MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

AtomoSynth Asterion Jam 1

Published on Dec 11, 2018 atomolab

"A jamming session using two Asterion Modular synthesizers, recorded live in one take."

Vintage Roland Jupiter 4 - Compuphonic Synthesizer Keyboard (1979)

via this auction

Ipad and Korg SQ 1 midi to C.V Roland SH 7

Published on Dec 11, 2018 UFO LFO

"I found a use for my old Ipad three as a midi sequencer It's got enough power for that and sinks up with my Ipad air 2 over ableton link. This let's me sync up a lot of stuff. The Korg Sq 1 does a pretty good job of midi to C.V. conversion as long as you have a powered USB hub it recognises the Sq just fine."

Amazing difference: MicroBrute + DigiTech pedals

Published on Dec 11, 2018 SynthMania

"The amazing difference just a few effect pedals can make with an already good-sounding analog synth. Arturia MicroBrute analog synthesizer through DigiTech Polara reverb, Obscura delay, and Nautila chorus."

ARP Quadra Vintage Keyboard Synth w/Case - Serviced by Synth Chaser

via this auction

Note this one is from Ad Infinitum.

"What's more to say - it is an Arp Quadra!!! - Progressive Rock in a box. Used by Tony Banks, Rick Wright, Kerry Livgren, and well, me.

Professionally and meticulously repaired by Synth Chaser to 100% working condition - even the trill and aftertouch work. Synth Chaser made an extremely detailed video demonstrating the Quadra, so check out the YouTube video. There are some cosmetic wear on the metal as you can see in the video, but the panel is very clean."

LepLoop Cassa \ Piattino

Published on Dec 6, 2018 tonylight

First three videos in the playlist:
"Piattino, high hats demo, audio from the camera."

Last video:
"Cassa and Multicassa ditortion test audio from the camera.""

Jomox 888 Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"Used Jomox 888 drum machine. I purchased on Ebay in 2009 and am the second owner. All drum voices are working. OS is 1.12. There is a cosmetic flaw in the wood stain on the right wooden end-cheek. A close-up is shown in picture #7. The wood stain was not evenly applied and has a light streak - it arrived to me like this in 2009. The other end-cheek does not have this problem. Otherwise, the 888 is in excellent cosmetic shape - view the close up pictures. Only ever used in a home studio that is smoke and cat free. Encoder 11 works but is not as sensitive/responsive as the other endless encoders. The main data encoder can be used to edit the same parameters that encoder 11 controls. No noise or scratchy sounds on the main output, individual instrument outputs or the main volume encoder. Listing includes original PSU and original manual."

Crumar Spirit (1983 Bob Moog) - Vintage Synth - Fully Serviced SN 00032

via this auction

If you are viewing this page I am sure you know what this thing is capable of. It was designed by Bob Moog and is quite literally one of the most powerful mono synths ever produced.

Lots and lots of modulation possibilities and filter options, to quote Sound On Sound “you’d be hard pressed to emulate its intricacies using a modular instrument”

It’s also an unbelievably rare piece of kit, somewhere in the region of 250 in existence.

Fully serviced and in excellent condition, just got it back from my technician today.

Things worth noting.

1. A couple of the original knobs are missing and were replaced by yellow ones by the previous owner. (Photo 6)

2. Wooden side panel has suffered a crack. My tech says it looks like somebody tightened the screws too tight and it was caused by the ensuing pressure. (Photo 9)

3. Scuffing to lower frame under keyboard and slight chip to underside of 1 key. (Photo 10)

4. Selling to cover a tax bill. Really regrettably. Always thought I would hold on to this forever.

5. There are some other light scuffs and scratches, which were very difficult to show in the photos.

6. I will NOT post this item. However I will deliver free of charge to any buyer in England or Wales. If you are outside of this area you will have to pick the item up yourself, in person. NO COURIERS."

Nord Modular G1 Synthesizer SN 98030204

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 6R SN 0798

via this auction

Roland TB-303 w/ Doepfer MSY2

via this auction

"This particular TB 303 is in immaculate condition inside & out .
Comes complete with the RARE ROLAND silver & orange carrying case also in immaculate condition. OG Manaul, Power Adapter &...

This TB 303 comes as a package studio ready with a DOEPFER MSY2 midi to din sync converter ( with din cable / and power adapter )

Battery compartment is bone dry & clean as a whistle."

Korg ES-50 Lambda 1979 SN 232086

via this auction

"Has a couple of small minor scratches, but overall is a strong 9/10 cosmetically...very clean and basically mint. These are very hard to find, particularly in this condition...It's a beautiful machine!
This is a true Polyphonic synthesizer that sounds unreal. True classic analog sound, with some very nice lush soundscapes. The string sounds are beautiful as well. Truly a beautiful sounding synth capable of analog sounds that just can't be reproduced these days."

Percussa mSSP Kickstarter Update - 11 Days to Go!

via Percussa:

"Hi all, since the last newsletter about our Percussa mSSP Kickstarter campaign the following has happened:

We raised over $30K so far and have 54 backers on board!

We made 2 new mSSP demo videos:

OB 4-voice patch on the Percussa mSSP from percussa on Vimeo.

the patch consists of:

4 voices / 23 modules are running in parallel on the mSSP
per voice: 2 oscillators (SAW+SQR and SAW) + 1 SVF + 2 ENVs + 1 MIDI.
built-in fx chain (delay/reverb)
internal bus modules
external SVF cutoff and FM modulation (using make noise function and intellijel dixie II modules)
keyboard connected via MIDI port on mSSP
sound directly recorded onto the SSP and synced with video afterwards

mssp 4-voice sequencing demo #1 from percussa on Vimeo.

the patch consists of:

4 voices / 23 modules are running in parallel on the mSSP
per voice: 1 step sequencer, 1 microtonal quantizer (jazz scale from the SCALA archive), 1 sine osc, 1 envelope, 1 bus routing
built-in fx chain (delay/reverb)
frequency modulation of all sine oscillators via the input module
sound directly recorded onto the SSP and synced with video afterwards
Various parameters in the patch are adjusted using the mSSP encoders, such as attack time for the envelopes and clock division factor for the step sequencers.

Back now!

We still need to find another $90,000 or 150 mSSP backers to make this project happen. Please help us by backing and/or sharing this project online!

The mSSP Kickstarter campaign ends on Sunday, December 23 2018 at 8:00 AM PST."

Remember, you can get to the campaign via the Percussa banner on top of the site. You can also check out previous posts via the Percussa label below.

Limited Edition White Prophet 12 LE Now Shipping

via @dsiSequential

'#Prophet12 LE now shipping! …"

Novation // Start Making - Drum & Bass

Published on Dec 11, 2018 NovationTV

"Next up in our Start Making series, we grabbed a load of sounds from across London (from the Underground, a black cab and a car horn) to use as samples and make a Drum & Bass track with only a Launchpad Pro and what comes in the box.

What do you get with Launchpad Pro?
The sounds in the video are sampled using an iPhone and input into Ableton Live Lite, alongside the Bass Station plug-in, V-Station plug-in and an XLN Addictive Keys Instrument (one from a choice of four!).

Discover more:
--- Launchpad Pro -

#WeAreNovation #LaunchpadPro"

Nathan's Moog/Realistic MG-1 modifications (by Synthpro)

Published on Dec 11, 2018 synthpro

"Hi Guys,

This is a little MG-1 I have modified for Nathan. I added quite a few things to this synth to make it much more flexible than before.

Here are the things I added:

secondary LFO generating triangular and square waveforms.

Polyphonic section modulation amount control

LFO mixer control so the unit can be panned between the new LFO or original LFO, (responds to the filter and poly section only)

Added input busses for external modulation injection independently into the filter/poly section as well as the pitch of the mono synth oscillators.

LFO out which tied into the LFO mix control, this allows you to send the LFOs to other synths.

independent poly section output for routing the poly through effects or a stand alone mix.

Gain staging changes with selected resistor values to give you plenty of gain and presence in the sound.

Thanks for watching!


60 Second Synth Sounds- Haddaway What Is Love [Tutorial on the Sequential OB-6]

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Luke Neptune

"Episode 6- Learn How to recreate the bass sound from Haddaway What Is Love
-Brought to you by Luke Neptune and DJ Mag-"

Arturia Announces Pigments Wavetable Soft Synth - Details & 1st User Videos

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Arturia

1st user videos further below. Pigments available now:

"20 years in the making, our new synth features hugely powerful wavetable and virtual analog engines, legendary filters, infinitely customizable automations, and lightning-fast, fun workflow. This is #Pigments, an original Arturia software synth, and it’s everything you’ve been dreaming of."

"Pigments features a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, or import your own.

What you do next is up to you. Experiment with 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, and 3 function generators. Assign modulators to animate your sound, and breathe life into it. Add controlled, or totally wild random changes to any parameter with a Turing probability generator. Run it through 2 filters, with any combination of iconic analog filters or modern formant and surgeon filters you want. Process your patch with exciting contemporary effects like wavefolder and multifilter, or vintage studio reverbs, delays, and EQs."

Main Features
Two engines in parallel
Virtual Analog triple osc engine
Complex Wavetable engine
Two filters
Classic filter types from V Collection instruments
Modern filter types
Continuous series/parallel routing
Powerful effects section
Insert or Send routing
Modulable parameters
Advanced modulation system
Graphical editing, source-based or destination-based.
Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random src, ...
Visual interface
Graphical representation of the most important modules
Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator
Create complex, custom and evolving sequences/arps
Extensive factory preset library

User videos:


Published on Dec 11, 2018 BoBeats

"Today I am making some music with Arturia Pigments + doing a walkthrough of this new synth. Sponsor future videos by joining Patreon:"

Bastl Timber Dual Waveform Lumberjack (LMS Eurorack Expansion)

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Learning Modular

"This little module contains both a soft saturation "wave driver" and a wave folder section, with option switches and a Symmetry control to choose different behaviors for each side. There's also a flexible crossfader, and ample voltage control including feedback. In short, it's a versatile sound shaper with a lot of sweet spots. The movie breaks down like this:

00:00 overview
00:37 Wave Driver (I)
03:30 Wave Folder (II)
06:15 enveloping the Shape
08:21 Symmetry
09:18 modulating Symmetry
10:12 modulating Crossfade
11:41 jumper options (AC/DC coupling, phase)
13:42 wavefolder & odd harmonics
15:41 symmetry & even harmonics
16:22 Feedback
17:48 layering w/ 2nd VCO

This is part of the Learning Modular Eurorack Expansion series. See numerous modules get the same in-depth treatment:

My Patreon supporters get additional in-depth descriptions of each module I cover:"

DIY "IKEA Hack" Plate Reverb Part 2 (Sounds amazing now!)

Published on Dec 11, 2018 LeoMakes

"Leo makes major improvements the (now famous) IKEA plate reverb in his last video! Total upgrade cost is about $40 and makes the reverb sound 100x better!"

See this post for full details.

VCF9 Xtra distortion filterboard in LD3

Published on Dec 11, 2018 gotharman

Tweaking VCF9.

9 Super Useful FREE VST Plugins for VCV Rack HOST FX module

Published on Dec 11, 2018 VCV Rack Ideas


I was very happy when VCV Host module came out! There are so many opportunities to explore new depths of sound as never before. But the world of paid VST plugins is too huge. And besides, the idea of VCV Rack's open source nature sent me in search of free vst plug-ins available for 64 bits.

In the end, I tried a lot of things and decided to focus on these 9 amazing free plug-ins that really expand the capabilities of the rack. I hope my findings will be useful to you!

Download and Buy VCV Host and Host-FX -

All plugins availablle as 64bit for Windows. For MAC only available - Flux, Loudmax, Youlean Meter, PaulXStretch, OrilReverb

Download Links:

TEST SERIES Flight of Harmony Sound of Shadows and IMP Eurorack Sound Design

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound design experiments with Flight of Harmony Sound of Shadows and IMP Eurorack modules.

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"


via this auction, also on Reverb.

"Up for sale is extremely rare powerful Soviet vintage analog synthesizer "ALISA-1377". It was made in USSR in 1985 at Luberetskiy Military Radioplant "Rodina" near Moscow. ALISA synthesizers were made especially for experimental electronic music, creating of sound effects in soviet cinema and scientific acoustic researches. This unique instrument has warm, aggressive and absolutely original analog sound! (check the Demo section below photoes)

The synthesizer has 1 OSC with 4 wave forms, ADSR , filter, various modulations, vibrato and portamento effects.

OSCILLATOR: tune; octave +1/+2; portamento; wave forms: triangle, saw, square, odd harmonics; frequency modulation (for all 4 waveforms); impulse-width modulation (for square wave form) with impulse width and depth controls; harmonics (for odd harmonics wave form). You can use individual OSC waveforms (triangle, saw, square, odd harmonics) or mix them together to get unique sounds!

LFO: on/off modulation switch, two waveforms (triangle, square), modulation rate, modulation rate coarse switch - 1Hz/10Hz.

FILTER: cutoff, resonance, vibrato (filter modulation), ADSR, switch between filter control- keyboard or contour OSC (ADSR). The synths filter due to it`s original architecture can be used as additional oscillator when filter`s resonance knob in self-oscillaltion position and it sounds really weird and interesting!

AMPLIFIER: ADSR, main volume, on/off synthesizer.

MIDI Interface: MIDI In & Thru (5Din socket), MIDI On\Off button, MIDI Learn Button.

English panel translation below."

TEISCO S-60F Analog Mono Synthesizer SN 2794 w/ Original Brown Gig Bag

via this auction

Built 1980
Type: analog
Hybrid: no
1 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
no Memory / Speicher
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features subtractive
Wave Shapes saw pulse noise
1 OSCs
2 Filter lpf self reso + static hpf 4 Pole
1 LFOs saw square s/h
1 Envelope Generators 1x ADSR

CV GATE Control / Triggering
32 Keys

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no

TEISCO S-110F Analog Synthesizer 110F SN 3106 w/ Blue Glossy Patent Leather Vinyl Gig Bag

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Vintage Synth

via this auction

"This is a fantastic example of Moog’s classic 1970’s Prodigy synthesiser, in great working order. The wooden ends have been stripped at some point in its history to reveal an attractive lighter non varnished finish. It is in full working order and has only just had a full service."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 SN 0313

via this auction

"This is a beautiful original Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 polyphonic analogue synthesiser.

This particular Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 has just been fully serviced, and had the latest firmware installed in it. It has the JLCooper patch mod, and an upgraded Oberheim pitch wheel with an auto-centre, meaning this really is a fantastic example of an original Prophet 5."

Roland Jupiter-8 SN 161587

via this auction

Excellent Condition.
Serial Number: 161587

Oberheim TVS-1 1978 Black/White Panels SN 0250

via this auction

"Serial #0250. Excellent example of this classic two voice synth. No sequencer on this one. Clean mods were added to this in it's past for the additional controls on the back:

Gate 1 IN
Filter 1 IN
Filter 2 IN

There are also two switches added to the front panel to enable/disable SEM 1 and SEM 2 completely.

This synth sounds amazing and has just been expertly cleaned, calibrated, and serviced [including jwires and buss bar]"

Note the black mod section.

Korg MS-10

via this auction

"Freshly serviced Korg MS-10
Killer semi/modular mono-synth. A Classic!

This one was always owned & used by Praga Khan / Lords of Acid"

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (1984) Manic Tuesday - 80s synthpop retrowave track

Published on Dec 11, 2018 RetroSound

(c) 2018 vintage #synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #Roland #Juno-106 analog synthesizer (1984)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

OP-1 12-02-18 (Pataphysical)

Published on Dec 11, 2018

"This track appears on my new album, 'Pataphysical'. Out 12-21-18.
Preorder now on Bandcamp and get this plus two other tracks:
Save on Spotify to get a notification when it releases:"

OP-1 12-02-18 (Pataphysical) [FINAL TRACK]

Teenage Engineering's OP-1 Has Not Been Discontinued - Hardware Update on the Way

An update via Teenage Engineering:

"no one should pay this price for an OP-1 [one bid up to $8600 pictured].  so hang in there.

last week a rumour circulated that the OP-1 was dead.  no one was more surprised than us.

however, we've been working hard on updating the hardware platform in order to keep the product alive for many years to come.  this is causing a brief stop in the production, but we will be up and running at full speed shortly."

Curious what the hardware update will be.  One thing that always concerned me was how long the internal battery might last over time.  Anyone know?

Sonic LAB: Erica Synths Techno System Review

Published on Dec 11, 2018 sonicstate

"Techno System Eurorack modular from Erica Synths, designed for banging Techno use. With 10 Drum Modules and a bass voice plus mixers and FX and the Drum Sequencer.
Edd takes a look."

(un)silent night : KORG volca/minilogue

Published on Dec 11, 2018 karenevil

"This season's custom :D
(Doodling with KORG volca beats, bass, keys and minilogue )"

Fast Record trigger drums with Four Bricks Rook module from Shakmat Modular

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have another part of how to record fast trigger drums from Four Bricks Rook-Quad Trigger Sequence Generator module from Shakmat Modular.
When you use the Four Bricks Rook you basically have your drums under your hand under the pad and only your creativity limits you what to knock on the pads.
For me, this is a great module, it allows you to create a pattern in a dozen or so seconds without complicated programming, it has a lot of possibilities to create many paterns and write them, load, choose paternal length from 1 to 32 steps, here I used fast short 4. plus amazing mode FILL which I showed later for the arrangement and recording the fill in real time and many more function. definitely a strong thing at hand."

2hp MMF - Analog Multimode Filter #2hpTuesdays

Published on Dec 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the analogue / analog multimode filter the MMF from 2hp. It's a 12dB per octave slope (or 2 pole) circuit with low pass, high pass and band pass outputs. CV over filter cut off and resonance, input, output BOSH job done. :)


00:11 Patch previews

00:48 Feature run down

01:09 Low pass sweeps & sounds

02:01 High pass sweeps & sounds

Announcing Bitwig Studio 2.5 Beta

Published on Dec 11, 2018 bitwig

"We're proud to announce our third point update this year, Bitwig Studio 2.5.
For this update, we chose a few select features that were either requested or inspired by our community."

On the synth front:


The building blocks of synthesis - classic sources ready to go.

Coinciding with Bitwig Studio 2.5 is "Analog Waves." Designed in collaboration with Boxed Ear, this package comprises 60 Sampler presets, each made with hundreds of full-frequency oscillator waveforms. From rumbling lows to guttural mids and sparkling highs, a full-bandwidth sound is the best way to bring analog sources into a digital environment.

If you prefer polished presets, then the ready-to-go sounds will have you covered. But this pack is also ideal for your own sound design. By wrapping all 760-some samples into a single multisample, one click will load all the pure and layered oscillators so your sound sculpting can begin. (Don’t worry; our recently revamped Sampler is made for any number of samples and layers.)
Analog oscillators are a thing to behold — and Bitwig Studio natively works with them. But when hardware is out of reach, this rich set of samples proves to be an excellent sidekick.
Download "Analog Waves" from the Bitwig Studio Package Manager and start crafting your unique sounds today. Check out the demos below."

"Learn more about Bitwig Studio 2.5 on"

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