Monday, September 30, 2019

Sequential Prophet X Synthesizer - Quick Jam

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Sequential Prophet X Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Ray From Kraft Music explores the sounds of the Prophet X.

The Sequential Prophet X and Prophet XL are bi-timbral, 8-voice stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizers that combine high-fidelity stereo samples with the sound and synthesis capabilities of the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet series. Capable of 32-voice polyphony when using a single sample instrument and single oscillator, Prophet X and XL feature a 150 GB sample library by 8Dio, with another 50 GB available for sample import. An array of sample sculpting and modulation tools, stereo analog filters, a dual effects engine, polyphonic step sequencer, and a 61-key semi-weighted (Prophet X) or 76-key weighted (Prophet XL) keyboard with aftertouch enable Prophet X/XL to cover a broad range of musical ground.

Get more for your money with exclusive Sequential Prophet X and Prophet XL bundles from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

New Yamaha SHS-300 Mini Keytar

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Yamaha_Global

Ensoniq SQ-80 Vintage Synthesizer w/ Cartridge SN SQ-10649-E

via this auction

sustain pedal
start/stop pedal
volume pedal
one cartridge
one voice/data disk
musician's manual
SKB road case with wheels (will ship in case).
Plan on shipping being spendy - synth and case weigh 50 pounds.

Waldorf Microwave 1 (REV A)

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Cosmetically looking great, very little rack rash. All the electrolytic capacitors have been replaced with high-quality Nichicon caps. It is a 120-volt model. This Microwave is fully functional except for the midi led indicator light next to the display which I may attempt to fix for an additional $100, it requires pulling the whole faceplate off to run new jumper wires. Otherwise, this microwave is in perfect working order..."

Ciat-Lonbarde Din Datin Dudero Analog Rare Synth

via this auction

"Uses brass nodes so you can play by hand or with any metal material. Truly one of a kind synth by Peter blasser"

Custom Buchla Electric Music Box / Music Easel

via this auction

"Expertly constructed portable Buchla modular system housed in a black metal Halliburton briefcase with tons of extras. Fully tested and fully functional.


System is composed of the following modules:

Buchla 208r rev2 - STORED PROGRAM SOUND SOURCE. Built with uA726s.

Buchla 258c - DUAL OSCILLATOR MODEL. Built with uA726s.

Eardrill ModuleModule Chassis containing Eardrill VCA, Eardrill ADSR, and Jason Butcher VCBF 291 style Buchla filter, modded with a white noise generator output.

Jason Butcher 2U touch plate controller / Buchla 216 style.


System is powered by one standard 120VAC US plug and has 2 additional 12V DC output ports to power accessories such as a mini mixer (included), etc., and a banana out grounding port for connecting things such as a Kenton Pro Solo MIDI/CV connector.

Also included are banana patch cables, dual banana patch plugs, miniplug cables, miniplug to 1/4" cables, banana to 1/8" adapters, copy of the original music easel manual, and 1 resistor socket prototyping 208 preset card, 1 breakout 208 preset card with enveloper auto looper circuit, and 3 blank 208 preset cards.

Asking $5575 OBO Philadelphia area. Free shipping to US only."

Roland TB-303 with Carrying Case

via this auction

"bought this 303 from an old landlord who had it sitting in his apartment from the 80's. I've babied it and kept it in great shape. A few dings on the corners, which is normal with these guys. Comes with the original carrying case."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with MAXIME INGRAND

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

"Maxime Ingrand is a guitarist and keyboards player in the French post-rock band Lost in Kiev and producer for the electronica project ARCHE. Lost in Kiev is a blend of epic and massive post-rock, driven by the energy of rock mixed with electronic sounds. Their first two albums, Motions and Nuit Noire (on Dunk! records) were both well-received by the press and audience at their live shows. Recently, the group released their new album Persona via Pelagic records. ARCHE is a solitary voyage that invites the listener to a forgotten universe at the convergence of an astral cinematographic ambiance laden with ascending melodies.

We chatted with Maxime on how he’s using the Mopho x4 in his music."

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

Novation Peak Presets by Synth4ever

via @WeAreNovation

"'I aim to create #melodic sounds that are pleasing to the ear, which take the listener on a deep emotional journey through electronic music.' -

You can find the presets on Novation's website here.

You can find demos of the Peak by synth4ever here, and additional posts featuring synth4ever here.

"Synth4ever is a Canadian ambient artist, sound designer and electronic musician who performs live ambient electronica, synth demos and patch design via his popular YouTube channel.

With influences ranging from Isao Tomita, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Vangelis, Ulrich Schnauss and more, Synth4ever channels his love for ambient chillout music into this diverse sound bank for the Novation Peak and Summit.

This ambient pack features numerous spacey pads, lush soundscapes, grainy textures, melodic arps, cutting leads, motion loops and experimental SFX. Each patch also has tasteful aftertouch, animate and modwheel assignments to encourage further sonic exploration by the musician.

In creating these patches, Synth4ever's goal was to push Peak’s hardware into new sonic territory by leveraging new features in the v1.2 firmware update. As a result, you will find many examples of modulated effects as an integral part of his patch design, and extensive use of the mod matrix to create vast morphing soundscapes.

In his own words, he says: “I aim to create melodic sounds that are pleasing to the ear, which take the listener on a deep emotional journey through electronic music”. These varied ambient-style patches are a result of this vision and showcase Synth4ever’s creative approach to sound design."

Gotharman's Tiny LD - Full Of Joy

Published on Sep 30, 2019 gotharman

"The new Tiny LD/LD3 oscillators are full of joy :)"

Luke Neptune's 80s vs 90s soundset for Synthmaster One.

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Luke Neptune

"This soundset is FREE with the latest version of Synthmaster One!

Those of you that know me know i'm more of a hardware guy.
However every now and again a plug in comes along that really blows me away. Synthmaster One most definitely falls into that category!

For this soundset the guys at KV331 Audio sampled my OB-6 and Prophet 6 with great care and detail. They then sent me an updated version of Synthmaster One containing the samples and i was extremely impressed with how well they sounded. It really did sound like i was playing my OB-6/P6.
I used these samples to create many of the sounds in this set, including some of my signature patches that you may have heard in my previous OB-6 and P6 soundsets. This may be music to the ears of those of you who like my OB6 and P6 soundsets but can't use them as you don't own those synths.

One thing i really enjoyed whilst making this soundset was having the ability to mix analog style oscillators with FM or Wavetables style oscillators. To be able to create sounds that sound like the love child of a DX7 & Juno 60 is so exciting and incredibly inspiring to me. This feature has enabled me to create certain sounds within this soundset that i simply couldn't do with my hardware.

As mentioned above this soundset is free with the latest version of Synthmaster One so if you haven't yet updated, do so.
If you don't yet own a copy of Synthmaster One, get it!

Thanks LN x"

Great Pedal for Synths — ChiralityAudio Splinter REVIEW

Published on Sep 30, 2019 BoBeats

"Today I am reviewing an overdrive pedal that I think works well for synths. If you like my videos support them at"

Jim's Korg 770 Service (by Synthpro)

Published on Sep 30, 2019 synthpro

"This is a video I made going over a Korg 770 I have been servicing for Jim.

This little synth was manufactured August 1977 and has a very unique tone."

Buchla EASEL COMMAND - MIDI Controlled

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Buchla

Update: two more videos added.

Buchla EASEL COMMAND - MIDI controlled via Elektron Digitakt
Buchla EASEL COMMAND - MIDI controlled via Arturia Keystep
Buchla EASEL COMMAND - MIDI controlled via Ableton Live
Buchla EASEL COMMAND MIDI USB Host demo with Sensel Morph

8 Tracks 1 Synth - Zynthian Raspberry Pi Hardware Synth

Published on Sep 29, 2019
Aven-Project Music

Sounddemo Zynthian
The Zynthian based on a Raspberry Pi.
This Demo is 100% Zynthian.
All Sounds and Effects are from the Zynthian.
No Editing, some EQ and Compression.

You can find additional posts featuring Zynthian here.

Euro-Trill: Touch Sensing for Modular Synthesisers

Published on Sep 27, 2019 Bela Platform

Euro-Trill: Touch Sensing for Modular Synthesisers
Trill: Touch Sensing for Makers
Visualising Trill Sensors in the Bela IDE
Brass instrument with Trill Craft
Granulator with Trill Bar and Trill Square

"Trill touch sensors are the perfect tools for building synthesisers and electronic musical instruments. In this video we demo a Eurorack synthesiser that we created with Trill and the DIY module Pepper. The module is used to control a Moog Mother 32 and a Plankton Electronics ANTS! See our blog post for more details:

Trill is a new family of touch sensors launched on Kickstarter on 16th September 2019. Brought to you by Bela, Trill sensors use capacitive sensing to precisely track finger movements making it quick and easy to create beautifully responsive touch interfaces. Trill sensors are designed to make capacitive touch sensing easy to integrate into music, art and interactive projects."

Keyfax Omnibus Edition

via this auction

"Keyfax Omnibus Edition Book by Julian Colbeck Vintage Synthesizers Electronic Music, Moog, Rare, OOP. Condition is Very Good. Clean, No Smoke."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"Professionally serviced in August 2019 at Three Wave Music and given a clean bill of health, updated OS, cleaning.

Powers on, sounds lovely, passes tuning."

Access Virus TI Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Pretty much like new condition as you can see from the pics. No dents scratches, just a little wear on the back from being against a gear rack..."

Vintage Synth Classic: Roland Juno 106 - Fully Serviced Last Year

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 0728

via this auction

"Keyboard function is not working properly, light stays on and machine thinks a key is constantly being pressed, gate stays open."

Hmm... If this is a j-wire version it could be one of the wires is simply bent up and making constant contact. I once picked up a Pro One from Guitar Center for $125 as faulty for this reason. I opened it up, bent the j-wire back and it all was good. No idea if that is the problem with this one. The same SN was listed back in 2016 as a j-wire model.

SUIKO Poetry Trainer Conductor Kizuna KT-1000

via this auction

I haven't seen this particular model before. You can find additional SUIKO posts here.

360 Systems Midi Bass Synthesizer SN 4344

via this auction

Serial# 4344
Snappy Sound Chip (Not installed)
Mini S.E.M Chip
Finger Chip
Standup Pizz Chip
Pick RW Jazz Chip

73-75 Serge Homebuilt Modular Synthesizer Human Comparator Zthee 4U

via this auction

"Freshly built and ready for exploration. Includes Meanwell power supply and large Accutronics spring reverb tank inside."

Note the year applies to the design.

Yamaha VL1 version 2

via this auction

Moog Model 8A Modular Synthesizer clone by MOSLAB

via this auction

"Clone of the MOOG modular 8

This sounds huge, listen to the YouTube video and imagine the sound without the YouTube compression [posted here in 2010]

This modular is as new.



Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 0932

via this auction

"Vintage synth SCI Prophet-600 in a fantastic condition! Close to mint.. Been overhauled by a professional. Got a brand new Fatar keybed and new knobs, looks and sounds great!"

Vintage Elektron jam w/ Octatrack MkII, Monomachine MkII, Machinedrum MkII

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by the frantic energy of chasing deadlines. It's been a ton of fun to pair up these older Elektron devices, as it shows how each is complementary to the others. The Monomachine and Machinedrum also evoke a certain sound of music for me, from the mid-aughts to early 20-teens. It's also a good reminder that despite the new veneer, the Octatrack is showing its age (in mostly a good way).

Elektron Octatrack MkII — Five samples (four string parts, one high ambience), effects for Monomachine and Machinedrum, master effects and scenes
Elektron Monomachine SFX-60 UW MkII — SID arp, SID bass, high-pass chords, drum finale
Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MkII — Drums

Written and performed within a 48-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master. Cello sample courtesy of Ian T. Lyckland."

Tubbutec new modification for the Roland MC-202 explained

Published on Sep 30, 2019 BAMTV

"Tobias Münzer from Tubbutec shows us a number of his products at Dutch Modular Fest, including a new modification for the Roland MC-202, and the µTune, a multifunctional Eurorack module for converting MIDI and control voltages."

See the Dutch Modular Fest label below for more.

Tanzbar 2 Techno

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Cave Way

TB2 + Logic FX + Alchemy

Get wrecked

Modular Drums part 2

Published on Sep 30, 2019 George Benton

"Creating a snare by layering a drum sound with a noise sound in the same fashion that was typical in the 70's drum machines." system

Part 1 here

FIVE G Legendary Synth Shop,Tokyo Visit

Published on Sep 30, 2019 sonicstate

"They say when in Tokyo, you need to visit Five G - its the legendary synth shop in the Harajuku district (famous for teen fashion).

So we did. And its a real treasure cave - we were still awake after 26hours of travel, so frankly were amazed any of the footage came out, but we hope you enjoy.."


Majella Audio MCVC-EXP Eurorack expansion module explained

Published on Sep 30, 2019 BAMTV

"Majella Audio from the Netherlands are new players on the Eurorack module market. In this video Koen Pepping gives a demonstration of their latest MCVC-EXP MIDI to CV converter expansion module"

"The Majella MCVC-EXP expands your Majella MCVC MIDI to CV converter with 4 voices at a time! You can expand up to 20 voices! Connect your MIDI gear to your Eurorack synthesizer!"

BAMTV Dutch Modular Fest 2019 videos


Published on Sep 30, 2019 ReBach

"Here some examples with two VCOs, a VCF and an ADSR.
VCO-2 modulates the PWM input on VCO-1."

Wanna go for a ride in my moog? Fizzing Funksters

Published on Sep 30, 2019 FizzFunkTV

Moog Prodigy

Fizzing Funksters - Copyright 1997

Video made with FL-Studio ZGameEditor Visualizer plugin

Effect author credits:
"Cage", author: Rado1

"JoyDividers", author: Jph Wacheski

"HUD Graph Linear", author: Rado1

"Youlean Pixelate", author: Youlean"

Befaco BF-22 Sallen Key Eurorack Synth Filter Demo - Watch Your Ears - Analog MS 20 style weirdness

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Surface Noises

"This is a very rough demonstration of the sound capabilities of this dirty and rather lovely filter, which is inspired by the MS-20. There are five parts of this video, which are each basic sketches.

The key point about this filter is that it has a very pronounced resonance and high audio input levels. So at low audio input, you need to make sure the resonance is also low otherwise it wails, whereas at high gain you get a really cool distortion but need to put the resonance high.

It's a great filter - but one which needs to be treated with care.

Also: my editing is rubbish. This video is one of my first efforts, so it's ropey and amateurish. But less ropey and amateurish than the last effort! Gotta keep learning...."

You can find details on the Befaco BF-22 here.

E-mu Emulator II DM style Sept 2019

Published on Sep 30, 2019 SynthMania

"The song begins at 6:23 - In this video I use an E-mu Emulator II exclusively to record a Depeche Mode inspired song. All the samples came from the Emulator and were recorded to DAW."

Roland MC-101 Tips - Presets i (Drums, Bass, Keys, Brass, Pads, Strings)

Published on Sep 30, 2019 Matt Craven

"A selection of some of the 3000+ preset sounds built into the MC-101 -

0:06 - Drums
3:46 - Synth Bass
8:26 - Electric Bass
9:56 - Poly Keys
10:55 - Brass
11:47 - Pianos
15:00 - Pads
18:53 - Strings"

Roland Fantom Tutorial - "On The Run" sequence using a Single Tone Program

Published on Sep 30, 2019 gattobus

"10 min Tutorial on how to recreate the legendary sequence "On The Run" from Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side of The Moon".

All the sequence was created using a SINGLE TONE PROGRAM, taking advantage of the new ZEN-CORE Engine developed from Roland.

Skip at minute 10:00 if you want to hear the final result ;)"

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Kilpatrick Audio Eurorack Blowout Sale Ends This Month

Kilpatrick Audio is offering 50% off of their eurorack modules through the end of this month. You can find details on their site here.

ARP SOLUS Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

New England Synthesizer Fest - Fall 2019

Published on Sep 29, 2019 DJ François G

"New England Synthesizer Fest - Fall 2019 #bostonmodular #pgmcerimonial #tvcultura #meb"

See this post for some live performances.

Roland EA-7 Arranger Keyboard - Quick Jam with Ed Diaz

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive EA-7 Arranger Keyboard BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Ed Diaz Jams with an EA-7 Arranger Keyboard Kraft Music.

The Roland E-A7 expandable arranger keyboard provides musicians with tones and styles from all over the world. It features a powerful arranger engine with direct control buttons and one-touch performance options. Its logical dual-screen layout is fast and easy to use. WAV import and onboard sampling offer even more versatility. Other features include built-in speakers and a mic input with dedicated vocal effects.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Roland E-A7 arranger workstation bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard - at home, on the road, or in the studio. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Sequarallel Module with the Reflex LiveLoop Sampler!

Published on Sep 29, 2019 freshnelly

"At last I got around to connecting the Sequarallel's MIDI out to the Reflex LiveLoop's (w/Flash8 exp) MIDI control input. The results were not disappointing!
I used a demo sequence created a while back for the Flash-8 when it came out, but modified it to play MIDI drums and added 8 Loop Markers for the Seqarallel (Note#121).

What it does is records a few seconds of whatever audio is at the inputs by creating 10 slices (there can be up to 400!) then playing them and twisting them with PlayFX, granulizing, stuttering etc.
This is all from the Seqarallel which is running under the modular clock rate so it's all in sync.
I mixed the input with the MIDI percussion being played so when recording, the beats are always there at the start of slices, thus acting as a rhythmic beacon. This means any audio coming in will sound great! And it does :))

After recording it in, away it went. Jumping around the sequence was fun, but transposing produced really unpredictable stuff to happen as many of the Reflex's functions are note dependent (like PlayFX button, Record button etc) so that's probably a no-no.
Otherwise it was amazing.
Jumping to Loop 0 of course starts recording a new sample slice set."

First Look at the SYNTRX from Erica synths at Dutch Modular Fest 2019

Published on Sep 29, 2019 BAMTV

"Girts Ozolins from Erica Synths gives a brief explanation of his newest creation at the Dutch Modular Fest 2019: the SYNTRX, an analogue synthesizer based, so it is not a clone, on the legendary Synthi AKS.

The limited run of SYNTRX will be available at the end of 2019 priced at 2500 euro (VAT excluded)"

Erica Synths SYNTRX

The TINRS Fenix IV Modular Synthesizer audio and video demo

Published on Sep 29, 2019 BAMTV

"Stijn Haring-Kuipers of This Is Not Rocket Science from the Netherlands gives a detailed explanation of the Fenix IV Modular Synthesizer made by him, and he also gives an extensive demonstration of the sound of this synthesizer"

At the Dutch Modular Fest 2019.

Tasty chips shows the new Convolution Reverb Eurorack module ECR-1

Published on Sep 29, 2019 BAMTV

"Pieter van der Meer, owner of Tasty chips electronics from Utrecht, the Netherlands, gives a short audio demonstration of his new Convolution Reverb ECR-1Eurorack module at Dutch Modular Fest 2019"

Short introduction to the Dutch Modular Fest 2019 in The Hague in the Netherlands

Published on Sep 29, 2019 BAMTV

"BAMTV was in the hague in the Netherlands, at the Dutch Modular Fest 2019. A festival with performances, many manufacturers of modular synthesizer modules, workshops and much more. This video gives you a small impression of what you could see there.

More info:"

Novation Peak - Custom Patches Demo

Published on Jan 20, 2019 js-sound

Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer Overview

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Gear4music

"Novation's flagship 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer. The Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer is a versatile bi-timbral synth featuring 16-voices of polyphony with a 61-note keybed.

The Novation Summit is equally at home in the studio or live on stage. The core of the Summit Synthesizer is a trilogy of FPGA New Oxford Oscillators per voice. The versatile oscillators enable subtractive, wavetable and FM synthesis. It also features dual analog filters, inspired by the Oxford Synthesizer Company's OSCar.

The Summit features a wide range of controls including an analog filter, analog mixer and analog distortion. It also boasts integrated high-grade FX such as Reverb, Delay and Chorus.

The multi-timbral design means you can split and layer sounds for truly unprecedented sound design. Create everything from leads, arps and pads to soundbeds and beyond with Novation's more versatile synthesizer to date."


Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 1
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 2 - Oscillators, Wavetables, FM
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 3 - Filters and Envelopes
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 4 - Modulation and Routing
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 5 - Effects
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 6 - Multimode
Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer, part 7 - Audio Input

The Perlinium

Published on Sep 29, 2019 jdanielcramer

"The Perlinium: Generating melodies with Perlin Noise"

Behringer K-2 review and comparison vs. Korg MS-20 by Rob Papen

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Redaktion Megasynth

"Behringer K-2 review and comparison vs. Korg MS-20 by Rob Papen"


Published on Sep 29, 2019 mishpult

"Støv is the norwegian word for "dust". This is a dusty hip-hop pattern with the #elektron #digitakt, #bastl #thyme and #heat. There is a saw lfo from the Thyme which is assigned to the short delay parameter, resulting in a subtle glitchy background for the beat. The output is run through the Analog Heat with generous drive, low and high boost, some pseudo compressor settings and high-pass filter with resonance for a low-end enhancement."

Korg Volca Modular Minimalist Improvisation

Published on Sep 29, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Volca Modular first patch/test/jam minimal improv, with Audio Damage Dubstation 2 delay + EOS2 reverb. Probably have more of a review coming soon, as I've only just got it, so I'm still figuring it out. I'll save first impressions until next time.

New All-analog synth album available now:

Help support this channel here:"

Buchla Easel Instrument Definitions

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Todd Barton

"What we call presets/patches Don Buchla & Allen Strange called "Instrument Definitions". They saw a constellation of connections to be explored as its own universe. I'll be posting a new instrument definition each month on my Patreon page: with performance notes, techniques and suggested explorations, See you there."

Vintage Synth Eye Candy

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Todd Barton

Aries 300 & Steiner-Parker Synthasystem.

"A closer look at all the modules in my vintage systems from my previous post: [Red Panel meets Vintage S&H posted here]

Join my Patreon at"

newrAd - Mimeophon, Freak, VCV Rack

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So I wanted to try something I saw in a video from Andrew Huang about the Mimeophon (link below). Marbles from Mutable Instruments is sequencing Rings, which is going through a stereo filter, Freak from Vult in this case, and from there to the Mimeophon. Stages is modulating the frequency of Freak and also a few parameters on Rings. Anyway, Rings into Mimeophon anyone?

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

You can get the WAV file for this track on my Patreon page -
and also the VCV Rack patch -"

Exploring The Cursus Iteritas Magnus

Published on Sep 29, 2019 John L Rice

"This is such a versatile oscillator and can produce simple pure tones to very rich complex ones! Its output is great for filter using subtractive synthesis techniques but I didn't use ANY filters in this video at all, just lots of modulation sources and reverb/delay effects.

Gear used in this video (at least what I can recall at the moment):
Noise Engineering: Cursus Iteritas Magnus
Krisp1: OCTO-Osc
Marienberg Devices: VC Sine Phase Oscillator
Club Of The Knobs C969
Synth Tech: MOTM 320, 380, 650
Moon Modular: 569 x 2, 569LE, 592, 565
Strymon: BigSky, Timeline
Lexicon: MX400
Roland: A-88
Allen Heath: MixWizard 20S
Canon: C100 MkII cameras and CN-E lenses
Sony: Vegas Pro 13"

Original ROLAND 80017A VCF/VCA Chips

via this auction

"ROLAND 80017A VCF/VCA original chip for Roland Juno 106, MKS-7 Super Quartet, MKS-30, GR-700, HS-60."

Mattel's Magical Musical Things FEAT Charlotte by Ok Housecat

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Ok Housecat

Wait hold up brutal
ok housecat?
dude's weird.


Published on Mar 9, 2007 Snakamaru

"All 9 sound effects buttons still work great. This was a valuable tool for DJs and party specialists.

Great condition for someone to use or as a collectible piece of equipment.

A beautiful audio/synth tool from Gemini.

Some cosmetic nicks or slight rust marks but works perfectly. Doesn’t come in original box."

Korg Electribe Analog Modeling Drum Machine

via this auction

VESTA KOZO MDI 1 - MIDI BOX - CV GATE - works for any 1V/Oct synth

via this auction

"Rare and strange Vesta Kozo MDI-1 Midi / CV Interface, made in Japan, in 1985.

- CV is 1V/Oct and it has this odd Trigger IN input (converts Trigger to MIDI?!)...

- Originally designed to use with Vesta's DIG-420 Sampler/Delay but also can work for any 1V/Oct synths."

Moog Polymoog 203a

via this auction

Tom Oberheim SEM Patch Panel SN 0041

via this auction

"THIS is the version for full integration into modular systems: extensive patchbay allows CV/gate control as well as output of a wide array of the SEM's controls. No MIDI!

Technically fully functional. Exceptional near mint cosmetic condition. Slight mark next power connector socket on back panel (hardly visible – check photo)."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer w/ Tubbutec MIDI

via this auction

"Tech has installed the Tubbutec midi kit and has also been looked over to make sure everything is in working order."

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer

via this auction

Sequencer - 12 steps per channel (24 max)
Multitimbral - 3 separate channels
Models - 1 model
Songs - 1 song
Keyboard - 36 buttons
Control - 3 CV control channels
Date of production - 1978

Designed for KORG's MS series synthesizers and using Korg's CV / Gate control, the SQ-10 sequencer can really surprise you with groovy bass lines.

Yamaha AN1x

via this auction

"There are 6 knobs for envelope attack, release, filter cutoff, resonance and 2 are assignable knobs. Two scene memories will remember the current state of the envelope and filters as set by the control knobs so they can instantly be recalled and you can use the Mod-wheel to morph from one scene into the other.
Scene Memory data is also stored with your synth patches. Built-in digital effects are great.

The Arpeggiator steals the show with 30 patterns suited for all genres as well as basic arpeg. patterns.

Plenty of memory (128 preset, 128 user) and MIDI control make the CS1x perfect for both live and studio use. Control the synth, arpeggiator and editing through MIDI control. The CS1x only has multitimbrality in which, when hooked up to a sequencer, MIDI channels 5-16 offer Yamaha XG synth sounds but MIDI channel 1 holds the CS1x's main sounds and effects."

Yamaha AN1x beautiful monster synthesizer for VA synthesis

Published on Sep 28, 2019 js-sound

"Here you can download a huge number of quality examples from the AN1X synthesizer"

Best Microkorg Sounds : Individual Sysex Files (BankA)

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"Free Sysex Files :

Today I'm sharing the first 16 sounds from my"Best Microkorg Sounds" collection. All sounds are 100% free to download. I'll be sharing Bank B, another 16 sounds within the next few days. I'm working on Bank C right now and plan to fill a entire Microkorg with 100% FREE sounds."

Unsung Heroes

Published on Sep 29, 2019 SynthMania

Roland XV-5080

MOOG ONE - Mark Jenkins full 20 min review with sounds

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Mark Jenkins

"A look at the polyphonic MOOG ONE, thanks to KMR Audio in N. London for the facilities. This video will be added in the next update to the website of the new book ANALOG SYNTHESIZERS 2nd Edition, now available worldwide through Amazon."

Techno But All Sounds Are Pss380 - Korg Volca Sample & Yamaha PSS380 Techno Jam

Published on Sep 29, 2019 ChrisLody

"So what if you were to make a techno tune using nothing but sounds synthesized on a Yamaha PSS380, including the drums, sampled into a Volca Sample? These are the kind of questions that keep me awake at night, so that's what I did for this video.

I'm really quite fond of the Yamaha PSS380. It's a really gritty sounding bargain basement FM synth with just barely enough controls to produce the sounds you need. But good enough to get some great percussion sounds, bass and some damn weird stuff going when it's pushed in the right direction. I'll review it at some point I think.

I ran the whole thing through a pair of DIY flatline optical compressors just to fatten it all up a bit.

I decided to make a Volca Sample pack available of these sounds. You can load them in using Vosyr, Korg Audio Pocket or Caustic Editor for Volca Sample:"

Emu SP1200 with friends

Published on Sep 29, 2019 deepeightyeight

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Ballad of the Wind Fish (Yamaha DX7 & Moog Sub 37)

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Marcus Padrini

"Many game soundtracks, especially Nintendo classics, are memorable. With Link's Awakening's relaunch for Switch, this theme was on the head again, immediately. So this is a brief and simple version of Ballad of the Wind Fish with Yamaha DX7 and Moog Sub 37."

SunVox MPE Cello Synth

Published on Sep 28, 2019 cube48

"Fully synthesized cello-like MPE sound. Each MPE voice is played by single instance of SunVox’s MetaModule."

YAMAHA SY-1 Analog Synthesizer Vintage SN 5912

via this auction

Jupiter-8 (Sept 28, 2019)

Published on Sep 28, 2019 SynthMania

"Roland Jupiter-8 demos / improvs."

Two DW-8000's controlled with DW-8P

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Retroaktiv Synthesizers

"In this video, I'm using two DW-8000 synths, along with the 'velocity controlled ramp generator' feature of the DW-8P controller, to use velocity to "scoop" into notes. The harder I play, the more scoop there is. I also have an ASSIGN set up on the DW-8P, which routes my mod-wheel to control the VCF cutoff and DETUNE of both DW-8000s."

Sequential Prophet 5 with GFI specular reverb v3

Published on Sep 28, 2019 synthlegends

"Demo of the GFI specular reverb pedal with the SCI Prophet 5 rev. 3.3"

Real-Time Touch Control Surface For The Yamaha DX7IID Synthesizer

Published on Sep 25, 2019 george barlow

"Yamaha DX7 with real-time touch control panel. You can't do this stuff with menus. I wanted dynamic control, so I designed this touch-controller. It uses a unique design for reducing interference form external electrical noise, which lets it be very responsive...

The sensors I use are virtually immune to external electrical noise, which lets them be very responsive & reliable. This is a crude concept prototype. It uses midi to communicate with the synthesizer, and a parallel interface to an old laptop computer for the actual computing. Sure beats using menus."

via Synthtopia

01-The Behringer VC340 Vocoder-Part 1-Series Theme

Published on Sep 28, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is most of the music created for the Behringer VC340 demonstrative series. All vocoding was created with the VC340 (with the VC340 primarily, but a couple of instances of other synths connected to the external input). All string and human voice sounds are the VC340. The bass was recorded on a Behringer D. The drums were sequenced on a Korg Triton LE."

Sequential Prophet-6 Demos by Chris Bran

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Chris Bran

Some raw sounds on the Prophet-6.

Just pressing some buttons on the digitakt

Published on Sep 28, 2019 bananepoep

"More soon i’m just trying to get to know this awesome groovebox!!"

The First Songs to Use a Synth

Published on Sep 27, 2019 David Bennett Piano

"Most pop music today features ample synth, but when did the sound of the synthesizer first start featuring in pop and rock music? I take a look at some of pop music's synth pioneers, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Wendy Carlos, Paul Beaver and Max Crook."

Buchla doesn't get mentioned, but still a pretty cool video.

Brian Wilson talking about theramins late 80s-early 90s

Published on Jul 26, 2017 Elizabeth Haney

"This video ruined my life and I have a duty to reupload it"

Max Crook ( Del Shannon's keyboard player on Runaway )

Published on Apr 13, 2017 rockinkb

"Max talks about the musitron and the making of Runaway!"

Roland RD 2000 - Quick Jam with Mainstage

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive RD-2000 Stage Piano BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Ed Diaz Jams with an RD-2000 Stage Piano and Mainstage at Kraft Music.

The Roland RD-2000 stage piano is a dream come true for the performing keyboardist, delivering unmatched performance on stage and in the studio. A dedicated acoustic piano sound engine along with a second independent engine for electric pianos and other instruments provide a wealth of top-quality sounds. The RD-2000's PHA-50 hammer-action keyboard uses a hybrid wood and molded construction for premium touch and lasting durability, while knobs, sliders, a pitch/mod lever, and wheel controllers offer real-time control of sounds and effects. In addition, the RD-2000 features eight fully-assignable zones and two wave expansion slots for loading additional sounds from Roland's Axial website.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Roland RD-2000 stage piano bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new piano - at home, on stage, or in the studio. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Kilpatrick PHENOL Stereo Ambient Noise #TTNM

Published on Sep 28, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"An ambient noise piece with the PHENOL modular synthesizer. MORE INFO BELOW :)


I patched the Bandpass filter in a feedback loop to make it self-oscillate to use it as a VCO. Then I created a stereo autopan patch with a slow sine wave LFO, the Adder and two VCAs. And finally I set both envelopes into arpeggiator mode and to sequence the Bandpass filter and VCO 1, which is FM'ed by VCO 2. The aliasing and noise comes from the onboard lo-fi delay effect and the pop sound is the slow random LFO modulating the stereo position abruptly. I liked those artefacts so I left them in the patch as they are."

Moog ‘The Rogue’ 1981 Vintage Analog Synth SN 2465

Uploaded on Sep 28, 2019 George Pickering

via this auction

"Incredible vintage sound, and works near perfectly, except for TWO MINOR FLAWS:

1) The pot on the delay slider is loose, and the slider itself is slightly wobbly. The delay slider usually works as intended between 0% and about 25%, but then if you push it higher than 25% the note just drones on perpetually.

2) The wire on one side of the power transformer is loose, and so if the wire is bent at the wrong angle the synth won’t power on. However, I have the loose section of wire bound up tightly with electrical tape, which keeps things working as they should unless the wire is really twisted around badly. Plus I’m sure it would be a very easy fix."

Fluxwithit ASM HydraSynth Live Stream

test 2: streamyard with gh4,camlink HydraSynth Published on Sep 28, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

Update: New stream: Hydrasynth 10,200 oscillators at once!

Robert Langer plays synthesizer impro at Dutch Modular Fest

Published on Sep 28, 2019 icekingsun

Tangible Waves AE Modular system & Novation Circuit.

THREETOM modular / Steve's MS-22 Dual VCF / Sequenced modulation

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Threetom Modular

"Hi, my name is Tom, and I’m the guy behind THREETOM Modular Synthesizers, a small Eurorack business based in Belgium. Steve’s MS-22 is my first module. Steve’s MS-22 is a dual voltage controlled filter (inspired upon a classic OTA design) with an innovative modulation matrix and one of the highest function-to-hp ratios in the land of Eurorack.

Check out my latest demo video, where I sequence both the FCV and ACV inputs of Steve's MS-22. This leads to some very interesting results.

General features
- Dual VCF inspired by the Korg MS-20 OTA filter
- Low-pass into high-pass configuration
- Innovative modulation matrix allows CV control over all parameters
- Cut-off frequencies can be linked, resulting in a band pass filter with controlable bandwidth
- Bipolar monitoring LEDS for the LP, HP, resonance and gain CV signals
- One of the best functionality-to-size ratios in Eurorack with a width of 4 HP and a depth of 45 mm

I’m planning to make a small handbuilt batch available in the next weeks or so, price TBA.
More on"

an ambient groove - Modal Skulpt, Norns MLR , iOS Zeeon

Published on Sep 26, 2019 junklight

"I've been busy on other things & haven't made a video in a little while but watching Os from expert sleepers

& chords of Orion

doing live sets spurred me into action!"

Meet the Makers of Modular on TechCrunch

This one was spotted and sent in via Steve. You can find the article on TechCrunch here. It's pretty amazing to think how far the modular resurgence has come. Pictured is the father of eurorack himself, Dieter Dopfer.

"When Dieter Döpfer, the founder of music instrument manufacturer Doepfer, decided to launch a brand new modular synthesiser system in 1995, no one could have predicted what would follow. Today, his “Eurorack” format supports an ecosystem of hundreds of manufacturers that have collectively produced thousands of compatible modules used by famous musicians, such as Radiohead, Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin, and hobbyists alike.

Fuelled by passion not venture capital, most companies in the Eurorack space are neither startups nor established OEMs. Instead – and quite remarkably – the industry remains a long tail of boutique manufacturers, with some of the best-sellers still operating as one-person shops. Inspired by technology that is almost half a century old, and intentionally designed not to scale, these businesses might well be considered the anti-Crunch..."

THE SOLDIER WITH NO NAME | Synths: Prophet-12, Juno-106, Jupiter-80, SP-555.TR-808

Published on Sep 28, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Who is he?!?!"

6 SWEET SPOTS on the RED PANDA LAB Context and SE 02

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Pedals4Synths

Synare S3X vintage dual osc analog synth drum

via this auction

Novation Nova II

via this auction

Roland JD-800 SN ZC67754

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Works as a sound module ONLY. All the sliders, knobs, midi, audio works. Had the red glue issue before, all of the key weights are gone except for 3 keys. The last 2 keys has some glue residue but it was soak so it is no longer sticky. 3 keys appears lighter color than the rest of the keys. The last highest C key has a crack on the inside as seen in the picture. Cosmetically the front, side, rear, & bottom panels is in very good cosmetic shape with just minor marks/scratches."

YAMAHA CS15 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line SN 174900

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

DrumKid - Hackaday Prize 2019 final video

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Nerd On The Wire

"DrumKid, my open source drum machine, has made it through to the 2019 Hackaday Prize final! The finalists were asked to make a 5-minute video of their projects, so I made a new, better video of DrumKid in action.

DrumKid will be available to buy in November 2019 from my website:

You can see all the details of the project on my Hackaday page:"

Also see: Nerd On The Wire DrumKid "aleatoric" Drum Machine


Published on Sep 28, 2019 Dave 33543


Dreadbox presents The CHROMATIC MODULES

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Dreadbox

Details previously posted here.

Our new series of modules is almost here!
6 modules, 6 colours

HYSTERIA / performance VCO
EUDEMONIA / filter-mixer-VCA
NOSTALGIA / 3-stage delay
ATAXIA / dual modulator
DYSTOPIA / noise-crush-filter
UTOPIA / CV/audio manipulator

Available in December 2019
Price: 79-99 euros

Patch of the Week 25: volca modular + eurorack pitch quantization

Published on Sep 28, 2019 Korg

"Using the Blue Lantern Duo Quantize, the 2HP LFO, and the Intellijel uVCA, we send quantized pitch information into volca modular’s CV input. This is a way of sending external pitch information into volca modular from a eurorack source, because volca modular will scale eurorack volts/octave pitch control voltage into its internal voltage via its CV input"

Korg Patch of the Week videos

Friday, September 27, 2019

Red Panel meets Vintage S&H

Published on Sep 27, 2019 Todd Barton

"A deep dive of this patch at my
This patch is generated from a single Aries 300 S&H source offset and processed through 4 different oscillators/filters: Aries 300, Red Panel 158, Steiner-Parker Synthasystem & Microcon."

The Birth Of Brigitta

Published on Sep 27, 2019

"My Studio-88 is complete after nine years. As it's tradition for large modular systems to be given 'names', today we give her a name."

1976 Roland System 100 Synthesizer Brochure, 4p

via this auction

"Excellent Condition. Near Mint. Vintage, Roland System 100 synthesizer brochure. 1976, 4 pages.Big fold out pics of synthesizer..."

Roland Promars (MRS-2), fully serviced, with IO MIDI

via this auction

"This was recently gone over by a reputable tech here in Philly (Belltone): they recapped the power supply, made it US-voltage compaitble, and fully calibrated it. The previous owner installed the IO midi interface, and this comes with the rather rare original hard case! It spent most of its like in the hands of a collector, and it shows! Everything is working 100% and this is ready to rock your world.

The Promars is hugely underrated and I would argue it's one of Roland's best monosynths--it's the only one they made that has two oscillators AND two sub-oscillators! It captures the patch-saving technology of the late-70s, while retaining that classic Roland tone."

Kawai SX240 8 Voice 2 DCO Synth w/ 1 Sub SSM Filters Split/Layer/Midi & Tauntek OS

via this auction

"Straight to the point - it has just 1 functional issue (which for a gear perfectionist like myself makes me crazy). Absolutely everything works fantastic - it is in excellent condition and extremely well serviced. In all of the regular voice modes all 8 voices/2 OSC/Sub perform wonderfully - as designed. As do all buttons, knobs, display, outputs. But - when you switch to layered/split mode it drops a voice. 7 sound. All 8 sound in regular mode - 7 in layer/split. To be honest - it is quite usable regardless and in the mix it is not going to be noticeable. But if you are super-particular about perfect equipment and something like this would just bug you (like it does me) - it isn't the synth for you.

Apart from this the SX-240 is a great sounding instrument that bridges the pre-80's and 80's sound nicely. Though it has SSM filters and an ensemble effect it is not a PolySix, and it's definitely not a Juno - it truly sits in it's own pocket. Very musical. Not many 8 voice analog polys out there - to begin with - and fewer that can layer and split. Has the "ensemble" effect, HPF, Ring Mod, Patch storage. Etc Etc. And Tauntek OS increases midi control." Pic of the inside.

New Ciat-Lonbarde Quatrax

Quatrax Test Published on Sep 27, 2019 Peter B

"It has 14 bars, a master pitch, chaos and a new, master timbre knob!"

Video from the maker himself.

Update: "The Quatrax Organ shall be a new device in the summer of 2019. It has 14 tunable barres and three master knobs: pitch, timbre, and chaos. Order now to get on the waitlist. Orders shall be filled in the order they were received, when it becomes available."

Priced at $1,820.00 USD.

Kilpatrick PHENOL Audio Demo Patch (with notes!) #TTNM

Published on Sep 27, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Trying out the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol modular synthesizer. READ BELOW!


This is a melodic FM patch without any external control inputs. So no MIDI sequencing, etc.

Patch document:

Product Website:

The Phenol is a self-contained modular synth, using the fun banana patch cables to connect its built-in modules. It features a unique dual envelope section (one of which acts as an arpeggiator in this video), a random generator, lo-fi delay and of course VCOs, Filters, VCAs, and more, forming a very complete synthesizer package."

Rucci Handmade 8-Bit Power Synth, Maximal Drone And 16 Step Sequencer

Published on Sep 27, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Rucci Electronics has an interesting take on compact pedal format synthesizers. The have both 8-Bit digital synths and rich drone synths with tons of oscillators and a filter. Their 16 step sequencer has multiple sequencer modes that can produce more complex results than most analog style sequencers.

The 8-Bit Power Synth has a built in keyboard as well as CV input. It can play back single notes or arpeggiated sequences the way retro video games did, and also has a drum loop mode. The Maximal Drone has six oscillators for creating incredibly thick drone sounds. The CV input on it sags the voltage to the circuit, changing the pitch as well as the sound of the synth."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit! See the support page for details. Thank you to all who support the site!

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