MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

"Stardance" - Ambient - Live@Home

Luc Debeck

Live@Home on 27 Aug 2020, Hoegaarden, Belgium
Instruments: West Coast Synthesis, Waldorf Quantum, Elektron Digitakt, Albleton Live Suite 10.

Access Virus Indigo 2

via this auction

Pico System III Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Comes in original packaging, power supply, all patch cables, unmodified preset cards, and original manual. The "factory preset" patch notes have been neatly cut from the manual to place over the unit (see picture)."


via this auction

Bleep Labs' New intro to Arduino Course - "Creating light and sound"

Bleep Labs

"Bleep Labs' new online dadageek course, 'Creating Light and Sound' starts Sept 21st. This time we’ll learn how to code in the Arduino platform using a 8x8 RGB LED screen, accelerometer, touch sensors, and more, all with the powerful Teesny 3.2. Sign up now for 20% off.

Here’s a quick video showing what you can do with the solder free kit that’s included in the cost of the course.
It’s tricky to shoot video of these bright LEDs but they look great in person.

The first and last sections are a generative device which creates random-ish arpeggios and changing colors to go with them. Controls changes filters, colors, delay feedback, and the rate of the arpeggio. The audio is coming straight from the device.

In the second section a simple bitmap scrolls and loops. Colors are scroll speed are controlled with the knobs. Rather than creating sound directly this one sends MIDI notes and CCs to VCV rack.

In the third section two bouncing balls are simulated with random notes chosen each time they hit the wall. Of course there is also a tape delay effect. All sounds generated by the device.

Check out the code for these devices here.

When you take the class you get seven, three hour sessions in a class that is capped at fourteen students. The class is also just the beginning. I encourage my students to keep contacting me with their questions and ideas long after the class is done.

Check out the @dadageek site for info on scholarships."

Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP - Synth Voice mode

O.Z. Hall

"This is a demo of the Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP module from Zebra Synth ( The module features an ADSR envelope generator, a VCA on the right half of the module. These functions remain the same with all of the different 'Modes'. The functionality of the left half of the module changes from mode to mode. The modes are VCO, VCF, Voice, Digital Delay, Reverb, Dual Resonator.

This is video covers the Synth Voice mode. The VCO has a fixed initial frequency with a Sawtooth output. The VCF has frequency and resonance controls, as well as an amount of frequency modulation from ADSR envelope generator."

ZebraSynth Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP posts

AddStation - Next Generation Additive Synthesis for iOS In the Works


Update: new demos added and some info below. The app is now available in the App Store.


1. AddStation : Free Running Waves
2. Anti Dance
3. AddStation : Thunder Drums
4. AddStation : Wave Morph
5. AddStation : Drone from 1001 night sines
6. AddStation : Another Wheelitar
7. AddStation : Block Sequence B
8. AddStation : Take your Time

Additive synthesis is a sound synthesis technique that creates timbre by adding sine waves together. The timbre of musical instruments can be considered to consist of multiple harmonic or inharmonic partials or overtones. VirSyn already has a remarkable track record of products ( CUBE, POSEIDON ) trying to make this virtually unlimited synthesis method manageable for creative sound designers and musicians. AddStation is the next step forward giving you a tool to explore completely new sonic territory. The massive amount of sine waves in AddStation - thousands per voice - together with unique morph sequencing blocks blur the frontiers between analog and digital sonic realms.
And all this integrated in all relevant iOS production environments especially the emerging AUv3 AudioUnit standard.


• Fractal additive synthesis
• over 170 sound presets
• Four parts with 8 Additive Sequence Blocks
• Sound morphing
• up to 512 partials per voice with independent AD envelopes
• harmonic/inharmonic spectra
• Ringmodulation
• arbitrary filter function and noise spectra
• four independent analog style Arpeggiators


• Chorus
• Phaser
• Flanger
• Overdrive
• Parametric EQ
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb


• AUv3 for Host integration
• Audiobus 3 compatible (Input slot) with state saving
• Support for Ableton Link.
• Inter-app audio compatible (Instrument/Generator)
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder.

Vintage Hillwood PO-1000 Combo Organ Analog Synthesizer 1977

via this auction

"Fully functional, sounds really great!

Has onboard speakers that are surprisingly loud and also a headphone out and “OUT” jack for amplifiers

Sounds like a great cross between an old acetone-style combo organ and an analog synth. Sustain sounds great and vibrato can get very deep"

Korg 707 Vintage Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

MFB Tanzbar Lite Analogue Drum Synth SN 16323

via this auction

"Now out of production this unit is in immaculate condition, owned since new and comes with original box, EU PSU plus I’ll include custom wooden cheeks.

The Tanzbar Lite drumcomputer is a further development of the MFB 522. He offers nine powerful analogue percussion instruments. A chase sequencer stores up to 64 patterns. You can chain up to 16 different patterns, A / B let you switch or alternate between A and B. Moreover you can program up to 16 different Flam algorithm. Step lenght is individual selectable for each instrument - polyrhythms are easy to get. 32 steps, 16th or 16th / 8th triplets are the basic metrics and a 15 different shuffles can be set globally. Four different accents are available. Five independed LFOs can be used to modulate the pitch of Bassdrum, Claps, Tom / Conga, Cowbell and Clave. They offers four waveforms and can be programmed independly for each step. The compact chassis is built from steel plate.

All Soundparameter can be recorded in step- or realtime mode. The sequencer sends Midi notes and can trigger other soundsources. Tanzmaus send and get Midi Clock. Beside Master Volume each instrument has its own volume pot and mute function. You have five individual outs and one stereo out, Claps are in stereo. The compact chassis is built from steel plate.

Instruments Parameters:

Bassdrum : Decay Time, Tune, Attack Level, LFO

Snare: Tune, Noise Level, Noise Decay

Rimshot: Level

Claps: Filter, Reverb Decay Time, Intensity, Number and Patterns of Attacks, LFO

Tom / Conga: Decay Time, Tune, Panning, LFO

Cowbell: Decay Time, Tune, LFO

Claves: Decay Time, Tune, LFO

Cymbal: Decay Time, Tune, Blend Ping / Cymbal

Open Hihat: Decay Time, Tune

Closed Hihat: Decay Time, Tune"

Restored Vintage ARP Odyssey MKII 2810 Analog Synth, 4035 Filter, Manuals, New Dust Cover

via this auction

"Selling my Vintage ARP Odyssey MKII 2810 Analog Synth with 4035 (Moog) Filter, Original Manuals, stardust cover, full CTS to PTA Adapter/Spacer set from Gmusynth ($253 after shipping), Completely Restored.

Work done and cost can be seen in the pictures for this listing."

E-MU Systems MP-7 & XL-7 w/ ROM Cards

via this auction

"The MP7 works perfectly and has 3 ROM cards in it. The Phatt one that it came with, the Xtreme Lead 1 card that the yellow one uses and a Prom 1 card that has Proteus sounds on it.

The yellow XL7 has some kind of gremlin in it where it turns on and works for a while and then hangs.

Both of them have been updated to the newest 2.0 firmware. This listing is mainly for the MP7 and the XL7 is for parts or you can try to get it running all the pictures are of the actual units."

Radikal Technologies Spectralis SN 140323

via this auction

"The powerful Spectralis workstation / synthesizer. Comes with power cord and two 128Mb SmartCards. This monster is in good condition - display is bright and all switches, LEDs, and encoders work. Every once in a while, two of the four encoders under the display will skip counts but this has never stopped programming. Also, a few of the encoders bottom out before switching some times. When this happens, I usually just lift the knob up a little. I've meant to put a small piece of paper or tape between the encoder and its knob, but had never gotten around to it as it never really bothered me that much."

Roland JP-8000

via this auction

Testing the Revox after maintenance and some synth rehearsing (No talk)


"No talk or requests (sorry!). Just an unexpected live streaming while I am testing the ReVox B77 Mk2 #1 after maintenance. I am playing some backtapes on it while playing synths, just rehearsing after a month, so lot of mistakes will be heard for sure. :)

Synths / samplers used:
Roland MRS-2 Promars
Roland JP8000
Kurzweil PC1x
Emu Emax I and II"

Launchkey [MK3] - -CALC- Live Performance Breakdown // Novation Live


"In this week’s livestream -CALC- breaks down his recent live performance from the Made to Create series of videos. In this session we’ll explore how -CALC- used the Launchkey 49 [MK3] keyboard to take control of his Ableton and hardware hybrid set-up.

--- To watch the original -CALC- Made to Create performance: [posted here]

--- Discover Launchkey [MK3]:"

The Story of Patchwerks: Seattle's Synthesizer Store

"This is the story of Patchwerks, Seattle’s synthesizer store."

UVI World Suite 2 - 369 Instruments from Around the Globe


"Explore thousands of years of musical culture and traverse the most secluded corners of the world for inspiration with 369 instruments browsable by region and type, and over 10,000 authentically performed loops and phrases."

Video Credits: Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Louis Couka

"Version 2 adds 48 instruments and over 2,000 loops and phrases including new Georgian vocal phrases (male and female), a new and exclusive Oriental Strings Ensemble with dozens of Arabic, Turkish and Persian multi-sampled phrases recorded in 12 keys with percussions, and 3 new Traveler instruments.

New instruments:
Africa: - Kalimba
Asia: - Erhu, GuQin
Australia: - Didgeridoo
Eastern Europe: - Chonguri, Contrabass Panduri, Duduk, Panduri, Salamuri, Weltmeister Accordion
India: - Dhol, Shaji Baaja
Middle East Mediterranean: - Electric Saz, Kemence, Kloo Mandolin, Oriental Ensemble, Pku, Qanun, Saz, Tar, Turkish Percussions (5)
Occidental: - Alphorn, Cabinet Organ, Cavaco, Dulcimer, Folk Recorders (5), German Accordion, German Psalter, Gothenburg Organ, Portuguese Fado Guitar, Recorders (5), Triple String Zither, Viola Da Gamba
South America: - Bajo Quinto, Charango, Guitarron, Keyboard Recorder, Mexican Vihuela, Peru Flute, Ronroco, UBass
West Indies: - Garrahand, Handpan Ayasa, Handpan Bells (2), Handpan BPSH, Opsilon, Steel Pan, Ukulele
New Loops and Phrases:
Eastern Europe: - Chonguri, Georgian Male, Georgian Female, Panduri, Georgian Traveler
India: - Dhol
Middle East: - Middle East Strings, Tar, Turkish and Arabic Percussions, Middle Eastern 2 Traveler
Occidental: - Cavaco
South America: - Bajo Quinto, Mexican Vihuela, Ronroco, South-American Traveler"

About UVI -

UVI is a developer of software instruments, effects and soundware. We leverage leading-edge synthesis, DSP research and design to provide unique and expressive tools for musicians and audio professionals.

Our goal is to help you achieve the highest-quality sound possible with innovative and reliable solutions. You can hear our work around the world at live shows, on hit-records, in blockbuster films and AAA games.

We're a small but spirited team with a global footprint, music and sound lovers eager to share our passion. We're honored to be a part of your creative journey and thankful to you for sharing ours."

1993 E-mu Systems Inc. Vintage Keys "Classic Analog Keys" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the rest of the scans and a full write-up.

"E-mu Systems Inc. Vintage Keys 'Classic Analog Keys' two page colour synthesizer brochure from 1993."

Gotharman's SpazeDrum: MIDI Key Zones


"Showing off the SpazeDrum MIDI key zones system and Zone Magic, both by controlling internal sounds and an external MIDI synth."

Glitching and Noise with tELHARMONIC


"In the highest registers, the tELHARMONIC can create sounds that exceed its own sonic potential."

Korg Livestream- Volca Sample 2


"Join us as we dig into the new features and capabilities of the next-gen volca sample!"

Schoolhouse: a photography and synthesizer exploration

CatSynth TV

"Experiments in photography and sound based on a single photograph of the Tassajara One-Room Schoolhouse in Tassajara, California.

Original photograph shot with a Canon EOS 60D and EF28-135mm lens. 87 variations created using Hipstamatic lenses, films, and flashes (iOS).

Sounds based on BOOM Mechanicals and Cinematic Metals imported into Arturia CMI V.
Addition modular synthesizer sounds from Metasonix RK5, Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus, Qu-Bit Prism, Mutable Instruments Plaits, Malekko Noisering, and Circuit Abbey ADSRjr."

Dubstep / Riddim / Trap jam (Novation Circuit)

Gabe Miller Music

"My best, heaviest modern dubstep, riddim, and EDM trap jam on the Novation Circuit (completely standalone!). Made with Tom Cosm and BoBoeats patches + my free drum kit."

Crafting a Track with Computer Magic | Moog Subsequent 25

Moog Music Inc

"NYC-based songwriter, composer, and producer Danz (aka Computer Magic) sat down with the Subsequent 25 analog synthesizer to craft a complete track using the instrument and Ableton Live.

Subsequent 25 is a two-note paraphonic analog synthesizer based on the award-winning Sub Phatty sound engine. Balancing classic analog sound design with seamless integration into modern digital workflows and DAW environments, Subsequent 25 features a full MIDI implementation, allowing MIDI automation and recall of all front panel and under-the-hood synthesis parameters."

"Ancient Spirits" Live Jam with Korg Electribe Wave

DJ Galactic

"Ancient Spirits" Live Jam with Korg Electribe Wave.

I'm trying out this App "Korg Electribe Wave" on an ipad today with this first track "Ancient Spirits" (Techno / Ambient music). I think there is a lot of potential with this one, as you can unlock a lot of custom effects.

Stream now on Spotify

DJ Galactic - Official website"

Nicolas Melis Synth Demos

Nicolas Melis

Nicolas Melis was featured in this DSI/Sequential Spotlight interview back in 2018.


1. Roland V-Synth vs Roland D50 ( VC-1 D50 V-Card)
Roland V-Synth with VC-1 virtual Roland D-50 card against my real D50 synth from 1988!
Presets -Sound Comparison-
2. Roland JX3P Demo - Favorite Patches (No talking )
Valhalla Reverb
Fab Filters Delay
3. Korg Poly800 Analog Synthesizer Demo // Custom Patches
Effects : Valhalla Reverb
Fabfilter Delay
4. Roland JP8000 Demo - Favorite Patches

5.KORG DW-6000 Synthesizer - Demo Sounds-
Some of my Favorite Patches with Tal Chorus and Valhalla Reverb

5 minutes with Syna2

Janne Hanhisuanto


Yellow Waldorf Q Rack SN 030925988

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS SN 0213

via this auction

"Everything works. Switches have been exercised (VS switches are like dogs, they are happiest when played with). Audio output is clean. No scratches. It's ready to play.

1/ I lost the little decorative thingy that bolts onto the joystick.
2/ There is a physical hum due to some looser assembly somewhere in there. It's not in the audio output, it's just a slight ambient mhhhhhhh you can hear when it's not in a rack. (I use it as reminder that the machine is on and needs to be turned off when not in use)
3/ There is a slight mark on the right side chorus control and rack rash on top of the unit.

Fab Dupont"

GenoQS Octopus Sequencer

via this auction

"*rare* GenoQS Octopus Sequencer. The device is being sold AS IS as 4 of the switch knobs are broken. I have '3' of the knobs, 1 is missing. Device powers on fine and it switches all seem to work (light up) although I know nothing about this device to say for sure."

Using a Drum Machine to Trigger the Arturia Microfreak Vocoder (Spoiler, the result is Dirty )

Sound Provider

"I did another quick test today with the Arturia Microfreak Vocoder, I use a TRRS adapter to process my Mfb Tanzbar Drum Machine, the result is little dirty but can be interesting sometimes...I ll do other test later to see if I can do better setting . For info I add a little bit of reverb. Voila"

Arturia Microbrute, What's Really Going On


"In this part I look at the filter and "Brute Factor" control."

Arturia Microbrute, What's Really Going On posts

Arturia Matrixbrute Demo I No Talking


"If you like the sounds in this demo and would like to buy the 32 patches, please send a 4€ / 5$ PayPal payment to Feel free to add a small donation on top to help me release more videos :) Thank you !"

Heavyocity Damage 2 [Sound Check]

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

Waldorf Quantum as a controller.

See this post for details on Heavyocity Damage 2.

Korg Polysix: The Dream Sounds


"korg Polysix with kiwi mod (and Eventide Blackhole).

Here are an array of sounds, many of which i built from scratch. This is a new synth to me. i have only owned it 1 week, so i can't really give a definitive sense of how well it stacks up to my other synthesizers... I never like the "this is the most amazing synth I've ever used!!! I just bought it today." because feelings change and time tells us a lot more than our initial impressions.

That said, I am finding this to be up there with my favorite synths. it has a tone that I never experienced with Juno's, JX series, Matrix 1000, or Polaris (in terms of pure analog synths). The Polaris is theoretically superior due to the two oscillators, but yet, I don't quite feel it has the same character.

The JX-3P is very sturdy, its character is mostly in the Chorus. I actually quite like the chorus in the Polysix, but it is mono so no stereo effect as in the Juno.

I've owned a Juno 106 but sold it because i felt the Matrix 1000 sounded superior (was a dumb move to sell it but I feared the osc chips were going to die and at the time there weren't replacements like there are today). i've borrowed a Juno 60 too... in all cases i prefered my JX, apart from the interface and some features. i still think the JX is a great synth and i appreciate the aesthetics of the thing. The Korg feels like its on another level. Knobs spaced apart just right. Not a lot of features, but they still feel right. I could get lost in the design without feeling like the UI was separate from the instrument... ie, the whole thing feels right.

When my Polaris is back from the shop, i plan to do a shootout between the Polaris and Polysix. I'm curious which one I can more easily create sounds I like with...."

Tubbutec Session #01 - Korg Minipops 7, Roland CR-78 and Roland SH-101


"Three Tubbutec modified instruments in this video:

Minipops and CR-78 are both midi controlled via Tubbutec uniPulse. The interface allows velocity sensitive trigger of all instruments and clock sync.

The MiniPops Guiro can be pitch controlled, which is used to add a second melody line in some parts of the video.

The SH-101 is midi controlled using the Tubbutec SH-1oh1 CPU upgrade. Accent is controlled via midi, the additional filter envelope adds a smooth attack to the baseline.

More info:"

Dreadbox Erebus v3 & TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2


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

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