MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

New Behringer SP-2400 Sampler - E-Mu SP-1200 x 2 Clone In the Works?

This one spotted and sent in by Soviet Space Child. Update: it's real and it's not from Behringer.

Click on the image for the full sized shot. It's not the highest resolution but you can see SP-2400 Prototype printed on the bottom right. You can also see the following starting on the top left (circuit board print & jacks):

Active EQ for channels 3-6 (or is it 3 - 5)
filter for channels 1-2
Sampler Input LP AMP
CH 1 Out on the right and CH 8 Out on the top left (8 outs)
Mix Out
Stereo IN followed by MIDI In/Out/Through jacks
Power & USB jacks
Post EQ
Post AMP
FREQ Cutoff 1
Resonance 1
FREQ Cutoff 2
Resonance 2

Check out some pics and videos of the E-Mu SP-1200 in the archives here.

Update via M Me:

"Hi Matrix, The SP2400 render picture is a fake render,if you zoom in on the picture you can see black lanes that goes in all ways. proportions of some trace planes are not possible,like from very large to one point delta. Also traces that goes to the 'big' processor/DSP comes from all sides and not the way like circuits are drawn.

100% fake"

Playing Minimoog From Guitar | Second Sound Audio-To-Synth

Published on Feb 25, 2019 mootbooxle

"The Second Sound ACO160 Audio-To-Synth System is a new development that I’m very excited about. They’ve been nice enough to let me borrow their prototype unit to demonstrate...Here it is being used to play the Minimoog from my guitar!

This is a Pitch to CV/Gate and MIDI convertor that is very early in development but is already promising to be the best pitch tracking device yet created! This is reaaaaaally just scratching the surface. Any audio source can be used to play any CV or MIDI instrument! More to come."

EMS Cornwall Synthi A Sounds

Published on Feb 25, 2019 blwvideo

"All Synthi A sounds, with some layers triggered as samples from the 1010music bitbox."

RIP Mark Hollis of Talk Talk

Published on Jul 13, 2011 exDrBob1

Mark Hollis of Talk Talk passed away today at the age of 64. He was one of my favorite musicians. I wasn't expecting to put a post up as it's synths only on the site, but I remembered there was some single synth spotting in the video for their first hit single above.  It appears to be an Oberheim OB-Xa with the 120 preset expansion badge on the front right. The OB-Xa was released in 1981 and the song came out in 1982 (not sure when the video came out though). You can also see some Simmons drum triggers. Synth spotting aside, I am going to miss him. I never got to see Talk Talk live. Apparently he stopped touring and pulled out of the music scene to spend more time with his family and to raise his kids. I heard he said he couldn't tour and be a good father at the same time so he chose to be a good father. Much respect to that. Below is a live concert from 1986. Some synth spotting there as well.

Talk Talk Live at Montreux 11th July 1986

Published on Jan 12, 2013

"Talk Talk Live on 11th July 1986 at the Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 to promote the band's recent album The Colour of Spring, and was to be their only appearance at Montreux.

The extended line-up for the 1986 tour consisted of Hollis, Webb and Harris, plus John Turnbull (guitars), Rupert Black and Ian Curnow (keyboards), Phil Reis and Leroy Williams (percussion), and Mark Feltham (harmonica). Most notable among these concerts was this appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released on DVD in 2008 as Live at Montreux 1986.

Running order as follows...

00:00:00 Presentation
00:00:44 Talk Talk*
00:03:59 Dum Dum Girl**
00:07:44 Call in the Night Boy**
00:14:36 Tomorrow Started**
00:22:20 My Foolish Friend°
00:26:50 Life's What You Make It***
00:31:45 Does Caroline Know**
00:39:51 It's You**
00:43:49 Living in Another World***
00:51:40 Give It Up***
00:57:26 It's My Life**
01:05:02 I Don't Believe in You***
01:10:26 Such a Shame**
01:18:55 Renée**"

Volca Modular Techno Demo: "Assimilate" (Patch Sheet In Description)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Hyper Objeckt

Wait for it... Keep your eye on the video. It comes in within the first 20 seconds.

"Patch sheet for Volca Modular:

Download this song on sc:

Stickers by Jason Clarke


ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage - All Playing, No Talking! with Eren Başbuğ

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Seaboard Rise BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Eren Başbuğ plays the Seaboard Grand STAGE at Kraft Music.

The ROLI Seaboard features a silicone surface of "keywaves" for shaping sound intuitively through touch. Five dimensions of touch - Strike, Press, Glide, Sllide, and Lift - open up the expressive possibilities of multidimensional sound control within the included Equator software synthesizer. Other features include Bluetooth wireless connectivity and compatibility with select DAWs and software instruments. Seaboard RISE is available in 25-note and 49-note versions, each with its own custom-designed case.

Get more for your money with an exclusive ROLI Seaboard RISE BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new controller, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Custom Black Glow In-The-Dark Behringer Neutron Overlay by Graydon Audio

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Graydon Audio

Behringer Neutron Overlay by Graydon Audio:


Behringer Neutron Plays Super Mario 64 (Dire, Dire Docks)
Behringer Neutron Plays the THX Deep Note
Behringer Neutron Plays Video Games (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Model D/Neutron Red Swatch Sample
Behringer Neutron Beastly Square Kick
Graydon Audio Logo

"Add a Graydon Audio Black Light Reactive Overlay to your Behringer Neutron and you'll get a clean new look and upgraded interface to make your gear both more attractive and more functional. But when you turn the lights off and turn your black light on, the real fun begins.

Made of Polycarbonate

Other overlays are made of synthetic paper. We manufacture ours to last with aerospace grade, scratch-resistant matte polycarbonate so your synth stays looking good.

A Perfect Fit

All of our overlays are made in the USA and are die-cut to extremely precise tolerances in an ISO 9001 certified facility, ensuring a perfect fit and easy installation.

Streamlined Interface

The screen-printed user interface of our overlays has been professionally designed by user interface experts with ease of use and readability in mind.

Ultra-Bright Glow

Our specially formulated phosphorescent pigment gives faceplate graphics the brightest possible glow under your black light, but also looks impressive in normal lighting."

WMD In-Store Event This Wednesday at Perfect Circuit

via Perfect Circuit

"This Wednesday!!! Come on by to see the new @wmdevices Metron sequencing module. WMD will be demoing it and answering your questions! There will be food and drinks plus a FREE giveaway!"

I/L/W live set (Jupiter 80, EMS Synthi, Eurorack modular)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 blwvideo

"Clips from our live show at Insomnia Gallery. Jupiter lead, modular backing . . . what could possibly go wrong?"

Rare Vintage E-Mu Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare Vintage E-Mu Modular Synthesizer. I loaned this instrument to Matt Bellamy of MUSE in the early 2000's, you can see it in use in the studio photo. Condition is Used. Includes Keyboard (but no cables for the keyboard)"

Pic of the inside below.

Korg Poly 61 SN 711922 w/ Mods

Published on Feb 5, 2019 crowdiemouse

"Modified an old Korg Poly 61 so that the cut off frequency and resonance can be adjusted real time. The addition of selector switches is a useful addition and enables the selected sound to be set back to the preset values instantaneously. If anyone wants details of the mod let me know. Sorry for poor quality video and audio - phone only I'm afraid!"

via this auction

"It has had a new battery fitted, main circuit board has been cleaned up (after original battery fault), all keyboard keys have been stripped and cleaned –they all work correctly. All operational buttons and potentiometers have been cleaned and work correctly. All connectors have been cleaned and re-connected.

The modification has been carried out so that the filter cut off frequency and resonance can be modified real time. The switches also allow the real time mods to be selected as and when required. It has been completed to a good standard with the new wiring added to looms.

Other mods similar to this do not have the switches fitted. The problem with this is that when the presets are re-called they are modified straight away by the position of the pots. With this mod you can select whether to have the original sound, or allow the preset to be modified in real time. You can even switch on the fly, providing some interesting 'switching' sounds."

Logan String Melody 2 SN 10968

via this auction

"Super Rare Logan String Melody II. Freshly Serviced and fully working. In great condition.

Early 70s Italian Stringer Synth as used by Goblin, horror disco classic, much richer than the Arp Solina not to mention rarer."

Vermona Piano Strings

via this auction

Roland SH-1 (vintage monophonic synthesiser)

via this auction

Korg Wavestation EX Ambient pad

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Anders Callenberg

"Deep Sea Menu Diving.
A wave sequence patch with a Korg Wavestation EX fed through
a Strymon BigSky in the cloud setting.

Later a second patch is added/layered within the Performance Mode of the synth.

Recorded in 16 bit 44.1 khz with a Steinberg UR44 sound card."

Increscent gravity of the ages - modular in the cave 5 (eurorack modular synthesizer trance idm jam)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Modular in the cave

"Little modular jam at Bue Marino Site in Favignana. This side of the island faces the west coast of Sicily, where you can see both Marsala and Trapani, "the scythe of the Mediterranean". The most beautiful, emerald sea in all of Favignana can be seen here, thanks to submarine limestone planes that makes the water shine, creating a strong contrast between the black rocks and the white parts. The spot take its name by the monk seal that inhabitated this part of the island(Bue Marino means sea ox, by the cry of the sea animal similar to the ox cry). The monk seal completely left this place cause of the degrading and disturbing caused by human presence. In the last years some monk seals have been spotted to take rest in submarine caves in the egad islands during the winter. A huge limestone quarry rise behind the shores and through the land, where for thousands of years the stones have been extracted, and then loaded on wooden boats(schifazzi) through the massive rock slide that still stands,making it one of the favourite places for diving. I used Erica synths pico voice and Pittsburgh sv1.2 pico dsp, a black hole dsp, blue lantern sir mixalot, expert sleepers disting mk4 compression algorithm on the master"

Plankton Electronics Spice + TB-303 (no talking)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Plankton Electronics

"Playing a TB-303 SPICE.

Launching soon at Kickstarter!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more news."

New Pics of Thomas Lehn's Stolen EMS SYNTHI & Unique Features to Look Out For

New pics have been added to this post along with features unique to this SYNTHI. If you spot it out there, grab the details and send them in. You can reach Thomas on his website, or send it my way and I will be sure he gets the info.

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with W. Andrew Raposo

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

"Back in the 2008, W. Andrew Raposo (pictured above left with collaborator David Mason) was touring in a band called Hercules and Love Affair, and was one of the first to take the Prophet ‘08 out on the road. For the last decade, Raposo has recorded and toured with bands Midnight Magic, Jessica 6, and Hess Is More, and engineered and produced and performed with Holy Ghost!, The Juan Maclean, Neon Indian, and Heidemann. Sequential synths are all over every album he makes and close at hand on stage.

We chatted with Andrew on how he’s using Sequential synths in his music"

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

Genova Modulare 02/23/2019

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Stefano Bertoli

"Genova Modulare, an AudioVisual Modular Fest held in Genoa, Italy 02/23/2019"

Modular Synthesizer Ensemble - Ernst Krenek Forum 2019

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

Buchla 100 & eurorack system workshops.

"The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble consists of a fixed setup of 12 Modular Synthesizers and a repertoire of compositions written particularly for the ensemble.

The ensemble members are changing from project to project and will be introducing and guided by Gammon to present the musical outcome live as an ensemble. Furthermore the project offers the possibility to relate on the local sociocultural conditions and develop a individual format. The process of sound generation with the analog Modular Synthesizer can be experienced and created by by the participants themselves. Proceeding from the individual sound material we will experiment, invent, try out, improvise, interpret and compose. A simultaneous inventing and performing process of electronic music is emerging, with the aim to interpret compositions and present them live as an ensemble.
The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble enables a similar challenge to experienced musicians, modular enthusiasts or people with no previous knowledge because of its unique musical and social acoustic experience. The focus during this sensual and musical process is listening to each other and a collective ambition.

Af Zack
25th April – 28th April 2019 / Bolzano / IT

Superbooth 19
9th Mai – 11th Mai 2019 / Berlin

Ensembles Modulars
DOEPFER A-100 Modular System
Microphonic Soundbox / LeafAudio

2x Toraiz AS-1 - ambient Berlin School melodic demo track

Published on Feb 24, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

First: of course it's a Berlin School demo. That's my area of "expertise"!

Second: don't mind the "frying potatoes" noise when gain exceed the maximum admitted by my Neunaber Slate.

Third: no, they're not both #ToraizAS1 mine, only the #ambient pad playing one! It just wouldn't make sense that at &1000 to have ⅓ of a #Prophet6.
FUN FACT: these two Toraiz are siblings, even they're purchased months apart (my friend bought it first, last year!)

Fourth: ...I forgot...

Effects: Neunaber Slate for the Toraiz playing the ambient pads (and because of that distortion I added H-Delay Waves to sugar coat the mess). Boss Rv6 & Dd-7 for the Toraiz playing the sequence.



ZOOM ARQ96, EX5, Yamaha AN200, Reface DX patch challenge: marimba, orchestral stab & smooth brass

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Here's my entry to the latest 'classic synth patches challenge'. The challenge requires the use of certain classic synth sounds to create a new track (this time: Marimba, an 80s orchestral blast, and the 'smooth brass' sound found in songs by Toto and other 80s acts). The ZOOM ARQ96 is sequencing, playing drums&bass. Reface DX does the marimba sound. Yamaha AN200 does the soft brass / arpegiator stuff. PEAK plays the high-pitched arpeggiated notes and the EX5 does that lead whistle thing."

Erica Synths Sample Drum Eurorack Module

Erica Synths Sample Drum demo (part 1) Published on Feb 25, 2019 Erica Synths

"Sample Drum is eurorack sample player module with straight-forward, intuitive interface, functionality and great sound quality, designed with live performance use in mind.

00:03 - Jungle jam
01:32 - Break slicing
02:56 - Vinyl cut folding & shuffling
04:39 - Start/End point surfing with CV
05:26 - Joystick amen
06:10 - Breakbeat CV scratching
06:51 - Manual wave surfing
08:00 - S&H everything
08:54 - Slice start/end point shuffling
09:44 - FX!

NB! Not all samples used in this demo are included in the stock sample pack."

"Sample Drum is 14HP eurorack sample player/sampler module with straight-forward, intuitive interface, functionality and great sound quality, designed with live performance use in mind.

Sample playback with fast trigger response
Various effects for real time sample processing
Sample recording functionality
Manual and automatic sample slicing
Cue point loading from WAV files
1V/Oct tracking
3 assignable CV inputs per channel
Preset memory
User-friendly interface
Performance mode
16 GB SD card with factory preset samples included

The Sample Drum is composed of two identical parts and allows you to play back, record and slice up samples or loops directly in your modular system. For processing there are different play modes, tuning functions (including 1 V/Oct pitch tracking), virtual VCAs plus AD envelopes and realtime effects. Three freely assignable CV inputs per channel guarantee a lot of expression during performance. 16bit mono wav samples are loaded into RAM (32MB / ~ 5 minutes of sampling time) from SD card (16 GB SD card with factory preset samples comes with the module) for instantaneous playback response. All settings can be saved and recalled during live performance."

Mutable Instruments Plaits in VCV Rack - 15 Tips & Tricks

Published on Feb 25, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"Despite the fact that Mutable Instruments Plaits seems quite simple and understandable - it has a whole bunch of hidden features. This video is all about these features and using in VCV Rack. VCV Rack has another neat opportunities as placing multiple instances, which is also widening this beast.
"Plaits is the spiritual successor of Mutable Instruments’ best-selling voltage-controlled sound source, Braids. Not just a mkII version: its hardware and software have been redesigned from scratch.
Just like its predecessor, it offers direct access to a large palette of easily tweakable raw sonic material, covering the whole gamut of synthesis techniques." - from Mutable Instruments official page.
You can support me on Patreon and download all files from this video
Check my Instagram page"

The Secret of the Machines

Published on Feb 25, 2019 poorness studios

"I've always liked this poem. I woke up this morning and decided to build a modular patch around the poem. I like the way it came out. It's 100% modular except for the Volca Beats supplying the thumps (Volca is synced to Eurorack clock)."

Metasonix D-1000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine Demo

Published on Dec 30, 2018 Smog Filter

"well this year ended on a real high note, my Metasonix D-1000 was delivered today. opened it up to tune the drums and adjust the roll speed.."

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 PE Synthesizer Module (wood cheeks + rack ear kit) SN 1112

via this auction

"This is the updated PE potentiometer edition.

8 voice bi-timbral Dave Smith analog synth with sequencer.

Includes manual, DSI power adapter and international plug adapters.
Matching metal rack ears and screws.

Fat bass, filter sweeps, arp, Berlin School sequences, creamy, raw or twinkly leads and pads. Can double as an analog DNB machine.

It’s a thing of beauty."

Korg MS2000B

via this auction

Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Smog Filter

"Was messing around with the envelope follower on the Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2 and thought you might be interested to hear a bit. I record a sample with acoustic guitar and loop it, then patch the envelope follower to modulate the pitch and loop speed. After recording the loop I turn down the volume on the dry signal so all you hear is the loop being modulated by me playing the guitar over it.

acoustic guitar into barcus berry 4000xl into coco into interface"

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with Gligli Mod SN 2226

via this auction

"The is a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer released in 1982. It was the first commercially available synth to include MIDI functionality. The 600's analog voice's are controlled by a Zilog Z80 CPU. Though state-of-the-art at the time of its release, the Z80's specs means the synth feels limited and slow to respond to changes compared to modern instruments. Luckily, synthesizer enthusiast & engineer has written for the Prophet 600, designed to run on a . Replacing the 600's Z80 with a Teensy++ running Gligli's firmware adds a long list of features to the classic synth, including:
Increased resolution for sound parameters
Faster, smoother amplifier and filter envelope generators
New LFO function generator with a wider range
Dedicated vibrato
Unison detune
Mix Overdrive
Full Midi In control of parameters
Improved tuning procedure"

Moog One 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Sigma Σ KP-30 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Korg Sigma..... It's a killer monophonic, including bizarro features like quarter tone. I'm letting this go bc I have my original one and this is a double. What's little known about this 1975 synth is that it has a prototype of the ms-20 filter onboard, as well as 2 (two) 360-degree JOYSTICKS for pitch and filter, respectively. nothing like it. This one has a portamento switch mod my tech implemented as well for max playability!"

Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Black Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction


DinSync RE-303 Acid Baseline Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a rare, 1 to 1 circuit remake of the legendary tb303. This is not a clone. Has midi 5 pin, din sync, and comes with a Roland power cable. This is the real deal and comes in a solid black and white 303 casing."

Roland System 100 Service Manual w/ Binder

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"Roland system 100 original factory issued service manual.

covering modules 101,102, 103 and 104

Very rare item with large scale schematics

this is not a copy and is in the original Roland binder

multiple pull out schematics (folded within pages)

Beautifully written manual which was only available to factory supported engineers.

Condition of this is all round good - its 40 years old."

Roland D-10 Multi Timbral Linear Synthesizer

via this auction

Recreating 5 Classic Minimoog Model D Synth Sounds

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Reverb

"From Parliament to Devo to Dr. Dre, the synth sounds of the Minimoog are as famous as the musicians that have used the analog wonder to such great effect. Your faithful captain, William Kurk, is back in the studio today to explore the #SynthSoundsOf...the Minimoog!"

Browse Minimoog Model D on Reverb"

On Galactic Comet - featuring the Baloran The River synthesizer

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Sean Christopher - Evoking Emotion Through Music

"I originally wrote this piece about 6 years ago for a New Age violin track actually, but like many of my previous compositions, it translates very well into electronic synthesizer music. The only instrument used on this track was the glorious The River synthesizer by Baloran. I only used external reverb on the 2 main lead sounds, but everything else came from the The River. Cubase was also used for the multi-track recording and EQing."

Korg Volca Modular First Patch

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Jarkko Tuohimaa

"My first patch on a fun new Volca Modular. Volca Modular was run thru Eventide H9 Shimmer."

Error Instruments Candyreactor FULL modular synthesiser

Published on Feb 25, 2019 paul tas


1. Overview
2. candyreactor RANDOM PATCH MODE
3. candyreactor FM RADIO MODE
4. candyreactor drone harmomi mode
5. candyreactor APATI SQWENS MODE
6. candyreactor BASELINE
7. Candyreactor plumping sound

via Error Instruments

"candyreactor . The most sweet standalone modular synthesiser . It’s for experimental purposes but also to have a bread and butter performance .It has a Effects processor With a delay a bit crash and I’ve kind of nice feedback looper That you can also use externally It’s a built in Nemo delay .Function De patch Area on top .The big round banana .ar output .The smaller ones are inputs . They come in different colours and different functions.This has also influence on the potential metres and also on the switches the whole function of the synthesiser


The synthesiser has a different sounds palet

plum ciat
apati sqwes
FM radio

Also all the functionality as you can mix

Remember This instrument it’s about finding sweet spots So there is a part programmed and there is a bus you must find out for yourself .There are only three .And they are made in the Netherlands in Amsterdam for more information please see the demonstration movies or contact us .It’s not allowed to buy all three for one person 😉

inc power sub / batery clip / jack / 3x bannana cabels /"

Christine Ott trying "les diffYUseurs" with her "ondes Marenot"

Published on Feb 25, 2019 yusynthman

"Stolen instants of a sunny saterday afternoon in my sudio of Christine Ott playing her freshly restored 'Ondes Martenot' processed with yusynth's special FX box "les diffYUseurs". First part : the metallic resonator, second and third parts : in dual transposition mode, the Ondes sound just like a melancolic string trio... Videos shot by Mathieu Gabry."

Fusebox analogue synth resonant bleepage

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions Fusebox analogue patchable synth - noodles."

Plankton Electronics Spice Demo 1 (no talking)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Plankton Electronics

"Playing a Pankton Electronics Ants! synth through SPICE. No talking.

Launching soon at Kickstrater!"

Synths With Pedals - Akai AX-73 | Boss, JHS, TC Pedals - (No Talking)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Learson Peak

"The rare, beautiful, and manilla-colored AX-73 gets 'verbed and delayed out with a splash of drive. Here's the gear list:

Akai AX-73
JHS Colour Box
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb (toneprint)"

SOST - envelope follower

Published on Feb 25, 2019 fonitronik

"Here the SOST is modulated by it's internal envelope follower and some use of the bounce function.
The input signal is nothing but a gated square wave, while the gate does not close entirely."

Italo Dance of the early mid 1990s - how to jam

Published on Feb 25, 2019 SynthMania

"(The song starts at 4:39) In this video I show one way of recreating the Italo / Euro Dance jams of the early / mid 1990s. Gear used:
Roland D-50 (synth hook, sequence, bass)
Korg 01/W FD (analog pad, strings)
AKAI S1000 (drums, vocal samples)"

Patch n Tweak

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