MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Continuucon 2020 Set for April 27-29 in Palmela, Portugal

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Mike ContinuuCon

"ContinuuCon 2020, the fifth annual international Haken Continuum Conference, will take place on April 27–29 in
Palmela, Portugal. Musicians and technologists describe the Haken Continuum as the world’s most uniquely expressive electronic musical instrument. As in previous years, ContinuuCon 2020 will extend an opportunity for Continuum players, sound designers, software developers, and electronic music enthusiasts to explore the Continuum Fingerboard and ContinuuMini through performances, workshops, lectures, and more.

More at"

Roland HS-60 Synthesizer SN 594599

via this auction

Korg PE1000 Polyphonic Ensemble

via this auction

"This is an analog synth with an oscillator for every key. No MIDI, it's too old for that, so you have to actually play it.

It has filters and an envelope generator, and control over the resonance of the filters.

It also has built in sounds: String, pipe organ, brass, electric piano, piano, harpsichord, clavichord. The "CONTROL" button switches you over to the synth sounds and the envelope generator etc.

In great shape, fully functional EXCEPT that the light doesn't come on when you turn it on. I have not opened it up, but I expect there's a fairly standard light bulb that's burned out."

Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8 Digital Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Disks

via this auction

Korg PS3100 Restoration by Thesis Audio Service

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Mike Metz

via Thesis Audio Service

"Vintage Korg PS3100 poly synth that we recently restored for an east coast customer. It got a total rebuild involving many months of tedious labor. We replaced 191 capacitors, all PC board edge connectors, gave it a complete cleaning of all contacts and controls, new LEDs and many chips as needed. It came working out perfectly and the sound is amazing! It's the mothership of early poly synths and one of my all time favorite restorations!"

Roland SH-32 synthesizer/ YMO 東風 and technopolis / debussy and bach

Published on Feb 2, 2020 HAGIWO modular synthesizer channel

"My first time impression.

0:00 東風(tong poo)/yellow magic orchestra
0:25 Air on the G string BWV1068/ J.S.Bach
1:19 technopolis/yellow magic orchestra
2:08 Clair de Lune/Debussy
2:39 八重の桜/坂本龍一(ryuichi sakamoto)
3:13 黄土高原/坂本龍一(ryuichi sakamoto)
3:47 behind the mask / michael jackson or YMO or ric clapton

Analog model synthesizer."

Access Virus C Desktop SN 10200842

via this auction

Soft — Model:Samples study #1

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Vague Robots

Elektron Model:Samples on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"I bought a Model:Samples recently, as it seemed like it'd be a fun device to make some quick little jams with. I was right, I've played a few gigs with it so far and it's very instant.

In this video, I'm using some of the softer sounds from my latest sample pack—1000 sounds made using an original ARP 2600:"

KAWAI K4 Synthesizer- ROM Card E4-01- BANK D - Sounds demo (1989) 80s

Published on Feb 2, 2020 AX84

"Bank D from the Kawai's card E4-01. Enjoy!"

AX84 KAWAI K4 posts

Erica Synths Bassline DB01 Side View at Perfect Circuit

Published on Feb 1, 2020 VJ FRANZ K

BLEASS alpha iOS synthesizer

Published on Feb 2, 2020 boxoftextures

"The BLEASS alpha synthesizer app is a solid new entry in the 2020 iOS synth pantheon. Clean interface and easy to program yet still has modulation power and sounds darn good. Can definitely see using this all the time.

This is a First Touch™ video as the app was released only about 10 hours before recording. In other words, please forgive me if I missed something truly obvious as this was the first time I used it. Definitely looking forward to digging in deeper.

As usual, no presets were harmed in the making of this video, although a few new ones may have been created at the time.

You can find me on Twitter at
I also have a Patreon at

BLEASS is at
The BLEAS alpha synthesizer is at"

First Look: KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Fully Programmable Mono Synthesiser

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Noisegate

Nu:Tekt NTS-1 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"We had loads of fun assembling the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 synth at the Korg booth at the winter NAMM show in LA, but now we’re back and had some time to sit down and really discover what’s possible with this mini synth. Assembling your own synth is about as nerdy as it gets, but I’ll tell you what – it sure is fun."

Wersi M.A.X.1 Max German Sound Drum Synth Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

You can find a couple of demos in previous posts here.

Oberheim Two Voice Pro Cream/White SN 0346

via this auction

Rucci Touch Synthesizer

Published on Feb 2, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We explore the Rucci Touch Synthesizer, a tiny handmade electronic musical instrument. We play it on its own, then run it through the QuBit Prism and Strymon Magneto modules."

Doepfer Dark Energy II

via this auction

CASIO CZ-5000 Digital Synthesizer 1985 | HD DEMO

Published on Feb 2, 2020 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2020 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the CASIO CZ-5000 digital synthesizer from 1985.
I played the CZ-5000 with reverb effects from a Lexicon MPX 500 and delay effects from a Korg SDD-3000. You hear some of my own sounds."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #77: Korg M1R - Song 3

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"After moving to another city my studio is (at least partially) ready, so that after 6 months I can start to do music again, yeah :-D

This is the third song with the M1R. It's a 16 voice 8-part multitimbral synthesizer based on PCM waveforms. This time the outcome of the session was a minimal soundscape track.

I used for the recording the following FX:
Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, GFI System Specular Reverb 2

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC for recording. To create the complete song I created and 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.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"

Doepfer Dark Energy MkI Revisited - Some Tunes & Drones (reverb, some delay)

Published on Feb 2, 2020 DreamsOfWires

"Revisiting what was my first analog synth; the original Doepfer Dark Energy. First part of the video is some melodic sounds/arps, followed by some noise/drones/effects from 5:50 onwards. Turn on Subtitles for some patch explanation.

I used this little analog synth for drone sounds in some of my favourite early videos:

Recorded on an iPad via Focusrite 18i6, using AUM with Dubstation 2 delay, mostly EOS2 and some ShimmerFX reverbs. Video also edited on an iPad because my MacBook is still broken, so I've kept it simple.

My music is available here:
Support my channel here:
News/Updates/live info here:
Looking forward to performing at Superbooth 20 in April."

Borderlands Granular Upgrade | 2020 Starts Strong | haQ attaQ

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Jakob Haq

"Borderlands Granular is without a doubt one of the most loved iOS Music Apps out there and it just received a proper upgrade. Apart from having a look at all of the new features in the new update, we’ll also be hearing from Chris Carlson himself, the guy who created this Granular Synth beast. Join me and discover how Chris has improved on an already brilliant Granular synth concept!"

FM Synthesis Explained | Operators & Algorithms

Published on Feb 1, 2020 madFame

"Welcome to madFame FM - FM Synthesis Explained.

In this episode I explain the structure and function of FM operators and algorithms. This FM Synthesis series is easy to understand and great for those who are new to FM.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page:
All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files.

If you want to program some of my custom patches then check out my DX7 Custom Patches.

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

BLEASS ALPHA - New iPad Synthesizer!

Published on Feb 1, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


"BLEASS ALPHA - New iPad Synthesizer!

I show some examples of what can be made using the sounds of the new iPad synthesizer from BLEASS, "Alpha".
It sounds prettty sweet, and the *MOTION SEQUENCER* is crazy awesome for adding rhytmic movement / modulation to your sounds!

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

Details via the App Store:

"The BLEASS Alpha Synth is a virtual analog polyphonic stereo synthesizer inspired by classic analog synths and enhanced by the BLEASS’ very own musical and technical approach.
The Alpha is a highly versatile Synthesizer that aims at bringing new ways of designing and playing an infinite constellation of sounds in the iOS music making universe.

The BLEASS Alpha Synth offers many features that all musicians and producers alike will enjoy using in their music making process:

SIMPLE & INTUITIVE INTERFACE: follow the direction of the audio signal : design your own synth sounds by tweaking each panel, from left to right.

VISUALISE YOUR SOUND : thanks to its user-friendly visual filters, sliders, LFOs and envelopes, quickly understand how to design your own presets.

First patch with Magneto from Strymon

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Omri Cohen

"Lyrics by Leonard Cohen:

For I have been thru many lives
and no one follows me
I am what you were last night
and I am what you'll be

The moment that you track me down
I surrender there
I leave you with a bag of cracks
that you know you must repair

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

You can get the WAV file and stems on my Patreon page -
And also the VCV Rack patch file -

Here are some patch notes:

Landscape Stereo Field as drum processor

Published on Feb 2, 2020 MIDERA

"Using the Landscape Stereo Field as a processor for drums from the Machinedrum. Unfortunately, my second camera decided not to actually record any footage.

Used the Machinedrum and Analog Keys. Eventide Blackhole for reverb."

big maq

Published on Feb 2, 2020 zack dagoba

"I got a MAQ 16/3 sequencer - these are now officially VINTAGE (i.e. they are hard to find/expensive/old technology/not supported/bad manual'ed/smell nice)

Here I am trying to get my head round it, using the Roland 100M as a sound source, a Korg SDD2000 delay and THREE incredible reverbs (2 x M5000 and the QRS)"

Novation Peak & TC Electronic Alter Ego

Published on Feb 2, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

TEISCO SX400 Synthesizer SN 5944

via this auction

"This comes from my personal collection and has had little use recently.

One of the rarest synths around likened to a Jupiter 4 but the magic on these are its de-tuneable oscillators!

I had it for almost two years, the previous owner had CV/Gate retro fitted but I have not tested these so cannot confirm it works correctly. The synth otherwise is in good working shape with minor wear and tar as expected. One cheek end has gaffer tape (before my time) but this adds to the charm in my humble opinion :)"

Technosaurus Microcon

via this auction

Technosaurus Cyclodon

via this auction

Fairlight CMI Series I SN A058025

via this auction

"This is a very rare, complete Fairlight CMI Series I - serial number 25, built in May 1980.

I bought it in 2015 with the intention of setting it up in my studio and maybe getting the keyboard case refinished at some point. But instead it's been sitting in my workshop and has been rarely used since I bought it.

Very mixed feelings about offering this system for sale because I'd rather keep it, but I know it will only sit longer. I'm sure there are musicians, collectors, studios or museums out there who could make better use of it, or at least give it the care it deserves.

I'm not in a rush to sell it, so I'm putting it out there to see if there's any interest at the price point I'm interested in. I'm basically just trying to break even, and this being a very rare complete Series I, hopefully may have appreciated or at least maintained its value since I bought it.

The synth collector I purchased it from told me it was once Bob Moog's demo system. Some of the disks and paperwork that came with it have "Bob" written on them, but I cannot confirm this. It may even be the system Bob Moog demoed in the Jeff Harris YouTube video clips.

You can see it in action in my YouTube video (search for Fairlight Mars Lasar) or when I exhibited it at VCF East 2015 (search for Scott Joplin Fairlight).

The photos attached here were taken a few weeks ago, so the machine still powers up and boots up fine.

Screen is still crisp with very little screen burn and almost no screen rot. Light pen still works fairly well. Keyboard is typical for a Series I, very light plastic action, but works fine. Both floppy drives work. QWERTY keyboard works fine, and all keys respond with tactile feedback. The entire power supply was replaced in 2015."

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

ORGON SYSTEMS Enigiser Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Custom build by Geoff Waterstone

It’s not very often these will come up for sale, more so because only 6 were in existence.

If you’re looking at this advert you may know of Orgon Systems cult following most notably for its Enigiser filter commented and admired by many a forum.

In the time I have had it its been well looked after and mid 2019 I had both the modulars serviced by Kent Spong and this without schematics, as they do not exist!

This could be a once in a lifetime purchase and if you’re a modular lover or collector could be the only time you will see one of these. I have had several requests in the past for pictures of the boards and especially the filter module for clone duplication which I have respectfully declined. There’s a charm and history surrounding the build of this machine which I have chosen to respect given these were not supplied with any manuals or schematics by its creator.

Below are the modules on the unit, which also run on 220v.

Digitone Nemesis Patches for Ambient, Dub and Techno - Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Limbic Bits

"Nemesis Sound Pack for Elektron Digitone contains 128 patches and 18 patterns (20 kits in total) for Ambient, Dub and Techno.

▶ Purchase link:"

SHOCKWAVE - Synth Module - Exploring Atmospherics - Demo for the iPad

Published on Feb 2, 2020 The Sound Test Room

Vermona PERfourMER Mk2 Ambient Chords

Published on Feb 2, 2020 PaulLawlerMusic

"Atmospheric chord sequence and modulation."

CZ Touch iOS, Connections & Basic Overview (Casio CZ-3000)

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Todd Smith Music

"CZ Touch brings new life to any classic synthesizer from the Casio CZ line. CZ Touch allows you to apply a modern touch based interface and break away from the old Casio CZ synthesizer menu dive. This video will tell you the basic connections needed to use CZ Touch with your favorite Casio CZ synth and show the basic features that make this app a "must have" for any Casio CZ owner with a iPad."

Meris Polymoon demo with Moog Grandmother

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Furence

"Short sound demo of the great Polymoon delay pedal with a Moog Grandmother synth"

Orpho OUROBOROS | Vacuum Tube VCO Eurorack Module

Published on Feb 2, 2020 HOX808

"In the OUROBOROS, the ECF 80 triode pentode is used in duplicate. It was originally intended as a TV and radio tube, but was also used in power amplifiers. Now we have revived them for the Eurorack. Even if a tube oscillator consumes a lot of electricity and its habit is always somewhat extravagant, it is worth starting up. Unique sounds are available for noises research.

Due to the 'curved' characteristics of the tube oscillator, the module does not have an exactly defined control characteristic (e.g. V / octave). The inevitable tolerances of the tube oscillator will also cause each module to sound a little different.

2 x CV input for frequency control with attenuator.
IN - signal input / sync with attenuator.
Out - signal output. Scope frequency range high / low
3U high, 12HP wide, 30mm deep. Caution! Outstanding module! 42mm from front panel.

Power consumption: 12V | 400mA! 800mA during the warm-up phase (approx. 30 seconds)."

MIDERA: The landscape of war

Published on Feb 2, 2020 MIDERA

"I traded a delay pedal for this Landscape Stereo Field device... I'm not sure about it yet. My apologies as I test it out for a while. Unfortunately I've stolen the drums from another one of my tracks to do this one. Oh well.

Landscape FM Stereo Field
Elektron Analog Keys (pads)
Elektron Machinedrum (routed to the Stereo field)
Elektron Monomachine (keys)
Eventide Blackhole vst"

PULSAR-23 demonstration by Richard Devine

Published on Feb 1, 2020 Vlad Kreimer

Oberheim OBXa RAW, no FX

Published on Feb 1, 2020 synthlegends

"Some of my presets and tweaking of the OBXa. I recorded it directly in stereo into my audio interface without any FX in the signal chain. So you can hear some stereo panning of the panned voices. Also in the DAW I didn't use any mastering, Plug Ins or equalizers.

The OBXa was introduced 1980, its forerunner was the OBX. Where the OBX had discrete VCO and SEM 12 dB filter design, the OBXa had Curtis chips.

The OBXa is quite limited in sound design, because it has no mixer for the waveforms and oscillators. There is only SAW and Pulse with PMW, but it has two filter types 12 dB and 24 dB. The only LFO can modulate PMW for OSC 1 and 2, VCO 1 and 2 and Filter. It has got also a random mode (SH). You can sync OSC 1 to OSC 2, which makes nice lead sounds. There is also an unison mode and portamento.

A great feature of that time was the split and layer mode. A famous split sound is used in 1984 from Van Halen.

The OBXa has not very quick envelopes, but is a fantastic synth for fat strings and pad sounds. PMW modulation by LFO independently for the Oscillators is a dream.

In this video I tried to demonstrate these capabilities for long evolving sounds with sweeping filters and evolving PMW as well.

Thanks for watching."

Patch n Tweak

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