Wednesday, March 31, 2021

MarsJam Korg Kronos Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7 DX7 Juno-60 Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"'MarsJam' Korg Kronos Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**No Talking!** ***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

Roland JU-06A (Juno-60) + Yamaha TX7 (DX7) "MarsJam".
I am using the Korg Kronos as a sequencer & drum machine in this video.
Analog Drum Kit is coming from the Korg Kronos
Both JU-06A + TX7 are on MIDI channel 1. Simple synth layer & sequence!
Both synths give that vintage flavor without breaking the bank!
The TX7 is fantastic for having a DX7 to work with & the JU-06A
is great for having the JUNO-60 + JUNO-106 in one for the money!
I have a new meteorite I found near Rockport, Colorado on the TX7.
Hard to see thru all the space FX but you will get to see it again soon! :)"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

Synth Under Water with Moog One

video by Chris Hunt

"Please grab your swim suit and enjoy this magical underwater journey with the Moog One. This patch has three layers played simultaneously: bubbles, turtles, fish

00:00​ Hello, and welcome
00:23​ The water is fine
01:10​ Almost out of breath
02:00​ Meanwhile, on the beach
02:50​ The ocean calls again
03:15​ It calls us all
04:01​ And it's alive
04:54​ With turtles
05:35​ And fish
06:13​ Thanks, have a towel

If you want to play with these sounds, this 'Under Water' patch for the Moog One can be downloaded (free) here:​"

Music Thing Modular CONTROL - Build Video

video by Thonk Synth DIY

"Tom Whitwell takes you through how to build the MTM Control module.

Buy Control here -​"

Mystery Model 101 Vocoder

This one is in via supporting member, David Bivins who currently put it up for sale on eBay here.

He picked it up used at a Japanese auction site, and unfortunately does not know the history behind it. I've never seen it before. If you know anything aobut it, primarily who made it and when, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

via David in the listing: "Very cool looking vintage 10-band vocoder. Does not work and is missing parts - for one thing, there is no power supply! I purchased it this way and have decided I do not have the time to devote to repairing it."

You'll find some pics of the inside below.

Update: it was listed on a Japanese auction site as an E.E.W. Model 101 Vocoder. E.E.W. stands for Eizuka Engineering Workshop 永塚策英 Japan Yokohama according to @analogjimmy.

via Wikipedia Japan: "From this work, Ito has released a wind synthesizer called 'TAKECON-1', which is a special order made by EIZUKA ENGINEERING WORKSHOP, as 'OMENS OF LOVE' (using TAKECON-1 + TAKECON-1 sound source) and 'PRIME' (TAKECON-1 +). Used in TAKECON-1 sound source)."

If you search online for Eizuka Engineering Workshop you will find a few additional references.

Directly below is a video of the TAKECON-1 mentioned above. It's a Lyricon wind synthesizer according to @analogjimmy.

Update2: via @Siempre_La_Luna

"I've gone down this rabbit hole before. EEW made some wind synths and utility rack gear. Seems like it was a small company. The name I've seen associated with EEW is Sakuhide Nagatsuka but I have no idea the relationship. Some EEW gear was apparently sold via retailer Ishibashi."

According to that thread, it's possible Sakuhide Nagatsuka passed away based on some online discussions.
video by ガレージ99札幌店 - note this video is for the TAKECON-1 by Ito, and not the Model 101 Vocoder.

Prophet 6, CHORAL GLASS PLANT, analog synthesizer

video by Bob I. Gomez

"Over ten years on YouTube & over 200 videos of original music.

This one using my Preset 106 on the Prophet 6 synth, is called Choral Glass Plant."

Novachord sound using Rhizomatic Plasmonic

video by Anthony Distefano

"Novachord preset I made using Plasmonic"

The Fantastic Pikes - The Synthesizer Sound Machine

videos by Иван Денисов

"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"-"Mozart 40 "
"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"-"Boccherini,s Minuet"
"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"- "Telstar"

Pics via Amazon

ARP 2600 in the background.

1 x Vinyl LP, Album
Germany 1972

A1 - Bottoms Up (2:56)
A2 - Mouldy Old Dough (2:42)
A3 - Boccherini's Minuet (3:12)
A4 - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (3:34)
A5 - Mozart 40 (3:05)
A6 - Popcorn (2:29)
B1 - House Of The Rising Sun (4:40)
B2 - Heykens' Serenade (2:06)
B3 - If You Could Read My Mind (3:18)
B4 - La Journée (2:58)
B5 - Ghostriders In The Sky (2:31)
B6 - Telstar (2:30)

Demo Mother 32 Arp C minor

video by Benjamin Jimenez

"Moog Mother 32 + Reverb Valhalla"

New Buchla Programmable Octal Signal Source Model 360 Coming from Roman Filippov

"Soon. Can’t tell much more details yet"

Roman Filippov as you know is the man behind Sputnik Modular, Black Corporation, and various Buchla DIY projects. Black Corporation is focused on full blown desktop synths including Deckard’s Dream, Kijimi, Xerses, as well as some erurorack adaptations of various components of these synths. Sputnik focuses on Roman's line of primarly west coast inspired eurorack modules. Roman has also offered one-off creations of classic designs for the DIY market.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: "It has stereo, quad outputs as well. Will be 8 voices, 3osc per voice with built in enveloppe and VCAs - fully 24osc synth (shouldn't the VCA be LPG on the OG?). Inputs wil be via digital buss from 221r. You'll have to have both modules to make 360 funtcionnal. Also coming this summer. 300 computer open source module is also in the works."

An update from Roman sent my way via Soviet Space Child.

"The 360r will have 15 programmable outputs with full control from the 221r (standard midi messages), it uses a 16-core mcu/dsp by XMOS and 24b/216KHz 16ch codec by Cirrus Logic.

The 221r will have midi and usb i/o and 4x digital ports for communication with the other modules. It also uses a combination of accelerometer and gyroscope for the bend function. also i hope to decode 200e I2C buss, it already has it connected."

Patch from Scratch: STREGA KRELL

video by MAKEN0ISE

"Krell music has a long history. Let's delve into it!

This is just one possible way to do Krell music with Strega. How would you do it?

Here are a load of Krell-related links to explore!

Todd Barton’s original Krell walkthrough" [posted here with the original and an 0-Coast Krell demo]

Todd Barton’s Krell Music​

“Krell Music” album release​

“The Great Krell Machine Volume 1”​

Info and stream/download for “Music and Poetry of the Kesh”​

OffGrid — Pair & Play [Industrial Prototype preview]

video by birdkids

"OffGrid - just Pair&Play 🎶
It's super-easy, super-fun and very addictive 😊
Designed by birdkids in Vienna.

Here's a video that shows how we connect to an iPad under 6 seconds from a state of sleep. And make a full beat under 40 seconds 💪🏽"

Granular Ukuele Live-Looping // Gotharman's Little deFormer 3 + Eurorack Benjolin #TTNM​


"Live-looping several Ukulele tracks through Gotharman's Little deFormer 3's granular synth and sampler effects, clocked by a rungled Eurorack modular synth Benjolin. I'm also sending the audio through Gotharman's TubaZ vacuum tube filter Eurorack module, which is also modulated by the Little deFormer 3 via its CV outputs. It's a fun little experimental music jam :D"

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5 New Modules to experiment with in April 2021

video by Omri Cohen

"Here are the patches -
00:00​ - Thorns (​)
04:43​ - 4FO (​)
12:55​ - Polygene (​)
18:33​ - horse a doodle doo (​)
23:31​ - 8Seq (​)"

You can find additional resources from Omri Cohen at

Intellijel Metropolix - version 1.1 New Features

video by Intellijel

"The Metropolix multi-track performance sequecencer has now been updated to version 1.1. This update brings some exciting new features such as a much more powerful accumulator and 14 new Chord Scales.

Changelog for

New Accumulator Features and Updates!
- Accum Mode: Stage (Original/Default) | Track.
- Accum Reset: Manual (Default) | Auto (Original).
- Accum Order: Wrap (Original/Default) | Pendulum | Random | Hold.
- Accum Polarity: Unipolar (Default) | Bipolar (Original).
- Default Accumulator Limits updated to ±7.
- New Aux/Mod/Ctrl Destinations for Accum Mode.
- New Aux/Mod Destinations for Accum Direction and Accum Polarity.
- Upgraded the "Accumulator" Ctrl to a tri-state control called "Accum Dir" allowing you to change - -Direction or Freeze the Accumulator with a single knob.
- Upgraded the "Accum Invert" Ctrl to a tri-state control called "Accum Polar" allowing you to change - - Polarity and Invert the Accumulator Order with a single knob.
- Change Upper/Lower Limit labels to Positive/Negative.

Better labeling for Toggle and Tri-state control assignments.
Updated menus with new visual features: Disabled items, Dividers.
14 Chords added to the Scales list.
New Global setting for Clock Mode: Running (Original/Default) | Always.
New Global setting for Run Btn: Run/Pause (Original/Default) | Run/Stop.
When EDIT is active the selected stage item will blink, both in Track and Mod mode.
Press Reset when Metropolix is NOT running to drop the gates low on Tracks 1 and 2.
Pitch offset modulation is now still added when a track is muted; but it will still ignore updates to the pitch offset modulation when the track is muted.
Fixed Mod Lane resets on Queued Preset Loads.
Fixed crashing bug when RUN goes LOW before a queued preset loads. (Thanks Aaron!)
Fixed Pulse Count modulation. (Thanks Rich!)
Other minor bug fixes."

Wingie + Dual Gibber

video by Meng Qi

The Dual Gibber is new to the site.

"Gibber is a synth designed by Rob Hordijk. It's based on SP0256A-AL2 speech chips. And it gibbers. Wingie is a portable stereo resonator I designed.

In this video I've shown 3 modes out of 4 on Wingie."

IRIJULE Theoryboard Thy333

via this auction

TheoryBoard Thy333 | 5 Minute Explanation video by TheoryBoard

"The TheoryBoard is a music theory MIDI controller. It was invented for the purpose of allowing easier access to the complex world of music theory. When the user loads a scale they have access to every chord and every note within that scale (& hot keys for key changes + 7 modes). Chords (harmony) and notes (melody) are linked together via color allowing a visual reference while playing. The control panel allows chords to be manipulated in every possible way (octave/stack/spread/voicings/inversions, over 1.9 billion chord combinations). It's a new type of musical instrument as well as a production/composition tool."

See the IRIJULE label below for more.

Sonic Potions LXR Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

You can find demos of one in previous posts here.

"LXR is a full fledged digital drum machine with integrated sequencer.
Its sound engine provides 6 different instruments, each with over 30 parameters to tweak. It can produce a wide variety of sounds, ranging from classic analogue emulations to crunchy digital mayhem.

Cortex M4 based
6 voices (VA and FM)
7 sequencer tracks (extra open HH channel)
44kHz / 16 bit audio
4 mono outputs
4 different instrument engines
1/128 step pattern resolution (32ppq)
USB/Din Midi
different lengths for each track possible
8 chainable patterns per preset
Step probability
39 buttons
6 LFOs routable to every voice parameter
complete kit. comes with all needed parts for assembly
No SMD soldering required
source code available
All! actions possible without stopping the sequencer playback

Erica Synth Metal enclosure
2GB SD-Card (with latest update)
Trigger IO"

Akai MPC 1000 & Synth Oil Paintings

Two additional synth paintings by Dudich painter for Crazy Oil Arts studio.

Akai MPC 1000 via this auction

"Synth" via this auction

Moog Prodigy previously posted here, and Roland TB-303 here.

Yamaha DX7 Vintage Synthesizer + QX1 MIDI Sequencer

via this auction

Yamaha WX7 Wind MIDI Controller & WT11 Midi Wind Synthesizer Tone Generator

via this auction

Tangible Waves AE Modular 3-Row Custom System 31 Modules, Cables, PSU, etc. Exc.

via this auction

"Custom (1 of 1) AE Modular rig by Tangible Waves. This is NOT the AE Starter 1 and 2 combined, this unit was hand built by the company’s founder, and the man himself, Robert Langer. This is an AMAZINGLY capable modular rig that goes well above and beyond both the AE Modular Starter Rack 1 and/or 2. It has been assembled, tested, hardly used, for all intents and purposes.. brand new.

Elka Synthex w/ Factory MIDI SN 1315

video by Borish Electronics

via this auction

"This is a 220V synth so you must use a step up transformer to power it in the USA or Japan. This synth has been recently calibrated by a professional synth technician. All features are working perfectly and the synth is perfectly in tune. There are no key triggering issues, no issues with scratchy potentiometers, no issues with dirty jacks, bad switches or buttons!!"

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"Early model with diode filter!"

Crumar DS2 Synthesizer 1978 SN 00172

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog SN 1189

via this auction

"One small thing to note with this Memorymoog is that of the 100 preprogrammed patches, a few of them have an issue where one of the six voices drops out. Otherwise 95% of the patches play perfectly with all six voices."

Curious what happens if you overwrite the problem patches with ones that do not exhibit the problem.

1980s Roland Juno-60 Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ MIDI SN 19883

via this auction

"#19883 Good condition---tested ---all works good ---missing 1 colored button -see picture - all keys play good ---all other sliders and buttons work great---has Midi update ---includes skb hard shell case with wheels ( has stickers on case )"

Korg Minilogue w/ Original Box & Gig Bag

via this auction


YAMAHA CS10 MY OLDEST SYNTHESIZER 1977 video by mysynthlife

2084 - a 92bpm cirklon groove for eurorack synthesizer

video by Luke Killen

"This is either roughing up a smooth groove or softening a rough beat.
I kind of liked the 808 State Cubik like stabs in a 'retro futurist' kind of way, so i decided to juxtapose it with a smoother groove."

The (almost) Perfect Digital Synthesizer 🎹 | Modal Argon8

video by Venus Theory

"Howdy doody, frienderoonies! Today we're here to check out the Modal Argon 8m - a desktop synthesizer module that packs wavetable synthesis and tons of interesting waveshaping options into a compact format perfect for small studio setups.

The Modal Argon 8 series offers a whole lot of features all under $1000 and the desktop module comes in at only $649 making it a great option to get started with hardware and it inegrates beautifully with your DAW thanks to the MODAL App and MODAL Plugin

0:00​ Intro Jam
3:55​ Howdy
5:31​ What Dis Thing Do?
8:57​ A Bunch Of Patch Demos
19:54​ What Sounds To Expect
20:16​ Pseudo Analog Vibes
22:05​ Patch Design Workflow
23:14​ Filter Sweeps
24:29​ Patch From Scratch
34:36​ Overall Workflow Experience
36:01​ Modal App
37:18​ The Sequencer
42:07​ Versus Novation Peak
43:49​ Versus Waldorf Blofeld
46:23​ Argon 8 Pros
48:19​ Argon 8 Cons and Wishlist
52:08​ What Do You Think?"

The Pool Modulation v1.0 on Baloran's Upcoming Synth

video by Laurent Baloran

"Cette vidéo présente le concept unique de la gestion des modulations créé pour The Pool."


"This video presents the unique concept of modulation management created for The Pool."

See the Baloran label below for more.

E-mu E-drum demo

video by Harry Axten

"Couldn't resist pulling the trigger when I found one of these for sale online. It plays back 8-bit samples stored on cartridges, with velocity routed to amplitude and optionally pitch. Mine only came with the 'ROTOTOM1' cartridge, but I was able to scan in and copy the cartridge PCB to produce my own; which in this case have the TR-909 cymbals on them.

It's basically a rebadged Clavia unit, with a different paint job. I think the cartridges are also compatible with the original Clavia DDrum rack system (but not the later 'Sound Pac' ones)."

Ambient | Korg Volca FM, Teenage Engineering OP-1 & Ableton M4L GENE

video by Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -​
Mixer: Ableton Live (Skin:​)
Sequencer: Ableton Max for Live GENE (​)
Synth1: Korg Volca FM
Synth2: Teenage Engineering OP-1
Reverb: Arturia Rev Plate 140
Comp/Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Sonar 25mmF2.8)
Audio I/O: RME Fireface UCX

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

VERMONA Announces DRM1 MK IV Drum Percussion Synthesizer


"We’re excited to launch this brand new update to our classic drum and percussion synthesizer VERMONA DRM1. The DRM1 is a key part in our history. Its first generation, released in the 90s as Syncussion DRM1, caught wide attention. The MKII-version then continued and broadened the success and breathed new life into the VERMONA brand at the turn of the millennium. With the DRM1 MKIII, that we have been building since 2006, we can now look back at a total of 25 years of DRM1! This makes it one of the longest-lived electronic musical instruments. And we’re ready to launch the next quarter-century with this analog drum synthesizer from VERMONA.

DRM1 MKIV: Familiar, yet evolved
At first glance, you may not notice any difference from its predecessor. Indeed, from the outside, there isn’t any! The overall concept and user interface have remained the same: There are eight instrument channels, each with nine knobs for sound shaping, pan and volume control. The DRM1 is a musical instrument, a creative tool that wants to be touched and played.

Instead of trying to reinvent or change an already well-proven external design, with this update to version MKIV we decided to focus on the inside. We took time to thoroughly listen into the circuits and put energy and care into its details: Thoughtfully tweaking frequency ranges, revamping control curves, adjusting levels and redesigning sub-circuits. Our goal was to make the DRM1 MKIV the best drum synthesizer we've ever built!

DRM1 MKIV: Sociable and dynamic
To make integration into your studio more comfortable, we equipped the DRM1 MKIV with USB-MIDI in addition to the standard MIDI connections.

The optional trigger inputs have been significantly upgraded. Beyond gate pulses, they now also accept different voltage levels for triggering the instrument channels dynamically. The DRM1 MKIV with trigger inputs can also convert the analog signals into MIDI notes via USB or the newly added MIDI OUT connector making it an incredibly versatile MIDI interface.

Whether you're controlling the DRM1 MKIV via a DAW, a hardware sequencer, or a modular system, you’ll have the proper connection and further the ability to send the MIDI notes to additional devices.

DRM1 MKIV: More power under the hood
The power supply of the DRM1 MKIV is completely new. It now works anywhere in the world, without having to manually change the mains voltage. This is a huge relief for all of you who use the instrument at live shows. No less important: it works more energy-efficient than the old one!

DRM1 MKIV: Availability
The DRM1 MKIV will be available in March/April 2021. We are looking forward to your feedback, comments and questions.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach"

Update: short Instagram demo:

Decaf Evolver by Baghead

"DSI Evolver sequenced by SPEKTRO AUDIO ACDGEN thru Roger Lin Arenalinn III pedal, add a little Shimmerverb from Eventide, drums by Microtonic. Throw in a touch of Easel (dissonance)"

Testing the Roland JP8000 (talk/sound demo) after maintenance

video by DX5

"Though I am not much keen into these kind of talk videos, there were some request to do this way with the JP, so here it is. A brief tour around my JP8000 with some explanation of the Super Saw (trance signature sound), plus some of the sounds I have programmed for these last years."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Voltage Research Laboratory Synth + Touch Control w/ Original Boxes

via this auction

Korg Poly 61 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 724797

via this auction

"Synth powers on and does produce sound. However, the sounds seem to be random and erratic, and no longer correspond with the programs on a consistent basis. Also, it appears some of the keys may be sticking - not physically, but certain presets will produce sound even when no key is being pressed.

Synth was in perfect working order until I recently moved across the country and plugged it back in. My guess is that something internally must have knocked loose during transport. I did briefly open the panel just to see if there were any obvious issues such as an unsoldered wire, but nothing stuck out to me. Cosmetically, the synth looks great, with only some light chipping in the paint on one of the side panels (see photo). All buttons, keys and joystick work.

This would make for a great project synth for anyone interested in tinkering around with it."

Roland SH-2 SN 075635 w/ We Design The Future Badged Road Case

via this auction

UAFX Pedals + Prophet 5 Synth (Starlight Echo, Golden Reverberator & Astra Modulation Machine)

video by Perfect Circuit

"Universal Audio's new line of stereo effect pedals work with guitar level signals but they also work great with synth and even eurorack levels. In this video keyboardist Nick Semrad came by our studio to play a Sequential Prophet 5 through these UAFX pedals. All three of these pedals have a USB-C port for installing other UA effects onto them and they also have presets.

The delay pedals is the Starlight Echo Station which has tape, bucket brigade and clean delay modes. The reverb is the Golden Reverberator which has spring, plate and hall algorithms. And the Astra Modulation Machine can do chorus, flanger and tremolo sounds.

UAFX Pedals available here:​


00:00​ - intro
01:13​ - delay craziness
01:55​ - funky keys w/ modulation + reverb
03:45​ - pad with reverb
06:04​ - pad w/ modulation + reverb
08:23​ - bass with chorus
09:18​ - lead w/ delay + reverb
10:17​ - keys with modulation
11:38​ - modulation + delay
12:16​ - pads with w/ modulation + delay"

Dave Smith Gets a Mini Prophet-5

via @sequentialLLC

"I got a gift from a good friend (thanks JJ!), this awesome work of art from Brazilian artist Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira (ROLT). The detail is amazing!"

See the miniature label at the bottom of this post for more of ROLT's creations.

Launchkey [MK3] - v1.1 Firmware Update // Novation

video by NovationTV

"In the first update to Launchkey [MK3], the v1.1 update brings Strum Mode, a new feature giving you the ability to play chords using the mod wheel, aimed at igniting that creative spark and adding an extra dimension to your melodies. In this video, Enrique takes you through the v1.1 update, demonstrating how to get started with the latest features.

Launchkey is our intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music.

--- Discover more & download Launchkey [MK3] v1.1:​

--- Discover Launchkey [MK3]:​"

Launchkey Mini [MK3] - v1.1 Firmware Update // Novation
video by NovationTV

"In the first update to Launchkey Mini [MK3], the v1.1 update brings Strum Mode, a new feature giving you the ability to play chords using the modulation touch strip, aimed at igniting that creative spark and adding an extra dimension to your melodies. Other new features, as requested by the community, include a double-tap shift function for arp, transpose and the fixed-chord buttons, on/off pad velocity, adjustable pad brightness, and the ability to now set MIDI clock output to on or off. In this video, Enrique takes you through the Launchkey Mini [MK3] v1.1 update.

--- Discover more & download Launchkey [MK3] v1.1:​
Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller, giving you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live.
--- Discover Launchkey [MK3]:​"

New Synthetic Sound Labs 1620 “NURSE RATCHET” MU Module

"Synthetic Sound Labs has just released its new 1 MU width 1620 Nurse Ratchet module.

Nurse Ratchet is a trigger processor and generator, designed to add an organic chain of events (bursts) to your modular setup.

When activated, either manually or with an external trigger, the selected number of triggers are generated. Time Division, Distribution, Quantity, and Probability of the bursts are both manually and CV controllable.

Based on Befaco’s popular Eurorack module “Burst” Produced in collaboration with Befaco and based on their excellent Eurorack “Burst” module,

With Nurse synced to your tempo, you can create all kinds of ratcheting effects, with divisions and multiplications leading to doubles, triplets, quintuplets, and true Poly Rhythms for your modular system.

With very short time windows, Nurse can help to synthesize fast repeating transients for “hand-clap like” sounds or modern drum hits.

Working in Cycle Mode, is also an excellent master clock with tap tempo functionality, and is able to achieve non-linear distributed clocks.


• Custom trigger bursts up to 64 triggers.
• Voltage Control burst Quantity with dedicated attenuator.
• One Shot and Cycle play modes activated via manual controls or dedicated Trig
• Pingable clock input.
• Voltage Control burst Distribution, Time Division and Probability.
• Tempo and End of Cycle individual outputs for sync other modules.
The SSL 1620 is an easy-to-use ratcheting / burst with powerful features that would otherwise be difficult to create.
SSL uses quality fiberglass-epoxy printed circuit boards, precision automated robotics and meticulous hand-crafted assembly assure years of trouble-free service.
Synthetic Sound Labs has been in the analog synthesizer business since 1973. The 1620 is yet another in SSL’s growing line of new synthesizer modules. Proudly made in the USA.

Pricing is $345 US - available directly from SSL and through NoiseBug, Pomona, CA.

New Synthetic Sound Labs 2530 Tube VCA / Timbral Gate Eurorack Module

"The Russians Are Coming!

What happens when you apply 1950's era Soviet technology to a modern analog
synth? You get the new SSL 2530 Tube VCA / Timbral Gate module - a wild blend of vacuum tube warmth and distortion, along with an incredibly useful VCA that is so much more than the sum of its parts.
The 2530 uses miniature pencil-sized vacuum tubes that were developed and refined by the Russians over 60 years ago. They are exceptionally low current and low voltage devices - so there's no need to generate the traditional high-voltage power supplies that are required for most other vacuum tubes. Very cool stuff!

While it’s a surprisingly good VCA, it really shines when it’s over-driven - rounding and folding the input waveforms like nothing else available. In some modes, it’s prone to whacky self-oscillation that can be made to lock onto the harmonics of the input waveform in cascading howls. Totally adjustable and controllable.

In conjunction with and licensed by Ken Stone (CGS), Synthetic Sound Labs has further expanded on Ken's designs to include several other circuit enhancements to make your Russian dreams "Come True".

SSL has added LEDs behind the tube to visually emulate the warm glow of the filament, and pulsating blue LEDs that simulate tubes as they are being driven by control voltages. A custom acrylic window shows off the effects in true retro fashion.

SSL uses quality fiberglass-epoxy printed circuit boards, precision automated robotics and meticulous hand-crafted assembly assure years of trouble-free service.

Synthetic Sound Labs has been in the analog synthesizer business since 1973. The 2530 is yet another in SSL’s growing line of new synthesizer modules. Proudly made in the USA.

Pricing is $295 US.

You can find a demo of the MU version here.

Cosmic Tape Music Club Podcast hosted by The Galaxy Electric - E3 Wendy Carlos

video by The Galaxy Electric

New podcast from supporting members, The Galaxy Electric.

Don't miss 14:05 on Wendy Carlos metting Bob Moog at the AES conference. You can explore more on her webiste here:

"Thanks for joining us for Episode 3 of the Cosmic Tape Music Club monthly Podcast! Join your hosts Jacqueline and Augustus of the experimental pop band The Galaxy Electric as they get cosmic on the topic of Wendy Carlos. Wendy is a genius as well as the self proclaimed "Original Synth". She is a platinum selling artist, a Grammy winner, and an Ivy League school grad. We share all sorts of facts including winning a science fair by building a computer from scratch, melding the worlds of classical music and synthesizer, the Moog Modular, scoring for Kubrick, digital audio pioneering and much much more!​

Intro 00:00​
Early Beginnings 2:09​
College 6:55​
SOB 11:24​
AES Conference Moog sighting 14:05​
Rachel Elkind 19:39​
Clockwork 26:35​
Gonna let it Shine 29:40​
Tron 31:27​
Inspiration to Tomita 36:51​
Stevie Wonder popped by 38:50​
Vocoder your Moroder 39:47​
microtuning 42:48​
Digital is King 46:16​
Sticky Shed 48:26​
Astrophotographer 53:59​
Outro 59:38​"

ESK - Modular FX and a Nord G2 Engine

video by Metunar

"I put together a modular system to use it as effect unit. There is also a Nord Modular G2 Engine mounted in this rack. I used the Nord G2 as sound source with 2 simple polyphonic sounds.
First you hear the dry synthesizer sound of the Nord G2 and then 3 examples with different effect’s.

The Doepfer A-112 sampler can be a quite cool LoFi delay or ptichshifter. (Example 2 + 3)

The Elektron Monomachine is only used as Midi keyboard and sequencer.

Direct recording without mastering."

WASH | GR 1 / Digitakt

video by HEAD DRESS

"Quick capture using the Digitakt's class compliant USB audio out to feed the GR-1's live sampling mode. A murky wash of dread."

07-STG Soundlabs Radiophonic 1: Sound Performance Examples 1 & 2

video by AutomaticGainsay

"Here are a few implementations of the STG Soundlabs Radiophonic 1, being controlled by an Arturia MicroFreak, and featuring some extra modulation sources from a Dreadbox Nyx."

08-STG Soundlabs Radiophonic 1: Sound Performance Examples 2

video by AutomaticGainsay

AutomaticGainsay STG Soundlabs Radiophonic posts

Make Noise Strega | Episode 05 | Patches from the Manual

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"For this episode, I wanted to let you hear the numerous patches which are documented in Strega's manual. There are patches from Alessandro C, Tony Rolando, Peter Speer, Walker Farrell, Sarah Belle Reid, LightBath, Jake (Pugh?) and Tim Held. I realized I didn't leave much space for 'Bare Strega' in my previous videos, so this was a very cool way to let you hear it 'as intended'."

PPG Wave 2.3 w/ Case

via this auction

Korg Mini-700 SN 6310 w/ Blue Keys

via this auction

"Korg Mini-700 Korg Mini-700 1970 Wood
Working perfect
Unfortunately the precious owner made the keys blue."

SLM Pedal Bass P-700 Analog Bass Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Oil Painting

via this auction

"Legendary iconic Moog Prodigy was made by oil paints on canvas. High Quality.
Made by Helena Grigorenko for Crazy Oil Arts studio.

This amazing painting is a best gift for electronic musician and synthesizer lovers.

Oil paintings from Crazy Oil Arts was already decorate
Moog Music,
Bo Beats,
Instruo Modular,
Isla Instruments
and many more studios and offices.

Paintings from Crazy Oil Arts is a great choose for your music or home studio!
Have a nice buying:)"

Same seller for the "Subtractive Synthesis" Hand Bag

Roland TB-303 Oil Painting

via this auction

"Legendary iconic Roland TB-303 was made by oil paints on canvas. High Quality.
Made by Helena Grigorenko for Crazy Oil Arts studio.

This amazing painting is a best gift for electronic musician and synthesizer lovers.

Oil paintings from Crazy Oil Arts was already decorate
Moog Music,
Bo Beats,
Instruo Modular,
Isla Instruments
and many more studios and offices.

Paintings from Crazy Oil Arts is a great choose for your music or home studio!
Have a nice buying:)"

Same seller for the "Subtractive Synthesis" Hand Bag

Sonicware LIVEN 8-bit Warps Synthesizer LVN-010

via this auction

Technics SY-1010 w/ Dust Cover

via this auction

MFB Synth II

via this auction

Explorations in Analog Synthesis Compilation by Moog Music

"This genre-bending compilation of original electronic music compositions features a chiptune-inspired head trip from Bonobo, an R&B-influenced synth pop track from Peter CottonTale feat. Jamila Woods, an ethereal vocal collage from Julianna Barwick, an evolving psychedelic excursion from Dan Deacon, a driving percussive electronica track from Madame Gandhi, an emotive dark wave song from Martial Canterel, and an industrial-tinged electronic pop track from Ela Minus. Each track was built around the instruments and accessories included in each artist’s Moog Sound Studio of choice: Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM."

Artwork reminds me of Adventure Time.

Moog Music Introduces the Moog Sound Studio | A Complete Synthesizer Exploration Station

video by Moog Music Inc

Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM combo systems. Reverb video below.

"Begin a new journey in the world of modular synthesis with Moog Sound Studio.

Moog Sound Studio, a new synthesizer experience from Moog Music, includes all the tools and creative inspiration you need to embark on an immersive sonic adventure. Designed for beginner and seasoned synthesists alike, Moog Sound Studio introduces a uniquely comprehensive approach to exploring modular synthesis.

Watch the immersive Moog Sound Studio experience and environment come to life in this animation by acclaimed designer, director, and musician Julian House (INTRO, Ghost Box) set to music composed with Moog semi-modular synthesizers by electronic artist Dan Deacon.

The new Moog Sound Studio is a perfect foray into Eurorack for those new to modular, as well as a creative tool for experienced synthesists to grow their sound design skills."

"Begin a new journey in the world of modular synthesis with Moog Sound Studio. The complete synthesizer studio package includes all the tools and creative inspiration you need to embark on an immersive sonic adventure from your home or studio.

Designed for beginner and seasoned synthesists alike, Moog Sound Studio introduces a uniquely comprehensive approach to exploring modular synthesis. Here’s how it works:

Begin by selecting an instrument combination to complement your musical style or sonic preference: Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM.
Along with your chosen duo of semi-modular synthesizers, your all-inclusive package will include an audio mixer and power distribution hub, a two-tier rack mount kit, patch cables and a patch cable organizer, a patch book with guided exercises, educational materials, games to encourage experimentation, custom studio artwork, and more.
Set up your studio space using the included equipment, cables, accessories, and art. All you need is what’s in the box plus a pair of headphones or speakers to start exploring!
Expand your knowledge of modular synthesis, hone your sound design skills, and allow yourself to get lost in the joy of discovering new musical experiences."

20 Patches with Moog Sound Studios

video by Reverb

"Moog's new Sound Studio bundles pair the DFAM with your choice of Subharmonicon or Mother-32—with an audio mixer, cables, and everything else you need to get patching. Watch along as Fess plays through 10 patches with each, sharing a sliver of the sonic possibilities available with the Sound Studios. See each patch in detail here.​

Grieg Morning on Arranger Keyboard? #Shorts​

video by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of a splendid free play style to perform Morning Mood by Grieg on the YAMAHA PSR SX900 arranger keyboard."


video by Noir Et Blanc Vie

"*Subjective opinions within, those who do not understand subjective opinion may be excused lol*

This is a synth of lore, something many have passed up over the years. Looked over for it's less dusty brother the JD-XI, what is the XA really all about? Grab your pledge and lets find out.

Special thanks to Perfect Circuit! They hooked me up, but this isn't sponsored by them besides letting me borrow the JD-XA. Free advertising for them, a chance to check out a synth for me :) So check them out as they're one of the best shops for recording, pro audio and synths around. I got my Eurorack there so they can consult you as well!​"

tangible waves Introduction to the Starter System 2

video by tangible waves

"This video is a complete introduction to the AE Modular Starter System 2 from tangible waves. It is suited for the complete beginner and for anyone who is new to modular synthesizers. In the video we will be showing and explaining in detail how to:

00:10​ Introduction, what's in the box, etc.
01:22​ Connecting to Power
02:26​ Connecting Audio
06:52​ Modules Overview
14:20​ Making your first sounds
43:48​ Connecting a MIDI Keyboard"

EQD Disaster Transport Sound Demo (no talking) with Korg Minilogue XD

video by Bonedo Synthesizers

Introducing the Nord Piano 5

video by nordkeyboards

"Introducing the Nord Piano 5 - a powerful new generation of our acclaimed Piano series!
The latest edition of our award-winning Piano series is equipped with dual piano engines, dual sample synths and twice the memory of the previous generation.

With the combination of a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our exclusive Virtual Hammer Action Technology, the portable Nord Piano 5 delivers an exceptional playing experience. Read more at"

The Nord Piano 5 ships with an amazing 9 Grands, 9 Uprights, 10 Electric Pianos plus Clavinet, Digital Pianos and both a Marimba and a Vibraphone. Even more pianos are downloadable for free from

Two independent Pianos and Sample Synths
The Piano and Sample Synth sections of the Nord Piano 5 each contain two independent Layers. The two Pianos and two Sample Synths can be used simultaneously in a variety of split or Layer configurations. Combined with the versatile effects routing, a wide range of combinations can be achieved - from classic ensemble settings to rich soundscapes.

Virtual Hammer Action Technology
Our unique Virtual Hammer Action Technology in conjunction with the physical hammer movements delivers outstanding authenticity and dynamic response resulting in a keyboard action that handles dynamic playing with amazing control at any velocity level.

General Highlights
73-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action NEW
88-note Triple Sensor keybed with grand weighted action
Nord Virtual Hammer Action Technology
Advanced Layering (2 Pianos + 2 Sample Synths) NEW
Advanced KB Split with optional crossfades NEW
Seamless Transitions
OLED display for excellent overview

Monday, March 29, 2021

Early Analog Band - Fender Chroma Musical Instruments 1982

video by Brigida Family

"Rare vintage footage! This product demonstration for Fender Chroma features a performance by Mike Brigida, John Shykun & Cleve Pozar.

16:50​ closes with John Williams 'Indiana Jones Theme' & 'Superman'"

And a note from the Rhodes Chroma list:

"The 'Expander's they show don't seem to have the same setup as a typical expander today. Specifically, the expander panel looks to be identical to that of the Chroma - and so has a extra black metal lip on the front. It is much more of a 'keyboard-chopped-off-Chroma' versus what ended up being the Expander.

Somewhat of a prophetic quote from one of the questions and answers in the video:

Q. How long before the Chroma is obsolete?

A. Chroma is an expressive, powerful musical instrument. Since it sounds good and has terrific expansion capability it stands the best chance among products available today of lasting the longest."

Mike Brigida and Ray Kurzweil Demonstrate the Kurzweil 250 - CBS News - 1984

video by Brigida Family

"Footage from 1984 - Mike Brigida and Ray Kurzweil demonstrate the new Kurzweil 250. Additional appearances by Bob Moog, Lyle Mays, Kenny Loggins, Stevie Wonder and more..."


Mike Brigida K250 Concert in Salt Lake City Part 1

Mike Brigida Salt Lake City Concert Part 2

Italo Disco Pt. 1 : Recreated on Synthesizers : Luke Million in the Studio

video by Luke Million

"The next instalment in the themed collections of my Friday Funk Jam videos is "Italo Disco Pt. 1". It's no secret that this is one of my favourite genres as it delivers so much Synth and Drum Machine goodness. 🇮🇹🕺🎹

This video features recreations of the following classic Italo Disco jams;

Kano - It's a War
Clio - Faces
Kano - Another Life
Ken Laszlo - Hey Hey Guy
Doctor's Cat - Feel The Drive
Pineapples - Come on Closer
Yazoo - Situation
Dharma - Plastic Doll
Patrick Cowley - Right On Target
Sylvester - Don't Stop"

Boorish Jail (Live Jam)

video by The Great Filter

Gear: Sequential Prophet 6, Sequential Pro 3, Polyend Tracker, TASCAM Model 24, Logic Pro X 08' Strat

Tutorial de patch com modulações no Moog Sub 37

video by Marcus Padrini

"Postei uma synth jam baseada neste patch do Sub 37 ha alguns dias. Neste vídeo, a ideia é mostrar como criar esse som, passo a passo, explorando as possibilidades de modulação deste synth sensacional.

Você não precisa ter um Sub 37 para entender conceitos e ainda poderá criar esse mesmo patch em synths virtuais e outros.

Curso sintetizadores e síntese sonora:​

Instagram: @marcuspadrini"

ROLAND D 50 - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Cobalt8 - More than a VST in a box?

video by Waveform

"A look at the Cobalt 8 & how it might fit into your workflow - is it more than just a VST in a box?

00:00​ Intro & Background
01:11​ Meet The Cobalt 8
01:59​ The front panel - Cobalt8M
02:44​ The Modal App
03:20​ The Oscillators
09:00​ Modulating waveforms for movement
09:40​ Modulating FX parameters
11:06​ The filter
11:41​ Using the Cobalt as a midi controller
12:33​ Summary & Conclusion
13:31​ VST Plugin"

Hive 2 1 Update - 4x New Filters!

video by Waveform

"A look at the 4x new filter types in Hive 2.1 with example patches and editing.

00:00​ Introduction & Background
00:34​ The Comb Filter
02:24​ Key Follow
03:10​ Reducing Resonance
04:11​ Dissonant Filter
05:21​ Dissonant On A Sawtooth Waveform
06:15​ Reverb Filter
07:22​ Sideband Filter
08:14​ Filter Spread
09:38​ New Izmo Skin"

Sequential Pro 3 & Source Audio Ventris

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Claustrophobic Piano Jam (Free Piano Library Played With Launchpad Pro + iPad)

video by Perplex On

"Giving the beautiful free piano library #claustrophobicpiano​ from @PIANOBOOK​ a quick spin. Loaded onto #decentsampler​ on the iPad with a bit of fx with #k7D​ delay and #bleassgranulizer​ app."

Roland JD Xi - "Cinematica" 40 Presets

video by LFOstore

"Welcome to the world of 'Cinematica'


JD-XI is one of the complex & deep machines with great potential, affordable price & compact size from the Roland's modern range.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author "Stratosphere" for Wavestate.

40 organic presets & sequences ready to breathe new colours into your music and inspire creativity.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Inside of the pack:

Iconic Synth Sounds

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Soma Laboratory Ornament-8

via this auction

"With power supply, male-male power cord, 24 x 65 cm cables with alligator clips, 28 x 35 cm cables with alligator clips and adapter for LYRA-8."

Rare Waves Grendel RA-99 Grenadier w/ Original Box

via this auction

ELECTRIX Filter Queen Analog Filter SN 010122

via this auction

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with RYAN EHRESMAN

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Ryan Ehresman is a composer, audio engineer, and sound designer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area known for his work with ‘59, Jerry’s Timeshare, and Synthetic World 859.

We chatted with Ryan on how he uses the Prophet-6 and Pro 3 in his music.

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Fade To Grey (Visage) on a Dr. Böhm Orchester DS 3003

video by Jürgen Merkle

"Gespielt von Jürgen Merkle auf einer Dr. Böhm Orchester DS 3003"

Gleetchlab 2021 Now Available for Windows

Gleetchlab 2021 is now available for Windows. You can find it here.

See this post for a demo.

Adding test equipment to a synthesizer setup

video by HAINBACH

"In which I do the thing I had forbidden myself both for technical and artistic reasons: using test equipment to control synths and let synths process test equipment. With the oftentimes wildly varying out levels of measurement instruments this is risky, but if you know what you are doing, it is a fun way to add just a touch of scientific-industrial sound to your setup. In this example, I am using among others the HP8006A to control rhythms on the Metasonix D1000 and the @Erica Synths​ SYNTRX, as well as processing vintage lock-in amplifiers through the SYNTRX.

GET MOTOR at intro offer for 9 $/EUR:​"

Befaco VCMC/CV Thing Firmware 1.3

“Befaco VCMC - Tangerine Dream” by Friendly Noise video by Friendly Noise

"From Befaco labs we are happy to announce a new major update on VCMC and CV thing family: The new 1.3 version.

The main change here is a super flexible Chord generation feature. Allowing to quantize the notes and generate the relevant chords in many different scales.

Chord generation allow, not only selecting the scale, but also the type of chord, inversion and voicings as well as root note. All these functions controllable via CV or other Faders in the module!

We are proud to say that the mode is working like a charm: so generating polyphonic melodies in your MIDI gear from our eurorack is easier today than ever! Check this video for a nicve example.

Apart of this main feature, we also implemented Channel pressure messages, improved compatibility with iConnectivity devices and solved a few little quirks and bugs.

Firmware is available at Befaco github:

And we have uploaded a video to help everyone upgrade and callibrate the module."

VCMC Firmware upgrade + Factory callibration
video by Befacosynth

Meska working on something new

video by Meska

"Guess what ?
Just a quick preview of something i'm wotking on, juste testing things for now ;)
controled by gotharman LD3 envelope, triged by grids

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Cybersound T-1 - Moog Taurus 1 Clone Bass Synthesizer

Moog Taurus 1 Replica - Cybersound T1 video by Kurt Ader

"This is a 1 to 1 replica of my beloved Moog Taurus 1 Pedal :-)
Thanks to Christian Fischer from Cybersound! Awesome job!"

video by Weide Records

via Cybersound

Clone of the legendary Taurus 1.

Without the annoying pedals, but with MIDI.

All controls are as in the original (except for the 3 presets).

Features like glide and decay switches are also available.

Foot Loudness is on the Mod. Wheel.

Completely discreetly built in analogue, no SMD parts were installed.

2 linear sawtooth oscillators provide a lot of pressure and are tuned immediately after switching on.

Frequency range 5 octaves (1 octave lower than the original and starts at 16 Hz).

Osc. B can be detuned by +/- 1 octave.

Classic 24dB ladder filter with resonance (up to self-oscillation).

The envelopes were adopted 1: 1 and contribute a lot to the typical Taurus sound.

Deep bass in the smallest of spaces.

MIDI thru jack.

Stable, powder-coated aluminum housing.

Made entirely by hand.

incl. power supply.

Patch n Tweak
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