Friday, February 15, 2019

Sunya by Jim Alfredson Featuring the Prophet 12 Synthesizer

Alan Watts on the concept of sunya.

Prophet 12 synthesizer
Cubase 10

Rutt-Etra Style Vector Rescanning With LZX Eurorack Modules & Vectrex

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We used the LZX Visual Cortex, Navigator and Shapechanger to generate and manipulate scanline images that are displayed on a Vectrex monitor. Read our article about scanline manipulation for more information about how this works:

We used the LZX Escher Sketch as a control interface for the vectors. The sounds are generated in the eurorack case by a Rossum Assimil8or sampler for drums and a Harvestman Piston Honda MK3 for synthesizer sounds. A Strymon Magneto provides delay and reverb.

LZX modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 14 - 'End Credits' Synthwave on PO-20 Po-28 & Blofeld

Published on Feb 15, 2019 ChrisLody

"So here's a bit of chip tune inspired music on the Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade and PO-28 Robot, which are a match made in heaven in my opinion, joined eventually by a C64 style pwm lead sound on the Waldorf Blofeld. It has a really nice wavetable called Micro PWM which sounds like it must have been sampled from a SID chip to me as it's very close to the authentic sound of 8 bit hardware. The whole thing sounds like some sort of synthwave end credits to me."

Roland VP 03 vocoder jam with Volca Sample and SH 01A

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Ian R

"Sorry about the video angle, my tripod is out of commission for the moment.

Some noodling with the Roland VP 03. This is maybe my favorite of the boutiques, it's surprising how nice it can sound with a few effects- even with the cheap gooseneck mic. Also some bass from SH 01A and drums from Vocla sample. Reverb from the Zoom MS 70CDR. Hope the audio comes through well enough to enjoy.

I guess the song is called upside down, since those are the only lyrics. I'm no kind of songwriter or vocalist but maybe if I keep messing with this thing i'll need to start doing some lyric writing."

Casio Casiotone MT-400V Analog Synthesizer Keyboard With Speakers, Power Cord, & Case

via this auction

Roland Juno-6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vermona Synthesizer

via this auction

Malekko Manther Monophonic Analog Synthesizer and Sequencer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Teenage Engineering In-Store Event at Control Voltage Portland, Feb 19th

via Control Voltage

"Tuesday, February 19th, 2-4pm


Get some hands-on demo time with one of Sweden's most innovative synth design companies. TE will be in-store @ Control Voltage from 2-4pm with casual hands-on / plug 'n play demonstrations of their multimedia synthesizer & sequencer the OP-Z as well as the Pocket Operator 30 Series (Tonic, K.O! & Speak).... and they 'might' also give us a sneak peak & play on their newest instrument: the PO Modular 400."


Published on Feb 15, 2019 LESINDES

Complex session with WALDORF QUANTUM only. Starting with a fairly housy organ chord sound into very deep multilayered ambient atmospheres. Changing dimensions at a fingersnap. Unabridged."

Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

"6:00 following: Sorry for merzbowing your Speakers..."


Published on Feb 15, 2019 RazR

"Preprepared, preprogrammed and live played performance inspired by Infected Mushroom - Flamingo track (link below). Added a bit of EQ and multiband compression in postproduction. Audio has a bit of noise that became a bit louder after compression - have to buy new better audio wires...
Hope you enjoy!"

Spotted on


Published on Jan 21, 2019 RazR

"As said in the video - most of these are pobably well known, but I hope it could help someone anyway ;)
And sorry for my English - I write a lot, but speak way too less, can't listen to myself after working on this video ;)

Thanks for watching and have fun!
If you have your own tips or tricks - please, leave a comment! Shere the love to this awesome groovebox :)
Thanks to Novation! Big love!"

Discchord Launches New App Site

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Tim Webb

"After working on this for nearly a year I'm proud to announce AppKaiju is finally live! will help you find new apps (that you'll actually want) on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. It will even help you get the best deals on those apps! In this video I show off the features that will help you do that, and explain why you'd want to use AppKaiju instead of other sites like AppShopper."

Mutes - the First DivKid Eurorack Module

Published on Feb 15, 2019 DivKidVideo

We have a new (and familiar) maker in town. :) Congrats to DivKid! I added a new DivKid maker label to the site. Don't miss the interview with BoBeats further below.

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** So here we have it, the FIRST DivKid Eurorack module. It's been a long journey (and and on / off casual one to start with) since I first drew up a rough idea and panel design for this years back but this super simple, but highly effective little module (if I do say so myself) is finally released! Now I'm not a circuit designer or manufacturer, which is why this took some time. But more recently I worked with Befaco to bring this to life so I'm proud to say that although this is a DivKid module the PCBs say "powered by Befaco" on them. There's tonnes of potential ways to patch and make use of this and nothing will make me happier than to see the module living in peoples systems for a long time. This is available as a DIY kit or PCB/panel as well as assembled. Check the link below for more information.

**CORRECTION** This is available as a FULL DIY KIT or PCB/Panel combo not a partial kit as I say at the end of the video.

More information here -


00:00 unboxing, general teasing etc

00:59 Reveal and patch previews

01:33 Sponsor message, and feature run down

02:18 Adding mutes to mixers (inputs and outputs)

03:22 Dub style FX performance tricks

05:20 Muting, pinging and performing with CV modulation

06:54 Combing muting and "ping switching" of gates, audio, cascaded FX sends and modulation."

a REALLY USEFUL eurorack module + INTERVIEW with DIVKID

Published on Feb 15, 2019 BoBeats

TEST SERIES 4ms Dual Looping Delay Mutable Instruments Rings Eurorack Sound Design

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound design experiments with 4ms Dual Looping Delay and Mutable Instruments Rings.

The purpose of “TEST SERIES” is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

PARALLAX 21119 - Live and Improvised - Eurorack & Drums

Published on Jan 21, 2019 David L. Fankhauser • PARALLAX

"PARALLAX is my way of executing an improvisational style of music, taking influence from electronic syntax with the help of a modular synthesizer, then hybridising that with the sonic qualities of an acoustic drum set, in order to create something new and unexpected.

for the nerds:

EMS Vocoder System 2000 Vintage Analog Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog

via this auction

How to create a multi-layered pad sound with the Korg Minilogue XD – Producer's Guide

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"With an added customisable digital oscillator, enhanced effects and much more, Korg's updated Minilogue is set to be one of the most exciting synths of 2019. Here we show you how to use the new features to create a rich, multi-layered pad sound. Get loads more Minilogue XD tutorials and the full FM review with issue 341 of Future Music, out in print and digit formats now:"

ARP MODEL 2600 SYNTHESIZER demo after service and slider repairs

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"ARP 2600 recorded flat in stereo to cubase. Only a few seconds of added Eventide Timefactor delay towards the end. The 2600 is being sequenced from a Doepfer Darktime with the gate going through a custom made box which increases the gate voltage to +15 volts. The CV for pitch is going to the KBD CV out jack which then routes it to all three VCOs. The sliders on these have to be desoldered from the pcbs and opened up for gentle cleaning - a quick squirt of deoxit or similar from the front panel is NOT recommended and will make things worse."

'Alice In Asylum' jam#03 - the voice of Alice (3:47)

Published on Feb 15, 2019 techno comrade / seek sound

! 3:47
starring alice-1387 soviet analog synthesizer

Plankton Electronics Ants Patch #03 Arps & Waves

Published on Feb 15, 2019 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"All unnatural sounds come from the Plankton Electronics Ants. It is a constantly interrupted arpeggio patch with some white noise which comes and goes in waves, matching the sounds of the ocean.
In order to minimize time, I kept it simple this time. Just a patch and some footage from my favourite recreational place. Sorry if it`s all too cliché for you. I kinda like it.

Wave Replacement Synthesis Part 2

Published on Feb 15, 2019 artoftravelogue

artoftravelogue Wave Replacement Synthesis videos


P.S. I spy STG and modules.

Crumar Performer & Mod Duo

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

"Incredibile sound come from this mix of vintage a new gear. Italian Vintage Synth"

Analogue Ensemble - all Analogue Solutions

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Analogue Solutions

6X806 Noise Drum Synth Sequencer App for IOS

Published on Feb 15, 2019 BEATS N BOBS

"Very soon to be released. ETA February 18th ish
6 channel drum synth sequencer
These are some patterns that were made in about an hour."

Panoptigon plays Optigan Vox Humana Disc

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the rare vintage Optigan Vox Humana disc. The choir sound heard on this disc is the same as heard on the Orchestron Vocal Choir disc, famously used by Kraftwerk in the 70s. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect, with no additional processing."

Panoptigon plays Orchestron Vibraphone & Drehorgel Discs

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time layering two of our Orchestron discs- Vibraphone & Drehorgel. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect on the Vibraphone, with no additional processing."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kyma Drums: Step Sequencer & Synthesis Demonstration

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Frequency Manipulator

"Welcome to Kyma Drums:
7 Freshly Encapsulated Sounds for the Kyma Sound Design Platform. Kick, Snare, Hats/ Metal Work, Clap, Shaker, Wood Block, and a Cowbell. All synthesised from the basic Kyma Prototypes.

Inspired by the legends, this collection is flexible and punchy. These sounds are available on the Symbolic Sound Share.

I do have a sample set if you are interested in trying them out in your sampler of choice."

OB6/24-TET: "Geothria" (with score)

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Kris Lennox

"One of my 24-TET pieces. I posted this a while back, but not with the score. The work is tetradecatonic (14-note scale). Each line/space on the score = one quarter tone. The note sitting below the first line = root (i.e the lines are a floating/relativistic system, as opposed to a fixed-pitch system).

If the ear isn't familiar with 24-TET, it can sound very wrong.

Personally, I love it. The harmonies are impossible to achieve within our 12-tone system. They haven't (yet) been codified to emotion (e.g 'major = happy'). This can yield an interesting experience for the listener, as the cultural harmonic associations with emotions doesn't yet exist.

Something that may be of interest: pitch perception in sensorially-deprived environments. About a decade ago I worked on some research RE the effects of sensory deprivation on pitch perception, with this leading into something called Faulty Source Monitoring. When deprived of sensory stimulation, the mind can fill in the blanks and create its own perceptions. People can, if deprived of sound, hallucinate sound. Of course, there is the problem of the placebo effect i.e if the idea is suggested to someone beforehand, they are likely to claim they imagined sound.

Where it gets interesting is: source-monitoring errors aren't always 12-tone. Where it gets really interesting is: what if we don't dream in 12-tone (or a harmonic system other than 12-tone)....

The plan over the next few weeks is to upload maybe some other 24-TET works, plus some more works illustrating polytemporality/phasing (I'll put up a video over the weekend with the E-RM Midiclock).



Published on Feb 14, 2019 flameampere

Previews of the upcoming Synthesizer MÄANDER from Flame
4-voice Wavetable Synth including 12 channel analog filter bank

FLAME MÄANDER unisono envelopes
FLAME MÄANDER chord filter sequencing
FLAME MÄANDER raga with voice effect wavetables

Mindburner MIDI to DINSYNC converter

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Mindburner

"A demo of my DINSYNC device.

24PPQN for Roland and others.
Sync a TB303/TR6060 to MIDI clock
Either from a DAW or hardware sequencer
Other clock outputs, e.g 48PPQN for Korg available on circuit board pads
available with top cover"


Got MIDI gear and Roland DINSYNC kit?
Or need a device that outputs multiple clock rates?
Then this device will help.
Also has a built in MIDI Thru, to pass incoming MIDI data to other synths / modules

What does it do?
It outputs standard 24PPQN and start/stop signals. Has MIDI IN, OUT and DINSYNC OUT
Also pads for 1,2,4,8 and 48 PPQN (used on some old Korg drum machines)

How is it powered?
Comes with 2.1 to USB lead included to power from USB source (0.75m L)
Can also use pretty much any 5-7v DC 'wallwart' type power transformer. With a 2.1 mm female plug. Positive on the Tip of the plug.
Please note...There is no power adapter supplied as standard with this unit.

How to Wieheister by Syntherjack & eightball

Published on Feb 14, 2019 eightball

See the syntherjack label below for more.

New Pic of Thomas Lehn's Stolen EMS SYNTHI

New pic in via Constantin, sent his way via Thomas Lehn. This is a follow-up to this post. The serial number is 45629.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 // Is Really Worth it?

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"New batch of OP-1 announced from the cool cats of Teenage Engineering, and surprise...They raise the the price in some hundreds... [announced here] So is time to ask yourself...Is really worth it for that price?
I was a happy owner of one of the first batch of this machine and here are my thoughts"

New SPICE Saturator Unit from Plankton Electronics Coming to Kickstarter

"SPICE is a saturator unit capable of a huge variety of sounds and colors. From a subtle high frequency enchance to a hardcore fuzz with feedback.

.Standalone and eurorack.

.6 main functions: 1. Pre filter with high and low pass filters; 2. Digital section with bit distortion and sample rate reduction; 3. Analog section with 7 analog circuits + a 3 state variable filter with resonance; 4. Mixer with dry / wet controls; 5. Envelope follower; 6. Feedback section with 3 independent feedback chanels.

.Use of a Nu-tube in 2 of the analog circuits.

.All the functions (minus the feedback section) are accessible independently from each other via de I/O section.

.8 CV inputs. All the 8 parameters have a led to show the current state (the Bit Rate part has a 7 segment display). This way you can hear and see how the voltages are affeting the different functions.

.Available soon via Kickstarter. Demos to come, stay tunned!


SUPERBOOTH19 - Trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments and electronic music

First announcements for the program of the international trade fair for electronic musical instruments

Besides the 250 exhibitors from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH19 offers more than 30 concerts and workshops every day. International artists from all genres of electronic music will be present in the three-day program accompanying the trade fair.

Daniel Miller (Mute Records) will play the full version of his modular live set, Robert Lippok (Raster-Media) will be there, as will Scottish musician and instrument maker Ken Macbeth together with T.Raumschmiere (Shitkatapult). Caterina Barbieri plays a Gesprächskonzert for Frap Tools. Christian Vogel, Barbara Morgenstern, Lucid Grain, CYRK, Kebu, Kypski, Tilted Circle, POND – the keyboard electronics classic of the GDR – and more will be playing on the many stages at SUPERBOOTH19. The winners of Ick mach Welle, a music project that enables

SUPERBOOTH19 - Trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments and electronic music
people with disabilities to play electronic music, are also represented in the program of SUPERBOOTH19.
Saturday at SUPERBOOTH19 will be dedicated to education and thus reflects the tradition of the event space FEZ Berlin. The workshops on Modular Synthesizers and DIY offered especially for pupils and students make Saturday particularly attractive for young people. That applies in particular, because of the special pricing for educational institutions, which can apply for strongly discounted ticket contingents (see below). But also for all other guests there are different educational opportunities in the program on all days of the event.

Although the event offers a daily program until 11 pm, there are still several official aftershow-events to celebrate the rest of the night. The C-Base as a publicly accessible and official venue is complemented by three company events in the OHM-Club - for both locations there is currently a program with a lot of live music in the making. C-Base and OHM can be reached very comfortably with the regular boat shuttle.

The free shuttle service runs several times a day between FEZ and Mitte and ensures a relaxed journey to SUPERBOOTH19 and also back to Mitte. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, talk shop or enjoy the unusual perspective of Berlin.

Visitors with a trade visitor ticket can enter the fair at 10 am. All other guests can buy full-day tickets, which are valid from 1 pm to midnight and will give you access to the C-Base for the after-show events. If you only want to see the evening program, you can buy tickets from March onwards which allow admission from 6 pm. Children and young people up to the age of 16 can attend the event free of charge.

Tickets for SUPERBOOTH19 are for sale until 08 May

Whale praying for Human Extinction - Jamming with the Moog Mother32, Korg Volca FM and Modular

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"An electronic jam improvisation with the Moog Mother32, Korg Volca FM and Modular."

Analogue Solutions Generator Jamming Live

Published on Feb 14, 2019 rezfilter

"Here's a quick capture of the Analogue Solutions Generator in a live studio (modular) environment -- got some 2600 kicks, nyborg-12 snare, concussor drums and the AS Generator doing their thing(s).

I'm going to be adding more videos soon with better audio, so watch this space. Phone recording for now!

Generator is a great performance tool and is a lot of fun for creating new patterns, beats, and rhythms (on the fly) in your tracks."

Moog (Custom Engineering) Dual VCO + interface kit for Minimoog Model D

via this auction

"Rare Moog (Custom Engineering) Dual VCO rack mount synthesizer with a new interface kit for the vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer (with newer OSC boards).

Each oscillator has four waveforms: sine (!), sawtooth, triangle, and rectangular pulse waveform. The octave switch range is 32' to 2' plus low setting approx. 5 octaves below '32.

A very cool feature is that you can sync the oscillators. The sync switch locks oscillator 2 to 1.

The manual for installation of the interface kit is included."

Ensoniq Zr-76

via this auction

"Pretty clean Zr-76 a few scratches here and A little knock on the front (pictured) but nothing major and looks good for it’s age! Has the perfect piano expansion and 2 floppy’s with a few extra sounds
Everything works as it should it was service a few months ago by theSoniq himself! And is in perfect working order! And the keys feel amazing!"

Vintage Star Instruments Synare PS-3X Analogue Drum Snare Synth

via this auction

"Synare S3X analogue drum synth. This Synare is in excellent shape. No scratchy pots, everything works perfectly.
Includes a power supply AND Ludwig drum mount (not shown)."

Korg MS-10 Synthesizer SN 130010 with Custom Road Case

via this auction

"The Monophonic MS-10 from Korg was released in 1978 featuring a 32 key keyboard offering a semi-modular interface. A nice feature of the MS-10 was you could get basic synthesizer sounds without patch cables but you can take your sound exploration further by re-routing some of it's modules.

The MS-10 has a simplified interface while offering more within it's semi-modular design. It has just one envelope, one LFO, one Filter, and one Pitch Wheel with a solid case and sturdy keybed."

Maxi-Korg 800DV in Near - MINT Condition

via this auction

"In near mint condition. The unit has some very minor cosmetic wear and very minor damage on the side wood but in fantastic cosmetic shape. Please see pictures for more details. All keys, sliders, knobs and switches working very well.

Below is the details of servicing:

-all electrolytic capacitors are replaced
-all sliders and potentiometers are cleaned and refurbished
-rotary switches was refurbished too
-keyboard was cleaned

The voltage for this item is 100V. If you use this item in countries where the voltage is more than 100V such as 200 – 240V, the item will be broken unless you use a proper transformer."

MFB Dominion X SED Analog Synth SN 14228

via this auction

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is Back at $1299

No new features. It used to go for $799, but the new price should at least help curb prices on Reverb, eBay, and Amazon.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Send Effects)

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Red Means Recording

"Hi it's a series of videos covering the various functions of the Teenage Engineering OP-Z."

Red Means Recording Teenage Engineering OP-Z videos

AJH Synth VCO Mini MOD & Gemini 2412 SEM filter unboxing and first sound

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today we have a small video from unpacking with sound from two modules from AJHSynth .
Vintage Transistor core VCO- Mini MOD(Vintage Transistor Core VCO) is an introduction to getting an early Moog sound from before 45 years, the second is a dual filter based on the classic and legendary SEM filter, the curiosity is that there has never been a SEM 24 db filter, but the Gemini 2412 AJH filter has features on 12/24db that's where its name comes from.
Both modules complement each other and create a great, amazing sound that you can initially hear in this video. soon a new demos."

Modular Synth Session 124

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Morpheus - Curtis Filter
Synth2: General CV
Bass1: Piston Honda mk3 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Bass2: Disting mk4 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One
Noise2: Plaits - Morpheus
Noise3: benjolin - wogglebug - MATHS - Manis Iteritas
Noise4: wogglebug - MATHS - benjolin - Geiger Counter

Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL, ROLI BLOCKS Lightpad M
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8
Camera: Sony a7RII

Wave Replacement Synthesis

Published on Feb 14, 2019 artoftravelogue

"This video describes a powerful form of analog synthesis that can be used as a building block for complex and interesting sounds. Forget the confines of subtractive, FM, additive, east coast, west coast, and all the other terms that have been keeping us in the 1970's. Explore a Wave Replacement patch and you will find a whole new palette of sonic possibilities. This presentation is similar to the one that I gave at Knobcon. I also have several blog posts about this."

MAXI-KORG 800DV Analog Synthesizer (1975) Two Synths in One (no external fx)

Published on Feb 13, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: KORG MAXI-KORG 800DV Dual Channel Analog Synthesizer from the year 1975

recording: one track
fx: no fx or processing"

minilogue xd: First look with Kabuki (part 1)

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Korg

"D&B producer / DJ / Lecturer in sound synthesis at the Abbey Road Institute, Jan Hennig (aka. Kabuki) explores the new minilogue xd!"

LOADING CUSTOM SOUNDS on the Elektron Model:Samples

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Daniel Kastner

"Buy me an espresso or my cats some treats? Thanks! I'll mention you in the next video.

Elektron Transfer download link:

I picked up the Elektron Model:Samples and I'm completely blown away. Here are some things you should know about loading samples if you are thinking about scooping one. Thanks!

Signal chain:
Elektron Model:Samples
Peavey Classic VTX"

And the previous video:

I'M BACK - Elektron Model:Samples THINGS you should know

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Barack Obama Follows MATRIXSYNTH!

Of course he does! This is real and not photoshopped BTW, I grabbed the screens off of Twitter. :)

Resynator Documentary Coming to Kickstarter

Published on Nov 14, 2018 Alison Tavel

There have only been two previous posts featuring the Musico Resynator below here. Alison Tavel wrote in to let me know she is working on a documentary on the Resynator which was actually created by her father, Don Tavel. The trailer for the film is above. You might recognize a few people. :) The Kickstarter campaign for the film launches in six days. It's looking to be a great documentary.

Radikal Technologies Delta CEP Set to Ship Next Week

DeltaRND Seq Published on Feb 13, 2019 Jörg Schaaf

"The Delta CEP A's LFO can trigger the ADSR envelope.That works even, when the LFO is set to. Each Random Voltage step will simultaneously create a gate signal. Just hold SHIFT and turn the ADSR section decay knob for a LFO-ADSR Assignment. The shift & decay combination will control the gate time of the LFO ADSR sync signal..

The RND signal is fed into the 1V/OCT input of the Delta's swarm oscillator and the swarm oscillators pitch quantizer is set to a major pentatonic scale.

The sequence starts with a single pitch because the LFO depth is set to 0.

I am using the EFFEXX effect module for modulated delay effects, phasing, reverb and filtering simultaneously in a serial configuration. I used the TAP function of the EFFEXX module to synchronize the delay effects. You can watch me adjusting the delay time after cranking up the LFO speed...

And last, but not least. I have good news. The first Delta CEP As will ship next week. So, the waiting time is over finally. I am very satisfied with our development efforts. Thank you guys for the patience. I hope, you will enjoy the result of our creation."

Steiner-Parker Synthacon Minus Keys

via this auction

"Extremely rare "Keyboardless" module edition of the Steiner Synthacon. It has numerous entry points for external control (+TR and VC 2 would be your standard gate/cv jacks but there is also voltage control over the VCA and VCF, VC 1 for S&H, etc). The synth has been recapped, power supply regulators have been replaced and the switches have been cleaned to get this synth into fine, functioning state. All three VCOs have an insane range (about 17 octaves) so they can go from super-slow LFO territory all the way beyond the range of human hearing. This very well could be the only Synthacon in this form in existence; an undeniable jewel and overall ridiculously rich-sounding synthesizer."

Malekko Manther

via this auction

"The Manther is a super nice desktop analog synth and sequencer with lots of features and a great heavy sound. It is inspired by the Roland SH-101 but expands it quite a bit. There is a built in delay, 1/8" patch points, added triangle wave in the oscillator, and added rising or falling saw to the LFO section.

The Manther has a great compact but comfortable form factor and is well built. This unit is in great condition and includes the original box and power supply."

Analogue Solutions Red Square

via this auction

"The Red Square is a semi modular monophonic analog rack mount synth with 1/4" patch points. There are two heavy sounding oscillators, LPF, two envelopes, LFO, sample & hold, and some other built in utilities. There is normalling but the synth really encourages patching with things like the second oscillator and envelope being disconnected by default.

This synth is in good working condition with some light cosmetic damage like worn paint on the edges and a few stickers on the sides. Some of the pots are a little scratchy as well but function as intended and just need to be worked a bit."

Panoptigon plays Orchestron Piano Disc

Published on Feb 13, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, for a rainy day in SoCal- this time an improvisation on our Orchestron Piano disc. This disc can't really be played like a typical piano sound you might find on most keyboards, due to the unique constant-looping playback characteristics of the Orchestron. We placed each individual note at a position on a 16th-note grid, which produces a sort of windchime effect when you hold down chords. This disc isn't very well suited to playing melodies, but you can always try! This demo features the onboard hall reverb, with no additional processing. Also heard are the reverse, vibrato, and pitch bend effects. You can find info about pre-ordering a Panoptigon (which comes with our remastered edition of this Vocal Choir disc) here:"

carly rae jepsen run through volca modular

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Nick Kwas

Published on Feb 13, 2019

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Servando Barreiro

"just jamming with pocket operators, Axoloti and ableton.
Axoloti it's doing the bass and processing the po's adding effects to them."

Thomas Lehn's EMS SYNTHI Stolen

This one was sent in via an anonymous reader. Click the image for details. It just went up and is recent. Spread the word. If you don't want to link here, just grab the image and post it.

Further below is a video featuring Thomas Lehn and his SYNTHI.

Update: larger pics attached. The serial number is 45629.

Thomas Lehn, "Synths" full set live Barcelona 03-11-2018, Sampler Series Fabra i Coats Published on Nov 14, 2018 El Arranzio

ARP 2600 Sample & Hold Demo (HQ audio)

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Vintage ARP 2600 (late orange / black version) quantized Sample & Hold effects DEMO
Delays: Dynacord MDL 10 ad TC Electronic D-Two, Vermona DSR3 analog spring reverb"

0HP Semi Modular Madness Ep.1 - Make Noise 0-coast

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Want to expand the scope of your new semi modular stand alone synthesizer but don't have the dough for a full case? Mystic Circuits has the solution - 0HP Modules! Using our state of the art passive circuitry and carefully designed floating form factor, you no longer have to make a huge investment in a full size Eurorack case to enhance the functionality of your synthesizer.

This is the first episode in a series of videos that will tackle different semi modular synths and ways that we use the Mystic Circuits 0HP modules with them. Our first synth, the Make Noise 0-coast, is particularly well suited to 0HP integration due to its variety of modulation sources and flexible voltage control processor."

Yamaha SY77

via this auction

"The SY77 is a maxed out digital synthesizer that combines FM voices with samples to create super harmonically rich and diverse sounds. There is a powerful built in sequencer with 16 tracks, 99 stored sequences and 1 song. The 16th track is connected to a built in drum synthesizer and there are on board digital effects as well.

This synth is a great option for getting deep into digital sound design and electronic composition. It is in good working condition with only a few scuffs around the edges from use. The only thing to mention is there is what appears to be orange paint under the display and some Velcro on the panel. These things do not affect functionality in any way."

Roland JP-08 Boutique Synthesizer

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How the Terminator 2 Music Was Made

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Alex Ball

"This is a reworking of a video I originally uploaded in August 2018. It was by far the most popular video on my channel for the very brief period it was online. Unfortunately it got a global block from the film studio for including visual material from the film, which they're obviously entitled to do.

As a lot of work went into this video and my subscribers have quadrupled since it was last online, I was thinking of ways to remake it without any visual material from the film. I came across the idea of buying some T2 action figures and making a bunch of stills of my own. So here we are!"

This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

Teenage Engineering Cancels New Modular Orders

via Synthtopia

"Teenage Engineering has cancelled orders for their 170 modular synth and 16 modular synth keyboard, citing a manufacturing problem."



"Pennies from Heaven, a collaboration between Control and Bánh Mì Verlag, is a series focused on contemporary experimental culture with an emphasis on the liminal and the underrepresented.

Rubén Patiño (Barcelona, 1979) is an artist working in the field of Electronic Music and Art. He is focused on the sculptural properties of synthetic sound while exploring the limits of concert, public event and installation. All his works tend to contain different strategies regarding space and formats of presentation while combining sound, lights, text, image or found materials, with elements of early electronic music, ideograms and 20th Century art movements.

Since 2013, he has been involved in N.M.O., a rolling computerized ceremonial aerobics unit that, together with percussionist Morten J.Olsen, operates in a hybrid territory between club music, performance and inventive forms of sound spatialisation. This is what they call ‘Military Danceable Space Music and/or Fluxus Techno.’

Rubén Patiño has also collaborated with Arnau Sala, aka Exoteric Continent, and with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros as Super-boredom, a series of multi-channel audio pieces that uses an extremely rigid temporal structure.

Links: | |

Please note that seating is limited. After 7pm, reserved tickets may be distributed to standbys. Performance will promptly start at 7:15; once the performance begins no entry will be permitted. Do not be late. Suggested donation is on a sliding scale from $7 - $15."


(OB6 x2): Phase Polytemporality

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Quick illustration of a principle i.e phase polytemporality. Initially it sounds like only one sequencer part (given both are playing the same sequence), but as the tempo drifts, it becomes obvious that we are hearing two parts.

The widest possible polytemporality of this video is too wide/sounds too disjointed, but it is interesting to hear it rather than assume it from a theoretical standpoint.

1BPM variance works very well (i.e 120/119 BPM).

The width of the tempi sounding 'off' is the temporal equivalent of hearing two frequencies of varying pitch: if close enough, the mind will perceive them as one sound; at a certain distance, the mind will start to perceive two independent tones.

Two independent tempi can be confusing - but slight phasing of tempi works great; like a 'detuning of time'.

I've experimented with this quite a bit over the years. I've found that (in general) keeping within 5% of the master tempo appears to give the illusion of phasing, as opposed to two independent tempi.

Given this video is an illustration of a theoretical principle, no musical context here i.e nothing other than the two sequencer lines.

PS the OB6 clock is like a rock - ideal for this kind of thing.


Strymon Volante Magnetic Drum & Tape Delay Pedal

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Strymon's Volante emulates the sounds of three different types of magnetic delay effects. The dirtiest delay setting is a drum emulation like the Binson Echorec, then there is a tape delay that has the sounds of units like the Roland Space Echo RE-201, and the cleanest is a studio setting which emulates the types of delays made with reel to reel studio tape decks.

There are four tape heads which can each have their volume, panning and feedback adjusted independently. The spacing of the heads can also be adjusted and is continuously variable through four settings. Delay times can be dialed in from 100ms to 4 seconds.

To add warble and grit to your delays you can saturate the record head and tape or drum, or adjust how much the machine and tape or drum are worn out.

The sound source for this video is the Behringer Deepmind 6 with all of its internal effects turned off, so the only effects you are hearing are the Volante.

Call 877 909 0303 to order a Volante, or see it on our website here:

Deepmind 6 available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Boehm Dynamic 4x9 FM-Synthesizer - Two Demosongs & Realtime editing

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Stereoping

Neve seen one of these before.

"The Boehm Dynamic 4x9 is a fully editable 4 OP FM-Synthesizer similar to Yamaha's FB-01. It's got 4 'blocks' each supplying 9 voices from rough Yamaha YM2203 FM-chips.The Boehm is always in Multimode making it easy and funny building layersounds or multitrack arrangements. It also houses 2 different analogue BBD-effects called 'Phasing' and 'Ensemble' bringing some sound-modulation and Solina-feeling to the cold FM-world.

The video contains 2 little arrangements making use of several presets. 1st one is pure Boehm Dynamic 4x9 with a bit of reverb, no other gear used. Some photos show the inside of the unit.

The second song - starting with 'german volksmusik' and ending quite jazzy - uses drums from the Nord Drum 2 and displays the midi activity of the 4 blocks together with the Fruity Loops arrangement.

There is also a followup video showing realtime editing of the unit with a Midi-Controller."

Boehm Dynamic 4x9 - Realtime editing

Published on Feb 13, 2019

"Demo for realtime editing of the Böhm Dynamic 4x9 FM-Synthesizer. Session one scrambles a Strings preset. Second session starts with the sound of an E-Tom. The color of the LED dispays which parameters are currently changed. Switching the BBD-effects around 2:24 & 2:45 (should have made that first on the unchanged string preset, i know).
Caution! The sound is partly distorted and aggressive, you might want to turn the volume down before starting the video."

100% Working Arp Quadra

via this auction

"Super Rare and Amazing sounding Arp Quadra. 100% working and serviced for sale

Aftertouch replaced and 100% working
Recapped, serviced and tuned for sale
All buttons work great - no pressure needed to activate, work as new.

Included picture of invoices to service synth, plus buy parts from Synth Chaser."

Roland MSQ-100

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Robust American Patches for the Korg Prologue

Published on Feb 10, 2019 Robust American Patches

1. Robust American Patches EDMDROP1 Demonstration Video 1
This video only demonstrates 1 patch, "InstaSimmons" Korg. It's called InstaSimmons because the snare reminds me a little of the classic electronic drum brain by the Simmons folks. The kick is a little more heavy handed. The audio was recorded directly into Nuendo via the Audient ASP-880. The sounds in this series of videos are as raw as can be. No extra sweetening of any kind. And no talking. Just me struggling to play something half interesting. For more info or to purchase these sounds visit
2. Robust American Patches EDMDROP1 Demonstration Video 2
This is Part 2 for EDMDROP1 and only demonstrates 1 Patch. It's a lot to demonstrate though. It's a 3 piece drum kit. Kick, Snare and Hats. The kick drums play a pattern, created by combining the LFO and Arpeggiator, if you hold sustained notes. The hats and snares are doing 16ths via the other layer's LFO if you play sustained notes. The audio was recorded directly into Nuendo via the Audient ASP-880. The sounds in this series of videos are as raw as can be. No extra sweetening of any kind. And no talking. Just me struggling to play something half interesting at 4am. For more info or to purchase these sounds visit:
3. Robust American Patches EDMDROP1 Demonstration Video 3
This is Part 3 for EDMDROP1. The audio was recorded directly into Nuendo via the Audient ASP-880. The sounds in this series of videos are as raw as can be. No extra sweetening of any kind. And no talking. Just me struggling to play something half interesting. For more info or to purchase these sounds visit:
4. Korg Prologue Presets by Robust American Patches - (Vol I Part I)
Custom synth preset demonstrations for the Korg Prologue. The preset names will appear at the bottom of the image. Visit for more info or to purchase Volumes I & II for the Korg Prologue. You can also grab 20 presets as a free download just for visiting.

Volca Modular Unboxing + Basic Patches

Published on Feb 12, 2019 Hyper Objeckt

"With no experience using semi-modular or west coast style synths, watch me attempt to make the basic patches that come with the Korg Volca Modular."

Another one spotted on

Flightzone Songproduction with Caustic on "iPad iOS"

Published on Feb 12, 2019 lfoone

here I got, inspired by a forum post, one of my first musicapps (Caustic). It had already fallen into oblivion although it is actually very inattentive. It's really fun to build your sounds and produce songs with them. It's pretty easy to do and although the app is very complex, it's always good to use. I'm also very enthusiastic about the sound.

more musi can be found here:"

Spottd this one on

Strange Patching: QPAS Gong

Published on Feb 13, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"This patch uses two low pass filters in parallel to simulate a long ringing bell or gong sound.

Two VCOs are tuned to a perfect fourth apart, and then ring modded together. The result of this is patched one filter, while the unaltered output of one of the VCOs is patched to the other. They are then mixed together and gated using a percussive envelope with a long tail.

Allen Strange wrote the book on modular synthesizers in the 1970s. Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls. Unfortunately since the expanded 1982 edition, it has never been reprinted, and in today’s landscape where more people have access to modular synths than ever before, very few have access to the knowledge contained within. This video series will explore patches both basic and advanced from Strange’s text. Even the simplest patches here yield kernels of knowledge that can be expanded upon in infinite ways. I have been heavily influenced by Strange since long before I became a modular synth educator. Please share this knowledge far and wide."

Buchla Easel being a bit heavy with Digitakt Digitone,Buchla,ARP 2600

Published on Feb 13, 2019 therudyrude

"Jam on touch plate Easel and Buchla 223e, with pattern loops from DIgitakt,Digitone,Varigate + ARP 2600 TTSH.
The Easel is going thru NI Guitar Rig 5"

Ambient Soundscape in C Minor

Published on Feb 13, 2019 theianboddy

"Improvising an ambient soundscape in C Minor.

Tip Top One has a sample of an ambient bed prepared on my Serge system.

I'm then mixing in some analogue Ring Mod FX from the Cwejman FSH1 & Livewire Dalek Modulator (sitting in the rack to the right).

The Make Noise DPO is providing the bass & the Mutable instruments Braids the higher notes.

These are being triggered via semi random gates from Marbles which are driving the Rene sequencer for the bass & the Pressure Points for the high notes. I'm also manually playing the Pressure points which is being quantised from an Intellijel uScale.

FX are courtesy of the Folktek Resonant Garden which is off camera."

[DIGITONE] Modor + Quantum fMbruary #04 Edges

Published on Feb 13, 2019 CO5MA

Not sure what's doing what so posting this one more for the synth spotting and performance.

"#digitone #modor #quantum

'Edges' is tribute to progressive rock band Yes and and more precisely, a tribute to their album Close to the edge. And more precisely, a tribute to the "floating" moment just before the "I get up, I get down" part, sung by Jon Anderson.

I advise you to listen to this album and especially this short moment of musical grace:

For me this is like being in a cave, seeing weird but beautiful things, creatures and unknown plants."

Moog Sirin Review by Ask.Audio

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Ask.Audio

Ritual Electronics Altar // State variable Eurorack filter with lots of CV control

Published on Feb 13, 2019 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** I was pleased to see Ritual Electronics announce Altar after first enjoying Miasma and working with them on that demo (link below). Altar is a state variable filter that rather than switching between low, band and high pass modes allows you to vary and blend between them both with the knob AND with CV control. That's a fairly unique feature as you rarely see CV controlled filter types/states on modules. There's also CV over cut off frequency and resonance all with attenuverters and a second cut off control with the 1v/oct input. Finally there's a nice asymmetrically clipping gain stage on the input to push things that bit harder for filter burn and a bit of saturation.


00:00 Hello and previews

01:22 Feature run down

02:31 Low pass sweeps and sounds

04:28 High pass sweeps and sounds (plus saturation comparison)

05:28 Band pass sweeps and sounds

6:00 Bassline patch with modulation

08:07 Filtering Miasma distorted drums

09:31 Creating feedback trails around a delay and adding character and animation with filtering the repeats

11:49 Audio rate modulation of cut off, colour & resonance

15:07 Animated and more complex filtering for drone patches

16:16 Self oscillation turning the filter into a sine wave VCO

16:45 Synthesising drum and percussion sounds

17:50 303 style acid patch

18:23 Filter FX and reverbs for multi-dimension sound layers

20:08 Rhythmic random modulation

21:37 Exploring both pre and post distortion around the filtering with Miasma"

Alesis HR 16 (Strellis Eprom) - Patters and Demo sounds. Linndrum,SP12,Linn9000,Drumulator,LM-1,DMX

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Sun's May Flower (Official)

"Alesis HR 16 sporting Strellis Eprom.

Some pattern i have programmed plus single sounds in the end of the clip.

All 49 sounds in the HR 16 are replaced with a selection of Linn LM-1, LinnDrum, Linn 9000, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DX, Sequential Circuits Drumtraks, Emu Drumulator, Emu SP12 and Emu S1200 samples."

Moog Mother & DFAM Live Jamming Talk/Demo

Published on Feb 13, 2019 SourceDistributionTV

"Delivered at Synthfest 2018, we explored techniques for live jamming on the Moog Mother and DFAM, for improvisational music creation that embraces the unique interface of the machine. We explore how to get started with the Mother-32 sequencer, how to link the machines, and how they could fit into your own music setup."

[8] The Radiophonic One - STG Soundlabs | Matt Chadra

Published on Feb 13, 2019 ClavAnother

"Here is the final installment in my series on the new STG Soundlabs Radiophonic One synthesizer. This is a long form exploration of just some of the sonic capabilities of this amazing instrument."

Radiophonic One videos by ClavAnother

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Roland RS-09 Gothic Analog Organ Strings Vintage Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Feb 12, 2019 SynthgodXXX

"#rolandrs09 #analogsynthesizer #rikmarston
Roland RS-09 Gothic Analog Organ Strings
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **TURN IT UP!!**

My beautiful vintage Roland RS-09 organ/string
synthesizer! So LUSH & SWEET! The ensemble
effect is AWESOME!!! This is a synth I had waited
for years for that always got away... until now!
It mostly works, it's missing the ATTACK slider
and cap... it has issues with the envelope I think.
Every time you change keys (unless holding one
or more keys down) the envelope re-triggers like
it was a mono synth! So it needs some repairs!
No Decay or Sustain on the keys unless holding
them down. If you know what may need to be
fixed on this little RS-09 please leave a comment
below! I want to restore this to it's fullest!!!
This still works great for what I need from it,
I would hold down more than one key anyway...
This is awesome for Ambient, Gothic, Synth-Pop...
No going to sell this one! It's a keeper for sure!!
Delay FX: ART MultiVerb LT on L2 39%

Thank you for watching"

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Panoptigon plays Giant Steps & Yakety Sax on Orchestron Saxophone Discs

Published on Feb 12, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo- this time a a comparison of a vintage Orchestron Saxophone disc with our remastered edition of the same disc. The vintage disc plays a midi file of Coltrane's Giant Steps, while the remastered disc plays a midi file of Boots Randolph's Yakety Sax. The reverb is onboard the Panoptigon, and there's a bit more applied in Giant Steps. Note that Yakety Sax has a fair amount of pitch bends, which are achieved on the Panoptigon by mechanically changing the rotation speed of the disc. Also note the fair amount of clicky noises when playing rapid passages like this. These sounds are a by-product of the unique way the Panoptigon produces sound, and were present on the vintage Optigan and Orchestron as well. This is an inherent and characteristic sound of these instruments. Both midi files were downloaded from the web. You can find info about pre-ordering a Panoptigon (which comes with our remastered edition of this Vocal Choir disc) here:"

Late Night Improv | Elektron Model:Samples

Published on Feb 12, 2019 Nostalgic Ruckus

"Using chromatic mode along with a quick retrig and ctrl all at the end."

The Division 6 Business Card Synthesizer

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"The Business Card Synthesizer is a tiny synth that can be connected to a Business Card Sequencer, other synth gear, or played by itself.

These fun little kits were introduced at Knobcon 2018 as a build workshop. Now you can get your very own.

Headphones can be connected directly to the output of the synth, and there are plenty of knobs to play with, so you can easily make noises anywhere. Great for learning about synthesizers!


Pulse, square, triangle, and sawtooth waves
2 LFOs with pulse, square, saw, triangle and ramp shapes
Attack / Decay
Low-pass filter
Sample and Hold
Manual gate trigger (can be locked on)
Course and fine-tune controls

Power (7-15VDC)

Audio (for headphones or other synthesizer)
The Business Card Oscillator is available in several versions:

Fully Assembled

The synth is all built, tested, and ready to go! Just connect it up and start making noise.

Assembled w/ Enclosure

Built, ready to go, and installed in a custom enclosure.


We send you a board and a bag of parts so you can build it yourself. Difficulty level = medium (it’s all through-hole, but some of the soldering is kind of small). The kit includes:

Preprogrammed Microcontroller
All required parts to build kit
PCB/Chip Combo

If you’ve already got plenty of parts in your junk drawer or just want to source your own components, you can get this PCB/Chip combo. Includes:

Main PCB
Preprogrammed PIC Chip"


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