MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Wandering Melodies 04 - Dumpster Hill

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Theochromatic

"Follow us as we explore, letting nature inspire our sonic landscape."

Theochromatic Wandering Melodies

Prophet X with PPG Wave 2.2 samples

Published on Jun 23, 2019 GoldbabySamples

"The Prophet X with PPG Wave 2.2 samples. Get them here:
Play in HD for best sound quality."

Roland SP-404SX SN C6G3005

via this auction

Akai MPC X Standalone Sampler/Sequencer & 120GB SSD w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Screen protector still in place - never removed. Display is nice and crisp in person. Some of the photos look washed out but that’s just the camera and angle with the protector still in place.

-Bonus 120GB SSD installed and formatted for loading optional Akai banks.
-Factory slip-on screen cover
-Factory power adapter & USB 3 cable.
-OS 2.4 installed

Use as standalone MPC workstation or enable controller mode to control optional MPC 2 DAW software - MPC DAW license is available for purchase from Akai but is not required for standalone MPC mode"

Bleep labs Pico Paso Noise Synth

via this auction

"The Pico Paso is an analog, light controlled, stepped tone noise synthesizer designed by Dr. Bleep.

It’s based on the concept of the Atari Punk synth, aka Forrest Mims’ stepped tone generator, but uses two triangle wave oscillators that can be combined or used separately. A wave shaper and square wave LFO are used to increase the aural ridiculousness.

How do you listen to it?
The Pico Paso has a 1/4″ mono output designed to be plugged it into any mixer, amp, USB interface, etc. Headphones will not work.

What are the SQU1 and 2 pads between the buttons for?
These are the square wave outputs of the main oscillators, allowing makers to use these signals along with the triangle waves."

Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer in Custom Clear Plexiglass Cabinet

via this auction

"Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer in a custom transparent cabinet.

Modules installed:
- x2 RFM
- x1 Noise
- x1 COM
- x2 ADSR
- x1 Interface
- x2 Dual VCA
- x2 LFOs
- x3 VCO
- x1 VCF
- x1 VCF 24dB
- Power supply"

Best Free Microkorg Sounds, Bank A (16 Sounds)

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"Download Link :

My first bank of custom Microkorg sounds 100% free to download in one sysex file. These patches will replace your entire "trance" section of the Microkorg. I plan to release enough banks to fill a entire Microkorg. All sounds will be 100% FREE but I take donation via PayPal, Crypto and have a Patreon/Bandcamp if you want to support my work via those methods.

I hope you enjoy the sounds.

Bandcamp :
Patreon :"

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 2 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 12)

Published on Jun 23, 2019 MATTHS

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part Livestream videos

"All of this is played and performed in realtime with no edits at all.

I am back again for Part 2 - looking at the #Percussa #SSP #eurorack module. This time - Oscillator voices and MIDI Clocking.

The SSP is Possibly the most comprehensive workhorse in the eurorack modular world. The module provides many possibilities from sampling, granular processing, polyphonic and monophonic playback, effects and much much more. This is part one of a series of videos in which I break down the module and what it can do.

Included DSP Modules
Build your own patches on the SSP using the following DSP modules that come with the SSP:

Amstrad Fidelity CKX100 vintage keyboard demo - "Tin Vibe”

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Alfonse

"Amstrad Fidelity CKX100 Computerphonic keyboard (1988)

Well, who knew Lord Sugar made a keyboard...? All the sounds you hear in the track were made using the CKX100 and recorded to a DAW, where I added compression, EQ, reverb, delay and some light chorus as required. I sampled individual drum hits from slowed-down CKX100 rhythms, to allow me to build fresh beats, rather than using the rhythms found on the CKX100 itself.

The aim of this video series is to try to get big sounds from small retro keyboards with a little help from current production tools. The Amstrad is a quirky little 8-bit machine, with sounds coming from a ROM; my personal favourite patches are Guitar (nothing like one, but that's hardly unusual) and Synth 2, which plays the bassline in this track.

Music: "Tin Vibe" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse


Playright Mode with Computer Aided Harmony printed on the top right.

Check out previous posts by Alfonse here, and be sure to check out his links above.

(OB-6/DFAM x4/MB/Ricky): Quad-Polymetricism: "Four Islands"

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Kris Lennox

"I'm recording guitar for someone this weekend, and decided to also work on a track of my own, given the amp was up & running (synth parts were recorded midweek). Instrumentation for this work is as follows:

Matrixbrute (initial chime-like sound, and chime sounds throughout)
OB-6 (pads)
Moog DFAM (x4)
Rickenbacker 620, ran through Mesa TC-50 head
Reverb = Lexicon PCM 96, and delays are TC-2290, and Boss DD-500.

To the music...
The time signature for this piece can be thought of in 5 possible ways. Each DFAM is playing a different time signature. All are in the same tempo - but the groupings are different.

DFAM 1 (top L) = 18/16
DFAM 2 (bottom R) = 12/16 (i.e 3/4)
DFAM 3 (top R) = 15/16
DFAM 4 (bottom L) = 16/16 (i.e 4/4).

So, any of the above time signatures are valid. What I was thinking when writing the piece was the polymetric latch point, as this is where I'm changing harmony. The entire pattern when all four DFAMs are playing latches after 720 beats, so we could think of the time signature as 720/16 (!!).

The DFAM in 15/16 is pitched, but what will likely stand out is the percussive element. Very interesting rhythm.

Interesting to hear a Rickenbacker doing duties other than the Beatles! Good sound from the guitar/pickups. It doesn't have the sustain of, say, a Vigier, but given I'm intentionally using it 'out of the norm', it can certainly hold its own within this stylistic domain. By shred standards the strings possibly sit a little high at the nut end, but the nut could be taken off and filed down a little if looking for a super-low profile action. The main downside of the guitar for lead is the 1st string sits very close to the neck edge; any vibrato beyond minimal on the 1st string and it frets out. But don't be put off if you're a rhythm player - they are great rhythm guitars.

Doesn't the OB-6 SEM filter sound great. You'll likely notice it at c. 1:22, and also @ c. 5:35. Obi pads obvious from 7:05 - end (the Obi is running throughout, but is quite deep in the mix, and possibly won't be noticed at certain points). How could the sound of opening up the SEM be described? Sunshine breaking through from behind clouds?

'How does the OB-6 sit in a mix?' is quite a common question. With people in the industry I've spoken to RE the OB-6, their main concern has been 'it'll cut through everything...' It has a reputation for cutting through: it 'can' do this - but doesn't have to. I'd say it can sit in a mix beautifully, and I think a track like this shows a different context for the OB-6.

Personally, I can't think of a modern analog poly that matches the OB-6 in terms of sheer beauty of tone. Of course, every poly has its own strengths/best situations, and the case could be made for any poly.

We're really spoiled for choice these days with polysynths. And monos!

Enjoy/all best

Let’s Play With AUDULAS 3 (Not a Tutorial) - Live Stream

Published on Jun 22, 2019 The Sound Test Room

Novation Circuit Synthwave

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Flak Cannon

"A currently untitled track, synthwave song 100% made with Novation Circuit groovebox using the Digiphex Electronics patch pack number 4."


Published on Jun 22, 2019 miya miya

"Realtime [FM synthesizer sound] music generator on Sony Spresense single board computer.
Source code:"

Technics WSA Ad Featured on MTV

Cool/Funny ad - Technics WSA - Published on Jul 3, 2012 lbulbu

Thought this was pretty interesting. How many synths had their own commercial featured on MTV?

Playlist of Technics WSA1 Videos

This one is in via Jusuf in the comments of this post. Many have been featured on the site before, some haven't. Enjoy! :)

Playlist at the time of this post:
Technics sx-WSA1R demo - that other acoustic modeling synth from the 90s - Floyd Steinberg
Best Ambient Synth Shootout #26: Technics WSA1- Song 1 - Christian's Sonic Spaces
Best Ambient Synth Shootout #27: Technics WSA1- Song 2 - Christian's Sonic Spaces
MOV 0217 - hien trinh
Technics SX-WSA1 MarkovModels - Tom Noopher
technics wsa synthesizer - some physical modelled sounds - borgmechaniker
puredata-algorithmicsequencer-02.mp4 with Technics WSA - borgmechaniker
Demo technics sx-WSA1 part1 - gravili
Technics WSA 1 Sound Demos mit 4 von mir improvisierten Songs - Musiker Lanze
both units are now sold. bye bye my synths. - myRegression
Korg JP8000 JP-8000 Review (Technics WSA1 WSA-1) - TR0LLreviews
LooPing petit bout de piano - LooPingVideoHome
Stay with me - Andreas Fechner
Improvisation 2 - Andreas Fechner
Koródi Csaba - Improvizáció - Szintimánia
Technics WSA 1 Film Demo - Dave Blackburn
BuddyN-Trance masterclip - BuddyMYT
Technics SX-WSA1 Ambient Demo - Blake Foster
TECHNICS WSA1 - Demo Song - Szintimánia
Tax-5 - The Labyrinth (Dark Ambient) - Technics WSA1 - Stephan S
Technics SX WSA 1R Synthesizer - Chillout Demo, by Clouds Testers - Alexander Bobrov
Demo Technics sx-WSA1 part2 - gravili
WSA1- Technics - Piano Steinway & Sons - Por Rogelson.mpg - Roger Syst Gama
technics wsa1 view sơ qua phần FX chỉnh tiếng. - hien trinh
Short Technics WSA1 Jam with Ryan - "Garbage Truck" :) - CoolColJ
Technics WSA1R Sounds - borututu forte
Technics WSA1 - Changing the display - 01 - roghelson
Cool/Funny ad - Technics WSA - lbulbu
groove - mruebsam
T.W.G music: lost - T . W . G
Magic World - Andreas Fechner
Live Jam #18 (LXR, acid8, DCM8, JP-08, Shruthi-1, V-Machine, System-1m, Atmegatron, SX-WSA1, etc.) - Christian's Sonic Spaces
Best Ambient Synth Shootout #28: Technics WSA1- Song 3 - Christian's Sonic Spaces
RS - Song for C (featuring Technics WSA1) - stratomoto
Technics WSA1 / WSAr - Synt Hudba

Korg Polysix Kiwisix DeLuxe custom 'Black Widow' SN 10103

via this auction

"Korg Polysix Kiwisix DeLuxe 'Black Widow' heavily customized:

- MIDI kit Kiwitechnics Kiwisix installed
- Synthgraphics overlay very limited 'electric blue' edition for Kiwisix
- Reverse keys
- Custom solid oak woodcase lacquered in black
- New ultrasilent toroidal transformer (primary)
- New Kiwitechnis power supply (secondary)
- 19 new push switches
- Electronics and key contacs completely overhauled
- Simultaneous waveforms mod (can be reversed under request)"

Access Virus Indigo Virtual Analog Synthesizer SN G10001622

via this auction

"Access Virus Indigo Virtual Analog Synthesizer. This piece is in very good condition. New battery in May of 2019 and new display in 2015 by Electronic Innovations of St. Clair Shores, MI, USA."


Published on Jun 22, 2019 ResonanceCircuits

via this auction


A bespoke, touch based random sound generator capable of evolving glitch sequencers, sonorous drones, static noise cascades, 8bit bleeps and harsh industrial tones.


on/off power switch

indicator led

2 x 'wave' body contact touch plates - manipulate the sound generated through touch, the sound generated depends on:

- if both plates are touched
- the amount of skin in contact with the plate/s
- different positions touched on the waves

1/4" jack output

powered by 9v DC input (negative centre polarity)

power supply not included

Custom circuit and design by ResonanceCircuits"


via this auction

"TTSH SYNTH KIT V1, the original Arp 2600 clone... Contains main pcb, front panel, daughter boards but also the Thonk rare parts kit and the much reccomended Gatebooster Mod PCB as a bonus :)"

GOLT! RLD Sequencer Built

via this auction

"The GOLT! RED LIGHT DISTRICT (RLD) is an 84HP traditional CV/Gate Sequencer, and easily one of the most impressive DIY sequencers on the market. It xan be synchronised at different ratios to MIDI clock. Its main purpose is to create patterns that are in-time and length-related to MIDI clock. It can act as a MIDI Master using its own internal clock as a reference, or an external clock input. When slaved to MIDI, the MIDI OUT's automatically switch to THRU’s and the second MIDI OUT/THRU can also to emit DinSync. The sync ratio can be changed so that each pattern of 16 or 32 steps can take either 1, 2 or 4 MIDI bars to complete. Mode changes are quantised to the start of each pattern so synchronisation is maintained with other sequencers."

Orange Model Elta Music Polivoks-M

via this auction

Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D SN T2687F w/ Old Oscillator Boards

via this auction

"Moog Minimoog Model D, probably from 1972-73, serial number T2687F. It has the so called OLD OSC board, and despite it is a Moog Music Inc. version from the Norlin/CBS era, the boards still have the R.A. Moog company name written on them. New custom wood case. Just serviced and 100% working."

The seller also has a newer oscillator board Minimoog from the late 70s listed here. Pics captured further below.

Sequential Circuits Split-Eight

via this auction

"Vintage '80s 8 voice programmable polyphonic analogue synthesiser with sawtooth, triangle and wave shape oscillators. The Sequential Split 8 features LFO, PWM, 2 ADSR envelope generators and memory for 64 patches. Made in Japan. This item requires some rework around the CPU and repair of the momentary buttons..."

Starkey HSL II (Hearing Science Laboratory)

via this auction

"Starkey Labs HSL II, originally intended to be a laboratory for hearing sciences, but actually a patcheable synth with 4 oscillators + noise, 3 multimode filters, sequencer, etc. Great for drones and effects like the VCS3. Experiments book included!."

Kawai S-100P

via this auction

"Wonderful sounding and playing synthesizer manifactured under licence from ARP.

Stable and deep sound, one of few to respond to aftertouch assignable to many effect parameters as growl, vibrato, brillance, wow and pitch bend (up or down.

It has also other effects as flanger, repeat, portamento and glissando freely assignable to the sounds.

You have also a real spring reverb onboard: try knocking on the synthesizer while playing, you will hear the springs...springing!;)

Other than that you get 32 preset sounds and you can also tweak and create your personal sound with the left panel controls."

Polyend Medusa in Polymode / Paraphonic

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Noizefield

"This is Medusa by Dreadbox and Polyend. The new Firmware allows to play 6 independent paraphonic voices on separate midi channels.
This opens a new world to create complex sounds."

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: the Microvolt 3900 - Season 3

Published on Jun 22, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

Teaser tracks showcasing the Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory eurorack format synthesizer.

Simmons SDS 8 / Moog Grandmother

Published on Jun 23, 2019 ljs8888

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata on Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Donghyuk Heo

The 1st movement of The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor

"Quasi una fantasia", op. 27, No. 2,

by Ludwig van Beethoven

Some Horses and a Portal Kick in a Drawer

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Rabid Elephant

"Looking at some nice horsies and giving some final pass over the breadboarded prototype of Portal Kick."


Cool to get peeks at manufacturer's workspaces.

David & Goliath (1010music Blackbox with Yamaha RS7000)

Published on Jun 23, 2019 umusic6

"A deadly combo ... Guess the sample"

Pedals4Synths - Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal W/ Arturia Microfreak : Acid basslines

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Pedals4Synths

"Hey pedalheads!

Today i'm testing the super nice looking PLASMA PEDAL Distortion/Overdrive/Saturation/Crush (or in between) from Gamechanger Audio. To do so i've programmed 2 acid-type basslines on the Arturia Microfreak. Let's voltage rock'n roll'em now :)"

Droning With Tom & Motor Synth | Red House Sessions

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Gamechanger Audio

"This is Tom - GCA's #1 sales rep.
That's cause we only have one sales rep - we only need the one.

Tom is a dirty punk guitarist at heart, who grew up in a world of rock'n'roll. This is him getting it on with the Motor Synth in GCA's studio - the Red House. Love it or hate it, we think it's damn tasty.

There are only a few days left to get your Motor Synth - exclusively available until June 28 on Indiegogo:

- Keep on Rockin' in the Gluten Free World -

Inside a 1974 Minimoog SN 5053 & How to emulate Robin S "Show Me Love" drum pattern

Published on Jun 22, 2019 SynthMania

Video starts with SynthMania showing us one of the boards of a vintage 1974 Minimoog, some notes written on the inside, likely from the QC and/or builders at Moog at the time. The video then transitions to how to make drum patterns on a Korg M1. :)

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