MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 04, 2019


via this auction

See the seller's other items for more. As always, go through eBay for the buyer protection. If you make a deal outside of eBay, you are on your own.

Another super rare custom EMS item from the seller that listed the THE 'ANALOGIC' SEQUENCER.

"This is a unique THE PATCH PANEL LOGIC.


The DIY Units where built by Sam for use with the SYNTHI!
Then there's another modified prestopatch with a cable on it.
This is a very cool innovative device for that time. it has historical and museum item. the author took a long time and big work and love to create this complex device.
Please note - since this is an old device, I don't give any guarantees for parts and labor - please = only synthesizer enthusiasts and synth-maniacs, synth-collectors welcome."

Dreadbox Abyss thru the Hypnosis

Published on Jun 4, 2019 ProckGnosis

"Just demoing how stunning the Abyss sounds running through the Hypnosis. Not any extensive testing or knob twisting of either piece of gear. Just playing with sounds I thought were cool."

Teenage Engineering PO / Pocket Operator Modular 400 Assembled

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer with Encore MIDI Retrofit SN 108749

via this auction

"I am the original owner of this Jupiter 8 since I bought it new in 1982. For 4 years, regular road use. Got a few small dents in the top panel by the back. After that, it was only in my studio. In 1994, I added a MIDI retrofit kit, which works great. Eventually, the power switch broke, and I couldn't find a factory replacement. The Jupiter sat unused for 20 years. Finally, I turned it over to master electronic engineer, synth builder (and actual Rocket Scientist) Dave Hamara, who replaced the power supply and switch with a modern switch with removable cable. He also replaced every single capacitor in the entire unit, replaced the battery, reloaded the factory sounds, and completely calibrated the unit to factory specs. This comes with the MIDI retrofit user guide, and the service manual with calibration specs, as shown.

All synth functions, every knob and button is 100% tested and working perfectly. It breaks my heart to sell this, I've had it more than half my life. It comes with a brand new flight case, as shown. Please take good care of it, and make cool music."

Blipblox at Maker Faire 2019

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Blipblox Explorer Channel

"See the fun we had synchronizing 4 Blipbloxes into a single song. Everyone helped make the beat! Great party!"

Another synth for the kids.

New TTSH V4 Announced

Pre-orders open on Synthcube.

"We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of TTSH v4. In collaboration with Human Comparator, we have taken the TTSH v3, modified and updated it, and are making it available again Spring/Summer 2019!

We will be offering the TTSH v4 in five configurations:

1. Assembled and Tested: includes one-year warranty (preliminary pricing US$3499- deposit $199 and balance of $3300)

2. Full Kit Including Case: PCB Set, Panel, Full Parts Kit, Metal Case- everything you need to build a TTSH (preliminary pricing US$1499- deposit $199 and balance of $1300)

3. Full Kit Less Case: PCB Set, Panel, Full Parts Kit, No Case—make your own enclosure! (preliminary pricing US$1299- deposit of $199 and balance of $1100)

4. PCB Set + Panel + Case: source your own parts! (preliminary pricing US$699- deposit $199 and balance of $500)

5. PCB Set + Panel: Source your own parts and make your own enclosure! (preliminary pricing US$499- deposit $199 and balance of $300)

218e driving 5 Buchla Oscillators

Published on Mar 25, 2018 Joel Davel

"Sometimes when testing the 218e and oscillators i get a little time to share the ride. I’m driving the Buchla Easel from the 218e in arpeggiation mode out to the USB utility card into a 225e and the internal bus to a 259e and 261e in order to test tuning."

Using the Sensel Buchla Thunder Overlay for Key Commands & Virtual Buchla modules

Published on May 4, 2019 Joel Davel

"Joel Davel demonstrates use of the Buchla Thunder overlay (for the Sensel Morph) not just to control music, but as a key command interface for his PCB layout software."

Thunder Sensel Overlay w Virtual Buchla modules

Published on Mar 29, 2019 Joel Davel

"Ways of using the Sensel Morph Buchla Thunder overlay to play different styles in the same live set. While I encourage people to play the physical modules, the Thunder overlay offers a flexible input for software based instruments, and one that I helped guide to fruition."

SP404 Style Repeats on Digitakt! - itijik morning beats

Published on Jun 4, 2019 itijik

"Trying out some live effect ideas using the digitakt!"

Moog Etherwave Theremin Standard Matte Black w/ Adapter

via this auction

vpme QD Quad Drum Voice Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Erica Synths Sample Drum USER REVIEW Eurorack [Pt. 1/2]

Published on Jun 4, 2019 gstormelectro

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

Today I am giving another new product user review, this time the Erica Synths Sample Drum Eurorack Module. The Sample Drum is described as an easy-to-use, two voice, modular sample player designed with percussion and loops in mind. So how does the Sample Drum perform as a loop playback sampler? Can it be as crunchy as your Akais or Emus? Let's see.

0:00 Opening
1:10 Build Quality/Design
2:51 Workflow + Audio Quality.
4:36 Slicing, Dicing, and Envelopes
6:04 Recording Samples Direct

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No outboard effects nor processing of any kind."


Korg Volca Modular | Ambient Jam @ the Park

Published on Jun 4, 2019 littleBIGsynths

"Hey guys! Here is a video I shot while at the park with my daughter. The weather was so nice, so I thought it would be great to get some outdoor synth action. I've never really done much outdoor jamming, but I just say that it is quite enjoyable... I might have to do it more often. 😁

For this jam, I went for a nice ambient sequence in a Major scale... to keep things a bit lighter and fun. Just like my last jam, I didn't include any other Volcas or PO's this time around, in order to get more of a micro "modular" experience. 😉

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this video. As always, thank you for watching, littleBIGsynths. 🙂"

MIND Music Labs Builds Custom Fishman Guitar Synth w/ Arturia's Prophet V for MUSE

MIND Music Labs built MUSE's Matt Bellamy a custom Fishman TriplePlay MIDI Guitar Controller hosting their ELK MusicOS and Arturia's Prophet V for live use. This appears to be a one-off instrument - no word on whether it will be released to market.

The press release follows:

How Fishman, Arturia and MIND Music Labs Followed their MUSE to a State of the Art Synth Guitar in 30 Days

British mega band MUSE is currently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory performing in sold out stadiums all over the world. Each night frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out a one of a kind guitar with a special history to play the song “The Dark Side.” While Bellamy is happy with the result, reporting that “the guitar works great!” the story of how this guitar was conceived and built is just a few short weeks is very interesting.

Matt Bellamy, being the perfectionist that he is, wants the sounds he created in the studio on stage as much as possible. One essential part of his sound is the Arturia Prophet V synthesizer. Being a user of Fishman’s TriplePlay MIDI guitar pickup & controller, both on stage and in the studio, he wanted to continue to use that to play the Arturia synth live, but without distance, range, cables and a computer getting in the way of his stage performance.

“When Matt told me he absolutely wanted to use the Prophet V softsynth live on tour” said Muse guitar tech Chris Whitemyer, ”but still be able to move around the stage without any restrictions, I knew we had to find a new kind of solution that would take the computer out of the picture.”

Chris Whitemyer was aware of Swedish music tech company MIND Music Labs and how their ELK MusicOS could run existing plugins and instruments on hardware. Thinking MIND might be the missing piece of the puzzle he approached them at the 2019 NAMM Show. Together with Fishman and Arturia, a first meeting was held in the MIND Music Labs booth on the show floor. That meeting, which took place just a few weeks before the start of Muse’s 2019 World Tour, kicked off several hectic weeks resulting in the three companies producing a new kind of guitar just in time for the tour’s first date in Houston, TX.

“Going to that first meeting at NAMM I didn’t know what to expect,” said Fishman founder and president Larry Fishman, “but as soon as we plugged in the guitar with our TriplePlay system in the Powered by ELK audio interface board, it was pretty clear that the Fishman and ELK systems would be compatible.”

What was clear after the first meeting was that the reliability of the Fishman TriplePlay MIDI Guitar Controller in combination with ELKs ability to run existing plugins inside the guitar could open up a new world for performers like Matt Bellamy. And with the tour just weeks away, a plan was hatched to get the system finalized and ready for use in the most demanding of conditions – a world tour of arenas and stadiums.

MIND Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso commented “Getting three different companies to join forces on a special project like this does not happen very often, so this was truly special. To go from a first meeting at NAMM to a functioning system in just weeks was a mind-blowing achievement. It required the special expertise and focused efforts of all three companies to pull it off – I can still hardly believe we did.”

Only days after the closing of the NAMM Show, MIND Music Labs CTO Stefano Zambon flew to Fishman’s Andover, MA headquarters to figure out how to get a powered by ELK audio board inside a guitar, that not only plays well enough to satisfy a world class performer, but could also control the Arturia Prophet V at extremely low latency. In short, redefine the state of the art for synth guitars.

“To see one of our V Collection classic products like the Prophet V on Stage with Muse is very exciting,” said Arturia CEO Frédéric Brun, “The fact that it is that same plugin running in the guitar as you use in the studio really makes all the difference. I mean, Matt Bellamy even uses the same preset in the studio!”

On February 22nd, just 4 weeks after the first initial meeting at NAMM, MUSE went on stage in Houston in front of a jam-packed Toyota Center. Seven songs into the show Chris Whitemyer handed Matt Bellamy the new guitar for the song “The Dark Side”.

Chris added, “When all the guys got together to build this, we didn't tell Matt that a new guitar was going to be built or maybe not built. I just gave it to him for the first show and told him he could walk as far as he wanted on stage. He just said ‘Oh, Cool!’”
“I had no doubt in my mind it would work and it performed flawlessly. When I first got the guitar one week before the first show I tested it very thoroughly, leaving it on for four hours, turning it off and on fifty or more times, and jumping up and down with it and bouncing it off a mattress. It passed all the tests. The guitar is rock solid! Matt and I couldn’t be happier. It does everything I hoped it would and it’s on stage every night”

If you want to see this unique guitar in action it will be on MUSE’s Simulation Theory World Tour in the U.S. through May, then in Europe all summer and in South and Central America this fall.

Fishman - Industry leader in amplification, effects, and MIDI pickups for acoustic and electric instruments. Makers of the TriplePlay MIDI Guitar Controller.

Arturia - Specialist in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. Makers of the Prophet V synthesizer part of the V Collection.

MIND Music Labs - Develops technologies enabling a new generation of connected musical instruments. Makers of the ELK MusicOS.

Virtual ANS Photoelectronic Synth Now Updated To AUv3 - Live Stream

Started streaming 2 minutes ago The Sound Test Room

See this post for details on the new release of Virtual ANS 3.

synergy II+ demo HD720

Published on Sep 24, 2012 J Graham

"Synergy II+ synthesizer demo showing the voice programming via Kaypro II computer running SYNHCS, loading voices, and MIDI in and out. All the music on this video was created by a single multitracked Synergy II+ synthesizer."

Low Frequency Expander using CCs and NRPNs

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Steve Hunt

"Low Frequency Expander using CCs and NRPNs
1st. LFO1 with falling saw wave synced to key press gives a burst of Chorus at the start of the note which decays away.
2nd LFO3 adds a chiff of noise at the start of the note and is velocity dependent
3rd the Mod Wheel brings in the OB6's LFO to mod the filter and I use LFO2's 'mod slot' to send Aftertouch to change the frequency of the OB6's LFO
4th the LFE's 16 step sequencer controls the VCO2 X-Mod."

Update: accidentally posted this one twice. Thanks goes to gridsleep for catching it!

YAMAHA CS1x Dance Synthesizer (1996) Blue is Beautiful demo cd

Published on Jun 4, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 by RetroSound

I had the #Yamaha #CS1x #synthesizer in the mid 90s and I have programmed a lot sounds for the Yamaha user library.
You can find the sounds in 3 complete banks for free on my page. Enjoy

The CS1x is a Sample ROM synthesizer with AWM2 sound engine especially for 90s dance music styles.
Basic playmode is the performance mode which a maximum of 4 layered PCM patch-samples.
4,5 MB sample ROM.
128 ROM presets
128 RAM patches users

The filter is a digital lowpass 24/Oct with resonance.
Arpeggiator with 30 presets.
FX with Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion and 43 variations

You hear some tracks from the CS1x demo cd Blue is beautiful.
All tracks performed and mastered by Yamaha."

Custom Padded Cover for EMS VCS 3 Mk I / Mk II Synth

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more covers.

- Heavy-duty nylon exterior protects your keyboard against spills and dampness;
- Padded 10mm layer for impact protection;
- Super-soft velvet interior;
- Heavy-duty seam binding with a 30mm seat-belting line that makes the cover very durable and attractive;
- 10mm nylon binding for the interior seam;
- 3mm silicone cord-piping to keep the shape of the cover;
- rear-cut for an easy cable access!!

MFB Tanzbar 2 Analog Drum Computer SN 19151

via this auction

Moog Voyager XL w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland SPV-355 P/V Synth Owned by Moby

via this auction

"Originally owned by Moby (with the certificate to prove it)!

Rare, awesome Pitch-to-Voltage Roland analog mono synth. Plug in a guitar, a mic, or even a horn and play the synth.

Some of the best pitch tracking I've ever tried, and I've tried just about everything.

As a bonus, use the CV outs to control all of your synth gear!"

Arturia RackBrute 6U Eurorack Modular Case

via this auction

"Arturia 6U Case in good condition. The case has a scratch on the front (see photos for up close shot). Comes with power supply."

Polyfusion Logan Soloman David Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Soli Lama

"This is the Logan Soloman David synthesizer (Named for David and Goliath).

Patrick Joericke has built up some of the first modules and took this video for us."

"Please vote here:

We've been busting our tails finishing our prototypes so we're a little late to the game, but we believe in ourselves and our business enough that we thought we would go for it!"

Logan Soloman FedEx Small Business Grant Video 2019
Logan Soloman David Modular Synthesizer
Logan Soloman Oscillators Saw Wave
Logan Soloman Oscillators Square Wave

See the Logan Soloman label below for more.

They made a synthesizer for BABIES!

Published on Jun 3, 2019 ANDREW HUANG

"Looking at the Dato Duo, a pretty awesome two-sided synth for all ages. :D"


Published on Jun 4, 2019 UncertainMusicCorps

"Bedding in with a new instrument.
The ContinuuMini is probably the most expressive, responsive electronic instrument I've encountered. It's also very precise in terms of pitching.

This is a little meditation on a wet afternoon for ContinuuMini with drones provided by the 4ms SWN and Instruo Ts_L

Now I need to lock myself in a dark room and get to grips fully with the Egan Matrix. I may be some time."

Focus (Korg Prologue)

Published on Jun 4, 2019 SineRider

"Improvised ambiance for Korg Prologue 8.

FXs: Vahalla Delay + Vintage Verb"

Deckard's Dream DIY Build

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Black Corporation sent me the Deckard's Dream kit and challenged me to make a video of the build experience. In this first episode I talk a bit about why this is the best thing ever and introduce you to the PCBs."


Deckard's Dream DIY Build 01 - Introduction and PCBs
Deckard's Dream DIY Build 02 - Sourcing the parts
Deckard's Dream DIY Build 03 - Unboxing components
Deckard's Dream DIY Build 04 - Mainboard SMT
Deckard's Dream DIY Build 05 - Mainboard Thru-Hole

IK Multimedia UNO Drum - Let's Have Some Fun - Quick & Dirty Style

Published on Jun 4, 2019 The Sound Test Room

Tapeloops, Synths and Electro-Acoustics Live with ODD NARRATIVE

Published on Jun 4, 2019 HAINBACH

"In which I discuss the preparation of an experimental electronic live act with my friend and collaborator Wouter Jaspers, and take you to the Lighthouse Festival in Croatia. Thanks to everyone involved in booking and taking care of us, we had a good time!"

Featuring the Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter, Bastl Thyme, and tape loops, including one of the upcoming Black Corporation KIMIJI.

CRAFTsynth 2 0 - How to use the Arp Seq

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Modal Electronics

"With CRAFTsynth 2.0's currently finding their way from the factory to backers doorsteps, here's a sub 1 minute demonstration of how to turn on /off and program CRAFTsynth 2.0's Arp-Seq.

Used in combination with the onboard scales this can be an extremely powerful tool when writing.

You can see just how quick it is to program and, if you get lost with your sequence and want to return back to normal arpegiation, simply program a single note in."

Toraiz Squid & Polyend Medusa - Sequencing 6 Voices independently

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"In this video I use the Squid to independently sequence each of the Medusas 6 Voices. Each voice has its own midi channel and separate sequence. :)"

AJH Synth -Gemini 2412-Dual vintage state variable filters in use with delay

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Dziam Bass

"I have a new movie today and a little filtering filter - Gemini 2412 from AJHSynth (Dual vintage state variable filters)
For this I used VCO also from AJH known oscillators from the Minimod series which are a great VCO clone from the early Minimoog model D but transferred to Eurorack modules.
VCO minimod (Vintage transistor core vco)plus Gemini 2412 filter based on SEM creates a really nice analog sound but if you want to check it yourself."

Wing Pinger Prototype 2

Published on Jun 4, 2019 Meng Qi

You can find additional posts featuring Meng Qi's Wing Pinger here.

SDS Digital Accord Melisma CV2MIDI Chord Module Tour

Published on Jun 3, 2019 freshnelly

"Here is the prototype tour/tutorial! This video explains most of the basic elements/inputs and what they do. It's rather long but there's quite a bit to this fun module.
The settings and other options will be in another video, enjoy!"

Previous video.

SY77 & ATARI / landloord's kitchen door - desperate monoculture

Published on Jun 3, 2019 bitleyTM

"Lovely old gear almost gets more lovely when geared up with lovely old gear. So we connected the 1990 SY77 with the 1987 Atari 1040 ST and this is what becomes the first track of Landloord's Kitchen Door Aka Konrad & Helvetika reprazentin' Mölnbo Of Sweden."

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