MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

hka design digitizer (volca fm + vermona drm1)

studio snippets

See the HKA Design label below for more. They also made the pedal in black and they produced a Roland TR-707 ROM Expansion as well as TR-626 and TR-505 ROM Expansions.

Eventide Blackhole Reverb Pedal Perfect for Electronic Musicians?

Electronisounds Audio

"Somehow, the Eventide Blackhole reverb pedal sounds even better than I was expecting it to! It sounds very full, rich and lush on synthesizers and grooveboxes! I show many, many examples of what it can do to enhance and enrich sounds from a veritable smorgasbord of electronic music hardware. Come on, let's have some FUN! If you need a reverb pedal for DAW-less jamming, this is a fantastic option, Friends! Thanks for watching!"

Also see Electronisounds' Ultra Rare Quasimidi 309-Groove-X! (Klaus Schulze Edition!) video


Tame Impala - FIFA 21 World Premiere w/ a Mystery Synth

Tame Impala

What's that in the middle stand under the stand with the Rorland TRs & Oberheim Matrix-1000? It took me a little bit to figure it out. If you give up, you can see it clearly at 5:37, or in only a small handful of posts on the site here. It's an interesting one considering the brand.

projekt elektronik modular system + PPG 217 Filter

via this auction

Here's something you don't see everyday. You can find a handful of Projekt Electronik posts here.

From the listing:

Up for sale an “ultra” rare custom Projekt elektronik Modular System

Originally built only for Tangerine Dream in the 1976 from Berlin factory

Projekt elektronik + Edgar Froese's PPG 217 Filter prototype

Mungo State Zero Synthesizer: Drone


"A short clip demonstrating the polyphonic Mungo State Zero. In this first example, only 5 oscillators were used."

Check out additional Mungo State Zero Synthesizer demos in previous posts here. It was initially priced at $12,000, then $8900. I always thought this, and an Ekdahl Polygamist would make for an interesting combo. Throw in a Jomox Sunsyn for good measure. Maybe a Synton Syrinx, and OSCar [what's this?] to boot. Funny how certain synths remind you of others that remind you yet of others... Down the synth rabbit hole. This site is the ultimate synth rabbit hole. Whatever happened to that new Syrinx?

Erica Synths Drum Sequencer - Video Manual

Synth Diy Guy

Update: new video uploaded

"All the wonderful things you can do with it, and how to do them :)"

My Website:
My Patreon:

1010music Bluebox Sonicware Liven First Meet

Dj Puzzle

"Finally dropped my Sonicware Liven into the portable mix. Got a cute little groove developing here. Was stoked to show you my progress. 1010Music Bluebox at the hub of everything. Bluebox is running OS ver .8.6 still in beta testing/ dev mode. Also in the mix Pocket Operator PO-28, Volca Bass, Volca Kick, Volca Modular, 1010music Blackbox. A couple guitar pedals in the mix including WMD Geigger Counter 2. Technically everything you see here can run on battery power so this could be completely portable. I'm absolutely amazed with how well everything is syncing up. #dawless #1010music #Sonicware"

Yamaha DX200 Groovebox

via this auction

"Yamaha DX200 Groovebox - DX7 FM synth in a box with real-time controls!.

Tough to get ahold of these days!

Brilliant synth for live use - tonnes of hands-on controls geared around performance and 4 extra "free LFO's" to automate any parameter , create slowly morphing sounds or unpredictable rhythms.

Let's you download and load in any 90s DX7 patches from the internet - (there's some incredible free Aphex Twin patches if you search hard enough...)

Fully working order and in incredible shape for it's age. The encoder knob works perfectly, but I also have a spare encoder pot replacement I have for it in case it ever started jumping about, a known issue with some of these groove boxes."

Quasimidi Polymorph Synthesizer / Sequencer SE

via this auction

"Quasimidi Polymorph Synthesizer / Sequencer . From a smoke free professional studio. Fully functional and in great shape. I have had four of these and the encoders always feel loose and the parameters are jumpy, this unit must have been upgraded, because the encoders are precise and tight. I am the second owner and I believe it to be a special edition unit because of the silver color. Comes with the original power supply. It does need a new backlight , which is cheap and easy to replace, it never bothered me, thus I never did it. Thank you."

Korg Delta DL-50 SN 283464 w/ Front Panel Patch Overlay

via this auction

"Here is an incredibly clean, and complete Korg Delta. Fully functioning, with dust cover and both the programming and blank prgramming overlay cards. Essentially scratch free on the chassis, other than the scratch below the keybed. Undercarriage has some wear and is missing a foot. It does get to tune, but could most likely use a calibration, but as stated earlier, is fully functioning from new. Dark spot in pics are from a camera anomaly."

Waldorf Microwave SN 900340

via this auction

Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Hardware Cover feat. Novation SL MKIII, OB-6, P12, Typhon, and DRM1

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"I had been using my SL MKIII mostly for it's MIDI controller qualities, but wanted to become more familiar with it's sequencer - they recently released an update where you could use an arpeggiator on each channel of the sequencer and I wanted to see what I could do with that.

***gear used***

- Novation SL MKIII to sequence, control the vocoder, and opening the filter of the synths
- Sequential OB-6
- Sequential Prophet 12 (used in multi mode)
- Dreadbox Typhon
- Vermona DRM MKIII
- Electro Harmonix V256
- Walrus Audio Mako D1
- The Pill
- Strymon Deco"

X-plorations Vol 1 - Patches 1 to 32 - Sequential Prophet X


"Out December 2020

Here is the 1st of 4 Videos, highlighting Patches 1 to 32 of Xplorations Vol 1 for the Sequential Prophet X. I decided to do a Bank for the Prophet X, however I went and Sampled a variety of Oscillators from the Synths that I own, including Moog ONE, Dreadbox Erebus, Moog Sirin, Matriarch and much more.

I've sampled the Oscillators wide open and every Key across a 61 note range and used the Synthesis capabilities of the Prophet X. I have also utilized some of the Factory Content, such as Strings and Choirs for some of the Patches, as well as the on-board Oscillators.

Many Patches are Stacked or Splits, however many use the fantastic Stereo Filter for Evolving pads, Strings, Leads, Bass and so much more."

New LFOstore Soundset Demos

Find them at

DSI Prophet-08 "Polyrhytmos" performed by Chronos
Novation KS-5 "Cosmic Dream" Performed By Chronos
Roland JP-8000 "Voice Truth" Performance By Chronos
Access Virus TI "Times String" Performed by Chronos
Korg DW-8000 - "Wide Pad" Patch
Korg Wavestation "Venus Pad" Performed by Chronos
Korg Karma - "Unearthly Atmospheres" Performed by Chronos

SOUNDMIT 2020 - Exhibitor - Moon Modular - Interview


A Nerd is Born

Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Mary Lock animates and creates an original soundtrack, based on Alan R. Pearlman's own visual biography, the famed inventor of the ARP Synthesizer.
(Made for the Alan R. Pearlman's 95th birthday commemoration)"

Korg SQ-64: First quick jam


First time quick jam with the SQ-64, techno of course!

SQ-64 sequencing the Intellijel Atlantis, Plonk and Endorphines Blck Noir. TR-09 is MIDI synced to the SQ-64. All sounds and effects via the modular. Nothing too serious just wanted to have a play before delving deeper.

Was lucky enough to play with a pre-release unit @Noisegate This will be ace, very performance orientated!"

Choir Drone - AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914 & Wave Swarm (Analog Eurorack)


"A patch I created whilst working on my next album using the 2 AJH VCOs and the Wave Swarm into the Fixed Filter Bank 914. Some great choir-like timbres and drones can be had from this combination."

Dissecting the Sandwich


"Now that we have a rich, crunchy, creamy Reel of PBJ Sounds from last week's "Sandwich Time" video [posted here], let's talk about some of the ways we can use them!

Get the Reel at the link below, and please share your results and ideas in the comments!"

How to Make Electro House (Novation Circuit)

Gabe Miller Music

"In which I walk you through how to make electro house drops and breakdowns on the Novation Circuit and in general (both modern EDM and complextro inspired drops, plus some progressive house as well). And yeah, I've been on a video game music kick lately, so there's a strong Pistol Whip vibe in the thumbnail and music itself.

00:00 Intro and the first drop
00:57 Layering
02:03 Drums
03:08 Leads/bass
04:47 Call and response
05:53 Pitch bend
07:23 Sidechain
07:41 Building into a full song
08:42 Complextro drop
11:03 Breakdowns
13:18 Progressive house drop"

Rik Marston Dark Night Of The Soul 2020 FULL CD Synthesizer Electronic Music

Rik Marston Official

NewLoops Black Friday Sale

via supporting member, NewLoops

BTW, be sure to check out the sponsor banners on the right for Black Friday deals.

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ENHANCIA launches Neova, the MIDI Ring Controller

Discover Neova - Your Instrument is ALIVE - Enhancia

You might remember Neova from previous posts here.

"Neova MIDI Ring Controller provides musicians with a new form of musical expression by allowing them to control MIDI-compatible devices using natural hand gestures mid-air. Neova is composed of a ring and a hub. The ring recognizes your motion and sends all the information to the hub through a proprietary wireless protocol optimized for low latency. The hub embeds a charging system that allows it to refill the battery of the ring. The hub can be connected to any of your favorite synthesizers or a computer using standard MIDI or USB.

A perfect way to express yourself

After a simple setup process, musicians are ready to start playing or controlling their instrument in a manner which perfectly complements their existing technique. Intuitive hand movements connect a musician to the ring’s software-based gesture library, including Vibrato, Pitch Bend, Tilt, and Roll—each generating expression information which is sent to the connected MIDI device. The ring’s proprietary and patented ultra-low-latency wireless technology, eight times more reactive than Bluetooth, provides the sensation of a perfect connection between musician and sound source.

You can preview each gesture on this video:

Neova is natively recognized as a MIDI controller by your computer and interfaces with any DAWs. It can also be used as a standard controller on any synthesizers (analog & digital) compatible with MIDI protocol over MIDI Din connector.

The Neova Dashboard is the ultimate software designed to meet your every musician requirement. Its intuitive and simple interface will let you endlessly tailor your own presets to your slightest preference. Infinitely configurable and upgradable, the Dashboard is your companion for an immersive and breathtaking emotional experience.

Zero exception, zero compromise, zero concession. Defying the norms, the Neova Hub guarantees a seamless fit with your hardware and software synthesizers.

Your user experience has never been so simple and intuitive."

Oberheim Matrix-12

via this auction

"This machine is an late-made American-made model with Aftertouch, in incredible, serviced condition. It has always been a studio machine, and looks it. I had it fully overhauled by Analogics in 2015, which included preventative recapping of most capacitors and clearing the ubiquitous CPU error. Since then it has performed flawlessly--all buttons, knobs, and keys work perfectly, and the display is bright. The only technical aspect to mention is some minor transformer hum, which is common on all Xpanders and Matrix-12s.

And not only will you receive a 100% working unit, I will also include all the critical spare parts I have acquired over the years. This includes, 10! hard to find CEM3374 chips, 9 x CEM3372 filter chips (matched to the current revision inside the machine), several NOS replacement buttons, AND hardest to find of all, a brand new drop-in screen replacement. These were made a few years ago by and English company--they no longer make them (I got the last one!). Given how reliable this machine is, you will unlikely need to use any of these parts in the near future, but they will be there in case you do. Also comes with its own custom-made hard case."

Percussa SSP Super Signal Processor

via this auction

Studio Electronics SE-1X Analog Synthesizer SN 3596

via this auction, also on Reverb

Stack of Star Instruments Synare Drum Synths

via this auction

"Synare drum synth modules in non-working condition. Low Tom, High Tom, Bass Drum and Tympany. Also included is a Synare AC adapter. They output some noise but not much else."

Roland TR-606 Drumatix w/ Decksaver Cover

via this auction

YAMAHA SHS-10B - Black Model Keytar w/ Original Gig Bag SN 461041

via this auction

Yamaha SHS-10 FM Keytar Synthesizer SN 253335 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

Solton TS3 Arranger + Synthesizer Demo


Pics of the inside below. Note the circuit board mounted on the side. Never seen that before.

via this auction


Polyphony: sounds Chord 1/2, bass monophonic.

Automatic Accompaniment: 48 preset Styles, one variation per each, insert and intro / ending, 43 drums, bass, two chord tracks.

Arrange Modes: User Arrange, Fingered, Manual (no one finger system), 112 presets, 99 registrations.

Storage device: ROM card, RAM card, MIDI dump.

Audio: line-out: bass, rhythm, headphones, .

Connections: MIDI In / Out / Thru, Footswitch, Switch, Power Supply (External)"

Casio, CZ 230S, Synthesizer, Vintage, Sound-Demo, Preset-Patches

M. Schmied

"Sound from the rare Casio CZ-230S Digital Preprogammed Synthesizer with Strymon BigSky Cloud-FX. All Sounds are Preset-Patches!!"


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North Coast Synthesis - MSK 013 Middle Path VCO


"We were asked several times if we could shoot a video for this module, now it's ready - our video for the Middle Path VCO. We combined this excellent VCO with the Leapfrog Filter and a Natural Gate - to get some classic lowpass gate sounds from this massive dual VCO.

North Coast's complex VCO is comfortable on a journey to the East or the West. It contains two triangle-core VCOs, each with four waveforms and standard V/octave control.

As basic VCOs running independently these can be the heart of a traditional subtractive East Coast synthesizer. But the Middle Path's oscillators can also be used together, with or without sync, to drive its unique multi-output Gilbert-style sine shaper. The shaper, which can also take external input, offers wave shaping, distortion, folding, phase modulation including through-zero, and imitation stereo. These effects take the sound into West Coast territory.

A very nice complex/dual VCO with a massive sound and very solid build quality."

Moog Semi-Modular Synthesizers: Interconnectivity IV

Moog Music Inc

"Six instruments from the Moog semi-modular family of analog synthesizers (Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, 2x DFAM, and Subharmonicon) connect together showing their strength as an interconnected system.

In this patch, Subharmonicon serves as a master clock, distributing sync signals to the Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, and two DFAMs. The patch begins with the Subharmonicon playing a slow-moving chord progression, processed through Grandmother’s spring reverb. The first DFAM plays a dynamic high hat pattern, while the second DFAM provides a kick and snare to anchor the composition. Mother-32 generates a straightforward bass line, while its assignable output randomly controls the depth of envelope modulation routed to its filter. Matriarch provides a pad to fill in the mix, with a touch of vibrato from the modulation section, as well as some analog delay. Finally, Grandmother rounds things out with a simple counter melody to tie the composition together."

Modal COBALT8 MPE noodle

Molten Music Technology

"Testing out the MPE functionality of the Modal Electronics COBALT8. I'll do a proper video on it soon but for now, here's a patch I setup for MPE and a bit of messing about to give you an idea of what it can do.

Slide (forwards/backwards) was mapped to the filter cutoff and Pressure was mapped to the spread on the 2nd algorithm and brings in intervals and octaves."

Cobalt8 - 8 Voice Synthesizer - Full Sonic LAB Review


"For patches and extra video- see our Patreon:

First thing you notice about the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 is that it's very photogenic, a lovely shade of blue. That and the striking similarity between it and the Argon8 with which it shares the DSP driven 8 voice polyphony, voice spread feature (8 Osc per voice), three effects slots and other common elements such as the sequencer and arpeggiator. It also features the signature Modal Electronics joystick found on the Argon8 and it's other, older high end synths.

We take a longer, more detailed look at the new poly.

00:00 Intro
03:42 Oscillators
08:42 Drift and Voice Width
11:00 a few sounds
13:31 Filter
17:55 LFOs
21:17 Mod Slots
21:45 Sequencer
25:35 FX
27:45 I/O
28:32 Conclusion"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Korg SQ-64 Sequencer - first play & review w/ Molten Music Technology

Molten Music Technology

"Here's my first jam on the Korg SQ-64 sequencer. No manuals were opened or tutorials viewed I just got stuck in and made a sequence into my Eurorack. Dead easy to use with some very interesting and playful performance options under the Shift button. This is going to be good! Full review coming soon."

Korg SQ-64 Poly Sequencer review
Molten Music Technology

"Here's my review of the Korg SQ-64 hardware sequencer with 4 channels of CV/Gate or MIDI/USB up to 8 voices, 64 notes and lots of other numbers too. And yes, I got my isometrics and isomorphics muddled up.

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:16
Steps and Gates - 6:43
Adding Pitch - 8:15
Scale - 10:04
Gate length - 10:24
Step division/ratchet - 10:34
Gate tie - 10:45
Slide - 11:00
Offset - 11:27
Probability and alternate notes - 11:41
Mod Mode - 12:46
Loop Mode - 14:29
Track D for Drums - 16:01
Performance playback controls - 17:56
Fill - 21:17
Play modes - 25:30
Keyboard mode - 26:13
MIDI Polyphonic sequencing - 26:56
ARP mode - 29:04
Control mode - 30:06
Annoyances - 30:39
Quick jam - 32:59
Conclusion - 40:15"

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