MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings Synthesizer Test with RE-101 Space Echo

Published on Mar 18, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings Synthesizer (Early Model)
+ Roland RE-101 Space Echo"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Critter & Guitari Organelle Digital Synth + micro SD

via this auction

"Tons of FREE patches and synth/sample/puredata patches available from C&G. Includes micro SD flash card. 9volt adapter not included"

See the seller's other items for more.

MFB Tanzmaus - analog drum machine SN 17774

via this auction

"Analog drumcomputer + 2 sample slots"

See the seller's other items for more.

MFB Dominion Club - analog synth + seq SN 17083

via this auction

* Club version of the outstanding Dominion 1 Synth
* two analogue VCOs and one Digital Wave with morphing waveforms
* two Suboscillators , Noise, XOR and Sync
* morphing analogue 24 dB Multimodefilter with Selfoscillation
* two morphing LFOs with „One Shot“ & Reset function, one mod wheel LFO, two ADSRs
*Arpeggiator, Realtime- and Step Sequencer with Motion Rec
* Midi CC controllable, Midi, USB and M-Bus Interface
* USB Host IN and Headphone Out

See the seller's other items for more.

Vermona Retroverb Lancet - Analog multimode filter w/LFO + real Spring Reverb

via this auction

"Vermona Retroverb Lancet - Analog multimode filter w/LFO + real Spring Reverb

Designed for various input levels - guitar, keyboard, mic."

See the seller's other items for more.

Future Retro Zillion - algorithmic generative MIDI sequencer

via this auction

"The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. The Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies.

The Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a zillion possibilities for you to discover.

There are 16 operating modes. These include Playback, Tempo, Swing, Direction, Loop, Transpose, Scale, Scale Program, Melody, Rhythm, Velocity, Theme, Shift Register, MIDI OUT, MIDI IN, and Sync."

See the seller's other items for more.

Philips PCM100 - FM seq/synth SN 020665 w/ Docs

Philips PMC100 (PMC 100) Synthesizer/composer

Published on Jul 4, 2010 Retroforum

via this auction

"Polyphony - 1 playable voice + 3 accompaniment voices
Two FM operators per voice
100 preset main waveforms, 15 preset accompaniment waveforms

Programmable sequencer
13 accompaniment rhythms, each with one of four accompaniment voice patterns
Demo song
Keyboard - 25-key membrane buttons
Memory - One internal sequence / cassette data storage"

See the seller's other items for more.

PAiA Gnome Micro-Synthesizer with Documentation

via this auction

"This is a real treasure and a great learning tool for synthesizers. This multi-voice synthesizer from the mid-1970s was built from a kit and worked when it was retired, though I can't promise it will now. It is solid-state, though, so why not? The schematics, procedure instructions, glossary, and setting/operating instructions are included so you can experiment away. Learn how the various electronics produce the sounds and learn how to control them. This is a nice, quality device.

The build instructions have been marked by the builder, so I won't claim this is mint."

See the seller's other items for some other vintage electronics.

Vintage 1974 Moog Minimoog Model D w/ CV Tracker

via this auction

"True Collectors Synth refurbished by the one and only Synthpro.

1974 Minimoog Model D with bonus CV Tracker."

Patch.CV Screening Event at Perfect Circuit This Saturday March 23, 2019 in LA

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Date And Time

Sat, March 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
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Perfect Circuit
2405 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504

See this post for previously featured Patch.CV interviews here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Korg DW-8000 with Roland SH-101 and Boss DR-110 jamsession

Published on Mar 18, 2019 synthlegends

"First of all: sorry for the poor video quality. I had no sufficient available ligth today. In this small improvisation I triggered my SH-101 through my DR-110 and played also the DW-8000. For the synths I used the internal delay which I routed through my BOSS CE-2w and from there in stereo to my Strymon BIG SKY. So the Korg and the SH shared the same FX settings. The BOSS DR-110 got a bit EQ from Logic Pro X. Thats all. Thanks for watching!"

Multi-tracking a modular into a 4-track

Published on Mar 18, 2019 TheTechnobear

"so, this weeks AE modular challenge was X, the number 10... to celebrate it being the 10th challenge!

I decided that to meet this challenge, Id create 10 patches on the AE modular, so the track would be solely made on the AE modular.
Obviously, I needed to multi-track to do this, but decided to stay away from the computer...

Instead, I decided to use a Tascam 244, that I had bought and repaired a few months back,
and whilst Ive used it a bit before, I wanted to challenge myself with it....

... creating 10 tracks on a 4-track, seemed like a good idea at the time ;)

perhaps unsurprisingly, this turned out to be a bit more of a challenge than I expected!
the workflow was not that difficult, its a matter of just keeping track of which tracks are your 'masters',
and so which tracks you have to record on, and the Tascam 244's EQ is really useful!.

it all started ok...
Id create a patch, play it live, record it.
rinse and repeat,
when I ran out of tracks, Id usually bounce and record at the same time.

but about half way thru, it became apparent, with a 4-track you really need to have a plan :)

you are continually having to commit on things like levels and EQ (to free up tracks),
but I wasn't even sure where the track was heading or what the next patches (so sounds) might be.

... and even half way thru, I had a pretty dense track!

so next time, I'll defintely think it thru first, Ideally have some kind of 'timeline' in my head, so that there are spaces to slot new things in, to let the track breath a bit.

but it was a lot of fun, and I definitely learnt a few things along the way,

I look forward to giving it another ago some time soon :)"

Plankton Electronics SPICE - Modular Saturation Unit on Kickstarter

17 days to go on Kickstarter here. Currently at 52 backers with $17,810 pledged of the $47,608 goal. Some details from the campaign:


Rackable (38HP eurorack) modular desktop unit.

8 CV inputs with led level indicators.

6 main functions: Prefilter / Digital / Analog / Mixer / Envelope Follower / Feedback

Prefilter: High Pass and Low Pass filters to shape the sound before being processed. Both controlable via fader + CV input.

Digital: 12 bit Bit Crusher + Sample Rate reducer. Both controlable via potentiometer and CV inputs. It also offer an analog input control with led clip indicator and a low pass filter to smooth the output signal. All the code will be Open Source

Analog: 7 analog distortion circuits selectable with a rotary encoder + a sweet resonant state variable filter. Drive and Cutoff parameters are controlable via potentiometer and CV inputs. 2 of the circuits use the new Korg NU-TUBE.

1st LOOK at Waldorf's KYRA Synthesizer!

Published on Mar 16, 2019 PlugInGuru

"Look and listen to the not-yet available Waldorf KYRA - an amazing digital synthesizer that will be available mid 2019 and provide128 voices of polyphony (regardless of effects or OSC settings) from an incredible FGPA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) processor (a first for a synthesizer). Watch, listen and get on the waiting list to own one!"

This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

Behringer MS-101 on eBay

via this auction

Two for $329.99 each. Estimated delivery between Tue. Mar. 26 and Tue. Apr. 2. Go through eBay for the buyer protection on these to be safe. That said, it looks like these are going to be available soon. Be sure to check out the dealers on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH for stock.

We also have the full product description:

"Analog synthesizer with 32 full-size keys, 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneous waveforms, VCF, ADSR, 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator, and live performance kit

The 1980s and 90s spawned a new “wave” of synth performers including Devo, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, The Crystal Method and a host of others, all empowered by the sound of a simple strap-on instrument that let keyboardists steal the spotlight away from their guitar- wielding bandmates. An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, such as a 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator and live performance kit, the Behringer MS-101-RD Synthesizer lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its 32 semi-weighted full-size keys, pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneously-mixable waveforms, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the MS-101-RD is sure to become your favorite keyboard. Owning the MS-101-RD is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past – or make your imprint on the future!

True to the Original

Rare S3n0Я (Senor) - Dr. Ummod Roland TR-909 Eurorack Module

via this auction

"This is a very rare 6 voice Roland Tr-909 Eurorack module. There are only about 5+ of these that will ever be made and Señor is impossible to even contact so this is a true rarity. This module was made by Russian engineering mastermind S3n0Я (Senor) with the hats made by Ryk TheKreator. I bought this off happily for exactly what I am selling it for from Russian synth wizard Fedor Vetkalov.

Fedor uses synths with the like of Depeche Mode among others. This is what Fedor had to say about Senor's modules - "his modules are the most amazing and I heard all of them"

He loved this module and tested it against an authentic Tr-909 concluding "the ummod kick, snare are almost 100% identical to the 909 hats are different.

Custom drum-voice with kick (with updates), snare, clap, rimshot from 909 and dual "liquid hi-hats" from Ryk Thekreator with VCA & decay."

You can find previous posts featuring S3n0Я including demos here.

Nord Modular G2 w/ Original Box

via this auction

E-mu EMax II w/ New Display

via this auction

"This is an EMax II. Included is a 100mb Zip Disk, with 2-100mb Zip drives filled up with EMAX sounds. The original floppy works and has several OS disks as well as several blanks. I have also replaced the display with blue letters on a black ground, the old one was getting impossible to read. This thing is a beast thats why the shipping is so high. I will ship the keyboard in its original box, and the zip disks, dirive, and power supply in a separate box. Model 2212"

JoMox Xbase 09, Analog Drum Machine SN 9725-0237

via this auction

STS / Serge Complete Serge Modular System

via this auction

"Well here it is everything that could possibly be dreamed of in one compact package. This serge “school” system includes :

Critter M-Class Module
Creature M-Class Module
Quad Slope M-Class Module
SQP Sequencer / Programmer M-class Module

2x Deep Boats
2x Obelisk power distrubution
1x PSD power distribution
1x PS2 power supply with metal housing

1x custom 8u enclosure from Nice Racks"

Overcoming hedonic treadmill: discipline and a bit of black magic - modular in the cave 8 - eurorack

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Modular in the cave

"a little ambient jam in the Rivellino of san Giuseppe in Ustica (blockhouse of Saint joseph). Built in 1804 by the Borboni as a watch position for the Falconiera fortress that stands after it. It has been inhabitated by Vincenzo di bartolo, first man from the kingdom of the two sicilies to pass cape horn and reach sumatra to break the spice monopoly of the uk and holland. it has also been occupied by germans in the ww2."

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder 1

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Dimitrios Sismanis

"First go with the Angle Grinder. Through Natural Gate and Strymon Magneto. FM from Cs-L."

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder

Hardware Sessions #27 | Korg Volca Keys, Volca FM, Roland SE-02, JU-06, & Arturia Beatstep Pro

Published on Mar 18, 2019 littleBIGsynths

"Hey, guys! I know it's been a little while since my last upload, but I finally got around to some jamming. 😉 Here is a hardware session I through together using a couple of Volcas, some boutiques, and the Beatstep Pro to tie it all together. For this session, I have the Beatstep pro sequencing both boutiques and the Volca Sample. The entire jam was built off the JU-06 pattern along with some nice pads from the Volca Keys. I kept the bass sequence simple, brought in some drums using the Volca Sample, and then added a bit more movement to the jam using the Volca FM's arpeggiator.

Anyways, I really hope you all enjoy this video. As always, thank you SO much for watching, littleBIGsynths! 😁"

Waldorf Streichfett Beautiful Pads & Sweeps String Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#waldorfstreichfett #waldorfsynthesizer #rikmarston
Waldorf Streichfett Beautiful Pads & Sweeps
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **TURN IT UP!!**

I'm loving this Waldorf Streichfett!!!!!
I want MORE Waldorf!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-BTW where is the Waldorf STVC? I want it NOW!!!!

Recorded dry into Ableton LIVE with no other external FX

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Trying to create formants on two different synthesizers (Reface DX and Yamaha EX5)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"This week, I tried to create some vowels / formant sounds on the EX5 (with AWM2 synthesis) and the Reface DX (FM synthesis). Table of contents below!

0:00 Introduction
1:17 Frequency table
1:40 EX5: Initialising Sound
2:03 choosing a wave
2:33 band pass filter setup
3:51 Filter EG setup
4:30 LFO Setup
4:54 effects Setup
5:10 Reface DX: Initialising Sound
5:50 picking an algorithm
6:00 Operator setup
7:03 Operator 3 pitch EG setup
7:42 effects
8:17 Sound test: running through the frequency table
8:25 bla bla

Read it on Wikipedia:"


Published on Mar 18, 2019 ReBach

"In this demo the new CATCH NOISE.

The CATCH NOISE is supported in this demo by a CATCH VCF-A, CATCH ADSR-A and CATCH LFO-B. He can also be heard here without a filter."

Dave Smith OB-6

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Vintage Sounds

"First demo with some sounds I made with my new OB-6, all sounds create with OB-6."

Synthpop on the Novation Circuit

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A synthpop/synthwave jam on the Novation Circuit.
All of the sounds in this track are from the Delorean Dream pack by Yves Big City."

[Maurice Ravel] Le tombeau de Couperin: Fugue Transcription (vol.34) Akihiko Matsumoto

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Akihiko Matsumoto

Transcription Session Live Series by Akihiko Matsumoto (2019 - )

Concept : Akihiko Matsumoto
Operation : Akihiko Matsumoto
Programming : Akihiko Matsumoto
Sound Material : [Maurice Ravel] Le tombeau de Couperin: Fugue
Generative Software : Cycling '74 Max8
Binaural Decorder : IRCAM Spat
Audio I/O : RME Fireface UCX
MIDI Controller : Novation LAUNCH PAD XL
Camera : Sony a7RII(Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f1.8)

Original Max for Live Plugins

Softube Parallels Introduction & Overview Videos

Published on Mar 12, 2019 SoftubeStudios

Introducing Parallels – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 1/5 – Overview – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 2/5 – Sources – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 3/5 – Modulators – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 4/5 – Shapers – Softube
Parallels Demo pt. 5/5 – Effects – Softube

"Parallels is a software instrument like no other; a beautiful, intuitive, single-page interface concealing a wealth of treasures within. Created by dreamers, controlled by you.

In short:

A plug-in soft-synth with dual wavescanning source sections
Almost a hundred high-quality pre-recorded multi-waveforms
Sonic progression within each waveform means near-infinite source-material
Two parallel sources means blended sounds, opening up exponentially more possibilities
Up to fourteen voices (seven per source when both sources are active)
Hundreds of expertly-created presets from world-leading synth artists, engineers, and sound-designers, including Brian Transeau a.k.a. BT, Richard Devine, Inhalt, and more.
Three analog-modeled filter types (state-variable, vactrol LPG, and resonant peaks)
Five sophisticated types of modulation source; LFO, random, Euclidian sequencer, step sequencer, and envelope
Five top-quality effects options; distortion, chorus, flanger, delay, and reverb
Inspirational, creative, and beautiful
Crucially, it always sounds amazing"

For use with VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX Native. ($149) $129

Previously posts

Softube Parallels: Factory Presets

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A few examples of Softube's Parallels artists presets that come bundled with the synth. There's some amazing stuff in there - ethereal pads, spacious ambience and industrial drones - loads of inspiration for new tracks.

There's no talking on this one - apparently, some people would rather not hear my voice :)

Take a look at my first look video for more info (and talking!)"

Softube Parallels

New Tiptop Audio MISO Multipurpose Utility Module Officially Announced

Tiptop Audio - MISO from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

via Tiptop Audio

"MISO is a multipurpose utility module, a laboratory for synthesizing control voltage signals and audio. MISO combines multiple CV tools into one module for making complex CV shapes at the output stage. The name comes from the the four main functions available: Mix, Invert, Scale, and Offset.

MISO’s 2 sections (1/2 IN and A/B IN) are identical. Each section has 2 inputs that can be used to Mix signals, Invert polarity/shape, Scale magnitude and Offset voltage. Each function can be used independently or simultaneously with the total shape summed to the mix output.

At the center of the module is another processor, an accurate smooth linear voltage-controlled crossfader that mixes equally between the outputs of the top and the bottom MISO sections. Feed the MISOs with envelopes, LFOs, Sequences to create new shapes and then crossfade them manually or with CV using the center section for even further complexity of shapes and animation of control signals. Crossfade between the waveforms of a VCO or audio samples with CV for more motion.

There are an endless number of ways to patch MISO with unexpected and inspiring results. MISO is the kind of module that gives modular synthesizers its incredible replay value, rewarding hours of creative explorations and its experimental and non-traditional mixing.

MISO offers a lot in a small comfortable module that matches Tiptop’s system look with clean white faceplate styling. A red/yellow indicator light next to each section makes it easy to see signals and visualize polarity.

Size: 10HP – Depth: 42mm
Power Consumption: +12V 55ma / -12V 55ma"

You can find additional demos previously posted here.

Mutable Instruments Clouds in VCV Rack (techno & ambient tricks)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"In this video I did exploration about famous Mutable Instruments Clouds module. I did it in VCV Rack and you can easily see every 11 tricks in detail.
"Clouds is a granular audio processor like no other.
Clouds is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures.
Grains of adjustable size, pitch and envelope, are extracted at controllable time offsets from the input signal. Grains are seeded randomly, periodically, or whenever the module receives a trigger.
The textures generated by Clouds are extremely thick, partly because of the large number of concurrent grains (up to 60), partly because of a built-in allpass diffuser and reverberator, smearing the shortest transient into a wash of noise - giving the illusion of an even larger number of simultaneous grains.
A list of things Clouds is not trying to be: a sample player, a slicer, a looper." - official page says."

Neutron Practicing Scales

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Paul Schilling

"And it gets a little out of hand. S&H sampling the triangle LFO and modulating the 2 VCOs"

TIPTOP AUDIO - Mix Invert Scale Offset - MISO

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Station 252

Daily Patch #4

MISO chanel 1 - Z4000

MISO channel 2 - z3000 (audio rate and LFO. controlled by the main sequence)

MISO channel A - Math (in cycle mode)

MISO channel B - TT LFO - (attenuverter output also patched into crossfader CV in)

MISO mix output is patched into frequency modulation input on Z2040 LP Filter

Sound source: 2x Z3000 (one is sync'd)
Sequencing: Circadian Rhythms, Z8000, QuantiZer, Trigger Riot, Doepfer Sequential Switch.
Drums: BD808, Tiptop ONE + Tiptop VCA

FX: Z-DSP (Room), Z-DSP (Delay)

1972 Blue EML Electrocomp 100

via this auction

"One of maybe only 100 made in the blue colour before they made the 101 in silver. It also has a few differences to the 100 other than colour... Very playable, musical and fun. A rival to the Minimoog and Arp 2600. I preferred it to the Minimoog. Comes with very elusive original users manual, with patches and educational content. Works well, sounds excellent."

Roland JD-800 Vintage Synthesizer w/ Refurbished Keys and Contact Strip SN ZC31412

via this auction

Novation Nova Polyphonic Desktop Synth SN 04148 w/ Custom Wood Side Panel Stand

via this auction

Oberheim Cyclone MIDI arpeggiator

via this auction

"Oberheim Cyclone MIDI arpeggiator, very cool unit for adding an arpeggiator to any MIDI keyboard. Uses tap tempo (and can be used as a master clock), or syncs to MIDI clock from drum machines or sequencers. Excellent condition, with power adapter."

Red Roland SH-101 SN 310470

via this auction

Elektron SID Station - 1998 Silver Sidstation

via this auction

Roland Fantom XR Rack Mount Synthesizer Front Faceplate

via this auction

"Hvad gør vi nu lille nu" - on Roland SH-2000

Published on Mar 18, 2019 organfairy

"I realize that I am walking on paper-thin ice here. "Hvad gør vi nu lille du" (~ What now, little one) is a song by one of the two most popular bands in Denmark ever: Gasolin' (with an apostrophe) whose popularity in their heyday was similar to that of the Beatles. This means that attempting to make an instrumental cover of one of their songs is bound to get me a lot of negative comments - maybe even death threats. So if I suddenly in the near future stop posting videos it is probably because I have been brutally murdered.....


I play it one note at a time on my monophonic Roland SH-2000 while the rhythm comes from a Roland Rhythm Arranger."

Modal SKULPT synthesiser Keyboard Section tour

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Monday Tutorial #3 - A quick tour around the Modal SKULPT synthesiser keyboard section"

Eurorack trick: a Sampler as CV mod source?!

Published on Mar 18, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
1:35 DC ins & outs
2:10 Recording motion
5:00 Rhythmic patterns
7:10 Drawing functions
7:35 Stereo functions
8:00 BPM problems
8:45 Clocked playback
9:25 Clock track
11:15 BPM tranposers
11:40 More tips?

Shakmat Clock O'Pawn — Demo

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Shakmat Modular

"Complete walkthrough of the Shakmat Clock O'Paw, a 6HP clock sourcing eurorack module."

Moog Grandmother & TC Electronic Flashback 2

Published on Mar 18, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Behringer Neutron and Model D Play Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Spring)

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Graydon Audio

"Behringer Neutron and Model D Play Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Spring)
Behringer Neutron Overlay by Graydon Audio:

Just in time for spring, this is my reimagination of part of the first Spring movement of Vivialdi's Four Seasons on analog synthesizers."

Erica Synths - Pico System - Sample&Hold

Published on Mar 18, 2019 Geylo Follen

Sample&Hold to Pitch Osc 2
Chord: Drum Module
Osc 1 as LFO to Mod DSP Module

Patch n Tweak

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