MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Happy 909 day 2018 from SynthMania

Published on Sep 9, 2018 SynthMania

"Happy 909 day, everybody!"

KORG nanoSERIES2 | 10th Anniversary Limited Color Edition

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Korg

"Introducing limited-edition color models to commemorate ten years of the KORG nano series.

Since the appearance of the first KORG nano series in 2008, which brought new possibilities of “mobility” to USB-MIDI controllers for PC-based music production, these simple, portable controllers have continued to play a role in every musical scene from home studios to large stages. In commemoration of their tenth anniversary, KORG is happy to announce two vibrant color models that will stand out in any DAW-based or hardware-centric studio.

The blue and yellow model is perfect for use with “KORG Gadget,” KORG’s acclaimed DAW software for iOS/Mac. The orange and green model features a look popular DAW software used by electronic music producers. People who already use these software titles will be right at home on these colorful controllers, and they will also be of interest to beginners, since a generous bundle of software and discount coupons is included. This enables users to start producing music immediately, right out of the box.

Enjoy an ideal music production system with these limited-edition models of the nanoSERIES2 featuring color schemes that match your DAW."

ARP 2600 configuration of a Synthesizers DotCom portable 22

Published on Sep 9, 2018 O.Z. Hall

"This is a follow-up video from my December 2015 video 'ARP 2600 configuration of a Synthesizers DotCom portable 22 cabinet '.

I have added a number of new custom modules which greatly expand the preset capability of the system. Part 1 describes the different modules in the system. Part 2 demos some preset sounds."

Vintage Korg PE-2000 Poly Ensemble S Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jun 10, 2018 Joseph Rudell

via this auction

"Korg PE-2000 Analog Synthesizer (alsoknown as the Ensemble S) in good condition...

There seems to be a little bit of a crackle and volume loss when you select Brass 1 and Chorus 1. I'm positive that this is due to some switches/pots that are dirty. . See the video above to see exactly what I'm talking about.."

Novation Peak - Analog/Digital Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

SQUARP PYRAMID: Live Sequencing, Alternating Patterns

Published on Sep 9, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just a jam testing out the new 3.0 firmware update. Seems much stabler when it comes to alternating live between patterns. Pretty routine melody but happy switching back and forth.
More complex Pyramid jams to come now that I can trust it a bit better!"

Cpt J 909 Day

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Neo Luddite

"Little raw take to celebrate my fave drum machine the TR-909 with its little bother the TR09.

Recorded straight to the soundcard via the PBMIX3 =)"

Tula - Oktava Cluster - 08.09.2018

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Alex Pleninger

Music - Alex Pleninger
Visuals - Anastasia Koroleva

See the Alex Pleninger label below for more.

ER-301 sample player with MI Marbles

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Sequenox

Yamaha TX81z - Take On Me (Instrumenta)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 tiergrinder

"Yamaha TX81z Demosong : A-Ha Take On Me (TX81z Instrumental)

Here's is a demo song that I did using just Yamaha TX81z. All synth sounds on this song are made using TX81z's preset sounds.

Drums sounds are from Alesis HR-16 samples. I know that the original used Linndrum but the HR-16 matched better with the TX81z sound :)

This is not ment to be as a overly produced and to the teeth matching deconstruction, more as an TX81z sound demo."

Matrixbrute/Gaelic Song (Short Demo)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Very short demo of synth + Gaelic song. The keen ear will recognise the high synth part as a reference to the opening string line from Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave". Being Sottish-themed, I had to add it :) Different rhythm, of course, but the idea is there.

Vocals are the final track from Julie Fowlis' 'Cuilidh' album. I transposed up to the key of G#m, and added slight autotune. The included vocals are only a small part of the track, but they suffice for demo purposes.

I think an album of this kind of material could be very interesting. The stylistic crossover certainly widens potential market.

But in terms of illustrative material: after this vid I'm moving on to something different, as I don't want to exhaust the concept.

All best

Training a cat to play the OP-1

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Andor Polgar

Volca Chillout / Techno Jams by Slenterende Beer

Published on Sep 2, 2018 Slenterende Beer

"Live jam with 4 Volcas and a bunch of effects.

Korg Volca Sample
Korg Volca Bass + Zoom MS-50G
Korg Volca FM + Zoom MS-70CDR
Korg Volca Keys + Strymon BigSky
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Arturia Keystep
Retrokits RK-004 + RK-002
Behringer XENYX UFX1204

Video recorded with iPhone 7. Audio recorded with UFX1204 in "standalone" mode, recording directly to USB HDD."

Behringer RD-808 Demo at KnobCon 2018

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Marshal Arnold

"Behringer RD-808 Demo at KnobCon 2018

At KnobCon I stopped by the Behringer booth and had a look at nd listen to the Rhythm Designer 808. A drum machine based on the classic Roland TR-808."

RD-808 here.

New Behringer RD-909 Videos from Knobcon

Behringer shows off prototype RD-909 at KnobCon 2018 - 909 Day Published on Sep 9, 2018 Marshal Arnold

"Behringer shows off prototype RD-909 at KnobCon 2018 - 909 Day

Happy 909 Day! Behringer is showing off a design prototype of the Rhythm Designer 909, a drum machine based on the classic Roland TR-909!"

Knobcon 2018: Behringer RD-909 First look

Published on Sep 9, 2018 sonicstate

"First look at the RD -909 prototype - a Behringer remake of the classic TR-909"

See the RD-909 announcement post for details.

Orchestral Colours with Make Noise Mysteron, DPO, Meadowphysics , Seaboard and more

Published on Sep 9, 2018 junklight

"had a busy weekend so just had a 'sit down and see where it all goes' session. I liked the deep sounds coming from the mysteron sequenced by Meadowphysics and Rene and it all flowed from there.

The last flowing flute part is my favourite bit

Roughly speaking:

Make Noise Mysteron sequenced by Meadow physics and Rene

Seaboard playing DPO into MMG via FH-1

and Spitfire Tundra and a frippertronics style loop from the Push

The whole thing recorded from Ableton out using Audio Hijack! (was easier than trying to make sure it all recorded into a session)"

JEN SX1000 Synthetone Vintage Analogue Synthesizer w/ Patch Sheets & Extras

Published on Sep 6, 2018 Steve Subtronix

via this auction

"JEN Synthetone SX1000

In very nice condition.

It even has a full compliment of knob caps!

It comes in a chunky wooden box and also with a bunch of paperwork.

Paperwork consists:
a couple of magazine articles
a glossy A4 brochure (1 sheet)
owners manual
original guarantee card (probably not still valid!),
and a set of eight cut out overlays with preset patches marked on them."

3 Awesome Features of the Digitone's LFOs (and some tips for using them)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Elektron Digitone. Although a big part of the appeal is its excellent sequencer, we shouldn't understate how amazing the synthesis engine actually is. In this video I focus on 3 features of the Digitone's incredibly flexible LFOs and make some suggestions as to how to make use of them."

New Roland Drum and Synth Products Coming September 13

A new teaser on #909Day.

"Visit "Music Connects" site on September 13 for details on three brand-new Roland drum and synthesizer products. Get ready to make some noise!
#Roland #Drums #VDrums #Synth #synthesizer"

Knobcon 2018: Floor Walk Saturday

Published on Sep 9, 2018 sonicstate

"Jim takes us on a birds eye view of the Knobcon 2018 show currently happening in Chicago."

"Getting Closer" Nitzer Ebb cover, all Korg Volca Demo (Bass/Sample/FM/Keys/Kick)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Mattelica

"Live all Volca take of Nitzer Ebb's "Getting Closer" with the Bass, Sample, FM, Keys, and Kick to a Roland VS880 multi track recorder to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer, to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Roland TR-909 Drum Machine Dust Covers

minimal via this auction

front panel via this auction

E-licktronick NAVA (ROLAND TR909 clone)

Published on Jul 25, 2018 Marco Donzelli

"This is a demo video for my newly built E-Licktronic Nava (Roland TR909 clone). The audio was recorded directly from the mono out into the soundcard, no fx has been applied in post production. Sorry for the video quality, but I'm no videomaker and I recorded with my cellphone."

via this auction

"E-licktronic Nava, Roland TR909 clone. Just completed, working perfectly. Assembled on 1.02 pcb, comes with Erika synth case and Chia Shin knobs (custom 909 style knobs). The circuit is 100% true to the original, uses the same schematic and the original NOS components. This is as close as you can get to a real 909 without spending that much. The only thing you'll need to buy to use it is a AC/AC 15v 1A PSU. Pay attention: AC/AC and NOT AC/DC. This is VERY IMPORTANT."

Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer

via this auction


via this auction

Access Virus Indigo Keyboard Synthesizer SN G10000832

via this auction

"This Indigo is in good condition and working perfectly. All controls have great feel and respond accurately. All lights and screen fully functional. All ports and jacks in great shape and connect without issue. Sound is strong and clear from all inputs and outputs. Keys straight and play as they should.

The synth has some scuffs, scratches, and dings. Some of the keys have become discolored with age. Please see photos. Previous owner was a smoker, so this does have a smoke scent to it. It is overall in sturdy, solid physical condition. Feels great in use."

AJH Synth Swarm Eurorack Module Dark Edition

via this auction

Bye Bye Tanzmaus, you will be missed.

Published on Sep 9, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Sharing my love / hate relationship that ultimately lead me to sell the unit. Perhaps MFB stands for MofoB*tch to program?"


Published on Sep 9, 2018 e-pleasure

"After some break an new Jam including Modular, PolyEvolver, Accelerator and the Deluge as heart of the setup."

Hip hop - 45 minute set with Digitakt and Microvolt 3900

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Ehsan Gelsi

Moog Grandmother & Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Sep 9, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

HOUSE OF BLUES (Original live session)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 vistaandaudio

"Perfomed and produced by:
Orazio Del Core 2018

for more visit"

039//In Another Life - Eurorack, Moog Mother 32, Eventide Space beautiful self-generating track

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A melodic semi-self-generating patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through an Eventide Space shimmer reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on tape echo setting.

Sometimes it's nice to create something that isn't technically impressive, or a demo of a technique. Sometimes it's nice to make something musical and emotional for musicality's sake. So here is 039//In Another Life - enjoy.

The main idea of this patch is that it morphs from a melodic pluck line into a rich, searing bass. The plucks come from the higher M32, using a filtered square wave with random modulation on the pulse width and filter resonance. This is mixed with a higher note from the Minimod VCO, with the mix randomly modulated too. Finally, the tempo is sometimes randomly modulated (the modulation amount is controlled by the DH-ADSR via Veils).
The bass comes from the lower M32, which is clocked randomly by the higher. It is mixed with the Minimod VCO high note, the pitch of which is changed by the lower M32's gate.
A Maths LFO with the Rise time randomly modulated supplies the plucked envelope for the white noise that starts being heard in the background when the bass begins to take over.
The main star of the show is a Maths LFO with a slow rise time and a fast fall - this morphs between the 2 M32s. As it rises, the pluck's filter cutoff decreases, the bass' filter cutoff increases, and the white noise pluck's volume and LFO speed increase. When the LFO resets it also resets both M32 sequences.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Analogue Solutions Generator Sequencer Demo (no talking)

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Reon Driftbox 2 demo

Published on Sep 8, 2018 ikworgek

"second demo track Reon Driftbox-R
all sounds from the Reon
some reverb and delay


ikworgek Reon Driftbox demos

Knobcon 2018: Therevox - Like an Ondes but more synthy

Published on Sep 9, 2018 sonicstate

"The Therevox at Knobcon 2018 - with a two oscillator, multi-wave analog synth, with resonant filter, FX loop combined with an Ondes type keyboard and expression buttons."

Behringer RD-808 Drum Machine (808 Clone) At Knobcon 2018

Published on Sep 9, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with Behringer about their new RD-808 drum machine, an updated clone of the classic Roland TR-808.

The video features a preview and audio demos of their first 'tool-made' sample - the first prototype made with using the production materials and techniques."

Terry Hunter and the Roland TR-909

Published on Sep 9, 2018 RolandChannel

"In celebration of September 9—#909DAY—Roland sat down with Chicago house legend, Terry Hunter at the recent Playlist Retreat hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff. In our chat, Terry shared his memories of the impact the Roland TR-909 made in Chicago House in the late 80s/early 90s and which DJ had "the one" – the 909 that sounded bigger than all others."

Jeff Mills and the Roland TR-909

Published on Sep 9, 2018

"TR-909 Work Out” from DVD “Exhibitionist 2” by Jeff Mills
©2014 Axis Records

Jeff Mills is widely considered to be the world’s most progressive Techno DJ and Producer. His musical journey—having originated in Detroit—has seen one instrument join him through the decades: the Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer. His connection, and performance, with the 909 has set the standard of live electronic music performance with the critically acclaimed 'Exhibitionist 2' documentary a Techno hardware masterclass.

In celebration of September 9, a.k.a. #909DAY, Roland sat down with Jeff Mills in Paris, France to better understand how the 909 helps realise Jeff’s unique musical vision and gain some insight into his perspective of the future of electronic music.

Full interview:

WeAreAmpify: We got a TR-909!

Published on Sep 9, 2018 WeAreAmpify

"Happy 909 day! Pete left London to visit Seb who luckily had a Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer sat in his flat courtesy of Novation & Focusrite. Even 35 years on, this iconic piece of hardware still sounds impressive.

You can download the 909 Soundpack on Blocs Wave now (iOS devices only):

Happy music making,
Team Ampify."

[Roland 909 Day Demo] Juno-1 / TR-8 / RE-20 / 101-VCF / JP6-VCF

Published on Sep 9, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2018

Today a special setup for 909 Day!
Featuring some classic Roland circuits.
The highly underrated Alpha Juno-1 on pads and leads.
Getting a dose of cloudy reverb from Strymon Big Sky.
A TR-8 deploying the 909 kit in floor-thumping action.
Smashed to extra crunchy bits in the DBX 166A compressor/limiter.
My RE-20 Space Echo pedal on delay.
The 101-VCF has its input overdriven by Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box.
And the Rozendal CEM3340 VCO going into the JP6-VCF.
Having its resonant arse kicked around my Spring Tank Reverb.
Beatstep Pro on sequencing duty.

Some audio post-processing in Cubase 7."

#909day Roland TR-8 solo play!

Published on Sep 9, 2018 VC FOX

"Happy 909 day!"

New Behringer RD-909 Revealed on 9/09 - #909Day

via Behringer

"Rhythm Designer RD-909 Features

Recreation of one of the most sought after and influential drum machines

10 original drum sounds: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Low Tom, Mid Tom, High Tom, Rim-Shot, Hand-Clap, Cymbal, Open-Hat, Closed-Hat

Complete control over voice dynamics with per voice accent and flam

64-step sequencer with storage of up to 64 patterns and 16 songs with continuously variable swing

Integrated Wave Designer with individual attack and sustain controls for studio quality drum sound

Integrated dual mode filter with dedicated frequency and resonance controls for huge sound shaping options

10 independent analog outputs to record your patterns as multi-track audio

Easily readable 7-segment 4-character LED display for tempo with dedicated tap tempo button

16 authentic step pads with bold, full-color LEDs

Up to 99 loop measures of each pattern change with 16 pattern changes per song

Songs can be chained together for expanded compositions

Unique Auto Scroll feature for extremely easy operation

Comprehensive Midi In/Out/Thru and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices

Per-Track Solo and Mute for enhanced realtime control

Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal

Powerful headphone and L/R main outputs on 1/4” TRS connectors"

Update1: a couple of pics from Knobcon in via Soviet Space Child, spotted on Sonic State's Instagram feed.

Update2: Knobon videos further below.

Behringer shows off prototype RD-909 at KnobCon 2018 - 909 Day Published on Sep 9, 2018 Marshal Arnold

"Behringer shows off prototype RD-909 at KnobCon 2018 - 909 Day

Happy 909 Day! Behringer is showing off a design prototype of the Rhythm Designer 909, a drum machine based on the classic Roland TR-909!"

Knobcon 2018: Behringer RD-909 First look

Published on Sep 9, 2018 sonicstate

"First look at the RD -909 prototype - a Behringer remake of the classic TR-909"

1984 Roland TR-909 "Different Drummer" Ad

In for 909 day via Retro Synth Ads. Click through for the full write-up and more scans.

"Roland TR-909 "Different Drummer" colour advertisement from the outside back cover of Volume 2, Number 3 (1984) issue of Roland Users Group Magazine."

Din Sync RE-808 to be Open Source

via Paul Barker, the man behind Din Sync.

"It’s funny to announce this on 909 day but it’s important news. As many of you know we plan to make the RE-808, however the news we bring today about the project is that once the circuit boards are ready we will release the gerber files for them directly under an open source license. This seems to be the best model for the project under the current circumstances. The 808 deserves a decent legacy for the 21st century and this will be it. #909day #re808 #authentic808forall"

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