MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New Jupiter-X vs. Vintage JX-8P Comparing Stock Patches: Analog or Digital?

Published on Feb 25, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"The new Roland Jupiter-X contains approximations of their famous vintage hardware synths including the JX-8P. Many of the JX-8P stock patches have been recreated on the JP-X, and I have had requests to compare them directly-- so let's do it! No doubt there's some big differences here, but in my opinion the Jupiter definitely manages to pull off that classic 8P vibe.

There are no added effects or processing to either the JX or the JP, although the 'Juno Chorus' in the master effects section of the X remains on throughout the comparison."

Roland Jupiter-X on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon
Roland Jupiter XM on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Modular Synthesis with Richard Nicol and Steve Rightnour

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard talks to eurorack pioneer Steve Rightnour. Join in on the discussion as we talk about the history of Livewire Synthesizers, Monorocket cases, and the early days of eurorack synthesis in America while mostly failing at producing a live YouTube stream. Feel free to ask questions in the live chat or just hang out."

Aquifex - OP-Z Live Mixdown2 02/24/20

Published on Feb 25, 2020 SynthAddict

"Live mixdown of a track made last year, sitting around on my trusty OP-Z. The track was made in the car during lunch one day.

Some live playing over the top and plenty of realtime FX part of the way through. All internal synths/samples and FX, nothing added. Output live to a stereo recorder."

Overview: SOLINA String Synth for AE Modular #TTNM

Published on Feb 25, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"If you're like me and miss lush pad sounds in your modular synthesizer, then this module might be right up your alley! MORE INFO BELOW :-)


The SOLINA String Machine module is based on Jan Ostman's DSP code and adapted for the AE Modular synthesizer format. Create a variety of chords easily, sequence them and then shape the string sound to you liking with oscillator spread, a filter, vibrato and a phaser. The module also plays incredibly well with other effects from the AE Modular synth module lineup."

NECROMANCER by itijik - Pro Club 0220

Published on Feb 25, 2020 itijik

"MASTER'D audio for sampling is available for production club members:



Ep. 115: Hannah's Song / mastering and external insert effects on the Zoom R24

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"Table of contents below! In this video, I'm producing a song written by Hannah Warren (see link below) on the ZOOM R24 (and Audacity and Melodyne), using some hardware synths like the Elektron Digitone, the Yamaha EX5, the Novation PEAK and a VOX Starstream guitar. This video also shows how to use external insert effects and mastering effects on the ZOOM R24.

Table of contents:

00:00 Introduction
00:57 Denoising, pitch correction and time stretching in Audacity and Melodyne
02:28 Creating a click track for reference (Audacity)
04:12 Before & after retouching the vocal track comparison
04:32 Creating a swing drum beat on the Elektron Digitone
05:52 Adding a chord progression (Yamaha EX5)
07:21 Adding some sound effects (EX5)
07:40 Adding an arpeggiated sequence (Novation PEAK)
08:29 Adding a guitar track (VOX Starstream)
08:49 Adding external insert effects on the vocal track (R24)
10:15 Adding mastering effects (R24)
11:03 Running through some mastering presets (R24)
11:49 Conclusion
12:12 The finished song (stock footage:

Hannah Warren's channel"


Published on Feb 25, 2020 LESINDES

"So this is PART TWO diving deeper into the sound engine of MFB SYNTH PRO.
VCO -- WAVEFORMS - Wavemodulation -- PWM --SUBOSCILLATOR - FM - RING MODULATION - LFOs -- LFO Waveforms"


The Omen - Ultimate Black & Gold EuroSystem

via this auction

"Excellent condition, a piece of art composed by rare, discontinued and other great modules, all mounted on a reliable 12U powered wood case. Set up with 8 channel outputs going into a patchbay (included) and a pre-amp computer interface, but you could use your favorite audio mixer or multi-channel interface.

The list:
-Strymon Magneto
-Erica Pico DSP (x2).
-S3nor DR. UMMod.
-MFB SEQ-01.
-Folktek Matter (Original Patina faceplate).
-Folktek Alter 1.
-Folktek Alter 2.
-uBraids by Magpie Modular.
-Meng Qi Music Karp.
-Meng Qi Music DU-KRPLS.
-Meng Qi Music DPLG (x2).
-Arcus Audio Mult (x2).
-S3nor S.S.SEQ.
-S3nor TKB.
-Make Noise 0-Coast w/Eurorack Power Adapter.
-Bizarre Jezebel Chloe (Tube Original Version).
-Doboz XIIO.
-Konstant Lab PWR.
-Folktek Touch Original Copper (x2).
-Silvas 12U/104hp Powered Wood Case with 3-prong power cable, and solid rubber feet.
-Patching cables, mostly 1/8, some stackables, some Dupont. Also including (8) 1/4 to 1/8 cables.
-Behringer UltraPatch Pro PX3000 Patchbay."


via this auction

1970 EMS Putney VCS 3 SN 292

via this auction

"EMS VCS 3 Putney Synth: Full Refurbished: Full Recap/All electrolytic capacitors replaced. Power supply repaired & calibrated. Full Maintenance = cleaning of all pots, switches, connectors, jacks, solder inspections. Full Maintenance By Electronic Innovations. EMS VCS3 synthesizer (PUTNEY MARK 1 SERIAL# 292) Very RARE! Synthi Modular Use With Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come & The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. By Synth player Victor Peraino. Picture of Arthur Brown & Me in studio with VCS3 working on new album.. Use on many Syfi Films"

Oberheim OB-8 SN 033105

via this auction

"Oberheim OB-8 synthesizer in near-mint condition. I am the original owner. Purchase date was November 9, 1983. This unit has not been on the road at all. It has been in my home the entire time.

This unit has the Page 2 functions but does not have MIDI.

There are NO scratches or dings on this instrument. It has been well cared-for its entire life. As far as I know, the instrument works perfectly.

Included are the original owners manual, the original patch cassette, and the "Patch Hunt" cassette which is the result of OB-8 owners submitting their own patch ideas to Oberheim. I also have an ATM road case for the instrument. The internal foam rotted a long time ago, so it would have to be re-foamed.

This instrument belongs in your home or studio. It sounds fantastic and is one of the all-time classic synthesizers."

4 Voice Oberheim FVS1 SN 0021

via this auction

Some pics of the manual below.

Tehnosaurus Cyclodon and Microcon

via this auction

"The Cyclodon is a 16-step analog sequencer. The way it works is it basically runs in a loop. There is a Tempo adjust knob, but no visual indication of what the actual BPM is. There are another 16 knobs, each of which represent a 16th-note in the 1-bar loop. Adjusting each knob determines what pitches will be played at that step, but you can not program rests. This information is transmitted out via CV/Gate, an old analog (pre-MIDI) format for controlling other CV/Gate compatible vintage synths. The Cyclodon may also receive clock/sync via Roland style DIN-Sync input. It's analog, simple and affordable - it's perfect for anyone with analog synths who want to use vintage analog-style pattern sequencers. It also works great directly with the Technosaurus ! And it's tiny too - about the size of a VHS tape."

Roland ProMars MRS-2 SN 071974

via this auction

The Cloudwalk Collection - Soundset for the M-Audio Venom

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Cloudwalk Music

M-Audio Venom on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Here it is! The new patch bank I programmed for the M-Audio Venom, and I am offering it up for free download!
This is just a quick sampling of sounds of the 119 single presets. All of the sounds that were featured in my original "Venus" soundset are there, now with improvements, along with even more sounds: Pianos, organs, clavs, basses, strings, brass, leads, pads, classic synth and techno sounds, and traditional arpeggiator patterns!
You can download the soundset at the new venom-synth user resource website:
The soundset is available in both an .sqs and .sqb file format, that is compatible with the original Vysex Venom software editor."

Hohner HS2 Synthesizer Casio VZ1 clone

Published on Feb 25, 2020 The sound of Non Silence

Sequential Prophet XL Gear4music demo

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Gear4music

Samples-Plus-Synthesis Hybrid Synth - four oscillators (2 sample, 2 digital) run through analog filters.

"76-note version of the iconic bi-timbral synthesizer. The Sequential Prophet XL Analog Synthesizer builds on the success of the Prophet X, which has now become a staple in the synthesizer world.

The Prophet XL is the result of many requests from the synthesizer community, with an expanded keybed and a larger size. The Prophet XL features a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo design with a brand-new sound engine. The innovative sound engine powers the dual simultaneous 16-bit 48kHz sample-based instruments, as well as boasting dual high-resolution digital oscillators.

The custom-made sound library by 8Dio is 150GB in size, spanning every genre and instrument imaginable for a truly diverse sound palette. The 76-note Fatar keybed includes velocity and aftertouch for a natural and fluid playability."


Published on Jan 29, 2020 ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Spotted on Chris Randall's (Audio Damage & Analog Industries) Patreon page.

'Barcoder: generates sounds by connecting scan-signals of a barcode scanner directly to a powered speaker, not a cash register.
And this is a huge receipt version┃┃┃┃_ρ゙

Created by Hideki Tanaka + Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-Lab
Played by Ei Wada
Official web site |"

Elektron Teaser is for a New Model:Cycles

Update: additional details and videos here.

Follow-up to the teaser posted here. It looks like it's for a new Model:Cycles. This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: new pic below. Click it.

Not the best pic, but there you have it. Price should be 329.00 Euro which comes out to $357.99 and 275.26 GBP.

Some details:

"Elektron Model:Cycles 6 Track FM-Groovebox

6 Machines: Kick, Snare, Metal, Perc, Tone and Chord; 4 controllers (Color,Shape,Sweep and Contour) for shaping the sound depending on the selected machine; 6 audio tracks (can also be used as MIDI tracks)

6 velocity-sensitive pads

96 projects; 96 patterns per project; delay and reverb

real-time and step input of notes and parameters

1x 6.3mm jack headphone output

2x 6.3mm TRS jack output

3.5mm standard audio mini jack (TRS) for MIDI In; 3.5mm standard audio mini jack (TRS) for MIDI Out/Thru

included: PSU-4 power supply unit; USB cable; MIDI adapter (5-pin to 3.5 mm TRS mini jack)

dimensions (WDH): 270 x 180 x 40 mm (including buttons and rubber feet)

weight: approx. 0.814 kg"

Plaits Synthesis Models Series #5 - Harmonic oscillator

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here is the patch -"

Plaits Synthesis Models Series

Neon Captain Radiator 30W

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Neon Captain

"We wanted to see how the Neon_Captain Radiator Laser Synthesizer played with big lasers so we took it to NY and hooked it up to a 30W RGB laser projector."

Xonik Devices Midi to Roland PG-200 Protocol Converter Kit

You might recall the MIDI to JX-3P Protocol Converter from Xonik Devices posted back in 2015 here. Xonik Devices wrote in to let us know they have a new converter kit. Details follow.

"Hi everybody! Five years ago I made a small device that translates midi CC messages into the proprietary format that the Roland PG-200 uses to control the JX-3P, MKS-30 and GR-700, making it possible to tweak parameters on these synths without the rather expensive PG-200.

Quite a few people have asked if they could buy one, so I've decided to sell the device as a solder-yourself kit. Prices start at EUR 50 + postage without
an enclosure. I've got enough parts for 40 kits at the moment, sold on a first come first served basis. If demand is high I will probably order more parts, but there is a bit of a lead time.

If you want to order one, have any questions or just want to contact me, go to:

PS: I do this on a hobby basis so it may take me a few days to get back to you!

About the MPG-200:

The MPG-200 is an affordable replacement for the PG-200 synthesizer programmer. It is a protocol translator for vintage Roland synths that use the PG-200 - JX-3P, MKS-30 and GR-700. It translates standard midi CC-messages into the proprietary PG-200 format necessary to control the synths, making it possible to use a DAW, hardware midi controller or other synth in place of the expensive PG-200.

No internal modification of your synth is necessary, as the MPG-200 does a direct translation into the PG-200 data format.

The MPG-200 comes with Midi thru, so you don't have to use a splitter if you want to control both playing and parameter noodling of your MKS-30 from the same midi source.

The MPG-200 is configurable and upgradable through Midi.

Read more about the MPG-200 at and builders-guide"

ASM Hydrasynth: self-playing patch

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Brittle stR music

Hydrasynth on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Update: tutorial video for the above posted here.

"This patch is a serious edit of the 'first patch' in my previous video. I used all 5 LFOs on this one! Plus ENV5 is cycling to modulate the depth of ENV1 filter 1 cutoff. Another LFO slowly crossfades OSC1 and OSC2, each wavescanning modulated by its own LFO at two different rates. Then the arp is ratcheting at 44% Chance, giving extra unpredictability. There's a sine wave in the wave sequence for each OSC: this gives a bass timbre to mix in with the brighter waveforms.

The Hydrasynth gives more complex results than any other hardware synth I've ever used. This is just one chord arpeggiating, but it never seems to repeat, what with all the timbral modulations and ratcheting! It keeps spitting out irresistible little phrases that I might never have invented by playing manually.

All FX are onboard the synth."

AE Modular ALGODRONE Overview // Modular Synth Bytebeats! #TTNM

Published on Feb 25, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Here's an overview of the new AE Modular Synth ALGODRONE Bytebeat module. MORE INFO BELOW =)


The ALGODRONE is a byte beat player and -generator for the tangible waves AE Modular synthesizer format. It features plenty of manual adjustment possibilities and CV inputs, as well as a granular synth mode, which lets you sweep through small parts of the sounds. It also works great as a chaotic CV source!

My Beginner's Guide to coding Bytebeats:"


The Synth Sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell | Reverb

Published on Feb 25, 2020

"Bernie Worrell is most known as the man behind some of the funkiest keyboard lines ever recorded. A musical prodigy from an early age, he went on to become the keyboardist for Parliament-Funkadelic, a collaborator with musicians like Fred Schneider of the B-52s and groups like the Talking Heads, and even had a prolific solo career. In the video above, we're digging into some of Worrell's famous keyboard and synth sounds and how he put them together.

Worrell was a musical prodigy from an early age. He was born with perfect pitch and was a quick study of classical music, even composing and performing a concerto by age eight. He continued on to Juilliard and then to the New England Conservatory of Music before meeting George Clinton. After joining The Parliaments, as they were then known, he'd forever change the future of funk as a player, composer, and sonic voyager.

Here, we look at some of his famous keyboard and synth sounds and how he put them together. Worrell played vintage Moog MiniMoogs, a Hohner D6 Clavinet, an ARP Solina string synth, and a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, among other instruments. In our video above, we're using a Moog Model D Reissue, a Nord Piano 3's Hohner D6 Clavinet patch, the Arturia V Collection's Solina V soft-synth, and a Prophet-6."

Patch notes at here

Ambient Live Looping with Arturia MicroFreak

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Fahmi M.

MicroFreaks on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Bob Moog Foundation 2019 Year-In-Review Recap & Minimoog Raffle Update

Published on Feb 24, 2020 moogfoundation

"2019 was a year of great accomplishment for the Bob Moog Foundation as Dr. Bob's SoundSchool expanded to teach and inspire 3,000 children a year through science, music, and innovation, and as we opened the Moogseum in Asheville, NC, hosted Moogmentum, our grand opening celebration, and much more.

Many thanks to all of you who have supported our innovative path forward.
You can support our work here:

Music: "The Princely Hours", Erik Norlander"

And an update on the raffle which only has two weeks left to go:

"Our 2020 raffle for a 1972 Vintage Minimoog Model D signed by Herbie Hancock is off to an excellent start. Big thanks to over 1,000 of you from all over the world who have purchased tickets so far!

With Herbie's signature and inscription to Bob, this incredible synthesizer is truly a one-of-a-kind collector's item!!

You can read all about it and purchase your tickets HERE.

Our raffles provide important funding for the Bob Moog Foundation's educational and historic preservation work. Be sure to purchase your tickets and support our work at the same time. As we like to say, it's a win-win."

Acidchicken X Cutt Records Vol.1 - Miniature Synth Spotting

Published on Feb 22, 2020 acidchicken

Some miniature synth spotting in this one.

"Promo video for the first release of the limited edition vinyl series by Acidchicken Records & Cutt Records.

This release features tracks by:

Acidchicken X Cutt Records Vol.1
Limited edition colour vinyl
Available from

Video Shot & Edited by Arne Venema.
Concept by Ben Bridges."

Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer w/ Memory Cards

via this auction

"The D-50 is a very interesting digital synth that combines PCM samples with Roland's linear arithmatic synthesis method, a style of digital subtractive synthesis. The PCM samples are providing the attack sound and the LAS section will ring out or sustain. In practice some very lovely and complex sounds are easy to achieve with the D-50.

This synth is in great shape and works perfectly with just some minor cosmetic wear from its age."

Anatek Pocket Products Lot Wind Machine Sequencer Power Pack

via this auction

You can find a demo of the Wind Machine breath controller here, and some additional info here. You can find a few posts featuring the sequencer here, but unfortunately no videos.

"Anatek Pocket Products Lot Wind Machine Sequencer Power Pack MIDI Synthesizer


Wind Machine
Pocker Sequencer
Power Pack
256k Sequencer RAM"

Yamaha DX5 SN 2168

via this auction

"This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it's been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I've loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there's an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2)."

Akai AX60 Analogue Poly Synth

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 039245

via this auction

"Up for sale a beautiful Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer. Fat leads and pads, awesome arpeggiator. 4 oscillators, playable in unison, share and poly (paraphonic) modes. Newly trimmed and serviced, pots in very good condition. Cosmetic condition more or less flawless."

Original OBERHEIM 2 VOICE TVS-1 Twin SEM Synthesizer with Sequencer SN 0540

via this auction

This is the one in the recently posted videos here.

"Time to let go of my Two-Voice which I've had since 1997 when I got it from a tech in Atlanta.

The tolex was a bit rough when I got it but the inside is impeccable, and it works like a charm.

I have had it in for repairs 3 times during the 23 years that I have owned it so far.

Once around 2005 at Two Lines Music on Broadway, then at EARS Music Repairs in the Music District of NY in 2010 and a few weeks ago the sound OUT mixer module needed repair and I took it to AUDIOTRONIC in Bordeaux.

This beautiful beast is too large to occupy the space it deserves in our small home here in France so she has to go to someone who can provide her the space she needs to be played more frequently than with me when al I can do is take her out on occasion and run the sequemcer for samples.

I uploaded a few videos to show her in action for the purpose of this sale. The audio is far from sample quality but then, this was destined for Youtube to show the basic functioning of this machine.

There is one small niggle with this synth. The uppermost F# key sometimes gets stuck and has to be gently pulled back. Not a big deal for me, but needs to be mentioned. I mostly play the sequencer and oh, it also works with a TB-303 or an ARP Sequencer providing gate and CV."

SCHIPPMANN Ebbe Und Flut mkII SN 00530

via this auction

Minimoog - sequenced with Moog 700 series drum groove...

Published on Feb 25, 2020 noddyspuncture

"A couple of Moogerfooger's also used - RingMod on the 702 percussion synth and also MF-104M Delay on the Mini. Also a bit of Bode frequency shifter."

Full Bucket Tricent mk III

via Full Bucket Music

"The Tricent is a software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the classic KORG Trident mkl II from 1982. Is is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. The main features are:

Synthesizer, Brass, and Strings sections
8 or 64 voice polyphony
Flanger effect
Individual stereo outputs for the three sections
Double precision audio processing
All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers
Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)"

Soft synth based on the Korg Trident.

Synthstrom Deluge - Evangaline [Synthstrom Vinyl Release!]

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Synthstrom Deluge. This track appears on the new Synthstrom vinyl release here:

I'll be playing a few shows on the Synsthtrom World Tour:
May 29th 2020 in Vancouver - tickets
May 30th 2020 in Seattle - tickets"

Moog One sounds part2 (No talking)

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

Moog One on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Some more sounds that I recently programmed on this beast of a synth!"

Matt Johnson Jamiroquai Moog One posts

Important Interviews with Richard Nicol talks to Girts Ozolinš of Erica Synths

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Girts discusses his epic motorcycle journeys with Richard."


What to expect from KORG's new lab in Berlin

Published on Feb 25, 2020 FACTmagazine

"Tatsuya Takahashi has helped to create some of the best selling synths of the past decade, including KORG’s Volca line, Monotron and Aphex Twin-approved Monologue. This year, he’s embarking on his biggest challenge yet: heading up a Berlin-based subsidiary of KORG alongside E-RM founder Maximilian Rest.

FACT met up with Takahashi and Rest to find out more about KORG Germany and what we can expect from their new instrument lab, what the office might include and what kind of people they’re looking to hire.

To find out more about KORG Germany and to apply for a role at the company, visit"

Polyend Teaser Feb 25

Published on Feb 25, 2020 Polyend

"Teasing you again, hoping the sound best speaks for itself. More to see/hear soon. All the details in March."

Euclidean Circles V2 - Deep Dive

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"VPME.DE reinvents the wheel with Euclidean Circles V2 :)

Don't miss the one man jam in the end!

Video written, directed, shot, edited and scored by Quincas Moreira
35mm film photography by Quincas Moreira
Additional editing by Edgar López"

200R - February 25th, 2020

Published on Feb 24, 2020 repeatle

Introducing Daisy: A $29 Embedded Platform for Music Hardware Devices from Electrosmith

Update: Kickstarter video added above.

You might remember Electrosmith's Daisy from previous posts including videos here.

Daisy is now on Kickstarter here.

"Electrosmith, a brand dedicated to DIY electronics, is announcing Daisy, an embedded platform for music. Create powerful electronic instruments and sound processors with an open source audio development board!

Daisy features everything you need for creating high fidelity audio hardware devices. Just plug in a USB cable and start making sound. No soldering required. Whether you're teaching classes in STEM education, or creating your next audio product, Daisy will revolutionize your process through a seamless, uncompromising platform.

Why Daisy?

Programmability: Daisy supports a number of programming languages including Arduino, Pure Data, Max/MSP, and C++.

High Fidelity Audio: Daisy features 24-bit stereo audio hardware with up to 192kHz sample rate and 32-bit floating point DSP processing.

Small Form Factor: Smaller than a stick of gum, the Daisy measures in at just 18mm x 51mm.

Affordable Price Tag: Unlike other dev boards that require more than one product to create audio, Daisy can be used on its own, and is only $29!

Easy To Use: Getting started is a breeze, thanks to four, Daisy-powered evaluation platforms:

Petal - Guitar Pedal

Patch - Eurorack module

Field - Desktop Synth

Pod - Breakout Board"


Patch n Tweak

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