MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Bastl Bitranger button pressing

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Trying out the Bitranger that arrived today. I got it for breadboarding circuits and circuit bent toy interfacing mainly ."

Vintage 1970s Oberheim Studio Amplifier w/ Phasor for Synthesizer

via this auction

Here's something you don't see everyday. This might be the first one to be featured on the site.  Kind of interesting to see classic Oberheim knobs in off white.

Details from the listing:

"Comes as seen
Great used shape.
The unit powers on sounds very good
Phasor effects working good
all original, w/ original speaker
Pots and Speaker date to 1976
Very rare Synth amp. serial # 0028
you probably will not see one on ebay soon - so don't miss out
has an Old Oberheim sticker on the side panel " Some things are better than others"
see all pictures for condition
not a large amp - 14" T x 11" W x 7" Deep.
8" speaker"

Vintage Hohner Bass 3 Analog Synth w/ Guitar, String, and Tuba Presets

via this auction

"Vintage Hohner Bass 3 analog keyboard with power source in good playing condition. Just serviced by New Orleans own The Organ Doctor, The Premier technician of all things Hammond! All keys work, all functions work. The top has the wrong latches not sure how that happened. But it does fit the body, but not the latches."

Jean-Michel Jarre Fairlight Series III Overview

Published on Dec 30, 2018 DeftAudio

"Quick overview of ex-Jean-Michel Jarre's Fairlight Series III."

Moog One demo by MANMADEMADMAN (no talking)

Published on Dec 30, 2018 manmade madman

"This is a non-musical demo of the custom patches I've made since getting the Moog One three weeks ago. I feel that there is a lack of demo's for this synthesizer catering towards the darker electronic sounds, programmed intentionally with distortion, dirt and grit. Every sound you hear is intentional, and I made by hand. I am scrolling through most of the patches which are sorted alphabetically. Some patches use the internal effects, including the Eventide reverbs. There are many places in the signal path where you must be careful of gain staging, as it easily overloads.

No external processing has been added, as all gear demo's should be!

Shoutout and a nod to @NineInchNails and @NitzerEbb for the patches where I badly recreate their respective songs."

NAMM Leaks: Korg Minilogue XD

New Korg Minilogue XD based on the poly Prologue in the works?

NAMM Leaks

Gregorian Glitch (TX Wiggles 38)

Published on Dec 30, 2018 poorness studios

"I took audio of a Gregorian chant and sent it through a bitcrusher... it sounded super cool so I did a jam on top of it. I used the modular for processing guitar, the Volca Beats, my Microbrute, and the Jarmaggeddon."

Weird Electronic Music Home Studio Speedpainting Jam #TTNM

Published on Dec 30, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Another modular synthesizer inspired Procreate painting with the Apple Pencil 2 ... well, at least at the end you can see the painting. Before, I mashed together a visual pattern made on with effects from LumaFusion. It’s weird ... just like the music I created for this video. Oh geez. MORE INFO BELOW!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Gear used:
- iPad Pro 11“ 2018 with Apple Pencil 2 and a bunch of Apps:
Procreate (drawing and timelapse)
LumaFusion (video editing and export)
AUM (audio routing, recording, mixing and lots more)
Volt (expressive synthesizer)
DM1 (drum machine)
various audio FX Apps
YouTube (video uploading and sharing)

So this video was another test of what one can do with the iPad Pro as a “computer” for painting, electronic music making and video editing and sharing. In LumaFusion you can have up to three video tracks and there’s a green-screen key effect. I used this to blend the screen capture with the speedpainting time-lapse from Procreate and added some more video effects from LumaFusion on top. At the end all of that fades out and the final painting is visible. The shader art I made is this one:

Not sure if I will ever be any good at programming those visuals, but it’s a fun brain teaser exercise, similar to bytebeat coding.

Anyway, that’s it ... the Apple Pencil 2 has been behaving properly for the past couple of days, by the way. I hope I can keep it."

Happy New Year! (Yolochka)

Published on Dec 30, 2018 temaniak

"Old russian Christmas song 'Yolochka' (A Little Pine) variation."

WELTKLANG MindScape Concert Featuring Gerhard Mayrhofer (Synth-Werk) & Gert Jalass (Moon-Modular)

WELTKLANG_MindScape Concert_Short Attack One from Open Video Medien Labor on Vimeo.

"The First Short Attack Remix.The MindScape_Concert took place in the Capitol Cinema in Zeil, Germany. Weltklang: Richard Aicher & Andreas Merz. Special Guests: Gerhard Mayrhofer ( Synth-Werk) & Gert Jalass ( Moon-Modular )"

Sound of Beauty

Published on Dec 29, 2018 TRAVLLR

"Trying to find the sounds of beauty with the Digitone and Prophet 6. Shout out to my lovely wife learning how to use the gimbal."

MoonSatellite Lone Wolf Happy New Year 2019!

Published on Dec 30, 2018 MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"My friends I wish you an happy new year, the best for 2019 and thank you for your loyalty sincerely! ;-)"

Feel free to send your New Year posts! You can find all holiday posts via the label below.

New Behringer VC340 Vocoder Production Pics

Back in September we heard the upcoming Behringer VC340 (Roland VP-330 clone) was going into pre-production with a targeted MSRP of $999. Uli Behringer shared a few more pics with the following:

"We're excited to announce that the VC340 Vocoder is now in pre-production. It's all looking good and we're confident to soon switch to full production.

That's one great sounding vocoder!


Cream White Roland Juno-106 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Blue LEDs & Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"The mod work was done by SynthSpa a few years ago, and looks awesome."

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer

via this auction

Nord Lead 2X Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Roland D-50 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Vintage Korg Analogue Synth, M-500SP Micro Preset SN 792378

via this auction

"This is the slightly later version with a khaki control panel and built-in speaker, so probably dates from 1980-81. They sometimes get a bad press but there are actually some really great sounds on board (e.g. Synthe 1 32' for basslines & Synthe 2 8' for leads - apparently it uses the same filter chip as the MS10 & 20) once you get used to the quirky controls... I'll be sad to see it go, but I just don't have the space for it anymore.

It's in pretty decent condition for its age - cosmetically there are some scuffs and scratches, but nothing serious; it has lived in my home studio since I've had it, and looks to have had a fairly quiet life before that. These often seem to develop a fault where some of the presets stop working. On this one, once its warmed up they all work - though some need a bit of coaxing with the rotary selector before they settle down - some switch cleaner on the contacts would probably help...

Other than that, there are no crackly pots or switches, and both outputs as well as the internal speaker are working, though recently I have noticed a low (in volume) high pitched noise when using the line out (not affected by the volume or filter controls, so possibly a slightly noisy output transformer...?) - it's not audible when not playing, and doesn't come through the built-in speaker, so not a huge issue. The synth has probably never had a service in its life, so a check-up by someone competent is recommended, and should keep any future issues at bay."

Dreadbox Erebus v3 : "Tick Tock"

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

"The music to this video features the Dreadbox Erebus v3 for all sounds with the only exception being the drum track. Some external reverb and modulation effects were used on some of the patches."

How To use PICO TRIGG & PICO DRUMS to create your favorite patterns in eurorack

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have a small introduction to PICO TRIGG and PICO DRUMS Erica Synths modules when you use it together to trigger your drums and create patterns. Pico TRIGG has mobile application for arranging patterns and loading and storing 8 slots that you can change whenever you want. in this video shows how to do it and also with the use of PICO DRUMS how the whole process works, to relieve your favorite drums with these two modules. Pico DRUMS can handle your samples and you can load 64 samples for each drum, you have controll over Pitch, Decay and Level for each drum, so there are also possibilities as soon as you are bothering you, you can load another sample and so you have a great drum sampler whenever you want to suddenly kick 909 or clap 808 and other your crazy favorite samples."

ROLAND TR-8S | Drum machine demo w/ Dustin Good, Roland Product Specialist

Published on Dec 30, 2018 synth4ever

"Roland TR-8S drum machine demo, sounds and overview by Dustin Good, Roland Product Specialist.

The Roland TR-8S is the latest evolution of the original TR-8 drum machine and adds a wealth of new features including user sampling, motion recording, new pattern modes, expanded sequencer functions and much more.

The Roland TR8S utilizes ACB (analog circuit behavior) modeling and features detailed circuit-models of the classic 808, 606, 909, 707, 727 drum machines in a single unit.

The Roland TR-8S allows the user to mix multiple patterns, rhythms and effects to create a compelling drum/sample/synth-based live performance on the fly.

This Roland TR-8S drum machine overview and demo was filmed at the Vancouver Roland Inspiration Center in Surrey BC, Canada as part of the Metro Synthesizers Vancouver synth meetup event in November 2018."


Published on Dec 30, 2018 Rolf Degen

"DIY Synthesizer Project"

See the Rolf Degen label below for more.

Winters Dream (Roland JP-8 and JUNO-60)

Published on Dec 30, 2018 synthlegends

"Small peace of life improvisation with my Roland JP-8 and Juno-60. The JP-8 is in Dual mode (a solo sound and a sweep pad with delayed LFO to the VCF) run through a BOSS CE-2w Chorus and Strymon Big Sky Reverb. The Juno-60 playes an arp sound without Chorus set, but run through a Rocktron Intellifex delay. All played life. I wish you a happy new year and peace on earth. Please listen to this short peace of music and think about your Year 2018! All the best to you!"

Moog Grandmother & DFAM

Published on Dec 30, 2018 MIxbern

Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1 pcb view and alternative position for Glide modification

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Vykaar Tones

"Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1 dismantled pcb view and alternative position for Glide modification. I only got around to fit the glide mod when I had to take the main board out to fix the envelope generator which would randomly fail to trigger ( I replaced a intermittently faulty BC547 transistor ). The Doepfer suggested positioning for the glide pot is on the front side but as you can see I prefer to use it standing on that side so I found space on the back panel (top). A note for the adventurous - if you do ever have to dismantle one of these note that the nuts on the front panel sockets are different to the ones on the back panel and will chew up the plastic if mixed up."

Daft Punk Synth Tutorial

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Alex Ball

"This week I thought I'd demo three Daft Punk synth sounds / samples on original hardware.

As these are all VCO-based analogue synths that are the best part of 40 years old, you'll probably find that settings vary slightly from one unit to the next. In fact, the settings vary on a daily basis on my own synths, depending upon temperature or how long they've been switched on etc.


Published on Dec 29, 2018 TRAVLLR

"Another inspiring sounding short clip I made with the Moog One, Sub 37 and Prophet T8."

Open Spaces

Published on Dec 29, 2018 TRAVLLR

"A short little jam with the Sub 37, and Prophet T8."

Modular Performance :: Flight :: Buchla 200e Skylab

Published on Dec 29, 2018 Mike Thomas

"I'm using all the individual oscillators available to me here (a grand total of four, since there are two complex oscillators -- the 259e and 261e). While I'm using them as individual voices, the modulation oscillators are also modulating the main oscillator (pitch/FM on the 259e and timbre on the 261e). This modulation is being affected by position on the main keys as well as the X/Y pads of the K-controller.

Musical parts are controlled by the 251e providing a trio of very short sequences selected by the K-controller, a "split" setup of the K-controller's long keys, for the hand-played bass and melody parts, and an arpeggio controlled by the K-controller's arpeggiator.

Obviously I need to work on this a bit more to get timing and movement down. I'm also hampered a bit here from time to time by the fact that as I play my hands get a bit sweatier and this causes some stiction on the keys the longer I go. That's not going to change, so I just need to learn how to deal with it.

#buchla #modular #synthesizer"

Streetview 2 :KORG volca/minilogue/MS20mini

Published on Dec 29, 2018 karenevil

"Experimental video editing with improvised soundtrack.

Synthesizers : KORG volca beats/bass/keys/minilogue/MS20 mini
FSX :VOX DelayLab/Lexicon MX200/SONY MU-R201/KORG KP3+ (end brake)"

Patch n Tweak

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