MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

E-MU EMAX SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) *Hearts Of Iron* SynthWave

Published on Jul 2, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: E-MU #Emax SE #Sampling #Synthesizer (1986)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

I used some factory samples and I sampled my own synths for this track."

Circuit Bent Fire Truck

Published on Jun 20, 2019 Psychiceyeclix

"Circuit bent Toy Truck, start up your engine & blast out some trucking beats!!
Voltage starve bend will cut the sounds down to blips & chirps."

via this auction

"Circuit bent by Psychiceyeclix - Circuit bent Toy Truck, start up your engine & blast out some trucking beats!!
Voltage starve bend will cut the sounds down to blips & chirps.

Controls -
Voltage starve control,
jack socket
speaker still connected"

Roland PR-800 Digital Piano Recorder SN 362979 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Yamaha DX7 with Two TX7 Modules

via this auction

"Other accessories included:
- Roland Damper Pedal
- Yamaha Expression Pedal
- 5 Midi Cables
- Original Sound-bank Cassettes for the TX7"

SNs 51442, 4207, 17152

Attacus Atlas | Monomachine, Machinedrum, Analog4, Bigsky

Published on Jul 2, 2019 buromaschinen

Some synths and drum machines

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Haven't used the Drumtraks in a while....."


Alesis A6 Andromeda SN 9431800457 / 94318 00457

via this auction

Oberheim Cyclone MIDI Arpeggiator

via this auction

"The Oberheim Cyclone is a MIDI arpeggiator
- MIDI clock and "Tapped Tempo"
- 16 ROM and 16 RAM programs
- up to three arpeggios simultaneously
- Arpeggiated patterns can cloned, transposed, repeated and inverted
This rare Oberheim Cyclone MIDI arpeggiator, this is one of, if not the most advanced hardware arpeggiator ever produced. It interfaces with midi gear to create complex interactive musical patterns, it can be used as a master clock device, or slave to drum machines or a DAW
Very VERY hard to find. This was just serviced (July 2, 2019). It has a brand new battery/clip and a new logic supply regulator."

Midi Mapping in VCV Rack 1.0

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Omri Cohen

"One would think that the new Midi mapping feature in VCV Rack 1.0 will start and end with using an external controller and mapping it to different parameters in VCV Rack, but oh boy, this is just the beginning. Midi mapping opens a whole new world of modulation and patching that was not available before. Yes, sure, you can now map your controller to almost anything in VCV, even if it has no CV input, but you can also modulate almost anything with other modules as well, even if what you want to modulate has no CV input, and you can also record and create automation and unique modulations, and again, assign them to almost anything in VCV. So in this video, I start with mapping an external controller, and then I use the Stoermelder modules that allow us to use Midi mapping to map other modules as well.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Mapping an external controller - 00:57
Mapping modules and creating automation - 10:13

Here is the final patch -
You can find the patch from the opening sequence and a couple of extra patches on my Patron page -
Here you can find the Stoermelder modules -"

VCV Rack Videos by Omri Cohen

The following are four of Omri Cohen's playlists covering VCV Rack. There is quite a bit here, so you might want to bookmark this post. Some of the videos have been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH in the past, but there are quite a few new ones. I thought it would be useful to have one post with all of them. Note I will be putting up new posts for future videos as well, so you don't miss them, but this will serve as a master post. P.S. You can find Omri Cohen on Patreon here:

VCV Rack

"In this playlist, you can find various videos about different modules in VCV Rack."

VCV Rack Techniques

"This playlist is dedicated to the videos I made about different techniques in VCV Rack like, creating certain sounds, adding movement, composition tips and tricks, and more."

VCV Rack Live Streams

VCV Rack - Braids Synthesis Models Series

"This Playlist is dedicated to the videos of the Braids Series. Every now and then I build patches using only Braids (Macro Oscillator) by Mutable Instruments, in a specific mode, as a sound source."

WaveReX Introduces New Memory Carts for the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via WaveReX

Don't miss the pics of the cart signed by Dave Smith below!

"The cartridge is available with 16 or 32 banks and do not need a backup battery thanks to MRAM. In addition, we have received a soundset from Don Solaris exclusively for the cartridge."

Note the cart is currently sold out but more are on the way. Also WaveReX will offer a discount for supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH! I'll be sure to put a new post up when they are ready.

WaveReX Expansion Card for the Korg M1 Now Supports the Wavestation

You might remember the WaveReX RAM card for the Korg M1. WaveReX wrote in to let us know the card now supports the KORG Wavestation line of synths and is now currently for sale. The are offering 11% off the until 2019-07-07 [use code SMR7SALE ].

Commodore 64 and Pro Tools sync'ed (DM Enjoy the Silence)

Published on Jul 2, 2019 DX5

"Just testing how a Commodore 64 and Pro Tools suit sync'ed together.
C64 DCO's are three, sharing one filter. I made a backtrack with three tracks: 1: bassline, 2:extra "drums" and 3: initial sequence and "guitar". C64 runs as slave, with Pro Tools as master. They sync for start/stop, as well as for MIDI CLOCK.

Gear used:
Commodore 64 Aldi version (a bit yellowish!). SID 8580
Emu Emax II
Roland Promars MRS-2
Roland JP8000.

Backtrack originally recorded in Pro Tools (with many more instruments)"

ElectroComp 200 & 101 Brochures

EML 200 via this auction

"This Synthesizer Started a Revolution"

"4 pages including front and back."

You can find some in the archives here.

EML 101 via this auction

"The Best Portable Synthesizer in the World"

"No holes punched, NM condition, 4 pages including front and back."

See the seller's other items for more.

Walking through the 9th Street station (PATH)

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Anthony Distefano

"Video I shot Walking through the 9th Street station (PATH) in NYC.

I added my cover of the Mulholland Drive theme by Angelo Badalamenti for the soundtrack. All music was done using NI Absynth."

G-STORM ELECTRO Infusor-X Eurorack First Look / VC FX Bus / 10-CH Mixer [No Talking]

Published on Jul 2, 2019 gstormelectro

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

Taking the new Infusor-X for a spin.
Switcher mode jumps between your effects modules on the fly – in timing w/ your groove.
MIXER mode is a straightforward 10-Channel Audio Sub-Mixer.

0:00 Switcher Mode: Manual
0:35 Switcher Mode: CV using Beatstep Pro
1:27 Mixer Mode Jam

Switcher Mode Effects:
ch1 / Dry
ch2 / JP6-VCF
ch3 / 2HP Freez
ch4 / Mutable Instruments Warps
ch5 / Mutable Instruments Clouds (uBurst)
ch6 / Synthrotek 308 Distortion
ch7 / Pittsburgh Analog Replicator
ch8 / GSE Spring Tank Reverb

Mixer Mode
ch1 / Arturia Drumbrute Impact
ch2 / Behringer Model D
ch3-4 / Roland Juno-1 Stereo / uBurst
ch5 / 3340 VCO / GSE 101-VCF / Analog Replicator
ch6 / Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box / GSE SH2-VCF / GSE 2xVCA
ch7 / Synthesis Technology E352 Out 1 / GSE 2xVCA
ch8 / E352 Out 2 / Bastl Skis"

"VC FX Bus Switch / 10-Ch Active Audio Sub-Mixer

Infusor-X lets you switch between your effects modules on the fly – in timing w/ your groove.
Plug in a signal on channel 1.
And get back 7 (active) buffered multiples of that signal.
Now send those signals to 7 of your favorite effects.
And patch your 7 effects returns into channels 2-8.
Use the Channel Select buttons to switch between the dry channel 1, and the 7 effects return channels.
Whatever channel you select, it will go to the output one-at-a-time.
Also, plug in a 0-5v control voltage to automate switching between the channels.
The CV switching breakpoints are user-programmable.
That is the SWITCHER mode.

Oh. And in MIXER mode, the Infusor-X becomes a straightforward 10-Channel Audio Sub-Mixer.

Both modes feature:
8 level sliders (-inf to +3dB gain),
8 mute / channel select buttons
8 pan pots.
A pair of auxiliary L/R inputs on channels 9/10.
Just for your favorite synth or drum machine.
And stereo output.

Infusor-X is destined to groove you.

Available July 2019"

Hidden Finds: Touché by Expressive E

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Junkie XL

"We posted a few photos of random stuff laying around the studio and asked which ones you wanted to know more about! We're starting our new #HiddenFinds series with the Touché by French company Expressive E."

Novation Mono Station - Small in Stature, Big in sound!

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"A play about with the Mono Station building up a loop..."

Erica Synths Graphic VCO - DRUM mode sound demo

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Erica Synths

"Graphic VCO firmware update 1.1 adds drum synthesis mode.
Here is few patches and a jam!


04:49 - HI-HATTER
05:38 - ACID DRUM
07:46 - FM DRUMMER
09:44 - JAM with 3x GVCO's"

Arduino Based DIY Synthesizers by Y.T. / Yu Tian in China

arduino synthesizer colorpad Published on Jul 1, 2019 gtv media lab

"diy arduino midi based pad.each color means each note,5 fingers control five keys in one hand.program and design by Y.T"

DIY arduino synthesizer and arpeggiator

Published on Jun 22, 2019 gtv media lab

"diy arduino midi based synth with plugiator asx sound engine inside,designed pcb cover,3d printing body, can be connected with other equipment by midi cable or sync with pulse signal(korg)."

ambient music live recording from China (collection)

Published on Jun 21, 2019 gtv media lab

"sound of mountains by Artist Yu Tian with DIY Instruments.於阗氛围现场录音作品《声山》集锦,于福建九龙村。"

PEEPS / Handmade synthesizer

Published on Jul 2, 2019 suis-je fou - s8jfou

"PEEPS is an Axoloti core based synthesizer.
4 voices polyphony
3 oscillators on each voices
2 of them are detunable
He also have a 2 pole lowpass filter
Built-in tape delay with time, feedback and mix
A built-in reverb with time and mix
An LFO apply to the pitch of the 3 oscillators with frequency and mix

He also have a Mutable instrument Braids FM based oscillator doing drone with his own 2 pole lowpass filter, pitch and volume.

Keyboard 13 keys with arpeggiator, octave switch and sustain.

PEEPS can speak with other gear, he have a USB host and you can plug an external controller on him to get access on more features or playing with an extra keyboard.
The arpeggiator can be sync via midi in / gate in (he accept eurorack clock in).
The clock input can also be used as an external input to plug other gear and get access to the tape-delay & reverb.
He can be a controller for another gear by midi or micro USB.

PEEPS is battery powered, works with every external USB battery, but you can use power supply 2.1mm DC socket, accepts 7V to 15V DC input.

Audio output stereo 6,35 mm and headphones stereo 3,5 mm.

This is a fully Handmade synthesizer that I've build in my studio.
I'm able to make another one for you.
For any request, please contact me on my website :"

Suzanne Ciani - Waveshaper TV Ep.17

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Waveshaper Media

"Waveshaper TV interviewed Suzanne Ciani outside of San Francisco, just days ahead of her performance at the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts in April 2017. The interview. is supplemented with live footage filmed in Toronto at the Revue Cinema, following a screening of the Suzanne Ciani documentary, A Life In Waves."

Also see: SUBOTNICK: Suzanne Ciani on Morton Subotnick

New CV sequencers + 2-osc FM synth + Rare Waves Hydronium

Published on Jul 1, 2019 EA78751

"Electronic music from the Rare Waves lab bench. Synth voice 1: Rare Waves Hydronium + Iron Horse distortion pedal. Synth voice 2 is a unique prototype with 2 analog oscillators, FM + noise, and a sweet diode bridge VCF. I’m playing the synths from a pair of CV-Gate sequencers I’m currently developing. Thanks for listening! Comments welcome. -Eric Archer (July 2019)"

Rare Waves Hydronium analog synth acid noodle

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Run a handful of notes through the Rare Waves Hydronium acid synth and play with the knobs. Also features the Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay, a bit of 2HP Hats and Pico Drums. Sequence and gating from the Varigate 4+"

Ensoniq TS-12 Performance/Composition Synthesizer

via this auction

Massive list of specs from the listing:

"TS-10 - 61-key (C-C) weighted synth-action Poly-Key (polyphonic aftertouch) keyboard with programmable velocity and pressure sensitivity

TS-12 - 76-key (E-G) weighted action keyboard with programmable velocity and channel pressure sensitivity (MIDI transmission of Release Velocity)

Up to 12 programmable keyboard zones for splits and layers


Exclusive Patch Select buttons for instant access to 4 sound variations within each Program or Sampled Sound

2 programmable single/dual Foot Switch inputs for sustain, sostenuto, Patch Select, preset up/down, FX mod, and sequencer control (SW-2, SW-6, or SW-10)

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN AC80670

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"Once you get the keys sorted out on this one, you'll have a JD800 that will continue to increase in value. Anyways it works but has the very common red glue issue on the keys. Few keys still works but most doesn't. It has to be entirely refurbished. 3 of the metal key weights are missing (I'll include 3 keys from a D70). If you have done your research you probably know about this already. Works as a sound module. All control button, sliders, outputs works as it should. Shows minor marks/scratches mostly on the bottom panel. Includes gig bag (not perfect but good enough) + power cord only."

Elektron Sidstation SN G10901136-81

via this auction

"The Sidstation is a unique synthesizer built around the MOS Technology SID mixed-mode synthesizer chip which was used in the Commodore 64 computer. It makes great sounds and is fun to play with, but it's quite noisy and not for everyone.

However, if you are a fan of 8-bit chiptune sounds and are looking for the real thing, then this is it."

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with MPG-80 Programmer Rev 4

via this auction

"One of the most gorgeous and well-balanced analog synthesizers ever created. Golden era Roland. 16 true analog VCOs, Roland's proprietary filters, and warm VCAs. 8 amazing voices with two oscs per voice, unison, detune, powerful modulation and a wide parameter space with deep programming possibilities."

Moog MicroMoog 70'

via this auction


Published on Jul 2, 2019 Landrow


Akai Timbre Wolf & Korg Volca Sample.

Light never dies 2 - modular in the cave 21 eurorack outdoor jam at a lighthouse

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Modular in the cave

"A little jam at the lighthouse in Vulcano island at Gelso point"

Modular in the cave

SyntherJack Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular Jams

Published on Jul 2, 2019 SyntherJack

Jam with no additional audio effects. Knobs from LEGO Classic 10692 set.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 - "plant" jam
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 - "techno beat" jam
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 - "no blip/blop" jam

Patch n Tweak

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