MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Aquifex - modular liquid mod test

"This is a new sound experiment made with my recently growing Eurorack modular system.
I sort of randomly discovered how to make some cool watery, drippy, and 'gassy' FX with just a handful of modules.
I also added in some artifacts to make it even more strange.
Lots of fun... enjoy.

SynthAddict (aka KingVidiot)"

EDP Wasp

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Definitely one for the synth lover and collector, is the gorgeous & rare Electronic Dream Plant Wasp! These were made in the UK in the 70s, and they are now quite hard to find - and even more rare to find one in as lovely condition as this one.

Fully functional, and sounds fantastic - the Wasp filter is legendary!

Note, the plastic on the front 'lip' of the unit has been refurbished, and it is battery operated only (no power supply). I never used a power supply with it myself and always worked beautifully. There is a teeny amount of wear on the paint on two keys as one may expect with a synth this age, but it does not affect the operation of the keyboard at all."

Waldorf Pulse Analog Synthesiser SN 74022002

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave 1 Synth + Rob Pagen Techno Card

via this auction

Locked Sample and Hold first sequences

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have a movie with the Locked Sample and Hold module from is a company that manufactures 5U modules and also 3U modules - Eurorack.
I have here one equivalents of large modules translated into eurorack format.
One is LOCKED SAMPLE and HOLD With a quantizer
This module is based on a voltage generator (sampling and holding) with the possibility of interruptions in the continuous flow of banknotes and it is also possible to block all or part of an additional random sequence. This allows for repetitive melodies with other changes in the subject.
The ability to store sequences live remember music themes in real time."

Yamaha AN1x demo pads

Published on Oct 9, 2019 MIDERA

"Mostly just some pads I've come up with. The Blade Runner Main Theme was made without consulting the original - so please bear that in mind - it probably sounds nothing like it!

Absolutely no other effects (except a limiter) was used. All internal FX."

Tendrils Come to Signal Sounds

"Australia's Tendrils cables have just announced an even wider range of eye popping colours and lengths of their ultra-slim, lightweight, space-saving eurorack patch cables.

They've also just partnered up with Signal Sounds, the Glasgow-based eurorack retailer and distributor so, expect to see their cables in even more eurorack stores worldwide very soon! Check the full-range over at Signal Sounds web-store here."

Glamor shots with DivKid, Jungle of Wires, Kevin Moody, & Tom Human below.

ARP Model 1611 Sequencer Teardown

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Reuben Jones

"I took apart an ARP Model 1611 Sequencer from 1975, gave it a clean, put it back together again, and it still worked!

Removing the PCB out of the metal casing was very very difficult, but I managed to release it with some man-handling, thankfully not captured on film."

omsonic & dBs Music - Stochastic probabilistic portamento (STILL COMING SOON !)

Published on Oct 9, 2019 omsonic

"Still working on the final touches and extra functionality, but here is a short demo of Stochastic probabilistic portamento function. Its also keeping perfectly in time with a DAW as it should."

See the Omsonic Labs label below for more.

Elektronika EM 14 Venta Analog USSR Synthesizer Rare Soviet Organ Demo

Published on Oct 9, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay & Reverb

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

Published on Oct 9, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay & Reverb

Kurzweil PC4 Workstation - Advanced Tutorial with Chris Martirano

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Kurzweil PC4 Workstation BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano Walks us through some of the many features of the Kurzweil PC4 Workstation Keyboard.

The Kurzweil PC4 continues the legacy of Performance Controller keyboards with 256 voices of polyphony, 2 GB of factory sample content, 2 GB of user sample memory, and a 6-operator FM synthesis engine. Equipped with an 88-note, fully-weighted hammer action, the PC4 also offers a 16-track sequencer, modulation sequencing, 16 arpeggiators, 16 Riff generators, and 16 user-configurable MIDI control zones with 36 customizable controllers per zone. In addition, the PC4 includes an award-winning effects engine along with an array of audio and control connections.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Kurzweil PC4 workstation keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new workstation, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

LinnStrument for one-handed musicians

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Roger Linn

"Roger Linn thanks the UK's One Handed Musical Instrument Trust for awarding LinnStrument its "Best Playable Instrument" award in 2015."

Vermona DRM1 MKIII Analog Drum Machine w/ Original Box

via this auction

Cosmogonik by LDM Design for Novation Circuit

Demo - Part ONE - Cosmogonik by LDM Design from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

Cosmogonik is the first pack for the Novation Circuit from long standing Isotonik Collective member LDM Design. Designed around the theme of Dub Techno you'll find consistent macros and a dark dubby style to the patches, samples and sessions.

We've been banging on at Daniel of LDM Design for monhts now to finish the Novation Circuit Pack he's been working on for ages. Originally inspired when building apps for the ROLI block and controlling the Circuits Synth Engine he;'s taken his love for Techno and expandded it into a mammoth pack of Dubby Goodness.

The Cosmogonik pack is based around the sounds of Dub Techno & Ambient but also influenced by deeper Dubstep and Halfstep DnB, and many of the sounds will work with other minimal and deep genres of electronic music.

Many of the chord sounds are designed to be used with a generous amount of delay and reverb, as can be heard in the included sessions.

In line with our most popular packs for the Novation Circuit the majority of the patches have the same mapping for the Macros except for one or 2 which are a little more customized

Timbre 1
Timbre 2
Filter Envelope
Pack Contents

32 patches
32 samples
16 sessions
Samples include 6 kicks, 8 closed hats, 6 open hats, 5 snares and 7 other percussion/SFX sounds.


Demo - Part TWO - Cosmogonik by LDM Design from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

Plankton Nutone dual tube VCA 1/2: demo + explained (LMS EE)

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Learning Modular

"The Plankton Nutone is a dual tube VCA based on the Korg Nutube: compact fluorescent displays re-engineered to act as micro vacuum triode tubes. Its easy-to-use interface include controls for each stage to be fed back into itself, as well as for each stage to be fed to the other one. It can be used as normal VCA with minimal distortion, as a tube VCA with distortion only on the envelope peaks, or as a saturation device. At high feedback levels, it will self-oscillate and generally freak out in interesting ways.

In this movie, I give a no-talking demo of using the Nutone, and then look at how it changes the incoming sound:

00:00 demo
01:53 overview
02:46 setting up
03:50 triangle/sawtooth variations
06:24 using as a VCA vs. saturator

The other movie demonstrates the Nutone in use as a VCA, as a saturation device, and as the two put together – including performance control. It is exclusive to those who have access to the Learning Modular Eurorack Expansion course (, including Learning Modular Patreon supporters at the +5v level and above ( Patreon supporters also have access to supplemental posts for both movies in this series."

Sending signals from and to VCV Rack in Reaper using ReaRoute

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is a short video on how to send audio and CV from hardware through Reaper to VCV Rack using ReaRoute. ReaRoute is available on Windows only.

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

How good is the ELZ_1? - Complete Tutorial / Review

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Woochia's Beats & Bobs


0:00 Intro

5:00 SECTION 1: OSCILLATORS 5:41 Low bit oscillator 6:44 Standard oscillator 7:06 Custom oscillator 7:41 8-bit wavemem synth 8:19 (Normal mode) 9:18 (Morph mode) 9:52 (FM mode) 10:31 DNA explorer 12:11 SiGrinder 13:24 FM synth 14:51 Masked noize 15:14 Sand flute


20:55 MOD TYPE (LFO & more envelopes)
26:03 SECTION 5: ARPEGGIATOR & SEQUENCER 26:09 Arpeggiator 28:14 Sequencer
33:12 CONCLUSION (pros & cons)

This is a complete review / tutorial for the digital synthesizer ELZ_1 by Sonicware. It is a pretty fun piece of hardware and it is a lot simpler to use than what I previously thought.
In this video we will see all the functions the synth has to offer and how to use them.

Folktek Elysian Drum Scape

via this auction

"The Elysian is capable of everything the other drum scapes are - with four oscillators and delay, but Voltage Control (1/8" CV) has been added to integrate into other analog systems/cv sequencers. Control over the oscillators as well as the delay time.

The boxes are oak, 1/8" output jack, 5x 1/8" cv jacks, control over delay time (from extremely notated tight to about 1.5 seconds with near infinite repeat for loops), control over each of the oscillators with custom brass keys for each, 2 custom lamps glow warm white, custom switches for delay time and drum mode (3 modes)."

Yamaha CS-15D Dual Channel Synthesizer SN 2867 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Yamaha CS-15D Dual Channel Synthesizer Keyboard W/ Original Box & Papers. Sounds great. Tested and functional. Overall in excellent cosmetic condition as seen in photos."

DK Synergy SN 01130

via this auction

Note the listing states it is analog. The DK Synergy is actually digital. Check out this demo. You can find others in the archives here.

"Bench tested, all key contacts were cleaned, fan cleaned, and buttons functioning normal. All bank, all sliders, functioning normally; sustain pedal is original and works. Wood cabinet is very clean for its age; a few scuffs but pictures accurately represent all around condition of the DK Synergy."

Moog Voyager XL Tolex, 40th Anniversary Edition, SN 50 0f 100

via this auction

This one was listed back in April.

"This is a Moog Voyager XL, rare Tolex Edition, serial #50 of 100 units ever produced. This particular Voyager is part of the 40th Anniversary year. Not all Tolex Voyagers are of this designation, and there is a metal badge screwed to the instrument at the factory indicating this instrument is a 40th Anniversary edition. (see photos).

The condition is absolutely pristine. Please enlarge and examine the photos. No scratches or wear. Always kept covered in a studio, never toured/gigged. The XY and ribbon controllers exhibit no wear or fingerprints."

Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog Plus

via this auction

"Thanks for checking the listing. I bought this keyboard new in the early 80's at Cintioli Musi in Philly. Initially I gigged with it and eventually when my band got signed, I used it extensively on several albums and live performances. However, as was the case with these synths, over time, it just wouldn't stay in tune. I got so frustrated with my local shop's inability to repair it, I drove to Buffalo NY and dropped it off at the Moog factory, got a hotel room, and waited for it to be restored to new working order. The reality was that by the time I drove home to Philly, It wouldn't tune all 6 oscillators lol...
Over the last 30 some years, It's been kept in the studio or in a road case and basically, I had forgotten about it. Recently I was alerted that there were a few people out there that had the knowledge and ability using new technology to restore it to new, actually better than new. I did some research and learned about Wes Taggert at Analogics .
Wes truly is a memorymoog whisperer. I was skeptical but it's true, he restored it to better than perfect working order. I had forgotten how awesome this keyboard sounds. So rich and wet and round. Frankly, there's no red Swedish synth, Moog 1, whatever, that sounds like this thing. Not even that close! The analog horn pads, strings, killer solo patches, sound effects, direct panel accessible editing. Forget about it, there's nothing that sounds like a Memorymoog period. And the greatest thing is that my memorymoog is rock solid. Since getting it back from Wes, once warmed up (about 10 min), the tuning is impeccable. I had it idling in the studio the other night and was making dinner, forgot it was on, crashed on the couch for several hours and when I played it it some 5 hours later, all 6 voices were rock solid in tune. I've had this keyboard since it was new. It was accepted back then that it had to be auto-tuned after every song! Not anymore.....
Among other things the repairs and upgrades include:
1)Total rebuild and upgrade to the power supply
2) Total rebuild and upgrade to the auto-tune circuit
3) Totally recapped
4) Voice cards re-calibrated and several resistor packs replaced
5) Keyboard contacts cleaned and more."

Waldorf STVC String Synth and Vocoder Now Available

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Andertons Synths, Keys and Tech

Comes with an extra arm. See the dealers on the right for the best deals, and of course the big three: Waldorf STVC on eBay | Reverb | Amazon

"The Waldorf STVC is a beautifully engineered string synthesizer with a built-in vocoder. Building on their popular Streichfett formula, it offers everything from smooth pads to abrasive chordal textures, ‘80s synthwave to apocalyptic soundscapes. The addition of the vocoder, along with a 49-key aftertouch keybed, makes this a wholly performable synthesizer with huge digital flexibility.

Jack and Ben give it a test drive, exploring its out-the-box sounds and demonstrating the ultra-cool oscillator registration control."

The QPAS Bongo

Published on Oct 9, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"One of the defining sounds of 60's electronic music created with the Buchla instruments, the electronic bongo is easily re-created using modern euro-rack format synthesizer modules such as the Quad Peak Animation System.

For all of the entries in our series of "Bongo" videos (including the 2008 and 2014 editions), please check out the following playlist:"

MAKEN0ISE Bongo videos

once upon a synth

Published on Oct 9, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

synthesizer sounds: #KORG #POLYSIX Analog #Synthesizer (1982)
drums: KORG KR-55B (1982)
recording: multi-track

I used the internal arpeggiator for the bass-line. The Arpeggiator is triggered by the KR-55B."

What vintage analog synths sound like pre warm up

Published on Oct 9, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is kind of a random video but I thought I'd show what a vintage synth sounds like when you first turn it on. In this case I'm using the Korg MonoPoly to demonstrate. Basically the oscillators are very out of tune until you wait a bit. Thanks for watching my pointless video."

How does a Roland TB-303, Moog One, or other synthesizers sound through the Gamechanger Plasma pedal

Published on Oct 9, 2019 BAMTV

"In this video Marc will test how a Roland TB-303, Novation Peak, Moog One and the Arturia Microfreak synthesizers sound in combination with the Plasma pedal from Gamechanger Audio."

LELL UDS: Soviet Analog Drum Synthesizer Demos

Published on Oct 9, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay & Reverb

Roland MC-101 SHINGA LIVE 2019 10/09 in tsudanuma

Published on Oct 9, 2019 SHINGA instant techno


Published on Oct 9, 2019 Station 252

"Warp Pong Echo sound examples. 8th algorithm on the new Tape Echo card for Z-DSP voltage controlled effects processor from Tiptop Audio.

Stereo Ping Pong delays with internal LFOs modulating the delay time. Each side has a different modulation rate that increases as the Filter control is raised. Stereo output.

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."

ArduTouch: Quadrant synthesizer demo

Published on Oct 9, 2019 mitch altman

ArduTouch music synthesizer kit

Quadrant synthesizer demo video -- all 7 presets.

This ArduTouch synthesizer makes echos and arpegios in loops that you can play on top of. Beautiful sounds, spacey sounds, and dark sounds.

There are 7 presets. Double-tap the right button and touch a "white" key to choose one.
0:02 Stock Preset (reset button)
0:21 Scaffold preset (C)
0:49 Farsy preset (D)
2:23 Teleprompt preset (E)
3:10 Glacial preset (F)
4:04 ToneJack preset (A)
4:35 FraraJaqua preset (B) -- only if compiled with Arduino v1.6.x

More info on ArduTouch:

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