MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

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Published on Jun 28, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Test run of the new SRE-555. Probably could have cut a few minutes out in the middle of this, but I'm lazy haha"

Some classic vintage synth spotting...

Music Made With Synthesizers

Published on Jun 20, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Quick note on the top drum patch: Roland TR808 & TR727 running through the EMS Synthi's ring mod, filter, and reverb."

Seiko DS-250/DS-310 Vintage Digital Synthesizer SN 25000189 & 31004072

via this auction

"Rare Seiko DS-250 keyboard with the DS-310 digital synthesizer add-on. This addition makes the DS-250 a programmable additive synth. The keyboard and the DS-310 are in good condition. Everything functions as designed.
Here is a list of everything that comes with the Seiko:

-The DS-250 itself
-DS-310 Digital Synthesizer (programmer for DS-250)
-Power Supply
-Soft padded carrying case for the DS-250

This is the bigger, MIDI capable brother of the sekio DS-202. The DS-320 addon, a sequencer, does NOT work with the DS-250. It is not needed because the DS-250 has MIDI, and the DS-202 does not. There was desktop sequencer made to work with the DS-250 called the DS-1000, but it is useless in this day and age! Please see the photos also."

AE Modular Synth: Thoughts after 1 Year (VLOG) #TTNM

Published on Jun 28, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Here are my my thoughts after owning a tangible waves AE Modular Synthesizer for one year.


This is a talky VLOG and not a sound demo or synth demo! For those, please check out my other AE Modular Videos

The AE Modular Forums:"

The Devil Commands (Prophet X)

Published on Jun 28, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"And now for something completely different...

Inspired by the Jerry Goldsmith score for The Mephisto Waltz, I wanted to use the Prophet-X in a more classical oriented score using only the amazing piano and string samples from 8Dio. I synced all the sequences from my DAW and used the onboard effects, sequencer and features of the PX.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019"

Patch Base Editor and Librarian for the Novation Circuit

via Coffeeshopped

"Patch Base is a full-featured editor and librarian for the Novation Circuit. Edit any parameter, organize your patches, create random patches, and more.

Patch Editor
Edit all voice parameters using intuitive touch-based controls
Changes are sent in real-time to your synth
Create random patches as starting points for new sounds
Create from an init patch as a blank canvas

Patch Librarian
Save patches you create on your iPad
Organize them into folders
Turn on iCloud for automatic backup and desktop syncing with iCloud Drive
Import sysex patch files via iCloud or other apps on your iPad

Download Patch Base free in the App Store."

CRAFTSYNTH 2 REVIEW — 9 things you NEED to know

Published on Jun 28, 2019 BoBeats

"Bobeats review of Craftsynth 2.0 from Modal. Sponsored by Skillshare. First 500 who uses my link get a 2-month free trial."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Ritual Electronics Altar SVF & Miasma Distortion Eurorack Modules

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We just started carrying Ritual Electronics modules and we made this bass sound with their Altar state variable filter and Miasma distortion. The Altar is a unique state variable filter in that it is an 18db/octave filter where most SVF filters are only 12db/octave. The Altar has continuously variable filter types and an input gain circuit that can overdrive the filter core for tons of dirty filter sounds.

The Miasma is a distortion with built in feedback routing that can lead to screaming self oscillation. When the Crime expander module is added to the Miasma you can use the rotary switches to select different combinations of diodes for different distortion types.

The drums in this video came from the Befaco Kickall and the WMD Crucible.

Altar available here:

Miasma available here:

Crime available here:"

Features Overview: Boredbrain INTRFX Eurorack FX Interface

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"This video demonstrates how to use the Boredbrain INTRFX, which facilitates effects processing between eurorack, guitar pedals and electronic instruments.

3 channels of send & return level conversion
Per-channel selection of either eurorack thru pedals or line-instrument thru eurorack
FX blend control with CV input
Capable of FX feedback and linear VCA functionality
Small tabletop form-factor"

via Boredbrain

The INTRFX facilitates effects processing between eurorack, guitar pedals and electronic instruments.

3 channels of send & return level conversion
Per-channel selection of either eurorack thru pedals or line-instrument thru eurorack
FX blend control with CV input
Capable of FX feedback and linear VCA functionality
Small tabletop form-factor

Want to connect outboard gear to your eurorack synthesizer without taking up valuable HP in your case? The INTRFX allows eurorack-level signals to be processed with pedals and/or outboard effects, and also allows line-level instruments to be processed with eurorack modules. Each of its three channels has an Interchange Switch to swap this mode, as well as an FX Blend parameter which can be controlled via CV. Because of its compact physical design, the INTRFX can be placed almost anywhere and connected to eurorack systems with 3.5mm patch cables rather than bulkier 1/4-in cables.

Feedback effects can be achieved by switching into the "wrong" mode, sending the FX return back into the FX send, while still allowing for dry signal blend and modulation. Channels can also be patched into one another and toggled between modes for experimental routing. Conveniently, each channel can operate as a reversed linear VCA for both audio and DC signals when no effects are used.

Whether you'd like to patch eurorack through some classic pedals or run a drum machine through your gnarliest modules, INTRFX makes these connections easy and flexible.


via this auction

Kind of cool to see the Yamaha and Nippon shipping labels.

YAMAHA Los Angeles
CU7750 / 163
Made In Japan
SSD X08 870720 TX802
37803405 12

Other label is addressed to Jims House of Music in Placentia, CA.

Oberheim DPX-1

via this auction

"The DPX-1 has the rare ability to play back samples from a bunch of different models of classic 80s samplers. This is a dream for some who love and use the many great sounding stock sample libraries from these devices. The unit is very simple and has both 3.5" and 5" floppy and a couple buttons.

It can play back samples from the E-mu Emulator II, Sequential Prophet 2000, 2002, 2002+, Ensoniq Mirage DSK8/DMS8 and the Akai S900.

This unit is in good working condition with some overall wear from being moved in and out of rack cases over the years."

ARP Avatar 1977 Modularized + Extras

via this auction

"Modified with Modular Patch Panel by New England Analog."

Roland System 100 - Model 101 - Semi Modular

via this auction

"The Synthesizer 101 section is a fully self-contained analog mono-synth. It features a 37-note keyboard (with no performance controls, velocity or aftertouch), and lots of sliders to tweak. Its design is similar to the SH-series analog synths. Controls for the VCO, LFO, VCF lowpass/highpass filters, VCA with ADSR, Noise, and Portamento/Glide effects are all within hands reach. There's also a handy A-440Hz tuning oscillator. Oscillator Waveforms are Triangle, Square, Saw and Pulse Width. The Pulse Width can be modulated by the ADSR Envelope, LFO or a 'Manual' Pulse Width slider. Control by CV/Gate. This synth really does sound incredible - especially the Pulse Width waveforms.

The synth was bought about 18 months ago and was fully serviced by the Seller before the sale. All components are in working order. There is some oxidation to the face and the keys have some dis-colouration - having said that it is in very good cosmetic condition for it's age. See the detailed photos for more information.

The synth has original Japanese plug and therefore requires a step-down transformer to be used in the United Kingdom or Europe. This must be bought separately."

Moog Memorymoog Plus + Minimoog Custom Zebra Wood Pair - Fully Restored //RRS//

via this auction - video here

"Here is a special RRS listing- a pair of Moog synthesizers restored inside and outside in matching zebra wood cases made by a professional wood worker.

And to boot, they’re both ideal model’s as well. Talk about a triple threat package!

This pair is being sold on behalf of our client John R, who lovingly and professionally built the zebra wood cabinets for these fantastic synthesizers. He also added red piano felt above the keys.

John then commissioned us to restore and sell the pair for him. Since this is a matching set, we will not separate the two machines.

About the synths:

The Moog is a 1974 unit, featuring a vinyl panel & cream pitch and mod wheels. Externally, it is near flawless and in incredibly good condition. Inside, it’s been fully restored by us with the full compliment of upgrades we do for minimoog’s, including a full clean out, changing of all matches resistors, new trimmers, a full thermal compensation update, pitch wheel deadband conversion, and a full recap and rebuilding of the keyboard. This minimoog is perfect, no doubt about it.

The memorymoog is a plus model upgraded with DBM midi. It has a quieter fan, and has been fully rebuilt with a comprehensive suite of new capacitors and resistor changes where needed. The supply is stabilized and the keyboard has also been revitalized for years and years of flawless performance. All common failing components have been replaced preemptively. This is a fine memorymoog no doubt about it, and flawless operates with all 6 voices tuning and stays in tune quite well between tuning cycles.

Shipping these will be expensive, as two labels will be needed. Please note you will likely need to spend more on shipping after purchase.

Because these instruments are both fine inside and out, we are aiming for a high selling price. We will not entertain lowball offers.

Both instruments, as with all of our instruments, are provided with a lifetime warranty against defects in our work quality. Should any issues arise in the future, we will be first to ensure you’re helped professionally and fruitfully. We will not accept returns of any sort on these units."

MiniKorg 700S K2

via this auction

See this earlier post or the listing for a demo and additional pics.

Cool Rad Cat Records sticker!

Vintage Analog Yamaha CS-50 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Synth in excellent condition esthetic and functional 100%. The front synth is 'Museum Grade'."

Hypersynth Xenophone Advanced Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Friday Jam #13 - Modal CRAFTsynth 2 0, SKULPT synthesiser & 008R

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Friday Jam #13 - Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0, SKULPT synthesiser & 008R singing a melancholic, jazzy tune on a summer afternoon."

Roland vcf 505

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Arnaud Music.

Roland Malekko 505 eurorack module.

OP-Z Bluetooth MIDI with iOS

Published on Jun 6, 2019 iOS cillate

"Here's a quick run down of how to use your Teenage Engineering OP-Z to send Bluetooth MIDI to your iOS device. In this example we use AUM on the iPad with Vatanator and Phospor 2."

Spotted on

Good Place For Printing Gear Manuals In The US

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Tip for those that prefer paper manuals.

"Good Place For Printing Gear Manuals In The US"

I check out a manual that came from a PDF printing website:
100 page manual for $11.99 - free shipping

MiniKorg 700S K2 demonstration (1974)

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Paul Curreri

"Functional demo of this fantastic synth. One minute surrounded by air, the next throttling wooly and present. Tangible, immediate, and expressive, the 700 series is hands down one of my favorite synthesizers -- I've owned four. This particular machine came with quite a few chips toward the backside of its wooden ends (plus a sticker), but the faceplate actually looks nice. And as you can hear, it sounds awesome."

Update: this is currently listed on Reverb here.

via this auction

"A fantastic synth, circa 1974. One minute surrounded by air, the next throttling wooly and present. Tangible, immediate, and expressive, the 700 series is hands down one my favorite synthesizers -- I've owned four.

You may notice that this is one of the rather rare models that has the additional fine-tune pitch control on the second oscillator. Super-useful.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: This particular machine came with quite a few chips toward the backside of its wooden ends (plus a sticker), but the faceplate actually looks nice.

FUNCTIONAL CONDITION Everything works well and, as you can hear in the video, it sounds awesome.

The one exception: the EFFECT switch, which turns on and off the second oscillator. This switch is finicky. This switch was finicky on the LAST one of these i had, too. I had it fixed three times on that machine before I just swore to never touch it again. After all, it’s an entirely unnecessary switch, as the fader directly above it is the volume for the second oscillator, which is just as easy to use.

When I got THIS machine, I tried it once, it seemed to work ooooookay, but not excellent, so again, I just never used it. Which is what I’d recommend to the next owner as well. It’s just not necessary, and is one of the very few parts of these machines that isn't built like a tank.

Other than that, the only thing I’d mention... a lot of folks aren't familiar with how tweakable the 700 series is via their internal pots. If desired, there is even more sonic flexibility and customization under the hood."

Cool Rad Cat Records sticker!

WMD Arpitecht and METRON - Work flow examples, tips and tricks!

Published on Jun 28, 2019 WMDevices

"The WMD Arpitecht was designed a few years ago and was originally conceived as a quantizer. We realized quickly that there was much more to be done with this concept and that it could be a powerful bass line and melody generator when used with the right equipment.

In this video, Alex goes into use case for Arpitecht and how it partners well with the METRON eurorack trigger and gate sequencer. Starting with simple quantizing of an external sequence and then diving deep into arpeggio generation, how to use it to it's full potential to create cool, moving bass lines and melodies."

Friday Fun Jupiter 6 and Clouds Synth Jam

Published on Jun 28, 2019 sonicstate

"With special guest Jim from Earmonkey Music
We just set up the JP6 for him to play and hit record..."

Bitwig Studio 3 PolyGrid into Eurorack via Komplete Audio 6

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Here's a quick demonstration of using the Poly Grid in Bitwig Studio 3 to drive some Eurorack via the Komplete Audio 6."

Note that's a Surface tablet not an iPad. Bitwig is not available on iOS at this point in time.

Crb Voco-Strings Analog Vintage Vocoder + Crb Computer Drum

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

Left channel audio only on this one.

"I put the out signal of a Crb Computer Drum in the mic input of the Crb Voco-String using the vocoder section. The effects comes from the Mod Duo."

Moog One - Modular Style Sound Design

Published on Jun 28, 2019 PaulLawlerMusic

"Another Moog One Modular Style Preset"

PaulLawlerMusic Moog One videos

Moog One ambient patch

Published on Jun 20, 2019 PaulLawlerMusic

"First few minutes with the Moog One."

PaulLawlerMusic Moog One videos

MASSIVE X, An Unfinished Synthesizer Plugin?

MASSIVE X, An Unfinished Synthesizer Plugin - My Honest Opinion | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jun 28, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Native Instruments Komplete 12 upgrades/updates which include Massive X for free are now on SALE!

Massive X is a great further development of the initial Massive Synthesizer BUT its incomplete in the feature set and several features must be improved.

#nativeinstruments #massivex #synthesizer

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Massive X Sound Demo

Published on Jun 28, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of Native Instruments new Massive X synth plugin. I just browse through some presets and play some melodies. No external effects were used, just a single dry instance of massive X.

Note: The reason I don't often have the GUI shown in the video is that it's VERY cpu hungry on my laptop to the point where the CPU maxes out and the fans go crazy and the sound starts dropping out. So in order to make this video I unfortunately couldn't show you guys the plugin in real-time. I'm hoping that this can be optimized in a future update."

AJH Synth-Transistor Ladder Filter on the bass

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have another portion of modules from AJH Synth.
Minimod is a reflection of the early Minimoog in eurorack modules. If the mono synthesizer is a Minimoog model D is the strongest and the best-sounding synth for synthetic bass.
That's why I used here some of the well-known Transistor Ladder Filter plus two Minimod-Vintage Transistor Core VCOs for getting Bass
Small fun in opening the filter plus using the Contour Generator - an accurate copy of ADSR with Minimoog Model D."

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