Thursday, March 21, 2019

TB-303 + TT-303 + TR-808 + TR-909 : ReBirth RB-338 Demo Pattern

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Masaki Takada

Funny. That brings back some memories. The classic ReBirth RB-338 preset demo in hardware.

And another upload today from Masaki Takada:

TR-808 + TR-909 + volca keys

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Masaki Takada

In the Studio Running Two MIDI Sequencers At Once

Published on Mar 21, 2019 The Daydream Sound

"There’s times when it’s best to use more than one MIDI Sequencer together in sync. In this situation we're using the Ensoniq ASR-10 & Roland MC-303. If you’ve just got an Ensoniq ASR-10 and don't know where to start. Learn everything you need to know to get up and running with the Ensoniq ASR-10 Beginners Manual."

MONOME ARC // Arclab Max4Live Devices (in three parts)

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Genshi Media Group


A three-part demonstration of the Monome Arc with the Arclab Rhythm Generator, Electric Dharma Wheels, and Chords devices. These devices were created with Max4Live by Stretta. He is awesome.

#MonomeArc #Max4Live #ElectricDharmaWheels #Arclab"

Arturia Matrixbrute Part. 3

Published on Mar 20, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Arturia Matrixbrute videos

The Double-Pulse Waveform Generator by Ian Fritz

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Ian Fritz

"A synthesizer waveshaper with two pulses rather than the usual single one."

The Double-Pulse Waveform Generator schematic was featured here back in 2009.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Homestuck // Flare [S Y N T H W A V E || C O V E R]

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Ace Waters

Queen's Radio Ga Ga on the Baloran The River synthesizer

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Sean Christopher Evoking Emotion with Synthesizers

"In 1984 Radio Ga Ga was my favorite song. I would listen to it over and over and over....until my parents intervened. LOL I created this cover of Queen's masterpiece using the Baloran The River synthesizer. EVERY sound other than the drums and Freddie's vocals come from The River. I used Cubase to mix the piece and tried to use only stock plugins to create the vibe or the original song. The only other real difference is that I slowed the piece down about 6 bpm, as my synth version just sounded better to my ears slowed down a bit. Other than that though, I tried to stay as trues as possible to the original track."

Queen's Radio Ga Ga (instrumental version) on the Baloran The River synthesizer

Ken Flux on the Arturia MicroFreak (live stream)

Published on Mar 20, Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"The Arturia MicroFreak is a quirky little synth with a touch plate interface, Digital oscillator, routing matrix, analog filter, and a touch plate keybed.
I was fortunate enough to be an early tester for this product as well as contributed to the Factory sound bank. Join me as I explore some of the interesing bits about this unit."

Panoptigon Plays Optigan Symphonic Strings Disc

Published on Mar 20, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the Optigan Symphonic Strings Disc. This demo features the onboard hall reverb, with no additional processing."

nanoloop - New Self Contained Handheld Sequencer/Synthesizer on Kickstarter

via Kickstarter:

"After years of existence as cartridge for portable game consoles and smartphone app, nanoloop finally makes it into a dedicated hardware. Combining the casual game pad interface with beautiful LED dots and digits, this device forms the ideal platform for the proven nanoloop software and its iconic 4x4 matrix sequencer.



4 channels:
dual square wave with true analog filter (mono)
4-voice polyphonic FM (stereo)
monophonic FM (stereo)
noise & clicks (stereo)


4x4 matrix
per-step control for all parameters
pattern transpose for all parameters
"meta step": play note only every 2nd or 4th loop
variable pattern length per channel
individual channel tempo
ping pong and random modes
shift pattern in four directions
randomise all parameters


8x4 bi-color LED dot matrix
5 LED digits
8 menu icons
various color combinations available


silicone rubber buttons with plastic caps:
d-pad + 4 buttons
volume dial

Rare Beasts MUFON 12x

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Rarebeasts

"3d printed experimental synth."

Vintage Moog Micromoog Synthesizer SN 5409

via this auction

Monome Norns

via this auction

Lifeforms Primary Oscillator Pittsburgh Modular/some fun with sequences

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have a small movie with an oscillator that I really like and exactly think about Lifeforms Primary Oscillator from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers.
In the film there are 5 short parts to make it boring, each sequence a little different but I like watching movies where you can hear a few sounds instead of one boring so here a few. I really love Timbre in this oscillator and you can probably notice that I often use this slider but this oscillator sounds amazing with timbre."

Prophet Rev2 First Look #1 | Oscillators - How do they sound?

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2, a 16-voice analog synthesizer, has two oscillators per voice with Sawtooth, Triangle, Pulse and additionally a Saw+Tri amalgam. Additionally each voice gets an oscillator and sub oscillator to round out the sound generation set available to the player.

In this video, we try out some of the sonic possibilities the oscillators on the DSI Prophet Rev2.

Since the oscillators in the Rev2 are digitally controlled analog oscillators, they have very stable tuning. However, part of the pleasing character of an analog synth comes from its imperfection and instability. This brings that back with a vengeance and gives it its own dedicated setting - Osc Slop.

Both oscillators in each voice have a frequency range that extends across 9 octaves and the Osc Frequency controls move through the full spectrum in semi-tone increments. Meanwhile the Fine Tune knob is center-detented and it allows for full a half-semitone of adjustment.

While waveform selection on offer may seem somewhat limited, this is greatly made up by the fact that the Shape Mod knob operates across all wave shapes. The naturally dull triangle shape has a great deal to gain from this feature as it really brightens the sound up a bit (somewhat reminiscent of the 'Metalizer' on Arturia analog synths).

Recorded through an RME Fireface UC audio interface without any effects or dynamics processing added."

Shimmering Melodics Soundpack for Groovebox

Shimmering Melodics Soundpack for Groovebox from Ampify on Vimeo.

"Grainy textures blending with lavish synths and evolving sequences. Shimmering Melodics brings a vibrant glow to your productions, making them shine."

Cloud Refractions by A Box In The Sea

Cloud Refractions by A Box In The Sea from Grayscale on Vimeo.

"A short piece by A Box In The Sea featuring the Grayscale Supercell, an expanded version of Clouds by Mutable Instruments."

Cloud Refractions 001

Waldorf Streichfett Lunar Eclipse 2019 String Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#waldorfstreichfett #waldorfsynthesizer #rikmarston
Waldorf Streichfett Lunar Eclipse 2019
Synthesizer Demo & Eclipse footage by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **TURN IT UP!!**

Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse 2019
with the beauty & magic of the Waldorf Streichfett!
-BTW where is the Waldorf STVC? I want it NOW!!!!

Recorded dry into Ableton LIVE with no other external FX

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Vintage Memorymogg Synthesizer

via this auction

Rare Technos Acxel In Store Demo at Perfect Circuit Tonight in Burbank / LA

via Perfect Circuit

"Join us TONIGHT for a in-store demo with the Technos Acxel! Come and see this rare #synthesizer from 1987. It was truly ahead of its time with its unique touch interface, resynthesizing capabilities and more! #synth #burbank #losangeles"

See the Technos label for all posts featuring the Acxel including some demos. The creator of the Acxel was planning a new Acxel 2 but it was canceled in 2011.

GEOSynths Sound Design Tutorials - Novation PEAK - Spiral Pad

Published on Mar 20, 2019 GEOSynths

"Here we create a 3 Oscillator Pad using a Triangle, Saw and Spiral Wavetable. Lots of Shape Modulation and LFO goodness."

Make Noise Patch From Scratch 3/20/2019

Started streaming 14 minutes ago MAKEN0ISE

Gotharman's LD3 - SPAZE Filters

Published on Mar 20, 2019

"I just love the Spaze filters..."

Modular percussion with DFAM, Avalon Bassline + A4 +TR09 +TB03

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Honeysmack

"Quick live jam on my small modular rig with focus on Moog DFAM. Support from Avalon Bassline, Analog Four, TR09 and TB03. Other modules in use include: ALM Akemie's Taiko, Mutable Instruments Plaits and Intellijel Plonk.

New album to be released later this year on Awesome Soundwave. Follow me for more details and other live electronica."

A Musical Introduction to Arturia MicroFreak #TSR19

Published on Mar 20, 2019 BoBeats

"Introduction to Arturia MicroFreak where we explore its sound and make a bunch of music.

My stuff
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:"

ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer (1978) *Fly By Night*

Published on Mar 20, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

ARP QUADRA - rare analog synthesizer from the year 1978

analog strings, arpeggio, bass synth: ARP QUADRA analog synthesizer
electric piano: Roland M-VS-1 Vintage Synth module playes with the Oberheim Xk masterkeyboard controller
All played live by hand, no MIDI

The Quadra is a four-section synthesizer consisting of a bass-synth (monophonic), poly-synth (full polyphonic), lead-synth (duophonic), and Solina like analog strings (full polyphonic)

The synth has included a awesome 12 stage phase shifter, dual portamento controls and fantastic arpeggiator.

used by: Genesis, Pink Floyd, New Order, Joe Zawinul, John Carpenter..."

Critter & Guitari - Chordelay for Organelle

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Critter & Guitari

"Author: Andrew Elmore

This is one of thirteen user-made patches we're showcasing! The Organelle is full of possibilities waiting to be explored and shared. Each patch in this series is a unique approach to an instrument or effect - the result of the contributor working with the Organelle to make their vision a reality! The icing of this musical cake is that the patches have been shared so others may explore and create! Thanks to all the creators making the Organelle more than we hoped it could be!

It's a harmonizer? It's a delay? It's a harmonized delay with independent time control for each harmonization! Use this effect to make every note a chord, an arpeggio, or just use it to add octaves to your sound. We demonstrated these possibilities with a Pocket Piano playing a simple sequence.

Download this patch here:"

Synclavier Digital Audio System with 2 Keyboards and Computer Interface

via this auction

"This is an extremely rare Synclavier Digital Audio System. This system belonged to Jim Johnston (Composer for the WWE) and was used in his recording studio. The Synclavier is completely functional and in very clean condition overall. This machine is interfaced using two Apple towers and monitoring screen. The Synclavier also includes an extensive sound library full of some of the best samples ever recorded of a large range of instruments, from orchestral, synthesizers, vocals, percussion and foley sounds. There are a few extra cables and rack panels that we are bundling into this lot as extra options for the next owner. Selling this at local pickup only. The purchaser can give this set up a complete test in person to see everything working."

Roland System 1-M Plug-Out Synthesizer Module w/ Custom Knobs, Sliders & White Faceplate

via this auction

"I intended to customize the system 1m to the white photo. I have the exact two layer overlay PDF and the set of 35 vintage knobs that were used in the system 1m I have depicted."

Jen SX-2000

via this auction

Moog Multimoog

via this auction

Roland TR-606 with Black Bag

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.


via this auction


via this auction

"Emu Emax II Rackmount Sampler/SE Synthesizer with 2MB RAM (Model 2213). 16 bit sampler (39kHz sample rate) with 16 track sequencing allows for Emulator, Drumulator, and SP-12 vibes on the cheap. This will read both EMAX II and EMAX disks. Boot disk is required and included. Recently serviced and all ins, outs, MIDI, SCSI, buttons, sliders, backlit screen, and floppy drive are in perfect working condition."

Vintage 80'S CASIO SK-1 32 Key Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"My cat came to look at it (pictured, looking at speaker), when I sampled his name and ran it in demo mode."

Morocco - MFB Tanzbar 2, Tascam Model 24, Akai MPC Live

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Cave Way

"short snippet of the middle of a new track. TB2 Bass voice + Akai Talkbox plugin = fun for all."

Modal SKULPT Cinematic Pad

Published on Mar 20, 2019

"SKULPT WEDNESDAY #3 - SKULPT sounding warm, silky and bathed in a soft delay - Cinematic Pad"

TB-303 and Drum Machine on SPICE and NU-TONE

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Plankton Electronics

SPICE is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter here.

Panoptigon Plays Orchestron Vibraphone Disc

Published on Mar 19, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the Orchestron Vibraphone disc played back at various manual pitch settings. The playback speed of the Panoptigon has a much wider range than a vintage Optigan or Orchestron. This demo features the onboard hall reverb and delay effects, with no additional processing. Also heard is the reverse mode."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Behringer Crave Vs Arturia MicroFreak #TSR19

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"I took the two newest and most interesting little synths I could find and compared them in my first video from the Thomann Synth Reactor. Behringer Crave analog monosynth and the Arturia digital Hybrid - which one floats your boat?"

Roland System 700

Published on Mar 19, 2019 MrFirechild

"A legendary Modular system from 1976. The Roland System 700 has a sound to die for and is one of the most sought after synth or modular on this planet. Only 30 complete systems were made, this is a smaller system but with all the most important modules. All sounds coming from the Roland sytem 700. Composed and produced by"

Simple Automated Tune.

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Resonant Anvil

Mos-lab modular system and Moogerfooger MuRF.
Mos-lab dual trigger delay.
Moon Modular 569 Quad Source.
Four-step sequence synced to a 64-step sequence.
Strymon Big Sky.

Moogfest 2019 Engineering Workshop Teaser Featuring New Vocoder?

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Join us at the Engineer Workshop during Moogfest 2019 and find your creative voice.

The Engineer Pass is your VIP ticket to Moogfest 2019 and reserves your spot in a special 2 day synth-building workshop. Under guidance from Moog Engineers, you’ll get hands on with analog electronics by building an unreleased Moog Synthesizer.

This year’s design (shown here patched into synthesizers from previous years’ Engineer Workshops) explores how electronic instruments create an analog of the human experience, speaking directly to the way in which physical circuits resonate within one’s self to create a 'Spectral Shift'...

For more info visit:"

Novation Peak | Ambient II

Published on Mar 19, 2019 r beny

"Spring is almost here. Winter is gone too soon. Apologies for the dust.

All sounds and effects from the Peak. Sequence from Arturia KeyStep into a Squarp Hermod (both off screen)."

Tall Dog uRings & uClouds SE With Make Noise Pressure Points

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We were pretty sure no one has ever posted this patch on YouTube before so we thought we would share it with you... Rings into Clouds... It sounds pretty awesome! We used the micro versions from Tall Dog Electronics in this video and triggered it with the Make Noise Pressure Points attached to a brains.

uRings is a physical modeling resonator that can have audio sent in or be pinged with a trigger. uClouds is a granular sampler, delay and reverb that can turn any input into a texture. Tall dog also make micro versions of Braids and Ornament and Crime modules.

Tall Dog modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Creamware Pro12 ASB

via this auction

Creamware minimax ASB

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog w/ Factory MIDI SN 2641

via this auction

"This Memorymoog is fully functional and in excellent condition. It includes factory MIDI and a new Heinz Weierhorst power supply.

The Memorymoog is a powerful vintage polyphonic synthesizer released in 1982. It features 6 voices, 3 VCO's per voice, Moog's signature 24 dB/oct lowpass VCF, and 100 patches of memory. It boasts flexible modulation routing with it's dedicated LFO that offers multiple waveforms, and selectable destinations including individual VCO's for pitch & pulsewidth, and filter cutoff. It also offers routing for Oscillator 3 for audio rate modulation or a second LFO."

Korg PolySix

via this auction

New GR-1 Firmware 2.0 Tutorial & 2019 Teaser

Tasty Chips GR-1 Teaser 2019 Published on Mar 19, 2019 Tasty Chips

"A new product teaser for our GR-1 granular synthesizer, featuring some lovely close-up shots."

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Tasty Chips

"Showcases some of the new firmware 2.0 features in detail, along with some of the older, yet deeper functions.

Some of our customers requested a tutorial video with a voice-over in a calm pace. So, here it is, along with some good looking close-up shots!

Covered are: firmware update, multi-timbrality, sample tuning, audition mode, recording aux lfo waveforms, scan loop and loop modes, and keyboard split basics."

via Tasty Chips

"The last 2 months we’ve been busy with a large rewrite of the GR-1 firmware. The new version 2.0 makes it multitimbral, and adds many new features and improvements. The new engine allows you to stack up to four patches, assign patches to MIDI channels and/or to play mode, record audio to one patch in real-time and play chords and solos with the others.

Get the upgrade, and the new manual, from our GR-1 downloads page. Credits and thanks to the beta testers who worked to quickly track down the bugs!

In a few weeks we’ll start a new video campaign on Youtube. Of course we’ll cover all the new features.

The GRC-1 MIDI controller is still in heavy development, and we hope to have the first model ready in autumn. As said before, the GRC-1 will offer hands-on controls for everything to do with multitimbral and more. The GR-1 at this moment only offers multitimbral controls via GUI menu’s and secondary button functions.

Production: at one point production was going so well we were almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Then problems with component stock and a mistake with PCB assembly hit us.. and now we’re delayed a week again. In any case, you can keep track of the progress in our GR-1 production schedule. We try to update it weekly."

Modal Electronics Interview: SKULPT & CRAFT SYNTH 2.0 #TTNM #TSR19

Premiere in progress. Started 16 minutes ago The Tuesday Night Machines

"At Thomann Synth Reactor 2019, Jackson from Modal Electronics and I talk about the people behind the products and the new and upcoming SKULPT and CRAFT 2.0 synths from the makers of the massive MPE synths Modal 002 and 008."

The Lizard is Fat!!!

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Key Magic Inc

The Lizard System by Vinicius Electrik.
Video by Fabio Fonseca for Key Magic, Inc. 2019

Thomann's Synth Reactor vlog#5 - Arturia MicroFreak #TSR19

Published on Mar 19, 2019 SynthMania

"Bryan of Arturia presents to us the features and sound of their brand new MicroFreak synthesizer #Thomann #Arturia"

KiNK: The Making of 'Five'

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Pioneer DJ

"Techno experimentalist KiNK walks us through how he made his track ‘Five’, which appeared on his 2017 album ‘Playground’, using our TORAIZ AS-1 mono synth. Watch as he builds up the track with a five-note sequence (which gave the track its name).Watch our Behind the Sounds video with KiNK here:"

Behind The Sounds: KiNK

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Pioneer DJ

"A DJ and producer that defines innovation: the all-conquering KiNK invites us into his home studio in Sofia, Bulgaria and takes us Behind The Sounds for an intimate conversation about his illustrious career, how his city inspires him, and why it’s important to keep the crowd happy."

Luke Neptune- Don't Turn Around

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Luke Neptune

"A song of fire and rain, teenage graffiti and synth bass solos.

Buy this track here"

Sequential Prophet-6 & OB-6.

Dave Smith OB-6 (demo song/sounds)

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Vintage Sounds

"All sounds creates with the Dave Smith OB6"

Follow-up to this post.

The Sounds of Parallels

Published on Mar 19, 2019 SoftubeStudios

✮ Product owner of all things synthesizer, Kroffe, plays through a number of Parallels presets to give you an idea of the flexibility and the sound quality it can provide ✮

Arturia Drumbrute Impact Tutorial - Punk style DIY

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Carl-Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"This punk style DIY Arturia Drumbrute Impact Tutorial shows you how I take apart and modify this analog drum machine. Spray paint and sticker bombing FTW.

You get to hear a handful of different beats made on the Impact playing with different drum machine effects pedals; Empress Effects ZOIA, Elektron Analog Heat, SOMA Lyra 8 FX, Strymon Big Sky and Timeline and Elektron Monomachine."

Dirge the Urge: Blck_Noir, Make Noise DPO, Poetic Vision Patch Cables

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Miles Briand

"Just got my @Poeticvisionpatchcables Looking stellar and distinct. Would be cool to have enough to make a full patch!
Playing around with a beefy bass sample coming from STS sampler, drums from Blck_Noir sequenced with Qu-Bit Rhythm, Make Noise DPO dual VCO + With FM and sometimes Sync going through XAOC Devices Belgrad with a stacked patch. Qu-Bit Mixology send to Mutable Instruments Clouds. Clocked with ALM Pamela's NEW Workout. Oscilloscope on Output from Belgrad"

New Retro Rider Expansion Pack for G8TOR Virtual Instrument

via 2Gether Audio

"In this preset expansion pack by veteran sound designer Adam Pietruszko, G8TOR’s synth and sequencing power are fully harnessed to create the sounds and eMotion of the ever-popular synthwave, retrowave and furturesynth music styles inspired by many 1980’s films, video games and music from Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, John Carpenter and others. 64 presets faithfully recreate the sonic spirit of this genre and still has something in here for all styles of music with its rich collection of basses, keys, risers, leads, brass, pads and effects. Also included are additional sequencer and arpeggiator patterns which give these sounds even more versatility.

A synthwave, retrowave and futuresynth set of sounds and sequencer-arpeggiator patterns

For use with G8TOR virtual instrument
64 new sounds, new arpeggiator and sequencer patterns
Produced by veteran sound designer Adam Pietruszko"

The Sp1200 EP by Deep88 & E-MU Drumulator audio clock slaved (no midi)

Published on Feb 27, 2019 deepeightyeight

"out 4th March

'This is an EP i have made entirely with the iconic Emu SP1200. i've bought it years ago and it was still relatively cheap, and i've been in love ever since.The real trick of this sampler is the easy and fun interface, added with the unique sound.This ep is a live jam recorded as separate tracks then mixed in logic.' Deep88"

E-MU Drumulator audio clock slaved (no midi)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 deepeightyeight

"you don't need midi kit to slave your drumulator, just a clock audio signal (super fast attack) played at 1/96 note"

Super Chill Ambient Music with my Thomann Wishlist Leftovers #TTNM #TSR19

Published on Mar 19, 2019
Music starts at 1:30 The Tuesday Night Machines

"At Thomann Synth Reactor 2019, I went through my Thomann online wish list and got the items that have been on it since forever from the Treppendorf warehouse. Music gear that I never bothered to order only to try it out. So without having time to read any manuals, here's a super relaxed ambient music jam with the following products:

- TC Electronic Ditto Looper *
- Mooer Ocean Machine *
- Roger Linn Linnstrument 128 (the small one) *
- Fun Generation LED Diamond Dome *
- Roli Seaboard 5D MPE iOS App


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:"

T.Raumschmiere & FucKETy BuCkEty - live at SUPERBOOTH18

Published on Mar 19, 2019 Superbooth Official

"We come to the conclusion that no words can describe what happened on stage during the concert of T.Raumschmiere & FucKETy BuCkEty. The only thing we know: It's a good thing they're performing again this year!

Many of us will probably never have the chance to own a Macbeth synthesizer - but we should all make sure to see him playing live, with one of his own instruments!"

FucKETy BuCkEty is Ken MacBeth.

Waldorf Q 256 Memory Card

via this auction

Moog Mother-32 Tabletop Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg PSS60 - Programmable Super Section - Drum, Bass & chord accompaniment

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

G-Storm Electro Transistor-82 Lo-Fi Analog Percussion Synthesizer Overview Demo

Published on Mar 19, 2019 gstormelectro

'Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

Today I am proud to introduce my Transistor-82:
a low tech analog percussion synthesizer Eurorack module.
It's been in the works over a year.
Circuit testing has been well...quite addictive!
First I explain the concept of Transistor-82 and how it came about.
Then take a quick tour of the front panel features/controls.
And close out with some audio demos.

0:00 Opening Demo
0:10 Intro, Development, and Lo-Fi Drum Brains
1:22 Opening Demo Continued
1:28 A Quick Tour of Transistor-82!
3:15 Audio Demos

Trigger shots coming from Varigate4.
CV modulations from S/H and Batumi LFOs.
Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no added effects."

Also see: Transistor-82 Lo-Fi Analog Percussion Synthesizer Test (in progress)

Roland VP 330 Vocoder Plus Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

1972 TRIADEX MUSE 1st Digital Synthesizer SN 00462-110

via this auction

"Here's a Very Uncommon, Original Triadex Muse. I had 11 of these at one point and they have just been gathering dust - time to let someone else enjoy it. This one is PROOF that MORE than 300 were produced - this has serial # 462 - see photos; I believe I have seen some #'d in the 500-600s and based on the ones offered for sale over the years - I'm guessing around 700 were produced, not 300, as Wiki estimates.... although many were not in perfect working order, so several were shipped back. This is being sold as NOT 100% perfectly functioning, for parts/restoration (probably an easy fix for a competent purveyor, which I am not). I have shipped others to collectors in Japan for restore and my fully functional units sold long ago. Also, most of these - even new in the box, had warped wood - they just weren't made from high quality materials... so the wood warped over the years. Due to the museum caliber rarity/collectability, I will not accept lowball offers on this relic, but with advance notice, it can be seen where I work, in Danvers, MA, during the day."

Modal Electronics 008

via this auction

"Modal Electronics 008 in excellent condition, not a scratch or blemish on it. I had the optional digital I/O, FX card installed and it sounds amazing."

PolySix & SOST

Published on Mar 19, 2019 fonitronik

"Running an organ patch through the Son Of Storm Tide flanger. Still no CVs applied."

Muezzin on Acid - Roland TRB 03 & TR 09 / Korg Volca FM & Mini KP 2s

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Tiny RobotZ

Roland TB 03
Roland TR 09
Korg Volca FM
Korg Mini KP 2s
Behringer Xenyx 1002USB

Monday, March 18, 2019

Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings Synthesizer Test with RE-101 Space Echo

Published on Mar 18, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings Synthesizer (Early Model)
+ Roland RE-101 Space Echo"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Critter & Guitari Organelle Digital Synth + micro SD

via this auction

"Tons of FREE patches and synth/sample/puredata patches available from C&G. Includes micro SD flash card. 9volt adapter not included"

See the seller's other items for more.

MFB Tanzmaus - analog drum machine SN 17774

via this auction

"Analog drumcomputer + 2 sample slots"

See the seller's other items for more.

MFB Dominion Club - analog synth + seq SN 17083

via this auction

* Club version of the outstanding Dominion 1 Synth
* two analogue VCOs and one Digital Wave with morphing waveforms
* two Suboscillators , Noise, XOR and Sync
* morphing analogue 24 dB Multimodefilter with Selfoscillation
* two morphing LFOs with „One Shot“ & Reset function, one mod wheel LFO, two ADSRs
*Arpeggiator, Realtime- and Step Sequencer with Motion Rec
* Midi CC controllable, Midi, USB and M-Bus Interface
* USB Host IN and Headphone Out

See the seller's other items for more.

Vermona Retroverb Lancet - Analog multimode filter w/LFO + real Spring Reverb

via this auction

"Vermona Retroverb Lancet - Analog multimode filter w/LFO + real Spring Reverb

Designed for various input levels - guitar, keyboard, mic."

See the seller's other items for more.

Future Retro Zillion - algorithmic generative MIDI sequencer

via this auction

"The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. The Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies.

The Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a zillion possibilities for you to discover.

There are 16 operating modes. These include Playback, Tempo, Swing, Direction, Loop, Transpose, Scale, Scale Program, Melody, Rhythm, Velocity, Theme, Shift Register, MIDI OUT, MIDI IN, and Sync."

See the seller's other items for more.

Philips PCM100 - FM seq/synth SN 020665 w/ Docs

Philips PMC100 (PMC 100) Synthesizer/composer

Published on Jul 4, 2010 Retroforum

via this auction

"Polyphony - 1 playable voice + 3 accompaniment voices
Two FM operators per voice
100 preset main waveforms, 15 preset accompaniment waveforms

Programmable sequencer
13 accompaniment rhythms, each with one of four accompaniment voice patterns
Demo song
Keyboard - 25-key membrane buttons
Memory - One internal sequence / cassette data storage"

See the seller's other items for more.

PAiA Gnome Micro-Synthesizer with Documentation

via this auction

"This is a real treasure and a great learning tool for synthesizers. This multi-voice synthesizer from the mid-1970s was built from a kit and worked when it was retired, though I can't promise it will now. It is solid-state, though, so why not? The schematics, procedure instructions, glossary, and setting/operating instructions are included so you can experiment away. Learn how the various electronics produce the sounds and learn how to control them. This is a nice, quality device.

The build instructions have been marked by the builder, so I won't claim this is mint."

See the seller's other items for some other vintage electronics.

Vintage 1974 Moog Minimoog Model D w/ CV Tracker

via this auction

"True Collectors Synth refurbished by the one and only Synthpro.

1974 Minimoog Model D with bonus CV Tracker."

Patch.CV Screening Event at Perfect Circuit This Saturday March 23, 2019 in LA

RSVP here

Date And Time

Sat, March 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
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Perfect Circuit
2405 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504

See this post for previously featured Patch.CV interviews here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Korg DW-8000 with Roland SH-101 and Boss DR-110 jamsession

Published on Mar 18, 2019 synthlegends

"First of all: sorry for the poor video quality. I had no sufficient available ligth today. In this small improvisation I triggered my SH-101 through my DR-110 and played also the DW-8000. For the synths I used the internal delay which I routed through my BOSS CE-2w and from there in stereo to my Strymon BIG SKY. So the Korg and the SH shared the same FX settings. The BOSS DR-110 got a bit EQ from Logic Pro X. Thats all. Thanks for watching!"

Multi-tracking a modular into a 4-track

Published on Mar 18, 2019 TheTechnobear

"so, this weeks AE modular challenge was X, the number 10... to celebrate it being the 10th challenge!

I decided that to meet this challenge, Id create 10 patches on the AE modular, so the track would be solely made on the AE modular.
Obviously, I needed to multi-track to do this, but decided to stay away from the computer...

Instead, I decided to use a Tascam 244, that I had bought and repaired a few months back,
and whilst Ive used it a bit before, I wanted to challenge myself with it....

... creating 10 tracks on a 4-track, seemed like a good idea at the time ;)

perhaps unsurprisingly, this turned out to be a bit more of a challenge than I expected!
the workflow was not that difficult, its a matter of just keeping track of which tracks are your 'masters',
and so which tracks you have to record on, and the Tascam 244's EQ is really useful!.

it all started ok...
Id create a patch, play it live, record it.
rinse and repeat,
when I ran out of tracks, Id usually bounce and record at the same time.

but about half way thru, it became apparent, with a 4-track you really need to have a plan :)

you are continually having to commit on things like levels and EQ (to free up tracks),
but I wasn't even sure where the track was heading or what the next patches (so sounds) might be.

... and even half way thru, I had a pretty dense track!

so next time, I'll defintely think it thru first, Ideally have some kind of 'timeline' in my head, so that there are spaces to slot new things in, to let the track breath a bit.

but it was a lot of fun, and I definitely learnt a few things along the way,

I look forward to giving it another ago some time soon :)"

Plankton Electronics SPICE - Modular Saturation Unit on Kickstarter

17 days to go on Kickstarter here. Currently at 52 backers with $17,810 pledged of the $47,608 goal. Some details from the campaign:


Rackable (38HP eurorack) modular desktop unit.

8 CV inputs with led level indicators.

6 main functions: Prefilter / Digital / Analog / Mixer / Envelope Follower / Feedback

Prefilter: High Pass and Low Pass filters to shape the sound before being processed. Both controlable via fader + CV input.

Digital: 12 bit Bit Crusher + Sample Rate reducer. Both controlable via potentiometer and CV inputs. It also offer an analog input control with led clip indicator and a low pass filter to smooth the output signal. All the code will be Open Source

Analog: 7 analog distortion circuits selectable with a rotary encoder + a sweet resonant state variable filter. Drive and Cutoff parameters are controlable via potentiometer and CV inputs. 2 of the circuits use the new Korg NU-TUBE.

1st LOOK at Waldorf's KYRA Synthesizer!

Published on Mar 16, 2019 PlugInGuru

"Look and listen to the not-yet available Waldorf KYRA - an amazing digital synthesizer that will be available mid 2019 and provide128 voices of polyphony (regardless of effects or OSC settings) from an incredible FGPA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) processor (a first for a synthesizer). Watch, listen and get on the waiting list to own one!"

This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

Behringer MS-101 on eBay

via this auction

Two for $329.99 each. Estimated delivery between Tue. Mar. 26 and Tue. Apr. 2. Go through eBay for the buyer protection on these to be safe. That said, it looks like these are going to be available soon. Be sure to check out the dealers on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH for stock.

We also have the full product description:

"Analog synthesizer with 32 full-size keys, 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneous waveforms, VCF, ADSR, 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator, and live performance kit

The 1980s and 90s spawned a new “wave” of synth performers including Devo, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, The Crystal Method and a host of others, all empowered by the sound of a simple strap-on instrument that let keyboardists steal the spotlight away from their guitar- wielding bandmates. An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, such as a 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator and live performance kit, the Behringer MS-101-RD Synthesizer lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its 32 semi-weighted full-size keys, pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneously-mixable waveforms, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the MS-101-RD is sure to become your favorite keyboard. Owning the MS-101-RD is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past – or make your imprint on the future!

True to the Original

Rare S3n0Я (Senor) - Dr. Ummod Roland TR-909 Eurorack Module

via this auction

"This is a very rare 6 voice Roland Tr-909 Eurorack module. There are only about 5+ of these that will ever be made and Señor is impossible to even contact so this is a true rarity. This module was made by Russian engineering mastermind S3n0Я (Senor) with the hats made by Ryk TheKreator. I bought this off happily for exactly what I am selling it for from Russian synth wizard Fedor Vetkalov.

Fedor uses synths with the like of Depeche Mode among others. This is what Fedor had to say about Senor's modules - "his modules are the most amazing and I heard all of them"

He loved this module and tested it against an authentic Tr-909 concluding "the ummod kick, snare are almost 100% identical to the 909 hats are different.

Custom drum-voice with kick (with updates), snare, clap, rimshot from 909 and dual "liquid hi-hats" from Ryk Thekreator with VCA & decay."

You can find previous posts featuring S3n0Я including demos here.

Nord Modular G2 w/ Original Box

via this auction

E-mu EMax II w/ New Display

via this auction

"This is an EMax II. Included is a 100mb Zip Disk, with 2-100mb Zip drives filled up with EMAX sounds. The original floppy works and has several OS disks as well as several blanks. I have also replaced the display with blue letters on a black ground, the old one was getting impossible to read. This thing is a beast thats why the shipping is so high. I will ship the keyboard in its original box, and the zip disks, dirive, and power supply in a separate box. Model 2212"

JoMox Xbase 09, Analog Drum Machine SN 9725-0237

via this auction

STS / Serge Complete Serge Modular System

via this auction

"Well here it is everything that could possibly be dreamed of in one compact package. This serge “school” system includes :

Critter M-Class Module
Creature M-Class Module
Quad Slope M-Class Module
SQP Sequencer / Programmer M-class Module

2x Deep Boats
2x Obelisk power distrubution
1x PSD power distribution
1x PS2 power supply with metal housing

1x custom 8u enclosure from Nice Racks"

Overcoming hedonic treadmill: discipline and a bit of black magic - modular in the cave 8 - eurorack

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Modular in the cave

"a little ambient jam in the Rivellino of san Giuseppe in Ustica (blockhouse of Saint joseph). Built in 1804 by the Borboni as a watch position for the Falconiera fortress that stands after it. It has been inhabitated by Vincenzo di bartolo, first man from the kingdom of the two sicilies to pass cape horn and reach sumatra to break the spice monopoly of the uk and holland. it has also been occupied by germans in the ww2."

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder 1

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Dimitrios Sismanis

"First go with the Angle Grinder. Through Natural Gate and Strymon Magneto. FM from Cs-L."

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder

Hardware Sessions #27 | Korg Volca Keys, Volca FM, Roland SE-02, JU-06, & Arturia Beatstep Pro

Published on Mar 18, 2019 littleBIGsynths

"Hey, guys! I know it's been a little while since my last upload, but I finally got around to some jamming. 😉 Here is a hardware session I through together using a couple of Volcas, some boutiques, and the Beatstep Pro to tie it all together. For this session, I have the Beatstep pro sequencing both boutiques and the Volca Sample. The entire jam was built off the JU-06 pattern along with some nice pads from the Volca Keys. I kept the bass sequence simple, brought in some drums using the Volca Sample, and then added a bit more movement to the jam using the Volca FM's arpeggiator.

Anyways, I really hope you all enjoy this video. As always, thank you SO much for watching, littleBIGsynths! 😁"

Waldorf Streichfett Beautiful Pads & Sweeps String Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#waldorfstreichfett #waldorfsynthesizer #rikmarston
Waldorf Streichfett Beautiful Pads & Sweeps
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **TURN IT UP!!**

I'm loving this Waldorf Streichfett!!!!!
I want MORE Waldorf!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-BTW where is the Waldorf STVC? I want it NOW!!!!

Recorded dry into Ableton LIVE with no other external FX

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Trying to create formants on two different synthesizers (Reface DX and Yamaha EX5)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"This week, I tried to create some vowels / formant sounds on the EX5 (with AWM2 synthesis) and the Reface DX (FM synthesis). Table of contents below!

0:00 Introduction
1:17 Frequency table
1:40 EX5: Initialising Sound
2:03 choosing a wave
2:33 band pass filter setup
3:51 Filter EG setup
4:30 LFO Setup
4:54 effects Setup
5:10 Reface DX: Initialising Sound
5:50 picking an algorithm
6:00 Operator setup
7:03 Operator 3 pitch EG setup
7:42 effects
8:17 Sound test: running through the frequency table
8:25 bla bla

Read it on Wikipedia:"


Published on Mar 18, 2019 ReBach

"In this demo the new CATCH NOISE.

The CATCH NOISE is supported in this demo by a CATCH VCF-A, CATCH ADSR-A and CATCH LFO-B. He can also be heard here without a filter."

Dave Smith OB-6

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Vintage Sounds

"First demo with some sounds I made with my new OB-6, all sounds create with OB-6."

Synthpop on the Novation Circuit

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A synthpop/synthwave jam on the Novation Circuit.
All of the sounds in this track are from the Delorean Dream pack by Yves Big City."

[Maurice Ravel] Le tombeau de Couperin: Fugue Transcription (vol.34) Akihiko Matsumoto

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Akihiko Matsumoto

Transcription Session Live Series by Akihiko Matsumoto (2019 - )

Concept : Akihiko Matsumoto
Operation : Akihiko Matsumoto
Programming : Akihiko Matsumoto
Sound Material : [Maurice Ravel] Le tombeau de Couperin: Fugue
Generative Software : Cycling '74 Max8
Binaural Decorder : IRCAM Spat
Audio I/O : RME Fireface UCX
MIDI Controller : Novation LAUNCH PAD XL
Camera : Sony a7RII(Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f1.8)

Original Max for Live Plugins

Softube Parallels Introduction & Overview Videos

Published on Mar 12, 2019 SoftubeStudios

Introducing Parallels – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 1/5 – Overview – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 2/5 – Sources – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 3/5 – Modulators – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 4/5 – Shapers – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 5/5 – Effects – Softube

"Parallels is a software instrument like no other; a beautiful, intuitive, single-page interface concealing a wealth of treasures within. Created by dreamers, controlled by you.

In short:

A plug-in soft-synth with dual wavescanning source sections
Almost a hundred high-quality pre-recorded multi-waveforms
Sonic progression within each waveform means near-infinite source-material
Two parallel sources means blended sounds, opening up exponentially more possibilities
Up to fourteen voices (seven per source when both sources are active)
Hundreds of expertly-created presets from world-leading synth artists, engineers, and sound-designers, including Brian Transeau a.k.a. BT, Richard Devine, Inhalt, and more.
Three analog-modeled filter types (state-variable, vactrol LPG, and resonant peaks)
Five sophisticated types of modulation source; LFO, random, Euclidian sequencer, step sequencer, and envelope
Five top-quality effects options; distortion, chorus, flanger, delay, and reverb
Inspirational, creative, and beautiful
Crucially, it always sounds amazing"

For use with VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX Native. ($149) $129

Previously posts

Softube Parallels: Factory Presets

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A few examples of Softube's Parallels artists presets that come bundled with the synth. There's some amazing stuff in there - ethereal pads, spacious ambience and industrial drones - loads of inspiration for new tracks.

There's no talking on this one - apparently, some people would rather not hear my voice :)

Take a look at my first look video for more info (and talking!)"

Softube Parallels

New Tiptop Audio MISO Multipurpose Utility Module Officially Announced

Tiptop Audio - MISO from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

via Tiptop Audio

"MISO is a multipurpose utility module, a laboratory for synthesizing control voltage signals and audio. MISO combines multiple CV tools into one module for making complex CV shapes at the output stage. The name comes from the the four main functions available: Mix, Invert, Scale, and Offset.

MISO’s 2 sections (1/2 IN and A/B IN) are identical. Each section has 2 inputs that can be used to Mix signals, Invert polarity/shape, Scale magnitude and Offset voltage. Each function can be used independently or simultaneously with the total shape summed to the mix output.

At the center of the module is another processor, an accurate smooth linear voltage-controlled crossfader that mixes equally between the outputs of the top and the bottom MISO sections. Feed the MISOs with envelopes, LFOs, Sequences to create new shapes and then crossfade them manually or with CV using the center section for even further complexity of shapes and animation of control signals. Crossfade between the waveforms of a VCO or audio samples with CV for more motion.

There are an endless number of ways to patch MISO with unexpected and inspiring results. MISO is the kind of module that gives modular synthesizers its incredible replay value, rewarding hours of creative explorations and its experimental and non-traditional mixing.

MISO offers a lot in a small comfortable module that matches Tiptop’s system look with clean white faceplate styling. A red/yellow indicator light next to each section makes it easy to see signals and visualize polarity.

Size: 10HP – Depth: 42mm
Power Consumption: +12V 55ma / -12V 55ma"

You can find additional demos previously posted here.

Mutable Instruments Clouds in VCV Rack (techno & ambient tricks)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"In this video I did exploration about famous Mutable Instruments Clouds module. I did it in VCV Rack and you can easily see every 11 tricks in detail.
"Clouds is a granular audio processor like no other.
Clouds is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures.
Grains of adjustable size, pitch and envelope, are extracted at controllable time offsets from the input signal. Grains are seeded randomly, periodically, or whenever the module receives a trigger.
The textures generated by Clouds are extremely thick, partly because of the large number of concurrent grains (up to 60), partly because of a built-in allpass diffuser and reverberator, smearing the shortest transient into a wash of noise - giving the illusion of an even larger number of simultaneous grains.
A list of things Clouds is not trying to be: a sample player, a slicer, a looper." - official page says."

Neutron Practicing Scales

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Paul Schilling

"And it gets a little out of hand. S&H sampling the triangle LFO and modulating the 2 VCOs"

TIPTOP AUDIO - Mix Invert Scale Offset - MISO

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Station 252

Daily Patch #4

MISO chanel 1 - Z4000

MISO channel 2 - z3000 (audio rate and LFO. controlled by the main sequence)

MISO channel A - Math (in cycle mode)

MISO channel B - TT LFO - (attenuverter output also patched into crossfader CV in)

MISO mix output is patched into frequency modulation input on Z2040 LP Filter

Sound source: 2x Z3000 (one is sync'd)
Sequencing: Circadian Rhythms, Z8000, QuantiZer, Trigger Riot, Doepfer Sequential Switch.
Drums: BD808, Tiptop ONE + Tiptop VCA

FX: Z-DSP (Room), Z-DSP (Delay)

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