MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 9, 2020

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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Roland System 700 Modular - Product Sheet Brochure

This is from the first set of scans in via Corey, mentioned earlier today here. You can find hi-res copies here.


702A, 702B, 702C VCOs
708A Noise Generator
703E, 703B VCFs
704A, 704B VCAs
711A Output Module
712A Monitor
706A, 706B LFOs
709A Sample & Hold
705A Dual Env Generator
716A Mizer
710A Multiple Jacks
701A Keyboard Controller

Option blocks
VCO Bank
Analog Sequencer
Phase Shifter/Audio Delay

Click here for more.

Roland Echo Machines - Product Sheet Brochure

This is from the first set of scans in via Corey, mentioned earlier today here. You can find hi-res copies here.


SRE-555 Chorus Echo
RE-501 Chorus Echo
RE-201 Space Echo
RE-150 Space Echo
SDE-2000 Digital Delay
SPA-240/120 Stereo Power Amplifier
SPH-323 Phase Shifter
SIP-301 Bass Guitar Preamplifier
SIP-301 Bass Guitar Preamplifier
SDD-320 Dimension D
SBF-325 Stereo Flanger
SVC-350 Vocoder
SPV-355 P/V Synthesizer
SEQ-315 Stereo Graphic Equalizer
SEQ-331 Graphic Equalizer
SMX-880 Line Mixer
TB-2U, TB-7U, TB-12U Carrying Cases
FS-1, FS-2, FS-3, Foot Switches
RT-1L Echo Chamber Tape

Click here for more.

Roland CMU-800R - Product Sheet Brochure

This is from the first set of scans in via Corey, mentioned earlier today here. You can find hi-res copies here.

Click here for more.

Leather & Wool Roland Authorized Performer, All-Access Jacket (Medium) For Sale

via this auction

This is the jacket recently posted here. It's worth noting only one other has gone up for sale, back in 2014 here. If you wanted one this might be your best chance at getting one.

"Roland Authorized Performer, All-Access Jacket (Medium). Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

From what I was able to gather, this jacket was part of a limited lot around 1990 selling for around $400. Otherwise I'm not positive on its history, but I've only ever seen one other like it myself.

Decent option for synth collectors or general fans of Roland. That being said, material is cowhide and wool, so it makes for a strong and insulated apparel option as well.

The leather sleeves have some light signs of wear, most notable being a small scratch near one shoulder, and little creases in the elbow region of the other arm. Nothing too distinguishable from any sort of distance though, as seen by the pictures."

Korg Z1 Multi Oscillator Synthesizer SN 003186

via this auction

Missing volume slider cap.

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro SN 0554

via this auction

"Bought it used , the synth looked like it had lived, the signature almost gone, side scratch, after a year owning the filter knob wasn’t working the same, I sent it to Tom Oberheim himself to fixed it! I have email proof,so this synth is solid."

Live Performance & Chat W/ Alex AKA Nasty Nachos From WMD Hosted by BBoyTech & Trovarsi

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Watch Live on Thursday 4/9/2020 at 6PM PST as Alex AKA Nasty Nachos from WMD does a live performance and chats with us about his music and WMD modules! BBoyTech & Trovarsi are hosting this episode of Perfect Circuit Chat. Feel free to join the conversation live and ask questions.

Check out Alex's music here:

WMD modules are available here:

#PerfectCircuit #NastyNachos #WMD"

Play Date with 1979 MSV

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Todd Barton

"first 30 minutes with the 1979 Modulars Modal Synthesis Voice which is based on the Mutable Instruments Elements and in Buchla format.
Checkout my Patreon at"

'Fermi's Paradox' - Modular Ambient (Morphagene, Arbhar, FX Aid)

Published on Apr 9, 2020 State Azure

"A little ambient piece with the Pico case and just three modules - Morphagene, Arbhar and FX Aid (for reverb). No other FX used, except those baked into the samples.

Recorded direct to DAW."

Eric's Memorymoog Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Apr 9, 2020 synthpro

Factory preset demos come in at 13:25.

"Hey Guys,

This is a video going over Eric's Memorymoog I have been restoring.

Here is a link to the fan kit I installed in this unit:

Thanks Eric and to all of you watching. Stay safe out there during this crazy time.


TAL-U-NO-LX V2 Synthesizer for iPad

TAL-U-NO-LX V2 Synthesizer - Let’s Play - iPad Live The Sound Test Room

"You can get the TAL-U-NO-LX 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."

DSI Pro 3, iPad Pro Samplr, Drumbrute Impact - Distortion Improv Jam - Tefty & Meems

Published on Apr 8, 2020 Tefty & Meems

Spotted this one on discchord.

"This jam we test out the DSI Pro 3 synth and an iPad Pro app Samplr for the first time in a gritty, more distorted jam. The Drumbrute Impact has separate outs routed to the Mackie board and having the inputs distorting in the red. Same with the Pro 3, the inputs are clipping the Mackie board."

Overview at 3:15.

Here's that Hainbach video they mention:

Using overdrive creatively: preamps, pedals, plugins, test equipment

Premiered Mar 30, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I detail ways to overdrive signals to make synth and drum machine recordings more engaging - from subtle gain shaping with vintage mixers to all out nuclear test equipment destruction, as well pedals, plugins and modules."

Roland Sales Sheets / Brochures Folder

A few pics in via Corey who plans to eventually scan these.

"I have a friend that used to work as a salesman at Roland back in the day. He recently gave me a copy of his old notebook of sales sheets that cover some really interesting and historical synths (and drum machines)."

I thought it was pretty cool/interesting to see them all in a folder like this. I'll be sure to post any more Corey sends in.

Update: scans going up here.

Novation // Live Circuit Jam with 5 Producers | Stream 2

Published on Apr 9, 2020 NovationTV

"Novation takes their US Field Trainer Product specialists, and makes them all use the same soundpack to Create 5 different songs live."

First stream posted here.

Codex by David Bessell

Published on Apr 9, 2020 David Bessell

New from supporting member, David Bessel.

"Codex, track One from the new release 'Reality Engine' on DiN records. Download and CD here"

Top image by Nigel Mullaney, bottom by Neil Fellowes

Dave Bessell Reality Engine DiN62

Release date 17th April 2020

Limited to 500 copies Digipak CD

Bar Code 5028423200628

Dave Bessell is a familiar name for followers of the DiN label for his previous solo release, “Black Horses Of the Sun” (DiN47), his two collaborations with Parallel Worlds (DiN41 & 56) and being a founder member of synth supergroup Node (DiN44 & 55).

This latest downtempo electronica solo release sees Bessell indulge his passion for literature in compositions inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, the Brothers Grimm and Lord Dunsany. The tracks are coloured with a strong flavour of magic realism - think “Pan’s Labyrinth” or “The Science Of Sleep”. Sonically “Reality Engine” draws on a whole variety of musical influences, from classical to psybient taking in innovative analogue modular sound design and expansive evolving musical journeys along the way. Bessell often uses unusual instrumentation alongside his analogue and modular synths and here he uses the beautiful Aum guitar to stunning effect. Full of engaging atmospheric moods and distinctive melodies, the album contains a wealth of detail that repays repeated listenings.

The album also comes with downloadable links (via Bandcamp) to specially created 3D environments that can be viewed in virtual reality (or can be navigated around with a mouse if you don't have access to a VR headset). You can see an example here:

This new album showcases once again the simply unique voice of this talented electronic music composer.

1 Codex : 5.57
2 The Silver Thread : 7:16
3 Ghost Of Lost Cities : 7:10
4 Sleeping Air Awakes : 5:01
5 A Man Is A Small Thing And The Night Is Large And Full Of Wonders : 6:44
6 Raven King : 6:38
7 The Fountains Are Singing : 5:09
8 The Tower : 6:05
9 Neverwhere : 9:25

Total Time: 59:41

Perfectly looped samples: Polyphone

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"Just a short video today, I found this great open source app which helps you create perfectly looped samples & sound fonts. Bonus for Yamaha EX5 owners: How to use sound fonts on your synth.

You can download the sound fonts / Yamaha EX5 .s1v files created in this video here:"


Published on Apr 9, 2020 Muhn Channel

"A hard session with only my KORG MS20 and logic pro x. No edit no cuts. Real-time recorded every track. Every video corresponds to real panel settings and real sound sculpted. I hope to enjoy and share it around the world."

Rare EMS Polysynthi For Sale

via this auction

Synthi + Onde #2

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Jean-Baptiste Favory

"☆ Le Synthi AKS (EMS 1972) et le résonateur Onde (La voix du luthier 2019).
Enregistrement stéréo M.S du SYNTHI (les 3 oscillateurs sont accordés en intonation juste). Le résonateur ONDE donne plus de profondeur et de vie au son électronique...
Vidéo réalisée par Maya Favory.

☆ M.S stéréo recording of an E.M.S SYNTHI AKS (EMS 1972) , amplified by ONDE acoustic resonator (La voix du luthier 2019). There's 3 oscillators tuned in just intonation. The ONDE is giving more depth and life here…
A Maya Favory film."

Part 1 here

Update: and coincidentally, another Onde video today, this one featuring the Roland SH-3A from António Machado

Onde - SH-3A - Rode mic recordings

Published on Apr 9, 2020 António Machado

Novation // Synth Snackables: Legowelt - Peak: as a hurdy gurdy

Published on Apr 9, 2020 NovationTV

"Our Synth Snackables series invites you into the studios of talented and knowledgeable artists, and shows you staple tips, elaborate techniques and imaginative approaches for synth patch design.

For our first Synth Snackable session, we spent a day with Dutch artist Legowelt whose vast musical style spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined – and is designed in a unique and captivating way that keeps his listeners enthralled. His wealth of production knowledge and experience have been turned into five quick tips to help you push the boundaries of Peak.

In this video, beginning with the basis of the hurdy gurdy, Legowelt puts Peak into monophonic mode and assigns the fixed note function to play the same note with two oscillators. Now with the third oscillator free to play a higher note, Legowelt shows how you can quickly create a “jolly” medieval drone.

'Of course we can make it much more interesting.' Creating movement with filter envelopes, adding multiple LFO modulation and assigning pitch range to the two oscillators, Legowelt shows you can build on the basic hurdy gurdy to create a deepened historical-inspired melody.

Watch all five tips:

Discover Peak:

Learn more about Legowelt:

#WeAreNovation #NovationPeak"

Novation // Launchpad X - Custom Modes

Published on Apr 9, 2020 NovationTV

"With Launchpad Pro [MK3], Launchpad Mini [MK3] and Launchpad X, we’ve created Custom Modes, a feature that allows you to design custom layouts for whatever your specific setup demands. Custom Modes can be used to bring to life software and hardware (or a mixture of both), by providing a blank canvas for you to build unique control layouts.

In this video, Enrique takes you through everything you need to know about Custom Modes using Launchpad X and Novation Components.

--- Discover more about Launchpad [MK3] Custom Modes:

--- Check out the Launchpad range:"

Novation // Tips to push ideas into finished Tracks

Published on Apr 9, 2020 NovationTV

"In this live stream, Enrique goes through some of his favorite ways of taking his loops and song ideas and slowly turn them into fully finished songs. Utilizing some features from the Launchpad Pro Mk3, these tips can be applied to any DAW or other types of hardware!"

BeatPPL Podcast Episode 63 - ASM Hydrasynth Developers

Published on Apr 8, 2020 BBoy Tech Report

"In this special episode, we chat with ASM's Glen Darcey, VP Product Development
and Dominic Au, Product Manager - developers of the Hydrasynth."

See this post for a demo of the v1.4 update by Fluxwithit.

Creative Reverb Techniques in VCV Rack

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here are the patches -
00:00 - As part of the sound
04:36 - Creating percussion
07:43 - Recording the reverb
14:39 - Feedback loops
19:28 - Enhancing drums"

Rossum Electro-Music Evolution Variable Character Ladder Filter Q Level Compensation Control

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Rossum Electro-Music

"Rossum Electro-Music's original product, the Evolution Variable Character Ladder Filter, sets itself apart from conventional lowpass filters with its Genus, Species, and variable Q Level Compensation controls."

Oberhiem DPX-1 Digital Sample Player SN 761193

via this auction

"Here is an Oberheim DPX-1 in good used condition. This unit is a digital sample player. It was designed to play disks from the Ensoniq Mirage, E-mu Emulator II, Sequential Prophet 2000, and Prophet 2002. Cosmetically, it is in very nice condition. It has some minor nicks, dings, and scratches that don't affect functionality. This unit includes the power cord, a copy (not original) of the owner's manual, and the cardboard disk drive protector for the 5.25" floppy drive. It does not include any sound disks or other accessories.

This DPX-1 has been partially tested. The unit powers up and all of the buttons appear to function. It responds to MIDI, and I was able to load sounds from an Ensoniq Mirage disk that I had available. The internal "test" sound will also play via MIDI. I was not able to test disks for any of the other instruments that the unit is designed to play because I don't have them. There is a high-pitched hum from the power supply that does not appear to come through the audio output. The light for each of the disk drives illuminates when the drive is accessed."

This one was listed back in 2017 here.

1983 Roland Juno-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland Juno-60 from 1983. In excellent cosmetic and working condition, this one has just been serviced with the following:

- Battery adapter installation with new battery
- Factory patch reload
- Full keyboard contact cleaning
- Full calibration

As you can see, the keyboard is in fantastic shape with no missing parts. All the faders, buttons, and knobs function perfectly and silently. This keyboard lived a very gentle, quiet life! Aside from very minor wear from age and storage, there is a small dent on the back of the keyboard that keeps this from being near-mint condition and affects the function in no way. This is easily one of the nicest I've come across in the past 12 months!"

Roland Juno 106 Synth w/ KIWI Upgrade, Custom Graphics, & Metal Side Panels

via this auction

"This Juno has been rebuilt from the chassis up. Includes all new voice chips, custom LED upgrade, LED mod wheels, updated power supply and chord, Jupiter graphics overlay, custom designed metal cheeks, new gasket overlay to protect sliders and pots, replaced pots and sliders where needed and latest KIWI software update. Rebuilt by Syntegrator. This Juno has been played less than 5 times since its rebuild. It's in immaculate condition and extremely unique. It's a perfect addition to any vintage synthesizer collection."

Macbeth Micromac R Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Technically immaculate. No Rash."

Korg MicroKorg + Moog Grandmother Earrings

via this auction

"The synth charms are Double-sided hard resin on Silver-plated fish hook earrings with rubber backers."

Roland System 100m

via this auction

"It's the well known module configuration with:
1x112, 1x121, 1x130, 1x140, 1x150 plus the cabinet.

It's been fully tested - all pots and switches work as they should, all jack sockets are clean and function correctly, its smooth and crackle free and ready to incorporate into your working studio."

112 820700
121 101953
130 111978
140 092480
150 102018

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth w/ Extras

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 w/ Gligli Mod

via this auction

"A great synth in full working order, has the Gligli mod which greatly enhances its capabilities. Included is the original Z80 chip (Mod is not soldered so it's easy to revert to factory) and a heavy duty padded road case.

All features and controls work as they should. Even the volume knob is clean and quiet, the noise floor is really low for a synth of this era. Membrane panel looks great, some wear on wooden cheeks. There is a small cigarette mark on one key and some psychopath wrote the names of the notes on the keys and subsequently *almost* removed them, but there are still faint marks. Both of those things were like that when I got the synth around 15 years ago, don't look at me. I used it only for recording and never moved it. I will try to include those details in pics as best I can. The important thing is the synth sounds perfect."

Kawai SX-240 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Tape Cassette & Docs

via this auction

"Just serviced, everything is working fine, astounding shape, a collector's choice!. Includes user manual in three languages and booklet translated to spanish, and original cassette with factory sounds. New battery, without corrosion in the board."

Godwin Symphony Model 849 - M849

via this auction

1980 Korg Trident SN 330122

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2010 here.

ADDAC506 VC Stochastic Function Generator - Overview

Published on Apr 9, 2020 ADDAC System

"Inspired and officially licensed from Teia's Stochastic Function Generator which was introduced in 2013 but is no longer available. We used the concept of the early version but completely rebuilt and reprogrammed it's mcu to a fully featured 4 voice 2 stage envelope and slew generator.

This new module + expansion is our take on a different envelope/slew generator. It's a fully featured Quad Analogue Core Envelope Generator and Slew Processor with digital control which also incorporates built in random generators to control the Rise and Fall times.
Covering the full range from short sharp notes to long slow sweeps of up to 6 minutes. Together with the random generators it excels when used for drone soundscapes.
Used as a Slew Processor the random generators act as dynamic modulation sources affecting the rise and fall slew speed.
Fully featured outputs act as encouragement to self-patching creating interdependent envelopes acting in sync.

Four independent Rise / Fall generators with individual timing controls.
Built in random generators for Rise and Fall Time each with Minimum and Maximum controls.
Three gate/trigger outputs per channel: End of Rise, End of Fall plus the standard Rise Gate output.
Two extra CV outputs with the Sum and the Average of all 4 voices cv outputs.
Four trigger inputs for the random engine.*
Four CV random outputs from the random engine.*
Dedicated attenuverters for amplitude and offset of each voice CV output. No more need for external attenuators, offsets and inverters.

* Available through the Expansion Module.

Roland D50 New born Part 3

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Pulsophonic

"Demo of 33 to 48 patchs of the new bank 'New born', only onboard effects."

Pulsophonic D50 posts

Klang Stadt - Fumana - Magneto & More Eurorack

Published on Apr 9, 2020 isvisible isinvisible

"A drone from the Frequency Central 'Klang Stadt' filtered through the Frap Tools 'Fumana', which is having a few frequencies modulated by the Modcan 'Quad LFO' and the two LFO's in S&H mode from the Erica Synths 'Drum Sequencer'.

The ODD and EVEN outs from the 'Fumana' are feeding the Strymon 'Magneto'.

The ALL output from the 'Fumana' is feeding the Q-Bit 'Prism'.

An arpeggio from the Synthesis Technology E350 'Morphing Terrarium' fed through the Modcan 'Dual Delay' and the Doepfer 'A-101-3 Vactoral Phaser'.

Bass drum is the Mutable Instrument 'Peaks'. Snare is the Dave Smith 'DSM03 Feedback'. Added percussion is the Mutable 'Braids' in Cymbal mode feeding the Mutable 'Elements'.

Big low pad sound is the Sum output from the WMD 'PDO', the sub and saw out from the Livewire 'AFG' mixed then thrown through the ZVEX 'Instant Lo-Fi Junky' and a Tiptop 'Z-DSP' with the 'Halls of Valhalla' card installed."

Hohner Symphonic 65

Published on Apr 9, 2020 StudioSoba

Update: new link:

via this auction

"Super rare, beautiful portable combo Hohner Symphonic 65 organ - with repeater!

Sounds lush, warm, heavy, vintage, lots of character, big bass, also great subb bass!

Vibrato not working so it needs service on this. Everything else is working and in good condition all keys and knobs and faders work! Upper hardcase is missing.

It is really heavy! (round 23 kg) It is going to be well packed."

Escape From New York on synths and Hurdy Gurdy

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Hurdy Gurdy (Denis Soirat model) tracked 10 times + a few synth lines to colour it up

Gurdy was processed (distortion, chorus etc...)

I could lie and say the synths were vintage machines but it was all a bunch of cheap plug ins : )
music by John Carpenter
murdered by Miguel d'Oliveira in isolation"


Never realized a Hurdy Gurdy could sound like a synth.

Korg minilogue XD Limited Edition ft. Volca Sample Whiteout Jam | Sound Demo

Published on Apr 9, 2020 SOULKEYS

"The #Korg #minilogueXD is just so awesome. Here in limited pearl white version. For the whiteout jam I added the #korgvolca sample. With the #volcadrum it would be perfect. With which #synth or #musicgear would you combine?

Error Instruments acid bee Baseline generator

Published on Apr 9, 2020 paul tas

Acid bee Is a experimental basline creator .

With a very good light sensor .

That is extremely sensitive.

The filters and sub Sounds a really deep.

It's possible to use control voltage on the knobs. 2x

For external use. T

he 3 knobs With the + logo Is the way to add Sounds in the steps The - logo Makes every step away

and start from the beginning with a clean line Inspired By bee,s And Acid

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

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