Monday, November 30, 2020

ESK - Yamaha FVX-1 Sound Layer Demo


"Demo of 8 sound layers i made for the Yamaha FVX-1 FM-Synthesizer.

This rare FM-Synth is 4 times multitimbral with 8 voices and an independent effect per part.
It uses 8 OP FM. All sounds are form the Yamaha FVX-1.
Direct recording without externel effects or mastering."

metunar Yamaha FVX-1 demos

Calling Jeff Mills (Space Techno Tribute)


"5U modular rig + Korg Electribe."

Erica Synths Syntrx - 25 minutes of madness


"The Erica Synths Syntrx is an homage to the EMS Synthi - a beautiful experimental vintage analog synthesizer. The Syntrx does a great job of capturing the vibe. Recorded directly from the synth with no post-processing."

As always see the dealers on the right for availability.

"100%" Series



1. 100% DX7
A track by Rob Parker featuring the Yamaha DX7 as the sole sound source. Processed with an old Lexicon MX300. This was the first "100%" song I did in 2011 and was released on a short EP I did in 2014 called ""iMinimalist."
2. 100% Minimoog Voyager
A track by Rob Parker featuring the Moog Voyager as the sole sound source. NOTE: If you're listening on a phone or anything with a mono/summed mono device. Somehow, certain sounds like the snare are out of phase between left and right channels. I no longer have the multi-track files of this song so I can't correct it. Put in some earbuds, headphones, or best of all, some decent speakers on a desktop to get the best experience. It's Moog after all; you wanna hear that girth.
3. 100% MS-20 Mini
A track by Rob Parker featuring the Korg MS-20 Mini as the sole sound source. I'm not sure what I was going for here. Is it dubstep? Anyway, nothing will ever top the MS-2o Mini song by Koishistyle - check that out!
4. 100% Gaia SH-01
A track by Rob Parker featuring the Roland Gaia SH-01. What an awful name for a synth, let alone a song. I really should have left it out, but this was on the first trip-hop record I did called "Fathomer," which is here on the channel. This was my first knobby synth along with a blue SH-101.
5. 100% M1
A track by Rob Parker featuring the Korg M1 as the only sound source. When I think of the M1, I think of early 90's house/dance music. Thusly, I made the most stereotypical 90's dance track possible...
6. 100% K1
I tried shooting for an 80's EBM feel for this one. The K1 can be a difficult synth to work with but the sound is certainly unique. Like it sounds good until you try to use it in a mix, but when it does work, it's great."

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​11

Nacho Marty Meyer

01. Kawai XD-5 - The Cardos 00:00
02. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Nord Police 7:36
03. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Voices From 1983 13:40
04. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - In That Building 17:19
05. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Plaza VA 19:45
06. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - El asunto de Gadi 23:10
07. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - The Sun Goes Down 25:39
08. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Muebles 29:13
09. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Patio secreto 1 30:20
10. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - Patio secreto 2 32:11
11. Waldorf Pulse+ - Sending A Fax 33:45
12. Waldorf Pulse+ - Todavía programamos 37:31
13. Yamaha FB-01 & Yamaha REX50 - The FM Gang 42:03"

high-quality (WAV 24 bit 44.100 Hz) download:

Additonal Selected Tracks From Synthesizers

Limited Edition Brown & Gold KORG microKORG

via this auction

10th anniversary limited edition released in 2013, which makes the original roughly 17 years old.

Mos-lab Moslab RSF kobol analog synthesizer

via this auction

"I used to own an original RSF kobol and this unit is spot on, probably the best bass Ive ever heard and fits into a mix better than a minimoog. I think they may be just as rare if not more so than the original kobols. The sweepable waveforms allow you to tweak the frequencies to a perfect spot when the cutoff is down so you can fit the notes right into a frequency pocket. I would say it sounds something like a minimoog and a pro one had a baby. Sync sounds great as well. This unit is in its own powered stand alone boat but but can also be racked as a giant 5u module, in perfect cosmetic and working order."

Yamaha CS-20M Synthesizer SN 3080

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

Anyma Phi - Physical Modeling Synthesizer by Aodyo

Details via the Kickstarter campaign:

"An affordable hybrid monophonic synthesizer that allows you to create new sound universes inspired from the real world, where objects collide, vibrate, and resonate

Anyma Phi blends the classic ingredients of electronic music with physical modeling technology, allowing it to simulate acoustic sound sources, such as strings or reeds, as well as resonating structures, like wood, glass, or metal. Anyma Phi is compact enough to stand on your keyboard, or anywhere on your desk, and is compatible with any MIDI controller, such as keyboards, sequencers, or even wind controllers, including our own Sylphyo! [see posts here]

Whether you play live or record in the studio, design sounds or play presets, Anyma Phi will become an indispensable tool. It can even be used as a stand-alone effects processor, or as part of a guitar effects pedal setup.

The heart of the Anyma Phi is the matrix, which provides a quick and easy way to explore your sounds by following a physical metaphor, with four macros for each of the five stages of sound generation.

With its matrix, Anyma Phi offers a straightforward way to tweak, explore, and create sound universes. It also provides easy ways to make your sound react to your MIDI controllers with mapping shortcuts. But don't be fooled by the simplicity!

If you want to dive deeper, you can take control of the powerful semi-modular synth engine beyond the matrix, with oscillators covering a wide range of synthesis techniques, effects, and modulators.

By connecting those together, you can create any kind of sound, and control it any way you want.


Hybrid monophonic synthesizer

Stereo audio output:
- Two 1/4” mono line jack outputs
- One 1/4” stereo headphone jack output

Stereo audio input:
one 1/4” stereo input

MIDI inputs and outputs via USB and DIN ports

Powerful digital semi-modular synthesizer engine

- Memory: 63 patches

- 3 oscillator slots

- 5 effect slots + 1 mono reverb

- 2 audio buses for mixing and effect assignation

- 8 modulator slots, including DAHDSR envelope generators, LFOs, curves, interpolators, slew limiters, etc.

- 24 mapping slots, each allowing to control any synth parameter (including another mapping) using a modulator or a controller input, with a sidechain input.

*Technical specifications subject to change in order to improve reliability, function, or design."

Sequential Artist Spotlight: Rhumba Club


SOUNDMIT 2020 - The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation - Interview with Dina Pearlman


"In this interview conducted by Johann Merrich we will meet Dina Pearlman, daughter of Alan R. Pearlman (that's right! ARP Synthesizers) who will tell us how, two years after the death of her father, she decided to establish the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation to continue to keep the memory and the teachings of her father. Between residency projects for artists and preservation of archives, an interesting chat to find out more. We may even find out how to support the foundation!"

Using MPE in @UVI Falcon with the Sensel Morph [Tutorial]


Analogue Solutions Colossus Live Performances


These Colossus performances were recorded live in a single session and was not multitracked.

1. Analogue Solutions Colossus Live Performance I: "Evolver"
2. Analogue Solutions Colossus Live Performance II: "Rounded Corners"
3. Analogue Solutions Colossus Live Performance III: "Treading Lightly"
4. Analogue Solutions Colossus Live Performance IV: "Signals from Earth"
5. Analogue Solutions Colossus Battleship Torpedo Launch

Buchla 266r Source of Uncertainty & 285r v2 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator

266r Source of Uncertainty via this auction

"Clone of the Buchla 200-series Model 266 Source of Uncertainty. Design by RomanF / Electric Music Store"

285r v2 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator

via this auction

"Clone of the Buchla 200-series Model 285 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator. Design by RomanF / Electric Music Store. This is Version 2, 100% analogue as opposed to v1 which used a digital FX chip"

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer

via this auction

"The JD-800 is Roland's answer to half a decade of hard to program synthesizers. Covered in sliders that act as dedicated editors just like a classic analog synth, the JD-800 is an extremely programmable and hands on digital synthesizer. It is also an interesting and great sounding digital synth with incredible flexibility and control. Internal ROM based wave forms are combined to build your sounds. The sounds are based on Roland's D-50, but updated for the nineties with multi mode filters - uncommon but welcome at the time.

The JD-800 came in a tough metal case capped off on the sides with large plastic covers.Programming may be a little too flexible for some users, but once you know what you're doing with it, almost any sound you can dream up can be dialed in and stored."


via this auction

Limited Edition Black Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow Edition

via this auction

You can find additional Shadow XT posts here for reference.

Akai AX60

via this auction

"The AKAI AX60 is a 6 voice polyphonic analog synth.

A few of the controls/pad/membranes on this unit are touchy. However they all function.
There is some slight wear on the faceplate of this unit as seen in the photo."

Roland Jupiter 4 with Memory Expansion SN 831042

via this auction

Rhodes Chroma

via this auction

How dark it can be - Korg MonoPoly


"Small Jam with Korg MonoPoly"

2 x Circuit Bent Stylophones synced with a modular synthesizer system

Tasos Stamou

"Two stylophones linked to a modular synth system, receiving CV signals for pitch, filter."

This instrument is the result of years of research while intensively hacking the Stylophone into extreme levels of manipulation, towards the production of an analogue synthesizer.

The evolution of this research has concluded into this tiny beast which can be used in many different ways. Besides a very powerful noisy and melodic standalone synth keyboard and drone generator, the new generation is fully compatible to the modular synthesizers’ standards of controls.

The Stamouphone in capable of interacting with a eurorack modular synthesizer system as an extra synth voice, via accurate CV, VCF and gate voltage inputs.

Furthermore, It is equipped with its own very special 2-way filter.

Here is a list of all the hacks:
1. Extreme pitch control (really low range towards rhythmic patterns)
2. 2 x sustain switches, works as a synth voice
3. CV input
4. CV gain knob
5. Gate input
6. 2 way “Stamou” filter, with frequency and resolution knobs
7. 3 x contact point pins, sensible to the filter
8. VCF input
9. Amplified Output (modular synth volume level)

Intellijel Shifty - Hocketing for Fun and Profit

Red Means Recording

"Intellijel Shifty can do fun things to your melodies by spreading them all over your rack. Let's give it a try! Watch just jams from this process over here:"

3 Intellijel Shifty Performances

DSI Prophet-08 "Pressure Pad" performed by Chronos


"From our soundset:


Access Virus TI "Plug Pad" Performed by Chronos


Are you dreaming about your Virus synthesizer can sound like real analog?

Whatever model you have - B,C,Ti,Ti2?
Whatever you using for connection - analog jacks or usb?

Welcome to 64 Best Analog & Vintage Sounds!

Powerfull & rich sound modeling like never before.

LFO team celebrates 10 Years of working with Access technologies - from A to TI2.

Thanks for analog modeling technology which is great in Virus, we re-create Juno, Jupiter, Polysix, Prophet, CS-80 sounds with maximum authentic feeling."

Roland JP-8000 "Vangelico" Performance By Chronos


"From our soundset:


Korg DW-8000 - "Wave Pad" Patch


"From our soundset 'Analog Pearl'

Korg Karma - "Motion Programs" Performed by Chronos


"Motion Programs

A 14 30 78 110 126
B 14 46 82
C 01 017 018 065 075
D 40 68
C 016
E 41 56 93 115 121
C 16
E 41 56 93 115 121

Soundset soon!"

Korg Triton - Beautiful Ambient Programs Performed by Chronos


Note: I moved this post up with the other KORG demos from LFOstore. See below to make sure you didn't miss any posts.

"Ambient Programs from factory Presets - Bank "A" performed by Chronos

Our soundsets:"

Korg Wavestation "String Wins" Performed by Chronos


"After 2 years with successful "Best Pads & Drones" soundset
Chronos is back with part 2 - even more deep & versatile!


Oberheim OB-12 - From Earth 2 Venus

"2 patches from our soundset for the beast OB-12 with 30 Space Strings & Pads


Quasimidi Technox + Valhalla Super Massive - Ambient Worlds


"In this video Nick Chronos showing single sounds of rare module - Quasimidi Technox combined with the wonderful free plugin - Valhalla Super Massive.

Please, comment if you want custom sounds for this Machine!

Other presets:"

Novation KS-5 "Mars Dust & Abyss" Performed By Chronos


"One patch demo for the wonderfull KS synthesizer with silkiest sound !


Clavia Nord Lead 4 - Beautiful Preset Sounds


"Look at this Beauity & Hear this Beauity.
Such a great organic sound - the most closer to real analog from Lead series.

Playing beautiful internal programs - mostly analog & atmospheric sounds.
Our own soundset in development.

Our soundsets:"

Julian "J3PO" Pollack jamming on the Nord Wave 2


"Julian "J3PO" Pollack shows a creative way of using the Nord Wave 2 in a live performance by combining the arpeggio and pattern feature with some bass and synth patches. Watch this! #nordwave2 #j3po #tutorials"

Suzuki Waraku - the forgotten Japanese synth harp


"In which I demo the beautiful Suzuki Waraku, a rather unknown instrument from 1989 made for the classical Japanese market. Though played with a plectrum and strings, it uses samples to imitate the sound of a Taishōgoto and other traditional Japanese instruments. Originally made for practice, it has both a unique sound is a beautiful MIDI controller you can play in tandem with modern synths."



A quick jam with the MODEL:CYCLES

Audio Wanderer

"My first contact with the MODEL:CYCLES. FM groovebox!?"

Polyend Seq & Medusa synth in the MIDI Channel per voice mode


"Oh, look! Letters are chords! Polyend Seq is sequencing the Medusa synth in the MIDI Channel per voice mode!"

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Synth & Sundry Soothing Synth Ambient Music (3 minutes)

Synth & Sundry

"Relax or meditate with this beatless synthesizer piece of music. At just over 3 minutes this is ideal for a brief session during your busy schedule.

Produced by Synth & Sundry using Ableton Live and containing sounds from Samples From Mars Soviet Synth pack, PG-8X VST instrument, Native Instruments Razor, UVI Digital Synsations VST sample player and Ableton's own Operator FM synthesis instrument.

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Simulating a step modulator in the Novation Peak


"The Novation Peak does not have a step modulator.
You can follow this tip to recreate some kind of step modulator using the user wavetable."

Everywhere in between

Three Delay Tap

"Fitting in music in daily life, everywhere, in between.

Gear useD: 5U modular, Electribe MX, Ensoniq SD1, JX8P, Moog Sub 37, Roland M50, TC Electronix SkySurfer, Eventide H9, FX from Soundcraft MTK22"

Roland Juno-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Arrival of Kurzweil K250 first workstation/rompler ever


"Yesterday I picked up a mint K250 with all 4 soundblocks for a decent price. It’s pure synth history to play the first rompler with a groundbreaking piano sound and realistic samples of natural instruments. Soon I will do a demo of this monster sized keyboard with overwhelming wooden Baldwin keyboard. Have fun!"

BLIND TEST: Prophet 5/10 REV4 vs Prophet 6 // Can you tell the difference? // (J3PO remix...)


"Thanks very much to J3PO for sending me the raw files for this video!

Julian is a keyboard player and producer, tours with Marcus Miller and several members of Snarky Puppy, and works closely with Sequential and Nord Keyboards, most recently contributing to some of the factory presets for the Prophet 10 as well as the new Nord Wave 2.

Here's a link to his full video:" [posted here]

Improvisation on Prophet 6 and Modular Synthesizers

Full Color Sound Records

"There are sounds to be heard here and there.

Sequential Prophet 6
Make Noise Morphagene
Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout
Intellijel Plonk
Malekko Varigate 4+
Strymon Magneto
Worng Sound Stage
Monsoon 2hp LFO

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Eventide H9 (Resonator)


EMW - Noise Station + Random Pulse 4X

EMW Synthesizers

"3 Noises from our NOISE STATION module switched by the RANDOM PULSE 4X."

Progressive & Deep Vol.1 for Synthmaster One

Igor Leus

"NatLife's third Expansion soundbank Progressive & Deep Vol.1 for Synthmaster One finally available at NatLife Sounds.

Deeply immersed in progressive, this package gives you the ability to fully build your tracks using just one Synthmaster One. In this release, you will get full control of sound design, by using FL Studio 20.

Soundpack contains 50 Synthmaster One Presets wich:

1 - ARP
21 - Bass
1 - Drum
1 - FX
3 - Keys
10 - Leads
8 - Pads
5 - Plucks

FL Studio 20 Template contains Project File, 34 Wave Samples.

For loading the full project completely, you need to have also:

Invisible Limiter G2
dBlue Glitch 1.3 (Free)
Volume Shaper 4
Volume Shaper 3
Valhalla Shimmer
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Valhalla Vintage Plate"

Cs L Wavefolding Modulation

Todd Barton

"My first simple patch with the Instruō Cš-L Complex Oscillator. I'm loving it.
Here I'm using the wavefolded output of the top Osc to modulate the bottom Osc. Enjoy!
Much gratitude to my Patreon patrons!:
Also a shoutout to Control in Brooklyn for such quick and caring shipping!"

73 75 homebuilt peak patch

Todd Barton

"A fun little patch using the homebuilt Serge system plus the Variable Force Generator. Enjoy!

Thanks much to all my Patrons!!"



"using the TD-3 sequencer CV/Gate out to play the Polivoks.Pro"

[LIVESTREAM] Eurorack Patch Lab! - November 29th, 2020 (Techno and Downtempo Abstract IDM!)

Electronisounds Audio

Nina Richards Live Music Stream - Nov 2020

Nina Richards

Korg Wavestate Sound Bank for Berlin School and Ambient


"Waveformer presents a new Sound Bank for Korg Wavestate "Berlin School and Ambient Construction Kit" available for purchase from

This sound bank is the result of four months of programming the wonderful Korg Wavestate synthesizer. It consists of 20 Performances inspired by the classic sound of the Berlin School of Electronic Music.

All Performances are 100% original and were programmed from scratch, using all four layers. Most of the Performances combine Arpeggiators with Wave Sequences to create generative patterns where you use the keyboard to feed in the notes and let the Arpeggiators and Wave Sequences juggle notes and automate parameters. They are built to be tweaked and twisted while playing, drastically modifying the melodic, rhythmic and sonic content. Each Performance is described in depth in the included user manual, with suggestions for both playing techniques and knob-tweaking strategies."

Waldorf Iridium Digital Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"Had the battery fix/replacement before any damage to circuit board damage could occur.

analog poly synth—2,000 made.


Roland JX-8P with PG-800 Programmer SN 544417

via this auction

"this here is a JX-8p by Roland.
damn near in mint condition.
you might have thought doc brown went back and retrieved this himself.
pro serviced. chips and power supply has been inspected.
surface area of the synth has been throughly cleaned
slight fading with the labeling along the pitch wheel and volume/after touch sliders.
comes included with:
PG-800 Programmer
Sustain Pedal
Roland M-16C Memory Cartridge"

Roland JX-8P Analog Synthesizer w/ PG-800 Programmer

via this auction

Ensoniq ESQ-1, Analog/Digital Hybrid 80's Synthesizer W/ Crystal Voice Card & Docs

via this auction

w/ ESQ-1 Bible, Getting the Most out of Yours, and Owners Manual.

Roland Promars MRS-2 SN 021750

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak 6-Voice Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Powertran Transcendent 2000 vintage analogue synth

via this auction

"Powertran Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synthesizer. Monophonic, so not possible to play chords on the keyboard. Testing this unit leads to the conclusion that a bit of setting-up and calibrating is required.
A home built kit from 1978, it has been working in the early days and put to good use. Now left unwanted and unused.
The original construction article with full instructions to build and calibration is supplied. Not all components used in the construction are as specified and the power cord and switch have been replaced by a Euro-style input socket and cable is supplied. The main printed circuit board, metalwork, cabinet and keyboard are the origanals as supplied by Powertran.
A known problem is that a few of the contact spring sets to the keyboard are out of alignment and I presume to be fixable. One of the wooden side panels has been split and badly repaired by my younger self (Shame on me) see image. Although not shown on the images, the metal base plate is included

The Transcendent 2000 was seen to be a great synthesizer in the early electronic music era, especially by those that wanted to have a good and low-cost instrument."

Pics of the inside below.

Roland D2 Compact Performance Groovebox Sequencer / Sound Module

via this auction

"Roland's D2 Groovebox is a compact, performance-oriented Groovebox (sequencer/sound module)--sort of a smaller MC-505--designed entirely around Roland's D-Field Controller technology. This touch-sensitive pad makes it easy to program and modify patterns, sounds, effects and more simply by touching the surface. It has all of the 505's sounds and a similar sequencer with 150 all-new patterns including the latest 2-Step and R&B styles.

The D-Field controller at the heart of the D2 (also featured on the V-Synth) offers three distinct modes: SOUND makes playing patterns and sound effects easy by touching the D-Field; XY provides simultaneous control over two parameters (e.g. filter cutoff + resonance); SPIN creates turntable-style effects by tracing the pad in a circular motion.

The D2 has more than enough sounds inside, with 600 Preset patches and 30 Preset drum kits from the MC-505. These dance-oriented sounds include ultra-fat bass and lead synths, screaming TB-303's, dance piano and strings, plus 30 floor-pounding drum kits. Phrase/Groove loops are also plentiful with 150 patterns plus 240 RPS (Realtime Phrase Sequence) patterns. There is a new Step Recording method using the D-Field and 32 LEDs as well. Separate Reverb, Delay and Multi-FX sections with Groove-oriented algorithms add space and effects to your sounds & grooves. And with the D2's Megamix function, it's easy to remix patterns into your own creations using the D-Field or Value dial."

Roland D2 from 2001 - wallflower or great Groovebox?


"Is the Roland d2 (still) worth it in 2021 - let´s see and hear"

YAMAHA DX5 - Ambient piano music soundscape | Synthesizer demo


"Yamaha DX5 ambient piano music soundscape and synthesizer demo. This Yamaha DX5 ambient chillout song features the Yamaha DX5 FM synth + Eventide Timefactor delay and Space reverb effects.

In this piece I used the Yamaha DX5 to create a somber mood via a portamento lead patch, rhythmic delays and reverb. The Yamaha DX5 was in dual mode which layered two patches at once, for two distinct sounds. This is showcased via industrial noise sounds that come in midway through the piano improvisation.

The Yamaha DX5 is a classic FM synthesizer that enables creative applications, especially when mixing and matching various patches during a performance. As such I tried to create an ambient soundscape that reflected a more emotional state, especially considering the difficult times we are in today.

Hope you enjoy the music and Yamaha DX5 synth demo."

Free Ableton live Instruments - Crumar Roadrunner 2 E piano with chorus

Expanding Sound

"The Crumar Roadrunner is a pretty straightforward e piano, but with a really nice chorus effect built in. Though it is similar to some of my other packs in the e-piano style like the Univox EP-120 and the Yamaha CP-10, the chorus does give it its own unique flair. This pack contains 4 Ableton Instruments, 1 with its own straight sound, and 3 with different chorus rates, slow medium and fast. Grab your Free Crumar Roadrunner 2 Ableton Instruments now!"

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #101: Kasser DAFM Synth - Song 2

Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the DAFM Synth. It's an FM synthesizer based on either the YM2612 yamaha chip (used in SEGA Genesis / Megadrive home consoles and various SEGA arcade game systems, including the Mega-Play, System 18, and System 32) or the cleaner sounding YM3438 chip (as in my DAFM) without the crossover distortion in the output. Both sound chips has six channels with four operators per channel.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
DAFM - DigiTech Obscura - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

You can find aditional DAFM posts here.

Making generative music on IOS | SynthFest

SynthFest France

"Self-generating experimental music. No external controller. Only music apps, triggered by real time MIDI event generators. The FRMS application (multi-layer granular synthesizer) receives MIDI notes from an instance of Fugue Machine. The second instance of Fuge Machine generates events for Skaka (percussion sound module). The groove box DrumComputer loops on a beat with some random modulations. A melody (glassy sound) is generated by the Kronecker synthesizer which receives events from Autony (a semi-random MIDI event generator). The second Autony generator controls the melody (string) played by Aparillo. The whole thing is mixed in AUM and recorded for 4 minutes."

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Celestial Points: A Cosmic Drone Album by The Galaxy Electric

The Galaxy Electric

New album from supporting members, The Galaxy Electric.

"Our new Cosmic Drone album, 'Celestial Points,' is available for Pre-Order in our Shop Today! ✨

Enjoy over 1 hour of blissful cosmic vibrations from the buchla modular synthesizer, and ethereal vocals run through the Boss RE-20 Space Echo. ⁠ ⁠

Relax, drift away.... this is a new kind of Holiday Music! ❄️🎶⁠ ⁠

Enjoy 10% OFF automatically applied at checkout for our Black Friday Sale. ✨"

ASD Synthesizer Collection Sample Packs Analog Digital WAV files Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

""ASD Synthesizer Collection Sample Packs" ***Watch in HD!!*** ***Samples for the FUTURE!*** "OB Tyrell" Multisample from the ASD Oberheim Matrix-6 Sample Pack. My world famous synthesizer sample packs (formally on Reverb under Reverb Sync) are on sale again to the masses on my new Etsy page! These .WAV samples can be used in ANY device or software that can load .WAV's. My NEW Etsy store: **AhnyxianSoundDesign** UP NOW!"

Haken Continuum/EaganMatrix - Morphing WaveBank Pad & Morphing Church Organ Demos

EaganMatrix Programming

"Another morphing preset I'm working on. This one morphs in various ways between two WaveBanks, one set to Saw and the other Square. Shape Generators (SGs) are used to move in and out of the two banks at different rates and there is a bit of shifting between them on Y as well. A big analog Echo is added with additional dynamic convolution change imposed under SG control."

Haken Continuum/EaganMatrix - Morphing Church Organ Demo
EaganMatrix Programming

"Working on a bunch of Morphing Presets for Haken Continuum / EaganMatrix. This one is an organ model that randomly cuts in partials. A pedal controls the speed at which the partials kick in and a separate control is set to Pedal 2 that brings in a Sub-bass and octave beneath the Fundamental (which can be statically set for two octaves below or a fifth below if desired). A small amount of detuning is also used that creates a bit of beating adding more dynamic motion."

Five Minutes of Pink Oyster Mushroom Playing Modular Synthesizer


"Through the magic or rather science of bio data sonification, this flush of oyster mushrooms get a shot at playing a eurorack modular synthesizer before they become my dinner. Electrical resistance is measure by passing a small current through the mushrooms similar to a lie detector test. The changes in resistance are then converted into control signals which determine the rhythm, pitch, timbre and effects parameters of the modular synthesizer.

Longer pink oyster mushroom videos coming later this week, and the audio will be in stereo! Make sure to like, subscribe and hit that notification bell. Especially if you read this far!! Thanks for all the support you all rock."

Instruō beat transformations

Todd Barton

"The @instruomodular Cš-L is the only sound source. It is modulated at times by @makenoisemusic Maths and O-Ctrl and going into an Optomix...enjoy!"

Optocore Eurorack Vatrol VCF/VCA

teia synthesizers

0:00 Intro
0:28 Panel overview
1:12 Filter sweeps
3:33 Ping percussion
5:38 Touch control
7:04 Sequence demo

Yamaha CS-50 Previously Owned by LCD Soundsystem?

via this auction

"This CS-50 was previously owned by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and housed at DFA for over a decade before it was gifted to John MacLean. You can see it on the DFA records facebook picture history in several shots. It is also featured in Attack Magazine (linked below). According to John it was used on basically every album by artists on the label from 2002 until around 2017 including LCD, Juan, Holy Ghost! etc. but he said it was "a nightmare to upkeep" so he sold it. It was never toured, aside from a handful of MSG shows about a mile from the studio. I told him I guess there isn't a good CS tech in NYC.

Mystery Circuits in Chapel Hill who is arguably the best service shop for vintage synthesizers in the nation completely overhauled the CS-50 in 2018 rebuilding the power supply, recapping all electrolytic capacitors throughout, future proofing the after touch and swapped genuine rebuilt M cards pulled from a CS-80 doner. You could tour with this CS-50 if you wanted to and have zero issues. Being a previous CS-80 owner, I can attest that this CS-50 sounds every bit as good as my old CS-80. It utilizes the same exact cards. It's about 160 lbs lighter than a CS-80 and with that weight loss you only lose the presets, ribbon strip, and 4 voices.

The cosmetic condition is very good, especially for its age. I would say 8.5 out of 10. No structural issues, but it does have a few small marks here and there. I have documented the cosmetic condition accurately in the pictures.

This listing includes the original lid and original legs."

Update: it's worth noting on a CS80 you get two layers or voices per patch, while with the CS50 and CS60 you only get one. You can select two different patches to layer on the CS80. Aside from the other differences noted, a CS50 and CS80 voice is essentially half a voice on the CS80.

Oberheim TVS-PRO Two Voice Pro Previously Owned by Passion Pit?

via this auction

via the seller in the listing: "Oberheim TVS-PRO. I acquired this from Xander Singh of Passion Pit earlier this year specifically for an album I was working on and I didn't want to fly or ship my vintage TVS-1. Killer modernized version of the OG but I have no need for it so on the block it goes."

Oberheim Matrix 6R Analog Poly Synth SN K693488

via this auction

"When Yamaha stayed determined to ride the FM PolySynth wave through the late 80's, the Matrix 6 and 6R were introduced. This is the rack-mounted version of the Oberheim Matrix 6."

Interesting ECC/Oberheim Warranty Verification sticker on the back.

ARP Avatar

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

DREADBOX TYPHON // Tweaking Factory Sounds // Part 1 // No Talking


"Tweaking some of the numerous FACTORY PRESET sounds of DREADBOX TYPHON -- 1st part."

TTSH (Arp 2600 clone) meets the Squid

Todd Murray

"This is my latest DIY synthesizer. A V4 TTSH connected to a Toraiz Squid. Basically, this just demonstrates how these synths sound with just 3 VCOs, one of which is also providing a sub-oscillator. Jump to 1:15 to hear the sub-oscillator kick in and about 1:46 to hear all the VCOs. Oh yea... crank this up for best effect. And this build has some alterations to components, etc from the standard TTSH"

Sequential Prophet-10 Rev4 Sound Check

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

"Serial #33x"

Do You Reset your Oscillators?? // Exploring FM on Peak

Ricky Tinez

"Have you ever wondered what Oscillator KeySync does? Well, here's a quick explanation since i use it in a lot of sound design. its such a basic synthesis thing, and rarely makes a difference, but its surely important to know. Peak also has linear FM possibilities using the Mod Matrix, so lets explore Frequency Modulation to make drums, pads, and big FM Bass patches!"

00:00 Oscillator Key Sync
02:48 FM Basics
06:20 Big FM Bass
07:22 Ring Modulation
09:07 Adding Movement to Patches
13:07 Why Less is More
14:07 FM Kick Drum sound
15:41 FM using Wavetables
16:24 Setting Modulation BIAS
19:00 oops..
20:00 FM your Filter Frequency
20:50 Turn Oscillator into LFO
22:35 FM Pads
25:40 Peace out
26:33 Peak Ambient Jam

Turning a press anvil, to build homes for Electronic Music Instruments. Courtesy of Rare Waves


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Befaco Lich - Demo and Build video

Synth Diy Guy

"Building and playing this awesome new iteration of the Rebel Technologies OWL Modular! Check out the Index below.

My Website:
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Stay Noisy!

open 0:00
intro 0:08
Building the Lich 1:23
Calibration 5:24
The online platform 8:09
Reverb Patch 10:56
Ping Pong Delay 15:03
Harmonic Oscillator 18:09
MIDI Modular 23:47
Thanks and goodbye! 24:39

#29 for Fender Rhodes, Hammond xk3c, Clavinet, Moog Voyager and Arp 2600.

R. Reger

"Original piece for vintage, analog-style keyboards."

FM Journey

O.Z. Hall

"Original music played on ARP 2600, Dual Teezer VCO, Prophet X, MiniMoog (cameo) and on reverb: Zebra Synth Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP!"

Saturday Morning Jam

poorness studios

"Just messing around this morning and I made this noisy piece. I used guitar, modular synth (Eurorack), drum machine (Korg Volca Beats), and Alchemy soft synth (controlled by the MAudio Oxygen25). This was kinda fun.

Check out all my Guitar + Modular videos here:"

Synthjam on Casiotone MT400V straight to 4-track tape


"Analogue drums ("Rock" rhythm) and synth sounds from the Casio MT400V, making use of the envelope on the analogue filter and the onboard stereo chorus to sculpt the sounds.

Everything was recorded straight to four-track tape on a Tascam Porta05 Ministudio at the western tip of Cornwall in late September 2020. I believe it was a Tuesday and I wore blue. Reverb was added during mixdown.

You can support the making of these videos by buying my music at

(C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse


Synthstrom Deluge + Vermona Perfourmer + OP1 + Hologram Microcosm

Krzysztof Steplowski

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Hardware I used:

Synthstrom Deluge (arrangement, samples, beats, MIDI, bass, mix)
Vermona Perfourmer (sequence)
Teenage Engineering PO-1 (background melody)
Hologram Microcosm (granular background)
Korg Nu-Tekt NTS-1 (delay, reverb)
Audiothingies Doctor A (delay, reverb)
ART Powermix III (mixer)

MFB Tanzbar 2 Analog Drum Synth SN 20314

via this auction

Roland EF-303 Groove Effects SN ZN70653

via this auction

Roland DJ-70 Sampling Workstation

via this auction

Note the DJ style jog wheel controller on the right.

Roland PC-50 Guitar Synthesizer Controller For GR-500 Guitar Synth

via this auction

This is the first one to be featured on the site.

Technics SY1010 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland System 100m D-Set 112, 121, 130, 140, 150, 191-J 1970s Gray/wood

via this auction


112 072801
121 910945
130 071717
140 800891
159 760391
191 830701

"the 150 module and 191-J have discolored more than the rest, I got these two together and I’m guessing that they spent a lot of time in a smokey studio, although I have no way of knowing (no smell of smoke)"

Casio Sk1 2007 Circuit bent by Oceanus

Tristan Musikgear

via this auction

"The SK-1 has 4 voices and percussion. Each voice is made up from an audio signal and an envelope control signal, which are combined to give the end voice. This module allows you to switch on or off any of the 4 voice audio paths, any of the 4 envelope control signals and the percussion. The patch panel then lets you have for instance, voice 2 under the envelope control for voice 4. You can then patch the percussion audio into the envelope control for one of the voices, which gives sustain effects or patch it into the audio signal and it gates the percussion with the keys, so the percussion sounds only while a certain voice is active. You can even swap the audio and envelope control signals over, which gives a buzzing / click type noise when you press a key.

Audio Filters / Level
This module modifies the filters where the envelope control signal and the audio signal are combined to make the end voice. The knob is in 2 stages where it controls the level of the audio signal, but keep turning it and it then affects the filter. The control will take the tone and ‘squash’ it so for instance the bass line in the demo song, rather than a contiuous note turns into a blip, or stacatto effect.

Video Game Themes Performed on an 80s Synthesizer


"Having some fun with an ancient vintage synth. All of these songs are played in their entirety in solo piano versions elsewhere on this channel. Thanks for putting up with my going on various tangents :D"

Looks like a Roland Jupiter-6 with custom wood side panels.



Wonder what it would sound like if you just ate it. Hook up a burrito for a virtual wind instrument.


Also see this watermelon synth jam with casper electronics.

VOID Modular Gravitational Waves Demo

Sean Pendleton

"A demo of the Gravitational Waves dual VCO -

VCO 1 and 2 saws and VCO 1s sub are mixed Timo’s SSM2044 and them direct to output. I think I wrongly called that a Fonitronik Module, but it’s actually based on Foniks implementation.

Envelopes are provided by the VOID Modular Dual ADSR"

Késako Player & Reverb - SAMPLE SELECT via CV


"Selecting with an LFO the samples via CV In and switching LOOP on/off.
No external effect applied."

via Batchas

PLAYER is based on Tom Whitwell’s Radio Music open source project.
REVERB is based on Tom Whitwell’s Spring Reverb MK2 open source project.

The module runs on -15V/0V/+15V and is tested in a Buchla 200e original cabinet.
It comes ready to play with a few samples on a 16GB Sandisk Ultra microSDHC and a Belton BTDR-2H Digital Reverb Brick installed.

Included is:
– SD card adapter.
– Power cable.

Not included:
– Mounting screws.

REVERB was tested with and calibrated for a Belton BTDR-2H Digital Reverb and an Accutronics 9EB2C1B Spring Reverb Tank. The brick is installed on the module. The spring reverb tank is optional and can be either connected plugged to the front or to the back of the module.

Please notice that the START POINT function is a bonus that still does not work 100% like it should. I’ll give my best to solve it in a future firmware update.

Supported sample formats:
• .RAW = 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz – Headerless Wav files
• .WAV = 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz

• Size: 7 x 4.25 inches
• Depth behind panel: 2 inches
• Power: -15V/0V/+15V

Additional demos:

Addstation meets Apple M1


"Addstation designed for iPhone/iPad runs on a MacBook Air with Apple Silicon.
Demonstrating the new preset randomiser for generating organic variations of sounds."

T6 - Roland Drumatix TR-06 / TB-03 / Volca FM / Volca Nubass

Micro Banshee

"TR-06 Drum Machine, along with the TB-03 and the Volca Nubass, which is likely to be the last time I use it [Nubass], this is the second unit and like the first it’s reluctant to stay in tune!

As always, the track is played 'live' in one take - with no DAW, editing or post production.

Korg Volca FM
Korg Volca FM
Korg Volca Nubass
Roland TB-03
Roland TR-06"

Patch of the Week 86: Rainbow in the Dark synth line on wavestate


"POTW Synths of Metal continues with another anthemic song, and synth riff to match, compliments of Jens Johansson who also used a Korg T-Series amongst other synths!"

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Patch of the Week 85: Du Hast intro on wavestate


"POTW Synths of Metal continues with this Tranz Metal (their own description of their sound) hit that skyrocketed the German powerhouse to even greater stardom."

Korg Patch of the Week posts



Interesting. The VCA almost behaves like a lowpass filter. The upper harmonics vs. all harmonics are reduced as you lower the slider.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Let's Play with Agonizer

Tim Webb

Kai Aras (Numerical Audio) worked with @Jakob Haq to create the Bass Synth of Jakob's dreams. Those dreams were fueled by a love of Dub... which is not something I share. I can dig it, but I can't produce it. I take Agonizer's sound sculpting tools in an entirely different direction in this Let's Play!

Agonizer 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!"

Mobula Modular ROTLFO

Learning Modular

Part 1:
00:00 introduction
00:24 the demo patch on the Moog Mother-32
00:49 Even wave shapes (including patching the Mother-32)
02:06 Rate
03:00 Tilt wave shapes
03:31 phase relationships between outputs
04:13 Ramp switch for alternate wave shapes
06:28 summary

Part 2:
00:00 patching for performance control: mod wheel & aftertouch
02:25 Rate feedback to alter the LFO wave shapes

Note this is the first Mobula Modular post on the site.

Analog Memories | 0-Coast + 0-Ctrl + Doepfer A151 sequential switch

Cinematic Laboratory

"Someone was wondering if it would be useful to have two 0-Ctrl units, looking for an excuse to get another one. He was wondering if it would be possible to extend the 8 step sequence to 16. Since I do not have two 0-ctrl's lying around, I used my Brains/PressurePoints combo (the 0-Pressure) to do this experiment. Unfortunately I could not find a way to make one stop and the other one continue. I am not sure it can be done.

However, if you're looking to extend your sequence, getting a 'sequential switch' would be a lot more helpful. The Doepfer A151 can switch between four input signals when it receives a gate, which makes it a perfect companion for your 0-ctrl. I used it to extend the sequence from 8 to 16. Adding the 0-Pressure extended it to 32 and ultimately to 128. But with so many untuned notes, you should make a Krell patch or use a quantizer..."

Polyend Instruments Jam - Tracker, Seq and Medusa


"It's all about the Tracker now, it's new and needs proper care. But at Polyend we love all our creations equally. Here's a nice jam utilising the Medusa and the Seq too. Enjoy!"

Nord Lead 2X Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Modular System 35 With Keyboard MIDI and Sequencer

via this auction

"In pristine mint condition. 1 of only 35 reissued by Moog. System 35. Mint condition."

After Later Audio's Rainier and Baker - Peaks Reimagined

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Nick Bigelow shares his thoughts on the new Rainier and Baker, a Peaks variation originally created by Mutable Instruments. After Later Audio has reimagined Peaks by offering 2 formats in less HP along with new CV inputs and attenuverters for the multifunction modules various parameters.

Rainier and Baker add CV inputs and attenuverters for each of the four parameters and adds attenuverters for each of the outputs.

Rainier and Baker can be an ADSR-style envelope generator, an LFO and a drum emulator. By default we will load the Dead Man’s Catch (DMC) firmware which adds the Alt ENV, ALT LFO, ALT Tap, Alt Drum modes below. We are happy to load the stock firmware as well. Just send us a message with your order.

Additional Dead Man’s Catch firmware modes:

Basic (original modes)
Bass/Snare Drums

Alternative ENV
Double attack envelope
Repeating attack envelope
Looping envelope
Randomized AD envelope
Bouncing ball envelope

Alternative LFO
Frequency-modulated LFO (folded sine FM)
Frequency-modulated LFO (random FM)
Varying wave shape LFO ( folded sine WS mod)
Varying wave shape LFO ( random WS mod)
Phase-locked loop oscillator

Alternative TAP Mini-sequencer
Pulse Shaper
Pulse Randomizer
Turing Machine

Alternative DRUM
FM drum Generators
Randomized bass and snare drum generators
Randomized high hat

Order the ALA Rainier here:
Order the ALA Baker here:
Demo by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

How to use a breath controller on the Novation PEAK (Akai EWI USB)

Floyd Steinberg

"How to use a breath controller on the Novation PEAK - table of contents below. Using a breath controller makes your synth much more expressive. Here, I'm using my Akai EWI USB with the PEAK and walk through some sound parameters you can adjust to create breath controlled patches.

Table of contents
00:00 demo
00:43 usb midi host needed, perhaps
01:40 initialising a patch
01:57 adjusting all oscillator's volume
02:22 mod matrix: volume control for all oscillators
03:29 selecting waveforms
03:53 FM
04:42 noise level
05:14 filter frequency control
06:19 filter drive & distortion
07:41 effects (reverb, delay, chorus)
08:36 conclusion
09:07 bye-bye"

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Chill Out

Andreas Remshagen

"A little Chill-Out Song made with following diy analog-Synthesizers: String/Choir-Synth 3.0, Four DS7 Clone Drumbox, Groovebox-Synthesizer and Bass-Synthesizer. Driven by Cubase5 over two Polyend Poly Midi to CV/Gate Converter"

Artificial Noise Key Control - Desktop MIDI Note Quantizer gets an OS Update & a New Lower Price

via Artificial Noise

"Artificial Noise is excited to announce a new lower price to the Key Control, now only $179 plus shipping! Along with the new lower price we now offer a more flexable Operating System, one that is geared more for MIDI quantizing duties.

The Key Control is a MIDI device that maps your keyboard controller, synthesizer or sequencer to a chosen Key and Scale. All MIDI note data will automatically be moved into the desired Key & Scale. Choose between 11 scales and all 12 keys.


The original OS in the Key Control used the white keys on a keyboard for single notes in a key/scale, and the black keys to play chords. But after using the Key Control for a while I noticed that I wasn't using the chord function at all, since playing chords manually was easier (see our website on how easy it is to make chords). More than that, I ended up wishing that I could use the Key Control as a general MIDI quantizer, something that I could use with sequencers and arpeggiators.

The problem with the original OS was that if I was using a sequencer and I transposed it - some notes would be transposed up (natural notes), for others a chord would be sent out. As an example, if I had a C in my sequence and I transposed it up a semitone, the output note would not be C# but a chord!

So, I changed the OS for myself to only output note data and loved it! Now, instead of chords on the black keys (sharp/flat notes) it will output the notes nearest to the left. And now that I'm bringing the Key Control back into production, I've decided to make the new OS standard as it makes it much more useful in a MIDI environment.

The Key Control is easy to operate, simply hook up the Key Control between your keyboard controller (or other MIDI output equipped gear) and your desired MIDI destination ( ie. computer, synthesizer, sequencer, etc) via standard 5-Pin MIDI DIN cables. Or put your synthesizer in "Local OFF" mode and send the MIDI out from your synth through the Key Control and back into the synth, to always play 'in key.'

With a fast and easy 2 knob interface, you can quickly dial in one of a possible 132 possible key and scale combinations and get down to making music fast and with no fuss.

In “Chromatic” mode, all 127 MIDI notes are passed through unchanged, while the “Key” knob will transpose the incoming MIDI notes up to 11 semi-tones.

MIDI notes are changed depending on the Key & Scale chosen, but all other MIDI data passes through unchanged, with low latency and fast operation.

Compact but tough aluminum case.


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