MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Buchla Easel Rhythm Play

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Todd Barton

"Getting complex rhythms from just the few Buchla Easel's modules/functions."

DinosaurierTreffen 2018 Synthesizer Demos, RMI Harmonic Demo

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Moogulator

0:00 Dinosauriertreffen Rundlauf
6:20 RMI Harmonic Synthesizer Demo, Stephen Parsick (mit Bildrauschen, sorry)
35:00 Wolfgangschaltung
40:41 Feinstrom
Mehr / Kontakt / Bilder (C):

AJH Synth MiniMod Eurorack System patch/performance

Published on Nov 1, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"AJH Synth MiniMod system jam. I was learning how to use the AJH DH-ADSR module as an LFO (looping mode) and it evolved into a patch and a simple drone-like composition, which I decided to record.
Turn on subtitles for a description of what is going on in the patch.
Modules used: AJH VCOx3, Ladder filter, Sonic XV, Ring SM, DH-ADSR and VCA. Frequency Central Waverunner. Expert Sleepers FH-1.
Recorded into AUM on an iPad, with Audio Damage EOS2 reverb.
Arturia Keystep and Korg Nanokey 2 controllers.
iConnectivity iConnectAUDIO4+ audio interface.

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GEOSynths Sound Design Tutorials - DSI REV 2 - Eastern Flute

Published on Nov 1, 2018 GEOSynths

"Tutorials - Synth Patches -

Negative Filter Envelope's can be a little tricky to get your head around as the the audible response is often, counter intuitive...That said, we need to use them to make certain sounds, like this...An Eastern Flute."

Crumar DS2 Vintage Analog Digital Synthesizer Ableton Live Instrument Megapack

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Expanding Sound

"The Crumar DS2 Ableton Megapack

check it out here

The Crumar DS2 is one of the coolest synths I've ever played. It oozes with character. Ive never played a synth that sounds quite like it.

I was lucky enough to get my Crumar DS2 at an estate sale. Someone with a studio had passed away and the widow decided to have her neighbor sell all the contents. I went to the sale to pick up a Linn Drum I saw in posted pictures. Naturally, I snagged the Linn Drum right away. I then noticed this old beat up Crumar case on the side of the lawn. I opened it and inside was a very worn DS2. It needed a ton of work. But I knew how cool these synths can be, so I took it to a local music shop. A few months worth of repairs and she's back in action.

The best way to explain the Crumar DS2 is that it does things its own way. Its LFO mixer section is pretty wild. This synth can do anything from melodic strings to wild retro sound effects. I tried to incorporate the best of its sound palate into this pack. Some sounds are very straight, some sounds have crazy modulation on them. This pack would be serviceable on any project you have, and it will sound great.

With this pack you get

26 Ableton Live Multisampled instruments, all with different samples and soundscapes!

I hope you enjoy it! This pack is up there as one of my favorites I've made so far."

Schippmann CS-8 VCF-02

via this auction

ReBach CATCH Series Demo

Published on Nov 1, 2018 ReBach

"A short sound demo in techno style for the ReBach CATCH series.

Two CATCH VCO-A oscillators have been used, of which one modulates the PWM of the second VCO by the Pulse output. Furthermore, there is the VCF-A and the ADSR-A."

Crazy Cat Jam

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Brian Kupferschmid

Wait for it.

"Hey folks, it’s the day after Halloween and I thought I’d share a silly little jam I did that utilizes to new modules. New to the collection are the 2hp Cat and Freez modules. To add to the choir of meowdness, I used a sample and hold LFO to modulate the sample rate on the Freez, I ran the Cat and Minibrute 2 through the EMW mixer, then ran one side out to the DLY and Verb modules. I ran one side of the Verb through the Freez, then the Blue Lantern Wave folder, then back into the mixer. This created a cacophonous loop of feline skullduggery and synth. Needless to say, Charlie, my cat, was not impressed. It’s a light-hearted Jam, but as soon as I can, I will be doing something a little more interesting soon enough, as I do have another module on the way."

Novation Bass Station II Goes Black with Major 2.5 Feature Update & 25th Anniversary Edition Giveaway

Published on Nov 1, 2018 NovationTV

Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Overview with -CALC-
Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Paraphonic Mode
Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Filter Tracking
Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Micro Tuning
Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Re Trigger
Novation // Bass Station II 2.5 - Osc Error

And the limited edition black themed 25th Anniversary Bass Station II & official press release:

"Major firmware update + synth giveaway

To celebrate 25 years of Bass Station and thank users for their support, Novation is releasing the Bass Station II v2.5 firmware update and giving away a Bass Station II 25th Anniversary Edition – one of only five units off the production line!

To be in with a chance of winning the limited edition monosynth, join the Synth Owners Facebook group and like the competition post from 1-7 November 2018.

Bass Station II v2.5

The v2.5 firmware update adds some of the most requested features including filter tracking, paraphonic mode, microtuning and new preset Soundpacks. Installation couldn't be easier from the Novation Components content manager.

Paraphonic mode

Bass Station II is now a paraphonic monosynth, because you can control the pitches of each of the two oscillators separately in its single-voice architecture. Play two notes at a time rather than just one and get interesting interactions through the Ring and Filter Mod.

Filter tracking

Filter tracking was one of the most requested features. The filter includes variable keyboard tracking in Bass Station II v2.5 – the best for matching higher notes to increased brightness.

Envelope retriggering

Bass Station II's secret sound-design weapon is envelope retriggering. It’s now possible to configure your envelopes to retrigger once the decay stage has ended, opening up a whole range of new possibilities.

Oscillator error

Oscillator error introduces a small and adjustable random detune on each note-on event. This can be used to generate some very beautiful, subtle (or not) musical dissonance, very much in the same way that vintage synths do (because of the looser tolerance of their electronic components). Paraphonic mode makes it as dramatic as possible.

Microtuning editing

Completely control the frequency triggered by each key press, giving your scales another dimension.

New presets

Two new Soundpacks are in Components: Silver and Sinevibes. Silver's presets explore the v2.5 features and inspire new tracks and sound design. Sinevibes, designed by Sinevibes’ founder Artemij Pavlov, gives 101 classic Bass Station II presets.

Warm greetings to you all

Bass Station II can now support a custom message display at start-up.

Join the synth owners group here

To read more about the history of Bass Station, click here"

DSI Prophet 6 Presets (Part 4)

Published on Nov 1, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Going through all the factory presets in Bank 8 on the Prophet 6."

All parts here.

Uber Rare Emulator Analog Interface

This one is in via Loscha who had the following to say:

"I'm helping a friend clean up and we found this. We're going to try set it up for testing, but it will be for sale ultimately. We're going to hook up the mains, and make sure the CPU still turns over and generates a signal. We don't know anyone in Melbourne with an Emulator to try and pair it up with, though.

Probably the rarest bit of E-Mu kit that's out there. There are very few references to it, and these are the only good quality pictures of it available. Even after it sells, I want to keep the gallery of images, as it's a fascinating bit of weirdness."

Indeed. You'll find some pics of the inside below and at the gallery here.

Phaser Shootout

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio presents a modular synthesizer phase shifter comparison between the Oakley Modular's Deep Equinoxe and the Music From Outer Space 8-Stage Phase Shifter.

Both are excellent products with unique features!

Learn more at;"

GRADUATION// Prophet-6, Sub-37, OB-6

Published on Nov 1, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Didnt realize it was Canon until it was much much too late....
goes some cool places once we trade our pads for arpeggios though!"

TEST SERIES Make Noise Morphagene Eurorack with TC Electronic Guitar Effects Pedals

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Make Noise Morphagene
TC Electronic Trinity Reverb, Transition Delay, Dreamscape, Viscous Vibe, and Corona Chorus.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

MFB TANZBÄR 2 // TOMS + CONGAS // Analog Instruments 1 by 1 // Part 2

Published on Nov 1, 2018 LESINDES

"the single analog instruments of the TANZBÄR
1 by 1 and some accents.
Here for the analog CONGAs and TOMs. Using only
2 of each since parameters differing only in tuning.
With some add sample sounds in the end."


Published on Oct 31, 2018 LESINDES

tweaking the different parameters of the KICK 1 and 2 and SNARE 1 and 2"

vcs3 control

Published on Nov 1, 2018 zack dagoba

"Controlling the VCS3 via the Jones Socket. See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot... for more"

E-Mu, Polyfusion & ARP 2500 modulars.

seven rays

Published on Apr 14, 2017 cytricacid

Vintage synth spotting. I think that's and EMS Pitch to Voltage Converter on top of the Solina.
Also see this version.

Clavia Nordrack 2x SN NF10871

via this auction

"A virtual analog synth with 20 voices polyphony.
2 oscillators, 2 lfos, lots of different filter settings, ring mod, fm . 4 part multitimbral, great for layering

Compared to the Nord lead/rack 2 this one has more polyphony, more memory and higher resolution."

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer

via this auction

"Great pads and keys, nice basses. Definitely fits into the spot of 80s-90s type sound workhorse, if you want the one of the machines that just immediately evokes those sounds, this can do it. What is interesting is how it can be pushed into experimental and more modern sounds pretty easily as well.

New battery with holder instead of solder-in replacement to ease future replacement.
Cleaned inside and out
Four hex-head screws hold control panel down. One piece had been cracked and was inside the unit. This has been epoxied in and everything screws down tight and flush.
Volume and data sliders have been replaced. Volume was bad, replaced data just because.
Yellowed keys have been whitened and blended for decent matching and overall color
Comes with power cable
Every connector tested and working"

CRUMAR COMPOSER - mega rare vintage analog polyphonic keyboard synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

SOLTON PROGRAMMER 24 vintage rare poly synthesizer, the ITALO DISCO synth!

via this auction

JEN SX-1000 vintage analog monophonic synth

via this auction


via this auction


via this auction

Two pics of the inside below.

Rare Analog Roland TR-808 Clone - Drum Line 808Pro Drum Machine Synthesizer Synth

via this auction

Never seen one of these before. Note the Retro Gear Shop is a watermark and not printed on the unit.

"Drum Line 808Pro

This is a very rare Roland TR-808 style clone. It sounds quite awesome and is very fun to use, with a responsive screen that shows parameter change info, stereo panning features on all drum voices, tune-able kick drum, and stereo filters with resonance on the outputs, with midi in/out/thru plus din, individual outputs, stereo outputs & headphone out. A serious DJ electronic producer machine. It's fully functional and sounds amazing. The only functional thing is the reverb knob on the 3 toms does not appear to have much of an effect, otherwise all outputs, knobs, buttons etc work properly. More affordable and feature rich alternative to an 808. Comes with power cable. Operates at 220v, step up 110v - 220v transformer can be included in the sale if needed. Cosmetically it is in great shape with some minor wear on the sides."

Super Rare Vintage TBS-303 MKII Bassline Mono Synth (TB-303 clone+) SN 0399058 w/ Original Box

via this auction

I've only seen one of these go up for sale back in 2007. Note the font under TBS in the upper left matches Sequential Circuits font.

Details form the listing: "What happens when you take the basic analog synthesis engine of Roland's classic TB-303 bassline, add MIDI control, and put it in a seriously heavy-duty tabletop housing?

You end up with TBS Musical Instruments TBS-303 MKII!

These are extremely rare. My guess is this is one of the very few of these that were ever sold to the US.

Per the creator's website--

The following list represents some of the main features of the TBS-303 MarkII :

Analogue circuitry is nearly equivalent to the original
Fully discrete oscillator and filter section
Build-in MIDI interface requires no external SYNC24 syncbox
Slides programmable via Note overlap
Accents programmable via MIDI note-ON velocity value (>100)
User selectable MIDI channel
Better that the original ; 'Heavy-duty' housing and professional potentiometers
The TBS-303 is on purpose build in a desktop type housing to make real time filter-control by hand easier.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 250 x 170 x 65mm

Additional cool features:

External audio input
Infinite accent button
Infinite slide/portamento button

Please check the website for additional info and audio samples.

The sound of this box is quite awesome. The top-mounted slide/accent buttons allow for additional realtime creativity. The external input lets you use this in ways that no original TB-303 can. Best of all, the MIDI implementation gives you all kinds of sequencing possibilities that you didn't have with the original.

Sure, you can make it sound just like a TB-303-- or you can use it in new and creative ways."

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer with Social Entropy Quicksilver upgrade midi

via this auction

"This Roland TB-303 has the desirable Quicksilver upgrade by Social Entropy, which includes midi and other enhancements. The Quicksilver 303 is equipped with USB connectivity for OS upgrades and USB MIDI. Allowing the Quicksilver 303 to be directly connected to a USB host! Because all data is stored into internal EEPROM, batteries are no longer required to maintain memory. All internal memory can also be dumped using MIDI sysex messages for sharing or backup. More info"

Roland PG-200 Controller for JX-3P / MKS-30 SN 347300 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6 w/ Europa Mod & Hard Case SN 343566

via this auction

"Functional problem:
The 5th voice on VCO 2 is bad. Some patches it’s completely dead and other patches it sounds a little off from the other voice chips.
It was completely dead before so I replaced the amp, and voice chips."

Percussa SSP (Super Signal Processor)

via this auction

This is the first one I've seen on the second hand market.

Ciat Lonbarde Shbobo Shnth

via this auction

"This is a unique and wonderful synth made by the electronic wizard Peter Blasser. It has preset sounds loaded but you can program your own from you computer using the FISH editor. You play it by gently squeezing the wooden bars that then send out digital information to the onboard ARM Cortex M3 32 bit processor. There are antennae on the bottom that sense flesh and distance. The buttons can also be programmed to do perform actions. The 8 red lights turned on and off to indicate activity. Or as Peter writes, 'Four bars on top feel your fingers and two woven antennae below sense flesh, complimented by a battery of buttons. There are red lights.'"

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"Magnificent oberheim xpander one of considered one of the classics among polyphonic synths and in terms of modulations it is as close as you can get to a modular in classic synthesizer domain.

12 vco's (2 per each voice)
5 lfo's
15 filters.
6 outputs + stereo outputs
this thing is unique and amazing."

Roland System 8 AIRA Plug Out Synthesizer Update Overview Video

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Gear4music

808 cowbell oscillator at 7:07? Funny.

"The Roland System 8 AIRA Plug Out Synthesizer is a 49-key professional synthesizer featuring three oscillators.

The Roland System 8 AIRA builds on its reputation and design from previous iterations, delivering remarkable flexibility, giving you the ability to access a varied palette of tones with unparalleled character and exceptional audio quality.

The System 8 AIRA features improved ACB technology, giving you more rein over your parameters and controls, giving you the ability to craft virtually any sound you desire. Also included is a built-in vocoder, arpeggiator and polyphonic 'Chord Memory' functions."

Vult Modules Series - Flux Quad Voltage Processor

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Omri Cohen

"Usually, not always, usually, you will want some sort of attenuation when using sample and hold, and sometimes, you will also want to get a smooth signal rather than a stepped one. And when you get also a clock comparator and an envelope follower with it, you will want at least 4 of those to use in your patch. Well, Flux is a four channel sample and hold\clock comparator\envelope follower, with range control and slew limiting, and a built-in modulation matrix for extra fun. In this video, I take a closer look at Flux and at all of its features, with examples built from scratch. Here are all the different patches -

Introduction - 00:33
Sample and Hold - 02:43 Example - 04:38
Comparator - 11:58 Example - 12:46
Off - 16:33 Example - 17:40"

Rebach VCO GR11,VCF-A CATCH simply acid sound

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Dziam Bass

"next demo sound with simply acid fun Rebach VCO GR11,VCF-A CATCH ."

Digital D1 - Against The Clock - Sound Design

Published on Nov 1, 2018 redskylullaby

"Decided to challenge myself to design a synth patch against the clock. Used Digital D1 by Audiokit a new Virtual Analog PCM based synth inspired by PCM synths of eighties and nineties which I did a sound bank for. Great synth for lush pads, basses and leads and all proceeds from the App go to support the Open Source Audiokit project"

Hordijk osc design

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Deep Forest

"The Hordijk Modular synthesizer is very impressive. The sound is just amazing. In ths video I'm just playing a simple seqence while adjusting the osacilattor waves"

Bucharest Modular Meet 2018

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Dualtrx

"Here are some images from the first Modular Meet that happened in Bucharest/Romania.

Thanks to DJ Superstore and Arturia for the support."

RITM-2. Test after repair/mod/midi.part2

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Alexey Taber

"we maded next mod in this case: sub octave /2,/4,/2+/4, distortion knob, voltage control mod for vco depth modulation, increased depth, trigger/gate switch for vcf adsr, midi with pitchbend ,midi clock with divider by CC midi controller, modulation CC. added patchbay for ext controll. mail/fb for questions"

Instinct - Bastl Softpop + Korg Volca FM, Kick, Sample, SQ-1 - Acid Techno Jam

Published on Nov 1, 2018 Kablehead

"It was time for me to do another Volca jam. The Softpop from Bastl Instruments provides the acid line and gets sequenced by the Korg SQ-1 via cv.

The drums come from the Volca Sample and the synth sequence from the Volca FM. The Volca Kick plays the bassline. From time to time it randomly shifts the sequence back a step which can be a nice change or an annoying bug. :)
The TC Electronics Flashback Triple Delay is connected via the aux send of my mixer."

Patch n Tweak

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