MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer Carpentry

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Paul Nolan

Song by Paul Nolan.
Copyright ©2019

Hark Madley - Live At Noisebug [Modular Synth, OP-1 Performance]

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Hark Madley

"my set from Noisebug on Feb. 16, 2019

// modular synth + op-1

patch notes:

Filters, Fx, etc.
MORPHAGENE prepared field recordings
MERIS Mercury 7 reverb
OP-1 for Drum loops

Thank you to @synthdactylprogram for curating the evening and to @thewrongholly and @jstorymusic for their inspiring sets.

Subscribe for more videos, and follow me here:

instagram: @harkmadley

thanks for listening!!"

MOOG PRODIGY Analog Synthesizer (1979) Die Geschichte vom kleinen Moog

Published on Feb 28, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer (1979)
drums: Linndrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without MIDI

The small Prodigy is my favorite Moog Synth. I love The Prodigy more as my Minimoog. The sync sounds are the best of the world in my opinion."

Bohemian Rhapsody on FLOPPOTRON

Published on Nov 25, 2018 Paweł Zadrożniak

"Patreon: PayPalMe:
A special video for reaching 98 (almost 100) song covers. 98, like Windows 98. There is a new "band member" which comes from the times of Windows 98... Do you still remember those noisy devices?

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody cover by The Floppotron, computer hardware orchestra. Which song would you like to hear next?"

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Check out the mechanical label below for more.

Journey - Separate Ways Roland JX-3P Synthesizer (short)

Published on Aug 3, 2018 Paul Nolan

Movie Themes by Paul Nolan

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Paul Nolan


1. Escape from New York Theme Synth Piano Cover Prophet REV2, Model D, JX-3P
2. Halloween Theme Piano Synth (Cover) Prophet REV2, Model D, JX-3P
3. Laurie's Theme - Halloween (1978) Piano / Synthesizer (Cover) All Hardware
Gear used:
Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 16
Behringer Model D
Roland JX-3P
Roland RD-800
/no vst synths used.

Tracked, Mixed, and Mastered in Cubase 10.
4. Stranger Things Theme - Synthesizer Cover (JX-3P, Mini V, JP-8V, and more)

Hexen II (1997) soundtrack HQ on professional Roland JV-1010 synthesizer

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Panorama as a circle

"Hexen II (PC 1997) MIDI remastered full soundtrack ost music on Roland JV-1010, the professional-line alternative to the SC-55 & SC-88 Pro. Music by Kevin Schilder. Some highlights: 15:39 42:38 36:14


cambria sessions pt1 • cambria [ambient modular synth + OP-1]

Published on Feb 23, 2019 Hark Madley

Part 2 below.

"'cambria' for modular synth + OP-1

from the cambria sessions, a tidal meditation

patch notes:


Inspired by the waves and tides, a breathing filter modulation
Make Noise MORPHAGENE playing ambient guitar recorded to cassette
Whimsical Raps THREE SISTERS processing the morphagene in stereo, LOW to one channel and CENTRE to another
Mutable instruments TIDES modulating the cutoff with an LFO

uO_c on PIQUED for envelopes
TIDES modulating: MORPHAGENE Phase modulation, MORPHAGENE Slide, VCA of STO, SISTERS Span (filter modulation)
All voices processed by MAGNETO and MERIS Mercury 7

Tape loop of ambient FM bell synth melody played back at half speed (and thus octave down)"

cambria sessions pt2 • terrace [modular synthesizer composition]

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Hark Madley

"'terrace' for modular synth

from the cambria sessions, a tidal meditation

this modular patch is inspired by a walk along the coast.

patch notes:

Squarp HERMOD sequencing Intellijel PLONK, Mutable Instruments PLAITS, Make Noise STO
MARBLES sequencing Whimsical Raps MANGROVE
SISTERS for filter
Strymon MAGNETO for delay
TIDES modulating MANGROVE Air
1U QUADRATT (upper left) assignments:
1: STO VCA Amplitude
3: SISTERS Cutoff
4: TIDES Frequency (for tremolo effect"

Vintage Oberheim TVS-1A Two-Voice Analog Synthesizer w/ Mini-Sequencer SN 0456

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim TVS-1A Two-Voice Analog Synthesizer in 100% Working Condition. Very well cared for with all original knobs with caps, all LEDs working, no sticky or dead keys, no dirty pots, no hum or crackling. There is one issue with the high "B" key being a bit higher than the row (please see pic). It does not affect function or playability. This TVS-1A will be meticulously packed with only new bubble-wrap in the first new box. Then, more new bubble-wrap inside the second new box. A 37"x30"x18" double-walled box weighing in at 51 lbs. 4 oz. Includes two power cables, copy of the manual and schematics. Capable of deep analog saturation without losing clarity. The incredible sound one expects from vintage Oberheim SEM modules. In 1975, Oberheim created their first compact, programmable and polyphonic synthesizer by coupling two SEM modules to a 37-note keyboard and a simple analog sequencer. This was what became the Two Voice. Oberheim achieved a polyphonic sound not yet seen at the time by hard-wiring the two monophonic SEMs into the compact keyboard design. In 1976 Oberheim came out with another module, the Polyphonic Synthesizer Programmer. This could memorize the control voltages of many parameters for up to eight SEM modules. When these were added to the Two Voice in the form of the Mini-Sequencer, Oberheim finally had one of the earliest programmable and polyphonic instruments. Each voice has its own filter. The filter is unique and like no other, and apparently cannot be reproduced even by its own creator. The 8-step analog sequencer controls each voice/module independently allowing two independent sequences to be run simultaneously if desired."

Muse synthesizer by Triadex Inc., 1972 SN 02164

via this auction

"The Muse (synthesizer ONLY) by Triadex Inc., 1972
I am the original owner of this Muse model -1. My Dad worked with Ed Fredkin on the rollout of The Muse back in the early 70's. When he brought a set home I made sure it lived in my room - as one of 4 kids that wasn't easy. The other two components, the light show and the external amp are now in the collection of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. If you haven't been there definitely go -it's an amazing place. The last picture is of the CHM music exhibit, the day we dropped off the other components.

**(this auctions does NOT include the light show and ext amp)

I've had the Muse all these years and now feel it's time to share it with another music/tech lover. Included in the sale is the original box, packing styrofoam and 20 page booklet, 'How to make Muse music.' The Muse is in perfect working order. The only defect is the Step Key sits off-centered, but it functions correctly."


via this auction

"The Yamaha DX5 was a derivative of the DX1, introduced in 1985 with a list price of US$3,495. It has the same synth engine, but lacked the DX1's fully weighted keys, polyphonic aftertouch, aesthetics (rosewood case and wooden keyboard) and user interface features (parameter displays). It included 76 keys with channel aftertouch and slightly improved MIDI features.

Programming instruments on the DX1 is a little easier than on a DX5 because of extensive parameter displays, but both have an advantage against a DX7, because they have dedicated buttons for some programming tasks and bigger display, so programming is not so tedious as on a DX7."

Futuresonus Parva

via this auction

"Features 8 voices with 3 DCO's per voice.
It also has 8 stereo outputs - one per voice!
Very powerful, big, lush sounding synth.

There are currently no new models being sold, so the only way to get one is second hand!"

Per Futuresonus: "Parva orders are temporarily suspended while we focus on new development"

Korg VC-10 Vocoder

via this auction

"Very beautiful vocoder with an extremely unique sound. You've really never heard anything quite like this -- unless, of course, you've listened to Pink Floyd's Animals [apparently so], or any other number of acclaimed records on which it was utilized as a secret sauce of pure vibes.

This guy plays great but has certainly seen somewhat better days. Everything works just fine, except one key (lowest) -- which I imagine could be easily repaired, though I just never bothered. The pots are a bit scratchy but other than that it's just the same eerie vibe-machine monster that a VC-10 ought to be."

via Wikipedia: "(used in Animals) 'Floyd first used a Vocoder in Animals (recording during 1976) for Roger’s lead vocals in 'Pigs' and for the bastardised psalm on 'Sheep', as well as for the treated barking sounds and other effects in “Dogs”. Rick’s keyboards were also fed through the Vocoder, notably during the middle section of “Dogs”. Although it is not documented which particular model was used in Britannia Row studios for the recording of Animals, it is reported that they used the 'now-classic Korg VC-10 model'"

Anyone know for sure?

It does appear to shoot lasers out of its keys. Be careful!

Spektro Audio ACDGEN – Hardware Edition MIDI Pattern Generator

Published on Feb 27, 2019 Spektro Audio

"ACDGEN – Hardware Edition is a limited edition hardware version of our ACDGEN Max for Live device. ACDGEN is a MIDI Pattern generator which lets you use different algorithms to create 16th-note, acid-style, basslines and melodies with a push of a button and manipulate them live using the different parameters available. You can use ACDGEN to create anything from acid house basslines to lush synth arpeggios.

Besides including the same parameters available on the software version (Key, Scale, Density, Length, etc), the hardware version also includes additional features such as random MIDI velocity, Keyboard Shift, MIDI CC sequencing, Shift modes, Swing modes and more.

The hardware edition is designed and handcrafted in Brazil by Spektro Audio and Vinicius Brazil, the creator of the Vinicius Electrik Eurorack modules."

Vector Hardware Synthesizer Update - Demos & Some Features

You might remember the upcoming Vector hardware synthesizer from this initial post. Click through for pics and a video. Above are new demos for the synth. Some new details on features follow:

"It’s been a long wait but now we have completed the beta testing of our fourth prototype iteration and we have finally started our first small commercial batch production. Hooray!

While we’re preparing a complete set of information material, there’s a few things we’re confident to share now that Vector features:

Polyphonic additive/subtractive hybrid synthesis engine
Complex warp modulator based on Lissajous curves that defines the composition of the partials and the parameters of the per-voice filters
An extensive arpeggiator with lots of controlled randomization
A tightly integrated set of effects with high synergy
A 7” touchscreen to control and perform the vector motion, among other things
A vast amount of endless rotary encoders

There’s of course a lot more details to share, but then we’d have nothing to write about in our following newsletters :)

Last but not least, we compiled a small set of demo tracks to showcase some of the sounds Vector can do. These are of course not exhaustive, but give a decent insight into what sort of sonic palette one can expect from Vector."

Clavioline repair maybe one of the earliest valve vacuum tube synthesizers

Published on Feb 28, 2019 markusfuller

"Here is a simple repair on the Clavioline. this is one of the earliest ever synthesizers available from 1947. this was a simple fix though theres a lot more work that needs doing to it to bring it back to good health again."

Ritchie DeCarlo Live Buchla Performance on powWow 2-24-19

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Ritchie DeCarlo

Geodesics Modules Series part 5 - Entropia

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Omri Cohen

"Oh boy, a new module in the Geodesics collection, what a treat! Entropia, Thermodynamic Microstate Sequencer, is an amazing tool for adding this special seasoning to a sequence. It's built out of two 8-step sequences, that together create one unique sequence with the possibility to combine control voltage with audio, and even add to your favorite sequencer some random surprises.

In this video, I go through all the different features of Entropia, starting with a quick overview of the module, and building a patch, from scratch, utilizing all of its unique features."

"bird swarms" modular synth ambient live sequencing

Published on Feb 28, 2019 studentsmusic

"live synthesizer improvisation inspired by large bird swarms coming back for spring. Novation Peak, Mutable elements, Plaits, Makenoise Morphagene, Arturia Keystep, Beatstep Pro"

CGS Serge Modular Synth: Thoughts after 1 Year (VLOG) #TTNM

Published on Feb 28, 2019 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Uh oh ... I was told to show my face more often, so I'm trying this VLOG thing now! This is a VLOG about the 'Best of CGS' Serge modular synthesizer system and the experiences I've had with it, in my first one year of ownership. Lots of sergy links below :)"

NAMM 2019: STG Radiophonic One synth with Bubba Ayoub

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Volterock Review

1984 Rhodes Chroma Polaris "Polaris: Feel The Power" Brochure

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

"Rhodes Chroma Polaris 'Polaris: Feel The Power' eight page barn-door fold colour brochure from 1984."

Cactus Desert Drums

via this auction

"The Desert Drums drum module synthesizer from British manufacturer Cactus. It was produced in the 1983 and was also part of a full electronic drum kit but could also be used standalone in a synthesizer rig.It is an early hybrid instrument that is both analog and rom based. The unit's drum sounds are sample based burned onto an E-Prom within the 6 standard modules including one fully analog synth module for creating synth drum sounds. More modules can be added to the unit should the user desire to expand it up to 10 modules.

There are controls for volume, panning, pitch, decay, and trigger sensitivity. On the Snare module, you can mix the sample with analog noise and shape it with a resonant analog filter. The Bass drum module allows you to switch between two separate samples. The other standout module is the Synth sound, which provides versatile controls for the noise, tone and click components of a synthesized percussion voice. Each module has an individual output, while a 15-way 'D' socket facilitates connection of the entire chassis to an external computer or sequencer."

Doepfer Dark Time Sequencer

via this auction

"The Dark Time is a dual 8 step CV and trigger sequencer for use with any synths that accept analog control inputs. There is also MIDI and USB allowing this to connect with essentially any hardware you want."

Jen SX1000

via this auction

Folktek Materia & Aether

via this auction

Novation A-Station Virtual Analog Rack Synthesizer SN A005676

via this auction

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 315900

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12 Vintage Digital Analog Sound Synthesizer

Oberheim OB12 Demo&Review [English Captions]

Published on Jan 28, 2014 musictrackjp

via this auction

Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter 2

via this auction

"from Ciat-lonbarde:

There is a new plumbutter, which we will herein call "plumbutter2". It is very much similar to the old plumbutter, but in a new slim case. The sigils are engraved rather than printed. Still features the signature mulberry, walnut and sassafras woodage. Aux inputs and outputs remain. Besides housekeeping mods to clean the sound, there are two special new mods:
The stereo mixer section now has CV inputs. They act to in a stereo manner: a signal going up on "verso" makes the right side louder and the left side quieter, and the opposite for "inverso".
Avdogs are now stereo: each one undulates in the left channel and the right channel, back and forth.
The snare drum is now much louder"

Analogue Systems French Connection

via this auction

"French Connection cv/gate controller. Famously used by Radiohead. Shows a few signs of use (a very slight portion of the plastic around the thread is a bit torn as shown on the picture) but works perfectly. Fire sale : a unique chance to get it at the lowest price ever on the web."

Roli Lightpad Block APP JAM - Dark Matter - iPad MPE

Published on Feb 28, 2019 redskylullaby

"AppJam with Roli LightPad Block M
Apps Used: Volt by Numerical Audio, SeekBeats by Rodrigo Yanez, GeoShred Pro by MoForte, Model15 by Moog, TC11 by BitShape Software
Recorded and mixed with Auria Pro by WaveMachine Labs
Video edited on iPad with LumaFusion by Luma Touch"

MatrixBrute: Demo #1 [Nordics]

Published on Feb 28, 2019 peter m mahr

"All sounds and EFX Arturia MatrixBrute."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Performing With the OP-Z)

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Red Means Recording

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

Red Means Recording Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough videos

Infradeep. Rebranding news

Published on Feb 28, 2019 InfraDeep Electronics

"Hey guys!

Since our latest news, small changes have occurred in our startup (Which was called Nave Electronics).
We had to rename our project.
But do not worry, we are full of energy and continue to work!
More details in this video."

Infradeep, formerly Nave. Looks like they pulled their Polymorph promo videos. Hate it when that happens as a little bit of synth history gets lost. P.S. One of the reasons I do not pull posts when videos are pulled is because they are a reference point in synth history.

Elektron Model:Samples patched thru Boredbrain Transmutron & Eurorack

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"We snagged the new Elektron Model:Samples and decided to beef it up using the Boredbrain Transmutron's FX loops patched out through a slew of eurorack processing. A simple pattern was programmed and, alongside many CV modulations, some real-time tweaking created a fun dynamic jam.

Cool things happening in this patch:

- The Transmutron's two Euro FX returns are used to receive mixed stereo cacophony of parallel effects (and synth line) to convert back to line-level for recording, after first passing through the Boss Roland RE-20 Space Echo.

- A Boredbrain SPLIX is used to mix two different control voltage signals into the Transmutron CV for modulation of the crossover frequency splitpoint

- The low frequencies are processed in parallel with the Recovery Effects Motormatic and the 2HP Comb Filter, the latter has its resonance modulated by one channel of the Make Noise Maths, triggered every 7 gates of the synth line, counted by the Adventure Audio Count module.

- Model:Samples Track 6 is sequencing the Mother-32 to create the synth line, which is octave doubled by the Noise Reap Bermuda oscillator, then run through the Recovery Effects Cutting Room Floor"

Boredbrain Transmutron

Analogue Solutions - controlled by Generator & Oberkorn sequencers

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions synths: controlled by Generator & Oberkorn sequencers. No MIDI! Live transposition using the Touch pads."

Roland JX-3P 32 Modern Patches “1983 Vintage Soundset “

Published on Feb 28, 2019 chronosproject

'JX3P - 36 years old analog beast with treasure hidden functions.


Isntalling sounds is easy: you will no need any midi upgrades.
We are using trusty old tape interface method - but instead of tape player - modern audio card.

Inside - simple instructions. You will need any sequencer - Cubase,Logic,Ableton. An audio card and one jack cable. In one minute.

It can make wide pallete of sounds with trully vintage feel.
Thanks to Roland and midi standart - now you can easily load new presets in your grandpa JX.

LFO Store Team made 32 powerfull presets from scratch.

Powerfull basses, deep strings & pads, sharp plucks & detuned leads & fx's.
Prests will be loaded in 32 user slots.

Sounds are made by Serj,Nick & Kirill.

Preset list:

Doepfer Dark Energy MK3 Review - The Father Of All Budget Analog Synthesizers | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Feb 28, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Doepfer Dark Energy MK3 analog Synthesizer celebrates this year his 10th anniversary and this is a good reason to check out the latest version of it!

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Expert Sleepers General CV - full song demo

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Expert Sleepers

Expert Sleepers General CV

"A full track recorded with the General CV module as the main sound source. Full patch notes below.

General CV Track - Composed by Simply Sonic Studios

Patch Notes

*** Synth Lead with Cutoff Modulation ***

Program: Synth Bass 1

Logic to Microvolt's MIDI to CV converter.

I used CVToolkit to control two inputs of the General CV. Input 1 was mapped to control the reverb level of the preset, this was modulated by using a LFO. Input 2 was mapped to control the cutoff scale, this was modulated by using a LFO also.

DAW Processing
Soundtoys Echoboy JR, some chorus for stereo widening and some eq to boost mid frequencies.

disting mk4 - Buchla integration demo

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Expert Sleepers

Synthesis wavetable / Matrix / FX function in Graphic VCO-Erica Synths - this is really awesome

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I've been here for a few days with Graphic VCO from Erica Synths and I made a small movie showing the Matrix functions. you can specify the range of morphing waves in it and change them with the X and Y knobs to give an excellent spectrum of motion for our wavetables.
(change the range by increasing this square in each page).
In the second part of the short film I added some effect from the FX section, which is built in here.
in fact, the Graphic VCO has many functions like wavetables A / B, which means you mix yourself between the two selected waves. the option of drawing your own waves from scratch even from a blank form. or drawing already created waves. You can interfere very strongly with the sound. when you draw two of your waves, you can use A / B wavetables and further shape them with FX additions like here RM-ringmod or Phase distortion but also others like bitcrusch or wavefolder or wavewrap and more. also the built-in quantizer gives us surfing on a musical scale, so a single oscillator creates a versatile tool with many sound colors.
synthesize wavetable can now be great with this module and the most important of all its is simple and intuitive to use even without instructions."

NEW Cypher2 Expander: Elemental EDM with Songmaker Kit

Published on Feb 28, 2019 ROLI

"Download today from

Performance by Heen-Wah Wai on Songmaker Kit.

Raise the roof with Elemental EDM, a collection of high-energy Cypher2 presets designed for the dance floor! Whether you prefer dirty dubstep breakdowns or sun-kissed tropical house, this expander has all the tools you need to take on the biggest festival-filling sounds.

Elemental EDM’s squelchy basses, bright plucks and luscious leads are guaranteed to get fists pumping and feet stomping anywhere. Build momentum with effects presets, ideal for dramatic swells or climactic drops.

All presets in this pack are available in both standard and 5D versions, for conventional and MPE MIDI controllers respectively. 5D versions are optimised for the ROLI Seaboard RISE and Seaboard Block.

Elemental EDM is compatible with Cypher2 Player, the version of Cypher2 bundled with ROLI instruments. So if you’re a Seaboard or BLOCKS creator, you can explore the sounds on desktop even without the full Cypher2 synth."

KORG Gadget 2 - You Get 4 NEW Gadgets & 4 NEW IFX - Let's Take A Look - iPad Demo

Published on Feb 28, 2019 The Sound Test Room

What’s New
Version History
27 Feb 2019 Version 4.0.0
・Version 2 is now the largest gadget instrument collection to date.
・New design with a new color scheme. Intuitive user interface.
・Basic performance expanded. Tempo change and fade in/fade out supported.
・The newly added Taipei gadget allows you to connect to various MIDI devices.
・Four new IFX have been added, including feedback reverb, exciter, enhancer and saturator.

* Project files made with KORG Gadget 2 are not compatible with KORG Gadget 1, so please be careful.

14 Dublins: my next-to-last song (with Korg Gadget) by Roikat

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Roikat

"Korg's release of Gadget 2 arrived just as I was finishing two videos for tracks made with the original Gadget, once again foiling my attempts to create timely, topical content for ye olde interwebs. This track started as an experiment to see how many Dublin synth Gadgets my primordial iPad 3 could play before running out of steam. The answer was 8. I added 6 more Dublin tracks on my 2015 iPod Touch, which actually didn't max out at the 14 Dublins, but I thought the tune seemed "finished" at 14."

Korg Gadget, Taipei : Midi Out First Impressions

Published on Feb 28, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"Korg Gadget 2 is released & today I jump it my most craved feature, midi out. Taipei sends midi, sequencing and CC to anything with a midi channel. This opens huge doors for the Korg gadget realm.

This video features a Korg Volca Bass, Microkorg & give my overall first impression of the new midi out feature ( Taipei )"

OSC OSCar Hybrid-Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Feb 28, 2019 AMAZONA Music Mag

Sean Christopher's home studio - 2019-02 update

Published on Feb 27, 2019 Sean Christopher - Evoking Emotion Through Music

Black version of The River by Baloran.

"Just a quick update of my new equipment in my home studio near Boise, Idaho. This is a follow-up from part 1 in 2017. [below]

The sound diffusor coupler kit can be ordered at and also on"

Sean Christopher's new 2017 home studio in Hidden Springs near Boise, Idaho. See the LED light show!

Published on Apr 30, 2017 Sean Christopher - Evoking Emotion Through Music

Check out more of Sean Christopher's synth videos here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Electronic music on DIY handmade synths

Published on Feb 27, 2019 Konstantin Tokarev Assatiani

"Making some music on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP with extended control, along with the new synth (on the right) I've been working on for some days. MIDI notes + kick/tom provided from FL Studio, along with some VST fx processing the hardware synths outputs."

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