MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

"February" - 80.1 BPM relaxed synth jam (EX5, AN200, Novation PEAK, Acoustioc Guitar, Piano)

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a track made with 3 synthesizers (PEAK, AN200, EX5) and acoustic guitar and piano. Recorded on a ZOOM R24. The EP-like sound is the PEAK. Drums & pad is the AN200, EX5 is doing sequencing & stuff. No effects pedal on this track, only the built-in effects were used."

Flux Tests The RD 808 from Behringer

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"This is an EARLY Prototype of the new Behringer RD-808 in this video I just quickly run some classic drum loops whole showcasing how the Wave Designer Feature can add and subtract attack and sustain.
I also show the Filter and give you a bit of insight about how it rocks.
Please feel free to support by visiting currently I have Sample packs as well as Maschine and MPC expansions up for sale."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with GliGli Mod SN 2378

via this auction

KNAS Ekdahl Quad Massager

via this auction

"Not just another joy stick. Quad VCAs. LFO, sine and cosine outs. Panning, morphing via joy stick or LFO."


Published on Feb 4, 2019 Stephen Coker

Stephen Coker YAMAHA CS60 videos

"Stephen Coker's Live Performance on the Classic YAMAHA CS 60 and, Demonstrates that this Classic Vintage Synthesizer is more then capable of creating all the sonic bliss that the larger CS 80 can.

Plenty of hardware/software Reverb, analog Stereo Chorus and, various other hardware processing and, components are utilized to obtain the classic sound that give depth and sonic weight to the single take.

Over the years, 'v developed various playing techniques and, instrument settings to convey the emotive dynamics and, expression that this Japanese masterpiece can achieve.

The YAMAHA CS 80/CS 60/CS 50 are the most Expressive Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizers, ever developed.

Captured in this video are the Powerful, Emotive Sounds that induce Exciting, vivid worlds of Timeless, Synthetic Landscapes that are unobtainable with any other instrument.

Every note Shimmers with depth in sound that’s beyond magical.

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with Adam Schneider

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

"Adam Schneider is a sound designer, composer, and producer based outside of Boston, Massachusetts. For the last decade he’s been creating sounds and music for video game and musical instrument companies, and has worked on brands that include XCOM, Skylanders, Marvel, Transformers, Akai, Alesis, and SONiVOX. Adam also creates energetic genre-bending industrial music in the electronic rock duo Big Time Kill. Recent works of Adam’s include being the lead composer on the synthesizer heavy XCOM Legacy Soundtrack for the game XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack and releasing Big Time Kill’s debut album Shock and Awe. We chatted with Adam on how he’s using the Tempest in his music"

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


Published on Feb 4, 2019 ULTIMATE PATCHES

"300+ Original High Quality Patches for the Bass Station II! (150+ per Volume)
WINTER SALE Starting at $24.99 @"

NAMM 2019: Noir et Blanc Vie Demonstrates UNO Synth

Published on Feb 4, 2019 ikmultimedia

"Watch as musician and YouTube personality Noir et Blanc Vie demonstrates the small yet mighty UNO Synth ultra-portable analog synthesizer.

UNO Synth is the ultimate portable, monophonic, true analog synthesizer and IK Multimedia’s entry in the hardware synthesizer world.

We combined our two decades of experience in software and hardware development with the expertise of Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines and IK’s synth guru, Erik Norlander (one of the brains behind acclaimed synths like the Alesis Andromeda). The result is a no-compromise instrument with massive analog sound that’s also easy to use with hands-on programmability and advanced features at an unbeatable price."

Keyboard Piano | Drumming (Basic)

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Digithalis

00:14 HiHat (HH), Basedrum (BD), Snaredrum (SD)
00:20 BD + SD
00:36 BD + SD + HH

WebApp: Matrix Piano
Webbrowser: Google Chrome
PC-Keyboard: Razer Ornata
Midi Synthesizer: Korg 05R/W

Follow-up to Keyboard Arpeggios with the Kurzweil Micropiano + PC-Keyboard

Pearl Drum-X (DRX-1) SN 212239

via this auction

"Amazing sound - Kick, Snare and 3 x Toms.
Fully editable and with user memories.
5 trigger inputs (that also respond to audio pulses/drum hits) on rear."

Vermona - '14 Analog Synthesizer SN 132/222

via this auction

1974 Minimoog Model D w/ Extras

via this auction

Original Accessory Operation Manual.

"This Mini is in good shape but has a few blemishes, which is typical for gear this age; these have been highlighted in the photos. It has had a small mod done which doesn’t affect the performance if you leave it alone: there’s a toggle switch on the rear that disables the power to the VCOs, the price has been reduced to reflect this. Included is a custom made Gate to S-Trig converter that is powered from the DC outputs on the back of the Mini, so just add a couple of cables for CV and you can hook this up to any standard CV / Gate system. Also included is some of the original documentation: MiniMoog Sound charts, some dope sheets & a book about the optional accessories.

Recently back from the shop after a full restoration that includes new key bushings, external input overload lamp, power cord & rubber feet. In addition, the keyboard leveling & timing was adjusted, the CV bus was polished & internal calibration was performed. All the original parts will be shipped with the unit."

Portabellabz Synthi Card for Buchla 208

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Todd Barton

"The new EMS Synthi (licensed) Card by
be sure to checkout these audio files for best sound
Great to have this onboard.! Wonderful sounds and timbres. I will be making more videos -- hope you enjoy this teaser."

And via Brian Comnes, spotted on Muffs:

"I'm happy to announce the release of a new Portbellabz card for Music Easel and 208 under EMS Cornwall license.

This card expands the Music Easel or 208 with original EMS Synthi A and VCS3 circuits : an oscillator that produces simultaneous square and triangle waveshapes with wide range and features useful modifications (synchronization, shape CV, hi/lo range) and a noise generator with variable colour, together with my acclaimed Random Voltage Generator modification module that expands many original EMS Synthi A, AKS and VCS3, unlike the 208's one, it's true random.
The inputs and outputs voltages are adapted to match the ones used in the 208.

It will be available in late February / early March, pre-built (€460 + shipping, Rogans and rear edge connector in option) or as a DIY PCB set (€130 shipped) like the 208 ToolBox.

The prices include a commission for Robin Wood at EMS, that is the same for each pre-built unit or PCB set sold.

It works with 208p, 208r (not rev1) and BEMI / Buchla USA Easels. The tracking can be set to 1V/oct, 1.2V/oct or 2V/oct (or other, but who wants that ? :lol: ).

A very few privileged persons were lucky enough to already test a prototype and enjoyed it. Thanks to them for keeping the secret.

Hopefully a demo video of the great Todd Barton should pop up soon, thanks in advance Todd.

In the meantime, here are some (very basic) demo of the card with my own 208.
All sounds are coming from the card except the CO modulation track (208's CO modulated by the card). A 218r was used to demonstrate tracking. It's a bit high in the lowest notes but this is fixed.

- 100% analogue discrete components
- square and triangle outputs, blue bananas are full range outputs for modulation, red knobs are outputs to the mixer
- wide range from very slow LFO to ultrasonic, switchable hi/lo range with fine tuning
- tracking good on about 5 octaves via the 208's keyboard CV in
- variable frequency CV input with attenuverter via black banana
- variable shape CV input with attenuator via black banana
- variable sync input with attenuator via black banana

- 100% analogue discrete components
- white banana is full range output for modulation
- red knob is output to the mixer
- variable colour

- tinijax out to feed the 208's preamp
- banana out for mixed modulation

[b]Random voltage generator[/b]
- available on the white banana - a mini slide switch behind the panel selects noise or random, this affects the white banana only, the noise is still available in the mixer when random is used
- clock input via the 208's inverter "to card" socket
- noise colour changes the random voltage

Bill Sequeira kindly did this nice overview. Thank you Bill.
The pictured card is a prototype, the production one will look very similar.


Thanks for your interest and more soon."

1976 Roland "Keyboard Instruments" Catalog

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the write-up. Be sure to see the rest of the site for more vintage synth brochure, catalog, and ad scans.

"Roland "Keyboard Instruments" 16 page colour catalog including SH-3A, SH-5, SH-1000 and SH-2000 synthesizers, RS-101 strings instrument, and EP-30, EP-20 and EP-10 combo pianos from December 1976."

VCV Rack - 15 Short Tips [January] on Techno patches

Published on Feb 4, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"In this video I share 15 short VCV Rack tips collected for January (#jamuary of course). All tips are based on techno patches and dedicated to different modules. You can download all VCV patches supporting me on Patreon:

0:07 - Bogaudio - SH (Track N Hold mode)
1:06 - Alikins - Shift Pedal
2:08 - Mutable Instruments - Marbles
3:05 - SquinkyLabs - Shaper
4:05 - AP-modules - Voltage and Groove Recorders
5:05 - Bidoo - cANARd
6:05 - Bidoo - ChuTE
7:06 - Bogaudio - Matrix88
8:07 - CF - Steps
9:04 - CF - Buffer
10:05 - CF - Cuts
11:03 - DHE - Booster Stage
12:03 - Autinn - Bass
13:05 - NYSTHI - Bignumber
14:01 - DHE - XYCloid

Check my Instagram page
Support me on Patreon"

TC June 60 - demo with synths part 2: pads

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Jurren Mekking

"A week ago I uploaded my demo for the June 60 with synths. I've got a lot of requests to play more pads, so here you go!"

Jurren Mekking TC June 60 videos

Oberheim Matrix-6R w/ Blue LEDs

via this auction

Took me a sec to realize why this 6R looked different.

"Oberheim Mateix 6R. Great 80’s rack synthesizer. Hard to beat the sound of an obi. Add a little reverb on top of these sounds and you’ve got 80’s perfection! Unit functions perfectly. Volume fader failed on the front and was removed. It hasn’t effected anything use wise for me. I’ve used it in my studio setting and never had any volume issues."

I see a volume fader cap. Hmm... If you bid on this one, you might want to get some clarity.

Roland MC-505 Groovebox Synth

via this auction

synth dog!

"The MC-505 Groovebox builds upon the successful MC-303 as a self-contained, retro-styled dance music sequencer and sound module with powerful new sounds and realtime controls. New features include the revolutionary D-Beam light-sensing controller and a MEGAMix function for intuitive realtime pattern mixing. Brilliant piece of kit just add talent to produce dance floor slamming tracks!"

Cwejman MBC-3

via this auction

"Cwejman MBC-3. Battle Green. (better Panel Visibility)

In Mint Condition, as in the Pictures. All Included.
100% Functionally Perfect. Tight Knobs and Connections.
Multi-band Dynamic Control is my Thing.

What it lacks in Threshold Control (Low/Med/Hi), it makes up for in
- Multi-Band or Multi-Channel Dynamics.
- Gate - which, under CV Control, is very responsive,
- and, In and Out Gain which makes this Compressor Perfect.
ENV CV (any band) applied to attack (any band) is so... 'Electric'"

ARP 4019 VCA Sub Module DIY KIT

via this auction

"A complete kit of components and a PCB, with component overlay.
Easy to build, should take about 40 minutes (by medium experienced tecs!)

The long gold PCB pins are not supplied - but you can use 1mm guage wire to mount the PCB, with no problems.

Please note: The VCA takes a small amout of setting up, using the trimmers on the ARP2600 unit. If these trimmers are not set correctly distortion can occur.

Thanks for looking in, and please see our other listings for ARP synth spares!"

Test CRUMAR BIT99 Synthesizer - Artwork Limited Edition

Published on Feb 3, 2019 Buda Music

"The Bit 99 was offered by Crumar in 1985.

It is a 6 voice polyphonic analog synths with 2 DCO's
on board and CEM3328 Filters.

The instrument featured 3+3 notes in layer mode and
99 patch memories and also has MIDI IN/OUT.

Note: Read presets SySex files by MIDI IN.

The Bit 99 is one of the first synthesizers from which traditional knobs and sliders have been banned.

The edit method is easy to understand.

The Bit 99 can produce a wide variety of sounds but bass sounds are the best.

With a polyphony of three notes, instead of six normally, you can have two sounds layered!

Possibilities are almost unlimited and if the 99 patches are not enough you can save the data to tape and load it when you want!

This synth was used by 808 State but the synth sounds a lot like Orbital's "In-sides" album.

Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 2 DCOs per voice
LFO - 2 LFOs assignable to VCA, VCF, DCO1, DCO2
Filter - VCF: cutoff, resonance, tracking, invert (inverts VCF values), ADSR
Keyboard - 61 full size keys with sensibility control, semi weighted
Memory - 99 patches (75 single programs and from 76 to 99 for "split" or "double" modes)

(The CRUMAR BIT99 synthesizer of this video is a unique piece of hand-painted artwork)"

Make Noise QPAS Review (smile pass and mystery wildcard inputs explained)

Published on Feb 4, 2019 loopop

"Que Pasa QPAS? Here's a review of Make Noise's new quad filter module, along with an attempt to uncover the mystery of its wildcard inputs..."

InsWorks DS01

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Carlos Alberto Gutiérrez Vera

SCI Prophet VS - Dark Sounds 1

Published on Feb 4, 2019 waterdropmusic

"This video is a new series of mainly dark sounds made with the Sequential Circuits SCI Prophet VS. I hope you enjoy this video and stay tuned for the next Prophet VS video as well as the Prophet VS album coming up soon."

JXL Sounds Original Pack - Available Now

Published on Feb 4, 2019

"Excited to release my very own by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS pack to you all!

Get it here:

Whether you’re assembling a new dance track or scoring the next Hollywood blockbuster, you need inspiration. I'm always looking for new ways to share my process in hopes of reaching someone who is trying to dig deeper; someone who wants to elevate their music or their approach... or just trying something new all together! By sharing my sounds and techniques as part of the SOUNDS ORIGINALS series, my hope is that I can give music makers around the world a source of inspiration, and even a glance at my approach, that will hopefully help spark some truly creative results.

Hope you enjoy! Happy experiementing... and curious to hear the music you guys create with this pack!"

Roland Chorus comparison - Juno-60 , Juno-106 , JX-3P

Published on Feb 4, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

A lot user ask: Marko, please make a demo with the Roland chorus fx.

Ok here we are
Roland Chorus fx comparison:
1. Roland Juno-60 (1982)
2. Roland Juno-106 (1984)
3. Roland JX-3P (1983)

One DCO sawtooth wave, filter cutoff open, no resonance
No other fx or compression used. Pure sound."

ANA as a soft clipper

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"In this video we show off using ANA as a soft clipper, specifically in the feedback loop of a delay."

Mystic Circuits ANA

Frap Tools - Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Published on Feb 4, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Simone Fabbri from Frap Tools gave this wonderful workshop on his mighty Fumana filter bank module in 2018. We also learn about the history of the company, how it all started and where the ideas for their modules came from. From an early modular-case-prototype to the complex filterbank Fumana - Frap Tools has established itself as a high quality modular brand a short time."

XAOC Devices - Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Published on Feb 4, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Maciek, Marcin and Tomek from Xaoc Devices were so kind to explain their more sophisticated modules to us. What initially looks like a lecture at university, is actually a quick and very good explanation of the huge and often overlooked possibilities of their Drezno and Lipsk modules. Those two go to the heart of digital-to-analog conversion (and the other way round) and are therefore perfect examples of what makes modular synthesizers interesting in the first place! You can go as deep into the shaping of sounds and modulations as possible! At the end of the workshop they also talked about their first VCO module - Odessa, an additive oscillator with great potential.

Here is a little time-table for you - so you can jump to the bits that you want to see:

00:00 Introduction
00:44 Performance #1 +explanation
10:13 Introduction to Drezno, Lipsk and AD-DA conversion
32:20 Zadar and Drezno as sequencer
36:00 Performance #2
44:10 Patch explanation
50:10 Introduction to Odessa VCO"

Vermona - Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Published on Feb 4, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Tom Körting presented the Vermona Modular line for us in a workshop. He explores sonic and rhythmical possibilities and explains some tricks from his studio work with these fine modules. Beware: You might learn something!"

Hordijk OTB ITB

Published on Feb 4, 2019 d4nnyp

"Patch on the Hordijk and other 5U using ITB effects processors.

Effects used are Grain Space and BYOME setup in GigPerformer 3. Recorded into Camera as a stereo pair."

"Captivate" Nitzer Ebb cover/remix, Elektron Analog Keys Demo

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of Nitzer Ebb's "Captivate" on an Elektron Analog Keys to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Beverly Hills C OP-Z // Axel F theme sounds rebuild with Teenage Engineering OPZ

Published on Feb 4, 2019 amenemo1010

"*this is 1minute jam from day 30 of #jamuary2019 if you like, I can do the full video of the entire song

Probably one of the pieces of electronic music to which I am more attached. 1984 - Faltermeyer recorded the song using three synthesizers: a Roland Jupiter-8, a Roland JX-3P and a DX7. I tried to do it again using the "stock" sounds and the effects of the #OPZ (obviously worked), the result is incredible! #teenageengineering #walkman I tag David Frazer (whom I met and joined in 2006 in the studio) who worked as an Engineer on the soundtrack of the film."

Elektron Digitakt + ensoniq ESQ-M

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Masaki Takada

"It is a test to control the filter of esq-m with Digitakt's MIDI track."

TR-909 loves 2x TB-303 and RE-301

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Илья weary

SYNTRONIK - Creating a HUGE Ambient Piano with the DCO-X and MORE - iPad Demo

Published on Feb 4, 2019 The Sound Test Room


KApro EXs272 Showcase presented by Jordan Rudess

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Kurt Ader

KApro proudly presents:
The EXs272 “KApro Showcase“
Library for the KORG KRONOS!

An introduction to the Future Sound Systems FIL3 Spectral Devastator

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Future Sound Systems

"This video explores the tonal qualities of the Future Sound Systems FIL3 Spectral Devastator filter module. The FIL3 presents two filters - one high-pass and another low-pass - which can be chained together and manipulated for various filtering, distortion and waveform manipulation effects. Don't expect this thing to behave - it won't.

The FIL3 is available now from and all good modular synthesizer retailers."


Published on Feb 4, 2019 zack dagoba

"MARF and 208 together at last"

3 02 19 Scrotum Lab - Beatz [01]

Published on Feb 4, 2019 batchas

"Here a short cut form the 15 mins session yesterday with the BugBrand system. Focusing on Scrotum Lab's Grilles, Radio Music and Tresses."

3 videos in the playlist. Last one adds some synth sounds.

YAMAHA CS60: Dreamscape Reverberations

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Stephen Coker

"Stephen Coker Plays a YAMAHA CS60 vintage polyphonic analog synthesizer from the 1970s.

Your taken on a sonic journey through synthetic sound-scape bliss. Played live with no added tracks, your able to hear what this instrument is meant to sound like.
Iv developed my playing style with this instrument, over the years to express as much emotion as possible.
This isn’t the type of music i normally play but, its nice to have variety

the Yamaha CS60 is an extremely expressive instrument that conveys feeling and emotion, through its complex electrical and mechanical system and instruments are created like this any more."

Stephen Coker YAMAHA CS60 videos

Buchla Music Easel // An Improvised Performance in Two Parts

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Genshi Media Group


Two improvised Buchla Music Easel pieces. FX used are the Empress Effects Echosystem, TC Electronic Mimio, and the Music Easel's built-in Spring Reverb. Lighting by Philips Hue."

Jade Rose: Eat the Algorithm 3D (Ambisonic) mix

Published on Feb 3, 2019 Jade Rose


"Use headphones to properly enjoy the 3d effect. The technology still isn't perfect but it is getting better; i think it adds some convincing perceived depth to the sound.
This is a math rock-ish song i wrote. the guitar is being played through my DIY modular synthesizer."

Lyra-8 No Talk Drone Noise Demo Part 5 // Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth Demo

Published on Feb 3, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"Please make sure to keep your volume at a moderate level. Due to the experimental quality of this synth some parts may become noisy to some, and extremely irritable to others.

This is The Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth. It is an experimental analog synthesizer that creates cinematic, strange, beautiful, and cerebral soundscapes.

There were extra reverbs from the eventide H9 Max, korg kaoss pad 3+, and valhalla VintageVerb to give even more atmosphere."

Patch n Tweak

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