Saturday, November 30, 2019

Rush - Subdivisions (Bass Guitar/Synthesizer Cover)

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Bobby Shock

"Rush - Subdivisions (Bass Guitar/Synthesizer Cover).

Performed by Bobby Shock.

Instruments used:
-Rickenbacker 4003 with Rotosound Roto Bass 100-40 strings played through a Peavey Mark IV head and Ampeg 4x10 cabinet.
-Korg Lambda Synthesizer (main pads).
-Yamaha MX49 (Synth Lead).

Rush - Subdivisions off of Signals (1982) from Mercury Records.
I do not own this music.

Original music:"

Micro Transmission 002: Eurorack Modular - Hermod + Pluck + Disting + Black Hole + Zoia

Published on Nov 30, 2019 A Box In The Sea

"Micro transmissions is a series combining different Eurorack modules in a 62hp Intellijel case with the 1010 Music Black Box, the Empress Effects Zoia, Midi Fighter Twister, Touche and the Launchpad X.

Ver 002 = Squarp Hermod, Mutable Instruments Plaits, 2HP Pluck, Music Thing Radio Music, Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 and MK3, Erica Synths Black Hole DSP, Ornament and Crime, Intellijel Zeroscope, VCA and Outs."

A Box In The Sea Micro Transmissions


Published on Nov 30, 2019 synths colors

Roland MC-707 synth jam

Published on Nov 30, 2019 calleguitarguy

"Roland MC-707 jam.
All sounds from the Roland MC-707
Zen-core synth engine groovebox played via external midi keyboard and internal sequencer."

Introducing Bit Boy Studio

Premiered 4 minutes ago SidTracker 64

"From the makers of SidTracker 64, introducing the chiptune legacy on the iPad inspired by the Game Boy classic. Bit Boy Studio.

#BitBoy #GameBoy #Game Boy #Chiptune #ipad #nes #amiga #c64 #tracker #famitracker #protracker #arcarde #chip"

Retro Synthesizer Music -- Saltfjellet ( long version)

Published on Nov 30, 2019 KWILLU

Lots of Korg Trident in this one.

"Here is the long version of the melody Saltfellet. The music was made for the Nordlandsbanen minute by minute. The original made then was only at 2:30 min. Had a very short deadline therefore became very short.
so after several years I decided to make long versions.

The Nordlandsbanen minute by minute is a television program that was first broadcast on NRK2 on Saturday, December 29, 2012. The program was watched by over one million and was considered a great success for NRK. [1]

The program lasts for 9 hours and 50 minutes and follows the day train from Trondheim to Bodø minute by minute through four seasons. This is unlike the minute by minute Hurtigruten not a direct broadcast, but in return, a total of 4 recordings - one for each season. During the broadcast, the various recordings are alternated, so you can see the whole stretch how it was in the different seasons.

The reason for the program being produced is that it is 50 years since the Nordlandsbanen was completed until Bodø."

You can find additional posts featuring KWILLU here.

A Favorite Eurorack Multi-FX Module // Endorphins Milky Way Overview

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"Milky Way has solved my want for a Multi-FX module that didn't take up too much space in my case! Here are a few of my favorite FX." Milky Way

New ADDAC603 VC Triple Bandpass Filter

Published on Nov 30, 2019 ADDAC System

"Here's the Overview video for ADDAC603 VC Triple Bandpass Filter

At ADDAC we’ve been in love with Bandpass Filters for a long time! We use them in several different ways but mostly as dynamic equalisers at the end of an audio chain for ever-changing timbral qualities with slow modulations on frequency and volume. Slightly or drastically changing the character of the incoming sound just by controlling a few parameters and adjusting the modulation speed. And while this method is a personal preference of ours while developing such module we soon realised that some features would give it other aural qualities and so we started by adding a dedicated feedback control so that each filter could self-oscillate while making this control independent from the Bandwidth control. Also added an amplifier x3 or x100 at each of the inputs in order to create soft or hard distortions turning it into a controllable 3 band distortion!

3 independent Bandpass filters each with:
Input gain up to x3 or x100 via a switch
VC Frequency with attenuverter
VC Bandwidth with attenuverter
6 or 12db (1 or 2 poles) Switch
Individual output VC Amplifier with attenuverter
Phase output switch

3 bands summing mix plus Dry control with attenuverter

Inputs are Normalled: 1 to 2 to 3 allowing for the three bandpass filters to be used either for the same input source or from three independent sources.

Filters and VCA’s developed with the modern version of SSM2164 from CoolAudio for pristine sound quality.

Tech Specs:
3.5 cm deep
250mA +12V
250mA -12V"

Chase Bliss Thermae + ARP Odyssey first jam

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Flohr

"Some space noodles with the Thermae and Karp. Ody is getting midi from Keystep which is clocking my modular and sending some random QCD clocks to the Thermae tap input. Reverb from Valhalla Vintage Verb."


Chase Bliss Thermae + ARP Odyssey Part 2

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Flohr

"More space noodling. Additional delay on the Thermae from Ableton Echo. Valhalla Vintage Verb on everything."


Published on Nov 30, 2019 Arnaud Music.

Sequential Prophet 6
Sequential OB6
Analog Four

Yamaha Portasound PSS-460 FM keyboard demo - "Night Vision"

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Alfonse

"Yamaha Portasound PSS-460 keyboard (1986)
All sounds you hear in the track were made using the PSS-460; some were run through delay pedals (the Vestax DDX vintage digital delay and the more recent Boss DD7). All parts were recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, and reverb were added as required. I also double-tracked the lead synth part (each part tuned fractionally differently) to give it a fatter sound. Individual drum hits were sampled from slowed-down rhythms and processed to allow fresh beats to be built, rather than using the rhythms found on the PSS-460 itself.

The aim of these videos is to see what you can create using sounds from ageing home keyboards together with current production tools. The 460 was one of a few of Yamaha's PSS range to use the same YM3812 sound-generating chip used in the Soundblaster soundcards of the late 80s/90s.

Synth settings are editable via the sliders on the top right of the control panel. If you have one of these keyboards and want to recreate the sounds, here are the parameters:

Bluesynth (edited): 2 5 1 1 3 3
Synth 1: 2 3 5 4 5 3
Vibes (edited): 5 5 5 5 3 3
Synth 2 (bell): 3 5 3 1 3 3

Music: "Night Vision" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse
Download here:


Korg DW 8000 Demo

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Synthdude

"Sounds and features of this classic Korg poly synth."

CRUMAR BIT99 | Analog Synthesizer 1985 | HD DEMO

Published on Nov 29, 2019 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2019 by AnalogAudio1

Synthesizer demo of the analog synthesizer Crumar Bit99 from 1985.

For reverb effects, a Lexicon MPX 500 was used, along with a Korg SDD-3000 for delay effects. The sounds were programmed by me.

The Bit99 is a nice fully programmable polysynth with warm analog sounds made in Italy. It has been developed by Mario Maggi, the developer of the Elka Synthex! It has a velocity sensitive keyboard and MIDI. 2 DCOs, 2 LFOs, 24dB lowpass filters, 2 ADSR envelopes, noise, make many different sounds possible."


Published on Jan 10, 2012 Mrquaqua1

"This is a demonstration of the sounds that can be made through the use of the VOX Octavoice I. I believe it was made in 1968 and is very rare. For more info"

Note this is the first one to be featured on MATRIXSYNTH. Hadn't seen one before now. Spotted it in the listing below and found the video above.

via this auction


Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Roland TR-09 Rhythm Composer SN Z4H9594 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Soundtronics MFOS Soundlab MIDI Ultimate with Arturia Keystep in Wooden Case

Published on Jul 6, 2019 Torsten Spiller

"A very first demonstration of the Soundtronics Midi Ultimate which is based on the MFOS Soundlab Ultimate. I made a special version of my DCASE that the Midi Ultimates fits in."

via this auction

"The MIDI Ultimate project is a fully-featured analogue synth with a performance comparable to many commercially available instruments. The MIDI Ultimate is an evolution of the (MFOS) Sound Lab Ultimate design by the late Ray Wilson who is credited for much of the design which has been reproduced with kind permission of in the US.

Synth Features
Three Musically Accurate Voltage Controller Oscillators (VCOs) with sawtooth and variable width pulse wave forms, pulse width modulation, hard-sync, log CV inputs.
Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter (VCF) 12db/Oct doubles as a sine wave oscillator
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)with log response
White Noise Generator
Active 8 Channel Mixer for all VCO waveforms, noise and external input
Two Attack, Decay, Sustain & Release Envelope Generators (ADSR)
Two Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO) with square, ramp, triangle and sawtooth waveforms
Repeat Gate Generator that can also double as another square wave LFO)
Sample & Hold (S&H) with variable sample rate and glide
Toggle Switch Patching with potentiometer mixing
Echo Effect Sound Processor
MIDI to CV Interface with 1-16 channel selector switch, responds to all 128 MIDI note keys
Headphones and Line output
Integral +/- 12Vdc Power supply Regulator (needs external 12Vac 500mA plug top adaptor)
DIY Construction with through hole components
Single board design with PCB mounted pots and switches eliminates panel wiring"

Waldorf Attack Percussion Synthesizer

via this auction

"Very cool and uncommon drum synth. Works great!"

Yellow highlight version. You can find a demo of one here.

Dinsync RE-303 Black

via this auction

"Awesome 303 replica. You know what it is and how sick it can be 😎"

See the seller's other items for more.

Exploring Generate 3

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Joranalogue Audio Design

"Join modular synthesist Gregory Delabelle (Nordlys) for a 20-minute exploration of Generate 3's sonic capabilities. Sound only, no talking, no effects (except for a touch of reverb)."

20191130CS01 SNAPPER 7 FUJIOKA GT Sound

Published on Nov 30, 2019 ryouichi harada


Patch of the Week 34: Formant/Talking Style Bass on monologue

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Korg

"The Korg monologue’s LFO has some really cool fast settings that can be used to create gnarly audio rate modulations. We use those to create a formant/talking style bass sound on monologue."

Korg Patch of the Week videos

Friday, November 29, 2019

Type To Rhythm Machine Black Friday Livestream

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Type to Rhythm Machine is an interactive live stream that converts YouTube chat messages into musical patterns using synthesizers in our Burbank, CA showroom. Join in on the chat and watch as your messages turn into sound! Check out our Signal article about how to interact with the Type to Rhythm Machine:

Type to Rhythm Machine uses a Moog Grandmother for basslines, a Behringer RD-8 for drums, Roland JU-06A for pads, an Erica Pico System III for leads, and a Make Noise Mimeophon for background ambience and sound effects. We're using some node.js tricks and Cycling '74's Max 8 to convert text into meaningful musical phrases, and SSL's SiX desktop console ties together all the sounds to send along to the stream.

Take a break from your Black Friday shopping and make some noise!

Check out our Black Friday sale here:

*Zelda Month* VGM #169: Kass' Theme (Breath of the Wild) Synth Funk Cover

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Amie Waters

"Sorry this one took so long! November got the best of me, so I am extending Zelda Month to December! I still got more track to cover, and the Patreon Poll is where I am pulling that from, so go vote to have a say in the last couple Zelda songs for 2019!


Moog One Jam!

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"I gave myself 2 hours to improvise a piece using the Moog One and other analogue instruments including DSI Tempest, Minimoog, Vintage Vibe Vibanet and 64 Deluxe. All one take no fixes, I hope you enjoy!"


via this auction


via this auction

Roland HS-60 80s Juno 106 Variant

via this auction

"For those who don’t know, these are functionally identical to the Juno 106 with the addition of built-in speakers and accompanying amplifiers. Also has a mix-in feature so one can run other devices through the onboard amp & speakers. To bypass the speakers for studio use, insert any 1/4” plug into the headphone jack."

Kurzweil V.A.S.T. Physical Modelling?

Published on Nov 29, 2019 cube48

"Hey, I'm crude boy and so is my physical modelling 'proof of concept' V.A.S.T. Program and lame A maj scale impro.
Layer generates bandpassed and shaped noise, modulated by MonoPressure, ModWheel and FUN. Pitch is achieved in FX section by series of '374 PitcherB' algorithms tuned with modulated Pitch by GKeyNum and PtchOffs by PWheel. At the end of FX chain body resonance is faked with adjusted '384 Woodenize' algorithm. It's crude string synthesis with a lot of noise artefacts, limited articulation (there's still plenty of room for improvement) but it's funny how V.A.S.T. can be bent.

PC3 Program can be downloaded here:

P.S.: Yes, there is no keybed on my PC3. It was simply interferring with Linnstrument too much so it's meticulously uninstalled, packed and safely stored :-)"

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CONTROL in New York is having a 10% Off Holiday Sale.

Perfect Circuit in Burbank/LA is having up to 40% off select products.

Signal Sounds in Glasgow, Scotland is having a seasonal sale.

Kraft Music in Wisconsin is having a Black Friday sale here.

Three Wave Music in New Jersey is having a Black Friday sale here (scroll down for details). is having a holiday sale, details here.

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Let's Play with Lagrange

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Tim Webb

"iceGear has never made a synth I didn't like, and this is one I absolutely LOVE! Lagrange's impressive combination of algorithms and different routing options makes this one extremely powerful synth!

Lagrange on App Store:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: Or you can support me on Timmeon if you don't like Patreon: (Patrons of these campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

UNO Drum Anthology Library Demo: Using Roland 909 808 606 and 33 Samples

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A quick demo using some the Roland sounds in thew huge Anthology Library for the UNO Drum. I'll be uploading a walkthrough soon, but enjoyed playing it so much I thought I'd upload this short demo as a bit of a preview."

THREETOM modular / Steve's MS-22 Dual VCF / Envelope and sub modulation

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Threetom Modular

"I'm THREETOM modular, a small modular synthesizer company based in Belgium. Steve's MS-22 is my first module. I also do SMD repairs and DIY assembly.

Leading up to the release, I will be updating the website (so far, I've added a new page that explains the philosophy behind ThreeTom). I'll also release another demo video, showing off the MS-22's resonance, ability to serve as a surprisingly complex drone generator and as a pinged percussion source."

More on THREETOM on :
More info on Steve's MS-22 dual VCF on
And check out THREETOM's Philosophy here:

And a few demos by Mr. Steve O’Hear:

Pic of Steve's MS-22 Dual VCF being calibrated.

You can find additional posts featuring Steve's MS-22 Dual VCF here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Dreadbox Erebus V3 - 50 Custom Patches

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Anton Anru

Dreadbox Erebus 3 - "Floating Matter" - 50 Patches

"Several months ago we took the synth for a test and we fell in love with it immediately. So we decided to create the soundset to express our passion to Erebus.

The bank consists of 50 patches:
10 Bass
16 Leads
8 Pads
10 Plucks
6 Sequences

As the synth is fully analog, there’s no way to save timbres.
The only way to share the patches is a «classical» cookbook, a catalog with images of the patches.

Also, you get an audio file, demo for each patch, in order to listen to the way it should sound if the patch is recreated correctly.

Moreover each page of the catalog includes notes that help you to create the patch or give the ideas of how to tweak it after it’s done.

Each patch includes modulation via ModWheel.
This gives an opportunity to control expression of the timbre and morph the sound between different states.

The patches are of different level of complexity.

Some are quite simple, musical and suitable for many purposes.
Some are pretty tricky and will delight the experiments lovers.

The heart of the synth is its patchbay.
For creating different kind of timbres up to 6 patchcords were used.

Make sure you have at least 6 patchcords to recreate these patches."

Sequence Modeler PitchDiktat PitchIntegrator Demo

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Time_Controlled_Organism

"Demo of 3 modules from LifeFormModular plugin for vcv rack

Please find manual for the modules at :

Please also note that I've just sent an update to the plugin manager (v 1.0.2) fixing a bug in PitchIntegrator that would not behave normally if scaling wasn't on."

VCV Rack Live Stream - Push VST

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Omri Cohen

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

Here is the final patch -"

Winter Modular Eloquencer

via this auction

"Winter Modular Eloquencer in perfect working condition. It has been in a case as long as I have owned it. Minor rack rash from the mounting screws, other than that it's in perfect shape. This is a very powerful 8 channel sequencer, one of the best sequencer in the eurorack world."

Bucharest Modular Meet 2019

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Dualtrx

"Almost 12 hours of modular playing on November 10th compressed in a minute and a half video.
Again, thank you all for coming, sharing and tag along! Many thanks to Arturia & DjSuperStore for the support! Enjoy the after video and synth you later!

Videography: Gabriel Copoeru / Eduard Schneider / Ionut Avadanei
Edit: Marian Ciungu
Music: Dualtrx"

Crumar Composer - Improvisation and noodling

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Italian Vintage Stuff!

"A video to show some of the textures and sounds you can get out of the Crumar Composer, a mono and poly synth, string machine and organ, all in one instrument.
Skipped some of the things on board, such as the organ section, mono-section after touch and the rather limited breath control (!)"

Italian Vintage Stuff! Reverb Shop

Midnight Drive 3 :Arcade

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Espen Kraft

"The arcade. I spent so many hours there back in the late 80s. Now there are no arcades left in my area. As a reminder of what it used to be, and what it meant to me I give you this track.
Get the track here:

Apple Music:

A huge thanks to Neil and Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade in Portland Oregon for giving me access to original footage from inside their arcade.
Please visit their site here:

Intro graphics - Badzhoo on Pixabay
Cover photo - Jiroe on Unsplash
Female narration at end part - Amber Nykole

Song made with the following gear:
Korg DSS-1
Yamaha DX7
Yamaha TX802
Akai S612
Akai S1000
Roland S-10
Roland JX-8P
Roland TR-626"

Advanced Sound Editing with YAMAHA PortaSound PSS-480

Published on Nov 23, 2019 adnmusic

"Advanced Sound Editing with YAMAHA PortaSound PSS-480
No talking, No FX, only LIVE sound edition.

Mostly tweaked unplayable and rather ugly sounds.

Parameters :
0 : Operator 1 Attack
1 : Operator 2 Attack
2 : Operator 1 Decay
3 : Operator 2 Decay
4 : Operator 1 Frequency
5 : Operator 2 Frequency
6 : Feedback Level
7 : Modulation Level Operator 1 to Operator 2
8 : Total Level"

Moog The Source Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Signed by Bob Moog! SN 3948

via this auction

"I went to Berklee College of Music from 1995-99. This was the height of the analog synth resurgence, and there was a thriving market of classic analog synths in Boston. I picked this up from an independent dealer for about $500 if I remember correctly. It looks and works today as well as it did when I got it.

While at Berklee, I got to attend a small gathering of students and faculty to hear Bob Moog speak about his storied career. I had lugged the Source to the event, so when I got to meet him and chat afterwards, I asked him to sign it. He kind of chuckled but he accommodated my request. I know the Source was not one of his originals, but it had a special place in my heart from playing a friend’s while in high school, and it still had the Moog name."

Korg-800 DV Synthesiser SN 5271

via this auction

Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 710060

via this auction

"A rare chance to pick one of these up in full working order and backed by warranty.

Restored to a high standard a few years ago – this will ship following a full run-through by our head synth tech, James Walker. It is housed in a stunning custom-built walnut case that more than compliments this synth’s deserved status as a true classic. While the original restoration was performed to a very high standard, this synth will not leave us until James has been over it in detail and we are 100% happy to put our name (and warranty!) to it."

MacBeth M5N 65 Pound Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

65 pound synth.

""An extremely rare chance to bid on a MacBeth M5N (less than 100 ever made) semi modular synthesiser designed by Ken MacBeth. This is the latest version of the M5 with the modded envelopes which are a lot "snappier" and the filters have been modded to improve S/N. Otherwise the M5N is just a new paintjob and and new slider caps. The sound of the MacBeth is just phenominal...from some of the videos and interviews on the web it seems that Ken took the best of his favourite synths (EMS VCS3, Arp 2600 and MiniMoog) and created a real analogue from scratch using discrete components (no chips) and to my ears this is a real success...its got the qualities of all of the synths which is weird as you end up saying things like "thin but warm", "fat and ethereal" which just doesnt make sense...until you hear the M5N.

Steel housing with three VCOs each with Subosc, Sync function and diverse Waveforms,
Ext. In,
Lag processor,
Two LFOs,
24dB Filter,
12dB Filter,
VCA (x2),
panning module and diverse connection possibilities.
60 Dials and Switches,
minimum 62 partly self-switching patch sockets and more.
Internal Power supply is expected
Internal Spring Reverb
no midi."

This is made in EU, so is 230 volt, and needs transformer to operate in U.S..

Cannot ship this, it weighs over 65 pounds and is the largest synth in my collection. Pickup in North West Oregon or western Washington only!"

Mutable Instruments Ambika with 4 Extra Filter Cards

via this auction

"Mutable Instruments Ambika in a custom black metal case. This is a Hybrid Digital/Analog 6 voice Poly Synth. The Analog filters installed in it (6x 4p) give it a very Juno like filter sound. I am also including 4 additional filter cards (2xSMR4, 2xSVF) in case you want to mix and match filters and of course the power supply. Fully functional and in great shape. This unit was originally built by a commercial shop in Chicago so you know its done right."

Yamaha CS 30 vintage analog synthesizer SN 3107

via this auction

"The Yamaha CS-30 is a 44 key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring dual signal paths (oscillator/filter/amp), an LFO (external, saw:down|up, sine, square, S/H, waveforms), ring mod, 3 envelopes (IAADR, dual ADSR), external filter input, an 8 note single track step sequencer, and CV/gate IO. Each signal path features an oscillator (saw and pulse waveforms) with FM and portamento, noise, and resonant low|high|band pass filter."

Yamaha CS-30 Demo

Published on Jun 4, 2012 DavidH

"30 minutes de cs-30"

Roland JUPITER-8 - Ambient Arpeggiator Music | Synth Demo

Published on Nov 29, 2019 synth4ever

"Roland Jupiter-8 synth demo -- playing relaxing ambient arpeggiator music on Jupiter 8 analog synth from Roland.

This ambient chill-out music created via Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer arpeggiator, filter/envelope adjustments, LFO modulations + Ventris reverb.

Filmed at in Montreal, Quebec (Canada)."


Published on Nov 29, 2019 sonicstate

"We ping 5 Eurorack filters with a simple trigger, to create different tones and rhythms using resonance, and modulation.

Filters used: Malekko WIARD Borg Filter, AJH Synth Sonic XV Diode Ladder, MakeNoise QPAS, Intellijel Polaris and SQWK Dirty."

Behringer TD-3-SR proper ACID tweakage

Published on Nov 29, 2019 SuicideServer

"First testdrive of the new Behringer TD-3 and oh Boy did Uli and the Crew deliever. This thing is straight out of a mental asylum on Acid."

2019/11 - TQ5P800JX8P

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Stereoping

"a quite crazy but funny composition exercise using 4 vintage synthesizers and a midified italian analogue drumbox. Gear: Roland JX-8P, Korg Poly-800, Yamaha TQ-5 (through Böhm Phasing Rotor & Boss SE-50) and Roland JV-1080 (through Roland DEP-5)."

Korg Volca Drum & 16 Step synth sequencer

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Mr. Pinkie PIG

"Kronon is the first person to buy this device from us and record a video on working with Korg Volca Drum"

See the Mr. Pinkie Pig label below for more.

Xaoc Odessa & Hel quick patch

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Xaoc Devices

"This is a polyphonic patch with Xaoc Odessa and Hel. Three voices of oscillator are controlled by Hel expander. Signal taken from Odessa is recorded without any further processing."

CASIO CZ-1 | Chapter ONE: 7 Factory Patches

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Alba Ecstasy


Spoiler alert! Don't expect a synth-pop-vintage-medley-hits-whatever-demo! Only a demo of some sounds I could use in my future #ambient tracks!

So: I got this piece of vintage gear. #CasioCZ1
I underestimated it in the past. A lot!
Now, there are three days since I have it and has become the center piece of my studio!
Sounds warm, deep, fat and the lower register is immersing your soul! And I even like the noise comes out of it! It sends me back to the 80's, in a moment!

Patches I played in Operation Memory mode (tone mix & key split): B5, C5-C8, F1, G8.
I added reverb from the Eventide Blackhole plugin.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Roland JUPITER-Xm - (Firmware Ver.1.03) - Outdoor DEMO "Warmin' up"

Published on Nov 28, 2019 gattobus

"The new Roland JUPITER-Xm (FW ver.1.03) has an internal sensor measuring the temperature of the internal circuitry, simulating the oscillators drift like real analog synthesizers. It takes less than 10 minutes tu fully warm up... The result is an alive, warm and three-dimensional sound.
You can also adjust the temperature manually, change the warm up time. and keep your favourite initial temperature if you set the aging parameter to 'FIXED'.

This performance was played in real time and recorded outdoor.
Jupiter-Xm (battery operated) recorded straight to Roland R-07 digital pocket recorder.

I used 5 parts in total: a JUNO-106 emulation, two JUPITER-8 parts, an SH-101 and a Drum Part.
Everything from this little beast...
I think, from now on, Jupiter-Xm is my favourite Synthesizer!!! :D"

Moog Spectravox (2019 Moogfest Engineer Workshop Build)

via this auction

"Pro built along Moog Engineers at the 2019 Moogfest Engineer Workshop. One of a max of 119 units offered up to the public (I know of one unit which wasn't made available, and not all 120 slots in the workshops were filled)."

You can find demos of the Spectravox in previous posts here.

Vintage Synclavier II Digital Synthesizer Decal Bumper Case Sticker

via this auction

"Vintage Synclavier II Digital Synthesizer Decal Bumper Sticker. Approximately 3" X 11"

Good condition for it's age."

Acidlab MIAMI

via this auction

Korg MS-10 SN 136735

via this auction

"Calibrated, tested and fully working condition.
Some wear here and there, check photos. But overall good shape."

Roland SH-3A Synthesizer

via this auction

Dream Movement - Yamaha Reface CS

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Graham Bole

"All sounds performed on the Yamaha Reface CS.
(amazing little synth)

Valhalla Shimmer & VintageVerb used.

All video is free stock footage."

Yamaha CS and DX Reface - The Fog

Published on Oct 1, 2019 Graham Bole

"Doing some of the fog theme by John Carpenter. Valhalla vintage and shimmer reverb also used.
Piano by the DX, Synth and bass by the CS."

The synths behind Mike Oldfield.

Published on Oct 18, 2019 Richard García

"A musical review of some of the different synthesizers used by Mike Oldfield in his discography." Tubular Bells & more.

Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330, ARP String Ensemble, Roland SH-2000, Ensoniq SD-1, Roland JD-800, Roland JD-990, Korg M1, and Roland D50.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Synthesis Technology E520 Hyperion Processor *PROTOTYPE!* // Next generation Eurorack FX

Published on Nov 28, 2019

"**TIMING INDEX BELOW, SKIP AROUND!!!* Here's the early prototype of the new E520 Hyperion Processor from Synthesis Technology. To me this is really the next generation of audio processing and FX in the Eurorack format. Having the prototype to play around with I wanted to get this out to show you the great sounds already in the unit, which is constantly getting updates and new features even at this stage. Head to the links below to support it on Kickstarter and for more info.



00:00 Hello etc etc

00:57 Video patch previews

02:26 Features and walkthrough

03:25 Resampling Mini-Delay (Tape, BBD, Clean)

06:01 Stereo Pitch Shifter

08:34 Stereo Frequency Shifter (+ Ring Modulation)

12:40 Spectral Delay + Pitch Shifter

13:57 Stereo Shimmer Reverb (patch one)

17:05 Stereo Shimmer Reverb (patch two)

18:05 Spectral Crusher

19:41 Stereo Flanger Delay (with LUSH diffusion!)

21:43 Auto Wah

22:02 Stereo Chorus

23:29 Spectral Time Machine (doing this real time is NUTS!)

26:37 Phaser

*THIS VIDEO WAS NOT SPONSORED - the prototype is on loan to try out and I decided to share a video playing around with it.* "

OP-1 synth track expanded in Ableton with UVI and Samples From Mars

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"A few weeks ago, I made a track with the OP-1 (OP-1 synth sounds and initial track idea with cats is the first part of this adventure). This video shows what happens after pulling the OP-1 track stems into Ableton Live and then reinforcing the composition with sounds from the UVI Digital Synsations collection which captures the spirit of the late 80s/early 90s Rompler synths from the likes of Roland, Kawai, and Ensoniq. There are also sounds from the always excellent Samples From Mars.

The first half of the video looks at the sounds I added to the arrangement with Ableton Live and the second half is a music video with the finished track.

Note: I am not sponsored or supported by these brands. All instruments were bought or downloaded using my own funds or on my own initiative. All opinions are my own.

The footage from the music video comes from the alien planet simulator, Inside The Void:

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 illustration in the thumbnail is from:

Keyboard and Roland JV880 footage shot with a Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i
Screen footage captured with Quicktime
Video edited and produced in Final Cut Pro X"

SEIKO DS250 + DS310 Vintage Synthesizer System Short Test

OK prov Published on Nov 28, 2019 Scienceforce

DSI Pro 2 & TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2

Published on Nov 28, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 2 - Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

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"This one is in fair cosmetic condition and working 100%. It was recently serviced by a Greg Montalbano in Oakland, California. As you can see, this is a Rev 2. I generally do not sell vintage synthesizers in this kind of cosmetic condition, but I decided not to do any cosmetic restoration in order to keep the cost down. The unit works great and stays in tune well. It does have the cassette in/out installed as you can see."

Steve Levine | Revisiting New Wave with V Collection

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Arturia

Arturia V Collection on Amazon

"No one starts by producing records for Culture Club and The Beach Boys straight away, but Levine’s humble beginnings as a tape-op and tea boy and CBS Studios in the mid-70s put him at the right place, at the right time to witness an amazing change happen in the industry."

SOLITUDE: Sequential OB-6 | Novation PEAK | Roland JU-06A | Casio CZ-1 | Analog Four

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Alba Ecstasy


Enough promo! ☝️ So, my friend Robert - send him your good thoughts and prayers, please 😔 - had to leave the country - and left his #SequentialOB6 in my custody!
..and I put it to work! Here's accompanied by the #NovationPEAK, #RolandJU06A, Korg Radias, Virus Ti2, Casio CZ-1, Digitakt and Analog Four.
Just a classic Berlin School.
My apologies to you, guys, for taking the call from my wife, but... if you're married you know things... 😂

The Big Feast (TX Wiggles 51)

Published on Nov 28, 2019 poorness studios

"Happy Thanksgiving all. I wanted to do a video for Thanksgiving so I came up with this. It's mainly just a morphing digital oscillator on top of a looping sequence with an Thanksgiving-themed audio track playing off my old iPod. It sounded pretty cool though."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

An Overview of new modules and collections in VCV Rack - November 2019

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Omri Cohen

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

00:00 - RJ Modules -
01:01 - Count Modula -
02:27 - Sonus Modular -
03:31 - Racket Science -
04:38 - Mockba Modular -
05:50 - ComputerScare -
06:15 - BogAudio -
08:16 - NEX -
10:09 - VCV Pulses
11:11 - Tiny Tricks -
13:00 - nysthi -
14:17 - MindMeld -
15:56 - Orange Line -
17:16 - SV Modular -
18:36 - Kocmoc -
19:39 - 23 Volts -
21:47 - MSM -
22:19 - Nozoid -
22:49 - Bidoo -
23:29 - DHE -
24:44 - ZZC -"

BEHRINGER CRAVE - live jam / attack mode

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Aux Out

"Sixth live jam with my new Behringer Crave synths. Welcome to the bassline of doom.
You can buy my music and support me here:

The upper synth plays the melody. The lower one plays the bass.

I used this software:
Ableton Live
Valhalla Shimmer
TAL Chorus LX
Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro"

Chronos Signature - Downtempo Konstruktor (samplepack)

Published on Nov 26, 2019 LFOstore

"Chronos Signature - Downtempo Konstruktor


A Sample Based Sound Library @ 100 BPM Root "C"
Styles: downtempo, idm, trip-hop, chillout, breaks.

485 high quality 24/44 wav samples: one shots & loops

Gear Used:
Arturia MatrixBrute
Korg Radias
Buchla Essel
Korg Monologue
Korg Arp Odyssey
Lennar Digital Sylienth
Various FX Modules

Splitted on 9 Boxes:

Analog Box - various analog sounds, basses, sequences,arps, fx, leads, drones.
Complex Box - various ambient sounds, sequences, modular sounds, drones
Digital Box - various sequences
Loops Box - clean & processed loops
Modular Box - various unusual loops. sequences, comples sounds & fx
Sequence Box - analog sequences
Time Box - vintage & modern sounds from classic synth
Vintage Box - vintage style sequences
Wavetable Box - most complex box contains all type of sounds."

Roland JV1080 vs XV-5080 - Direct Comparsion

Published on Nov 28, 2019 LFOstore

"Long time descussion & question: how this two modules sounds & is there any difference in sounds?

We are using our 'Planet XV' soundset for this demonstration:

Use headphones to hear difference.

Spoiler: due to modern convertors of XV it sound less low and much more in mid-hi spectre.

JV sounds more vintage & gritty with more low and less mid/hi."

Synth Spotting at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Some Macy's parade synth spotting in via Dub Assembly.

Nord Electro 5D during Chicago’s performance, followed by a Roland Ax-Synth during the Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performance, and an Access Virus TI from 2018! :)

SOLAR 50 | Big Drone synth (prototype) Jam in "Machine Room" Kiev, Ukraine

Published on Nov 28, 2019 ELTA music

"This is performance oriented analog electronic music instrument! Big ambient machine, drone-accordion, organ and 50 oscillators synthesizer all in one!

Final version will include a new design and additional, yet not showed functions."

ELTA music SOLAR 50

The super cool Korg Synthe-Bass from 1975!

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Alex Ball

"A Korg Synthe-Bass (aka SB-100) from 1975 stopped by for a quick demo. In this video I walk through what it does and then make a short track with it at the end.

The Synthe-Bass was used most famously by Dave Ball from Soft Cell and Röyksopp used it too, but it's generally not that well known and there's not many videos about it on YouTube, so hopefully this goes some way towards rectifying that as I think it's fantastic.

Thanks for watching."

iPad / Eurorack ambient jam. Model D App, Teensy Midi Controller, Qu-bit chord v2, Eventide H9

Published on Nov 28, 2019 maasijam

"iPad / Eurorack ambient jam.

Background ambient sound: Qu-bit chord v2 is modulated by Pamelas New Workout. All four outputs of chord going into vcas, which are also modulated by Pam.

Fx: Eventide H9, 2HP verb, Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 (Stereo Delay)

Lead sound: Moog Model D App controlled by my Teensy based Midi-Controller.

Fx: Internal delay of the model d app."

Novation A Station

via this auction

"A-Station is a powerful analog modeling synthesizer based on the SuperNova. It has 8 voice polyphony with 3 oscillators per voice. There a built in staple effects like reverb, delay, and chorus plus a 12 band vocoder. While only taking up a single rack space, there is surprisingly a lot of hands on control from the front panel!"


via this auction

"This Synthi AKS was meticulously rebuilt, cleaned and tested by skilled vintage synth tech and dealer and working perfectly. This one's serial number 472x.ks. It’s one of the more desirable older white faced units and the front panels are beautiful. We bought this unit from its original owner. Note the chipped area in the suitcase near the handle. This does not effect function in any way. The exceptional condition of this piece along with the investment we made to fully overhaul it so it's better than the rest is of course factored into its price."

See the seller's other items for more.

ROLAND SYSTEM-100 Model 102 Expander

via this auction

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ROLAND SYSTEM-100 Model 101

via this auction

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Roland Vocoder SVC-350 SN 363116

via this auction

"Classic vintage Roland vocoder SVC-350 in excellent working condition.
This synthesizer has been fully checked and is sounding great, you can use this vocoder with a synthesizer or a guitar.
This is a late 70`s vocoder and was used in many famous artists
It has some few signs of wear but does not affect its working condition which is excellent.

Specifications :

Serial number : 363116
Input : 100V 50/60Hz 18W"

Roland TB-303 w/ Black Case

via this auction

"In Very Good Condition. This unit has been serviced and working well. There are some scratches and cosmetic wear but this has no effect on the performance. Please see pictures for more details"


via this auction

You can find a demo of the ELEKTRONIKA EM 04 here.

"Elektronika EM-04. There is a one master oscillator in the instrument. Due to this oscillator a possibility of instrument's detuning in the process of operation is eliminated. This generator shifts a pitch of the instrument on an octave, "slalom-effect" and refines the tuning +/- 1/4. Because of split of the manual into 2 sections, the volume of each part may be adjusted.


— Total audible range - 7 1/12 octaves
— Keyboard's volume - 4 1/12 octaves
— Mains voltage - 220V +/-10%
— Dimensions - 790x490x155 cm
— Dimensions, 890x355x102 mm (31" x 19" x 4")
— Weight, 20 kg (approx. 44 Pounds)

The unit is in excellent condition both cosmetically and functionally.
ELEKTRONIKA EM-04 has a really interesting PURE UNIQUE ANALOG sound."

Kawai K3 Digital Analog Hybrid Synth

via this auction, also on Reverb

Note the K3 is not really a wavetable synth per the listing. It has static digital waveforms you can pick from, vs a wavetable of waveforms you can morph through in real time. If the K3 is a wavetable synth then so are PCM sample based synths. That said, I owned one and it is a great sounding synth. The SSM analog filters open up the sound and you can get those classic PPG bell like tones. It also has user additive waveform slots. It is an underrated synth imo.

"It has 32 waveforms, some of which are samples of acoustic instruments like piano and percussion as well as some unique waveforms. By combining two of these waveforms you can create unique new sounds or add a twist to a traditional sound. Since there are only 32 of these waveforms, the K3 also features a programmable digital waveform where you can tweak the harmonic content of a waveform allowing for added flexibility and range of sounds.

What's really neat about the K3 is that (unlike the K1) it has analog filters and envelopes! So although the sound may be digital at first, it sure does get warmed going through the filter. The low pass resonant filter even has its own envelope generator. There's also a high pass filter and a highly flexible LFO. The K3 is an interesting synth, nicely bridging the gap between the analog and digital domain of vintage synthesizers.

* The Kawai K3 is a very professional hybrid synthesizer. It’s a mix of digital oscillators, additive/substractive synthesis and analog filters

* VCF and VCA give the sound a lot of depth and warmth

* The wavetable oscillators, on the other hand, can easily produce sounds similar to a PPG Wave synthesizer

* The Kawai K3 is a very good background synthesizer, thanks to the soft character of its sound. No wonder it gets along so well with digital and analog instruments in a mix. It leans more toward PPG-like bells and pads than toward classic Oberheim/Sequential-like brass sounds. It’s perfect for dreamy, softly evolving arpeggio sounds and for cool drawn-in-delay electronic patterns

* The OSC BAL(ance) function is very professional. This parameter determines the mixing balance for the two ocillators. “-15” is oscillator No.1 only, “0” is even, and “15” is oscillator No.2 only. PRES(sure) OSC BAL(ance) is even more effective, allowing for modulation of the mixing balance between the oscillators via aftertouch. This results in organic, evolving sound clips.

* Keyboard-tracking of VCF and VCA is very flexible, too. Settings may be positive or negative, making the keyboard an important and expressive tool"

20-The Arturia MicroFreak- Sequencer Part A

Published on Nov 28, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the sequencer present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

ADDAC215 Dual S&H+ Sample Rate Reducer

Published on Nov 28, 2019 ADDAC System

"This new module should not be judged by it’s size, at 6hp it’s packed with features.

At it’s core it features a noise source and two precision Sample & Holds with 0.01% of maximum deviation from the Input which allows for quantized signals to be sent through without any noticeable detuning or the typical voltage drops over time.

The Sample & Hold sections can also be used as a Track & Hold meaning it holds the incoming input while the Trigger input is ON and lets the input flow to the output when the Trigger input is OFF.
Each section also features it’s own slew processor with a single control over attack and decay and an ON/OFF switch.

The noise signal is normalled to both sections inputs, meaning that without a jack plugged into the Input the sample and hold function will act upon the incoming noise signal generating random CV values.

The [Trigger A Alternate] switch allows to Link both sections so that any trigger input in Trigger A will alternate between triggering the A and B section.

Besides each section outputs there’s also 4 extra outputs: Noise, Difference, Average and Sum. The [Noise] output is coming from the noise source, the [Difference] output is the subtraction of section A minus section B, the [Average] output is the sum of both A plus B and then divided by 2 and finally the [Sum] output is the sum of both A plus B sections.

This module will also be available as a full DIY kit."


[4K]Pachelbel's Canon in D Major on Modular Synthesizer

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Donghyuk Heo

"#Pachelbel, #Canon, #ModularSynth

Pachelbel's Canon in D Major on Modular Synthesizer

My Little Plants has grown a lot.
It is much bigger than what you can see in old video [below]

You can watch this in 4K resolution"

Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, on Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Donghyuk Heo

"From Bach's Well-tempered Clavier Book 1"

Mr. Pinkie PIG 16 Step Sequencer

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Mr. Pinkie PIG

"Mr.Pinkie PIG analog sequencer - 16 Step"

Twisted-Electrons hapiNES L Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Nov 27, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers


Polivoks Polyvox Vintage BEST USSR Soviet Analog Synthesizer SN 0290481

Published on Nov 27, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction, also on Reverb

See GLvintageSHOP on eBay & Reverb for more.

Alisa 1377 Analog USSR Soviet Synthesizer SN 953

Published on Nov 27, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction, also on Reverb

See GLvintageSHOP on eBay & Reverb for more.

monstrumWaveXT 2.981 Wavetable & Waveform Editor

Published on Nov 27, 2019 monstrumMedia

Update: 2nd video added to player above.

1. "This video demonstrates the waveform and wavetable editor features in our Waldorf Microwave II/XT/XTk editor - monstrumWaveXT as of rev 2.981.

General overview on editing wavetables and waveform editor features."

2. "More details on editing wavetables and waveform editor features with focus on loading an external audio file as a wavedata source."

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Digitakt - Expand your setup with an iPad and Beatmaker 3!

Published on Nov 26, 2019 Electronisounds Audio


I'm showing *exactly* how to connect an Elektron Digitakt to an iPad so we can sync it with the iPad and send MIDI into the iPad to an app such as Beatmaker 3.

The options are pretty much limitless as to how you could use these 2 devices together.

This is *one* really great option of how you could use them together.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!

Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


AKAI AX-60 + OP-1 Effects

Published on Nov 27, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Picked up a vintage analog AKAI AX-60 synth and had some fun running it through the CWO effects (my favorite) of the Teenage Engineering OP-1"

Teenage Engineering OP-1s on Amazon


via this auction

"This is a very rare manual controller for the EML-200. We paid our tech for 11 hours of skilled labor required to make this unit work like new again. It’s in beautiful condition, working perfectly and ready for its next owner."

Only one other has been featured here back in 2012 along with the equally rare EML-300.


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