MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Mad Soviet Prince - Novation Peak, Yamaha Montage

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Earmonkey Music

"So there were a few influences at work here. I really like how the Peak manages such a huge sound. Basses that cut. Pads that.... cut. It's all so fun. Also featured here is a drum kit from the Yamaha Montage. It never ceases to provide awesome, useful sounds. This reminds me of stuff we used to go dancing to in 1989. Oh, and don't smoke the reefer. It will turn you into a maniac."

"In this video the Peak is doing all the synth and the Montage is doing all the drums. There are really only three patches. One Peak pad, one Peak bass, and one Montage drum kit. My Montage was probably about 3x the cost of the Peak."

Synth Stuff Ep. 53 - Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08

Published on Jan 20, 2019 tritonrecordings

"When this came out, it was presented as a modern Prophet 5. And though it has essentially been replaced by the Prophet 6 and Rev 2, it's still worth considering if you want an analog poly synth with plenty of knobs. I just added a touch of reverb here and you may notice this video is a little shorter...I just don't love this thing. I find the Prophet 6 sounds way better to my ears. But again, if you don't already have a polysynth or two in your arsenal, it's worth considering since prices have come down."

Daft Punk | Rollin' & Scratchin' Synth Tutorial

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Alex Ball

"As requested by a dozen or more people, here's the Rollin' & Scratchin' synth tutorial.

Ideally you'd have a 1984 Juno-106, as it has fully implemented midi control, but I'm using the 1982 Juno-6 as that's what I have. The workaround is that I had to use the arpeggiator with external triggers for the opening bit of the video.

The other part of the sound is the Boss HM-2 "Heavy Metal" pedal. I'm using an original Japanese unit, but I imagine the later Taiwanese version will be almost identical. You could also try the MT-2 "Metal Zone" pedal too.

Thanks for watching."

Alex Ball Daft Punk

AK Drummer and M3 (Emthree) Pulsatron

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Italian Vintage Stuff!

AK Drummer

"AK drummer - A very simple analog drum machine, not much info online.No fills - no frills. Made in Korea, but which?

Pulsatron - amazing Italian, multi-effect manufactured by M3, or Emthree, from the early 80s.

On board:

Spring reverb
Presence with frequency control
Fuzz (!)
Graphic EQ
Phaser/vibrato/tremolo with depth and speed controls.

Instant garage /surf rock, cumbia, very 60's sounding."

Moog Grandmother Late Night Analog Tweaking Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jan 20, 2019 SynthgodXXX

"Moog Grandmother 'Late Night Analog Tweaking'
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!!**

Here is the Moog Grandmother hooked up to my legendary
ART Multi Verb LT once owned by famous musician / producer
Steve Schiff (Nana Hagen / Simple Minds) Hi Steve!!!! :)

I am using preset Delay setting L2 at 46%
The Moog Grandmother is 10000% AWESOME!!
If you have one or have played one you already know this!
I am loving this Moog synthesizer, it really gives me the TRUE
vintage MOOG sound & feel... so I always try to make a video
that has visuals... this is me late night tweaking, no other FX
used but the ART Multi Verb LT then into Ableton LIVE.

Thank you for watching!
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New Behringer Elka Synthex Cone in the Works

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"Look what we just added to our synth collection?

The Elka Synthex was developed by independent Italian designer Mario Maggi. Only 1850 units were ever produced by Italian company Elka between 1981 and 1985. Famous artists who used it include Jean-Michel Jarre and Stevie Wonder etc.

What an amazing sounding synth and master piece of engineering - we can't stop playing it :-)"

Moog Polymoog 203A Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"It has new LED's on the front panel."

Brand New, In The Box, Unopened, Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Korg Prologue: Pads (Stock Patches)

Published on Jan 20, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Get more familiar with the 500 presets the Korg Prologue has to offer. I love building patches as much as the next guy, but sometimes some instant inspiration is what's desperately needed. The Prologue makes it really easy to find a specific patch, or to find a patch based on the type of sound you are looking for.
These are the pads. My apologies for the repetitive playing and progressions-- still improving my chord-smarts.

This is the 16 voice version of the Korg Prologue, and the low frequency compressor is about half way. I probably should have turned that OFF.
(I definitely should have turned it off)

Also, experience the surreal beauty and the technological marvel that is the MR TUNA HOLO-DISPLAY 2000™ Virtual-Synthesizer-Holographic-Display System™ as it displays real time patch and sound information on it's informative Information Display™"

ContinuuCon 2019 Returns to Asheville, NC

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ContinuuCon

"The first ContinuuCon Haken Continuum Conference, held in Asheville in 2016, was a big success and a great start . The following year, we were back in Asheville, hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville. 2018 took things to the next level in Paris at IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music).

2019 brings ContinuuCon back to Asheville, again hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Music. more at"

New Links on Top of the Site

Just an FYI, I added new links on top, under the DSI banner above. Check them out.

#jamuary2019 Day 20 - Korg Minilogue and Monologue

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Today I decided to expand on yesterday's setup by way of adding the Minilogue's plucky younger cousin the Monologue to the party.

The Monologue is being used as a drum synth (I think I use it more for 'drums' than for anything else these days!) and the Minilogue is providing a pulsating pad. As with most of this years jamuary jams, the Zoom MS-CDR70 is on delay and reverb duty (and acting as a makeshift mixer)."

OP-Z Jamuary #20

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ahlstrominfo

NonLinear Labs’ C15 theC15pad [v-pmm]

Via Peter:

"This pad was originally programmed by Uwe Zahn for NonLinear Labs’ C15 synthesizer. I modified it a bit and thought the short demo might be of interest. I’ve used it also in a short video together with the MatrixBrute:"

280 SEL day tripping [MatrixBrute & C15]

Published on Jan 2, 2019 peter m mahr

"Idea, visualization and music - peter m. mahr"

Novation BASS STATION II (firmware 2.5) - Funeral for a Friend Intro

Published on Jan 20, 2019 MrCaliforniaD

"Here's the intro of Funeral for a Friend played on the new firmware 2.5 of the Novation BASS STATION II (monophonic / 2 voice paraphonic) Synthesizer.

I made use of the new "oscillator error" feature that basically simulates the sound of early synthesizers that were unstable at times.

Look. Nothing beats the original song. To think that this was recorded note by note on a ARP 2500 to create polyphony that early in the world of synthesizers just blows my mind.

I would like to point out that I don't work for or with Novation, but I am always a strong supporter of companies that keeps working on their products and offer you awesome upgrades without asking a dime from you. Some companies should take notes here."

Yamaha SY-1

Published on Jan 20, 2019 SyntheticMachines

"A handplayed Synth-Demo made with the Yamaha SY-1.
As always Multitrack + FX.
Drums: Sampled Roland TR-606"

New Elektron Update

See the second update here.

Buchla 248r MARF + Expander

via this auction

"The Marf was built by Boops with Alp siders and a beautiful HQ panel, and few months later I upgraded to the latest firmware.
It has always been working perfectly.
Thanks to the new firmware, pulses outs work even when the Marf is triggered to the start and stops ins.
Expander also works perfectly."

Cyndustries Gate Sequencer - Modcan A Format

via this auction

"Cyndustries Gate Sequencer. The LEDs were too bright for me so I put tape over them. The banana connectors are a bit corroded. I speculate that the previous owner kept this module in a humid environment. 100% working. US buyers in the Continental US only. No power cable or mounting screws included..."

Jomox T Resonator MkII w/ Original Packaging

via this auction

Folktek Magnetic Insectarium

via this auction

"Folktek Magnetic Insectarium Synthesizer

Discontinued, rare and very unpredictable instrument.

Type: Analog
Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
Oscillators: 2
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Micro
Modes: Mono
Magnetic Patches
Light Sensor
Case: Wood Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches, Modulation Pin Matrix
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Power: 4x AA Batteries (included)."

Fender/Rhodes Chroma Polaris SN 301104

via this auction

"Hidden gem and underdog of the 80s VCO polysynths, the Chroma Polaris is the last in the proud ARP lineage of fine synths.

This one has fresh membrane panels (installed late 2018) so will good-to-go for many years. This unit was professionally serviced, calibrated, by Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service in Oakland CA this year.

One of the first MIDI synths, it features the same CEM chips as famed Oberheim Xpander, which means awesome, crystalline and slightly metallic sound to the oscillators...which you'll never find in a soft synth or digital synth.

Radical features:
Semi-weighted keys
Multi-timbral mode
On-board sequencer
MIDI Sysex capable
Intel 80186 16-bit microprocessor (!)"

Roland VP9000 V-Synth VariPhrase Sampler w/ 32MB RAM; CF Reader and Card SN ZN85012

via this auction

"Very Good Condition Roland VP9000 VariPhrase Sampler
Max 32MB Ram installed
ZIP Drive replaced with Compact Flash Reader and 8GB Compact Flash Card
Factory ZIP Drive and ribbon cable included (should you wish to reinstall it)
Printed User Guide and Reference Manual
IEC Power Cable"

Access Virus TI V2 Keyboard Synthesizer Dark Star Limited Edition

via this auction

1992 Ensoniq SD1 Music Production Synthesizer SN SD-11413

via this auction

"Note the area right above the display is coming up a bit. Via this listing: "I have been the original owner of this amazing and very powerful synthesizer. I recently fully tested it and all the keys are responsive, all functions are working and it sounds beautifull. Shows some signs of wear but in overall still looks great considering it's age. The only issue i encountered was the Floppy Drive, i tried formatting a double density disk but it just gave me a message that says "disk is not formatted" I looked at the drive inside and its really dusty. I honestly dont have the time to clean or fix it. Aside from this everything else works great."

8 Voice Oberheim OB-Mx SN MX001072

via this auction

A few new pics. This OB-Mx was posted back in August. Same seller.

"Rare and classic analog-digital hybrid synth designed by Don Buchla.

Works perfectly! (Added photos showing it powered on)

Recently (about a month ago) refurbished by one of the best techs in SoCal (Montoya) and is in excellent electronic and cosmetic condition.

These are super hard to find with 8-12 voices, even harder to find in this condition."

Circuit bent Telly Tubby by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Jan 18, 2019 psychiceyeclix

via this auction

"Circuit bent by Psychiceyeclix - Pitch noise/bend Po's phrases down to dirty glitchy noise depths!!!
Rapid fire his phrase with loop push button. Now with evil LED eyes & jack socket.

Mods -
pitch / noise control,
loop switch,
1/4 inch jack out,
internal speaker still connected
takes 3 small batteries included"

3D Renders of Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Marc Weerts

No audio. Just thought these were kind of cool.

"A very simple test render of a model of my modular synth, based mainly on Doepfer modules with by Dreadbox. I normally like to fully 3d model my synths but in this case that was kind of over the top, as it would basically have involved modelling each module, switch, slider, LED as well as the cables and the screws attaching each module to the case. So in the end I decided to film the system in action and put that on a simple, square piece of geometry. The black case is a different object, but I wanted to see if I could get away with doing it that simple and as long as I don't turn the case too much, it all seems to be quite effective in fooling you that there's depth to it all."


Published on Jan 20, 2019 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

KORG MS-20 Fun with Pedals

Published on Jan 20, 2019 RicardoDiLago

"short vid of some new pedals with the mighty KORG MS-20."

Qu-Bit Nebulae, InSight lander and the Martian Winds

Published on Jan 20, 2019 The Mad Music Machine

"We were excited to add a Qu-Bit Nebulae to the Mad Music Machine, especially as it is powered by a Raspberry Pi and the Mad Music Machine began it's life as a small network of Raspberry Pis.

Our last Raspberry Pi project used our Astro Pi code (which ran on the International Space Station) to make music, so we thought we should follow up with another space-based project for this video.

We downloaded the raw 'Martian Winds' sounds from the NASA website and loaded them onto the Qu-Bit Nebulae. The Nebulae has independent control of (playback) speed and pitch which allowed us to bring the 'wind' sounds up more into the audible range.

We created an 'industrial' rhythm by using a 'sample and hold' LFO within Bitwig (via our Expert Sleepers ES8) matched to our Make Noise Tempi clock. This modulation signal was used to 'Freeze' the output of the Nebulae.

We also created wavetables for our E352 by loading the downloaded 'Martian Winds' into the Synthesis Technology WaveEdit program. We sequenced the E352 with our Make Noise René 2 to create the "Touchdown Confirmed" bass line / melody.

We loaded the NASA commentary of the landing into our 4MS Stereo Triggered Sample which was sequenced and synchronised with the rest of the patch using our Tip Top Circadian Rhythms.

All sounds within the patch were generated from the InSight mission with the exception of the Hexinverter Kick, Snare and Clap.

We recorded the audio using Bitwig Studio with our Nektar Panorama P6 controlling the Mixer.

And finally, following previous feedback, Caitlin's voice was recorded using a RØDE Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone.

We are aware the video focusing is not great in this video so that is the next thing we need to work on!"

Pin Electronics PORTABELLA two random voltage generator test

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Pin Electronics

Stylophone GEN R-8 demo part 2/4

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Stylophone

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

Korg Volca Keys 80's Style Synth Brass Lead Tutorial Synthwave

Published on Jan 20, 2019 ChrisLody

"A viewer request from '3D Hair', here's how to create an 80's style synthwave lead brass sound on the Korg Volca Keys. You can also download the patch sheet from here:"

Erica Synths -PICO VOICE with friends from Black Series

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
I have a small movie showing some sound from PICO VOICE - Erica Synths I also used here a few modules that can still be taken for almost half the price like Black Modulator, Black Quad VCA, Black VC EG, Black Hole DSP, Black Dual VCF, Black Stereo Mixer or Pico SWITCH which later I used for a moment as a switch to Mute for Pico Drums in which there is Kick and one sample.
here is just a small part of these sounds that are available in this module.
Also, it's worth adding with PICO VOICE itself the module features 8 sound generation algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chords, Wavetable, TB303 bassline emulation, PWM, Supersaw, Wavefold and Harmonic saturation, with three adjustable parameters per algorithm and CV control over one user defined parameter. Despite the small size, Pico Voice sounds bigger than it is."


Blinky lights. Great light show.

Panoptigon Plays KRAFTWERK's "Franz Schubert" on Vintage Vako Orchestron VIOLIN Disc

Published on Jan 19, 2019 optigandotcom

"This is a demo of the PANOPTIGON- the new Optigan/Orchestron disc playing instrument by Quilter Labs, developed in association with

Kraftwerk is undoubtedly the most famous user of the original Vako Orchestron, which can be heard on all their albums from the late 1970s. Most notable is their use of the VOCAL CHOIR disc, but they also made good use of the VIOLIN disc, heard on such tracks as 1977's "Franz Schubert." We painstakingly transcribed the two Orchestron tracks from the original recording and created a sequence in Cubase, which then played back the parts via MIDI into a Panoptigon loaded with a vintage VIOLIN disc just like Kraftwerk had. The left/right channel parts were then recorded in two seperate passes as audio back into cubase, and mixed with a soft synth plug-in recreating the repeating arpeggio pattern. A bit of reverb was added, but otherwise what you're hearing is the direct signal from the Panoptigon.

Please visit for more information about the availability of the Panoptigon, as well as remastered editions of all the original Orchestron disc titles that Kraftwerk used on their albums!"

XCELLERANT// Voyager XL, MS2000, Juno106, Squarp Pyramid

Published on Jan 19, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Got some new monitors! Can you hear how much better they sound? Yellow was kind of fun though. Just a quick one to make sure all systems go."

Qu-Bit Scanned VCO Eurorack oscillator demo

Published on Jan 19, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"checking out the wild Qu-Bit scanned VCO ..."

New Elektron Machine Teaser

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Elektron

"New minute. New machine. This is just #..."

Update1: swapped out the Instagram embed with the larger YouTube video.

This one was in via Soviet Space Child.

Screen capture below showing Cymbols, HiHats, Clap, Bass, Filter Cutoff, and various symbols and values.

Update2: via Soviet Space Child, via reddit:

"New Elektron machine graphics from teaser"

And some guesses:

Disk (save)
Infinity (loop?)
Interconnected rings (connecting loops -> "song" mode?)
3D box (room/reverb?)
saw wave
tire track/nazi runes (hopefully the former)
A twisted box (convolution reverb?)
Wrench+waveform (configure waveform)
Circles multiplying (something with subdivisions? stereo delay with feedback?)
Growing/shrinking circles (no idea)
Pencil+tuning fork (custom tunings)
Circle + circle&blackcircle (I get a feeling it has something to do with rhythm?)
tab or sideways start/stop marker
back and forth arrows (looping back and forth feature?)
forward forward arrows (trigger sample and repeat maybe?)
curved up arrow and bars (fade in?)
>>>> forward/tire tracks (fast forward?)

19-28 are self-explanatory words
+24 (sample pitch)
127 is the maximum midi value, could represent anything.

Maybe the filled out circles have to do with morphing something? and the empty ones mean something related to that?

EDIT: What if it has something to do with granular synthesis!!! The dots could represent grains!"

"im hoping granular. looks like it might be 6 voices comprised of 2 oscillators one based on a 'machine' and the other on a sample layer. Each machine probably has its own type of resonator attached to it to mimic the physics of the percussion instruments they're representing."

Update3: a few more icons. Top six rows.

Update4: Meet the Elektron Introduces Model:Samples - New Six Track Sample Based Groovebox.

Behringer Vocoder VC340, MS-101, & Odyssey Collage Pics - Ready to Ship?

New pics added to this post, including some box shots which implies they are getting ready to ship.

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