MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Isla Instruments SP-2400 Heads Into Hardware Mass Production

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Isla Instruments

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303 + 808 + 909 = 2020

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Masaki Takada

Preparation for 2020… : )

Goofing off with a Synton Syntovox 221 vocoder

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Synthead

MFB 301 pro: The (new) 40-Year-Old Drum Machine

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Olivier Ozoux

"8 vintage analog drum machine sounds from 1979 in the only new re-issue that's not a Behringer Clone, MFB keeps the sound engine and weird DIY electronic form factor, but adds extensive MIDI Support.

( Dear ROLAND, this is how it's done! )"

MFB 301 Pro

Synth Rorschach #70: Santa Caterina castle in Favignana w/ sector

Care by mecha - eurorack techno jam in Santa Caterina castle with pittsburgh sv-1

Published on Dec 30, 2019 sector

"A little jam in Santa Caterina castle in Favignana. Through the centuries the castle has been mainly used as a prison, and according to the legend the major italian mafias (cosa nostra, camorra and ndrangheta) were formed in this castle by the 3 brother Osso, Mastrosso and Carcagnosso. this is one of the highest rooms in the castle and is still full of radio devices from wwII"

Grid Kids with Nicholas Semrad - #10 - Dave Smith and Andrew McGowan of Sequential

Published on Dec 27, 2019 Nicholas Semrad

"In this tenth episode of 'Grid Kids with Nicholas Semrad', Nicholas interviews the inventor of polyphonic synthesis and midi Mr. Dave Smith and his cohort over at Sequential, Mr. Andrew McGowan. They chat about the early years over at Sequential, their favorite synth patches and synth tips, and their thoughts on the usage of synths within the music community.

Produced in collaboration with "Charts and Leisure" ("

Dave Smith & Andrew McGowan interview.

73 75 Serge more snippets

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Todd Barton

"Continuing to explore and have fun with the 73-75 Serge Voice panel from Here are a few snippets and a little micro-tutorial. Enjoy! Checkout my Patreon too:"

Metasonix RK5 Dual Low Pass Gate

Published on Dec 30, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We explore the Metasonix RK5 Dual Low Pass Gate. A lowpass gate is essentially a low pass VCF configured to behave like a VCA. The RK5 is a unique take on the LPG with two independent channels that have their own sonic characteristics. It is extremely simple, with just input, output and a single CV per channel. We demonstrate it with envelopes as CV and a variety of input spirses.

0:12 Introduction
0:37 Basic demonstration with noise input
1:41 With Sputnik Dual Oscillator
3:06 With Metasonix R54 Supermodule
4:20 Putting everything together

Pitch and trigger from Arturia MiniBrute 2
Sequencing from MiniBrute 2 and Make Noise Rene

'Since part of our remit is to explore an electronic-music history that didn’t actually happen, one inevitable product would have been a lowpass gate. Our version is a dual unit, dead simple Sallen-Key filter with just input, output and CV input for each channel. The tube used is a “high-perveance” dissimilar dual triode, the 17JK8. It was apparently intended for use as a “cascode” RF front-end amplifier in cheap consumer FM radios.'"

SoundsDivine 'Binary Worlds 2' - Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Published on Dec 30, 2019 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Binary Worlds 2' soundset for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2."

Jupiter 4-6-8 Jamming

Published on Dec 29, 2019 synthlegends

"Little improvised Roland Jam Session of TR-808, JP-4, JP-6, JP-8 and Juno-60.

I like the idea of old school Roland machines for spontaneous jamming via the three trigger outs of the TR-808.
In this recording I didn't use any effects or mastering. So all instruments are pure mixed into the audio interface and DAW.

The JP-4 played a pulse wave bass line with sub oszilator in random arpeggio mode, only played a C with hold the arp -so easy, isn't it?

The JP-8 played an arpeggio line with the UP-Mode and Range 2, it is a simple saw and pulse wave mixed and minimal filter opened 24 dB.

The Juno-60 plays a Pad sound with an inverted filter envelope for rising the filter in the release phase. There is a bit LFO on the PWM, it is also mixed with the Suboszilator.

The JP-6 plays a bell tone with band pass filter and a bit resonance.

Have fun and a happy new year!"

BugBrand SynthVoice + Clockbox

via this auction

"A two frame 2018/2019 BugBrand Modular system. Includes a SynthVoice pre-configured system and "clockbox" frame with the following modules:

LPG, Penrose Quantizer, DDSR, Dual Divide, Logic, Binary Block Voltage, Diode Director

Includes PSU and IEC cable. Perfect travel friendly modular setup with incredible sound, unlike anything out there."

Jomox Moonwind

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

Red Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/mod grip

via this auction

dreadbox erebus v3 SN ERE1071 w/ original box & extras

via this auction

inc dreadbox t shirt size medium and sticker
original box etc
this was the second from last to be sold
all working
unit is as NEW light use

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Square wave on one of the oscillators is a bit finicky. Wiggling the switch for the wave shape usually does the trick, but I suspect pots need to be cleaned."

Roland Juno-106S Analog Synthesizer w/ SC-65 Gig Bag

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Oberheim Matrix 6 keyboard synthesizer, good condition, had to replace one broken G key with a D key because of lack of parts, but it is barely noticeable. Works great, all the presets are there."

Vintage ARP Pro Soloist Synthesizer Model 2701 SN 273801

via this auction

"ARP Pro Soloist Synthesizer from the 1970's in VG - Exc cosmetic condition. Serial number: 273801. Made in Newton, MA, USA.

Super clean unit comes from the original owner. All original, no mods. Notably used by Tony Banks of Genesis.

All Presets and Sensor Effects work. Overall tone is somewhat distorted so it is probably overdue for a tune-up. One slider tip is missing. Some tape marks on the back panel.

'ARP Instruments, having developed the large and powerful ARP 2500 for studio work, released the Soloist as a light, portable, easy-to-use performance instrument that could be placed on top of an electric piano or Hammond organ. In contrast to the flexible modular design of the 2500, the Soloist had no patch panels or cables. A set of toggle switches allowed the performer to quickly choose one of 18 preset monophonic patches that were not modifiable (note that "Voice" was ARP parlance for Preset, or Patch). This lack of programmability was compensated by giving the performer control over the voice expression, adding "growl", "wow", "brilliance", portamento, pitch bend, and/or vibrato to the timbre. A pressure-sensitive keyboard allowed players to use aftertouch to control all of these effects.'"

Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" & "On the Run" Sequence on iOS

"Welcome to the Machine" lead sound (Minimoog app) Published on Dec 29, 2019 inSynthesis

"How to recreate the lead sound from Pink Floyd's 'Welcome to the Machine' on Minimoog; a MIDI keyboard has been used to control the official Minimoog Model D app on iPhone.

Oscillator 3 is in LFO mode; these settings can be used basically on every analog/virtual analog monophonic synthesizer."

Spotted this one on

One more:

"On the Run" sequence (iVCS3)

Published on Jan 3, 2020 inSynthesis

Recorded using only the iVCS3 app for iPhone with its own KS sequencer, without overdubs nor audio editing.

Text-to-MIDI Modular Synth Sequencer

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Sarah Belle Reid

"Text-controlled modular synth sequencer, using Max/MSP to convert text into MIDI and CV to control a Buchla modular synthesizer, a Eurorack synth, and a MicroKORG.

2019 was an exciting, productive year with lots of new creative projects and growth. I made this little video to say thank you to the wonderful folks who support my work through Patreon, and make it possible to continue creating new music, tutorials, and videos.

Huge shoutout to the folks at Perfect Circuit Audio and Ryan Gaston for inspiring and helping with this project!

Join me on Patreon!

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation."

VAX new SD TTS modes

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Polaxis

"Now 3 mode for the VAX DECtalk submodule (using the mode switch):
1) normal mode where the CV or the Sound pot gives access to a specific line of the file (like it uses to be)
2) reading all the lines of the file, the gate triggering the next line of the file. (endless loop)
3) Endless random access on each gate trigger

in this demo, it's looping through the DNA codons table (mode2)
Emy/VAX USB connected to Processing to display the text being uttered"

Polaxis VAX DECtalk

Dtronics DT-200 V3 Controller for Roland Jx3P

Published on Dec 30, 2019 acidjack303

"Dtronics presents the new DT-200 V3 a full PG200 clone.

The Dtronics DT-200 V2 is the programmer specially designed for the dual- DCO, 6 voice poly- phonic synthesizer such as the JX-3P, MKS-30 and GR-700."

The first and original DT-200 came out in 2011.

1 Minute of Mononoke (preview)

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Bram Bos

"Mononoke is an expressive drone synthesizer designed for creating soundscapes and melodic textures that seamlessly morph from harmonic snowscapes to cold and agitated ice fields.

It has a 2-part multitimbral, 8-voice polyphonic synth engine. But the most interesting part is how all 8 voices feed back into each other, together creating a haunting, constantly evolving landscape.

Using 8 expressive performance pads you can play Mononoke interactively, and optionally record your performance as MPE MIDI in an MPE compatible host sequencer. MPE input controllers are also supported.

Coming soon.

The sound in this video is an unedited recording from the synthesizer."

Bram Bos are know for their iOS synth apps.

NOSTALGIA / 3-Stage Delay - CHROMATIC MODULES by Dreadbox

Published on Dec 30, 2019 Dreadbox

"An extensive introduction of the NOSTALGIA Chromatic Module by Yiannis.

3 Stage Hybrid Delay based on the Erebus’s Circuit
Consisted of 3 echo circuits in series
Outputs for stage 1 and 2 (output level is 1/2 lower than the incoming signal)
2 different Feedback controls for different stages
LFO with range
Voltage Controlled Delay Time with range from 30ms up to 1sec
Separate input for modular level signals
And separate input for signals up to guitar levels
Power Consumption: 117mA @ +12V , 25mA @ -12V
35mm depth



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