MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Synthmania midnight jam 6

"Sixth episode in the Synthmania midnight jam series.
Midnight Jams Playlist:"

Moog MiniMoog Voyager Electric Blue Edition SN EB0728

via this auction

"Although the voyage may have ended at the Moog factory, the journey continues on, as there as such lovely examples of the Voyager synthesizer still floating around. This is an Electric Blue Edition, sn EB0728, and although there a few small nicks in the finish, it is ready to set sail. Is that good for sailing metaphors? I hope so. Synth is tested, sounds and functions wonderfully, and will be lovingly packed. Includes Moog ATA Case w/ wheels and handle and 'Voyager' branded dust cover."

Vermona Synthesizer SN 211660

via this auction

Roland SH-2000

via this auction

Dreadbox Typhon Meets Elektron Digitone

andy carter

"I borrowed a friends Elektron Digitone for a week and experimented with connecting the Typhon to it directly.
The Digitone has 4 midi tracks besides it's 4 internal FM engine based tracks, i wrote a simple midi pattern to trigger the Typhon.

They make a good pairing i think."

And a couple more of just the Dreadbox Typhon by andy carter including one of the interface:

Dreadbox Typhon - Tekkaz Test1

andy carter

"Just a quick demo of my new Dreadbox Typhon. It's a cool little synth, sounds great, the fx,modulation, and sequencer are good fun to use and manipulate.
It's very hands-on, you can get lost tweaking it.

Will be really good for playing live with, jamming different presets and stuff."

Dreadbox Typhon - is the screen and slider interface a pain to use?

"I saw quite a lot of concerns about the screen and slider interface that the Typhon uses, so, as there is not a lot of these synths out in the wild at the moment i thought I'd try to make a video showing it being tweaked by a rather average user - me!

I think it's pretty simple to use, and is mostly one page that you scroll left and right through, though sometimes you have a second page, but that's not on many functions.

Anyway, hope this video is helpful! : )"

Novation Summit with OOLLUU (live) @ the HoMie Warehouse

Innovative Music Australia

"We recently got together with the infamous OOLLUU to capture a live performance of theirs at the HoMie Warehouse in Collingwood. Check it out!"

Pt.2 - Novation Summit with OOLLUU (live) @ the HoMie Warehouse

Innovative Music Australia

"Here is the the long awaited second clip of the infamous OOLLUU with their live performance at the HoMie Warehouse in Collingwood. Check it out!

Thanks to our friends at Focusrite, Novation, Avid, Bitwig Studio, Blue Microphones & MXL Microphones."


We Hacked A $500 VINTAGE TOY SYNTHESIZER Simon The Magpie

"With some help from my good buddy JW OTTO I finally hacked the MUSON SYNTHESIZER! No bending = super safe diy. It’sstill a pain to use.. but a cooler pain now (insertcoolemoji)"

So that's how the Muson works. Interesting hack. The colored "switches" or rather patch points have different levels of resistance to alter the pitch and sequence. So why not make replacement switches with knobs/potentiometers to attenuate the connection?

Model:Cycles and Roland SE-02 session at Patchwerks!

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) jams with the Elektron Model:Cycles and the Roland SE-02. The Model:Cyles is the source for all the percussion, leads, and chords while the SE-02 is the proud supplier of the bassline. The idea behind this video was to a digital drum machine/groovebox with a fully analog synthesizer. The Model:Cycles is unable to hide its digital quality and I would have it no other way, that goes for the SE-02 and it's warm analog sound.

From Roland: "A collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics, the SE-02 is the debut product of the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 uses authentic discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer with a distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. With an array of high-quality knobs and switches and a uniquely creative onboard sequencer, the SE-02 delivers massive tone and texture with expressive hands-on control."

Order Roland SE-02 here:

From Elektron: "Scale angles dense and jagged, glide over plains vast and fluid, or sink into mists of dissonance. To model is to shape the formless. Model:Cycles is a six track FM based groovebox that brings exploring into the heart of sound sculpting. With six unique Machines in one lightweight unit you can effortlessly mold rhythm and melody across the digital spectrum using instant, tactile controls. Exploration made attainable."

Order Model:Cycles here:
Performance by: EZBOT
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

The world of MicroTuning // Novation Live


"In this livestream -CALC- explores the vast world of MicroTuning - looking at what MicroTuning actually means, how to use it musically and how you can create your own MicroTuning tables from scratch and using existing resources. In this live -CALC- uses the Novation Summit alongside the Peak and Bass Station II, which have very powerful MicroTuning systems.

--- Discover Novation Synths:"

SOMA Lab ORNAMENT-8 Organismic Sequencer

ORNAMENT-8 organismic sequencer. Demo (SOMA Lab)

Vlad Kreimer

"An experimental analog modular sequencer based on a completely new principle of synthesis of behaviour."

ORNAMENT-8 self developing composition (demo by SOMA Lab)

Vlad Kreimer

"Example of generative self-developing composition"

ORNAMENT-8 example of performance. (demo by SOMA laboratory)

via SOMA Lab

"ORNAMENT can be controlled via Eurorack-compatible Control Voltage. The output of ORNAMENT is also standard CV signals that can control LYRA-8, PULSAR-23, Eurorack systems and any equipment that can receive CV, including non-audio ones such as lighting setups or electromechanical installations. For controlling LYRA-8 we developed a special adapter for easy connection to the LYRA sensors while also preserving the ability to play it normally with your fingers.

The adapter attaches to LYRA’s surface using magnets which make installation easy and safe. ORNAMENT, as an organismic sequencer, complements LYRA’s organismic synthesis nature, making them a perfect pair.

ORNAMENT-8 is based on a completely new principle of synthesis of behaviour. Instead of a vertical structure with a tempo generator on top and some memory for storing sequenced events, we have a dynamic equilibrium inside a horizontal structure without any memory, just an infinite “now” that generates the next moment of behaviour. In certain key aspects, it resembles a neural network where there is no difference between “processor” and “memory”, where functions are blurred and all structures are very flexible. Because the ORNAMENT is fully modular, you can connect any number of ORNAMENTs into a single network, creating very complex multi-dimensional structures with the same complex behaviour. For those with philosophical inclinations, ORNAMENT is a playground the size of a box of chocolates where you can study fundamental laws of life and society, going beyond linear logical thinking.

ORNAMENT-8 was designed by Vadim Minkin, the new creative mind who recently joined SOMA laboratory. ORNAMENT is intended to be the first in a line of SOMA sequencers developing new principles of behaviour generation and control."

The Best Novation Circuit Packs in 2020 (w/ sound demos!)

Gabe Miller Music

"In which I talk about and play sound demos of the best (or at least my favorite) Novation Circuit packs in 2020. Designers of the packs include Yves Big City, BoBeats, Red Means Recording, Tom Cosm, Gemfire, and LDM Design.
Download my free drums pack:"

MajorOSC - Mercury for Argon8 - Arriving September

Major OSC

"Mercury is a full patch bank in development for the Argon8, containing some of the most expressive and original sounding presets ever heard from MajorOSC.

By a happy mistake, the Big Sky reverb return track was left on enabled in OBS on the first recording. But it wouldn't be right not to share the results!

The re-record without the Big Sky reverb begins at around 11:30"



"Let’s talk about the DPO a little bit, and specifically the way the two oscillators affect each other to create hybrid timbres. Aside from the obvious FM and Mod Bus cross modulation available in the DPO, the two oscillators are also connected by the Follow and Sync circuits, which are very useful when developing complex sounds."

Scrotum Lab SL25 PLAYER-REVERB Prototype


Some info via batchas:

'The module will be available in 4U for Serge and Buchla. It might take a while until ready as I just ordered new proto boards, reducing the functionality I had in mind which turned out not to be the best solution. It will also take a while until the buchla brushed silkscreen panels are ready.

The top part of the module is based on open source Radio Music by Tom Whitwell (Music Thing).
The bottom part is based on open source Spring Reverb MK2, also by Tom, who kindly gave me green light to make these projects. It’s open source, but still I asked for his permission.

I actually already made an adaptation of the Radio Music for the BugBrand system." drumBs x3 demo2

"Based on a tweaked E&MM syntom II percussion synth circuit, the drumBs PCB can be built as a standalone percussion box or as a Eurorack module.

Its driven by standard analogue trigger pulses and has controls for:
Bend (Oscillator frequency & noise filter cutoff)
Pitch (Oscillator)
Cutoff (noise filter)
Resonance (noise filter)
Mix (between oscillator and noise)
Pulse (the attack pulse on the front of the sound)
Roll (the speed of the drum roll function triggered by a gate signal on a eurorack build, or a switch on a standalone build)

On this video the black module is doing the hats, the green one provides the bass drum, and the the red one is producing the clap/snare noise sounds."

How to draw your own Wavetables with the Graphic VCO from Erica Synths

Dziam Bass

"Hey All!

You want to DRAW your own Wavetables in a module - Here You go!

The Graphic VCO from Erica Synths is a wavetable module with a lot of functions, I looked through a bit with drawing and a look at some effects.🔥

Mainly I wanted to show you a wide range that you can draw your own wavetables yourself, you can save them later also use them and combine them with others also yours or others provided in Graphic VCO.

A little o the same module .... Erica Synths Graphic VCO allows you to draw your own waveforms, arrange them in wavetables and wavetable banks, morph between two selected waves and alter the resulting wave in advanced ways (FXes) - apply FM, phase distortion , ring modulation, wavefold / wavewrap, bitcrush.

I really like Morphing between two selected waves, Wavetable matrix design and other great features, but that's what I'll show in the second part.

as I mentioned here drawing and adding a few effects as modulators."

Roland TR-808 Rack Version „Harvey“ by Studio Electronics - ultra rare

via this auction

"Roland TR-808, professional rack conversion by Studio Electronics.
There were only a handfull of „Harvey“ made in the mid 90s and this is one of the very few existing ones.
The unit has just been serviced, works flawlessly and is in prestine condition."

PPG Wave 2.3

via this auction

Pic of the internal keybed below.

"This is PPG Wave 2.3 v6 in its full glory.
16 Oscillators
12-bit resolution
SSM 2044 analog filter chips VCF
8-part multitimbrality"

Oberheim Matrix-12 with Individual Outputs

via this auction

"Oberheim Matrix-12 is in mint condition. The individual outputs option was installed by Oberheim at their factory at the time I originally purchased the instrument. Tuning, displays, electronics, wood side panels - everything including the pedals and owner's manuals are functioning as new and in perfect condition.

There is also a custom flight case available, should that be of interest.
Shipping can be arranged by mutual agreement, or the Matrix-12 can be picked up in Amsterdam."

Korg ARP 2600 FS SN 000681

via this auction

Roland MKS80 SN 501603 with MPG 80 Programmer

via this auction

73-75 Serge Modular Homebuilt

via this auction

"73-75 Serge Modular Homebuilt Synthesizer. Really nice specimen of this paperface era clone. Housed in a well constructed oak and metal enclosure with an internal power supply and spring reverb..."

Rare Victor Branded Korg M-500 micro-preset Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 780694

via this auction

"This item is the OEM version of Korg M-500 micro preset supplied to JVC. Very rare analog synthesizer."

E-MU Systems Morpheus Z Plane Synthesizer SN 019402287

via this auction, also on Reverb

Clavia Nord Micro Modular Virtual Synth (synthesizer) w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

"Where to start with this incredible little table top synth. It is processing power is so large and robust for it's size, price point and ease of use. A few internet searches will reveal it's dynamic processing, layered editing functions, and nearly infinite possibilities for patches, sequences, filters and more. The "MicroMod" utilizes the same modular programming as the early Clavia Nord line (G1 & G2)"

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Drum Machine/ Synth/Sequencer-EXPANDED

via this auction

"Cult Classic German-Made QUASIMIDI Rave-O-Lution 309 Drum Machine / Synthesizer / Sequencer in Near Mint Condition with EXPANSIONS.

Audio Expansion: 2 Extra Outputs, and 2 Extra Inputs for dedicated voice sends and to process external instruments through the 309's filters, envelopes etc
Synth Expansion: Loads of extra synth waveforms which turns this into a very very capable and delicious sounding groovebox. Resonant filters, LFOs, envelopes, glide, accents, velocity per step etc etc
Fully serviced, cleaned, and tested. Perfect working order,

Absolutely fantastic sequencer, some of the nicest sounds going on a drum machine full stop. Loads of 909 style knob controls at your fingertips for playing the 309 live and real-time like a proper instrument. Deliciously smooth, lively, present-sounding hats and cymbals. Lively full percussion sets on the dedicated percussion channel.

As used by Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) for a full album of remixes and studio album, as well as Kraftwerk, and used loads by Klaus Schultz."


Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"As the fabulous Super 6 comes to release I demo some of the recent sounds I have made on it."

New Behringer RD-6 Roland TR-606 Clones Ready to Ship in Color

First this disclaimer. That out of the way, some specs. Note the translucent models pictured below.

"RD-6. Live and in color. Some with translucent casing. All models available and ready to ship

Analog Drum Machine with 8 Drum Sounds, 64 Step Sequencer and Distortion Effects

Amazing Drum Machine with true analog circuitry

Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors

8 original drum sounds with mix parameters and global accent capability

Highly acclaimed and authentic clap sound from the BR-110 drum machine

Easy-to-use 64-step drum sequencer with real-time switching between 32 separate patterns

Patterns can be chained into full songs with up to 256 bars

Distortion circuitry modeled after the DS-1* adds insane spice and edge to your sounds

16 authentic-style step buttons with LED indicators for easy pattern creation

11 controls and 26 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters

MIDI and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices

Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal for maximum versatility

I Am Sitting In A Room - VCV Sound Stage

Omri Cohen

"This was an experiment, recreating I Am Sitting In A Room with VCV Sound Stage. I used 2 Complex Simplers to playback and record the sound, and at the end, I play it back at half speed through Plateau, just for fun :)
Here is the original -"

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

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

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