MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman (ContinuuMini Cover)

Published on Nov 18, 2019 MiniMan

"My name is Josh Madoff (Instagram: @miniman.josh) and I'm a professional film composer and producer. I saw a lot of cool continuumini stuff from you guys so I thought you might appreciate my personal tribute to the instrument. I have never had such an immediate and strong connection with a digital instrument before. It felt like the continuumini was designed specifically for me. While I've seen a lot of cool sound design and ambient stuff on the mini, I've learned that it can also be played with musical virtuosity and soul. To show what its capable of, I made a New Orleans style cover of Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" using only the continuumini (Lippold and Ed were really into it!)."

Honeysmack Live Acid Techno Improvisation 40min jam

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Honeysmack

"All hardware, live acid techno improvisation set with modular rack, TR-09, TB-03, Octatrack and TB-303 Devilfish. All effects from Octatrack and Pico DSP, no other processing or editing – completely improvised in a single take.

List of modules in use:
Cwejman BLD-2
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido
Michigan Synth Works SY0.5
Erica Synths Pico Voice
Erica Synths DSP
Malekko Varigate 4+
Xaoc Devices Batumi
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela’s New Workout

New album available on Awesome Soundwave in early 2020, more details very soon."

Panoptigon plays SILENT NIGHT

Published on Dec 1, 2019 optigandotcom

"SILENT NIGHT recorded on Quilter Labs' PANOPTIGON, featuring the new Panoptigon format disc GRAND PIANO (available soon!) as well as the Optigan format DARKSOPHONE and Orchestron format VOCAL CHOIR and SOLO FEMALE VOICE discs. Please see for more information.

The film is from 1926 and is titled "The Story Of Santa Claus." Pea has an original 16mm print of this film and scanned it himself."

Prophet X 2

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Dimitrios Sismanis

"More patches for the Prophet X."

Invisible Minimoog Model D

Minimoog knob set via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via Florian Anwander

"I have never seen the knobs without the synth...

It's like in a science fiction, where all the people vanished, but still
the cloths are laying in the chairs...."

Funny and true! Cool that they laid out the knobs like that. Missing rocker switches though... Made me think of this video.

Custom Black and Gold AKAI MPC 2000

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Something About Forests..? [downtempo // Novation Circuit & Arturia Microfreak]

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Flak Cannon

"A quick downtempo jam made with Novation Circuit & Arturia Microfreak. The Circuit provides the lead sound and percussion, Microfreak does the plucky bass sound. All non-percussion audio processed through Valhalla Shimmer."


DX7 II FD via this auction

TX802 via this auction

SEIKO DS-250 + DS-310 w/ Original Silver Gig Bags & SEIKO DS-202, DS-310, DS-320

SEIKO DS-250 + DS-310 w/ Original Silver Gig Bags via this auction

"SEIKO DS-250 + DS-310 MEGA RARE Vintage Modular Synthesizer system + BAGS!

Used by Jean Michel Jarre in some his amazing compositions!!!
EXCELLENT cosmetic conditions. Complete Setup plus original silver bags, very nice!!! Sequencer manual and 3x Memory cards! Very nice polyphonic system, COOL DRONES! Sounds unique with a built in Chorus!
Perfect working conditions!"

You can find demos here, and here.

SEIKO DS-202, DS-310, DS-320 pictured further below via this auction

X1L3 Modded Yamaha PSS-120 & Roland TR-505

via this auction

Update: Demo of the PSS-120 here and TR-505 here.

Custom Keyboard synthesizer features:
Keyboard drone generator
Digital synth generator
Atari Punk Console
Modulation Generators
Pre delay filter
Echo / Delay
Post delay Filter
Built in speaker and Output control.

Custom Roland Drum Machine:
Damage (like distortion) moudule
Echo / delay
Glitch Matrix

JVC KB-800 with KE10 Digital Composer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Somewhat related: Lowrey V-100 Micro Genie modifications circuit bend hacks

1966 Johnson Intonation Trainer

via this auction

"Very nice and ultra rare Johnson Intonation Trainer Synthesizer from 1966 with Tunable Keyboard.
Made by the E.F. Johnson Co in 1966 Waseca, Minnesota U.S.A.
Speaker in case, it can also connect to external amp or mixer.
Note from users:
Voicing - choose from four voices, basic sine wave to reedy / edgy
Scale Selector - choose between reference (tempered tuning) or tunable
Tunable Scale Controls - correspond to notes on keyboard and adjust pitch in tunable mode
Originally used to test the relationship of pitch-matching and pitch-discrimination abilities

It's FULLY polyphonic with vibrato etc. Cool for Drones and Experimental music, original manual inlcuded.
Excellent cosmetic conditions with an unique design and in perfect working order."

You can find a few demos in previous posts here.


via this auction

"Mega rare vintage analog string machine"

You can find a demo of one here.


via this auction

"Very nice and rare CRUMAR DS2 semi modular analog synthesizer (mono / polyphonic) + its original Lid
It come in GREAT conditions, very CLEAN example! Awesome basses and cool sounds features (2x lfo's combinations) Unique WARM sound, CEM based chips, perfect working!"

Beatstep Pro - First Trip & Discovering Uses (Eurorack improvisation)

Published on Dec 1, 2019

"First trip with the Arturia Beatstep Pro - found a way of making use of the drum triggers with the AJH Precision Voltages module to switch on and off note and octave intervals between two VCO's. I'm also experimenting with incorporating a MIDI keyboard for use in future live performances - this provides a convenient way to switch between keyboard and sequencer control over two synth voices (without re-patching), and in the case of this recording, another way of transposing sequences.

The AJH Synth Precision Voltages module is a convenient tool for adding note intervals and switching octaves for 1v/oct modules and instruments. In this video it's linked to two analogue oscillators.

My music is available here:

More Precision Voltages: [posted here]

Ambient Analog parts 2: [posted here]

Video edited on an iPad (because my MacBook is still broken).

AJH Modules used:
Glide + Noise, Precision Voltages, VCO x3, Ladder Filter, Dual Contour Generators, Ring SM, Fixed Filter Bank 914, VCA x2.

#ajhsynth #dreamsofwires"

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Nine w/ Members of Tangerine Dream

via The Seventh Wave

"Tangerine Dream to play Birmingham …… almost!!!

Ninth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a room for attendees to set up and show off their synth gear and a number of free live performances!

The festival once again sees the addition of a ‘raffle’ to the all-day free event in aid of Drake Music who are the leaders in music, disability and technology.

In March of 2020 the ninth ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes place across three days. For a relatively small festival The Seventh Wave continues to get some of the biggest names in electronic and progressive music.
This time around you can feast your eyes (and ears!) on no less than three either current or former members of global electronic giants Tangerine Dream.

On Friday evening, the headliner is Ulrich Schnauss, who as well as being a distinguished solo performer in his own right is a ‘modern day’ member of Tangerine Dream. Ulrich will be playing a rare live set alongside the founder of Engineers, Mark Peters. On the same bill you also get psychedelic electronic rock behemoth’s Teeth Of The Sea.

On Saturday evening, the headliner is Tangerine Dream ‘bandleader’ Thorsten Quaeschning who will also play a set alongside Ulrich Schnauss in which they will perform tracks from the ground breaking “Synthwaves” album as well as material from their new album. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a very rare solo alto flute and loops ambient set by Theo Travis of Soft Machine/Gong/King Crimson.

On Sunday, Mark Jenkins performs “50 Years of Tangerine Dream” where the instrumentation will literally go from “metal stick” to “cash register” to modern day “Synths” in an all-encompassing show.

To cap it all, the Festival finishes with Steve Jollife (who played in one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream) and he will be performing the Tangerine Dream album Cyclone ‘in-full’.

Tickets can be purchased for the individual paid events from Skiddle at and for the free event which runs from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm people can just turn up on the day, stay for a few minutes, or get hooked and end up of staying all day!"

Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 31 | MF SYNTH BRASS

Published on Dec 1, 2019 madFame

"This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page:

All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

madFame custom patch tutorials

First patch with Befaco's VCMC and VCV Rack

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this is literally the first patch I've built with using the VCMC from Befaco and VCV Rack. Thank you Befaco for sending me this. I'm using it as a Midi controller, but I also use it to send CV from my system into VCV Rack, converting it to Midi. More patch notes below."

Tiptop Audio FM Flanger

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Tiptop .Audio

"Catching the moment, FM sounds through all three FX modules."

A couple of Moog 700 series & Minimoog sequences...

Published on Dec 1, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Here I'm using two 701 drum & one 702 percussion modules for the 'beats'. The 702 is running through a Moogerfooger Ring-Mod. I've already had some interesting rhythms and sequences from these 700 series modules but I was very happy with the way these worked out. Getting a *typical* drum sound and groove from these modules is particularly tricky
- I'm no drum machine programmer by any means - but I'm learning more and more about these each time I play with them..! The Minimoog sequenced on top of these is my ex-10cc one... 😎"

New Open Box Roland MPU-401 MIDI Processing Unit W/ MIF-C64 Interface Kit SN 821689

via this auction

w/ original boxes. Never seen the MIF-C64 Interface kit for the Commodore 64 before.

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 w/ Decksaver Cover

via this auction

"Comes with Decker clear case cover, cheap antenna and USB cable"

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60 + MKII SN I11031492-57

via this auction

"Mint Elektron Monomachine SFX60 Mk2 +, screen protector still in place, really like new. Complete with manual and powersupply in original box.

The Monomachine comes equipped with a +Drive. It effectively means there is no risk of running out of storage space. Over 16’000 patterns, 16’000 kits and 8’000 waveforms can be internally stored."


Published on Dec 1, 2019 ONEPOLYMER

Arturia MICROFREAKs on Amazon

"Arturia MICROFREAK : 'SONIC SPECTRIS' with custom patches.

Have fun with the audiobits

40 FREE classic drum machines for the UNO Drum

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Starsky Carr

IK Multimedia UNO Drums on Amazon

"Plus a look at its analog voices and the crunchy 12 bit PCMs. All in all a very nice and great sounding package.

Analog voices 1:00
12 Bit 808 and 909 5:05
Factory PCM sounds 7:11
Anthology Library 8:13
Installing the libraries 9:26
All 40 Drum machines 10:44"

PLAYSET Drum and Synth Sequencer for iPad by Fingerlab

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Fingerlab

"Pre order PLAYSET now and get 50% off on regular price!!

PLAYSET website:

Playset is an intuitive drum and synth sequencer, designed for instant fun and live music.
Start with the drums. Add a sneaky bass line, dress it with a fat lead and you've got your song.
Adjust the mix, light on the FXs, add a few patterns to the timeline and your song is a hit!

Want to connect? Playset supports MIDI, Audiobus, Ableton Link, and is also available as an Audio Unit plug-in.
Finally, once your song is done, you can export it in order to share it with the world.

One more thing: Playset is brought to you by the team behind DM1 (Apple Design Award winner 2012). So if you liked DM1, you’re going to love Playset!

Playset is a premium app, which means that once you’ve bought it, it is entirely yours to use: no in-app purchases or adds!

-Created by the DM1 team (Apple Design Award 2012)
-Multi-touch sequencer
-50 original samplekits, including drumkits, bass and leads
-Mixer page with mute, level, pitch, length, pan controls and full custom kit per track
-2 FX per instrument with many FX types (reverb, delay, disto, chorus, compressor, …)
-Patterns & Timeline module
-Extra-fast bounce for master or separated tracks, mono or stereo
-Share & import your projects
-Embedded Gallery with demo songs
-Audiobus & Ableton Link support
-MIDI support
-Audio background mode
-Audio Unit support

Have fun
Fingerlab team"

EMS Random Voltage Generator playing EMS Synthi AKS form 1973

Published on Dec 1, 2019 studentsmusic

"what can i say...this synth and ist extensions still blow my mind. it is very emotional to check ist possibilities and even after decades ist sounds amazing, fresh and innovative. Pure analog sound synthesis with a real technological icon sadly only a few synthesistes have access to and can understand its magic in depth"

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 動作テストVer.2

Published on Dec 1, 2019 weltron2010

"Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 組み立てたので動作させてみました。Ver.2"

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators on Amazon

KORG MS-20,NTS-1,SQ-1,& monotribe

Published on Dec 1, 2019 atoooy

New Beast-Tek Pixel Drum Eurorack Module

Published on Dec 1, 2019 paul tas

via Error Instruments & Beast-Tek

"Pixel Drum is a gritty, glitchy 12-bit paraphonic drum synthesizer containing 32 different algorithms for generating percussive weirdness. From gritty kicks and snares to evolving glitch sounds/textures to arcade machine bleeps and bloops, Pixel Drum has been designed to bring glitchy goodness to your eurorack rig."

VOLTLIFE: Suboctaves outside the square

Published on Dec 1, 2019 voltlife

"How to use simple utility modules to add a variety of suboctave waveforms to almost any Eurorack VCO."

voltlife videos


Published on Dec 1, 2019 JAkoGreyshire

EMPATHY 2027: Dawless No Pause Jam on #Elektron #AnalogFour mk2 #VolcaKick #Arturia #Microfreak

Published on Dec 1, 2019 Gary P Hayes

Continuous live dawless jam / improvisation
Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes
in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia
on Elektron #AnalogFour mk2
Korg #VolcaKick & Arturia #MicroFreak
directly recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing

Op-z drums and synth textures // Miles From Home

Published on Nov 30, 2019 Nathan D Farrell

"Short beat using some chill textures. All sounds straight out of the op-z."

Teensy DIY Midi Controller Jam - Moog Animoog App, Fugue Machine

Published on Nov 30, 2019 maasijam

"Jamming with my Teensy based Midi Controller.
Animoog sequenced by Fugue Machine.

BOM, Gerbers and Teensy code will follow. I plan to create a website where you can download all the needed files for the controller."

Patch n Tweak

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