MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Triangle Pop

"Just an Optotronic Triangle synth and a Bastl Softpop conjoined in an audio tryst with a bit of H9 reverb

Drone from the Softpop, kick and craziness from the Triangle, single tracked

Enjoy, a good subwoofer or good headphones recommended for this and its not recommended if you are trying to calm down. Pretty dark and chaotic


Behringer RD-808, RD-909, VC340, MS-101, & Odyssey Pics

Spotted and in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: new pics for the VC340, MS-101, and Odyssey added below. You can see some box shots in these new ones as well. It looks like they are ready for shipping.


Published on Jan 19, 2019 100 Things I Do

"This is one of my most fave tricks. Put a synth or sampler in a loop and just keep adding sound and complexity. Voice limitations and multi triggering of samples can sometimes create some very interesting outcomes :D

If anyone is interested in a video of a teardown and refurb of the ASR-X please let me know! :D"

Analogue Solutions Station Step Sequencer System SN 5135

via this auction

"This is a limited numbered item. Currently sold out and only one selling online."

Roland D-50 Digital Linear Synthesizer Keyboard SN GA41057

via this auction

Yamaha CS-5

via this auction

Elektron Analog Four MKII 4-Voice Tabletop Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Bastl Cinnamon SVF Filter with Overdrive (LPF, BP, HPF)

via this auction

Posting for the pics. See the seller's other items for more.

"The Lifeforms Distro is an active audio and CV interchange with three independent sections for splitting and mixing. The outputs of each section are individually buffered and tuned to offer robust signal separation and unity gain pass-through.

The top two splitter sections create three identical, buffered copies of the incoming audio or CV signal. Perfect for pitch sensitive CV signals. The mix section offers both mixing and splitting with a two channel unity gain mixer and a set of individually buffered outputs. This section can be used as a two channel mixer, buffered signal splitter, or both."

Vintage Dr. Böhm Hobbyton Synthesizer Stylophone

via this auction

You can find a demo video from Retrosound posted back in 2007 here, and a flyer of one posted here back in 2008. This is only the third post ever on the site to feature the Hobbyton so this is pretty rare.

"Very Good Condition. Vintage and rare synthesizer stylophone made in Germany. Works with a 9V battery (not included)."

JOMOX - Sunsyn Os V2 SN 0044

via this auction

via the seller:

"I sell this beautyful machine,
incredible sound! One of Hans Zimmer's favourite.
Modern analog, built like a german tank!"

#jamuary2019 Day 19 - Korg Minilogue

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"After a few days off thanks to a combination of work and illness, I'm easing myself back in with the Minilogue. A fairly simple patch (with a little bit of cross mod shininess); an arpeggiated chord progression; delay and reverb provided by the Zoom MS-CDR70; and some obligatory knob tweaking. Just what I needed to get up and running again."

Ribbons - Ondes Martenot Inspired iOS App

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Olympia Noise Co.

"Ribbons is now a universal app!

Olympia Noise Co. has released version 1.4 of Ribbons, their Ondes Martenot-inspired electronic instrument. With this free update, Ribbons is now universal, supporting iPhone 5s and newer, and adds support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) output.

On the iPhone, Ribbons now can use touch pressure (Z-Axis) to control various parameters of the synth, including LFO Depth and Rate, Wavetable, Volume, and Filter setting. Z-Axis can also be used to control MPE parameters. Z-Axis is only available on devices that support 3D Touch (iPhone 6 and newer).

When Ribbons (née Ondes) launched in 2014, MPE was not yet a MIDI standard, so the implementation of the MIDI output was a bit of hack; Each finger could be mapped to a unique MIDI Port and Channel, allowing each touch to control a different MIDI destination. While this mode is still available (“Classic mode”), Ribbons now supports the MPE MIDI standard, allowing you to use the unique Ribbons interface to control MPE synths like Moog Model D and Model 15.

For a full list of features, visit Ribbons on the App Store"

Toraiz AS-1 Sounds (and Coffee) Part 4

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Stochastic Design

"More examples of tweaking the factory sounds and using the arpeggiator. I think it sounds beautiful and is fairly straightforward to program from the front panel. Knobs are solid and the display provides enough information to be useful.

It's odd that the sequencer loses sync in certain circumstances (changing sound, delay sync etc.) and can't resync again, and I do miss parameter sequencing ("motion sequencing") but it is designed to be driven from an external sequencer, so that should not be a dealbreaker."

Stochastic Design Toraiz videos.

Tiptop Audio VCA - Voltage Controlled Audio Modulations

Published on Jan 18, 2019 Station 252

"Patch example #3 from the manual"

Station 252 Tiptop Audio VCA videos.

Yamaha MODX SUPER FAT 80's Sound

Published on Jan 19, 2019 synthartist69

"Here is a patch that I have been constantly modifying to get that HUGE 80's Synth Brass sound.. This is an original composition, kind of reminds me of an 80's detective or car chase scene. I am sure it will continue to evolve as I get more familiar with the MODX.. For drums I used the Roland TR707. Thanks for watching!"

Roland JP-8080 Analog Modelling Synth / Vocoder

via this auction

M-Audio Accent Module | USB MIDI Piano and Synthesizer Sound Module

Published on Feb 10, 2017 Brennan Galley

Never seen one of these before. First time featured on the site.

via this auction

"Turn any standalone MIDI controller into a stage piano—without a computer!

When players want to convert their standalone MIDI controller into a stage piano, free from the restrictive encumbrance of a laptop computer, the M-Audio Accent Module is the perfect solution. This compact unit easily connects to any USB or 5-pin MIDI controller. With 20 built-in voices, it has the ability to split or layer two voices simultaneously, plus it includes the superb, world-renowned AIR Steinway Piano and AIR Structure VSTs."

Original Novation Bass StationSN 0009126 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

Octave Cat SRM -2040 filter - Collector quality

via this auction

"I bought this cat, from the original builder, David Frederick Sr. You can tell its never left his personal studio....

This Cat has been completely renovated electronically and cosmetically by David himself. Looks, sounds and performs like brand new from the factory. Really really great condition.
Comes with record & some patch/history papers.

This synth is a beast and should be considered as a super ARP Odyessy. I own two of them. This one and a Cat SRM which I am keeping. This also comes with the original Evatone Demo Record for those interested in such things."

Roland System 100 model 101

via this auction

Folktek Synergist

via this auction

"The Synergist is a touch synth built into a custom hardwood box with an intentionally aged touchplate. Designed with 8 osc. and an 8 note polyphony and noise and time points - each osc. is tuned in correspondence to one another to create a full body of notes. The oscillators tie into a delay, the timing of which controls the global pitch of the oscillation (when the time on the delay is lowered or raised, the frequency of all 8 oscillators are lowered or raised accordingly). The delay ranges from extremely tight to a longer approx.2 seconds (getting gradually dirty and grimier toward the lower end)

The oscillators can be feedback driven to create decay and the level of all touch points can be lowered or raised to either overload the delay completely or create more subtle background drone. This all helps to mix the level with any incoming sound as the an input signal can be sent into the 1/4" in jack allowing for processing of external sources. The selector switch switches between a variety of clean feedback and altered feedback (altered feedback being a more compressed droning sound)

The result is a piece capable of drone or synth lines, very nasty noise and dub massacre. The layout of the touch plate is designed to make it easily playable in a percussive manner. It's also laid out so that metal pieces (coins work well) can be placed between points to actsas switches for drone or connect points to alter the delay signal.

The synergist is similar to several older works. Dueto the nature of the piece and the exposed copper touch plate, the oscillators will lightly self oscillate creating background noise - this is unavoidable. Best for drone and noise work.

1/4" in, 1/4" out. runs on 9v power with standard size jack and ratings."

Hartmann Neuron Rare Synthesizer

via this auction

"The German-made Hartmann Neuron was a polyphonic synthesizer that attempted to break new ground using a new form of synthesis and sound-modeling they say was based on technology found in neural networks. What the Neuron actually does is it analyzes audio files (samples) and creates digital computer models of these sounds which can then be re-synthesized and processed using the extensive amount of on-board data-wheels and joysticks with control of more 'musical' sonic aspects such as instrument shape, size and acoustic behavior. The joysticks allow for real-time tweaking of up to three parameters at once - 3D modeling in a true 5.1 surround sound environment.Comes with original manual, power cord and extra orange joystick knobs.”

27 12 18 Moog Musonics Minimoog [01]

Published on Jan 19, 2019 batchas

"This one was recorded during this session [below] and uploaded but unpublished.

I wanted to hear the bass sound again of the Minimoog. The low keys are extremely hard but also it's obvious I'm not a keyboard player! Means I'm here only focusing on the sound itself. Raw, direct out, no effect added."

27 12 18 Moog Musonics Minimoog [05]

Published on Jan 1, 2019 batchas

"It's been a while since I heard the (fat) sound of my old minimoog... So I took it out for a few minutes.
Raw sound, direct out, no effect added."

23 12 18 Buchla 259 complex oscillator

Published on Jan 19, 2019 batchas

"I found this video with the Buchla 259 on my channel. I guess I did not publish it because of the effect (cuts the audio from time to time) and the difference of audio level at 2:15 (warning: getting loud), also the fact that the video recording stops at 4:43. But today I think, why not sharing.
The 259 still impresses me.

Sequenced 259 goes to LPG gated by Pendulum/Ratchet.
Stereo out from 259 goes to YAMAHA AW4416 mixer. The added effect (pitched delay) is from the WAVES plugin nstalled in the mixer."

Stylophone GEN R-8 demo part 1/4

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Stylophone

"Yep, that's the bassline from Giorgio Moroder's 'Chase'.

The Stylophone Gen R-8 - the latest analog touch synthesizer from Dubreq."

Moog Slim Phatty "Feel good"

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Arnaud Music.

#Jamuary Day 19 - Memory Theft - Korg Ms-10 and Yamaha Pss-380 Ambient

Published on Jan 19, 2019 ChrisLody

"Day 19 of Jamuary

This one uses the internal song memory on the Yamaha Pss-380 played back whilst I play a melody line over the top with the Korg Ms-10. It brings to mind some sombre movie soundtrack or a soundscape of a half remembered dream. Something like that."

Kick.S / 比較テスト1- SE MIDI MINI & Behringer MODEL D Comparison

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Behringer MODEL D

New Pa4X OS Next

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Korg

"KORG is pleased to announce Pa4X OS NEXT, the new Operating System for the Pa4X Professional Arranger.
Pa4X OS NEXT is a fresh new approach for our award-winning flagship arranger, the Pa4X featuring a renewed, luscious, dark and glimmering display and new technological advances driving powerful features to deliver beautiful contemporary musical materials in our award-winning flagship arranger.

This is more than a simple update, this feels like an all-new Pa series arranger as OS next raises the bar for what a professional arranger can do. This is because we talk a fresh approach to considering how to deliver the most powerful arranger possible to musicians around the world.

As usual, Korg offers this operating system update at no charge for all existing users. Since the beginning of our Pa-Series adventure we have always tried to provide great new features via system updates (while some other companies deliver updates in a different keyboard). A KORG Professional Arranger is designed to keep growing, increasing its value through the years.

In addition to increasing performance through free software updates, Korg arranger keyboards preserve their value by reading sound and style data from our older models. When you think it is time to switch to your next arranger, do it together with all your sounds, songs and styles.

Pa4X OS NEXT will be available late February 2019.

Soundtrack composed and arranged by Roberto de Luca

Video concept by MC2U Video"

"Here’s what's new in this free Pa4X OS NEXT system update.

New Dark-Glimmering GUI (Graphical User Interface)
KORG Professional Arrangers were the first to feature a touch-screen display, making interaction between keyboard and performer much easier and more natural. Since then, musicians worldwide have come to appreciate the power and user friendliness of a touchscreen display. Pa4X OS NEXT takes this to a new level becoming even more attractive and easy to use. There is no need to learn a totally new way of working, instead you can enjoy our advanced GUI.

With Pa4X OS NEXT we continue to offer the same arrangement of the GUI’s elements, letting you find them where you expect, while using color contrast so the most relevant components come to the foreground, while the static elements sit back unobtrusively. Color coding is more evident than ever, helping you navigate the power of the Pa4X OS NEXT in a world full of colors.

Direct reading of User Samples from disk
The User Sample memory is now more than three times larger! You can now load 1.5 GB of User Samples, which becomes 3 GB when using our fast compression algorithm.

Easily Copy Keyboard Sets
You can now copy Keyboard Sets between Styles and SongBook Entries to easily shift programming to other songs and styles.

Improved mono solo instruments
The Mono Legato and Portamento Time parameters have been revised to make monophonic solo instruments more realistic when playing legato. By finely adjusting the timing and stretching when connecting notes, the sound will now play smoothly making it more inviting for the performer and audience. There are a few new sounds showcasing this new feature.

Improved Drawbars
Drawbars organs are so important to many musical styles and the Drawbars page has been revised to feel more like the classic organ console. And the Drawbar sound has also been refined to be even better!

Consolidated Record dialog
When pressing Record, you can now choose what you want to record - independently from the current Operating Mode. Record styles, songs, pads, or access the song’s Quick Record or the style's Creator Bot, as well as recording everything to an MP3 file: you can now quickly and easily choose what you want to record.

Improved Quick Record
Quick Record is the fast way to create your own songs with the accompaniment of our styles. This is now more straightforward making it the same as the main page using just a few record indicators in the mix.

Get wired!
It is now very easy to connect small keyboards, mixing surfaces, percussive pads – the full catalogue of our KORG nano series of controllers! Just connect them to the USB HOST port, choose the dedicated MIDI Preset, and you are ready to go with a pad controller, second keyboard or remote control of the sound

General improvements
While we were there, we also added the ability to select more Song Book entries at once, lock the selected Keyboard Sets, remotely control the Synchro Start/Stop function via MIDI and of course tightened and smoothed out the whole performance system."

Baldwin and the Chiptuners

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Ludwig Kopp

Sequence adventure, for synth heads only

- Dreadbox Erebus
- Roland Boutique JX-03
- Korg Electribe

Patch n Tweak

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