MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Patch of the Week 43: Nu:Tekt NTS-1 + SQ-1 Sequencer

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Korg

"The Korg SQ1 sequencer and the NTS1 go together perfectly to create a monophonic subtractive 16 step sequencing synthesizer!"

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Parker NiteFly SA Guitar with Factory Roland Ready GK-2A and Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer

Published on Jan 31, 2020 WayneJoness

"In August of 2006 I found this really, really rare Parker NiteFly SA guitar on ebay. This was a stunning NiteFly SA with a factory installed Roland GK-2A kit. I have never seen one of these before or since. As the Roland kit was factory installed, all the controls, knobs, etc. fit seamless with the standard controls. This NiteFly SA was a true jack-of-all-trades guitar. In addition to the sweet custom DiMarzio pickups, the guitar also had a Fishman pickup installed for acoustic tones. And topping everything off was the Roland 13 pin GK output as well.

In my MIDI speed tests, this guitar has proven to be a real tracking champion as well. Response time was a blazing 15.96 milliseconds using the Roland GI-20 Pitch-to-MIDI converter. This is a tracking speed that is on par with the latest technology available.

In the video, you can see the guitar demonstrated with the Roland GR-300. At the time I was making the RC-1324-PDL, a pedal that accepted a modern 13-pin input and supplied a vintage 24-pin output. The pedal included trimmers for each string, plus two filter preset settings, modulation control and resonance, as well as output presets. The pedal needed to replicate the controls found on a vintage guitar synth controller which are not a part of the GK-2/GK-3 design. You can hear the guitar controlling a Roland GR-100, GR-300 and GR-700.

As much as I loved the sound and flexibility of this guitar, I was never able to adjust to the thin, carbon fibre neck. Do not get me wrong, the neck is awesome, with its stainless steel frets and dead-on intonation. But I found the neck a little fatiguing, as I really prefer a fatter neck. And so, like many guitars, it eventually left and found another owner courtesy of ebay."

Parker NiteFly SA with Factory Internal Roland GK-2A and Roland GR-700 Analog Guitar Synthesizer

Published on Jan 31, 2020 WayneJoness

"This video demonstrates using a Parker NiteFly SA with a factory Roland GK-2A internal pickup. This is a rare guitar, with the Roland electronics installed at the factory. This is the same pickup as found in the original Fender Roland Ready guitars. A RC-1324 converter is used to boost the signals from the Roland 13-pin output to be compatible with the 24-pin system. This enables the Parker NiteFly SA to play a vintage Roland GR-700 Analog guitar synthesiter."

Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal - Optical Spring Reverb Pedal

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal is a next-generation take on the spring reverb concept—by adding optical sensing to typical spring reverb techniques, the Light Pedal brings new tricks and sonic definition to this classic effect.

Light Pedal uses a series of optical sensors to detect displacement of light generated by the vibrating of a traditional spring tank. This eliminates the mechanical loss of energy required to turn the spring's vibrations back into sound, and thereby makes it such that Light Pedal can produce a much broader range of colors than the typical dark, murky spring tank. By alternating between reading multiple optical sensors and introducting feedback, Light Pedal can additionally create effects ranging from tremolo and shimmer to howling tones and harmonic sweeps.

Like all prior Gamechanger releases, the Light Pedal is a refreshing take on a traditional concept, extending its sonic potential considerably.

Check out our interview with Gamechanger Audio here:
Gamechanger devices available here:"

MFB Dominion Club Desktop Sequencer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rackmount SN 0244

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6 SN 322506

via this auction

"The Jupiter 6 is a fantastic analog polysynth that's a little bit of an underdog compared to its siblings the 4 and the 8! However, it is very powerful and is likely overlooked due to the immense fame of the others. Its a dual VCO 6 voice with cross mod capabilities, sync, and triangle, square and saw waveforms. The filter section includes standard low pass but also band pass and high pass operation. The filter envelope routing is not preset so envelope 1, 2, or both can be assigned to control the it! The LFO section is fully featured including a random output and onset delay. Of course there is full preset saving and plenty of performance oriented controls. The one downside is that it does not include chorus or ensemble like many of the other Roland polys! It does have the coolest color scheme and those futuristic aluminum sides though. The external analog ins include arpeggiator clock in, patch shift, pedal hold and CV for the VCA and VCF. Of course it has MIDI as well so there is tons of interfacing available.

This synth is in great working condition and was just serviced by our in house technician. The panel assembly, bender and keybed were refurbished, faders and jacks were resoldered, the master tune pot was replaced, and a standard IEC connector was installed. The replaced master tune pot does not fit the original knob due to lack of an old stock part to replace it with. We will include the original knob with the sale. Cosmetically the synth is looking good but has some wear on the back and a taped on note of the I/O fused to the top corner. The keys are in great shape and are very white. One of the fader caps in the envelope section is significantly more yellow than the others and of course there is the replaced tune knob. All buttons are functioning fine and it sounds incredible as usual!"

SN 322506 was previously listed here.

1970s Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer SN 2004

via this auction

"1970s Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer. Serial number 2004. This is the version with the Moog ladder filter. It works (makes sound) and all sliders/parameters seem to work, but it probably needs some service/calibration/tuning and the keybed would benefit from re-lubrication. The power supply has been partially rebuilt with new filter capacitors and diodes. It's in pretty good shape cosmetically (Please refer to photos for condition). It is missing a few slider caps although most of the original ones are intact. The internal speaker works..."

Akai S612 Midi Digital Sampler & MD 280 Disk Drive w/ Manuals & Disks

via this auction

"This listing is for a Nice Used Akai S612 Midi Digital Sampler with MD 280 Disk Drive :

..including (10) 2.8 Quick Disks

(9) are Blanks and 1 Disk I copied an Original Akai Sounds from the 80's LA Studio 20 Killer Bass (Side A), and LA Studio 20 Double Bass (Side B). for you to have a sound on hand when you get this set.

We had the Power Supply Board Refresh with new capacitors, and other aging components.

The Disk Drive Work Great, it has a New Belt, (also come with a New Back-Up Belt ).

Also Included The Original Replacement Felt Pad that came with the MD280 when the original one wear out (see last photo)

Original Akai S612 Midi Digital Sampler Operator Manual

Original Akai MD280 Disk Drive Operator Manual

Inputs/Outputs Have Been Cleaned

Unit Works Great"

#Jamuary2020 08, Arturia MicroFreak and Zoom MS-70CDR, Played Delays

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Waveformer

"Playing with the delays as a live improvisation instrument, using the Arturia MicroFreak and Zoom MS-70CDR.

My music on Bandcamp:

The patches for the MicroFreak and the MS-70 are included below.

This jam features three Zoom MS-70CDRs running in parallel, with long delays timed to fill in the gaps in the slow eight note arpeggiated pattern played by the MicroFreak. The long delays are accompanied by a trigger (fast, repetitive) delay, a filter delay, an auto-pan delay and a reverse delay. Delays are turned on and off during the jam to vary the melody and intensity.

The Zoom MS-70CDR patches are included below. To load a patch into the MS-70, connect your MS-70 to your computer using a USB cable, go to, right-click an available patch slot, select "Import Patch from text", and paste in this text.

January 2020: SP-2400 Production Update

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Isla Instruments


Published on Jan 31, 2020 LESINDES

"First contact with MFB SYNTH PRO, 8 voice, 3 VCO polyphonic synth with 2 filters. A 12 dB multimode filter which is a genuine MFB design and a 24 dB lopass SSM filter.
This is a unit of the REGULAR PRODUCTION!"

SynthFest 2020 - Tombola Vintage

Published on Jan 31, 2020 SynthFest France

Moog Minitaur & Sirin - Custom Overlays

Published on Jan 30, 2020 Human Oversynth

"This video shows how to install our overlays on the Moog Minitaur and Sirin synthesizers. Overlays for these synthesizers and others are available from our online store:"

Double Novation Circuit Jam

Published on Jan 31, 2020

"Dual Novation Circuit synthwave jam spectacular.
Made with patches by Digiphex: [below]
This song is on a new mini-EP I just dropped yesterday. You can listen to it on all the regular streaming platforms or BandCamp:"

Novation Circuit Sounds I - AFX, BOC, Lone, Rich Chigga, Crim3s

Published on Nov 10, 2017 Digiphex Electronics

Download the patches:

Deep & dark jam w/ Deckard's Dream, Octatrack, ContinuuMini, modular (collab w/ Crooked Walking)

Published on Jan 31, 2020

"A live, semi-improvised hardware performance, and inspired by late-night collaboration. Tim Rich (aka Crooked Walking) was kind enough to host me as we stumbled our way into making a song from scratch. I handled some of the bones of the structure, and Tim was masterful in detailing the song with rich, unpredictable modular sounds. He also took advantage of the ContinuuMini (and its EagenMatrix internal synth engine) to make a great lead voice. I'm super pleased with the results of our night of hanging out.

At the end of the session, we decided we'd both take the audio and video and mix it in our respective ways. As such, please check out Crooked Walking's version of the audio and video here!: [below]

Written and performed in a 3-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master.

Elektron Octatrack MkII — Drums, bass, ambience, MIDI sequencing for the Deckard's, effects for the Deckard's, master-level effects and scenes
Black Corporation Deckard's Dream — Three synth lines

Crooked Walking's setup, in order of appearance (thanks to Tim for writing this):

Morphagene – I caught an interesting loop in the 4ms Dual Looping Delay while I was running a different Quanta patch and recorded a couple variations of the patch into Morphagene. The Gene Size and Slide parameters are being manually controlled from the left two sliders on the Intellijel Tetrapad. The morph and Organize parameters are being modulated by the Malekko Voltage Block.

QuantaPercussion – This is a drone coming from Quanta on the iPad running one of the new Hainbach test equipment patches. The Quanta is set to drone a few notes that are then run into the modular. They are patched through a VCA with a Intellijel ADSR envelope being triggered by the Monome Grid running the Kria software on the Ansible module. The output of the VCA is then run into the 4ms Dual Looping Delay which is being controlled manually throughout the video (top right of the eurorack). The output of the Dual Looping Delay is going into the Intellijel Planar for some panning effects modulated by an LFO from the Monome Arc4. Finally, it’s being output into the Make Noise QPAS. The stereo width controls are being modulated by the Malekko Voltage Block. The filter cutoff is being controlled manually from the right most slider on the Intellijel Tetrapad. The high pass output from the QPAS is then recorded.

ContinuuMini – The ContinuuMini is running a choir preset from the EaganMatrix directly into Ableton. There are several plugins on the patch, most notably Ableton Echo for delay and the XLN RC20 Retro Color emulating an old cassette tape to lower the fidelity of the otherwise pristine sounding ContinuuMini.

Kick – The Intellijel Plonk SubKick preset is being triggered by the Monome Grid (running the Kria program on the Ansible module as described above in the Quanta Percussion description). The output is running through the LoFi Junky and, most importantly, through the Klangbau Rohren Tube VCA."

Crooked Walking x Jay Hosking | Modular, Deckard's Dream, ContinuuMini, Octatrack +

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Crooked Walking

"This is my first full track in a long time, and I'm so excited that I got to make it with Jay Hosking. Some recent major (positive) life changes have kept me from making music, but I've finally got my new space setup and am back to making sounds.

Jay is a wizard with the Octatrack and really built the structure of this piece. The first two minutes are mostly him performing with Deckard's and the Octatrack."

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK: Dawless Jam on #Elektron #AnalogFour mk2 #Jamuary2020 #VolcaDrum #Keystep

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Gary P Hayes

Hey, at least the synths will survive...

"Continuous live dawless jam / improvisation on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk2 and Korg Volca Drum

Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing"

Ltd Edition Flame Orange Native Instruments Maschine MkIII

via this auction

"10th anniversary ultra limited edition Maschine Mk3 controller and software with original packaging material.

This unit is one of the 100 made to celebrate "a decade in the game of Maschine" and they all sold out in minutes when made available for purchase on Native Instrument's website on September 3, 2019."

EP231 Terminal Island

Published on Jan 30, 2020 CatSynth TV

"Terminal Island is home to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. We explore somewhat isolated freeways, CA 103 (the Terminal Island Freeway) and CA 47 that connect the ports to the rest of L.A. and southern California in this noir-ish video.

Hardware Synthesizers:
Sputnik Modular Dual Oscillator
Rossum Electro Morphues Filter
QuBit Prism
Strymon Magneto

Software Synthesizers:
Arturia Buchla Easel V
Arturia Synthi V
Arturia Mellotron V
EastWest Orchestral Percussion Gold
EastWest RA gamelan percussion"

Gestrument Pro Tutorial #4 - MIDI, Sync and External Synths

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Gestrument

With the DSI TETRA.

"Welcome to the fourth part of our Tutorial series on Gestrument Pro! In this Video we're going to apply everything we've learned so far and start messing around with external gear like synthesizers, sequencers and midi controllers! We'll be looking at sync options, how to connect gestrument pro to your workstation, how to play with external synths and we'll be making a controller mapping that'll let you play Gestrument like a musical etch-a-sketch!"

See this post for additional demos.

Synth Jam (Episode1) - Korg Radias/Arturia Matrixbrute/Behringer Deepmind

Published on Jan 31, 2020 LFOstore

"In this episode i started from evolving pad of Korg Radias and move to the melancholic pattern of Deepmind 6 with latch function.

Arturia Matrixbrute working as bass & wobble machine and played manually.
Performace developing very slowly.

Our sounds:

Behringer DeepMind:

Enjoy & comment please!"

Yamaha EX5 resampling - how to get more polyphony on your virtual analog patches

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"Here's how to convert your virtual analog (or virtual acoustic) patch to an AWM patch, so you can play more than 2 notes simultaneously on your Yamaha EX5. Table of contents below. You should have the RAM expansion installed for this.
If you're searching for the RAM expansion, here's a link:

Using the Flash memory expansion is also highly recommended:
Samples stored in this memory won't be deleted when you turn off your machine.

Table of contents:

00:00 Introduction
00:30 creating a virtual analog sound
04:09 sampling the VA sound
06:10 sample looping
08:42 creating a "wave"
11:13 creating an AWM patch
13:43 finished AWM patch
15:02 some channel announcements"

TAPE-ify Your Digital Recordings - Reel to Reel Tape Recorder - Cassette Recorder

Premiered Jan 17, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

Interesting service from supporting member, The Galaxy Electric. For a nominal fee, they will record your digital music to tape and send a digital recording of that back to you. Details and link to the service follow.

"For sound examples:

Click through to tape-ify here

Ever wish you had some special sauce to make your track sound more vintage or retro?

We have the perfect solution.

We have come to love the sound of analog tape. Whether it be cassette, reel to reel, high speed, or low speed - they all have a sound of their own.

Let us Tape-ify your digital recordings.

Whether you record to a computer, phone, tablet, or stand alone recorder, send us your mono, stereo, or even up to four track recordings, and we will record them to cassette or reel to reel and send you the high resolution digital track in all of its tape-ified glory.

Email us a link to your file here:"

VCV Rack Live Stream - Maze

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here you can find Maze -

If you find something interesting during the stream, please feel free to leave a timestamp link in the comments so other people can find it easily :) Thank you!"

Quad 'hip-hop & 'house-music' Boxes

Two 2 x 2 pics in via M Me.


Ace Tone FR-15 Vintage Programmable Analogue Drum Machine w/ Original Box

via this auction

You can find a video of one posted here.

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"Very rare vintage drum machine made buy the company that went on to become Roland

In perfect condition looks unused in its original box.

Working perfectly great sounding and a little bit more versatile than the preset rhythm units of this era.

This is a Japanese voltage unit but I can supply a step down transformer if required."

Roland MPU-401N MIDI Processing Unit

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Never scene one of these before. The second to last image is the top. It's a pretty thin device. I found the bottom image from this site.

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

ASM Hydrasynth Keyboard Synthesizer Sounds Demo & Best Features

Published on Jan 31, 2020 PMTVUK

Hydrasynth on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Our resident synth expert Jim, takes a look at the new ASM Hydrasynth Keyboard Synthesizer.

In this video, Jim shows us the cool features and best sounds from the all-new ASM Hydrasynth Keyboard. This awesome synth features a Polytouch 49 note Polyphonic aftertouch keybed for maximum expression as well as a range of amazing sounds that will appeal to producers and musicians who like to create complete sonic soundscapes.

This is a perfect synth if you want to create Bladerunner, Vangelis inspired sounds, or create your own unique sonic textures. You have 3 oscillators, a built-in arpeggiator, MIDI, USB, CV/GATE Interfaces and so many more features it's tough to list them all."

Serge + Wing Pinger

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Meng Qi

Camera : Candice

Five Minutes With - 4ms Tapographic Delay

Published on Jan 31, 2020 sonicstate

"The 4ms Tapographic delay is a complex multi-tap delay module a 'tap''button, allowing you to tap in different delay taps in custom rhythms. Theres also plenty of CV control for modulation, custom user presets and way more to explore.
#fiveminuteswith #synthjam"

Exploring Serge patch techniques from 'My First Serge Patch' // #JAMUARY2020 DAY 31

Published on Jan 31, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Let's end #JAMUARY2020 with a "first", ending on a first, seems like a nice thing to say and do. Here's exploring some Serge patching techniques (these can apply to any format) based on my first Serge patch on my Edelweiss Serge panel that I took to Matthew Shaw's studio for a literal first patching of that system. With some ideas from Matthew about using the DUSG as syncing oscillators it turned into a 3 oscillator synced sub harmony chordal voice that faded in and out and sequenced itself beautifully. I couldn't replicate the sync/locked sub harmonies quiet the same as the first patch but it was fun to re build this and share some Serge format content with you."

Push Hacker (trailer) a Max for Live Device to boost your workflow with Ableton Push

Published on Jan 31, 2020 Soundmanufacture

"► Push Hacker is a Max for Live device that unables Push Users to re-assign any of Push's controls whilst in Note or Session Modes.

It offers 7 different modes:

-Select track
-Solo button
-Trigger clip
-Set Button matrix

► Do you want to get Push Hacker?
Get it on Soundmanufacture's Web site"

Korg SDD-2000 - Digital Sampling Delay | 1985

Published on Jan 30, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Sampling in 1985 was very expensive, but since all samplers basically are digital delays, Korg came up with the idea to trigger the delay from MIDI, hence playing the samples. This way you could have affordable sampling in 1985, albeit in mono and no sample editing of any kind. Regardless, this was a very good option on a budget."

SDS Digital Melisma - Spread Knob & CV

Published on Jan 30, 2020 freshnelly

"This tutorial covers the in's and outs of the Spread function, use, and it's modifiers. (Note order/Swing/Randomize)
Enabling or disabling the Spread Quantization is quickly done from The Spread Quick-Box button. Spread can quantize to the GATE, ACLK, Progressions, and LHAND timing, in any combination, making the rhythmic possibilities pretty much endless."

SDS Digital Melisma

Super Analog four - Elektron A4 mk1

Published on Jan 30, 2020 philmakesnoise

"Analog Four project I just wrapped up for about $18 and the better half of two afternoons.

I found this really cheap with a rough paintjob. It was just messed up enough for me to mod it carefree :D"

Custom Nintendo / SNES Elektron Analog Four.


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