MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Michael's Anthem (Kebu cover): Korg Radias, Arp Odyssey, Yamaha DX7, Moog Sub 37 & Nord Stage 2EX

Marcus Padrini

"In 2017, I recorded a video with a version of this great Kebu song. At the time, I did everything using only Korg Radias and a few other synths, without sequencing, playing just about everything live.

Recently, I had to move the synths to another space, think about a new dimension, position of each instrument, make all the audio, MIDI and electrical cables. After everything was ready, it was time to test the synth sequencing. The idea was to use that same structure as the version of Michael's Anthem (simply because I like it a lot), but now with new elements, sequenced synths to fill this humble version even more :)

This time, the lead was played with the DSI Tetra, great analog synth by Dave Smith. And the noise sweep filter effect was programmed on the Behringer MS-1. Sequencing on account, as always, of the Roland MC-808.

I'm still getting used to the position of the synths, suffering a little in the execution, with the lighting, etc. But soon, everything will be ready to start creating and recording again!'

Original version by Kebu posted back in 2012 here, followed by a live at PIUG performance here in 2016.

Moog Subsequent 25/Arabic: "Iram of the Pillars" (إرَم ذَات ٱلْعِمَاد)

Kris Lennox

"Different flavour of composition this time, with a piece after the famed lost city (currently I'm working on a lot of MENA music, hence something different). Great tone from the Moog (as always). Very interesting to hear synths used in this context (synth companies: take note. You're missing a trick...).

The MENA sector is growing at quite a rapid rate - not only in the world of music, but also in the world of business/finance.

This piece is a fusion of 'East meets West'. In terms of 'East', the non-standard scales should be obvious (still 12-TET here, of course. But that is part of the fusion). Less obvious will be the rhythm: the work is in 7/4, and the drumming sequences are three patterns:

1) Iqa' Nawakht
2) Iqa' Dawr Hindi
3) Iqa' Muhajjar.

With Iqa' Muhajjar, I'm treating it as a double-time 14/4 (i.e treating it as 7).

In terms of the above/if anyone is looking to study Arabic music: perhaps the best book/resource is 'Inside Arabic Music' by Johnny Farraj and Sami Abu Shumays. Released late last year, the book is a veritable tome of information. And very approachable. Good introduction - and far more.

There's potential for Arabic-styled synth music...

PS I'm reading from the score (score is sitting to the R), and playing along with the metronome for sync with parts in the DAW (added post).

PPS playing the bassline is no mean feat! Hugely offbeat/syncopated, only compounded by the time signature.

Enjoy/all best

Yamaha RM1-X Synthesizer/Sequencer SN PH01812

via this auction

MidiBox Sid V2 4x sid chips

via this auction

"Unique fully working custom Sid v2
Separate outputs
Midi In and Out

4 original chips from the Commodore 64

Only one of this was made."


via this auction

"Korg kms 30 midi sync for Roland tr 808 - 909 Tb 303
no power supply no box .
everything works"

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-trak Analog Synthesizer SN 0030027

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Just serviced (6/28/20) with new battery, re-caps, cleaned pots, reloaded factory sounds.

Fully functional! Very good cosmetic shape with minor marks/scratches."

Yamaha SK-30 Symphonic Ensemble Synth SN 2278

via this auction

"The SK-30 has a poly synth, mono synth and organ section. All unique on their own, but an onboard mixer allows numerous combinations and tweaks simultaneously.

The keyboard is great overall condition for its age. I've owned it for about 15 years, only been used in the studio except on a few rare occasions."

Roland Juno-60 SN 288277

via this auction, also on Reverb

"According to Roland serial # decoder UK, this was made March 1983. Just serviced this month by a well known bay area pro tech. New battery, clean internals, re-calibrated, cleaned switches and replaced few switches, reloaded original factory sounds. Works and sounds great"

Roland System 100 Model 101 Keyboard SN 460458 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg Trident MKII 1982 Serviced

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This Korg Trident MKII has been completely refurbished by a technician with the original battery repaired, and all main board electrolytic capacitors replaced. All knobs, buttons, and keys are working perfectly and all voices are tuned and calibrated.

This is one of the classic 2-oscillator golden age analog synthesizers that there is no comparison to, except other classics of the era. 16 total VCO's into SSM filters with lush BBD string ensemble and extra brass section, along with a beautiful flanger that can be applied to any section. The keyboard simply sounds majestic!"



"Using ROSSUM PANHARMONIUM as an FX unit with GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL 2001 creating stunning FX between strange reverb, harmonizer and dobro. Entering the modular by DOEPFER A-119 External In modified."

Memories Of Green & Yellow


"A slightly different demo using the multi-mode filters, stereo phaser and BBD delays."

See the OMNiSYN label below for more.

DSI Pro 2 & Source Audio Collider


Novation Peak & Eventide H9 (Crystals)


ST Modular - Stereo 3-Band EQ

Stefan Tretau

Fantasy Soundtracks Ep:4 'Invaders'


"4th in a series of simple live jams inspired by some of my favourite vintage sci-fi and horror from the cinema and TV. I thought it'd be a fun idea to see what I can do with a simple setup, perhaps ony 2 analog synth voices, and modest digital effects. These will be inspired by the lo-fi, low-budget synthesizer soundtracks of the 70's and early 80's - often very simple, spartan compositions, which is what made them special I think.

In this video I'm just experimenting with the Sample & Hold module whilst I learn how to use it. See the subtiltles for an explanation of what you can hear. The modules used were 3 AJH Synth VCO's, 2 VCA's, the Sonic XV and Gemini filters, the Entropic Doom noise module, Fixed Filter Bank FFB 914, Contour Generators, Dual LFO, Ring SM, Precision Voltages, and the Sample & Hold. A little reverb is added courtesy of Audio Damage's EOS2.

I have fond memories of the film 'Invaders from Mars' after seeing it multiple times as a child, and finding it pleasingly creepy (despite some of it seeming a bit silly), I loved the idea of aliens living under the sand pit at the end of my garden. So, I re-watched it recently, and decided to dedicate a spot to it among my 'fantasy soundtracks' series.

My music is available here:
To support this channel:"

Threetom Modular Ambient study - Steve's MS-22, Chord v2, Magneto, ER-101

Threetom Modular

"THREETOM Steve's MS-22 is available from:
Patch notes can be found here:"

Aretha Franklin - Get It Right (Minimoog Bass Cover)


"I don't even know if there's any synth bass in the original or if it is bass guitar only, but the song just called for a Minimoogification. Gear used: pretty much what you see in the video ... Minimoog for the bass, Nord Electro for the piano and e-piano, some guitar tracks on top of that. Drums, editing, mixing done in Ableton Live."

Dove Audio NJM2069 VCF/VCA


"Demonstration of the Dove audio NJM2069 VCF/VCA module

This module harnesses the incredible sound of the Korg NJM2069 VCF/VCA chip, used in synths like the Poly800, DW8000 and DSS1.
It sounds really full and has a huge low end ready to rumble any rig

You have controls for cutoff, resonance, 12/24dB output mode, Filter cutoff CV depth, Resonance CV depth, VCA CV depth and VCA gain."

"This module harnesses the incredible sound of the Korg NJM2069 VCF/VCA chip, used in synths like the Poly800, DW8000 and DSS1.
It sounds really full and has a huge low end ready to rumble any rig

You have controls for cutoff, resonance, 12/24dB output mode, Filter cutoff CV depth, Resonance CV depth, VCA CV depth and VCA gain.

MU format NJM2069 VCF/VCA (1U) Only, limited run.
Requires +15V and -15V power supplies (will also work with +12V and -12V)

(Built to order, Usually ships in 7 days)"

Modular Quartet in E minor for Arbhar, Morphagene, Magneto, and Nebulae

Omri Cohen

"Recorded my son's Metallophon into Arbhar, Morphagene, Magneto, and Nebulae.

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 -

The WAV file of this recording is available on my Patreon page -"

KORG PSS60 SN 001580

via this auction

"80's Programmable accompaniment machine with 3 parts (chord, bass, drum)

Comes with 2 additional pattern card (SSC-01=LATIN1, SSC-02=ROCK & JAZZ)

SSC-01 is unopen

Pattern chart & Power supply unit (for 100v) are included"

Korg SQ10 Sequencer SN 153442

via this auction

- All electrolyte and tantalum capacitors are replaced (a must on Korg instruments from this era).
- All jacks, pots, switches were cleaned.
- Calibrated.
- In-/outside cleaned.

Pic of the inside below.

Yamaha CS-60 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 1864

via this auction

Yamaha DX7 II D

via this auction

Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

NUCLEUS session FM

Johan Bilén

20.06.28. practice (Synth: JD-Xi)

J Gran - 제이그랜

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

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