MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Dave Smith OB-6 Analog Synthesizer Demo

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Green Leader

"Favorite patches utilizing SEM-chip based OB-6 Synthesizer by Dave Smith"

The Running Man - featuring the sounds of the Novation Summit synthesizer

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Sean Christopher Evoking Emotion with Synthesizers

"I have always loved Harold Faltermyer's music from The Running Man, so I took out a Novation Summit and thought I'd have a go at it in recreating some of my favorite pieces from the soundtrack. The only non-Summit sounds in the 3 parts is the percussion.

The Running Man is a 1987 American dystopian action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, and Jesse Ventura. It is very loosely based on the 1982 novel of the same title written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The film's story, set in a dystopian United States between 2017 and 2019, is about a television show called The Running Man, where convicted criminal "runners" must escape death at the hands of professional killers."

Roland JD-800 Demo (Direct Audio, No Talking)

Published on Jul 12, 2019 Green Leader

LIVEN 8BIT WARPS Synth by Sonicware - NAMM 2020 -

Published on Jan 26, 2020 BBoy Tech Report

Moog Subsequent 25 Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, Moog introduced the Subsequent 25, a portable paraphonic analog synthesizer, based on their Sub Phatty sound engine.

The new synth builds on the Sub Phatty analog synth, but implements upgraded sonic modifications and functional improvements. The Subsequent 25 also builds on the Sub Phatty by upgrading to wood side pieces, implementing the paraphonic functionality of Duo Mode and featuring the Subsequent series of user-requested performance adjustments

We talked with Moog product specialist Lisa Bella Donna, who gave us a quick demo of the Subsequent 25 and its new features."

Jam of the Day, 26/01/20: Moog Voyager, One, Matriarch & Grandmother; Alesis QS8.1 Arturia Drumbrute

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Getsemani Music

"Today’s jam of the day features a cacophony of sound with lead parts played on the Moog Voyager and Alesis QS8.1 mixed with arpeggiators played on a Moog One, Moog Matriarch and Moog Grandmother. Percussion provided by the Arturia Drumbrute. Happy Jamuary!"

Siel Opera6 (1983) - Autony AU for Ipad in Generative Random Music Jam

Published on Jan 26, 2020 VSMI

Update: the video link changed and the embed above has been updated for it.  It should work now.

"Siel Opera6 (1983) Made in Italy analog 6 voice synthesizer - Autony AudioUnit in AUM for Ipad in Generative Random Music Live Jam - Montarbo DREV128 Echo rack unit."

MFB Synth Pro Demo Song

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Maison Vague

"MFB Synth Pro Demo Song. All sounds except drums from the Synth Pro.

Additional equipment used: Arturia Keylab Mk2, Moog MF-108M, TC Electronic D-Two, Apogee Ensemble, Ableton Live 10."

Pacific Light and Water/Wu Xing - Cycle of Destruction

Published on Jan 26, 2020 ExMachinaPub

"This is an excerpt from a collaboration between jazz legend and trumpet wizard Wadada Leo Smith and electronic music master Barry Schrader. Pacific Light and Water/Wu Xing - Cycle of Destruction is what Smith refers to as an 'overlay' composition, combining works by two composers. Schrader created a graphic score, available from Theodore Front Music, for live performers to follow and coordinate with the electronic music of Wu Xing."

See this post for details on the release, including a link to an interview with Barry Schrader.

Johannes Schmoelling - From Tangerine Dream to S-A-W | NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Under the Big Tree

"Here is a panel discussion with Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream, Kurt Ader, and Robert Waters on a synth trio they have put together called S-A-W. They discuss various aspects of their new project Iconic, which was put together using a bevy of vintage synthesizers. Video footage of them in performance is included as well. An interesting discussion for fans of Tangerine Dream and/or vintage synths.

Under the Big Tree is Nick Peck's YouTube channel, focused on music and sound design equipment and techniques, composition, production and performance of music, modular synthesizers and electronic music in general, and tabletop board games."

#27 for Fender Rhodes, Hammond XK3c, Nord Electro and Moog Voyager

Published on Jan 26, 2020 R. Reger

"Milky Way" performed on Electronica EM-25 [Soviet wave ep#1]

Published on Jan 26, 2020 techno comrade / seek sound

"The sound was being processed live with digital effects: delay, reverb, chorus"

Vintage ElectroComp EML-300 Manual Controller\Manual Voltage Generator

via this auction

"Vintage 1970's ElectroComp EML-300 blue face controller unit.

The ElectroComp 300 from EML is a controller unit with a basic synthesizer, sequencer keyboard with numeric buttons and control knobs.

The 300 is divided in 3 sections. On the left is a switch patch panel. the mid section has a VCO with envelope generator, and the right side has 16 numerical buttons that trigger notes as an alternative to a keyboard.

The 300 needs to be used with one of the EML models such as the 200 or 400 models. It draws it's power from the connected model. EML offered the unit as an alternative to using a keyboard with their modules.
Overall in good shape, it does have scratches on the wood casing, mostly on the back, sides and corners.

I did have them checked out, and had the necessary repairs\cleaning done to make them functional.

The unit was cleaned and tested. All the jacks, connections, and potenciometers were cleaned and checked.(Per the repair technician)"

Vintage 1970's Blue ElectroComp EML-100 Vintage Analog Module Synthesizer

via this auction

"Nice Vintage ElectroComp EmL-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer, in blue.

The EML ElectroComp 100 was the companies first product and was a great deal of an instrument to consider over other synth makers if not for it's great features.

The 100's 4 oscillators offered continuously variable waveforms and one of them could be used as an LFO. The unit is a semi modular system with a patch panel that could also use and process external sources with CV control of other synths or the 100 itself.

The instrument has 2 voices with a multimode filter, 2 envelope generators, and, a sample and hold section EML liked to call "The sampler". It also offers white or pink noise and has a 44 note keyboard.
Overall in very good condition, the outside panels do have have scratches and does have a chip along one of the covers(nothing major).

I did have them checked out, and had the necessary repairs\cleaning done to make them functional.

The unit was cleaned and tested. All the jacks, connections, and potenciometers were cleaned and checked.(Per the repair technician)

All original."

Vintage 1970's ElectroComp EML-200 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"EML 200 is keyboard-less, making it more like an Expander module designed to interface directly with other EML equipment. Most notably, with the Model 300 manual controller which offered a 4x4 key matrix, pitch knobs, and an oscillator with envelope generator and VCA of its own. Today, you can use the 200 with analog synths other than EML with the properly modified CV/Gate connections and converters (its oscillators are a non-standard 1.20v/oct).

It does power up and the red power light is on in the pictures.

Overall in very good shape, with some scratches on the sides and back panel.

I did have them checked out, and had the necessary repairs\cleaning done to make them functional.

The unit was cleaned and tested. All the jacks, connections, and potenciometers were cleaned and checked.(Per the repair technician)

The sample and hold were repaired on this unit.

All original."

Moog Sample Hold Controller Model 1125 Black SN 1970

via this auction

"Serial number 1970."

Future Sound Systems Portland

via this auction

You can find some demos posted here.

"Portland is a semi modular analog drum voice module with several different sounds and an interface that encourages loads of self patching. This is simply a voice module with no sequencer built in but a bunch of trigger inputs. It sounds something like the old budget Roland machines like the 606, CR78 and DR-110. This is the Eurorack version - the standard is a desktop box. The rear of the module has an adapter board that converts Eurorack power to the two battery slots."

PULSAR-23 in-depth explanation SHAOS

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Vlad Kreimer

"A series of demo-videos with detailed in-depth explanations of PULSAR-23."

SOMA PULSAR-23 posts

Sequential Pro 3 Demos by Synthetic Things

Some Modulation (Novation Monostation + Circuit)

Published on Jan 26, 2020 asogaut

"I've been so busy with projects lately that I haven't had the time to upload a new jam but here it is! I'm starting to get the hang of the Monostation, it's a really nice machine. Gonna try some CV out experiments with my modular soon."

Novation Peak & TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2

Published on Jan 26, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

The analog Choir/Strings-Synthesizer 2.0. Introduction, Plans and Circuits

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Andreas Remshagen

"This is another Introduction and Description of an DIY-Device that i have built. Its the second Version of the analog-Strings Synthesizer i have built before. It has 12 Oscillators parted in 4 Strings-Groups that can be freely tuned in Chords or Octaves and controlled over a CV-keyboard.

There is also a Choir-function based on the VP330-Filter. The Circuits are from Roland (Redrawn by Chok), Ray Wilsons MusicFromOuterSpace and from

The Plans and Circuits:"

See the Remshagen label below for more.

An Update on Behringer's Upcoming RD-909 - Roland TR-909 Clone

"RD-9 Update from Uli.

Hi everyone, we like to give you some feedback related to the RD-9. Since the launch of our RD-8, we listened to you and spent quite some time to further improve the unit, which resulted in multiple firmware releases.

We're now putting our focus on the RD-9, which shares much of the same firmware. We have also taken the opportunity to completely review the hardware to ensure we do everything we can to ship a high quality product.

We don't have a shipping date for now, but we're making good progress as we're fully focusing on the RD-9. As soon as we have more updates, we'll let you know.

Thank you for your patience and support.


NAMM 2020 STG SOUND LABS - Updates

Published on Jan 26, 2020 sonicstate

"STG Sound Labs - new updates on the new Boatrocker Eurorack case for Mother 32 and Behringer, nearly ready for production. Also the Radiophonic 1, .SRC, .VCO are really close to production too - the drift generator signal is now accessible to send out to modulate other parameters in your system."

Pittsburgh Modular NAMM 2020 Reflections with Richard and Perry

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard Nicol and Perry Willig share their thoughts on what was NAMM 2020."

Sonicware Liven 8bit Synthesizer Offers Tons Of Bang For the Buck

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, Sonicware introduced their Liven 8bit synthesizer - an affordable synth (about $165) that features an 8-bit waveform memory synth engine with a step sequencer, 32-bit effects and lots of hands-on control.

We talked with Sonicware product specialist Kyle Kilpatrick, who gave us a demo of the Liven's synth engines, sequencing capabilities and more."

Buchla Music Easel - Jumbo Jumble

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Jae Ryan

"Here's another little sloppy easel jam that makes use of the preset voltages to play pitches separately from the keyboard.

I patched the Easel's sequencer out to my format jumbler and used that to control the "mix" level of the Chase Bliss Dark World's spring reverb/mod algo. I also patched one of the random outs & used that to control the 'layers' knob on Blooper (layers of a previously recorded loop) but this part doesn't come in until the mellow part at the end, which in hindsight is a little annoying.......

It's really hard to get away from using the Easel as a "performance" instrument. I wish I could, but I can't!
I recorded in mono again but ran the track through an amp sim & into Soundtoy's Little Plate for some stereo ambience."

Jae Ryan Buchla posts

Velour Arpeggiations with the Akai ME20A Rackmount MIDI Arpeggiator

Velour Arpeggiations Published on May 12, 2019 zack dagoba

"I just got a vintage Akai ME20A MIDI Arpeggiator (from 1986) and here are my first tests with it. Its great! Its more like a basic note sequencer, as it will record whatever notes you play in and then replay them at its internal clock. But it will also arpeggiate held chords, but not in real time like a normal arpeggiator, you have to load the chords in first. Also there is no external clock sync, so to integrate this thing into a larger system would mean recording the MIDI data into the computer sequencer and using that as an editor and clock source for other devices

The synth is the mighty Sequential Prophet T8 - velvety and lush. The Effects are various Roland 80s rack units, the DEP5, SRV2000 and SDE3000"

via this auction

"It's not a typical MIDI Arpeggiator. You need to record notes or chords in real time. I've linked a youtube video that has a good demo of it."

Mattel Synsonics Drum Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Original 1970's MOOG 1120 Voltage Pedal Controller

via this auction

"The 1120 appeared around 1973 and continued in production with revisions at least until 1978, by which time it had been joined in the Moog catalogue by the 1130 Percussion Controller, the 1121 footswitch, the 1150 Ribbon Controller and the 1125 Sample & Hold.

The 1120 is a very sturdily built all-metal foot pedal, has a 9V battery internally (or can use a 9V mains transformer) and has two quarter inch jack outputs marked Output and Aux Out - in fact these are sending exactly the same output, from near 0V to near 9V.

The 1120 was intended for use with the Moog Sonic 6, MiniMoog, Moog Modular systems and other products, so it's an ideal addition to any Moog collection. However it's perfectly compatible with any modern CV-based modular system including Eurorack systems, creating volume swells, filter wah effects, VCLFO speed changes or anything you need.

This one's in extremely good condition with no significant wear to the Moog logo and underside label."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 000531 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"...original owner. Bought in Dallas very early after it hit the market along with the SCI Drumtraks which I'll be selling too. It's been stored in it's original box for several years. Used only in a home studio to write and record during the 80's. Still works as it did when new. No major issues that I can find other than some paint that has chipped off along the front under the keys exposing the metal (Yep, built of metal, not plastic!) Minor scratches on the back where it rested against the keyboard stand. Really good condition since it never was gigged. From a smoke-free home. Manual included in great condition."

ARP Pro Soloist

via this auction

06-The Dubreq Stylopone Gen R-8-Control Section

Published on Jan 26, 2020 AutomaticGainsay

Dubreq Stylophones on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Here is a demonstration of the left-hand modulation and portamento controls of the Stylophone Gen R-8.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!

The theme music was composed entirely through multitracking the Stylophone Gen R-8. The drums were constructed out of GarageBand loops."

AutomaticGainsay Stylophone posts

Polypumpkins - Jetlagged (Hydrasynth / MonoPoly / Polysix / Minimoog Voyager) Synthwave Retrowave 📻

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Polypumpkins

Real-time synths recording with drums in Ableton Live 10.
Jammed this under jetlagged tranced status...

Exploring Modulation Pt. 2 - Hyper LFO // Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth Tutorial

Published on Jan 26, 2020 Ron Cavagnaro

LYRA-8 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Please make sure to keep your volume at a moderate level. Due to the experimental quality of this synth some parts may become noisy to some, and extremely irritable to others.

This tutorial is about how to modulate the oscillators using the Soma Labs Lyra-8 Drone Synth, using the Hyper LFO."

Exploring Modulation Lyra-8 posts

'Halafax' by Earthika

Published on Jan 25, 2020 Synthstrom Audible

"Visualiser for 'Halafax'' by Earthika (members of Chachuba) from Chicago, US.

'Halafax' was composed on the Deluge and utilises a Deluge, Moog Sub 37 with Strymon Timeline & Bigsky.

Taken from the forthcoming (Feb 25, 2020) double vinyl collection 'Release' which can be ordered:

Visualiser made by Euphoric Co."

MIDERA: A function of distance - Elektron Analog Keys and Machinedrum

Published on Jan 25, 2020 MIDERA

Elektron Analog Keys (melodic parts)
Elektron Machinedrum mkii UW +drive

Patch n Tweak

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