Monday, August 31, 2020

Fairlight CMI IIX Vintage Additive Digital Synthesizer Sampler Working

via this auction

"This system is ready to make music. No excuses. No more work is needed to be done from a musician's standpoint. It functions reliably and is a joy to own and play. The light pen works great etc. If you buy the system you will get the FULL Fairlight experience with no work arounds. (Unless you consider a floppy emulator a workaround, it is a godsend to me.)

The keyboard is from a series 1, so it has the airy light synth action. It is still touch sensitive like the series II, but has the synthy action.

Both 8 inch drives have been removed and replaced with a custom dual floppy emulator.

The connections for the 8" drives are still there and work. The original floppy card has been modded so you can run the emulator and the old drive at the same time. If you have a couple of old YE data drives you can easily install them and will never have to remove the floppy emulator connection..."

Note the one of the images of the monitor matches the image in this previous post.

Octave-Plateau Voyetra-8 & Voyetra-One Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"This is the sales brochure for the legendary Voyetra-8 polyphonic synthesizer, and it's stripped down, and never released version, the Voyetra-One."

Octave-Plateau Cat and Kitten II Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Programmable Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Mazzatron Slide - Sweet Eurorack Crossfader!

Electronisounds Audio

"I show some examples of what you can do with the Mazzatron SLIDE Eurorack module.
This mono crossfader is very fun to use and offers some creative ways to shape your sounds!"


Breaking down David Bowie's "Heroes" – Tony Visconti

Petr Potacek

"This film is an extended version of BBC Four programme Music Moguls: Masters of Pop (Episode 2: Melody Makers)."

This one is in via John H. Synth at 2:47. You should be able to ID it immediately.


Voltage Modular | Polymode - Polymoog & Year Two Sale

Cherry Audio

Voltage Modular | Polymode
Voltage Modular | Polymode Module Overview
Voltage Modular Tutorial | Creating Layered Sounds with Polymode

"The new polymode module is here! Based on one of the earliest and most iconic polysynths of all time, Polymode has been precisely recreated and adds more features than ever before."

The Cherry Audio Year Two Sale Is Here!

Syndrum: The Electronic Drum

Cherry Audio

"A short documentary about the history of the Syndrum, the world's first commercially produced electronic drum, commemorating the release the release of the MRB Syndrum and poly Syndrum modules for the Cherry Audio Voltage Modular platform"

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with DAVID JOSEPH WESLEY

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"David Joseph Wesley is a Grammy Award nominated composer based in Los Angeles, working in film, TV, and video games. You may have recently heard his music on several network TV, cable and Netflix series such as James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, Chicago Fire, Veep, Saturday Night Live, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Santa Clarita Diet, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, as well as many trailers and commercials including Toy Story 4, Incredibles 2, Hotel Transylvania, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dave was also fortunate to work with composer Ron Jones on the music for several seasons of Family Guy, which also enabled him to work with the largest live orchestra in television history. One of his favorite projects is his work on the music for “Firefly Online,” the video game based on Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking Firefly TV series. Although the game was never completed, he released his music for the game via the album Music To Smuggle By in 2018 as a tribute to the fans and to keep the Firefly spirit alive.

Dave finds inspiration for his music everywhere. An avid astronomer, his love of space led to two albums, several singles and multiple YouTube jam sessions about the cosmos and space-phenomena. In 2019, he released the album, Cassini, as a tribute to the NASA Cassini mission to Saturn, written entirely on the Prophet-6. And in 2017, in collaboration with NASA, Dave wrote an album for the solar eclipse titled Syzygy, also created entirely on the Prophet-6. Similarly, his obsession with synthesizers and the 80s naturally led to his “Pumpkin Patches” albums of synth-based music inspired by 70s and 80s horror as well as synthwave music released under the name “Parsec.”

We chatted with David on how he uses Sequential instruments in his music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Manitoba Cassette - Novation Circuit Pack by Digiphex Electronics

Isotonik Studios

"Manitoba Cassette is the first Digiphex Electronics Novation Circuit Pack to be released through the Isotonik Studios Circuit Patch store, its taken well over a year to get here so we're really excited to see what all you Circuiteers think!!

Warped LP’s and worn out tape is the feel of this pack, with some tape oriented macro controls. “Manitoba Cassette” captures the nostalgic feelings and drifting melodies inspired by Boards of Canada, Tycho, Lone, and even AFX.


Scoping out Bifold - New Dual Channel Wavefolder From Intellijel

Bifold Intellijel

"Bifold is a dual channel wavefolder, where one channel (the P channel) has a sonic characteristic inspired by the Buchla-style Parallel “deadband” folding circuit, while the other channel (the S channel) is more characteristic of a Serge-type Serial folding circuit. Besides offering two unique flavours of wavefolding, Bifold features numerous feedback and routing options along with CV control, enabling you to mix, blend and crossfade those flavours into a rich stew of unique waveforms and harmonic movement.

In this video we take a quick look at how Bifold sounds and how it works, in order to get a sense of the creative possibilities offered by this module."

First Folds With Bifold

"This video provides a few demos of how Bifold sounds when used in musical sequences, drones, and distorting drums.

Video Chapters:
00:03 - Melodic sequence with blends of folding
01:36 - Distorting drums and aux feedback
02:36 - Ringmod bell tones and AM
03:28 - Growling drone"

Coming soon for $229.00

"Wavefolding can be one of the most powerful yet simple ways to introduce complex timbres to a simple waveform. When done well, the results can be warm, textured, organic and full of musical character. We studied some of the most revered wavefolding circuits and looked at ways to integrate the positive qualities of these into a design that was full of sweet spots and allowed for a huge amount of experimentation and modulation.

Bifold combines two unique wavefolders with a crossfader; One channel (the P channel) has a sonic characteristic inspired by the Buchla-style Parallel “deadband” folding circuit, while the other channel (the S channel) is more characteristic of a Serge-type Serial folding circuit. There are distinct differences to how they react to specific waveforms, modulation and even their overall frequency response. By linking both folders together with a voltage controlled crossfader we further expand the ability to blend these two different folders together to create new waveforms. But this just scratches the surface of possibilities. Ring modulation, blending, crossfading, complex noise generation, feedback modulation, cascaded folding and so much more are all possible thanks to the strategically placed routing switches, jack normals and attenuators and other control options. This is a module that invites much exploration and discovery and pairs well with almost any kind of modulation and sound source."

Granular Synth Jam // Gotharman's SpazeDrum, Little deFormer 3 & deMoon #TTNM


"More electronic music with the Gotharman synth and drum machine trio! More info below :)


Again, I'm patching both the SpazeDrum analog drum computer and the deMoon digisynth into Little deFormer 3 granular workstation. There I add bass lines with the built-in analog filters, drones and weird effects. The Linnstrument MIDI keyboard plays a deMoon patch I made with my iPad editor. The eight edit knobs on the LD3 are all mapped to specific functions in the patch, so that I don't need a separate MIDI knobs controller :) Let me know if you have any questions!

Little deFormer 3:"

10 Things You NEED to know before Building a Dawless Synthesizer Setup


"10 Things you need to know before building a dawless synthesizer setup. This video is sponsored by DistroKid. Use my link and get 7% off: - its a solid service for getting your tracks onto Spotify & iTunes."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

An overview of new modules and collections in VCV Rack - August 2020

Omri Cohen

"Here are the patches -

00:00 - Aria Salvatrice
03:20 - BogAudio
04:39 - Count Modula
05:48 - JW
07:09 - Squinky Labs
08:51 - Stoermelder
12:05 - Studio 6+1
13:43 - Surge
14:31 - Miscellaneous

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

SyllixMusic Moog Subharmonicon, Mother 32, and Korg Minilogue Synth Tracks

Moog Subharmonicon - Ambient Dream
Celestial - Moog Subharmonicon (10 Minute Relaxing Ambient)
Subharmonicon and Mother 32 Duet
Moog Subharmonicon + Mother 32 Cinematic Jam
Orbit | Generative Modular Ambient - Subharmonicon and Mother 32
Nebula | Futuristic Ambient - Korg Minilogue
Ambient Synth - Moog Subharmonicon and Mother 32
Gene Flow | Ambient Modular Synthesizer (Subharmonicon and Mother 32)
Melodic Modular Synth - Moog Subharmonicon and Mother 32

Korg Electribe EM-1 Music Production Station w/ Original Box

via this auction

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Synth

via this auction

Black Corporation Kijimi SN 1212

via this auction

"Amazing 8 voice analog polysynth.

In addition to the two VCOs, you have a sub-oscillator and noise. These run into a great sounding Low Pass filter with its own dedicated ADSR envelope and then to a VCA with plenty of drive (and of course it has a dedicated ADSR as well).

OK, all that sounds great, but you've seen it all before. However, the Kijimi has more tricks up its sleeve. For starters, it's MPE-capable and you have independent control over velocity and polyphonic aftertouch.

The modulation section to the left has a pair of LFOs and they can be synced, shaped by envelopes, and routed to a lot of modulation destinations. This unit has the 1.2 OS installed, which gives you independent amounts of modulation per destination, effectively giving you an LFO per voice.

In addition to the LFO and envelopes, you have a lot of MIDI modulation sources at your disposal.

Basically, this synth can range from being a simply WYSIWYG analog poly to a full-blown almost modular powerhouse with the ability to draw out every nuance of your playing and rewarding the detailed sequencing edits you can do in a DAW.

In addition to the audio and MIDI In/Out/Thru connectors, there is a USB port as well on the back. The headphone jack is conveniently located on the front panel.

This Kijimi has never been rackmounted and is in excellent condition and comes with the power brick and original box."

Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

"The SH-101 is one of the classic synths from the 80s. It has a fantastic and unique sound no matter how you modify all its faders and knobs. Its simplicity can't be copied. Really magical.

Well, yes, you can find some of them online BUT I assure you that it is unlikely to come across with one that has been fully repaired like this one.

More than 100 parts (circuits/chips/resistors/etc) were replaced by one of the most skilled technician in Europe. Also, he cleaned it, tuned it and made all the necessary adjustment to revive this amazing machine."

Siel Cruise SN 227/414

via this auction

Buchla Easel Command

via this auction

Moog Matriarch, Fender Rhodes, Nucleo Modular Synthesizer & Ableton. Live Jam By Pablo Mat

Pablo Mat

Moog Sub 37, Nucleo Modular System & Ableton Live

Live set improvisations.

Echoes of the Elder


"Arp 2600 running through a Moog MF-104M analog delay."

Modular Monday: Mutable Instruments Braids vs. Plaits is a Fight We All Win

Red Means Recording

"Braids and Plaits are both digital macro Eurorack oscillators from Mutable Instruments. They're both excellent, but what makes them different? Let's find out.

Get my modular album and donate to a good cause:

Here are some differences I missed!
* Plaits shares no hardware or software with Braids!
* Floating-point DSP code written from scratch or inherited from Elements, Warps and Rings.
* Band-limited synthesis used almost everywhere, producing aliasing-free results at the base sample rate of 48kHz (Braids ran at 96kHz and used naive oversampling).
* High-quality Sigma-Delta ADC for CV acquisition, approaching a resolution of 16-bit (12-bit for Braids).
* ADC reads are interpolated in software to eliminate zipper noise.
* DC-coupled audio output, extending the range of the module to very low frequencies (Braids could not reach LFO ranges).
* Lean hardware design: less HP, mA and €"

Building on the Blockchain - Abstract, Self-Running Patch on DSI Poly Evolver

Reuben Jones

"I find the concept of blockchains pretty abstract, and this is the sound I imagined whilst blockchains are being built.

This is a self-running patch on the PolyEvolver - I didn't touch the synth during recording apart from to stop the sequencer on the last note and increase the delay feedback for a more effective ending.

PolyEvolver ▶ VladG Molot Compressor ▶ slight EQ ▶ Valhalla VintageVerb"

Model:Cycles - First Impressions & Jams!

Gabe Miller Music

"A super preliminary review of and a bunch of jams on the Elektron Model:Cycles, including chill lofi beats, techno, and hip hop. I've only had it for a little bit but I'm having a lot of fun with it."

12-The Dreadbox Typhon: Delay Effects


"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Delay effects found on the Dreadbox Typhon.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Dreadbox Typhon over drum patterns fashioned from GarageBand loops."

AutomaticGainsay Dreadbox Typhon posts

Polypumpkins - First-person Isolation (Hydrasynth / MonoPoly / Bass Station 2 / Polivoks Mini) 📻


"A DAWless jam with Roland System-500, Space Echo, ASM Hydrasynth, Novation Bass Station 2, Elta Music Polivoks Mini, Mode Machines ADX1, Korg MonoPoly, SQ-1 & Arturia Beatstep Pro. Recorded to Ableton Live 10."

Sempervirens | Felt Instruments Blisko, Strymon Magneto

r beny

"Sempervirens - always flourishing or vigorous. (of plants) evergreen

Sound on sound performance with Felt Instruments Blisko and Strymon Magneto. Inspired by the recent forest fires here in California, specifically the sempervirens sequoias, which manage to flourish even in fire.

Felt Instruments makes beautiful virtual instruments in VST format. Here I am using their newest suite of instruments named Blisko, which incorporates Viola, Violin, and Cello recorded and modified in interesting ways. They are MPE compatible and that adds an extra layer of expressiveness. It feels like you are playing an actual physical instrument, as opposed to the normal multi-sample experience.

I am using my iPad as a screen for my computer to show the VST. The Analog Heat is acting as an audio interface for my computer, so I can send the audio from the VSTs to my eurorack. I use Strymon Magneto to make sound on sound loops and then feed that into Clouds in looping delay mode. The bass is from the Moog Subharmonicon.

Apologies for the lower than usual video quality. I didn't realize I wasn't shooting in 4k and this ended up being the best take. Sometimes you just have to let things be."

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Bob Moog Foundation 2020 Trifecta Raffle: Three Vintage Moog Synthesizers. Three Winners


"We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Trifecta Raffle featuring three glorious vintage Moog synthesizers: The Moog Source, the Moog Prodigy (with MIDI capable updates), and the Moog Rogue. All have been expertly restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition.

Find out more about the synths and purchase your ticket to win here:

The raffle is a fundraiser for the important work of the Bob Moog Foundation. Proceeds benefit our hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum. Find out more here:

Big Moog Love to @MaryFrances-MamaFunk for exploring these synths with us!"

flightofharmony Infernal Noise Machine (INM-E)

Eurorack Infernal Noise Machine Demo Preview Render1 - flightofharmony

"An early, very incomplete, stage in making a demo video for the upcoming eurorack Infernal Noise Machine (INM-E). The final video will explain the patches and procedure."


"A WIP demo video of part of a song made with the upcoming eurorack Infernal Noise Machine. Final video will explain the patches used for the song. We're working on a Kickstarter to fund production and should have more news next week."

5 Voice Polyphonic Moog Phatty Devo Whip It Trip Mix Rik Marston z

Rik Marston Official

DEVO - "Whip it!" Trip Mix. All music from the 5 voice polyphonic
Moog Phatty system except for drums, they are from the KARMA.
This is a multi-tracked audio demo, one midi track at a time sent to the
5 voice setup from the Korg KARMA. MIDI files are free on the internet,
they are easy & fun to tweak. Only light Delay FX were used on the

individual MIDI tracks. This was a TON of fun to make! I LOVE DEVO! ;)

Please Buy My Music "Digital Heart, Analog Soul" Vol. 1+2
already on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more!!!

Noise session with the Wonder Wheel CV generator by Crank Sturgeon

electro lobotomy

Watch your volume levels on this one.

"The Wonder Wheel is a bi polar CV source built by Crank Sturgeon. Please give his shop a visit:"

Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP - Eurorack Format Z506 - delay/flange

O.Z. Hall

Additional demos

"This is a demo of the Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP module in Eurorack format from Zebra Synth ( The module features an ADSR envelope generator, a VCA on the right half of the module. These functions remain the same with all of the different "Modes". The functionality of the left half of the module changes from mode to mode. The modes are VCO, VCF, Voice, Digital Delay, Reverb, Dual Resonator.

This is video shows the delay mode with modulation to create a flange effetc. An external analog oscillator is the only other audio module used. The Swiss Daisy provides ADSR/VCA processing before going into the delay section."

U.D.O Super 6 - review and deep demonstration


"After owning my Super 6 allready two weeks, I made a review and deep demonstration of all sections.

Contents of this review:
1. Oszillator Section
2. Binaural Mode
3. Voice Assign
4. Filter Section
5. Chorus and Delay
6. LFO 1 and FM
7. Envelopes
8. Sound Demo and tweaking
9. Conclusion and Recomendation

I recorded everything life without any mastering, FX, outboard or plugins.

Finally I can recommend the Super 6 as a very great sounding synth with a lot of character. It is quite unique and I would say, its a boutique synth, not comparable in this respect with the Novation Summit. Its all about the sound, the Binaural Mode ist nice to have but not a killer feature to get the Super 6. The most advantages are the great GUI, nice modulation possibilities and its creativity potential for modern style electronic music.

Roland Juno-106 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Note the seller also has a MicroKORG listed here.

Oberheim Matrix-6

via this auction

"Has tauntek's eprom upgrade from version 2.13 to version 2.14 for faster MIDI parameter changes. Version 2.13 is included in a static free bag taped inside the synth."

Pics of the inside below.

Arp 2600 mk3 Black and Orange

via this auction

"Excellent condition ARP 2601 with its matching 3620 keyboard. Outside of minor white spots on the keyboard lid (not the keyboard itself, as shown on pics) this Arp is in beautiful condition. Its electronic condition is matching the cosmetics: it was thoroughly serviced in 2014 by Phil Cirocco at CMS Discrete Synthesizers and has not needed any service since then. All functions work to specs. Phil Cirrocco is the acknowledged expert in ARP service and repair.

The original owner made two modifications to the original specs:

1) On the keyboard control panel there is a small red toggle switch in the upper right corner and a red momentary push button next to the vibrato sliders. With the switch in the “off” position the LFO/vibrato controls work in standard fashion. When the switch is in the “on” position the vibrato delay is replaced by push button activation. Pushing the button engages the LFO/vibrato depth settings instantly. This allows for expressive use of vibrato while playing.
2) There are two additional jacks on the lower left corner of the console, and one additional jack on the keyboard control panel next to the connector cable. These allow for an optional ground cable (included) to connect the chassis grounds between the keyboard and console. In some studio situations this improved pitch stability. It is entirely optional."

Akai AX80 Synthesizer - Vintage! 1984

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37-Key Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Plantasia (Cover)

Scott Ampleford

"I only stumbled across Mort Garson's wonderful album 'Mother Earth's Plantasia' fairly recently, but immediately fell in love with it.
Here's my rendition of the title track, performed entirely on my Dotcom Modular.
Check out my album releases:"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends


"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike"

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2


A short demo, made with the DSI Pro 2.
As always a multitrack recording + FX.

YAMAHA SY-1 Analog Synthesizer 1974 | HD DEMO


"(c) 2020 by AnalogAudio1

I played the YAHAMA SY1 with reverb effects from the Lexicon MPX-500 and delay effects from the Korg SDD-3000.

The Yamaha SY is a synth with presets, which can be altered: Filter settings, waveforms, envelope... it's similar to the Roland SH-2000, but it has the sound characteristics of the early CS series, which is great."

The Noiseblast Hour, Episode 6: Frequency Shift Takeover

Noise Engineering

"Artist links:
Becoming Zero:
Trovarsi's Instagram:
Trovarsi's website:
SoCal Synth Society Instagram:

It's the Noiseblast Hour, brought to you by Noise Engineering, hosted by Kris Kaiser! This is the sixth installment in a series of indeterminate length and sporadic release (h/t Roman Mars). Watch here for future episodes! On this episode, we welcome the Frequency Shift Takeover, an event showcasing female and non-binary musicians, organized by the SoCal Synth Society. This episode features performances by Becoming Zero and Trovarsi and interviews with the artists and the organizers of Frequency Shift.

Trovarsi is a LA based music producer and live performance artist who brings a unique sound to the world of electronic music. With a hybrid blend of analog synths, modular, drum machines and Ableton, she builds a pulsing atmosphere to any set she plays. This video focuses on the idea of creating a powerful performance with a minimal setup. The idea is to push you to be creative and inspire you to get the most out of your instrument.

Currently residing in the USA, Holly Vernon is an avante-garde, electronic industrial music artist. She works primarily with modular synthesis and effects. Her inspiration comes from a blend of Riot Grrrl, Fluxus, and a fascination with sci-fi and the macabre. (Before the COVID) She was an active performer; primarily around Los Angeles and Austin, TX. The performance you're about to watch is an improvisational piece that challenges and bends time and complex rhythms to create a soundscape for a post-apocalyptic dystopian suburbia."

Glitch Synth Music // Gotharman SpazeDrum, Little deFormer 3 & deMoon #TTNM


"Finally, here‘s a little jam session with all my Gotharman synthesizers together! More info below :)


I acquired an old, second-hand, DIY deMoon synth a few weeks ago, which was one of Gotharman‘s first commercial devices over ten years ago. Back then, I didn‘t understand nor appreciate its existence, but this has changed of course ;-) With that instrument rounding off my SpazeDrum + Little deFormer 3 setup, I decided to patch everything together and do something. So in this video, the SpazeDrum and deMoon each send their stereo audio into the LD3. There, the audio is combined with internal LD3 synth sounds and processed by its granular synthesis FX. The Linnstrument MIDI keyboard plays the deMoon and the SpazeDrum and deFormer both use their internal multi-track sequencers. I mapped the eight EDIT knobs on the deFormer 3 to various parameters and of course play with both the SpazeDrum‘s and LD3‘s morph knobs.

Little deFormer 3:"

Telharmonic DubChords _ 31 | 6th d


Make Noise Telharmonic
Make Noise Wogglebug
Make Noise Maths
Make Noise Rene
Make Noise Rosie
Bastl Cinnamon
Bastl Skis
Pamela's New Workout
Mutable Instruments Rings
Mutable Instruments Peaks
Cassa LEP
Dreadbox Modular Multiple
Intellijel Metropolis
Verbos Harmonic Oscillator

Live synthesizer piece inspired by Kraftwerk

Peter Maas

"Slower piece, inspired by Kraftwerk. Sequential Pro One on bass, Roland Jupiter 4 on lead, process by the amazing Meris Mercury 7.. with the Sequential drumtracks playing a Linndrum Kick and Snare eprom."

Custom wood case on that Pro One.

Korg Poly 800 demotrack


All sounds from the Korg Poly-800
Drums: Korg volca beats
Some reverb and delay.

Why the Roland Jupiter 6 is amazing.


"Sit with me and let's have a blast on the ever-underappreciated dark horse of the vintage Roland Jupiter polys - Jupiter 6. Beloved by Orbital, and you can hear a lot of them in it. Even by today's standards it's still amazingly powerful, full of options with its own unique voice, killer oscillator and filter combo, as we get into in this vid! Let's polybleep!"

Roland Jupiter-8 (Groove Electronics MIDI Mod) Editor for MIDI Designer

via MIDI Designer

"This simple layout allows acces to all MIDI controllers that are exposed by the Groove Electronics MIDI modification from 1987 for the Roland Jupiter-8. Note, that the Groove MIDI interface does not expose all parameters of the Jupiter-8, but at least the most important.

This layout comes in handy when you want to record controller movements into your DAW, which is otherwise not possible with the Jupiter-8, since the Groove interface does not send out any parameter changes from the Jupiter-8 panel controls through its MIDI output.

Another interesting use-case is the much higher fader resolution you get when controlling the Jupiter-8's parameters via MIDI. I suspect that the Groove MIDI interface adds too much load to the old CPU of the Jupiter-8 that the timing/resolution of the hardware faders suffer somehow. However, the same parameters sent via MIDI are processed much faster and smoother. So, if you need faster fader resolution this MD layout might help you."

Omri Cohen Opus III - Full Album

Omri Cohen

"Here it is on Bandcamp -
Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and more -

00:00 - String in Chaos
05:34 - A Point in Time
11:14 - Hyphae
19:34 - Mycelium
29:07 - Prickly Pear
36:07 - Synesthesia
45:33 - Morph
51:38 - Modular Quartet in E minor

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

I created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -"

Using VSTs - Minute by Minute

Randy Piscione

"I wanted to try to duplicate the sounds of some favourite keyboards using free VSTs. This time it's Michael McDonald's Rhodes from the Doobie Bros' Minute by Minute.

VSTs mostly from -
VST Host - Cantabile Lite -
Rhodes - DPiano - E -
Preamp - PTEq-1A -
Phase Shifter - HY-Phaser -"

Checking out a Massive Home Made Synthesizer and Other Mad Inventions


"So this weekend i went to pickup an item from the Nervous Squirrels Place For The Museum Of Everything Else (video to come!) But couldnt help checking out his other mad #inventions and his Huge #diy #synthesizer.

Check him out here :-"

ARP 2600 with 3620 Keyboard SN 1640

via this auction

Syntecno TeeBee MKI Rackmount TB-303 Clone Analog Synth Sync-Box Filter

via this auction

"RARE Syntecno TeeBee MK1 real analog synthesizer, filter, and syncbox all in one!

Not just any TB-303 clone: this is a very underrated synth that provides the TB-303 sound iwith a ton of extra features!

A very high quality piece: I've owned several TB-303 clones over the years and the TeeBee ranks near the top in terms of both sound and features. The TeeBee is unique in being one of the only TB-303 style synths in a 19" rackmount format. The knobs are some of the best on any gear I've ever had - really wish more manufacturers made gear this solid!

Velocity sensitive Synthesizer based on Roland TB-303
Mixable Analog Filter with analog input
Sync-box with DIN sync and MIDI!
MIDI-to-CV convertor!
4-channel CV / Gate for eurorack integration, etc.
Analog controller
Fast digital Midi controller (sends MIDI CC's for automation control).
Internal MIDI sequencer (basic)
Slide effect controlled through MIDI, as well as every other editable parameter using MIDI SysEx commands!"

Vintage Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer Model 336A SN 7031

via this auction

Korg PolySix Analog Polyphonic Synth With MIDI + Mods

via this auction

"• Modifications :

-CLONE KLM-367A PCB. Brand new control board! Slightly lower-noise TL072 op-amps used instead of 4558's, high-quality long-life electrolytic capacitors, original rare transistors. Includes new CR2032 coincell battery (memory backup).

-VOICES DIRECT OUT. An extra output socket has been added that bypasses the Polysix Effects section, which normally adds noise even when set to "off" - bypassing the Effects section results in a much cleaner sound!

-EFFECTS IN. An extra input socket has been added to route external sounds through the analog "Bucket Brigade" Polysix Effects section. When in use, the Effects output is routed to the Output and Phones, while the internal Polysix sound is routed to the Voices Direct Out.

-SAW-PULSE WAVEFORM. The Saw Waveform can be used in combination with the PulseWidth Waveform, and there is a toggle switch to enable or disable the function. The waveform mix is saved in the patch data as well!

-MIDI IN. Includes Bob Tauntek's Polysix MIDI interface. Basic MIDI IN functionality: MIDI channel setting, Note On/Off, and the ability to MIDI clock the Arpeggiator. The functions are set by holding down specific keys during power-on. There is a small instruction sticker located under the keys for easy reference.

-ADDITIONAL NOISE REDUCTION. Extra steps were taken for optimum noise levels. Although this Polysix does not include the KiwiSix kit, all the additional grounding steps to reduce hum that are described in the KiwiSix installation have also been performed. Slightly lower noise TL072 op-amps have also replaced all the 4558's on the KLM-368 Effects PCB. Perhaps there is no audible difference - but it sounds great, in any case!

-SERVICED AND TUNED. The synthesizer has been adjusted to the exact specifications and tuning described in the original Korg service manual. It was given a general cleaning, rubber key contacts were refreshed, sticky tact switch buttons addressed, loose knobs tightened, etc. It's in excellent working condition!

-COMES LOADED WITH ORIGINAL FACTORY PRESETS. Presets can be backed up or restored with only minor headache using audio files and the PolySix Tape Interface."

Flutter By at Beanalog


"I recorded 3 Easel performances sitting on the floor at Beanalog Studio. This is Flutter By."

Synth Stuff Ep. 67 - Korg Wavestate


"I kinda blew off the Wavestate at first, thinking it was just a repackaged Wavestation. Which is cool, but vintage Wavestations are fairly cheap (especially the racks). However this thing is far beyond the original. While it has some of that sort of cheesy Wavestation vibe if you want it, it is certainly far more modern sounding. Not that it can't do other sounds, but it really excels at pads and soundscapes, which is most of what you'll hear on this episode. Far easier to edit on this as well, compared to the atrocious interface of the original. Personally, I really like strange sounds, so this synth is right up my alley."

Is the Nunomo QUN the smallest Full Featured Synth ever made?? It's tiny... it's VERY tiny

Starsky Carr

"How can so much be packed into such a small package... watch and find out! Its a feature packed virtual synth with virtual analog, FM and granular synthesis on board as well as a great little sequencer."

Yamaha Sy77 by Atlsynth


"Thrift store find. 1st patch sounds great."

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sequential Prophet 6 "PolyVision" sound set by Synthient Sound [patch play through 0-49]

Synthient Sound

"The apocalypse of sound will be September 1st...we've foreseen it.

It has been foretold that the Prophet 6 needs no introduction, and so it has come to pass. But a prophet’s true value is in their message; is your synthesizer rambling on a soap box, or is it predicting the sonic promised land of tomorrow from the darkness of today?

Synthient’s PolyVision sound set for the legendary Prophet 6 takes the message of the Prophets of old and envisions a future where technicians become artists. Its 100 included presets are meant for touching, tasting and embracing, not just hearing. Mix, modify, twist and contort these tones until they are haptically, deliciously, and existentially you… then channel your polyphonic spree into a message for all humankind.

A Prophet 6 without a prophet is, after all, merely a blank scroll seeking a hopeful message; PolyVision will be the inspiration for your revelation… and the instigator of your sonic journey.

We predict it.

Available September 1st at"

Honeysmack LIVE at Mysteryland - Let's Get High 2020


"Live stream of Honeysmack LIVE at Mysteryland - Let's Get High 2020, on the Carl Cox presents Awesome Soundwave stage"

Matrix Dude synth: first contact


"My first contact with Matrix Dude, a new synth app from Digituria. I really like this app. It's kind of Minimoog-ish but with a lot more possibilities for modulation. Easy to use, sounds good, it's even bright and colorful!

A few notes though. One is that this is more or less an alpha version, still very much in development. As such, things will definitely be changing in the app. Many for the better I'm sure but things in this video may also be changed or eliminated. So be sure to remember the early-in-development status of the app when I'm adjusting the fine tuning of the oscillators a number of times, for example. I've spoken with the developers and they know about this and are definitely working on the tuning algorithms. I'm also told the look and feel of the app may be changing substantially so followup videos may look quite different.

All that being said, I had a lot of fun patching up sounds in Matrix Dude. Was quick and easy, and it sounds darn good. Looking forward to future updates to the app.

Lastly, I was going to make a quick one-minute tune as the outro music but ultimately decided the bass sound didn't really mesh with the arpeggio sound as it had a bit too much in the high frequencies. Next version I'm thinking I'll greatly lower the envelope 2 amount so you don't get as much of a burst of high frequency energy at the start of each note. It's fine with just the arpeggios there at the end but I was definitely planning something a bit more musical as a short demo of what you could do. Same with the lead sound, might soften the attack of the envelope just a bit to make it a bit less percussive at the beginning of a note.

You can find me on Twitter at
I also have a Patreon at

Digituria is at
Matrix Dude is at"

MIDI Designer Editor for Kawai SX-240 w/ Tauntek Mod

You can find the editor here.

"With the great firmware update by Bob Grieb ( it's finally possible to control all parameters of a Kawai SX-240 via MIDI. Here's the MIDI Designer layout for the iPad to make full use of the new capabilities of this firmware update."

ConBrio ADS100 and Crumar GDS synthesizer brochures

via this auction

"Two vintage digital synthesizer brochures. Just the Brochures. ConBrio ADS 100 and the Crumar GDS General Development System. Both brochures have punch holes, no writing, no missing pages, no highlights, no stains, no stamp. Very rare."

See the Con Brio label below for more.

RARE Quasimidi Sirius Synthesizer Keyboard Groovebox Vocoder w/ Mic & Manual

via this auction, also on Reverb

Chimera Synthesis BC16

via this auction

"The Chimera BC16 is a complete patchable analog monophonic synthesizer with a VCO, LFO, envelope generator with noise and ring modulation in a circular small sized plastic case.
BC16 is a boutique synth and it is quite rare those days. You can hear this synth on records by Throbbing Gristle, Depeche Mode.

Comes with rechargeable batteries, charger and a bunch of mini banana, banana, audio and midi cables."

AVP Synth Ritmobox demo

AVP Synth

"MIX OUT direct recording of Ritmobox - compact, analog drum synthesizer/machine inspired by the drum machines/synthesizers of the 70s-80s.

It has x5 individual sound channels: CH, OH, 3 separate Generators (G1, G2, G3) with noise generators and LFO pitch modulations plus a built-in 8-step sequencer and MIDI IN/OUT."

Also see this post.

Super relaxed Motor Synth jam

Floyd Steinberg

"Seriously, I didn't expect this synth to sound this good. :) Bass, pad, lead and that arpeggiated thing is from the Motor Synth, electric piano is from the EX5 and drums are from the Blackbox. Digitone is sequencing only."

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link





Very Jean-Michel Jarre.

Lifting Stars at Beanalog


"I recorded 3 Easel performances sitting on the floor at Beanalog Studio. This is Lifting Stars. I did the original on a 200e, but it seems to have translated well to Easel."

Joranalogue Introduces Two New Eurorack Modules: Morph 4 and Fold 6

via Joranalogue

Straight from the Dutch Modular Fest Stream Day 2020: presenting not one, but two new additions to the Joranalogue Eurorack module series!

Both modules will enter production soon, with worldwide releases planned within the next few months. Read on below to learn all about them!

Designed as a fully-featured modulation hub for Eurorack synthesisers, Morph 4 takes the basic concept of the multi-VCA module to the next level.

Four linear amplitude modulators are controlled by a master ‘morph’ parameter. The response of each modulator to this parameter is completely variable, both manually and under voltage control, and can be overridden if desired. Each response is triangular, with the ‘position’ parameter setting the maximum point along the morph axis, while ‘span’ determines the width of the triangle’s base.

The combination of master control, fully flexible modulators and multiple combined outputs creates a module truly embodying the spirit of ‘patch programmable’ modular synthesis. Use Morph 4 as a voltage controlled mixer, dual crossfader, dual panner, interpolating scanner, interpolating distributor, quad VCA, quadraphonic controller, slope modifier, rectifier, complex waveshaper or something in between any of those—the choice is yours.

For the first time, Fold 6 puts forward a 6-stage hybrid series/parallel topology, yielding a greater sonic palette than ever in just 4 HP. Having both main (series) and alternate (parallel) outputs means a single module now gives access to just about all wavefolding tones imaginable.

To take things even further, an integrated symmetrical soft clipper limits the output signals to approximately 10 Vpp, keeping the amplitude within typical Eurorack levels and making it easier to create overdriven sounds at high fold ratios. This clipping stage can be driven continuously using the shape parameter, smoothly transforming the folded waveforms into pulse waves for even more harmonic content.

Moving beyond simple signal processing, Fold 6 also lends itself perfectly for feedback patching, CV folding or frequency multiplication; its modest size belies the sonic capabilities within.

Paul McCartney Rabbit Hole - Swedemason


Some Paul McCartney "techno". Spot the synth.

Paul McCartney with a Yamaha CS80

Roland JD800 SL-JD80-05 Brass Section Sound Card preset patches


11 Trump's Section 1 00:00
12 Full Brass 01:07
13 Orchestral 02:29
14 Mucho Trumpstabs 03:57
15 Breathy Flugel 05:32
16 Tongued Trumpet 07:18
17 Classical Trumpet 09:04
18 Harmon Trumpet 10:50
21 Big Bad Trombones 12:42
22 Solo Trumpet (x4) 14:16
23 Solo Trumpet 5th 15:52
24 Studio Trombone 17:27
25 Multiple Bones 19:13
26 Bones n' Brass 20:42
27 Harmon Bones 22:23
28 Solo Trumpet 2 23:53
31 Orchestra Bones 25:18
32 Sax Appeal 26:54
33 Army Brass 28:26
34 Mute Trumpet Solo 29:59
35 The Flugels 31:18
36 Tuba Life 32:56
37 Pressure SFZ 34:13
38 Brass Fanfare 35:50
41 Melo Section 37:21
42 Ellingtonion 38:46
43 Crescendo Ensemble 40:23
44 Dyno-Trumpet 42:00
45 Grammy Brass 43:23
46 Backward Weather 44:52
47 Stab Back 46:59
48 Jazz Flugelar 47:54
51 Utopia Comp
52 Vox Wisps
53 Poxx' Gate
54 The Mu-Tran
55 Voodoo Keeper
56 Metal Hybrid
57 Harmon Ambience
58 A Bright World
61 Klipp Sax
62 Lush Bed
63 Steam Valve
64 Ethnic Strife
65 Fake Angels
66 Sub-Digital
67 St. Andrew's
68 Play Delay
71 Slophaze Brass
72 Litter Pick
73 Sweep Light
74 Funky Touch
75 Digitlana Hybrid
76 Interstellar O.D.
77 Ethnic Sparkle
78 Comper Man
81 Subtle JD
82 Wet Saw House
83 Bio Outback
84 Brass Stepwash
85 Himarks
86 Passing
87 Samplestack Braz
88 Jacob's Ladder

Arturia Origin Keyboard

via this auction

Modular vid #313 w/ the Soma Pulsar-23


"First tests with the pulsar-23. Trying to tame this incredible beast of a synth"

KORG TRITON Hardware vs Software SHOOTOUT

Woody Piano Shack

"Let's compare the sound of the newly released KORG TRITON VST plugin from KORG COLLECTION 2 with an original hardware KORG TRITON CLASSIC synthesizer sampler workstation from 1999.
We'll play the same preset program and combi patches back to back on both instruments, comparing the sound of the drums, bass, pads, pianos and more.
Can you hear the difference?"

Friday, August 28, 2020

Mutable Instruments Shruthi XT with Polivoks Filter - Part 1

Nacho Marty Meyer

"just a little bit of what this wonderful synth can do, this was recorded before my audio interface died, unfinished, no extra effects or processes were used"

Patch of the Week 73: Mario, Underground


"Check out how to recreate the classic Underground Theme from Super Mario Brothers using the MS-20 Mini."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

“Doo-dn doo-dn DOOO DOOO DOOOOO!” 🎵

Studio Vision (1990)
“Doo-dn doo-dn DOOO DOOO DOOOOO!” 🎵
The first consumer software that integrated MIDI sequencing with digital audio editing on a personal computer: This is Opcode’s ‘Studio Vision’, along with a Macintosh IIic and a Roland PC-200 MIDI controller.

via @deejayiwan

"thats how you make a sampler on Mac IISE...."

Generative Patching: Krell and Benjolin


"A discussion of a few generative patching techniques and a patch breakdown of Todd Barton's Krell Muzak patch as well as an attempt at patching Rob Hordijks Benjolin with eurorack modules. This video is created as part of Portland Community College's Music & Sonic Arts program in Spring 2020.

PCC Sonic Arts Program (Specific class is MUC-201 Analog Modular Synthesis):"

Korg PolySix Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Maxikorg DV 800 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg LAMBDA ES-50 Vinatge Analog Synthesizer SN 233492

via this auction


via this auction

1974 ARP Promotional Ad Framed

via this auction

"For Keyboard Players Who Need An Extra Hand."

Korg Karma Ambient Fantasy Digital Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

The Korg Karma in action doing a nice sci-fi digital PAD.
This video is a FX space adventure / audio demo. Enjoy!
The Korg Karma is my favorite Korg music workstation :)
Meteorite friends featured: (But hidden in the stars)
"Tatiana" & "Svetlana" 2 Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorites from Russia!
**Sending you POSITIVE COSMIC VIBES!!!**
All Music & Video (C)2020 Rik Marston / Marston Manor Productions

New Make Noise "0-CTRL Clock Glyph" Synth T

via @makenoisemusic

"A weekend reminder that our new "0-CTRL Clock Glyph" t-shirt is now available in sizes S-XXL! Pick up yours today!

Head to our website for more info"

Polyend Tracker: First Impressions of the Tracker Workflow

Perfect Circuit

"The Polyend Tracker brings the Tracker sequencer workflow from the computer to this custom piece of hardware. If you are used to XOX or other styles of sequencers the Tracker with its top to bottom scrolling and hex code messages might seem confusing. The Polyend Tracker features a fill mode that adds randomized values into a sequence within a controllable range to get things going faster.

Since Trackers are sample focused the Polyend Tracker has a built in radio for you to sample from if you are looking for inspiration. It also features a performance mode with lots of effects that can be switched around in realtime to change things up. In addition to playing back internal samples the Tracker can be used as midi sequencer for your external synths.

The Polyend Tracker is available here:"

Let's Play with Laplace (Drunk)

Tim Webb

"To celebrate the site's 9th Anniversary, and my 41st birthday, I wanted to do something special for this Let's Play! One of my favorite YouTubers is Hannah Hart, and her My Drunk Kitchen Series (, so in an homage to her I am proud to present: My Drunk Synthn!

Webb Family Margarita Recipe
Ice Cream Maker Version - 2 servings:
• 45mL Jose Cuervo: Gold Tequila
• 15mL Triple Sec (I like DeKuyper, but most will do fine!)
• 50mL Frozen Limeaid Concentrate (Minute Maid is my favorite)
• 133mL water (RO, or Distilled is preferred, but tap will do.)

Blender Version:
Same, but swap the water with about 125mL of ice."

Valley Terrorform - Overview and Tutorial

Omri Cohen

"This module is still not released, but here are the other modules in this collection -

As soon as the module will reach the VCV libhrary, I will publish the patches

00:00 - Patch 1
10:14 - Patch 2
20:25 - Patch 3

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

Ernesto Romeo Reflects on His Inspirational Experience at Moogmentum in August, 2019.


"Ernesto Romeo, musician, founder of Klauss, and beloved professor of electronic music, living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, reflects on his experiences at Moogmentum, the grand opening celebration of the Moogseum that took place August 13-15, 2019. Ernesto traveled from Argentina especially to attend Moogmentum, and was deeply inspired by his interactions with Herb Deutsch, Patrick Moraz, Larry Fast, and Lisa Bella Donna, as well as other guests at the three day event. You can read more about Moogmentum on the Bob Moog Foundation website:

Thank you Ernesto, for making the long trip to be attend Moogmentum, and for sharing your wonderful spirit and knowledge with all of us."

Nice E-mu modular system in the background.

Roland TR77 jam

mick frigerio

"Session with Korg MS20, Roland 101 (System 100), Mod. Roland TR77 (All Drumsounds), Gibson LesPaul, Hiwatt DR103, Recorded on MCI 16 Track.

The tr77 runs with a tubbutec unipulse midi interface. I changed a lot of resistors and capacitors on this machine and put some potentiometer on it for the volume of the drum sounds and the release time of cymbals, hihat, maracas, tambourines etc."


Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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