MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Goldbaby end of year free packs


"I have made 2 free packs as an early 2020 Christmas present!

The first is called Toy Record Sounds. It was created using a toy record maker manufactured by a Japanese toy company called Gakken. Designed by Yuri Suzuki, it makes small plastic records. Very, very Lofi and super fun.

There are two versions:

One contains patches for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Battery, Logic Pro and Geist. You can download it from here:

The other one is for Maschine and can be downloaded here:

The second free pack is called ND2 VS Plasma Kicks.
This pack was created using two of my favourite recent purchases, the Plasma Pedal and the Nord Drum 2. A marriage made in heaven/hell...

Download it from here:"

KAWAI SX-240 - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Gumball Sound Capsule

mitch altman

Wait for it.

"GumballSoundCapsule is a small sound-making project with 3 blinking lights.
It fits in a 50mm diameter gumball machine capsule.
Way low cost (about 1€ each if you make 10 of them).

It comes with a pre-programmed 28-second composition (which is kind of crazy). The sound is generated by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) from a wave table, so it can make complex, interesting sounds. (If you feed the output into a recorder, the sound is way cool!)

The complete documentation for this open hardware project is at:"

Roland RS-09 Organ / String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland RS-09 in great working condition with some minor cosmetic wear. Paint is chipped here and there and the "tone" slider cap is unoriginal. *Please note, the right side panel has three plugged holes. This side panel is from a ex midi-modded Roland TR-808, there are no circuit modifications to this synthesizer.

The RS-09 is an analog string and organ synthesizer. The string sound and organ sounds are nice, fatty analog sounds. The organ and string sections can be played simultaneously or individually. An ensemble/chorus effect and external sound input are welcome features. A simple 2-vco architecture, hard to make this synth sound bad!"

Roland Jupiter 4 SN 013877 w/ Custom Dust Cover

via this auction

"Jupiter 4!! Roland's first polyphonic synthesizer that kicked off the revolution of famous Jupiter and Juno synthesizers of the 80s. This lovely instrument sports that original 70s Roland synth look with the nice chunky design, shiny knobs and preset control panel below the keys, one of the later models with this aesthetic. The sound is nice and warm due to the VCOs but it is easy to see how Roland's other polysynths evolved from this point. The layout is very similar to the Junos with a simple but effective control scheme that is hard to make a bad sound with. Of course this is a very early computer controlled synthesizer as well, allowing saving of 8 user presets, compuphonic! Its truely an amazing experience playing the Jupiter 4. It is incredible sounding and such a breeze to program, don't forget the amazing ensemble effect and built in arpeggiator. The LFO can even reach up to audio rate allowing for some awesome polyphonic filter oscillator FM. Its easy to see why the Jupiter 4 is an absolute classic.

This Jupiter is in great shape for its age with normal wear and tear but no missing button caps, switches or knobs. It was recently serviced and tuned and is working just as it did 40 years ago. Message with any questions! Non-original vinyl cover included."

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Synthesizer & Case

via this auction

Some pics of the case compartments below.

Moog Taurus I

Dan Simoes

via this auction

"You may never see another one like this! Reluctantly selling this Moog - they will only go up in value. This is an early serial number, in mostly working order as far as I can tell (see video). It's complete other than the cover for the "variables" sliders, and completely original. Power cord is original. At some point it had stuck to something so the outer insulation pulled up in those two spots (shown in photo) but it's an easy fix. I left it alone."

Rhodes Chroma + Enabler + Midi Kit

via this auction

"Here is the opportunity to get a Rhodes Chroma with its Enabler in Perfect Condition !

*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

All the logic and linear circuits on the 8 cards without forgetting to solder CI supports.

All the decoupling and filtering condos, trimmers and transistors have been changed on the 8 cards.

4 CEM 3360 and 4 CEM3350 have been changed to 4 Channels.

The MOLEX connectors on the 8 cards have been changed.

All the CIs have been unsoldered and changed on the I / O BOARD and DUAL CHANNEL cards.

I reprogrammed an EPROM for keyboard management.

Of course the power supply has been changed by a new one as well as the installation of a CPU ++ card in order to control the magnificent ENABLER."

Elka Synthex MKII+ Midi IN/OUT+ Flight Case. *Serviced by Mario Maggi* (Almost Mint!) SN 1261

via this auction

"*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

Serviced by Mario Maggi Himself !!
+Midi IN/OUT
+Flight Case"

Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer +Kenton Midi+Flight case

via this auction

"*Professionally SERVICED In FULL Working order*"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS+Oled display Upgrade+16x Cartdridge+Flight Case.

via this auction

"*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

+Flight Case
+16x Ram Cartridge.
+Oled Display Upgrade.

EMS Dual VCS3-DK2 CV Interface ( serial number 1# )

via this auction

"Here is the opportunity to get a EMS Dual VCS3-DK2 CV Interface Excellent condition!

*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

+Works with Synthi Aks, A and VCS3"

EMS VCS3 ( Cloney Project ) + Flight Case (New)

via this auction

You can find demos of the Cloney in previous posts here.

End of year live jam with Ehsan and -CALC- // Novation Live


"In their final livestream of 2020 Ehsan and -CALC- come together across several continents to bring you a yuletide fireside synth chat and intercontinental live jam. With the pair 10,500 miles apart, -CALC- in his hometown of Brighton, UK and Ehsan almost exactly on the other side of the world in Melbourne this will be a lot of fun. Join us live, let us know where in the world you’re tuning in from, bring your own drinks, sit back and enjoy our end of 2020 Novation round up."

Endlesss launches Endlesss Studio - Cross Device & Cross Collaboration Music Making Platform

"Get Endlesss Studio for MacOS
Get Endlesss Mobile for iOS

Endlesss is a lightning-fast collaborative looper and social network. Build tracks instantly across mobile, laptop and desktop, alone or together with others using your own gear or built-in instruments & effects.

In this video Tim Exile builds a track from scratch in 3 minutes, handing off between laptop, mobile and desktop devices."

Getting started videos:

Endlesss Basics in 5 Minutes
Endlesss is better with friends
Share Your Rifffs on and off Endlesss

And the press release:

Connected music-making platform Endlesss is launching Endlesss Studio, a MacOS app and VST / AU plugin which expands their award-winning lockdown-busting iOS app into the world of desktop digital audio workstations (DAWs) and hardware. The new MacOS app adds deep integration with all major DAWs such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, FL Studio and more. VST and AU plugin versions, MIDI controller support and instant audio drag & drop to connect the rapid Endlesss workflow to the heart of the professional music creation environment.

Endlesss is a powerful cloud-connected multi-track looper with a large collection of performance instruments and FX. It keeps music makers in fast-moving idea development to provide a lightning-fast creative flow. Since its launch in spring 2020, the Endlesss iOS app has been used by a long list of notable creators including Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Imogen Heap, electronica giants Underworld, Kevin Drew from indie-rockers Broken Social Scene and US comedian Hannibal Buress.

Endlesss Studio comes with a broad collection of performance-optimised instruments designed to inspire creativity straight out of the box. It also includes 23 creative performance FX with instant recursive re-sampling capability. Sculpting complex and dynamic sounds in Endlesss Studio takes seconds, a process which otherwise involves hours of detailed automation and expensive plugins.

Endlesss Studio integrates seamlessly with the iOS app to enable instant handoff of the track-building flow between mobile and desktop, allowing multiple collaborators to contribute live from anywhere in the world with an instrument or their voice, hardware or software, on smart-phone or in a high-end studio.

“Studio is Endlesss’s next step in building a home for creative musical culture where creators of every skill level can connect, learn and build communities around creativity,” explains Tim Exile, musician and Endlesss CEO and founder. “As the lines between artist and fan erode, Endlesss is building an ecosystem where anyone can forge their own creative path. Whether that path leads to a tight-knit community of like-minded friends or rising to the top of the Billboard charts, Endlesss aims to put purpose and culture at the heart of music-making.”

Development of Endlesss Studio was funded by backers of their Kickstarter campaign which ran during the month of June this year. Endlesss raised £141k, becoming the 7th most-funded software campaign in the history of Kickstarter. The launch of Endlesss Studio comes months ahead of the timeline promised to their backer community, marking it as one of the few Kickstarter projects to be delivered ahead of schedule.

Endless Studio is available from today until 31st March 2021 at $99 / €99 / £79, a 50% introductory discount of the usual price of $199 / €199 / £159. A Windows version is under development and will be available in summer 2021."

Atmospheric Glockenspiel

poorness studios

"I was just messing around with my soprano glockenspiel and my modular synthesizer and somehow... I created this little atmospheric ditty. It's a very simple piece but I thought is sounded really moody. I wanted to share it with all of my followers.

Here's the unboxing video for the glockenspiel:"

Cara & Co 25-key Soprano Glockenspiel: Unboxing & Review

"After the toy piano I did a review of recently, I decided to see what other toy instruments I could find on Amazon. This soprano glockenspiel from Cara & Co is in the toys section but it's actually a pretty decent instrument.

Unboxing @ 0:57
Overview @ 2:20
Sounds @ 3:17
Summary @ 5:39

You can buy one here:"

DSI Pro 2 & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo


Modular on a Waterfall - Eurorack Ambient improvisation

nick kwas

"thought it would be funny to do a clickbait title and thumnail because i heard thats how you get views"

Hypersynth Xenophone, MODOR NF-1, ... - MIDI Live Session


"Just a little live MIDI Track. No external FX, except internal Reverb form the Antelope Orion HD 32 Gen3.


AKAI z8 (Korg volca sample Drums)
Arturia MatrixBrute (Smooth Metalized Tones)
Arturia MicroFreak (Random Lofi Voices)
Hypersynth Xenophone (Reso Bass)
Kawai K3 (Nice & Lush Chrous Pad)
MODOR NF-1 (Pan & Moving Bass)
Roland JD-XA (Analog Stabs)
Roland System 8 (High JP-8 Melo Strings)

Winterliche Weihnachtsgrüße from

Live sound design jam on Korg Wavestate - Berlin Sternwarte


"Here's a live sound design jam with the Korg Wavestate - Ambient with a touch of Berlin School.

The patch/performance is called 'WF Berlin Sternwarte' and is a part of the 'Berlin School and Ambient Construction Kit' available here:

My music on Bandcamp:

The performance uses four layers. Layer A is an arpeggiator, Layer B is a solo instrument, Layer C is an arpeggiated bass and layer D is a pad.

Layer A (arp) and Layer C (bass) use the Multi Filter and morphs between a low pass filter and a band reject (notch) filter using the Pitch Envelope, adding a nice and bouncy attack. For Layer A, I have mapped the Mod Wheel to control how much the Pitch Envelope affects Filter Morph and mapped the joystick to Filter Cutoff, Env amount and Morph amount. During the jam, I felt the need for some racheting, so I added that as I played, using the Step and Shape Sequences to trigger the Filter and Amp Envelopes. See the patch notes in the video for more details.

ROLAND JD-800 Classic Digital Synthesizer Keyboard SN AD02694

via this auction

1981 Norlin Factory Service Bulletin for the Moog Prodigy

via this auction

"Vintage 10 page Moog Prodigy Factory Service Bulletin by Norlin from July, 1981

Check out parts info on last picture

If you own a early serial # Prodigy and want to add the audio input or the later revision, you need this

Perfect for your files if you own a Moog Prodigy"

Modal Electronics COBALT8 8-Voice Extended Virtual-Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Divison 6 Mattson SQ816

via this auction

KORG 900PS mono/preset synthesizer SN 770347

via this auction

"Made in Japan, from 1975-1977, the Korg 900PS is a rare model...."big brother" to the 700S. Having twin oscillators, 37 keys (with aftertouch via the keys, or by touching the metal rail on front), 29 presets, portamento, white noise & percussive or voices, plus "harmonics" using 4 octaves (like drawbars), and the famous "traveller" (like a filter)...all this adds up to a high-performance, hands-on synthesizer.
Running @ 220/240 Vac (fixed mains cord), weight is around 13 Kgs, dims being 85 x 40 x 15 cms. Everything works, except the on/off switch does not switch off, and there are two fader caps missing. Synth has been serviced, so all faders & switches are crackle-free, and is all safe & sound inside. The wooden end-blacks were tatty, so they have been repaired, then painted in black. Generally, the 900PS is now in a "very good" condition, better than normal for a 44-y-old instrument."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Hohner Bass 3 Vintage Analog Keyboard Bass Synthesizer

Detelin Dimitrov

Emulator 2 V Arturia, played by Olivier Briand, no talk

Olivier Briand

acidlab DRUMATIX + BASSLINE3 (606/303) + Effects


"Short jam followed by explanation / tutorial about what you see & hear.
TC Electronic Brainwaves used to alter bassline synth voice."


I MEAN NO ACID (techno jam w/ acidlab's 606 & 303)

"DRUMATIX & BASSLINE3 plus TC Electronics Brainwaves.
My acid techno music releases:"

Yamaha YC61 FX Engine - Sonic LAB


"​@Earmonkey Music's Jim Heywood takes a look at the Yamaha YC61 FX section for Sonic LAB. They can ad a wide variety of additional sound design possibilities to what may initially seem like 'just' a stage keyboard."

Pink floyd "On the run" Arcaico modular cover

Arcaico Instruments

"cover of the famous song "on the run" using Arcaico Gorgone multifx and Invictus quad envelope generator"

Anyma Phi: Flute patch demo (aka “Mutaflute” sound universe)

Aodyo Instruments

It kind of sounds like a KORG Prophecy, also a physical modelling synth of course.

"In this demo, Julien Tortora is improvising with the overblowing and versatile sonic capabilities of an Anyma Phi modeled flute patch (aka “Mutaflute” sound universe).
Korg Prophecy used only as a MIDI controller for the Anyma Phi.
Pianist and composer: Julien Tortora (
Discover our Anyma Phi Kickstarter campaign and benefit from a special offer of 20% off:"

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

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