MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ventris Dual Reverb + Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa (in 3 Parts)

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Genshi Media Group


Another quick improvised demo in three parts, mostly to showcase a few of the presets I made on the Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb while playing the Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa Hybrid Synth."

A Cup Of Funk (OB-Xa & DMX)

Published on Nov 26, 2018 SynthMania

"A little Funk improv for your enjoyment - with two classic Funk machines: Oberheim OB-Xa and DMX"

EMW System R1

Published on Nov 26, 2018 EMW Synthesizers

"Rhythm patterns with an EMW modular system."

Mrseri uO_c Micro Ornament & Crime

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"The mrseri uO_c is a micro 8hp version of the Ornament & Crime multi function module. This module has many modes including sequencers, shift registers, quantizers, envelope generators and more. We used four of the modes in this video.

The Intellijel Planar is used for sequencing, the Dixie II and Rubicon 2 as oscillators, for filters we used the Morgasmatron and Joranalogue Filter 8, and the Strymon Magneto adds delay and reverb.

uO_c available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

"The mrseri uO_c is a compact, and stylish take on the open-source Ornament & Crime multi-function module. Using just four trigger/gate inputs, four CV inputs, two encoders and menu up/down buttons, the uO_c accomplishes a huge number of complex modulation tasks. Using its simple menu, a user can easily get the uO_c to function as a quantized shift register, quad envelope generator, quadrature LFO, quad 16-step sequencer, chord sequencer, and even an 8-bit sound source! From a utility standpoint, the uO_c is also invaluable for its precision voltage generation mode, which is essential when calibrating other modules. Ornament & Crime truly is a module which amplifies the capabilities of every module around it, leaving many users to wonder how they ever patched without one.

Buchla 200 Krell Brass

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Todd Barton

"just putting together a basic Krell patch to unfold during a Skype session for students at the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific later this week."

Tama Techstar TS-305, Analog Drum Synth Module (6 Drum Synths)

via this auction

"This listing is for one Tama Techstar TS-305, an analog drum synth module that features six independent voices (bass, snare, rim and 3 toms). It can be triggered either via drum pad, voltage gate or audio. Unit has some scratches here and there but ultimately works great."

You can find demos of the 305 in the archives here.

Tama Techstar TS-202, Analog Drum Synthesizer (Snare/Rim) SN 200002

via this auction

"This listing is for one Tama Techstar TS-202, an analog drum synth module that features two independent voices (snare and a rim). It can be triggered either via drum pad, voltage gate or audio. Unit has some scratches here and there but ultimately works great. Power LED is blue (worth mentioning I suppose)."

I believe this is the first TS-202 to be featured. It might look familiar, but you are likely mistaking it for the TS-204 as seen here.

Sequential Prophet-600 w/ Gligli Mod, Prophet-5 Knobs, Transparent Ends SN 3904

via this auction

Crumar Bit-99 Analog Synth

via this auction

"Crumar Bit-99 analog synth in very good condition.

2x DCOer pr. voice, CEM3328 filter. The keyboard can be split between two patches. It has been refurbished. Four keys have been replaced. New battery installed. Sliders and buttons have been lubricated. It works 100%."

ARP Pro Soloist 1972 Black and Gold SN 273853 w/ LED Sliders & Buttons

via this auction

Via the seller's description: "Here is an ARP Pro Soloist that I have personally serviced and calibrated. I have replaced all electrolytic capacitors including all of the tantalum capacitors which are known to cause serious problems. This thing should be good to go for years to come!

I have also replaced the 4 faders on the left with custom LED faders as well as an LED transpose switch (curtesy of SYNTH CHASER)

Last but not least I replaced the touch sensor that sits under the keys allowing you to use all the aftertouch effects. The one that was in there initially was on its last legs.

This thing should play like new for a LONG time."

CLOUD CHASERS// Juno-106, System-8, DX-7

Published on Nov 26, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Had this one on reserve!
TR-8 on the beat, MX-1 doing its thing, and Squarp Pyramid capturing the sequences liiiiiiive"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with Mikael Blak

You can find an interview on Sequential's website here.

"Mikael Blak is a musician and a producer from the Faroe Islands. Working as a professional from his teenage years, mainly as a bassist, he has toured extensively all over the world and appears on over 150 albums. Artists that he has toured and recorded with include Eivør, Teitur, Yggdrasil, and Afenginn. He has produced albums for many artists, including Marius Ziska, 200, Guðrið Hansdóttir and Son of Fortune.

We chatted with Mikael about how he uses Sequential instruments."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

E-MU - Mo' Phatt - Exploring the Presets - Part 4 - MVM #124

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to part #4 of this Exploring the Presets video section. What's up everybody? Today we're going to be checking out some of the stock preset sounds that come in the E-MU Mo' Phatt sound module. This is a 64 voice, multitimbral sound module that came out in 2001."

Midiverse - TV Exploring the Presets

An Update on the Behringer UB-Xa - OB-Xa

And update from Uli Behringer on UB-Xa development, spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"Hello everyone,

I like to give you an update on the UB-Xa development.

When I announced the project some time ago, I mentioned that it would take at least a year as it is a "labor of love" and our Midas engineer would do this as a side project since their main priorities are with digital mixing consoles.

Because of their high workload, the development of the UB-Xa had unfortunately stalled for quite some time.

Good news is that the team is working on it again and we have just finished all schematics and the mechanical design while the team is now focusing on the board layout and firmware.
This is a major job and don't expect anything soon, however we are confident that we will deliver this project as promised and hopefully at a price which will make everyone happy.

In order to maintain the integrity of the original sound design, we've been using 3340 and 3320 VCO's and VCF's but replaced the outdated digital section with very powerful Arm Processors.

Thanks for your patience.


Audioweld® Synthwatch® - World’s First Wristwatch Synthesizer

via kickstarter

"Since ancient times music has been part of human life, being a method of self expression and communication. Rooted in instincts, music allows people to forget about their daily routine and connect themselves with the spiritual and the subconscious.

How many times has it happened to you to have a melody in your head without being able to get rid of it or... to express it somehow?

Our team has been seeking to develop a portable device that doesn’t need heavy machinery and long cables, easy to wear, user friendly and at the same time professional, ready to be used outdoors or inside a pro studio.

Why not a wristwatch? That's how the Synthwatch® idea was born.

But not just an idea.

Two years of development can be transformed in reality with your help. The Synthwatch® is a portable synthesizer that allows you to express yourself in every moment of your life. Its main function is real-time play that makes you able to create music, to record it and to add effects synthesized through the app (designed for iOS and Android users).

The solid Titanium Grade 5 watch case is extremely lightweight and is designed to hold perfectly such a piece of technology.

The Synthwatch keys are meant to be pressed by every kind of finger size. Moreover, the usb cable is equipped with a three and a half millimetres female jack which can be used to connect your Synthwatch to every kind of sound speaker or amplifier.

With the help of the app you can select the sequencer function and make your own music from A to Z! No time anymore? No worries! You can save both recordings and sequencer and come back to it when you have time!

Professional watchmakers family - since the '70s we are pioneers of horological innovation since the days of the first American diapason clock.

With a team of sound engineers, designers, electronic engineers, musical producers we created the first musical wrist watch - or better, the world's smallest synthesizer: the Synthwatch®.

If you are looking for a normal smartwatch with a step-counter and a heart-rate meter you should look elsewhere. Our idea can only be realised with your help! We invite you to help us and to make the story of the wrist watch .

By buying this piece of art and technology you are not just keeping it for yourself – you are making the history of watchmaking.

Novation Peak first outing

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Ron Millar

"And then... I got in!"

60 Second Synth Sounds- Daft Punk- Da Funk

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Luke Neptune

"Episode 3- Learn how to recreate the lead from Daft Punk's Da Funk.
Brought to you by Luke Neptune and DJ Mag."

On the Sequential OB-6

Paul jams a sketch

Published on Dec 28, 2017 Paul Curreri

"Dec 28, '17: Came downstairs to find Paul in the early stages of a song sketch. Sounded cool so I asked if I could video him. :)

Equipment used: SCI Pro One, Micromoog, Roland Juno-60, Oberheim DX, Line 6 DL4, recorded in Cubase w. small amount of Echoboy."

Wilfried Thierry - Music For Six Analog Synthesizers

Published on Nov 26, 2018 ikkini

"Recorded live in Le Chabada (Angers, France)

Max/MSP patch (inspired by instant reich patch by Dan Reid) driving six analog synths :
- Macbeth M3X
- Moog Little Phatty
- ARP Odyssey Rev2
- Oberheim TVS
- Roland Juno-60
- DSI Mopho X4"

1992 Video Dating Tape Featuring Synths

Published on Nov 25, 2018 peahix

"Found 8mm videotape. Bonus recording studio tour."

Synths (Roland Jupiter-6 & E-mu Emulator and Fender Rhodes come in at the 10 minute mark, but there is some studio footage before that.

Down n Dirty

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Ron Millar

"Live jam with OB-6, Virus TI and Maschine MK3"


Published on Nov 26, 2018 Brandon Guerra

"Trying out a bunch of quick 1 bar patterns on the op-z and switching between them for variations. Leaving the click on for fun, and trying out some polyrhythms too!"

Analogue Solutions Orchestra - Live From The Shed

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"A bit of Live Play, Fusebox transposed from the Telemark Keys and clocked by a Generator, Polymath Bass transposed by Generator, Polymath Arp Transposed by Generator, Telemark and Nyborg Percussion."


via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Midi

via this auction

"This is the legendary Oberheim OB8 in pristine working condition. Cosmetically there are light signs of wear (all detailed in pics), most significantly a scratch on the upper right of the top casing, light scratches on the sides and back and some scuffing by the arpeggiator. Great condition for how old this keyboard is.

This unit was recently fully professionally serviced and restored. The work done included severe cleaning of pots, switches & contacts, unit was recalibrated, reset circuitry replaced on CPU, faulty power up circuit replaced, factory patches restored, tuned & scaled."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Classic Analog Synth w/MIDI SN 2504

via this auction

"This is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on an original Sequential Circuits Inc. Prophet 600 in good working condition. 2 of the keys don't seem to work, but this synth has not been serviced, and with a little TLC could be brought back to full working order. It pores on and still sounds amazing. Big fat analog sound. Built in sequencer and arpeggiator. No manual included."

Korg Mono/Poly +Tubbutec Upgrade

via this auction

Roland Boutique SH-01A - Red

via this auction

Paia 4700 Modular Synthesizer Restoration Introduction

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Thomas Mears

"I recently acquired a Paia 4700 modular synthesizer, and I will be releasing a series of videos documenting the restoration of this vintage synthesizer from 1976. This first video outlines what's to come in future videos, as well as a brief view of the synth itself."

Chopin - Sostenuto E Flat - Classical on Synth - microKorg via midi

Published on Nov 26, 2018 ChrisLody

"I've been practicing this a hell of a lot in the lead up to a grade 5 piano exam so I thought I'd squeeze a synth version out of before I get to the point where I never want to play it ever again! This version is short, but pretty tricky to master.

So here is Chopin's Sustenuto in E Flat played on the microKorg via midi using a custom patch."

Behringer Odyssey Sound Demo

Published on Nov 26, 2018 AMAZONA Music Mag

New Muscarin VC LFO test

Published on Nov 26, 2018 kNoB Technology

Teenage Engineering OP-Z : chord progressions

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Masaki Takada

"OP-Z's master track function 'chord progressions' is very fun!
You can easily assemble songs from just one loop."


Published on Nov 26, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"The gameboy mega machine! its beginning! after 2 years since one of my first look mum no computer videos the gameboy project has increased exponentially!"


Analogue Solutions Polymath - Master Tune Tweaks

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"Changed about the feel of the sequence using the Polymaths Master Tune knob, quick and easy way to change it up without a keyboard."

Loopop exclusive: ContinuuMini review and tutorial

Published on Nov 26, 2018 loopop

"Here's my exclusive review and tutorial for the ContinuuMini, now available at a reduced price on Kickstarter.

Here's a link to my review of the bigger Continuum, including how to create basic presets on using the EaganMatrix: [posted here]

0:00 lntro
1:05 Mini vs. keys
4:30 Built-in synth
6:55 Preset controls
7:50 Rounding
8:40 Effects
9:20 Onboard menu
10:35 EaganMatrix
11:25 The build
12:40 Mini vs. Continuum
14:15 Connecting a foot-switch and expression pedal
15:15 External synths
16:30 Pros and cons
17:30 Summary"

Patch n Tweak

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