MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sequential PRO 3 Fantastic BASS & ARPs Analog Synthesizer VCO

Rik Marston Official

Sequential Pro 3 "Fantastic BASS & ARPs"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn It UP!** ***No Talking!!!***

The Sequential PRO 3 is a massive synth. Here is a short example
of a hard BASS & ARP groove. I go into DEVO territory, they are one
of my favorite bands! Hi Mark! I love all of their music, DEVO RULES!
The PRO 3 is very well built, high quality knobs, everything sounds incredible.
Fantastic POWER! Both Analog OSC's & Digital OSC are AWESOME!
**Just wait & see what is coming to join this massive beast!**

Working Roland CMU-800R w/ Apple II Up for Auction

via this auction

This is the system featured in this recent video.

"Unbelievable piece of Roland history in museum condition. Here is the Fully Working Roland CMU-800R setup together with Apple II computer. This is not just working CMU-800 in pristine condition. It comes together with Apple II interface card impossible to find and Apple II software. It's fully running and working. CMU-800 is also modified to introduce drum sounds tuning. This is the professional upgrade performed in my workshop. No corners cut. Apple II is retrobrighted, comes with a monitor and keyboard and also includes FLOPPY Emulator. It also comes with the original floppy drive, if you prefer to keep authentic. This is one of set up, that you'll enjoy.
That is CMU-800R? It's essentially computer based synth/interface designed early 80s. It combines 6 synth parts - Melody, Bass, Chord (4 voices) and TR-606 style analog drums. It also has 8 CV/Gate interfaces, Roland composer software to operate it. NO MIDI :)

Check out the video I recorded of this exact system: [posted here]

You'll receive:

1. Roland CMU-800R
2. CMU800 Apple II interface card
3. Apple II computer
4. Floppy emulator with SD Card and all necessary files
5. Floppy Drive
6. Original CMU-800 Manuals
7. Original 5.25" floppy discs
8. Apple Color Monitor
9. Apple Keyboard
10. Power cables."

Electric Lyre + Modular Synth

poorness studios 

 "I decided to do a jam with my modular synthesizer and the electric lyre I recently built. The Korg Volca Beats and Volca Bass get in on the action as well. I'm pretty happy with how they sound together. You can see the lyre build video here:" 

 DIY Project #45: Kmise Lyre DIY Kit

"For my next project, I decided to build one of the Kmise Lyre kits you can buy off Amazon. To make things more interesting, I removed the back and converted it to an electric lyre. I also tried a sunburst finish for the first time and I'm pretty pleased with the result. Fun project! The kits are available here:"

Woe (Summer of 2020: The Dismantling of America) by James Newman

A new track in from supporting member, James Newman, aka New Man Studios.

"'Woe (Summer of 2020: The Dismantling of America)' is my musical reflection of the woes that my country is having and I suspect will have in the future."

ROLLERS // Live Looping Synths: Juno-106, System-8, JX-8P, Jupiter-X, MC-707


"Let it move you"

Groovesizer, BeatThang, MPC Live, RM1x, Grandmother, MiniBrute 2, 2S, EXB-Radias

A few items listed on Reverb here via supporting member, Phil.

Click through for details on each.

The Halls of Kraw - DSI Pro 2 Performance

Daniel Davis

Amplitude Modulation w/ SCHLAPPI ENGINEERING for PCC (Portland Community College)


"A detailed discussion of Amplitude Modulation using Schlappi Engineering modules created as part of Portland Community College's Music & Sonic Arts program in Spring 2020.

PCC Sonic Arts Program (Specific class is MUC-201 Analog Modular Synthesis):

There are a few Schlappi Engineering prototypes used in the video (4Q, Weld), there are no guarantees these will ever be released."

Glitchmachines - POLYGON 2.0 - 04 Modulation


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

Glitchmachines - POLYGON 2.0 - additional details and demos

Octave Plateau Voyetra Eight Rev 4 SN HA4813

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Rare Voyetra 8 Rev 4. Fully rebuilt 10 years ago by Peter Lanzilotta of Double-Take Studio Services. Mr Lanzilotta was a tech for Octave Plateau when these were still being made.

It is still fully functional with no need go back so far.

Note that the Rev 4 portion is critical. This version works with MIDI librarians like MIDI Quest Pro. The earlier versions had a much more limited UI and if you want to make the most of this synth and it's unique abilities you will want to configure it over MIDI."

Video in the listing previously posted here.

Waldorf Microwave PC Microwave II XT w/Editor

via this auction

"Extremely rare Waldorf Microwave PC. Essentially a Microwave XT, these were manufactured in coordination with the Terratec EWS64 XXL sound cards.

What’s included is a Windows 98 PC with SSD and Microwave Software, a touchscreen monitor, PC keyboard and mouse. As the parts are vintage, they are in good condition, but old. It has stereo digital out, which the hardware version does not have as far as I know.

Everything is controlable via MIDI and onscreen with touch or mouse. Better workflow than the hardware with a small LCD display and scrolling through menus. This setup is fully functional and works great, but please keep in mind the computer and setup is home brewed. There are some compromises in the build with some exposed wires and monitor customization.

Overall this is an incredibly rare opportunity to get a full on, turn key
Waldorf Microwave in PC format"

You can find some additional info here and here. And a video with it covering bass here.

Korg Limited Edition microKORG 37-Key Synthesizer/Vocoder

via this auction

Roland SA-09 Saturn 09 Analog Synthesizer Organ SN 023879 w/ Silver Case Gig Bag

via this auction

How to make Unique FM Sounds with Graphic VCO and Fusion VCO 2 from #EricaSynths!

Dziam Bass

"Hello everyone.

Today I publish a small demo tutorial on how to create unique FM sounds by combining Syntesis Wavetable on the Graphic VCO module and with the Fusion VCO2 oscillator based on the Tube Vacuum.

As you notice in this case both unique modules and they allow me to create an amazing palette of different sounds.

I am introducing Graphic VCO Out to FM in, thanks to many wavetables I have access to new waves that add to the sound with Fusion VCO 2.

Both work great and complement each other as the Tube sound gets new unique waves and the amount of introductions in FM In and Pitch gives you the freedom to create new sublime and unknown sounds.

It can also add on-the-fly effects such as Wavewrap, Ring modulations or Phase distortion from Garphic VCO which creates new and new colors and shapes of penetrating waves.

See alone in a few small examples ... I leave the rest for your imagination and my own experimentation if you have these modules .."

Trying to create Yamaha CS80 synth sound on Ensoniq ESQ1 (Alaska song by UK)

Nader Sharif

"Trying to create Yamaha CS80 sound used by Eddie Jobson on Alaska song by UK. It's difficult to get the same warmth on the Ensoniq but I think it's not bad. Let me know what do you think."

here we go again...

Amie Waters

Anointed Merit?
Marionette Din?
Meat Rendition?

Sequential Synth Tips #13 With Nicholas Semrad: Prophet-6 Combining Envelopes

"Welcome to “Sequential Synth Tips,” where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on Sequential synths. In this episode, we feature keyboardist Nicholas Semrad on the Prophet-6 demonstrating how to combine two different envelopes to create more interesting and expressive sounds."

Sequential Synth Tips

FM - Summit Series // Novation


"In this Summit deep dive -CALC- shows you how you can play with the FM section of Summit to do loads of sound sculpting and create some really interesting sounds from our flagship polysynth.

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"

NovationTV Summit Series

Sequential Pro 3 70's Para Stringsynth Analog Synthesizer VCO

Rik Marston Official

#sequentialpro3 #sequentialsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Sequential Pro 3 70's Para Stringsynth"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn It UP!** ***No Talking!!!***

The Sequential PRO 3 has arrived! What a pleasure to own!
(Thanks to Pure Ambient Drone for the great price & fast shipping!)
It is well built, quality knobs, everything is incredible. SWEEEET!
Fantastic POWER! Both Analog OSC's & Digital OSC are AWESOME!
I like this patch for it's paraphonic ability. Sounds very vintage!
**Just wait & see what is coming to join this massive beast!**

Quyre - DSI Pro 2 Performance (with Strymon Flint and Boss DD-500)

Daniel Davis

SE Boomstar 3003 synthesizer demo (no talking, no effects)

Single Use

"There aren't a lot of bare bones tweaking demos of the Boomstar 3003 monosynth by Studio Electronics so figured I would post one. No effects or compression applied. Mostly using saw but some square in there too. The synthesizer has decent range though I would definitely say it leans towards rambunctiousness over precision. The filter being low pass and raw means it tends towards thick, wide spectrum sounds so can be a bit greedy in the mix. This is the original model so the legending and visibility is a bit jank. I definitely plan to add some colour to the knobs to make it easier to navigate quickly.

Been playing with it incessantly since I got it though which is a good sign - often just holding down a key and drooling. =)"

Meris x Korg Arp 2600 FS

Switched On

"We couldn't be happier to carry the incredible Meris collection of effects, so to highlight them we decided to process a simple sequence from the Arp 2600 and let the pedals do all of the heavy lifting!

Ottobit Jr.:
Mercury 7:"

Node Live at the Royal College of Music (Blu-ray)

A new release from supporting member, Node.

"Synth supergroup Node featuring Dave Bessell, Ed Buller, Flood and Mel Wesson have released a live bluray of their performance at London's Royal College of Music. Appearances of Node live are incredibly rare but when they happen they unleash their full 'shock and awe' arsenal of vintage analogue synths in a stage performance that is played entirely in real time. Featuring probably the largest collection of such synthesizers ever gathered on a single stage this is a rare opportunity to hear these vintage machines in full flight handled by masters of the art. Released as a limited edition of 500 - when they are gone they are gone.

If you don't have the means to play Bluray then no worries you can also get this live performance in audio cd or download from DiN records here -"

277 Buchla Style Delay - Flanger Test Patch


"Building a lot of modules lately and having a lot of fun testing out the 277 digital delay – it has great feedback possibilities when patched back into itself... very much like a Flanger! Cheers, Adam"

Gotharman Taped Display?


What is it?

"Something I taped together in the weekend :)"


Noise Engineering Blog: Ping processing & Filter pings for snare bodies

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:

Here, we've sent a random trigger sequence and a random, unquantized CV sequence to our filter and processed it through the upcoming Desmodus Versio to create a haunting, semi-generative atmosphere."

Blog: Filter pings for snare bodies

"From the blog:
Here, we're using a pinged filter to create a body for a snare. Adding filtered noise completes the snare voice, finishing a simple percussive patch."

Prophet REV2 Patches (2020) - 110 Custom Presets For Fans of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala

Krzysztof Steplowski

"----- Get the pack here: -----

NEW 110 unique, well designed patches for Sequential Prophet REV2 for fans of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala, FeverRay etc.

Melodic, living sounds ideal for ambient, downtempo, vaporwave or leftfield. Leads, pads, ARPs and textures - see the video or listen to the soundcloud clips":

Eplex7 Announces Summer Sale on VST Plug-ins, VSTi / AU Instruments and Samples

via Eplex7

"Eplex7 DSP audio software has announced special summer discounts up to 50% off on selected VST plug-ins, VSTi / AU instruments, instrument banks and samples.

These plug-ins are suitable for all electronic music genres like psytrance, darkpsy, hitech, trance, film music, video game music, sci-fi, experimental, industrial, chillout, techno, electro house and more.

Summer sale will run until 31st August at"

You can find previous posts featuring Eplex7's recent releases here.

Smiling Jam in E Minor // Novation Peak // Moog Sirin // Fugue Machine :: [synth recipe #79]


"syncworm proudly presents:

Recipe #079

– Fugue Machine (running on iPad Pro)
– Moog Sirin
– Novation Peak

– RME Babyface Pro

So, what's going on here?

Nothing complicated here. Both Sirin and Peak go straight into the mixer/DAW.

iPad is a master clock in this one and sends MIDI information to both the instruments. In Fuguemachine you can assing a different MIDI chanel to each voice. Here three playheads are set to drive most of the voices on the Peak while a single playhead (different MIDI chanel) drives Moog.

As far as I remember it's e minor pentatonic going in a loop which is nice beacuse most of the notes just go together pretty nicely.

Enjoy this little recipe and

Minimoog Model D and Strymon Bigsky Reverb


"Minimoog Model D and Strymon Bigsky Reverb

JMJ Supermarkets – reverb bank 14 grey skies
DT About to Crash Reprise – reverb bank 11 phase rev
JMJ Oxygene V – reverb bank 10 four days
Rick Wakeman Catherine of Aragon – reverb bank 14 stardust
JMJ Oxygene 1 – reverb bank 2 stratus
impro – reverb bank 9 whirlpool
impro – reverb bank 11 6 marblet
impro – reverb bank 31 cerberus"

Easel Euro Theremin 4 33

Todd Barton

"A little practice session that ended up being 4' 33" long ;-)
Interactive patch among the Buchla Easel, Makenoise Mimeophon and Morphagene, Intellijel Planar 2 and Doepfer Theremin antenna with banana to mini conversion by Low-Gain Electronics UTL-1. Enjoy!"

A Guy Called Gerald - Studio Session 2011


"Machine Room, Berlin"

1983 Siel Opera 6: 10 patches demo

Valmont / Mooggy

SSM2031 VCO, SSM2044 VCF, SSM2056 EG, SSM2024 VCA... Full SSM Synth!
Very noice analog polysynth from the early 80s :P
Same spirit as Prophet 600, Jupiter 6, Crumar Bit, Juno 60, Korg Poly 61...

0:00 - Smooth Strings
0:16 - Variable Attack PW
0:29 - Sickkk bAss
0:35 - Fast Brass
1:06 - Filter experiment
1:19 - Overheating or something
1:25 - Cute polysynth
1:38 - Classix Organ
1:54 - Classix Brass
2:12 - Chords Synth

Smooth 80's Brass design on Siel Opera 6

This synth fr it's awesome :P
0:05 - Lush Brass
A soft chill warm brass, Prophet 5 like.
1:05 - Fonky Brazz
A punchy analog almost juicy fonk brass sound

Palette VCV Rack Tutorial

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

"Here are the patches -
Here you can get Pallete -
Plaits series - [below]

00:00 - Introduction + Patch 1
11:04 - Patch 2"

Plaits Synthesis Models Series

HWS Expander 55

via this auction

"extremely rare.. hard to find this great rack synth from 80's"

Never seen one before. This is the first HWS post. It appears to be an organ expander.

Division Department 01/IV Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synth

via this auction

Vintage Crumar CPB-1 Bass Synthesizer Synth Pedal Board & Case SN 295

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer with Original Carry Bag, Breath Control and Manual SN 27831

via this auction

"You won’t find one anywhere else in excellent condition like this one, especially with the original manual, carrying case and breath control.

Synthesizer is in excellent condition and looks almost like it is taken out of the box brand new.

All the keys, sliders, pots, and switches works as they should.
Runs on AA batteries or 12V DC in."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer [Los Angeles]

via this auction

"The synth is in mint condition as received from retailer, The dust cover and flight case has minor scuffing from shipment from retailer. I only opened the packaging to take pictures as required by Reverb’s TOS. Get it today, No months (or years) long waiting list. No preorder cancellations from retailer. Just ARP 2600 goodness.

Since this is a limited edition synthesizer , it will likely go up in value in the years to come. The price reflects my personal opinion on the monetary value of this synth.

What you get (all the originalcontents):
ARP 2600 FS
3620 Keybed with onboard sequencer
All the Included cables.
All the manuals and documentation.
Road-style case for safe storage at home."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Needs no introduction!!!
Limited edition open box, (only opened to take pictures for Reverb’s guidelines) Korg Arp 2600FS 🤩✨ so practically brand new!!
Will be shipped with flight case and all original items that come from factory. This faithful reproduction is not only an amazing instrument but an investment, a timeless piece that will only appreciate with time🤘🏻😎✨"

Vintage Siel Orchestra MK I

via this auction

"Picked this up from original owner along with a Crumar CPB-1 bass pedal.
Fired it up and works fine. See youtube link.
Was stored safely in warm dry location. Corner is chipped and could easily be restored. No volume pedal.

The Orchestra is a 4-part orchestral synthesizer produced by the classic Italian synth company, SIEL between 1979-1982 (later bought by ARP and relabeled the ARP Quartet). The Orchestra has 4 presets: Brass, Strings, Organ and Piano. The 4 tone color families can be played individually or two can be simultaneously played. They are also individually tweakable. Selected presets will light up LEDs to show you which sliders and buttons can be used to modify the sounds."

RYK Modular M185 Sequencer Review

Molten Music Technology

"A full review, demo and explanation of the M185 Eurorack Sequencer from RYK Modular.

Apologies for the awful auto-focus.

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:15
Main Features - 4:41
Gate Time Control - 10:39
Portamento - 12:58
Direction and Fixed Length Sequences - 14:39
Dual AB Sequencing - 21:19
Serial AB Sequencing - 22:32
Parallel AB Sequencing - 26:09
Transposing A with B - 31:02
MIDI sequencing - 32:52
MIDI Sync - 36:21
Conclusion - 37:21"

One Synth - One Song - TYPHON

True Cuckoo

"Typhon is a new monophonic synthesizer developed by a tight collaboration between Dreadbox (analog) and Sinevibes (digital). In this video I'm making my first music with it."

One To Watch: JakoJako (Electronic Beats TV)

Telekom Electronic Beats

"Next in our Telekom Electronic Beats TV One To Watch series is JakoJako.

Working at the legendary Schneiders Laden synthesizer store in Berlin has immersed JakoJako in the world of modular synthesizers, which is clearly born out in the juicy sound she coaxes out of her machines, spanning all the way from the experimental and esoteric, right through to the highly melodic. This unique tonal quality gained the attention of Leisure System, who released her debut single last year, and more recently Bpitch Control, making her very much an essential producer to check out."

SYNTH VS SYNTH -- Moog SUB 37 or Moog Grandmother?

Noir Et Blanc Vie

"First off this is NOT a review, this is a somewhat chronicle of my time owning both.
So here we go (Mario 64 voice) it takes TIME to AKCHEWELY learn and give a real take on a piece. So a year later here it is, and keep in mind, I'm a human, I can't really give an "objective" opinion, if you want that read both user manuals and tell yourself which is better that's the only way objective opinions on creative pieces work LOL.

That said, I hope my take as a person who has had tons of experience with the Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, Minitaur, Mother-32 brings some clarity."

The Octatrack is a Midlife Crisis Sampler

The Daydream Sound

"Is the Octatrack Still Relevant in 2020? Or is it just for the old heads? It’s got all the knobs and buttons. The kind things old-school producers like. I think physical detail appeals to middle aged artists. Remember G.I. Joe action figures. They had the most detail ever! So many features packed into one toy. Guess what? That’s exactly what the Octatrack is! In this video we use the sampling engine of the #Elektron #Octatrack to transform outdoor sounds into…. well something. Let’s see what we get!

Have a trip to The Daydream Sound General Store

De Timeline

00:00 Yeah you’re old if you’re watching this one.
00:40 The Daydream Sound Classic T-Shirts are back in stock!
00:53 Recording outdoor samples.
01:55 Reverse engineering a finished sample in the Octatrack.
02:49 Playback of all samples sequenced into a song.
06:50 Final thoughts."

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

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