MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Glitchmachines - POLYGON 2.0 - 02 Samplers


"This is a closer look at the Sampler section of Polygon 2.0 - a Hybrid Sampler plugin from Glitchmachines."

Glitchmachines - POLYGON 2.0 - additional details and demos

DONALDCRUNK live 07/25/20 @ MOTS Seattle (Dynamic Eurorack Ambient)


"My live performance from the 07/25/20 Modular on the Spot Seattle live stream on Performing from my back deck due to the COVID-19 pandemic - can't wait to play again in person!!

This patch is pretty straightforward - melodies are a combo of SH Mk II + Mutable Marbles, which is used to transpose things around. Kick / bass is Plaits (of course). Of special note is the WORNG Electronics SoundStage, which I'm using to duck the pads/melodies and really tie the mix together. Great module."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly SN S373577

via this auction

"This item has a minor issue with the ADSR on the VCA I believe. It works like an ASR or something like that. I cannot describe the defect any further or better than that."

Roland JD 990 Sounds

Mandy Lane

11 Deep SEAmphony
12 Fourdimensional
13 Ac.Piano 1
14 Nasty Man Bass
15 DistSynChorus
16 Hybrid Strings
17 Slow Sync Lead
18 Fantasia 990
21 Vectoring 1
23 Digital Rhodes
24 Analog Brass 1
25 Throaty Clav
26 Belstring
27 Delicate Lead
28 Hearts of Space
31 Swimotion
32 Phlangy Vox Pad

via this auction for SN ZE71194. Also see this video by Espen Kraft.

"This is a 90's Roland Super JD-990. Arguably the best Synth Module that Roland ever produced. It’s been 22 years since its release and the unit is still going strong. Even the latest in Roland’s series, Integra, is in fact based on the DNA of the legendary JD-990. This particular unit has not been used very much at all in the last 10 year. It's been in storage in a rack mount with my other home studio equipment. Having 3 kids did not allow me the space or time to keep up with my side music career. I've cleaned it thoroughly and tested it to be in good working condition. Sounds are amazingly good on this synth."

Kurzweil K2000r Digital Rackmount Synthesizer SN 22930902048

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

The Key, The Kitchen Floor and the Quantum

100 Things I Do

Are ROMplers "real" synthesisers? & Pushing a Table

Floyd Steinberg

Two videos featuring the Yamaha EX5 by Floyd Steinberg. The Yamaha EX5 is one powerful synth.

Pushing a table. (Sampling, Yamaha EX5, Digitone)

Floyd Steinberg
Update: video renamed to: Pushing this table creates an AWESOME sound (sound design)

"I accidentally pushed a table across the floor, creating an surprisingly pleasing sound. A nice opportunity for some putting the EX5's sampler into action, accompanied by some nice FM drums from the Digitone! (Track begins at 2:24)"

Modulation - Summit Series // Novation


NovationTV Summit Series

"In this Summit deep dive, -CALC- takes a look at the modulation opportunities available in the synth. Summit is packed with modulation sources for deep and totally tactile sound design – LFOs, envelopes, animate buttons and more.

With its multitimbral architecture and 16 voices of polyphony, Summit is like two Peaks in one instrument, enabling two completely independent patches to be split or layered across the keyboard, or switched between on the fly. And, that’s not the end of it: the addition of dual filters, greatly extended front panel controls, audio input and the same premium-quality five-octave keyboard introduced with our SL MkIII MIDI controller, put Summit in a creative league of its own.

--- Discover Summit"

DSI Pro 2 & Intellijel Atlantis

Geylo Follen

Yamaha Portasound PS-1 - bonus demo


"Yamaha Portasound PS-1 keyboard (1980)

This tune was my first (or was it second?) attempt at writing something on the PS-1, before scrapping it in favour of the one I eventually put out a few months back: [posted here]

One of the first three portable keyboards that Yamaha produced for the home market in 1980, the PS-1 was the most compact, with only 4 voices and 4 rhythms to work with.

All sounds you hear in the track were made using the PS-1 and run through various single effects pedals (TC Electronic Sub Up octaver, the very synth-friendly Yamaha SDS CH-10MII chorus pedal, and the Vestax DDX vintage digital delay). Parts were recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, and reverb were added as required. Individual drum hits were sampled from slowed-down rhythms and processed to allow fresh beats to be built, rather than using the rhythms found on the PS-1 itself.

Music (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse
Available as a bonus track on this Bandcamp release:


Korg Minipops 7 Jam

mick frigerio

"Korg Minipops 7 with Tubbutec Midi-Interface, Moog Grandmother, Westbury Track 2 Bass, Korg MS20. All Drumsounds MP7- except the Crash"

Korg ds-10 syncing the korg nts-1, the teenage engineering op-z & ipad: Setup, settings & tutorial


"Using the Korg ds-10 as a clock source I show you how to setup and sync the ds-10 to the korg nts-1 and the teenage engineering OP-Z (as well as the ipad app for the op-z -motion Graphics).
by making a click track and sending that audio signal into the sync in of the nts-1 and then having the nts-1 send a midi clock signal to the op-z.

And if you are using the iphone/ipad op-z app you then have video in sync to the ds-10 also.
The great thing here is you can basically turn the audio clock source from the Korg ds-10 into midi data and use with ipad apps or an external synth.

1:41 1st sync methOD - y adapter w/panning
5:52 EXPLAINING THE y adapter methOD
9:27 NOTES (pause 2 read)
9:37 2nd sync methOd -TWO DS UNITS SYNCED THRU WIFI
12:16 3rd sync methOd 1 DS Click Out ONLY


Robin Sutcliffe wrote in to let us know of a battery mod he completed for the BOSS DR-220A. You can find full details and additional pics for the mod here.

"Last year I bought a DR-220A (A=analogue; the drum set samples, E=electronic) It's a beefy drum machine for it's size, I really enjoy it. With programming the accent and (closed hat cuts off open hat) , you can program some quite swingy beats, even though it's all quantized on the 16th. Also useful (to me) is the trigger in/out functions, where you can step a sequencer, arpeg, or LFO retrigger (anything that accepts a trigger) with the RIM shot in playback mode. (so not just by tapping the RIM shot pad)

The battery compartment had been cleaned up after some obvious leakage and corrosion. This meant that the contacts did not hold well against the batteries themselves, and presets were not saved, even with batteries in the device! Obviously this also meant intermittent performance on battery power.

I decided to replace the 6 AA cells with a 3.7v Lipo battery, charge board, and boost circuit. The boost circuit is needed to take the 3.7v up to 6v needed for operation of the 220A."

You can find 3.7v Lipo batteries on Amazon here, and
via this auction. Be sure to get to the right size.

Original 1969 R.A. MOOG Modular Cabinets

via these auctions

"Here is a mega rare chance for buy ONE of the THREE listed R.A. MOOG vintage analog modular synthesizer studio cabinet, original from 1969.

[Each] Auction is for ONE of the THREE listed units (photos from 1 to 8 for each ebay list) It come in very good conditions, impressive project! Only few units were made from 1969 and early '70 for large and important Moog modular systems, like CEMS, RA Moog inc. modular Vocoder and percussion synthesizer.

I think it can be used for new MU / 5U Moog modules formats... though it call the originals :-]

There are all the necessary original rails on the modules mounting sectors, the bottom panel modules is original as well, only some wirings are still soldered as the origins. Wood is still in great conditions and a bit of restoration especially on some strips will make them as new!

Those cabs are extremely hard to find or impossible, this is an unique occasion!"

2003 Moog MiniMoog Voyager Old School SN 0020

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth SN FIZMO-11563

via this auction

"This is a beautiful late 90's synth that is a "sleeper synth" in my opinion and will only go up in value over time. Amazing for digital transwave synthesis, I consider it THE ambient synth, capable of amazing textures and pads, but also digital textures, and amazing built-in effects with real-time control over the sounds using the five Fizmo knobs on the front. It has a built-in arpeggiator (which can sync to MIDI at various speeds), 4-voice multitimbral (which you can map across the keyboard), aftertouch, and extensive filtering capabilities, which outperform most synths, even to this day."

E-MU Emax HD SE Rack with OLED and SCSI2SD

via this auction

"Emax 1 HD SE rack with OLED screen and SCSI2SD drive installed. The old 20mb hard drive was replaced with a v5.1 scsi2sd drive and configured for 4 x 20mb drives on the included sd card. I’m including a boot disk but the unit can also be booted from the internal drive.

The unit is serviced and in great shape, with some tape residue. Power cable included."

Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

"Super clean and fully functional, this legendary CS-50 is in excellent condition. I have had it serviced and recapped all of the boards and modded the voice cards with an LED that lights up when the voice is active (makes for easier tuning and servicing)."

1984 Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

"Made in USA circa 1984, here we have a great working example of one of the most desirable polysynths of all time, Oberheim OB-8. This was the final model in the OB range, only 3,000-ish ever made 1983-1985, and has the most features, including arpeggiator, "page 2" advanced editing, for example. 120 program memory ( + splits/dual), the retro-addition of MIDI (vital!) add extreme clout to the huge/fat sounds that only Oberheim can supply, with 8 voice ("stereo")polyphony and uncomplicated new sound creation hand in hand with subtractive analogue synthesis, its simply one of the best synthesizers ever made. Lots of movie soundtracks used OB-8s. Prince/Police/Pet shop Boys etc were avid users...Dims are 103 x 53 x 16(H) cms. Weight is about 10 kgs.
This particular one (rev B5/final spec) is now working 100%, after extensive servicing by Klassic Keys GB's expert tech. See pix of very nice interior...note new key contact parts. She tunes up well, and is very stable. All notes trigger EVERY time. NO scratchy pots/switches.All scaling & calibration is bang-on, including correctly set-up paddles. There are cosmetic issues a-plenty. The wooden end-cheeks have seen many better days. There was a bit of bother securing them to the chassis; so excuse the Desperate Dan bolts....end result, they are securely fixed, that is the important thing, yes? The panel has lots of scratches & dinks, but not that bad, really. The rear panel has various battle scars, as has the base plate. All is forgiven when the synth is fired up. "Jump", by Van Halen is an easy-find example of the Oberheim sound (it was an OB-Xa,, little difference...)."

Arp Quadra Synthesizer Promotional Ad

via this auction

"This is an Arp Quadra Promotional Ad copy sent by the VP of Marketing [Robert Hoffman] back in the 70's. It's been stored flat for decades and was still offset printed long before inkjet printers so the color is very vivid. It was printed on 2 page glossy paper that folded (blank white on the outside). It is suitable for framing. If you own a Quadra it's a nice piece to accompany your synth documentation."

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synth

via this auction

Yamaha DX100 FM Synth w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

Check out the YAMAHA logo on the back.

Korg PolySix w/ Mods

via this auction

"P6-KBD MIDI installed, allowing midi control of pitch and arpeggiator rate, along with other basic functions such as hold and pitch bend

Poly sex mod installed, which adds a pitch envelope and unision voice controls that can be used in unison or poly mode. Surprisingly powerful add on that opens up a lot of new sound possibilities."

Tubbutec "Polysex" OSC mod. Note the extra knobs at the bottom center. You can find info on the mods in previous posts.

YAMAHA CS15D Monophonic Synthesizer SN 4855

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-15 SN 8776

via this auction

Studio Electronics SE-1 SN 2882

via this auction

【エレクトーン演奏】ABBA - Dancing Queen・アバ「ダンシング・クイーン」★ YAMAHA Electone D85 / D800


"This time let's go back to '70s and dance to this ABBA's hit :)

#Electone #ABBA #70s"

Atlantic Coast - An Ambient Session (Blofeld, reface CP, Specular Tempus)

Lanthan O'Ide

"An ambient jam featuring the Blofeld and the reface CP.
With lots of reverb because... well, why wouldn't ya? XD
Anyways, hope you'll like it! ^^
For those playing along at home:
The key is C major, because it's the key that allows me the "smoothest" chord transitions on the Keystep's small keyboard.
The tempo is 60 BPM.
The setup:
The Keystep sends MIDI to the Blofeld, which creates the pads.
I've got a sustain pedal on the Keystep, so I don't have to hold down the keys that long.
Both the Blofeld and the reface CP send their audio to an off-screen mixer.
From there, I have a reverb bus going through the Specular Tempus, which is why the "Blend" knob (aka "Mix") is set to full.

I'm doing this, so that there can be different amount of reverb on the pad and the keys.
So the pads sound further away than the keys, which adds some depth to the mix.
(I.e. not everything is in the foreground)
Mistakes I've learned from:

Always double check your delay times are really synced. ^^'
I'd set the knob on the CP just a little bit wrong, and it sounded as if the timing of my playing was way off. I was really close to scrapping the whole thing and recording it all over again, when I found the real problem.
As usual, let's close off the video description with some links:
Here you can stream & download my music!

Also, just in case you haven't seen it yet:
I've got a new album called "Oceanic" on Bandcamp! :D
...doesn't include my latest two songs, but maybe you like it anyways. ;-)

As alway, thank you for listening!"

Dreadbox Erebus v3 & Source Audio Collider


Roland TR-606 modified by Analogue Solutions - Social Entropy Quicksilver

Ramón Amezcua

"Roland TR-606 Drumatix,


analogue solutions modification
social entropy quicksilver"

Patch of the Week 68: Funky Lead and Bassline + LFO “Delay” with volca bass

"We’re going 'beyond bass' with the volca bass, starting with this octave dual VCO lead and bass riff and an LFO-driven 'delay.'"

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Soma Pipe and Chase Bliss Audio Blooper part2

"Going with the flow of the Pipe and the looper Blooper"

Isla Instruments - S2400 Live Stream

Isla Instruments

"Going Over some of the main features..."

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

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