MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 06, 2019

MPC1000/JX-8P/BassStation2/Slim Phatty/MiniBrute2 - Midiverse - TV

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Here's a quick sequence using the MPC1000 and several different synthesizers. Let's check it out."

lilla solstråle. p 5-10

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Servando Barreiro

"bit of summer vibes in this pattern"

Conductive Labs MRCC (MIDI Router Control Center) by Conductive Labs - sneak peak

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Conductive Labs

"Conductive Labs demos the MRCC (MIDI Router Control Center) early sneak peek prototype from KnobCon 2019.

We'll be linking to the KICKSTARTER campaign as soon it becomes available."

Update: it's now on Kickstarter here.

Conductive Labs brought us the NDLR. Thanks to Simo for the head up!

'Morning Tides' Ambient looping improv. with Mimeophon, Morphagene and Peak

Published on Sep 6, 2019 State Azure

"Thought I'd share this little jam I did with the Mimeophon and Peak today. Mimeophon makes a really wonderful looper. I could play with this little setup for hours/days."

Troubleshooting & Repairing Electronic Music Synthesizers by Delton T. Horn

via this auction

- Analog and digital synthesizers
- MIDI & MIDI cables
- MD & D/A interfaces

"One of the most comprehensive books on troubleshooting and repairing modular analog (and digital) synthesizers. Apart from some moderate cover wear, the book is in very good condition. Softcover, 206 pages."

Octave Cat Analog Synthesizer (non SRM)

via this auction

"Very rare Octave Cat synth (rev A - not SRM version) for sale. This version is the rarest version of this synth, with discrete low pass filter consisting of CA3080 OTAs. Sounds amazing!

This one has been fully gone through by one of So Cal’s best synth techs! Here’s a list of the services it has received:

All new keyboard bushings

All new gold plated CV and Gate Buss Bars

All circuit boards “re-capped” with new electrolytic capacitors

All sliders have been fully reconditioned (removed from pcbs, opened up, meticulously cleaned and re lubricated)

All new CMOS device ICs

Fully tuned and calibrated

Cosmetically 9/10!


Roland JD-800 SN ZC78389

via this auction

"L/Mono output intermittent and some wear and tear, but otherwise good used condition.

The Roland JD-800 is a '90s-era digital synth, featuring a multitude of tactile sliders and real-time parameter controls. Loaded with features, players get 100 built-in basic samples, multi-stage envelopes, Roland's effects suit, and the ability to layer four different synths for one patch. It also features low-, high-, and band-pass filters. At a max 24-tone polyphony, it's not quite limitless, but remains a solid choice for anyone looking for a capable digital synth with a little bit of analog flair."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

Creamware Pro-12 - Hardware Prophet-5 Emulation SN 5T7B6XA04

via this auction

"Absolutely perfect condition Creamware Pro-12 synth. Everything works as it should and it sounds fantastic. I've A/B this against my own Prophet-5 (rev 3.2) and it's so close you can hardly tell the difference in my opinion. Each knob sends a receives CC so you can also use this to program VSTi Prophet software instruments. Great effects built-in. 12-voice poly, or 6-voice unison with detune, or stack all 12 voices for monster unison. "

Novation // Start Making - Industrial Techno

Published on Sep 6, 2019 NovationTV

"Next up in our Start Making series, we grabbed a load of sounds from a workshop (using a power drill, hammer and an angle grinder...) to use as samples and make an Industrial Techno track with only a Launchpad Pro and what comes in the box.

What do you get with Launchpad Pro?
The sounds in the video are sampled using an iPhone and input into Ableton Live Lite, alongside the Bass Station plug-in, V-Station plug-in and an XLN Addictive Keys Instrument (one from a choice of four!).

Discover more:
--- Launchpad Pro -

#WeAreNovation #LaunchpadPro"

NOVATION PEAK - Sounds & Presets | Synth Demo

Published on Sep 6, 2019 synth4ever

"Novation Peak factory sounds & presets synth demo. This synthesizer demo of the Novation Peak features some of my favorite presets including pads, arps, textures, sfx, ambient soundscapes and more.

The Novation Peak is a versatile digital/analog hybrid synth for the modern era. In this demo I showcase various Novation Peak factory presets and sounds that come with the synth, which i feel highlight the Peak's great sound design capabilities.

If you enjoy these factory sounds and presets, stay tuned for my custom Novation Peak patches / sound pack which will be released in the near future."

1986 Roland Alpha Juno 1/2 "An easy to operate synthesizer with excellent sound quality" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll fin the rest of the scans and a full write-up.

ALFA R AS3394E - mP Controllable Synthesizer Voice on a Chip

via ALFA R

"The AS3394E is a complete analog music synthesizer voice-on-a-chip intended for software control by a microprocessor system. Included inside the compact 24 pin package is fully temperature compensated, wide range, voltage controlled oscillator providing suboscillator, triangle, sawtooth, and pulse waveforms; a voltage controlled mixer for adjusting the balance between the internally generated VCO waveforms and any external signal; a dedicated four-pole low-pass voltage controlled filter with voltage controlled resonance; a modulation amount VCA for modulating the filter frequency by the triangle waveform output of the VCO; and a final VCA for allowing the output to be enveloped. Envelope control for both the VCF and final VCA may be provided by either a hardware envelope generator such as the AS3310 or through software.

Ranging between -4 and +4 volts, all eight control inputs are provided with internal very high input impedance, low bias current buffers. Thus interface to a microprocessor system may be accomplished simply with a single DAC, 4051-type CMOS multiplexer, and 8 hold capacitors.

Requiring a bare minimum of other external components, the AS3394E is ideal for polyphonic or polytimbric musical instruments featuring rich, analog sound.


- Complete synthesizer Voice on a Chip
- Sample & Hold buffers on-chip for easy interface to a uP
- Fully temperature compensated VCO
- Independently selectable VCO waveforms
- Suboscillator output
- Separate saw output
- Separate vco and filter sections allowing design flexibility
- Constant Loudness vs Resonance VCF
- Rich Sounding VCF Design
- Filter FM routing for more Timbres
- Low Noise, Low Feedthrough VCA
- Few External Components"

New Chase Bliss Blooper Looper

Published on Mar 5, 2019 Knobs

Currently on Kickstarter

"In January of 2018, shortly after the Winter NAMM show, my friend Knobs and I were on a plane to San Francisco. It's difficult to describe the feelings surrounding the immediate aftermath of a NAMM show, but we are a bit loony. We were also excited because we were going to visit one of our favorite musicians, Tycho (this trip yielded this video). Throughout the flight, Knobs kept talking about how there were no loopers out there that fit his needs, and at some point in the flight we just looked at each other and said, "Should we make a looper together?" We began working on the concept immediately.

A few months later, we enlisted the help of DSP code guru Mark Seel of 3 Degrees Audio to help fully realize the radical ideas that Knobs had. Several months later we added Parker Coons (former DOD / Digitech engineer) to help with hardware design and to provide general engineering support.

In January of 2019, one year after the idea was originally conceived, we found ourselves at a crossroads. We had worked tirelessly to demonstrate our ideas and to develop a physical prototype to show at the Winter NAMM show. Getting the hardware in its first iteration was a photo finish with the start of the tradeshow. We had our prototype and we had our booth, but there was just one problem... the prototype just kind of sucked. We knew it had promise, of course, but our original ideas just did not translate well when we finally actually had the thing in front of us.

So, we decided to do something a little risky, and a little weird. We decided to show the prototype anyway, and just tell people right there at the show what we felt was wrong with it. Then, we decided to document our progress on the device, and gather feedback from other musicians both at the NAMM show and through online comments of our YouTube videos.

Of course we don't expect everyone to actually watch all of this stuff so here is what we believe to be the most exciting features about blooper:

40 seconds max loop time (48kHz, 16 bit) with ultra-low-noise hardware / XMOS DSP processor, 32 save-able presets and full undo / redo capability

8 layers of undo / redo, unlimited overdubs (oldest layer gets discarded after 8)

Layers knob to navigate through undo / redo layers

6 loop modifiers (quantized & free time/speed changes, scrambler, trimmer, filter and dropper) available over 2 independent channels

Normal, additive (effects get recorded), and one-shot sampling modes

Full midi implementation via 1/4" TRS

Repeats knob for fading loops or to use blooper like a tap-tempo delay

CV clock sync and modulation control

Stability control introducing optional tape and warble effects to loop.

Chase Bliss ramping control (including randomization and ability to sync to loop time)

Expression control over any parameter either individually or simultaneously

Dip-switches for customizing behavior: dry kill, straight to overdub, etc.

In closing, thank you so much for all of your support and feedback so far. This has largely been a community driven project, and feels especially appropriate for Kickstarter. We are targeting a release / ship date of Thursday, December 12th so that bloopers are safely received by Christmas / Winter Holidays."

GliGli and Behringer Announce Partnership

First Fingersonic's Luigi Scarano, then Korg's Hiroaki Nishijima, now GliGli has joined Behringer.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

“GliGli and Behringer announced today that they have entered into a collaboration to develop classic analog synthesizers.

Fabrice, aka. GliGli stated: 'Behringer reached out to me to help them bring iconic synthesizers back to life. For many years it has been my passion to create a much improved firmware for the Sequential P-600 and to design my own poly synth projects. Uli’s synthesizer Vision provides a fantastic opportunity for me to contribute to the re-imaging of some of the best synthesizer designs from the 1970’s, and to make them accessible to everyone - a Vision I profoundly believe in and want to be part of.'

GliGli continues: 'My goal with P600fw was to have the vintage polysynth of my dreams. I used my computer science and electronics knowledge to make something that was both easy to install, capable of getting the most out of the analog hardware and most of all, fun to make!'

Uli Behringer, Founder of Behringer and Music Tribe commented: 'It’s an honor to have GliGli on our team - Fabrice is an amazing synth designer and I am so proud that we could win him for our ambitious Vision.

Ever since I designed my own synthesizer in 1977, I have been passionate about synthesizers and today, Behringer is on a mission to bring back classic synthesizers as well as design completely new instruments and make them available at prices everyone can afford. We at Behringer believe that everyone should have access to the amazing synthesizers and sounds of the 70’s and 80’s.'

Uli continues: 'This partnership also demonstrates that we welcome collaborations with boutique manufacturers as we believe we can perfectly coexist and complement each other. We are currently recruiting 70 experienced synth engineers from all over the world to join us in our synthesizer mission. People interested can directly contact me at'”

itijik Music Production Club Update!

Published on Sep 6, 2019 itijik

via supporting member, itijik.

"itijik Production Club:

If you’re already a club member, go check out the feed and get involved.

🔥 There’s lots of new material every month, samples and stems to use in your projects, royalty free and exclusive to the club.

✅ The first Chop Shop has started and the official pack is ready to download. I’ve already heard some cool stuff being worked on!

💎 Get a share of stream revenue when I use your club samples in a release! Some valuable and unique benefits are offered. Go read the details on the club page!

🔊Music: itijik “Muzzle Pieces (ingredients)” was released on all streaming services. The full stems are available on the club page for use in your tracks! All royalty free.

🔑 If you’re not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Getting in early means you will have access to everything as its released. Don’t miss out! Go join on Patreon and unlock all the goods!
itijik Production Club:"

New ENVISION SOUND - Strata Ableton Live Controller

Strata - Prototype Demos

Strata - Quick Start Demos [Beta]

via Isotonik Studios:


Over the past few yerar i've lost count of the number of times people have suggested that Isotonik gets into the controller business. I've always wondered whether the truly perfect controller could ever exist with the amount of times that I change my mind and performance template.

But then maybe i've not been approaching it in the right way, what if there was a controller that focused on the functionality of Ableton Live rather than on my specific performance?

That's where Strata comes in, a brand new Ableton Live Controller that's due to launch on Kickstarter in October. I've seen many controllers launch and fail on the platform but i hope this ones different and thought i'd share it with you at this early stage to give the guys behind it as much as a chance of success as i can and so here's some words of introduction from Galen Farrel the driving force behind the project...

When my cat is playing experimental Music.

Published on Sep 5, 2019 Sound Provider

"Total Studio Life experience today, I was doing some Mastering when my lovely cat propose me to do some experimental drone Music, So here is a part the result :D

For people who are interested my kitty use a Diy "Garden Synth", a DIY synth I build years ago after after watching Folktek Resonant or Luminist Garden from the genius Arius Blaze with H9 effects from Eventide and my old Tape delay the beautiful Roland Space Echo.

I build the 'Garden Synth' with one old random box + Guitar and Bass String and cheap Piezo Mics"


Published on Sep 5, 2019 BoBeats

"Everything you need to know about the new Roland MC707 in under 7 Minutes. Made possibly thanks to all the lovely people who support the channel on"

You can find BoBeats' longer overview video here.

How to record VCV Rack in Reaper using ReaRoute

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is a short video all about recording VCV Rack in Reaper using ReaRoute, which will, unfortunately, works only on Windows. ReaRoute makes it really easy to record the master out and also multi-track record VCV Rack into Reaper.

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

You can find the patch from this video on my Patreon page -
Here you can find Reaper -"

TEST SERIES Folktek Matter Plug-In And Card Set 1 Eurorack Sound Design

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Experimenting with Soot, Sand, and Dust cards.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

BLCK_NOIR: 1 year after release, documentary about photo-shooting w/ Julia Bondar

Published on Sep 6, 2019 TheEndorphines

"It is exactly 1 year since we've released BLCK_NOIR - 7 voices drum modules with effects and filter.
We took a risk by choosing these peculiar and not a mainstream sounds for this machine. It is on the edge!
We are grateful to each musician who took this risk with us by getting our product!
Now we can trace changes which Blck Noir made on us during its development so did on the musicians and their live performance approaches.
We made electronic beat sounds different and recognizable. We increased the number of available effects twice. And we still have more ideas for new updates.
Here is a small documentary video from backstage shooting the photo session before Superbooth'19 module's announce.
Each product through its history has a character, the look, which we want to convey through photography and cinematography.
Initial #BLCK_NOIR inspiration came from the dark/minimal wave music. So going back into the roots of that style, it was derived from the basically gothic-rock scene with electronic, industrial and neo-romantic influences. That music is characterized by gloomy, atmospheric, minor sound with expressive, melancholic or even theatrical vocal. Usually deliberate 'split personality' of the vocalist, playing on the contrasts. Such records are usually supplied with conceptual photo-sets, starting from the 80s for example from Dead Can Dance. We can observe similarities in other music styles like metal or gothic-rock. That was exactly what we needed, as we wanted to picture Julia in a raw, unedited, analog way.
Music by: Julia Bondar - Intermezzo (from BLCK NOIR album which was released 1 year and a week ago:,"

Julia Bondar - Fleurs Du Mal (official video)

Published on Aug 22, 2019 Julia Bondar

"This song is a combination of two worlds: cold electronic machines and existential soul search for love. Initially, Fleurs Du Mal was made as a track to taste newly released electronic drum synthesizer - Blck_Noir. Lyrics were written later, inspired by french Charles Baudelaire's - Les Fleurs Du Mal poetry. The full composition is made on a modular synthesizer."

Julia Bondar - live modular set at Magia Roja (12/04/19, BCN)

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Julia Bondar Shuttle System Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Synth & Decksaver Cover

via this auction

"Please note all modules have up to date firmware except for the new firmware for Grand Terminal which includes the blck_noir effects. If you want me to update to this before posting let me know at time of payment. It may delay postage by a day. Or you can easily update this yourself.

The Cockpit mixer module has been set as 4 mono inputs. The configuration can be changed using jumpers on the back to any combination of mono and stereo inputs. Refer to the manuals and I recommend reading all manuals fully as this is a very deep synthesizer system and capable of extremely rich sounds."


via this auction

"Rare pocket synthesizer with detachable keyboard featuring 29 soft-touch foil keys.

Marries 8 note polyphony with a real analogue beatbox featuring six preset rhythms and a small but effective speaker.

Great analogue sounds from this diminutive instrument.

Complete with box, Japanese manual and warranty card, cardboard/polystyrene inserts.

Powered by 5 x AA batteries (included).

• 29 soft touch foil keys – detachable remote slimline keyboard
• built-in speaker
• 8 notes polyphony
• 6 preset rhythms – waltz, samba, swing, slow rock, pops, rock
• 8 preset synth sounds – piano, electric piano, organ, pipe organ, harp, accordion, clarinet, violin
• jacks for AC adapter & headphone

Excellent condition, cosmetic and functional. Working 100%. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition."

Korg Poly-Ensemble S 70's Poly/Paraphonic Vintage String Synth

via this auction

"Korg Poly-Ensemble S string synthesizer, produced between 1976-1979. This is a divide down/Paraphonic synth, meaning that every key can be played at the same time, however they all share the same FX/filtering. The Poly-S has a number of voices, from Organ, Brass, Strings, Choirs, with a built-in Phaser FX unit. It's an incredibly unique, and lush sounding synthesizer. This particular unit seems to be in working condition, it does have some scratch in the volume pot/knob, and the large buttons that select the voices have a bit of scratch to them. A few of the buttons for the voices get temperamental on occasion, but have never stopped working completely. It probably needs a good cleaning. Also, the power light has never worked since I've owned it, meaning I purchased it as such around 12 years ago. Also, the 'male' end on the power chord is missing some covering, see the photos for what I mean. This hasn't affected the unit in any way that I can tell. One of the keys on the keybed has a visible crack in it, but was fixed a number of years ago with some super glue, again, see the photos for a better understanding of the condition. Lastly, the case/road case has a lot of wear on it, makes sense given the age of the instrument..."

Korg MS-20 Kit Analog Semi-Modular Mono Synthesizer Full-Sized Reissue

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer with Kiwi Upgrade - Custom Syntegrator Build 524772

via this auction

"Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer with Kiwi Upgrade.
Mint Condition.
This special Kiwi 106 was built by Syntegrator, the author of all the Kiwi upgrades pc and mac editors.
It has Jupiter style Kiwi 106 graphics and custom wood ends and front (under keys).
You can download the editors and manual from Syntegrator's Kiwi-106 website.
The Kiwi 106 has many upgrades including 8 patch banks instead of the original 2.
This unit is wired for US 120 volts. Power cord included."

KORG PSS-50 Super Section Programmable Portable Synthesizer Drum Machine SN 002941

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator II + SN 2126

via this auction

"Here is an original Emu Emulator II + (plus) with dual floppy disks (all working). As seen in Ferris Beuller's day off. Probably most famously used by Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, and so many others! Amazing digital sound mixed with analog filters. Wow!

Introduced in 1985 at a "low" price of $9995 ($23,832.97 for inflation!). It bridged the gap between the $60,000 Fairlight and Synclavier and the $1695 Mirage.

The Plus model

Everything is original and functions great across the board. Has been stored in dry, moderate temperature, smoke-free studio for many many years.

Comes with original owners manual and 20 or so disks (photo incoming), which includes original Emu disks, Northstar, copies, bootlegs, and custom made disks.

Loaded with v.3.0 software.

Cosmetically everything is in good shape with some minor scratches, but nothing major on the body. Keyboard has a broken but fixed key, and slightly cock-eyed lowest key, which has been that way in the 10+. Despite that all keys play and trigger great."

Roland TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

Erica Synths Black System II Demo

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Erica Synths

"Seven patches with the Black System 2

00:03 - Patch 1
01:39 - Patch 2
02:58 - Patch 3
04:20 - Patch 4
05:08 - Patch 5
06:20 - Patch 6
08:21 - Patch 7

Patches 2 and 6 are sequenced by Yamaha QY70 (no sounds are used from the unit)"

What's Better? A £45 Keyboard or an Expensive Eurorack Modular? Leaving The Laptop Episode 13

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Michael Forrest

"Here's a comparison of my old Yamaha PSS-480 and my custom Waldorf Eurorack rig."

Broken Tape Simulator Eurorack Module

Published on Sep 6, 2019 paul tas

Based on the Broken Tape effects box.

Ensoniq ESQ'M - Is It The Most Boring Synth Ever? No!

Published on Sep 6, 2019 Espen Kraft

"Someone told me recently that the Ensoniq ESQ'1 was the most boring synth ever. Therefor I revisit this synth to check if it's true.

A big thanks to Anders Enger Jensen for lending out his near mint ESQ'M to me for this demo. Thanks my friend! :)

The Ensoniq ESQ'1 and ESQ'M are digital/analog hybrid synths, digital oscillators/waveforms and analog filter.
Together with the Korg DW-8000 and the Kawai K3 they were the closest you could get to a PPG without brealing the bank back in the mid- to late 80s.

3 Oscillators per voice with 32 different waveforms to pick from. Extensive modulation routing possibilities and both AM and Oscillator Sync makes this a very complex synth and it gives any production a great set of textures to choose from.

When I test out a synth, I check if it's a synth that can add texture, spice and edge to my more commercial mid-80s synthpop sound. I'm not after industrial, overly dark or experimental adds to my productions. All my demos must be experienced with that in mind. If you're after bleeding resonance, spikes or Trent Reznor'ish soundscapes, you will not find that here. ;-)"

Demo :: OTO BAM Reverb on SH101 (Aphex Riff)

Published on Sep 5, 2019 SOLON Music

"Demo of the OTO Bam Space Generator Reverb using Roland SH101 synth playing Aphex Twin riff from 'Tha' (Selected Ambient Works 85-92).

7 Presets demo'ed:

1.3 Cold Wave (Room)
2.2 Solaris (Ambient)
1.2 Tired Room (Room)
1.6 The Rite of the Plate (Plate)
2.5 The Intruder (Non-Linear)
1.1 Le Salon De Musique (Room)
3.1 SOLON (Ambient)

About SOLON:

Matt Singmin is an English musician based in Sydney, Australia, composing and producing meditative electronic music. He is the DJ & Co-founder of The Future Sound of Yoga, and an explorer of the magic in vintage & modern audio gear."

SH 7 Midi Murf

Published on Sep 5, 2019 UFO LFO

"Running the old Roland through a midi Murf with some eventide Blackhole reverb"

UFO LFO SH 7 videos

MIDERA | Close to midnight

Published on Sep 5, 2019 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
Access Virus TI
Elektron Machinedrum

#spectralis #Virus #machinedrum

New Modal Electronics Argon8 8 Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesiser

Published on Sep 6, 2019 sonicstate

Looks like a Synton Syrinx meshed with a KOG Minilogue.

See it at Knobcon in Chicago this weekend!

"The ARGON8 is an 8 voice digital Polysynth with a three octave full size Fatar keybed (with aftertouch),120 high resolution wavetables (from 002 as well) 4 oscillators per voice, 28 wavetable processors including de-rez, phase shapers and rectify.

We had a look at the pre-production prototype - presets have not been created yet and the final look will be tweaked, with Jackson (we're fortunate in that Modal are just down the road). The ARGON8 will be on show at Knobcon this weekend if you are going - we'll have a reporter there so hope to get another look.

Final pricing is TBC, but Modal tell us that it will be competitive certainly sub $1000 - as soon as we know we'll tell you. Modal are also confident that the ARGON8 will be shipping well before Christmas worldwide."

Priced at $699 / £579 / €649


True 8 voice polyphonic


120 carefully crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets, covering virtual analogue classics through to cutting edge EDM and many from the original Modal 002 as well as a whole range of mathematically generated tables. Additional PWM bank and 4 noise/modulation banks accessible on Oscillator 2


Patch n Tweak

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