MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Raise That Ebenezer! (5U Modular Synth and Nord Lead 2X)

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Autotross

"Rendition of 'Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing' on modular synthesizer and Nord Lead 2X. Drums from the Roland TR-8."

Isolation 5 - 100M

Published on Apr 4, 2020 zack dagoba

"Number five in my self-isolating-synth series. A patch on a Roland 100M modular system (with some Roland delays and reverbs too - THATS ALLOWED)"

zack dagoba Isolation series

Vintage 80's Simmons SDS7 Electronic Drum Synthesizer Module w Bright Tom EPROM

via this auction

”A new generation of modules has been produced to further increase the versatility of the SDS 7. In these modules, the analog section has been replaced with a second digital section, there are separate envelopes for each digital sound as well as a third for the noise generator.

The second sample has a programmable threshold control which allows for second sample to sound at a pre-determined dynamic from the pad, and the click circuit has been re-designed to accent the start of the digital sound, I.E. The ‘click’ part of a bass drum. So for the first time the two distinct parts of a sampled drum sound are controllable. Combined with the filter controls and separate ‘bend’ controls for each sample. This module is the most versatile yet, and places Simmons once again at the fore of multi sample synthesis for percussion.”

“Primarily designed to offer the SDS 7 owner the flexibility of the multi sampled approach for the SDS 9 bass and snare drum, the modules can of course be used for any sampled sounds.”

Yamaha CS60 1977 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yamaha CS-60 Rare 1977 Vintage Analog Synthesizer.

This is the most amazing synthesizer I’ve ever had and I hate to have to get rid of it.

This instrument is in really good condition due to the maintenance I’ve done to it over the years which Is

I Completely rebuilt the power supply and replaced every electrolytic capacitor in the instrument along with many other capacitor types which is close to 1000 capacitors. Also, I replaced all the CMOS chips and started replacing some of the voice card potentiometers. I documented all of the restoration done to the instrument and will give you that pictures and information, if you like.

There are a few things I haven’t got around to yet which are replace the pitch ribbon spring:100-200$ cost.

Replace IG 151 LFO chip for the ring modulator: 75-150$ cost and: replace the rest of the scratchy potentiometers on the voice boards 50-150$ cost but, the instrument works fine. The Only problem I ever have is it occasionally gets some static from a few bad potentiometers but after it warms up it’a fine.

Here is videos of made with the instrument." [posted here]

ROLAND JP-8080 Analog Modeling Synthesizer SN ZL22403

via this auction

Zeus Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer. Changing Presets.

Published on Apr 4, 2020 GS Music

"This time, we are implementing new ideas to improve preset changing.

When the user changes a preset, the new preset is loaded into a buffer, but the actual preset change is made just before a new note is played. This option will be available together with the instant preset change.

The presets shown in this video were created only to show the preset change functionality and will not be part of the factory presets."

See the GS Music label below for more.

Befaco Burst Demo - Chaotic generative clocking

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"I patch a very complex chaotic clock source using the Befaco Burst module!
Also featuring IME Piston Honda MK3 and Kermit MK3, Big T Music´s builds of Monsoon and uOC, Robaux´s Tripot and Joranalogue´s Contour 1."

Building Befaco Burst

Published on Apr 1, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"Building the full kit for this awesome Burst generator from Befaco!"

ARP 2600 SYNTH LIVESTREAM New England Synth Fest with Bill T Miller SynthStream - BTMTV S1Ep02-nesf

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Bill T Miller

"LIVE ARP 2600 SYNTH STREAM BLAST with Bill T Miller of Orgy Of Noise from Headroom Studios Boston on April 4th 2020.

Extra THANX to Sheri Hausey & Ziggy Cat

What's NOISE to SOME is MUSIC to OTHERS.... haha."

Sequential / DSI OB-6 Synthesizer

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

Update: At 2:45 Matt Johnson mentions the OB-6 is not an OB-Xa. He's correct of course. The OB-Xa had a switchable 2-Pole and 4-Pole filter. The OB-6 has an SEM 2-Pole based filter that can transition between LP and HP modes with a BP switch. I sold my OB-Xa and picked up an OB-6. They are different. The OB-6 has a certain fuzziness about it while the OB-Xa sounded "tamer/cleaner" to me. I'd recommend this comparison by Retrosound, as well as some additional demos here.

"My views on the fantastic DSI OB-6 plus some sounds I have programmed."


Published on Apr 4, 2020 JOSEF KLANG


Wireframe Dreams - Novation Circuit Synthwave jam

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

"A synthwave jam on the Novation Circuit, using Yves Big City's new pack Vapor Dream. It's normally meant for vaporwave but it's also great for retrowave.
Watch me make this track from scratch: [posted here]
Background visual by Beeple."

Analog Acoustic Modeling w/ Fricko Blip [Patch From Scratch]

Premiered Apr 3, 2020

"Modeling an acoustic sax/cello using an analog eurorack modular synth with the Fricko Blip module."

via Fricko

Waveshaper for “Pulse Forming Process”

Inspired by the constant-breadth pulses that vibrating lips make: such as double reed (oboe, cor anglais, bassoon), free-air reed (harmonic, harmonium) and brass (trumpet, trombone) instruments. Instruments with multiple pickups (clavinet, electric guitar) too! Allows CV modulation of pulse breadth. Lots of space between the fundamental and harmonics above 1kHz (variable).

Plus variable bass boost. Plus variable “sharkstooth” output.

Technical: Pulses variable from less than .1 ms to 5 ms. Modulation input allows breadth-variation

Physical: 4HP or 6HP wide, 50 mm deep, 16 pin power socket (10 pin can be used).

Power (Current): estimates +12V: < 20mA, -12V: <20mA, +5V < 20mA --- The Fricko Blip was first featured here back in July, 2019.

Robovox Numbers demo

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Polaxis

"Robovox installed in Terminal, the standalone version of Emy
Sequenced in MIDI, white noise as an external carrier for the growling vocoder effect."

Forty days and 500 nights

Published on Apr 3, 2020 MIDERA

Yamaha RS7000 (sequencing and drums)
Yamaha SY77 (Bass)
Roland JX-3P (pads)
Chroma Polaris (lead)
Oberheim Matrix (arp)
Pedals: Styrmon El Capistan, Strymon Dig, and Eventide Space

#synthwave #quarantine #electronica

Analogue Solutions Medic Modules Waldorf KB 37

Published on Nov 5, 2019 The Free Radikal

"Medic Modules - Cranial Saw - Defibrillator - Aural Lobotomy"

Quasimidi Sirius - Why So Sirius?

Published on Jan 23, 2019 The Free Radikal

"Quasimidi Sirius Trance"

Quasimidi Raven Max Alien Landing & Max Filtered Pads

Published on Dec 11, 2019 The Free Radikal

Quasimidi Raven Max Filtered Pads

Published on Dec 10, 2019 The Free Radikal

"Mono synths are great but I love big handfuls of keys playing pads"

Yamaha SU700 Filter Types

Published on Dec 20, 2019 The Free Radikal

"A Korg Minilogue sampled and run through all the Yamaha SU700 filter types, all fx from the SU700"

Yamaha SU700 - The Dropout

Published on Nov 28, 2019 The Free Radikal

"Analogue Solutions Medic Modules - Cranial Saw and Defibrillator with Yamaha SU700 Samples, Arturia Bass and Quasimidi Raven/Sirius"

Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 Demos by The Free Radikal

Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 - Akai Timbre Wolf / Tom Cat Ambient session
Sine Waves on the Bay Vermona Perfourmer MK 2
Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 - S:H Sync Mod
Vermona Perfourmer MKII Modulated Chords

Akai Timbre Wolf Demos by The Free Radikal

Akai Timbre Wolf - Battle Flute
Dirty Akai Acid Loop
Akai Timbre Wolf - Step Sequenced Synths
Akai Timbre Wolf Tom Cat Arturia Microbrute groove sequence

Akai Tom Cat Catophony

Published on Jan 8, 2019 The Free Radikal

Korg minilogue xd patches and tunes - multitrack demo

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Synthcomp

"Korg minilogue xd patches and tunes - multitrack demo

The drum track is VSTi but all other sounds and effects are from the minilogue xd. There is no external processing, no eq, only the level/pan settings were applied so what you hear is the raw sound of the synthesizer.

If you interested, here you can purchase my sound pack which contains 190+ new sounds in various genre for the minilogue xd:
(Every patch you hear in this video are included in the package.)

This video contains covers of short section of the following songs:
The Model by Kraftwerk
Fifth Rendez-Vous by Jean-Michel Jarre
You'll be mine by Sandra and Michael Cretu
In addition, two parts were inspired by the following productions:
Project-X main theme by Allister Brimble
S-Express by Jeroen Tel Synthcomp

Thank you for watching :-)"

New custom patches for the Korg minilogue xd

Published on Feb 6, 2020

"Don't expect extraordinary entertainment, I just wanted to run through several patches from the sound pack.
In this part: basses, traditional sounds such as flute, piano, guitar, organ, bell sounds, etc.
This sound pack is for sale:
(The pack contains 190+ patches.)
Thanks for watching. :-)"

Roland JV-80 demo "Nature of eternity"

Published on Oct 10, 2018 Synthcomp

"I created this track originally in 1999 on my JV-80 synthesizer and named it 'Nature of eternity'. I was thinking of a title and this came to my mind ... anyway, all sounds are from JV except the solo at 3:16 from where I used a little bit the Crisalys vsti.

The various space wallpapers I used for this video are from
Thanks for watching :-)"

Roland D-20 Demos by Synthcomp

Depeche Mode Puppets synth cover (Roland D-20)
Roland D-20 - World War 2 sounds
Roland D-20 multitrack demo "Sunflower"
Roland D-20 demo " timewheel "
Roland JV-80 demo "Nature of eternity"
Roland D-20 track with Abakos and System-8 VSTi

Roland D-20 patch editing with Atari

Roland D-20 patch editing with Atari part 1
Roland D-20 patch editing with Atari part 2
Roland D-20 single oscillator tweaking

Mint Vintage Roland D-110 LA Synthesizer w/ PG-10 Programmer SN 922305

Roland D-110 synthesizer module patches and tunes

Published on Jul 23, 2019 Synthcomp

"Here's a little demo of the Roland D-110 with mostly custom and some factory sounds. All sounds are from the D-110. I've also used a Korg TR synth to make this demo but only as an effect processor, so it doesn't appear in the video."

via this auction

"The Roland D-110 has been described by some as 'a poor man's D-50' though I don't think that does it justice.

As a current, longtime D-50 and D-70 owner and tinkerer, I'm very familiar with their sound, and while the D-110 shares the same LA (Linear Arithmetic) synthesis architecture of it's 1st Gen D-50 and 2nd Gen D-70 siblings, it's a completely different animal capable of sounds that would be essentially impossible for the D-50 or D-70 to achieve without multiple D-50s/D-70s. That’s not to imply that the D-110 is "better," just different and in certain aspects more customizable and complex when given proper attention.

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution

Published on Feb 25, 2007 Electronic Vibes

"I have filmed myself creating a pattern from scratch with the only Raveolution309. You will notice the lack of compression and sometimes PCM's can sound very loud.

That machine is a beauty with a lot of little bugs, you will hear the sequencer stopping/slowing down when I change part, sounds from a part can cut the ones from other parts, many sounds irregularities etc... this machine is alive!!!

I can play like that during days only with that baby, I do not produce good techno but these oldshool sounds remember me the golden age of techno... I miss Quasimidi :("

Quasimidi 309 Dub Techno

Published on Jan 29, 2017 The Free Radikal

"The Free Radikal - Dub Techno using nothing but a Quasimidi 309 and a delay and phaser"

via this auction

"Quasimidi Rave-o-lution 309 Drum Machine and Synth in great condition.

Has a new, variable-voltage power supply (already set to 11 Vs). Missing one knob, but everything has been tested and is working great.

very quick to make great sounds and tracks (Nine Inch Nails, Apollo 440). also amazing for accompanying DJ sets."

Two videos above linked in the listing.

Korg ARP Odyssey Rev1 Slim Key

via this auction

1976 Moog Micromoog

via this auction

"Made between 1975-1979, the Micromoog was released shortly after the famous Minimoog. Intended to be affordable for those who wanted a genuine Moog synthesizer, it has also become a classic instrument. The same 24db filter ensured the "Moog" sound, and with a ribbon pitch controller, a mod wheel + 1) pitch stability :- has heated temperature regulation 2) reliability, by using top components 3) single P.C. board construction. One VCO, one modulation oscillator, one VCF, one VCA, TWO contour generators, random (S & H), and one noise source. The creative musical possibilities are endless....and with input options eg S-trig....lots of non-musical stuff can be produced as well....I have not played a Micromoog for years (I was a Moog dealer in 1970/1980s...). I think it blows away the Rogue and the Prodigy..."

Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone

via this auction

"Includes (3) Banana Cables, Original Box, and Power Supply"

You can find demos of one in the archives.


Published on Apr 4, 2020 HOX808

via ORPHO (google translated):

"The D / 8 diode filter is a distinctive 12 dB / octave multimode filter that is used as a resonant low-pass filter, high-pass filter or band-pass filter.

When used fine, the filter behaves rather softly and smoothly, but with increasing resonance it can sound quite hearty and aggressive. Self-oscillation is possible.

There are separate inputs for high-pass filters, low-pass filters and bandpass filters. For example, Filter and bundle three different signals at the same time.

The BOOST controller passionately potentiates the maximum final modulation.


2x CV input, 1x with attenuator for 1V / OCTAVE.

Signal inputs HP, LP, BP

Out - signal output

3U high, 12HP wide, 30mm deep. Power consumption: 12V | 50m"


Published on Apr 4, 2020 HOX808

via ORPHO (google translated):

"We are arching the time.

The signal applied to the input is timed by the TIME CONTROLLER (echo threshold). The echo threshold is strongly dependent on the characteristics of the sound and the level of the reflections. The REPEAT control determines the repetition rate.

In certain controller positions it is even possible to "freeze" the signal. We get wonderful feedback loops and space-like sounds as if we had received them directly from space.

Four time coordinates are available on the Echoscope ad hoc.



REPULSE - regulates the Hall ratio

REFLECTION - regulates the relationship between input and output.


CV input for TIME.

IN - signal input

Out - signal output

3U high, 12HP wide, 30mm deep. Power consumption: 12V | 40mA"

CTAG TBD Walkthrough

Published on Apr 4, 2020 Creative Technologies FH Kiel

Follow-up to this post.

"Walkthrough of CTAG TBD an open source Eurorack synthesis module.

CTAG TBD as in "to be determined" is an open source eurorack audio module. All sounds and effects in this video are CTAG TBD, no extra processing!

It can be easily extended by your own DSP algorithms using a flexible c++ plugin architecture.

It's core feature is control of your plugin parameters through a web application UI and WiFi access. You basically log onto your TBD with a browser, choose your active plugin and modify its parameters. You can store patches per plugin. CTAG TBD recalls the last active plugins and patches upon reboot, so you continue making music where you left off.

All source (hw+sw) are available on

More introductory videos will be available on this channel soon, with specific focus on functionalities and how to add your own code.

If you are interested in beta hardware email subject "TBD REQUEST"."

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