MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Complete Guide to Synthesizer by Devarahi Including the Con Brio ADS 200, Buchla Touche, Emu Audity, Aries and SMS Modular Systems & More

via this auction

"The Complete Guide to Synthesizers by Devarahi. Covers many legendary, vintage, analog and digital synthesizers. Arp 2600 sections. Many pics and diagrams."

Some synths featured inside:

Aries Keyboard System III
SMS Modular Synthesizer
Moog System 55
Fairlight C.M.I.
Con Brio ADS 200 Digital Command Console
Crumar / DKI GD ?
Emu Audity
Buchla Touche

TT303 ACID + Serge Modular Beats + Bruel kjaer Test Equipment

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Dr. Wiener

Cyclonic TT303 Acid
Serge Modular Beats
Volca Sampe
128 bpm
thanks @hainbach101 for the lab equipment

Zlob SVF and mini ATT Build Video & Demo

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"Bonus: I also build the cool mini ATT passive dual attenuator, summer, mute!

Zlob SVF Demo Video - Making a full track with one filter

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"Taking the Zlob SVF filter for a spin, I overdub 5 voices all made with this sweet gnarly beast :)"

"The SVF is a 2 pole 12dB state variable filter providing low pass, band pass, and high pass outs. The filter has 2 audio inputs, but channel 2 is jumper selectable between standard audio in or Ping-able operation. The 2019 revision also adds improved cutoff and resonance response and attenuversion to the ENV in(CV in) through the above CV pot. The 1V in provides another un-attenuated exponential approximated CV in. Contrary to what the panel says the filter does not track 1V per octave and is not temperature compensated.

At the 1V in, +10v will open the filter completely if the cutoff pot is CCW(counter clockwise). With the cutoff knob at noon the filter can be opened with +5v or closed with -5v. CV input at the ENV in is dependent on the CV attenuverter knob.

There are also several jumper selectable modes for max resonance, self oscillation or no oscillation based on the setting of the resonance pot. According to the jumper configuration, the filter is capable of clinical and clean, to juicy and drippy, to low pass gate sounding plonks, to screaming chaotic resonance. When set to self oscillation mode, the filter can produce a sine like wave with no input and a trapezoid like wave in the max resonance jumper setting. In max resonance mode, the filter output can exceed 10Vpp. On the newest version, there is a trimmer on the top pcb to set the lowest cutoff frequency.

Width: 4hp
Panel Material: Aluminum
Reverse power protected
Current Consumption: +12v: 15mA max, -12v: 15mA max
Depth: 46mm
Ships with M3 black nylon screws
Build Difficulty: Intermediate
Expandable: no?"

SoundForce SFC-5 MIDI Controller for U-he Repro-5 and the Arturia Prophet V

via SoundForce, available at Perfect Circuit in the US.

"SoundForce is announcing the release of the SFC-5 V2 MIDI controller. The SFC-5 is a boutique MIDI controller for Prophet-5 virtual instruments such as the Arturia Prophet V and the U-he Repro-5. The 2020 V2 model offers fantastic upgrades compared to the original V1 model: 100% sheet metal case, wobble-free metal shaft pots and walnut side panels.

Roland System 100m (112,112,121,130,131,140)

via this auction

"6 modules including less common 131 4 Channel Mixer which is handy with the headphone jack etc ... Here is what you get!

112 Dual Voltage Controlled Oscillator
112 Dual Voltage Controlled Oscillator
121 Dual Voltage Controlled Filter
130 Dual Voltage Controlled Amplifier
131 Output Mixer / Tuning Oscillator / Headphone Amp
140 Dual ADSR Envelope Generators & LFO
191-J Five-Module Rack

5 power cords to connect modules to rack
original Roland patch cables (pictured)"

Crumar DS2 SN 00123

via this auction

"Digital Synthesizer 2
Needs service but powers up and sounds good."

Macbeth Elements EL2 SN 058

via this auction

"This last unit available bought directly from Ken Macbeth in November 2019 from private collection.

Description of synth from Sneiders Laden:
... the Black Elements features a classical, subtractive signal flow. A closer look then reveals some cool oddities like unconventional filter slopes, extensively equipped modulators, a band echo simulation and a spring reverb. The Elements EL-2 features a completely discrete circuit design. Its sound is creamy and fat at the same time. Thanks to NOS components, the instrument has a nice vintage vibe. Compared to its predecessor, the EL-2 offers some very useful additions. – Especially its three oscillators have been extended considerably.

The outstanding synth has 3 VCOs, a tape echo simulator, a filter/resonator combination, a spring reverb, and really large modulation potentiomenters. Also the sound is huge but what really stands out (optically) is the golden touch keyboard with quick response.
The Elements has a CV and gate input socklet pair, several CV inputs, e.g. for separate VCO control, filter cutoff and for the VCA. A spring reverb line in/out socket is installed as well.

EL2 Changes listed below.

Oberheim OB-8 + Midi + Survival Kit

via this auction

*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

+Survival Kit
+Flight Case-Swan Flight Black PVC ( New )

Critter & Guitari - MIDI on Organelle M

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Critter & Guitari

"Use the Organelle M in your MIDI setup! Send or receive MIDI over TRS and USB. Send MIDI sync, MIDI notes, and MIDI CC messages. Organelle M uses MIDI-TRS Type A cable, so be sure to use the corresponding adapter when connecting to instruments that use standard 5-pin MIDI jacks. Set the MIDI device, input/output channels, and enable/disable in the MIDI menu in the Organelle’s settings. Connect a USB-MIDI keyboard for a different range of playable notes and velocity control. Class-compliant MIDI-USB devices will work with Organelle. Use a DAW or other MIDI software to send control data."


Published on Mar 11, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"Available at 👉

80 ambient #patches for #NovationPEAK & #NovationSUMMIT.

Actually there are 81 patches and this videos presents the patches from 000 to 040. Part two of the demo to come soon!

No EQ, all internal effects of the Novation Peak."

Node Live Trailer

Published on Mar 11, 2020 David Bessell

"A short trailer for the forthcoming Node live footage. Should be available to buy soon."


Some synth spotting with supporting member, David Bessell aka Node.

Knuckles' Chaotix - Tube Panic on Moog Sub 37

Premieres Mar 11, 2020 Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of 'Tube Panic' by Junko Shiratsu and Mariko Nanba from Knuckles' Chaotix (© 1995 SEGA) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro X drums.
#knuckles #chaotix #moog #junkoshiratsu #marikonanba

Keyboard: Moog Sub 37
Midi drums: Retro Rock (Logic Pro X)"

DSI Prophet Rev 2

Published on Mar 11, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

Sequential Circuits Prophet-10 Part 2

Published on Mar 11, 2020 MrFirechild

"This track is using sounds only from the iconic analog behemoth Sequential Circuits Prophet-10 synthesizer from the 1980.
The track is called A Day Off With The Prophet"

MrFirechild Prophet-10 posts

Boss DC-2w I Schmidt 8-Voice, JX-3P

Published on Mar 6, 2020 Knobs & Switches

"Videobeschreibung Boss DC-2w Stereo Chorus Review on Schmidt 8-Voice, JX-3P"

Lower West Side Studio

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Lower West Side Studio

"Short demo showing a Dauz drum pad connected to a modular synthesizer through a BMC030 Instrument Interface.

Multiple envelopes are being triggered by a CGS62 Slope Detector based on the input from the drum pad."

Building Mutable Instruments Braids / Learning Hot Air Soldering

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Extralife

"I need to learn SMD soldering so I picked up a PCB and parts for the classic eurorack digital oscillator, mutable instruments' Braids by Emilie Gillet. This version has been superseded in some ways by Plaits but I quite like the look of this one regardless.

I tried out a couple different soldering techniques including classic tack-and-place with the iron and lead-free solder paste with a hot air station. The paste wasn't super easy but maybe leaded paste is better for DIY work. Along the way I fried a couple components and had to troubleshoot so I tried to give some insight into how I track that stuff down and fix it.

The module sounds great! I needed to upgrade my case power supply after this build but that's massively improved with a separate digital power rail.

Music used in this video: [active links on YouTube]
South London Hifi - Sunrise Drive -
Silent Partner - Blue Break -
Birocratic - Memory Card Full -
Mylar Melodies - Musik Von Melodies -"

Ruby2 riffs

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Vykaar Tones

"Another jam in the style of my favourite electronic group. GRP R24 sequences Arturia Minibrute 2S. Jasper Wasp clone, Mellotron Micro, Korg Microsampler, Waldorf Sreichfett, Korg Triton Extreme, CR8000 drums, Mutant bass and snare."


Published on Mar 11, 2020 SYNTHGURU *

"Ring Modulator huge sounds possibilities,EFX megabox!"

Hard Techno | Elektron Digitakt vs Novation Circuit | Soulless

Published on Mar 10, 2020 Mauricio Maisterrena

"Hard Techno Live Set using the Elektron Digitakt and the Novation Circuit, Mixed in Ableton Live"

Groove Rider gr-16 Groovebox Live Jam "WEST" (House) PT1

Published on Mar 11, 2020 DJ Galactic

"Groove Rider gr-16 Groovebox House Live Jam 'WEST' PT1 (DJ Galactic) with Apple iPad. Trying out Groove Rider for making new House Music pattern with a virtual groove box (Apple Music App). This is the Part 1 of West Pattern I recently made 🙌🔥"

Folktek Mescaline black and gold

via this auction

Waldorf Quantum Digital & Analog Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Alesis Andromeda A6 16-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Syntecno T303 TeeBee TB + CV/Gate Converter

via this auction

"The Syntecno T303 was the first version of the famous TeeBee and is a very accurate clone of the Roland TB-303. I own two TB-303’s and can use them interchangeably. The T303 also features 4 CV outputs, 4 Gate outputs, and DIN Sync for controlling other analog gear."

Synare Analog Drum Set

via this auction

"Up for auction is a set of super rare Synare analog drums in good condition:

Synare Hi Tom

Synare Low Tom

Synare Bass

Synare Tympani

I tried several different power supplies but I could never get them working. Perhaps the filter caps need to be replaced.

Please note that I'm selling these in non-working condition."

Yamaha CS-50 SN 2041

via this auction

"A lovely CS-50, fully functioning. Last serviced in 2016. Comes with original legs and case(not pictured). Some minor scuffs but in overall good condition."

Oberheim OB-Xa 8 Voice w/ MIDI

via this auction

"The OB-Xa is a massive analog synthesizer with a very familiar and classic Oberheim sound. Its sound, size and power are very similar to the from Sequential. However this one has up to 8 voices which can be split, layered and stored!

The OB-Xa was available in four, six or eight voice polyphonic models. They all featured patch memories, also in varying degrees. A minimum of 32 patches were available on early models (4 banks of 8). The maximum amount of patch memory storage found on many OB-Xa's is 120 patch memories. All models of OB-Xa, however, featured the new Curtis chips which offered great stability for an analog synth and they are attributed to its great filters and sounds."

1982 Roland Jupiter 8 JP-8 Analogue Synthesizer 🇯🇵

via this auction

"The Titan of polyphonic analogue synthesisers. The Jupiter 8 is the golden child of Roland's legacy in professional electronic instruments, featuring 16 analogue oscillators at 2 per voice, eight voice polyphony, split-able 61 key keyboard, 2-pole (12 dB/oct) or 4-pole (24 dB/oct) filter modes, and 64 patch presets that can store keyboard splits, arpeggiator settings, voice assign mode, hold, portamento and modulation settings.

Made in Japan. Excellent condition given the age, this unit has the 14-bit D/A converter, which offers increased resolution of the CV voltages that control the analogue circuitry. Fully serviced prior to sale. Includes the original Stamford hard shell case."

Korg Mono/Poly w/ Kenton MIDI

via this auction

The classic Korg Mono/Poly
Kenton MIDI on board
Marks of use, but technically perfect.

Oberheim OB-12 SN 0552704

via this auction

"Brilliant synth, as long as you don't expect it to be an OB-XA.....Instead, it has to be considered for what it is: a Virtual Analog with a whole lot of possibilities. Strong points are it's pads, basses and particularly it's weirdo sounds. Viscount have really good VA technonlogy, just look at their organs and more recently their acoustic and electric piano simulations. Real-time performance accessoiries are great: phrase recorder, arp, motion recorder and the ribbon controller which alows you to control 2 parameters at a time. Important: the hold function of the ribbon controller actually works on this instrument. Most OB-12's have a none working hold function.
This synth got a lot of negative critics and opinions when it came out, because people expected an Oberheim OB series...which it isn't. It has a personality of it's own, very organic and that is why they are starting to be highly thought of. It is, IMHO, also one of the most beautiful synths ever made. Moreover, there were not a lot of them manufactured..."

Moog MiniMoog Voyager XL w/ Original Box, Pedal & Patch Cables

via this auction

"Absolute beast of a synth, with plenty off cv patch points. Includes original packaging, along with patch cables, power supply, and I'm throwing in the Moog CP-3 Expression Pedal, for hands free CV control."

See What's Inside MASCHINE 2.10 | Native Instruments

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Native Instruments

"New pattern-building features help you stay in the flow - update for free via Native Access."

"2026" [303 + 808 + 909 + P6] from new EP "2020 [303 + 808 + 909]"

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Masaki Takada

"My new EP now on sale (this song is also included) :)"

ELEKTRONIKA EM-04 - Soviet Analog synthesizer (HQ sound) / Синтезатор Электроника ЭМ-04

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Synthetica

Polyend Tracker Teaser March 11

Published on Mar 11, 2020 Polyend

"Hey, only a week left to go. We still have a few aces up our sleeves. 18 March 2020 all cards will be on the table."

Reminds me of Sunvox.

Eurorack: Ukulele into Clouds + Basimilus Iteritas Alter

Published on Mar 11, 2020 lucafrancinimusic

"The drone note is a plucked ukulele string (captured by a piezo pickup into Ears module) which I stored in Clouds buffer. The pitch of the note is modulated by Marbles X section. I have manually tuned the pitch of Basimilus Iteritas Alter to get a bass note, triggered by Marbles t2 (no random skipping beats).
Marbles is receiving the clock from Pamela's New Workout.
I don't have any VCA modules yet so I've used the Dry/Wet blend knob on Clouds to balance the levels of the drone and the bass.
A very simple patch, but quite relaxing and hypnotic imo."

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

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