MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

MFB Dominion 1 Review & Tutorial by Dave Mech

Published on Feb 16, 2020 Dave Mech

This one is in via MATRIXSYNTH reader, Dustin.

"Great 2 hour overview of this incredible sounding and feature-packed classic instrument by MFB of Berlin."


1. EPIC Oscillators || Dominion 1 review & tutorial #1
@1:30 Basic waveforms
@8:00 More than one thick OSC together
@10:43 FM
@12:59 OSC Modulation
2. MAGICAL Filter || Dominion 1 review & tutorial #2

3. MAJESTIC Mod Sources || Dominion 1 review & tutorial #3
@0:09 LFO's
@8:27 Aftertouch
@12:34 Glide
4. ADMIRABLE Arp + Velocity mods || Dominion 1 review & tutorial #4
@0:09 Paraphnic articulation
@5:04 The Arpeggiator + Velocity mod
@9:32 Let's add FX and jam
@15:33 Final thoughs

CMS 2500 Euro Rack Module Demo - 12 module system

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Phil Cirocco

"Here is a quick demo of the newly released CMS Euro Rack 2500 modules. This is my personal 12 module system. The audio quality and noise levels are actually superior to the original ARP 2500 system due to better layout of the circuit boards and no matrix switches. The flagship module of the series is the 1047 Colin Multi-mode Filter. Go to for more info."

Plankton Electronics Ants! Semi-Modular Desktop Synth

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

"Good functional and aesthetic condition. Sell with power supply, user manual, midi/jack 3,5 câble, patches câbles and one ninja star."

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

"ENSONIQ Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer

Rare 90's wavetable synth!!!

Well maintained, fully functional.
The voltage regulator (weak point of this gear) has been upgraded.
There are some tiny scratches on surface.

128 presets
64 performances
with mini mic/line input
22 modulation sources, 8 destinations
LFO with seven waveforms, syncable to arpeggiator or external clock
Digital four-pole resonant low-pass filters, variable key tracking
Three multi-segment envelope generators

Power supply (AC100V to AC9V), User manual"

Sequential Circuits Six Trak SN 1099

via this auction

Yamaha CS-5 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 4940 w/ Promo Brochure

via this auction

Sequential Pro 3 Analog Wavetables

Published on Mar 16, 2020 GuyaGuy

"Demo and tutorial for making wavetables with just the analog VCOs of the Sequential Pro-3 monophonic and paraphonic synthesizer. Sure there's a digital wavetable oscillator but why let ones and zeroes have all the fun? Plus these methods let you create your own waveforms and tables.

Patches - 0:00
Method 1: LFOs - 2:50
Method 2: Step Sequencer - 6:40
Method 3: Step Sequencer - 8:23"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Awesome Sampler For iPad! - (VirSyn AudioLayer)

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


"I'm checking out the AUv3 iPad sampler from VirSyn called 'AudioLayer'.
It's VERY GOOD and fills a need for getting my hardware synth sounds usable on the iPad inside of apps like AUM.

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

Virus Jam by Aquifex

Live Synth Jam 021015 - Virus TI/Axis-49 + ESQ-1 + Volca Keys + Mininova + TR-8

"All this talk of viruses in every corner of the media made me think of this DAWless jam I made many years ago with my trusty Access Virus TI and the wacky C-Thru Music Axis-49 hex key controller (plus Kenton USB MIDI host).

One notable thing: I was able to sell two short segments of the music as bumpers for a series of training videos at my last company. I think it was the first money I made from any music project. :-)

Speaking if viruses, everyone be safe out there."

Beyoncé - Halo Remake | Elektron Digitakt & Novation Circuit | Not a Coronavirus Song

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Mauricio Maisterrena

"The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020
declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

As of March 16, 2020 there has been
182,403 confirmed cases of COVID-19,
7,144 have died of the illness.

In honor of those risking their lives to save others.

(Vocals by Beyonce, added in postproduction using Ableton live)"

Keep track of Coronavirus posts via the Coronavirus label below. And yes, I know it's COVID-19. I picked Coronavirus for the label as that was how it all started. And remember, physical isolation does not have to social isolation. We are all here, and in this, together.

24K Gold - Sequential Circuits Pro-One Pics

More pics here.

SpaceTrash RXTE Drum Machine Demo / How To

Published on Mar 16, 2020 SynthStuff

"How-to guide starts at 00:25
Drum pattern demos at 08:12

DIY drum machine just completed.
Inspired by early '80s drum machine sounds.
Not sample based - the sounds are virtual analog waveforms, noise and filtering.

Audio is straight from the line out of the drum machine."

New DIY drum machine coming to Etsy and eBay soon...

Update: SpaceTrash is the brand. I created a new site label for them.

Akai VX90 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Akai VX90 rack mount analog synthesizer in excellent condition. The Akai VX90 is the rack version of the Akai AX73 analog keyboard."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 w/ Gligli

via this auction

"Nice P600. W/ gligli. Works perfectly. Serviced by Greg Montalbano recently. Selling due to Coronavirus loss of work."

Messed up times.

Korg Polysix w/ MIDI Mod & Custom Colored Knobs, Front Panel & Walnut Side Panels

via this auction

"This synth was recently serviced at Switched On in Austin, TX. It was given a clean bill of health with none of the battery corrosion issues these synths are notorious for.

It has very minor wear and tear to be expected for a synth this age.

There are custom walnut panels and base that are really quite attractive.

It has had a mod to add MIDI that works on channel 11."

Modular vid #307

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Phisynth

"Voices by Scrotum Lab's Orgone Accumulator & Tresses (MI Braids). Melodie provided by Dual Benjolin in Modcan format, quantised by Sonic Potions' Penrose"

Ouroboros System I • OR Drone

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Ouroboros Electronics

Also see the Ouroboros Subharmonic Drone Synthesizer

"More info/order:

System I OR drone patch - a patch made by sending two oscillators and an audio rate LFO into the OR logic. Two of the oscillators are sent through attenuators before going into the OR to control their individual levels and influence on the OR output. The OR output is sent into a mult which is split to both the mixer output and also to the third attenuator which is then patched into the cv input of one of the oscillators producing a form of frequency modulation where it is being modulated by the sum of all three OR’d oscillators. The attenuator adjusts the amount of FM/feedback modulation. Though OR logics are mainly thought of as gate combiners - they can also be useful to produce a spectrum of sounds from crystalline and metallic tones to harsh dissonance. This patch demonstrates just one of many ways that the OR function can be used in the audio range. Reverb added via Eventide Space."

Andreas Tilliander - March 16th, 2020

Published on Mar 16, 2020 repeatle

"Music for lockdowns. Corona Club."

See the Coronavirus label below for more, although it kind of feels like every post moving forward is a Coronavirus post. Just remember, MATRIXSYNTH is here for you during the outbreak. All posts go up live, by hand, so you always know there is someone here with you. :)

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with STARLITE CAMPBELL BAND

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell are a powerhouse songwriting and musical partnership specializing in contemporary folk and Americana. They are currently deep in sessions for “The Coat,” a new acoustic album which will be released in summer 2021. It features the Sequential Tempest interwoven with traditional acoustic instrumentation.

Suzy has a folk background (see for full details) and was featured in Bass Guitar Magazine in 2018. Simon released a contemporary folk/Americana album, The Knife in 2014 which was produced by Andy Seward and featured several highly-regarded musicians including Andy Cutting, Malcolm Stitt, David Kilgallon, and BJ Cole.

We chatted with Simon and Suzy on how they’ve been using the Tempest."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Sequential Pro 3 Sequencer & Drone Patch Sounds

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this video, we take a closer look at the Sequential Pro 3's sequencer—a powerful source of melody, rhythm, and sonic animation.

Among all of its other sonic resources, Pro-3 contains a 16-track, 16-step, 4-phrase sequencer. You might wonder—why does a monosynth (or even a three-note paraphonic synth) need a 16-track sequencer? The answer lies in the 171-destination modulation matrix: in addition to producing notes, the sequencer can be used to automate the majority of parameters in the synth.

With both realtime and step input, it becomes easy to create complex, evolving timbres and rhythms based on an intuitive, parameter lock-style sequencing method. By changing the sounds' settings step by step, it becomes possible to turn the Pro 3 into much more than the typical monosynth. Basslines and leads aside, the Pro 3 can also be a generative texture generator, a grinding wavetable-based drum machine, and most anything else you could imagine.

Pro 3 available here:

Pro 3 SE available here:"

Synclavier Go! for the iPad Gets AUv3 Client Capability and Soundfile Support

via Synclavier Digital

"Synclavier Digital advances acclaimed Synclavier Go! iPad instrument app with welcomed AUv3 client capability and Soundfile support

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA: launched last year to widespread critical acclaim at The 2019 NAMM Show, Synclavier Digital is proud to announce continued advancement of Synclavier Go! — its innovative iPad instrument app directly descended from the codebase of New England Digital’s seminal Synclavier® II Digital Synthesizer, spearheaded by original co-inventor Cameron Warner Jones as a faithful recreation of the high-flying hit-making mega machine — at an even more pocket-friendly price for Version 1.30 (with welcomed AUv3 client capability, Soundfile support, and more), available as of March 12…

“Part of my decision to embark on development of an iPad version was to introduce my instrument to a wider audience,” asserts Cameron Warner Jones, justifying faithfully recreating the seriously-priced seminal Synclavier® II Digital Synthesizer secured by a privileged few — forever stamping its influence on music technology throughout a lengthy lifespan, ever evolving from its early Eighties entrance to an enforced exit as the cutting edge eventually became more mainstream — at a much more pocket-friendly price on Apple’s all-conquering tablet computer. Continues Cameron Warner Jones: “In this vein, we have decided to drop the price to $19.99 USD for the time being. We want as many people as possible to be given the opportunity to own a world-class instrument. If we can inspire the next Stevie Wonder or Suzanne Ciani, we have achieved our aim. And if there are price concerns with Synclavier Go! then we hope that this $10.00 USD reduction will mean more young, aspiring musicians will now have access to this professional music-making tool.”

Future Bass / Melodic Dubstep on the Novation Circuit

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

"A future bass / melodic dubstep jam on the Novation Circuit, using Yves Big City's pack Progressive Dream."

Bob Moog Foundation Moogseum To Close Temporarily

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"Greetings to all of our BMF supporters during this time of great unease.

I am writing to let you know that we have decided temporarily close the Moogseum, located in downtown Asheville, NC, until March 31, 2020. The closure comes in response to a call for Americans to practice social distancing to help “flatten the curve” of an anticipated widespread Coronavirus outbreak.

Given the critical importance of early self-isolation in stemming the spread of COVID-19, we believe it is our moral imperative to protect our staff, as well as our visitors and our community by temporarily closing the Moogseum to the public. During this time, the work of the Bob Moog Foundation will continue, with our staff working remotely to advance our projects. While the considerations around the spread of the virus remain fluid, we will continue to reassess when we will reopen the Moogseum.

The decision to close the Moogseum comes with considerable financial ramifications. During this time the Foundation encourages you to support its work through donating or other means, explained here.

I thank you all for your support over these many years. We are a donor-driven organization and your contributions have propelled our success, including the creation of the lauded Moogseum. We are grateful to be doing this work together with you.

Wishing you and yours the best of health over these coming weeks,

Michelle Moog-Koussa
Executive Director | Bob Moog Foundation & The Moogseum"

Quarantine Sessions 1 - dark ambient live jam

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Ran Kirlian

"Due to Spanish covid-19 quarantine I'm having some extra time to play with my synthesizers. This live jam started as a simple sound check, then evolved to a long track and finally became an improvissed 6 track live act, just for fun. It was recorded in one take with no overdubs and postproduction additions (so having some mistakes here and there).

It was recoded on my cell phone, which has a time limit of 30 minutes on video recording. It took me like 7 mins to notice that it was not recording before I started it again, so there is a "not live image" gap that I filled with black and white footage from the same session that it's obviously not synced to the audio.

Track list:

Part 1 - 00:00
Part 2 - 04:24
Part 3 - 23:13
Part 4 - 38:02
Part 5 - 45:50
Part 6 - 57:29

- Minimal Eurorack System: noises, drones & random flavours
- Access Virus Indigo + Roland JP 8080 + Waldorf XT: drones, pads and lead
- Access Virus Indigo 2 (Redback): drones and lead on part 5
- TC Electronic MS3000: reverb

Find more info about me at
Listen to my music at:"

Rehearsing "Behind the Wheel" for the next streaming

Published on Mar 16, 2020 DX5

Awesome shirt! ;)

"Practising both hands (and both brain areas) coordination.
Just an advance of what you will see on the next live streaming (probably this same week).
See you soon, and #istayathome #YoMeQuedoEnCasa"

White HOHNER KS 610TR / CASIO HT 6000

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me. This appears to be the first one featured on the site.

via this auction

"HOHNER KS 610TR that was a CASIO HT 6000 rebadged for german market [Casio SD page]
i 'm not a musician and not aware, briefly tested about it powers on and play some music

the HT 6000 manual is downloadable"

Roland System-100M D Set 181 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Case SN 760229
120 SN 760260

"・ 112 [ SN 760254 ]
Check the output from each oscillator
Confirm that the pitch changes with the RANGE / PITCH knob
Confirm that the waveform switches with the waveform switch
Input a signal to the EXT PW MOD and check that the pitch has changed.
Connect the SYNC terminal and confirm that both oscillators are carriers

・ 121 [ SN 760267 ]
Check signal input from 112 VCO OUT (SIG IN 1,2,3) Both VCF1,2
Check that the signal is filtered with the CUTOFF / RES slider
MOD IN (1,2,3) Confirm that the filter changes with the LFO signal from 140,150 and the signal from 140 ENV for both VCF1,2
Jack of VCA SIG IN 1 is loose

・ 140 [ SN 760455 ]
Connect each OUT of ENV1 / ENV2 to MOD IN1 of 121 and MOD IN1 of 130, and press each MANUAL GATE button.
Confirm that sound changes on the time axis of VCF and VCA

・ 150 [ SN 760494 ]
Connect the CLOCK OUT / S & H OUT to the MOD IN of the 112 VCO and check that the tone changes
Confirm that signals are output from each noise (WHITE & PINK) from NOISE GEN
* Terminal jack of PINK NOISE 2 is quite loose

・ 181 [ SN 770253 ]
There is some gully at the contact point of the keyboard
Vendor top is broken
There are large scratches on the bottom
One key has a burn mark (?)
Portamento On / Off switch knob is broken (moving inside with an elongated object, On / Off confirmed)"

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 with soft case

via this auction

Vintage Oberheim OB8 Synthesizer SN 033103

via this auction, also on Reverb

SOLTON PROGRAMMER 24 Vintage Italian Drum Arranger Synth

via this auction


Published on Mar 16, 2020 JOSEF KLANG


SunVox Compo 2020.02

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Alexander Zolotov

"Voting form:
Sources (46 tracks) with player:
Size of each track does not exceed 64 KB in ZIP!
Created in #SunVox modular synth:

00:00 21music - The School Party
01:49 Amp - rinse and repeat
03:25 AzZzX - tWo sWans
06:04 Beastcharmer x Taneb - thank you for trying this demo
09:32 Biscayne Houseboys - Bluebass2

AudioKit Digital D1 Synthesizer - Let's Have A Play - Demo For The iPad

Published on Mar 16, 2020 The Sound Test Room

"You can get AudioKit Digital D1 here at the App Store

Please help support thesoundtestroom by becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month.
You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos."

Isolation Loops - Free Hainbach Samplepack

Published on Mar 16, 2020 HAINBACH

I didn't know Hainbach had a tiny third arm.

"Get the samples here:

As more and more of the world goes into Covid-19 quarantine, I thought it would be nice to have a few sounds to get inspired from. I made a mini-Hainbach soundpack for you to make music with, containing some of my most favorite instruments: the Metasonix D1000 drummachine, whose hummy excellence I have enjoyed for long. The amazing Juno60 run through the nicest passive bandpass filters known, acoustic soundtrack loops with prepared piano, my beloved Ciat-Lonbarde modular, humble dictaphone piano loops and of course raw test equipment.

This soundpack is free until the crisis is over, but of course if you have money to spare it is much appreciated. As a performing musician, I have been hit hard by the crisis, at least a third of my yearly income has evaporated.

Use these in your music as you like, feel free to credit me if you release something, there is no licensing fee. DON'T re-package these and sell them as your own loops, that is explicitly not allowed.

Also, you have to figure out BPM and pitch yourself, as I don't operate in that world. If you like this pack, you can find many many more on

Stay safe everyone!"

Moog Sonic Six + Korg SQ-1

Published on Mar 16, 2020 SYNTHGURU *

"Moog Sonic Six sequenced by Korg SQ-1,then fiddling with Sonic Six"

NEVERLAND VIRUS 19: Ambient Techno Dawless Jam, Two NTS-1 Volca Modular, Volca Kick, SQ1.

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"No Pause Dawless Jam / Impro on Korg's Nu:Tekt #NTS-1 x2 #VolcaKick #VolcaModular & #SQ1
All effects are from the NTS-1s - Continuous recorded direct to Zoom H6 no post processing

Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes at home in Mount Victoria, the Blue Mountains Australia"

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

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