MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 1, 2020

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Aquifex - OP-Z Jam3 mixdown with StillHouse sampler pack (SingleMaltCharred kit) rhythms 030120

Published on Mar 1, 2020 SynthAddict

"Quick-n-dirty OP-Z jam and live FX mixdown/performance using the excellent StillHouse sampler pack from Winston Giles Edwards and Ken Flux Pierce. I specifically used the SingleMaltCharred kit for all rhythm elements. Thanks for the cool kit guys! Enjoy...

Make sure you guys go get the excellent free sample pack from Ken's FluxWithIt website. It's very atmospheric and raw."

4 Voice Moog Tower-of-Power! [Little Phatty + 3 Slim Phatty Polychain]

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Marshal Arnold

"Tonight I noodle around a bit with a 4 voice Moog Little Phatty and 3 Moog Slim Phatty Synthesizers!

Polychaining the Littple Phatty and Slim Phatty is a simple process, the synths are daisy chained via MIDI DIN cables and I'm using a Novation 61SL MKII to play.

I'm using some external effects in Ableton, they are:
Reason Rack 11 RV7000 MKII Reverb

The patch is a modified version of the patch 64 - Legato Sweep. I removed the distortion overdrive and the glide from that patch, plus opened up the filter to 50%."

ModularSynthesizerEnsemble GRG10 Laaerberg Gymnasium

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

Crazy to think how far modular has come. None of this existed when launching this site back in 2005. The market was limited to a smal handful of boutique manufacturers. Also see Modular Synthesizer Ensemble - Bigband Bugenhagenschule.

VGM #172: World Map Themes (Overworld & Underworld) - Final Fantasy II (IV) Ft. Curious Quail

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Amie Waters

"Originally just planned on doing the overworld map theme, but then I fell into a volcano and realized I had more work to do! Technically this is Main Theme (Overworld) and Land of Dwarves (Underworld) from Final Fantasy IV. FFIV is the latest in my journey to beat classic RPGs I missed as a kid. I hope you enjoy this synth-chip jam ft. my good friend Mike from Curious Quail!"

Synthplex 2020 Set for March 26-29 in Burbank, CA


"Exhibits + Seminars + Live Electronic Music + Pop-Up Synth Museum + DIY Synth Build + Gala Banquet

Synthplex® 2020 is back! Come and join the fun in Burbank at Synthplex, the “All Things Synthesizer” festival/ expo. Synthplex has it all; Trade Show Exhibits (Open Friday thru Sunday), Educational, Technology & Product Seminars, Synthesizer History Seminars, Master Sessions & Key Note speeches with Industry Legends (2019 we had Thomas Dolby, Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), Brian Transeau (aka BT), Harold Faltermeyer and Dave Smith of Sequential), DIY synth building workshops, Live Synth Concerts all weekend long (Thursday night thru Sunday night), the Synthplex Pop-up Synth Museum and the Saturday night Gala Dinner Banquet with a live performance TBA. Last year we had Thomas Dolby give an intimate performance at the Gala Dinner Banquet.

What to Expect at Synthplex

Even in this age of online social media, with myriad synthesizer-related social groups, YouTube performances and tutorials, there is still no substitute for having a physical location where like-minded, synth people can come together and meet face to face/ear to ear. The West Coast has an amazing (and LARGE) community of synthesizer enthusiasts, who all look forward to the times when we can meet up, hang out, break bread and learn new things about synthesis. Enter Synthplex®.

Hands-on Experiences

There will be many opportunities at Synthplex® to get hands-on with a lot of synthesizer gear and much more. In the exhibit halls you will discover new products and you will get to dive deep into these products and experience them for yourself. All weekend long there will be equipment vendors giving demonstrations, and there will be daily DIY synthesizer building workshops (modular and other formats) going on in the morning and the afternoon.

Furthermore, Synthplex® has an extremely special Pop-Up Synth Museum, where you can experience firsthand many rare and valuable synthesizers with the guidance of museum docents. You don’t just get to listen and see these instruments, you actually get to tweak some knobs and play them! Note: Admission into the Pop-UP Synth Museum is a separate pass from the Synth Expo pass, as all profits from the Pop-Up Synth Museum will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation. Each year we will feature a new recipient for this donation..."

You can find full details at

MK1 48kHz

"First attempt to make a track using just the Kawai K1 and 'M', The Interactive Composing and Performing System for Atari ST."

Strymon El Capistan on effects.

3X Stillson Hammer MKII - Délinquance Épileptique

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"A small Jamm with Mr Fingers and Votek Mendo with 3 Stillson Hammer MKII and lots of noisy modules."

Onde Magnetique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer + Accessories

via this auction

"This is the limited edition 2019 version of the OM-1 with 1 extra tape (worn out/feedback) and Softpot Pitch Ribbon controller. Designed by Scott Campbell.

This thing is amazing! Only letting it go to make room for other gear. Works perfect. All items as pictured.

From the website:

The OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer is an analog musical instrument built around the concept that when a continuous tone/note is recorded to tape, its pitch will change as the tape's playback speed is increased or decreased. Individual notes are playable via the 8 buttons (keys), each with a tuning knob directly above it. The volume of the notes can be articulated by using the pressure sensitive volume control - the harder its pressed, the louder the note. A three position switch controls attack/release response of the audio output - Short, Medium, and Long. CV/Gate inputs allow control over the cassette's pitch and volume from a linear (non-quantized) voltage sequencer.

While loosely inspired by instruments like the Mellotron® and Ondes Martenot, the OM-1 has a sound all its own. Because it uses a standard cassette tape as its audio source, the sound creation possibilities are endless. The OM-1 is engineered for experimentation."

Yamaha CS-60 with original Lid, Legs and Bag SN 2014

via this auction

"For your consideration is a Yamaha CS-60 in very good condition, with the original lid, legs, and bag. This CS-60 is in excellent working condition and has been actively used at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum for the past few years."

Sequencer Jam - Sequential Pro 3, Arturia MatrixBrute, Moog Voyager & MF-101 - ExperimentalSynth

Published on Feb 19, 2020 experimentalsynth

"Sequential Pro 3 is the MIDI master clock. MatrixBrute sequencer is synced to it. A Pro 3 oscillator is sent out its audio-rate CV post and filtered by the MF-101. An aux envelope CV is also sent to modulate the MF-101 filter cutoff. The Voyager's filter cutoff is also modulated by a clock-synced S&H LFO. All are processed by a Line 6 Echo Pro also synced to the master clock. Learn more at"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 w/ Midi SN 3707

via this auction

Korg Z1 Expanded w/ Original Box & ZSC-01 Sound Collection Card

via this auction

"RARE 18 voice Korg Z1ex - with factory installed 18-voice board, ultra rare Z1 expansion card and all original English documentation for the synth and the card.

Amazing condition and comes with everything you see in the photos. Will not split the contents. User manual is well read and has some stains on the cover but otherwise clean with no highlighting or missing pages inside."

Demo video in the listing previously posted here.

Oberheim Matrix 6 MIDI Synth Keyboard

via this auction

Metasonix TM 7 Scrotum Smasher Ultra Distortion SN TM7-103 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Nice box. The pedal art is by Dave, creator of The Packrat.

"This was purchased new and put away for over a decade. Recently found amongst a bunch of other pedals and random bits of gear wile moving. I own 3 of them along side other Metasonix gear. I had money back then and kinda went nuts on spending.

It is truly as new as it was the day it arrived from Lake Port CA, home of Metasonix. The tubes are fresh and barely even warmed up.

I tried posting it on but was blocked from doing so because has band the sale of products with 'explicit or offensive content'.

Essentially banning this unit and others from being sold

This unit is loud and extremely aggressive. There is no by pass switch and the knob settings are very sensitive. If you give it time and attention you'll find the sweet spots. The TM 7 is all about those edges. You'll know what im talking about when you plug in a heavy kick drum from a drum machine such as a Roland 808, 909 or JoMoX 888, 999 and JoMox Alpha Base, just to name a few.

Though the real magic happens when you plug a Control Voltage source from a CV sequencer.
Thats right! It also a synth module."

Sternfunkeln by Moognase

A new release from supporting member, Moognase.

Moognase – Sternfunkeln, recorded 2020

About Moognase:

The project Moognase was created in early 2000 and has been my main electronic project ever since. It is centered around Moog synthesizers of many kinds, for example the Rogue, Prodigy, Micromoog, Voyager, Minitaur, Sub Phatty and, most recently, Grandmother. I focus on one synth only when I'm recording.

Waterfall Delays (Blooper + Rev2)

Published on Feb 19, 2020 collector//emitter

"Messing around with Blooper as a delay, using a mellow arp from my Prophet Rev2 as the input. The modifiers on Blooper are set to Dropper and Stepped Speed, and I'm mostly just messing with Stepped Speed."

BURG - Slow Collider ( first AKAI force jam )

Published on Mar 1, 2020 ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find it here and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD

As a BURG patreon You will get access to behind the scenes materials, exclusive live streams, tiers with stems, loop packs and other perks including access to the exclusive BURG discord.

Track info:

So a new big item enters the studio, AKAI force. Main use case for this is to sequence some of my gear, such as the Novation peak plus serve as mixer/FX unit for my volcas. Also adding to this obviously it is filled with a lot of goodies and music production stuff to help move the BURG style into more complex chord progressions and layers of my musical making.

This is a first attempt, maybe not really 100% BURG style.. but it does indeed showcase the possibilities using the force in my workflow. All in all I have a good feeling about this purchase.

I hope you will enjoy it !

Gear used:
- AKAI force ( main drums, lo end bass, arps, vocal samples, mixer for my volcas )
- Sub37, lead sound, Strymon timeline and blue sky
- KORG volca keys and bass
- KORG monologue, sequenced from the force + FX from the digitone
- Novation peak, Pads ( sequenced by AKAI force )
- Avalon bassline 303 square style
- Modular, BIA, plonk for percussion
- elektron digitakt, percussion and chord stabs
- Drumbrute impact, extra HHs and FM drum

All recorded down on 2 track, Zoom H5

#AKAIforce #KORGvolca #Subsequent37"

Polivoks VCF from Industrial Music Electronics (fka The Harvestman)

Published on Mar 1, 2020 CatSynth TV

"Explore the Polivoks VCF, part of the Iron Curtain Electronics series from Industrial Music Electronics (formerly known as The Harvestman).

0:00 Intro and history
0:34 Basic functionality
1:42 CV control (After Later Audio Pique envelope)
3:00 Extended jam with Ableton Live (CV Tools + drums) into Polivoks VCF

Additional modules used:
Sputnik Dual Oscillator
After Later Audio pique (bouncing-ball envelope mode)
Noise Engineering Sinc Bucina (VCA)
Expert Sleepers ES-8 (audio and CV from Ableton Live)
Mordax DATA

For more information, please visit http://www.industrialmusicelectronics...

'A legendary analog filter design available at last in your modular system,the original circuit from a classic Russian analog synthesizer designed in cooperation with its inventor Vladimir Kuzmin.Tthe 2-pole filter circuit now has simultaneously available low- and band-pass outputs. From the pleasant saturation of bass frequencies when overdriven, to the satisfyingly unstable self-oscillation, this filter design is utterly unique. A 2-input audio mixer and some modulation inputs have been included for patching convenience.'"

1066 - on a Modular Synth

Published on Mar 1, 2020 The Mad Music Machine

"A quick demo of a patch inspired by one of Caitlin's topics at the Secondary (High) school she now attends.

Here Make Noise René 2 is sequencing the 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator, Synthesis Technology E352 & E370 (with VCA controlled by Doepfer A-178 Theremin). Voice Samples are controlled by the 4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler (further pitch-shifted by the QU-Bit Nebulae). Drones via the Mother32. Keys via Behringer K2. Drums via Mutant Bass and Snare.

A tiny bit of reverb via Soundcraft Lexicon unit."

Haven't seen her in a while. You can find additional posts featuring Caitlin here. Here she is with TONTO.

ANTI-GRAVITY: Novation PEAK, Roland JU-06A - JP-08

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"#RolandJP08 #ambient #patches👉

A very simple old Berlin School, starting with a static pad/drone from Roland JP-08 (with some ping-pong Waves H-Delay).

Novation Peak is playing the other pad part and later, the Roland JU-06 (with H-Delay as well) comes with a nice&warm sequence.


Pool - Felt Instruments, Morphagene, Mimeophon, Arbhar, Microcell, Magneto

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

You can get the WAV file for this piece on my Patreon page -"

ESTRADIN 312 - SOLARIS - repair and midi installation

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Alexey Taber

Vintage analog Synth Session

Published on Mar 1, 2020 heckenschreck

"A session with: Yamaha SS-30, ARP Explorer I, ARP Odyssey III, Sequential Circuits Prophet T-8, Oberheim OB-8 and the Bass monster Roland MKS-80. Drums: SCI Drumtraks and Korg Monotribe. Midi clock Master: Garfield Master Beat. MKS-80 Sequencer: SEQ-12. T-8 Arpeggiator: Arpie. FX on Explorer I: Eventide Eclipse, FX on SS-30 and OB-8: T.C. Electronics M-3000."

Wersi CX-1 based 19" midi drum expander

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Stereoping

"Test- and demosong for a little DIY project - an analogue rack #midi drum expander based on some soundcards of the #Wersi #Wersimatic #CX-1. Together the 3 PCBs supply 14 different sounds, some quite interesting. One is called "Synthedrum", an oscillator with 3080 VCA allowing several interesting mods, they are demoed at 1:20. The video also shows some pictures of the building process. All drums in the song - except the tabla - coming from this unit. Other gear: #Waldorf #Pulse, Deep Bass 9, Roland #Integra7, #Boehm Dynamic 12/24 and a beautiful Flute from the #Akai #S900 through a Roland #DEP-5."

Moog Taurus bass pedal (1976) The bass sound of Genesis (Los Endos, Musical Box, Mama) part5

Published on Mar 1, 2020 RetroSound

"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The deep bass sound of Genesis...Los Endos, Musical Box, Mama

Moog Taurus analog bass synthesizer pedals from the year 1976
3 presets: Taurus, Bass, Tuba
1 variable and full programmed sound

Used by Genesis, Rush, Asia, Genesis, Police, The Cure, Marillion, Saga, Dream Theater, Pink Floy, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Jean Michel Jarre and more

The Taurus 1 use linear VCOs. The Minimoog and the later Taurus 2 and 3 use exponential VCOs. Linear VCOs are the secret for the stable bass sound of the Taurus 1.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my music albums. Thank you!


RetroSound Moog Taurus posts


Published on Mar 1, 2020 No Nag Recordings

"I had the opportunity to take care for this magnificent peice of instrument for while. tI has been one of biggest dreams to own one since i was a boy with toys. Now that I tested it for some time i can say that for the price, I'd rather go for the Moog One. Sure, I still want one but only, more or less, as a collectors item. But It can still perform and make sounds like no other."

1975 Roland 100m

via this auction

Moog Model 15

via this auction

Oberheim SEM - CPS-1, original from 1976

via this auction

Roland SH-3A Synthesizer

via this auction

"This synth is in incredible condition for its age, it has been very well cared for and has never left my studio as long as I’ve had it. There are no issues whatsoever with the synth everything functions perfectly as it should and it sounds incredible. It hurts me to have to let it go but I’ve moved into a smaller studio and no longer have room for all of my full keyboard synths :( I have shipped quite a few vintage synths with no issues but I will be purchasing Reverb’s shipping protection just to be safe. Rest assured it will be packaged extremely well. This is a beautifully preserved piece of Roland’s history. Fast, free shipping!!"

Bontempi HF232.20 rare electronic keyboard organ rhythm preset machine SN 40320139

via this auction

Note the headphone out jack is actually labelled "EAR."

"Main features:
44 fullsize keys

polyphony 8 notes (only 4 with accompaniment)

4 combinable OBS preset sounds {flute, strings, brass, oboe} selected by locking switches

6 OBS preset rhythms {waltz, slow rock, swing, disco, rock, latin} selected by locking switches

vibrato switch

fingered & single finger chord

chord memory switch (means simply that chord is held when releasing keys)

manual chord mode switch (labelled "automatic)

tempo slider

master & rhythm volume slider

main voice is squarewave without envelope, muffled through capacitors

analogue percussion {base, snare, hihat, clave}; cymbals and snare are made from transistor noise.

main ICs "AMI 8233MAB, 27430510" (40 pin DIL) + "AMI 8301XU, 27430520" (24 pin DIL)

mains operated

headphone & line out jack

large built-in speaker (in the case bottom, makes nice bass)"

Giaccaglia Electronic Organ 60s Rare SN 030440.2

Published on Mar 1, 2020

"Check this shop here:"

Built-in rhythm machine section. Note this is the first post to feature Giaccaglia.

via this auction

"All switches and buttons work. Rhythm machine presets work and tempo change. Some keys are bit bent pressed on first octave, also some same keys wont respond so its possibly top octave MK 50240 chip issue that needs replacement."

Pic of the inside below.

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #81: Böhm Dynamic 4x9 - Song 2

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the Boehm Dynamic 4x9. It's a German FM-synthesizer from mid-80s that were only available as DIY project. It uses 12(!) Yamaha ICs of the type YM2203, which were commonly used in home computers from NEC as well as in arcade games until the early 90s. Each of the ICs has 3 FM-voices for an overall 36 voices 4-part polyphony.

I used for the recording the following FX for the song:

T-Rex Twister, DigiTech Obscura, 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 PC for 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."

Additional Böhm Dynamic 4x9 posts

Waldorf STVC Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Bonedo Synthesizers

1010 Music Toolbox Sequencer Module [Eurorack Modular Synthesizer]

Published on Mar 1, 2020 TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

MFB Synth Pro Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Limbic Bits

"MFB Synth Pro Sound Demo (no talking). Demo show casing some custom made pads, leads and bass sounds."

Synthetic:Drums for Model:Samples

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Egowaves

"16 Kits / 96 samples.
Download here:

While formatted for #Model:Samples this #sample #pack is compatible with any hardware or software sampler that handles wav files.

Enjoy making music!"

A little bit about how a synthesizer works

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Zoë Blade

"A casual chat / very rough guide to how a modular synthesiser works, for making electronic music.

My face isn't lit from the front, the shapes are wrong, the subtitles are hard to read, I ramble, I forgot to show oscillator sync, and there's no mixer insert shot, BUT it's finished! I'd still like to make some better videos on the subject at some point, but in the meantime, here's something, at least."

Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid

Luftrum 23 - Soundbank for Pigments 2

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Luftrum1

"Luftrum 23 for Pigments 2 is an ambient cinematic soundbank for the film scoring space traveller and the electronic producer, containing 100 presets plus 22 FX presets, for the reverb and delay effects.

The set is created by Luftrum and taking the sounds back-to-basics in the vein of early Luftrum releases with rich pads, silky Vangelis-like keys, bitcrushed yet mellow synth leads, underscoring textures and conceptual granular work with sonics originating from space itself - like the dusty, mesmerizing granular pad Stillness of Stars sculpted out of a short snippet of otherworldly frequencies from Voyager 2 as it passed through the outer magnetosphere in 1979 and the pulsing drone based on the cryptic FRB signals from deep space billions of light-years away, which are intercepted, noise reduced and timestretched 350 times.

The soundbank is designed to evoke emotions and raise questions about the depths of space and time, journeys to the unknown, life and existence and the symbiosis between the tiny pale blue dot we call Earth and the vast eternal universe, with inspirations drawn from artists like Biosphere, Jonn Serrie, Vangelis, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Stellardrone, Ascendant and Steve Roach.

All presets got a few dB headroom, have modwheel assigned and aftertouch where it gave meaning. The soundbank is NKS ready, contains NKS presets and audio previews for users of Native Instruments hardware. There’s a PDF guide included, describing how to install the set.

Some of the audio contained are from the NASA archives and used in compliance with their Media Usage Guidelines. NASA is not affiliated with Luftrum and does not endorse the use of the audio. The ​FRB signal​ is from the Harvard Dataverse. The sonification itself is the public domain, according to the terms.


Wah wah + Gate - A new user MOD effect for your loguesdk synthesizers...

Published on Feb 29, 2020

Available at

Wah Wah + Gate is a mod effect for your logue-sdk compatible synthesizers! With it you can both run a very low to high speed LFO on a bandpass "wah", and / or run an automatically re-triggerable amplitude gate LFO. With this you can get some familiar sounds, and make some new ones too!

For KORG minilogue xd, prologue, & NTS-1.

Leap Day's Random Hardware Challenge

Published on Feb 29, 2020 juanito moore

"This weekend, the challenge was to feature random elements in your music. A couple years ago I designed and built a module, early on in my quest to design a CV sequencer, that can algorithmically generate CV sequences. The module is very hard to use, not intuitive at all, and the sequences it spits out are not always very good. And when it comes up with a good one, there's no way to get it back.

Pair that with my latest module, the most DIY Mutable Instruments Braids ever, and I played something I'm pretty happy with."

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

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