MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Controlling REAL Drums with Arcade Buttons (Live)

Published on Feb 6, 2019 GLASYS

"Pre-order my album:

In this video, I control an acoustic drum kit through my Arcadia controller using 4 Polyend Perc drumming machines. Every sound you hear is performed live simultaneously, no overdubs or sequences.

The tune is a new original called 'Acceptance'. It'll also be my 2019 Tiny Desk contest submission.

Gear used: Sequential Prophet XL, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Polyend Perc, Arcadia keyboard (custom built by Moldover).

Video by John Thompson (Ballooga Media).
Recorded at 'Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio' in Portland Oregon, engineered by Sacha Muller.
Mastered by Dana White at Specialized Mastering.

For more info on Perc:

For more info on the Prophet X:

For more about me:"

Portabellabz Synthi Card Modulation fun

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"4th installment of exploring the Portabellabz Synthi Card for the Buchla Music Easel by Be sure to checkout these audio files for best sound Great to have this onboard.! Wonderful sounds and timbres."

Todd Barton Portabellabz Synthi Card videos

E-MU EMULATOR II sampling synthesizer (1984) factory library demo sequences

Published on Feb 7, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

E-MU Emulator II Sampling Synthesizer (1984)
The demo sequences from the EII factory sampling library."

Kit Overview #36 - Tesseract Nutella - (Eurorack Tsunami)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Synth Diy Guy

"Welcome to my overview of the amazing Nutella, by Tesseract. It's a complete Eurorack front end for the Sparkfun Tsunami board, a powerful sample player.

Video produced by Quincas, shot by Quincas and Edgar Lopez."

Synth Diy Guy Kit Overview videos

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Vintage Vector Synthesizer

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Prophet VS was one of the most peculiar Sequential Circuits designs: to learn more about it, check out our overview here: As the first synthesizer that implemented Vector Synthesis, it is capable of sounds very much unlike the analog and traditional wavetable synthesizers of the era—intense arpeggiations, patch randomization, and complex envelopes surround a synthesis engine based on mapping timbre as a two-dimensional space.

Get this Prophet VS here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 320202

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 SN 0043

via this auction

"Sequential Prophet T8 polyphonic synthesizer in great shape. A rare beast, only 350 units were made. This is #0043.

The T8 was recapped, the power supply rebuilt and all pots cleaned in January of 2019. The keyboard received new balance & front rail punchings and key rest foam less than a year ago. The unit is fully functional, sounds amazing, and is a joy to play!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 4459

via this auction

Sonica by Frank Evantoff - #388 of 650 - 1979 Walnut Finish, Brass Face & Hardware

via this auction

"I inherited this Extremely Rare (#388 of Only 650 Ever Made) Instrument and it is still in incredible condition despite being roughly 40 years old. The Wood Body is in amazing shape, the brass Face, Back, and Plate on the backside of the Scroll (reads #388) are still shiny and lustrous. It still plays incredibly well and comes with the Original Black Case and Authenticated Paperwork / Warranty Documents. Every Feature that it was designed to include still works wonderfully and despite a small area of wear on the Blue Foam Speaker material, you'd think it was kept in a time capsule since released in '79. Models that have sold over the last few years, that have higher Model #'s and are in not as good of condition, have sold for between $1,200 and nearly $4,000. Everything operates well..."

Moog Source SN 3304

via this auction

"This piece is as brilliant sounding as when it was released in the 1980s

This Moog source has some of the best analog sounds i've ever heard!

This keyboard is in excellent condition and only has a few minor scratches on it."

Oberheim Navigator

via this auction

Oberheim Systemizer

via this auction

Folktek Omnichord (No Talking, Explanation in the Description)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Stefano Bertoli

"First session with Omnichord modified by Folktek, alone with a simple reverb from MR12.
I play the different instrument rows, there are four, one by one, with and without the modifiers: copper tongues placed right below the omnichord
chords section, that deeply influence the sound of each instrument.

00:00 First row (lowest one): a sweet organ like instrument capable of deep lows and flute-like highs

02:24 Second row (right above the Omnichord chord section): a "vibrato" synth voice deeply influenced by both modifiers and by rhythm
tempo knob as you can hear at 04:01

04:32 Third row: the first half (left side) is a rhythm composer, more keys you press more complex you add to the rythm. Second
half (right side) is a sort of bass sound generator.

06:33 Fourth row: an harmonium generator, breathy and nasal as it is supposed to be.

08:31 Of course it still does work like an original Omnichord"

Morgasmatron Drum Filtering

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Intellijel

"A drum loop playing on Ableton live is fed into the Mormastmatron VCF. The uMidi is also synced to the DAW and provides a divided clock pulse that drives Steppy and advances through a simple 4-note sequence on Scales. This sequence pitch controls the cutoff frequency of the right channel of Morgasmatron to get a melody when it is fully resonating. When you back off the Q you are left with resonance 'trails'.
The left side of Morgasmatron is in BP mode and has distortion engaged for a gnarly sound.
The full filter tone is blended with the dry original loop with a Mixup module.

Just a quick play with some dirty beats.

With its distortion and dual multimode crossfading filters, Morgasmatron provides some great options for filtering drums.

By setting the Q just below self resonance, the input signal can excite the filter to resonate in time to the groove."

OP-Z Techno/Chill/Blip Jam: "Octo Techno"

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Stochastic Design

"Jamuary is over, but it's Feveruary - and the only cure is more OP-Z!

A chill little techno-ish/house-ish/blip-thingy with some tape and performance effects. Carefully put through Ozone 8 as well. Enjoy!"

Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 7 - Disco Funk with Yamaha Cs2x and Roland CR1000

Published on Feb 7, 2019 ChrisLody

"Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 7

Today is a funky Thursday, and with that in mind here is some nice funky stuff from the Yamaha Cs2x and Roland CR1000 drum machine. The main beat is supplied by the CR1000 and bell tree, bass, pad and electric piano are all from the Cs2x recorded on tape. I decided to record the bass on camera and add other elements afterwards because I thought it'd be the most interesting to watch but I missed the LED VU meter of the Fostex XR3 so decided to overlay that from the full recording for that extra disco flavour :D"

Sequential Prophet X Part. 3

Published on Feb 6, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

Sequential Prophet X DKS SYNTH LAB videos

Todd Barton : Upcoming Portland Gigs

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"I'm really looking forward to being one of many amazing modular performers this weekend in Portland, Oregon!

Friday at Modular 8 6-9pm it's our 2 year anniversary!
featuring Art from Ursula Barton
Performances from
Todd Barton
Joseph Paillo
Daniel Menche
and we'll be raffling off a new piece of gear!

Doors at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm!
Modular 8
1416 SE Morrison
Portland, 97214

Saturday 2/9 at Volt Divers 7-10pm 17 live hardware synth performers: 6 solo acts + 2 quartets + visuals : Terror Apart • Synth Witch • SunFalls • Cult Quartet II • Plea • Dance of the Atomic Structure • Todd Barton • Cult Quartet I • Visuals by Cysmic, only $5 - %100 benefits our friend Jason with his heart transplant!"

MPC Live - New Air reverb OS 2.4 (MPC like an external FX processor)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Default Corporation

"Using MPC Live like an external FX processor on Prophet 12 with new Air Reverb (first playing OFF and after with FX on). The Electric piano it's a personal patch on DSI Prophet 12. Recorded live and no post processing."

See this post for details.

Mouth Cam 2.0 - Collar Cam!™

Published on Feb 6, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Experience the immersive beauty of the patented Mouth Cam Version 2.0, affectionately dubbed 'Collar Cam' because it is safely wedged in my sweater as opposed to soaking up incredible amounts of saliva via the original Mouth Cam system which had its own set of advantages and disadvantages"

Folktek Matter ii and a Headlamp | Eurorack livejam

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Bastian Götz

"Minimalistic livejam with the Folktek Matter II as the only soundsource. Some heavier modulation incl. audiorate triggering starting at 08:30.

The Matter II was sequenced by a synced XAOC Batumi (LFO) into Doepfer A-166 (Logic) and a Befaco Muxlicer (CV-Seq/Switch). That's all..

Processed by an Elysia Nvelope 500 (to emphasize the clickyness), Karacter 500 (stereo widening) and a bit of EQ and compression. Reverbtail from Eventide H9 (Shimmer) through Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay."

Soniccouture Ondes: MPE LinnStrument

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Soniccouture

"A short performance showing Soniccouture's Ondes VI played via MPE using a LinnStrument."

"The main instrument panel contains controls for each of the 7 oscillators + 'Tutti' switch, send controls for each of the 3 Ondes speakers, ADSR envelope control (optional, depending on Setup), Brightness control - switchable to 12db Filter with resonance, Detune, Width and Saturation faders"

Gotharman's PolySpaze - B Synth Presets

Published on Feb 7, 2019 gotharman

"12 new presets for PolySpaze, made in 'B' mode, where 2 analog and one digital filter are available per voice.
The sound is recorded directly from the PolySpaze audio outputs. All sounds are made, using the PolySpaze synthesizer engine. No samples were used.

This preset set can be downloaded here:"

Industrial Music Electronics (The Harvestman) Tyme Sefari mkII

Published on Feb 6, 2019 temaniak

"Great module from IME. Review In Russian.

Tyme Sefari mkII: http://www.industrialmusicelectronics...
A Sound of Thunder mkII: http://www.industrialmusicelectronics..."

Elka Synthex V3 Midi w/ Legs

via this auction

Update: also via this auction on eBay

"-220 Volt
-always kept in no smoking/climate control room

-Cosmetic conditions 98%
-The only defect it is a scratch near the joystick: it is unoticiable . Woods are ok: some lights signs. Please check the detailed photos
-Fully functional and working
-Not Serviced, Not Recapped (i'm not a liar like the majority of seller who swear and perjure:
becareful to Standard Marketing Slogan :)
-Time bomb like all the vintage synths: today works, tomorrow who know?
If it fails, a good tech will fix it and you will pay, like every collector sometimes does. Nothing new.
In all vintage synths some 40 years old components can fail. Usually CEM, or some transistor , regulator, cap,
all components still available today, and easy to find. Synthex doesn't fail too much, less than a Sequential P5
-it cames with Original Legs and Elka panel Logo (check pics)
-I'm located in the North of Italy, i ship all over the world: well and safe packed, i have experience about it."

EMU E4X Emulator Turbo Sampler w/ 2GB Hard Drive Installed

via this auction

"E-MU E4X: upgraded it to a 2GB hard drive and loaded it with all Proteus 2000 ROMs, as well as sounds from other E-MU CDs. OS upgrade chip that adds sample rate reduction as well as some other features!"

1978 Sankei Entertainer TCH-8800 Organ, Rhythm Machine, Radio, Cassette Console Japan

Published on Feb 4, 2019 johnnyangel69

"Demo of Sankei Entertainer TCH-8800. Everything appears to work with the exception of the cassette player."

via this auction

"1978 Sankei TCH-8800 Organ Rhythm Drum Machine Radio Cassette Combo Japan RARE!

Electronic organ and sound system made by Sankei Manufacturing Co Ltd, Japan, 1978.

A four-in-one electronic organ combination sound system consisting of electronic organ, automatic rhythm unit, cassette player and 3-band radio.

Everything appears to work with the exception of the power indicator light and the cassette player. Comes with original speakers and metal tubular stand. Stand will be disassembled for shipping. Read below for more details on individual components."

REON Driftbox R Limited Japanese Analog Synth w/ Drift Mod

via this auction

"Great condition, very limited edition, no longer made.

The Roland DriftBox-R Limited is an updated version of the original Reon DriftBox in AIRA green livery. Originally commissioned by Roland to demonstrate the the SBX-1 Sync Box, the DriftBox-R Limited is a cool analog synth module in its own right. You get two oscillators, a great-sounding filter, and an envelope generator, as well as CV/gate I/O that turns this little tabletop unit semi-modular. You can use it by itself and trigger its envelope with the onboard momentary button - or combine it with other hardware and the possibilities are endless. Paired with a CV-equipped keyboard or sequencer, it's a great source for soaring leads and massive bass lines.

Updated version of the original Reon DriftBox
A wide range of functions in a small desktop box
Two VCOs, a great-sounding filter, and an envelope generator
CV/gate I/O for semi-modular flexibility
Use it alone, triggering its envelope with the onboard momentary button
Combine it with other hardware for endless possibilities"

Leploop v2 Analogue Synth Groove Box Designed by Peppo Lasagna & Tony Light

via this auction

Who's Peppo Lasagna? That poor child..

"Leploop v2 analogue synth groove box. Unique italian experimental machine. Good condition with bag and photocopied manual."

Oberheim OB-SX 48-Key 56 Patch Polyphonic Live Performance Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Condition: Fully rebuilt. All capacitors and single-turn trimpots replaced with new, Japanese parts. Keyboard disassembled, cleaned, leveled with new bushings and lubricant. All keys and pots tested. Several German Schadow switches replaces. All LEDs working. All voice boards pass Autotune and have calibrated in pitch and timbre. Pitch-bend module has been cleaned and tested too. Mainboard fully reflowed to future proof it."

Pic of the voice boards below.

Roland JUPITER-8 Synthesizer

via this auction

Price seems too good on this one at $8,999.00. If you go for it be careful and go through eBay. DO NOT cut a deal outside of eBay or you will likely get ripped off. And always check seller ratings and feedback.

1940's Vintage Hammond Solovox Keyboard SN 70034

via this auction

"Vintage 1940's era Hammond Solovox Model K Vintage 36-key KEYBOARD that includes the PUSHBUTTON VOICING CONTROLS, KNEE SWITCH and KEYBOARD WIRING.

The Hammond Solovox mini-keyboard was designed and built by Hammond to be mounted beneath an acoustic piano keybed, and connected via cable to the mahogany Hammond amplifier/speaker cabinet. A really cool, vintage piece of musical genius manufactured in the U.S.A. by Hammond - a 'keyboard synthesizer' that was way ahead of its time! The speaker amp, speaker cabinet, power supply and tubes are NOT included in this auction; only the keyboard and buttons pictured and integrated keyboard wiring and metal frame and knee-switch located beneath the frame. See photos (cable to connect to speaker power amp/speaker cabinet is NOT included)."

Don't electrocute yourself!!!

HAMMOND 102200 Synthesizer Service Manual

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

ST Modular - pae (CV Pan & Fade fading two Cyllene VCOs)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Stefan Tretau

See the ST Modular label below for more.

ST Modular - LFOR (LFO & Random)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Stefan Tretau

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Synthesizer and Sampler Engines)

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Red Means Recording

"Hi it's a series of videos covering the various functions of the Teenage Engineering OP-Z."

Red Means Recording OP-Z videos


Published on Feb 7, 2019 paul tas

via Error Instruments

krusnek forst .eurorack

It’s a psychedelic Synthesizer./

controler .

the most crazy complex controller. in eurorack

with the philosophy.

About controlling unconsciousness.

In the deep dark Post realistic forst .

It’s a wooden box That can make sounds.

and talk some language Of the strange.

It has a lot of difference paths trees .

You Can make a mix between the red and the silver trees .

the eye .

It stands for seeing lights.

The lights can push that capacitors empty.

And has influence on the analog circuits.

There is a Door from the forst .

warning use the sensor input. only with the sensor included with the delivery. No CV input or output

you can play VOODOO patsh with different tools and elements.
Can be. alligator clips / Or wire / Or your hands / Or a metal spoon /

There is a small light sensor.

To perform easy But that also External big sensor.

ALL inc a lot. 3x clips / wire / metal spoon/

krusnek sensor

Fooling around on Minilogue XD

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Dorian Concept

"contributed some sounds to korg's new "minilogue xd" synthesizer, ...
here's a little loop-based performance with my presets, ..."

Qu-Bit Electronix Scanned // Unique sounds with the only hardware to use 'Scanned Synthesis'

Published on Feb 7, 2019 DivKidVideo

"So here we have the lovely, unique 'Scanned' from Qu-Bit. I'm well aware "unique" gets banded around a lot and I'm no doubt guilty of using it as a bit of a stock word sometimes but this is truly unique in that it's the only piece of hardware to implement Scanned Synthesis, which in terms of synthesis methods is a relatively new one.

More on Scanned Synthesis here -


00:09 Previews

01:01 Feature run down and Scanned Synthesis explanation

02:51 Triggered evolving textures

04:18 Random modulated sounds

04:47 Droning “standard VCO”

06:11 Plucked full synth voice tones

09:00 A short patch interlude no.1

09:14 External “excitation” and audio injection

11:07 Drones

13:04 Synthesising percussion - killer kick!

14:55 Audio rate modulation

16:28 A short patch interlude no.2

16:41 Using gates as modulation

18:36 Using stepped random CV as modulation

19:37 Broken noise glitch mode …

20:55 Outro synth voice patch"

Volterock at NAMM 2019: Sonicware

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Volterock Review

See the Sonicware label below for more.

NAMM 2019: Synclavier App

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Volterock Review

Synclavier Go!

diy delay thing + tr606

Published on Feb 7, 2019 skinnerbox



True dat. I can smell it.

Behringer MS-101 Sound Demo

Published on Feb 7, 2019 AMAZONA Music Mag

Creative reverb with the Make Noise Erbe-Verb – Modular Monthly

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"Created in partnership with Soundhack's Tom Erbe, the Make Noise Erbe-Verb can do everything from coffin-sized spaces to wide-open chambers. Let's connect up some modulation sources and see what it's capable of..."

Benge pinging

Published on Feb 7, 2019 zack dagoba

"ping: make or cause to make a short, high-pitched ringing sound

verb: ping; 3rd person present: pings; past tense: pinged; past participle: pinged; gerund or present participle: pinging"

ST Modular - ToolBox (Utility Module)

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Stefan Tretau

Akai Announces MPC 2.4 Update with Premium Mixing Tools

"MPC 2.3 brought standalone synth engines and now, MPC 2.4 gives you premium mixing tools! We listened to you: Here are a ton of new features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from world-famous DSP gurus at Air Music Technology, plus our incredible new side-chain compressor, the amazing Mother Ducker!"

And the press release:


New software update provides MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 users with 28 AIR Music Technology Effects and the amazing Mother Ducker side-chain processor.

2.3 saw standalone synth engines, now it’s time for premium mixing tools in MPC! Akai Professional has just announced MPC 2.4 that introduces a plethora of user-requested features and workflow enhancements, notably the addition of 28 must-have effects from critically-acclaimed DSP gurus AIR Music Technology and a much-requested side-chain compressor, the Mother Ducker.

The original AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world’s most respected audio professionals. With MPC 2.4, this legendary suite of 16 mix essentials has been ported to MPC for immediate use with standalone or desktop MPC software; this core range of effects has also been expanded to include 12 new plugins, including the AIR Channel Strip and AIR Transient. Each effect has been expertly designed with ease of use in mind and the stunning new TUI layouts take using effects inside MPC to a whole new level.

16 Classic FX from ProTools:


Patch n Tweak

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