MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CON·VER·GENCE [ MU Modular session w/ Acidlab Bassline3 + Drumatix ]


"Most of the sound from the modular system is coming from the Freestate FX adapted BRAIDS (Macro Digital Oscillator) and the Synthetic Sound Labs adapted PLAITS module they call Woven Spirits. Really cool stuff, with the Mankato filter modulated by a sample & hold."

The Modular Remedy - Dub Techno Session

"Using an MU modular system to create some dub techno. No drum machine involved."

Future Retro Revolution

via this auction

1975 "Pete's ARP Opera" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"ARP 'Pete's ARP Opera' black and white advertisement from the June 5, 1975 issue of Downbeat magazine."

Update via Steve Hofer in the comments: "From $995", to put that in perspective $995 in 1975 dollars would be $4,812.79 in 2020 dollars. Can you imagine a brand-wide synth ad "From $4,812.79"?

Clavia Nord Lead Yamaha TX7 The Monolith DX7 FM VA Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

"'The Monolith' by Rik Marston
Clavia Nord Lead 1 & Yamaha TX7 (DX7 FM Expander module)
in action playing some layered ambient PADS / FM textures!
These synthesizers are fantastic & a BLAST to play! More to come!
This Yamaha TX7 was originally owned by Mark Lindsay, former lead
singer of the 1960's Rock n Roll legends "Paul Revere & the Raiders"!
I am in LOVE with all of this DIGITAL. I love the FM textures so much!
I have a Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Sweden on the Yamaha TX7 :)

My NEW Etsy store: **AhnyxianSoundDesign** UP NOW!
selling Synthesizer Sample Packs, Ambient CD's & Meteorites"

ROLAND SYSTEM-100 MODEL 101 Analog Synthesizer SN 480653

via this auction

"Note: All Model 101 key contacts we have seen in recent times have been worn out to some degree. This unit is probably no exception. What this means is that, even after a proper cleaning, keys may sometimes re-trigger. If this bothers you, we recommend using an external CV and gate source such as another keyboard, a MIDI to CV converter, or a CV gate sequencer.

Like nearly all the high end vintage analog synths we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage synths for more than the last 2 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We’re perfectionists and don’t cut corners. Although this instrument came to us in relatively good shape, we want our items to be better than the rest and invested *many* hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be clean, working like new again and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort and is of course reflected in the higher than usual price. If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees and waiting from weeks to years, this one should make you very happy."

STAR INSTRUMENTS SYNARE 3 Analog Drum Synthesizer PS-3 SN 4416

via this auction

KORG POLY-800 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 076790

via this auction

True Trance Sounds V1 for Massive X

Igor Leus

"Buy Here! -

A year later we announced a first as such custom soundbank for the new Massive X synth, now NatLife Sounds ready to announce another thriller soundbank - True Trance Sounds V1.

91 custom-designed sounds will fully rich your needs this year. Despite the name of the bank, you will get a truly essential collection of sounds for all lines of electronic music from ACID to Synthwave. But of course the main style of this pack - goes to Trance. The creation of such a diverse sound of this library was attended by Gianfry and NatLife. As in any of our other work, we tried to open the full potential of Massive X with it's full of rich harmonics in sounds. And we hope we did it well for you.

Soundset contains 91 sounds, wich:

ARP - 10 (includes 3 ACID ARP's)
Bass - 11
DM - 1
DR - 1
Keys - 10
Leads - 42
Pads - 7
Plucks - 3
SEQ - 3
SY - 3"

FREE Novation Circuit Pack! 32 patches, 64 samples

Payton Carter

"A collection of synth patches and samples for the Novation Circuit groovebox, focused on usability and versatility.
Get it for free (or pay-what-you-want):"

Newest TAL-J-8 great Roland Jupiter 8 emulation with darkest Roland SH2 possible.


"Here is next preview of my upcoming album. Since I think hybrid is the best, here is newest Roland Jupiter 8 made by TAL playing together with Roland SH2."

"The TAL-J-8 is a very accurate emulation of the popular 80’s hardware synthesiser and calibrated after our own Jupiter 8 device. All sounds are generated in realtime without the use of any samples with the same endless modulation possibilities like the hardware and useful additional features like the calibration section that can make the filter scream.

Authentic emulation of the 80's hardware synthesizer.
Use the calibration section for extreme resonance and filter overdrive.
VCO based UNISON with stereo spread option and a full stereo signal path.
MPE support.
More than 200 factory presets by solidtrax, emptyvessel and others."

Luke Neptune ft. Kobe Neptune- Baba Ram Dass

Luke Neptune

"It's been a long time since i made a video. Since then i've acquired a new wing man. Introducing Kobe Neptune! :D
This track is dedicated to a beautiful man that the world lost last year. Ram Dass."

Sonicware Liven 8 Bit Warps - Chiptune Jam


"I'm very excited that the lovely people over at Sonicware were nice enough to send me a Liven 8 Bit Warps for free so I can make them some promotional material with it. I've spent a few days playing around with it and I've been really impressed with what I've seen so far.

At it's heart the Liven 8 Bit Warps is a wavetable synthesizer and sequencer designed to emulate the sound chips in old 8 bit computer and consoles like the Nintendo NES and Gameboy. All it's oscillators are built from tiny wavetables on just 32 samples long so they have a really gritty sound, they are even editable through the front panel by hand.

There are 4 different synth engines including an FM mode which is how I have made the drums for this track, with some harsh modulation and plenty of programming.

It has another trick up it's sleeve too which is a 4 track audio looper meaning I can load a pattern, record it into the looper and play it back along with other loops and/or the live pattern loaded into the sequencer. So plenty to build whole tracks, I have much more to explore too!"

606 Koncept Free 64-bit VST plugin instrument for Windows

SampleScience Sounds

"606 Koncept is a plugin based on a famous analog drum machine from the eighties. Each sound has been meticulously sampled and mapped according to the General MIDI convention. Vinyl, tape, and sub sound layers can be triggered on their own to add texture and depth to your drum sequences. Each drum sound can be pitch up or down using a unique summing pitch mixer.


The original 606 Drum Kit
Room reverb
Highpass/Lowpass filter
Amplitude range controls
3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato
64-bit VST plugin instrument for Windows 8.1/10"

1974 Moog White Elephant CDX-0652 Vintage Cordovox Combo Organ & Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up for sale, a 1974 Moog/Cordovox "White Elephant" CDX-0652 vintage dual manual synth/combo organ, fully serviced and optimally functional. A truly one-of-a-kind circuit, the White Elephant is not only a very rare, sonically complex behemoth, it's also a circuit that very few techs will tackle. Thankfully we've wrangled the beast, and to the tune of $1500+ worth of thorough servicing, this Elephant delivers the goods.

A joint venture between Moog and Corodovox, the Moog Satellite synthesizer was licensed by Thomas Organ for a particularly hefty price tag, and Thomas designed a circuit that integrated Moog's synth technology with traditional combo organ features, offered via the Cordovox brand as the CDX-0652. The keyboard was produced in Italy by EME, the same factory responsible for most of Vox's Italian combo organs including the Jaguar and Continental.

The synthesizer voices play only on the upper manual, while the organ voices play on both, with organ and synth sections simultaneously available on the upper manual. The CDX-0652 also includes a batch of 9 preset synthesizer voices which don't appear on a Moog Satellite. The sonic options available are vast, with banks of switches, buttons, and sliders to shape both the combo organ and Moog circuitry. The Moog bass signal can also be accessed on the lower manual and blended with the organ, and the combo organ even has a full percussion bank.

Rhodes Chroma with Expander 1982

via this auction

"Rhodes Chroma with Expander CC+ and New Power Supplies
I am the original owner of these Chromas. Studio use only from 1982 till 1984. These have been in storage until 2019. Absolutely in perfect cosmetic and working condition. Power supply mods and CC+ mods done by Chris at Electronic Innovations St. Claire Shores, MI. I doubt you will find a more perfect pair of these! Comes with original pedals and manual.'

Roland JX-8P KIWI-8P Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Kiwi-8p is an upgraded Roland JX-8P vintage polyphonic synthesizer with loads of extra features. At its core it is an 8 voice dual DCO analog synthesizer with midi, patch memory, low pass VCF, & 2 envelopes. It sounds fantastic and conjurs a wealth of classic iconic 80's sounds.

The KIWI upgrade adds tons of additional features including Arpeggiator, Sequencer, Chord mode, Aftertouch, expanded memory, additional LFO's and Envelope Generators, various key assign modes, and Midi CC & Sysex support."

Spectral Audio Neptune 2 SN 50122

via this auction

"Great Swiss made, rack-mountable monophonic analog synthesizer. It is a true analog beast, no DCOs here!

- Two Oscillators a ring modulator and distortion/fuzz.
- The LFO can be switched to audio range, so it can function as a third (or sub) oscillator.
- The synth has MIDI IN-OUT-THRU
- CV controlinput - which is switchable to CV-in or CV-out.
- There is an audio input to process other sounds through the filter, distortion... you can mix the external source with oscillator 1 and modulate everything with LFO.

It was made at a time when everything wanted to sound like the Roland TB-303 and MOOG. So this Swiss-made mutant beast goes also into Moog territory - it is much more than just a TB-303 emulator.
Remember to let it heat up to operating temperature - it takes 30 to 40 minutes in winter - but you wont regret it."

Pipa – Expressive Vocal Synthesizer


"Pipa is a singing vocal synth with a unique and different sound. It is inspired by the expression and flexibility of the human voice, but does not aim to cover all the aspects of an actual voice. Instead, it focuses on an organic and musical sound where the user has the possibility to control formants and dynamics seamlessly.

The synth engine is a crossover between a wavetable- and a granulating synthesizer, which results in a very expressive and playable instrument. Instead of using ordinary samples or processing oscillators with formant filters, Pipa uses a large database of thousands of wavetables extracted from real vocal samples. The advantage of the technique being used is that it’s possible to seamlessly morph between wavetables with proper phase alignment. This enables Pipa to continuously make transitions between pitch, formants and dynamics, which is very useful in a musical context." Find the free demo at

Test Equipement Techno with HAINBACH HAINBACH

Techno on my new modular (which is not even a synth) | TM500, Pulsar-23, Sleepy Circuits Hypno

"In which I make hard techno with the heaviest sounding modular system I know, the Tektronix TM500, and combine it with the Pulsar-23. Hypno by Sleepy Circuits provides the proper retro visuals.

My music:"

disting EX - Poly Wavetable

disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 1: Introduction
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 2: Modulation
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 3: Miscellaneous
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 4: Effects
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 5: Scala
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 6: Chords and arpeggiation
disting EX - Poly Wavetable, part 7: Sound examples

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

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