MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

ElectroTechnique TSynth - Teensy 4.1 based DIY Synthesizer


"TSynth is a low cost DIY desktop synthesizer based on the PJRC Teensy 4.1 micro-controller board. It is 12 note polyphonic, velocity sensitive with capabilities found on synths costing ten times more.
All sounds from TSynth - assembled on Live 10 with EQ, reverb and compression.
It is open source and the PCB and front panel are now available to buy on Tindie."

Details previously posted here.

Sequential OB6 Initial Patching


"Getting to know the Sequential OB6 by Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim."

PikoPiko Factory's Prophet-Mini

via @PikopikoF

"This is PikoPiko Factory's first synth piece 'Prophet-mini'! The circuitry of a legendary synthesizer has been http://recreated.In addition, we reduced the size.

This Mock-ups will be displayed on the day of #MFTokyo2020 .
#synthesizer #synth #prophet #prophet5"

Gorilla on a Synth

This one is in via Phil A

"Couldn’t resist before sending the ape off as a birthday present. As you can probably see it’s perched on an MS2000B (black-blue instead of the steel-blue of MS2k, + vocoder mic jack and some extra sounds), which is above a Polaris II (which as far as I can tell is functionally the same as the original Polaris other than having menus & shortcuts silkscreened in the back right corner, and originally coming with a 100VAC power supply for use in Japan)."


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Editions Mego @ 2020
album: Upside-down Smile


See the Ewa Justka label below for more.

YAMAHA DX7 Digital Synthesizer 1983 + JAHN SPX 1.6 Expansion | HD DEMO


"(c) 2020 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the YAMAHA DX7 digital synthesizer (frequency modulation synthesis) from 1983. I played it along with a Lexicon MPX 500 (reverb).

This DX7 has the JAHN SPX 1.6 installed. This is a great expansion from Germany, which was available in the eighties. It adds some very cool features, such as "double" mode (2 voices per key/8 voice polyphonic) and "quadro" mode (4 voices per key/4 voice polyphonic), which makes the sound really fat. These voices can be detuned like on analog synths, to make fat sounds possible. It also expands the RAM memory to 128 (4 internal banks). The MIDI OUT channel can be set from 1 to 16 (not only MIDI IN).

I bought the new backlit display from Ebay. A DX7 expanded this way sounds excellent! The DX7 MK1 is my favorite DX7 version, I prefer it over the newer DX7II, because it has the better basic sound, is simpler to use, it's better built, and has a better MIDI timing. And you have a real classic, which is heard on tons of eighties hits."

Quasimidi GIGA-Card

This one was spotted here and sent in via M Me.

Never seen one of these before. The following is the description in Dutch followed by Googlish:

"Voordat Quasimidi legendarische synthesizers uitbracht, maakten ze sound expansions voor een aantal duur segment keyboards van onder andere Roland.

Deze expansion is daar een toppunt van. 512 styles en begeleiding patches voor de E-serie keyboards van Roland. Roland heeft zelf een reeks kaartjes uitgebracht onder de types TN-SCx-xx waar maximaal 8 styles op zijn opgeslagen. Dit kastje heeft er dus 512. Deze 512 zijn opgeslagen in blokken van 8, waar via het menu telkens een andere 'kaart' kan worden ingeladen.

Ik heb zelf de E-70 gehad en er best lol van gehad. Vooral de Peter Gunn style waar dat bekende intro van Emerson, Lake and Palmer perfect wordt nagebootst en je heerlijk op kan varieren.

Dus als je nog een Roland Intelligent Synthesizer E-nogwat hebt die TN kaartjes slikt, ik raad 'm 100% aan!

De Giga-card is bij voorkeur op te halen in Zaandam, daar het een wat ouder stukje techniek is. Testen kan helaas niet want ik heb geen E keyboard meer. Verzenden is uiteraard mogelijk, maar zijn alle risico's voor de koper."


"Before Quasimidi released legendary synthesizers, they made sound expansions for a number of expensive segment keyboards from Roland, among others.

This expansion is the pinnacle of that. 512 styles and accompaniment patches for Roland's E-series keyboards. Roland has released a series of cards under the types TN-SCx-xx where a maximum of 8 styles are stored. This box therefore has 512. These 512 are stored in blocks of 8, where a different 'card' can be loaded each time via the menu.

I have had the E-70 myself and had quite a bit of fun. Especially the Peter Gunn style where that famous intro of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is perfectly simulated and you can vary wonderfully.

So if you have another Roland Intelligent Synthesizer E-something that swallows TN cards, I recommend it 100%!

The Giga-card can preferably be picked up in Zaandam, as it is a somewhat older piece of technology. Unfortunately, testing is not possible because I no longer have an E keyboard. Shipping is of course possible, but all risks are for the buyer."

The Noiseblast Hour, Episode 7: Arjun Vagale and RETCON

Arjun Vagale's Bandcamp:
Arjun Vagale's Instagram:
RETCON's Bandcamp:
Host Shawn Jimmerson's Instagram:

"A pioneer of techno in India, Arjun Vagale continues to steer the course of the country’s underground electronic movement. Known for his intense, driven and raw sound, Arjun is one of the most prolific artists to come out of Asia, and his cutting-edge productions have seen massive global reach. Receiving numerous awards and named one of “Asia’s finest underground music exports,” Arjun is an artist, DJ, producer, live act, label owner, radio show host, and all-round music entrepreneur.

Daniel Rhode creates electronic dance music under the avatar RETCON, and has released several EPs via the slashsound label. Rhode’s recording discography includes EPs and productions on slashsound, Innova Recordings, and remixes on UPA Records. Rhode’s brutal polyrhythmic techno, created under the avatar RETCON, has been exhibited in experimental venues across the east coast, such as h0l0 (NYC), slashbang (NYC), and MASS MoCA. An Orff Schulwerk certified educator, Rhode teaches elementary music at the University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with an emphasis on empowering students to create a more noisy and better world.

.-- .... .- - - .... . ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. ... .. - . .-. .. - .- ..."

Live with Instruo talking new modules, new studio tour and Q&A


"Instruo have just released their new Lion and Tain Eurorack modules, they've also recently moved into a new studio and workshop space making it the perfect time for a live stream to hang out, ask your questions, talk new modules and the new workspace. Come armed with questions for the live chat."

Eurorack Modulation Part 3: AJH Synth Sample Hold & Slew

You can find additional AJH Synth posts by DreamsOfWires here.

"Third part of an introduction to the modulation section of my AJH Synth Eurorack modular synth, which began with the Dual LFO + VCA, then the CV Mix/Offset, and now the Sample Hold & Slew module. This is an analogue Sample & Hold module on steroids, and really surprised me by how much it can do. Videos covering the Gemini Dual VCF and the Next Phase phaser module coming soon.

Thank you to all of you who bought my latest release on bandcamp since I released it last weekend, and for those who purchased any of my other albums - it helps me to fund what I do.
My music is available here:

To support this channel:"

Synth Rorschach #76

Read the labels.

Prophet Rev 2 Filter Sweeps / ARP2600 Lead - Sunday Synth Jam - Downtempo


"Downtempo Sunday Jam! 🌌 For this jam I started with the Prophet Rev2 filter sweeps and added pad layers from Omnisphere and the CS80 plugin. The Sub Phatty is taking care of the bass + the lead is Arturia's ARP2600. Finally, the drums are different samples and a Groove Agent kit. Hope you enjoy this one and have a nice Sunday! 🙋🏼‍♂️❤
Ps. What do you think of the new studio plant?🌱"

"Springbound" - Mike Pensini ft Novation Summit & Expressive E Touché

Mike Pensini

"Spring is finally in the air here in Melbourne - here's a piece inspired by this time of year, featuring the incredible Novation Summit and the very unique Touché MIDI touch controller by Expressive E!

In this track, the Touché is connected to the Novation Summit via MIDI and is setup to simultaneously control a number of parameters such as pitch bend, modulation, filter cutoff, reverb and delay FX. Everything you hear here is 2 tracks coming from the Novation Summit - no external effects have been used!

If you enjoyed this video, please like and subscribe to the channel and feel free to leave a comment below!"

Gotharman's Tiny LD // Granular Synthesizer Beats #TTNM


"Here's a granular, re-sampled, stereo beat jam with my new Tiny LD synthesizer from Gotharman! MORE INFO BELOW :-)


The Tiny LD is the small version of Gotharman's Little deFormer 3 synth & sampler workstation. It runs the same operating system and offers the same features, but with fewer physical controls and expansion options. The small size make it a nicely portable, yet super deep, granular synth all-in-one instrument.

For this jam session I created various synth, noise and drum sounds with the internal digital synth engines of the Tiny LD. I added some of its internal effects and then partly re-sampled the outcome and put it back together in a granularized fashion :D


BeatLove at Free Day #1


"Korg Monologue + Moog Mother-32"

Po-35 + Eurorack Modular


Modular //
Ornament & Crime Sequins - Sequencer
Make Noise Wogglebug - Clock
Mutable Instruments Rings- Synth Voice
Mutable Instruments Clouds - Effect
Mutable Instruments Frames - Mixer

Po-35 //
Rhythm Pattern

Live chat with Jakub Mudrák from Midilar

Omri Cohen

"Here is more info about Midilar -

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

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1980) Classic 808 Drum Beat Pattern - HQ Sound


"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980
Price: $1195

For me the Beat Queen of Hearts ever.

The demo shows some classic 808 drum pattern.
You can hear the pure 808 sound.
No external fx used. No compression.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
RetroSound Home:"

Gieskes HSS2020 Pocket Operator Compatible Synthesizer - what can it do?


00:00 intro
01:00 connections
01:09 trigger/clicktrack out
02:03 knobs & buttons
03:10 manual on the back
03:25 recording the synthesiser
05:50 banks
06:38 bank length
07:40 bank sequencing
08:33 erasing
09:20 internal effect
11:00 reset sequencer to 0
11:30 set speed
11:50 external sync input
14:16 external effects

orpho-metal noise designer | NEW MODULE for Eurorack Modular System


"Mit seinen sechs frei dimensionierbaren Oszillatoren lassen sich multiplexe Metall-Sounds generieren. In Kombination mit einer Hüllkurve etc. werden individuelle Cymbals, Rides und Hi-Hat´s möglich. Auch für intergalaktische Klangteppiche ist der „metal noise designer“ wie geschaffen. Jeder Oszillator hat einen Frequenzbereich von:

120 Hz bis 55 kHz.

Alle Oszillatoren werden am Ausgang zusammengemischt."


"With its six freely dimensioned oscillators, multiplex metal sounds can be changed. In combination with an envelope, etc., individual cymbals, rides and hi-hats are possible. The" Metal Noise Designer "is also like many for intergalactic sound carpets. Every oscillator has a frequency range of:

120 Hz to 55 kHz.

All oscillators are mixed together at the output."

Electronisounds Audio [LIVESTREAM] Eurorack Patch Lab!

Electronisounds Audio



via this auction

"61 key MIDI keyboard from Extra Deluxe MFG. It is a premium MIDI keyboard with a similar metal and wood build to high end synthesizers. It has an internal power supply (can also be powered by usb) as well as a 61 key Fatar tp/9s keybed with aftertouch. This keyboard is a good choice for anyone who wants a minimalist keyboard that is still high quality. It is in excellent condition. You will get:

61 key MIDI keyboard
power cable
usb a to b cable
usb a to c cable
original box"

This is the first post to feature EXTRA DELUXE.

Roland VC-1 V-card D-50 Linear Synthesizer board V-Synth

via this auction

"The Legendary D-50 Reborn. Roland’s new V-Cards are a series of PC Cards capable of turning the V-Synth into a variety of retro and future-oriented synthesizers. The first card is the VC-1, which magically transforms the V-Synth into Roland’s legendary D-50 L/A Synthesizer. Simply pop in the card, power up, and you’ll be taken back to the year 1987, when Roland’s D-50 ruled supreme. Relive the D-50 in all its glory—including full programmability and all the original Patches like “Digital Native Dance,” “Living Calliope” and more. Every circuit and precise detail of this legendary synthesizer has been faithfully modeled. It doesn’t just sound like a D-50, it is a D-50! Look for more V-Cards in the future. Only from Roland.

PC Card turns the V-Synth into a complete and accurate reconstruction of Roland’s groundbreaking D-50 L/A Synthesizer

Includes all original presets like “Fantasia,” “Living Calliope” and “Intruder FX”

Full programmability using the V-Synth’s touchscreen, knobs and sliders

TimeTrip Pad serves as D-50’s Partial Balance joystick

Original D-50 Patches can be loaded via MIDI bulk dump

D-50 firmware loads instantly when booted with card*

*When card is inserted, only D-50 synthesis can be accessed. Normal V-Synth functions cannot be used unless rebooted without card."

Percussa SSP Super Signal Processor

via this auction

"Latest firmware installed. Comes loaded with Rings, Clouds, and Plaits VSTs"

Cwejman S1 Mk2 2004 Battleship Grey Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer, First Batch, S/N 032

via this auction

"If you love analog and haven’t owned a Cwejman, you owe it to yourself to get one! The precision and sound is just unrivaled.

Up for sale is this Cwejman S1 Mk2 in the rare battleship grey color scheme. Its an all analog beast of a synth produced in very limited quantities and very hard to come by.

Macbeth X-Series Micromac-D

via this auction

"A masterpiece by Scottish synth designer genius Ken Macbeth, this is Ken’s take on the classic Minimoog Model D concept of a 3-VCO synth with a 24db ladder filter.

Ken Macbeth is - besides Wowa Cwejman - the best boutique analog synth builder of our time, doing everything the old-school way of through-hole solering. This is true analog!

The sound that his synths deliver is simply out of this world and the Micromac D is no exception. Despite its desktop size it packs a heavy punch. Seriously - in terms of sound this is as good as it gets.

Anyware Instruments Tinysizer SN 72

via this auction

"A full modular system in desktop format Made in Germany with 350 (!!!) patch sockets, CV, GATE and MIDI connectivity.

2 voltage controlled oscillator VCO - Oberheim SEM style
1 control voltage CV - waveformprocessor - waveshaper
11 patchble auxiliary in & outputs, bi - directional
1 control voltage CV - source
1 DSP effect, reverb & delay
3 low frequency oscillator LFO
4 CV, 6 gate, Midi interface
2 mixer & inverter & overload - distortion
3 multiples
1 white noise & pink noise
1 ringmodulator
1 sample & hold s+h
3 suboscillator
4 voltage controlled amplifier VCA linear
1 voltage controlled filter, state variable VCF - Oberheim SEM style
1 envelope follower & audio gate & microphone preamp
2 ADSR envelope generator

The unit is in great shape, no signs of use and works perfectly."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 3292

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

SN G43715 or G43215

Roland V Synth XT

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12

via this auction

Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Cases 104hp 9u Custom Maple Ply Hand Crafted

via this auction

"Two custom, hand crafted Eurorack cases for sale, 104hp by 9u, 312 total hp... Inspired by vintage NASA control consoles, made from maple ply, and finished in natural and dark mahogany. The cases are made from solid, half inch maple ply with pocket hole construction, stained then finished in satin polyurethane. These will be a great looking addition to any studio, or can easily go into to a soft case for transport. The aluminum rails have 50 slide nuts on each 3u section, modules are for display purposes only and not included. Each case measures 22.25" L x 14" W x 16" H.
Power can easily be added to these with a TipTop audio power supply with a flying bus board. There is also plenty of room inside for one or more mean well power supplies with multiple bus boards.

If you need portability, these will fit into a gig bag, search for a Gator 12 or 15 inch subwoofer bag, for instance, GPA-TOTE15, these can be found for around forty bucks. I use one of these for mine, it's a 120hp case, the 12 may work for the cases listed here, certainly the 15 will do it.

Just an FYI, the dark areas on the back and front of the light colored case are natural variations in the maple wood tone, they are not a staining anomaly!"

Bastl Instruments MicroGranny 2: "Distant Raver Edition"

via this auction

Synthstrom Audible Deluge w/ Original Box & Case

via this auction

LiveSet Ti (Techno with Deluge and analog Synthesizer Tiefenrausch


"here is a small live set which I recorded today You can hear the Deluge from Audible Synthstrom and the analog synthsizer Tiefenrausch, which is supplied with a lot of reverb by the Z5000 vion Tiptop Audio.
I recorded the whole thing on video. Since I have some videos on my Youtube channel but no commercials, I thought I would offer the set here on Bandcamp . Just like everybody likes :-)
I hope you like the music."

See the Tiefenrausch label below for more.

Psychodelic Analog Session

Andreas Remshagen

"On my way to find the perfect sound i made this Psychodelic-jamsession.
All the Instruments are DIY and they are described in the Videos before. [posted here]
--The Strings/Choir Synth 2.0 (some modifications are made, i show in my

next Vid. It is played over a Polyend-Poly2 in 'Next-mode', so it gives a
4-Voice-Polyphony playable over a Midi-Keyboard

-The analog 4-Voice Groovesynth with Arpeggiator and Akzentuator
-The Bass-Synth with Arpeggiator and Akzentuator"

Twanger - A Processing and MIDI experiment

Richard Horsman

"Today's experiment. Processing code written where touch screen on Raspberry Pi 4 senses note 'string' twangs and passes them on via MIDI to my modular synth (Expert Sleepers General CV module). Some interaction with Pi's keyboard (not seen) to add strings and change strings' tuning."

Review: Maschine Plus vs Akai MPC vs i7 MacBook Pro: 400+ questions answered...


0:00 Intro
0:40 Plus vs MK3
4:20 Plus vs 2.7ghz i7
5:50 CPU: Full songs
12:35 CPU: Samples
13:55 CPU: Drums
15:20 CPU: Plugins
22:35 Plugin params
23:40 Kontakt, Reaktor
25:10 Kontakt .NKI
31:05 Reaktor .ENS
32:25 Plus studio hub
33:50 Ext audio interfaces
35:35 MIDI templates
36:05 Locks 4 ext gear
39:00 MPC pros
42:00 Plus pros
48:25 Workflow
52:00 Arranger clips
52:50 Misc differences
53:50 Outro jam

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

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