MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

OB-6: Wagner: Elegy (WWV 93)

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Wagner's beautiful, languid 'Elegy', here performed on the OB-6. Very reminiscent of "Tristan & Isolde", Wagner's harmonic masterpiece (Tristan is possibly the greatest development of harmony of the entirety of 19th century composition).

If playing this piece on piano, I'd change chords quicker. But on the OB-6, I'm simply enjoying the sound. The little bell-like sounds: these are the product of the ring modulation.

The piece is trickier to play on OB-6 than on piano, due to the limited voices of the OB-6. A good stretch is also required (i.e at c.1:00 the LH is stretching a minor 10th, and at c.1:22 there's a minor 10th in the RH).

Getting very classical of late. Next video will be more typically 'synth' in style.

All best

Wandering Melodies 08 - Barre Hotel

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Theochromatic

"When you have a free night on your vacation away from home, you have to break out the recorder and jam a little bit."

KORG MicroKorg

Roland SH-7

via this auction

"The SH-7, an analog Duophonic synthesizer with a lot of modulation features! Once you get to know this beast, you can create an infinity of sounds and effects!

This unit has been fully serviced and calibrated :

- All the faders and rotary potentiometers have been cleaned and lubricated.
- The LFO board has been fixed.
- The PSU has been improved.
- Some not responsive faders have been changed.
- The VCO boards have been meticulously checked and calibrated.
- The SH-7 have been calibrated to the closest factory specifications.

The shape is excellent, It looks like a museum piece of art, as you can see on the pictures in full resolution."

Kurzweil K 1200 PRO-II Synthesizer Rack Module

via this auction

"This is a K1200 PRO-II Module in good working condition. Learn more at the kurzweil dot com website. Select Products, scroll to the bottom and select legacy products, and then K1200 series, then Downloads, and there are 3 manuals available. Package includes a power cable, rack-ears with screws, and a manual which, while not exactly for this unit, is generally applicable (I'm throwing it in for free). Program list is in the photos. Enjoy the original Kurzweil sounds!"

Side Note: this is only the 2nd Kurzweil 1200 PRO-II featured on the site. First one being featured here.

Roland MC-707 Hands-On Demo At Knobcon 2019

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, Roland debuted their MC-707 groovebox synthesizer & sequencer.

Here's a hands-on demo from Roland's Peter Brown."

MAGNETS IN SPACE// Sequential Trinity: Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet-12

Published on Sep 13, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Just jamming, what you doing??"

Moog Matriarch With Eurorack Drums, Extra Oscillator And Modulation

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Moog's Matriarch synthesizer sounds great on its own with its four oscillators and stereo filter and delay, but it also has a ton of CV and gate inputs and outputs making it easy to expand with a eurorack modular system. In this video we added a eurorack wavetable oscillator to the Matriarch, synched a drum sequencer to the internal sequencer, and modulated the filter with a Maths.

The eurorack wavetable oscillator we used was an Industrial Music Electronics Piston Honda MK3. The Drums consisted of a Winter Modular Eloquencer sequencer and BLCK_NOIR drum synthesizer. The Make Noise Maths was used for modulation.

Matriarch available here:"

ExperimentalSynth Quick Take :: Moog Voyager & Oberheim SEM

Published on Sep 13, 2019 experimentalsynth

"I stacked (pun partially intended) a Moog Voyager and Oberheim SEM. The result was a glorious wall of sound that I was eager to share, so I put together this quick video. No audio post-processing and just a bit of Line 6 Echo Pro to sweeten the space. A closer look coming soon, but enjoy this for now. Learn more at experimental"

Buchla 100 Series Modular Synthesizer Sneak Preview

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, Buchla USA announced that it is reintroducing the classic 100 Series modular synthesizer.

The system is based on the original San Francisco Tape Music Center Series 100. The vintage synth design is being recreated, with input from San Francisco Tape Music Center founders Morton Subotnick & Ramon Sender, and Buchla expert Todd Barton."

Delptronics Theremorph Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, we talked with Mickey Delp of Delptronics, who gave us a quick demo of his Theremorph synthesizer."


Roland MC-101 Groovebox Hands-On Demo

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, Roland debuted their MC-101 groovebox synthesizer & sequencer.

Here's a hands-on demo from Roland's Peter Brown."


via this auction

ULT SOUND DS-4 CUSTOM Vintage Drum Synth SN 970515

via this auction

"OPTIONAL MODIFICATION: During service we can also modify the unit with separate outputs for each channel. This will be via the DIN socket on the rear (so no extra holes are drilled) and we will supply a trailing lead with four 1/4″ jack sockets. The price for this will be £120+VAT. Let us know once you have bought the unit and we can send a paypal request for the extra amount.

The Toyo Gakki DS-4 comes in a black variant and this colourful one, but it is only this model that has the extra functionality. Most famously used by Yellow Magic Orchestra, we’ve said a lot about our love for these in the past (maybe too much as they’ve become even harder to get hold of, but damn they are good!).

VOLTAGE: These will run very well with a standard Electro-Harmonix pedal PSU (they say they require 15v but there is no issue with the higher voltage). If you don’t have the correct supply please ask and we may have one for your country or can send a link.

In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor scuffs and dings scattered across the face. There are no signs of oxidation to any of the metal surfaces. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition."

Elektron Model Samples Editor, VST and Standalone

Published on Sep 13, 2019 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90

This Editor for the Elektron "Model Samples" facilitates the sound adjustment of the 6 Tracks.
- You have direct access to all parameters.
- The hidden parameters for LFO and FX are easy to use.
- All Patterns can also be selected directly.
- Additionally there is a solo function for the 6 Tracks.
- With the X-Y Pads all parameters can be controlled, but they are especially suitable as Faders
between the tracks.
- The Editor is perfect for integrating model samples into the DAW.
- All parameters can be automated and saved with the DAW project.
- The Elektron Model Sampler Editor is available for PC (32/64 bit) as standalone and VST and for
MAC as standalone,VST and AU."

Additional editors by mller30161 here.

13 by 9 (Novation Circuit)

Published on Sep 12, 2019 HardtekStudios

"Sorry for the lapse in uploads. Good news for you is that Camping World is going into it's slow season. That means more free time to get back into some groove box jamming! Thank you so much for sticking around!"

TEST SERIES Studio Electronics TONESTAR 2600 ARP 2600 Inspired Synth Voice Sound Design

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Experimenting with the Studio Electronics TONESTAR 2600

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"

Antiphon DIY Kit // Step 1 - CHECK

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Dreadbox

"This is a tutorial on how check your Antiphon after you build it"


Antiphon DIY Kit // Step 2 - HOW TO TUNE IT

Behringer RD-8 vs Roland TR-8

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Luke Neptune

"Which one do you prefer?"

Rare SUIKO ST-70 Japanese KOTO SYNTH SN 725288

via this auction

There have been other SUIKO synths to be featured on the site before, however, this appears to be the first ST-70. These appear to be non programable preset type players. You can find some demos of other models in the archives.

1974 Yamaha SY-1 w/ Dust Cover & Manuals

via this auction

"First synthesizer Yamaha ever produced in early seventies. Fantastic sounding VCO preset monophonic with 12dB analogue filter and controls of cutoff, resonance, PWM and aftertouch. These filters are early types used in mythical GX series unlike later, CS series. This synth is in nearly mint condition with original dust cover and manuals. All switches, keys and pots are smooth and working flawless. There are chips above the preset tab and on the right side to remind you that this is 40+years old synth despite the fact it looks amazing. And that's about it. The best example of first Yamaha's synth you can come across. 220V version."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Roland VP 330 Vocoder Plus Analog w/ Case

via this auction

"A Classic. First version with rocker switches and different ensemble effect. More noisy and sweeter sounding. Very well kept, recently recapped and cleaned. It looks and sounds beautiful. Ensemble is just partially working due to a 2 faulty and very rare Reticon SAD512D BBD chips."

Roland System 1-M w/ Custom Keybed

via this auction

13-The Arturia MicroFreak- Filter Part 1

Published on Sep 13, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the first part of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the analog filter found on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Some info and inside a Korg Poly-61's

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Mindburner

"The Poly 61 and some info on the MKI and MKII"

12 09 19 Serge Paperface '78

Published on Sep 13, 2019 batchas

"12 09 19 Serge Paperface '78 - PCO + Variable Bandwidth Filter"

Moog Grandmother & TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2

Published on Sep 13, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

be moog

Published on Sep 13, 2019 zack dagoba

"I managed to get the Buchla MARF to play nicely with the Moog Modular. It took a bit of wrangling, mainly by processing the CV out of the MARF to go from 1.2v per octave to the 1v that the Moog needs. I know that it is possible to set the MARF to 1 volt per octave from the back of the unit with some tiny switches, but I would normally be using it with other Buchla modules so I did the voltage scaling with a Moog mixer instead, then used the Dotcom Quantizer. Hopefully you can work out the patch from the video"

5 MINUTES WITH - Memorymoog

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

"YES! We finally got to play one, the Memorymoog is a classic, almost mythical, its a 6 voice (yeah we thought 8 too) analogue poly with the Moog filter. Almost a polyphonic Minimoog, but with a few differences. We only had limited time with it, but boy does it sound huge. Thanks to Ham Plaza for the borrow"

Knobcon 2019: Buchla 100 Series Announcement With Todd Barton

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

"The San Francisco Tape Music Centre's original Buchla system is going to be completely reproduced. An exact replica of the original system will be available in either built or kit form, if you've got the soldering chops to take up a task like that...

We caught up with Todd Barton who told us all about it."

Knobcon 2019: Conductive Labs MRCC - MIDI Router Control Centre

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

"It is funnny how things go in circles, if you had said that a MIDI router would be an interesting new product in 2019 we probably wouldn't have believed you. However with more and more devices without MIDI thru ports and with different types of MIDI on 3.5MM jacks something like the Conductive Labs MRCC is starting to look very promising.

The workflow of a device like this needs to be simple and effective. The MRCC looks like it covers all those bases. In this video you can see how easy it is to make new MIDI routing options. You can support this project on their kickstarter now."

Knobcon 2019: AppsbyDenis Fader Command - Programmable MIDI Controller

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

" have developed a range of different apps that connect to your MIDI Hardware and synthesizers. With Fader Command you get a programmable MIDI controller with two built in MIDI LFOs allowing you to modulate more parameters on your MIDI hardware.

Denis talked us through the app and showed of some of the features."

Published on Aug 12, 2019 Denis Desjardins

Fader Command: Introduction
Fader Command: Programming Faders
Fader Command: LFOs
Fader Command: MIDI Connections

Knobcon 2019: Circuit Happy Missing Link Updates

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

"We caught up with Circuit Happy again this year to see what updates they had made to the Missing Link... Misssing Link is a USB and MIDI clock generator with Ableton Link integration.

The idea here is that you can cut down on cable clutter making it much easier to jam with your friends who have different types of devices."

Knobcon 2019: Synthesis Technology E300 Ultra VCO And A CS-80 Filter

Published on Sep 13, 2019 sonicstate

"The Synthesis Technology E300 Ultra VCO is a module made in collaboration with Dave Rossum. Based on a MOTM 300 VCO output structure the E300 Ultra VCO is a completely new design with Dave Rossum's new sawtooth core.

Synthesis Technology's Paul Schreiber was on the show floor to give us a demo. He also gave us a sneek preview of a CS-80 filter."

Retroaktiv DW-8P | Controller for the Korg DW-8000/6000 and EX-8000

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Espen Kraft

"The DW-8P is a controller that can be used with the Korg DW-8000 (as I show in this video), the DW-6000 and/or the EX-8000. The controller can control TWO synths at the same time.
In addition to controlling every parameter of the synth, the DW-8P has some extra features as a ramp generator, patch generator and advanced CC and sysex capabilities. New features can be added by updating the firmware.
Check out the home site of the manufacturer for more info:"

Roland Fantom Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Roland SH 7 Korg SQ1 Reon Driftbox R

Published on Sep 12, 2019 UFO LFO

"An attempt to get the Roland SH and the Reon working together fiddling with the SQ 1 settings. Trying to get my head around analog sequencing. The Korg will sequince the SH 7 the Mono station will not so far. I have not looked into mess with the settings. I suspect my analog 4 can handle the SH 7 it's the gate that seems to be above 5 volt positive."

Korg Minilogue XD & Strymon Volante

Published on Sep 13, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Patch n Tweak

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