Monday, January 21, 2019

Prophet X sounds by Everett Dudgeon Part 2

Published on Jan 21, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"Here are some sounds I've been working on with my Prophet X. Some patches are direct covers of movie themes but a lot of them are original sounds inspired by these flicks. No overdubs or mastering. Everything is played in real time or with the accompaniment of the onboard sequencer and arpeggiator.

There are some common influences in there like Big Trouble In Little China, The Blob and Children Of The Corn but there's also a lot of obscure ones like Robowar, Blood Beach and Aenigma.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019"

Prototype Dubreq Stylophone S2 SN 8P3G1P

via this auction

"This is a very rare pre-production version of an obscure, but amazing-sounding 2-VC0 analogue synthesizer that was handmade in very limited quantities in Hastings in the UK. There's no box, but has a downloaded manual and is in very good condition.

This prototype has the beautiful metal ends that were replaced on the production version by not so nice white thermo-moulded plastic. This means the end cheeks are not labelled on this machine, but the controls there are just CV; gate; tuning; volume; external input; and power input.

This may appeal more to a collector given its somewhat eccentric design, but capable of very raw and powerful sounds, particularly if you like Radiophonic-style music or vintage EMS-style sounds. See Cuckoo and Automatic Gainsay clips on Youtube for a good demonstration of what it can do.

The S2 can be played from its own Wasp-like keyboard (by hand or stylus, included) or controlled via CV/gate. I ran it with a Roland A-01 for MIDI control, but any standard MIDI-CV converter such as a Kenton would do the job."


via this auction

"Thunderous unit, plenty of tweakable knobs, midi controllable (in and thru), they only come with euro power buy uk adapter included as per pic.

Site blurb......

MBS-100 is a monophonic bass synthesizer inspired by synthesizers produced in the soviet era times while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It has 19 knobs, 3 switches and 4 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound and MIDI.

- Method of synthesis: Hybrid analog-digital synthesis
- Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO): Two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate). Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to Aelita, Polivoks synthesizers for example
- Octave ranges: 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2
- Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF): One fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters
- Envelope Generators (ADSR): Two
- Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA): One, fully analog distortion effect selection switch
- Low frequency oscillator (LFO): One with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF
- MIDI interface: MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni)
- Audio output: One mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack)
- Controls: 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators
- Case: Durable steel case with wooden cheeks
- 2 pin euro power supply included"

QU-Bit Chord + Z-DSP Valhalla

Published on Jan 21, 2019 insanic4

Custom Roland MKS-80 MPG-80

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Synth Love

"Few patches on my MKS 80 Custom ala Jupiter 8"

Custom orange vs. blue accents.

Update: pics via this auction

"I have here for saly my MKS80 + MPG80 Custom ala Jupiter 8 looks

This unit has new LCD ( blue backlight )

Extra Memory Cartridge M-64C

Owner Manual

100% working in mint condition ...was serviced in Ireland by John Henson in 2017"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with JASPER WIJNANDS

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Jasper Wijnands a.k.a Shook is an independent producer, composer and musician based in The Netherlands. Shook’s’ music is inspired by artists such as Air and Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 2013 Shook released his self-titled debut album and later released the synth-pop and jazz funk inspired Spectrum in 2014, from which Milestones was featured in the very first episode of Netflix series Better Call Saul. He has been commissioned to do remixes for artists Kimbra, Jamiroquai, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding and many others.

We chatted with Jasper on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Jordan Rudess plays the DSI Prophet X

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Jordan Rudess

"The Prophet X keyboard is an incredible keyboard instrument featuring a stunning sample set by 8Dio."

A Few More Icons for the Upcoming Elektron Machine

Second set of icons added to this post in via Soviet Space Child.

KiwiTechnics Introduces the KIWI-30 - Major Upgrade for the Roland MKS-30

via KiwiTechnics

"This is an upgrade for the Roland MKS-30 rack mount synth module. This upgrade will add full midi support, Arp and Sequencer and 1536 tones storage. The upgrade also adds a LCD display into the redundant cartridge slot.

The Kiwi-30 Upgrade features:

1536 Tones in 3 Sets of 512 can be stored and all can be edited. It is also possible to edit any Tone using the front panel, PG-200 or midi.

Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required.

MidiCC & Sysex support for parameters edits and Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump & Load. The Kiwi30 will support full midi control and editing in real time.

The Midi Through Port on the MKS-30 is converted to Midi Out so midi dumps can be made

Key Assign Modes are Poly Single, Poly Dual, Poly Triple, Unison & Solo

Each Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest)

Portamento in all modes

DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes. In addition there is a 'Analog Feel' parameter that add an adjustable small random frequency to each note. Detune is best used with Poly Dual, Poly Triple or Unison keying modes for greatest effect

Three independent envelope generators. These are traditional ADSR type. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3 and has an Inverted or Normal modes.

Three independent Low Frequency Oscillators with 6 waveforms each. Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1-3. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only. There is a forth LFO that is dedicated to the Chorus Mod

Korg Polysix - Benjamin LAZZARUS Meets Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Benjamin LAZZARUS

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Korg Polysix (Analog programmable synthesizer 1981)
Video: 'Close encounter of the third kind' - Steven Spielberg 1977"


Published on Jan 20, 2019 UFO LFO

The SP1 Eurorack Case – a modular 3D printed Eurorack Case

A 3D printed eurorack cases via Spiller Photo.

Torsten Spiller, the man behind the case will also make the STL files for 3D printers available for those that want to print their own: "A lot of work and effort during the last weeks to get this thing finalised. A fully modular 3D printed Eurorack case. I will also share STL files for 3D printers soon that the modules can be either bought through my online shop or stl files downloaded from my webpage. I will also share STL files for 3D printers soon that the modules can be either bought through my online shop or stl files downloaded from my webpage."

Details via Spiller Photo:

"Why be limited to modules when it comes to a flexible modular system? Why not also to be flexible with the casing? The SP1 growths with your needs. From the small to-go modular drum synthesiser setup up to the fully fledged modular home system…or even combine a stationary system with a mobile system. The SP1 can be extended vertical as well as horizontal.

Features of the SP1 Eurorack Modular Case

Flexible modular case design
3D printed and use of standard Eurorack thread profiles
Horizontal Extendable
Vertical Extendable
Build in cable shaft on the back (shaft is accessible with the modules SP1H10CC or SP1 H10DCC)
Light Weight
Good Cost/Performance Ratio
Horizontal or angled desktop position*
70mm module depth
Current available SP1 Eurorack case modules:

Tiptop Audio VCA - FX Send Automation

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Station 252

"User manual patch example #4"

Tiptop Audio VCA

Kohinageneraattori January 2019.

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Kohinageneraattori

Novation Circuit, Mono Station, TTSH, eurorack, Drumbrute & more.

Erogenous Tones RADAR Overview Videos by Learning Modular

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Learning Modular

"The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. It offers a large amount of control over the shape of the envelope, as well as options to combine envelopes together, including quad and octal 'LFO' modes.

These movies are part of the extended version of the Learning Modular online Eurorack Expansion course:

For even more information on the RADAR plus more, become a member of the Learning Modular Patreon tribe:"


1. Erogenous Tones RADAR 1/4: Overview (LMS EE)
This first movie provides an overview of what RADAR can do, in the context of taking a one-envelope voice and making it sound more interesting by using more envelopes:

00:00 overview
00:26 baseline patch: one EG
01:31 patching an external VCA
01:49 envelope 1: AR for VCA
02:54 envelope 2: AD for wavefolder
03:44 setting envelop level with BLiP expander
04:38 envelopes 3 & 4: two envelopes combined for VCF
07:44 envelope 5: FM depth
09:39 converting envelope 5 to an LFO
10:44 summary
In this movie, I focus on the options available to tweak how each channel responds, focusing on the envelope shape controls:

00:00 overview
00:34 Repeating, AR, and AD modes
01:27 Attack and Decay rates
01:42 status LED colors
02:27 envelope Shape controls
03:44 setting envelop level with BLiP expander
05:34 voltage control of mode
06:12 voltage control of shape
06:48 Analog versus Digital retriggering
08:01 voltage control of rate (BLiP required)
08:24 wrap-up
3. Erogenous Tones RADAR 3/4: Quadrature & Octature modes (LMS EE)
The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. It features quadrature and octature modes where sets of four or eight envelope channels are sequenced to create overlapping patterns:

00:00 overview
01:12 System Mode options (single quad, dual quad, octature)
01:46 quadrature mode explained
03:12 Speed control
04:28 Gravity control
05:24 Shape Delta control
07:09 dual quadrature and octature modes
4. Erogenous Tones RADAR 4/4: BLiP Expander (LMS EE)
The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. Its BLiP Radar Expander Module adds a number of capabilities, including presets, digital attenuators, inverting and “rolling” (folding) the envelopes, chaining them together, delay, and more. This movie covers the features I personally like:

00:00 overview
00:23 selecting and editing functions
00:52 D-Trig (don’t trigger selected channels)
01:55 Invert
02:33 E-Seq (envelope sequencing)
05:16 Delay
06:40 S-AD Swap (voltage control over envelope times)
09:17 Level
10:19 Roll (envelope voltage offset and wraparound)
11:41 Reset
11:52 Presets
12:36 and there’s more...

Erica Synths & Gamechanger Audio PLASMA DRIVE

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Erica Synths

"Plasma Drive is the Erica Fusion series module developed in collaboration with the high voltage distortion experts Gamechanger Audio."

"It's official. Plasma Drive is the Erica Fusion Series module developed in collaboration with Gamechanger Audio. Available from 20th of February 2019. Video demo out now!

Gamechanger Audio is a Latvian company committed to exploring the uncharted territories of music electronics and creating devices that provide real value while stretching the imagination of both musicians and engineers. In their Plasma Pedal they managed to combine Tesla coil with a lots of Rock and Roll and the result is one of the worlds heaviest sounds with plenty of unique features and the potential to become the new standard of distortion.

Similar as Plasma Pedal, Plasma Drive gives you a new and previously unexplored method of achieving signal clipping in 16HP. Instead of using LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the Plasma Drive boosts audio signal to 3000V and transforms it into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges in a xenon-filled tube. In essence – you are playing a lightning bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analogue audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with tons of unique character!

The eurorack module Plasma Drive brings sounds of the Plasma Pedal to the next level. As per eurorack standards we added CV control over distortion level and dry/wet mix, as well as octave up and 1 and 2 octaves down tracking oscillators that add even more harmonics to the original signal. Tracking oscillators can be switched on/off manually or via trigger signals. The Plasma Drive module is powered via conventional eurorack PSU ribbon cable and the power consumption is around 150mA.


o Unique distortion flavour

o CV control over distortion and dry/wet mix

o Assignable equalizer (pre- and post effect)

o 1 octave up & 1 and 2 octaved down tracking oscillators

Release date 20th of February 2019

Plasma Drive module will be exhibited @ NAMM Show 2019 within Gamechanger Audio,

booth 3347"

Meng Qi - Performance Demo 1

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Meng Qi
🎥 : YingTao 🍒

intersubjective speed and pitch

intersubjective speed and pitch from tehn on Vimeo.

"tactile control over granulated sound clips.

upcoming arc support for norns."

1991 Korg Wavestation A/D Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"This Korg Catalog contains information and picture’s of the Korg Wavestation series.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Korg collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This Korg Catalog has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

1984 Korg Superdrums/Percussion Catalog

via this auction

"This Korg Catalog contains information and picture’s of the Korg DDM-110 and DDM-220 Drum Machines.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Korg collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This Korg Catalog has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

1989 E-MU Emax II Brochure

via this auction

"This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/E-MU collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This E-MU Brochure has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

Yamaha TG77 FM AWM Synth Module SN JX01006

via this auction

"Yamaha TG77 FM AWM Synth Module Version of SY77 SY99. New LCD display backlight just installed."

ARP Solina Model 1 VS EKO Stradivarius

Published on Dec 25, 2018 Italian Vintage Stuff!

"Very first model ARP String Ensemble VS the rare EKO Stradivarius.
No effects added."

via this auction

"Very rare String Machine for sale, the iconic EKO Stradivarius. A collectors item in good condition considering it's age, lid included. Plays great, good key action, sliders are in good shape, no oxidation or double triggering. Tons of character and, with all the sections engaged, capable of a BIG sound! Six sections with individual volume controls for each section, making it versatile compared to many string machines from the same era. Variable Attack and decay controls. Quite similar to the very first Model Solina, the bass and cello sounds are spot on, while the other four sections are unique, again, see the video of this very machine on sale here. Much lighter in weight, with 16 kilos to the Solinas whopping 26."

EMS Pitch to Voltage Convertor

via this auction

"Triple slew limiter and random voltage generator don’t come with this sell.
Very good condition but there’s a little crack on the wood that was fixed ( you can see on the picture, on the back left side)
The module was serviced last summer."

Some SNs pictured:
5433 S
5295 P
5224 K ?

Buchla Multi-Mode Feedback Filters Model 13700 & Vedic Scapes Dynamic Resonant Filter Set Model 4020

Model 13700 via this auction

Update via Vedic Scapes: "This Module was not built by me but likely assembled by a customer who bought a kit version."

"Model 13700 Multi-Mode filters from the DIY Buchla module builder known as 'Vedic Scapes'. Clone of a filter design from Belgian synth manufacturer Lassence.

Bouncy, acid-y, self-resonant 24db filter on top and a rich growling 12db filter on the bottom. The bottom has a feedback knob which seems to inject sound between the two filters. Multiple attenuated audio and CV inputs on both.

This module has very solid construction and everything is in great shape.

This is the mk 1 version."

Update2: Some additional info via Vedic Scapes:

"Some of these module where sold in kits (Panel + PCB),the Lassence brand reffers only to the bottom filter electronics inside the module (its the same as the one in the now 'vintage' Lassence Ventury II) other then that there is no commercial relationship between the Lassence brand name owner and the manufacturing of the modules.

The Lassence Brand name credits the original designer.

The same filter has been used in the new 4020 module you can see here"

Model 4020 pic below.

Model 4020 via this auction, Vedic Scapes Reverb Shop

"Buchla Format Vedic Scapes Dynamic Resonant Filter Set Model 4020

For sell a new built Vedic Scapes Buchla format 'Dynamic Resonant Filter Set Model 4020' module.

New high density featured filters module ideal for compact Buchla performance systems.

This module has 3 filters in one package with three different sound flavors!
A must-have for any Buchla modular system!

1- A HM2040 (=SSM2040) LP filter
2- A SEM style 12db Multi-Mode filter
3 -A CEM3328 Based 24db LP filter

Features are:

1- A HM2040 (=SSM2040) LP filter
-Manual frequency and Q controls.
-3 external audio inputs with level controls.
-3 external cv inputs with level controls.
-Multi-Mode 'vari' out as audio input with level control and on/off switch.
-LP output jack.

2- A SEM style 12db Multi-Mode filter
-Manual frequency and Q controls.
-3 external audio inputs with level controls.
-2 external cv inputs with level controls.
-1 internal cv feedback with level control + source switch
-HP/BP/LP + Vari output on jack/banana with control knob.

3 -A CEM3328 Based 24db LP filter
-Manual frequency and Q controls.
-Q CV Banana jack input.
-Switch to select external audio source mix bus (2040/None/13700 (= Multi-Mode)).
-Vari out from Multi-Mode as audio input with level control (shared with 2040 input))
-CV control(s) selectable via jumper at the back; all 3 cv from 2040 (a,b,c) or only b.
-LP output jack.

(on request i can isolate only cv B routed to the 3328 filter,then the 2040 uses only A/C cv inputs.

You get the pictured module,will be packed very save for shipping."

Percussa Synthor System 8

via this auction

"Synthor System
Engine, remote, stand, 6 Wireless Pro AudioCubes, usb hub/charger and cables. Super powerful and cool performance synth. The Engine has a lot of DNA in common with the SSP. Can be controlled completely by the cubes or used as a Deep midi driven synth. Kick Ass piece of industrial design, and unique concept for synthesis. Got this for a collaborative project that fell apart (distance does not make the work grow faster). This has been sitting on my dining room table, unloved for months (and months). Have a new os upgrade and processor heatsink Bert sent me that has yet to be installed. New project and different horizons beckon."

Wiard 300 Modular Synth System

via this auction

"Nice, rare, early Wisconsin Audio Research & Design modules.
341 Classic VCO
321 Sequantizer
371 Wogglebug
361 Dual Mixolator
331 Dual Envelator
352 Borg Filters
311C Controller (Cary Grace)
Controller Aid/expander, module frame (Cary Grace)
Thedra, Jurgen Habile Living VCOs and a tie line module in shallow boat.
Power One 3 amp Supply and SKB rack/case.
Power cables and a pile of patch cords."

Buchla 208 synthesizer & zimm02 filter by Zerosum Inertia

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Ritchie DeCarlo

Force Tutorial Series – Hybrid DJing with force

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this workflow tutorial, we investigate Force’s potential as a live DJ performance tool. Also shown our friends Denon DJ's Prime Series DJ system."

Waldorf Microwave XT - Sounds 4

Published on Jan 21, 2019 waterdropmusic

"In this video first part I play in performance mode then 2 individual sounds in regular sound mode. I hope you enjoy some of my random melodies :)"

waterdropmusic Waldorf Microwave XT - Sounds

Making music for a painting with the Korg MS-20 and MS-10 synths

Published on Jan 21, 2019 once upon a synth

"I compose a song from scratch based on a painting. I'm using the Korg MS-20 and MS-10 synthesizers and this is more of an ambient track that fits the mood of the painting more. #art2music"

Nonlinearcircuits: Delay No More

Published on Jan 21, 2019 JAkoGreyshire

"Two PT2399 delay chips in series and four feedback loops! Well, this module can do some cool things to audio that is fed into it, but I get lost in it for hours with nothing in its input. So, here is an example of a few of the sonic possibilities.

-One module challenge- Nonlinearcircuits Delay No More"

How to Sync Korg Volca to Korg Ds-10 Tutorial

Published on Jan 21, 2019 ChrisLody

"Here's a viewer request video on how to sync Korg Ds10 running on a Nintendo DS into a Korg Volca. The process involves creating a panned click on Ds10 and playing all other audio from the Ds from the other channels. It's great for adding to your Volca set up as the synths in Ds10 are flexible enough to make all kinds of synth sounds to add layers to a Volca setup, including synthesised drums. Plus a second hand Ds can be picked up for peanuts at the moment. The game can also be picked up fairly cheaply so the total price is a lot cheaper than adding another Volca to your setup."

Loopseque 8 live scetch #3

Published on Jan 21, 2019 loopseque

"Late nite live"

Loopseque 8 live scetch

6X806 Noise Drum Synth for IOS in Beta Testing

Published on Jan 21, 2019 BEATS N BOBS

"Here is a quick capture of the upcoming app for Apple iPad and iPhone
This is a 6 channel Noise Drum Synth with various wave shaping features
Based on the cousin app design 2XB303
A modified internal engine but with familiar UI and controls
This allows you to get creative with drum synthesis and effects
Synced to your other Ableton Link apps and routing through Audio bus etc"

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric sound (Audio Unit)

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Igor Vasiliev

"With the special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE you can easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. Three separate sound generators in this application give you possibility to create complex sound scenes by mixing and moving them in a common sound space using a spatial mixer. No need to construct a new sound from the beginning. Just use the built-in library of unique and high-quality presets for sound generators.

- Three sound generators each work as individual synth with its own preset.
- The scene combines all generators and mixer to create complex sounds.
- Spatial mixer simulates the common sound space for generators.
- The ability to easily tune the key parameters of sound generators.
- Multifunctional sequencer / arpeggiator for each generator.
- Screen keyboard designed for continuous variations with sound.
- Assign MIDI controls to parameters of generators and mixer.
- Completely compatible with advanced version of SynthScaper.
- Import scenes with samples from advanced SynthScaper.
- Support Audio unit (AUv3), Inter-app audio, Audiobus and Ableton Link.
- Auto detect and assign controls of MIDI keyboards (only specific models)."

06-The Moog Opus 3- Part Six: Modulation

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the modulation section present on the analog polyphonic Moog Opus 3 synthesizer."

AutomaticGainsay Moog Opus 3


Published on Jan 21, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

These patches has been made for my #RolandSH01A. Carefully crafted for (my) Berlin School & Ambient (and not only) Electronic Music.
No EQ or compression. External reverb and delay (#BossRV6 & #BossDD7), to hear how it may sound on a mix."

Akai Force in Session

Force in Session – Shift K3Y – Rhythm of the Drum

Published on Jan 17, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this performance video, we hook up British DJ, producer, singer and songwriter Shift K3Y performing 'Rhythm of the Drum' using nothing but Force."

Force in Session – Just Blaze

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this video we hook up with American hip hop producer and DJ Just Blaze in NYC, discussing his thoughts on how Force revolutionizes his live performance workflow."

Force in Session

Stylophone GEN R-8 demo part 3/4

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Stylophone

"Stylophone GEN R-8 - the latest analog touch synthesizer from Dubreq."

Stylophone GEN R-8

Radiophonic One (x2)

Published on Jan 21, 2019 suitandtieguy

Sonic Lab: Teenage Engineering OP-Z

Published on Jan 21, 2019 sonicstate

"We have a look at the Teenage Engineering OP-Z, the tiny wireless 16 track synthesizer/sequencer. In the first part we take a look at the structure of the device.

Part 2 of our look at the Teenage Engineering OP-Z, where we look at the iOS app, video capabilities and the hardware."

Akai Force - Workout 1

Published on Jan 20, 2019 BBoy Tech Report

"For this demo Akai Force meets the elektron digitone and the moog grandmother. I used two channels of the digitone via midi. I recorded the moog grandmother bass parts direct to audio tracks. I then capture the two tracks of audio from the digitone to audio tracks. Also added the pads from one of the synth plugins from the Force. Added a vocal sample drum track / program that I recorded via the Force inputs. I Also have two cv tracks in the project but didn’t use them this go around. Here I did a quick performance of clip and scenes launching using the xyfx."

Akai Force

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Mad Soviet Prince - Novation Peak, Yamaha Montage

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Earmonkey Music

"So there were a few influences at work here. I really like how the Peak manages such a huge sound. Basses that cut. Pads that.... cut. It's all so fun. Also featured here is a drum kit from the Yamaha Montage. It never ceases to provide awesome, useful sounds. This reminds me of stuff we used to go dancing to in 1989. Oh, and don't smoke the reefer. It will turn you into a maniac."

"In this video the Peak is doing all the synth and the Montage is doing all the drums. There are really only three patches. One Peak pad, one Peak bass, and one Montage drum kit. My Montage was probably about 3x the cost of the Peak."

Synth Stuff Ep. 53 - Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08

Published on Jan 20, 2019 tritonrecordings

"When this came out, it was presented as a modern Prophet 5. And though it has essentially been replaced by the Prophet 6 and Rev 2, it's still worth considering if you want an analog poly synth with plenty of knobs. I just added a touch of reverb here and you may notice this video is a little shorter...I just don't love this thing. I find the Prophet 6 sounds way better to my ears. But again, if you don't already have a polysynth or two in your arsenal, it's worth considering since prices have come down."

Daft Punk | Rollin' & Scratchin' Synth Tutorial

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Alex Ball

"As requested by a dozen or more people, here's the Rollin' & Scratchin' synth tutorial.

Ideally you'd have a 1984 Juno-106, as it has fully implemented midi control, but I'm using the 1982 Juno-6 as that's what I have. The workaround is that I had to use the arpeggiator with external triggers for the opening bit of the video.

The other part of the sound is the Boss HM-2 "Heavy Metal" pedal. I'm using an original Japanese unit, but I imagine the later Taiwanese version will be almost identical. You could also try the MT-2 "Metal Zone" pedal too.

Thanks for watching."

Alex Ball Daft Punk

AK Drummer and M3 (Emthree) Pulsatron

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Italian Vintage Stuff!

AK Drummer

"AK drummer - A very simple analog drum machine, not much info online.No fills - no frills. Made in Korea, but which?

Pulsatron - amazing Italian, multi-effect manufactured by M3, or Emthree, from the early 80s.

On board:

Spring reverb
Presence with frequency control
Fuzz (!)
Graphic EQ
Phaser/vibrato/tremolo with depth and speed controls.

Instant garage /surf rock, cumbia, very 60's sounding."

Moog Grandmother Late Night Analog Tweaking Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jan 20, 2019 SynthgodXXX

"Moog Grandmother 'Late Night Analog Tweaking'
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!!**

Here is the Moog Grandmother hooked up to my legendary
ART Multi Verb LT once owned by famous musician / producer
Steve Schiff (Nana Hagen / Simple Minds) Hi Steve!!!! :)

I am using preset Delay setting L2 at 46%
The Moog Grandmother is 10000% AWESOME!!
If you have one or have played one you already know this!
I am loving this Moog synthesizer, it really gives me the TRUE
vintage MOOG sound & feel... so I always try to make a video
that has visuals... this is me late night tweaking, no other FX
used but the ART Multi Verb LT then into Ableton LIVE.

Thank you for watching!
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New Behringer Elka Synthex Cone in the Works

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"Look what we just added to our synth collection?

The Elka Synthex was developed by independent Italian designer Mario Maggi. Only 1850 units were ever produced by Italian company Elka between 1981 and 1985. Famous artists who used it include Jean-Michel Jarre and Stevie Wonder etc.

What an amazing sounding synth and master piece of engineering - we can't stop playing it :-)"

Moog Polymoog 203A Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"It has new LED's on the front panel."

Brand New, In The Box, Unopened, Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Korg Prologue: Pads (Stock Patches)

Published on Jan 20, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Get more familiar with the 500 presets the Korg Prologue has to offer. I love building patches as much as the next guy, but sometimes some instant inspiration is what's desperately needed. The Prologue makes it really easy to find a specific patch, or to find a patch based on the type of sound you are looking for.
These are the pads. My apologies for the repetitive playing and progressions-- still improving my chord-smarts.

This is the 16 voice version of the Korg Prologue, and the low frequency compressor is about half way. I probably should have turned that OFF.
(I definitely should have turned it off)

Also, experience the surreal beauty and the technological marvel that is the MR TUNA HOLO-DISPLAY 2000™ Virtual-Synthesizer-Holographic-Display System™ as it displays real time patch and sound information on it's informative Information Display™"

ContinuuCon 2019 Returns to Asheville, NC

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ContinuuCon

"The first ContinuuCon Haken Continuum Conference, held in Asheville in 2016, was a big success and a great start . The following year, we were back in Asheville, hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville. 2018 took things to the next level in Paris at IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music).

2019 brings ContinuuCon back to Asheville, again hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Music. more at"

New Links on Top of the Site

Just an FYI, I added new links on top, under the DSI banner above. Check them out.

#jamuary2019 Day 20 - Korg Minilogue and Monologue

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Today I decided to expand on yesterday's setup by way of adding the Minilogue's plucky younger cousin the Monologue to the party.

The Monologue is being used as a drum synth (I think I use it more for 'drums' than for anything else these days!) and the Minilogue is providing a pulsating pad. As with most of this years jamuary jams, the Zoom MS-CDR70 is on delay and reverb duty (and acting as a makeshift mixer)."

OP-Z Jamuary #20

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ahlstrominfo

NonLinear Labs’ C15 theC15pad [v-pmm]

Via Peter:

"This pad was originally programmed by Uwe Zahn for NonLinear Labs’ C15 synthesizer. I modified it a bit and thought the short demo might be of interest. I’ve used it also in a short video together with the MatrixBrute:"

280 SEL day tripping [MatrixBrute & C15]

Published on Jan 2, 2019 peter m mahr

"Idea, visualization and music - peter m. mahr"

Novation BASS STATION II (firmware 2.5) - Funeral for a Friend Intro

Published on Jan 20, 2019 MrCaliforniaD

"Here's the intro of Funeral for a Friend played on the new firmware 2.5 of the Novation BASS STATION II (monophonic / 2 voice paraphonic) Synthesizer.

I made use of the new "oscillator error" feature that basically simulates the sound of early synthesizers that were unstable at times.

Look. Nothing beats the original song. To think that this was recorded note by note on a ARP 2500 to create polyphony that early in the world of synthesizers just blows my mind.

I would like to point out that I don't work for or with Novation, but I am always a strong supporter of companies that keeps working on their products and offer you awesome upgrades without asking a dime from you. Some companies should take notes here."

Yamaha SY-1

Published on Jan 20, 2019 SyntheticMachines

"A handplayed Synth-Demo made with the Yamaha SY-1.
As always Multitrack + FX.
Drums: Sampled Roland TR-606"

New Elektron Update

See the second update here.

Buchla 248r MARF + Expander

via this auction

"The Marf was built by Boops with Alp siders and a beautiful HQ panel, and few months later I upgraded to the latest firmware.
It has always been working perfectly.
Thanks to the new firmware, pulses outs work even when the Marf is triggered to the start and stops ins.
Expander also works perfectly."

Cyndustries Gate Sequencer - Modcan A Format

via this auction

"Cyndustries Gate Sequencer. The LEDs were too bright for me so I put tape over them. The banana connectors are a bit corroded. I speculate that the previous owner kept this module in a humid environment. 100% working. US buyers in the Continental US only. No power cable or mounting screws included..."

Jomox T Resonator MkII w/ Original Packaging

via this auction

Folktek Magnetic Insectarium

via this auction

"Folktek Magnetic Insectarium Synthesizer

Discontinued, rare and very unpredictable instrument.

Type: Analog
Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
Oscillators: 2
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Micro
Modes: Mono
Magnetic Patches
Light Sensor
Case: Wood Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches, Modulation Pin Matrix
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Power: 4x AA Batteries (included)."

Fender/Rhodes Chroma Polaris SN 301104

via this auction

"Hidden gem and underdog of the 80s VCO polysynths, the Chroma Polaris is the last in the proud ARP lineage of fine synths.

This one has fresh membrane panels (installed late 2018) so will good-to-go for many years. This unit was professionally serviced, calibrated, by Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service in Oakland CA this year.

One of the first MIDI synths, it features the same CEM chips as famed Oberheim Xpander, which means awesome, crystalline and slightly metallic sound to the oscillators...which you'll never find in a soft synth or digital synth.

Radical features:
Semi-weighted keys
Multi-timbral mode
On-board sequencer
MIDI Sysex capable
Intel 80186 16-bit microprocessor (!)"

Roland VP9000 V-Synth VariPhrase Sampler w/ 32MB RAM; CF Reader and Card SN ZN85012

via this auction

"Very Good Condition Roland VP9000 VariPhrase Sampler
Max 32MB Ram installed
ZIP Drive replaced with Compact Flash Reader and 8GB Compact Flash Card
Factory ZIP Drive and ribbon cable included (should you wish to reinstall it)
Printed User Guide and Reference Manual
IEC Power Cable"

Access Virus TI V2 Keyboard Synthesizer Dark Star Limited Edition

via this auction

1992 Ensoniq SD1 Music Production Synthesizer SN SD-11413

via this auction

"Note the area right above the display is coming up a bit. Via this listing: "I have been the original owner of this amazing and very powerful synthesizer. I recently fully tested it and all the keys are responsive, all functions are working and it sounds beautifull. Shows some signs of wear but in overall still looks great considering it's age. The only issue i encountered was the Floppy Drive, i tried formatting a double density disk but it just gave me a message that says "disk is not formatted" I looked at the drive inside and its really dusty. I honestly dont have the time to clean or fix it. Aside from this everything else works great."

8 Voice Oberheim OB-Mx SN MX001072

via this auction

A few new pics. This OB-Mx was posted back in August. Same seller.

"Rare and classic analog-digital hybrid synth designed by Don Buchla.

Works perfectly! (Added photos showing it powered on)

Recently (about a month ago) refurbished by one of the best techs in SoCal (Montoya) and is in excellent electronic and cosmetic condition.

These are super hard to find with 8-12 voices, even harder to find in this condition."

Circuit bent Telly Tubby by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Jan 18, 2019 psychiceyeclix

via this auction

"Circuit bent by Psychiceyeclix - Pitch noise/bend Po's phrases down to dirty glitchy noise depths!!!
Rapid fire his phrase with loop push button. Now with evil LED eyes & jack socket.

Mods -
pitch / noise control,
loop switch,
1/4 inch jack out,
internal speaker still connected
takes 3 small batteries included"

3D Renders of Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Marc Weerts

No audio. Just thought these were kind of cool.

"A very simple test render of a model of my modular synth, based mainly on Doepfer modules with by Dreadbox. I normally like to fully 3d model my synths but in this case that was kind of over the top, as it would basically have involved modelling each module, switch, slider, LED as well as the cables and the screws attaching each module to the case. So in the end I decided to film the system in action and put that on a simple, square piece of geometry. The black case is a different object, but I wanted to see if I could get away with doing it that simple and as long as I don't turn the case too much, it all seems to be quite effective in fooling you that there's depth to it all."


Published on Jan 20, 2019 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

KORG MS-20 Fun with Pedals

Published on Jan 20, 2019 RicardoDiLago

"short vid of some new pedals with the mighty KORG MS-20."

Qu-Bit Nebulae, InSight lander and the Martian Winds

Published on Jan 20, 2019 The Mad Music Machine

"We were excited to add a Qu-Bit Nebulae to the Mad Music Machine, especially as it is powered by a Raspberry Pi and the Mad Music Machine began it's life as a small network of Raspberry Pis.

Our last Raspberry Pi project used our Astro Pi code (which ran on the International Space Station) to make music, so we thought we should follow up with another space-based project for this video.

We downloaded the raw 'Martian Winds' sounds from the NASA website and loaded them onto the Qu-Bit Nebulae. The Nebulae has independent control of (playback) speed and pitch which allowed us to bring the 'wind' sounds up more into the audible range.

We created an 'industrial' rhythm by using a 'sample and hold' LFO within Bitwig (via our Expert Sleepers ES8) matched to our Make Noise Tempi clock. This modulation signal was used to 'Freeze' the output of the Nebulae.

We also created wavetables for our E352 by loading the downloaded 'Martian Winds' into the Synthesis Technology WaveEdit program. We sequenced the E352 with our Make Noise René 2 to create the "Touchdown Confirmed" bass line / melody.

We loaded the NASA commentary of the landing into our 4MS Stereo Triggered Sample which was sequenced and synchronised with the rest of the patch using our Tip Top Circadian Rhythms.

All sounds within the patch were generated from the InSight mission with the exception of the Hexinverter Kick, Snare and Clap.

We recorded the audio using Bitwig Studio with our Nektar Panorama P6 controlling the Mixer.

And finally, following previous feedback, Caitlin's voice was recorded using a RØDE Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone.

We are aware the video focusing is not great in this video so that is the next thing we need to work on!"

Pin Electronics PORTABELLA two random voltage generator test

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Pin Electronics

Stylophone GEN R-8 demo part 2/4

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Stylophone

"Stylophone GEN R-8 - the latest analog touch synthesizer from Dubreq."

Korg Volca Keys 80's Style Synth Brass Lead Tutorial Synthwave

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ChrisLody

"A viewer request from '3D Hair', here's how to create an 80's style synthwave lead brass sound on the Korg Volca Keys. You can also download the patch sheet from here:"

Erica Synths -PICO VOICE with friends from Black Series

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
I have a small movie showing some sound from PICO VOICE - Erica Synths I also used here a few modules that can still be taken for almost half the price like Black Modulator, Black Quad VCA, Black VC EG, Black Hole DSP, Black Dual VCF, Black Stereo Mixer or Pico SWITCH which later I used for a moment as a switch to Mute for Pico Drums in which there is Kick and one sample.
here is just a small part of these sounds that are available in this module.
Also, it's worth adding with PICO VOICE itself the module features 8 sound generation algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chords, Wavetable, TB303 bassline emulation, PWM, Supersaw, Wavefold and Harmonic saturation, with three adjustable parameters per algorithm and CV control over one user defined parameter. Despite the small size, Pico Voice sounds bigger than it is."


Blinky lights. Great light show.

Panoptigon Plays KRAFTWERK's "Franz Schubert" on Vintage Vako Orchestron VIOLIN Disc

Published on Jan 19, 2019 optigandotcom

"This is a demo of the PANOPTIGON- the new Optigan/Orchestron disc playing instrument by Quilter Labs, developed in association with

Kraftwerk is undoubtedly the most famous user of the original Vako Orchestron, which can be heard on all their albums from the late 1970s. Most notable is their use of the VOCAL CHOIR disc, but they also made good use of the VIOLIN disc, heard on such tracks as 1977's "Franz Schubert." We painstakingly transcribed the two Orchestron tracks from the original recording and created a sequence in Cubase, which then played back the parts via MIDI into a Panoptigon loaded with a vintage VIOLIN disc just like Kraftwerk had. The left/right channel parts were then recorded in two seperate passes as audio back into cubase, and mixed with a soft synth plug-in recreating the repeating arpeggio pattern. A bit of reverb was added, but otherwise what you're hearing is the direct signal from the Panoptigon.

Please visit for more information about the availability of the Panoptigon, as well as remastered editions of all the original Orchestron disc titles that Kraftwerk used on their albums!"

XCELLERANT// Voyager XL, MS2000, Juno106, Squarp Pyramid

Published on Jan 19, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Got some new monitors! Can you hear how much better they sound? Yellow was kind of fun though. Just a quick one to make sure all systems go."

Qu-Bit Scanned VCO Eurorack oscillator demo

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"checking out the wild Qu-Bit scanned VCO ..."

New Elektron Machine Teaser

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Elektron

"New minute. New machine. This is just #..."

Update: swapped out the Instagram embed with the larger YouTube video.

This one was in via Soviet Space Child.

Screen capture below showing Cymbols, HiHats, Clap, Bass, Filter Cutoff, and various symbols and values.

Update2: via Soviet Space Child, via reddit:

"New Elektron machine graphics from teaser"

And some guesses:

Disk (save)
Infinity (loop?)
Interconnected rings (connecting loops -> "song" mode?)
3D box (room/reverb?)
saw wave
tire track/nazi runes (hopefully the former)
A twisted box (convolution reverb?)
Wrench+waveform (configure waveform)
Circles multiplying (something with subdivisions? stereo delay with feedback?)
Growing/shrinking circles (no idea)
Pencil+tuning fork (custom tunings)
Circle + circle&blackcircle (I get a feeling it has something to do with rhythm?)
tab or sideways start/stop marker
back and forth arrows (looping back and forth feature?)
forward forward arrows (trigger sample and repeat maybe?)
curved up arrow and bars (fade in?)
>>>> forward/tire tracks (fast forward?)

19-28 are self-explanatory words
+24 (sample pitch)
127 is the maximum midi value, could represent anything.

Maybe the filled out circles have to do with morphing something? and the empty ones mean something related to that?

EDIT: What if it has something to do with granular synthesis!!! The dots could represent grains!"

"im hoping granular. looks like it might be 6 voices comprised of 2 oscillators one based on a 'machine' and the other on a sample layer. Each machine probably has its own type of resonator attached to it to mimic the physics of the percussion instruments they're representing."

Update: a few more icons. Top six rows.

Behringer Vocoder VC340, MS-101, & Odyssey Collage Pics - Ready to Ship?

New pics added to this post, including some box shots which implies they are getting ready to ship.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Triangle Pop

"Just an Optotronic Triangle synth and a Bastl Softpop conjoined in an audio tryst with a bit of H9 reverb

Drone from the Softpop, kick and craziness from the Triangle, single tracked

Enjoy, a good subwoofer or good headphones recommended for this and its not recommended if you are trying to calm down. Pretty dark and chaotic


Behringer RD-808, RD-909, VC340, MS-101, & Odyssey Pics

Spotted and in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: new pics for the VC340, MS-101, and Odyssey added below. You can see some box shots in these new ones as well. It looks like they are ready for shipping.


Published on Jan 19, 2019 100 Things I Do

"This is one of my most fave tricks. Put a synth or sampler in a loop and just keep adding sound and complexity. Voice limitations and multi triggering of samples can sometimes create some very interesting outcomes :D

If anyone is interested in a video of a teardown and refurb of the ASR-X please let me know! :D"

Analogue Solutions Station Step Sequencer System SN 5135

via this auction

"This is a limited numbered item. Currently sold out and only one selling online."

Roland D-50 Digital Linear Synthesizer Keyboard SN GA41057

via this auction

Yamaha CS-5

via this auction

Elektron Analog Four MKII 4-Voice Tabletop Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Bastl Cinnamon SVF Filter with Overdrive (LPF, BP, HPF)

via this auction

Posting for the pics. See the seller's other items for more.

"The Lifeforms Distro is an active audio and CV interchange with three independent sections for splitting and mixing. The outputs of each section are individually buffered and tuned to offer robust signal separation and unity gain pass-through.

The top two splitter sections create three identical, buffered copies of the incoming audio or CV signal. Perfect for pitch sensitive CV signals. The mix section offers both mixing and splitting with a two channel unity gain mixer and a set of individually buffered outputs. This section can be used as a two channel mixer, buffered signal splitter, or both."

Vintage Dr. Böhm Hobbyton Synthesizer Stylophone

via this auction

You can find a demo video from Retrosound posted back in 2007 here, and a flyer of one posted here back in 2008. This is only the third post ever on the site to feature the Hobbyton so this is pretty rare.

"Very Good Condition. Vintage and rare synthesizer stylophone made in Germany. Works with a 9V battery (not included)."

JOMOX - Sunsyn Os V2 SN 0044

via this auction

via the seller:

"I sell this beautyful machine,
incredible sound! One of Hans Zimmer's favourite.
Modern analog, built like a german tank!"


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