MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Aceed 9/11/2020


Thanks to David Clode for sharing their work on Unsplash. (frog)
Gear: TR-909, TB-303, SH-101
Additional sounds: Retrologue plugin

Roland JD800 SL-JD80-08 Accordion preset patches sounds synthesizer シンセサイザー


11 Stage Musette 00:00
12 Auvergne Jolie 00:59
13 Double Musette 01:52
14 Blue Tango 02:58
15 Vib. Musette 04:25
16 8th Musette 05:45
17 8th Detuned Musette 07:14
18 Musette PASO 09:06


Nacho Marty Meyer

"recordings not included in the Roland MKS-70 demo made in 2017: [below - part 2 here] the sounds were made using only the Roland MKS-70, no external effects or processes were used"

Roland MKS-70 / JX-10 Super JX (1986)

Nacho Marty Meyer

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

1981 Sequential Circuits Prophet Remote SN 000309

via this auction

"This is a Prophet-5 remote keyboard designed for hook-up to your Prophet-5. It is a "dumb" terminal - there are no patches stored in it.

Please be aware that you must have a Prophet-5 rev 3 in order for this keyboard to produce sound!

I hooked this up to my Prophet-5 (Rev 3.2) and here is what happened:

1. It works! The patch and bank select buttons illuminate and I could change sounds (sometimes the buttons required more than one punch, though.)

2. The pitch bend and mod wheels worked, but I couldn't make the "aux" wheel work. I don't know what it's for, and I might have been doing it wrong.

3. I can play the sounds of my Prophet-5 and the remote at the same time. So, for whatever reason, the Prophet-5 doesn't go silent when the remote is connected. Oh, what I could have done had I had four arms! :-)

4. The Remote's keys are very clicky-clacky. If you want to use this regularly, you'll need to have the bushings (little rubber parts inside the keys) replaced. You might be able to do this yourself, and I think the parts are available at Wine Country Sequential. I tested every key and they all work, but some more reluctantly than others. Don't be surprised if you hear "chattering" from some of the keys when you depress them.

It comes with the original umbilical cord, which is in good shape."

Moog Opus 3 c 1980 Strings Organ Brass Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Patch of the Week 75: Boot Up! SEGA Master System Theme


"Get your retro gaming on with the SEGA system boot-up sound using MS-20 mini and NTS-1."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

And the original:

Sega Master System (Western Countries) Startup

Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds

Oscillatorial Binnage - Woktones (from 'Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds') ashford daisyak

Back in 2016, Daniel Wilson brought us Radionics Radio - An Album of Musical Radionic Thought Frequencies - Delawarr Multi-Oscillator (c.1962)

He now brings us Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds. For this release, he is part of a quartet exploring "acoustic analogies for classical electronic soundmaking techniques." It was recorded entirely acoustically. The "CD edition contains the small booklet - 'A Primer on Post-Electronic Technique'. It's just received a large feature in Electronic Sound magazine and a glowing review in The Wire, linking the post-apocalyptic technology we use with the limitations forced upon us by the pandemic."

Above is a teaser video with the following description followed by a BandCamp embed:

"From Oscillatorial Binnage's 'Agitations: Post-Electronic Sounds' released February 2020 on the Sub Rosa label. An album of recordings made using electromagnetic force fields acting upon found/recycled objects in increasingly complex mechanical systems of cranks, pulleys, levers, tilts, jacks and gears.

Oscillatorial Binnage is a London-based electroacoustic improv quartet comprised of Fari Bradley, Toby Clarkson, Christopher J Weaver, and Daniel Wilson. Self-built instruments feature extensively, along with recycled objects, inharmonic and arbitrary microtonal tunings, and solar power.

Filmed here by Toby Clarkson using multiple cameras."

ESK - Analog Drum + FX Jam


"Jamsession with Arturia Drumbrute, Cyclone TT-606, Moog DFAM and Korg Lambda.

Boss KM-60 Mixer for distortion and with effects from Ibanez AD202 analog Delay, SPL Dynamaxx, Roland SBF-325 and Dynacord TAM-19 analog Flanger. Some reverb from the digital mixer.

Direct recording with digital mastering."

Yamaha AN1x Cover Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygen Part 2


DSI Sequential PRO3 // Everything in Its Right Place (Radiohead Improvisation)


"Yeah, that's right: I am playing the PRO3 with TWO hands and it got dark while I was playing!

Last night I started fooling around, when, by mistake, I fell into Everything in its right place, by Radiohead, just the initial set of chords, and I got lost.

I kept going, exploring emotions, thank also to the modulated Super Plate reverb and the enormous joy I get from playing with more than 3 fingers on the keyboard at the same time, ignoring the maximum paraphony, only for the good of voices stealing themselves, as once also said Ricky Tinez when he bought his PRO3.

This Sequential PRO 3 goes deep, screams with the open filter, and is always, always, as no other instrument is: creamy.

Here we go, with this somehow classical-feeling improvisation over one -in my opinion- of the best songs in modern history.


Bradley Telecom Model 2A Jitter & Hit Synthesizer Frequency Translation and Harmonic Distortion Module

via this auction

"Up for sale is a very rare and unique piece of test-equipment-cum-modular-synth, the Bradley Telecom Model 2A Jitter & Hit Synthesizer. This was made from the late 70's to the early 80's for those working on phone lines, and is basically an analog synth/noise generator that is designed to mimic common problems found in phone lines (noise, clicks, etc.) It has a sine oscillator, a modulation oscillator, various other modulation sources, an envelope that's more or less Attack/Decay with variable time ranges, a noise generator, etc. You can patch it using Banana cables (which i did with success with my Serge system) and features a proper 1/4" input & output.

It's quirky, glitchy & weird. RJd2 is allegedly a fan & user of several of these, and there's some videos of some in action with a quick Googling."

Polyend Tracker Sessions #3: Away from the studio

Miltos Schimatariotis

"First video for this season, but still with summer mood, although we are almost mid-September. For this third episode of my Polyend Tracker series I thought it could be a good idea to put together three mini songs I made during August, while I took some days off the studio. I decided to take the Tracker with me, to test it out during these days and see what I could do with it alone and just a pair of headphones. So I filled a 32gb SD card with lots of one-shots and added it in my backpack. I wouldn't consider these tracks fully polished or finished productions, after all, they are around 1 minute and a half each, but this time I wanted to focus more on the fun/creative side of things than the production quality. I hope you'll enjoy them, as well as the scenery!
I am back in the studio now, ready to prepare more material for the Tracker and of course, the Medusa so stay tuned!

0:00 First track
1:28 Second track
3:07 Third track"

Alex Pelly Video Synthesis Workshop

Perfect Circuit

"LA-based artist Alex Pelly has been working with live video for over a decade, and is now well-known for her work with video synthesis. From her work doing live visuals for musicians and other performers to her monthly Dublab show Pellyvision, she has a proven track record of producing intricate, captivating realtime imagery.

In this video workshop, Pelly walks us through the basics of analog video synthesis, from thoughts about planning a modular video synth system to the functions of individual modules. She covers modules by LZX Industries and Erogenous Tones extensively, showing how they can easily become the core of a video-oriented modular system. And by providing an extended tour of her personal system and a detailed patch walkthrough, she demonstrates some tactics for harnessing feedback, audio reactivity, and hands-on control to create colorful layers of video that dynamically evolve along with music.

Check out Alex's work here:

Check out Pellyvision on Dublab:

Read our Signal article about this workshop here:

Check out video synths at Perfect Circuit:"

Korg X911 Guitar Synth External Processing Demo


"This is a detailed Demo video on how to use the vintage korg X911 Guitar Synthesizer as an external processing unit. There are many demos of it doing what it's "supposed" to be for - as a mono guitar synthesizer, This video is different. I feed a Roland TR606 drum machine into the preset Synth and the filter sides of the unit as well as running it through it's paces using the "guitar", "distortion" and Synthe Wah sections. The resulting mayhem and freaknoise are music to my ears. I hope you enjoy.

Music: Http://www/

Unique Circuit bending and Instruments: Http://"

Bob Moog Foundation 2020 Trifecta Raffle: The Moog Prodigy


Bob Moog Foundation 2020 Trifecta Raffle posts

"The Moog Prodigy has been lauded as one of the best lead synths ever made, and this one is EXTRA special. With the addition of the MST MIDI to CV Converter, this Prodigy is truly the best of both worlds!

Read more about this synthesizer, as well as the Rogue and Source being offered in our Trifecta Raffle, and purchase your tickets here:

All three synthesizers have been expertly restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition.

The raffle is a fundraiser for the important work of the Bob Moog Foundation. Proceeds benefit our hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum. Find out more here:

The raffle is open internationally.

Big Moog Love to @MaryFrances-MamaFunk for exploring these synths with us!"

Sequenced Jam #191 (Ambient Modular Synth)


"Sounds from a Make Noise DPO, sequenced by a René, clocked by a Wogglebug and Maths. One VCO on the DPO is processed by a 4ms DLD, and the other is processed by a TipTop ZVERB into a Morphagene. The Morphagene is constantly recording the output from the ZVERB.

Lighting is triggered by the output of the Morphagene and the DLD through Ableton to an Enttec DMXIS. Audio is sent to Ableton via an Expert Sleepers ES-8. Ableton's clock was stopped, and is only mixing audio and triggering lighting. All sounds and sequencing are from the modules. Recorded in one take with no overdubs."

MASCHINE+ FIRST IMPRESSIONS — Finally a standalone Maschine!! (Native Instruments)


"Finally we are getting a STANDALONE maschine, called MASCHINE+ and in todays video I am unboxing and taking a first look at it. Sponsored by DistroKid. Use my link and get 7% off: - its a solid service for getting your tracks onto Spotify & iTunes."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Quasimidi Sirius - Ultimate Ambient Machine?


"The time for Sirius had come!

By many demos we thought (as many others) that its only dance machine/groovebox for German techno marches.

Also had feedbacks that its Weirdo.
As always - important to have your own physical imression & experience.

So how is it?
Its a great machine!

Very intuitive & can sound really warm!
All the synth programming is very intuitive & we made first 10 patches with no manual & tutorials needed.


Sirius is a great machine for Ambient & Vintage Sounds.

And yes, soundset by Nick Chronos is on the way, 3d in the world, after Jay B & Jexus.
Enjoy first sounds!"

Erica Synths DB-01 tutorial - Part 2: Advanced

Richard DeHove

Part 1 posted here

"Part 2 of a tutorial series for the Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline synth. The tutorial covers the more advanced functions such as step roll and randomization.
0:00 Step gate length
1:24 Accents
2:59 Slides
3:52 Pitch envelope
5:21 Filter modulation
9:26 Transpose
10:30 Scales
11:43 Arpeggiator
16:00 Arpeggiator patterns
17:58 Arpeggiator step roll
22:03 Randomization
23:12 Randomization parameters
24:03 A classic mistake!
25:25 Randomization customization
32:30 Saving randomization settings"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends


"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike"

HOHNER PK250 MIDI SYNTHESIZER (1985) w/ Curtis CEM 3391 Filter

Andro Umeda

"I have got today this ultra rare instrument in perfect working order. It should have analog voices plus sampled drum section. This is a first power-on test. Love the sounds."

Haven't seen one of these before. Some info via legoluft who's done some mods for it:

"I'll describe the modification of a professional arranger keyboard, model Hohner PK-250, in detail. This home keyboard from 1985 offers many possibilities like poly and solo sections, drum machine, portamento and chorus effects, Hohner chords, etc. It produces stunningly high-class sounds with a warm, analog character.

While studying this instrument more specifically, I discovered two Curtis CEM 3391 chips (24 dB low-pass filter with resonance up to selfoscillation) and several SSM 2024 chips (a VCA module which was also built into the legendary "Waldorf Wave"). I got hold of the chips' data sheets and found out that the very flexible CEM 3391 chips in this machine were hardly taken advantage of, and that many important functions were blocked by fixed, unchangeable control voltages.

I built a simple board with 7 adjustable control voltages, using standard CV model 7805. I used the +12 V direct from the device's power supply. Thus, 7 independent CVs were at hand I could now adjust with external potentiometers.

After replacing the device's fixed CVs for the preset sounds with my own, the machine had 7 important synthesizer functions. Despite of the preset sound settings, I can now manually adjust and drastically change the cutoff, resonance and ADSR envelope values.

The result is astonishing and, through the built-in MIDI interface, this device has become a full analog synthesizer with assertive sound."

Ensoniq Fizmo

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

gieskes Zonnepaneel 4


Sounds like a bird chirping with spring reverb. Curious if the marble does anything or if it's just going for a ride.

via gieskes

"Experiments in with solar panels, they are made to work best not in direct sunlight."

7XWAVE Sample Sequencer


7XWAVE Sample Sequencer:Walk-through Part 1
7XWAVE Sample Sequencer:Walk-through Part 2 (Step Edits)

"This is a guide to 7XWAVE Sample Synth & Sequencer app
Explained how to choose tracks to edit sound and quick basic step editing.
Choose/import sounds, filters, trimming modulation and effects."

via the Apple Appstore

"7Xwave - a 7 track sample sequencer with synthesiser & animatable modulation features.
So many sound manipulation possibilities can be had with this whether its a funky electro backing track or crazy glitch effects.

Each track adjustable up to 64 steps.

Choose a sample, tweak the sound using envelopes & filters.

Add effects to each sound, pan, level, sample start, length pitch & filter.

Lock track parameter dials to a step or record dial movements in real time.

Export recorded loops or route audio into Audiobus or AUM etc keeping in sync with other apps using MIDI or Ableton Link.

This app was inspired by the Korg Volca & Electribes. I had so much fun with the Volca but it felt limited in memory and steps. It was a very fun sound toy & occasionally a loop maker but I wanted to be able to store more, longer patterns, and have more variation in sequences. Being a massive fan of the Korg Electribes, i looked at the recent Electribe Sampler. It was cool but just didn't seem as fun as the older Electribes plus you couldn't animate the sample start and length which to me was the best part of the Volca. So i decided to see if I can make my own app that does what i wanted. Using the knowledge i gained from 2Xb303 & 6X806 I delved deeper into audio coding. Originally an environment artist, I have had to leant alot as i go, but here after many months during a strange year of set backs, I finally finished it. I know there will be some disappointed its not AUv3 as I havent managed to find a way for that just yet. I have had great fun with this and created some cool loops and tracks myself. I dont need my Volca anymore. I hope you enjoy this too.

Techno with VCV Rack

Omri Cohen

"There's a patch walkthrough video available on my Patreon page together with the patch file -

It was all made in VCV Rack, recorded directly in VCV Rack, and I used the Midilar controller to perform the patch.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining me on Patreon -"

New 73-75 Buchla Format Nested Vector Oscillator


via 73-75

New Choral Generator Eurorack Module From nonlinearcircuits

"Triple BBD chorus module to process audio and CV."


Zoë Blade

"A brief guide to vocoders, with ."

John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer - Black

via this auction

YAMAHAH CS15D Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

1979 Korg Sigma

via this auction

Korg Prophecy

via this auction

Novation UltraNova

via this auction

Hmm.... That picture looks familiar. And no, it's not mine. I have no plans to sell my UltraNova. It is odd seeing your image in someone else's auction listing. Makes you think twice... A tip is to ask sellers to send you new images with something you specify like a note with an alias on them.

Waldorf Pulse SN 840223428

via this auction

"The Waldorf Pulse is a monophonic synthesizer equipped with three oscillators and an arpeggiator. Its 100 patch programs are divided into 59 presets, 40 user sounds and one random sound. In addition to some standard modulations, four freely routable modulation units with selectable source, amount and destination give almost unlimited possibilities for analog bass and lead synth sounds."

MSQ-100 Basic Overview (Input methods)


"This video goes through the basics of inputting notes into the Roland MSQ-100."

SN 420315 via this auction

E-MU Systems Procussion 32-Voice Electronic Percussion Module

via this auction

Korg Minilogue XD Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Cool pic.

"THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL": ABBA Mini Cover On Legendary Korg Prophecy Synthesizer (1995 Model)


"This video will demo the legendary 3-octave Korg Prophecy solo synthesizer (25 years old) by use of three default patches in a mini cover of ABBA's major 1980 hit "The Winner Takes It All". A stunning song that I simply love even though the lyrics are quite sad.

I used patch "A39 Neo Bell" for the choir voice, "A53 Mini Korg 700s" for the melody and "B07 Glass Toy" for the structure fill. Tempo is 126 BPM.

Video clips were recorded in 4K (60 fps) on a Panasonic Lumix GH5 and edited in Adobe Rush. Audio was recorded in 96 KHz 24 bit on a Solid State Logic 2+ thunderbolt 3 audio interface straight into Propellerhead Reason 9. FX like a bit of reverb, chorus, dynamics and mastering has been added to the B07 patch in post-production in Adobe Audition in order to imitate the orginal song's piano-driven 'wall of sound'."

Ambient Mood - Rain (Korg Minilogue and Moog Mother 32)


"I wanted to work with some natural ambience so I found a recording of rain I had and layered it with some ambient pads from the Korg Minilogue. The Mother 32 is playing a randomized sequence with a random tempo, which is then fed through a granular plugin which which basically smears and stretches the notes into pad-like sounds. Everything is then drowned in reverb.

I'm quite happy with the result, so I may experiment with more minimal ambient music overtop of natural sounds, like waves, wind, etc. Thanks for listening!

Download my music on Bandcamp:"

Maxon DD1000 Dual Digital Delay 80's Vintage


subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

ORCA sequencer playing random notes on the KAWAI PH50

Audio Wanderer

"Playing some random notes on the Kawai PH50 result in an improvised terror/sci-fi soundtrack"

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

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