MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lofi slow spacey beats - jam on Bass Station 2

Published on Feb 18, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"And now for something slightly different."

buchla easel correspndences

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Todd Barton

"Ok. . . I know this might be a stretch, or . . . maybe not . . . ."

Lemon Jam (or how to pair a Yamaha QY-10 with the Zoom MS50g and make some noise)

Published on Feb 17, 2020 Audio Wanderer

"When life gives you a Yamaha QY-10 is worthy to explore its possibilities pairing the unit with the versatile Zoom MS50g"

Triple Channel Sequencer Jam

Published on Feb 18, 2020 DoveAudio

"Two channels on the Q119, which is being drive by the DoveAudio MuSeq which is also playing the bass.
One of the arpeggios has a little wavetable thing going on, courtesy of a gated S&H changing the waveforms."

Roland GR-700 Turbo PLUS Guitar Synthesizer - w/ DT-200 Programmer & Extras

GR-700 Turbo capabilities | GR-700 Turbo PLUS capabilities posted here

01 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Modern 13-Pin Input
02 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Restored VCF/VCA 80017a Voice Chips
03 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Expanded Patch Memory - From 64 to 320 Patches
04 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Final Release Version 5 Roland Factory Software
05 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Filter, Edit, Response Controls
06 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth - Final Version Voice Board with NEW Lithium Memory Battery
07 Roland-Ready GR-700 Turbo Synth NEW End Panels!
Roland G-505 Metallic Red Vintage Analog GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer Controller w/ VG-99

via this auction

One of it’s kind Roland GR-700 Turbo PLUS, built by Wayne Joness in Los Angeles, CA.

The capabilities are amazing and best explained and demo-ed by Wayne himself – watch his Youtube Playlist [above] explaining both the Turbo and PLUS fearures found the GR-700 for sale."

How to create an evolving pad on an FM synth (Elektron Digitone)

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"How to create an evolving pad on an FM synth - on the Elektron Digitone, in this video, but the principles shown here can easily be applied to other FM synthesizers like the Yamaha Reface DX, for example. This video shows the sound creation process in realtime and I try to explain every single step.

Table of contents:

00:00 Introduction, basic idea
00:52 Choosing an algorithm
01:18 Setting up ratios
03:06 Amplitude of the modulators
03:33 Modulator envelopes
04:35 Carrier envelopes
04:54 LFO setup
06:31 Filter setup
07:30 Effects (Chorus, Delay, Reverb)
08:33 A short demo using this (and other) sound(s)"

Prophet X User Samples Examples (Fairlight, D50,Synclavier,Film Clips)

Published on Feb 17, 2020 EverettDudgeon138

"A quick video showing some of the User Samples I've put in my Prophet-X.

I highly recommend you go to for some delicious food for your Prophet-X.

The samples I'm showcasing in this video are as follows:
1.) Roland D-50: Digital Native Dance
2.) Roland D-50: Soundtrack
3.) Roland D-50: Time.
4.) Roland D-50: Slap Bass
5.) Roland D-50: Fantasia
6.) Synclavier II: Bell Gong (Beat It)
7.) Fairlight CMI: Arr1
8.) Fairlight CMI: Various Rhythms
9.) Fairlight CMI: Orch5 and Orch6
10.) Opening Narration from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
11.) Chainsaw Sound Effect
12.) Nails On Chalkboard Sound Effect"

ExperimentalSynth :: Sequential Pro 2 & Pro 3 [prototype] Connected

Published on Feb 18, 2020 experimentalsynth

"A quick look at the fun to be had combining a Sequential Pro 2 and Pro 3. Learn more are"

Low Frequency Expander showing patch names and categories for Prophet 6 and OB-6

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Steve Hunt

"The LFE now stores patch names and categories. Each time a patch is selected on the synth, the LFE will display the name and category.

You can also step through all the patches in a particular category e.g. Lead so you can find a patch easily without having to memorise all 1000 patch names and categories.

Yorick Tech Ltd

AnalogFX Syrinx Eurorack (Synton Syrinx Remake) Demo Model

via this auction

"If you know the Synton Syrinx now further introduction is needed.

This is a new Euro Rack version with modular connections.

- USB MIDI interface.
- MIDI input.
- CV input and output.
- Gate input and output.
- 2 LFO’s.
- Bend pad.
- Glide.
- 2 VCO’s
- Sub oscillator.
- Ring modulator.
- Noise generator.
- Formant filter.
- 2 Peak filters
- 1 Lowpass filter.
- 2 ADSR’s.

Width; 84hp
Supply; +/-12V
Current; +/-150mA max.

Remark: Shipped without case and power supply. This is only the Euro Rack module."

Gotharman's LD3 quick review/demo

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Meska

product page :
and RTFM :
Démo/review of gotharman little deformer 3
with help of Joué midi controler
it's just a quick test i'm not a film maker ;)

100%LD3 EP :

Meska - Chaise long EP

Published on Jan 29, 2020 Statik Wave

Meska - Chaise long EP
00:00 - 1 - l'arrivée
04:28 - 2 - jungle sonore
09:18 - 3 - gouffre douillet
15:05 - 4 - l'accomplissement
20:18 - 5 - 01100001 01110011 01110011 01101001 01101101 01101001 01101100 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110
Support the label, buy it here:
Original picture by :
From france with love!
All song make with a gotharman LD3
Statik Wave 2020

Elektron Event at Perfect Circuit Wed, February 26

"Next week @WeAreElektron are coming to our event space to raffle off no less than three Elektron machines. Additionally, you’ll witness performances from the Digitone designer @s_mattisson and product specialist Mario Hernandez. Learn more + RSVP -"

"Elektron brings Ess Matisson, the designer behind the revered Digitone synthesizer, and Los Angeles division product specialist, Mario Hernandez to talk about brand's vision for electronic music instruments, and to raffle off no less than three Elektron machines (you've heard that right).

Besides all the fun gear talk, expect performances from the presenters, as well as delicious pizza, and drinks on the house."

What is Granular Synthesis with Arbhar

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

If you're wondering about the differences between Arbhar and Morphagene, have a look here"

The Mighty CS-80

Published on Feb 18, 2020 GForce Software

"GForce Software’s Dave Spiers and ace CS-80 tech Kent Spong (together with occasional contributions from Ken Freeman and salient comment from Matt Berry) take an in-depth look at one of the most exquisite and iconic polyphonic synthesisers ever made, the Yamaha CS-80.

Opening CS-80 Track: 00:03
History & Overview: 02:17
Mix Panel Controls: 08:02
Global Controls: 15:47
Ribbon Strip: 24:47
Ring Modulator: 27:56
Presets: 31:08
CS-80 Funk Interlude: 38:57
Performance & Effects Panel: 40:35
Summary: 44:20
Selected CS-80 Users: 47:22
Outro CS-80 Track: 50:01
Credits & Kent Spong CS-80 Track: 51:52"

Arturia CS-80 V: Preset Demos and Programming Basics

Published on Feb 17, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We explore the CS-80 V from Arturia's V Collection. It is a recreation of the legendary Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer, an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with two independent layers per voice. It also has polyphonic aftertouch, a ring modular section, and other unique features.

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Background and history of the Yamaha CS-80
01:35 Exploring the CS-80 V factory presets
05:48 Programming CS-80 V patches from scratch and/or the voice presets"

Repairing LEO's ARP 2600's with Don Lewis - Synthchaser #130

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Synth Chaser

"It was a huge honor and incredibly fun to work on the ARP 2600s from Don Lewis' LEO (Live Electronic Orchestra) with him this weekend. LEO was a groundbreaking historic synthesizer that served as an inspiration for MIDI, having vintage synths from many different manufacturers (ARP, Oberheim, Roland, etc) all connected and working together. In this video, Don talks a bit about LEO, we show the problem with one of the oscillators in the ARP 2600, and then we troubleshoot and repair it.

00:00 Don Lewis Interview
12:03 ARP 2600 Troubleshooting & Repair
19:11 Final test & parting thoughts

There's a new documentary, The Ballad of Don Lewis, which is available for pre-order on Amazon or On Demand from your cable provider that tells Don's amazing story, which goes much deeper than just LEO. LEO will be on display again the the NAMM Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California starting in 2021.

The Ballad Of Don Lewis DVD:
The Ballad Of Don Lewis Website
Don Lewis repairing LEO videos: [embedded below]

My site:

Parts, service and vintage synthesizers are available on my website. I buy broken synthesizers!"

Check out additional posts featuring Don Lewis here.

Repairing LEO's ARP 2600's

"Administrator Comment: Don's not just another handsome musician, this guy is really smart! Follow Don Lewis's journey as he repairs his ARP 2600's that are more than 40 years old."


Repairing LEO's Roland JP-4

Cinematic music / sound design session with Bass Station II

Published on Feb 18, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"Space-Wars, a Warhammer 40K music theme performed on a analog synth."

Latenight Launchpad Piano Doodling

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Perplex On

"Just a little tinkering in the middle of the night. Launchpad Pro playing NI Noire. Enjoy."

Roland Jupiter-8 w/ MIDI & OC-8 Option

via this auction

"It has the OC-8 option from factory. It also comes with the rare original manual in the same great cosmetic shape as the JP8! And as a bonus the sought after original Jupiter8 sales folder.

Technical it needs some love. It starts normal, it tunes all 8 voices, patches loading no problem, sounds really fat and great, but has some sliders/pots that need to be cleaned, the data led doesn't work and some other small issues I noticed so far, seems to work for the greater part but definitely needs to be taken care of technically before you use it; the Jupiter8 it will be sold as is: no warranty of any kind. It's a private sale."

Rare Analogue Systems TH AS 48 Sequencer

via this auction

"In the early 1990s, analogue sequencers were a bit like policemen and Number 25 buses - you could never find one when you wanted one. Then a whole bunch of them came along together. Doepfer Musikelektronik started the ball rolling in 1993 with the MAQ16/3 (although that was, strictly speaking, only analogue in style) to be followed by Analogue Systems, the company that is the brainchild of vintage synth expert and former collector, Bob Williams. Taking their lead from the TH48, numerous other analogue sequencers were released in the years that followed, so maybe it's time to look again at why this obscure piece of equipment, built using relatively primitive electronics and designed to seemingly obsolete principles, still attracts such devotion. Oh yes... and still attracts such significant wads of money."

Circuit bent Sound Machine Hand LFO Input by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Jan 15, 2020 psychiceyeclix

"Sound Machine Hand with LFO Input, contains 28 samples to use, bend & trigger with external LFO device."

via this auction

"Circuit bent by Psychiceyeclix - Sound Machine Hand, full of horror & classic sounds that can be bashed out with buttons or triggered by external device with LFO Input.

Has 4 possible lfo trigger selections with 2 x 3 way switches, different sounds will be triggered depending on lfo speed & glitch level, it is random!!!

Contains 28 samples to use, use switch to select 14 horror sounds or 14 classic sounds.

Use glitch control to slightly affect pitch or make the sounds stuttle & glitch.

Plug into speakers with stereo mini jack.

Mods -
Pitch/glitch control
Switch to select 14 horror or 14 classic sound samples
2 x 3 way LFO input switches to select 4 input possibilities
Sound LED
LFO mini jack input
Mini jack out"

Stereoping Roland MKS-80

via this auction

"100% functional, clean, and powerful Roland MKS-80 hardware controller made by Stereoping in Germany - provides a *much* faster response time than the old Roland MPG-80 controller, and controls more functions!"

Access Virus KB Advanced Simulated Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

RSF Kobol Expander

via this auction

"Rare semi-modular rack mount mono synth, made by the Fernandez Brothers Ruben & Serge, in France between 1979-82. Only 800 units are estimated to have been produced.

This functions as a standalone synth, unlike the Expander 2 which offers additional features for the Expander. I sold my Expander 2 many years ago to a buyer in Spain under my redstartradingltd eBay user ID.

For recent feedback see the Oberheim DMX sold a year ago on this account & other high end audio items.

The Kobol Expander was serviced by synth Prof Andy Jury back in 2014 for which I have a pdf copy of the receipt but would benefit from another service for calibration as below.

KORG MONO/POLY Monophonic Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

"Accessories are a manual, a setting chart, and an official demo tape at the time. Until recently, I was using it in active duty."

70s Marlin JEN Synth Synthtone SX-2000 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"This identical to the JEN SX-2000 , I think the marlin name was used in different territories ."

Roland TB-303 SN 264200 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Roland TB 303 Classic Analogue Synth With Gate, CV, VCF, Box & Manual."

Volca FM Firmware 1.09 Unofficial

Published on Feb 17, 2020 ranzee

"There's a new unofficial firmware update from Paten via Reddit - it's for the Volca FM and version 1.09! Let's check out the new features:

- Sending Sysex from DEXED using it as a front end to sound design
- Fixes for the program change feature

Download link is on my website:"

Spotted on discchord.

ALM022 - SQUID SALMPLE - Firmware Update Process

Published on Feb 18, 2020 ALM TV

"How to painlessly update firmware on the Squid Salmple.

The latest version (111) includes random & stepped cue set selection, attack / decay envelopes, record lock, gated looping, and a BPM display on speed page as well as UI improvements and other tweaks."

Jupiter 8 - a play on Arpeggiator 1 & 2

Published on Feb 18, 2020 noddyspuncture

"Playing with the Jupiter 8 arpeggiator - modes 1 & 2... with a little bit of filter mod going on as well...!"

Keyboard Mag. Aug '83 | What Was In It?

Published on Feb 17, 2020 Espen Kraft

"One of my favorite issues of Keyboard Magazine ever. Colorful ads of many synths and drum machines we now consider classics.
In-depth interviews with Thomas Dolby and Lee Curreri (Fame) as well as clinics on different topics."

Note 8:12 on the Jupiter-6 being marketed as a 6 voice Jupiter-8 by Roland.

Espen Kraft Magazine posts

XOR Electronics #NerdSeq #Eurorack #Synth #Sequencer Waveform #VCO Feature Preview #Demo #Jam

Published on Feb 17, 2020 SonicVoltage

"XOR Electronics new Firmware includes #waveforms you can sequence internally as Eurorack Synth #oscillators. Let's play with it for a quick test.

In this Eurorack Modular XOR NerdSeq Video Preview we look at:
- Sequencing pitched notes using these waveforms as if they were internal synth oscillators
- Simple patch description"

Patch n Tweak

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