MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

M83 - Outro Pad with Prophet Rev2 + Strymon BigSky

Published on Aug 23, 2019 lucafrancinimusic

"The first patch I made with Rev2 is a soundalike of the famous and amazing Outro pad by M83.
I still prefer the original sound but I love this one too :)"

Simmons SDS-1 EPROM Digital/Analog Drum Synth & Huge EPROM Library (60 EPROMs) SN 005758

via this auction

According to the listing, this is the one featured in these videos.

"Includes 60 SDS Drum EPROMs, for use with Simmons SDS-1, SDS-7, SDS-9 drum synths.

Up for auction is a white vintage Simmons SDS-1 EPROM-based electronic drum pad in working condition, including 60 different Simmons EPROMs which are also compatible with Simmons SDS-7, and SDS-9 drum synths.

The EPROMs included with this auction are reproductions of original Simmons EPROM chips, almost all of the chips are original Simmons sounds, and is rare to see such an expansive library of Simmons EPROM chips being offered on eBay. I have posted recordings of all of the chips in this auction being performed by the SDS-1 in the link below.

The Simmons SDS-1 is a single voice drum synth that uses 8k or 16k EPROMs to play back 8-bit drum sounds and effects. The drum synth can be triggered by hitting the drum pad or via an external trigger input. There is a modulation section on the drum synth that allows you to set the pitch and pitch bend direction, then a separate runtime generator allows you to dial in a random pitch generator that can range from subtle to extreme. Please check out my link below to some MP3s I made with the SDS1 drum synth as well as YouTube videos (the SDS-1 in the YouTube video is the same one being auctioned here).

The Simmons SDS EPROM drum pad is confirmed 100% working, ZIF, LED, external trigger, output, and knobs are all functioning properly. All 60 drum sound EPROMs included with this auction have been tested/verified and are also confirmed working. Battery functionality has not been tested, as the battery cover is missing and is often missing on these vintage drum synths.

Yamaha PortaSound PSS-560 SN 045916 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Excellent condition, played only about 4 times total.

Arranger keyboard 49 keys

2 HP 4 "1.3 Watt each in 6 Ohms


-Volume for automatic bass and chord


Adjusting the pitch-

Setting the tempo-

-4 Battery type selector

-12 Rhythms

Mode-fill in

Mode-synchronization beatbox

-6 Selectors type synthesizer

-3 Selectors type low

-21 Sounds / instruments

Effects-vibrato / duo / sustain / stereo

2 outputs mono jack for external speaker

1 headphone mini jack output

AC or 6 C batteries 1.5 V

Dimensions: 652 x 281.5 x 91mm (l / w / h)

Weight: 3.2 kg (without batteries)"

The Rebirth of the Modular Synthesizer on TEDx Talks

The Rebirth of the Modular Synthesizer | Jarod Sommerfeldt & Bobby Rice | TEDxSUNYPotsdam

Published on Aug 23, 2019 TEDx Talks

"The modular synthesizer dominated the world of electronic music in the 1960s and 70s, yet fell out of favor as the digital revolution took hold. Today, modular synthesizers are receiving an overdue renaissance, thanks in large part to a strong community of dedicated builders, artists, and fans. Enjoy the live performance in conjunction with this talk, that aims to demonstrate how the past can influence the future of creativity in electronic music. Dr. Jerod Sommerfeldt teaches music theory, composition, and electronic music at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Bobby Rice is a student in the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."

Doug Lynner at Mormorsgruvan rural modular festival august 2019

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Fredrik Kallander

"Doug Lynner ( performing at Mormorsgruvan Rural Modular Festival, Mormorsgruvan, Sweden. Doug's instrument is a 2 boat Elby EuroSerge system."

Novation Circuit - Redshift

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Silver Reef

"This ambient-ish track was an exercise in messing around with LFOs. The Circuit has some pretty unique LFO shapes available in the patch editor. Some follow specific scales, and others have interesting rhythmic patterns.

All sounds coming from the Circuit. Patches are from the factory Circuit pack and slightly edited. EQ/limiting in Reaper. Shot on Canon 80D."

Novation Circuit Jams by Silver Reef

Crumar DS-2 Rare Analog Synth in Excellent Condition

via this auction

"Crumar DS-2 Rare Analog Synth. Super rare 2 voice analog synth (yes it's full analog) with polyphonic digital synth that can be turned on or off. This synth sounds huge and the poly synth sounds great under the mono or by itself. LFO 2 has a very rare ladder mode not found on any synth plus S&H. This is like a cross between A Pro-1 and and Oberhiem. Has all knobs but the Speed Glind. Powers on and works perfectly but sold as is. Amazing condition for how rare and old this synth is.

Here's a classic video showing what it can do." [Jexus video posted here]

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 SN 3108 w/ GliGli Mod

via this auction

Korg Polysix w/Tubbutec ModyPoly

via this auction

"This vintage Polysix is fully functional and in very good condition. Cosmetically - super clean! Comes with Tubbutec ModyPoly (+HiRes Upgrade) The ModyPoly – successor of the Modysix – is an upgrade for the Korg Polysix, Poly-61 and Mono/Poly synthesizers and features various additional play modes, a free definable arpeggiator, midi in/out, a sustain pedal input and various other features."

Knobcon Announces Speaker Lineup

via Knobcon:

"Since 2012, Knobcon has consistently delivered high quality electronic arts content, and this year is no different. From the very basics of electronic sound all the way to FM synthesis theory from its creator himself, there is something here to interest anyone that plays an instrument that plugs into the wall.

Saturday, September 7 2019

The Basics of Synthesis
Marc Doty, the undisputed king of YouTube synthesizer videos, provides as comprehensive a primer about synthesis which could be reasonably expected to fit in ninety minutes.

Summit: Novation’s Flagship Synthesizer
Novation Technology Evangelist Enrique Martinez will talk through the features and technology of Summit and how it gives the serious producer or performer everything they need to design and play stunning basses, leads, arps, pads, effects and beyond.

Buchla Music Easel Masterclass
Synthesiser virtuoso and discoverer of The Krell Patch, Todd Barton, demonstrates advanced patching and listening techniques using the Buchla Music Easel.

Sequencing with TORAIZ SQUID
SQUID stands for ‘sequencer inspirational device’ since it provides a feature-rich and user friendly workflow that can be used to sequence a variety of analogue and digital hardware, and software. Get an in-depth look at what the TORAIZ SQUID can do.

Sample Proof Instruments
Jon Sonnenberg explores concepts of "sample proof" instruments and the limitations of sampling as he demonstrates intentional non-repeatability as a feature in new instruments.

Sunday, September 8 2019

Ergonomics for Artist
Industrial designer Brian Alexander (Herman Miller, Design Within Reach) breaks down the correlation between cognitive processing, the physical body, and your ability to perform in the electronic music environment. He will detail key principles and practices for creating an optimal workflow from studio to stage.

Warm Star Electronics' Orbit
Experience a live modular infomercial! Bradford Kinney of Warm Star Electronics will walk us through the world of his odd and powerful modules, including the newly-unveiled Orbit. Something will be raffled!

Learn FM Synthesis from Dr. Chowning Himself
FM synthesis has a reputation for being as impenetrable as it is dynamic. Fortunately its inventor, Dr. John Chowning, is here to help us understand it better. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you won't want to miss!

Modular for the Masses
Extreme synth DIYer and circuit sculpture specialist Juanito Moore returns with his unique approach to synthesizer design. Learn to break free from the confines of the PCB to create functional, musical art.

The Horror of Marketing-Driven Nomenclature
The history of synthesizers has been a wild blur of technological development, visionary composition, and manic entrepreneurial spirit and as a result, synthesizer terminology can be very confusing. Presented by Marc Doty."

Note Exhibitor Locations are Still Available

0-Coast Semi-Modular Synthesizer Expansion

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Make Noise 0-Coast is an excellent way to get started with modular synthesis, providing all the key components of a typical modular synth in a small form factor and at an awesome price. One of the best things about the 0-Coast (or any semi-modular synth) is that it is easily expandable—it can interface directly with any CV-capable gear to instantly extend its functionality.

In this video, we explore some of the common ways of expanding the 0-Coast: with external sequencing (a la Korg's SQ-1 step sequencer), extra modulation sources (via Make Noise's Maths), and the addition of a traditional filter (in this case, Electrosmith's 2144 Lowpass Filter). Of course, there are tons of other ways to expand the 0-Coast; but these are some of our favorite ways to instantly take it into much broader territory.

Check out our Signal article about expanding your 0-Coast setup here:"

The XOR Modules - VCV Rack Live Stream

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Omri Cohen

"In this live stream, we will explore some of the sequencers from The XOR.

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

Here you can find The XOR modules -

If you find something interesting during the stream, please feel free to leave a timestamp link in the comments so other people can find it easily :) Thank you!"

Luke Neptune's Rev2 House, Disco & Funk Soundset

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Luke Neptune

"Buy this soundset here

House Disco & Funk features 100 patches designed to be danced to!
Filled with funky brasses, detuned House chords, bouncy basses, euphoric strings and searing leads.

The funky patches are heavily inspired by great artists and producers such as Jam & Lewis and Prince.

The House patches are inspired by the House and Techno music of the late 80s and early to mid 90s, with a selection of modern EDM style patches in there too.

The Disco patches are inspired by the early 80s Disco sound (Think Pointer Sisters- Automatic).

House, Disco & Funk features a handful or recreation patches such as Underworld- Born Slippy, 808 State- Pacific State, Michael Jackson- Thriller (Bass), Inner City- Good Life, Daft Punk- Da Funk, Haddaway- What Is Love (Bass), Moby- Go & Mr Fingers- Can You Feel It.

House Disco & Funk also features a Talkbox patch that has been carefully recreated from the Yamaha DX100’s ‘Hardbrass’ preset -the preset that the great Roger Troutman used to use- So just hook a Talkbox up to your Rev2 find the patch named ‘Talkbox patch’ and get your computer voiced funk on!

Extra effort has been put into routing multiple sources to the mod wheel, in affect turning it into a kind of ‘super nob’ with the ability to transform a patch into a whole new sound! -great for dance music builds and drops-.

I enjoyed making this soundset, it was clear from my very first touches of the Rev2 that it was a synth that would excel at dance music. Hopefully you agree and find it a great source of musical inspiration.

On purchase you will receive step by step instructions on how to load the sounds and how to back up any of your existing patches should you wish too."

Novation // Beats and Bytes - Peak + ROLI Seaboard RISE 25

Published on Aug 23, 2019 NovationTV

"We have partnered with ROLI to show how to use their Seaboard RISE 25 controller with our Peak synthesizer. Tune into the livestream to learn how to utilize ROLIs advanced MIDI capabilities to control the functions of Peak.

To discover more about Peak:

Spirited jam w/ the Elektron Octatrack MkII, Novation Peak

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by my first hour or two with the Elektron Octatrack. I was having such a great time with the Octatrack's scene functions that I haven't even gotten around yet to many of its core features (like, you know, sampling). And while everyone who has an OT raves about it, I feel like I didn't appreciate just how inspiring, spontaneous, and performance-friendly it was until I tried it. I'm really looking forward to digging into the machine more.

Elektron Octatrack MkII — Sampler, sequencer and effects (for Peak)
Novation Peak — Pad / bass

Written and performed within a 24-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

Novation Circuit - Resolute

Published on Aug 21, 2019 Silver Reef

"This one's loosely inspired by Autechre - 'Bike'. I'm having fun exploring different styles and genres. The Circuit is a versatile little machine!

All sounds coming from the Circuit. EQ/limiter in Reaper. Shot on Canon 80D."

You can find additional Novation Circuit videos by Sivler Reef here.

BARx - Drive (Live Version) [Retrowave]

Published on Aug 23, 2019 BARxMusic

"Drive/Park is out now! Buy/Stream:

Here it is, the live version of Drive!

Hardware used in this video:
-Novation SL MkIII Controller
-Korg Minilogue
-Behringer Model D
-Digitech Nautila Chorus
-Donner Tutti Love Chorus

Software instruments used:
-Korg Legacy M1
-Ample Bass P

All hardware and software synths were controlled with the SL MkIII

Recorded into Cubase with the Steinberg UR-RT2 w/ Neve Transformers."

Peter Zinovieff ‘Electronic Calendar: The EMS Tapes’ Double CD

via Electronic Sound:

"‘Electronic Calendar: The EMS Tapes’ is a lavish double CD set featuring more than 20 pieces by EMS founder Peter Zinovieff. The package includes a 64-page booklet containing extensive liner notes and exclusive photos, plus extracts from Zinovieff’s own diaries and writings.

The work was produced by Zinovieff at his studio in Putney in the 1960s and early 1970s and is an essential addition to every early electronic music fan’s archive. The first CD consists of collaborations with British composer Harrison Birtwistle and the German composer and Marxist Hans Werner Henze, while the second disc mainly features solo compositions.

As a record of the pioneering days of electronic music and computer control, ‘Electronic Calendar’ is captivating, strange and evocative of a period of intense experimentation and boundless possibilities.

The full track listing is:

Disc 1

Disc 2
03. ‘UN KNOWN 1’
05. ‘UN NAMED 1’
08. ‘UN NAMED 2’
12. ‘UN NAMED 3’

Error Instruments Trash Drum Eurorack Module

Published on Aug 23, 2019 paul tas

"Trash drum

2 cv in

vactrol controllable

inspired by no drum geiskes

experimental drum module

100% analog percussion drum
its sweeps blur trashy as mad!

vactrol controllable"

Friday Jam #19

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Modal Electronics

"SKULPT is on pad duties in today's jam while CRAFTsynth 2.0 delivers a luscious lead, a sub-bass, and some sneaky extra chords.

Have a lovely weekend!"

Modal Electronics Friday Jams

Cwejman PH-8 Four Phase Generator Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Cwejman PH-8 eurorack synthesizer module. All analog 4 phase generator with sync input and extensive voltage controllability. A very unique and special module. Excellent condition."

You can find a few demos of the Cwejman PH-8 in the archives here.

Simmons Portakit SN 00214

via this auction

ACE TONE RHYTHM ACE FR-8L SN 050079 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Very near mint and super clean – looks like it was never really used and has been in the box since it was made. Complete with original box and packaging."

Creamware PRO 12 ASB Polyphonic Prophet 5 Emulation Desktop Synth SN 0C8THX60H

via this auction

Novation KS4

via this auction

"Novation ks4 synthesizer, in good working but used condition.

4 part analogue modeling synth with 3 oscillators, ring mod, FM + noise.
3 filter types 12/24 db.
2 LFO's
2 ADSR envelopes.
6 effect types with vocoder.
audio input.
Drum sounds and 4 part arpegiator.
some knobs replaced and side panels re- sprayed. please see pictures."

Oberheim OB-12 Viscount Synth

via this auction

"Item is working but needs IEC connector housing fixing properly as it has become slightly loose and so has been taped over as a precaution."

Korg Volca FM

via this auction

"Excellent condition. Comes with manual and algorithm list cheatsheet. Custom clear knob added to the volume."

Moog Opus 3

via this auction

"100% fully functional and sounds amazing. The keybed is perfectly level and has a great feel. It has a little wear as to be expected out of a 39 year old instrument (Please see pics). It's missing one slider cap in the organ section which in no way affects the playability. I bought this in Japan a few years ago from a vintage synth shop that restores analog synths. It requires a converter to 100 Volts which I will provide for free."

Bugbrand Devices SV-1 2018 Bug Blue

via this auction

"This is a rare find. This Bugbrand SynthVoice 1 comes loaded with everything you need to expand your sound pallet. This SV-1 is in 10/10 cosmetic shape and is 100% fully rocking. I will include some Bug bananas and it has its original power supply."

Oberheim OB-XA

via this auction

System 80 810 Eurorack Synth Voice

via this auction

Piano & Synthesizer V

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Landrow

Modal SKULPT and Micro Freak - Friday Fun Synth Jam

Published on Aug 23, 2019 sonicstate

"We confess, the Modal Electronics SKULPT got hidden behind something else on our instrument racks - it being so small, but we rediscovered it during a long overdue studio clearup. We thought we'd pair it up with the Arturia MicroFreak, stick them both into the Ventris Dual Reverb (a favourite of ours for its routing flexibility and well, the sound)

The Micro Freak is supplying the mono bass sound - has a Chemical Brothers vibe to it we think, and the SKULPT the harmonic pads."

Snazzy FX - workshop and live performance at SchneidersLaden

Published on Aug 23, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"On August 15th 2019 Dan Snazelle payed SchneidersLaden a visit to talk about his work as a musician and manufacturer of musical instruments. During the workshop Dan presented a short live performance, similar to what he plays in clubs and he talked through his system. By focusing on his own modules he explained what purpose his own designs serve in a modular system that is dedicated to live performances."

Korg Polysix through some Moogerfoogers

Published on Aug 23, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is just a short sound exploration featuring the Korg Polysix running through some Moogerfoogers and Valhalla reverb. I was mainly just warming up my new setup. I kinda decided to bring out some analog hardware again cause I've been getting back into some post-punk/new wave music and I forgot how much I love analog gear, especially like super noisy stuff. The moogerfoogers used are the MF-108M, MF-104M and MF-103. I also used a mini fooger ring mod. The MS-20 isn't being used in this vid. For reverb I'm using the ValhallaDSP Room plugin set to a large cathedral preset. There's also a bit of drums coming from Ableton via some CR-78 samples."

09-The Arturia MicroFreak- Oscillator types I: Formant

Published on Aug 23, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Formant digital oscillator present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Eurythmics Sexcrime | The awesomeness of Sampling | Breakdown/tutorial/remake

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Espen Kraft

"The world of sampling came to my attention big time with this single 'Sexcrime' from the album '1984' by Eurythmics. I got set on doing voice sampling of my own voice in my music. This was back in early 1985. Fast forward 34 years and it's only appropriate that I remake/cover one of my old-time favorite songs."

Roland S-10, Sequential Circuits Tom, E-Mu Drumulator, KORG DW-8000, Roland Alpha Juno-2, PPG VST V2, VST PG-8H, Behringer Model D.

And the original:

Eurythmics "Sex Crime" 1984

nonlinearcircuits VCAs fuzz/distortion

VCAs fuzz Published on Aug 23, 2019 cirtcele

"Short demo of the fuzz section on this triple VCA."

"This 8HP module contains 3 VCAs and a fuzz/distortion. The VCAs are similar to the ones used in the NLC Cluster; simple OTA based but work very well.

The fuzz/distortion is part of the bottom VCA and is a typical diode based affair, on the PCB the space for these are thru-hole so you can install Si or Ge diodes or LEDs. Turn the Fuzz pot to 0 if you just want VCA.

Panel = USD20
assembled = USD160"

Demo: Seca Ruina multiband distortion/VCA for modular synth

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Noise Engineering
Update: Re-Published on Aug 24, 2019

0:43 Panel and controls
1:21 Distortion drives
3:39 Separating channels
4:40 All 4 distortion modules
4:51 Jam

Update: the official press release:

"Los Angeles, California: Noise Engineering​ is proud to announce ​Seca Ruina,​ a multiband distortion and VCA module with extensive CV control, as part of their Distortion-of-the-Month series.

Seca Ruina​ takes voltage-controlled distortion in a new direction. Like a classic 3-band EQ, ​Seca Ruina has knob and CV control over low shelf, high shelf, and mid notch. However, instead of just changing the volume of each frequency band, it runs each through a separate drive circuit to give sounds completely new tones. Multiband distortion and processing is somewhat unexplored territory in Eurorack, and Seca Ruina​’s separate band outs make further mangling easy, too. Combine ​Seca Ruina ​with multiple CV inputs to make it really shine! ​Seca Ruina ​also features a bypassable output VCA. Pair it with an envelope and you have a characterful way to control the dynamics of an oscillator or completely reshape a sound.

Seca Ruina​’s thorough CV control, gorgeous multiband drive, extensive outputs, and small 6-hp footprint make it a no-brainer for any system, big or

Price: $180

Availability:​ Seca Ruina is in stock and available now."


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