MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Analog Modular Synthesizer - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Published on Feb 19, 2019

"From Cantata 147 (BWV 147) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
A series of classical music pieces that I re-arranged for my Analog Modular Synthesizer"

ADtech AVC-350 - Korean Roland SVC-350 Vocoder Clone

via this auction

"Ultra rare Korean-made clone of the Roland SVC-350 vocoder. I saw one for sale 25 years ago and thought I imagined it. Compared it to a buddy's SVC-350 I could probably not tell the sound apart in a blind test. Roland maybe 5% more mid-range, could just be standard variance in analog units, this one a bit warmer. Case in fair shape for it's age, probably has been serviced as mic jack looks different. Sliders and pots have zero crackling/noise when moved, frequency faders glide smoothly, each works. I have tested and used every feature fully

-Hold jack (creates mini-loop when pedal depressed)
-vocoder/direct (switches from your voice to vocoded voice, or to synth, depending on where the balance knob is positioned
-ensemble mode (pans frequency bands left/right alternatingly for a rich shimmery stereo sound.
-harmonics knob (increases harmonic content in rich sounds like saw/square waves, I linked to a youtube video SVC-350 FM Synthesis that demos this
-all inputs/outputs/gain selectors fully functional."

Only one other has been previously featured on the site here.

Prophet Rev2 Demo 2: DSI meet the PG-8X + OP-X Pro II VSTs

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"Right hand: Prophet Rev2 - 16 voice analogue synthesizer.
Left hand: PG-8X and OP-X Pro II VSTs combined (these emulate an Roland JX-8P and Oberheim OB-X), played on an Arturia Keylab MkII."

"New Life" Depeche Mode remix/cover Moog Grandmother, Elektron Analog Keys, Behringer Dx2

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of Depeche Mode's "New Life" remix/cover with a Moog Grandmother, Elektron Analog Keys, Behringer D x2, Korg Volca Sample to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Artificial Noise Key Control Updated with New Scales

See this previous post for a video demo of Key Control.

via Artificial Noise:

"February 19, 2019

Key Control Updated with New Scales

Map your MIDI controller to a given Scale and Key

Keep your keys 'In Key!'

Artificial Noise is excited to announce a new update to the Key Control, a MIDI device that maps your keyboard controller or synthesizer to a chosen Key and Scale. New scales have been added including; Blues, both Major and Minor Pentatonic and Augmented!

The Key Control is a unique MIDI device that will transform your MIDI controller or synthesizer to output only notes and chords within a given Key and Scale. The white keys will play all the notes in the desired Key & Scale (removing all unused notes), while the black keys will play chords within the Key & Scale. Choose between 11 scales and all 12 keys.

Simply hook up the Key Control between your keyboard controller and your desired MIDI destination (computer, synthesizer, sequencer, etc) via standard 5-Pin MIDI DIN cables. Or put your synthesizer in "Local OFF" mode and send the MIDI out from your synth through the Key Control and back into the synth, to always play 'in key.'

With a fast and easy 2 knob interface, you can quickly dial in one of a possible 132 possible key and scale combinations and get down to making music fast and with no fuss.

Rob Papen Vecto Released as AAX/AU/VST Compatible Virtual Instrument

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Rob Papen

"Rob Papen (re)boots Vecto virtual synthesizer into wider (DAW) world as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible VI version

ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: by popular demand, virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible version of Vecto — previously only available as a Rack Extension (RE) for Swedish innovative music software applications, interfaces, and technology standards company Propellerhead Software’s revolutionary Reason — as a 32- and 64-bit Virtual Instrument (VI) synthesizer plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.8 - MacOS 10.14) and Windows (Vista, 7, 8, and 10), as of February 19…

Rob Papen’s popular Vecto was originally created as an RE for Propellerhead’s proprietary Reason platform back in 2015. However, Rob Papen has since received many requests asking if this product could also be made available for other platforms, as attested to by Rob Papen himself: “By popular demand, we’ve now also created it as a VST, AudioUnit, and AAX version.”

Never let it be said that Rob Papen does not collectively listen to feedback from its valued customers! Clearly, the company believes in adding value to its products. “From the start, it already has over 1,000 presets,” reveals Rob Papen, before adding: “It’s a great synthesizer for ambient music, pad sounds, and synthesizer sounds, but the good news is that Vecto is also part of the eXplorer 5 bundle.”

Triangle into Benjolin Demo

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Brian Comnes

"Chaos Squared....take one chaotic device (Optotronic Trianglle Synth) and pump it into another (Benjolin) and what do you get? HAve a listen, definitely not a happy track, and mostly an exploration rather than a performance per se...."

Moog One Videos by Getsemani Music

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Getsemani Music

Note this is a playlist of all of Getsemani Music's videos. The first 25 at the time of this post feature the Moog One. Video seven stands apart as "MIDI History 101: From Atari to Moog One and Yamaha PSR: SIx Wives of King Henry VIII."

Casio VL-1 VL-Tone Synthesizer New Unused Vintage w/ Original Box

via this auction

Casio PT-20 Synthesizer New Unused Vintage

via this auction

Farfisa Soundmaker

via this auction

"For sale a Farfisa Soundmaker, ideally to pick up in Berlin (it's 27 kg) but shipping always possible.
Pure 70s analog sound with a nice String machine section.

Working perfectly fine, been serviced last month.
Cosmetically good (see pics)."

Roland Juno 6 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

VBrazil MultiWaves #1 - 2019

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Vinicius Brazil

"Descritivo de funcionamento do Módulo MultiWaves"

TOM-1501 RARE USSR Soviet Analog Strings Synthesizer Piano Synth

Published on Feb 19, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"TOM-1501 - Rare, Soviet Era, 100% Analog Synthesizer

This synthesizer is very hard to find now.
Very FAT warm strings, punched brass through REZ FILTER with ADR, cool piano, clavichord, built-in analog chorus, vibrato, split keyboard, multi stereo outputs, pedal input etc...

ON SALE NOW" via this auction

RNA VCS3 Repair & Mods

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1. VCS3 Repair & Mods Part 1
A dead VCS3 hits the bench. What could have caused this nasty chain reaction?
2. VCS3 Repair & Mods Part 2
In this episode we repair the blown MFC6070 by replacing it with the MFC234 from
This replaces the unobtainium part and swaps it for the more 'sought after' germanium transistor design.

All synth sounds are direct recorded examples of this VCS3.
3. VCS3 Repair & Mods Part 3
In this video we continue with the addition of Buffers for the Pin Matrix. This allows for accurate splitting of CV's.
This video will demonstrate the before and after effects of adding these buffers.
The PCB's are available from
4. VCS3 Repair & Mods Part 4
In this final part we add a Sample and hold modification from the fantastic
The sample and hold modification (which comes pre built) can be found here
After which we try out the VSC 3 as a Paraphonic synth utilising the previously installed Channel 3 input. Silent way Voice Controller was used to control its polyphony.

Resynator Documentary Kickstarter Launches

Follow-up to this post. The Kickstarter campaign is now live here. Click through for full details including the different pledge levels.
Some info captured for the archives here on MATRIXSYNTH:

"Hi, my name is Alison, this is my story about finally connecting with my dad through a synthesizer from the late '70s. I know it’s weird, stay with me…

When I was 23, I began working for Grace Potter as a tour assistant. Grace is my hero and one of the most talented humans I’ve ever met. Over the years of touring and being around musicians constantly, it would come up in conversation that my dad invented a synth, but I didn't know anything else about it - I truly didn't even really understand what a synthesizer was. Eventually when we had a few weeks off tour in 2014, I flew to Indiana to get it.

1980 Roland "The Roland Rack" Catalog

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full set of scans and write-up.

"Roland 'The Roland Rack' eight page catalog including SPA-240, SPA-120, SIP-300 and SIP-301 amplifiers, SDD-320 Dimension D, SBF-325 stereo flanger, SVC-350 vocoder, SPV-355 pitch-to-voltage synthesizer, SRE-555 chorus echo, SMX-880 line mixer, SST-120 sound system, and SEQ-315 and SEQ-331 equalizers from May 1980."


Published on Feb 19, 2019 BoBeats

"My first impressions of the Elektron Model: Samples. If you like my videos join the Patreon community:

►My Circuit Patches:"

Intro to Synthesis - Synth Lessons by Randy Randy Piscione

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Randy Piscione

"This is a series of synthesizer basics in small, fairly simple (at least to start) bites. Each video is 4 to 6 minutes long and covers one or two basic concepts. I have tried to keep the talking to a minimum. Hope these are useful. If not, please let me know (nicely would be preferred), and if you have a topic you'd like me to cover, let me know that too."


Intro to Synthesis - Part 1 - VCO and VCF
Intro to Synthesis - Part 2 - CV
Intro to Synthesis - Part 3 - Gate Trigger EG
Intro to Synthesis - Part 4 - VCF Type VCF Mod LFO

Soniccouture Ondes: Poly-Ondes Preset Overview

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Soniccouture

"A selection of presets from the Poly Ondes, a polyphonic version of the Ondes Martenot. This synth is included in Soniccouture's Ondes Virtual Instrument:"

Italian Vintage Synth Milton Gemichord 961

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

"Some sounds from this ultrarare italian strings, brass and piano synthesizer."

Follow-up to this post.

Lava Lands

Published on Feb 19, 2019 ValhallaDSP

"A demo of the Moog Sirin and ValhallaDelay.

Music and footage by Sean Costello.
Video editing by Kristin Costello.

ValhallaDelay is the upcoming plugin from Valhalla DSP. Stay tuned."

Original Nord Lead Virtual Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 511344

via this auction

"The Nord Lead is a series of virtual analog subtractive synthesizers, manufactured by Clavia. This synthesizer was released in 1995, it's the original Nord Lead (not the 2, 3 or 4). This is the one that made the term virtual analog synthesis popular.

This synth is different from synthesizers constructed via analog components, the Nord Lead uses digital signal processors (DSPs) programmed to emulate both Subtractive and analog FM synthesis (cross-modulation) to reproduce the warmth and richness of a traditional analog sound. The Nord Lead is also unusual for being covered in knobs, which gives the player direct access to all sound parameters without having to walk through editing menus. The Nord Lead supports four notes of polyphony and can be expanded to twelve via an expansion board."

Check out this post for a good overview of the original Nord Lead.

Novation Bass Station Rack

via this auction

E-Mu box in the pics.

Korg MicroKorg 37-Key Mini Synth & Vocoder

via this auction

Sequential Circuits, Pro-One Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This listing is for one Sequential Pro-One analog synthesizer. It is in great shape and sounds fantastic. It is the most desirable model with the J-wire keybed and chassis-mounted transformer."

Moog Sirin First Test 01/02/2019

Moog Sirin First Test 01/02/2019 from PCNA on Vimeo.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Punch-In Effects)

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Red Means Recording

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

Teenage Engineering OP-Z videos by Red Means Recording

Transistor-82 Lo-Fi Analog Percussion Synthesizer Test (in progress)

Published on Feb 19, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

You may remember my discontinued Transistor-80,
it was a retro analog percussion Eurorack module.
Simple, quirky, fun. But it just begged for more.
I've been working on an advanced version, today I am giving a sneak preview.
I'm calling it the Transistor-82.
It's been a long time coming, testing sessions have been well...
...quite addictive!

The Transistor-82 will have all different circuitry compared to the predecessor.
But retains that special early 80s Lo-Fi Synsonics / Cynare / Drumfire vibe.
Along with many proper drum synthesis controls.
And welcome additions including CV input control over many parameters.
More will be announced soon as progress and design concludes.

WARNING - loud analog percussion chirps bleeps chaos, watch your levels!
Trigger shots coming from Varigate4.
CV modulations from S/H and Batumi LFOs.
Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no effects. None.

Check out my Eurorack modules currently available in my Reverb store."

4ms Listen Modules & Battery Powered Pod Setup

Published on Feb 19, 2019 4mspedals

"Create a small but ultra flexible system for music production using Pods and Listen modules from 4ms Company.
The Listen IO module is your interface between Eurorack and external gear. Here we use the Listen IO to connect a KORG Volca Beats and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator into our Eurorack system made of two Pod32's and a Pod20. Two headphone jacks on the Listen IO let you and a friend listen along in stereo.
At the end of the signal chain is a Listen Four, which mixes up to four signals in stereo and outputs to headphones and line level. A bigger version of the Listen Four is the Listen Four Quarters, which has 1/4" (6.35mm) balanced TRS outputs.

The entire setup is being powered directly from a Krisdonia laptop battery using our standard DC barrel cables, and offers hours of continuous low-noise use."

Listen Four

The Listen Four is a four channel stereo mixer with line, modular, and headphone outputs. Two mono channels with Pan knobs and two stereo channels with dual inputs provide optimal compatibility with both stereo and mono signals. The Listen Four can be daisy-chained to other Listen modules to create a larger mixer with sub-mix outputs.

Molten Modular DIY 05 - DivKid Mutes

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Here's a full build of the DivKid Mutes module kit as supplied by Befaco and Not many components, not many instructions but I'll take you through it and fill in all the holes. In the end you get an instantly usable, performance transforming, wicked little module for muting things in and out with lovely vactrol based switches.

Intro - 0:15
What's in the bag? - 4:29
Main PCB - Vactrols - 8:42
Main PCB - female headers and power socket - 20:16
Control PCB - 28:09
Front Panel - 34:27
Front Panel LEDs - 36:01
Front Panel sockets and switches - 39:08
Plugging it in - 55:02
Demo - 59:32
Conclusion - 1:04:51"

DivKid Mutes - quick jam

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Molten Music Technology

Make Noise QPAS // Quad Peak Animation System & Stereo Eurorack Filter

Published on Feb 19, 2019 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** So here's "the ultimate guide to QPAS" ... a mega tutorial, uber overview or any other silly name you'd like to title this with. Silliness aside, the QPAS has been great offering a lot of stereo filter tones with the quad filter cores and simple controls for a wide range of animation. The tone of the filter is hard to pin down as Tony of Make Noise designed the core (rather than cloning an old one) for the filter and the option to saturate the input VCA stage provides further tonal options. I hope this video is useful for currently QPAS owners, potential QPAS owners but more importantly I hope the video serves to demonstrate tchniques and provide ideas for any modules you own. I always try to make these useful for those with or without the module.


00:00 hello and patch previews (what’s to come)

02:22 What is QPAS? Feature and control run down

04:53 Raw sounds and sweeps

07:22 Audio rate talking filter vibes

08:02 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #1

09:51 Creating stereo images from mono sources and how to make an “opto auto pan” effect

10:43 QPAS in a delay feedback path and how to turn stale digital delays in awesome-sauce

12:54 Distorted bass sound design - looking at driving resonant peaks into distortion for hard electro, industrial and film/game like sound design

15:37 Sweeping HP over full mixes
17:00 Bass boosts with the HP and high Q
17:55 Imparting chordal overtones
18:30 Envelope follower modulation for ‘auto filter’ sounds
19:05 Smile Pass phaser sounds over a mix

19:36 Phaser FX

20:18 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #2

21:14 best sound EVER

21:26 AM Synthesis tutorial with the QPAS + bonus LPG like patching

24:26 Emulating LPG / low pass gates with the QPAS

26:06 How to make a 4 pole 24dB octave response out of the QPAS’ 12dB 2 pole response

27:35 Making a “unique” band pass with self patching

27:55 4 mono peaks, 2 peaks filtering the other 2 peaks with self patching

28:52 Noise as a modulation source. Percussion, noise, new sounds and groove box action!

29:49 Shaping basic electronic percussion sounds

30:31 Imparting chord tones over your audio

31:06 Dynamics and expression with the input VCA

31:53 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #3

33:07 Random techno pings

33:32 LP BP HP SP multi output drone

34:36 Weird acid & layering modulation

36:12 Synthesising percussion sounds - KICKS

37:50 Synthesis more percussion - SNARES CLAPS + MORE

38:55 Tony Rolando’s “fake echo” patch with the wildcard input

40:53 Complex synth voices with Scanned & QPAS and lots of modulation."

Taide'n Borg - Short Studio Tour (No talking)

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Sun's May Flower (Official)

"A short Studio Tour, displaying some of the machines i do have in the studio ... and this is the link of my Studio page :

Hope you enjoy it !

Music: Taide'n Borg - Return of the Fighting 69th"

MPC Lounge: MPC 2.4 Overview & Tutorial Videos

Published on Feb 19, 2019 AkaiProVideo


1. MPC Lounge: MPC 2.4 Overview
In this workflow tutorial, we take a look at some of the brand new effects within our latest update of MPC Software – MPC 2.4 – including the AIR Filter Gate, the AIR Pumper, and AIR Reverb.
2. MPC Lounge: Electronic Pumper FX
This new processor allows users to create rhythmic pumping effect, similar to that of sidechain compression, with an assignable speed, depth and envelope shape.
3. MPC Lounge: Adding Side Chain Compression
In this workflow tutorial, we take a look at the all-new AIR and Mother Ducker Input effects within our latest update of MPC Software – MPC 2.4; this much-requested pair of processors enables users to achieve side-chain ducking effects in the MPC Standalone or desktop software.
4. MPC Lounge: TrapSoul Pumper FX
Here we showcase the creative scope of this processor when applied to a TrapSoul sample.

Noir Et Blanc Vie: Sorry Arturia Micro Freak - A NON-Review lol

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"*Keep in mind what the word 'Subjection Opinion' means while watching this video, this will help triggered folk cope with what I'm about to say haha*

Since you all know companies don't run this channel, I do, which is why I say what I like. I know this video will be unpopular to the fanboys, but I could care less as I was actually looking forward to the MicroFreak, unfortunately I'm a little disappointed synths seem to be moving away from players who need the tactile traditional keybed for performances. Anyways, here are my thoughts, those who can't understand the meaning of the word subjective will dislike this video and comment I'm dumb, but that's what's fun about all this hahaahah"

Moog Voyager Baby Scratch

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Subtronik

"I made this patch after seeing the Moogist's Voyager scratch video: [below]

This patch is as close to a real record scratch as I've heard from a Moog. This video simply shows the Voyagers versatility. I used a vanilla beat for this because anything more complicated made it difficult to hear the Voyagers pseudo squelchy record scratching.

Here's the patch:"


Published on Aug 13, 2009 t i m t s a n g // 円相 co.

"How does Moogist do his crazy awesome Moog Scratch sound?
Here are the 7 steps:

Step 1 - Turn on Oscillator 1. Use the 8' octave setting.
Step 2 - Select the sawtooth wave setting.
Step 3 - Add Oscillator 2 to the mix. Also use the 8' octave setting.
Step 4 - Add "1-2 SYNC" for more grit to the sound.
Step 5 - Add Oscillator 3 to the mix.
Step 6 - Turn on the "Glide" function to enable the smooth sliding sound.
Step 7 - Extend the "Attack" time (turn the knob to a greater value) of the "Filter Envelope" Section. This will enable the sound to not be attacked straight on but instead each note will have a sliding effect going into it before it reaches the actual pitch at the peak. (Make sure to set your "Mod Wheel Destination" to "Pitch")

Moog Scratch !

Tim Tsang, a.k.a. "The Moogist" plays the Minimoog Voyager, Electric Blue version."

Techno rush in zero gravity

Published on Feb 19, 2019 TheEndorphines

〰️Techno rush in zero gravity 〰️
✔️Kick drum thru the delay of Magneto.
✔️Spoiler on the snare/hh.
✔️Snare delay to the minimum to use the snare as additional tom.
✔️Furthrrrr Generator carrier thru the comb filter and hall reverb of the Grand Terminal on the background.
✔️Furthrrrr Generator modulator thru the ladder filter of the Grand Terminal as a bass.

Patch n Tweak

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