MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Live In The Garden

Live In The Garden from VGU39 on Vimeo.

equipment: Macbeth "Elements Synthetizer" - Eventide "H9" © 2020 VGU39

Sacred Nights 1st draft

Sacred Nights 1st draft from John Durbin on Vimeo.

Verbos HarmOsc

Verbos HarmOsc from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

After a long time I once again used a Max/MSP filter without any Gen~ support - and found it to sound amazingly good - especially when combined with the roughness of the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator.

In combination with a Formant Filter the partial tone sliders are especially helpful, because they emphasize the natural voice sound.

Buchla 281 vs ESX-8CV

Buchla 281 vs ESX-8CV from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

Vintage SLM P-700 Pedal Bass Analog Bass Synthesizer Made In Italy

via this auction

"Pedal is in good condition with some tape residue on front. Low noise etc, and even comes with the bag. Bag has seen better days as it’s made of vinyl, but still zips and holds the synth."

You can find demos in the archives here.

Oberheim OB-Xa 8 Voice, 120 Programs, MIDI SN 822301

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim OB-Xa, 8 Voice Version.
120 Programs
Kenton MIDI mod
Owner's Manual, Service Manual, MIDI mod manual, 120 Patches guide

All voices work, however it definitely needs some adjustment and tuning. Some scratches and paint chipping on top and front casing. Priced to sell for anyone willing to give it some TLC.

Some scratches and paint chipping on top and front casing."

DreamsOfWires 'Lost soundtracks' Available now - Analog Synth Horror Music


"8 tracks, all analogue synths, 6 recorded as live sessions, 2 early tracks re-mixed/re-recorded, inspired by some of the horror/sci-fi/dystopian/creepy movies of my youth.
Available here:
See album description on Bandcamp for more details."

"A collection of recordings from the 'DreamsOfWires' YouTube channel inspired by various horror, sci-fi, or otherwise 'scary' movies I remember from my youth, and by the soundtracks of many, which were often low-budget, spartan scores performed on analogue synths, sometimes consisting of just one or two instruments or layers.

I thought it would be fun to see what simple compositions I could create with just two sounds, played in real-time and recorded as live sessions.

Tracks 1-6 were performed on an AJH Synth modular analogue synth, and all except track 5 were partly 'generative', using no sequencers, just combined modulation sources to generate rhythmic parts, and either a keyboard or pitch-controlling module to change notes, in order to create simple tunes. More details can be found in each track's description.

Tracks 7 & 8 were originally recorded in 2011, and in the conventional layering/overdubbing manner, but I located the original source files and re-mixed them, changing some of the sounds. These versions are exclussive to Bandcamp. More details can be found in the description of each track."

Silent Strike - Oscilloscope Play

Silent Strike

1. Synthstring
2. Jellyfish
3. Butterfly

A Buchla Minute

Todd Barton

"Transformations of a single sequence/single oscillator.
Sending All Pulses out of the 250e to 3 281e Function Generator the EG from 1 to 292e Dynamics Manager (i.e.a VCA), EG 2 stacked onto CV In on the 261e, EG 3 to Timbre In on the 261e and LFO from the Mod Osc to High Order on the 261e. Checkout my Patreon at"

Arturia POLYBRUTE Demo by Olivier Briand

Olivier Briand

New Landmark SSI2130 VCO Chip from Sound Semiconductor

The press release:


First New Electronic Music VCO IC in Decades

September 16, 2020 – Sonora, California – Sound Semiconductor today announced the first new audio-band Voltage Controlled Oscillator (“VCO”) integrated circuit in decades, the SSI2130.

The SSI2130 VCO provides unprecedented performance and features for electronic music systems, audio function generators, or other devices that require high-integrity audio waveforms. Based on a precision- generated triangle core, the SSI2130 also produces saw, reverse saw, pulse with width control, and open- collector square wave outputs. Great care was taken to provide glitch-free waveforms.

In addition to buffered voltage outputs, the triangle, saw, and pulse signals are internally routed to a five- channel VCA mixer with two auxiliary inputs. The mixer output is current-mode for easy summing with additional SSI2130 VCO’s and connection to current-input voltage controlled filters such as the SSI2140 and SSI2144.
The SSI2130 also includes a sine shaper that provides a low-distortion sine wave from the triangle output, and a unique “time reverse” pin enables through-zero FM and PM synthesis with the addition of comparator, dual op amp, and handful of discrete components.

The analog multiplier has excellent exponential performance over a ten-plus octave range, and on-chip temperature compensation outperforms all previous VCO IC’s. Exponential input setup is easily accomplished through one or two trims in analog systems, or automated by CPU-based systems. Both hard and soft sync are offered.

The SSI2130 is packaged in a 32-lead QFN package and requires minimal external components. Pricing is $2.25 at 1k pieces and the SSI2130 is in stock now. Samples and an evaluation board are available to qualified OEM’s; hobby and DIY enthusiasts are served through a growing network of Sound Semiconductor’s authorized resellers.

"Our design team has been anxious to develop a new-generation VCO,” stated Dan Parks, President of Sound Semiconductor. "We knew the SSI2130 was going to be good, but it greatly exceeded expectations."

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians and technologists with the goal of developing affordable, high- performance integrated circuits for music creation. For more information, please visit

Cosmic Rays Music - Prototype Realtime Score and Sequencer Software

Giorgio Sancristoforo

"Working at the prototype of my cosmic rays realtime score and sequencer software.
The software is connected to a muon particle detector that sends realtime data to the computer. The ADC values are converted to MIDI notes as well as fingering for my ancient greek kithara (κιθάρα). I will use this software and detector for my forthcoming ambient music performance κόσμος (Cosmos)."

NonComplete - No Man's Land // Vocoder Electro Pop (Music Video)

Synth & Sundry

"An electropop track with vocoder vocals for your listening pleasure. I composed this with the Elektron Octatrack, Analog Four, Roland JV880, Eurorack Modular. These synthesizers and samplers were recorded into Ableton Live using an RME Fireface UFX audio interface.

I mixed and added additional melodies in Ableton Live using native virtual instruments like Wavetable and Operator as well as a third-party VST plugin: Fury 800 which emulates the Korg Poly 800. The vocals recorded with a Shure SM48 and were processed with Ableton Live's vocoder and effects.

Track title: No Man's Land
Music written and recorded by NonComplete (J.Santaeularia) for Synth & Sundry
Video shot and edited by NonComplete (J.Santaeularia) for Synth & Sundry using Canon EOS 700D / Rebel t5i and Final Cut Pro X

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Overlooked Module #7: Erica Fusion (Tube) Ring Modulator

poorness studios

"It's been a while since I did an episode of Overlooked Modules. This time, I take a closer look at the Erica Fusion Ring Modulator. This tube module is capable of simple ring mod tones or complete sonic insanity. It's definitely a cool module and one that probably doesn't get the credit it deserves."

Overlooked Module posts by poorness studios

Touch Macro Micro Sequencing


"Plenty of modern music tools have more than one so-called sequencer, and so we can easily use one sequencer to arbitrarily sequence another sequencer. Sequence sequencing!!"

SoundsDivine 'Pure & Simple' - Modal Electronics Argon8


"Preview of the presets from the 'Pure & Simple' soundset for Modal Electronics Argon8 synthesizer.
For more information, please follow the link below:

#modal #argon8 #presets

00:00 Intro
00:10 Preset Demos"

Dreadbox Typhon Mono Analog Synth

via this auction Shuttle System Eurorack Synthesizer

via this auction

SX-150 synth / SX-150 Mark ll synth / Mini Electronic Guitar

via this auction

Stylophone type synths that came with the Japanese Gakken magazine back in the day.

"1: SX-150 Synthesizer...

cutoff + switched resonance control
pitch envelope
LFO wave
LFO rate
attack and decay
hi / lo volume switch
external source input
internal speaker
takes 4 x AA batteries

2: SX-150 Mark II Synthesizer:

cutoff and resonance control
attack / decay
pitch envelope
LFO wave
LFO rate
LFO depth
on / off / gate switch
line in / line out
internal speaker
takes 4 x AA batteries

electronic Guitar:

the guitar has steel strings and a pickup like a regular electric guitar
internal speaker + 1/4 inch jack output socket
on / off volume control
takes 2 x AA batteries

all three items are in excellent condition and fully functional
no batteries are included"

Korg Prophecy Used and Signed by Joe Zawinul in 2005?

via this auction

Update: be sure to read the comments at the bottom of this post. The signature does not appear to match others online. Do an image search for Joe Zawinul signature and see for yourself.

Description from the original listing:

"In good condition, with the original phosphorescent adhesive tape used by Joe Zawinul.

Used by Joe Zawinul in concert at the Big Mamou club in Bucharest in 2005.

Having the fluorescent adhesive tape used by Joe Zawinul to mark the buttons, it has been carefully cleaned.

Joe Zawin signed on the back of the instrument.

The last photo is from the concert where Joe Zawin gave autographs.

The synthesizer works perfectly."

Roland System 100M

via this auction

Visible SNs:


Looks like the system posted here.

Korg MS-02 SN 107403

via this auction

Korg MS-50

via this auction

Korg VC-10 Vocoder w/ Mic

via this auction

Marion Systems Tom Oberheim SEM patch panel SN 0823

via this auction

"Tom Oberheim SEM patch panel. This is the version for full integration into modular systems: extensive patchbay allows CV/gate control as well as output of a wide array of the SEM's controls. No MIDI!
Technically fully functional and mint cosmetic condition."

Oberheim OB-XA SN 824213 w/ Encore MIDI

via this auction

"Fantastic condition, great sound and a truly classic synth!
OBXa comes with ENCORE MIDI.
ITEM is really heavy, will be packed by a professional via DHL/UPS.
NO butchering of case, wood sides, just installation of MIDI on back panel for modern integration.

Serviced by Rosen Sound in 2019 here is a list of the work that has been done -

- All voice cards removed, recapped, and new 28 turn INIT tuning trimmers added
- Both voice card motherboards removed and reflowed solder to the aged wave solder joints
- Replace ALL TL084 opamps, CD4051 MUX, and CD40174 flip flops on the CPU boards, all very common failing components.
- Selectively replace matched resistor sets for CV's between top and bottom boards
- Re cap PSU and add multi turn trim pots for the -5 and +15 lines
- Re cap both CPU boards
- Service left hand controls
- Replace common failing DIP switch on front panel, clean all pots
- Changed the power switch to an original carlington style switch
- Full calibration of all computer functions and analog functions
- Perform all needed factory updates for noise level and volume between voices, etc."

Roland Jupiter-8 Fully Restored and Mint!

via this auction

"This mint, one-owner 12-bit Roland Jupiter-8 (serial #141xxx) just went through a complete custom restoration by synth experts from the ground up. Not simply “serviced,” it was rebuilt to look and perform like a factory fresh machine.

Restoration includes:

Full power supply rebuild
New power cord
New tact switches
New slider gaskets
New battery
Complete slider, switch and key contact cleaning
Complete factory calibration and tuning

It’s rare to see a Jupiter-8 in such perfect cosmetic shape, but even rarer to have one serviced and rebuilt to this level. No expense was spared. It is rock solid and ready for the next 40 years of playing!

NOTE: This synth does not have MIDI, as the owner did not want to alter its pristine factory condition."

Analog Modular Synthesizer - Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)

Stephen Mendes

"Classical music on synthesizers. Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke (1670 - 1707). Played on 5 MIDI channels and using over 60 patch cables."

Hear the Arturia PolyBrute sound amazing.


"(Skip to 30:13 for sound demos!) Hang out and I’ll demo you the mind-expanding analog ultrasynth that is the Arturia PolyBrute. It can get deep, and I barely scratch the surface in this, but most importantly, it sounds completely off the hook. So let’s get sound exploring!!

Note: There’s a mixture of my own custom sounds and presets in this. Also - the flicker on the screen and LEDs doesn't exist in person, it's just a symptom of my camera frame rate! Also note - there is no external processing on the synth beyond a bit of compression, you're only hearing its internal effects, with its built-in stereo spread (which is analogue).

PS. In part I work for Arturia in my day job, hence having access to this and making a demo!! I would very much like to keep it. Dear Arturia, please may I keep it.

00:00 Intro Montage
03:50 PolyBrute In a Nutshell
05:28 Oscillator
10:38 Steiner Filter
13:32 Ladder Filter
16:42 Making Matrix Modulations
18:42 Modulating Modulations!
19:58 Reverb
21:03 Delay
21:54 Modulation FX
23:12 Morph
27:21 Morphee!
29:13 VST Editor
30:13 Sound Demos!"

Volca Drum + iPad In The Woods (Ambient Jam)

Perplex On

"Please enjoy this little ambient electronic jam in the woods using Korg‘s Volca Drum and an iPad loaded with #Aparillo, #Continua, #Borderlandsgranular, #ScaleBud and #Mozaicapp. #Mozaic is loaded with a patch called #Chordial which is modulated by Rozeta LFOs for changing inversion and voicing of the chords throughout the song."

The lost sound demo files of Waldorf Iridium


"Another sound demo for our Waldorf Iridium Synthesizer - no external effects and processing was used."

New System Coupe by ALM Busy Circuits


"ALM/Busycircuits is pleased to announce the ALM System Coupe - our first complete modular synthesis system. A unique modern approach to audio production featuring pattern creation and sequencing, modulation, sampling, numerous sound sources and DAW integration combining analog and digital technologies in a unique fully patchable fun, flexible & creative environment.

Use the Coupe as a creative tool to create new original musical ideas and phrases, an enjoyable pursuit to take on travels, a flexible instrument for live sets or imaginative first, or ongoing, steps into modern modular synthesis. The System Coupe works great on its own or in partnership with your existing set up.

The Coupe consists of a powered case populated with a curated set of ALM modules - some new, some proven classics. All the modules are special editions, with grey panels, white screens, magenta and blue knobs and a custom compact 84hp case.
Unique new modules include a basic Mult, ‘Milton’ - a line level input, a buffered mult, a mixer and attenuator, and the ‘MCF’ a multimode analog filter.

Shipping NOW. Expected RRP £1799 . Available from ALM stockists worldwide."

Check with the dealers on the right.

Building A Track: MFB / Wurlitzer Drums & Eurorack Modular Synth

isvisible isinvisible

"Working on a track and thought I'd share the different elements as they're added to the track.

Various modular drum sounds - Strymon Magneto.
Wurlitzer Swingin' Rhythm - Intellijel Springray.
MFB 501.
Music Thing Chord Organ - Doepfer LPG & Frequency Shifter.
Livewire AFG - Doepfer LPG, Marshall Time Modulator.
Synthesis Technology E350 - Doepfer Vactrol Filter, ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky.
Neutron Sound Orgone Accumulator - Doepfer Vactrol Phaser, ZVex Fuzz Factory."

disting EX - Filter Bank & Dream Machine

Expert Sleepers

disting EX - Dream Machine

Teenage Engineering POM 400 - Speedy jam

Molten Music Technology

"A sequence, a drone and some randomisation pulled from the POM 400. Some reverb and delay was added to the outputs otherwise it's all from this weirdly wonderful machine. Full review coming soon."


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