MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ambient Waves Trailer 2

Ambient Waves Trailer 2 from Open Video Medien Labor on Vimeo.

You can find the first trailer here. Ambient Waves is an electronic music festival taking place in München (Munich), Germany May 23 - 25. As you can see via the list in the video, and the details below, the event will feature some well known modular manufacturers and musicians.

The following is the description for the video in German followed by a Googlish translation for the archives:

| Ambient Waves - Kosmische Musik in der Kirche |

KARTEN Vorbestellung:


“Ambient Waves“ ist ein modernes „Update“ der in den 70er Jahren in Deutschland entstandenen Musikrichtung "Kosmische Musik", die hauptsächlich mit elektronischen Musikinstrumenten (Synthesizer) gespielt wurde.
Vorbilder für diese Bezeichnung, die es in ähnlicher Form auch in anderen Ländern gab (Spacerock) dürften vor allem Science-Fiction-Filme gewesen sein.
Titel aus dem Bereich der Kunstmusik haben dazu beigetragen, die Musik von Klaus Schulze, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Temple und vor allem Tangerine Dream mit Vokabular aus der Physik zu belegen.
( Quelle Rocklexikon )

Eines der Highlights des Festivals ist deshalb die Teilnahme von Thorsten Quaeschning ( Tangerine Dream ), der am 24.05. solo spielen wird.

Die Künstler sind:

Defects: modular drum and bass idea 1

Published on Mar 17, 2019 defects

"Playing with the new rossum assimil8or and synthtech e370"


DEFECTS: Drum and bass idea 2

Published on Mar 17, 2019 defects

Defects: half time idea

Oberheim OB-Xa SN 812002

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This is an original factory 6 voice model. The synthesizer is not working properly. There is a tone or noise, depending on which knobs you turn but no patches. All voice cards are working and light up one at a time when you trigger a note but they are out of tune. When I purchased the synth, all 6 voice cards already had new capacitors and all multi trimmers replaced. The power supply had also been recapped along with all new key bushings installed. The previous owner could not find anyone to do a calibration so decided to sell it. I also cannot find anyone to do a calibration within 7 hours of my home. It may need more than a calibration or it may not."

Roland MC-202 Micro Composer SN 314300

via this auction

Synthchaser #115 - ARP Voltage Controlled Filter Tester

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Synth Chaser

WaveFront_Audio Vocoder to Premiere at Synthplex 2019

WaveFront_Audio is set to premiere their upcoming vocoder at Synthplex 2019 on March 31 with KAZIKE.

See this post for some initial details on the vocoder.

See here for posts leading up to Synthplex 2019.

Modular Analog Synthesizers of Sun Mountain Studios

Published on Mar 17, 2019 David Baron

"A one by one piece that goes through the Roland System 700, Emu Modular, Moog Modular, Roland System 100m, Arp 2600, EMS Synthi, Fenix Modular, Serge Modular and the Arp 2500. Realized at Sun Mountain Studios in Boiceville, NY"

More videos from David Baron

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #65: Modal Craft Synth - Song 3

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with the Modal Electronics Craft Synth. This time I did a minimal drony/noisy/soundscapish one with this little beast.

I used it for the recording together with the following FX pedals:
4ms Dual Looping Delay, Alesis Ampliton, GFI System Specular Reverb 2, Roland TR-8 (for sidechaining).

The signal went then via a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded several stereo audio tracks, each played live. The final song was then mastered with just a bit EQ and compression on some tracks."

The Sequential Prophet Rev2 Volume I Presets by ROBUST AMERICAN PATCHES

"For more info or to purchase these sounds visit

This is the first installment of demonstrations for our new bank of sounds produced with the Sequential Prophet Rev2! We suggest listening on the best speakers you can muster. Laptop pinchers aren't reproducing whole parts of the sound that you need to hear! (All sounds in this demonstration were recorded into Nuendo at 24Bit/44Khz through an Audient ASP-880)Absolutely no extra processing was involved. This is a pretty good mix of the types of sounds you can expect to find in this collection. Creating these sounds and working with the Rev2 so closely was our pleasure. You can view the complete patch list at:…view?usp=sharing"

Buchla 223e Arpeggio Exploration

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Jens Paldam

"The Buchla sound, that is sometimes described with adjectives like 'wooden' or 'nasal', is to me when the machine seizes to be a synth and starts to become a living creature. Within a sequence, these sounds become vowels between consonants.

My easel is made up of a Roman Filippov 208 Clone, a BEMI 223e an Electric Dompteur Model hED, a Voltage Circus Model hVC and a Time and Triggers Model 2TT lent generously to me by Northern Lights Modular."

Whiskey Cake by Baghead

"One pass recording with one easel channel into a Roger Linn Adrenalinn III pedal (sequenced filters) , H9 for Reverb"

O-Coast & VCV Rack - Krell Patch

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this is my take on the Krell patch from the O-Coast manual. I find the story behind it so interesting, and it sounds so cool, I could listen to this for hours...
Actually, there is not so much going on. The O-Coast is the only voice, and I'm sending it to VCV Rack for some good old reverb from Plateau (Valley). I did add some patching of my own to this, like sending the square wave to the balance, and modulating the balance with the extra LFO."

Korg PolySix SN 389457 w/ MIDITEC MK-6 MIDI

via this auction

"It suffered from the battery leakage problem. I opened it up in 2017 and replaced the KLM367A board with one from Synthronics (

Basic MIDI capability was added back when it was in use via the MIDITEC MK-6 board. This added MIDI but sacrificed the arpeggiator and chord hold functions. You can remove the MIDI functionality and reclaim the arpeggiator and chord hold if desired (instructions included).

It is a fully functioning PolySix, the case is in good shape."

Sequential Circuits Model 100 SN 5737

via this auction

DSI Prophet 6 & TC Electronic Flashback 2

Published on Mar 17, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Micro synthesizer kit

Published on Mar 17, 2019 UFO LFO

"Just built this little division 6 synthesizer from a kit. Has C.V. and gate inputs did not work well with the Korg SQ 1 as yet, still debugging. Most the sound features seem to be working has dual lfo's and strange cross modulation of pitch and VCA basic filter no rez and A R envelope"


Published on Mar 17, 2019 Station 252

"My first patch using the new Tiptop Audio module MISO.

At first I was't sure if MISO is what I need, but since this first patch it is essentially a must have module in every single patch I'm patching. I will most likely get a second one..."

Volca FM on the beach - Minimal Electronic Music Outdoors (Korg VolcaFM)

Published on Mar 17, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Volca FM - very minimal composition/performance/recording using one patch created by me, recorded on a very cold and windy Norfolk beach. No sequencer, just a simple sequence of notes played manually on the tiny keyboard. This is a slightly shorter (and rougher) version of a track I'll be adding to Bandcamp soon. I quite like FM synths for clangorous, bell-like sounds, although they're not so intuitive to program. This sound was created using the free Dexed VST, then imported manually (copying the parameters) because it wouldn't import correctly via Midi/Sysex.

Recorded into AUM on an iPhone using EOS2 reverb (a great quality FX app, which makes a huge difference to the sound). Filmed using a LUMIX GH4, GoPro Hero5 Session and iPhone SE.

Please consider helping me to continue my music and videos by purchasing my music on Bandcamp, supporting me on Patreon, or just sharing knowledge of my work to other people."


Published on Mar 17, 2019 BoBeats

"No prep. 100% improv. Just music and jokes."

Marienberg 5U Modular Synth Jam Challenge @ Thomann Synth Reactor #TTNM

Published on Mar 17, 2019 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Got a chance to play a Marienberg Devices Analog Modular Synthesizer at Thomann Synth Reactor 2019 ... you know, the rare high-end 5U monster synth from Germany! In this video I combine analog FM sounds, filter pings and subtractive synthesis, while challenging myself by not using a keyboard, a sequencer or external audio effects."

PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines

R.A.Moog Modular - at the 7th Wave Electronic Music Meeting, 2019.

Published on Mar 17, 2019 noddyspuncture

"This was my 'performance' at the Birmingham Synthesizer Meet - Saturday 16th March 2019. The big Moog isn't geared up to do the kind of stuff the Euro-rack guys can do - so I needed to get inventive and find some 'workarounds'...! Best on headphones by the way... 😉"

Erica Synths Eurorack Set, Complete 2 Voice Synth.

via this auction

"1 x midi - cv converter (duo phonic) or 2 separate midi channels

1 x Black LFO
1 x Black Wavetable VCO
1 x VCO
2 x Polivoks mixers
1 x VCF 1 (pico)
1 x Polivoks VCF (great sounding)
1 x Black Quad VCA
1 x Pico VCA
1 x Black Stereo Mixer
1x sequential switch

1 x cv controller for sequential switch complete with link ribbon

The 2 oscillators with the sub added are very aggressive, the two filters allow simultaneous low pass and band pass filtering.

A good addition to an existing set up or an excellent introduction to the world of eurorack"

RARE Roland System 100m Model 172 SN 00001

via this auction

"Here is an incredible opportunity to purchase this vintage Roland analogue synthesizer module with the highly collectable #00001 serial number.

Roland System 100m Model 172 Phase Shifter / Audio Delay / Gate Delay / LFO module, serial number #00001.

It is in excellent condition (see the pictures), with only a little paint wear at the top-right making it less than perfect.

The module will be packed in an original Roland 100m box (not the correct one for this module, unfortunately) and then packaged in another outer box for protection in transport."

Yamaha DX7 Digital Synthesizer w/ Vinyl Flight Case SN 70729

via this auction

"This unit is immaculate with hardly any wear throughout. The tactile membrane is perfect and there are no cracks in the plastic end pieces.

Very low usage unit.

Tested and working having had a thorough test prior to listing including a tune and calibration, new battery and sound install.

Sold with original hard vinyl flight case and Voice 2 cartridge."

Electrocomp EML-101

via this auction

"The unit was recapped, cleaned out, and totally calibrated. This is a very early EML 101, and the power supply unfortunately was unrepairable (dead board mounted transformer), so a new power supply (much more stable and reliable) has been fitted. The keyboard has also been re-bushed with our high quality keyboard bushings.

The EML 101 is similar to the 2600 with its semi modular architecture, however boasts 4 oscillators and a multi mode filter. This unit in particular sounds especially fat and nasty. We had 2 in the shop while restoring this, and we were shocked at the sonic fatness of this one."

Oberheim OB-X w/ Encore MIDI

via this auction

"It was original a 6 voice unit, but has been upgraded to 8.
It features Encore Midi (the best available) and a clean bill of health."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Strangely, this came to us in all original technical condition, and actually works. Still it has and is undergoing a full restoration

Work to be/has been done:
- All tantalum capacitors replaced with high quality electrolytic and polypropylene - Power supply rebuilt
- Midi added through our own midi kit
- Both keyboards rebushed and leveled
- Full calibration
- Full cleaning, inside and out, all pots, etc.

You don't know the power of the prophet 5 sound until you have 2 of them in one box. The bi-timbrel sonic ecstasy afforded by this machine puts it in a league of its own. And when you need the prophet 5 sound, great! Here's 10 voices of it."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer w/ Memory Cards

via this auction

"Up for sale is the very amazing chameleon of a synthesizer… the Bowen Solaris.
As you may already know, the Solaris can really cover some serious synth territory.

It can deliver the most authentic analog sounds I have ever heard from a digital synth ( and i've tried them all ), but it also gives the most unique and amazing digital textures as well.

I personally feel that it is a VERY evolved Prophet VS, Wavestation, PPG, Waldorf engine but as stated above, It REALLY gets into the Oberheim OBXA, Xpander, Matrix 12 territory. Also competent to give Prophet, Juno, Moog sounds as well. Very much the "synth chameleon". Not to mention the amazing sequencer / arpeggiator, a stunning full panel of knobs to tweak for days and a VERY solid OS to insure you can use this synth for years and years to come.

This Solaris is in full working condition. NO operational issues. There are a few scratches underneath / sides where it was placed on stands. But the top panel is in great condition, as it most of the synth, really. Just stating things for full disclosure."

Estradin 11. Soviet drum machine.

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Strangesoundful

"Estradin 11 is a soviet drum machin made in 1982.
It contains 16 presets. There is a possiblity to create own rhytms with bass-drum, snare-drum and hi-hat. Adjustments: volume, eq, tempo. You can use the pedal to run and stop playing rhythm.
Weight of the device is 20kg.

Minsk, Belarus. 2019"

KORG volca modular: "Liquid Alloy" - Self-triggering patch

Published on Mar 17, 2019 IAmTheSwordmaster1

"This is one of my first experiments with the KORG volca modular micro-modular synthesizer. I'm completely new to this kind of West Coast style synthesis, but the concept of creating complex soundscapes with the element of coincidence is quite appealing. I created this self-triggering patch and recorded it for about ten minutes. It's some kind of hypnotic and kind of hard to recognize a pattern in the sounds as there is so much randomization going on. Follow me on this little sonic expedition and tell me, what you think about it.

The delay effect is coming from a KORG KAOSS PAD KP3, anything else is the pure sound of the volca modular and its built-in 'space' effect."


Published on Mar 9, 2019 synths colors

2 FM elements !

YAMAHA SY99 Shakuhachi FM emulation

Sines of Night

Published on Mar 17, 2019 Alexander Zolotov

"Made in SunVox modular synth:
No samples used. Built-in synths and effects only.
by NightRadio 2019"


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