MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Modular Fourth by George Benton

George Benton

"A one take ambient experiment with a tune for the fourth celebration at about 4:00. Lots of bass!"

Free XBASE 888 Sample Pack by Deep Sonic

Supporting member, Deep Sonic has released another free sample pack. This one is the Jomox XBASE 888.

You can find it here.

"Free drum kit from the incredible hybrid analog and digital drum machine the XBASE 888. The kit includes the analog bass drum snare drum, lo tom, hi tom along with various 8-bit samples of percussive instruments sampled directly from the XBASE."

RUSH #digitone #digitakt #analogheat


"A semi-improvised electro beat with an array of elektron machines."

Waldorf Iridium First Patches

Dimitrios Sismanis

"Explore some different synthesis approaches in these first few patches with the Iridium as I get to know it. Emphasis is placed on the more abstract and lofi sounds with few exceptions."

Roland V-Synth Virtual Beauty Sampler Digital Synthesizer Variphrase

Rik Marston Official

#rolandvsynth #rolandvariphrase #supersaw
Roland V-Synth "Virtual Beauty"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Roland V-Synth in action playing a nice virtual analog pad,
but I need to say something. Please read my captions above.
Very important you understand my position on the SYNTH WARS.

Meteorite friends featured:
Castor & Pollux! Both from Morocco & around 200 grams each!

All Music & Video (C)2020 Rik Marston / Marston Manor Productions
Recorded into the BOSS BR-600 with no extra FX!

DX5 Playing Live on Saturday: My favorite covers


"Gear I am playing with tonight (upper to lower):
Left: Roland Promars MRS-2, Roland JP8000, Kurzweil PC1 X.
Right: Roland JX-8P, Emu Emax, Emu Emax II.
Backtracks previously recorded by me (DX5 Jose Maria Bara) track by track, in Pro Tools."

Novation Peak demo

Panu Savolainen

"Multitracked demo of Novation Peak"

Textural Ambience Sound Pack

Omri Cohen

"So this sound pack is all about ambient textures and effects. It's available for my Magic Mushroom and Modular Fungi patrons here -
There's also a 'light' version you can download and try for free here -

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 -"

【エレクトーン演奏】Beverly Hills Cop - Axel F on Yamaha Electone D85 / D800

"This time I tried to play famous theme from 'Beverly Hills Cop' on my Yamaha Electone D85.
#Electone #80s"

Sequential Circuits 1984 synth brochure 600, Drumtraks drum machine, Six-Trak

via this auction

Make – Sequential Circuits SCI

Models – Six-Trak synth, Drumtraks drum machine, model 64 sequencer

Language – English

Number of pages – 4 pages

Update via the comments: "If you just want to read this instead of owning it, it's scanned and available at [link]"

Roland MSQ-100 Digital Keyboard Recorder Old School Sequencer MIDI + SYNC

via this auction

"The MSQ-100 is an old school hardware sequencer with MIDI and DIN SYNC. Very simple operation lets you focus on creating riffs and songs rather than all the distracting bells and whistles with computer based stuff. Pairs nicely with Roland synths of this era including the Juno 106"

"Diseased" Roland JP-8000 Classic Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Hadn't heard of this one before.

"It has the JP-8000 desease. Apparently, this is a very common problem. When you first switch it on, the output is quiet and distorted. However, after about 5-7 minutes (a little warm-up time), it roars into life and stays like this until the next switch-off and cool down. Apparently, this is due to a specific capacitor which costs about 80p and a bit of solder, but this is much beyond my capabilities. This problem started not long after I had it and has never gotten any worse or let me down."

Rhodes Chroma (with spare voice cards & mods)

via this auction

"It's 21030058, in UK. It was fully serviced by Ben at CyberWave a few years ago (), who is the guy to service them in UK. He also sorted out two extra voicecards I have, so you'll have two spare as back up. He did a great job, background hum is non-existent, you plug it in and think you haven't until you hit a note.

Also, comes with the original pedal. CC+ and SPSU, so all the required upgrades are in.

It's an early one, so quite a lot of the boards are white Arp ones and has been in my smoke-free studio, mounted securely since I bought it in 2009.

I'm selling for £7,500 (GBP) + shipping, which is a couple 1,000 cheaper than the last I saw go like this."

Unique & Rare: Pianocade Chiptune Synth & Controller

via this auction

You can find demos of one here.

"A true arcade-style keyboard and mono-synth, emulating the chip-tune sounds of old. It does all the old arpeggiator effects and classic Nintendo/Sega sounds you’ll recognise, and even has a small built-in speaker.

Playing on the arcade game switches is a truly unique experience, great fun, and then you have that great big red joystick for pitch-bend and octave selection. Very clicky-clacky but a unique experience. There’s even a guitar strap mount which I’ve never tried :)

It’s in great condition, no scratched I’m aware of, solid metal enclosure and switches that are probably guaranteed for heavy gaming abuse.

Has MIDI In/Out/Thru so you can use it to drive other gear too.

Plain fun - this is not a serious bit of kit - but will definitely spice up your studio and everybody will want to play it!"

Arturia Origin Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JX-10 Vintage Analog Poly Synth SN 788094 w/ Extras

via this auction


BI-TIMBRAL - 12 VOICES - 24 Analog Oscillators
Famous Roland Analog Pads and Strings
Sync, Cross Mod
Resonant Low Pass Filter + High Pass Filter
VECOVEN 3.21 Firmware update with Internal 32 Banks ROM Chips of 50 sounds and 64 Patches
Sysex Midi Dump Compatible
Full CC Implementation

Original Manual And Patch Sheets
Original CPU and Rom Chips Included
Key Contacts Replacements included as spare parts


BI-TIMBRAL (Split, Dual Layer)
Fully Assignable Control faders
PG-800 Changes shown on screen"

KORG POLY-800 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Snyderphonics Manta Technique Demonstration

Jeff Snyder - additional demo here.

"This is an example of an effective technique for using the continuous data from the sensors on the Snyderphonics Manta.

While it's possible to get useful data from the sensors when conceiving of them as a sort of psuedo-pressure sensor, they are actually sensing the total surface area covered by the finger. The technique demonstrated here is what we have found to be the most effective way to achieve a nice range of control over the sensors.

Placing your finger on the sensor with the flat part of the fingertip covering as much surface area as possible, and then rolling the finger up until only the tip is touching the top of the hexagon will produce a smooth decrease in sensor values.

Conversely, starting with the finger pointing straight down, and the fingernail just above the top of the sensor, then rolling the finger down to cover more surface area, will produce a smooth increase in sensor values."

via this auction

"Nice touch-plate controller for synths, DAW or video apps. Velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. Mint conditions, fully functional, comes with USB cable and padded carrying case"

GS Apollo synthesizer with an LDR

GS Music

"The new Apollo Synthesizer features some CV/gate inputs. They can be used as regular CV inputs using a TS connector. By using a TRS connector it is possible to use an LDR (light sensor) to control any of them.
In this video we are controlling the filter CV input with light intensity."

LudoWic - 70's JAM

ludoWic music

Recorder: Philips N2510 - 1973
Mixer: Pioneer MA-62 - 1974
Synth 1: EMS Synthi A - 1971
Synth 2: EMS Synthi E - 1974
Video Cam: Movexoom 3000 - 1972
Projector: Eumig Mark 607D - 1973

21 of the Greatest KORG TRITON Sounds

Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of the sounds of the magnificent KORG TRITON WORKSTATION SYNTHESIZER SAMPLER from 1999. We'll play the COMBI patches and presets, demonstrating the pads, pianos, drums and more!"

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

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