MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Patch of the Week 46: Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Plus Korg SQ-1 and monologue – Minimal Jam Setup

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Korg

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

"We combine the monologue and NTS-1 sequenced by SQ-1 and synced for a minimalist jamming setup- all without connecting to a computer."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Polivox, Поливокс - Poliphonia and Filter

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Musho

Polivoks on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"I love the sound of this synthesizer ! Every time it surprises me differently! Decided to make from Polyvox a melodic polyphonic bank of sounds !"

KORG MEX-8000 Memory Expander SN 003216 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Val [Memorymoog, Fairlight CMI (Arturia), Jupiter 8 (JP-08), Linn Drum, TR-808]

Published on Feb 7, 2019

Potentially NSFW bits from 1:50 to 2:16.

"My cover of the ORIGINAL CUES from Miami Vice episode "Rites of Passage" in 1985.

*THIS IS NOT A COVER OF OF THE VERSION RELEASED by Jan Hammer, in which he added more sounds titled “Tubbs and Valerie” in 1987.

I do not own any of these images or sounds. All rights to Universal and/or Jan Hammer. For entertainment purposes only."

Sounds from CROCKETT'S THEME (Synthesizer Demo)

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Retro-Dade

"Every sound from my favorite song.

I do not own the images of the car at the beginning. I do not own the music on the vinyl. All rights to Universal/Jan Hammer. For entertainment purposes only."

Moog Memorymoog, Yamaha DX7 IIFD, Roland Jupiter-8, and Fairlight soft synth. Yamaha KX-5 keytar controller.

Dark ambient jam w/ Moog Matriarch, Dreadbox Abyss, ARP Odyssey, Empress Reverb, Big Sky, Timefactor

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by grief. This track is something of a culmination of the ambient pieces I've been doing recently, taking advantage of three analogue synths with a lot of character. The Matriarch, Abyss, and Odyssey are all kind of dark and textural synths, and with some spectacular effects (thank you as always, Empress, Strymon, and Eventide), they immediately put me in a mood."

Follow-up to this post.

Roland Fantom (Ver. 1.50) Focus on VOCODER (2 of 2) - "Doin' it right" - DAFT PUNK cover

Published on Feb 21, 2020 gattobus

Part 1 here

"Here's the second video focus on Fantom's VOCODER (OS ver. 1.50 onwards)
A quick tutorial on how to replicate the vocoder voice of Daft Punk.
If you just want to hear the cover, you can skip at min 2:04
I recommend listening using a good pair of headphones.
(This song contains some very low frequencies it may not sound well in small speakers ;) )

Song's been sequenced using Fantom's internal sequencer.
Some vocals have been dubbed, others were sampled inside the Fantom and played in real time through the sequencer."

Vintage Oberheim Matrix 12 Synthesizer Sounds

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this video, we check out the raw sound of Oberheim's Matrix-12, arguably the last great analog polysynth of the 1980s: a multi-timbral behemoth that packs the power of twelve modular synthesizers into a single instrument. To learn more about what makes the Matrix-12 so special, check out our blog Signal:

Closely related to the Oberheim Xpander, the Matrix-12 features twelve analog voices with digital control and digital memory. Each voice has two oscillators, a noise source, a 15-mode filter, two audio VCAs, five DADSR envelopes, five multi-mode LFOs/S&Hs, four ramp generators, three tracking generators...the list goes on. And perhaps most interestingly, it uses a digitally-controlled signal routing matrix to connect these internal modules to one another, recreating the experience and sound of a modular synthesizer without all the patch cables.

Additionally, each of the twelve voices' timbres can be defined independently, meaning that the Matrix-12 is a great machine for huge layered synth orchestras, evolving analog soundscapes, and dense forests of deeply modulated sound. With the opportunity to produce everything from classic Oberheim brass to self-playing generative noodles, the Matrix-12 is no doubt still one of the most powerful keyboard synthesizers ever made.

Oberheim Matrix-12 available here:"

Oberheim Matrix 12 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Pics of the inside below.

"Oberheim Matrix-12 in excellent physical condition and in perfect working order.
All six original encoders work and "click" properly with no skipping. All push buttons work properly with no double clicking or sticking.

All LED screens and letters work properly with no lights or digits burned out and no faded characters. All 12 voices (VCOs + PW + VCA + VCF) tune properly with one simple touch. They always tune up properly with no errors!
All keys function properly. Even the inside of this unit as seen in the photos is spotless- no dust bunnies here!
The inside of this Matrix-12 looks literally brand new as seen in the photos.
All the silkscreen on the back of the unit with the "MATRIX 12" label and on the front show no signs of fading or scratches or discoloration.
Original wooden panels look practically new with little to no wear.

This Matrix-12 is MADE IN USA.

Includes original Matrix-12 manual and Xpander manual (both manuals compliment each other)."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 SN 1080

via this auction

"If you've never tried a sequential sampler think of a rack mounted Emulator II with resonant analog filters, for two decades these went under the radar because there was no reliable software editor around for them, and the floppy drives used to fail, rendering them a block of metal.

However after upgrading them with SD storage, and making sure it had the last OS wine country had to offer, the system was opened up by a brilliant German guy who made a FREE ! Mac/PC editor for it.
please google curlsystems prophet2002 for more info

Allowing SDS Midi dumping of samples, full mapping and editing.

The SD card on this one means you just pull the SD card out, and put it on your PC/Mac and drag your sound file to the SD card, plug it back in to the Prophet and your good to load in your new samples.
The resonant Curtis filters really take things to the next level, and you will soon find that this is one of the few samplers that has a UNISON stack mode and an Arpeggiator !

Model on offer here is fully expanded to 8 individual outputs and it has the full 512k ram upgraded so it known as the Prophet 2002 plus.

These samplers are pretty rare and have a sound like the EMUSP1200, but with full filters.
Ive tried to keep hold of this, but I've just no time for making music anymore.
So it has to go.."


via this auction

"Rare Japanese 4 channel drum synth – we’re big fans of these. Has separate inputs to trigger each voice and we can mod with separate outputs (see below).

The black variant of the Toyo Gakki DS-4 for sale. This version is almost identical to the blue and yellow “Custom” model, except that the cascade triggering is not present.

Supplied in full working order and covered by our standard 3 month warranty. Currently working well, but will be serviced and will ship within 20 working days of purchase.

Separate Outputs Mod: We can modify the unit with separate outputs for each channel. This will be via the DIN socket on the rear (so no extra holes are drilled) and we will supply a trailing lead with four 1/4″ jack sockets."

Novation Launchpad Pro MK3 standalone control of synths and modules - r . a d i a t o r 2 - CALC-

Published on Feb 21, 2020 -CALC-

Launchpad Pro MK3 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Here the Launchpad Pro MK3 is firmly in the driving seat.

In standalone mode it is sequencing a Rossum Electro Assimil8or, Novation Summit and the Beatsqueezer. It's also a control surface for the Octatrack


Novation Summit - Sequenced by the Launchpad Pro feat. a wonderful Multi patch from the incredible r Beny

Rossum Electro Panharmonium - Fed some food from an aux on the mixer and Morphagene

Rossum Electro Assimil8or - Sequenced from the Launchpad Pro via a fine CV.OCD

Beatsqueezer - Sequenced by the Launchpad Pro feat. a fine sampled Una Chorda from a furry friend.

Elektron Octatrack - being controlled by the Launchpad Pro's custom modes Launchpad Pro is a super cool controller as well as sequencer.

Novation Circuit Mono Station

Oto Bam
Oto Boum

Meris Ottobit Jnr

and some modules.... a place I never wanted to go.... but I went and I like it too much."

Unnerving, creepy drone sound design: Bass Station II and a whole lot of effects

Published on Feb 20, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

Novation Bass Station II on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Twas a testing of a LFO plugin by Robert Henke with some other ideas that got out of hand quickly."

Orchestral space dub jam on a mono synth

Published on Feb 21, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"Fun with arp and envelopes."

SPACE DRIFTER Novation Bass Station II posts

Sonic LAB: Korg Wavestate Extras

Published on Feb 21, 2020 sonicstate

KORG Wavestate on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"As an companion to the main Korg Wavestate review, which you can find [posted here]

In this video we check out some more sounds and a look at the Randomize and Arpeggiator functions."

E-Mu Emulator II Keyboard Ported to Custom 19" Rack

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me, spotted on Fairman Special Projects.

"A rare classic hard to get synth, case was a total loss, broken due to elevator transport fault. Full mecanical rebuild into neat 19" rack, front plate redesign. back plate and connectors redesign. New case custom made and special powdercoat same color and finish as the original.

The Yamaha CS15 Analogue Synthesizer from 1979 - a forgotten beauty

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Alex Ball

"I've had a dozen requests to cover this synth and I said I'd do it if I was able to get hold of one and I'm glad to say that that happened.

The CS-15 is a two-oscillator analogue monosynth from 1979 that has an awful lot more to it than meets the eye. The signal and control routing is so much more flexible than many other comparable synths from this era that command legendary status and so I'm kind of baffled as to why the CS-15 doesn't seem to be held in the same high regard.

What's so good about it?

Two great sounding oscillators with triangle, sawtooth and pulse and a crazy wide range from clicks to stuff only dogs can hear.

The LFO runs up into the audio range and so the pulse width and oscillator frequency can be modulated at audio rate for cool cross mod and pulse-width distortion FX. This can be done discretely to either oscillator to taste.

The filters - There's two and they're multimode / state variable! Contouring can come from either of the two envelopes and can be positive or negative and you can do audio-rate modulation of the filter because of that LFO mentioned earlier.

The VCAs - There's two (notice a pattern here) and they can have their own envelope contouring and/or be modulated by the LFO (again right into the audio range).

Envelopes - There's (drum roll) two! They're super snappy or long and loose as there's a switch to extend the time period from x1 to x5. They can be triggered by an external signal as well as the keyboard.

Signal Routing - VCO 1, noise or an external signal can run through VCF 1. VCO 1 and VCO 2 can run through VCF 2.

Rear Control - CV and trigger? Yep, there's two of each. You can control the oscillators and envelopes discretely (I don't know of many comparable synths from this era that allow for that that aren't modular).

Anything else? Yes; portamento, glide (positive and negative and discrete for each oscillator), pitch bend and dual or signal filter control in the performance section.

So what's wrong with it?

LFO can't be retriggered with note on or clocked, there's no oscillator sync, the filters sound great but they're 2-pole and don't self-oscillate, there's no global LFO control in the performance section and despite being able to make two entirely different sounds at once, there's only a mono output.

But all in all, it's a very versatile and powerful synth considering its era and the prices have tended to remain less than even the Roland SH-101 which is far more limited. It's certainly much cheaper than an original Pro~One, MS-20 or Odyssey that are held in high regard (I have all of those and love them too btw).

Anyway, I hope this answers the question for those who asked it."

Get Ready… New Elektron Teaser

Published on Feb 21, 2020 Elektron

"…to meet the Machines. 26.02.20"

New Machinedrum? Note the Musikmesse starts on April 1, so this will be announced just in time. SUPERBOOTH is set to start April 23.

BugStudio - Orgone & SynthVoice - 20/02/2020

Published on Feb 21, 2020 BugBrand

"Video recordings are always sporadic, only ever somewhat capturing the spirit of the moment! Here I was trying out the Orgone module from Batchas, played with pitch/gate/velocity from Keystep - the gate also then clocks a DDSR to generate stepped voltages into a Penrose quantizer to tune the SynthVoice (proto x 2). A few x-mod'ing VCOs provide some modulation through the patch.
[sure that description makes total sense!]."

myVolts featured on the Gemini Horror Show

Published on Feb 21, 2020 myVolts

myVolts on eBay | myVolts on Reverb | myVolts on Amazon

"It is an honour to be featured on the gemini horror show. 🙏🏼🤩🙏🏼 One of those you could play on loop all day. 😎✌️ And the visuals 🥰 I'm not sure if we have ever explained our products so well.

What you got here is the volca dream team. 😋 #ripcordusb 9v+ #usb powering all 3 volcas, using our 1 to 5 volca splitter cable. 🌟 Then you have our passive (unpowered) #mickXer in red, with coloured cables, giving a sweet and portable setup. 🎶⚡🌟⚡🎶 #Repost @gemini.horror
• • • • • •
@myvolts sent me a bunch of goodies to play with, 1 cable powering all the volcas 🤤
#myvolts #korg #korgvolca"

Elektron Digitone 8-Voice Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JP8080 - Classic Virtual Analog Synth, Boxed & in Excellent Condition

via this auction

YAMAHA CS15D monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Last Dream of Deckard

Published on Feb 21, 2020 trigg015

"I had this wonderful synth for 10 days and recorded this half an hour before the machine went back to it's owner..

What you are hearing are two layers of Deckard's Dream (one precrecorded, one live) with a slight touch of reverb.

I'm changing some stuff like oscillator tuning and LFO speed in the left corner during the recording which is unfortunately not really visible on camera :)"

THE QUEST FOR THE LATINUM OF NAZCA: Epic 1 hour Elektron Analog Four Mk2 Jam Improvisation

Published on Feb 20, 2020 Gary P Hayes

Elektron Analog Four on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Elektron Analog Four mk2 Odyssey. Continuous 1 hour live dawless jam / improvisation on #AnalogFour mk2 from an Initialised State

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

How To Do Classic Raw Synthpop in 10 Minutes!

Published on Feb 20, 2020 Espen Kraft

"It doesn't take long to set up a rig for doing some raw classic synth-pop. Bass, chords and melody, as well as some drums is all it takes. The key is not over-processing and over-complicating it.

Download the song from Bandcamp here:"


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