MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Zorx Ribbon Controller Review

Published on Aug 16, 2019 Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio checks out Zorx Electronics Ribbon Controller on loan from Art For The Ears.

It's a very fun way to control your modular synthesizer."

"The ZORX ribbon controller is an all analog, made in the USA synth controlling labor of love. Hand built from high quality components it measures 27" X 1.5" X 1" and features a 500mm touch sensitive ribbon that controls pitch, filter, etc., a pressure sensor with an attenuator, a N/O or N/C gate function with a momentary push button, and an ancillary knob for LFO rate, filter, or whatever you'd like.

With 5 LED colors to choose from and with textured opaque sidewalls and a clear top & base it looks amazing, too.

+Measures 27" X 1.5" X 1"

+5 LED colors to choose from

+12v Ribbon for pitch, etc., w/range adjustment

+12v Pressure sensor w/voltage attenuator

+12v N/O or N/C gate function/switch

+12v Ancillary knob for LFO rate, filter, whatever

+LED constant on or controlled by pressure

+Textured opaque sidewalls w/clear top & base

+Can be configured for low to high or high to low

+3.5mm TS mono jack outputs

+Works with Eurorack or MU (Moog Unit)

+No computer/module/breakout box needed

++Customization available - email us

+++Durable, made by hand, built to last

+++++Made in the USA"


Published on Aug 17, 2019 100 Things I Do

"Its been a while since I did a Synclavier video so I thought I would show some more Timbre/sound design. I keep it to one oscillator (more or less... the Chorus effect uses 2 voices detuned from each other). Just adding harmonics and FM"

ARP 2600 Vintage Synthesizer and 3604P Keyboard

via this auction

Price might be a little good on this one. Be careful. As always, buy through eBay or Reverb for the protection. If you take it offline to save some money, you might end losing all of your money.

Rare Modcan Cyndustries Voltage Controlled Tabla Module

Cynthia Sequeira Voltage Controlled Tabla via this auction

"As far as I know just 10 examples of this interesting exotic were ever made. The technical effort spent in building this module was huge (as seen on the pics).

This module is only available in Modcan A Format - not as an Eurorack module."

Raw Electronica 100% Korg MS-20 mini - "Dirty Impolite Bass"

Published on Aug 17, 2019 lucafrancinimusic

"Simple electronic track created using Korg MS-20 mini synthesizer only. Get the track on Bandcamp:"

Beethoven rockin' on an MS20. Literally.

synthacon farewell

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Todd Barton

"Sadly, I need to let go of my beloved, rare and beautiful Steiner-Parker Synthacon. Here's a recent look at it. I hope it finds a good home.
More details:"

Todd Barton's synthacon was first featured back on November 11, 2006. You can find additional posts featuring Todd's synthacon here.

Additional Details on Meeblip's cubit go

I wasn't sure exactly how Meeblip's cubit go handled MIDI IN, so I reached out to Peter Kirn for some clarity. Scroll down to the red updates in this post for some additional details on how it works - what it does, and doesn't do.

From the Live Room 4: Novation Bass Station II and Yamaha PSS-680

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Alfonse

"Live jam featuring Ian Bostic on drums and Alfonse on the Novation Bass Station ii, as well as the 1988 Yamaha PSS-680 FM mini-synth. The two tracks of customised Yamaha patches were overdubbed later, with effects provided by the Boss DD7 digital delay and CH1 Super Chorus pedals. Some additional reverb was added to the synths at the mixing stage.

For anyone who has a keyboard from the PSS-480 to 780 range, here are the parameters for the lead patch:
Voice 84: 0.35 1.45 2.19 3.07 4.01 5.02 6.05 7.88

Get the track here:
Music (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse and Ian Bostic



From the Live Room 2: Novation Bass Station II - Alfonse vs. Ian Bosti"


Published on Aug 17, 2019 Station 252

"Ping Pong Tape Echo sound examples. The second algorithm on the new Tape Echo card for Z-DSP voltage controlled effects processor from Tiptop Audio.

recorded directly from Z-DSP stereo out. Patched using an assortment of Tiptop Audio modules: Tiptop ONE, Z2040, Z4000, Forbidden Planet, Circadian Rhythms, BD808 and more."

Z-DSP: PING PONG TAPE ECHO Station 252 videos

Access Virus KC smoothness

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Atlsynth

Retro Drum - Vintage Drum Synth Demos

Published on Aug 16, 2019 Retro Drum

"Audio output recorded directly to an audio interface without the use of EQ or Dynamics processing. Audio uploaded to YouTube 24-bit/96kHz uncompressed."

Simmons SDS, Dyncacord Percutter Crum Computer, Syndrum Model 178, Syndrum CM Analog Drum Synth & Electro Harmonix Space Drum.

Crumar Spirit

via this auction

"Crumar Spirit-The Most Ultimate, Most Rare Mono Synth."

Designed by Bob Moog. See the archives for previous posts including additional details and demos. There was an unrelated E-Pro Spirit as well.

ARP 2600 + ARP 3620 Keyboard 2601 Black Orange Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"ARP 2600 Black/Orange Edition + 3620 Keyboard

Fully functional, in excellent near mint shape with minor signs of wear. Very rare to find such a clean looking Arp 2600 Black/Orange with keyboard. The front panel graphics look extremely clean, you aren't likely to find one looking this good. Sounds excellent as only a vintage ARP 2600 can, a classic and inspiring sound creation tool and a blast to play with."

Blue KORG 707 Keytar Synthesizer

via this auction

Pink models posted here.

Roland XV-3080 128 Voice Synth Module

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander Analog Synth SN Y51013

via this auction

"US version (220V), all buttons and faders work 100%, no parameter jumps ,displays are bright, no errors, all voices pass the calibrating routine, mint condition with only minor marks, it features one of the best user interfaces ever and editing is quick and fun, only selling to raise some money for new no trade ins or swap, sorry!
!!!The Xpander will get a new PSU prior sale!"

Oberheim Strummer Keyboard to Guitar MIDI Chord Converter w/ Original Box

via this auction

"In excellent condition with its original box, this Tom Oberheim design is sort of like a MIDI guitar synth in reverse order - it lets you play keyboards and out comes the notes of a guitar chord into your existing synth or sampler.

The "Strummer" listens to chords played on your MIDI keyboard and plays them back to your MIDI sound source (Synthesizer or Sampler) just as they would be played from a guitar. Not only will the chord voicing be correct, but the chords can actually be "Strummed!"

You can even change the speed and direction of your "Strums" just by changing the way you play your MIDI keyboard. Also,"Strummer" has the ability to distinguish the difference between chords and single notes, allowing you to send chords out on one MIDI channel (Distorted Guitar Sound for example) while your single notes are sent out on a different channel (i.e. Solo Sound).

By looking at such factors as the range of the guitar, the number of notes being played, chord position, and the velocity of the performance, Strummer can transform the incoming MIDI data out into performance data emulating that of a real guitarist. Performance data may be delayed, echoed, harmonized, transposed and sent back out on multiple MIDI channels.

In addition to control over strum direction and speed, the Strummer also features Chord Capture for real time single finger chords. Individual picking patterns and riffs may be assigned to a single key, for real time performance playback. You can even control the number of "strings" being strummed via keyboard velocity.

Some additional features include: Adjustable Delay and Decay Rates. Velocity Switching, Chord Voicing Variations, Chord Capture (Adjustable Single Finger Chords), Transposition of MIDI Delays (Great for MIDI Harmonizing), Ability to synchronize to MIDI Timing Clocks (External Sync), MIDI Program Change.Harmonizing), Ability to synchronize to MIDI Timing Clocks (External Sync), and MIDI Program Change."

Access Virus TI2 Polar Darkstar Limited Edition w/ Original Box

via this auction

1978 Korg Sigma

via this auction

Mechanical Birds At Dawn // Eurorack Qu-Bit Chord Morphagene Clouds Plaits

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Lost For Words

"uClouds in looping delay mode is taking the pattern from Plaits #2 and with varied pitch (from Marbles) and intermittent Freezing (from Maths trigger) I got these strange robotic squawks and bleeps which reminded me of a dawn chorus.

The beautiful sounding Chord v2 is playing the chords (duh) using the bank (2nd on factory) where the wave control is a low pass filter. Processed through Magneto delay to give it a thicker sound with additional pitched harmonics.

Morphagene has a pre-recorded glided note from Plaits #1 which comes in with additional noted later on.

And towards the end I send a Maths LFO to the voicing control on the Chord to get an arpeggio until fade out.

For some reason I lost some video at the end of the recording. I liked the take so went with it :)

Sequenced on NerdSeq. Mixed in WMD Performance Mixer and straight to Reaper with just ValhallaRoom reverb added in post."

Lyra-8 Minimal Ambient Drone Part 9 // Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth Demo

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"Please make sure to keep your volume at a moderate level. Due to the experimental quality of this synth some parts may become noisy to some, and extremely irritable to others.

This is The Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth. It is an experimental analog synthesizer that creates cinematic, strange, beautiful, and cerebral soundscapes."

CS60 with Roland DEP5 echo...

Published on Aug 17, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Using headphones will give you a better echo effect and also the full sound of the CS60..!"

Modal Electronics Craftsynth 2.0 & Boss DD3 Digital Delay

Published on Aug 17, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Patch of the Week 19: “Drive” Soundtrack Style Bass/Lead Split on Korg prologue

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Korg

"Follow along as we become real human beings with this guide to approximating one of the most famous songs from the movie 'Drive.'"

Korg Patch of the Week videos

Stranger Things by - Graal7****

Published on Aug 17, 2019 graal7

cover of stanger things theme
play with juno6 ,polysix,matrixbrute arturia

Pedals4Synths - Beautiful Tones #2 W/ Moog Grandmother, Strymon Timeline, Walrus Fathom

Published on Aug 17, 2019 Pedals4Synths

"Second episode of the Beautiful Tones serie! On today's episode, i'm giving a Moog Grandmother somedelay and reverb. The delay is the ICE one of the Strymon Timeline. It generates harmonies on echoes. The reverb is a Walrus Audio Fathom, on Sonar mode which also add octaves to the input sound.
Again aa minor pentatonic scale played randomly, because i love this kind of scale!"

Pedals4Synths - Beautiful Tones 1 W/ Arp Odyssey, Dyno My Roto, Sea Machine etc..

Published on Aug 8, 2019

"This serie is called beautiful tones and the name says it all.
Thi episode features a Korg Arp Odyssey module, A Dyno my Roto from Keeley electronics, a Nautila from Digitech, a BF2 from Boss, Sea Machine V3 from Earthquaker Devices and a Oceans 11 reverb from Electro-Harmonix."

Wave Creator - An Interactive Sample Loader for your KORG 'logue Synthesizers...

Published on Aug 16, 2019 hammondeggs49

"Be sure to read the documentation before installing!
Available at
Consider helping support these projects at

Wave Creator is an interactive sample loader / user oscillator creator for your KORG minilouge xd and prologue synthesizers. Loading waveforms is super easy, and you can do so much more with the waveforms with the descriptors, there's too much to write here so go and read the manual!"

Patch n Tweak

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