MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

E-Mu Emulator II & Sound Designer Software Editor for the Apple Macintosh

Emulator II - Nov 10, 2019 Published on Nov 10, 2019 SynthMania

"A look at how the Sound Designer software connected to the Emulator II, transmitting samples via the serial ports - and demos of a few classic Emulator sounds"

Synth Rorschach #68

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

Three synth related items immediately came to mind. I won't give them away, so I have them in black font directly below. Click and drag your mouse over them below if you are curious.

Moon Modular Quad Sequential 568 Trigger Source & NED Synclavier mixed with the Acxel Resynthesizer.

See the Synth Rorschach label for more.

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Voltage Lab plus Chase Bliss Thermae

Published on Nov 10, 2019 oscDrift

"My first sound exploration getting familiar with the Lifeforms Voltage Lab. Thought it would be fun to run it through the Thermae dopamine dump.

Enjoy and thanks for looking."

Korg Mono/Poly MP-4 Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Signed Gig Bag

via this auction

"1980's Korg Mono/Poly MP-4 synthesizer in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The Mono/Poly is a 44 key "mono-polyphonic" analog synthesizer manufactured by Korg from 1981 to 1984. This model is the sister synthesizer to the Korg Polysix, with four highly stable voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), a 4-pole, self-oscillating low pass filter (LPF), several modulation capabilities and pseudo-polyphony (paraphony) functionality.

The four VCO's can be shared in four-voice Polyphonic mode, or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead. Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, and variable pulse wave. It has a great VCF (filter) section as well as two envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter), and there are also two individual LFO's which can be used to modulate the Pulse Width, Envelope and Arpeggiator independently.

A very flexible and fun synthesizer, other cool tricks up its sleeve include chord memory and an effects mode in which oscillators have a variety of ways to be synced. The built-in arpeggiator and sequencer can run all 4 VCO's at a time or cycle through each voice per note! There's also portamento, CV/Gate, VCF and VCO mod inputs, a white noise generator, and the pitch/mod wheels can be assigned to control LFO, pitch, or the filter.

This synth was imported direct from Tokyo, and as such runs at 100v. All functions are stable and functioning as intended on USA power, 120v "on paper," but typically ranging between 110-120v.

Cosmetically, this synthesizer is very clean, with only light scuffs on the wood framing the keyboard. All original knobs are intact as are the four rubber feet on the bottom of the enclosure. The original soft Korg-branded green carry case is included, along with some text on the exterior referencing the band Earthshaker."

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer

via this auction

Kraftwerk Das Model Cover on Yamaha AN1X Synthesizer

Published on Nov 10, 2019 js-sound

Early 2000s digital video with synthpop (DV Tape Wave?)

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"Lost DV tape footage from 2005-6 set to a synth-wave track (DV Tape Wave?) made later on Ableton Live with Puremagnetik synth samples and a sampled 606 drumkit.

Artist: Marco Tulio Thrash / Synth & Sundry
Track: Vector Forest

The early digital video has a haunting and glitchy quality that fits the emotive wow and flutter of the music."

The SynthSummitShow: Paul Schreiber Synthesis Technology E520

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"Synth designer and all around electronics guru Paul Schreiber returns yet for another interview. here to discuss his latest product the E520 Hyperion Stereo effects processor which will soon be up on kickstarter! tune in and join the live chat as we discuss this exciting new product."

Fluxwithit Paul Schreiber videos
SynthSummitShows with the makers

Update2: You can sign up to be notified with the Kickstarter launches here.

Update: some info on the module via


Kickstarter campaign launches on Nov. 15th and the KS page will activate on Nov. 10th. Estimated shipping: late May 2020.


The E520 Hyperion is a mono/stereo in, stereo out effects module. It is 48HP wide and uses less than 300ma of +12V and less than 70ma of -12V.

Powered by a 480MHz ARM Cortex M7 CPU, the E520 has 64MB on on-board SDRAM for recording up to 6min of stereo audio at 48KHz sample rate. The LCD screen and optical encoder navigation uses the same 'shallow' menu scheme of our E352 and E370 modules, with the addition of 4 'soft keys' for selecting options without having to leave the main page.

The E520 uses a premium audio path not usually found in Eurorack. Crystal Semi CODECs, TI OPA-series op amps and WIMA film caps in the output stage are used along with low-noise, dedicated LDO voltage regulators for a clean, full soundstage. Audio conversion uses 48KHz sample rate, 24bit resolution with a line or synth level setting.

Please note this is a 'living document' and subject to modification at any time over the next 8 weeks.

Sonicsmith 2019 Holidays

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Sonicsmith 2019 Holidays

"Sonicsmith wants to make sure you have new toys this holiday season so we're offering a 25% discount on any combination of synths from Amazon US.

Use this promotion code: HoliSqua
and buy at least a Squaver P1+ to qualify :)

Happy holidays!!"

New ELTA SOLAR 50 | Big Ambient Machine Prototype Teaser Video

Published on Nov 10, 2019 ELTA music

"SOLAR 50 first prototype teaser. All voices are tuned to C major. Only SOLAR with onboard effects is used here. More info and demo-videos are coming soon."

Follow-up to this post.

New Novation Summit Hybrid Synthesizer Overview Videos

New videos added to this post. These are extensive, so do not miss them.

Quick And Glitchy Launchpad + iPad Jam

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Perplex On

"Just a quick improv using the iPad and a connected Launchpad Mini. The Launchpad is used to play ravenscroft275 piano app with the help of an app called GridInstrument. It’s served with beats coming from Playbeat routed through Effectrix. The piano is also sent to a fx track with yaleD with the right launchpad buttons mapped to the hold time and replay feature of the app. Enjoy!"

WMD/SSF Multi Mode Filter 1/2: sound characteristics (LMS EE)

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Learning Modular

"The MMF is a two-pole multimode filter that packs a lot of features into a very small (4hp) package. This first movie focuses on the sound of the MMF, and in particular compares to the four pole transistor ladder filter in the Moog Mother-32 for reference – the difference is more than just the filter slope and amount of frequencies beyond the cutoff that are cut:

00:00 introduction
00:25 overview of features
00:58 sound comparison to Mother-32
06:16 bandpass mode06:55 high pass mode
07:18 frequency modulating the cutoff
08:03 frequency modulating the resonance

There is a second movie that explore the Ping input of the MMF; that is available in the expanded version of my Eurorack Expansion course (, as well as to most of my Patreon supporters ("

Korg Wavestation "WS Universe" Bundle 100 Presets

Published on Nov 10, 2019 LFOstore

"Vector Synthesis - 33 years Anniversary & Korg Wavestation 30h Birthday!

Prepare for 40 min ambient & space immersion.

'Best Pads & Drones' + 'Extended' Soundsets Now In One Bundle!

Wavestation is One of the best machines for deep ambient atmospheres & drones.
Supper lush sound & waves + vector synthesis - giving great possibilities.

It's the first time you can get so many usefull atmospheric sounds
for your production collected in one soundset.

'WS Universe' contains 100 custom made atmospheric pad/drone/string/evolving sounds/leads/plucks - all you need for
atmospheric music production with aurhentic feeling!

*Atmospheric pads dedicaited to our solar system & planets
* Great layered fiilmscore piano & strings presets
* Powerfull distorted leads & retrowave silk plucks
* Powerfull strings,brasses with authentic cyberpunk spirit
* Nick's beautiful & most powerfull "CS-80 Intro" preset

It's the first time you can get so many usefull atmospheric sounds
for your production collected in one soundset.

Compatible with models:EX, A/D,SR, VST vesrion from Legacy Collection."

SUNDAY ACID (with Cyclone TT-303 mkII + TT-606) #TTNM

Published on Nov 10, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Got home from a run through the park and felt like jamming on the acid boxes! MORE INFO BELOW


Another try at playing my two TB-303 clones at the same times plus the Roland Drumatix TR-606 clone by Cyclone Analogic. I only added a little bit of the Zoom R16's Delay and Reverb to the bass lines.

I got really tempted to buy a Behringer TD-3 yesterday by the way, but I could resist XD I assume their prices on the secondhand market will be even better than they already are new. As I obviously don't really NEED another 303 it's fine to wait or maybe even not buy one ... we'll see. I will however continue to work on my Axoloti companion to the 606 and 303, adding effects like overdrive, distortion, delay and reverb into the little DSP box to add some grit, punch and roominess to the analog audio.

Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Synthesizer Music.

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Arp Little Brother Synthesizer Expansion Module

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Excellent condition. It’s a really cool ARP synth expansion module but can be used with any analogue synth since it has cv control."

Analogue Solutions Treadstone Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Analogue Solutions Treadstone, Eurorack (22HP) Synth Voice, Effects & Sequencer!.

This is an amazing all in one synth voice with effects and a 16 step sequencer, all in 22hp!

Big analogue sound.


Rich, warm and huge analogue sound

Easy-to-use sound design controls

Perfect for bass, leads and FX

Sawtooth and square waveforms

Analogue discrete VCO, analogue SSM style 24dB low-pass filter

White noise generator

Thicken up sounds with PWM (pulse width modulation) and sub-oscillator control

MIDI converter - integrate with MIDI keyboards

MIDI loop sequencer

Digital echo

LFO with triangle and square waveforms

Rugged steel aluminium case

Restored Vintage ARP 2600 with 3620 Duophonc Keyboard 4012 Ladder Filter

via this auction

Jen SM 2007 String Machine Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is one of the first 'stringer's ever made. The incredible Ensemble effect of this Jen String Machine is a part of the big reason this type of synth exploded in popularity throughout the 1970s and early 80s.
This is one of the synths that launched the movement. The reason this is a movement launching icon is the ensemble effect. This could be the start of and the definition of the ensemble effect.
What they all missed later on was the also amazing 'Organ' preset of this SM 2007. While Ensemble is the definition of the languid liquid triple phaser chorus and lept out of this synth and into 50 others, Organ is maybe even cooler-- taking part of the phaser's lfo speed and slowing them into a superb 'Slow Ensemble'.
Then there is the psychedelic superb 'Solo' preset which sounds like the growly summation of all Farfisa organ presets. At times it is my favorite but it's hard to ultimately choose a favorite when you've got 3 banger presets instead of one.

These Jen String Machine are one of the rarest synths. We might see another one become available in the next 5 or 10 years. Or we might just never see another.

Among collectors of the String synth-- a specialty where ownership is power, imagine the opportunity of owning perhaps the only shining well calibrated original out there. The next big string machine plug in might just be based off this exact machine.

Super clean, healthy and original inside. Time capsule condition in there, and Oh! The beauty, the magnificent rarity of capacitor and resistor coloration. It's like that Planet Earth BBC show-- the episode called 'The Deep'.

This runs at 220v."

Roland Boutique Series D-05 Linear Synthesizer with D tronics DT-01 controller with Ultimate Patches

via this auction

"Basically you are getting a real D-50 here. The D Tonics controller can control every parameter of a Boutique as well as the real D50. Roland is not making the D-05 anymore and the remaining new items are going for $500.00 dollars. the D Tronics is going for $350.00 and ships from Europe..."

Close to you (cover) on a modular synthesizer feat. Plaits, Rings, Elements, and STO

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Glownely Glow-Lonely

"This is a cover of the Carpenters song Close to you performed on a modular synthesizer.
The voices are Plaits, Rings, Elements, and STO. Hermod is the main sequencer, but everything is being clocked by marbles to create a push pull and jitter to the sequence. I hope you like it"

SYNTHS WHEN - Synth Studio & Repair Shop Tour | Toronto, Canada

Published on Nov 10, 2019 synth4ever

"An in-depth synth studio tour of Synths When (, a vintage synthesizer repair shop and music studio in Toronto, Canada. Run by Jay and Brock, Synths When specializes in vintage synth repairs for Moog, Roland, Yamaha, Korg, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, organs, Serge Modular and much more.

In this synth studio tour, Jay takes us through the shop, goes over various synths, discusses testing procedures for synthesizers, highlights some vintage synths and other classics, and gives us a walkthrough of the Synths When music studio and gear (including modular synths).

Both Jay and Brock bring over a decade of experience with vintage synthesizers to Toronto's music scene. They handle everything from repairing and rebuilding synths, to tuning and regular maintenance.

If you need to get your synth repaired in the Toronto or surrounding regions, do not hesitate to give them a call. They accept repairs by appointment and are happy to help everyone from musicians to studio owners with original or vintage gear."

Soma Lyra-8 // Jomox M-Resonator drone

Published on Nov 10, 2019 nyppy

"Those 2 are a perfect pair. I didn't use any video effects by the way. The camera started shaking and produced these nice shutter effects by itself. ;)

Lyra goes through the M-Resonator. Octatrack adds some delay and Eventide Space is used for reverb (Quasar preset).

#lyra8 #drone #noise"

Going ambient on a budget

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"Where a method to make luxury ambient sounds without going bankrupt is explained. No wallet was hurt making this video."

Patch n Tweak

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