MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Roland MKS-80 with MIDI Designer on iPad

Published on Jan 27, 2020 quadratschulz

"Have an Roland MKS-80 and don't want to buy an overprized Roland MPG-80 controller? Or already have an MPG-80 and you are not satisfied with its laggy MIDI resolution. This layout for the Roland MKS-80 brings the following features:

- Much faster MIDI resolution than the MPG-80

- Simultaneous access to the upper and lower tone and patch without the need to switch between these areas via the buttons on the MKS-80

- Parameter feedback from MKS-80 to MD. If you change a patch or tone on the MKS, this layout will automatically update to all the current parameters (so you see what you got). You can also change patches remotely from this layout. If you enable the "Auto Sync" option (on the Patch page), the MKS-80 will automatically sync all the current parameter values back to the layout

- XY-Macro-Controls - controls both the upper and lower tone simultaneously

More info here:"

Pro 3 First Workflow Demo - Dave Smith Sequential

Published on Jan 27, 2020 True Cuckoo

"Here's a first workflow demo of how to create a couple of patches on the Dave Smith Sequential Pro 3. Terribly sorry about the clipping audio. I tried to save it as best as I could. Perhaps I didn’t make the most amazing patches, but I think it’s still a good example of some different workflows of the Pro 3."

Buchla Easel #5 live with Roland sh-101 - Diving in Pyramid

Published on Jan 27, 2020 刘青

"Analog synths live 🦉 Awe for all mysterious things"

Nordwave 2 Exploring the FM engine #namm2020

Published on Jan 27, 2020 True Cuckoo

"At NAMM2020 @NordKeyboards announced their new Nordwave 2, and it has a lot of things going on. One thing is a new FM synth implementation. It's fun and easy to work with. And since you have these Nord style 4 layers to work with, you have up to four layers of FM synths, that together can form one.. if you want to. Here I'm checking out the FM synth workflow on the new Nordwave 2."

Moog Minimoog & Roland TB-303 LED Desk Lamps

via Tommh Welsch of Anyware Instruments on The MATRIXSYNTH Lounge

"My First 3D Minimoog Remote LED Lamp Construction. 'Must Have' For All Fans :-)"

Synthesizer Basics: Live Presentation with Minilogue XD

Published on Jan 27, 2020 BoBeats

"What is a synthesizer and how does it work? In this live presentation I go over how to create sounds on the Minilogue XD, basic synthesizer functions and talk about my sound design philosophy.

Support my videos on Patreon:
My preset packs:
My synth t-shirts:

2:36 Intro with bad dad jokes
5:54 Oscillators and a few basic sound design techniques
8:31 Shaping waveforms - from primary colors to shades and nuances
11:28 Amp Envelopes
13:11 Filter section
15:39 Envelope Generator and a few techniques
17:48 Creating a sync sound with the Envelope Generator to Pitch
20:18 LFO’s and how to annoy your neighbours
24:09 Frequency Modulation
28:57 My pretentious Sound Design Philosophy & the Psychology Behind it

If you want me to hold a live presentation or workshop send me an email: bonurmimusic (at)"

Your first minutes in VCV Rack

Published on Jan 27, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Also see:

New to modular? Watch this first Q106 Oscillator Module

via this auction

"A Voltage controlled oscillator with 5 different wave shapes (Sine, triangle, sawtooth, ramp and pulse wave). It has PWM, hard sync and variable linear control input. And more "

Oakley Classic VCA 2013

via this auction

"This is a voltage controlled amplifier module inspired in part by a classic vintage design. The Oakley Classic VCA is based on the ARP4019 sub-module

Two signal inputs are provided, one DC coupled and the other AC coupled. The former allows audio and low frequency signals to be processed. While the latter has a high pass filter so that it can be only used to process alternating frequencies. Both inputs can be used simultaneously and each one features an input level control.

Two control voltage (CV) inputs are provided. CV1 is linear and is provided with a standard attenuator pot that can control the sensitivity of the input. CV2 can be operated in either exponential or linear mode."

Custom White Kiwi Super 106 - Roland Juno 106

via this auction

"Here’s the first ever Super kiwi 106!

Here’s everything that’s packed inside ;

- custom white graphics and LEDs - kiwi edition
- the kiwi cpu installed perfectly And ready to go.
- a full restoration of all the electronics including voice chips
- fully calibrated
- lighted bender
- external chorus input
- and a special mod over on the far right called the “M3 mod” from the Synth Spa.

This M3 mod has separate frequency and resonance controls for every voice. It’s also set up to provide filter distortion , but we can change that upon request by installing a resistor pack.

As you play , the indicator light for the voice you’re currently using lights up, for easy tweaking .

Here’s 3 good ways you can use this mod;

1. In mono mode. When pressing poly 1 and 2 together , it puts the 106 in mono mode. All notes play at one time. You can vary each voice’s frequency and resonance for a bigger fatter sound .

2. In Poly mode , you can vary each voice for a more expressive solo .

3. In poly mode , during a sequence you can vary every other voice for tastier arpeggios and sequences. Every note can sound different .

Oh and btw, those caps are from a pg200. :-)"

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop Version

via this auction

First used one I've seen for sale.

"Played with it for about an hour. Overall this synth can cover a lot of bases, but I have a few (ok way too many) other synths that have become my sound for the time being. For the price to feature ratio, the cost of the synth is like Taco Bell money.

I have all the original box and contents. Screen protectors are over the screens. I will DOUBLE-BOX over original box and unit."

KORG MONO/POLY SN 372990 w/ Case

via this auction

Roland JV-2080 Synthesizer w/ Expansion Boards

via this auction

SR-JV80-02 Orchestral
SR-JV80-05 World
SR-JV80-16 Orchestral II

Curious how many there were based on the numbering. 16+?

CASIO CZ-1 SN 8612 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Yamaha TQ5 FM Synth Module SN PHO1518

via this auction

"Yamaha FM synthesizer in 1980's styling.
Eight part multitimbral synth, and eight track sequencer.
Includes original Yamaha power adapter, hardware memory card, and the original paper book manual.
In good shape and I have just installed a new memory battery."

Yamaha CS-30 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 SN 0506

via this auction

"This unit is in beautiful condition and in good working order. Serial# 506 I have owned since 2011 and has since seen a complete restoration between myself and The Analog Lab (NYC), most recently in 2016.

The wood paneling, silk screen and keys are in excellent shape. Badges look clean and no major dings or dents to the case.

Internally: The original transformer has been replaced with a much more efficient and cooler (temp) toroidal transformer. The power supply section has been completely rebuilt with new regs and the +/- 5v , +/-15, +12v voltage supplies are incredibly stable.

All tantalum caps have been replaced along with all other caps connected to power rails or the CPU board.

Almost all chips have been replaced and socketed with modern equivalents, of course with the exception of the wonderful analog SSM chips and anything along the audio signal path. (EPROMs, clock, Z80 CPU, op amps, gates, etc.. all replaced!!) The large ribbon cable that connects the CPU board to the voice board can get wonky over time. This has also been replaced.

This overhauled vintage Rev2 is rock solid and has basically been future-proofed for the next 40 years!

All key bushings have been replaced and have good action. This unit has the cassette board installed and working. It is very easy to load/unload patches with a 1/4" audio cable. All pots have been cleaned and have smooth action.

Voices and filters have been tuned / calibrated and sound excellent. I would prefer a local pickup over shipping but I will also ship with a case for protection and have it professionally packaged if you choose that option."

NAMM 2020 Empress FX ZOIA Euro Bureau - Module

Published on Jan 27, 2020 sonicstate

"Taking the award winning Zoia system - which allows you to build systems which include effects synth voices, signal processing and custom routings, mults etc from over 80 included modules and turns it into a Eurorack format and adds 4xCV ins and outs.
Coming in three months or so, final details TBA."

SynthFest UK 2019 Quick Overview

Published on Jan 27, 2020 Sound On Sound magazine

'A quick 55 second overview of SynthFest UK 2019.
Visit for detail of future events."

Dirty sound design & sequencing with the MOK Waverazor // #JAMUARY2020 DAY 27

Published on Jan 27, 2020 DivKidVideo

Fun to look at.

"Let's get the week kicked into touch and off to a banging start. Here's some nasty and dirty sounds out of the MOK Waverazor Eurorack module. There's TONNEs (how many eurorack CV inputs constitute a tonne?) of modulation inputs so I thought I'd throw lots at it, jam with envelopes, VCA offsets, sequences and muting drums in and out and get lots of sounds and sequences flying by. Love it.

Full and detailed patch notes exclusively on"

Synthesiser Dave - Episode 22

Published on Jan 27, 2020 Electronic Sound

"Dave finishes off the Korg MS-10, including some nifty end cheek fixing by Paul. Turns out there's more wrong with it and the rebuild takes longer than anticipated."

Twisted Electrons therapKid Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jan 27, 2020 Bonedo Synthesizers

Twisted Electrons on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Exploring Modulation Pt. 3 - Mod Delay // 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 wildly change the tones even more with the Soma Labs Lyra-8 Drone Synth, using the mod delay.

This is The Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth. It is an experimental analog synthesizer that creates cinematic, strange, beautiful, and cerebral soundscapes."

Exploring Modulation Lyra-8 posts

Hydrasynth Warm Mode Demo at NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 26, 2020 BBoy Tech Report

Arp 2600 Demo NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 26, 2020 BBoy Tech Report

Patch n Tweak

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