MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


via this auction


Roland VP 330 Vocoder Plus

via this auction, also on Reverb

"In very good condition. The unit has some very minor cosmetic wear and some damage to the sidewood but overall in very good cosmetic condition. All functions, keys, sliders buttons working well! Please see pictures. This unit has been tested before listing."

1983 Korg EX-800 w/ Blue LEDs

via this auction

Sneak Peak of Behringer's New Eurororack Moog Modules

Go Go Eurorack! Our new modular synth case Published on Dec 11, 2019 BEHRINGER

Comes in at 4:48. 923 Noise & Filter - Low Pass, High Pass, Noise Source (white & pink). Note Aion Modular currently makes a eurorack version of the 923 and more. The 923 of course is a clone of the original Moog Modular 923, found in the Model 15.

"Check out our new eurorack case Eurorack Go for modular synths. Two times 140 hb of space, beefy power supply, stand and carrying handle. Götz is unboxing the case, builds a modular synth with two Model Ds, a Behringer Neutron and a couple of modules."

Jonathan Snipes Scoring For Film Workshop

Started streaming less than 1 minute ago Perfect Circuit

"Jonathan Snipes will be at our Burbank CA event space talking about using MAX and modular synthesizers for scoring films."

DX5 playing Depeche Mode "Everything Counts" studio version.

Published on Dec 11, 2019 DX5

"Everything Counts studio version.

Gear used:

Emu Emax (with samples from Roland JX8P and Kurzweil PC1x).

Yamaha DX7.

Backtrack recorded on Pro Tools.
Composed by Martin L. Gore.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara.

Last video superchat supporter: Eugene from Manchester. Thanks."

New intellijel Tete Expander for the Tetrapad

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Intellijel

"Tête is the long awaited and highly anticipated expander for the Tetrapad. Tête takes control of Tetrapad’s mode selection and operating functions, allowing Tetrapad to do what it does best — act as a control surface, which it does both for controlling external modules and for interfacing with the advanced processing power within Tête.

Tête + Tetrapad operates in one of three different modes—

Up to 16 voltage storage locations (grid) with 8 voltages stored at each location. You have the choice to record and playback your recall of these locations in a looper style (just play freely and spend arbitrary amount of time at any location) or as a clocked sequence (SH-101 style). Additionally you can traverse the matrix using the X and Y CV inputs to get Cartesian style sequencing. There is also variable slew that allows you to morph/glide between the values.

You can create sequences or loops in chord, scales or keyboard mode. The isomorphic keyboard grid can be set to 4, 12, or 16 notes. There are real-time performance looping, transposition and inversion capabilities via the CV inputs and dedicated loop button. In sequencer mode each step can be a tie, rest, or gate with size 25/50/75%. Basically we have created a way to very quickly and intuitively make chord sequences that are very musical and easy to manipulate. It is difficult to summarize in words but we will be sure to create some videos to demonstrate how easy and fun this is to play with. It definitely represents something unique in the landscape of Eurorack sequencers.

In this mode you can loop record your performance on any combination of the following functions: fader, bipolar fader, crossfader, euclidean sequencer, toggle switches or LFO. Kind of like Elektron style parameter locking but all of the motions is recorded continuously instead of just in slices. Instantly turn a simple patch into a highly animated and complex beast. The chosen function determines the type of signal (CV, note, trigger, gate, etc.) sent from each of Tetrapad’s eight independent outputs, while its multitude of multi-colored LEDs keep you informed of exactly what’s happening within each mode."

Gotharman's LD3: Melodic Percussion

Published on Dec 11, 2019 gotharman

"Tweaking percussion oscillator type 3 a bit, and plays back a tune I made with the percussion oscillators."

1979 DAO to Buchla 230 Env Follower 6 01 46 AM

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Todd Barton

"More fun exploring the uses of the 1979 Dual Algorithmic Oscillator with the Buchla system. This time using the 230 Envelope Follower."

My patreon page:

Fixed Filter Bank & Ring Modulator - Midweek Modular Moments

Published on Dec 11, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"No music, just sound examples - I keep finding new ways of using the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914, this time with an envelope, in a similar way to how I'd use one with a conventional filter, and with the Ring SM in the second half. Turn on Subtitles for step-by-step commentary.

Rather than controlling the VCF frequency/cutoff, the envelope is changing the mix level between the black and white bands of the FFB. This way you can sculpt two very different filtered timbres and morph between them, not simply varying the degree of filtering along a single band, as you might with a typical low pass filter, for example. Here I'm transitioning between a brittle sound, with the lower frequencies on the white side mostly off, and a bass-heavy sound on the black side. The FFB can produce some huge low frequencies, even from one VCO, but you can hear it more so in the second part of the video with the ring modulator sounds, where it starts clipping and sounding pretty awesome in my opinion. I keep finding new uses for this filter, and it's encouraging me to try new things.

I'm still only able to construct simple videos, as I'm editing them on an iPad whilst my MacBook is out of action, so there'll be no outdoor video footage for a while.

Check out my recent all-analog synth album of tracks recorded as live sessions/takes, along with my previous releases here:

Help keep my channel afloat by supporting me on Patreon:

Recorded into AUM on an iPad using EOS2 reverb.
More Midweek Moments to follow - gear demos, useage ideas, 'how too...' stuff."


Published on Dec 11, 2019 Malekko HeavyIndustry


Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance on Moog Sub 37

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of 'Aquatic Ambiance' by David Wise from Donkey Kong Country (© 1994 Nintendo) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro X drums.

Keyboard: Moog Sub 37, Kurzweil PC3K8 as external MIDI controller
Midi drums: Mixed (Logic Pro X)"


via this auction, also on Reverb.

"Fully serviced, working great."

KORG TRIDENT 8 Voice Polyphonic Keyboard Synthesizer SN 331619

via this auction

"Vintage Korg Trident synthesizer all original in good cosmetic condition with a few minor scrapes and chips on wood. I had it checked it out by a professional they stated as follows: String Bank is a bit quieter than the brass and synth banks, programmer write button will not light up, brass volume pot scratchy, synth volume pot scratchy, headphone volume pot scratchy, everything works as it should will need minimal pot cleaning and lubrication to be perfect working order..."

Clavia ddrum 2, Kit Station, & PadStation Set

via this auction

"*ddrum 2 sound synth module “brain". Tested — all buttons, both screens, MIDI in, all trigger inputs, all individual outputs, main outputs, headphone out — all working. Shows cosmetic wear, and missing the knob caps on the “control” knob and “ pad input sensitivity 4” knob. With attached power cable.

*5x sound pacs / packs (sound cards / carts / cartridges) —
2317: Assorted Perc.3
2315: Orchestral 1
23(23?): Snares/Kicks
2320: DrumKit 2
2314: Minneapolis 1

*ddrum Kit Selector. Tested screen, MIDI in, MIDI out, buttons / pads 1-8 — all working. Value change button / pad may not be working correctly or I may not know how to properly use it — may need repair. Drum clamp on back feels loose — may need repair / tightening. Shows cosmetic wear. With attached power cable.

*ddrum PadStation pads + electronic controller unit. Pads — every pad triggers, but depending how hard and where you hit them, they all may also trigger pad 1. Controller — tested screen, multipin trigger input (from pads), every trigger input led light, every button, MIDI out — all working. ddrumKick input — I do not have a ddrumKick to test it with, but was able to trigger this input sporadically with a dummy trigger. Shows cosmetic wear. With ddrum multipad cable & aftermarket AC power adapter (for the PadStation Controller).

*2 MIDI cables (to connect the PadStation Controller & Kit Selector to ddrum 2 “brain”)."

E-MU SP-12 VINYL SKIN for the Boss SP-505

via this auction

A bit glossy, but there you have it.

See the seller's other items for additional skins including skins for additional gear.

Roland TR-808 VINYL SKIN for the Akai MPC 1000

via this auction

See the seller's other items for additional skins including skins for additional gear.

Electronic Music Techniques - A musical Approach to the Roland SH-1000

via this auction

"Rare used book that refers to the SH-1000 synthesizer. Very nice to have for collectors of the SH-1000 to accompany it.

Vintage pulblication.

Some minor discoloration/wear shown but overall really good condition.

No writing when I flipped through it. Complete. 45 pages. No writing. Copywrite 1975 Multivox."

Sequential Circuits PRO-ONE

via this auction

Tom Oberheim 4 OBERHEIM SEM Pro MIDI to CV Model (4 units)

via this auction

SNs 599, 0580, 0743, & 0274.

"Here are four (4) OBERHEIM SEM Pros, MIDI to CV models. I'm selling them together as a set, perhaps for someone who wants to create an Oberheim 4-voice synth with them.

They are all hand-signed by Tom Oberheim with an actual Sharpie Marker, and not silk-screened signed as the last models produced were.

They are in pristine, mint condition, work perfectly and sound amazing."

Ace Tone PS-1000

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New ADDAC ADDAC216 Sum & Difference Eurorack Module

via ADDAC System

"There are two equal sections in this module labeled A and B.

This module is a peculiar type of mixer that instead of just summing two input signals (X & Y) it also allows the possibility to subtract the two signals.
It works both for audio and CV signals and hence the possibility to get the diference of two CVs or cancel the phase of two audio signals. The resulting signal, of sum or subtraction, is then routed through a switchable (on/off) full rectification circuit labeled: Absolute. After this the gain of the mixed signal goes through another attenuverter labeled: Amplitude to control the resulting signal gain which, being an attenuverter, also allows the possibility to invert the incoming signal. After the Amplitude comes an AC/DC coupling switch followed by an bipolar Offset knob.

Besides the normal output there’s also an inverted output for each of the A & B sections.
The outputs of section A & B are also summed and sent to the Average Output.

Using a single input, just the X or Y input, the module can also be used as a simple dual Attenuverter & Offset CV processor with full rectification and AC coupling options.


2 independent sections each with:
2 inputs with gain attenuverters
Amplitude attenuverter and bipolar Offset
Absolute/Bipolar and AC/DC switches
Output and inverted output
2 leds monitor the Output polarities and gain.

Average mix output of both sections"


Alex shaking his house with NiftyCASE

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Cre8audio

"When Alex gets down with his NiftyCASE he really gets down. Here he is shaking the place to pieces either by his dancing or the massive Bass coming from Chipz going through the Bastil SKIS, Doepfer A-106 SEM VCF, and Erica Synths Dual Drive Distortion.

Also in the mix is Teenage Engineering Speak PO-35 going through an Erica Synths Black Hole DSP.

All of this mess is Sequenced by Ableton Live and by Alex’s hands.

NiftyCASE, and Chipz are apart of #NiftyBUNDLE which is available now worldwide for 269 $/€"

Bloom Tutorial

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Qu - Bit

"Bloom is a fractal sequencer capable of generating infinitely evolving melodies with a host of musical features.

Table of Contents
Programming a Simple Sequence: 00:31
Transpose: 00:59
Mutation: 1:17
Branches: 1:42
Path: 1:59
Length: 2:21
Scale: 2:41
Order: 3:29
Pattern: 3:59
Div/Mult: 4:57
Slew: 5:46
Ratchets: 6:41
Notes: 7:27
Channel: 8:25
Saving Settings Between Power Cycles: 9:05
Reset: 9:17
Factory Reset: 9:48"

Elektronische Musik with Tape & Microsound Music Machine

Published on Dec 11, 2019

"In the early 1950s, there was a brief competition between Elektronische Musique, made exclusively from electronically generated sounds, and Musique Concréte, which focused on recorded sounds from the so-called real world. In this video we will generate and manipulate purely synthetic sounds using the Tape & Microsound Music Machine.

Karlheinz Stockhausen, Studie I: [below]
Studie II: [below]

The Morphagene Reel created and used in this video is available for download here:"

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Studie I

Published on Jul 9, 2013 pelodelperro

"Studie I, electronic music (1953)

The composition was created in the Cologne Studio for Electronic Musik of the NWDR between July and November 1953. In the final stages of editing, Stockhausen commemorated the birth of his first daughter, Suja, on 25 September 1953 by inserting a "serially unauthorized" 108 Hz (in a phrase attributed to Richard Toop), "one-gun salute". The world premiere took place in Cologne on 19 October 1954 in the concert series Musik der Zeit, together with Stockhausen's Studie II and works by Henri Pousseur, Karel Goeyvaerts, Herbert Eimert, and Paul Gredinger.

The work was important amongst other reasons because it was made (as were the works by Pousseur, Goeyvaerts, and Gredinger) not with the use of (electronic) instruments, like the Trautonium or Melochord, but rather out of pure sine tones. For the first time, complete compositional control was achieved, even over timbre. The ideal was to produce each sound synthetically and thus separately determined in its details: The conscious organization of music extends to the micro-acoustic sphere of the sound material itself. It is serially organized on all musical. []

Art by Michael Moon"

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Studie II (1954)

Published on Aug 19, 2012 Wellesz Theatre.

"Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007): Studie II, for tape (1954)"

Dwarfcraft Pink Grazer + Moog DFAM + Chase Bliss Thermae

Published on Dec 11, 2019 theonetrueaen

"Nothing like the clash of analog grime and digital slicing! Check out the Grazer and Thermae working over the DFAM."

Important Interviews with Richard Nicol talks to Simone Fabbri of Frap Tools in Tokyo

Published on Dec 11, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard and Simone discuss the USTA sequencer and performing live."

Important Interviews with Richard Nicol

Twisted Electrons Deton8 Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Dec 10, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Twisted Electrons Deton8

Donghyuk Heo 'Spacewalk' : Eurorack Modular Ambient

Published on Dec 10, 2019 Donghyuk Heo

"I wrote this for media art + ballet + music show

I'll upload performance video someday.

I added some computer sound for pad."

More Synth Bling - Roland Inspired Erasers & Card Holders, SYNTHI Stickies, Keychains and More

This is a follow-up to the SEM, MS20, and SH-101 notepad posts. Someone in the comments of the recent SEM post mentioned they were available with a ton of other items in their Etsy shop. Some of them are in their eBay shop, but not all of them. Note they do have some gear listed on eBay as well, so check it out of interested. Etsy only allows craft items.

Pictured here are the EMS SYNTHI sticky notes, synth keychains and Roland 808, 909, 303, and 606 inspired erasers and card holders. As always, saving this stuff as a record of what was out there at the time...


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