MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Synth Quest Videos by madFame

"In each episode I introduce and demonstrate analog and digital synths and drum machines from the 1970s to present day."

Synth Quest Episode 1 | BOSS DR-55
Synth Quest Episode 2 | CASIO VL-1

Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis & Custom Patch Tutorials by madFame

"This series of tutorials focusses on the basic functions and techniques I use for programming an FM synth."

Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis Tutorial | Algorithms Explained
Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis Tutorial | Basic Waveforms
Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis Programming | Sawtooth Waveform Tutorial
Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis Tutorial | Filter Emulation
Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesis Tutorial | FM Envelopes Explained
How to create SYSEX files via MIDI

Yamaha DX7 Custom Patches

"This series walks you through my DX7 Custom Patches in an easy to follow, visually assisted video."

Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 1 | Wide Square Bass
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 2 | Dream Piano
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 3 | DX Humana BLADE RUNNER GARY NUMAN
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 4 | Shimmer Pad
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 5 | Analog Delay
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 6 | Trigger Bass
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 7 | Reflection
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 8 | madFame Bass
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 9 | DX-DRUM
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 10 | JUMP BRASS
madFame DX7 Custom Patches - Pure DX7
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 11 | Solid Bass
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 12 | InnaCosmos
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 13 | Soft Strings
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 14 | Voyage Pad
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 15 | Triga Synth + Rewind Synth
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 16 | MF VOICE 2
Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 17 | MORPHEUS 4

Buchla MARF Groove

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Todd Barton

"Not the Krell! This patch is the polar opposite of the one I posted yesterday. I hope you enjoy it!"

BURG1k Synth Kit Setup - Session Three #volca #DrumBruteImpact #ehx720 #ms70CDR

Published on Nov 27, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

This is the Third video in my #BURG1K series and also inspirational video for the upcoming #BURG1KChallenge - stay tuned for this :)

In this one I am introducing the Electro Harmonix 720 stereo looper pedal and the Behringer 1002B mixer, yeay, stereo sound!! :)

Main focus and idea is around building the track and its layers on the 720 stereo looper. Volca Keys being the only instrument this creates a little bif of a challenge so I am using the majority of the sound modes in the unit.

Also, the ms-70 CDR "Filter PP delay" is playing a big part in this track, there is NO resonance / peak on the vKeys itself, all filter modulation is done in the zoom pedal. It is extremely powerful when it comes to creative sound design.

The ms-70 for the #DrumBruteImpact also provides some filtered delay action, but a bit more sensible and pulled back using the algorithm "Filter Dly".

Using the looper is great fun, expect to see it in more videos going forward.

October (Reface DX,Pocket operator PO-33 K.O.,PO-16 Factory,Strymon BigSky,Zoom MS100-BT)

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Floyd Steinberg

"A short piece recorded 'live' to my R24 (three stereo tracks recorded one after the other). I sampled my piano and an orchestra for the pad/ambient sounds and played a bass drone and rhodes on the DX. All instruments routed through the MS100BT and Strymon BigSky.

Drum loop sampled from this video:"

Steve H's "Droplets Collide" on the Buchla 200e

Published on Nov 27, 2018 steveHmusic AKA Steve Horelick

Listen in stereo.

"This live, 3D performance features me, Steve H (aka Stephen Horelick composer of Reading Rainbow), playing the Buchla 200e. These sound gestures and timbres are then processed, sometimes looped and surround panned (using Fibonacci ratios) in Logic Pro X. Of course this is YouTube so this is a stereo mix!

Thanks to Mercy college for providing the space, master recording in Pro Tools and the tech support to make this happen. And thanks, too, to RiverArts for getting me out of my studio to perform my 3D surround compositions!"


Published on Nov 27, 2018 A Magic Pulsewave


HEAR, IT IS: the production version of MELODY ORACLE, the first in a line of musical instruments from A MAGIC PULSEWAVE ESOTERIC ELECTRONICS. HAND-ASSEMBLED IN THE USA.

$333 + $15 shipping. Order via direct message or email

MELODY ORACLE is a "musical pattern divination system" AKA "spirit organ" with a game board-style interface, and a MELORHYTHMIC pattern generation method not found on any other sequencer.

MELODY ORACLE is rhythmic, logical, and musical, yet is continually surprising and inspiring in its generations. The border of chaos and order. The meeting of known and unknown.

MELODY ORACLE can be used standalone as a COSMIC MUSIC RECEIVER, or interfaced as a melodic or rhythmic source in an existing electronic music setup. Tuning is completely variable.

The box includes a 14 page graphic instruction manual, a power supply, and 30 solid metal MELORHYTHMIC FUNNELS, used to resonate MELODY ORACLE with the MELORHYTHMIC WAVELENGTHS OF THE UNIVERSE.

Two eight-sided dice (included) can be used by any number of players to INVOKE THE ENDLESS SONG OF COSMIC ORDER AND CHAOS.

MELODY ORACLE has 8 multiturn fine tuners, a 1/4" audio line out and an "AMP LINK" port for interfacing with future AMP instruments and third-party synthesizer equipment.

9 units are available now for $333 each, and can be shipped in time for the holiday season. We expect to sell out of those. Preorders (with a $111 deposit) will be accepted after that and will be assembled and shipped within one month of the time of order.

A built-in speaker version (for more $) and kit version (for less $) are also available. Contact for more info.

The next release from AMP ESOTERIC ELECTRONICS will be a breakout box for triggering external/standard synthesizer equipment from MELODY ORACLE. Future harmonic accompaniment, amplification, light, and sound shaping devices are also in the works.



Info, user manual, and instructional videos at"

M83 / Anthony Gonzales Synths for Sale

You'll find them on eBay here, and Reverb here.

Crumar Multiman Synthesizer & Korg KP-30 Sigma Synthesizer pictured here. The Sigma is SN 242295. Whoever ends up with it over time, can find it here.

Alesis ION Synthesiser

via this auction

Posting this one for the Frankenstein looking down at the ION. I always loved the LED buttons on these.

Roland Juno 60

via this auction

"Special Edition" Yamaha DX7 Digital FM Synthesizer w/ Green LCD display + New battery SN 58344

via this auction

"Special Edition DX7 with new internal battery just installed by Pro Tech. All original factory sounds loaded in. Has green lcd display, an upgrade from the stock DX7. Tested and works great! Great condition for its aged."

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer - Full 8 Voices - Pro Serviced Rev 1 - Block Face

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"ULTRA RARE Oberheim OBX 8 Voice, Revision 1 (Blockface OBX logo)

Originally a 6-voice, all 8 voice cards are functional and pass auto-tune.

You will not see a 100% fully functional Rev 1.0 in such pristine condition, possibly ever! Pro-serviced in 2017 by master tech Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service (Oakland, CA). Service included full calibration."

Pic of the inside below.

The NDLR - Nav the Knobs

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Conductive Labs

"The NDLR - Navigating the knobs. A demo of how to navigate around and a quick tour of the menus and editors of the final NDLR user interface.

We'll be making some more polished videos in a month or two, just wanted to get some info in front of your eyeballs!"

1964 Modular Moog Synthesizer To Be Inducted To The TECnology Hall Of Fame In 2019

This one was spotted and sent in via Atomic Shadow.


"At the 2019 NAMM Show, to be held in Anaheim, California, eight hugely significant audio inventions will be inducted to the TECnology Hall of Fame (THOF). Founder of the THOF, George Petersen announced the eight products for induction.

The inventions were chosen span from a period covering the 1940s to the present day. The event was presented by the NAMM Museum of Making Music and hosted by Petersen, a veteran pro-audio journalist.

The eight TECnology Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 include: the anechoic audio test chamber (Leo Beranek, 1943); beyerdynamic M160 ribbon microphone (1957), Bell Labs’ electret microphone patent (1964), Robert Moog’s 1964 Modular Moog Synthesizer; iZ Technology’s RADAR (24-track disk recorder, 1991); Meyer Sound Labs Source Independent Measurement (SIM) system (1991); Millennia Media HV-3 microphone preamplifier (1992), and the JBL Professional VerTec line array live sound system (2000)"

On Moog:

"Each inductee represents significant milestones and fascinating histories. The late Robert Moog is a household name for his music synthesizer development. His Modular Moog quickly became adopted by The Beatles, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Keith Emerson, and Wendy Carlos’ landmark Switched on Bach album."

Also note both Bob Moog and the Moog ladder filter were previously inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame:

The Moog Ladder Filter - National Inventors Hall of Fame for Patent No 3475623

Pennies from Heaven #9 // Andrew Lafkas Live at CONTROL

via Control on Eventbrite

"Pennies from Heaven, a collaboration between Control and Bánh Mì Verlag, is a new series focused on contemporary experimental culture with an emphasis on the liminal and the underrepresented.

Andrew Lafkas's musical efforts are focused on the practice of contrabass and the development and participation in groups engaged with group intuition. He believes music to be a force of healing and change and work to embody this in ongoing practice.

Please note that seating is limited. After 7pm, reserved tickets may be distributed to standbys. Performance will promptly start at 7:15; once the performance begins no entry will be permitted. Do not be late. Suggested donation is on a sliding scale from $7 - $15."

Register on Eventbrite here.

1988 Roger Linn and Akai MPC60 Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up.

"Akai / Roger Linn MPC60 "A MIDI Production Studio in a Box" colour advertisement from page 132 in the February 1988 issue of Keyboard Magazine."

TEST SERIES ALM/Busy Circuits Akemie's Taiko Walrus Audio 385 Eurorack Drum Destruction

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"ALM/Busy Circuits Akemie's Taiko drum percussion module processed / destroyed with Walrus Audio 385 distortion.

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"

Wayne Joness SBC-1324 Roland Vintage 24 and Modern 13 Pin Converter

Published on Nov 26, 2018 WayneJoness

Demo of the Wayne Joness SBC-1324 with the Roland G707 guitar and GR-300 guitar synth, and the Moog MP-201 Mulit-Pedal. The SBC-1324 is a converter with both 13 and 24 pin inputs, and 13 and 24 pin ouputs. The SBC-1324 was also featured here with a G-707 back in 2012. Below are some pics and info on its creation from

"Back in 2009 I was approached by a very talented Canadian guitarist who wanted to be able to control both vintage Roland 24 pin GR-series synthesizers and modern Roland 13 pin GK-series synthesizers with one guitar, either a 13 or 24 pin guitar.

The SBC-1324 is the unit I built to meet this need. The unit has both 13 and 24 pin inputs, and a master analog switch to select between the two. There are six amplifiers for each string input, used primarily to boost the 13 pin signals to the 24 pin format, but they can also be used individually to amplify any single string input, whether 13 or 24 pin.

The unit also generates all the control voltages, plus hex fuzz, needed for the vintage Roland GR-series. For each control voltage, there is a switch to select from the signal coming from the guitar, or the internal control voltage.

In additional, there are control voltage inputs on the back for all four vintage control voltages, so that an external pedal, like the Moog MP-201, can be used as a control modulator. To top it off, an external control pedal can be used as the master control for each control voltage.

This was a one-off project, all hand-wired using perf boards and point-to-point wiring. To illustrate how to use the unit, I made several videos (shown below) that step through all the features."

Novation Supernova 2 Pro X - Sequences 01

Published on Nov 27, 2018 waterdropmusic

"Playing 5 parts on a Novation Supernova 2 ProX"

Oberheim MATRIX-6 Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"Here it is, the original Acid House machine! It is in mint condition as the pics show that the battery compartment is clean and with batteries installed it works. The unit will come with a current Roland power supply (not pictured) PSA-120."

Blue Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Excellent operational and physical condition- brilliant machine."

Korg PE-1000 -- Polyphonic Ensemble SN 760397

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This is a vintage Korg PE-1000 (Polyphonic Ensemble) from the 70s.

All keys work, all functions work, and it is in good working order. There is some cosmetic wear as you'd imagine for a 40+ year old synth, but it is in overall very good condition.

It has a separate oscillator per key. Not common for a 70s polyphonic synth. It sounds richer since detuning between octaves is possible using the Pitch Expand knob.

There are seven preset sounds: String, Pipe Organ, Brass, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord and Clavichord, plus an eighth preset "Control" which is a free synth mode with a selection of square or sawtooth waveforms.

This synth has been used by Beach House to get a lot of their distinctive string synth sounds. Really cool, unique sounds from this.

Note: This is the 100v Japanese model and will run fine on a 115/120v without a transformer, however if you intend to play for a long time having a step-down transformer is advisable."

Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition w/ Custom Blue LEDs & Black Side Panels

via this auction

"It has all blue & white LED's, custom black rubber sides, custom black back panel. This is unlike any Moog you will ever come across and it sounds just as beautiful as it looks. The mods were done with help from Moog directly, they were great at assisting me with sourcing spare parts and any info I needed to complete this project.

All LED's are blue except for the pitch bend and mod wheel which I have changed to white. I can't stress how badass this looks in person."

Casio KX101 Vintage Synthesizer Boombox

via this auction

"The perfect Christmas gift for the music lover in your life! Casio KX101 synthesizer, boombox, FM/AM, Stereo, Cassette recorder. Extremely rare and highly collectible. It is in excellent condition, everything works including the cassette player which is very rare. Battery compartment is clean. Comes with two extra longer speaker cables, power supply and a copy of the owners manual. I pack well and ship quickly. Please view my positive feedback and bid with confidence. Thanks for viewing and Happy Holidays!"

Roland CB-PTR8 Limited Edition Boutique Series Module Bag

via this auction

"A limited-edition bag for any Roland Boutique module, the Roland CB-PTR8 bag is built with a durable exterior, foam interior padding and a nylon strap.

Roland CB-PTR8 Boutique Series Bag
The limited-edition CB-PTR8 bag is the perfect accessory for any Roland Boutique module. It features a rugged exterior and an adjustable shoulder strap, plus internal padding to shield your instrument from bumps and bruises. Ideal for everyday use, Roland Black Series bags protect your gear in style.

- Durable exterior materials
- Fleece interior and foam padding
- Nylon strap for carrying over the shoulder
- Interior/exterior: polyester and ripstop nylon"

Sonic Potions LXR Digital Drum Synth

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Red Means Recording

"An introduction to the Sonic Potions XLR Digital Drum Synthesizer:
This is running custom firmware:
Have a great day."

Kickstarter Video of La Voix du Luthier Edmond Egan of Haken Audio

Published on Nov 27, 2018 La Voix Du Luthier

"Intro video of La Voix du Luthier's Kickstarter campaign"

Also see the La Voix Du Luthier label below for more.

2hp Hat - Closed & Open Hi Hats and more! #2hpTuesdays

Published on Nov 27, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Next up in my #2hpTuesdays series of videos looking at the ... you guessed it ... 2hp series of Eurorack modules is the 'Hat'. Not a lovely Deerstalker, Fez of visor beanie but a hi hat module in 2hp. You get a closed and open hi hat, with the closed hi hat choking the open hi hat like many famous drum machines and a real pair of hi hats. We go through the sounds, modulation and making some non-hihat tones like cymbal hits and more cowbell like percussive sounds."


PULSAR-23 by SOMA laboratory. Monday jam (checking of the recorders. prototype demo)

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Vlad Kreimer

"I've finished the upgrade of PULSAR recorders. Now they have 96 times better resolution and three levels of velocity that allows working with live grooves much better. Here are the test and some fun with the drum machine possibilities."

You can find previous posts with additional details on the PULSAR-23 by SOMA here.

Sonic LAB: Roland AX Edge Keytar Review

Published on Nov 27, 2018 sonicstate

Even if you aren't into keytars, don't miss Gaz's spacey rainbow psychedelic performance starting at :25. :)

"Gaz Williams takes a look at the new Roland Keytar. A premium product, with on board sounds and wireless MIDI - does it take you to the edge when it comes to live performance?"

Introducing: REDOX Stereo Reverb from Kilpatrick Audio

Published on Nov 26, 2018 KilpatrickAudio

"Check out the new REDOX Stereo Reverb unit from Kilpatrick Audio. Designed for electronic music and studio use, this portable unit fits into many synth, mixing and performance situations."

You can find previous posts featuring the REDOX from Kilpatrick Audio here.


Published on Nov 26, 2018 zack dagoba

"Some tones from my Yamaha TX816. Its going through my new (old) Yamaha REV7 multi FX. NICE!

I used all 8 units (the TX816 is 8 DX7s, or 4 DX5s, in a rack) which I sent to the Yamaha MV802 mixer and panned them all differently. Then I detuned some of the voices while the midi notes were being played"

Clavia Nord G2x - Pads and Lead

Published on Nov 26, 2018 waterdropmusic

"playing 2 pads and a lead on a Nord g2x"

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