Sunday, June 30, 2019

COS Jupiter J3DX

Published on Jun 30, 2019 chamberofsounds

"Here's a quick overview of the new Chamber of Sounds Jupiter J3DX mini analog synth. Filmed by Tom Moore and edited by COS."


Breakdown - Elektron Digitakt, Digitone, Moog Sirin & Novation Peak

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Ehsan Gelsi

"Stream, buy and steal my music:"

Free Chiptunes Preset Pack for MOXF (Free download)

Published on Jun 30, 2019 thebrackett

"Hiya folks,
I love classic video game soundtracks and trying to design templates to help me make my own music modeled after the restrictions of various console sound chipsets.

Here's a MOXF preset pack I made that consists of 30 NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis inspired sounds using waveforms that come stock on the board (no flash memory upgrade needed). There's also one PCM downsampled drum kit that should work with all three decently well.

Free download here:



Published on Jun 30, 2019 Rafael Carrasquillo

Signed Minimoog. May 18, 2004 with Bob Moog, Herb Deutsch and others. If you recognize the others, let us know!

Vintage R.A. Moog 960 Keyboard Controller

via this auction

OB-6: Improv in Ab

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Listen to that. Beautiful. Every time I turn on the Obi, music emanates from it. The thing plays itself. The sound from the OB-6 is instant beauty; it is almost impossible to make a bad sound on it. The included patch is one I use quite often: not a stock patch, but one I spent a good while creating (the same patch was used two videos ago on the DFAM/guitar jam).

What a mellow sound. Liszt was of the opinion that Ab was 'the key of love', and he frequently used the key when writing love songs/ballads (i.e his famous Liebestraume #3, among others). It certainly is mellow.

Whilst the video was processing, I was thinking RE 'synth therapy'. Listening to this kind of music certainly chills the mood. Playing this kind of music even more so. Perhaps what we need for world peace is for leaders to jam on an instrument. Or what may be easier would be modular. I propose the UN have a modular wall, and each day, two countries get together and design a patch.

Musicians can have their quirks. For sure. However: I don't know about you, but I've never wanted to blow up fellow musicians.
Especially so ones who I've worked with on patches.

Imagine if Trump and the Ayatollah worked on a patch together. "How can we fight? Listen to the patch we made!". Both the patch design process and finished patch could be televised. I haven't watched TV in a decade or so, but I'd certainly get a TV/tune in to the Political Patch channel.

Modular walls for world peace :)

Back to reality: yes, great sound. Nothing added to the sound post-pro, aside from a fade at the end.

All best

Novation Mono Station - A long mess about!

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Played about with the Mono Stations sequencer and various modulation options - got a bit carried away so it's a long one!!!
Well done if you make it to the end :)"

BOSS PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

5 Pros and a Few Cons.. // Pioneer Squid Review

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"A general overview of a few of my many favorite features about the Pioneer Toraiz Squid.
There's so much to like about this thing, and its nearly perfect. Keyword Nearly."

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 3 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 13)

Published on Jun 30, 2019 MATTHS

"Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 2 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 12)"

Percussa SSP Livestreams

Oakley Sound Systems Goes Eurorack

Oakley Sound has been known for their larger 5U/MU DIY projects. It looks like they are now entering eurorack.

"PCBs are available right now. Documentation is already available but I'll be adding more details on the construction side of things to the Builder's Guides over the next week or so.

I hope to port most of my 5U modules into Eurorack over the next year or two. As well as some newer ideas I want to build."

You can find details on their DIY Eurorack Synthesizer Projects page.


"The 8HP wide fixed filter bank is based on my own human voice module which was first released as a half rack project and then a 5U module some time ago. Those modules were originally based on the human voice presets of the VP-330. This time I've given each of the seven band pass filters its own level pot."

Wandering Melodies 06 - Twin River (Microkorg, Neutron, Portastudio 414)

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Theochromatic

"Something a little more industrial this time around."

Theochromatic Wandering Melodies

JDXA Noodling Followup. Kawaily. Kayfourly. Digitally yours.

Published on Jun 28, 2019 bitleyTM

"Going back in time to the 1889 acoustic piano... here's forward a 100 years to the 1989... secret box of synthesis powers you never knew!"

Groovesizer Theremon: Digital Theremin & MIDI Controller

Published on Jun 30, 2019 MoShang

via Groovesizer

"Theremon is a digital theremin and MIDI controller that you can either build from a kit, or order fully assembled. Like a traditional theremin, Theremon is played without physical contact with one hand controlling pitch, and the other volume. In the place of the two antennas found on a traditional theremin, Theremon features two time of flight sensors that accurately measure the distance of the player’s hands from the instrument."

Custom White Nord Modular G2X SN MF10188 w/ Original Box

via this auction

This appears to be the CustomSynth G2X previously freatured here.

"RARE One-Of-A-Kind Nord Modular G2X - 61-Key version, custom finished by Jeff Toman of I am the original owner of the perfect Nord G2X. It has been in cool dry room storage for the past 9 years... I decided to bring it back into my studio and check it out... the latest version of the editor works on an Apple MacBook Pro running version 1.62.

I have ALL of the original packaging, box, plastic wrap, brand new never even used Vocoder Mic that came with it. Printed hard copy of the full manual and the original editor disk showing version 1.24.

All screens are bright and clear, sounds amazing !!! Has all the "original factory sounds as of this typing... I never really changed anything, just played around with what was already on there."

Yamaha EW20 Wind Jamm'r - Wind Controller Electronic Saxophone Synth w/ Midi

via this auction

Update via the comments: "WindJammer does not support the sysex implementation of the WT11, and as far as I remember does not have the secret edit menu available in the WT11"

You can find one previous post featuring the EW20 including a demo here.

"Even More Obscure Than the WT11: the EW20 “Wind Jamm'r Electronic Woodwind”

Not too many people remember this one. Released in 1989 and primarily marketed to high school band students, the EW20 was a Yamaha MIDI wind controller and wind tone generator (a.k.a wind synth) combo set. Neither the EW20 tone generator nor the wind controller where sold separately. The EW20 was actually marketed and sold by Yamaha's band instruments division and this probably has a lot to do with the fact that very few remember it.

The combo set was comprised of the Electronic Woodwind tone generator and a wind controller that was setup similarly to a recorder. Many people, including some from Yamaha, state the the EW20 tone generator is just a WT11 in a significantly less cool case. I have no way of knowing this for sure, but i do know that it was a basic Yamaha four op FM synth module.

The EW20 used a special controller cable to communicate with the tone generator. This cable/connector is NOT the same as the Yamaha WX connector (which in itself is a “special” connector), but rather a cable specific to just the EW20 rig. So if you run across one and consider buying it, definitely verify that the cable is working and in good condition. I'm sure the pin-out can be copied by someone but i would not want to go through the hassle. The EW20 tone generator does have MIDI in, out and thru. Because of this, you can certainly use the EW20 tone generator without the wind controller but keep in mind that you cannot hook a WX7, WX11 or WX5 directly into the EW20 tone generator. You would have to go through a BT7 or similar first and then output the MIDI."

Moog MicroMoog w/ Case

via this auction

" This came from the studio of a composer for Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. It comes complete with the original manual and a cool travel case with blue lining. There are very minor blemishes from wear and tear. Definitely a nice piece to add to any studio collection.

Its a lovely synth capable of a lot of different sounds.
Don't be fooled about the fact that its a single oscillator synth.
You can double the sound and it have also a sub oscillator.
The routing possibilities are almost endless and unique."

Analogue Systems French Connection and System 1 + FlightCase

via this auction

New in Box TTSH Panel and PCB Set

via this auction

"Build your own ARP 2600 synthesizer clone with the TTSH kit! This is a new in box TTSH rev. 3 panel and PCB set, just as I received them from Sweden. This is not a complete kit--you will need to source the components and parts to build it and an enclosure to house it (extensive documentation, Bill of Materials, and support is available online). This is a big project, but a rewarding one that yields really sweet results!

Photo of completed synthesizer is shown for reference only--again, this listing is just for the panel and PCB set."

Box shot!

Muson Synthesizer out of its Box Again

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Anthony Moore

"Muson Synthesizer out of its Box Again. I Can’t... Need the money but I just can-not sell this yet."

Check out Mark Mothersbaugh on a 1979 Muson Synthesizer. (Devo archives pt1)

ARP 2600 analog modular synthesizer

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Anthony Moore


1. ARP 2600 analog modular synthesizer - Part 1
Pulled out my ARP 2600 - (Part 1) just doing some messery’ aroundery’ while considering selling it...again. But every single time I pull it out it begs me not to in the darkest deepest ways. Not today
2. ARP 2600 modular synthesizer - Part 2 - sorta not even a patch
Pulled out my ARP 2600 - (Part 2) just doing some messery’ aroundery’ while considering selling it...again. But every single time I pull it out it begs me not to in the darkest deepest way. Not today

Review: LYRA-8 explained // SOMA LABS

Published on Jun 30, 2019 loopop

"LYRA-8 is a synth that behaves like it's from outer-space. From otherworldy drones to modulations that certainly aren't from Kansas, LYRA-8 isn't like any other synth.

But is that a good thing? Check it out if you're ready to step outside your comfort and into the twilight zone..."

0:00 Intro jam
1:35 Overview
4:55 Envelope control
7:45 Modulation
11:00 Cross mod
12:35 Vibrato
13:10 Total feedback
13:30 Hyper LFO
14:25 Delay controls
15:45 Delay modulation
17:05 Drive
17:35 External in
18:45 Hold gate
19:05 CV Delay
19:55 CV Voices
21:00 Pros & cons
22:50 Outro jam

Moog Grandmother demo

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Hunart©

"A quick soundcheck of the Moog Grandmother synth. Due to the lack of time it`s a bit short but I hope you can hear the synth sounds really good. No EQ, compression or external FX, just some limiting on the whole material."

Sounddemo Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Neuronium spectacular

"Just tickle a little bit my Neuron. It's definitely NOT a musical juwel ... lol ;)) It's sounds most more crispy and grainy. Or should I say grisly? ;)"

Neuronium spectacular

Interlude#2 (Technics WSA1R)

Published on Jun 30, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Just a short improvisation on the Technics WSA1R. The E-Piano is a preset sound, the other sounds are custom ones. The Technics WSA1 is a physical modelling synth released in 1995."

skinnerbox live fusion festival 2019 turmbühne friday full set

Published on Jun 30, 2019 skinnerbox

Live with a Minimoog.

I Hired A Kitty Backing Band, And Payed Them In Tinned Tuna

Published on Jun 30, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

POWERTRAN TRANSCENDENT 2000, vintage test equipment/oscillators, stuffed cats & LMNC.

"I got some session #cat #musicians to play my song, they are surprisingly good!

The song is called Modern Gas : CHECK OUT MODERN GAS ON SPOTIFY :-

shot by JOHNNY GODDARD, this all came from use trying to work out how to have the solo playing whilst i played guitar...."

Roland Jupiter-4 40th anniversary extended demo

Published on Jun 30, 2019 synthlegends

"I know this demo is long, maybe much too long. It was difficult to decide, what I can erase. Finally I decided to make a long demo and give a small schedule, so you can choose, what kind of sounds you are interested in.

The Roland Jupiter-4 is a very strong, agressive, massive, but also sweet sounding synth. The sound is really incredible for only one VCO with one Sub-VCO. In this this Demo you will listen to this wide range of sounds.

The Roland JP-4 came out 1978, mine is from Nov. 1979 with the later filter board.

The great features of the JP-4 are:
- extremely fast envelopes
- ultra fast LFO and also slow LFO to get FM sounds and very slow filter sweeps as well
- fantastic sounding filter with ultra fat and sweet self resonance
- stereo chorus, not so strong like in the Juno 6/60, but very musical
- nice arpeggiator with triggering by a sequencer or drum machine
- random S/H filter modulation
- fantastic versatile bender board
- you can trim the 4 voices and slightly detune them on the back of the unit to achieve a really fat sound
- polyphonic portamento

Here is a schedule for getting quick access to the different parts in this video:
0:00 Part 1. Lovely Pads with resonance
3:20 Part 2. Arpeggio fun with different sounds
12:13 Part 3. Aggressive bass sounds
15:25 Part 4. Weird and angry fx sounds
23:17 Part 5. Strings and Pads
33:52 Part 6. Sweet melodies
41:11 Part 7. Orchestral string sounds
45:55 Part 8. Portamento and modulations

I used as FX a GFI Clockwork Delay Pedal, nothing else. There is no additional mastering or equalizing. I think the JP-4 sounds very dry, so a bit delay or reverb is necessary.

Thanks for watching this ultra long video. I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, June 29, 2019


Published on Jun 29, 2019 SugoiGaijin

"(Best in HD, headphones recommended)
I created a Fiverr account where you can hire me as a session musician. This is the promotional video I made for it. Hope you like it!

(Mejor en HD, uso de auriculares recomendado)
He creado una cuenta en Fiverr donde me podéis contratar como músico de sesión. Este es el video promocional que he hecho para ello. Espero que os guste!

Nord Stage Ex
Moog Mother 32"

Frankfurt Süd- Oberheim OB-Mx -Music Track.

Published on Jun 29, 2019 100 Things I Do

"When you first turn on the OB-Mx like many vintage analog synths, it takes a long time for the voices to stabilise. Sometimes when the voices are out of tune it can be very inspiring and this is whats happened here. I turned on the synth, found the patch.. gave it an initial tune and just let the synth drift.

The OB-Mx in many ways can sound like a CS-80, you can even do faux Ring modulation by pushing the VCA of VCO 1 and VCO 2. A magical synth that was totally out of place when it was released in the 90's! Such a shame they are going for so much money now, I would love some extra voices.

Massively inspired by Brian Eno's work on David Bowie's LOW (I was on the way to Berlin when I shot the footage)

I'm using the Valhalla Delay and Vintage Verb on this track and my home rolled Crystal Echo's patch :D"

Kawai K5000S Additive & PCM Synth

via this auction

Midibox Seq V4

via this auction

Synth Rorschach #61: Apollo Mission Control

This one is more synth meet than synth. Get behind your synth console for the event. Wouldn't that be cool? Someone should set that up with a bunch of PPG Waveterms.

via Engadget:

"NASA reopens Apollo mission control in time for Moon landing anniversary"

PERFECT CIRCUIT - Synth Store & Studio Tour + Synthesizer Reviews

Published on Jun 29, 2019 synth4ever

"An in-depth synth store & studio tour of Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, California.

Perfect Circuit is a premiere synthesizer shop that sells hardware synths online and in-store, and you've likely seen their amazing synth demos on Youtube. I was able to stop by on a trip to Los Angeles and visit the store in person.

In this video, Trevor Baker gives us a tour of their synth showroom and takes us through various analog and digital synths, modular synthesizers, records, guitar pedals and more.

Founded in 2007 and run by a team of musicians, engineers, and sonic anarchists, Perfect Circuit strives to provide the best musical gear and synth shopping experience possible. Their showroom in Burbank, CA carries a diverse selection of synthesizers, modular synths, pro audio, effects pedals, vinyl and boutique electronic music instruments.

Their staff are very knowledgeable and the low pressure environment creates a space where customers are free to take their time, try out gear, and ask questions.

If you're ever in Burbank, CA be sure to pay them a visit in person. You can find Perfect Circuit online at:"

Tonestar 8106 Batty for Pulse Width

Published on Jun 29, 2019 StudioElectronics


Beloved Square Waves and their Pulse Widths meet #OutsToOuts patching, with a touch of Toolbar sweetening. Colors abound, smooth to staggering—especially when tag-teamed oscillator and filter audio rate modulation digs its heels in. Drenching and quenching "resonancy" filter tracking and oscillation break up & wake up, near half way through, after shattering and jagged, bar line moving, vibrated squares dance for their supper. OK, it's late and showing in my prose. Wait... the peaceful ticking at end... it's so nice.


Erica Synths-Black Modulator as a source of noise for drums

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Helllo Guys !!!
today I have a small movie using the Black Modulator LFO module from Eric Synths.
In addition to this, the Black Modulator is an LFO module, it is also a source of noise, offering three noises. White Noise, Pink Noise and Crushed Noise, I made sounds from each of them for this video and used them as sounds of Drums.
Of course, this is a full synthesis of the same noise so I also used modules such as Pico VCF, Pico EG, Black Quad VCA and Black VC EG.
As you can see, shortening the hat with the Black VC EG module first linearly later on the Logarytmic and gave me some fun and add kick from Pico DRUMS!
But mainly I wanted to pay attention to the fact that black Modulator is not only LFO module. Buying it you get three potential sources of noise, you can also patch them yourself with LFO because they work independently"

1973 Fender Rhodes MK-I Stage 73

via this auction

"This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just come back from being serviced and with a lot of restoration from Custom Vintage Keyboards in North Hollywood, CA. It will come with the original legs, cross-bars, and a new sustain pedal..."

Volca Role-Reversal Jam! (Volca Drum as Synth/Volca Modular as Drum Machine!)

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"I've come to terms with the fact that using synths as drum machines is kinda 'my thing' now. I also "have prior" for using drum machines as synths.

In this jam, all of the synth lines are coming from the Volca Drum, and the percussion is coming from the Volca Modular. The Volca Drum is being recorded through the Digitech Polara Reverb to give it a little more ambience; the Volca Modular is recorded dry - any ambience you hear is coming from its internal "Space" effect. There's a little EQ and compression in the mix, but haven't added anything else.

Both Volcas are running a single pattern, but the Volca Drum is taking advantage of the 'Active Step per Track' trick along with Step Probability and the Volca Modular is in Stochastic mode with lots of 'Woggle' so there's quite a bit of variation happening within those single patterns."

Pittsburgh Modular Analog Eurorack Modular Synth System

via this auction

"Absolutely incredible complete system from Pittsburgh Modular. Works perfectly. Comes with power adapters and a pile of patch cords. Arturia Keystep not included.

List of modules:

2x Oscillators
2x Dual VCAs
1x Dual LFO
1x Midi interface
1x Toolbox with sample and hold/ noise
1x Ring Modulator
2x Buffered Mults
2x 4-Channel Mixers
3x ASDR Envelope Generators
1x Amazing Filter
1x Analog Delay
1x 8-step Sequencer
1x Stereo Out
1x Input/ Headphone out
1x Generator (Waveform mania!)
1x Generator Expander
1x Bender (one of my favorite modulation sources of all time)

All packed neatly into one of the most beautiful cases ever."

Oberheim Matrix 6R w/ Original Box

via this auction

"A genuine Oberheim Matrix 6r rack-mount 6 voice analog poly synth from the late 80's!

Excellent condition, barely used and even no rack wear! Comes with original box and power cable."

Note the OS is 2.11. Full CC support for external knob boxes & editors came in with 2.13. The upgrade requires a chip swap. You can find them on eBay here, and Reverb here.

Modal Electronics Craft Synth 2.0 w/ Zip Case & Original Box

via this auction

Haven't seen the zipper case before now.

Bizarre Jezebel Mimosa

Published on May 8, 2019 ivan krasnov

via this auction

dual channel tube saturator
dual triode tube Sylvania 6189/12AU7 or EHX 12AT7
10-segment VU-meter
Two visual modes: full scale or floating point.
with cv dry/wet

Five12 Vector Sequencer AND Expander SN 68 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This listing includes BOTH the sequencer AND the expander. Comes with all cables, manuals, original boxes etc."

Pic of the inside / circuit board below.

Roland System 100/102 Expander SN 701826 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Interesting seeing it lined up with the GR-500 guitar synth.

Some details from the listing:

Roland SH-09 on the Stove

via this auction

On the burners... That's one way to warm it up before playing.

Sequential Circuits Pro-One w/ Original Box

via this auction

Oberheim Expander + Xk Keyboard

via this auction

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents Important Interviews Episode 2 with Aaron Higgins

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard gets straight into the 1010 Music Blackbox naming controversy with creator Aaron Higgins. Learn more about the 1010 Music Blackbox at"

Patch of the week 13: Blade Runner style sounds for minilogue xd

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Korg

"Creating a Vangelis-style Blade Runner patch on Korg minilogue xd using the fully analog VCOs available on all Korg 'logue' synths!"

Korg Patch of the week videos

Trident Groove - A melodicgroove for Eurorack Synthesiser

Published on Jun 29, 2019 Luke Killen

"Today's patch features the Rossum Trident VCO."

Most Rockin' Yamaha CS80 Video Ever?

Electric Light Orchestra - Confusion Published on Dec 4, 2015

"Music video by Electric Light Orchestra performing Confusion. (P) 1979 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment"

Just saw Jeff Lynne's ELO on tour. Great show. Never saw this video until now. They didn't play it, but my kid asked what was the song where they say "Confusion!" I looked it up and there was the CS80. Didn't know it was capable of that particular sound. :) And no, I'm not making fun of ELO. I love them. Just hearing that sound come out of a CS80... It's not all about Vangelis, I guess.

And a "re-worked" video:

Electric Light Orchestra - Confusion (official video reworked)

Published on Feb 9, 2014 Oxygene 80

"Eleanor Rigby" cover, Moog One string patch demo

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby with the Moog One, original string patch to a Yamaha MG10xu to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

MS-101 & Mono Station Knight Rider USA Version(No KR footage)

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Had to strip the Knight rider footage out of the video as it was blocked in the US. So here's the Hoff free version."

JUST WALK AWAY (Louise Burns)// Synth Jam: Prophet-6, Prologue, Juno-106, OB-6, TR-808

Published on Jun 28, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Here's my super synth cover of Louise Burns Music's #JustWalkAway (Which just got released today and you should check that OUT!)
➡️➡️➡️ Starting with the #Jupiter80 controlling the stacked synth sounds of the #KorgPrologue and the #Prophet6, before we hop over to the sweet steel drums of the vintage #Juno106 and then it’s some tricked out transistor beats from the #TR808 + the #TR8 twins before we get in some #System8 and lay down that arp bass on the #OB6
It's basically just the intro riff exxxxtended into a classic tuna-jam, but that's kinda what I'm allllll about over here. 4 bar loops.
Presented in hyper-immersive MouthCam™ for your dizzying excitement!! 😵😵😵"

Chimera Synthesis BC16

via this auction

"The Chimera BC16 audio synthesizer is powered by three internal 9V batteries and has a built-in headphone amplifier for private patching. The unit has a MIDI input and cab be run from a CV source such as an analog sequencer or controller with CV output.

The Unit is a complete patchable analog monophonic synthesizer with a VCO, LFO, envelope generator with noise and ring modulation in a circular small sized plastic case."

John Bowen Synth Design Solaris

via this auction

APP JAM - Never Easy- Endlesss And Audiokit SynthOne

Published on Jun 28, 2019 redskylullaby

"AppJam - Endlesss (Beta) collaboration made with a vocal Rifff by Art Oluja. A Sequence of Rifffs was imported to Auria Pro then added one of my presets from AudioKit Synth One. Mixed in Auria Pro using various FabFilter Plug Ins.
Mastered in Grande Finale by Klevgrand."

Friday, June 28, 2019

live analog synthesizer music

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Test run of the new SRE-555. Probably could have cut a few minutes out in the middle of this, but I'm lazy haha"

Some classic vintage synth spotting...

Music Made With Synthesizers

Published on Jun 20, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Quick note on the top drum patch: Roland TR808 & TR727 running through the EMS Synthi's ring mod, filter, and reverb."

Seiko DS-250/DS-310 Vintage Digital Synthesizer SN 25000189 & 31004072

via this auction

"Rare Seiko DS-250 keyboard with the DS-310 digital synthesizer add-on. This addition makes the DS-250 a programmable additive synth. The keyboard and the DS-310 are in good condition. Everything functions as designed.
Here is a list of everything that comes with the Seiko:

-The DS-250 itself
-DS-310 Digital Synthesizer (programmer for DS-250)
-Power Supply
-Soft padded carrying case for the DS-250

This is the bigger, MIDI capable brother of the sekio DS-202. The DS-320 addon, a sequencer, does NOT work with the DS-250. It is not needed because the DS-250 has MIDI, and the DS-202 does not. There was desktop sequencer made to work with the DS-250 called the DS-1000, but it is useless in this day and age! Please see the photos also."

AE Modular Synth: Thoughts after 1 Year (VLOG) #TTNM

Published on Jun 28, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Here are my my thoughts after owning a tangible waves AE Modular Synthesizer for one year.


This is a talky VLOG and not a sound demo or synth demo! For those, please check out my other AE Modular Videos

The AE Modular Forums:"

The Devil Commands (Prophet X)

Published on Jun 28, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"And now for something completely different...

Inspired by the Jerry Goldsmith score for The Mephisto Waltz, I wanted to use the Prophet-X in a more classical oriented score using only the amazing piano and string samples from 8Dio. I synced all the sequences from my DAW and used the onboard effects, sequencer and features of the PX.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019"

Patch Base Editor and Librarian for the Novation Circuit

via Coffeeshopped

"Patch Base is a full-featured editor and librarian for the Novation Circuit. Edit any parameter, organize your patches, create random patches, and more.

Patch Editor
Edit all voice parameters using intuitive touch-based controls
Changes are sent in real-time to your synth
Create random patches as starting points for new sounds
Create from an init patch as a blank canvas

Patch Librarian
Save patches you create on your iPad
Organize them into folders
Turn on iCloud for automatic backup and desktop syncing with iCloud Drive
Import sysex patch files via iCloud or other apps on your iPad

Download Patch Base free in the App Store."

CRAFTSYNTH 2 REVIEW — 9 things you NEED to know

Published on Jun 28, 2019 BoBeats

"Bobeats review of Craftsynth 2.0 from Modal. Sponsored by Skillshare. First 500 who uses my link get a 2-month free trial."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Ritual Electronics Altar SVF & Miasma Distortion Eurorack Modules

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We just started carrying Ritual Electronics modules and we made this bass sound with their Altar state variable filter and Miasma distortion. The Altar is a unique state variable filter in that it is an 18db/octave filter where most SVF filters are only 12db/octave. The Altar has continuously variable filter types and an input gain circuit that can overdrive the filter core for tons of dirty filter sounds.

The Miasma is a distortion with built in feedback routing that can lead to screaming self oscillation. When the Crime expander module is added to the Miasma you can use the rotary switches to select different combinations of diodes for different distortion types.

The drums in this video came from the Befaco Kickall and the WMD Crucible.

Altar available here:

Miasma available here:

Crime available here:"

Features Overview: Boredbrain INTRFX Eurorack FX Interface

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"This video demonstrates how to use the Boredbrain INTRFX, which facilitates effects processing between eurorack, guitar pedals and electronic instruments.

3 channels of send & return level conversion
Per-channel selection of either eurorack thru pedals or line-instrument thru eurorack
FX blend control with CV input
Capable of FX feedback and linear VCA functionality
Small tabletop form-factor"

via Boredbrain

The INTRFX facilitates effects processing between eurorack, guitar pedals and electronic instruments.

3 channels of send & return level conversion
Per-channel selection of either eurorack thru pedals or line-instrument thru eurorack
FX blend control with CV input
Capable of FX feedback and linear VCA functionality
Small tabletop form-factor

Want to connect outboard gear to your eurorack synthesizer without taking up valuable HP in your case? The INTRFX allows eurorack-level signals to be processed with pedals and/or outboard effects, and also allows line-level instruments to be processed with eurorack modules. Each of its three channels has an Interchange Switch to swap this mode, as well as an FX Blend parameter which can be controlled via CV. Because of its compact physical design, the INTRFX can be placed almost anywhere and connected to eurorack systems with 3.5mm patch cables rather than bulkier 1/4-in cables.

Feedback effects can be achieved by switching into the "wrong" mode, sending the FX return back into the FX send, while still allowing for dry signal blend and modulation. Channels can also be patched into one another and toggled between modes for experimental routing. Conveniently, each channel can operate as a reversed linear VCA for both audio and DC signals when no effects are used.

Whether you'd like to patch eurorack through some classic pedals or run a drum machine through your gnarliest modules, INTRFX makes these connections easy and flexible.


via this auction

Kind of cool to see the Yamaha and Nippon shipping labels.

YAMAHA Los Angeles
CU7750 / 163
Made In Japan
SSD X08 870720 TX802
37803405 12

Other label is addressed to Jims House of Music in Placentia, CA.

Oberheim DPX-1

via this auction

"The DPX-1 has the rare ability to play back samples from a bunch of different models of classic 80s samplers. This is a dream for some who love and use the many great sounding stock sample libraries from these devices. The unit is very simple and has both 3.5" and 5" floppy and a couple buttons.

It can play back samples from the E-mu Emulator II, Sequential Prophet 2000, 2002, 2002+, Ensoniq Mirage DSK8/DMS8 and the Akai S900.

This unit is in good working condition with some overall wear from being moved in and out of rack cases over the years."

ARP Avatar 1977 Modularized + Extras

via this auction

"Modified with Modular Patch Panel by New England Analog."

Roland System 100 - Model 101 - Semi Modular

via this auction

"The Synthesizer 101 section is a fully self-contained analog mono-synth. It features a 37-note keyboard (with no performance controls, velocity or aftertouch), and lots of sliders to tweak. Its design is similar to the SH-series analog synths. Controls for the VCO, LFO, VCF lowpass/highpass filters, VCA with ADSR, Noise, and Portamento/Glide effects are all within hands reach. There's also a handy A-440Hz tuning oscillator. Oscillator Waveforms are Triangle, Square, Saw and Pulse Width. The Pulse Width can be modulated by the ADSR Envelope, LFO or a 'Manual' Pulse Width slider. Control by CV/Gate. This synth really does sound incredible - especially the Pulse Width waveforms.

The synth was bought about 18 months ago and was fully serviced by the Seller before the sale. All components are in working order. There is some oxidation to the face and the keys have some dis-colouration - having said that it is in very good cosmetic condition for it's age. See the detailed photos for more information.

The synth has original Japanese plug and therefore requires a step-down transformer to be used in the United Kingdom or Europe. This must be bought separately."

Moog Memorymoog Plus + Minimoog Custom Zebra Wood Pair - Fully Restored //RRS//

via this auction - video here

"Here is a special RRS listing- a pair of Moog synthesizers restored inside and outside in matching zebra wood cases made by a professional wood worker.

And to boot, they’re both ideal model’s as well. Talk about a triple threat package!

This pair is being sold on behalf of our client John R, who lovingly and professionally built the zebra wood cabinets for these fantastic synthesizers. He also added red piano felt above the keys.

John then commissioned us to restore and sell the pair for him. Since this is a matching set, we will not separate the two machines.

About the synths:

The Moog is a 1974 unit, featuring a vinyl panel & cream pitch and mod wheels. Externally, it is near flawless and in incredibly good condition. Inside, it’s been fully restored by us with the full compliment of upgrades we do for minimoog’s, including a full clean out, changing of all matches resistors, new trimmers, a full thermal compensation update, pitch wheel deadband conversion, and a full recap and rebuilding of the keyboard. This minimoog is perfect, no doubt about it.

The memorymoog is a plus model upgraded with DBM midi. It has a quieter fan, and has been fully rebuilt with a comprehensive suite of new capacitors and resistor changes where needed. The supply is stabilized and the keyboard has also been revitalized for years and years of flawless performance. All common failing components have been replaced preemptively. This is a fine memorymoog no doubt about it, and flawless operates with all 6 voices tuning and stays in tune quite well between tuning cycles.

Shipping these will be expensive, as two labels will be needed. Please note you will likely need to spend more on shipping after purchase.

Because these instruments are both fine inside and out, we are aiming for a high selling price. We will not entertain lowball offers.

Both instruments, as with all of our instruments, are provided with a lifetime warranty against defects in our work quality. Should any issues arise in the future, we will be first to ensure you’re helped professionally and fruitfully. We will not accept returns of any sort on these units."

MiniKorg 700S K2

via this auction

See this earlier post or the listing for a demo and additional pics.

Cool Rad Cat Records sticker!

Vintage Analog Yamaha CS-50 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Synth in excellent condition esthetic and functional 100%. The front synth is 'Museum Grade'."

Hypersynth Xenophone Advanced Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Friday Jam #13 - Modal CRAFTsynth 2 0, SKULPT synthesiser & 008R

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Friday Jam #13 - Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0, SKULPT synthesiser & 008R singing a melancholic, jazzy tune on a summer afternoon."

Roland vcf 505

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Arnaud Music.

Roland Malekko 505 eurorack module.

OP-Z Bluetooth MIDI with iOS

Published on Jun 6, 2019 iOS cillate

"Here's a quick run down of how to use your Teenage Engineering OP-Z to send Bluetooth MIDI to your iOS device. In this example we use AUM on the iPad with Vatanator and Phospor 2."

Spotted on

Good Place For Printing Gear Manuals In The US

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Tip for those that prefer paper manuals.

"Good Place For Printing Gear Manuals In The US"

I check out a manual that came from a PDF printing website:
100 page manual for $11.99 - free shipping

MiniKorg 700S K2 demonstration (1974)

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Paul Curreri

"Functional demo of this fantastic synth. One minute surrounded by air, the next throttling wooly and present. Tangible, immediate, and expressive, the 700 series is hands down one of my favorite synthesizers -- I've owned four. This particular machine came with quite a few chips toward the backside of its wooden ends (plus a sticker), but the faceplate actually looks nice. And as you can hear, it sounds awesome."

Update: this is currently listed on Reverb here.

via this auction

"A fantastic synth, circa 1974. One minute surrounded by air, the next throttling wooly and present. Tangible, immediate, and expressive, the 700 series is hands down one my favorite synthesizers -- I've owned four.

You may notice that this is one of the rather rare models that has the additional fine-tune pitch control on the second oscillator. Super-useful.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: This particular machine came with quite a few chips toward the backside of its wooden ends (plus a sticker), but the faceplate actually looks nice.

FUNCTIONAL CONDITION Everything works well and, as you can hear in the video, it sounds awesome.

The one exception: the EFFECT switch, which turns on and off the second oscillator. This switch is finicky. This switch was finicky on the LAST one of these i had, too. I had it fixed three times on that machine before I just swore to never touch it again. After all, it’s an entirely unnecessary switch, as the fader directly above it is the volume for the second oscillator, which is just as easy to use.

When I got THIS machine, I tried it once, it seemed to work ooooookay, but not excellent, so again, I just never used it. Which is what I’d recommend to the next owner as well. It’s just not necessary, and is one of the very few parts of these machines that isn't built like a tank.

Other than that, the only thing I’d mention... a lot of folks aren't familiar with how tweakable the 700 series is via their internal pots. If desired, there is even more sonic flexibility and customization under the hood."

Cool Rad Cat Records sticker!

WMD Arpitecht and METRON - Work flow examples, tips and tricks!

Published on Jun 28, 2019 WMDevices

"The WMD Arpitecht was designed a few years ago and was originally conceived as a quantizer. We realized quickly that there was much more to be done with this concept and that it could be a powerful bass line and melody generator when used with the right equipment.

In this video, Alex goes into use case for Arpitecht and how it partners well with the METRON eurorack trigger and gate sequencer. Starting with simple quantizing of an external sequence and then diving deep into arpeggio generation, how to use it to it's full potential to create cool, moving bass lines and melodies."

Friday Fun Jupiter 6 and Clouds Synth Jam

Published on Jun 28, 2019 sonicstate

"With special guest Jim from Earmonkey Music
We just set up the JP6 for him to play and hit record..."

Bitwig Studio 3 PolyGrid into Eurorack via Komplete Audio 6

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Here's a quick demonstration of using the Poly Grid in Bitwig Studio 3 to drive some Eurorack via the Komplete Audio 6."

Note that's a Surface tablet not an iPad. Bitwig is not available on iOS at this point in time.

Crb Voco-Strings Analog Vintage Vocoder + Crb Computer Drum

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

Left channel audio only on this one.

"I put the out signal of a Crb Computer Drum in the mic input of the Crb Voco-String using the vocoder section. The effects comes from the Mod Duo."

Moog One - Modular Style Sound Design

Published on Jun 28, 2019 PaulLawlerMusic

"Another Moog One Modular Style Preset"

PaulLawlerMusic Moog One videos

Moog One ambient patch

Published on Jun 20, 2019 PaulLawlerMusic

"First few minutes with the Moog One."

PaulLawlerMusic Moog One videos

MASSIVE X, An Unfinished Synthesizer Plugin?

MASSIVE X, An Unfinished Synthesizer Plugin - My Honest Opinion | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jun 28, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Native Instruments Komplete 12 upgrades/updates which include Massive X for free are now on SALE!

Massive X is a great further development of the initial Massive Synthesizer BUT its incomplete in the feature set and several features must be improved.

#nativeinstruments #massivex #synthesizer

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Massive X Sound Demo

Published on Jun 28, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of Native Instruments new Massive X synth plugin. I just browse through some presets and play some melodies. No external effects were used, just a single dry instance of massive X.

Note: The reason I don't often have the GUI shown in the video is that it's VERY cpu hungry on my laptop to the point where the CPU maxes out and the fans go crazy and the sound starts dropping out. So in order to make this video I unfortunately couldn't show you guys the plugin in real-time. I'm hoping that this can be optimized in a future update."

AJH Synth-Transistor Ladder Filter on the bass

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have another portion of modules from AJH Synth.
Minimod is a reflection of the early Minimoog in eurorack modules. If the mono synthesizer is a Minimoog model D is the strongest and the best-sounding synth for synthetic bass.
That's why I used here some of the well-known Transistor Ladder Filter plus two Minimod-Vintage Transistor Core VCOs for getting Bass
Small fun in opening the filter plus using the Contour Generator - an accurate copy of ADSR with Minimoog Model D."

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Korg Releases Version 2.0 Updates for the minilogue and monologue

Published on Jun 27, 2019 Korg

minilogue System Updater Version 2.00

update description
- support for the microtuning feature (as on minilogue xd)
- display original value
- the new slider range parameter
- increased granularity of MIDI filter setting
- support for key trig feature (as on monologue)
- unified motion view display with minilogue xd
- support for MIDI set position messages
- fixed occasional inversion of swing pattern when changing programs
- fixed other minor bugs

minilogue Sound Librarian Version 1.10

update description
- support for the microtuning feature in minilogue Ver2.00 or later. (as on minilogue xd)
- small aesthetic improvements
- various other small bug fixes

monologue System Updater Version 2.00

update description
- support for active step feature
- new microtuning presets DC001-DC003 (as on minilogue xd)
- display original value
- the new slider range parameter
- added option to turn off oscilloscope display
- increased granularity of MIDI filter setting
- support for MIDI set position messages
- fixed occasional inversion of swing pattern when changing programs
- fixed other minor bugs

monologue Sound Librarian Version 1.1.0

update description
- new microtuning presets DC001-DC003 (as on minilogue xd)
- support for Japanese
- small aesthetic improvements
- various other small bug fixes

Blade Runner Theme on The Moog One

Published on Jun 27, 2019 Synthient Sound

"The Blade Runner Theme layered on the Moog One. Single patch played overdubs no dubsteps, only easy listening while your cram for your Voight-Kampff test."

MASSIVE X sounds - RAPID FIRE preset demo

Published on Jun 27, 2019 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's demo some presets on the newly released and highly anticipated Native Instruments MASSIVE X software synthesizer VST. I'll play you some preset patches and improvise on what we hear. This is the first time I've heard and played these sounds. We'll explore pads, basses, leads and all manner of categories in what ever random order they pop up!"

Midi Moding a Rhythm Master Drum Machine form 1977

Published on Jun 27, 2019 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"In this Video I add MIDI control to a Wippany [Whippany] Rhythm Master drum machine. First I open the machine up, make it electrically safe to use. Then add a MIDI receiver board to bring this machine into the 21st century"


via this auction

"The Blacet VCO is an outstanding mix of stability, accuracy and unusual features at a bargain price.
Highly Stable One Volt per Octave Response

(Meets or exceeds industry standards for stability and tracking accuracy)
+/- One Octave Input for Transposing
Linear and Exponential FM with Switch and Level Knob
Voltage Controlled Waveform: Triangle to Square with "Tube" Sound
Voltage Controlled Pulse Width Modulation
Five Output Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse and VC Wave
Sync Input
Standard +/-5V Waveform Levels
Built in precision voltage reference for calibration"

2004 BANANALOUGE Serge VCS Frac Module

via this auction

"( Frac-rac ) Eddition, 2004 The Bananalogue has introduced the Serge VCS Module. Designed by Seth Nemec and Ken Stone with the cooperation of Serge Tcherepnin, this Serge VCS universal slope generator is FRAC-RAC modular format from Bananalogue

Uses include:
slew/portamento Sharp AR envelope generator
,sound processing & wave-shaping
It can also act as an oscillator, LFO, modulation source and more."

Ekdahl Polygamist Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"One of the weirdest and most unrelenting synthesizers ever made. Only around 50 or so units exist! Armed with a ribbon controller strip at the bottom - the warm analog goodness is further amplified by the input of human touch. This vicious beast is capable of churning out a vast palate of sound - from bleeps and bloops to dreamy soundscapes, from torid screeches & squawks to percussive metallic clangs, noisy walls of sound to the echoing depths of space. Your programming ability is your greatest weapon. Expect to fiddle around with the various parameters at your disposal to achieve sudden moments of clarity, only to find your temporary destination is muddled by the curiosity to keep on pressing further into uncharted territory. Have either photographic equipment/a sampler/ a pencil & paper ready because you’ll be stumbling onto new sonic discoveries with every knob turn. I will include 5 one-foot patch cables to start you off on your journey. A power adapter will be provided as well."

ARP Avatar

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"This is a beautiful example of of a rare synthesizer! Originally designed to be controlled from your guitar (pick up is NOT included but the connector cable is) it can also easily be controlled from CV/Gate. It is essentially an Odyssey...just BIGGER! It is monophonic. The only thing that hasn't been tested is the pitch tracking ability with a guitar since we do not have the pick up

This has been serviced and is in good working order. Some of the sliders may need to be moved up and down a couple times to reduce some slight crackling. The "high/low" switch on the back for the output volume can cut out briefly if its bumped but once its set in place it is fine."


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