MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two New Buchla Easel Albums by Todd Barton

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Todd Barton

"I'm happy to announce two new solo albums all done on the Buchla Music Easel. Available at my Bandcamp site:

50% of sales for the Live at Cafe Oto album will go to Cafe Oto to support their continuing work.
To support my Patreon go to"

OEI - Octave-plateau Electronics Inc. VPK5 Keyboard Controller for the VOYETRA 8

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Very rare, in mint condition!
Like new in original Box, VOYETRA 8 Synthesizer Keyboard.
Hard enough to find, let alone in perfect condition!
Works only with the Voyetra as far as I know.
Don't know the features, whether or not it has touch sensitive or pressure sensitive control.
Not much on it online. If you have the Voyetra 8, then you can appreciate this one!"

Roland PR-800 SN 362979 w/ Original Box

via this auction

You can find demos of one in the archives here.

Ensoniq DP/4+ | Amazing Cult Classic Effects

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Espen Kraft

00:00 Intro
01:10 Audio examples
02:50 Configurations and setup
07:16 Audio examples
09:11 Using the DP/4 as an external effect in the DAW
14:45 Vocoding

"The Ensoniq DP/4 entered the market in 1992. I bought one and set it up as 4 independent effects processors through my mixer. One for each AUX send. Worked beautifully for years.
It can sound gritty, it can sound clean.

In 1995 Ensoniq released an upgraded version called the DP/4+, the one I use in this video. The changes aren't revolutionary, some are cosmetic upgrades, some more functional. More guitar cab algorithms etc. I like they made room for a XLR-input in the front.

They also released a 2-effect version called the DP/2 in 1995."

Perfect Circuit Chat w/ Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Hosted By BboyTech and Trovarsi

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Thursday 4/30/20 at 6PM PST on Perfect Circuit Chat we have Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular on to talk with our hosts BBoyTech and Trovarsi. Richard will be doing a short performance and then talking with us about Pittsburgh Modular's eurorack and semi-modular synthesizers, including the Voltage Research Laboratory. Join the live chat to ask questions and join the chat.

Pittsburgh Modular modules and synths available here:"

"Colorful Rhythm" feat. Teenage Engineering OP-Z + ROLI LUMI Keys

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Lo-fi Pask

"Took this old OP-Z project and added some "spice" to use the LUMI Keys as MIDI controller. The result is incredibly... COLORFUL! :-D

Bass, drums, arpeggiator, chords and... everything else you can hear, comes from Teenage Engineering OP-Z. All sounds sequenced on it, except of chords and (semi-improvised) arpeggiator, played "live".

Enjoy! ;-)

#LUMI #OPZ #TeenageEngineering

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Vintage CRUMAR 2003 organ / synthesizer / string / brass ensemble

Never seen one of these before. This is the first one featured on the site.


1. CRUMAR 2003 organ / synthesizer / string / brass ensemble: first startup in years
The Crumar 2003 is a very rare instrument which combines the best Crumar had to offer in the late 1970's. It includes one of the best solid state drawbar organs, a monophonic 1 VCO synth, a brass / piano / string section and the Nerve Centre 15 accompanyment section which produces lot's of spacy stuff. The brass / piano / string combination was also offered in standalone instruments like the Orchestrator and Multiman. Strangely enough these are traded for a lot more money then this combined instrument but then again: It weighs a ton and takes up a lot of real estate. This one is a bit of an old banger but I simply cannot bring myself to getting rid of it. It's simply too rare. For more info on my creative adventures visit Have fun!
2. CRUMAR 2003: some general maintenance and startup tips for old organs / synthesizers / keyboards
This is the second video about my rare Crumar 2003 organ. It shows the electronics inside and contains a few general tips about starting up old electronic instruments after years of neglect.
3. CRUMAR 2003 organ/ synthesizer / brass / string ensemble video 3
Here's the 3rd video about my old Crumar 2003. It's similar to the startup video but a bit more compact and made with th asssitence of a camera(wo)man. It's just as unproffesional in about every other aspect though but real vintage synthesizer and keyboard fans might still like it. For more about my creative adventures visit:

Exploring Relabi with Monome crow , norns , ipad & modular

Published on Apr 30, 2020 junklight

"Relabi - the self erasing pulse! I've been a intrigued by the idea of this after reading this essay - escape from the grid and all that.

This week I've been exploring it - if you follow me on twitter then you'll have seen an audulus patch and the an early incarnation of what you see here. The Audulus patch migrated into the Monome crow and from there into the Norns where it is now driving 4 separate voices - two on the ipad and 2 in the modular - where the crow drives two Noise Engineering oscillators - the Sinc Iter and Cursus Iteritas using the envelope language built into the crow.

This setup shows why Monome gear has found a home at the heart of my music making equipment - the ability to build an instrument quickly and easily - this entire script was written just to explore these ideas - the grid gives me a lot of control over different paramters & crow lets me unite the ipad and the modular."

Round 4! Circuit Jam with 5 Producers // Novation Live

Published on Apr 30, 2020 NovationTV

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

--- Get more information on Circuit here:"

Additional Circuit Jam with 5 Producers

Cescato Musiktechnologie Gives Away "T-C-M Quarantine Sound Banks Collection"

via Wally Cescato

"Due to these difficult times of staying at home, Wally Cescato gives away a collection of 640 patches for the 'Trans Computer Maschine' VST Instrument that gathered throughout a long time. They are intended for normal keyboard playing, without using the sequencer section and most of them use just two oscillators. That's because they date back to the time before the 'T-C-M', when the project was still just an emulation of the ARP Odyssey. The sounds are nameless and simply numbered in no specific order, and of course, it is expressly allowed to rename them and build other banks to share with others!

The full "640 patches" pack is freely available at the official site."

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Digital Synthesizer SN 300755

via this auction

EKO Bass Pedal K3

via this auction

Posting this for the pics of the inside below.

From the listing: "I bought these on eBay from a grumpy man in Shropshire in 2009 thinking I would give them the breath of life. I was particularly interested in the one and a half octave range as I was play a plain old 13 note C to C unit in the band I was in and wanted more notes.

Alas, they’ve sat in a corner of my workshop for a decade and three house moves and having given this a lot of thought I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that I’m not the one to get these old bass pedals up and running.

What you see in the photos is what you get. The sides/feet disintegrated at some point and were thrown away. As you can see, the base, included in the sale, is also in the process of disintegrating!

I’ve tested them and they power up and make some noises and I think all the pedals work, the photo with the lights shows those that fire up. The volume is a little scratchy but should clean up okay. I suspect the electrolytic capacitors will all need replacing along with some of the lights a thoroughly good clean and a new case! In short they need the love and attention I don’t have time to give them to get them back up and working as they should."

Teaserr/[R] [s3rquencer]

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Servando Barreiro

"starting my Organelle patch [s3rquencer] and improvising a track from the scratch."

DSI Prophet 6 & OTO Machines BAM

Published on Apr 30, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

Synth Snackables: Legowelt - Peak: three-oscillator harmonics // Novation

Published on Apr 30, 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, Legowelt highlights an essential synth tip for creating harmonic sounds, he starts by detuning each oscillator pitch with the coarse function to create a minor triad. By simply playing other keys polyphonically and opening the sound up with envelopes, he creates a deep dreamy soundscape.

'I haven’t even changed the waveforms and the Peak has an amazing amount of waveforms.' Legowelt shows how you can add richness and depth to the chord by changing the waveforms of the oscillators and adding LFO. He also demonstrates a more advanced tip that involves detuning two oscillators so that they play discretely – an effective way to simulate acoustic instruments and add harmonic character.

Watch all five tips:

Discover Peak:

Learn more about Legowelt:

#WeAreNovation #NovationPeak"

Revival Series Presets for Novation VSTATION

Update: these patches are no longer available. Leaving this post up for demo purposes only.

"A collection of 120 free presets for Novation VStation for music producers, composers, jammers & chillers. Sounds2Inspire takes off the dust and revisits the classic software synthesizer Novation VStation, and adds a sound bank of freshly squeezed main leads, acid leads, plucks, mono leads, poly leads, basslines and pads. Re-exploring all the synthesis options, effects and all bells and whistles. Do you still use VStation these days? Or looking for an excuse to reinstall it? Go grab Revival Series, it's free."

#Novation Summit - Best #Synthesizer 2020 | Sound Demo | PART 3

Published on Apr 30, 2020 SOULKEYS

"Here is the part 3 of the #novationsummit.

This #synth is so versatile and there are an incredible amount of wonderful presets, so I will post several parts more. Have fun and have a nice day."

SOULKEYS Novation Summit demos


via ThreeTom Modular

"I’m happy to let you know that partial DIY kits for my Steve’s MS-22 module are now available in my shop. Supplement this kit with a small order of pots and jacks from Thonk and you’re good to build your own copy of the most feature-rich 4HP dual VCF/drone box found in the Eurorack ecosystem.

Don’t wait too long to order your kit, as usual the number of available products is limited!"

Available here

Also check out the "Technomancer" illuminated blind panels!

Available here

Quantised Crystals by Benge

Published on Apr 30, 2020 zack dagoba

"Check out the new Benge album QUANTISED TONES, featuring ONLY the Yamaha DX7 (and TX816) FM synthesiser. Search 'benge bandcamp' for the new album"

COMBO FUZZ | DX7 Patch Tutorial

Published on Apr 30, 2020 madFame


"This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page!
All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

Manchu Mind Troops (home gig)

Published on Apr 29, 2020 EugLemke

"Basic sequence by Octatrack.

Live instruments: Bass clarinet, Yamaha WX-5 to Waldorf Blofeld,
Doepfer Dark Energy, Virus TI Snow, Korg Monotron delay.

Treated by: Red Panda Patricle, Eventide H9, Strymon Big Sky.

Performed by: EK and AZ of"

New Leploop Harpo_Loop, first try, prima uscita ufficiale

Published on Apr 30, 2020 tonylight
Update: video has been re-published.

"First demo video, new synth leploop's big brother, full analog impro groovebox.
il primo vagito di una creatura destinata a rimanere nella storia della improvvisazione analogica sperimentale"

Comparing Commercial and Free modules/collections in VCV Rack

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here is my latest release -

00:00 - Vult overview
04:12 - Vult patch example
11:55 - SV Drums
15:36 - Hora Drums
18:35 - Hora Premium
24:01 - Delay modules
29:49 - Quantizer modules
35:52 - Sequential Switches"

Ludus Pinsky Live lockdown diaries

Published on Apr 30, 2020 luduspinsky

Live for 'le cannibale' lockdown diaries

Elektor Formant modular on the right and a couple modules on the left. Looks like a DIY sequencer in between and a number of other DIY modules. Extensively modded KORG Poly-800 and Nova Mod Roland SH-101. Apparently an EDP Wasp filter clone is featured as well.

Update on the Poly-800 mod: "in the poly800 I added a steiner filter, phaser, chorus, lfo, vca and a double counter (4017) to play with the rhythm."

Synton 3000 Modular w/ 8 Modules

via this auction

"recently serviced / rebuilt lot of eight Synton 3000 modules housed in a Blacet frame and power. The modules have MXR style knobs to fit with my Fenix I due to not being able to source the originals.

3005 EGR (ADSR)
3006 MPL (1 CV in to 4 CV out with attenuators)
3017 VCF (2 pole state variable filter)
3218 INV / SLR (Dual inverter/offset and slew limiter)
3224 Hi/Low Pass VCF
3233 S&H / LFO
3235 ENV / CPR (Envelope follower, comparator, and trigger delay)

Everything works great and there’s not a scratchy knob to be found. The two CEMs have the AS variants, but if you really want the OG CEMs, they are socketed and could easily swap them out of you wish."

Roland VP9000 Sampler (V-Synth Elastic Audio)

via this auction

1970s ARP Synthesizer Analog Synth Demo 7" Record - PRO-SOLOIST

via this auction

Demo at the auction, mirrored here.

1970s ARP Synthesizer Analog Synth Demo 7" Flexidisc Record w/ THE WHO's Roger Powell

via this auction

Demo at the auction, mirrored here.

Roland D50 61 Key Linear Synthesizer with PG-1000 Linear Synthesizer Programmer

via this auction

Reon Driftbox SE Rev2.0 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction


via this auction

Haven't seen any pics of one before. You can actually find a few demos of one in the archives here.

Roland MC-09 Phrase Lab SN ZP70558

via this auction

"The MC-09 “PhraseLab” is a Roland synthesizer, described as a Roland TB-303 emulator—perfect for someone after the TB-303 sound on a budget.

- Single DSP monosynth for bass (TB-303 emulator), lead and polyphonic rhythm sounds
- Pattern sequencer for up to two measures with 16 beat per measure resolution
- Four track audio looper, samples patterns or input as “phrases”
- Loop control function, allowing sampling phrases with varying pitch or chopping and rearranging phrases
- Effects professor; high quality effects: filter, isolator, phaser, slicer.
- Smartmedia storage
- MIDI in and out connections (but no MIDI throug)

This belonged to my father who was an electronic music producer in the ‘90s and bought it new in 2002. It’s in great condition. Does not come with original power supply (takes 9v). In excellent condition, functions well, no issues"

Casio MT 540 & Space Quest III

Published on Apr 30, 2020 8-Bit Keys

Same engine as the Casio CT-460 and Hohner PSK-30.

DIY Modular (Eurorack)

Published on Apr 30, 2020 otemrellik

"Finally got around to making a quick video about my little diy modular system.


Erica Synths Pico Drum 2

sound demo Published on Apr 30, 2020 Erica Synths

"Pico Drum 2 is compact yet versatile percussion synthesizer in a 3 HP eurorack module. It features 8 drum synthesis algorithms created to deliver distinct sounds to your modular system.

First part of the video features same algorithms played with different settings and part two features jams with mixed algorithms.

00:02 - PULSE DRUM
00:50 - FOLD DRUM 1
05:20 - FOLD DRUM 2
06:23 - SLAP
07:08 - Jam 1
07:59 - Jam 2
08:55 - Jam 3
09:36 - Jam 4
10:19 - Jam 5
11:04 - Jam 6"

Molten Music Monthly - April 2020 - Superbooth Special

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Molten Music Technology

"It's been Superbooth 2020 Home Edition and there's too much stuff. Not all of it was new but we had unprecedented detail in awesome live streams about a load of modules and synth. Including my own live stream interviews with synth related people who fascinate me. There are lots to get through and this is just the stuff that I liked in particular - there are loads of things I didn't have space for.

Erica Synths goes nuclear, ST Modular releases 1000 DIY modules, Ritual Modular gets into 1U, 1010music gives us a mini sampler, Befaco does a mini VCMC, Expert Sleepers gives us double the trouble, Bastl loops MIDI, Liquid Foam is a very cool box, Tangible Waves lets us all build modules, Strokes 2 is a mad software groove machine, TiNRS has a Covid kick drum module, Future Sound Systems has a complex VCO, Noodlebox is a thing, Critter and Guitaris does video, There's a whole synth in KOSMO format, Elk Audio OS does something interesting, and there's a shed load of stereo filters. But first, Distrokid.

Intro - 0:14
Distokid - 2:25
Erica Synths Fusion II - 6:11
ST Modular - 9.51
Ritual Electronics - 11:51
1010music - 13:15
Befaco CV Thing - 15:18
Expert Sleepers Disting EX - 17:46
Bastl Instruments MIDI Looper - 20:07
Herbs and Stones Liquid Foam - 22:31
Tangible Waves DIY - 24:01
Strokes 2.0 - 25:58
TiNRS Circular Thing - 27:17
Future Sound Systems Recombination Engine - 29:04
64 Pixels Noodlebox - 30:23
Critter & Guitari - 31:42
ELK Audio OS Blackboard - 33:25
Look Mum No Computer Kosmo - 37:44
Stereo Filter Bonanza - 40:07
Finishing off and coming soon - 44:40"

ASM HYDRASYNTH - first demo-recording

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Bruno Ender Lee

Bitbox Micro vs Bitbox MK2: Review, tutorial and detailed comparison of 1010music's new samplers

Published on Apr 30, 2020 loopop

0:00 MK2 vs Micro
0:25 Stress test
1:50 Main differences
2:40 Inputs and outputs
6:20 Using the screen and knobs, overall workflow
7:20 Editing pads
9:00 Home and Tools screens
9:55 Playing onscreen keys and scales
10:30 Mixing pads & Effects
12:15 Sample options
16:35 Clip loops
18:20 Live looping
19:50 Slicer
20:55 Granular
22:00 Multisampling
26:25 Phased loops
28:30 Modulation
30:20 FXbox and Synthbox
30:55 Pros and cons
34:00 Phased outro

Touellskouarn's Superbooth20 Home Edition : Girts Ozolins from Erica Synths. Full Length

Published on Apr 30, 2020 TouellSkouarn

"Girts Ozolins// Erica Synth s// Riga (LV) // Sonveskañ"

TR-808 + volca fm + RE-201

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Masaki Takada

"I was fortunate to receive RE-201 from a friend ...! 😇😇😇This is the first jam.
Next time I will play with a mixer with more channels."

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