MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Novation Circuit - Valiant

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Payton Carter

"It's been a while since I've played with the Circuit. I downloaded the Team Novation pack, hooked up an external MIDI keyboard, and sat down for a couple hours with the goal of just finishing a song. This is what came out of that session. Make sure to check out the tutorial if you want to see how I made this track.

All audio is coming from the Circuit, recorded straight into the Canon 80D. Mastering with Ozone Element 8."

Novation Circuit - Tutorial - How I made my track, "Valiant"

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Payton Carter

"I've had lots of requests for another tutorial, so I thought I would make one for my track 'Valiant'. This video goes through how I arrange tracks, why polyphonic synth patches are important, and how I perform the final song. If there are other parts of the workflow on the Circuit that you would like to see, let me know!"

Synthetic:Drums for Model:Samples (or any other sampler)

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Egowaves

"Demo of Synthetic:Drums with its 303 friend
16 Kits for Model:Samples (or any other sampler)
96 samples"

Three Amigos: Prophet Rev2, Novation Peak, Moog Matriarch

Published on Feb 29, 2020 studentsmusic

"combining three great and diverse synths might be a good idea!?"


Published on Feb 29, 2020 Time_Controlled_Organism

"This is a track to be included in an upcoming Bancamp release

listen to my music : https://timecontrolledorganism.bandca...

download my vcv rack modules :"

GEM Instapiano 73 Demo Italian

Published on Feb 29, 2020 jerry dibella

"A Little demo of the huge Gem Instapiano 73 of the italian manufacturer Gem, It Is a Electronic piano keyboard fron 1983, It gas Just tour piano sounds plus harpsicord, It gas Dynamic keys and a modulari in section with a phaser and a voltage controller filter. It Is absolutelt big, It gas its own stand, handle and cover, bit the weight It Is so much (I think It Is about 50 kg )

In Italy It Is a forgotten instrument at the Moment, because there are so many keyboard instrument with Better portability and sounds!"

This appears to be the first one featured on the site. You can find a different model posted here. See the "New Old" labels below for first time appearances of older gear here on the site.

Model:Cycles Review // The Pros and Cons

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Ricky Tinez

"Is the Elektron Model:Cycles worth It? Or more importantly, is it for you?"

You can find the Perfect Audio event video here.

ARP 2600 Synthesizer Patch Book. David Frederick Signature Series

via this auction

Some great historical shots. Not sure what the order should be so just went with what was in the listing. It's not clear if this is PDF/digital only based on the description:


​This is a one of a kind ARP 2600 Patch Book straight from David's vault and now even better!

df|MG Signature Series is the only place on planet Earth where you can find this historical and unique ARP 2600 Patch Book!
What's included in this unique product and the 2.0 release?

The original ARP 2600 Patch Book (99 patches)
3 Blank Patch Templates (DF Custom, Original Ver 1 and Original Ver 2 From ARP)
A digitally scanned copy of the letter from Al Pearlman to ARP 2600 users and custom patch!
Custom VIP ARP 2600 Patches that were only given to VIP. They were never given to the public!
20+ Custom Patches from David Frederick (leads, pads, and bass)
The original ARP 2600 Owners Manual
Historical pictures and music links from the ARP NAMM JAM's
Historical pictures of ARP Promotions of the ARP 2600
Typed letter from Al Pearlman describing his impressions and wonder of the ARP NAMM JAM
Over 315+ pages of history, images, music links, patches, custom patches, and more!
This is the only ARP 2600 Patch Book of its kind anywhere! No other product includes all of this information, practical and useful patches, history and more!
Version 2.0 Updated Release of this Patch Book
Available as a PDF eBook

David literally grew up around ARP synthesizers as his father - David Sr. was one of the original leaders at ARP Instruments and a visionary behind many of its most popular synths (Odyssey, Pro Soloist, Axxe, Little Brother, Omni, String Ensemble, etc.). As a result, this is a unique and exclusive patch book for the famous ARP 2600 only from David Frederick and df|Music Group Signature Series.

If you own an ARP 2600 (real, clone or VST) this is a must-have Signature Series Patch Book!

Get the most out of your 2600 and experience ARP History!"

Simmons Super SDE (enhanced version)

via this auction

"It is capable of very harsh noises, being based on Yamaha's FM chips, but can be persuaded to be mellower."

Arp Pro-soloist Vintage Analogue Synth SN 2712 040

via this auction

Macbeth ELEMENTS Analog Synthesizer - Mark 1 SN 102

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

"If you are reading this listing you probably know the infamous history of this synth. Part of the reason they are so rare is that many were manufactured with a faulty voltage regulator which would eventually fail and the board would be destroyed.

From what I could find, the part number of the faulty voltage regulator is LM2940. That's not what this board has; I took a photo of the voltage regulator after some research, and it appears to be L4940V5.

I am not an electrical engineer, but it's my guess that either the bad part was swapped out before catastrophe, or it never left the factory with the bad part. The fact that it's 2017, and it is still working is also reassuring. I have owned it since late 2014.

Some additional notes on its condition:

The knobs are not original.

The LED display is missing a piece of plastic that would normally sit on top. Compare the photos to ones elsewhere on the Web.

There is some major scratching by the modwheel and on the lowest key. My guess is a previous owner rocked a pinky ring.

The "Value" knob is loose and wiggles around. There is a photo that shows this. The knobs still works, and fortunately it is mainly used for data entry and not real time control.

The power supply is not original, but is in fact a NEW Nintendo NES power supply. There was some Internet synth lore that said using one would prevent the board death. This is what came with it when I purchased it, and I've swapped it for a new one that isn't a wall wart.

There are some minor scuffs and scratches in the paint, but not bad for a 20 year old synth.

Everything else appears to be in good condition and fully functional."

Korg Poly-Ensemble S PE-2000 - 70's Poly/Paraphonic Vintage String Synth

via this auction

"Korg Poly-Ensemble S string synthesizer, produced between 1976-1979. This is a divide down/Paraphonic synth, meaning that every key can be played at the same time, however they all share the same FX/filtering. The Poly-S has a number of voices, from Organ, Brass, Strings, Choirs, with a built-in Phaser FX unit. It's an incredibly unique, and lush sounding synthesizer..."

Roland JUPITER-Xm / Split and morphing sound / Synthesizer

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Rainbow Sahana

"Rainbow Sahana / Sucre mon univers

Démo Roland Jupiter XM

Fusion world music / Electro world music / Musiques du monde / Chillout / Ambient / Trip Hop / Pop Electro / World music /Trap

Duo franco-indien Mangualatone & électronique
Pierrick Levé & Premsanthy Dubois"

Blush Response × Model:Cycles - Elektron Studios Berlin

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Elektron

"Blush Response smashing it with Model:Cycles at Elektron Studios."


Published on Feb 29, 2020 Jason Basson

"In December I patched my JVR system but I hat not yet come to listen to it. When I fired it up today I only had one sound out of one closet.After adjusting the levels I came to nice soundscapes as you can see in the video."

Chernobyl style Synth sound (Axoloti)

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Servando Barreiro

"all sounds coming from the board you see there. Just at the end of the video I add a bit of Fuzz distortion to the mix. sorry about the lo-fi video....."

Andreas Tilliander - February 29th, 2020

Published on Feb 29, 2020 repeatle

"Leap day."

Between time...

Circuit Bent Yamaha DD-5 drum machine

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Mike Sisk

Overview comes in at :28.

"In this video I show how I circuit bent my Yamaha DD-5 drum machine. I added four gate inputs, pitch control with a LTC1799, and data line switch section."

The death of Stalin Polivoks Analog USSR Synthesizer

Published on Feb 28, 2020 GLvintageSHOP

Monkey Play Drum machine USSR Analog Elsita

Published on Feb 28, 2020 GLvintageSHOP


Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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