MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Kurzweil Professional Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"Kurzweil Digital Synthesizer Catalog. Full color, NEW, many pages including the PC3K8, and PC3LE8 synthesizers, plus many more items. Several multipage open out large photos of synthesizers. Technical information and specifications. Super catalog for Kurzweil users or synth fans in general."

With the man, Ray Kurzweil himself, on the cover.

Roland JX-8P Display / Switch Board

via this auction

Interesting look at the buttons under the membrane panel.

"Although the switches have not been cleaned, the board is in overall working condition, with both the coil and vacuum display working, this should fix an 8P that's not lighting up, but otherwise working."

Akai AX80 Vintage Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 365110

via this auction

Trogotronic 657 Mini Mutant (limited Tulsa Noise fest edition) noise Synth Death

via this auction

"Trogotronic 657 Mini Mutant synth noise box - limited edition released to raise funds for the Tulsa Noise fest 2017. Red knobs instead of black, red tipped switches instead of bare. Barely used, in perfect condition. AC adapter included. Fully tested and 100%. Great for power electronics or Harsh Noise Wall. Fans of Incapacitants, Merzbow, Masonna, Controlled Death or The Rita will love this.

Blistering All-Analog Audio Output

Audio Input for Status Quo Signal Jamming

5 Switch Toggle Bank = 25 Sonic Assault Modes

5 Combat-Primed Variable Signal Controls

All-Transparent Control Knob Array

Compact Design Counters Totalitarian Security Measures

Cast Aluminum Chassis for Tough Operating Conditions"

Doepfer Dark Energy

via this auction

"I bought this unit only recently to integrate with my Moog semi-modular setup, mostly as an additional voice to integrate with Mother 32. Its a fantastic box all by itself, and honestly i think it is probably superior to the Mother in many ways (i like the flexibility of the voice way more than the Moog, esp its FM capabilities) but i am finding it mostly overlaps too much with other things i already have.

*again, 1 detail about this unit worth flagging is that the right wood side panel is a bit wiggly. Apparently, this is a common problem with these boxes, and can be fixed, but i haven't had it long enough to bother. It is not an issue if its just sitting on a desktop, in which case it is rock-solid and unnoticeable. Just FYI."

Schippmann Omega-Phi SN 0067

via this auction

"Absolutely incredible Schippman dual oscillator. Near mint condition. The is the best oscillator I’ve ever owned - hands down. This one is SN #0067."

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-SK 37-Key Analog Monosynth with Sequencer SN 3646

via this auction

Moog Minitaur W/ Custom Stand

via this auction

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer + 1601 sequencer clone!

via this auction

Arturia Synthi V Demo and Tutorial (Part 1)

CatSynth TV

"We present a the first of a two-part demo and tutorial on the Arturia Synthi V, a recreation of the infamous EMS Synthi A. We discuss the history of the original, present the basic functionality of the Synthi V, explore some of the factory presents, and look at how to create your own sounds with the main interface.

00:30 History of the EMS Synthi
01:12 Presenting the Arturia Synthi V
02:28 Factory preset demos
04:36 Creating your own sounds
10:58 More factory preset demos

In part 2 we will be covering more advanced editing, including Arturia's extended features.

Please also consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content.

8-Bit ARP Odyssey?? An exploration of the Soulsby Odytron

Oscillator Sink

"The Soulsby Atmegatron is a synth I have woefully neglected as of late, so in an attempt to reignite my enjoyment of this little 8-bit friend, I flashed it with an alternative firmware transforming it into the Odytron.

The Odytron is a true 8-bit emulation of the iconic ARP Odyssey... which sounds like an idea that bridges madness and genius! In this video we take a relaxed sonic stroll through the synth's features and go on to build a few patches to see if it captures the soul of its analogue inspiration within its 8-bit digital heart!

Here are the songs I mentioned in the intro:"

Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Sink's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Dungera's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Seavari's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Aireo's Theme

Prophet 6 Orchestra

The Great Filter

Be safe everyone

Gotharman's SpazeDrum: Overview & User Interface Tutorial // incl. Kick Drum Sound Design! #TTNM


"In this video I'll give you an overview of the SpazeDrum synthesizer's feature set and user interface, while creating an analog electro kick drum sound :) More info below!


SpazeDrum Website:

Gotharman's SpazeDrum is a versatile drum synthesizer and groovebox, combining analog oscillators and filters, with digital sound creation tools, crazy Little deFormer 3 effects and deep and creative sequencing possibilities. The user interface is streamlined for electronic drum synthesis, but it also does bass lines, lead synths and drones and noise nicely too. It's awesome. Yes. It's truly my favorite piece of gear of 2020 :D "

Oberheim OB-Mx (6Voice) Demo

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

Some preset demos. 86 in the second video in the playlist at 7:25 is "Trent's Buzz". Curious if these are all factory presets.

Novation Circuit Plants Sound Pack for Techno and Ambient - Patches Walk Through

Limbic Bits

"Novation Circuit Plants Sound Pack for Melodic Techno and Ambient - Patches Walk Through

▶ Get it here:"

Minimal Ambient Modular Techno - Eurorack, VCV Rack, Keystep Pro, Midilar

Omri Cohen

"The WAV file for this performance is available on my Patreon page -
And also a patch walkthrough video and the VCV patch file -

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining me on Patreon -
I created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -
Here's a sneak peek of it -"

EMS Synthi & Friends


Rare Green Edition Crumar DS 2 SN 023

via this auction

These usually have reddish accents as seen in previous posts. This might actually be the first one with green outlines featured on the site.  Curious what the story is behind it.  Custom, or factory? Different rev?  If anyone knows, feel free to leave a comment.


via this auction

"FORMANTA P-432 soviet early digital-analog wavetable poly synthesizer!

Manufactured in 80's by famous polivoks military plant at Kachkanar!
In mint condition, with factory hard case, cords, pedal, schems.

Synthesuzer has built-in analog chorus, filter, vibrato and include midi (in, out, thru), nice real time control - x-y joystick, pedal (sustain + vibrato), four voice polyphony, 32 preset patches, unison mode, tuning and much more....


Roland SH-1 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

"Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds. Change all electrolytic capacitors and some short life transistors, opamps and logis ICs with new ones, and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping."

Black Medel YAMAHA CS-01 SN 23724

via this auction

Korg Ex 800 Desktop Synth SN 007603

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 372637

via this auction

Elektron Sidstation Ninja Edition Rare - Only 50 made

via this auction

"Amazing limited edition synth.

The Sidstation is the guts of a Commodore 64 with an analog filter and custom software to bring out the power of the original, NOS chipset. Three syncable oscillators produce 8bit waveforms, with wavetables, ring modulation etc. Can make classic video game tones, but can do much more - has a much more raw and powerful sound than a standard analog synth."

THE OWL ORGAN, A Musical Instrument Made From Owl Garden Ornaments


"A couple of weeks ago i went to the nervous squirrels workshop and saw a bunch of his creations and also to pick up His owl organ which has been in the loft for the past 7 years!"

Check it out some Christmas songs on the OWL Organ here.

The Process

Matt Johnson's Inner Space

Yamaha Montage 8
Moog One
U.D.O Super 6

Bokeh Bokeh - Korg Nts1 Volca Modular and Ds10 Jam


"Well, I'm a bit meh about this one. I've had a bit of a dry patch/mammoth video gaming session over the last couple of months so I've not been making any music. This was an experiment to make something with the Volca Modular and Korg Ds10 with mismatched time signatures, not sure I like the result but there it is.

I've got Korg Ds10 controlling the sync of the Modular and the Modular passing it's audio through the effects on the Nts1.

The video projected over the top is from some old mini dv tapes I got hold of recently. Its film footage of Blackpool Illuminations. There is a section that filmed out of focus that gives a beautiful bokeh effect, trouble is the subtly of it is completely lost when projected like this so I'll probably use that footage for something else in a different way in the future.

Oh well, at least I made something."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #95: Alesis S4 QuadraSynth - Song 1

Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the S4 QuadraSynth. It's a 64 voice 16-part multitimbral ROM-based synthesizer from the early 90s.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
S4 QuadraSynth - Roland EF-303 - Digitech Obscura - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Song 2 here

Techno with samples from Berlin - Digitakt sample flipping Tutorial

Dave Mech

"Yeah! Back with another sample flipping video. This one was recorded about a year ago and I have been working on it off and on. Especially the track went through a lot of different iterations. Hope you enjoy this one :) Want me to make more of these? Let me know in the comments!

And the track:

"I built this track completely from samples I recorded during a trip in Berlin in 2019. I released a new video on YouTube where I show you the recording process and how I built this track it. You can download the samples I recorded free or support me by paying something for them (link below). Create something awesome with them and share it with me!"

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

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