MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolving Pads

Published on Nov 9, 2019 synthlegends

"Demo of evolving Pad sounds from the DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard polychained with the Poly Evolver Rack, so it has 8 voices. There are only PEK sounds on it and no additional effects, mastering or equalizer. Although there are 4 seperate stereo outputs (the same in the Rack), I only used one pair of stereo outs in this video.

I erased my video with the same title from two days ago because of very low audio quality. I have to appologize for it.
Some say the Evolver series are harsh sounding. Maybe it is because of some interesting effects like tuning feedback, distorsion and output hack. Neverthelesss you can achieve very warm tones and the instrument is capable for evolving pads thanks of the two LP Filter you can set individually in the stereo field.

Also with the 3 tap delay you can program chorus effects and take usage of the 4 LFO plus the third envelope and the step sequencer.

Even the digital OSC can sound very warm, when you use in a subtle way the Ring Modulator or FM effect.

The Synthesizer has a very big dynamic range. Everything is recorded life from the two synthesizers out from the PER mixer with two channels directly to the audio interface.

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me in the comments below. Cheers."

Oberheim Matrix-12 SN P52511

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"All six original encoders work properly, click properly with no skipping. All push buttons work properly without double clicking or sticking.

All LED screens and letters work properly with no lights or digits burned out and no faded characters. All 12 voices (VCOs + PW + VCA + VCF) tune properly with one simple touch.

All keys function properly. Even the inside of this unit as seen in the photos is spotless- no dust bunnies here!

The inside of this Matrix-12 looks literally brand new as seen in the photos.

All the silkscreen on the back of the unit with the "MATRIX 12" label and on the front show no signs of fading or scratches or discoloration.

Original wooden panels look practically new with little to no wear.

This Matrix-12 is MADE IN USA."

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"Incredible paraphonic synth from the 70s. I've loved and recorded many albums with this lovely synth but it is time for her to go to a new home when the time is right. This is the model Bob Moog used to take on the road with him for audience demonstrations. One key is slightly ‘down’ (see pic) but still plays. It’s never bothered me so I never got it fixed. Serviced right before I bought it less than a year ago. Cosmetic scratches esp on road case but fully functional, plays perfectly.

This has a functional built in speaker and an awesome hard case the synth sits in. You can also run External Audio like a drum machine or different synth into it through the filter, ring modulator, etc. 2 lfos. gets weird fast. Also possibly open to trade for other righteous gear. If you buy this is recommend you ideally have a local synth tech, you know what you’re getting into, an incredible synth, made in the 70s, with the charm, quirks and characterful sound that come along with the inherent risk of owning a piece of synth history.cheers. N"

Mutable Instruments Ambika Synthesizer with 6 x SMR4 Voicecards

via this auction

"Ambika is a monster multi-voice hybrid synthesizer. You can play it as a 6-voice polysynth, an ensemble of 6 monosynths, or anything inbetween due to its easily configurable voicing architecture.
The sound generation is hybrid, combining the warmth and sonic character of a true 4-pole analog filter (or 2-pole multimode filter depending on the type of voicecard used), with the large array of waveforms offered by digital wavetables, fm and phase modulation. The digital control of the analogue filter and VCA also means a very large palette of modulation possibilities.

Some of the key features of Ambika include:

6 voices with individual outputs.
2 digital oscillators per voice, with 36 oscillator algorithms/wavetables.
1 sub-oscillator, also configurable as a transient generator.
Pre-filter overdrive and bit-crushing effect.
Analog 4-pole filter (or 2-pole multimode filter depending on the type of voicecard used) and VCA.
3 ADSR envelopes, 3 patch-level LFOs, 1 voice-level LFO.
Modulation matrix with 14 slots and 4 modulation modifiers.
1 arpeggiator, 1 note sequencer and 2 step sequencers per part.
Flexible mapping of the 6 voices. A single patch with 6 voice-polyphony, 6 independent mono parts, 2 layered patches with 3-voices polyphony, a 3-voice unison bass line on the lower half of the keyboard with a 3-voice unison lead on the upper half… all are possible!
SD-card storage allows the storing of a life-long of patches, programs and multis, along with the history of editing operations for undo/redo."


via this auction

"The CS01 is a classic analog monosynth recognized by today's electronic musicians as one fat little bass machine with simple controls. It's tiny and portable, it has baby-sized keys and it can run on batteries.

The CS01 is perfect for bubbly and growling bass! It features a very nice 12dB resonant voltage-controlled filter. In addition to the oscillators' sine and square type waveforms there is PWM and noise. There are also LFO controls, glissando (like portamento), a typical ADSR envelope generator, pitch & mod wheels and even a breath control."

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

"Mint condition Roland Jupiter 6. Comes with power cable. Fully functioning.

The JP-6 has 12 analog oscillators (2 per voice), and is bitimbral, allowing its keyboard to be "split" into two sounds - one with 4 voices, and one with the remaining 2 voices (either "Split 4/2" or "Split 2/4" mode). "Whole Mode" is also available, dedicating all 6 voices to single (monotimbral) sound across the entire keyboard. Available waveforms include sawtooth, triangle, variable width pulse, square, and noise. Unusually, the JP-6 allows simultaneous selection of any or all of the waveforms in each of its two oscillator banks, an option not found on the JP-8. Oscillator sync and cross modulation are also available. "Unison Mode" allows all 12 oscillators to be triggered simultaneously by depressing a single key. Unison Mode can also be played polyphonically, with the number of oscillators triggered by each key determined by the number of keys held down.

The JP-6 was among the first electronic instruments (alongside the Roland JX-3P and the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600) to feature MIDI, then a brand new technology. Sequential CEO Dave Smith demonstrated MIDI by connecting the Prophet to a Jupiter-6 during the January, 1983 Winter NAMM Show."

Octave Cat

via this auction

"Fully functional octave cat analog synthesizer. Had all contacts cleaned and treated. Keyboard is working fantastic."

Korg 900 PS 1975 Noir

via this auction

"In excellent condition and in perfect working order. * Very rare! This synth is incredible, it's a masterpiece! The expressive chrome touch bar offers a wide range of real expressiveness!"

Tiptop Audio HATS808

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Let's Listen

"A simple demo of the Tiptop Audio HATS808 module. No talking, just listening."

Is the PO Modular 16 Worth it? // Review + Jam

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"Teenage sent me the Pocket Operator Modular 16 sequencer to try out. No Strings attached, and it's honestly not that bad.."


via this auction

VZ sound rom
card for the VZ series
quite rare

SNID - four patches

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Variable Oscillations

"Four patches with the SNID synth."

BEHRINGER CRAVE - live jam / on the run

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Aux Out

"Third live jam with my new Behringer Crave synths. It's time for a Berlin School jam."

BEHRINGER CRAVE videos by Aux Out

Sounds of the Seventies Part 2 - Fixed Filter Bank Arps & Drones

Published on Nov 9, 2019

"The Fixed Filter Bank - A companion video to my last upload 'Sounds of the Seventies' in which I use my 70's-inspired modular synth to subjectively evoke some of my favourite synth music from that era: [posted here]

As promised, this video is focussing on the ways I've been using the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914 to sculpt my arp sounds, and create all-analogue, living, breathing mech-dragons out of just some simple pink noise.

Audio Damage Dubstation2 delay, EOS2 and ShimmerFX reverbs were added during recording.

I'd strongly recommend reading the description in the aforementioned video if you're interested in this module. It's based on the 914 fixed filter bank that could often be seen in the huge Moog Modular Model 55. Such an instrument I'd dream of owning, but could never afford, so having this monster in Eurorack along with the rest of the rig is pretty awesome. I got switched on to the FFB's by watching a demo of one in a Model 15 (much smaller than a 55, with a smaller 8 band FFB). It struck me that some of the sounds I'd admired from those early electronic albums were created using these modules.

Other related videos I'd recommend:
Analog Ambient Performance 1
Analog Ambient Performance 2

Both of which are works-in-progress for a future album.

Find my existing albums here:

Support the continuation of my channel here:

Subscribe and share links to my channel/videos to help me stay in the game. I've been making videos for this channel for 10 years, but the future of it is not looking certain at the moment, both financially, and due to the way this site is changing.

My sincerest thanks to all who have supported me thus far.

Excuse the glitches in some of the footage - my MacBook packed up this week, so I had to revert to my 2006 Windows PC with budget software, which continually produces rendering errors. Hopefully I can get the Mac fixed ASAP, or else YouTube is toast :("

EōN by Jean-Michel Jarre | 4 minutes non stop

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Apps4idevices rebirth

EoN - Infinite Musical Creation by Jean-Michel Jarre - Demo for the iPad

Published on Nov 9, 2019

"You can get EoN here at the App Store"

Seak ADM-5 . Czechoslovak analog drum modul.

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Cyril Metodey

This is the first Seak ADM-5 to be featured on the site. Be sure to check out the New Old label for more.

"Pure analog drum machine. Made in Slovakia (1989-1990) Some potentiometers are not clean yet, needs some maintenance, but sounds great...
I recommend using headphones=pan knobs :)

I trigger only 4 channels here (Snare, Kick, Tom3 and 4,), one pair is panned stereo jack from sequencer app in phone, and second pair is stereo jack from fruity loops, also panned."

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Moog Memorymoog Plus with MIDI SN 1290 w/ Extras

via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage Moog Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, one of the coolest polysynths ever made. It has 18 oscillators (3 per voice) and each voice has a 24dB/octave low pass filter. The Memorymoog is often described architecturally as six Minimoogs in one unit.

The synth is been completely serviced in 2014 and still in perfect working condition. The service report is included in the sale.

The synth comes with a model 1120 cv pedal, the owner’s and technical manual, and a brochure from 1982.

Cosmetically it’s also in nice condition. Not mint, but still very good for its age. Especially the back panel has signs of use: a few scratches, wear and tear and some screws are missing.

At the front panel and keyboard you’ll find some very minor scratches. The wooden case has little signs of use as well. Please check all the photos for an overall impression of the condition.

It’s a 220v version and the serial number is: 1590."

Roland MC-101 Groovebox Drum Machine Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction

Faemi-1M rarest soviet analog polyphonic synthesizer

via this auction

"The unit is professionally serviced, tested & perfect working condition with signs of use.

Great condition, with case.
FAEMI-1M was produced by Katchkanar radio equipment factory "Formanta", which is the manufacturer of such well-known makes of synthesizers as Polivoks, Formanta, Manual, Maestro etc. It bears the same logo on the package and retains some of its most impressive capabilities. A polyphonic analog synthesizer FAEMI-1M has a keyboard of 4 octaves. Main generator, infralow frequency generator, lowpass filter, amplifier are in the basis of the synthesis in this instrument. The control panel is divided into 5 sections: generator, timbre, vibrato, filter, amplifier.

GENERATOR: release, tuning, glissando

TIMBRE: piano, strings, clavesin, wind instruments

VIBRATO (generator of pulse low frequency): frequency, depth, delay

FILTER: attack, decay, sustain, release, frequency, resonance, modulation (works only for a brass section)


Has been tested and it's fully functional and works just like it should.

FAEMI-1M has a really interesting PURE ANALOG UNIQUE sound.

Like almost all Soviet synths is built like a tank from heavy materials."

Elektronika EM-26 vintage soviet USSR analog vocoder synthesizer

via this auction

"The unit is professionally serviced, tested & perfect working condition with signs of use. 1/4 TRS "Jack" installed.

Elektronika EM-26 portable vocoder is intended for synthesis the voice or external signals, has internal strings ton-generator, analyzer-synthesizer, modulations and vocoder effects. Control panel include 4 sections: VIBRATO, VOCODER, STRINGS and LEVEL, also it has a panel real time transpose and other controls.

VIBRATO section has sliders - accent, depth and rate

VOCODER - chorus knobs (on, mode), mic/vocoder level

STRINGS - on/off, level, violin/cello, sustain

LEVEL - mic, line A, line C

Keyboard PANEL: main level, pitch, interval, octave, pitch bend

CONNECTION (1/4 jack): mic in, line A,C, phones, output, pedal, power."

Roland Juno-106 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Patch of the Week 31: minilogue xd + volca modular – external modulation patching

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Korg

"Users have been asking how to take modulation signals out of the Korg volca modular- well in this video we connect signals out of volca modular into the CV control voltage inputs on xd to modulate its parameters using volca modular’s modulation sources."

Korg Patch of the Week videos

Behringer Odyssey as a performance synth - 5 patches in one track

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Arrayzable

"In this video I will use 5 different patches while playing live.

1. Plucked sound with echo effect.
2. Lead sound.
3. Soft and round flute like sound.
4. Hard but thin sound, kinda like a harpsichord.
5. Ultra powerful lead sound.

The 'backing track' is sequenced via the Korg Electribe EMX-1, and I'm both playing the EMX-1 and changing patterns on it, so it sometimes steals my concentration from the Odyssey - sorry about that :)
The string sound in the beginning comes from the Korg X5Dr and is a Jay B patch.
The guitar like sounds up next are from the Novation KS4.
The heavy long noted bass sounds comes from the DSI Mopho.
The short noted bass line comes from the Volca Bass.
The Vocoder sound comes from the Korg ih (Interactive Vocal Harmony) and is controlled live from the Korg R3.
The rest is all Behringer Odyssey. The Bodyssey uses it's inbuilt reverb effect.

This is an original track called "All Over Again". Lyrics and music made by Arrayzable.

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Behringer Odyssey
Novation KS4 (K-Station)
Korg Electribe EMX-1
Korg ih Interactive Harmony
DSI Mopho
Volca Bass
Korg X5DR
Korg R3

Behringer Pro-1 vs The Original: The Definitive Comparison

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Starsky Carr

"An in-depth look at how these synths compare. Jump to 30:46 if you just want to hear some sounds side-by-side.

A demo of each of the main functions, reviewing how the Behringer compares to the original.

Overview 2:48
Oscillator 4:34
Sawtooth 6:24
Pulse 8:12
Triangle 11:07
Sync 11:51
Noise 14:03
Filter 14:35
Envelopes 19:12
LFO 20:34
Modulation and FM 23:35
Glide 29:04
Poly Mode 29:45
Conclusion 30:12
Some Sounds 30:48"

And a track from Magic Electronic Music:

Behringer PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer (2019)

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Magic Electronic Music

"Behringer PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer (2019)
All the sounds are from the Behringer PRO-1."

5 Very deep spots on the Walrus Fathom w/ Arturia's MicroFreak

Published on Nov 9, 2019 Pedals4Synths

"Hey pedalheads!
Both the MicroFreak synthesizer from Arturia and the Fahom reverb pedal from Walrus Audio have a lot to offer. In this very short episode, i've paired them mostly in a late 80s mood. Let's start with someepeche Mode riff :)"

Korg MS20 & TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2

Published on Nov 9, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

The Creamy SEM FILTER of Arturia MICROFREAK in a Creamy AE Sequence

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"75 #Ambient #MicroFreak #Patches available at 👉
I have a weakness for the SEM FILTER ❤️ I love the Doepfer SEM filter and the Arturia apps. Not mentioning the original filter 😎
And, yes, this is the LOVE part of my relationship with this Micro Macro FREAK!!
Added some H-Delay and Eventide Blackhole, because that's how I run my sequences!
Running the internal sequencer.
This patch is form an upcoming free upgrade of the current "75 patches" pack, so... stay tuned!"

Patch n Tweak

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