MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Additional Mod to Project 28

Published on Aug 8, 2019 poorness studios

"I did another mod to DIY project #28. I added a glitch button by finding a circuit inside that would make electronic noise."

Follow-up to this post. Also see Cassette Soundscape (TX Wiggles 47).

Altura MkII Theremin MIDI Controller / Arpeggiator / Step Sequencer

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Zeppelin Design Labs

"The Altura MkII is a MIDI controller that emulates a theremin: wave your hands to unlock amazing MIDI possibilities:

It's an ARPEGGIATOR / STEP SEQUENCER -- Easily program any sequence up to 8 steps, including rests and sustains; then play your sequence loops by just waving your hand! Your right hand deterimines the starting note of the arpeggio. As you move your hand, the pattern plays up and down the scale, always within the key you select. Set the tempo with the Tap Time button. Now wave your left hand to switch to double-time or half-time.

It's a THEREMIN -- Connect to any synthesizer and wave your hands to control pitch, volume, bend, modulation, velocity and portamento time. If your synth responds to portamento. such as the Macchiato Mini Synth by Zeppelin Design, you can recreate that spooky, sliding Theremin sound--but you will always play in tune!

It's a MIDI CONTROLLER -- In X-Y mode, set any two CC#'s and wave to transmit any range of values.

Easy DIY Kit or Ready-to-Play. Watch our tutorial videos to see it in action!"

GALAXIES// Live Synth Music: OB-6, Prophet-6, JX-8P

Published on Aug 8, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Kinda let this one get away from me but it was loads of fun to just play forever and ever and ever."

Hawaiian Buchla Music Easel/ Portable analog synthesizer (BEMI) + Synovatron CVGT1

via this auction

"Buchla Music Easel/ Portable analog synthesizer (BEMI). Condition is Used. Single Owner. Non-smoking studio. Includes original box, packaging, and all cables, power cord and bars. I've purchased a few extras that I'll toss in (cables and shorting bars) along with a Synovatron CVGT1 Eurorack module with original box. All cards that came with it are included and unsoldered & unused. Everything seems to work fine, but sold as-is/no returns. There was an issue with the headphone jack, but I replaced the part after receiving a new part from Foxtone Music, the original seller (purchased October 2017 new). Very easy fix. Less than five hours of play time. I do Apologize for high s&h, but item is coming from Hawaii. S&H to U.S.A. only. Signature Confirmation Required."

Roland Puma McLaren #808DAY

Roland Alpha Juno Ambient Future Bank 3 DEMO Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#rolandalphajuno #rolandmks50 #analogsynthesizer
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31 Zero Point Energy @ 00:08
32 Memory PadX @ 01:08
33 Mecha Bass @ 02:20
34 Empire Bass @ 02:35
35 Prophet5 Pad @ 02:51
36 JamOnItBass @ 04:05
37 Astral Bass @ 04:19
38 Vortex Pad @ 04:49

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808 Day - Live Finger Drumming Performance

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Nular Music

"Live finger drumming performance recorded for #808day 2019.

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808 DAY 19 - short ELECTRO jam

Published on Aug 8, 2019 grauoliv

"This is a tune, originally made with KORG gadget. Sadly the 101 sequence is offset, as I forgot to reset the sequence.
Happy 808-day 2019! 5 years 808 for me now!"

Jam Session with "Frank Piesik - ElectroCaster" Modular Guitar

Published on Aug 5, 2019

This one is in via Digithalis who overdubbed his computer keyboard controller (see previous posts here), with Frank Piesik's Electro Caster video below. Below that is a playlist featuring demos and the creation of the "Electro Caster".

Guitar & DrumBeats: Frank Piesik
Matrix Piano: Digithalis

Published on Jun 28, 2019 Frank Piesik

Details on the ElectroCaster:

"Compared to this whole world of electronic sound devices like eurorack-modules, drummashines and all this innovative stuff from big and small companies, the electric guitar market looks a little bit boring.

I play guitar but I also like those new ways of making music and I believe that a guitar could integrate great into an electronic music setup. It just needs a kind of redesign - what's technically possible shoud be done, as long as it stays to be a guitar.

Here is my proposal for an open, modular guitar-synth-design with some nifty features to make modern music."

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar Repair - Synthchaser #121

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Synth Chaser

"Have look inside and listen to a rare Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar synth as we make a handful of repairs to it. We'll convert it from 220V to 110V operation, change the power cord, correct the power wiring, clean the pots, replace the leaking battery with a safer solution, eliminate hum in the output, replace missing buttons, replace a sketchy connector, and fix some intermittent issue where the synth jumps back to preset #1.

Parts, service and synthesizers available on my website. I buy broken synthesizers!"

LambdaSpeak 3 - Amstrad / Schneider CPC MIDI IN Synthesizer Demo

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Michael Wessel

Demo comes in at 1:18. This is a follow-up to the LambdaSpeak & LambdaDrum for the Amstrad CPC post here.

"Good news - the LambdaSpeak 3 Serial Interface is now versatile and fast enough to support MIDI IN in real time!

The Akai Miniak synthesizer shown in this video is only used as a MIDI controller, and it is the CPC that is actually producing the sound that you hear, NOT the Miniak.

Hence, LambdaSpeak's MIDI IN DIN socket receives MIDI NOTE ON / NOTE OFF messages from the Miniak, and the CPC is running a simple 'CPC MIDI Synthesizer' machine code program that interprets the MIDI messages and turns them into sound, via the internal CPC GI AY-3-8910 soundchip.

Besides this, MIDI OUT also already works with LambdaSpeak 3, and it can even be programmed from BASIC. Regarding MIDI IN, the CPC is fast enough to do the MIDI real time processing as demonstrated in this video with no latency, provided a machine code program is used.

This 'CPC MIDI Synthesizer' machine code program will be extended soon to also process note velocity, pitch bend MIDI controller, as well as 3 channel polyphony and program change messages for changing the sound.

Stay tuned for updates!

I will put the 'CPC MIDI Synthesizer' program on the LambdaSpeak LS300.DSK on the Github page for reference. Please note that you will require the latest LambdaSpeak 3 firmware to run it."

Transposing inside a Scale in VCV Rack

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is a short video demonstrating the so-called Quantum Trick, which allows us to transpose a sequence to any note and still stay inside a given scale. It's a great little trick to add movement and harmonic variations to your patches. This trick was shared on the official VCV Rack Facebook group by Dieter Stubler -

Thank you, Dieter!

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

Here is the patch -
You can get a couple of extra patches on my Patreon page -"

Beat Diary 012: Traditional Synthesiser Sounds with Novation Peak and DSI Tempest

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Solaires

"Felt like doing some traditional knob twiddling with a nice arp on a nice synth, with a little beat on the Tempest for good measure.
Peak's reverb is pretty ridiculous hey."

DSI/Sequential Prophet 6 & Nux Atlantic

Published on Aug 8, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Roland TR-808 8/08 Day 2019 Vintage Drum Machine Jam

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Even if you aren't an electronic music producer you have probably heard about Roland's TR-808 drum machine. Since today is 8/08 we decided to celebrate with this jam on a vintage 808.

This particular 808 is modified adding a few extra controls and making the clap sound especially massive. Check out our signal article which has more info about the famous TR-808 (

#PerfectCircuit #TR808 #808'

See the 808 Day label below for more.

Samoa Bridge (Eureka, California)

Published on Aug 8, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Driving eastward across Humboldt Bay on the 'Samoa Bridge', which is actually a series of three bridges that carry CA Highway 255 and connects to two islands in the middle of the bay before alighting in Eureka.

Hardware instruments:
Crank Sturgeon Pocket Gamelon
Strymon Magneto 4-head tape-delay simulator module

Software Instruments:
Arturia Pigments
Arturia Synclavier V
Arturia Buchla Easel V"

Novation Supernova 2 ProX - Platinum Edition - Live sounds in a track

Published on Aug 8, 2019 waterdropmusic

"All sounds except drums come from the Supernova 2. I sequenced a couple of the 8 parts along with the drums in Cubase 10."

Meet The Makers - Extra: Axel Hartmann

Published on Aug 8, 2019 sonicstate

Update: mention of new designs coming from Access gets a brief mention starting at 25:25. Their last synth of course was the Access Virus Ti2. Axel does state it might not be what people are hoping for, striking out the notion of a new Access Virus.

Fascinating history on the start of both Axel Hartmmann's career designing synths and Waldorf. The first synth he designed? The Waldorf Microwave, followed by the massive Waldorf Wave - two Microwaves with full control panel and keyboard.

"While we were in Berlin for the Superbooth show, we had the chance to talk to some interesting folks as part of our Meet The Makers Series:
So as part of this Meet the Makers EXTRA series, Gaz Williams talks with Axel Hartmann about his work and and challenges of synthesizer interface design. Axel is responsible for the design of many successful synthesizers and music technology - probably more than you think..."

Electronic Sound Issue 56 Magazine & CD Bundle Featuring EMS

via Electronic Sound

"We have a superb issue for you this month. And that’s not only because we have an exclusive interview with Kraftwerk main man Ralf Hütter, although since Hütter rarely talks to the press that is clearly something a bit special.

Our cover feature details the history of EMS, the legendary UK synthesiser company founded by Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary and David Cockerell in 1969. What started out as a vehicle to fund Zinovieff’s studio became a decade-long adventure in synthesis with a very British sense of innovation about it. EMS machines like the VCS 3 and the Synthi AKS were responsible for some of the best known electronic music of the 1970s – from the Radiophonic Workshop to Brian Eno to Pink Floyd.

We also have a weighty report on the recent Bluedot Festival, featuring Kraftwerk, New Order, Jon Hopkins, John Grant and more. Our interview with Ralf Hütter took place backstage after the Kraftwerk set, with Hütter radiating urbane charm and wry humour as he chatted about music and science and sampling and cycling. “We are not a museum, so let’s play what we do,” he declares. “My art is music.”

Other interviews this issue include Haiku Salut, Eric Random, Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell, Paranoid London, Rolo McGinty from The Woodentops. Plus, of course, we have our packed front section, our ace regular columnists, and our usual exotic feast of new album reviews. Hit the link to order your copy straight away!

Limited Edition CD Album: ‘The Sounds of EMS’

This month’s audio accompaniment is ‘The Sounds Of EMS’, a fascinating 45-minute CD of music made either by the people responsible for EMS, or by the machines they built. You can almost smell the dust burning as the old circuits start warming up! The CD has two pieces by Peter Zinovieff and another from Tristram Cary, the latter with a spoken explanation of what he wanted to achieve with the piece. There are also tracks by David Vorhaus (who founded the cult electronic group White Noise with Delia Derbyshire), Mike Hankinson (another early adopter of the VCS 3), Benge from Wrangler and Jack Dangers from Meat Beat Manifesto.

03. BENGE – ‘1969 EMS VCS3’

ROSEN SOUND - Synth Studio & Repair Shop Tour | Burbank, California

Published on Aug 8, 2019 synth4ever

Check out the custom Chrome Arp Odyssey AT 12:36.

"An in-depth synth studio and repair shop tour of Rosen Sound ( in Burbank, California.

Founded and owned by Rob Rosen, Rosen Sound is a premiere synthesizer repair & restoration shop that specializes in servicing vintage analog synthesizers. They also offer synth rentals, custom synth modifications, on-site studio recording, and have various synthesizers and replacement parts for sale.

This in-depth synth studio and repair shop tour covers the history of Rosen Sound, synth restoration processes, various synths being restored in the shop, the "Cabin" recording studio and woodworking rooms, and Rob's favorite synths.

Rosen Sound provides both national and international synth repair and restoration services, and is well known for employing top technicians and servicing rare and difficult to repair synths. If your vintage synth is in need of repair, don't hesitate to contact them.

To learn more about Rosen Sound, visit them at:

0:00 - Intro

0:45 - History of Rosen Sound
2:32 - Synth servicing
3:29 - Yamaha GX-1
4:18 - Difficult repairs
5:45 - Yamaha CS-80
8:01 - Rob's favorite synth
8:26 - Synths for repair (Prophet 5, Jupiter 8, Arp Quadra, Yamaha CS-60)
10:05 - Waldorf Wave
11:06 - Rob's music
11:31 - What's next for Rosen Sound
12:00 - Custom modifications (Chrome Arp Odyssey)
13:24 - Woodworking and tolex room
14:13 - Yamaha Electone organ
15:04 - Modern synth repairs
16:38 - The Cabin recording studio (under construction)
17:45 - Employees
18:28 - Synths for sale
18:47 - Prophet T8, PPG Wave, Korg Polysix
19:06 - Roland Jupiter 8, Prophet 5, Roland Juno 106
19:19 - Oberheim Four Voice, Prophet 10
20:20 - Electrocomp EML 101, Kawai K3
20:38 - Oberheim OB-X, Roland JX-3P, Behringer Deepmind 12
21:14 - Oberheim OB-Xa, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland SH-5
21: 39 - 2x Prophet 5 (REV 1)
22:50 - Junkie XL's PPG Waveterm
23:05 - Contacting Rosen Sound

23:42 - Conclusion"

Tiptop Audio 808 Day Bundle

"Happy #808DAY to all you analog souls out there. And this year for a limited time we got a surprise for you.

This year 808 day also marks 8 years since the introduction of our very successful line of 808 modules.

To commemorate this event we are offering a limited time bundle deal on a set of modules – $349 which is over half off!

The set includes the legendary Bass Drum, Snare, Hats, Cowbell, Maracas and Rimshot. Classic electronic analog drum sounds are now more affordable than ever.

Time and supplies are limited."

See the dealer banners on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH.

CCTV-Quadtec 101 Digital dual quadraphonic oscillator first sound

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have the first sound from the Quadtec 101 digital dual oscillator.

This is a module offering a quadraphone, but initially I did not use the full show when I wave through the pan placing it on the speakers. this patch was more about the sound itself and also quite interesting sequences when one sequencer controls this patch and the sound from one oscillator I raise and lower almost like transpositions ...
This is a great module because it extends the possibilities of creating new sequences or spaces and moving between two oscillators"

more info here:



via this auction

Roland MC-202 Micro Composer - Cherry w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is a dynamite little beast that was originally intended as an add-on voice and sequencer for the SH-101. It's pre-MIDI, but has 5-pin DIN Sync connections on the back for wiring together with other Roland products of the era (TB-303, TR-808, TR-707, etc). The two sequencer channels control an external device and the internal synth, but there are two sets of CV and Gate outputs so both can control external synths if desired. There are also CV and Gate inputs for playing the internal synth voice with an external keyboard.

As you can see from the photos, it's in absolutely immaculate condition, and comes with original box and power supply."

It’s 808 day in Polyend too!⁣⁣

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Polyend

"It’s 808 day in Polyend too!⁣⁣
⁣⁣#808day #roland808 #rolandcorporation #polyend #madeinpolyend #polyendseq #polyendmedusa #dreadboxmedusa #medusasynth #tr808"

See the 808 day label below for more.

808 + Rossum Filters

Published on Aug 7, 2019 peff .com

"Happy 808 Day!"

Changing the Synthstrom Deluge 3.0 Panel

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Olivier Ozoux

"I'm glad I already took my Deluge apart before, because I knew what I was getting into when I ordered the new 3.0 layout as a panel instead of the overlay. But as long as you're careful and follow the instructions, changing the panel is pretty easy. Also, I made a quick overview of the label changes on the new panel. Enjoy, and don't ask if it's worth it."

Synthstrom Deluge 3.0

KORG Gadget 2 - Updated With 3 New Gadgets - Otorii - Ebina - Warszawa - iPad Demo

Published on Aug 8, 2019 The Sound Test Room

• Added "Otorii" gadget that collaborated with SEGA*.

• Added "Ebina" gadget that collaborated with TAITO*.

• Added "Warszawa" gadget, work with ELECTRIBE Wave.

Please help support thesoundtestroom by becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month.
You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos.

If you would like to make a donation to help support me and Jo you can use this easy link below.
Many many thanks for your support.

Erica Synths-Pico VCO2/Pico BBD/Pico SEQ2/Pico LPG /Pico DSP/Pico VCF3 demo

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today some demo with Pico VCO2, Pico BBD, Pico LPG, Pico SEQ2 Pico VCF3, Pico DSP (distortion mode) modules
in the first example I showed Pico VCO2 newest analog oscillator with Pico BBD- full analogue 4092 stage bucket brigade delay, when BBD modulates the same wave with VCO2 to get a big drone whore, below I added some Pico DSP (distortion mode).
The second example is Pico VCO2 in sequences with Pico SEQ2 a new analogue 2/4 step sequencer, Pico BBD and Pico LPG- for several filtering sounds, below also for FAT sound I added Pico DSP (distortion mode).
the third example is Pico VCO2 with Pico SEQ2 and Pico VCF3 filter plus Pico DSP distortion.
also a change from 3 to two steps to show the shortest sequence with modulation for strong bass.
Have Fun!"

8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses

Published on Aug 8, 2019 batchas


1. 8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses in BELL mode
Tresses in BELL mode with a little bit of self-modulation.
External reverb added.
2. 8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses Percus
Last tests on Tresses before mounting knobs and packing.

Different drum modes (KICK, DRUM, BELL) + added reverb.

Random Gate output from Grilles sent to TRIG IN of Tresses.
Sample & Hold from BugBrand Noise Crusher sent to 1V/OCT cv input from Tresses.
3. 8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses META
META mode is active.
Renaissance alternative firmware is installed on this one.
External reverb added.
4. 8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses with Renaissance
Renaissance alternative firmware installed.
External reverb added.
5. 8 08 19 Scrotum Lab - Tresses in FLUTE mode
Tresses in FLUTE mode with added reverb.
External gate signal sent to TRIG IN.

[Edited Jam] Volca Drum & Volca Modular

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Woochia's Beats & Bobs

I jammed with the Volca Modular for about 40 minutes.
I jammed with the Volca Drum for about 30 minutes.
Then I used what I recorded to build this song. Sliced and layered parts of each recordings before mixing it in Ableton Live.

I tried to put explainations of what I did on screen. For more details on how to use these machines, please check out the tutorials I made on them:



Analogue Solutions Impulse Command & Fusebox x 2 New Toys!!!

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"These just arrived this morning, just finishing setting them up and hope to have something musical put out by tomorrow evening or Saturday at the latest :)
I'd parted with quite a bit of AS gear and really regretted it so am rebuilding :) All synth sounds are AS Telemark."


Impulse Command and Wine

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"This may or may not be tuneful, but it was a sunny day in Northern Ireland I had a few beverages and played about in the Shed with the new toys and came up with this. I'll give it a more detailed examination when I'm thinking straighter :)

It's a brief play about with the IC being modulated and transposed by the Generator sequencer."

Happy 808 Day with TR808, TR08 and Volca Nubass

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Honeysmack

"Wishing all my friends and family a very happy 808 day, may all your beats be bangers. First jam with the Korg Volca Nubass, it's all ACID!

Gear in use:
Roland TR-808
Roland TR-08
Korg Volca Nubass
Mackie 1640i mixer

Check out some more 808 day jams on


Just Sounds: Happy 808DAY

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Noisegate

"Celebrating 808Day – jamming the Roland TR808 drum machine with Korg’s Monolgue synthesiser, the Aguilar TLC Compressor and Filter Twin, Digitech's Polara and Dirty Robot and the DOD Gunkulator."

A Happy #808day - Jam with Plaits, gizm0x's x0x heart, and PANHARMONIUM

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Masaki Takada

808 Day: The 'New York' Roland TR-808

Published on Aug 7, 2019 RolandChannel

"Pioneer New York City hip-hop producer, Larry Smith, joined Arthur Baker and Rick Rubin as a champion of the 808 sound. His personal Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer quickly earned a reputation as having THAT sound and become the rhythmic signature on iconic albums and tracks from Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Whodini.

This story follows this 'New York' TR-808 as it passed hands from the late Larry Smith to his son and producer, Larry Smith Jr, and Rashad Smith for this iconic 808 sound to continue on in modern productions. The TR-808 travels to Los Angeles and 1500 Sound Academy and introduced to the future generation of producers and beatmakers who hear an original TR-808 for the first time.

Each year, on August 8, we celebrate 808 Day and join the global community in the celebration of the music and culture that grew from the love for the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Join the celebration by tagging your stories with #808day and experience other stories from around the world."

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