MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Aquifex - Microfreak Only Jam (all parts) + Zoom MS-70CDR FX

"As part of a new series of one synth/all parts demos, this one is all MicroFreak.

The last one [posted here] was almost all one synth - a Fizmo plus a single layer of sampled choir, but this one is all MicroFreak… even the drums/perc.

I added some basic Zoom FX to certain patches for needed ambiance.

All recorded, assembled, and performed in LoopyHD on an iPad Pro (DAWless) - mixed live to a stereo recorder."

OB-6 (24-TET/Parallel-12): "The Four and Twentieth Mystery"

Kris Lennox

"24-TET, here in a very different flavour. OB-6 sounds great. Video only shows a single layer (there are a number of recorded layers; video recording was of the chordal layer). Works like this take a very long time to create; writing in 24-TET in a multi-layered, chordal manner is complex - and inputting in standard MIDI/transposing in the mind to 24 is difficult.

However, I'd say it is worth the effort. Great sound; completely new harmonic world. Very, very unusual transitions - almost like drifting between two worlds/dimensions. Through the looking glass?

I'm very much looking forward to the day where a control surface (other than the black and whites) is developed that allows for real-time 24-TET performance. There are a few interesting contenders at present.

Also great to see microtonality/possibilities implemented on more synths of late ( this space...!).

More soon. Maybe not 24-TET for a few months or so (...writing in 24 can be borderline traumatic!) - but I'll certainly upload some material on some new toys in the coming weeks.

Here's a link to the track on SoundCloud (I set up a separate channel exclusively for my 24-TET material) -

All best/enjoy

Studio.H CSR random arabesques

Todd Barton

"The main feature of this patch is StudioHSoftware's Control and Signal Router (CSR) module which randomly created 30 presets which then the Buchla 200e is scrolling through. Enjoy the light show and sonic arabesques.

And be sure to listen to the Source of Uncertainty's recent podcast with Doug Clauder of Studio H Software:"

Purple Moog Little Phatty Perseverance June-60 Grand Canyon Analog Synthesizer

Rik Marston Official

#moogpurplelittlephatty #moogmusic #mooganalogsynthesizer
Purple Moog Little Phatty "Perseverance"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn It UP!** ***No Talking!!!***

The Purple Moog Little Phatty in ACTION!
Running it thru the TC Electronics JUNE-60 Chorus pedal
and then thru the Electro-Harmonics Grand Canyon Delay pedal!
OMG WHAT A BLAST! Awaiting FOUR Slim Phatty's to join this party!
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Dreadbox Typhon - 8 custom sequences. No talking.

Adam Jay

"8 custom sequences and patches using the Dreadbox Typhon.

Recorded into MOTU Ultralite MK4.

Powered by RAVPower battery pack RP-PB060"

Gamechanger Audio MOTOR Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction


via this auction

"The Kawai SX-240 is an eight voice, fully programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer released in 1984 as a follow up to the Kawai SX-210. It was manufactured by Kawai but originally released under the Teisco brand-name in Japan when Kawai bought out Teisco. The Kawai SX-240 and the Kawai SX-210 never got much attention due to entering the market during the time of the digital revolution and poor marketing. Its main analog competitors of the time were the Korg Polysix and the Roland Juno 6/60."

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

"The Roland Jupiter-6 (JP-6) is a 61 key, 6 voice polyphonic bi-timbral analog synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (saw/square/pulse/triangle/noise waveforms with PWM, sync, and FM), resonant 24dB low|high-pass or 12dB band pass filter, dedicated filter and amp ADSR envelopes, dual LFOs (sine and saw/square/triangle/random), portamento/glissando, arpeggiator, chorus, 80 presets (48 editable), basic MIDI, XLR and phone stereo outputs, and arpeggiator.

This Jupiter-6 is fully functional. Cosmetics are very good (a few small scuffs or scratches), although it looks like some paint overspray got on the left side at some point, since there are some tiny white spots. I got a lot of the spots off by scraping them with my finger nail."

1976 Roland System 100 Model 102 Expander

via this auction

"Rare and ultra-awesome Roland System 100 Model 102 from 1976! In fantastic shape with only minor marks from handling and simply existing, this synth has had an entire suite of servicing including a full recap, cleaning, and full calibration. Everything works exactly as it should and it sounds fantastic! This is the 117v for US so no step transformer needed."

MajorOSC ASM Hydrasynth Ignition 2 Patch Bank Full Tour W/ Commentary

Major OSC

"Welcome to a lengthy tour of Ignition, from Patch 1, through 128. There's alot of stuff to show you. I briefly touch upon the various improvements to the firmware and explain the the difference between Ignition 1 sand 2.

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with JEREMY BLAKE

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Jeremy Leaird-Koch is a music performance college dropout who lives in Seattle, Washington. He makes music as 'Jeremy Blake' and videos about music for YouTube as 'Red Means Recording.'

We chatted with Jeremy on how he’s been using the Pro 3 in his music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

The scariest sound in the world ... made in Soundpaint.


"The scariest sound in the world ... made in Soundpaint.

SOUNDPAINT Real-Time Demo. Preset: 'Bone Chilling'

A real-time demonstration of a very scary set of samples running through SOUNDPAINT.

More information visit:"

Featuring the Sequential Prophet XL as the controller and rattlesnakes.

ZXAV AV DJ App for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

ZXAV from Paul Grenfell on Vimeo.

This one is in via Paul Grenfell, the creator of ZXAV, who had the following to say about it:

"ZXAV is a tiny audio/visual DJing/VJing app for the 1980's home computer, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Intended for live performance, ZXAV uses the Spectrum’s 3 channel AY sound chip for audio output and the bitmap display for visual output.

The app features four independent sequencers:
1) Visual effects
2) Melody/arpeggio synth
3) 303-style bass synth
4) Drums and sounds effects

You can run the sequencers together in tight sync, or set them up with different speeds and lengths to create complex polyrhythms. All sequences and instruments can be edited live in real-time - ZXAV is built for jamming and is always in play mode.

The entire app is written in exactly 4 kilobytes (4096 bytes) of code - that's the equivelent of around 23 milliseconds of CD quality audio.

ZXAV is free software.

You can download the software from here:
To use it you'll need a ZX Spectrum emulator such as:"

Deep House Jam on the Novation Circuit

Gabe Miller Music

"An old-school, minimal deep house jam on the Novation Circuit, using my free drums pack, Dreddsteppa, and sounds from Gemfire and Red Means Recording."

Novation circuit use as sampler like MPC or SP404SX with modular synth "erica synths sample drum"

HAGIWO modular synthesizer channel

"erica synths sample drum demo.

You can control slice point by CV , it is likes operation by AKAI MPC or Roland SP-404 sampler.

eurorack synth settings

erica synths sample drum
-general settings: trigger delay 10ms or over
-CV settings: 1V/oct range , and control slice INDEX
(use shift key)
-sample step: CV

novation circuit
-use MIDI to CV module"

Importing Samples to the Waldorf Quantum & Iridium

Tim Shoebridge

"Here is a quick video showing the method I follow generally to import samples into the Quantum and begin to use them in patches. The same method applies equally to the Iridium."

AKAI MPC60 Embroidery Patch Made in Japan

via this auction

"It can be crimped with an iron"

Another one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Vintage Crumar Nerve Centre 50 SN 00053

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Some pics of the inside below.

You don't see these often. The last one posted for sale was back in 2010 here. There is also a Never Center 15. You can find some posts in the archives here.

Roland Juno 6 Synthesizer

via this auction

PPG Wave 2.3

via this auction

"PPG Wave 2.3 from 1985. Before me it had only one user and have been using with utmost care. Black top part has scratches as usual with this model, but other part of the synth is looking nice. Overall it is in a very nice condition considering the age. Personally had 0 problems with it in 4 years i have had it."

Moog Etherwave Pro (Limited Edition - #423) 2009 Maple and Walnut Cabinet

via this auction

"The legendary Etherwave Pro is arguably the best Theremin Moog has ever offered. The Limited Edition is Housed in a beautiful Maple and walnut cabinet.

Drawing on his 50 years of experience, Robert Moog has designed the legendary Etherwave Pro which is arguably the best Theremin Moog has ever offered.

The Etherwave Pro is a professional-quality theremin featuring classic theremin sounds and excellent playability.

The Etherwave Pro features removable pitch and volume antennas. Pitch range extends to 6-1/2 octaves. Both volume and pitch antenna response are tuned from the wooden pitch and volume knobs as well as the fine adjustment trim controls at the bottom of the front panel. Range switch allows for choosing one of three octave ranges. The timbre rotary switch selects one of the 5 preset timbres (classic theremin tones) or enables the front panel waveform, brightness, and filter controls for tailoring your tone. Heaphone output with level control and a dedicated tuner output. Lighted standby switch silences the audio output. Line-level audio output, as well as pitch and volume control voltages, for interfacing the Etherwave Pro with the Minimoog Voyager Synthesizer, or Moogerfooger analog effects. Power supply operates with line voltages from 100VAC to 240VAC, 50-60 Hz


Removable pitch and volume antennas

6-1/2-octave range

Fine adjustment trim controls

3 octave ranges

5 preset timbres

Waveform, brightness, and filter controls

Headphone output with level control

Dedicated tuner output

Lighted standby switch

Line-level audio out

Variable pitch and volume control voltages"

SN 0423

Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine SN 095

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer JP-6

via this auction

E-MU Proteus Plus Orchestral Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Control Synthesis Deep Bass Nine

via this auction

"The DB9 has a built-in CV/Gate converter with inputs and outputs. So it can either be used with some older pre-MIDI equipment you may have or it can be used to bring certain pre-MIDI equipment into the world of MIDI. This unit was in storage for many years and is in great condition, little to no rack hash, originally billed as a 303 clone but for me it's true power was in it's deep bass tones, all the pots are reassuringly still stiff but freely tweakable (as it was when bought) i never saw it's strengths as a 303 clone so never really tweaked the hell out of it, preferring to use other similar synths for that.. a true analogue monster."

Sonic LAB: Moog Matriarch Review


"Matriarch draws on the same classic module designs of the early full size RA Moog modules and bring that essence of original Mooginess, like the Grandmother and as such, hjust a single oscillator in Sawtooth can be very pleasing. The oscillators offer Tri/Saw, Square and 50% PW across 16 to 2” range and are very stable and track well. As I said, they sound lovely. The next stage is the classic CP3 mixer which has the same drive and burn that made those early Moogs sound the way they do, this is no different.

Filter is more modified as it creates a stereo signal when in Stereo mode with a two 4-pole classic Moog sound. Drive into the filter will greatly change the response of the resonance the way you’d expect.

This really is at the heart of the overall sound and is so familiar and authoritative that you can’t help but smile. It's so, well Moogey..."


Majella Audio

"A brief look inside the Majella Audio headquarters where we design, develop and test all software and electronics for the IMPLEXUS.

Note: all music and sounds made by the IMPLEXUS, created by Erwin Tuijl (Pocket Knife Army).
Shots by: Remco Becker"

Dreadbox Erebus v3 & OTO Machines BAM


Mode Machines SEQ12 - Jams



1. Mode Machines SEQ12 - Jam 4
Arne playing around with his Minimal Setup with ADX, Moog, Tetra additional Jomox T-Res and KP4. Editing some Sequences, experimenting with the abilities of the SEQ12.
2. Mode Machines SEQ12 - Jam 6
Arne playing around with the SEQ12 driving the Rytm, Moog and Tetra also KP4 for FX, just making music.
4 Tracks, Pattern Chains and Sequence editing
3. Mode Machines SEQ12 - Jam 11
Live editing a Build-Up screwing Moog and Tetra also changing Parts on the SEQ12. This assigns a whole set of Pattern Chains for all 12 Tracks. 8 Parts selectable.

Additional posts featuring Mode Machines SEQ12 here

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

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