MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 07, 2018

Yazoo Situation Korg Kronos Dave Smith Poly Evolver Synthesizer Samples Rik Marston

Published on Dec 7, 2018 SynthgodXXX

Midi File Friday - Yazoo "Situation"
Korg Kronos w/ Reverb DSI Poly Evolver Samples
Synthesizer Audio Demo by Rik Marston
Original track by Vince Clarke / Yazoo
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In this episode I am using the Reverb DSI Synth Collection
Sample pack in my Korg Kronos tweaking the classic eighties
club favorite "Situation". I only used 6 tracks. I stacked a few
Poly Evolver & Prophet 08 samples for the Leads & Bass.
So fun to play!!! Drums of course are General Midi!!
All effects are in the Kronos: Stereo Chorus, Tape Echo Delay

Thank you for watching!

Hordijk Simple Moves

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Todd Barton

"I’m always fascinated when a simple move produces a complex result especially on the Hordijk instrument ..."

OP-Z (week 1)

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Benjamin Kinsman

"Picked up an OP-Z last week, wow what a game changer.
The sequencing on it so powerful and the UI is just amazing. TE have hit it out of the park big time.
Loaded it up with most of my fave samples from the OP-1and it just feels like home, can't wait to get it cranking with the Digitakt and his slightly larger brother (OP-1).
(FYI The silent button pressing at the start is arranging the patterns for playback)"

Yamaha SY77 various patches demo

Published on Dec 7, 2018 MIDERA

"Here are a few of my patches I've created. Eventide Space was used for reverb. Sorry, my keyboard skills are not great."

Ensoniq TS-12 cinematic

Published on Dec 7, 2018 SynthMania

"Ensoniq TS-12 cinematic sounds"

GLASYS: I made a song using only ONE sample for everything [on the Sequential Prophet X]

Published on Dec 7, 2018 GLASYS

"Beta testing the upcoming sample import feature on the Prophet X... and having fun with it."

Modal Skulpt 4 Voice 32 Oscillator Synth

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"Modal Electronic's Skulpt synthesizer is an affordable four voice synthesizer with 8 oscillators per voice. Since the Skulpt has so many oscillators it can produce huge unison sounds or full chords on a single voice. There are midi and sync in and out connections for connecting your Skulpt to other gear, like we did in this video with the Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic Pocket Operator.

Skulpt available here:"

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Studio Electronics Omega 8 Purple

via this auction

"Eight voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with 2 VCOs and 1 Suboscillator per voice. There are 2 analog VCFs to choose from, a Moog style Lowpass, and a Oberheim Multimode with Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, and Bandreject (Notch). Rounding out the modulation with 2 LFOs, 3 Envelope Generators, and an Arpeggiator.

On the outputs, the Omega 8 can be mono, stereo, or each voice (multi-timbral) can have its own output"

Studio Electronics SE1 SN 3202

via this auction

"Using the Minimoog as a point of inspiration, Studio Electronics took it further, by adding 2 more Envelope Generators and 3 LFOs (no more having to sacrifice VCO 3), MIDI, and patch memory. On top of the Moog style Lowpass filter, there is also and option for Oberheim style 12db Lowpass and Bandpass filters."

Roland Super JD JD990

via this auction

"The JD990 is essentially a rack mount version of the giant spaceship, the JD800. While it doesn't have the same hands-on control, the large screen make editing fairly easy and straight forward. Having the ability to send audio out of the 4 stereo pairs makes multi track recording a breeze!"

Ensoniq MR Rack

via this auction

"Kind of a "do it all" synth in a single rack space. Analog modeling, Transwave synthesis (wavetables), ROM samples, and drum sounds."

Jasper Wasp clone hybrid analogue digital mono synth

via this auction

"Jasper Wasp clone. 2 octave mono synth 2 x DCO’s each with SAW, SQUARE and ENHANCED PULSE WIDTH waveforms. EXT audio in. Non midi. Easily upgraded to midi using one of midi kits available. Custom yellow side cheeks one offs"

FutureSonus Parva Analog Synth Module SN 00003

via this auction

Further Explorations // NDLR + Medusa + Magneto + Clouds

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Genshi Media Group


This didn't turn out quite how I had hoped, and I almost didn't upload it, but then I thought "why not" as I want to be able to show all of my little noodlings, bad or good. This is further ambient explorations with the Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa Hybrid synth as sequenced by the Conductive Labs NDLR (which is sequencing each Oscillator of the Medusa on their own MIDI Channels.) The Medusa is then going into the Strymon Magneto 4-Head dTape Echo and the Mutable Instruments Clouds Eurorack modules. The Retro Mechanical Labs Guitar Pedal Interface module is handling the Eurorack to Instrument Level audio coming out."

Prophet XL - Peter Dyer

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Sequential

"Peter Dyer on the Prophet XL. More info:"

Novation // Beats and Bytes - Mini Me: Launchpad Mini & Launchkey Mini

Starts at 1:15

"Take your productions on the road with a tutorial on how to use Launchpad Mini and Launchkey Mini with Ableton Live."

Calibrating a Roland Juno-106 or HS-60 Synthesizer

Instructions on how to calibrate a Roland Juno-106 or HS-60 have been posted on the Syntaur site here.

"This procedure will walk you through the process of calibrating (tuning) a Roland Juno-106 (or HS-60) synthesizer. It requires a voltmeter, a frequency counter or tuner, and an oscilloscope. It also requires working on the keyboard with the power on and the power supply exposed, so this calibration should not be attempted unless you are confident in your abilities to work safely, and to use the necessary equipment.
Note that any time you replace a voice chip on your synthesizer, you will need to recalibrate at least that voice.

Make sure the keyboard has been powered on for at least 10 minutes to warm up prior to any calibrations, and perform the calibration steps in the order they are listed here."


Published on Dec 5, 2018 Max Vicinelli

"Single Cycle waveforms created with this link:
Simply download via server yuor favourite waves and transfer them inside yuor elektron via Elktron Transfer Software.
Also remember to loop the play mode of your wave ( i.e : FORWARD L ), all sounds comes from digitakt, no other gear used, also fx are from digitakt. Recorded with logic pro x and Iphone 6. Sofware video editor: MOVAVI."

Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer

via this auction

Note this is listing is from STG.

"I got this TR-909 in mid-2009, in a trade with a guy named Boris Domalain who made tracks, had a small label, and threw parties in the Paris catacombs. He even sent with the drum machine a coffee table book with photos from these parties.

It totally works. Every bit of it. From under the streets of Paris to a cornfield in Madison County IA to several visits to a clothing-optional campground in central Wisconsin, this thing has had a life.

While living with me, it's been used live dozens of times and wound up on vinyl (Fast Cash) and a wood-boxed 8-CD tribute to Pete Namlook.

However, it's been bored for a couple of years and needs to be pressed back into service. It and its brother, the TR-808, became too valuable to take to gigs the way that I did at first. I just don't do enough "studio recordings" to justify keeping it around any more.

I recapped the power supply when it came in, and I switched the AC over to 110V operation and installed a standard IEC connector. However, the pots are all a teeny bit scratchy, but not enough to justify a full job IMHO. It's ready to work as-is."

Yamaha DX100

via this auction

Note this one is listed by STG.

"Yamaha DX100 missing its slider caps but completely functional otherwise. I tested keys, MIDI out, all buttons, sliders, wheels, outputs, and sustain pedal input. Includes a power supply, but not the original power supply."

ARP Avatar

via this auction

"1 of only approximately 300 made, the ARP Avatar was originally designed as a guitar synthesizer based on their popular Odyssey synthesizer. Nowadays, these synths are sought after for their vintage tone and can be modified into a "poor man's 2600" using patch point kits available from other sellers.

This Avatar is in pretty good condition for a 35+ year old instrument - check out photos for details."

Siel OR 400 Polyphonic Analog "Stringer" Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

"Fully polyphonic (paraphonic) keyboard with awesome Strings and OKish Brass, Piano and Organ sounds. Recently serviced"

Yamaha FS1R 8 Operator FM Synthesizer Module with Formant Filter SN PN01018

via this auction


Published on Dec 7, 2018 Station 252

"system: Tiptop Audio 909 and 808 Drum modules, ONE sample players, Z2040 and Forbidden Planet filters, VCAs, Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot and Z8000 sequencers, Z4000 envelopes, Z-DSP FX processors (Valhalla and EchoZ), Z3000 oscillator. Toppobrillo Multifilter, Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter, Antimatter Audio Launch Codes sequencer, RS Serge ResEQ, Vermona VcDrive, Roland Demora and Scooper. nw2s output modules. Mackie 1604 mixer."

Psychedelic Beatfood

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf of Radikal Technologies.

"I thought, it's time again introducing some beats into my music. For this little piece I first programmed a bunch of drum sounds with the Delta CEP A and created this drum loop. I fed the drumloop into my desktop mixer and faded in and out some FXs while capturing the resulting two track backing in Logic PRO. Then I created two overdubs with the Accelerator.

The 2017 album 'Indiscreet' is available at my bandcamp page:"

Korg MS-X, An Extreme Monotron Mod [Korg MS20 / MS10 - 40th Anniversary]

Published on Aug 27, 2018 Soul Machine

"We celebrate this year the 40th Anniversary of the legendary Korg MS10, I've therefore decided to build the MS-X, an extensively modified Monotron to pay tribute to its old ancestor!

Everything LIVE, no computer used!

ReBach CATCH FM&PWM demo

Published on Dec 7, 2018 ReBach

"ReBach CATCH series FM & PWM demo

In this demo two VCO-A, two ADSR-A and one VCF-A. The second ADSR modulates the PWM input of the VCO1. VCO2 modulates the FM input of VCO1. the pulse output of VCO1 passes through the filter who is modulated by ADSR 1. this delivers nice sounds, to be used as lead sound ...."

New Synthetic Sound Labs JJP SampleCorder – Model 1451 5U Module

via Synthetic Sound Labs

The SSL 1451 JJP SampleCorder module is the long awaited re-issue of our humble tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey and the early musique-concrete pioneers, where small snips of recording tapes were pieced together into new forms of musical expression. Now you can experiment using analog sound samples that can be played back with electronic precision.

SSL is pleased that the SampleCorder was officially endorsed by none other than the late, great Jean-Jacques himself!

The SampleCorder is designed around a vintage ISD2560 analog voice recorder chip. We have also included a compander chip to greatly reduce noise and improve clarity. The overall fidelity is far better than simple 8-bit samplers.

Each module can hold two audio samples, each from a few milliseconds up to a several seconds. Each can be independently triggered manually via a panel mounted button, or by a gate pulse. Once triggered by applying a gate signal, the sample will play to the end of the sample and stop, or if the gate signal is still present, the sample will repeat for as long as the gate is applied. Premature retriggering or early truncation of a sample is not possible. Samples are stored in non-volitile memory, so power loss should not affect the memory, though this is not guaranteed. Control voltage recording is not supported.

Using the “REC/PLAY” switch in REC position, the Status LED will flash, indicating record mode. A new sample is recorded whenever either the “START” (1 or 2) button is pressed or the “GATE” (1 or 2) signal is applied. The sample length is determined the length of these events. Each new sample will destructively over-write any previous samples on that channel. Sample editing is not supported.

Record input level is critical for balancing noise levels and distortion. The SampleCorder adds the convenience of the “RECORD LEVEL” input attenuator and an “OVLD” LED indicator so you’ll always know when you’re near the maximum.

Sample playback speeds may be adjusted from normal, to nasty sounding clicks and buzzes, to nearly one octave / double speed above recording speed with a convenient front panel “Pitch” control. The “Pitch CV” input is roughly exponential (don’t expect tracking) and may require external attenuation to adjust the range to a convenient level. Record speed is fixed. 1 to 1 playback speed/pitch is usually at about “6” on the Pitch knob. This will be the normal position for this knob, unless you require pitch / time bending effects.

The “PLAYING” output provides a “high” gate for the entire length of the sample being played back. It can be useful for triggering other SampleCorders, sequencers and envelope generators for even more crazy fun.

Probably the most challenging aspect of using the SampleCorder is getting a good sample. Recording timing can be critical and may need to be practiced when samples are to be triggered at precise instants. We have found that in some applications, using the gate output from something like a Q118 Instrument Interface can be most valuable.

Though the SampleCorder is not a “looper” and it’s frequency bandwidth is a bit limited, you will no doubt find many creative uses for this unique module.

Oberheim Eclipse Stage Piano 88-key Keyboard

via this auction

Anyone remember which model was supposed to include a built in M-1000, but never did? M3000 or something?

Here's the description for the Eclipse:

"Oberheim: a controller keyboard which aims to replace your piano, and an organ module which threatens to do the same with your Hammond...

After a few quiet years on the keyboard front, the legendary Oberheim seem to have stepped up the pace of product launches. The perennially popular Matrix 1000 sound module continues to sell consistently, and the more recent OBMX analogue synth keeps the Oberheim profile high at the top end of the synth market. Now the company have launched not one, but two new products, both of which might seem rather out of character: the Eclipse master keyboard/piano, and the OB3, a retro organ module complete with drawbars and wooden end cheeks.


via this auction

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder SN 971026

via this auction

"Fully serviced classic, analogue vocoder in good condition. A superb piece of kit as you'd expect from this era of Roland gear."

MFB Dominion 1 Tuning Process

Published on Dec 7, 2018 uwe george giegler

"Explaining of tuning process for MFB Dominion 1 synth."

The Voyetra 8 In Action

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Today we demonstrate the Voyetra 8 vintage synthesizer, going through presets and showing how it works."

Pons Asinorum 4-channel envelope generator and LFO (demo and jam)

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Noise Engineering

"Pons Asinorum is a compact four-channel multimode envelope generator and LFO with voltage control for modular synth and Eurorack format.

0:44 Panel and Controls
2:28 Changing CV response from Continuous to Sample & Hold mode.
3:04 Changing CV response range from short to long
3:22 Black panel info
3:34 JAM

PA has three different envelope shapes, CV over cycle length, and a unique single encoder control scheme that makes adjusting multiple channels mid-performance easy. Channels can be set separately to envelope mode or to cycle in LFO mode, giving PA maximal flexibility in a minimal footprint.

Jam features the Pons Asinorum which is generating envelopes for the sequence going to the Loquelic Iteritas, the open hi hat, and the Cursus Iteritas drones at the end."

Sinc Defero quad attenuator demo

Published on Dec 7, 2018 Noise Engineering

"Sinc Defero is a quad attenuator with buffered outputs in modular synth and Eurorack format. This 4HP module also has LEDs that show both the incoming and outgoing signals."

Lell PSR Lo-Fi Drum Machine & Rhythm box rare soviet russian synth

Published on Dec 7, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

"Lell PSR is the digital drum machine that has a built-in sequencer for 8 songs, 32 patterns of the factory (64 of user), 16 styles, each of them contains 2 variations. Maximum duration of the composition - 255 bars. Minimum tempo value from 40 to 250. It contains 12 internal sounds of percussion instruments: bass drum, bongo, clap, gong, rim, snare, tom1, tom2, tom3. Each of sounds has an accent."

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

Lell 22 USSR vintage soviet analog synthesizer Piano Strings, Electro Organ

Published on Dec 7, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

"Lel' - 22 is a small-sized electronic musical instrument that can play soundings of the other instruments: electric piano, clavesin, classical and pop organs, banjo. This portable, simple in control, inexpensive instrument has great musical possibilities. It can be successfully used in professional and amateur ensembles, at schools or at home."

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

Kvintet USSR vintage soviet analog synthesizer Piano Strings, Electro Organ

Published on Dec 7, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

"KVINTET is a transistor portable polyphonic instrument produced by Katchkanar radio equipment factory "Formanta", which is the manufacturer of such well-known makes of synthesizers as Polivoks, Formanta, Manual, Maestro etc. It bears the same logo on the package and retains some of its most impressive capabilities.

Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY:

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

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