MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Octave Cat Demo - Making a rhythmic patch

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"The Cat is 42 years old and it sounds great. Here I'm creating a rhythmic patch by using the Cat's square wave LFO to create different tonal intervals and percussive sounds with the filter. Enjoy."

OB-Xa by night

Published on Nov 25, 2018 SynthMania

"Oberheim OB-Xa improv in glorious \10 - /2 panpot (((stereo))).
Reverb: Roland SRV-3030"

PPG WAVE 2.2 - Ambient Sounds, Pads & Presets 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Nov 25, 2018 synth4ever

"Ambient synth demo of the PPG Wave 2.2 digital / analog hybrid synthesizer, filmed at the Synth Palace in Montreal, Quebec Canada ( or .net).

The PPG Wave was built by the German company Palm Products GmbH (now Waldorf) from 1981 to 1987. The PPG Wave synths use digital samples of wavetables and feature analog VCA envelope and VCF (filter) sections for a classic and warm sound.

The PPG Wave was produced in 3 different models:

- Wave 2 (1981–1982) - 8 oscillators (one per voice), 8-bit resolution, single modulation wheel, CEM 3320 VCFs

- Wave 2.2 (1982–1984) - 16 oscillators (two per voice), 8-bit resolution, dual modulation wheels, SSM 2044 VCFs

- Wave 2.3 (1984–1987) - 16 oscillators (two per voice), 12-bit resolution, dual modulation wheels, SSM 2044 VCFs, 8-part multimbrality

This synth demo features some ambient sounds, patches and presets from the PPG Wave 2.2 synthesizer including pads, S&H modulation and LFO tweaking.

All sounds are from the PPG Wave 2.2 synth with no external effects."

1980s Roland Alpha Juno SN 763506

via this auction

"1980's Roland Juno Alpha-1 vintage analog synthesizer in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original manual. The Alpha Juno is a worthy addition to the Juno family, with the sliders and buttons of previous iterations replaced by membrane buttons and the Alpha Dial, which is used to edit and browse through the extensive selection of parameters. Features include DCO digitally controlled oscillators, LFO, bend, ENV, pulse, waveforms, noise, PW/PWM, high pass filter, VCF (filter) with freq/env/res/LFO/kybd, VCA envelope, chorus, and more. A PG-300 synthesizer programmer (not included) is compatible with the Alpha-1, giving the user traditional slider control of each parameter for faster editing.

Other touches include better MIDI implementation than previous Roland synths, 64 presets and 64 user patches, LCD display, an LFO capable of a very slow rate for some cool sweeping effects, and a great bass sound and noise effects! It also has chord memory, portamento, and keyboard transposing. All functions work as intended, and the keyboard shows sparingly little cosmetic wear."

Vintage Korg MS-03 CV Signal Processor SN 181023

via this auction

"These rare accessories were built around the same time as the MS – 20 and MS-10 semi modular synthesizers. This unit controls a synthesizer with both with trigger and CV inputs via a 1/4 inch audio input. Essentially it is a audio to CV converter. Some audio signals and sources track better than others (there is some unpredictability to be expected).

From the Korg original literature...

'Allows any instrument to 'play' a synthesizer.
This signal processor converts any audio signal input into a synthesizer control signal. Put together a guitar or vocal synthesizer instantly by connecting the MC-03 between your guitar or mike and any synthesizer with CV and trigger inputs. No alterations are needed; just by plugging into the MS-03 and adjusting the controls, your instrument can actually 'play' the synthesizer. When performing live, connect a foot switch for portamento, pitch hold, and other useful effects.'

Great overall condition. Some minor blemishes typical for a nearly 40 year old piece."

Siel OR 400 Brass, Piano, Reed, Strings Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage MiniMoog Model D Analog Synth SN 13225

via this auction

"Just recently serviced, tuned, calibrated etc. List of maintenance includes:

-Removed, cleaned and reinstalled bus bars
-Cleaned key contact springs
-Recapped all electrolytics
-Replaced both sets of cinch jones connectors
-Recalibrate, tuned, scaled

The keys play really smooth and it sounds great. I inherited this and don't really have a use for it...

Kitten not included."

Tokyo Tape Music Center Dual Sine/Sawtooth Generator Model 158 - Buchla 100 Eurorack Module

via this auction

Tokyo Tape Music Center is a play on the San Francisco Tape Music Center. This is the first one featured on the site.

"Tokyo Tape Music Center - Dual Sine/Sawtooth Generator Model 158 - Buchla 100 eurorack style. Factory build, not DIY.

Excellent dual oscillator, captures the 100 sound. Waveshape & FM on each oscillator. Runs at Buchla's standard 1.2v/Oct, unlike the majority of euro modules. It's easy to convert incoming voltage to this standard with Disting, Synovatron interface, or Ornament & Crime. External control does require a voltage offset, just like the 100 series did. TTMS makes a version of the 156 voltage processor, or you can use any other processor with offset.

The Tokyo Tape Music Center stuff is beautiful and well built. You won't be disappointed. This one didn't fit into my workflow like I'd hoped, but I'm sad to let it go."

Mutable Instruments Plaits Audulus Drum Machine

Published on Nov 25, 2018 audulus

"This video is a short demonstration of Audulus' power to sequence the Mutable Instruments Plaits as if it were a drum machine using an Expert Sleepers ES-8.

Audulus sequences the CV changes for pitch and model to Plaits and triggers it in patterns.

You could do this with another hardware sequencer, but it would require at least 3 separate lanes to sequence everything. With enough outputs, you can even take control of every single Plaits parameter on a per-step basis.

You can also effect your drums on a per-step basis, sending your hat to a delay while you send you kick to an overdrive.

This video also features the Roland 512 VCO and 505 VCF, as well as the Erica Synths Fusion Tube Mixer.

For more information, visit the Audulus forum"


via this auction

"There is a reason you never see the CMU-810 for sale. It might look basic but it really is a tone monster. It sounds huge and greasy! Many people consider it the best Roland mono. These can be played by themselves and can also be integrated with your vintage Macintosh or PC computers."

E-mu Emulator II ELKA EK22 Cinema Organ Strings

Published on Nov 25, 2018 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

Crockett's Theme lead

Published on Nov 25, 2018 SynthMania

"The wonderful, wonderful Crockett's Theme by Jan Hammer is one of the most memorable '80s songs. A viewer request asked to investigate on the lead sound for the theme, and after some sound test I MIDI'ed together the Fairlight IIx ARR1 vox and the Yamaha DX7 Harp 2 patch."

Analogue Solutions Polymath - 6 Million Dollars -Transatlantic Mix

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"Had to do an edited version of the song and video and take out the 6 million dollar man footage as youtube blocked it in the USA and Canada - so this is the Transatlantic mix - so you get to see me instead of Steve Austin :)"

Rebach VCO-A ,VCF-A ,ADSR-A, SMP (CATCH Series) with arp & reverb demo

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hello Folks.
Today the next part of blue modules from ReBach from the new CATCH series.
dokaldniej I used VCO-A VCF-A and ADSR-A to connect wave from VCO, I used SMP multiple module and later add reverb.
I wanted to enjoy the beautiful performance of a high resonance and I think I succeeded, a slight increase in the fast melody of the arp, great for the mix in the further production of the song but there is not much to talk about, check it out yourself if you want.😃
VCO,ADSR,VCF each module has a price of 95 Euro currently seems to be a great sound for this price!"

Podcast 254: Bert Schiettecatte (Percussa)

Published on Nov 25, 2018 20Objects

"Back in episode 66, I first chatted with Bert Schiettecatte - who, along with partner Celine, has been making the Percussa brand of music interfaces purr for the last decade-and-a-half. When we talked to them back then, they were about to run with a Kickstarter for their SSP Eurorack module; now, it's a success - and has spawned a new progeny. The Micro SSP has its own kickstarter (, and looks to be a smaller and more affordable way for anyone to get into the SSP ecosystem.

As with our earlier conversation, talking with Bert is pretty easy - he's got his hands in every part of the development of the device, and is willing to talk about it all! I enjoy talking with him because he tends to downplay the amount of work he's done, but is also realistic about the amount of work it took to accomplish the result. He's killing it with this module, but he's been killing it all along with the development of Percussa interface devices.

I hope you enjoy this 'cast - it's a revelation to hear about the SSP design process, and will hopefully inspire you to dig in a little more. Check out Percussa at, and take a good look at the amazing designs they are producing.


Xmas Song- KORG ELECTRIBE Wave with RC-505 & EWI4000s - Santa Claus is Dancing Through Night

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Shangri-la S

Let the synth-tide holiday posts begin.

"Hello friends! This is my 6th tune using KORG Electribe Wave & BOSS RC-505, and also my seasonal original song. Please try listening to the end. You can find the reason for the song title! EWI4000s, Kaossilator Pro+, KP3+, microkorg XL+ & DDJ WeGo3 are also used. This video and audio tracks were recorded in one take, as usual. Hope you get started to become interested in live-looping. Thanks for watching!

In this video I used:
Korg Electribe Wave (iOS)
Boss RC-505 Loop Station
Akai EWI4000s
Pioneer WeGo3 with djay2 (iOS)
Korg microKorg XL+
Korg Kaossilator Pro+
Korg KP3+
TC-electron M-ONE
Mackie 1202 12-Channel Mixer"

Deluge Dub Techno

Published on Nov 25, 2018 LUSS

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SOLTON ARRANGER PLUS Analog Groovebox 1987 | HD DEMO

Published on Nov 25, 2018 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2018 by AnalogAudio1

The Solton Arranger Plus is similar to the Solton Programmer 24. It is a drum machine with digital PCM drum samples and integrated arranger, which uses analog sound generation. It was produced in Italy by Ketron in 1987. It has single outputs for bass and drums. You could also play all sounds via MIDI, MIDI-sync to other drum machines possible as well. In the intro I used a delay effect from the Korg SDD-3000. The last sequence used a reverb on the drum output. A nice machine for Italo-pop!"

Roland Juno 106 w/ Refurbished Chips

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"All 6 sound chips were refurbished and repaired as needed. Sockets were installed for each sound chip as well (see pictures).

The battery was replaced and the battery engineering change was performed which greatly increases backup battery life.

The unit was also fully calibrated"

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 6382

via this auction

Moog Source SN 2412

via this auction

Teenage Engineering PO-33 KO: Three MOAR Little Beats

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"Sometimes you've got to grab the opportunity to jam when you can! The PO-33 is great for jamming on the sofa in-between changing nappies and sleeping. Here are 3 more little beats I've been playing around with."

Polymath and Generator - Making a Synth Pop Bass & Arp Sequence

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"Making nice Synth Pop Arp and Bass with the Polymaths along with modulation from the Generator Sequencers"

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