MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Roland System-8 FM Dimensions Part 2 DX7 ACB AIRA Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on May 27, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Check out Rik’s sample packs: Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

#rolandsystem8 #rolandplugout #fmsynthesizer
Roland System-8 "FM Dimensions Part 2"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland System-8 is super awesome!
"LD 5D Floater" patch from the "Inspired FM" patch bank
tweaked beyond oblivion! It's a DX7 in my System-8!
After the 5 minute mark it gets EXTREME!
I have 5 synthesizers in ONE SYNTHESIZER:
System-8 (Modern JP-8000), Jupiter-8, Juno-106, JX-3P
and now the power of the DX7! Now I know it is not exact
but OMG I have serious FM POWER in the System-8!

Meteorite friends featured:
Left: Clarendon (C) Stone Chondrite RARE from Texas, USA
Middle: Mounionalusta Iron Meteorite from Sweden
Right: Admire Pallasite Meteorite slice from Kansas, USA

Noystoise Synare/Syndrum Clone

Published on May 27, 2020 Kory Westerhold

"Just a poor, brief walk through of just a handful of the percussive noises the Noystoise clone of the Synare can make. Apologies for the poorly scripted, off the cuff demo."

Kawai K3 Hybrid Digital Analog Synth w/ SSM Filters

via this auction

"Its a digital waveform / wavetable synth that then goes thru analog filters and envelopes for that its using the famous sm chips extra lush not curtis.

Sometimes it sounds like roland warm pads next minute like a ppg but always very classy and rich warm"

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"This One has has the factory power fix (replacing the LM2940 regulator by a L4940V5) and plays fine for hours."

Roland JD-800

via this auction

Roland System 100m

via this auction

112 Dual VCO
121 Dual VCF
130 Dual VCA
140 Dual Envelope Generator with LF)
150 Ring Mod / Noise Generator / Sample and Hold / LFO
181 Keyboard

112 021606
121 381206
130 101932
140 072292
150 091985

Minimoog Model D (Old Osc Board) SN 8136

via this auction

"All keys/knobs work well and it sounds as amazing as it looks with the older Oscillators Serial #8136 this one was made in Upstate NY. I'll throw in the very handy S-Trig cable which converts standard gate signals. If you need the kenton pro solo2 for proper CV conversion check out my other auctions for that one."

Switched Multiple - Easy DIY Eurorack Module

Published on May 27, 2020 Extralife

"This week I built a really simple diy eurorack project, the switched multiple. Simply, a signal can be routed to one of two destinations or neither via a toggle switch. It can also be used in reverse to send one of two inputs to a single output. It's a very simple project to build, requiring only a switch and a few jacks and some wire, with no circuit board needed.

I got the idea from watching Mylar Melodies' video, THE MODULAR MAGIC OF SWITCHED MULTIPLES: [posted here]

This is a 100% passive design, and active/buffered multiples may perform better with CV signals sent to multiple destinations."

Flame Mäander Synthesizer // Rain Drop Drones #TTNM

Published on May 27, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES


"Recorded the sounds of rain drops falling on our tent and added a slow drone synth jam with the Flame Mäander, running on a 9V power bank. In Cubasis 2 on the iPad Pro, I added Audio Damage EOS2 reverb, a little bit of Grind distortion and QuatroMod phasing to the mix. Video edited in LumaFusion."


Dub Techno Track made with vintage Quasimidi Quasar from 1994!

Published on May 27, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


"Dub Techno Track made with vintage Quasimidi Quasar from 1994!"

I started making Electronic Music in the 1990's.
Over the past few years, i've been collecting some vintage gear from Quasimidi to try and recapture some of the feeling of making music all those years ago.
I recently acquired a rare, vintage Quasimidi Quasar rack mount rompler from 1994 with **BOTH** expansion cards installed - WHAT A FIND!!
This track was made ENTIRELY from sounds that I recorded directly into Ableton Live from the Quasar.
Not a bad track for 26 year old sounds!!
I hope you enjoy!

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

【エレクトーン演奏】Kombi - "Taniec w słońcu" / "Dancing in the sun" / 「陽だまりの中で踊って」 on Yamaha Electone D85

Published on May 27, 2020 adamstan84

"Taniec w słońcu" / "Dancing in the sun" / 「陽だまりの中で踊って」
muzyka (作曲): Sławomir Łosowski

Oberheim Matrix-6 SN 702692 w/ Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

crOwBX 2.4 Voice Card. First Test

Published on May 27, 2020 TjimmyChonga

"Here's a first test of a crOwBX 2.4 voice card using a custom digital controller board.
The crOwBX is a clone of the legendary Oberheim OB-X, and one day I hope to finish a digitally controlled OB-X clone, using the crOwBX voice cards, but adding additional features, like multi timbral, modulations, etc.
This is not something I anticipate being done soon, given that I got these voice cards two years ago, but one day... In the meantime I keep changing the scope of the project so I'm not in a hurry."

Metroid Music - Kraid's Lair (Synth Cover)

Published on May 27, 2020 GLASYS

"My live arrangement of the Kraid's Lair theme from the original NES Metroid game, performed on the Prophet XL, Moog Matriarch and Therevox ET-4.

My Prophet X patch has multiple layers - a slow morphing synth, a piano, a choir, and some big drums that I bring in and out using an expression pedal.
That fast squiggly synth is also layered with the Prophet and was programmed with Steinberg Retrologue.
The Therevox is running through the Chase Bliss Audio MOOD and Thermae pedals.
The Moog uses it's own great stereo delay, as well as some Valhalla Shimmer.

New video every Wednesday! For the next few weeks, I'll be focusing on #Metroid music!"

Richard Horsman's Lockdown Lab - The MidiThing emerges...

Published on May 27, 2020 Richard Horsman

"I've been coding/tinkering with/swearing at something, Something to initially generate beats and send them via MIDI to my modular and to sync the whole shebang with Ableton Live. This is the first step towards something more innovative - decoding images and playing 'listenable-to' modular tunage based on the data found in them. Rough camera work and iPhone audio seem to be my hallmark! I'm pleased with the sexy reset routine that shortest-path-eases all the dials back to their starting points. It features towards the end of the video for about 0.5 seconds - well worth the day of brow furrowing and hair pulling! For bonus points see if you can spot when the phrase 'ticking' switches from 'Rolex' to 'Timex' mode :)"

GRP A-2 // ROME DRONES // A2 // 3

Published on May 27, 2020 LESINDES

"My GRP A-2 is broken. The envelopes won't trigger any more. That's a pity but not a catastophe -- Ther is so much synth left -- it is a highly capable synth with a lush sound -- warm and singing but still precise. Sohow about some drones? ROME DRONES to be specific. The result of this emergency performance is published here.
This is PART 1.

PART 1: Pure GRP A-2 singing tibetian monk like overtones etc.
PART 2: GRP A-2 with some analog echo enhancement -- TC ELECTRONIC ECHOBRAIN stomp box.
PART 3: Technoid Ryhthms."

Roland EM-101 SoundPlus analog sound module demo (1985)

Published on Mar 21, 2018 Dr Ralf Madness

"A Berlin-school track only made with this rare sound produces Juno-6/60/106 like pure analog sounds.The filter and DCO/VCA come from the Juno-6.Sequenced by MFB Step-64 and played with Roland A-30 keyboard."

You can find additional posts featuring the Roland EM-101 here.

Make Noise 0-CTRL With a 1973 Moog Modular

Published on May 27, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The Make Noise 0-CTRL is a sequencer and touch keyboard in the same form factor as the 0-Coast. Like the 0-Coast the 0-CTRL has roots in both east and west coast synthesizers as it has features of both the Moog 960 sequencer and the Serge TKB, and also some fun new additions. We had a 1973 Moog Model 12 system with a highpass filter and filter coupler so we decided to use that with the 0-CTRL.

The 0-CTRL is an 8 step sequencer with 3 rows of CV outputs, one row is normalized to a CV output so that you could control the pitch or another parameter of you synthesizer. The second row is normalized to a dynamic gate generator which can output gates of varying voltage levels for more dynamic sequences, there is also a built in envelope generator which we are using here instead of the envelopes in the Moog system. The third row is normalized to the time control of the sequencer clock so that you can create sequences where each step varies in time. The 0-CTRL is not just a sequencer but also a touch keyboard with pressure CV out similar to Pressure Points."

0-CTRL Sequencing Mimeophon in Tape & Microsound Music Machine

Published on May 27, 2020 MAKEN0ISE

"Let's try using the Mimeophon as a sound source and run it through the QPAS, sequencing the lot with the 0-CTRL!!"

Classic House Jam on the Novation Circuit

Published on May 27, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

"A deep tech house jam on the Novation Circuit. Made with my free drums pack, DreddSteppa, and other misc patches."

DX5 playing The Twins "Face to Face" cover

Published on May 27, 2020 DX5

"A cover song I played on some of the last streamings, newly recorded.
Gear used:
Roland JX-8P (double octave square lead sound).
Roland JP8000 (Pad)
Emu Emax II (containing DX7 samples. Midi out to the JP8000).

Backtrack entirely recorded by me on Pro Tools, including the Roland Promars MRS-2 for the bassline.
Composed by Ronny Schreinzer/ Sven Dohrow
Cover performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara"

"TALKS" (SYNTHR3, Zarembourg, Vpiano ...)

Published on May 27, 2020 KurtzMindfields

"This is my first composition with the SynthR3, playing as a analog modular sequencer, arpeggiator and monobass synthesizer.
This composition as been made during the lockdown and for the Synthfest France."

See the SYNTHR and SynthFest France labels below for more on each.

SoundsDivine 'Unplugged Vol. 2' - Omnisphere 2.5 Soundset

Published on May 27, 2020 SoundsDivine111

"This is a demo of the presets from the 'Unplugged Vol.2' soundset for Omnisphere 2.5.
For more information, please follow the link below:"

The Analogue Renaissance REV -1 - SSM Based Chip

Published on May 27, 2020 Syntaur

"Syntaur's Sam Mims install the prototype of Analogue Renaissance's REV -1 into a Prophet 5. This amazing board replaces the CEM filter chips in a Rev 3 Prophet, and dials it back to the sound of the highly coveted Rev 2! Additionally, it adds two switches which allow the selection of either 4-pole or 2-pole filtering, and which add Q-Compensation, to make up for bass frequencies that are normally lost with high-resonance sounds. The sonic result is beastly!"

Curious if the new Sound Semiconductor SSI2140 can be swapped in as well. Note the Analogue Renaissance's REV -1 is a different chip.

Poly Midi 1 Micro Sequencer

Published on May 27, 2020 deepeightyeight

Anyone recognize this one? I asked deepeightyeight and all I got was a ♥️. It looks old and familiar but my brain is not working at the moment. :)

Update: Found the following video of a white one. Apparently it's from 1984. Is the brand Micro Performance or R-Madness? Note the video is from a Dr Ralf Madness. Is this his design? Did he create a custom front panel with R-Madness on it?...
Update2: See the Micro Performance label and more will be revealed, at least on the black one. :)
Update3: and some info here:

Digital sequencer Micro performance Poly MIDI-1 replacing battery

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Dr Ralf Madness

"This is how to replace battery on this rare french vintage sequencer from 1984. it's a digital 5 tracks and 2 songs sequencer.

Music 'Journey in a sad man's mind part II' by Dr Ralf Madness.I own the rights of this track."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Collectible and low serial #Korg arp 2600 FS serial #25 out of 500🤩
Brand new, perfect condition. Only opened to test the unit and o does she function properly!! 🥰
Comes with patch cables, flight case and case cover, un-opened manual and warranty."

Update via the comments: "Serial number 775 was reported received yesterday. The run is larger than 500..."

It's worth noting when the Korg ARP 2600 Mini was teased, word on the street was the FS was limited to 400 units.  Not sure if KORG ever revealed the actual number.  If anyone knows, feel free to comment.

CEI Student Super Rare Vintage 60s Organ Bauer Porto C.E.I.

Published on May 27, 2020 StudioSoba

First one to be featured on the site. More of a preset organ than synth, but interesting nonetheless. Presets include Horn, Cornet, and Strings. Vibrato On/Off switch and separate Vibrato Full switch.

via this auction

"Super rare 1960s made in Italy portable organ electronic 3 octave keyboard with original semi-case.

It has 3 presets (Horn, Cornet and Strings) and Vibrato plus Vibrato Full.

CEI (C.E.I.) built many organs like Prestige, Carnaval and Parade and also this rare 3 octave portable named Student. This company worked close and partnered with Bauer, Noble, Porto (that made Fender Starmaster), Vivant, Farfisa, Vox. So parts and sound for it are most likely compatible with many of those company instruments.

It's in good cosmetic and working condition considering its age. All switches, knob, buttons and keys working fine. Speaker is really load and strong. Stand is missing. Few scratches on sides you can see details on photos."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

"The Prophet VS uses Vector Synthesis as its revolutionary new means of sound creation. It uses a total of four oscillators per voice with 127 waveforms (32 user) and dynamic waveform crossfading via the joystick. This was Sequential's first digital synth, and it was also their final synth unfortunately."

YAMAHA AN1x Virtual Analog Modelling Synthesize

How to Replace the Yamaha AN1x Internal Battery Marshal Arnold

via this auction

"It shows the "battery low" warning on boot-up (which is common) it doesn't affact opperation. All keys and knobs work perfectly (including the volume knob which is missing but easily replaced)."

Waldorf Rack Attack

via this auction

Roland Super JX-10 w/ Vecoven

via this auction

"Roland Super JX-10 12 Voice analog powerhouse in excellent condition. Vecoven 16 Banks Flash ROM and OS installed. New Switches installed throughout. The Vecoven OS makes a huge difference with this synth and brings updated MIDI spec and CC of all parameters! The new switches are amazingly responsive.

Jasper, Matriarch et un soupçon de BigSky...

Published on May 27, 2020 Laurent Baloran

"Jasper midifié (bidouille maison) et boutons en place, la guêpe est habillée.
L'étendue du clavier du Jasper et donc étant limité (3 octaves), j'ai mis en place un renversement automatique bien pratique pour avoir en midi une plus grande étendue sans interruption, ainsi que la (dé)sactivation automatique du midi pour jouer avec le petit clavier intégré.
J'aime vraiment bien le son de la guêpe, ainsi que son ergonomie sommaire mais suffisante."


"Midified jasper (homemade hack) and buttons in place, the wasp is dressed.
The extent of the keyboard of the Jasper and therefore being limited (3 octaves), I set up an automatic reversal very practical to have at noon a greater extent without interruption, as well as the automatic (de) deactivation of the midi to play with the small integrated keyboard.
I really like the sound of the wasp, as well as its basic but sufficient ergonomics. "

Multivox Pulser Mx-75 test

Published on May 27, 2020 StudioSoba

Multivox Pulser Mx-75 posts

RYK M185 AB Serial Split Mode

Published on May 27, 2020 carbontony

"A short video demonstrating the RYK M185 AB Serial Split Mode

CH1 CV connected to Mutable Plaits
CH1 Gate connected to Mutable Plaits Trig Input
Drum track from Boss DR110
FX Sony SPDV77 x 2"

RYK M185 AB Parallel Split with 2 channel CV/GATE

Published on May 27, 2020 carbontony

"A short video demonstrating the RYK M185 AB Parallel Split Mode
Which utilises 2 channels of CV & GATE

CH2 CV connected to Mutable Plaits
CH2 Gate connected to Mutable Plaits Trig Input

CH1 CV connected to Roland System 100m 3 x 110 Modules
CH1 Gate connected to Roland System 100m 140 Module

Drum track from Boss DR110

FX Sony DPSV77 x 2, Sony DPS R7 x 1"

RYK M185 posts

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