MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Digitone DS1000 Ad & the Digitone Teclado 44RT

This is not click bait, I swear! ;) For those looking for new Elektron products though, this is not it. That said, this might be just as interesting. Well, for those that find vintage-synths-long-lost-in-the-annals-of-history interesting, at least.

To the left you will find a ROCK STAR vintage ad for the Digitone DS1000. Below you will find a video for the Digitone Teclado 44RT. How did we come across these gems?

This is actually a follow-up to this post from back in 2011 for a different ad. The description that went with that post stated it was a DS1000 Giannini Programmable polyphonic synthesizer. Turns out it wasn't. According to a new comment from wmoecke in the comments section of the post, "This synth was created and sold exclusively by DIGITONE, a company owned and operated by Mr. Christóvão Batista da Silva. It never had anything at all to do with Gianinni." Gianinni was another Brazilian brand that re-packaged Siel synths as you can see in these previous posts.

I did a quick image search for DIGITONE DS1000 and found this new, old advert for it. See the previous post for the other ad, and some details. I'm guessing the details are correct minus the mislabel for Gianinni of course.

I then did a quick search for Digitone -elektron for other products and found the 44RT video below. Note the logo is the same cursive style Digitone with the ® on the e as on the DS1000.

If anyone knows more about the Digitone brand and any other products they manufactured, synths or other, let us know!

As I did not know the brand was Digitone prior to this post, I created a new label for them below. I'm also giving this post the New Old labels.

It looks like there was a DIGITONE before Elektron.

Teclado Digitone 44RT Published on Jun 4, 2019

This one appears more preset organ synth with rhythm section than synth. What's BLUMP?

Update via Marcelo Self in the comments:

"As far as I know, yes, Giannini had the license from italian companies. They made a Siel DK60 synth, renamed as GS7010 and Crumar string machine. Digitone was a division of Blump ( or vice versa) which made some preset organs, this synthesizer, DS1000, also comparable to the Poly800 ( or Siel DK60, Giannini GS7010) or Suzuki SX, but without the sequencer, and finally, a hybrid of splitable organ with autothythms and synthesizer section, the Poly SS61. They even thought about relese a system to compete with MIDI, based on paralel port, not serial. Specifically the SS61 sounded really good, rhythms , presets and poly synth part, but according to a local seller, were really not durable. Company stopped to make keyboadrs soon and I never heard about them after. Another Brazilian company which made organ with (solo) synthesizer section ( good) was Gambitt. And Gamasonic produced for a while a small 2 and 1/2 octave mono one with really few parameters, something more like a Prosoloist."

And via vito_mf:

Some years ago I bought a beat-up analog preset drum machine from digitone/blump. It need some heavy cleaning and whatnot so I took it to be serviced. The technician got really exited and he saw it. Turns out he worked at Digitone in the 80's. Last week I took it for some maintenance to another technician who ALSO worked at digitone. He told me they used to make robot pool cleaners in the 80's. But stopped because of poor sealing material. He said digitone instruments were not clones, he designed them himself and kept the schematics in a vault. About 5 years ago, by coincidence, I've met Mr. Batista's daughter. She told me some amazing stories: When he learned that R2D2 was operated by an actor with dwarfism he wrote George Lucas proposing to build a actually working robot. George Lucas wrote him back! (declining). He also built the robot who helped removed and discard the radioactive material in Gioânia in the 90's in what was one of the worst atomic incidents in the world ( He did it on his own (no commission etc). When he asked for some compensation the government gave him a pat on the back. He went bankrupt soon after.

Todd Barton Launches Patreon Page

Welcome to my Patreon Published on Jul 11, 2019 Todd Barton

Todd Barton is now on Patreon!

"I'm about to launch a Patreon page! Here's the link:
Looking forward to seeing you there. All best wishes, Todd"

1970s AP6 Wersi Bass Synthesize

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 5911 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

"Originally released in 1982, the CS-01 has become a classic choice for thick monophonic bass lines. The simple interface with limited controls makes this a very user friendly unit and features the following specifications:

12db resonant voltage-controlled filter
Triangle, saw, square, pulse, and PWM wave forms
ADSR envelope generator
Glissando & portamento LFO controls"

Oberheim OB-1 / New Programmer / Fully Restored / MIDI

via this auction

"The OB-1 Is essentially a programmable SEM with other features found on other synths of the era, including pitch bend and a dedicated LFO."

Oberheim OB-8 W/ Page 2 Graphics & MIDI

via this auction

Teisco Synthesizer 110F

via this auction

"In the beginning of the 80's Kawai began manufacturing synthesizers under the company name of Teisco. Their early designs resulted in synths like the S110F above. The Synthesizer 110F is an upgraded S60-F, with dual analog VCO's and an updated look. It has a small but usable 37 note keyboard. Classic analog sawtooth, square, and triangle waveforms plus noise are on-board and can be mixed with external sounds run through the 110F's filters and envelopes. The oscillators can be de-tuned for duophonic textures or phatter leads and bass sounds.

There's plenty of modulation ability and classic analog effects in the 110F to really liven up the sound. There's an LFO which can modulate the VCO and VCF and can trigger the EGs. The VCF resonant low pass filter is great too. There's also a VCA section with Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release controls and finally there's a Hi-Pass filter. There is also a portamento effect, a ring modulator, vibrato and sample-and-hold for those classic analog synth effects and tricks! Lots of pretty blinking lights, a sleek and straight-forward layout and very nice analog bass, lead and synth sounds are all a part of the Synthesizer 110F experience."

1979 Dual Algorithmic Oscillator WMAP Buchla Braids - Wavetable Synthesis

Published on Jul 11, 2019 The Galaxy Electric

"This is a tutorial demonstrating the experience of morphing through the wavetable map of the 1979 Dual Algorithmic Oscillator. This modular synthesis module is an adaptation based directly off of the brilliantly designed Braids module by Émilie Gillet of Mutable Instruments.

Here I am scrolling the X and Y axis separately and then together to give a sense of the 256 wavetable timbres achievable with just this one algorithm. The five note sequence is being generated from the Sequential Voltage Source of a 208e BEMI Music Easel. The occasional octave shifts are generated from the 218e Touch Activated Voltage Source. The reverb is the spring reverb from the Easel and the module is using its built-in VCA and Attack/Decay Envelope Generator."

ALM Busy Circuits Squid Salmple // Fast & powerful 8 channel audio and CV sampler in Eurorack

Published on Jul 11, 2019 DivKidVideo

"So here's the Squid Salmple from ALM Busy Circuits. It's an 8 channel Eurorack sampler that can record, mangle, modulate and playback audio or CV. It's fast and immediate with quick on the fly recording options and an easy interface that very quickly became a fast and intuitive way to work with both audio and CV. There's a phenomenal bank of samples that comes with it on the USB stick that's really well put together from a range of artists and sources. You've got 5 outputs, 3 assignable (to multiple destinations) CV inputs, 8 trigger inputs and plenty of control and options. I'd love to hear what you think about the module and the video so leave a comment and let's chat. Skip around with the timing index below if you see fit and cheers for watching!


PLEASE NOTE - all no talking demo patches are entirely dry with the outputs just mixed on the HexMix with level, pan and EQ.

00:00 Hello and video preview

01:28 What is the Squid Salmple? Feature run down.

03:43 Demo patch - bank 01 - 606 drums + lately bass

03:52 Getting started

05:01 Demo patch - bank 02 - 707 drums

05:06 Channel parameters 1 - channels 1-5 (with percussion)

08:15 Demo patch - bank 06 - 808 drums

08:26 Demo patch - bank 07 - 909 drums

08:30 Channel parameters 2 - channels 6-8 (with synth drones)

10:22 Demo patch - bank 08 - CR78 drums

10:28 Demo patch - bank 13 - R70 drums

10:34 Muting

11:10 Demo patch - bank 18 - Linn drum

11:19 CV playback & mangling

14:48 Demo patch - bank 25 - Sash M5N Beats

15:04 The FIRST PATCH I made with the module

17:06 Demo patch - bank 27 - Jack Mumdance drums

17:16 Key combos (mega useful!)

19:25 Demo patch - bank 29 - Jack Mumdance drums

19:32 Demo patch - bank 39 - Sash Beats - jungle tapes

19:38 Choking

21:04 Demo patch - bank 40 - GRM Tools + Microtonic drums

21:14 CV inputs & CV assign, attenuate + offset

24:04 Demo patch - bank 45 - Lauren Flax chords/melody

24:21 How to set up accents

25:35 Demo patch - bank 51 - Sue Zuki sample bank

25:51 How to record samples

27:15 Demo patch - bank 52 - Dungeon Acid Domestic Percussion

27:23 Live sampling on the fly

29:03 Demo patch - bank 54 - NYZ Field Recordings

29:20 Sampling CV (control voltages)

31:02 Demo patch - bank 59 - Yamaha CS80 notes

31:11 Demo patch - bank 64 - Russell Haswell Hordijk Benjolin

31:17 Notes of loading & saving

32:31 Demo patch - bank 66 - Ebcidic Cocoquantus

32:45 Demo patch - bank 67 - Ebcidic Lyra-8

32:53 “Poor mans delay” patch example from the manual

34:20 Demo patch - bank 68 - Drums + Roland SH101

34:29 Cue sets (this is simple yet powerful!)

37:50 Demo patch - bank 75 - Andrew Duff Roland TB303 + drums

** THIS VIDEO WAS SPONSORED BY ALM BUSY CIRCUITS** By sponsoring the video they received a service, which a demonstration video. However they had no control over what was said, patched or used in the video."

SoundsDivine's 'Blush Response' - U-he Repro-5

Published on Jul 11, 2019 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Blush Response' soundset for U-he Repro-5"

BoBeats: this song took 2 years to finish

Published on Jul 11, 2019 BoBeats

"I started on this song 2017 and finished it 2019. Here's my song 'Prudence' and the story behind why it was difficult to finish it. 5 dollar Patrons can download this song:"

Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 26 | UpsideDown

Published on Jul 10, 2019 madFame

"This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page

All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

Using Arturia's MicroFreak with VCV Rack

Premieres Jul 11, 2019 Omri Cohen

"Well, making this video took longer than I expected, and only because I spent more time playing and enjoying this little device than actually recording... The MicroFreak from Arturia is such a nice companion to VCV Rack, able to connect in various levels at the same time like sequencing voices in VCV, acting as a Midi controller for hands-on experience tweaking parameters in VCV, and even receive sequences and modulation from VCV.
Thank you, Arturia for sending me the MicroFreak!

Introduction - 00:24 Syncing via Midi - 00:50 Syncing via clock - 05:35 Processing the sounds of the MicroFreak - 07:52 Using the MicroFreak as a Midi controller - 12:26 Sending Midi to the MicroFreak - 27:34

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

Korg Triton LE - Exploring the Presets - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're checking out the Triton LE from Korg."


Best Ambient Synth Shootout #74: Access Virus A - Song 3

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with the Access Virus A. It's a 12 voice polyphonic virtual analog synth with two OSC per voice and two independent resonant filters.

I used for the recording the following FX:
Alesis Ampliton, Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

The Analog Four Notebook

Published on Jul 7, 2019 BlueSkyRepublik

"A Guidebook, A Notebook, A Reference Book."


"It’s finally here! After many requests it seems to have been a long time coming but The Analog Four Notebook has arrived. 270+ pages of walkthroughs, guides, tips and a deep dive into the Analog Four synth by Elektron. Labelled as an unofficial guide it aims to compliment rather than replace the official manual going deeper in and taking a users perspective in getting the best from the Analog Four MkI, MkIi and Analog Keys. As with all Synthdawg e-books it is a reference for new and experienced users alike, a guidebook and a notebook with sections for personal notes when used within a pdf editor such as Adobe or GoodNotes. In addition The Elektron DIgitakt new OS 1.11 release has been covered in the updated DIgitakt Notebook taking the new scale and randomisation features into account. The Analog Four joins the DIgitakt and Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 In the Producer Notebook family. The mantra of Synthdawg is to bring valuable help to the synth community with producer guides written from a users perspective that can be made personal and used alongside your gear and support your creative process all for the price of a cup of coffee. The producer guides are available at"

BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer featuring Thomas McRocklin

Published on Jul 11, 2019 BOSSchannel

Why do I feel like the SY-1 has been out for a while? Shouldn't it come before the SYB-3 and SYB-5 synth bass pedals? Some high level details:


The BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer transforms any guitar or bass into a versatile synthesizer sound without a special pickup. 121 ultra-responsive sounds in a compact pedal, all ready to play—with no programming needed.

This amazingly expressive pedal offers latency-free performance that’s a natural extension of your instrument, check out the performance by Thomas McRocklin.

With its 11 categories and 121 total sounds, the SY-1 puts an enormous array of synth colors at your fingertips. Expressive leads, sweeping pads, layered organs, fat basses, and more are all on tap, plus a variety of rhythmic synth patterns that are a blast to jam with. And with the grab-and-go Tone/Rate and Depth knobs, you’re able to adjust any synth voice just how you like, including changing the pitch on some sounds.

SY-1 Sound Types

• LEAD 1/2—A wide range of sounds suitable for single-note soloing.
• PAD—Full tones that work great with chords, from layered pads to synth brass and more.
• BASS—Fat synth bass sounds, including filtered and sub-octave tones.
• STR—Classic analog-style strings, including layered voices and sweeping textures.
• ORGAN—A large selection of organ sounds, including many with rotary-style modulation.
• BELL—Percussive synth sounds with metallic resonance.
• SFX 1/2—A variety of synth sound effects, including explosive one-shot sounds, animated pitch/filter voices, and more.
• SEQ 1/2—Pulsating sounds with rhythmic pitch or filter changes."

Blue Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog The Rogue Analog Synthesizer Model 342A SN 4478

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

Access Virus Indigo SN G10001250

via this auction

Introduction to Outs

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Intellijel

"Outs enables your modular system to output both professional and prosumer compliant audio, and send it to external amplifiers, mixers, recording devices, or DAW interfaces. Using the L+R Level knob, it scales modular-level voltages down to the level required to drive external gear at either the +4dBu balanced professional line-level standard or the -10 dbV unbalanced standard.

Headphone monitoring is also provided via a low noise built-in headphone amp (with its own independent level control), capable of driving a wide range of impedances — from studio grade headphones to portable style earbuds.

To use Outs, simply connect the final output of your patch to the ⅛” inputs (where the built-in activity LEDs light up to indicate the presence and intensity of the input signal). The left input is normalled to the right, so you can create a stereo signal from a mono source. Or if you have an Intellijel Mixup, you can remove a jumper from its rear panel, and connect it to the Outs module using the 3-pin link cable included with the Mixup.

Headphone amp capable of driving high impedance headphones via a 1/4″ stereo Neutrik jack.
Two channel, +4dBu balanced line level outputs on TRS 1/4″ Neutrik jacks (fully compatible with -10 dbV unbalanced audio gear).
Left input is normalled to the Right input, allowing a mono input signal to drive both stereo output channels.
LEDs to monitor the modular-level signal sent into the device.
Attenuator knob for the line out level, plus a separate volume control for headphones.
3-pin link connector on the back for connecting the output of a Mixup module directly to the Outs module."

Analog Synth #4 - Jam with Swing-Function

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Andreas Remshagen

"A nice little electronic Jam-Session containing my diy analog-Sequencer with swing-function.
All performance is live and on diy-modules except the Mixer and the Fx500 Multieffect.

Following diy components are used:

16 Step-Sequencer with swing-function
a 4 x 4 multi-Vco synth with Steiner-VCF, YuSynth Metalizer and
the 1 to 10 step arpeggiator + akzentuator created by myself
The Strings-Synthesizer and The 4xDS-7 Clone with 2 HiHats
Drum-Machine; both shown in another Video in this Channel
The keyboard plays a 4-Wave VCO and a Moog-Clone VCF

The Swing-Function of the Sequencer gives out a "swingy-clock-signal" that synchronizes the Arpeggiator and the Drum-Machine"

Dr. Wiener Presents: Serge Modular 101: Using the TKB to make a Beat.

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Dr. Wiener

"In this patch, I make a beat on the TKB.

Please post a comment if you have any specific questions about the patch!

Camera: Young Padawan

Filmed @"

Fathoms | Spectral Ambient Processor

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Puremagnetik

"Fathoms is an ambient processor that can turn anything into a glacial soundscape, harmonic drone or endless pitch-shifted space. It spectrally processes incoming audio and routes it through a resonating, physically modeled space. Within the defined dimensions, it can pitch shift and send audio through a complex delay matrix. The sound can be further augmented through filtering, spectral freezing and amplitude modulation. You can dive into deep sound design or simply use Fathoms as a reverb effect."

Erica Synths Pico BBD sound demo

Published on Jul 11, 2019 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Pico BBS is a bucked brigade based delay module which can produce nice delay effects at shorter delay times and can become instrument on its own when feedback and time is pushed to the limits.


00:02 - TSS TSS (Pico Noise - Pico BBD)
01:39 - SYNTH STUFF (Pico VCO2 - Pico LPG - Pico BBD)
02:53 - JUNGLE BREAK (Pico Drums - Pico BBD with modulation)
03:51 - PING PONG (Resonating Pico Noise - Pico BBD)
04:59 - FM (FM Radio - Pico BBD with modulation)
07:27 - BUM TSS (Bassdrum & Snare from Pico Drums - Pico BBD with modulation)
10:39 - MEGA DRONE (Pico VCO2 - Pico LPG - Pico BBD)"

Akai S950 A Workhorse Sampler!

Published on Jul 11, 2019 The Daydream Sound

"The Akai S-950 Operational Manual. The Akai S-950 is the undisputed workhorse of the vintage hardware sampler realm. It’s go everything you’ll need to cover all the basics of sampling really well. Not only that! It’s got a whole lot of tricks up it’s sleeve that are often overlooked. This is where the Akai S-950 Operational Manual shines! It sheds a light on what every feature of the Akai S-950 does and why it’s there! If you’ve got an S-950 or thinking about getting one, this manual will give you everything you need to understand and get the most out of this beast of instrument!"

Moog One 16 Voice Part. 2

Published on Jul 10, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

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