MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 09, 2020

Stimming reviews the Elektron Model:Cycles (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Telekom Electronic Beats TV's gear expert Stimming is back with a new review, this time of Elektron's six track FM based groovebox Model:Cycles.

It features six unique Machines which can be configured with either percussive or melodic synth engines, in one lightweight unit.

This is the swedish company's second entry level groovebox and is priced accordingly at 329 Euros."

Rare 70's National Panasonic RF-1300 Boombox with Rhythm Machine

Published on Mar 9, 2020 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Rare 70's National Panasonic RF-1300 Boombox with Radio and Rhythm Machine

with Roland RE-201 Space Echo"

You can find additional posts featuring the Panasonic RF-1300 here.

JJ Abrams with Roger Linn

via @roger_linn

"I and my wife Ingrid recently had the pleasure of visiting with film director JJ Abrams, who owns a #LinnStrument and a #LinnDrum."

You can find additional posts featuring JJ Abrams here.

Hydrasynth sound design tutorial: mod matrix etc

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Seen From Space

"A dissection of the patch in this video on my other channel Brittle stR: [posted here]

All 5 LFOs are used to modulate WaveScan, pan, oscillator crossfade and more."

Two Digitakts! - "A Stranger In A World"

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

"Check out my *seven* soundbanks for the Elektron Digitakt here ►


I recently purchased a *second* Elektron Digtakt!
This is the first time I'm trying to use both Digitakts together.
I'm also using a Novation KS Rack and a Virus Darkstar.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

Division Department 01/IV Four Voice Analog Drum Synth

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The Division Department 01/IV is a distinctly open-ended drum synth, providing a clean slate for creating all sorts of analog percussion tones. With no on-board sequencing, 01/IV is more about classic percussive sound design, leaving the control choices up to the user, playable via the per-channel trigger buttons or external MIDI control.

Unlike many drum synths, 01/IV features four identical channels. Where other instruments might make distinctions between the purpose of each channel (kick, snare, etc.), 01/IV instead provides access to raw synthesis elements to allow users to sculpt their own tones, be they familiar or completely alien. Each voice provides a choice of sound source (triangle, saw, noise, hi-hat noise), filter type (lowpass, bandpass, highpass), and modulation controls, providing access to everything from classic analog drum tones to inter-voice FM.

By providing this open-ended approach to sound design on each of its four channels, the 01/IV can seamlessly morph from percussive to melodic roles, from intense FM to clean, rubbery toms, from understated rhythms to in-your-face blasts. And best of all, the one-knob-per-function interface and built-in trigger buttons make this a pleasure to play, encouraging real-time exploration in a way uncommon for modern drum machines.

01/IV available here:"

Vintage Korg Trident MKII Factory Sound Patches Cassette

via this auction

"Scarce factory sound patches on cassette for the legendary Korg Trident mk.II. Real analogue goodness from the early 1980's!

As I have never used this cassette to restore sounds onto a Trident (I wish!), I cannot comment on the how well it works. I have played it through on each side and heard the expected screech of data, so I have no reason to think why it shouldn't work. Still, caveat emptor! The sounds appear three times on one side of the tape only, there is no 'B side.'

Dispatched in the UK with Royal Mail."

Buchla Music Easel & Sequential Circuits P600 jam

Published on Mar 9, 2020 SYNTHGURU *

"Buchla Music Easel simple sequence,Prophet 600 solo"

Altura MK2 Demo

Demo added to this post.

Roland Synthwave Demos

Demos added to this post.


Published on Mar 9, 2020 Synthesizer Home

ROLAND JX-3P (1983) | KORG POLY-800 (1984)

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Synthesizer Home

KORG POLY-800 (1984)

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Synthesizer Home

Elka Wilgamat mk1

via this auction

You can find some demos in previous posts here.

YAMAHA AN1x Virtual Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Buchla 208r Voice Module

via this auction

"Roman Filipov-designed clone of the Buchla 208r, the voice module of the Buchla Music Easel. One of the very last built by respected maker Adam 'Djangosfire' Scramstad before he retired from building modules."

DSI Prophet Rev 2 Synthesizer Basic Programming

Published on Mar 9, 2020 studentsmusic

"Little Intro into programming the rev 2 from scratch."

from Stefano Bertoli on Vimeo.

川明かり chapter VII 水


All music created with an Organelle M
All videos created on a IphoneXS running lumafusion

chapter VI

New piece from supporting member, Stefano Bertoli.

All parts here

Final 24 Hours to Support Flux on Kickstarter

via TM Synthesis

"During the course of the Kickstarter campaign the Flux hardware and firmware designs have expanded significantly. Details of the confirmed expansions can be found in the summary list below:

Hardware Expansion
4 analog outputs (1 per channel capable of synchronised envelopes/LFOs/stepped voltages for dynamics and timbre shaping in patches)
4 additional inputs (Flux now has 4 gate and 4 CV inputs)
4 additional transportation pushbuttons
Micro SD card support for unlimited preset storage

Firmware Expansion
Phase shifting per channel (full 360 degree control of curve starting point)
Modulation Buses (3 buses allowing each step to be modulated from unique buses)


The final Kickstarter campaign reward tier is priced at £349. There will be a limited number of pre-order slots available after the campaign ends for anyone who misses out on Kickstarter. The pre-order price will be £395 and will ship with Kickstarter rewards in August and the estimated eventual retail price will be around £450 when modules are available around November/December this year.

Pre-orders will be available a few days after the Kickstarter campaign concludes on the Flux website:


FM Synthesis Explained 2 | Waveforms & Filter Effects

Published on Mar 9, 2020 madFame

"Welcome to madFame FM - FM Synthesis Explained.

In this episode, I show you how to make classic SAW and SQUARE waveforms. Plus, I show you how to control your Modulator Output Level to create a FILTER EFFECT.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page:
All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files.

If you want to program some of my custom patches then check out my DX7 Custom Patches. [embedded below]

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

madFame Yamaha DX7 Custom Patches

CHOP SHOP CHALLENGE! NEW MUSIC from the itijik Production Club | Chop Shop 0220

Published on Mar 9, 2020 itijik

New video from supporting member, itijik.


"The itijik Pro Club has a monthly challenge called the Chop Shop. Our samples and recordings are added into a limited sample pool. Then everyone has one month to strictly use these samples to create their "Chops". On the first of each month we submit them for the club to hear and give feedback. I post the resulting mix video of the fresh music we're making. Like this one!

It's all about regular practice and elevating your production, and a little bit of showing off your chops!

Here's the Chop Shop entries for February 2020. Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

Roland The Synthesizer - 4 Book Set with Sleeve - 2nd Edition - 1978 - 1979

via this auction

Not just for the System 100m. The Roland SH-101 is pictured below. You can find a digital version here.

Oberheim Two Voice Pro - signed by Tom O!

via this auction

"Drum roll please.... up for sale is the amazing and rare Oberheim Two Voice Pro in NASA White signed by the maestro himself Tom Oberheim! Beautiful and fully functional through and through. In the last 6 months was serviced by Tom O himself where it received the extra signature. Checks out 100% and is one of the world's most coveted synthesizers for such good reason. Endless possibilities are at your reach with 2 fully independent SEM synths with modular style patch-ability, a simple but powerful arpeggiator with memory, plus a keybed with great feel. The sum of its parts is a true work of art."

Vermona Analog Synthesizer SN 213384

via this auction

"The synthesizer is in excellent technical condition! ”
An analog synthesizer manufactured by the German music company Vermona during the 1980s. This is a 2-VCO monophonic analog synthesizer. It has the most basic analog editing options. 24 dB / oct analog VCF (filter) with 4 buttons (brightness, cut, resonance, circuit), one LFO for modulating VCO or VCF sections and a typical ADSR VCA envelope. There are predefined VCF and VCA settings, as well as manual mode, but there is no real repository of patch settings. Also missing are MIDI and CV or Gate.

Its sounds are pretty simple analog material. This makes a very good analog bass. The real effects on board are Portamento - a similar effect of slipping and vibrato. Colorful pens, a clean layout, vintage wooden end cheeks and genuine analog sound. This is an interesting thing.

The MIDI input is additionally inserted by the wizard. There is a socket for adjusting the octave range with a simple Phillips screwdriver. This is indicated on the photograph on the back of the synthesizer.

The master carried out preventive work. So, everything works fine, all buttons are activated, potentiometers do not rustle."

ARP 1613 Sequencer w/ Original Manual SN 0050

via this auction

"In wonderful condition, comes with original operational booklet that’s in incredible condition as well.
Fully functional. Items sold together. Cannot purchase the booklet separately."

1978 Black and Orange ARP 2600 MK3

via this auction

"Rare later model mk3 orange and black face ARP 2600 In wonderful condition. Refurbished by Switched on here in Austin Texas. Comes with matching serial 3620 keyboard and lids for both the keyboard and the synth."


via this auction

From a previous post:

"Radio Shack rebadging of the Casio VL-Tone with programmable ADSR synth mode...

PDF’s of VL-1 manual are free online including pages on ADSR info and resetting after adding new batteries.

After adding new batteries change mode to Cal then press the recessed reset button on the bottom.

To enter ADSR mode use Cal mode then press MC, enter ADSR codes, the press blue M+ button to save, then change to Play mode."

Technosaurus Microcon SN TMC-2200

via this auction

Korg X911 Guitar Synthesizer SN 270341

via this auction

Interesting that all the buttons are yellow on this one. You can see some others for comparison here.

Elektron Model:Cycles : tech house

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Masaki Takada

GlitchCore (Beta) Jam

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Perplex On

"Giving the upcoming GlitchCore app a quick run! Mapped the nanopad2 to the app, because buttons! I found it especially great to interact with buttons set to momentary for the extra amount of coincidence. Drums coming from #ruismakerfm, pads from #aparillo and #modalsynth. Projection mapping made with HeavyM synced via #abletonlink to AUM."


Published on Mar 9, 2020 studio snippets

Model:Cycles — This is Chord

Published on Mar 9, 2020 Elektron

"This is Chord. A chord and unison cluster that utilizes the four FM operators as individual voices, with a sweeping wavetable for timbral complexity. All sounds made with #ModelCycles Chord."

KORG wavestate (Panel 操作法)

Published on Mar 8, 2020 KORGINC

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

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