MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Parrots On Acid by Baghead

via Baghead, aka Brian Comnes.

Listen in stereo.

"A little inconsequential ditty, first experiment with cross patching a volca modular with a Bastl softpop

Not the best recording. The right channel is a bit weird, and it doesn't get going until 1:05 but it is what it is"

Pictured: the patch. Note the mini patch cables between the two.

ARTURIA MicroFreak: Just Sounds Demo

Published on May 5, 2019 Noisegate

"Here is our Just Sounds Demo of the ARTURIA MicroFreak, a creative Paraphonic Hybrid synthesiser featuring a digital oscillator, an analogue filter with a touch capacitive keyboard."

Korg Electribe ER-1 Rhythm Synthesizer SN 020403 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Vintage Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330 Synthesizer SN 162301

via this auction

"Vintage Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330 Synthesizer . Good condition. Cosmetically has wear, the corners of the veneer has some issues, has a few rust spots on the metal area, and the roland logo graphic on the back has spots of wear. Tested and in good working order. Refer to pictures for details."

Yamaha CS-30 VCO Synthesizer SN 2830

via this auction

"It was completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned,all switches and some pots are cleaned,all keys are washed, grease replaced."

G-Storm SH2-VCF Eurorack Filter Module Demo #3

Published on May 5, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

Today I demo my SH2-VCF with more basslines, melodic leads, and a few arpeggios. I'll keep the talking to a minimum, but explain how I'm setting up the sounds in general.
Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
I've kept the Timefactor Delay and Big Sky Reverb to a bare minimum. But you'll hear them from time to time.

0:00 Opening
0:25 Talking
1:55 Audio demos

Oscillators - Pittsburgh Synth Box + Synthesis Technology E352
Envelope Contours - 2xADSR dual envelope
MIDI Controller - M-Audio Venom"

G-Storm SH2-VCF

May The iVCS3 Be With You!

Published on May 5, 2019 James Edward Cosby

"I was just asked the question... "iVCS3 can do sound effects right? So as yesterday was #MayTheFourth can #iVCS3 do a #StarWars #LightSabre sound?..... Use The Stick Luke!"

Kijimi Dark Ambience by Paul Schilling


Still Alive (Portal Cover) - Novation Peak Ambient

Published on May 5, 2019 Constant Shapes

This was a triumph!
I'm making a note here:
Huge success!
It's hard to overstate
my satisfaction.

A quick cover of an all time fav.
Keep on trying till you run out of cake!


Polyend @ Superbooth 2019 Teaser

Published on May 5, 2019 Polyend

"Hey, are you coming to #superbooth19? We were working on some new things lately. Please, come by and take a bite, have a taste. See you at Berlin’s FEZ 9th - 11th of May."

Akai AX80 & Red Sound Darkstar XP2

via this auction

Note these are on Craigslist which I don't normally post, but I know the seller and he supports the site. :)

"$450 - Akai AX80 8 voice vintage analog synth in great working shape. This synth was babied after purchase in my non smoking studio and never played out. Fully functional with the following cosmetic issues:

Minor scuffs due to age and in the condition I purchased it in. There's one small cosmetic ding above the Hold button and LED as you can see - the button and LED work fine. Aside from this the membrane is pristine. Looks brand new. No depressions or cracks.

One key was cracked so I glued a small ram chip on it years ago as you can see. It is smooth, not rough to the touch, and feels fine. See Pics.

VCA 30 Velocity LED bar is out. This is purely cosmetic. The parameter works fine and you can see the values change on the red numerical display by the data knob. Only the EQ looking LED is out as you can see in the pics.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. This is a great sounding vintage 8 voice polyphonic analog synth and it is 100% sonically functional and solid. The AX80 uses the same CEM3372 Filter/Mix/VCA chips as on the Oberheim Matrix-12, Xpander, SCI Prophet-600 and T8. For a full list of what synths use the 3372 see here."

"$300 - RedSound DARKSTAR XP2 - Redsound's eight voice virtual analog desktop synth with a joystick. Like new."

Vintage Synthesizer OBERHEIM OBXa 8 Voices Demonstration

Published on May 5, 2019 Kevin Schroeder

"A short live demonstration with 8 voices."

Papareil Synth Labs demo of the TPG800 for Roland JX-8p synthesizer

Published on May 3, 2019 papareil1024

"Demo of the tactile PG800 for Roland JX-8p synthesizers
Made with an Arduino Mega, a 3.2" tft screen ,and a 6 pin DIN plug .
All JX-8p parameters are editable in instant access . The TPG800 containt a extensible library of +500 preset patches.
More to come soon ..."

Podcast 275: Jim Coker

Published on May 5, 2019 20Objects

"Back in Podcast 38 [below], we talked to Jim Coker - the developer behind Numerology and the company Five12. Well, it's been five years, and a lot has happened since then. I met up with Jim at Synthplex, and got a quick catch-up; I also realized that we needed to have another interview, because things have gotten very real for him since we last talked!

It's all about hardware, baby. In this case, that would be the Vector Sequencer: a no-holds-barred sequencer for Eurorack systems that brings much of the sequencing power of Numerology into the Eurorack world. This device provides many of my favorite features into its 3u height, so you can expect that I wanted to know how that could happen.

As always, Jim was willing to share - and to be patient as I marveled at what he pulled off. This sequencer is significant enough to occupy the center of a decent studio (much like Numerology itself), and bring the step sequencing game to a new level of awesome.

You can learn more about both Numerology and the Vector Sequencer at


And from 2017:

Podcast 038: Jim Coker

Published on Dec 6, 2017 20Objects

"As an electronic music-head, I've been using computers, DAW's, synths and other tech crap for decades now. However, one of my favorite software packages is a program that doesn't try to do everything - in fact, its creator steadfastly refuses to take one certain tasks that he doesn't feel belong in his bit of code.

That creator is Jim Coker, and the software is Numerology (found at I started using this at version 1, and it is now up to version 3 (with 4 right around the corner). In this podcast, I take the opportunity to corner Jim, talk to him about his background, his vision of the software/hardware combo, and his view of the future.

This is another case where I've known someone for a long time, but this is the longest conversation we've ever had. What's wrong with me? I need to spend more time with these people!!!


1986 Roland TR-505 Drum Machine Brochure

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

"Roland TR-505 drum machine "The first step in forming your own personal music system" four page colour brochure from October 1986."

acid jam 5.5.19 Vermona Perfourmer, Tempest, Octatrack

Published on May 5, 2019 Nuclear Whale

"Perfourmer, Tempest and Octatrack going through Strymon El Capistan and Meris Ottobit, a bit of Sunday Acid..."

retro electronica project 15.04.19

Published on May 5, 2019 Michal Patulski

.akai s950 + roland juno 6 + yamaha cs 10 + analogue solutions telemark
.plenty of vintage outboard
.sequencer = yamaha qy70

Synth Stuff Ep. 55 - Korg Radias

Published on May 5, 2019 tritonrecordings

"The Radias was released a couple years after I discovered my interest in synths and I remember being blown away in the store just by the way this thing looked. It's a bit unusual, but it just looks bad ass. Anyway, lots of people want to compare this to the MS2000 and I would say this definitely has a more processed and modern (by 2006 standards) sound. It reeks of that over-polished, Japanese Korg sound. Every synth collection should have a VA and this one is definitely worth checking out or just having one to make your rack look cool. Also check out the Korg R3 - same sound engine in a smaller package."

Roland MKS-30 Analog Synth with PG200 - Restored Chips

via this auction

"Roland MKS30 Analog Synth module with the PG200 Controller.

All of the voice chips were overhauled to ensure proper sound and use so no worries there. Comes with the proper cable for the controller and also included are the rack ears with screws to attack to the module (pictured in bubble wrap). Also, the internal battery was replaced. This classic synth is ready for many years of use. Several custom patches are loaded on many banks and there are a few banks with initialized setting so that you can create and store your own.

The sound of the MKS30 is the same as the JX3p and some will say (myself included) that the sound is more versatile and more elegant than that of the Juno106, although its surely in the same sonic family as the juno 106 and juno 60."

✯CLASSIC✯ Teisco S110F Mono/Duophonic Vintage Synth

via this auction

"Made under licence from ARP- the lo pass VCF is virtually identical in design & sound to the infamous ARP 2600 4012 transistor ladder VCF (the Moog copy!). Twin Osc. both with subsonic capabilities. FM cross modulation (Osc 1 into Osc 2) & ring modulation. White/Pink noise. LFO with vari-shape & Sample & Hold. Two ADSR envelopes. Great filter section with 24db Low pass with resonance (self oscillating-with gorgeous sine wave!), eight octave fixed filter bank finished off with a High pass filter. Duophonic (paraphonic) keyboard with portamento/legato. Touch sensitive (If you happen to be a Gorilla!) modulation pads. CV/Gate in/out & an external input into the filters & VCA.

The two clever bits of the synth's ergonomics are 1.) the five-LED meters to show the amount of modulation of the various sections; and 2.) the little LED arrows showing the amount of actual signal going from sound sources to VCF and VCA. Then of course there is the very unusual onboard fixed filter bank, and the good CV/gate interfacing. This really is one of the most thorough and effective mono/duosynth designs ever.

In good tested working order, some crackle but with use will get better."

Rare 1981 Поющие Ноты: HUGE Soviet Stylophone w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Up for sale the HUGE stylophone from Soviet Union Поющие Ноты (Singing notes). This is really impossible to find now. I found only one mention of it on the Internet. Original Box with picture of CHEBURASHKA and GENA the Crocodile including :)
Recapped, cleaned.

Features and Specifications:
- Two knobs - Volume / Tone
- Output - din5 socket (i can can intall 1/4 TRS jack)
- Powered by two 4,5v battery 3R12.
- Original box + booklet included.
- Dimensions 36cm x 28cm x 5cm (14,2in x 11in x 2in)"

Hall and Oates Roland Jupiter-8 SN 212377 ?

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter 8 previously owned by John Oates of Hall and Oates and D. Adams keyboard player for Xavion from Memphis TN"

Wersi MIDI Expander EX 10R With Original Stand 1985 *RARE*

via this auction

"Rare German MIDI expander from 1985. It contains the same internals as the Wersi Omega DX 10. The included cartridge is the "Rom 1 DX 10 V2." In perfect working condition, includes the original wooden stand."

LimaFlo Chicago Riff and Bass Synthesizer Mk1 2016 Black

via this auction

"Up for your consideration is an 'ultra rare' (Kickstarter backed, only 30 made) Chicago Boutique RIFF & BASS Analog Synthesizer, boutique and extraordinary.

ElliottGarage How to synth - Escape from NY (1981 John Carpenter and Alan Howarth)

Published on May 5, 2019 ElliottGarage

"All synthesizers sounds are designed and created with iPhone/iPad EG WaveSHAPER, used as sound module inside Logic Pro X."

Additional posts featuring EG WaveSHAPER.

Vermona perfourmer, Yamaha montage, Eurorack

Published on May 5, 2019 Arnaud Music.

Vermona Perfourmer mkii
Yamaha montage
Système eurorack
Oto Bam
Eventide blackole

Music On An OLDSKOOL Apple Macintosh Classic and CUBASE 1.0

Published on May 5, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"SO YEAH TIME TO PROCRASTINATE by trying to make a song on cubase 1.0 on an old apple macintosh. im setting off tomorrow for my europe tour, info can be found here :-"

Rossum Electro-Music Trident // Triple VCO with UNIQUE Analog Tones & Modulation

Published on May 5, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the Rossum Electro-Music Trident. A 'Multi-Synchronic Oscillator Ensemble' which is a trio of analog / analogue oscillators with some unique waveshaping features. Each VCO can be used independently but it comes to life when you make use of the ZING modulation. Zing Modulation is similar to Ring Modulation however the use of hard sync which is switchable between the oscillators results in much more musical "locked" harmonics. It's hands down pretty amazing! Especially when coupled with two modulation oscillators, symmetry control, phase modulation and loads more. Skip around as you see fit with the timing index and if you've ready this far leave a comment with 'ace cakes' at the end. No idea why, just some fun.

00:00 Patch previews and what’s to come
01:21 Feature run down
03:41 No talking patch 1 - Trident + LPG + FX
03:52 Zing
07:19 No talking patch 2 - Trident + LPG + FX
07:32 FM both linear and exponential (and FM+ZING)
09:34 No talking patch 3 - Trident + LPG + FX
09:46 PWM manual + audio rate PWM
11:50 No talking patch 4 - Trident + LPG + FX
12:03 Symmetry - waveshaping, skewing, bending and more
15:44 No talking patch 5 - Trident + LPG + FX
16:04 Phase and phase modulation
17:58 No talking patch 6 - Trident + LPG + FX
18:14 0% Pulse width DC offset trick!
20:01 No talking patch 7 - Trident + LPG + FX
20:18 Triple LFO and chaotic, organic “random” like CV modulations
21:47 No talking patch 8 - Trident + LPG + FX
21:55 Stacked unison VCOs - Minimoog style.
23:03 No talking patch 9 - Trident + LPG + FX
23:10 Stacked chord tones
24:22 No talking patch 10 - Trident + LPG + FX
24:48 Dual voice carrier+modulator pair + second voice"

IK Multimedia Uno & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on May 5, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Acid Challenge (Microbrute + Novation Circuit)

Published on May 5, 2019 asogaut

"I guess it's not really acid but I'm inspired by the genre.


Some reverb added on the Microbrute. (Eos 2)"


Published on May 5, 2019 Boele Gerkes

Eurorack system & Moog One. New video from Boele Gerkes.

Modular On The Spot: "Shuffle"

Published on May 5, 2019 DARK SPARKLER

Gasworks Park Seattle

"Live performance on the Buchla Music Easel, accompanied by modern dancers from UW.

Thanks to Alex Jones at KBO Studios for putting this together.

For more music head to or"

Behringer MS-101 Sequencer A Chaotic Guide Pt2

Part 2 added here.

Quickstart Pt 1 - Musical Tones // Korg Volca Modular Tutorial

Published on May 4, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"In this tutorial we go over very simple settings, and set up a very basic patch which sets up an LFO on the mod knob on the oscillator. At the end I improvise melodic notes and then end with some drone sounds. We will go over more of the modules and patching in future episodes.

Intro 0:00
Keyboard layout 0:23
Osc Section 1:12
Attack/Release 2:19
Cutoff 3:09
Reverb 3:25
Basic Patching - LFO 4:01
Patch Summary 5:50
Improvised Musical Tones Demo 6:57"

Patch n Tweak

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