MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Historic Moog Modular Coming to Bob Moog Foundation Booth at NAMM 2019


Update: the original image I had on top appears to actually be an EMU modular. Thanks to Malte Steiner in the comments for catching it. I moved the image below for reference and moved the image of the current owner Walter Holland on top. I also added an image of Don Preston with the Moog system in 1975.

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are excited to announce our return to the 2019 NAMM Show with an expanded booth presence celebrating our recently launched endeavor, the Moogseum. We will have two adjoining booths, 10310 and 10409, for the Foundation and Moogseum respectively, located in Hall A, the synthesizer section of the NAMM floor, with our friends from KORG, Casio, and Roland nearby.

As part of our Moogseum exhibit, and continuing our tradition of featuring unique, expansive Moog modular synthesizers, the Moogseum booth will be hosting a historic 1967 modular system previously owned by both Patrick Gleeson of Different Fur Studios and Don Preston of The Mothers of Invention. Both Gleeson and Preston will appear at the booth on Friday, January 25th, to pay homage to the synthesizer that helped shape their careers.

The modular is currently owned by Walter Holland of lauded Holland Synthesizers, designers of custom aerospace quality audio equipment. Holland and his musical partner Steve Leonard, keyboardist for The Cretones, will be demonstrating the synthesizer throughout the weekend.Holland’s monolithic four-tiered modular includes three prototype modules created by R.A. Moog, Co. in the late 1960s, making it a truly one-of-a-kind system."

Top: "Walter Holland with his Moog Modular synthesizer."

Middle: "Don Preston with the Moog Modular in 1975 at the Provisional Theater."

Bottom: Per the update above, "Patrick Gleeson assists Herbie Hancock in the early 1970s" on an EMU modular.

See the full post including additional pics at the Bob Moog Foundation website here.

(OB-6) Steve Reich: "Six Oberheims"


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Reich's 'Six Pianos', here performed on the OB-6 (x6). Wonderful piece of music - in my opinion even better on 6 synths than 6 pianos. So much more life can be brought to the music through filter sweeps etc.

Lots of time spent on this arrangement/performance - but worth the work. When heard on the Obi, it is easy to forget this piece was composed over 45 years ago. It sounds as if it were written yesterday!

PS dynamic variation is not through altering the volume; it is a product of filter/resonance sweeping.

The photo I took on the Humber Bridge. Worth a walk across if you are ever in the area. Much like this piece of music, it is a large, complex, imposing structure. With great views :)

Enjoy & all best
Kris"

New Antimatter Audio v3kt eurorack vector processor


Published on Dec 31, 2018 jeph Nor


via Antimatter

MAP: $199

"The V3KT is a 6hp 4-channel morphing vector mixer/quadraphonic panner with dedicated CV logic outs!

• Add vector synthesis, vector mixing, dynamic signal distribution, and quadraphonic panning of signals + CV sources to your synthesizer in just 6hp!

• Use LFOs, envelopes, sequencers, controllers, etc. to control the V3KT to generate unexpected patch animation from otherwise stale mixes.

• Upgrade your joystick/XY pad to a multi-function vector processor/controller! Combine various sources (synth voices, drum machines, radio, samples, spoken word, etc.), to create experimental morphing mixes.

• Create quadraphonic signal panning for surround performances. Distribute a signal to 4 separate effects (distortions, delays, filters, etc.), at modulated levels.

• Morph 4 oscillator waveform outputs to reproduce vintage vector synthesis techniques.

• Use as a CV re-distribution continuous logic center to re-imagine your existing CV sources. Utilize multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously in all modes to create complex, interactive patches."

Molten Modular 27 - Tenderfoot Lattice sequencer and Cells review


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Lattice is a delicious 12-step Eurorack sequencer that is the model of simplicity and terribly musical. Cells is an expansion that makes it playable and takes it in new directions. Here's my full review with lots of footage of the thing in action.

Intro - 0:20
Lattice - First Steps - 1:32
Step-down, Step-right and Reset - 13:24
Gating and envelopes - 19:15
Sequencing as modulation - 21:06
Cells Expander - 25:05
Reverse - Random - CV in - Gate - 28:01
Working up a patch - 33:53
Conclusion - 35:30
That'll do - 43:22"


via Tenderfoot

"Lattice is a 12-step sequencer laid out in 4 rows of 3 steps. These steps can be navigated horizontally, vertically, or sequentially through all 12 steps. Sending different clock inputs from related or unrelated signals can open up a whole world of evolving, polyrhythmic goodness."

Priced at $175.00

Note this is the first Tenderfoot post on the site.

Creamware Noah Synthesizer Ambient Patches [ Audio Interface Test ]


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Kosmokatze

"Just some Patches for testing purposes - No FX/Mastering"

Roland XV 5080 Patches [ Audio Interface Test ]


Published on Mar 28, 2018 Kosmokatze

"Just some User Patches for testing purposes
No FX/Mastering"

ROLAND PG-1000 programmer for D-50, D-550, D-05 boutique


via this auction

Another supporting member listing. Remember, members are free to send in their synth listings for posts.

Korg 900-PS "Preset" 1975 SN 770531 w/ Touch Bar Expression Controller / Strip


via this auction

"This rare, cool-ass number is a lush sounding analog mono synth, mostly organized around presets, but with some moderate tweakable functionality on board as well. This is a very well preserved specimen of a rare synth, and it’s served me very well over the years. Would love for this to go to a loving home. It’s in much better shape than most synths from 40 years ago.

A few exceptions:

-The power on light does not work
-No sheet music stand
-Missing cap on a slider (see photos)
-Some external scratches and wear

Other than those notable exceptions, it's in great shape!

(PS- yes, the touch bar still works perfectly!)"

Rare Yamaha DX-5 in Perfect Condition w/ 2 Original ROMs


via this auction

"Yamaha DX-5 in Perfect Cosmetic Condition as you can see on the detailed pictures.
It is also working perfectly without any problems.
- The faders and the push buttons have been cleaned and lubricated when needed.
- The inside of the synthesizer has been cleaned and checked.
- All the Output and MIDI are working.
- The ROM DATA are working.
- Original bank are available with the 2 cartridges A and B.
- There is some special data saved in the internal memory.
- You can load any preset you want with the sysex files available on the web.

This synth is one of the most powerful in the FM synthesis and is also a rare piece of gear for the collectors.

This one is especially in excellent condition !"

Vintage 1978 Bee Gees Mattel Rhythm Machine Music Keyboard


via this auction

Definitely a day for oddball auction posts. This one has been featured in the past. See the Mattel label below for more or do a search on Bee Gees on the top right of the site for more.

Via the listing: "Vintage 1978 Bee Gees Rhythm Machine from Mattel.
Fully tested- all keys and rhythm buttons work.

The blue strip above the keys has the most notable wear, otherwise normal wear from use/age. Lots of photos included from all angles! Battery door and stand are intact.

Requires one 9V battery (not included). Does not includes box or instructions."

YAMAHA EW-20 Wind Jammer Electronic Woodwind Synthesizer AC100V EW20 INSTRUMENT


via this auction

Another odd and rare item. I believe this is yet another first to be featured on the site. I found an old video of one below.

"Vintage electronic wind controller and sound module with midi cable. Controller has choice of fingerings: one similar to saxophone, the other similar to recorder. Sound module has 64 voices (no polyphony). Unit has reverb, automatic transposition, octave switching, vibrato/pitch bend, and pitch control from A438-445.

Manual available on line at www.house of synth.com, search for Yamaha EW-20."


yamaha ew20 midi sax Published on May 29, 2008 gSax sax

Kawai XD-5 Drum Machine Digital Synthesizer Percussion Rock/FX ROM Voice Card


via this auction

One of those obscure items from synth history. This is the first one to be posted on the site. Via the listing:

"I used this in my Kawai XD-5 drum module a long time ago and have since sold it, which I regret because it was a great sounding unique programmable drum module which sounded awesome....especially with its resonant filter which responded to velocity

I was hoping to buy another XD-5 at some point, which never happened, so I am not using this card anymore and it is of no use to me without an XD-5... so, If you have an XD-5 it could be useful to you.

It is a Sound Source Unlimited ROM card 'Rock/FX' Performance Voice Card with presets on it...64 single patches, 16 Kits and 16 output patches...if I remember correctly"

Yamaha FS1R FM Synthesizer OS Version 1.20 SN OZ01101


via this auction

"The Unit Face and Readout are in Nice Shape. The Metal Case has some moderate scratches. No Structural Damage Noted. Missing One (1) Control Knob on the FM Adjustment as Pictured. Unit Powers-up and the Function Buttons APPEAR to Function Properly. When received the LED Readout was Barely Readable so I searched online where it was suggested to do a Reset to Factory Settings. While I was trying to figure out how to do a Reset I ran across the LED Contrast Adjustment and Changed it to a "3" Setting. No Other Changes were Made and the Settings and Additions made by the Previous Owner Remain Intact. The "FM" Adjuster which is Missing the Knob Does Change the Values in the Readout when Adjusted."

Macbeth Micromac R


via this auction

"Ken MacBeth's Micromac is a small and yet powerful, full analog standalone synthesizer voice module for your Eurorack modular system. Unlike his competitors it has three voltage controlled oscillators and a classic Moog lowpass filter.

Alesis Ineko FX Pedal Demo w/ A Synthesizer #11 [unboxing?]


Published on Jan 8, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

This is the fabled Alesis Ineko effects pedal. Hasn't been out of the box in a while, time to unleash the Kraken. It's like the culmination of all the algorithms that appeared in Alesis modfx effects pedal series. It doesn't look like much, but it is very tweakable and has a few surprises. Like a lo-fi playground for happy accidents. Today I want to share w/ you what it sounds like on synthesizers, drum machines and stuff like that."

Twisted Electrons hapiNES meets Pocket Operator Arcade and Robot


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Dj Puzzle

"Just got a hapiNES from Twisted Electrons and I’m having a go at it for the first time. I’m still learning the device but I was able to quickly write some simple melody loops with a beat real quick. Synced it up to a couple of my Pocket Operators for more sounds. hapiNES is a Nintendo inspired synthesizer. PO-20 Arcade and PO-28 Robot in the mix."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z - Around The World v2


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Matt Craven

"This time sequencing iPad apps via AUM"

MOOG vintage analog Sonic Six 6 demonstration


Published on Jan 8, 2019 OFR

"Since I enjoyed doing the older Sonic V so much, I decided to do something on the later brother, the Sonic 6. I plugged it into a mixer for better quality than the little onboard speaker. I think these are very underrated and highly capable of making wild sounds; MUCH more like a modular Moog than anything sold as a small commercial synth."

The singing Oberheim (OBXa with Strymon Big Sky and BOSS CE-2w)


Published on Jan 8, 2019 synthlegends

"Heartbreaking pad of the best pad machine ever, the Oberheim OBXa with the great Chorus CE-2w and the Reverb Strymon Big Sky. This sequence is taken from my last video (examination of Strymon Big Sky and BOSS CE-2w). I didnt use any additional effects or mastering nor equalizer."

Follow-up to this post.

HyperSynth Intros Memory Expansion Cards for Yamaha DX-7, DX7-II, DX5 - DX1, Roland D-50





Additional details further below.

Hcard-701 (Yamaha DX7 MKI) €91/$104 - holds up to 100 banks (3200 presets)
Hcard-702 (Yamaha DX7II-D/FD) €91/$104 - holds up to 100 banks (6400 presets)
Hcard-750 (Roland D-50) €95/$109 - holds up to 64 banks (6400 presets)

Coming in the pipeline:

Hcard-705 Pair (Yamaha DX5-DX1) & H-Display (For All Hcard Series)







Additional details on the current cards:

New DigiLog Tokyo Microne Sequencer


From the makers of Octa. Some details Google translated:

"This product is currently under development There is a possibility of detailed specification change until release. Compact synthesizer 6VCO / 3VCF / 3VCA / 3 Voice / polyphonic micro body packed with full-size synth's pleasure in the palm size that you can really feel free to palm up to the pad sound with a big sound and fat. Microne is not a versatile machine, but just by playing the keyboard, it creates a powerful sound that can not be thought of from its small size. Beginners to deep synth lovers down to the basics of subtractive type synthesizer, ideal for beginners. Everyone can make sound make easily by twisting the knob. Polyphonic Step Sequencer A simple operation that pushes the Rec button, pushes the keyboard in order, and pushes the Play button. Easy powerful processor with battery-powered, anytime, anywhere AAA batteries, continuous 8 hour operation, USB power supply possible sync input Easily powerful processor with other instruments Loaded with the latest Cortex-M4 180 MHz processor, DigiLog proprietary audio signal processing It produces the best sound by the engine Is not it an analog synth? This is a new generation DigiLog synthesizer."

ELEKTRONIKA EM25 - Vintage Analog String synthesizer USSR Soviet Russian


Published on Jan 8, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"EM-25 is an interesting Soviet string-synth that looks and feels like a curious cross between Moog Opus 3, Yamaha SK15 and ARP Solina. Like other Soviet synths, has got a distinct sound of its own and can easily compete with synths that have grown to become classics.

Organ has great vibe - I like its etheral and gentle vibe in upper register. It has one percussive drawbar (again a plus for total tonal variety).
EM-25's organ is quite interesting, potent and woody with full registers, almost acoustic sounding. With a touch of LXP-1 reverb, a single drawbar turns into real Cathedral organ!

Synth section (called brass on EM-25) is VCO fixed preset on both, with full filter section - but only one filter for all voices.

All said, EM-25 is unique and rare and a real stringer.

Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY"


Update:

Some pics via this auction.

"Manual" Analog Vintage Synthesizer Organ Drum Machine USSR


Published on Jan 8, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"Manual is the polyphonic organ with the 4 octave's keyboard, rhythm section and the speaker.
It has 4 base and sound registers, tremolo mode and vibrato.

Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY"


Update:

Some pics via this auction.

New WMD Metron Incoming



Video featuring the prototype in October posted here.

via CONTROL

"Incoming via @wmdevices the new Metron 16-Step Trigger/Gate Sequencer now available for Pre-Order!

Metron is a 16 channel trigger and gate sequencer for your Eurorack modular system with loads of intuitive functionality, expansion capabilities, and the tools you need to create longer sequences with tons of variation at your fingertips.

Width: 36
Max Depth: 20mm

Features
16 Channels of trigger and gate signals
View 4 channels at a time and easily switch views
Single track view lets you zoom in on a single track and see 64 steps at a time
Up to 256 step pattern length
Different pattern lengths per channel
Five instantly recallable and chainable variations
View and edit variations that are not playing for easy cue and non stop performance play
Save patterns to SD memory for easy recall on power cycle
No-stop loading from memory
Easy view memory previews lets you see a pattern before loading from memory.
SD allows for easy update as well as easy back up / file transfer from unit to unit
FX / Fills for instant / momentary variation
2 assignable inputs for external CV control
Tap in patterns with quantized recording with the buttons or external source
Quick copy / paste / clear functions
Internal clock with Swing
dedicated reset output
MIDI Preset mode lets you send MIDI messages to other modules on the Doepfer CV bus. (for use with WMD SSM, Malekko Voltage Block, and more)
Random Pattern Generation
Probability per step and group probability functions
Burst per step for ratchet / roll sounds
Custom Fill Patterns for instant fills
Trigger Mutes
Step looping
Manual gates
Totally skiffable at 20mm deep
So much more!"

Dr. Scientist Atmosphere Reverb Pedal With Future Retro Revolution Synth


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Atmosphere reverb pedal from Dr. Scientist has 16 algorithms including classic as well as crazy modulated sounds. We ran the Future Retro Revolution through the Atmosphere for this video, the Revolution has a unique circular sequencer and the traditional TB-303 sound. The Atmosphere has a screen which shows you which algorithm you are currently using as well as the settings for the algorithm. An expression/CV input can also control a selection of parameters on the Atmosphere.

Atmosphere available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/dr-sci..."

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Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Jamuary with a fren!!!1


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Captain Credible

"Jamming is more fun with friends! So i forced Sky (robsux) Barstow to generate some sick beats to my silk like synth lines. Max suxxess!"

ZOIA by Empress Effects (Sneak Peek) #Jamuary2019 : 08


Published on Jan 8, 2019 cuckoomusic

"It’s day 8 of #jamuary2019 and I have the privilege to give you a sneak peek of #ZOIA by @empress_effects It’s a digital modular in a box. No computer needed to make patches. There are lot's of modular building blocks in this box, and it's totally up to you to make it work and sound the way you want it to work. There's MIDI, CV and expressive pedal input.

It’s already great, but the Beta period is very important. Follow Empress Effects to catch the release announcement when the time is right for that."

ZOIA

DX5 showing the Roland JX8P



"* * Just talking and playing some sounds. This is a previously recorded video * *
A quick tour on some of the vintage JX8P sounds (both mine, which I used in my covers, and factory presets).
Some hiss and clicks present.
No external effects used. Just the JX8P dry outs. Though the JX can be a bit limited in terms of variety, it can sound f a t.
Demo made by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

audiowerkstatt midi-clock-divider v2


Published on Jan 2, 2019 audiowerkstatt

Playlist:
audiowerkstatt midi-restarter - demonstration of all functions and settings
audiowerkstatt midi-clock-divider - demonstration of all functions and settings
audiowerkstatt midi-clock-shifter - demonstration of all functions and settings
audiowerkstatt midi-clock-multiplier - demonstration of all functions and settings
audiowerkstatt din-restarter - demonstration of all functions and settings
audiowerkstatt din2midi2din - demonstration of all functions and settings


"The audiowerkstatt midi-clock-divider v2 divides the MIDI-clock of the MIDI-master, whereby the MIDI-slave runs correspondingly slower. The division-ratios are 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, ..., 1/8, 1/9.

If the division-factor 1/1 is selected, the MIDI-clock is simply passed through. With the division-factor of 1/2 the MIDI-slave runs at half the speed. So 16ths-notes will be 8th-notes and the loop is twice as long.

Very useful to double the loop length of the MIDI-slave (eg MIDI-sequencer or [audio-]looper). When using the division-factor 1/8 and an originally one bar long loop runs over 8 bars.

And good for experimental musicians, especially if an odd division-factor is selected and MIDI-master and slave seem to be not in sync, but from time to time come together in perfect sync.

You can also set whether only the newly created MIDI-clock and mmc commands (start, stop, continue) are sent or the, at the MIDI-in incoming data, will be mixed with that.

All settings will be saved and restored at startup.

Details can be found in the manual."

LELL UDS: Analog Drum Synthesizer RARE vintage soviet USSR Drum Module


Published on Jan 8, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"LELL UDS is a compact analog electronic percussion module like SIMMONS, FORMANTA (ROKTON) USSR, Latvian ELSITA or similar...Good for use if you need a 80-th type drum sounds or modern and experimental rich/warm percussion. Lell UDS module can be triggered from any drum machines individual outputs or used with standard velosity sens. drum pads.

Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY"


Update:

Some pics via this auction.

Buchla 200e late 2000's



via this auction

"Buchla 200e system. Everything works as it should. You will want to set module internal dip switches so that the internal bus system works as you desire. No known defects to any modules except every once in a while the case frame screws need tightening if being moved a lot.

Modules were all purchased between 2010-2017 and are as follows

225e Midi decoder/preset manager
227e System interface (quad mixer w/pan and swirl)
250e Dual arbitrary function generator
252e: Buchla polyphonic rhythm generator
255 CV processor (discontinued)
261e Complex waveform generator x2
266e Source of uncertainty
281e Quad function generator
291e Triple morphing filter
291e Quad dynamics manager
Polyglot 40hp eurorack adapter stuffed with a Make noise Echophon and Erbe Verb
201e 18 Cabinet
200e USB firmware update card
Large selection of genuine Buchla cabling (tinyjax and banana)"

EMS VCS3 MK2 1974 with MIDI & Clear Plastic Protective Dust Cover SN 1228


via this auction

"Near mint EMS VCS3 MK2 with MIDI. It has been serviced by the last owner in 2012. It works excellent. Serial is 1228. This unit is from 1974."

KORG PS-3100 SN 712128 ?


via this auction

JUNOST-21 RARE VINTAGE USSR SOVIET ANALOG KEYTAR POLYPHONIC SYNTHESIZER SN 23070


Published on Jan 8, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"Junost' - 21 is a portable polyphonic keyboard EMI. A player can hang it on a shoulder. Timbre of sound can be changed in accordance with players desire by the use of controls or choosing one or 12 programmed timbres with digital indication of chosen one." Smile like you mean it...


via this auction

Some great pics in this set.

"Junost' - 21 is a portable polyphonic keyboard EMI. A player can hang it on a shoulder. Timbre of sound can be changed in accordance with players desire by the use of controls or choosing one or 12 programmed timbres with digital indication of chosen one.

Yamaha Electone EX-2 Analog Synthesizer Organ SN 5191


Published on Oct 20, 2018 King James


via this auction

See previous posts for details on this organ/synth.

YAMAHA CS15D monophonic synthesizer


via this auction

1979 Multivox MX-880 MX-2000 Duo Super Roland SH-2000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer


Published on Oct 19, 2017 keyboard resource


via this auction

Two flyer/ad scans below.

"Works good (including after-touch sensor). Keys are severely yellowed from age.

You can customize the presets using the "Manual Filter" switch and "Modulation", "Cutoff Frequency" and "Resonance" sliders to get huge leads, fat basses and percussive SFX out of this little beast. You can even process external sound through the filter using the 1/4" input jack on back.

It's like a super Roland SH-2000 because it has very similar sounds and layout with the addition of a second oscillator for thick double sound or variable interval (5th, 3rd or whatever you choose up to an octave above or below)."

1980 MOOG Opus 3 Analog String Brass Organ Synthesizer + Gator Flight Hard Case


Published on Jan 8, 2019 keyboard resource


via this auction

"Works good except "brass" section stereo panner only does either left or both channels. Cannot move "brass" sound to right channel only."

1975 Farfisa Syntorchestra (Home Version)


Published on Jul 9, 2018 keyboard resource


via this auction

"Includes Owners Manual, Service Manual, 'Musical Registrations' booklet, sales receipt for the two booklets and corrections to the Service Manual sheet.

It produces unique sounds unlike most synths. The closest I've heard is the ARP Pro-Soloist/DGX. But, the Syntorchestra also has additional polyphonic voices which the Pro-Soloist lacks.

Polyphonic voices: Trombone, Trumpet, Piano, Viola
Monophonic voices: Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Bass Flute, Flute, Piccolo, Violin

Controls:
- Volume Poli
- Volume Mono
- Brilliance Poli
- Brilliance Mono
- Vibrato Speed
- Vibrato Mono on/off
- Vibrato Poli on/off
- Vibrato Delay on/off
- Soffiato (soft attack) amount
- Decay amount
- Portamento Timer (amount)
- Mono drop down none, 3rd, 5th, 6th knob
- Mono Pitch +/-
- Poli Cancel on/off
- Mono Cancel
- Portamento Constant on/off
- Portamento Temporary on while pressed down
- Mono Wha Wha on/off
- Soffiato or Decay selector

There is a separate output jack for Poli voices which is why they stated 'Stereo' on the front panel."

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Cool Slanted Wood Desktop Stand



via this auction

"Extras include:

TE USB cable

TE official soft case

Radio antenna

Chroma caps from DJ TechTools (original knobs included too of course)

Crank

Custom wood stand"

NTH Music Synthesizer


via this auction

"The NTH is an open source music synthesizer featuring instant fun, awesome sound, and a hackable design. The NTH Music Synthesizer is the first product from NTHSynth. It is fun to use, sonically-rich, and hackable by design.
The NTH is designed so that a complete beginner can quickly craft incredibly varied timbres. For the synth veteran, the NTH offers relief from layered menus and obscured functions. The NTH puts a smile on the face of musicians and non-musicians, synth geeks and synth novices, children and adults alike.

It has a PIC microcontroller and 8-bit DAC to create a dual-pitch oscillator with modulation by waveform, amplitude envelope, detuning, and glissando, and a gritty analog low-pass filter, integrated step sequencer, and simple, intuitive controls. Your initial experimentation will quickly reveal an astonishing range of output: from sweet and sublime to raw, thrashing, and retro sounds.

NTH Music Synthesizer is hackable by desing, so you can make easy modifications. It have Audio Output, ICSP port for connection to the NTH’s PIC16F microcontroller, and MIDI features (In/Out). It works with a 9V battery."

Shigin Conductor Japanese Handheld Keyboard

Keyz Project: Shigin Automatic Conductor (Mario Stop-Motion)

Published on Jul 27, 2014 RobotSpaceBrain

"Introducing the Shigin Automatic Conductor hailing from Japan... Part of an ongoing project to highlight the beauty of toy keyboards. Find more information at www.robotspacebrain.com/keyz"


via this auction

Black one previously posted here.

Synthchaser #114 - Memorymoog Quiet Fan Replacement


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Synth Chaser

http://www.synthchaser.com

"I show you how to replace the original noisy AC fan with a quiet DC fan without adding stress to the power supply of a vintage Memorymoog.

Parts, repairs, and synthesizers are available on my website."

Great Synth Mysteries: The Story of Jexus - Trailer


Published on Jan 8, 2019 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"***FYI: All background music was provided to me by Jexus personally, bless him.***

Hey guys, so this is the trailer for a 2 part series of Great Synth Mysteries. I'll be completing the editing sooner than later, but for now just know this was long time in the making and was done in collaboration with Jexus. Some of us like myself miss him as he was a big inspiration. Stay patient as these are two of my longest videos to date. Thank you."

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I'm looking forward to this one. If you don't know who Jexus aka WC Olo Garb is, click here, scroll and enjoy. You'll find his video demos of synths and tons of references to him. The references are a reflection of his influence. Don't forget to click NEXT when you get to the bottom of the page.

P.S. The first post to feature Jexus was this one back in 2006. :)

P.P.S. I just updated the video sizes for all previous posts featuring Jexus. If you clicked through and saw the older smaller video embeds, you can now go back and see them "full" size.

Elektronika EM 04 Vintage Soviet analog synthesizer USSR


Published on Jan 8, 2019

"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.

Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY"


Update:

Some pics via this auction.

Ströme: hands on Endorphin.es gear


Published on Jan 8, 2019 TheEndorphines

"For all the musicians who own or plan to own Endorphin.es instruments together with Ströme, we prepared inspirational video - tutorial of some possible approaches and patching techniques they use for their legendary live performances.
The video is very detailed so grab your Shuttle System and Blck_noir patch and play together with Ströme"

benge modpan


Published on Jan 8, 2019 zack dagoba

"Music recorded using a Modcan-A modular system, including four oscillator voices, two delay units, two sample playback modules and and integrated spring reverb unit

Visuals created with two analog video cameras, an oscilloscope, a TV screen, three VHS players and a Panasonic WJ-MX50A video processor

Music and visuals by Benge

See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot... for more"

USSR digital drum machine Rhythm Machine DM8 Ussr 808 Synth 909


Published on Jan 8, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"Check this item and other vintage stuff on EBAY"



Update:

Some pics via this auction.

Granular Sample Playback with Akai MPC2000


The Daydream Sound

"A Sample playback tip on the MPC2000 that emulates granular synthesis. You can use this to add a granular feel to your music using an Akai MPC series sampler."

Oberheim OBXa - Examination of Strymon Big Sky and BOSS CE-2w


Published on Jan 8, 2019 synthlegends

"Demonstration of two great pedals, the Reverb Pedal Strymon Big Sky and the Chorus Pedal BOSS CE-2w (Recreation of two legendary BOSS Pedals CE-1 and CE-2). You can her the OBXa with different sounds first dry and then with different settings of the two pedals. Have fun. Thanks for watching an listeninig."

Yamaha MODX All Synth Bells, Bells, Steel Drums


Published on Jan 7, 2019 synthartist69

"This is a demo of all the Synth Bells, Bells and Steel Drums inside the Yamaha MODX 6,7 and 8 synthesizers."

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