MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

First Pics and Details on Behringer's EDP WASP Deluxe Desktop Synth Priced at 298.99


This one was spotted and sent in via Bill of Ampersand Posture.

Details:

"A Stinging Cult Classic Reborn

A faithful reproduction of the cult classic digital-analog hybrid synth, the Behringer Wasp monophonic synth has the bone-rattling lows and searing highs that made its predecessor infamous in esoteric synth circles. True to its name, the Wasp excels at droney, buzzy synth sounds, emanating from its two digital oscillators, distinctive analog VCF with highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass modes, noise generator, and a hive full of modulation capabilities. The Wasp can generate three variable oscillator shapes —pulse, ramp, and enhanced mode, with pulse width modulation on OSC1. OSC2 swaps out pulse width control for pitch, so you can dial up warbly, detuned chorus effects, or tune the oscillator to intervals for pseudo-polyphony. A unique LFO with six selectable waveforms and pitch and frequency mod controls and the Wasp's two analog envelope generators open up vast signal manipulation possibilities. Synthesists at Sweetwater are psyched to add this rarified legend to their synth arsenals. Gnarly, aggressive, and completely idiosyncratic, Behringer's Wasp is all the buzz!

Eurorack and Poly Chain Compatible
The Behringer Wasp can be used as a desktop module or integrated into a Eurorack system, with an 80HP footprint, and integrated it into your MIDI setup via 5-pin DIN or USB-MIDI. Featuring Behringer's Poly Chain capability, the Wasp can be combined with multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony. It also includes an external in, so you can shape and mangle guitars, vocals, drum machines, and more with the Wasp's inimitable filters and modulators.

Specs below.

Novation Circuit - Willing Spirit


Published on Nov 19, 2019 Silver Reef

"I started this track with the idea of creating something inspired by Steve Reich's 'Music For 18 Musicians'. It didn't end up very much like the inspiration, but I think it turned out okay! The first patch is from Cuckoo's Circuit pack, the second is homemade, and the samples are from the factory Circuit pack. What I like about many of Cuckoo's patches are that they utilize the noise oscillator, which I think adds an organic feel that fills out a lot of the track, which is especially useful when you only have two synth tracks to work with.

All sounds are coming from the Circuit. Mastering with Ozone 8 Elements. Recorded on Canon 80D."

Yamaha CS30 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with Step Sequencer SN 1975


via this auction

Some vintage Roland, Yamaha, and Greco stickers on the case.

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer


via this auction

PPG Wave 2.3 Digital Wavetable Synthesizer with Analog Filters Hybrid Synth V8.3


PPG Wave 2.3 strange output Published on Jun 11, 2008 zibbybone

"Strange modulated output from PPG Wave 2.3"


via this auction

"Alright, before y'all start posting this listing on your forums and social media groups saying "ermergerd! look at this $6k PPG Wave 2.3 that doesn't even work", most of y'all have never played a PPG Wave and don't know the magic that lives inside it. Nothing, NOTHING, sounds like a PPG Wave except a PPG Wave.

OK, I bought this dude back in 2007. I ordered the V8.3 system along with new LCD backlight and knob covers from Virtual Music in Austria. I had my local tech install said parts, but never could get proper audio out of it - just seach YouTube for "PPG Wave Strange Output", that's this very synth. You can also see the keyboard doing the "PPG Wave" also known as Austin Powers' teeth. It's going to need rebushing like every other synth with a Pratt-Read keyboard.

Again, with the "ermergehrd!", why is shipping so high. Again, you boneheads don't know how fragile these synths are. I sold a Wave 2.2 to Calvin Harris a few years ago. I build a crate out of OSB and secured it to a shipping pallet and shipped it via motor freight so that it would not be handled improperly. I will ship this the same way.

If no one buys it, good. Maybe someday I will find a tech that can bring it 100% functionality.

Be sure to check out my other listings for more electronic musical instruments."

Rare RMIF TI-3 Soviet Synth


via this auction

Only one other featured back in 2013.

RHEEM MARK VII


via this auction

"THE ORIGINAL DOORS Classic Organ Keyboard with BASS BOOSTER, in TOTAL MINT CONDITION - ALL KEYS AND CONTROLLERS LOOK AND PLAY BRAND NEW, THE TRUE DOORS SOUNDS, HAS BASS BOOSTER WITH THROTTLE CONTROLLER THAT EFFECTS THE LOWER 2 KEYBOARD OCTAVES AND ADDS A SUPER BASS NOTE TO THE REGISTERS! FROM THE SUMMER OF '69, I BOUGHT TWO OF THESE MARK 7'S, PLAYED ONE AT ALL GIGS AND KEEP THIS ONE IN A TIME CAPSULE UNTIL NOW. IT INCLUDES ALL ORIGINAL CORDS , EXPRESSION PEDAL, LEGS, BOTH THE ORIGINAL and 1 EXTRA MUSIC STAND (2 total), HARD SHELL CASE and EVEN THE ORIGINAL BLACK LEATHERETTE DUST COVER OVER THE CASE."

Blue Lantern Evila modular synthesizer - Diode edition with bonus module


via this auction

"This is a rare modular synthesizer that was only made for a short time before Blue Lantern went into Eurorack equipment. This is a particularly great place to start for anyone who is new to the modular world. I'm also including a separate module that includes a VCA and two separate filters, one of which models an Oberheim. It can be attached or detached to the synth as seen in the pictures. All power supplies included, and I'll throw in a pack of ~20 patch cables anywhere from 5" to 2' long. I picked it up with the intention of getting into modular stuff about a year ago, but just haven't had the time. It has some scratches and stuff that are cosmetic, but I'd call it like a 8/10 overall.

The oscillators are pretty aggressive sounding, it's a pretty beastly sound so this isn't meant to create silky atmospheric pads. They also tend to waver around, maybe as far as 30 cents or so. It's likely a simple calibration fix, but I'm not the type of person to tinker around with equipment. For that reason, I think it's more fun as a sound designer, but if you're looking to make some really interesting, experimental music then I suppose it'd be good for that too. Anyway, that's why I'm selling it for so cheap.

Here is a video of a similar model, posted by the manufacturer. [posted here]

Details:

(2) 'BLUE DEMON' VCO'S WITH: SAW/ RAMP/ SQUARE/ TRANGLE/ SINE AND LINEAR, FM, SYNC, PWM, AND 1V/OCT CV INPUTS.

(2) MODULAR PORTABLE BI-POLAR POWER SUPPLY WHICH HANGS OFF THE PANEL WITH BUILT IN MULTIPLE CV BUFFER. 16VAC PWR INPUT(WALLWART) 2.1mm JACK

(1) NOISE GENERATOR WITH 4 TYPES : WHITE, RED, HPWN, LPWN

(1) AC MIXER.

(1) LFO WITH S&H AND TAP TEMPO. SAW/ RAMP/ SQUARE/ TRIANGLE/ SINE/ S&H

(2) ADSR ENVELOPE GENERATORS INCLUDING MANUAL TRIGGER BUTTON.

(1) POLIVOKS LM4250 BASED VCF WITH BRIGHT SWITCH AND BI-POLAR INPUT.

(1) MIDI 2 CV CONVERTER WITH (2) PITCH CV OUTS AND (1) GATE OUT, (1) TRIG OUT, (1) MIDI to CV CONTROLLER OUT

(2) JACK TYPE CONVERTERS SO YOU CAN CONNECT TO YOUR MIXER OR AMP.

(2) ATTENUATORS

MIXER FOR 3 INPUTS + 1 OUTPUT

Analogue Solutions Mr Hyde


via this auction

Antonus 2600 analog synthesizer (ARP 2600 replica)


via this auction

Demo videos posted here.

Modded ARP Avatar Guitar Synth


via this auction

"Vintage ARP Avatar modified for modular use, like a mini 2600. Overall it's in good shape, it was converted to a modular synth with the patchbay kit from Retroactiv Synthesizers. At that time it also received additional maintenance which included

Faders cleaned and lubricated

Power supply re-capped

All tantalum capacitors replaced

Currently it has an issue with VCO 1 not producing signal (hence the low price) the rest of the synth functions normally, I don't use it often and would rather sell it than get it repaired."

Monome Norns


via this auction

Brian Eno Patches on KORG Volca FM (Ambient) w/ MIDIfm MIDI Out Mod


Published on Nov 19, 2019 RemixSample

"Hi friends! I'm just trying out the Brian Eno patches on the Volca FM (http://dxsysex.com/SYSEX_DX7/Guest/En...) with some cool effects. I mapped the knobs of the Volca FM to control the amount of reverb, shimmer and delay. This only works with the midi out mod ( [below] )There are 4 patches that comes in the ENO FM7 cartridge. My favorite was the init patch though XD"

KORG Volca FM - MIDIfm MIDI mod Installation Video

Published on Aug 9, 2016 James Spadavecchia

"Installation Video.
MIDIfm is a no soldering MIDI out modification for the KORG Volca FM Digital FM Synthesizer.
Priced at just £15.00 it's the lowest cost MIDI out mod around!

Get yours now at http://usbtri.be/usbtribe_volca.html#..."


"The only solderless MIDI Out solution for the Korg Volca FM Digital FM Synthesizer.

The MIDIfm MIDI out modification gold plated spring contacts to mate with your Volca FM without soldering! Open the synth, remove a screw, pop in the MIDIfm mod and put the screw back. Easy! Your Volca FM has MIDI Out capability. So you can sequence external MIDI devices from the Volca FM. Expand the creative capabilities of your Volca FM!
Pre-assembled solution
Quick, simple, solderless installation!
Record front panel controls over MIDI
Control external MIDI devices from the front panel knobs and buttons
High quality, Mylar foil screened cable and DIN socket"

Roland JD-XA Artificial Noise and Filter Bleeding Issue Workaround

Roland JD-XA Fixes - 'Get Into The Groove' Sound Demo

Published on Nov 19, 2019 ONEPOLYMER

"Is the Roland JD-XA the best of all Roland Synthesizers? What if? And not to mention, what will be if? :)

A short workaround for the artfical noise and filter bleeding issue of the JD-XA from Roland is included within the video.

The last of its kind! But it sounds so... damn nice! :)

Have fun
Marcus (onepolymer)"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with Ron Moton PH.D


You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Ron Moton PH.D is a pro touring musician, in demand music producer, clinician, composer, arranger, music director, music minister, youth mentor, and private music teacher. Ron has numerous album and song credits and is a well-known music industry producer specializing in jazz, R&B, funk, Christian music production and more.

Now touring nationally and internationally, Ron Moton is known for his contemporary jazz-funk that is both artistic and entertaining. High energy grooves, jazz sophistication, and soulful sounds are his trademark. Recent performances include: Yoshi’s Jazz Club, The Jazz Bulls Chicago, the Russian Philharmonic Society’s “Snow Jazz” festival series, the Russian Federation National Big Band, multiple concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo Japan, the Cotton Club, and Billboard Live. Other performances include the Fire Rock Grill Jazz Club, Maestros Jazz Club, the Celebrity Theater, and the Nokia Theater. International tours include Mexico, France, and the Caribbean, to name a few. Ron has performed on musical television appearances and performances at the Grammy Awards. In addition to his jazz career, Ron is also saxophonist and flautist for the legendary funk and R&B super group, ConFunkShun.

We chatted with Ron on how he’s using the Prophet X in his music"

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You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Superlative SB01 Is Funded - 44 Hours to Go for Microtuning Stretch Goal


The Superlative SB01 has reached funding on their Kicstarter campaign. They are currently at $171,557 pledged of their $101,000 goal, however they added a stretch goal to add microtuning as a feature for all future models. The new stretch goal is $200,000. The funding campaign has 44 hours to go. If you are interested in getting in on the SB01 early and would like to see microtuning added, now might be the time.

DX5 Playing Trans X "Living on Video"


Premiere in progress. Started 2 minutes ago Published on Nov 19, 2019 DX5

"Rendition to one of the most influential disco tracks ever.
Recorded at first shot, therefore some mistakes can be found.
Gear used:

Emu Emax: Filtered lead (sampled from the JP8000).
Roland JP8000: left hand bass sequence (yes, I like to suffer playing live :) and right hand triangle lead/ saw solo (done my own way).
Roland Promars MRS-2: Bassline (triggered from Pro Tools, so I could tweak faders and knobs)

--- Backtrack previously recorded on Pro Tools including:
--- Arturia Jupiter 8V for the arpeggio style background sound).
--- Casio VL-1

Song composed by Pascal Languirand.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Live in Chicago November 2019 | Caterina Barbieri


Published on Nov 19, 2019 LowGainElectronics

"Caterina Performing live Eurorack Modular on November 18th 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center for Lampo Series! Full Set"

You can find additional posts featuring Caterina Barbieri here.

VERMONA PERfourMER Mk. 2 + UNO DRUM // PURE ANALOG


Published on Nov 19, 2019 LESINDES

"This is another episode of PURE ANALOG here with VERMONA PERfourMER. Only single voices are used not all 4. I did not use FX as all the other on board FX of the synths that are being played hier in PURE ANALOG which is a project to find out and show the qualities of analog synthesizers and eventually also hybrids. And exciting Question is also how contemporary synths like this lush GRP A-2 or EREBUS NYX compare to vintage legends like MINIMOOG or ARP ODYSSEY or ROLAND JUPITER 4 etc. So this piece will be played and performed with different synths in the future track by track recorded in DAW without any equing or otherwise processed in DAW, no add modulation, reverb, saturation or other FX. Only a mastering compressor, EQ and Limiter is used on the sum. So what you hear is completely un-FX-ed material -- almost impossible to find these days!!!"

A New Case for Gotharman's LD3


via Gotharman

"A new alternative casing style will, very soon, be available for Little deFormer 3."

Note the IO ports on the back vs. the sides.

You can find details on Gotharman's Little deFormer 3 on Gotharman's website here, and tons of demos in previous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH.

New Cirrus: FM Touch Synth


Published on Nov 19, 2019 otemrellik

"A new synth built with Teensy audio library. Only 4 made. http://www.otemrellik.com/rdei/"


"Cirrus is an 8 voice digital synthesizer.

Cirrus Features:

8 capacitive touch plates for notes and modulation
8 voice polyphony
Pitch LFO with high frequency mode
Looping envelope for cutoff filter / FM amount
Reverb
Unison and glide modes
32 step polyphonic sequencer with paramaters per step
USB MIDI for notes, clock and CC control
Pulse in/out for syncing sequencer
Save/Load up to 8 presets

$300"

1979 SMP Overview


Published on Nov 19, 2019 Todd Barton

"My initial encounter and overview with 1979's Stereo Microsound Processor (SMP) based on Mutable Instruments Clouds but styled with added features for the Buchla format. A later episode will have some sound demos.

Purchase information: https://1979.ws

A good Clouds tutorial for the curious: [posted here]

Consider joining my Patreon page to support continuing tutorials for Buchla, Serge, Hordijk and some Eurorack:
https://www.patreon.com/synthtodd"


Update: Note 1979 is the brand, not the year. I created a new site label for them. I believe 1979 is Wes Milholen of Grayscale's brand. You can find a 20Objects interview with him here.


The SMP / STEREO MICROSOUND PROCESSOR is currently priced at $850.

"Granular synthesis for 4U systems. Based on Clouds by Mutable Instruments, the SMP is a realtime granular synthesis processor that expands significantly on the original. Dedicated controls for previously hidden functions, additional CV inputs with inverting attenuators, easier access to preset recall and sampling settings, and increased control over output gain make this one of the most full-featured hardware granular processors available. It's a powerful addition to any Buchla-format system, offering a form of digital signal processing not previously available in this format."



Eureka and Samoa [Episode 200]


Published on Nov 18, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Our 200th Episode! A new experimental music piece featuring scenes from Humboldt Bay, the Samoa Peninsula, and the town of Eureka. Many scenes feature the distinctive dolosse along the north and south jetty of the inlet to the bay.

Music and film by Amanda Chaudhary.

Synthesizers used:
Arturia EMS Synthi V
Arturia CMI V
Arturia Pigments
MOK Waverazor
Tracktion BioTek
East West Orchestra Gold

Video synthesis via Max/MSP/Jitter."

https://www.catsynth.com

Behringer VC340 Vocoder + 101-VCO [Demo #1]


Published on Nov 19, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

Today the gorgeous sounds of the Behringer VC340 Vocoder
Strings and Choir paired with my 101-VCO on arpeggio.
101-VCO going to my 101-VCF for that classic SH-101 sound.
Future Retro Transient is going to the vocoder mic input.
Transient is modulated by Batumi to result in those
shifting vocoder effects - almost chanting/talking?
Arturia Drumbrute Impact is clocked to the Beatstep Pro.
Some Big Sky reverb and Timefactor Delay.

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.

**BLOG** http://gstormelectronica.blogspot.com/
**LISTEN/DOWNLOAD** http://soundcloud.com/gstormelectro
**TWITTER** http://twitter.com/gstormelectro
**REVERB** http://reverb.com/shop/gstormelectro"

Buchla Music Easel w/ iProgram Card


via this auction, also on Reverb

PAiA Electronics P9700S Analog Modular Synthesizer


via this auction

"PAiA Electronics P9700S Analog Modular Synthesizer, also known more simply as the PAiA 9700. This is a Frac-Rack modular format, very similar to Eurorack, and occupies 3 rack spaces in a standard 19" rack. It is MIDI controlled and has a lot of power packed into such a compact unit!!

There are 4 separate modules: 1. MIDI to CV, 2. VCO, 3. VCF and 4. VCA. There are many additional features included in each of these modules that make them very functional and flexible. Altogether, there is an equivalent of 15 separate modules combined within this synth, which include 2 voltage controlled oscillators, one of which can be switched to an LFO, 2 voltage controlled filters, 2 voltage controlled amplifiers, a balanced modulator, a mixer, a noise source, 2 A-R envelope generators, 1 ADSR envelope generator, MIDI to CV converter, glide processor, CV scale/offset processor and an external class II power supply."

Pics of the inside below.

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer 2019 Eggshell White


via this auction

"Here is a beautiful Cwejman S1 MK2 Eggshell White 2019 build. Mint condition has sat on shelf for its short lifetime. Comes in Cwejman box."

Octave Cat Rev 1


via this auction

"This synth is great shape for its age! It is a Revision 1 model before they added LFO delay parameter, etc."

Korg Mono/Poly MP-4 w/ Tubbutec MIDI


via this auction

"4 VCOs in one synthesizer.
This Monophonic/4voices synthesizer is one of the most versatile small synthesizer in the market, it has an excellent effect section and it has a lot of modulation possibilities.
This one has been serviced :
- All the potentiometers have been individually cleaned.
- the VCO section has been check and calibrated.
- The Tubbutec MOD has been installed.

The wood sides have some signs of wear but does not reflect the working condition of the synthesizer which is excellent !"

Waldorf Microwave XTk w/ Updated Display


via this auction

Red Kitten and a Red Roland SH-101


Spotted this one on Catsynth.

Expressive eyes. Reminds me of Amos of Moog Music. :)

Ableton Instrument Mega pack - The Farfisa Compact Duo


Published on Nov 19, 2019 Expanding Sound

"The Farfisa Compact Duo. A classic organ used by Pink Floyd and so many other rock musicians of the past. It has that awesome 60s sound. From the spring tank reverb attached to the gigantic power section, to the awesome vibrato and tremolo patches, this organ really harkens the classic rock sound. This pack of 20 instruments captures the iconic sound through multi sampled presets. I also added a little flair of my own. Hope you enjoy it!"

A Piece for Modular and Theremin


Published on Nov 18, 2019 Rhythmicons

"This is a draft of a concept of an alien world. Recorded in one take.

Moslab 901 oscillators with a bit of FM on the filter going to an AKG BX-10 Reverb. Theremin going to a Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo with a touch of delay and reverb.

Thanks for listening."

How to play Voodoo Ray


Published on Nov 18, 2019 SynthMania

"Viewers request - how to play the wonderful 'Voodoo Ray' by A Guy Called Gerald, classic hit song from the heyday of House music in the late '80s"

Roland TR-808, SH-101, TB-303, & Bastl Microgranny.
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