MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

miRack Modular Synthesizer for iPad - My Favorite Black Friday Purchase!

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Update: quick correction: you don't need to be connected to the internet to use the app, only to save patches.

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"miRack Modular Synthesizer for iPad - My Favorite Black Friday Purchase!"


I'm very excited about the miRack modular synthesizer app on iPad!

This is a very basic overview of what it's all about, and some important things to note when making *your* decision on wheter or not to go down this rabbit hole.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

The other video referenced:

Making techno in MiRack

Published on Nov 29, 2019 Ben Zangri

Blue Waldorf Q Rack w/ Custom Maple Desktop Stand/Case and Display & LED Upgrades

via this auction

This was previously posted here, but I goofed the link by having an extra space in it. This is a supporting member listing, so putting up a new post. You can find additional pics in the previous post and of course, in the active listing above.

SE 02 + TR 8S - Quick Jam

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Roland Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

A TR8-S, plus an SE-02, put together equals a quick jam for you!

The Roland SE-02 monophonic analog synthesizer is a Boutique Designer Series collaboration from Roland and Studio Electronics. Using discrete analog circuitry and a knob-per-function interface, the SE-02 creates classic vintage synth tones with expressive hands-on control. Features like cross modulation, a 16-step pattern and song sequencer, CV/gate inputs, trigger in/out, standard MIDI, and USB offer modern flexibility. The SE-02 pairs with the optional K-25m keyboard unit or DK-01 dock for a versatile array of stage and studio configurations.

The Roland AIRA TR-8S Rhythm Performer combines the best of its Roland heritage with modern production techniques and professional sound design. Loaded with the largest, most authentic collection of TR drum machines available, the TR-8S can also incorporate preset and custom samples to create unique hybrid and layered kits. Featuring a refined, performance-tuned interface, the TR-8S enables natural and intuitive creation of evolving patterns with variations, fills, and motion.

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

Anyone Interested in a Desktop Version of the Solaris by John Bowen Synth Design?

via the John Bowen forums:

"Could there be something new to order soon?
And would you be interested?"


If you aren't familiar with the John Bowen Solaris, see here.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z demo (Aquifex)

Published on Dec 2, 2019 SynthAddict

"I finally got around to making some sort of simple Teenage Engineering OP-Z demo, all programmed/sequenced on the OP-Z (internal FX added to each track) and mixed down live to a stereo recorder and replacing the camera's crappy audio track - no mastering, and some mistakes. :-)

The video shows a tiny bit of the amazing power of this little gray "chocolate bar" gadget.

Here I'm using mute groups to add and remove sequencer parts and realtime performance FX (like the Pocket Operators) like a sort of DJ approach.

More fun stuff to come...

Features not used: step components (the real secret weapon), internal FX tracks or the mastering track, tape FX (like the OP-1), pitch bender, or the installed OPLab connectivity module (in photo - syncs pocket operators, MIDI gear, and modular CV/gate).
This little guy does a lot!

A few extra crazy features of the OP-Z involve running DMX lights and Unity engine graphics from the sequencer (both have their own channels). DMX runs over USB and the Unity channel controls Unity graphics/animation or photos/FX via Bluetooth with files on an iPhone/iPad which can be hooked to a projector for live performance. A true all-in-one solution for some people.

And a MATRIXSYNTH card in the pic. :)


via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

EMS VCS3 1969 + Crickewood DK1 + documents , fully serviced, many mods

SN 214 via this auction

"May be the unique chance to purchase one of the first VCS3's made back in 1969 ! EMS VCS3 + DK2 + original documents / fully serviced/ many invisible and reversible mods added (see below!)
Serial # 214 VCS3
Fully serviced in 2014 by a reputed tech in Belgium.
Huge and quite expensive work !

VCS3 + DK2 have been fully calibrated according to the EMS service manual procedure.
Many invisible modification using matrix and push pull pots, no extra holes drilled in the panel :

1- OSC 2 and OSC 3 SHAPE CV via the reverb mix column - pull the SHAPE knob will connect it to the reverb mix column

2 - Audio/LFO RANGE fo each OSC - pull the SINE or SQUARE knob changes the range

3- SYNC of osc 1 slaved to osc 2 and/or osc 3 when their triangle know is pulled.
Os1 ramp knob selects 2 sync depths

4 – OSC 1 and 2 stabilisation (LM394H)

5 – Temperature compensation (TYCO tempco)

6 – Filter 4 or 5 pole selector (pull the frequency knob for 5 pole)

7 – Filter Response control (pull the response knob for voltage control via the meter column)

8 - filter slew/unslew - Pull up the « level » knob makes the filter receptive to audio range CV and allow nice FM and percussive sounds - excellent !

9 – Envelope ATTACK and DECAY times x10 + ON and OFF times x10 (both
mods together can produce cycles longer than 5 minutes !)

10 – TRAPEZOID polarity control - pulling the knob inverts the trapezoid

11 – Gate input modification on a control output jack socket

12 - 2 x 1V/oct precalibrated CV input on the HIGH LEVEL jack inputs, to have 1V/oct, set the corresponding input level pot to 10. Tracks ok on 5 octaves with the frequency dial in central position.
Buffers keep the CV stable regardless of the number of pins . new vernier dials firmly mounted to metal standoffs instead of the terrible rubber strip used on the very early units

13 - new caps in the PSU
14 - new trimmers"

ARP 2600 (2601)

via this auction

"ARP 2601 with matching 3620 keyboard.
Serviced. Beautiful condition."


via this auction

"Very Rare! Licensed BALDWIN IKE version of the EMU EMAX. This 12-bit sampler / synthesizer is in very nice cosmetic condition, with only a few scratches/scuffs to mention. This sampler / Synthesizer is in all-around excellent working condition. All components: The ANALOG, DIGITAL boards, floppy drive, both PANEL PCB's, keybed, LCD, wheels, slider potentiometers, buttons, etc. have all been fully tested and are all in excellent functioning condition. PC333 HD/SCSI fully upgradeable Analog/Digital PCB's are installed in this IKE. Also included are 10 x Olympia 3.5" backup disks loaded with soundbanks from the original EMU EMAX library. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!!"

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer

via this auction

ROLAND SYSTEM-100 Model 101 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 500969

via this auction

A Few More Rmif Ti-5 Rare Soviet Synth Demos

A few more demos have been added to the bottom of this post.

New Q158 VCA2++ Dual VCA

Published on Dec 2, 2019 synthesizersdotcom

"Hosted by Roger Arrick of"


"The Q158 VCA++ module combines two VCAs along with innovative connectivity to provide a panner, fader, 3-channel mixer and ring modulator functions - all in a single-wide module.

You can never have enough VCAs in a modular system and the Q158 addresses this by providing two full-featured VCAs complete with invertable attenuators and bipolar gain controls.

The signal input and CV input for VCA #1 are normalized to VCA #2, in other words, they are automatically connected to VCA #2 unless plugs are inserted into VCA #2 jacks. This makes patching easy to create a 2-channel panner (one input panning between two outputs) and a fader (two inputs fading to one output).

Automatic connection between the two VCA channels also provides an easy way to do ring modulation (4-quadrant multiplier). Multiplying 2 audio signals produces frequencies that are the sum and differences of the originals resulting in inharmonic bell-like tones, a classic synthesizer function.

VCA channels #1 and #2 are mixed together along with a third un-attenuated channel in the center section. This gives you a 3-channel mixer with 2 of the channels having attenuators. The INVERT switch inverts the polarity of VCA #2's contribution to the mixer and is used to produce ring modulation.

Both VCAs have manual gain controls and VCA #2's invert switch provides simple signal processing functions."

Yamaha SS-30 String Synthesiser

Published on Dec 2, 2019 JMPSynth

"Quick demo of the Yamaha SS-30 String Synthesiser, one of two stringers favoured by Ultravox in the 1980's due to its lush sound.

Please forgive the picture quality from phone, the audio has been over-dubbed which is the important thing."

Gotharman’s LD3 Percussion Synthesizer Update for Little deformer 3 and Tiny LD Now Available

via Gotharman's Musical Instruments

"Gotharman’s has today released a Percussion Synthesizer for Little deformer 3 and Tiny LD, with 4 new percussion oscillators.

[demos previously posted here]

Percussion oscillator1: 2 percussion waves, that can be detuned and modulated by FM noise and any other LD3/Tiny LD modulation source. Modulation of an Atk (Attack) parameter with an envelope, simulates the strike of the drum. Optimized for kicks, snares and noise sounds.

Percussion oscillator2: Same as 1, but modulated by squared FM noise. Optimized for analog style hi hats and cymbals.

Percussion oscillator3: 2 percussion waves, that ring modulates each other, and that can be detuned and modulated by FM noise and any other LD3/Tiny LD modulation source. Modulation of an Atk (Attack) parameter with an envelope, simulates the strike of the drum. Optimized for hi hats, toms and bell type sounds.

Cymbal oscillator: A small group of square wave oscillators modulates each other (in FM range) to create complex sounds like cymbals and metallic noises.

The Percussion Synthesizer add-on are included in trial mode in the latest update (fully functional, but save disabled), and can be un-locked for EUR 149,-"

You can find additional info on the update (V 12.15) here, and you can purchase the Percussion Synthesizer add-on here.

X1L3 space drones synth project1

X1L3 modded Yamaha PSS-120 currently listed for sale here with a X1L3 Modded Roland TR-505. Pics and details previously posted here.

One more video:

X1L3 space drones synth project2

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Scienceforce

The Bob Moog Foundation: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

Published on Dec 2, 2019 moogfoundation

"Through our hallmark education project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and through our new Moogseum, the Bob Moog Foundation is educating and inspiring people of all ages at the intersection of science, music, and imagination. Over 13,000 children have been served through Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and thousands of people from all over the world have visited the Moogseum. Help keep the Bob Moog Foundation strong and growing. Join us in inspiring the next generation of innovators. DONATE TODAY:"

Wendy Carlos Interview 1989 BBC Two

Published on Sep 3, 2019 automatic_bazooti

"Wendy appeared on the BBC in 1989 and is best known for the scores to A Clockwork Orange, Tron and The Shining."

Novation Circuit Patches for Ambient, Techno and Electronica

Published on Nov 19, 2019 Limbic Bits

"Novation Circuit Elements Patch Bank for genres like Ambient, IDM, (Dub) Techno and Electronica. This Pack contains 64 patches and 64 samples.

▶ Get it here:

Apart from the internal effect engine, I've used Valhalla DSP effects once in a while to create this demo (Shimmer, Delay and Vintage Verb).

Assignment of the potentiometers (fix for almost every patch)
Knob 1 = Cutoff EG intensity
Knob 2 = Cutoff
Knob 3 = An intelligent transition of Resonance / Noise / Overdrive (depending on the patch, sometimes without Noise or Overdrive)
Knob 4 = first 50 % is for Attack Time / second half of the knob sets Release time, so you can smoothly morph a lead sound into a pad.

The remaining four knobs are used for parameters most relevant for the selected patch
Knob 5 = Vibrato, EFX Dry / wet (depending on the patch also chorus when turning the knob further to the right)
Knob 6 = Performance Knob (could be LFO speed, LFO intensity, OSC Tune etc.)
Knob 7 = Volume & Amount of Noise
Knob 8 = Oscillator Morph functions. Those can be Wavetable Positions, Oscillator A/B Ratio etc."

Oxygen - Bass House Jam (Novation Circuit)

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A deep, dark bass house / tech house jam on the Novation Circuit.
Made with Gemfire's Deep'n'low pack."

1979 Digital Resonator overview

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Todd Barton

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The Dream Garden - Dimi Frank & Miss Leela

Published on Nov 29, 2019 V. K.

Squarp Pyramid, Dreadbox Erebus, Digitech Polara

Rmif Ti-5 Ultra Rare Analog Soviet Synthesizer | Sounds

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Futulyric

"The Soviet synthesizer RMIF TI5 was engineered and produced at Riga Musical Instruments Factory in early 1980.
8-voice analog polyphonic , 16 digitally synced analog oscillators, 8 MOOG-like discrete ladder filters, 1 SAW_UP/SAW_DOWN/TRIANG/SQUARE LFO, 1 noise source, 256 memory presets in four banks (192 ROM, 64 RAM), sequencer and UP/DOWN/UP_AND_DOWN arpeggiator."

A few of these have come up for sale, but I believe this is the first video demo of one.

Update: a few more from Futulyric: [via daden in the commments]


1. Rmif Ti-5 Ultra Rare Analog Soviet Poly Synthesizer
2. FUTULIRIC | Rmif Ti 5 & Rmif Elsita | Psyphony B♭minor
3. Electribe 2 & Rmif Ti-5 | Dark Progressive House
4. Jingle Bells Remix # Electibe 2 & Aelita, Rmif Ti-5, Ritm 2, Maestro
5. Dark House # Alisa 1377, Aelita, Polyvox, Rmif Ti 5

Prophet Rev2 16-voice flawless with custom aluminum & wood ends

via this auction

"Absolutely perfect in every way. Practically unused, never dusty, never left my home, covered when not in use. Includes aluminum and hand-stained and finished tiger maple end-cheeks, original end-cheeks, original manual, and power cord. 16-voice version."

Blue Waldorf Q Rack 16-voice w/ Blue OLED Display, LEDs & Custom Wood Rack

via this auction

Update: link fixed. Thanks to gridsleep in the comments for catching it!

"Gorgeous classic VA/Wavetable synth, practically modular in its programming complexity. 16 voices regardless of processor load (unlike the Blofeld and Micro Q). Latest OS, dual filters including PPG and comb filters, tunable sub-oscillators, effects, step sequencers, arpeggiators, etc. New blue-white OLED display and white LEDs that are not too bright for close-up work. Includes custom stained and finished tiger maple rack that angles the synth forward, plus manual and power cord (no wall warts here).

Perfect functional condition, excellent cosmetic condition. No dents, chips or scratches, all knobs and buttons work flawlessly. Kept covered when not in use."

Roland Promars Compuphonic MRS-2 SN 991515

via this auction

Prophet VS Factory Demos

Published on Jan 15, 2013 Python Blue

"Finally resuming synth/sample previews with this video, in which I play 12 of the original Prophet VS presets on the Arturia Prophet V."

via this auction

S/N 2400-0213

Fully serviced and calibrated.
All faders and switches have been cleaned,calibrated and lubricated

Quasimidi Sirius SN 51761

via this auction

Boss Dr. Rhythm Graphic DR-110 Drum Machine

via this auction

Jomox Resonator Neuronium

via this auction

JoMox Xbase 09 V2.09 Drum Synthesizer Drumcomputer SN 9742-0690

via this auction

little robot

Roland SYSTEM-100 109 Speakers

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak

via this auction

"This Multi-Trak has been fully serviced and calibrated, the internal battery has been changed and the factory presets have been loaded again.
This is an excellent synthesizer with a lot of modulation possibilities, the envelope generator affects the VCA VCO and VCF.

All the rotary potentiometers have been cleaned and lubricated.

The keyboard contacts have been cleared."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 w/ Gligli Mod

via this auction

Casio Synth VST? Arturia CZ V Demo

Published on Dec 2, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of the Arturia CZ V plugin which is based on the Casio CZ-101 and CZ-1000 synth keyboards. I just browse through a few presets and play some melodies."

01-The Arturia MicroFreak- Sequencer Part B

Published on Dec 2, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the second part of a two-part demonstration of the sequencer present on the Arturia MicroFreak.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!

The theme music was composed and recorded using only the Arturia MIcroFreak. The drums were programmed using a Korg Triton LE."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

TouellSkouarn - Ar Merc’het Brao

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Alex4

"Ar Merc'het Brao is a dual or stereo filter with a slope of -12 dB per octave. Distortion circuits add some musical aggression to audio signals.

Ar Merc’het Brao is comprised of two filters and two overdrive sections. As usual with Touellskouarn, the module has a Breton name: Ar Merc’het Brao means "The pretty girls". Ar Merc’het Brao can be used to process a stereo signal or two mono signals. The module is Eurorack as well as guitar friendly.

The filters are resonant with a slope of -12dB per octave. A switch makes it possible to choose between low-pass and high-pass. The filter cutoffs are voltage-controlled thanks to dedicated CV inputs. Additionally, the Ar Merc’het Brao features global controls for cutoff and resonance.

Both overdrive sections offer the classic and well known TouellSkouarn distortion sound."

In a Carpenter mood

Published on Dec 2, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"An easy going jam in a John Carpenter mood, sounding like a low budget sci-fi movie score. All sounds from Yamaha QY70. No FX or Post-productionPeace!AW"

Roland Keyboard Rigs with Steven Weston (UNKLE)

Published on Dec 2, 2019 RolandChannel

"As keys man for UNKLE, Steven Weston is tasked with recreating the classic cuts from 1998’s Psyence Fiction – and pushing the band’s live sound in bold new directions. In this video interview, he reveals how he does it all with the Roland SYSTEM-8.

The Roland SYSTEM-8 is a direct result of over four decades of synthesizer development, including some of the most iconic instruments ever made. It absolutely nails the sound and behavior of our most sought-after classics, like the included JUPITER-8, JUNO-106 and JX-3P synthesizers—and yet it does so much more."

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