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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Novation Circuit - Valiant

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Payton Carter

"It's been a while since I've played with the Circuit. I downloaded the Team Novation pack, hooked up an external MIDI keyboard, and sat down for a couple hours with the goal of just finishing a song. This is what came out of that session. Make sure to check out the tutorial if you want to see how I made this track.

All audio is coming from the Circuit, recorded straight into the Canon 80D. Mastering with Ozone Element 8."

Novation Circuit - Tutorial - How I made my track, "Valiant"

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Payton Carter

"I've had lots of requests for another tutorial, so I thought I would make one for my track 'Valiant'. This video goes through how I arrange tracks, why polyphonic synth patches are important, and how I perform the final song. If there are other parts of the workflow on the Circuit that you would like to see, let me know!"

Synthetic:Drums for Model:Samples (or any other sampler)

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Egowaves

"Demo of Synthetic:Drums with its 303 friend
16 Kits for Model:Samples (or any other sampler)
96 samples"

Three Amigos: Prophet Rev2, Novation Peak, Moog Matriarch

Published on Feb 29, 2020 studentsmusic

"combining three great and diverse synths might be a good idea!?"


Published on Feb 29, 2020 Time_Controlled_Organism

"This is a track to be included in an upcoming Bancamp release

listen to my music : https://timecontrolledorganism.bandca...

download my vcv rack modules :"

GEM Instapiano 73 Demo Italian

Published on Feb 29, 2020 jerry dibella

"A Little demo of the huge Gem Instapiano 73 of the italian manufacturer Gem, It Is a Electronic piano keyboard fron 1983, It gas Just tour piano sounds plus harpsicord, It gas Dynamic keys and a modulari in section with a phaser and a voltage controller filter. It Is absolutelt big, It gas its own stand, handle and cover, bit the weight It Is so much (I think It Is about 50 kg )

In Italy It Is a forgotten instrument at the Moment, because there are so many keyboard instrument with Better portability and sounds!"

This appears to be the first one featured on the site. You can find a different model posted here. See the "New Old" labels below for first time appearances of older gear here on the site.

Model:Cycles Review // The Pros and Cons

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Ricky Tinez

"Is the Elektron Model:Cycles worth It? Or more importantly, is it for you?"

You can find the Perfect Audio event video here.

ARP 2600 Synthesizer Patch Book. David Frederick Signature Series

via this auction

Some great historical shots. Not sure what the order should be so just went with what was in the listing. It's not clear if this is PDF/digital only based on the description:


​This is a one of a kind ARP 2600 Patch Book straight from David's vault and now even better!

df|MG Signature Series is the only place on planet Earth where you can find this historical and unique ARP 2600 Patch Book!
What's included in this unique product and the 2.0 release?

The original ARP 2600 Patch Book (99 patches)
3 Blank Patch Templates (DF Custom, Original Ver 1 and Original Ver 2 From ARP)
A digitally scanned copy of the letter from Al Pearlman to ARP 2600 users and custom patch!
Custom VIP ARP 2600 Patches that were only given to VIP. They were never given to the public!
20+ Custom Patches from David Frederick (leads, pads, and bass)
The original ARP 2600 Owners Manual
Historical pictures and music links from the ARP NAMM JAM's
Historical pictures of ARP Promotions of the ARP 2600
Typed letter from Al Pearlman describing his impressions and wonder of the ARP NAMM JAM
Over 315+ pages of history, images, music links, patches, custom patches, and more!
This is the only ARP 2600 Patch Book of its kind anywhere! No other product includes all of this information, practical and useful patches, history and more!
Version 2.0 Updated Release of this Patch Book
Available as a PDF eBook

David literally grew up around ARP synthesizers as his father - David Sr. was one of the original leaders at ARP Instruments and a visionary behind many of its most popular synths (Odyssey, Pro Soloist, Axxe, Little Brother, Omni, String Ensemble, etc.). As a result, this is a unique and exclusive patch book for the famous ARP 2600 only from David Frederick and df|Music Group Signature Series.

If you own an ARP 2600 (real, clone or VST) this is a must-have Signature Series Patch Book!

Get the most out of your 2600 and experience ARP History!"

Simmons Super SDE (enhanced version)

via this auction

"It is capable of very harsh noises, being based on Yamaha's FM chips, but can be persuaded to be mellower."

Arp Pro-soloist Vintage Analogue Synth SN 2712 040

via this auction

Macbeth ELEMENTS Analog Synthesizer - Mark 1 SN 102

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

"If you are reading this listing you probably know the infamous history of this synth. Part of the reason they are so rare is that many were manufactured with a faulty voltage regulator which would eventually fail and the board would be destroyed.

From what I could find, the part number of the faulty voltage regulator is LM2940. That's not what this board has; I took a photo of the voltage regulator after some research, and it appears to be L4940V5.

I am not an electrical engineer, but it's my guess that either the bad part was swapped out before catastrophe, or it never left the factory with the bad part. The fact that it's 2017, and it is still working is also reassuring. I have owned it since late 2014.

Some additional notes on its condition:

The knobs are not original.

The LED display is missing a piece of plastic that would normally sit on top. Compare the photos to ones elsewhere on the Web.

There is some major scratching by the modwheel and on the lowest key. My guess is a previous owner rocked a pinky ring.

The "Value" knob is loose and wiggles around. There is a photo that shows this. The knobs still works, and fortunately it is mainly used for data entry and not real time control.

The power supply is not original, but is in fact a NEW Nintendo NES power supply. There was some Internet synth lore that said using one would prevent the board death. This is what came with it when I purchased it, and I've swapped it for a new one that isn't a wall wart.

There are some minor scuffs and scratches in the paint, but not bad for a 20 year old synth.

Everything else appears to be in good condition and fully functional."

Korg Poly-Ensemble S PE-2000 - 70's Poly/Paraphonic Vintage String Synth

via this auction

"Korg Poly-Ensemble S string synthesizer, produced between 1976-1979. This is a divide down/Paraphonic synth, meaning that every key can be played at the same time, however they all share the same FX/filtering. The Poly-S has a number of voices, from Organ, Brass, Strings, Choirs, with a built-in Phaser FX unit. It's an incredibly unique, and lush sounding synthesizer..."

Roland JUPITER-Xm / Split and morphing sound / Synthesizer

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Rainbow Sahana

"Rainbow Sahana / Sucre mon univers

Démo Roland Jupiter XM

Fusion world music / Electro world music / Musiques du monde / Chillout / Ambient / Trip Hop / Pop Electro / World music /Trap

Duo franco-indien Mangualatone & électronique
Pierrick Levé & Premsanthy Dubois"

Blush Response × Model:Cycles - Elektron Studios Berlin

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Elektron

"Blush Response smashing it with Model:Cycles at Elektron Studios."


Published on Feb 29, 2020 Jason Basson

"In December I patched my JVR system but I hat not yet come to listen to it. When I fired it up today I only had one sound out of one closet.After adjusting the levels I came to nice soundscapes as you can see in the video."

Chernobyl style Synth sound (Axoloti)

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Servando Barreiro

"all sounds coming from the board you see there. Just at the end of the video I add a bit of Fuzz distortion to the mix. sorry about the lo-fi video....."

Andreas Tilliander - February 29th, 2020

Published on Feb 29, 2020 repeatle

"Leap day."

Between time...

Circuit Bent Yamaha DD-5 drum machine

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Mike Sisk

Overview comes in at :28.

"In this video I show how I circuit bent my Yamaha DD-5 drum machine. I added four gate inputs, pitch control with a LTC1799, and data line switch section."

The death of Stalin Polivoks Analog USSR Synthesizer

Published on Feb 28, 2020 GLvintageSHOP

Monkey Play Drum machine USSR Analog Elsita

Published on Feb 28, 2020 GLvintageSHOP

Friday, February 28, 2020

Patch of the Week 47: volca nubass First Patch

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Korg

"The KORG volca nubass is a groundbreaking bass synth implemented with KORG’s new-generation vacuum tube: NuTube. This modernized technology is implemented into the oscillator, sub oscillator and drive circuits; creating incredibly warm tones and rich distortions that only a tube can provide. This unique form of sound generation, along with nubass’ low-pass ladder filter, delivers countless timbral possibilities."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Black Octopus Sound - Event Horizon 3 (128 Presets for the John Bowen Solaris) by Toby Emerson

Published on Feb 16, 2020 Black Octopus Sound

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

See my post on the upcoming V2.0 OS update.

"Get it here:

Event Horizon 3 for the John Bowen Solaris has arrived. Created by Toby Emerson, this bank of 128 presets will take you on a journey of endless evolving pads, deep subsonic basses, cutting edge leads, nostalgic keys, and inspiring synth plucks. The sound capabilities of the Solaris are extremely deep, and Event Horizon 3 explores new sonic territories with the Solaris, utilizing some of its unique features such as rotors, amplitude modulation, feedback routing, wavetable modulation, Linear FM, and more. If you are looking for a huge bank of timeless and inspiring sounds for any genre of electronic music then look no further than Event Horizon 3 for the John Bowen Solaris – one of the greatest synthesizers ever made.

The Manitou - Pond Skaters - Promo Video

Published on Jan 28, 2020 TheManitouOfficial

"Promo video for Pond Skaters by The Manitou, from the album Music of the Lake. Composed for Sybille Muschik's Shoreline Studio Video Blog. Featured footage: insect life on Bouchie Creek and Bouchie Lake, British Columbia. Filmed with a Panasonic HC-X920.

Instruments: Roland Ju-06*, Korg MS-20 mini*, Tone2 Firebird vst, Lounge Lizard vst, Streetlytron vst 8 voice choir, Peavey Milestone bass*, Alesis SR-16 drums.

*Appear in the video.

Buy it here:
(c) & (p) 2020 Joshua M. Blanc"

Rare SPIDER Sequencer! Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) - Rare - Gnat Wasp -

via this auction

"1978 Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Spider Sequencer
Works with original EDP Wasp and Gnat Synths
Includes the Din cable to connect to Wasp or Gnat.

In good shape, no cracks in the plastic. I used this in my synth studio for a few years. Very fun. Can clock it with audio signal. I use to sent a trig out of a Roland Tr-606 with wonderful results. Trimmers on the side to adjust sensitivity.

Very rare item.

from the web,
"The Spider is a 256-note step, or 84-note real time digital sequencer to control the Wasp and/or Gnat. It features a few simple controls for entering notes in step or real time and transposing the sequence a semi-tone, whole-tone, major-3rd, or perfect-5th as well as speed controls."

Note: The unit uses the same 9v power supply the WASP and GNAT use. Standard guitar power supply with 1/8 adaptor tip. (not included)"

Nord Modular Keyboard

via this auction

Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330

via this auction

"mk 1 version Good condition, few marks on the body, and some blemishes on wood sides. The previous owner drilled some holes on front. Fully working, has been serviced last year"

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer - Wildbender Punkt

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Ares Kalogeropoulos

"A music track made with Roland SH-1000 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer.
Every sound made with Roland SH-1000.

The Roland SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first compact synthesizer produced in Japan, and the first synthesizer produced by Roland."

Minimal Wave, old school, Korg MS-20,50,SQ10,-Synthesizer performance, live in the studio!

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Matthias Schuster

"Matthias Schuster plays the Volksmusik Instrument live at GF - Studio,Febr.20

Matthias Schuster [Geisterfahrer, Im Namen des Volkes, Bal Pare, Das Institut] produced about 150 bands in his studio from 1980 until today including artists like Andreas Dorau [Fred vom Jupiter], Kosmonautentraum, Abwärts, Brosch, Saal II, The Red Crayola,. He produced several Movie Soundtracks, especially mentioned here the soundtrack for the Movie : FRAKTUS, starring Rocko Schamoni, Jaques Palminger & Heinz Strunk. Matthias toured in Canada, The United States, UK, France , Belgium ,and many more countries and is still active on Tour with his projects IM NAMEN DES VOLKES, BAL PARE & DAS INSTITUT and producing new records until today."

Upcoming John Bowen Solaris v2.0 Update Adds Yamaha FM & Casio CZ Phase Distortion Synthesis

John Bowen dropped by the other day with the Solaris Desktop prototype. Not only did I get a peek at the new design, but I was able to take a look at the upcoming v2.0 OS, which adds both Yamaha style "FM synthesis" and Casio's CZ Phase Distortion synthesis. It also adds multi-part support. You'll find a few pics in this post. Apologies for the lighting but it is dark in the studio. :) Below you'll find a few angled shots of the desktop. In person it's not as large as I had expected. It's similar to an Oberheim Xpander which seems appropriate considering their similarities. Both have multiple displays and have been described as essentially modulars in a box. From what I understand, the Solaris is a bit more flexible as you can essentially re-order the signal path. It's a pretty amazing synth. John Bowen opted for a high resolution 96kHz signal path and you can hear it. The Solaris sounds absolutely astonishing. It has four oscillators with a vector joystick to morph between them. You can also cycle through oscillator waveforms up into the audio range with the unique "Rotors" feature on the Solaris. Click here for a full list of current features. Note the v2.0 features aren't yet listed.

The Solaris has four oscillators allowing for a 4-OP FM synth. If you are familiar with Yamaha FM synthesis you know you select how each operator modulates the other from various algorithms. On the Solaris, however, you can freely map oscillators any way you like, including back into each other. The Solaris is essentially modular, allowing you to freely route components of the synth engine. Aside from FM and Phase Distortion, the new OS also adds an assignable 4-part multi mode. Assignable not only by patch, but by number of voices allocated to each part. The following is what John had to say about the upcoming OS:

"v2.0 OS will add a new Oscillator Type called Phase Mod. This allows for true 'DX style FM,' which is actually phase modulation. With four oscillators, you can create 4 Operator algorithms. It also includes waveshapes emulating the CZ Phase Distortion series. The modulation destination which normally shows as LinFM changes to PhasMod when this oscillator type is selected. For the CZ series, the Shape parameter controls the amount of phase distortion.

The new Multimode code allows for 4-part arrangement. Each part shares a common 'voice pool' of 5 pairs of voices (total of 10), and you decide how many voices can be assigned to each part, with 2 voices in a part as the minimum assignment. (Using identical presets with the new Solaris Voice Expander module adds another 10 voices.)

The Multimode structure converts old presets into a larger preset structure that holds the parameters for all 4 parts. All edits to any parameter are stored separately, so any preset used to populate a part from any other preset is not affected, and remains a separate object. Each of the 4 parts provides control over velocity and key zoning, volume level, pan position, transpose, fine tuning, arpeggiator function, and a number of other MIDI controller settings."

You can find additional posts including demos of the Solaris here.

Roland System-8 | Custom Sounds | No Talking

Published on Feb 28, 2020 LFOstore

"#roland #system8

We made many great sounds & sequences to show possibilities of
dream machine & its hidden treasures we found during exploring.

You will find here silky & beauity plucks with unusual modulation,
deep & overdriven leads, many atmospheric pads & strings,
unusual arpeggios & groovy sequences, basses & many more.

Explore your System-8 Machine & dive deeper with our demo.

If you like our sound - check the link -"

Sequential Pro 3 - Arturia MatrixBrute, Moog MF-101 Low Pass Filter - ExperimentalSynth

Published on Feb 27, 2020 experimentalsynth

"Syncing the sequencer on the Sequential Pro 3 to an Arturia MatrixBrute arpeggiator, a Moog MF-101 Low Pass Filter processes a Pro 3 oscillator output through a CV out. Learn more at"

Sequential Pro 3 posts

Novation // Patricia Wolf - Profile

Published on Feb 28, 2020 NovationTV

"In this video, Patricia Wolf discusses how she takes a two-stage approach to sound design. “In one way, I focus on the technical aspects of it, especially when there’s new features on a synthesizer that I’m not so familiar with. So I’ll play around with that and really think about what it’s doing.” Then, once she’s familiar with her machines and their respective capabilities, she’ll free herself from thinking on a purely technical point of view and consider her machines as an ecosystem, playing in harmony. 'It’s nice to let go of that technicality and just think of it as a living, electric energy that you can morph and change and start feeling for its creative potential.'"

Watch the performance video here.

Hell's Horns - Novation PEAK Evolving Dark Ambient Drone

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"PLEASE DO NOT USE HEADPHONES TO LISTEN THIS! Or take care with the volume - start from very low: DISTORTION & OVERDRIVE ON PURPOSE!
#NovationPeak #ambient #patches on

Using the onboard delay to simulate the Karplus effect, lots of reverb and tweaking the OSC3 Filter Mod and of course the distortion and the overdrive.
You can hear how this drone turns later (4:30) into a nice pad.
This synth is one of my favourite of all times!

Let's Play with Mononoke

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Tim Webb

"The latest synth from Bram Bos is a unique drone/soundscape generator with performance pads that make it a bunch of fun to play with! I mostly manage to stop playing with it long enough to describe what's going on.

Mononoke on App Store:
FAC Alteza on App Store:
iVCS3 on App Store:
Limiter on App Store:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: Or you can support me on Timmeon if you don't like Patreon: (Patrons of these campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!

Artis Lab SynthBerry Pi

Published on Jan 28, 2020 Artis Lab

"SynthBerry Pi is a prototype made by Artis Lab based on the Raspberry Pi mini computer. SynthBerry Pi is a compact stand-alone synthesizer capable of performing patches created through Pure Data. Eight slide potentiometers are connected to the Raspberry to create a simple control surface that makes it possible to control the sound synthesis architectures created using the PDSynth toolkit.

In this first video tutorial we present the prototype and the sounds that can be created live through a Pd patch that offers the user the possibility to control three oscillators and a delay.

For more information:"

Origins of a Legend - The Simmons SDS-3 Drum Synthesizer from 1978

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Alex Ball

"A look at the original Simmons Drum Synthesizer, the SDS-3 from 1978.

This instrument was built by Dave Simmons when he was working for a company called Musicaid in the late 70s and it served as the precursor to famous SDS-V with its distinctive hexagonal pads that cropped up on many hit records in the 1980s.

Free sample pack:

Thank you to EvilDragon for scripting the Kontakt patches

Check out Simmons Museum which is a great online resource on the Simmons story:

Here's the 2017 interview cited in the film:"

Additional Alex Ball posts

High Frequency Reaction

Spotted on CatSynth

"We finish out our week of black cats at CatSynth with this cutie from Kursk, Russia playing a Korg Minilogue XD. By dj.wadada on Instagram."

FLUX Update: Envelope Outputs & Micro SD Stretch Goals

via TM Synnthesis/In Orbit Laboratories:

"Thanks to our backers Flux is now 330% funded on Kickstarter! Since launch, we have added Phase Shifting, additional IO (now 4 trigger in, 4 CV in), additional interface controls, brass thumb screws, optional matte black panel & now we have 2 exciting final stretch goals!

Click here for Flux on Kickstarter!

Final Stretch Goals

4 Variable Voltage Outputs
This stretch goal converts 1 aux output per channel to a synchronised and programmable envelope generator (link this variable voltage output to trigger density for example to automatically generate an envelope directly related to your rhythm)!

Micro SD Card Slot
This stretch goal will add a micro SD card slot for unlimited preset storage, easy sharing of patches online and settings backups!

You can see the fully expanded interface layout below!" [left]

New BugBrand Modules

Note the following is from the BugBrand email list so it's a bit less formal.

"The news front has been quiet this winter - it has felt like a time for contemplation, catching & tidying up - but now Spring is approaching, always so welcome, and ideas can start to stretch & emerge.

First, there are a few new modules coming out - slowly for now, with little push/promo - systems keep on growing around the world:
Quadrature Sine - an updated version of the old pre-2013, a pure oscillator/LFO producing Sine & Cosine
Matrix - 6 inputs to 4 outputs - for CV or audio
DC Mixer - a nice little utility for signal mixing (+ inversion & offset)

Something that has been bubbling in my mind for some time (and helped along through discussions with my ever wonderful assistant, Jasmine) - a mixture of letting go, opening up, setting up experiments, planting seeds. I've long enjoyed the mix of technical (system design, studio routing) balanced against the more creative (playing the audio clay of a system), but find I rarely get enough time to dive deep into play & recording, along with wonderings on how I can involve others.

Slowly, slowly I wish to get people in to the studio to play & experiment - to see how people use the machines, to feel around how best to explain the technical sides, to be open to the many sounds which arise. Now we observe the early steps - the first visitor came in yesterday and left somewhat hypnotised! I do not know what might arise and that is exciting. So I plant this seed of an idea with few preconceptions - I want to explore it gradually & look forward to the conversations & meetings that might occur through it. The logistics are TBC - the approach is open.

In other bits of news:
Next month, 21st March, Machina Bristronica (organised by Elevator Sound) is happening again in Bristol. A massive gathering of audio machines! I think I will be positioned next to old friend & fellow Bristol synthesist/designer George Hearn & his wonderful UDO polysynth - finally I will get to try it!
Here's a little Youtube recording from last week: [Posted here]
On the stock & production front - the Corona virus is definitely having something of an impact & we just have to roll with it. Board production is very slow at the moment - no massive problem at present, but we'll have to see how it all goes.

Currently - visit the online shop:
The last DRM2 for now is online! I'll aim to do another board run soon, but could take some months..
StereoCompress - another batch is being made right now so should be out within 2 weeks
SynthVoices & other modular setups are somewhat limited due to waiting on Dual Envelope & Dual Filter production - but lots of other modules ready on the shelf & I can always do frames etc.
I think that covers most of the news for now!

Best wishes to all!

New PO-32 Sounds and Patterns | RAW n EDGY - haQ attaQ (sounds can load on PO35 and PO137 too)

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Jakob Haq

"My latest Raw n Edgy Drum kit for PO-32 Tonic comes from my personal library of sounds. These are sounds that I use for my own music productions. As usual, this video includes a sound and pattern demo, plus a data transfer signal that you can use to update your PO32 (and PO35, info below).

▼ DRUM SOUNDS WORKS WITH PO-35 Speak and PO-137 Rick and Morty TOO! ▼
NOTE: only drum sound will be loaded and patterns will be ignored."


Squarp Instruments RAMPLE Waves System

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Squarp Instruments

"Eurorack multi-layered 4-voice sample player & audio processor.

● plays .wav files from the SD card, no duration limits

● 4 independent voices & audio outputs

● each voice included 5 audio effects + editing tools

● each voice can be multi-layered

● 4 assignable CV inputs

● everything is controllable thanks to the midi input

● microSD preloaded with artists kits, easy sample import"

Model:Cycles Launch Party - Elektron Studios Berlin

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Elektron

"What. A. Night. Big thanks to everyone who joined us, especially Blush Response and Hovercat for such crackerjack, wall-shaking performances with Model:Cycles.
If you couldn’t make it this week, be sure to come along to open house at Elektron Studios next Friday, March 6. Doors open from 18:00."

DIY MIDI keyboard

Published on Feb 28, 2020 myVolts

"#Fabuary2020 -🤗 diy midi keyboard anyone? 😋

We wanted to encourage people to start making in February - we work from a fablab ourselves, so, #Fabuary 🤩🤘 We were work from @oficinalab.porto all day, who have been gracefully hosting us 🙏🏼😁👌 We've made a #musicstand already, now we are going to modify a #rockband #keytar so we can use it with our #korgvolca"

Suzuki SX-500 Synthesizer / Siel EX-80 SN 0514

via this auction

"Suzuki SX-500 Midi Programmable Digital Expander Synthesizer (serial number 0514)

It is the same synthesizer as the SIEL EX-80 and uses the same parameters and MIDI CCs for control.

The synthesizer is in good condition and it works as it should, however it has an audible hum whenever you play it. I never had the time (or budget) to take it to a technician to have it checked. I already have a couple of poly synthesizers so this one is redundant in my setup.

Check the video that I made for this specific listing at the following youtube link: [above]

You will hear the synth play in poly and in mono mode as well as it being controlled with the Behringer BCR2000 with MIDI CC Messages.

I found all the information I needed to program it, here"

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim Matrix 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer, from 1986. Very nice condition, and fully functional. Includes power cord.

Please note that the Matrix 6 does not have a stereo output, despite the fact that there are two output jacks labeled Left and Right. These are NOT stereo outputs - they are for setting up keyboard splits with separate outputs, as described in the owner's manual. Unless you specifically have a split patch set up to feed the Right output, you will get no audio there."

E-MU Systems SP-12 Turbo Sampling Percussion Synth SN 1206

via this auction, also on Reverb

E-MU Systems Emulator II 1984 w/ Floppy Disks and Owners Manual SN 465

via this auction, also on Reverb

Korg 770 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 770204

via this auction

"This 770 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!

This unit was checked/ cleaned by professional technician."

VERMONA Vintage Analog German 2-VCO synthesizer + second Vintage Analog (fast demo)

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Ivan Chernikov

VERMONA ретро синтезаторы 1980х годов. Состояние на 4.
0.00 - 4.50 - Первый синт
4.50 - 8.51 - Второй синт.

Luke Neptune's Vintage/Classic Soundset for Minilogue xd

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Luke Neptune

"Buy this soundset here

Vintage/Classic for the Minilogue xd features 100 patches inspired by the synth sounds of yesterday. Packed with vintage style brasses, warm organic pads, silky strings, punchy retro basses and creamy leads.

Vintage/Classic contains a handful of recreations of classic sounds from classic songs such as- Van Halen- Jump, 808 State- Pacific State, Underworld- Born Slippy, Vangelis- Blade Runner, Michael Jackson- Thriller, Inner City Good Life, Toto- Africa, Daft Punk- Da Funk & Aerodynamic, Harold Faltermeyer- Axel F and more

Some of the synths that have inspired the sounds of this soundset are the Roland Jupiter 8, Korg Polysix, Korg Monopoly, Sequential Prophet 5, Moog Minimoog, Roland Juno 60/106, Oberheim’s OB series and Yamaha’s DX series

The patches within Vintage/Classic have been carefully designed to be suitable for many different genres including House/Techno, Synthwave, Disco/Funk, Classic Rock, Ambient, Soundtrack/Soundscapes.

So if it’s those nostalgic 70’s, 80s and 90s that you’ve been looking for then Vintage/Classic could be your kind of thing!

On purchase you will receive step by step instructions on how to load the sounds and how to back up any of your existing patches should you wish too."


Published on Feb 28, 2020 sonicstate

"XAOC Devices Odessa is a - wait for it - Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster Oscillator. An interesting FPGA based module. Edd takes us on a 5 Minute journey through it's sonic landscape.

It uses the principle of additive synthesis controlled by a set of carefully tailored macro parameters to harness thousands of sinusoidal partials that altogether form the resulting sound. The series of harmonics can be squeezed or spread apart, tilted, and pruned by a comb-like frequency response, resulting in a variety of unearthly sounds. Furthermore the VCO provides Through-zero linear FM and detuneable clusters of up to five voices."

Exploring the Synthy Side of the Nord Drum 2 - the Scale Preset mode

Published on Feb 28, 2020 NONsynth

"I've got my hands on another Nord Drum 2 and I now want to make a deeper exploration of its synthyness. In this test vid I use the Midibro in dispatcher mode to send single channel midi notes to the multiple channels of the ND2, turning it into a polysynth. I used the Edit Group settings to link all six channels and edit them as one.

What are you seeing in this vid? Well, digging through the manual led me to this (wtf) description of the "Scl Pre" mode:

"Use the Scl Pre feature with an Edit Group
to quickly set up different pitch relationships
between pads.

The pitches will begin at the set pitch on the
lowest numbered channel in the Edit Group
and increase with a factor determined by the
selected scale on the selected channels.

If a Scale has been used to set a pitch
relationship, you can change the pitch of one
channel without breaking the pitch relationship.
This will move all the other pitches until
one of the pitches reaches the maximum, or
minimum pitch (“0” or “127.5”)."

And so begins my experimentation."

Studio Tour 2020 + Midi & Audio Setup

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Support this channel on Patreon:

Upon many requests (for once I took the requests to heart) here is my studio setup medio Feb. 2020.
My setup is constantly evolving based upon my need for production sounds and my channels need for "food". ;-)
The way I've wired up my midi and audio might not be the best way for everyone, but it works for me.

The end music is a Korg Trinity demo I made years ago. It's never been released."


Published on Feb 27, 2020 mylarmelodies

"Routing is important, utilities rule - so let's get into it! Here's a standalone vid to explore the merits of multiples, Tiptop Stackcables, Hosa hopscotch cables, (Doepfer) Switched Multiples, and the new Doepfer A182-2 Quad Switches."

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Model:Cycles - "No Time to Die" (Billie Eilish) Live Performance

Published on Feb 27, 2020 tubesockor

"This is a live performance of Billie Eilish's song "No Time to Die" from the James Bond movie with the same name, on an Elektron Model:Cycles.

I really liked the original arrangement and wanted to see how far I could take it on Model:Cycles, trying to replicate every (well, almost) single harmony and note.

This was achieved by sequencing a background consisting of beats, bass and a combination of chord machines with all kinds of harmonies and intervals p-locked. On top of this I use the trig keyboard to play the lead melody live."

The models - Elektron Model:Cycles & Model:Samples

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Ehsan Gelsi

Korg SV-2 - All Playing No Talking

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Korg SV-2 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

The wonderful Ray Tevich from Kraft Music plays with the Korg SV-2 Stage Vintage Piano.

Korg SV-2 and SV-2S Stage Vintage pianos capture the signature sound, unique performance experience, and aesthetic satisfaction of a compelling collection of definitive keyboards. Available with Korg's RH3 graded-hammer action keybed in 88 or 73-key versions, the SV-2 faithfully reproduces the tonal and dynamic nuances of these classic instruments with a three-dimensional sense of presence. The SV-2 specializes in instant control, with a display-free front panel loaded with knobs and switches, while the free SV-2 Editor for Windows and Mac offers additional configuration and editing options.

The SV-2S 73 and SV-2S 88 offer the same feature set as the SV-2 73 and SV-2 88 with the addition of a built-in 2 x 15 watt speaker system created in conjunction with Italian speaker designers K-Array, perfect for practice sessions, rehearsals, and smaller performances.

Get more for your money with exclusive Korg SV-2 and SV-2S Stage Vintage piano bundles from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new stage piano, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Sequential Circuits OB-6 Analog Synthesizer Ableton Instrument Pack, Jam number 2

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Expanding Sound

"get the pack here at
(This pack is compatible with Ableton Live Lite 9.7.7 and above)

I've been enjoying making a few different songs with the new packs I make. There's something so productive in limiting myself to only one set of things, such as a specific Ableton Pack or instrument. I always am able to get results I enjoy. Anyway, this is Jam 2 from my Ableton instrument pack built using the Sequential Circuits OB-6 synthesizer. I had a lot of fun making a nice slow jam that has a groove to it. This synth pack sounds great. The video is the same as the first with the exception of some background effects, but it's just there to give the description of the pack while the music showcases the sounds. Here's more info on the Ableton Pack from our first video, as well as a pack description. Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoyed it!

The OB6 is a monster of a synth. A collaboration between Sequential Circuits and Oberheim that resulted in a beautiful piece of musical gear that hits high notes from both companies. This pack was a collaboration between myself and my friend Dan from the band Electric Dream. They are a synth pop style group, check them out if that's your style of music! He owns this glorious synth and helped me make some of the patches for this Ableton pack. So it's a little bit of me, and a little bit of Dan.

One thing I did a little differently with this pack is the amount of samples I used. I usually use one sample per octave. Some of these instruments rely heavily on their filter movement, so I didn't think that would be enough. I decided to use 2 samples per octave for any synth that I thought had very interesting filter modulation.

I think this pack sounds great for pads and bass! Sequential has a winner on it's hands, and now you have a great taste of the synths capabilities.

This pack includes

25 Multi sampled Ableton Instruments, built from user patches using the Sequential Circuits OB-6.

About this little jam- I wanted to make almost a brother or cousin jam to my prophet 600 Ableton song.... the filters remind me of each other sometimes, although the sound palette can be quite different between them. If you listen to that song you can hear there’s kind of a similar vibe to the chord progression."

Digitakt - "Evenmore" - Electronisounds Audio's Most Ambitious Digitakt Track To Date!

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

My Digitakt Sound Banks ►

TRACK TITLE: Prizm Prime - "Evenmore"
(This track will be released on a special EP of *Digitakt Only Tracks!*)
Full techno/house/dub/dancey/thing I made using *only* the Elektron Digitakt and my sound banks for it. *ALL SOUNDS* are from my Digitakt sound banks! If you need new SOUNDS for your Digitakt, check out at

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

Vintage Moog Memorymoog

via this auction

Access Virus C Rack Virtual Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

New York City-based Keyboardist Valerie Ghent On the Greatness of the Iconic Minimoog Model D!

Published on Feb 27, 2020 moogfoundation

"ENTER TO WIN the vintage Minimoog Model D that Valerie is playing, which has been signed by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, here:

Raffle ends on March 10th, or until all tickets are sold out. All proceeds benefit the innovative educational and archive preservation work (including the new Moogseum!) of the Bob Moog Foundation , a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization (

You can check Valerie out here:"

DX5 Playing Depeche Mode "My Secret Garden - Live Hammersmith version"

Published on Feb 27, 2020 DX5

"'My Secret Garden live at Hammersmith Odeon' cover. I also played the intro (Oberkorn) just like they did back in 1982. No sound was sampled from the original recording.

Gear used:
Roland MRS-2 Promars
Roland JP8000
Kurzweil PC1x (also triggering Arturia Jupiter 8V).
Emu Emax II.

I used three pedals: sustain for the Roland JP8000, Volume for the Kurzweil internal sound and a momentary switch for preset change in the Emax II.
I also used the RPS (realtime phrase sequencer) in the JP8000 (Sequence at Oberkorn's end).

Backtrack previously sequenced and recorded in Pro Tools.
* There is a momentary digital noise at 00:32. It should happen at the time of rendering the video.

"Oberkorn" and 'My Secret Garden' composed by Martin L.Gore.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Advanced Quantization in VCV Rack

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Omri Cohen

"If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here is the patch -"

Sequential PROPHET REV2 - Sparkling Dreams

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"Look out for the upcoming sound pack with #ambient #patches for the Sequential #ProphetREV2 👉

✨In this video I'm just using a factory preset (F3 - 41 (stack mode)), with teeny-tiny adjustments and my own sequence and improvised theme.

This synth is amazing! Not just is much better than the first model, but it sounds like pouring sweet melted caramel into my ears!

I'm loving it!


Gotharman's Tiny LD MkII with VCF2

Published on Feb 27, 2020 gotharman

"Bass: An oscillator and VCF2 -Dual analog filter, drums: The internal percussion synthesizer, effects used: Internal distortion."

Sonic The Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone on Moog Sub 37

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Luca Di Gennaro

Split screen cover of "Green Hill Zone" by Masato Nakamura from Sonic The Hedgehog (© 1991 SEGA) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro X drums.
#greenhillzone #sonic #masatonakamura #moog

first patch | borderlands granular | ems vcs3 | mi rings

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Elinch

"back then, borderlands granular was the reason for me to buy my first ipad and make music again after a long time. now the new version is there and has everything i wanted. thanks chris !!!

samples used:
1. ems vcs 3 /// 6 sawtooth samples & 2 bass samples
2. mutable instruments rings /// 2 sequences
3. voice sample radio

recorded live with aum, dubstation 2 for delays & no limits for limiting.


for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

SoundsDivine 'Future Retro XD' - Korg Minilogue XD

Published on Feb 27, 2020 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Future Retro XD' soundset for the Korg Minilogue XD.

#korg #minilogue #presets"

Elektron Model:Cycles Performance

Published on Feb 26, 2020 BoBeats

"100% Elektron Model:Cycles performance! Patrons on the music & video tier can download this track:"

Polypumpkins - Dystopian Pipeline Network || Hydrasynth Soundscape Atmosphere 📻

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Polypumpkins

"Single patch, mono voice on a sustained note. Only used two LFOs as modulator, no ENV and no ARP. All Hydrasynth onboard FX, touched with Ableton Live.
Performed by Dominic Au."

look mum, it´s a "Moog Patriarch"

Published on Feb 27, 2020 studentsmusic

"combining Moog Matriarch and 3xMother 32 for Soloing along with OB6 Pad"

1978 Bee Gees Rhythm Machine Vintage Mattel 1072 Electronic Synthesizer

via this auction

Kraftwerk used one. You can find demos here. See the Bee Gees label at the bottom of this post for more.

"Seldom seen Bee Gees Rhythm Machine by Mattel, comes in the original box with instruction/song book. Box is chewed on one corner, otherwise very good."

Korg MS20 Analog Synthesizer,SQ10 Analog Sequencer, VC10 Analog Vocoder

via this auction

MS20 with original case,cables,User’s manual
SQ10 with original case,Catalogs
VC10 with soft bag,original Mic.
In fantastic condition,works great!

Yamaha SY-2 vintage analog synthesizer + legs + music stand + lid SN 1459

via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage Yamaha SY-2 analog synthesizer in good working condition. It's just been serviced and ready for the future. The service report is part of the sale.

The synth is complete with lid to close the case, music stand, and legs.

The synth sounds very good. Some call this a mini-CS80. The touch control gives you the opportunity to add more expression when you're playing.

Cosmetically it's in good condition for its age, but there are some signs of use. Some scratches, little rusty spots on the legs and metal parts, and there's little wear and tear on the hardcase, keys, knobs and front panel. Please check all the photos before you buy the item.

It's an originally European version, working on 220v. The serial number is: 1459"

Oberheim Matrix 6R Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer- V2.13 Firmware

via this auction

OS 2.13 opens up the 6 and 6R to external editors.

Ensoniq ESQ-M Synthesizer - Analog Filters - 3 OSCs

via this auction

Akai AX-80 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This Akai AX80 is in full working condition, fully tested.. it works great, looks great and sounds amazing.. VERY Juno 106 meets Matrix 6 sonic territory> Very easy to edit and create with. Its truly an 80's powerhouse of a synth. It has some scuffs around the edges but overall looks great as you can see in pics."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

"This Fizmo is in great shape and fully working. It has an upgraded power supply, the power regulator upgrade, and the latest OS. It also had the original manuals. It ships professionally packed and fully insured."

Polyend Teaser Feb 27

Published on Feb 27, 2020 Polyend

"Teasing, teasing! Yes, it is slick, it has a nice big knob, and yes it can sample too :) More details in March, stay tuned."

Polyend Teasers

Hainbach / Bad Stream "Jaybird" | Guitar, Test Equipment, Piano

Published on Feb 27, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I continue my collaboration with Bad Stream. Get the single now everywhere!
Apple Music:
Google Play:

I have know Martin back from the days when we both were on the same label, Audiolith, and we have been collaborating ever since. He is 100% musician and artist, headlining with his band Frittenbude and exploring the fringes of pop as Bad Stream. You might also have seen him here in my "guitar vs test equipment" video: [posted here]

Together we make krauty after hour techno, and its always a pleasure to work with such an accomplished musician."

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sequential Pro 3 [prototype] - Adding a Filter - ExperimentalSynth

Published on Feb 26, 2020 experimentalsynth

"On a Sequential Pro 3 It's easy to send raw oscillators to the CV outs for external processing (while still using them internally). Multi-filter possibilities abound! Learn more at"

Mutable Instruments Ambika demo

Published on Feb 26, 2020 MIDERA

"Another demo of patches I came up with tonight. Used Eventide Blackhole for FX."

Super Juno Synth Jam: Jupiter-X, Juno-106, System-8

Published on Feb 26, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"Roland JP-X doing a stack of 106s, System-8 doing its own 106 thing, and the real deal classic-- all coming together for a Super Juno Synth Jam

(and some JX-8P toms for good measure)"

Elektron - Model:Cycles - First Look

Published on Feb 26, 2020 Innovative Music Australia

"We checked out the NEW Elektron Model:Cycles in the studio this morning! 🙌

Here's some inital patch surfing and some improv before we dive deeper."

See the Elektron Model:Cycles announcement post for additional details and demos.

Elektron Performances + Q&A with Ess Mattisson & Mario Hernandez

Published on Feb 26, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Ess Mattisson who designed the Digitone and Mario Hernandez from Elektron will be performing with Elektron gear and answering questions."

New Lower West Side Studio CGS77 Serge 73 VCF Eurorack Module

CGS77 Serge 73 VCF Demo Published on Feb 26, 2020 Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio demonstrates the features of their version of the CGS77 Serge '73 Voltage Controlled Filter.

This is a state variable 2 pole filter with 12dB/oct LP & HP outputs and 6dB/oct BP output.

Product Page: https://richsstudioproject.wpcomstagi..."

"The CGS77 is Ken Stone’s licensed adaptation of the Serge ’73 VCF.

The CGS77 is a State Variable filter featuring 3 simultaneous outputs; Lowpass (12dB/Oct), Bandpass (6dB/Oct) and Highpass(12dB/Oct)

2 control voltage inputs are provided with an attenuverter on one input. The filter can be pinged by a low frequency pulse wave or Trigger.

The CGS77 comes in a 1U width form factor with 25mm(1″) knobs controlling 4 potentiometers"

Priced at $330

Brew Music with Korg: Harpoon Brewery Boston, MA

Published on Feb 26, 2020 Korg

"Korg USA joined together with the Harpoon Brewery to celebrate the art of synth music and beer for its first annual Brew Music. Brew Music provided synth users with the opportunity to get hands on with Korg’s newest and most popular synth instruments."

Korg Volca Keys and Bass

Volca Keys via this auction

Volca Bass via this auction

Note the seller is offering 10% off to MATRIXSYNTH readers. You can make an offer at the listing and let him know if you saw it here.

Roland Boutique Series JP-08, JU-06, and TB-03

JP-08 via this auction

JU-6 via this auction

TB-03 via this auction

Note the seller is offering 10% off to MATRIXSYNTH readers. You can make an offer at the listing and let him know if you saw it here.

Linn LinnDrum LM-2 recently serviced by Bruce Forat

via this auction

Note the seller is offering 10% off to MATRIXSYNTH readers. You can make an offer at the listing and let him know if you saw it here.

"This LinnDrumm has the Forat MIDI kit, ZIF Sockets for easy changing of EPROM's, BASS 2 EPROM and full set of extra slider caps.
Bruce Forat installed the MIDI Kit, replaced capacitors, repaired all mixer faders! If you know anything about the LinnDrum it is that the mixer has a tendency to breakdown over time. This one works and feels great!

The FACTORY patterns and song are also loaded into memory and I will provide an audio file so you can reload it. It also is running OS 3.1 and Bruce kindly showed me how to access a "secret" second bank of pattern memory and I will provide instructions on how to do that.

Owner Manual, Service Manual, MIDI Manual and Factory memory will be provided via email, USB thumb drive or SD card. Which ever you prefer.

The LinnDrum is a drum machine manufactured by Linn Electronics between 1982 and 1985. About 5,000 units were sold.

Its high-quality samples, flexibility and affordability made the LinnDrum popular. The LinnDrum was used on many recordings throughout the 1980s, including international hits such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax", a-Ha's "Take On Me", Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F", Tears for Fears' "Shout", Deniece Williams's "Let's Hear it for the Boy", and Madonna's "Lucky Star".

The LinnDrum has fifteen 8-bit 28 kHz ~ 35 kHz digitally sampled drum sounds: bass drum, snare, side-stick snare, hi-hat, crash cymbal, ride cymbal, three tom-toms, cabasa, tambourine, high and low congas, cowbell, and hand-claps. It includes a sequencer for programming rhythm patterns, a built-in mixer and individual output jacks for each sound.

Service by Forat was completed on February 5, 2020."

EMW Analog Modular Synthesizer - Fev-2020

Published on Feb 26, 2020

EMW Modular System
More information:

Eurorack & Microbrute Jam (TX Wiggles 55)

Published on Feb 26, 2020 poorness studios

"This is nothing special, it's just a little jam I did with Microbrute and Eurorack one morning before work. It is really simple but I liked the way the various timbres sounded together, so I decided to share it."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

MFB SYNTH PRO // REVIEW // 3 // FM + Fine Tune

Published on Feb 26, 2020 LESINDES

"So this is PART THREE diving deeper into the sound engine of MFB SYNTH PRO.
FM - Fine Tune"


Kyle's Multimoog Restore/Modifications (By Synthpro)

Published on Feb 26, 2020 synthpro

"Hey Guys,
This is a video going over the Multimoog I restored for Kyle along with diagnostics and functions of the added modifications.

Thanks for watching and all the support!


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