MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Moog One and Dave Smith Instruments/Oberheim OB-6: An Informal Comparison

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Synthient Sound

"A quick look at the Moog One and DSI OB-6...two of my favorite synths. Hear some raw oscillators, finished patches and my thoughts about the first time hearing them together.

Bonus! Hear me butcher a song I try to figure out on video! Sorry, Rush :( Dang guitarist-recently-turned-synthesist!"

Well, if the bassist in the band turned synthesist, so can he! :)

Deckard"s Dream with Linnstrument

Published on Dec 4, 2018 therudyrude

"Deckard"s Dream with Linnstrument"

Sequential Circuits Poly-Sequencer for the Prophet-5 Synthesizer SN 0336

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Model 1005 Poly Sequencer for the Prophet 5 Synthesizer

(Connects to the Prophet-5 Through the Digital Interface Jack on the Back of the Synthesizer)

The working condition of this unit is unknown

It has been sitting in a box in my closet untouched for more than 20 years

When last used, it was in good working condition

However, since I do not have a Prophet-5 anymore,I have no good way to test the unit

The unit does power up (the record button flashes after powering up)"

Blue Roland SH-101

via this auction

Roland W-30 90s Techno Rave Tracks with SynthMania

Who Is Elvis? - more early '90s Techno stories Published on Dec 4, 2018 SynthMania

"Aaand another of my hundreds of Roland W-30 Techno diskettes from the early 1990s. This one had samples of the wonderful "Who Is Elvis?" by Phenomania, which was a huge success in the day, plus a bunch of other samples and loops that I used to perform live at parties"

From my old W-30 Techno-Rave disks: "What Time Is It?"

Published on Dec 2, 2018 SynthMania

"Here's another Techno-Rave piece that I made in the early 1990s on my faithful Roland W-30."

Hark! The Arcade Angels Sing (PO-20 Christmas Jam)

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Autotross

"Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!

...and a Happy New Year from the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Arcade."

Kit Overview # 32 - Rakit Baby 8

Premiered 15 minutes ago Synth Diy Guy

"Building the Baby 8 sequencer by Rackit! An awesome and useful project!"

TEISCO-100P. test after repair,added mod and midi.2

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Alexey Taber

"mod: attack/release/sustain for VCF ,resonanse pot,ASR for resonanse pot, mail me for question"

Part 1 here.

WMD/Steady State Fate Spectrum VCO/LFO function demo (no talking)

Published on Dec 4, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Purely functional demo of some of the WMD/SSF Spectrum precesion analog VCO's features. No musical composition this time, but some people asked me about the sound of the module, which I hadn't used much until now, so I thought I'd create a video for people to judge for themselves. The Spectrum is packed full of features, much of which isn't covered in this video, but hopefully it'll be useful to somebody.
Turn on subtitles for a step-by-step explanation.

Use these links to skip the parts that may not be of interest to you:
0:00 Melodic example pattern with reverb
2:17 Dry waveform examples
7:36 Sub octave function
9:19 Use as an LFO
12:03 FM sound examples

Gear used: Frequency Central Waverunner LFO, AJH DH-ADSR, 2HP Dual VCA, Mutable Instruments Tides, Antimatter Sub Ring (as mixer), iPad with AUM and EOS2, iConnectAUDIO4+ interface, Minibrute 2 (sequencer).

If you'd like to see more videos like this please consider supporting me on Patreon, purchasing my music on Bandcamp, or just telling others about my music or channel. It takes a lot of time and effort to make such content, and I'm simultaneously trying to fund and promote the continuation/development of my music and Youtube channel, so your help is greatly appreciated.

Developers/manufacturers are welcome to contact me regarding the possibiliy of creating videos featuring their products. See the 'About' tab of my channel page for social media links, or leave a comment in my videos (they're not automatically made public)."


Published on Dec 4, 2018 LESINDES

"GRP A-2 is astunning completely analog self containing synthesizer. With an almost modular wiring.
Triggered from ARTURIA KEYSTEP.
Wildest FM noodeling in the end."

Vermona '14 Analog Synthesizer (O-135/222)

via this auction, also on Reverb.

SN 135 of 222

Analogue Solutions Telemark Synthesizer (Original V1 version) SN 6782

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN ZC43423

via this auction

"Everything works. Sounds great.

Has some light scratches and one larger scratch and dent between the Pitch Random and Key Follow sliders. The key weights are not original.

Comes with power cable and dust cover."


via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37-key Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Modal Electronics 001 37-key Analog/Digital Hybrid 2-voice Synthesizer

via this auction

"Modal Electronics Modulus 001 2-voice Synthesizer at a Glance:

The precision of digital with analog sound
A synthesizer with the power of the cloud
Powerful and flexible sequencing capabilities
Premium construction for years of use
The precision of digital with analog sound

The 001's analog/digital hybrid nature provides two discrete voices of polyphony with full multi-timbrality for great analog sound born of digital precision. Each voice's two NCOs (Numerically Controlled Oscillators) provide high resolution, stability, and vast amounts of waveforms. Add to the NCOs two waveform switching sub-oscillators and you essentially get four oscillators per voice. The voices also have their own individual LFO as well as a global LFO and huge range of modulations. All of the front-panel-mounted controls are touch sensitive, causing the screen to automatically change to reflect the knob's function. No more digging through menus in the middle of the gig!

A synthesizer with the power of the Cloud

Teenage Engineering OP-Z says Hi to Skulpt

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Matt Craven

"Got Zeddy a new pal and they seem to be getting on great so far.

The Modal Electronics Skulpt is a 4 voice Polysynth and although it dwarfs the OP-Z, it's a great little Synth that looks very capable.

Connected to OP-Z via a USB C OTG and a Roland UM-ONE mkII.

Drums coming from OP-Z, Skulpt doing the pads and chords."

Modal Skulpt Synthesizer into Elektron Digitakt

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Electronisounds Audio

Percussa Adds Mac & Windows Patch Editor to mSSP Kickstarter

via Percussa

"(Los Angeles, CA) On November 23rd, Percussa launched the Percussa micro Super Signal Processor (mSSP) Eurorack module on Kickstarter.

The mSSP is the smaller, lower cost but equally powerful version of the successful Percussa SSP eurorack module which was funded on Kickstarter in September 2017 and which was delivered in June 2018.

After receiving feedback from backers and SSP users, Percussa decided to add a Mac & Windows patch editor to the Kickstarter project. The editor will work with the mSSP and SSP hardware, supporting real-time patch and parameters changes.

The mSSP will still ship with ​50 modular synthesis patches as planned, offering polyphonic wavetable, granular, sampling and traditional synthesis techniques, multi-channel audio processing.

The mSSP Kickstarter campaign ends on Sunday, December 23 2018 at 8:00 AM PST. After the campaign ends, the retail price of the mSSP will be $799 (instead of the $549 Kickstarter price).

Percussa states that the mSSP will only become commercially available if the Kickstarter project meets its goal, since the engineering involved is substantial and the project requires purchasing large part quantities to make the module available at the $549 kickstarter price point."

For those curious about the differences between the original SSP and the mSSP aside from form factor and display, you'll find a comparison chart below.


You can find an overview video from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, BoBeats further below.

First, the press release via Novation:

Introducing powerful new features & presets

Novation is proud and excited to announce the release of the Peak firmware 1.2 update. Firmware 1.2 adds a number of the most requested features from Peak users around the world, as well as all-new presets.

New wavetables
Massively increasing the range of Peak’s sonic palette, 43 new wavetables have been added to the Oscillator Wave menus.

Additional modulators
Peak 1.2 adds two freely assignable, non-voice-specific LFOs (bringing the total to four) to the Mod Matrix and new FX Matrix. Pitch-Bend is now also available as a modulation source, with Up (BendWhl+) and Down (BendWhl-) assignable as separate signals if required.

New Mod Matrix design
Workflow is greatly accelerated with Peak 1.2's updated Mod Matrix design, as sources and destinations are presented on the same page – no more toggling between them to make and edit assignments. And as a knock-on benefit, the Page button now enables quick access to all 16 modulation slots.

FX Mod Matrix
You demanded, Novation delivered! Peak 1.2 lets you route non-voice-specific modulation sources to Peak’s FX parameters in the new four-slot FX Mod Matrix. Now you can, for example, expand and contract a reverb with a rhythmic LFO, or automate delay time changes using an envelope.

New envelope features
Speaking of envelopes, Peak 1.2’s ADSRs sees the addition of a Hold stage (up to 500ms) and the ability to loop between the Attack and Decay stages. For many, this game-changing improvement alone will be reason enough to upgrade.

Initialise Manual Mode
Peak 1.2 gives you the option of maintaining the current positions of all knobs and sliders when the Initialise button is pressed, rather than resetting their parameters to defaults – ideal for getting instantly hands-on with new patches, and creating random ones from scratch. The previous behaviour can be reinstated in the Settings menu, of course, for those who prefer it.

Peak 1.2 also adds support for microtuning. 16 Tuning Tables can be edited and saved for recall within any patch, and automatic note selection makes MIDI note-to-pitch assignment a snap.

New presets
Available in Components, new Soundpacks from Patricia Wolf and GForce Software showcasing the new features of Firmware 1.2, as well as the sonic power and versatility of Peak in general.

Reaching new heights of sound design potential, Peak’s 1.2 firmware update will be available from the 19th December 2018 as a free download in the Components content manager."

And the overview video from BoBeats:


Published on Dec 4, 2018 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out the new 1.2 update (available 19th Dec) to the Novation Peak. If you want to help the channel join Patreon:"

ContinuuMini with External Controllers

Published on Dec 4, 2018 HakenAudio

"A demonstration of the ContinuuMini while using external Midi to control the internal sound engine of the ContinuuMini, the EaganMatrix."

A Yamaha CP 70 for the Sequential Prophet X / XL

Official Prophet X:XL Add On: "CP 70" Published on Dec 3, 2018 8dioproductions

A Yamaha CP70 sample set for the Sequential Prophet X & XL from 8dio who produced the original samples for the X & XL.

DEX5MBER 01: Yamaha EX5 + Novation PEAK Jam 130 BPM

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Floyd Steinberg

"Instead of participating in 'Jamuary', I'll do a 'DEX5MBER' instead. I'll try to post a new short musical sketch / JAM every Tuesday and Friday until christmas eve, using the EX5 as main synth & hardware sequencer for my other gear.

I used the EX5s pattern sequencer for this, routing some of the sounds to the secondary line out, which is connected to a ZOOM MS100BT for additional effects. The "distorted arp" is played on the PEAK, all the other sounds are EX5.

Next video on Friday 7"

TEST SERIES Abstract Sound Design Mutable Instruments Elements 2x Rings Eurorack

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Abstract sound design with Mutable Instruments eurorack Elements and 2x Rings as the sound sources.

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"

Silent Strike - Stellarator

Published on Dec 2, 2018 Silent Strike

This Drummer Messed with the Wrong Synthesizer (OFFICIAL)

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Sheldon Kreger

"This arrangement was structured by sequencing groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5 in unison on the drums and Buchla synthesizer. Using Ableton Live, and starting at a modest tempo of 55 BPM, I created MIDI tracks of eighth notes and used a MIDI to control voltage converter to send these pulses to the Buchla. On the Buchla, the pulses served as a heartbeat to push through the step sequencer. I then programmed one tone at a time and modulated several parameters on the tone using the step sequencer.

The step sequencer was programmed in 2, 3, 4, and 5 steps to align with the rhythmic concept. A clear example are several bass lines where the step sequencer modulates the pitch, moving up or down with each step, and each step pushed forward by the MIDI/CV input. This modulation was used in parallel on several patches, simultaneously modulating several parameters by utilizing stacked banana cables. The raw output audio of each sequence was recorded back into Live for an arbitrary period of time (perhaps 60 seconds).

After amassing several sequences in each grouping, they were sliced into reasonable lengths and arranged into a composition. The structure was determined by the number of steps in the sequence, and clips of the same sequence length were often stacked and faded in and out. For example, there were several raw audio recordings featuring four steps. These were used all in the same section of the composition – after the threes and before the fives.

The advantage to maintaining the order of these groupings was to simplify the difficult drum performance. In fact, the entire concept was spawned from the idea of using ostinatos of 2, 3, 4, and 5 on either the hands or feet on the drums, and then superimposing a recorded Buchla performance atop. For example, during the group of three, the feet play RLL, with right foot on kick drum and left foot alternating between a pedal slamming into two tone-paired wood blocks. The hands were then free to play a groove or various improvisations. In other cases, the hands would perform the ostinato while the feet improvised.

After tracking drums, I ran the master drum track through a gate and recorded the output. This created yet another rhythmic sequence which captured only the loudest hits on the drums. Returning to the synthesizer studio, I used this (awful sounding) gated drum sequence to again trigger the step sequencer on the Buchla. This time, however, I used the raw audio via a ¼ jack on a Eurorack, and a converter for this signal to pulses for the Buchla. Another difference for this second lap was utilizing a 16 step sequence with knobs turned at random, rather than overlapping the previous ostinatos. The end result was that the sequence moved when I hit crash cymbals, the kick drum, or the snare drum. This created another layer of unification between the organic drum performance and the Buchla, but this time commanded by the drum performance itself. It often sounds like the drums are actually triggering a sample, but this is not the case. I recorded a few clips like this and arranged them in Live to build tension within and between the ostinato groups."

Black Roland Juno 106 - Junior 106

via this auction

"Just got this back from Synth Spa a few weeks ago. Mint condition and looks great in white on black.

Totally refurbished inside and out. All voice chip refurbished, re caped, clean pots and sliders even the chorus is quiet!!! I’ve had a few 106s in the past and this sounds better than any of them.

This was my old HS-60 chopped to 37 keys. The keys are nice and white and play as new!

There are only a dozen or so of these Juniors floating around, this is the newest and arguably the best 106 you can find, either as a 37 or full 61.

Has the Synth Spa 7 years warranty good thru 2025."

Do a search for Junior 106 below for other colors.

Access Virus Indigo Keyboard Synthesizer SN G10000334

via this auction

Yamaha DX200 Desktop Control Synthesizer FM w/ New Data Knob

via this auction

Great way to get into Yamaha 6-Op FM synthesis like the original DX7. Newer DACs so it might have a cleaner sound. One cool thing about the DX200, and the Volca FM for that matter, is they have macro controls that allow you to change multiple parameters in real time.

The original data knob on these end up skipping values if turned too quickly. This one appears to have been fixed.

Per the listing: "It is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures. I didn't really use it much to begin with as I am somewhat of a collector. It has been stored in a box unused for the past many years and I noticed they have been selling for $550 or more recently, so, I got a new data knob installed and listed it priced to sell with buy it now and shipping is free

I listed it as refurbished because I just had a new data knob installed...since you are looking at this I'm sure you know these all have had the same issue, so with this one, you don't have to worry about it and with buy it now you don't have to bid and wait just to be outbid at the last moment which is frustrating"

Kawai SX-240 Analog Polyphonic 8 Voice Synthesizer SN K-8696

via this auction

"The pictures say it all, this particular SX-240 unit looks 99.5% perfect, like the day it rolled of the factory in Hamamatsu. Made in Japan around 1984.

Very Recently Pro Serviced in 2018 by expert techs at Futara Eletronics.

This unit is almost perfect/mint, and 100% stock, running latest O/S (not Tauntek). and is 100% factory except for the AA cell battery holder mod. This battery holder holds simple AA batteries, so no need for any soldering for future battery replacement!"

Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine 2008

via this auction

"THE BEAST. All tube, semi-modular analog synth. Nothing like it in the world. This one is in extremely nice condition and works exactly as intended, which is to say, it is unpredictable, rude, and full of gnarly sounds."

Oberheim OB-X 8 Voices - Fully Restored W/ Midi

via this auction

"This unit is "excellent" electronically. The unit does show wear due to rotted hard case foam.

Up for sale here is an awesome 8 voice Oberheim OBX - the mightiest of the OB series synthesizers.

This unit has been restored from the ground up electronically. The PSU has been rebuilt, all cards recapped, and the CPU board has all of its CMOS changed for maximum longevity.

If you're looking for a cosmetically decent OBX is absolutely perfect working order, this is the OBX for you."

Oberheim FVS-1 Four Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Note this is the one featured in this video playlist.

"There's legendary synths.. and there's LEGENDARY synths... here is your chance to own a true legend.

The FVS one is one of best synthesizers ever made, in sound and construction. This one has been fully electronically restored, and stands far above the rest as an amazing example of a classic instrument.

No expenses have been spared for this unit - all CMOS for the programmer has been changed, all SEM's have been taken apart, recapped, and new trimmers installed for maximum stability.

Buying one of these units is risky from other sellers. We guarantee the same level of restoration has not been performed.

We can add polyphonic midi to this unit. Our midi even responds to MPE for pitch and filter. Is your head spinning now?

Comes with lid in great condition as well."

Korg Poly-61M Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare, clean condition Korg Poly61m. Battery was professionally replaced last year and PCB board had zero corrosion, very rare for a synth of this age. This synth sounds incredible, MIDI works perfectly and it'll last for decades if taken care of well.

Comes with original cables + rare patch cassette tape."

1983 Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 SN 13920

via this auction

"Cosmetic Condition: Dead stock. We pulled it out of the original box and plastic! Has the headphone jack plug. It is missing one of the original slider caps which we have replaced, along with vacuuming out the foam and cleaning the sliders and switches."

Akai S900 Sampler Floppy Disk Drive Cleaning [No Soldering]

Published on Dec 4, 2018 gstormelectro

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

Floppy Drive on your S900 not working?
Does it take a while to warm up before the floppy starts working right?

You may be able to bring your disk drive back to life and/or improve its performance with a little cleaning and maintenance. In this video I show how the S900 floppy drive can be removed and cleaned with some simple tips.

Why would anyone want to mess w/ archaic floppy disk drives? While USB drive emulators are available which greatly increase the
convenience and storage capacity of sample banks...
For me it's nostalgia. I just like floppies, you can still find boxes of blank floppies at thrift stores and garage sales. I also still use cassette tapes, some vinyl, and still buy CDs as well.

These tips may not guarantee results in every situation. The S950
and other samplers may differ in design/construction. However, these tips may possibly help you with other devices like E-mu, Ensoniq, Kawai, etc.

Beware! If you're not confident or experienced in electronic
disassembly or repair, there's no shame in taking your sampler to a
qualified technician. Floppy drives are delicate and have easily
broken parts and bezels. You MUST unplug your sampler before
attempting any service inside. Take all necessary precautions
regarding static electricity discharge so as to not damage any
sensitive electronics inside."

Atom smasher

Published on Dec 4, 2018 atomolab

"Hello world, this track was made using the AtomoSynth Asterion modular for all sounds except drums. Recorded in one take."

Introducing NanoStudio 2 for the iPad

Published on Dec 4, 2018 BlipInteractive

"Here's a little preview of NanoStudio 2, coming to iPad very soon!

NanoStudio 2 is a powerful music production environment for recording, synthesis, sampling, arranging, editing and mixing. It’s the successor to the original NanoStudio, an app held in high regard by musicians for many years for its usability, quality and productivity.
With six years development behind it, NanoStudio 2 builds upon the same design principles that made its predecessor so popular and then takes a quantum leap with a massive range of extra features and a new audio engine delivering truly professional sound quality. Everything is optimized for CPU efficiency, so complex projects with many instruments and effects are handled with ease.

This is a complete in-the-box solution to production, enabling you to develop your initial musical ideas right through to a final master with an intuitive workflow carefully designed to get things done.

NanoStudio 2 is a fully featured host for external Audio Unit (AUv3) instruments and audio/MIDI effects. A library of all your AU instruments and presets is maintained so they’re in one place – tagged, searchable and just as accessible as NanoStudio’s own internal instruments.
For composing and arranging there are powerful fully featured editors for songs, MIDI parts, automation and samples. All editors share a clean and consistent user interface which means you’ll be up to speed with them in no time.

Main features:

Making ambient music using only the Moog Grandmother synth

Published on Dec 4, 2018 once upon a synth

"Making an ambient song from scratch using only one synth (Moog Grandmother). I try to keep things very minimal and sparse and resist my urge to add melodies and chords 😂. The music is composed to some mountain pixel art I made the other day. #onesynthchallenge

Get the song on Spotify/iTunes/etc:

Brian Eno coined the term 'ambient music' and I'd definitely recommend listening to his "Music for Airports" album for a good example of ambient music."

2hp Div - Dual clock divider & multiplier with CV control for Eurorack

Published on Dec 4, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the 2hp Div clock divider and multiplier for Eurorack systems. It's 2hp as you'd expect and can divide or multiply an incoming clock (I push it with some audio in the video good for chi-tune glitchy digital like tones) by 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 16. There's CV over the two channels allowing for a range of shifting polymetric, polyrhythmic or ratcheting/bursting rhythmic patterns. Good fun when driving sequencers as well as percussive patches"

Chord memory - AX80 + Juno 6 and Korg PSS 50

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Noodling around with chord memory function to beef up sounds - all mashed via a Korg Super Section PSS-50
MiniBrute added on bass.
Was aiming for a Super Mario trip on mushrooms but not sure I got there."

Twisted-Electrons hapiNES Walkthrough

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Twisted Electrons


Squarp Pyramid Videos by Gemini Horror

Published on Nov 28, 2018 Squarp Instruments


1. Gemini Horror presents: Midi Delay — Pyramid sequencer
Gemini Horror showcases the midi delay with a Korg Volca FM and a MicroKorg.

MIDI delay creates a copy of entered notes, simulating a standard delay effect, but using velocity midi data:
- TIME is the amount of time between the original notes and the delayed notes.
- REPEATS is the number of delayed notes.
- GAIN changes the MIDI velocity of each delayed note. The velocity of the delayed notes will be gradually decreased or increased.
- DRY/WET changes the midi velocity of all notes (if 0%, you will only hear the original notes, if 50%, you will hear both the original notes and the delayed notes, if 100%, you will only hear the delayed notes).
2. Gemini Horror presents: Generative Music — Pyramid sequencer
3. Gemini Horror presents: Euclidean Rhythms — Pyramid sequencer
4. Gemini Horror presents: Tape Loop — Pyramid sequencer
5. Gemini Horror presents: CV Outputs — Pyramid sequencer

Announcing Quad Note Generator from Propellerhead

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Propellerhead

"Unexpected, unpredictable, unanticipated, unforeseen, from out of left field or out of the blue. Quad Note Generator is the Player device that creates an endless stream of musical ideas. Melodies you wouldn’t have thought of, rhythms not yet heard and music about to be written. Far beyond just random notes, Quad Note Generator will take your music and turn it upside down or turn the beat around. Slight variations or complete improv–it’s up to you.

Create melodies, rhythms and harmonies you wouldn’t have thought of with Quad Note Generator. This new Player Device from Propellerhead Software will help create bass lines, leads lines or other musical phrases to fit your music, based on scale and your preferences for rhythm and variation. It can generate melodies it its own or respond to your keyboard playing. Working with Quad Note Generator is a bit like having a co-writer along that says “what if we try this” when you create music.

You can use Quad Note Generator in several ways. Use it as your starting point to help you set off in a direction with your song. Or use it to spice up something you are already working on. If you like, you can record the Quad Note Generator performance into Reason’s main sequencer to for final editing.

With the freeze function, you can create phrases that are part repetitive and part improvisational in nature. What will Quad Note Generator add to your music?


Four separate note generators
Creates musical melodies and patterns
Control variations for note and rhythm
Use freeze function to capture perfect motifs
Record performances to Reason’s main sequencer
Comes with a variety of inspiring patches to get you started"

Ro Land

Published on Dec 4, 2018 zack dagoba

"Exploring Roland's SRV2000 stereo reverb and SDE1000 mono digital delay, with a Jupiter 6"

New Dtronics DT-01 Controller for the Roland Boutique D-05, D-50, & D-550

A knob box for your Roland D-05, D-50, & D-550. On a personal note, I recently picked up a D-05 and was thinking about selling it due to the deep menu diving. That and there is no central editing per patch. The D-05 and D-50 are kind of like four synths in one - two "Partials" with an "Upper" and "Lower" voice each for a total of four sources that you edit independently. There is no central filter, no central envelopes, etc., so you are stuck menu diving to edit each part. Think of it like each oscillator having it's own full set of synth parameters - powerful, but a true pain to edit.  Yes you can get the hang of it, but there is no way to avoid the number of additional steps it takes to get to parameters.  This controller appears to solve that problem. It comes in at 299 euro which currently equates to about 339 USD. For those on a budget, Coffeeshopped makes an editor for Patch Base on the iPad.

Details via Dtronics:

"Dtronics DT-01 for Roland Boutique D-05/D-50/D-550

The Dtronics DT-01 is a hardware controller for the Roland Boutique D-05 and D-50 / D-550.

Dtronics DT-01 for Roland Boutique D-05 and D-50/D-550
The Dtronics DT-01 is a hardware controller for the Roland Boutique D-05 and D-50/D-550.
The DT-01 has almost the same dimensions as the Roland D-05.
The Dtronics DT-01 can also be operated according to the manufacturer on a vintage Roland D-50 / D-550
Almost every parameter of the Roland D-05 gets its own poti 12 keys and 56 pots are in a nice and solid desktop case.
Some pots are doubly assigned, but can be switched quickly and are very easy to read.
he potentiometers are also designed with color on the standard models to make it easier to read the regulator positions.

The selling price is expected around 299,- Euro.
The DT-01 will be available in August 2018."

Patch n Tweak

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