MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Jamming with a Boss DR-55, Korg MS-10, Moog Voyager, Kawai K3, and Rhodes Mark I

Voices of Echo

"Started jamming with my Boss DR-55 and recorded what happened after with my Korg MS-10, Moog Voyager, Kawai K3, and Rhodes Mark I. I thought I'd chunk it out a bit to show you how I record. I walked through each of the initial parts, laying out the track, and then recording a bit of extra jeuge. Towards the end of the video you can hear the finished result."

Introducing JUNO-106 Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer


Follow-up to this post.

"Introduced in 1984 as an affordable polysynth for the masses, the JUNO-106 has risen from humble beginnings to become a favorite of synth lovers everywhere. It delivers gut-punching basses, delicate plucked sounds, and shimmering pads that sit perfectly in a mix, and its built-in chorus is the stuff of legend. With the JUNO-106 Model Expansion, the authentic sound of this essential ‘80s classic is now available for your DAW and compatible ZEN-Core hardware.

• Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY and compatible ZEN-Core hardware
• Authentic JUNO-106 sound and behavior
• Clear, intuitive interface for free-flowing production
• Expanded polyphony versus the original hardware
• Swap Model Expansions and load sounds instantly
• Set the condition of your virtual JUNO-106 to ultra-vintage or pristine"

Roland SH-1

via this auction

"Super clean & recently serviced. USA power"

YAMAHA QY10 Workstation Sequencer w/ Extras Including Yellow, Red & Green Colored Bag

via this auction

"This thing is rad. Works perfect. Comes with retro bag, VHS protective case, manual, and aftermarket power supply.

The drum machine has some great 808 sounds. I never mastered song mode, but pattern mode is fun and easy to master.'

"Compact Music Processor" printed on the bag.

Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer w/ Factory Midi & Manual -

via this auction

"Oberheim This OB-8 has a rebuilt power supply, new caps and rectifiers, lithium battery, control pots, boards and interconnect wiring. It plays perfectly and the keyboard has been leveled. It was serviced by Slemmons Audio in Dallas. Cosmetically, it has a few scratches (especially on the bottom). Pretty clean overall. Includes reproduced manual and new power cord."

Recodrum + Pianet + Jolymod IV

Arthur Joly

DELTA CEP A - Workshop Audio-Demos, no talking.

Jörg Schaaf

"This video covers all the audio demos of the DELTA CEP A workshop introduction video but does not contain any talking. Please check the Delta CEP A workshop video if you would like to know, how the audio demos have been created. All what you hear in this video is made just with the Delta CEP A and it's built in FX section. Only the FM example uses the signal from a RT-311 swarm oscillator as a FM modulator.

The Delta CEP A simply has extremely clear waveforms with overtones up to the Nyquist frequency. For this reason, here is a link to the uncompressed wave file with the audio samples that the encoder did not want to process properly. The unfiltered Swarm oscillator signals were particularly affected. In the analyzer of the Logic Pro X EQ you can very nicely observe how far the overtones in the DELTA CEP A range for rectangular, pulse and sawtooth waveforms."

Purple ARP AXXE Synth Chaser Restored Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

#arpaxxe #synthchaser #analogsynthesizer
"Purple ARP AXXE Synth Chaser Restored"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn It UP!** ***No Talking!!!***
*Focus was off so I did this little picture montage*

The incredible ARP AXXE vintage monosynth restored
by the fantastic Synth Chaser! I had it customized with
PURPLE LEDs on the sliders. It works PERFECTLY!
Sliders are tight, keys are SMOOTH! Output is CLEAN!
Oh, did I mention the PURPLE LEDS on the sliders?
LOL I know I did but that makes it PERFECT for my
new colorful synthesizer setup. I am a very happy ARP owner!

Meteorite friends featured:
"Zardoz", "Uhluhtc" & "Dizan"
3 Campo del Cielo Iron Meteorites from Argentina :)
Sending POSITIVE VIBES to YOU!!! ;)


Purple ARP AXXE S+H Dimensions Vintage Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

YAMAHA SK 50D the wall of sounds

Michael Nonhoff

"impro: only the synth and the organ of the SK 50D with effects"

And one more:


Minimoog Sound Charts by Tom Rhea


"Demos of the classic book of Minimoog patches published in 1974"

0:10 - Shamisen (Japanese plucked instrument; also known as sangen and in Chinese as sanxian )
0:37 - Harpsichord
1:00 - Electric piano
1:22 - Violin
1:56 - Viola
2:28 - Cello
2:57 - Bass viol (bowed)
3:27 - Bass viol (plucked)
3:53 - Piccolo
4:28 - Flute
4:59 - Recorder family
5:30 - Clarinet (bass clarinet)
6:05 - Oboe
6:32 - Bassoon (English horn)
6:56 - Trumpet
7:25 - Horn
7:55 - Trombone (jazz)
8:26 - Tuba
9:01 - Xylophone
9:22 - Temple blocks
9:37 - Drum roll
10:02 - Bass drum
10:19 - Tinkling bells
10:44 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Aquatarkus" (from Tarkus )
11:08 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Trilogy
11:31 - Keith Emerson's fat bass from Brain Salad Surgery
11:58 - Keith Emerson's steel drum from Brain Salad Surgery
12:16 - Rick Wakeman's "Catherine of Aragon"
12:47 - Good sound
13:09 - Goom (Moog spelled backwards!)
13:50 - The Moog (trademark) Sound
14:34 - The T.L.R. Sound
15:00 - Moon Chord
15:34 - Hindemoog
16:02 - Hommage a Badings
16:17 - Ring modulator effects
16:48 - Vree-oo-bleep-bleep!
17:18 - Running rhythm
17:41 - Night creatures
18:10 - Jet plane
18:53 - Surf
19:23 - Thunder
19:55 - Wind
20:36 - Exploding bomb
20:59 - Gasoline engine
21:30 - Heartbeat
22:06 - Siren
22:48 - Whistlers
23:22 - Steel drum

Sequential Synth Tips #14 with Han Luis Cera: Prophet X Sampling


"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 Han Luis Cera trying a “lockdown experiment” by sampling only found objects in the kitchen and sequencing them with the Prophet X.

A set of downloadable samples can be found here:

Follow Han and Mutant-Thoughts here:

Pre-Save the new single "Breaking Views", out August 14th 2020:"

Sequential Synth Tips

Moog Subharmonicon, Digitakt, and Mimeophon jam at Patchwerks!

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Jesse from Patchwerks performs with the Moog Subharmonicon as the synth voice, the Elektron Digitakt as drum machine and master clock, and the Make Noise Mimeophon as the effects processor.

From Moog:
Subharmonicon is a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer that employs a 6-tone sound engine and multi-layered clock generator to explore the world of subharmonics, polyrhythms, and the unique relationships they create.

Order a Moog Subharmonicon here:

Order an Elektron Digitakt here:

Order a Make Noise Mimeophon here:
Performance by : Jesse Humes
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

RC-808 Re-Create the 808 Official Website Update From the Makers of the Original Roland x0x Series

RC-808 Re-Create has a new home with some updates at Click through for the new site. Note RC-808 Re-Create is from the original developers of the Roland TR-808 & x0x series. See this post for a pic of the "Analog Mafia" as they are known, along with some initial details on the project.

Regarding the new site:

"At the moment we are busy developing the VST / AU plug-in versions on Win / Mac environments. We are a very small entity with very much limited workforce, centered around Tadao Kikumoto, the project leader of the vintage TR-808. The sheer amount of parameters derived from the vast 8 partial architecture makes it a tough challenge to realize automation on DAW. Yet still, we will bring the plug-in edition to you very soon.

Again, because we are interested only in distributing our own vision of what we actually wanted the original 808 to be, and as the token of our deepest gratitude to all of our great beautiful fans of the 808, we are providing this as free of charge, still even now, as it was from the beginning of this endeavor.

The 808 is only the beginning. Create your own sonic universe, and voyage across the gulf of sound space from here.

Thank you so much for your patience.
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay cool, and please please do take good care of yourself."

Decks 'n' Drums | Pioneer DDJ1000 vs Elektron Analog Rytm MKII

Luke Sanger

"Looping up DJ Funk classic ‘F**k u Later’ with some analogue drums."

Decks 'n' Drums pt.2 | Pioneer DDJ1000 vs Elektron Analog Rytm mkII

Mixed Doubles 🎾
Looping up some DJ Nephets with analogue drums.

An Ending (Ascent) - Novation Peak

Graham Bole

"A loose cover of An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno. All performed on the Novation Peak. All effects come from The Peak. A fantastic synthesizer."

A Force Truly Evil - Novation Circuit SoundPack

Isotonik Studios

"Close your eyes and take a trip to another dimension with this amazing psychedelic collection of 64 presets covering powerful acid bass, screaming leads, wild pulsating pads and hypnotic riffs.

This pack is completely devoted to the wild sound with 32 cutting edge sessions covering a wide range of styles, from Trance/Psychedelic Trance/Goa, through Drum and Bass/Jungle, to Techno/House, and Electronic/IDM sounds.

Expect to find some huge influence of the biggest reference in the world such as Astral Projection, Transwave, Hallucinogen for the goa style or Goldie, Ed Rush & Optical or Ram Trilogy for the drum and bass style.

At a glance :

64 great analog type powerful bass and leads sounds with 32 cutting edge session covering a wide range off styles, from Trance/Psychedelic Trance/Goa, through Drum and Bass/Jungle, to Techno/House, and Electronic/IDM sounds.”
32 Demo Sessions
64 Classic drum sounds carefully processed
Delay patterns meticulously programmed with circuit editor to make the most of the patches in each session. As well as the chorus effect in each patch.
Parameters assigned so that with the minimum number of controls you can get as many sound variations as possible."

Sequential Prophet 6 & Frantone Cream Puff


Noise Engineering Blog: Humanization with subtle modulation

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:

In this patch, we're using Clep Diaz as a modulation source and attenuating it with Lapsus Os. From there, it's sent to gate delays and various tonal parameters in our patch to add some subtle humanization and make our patch more interesting and less repetitive."

Akai Introduces the MPK Mini mk3



MPC-inspired production essentials, a Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed and tight integration with any music production app makes MPK mini mk3 the ultimate go-anywhere beat making tool

Ft Lauderdale, FL USA (August 4, 2020) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the immediate availability of the 3rd generation of the world's best-selling USB MIDI keyboard controller, MPK mini.

For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool needed to create hit songs from the start. For the working professional, MPK mini is the ultimate musical Swiss Army knife, packed with all the features to deliver on any musical task. From its inception, the MPK mini inspired a generation of producers, redefining how creators make music. MPK mini mk3 refines the tried and tested design of its predecessors with an updated feature spec that leaves any roadblocks by the wayside and places creativity firmly in the driver’s seat. Your hit song starts here!

Universal Compatibility
Featuring driverless plug-and-play connectivity, MPK mini is primed for immediate performance and production capability right out the box. MPK mini’s new OLED display places must-have visual feedback of velocity, CC and even DAW mode selection, offering seamless capability with all industry standard music production apps.

Complete Music Production Starter Kit
MPK mini includes everything needed to immediately start making music right out the box. Featuring MPC Beats, a professional DAW based on the legendary MPC workflow, sample content from assorted MPC Expansion packs and a collection of the most versatile virtual plugin instruments available today (AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand, Velvet), the creative possibilities with the Music Production Starter Kit are endless.

New Gen 2 Keybed
Designed from the ground up, MPK mini’s all-new, reimagined Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed delivers a natural and responsive key performance. From grand pianos to searing synth leads and lush electric pianos, the Gen 2 keybed guarantees the best from any playing style and virtual instrument.

MPC Pad Power
No Akai Professional keyboard controller would be complete without the legendary MPC pads – MPK mini is no exception with 8 pads pulled right from the flagship MPC series. These bankable, velocity sensitive backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.

Complete Command of Your Production
MPK mini’s rotary knobs give producers and performers immediate control of any assignable parameter in their music application. Designed to assign to synth, mixer and effects plugins, users will love the hands-on control of all key parameters for an immersive, music making experience.

Packed with Production Mainstays
Note repeat, arpeggiator and the omni-directional joystick are trusted features no MPK mini would be complete without, and it's all here in MPK mini mk3. Whether it’s sparking that initial idea or capturing every subtle inflection of an expressive performance, MPK mini gives users compete flexibility to truly make their performance your own.

MPC Beats Software
MPK mini mk3 comes with everything you need to start creating the hit music of today, including a fully functioning DAW, MPC Beats. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown tracks with world-class audio effects, find any sound with the same synth engines found in the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats also hosts AU/VST plugins, offering complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology. Plus, MPC Beats opens as a plugin in any DAW for effortless integration into existing setups. With the same iconic workflow from the critically acclaimed MPC Series, fused with a super-intuitive UI, MPC Beats guarantees to take your music wherever you want it to go.

MPK mini mk3 Highlights
• 25 Mini Keys, Featuring Redesigned Keybed for Incredible Dynamic Expression & Precise Articulation
• Brilliant OLED Display for Immediate Parameter Feedback
• 8 Bankable MPC Performance Pads with Legendary Note Repeat and Full Level Functions
• 8 Endless Rotary Knobs
• 4-Way Joystick for Pitch & Modulation Control
• Class-Compliant USB Connectivity
• Built-in Arpeggiator
• Sustain Pedal Input Jack
• Superior, Sturdy Design & Build
• Complete Music Production Starter Kit, including: MPC Beats, AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand and Velvet
as well as assorted MPC Beats versions of MPC Expansion packs.

“Whether it’s an entry point to the exciting world of music production, or a must-have tool for the seasoned professional on the move, MPK mini won't disappoint,” said Dan Gill, Senior Product Manager for Akai Professional. “For years, MPK mini has graced studios and stages internationally with a feature set geared toward maximum creativity, whatever your next project demands. Our third iteration takes the best parts of its predecessors while adding new features directly from our critically acclaimed MPC

line and universal capability with any music making app, making it easier than ever to integrate into any setup. We can't wait to see how MPK mini mk3 inspires the next generation of creators.”
MPK mini mk3 is immediately available in three colorways with a US retail price of $119.. For more information visit

Sonic LAB MFB Synth Pro Poly Synth Review


"MFB Synth Pro is the newest machine from the Berlin based manufacturer and is a solid, desktop unit which offers a surprising amount of features in a small unit.

It's an 8 voice polyphonic analog synth with the ability to run in various multi-timbral modes as well - with 8 mono synth parts a possibility."

Overview of the Grayscale Collection in VCV Rack

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

00:00 - Introduction
00:40 - Permutation
04:08 - Algorithm and Binary
08:12 - Supercell

1972 Triadex Muse Sequencer with Lightbox

via this auction

"Very rare Triadex Muse Sequencer unit, built in Newton, Mass. Even more rare is the Lightbox add-on unit. Considering their age, both units are in very good condition. There are 4 issues to mention: The ‘Tempo’ fader knob is missing. Aside from affixing another similar knob to the fader hook, one can adjust the control with a thin rod, if need be. The internal speaker is not functioning. I always ran RCA’s out to a 1/4” to seperate amplification, as the internal speaker volume was rather low output. I will supply that cable in the purchase. There are also four dots drawn on the lower corner of the Lightbox. The B8 bulb on the actual sequencer has always been dim. This is the first sequencer of it’s kind ever built..."

John Bowen Synth Solaris 2018 White

via this auction

Access Virus TI Polar 37-Key Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12

via this auction

Vintage / Original KORG MS20 Analog Synth - 70s Korg 35 Filter Version SN 145125

via this auction

"I'll start by saying, the new versions are def cool, but not even close in raw tone. The original is still the real deal. These are quirky, cool synths... the best of Japanese Filters for sure. Gritty, gnarly and more. Two OSCs of sweet tone. Notice there is no screw on the VCA section panel.. this is an original 35 filter version.. known to be much more aggressive in tone and much rarer than the latter filters : )"

Roland SH-101 Vintage Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer SN 254944

via this auction

"The Roland SH-101, released in 1982, is a Japanese-made analog subtractive monophonic synthesizer that helped define the sounds of a generation of electronic music, used by artists such as Devo, The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, and more. The SH-101 boasts a 3-waveform oscillator with controls for an LFO, a VCF filter, an ADSR envelope, and more. The final touch is the ability to attach a modulation arm, allowing this synth to function as a "keytar". If you're looking for the real deal when it comes to iconic 80s synth sounds, look no further!

This synth is in excellent condition, though it does show minor signs of age, including few minor scratches, jack rust and scuffs on the body (please see photos). It has been tested by our professional technician and is working perfectly. Does not include AC adapter."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 3824

via this auction

"This keyboard is in excellent condition! Plays beautifully, extremely fun to program. Historic, early MIDI compatible synth. No real cosmetic damage; all original knobs, wheels and sliders."

E-mu Emax II Sampler/Synths

via this auction

Kawai K4R Rack 16-bit Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

a small video about the ACL Oktave

Audiophile Circuits League

Fine Tune for incoming CV ) +/- 1 Octave
4 Octaves switchable up and down from zero
3x CV Inputs
4x CV Outputs + 1 x Inverted Output

ALM Beast's Chalkboard - Basics - ALM002


"Beast’s Chalkboard is dual channel stepped voltage source and adder for your eurorack modular synthesizer system.

It primarily is intended as a dual octave switcher for VCO’s but has many other uses including sequence transposition, FM ratio creation, buffered CV distribution, state changes, and VCO calibration.

0:00 Intro - Basic Octave Switching
0:55 External Voltage Processing & Thru Out
2:38 State / Timbral Changes
4:31 Attenuating Output for Smaller Step Range

Thanks for watching!'

ALM Beast's Chalkboard made its first appearance on the site back in 2013. You can find additional posts here.

Kawai K5000S - Ambient Pads & Soundscapes | Synthesizer Demo


"Kawai K5000S ambient pads & soundscapes synthesizer demo. This Kawai K5000S synth demo showcases 3 different ambient music songs created on the K5000S digital additive synthesizer and features long evolving pads, timbres, and textures.

The Kawai K5000S excels at these types of ambient chillout soundscapes which makes it a great synth for electronic music, space music, drone music, new age music and relaxation and meditation music. All sounds are from the Kawai K5000S with no external processing.

Track listing:

00:00 - Track 1
06:22 - Track 2
13:09 - Track 3"

What about the MicroGranny (MG2)?

The Daydream Sound

"Do I use the micoGranny Granular Sampler in my Music? I do but very rarely on it’s own. Here’s the secret to how I use the MG2 in my studio. I hook it up to an FX unit (the Ensoniq ASRX) I chain it up to an analog filter (the Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter) and I keep it moving!

The New Album History Never Gets Old - Download here:

Vintage Sampler Manuals"

Also see What You Need To Know About 8 Bit Samplers

Moog Subharmonicon Sound Demo (no talking) with Source Audio Ventris

Limbic Bits

0:00 Electro Sequence
0:41 Brutal Bass
1:04 Ambient Chord Sequence
3:35 Berlin-esque
6:26 Pulse Lead
6:57 Filter Mod Lead
7:17 Percussive Sequence
7:53 Dripping Polyrhythms
10:52 Legend of Mario's third brother
11:30 Drowning in Reverb

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

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