MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Midnight Jam #5 (Moog Sub 37 & Novation Peak)

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Plexis

"Little midnight jam with the Peak routed through the Moog.
Have fun :)"

Music From Outer Space - MFOS - Soundlab Ultimate w/ Expanders and Voice of Saturn

via this auction

"This is a custom built modular synthesizer comprised of the MFOS Soundlab Ultimate and two identical Soundlab Expanders. The case itself was made from old bleachers from the school the builder worked at (who is one of the recommended builders on the MFOS website if you didn't feel up to the DIY challenge). The main synth voice is normalized but can be repatched. The patch points are an interesting combination of banana jacks and 1/4" jacks. There is a passive multiple box included that convert 1/4" and banana cables in either direction.
The bottom of the unit was also signed and dated by Ray Wilson when it was sent in to have the envelope generators response curve tweaked (I believe to make them snappier)

Soundlab Ultimate Features
3 VCOs with Square and Saw Waveforms
Noise Source
External Input
5 Channel Mixer
Analog Lowpass Filter
Analog VCA
Attack and Decay Envelope Generator
Sample & Hold Circuit
Gate Repeater
2 LFOs with Square, Rising Saw, Triangle, Falling Saw Waveforms, and Low and High Rate Ranges
4 Attenuators
Soundlab Expander Features (per each side)
Attack Decay Sustain Release Envelope Generator
Analog Multimode Filter w/ Lowpass, Highpass, and Bandpass
Analog VCA
Ring Modulator (Analog Multiplier)
Signal Booster
Envelope Follower
CV Inverter
4 Channel Mixer

Also included are a bunch of banana cables (some stackable, some not) 3pin cables to link the power from the main Soundlab to the 2 Expanders, and a separately built project Voice of Saturn drone synth. The Voice of Saturn does work but is a little finicky, and seems to need some calibration as the ranges on the controls are very narrow. But it will be an interesting add-on to this system giving you 2 extra VCOs and 1 LFO."

Yamaha SY35

via this auction

"The SY-35 is an awesome sounding vector synth capable of some extremely interesting and evolving sounds. Although very rich and unique sounding, editing is focused around envelope times and preset sound generation, making this more of a musically focused synth that almost always sounds good!"

Blue Roland SH-101

via this auction


via this auction

"Vintage Analog Italian Synth
Mono/Polyphonic synth, organ, strings.
Extremely RARE
Very good condition and perfect working order
Just serviced

It also has a breath controller input and a BBD Bucket Brigade Leslie effect.

Composer uses the same CEM chip to VCA, filters and envelope as the Memorymoog, Oberheim OBX, OBXa/OB8, SCI Prophet 5.
Less than 400 units were produced."

1977 ARP Avatar

via this auction

"Recently serviced and in full working order. Includes original guitar pickup and cable."

Trap 808 Kick Bass Tones Volca Kick

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Dj Puzzle

"Quick demo of the various 808 style Trap bass tones you can get from a Korg Volca Kick. #808s #trap #korgvolca This is by no means a song or full composition of course merely a short demonstration for those who may not know this side of the device. What I ended up doing was sampling some notes and creating sampler patches to use in Ableton live. I feel using this Volca as the sound source gives the samples that extra bit of analogue warmth that I wouldn't get from a soft synth. Not saying soft synths are bad just saying it's nice to have different sources and tones to use and it's also fun to experiment!"

Rhythms & synths - Digitakt, Cursus Iteritas, Wasp filter, Zeenon, Microfreak

Published on Aug 20, 2019 junklight

Yamaha Behind The Synth Podcast


1. Meet Nate and Blake from Yamaha Music USA in the introductory Behind the Synth Podcast.

2. Nate and Blake explore the RM1x Sequencer Remixer, a cool sequencer released in 1999 with a nice tone generator and realtime controls.

3. Nate and Blake explore the CS15, an analog synthesizer released in 1978.

Gecho v2 - How to build your DIY kit (complete unit)

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Gecho Loopsynth

"To give you an idea what's involved in putting together your DIY kit, and at the same time, how does the "Sea" channel sound like when played with a MIDI keyboard.

We will make a similar time-lapse video with the "acrylic sandwich" version, also a guide with photos and more detailed explanations will be published on the website in next few days."

Uli Behringer Requests Collaboration with MOS-LAB ?

In via an anonymous reader.

Update: This left me wondering how many people in the synth building world is either working with or at Behringer now.  I know Luigi Scarano of Fingersonic ended up with Behringer.  It would be interesting to have a list of who's who at Behringer.

MOK Wavewazor Eurorack Module

Published on Aug 20, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We explore the new Waverazor Eurorack Module from MOK. The module features the same patented waveslicing oscillators found in the Waverazor software plugin, complete with a multitude of controls for manipulating the waveslices via the touch screen, knobs, or CV inputs.

We discuss the concepts of waveslicing synthesis, explore the interface, check out some presets, create our own sliced waveform, and go wild with the CV inputs, culminating in a performance with CV sequencers and external drum machines.

00:40 About Waveslicing Synthesis and The Razor
01:34 Exploring the module's controls and various presets
05:50 Editing your own waveforms
08:08 Clock-based wave slicing
12:15 Going wild with CV
12:45 Putting it all together with CV, sequencers, and external drum machines!

External CV via the Arturia MiniBrute 2, and Make Noise Rene and Tempi.
Drum accompaniment for the final section provided by a Korg Volca Beats and Mutant HiHats from

External audio: "Proportional Fish" by Amanda Chaudhary, available at

For more information, please visit Full press release below.
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Yaz "Situation" percussion break Mother 32 demo + Moog Grandmother/Machinedrum/Volca Bass

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of Yaz's "Situation" analog percussion break with the Moog Mother 32, Moog Grandmother on bass, Elektron Machinedrum, and Korg Volca Bass on secondary bass to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 17-40mm lens."

Input Modded Akai VX90 Analogue Synth with Midi SN 10955-13621

via this auction

"Akai VX90 Analogue Synth with Midi. This is the Sound Module version of the Akai AX73. A 6 Voice VCO/VCF synth that is also similar in sound to the AX60 but with Velocity Sensitivity.

This synth is fully working and sounds great. The overall condition is fairly good except for some minor scratches you would associate with its age. The display is a little dim like many older akai's but easily readable. There is some tape residue on the top of the synth as in the photo but with a bit of time and scrubbing could be removed if important to you.

An unusual feature of this synth is an input that allows you to connect to certain earlier Akai samplers such as the S900 and the S950 and use them as a 2nd oscilator, via an Akai DIN connector, for more unusual sound synthesis. However this module has been Modded to include an input jack that allows you to use any sampler ( which with the current prices of the S900/S950s is a good thing) or audio midi sound source as well. I have opened it up and the mod has been been done to a good standard and does not affect the other operations of the unit."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 6099

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Keyboard Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Absolute cherry condition. Studio piece and has never been on the road. I bought it new and have been its only owner"

John Bowen Solaris SN 0364

via this auction, also on Reverb

Update via Z in the comments: "That first photo of the Solaris with the SCI gear is MY PHOTO of MY GEAR."

Note the Solaris has four oscillators, not 3 as stated in this listing, and they are digital, not discrete. I'm guessing by discrete, they mean fully featured, routable, independent oscillators. The Solaris is about as close as it gets to a fully modular poly synth. It's more flexible than most. You can freely assign and route the different components of the synth vs. being stuck on a set path. Check out for details.

"Groundbreaking audiophile digital poly, 3 [4] discrete full-range DCOs per voice.

- 7th-generation, this unit is less than one week old.
I received this unit today from Germany.(8.19.19)
- The unit is still sealed in the factory box and has NOT
been opened (see photos #4 & 5)
- John Bowen has assured me the warranty on this unit is transferable and will be 100% honored. I will provide his contact info if you need to confirm.
- This unit's serial # 0364
- This black-faced unit has the optional backlit pitch/modwheels and newly offered OLED screens.(those options cost extra $$)

The entire 2019 run is sold out. I rarely ever see these for sale. I waited 13-months for this one. Don't miss out on a rare opportunity."

Yamaha DX200 SN HK01358

via this auction

"Nice clean DX200. New internal battery. Includes the original manual and editor software disk."

Futuresonus Parva

via this auction

From the oscillators and wave-shapers to the voltage-controlled filters (VCF) and snappy OTA-based voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCA), Parva's signal path is 100% analog. There's no DSP here.

Eight note polyphonic. Eight voice multi-timbral. Amazingly flexible.

Save and recall patches instantaneously, change parameters via MIDI, and route LFOs and envelopes to more than 40 destinations in the modulation matrix.

Parva is the first analog synthesizer to feature a USB Host port, which allows you to connect any class-compliant USB MIDI keyboard — or other controller — directly, without the need for a computer.

Black Corporation Kijimi SN 1311

via this auction

"Barely used, factory built Black Corporation Kijimi. This is an amazingly expressive analog polysynth with gorgeous, ever evolving sound potential. Smoke free home, perfect physical and operating condition. Includes original box and psu.


Analog polyphonic synthesizer based on the rare RSF Polykobol
Eight voices, complete with full MPE support
Endless potential for evolving souds
Two oscillators and one sub oscillator per voice
Oscillators feature continuously variable wave shape from triangle to pulse
Individual semitone coarse tuning for each oscillator, with fine tuning for Osc. 2
Switchable sync from Osc 1-2 or 2-1
Lowpass filter with tons of modulation options
Filter frequency offers direct control attenuators for velocity, aftertouch, ADSR, and key tracking
Filter resonance with direct control attenuators for velocity and aftertouch
Two cycling ADSR envelopes with multiple speed range options
Global portamento control
Two LFOs with waveshape selection and dedicated AR envelopes for LFO intensity
Extensive modulation routing, with per-source multiple destination selection
Positive or negative modulation selectable via modulation routing interface
LFO1, LFO2, ADSR2, VCO2, Velocity, and Aftertouch are all freely assignable to multiple parameters
Unison mode for staggeringly huge sounds
Oscillator waveshape modulation is basically the coolest sound ever heard out of an analog polysynth."

Buchla 208r Easel Clone Analog Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"For Sale is a 208r Rev 1 (essentially the top portion of an easel). It was built by Roman [Filippov of Black Corporation] and functions perfectly. It only includes the module. No boat or power supply. It has been fully tested. Everything on it works. Spring Reverb tank sounds nice and dark. Will include 5 shortening bars. It is listed as 'very good' because of the screw rack rash. There are no other scratches. Has been kept covered in a case."

Rests in pitch sequences

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Noise Engineering

"Here, we’re using Bin Seq to create a trigger sequence, and running both our voice module, Cursus Iteritas Percido, and Vox Digitalis off of the triggers it creates. We’re also resetting both BS and VD with the same trigger to keep them both in sync when we change up the trigger patterns.
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Boredbrains In Studio: At the Byrd Theatre with Little Black Rain Clouds

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"Our friend and projectionist, Damion Champe, invited us down to Richmond's historic Byrd Theatre to record some improvisations using our INTRFX and Transmutron devices alongside his modular and vintage Korg Delta. The stage was set for a really cool experimental musical experience!


Happy Nerding 2xSAM as Send - Return

Published on Aug 20, 2019 Happy Nerding

"Section 1 works as a stereo attenuator and adjusts the send level for the BigSky.
Section 2 works as a stereo return level control and is set for 5x times amplification to bring BigSky’s line levels back to the modular amplitude.
The mix is recorded from section 2 outputs. Total mix outputs (1+2) are not used."

"2xSAM is 4 HP Dual Stereo Attenuator-Mixer

– Separate stereo outputs for attenuator duties

– Stereo mixer output

– Optional 5x gain for each input to raise line levels to modular amplitude (jumpers on the backside)

– Clean (low noise and distortion) performance

– Right inputs are normalled to Left inputs for easy mono operation

– AC coupled inputs

– Several 2xSAMs can be chained together or with other HN stereo modules via sockets on the back side.

2xSAM’s total mix stereo output can be internally sent to the Isolator, PanMix Jr, 3xStereo Mixer, or can be received from OUT, PanMix, PanMix Jr, 3xStereo Mixer, or another 2xSAM.

27 mA +12V
27 mA – 12V
35 mm Depth
4 HP wide
MSRP: 90 USD or 80 Euro"


Published on Aug 20, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

Estradin 230 Rare 3-OSC VCO Analog Synthesizer USSR "Minimoog"

Published on Aug 20, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction

GLvintageSHOP on eBay


Published on Aug 20, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

Vermona DRM Vintage Analog Drum Machine TR 808 909

Published on Aug 19, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

Update via @vermonagear: "Indeed, this is not a predecessor of the DRM1, so it’s not the MKI. Its name is DRM which stands for Digital Rhythm Machine. BTW: It was the first GDR-device with MIDI."

via this auction

"Vermona DRM 1 Vintage Analog Drum Machine European answer Roland 808 Original case Don't work "snare 1" Output - 1/4 jack The supply voltage of the unit - 220-230V/50Hz. For use it with 110/127V, a voltage converter is necessary/ not added. MADE IN USSR Because it's old thing - sold as is, no return or refund."

GLvintageSHOP on eBay


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