MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Analogue Solutions Vostok 2020 Analogue Power Synth (song)

Published on Feb 10, 2020 rezfilter

"Take it up a notch!

Use headphones or studio monitors for the best listening experience!

Here's a multi-tracked track assembled using only the Vostok 2020's synth sounds. These sounds only scratch the surface of the Vostok's true modular architecture and capabilities. But, it was fun nonetheless. ;)

This track relied heavily on the Vostok 2020's two onboard sequencers (analogue and MIDI note sequencer) to create the modulated analogue sequences and rhythms you hear throughout. Individual Vostok tracks were laid down in Logic Pro.

The Vostok 2020 is a 3-oscillator Power Synth with a real spring reverb and an amazing pin matrix. It is also rack-mountable and includes the following features:

-MIDI note sequencer.
-MIDI to CV Converter with Velocity CV.
-3 Oscillators with Saw, Square, Pulse Width.
-Sub Oscillators.
-Ring Modulation.
-2 VC LFOs with Saw, reverse Saw, Square, Triangle.
-CV / Gate step sequencer.
-Moving coil signal meter.
-Joystick controller.
-2 Envelope generators each with repeat feature.
-White noise.
-Sample and hold.
-Unity gain mixer.
-Multi-mode VCF.
-Pin matrix!
-Spring Reverb (3 real springs!)
-Rear panel jack patch point.
-Optional rack mount.
-All analogue voice & modulation circuits


Sensel Morph with Arturia Piano and Audio Modeling SWAM flute and cello | Buchla & Fuge Machine

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Sensel

"Due to recent aesthetic complaints about our wild taste in sound, we decided to head to the conservatory and make some music rooted in tradition. Of course, we didn't give up on electronics, we just showed how expressive the Morph can be with acoustic sounds.

Using the @Audio Modeling SWAM flute and cello, and the @Arturia piano, we created a simple tune and bent the natural sounds these things are capable of. The Thunder overlay is sending MPE data to the cello and flute models (NOT samples!), using pressure and gesture to coax some beautiful sounds. Recorded in Bitwig Studio, and a touch of @Madrona Labs Aaltoverb on the flute.

Learn more at"

Sensel Morph with Buchla Easel Command + Fugue Machine iPhone MIDI sequencing

Published on Jan 30, 2020 Sensel

"The Easel Command has all the wonderful sound of the Buchla Music Easel, but gives you modern inputs to integrate with the rest of your studio. There's an option to add a USB Host so you can plug your Sensel Morph directly into the synthesizer.

In this video, I have the iPhone app "Fugue Machine" sending MIDI out over USB to the Easel's USB MIDI port, and the Sensel Morph sending MIDI to the Easel's USB Host module. The Sensel Morph uses vertical gestures to control the Easel's "timbre" slider by sending MIDI CC1. The X or horizontal motions are sending pitchbend data. Finally, pressure is controlling the level of "level 2", set to low pass filter.
It makes for a very elegant setup and a vast universe of pure analog sound.

You may ask - why the drum pad overlay? Well, my Buchla Thunder Overlay was at the office, so I thought I'd try the drum pad. As you can see, it's still awesome.

Learn more at"

SERPENS MODULAR || Introductory Ara Tutorial ||

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Serpens Modular

"This video is an overview of the Aras core functions and provides examples of basic patches. These will give users an understanding of the key features of the Ara and provide the foundations for more complex patching options that will be covered in future videos."

via Serpens Modular

"Sequential Switch / Sequencer / Voltage Source / Clock Divider

The Ara is a sequential switch on steroids that was designed by us with live performance in mind. At its core it is a 5 step unidirectional sequential switch, allowing users to cycle through 5 different incoming voltages on the slave i/o jacks and send them out in steps via the master i/o jack. It can also be used in reverse, with the master i/o jack becoming the input and the 5 slave i/o jacks becoming outputs for distributing one voltage source to up to 5 destinations in timed steps.

We then decided to take it further and integrate both a clock divider with secondary clock input for self patching and continuous voltage sliders on each step. These are output individually at the top of the module or passed through to the master i/o when no input is present on that step. The voltage range of the sliders can be adjusted to either 0 to 5v or -5 to +5v using the switch at the base of each channel. Without an incoming clock signal, the Ara works as a stand alone bank of 5 voltage faders.

Gate outs are both per step and as a summed output which can be used to trigger envelopes being fed into the Aras slave i/os. With no incoming inputs, voltage sliders and the gate outputs can be used to turn the Ara into a 5 step sequencer. Sequence length can be easily changed by patching a gate step into the reset jack. Any step that is excluded from the sequence then becomes a stand alone continuous voltage source.

Hand made in Melbourne, Australia. Orders ship every Friday afternoon.

25mm Deep
60 mA +12V
45 mA -12V"

Synths at Bedtime: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Impulse Command Synthesizer

Published on Feb 10, 2020 GetJervis

"The Strange case of The Impulse Command! This fabulous Synth has a lot of similarities to the excerpt read in this episode of Synths at Bedtime.. Hope it doesn't give you nightmares!"

CatSynth TV Volca Modular Giveaway Winners (and modular jam)

Published on Feb 10, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We announce the winners of our just-concluded giveaway! First prize was a Volca Modular synthesizer, and the runner-up prizers were CatSynth T-Shirts.

Congratulations to the winners, and if you didn't win this time, no worries - there will be another giveaway in a few months. And please stay tuned for the opening of our store where you can get t-shirts and other CatSynth merchandise 😺

We also include a short jam featuring the Volca Modular, Strymon Magneto, QuBit Prism, and After Later Pique at 1:19."

Follow-up to this post.

system 80 810 eurorack module

via this auction

"new system 80 810 euro rack module three section subtractive Synth voice . The 810 reflects the 110 module from the Roland System 100m but looks about a thousand times more gorgeous. They say it also has elements from the System 700 and Jupiter-8 in there somewhere."

You can check out a demo of one here.

Yamaha DX200 Desktop Control Synthesizer - FM Synthesis

via this auction

KORG Wavestate Synthesiser: Vector Synthesis Tutorial

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Noisegate

KORG Wavestate on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"In this video we walk through the process of building layered performance from a blank template using Korg ‘s new Wavestate synthesiser, and explore the basics of manipulating this performance using Vector Synthesis."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with Patrik FK of Kommunity FK

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Patrik FK, founder/composer/shapeshifter of the highly influential Amerikan Deathrock/Gothic Rock group Kommunity FK, is a multi-instrumentalist, electronic, avant art-rock solo artist and composer who is creating within a genre that he refers to as “Avant Synth Pop Minimalism.”

“I only apply synthesizers to my sonic creations. No guitars are allowed within the making of my music. I compose all of my songs instrumentally first, then reflect on how the result evokes my inner feelings and thoughts. I improvise and just follow my muse. I draw from the DaDaists, Surrealists, and German Expressionists, which have been and influence since my childhood together with my own inner visions.”

Mata performs with a Sequential Mopho x4, drum loops, and drum machines. Patrik performs all vocals as well. No MIDI is used in the design of his music. His synth comes from a blessed endorsement given to him by Dave Smith Instruments in the mid-2000s.

We chatted with Patrik about how he uses the Mopho x4 in his music"

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #79: Kasser DAFM Synth - Song 1

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the DAFM Synth [see here for details]. It's an FM synthesizer based on either the YM2612 yamaha chip (used in SEGA Genesis / Megadrive home consoles and various SEGA arcade game systems, including the Mega-Play, System 18, and System 32) or the cleaner sounding YM3438 chip without the crossover distortion in the output. Both sound chips has six channels with four operators per channel.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
K1r - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PCfor recording. To create the complete song I 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 :-)"

Bontempi memoplay - monophonic organ with sequencer

Published on Feb 10, 2020 lo fidgerald

"Bontempi memoplay & Boss dr 110

I made some modifications
pitch / aux / tremolo / 8 bit sound / trig in-out / volume / hold"

Electromechanical Eurorack stuff

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Gibran PantalaLabs

"Solenoids and hammers"

The MCS70 by ELKA's Mario Maggi - Only One In Existence Might Come to Soundmit

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Badilevintage

Details on Soundmit with the pics further below.

"Hello everybody , my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ and Synth.
In this video i show you the test after restored of ultra rare MCS70 made by Ing. Mario Maggi .
The only piece in the world!!"

[Side note: Mario Maggi was the man behind the ELKA Synthex. There was only one previous post that mentioned the MCS70 here on MATRIXSYNTH posted back in 2006. This had me wondering whether there are any other one-off synths, and what are some of the rarest synths out there? There was the ASE Modular also by Mario Maggi. There is only one S.W.A.N but it shares the same synth engine as the Syntar. There was also the ConBrio ADS, protoype Minimoogs if you want to count them, prototype Orchestron (not technically a synth, but...), the original Acxel Resynthesizer, clear Gleeman Pentaphonic (same engine as the solid black ones though), rare EMS synths, rare PPGs (here and here for example), and I'm sure others I forget at the moment. If you can think of any, leave a comment below! BTW, the New Old Label is a great resource for exploring vintage gear that never appeared on the site before. I highly recommend it and the exclusive labels for some of the more exclusive synths out there.] Also see the first synth to post.

via SoundMiT

"The rarest synthesizer on Earth comes back to life thanks to the patient restoration work of two passionate Italian technicians

Recently the Soundmit has been involved in an event of those that happen once in a lifetime.
Two longtime friends, passionate about synthesizers, musicians and technicians, have accomplished a feat deemed impossible.

They have completely restored the rarest Italian synthesizer, the MCS70 designed by Mario Maggi, just him ... the father of Elka Synthex.

The MCS70 is a monophonic synth with many surprises inside, perhaps the most evident in the presence of the presets! In an era in which microprocessors were not yet widespread, Maggi succeeded in the enterprise of creating the first analog, monophonic synthesizer with memories!

There is only one MCS70 in the world and has been owned, for almost 40 years, by Patrizio Fariselli, the famous keyboard player of the Progressive Rock band "AREA".

Recently two friends, one technician (Marco Molendi) and the other a musician (Andrea Manuelli), specializing in the restoration of Italian electronic musical instruments, have succeeded in the impossible task of bringing the instrument back to life.

According to the engineer Maggi, it is not possible to give technical details beyond what can be seen in the video.

Francesco Mulassano of Soundmit was invited by Marco and Andrea during the last phase, that of the toast for the goal reached and in fact is one of the very few people in the world who have seen tried and listened to the instrument that, after so many years, remains a jewel of technique and sound.

Special thanks go to engineer Mario Maggi for the work he has done (and continues to do) in our sector.

We hope to hear the MCS70 in new compositions soon and hope to see it at Soundmit in November 2020!"

The Logan Vocalsynth

Logan Vocalsynth Test after restoration Published on Oct 18, 2018 Badilevintage

"Hello everybody , my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ and Synth.
In this video i show you the test after restored of ultra rare Logan Vocalsynth ."

This is the first post to feature the Logan Vocalsynth.

Update: make that the first demo of one. One came up for sale in 2008 here. I searched on Logan Vocalsynth instead of Logan Vocal Synth so it didn't pop up. Thanks to @kaden_harris for spotting it!

SEQUENTIAL PRO 3 - Sounds, Patches and Presets | Synth Demo

Published on Feb 10, 2020 synth4ever

"Sequential PRO 3 SE synthesizer demo, featuring various sounds, patches and presets. Filmed at Sequential headquarters, this Sequential PRO 3 demo features a variety of sounds including leads, basses, pads, textures, percussion, arpeggiators and sequencer patterns.

The Sequential PRO 3 is a hybrid multi-filter mono synthesizer with 60 knobs and 70 buttons, FATAR 37-note semi-weighted keyboard and 3-voice optional paraphony mode (feat. individually gated envelopes per oscillator). The PRO 3 features 3 oscillators (two VCOs + one wavetable), 3 analog filters, 3 LFOs, 4 loopable envelopes, noise, hard sync, glide, tuned feedback, analog distortion, arpeggiator, 16x16x4 sequencer + 16-track sequencer, dual digital effects engines, touch slider and mod wheels, and a staggering 32-slot mod matrix.

The PRO 3's two analog VCOs each have triangle, saw, pulse waveshapes, with variable shape modulation/pulse width on each. The digital oscillator features 32 digital wavetables of 16 waves each (with wave morphing), plus classic wave shapes (sine, triangle, saw, variable-width pulse) and super saw. The PRO 3's digital osc can also function as an LFO to enable complex wavetable-based modulation.

The Sequential PRO 3 has three filter types, which provide a variety of sound shaping options. Filter 1 is a 4-pole, 24 dB, Prophet-6 low-pass filter. Filter 2 is a classic, 4-pole, 24 dB, transistor ladder filter (w/ optional resonance compensation). Filter 3 is a 2-pole, 12 db, OB-6 state-variable filter which can be continuously varied between low-pass, notch, and high-pass operation, with an optional band-pass mode.

The PRO 3's three syncable LFOs each have phase offset and slew per LFO, and feature five waveshapes: triangle, saw, reverse saw, square, and S&H. There are 4 loopable ADSR envelopes with delay (Filter, VCA, + two Auxiliary envelopes); envelopes are freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations.

The PRO 3 also features dual digital effects, including: Stereo delay, BBD delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, ring mod, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter, super plate reverb. Also on board is analog distortion and tuned feedback (with Grunge mode), for extra-aggressive tonal destruction.

The PRO features a huge 32-slot modulation matrix, with over 46 mod sources and over 171 mod destinations. This allows for a massive amount of sound design possibilities and creative applications. Modulation assignments can be done quickly and easily, and the Mod Matrix runs at audio rates.

The PRO 3's advanced sequencer has three modes: normal, gated, and trigger. There are 16 tracks and 4 linkable 16-step phrases with per-step ratcheting, duration, and velocity as well as multiple playback modes: forward, reverse, forward/reverse, random. The PRO 3 sequencer supports real-time/step input, rests, and variable-length sequences and syncs to MIDI clock and external audio and CV input. Sequences are also freely assignable to any modulation destination.

Also on board the Sequential PRO 3 is a sophisticated arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes. The arp syncs to MIDI clock and external audio and CV inputs, supports re-latching arpeggiation, and runs concurrent with Sequencer for arpeggiated patterns with parameter automation.

In terms of connectivity, the Sequential PRO 3 has 4 CV inputs and 4 CV outputs which enables interaction with other modular or CV-compatible devices. For example, some parameters that can be sent to CV outputs include oscillators, LFOs, envelopes, sequencer tracks and any other source within the modulation matrix. In addition the PRO 3 has Gate Out for triggering external CV-compatible devices, and any CV in can be used as a gate input.

Needless to say, the Sequential PRO 3 is a powerhouse of a monosynth and allows for incredibly deep and complex sound design. The sound can be big, bold, powerful and aggressive but also delicate, airy and atmospheric depending how you program it. The 2 analog VCOs + wavetable oscillator also open up new combinations of sound design that, when combined with the 32-slot mod matrix, provides unparalleled flexibility.

Overall it was an incredible experience to try the PRO 3 SE synth when visiting Sequential headquarters. I filmed nearly 2.5 hours of footage and this demo highlights some of the patches on the machine. I came away extremely impressed with the possibilities from this synth, it is certainly one of the most flexible monos of all time and sounds fantastic. Hope you enjoy this PRO 3 demo.

#sequential #pro3 #sequentialpro3 #analog #synth #synthesizer #sounds"

Novation Peak (and Summit!) Patch Pack Demo & Review

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Red Means Recording

"I made a pack of 65 presets for the Novation Peak. I guess they probably work on the Summit too?
Get the pack here:"

The Novation Peak (Walkthrough and Review)

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Red Means Recording

"Novation loaned me a Peak synthesizer. It's really good. Here is a walkthrough and review of the synth.

01:00 Intro
02:45 Oscillators
10:55 Filter
15:30 Arpeggiator
19:00 Envelopes
21:20 LFOs
25:00 FX
33:29 Mod Matrix
48:17 Outro"

Akai IB-48P 8 Channel Analog Output Board for Z4, Z8, MPC4000

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

"Akai IB-48P 8 Channel Analog Output Board for Z4, Z8, MPC4000.

Expand the number of outputs in your Akai MPC4000, Z4 or Z8 sampler with the IB48P individual output expansion board.
Don’t limit yourself to a two channel mix, use all the power of the MPC or Z sampler with this card.
Fully working, in excellent condition. worldwide shipping."

Eko Computerhythm Restoration

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Badilevintage

"Hello everybody my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ .
In this video i show you the restored of Eko Computerhythm ."

You can find previous posts featuring the Eko Computerhythm here.

Visiting Willem Twee Studios - a modern early electronic music studio

Published on Feb 10, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I visit Willem Twee Studios, an amazing electronic music studio in the Netherlands that breathes the ideas and techniques of Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Xenakis and brings them alive for a new generations of musicians.

Built from the collection of Hans Kulk, who has been working with early electronic music tools since 1983, the studio is integrated into Willem Twee, a concert venue in 's-Hertogenbosch. Run lovingly by Rikkert Brok, Armeno Alberts and Hans, the two studios and the beautiful Tonzaal, built into a former Synagoge, breath history. You can find post-war communications technology next to early analog computers, classic Arp synthesizers and custom made tools, as well as a beautiful pipe organ and all you ever need to create tape collages. Everything is ready to be played and recorded, and kept in amazing shape.

This was an absolute highlight fro me personally and I hope to return for a longer stay some time.

Support these excursions and get stuff in return:
By my music and merch:"

Starkey HSL-1 (Hearing Science Laboratory) SN 8011001

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

“Starkey Hearing Science Laboratory. This would have been used for controlled hearing tests and was sourced from the speech and language therapy department of a university, my interest in this item was from the point of view of creating electronic music.”

“From the early 1970s until the mid-1980s, audiologists used this instrument to perform sophisticated hearing tests and experiments. It wasn’t intended for making music, but that didn’t stop experimental musicians from exploiting the HSL’s potential as a synthesizer. It has three sine-wave generators, one square-and-triangle-wave generator, pink and white noise, three resonant lowpass/highpass/bandpass filters, and mic and line inputs for processing external audio. It also has a frequency counter, a gate sequencer, distortion, a probability circuit, various utility functions, and audio outputs that include one labeled Bone Vibrator, but no inputs for external keyboards. Users connect circuits using patch cords with mini banana plugs and control pitch and other parameters by turning knobs and flipping switches. Like most medical devices, the HSL was built to last.”

Bob Moog Foundation Raffle to Win Vintage Minimoog Signed by Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock!

Published on Feb 9, 2020 moogfoundation

"Enter to win this Minimoog signed by Herbie Hancock here:

To raise funding for its hallmark projects, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool and the new Moogseum, the Bob Moog Foundation is honored to be raffling a vintage Minimoog Model D, serial number 1549, signed by the extraordinarily talented, impossibly accomplished 14-Grammy Award winner Herbie Hancock!

Keyboardists Valerie Ghent and Nigel Hall (@Lettuce ) share why this Minimoog is so special.

Help support our work and enter to win today:

Raffle runs from February 10-March 10, 2020, or until all tickets sell out, whichever comes first."

The $15,000 Supersaw

Published on Feb 9, 2020 Marshal Arnold

"Tonight I set up 6 synthesizers I own with that Epic Trance style Supersaw sound. When I was making the video I realized that I paid just over $15000 USD in total for these synthesizers! Now that's a Super Expensive Supersaw!

I've set some limits on myself sound design wise so that you can hear what each synth sounds like at a base level when it comes to Supersaws. This way you can perhaps hear some differences on a level playing field not colored by built-in effects or more that the original 7 sawtooth waves in the original JP-8000.

I demo each synth quickly, then I play 4 of the 6 to give a taste minus the Moog One and the Roland Cloud System 8, then for the big one I play all 6 synthesizers at once for that $15000 Supersaw!

Synths used for this video are:

Roland JP-8000
Roland V-Synth GT
RolandCloud System 8
Waldorf Kyra
Access Virus TI2
Moog One

Let me know what you think of the $15,000 Supersaw!"

Reminds me of the White Album x 100:

That "Bob's" signature on the bottom right reminded me of the Bob signature in the BMF raffle that just went up. Fun coincidences.

Liquid Drum and Bass on the Novation Circuit

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

Novation Circuit on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"A liquid drum and bass jam on the Novation Circuit, using the Street Dreams pack by Yves Big City. Filmed at Ascendo in San Luis Obispo."

Fun with Bass Station II - creating rusty, unnerving sound textures.

Published on Feb 10, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"Exploring some of the 4.14 firmware update features."

Novation Bass Station 2 using Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook patches

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Welsh Synthesizer Labs

PDF sample of the book

Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook on eBay | on Amazon

Grendel RA-99 Grenadier - Contaminate Your Speakers (official synth demo)

Published on Feb 10, 2020 EA78751

"In-depth demo of the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier analog synthesizer. All sounds in the track are made with the RA-99, except the synthetic speech which was made with Rare Waves MIDI Narrator.

0:00 Part 1 - Contaminate Your Speakers (music track)
4:37 Part 2 - Making the distorted kicks
6:24 Part 3 - Making pink noise percussion
7:55 Part 4 - Making acid tones
9:25 Part 5 - Making the synthesized speech
10:06 Part 6 - Making the lead voices

Demonstration and Music by Eric Archer, 2020
Rare Waves LLC ("

Bastl & Casper Electronics Waver - Eurorack Wavewarping Mixer

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Following the no-input mixer-inspired module Dark Matter, the newest collaboration between Casper Electronics and BASTL Instruments is Waver: an experimental mixer which allows for crossfading, wavefolding, square shaping, ring modulation, and feedback in order to create edgy mixes more than the sum of their inputs.

In this video, the WMD Crater, Intellijel Plonk, and Mutable Instruments Plaits are combined through the Waver. The Waver's impact ranges from warm coloration to explosive wavefolded blasts and biting high end—making for something with considerably greater sonic depth than the average mixer. A Tiptop Echoz rounds out the signal chain, while a Winter Modular Eloquencer and Intellijel Quadrax provide finely-tuned sequencing and control."

Vult Modules Series - Lapsus Non-Euclidean Rhythm Generator

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here is the Vult Misteries collection -
Here is the final patch -
You can get a couple of extra patches on my Patreon page -"

Yamaha CS-60

via this auction

"This unit is in superb condition. Was in a families living room preserved since it was bought new in the 70’s. Best example of this synth that you will find on the market. Much more stable than the cs8O. If you know your stuff you know what a gem this is."

Waldorf Microwave XT 10-voice Rack Wavetable Synth SN 820726078

via this auction

Tama Model DS200 vintage, analog drum synthesizer SN 200438

via this auction

Tama Model DS200 vintage analog tube based Drum Synthesizer. This baby has all the nice disco toms and beeps and boops you might want. It is basic and very versatile and intuitive. This unit works great when clocked through a drum machine / sequencer, I bought it to replace my syncussion while I was building a syncussion clone, now that I've built my clone it's time for this beauty to be on to better uses."

Original Oberheim SEM Synthesizer Expander Module w/ Extra CV I/O

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

"This is an amazing original all-analog Tom Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) in excellent condition and sounding unbelievably creamy, alive and totally fabulous. It has been modified/expanded with extra patch points, switches and pots. SEMs were produced between 1974 and 1979. The serial number sticker fell off decades ago, so I'm not sure the exact production year. It has the 1180 circuit board, as seen in the photos. Everything has been tested and functions perfectly except the pot on the 3rd (right-most) Attenuator, but none of the Attenuators are connected to any SEM circuitry.

The SEM is monophonic, with two VCO's (each with sawtooth or variable-pulse waveforms). The LFO is triangle wave only. The VCF is 2-pole multimode (low-, band-, hi-pass, band-reject) with an ASR (Attack, Decay and Sustain) Envelope Generator or External CV control. The VCA has an ADR (Attack, Decay and Sustain) Envelope Generator or External CV control.

Top Patch Point Jacks

Additional Added Top Panel Controls/Patch Points
OSC CV SYNC switches CV.1 and CV.2 / Overall VOLUME Knob / FILTER CV.1 / ENV SYNC OFF

Front Panel Added Patch Points
Lfo Trigger / Env1 out / Env2 out
Ext mod in (VCO1) / Cv2 in (VCO1) / Pulse out (VCO1) / Saw out (VCO1)
Ext mod in (VCO2) / Cv1 in (VCO2) / Cv2 in (VCO2) / Pulse out (VCO2)
Ext mod in (FILTER) / Cv2 in (FILTER) / Ext1 in (FILTER)
VCA Cv in
ATTENUATORS (x3) - Each with In/Out/Pot - Note potentiometer on right-most Attenuator does not work - not part of SEM circuitry."

Roland Jupiter-8

via this auction

"12 bit, Groove-Midi tested, modifications in front left for external control voltage (see pictures).

Has been completely overhauled in 2018. Super condition.

Was treated with care, studio equipment. Never used 'on the road'."

Massive X v1.2 Preset Demo

Published on Feb 10, 2020 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of Native Instrument's Massive X V1.2 presets."

Casio PT-1 | How Does it Sound?

Published on Feb 10, 2020 JAde Wii

Sounds like MGMT and Trio at the end. Running these through various effects (or your modular) can actually be pretty satisfying.

Cool synthesizer keychain on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Casio PT-1 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Korg Ds-10 & Sony Minidisc - Woods & Dales - 10min Relaxing Ambient Song-a-day 2020 Feb 10th

Published on Feb 10, 2020 ChrisLody

"So I'm off work today. Turns out eating from a bag of dry roasted peanuts that have been open since before Christmas wasn't such a good idea. So this is about my level for the day, a bit of long and indulgent ambient music.

The synth part of this was created using Korg Ds-10 for Nintendo DS which I have used a lot over the years but never really tried to make a 'proper' ambient piece on until now, does a good job I think. The field recording was recorded on a Sony MZ-N710 back when minidisc was a good option for that kind of thing. I'd written 'Summer Ambience' on the disc so no idea where that was recorded. The video footage was filmed by my dad on a DVD camcorder, again when that was a good way to do things. It's footage of Decoy Woods and Snipe Dales country park in Lincolnshire. Forgive the edit, no way near enough video for this length of track. Zoom 1201 on reverb duties again.

One of my followers on Instagram asked recently if I'd make an ambient release so this is a pretty good candidate for that I reckon.

Btw, I muted my intro for the first time ever here as it totally ruined the vibe."

Patch n Tweak

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