MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 7, 2020

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Sunday, June 07, 2020

ST Modular - Workbench (0HP USB Module)

Stefan Tretau

via ST Modular

SynthMania's Birthday present 2020 - Prophet-5 Rev.2


00:00 Intro
01:11 Factory patch demos
08:47 Sawtooth wave
10:38 Two oscillators together
13:06 PWM modulation
16:42 Comping sounds
17:26 Conclusion

Vintage Kawai R-7 Stereophonic Rhythm Machine

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

It appears to be the first one to be featured on the site. It looks more like home stereo equipment than synth gear.  Rhythms for lounge parties....

"Kawai R-7, a drumcomputer that due to its look was probably built in the 70s.

It´s obviously an extremely rare species as even long time consuming searches on the internet were unsuccessful.

The R-7 is in a beautiful shape as easily seen on the pics with only minor imperfections on the tolex and the veneer side panels. And the original "Stereo Selector" knob is missing.

After my tests I got the impression that everything works. You can choose between the different rhythms with the white switches or you could simultaneously press several switches for complex rhythms. Individual instruments or instrument groups can be activated or deactivated by the round black switches.

A nice effect is the changing colored backlight (kind of animation) while the rhythms are playing. I have never seen this feature on any other rhythm machine.

Another unusual if not unique feature is the possibility to adjust the left and right volume channel and to switch between mono and stereo - whatever it does."

Gotharman's Little Deformer Mk1 Black Edition Synth Sampler Effects Processor

via this auction

"Gotharman Little Deformer Mk1 Black Edition Synth Sampler Effects Processor. If you’re reading this, you know what it does. Sounds amazing. Updated with the latest firmware so has the same great stuff as the later Deformers. Only a handful of these were made and very rare in the US.

Mine has some lettering wear to the front panel but works great. Manual and many tutorials online."

Mode Machines x0xb0x Mark III SN 426025105001

via this auction

"Genuine Mode Machines X0XB0X produced in Germany by Mode Machines.

This version is their latest version and very rare to find."

Sequential Circuits Sixtrak SN 000439

via this auction

"Classic Sequential Circuits Six Trak analogue poly synth.

Each voice based on the highly acclaimed CEM3394 chip with true VCO and 24db filter.
(these chips have been reissued so can cheaply be replaced if it were ever needed)

This synth is in amazing condition with hardly a scratch on her.

This one has been refurbished and has had the following done:
- Flying power lead replaced with a standard IEC connector for convenience
- All rubber contact buttons cleaned to improve performance
- Pots cleaned with switch cleaning fluid
- Dim red leds replaced with more clear blue variant"

The machine that slowly engulfed the world

Published on Jun 7, 2020 Cray


Irijule Theoryboard and Ensoniq Fizmo - chord demos


"Mellow/moody, live jam made from a chord exercise I was doing with the Irjule Theoryboard and the Ensoniq Fizmo."

"Mellow/moody live jam made from a chord exercise I was doing with the Irjule Theoryboard and the Ensoniq Fizmo. Later I added more layers live while mixing the loops to a recorder using Dave Spier’s amazing G-Force Software M-Tron Pro, with his new free Isolation Choir add-on (Covid-19 inspired)."

Note this is the first post to feature the TheoryBoard. The following is an overview video for it:

Ebb ensemble


"First melodic runout for the 4ms Ensemble Oscillator which is providing an ebb and flow texture, following a grainy lead voice from Plaits. 4ms SWN provides the backdrop. Wotja 20 from drives via Shuttle Control"


Published on Jun 7, 2020 zack dagoba

1974 Paia Modular from THIRTEEN SYSTEMS by Benge
New album here:

Follow-up to this post.

Novation Peak & Eventide H9 (Ultratap)

Published on Jun 7, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

FREE Spire presets by LFO.STORE TEAM

Published on Jun 7, 2020 LFOstore

"Download link:

Here you can download free and paid unique soundbanks, patches, presets for analog and digital synths."

Selina International Music Summit Live Performance

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

I also created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -

Here are some patch notes:
- I have a field recording of birds in the woods in VCV Rack, going through some reverb and delay.
- I'm sequencing the O Coast and the Basimilus with the Keystep Pro, and I also play the Felt Instruments Piano and Cello with it in VCV Rack.
- I use Magneto in Sample mode, recording my Kalimba, Flute, and Voice onto it, and it's going through Flame in VCV Rack.
- I'm recording the Cello and Piano onto the Morphagene, which also goes through Flame in VCV.
- I have one Freak set with Braids in PRTC mode, and this is going through Microcell in Granular mode.
- I'm also using my voice with the Microcell.
- The mic is going through the 2HP Freez first, which is not always active.
- I'm using the built-in mic of Arbhar to record different sounds into it.
- I have different recordings on Nebulae like guitar, metallophone, my son's toy piano, and it's going through the ReduXer from VoicAS, which I also use for level control, and it's going also through the Disting with a reverb algo.
- The Basimilus is going through LedRover from VoicAS for extra crunch and level control, and from there it's going once directly to the mixer, and once through another Freak in HP mode and from there to the Mimeophon.
- The O Coast is going through the Chronoblob2 in VCV Rack.
- I also have some modulation going on in VCV.
- There's also a vocal sample in VCV that I prepared and sampled.

I'm using DistroKid to distribute my music to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and more. By signing up through this link you will get 7% off and will support this channel :) -"

Roland XV-5080 PWM Strings Vintage Synth JD-XA Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 7, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandxv5080 #rolandvintagesynth #rolandjdxa
Roland XV-5080 "PWM Strings"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland XV-5080 with SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synth
"PWM Strings" is a favorite Patch of mine, so sweet!

This demo I tweak the XV-5080 with the JD-XA as MIDI
editor & controller. Very cool & useful today, these units
still fetch over $550 without any expansions & is featured
onboard in the new Roland Jupiter-X & Jupiter-Xm.
But both new boards do not include the SR-JV80-04
Vintage Synth expansion board! :)

Dstec Original Syn SN 0S1-10050

via this auction

"Here's a chance to purchase a really rare and really great sounding, digitally controlled, analogue synth. Not many of these were made and I've only seen another two of these come up for sale in the last decade (i'm ready to be proved wrong on theis though)."

Here you go: 7 prior this one have been featured on the site. Still rare! :)

MFB Tanzbar Lite Jam

Published on May 15, 2017
May 15th 2017

"This is a live jam with the MFB Tanzbär Lite. Recorded through the Behringer ADA 8200 and the Audient id22 into Studio One 3 Pro. The audio is normalized. No effects added."

via this auction

Novation Supernova Rack Synth SN 008186

via this auction

The Spice Must Flow

via this auction

Somer eurorack spice. Black and Gold panels for the following:

- Malekko Varigate 8+
- Malekko Voltage Block
- Intellijel Quad VCA
- Intellijel Dixie 2+
- Intellijel 1U Noise Tools
- Nonlinear Circuits Triple Sloth
- ALM Pamela’s New Workout (tiny scratch above “Run” in pic)
- Mutable Instruments Yarns


The Spice Must Flow from Dune.

Moog VX-351 & CP-251

via this auction

"The VX-351 is a control voltage and gate output expansion box that provides 19 Control Voltage and 2 Gate outputs generated by the Minimoog Voyager. Also included are two 4-way mults for distributing a voltage to multiple destinations, and two attenuators.

The VX-351 connects to the Voyagers accessory port with the included detachable cable. It houses twenty-one one-quarter inch jacks that are connected to the Voyagers CV and Gate outputs in a CP-251 sized enclosure with an optional rack mount kit. It also includes two 4-way mults and two attenuators. Adding this to your Voyager adds the capabilities of a modular synthesizer.

The Moog Moogerfooger CP-251 Control Processor takes command of an entire armada of Moog synths and effects in one easy-to-use compact unit. Compatible with the whole Moogerfooger line, the Minimoog Voyager, and any voltage-controlled gear, this processor sports a dual waveform LFO, noise generator, and sample-and-hold circuit for an entire realm of sound crafting power."

2001 Gold Metasonix TM-1 Vacuum-Tube Waveshaper/Ringmod SN TM1-15

via this auction

"If you are the type who likes things that are different , the Metasonix TM-1 may be just what you have been searching for. With its all vacuum tube circuit, there is no mistaking the sound of the TM-1 with any other device.

Metasonix took the basic circuit of their award-winning TS-21 Hellfire Modulator, and added the world's first vacuum tube audio ring modulator. The result is a new sound-effects device in a small, economical package. The sound is totally unique, powerful and distinctive. Use it as a stand-alone effects box, or mount it in a modular synth with the optional TM-D or TM-M kit.

The pentode preamp gives gain and distortion; the pulser injects small pulses on top of the signal; and the beam tube gives both wavefolding and ring modulation (carrier provided by an internal wide-range oscillator, or inject your own carrier signal). The TM-1 can also be used as a self-contained pseudorandom signal generator, by patching its output back to its input. You've read about "strange attractors" and other chaotic sound generation techniques? The TM-1 is the first all-tube chaotic sound generator. The results must be heard to be believed!

Frequency response: less than 10 Hz to greater than 40 kHz
Distortion: from less than 0.1% to 100%, depending on control settings and input waveform
Hum and noise: less than 0.5 mV
Power input: 10 - 12 volts AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.8 amp at idle
Inputs: phone jacks for audio input; optional inputs for beam-tube CV, VCA CV, and ring-modulator external carrier (requires at least 20v p-p signal for full effect) Output: audio (mono)
Dimensions: 7 1/2" (192mm) x 4 3/8" (112mm) x 3" (77mm)
Weight : 5 pounds (2.2 kg)

This device has been refurbished recently by a professional and works perfectly."

Future Retro Orb Green

via this auction

BugBrand DRM2

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator 3 EIII 1987

via this auction

"This is the 4mb version which gives you 47 seconds sampling time (23.5 stereo). EIII is in fully functional condition but cosmetically has seen some better days and priced accordingly. That being said it's still pretty clean in my opinion.

All 16 voices work well and all the analog output jacks have recently been replaced as these tend to break down over time. A few other notable upgrades.
scsi2sd internal scsi hard drive with a 4gb sd card. This means it's super quiet and extremely fast load and save times.
bright blue OLED display
fan upgrades make this one of the quietest EIII's around
key contacts and all switches have been cleaned and function great
SCSI works great and I've been using alchemy on os9 to do graphical sample editing. There's a chip in the case on the lower right as can be seen in the photos, but that's purely cosmetic.

I'm including an ebtech hum elimator. These are known to have noisy power supplies and I found that this pretty much eliminates the noise."

Microfreak + Volca Drum Outdoor Jam

Published on Jun 7, 2020 Perplex On

"Jamming in the wild with #volcadrum and #microfreak. All recorded right into the iPad running #AUM. Microfreak‘s pads are slightly spiced up with #BlackholeReverb and an upcoming app from Bleass called Shimmer. Drums are going through #Korvpressor, FAC Transient and AudioDamage’s Grind while live twiddling its internal delay."

東風tong poo(cover) YMO

Published on Jun 7, 2020 Tosh Ara

ソロ、難しいです(^ ^;)

Some Techno with modules from Erica Synths

Published on Jun 7, 2020 Dziam Bass


Ok, after two weeks break from the modular first patch I made in this video.

I had the entire case with Erica Synths modules in my hand including the 2x84 Hp case and I used several of them like Pico Drums for drums with Pico Noise and Pico Trigg Pico RND,Pico vca, as well as VCO graphic VCO with my favorite LFO Black Octasource, Pico SEq and Fusion modulator Black Dual VCF for oscillators and Fusion MIxer to add some tubes sounds.

sometimes in brekadown big WET signals via Black Hole DSP for the sequence from Graphic VCO which creates this similar sound pad, it blurs the background so I decided to use it as a texture in breakdown.

So have fun and Big thanks for watching ;-)"

Time Chasers // Jupiter-X, Juno-106, JX-8P, MC-707, TR-808, Sequenced by Squarp Pyramid

Published on Jun 6, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"Gotta wait for those big bad synth blasts from the JUPITER-XXX"

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

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