MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Modular Penny Lane

Published on Dec 23, 2019 George Benton

"Playing a song using only a Modular Synthesizer. My custom system recording one track at a time into Sonar X2.
19 tracks of audio. I wanted to try the old school method of recording like when modulars were first coming on the scene. Of course they had analog tape recorders with not nearly the number of tracks todays DAW's provide.
Penny Lane is one of my favorite Beatle songs. Thanks for visiting."

waldorf quantum ambient pads

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Jay's Products

Making a Beat in AUM to use in miRack!

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Electronisounds Audio


"I want to show how to use loops inside of mirack, so I made this drumbeat using AUM using Synthesized drums to have a good control over each element and create a unique beat. We take a look at how I made the beat, and render it into four different 8bar variations to use in miRack in the next video.

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

Roland Jupiter-6 Merry Christmas

Published on Dec 23, 2019 synthlegends

"A little improvisation on my JUPITER-6 in split mode. A bell sound in the upper part and a pad sound in the lower part. I used a BOSS CE-2w Chorua and a GIF Clockwork Delay Padal but nothing else in the signal path. Thank you very much for your supporting my channel this year. I wish you all the best for 2020. Stay tuned, be creative, healthy and happy."

Arturia Origin Virtual Analog Synth SN 09057263

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Dark Star Keyboard

via this auction

New Mini Roland System 700 LAB Eurorack Clone by OMNiSYN

[000] OMNiSYN System 700 LAB Demo Published on Dec 21, 2019

"Clone of the Roland System 700 LAB"

This one was sent in by John L Rice.

OMNiSYN is a new maker as well. No additional info at the moment. It does look appear to be 3U eurorack of course.

You can spot three 702F oscillator modules on the far left for each row. A 703M Filter on the top and bottom rows, 705B dual ADSR envelop in the middle row, a Mixer in the middle row, and a few other modules.

Update via OMNiSYN in the comments:

"All modules (bar the 717 sequencer) are prototyped - prices would be comparable to to other manufacturers, but these are all dependent on availability of parts (some are custom and long lead time). Some videos on the full Roland System 700 clone are coming soon - stay tuned."

"All modules are 3U/12HP or 3U/18HP, case is 9U/60HP with 1A PSU and expansion port built in. All signals are brought to the front panels as was true in some of the original modules. Some modules have been expanded as in the mixer is now 2x 3 input and most modules use NOS original components. Hope this helps."

The original Roland System 700 Lab came with the following so this seems to match: 3 VCOs, 1 VCF, 1 VCA, 1 LFO, 2 ADSR EG, Noise (white & pink), Ring Mod, S/H and a Mixer.

Below is an image of one from the RL Music website. Apparently the signal path was normalized so you could play it minus cables like an ARP 2600. I'm guessing the OMNiSYN eurorack version consists of independent modules and is not normalized.

"This is a very powerful 3 oscillator normalised system with 1/4 inch jack In/Out for expanded sound creation possibilities and is based entirely on the system architecture of the full System 700."

Progress on the Behringer's Upcoming Yamaha CS80 Clone?

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

Note the mention of other instruments as well:

"We're very proud to announce that we have successfully completed our Poly Aftertouch Keyboard design, which no paves the way for many exciting new products.

It was not a trivial engineering effort but the performance is truly excellent - bit credit to our amazing engineering teams.

Stay tuned for more exciting news:-)"

[DEMO] Roland MC-09

Published on Jul 16, 2017 Philip+

"I had this Roland MC-09 since the beginning of 2017. It is a good specimen of a very decent groovebox, with two synth parts (one bass and one lead), one drum part, a four-track looper and a very basic effects unit. Each of the synth voices are full-fledge monosynths, with one oscillator one low pass filter (modelled after the TB-303), one LFO and full ADSR envelope. Editing the sounds is possible using the front panel, but you will need to have the manual near by, as there are no clear marking regarding this feature on the front panel, and the messages from the 3-digit display are a little bit cryptic."

Roland MC-09s on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Moog One | Impressions with Lisa Bella Donna

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"During a recent visit to Asheville, NC, inimitable synthesist Lisa Bella Donna sat down to explore Moog One’s sonic possibilities. Enjoy her creative stylings, surrounded and inspired by nature, in the latest ‘Impressions’ performance.

More about Lisa Bella Donna:"

Shades of Pink (The Floydian​/​Parsons Collection LP Album) by Audio Illustrator

A new release from supporting member, Audio Illustrator aka New Man Studios/James Newman.

"Here is my last album ( Shades of Pink) for this year and is a collection of some of my music influenced by the sound of Pink Floyd, and Alan Parsons. Gear used on this album include, Behringer Model D, VC340, Moog Grandmother, OB SEMs, several Eurorack Modular systems as well as various VSTis.

*All music composed, performed, and produced by James Newman
**Sound FX courtesy of:"

Lyra-8 (+ Matrixbrute & OB6): 24-TET Gregorian Chant

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Kris Lennox

"(try with headphones.) Lyra-8, plus some others. OB-6 on 24-TET chords (a few layers); MB on bass. Vocals in the old style.

Interesting year ahead. Et in Arcadia ego.

Væ illis, quia in via Cain abierunt, et errore Balaam mercede effusi sunt, et in contradictione Core perierunt.

More soon


9-SD2 Scale by Ornament and Crime ~ 9/8 even in the odd time

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Ebotronix

9-SD2 number of notes: 9
18-9-SD2 (9 step subharmonic series scale on the octave)
notes (in cents): 0, 99.2, 203.9, 315.6, 435.2, 563.3, 702.3, 852.3, 1018
Westlicht Performer (Drum Sequencer 9/8 even in the odd)
Ribbon upper to System 512 to Polaris ,Z3000 Sync
Ribbon lower to Sputnik Modular Dual Oscillator
bass by Make Noise STO to E 440 Filter
chords by ARC Serge TKB to Ornament and Crime to
4x μBraids, Flame Curves, & A 111-4, A105-4,XPan

How To Kick (a discussion of kick drum synthesis)

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Welcome to the first video in a series where we'll be talking about drum and percussion synthesis. Throughout the series the Volca Drum will be used for the examples, but the ideas discussed will happily translate to many other synths.

We're kicking things off (ha ha) with kick drums - the centre-piece of beat based electronic music. Starting with the classic 'all-in-one-oscillator' approach, we'll expand on that to look at how having separate voices for the 'thwack' and 'boom' can really help you tailor your sound."

Two Modified Elka Wilgamat IIIs

Published on Dec 23, 2019 mysterycircuits

"The first Wilgamat 3 I modified in 2005. The second one is from 2019. Both were originally built in Italy around 1982. More information is at"

The Commodore Music Maker Deluxe Part 2 - The making of

Part 2 added here.

Hartmann Neuron Demo

Published on Dec 23, 2019 son of a gun

"Just a little demo of Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer. Video was taken with a Nokia Digital Camera using 18x Zoom. Therefore the movie is very wiggly."

New Torso Hardware Sequencer by Torso Electronics

Published on Sep 10, 2018 torso electronics

via Torso Electronics

"Create percussive polyrhythmic sequences or explore endless melodic variations. T-1 is an algorithmic MIDI sequencer which offers vast set of creative composition tools

About T-1

We set out to design a machine that can go beyond the limitations of a traditional sequencer, while maintaining a simple and user-friendly interface with no menu diving.
Focusing on fluid live performance and the possibility to modulate every parameter with random sequences.

The T-1 brings a completely new methodology for sequencing and many new avenues for musical inspiration and creativity.
With 16 polyphonic tracks, 16 rhythmic and melodic parameters, random modulation features, and live performance tools, the T-1 brings new inspiring content for your music making.

Main features

Euclidian rhythms
The core of T-1 is based on the euclidian algorithm, which lets you generate and explore a vast variety of rhythmic patterns

Play together
Wirelessly connect to other devices with our integration of Ableton Link. This will make sure that T-1 is playing in time with your DAW and all Link supported apps

We have added pseudo-random modulation to every parameter, for creating endless musical variations. The randomness can be locked into loops, giving you more control
‍Keypad display
The multicolor keypads is used as a display showing parameter values and the state of the device

Steady State Fate SSF Zero Point Oscillator ZPO // unique thru zero FM & AM + morphing and more!

Published on Dec 23, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the wonderful ZPO from SSF. It has a totally unique take on "thru zero" modulation that couples the frequency modulation with amplitude modulation. Enabling either the linear of exponential FM to go into the thru zero modulation also couples that modulation into the "zero point". The zero point offers level control in a bipolar fashion which can invert waves and provide ring modulation. Merging TZFM and TZAM alongside the other features such as sync, waveform morphing, 3 types of pulse width modulation, sub oscillators and some unique waveform outputs really elevates this as a powerful analogue oscillator.

00:00 hello & video previews
02:59 what is the Zero Point Oscillator?
04:40 what makes the ZPO unique?
06:37 waveform types and outputs
08:44 waveform morphing
09:24 audio rate morphing
12:17 ring modulation and TZAM (thru zero amplitude modulation)
16:35 thru zero linear & exponential FM and AM
21:06 3 types of pulse width modulation (PWM)
25:35 ZPO as an LFO
28:14 oscillator sync
31:25 tremolo effects
33:25 super stereo drones!
35:38 layering parts to sound like multiple synths
37:57 single VCO turned drum kit
40:26 the space between sines & triangle
42:03 mixing waveforms & additional zero point shaping
44:15 kick drums and weird FM"

Cutting Crew (Komodo remix) - Died In Your Arms (cover)

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Krzychu1995

How to Make Builds and Drops on the Novation Circuit

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A tutorial in which I show how to make proper EDM builds, risers, and drops on the Novation Circuit."


Published on Dec 23, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Experimental film with scenes from Bodie, California and original music.

Bodie is a former gold-mining town and State Historic Park in California’s Bodie Hills, near the Nevada border. Bodie became a boom town in 1876 after the discovery of a profitable line of gold; by 1879 it had a population of 5,000–7,000. The town went into decline in the subsequent decades and came to be described as a ghost town by 1915. The 19th-century ghost town still exists encompasses numerous original buildings in varying states of decay. It was officially was established as Bodie State Historic Park in 1962 and is registered as a California Historical Landmark. The films open to scenes of desolation in the town, only to reveal that it now again filled with people, now tourists instead of miners.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary using the Grindhouse library for Kontakt, Arturia CMI V, Prophet VS, and Rhodes V virtual instruments; vintage Minimoog synthesizer, and Tracktion BioTek."

Emu sp1200 vs emax I

Published on Dec 23, 2019 deepeightyeight

"i always been curious to know the differences between the 2 samplers and so.... open filter on emax (28000 hz), channel 7 on sp1200 (26040 Hz), so pure clean no filter on both
aliasing is on sp1200. pretty clean the emax, u need to go down one octave to find aliasing, on sp1200 is just the next semitone up or down"

CIAT LONBARDE - Weird Sound Diary Jam #TTNM

Published on Dec 23, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Here's a first jam session for my music diary with a bunch of Ciat Lonbarde gear I recently acquired.


Gear used:
- Ciat Lonbarde Sidrax Organ
- Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus
- Menq Qi / Ciat Lonbarde Rollz-5+

The Rollz-5 plays by itself and I patch the four drone synth voices in and out and later add some crazy chaos for a while.

The Sidrax Organ audio is fed into the Cocoquantus delays. Both instruments are patched together for some cross-modulation. By touching the unconnected banana plug, I modulate the chaos feature of the Sidrax Organ with cosmic energy from my JELLY_ASS, if you know what I mean."

Hohner Electronium - a vacuum tube synth from the 1950s

Published on Dec 23, 2019 HAINBACH

"In which I demonstrate one of the most beautiful instruments I ever had the pleasure of playing, the Hohner Electronium. Made by Hohner in the 1950s, this vacuum tube synth in Akkordeon form packs a deep bass and a rather poetic midrange. The German avantgarde of the time quickly discovered it, Stockhausen used the Model Pi (piano version), and Harald Boje played a modified version. You can hear it in Stockhausen's Telemusik and certain versions of Spiral.

Thanks to Jeremiah Runnels for this amazing gift!"

TTSH (ARP2600 clone) and ARP sequencer clone 1601

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

via this auction

"This is the TTSH v1 and includes fixes from the v1 recommendations, also have Gate input with Gatebooster to ensure compatibility with most synths that uses positive gate norm. (By default the ARP2600 or TTSH doesnt work with most part of gate signals, so need this adapter circuit to accept all positive gates signals) Also includes a top quality linear power supply with toroidal transformer. You can connect direct to AC using standard cable. This linear power supply ensure better performance than other standard switching regulators and DC DC converters... With this power supply the sounds improves a lot and is better to save from external laptop bricks used in the default configurations. The TTSH being a clone of a classic analog synth like the ARP 2600 improves a lot using a classic linear power supply!
The power supply can work in 100/110 or 220/240v. At this moment is set for 220/240v but can be changed via internal switch easily so can be set for your AC voltage spec before shipping.

Also for sale with it, the ARP Sequencer clone. Replica from the classic ARP Sequencer 1601. Is a pleasure to work with it, very musical and intuitive. The power Supply can run from 100 to 240v with no problem.

Instruments build by hand using classic thru-hole components. Not SMT parts are used.

The instruments were built 3 years ago. Instruments are used in studio only. Excellent/perfect working condition. Instruments can have some minor marks of use, but shape is very good."

Waldorf Quantum Digital & Analog Hybrid Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Brand New - unpacked only for photos - ships in original box with all original packaging and still under warranty.

A beautifully designed machine, the Quantum is a sound designer's dream synth!

Virtual analog, wavetables, samples, granular synthesis, analog filters - and forthcoming Version 2.0 firmware will add powerful new kernel synthesis as well."

Roland SH-101 (Kenton Retro MIDI installed / Fully Serviced / Warranty)

via this auction

ARP 2600 Synthesizer with 2620 Keyboard and Moog Style 4012 Ladder Filter

via this auction

"Just of the shop from a full service, this ARP 2600 sounds and plays incredible. This one is a mid production model with the original pre lawsuit 4012 Moog style ladder filter. Comes with fully serviced 3620 duophonic keyboard. Has the more coveted Accutronics reverb "long" tank and the original power cord.

The original black Tolex is in very good condition with some mild wear as seen in the photographs. The underlying wood cabinets are solid. The original handles and latches look great and function perfectly. The cosmetic condition of the 2600 and the 3620 metal faceplates is excellent as seen in the pics."

1978 Oberheim OB-1 Analog Snythesizer SN 0003

via this auction

"All keys and controls are in perfect working order. All around this unit is in incredible condition and works perfectly throughout."

Firstman BS-999 SN 155139

via this auction

"It’s a great sounding analog bass pedal system manufactured in Japan around the same time period that the Taurus 1 and II models were being marketed. It’s a great sounding instrument, giving you the type of sound that brings to mind that crazy fat but expensive Moog Taurus pedal sound. It’s made well, and is a completely 100% pre-midi analogue bass synthsesizer with real time performance controls. The mono bass sounds can range anywhere from being short and muted all the way to being real fat, with that VCA type mono synth sound so familiar with early analog synthesizers. A variety of sounds can be realized with this unit. There are three sections labeled Octave, Effect and Attack. There are 5 control pots above that section which fine tune the sound to the desired rate.There is a master tune knob that changes the pitch to a full half step up or down in either direction. There are also two pots that control overall tone and overall volume. There are two small red colored LEDs that are located above the Octave switches. The “hold” switch also has a corresponding red LED when activated. Both of the 'Attack' switches labeled “percussion” and “Mute” also have red LEDs above them that light when active. In the Effect section, there is a hold button, a sustain button, and an “expand” button. The hold button holds a note until another is depressed. The sustain of the note can be turned on or off, and the sustain length is determined by the sustain rotary pot located on the top row of 5 pots. The 'Expand' button, when selected, really has a dramatic effect on the sound. You immediately get that familiar single oscillator synth type sound so familiar with the mini Moogs and the Taurus pedals of the same time period. if you turn the rotary control knob back and forth while in the expanded mode, the sound is a classic VCF mono sweep! Very 70s!"

Access Virus Rack Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Akai VX90 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Simmons SDS7 Electronic Drum System

via this auction

"Play like a professional with the Simmons SD7K. This versatile set of Simmons drum contains a drum module, crash cymbal pad, ride cymbal pad, hi-hat cymbal pad, hi-hat controller pedal, snare drum pad, kick drum stand, pad supporting frame, and 3 tom pads. With more than 300 realistic sounds, 20 preset kits, and enough room for 30 personalized kits, this electronic drum set wraps a whole lot of boom into one package. On stage, these Simmons drum offer you a lot of scope for creativity as you can play live with sequenced backgrounds. In a studio you just have to connect this electronic drum set to a mixer using built-in USB connectivity and you have an ocean of sounds. Simmons SD7K is compact, easy-to-use, and versatile."

Roland RS-505 Paraphonic Synth SN 801090

via this auction

"The best version of Roland polyphonic ensemble.
The RS-505 is a pretty good string synthesizer.
This one has been thoroughly serviced and cleaned from the inside and is now in excellent working condition.
All the switches have been cleaned and lubricated.
The potentiometers have been unmounted cleaned and calibrated when not working well.
The keyboard section has been inspected and repaired to avoid the double triggering keys."

This one went up back in 2018 here.

Wiard Bugbrand Bug Blue

via this auction

Never seen one of these before.

"Wiard Bugbrand Noise Ring built & modded by Tom Bugs, maybe two exist, a possible third but unlikely, in perfect condition $1000 obo"

Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus and Sidrax

Sleep Study - 001 Published on Sep 19, 2019 Entrancer

"Auto composition via Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus, Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax and Strymon Big Sky"

Sleep Study - 002 Published on Oct 14, 2019 Entrancer

"Auto composition via Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus, Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax, Roland SH-101 and Vahalla Shimmer"

via this auction

Elektron Digitakt sequencing Akai S3000XL

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Analog Resistance

tracks 1 - 3 are sequencing sounds in the Digitakt
Tracks 9 - 16 are seqeuncing 909 samples in the S3000
The S3000XL is fed mono through a DBX166XL

Max for Cats - Season's Greetings.

Published on Dec 23, 2019 max forcats

"Lil drummer boy played by Bengal and OSCiLLOT.
Season's Greetings.
Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live."

Merry Xmas from Bitwig

Published on Dec 23, 2019 bitwig

"Bitwig Studio 3.1.1 👉In Your Stockings Now 🎄"

23 12 19 Nein sagen!

Published on Dec 23, 2019 batchas

"BugBrand: DRM1
Scrotum Lab: DRM1 Xpander + Grilles + Radio Music + Radio Music + Tresses + Mixer

I added a small mixer to the case and jammed with the BSP to test it."

Father & Sonthesizer Ep. 20: The ModMixer

Published on Dec 23, 2019 George Kay

"In this series me and my dad talk about our DIY synths and current projects/past experiences. This episode we expand upon the modular mixer, or modmixer. Every channel strip a different flavour!"

All parts here.

SONICWARE ELZ_1 + volca sample : Try to make Vaporwave

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Masaki Takada

Yamaha CS 10 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer Session

Published on Dec 23, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

Yamaha CS 10 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
Roland TR-606 Drum Machine
Yamaha RX8 Drum Machine
Jomox MBase 11
Roland RE-201 Space Echo

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Korg Monologue demo: Roikat Cartoon 4 stop motion animation

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Roikat

"Korg Monologue synthesizer tracks accompanying a stop motion animation made with iStopMotion. One voice utilizes the Monologue's modulation sequencer, with the other voices demonstrating the Monologue's penchant for simple vintage-ish subtractive synth patches if you neglect the more 'modern' features. The stop motion animation stars a MeeBlip anode, but it was not used in the soundtrack."

Emy new firmware loader

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Polaxis

"You can now keep various firmware on the SD card to switch from one version to the other from the main menu.
Useful if you have an add-on board or you want to play with the MIDI version of the code."

Nevo Sound Studio Tour Part 2

Part 2 added here.


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