MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 4, 2020

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Random Source La Bestia II - 07

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Jae Ryan

"I've had the serge put away for a little bit in order to explore some new gear while I wait for my Edelweiss panel to show up. I was craving the sound tonight though and decided to pull it out for this quick little ditty. I even took the time to set up the camera!"

All parts here

FIRST LOOK: Modal Argon 8 (Affordable Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer)

Published on Jan 4, 2020 BoBeats

"First video of 2020 and we take a first look at the Modal Argon 8. Its definitely worth checking out"


Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha Synthesizer CS-01

via this auction

Optigan discs and songbooks / nearly complete collection

via this auction

"The mother lode of Optigan discs, songbooks and ephemera. 30 discs (4 in picture sleeves, the rest in Optigan-branded folios); 14 songbooks; 2 cardboard folio carriers with “highlight” sheets and extra stickers.

I am not parting out this collection; at the current price I’m listing at, each disc comes out to about $18 per; that includes rare titles like Movin’, Singing Rhythm and Sleigh Ride. See below for complete list.

I also have an Optigan organ (model 35002) with the usual sticky chord keys available for pick-up only in St. Louis, MO. Message me for more info.

1. Polynesian Village
2. Easy Does it with Vibes
3. Rollin' Easy
4. Big Band Beat
5. Guitar in 3/4 Time
6. Banjo Sing-Along
7. Bossa Nova Style
8. Big Top Marching Band
9. Organ Sing Along
10. The Blues Sweet and Low
11. Singing Rhythm
12. Nashville Country
13. Hear and Now
14. Waltz Time
15. Big Organ and Drums
16. Pop Piano Plus Guitar
17. Dixieland Strut
18. Cha-Cha-Cha
19. Folk & Other Moods - Guitar
20. Movin'
21. Gay 90's
22. Bluegrass Banjo
23. Romantic Strings (in 3/4 time)
24. Gospel Rock
25. Sleigh Ride
26. Latin Fever
27. New Orleans Blues (w. sleeve)
28. Champagne Music (w. sleeve)
29. Swing It! (w. sleeve)
30. Rock & Rhythm (w. sleeve)

1. Champagne Melodies
2. Swingin' Standards
3. Big Ballads
4. Latin Love
5. Everything is Beautiful
6. Contemporary Standards/Top Popular Hits
7. Sentimental Blues
8. Heart of Dixie
9. Folk Classics
10. Shades of Gold
11. Bluegrass and Sagebrush
12. Country Hits
13. Broadway Melodies (Rodgers & Kern)
14. Singalong Favorites"

#Synthuary2020 / #Jamuary2020 - 04

Surfing on the grains on Glasgow // #JAMUARY2020 Day 4

Published on Jan 4, 2020 DivKidVideo

See the Synthuary label for more. Synthuary because these are the Jamuary synth videos. More below.

"For Day 4 of #JAMUARY2020 I wanted to create a more realised musical piece. If you get the "Surfing on the grains of Glasgow" leave a comment ... I thought that was a fun (or totally lame - let me know) title.

This piece is based on the audio left in the buffer of arbhar from this video - [posted here] - with lots of modulation from ochd that keeps the audio grains shifting through the buffer, in drifting intensities, with vary lengths and grain shapes we get a beautiful repurposing of 3 basic guitar chords with a few plucked strings in-between. There's 3 FX chains running from this that's all brought together as a stereo mix in the Eurorack system before recording."

Electronisounds Audio 1st Live Jam of 2020 - Chilled Dubby Techno with Ableton and Hardware!

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


My first live jam of 2020!

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

Arturia Pigments 2 0

Published on Jan 4, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We explore the new 2.0 version of Pigments an original software-based synthesizer from Arturia. This video focuses exclusively on the new features - for a more general overview, please see [EXCLUSIVE! Arturia Pigments 1.2 First Look]

00:00 Introduction
00:28 Sample Engine
02:43 Granular Engine
05:47 Importing your own samples
06:28 Combining Sample/Granular and Analog Modeling engines
07:53 The new Buchla-style Low Pass Gate
09:46 Tape Echo effect
11:05 Exploring more presets"

How To Make Techno in 3 Easy Steps

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Mauricio Maisterrena

"How To Make Techno in 3 Easy Steps Using a Steinway & Sons Piano, an Elektron Digitakt, Ableton Live, a Sure SM57 and a Sure SM7B."

Roland LAPC-I Synthesizer Sound Card w/ MCB-1 Midi Connector

Microtec XT 2002 Master + Roland LAPC-I Published on Jul 30, 2016 Ricardo Contieri

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me. Never seen one of these before.

via this auction

"The LAPC combines the Roland MT-32-compatible MIDI synthesizer module Roland CM-32L with an MPU-401 interface on a single plug-in card. The sound is generated using linear arithmetic synthesis (LA), a form of sample-based synthesis supplemented with subtractive synthesis. As with other Roland plug-in cards with an MPU-401 interface, an MCB-1 is required to connect external MIDI devices. The sound is output either via cinch sockets or a jack socket. Compared to more modern sound cards, the LAPC masters the independent generation of sounds, but not the playback of wave files. However, it produced the sound for many retro games! Original packaging with description! Everything as new!"

HEX 1. 0 - Digital Capacitive Synthesizer

Published on Jan 4, 2020 bemyforest

"HEX 1.0 is digital polyfonic synth kit that features; a capacitive keyboard, potentiometers for modulating the signal and adjustable looper. It features an inbuilt recording button and a sync feature."

Will post back with more info if it comes in.

InfraDeep Electronics PVX-800 Review

Published on Jan 4, 2020 InfraDeep Electronics

"Friends, and the biggest gift for you - we decided to make a full review of our synthesizer! Since many people have been asking about this for a long time :) Thanks for the help in recording the review to our first customer, Alexey Uvin, who took part in the filming with great pleasure and talked about capabilities of our synthesizer. Happy viewing!:)

#infradeep #synthesizers #pvx800 #analogsynth #analogsound #polyvox #moog #siberiansynth #synth #review #videoreview"

See New InfraDeep PVX-800 Analog Synthesizer for details.

73 75 Serge Voice panel more explorations

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Todd Barton

"More explorations with this cool panel. Just discovered it can be MacGyvered to have 4 VCOs! Enjoy!"

miRack - Make A Chilled Chord Stab! - Beginner Friendly Tutorial

Published on Jan 3, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


I'm very excited about the miRack modular synthesizer app on iPad!
In this video, I show *one method* of creating a custom, chilled chord stab.
More **Beginner Friendly** miRack tutorials to come!

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

Patch of the week 39: ARP Odyssey – Sample + Hold Tips and Tricks

Published on Jan 3, 2020 Korg

"The S+H on the Korg ARP Odyssey is uniquely powerful among vintage synthesizers, and can be routed and controlled many different ways. Here’s how to find sweet spots and create sound effects using the S+H to modulate aspects of your sound."

Korg Patch of the week videos

FOLD User Oscillator for Korg Minilogue XD and Korg Prologue

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Tim Shoebridge

"FOLD is a user oscillator for uploading to either a Korg Minilogue XD or Korg Prologue synthesiser. At its heart is an emulation of wave-folding technology found in analogue circuitry.

FOLD User Oscillator is available for purchase at my SoundMangling store here:"

DIY Modding Guide for the TD-3

This one is in via Matthias

"Here’s a DIY modding guide for the TD-3, Behringer’s take on the iconic TB303. Interest in this one was high from the start but so was the pressure of working in the footsteps of so many great engineers and modification pioneers. All the happier I am that this became a joint effort and we collected so much info on that little bass line synthesizer. In this guide you find oodles of things to do with and to your TD and, since it is so close to the 303 circuits, the latter too, if need be.

This is fully open source and not commercial, but if you’d rather buy than solder, Real World Interfaces (Devilfish) themselves declared interest in working on the TD in the future (check their page for definitive info).

The current PDF modifications guide (Version 1.5151) can be accessed here.

Get that solder flowing!"

Permanent addition to the DAWLESS setup? // Blackbox Live Looping

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Ricky Tinez

"The Blackbox by 1010 Music officially has a special place in my heart.
I knew you could easily have a dawless studio setup with one of these in it, but i never really tried to apply it to a live setup. Also using the Launchcontrol XL to midi map the blackbox was the easiest thing i've done in awhile."

Stranger Synths for Korg Prologue

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Vintage Synth Patches

"50 custom patches for the Korg Prologue.

Download here:

Inspired by old classic analog vintage synths including Roland, Moog, Korg and Oberheim used in electronic music and movie soundtracks.

All sounds are recorded without any external fx or mastering. Just pure Prologue into the audio Interface and DAW.

Enjoy making music!"


via this auction


"Condition is quite good considering its age - see photos.
Was gigged from late 70's to mid 80's so has signs of use
Never been used since then, I never mastered this machine and don't have the Manuel
Sounded absolutely awesome through a proper sound system , but could probably do with a service as some of the sliders a little noisy
There were only about 170 of these ever made so extremely rare"

Technics SX WSA-1 Physical Modelling Keyboard Synthesizer Vintage

via this auction


Chimera Synthesis bC 16 Synthesizer

via this auction

"The bC16 can be cryptic at first, with no printed layout to describe the functions of the knobs, no description of the 25 patch points and just three blinking lights. But that's the whole of the bC16-experimentation. You can try just about any connection point with one of the ten provided 2mm mini banana patch cords. After a while you get very accustomed to this micro-modular. Lets face it, with 1 ADSR, 1 LFO, 1 VCA, and 1 VCO (actually two linked VCO's) you can't really lose yourself. For its bargain price it's also a very good contender for use with other modular or semi-modular systems to add flexibility to them-need a resettable LFO for your MS-20? You got one here. Want a second ADSR for your Sherman Filterbank? You can find one in the bC16 (although you would have to make your own mini banana adapter). The bC16 is battery powered via six AAA batteries or by an external 9 to 12v source."

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


"Roland Juno-60 in 100% functional condition. This synth has had several sliders cleaned, new bender lever, new felt gaskets on front panel, and underwent some repairs involving the DCO circuit. It sounds excellent and comes with the original factory patches loaded into its memory. Cosmetically, it has a few nicks as expected of a synth this age but nothing major."

Antumbra CARA Black/Gold

via this auction


Textured light face model here.


10HP version of the Mutable Instruments Marbles module.

Original Marbles description:

Marbles is a source of random gates and voltages, which offers an extensive amount of (voltage) control on all the different flavors of randomness it produces. The module gives the musician many different ways of imposing structure on the random events generated by the module: synchronization to external clocks, control of the repetition or novelty of the generated material, quantization of the voltages, or randomization of gates or voltages generated by traditional sequencers.

Random gate generator Master clock
Internal clock with adjustable rate (with V/O CV input), or division/multiplication of an external clock.
Range selection button further multiplying or dividing the clock by 4.
Rhythm follower/predictor to lock onto uneven clock divisions or rhythmic patterns.
Adjustable jitter (knob and CV), going from perfect tracking to completely erroneous – but always preserving the overall tempo.
Two-channel random rhythm generator
Three gate outputs: t2 is the main output carrying the jittery clock, t1 and t3 are the complementary random rhythm output.
Three generative models, with CV-controlled bias parameter increasing the density of notes on one channel or the other:

Oberheim Xpander SN G43917

via this auction


Teisco Teischord Model G 1969 Black And Silver

via this auction


You can find a demo of one here.

"Combo organ, also marketed as the Teisco Teischord G, made in Japan in the late 1960s. This is a great-sounding, well-made organ that is actually a lot more portable than many other contemporary organs. It has a narrow body and probably weighs only around 40 lbs., and comes with its case / lid with legs.

The teischord model g has a generally warm and sweet sound in the upper sections, with a relatively subtle vibrato with a speed control that does give it the ability to get unusually fast. One of the best things about this organ is that it can make distinctly growly bass sounds that really cut through the mix, much more so than many organs. The bass section is polyphonic and there is also an "accompaniment" section (grey keys) with a separate set of tone (filter) options. Each section has its own volume knob to control its level in the mix."

MINDBURNER stable source MIDI clock device

Published on Jan 4, 2020 Mindburner

"A variable master clock with stable timing for all your MIDI needs.

Here shown with my DINSYNC device to drive a Roland TR606"


MFB-301 PRO sequenced by Octatrack

Published on Jan 4, 2020 ljs8888

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS - Ambient Chillout Music | Synth Demo

Published on Jan 4, 2020 synth4ever

"Sequential Circuits Prophet VS vector synthesizer demo -- playing relaxing ambient chillout music soundscape on Prophet VS hybrid synth from Sequential Circuits.

This relaxing ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music created via FM bell tone patch + slight Strymon Big Sky reverb effects.

Filmed at in Montreal, Quebec (Canada)."

3 01 20 EH Memory Man - Like meeting again an old friend

Published on Jan 4, 2020 batchas

"I only testing the pedal here, cause I finally got to repair it.
I'm taking the signal from Tresses and send it to the pedal.
I always liked the way the Memory Man is colouring the sound.

I usually do not modify old equipment, but I'm glad I decided to make an exception on this one, by simply adding a pot in the front to replace the trimmer present on the board of the Memory Man.

Funny is the way I felt by having it brought back to life. It was like meeting an old friend when I heard the first sound coming out of the pedal! It's one of the first piece of gear I ever got to make music nearly 4 decades ago!!!"

Patch n Tweak

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