MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

Palo Radio by Bloop and Quack

Elby Euro Serge and processed guitar.

"Members Doug Lynner (modular synthesizer) and R Duck (processed guitar) began improvising together several years ago as Bloop Quack. The pace picked up in the summer of 2018 when the pair began airing their weekly, live radio show, Bloop and Quack, on KZSU Stanford 90.1FM in the San Francisco Bay Area

This album consists of sections edited from the Bloop and Quack Show. The on-air performances are improvised and recorded in stereo from the broadcast feed. No additional recording or overdubbing is done. They are mastered for release.
released February 8, 2019

Doug Lynner - Elby EuroSerge Modular Synthesizer
R Duck - Parker Fly Deluxe, Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra/III, Ernie Ball 6165, MXR Studio Comp/DynaComp/Custom Comp, EHX Soul Food, TC Electronics Flashback, Fairfield Circuitry The Unpleasant Surprise, Digitech EX-7, MOTU-896
Cover Image - NASA/JPL-Caltech"

Buchla beast and Elektron Analog Four

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Cray

Resonance Reappearing

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Gordon Monahan

"Resonance Reappearing is a motion-activated sound sculpture. Using Max/MSP software, a continuously changing score is created that draws from a library of prerecorded sounds. These sounds are transmitted through a network of motors and wires creating a vibrating, kinetic audio system that gives physical form to sound.

Four long piano wires are suspended in the gallery, with groups of electric motors hanging on each wire. The motors are attached to the speaker outputs of audio amplifiers, which have audio soundfiles playing through them, that are then amplified through the motors and into the wires. Each wire has a contact pickup attached at each end, and these contact pickups send amplified signals into a PA system in the gallery. At the same time, there are motors attached at the end of the piano wires, that cause the wires to flex with off-center motor movements. A motion sensor triggers the system to fade in and fade out, resulting in a continuously changing flexible sound system.

The piece attempts to visualize the invisibility of sound, by deconstructing the audio system into a vibrating network of motors and wires that are set in motion by the sounds transmitted through them, thus creating a kinetic audio system that is activated by the sound waves travelling through and emanating away from themselves."

Moog Three Band Parametric Equalizer

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just come back from being serviced and needs nothing. As you may know, this was part of the Moog rack series which include the 12 Stage Phaser, Graphic Equalizer, Moog Vocoder, Moog Dual VCO and Moog String Filter. This one will come with the original box & manual."

See the seller's other items for more.

ARP String Ensemble Sticker

via this auction

"This is a new, ARP logo sticker very similar to the one found on the ARP String Ensemble SE-IV. The sticker size is exactly the same, but the cut corners are slightly bigger and the gold background is slightly brighter as matching the original color on this kind of vinyl was very hard."

See the seller's other items for more.

Moog Liberation Keytar

via this auction

"Refurbished by professional

All electrolytic capacitors and regulator IC have been replaced.
All cables and connectors connecting the body and the interface unit have been replaced with new ones.
The body has been re-painted.
The LED of main unit has been replaced with blue LED.

In addition, the following operations are being carried out.
Contact revival of the front switches
Contact revival of the volumes
Contact revival of the terminals
Matte black paint of screws

MIDI is not installed.
It takes 3 to 5 minutes for the sound to stabilize.

Comes with:
Interface (Power supply) unit
Connecting cable (about 9 m)
Leather strap
Instruction manual (English)"

SN#666, FR-777 Uber-Rare Original Custom "Silver Face" FR3D71499666

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Synthesizer SN 4403

via this auction

Octave The Cat Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Cat is fully functional and in good condition.

The Cat is an analog duophonic synthesizer by Octave from the late 70s. these offer 2 VCOs, low pass VCF, 1 LFO, ADSR & AR envelope generators, with sync, sample & hold, & envelope repeat. Similar in features & layout to the ARP Odyssey but with very different character."

Vermona Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare analog synthesizer. Fully pro-serviced and tuned:
- All electrolytic caps was replaced
- tune stability improved
- MIDI function added, up to 5 octaves range, low key / high key priority choise, MIDI cutoff control added."

Ciat-lonbarde Tetrax

via this auction

Roland JX3P, Crumar Stratus, Siel DK600 vintage analog synth jam - Time Traveller

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Expanding Sound

"Some fun with my Roland JX3P, Crumar Stratus and Siel DK600. Love these boards. I used the Roland to make a sequence then noodles with my non filming hand on the Stratus and DK600. I liked the sounds I dialed in, so I figured I would share. Hope you enjoy it."

Roland Alpha Juno 2 - Sequenced Sounds

Published on Feb 8, 2019 waterdropmusic

"All sounds in this vid are recorded from an alpha juno 2 where I played some random melodies with effects added except The birds sound sample in the beginning . I hope you enjoy."

Teenage Engineering - Day 1

Published on Feb 8, 2019 biologik

"OP-Z only. No additional FX. Stock synths and drums."

Access Virus INDIGO -some Random Grit sounds

Published on Feb 8, 2019 waterdropmusic

"This is a first video in the series for the Virus Indigo (virus b). I will be working on and posting more specific sound oriented indigo videos including ambient atmospheres in the near future. Stay Tuned."

Arp 2500 "Winter"

Published on Feb 8, 2019 David Baron

"Composition for the Arp 2500 modular synthesizer.
Recorded at Sun Mountain Studios in Boiceville, NY Feb 8 2019
Listen to David Baron ‘Cycles’"

Autonomous Bassline Generator (by 4ms) synced with Korg Volca via Infrared Emitter

Published on Feb 8, 2019 O.S.cillator @ Kalkartronic

"The Autonomous Bassline Generator (ABG) by 4ms can receive IR signals from other ABGs and so I thought maybe it is possible to convert other external sync signals into Infrared signals. In order to check it out I bought an IR Emitter with 3.5mm jack for a just a few euros and plugged it into the sync out of the Volca FM, and voilĂ : It works perfectly!
So, another fun way to noodle around with the mini synth."

Autonomous Bassline Generator

Industrial Music Electronics The Harvestman Hertz Donut MK3 Digital FM & Phase Distortion Oscillator

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Hertz Donut MK3 is a new digital frequency modulation and phase distortion oscillator from Industrial Music Electronics, formerly The Harvestman. The main oscillator of the Hertz Donut Mk3 has 3 wavefolding algorithms which can be modulated by the two operator oscillators and an external input. The main oscillator can also be FMed by the two operators, and the operators can modulate each other with a 3x4 modulation matrix. The Hertz Donut MK3 is great for creating metallic textures with complex harmonics and modulation.

The second part of this video shows one use for the preset system in the Hertz Donut MK3, saving 8 distinct sounds and then selecting them with a sequencer to make a rhythmic pattern. The sequencer we used was the Stillson Hammer MK2.

Hertz Donut MK3 available here:"

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TEST SERIES MiniHarp Autoharp Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus Paul Vo Wand

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Experiments with Miniharp, Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus, Paul Vo Wand, and various objects.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

STG's Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer w/ New Volume Potentiometers for Sale

Published on Feb 7, 2019 suitandtieguy

via this auction

"A TR-808 in perfect working condition, with brand new volume potentiometers from Syntaur and all other pots cleaned and lubricated.

It's been my friend for 11 years but I need to sell it to fund the development of new products for the next stage of my life. Maybe it can be your friend now?"

Roland Super JX-10

via this auction

"The last true analog synthesizer made by Roland and has been critically acclaimed as one of their classic analog instruments."

Moog Model 15 Synthesizer Modern Reissue 2015 SN 061/150

via this auction

"From Pete's Dragon Crest Studio private collection. Only 150 made, Serial Number 061, mint condition, all patch and power/adapter cables included. Can be signed by Pete upon request."

1975 Yamaha CS-50 Brochure

via this auction, also on Reverb.

See the seller's other items for more.

Roland Synthesizer & Keyboard Catalog 2005 (V-Synth, Fantom, & Juno-D)

via this auction


via this auction

"This unit is fully functional and has no battery leakage as shown in the pictures. If you buy one of these that has had the traces repaired from previous battery acid leakage it will never be the same.

This unit has 3 service records from Korg so the previous owner really looked after it which is evident by the condition as well.

Tested and fully functional."

Pics of the inside below.

MFB Dominion X 3 Osc Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Desktop version of MFB's Dominion 1. Outstanding 3 OSC analog sound. Flexible Filter (LP, BP, HP). Ringmod, Osc and filter FM, etc..."

Anyone confirm this is essentially a desktop version of the Dominion 1? The 1 came after the X. According to MFB, the Dominion Club is the desktop version of the 1.

Erica Synths Fusion Ring Modulator vacuum TUBE Eurorack Module

via this auction

germanium diode ring
audio transformers
adjustable tube overdrive on both audio and carrier inputs
color switch to select between brighter and darker sound

Succession Pro for Kontakt

Published on Feb 7, 2019 HGSounds

"Showing how easy it is to build up patterns in a creative exploration sort of way"

via HG Sounds

"Succession Pro is an Advanced Sequencer/Drum Machine which uses 4 Sequencers and 4 Synths. Any sequencer can target any or all of the synths making it a very flexible system. It uses 12 Patterns which hold all Sequencing data which are switched either by using the GUI buttons, or a dedicated Octave on your Keyboard (shown in red on the Kontakt Midi Keyboard Display). The idea is that you perform these patterns using this switching to create unique and complex Sequences easily. The Scale Remapper, automatically re-pitches so that Sequences always align with the Scale and can be used Globally or use a different Scale for each pattern.

Each of the 4 Sequencers use a Trigger sequencer which determines when notes are played, anything above zero will trigger and additionally the value used can sequence Velocity, Sample Start or Waveform IDs or any combination. There is also a Pitch sequencer which has it’s own step length and frequency for creating syncopation. It has it’s own internal preset system like all other HGS Kontakt Instruments as well as a sophisticated Randomization system for easily generating Presets even at the global level. Finally there is an FX section which has a Modulator (Chorus, Flanger or Phaser), a Tempo delay and a Reverb with 50 Impulse Responses."

Taylor McFerrin on the new minilogue XD

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Korg

"Music producer and keyboardist Taylor McFerrin programmed sounds for the new minilogue XD; offering his musical expertise and insight to make this synth one of our best yet. Here he talks about the process of his work and how the new minilogue xd will help impact his music."

Atari ST Series - Iconic Music Machines alive in 2019

Published on Feb 8, 2019 studentsmusic

"Video and Demotracks about the musical power of Atari St Series, Software (steinberg 24/ Music Mouse) plus rare extensions, still very useful in 2019."

diy reverb plate shimmer thing + moog minitaur

Published on Feb 8, 2019 skinnerbox

NAMM 2019 - The Secret Yamaha Synth Room

Published on Feb 8, 2019 sonicstate

"On the way out of NAMM this year, we were invited to come and see Yamaha at their nearby HQ in Buena Park. Tucked away in the endless corridors is a special room - They Yamaha Synth Space, where there's a growing collection of Yamaha synthesizers, drum machines and other gear. We had a look..."

Yamaha C1 computer gets some coverage.

MOK Waverazor Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Corsynth DR 02 Snare Drum audio demos

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Corsynth

"All sounds were created using the Corsynth DR-02 Snare Drum.
Some auxiliar modules were used as modulation sources but all the audio comes from the DR-02.
The demos were multitrack recorded and mixed , no FX or compression was used.
Individual tracks are played after each loop.

The DR-02 Snare Drum will be released by the end of February 2019"

Modal Electronics Skulpt & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Feb 8, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Livestock Electronics MAZE - Sequential Attenuverting Matrix Mixer & Signal Router in Eurorack

Published on Feb 8, 2019 DivKidVideo

"I've had a lot of fun with the Livestock Electronics Maze. With it's option to route and then control level and inverted level of any input signal to any output the potential for this thing is pretty crazy! Going beyond that having the option to save several banks of 16 states and recall these states AND THEN use CV or triggers to move through the presets states randomly, in order, addressed by CV, with Euclidean patterns etc. Really cool.


00:00 Hello and patch previews

00:49 What is Maze? Features etc.

04:23 Routing, inverting and mixing modulation

08:06 SLCT input - using external signals to move through saved routing presets.

09:05 Switching and distributing triggers to shift up your beats

12:41 Interesting use of an accent pattern

14:57 Turning an offset voltage into a 4 voice chord machine

16:46 Building pitch and modulation sequences and states

20:16 SLCT Fade mode - crossfade between 16 states of routing, level control and inversion."

via Livestock

""At least now we know why they call it the Milky Way."

Want to change your patch with a push of a button? Create presets for attenuversion, routing and mixes of signals? Sequence and morph through audio and cv? Then Maze has got you sorted!

Maze is a versatile routing and mixing matrix. That allows you to create your own touchpad of patch presets. Each routing position has been equipped with an attenuverting VCA so it can be used for signal distribution and attenuversion.

Morphing speed between presets can be changed and routings can be muted. Preset selection is also possible with CV and several algorithms. The signal path is entirely analog and it is even possible to chain Maze modules together to increase your matrix."

L-1 Synthesizer plays 'Provincial Disco'

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Aleksei Laman

"Classic song of my lovely band Zodiac from 1980 recorded 'as is' live into stereo track. No additional mixing."


KORG TR - strings
FS1R - brassy chords
L-1 - bass synth and two lead synths, mixing, equalization, compression
Sequence, delays, drums from Ableton
Recorded into Soundforge all together stereotrack.

Simmons SDS 800 | Fully analog drums | THIS is the Tom sound you want!

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Espen Kraft

"Simmons SDS 800 electronic drums from the mid 80s. A budget variation of the more famous SDSV and SDS9, but very capable of making those famous TOMs as well as a 808-like kick and snare. A fully analog drum brain/machine.

Originally the SDS 800 came with the corresponding hexagon drum pads/triggers from SImmons.
The SDS 800 is NOT a drum machine as such and it needs to be triggered to output any sound. There is no MIDI here.
In the absence of original drum pads I've hooked up a couple of DIY piezo electric elements to the two TOM inputs and I play on those with a couple of BIC ballpoint pens, works very well and clearly demonstrates the dynamics you can acheive.

Such piezo electric transducers are dead cheap to buy on Ebay.
The rest of the demo I use the Roland TR-626 to trigger the inputs of the SDS 800 as the 626 has individual outputs that I just route directly into the SDS 800 inputs. Kick - Snare - Tom1 - Tom2."

Wintry Arpeggio With The OP-Z

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Perplex On

"I‘m missing the outdoor jams a lot! While winter is still strong here, i found a moment where the sun came through, so OP-Z and me had the chance for a super quick recording in the park. Enjoy!"

Universal Exports & Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer

Published on Feb 8, 2019 Polyend

"Hello. We are Universal Exports. Welcome to our Atelier in Wroclaw, Poland where we create our sounds, meet other musicians and having fun. We are a live electronic duo with a philosophy to play only improvised sets without the pressure of time and space. All we do is streamed online in realtime a few times a month. We love to meet new people as much as playing new devices. This time we decided to build the whole set around the rough sound of Medusa. Each instrument we use runs its own sequencer. We believe that sequencer is the strongest point of Medusa. Each step can store not only notes but also automation of all parameters you’ll need to perform. From nice gentle modulations to highly experimental settings. We adore Medusa for hard bass and FM knob which sounds freaky! A highly recommended piece of gear … especially for experimental oriented musicians or those who need the surprising huge hybrid sound of this black monster"

Behringer CRAVE Sequencer: Ratcheting!

Published on Feb 7, 2019 mootbooxle

"You can easily do ratcheting per step on the Crave’s sequencer! Holding SHIFT and turning the glide knob allows you to select 2, 3, or 4 “ratchet” steps per actual step of the sequence. The effect I’m using on the Crave is a Strymon El Capistan tape echo emulation. Shot on iPhone X with Roland Go:Mixer Pro!"


Behringer CRAVE Sequencer: Building patterns, Transposing, Jamming

Published on Feb 8, 2019

"Here I build a couple sequences on the Crave using a few of the more advanced features of the sequencer. I’ll get more complex in future videos. The main thing I want to show is the ability to transpose the sequence on the fly. Again featuring the Strymon El Capistan and filmed with iPhone X using Roland Go:Mixer Pro!"

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