MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Thomann's Synth Reactor vlog#16 - Marienberg Devices #TSR19

Published on Apr 15, 2019 SynthMania

"Holger of Marienberg Devices shows us their modular system and the many different types of modules they produce
#Thomann #Marienberg #synthesizer"

Verbos Electronics 9 module system

via this auction

"Verbos System which includes:
Harmonic Oscillator
Random Sampling
Complex Oscillator
Dual Four Pole
Voltage Multistage
Amplitude & Tone Controller
Scan & Pan
Verbos case and Verbos power supply
15 long verbos cables
15 short verbos cables
Boxes, stickers, and information cards

1 owner very minimal use, clean system. All knobs buttery smooth and tight, the Four Pole came with slightly looser knobs (different batch or by design?) but I see that as an advantage if you like to turn a fast filter sweep which would be harder with the other knobs."

Malekko Manther

via this auction

AE#82 Radio Shack Model 1 Voice Synthesizer Repair And Teardown

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Artifact Electronics

Demo comes in after 20 minutes. Funny how he has a conversation with it.

"Here we have a vintage Model 1 voice synthesizer. It worked for all of 10 minutes after I received it and then promptly started to malfunction. It gets repaired and then shows off it's gift of gab."

Also see: How Speech Synthesizers Work

Synthchaser #118 - Rhodes Chroma Repair & Restoration Part 3 - MIDI, Programmer & Demo Sounds

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Synth Chaser

"In the last part of this series, we repaired the power supply & recapped this lovely Rhodes Chroma. Today I show you some of the upgrades I made to the Rhodes Chroma, and we have a listen to some of the many sounds the Chroma is capable of.

My usual disclaimer: none of the sample sounds played are intended to be musical, I am not demonstrating my musical ability (or total lack thereof), just showing some of the sounds the Chroma can make.

Parts, repairs, and synthesizers are available on my website."

Synthchaser Rhodes Chroma Repair

#3 by Aphex Twin - with Walrus Audio Slö and Korg Minilogue XD

Published on Apr 15, 2019 BlankFor_ms

"My loose rendition of a classic from Selected Ambient Works Volume Two, featuring Walrus Audio Slö Reverb and Korg Minilogue XD."

Mellotron MK VI - RARE! Owned by John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ( Mahogany Brown )?

via this auction

"Custom made by Mellotron for John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This was serviced my Markus Reisch, who made this instrument, from Mellotron early 2019 at my studio.

This is serial number 003 and only a total of 8 of these were made in mohogany. Mellotron confirmed that is the only Mellotron ever made that has an amber light. The item will ship in 2 ATA cases for both Mellotron and the tape voices. Negotiable.

This comes with 18 different voices:

A. Flute B. Rock Guitar C. Organ
A. 3 Violins B. MK II Brass C. Tenor Sax
A. Acoustic Guitar B. Piano C. Vibraphone
A. Trombone B. Muted Brass C. Mandolin
A. Hammond Organ B. Harpsichord C. Tibia Organ
A. French Accordian B. Accordian C. Church Organ"

Oberheim OB-X

via this auction

Mint Kawai Sx-240 rare dual vco 8 voice synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6 SN 270487

via this auction

Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System

via this auction

"Barely used Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System. 1 owner, non-smoking, studio use only. Used 1 week in the studio but has been stored since, hoping it goes to an owner that will get good use out of it. Includes all 30 original patch cables (10 Black Long, 10 White Mid, 10 Pink Short)."

Vintage Hohner Bass 3 Analog Synthesizer SN 821315

via this auction

Funky Hiphop Beat! - itijik Quick Tips featuring Elektron Digitakt

Published on Apr 15, 2019 itijik

"Here’s the warm up for the next session. I sampled some nice banter between the songs on this Live Tom Jones album! There’s some really great stuff in here...I just need to get editing
Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Check out the itijik store! You can buy inspiring samples and tools on ...there's some really useful FREE stuff on there too ;)

Funky Hiphop Beat! - itijik Quick Tips featuring Elektron Digitakt
Produced by: itijik"

Lanterns | Modular in the cave 12 -outdoor modular jam on the open sea in Levanzo with squarp hermod

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Modular in the cave

"A little jam in an abandoned limestone building at cala fredda (cold bay) in Levanzo. I couldn´t find any info about this buildings, but it´s one of the few landings on the island, so it was probably used as a warehouse for the fishermen there. Near this site there´s a shipreck probably dating back to 1st century b.c, with ancient vases (amphorae) which where probably use for wine transport or for garum storage, which was produced in this site at Punta Altarella ( little high point)"

Moog One: Firmware Update v1.0.4 (Live from the Moog Factory)

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Overview of Moog One Firmware Update v1.0.4 livestream."

Error Instruments subreactor FULL modular synthesiser

Published on Apr 15, 2019 paul tas

"subreactor . 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 .That you can also use externally It’s a built in Nemo delay .Function De patch Area left banana jack .are output .The right 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

with the beautiful sound engine of candy reactor and cloud busting

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 / 5x bannana cabels /


Roland JP-8000 - "Cinematica" Soundset 64 + 64

Published on Apr 15, 2019 chronosproject

"LFO Store proudly presents:

'Cinematica' Soundset for legendary Roland JP-8000!


This soundset including 64 user presets + 64 performances (128 sounds in whole)
suited for cinematic, soundtrack music, ambient, space electronica genres.

Its very different to the most of soundsets you saw before - with all this progressive trance supersaw leads & arps - 'Cinematica' focused on 'analog like' tones:
deep basses, analog leads, warmest strings & deepest pads under inspiration of modern & vintage science fiction movies.

Patches made by Nick Klimenko & Ivan Vasiliev (LFO Team)
Performances & its demonstration in this video made by Nick Klimenko.

Enjoy new sounds & re-discover your blue pearl!"

Corsynth - Modular fun - Techno jam

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Corsynth

All sounds produced by this 20 spaces system.
All modules from Corsynth Modular Synths.

Korg Volca Modular | Unboxing + Demo

Published on Apr 15, 2019 littleBIGsynths

"Korg Volca Modular, Semi modular synth, unboxing and sound demo

Hey guys! I just picked up a brand new volca, the Korg Volca Modular! Like most people, when I first heard that there were new Volcas, I got super excited. 😁 The Volca drum seems cool, but not quite as interesting to me as the Volca Modular. For me, the vMod was a no brainer... A semi modular Volca? Yes! Take my money. 🤑 So, after placing my preorder and waiting a few months, its finally here. I am super eager to play with it and learn more about this "west coast" synthesis stuff. Oh, and of course make lots of cool videos for it. 😉

Well, I hope you guys enjoy this video! As always, thank you for for watching, littleBIGsynths. 👊

Please be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, and/or SUBSCRIBE I would highly appreciate it. 🙂

For even more content, follow me on Instagram - @littlebigsynths

Other gear featured in this video:
Teenage Engineering PO-12, Korg Volca Keys, Zoom MS-70CDR

*** Intro song:
Eva – "失望した" ***"

8dio OB-X Add-On for the Sequential Prophet-X / XL

via Sequential

"8Dio has announced a new 'OBX' Add-On pack for the Prophet X and Prophet XL, which is now available for download from their website. The download is approximately 900 MB.

The $48 Add-On pack features over 1,781 samples, 41 custom instruments, and 32 custom presents including Layer A and Layer B for each. The Add-On pack was created by deep-sampling a vintage OBX synthesizer.

The Add-On pack requires Prophet X OS v2.1 or higher.

The Prophet X was designed to accommodate up to 50 GB of 16-bit, 48 kHz user-generated and third-party content. Imported sample content can be used to create custom instruments and patches. Sampled instruments can be augmented with the Prophet X’s own synthesis engine, which features 2 digital oscillators, stereo analog filters, and a multitude of sound-shaping controls.

For more information about other Add-On Packs, including The Last Prophet (the last production model of the Prophet-5 ever made) and the ARP 2600, visit 8Dio’s website."

Sequential Featured Artist Interview with Ian Hultquist

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

"Ian Hultquist is an American composer and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past few years he has made a name for himself composing the scores for numerous films, documentaries and TV shows.

Ian started his career in music as a founding member of the band Passion Pit, which started in Boston, MA where he was studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music. He spent many years touring around the world and honing his productions skills as a music director, and working on remixes for artists such as Portugal the Man, Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara and OK GO. In 2014 he, along with his wife and fellow composer Sofia Hultquist (aka Drum & Lace), relocated to Los Angeles in order to fully dedicate himself to working in music for film.

He has built a lasting working relationship with renowned directors in the film and documentary world such as Andrew Rossi (Ivory Tower, The First Monday in May) Erin Lee Carr (Mommy Dead & Dearest) and Alistair Legrand (Clinical). In 2018 alone, Ian had four feature films being released theatrically including Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (dir. Ashley Bell, Abrorama), The Gospel According to André (dir. Kate Novack, Magnolia Pictures), A-X-L (dir. Oliver Daly, Lakeshore/Global Road) and Assassination Nation (dir. Sam Levinson, NEON/AGBO).

In 2016 Ian formed Little Twig Records, an imprint label focused on releasing soundtracks for Film and TV.

We chatted with Ian about his music."

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

Sequential Prophet XL - Tweakage

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Ran a short sequence and then had a mess about with the modulation, envelopes etc to see what does what.

No key playing, just turning knobs!!!!"

"Acceptance of the Lilies" - OB-6 Ambient Landscape / No. 2

Published on Apr 15, 2019 JAde Wii

Strymon Big Sky, Meris Mercury 7, Eventide H9 Max Shimmer Reverb Comparison

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Uriel Ortega

"These three units are what I constantly use for my live synth rig. All three are powerful high quality units with very deep editing. In this simple video I do a comparison of the shimmer reverb algorithm on the Meris Mercury 7, The Eventide H9 Max, and the Strymon Big Sky. I love all three but usually have the Big Sky as my go to reverb for live use. Which do you prefer?"

External effects comparison with the Sequential OB-6.

Bass Station II AFX Mode Jam Session

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Case Woo

"Testing firmware 4.14"

See here for additional demos and details.

NerdSEQ 'More Triggers 16' Expander

Published on Apr 15, 2019 XOR Electronics

"A small introduction into the new 'More Triggers 16' expander for the NerdSEQ Eurorack sequencer.It adds 16 more Trigger/Gate outputs which are totally integrated into the sequencer."

"NerdSEQ is an 8–track Eurorack sequencer with a rich feature set, allowing you to sequence modules or MIDI compatible gear, put probabilities on probabilities, generate randomness (or, on the contrary, create and effortlessly save rigid song structures), upload & sequence samples and much more.

This software update is a major one as it elaborates on NerdSEQ’s many key capabilities and adds plenty more fun and flexibility – it is now possible to use its effective tracker–style workflow to sequence all of your external MIDI gear with per–track 4 voice polyphony across all channels. CC messages, Aftertouch, Pitchbend, Program change and NRPN are all accessible as well, and the imaginary cherry on top is that most of this can be manipulated by NerdSEQ’s Automations engine – meaning you can use its internal LFOs or external CVs for all sorts of crazy modulations and breathe some new life into your old rack synths collecting dust. All of this can be achieved with the MIDI I/O expansion.

All of this MIDI freakiness is just the start though – also out with this update is the ‘MORE TRIGGERS 16’ expander, offering 16 additional trigger/gate outs, chainable to up to 4 units/64 outputs, enough to trigger your room. On the software side, this means a super effective and simple drum matrix screen has been added and you can now set each of the six tracks per your preference – to modular, MIDI or trigger mode. The 2 sample tracks are fixed. More expanders are soon to follow, the closest one being ‘MORE CVS 16’ – we’ll let you figure out what will that one do on your own.

While these are the two most exciting and visible updates, there’s plenty more additions and improvements to the UI and functionality – color coding for tracks, track tempo dividers/multipliers and overall improvements in performance.

This free firmware update is now available on the XOR Electronics website and the More Triggers 16 expander available through its web shop and select dealers."

Inutero heartbeats, theremin & synth (VCS3 & Music Easel) - Therminal C

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Therminal C I C Ehinger

"A few notes with & for you, the Unborn. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Heartbeats recorded with a foetal doppler via my modular system (Ears module - Mutable Instruments).
Noises : VSC3, Eurorack (Braids), Kalimba
Bass line : Buchla Music Easel
Melody : Theremin processed via Les DiffYUseurs pedal

Longer version of this track to be released later on my second solo album.

Theremin & Video : Therminal C (Coralie Ehinger)
Music : Therminal C (Coralie Ehinger), featuring the Unborn


Korg Radias - "Flashing Lights" Soundset - 128 Presets

Published on Apr 15, 2019 chronosproject

"LFO Store proudly presents:

"Flashing Lights" - Korg Radias Programs Bank

Made by talented Andrew Deviatikh – Saint-Petersburg based composer, sound producer, sound designer, keyboardist, and live performer.

“Flashing lights” programs bank (FLPB) for Korg Radias synthesizer include 128 professional production ready programs for making music in different genres: cinematic, ambient, space ambient, electronic.

FLPB distributing by RDL file for “Radias Sound Editor” from KORG corp.

All programs of FLPB divided into 8 categories:
Strings / Pad (A01 – C15) – pad-style sounds with long or very long attack for backgrounds or main themes. For some of pads you should wait for a few seconds to sound “open”. All pads react on velocity which can change the character of sound. All pads are very useful in cinematic / ambient / space ambient genres.
Motion (C16 – E03) – pad-style sounds with a more complex structure than simple pads with rhythmic or cycling elements.
Arp / Seq (E04 – F06) – arpeggiated sounds and complete sequences.
Synth soft (F07 – G14) – synth-like polyphonic sounds with short/mid attack to playing melodies and themes.
Lead (G15 – H05) – synth-like monophonic sounds with short/mid attack to playing melodies and themes.
Bass (H06, H07) – two sub-bass programs which you can use to make good low-end in your tracks.
S.E. (H08 – H14) – sound effects for backgrounds.
Split (H15, H16) – for these programs keyboard is divided into 2 zones with different sounds. C4 is a split-point."

KORG MONO/POLY monophonic synthesizer SN 379502

via this auction

"Looks younger than its age but unignorable damage discovered on right wood end, please see pictures.

Works 10 of 10
Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors, and short life transistors and opamps with new ones,
and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping."

Roland Synthesizer Pocket Catalog Vol.2 circa 1984 (for Roland Dealers) 86 pages

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Very rare Roland synthesizer pocket catalog Vol.2 circa 1984 (for Roland Dealers) 86 pages
includes all the legacy Roland products in the 1984 year such as:

Jupiter 8 , Jupiter 6, Juno-106, juno-60, JX-3P
TR-909,707,606, TB-303
MKS-80,30,10 MPG-80
CR-8000, 5000 etc etc..."

Roland SH-32 Vintage Synthesizer SN ZP42087

via this auction

"The SH-32 is a 4-part multitimbral desktop synth module using new Wave Acceleration Synthesis to deliver up to 32 voices of fat synth waves and entirely new waveforms. The raw waveforms are sampled rather than mathematically generated and are actually multi-sampled across the octave ranges. There's also a full complement of knobs and sliders, analog-style 808 and 909 drums, DSP effects and a killer programmable arpeggiator."

Waldorf Q 61 Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"The keybed was swapped out for a newer Fatar keybed a few years ago. The keys have lighter weights, but it still plays as expected."

Access Virus TI2 Desktop WhiteOut Limited Edition Synthesizer SN 090 of 100

via this auction

"there were only 35 of these released in the US, just 100 in the world
this is #90/100"

Logic Blox Synthesizer Builder

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Granby Ridge Farm

"Recent build with Logic Blox Synth"

"Logic Blox Music Synthesizer Builders series includes customized switches, dials and controls modeled from 1960's to early 2000 electronic synthesizers. Switches and controls are fully animated with options for dial faces and color combinations. Prefabricated internal functions are used to manipulate Unity's native audio source engine and built in audio filters. Users can combine any combination of controls, filters, keyboards and sounds to create custom virtual synthesizers which can be played from computer keyboard, mouse and MIDI surface (Piano keys).

Package includes functioning models for:
- 5 octave piano keyboard surface
- 5 base waveforms (245 tuned note wav samples)
- Multi select push button switches
- Vintage style volume and selector knobs
- Led illuminated push buttons
- Classic sliders
- Modulation wheel
- Piano foot pedal set
- Classic synth case
- Fully functional demo model
- Detailed user guide
- Polyphonic multi timbre sounds

Fully compatible with Logic Blox basic and Logic Blox Vintage"

Mindphaser thru Mutants

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Hexinverter Électronique

"Using Mindphaser as an input for Mutant Clap and Snare. Pitched noise from the clap is going into the Exponential FM input of Mindphaser."

Chilling with Digitone (Making Ambient with Arpeggios)

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Red Means Recording

"The Elektron Digitone is an 8-voice, 4-part FM synthesizer and sequencer. Let's touch it with our meat hands and see what happens."

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents the Voltage Research Laboratory Episode 1

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Teaser track showcasing the unreleased Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory eurorack format synthesizer.

The soundtrack to this video was created as a self running patch. Once the initial setup was complete, the synthesizer performed the piece without any additional input by the artist. An extended version of the recording is available on Soundcloud through the link below."

New Erica Synths Black Double Bass Eurorack Module

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Black Double Bass is transistor based suboscillator module."

"Erica Synths Black Double Bass is unique module that combines two transistor suboscillators (-1 and -2 octaves) and lowpass filter. It will turn any VCO or beeper into massive bass sound with CV control over octave mix and cutoff frequency. Sync input that resets suboscillators on incoming pulse, provides even more versatility in sound design. The module can be also provide aggressive distortion, when used with percussive sounds like bassdrums.

Two transistor based -1 and -2 octaves suboscillators
Manually and CV controlled fade between suboscillators
Manually and CV controlled lowpass VCF
Suboscillator synchronisation input
Individual outputs of suboscillators
Limiter on the output to avoid clipping
Signal Thru output
CV level attenuators"

DIY SYNTHESIZER "walla walla PD proto03" based on blackfin592

Published on Apr 15, 2019 - WASHIYAMA GIKEN -鷲山技研

- based on IFX49 (BF592)
- 24bit / 96kHz
- max 16 poly
- osc x 2 (phase distortion)
- filter(12dB / oct)
- filter EG (ADSR)
- Effector x 2 (chorus / phaser)
- Layer mode / Single mode
- Arpeggiator

Also see: DIY SYNTHESIZER based on blackfin / IFX49

14 04 19 Scrotum Lab - Serge panel with Pico VCO and Gate Sequencer

Published on Apr 15, 2019 batchas

"First time powering on the Serge panel I made in M-Class format.

The Gate Sequencer can be clocked externally or internally via the PICO VCO clock.
Here we hear the PICO VCO and the BugBrand DRM1 + xpander."

#TSR19 01- The Roland Promars -- Part 1

Published on Apr 15, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a three-part demonstration of the 1979 Roland Promars analog two-oscillator monosynth."

Luke Neptune's Digitone House, Techno & Ambient Soundset OUT NOW

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Luke Neptune

"To purchase this soundset follow this link.

You will receive step by step instructions on how to load the sounds on purchase"

Finding a Roland TL-12 Synth Controller and 3 Piano Plus 20 Analog Piano's in the rubbish!!

Published on Apr 15, 2019 Mark I

"So an old music teacher who used to teach at the local Moreland Tech school decided he'd throw out some of his classroom gear. I was there to snap up the booty! This included 3 vintage Piano Plus 20s and a Roland TL-12 Switching Laboratory System Unit"

Same guy that claimed to have found a JX-3P in the trash. BTW I created a new synth trash label for these moving forward.

MS-101 Live Performance Tricks and the 'plastic' question?!

Published on Apr 15, 2019 BEHRINGER

"Here we cover some of the live performance options of the MS-101 and the big question, does it sound plastic?? Big thank you to Molten Modular, DivKid and Noire Et Blanc Vie, we like to have a bit of fun at Behringer all in good jest"

Cool looking TC Electronic desktop effects including the DVR250-DT Digital Vintage Reverb, TC2290-DT Dynamic Digital Delay, and TC Electronic TC1210-DT Spacial Expander.

Arturia MicroFreak: 160 Presets and Patterns - No Talking

Published on Apr 14, 2019 loopop

"Hi! The Arturia MicroFreak is in for review. Until I finish digging in a little deeper, I don't know about you - first thing I do with a synth is go through the presets one by one and give them a listen.

I recorded the process to save you a trip to the store in case you're interested ;)"

Patch n Tweak

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