MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Prophet 6, DFAM, Lyra 8 and Matriarch (Blood Of The Vampire)

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Tarek Mansur

"Late night dark industrial vampire ambient JAM.
Sending Moog DFAM to the input of the Lyra 8 to use it's fx (dist and delay).
The Prophet 6 does some ambient together with the Moog Matriarch and Lyra 8. I'm using UAD plugins such as the Lexicon 224 reverb and some distortion."

Folktek Elysian Drum Scape Limited Edition Sequencer w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"The ultra-rare Folktek Elysian Drum Scape Limited Edition in very good working and cosmetic condition with AC adapter and manual.

These units are extremely rare.

From the Folktek website:
These are sold out and the final run in complete. This drum scape is a small series of works created by Arius Blaze.

The Elysian is capable of everything are - with exactly the same oscillators and delay, but Voltage Control (1/8" CV) has been added to integrate into other analog systems/cv sequencers. Control over the oscillators as well as the delay time.

The boxes are oak, 1/8" output jack, 5x 1/8" cv jacks, control over delay time (from extremely notated tight to about 1.5 seconds with near infinite repeat for loops), control over each of the oscillators with custom brass keys for each, 2 custom lamps glow warm white, custom switches for delay time and drum mode (3 modes)."

Fairlight story #02: Emulating original Alpha and Preh keyboards with USB2CMI designed by Joe Britt

Published on Apr 18, 2020 DeftAudio
"In this video I'm sharing details of USB2CMI interface:"

DeftAudio Fairlight posts

confined spaces #3

Published on Apr 18, 2020 wildchurch

More obscure Japanese gear.

"All Hail the Eye tone

"See your pitch!"

Manufactured by Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., the Eye tone is an aide to vocal training - plug in a microphone to get visual feedback via it's 2 lamp system. One shows you are within range, the other lights up when you are 'spot on'.

This function, however, lends itself well to monitoring drones. Here, I use it to track pitch coming from a variable speed tape player as I attempt to glide between tones and 'enhance my multi-tasking abilities' beyond their infancy.

O2 Minipops
Hougaku Conductor with step sequencer
2 cassette tape players modified for variable speed:
- one playing a drone, the other birdsong
Suiko ST20 - Shakuhachi/Koto/Pipe Organ 'synth'

Aria spring reverb on O2 Minipops
Lots of Korg SDD-3300 on the cassette players
The Hougaku Conductor runs through a Roland VX-66 Echo Mixer and the Suiko ST20 through an ELK EM-13 Analog Echo, before the main mixer"

Apparatus Tube Synthesizer vs Type Delay improvisation

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Eternal Engine EMI

Follow-up to this post.

Keith Urban With a Synthstrom Audible Deluge

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Global Citizen

This one is in via Jason Mundo.

If you watched tonight's "Together At Home Concert" you might have noticed Keith Urban... with a Synthstrom Deluge of all things.

"Keith Urban rockin’ a Synthstrom Deluge while performing a cover of Steve Winwood’s 'Higher Love' during the Global Citizen event on CBS tonight. The Deluge appeared to be playing the drums/percussion."

Watcher of the skies intro (cover with analog synthesizer)

Published on Apr 18, 2020 GS Music

"Performing the intro of 'Watcher of the skies' by Genesis using Zeus, an analog polyphonic synthesizer prototype in which we are working.

The sound was creating two sawtooth + pulse oscillators with suboscillators. Some modulation from the polyphonic LFOs to the oscillators and the amplifier was added.
Finally, the sound was processed by the built-in stereo chorus and delay.

Watcher of the skies is a Genesis song and was written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford."

See the GS Music below for more.

Arturia Drumbrute impact Drum Machine Snare in Eventide H910 Harmonizer

Published on Apr 17, 2020 Sound Provider

"My good old eventide H910 is back from the doctor😍 (one bad CMOS in the digital section) , one week without it is not the same , especially during lockdown 😰.
Let s play feedback with Anti-Feedback again 🙂 and use it on my next soundbanks /Tracks and also for your mix😉."

The Spoon Soundscape (TX Wiggles 58)

Published on Apr 18, 2020 poorness studios

"I took my latest DIY Project, the Diddley Spoon, and plugged it into the modular synthesizer. This video features the Make Noise Phonogene. The soundscape was made from a single note played on a spoon."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Mr Grassi by Ieaskul F. Mobenthey

Published on Apr 18, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We explore Mr. Grassi, a chaotic touchpad module from Ieaskul F. Mobenthey. We start with a simple audio output then use it to drive increasingly complex moular patches.

0:10 Introduction to Mr. Grassi and rungling
0:41 Direct audio output
1:01 Sending rungler audio to the Strymon Magneto
1:35 Moog Mother-32: Modulating the oscillator frequency and triggering the envelope
2:00 Running a rungler through a rotating clock divider (Max/MSP/BEAP)
2:32 Controlling pitch and timbre of the Sputnik Dual Oscillator; triggering the Sinc Bucina LPG
3:11 Adding two channels from Mr. Grassi to control Comb and Time parameters on the Qu-Bit Prism

For more information about Mr. Grassi and other wild instruments from Ieaskul F. Mobenthey and Ciat Lombarde, please visit

"Grassi, a touch-module, contains twelve square waves, used as the clock and data for shift registers, each followed by primitive resistor DAC. The DACs modulate clock and counter-clock wise, yielding closed loops of perpetual modulation, triggered by touch. Each of the six outputs are a single, four-bit DAC. Listening to them raw, they generate modem sounds to pure noise on touch. On release of touch, each DAC holds the contingent position of its DATA. Thus the DATA can be used as CV for up to six other operators, scrambled on touch...

Rungling, a coin of Rob Hordijk, is exactly what Mister Grassi does. He takes two oscillators and mixes them in the shift register chip, treating one as data and the other as clock. The result, a memory heterodyne, feeds back into the oscillators. This circular process traverses both analog and digital, soft tones and square drones."

Roland Turned 48 Today

via @RolandUS

"Roland was founded on this day, April 18, 1972 in Osaka Japan.


Waldorf Microwave XT - one of the finest digital synthesizers ever made - 30 mins of audio

Published on Apr 18, 2020 rozz3r
Update: Re-Published on Apr 19, 2020

"This is a demo of the Microwave sound bank by Boxed Ear. 127 beautiful electronic sounds for the Waldorf Microwave XT/XTk/II synthesizer. Available at"

Pitfall II - Main Theme (Atari 2600) - Played on a Korg Micro-Preset

Published on Apr 18, 2020 MrCaliforniaD

"All the sounds you hear in this clip were recorded on a Korg Micro-Preset (M-500).

Preset used:
- Lead: Wood - Flute / Bass: Synthe 2 - 8' : 0:00
- Lead: Voice - Alto / Bass: Synthe 1 - 16' : 1:06
- Lead: Synthe 2 - 8' / Bass: Synthe 2 - 8' & Synthe 1 - 16' : 2:13
- All together : 3:20

Only a slight reverb was added to the mix."

Sequential Pro 3 Meanderings with 3rdStoreyChemist

Published on Apr 18, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

"First play with the Pro 3, starting from the Init patch."

Fairlight C.M.I. Series IIx - Granular Synthesis

Published on Apr 18, 2020 dvdborn

"Trying out some primitive granular synthesis stuff on the Fairlight C.M.I. Series IIx."

Roland MC-101, JU-06A, and Octatrack MK2 performance at Patchwerks

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) performs on the Roland MC-101, the Roland JU-06A, and the Elektron Octatrack. The focus of the performance was to showcase the MC-101's potential in a live scenario, playing with other instruments.

From Roland:
"Produce and perform music anywhere, anytime—without clutter or complications. The MC-101 GROOVEBOX has all the high-quality sounds, sequencing, and effects of the professional MC-707, in a compact four-track version that’s go-everywhere portable. Get started with an inspiring collection of ready-to-go sounds and patterns, or easily create your own. Craft a unique style by importing custom sounds and loops that sync to tempo. And you can perform with the MC-101, triggering clips and shaping your sounds with direct, hands-on control."

Order the Roland MC-101 here:

From Roland:
"The JU-06A is the best of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one synth. It has the continuous high-pass filter of the 106, the envelope-controllable pulse-width-modulation of the 60, and the unique filter behavior of both, instantly switchable from the front panel. The sound is indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts, even while tweaking controls or using extreme settings. And no vintage JUNO would be complete without the swirling sound of its legendary chorus, faithfully recreated, right down to the lovable (and thankfully adjustable) noise."

Order Roland JU-06A here:

From Elektron:
"During its seven year life span, the original Octatrack quickly became one of the most widely used live performance samplers. An industry standard if there ever was one. It undoubtedly changed the way gear setups look like and gave artists the power to perform live in the truest sense of the word. Now the Octatrack MKII is here. Sharper, better, more robust. It proudly carries the legacy of its predecessor, confirming the position as the creative artist’s instrument of choice."

Order the Octatrack MK2 here:
Demo by: Matthew Piecora"

Circuit 3 Through The Airwaves - livestream synthpop gig from Dublin Ireland

Awesome livestream with supporting member, Circuit3.

Roland Keyboards Vol 3 - Product Sheet Brochure Catalog

Additional scans in via Corey. This one features the Roland Keyboards Vol 3. This one is 24 pages. You can find hi-res copies here. Click here for additional brochures in via Corey.

The list:
MC-4 Microcomposer
MTR-100 Digital Cassette Recorder
OP-8 CV Interface
JX-3P & PG-200
EP-606 Dual Voice Combo Piano
Piano Plus 70 / 60 / 11 / 30
Digital Sequencers - CSQ-600 / CSQ-100
Keyboard Amplifiers
Rhythm Machines
Rack Series
Mixing Amplifiers & Boss Mixers
Echo Changers
Keyboard Stands & Accessories

Roland Keyboards Vol 2 - Product Sheet Brochure Catalog

Additional scans in via Corey. This one features the Roland Keyboards Vol 2. Another motherload, this one is at 44 pages. You can find hi-res copies here. Click here for additional brochures in via Corey.

The list:
MC-8 MicroComposer
System 700
System 100
System 100m
RV-800 Stereo Reverberation Unit
GE-810 Graphic Equalizer
GE-820 Stereo Graphic Equalizer
PH-830 Stereo Phase Shifter
MP-600 Combo Piano
MP-700 Combo Piano
EP-30 Combo Piano
EP-20 Combo Piano
VK-9 Organ
VK-6 Organ
Rotary Sound Speakers & Amps
RE Space Echos
CR & TR Drum Machines

Cassette Sessions 1

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Federal Honey

Another supporting member piece, this one by Federal Honey.

"Recorded live to TEAC cassette deck, no overdubs, no processing. Sounds from Korg Monotribe and Korg Electribe 2S Sampler.

Feel free to sample any of this -- this is public domain. If you do end up using it, let me know, I'd like to hear what you do with it.

Recorded April 16, 2020."

Michel van der Aa - Crimson Labyrinth (feat. Kate Miller-Heidke) [Official Video]

Published on Apr 17, 2020 Michel van der Aa

New piece from supporting member, Michel van der Aa who had the following to say about it:

"I wanted to let you know that a new single and video of my latest album has come out, it's a synth inspired track featuring the Jupiter 8 for the main sound, and modular synth (Cwejman) for a lot of the sounddesign and percussive sounds. The video is made by fractal artist Julius Horsthuis and features Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke."


Michel van der Aa - Crimson Labyrinth (feat. Kate Miller-Heidke)
Taken from new album ‘Time Falling’ -

Director & fractal artist: Julius Horsthuis

Written and arranged by Michel van der Aa
Lyrics after Jorge Luis Borges
Lead and backing vocals - Kate Miller-Heidke
Guitars, synths, and sounddesign - Michel van der Aa
Drums sounddesign - Thijs de Vlieger

Produced by Thijs de Vlieger and Michel van der Aa
Mixed by Thijs de Vlieger and Bart Wagemakers
Engineering, and pre-mastering by Bart Wagemakers
Recorded at Exalto Studios Haarlem
Mastered by Enrico Mercaldi at Time Tools Mastering
℗ & © 2020 disquiet media

Anyware-instruments Minisizer

via this auction

Dusty Rhodes and The River Band - All One! Video feat. Harry Perry

Published on May 6, 2010 dustyrhodes

Prophet-5 solo at 3:06. I remember seeing Harry Perry skate up and down Venice beach way back in the early 90s late 80s. As for this video, the guitarist with a beard was on an episode of LA Ink getting a tattoo dedicated to cheese. Apparently he was in a bad accident, had to get 13 inches of his small intestines removed, and found out he was lactose intolerant. He loved cheese so he got a memorial tattoo of it. I looked up the band, found found this video, and here's a post. :)

From the Self titled album (June 2010)

feat. Harry Perry

Directed and Edited by Michael Tavarez
Assistant Director - Lauren Piper
Production Manager - Krysta Olson
Production Assistant - Forrest Reda

Live music from junklight

Published on Apr 18, 2020 junklight

Update: one more just went up: nice piece

Nijuman no Borei

Published on Apr 18, 2020 junklight

"Been meaning to upload this for ages and then I noticed my namesake had uploaded his version.....

Rescore of the very powerful film by Jean-Gabriel Périot called Nijuman no borei (200,000 phantoms) - the rescore was done for the Dark Outside and rather brilliantly the various versions were all projected onto a screen next to a river with headsets to listen to the soundtracks

you can see my namesakes take on it here"

Casio SK-100 sampling keyboard demo - "Over Again"

Published on Apr 17, 2020 Alfonse

"Casio SK-100 sampling keyboard (1987)
The SK-100 is a larger version of the famous SK-1 and SK-5 with more keys and features, including the ability to store two custom drum sequences, which can include samples. The sampler function itself has a great 8-bit / 10.113kHz lo-fi sound; grainy and interesting.

This track features vocal samples from my 2011 release 'Time Over' featuring Ayika.

All sounds you hear in the track were made using the Casio SK-100 sampler or its factory sounds and were recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, reverb, and delay were added as required. Individual drum hits were sampled from the SK-100 and sequenced in the DAW. I gave the clap some more depth by triggering multiple samples, slightly differently pitch- and time-shifted, through a short reverb.

Music: "Over Again" (C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse
Download here:


Roland JD-990 "Vintage Soul" Soundset - Walkthrough

Published on Apr 18, 2020 LFOstore

"Seat comfortable, put on your seatbelts - we are ready to take off to space!

The unique & legendary JD-990 is great even after almost 30 years & capable to create modern sounds.


HEADROOM WIP by itijik | MUSIC PROCESS for CHOP SHOP 0420 Ableton Live 10 | itijik Pro Club

Published on Apr 18, 2020 itijik

"Here's an hour of exploring with the chop shop sample pack for April, 0420! I used multiple Ableton Live auto filters and arps to get some lively dnb style percussion with the fvrewell- nicki mouth noise 2 and itijik bong water samples. The bass is edited from Chris Fincher's bass improv, lots to choose from in there! I might edit in a bass part from that material instead of the line I came up with here. I'm taking a more patient approach this time (even though me and the squad only have a couple weeks to deadline), not rushing to the next part too quickly and trying to find the right vibe while playing. I hope you enjoy watching the process.

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. Then we post the resulting mix video publicly and promote! It's all about regular practice and elevating your production, and a little bit of showing off your chops!

If you're pushing your music and/or career to new levels, JOIN THE CLUB now and reserve your spot in the squad. Soon the value offered will go through the roof and the price will be increased, get in now for only $5/mo so you can get to know everyone and make some music! Our goal is 1000 members to work with and support. After we have our squad together we will no longer be accepting new members.

itijik Pro Club:"

Quasimidi Rave-o-lution 309 Drum Machine and Synth

via this auction

Kawai K3 80's Vintage Digital Synthesiser W/ Analogue Filters

via this auction

Roland Vocoder SVC 350

via this auction

Korg NTS-1 Sounds Immense Over Midi! - No External FX -Warm Up Jam

Published on Apr 18, 2020 ChrisLody

"A new toy arrived in the post today, the Korg Nutekt NTS-1 kit synth! I've been waiting a fair while for this to arrive due to delays with it being released here in the UK, even before the outbreak began, but the wait was worth it.

The first thing I did after I popped it together was to get the USB midi up and running as I do like to explore things with a keyboard attached if at all possible. Turns out the NTS-1 sounds absolutely massive when programmed correctly. It responds to velocity over midi nicely with it being routed directly to volume so getting a bit of expression going is easy. Also here I'm controlling how far the filter envelope opens (or filter sweep as it's known) by changing how legato and staccato my playing is. This is 100% NTS-1 with no external FX, sound great!

Only negative I've discovered so far is USB noise. I need to invest in a ground loop isolator or a minijack to din midi adapter, or both. I'm using Reapers Reafir Subtract setting here to remove the noise in realtime."

Customizing Synthesizers, Model:Samples

Published on Apr 18, 2020 True Cuckoo

Some video of the inside of Model:Samples as well.

"I've been thinking about this since day one. The Elektron Model:Samples, while totally a capable and affordable sample groovebox, the plain white design didn't really speak to me. I've been wanting to give it a colourful makeover from day one. So here it is.

Used in this video:
Elektron Model Samples
Molotow Acrylic Markers
Montana Primer spray
Montana Varnish spray

Camera and audio:
Panasonic GH5
Sennheiser e935
Soyuz Launcher
iPad Pro"

Hawkeye - Fractal Floater (midiphy LoopA and the six synths)

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Hawkeye

"Back in time, when we were surfing the skies...

Made with six polyphonic tracks on the midiphy LoopA.

Synths used in the order of appearance:
1) Pad: Alesis Andromeda

2) Bassline: MFB Dominion I through DIY Polivoks

3) Lead: Waldorf Microwave 1

4) Drums: E-MU 6400 Ultra

5) Lead: Erica Synths Fusion VCO & Polivoks filter
6) Drums: Vermona DRM1

FX: Strymon Timeline and Big Sky, dbx 1066 compressor on drum bus - directly recorded with a Tascam WAV recorder, no DAW used.

The video footage is back from 2015 and was found on some old harddisk :).

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for watching and listening!
Hawkeye / Maelstroem Records"

Let the light shine on you

Published on Apr 18, 2020 synthjunk

"A new track with a good vibe to it.

From my latest EP called C64 is your friend.
Hope you enjoy it."

Akai S612 rackmount sampler in there as well.

Demo of the Roland MT-90U MIDI Music Player

Published on Apr 18, 2020 Techmoan

"Now all but discontinued - the MT-90U is Roland's last all-in-one General MIDI playing 'Music Tutor'. It's also the only model in the range to feature a USB port rather than a floppy disk drive."

Patch of the Week 54: minilogue + NTS-1 Sound-on-sound Drone Looping

Published on Apr 17, 2020 Korg

"Everyone loves looping, so we created a drone track using just the Korg minilogue and the Nu:Tekt NTS-1 as a pseudo 'tape' looper. Time to get lost in the loops!"

Korg Patch of the Week posts

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

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