MATRIXSYNTH: 6/1/21

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

John Waters' Moustache presents: A-S.S.S.S (Atari-Synton Synthesizer Sound System)


video upload by Putrefucktion

That's quite the didgeridoo there, and a Synton Fenix.

"audio output from Atari fed to synth-bass, pitch-shift and delay pedals. from there to joins the Fenix into the mixer, which is feeding Deltalab 1024 delay + Lexicon LXP 1/5 rack FX"


video upload by

New Dreadbox 6 Voice NY Synth Coming in September?



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

It appears Dreadbox is working on a 6 Voice NY synth and it's coming at the end of September. Their previous synth with NY in the title was the 2 VCO paraphonic NYX. They also had the 4 voice ABYSS.

Note the 2nd image below is a vote for the color: Dark Blue or Black. I'm guessing the top half of the image is the blue and the bottom the black to give you an idea of the color scheme for each.

The pink font gives off the the 80s vibe of the Erebus V3 limited edition and the HYPNOSIS.

Update: you can find a glimpse of it and the new Abyss MK2 here.

Oberheim Two Voice TVS-1 Restoration


video upload by Rosen Sound

SN 0394

"Welcome to our new YouTube channel! We are excited to get back into making fun videos. In this video we give a peek into the various aspects of fully going through an Oberheim TVS-1, also known as the Oberheim 2 voice, a SEM based synthesizer from the mid 1970's

Join Rob and Eli's disembodied voice restoring one of our favorite synthesizers ever made!

For service, rental, and sales, please visit us at www.rosensound.com

This specific TVS was sold to us by a client who purchased it from our client Peter Freeman many many years ago. Peter recently passed away, and we dedicate this video and this TVS-1 to his memory. RIP!
This TVS-1 is not for sale, however can be rented among many other vintage synthesizers in our rental fleet.

Thank you to Benny Bock for providing the demo at the end for this video. A longer version will be uploaded soon.

Background music by Rob Rosen (though really, the TVS plays itself!)"

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

SCI Pro One - Rosen Sound Demo


video upload by Rosen Sound

"Somehow this never got listed public. This demo is by Eli Goss and is shot in the a reverb chamber that was built for Captain & Tennille, which was then torn down to build what is now the synth cabin.

Not much to add to this considering I’m listing it public 2 years later, but its none the less an awesome demo by the venerable Eli Goss"

Korg MS-20 and SQ-10 (Original 1970’s)


video upload by Pepe Mogt

"The blackbox sends clock to the Korg SQ-10 sequencer and it controls the MS-20's notes and filter. I recorded this video at 3 channels, I put the direct signal of the mix and one with effects.
The beat is lower in volume so you can hear better the Korg's in action."

Møffenzeef Mødular POCKET CLOCK-IT


video upload by Møffenzeef Mødular



via Møffenzeef Mødular

"POCKET CLOCK-IT is a USB powered, 4 channel, generative gate sequencer that is meant to be used with analog synthesizers and Eurorack modules. POCKET CLOCK-IT creates random rhythms that can be looped, saved, and recalled. The step length for each sequence can be controlled separately or globally. In addition to a sequencer, POCKET CLOCK-IT is also a 4 channel programmable clock divider. POCKET CLOCK-IT can be clocked with any voltage over 1/2 a volt (even audio!). If you’re enjoying what you’re doing with POCKET CLOCK-IT, presets can be saved to any of the onboard 8 memory locations. These presets can be recalled on the grid with the next incoming clock pulse. Clock divider mode and random mode have separate memory banks. You can use POCKET CLOCK-IT to sequence a bunch of stuff or use it as a utility to tie all of your devices together. Is that a CLOCK-IT in your POCKET or are you just happy to see me?

NOTE: To use POCKET CLOCK-IT with a USB rechargeable power bank, your power bank must have an “always on” or “low current” feature. Due to the low current draw of this device, a lot of power banks with smart sensors in them are not compatible. POCKET CLOCK-IT looks like a phone that’s just finished charging to those devices :D.

USB cable + cassette carrying case included.

SPECS:

3” x 2” x 0.25”

5v USB 400ma at rest, 100ma running

100k input impedance

1k output impedance"

LXR - 02 Drum Synth, by Sonic Potions x Erica Synths. - Factory presets, no talking!


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Just a quick run through the presets, enjoy!"

Novation Circuit Rhythm - Deep Dive with -CALC- (Part 2) // Novation Live


video upload by NovationTV

Part 1 here

"In the second of this series -CALC- will explore some of the amazing ways the Novation Circuit Rhythm can be used to create and sculpt your music. We’ll dig deeper into techniques such as Slicing, Slice recording, Sample Recording, Resampling and Grid FX, and how we can combine all of these features to take productions to the next level.

Circuit Rhythm is a versatile sampler for making and performing beats. Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly. Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and layer up across eight sample tracks. Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more. Integrate Circuit Rhythm into your studio, or unplug and create anywhere utilising the built-in rechargeable battery.

--- Discover Circuit Rhythm: http://bit.ly/CircuitRhythm"

Tyrone's Realistic MG-1 Mod Testing (by Synthpro)


video upload by synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is just a rough little video I made for Tyrone showing him some of the versatility of the modified MG-1 I have been working on.

Here are the mods:
Polyphonic section modulation
Extra LFO
LFO Morph Mix control for VCF/Poly Section
Pulse width as well as PWM amount for both Oscillators
OSC 2 modifications allowing +/- octave detune
+/- Key Octave Transpose
Independent Poly Section Output With Mix
CV input for VCF Modulation
CV input for Pitch Modulation
CV input for Pulse Width Modulation
LFO Morph output
And finally my gain stage changes to make this thing have that classic powerful moog tone.

Thanks for watching!

Sincerely,
Jareth"

SOMA REFLEX (demo of the very first prototype and announce of the project)


video upload by Vlad Kreimer

via https://somasynths.com/reflex/

"REFLEX is a new SOMA instrument in development.

REFLEX is a revolutionary new digital six-voice polyphonic synthesizer with several unique features and innovations. The main idea is to provide an unparalleled level of real-time control over both timbre and sound, merging the creation of timbres and the act of playing notes into a single process. For the vast majority of electronic instruments throughout human history, this has always been two separate processes.

This approach offers musicians a new level of sound flexibility and expressiveness. On a philosophical level, this project aims to redefine and rethink what flexibility in sound and performance can mean for the modern musician. In a broader sense, it explores the concept of flexibility as a common phenomenon and a key distinguishing feature of our modern world, and also for future humans. Hence the name – REFLEX.

REFLEX is the first complex synthesizer where the main goal is to give musicians direct access to the synthesis core, instantly playing dozens of synthesis parameters as artistically and intuitively as we play notes and velocity on, for example, a violin. To make this possible a unique multidimensional sensor-controller was developed.

The main part of the sensor-controller consists of 16 small hemispheres arranged ergonomically in a way that provides comfortable and simultaneous access to all of them for the fingers of your hand. Each hemisphere contains a tiny version of a high frequency transmitter-air-receiver chain, where the human finger functions as a kind of obstacle that affects the connection. It captures the position of your palm and fingers from 16 points of view. The sensor data collected by each hemisphere is connected in a smart way with one or more synthesis parameters. Combinations of several sensors can be processed in a separate way and attached to a unique set of synthesis parameters. Sensor output is processed at a speed of 23 kHz, which is higher than the audio range, and reaches the synthesis core with latency of no more than 50 microseconds. Tiny movements of your fingers can drive the very synthesis core, letting you play with the process of synthesis directly and instantly.

To make this approach possible, special synthesis algorithms were developed that I call “pure math synthesis”. The main idea of this type of synthesis is the absence of any wavetables, samples and anything that is a kind of “frozen past”. Instead, it uses special dynamical recursive equations and high-resolution calculations that generate sound here and now, and which are very sensitive to even the tiniest signals from the sensor-controller. As a result, it gives you the unique experience of playing a very complex but also very responsive live real musical instrument that literally breathes under your fingers.

The hardware part of REFLEX is also unique. Starting the work on a digital synth I was very concerned with how to bring our beloved analog LYRA-like sound quality into the digital realm. Existing digital-to-analogue converters available in industrial volumes did not meet our demands. So I decided to develop my own conversion system. It works with several Pulse Width Modulators with direct raw outputs, scaled relatively to each other in order to gain the necessary resolution. At the end, there is a special analog part that finalizes the signal. This analog part is built with discrete through-hole components and discrete transistors (there are no OPAMPs in the circuit!) without significant long negative feedback loops (the famous Hi-End approach). The analog part uses unique germanium transistors and WIMA capacitors that give warmness and nobility to the sound.

REFLEX is also a multiprocessor system where each of the six voices is actually a separate mini computer (a special dedicated high-performance microcontroller) with its own clock crystal and analog part. REFLEX has no global FX but instead six separate FX units built in each voice, each of which can be driven according to the current state of its voice and the note it plays. Each FX unit also takes part in the synthesis of its voice including complex feedback.

The end result of these innovative solutions is a very high sound quality, actually rare for a digital instrument. The analog mixing of voices output makes it possible to hear and distinguish each note as brightly and as separately as in old analog synthesizers because each note actually is generated by its own complete monophonic synth.

From the user interface side, REFLEX strikes the perfect balance between amazing possibilities and simplicity. Despite the big underlying complexity of this synthesizer, it is surprisingly easy to use. There are just 17 analog-style knobs with fixed functions (no multifunctional knobs). There is no menu diving. Everything is as simple as possible, letting you focus on making and playing music!

The firmware of REFLEX is upgradable. We plan to continue releasing synthesis algorithms after launch."

SACRAMENT MODULAR The Cursible : Tips and Overview


video upload by Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Video Manual for The Cursible from SACRAMENT MODULAR."



"The Cursible is a 14HP 6 channel, morphing effects-send matrix with an incredible feature set and a vast amount of applications from morphing / sequencing through and blending effects through to cadavre exquis style mixing of sound sources or control voltages.

PRICE: 250€ MSRP

The Cursible features multiple modes of operation including:

PIANO MODE: Send your signal through your effects chains manually via a momentary button push with user-defined fade times.

CLOCK MODE: Sequence your signal through your effects chains via the clock input. Clock sub-modes include clockwise, counter-clockwise, pendulum and random sequencing options!

CONTROL VOLTAGE MODE: Morph and switch your way through your effects via the control voltage input / attenuator using any CV source.

MANUAL MODE: Select your routing using the central knob for a more hands-on approach.

RANDOM MANUAL MODE: Randomly advance through your sequence with a turn of the central knob.

CV + CLOCK MODE: Choose your routing destinations using a sample and hold style approach.

FILL OPERATION: When sequencing through one effects chain at a time isn’t cutting it, use Fill to stack from 0 to all 6 sends and returns!

All modes feature user-defined “morph” timing to allow you to adjust from click-less switching to long attack and decay times and everything in between.
SPECIFICATIONS:

14 HP
52mA +12V
26mA -12V
Applications for The Cursible include:

Morphing your signal through 6 reverbs, delays, distortions, waveshapers, flangers, phasers, etc and truly creating your own sound.

Sending your signal to 0-6 destinations in any order you want with adjustable fade times.

Morphing through multiple sound sources to create an ever-evolving oscillator timbre.

Morphing through multiple cv sources for an utterly unique, evolving voltage source.

Sequencing oscillator “stacks” for rich, blooming soundscapes.

And much, much more."

MAKEN0ISE Is It Music?


video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"How do we decide what we consider to be music? In this video we'll try to come up with some conditions for music that are as inclusive as possible.

Also, bees.

http://www.makenoisemusic.com"

Classic Synth Covers 2 (ft. Sequential Pro 3 & Roland Juno Gi)


video upload by Elemnt

Classic Synth Covers by Elemnt

"The 2nd part of the Classic Synth Covers is here!!

5 Classic Synth Covers in 1 video 😎

Main synths used were Sequential Pro 3 and Roland Juno Gi. Softsynths used on drums & remaining sounds.
Only samples used were the beginning of “Final Countdown”, beginning of “Blue Monday” sample, and Kraftwerk’s “Uranium” sample

0:01 - Europe - Final Countdown (1986)
0:57 - New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
2:34 - Yazoo - Situation (1982)
3:12 - Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix) (1983)
4:26 - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things (2016) - it's a classic already !

Recorded, mixed (lightly) & mastered by myself."

Aquifex - JD-Xi Covers of Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter & The Thing by Ennio Morricone


video upload by SynthAddict

"Roland JD-Xi cover of a great minimalist theme by John Carpenter, from his 1976 film Assault on Precinct 13. The original soundtrack was made with classic analog synths (no drum machine) and multitrack tape."


video upload by SynthAddict

"Roland JD-Xi cover of the classic minimalist theme by infamous composer Ennio Morricone, from the amazing 1982 remake of The Thing - a landmark achievement in practical make-up FX from Rob Bottin and Stan Winston (he made the dog creature)."

Hammond 102200


video upload by SyntheticMachines

"A multitrack demo from the Hammond 102200 Synthesizer. The only synthesizer ever made by the hammond company.
They only produced 200 units and that's why it is extremly rare. Unlike other synths, it works with the modulation matrix instead of knobs and faders with 300 variations.
It's a quirky sounding mono synth that reminds of early casios and computer games.
drums: TR 606 sample set"

62HP Eurorack Drum Machine - House / DNB / Juke Beats


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our next 62hp adventure is a tribute to the driving rhythms and beats of dance-driven electronic music, spiced up with the fun of patching that can only be found on a modular system. Tubbutec’s new 6equencer adapts the classic TR-606 workflow into the open-ended Eurorack environment, allowing any synthesist to compile their favorite modules in the drum machine of their dreams.

Armed with some of his favorite drum modules, Wes breaks down some classic drum patterns and explores how they can be expanded and turned upside down within a patch. WMD’s Crater and Tiptop Audio’s HATS909 provide dependable kicks and hi-hats, while Qu-Bit’s Surface, the Erica Synths Sample Drum, and WMD Fracture help to expand the sonic vocabulary beyond typical drum machines. We’re also using the RND STEP from DivKid and SSF and Doepfer’s A-145-4 (mounted in in the 1U row with a handy adapter by Abyss Devices) for parameter modulation, and Befaco’s Stmix as a mixer.

Get the gear used in this video here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/catalo...

Timeline:

00:00 - jam
02:35 - intro
03:27 - module overview
04:55 - why we put this together
05:24 - house beat
06:46 - drum and bass beat
07:57 - juke beat
09:57 - outro"

Noise Engineering: Big Honking Change Ring: Plain Bob Minimumus, Goose


video upload by Noise Engineering

"You won’t believe what happens when Stephen and Kris sit down with four Big Honking Buttons from Winterbloom. Okay, you probably will. We channel the 17th century art of Change Ringing. With four "bells" (or in this case, geese), this is a Minimus piece, but we're honing our skills to preform Minor or perhaps even Major (what what?) We're not likely to win any competitions with our rendition...yet. But just know that we have our geese tuned, and we're practicing. Who's with us for the Modular Change Ring Competition 2021?

Here we have four Geese (Big Honking Button, but Winterbloom), tuned by the Mimetic Digitalis, mixed and fed into the Desmodus Versio for just the right amount of atmosphere.

No geese were harmed in the filming of this video, and the dogs, as with most things, mostly slept through it.

Learn more about change ringing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Change_..."

https://www.noiseengineering.us

Avalanche Run V2 with a DB-01 synth (no talking)


video upload by Richard DeHove

"Some random noodlings with the Avalanche Run V2. Bought this because of the knob-per-function controls. It's certainly very easy to operate and gives a big thick sound. The Tone control works beautifully on the delay and the reverb is rich. On the other hand a little more stereo separation would be nice and you do need to be careful on the levels as it will clip fairly easily with a loud pop and crackle. I tried hooking up the DB-01 CV out to the expression in but the results were disappointing. Likewise using an expression pedal didn't seem worth the effort when using it on the desktop since all the controls are exposed anyway. Still, what you're paying for here is a beautifully thick stereo sound and superfast and simple tweaking. What a relief not to worry about menus and secondary functions!

0:00 Big combo on keyboard
0:57 Dry sound
1:06 Drones
3:03 Delay only pattern
3:35 Feedback function
4:00 Tap tempo
4:20 Reverse delay
5:10 Reverb variations
7:00 Tone control
8:00 Reverb and feedback
8:15 Dry pattern
8:30 Delay variations
8:53 Swell function
9:40 Long repeats
10:25 Delay and feedback
11:02 Reverse
11:36 Reverse bitcrush

My site: https://richarddehove.com/
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove"

ROLAND JP-8080 Analog Modeling Rack Synthesizer & Vocoder SN ZL22575



via this auction

Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot V2, Black



via this auction

"Includes original box, decksaver, carrying bag & power supply. A fantastic expanded take on everyone's favorite acid box, featuring a variable saw/square VCO, 432 user preset save slots with up to 64 steps per pattern, tons of 1/8" CV outputs, MIDI I/O, and a sleek black finish. UDX/UIX"

Teisco S-100P Vintage Analog Synthesizer Keyboard



via this auction

"Last of the great Japanese monophonic preset synths, this features all the groovy late 1970s add-ons in the vein of the ARP Pro-Soloist and Roland SH-1000/2000. Built-in spring reverb, aftertouch-controlled growl/bend/vibrato/wow/filter, flanger, repeater, portamento AND glissando. I bought this and used it on an album for a project that no longer exists, so looking to send it off to a new home. I have always used the instrument with a 120V-to-100V step-down converter to meet the Japanese electrical standard, and so recommend that you do the same.

The synth was fully serviced in 2018 and the only thing that the tech said they would eventually replace was the aftertouch strip - there are aftermarket solutions available which would rejuvenate its sensitivity to the way it was when it left the factory. It works well, you just have to press down on the keys firmly, so I didn't opt for that. There's a USB-powered LED strip visible in the pictures which added some fun lights - it comes right off for those looking to keep things vintage ;) It does not come with the original 'music stand' metal attachment nor the plastic cover I believe it came with originally."

Buchla 285r v2 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator



via this auction

"Clone of the Buchla 200-series Model 285 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator

This is Version 2, 100% analogue as opposed to v1 which used a digital FX chip"

Buchla 200e Memory Card & USB Utility Card w/ Original Boxes



200e Memory Card via this auction

USB Utility Card via this auction

YAMAHA CS40M programmable synthesizer serviced (needs slider caps)



via this auction

Kawai K4r – 16 bit digital synth module



via this auction

"All the front panel microswitches have been replaced, so they're 'as new', display is bright and clear (scratches on plastic covering, but not visible when in use) and I've (very tediously via MIDI sys-ex) reloaded all the factory presets back on."

Introducing the Behringer SYSTEM-15/35/55 & CM1A High-Resolution 16-Bit MIDI to CV/GATE Converter


video upload by Behringer

"After introducing our MODEL 55 range of Eurorack modules back last year, we've been following your comments and recognised your demand for pre-assembled systems.

We Hear You. Introducing the Behringer SYSTEM-15/35/55.

Ensuring the systems are historically accurate, SYSTEM-15/35/55 delivers the complete set of modules found in each bundle that was available in the 1960s.

All systems come pre-assembled in the Behringer EURORACK GO case and come ready to patch, straight out of the box.

All systems include our all-new CM1A Midi-to-CV/GATE converter and with the SYSTEM-55, included is our all-new EURORACK GO BRACKETS which links 2 EURORACK GO's together.

Both CM1A and EURORACK GO BRACKETS products will also be available to purchase separately.

SYSTEM-15 - $1,599.00
SYSTEM-35 - $2,299.00
SYSTEM-55 - $3,599.00

In stock and immediately shipping from our factory."

Introducing the Behringer CM1A High-Resolution 16-Bit MIDI to CV/GATE Converter
video upload by Behringer

"The CM1A is an extremely high-precision 16-bit USB/MIDI to CV/GATE converter designed for use with Eurorack setups such as the Behringer System 55, System 100 and 2500 series, etc.

The CM1A module allows you to interface your modular setup between either a DAW, external midi controller or hardware midi sequencer, either via USB MIDI or traditional 5 pin MIDI. Fitted with a rear mounted control switch, the CM1A allows you to select monophonic or duo-phonic modes.

Connecting the CM1A to the Synthtribe application allows for further settings such as midi channel and midi note range to be adjusted and can also be used for firmware updates.

Unlike other interfaces that mostly use 12-bit or simple pulse with modulation, the CM1A is fitted with a high-resolution 16-bit DAC from Texas Instruments - making it one of the most accurate and linear converters available.

List Price: $99 USD (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)."

“AODYO Anima Phi - First Contact” by Friendly Noise


video upload by Friendly Noise

"Please make sure that your system can reproduce low frequencies correctly.

Video sections:
00:06 01 Modelling
01:10 02 Rumbling
02:53 03 Flutes
03:50 04 Percussive sequence 1
04:44 05 Percussive sequence 2
05:45 06 Analog-like
07:04 07 Piezo
08:08 08 Ambient
09:48 09 Bells
10:47 10 Robots

Anima Phi, by AODYO, is a brand new monophonic synthesizer with an interesting approach. It’s a acoustic modelling synthesizer with also analog modelling parameters and effects onboard. Modulations routing are great and they will be undoubtedly the key for many great sounding patches to come.

In this video you can see the first contact with Anima Phi. I wanted to use the Seaboard, but it outputs multiple controller data and the Seaboard needs some editing with the Dashboard in order to make a template which can get the most of Seaboard + Anima Phi. So that Seaboard video will come in the next weeks for sure.

Even with an standard keyboard like the Arturia Keystep, the quality and playability of the Anima Phi shines from the beginning to the end of the video."

Noir - Sounds From Your Mind (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)


video upload by Polyend

"Hi, I'm Noir, this composition starts from the idea of using the first 4 tracks of the project as harmonic material. Using the wavetable synthesis capabilities of the Tracker, together with the fx tracks, you can get really effective results, in a short time and, above all, that evolve over time, thanks to the use of the "chance" effect."

Find out more and get the project files at: https://polyend.com/whats-up/noir-sou..."

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Uno synth: timbres analógicos em qualquer lugar, com qualquer controlador MIDI


video upload by Marcus Padrini

"Com o Uno Synth da @ikmultimedia , é possível contar com timbres analógicos e poderosos em qualquer lugar. A integração ao seu setup de teclados é muitos simples, já que ele pode ser comandado por qualquer controlador MIDI tradicional.

Nesse vídeo rápido, uma ideia sobre como funciona o Uno Synth sendo utilizado como um módulo sintetizador."

Yamaha TX81Z Rackmount FM Tone Generator SN 12011



via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Used in good condition. Has a bit of rack rash and paint wear but is fully functional. The pullout reference card is in tact but a slightly bent and has a piece of tape where the tab was.

4 operator FM synth with 8 note polyphony and 8 part multitimbral it is basically a rackmount DX-11"

Quasimidi Quasar SN 801-12673



via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Quasimidi Quasar, very rare piece of German made hardware from the early 90s. Rack is well used, but has tested in great working condition. Left rack ear is bent and has plenty of panel wear. AC power cable included.

1970's Maestro TH-1 Theremin (Bob Moog Design) SN E-0645



via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The TH-1 was designed by Bob Moog in the early 1970's and uses two plates to control the volume and pitch. Super cool piece of theremin history, recently gone over by our in-house technician with a clean bill of health.

The theremin is a bit "smoked out" as the previous owner was a heavy smoker, this does not affect the functionality of the instrument."

Two pics of the inside below.

Moog Sonic Six VI c 1970’s Blue



via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer



via this auction

"Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer. Vintage 8 voice polyphonic. Oberheim midi mod installed. Restored by an expert tech. Cosmetically good with wear on the bottom and one rubber foot missing. The wooden end bells are almost perfect. In classic 80s style someone added Dymo labels on the front panel for the page 2 controls."

Oberheim OB-8 w/ MIDI



via this auction

DinoPark Eurorack - Seven awesome synthesizers in one Eurorack module - now available


video upload by MakePro X

The DinoPark Eurorack module was first announced at SUPERBOOTH 2019. Make Pro is known for their MakeKit EX DSP desktop synth. See the Make Pro label for more.

"German Synthesizer Guru Jörg Schaaf from Radikal Technologies gives an introduction to our brand new DinoPark Eurorack Module. The module is a full voice, polyphonic modelling synthesizer module which adds a wealth of timbres to your Eurorack with seven different synthesizers.



DinoPark is an amazingly flexible, one-of-its-kind DSP-based sound synthesizer module. Utilizing CreamWare’s legendary modelling technology, DinoPark offers seven (7) models across different synthesis methods including subtractive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, FM synthesis and physical modeling. Resulting in a huge variety and spectrum of sounds - infinitely larger than the box is comes in! :)

▬▬▬▬ HISTORY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

DinoPark is unique in many ways. Its seminal development and beginnings over 20 years ago, forms the foundation for its unique refinement and richness when it comes to combining the best of both worlds in hardware and software synthesis.

It was Frank, founder of MakePro X who was the father of the legendary CreamWare SCOPE platform. Roughly 20 years ago, Frank and his team pushed the envelope and set new and lasting standards in software based synthesis. Truly pioneering technology that was, as many say, way ahead of its time. With their uncompromising approach to quality, CreamWare was not satisfied with host CPUs so they added whole arrays of dedicated SHARC Audio DSP processors which were new and revolutionary at that time. This approach allowed CreamWare to lead the industry in sound, performance and flexibility for years – however, this novel approach also came with a heavy price tag which ultimately took CreamWare out of the competition for less demanding mainstream markets. Today SHARC DSP processors continue to power only the very elite audio equipment in the industry – having evolved in power and price/performance; now offering 10-20 times the performance in comparison to the heyday of the CreamWare SCOPE and NOAH platforms.."



The full sound package for your Eurorack with 7 fantastic and classic synthesizers!

HIGHLIGHTS

A total of 7 synthesizers for your Eurorack - while still small in size
Choose from a variety of awesome Synths - all precise replicas of the legendary classics
BIG sound - brings the highly praised CreamWare plugin technology back to life
One-of-a-kind, modeling Drum Kit and Bass Voice Synthesizer for Eurorack
A complete set of fully tweakable Drum Instruments - fully synthesized, no samples!
Full voice, expressive Bass Synthesizer alongside your Drum Kit
Expandable with “Dino Dials” Encoder Module - assignable, touch sensitive Knobs!
Integrates into the modular MakePro System - for as much tactile control as you want !

Peter Zinovieff: A Tribute by CatSynth TV


video upload by CatSynth TV

"We look back at the life and work of Peter Zinovieff, who passed away last week at the age of 88. His work at Electronic Music Studios (EMS) was a major influence on musicians of the 1970s and beyond. At EMS, he co-created the well-known and coveted VCS3 and Synthi series. But he was also a composer in his own right, working on pioneering electronic music in the 1960s and returning to active composition in the 2010s with several collaborations with artists in other media and exploring massive sound spatialization.

Additional background music provided via the Arturia Synthi V as a tribute."

---

Also see EMS Founder Peter Zinovieff Has Passed Away

CXM 1978 Demo


video upload by Major OSC

Sequential Prophet-10

POWERFUL PORTABLE EURORACK LIVE SYSTEM Part 1 w/ MATTHS


video upload by MATTHS

"///THIS IS A LIVE STREAM///

#MATTHS aka #MattHodson takes us through his monster #eurorack #modular live performance case that has been the result of months of design.

Connect with me for live streams, broadcasts, music and more:

WEBSITE : http://www.matthsmatthsmatths.com/"

RD-8MkII + TR-808 + TR-08 Improvised for 8:08 Minutes


video upload by Honeysmack

"What does a Behringer RD-8 MkII, Roland TR-808 and TR-08 sound like when performed together. What can you do with 3x 808s that you can't do with one? Maybe this video simply highlights that I may have a slight gear problem with the 808, but in a good way? Why do I have multiple 808s? I dunno I’m definitely that idiot!

All 3 drum machines are mixed via a Playdifferently Model1 mixer with effects from Eventide Space and Timefactor pedals. No other sound sources used (Octatrack and Analog Rytm used for sync purposes only, not as an audio source). All improvised in one experimental unrehearsed take.

Please follow me for more terrible jokes and improvised live Acid Techno:
http://www.instagram.com/_honeysmack_
http://www.facebook.com/Honeysmack303/"

50 Custom Patches for Moog Grandmother: Bass, Lead, Arp, Pad/Drone, Chords. Sound Demo, No Talking


video upload by Anton Anru

"«Analog Classics» is a collection of 50 patches: 16 Leads, 13 Basses, 13 Arps, 5 Drones, 3 Chords.
It includes famous sounds that are found in many electronic tracks, from vintage to modern, musical solo-timbres and basses that will fit in any instrumental track or performance, like jazz, funk, rock, pop, indie, etc.., and some experimental patches that will add uniqueness to your music - everything vintage synths are loved for plus new possibilities and sound character introduced by Grandmother.

🔊 Get the soundset: https://bit.ly/3x756yg

The soundset is presented in the form of PDF-Document. Each page contains notes that explain how the patch works, what parameters worth tweaking during the playback, how to develop the timbre during a performance. If you make all the settings consciously and try the things mentioned in the notes, you will learn lots of things about the synth and discover its true depth.
Each patch has an audio example, it helps to understand how a patch is supposed to sound.

To recreate these patches you need up 8 patch cords.
You should also install firmware v1.1.3 or higher to have access to all settings used in this soundset.

Big thanks to Dmitry Chemyrev for his great lead and bass presets performance.

Contents:
00:00 ARP Spiral, BS Meteor
01:08 LD Lonely Pluto, BS Electric
02:13 BS Daft Funk, LD Mono Hammond
02:50 DR Major Rumble, BS Slack, ARP Contingency
04:02 CH Dance Stab, BS GM-1 Organ
05:10 BS Electric, LD Nightingale
06:15 ARP Morning Dew
07:31 ARP Euro Trance
08:35 BS Deep Click
09:18 BS GM-1 Organ, LD Back To Space
09:52 ARP Sweet Dream
10:50 LD Olympics, BS Electric
11:28 LD Scream Solo, BS Daft Funk
12:18 BS Exterminator
12:57 BS Unison 303
13:29 LD Fifth Brass, LD Accelerator Wheel
14:36 ARP Ocarina
15:21 LD Golden Era
15:44 Greek Pluck
16:09 ARP Pointy
17:44 ARP Fitful, BS Everyday Saw
18:41 ARP 2000s
19:53 CH Analog Essence
20:33 DR Aurora
21:44 DR Badlands
22:42 DR Engine
23:15 DR Escape"

Low Frequency Expander // Increase your synths modulation capabilities


video upload by Starsky Carr

"This can give you 3 complex LFOs, additional envelope, sequencer and arpeggiator plus loads of extra functionality. Well worth a look if you've got a Sequential Prophet or OB-6... or any synth with limited modulation. It can work with anything that accepts MIDI CC.

Email them here Yoricktechltd@gmail.com"

GSE Six 8HP Filter Modules Shoot-Out [comparison] [vs]


video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2021

Today it's the battle of the 8HP filter modules!

Six of 'em, says the squinty-eyed man with no name.

101-VCF, SH2-VCF, JP6-VCF, Delta VCF, Pro VCF, and 4023 VCF.

You know them, but what are some of the sonic differences?

Watch out, some screechy resonance ahead. They're filters after all :D

0:00 Intro

0:40 Bassline sequenced

3:24 Arpeggio sequenced + Reverb + Delay

6:09 Bass Sweeps, various res settings

Details

Osc | 101-VCO square + saw + sub

Buffered Multiple Buffy Bot is used in 1-into-6 config. The buffered osc signal is going to each of the 6 filters.

Envelope | 2xADSR is stack-cabled to the various CV inputs. The CVs are zero'd out until each filter gets dialed up.

Delay | Timefactor
Reverb | Big Sky

Check my Reverb store for module availability
https://reverb.com/shop/gstormelectro"

Waldorf Microwave 1 rev B CEM 3387



via this auction

Korg ARP Odyssey Analog Synthesizer



via this auction

Korg Lambda ES-50 vintage analog synthesizer w/ flight case SN 233875



via this auction

Moog The Source 341 A w/ Original Box & Manual SN 1607



via this auction, also on Reverb

"Here's a very nice Moog Source Model 341A Analog synthesizer with serial#1607. Collector's quality unit. Serviced by a well known Bay Area shop just over a year ago. Battery replaced, re-cap, clean internals. Tested and works great! Super responsive. Comes with the original box and styrofoam protection (foam cover), and power cord."

Blue Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box



via this auction

Return Trip Effect - Critter & Guitari Orchestra (Septavox, Pocket Piano, Organelle M, Bolsa bass)


video upload by Return Trip Effect

"RETURN TRIP EFFECT is the musical project founded by DREW, an italian electronic music composer, experimental instruments maker and pianist. Follow him:

https://returntripeffect.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/returntripe..."

synth snail...

Return Trip Effect - Introducing Critter & Guitari Organelle M (no talking)

Return Trip Effect - Introducing Seeburg Select - A - Rhythm drum machine (HD - No talking)


video upload by Return Trip Effect

Return Trip Effect - Introducing Univox SR55 + Empress Reverb (HD - No talking)


video upload by Return Trip Effect

Return Trip Effect - Introducing Suiko ST20 (HD - No talking)


video upload by Return Trip Effect

SUIKO ST-10 Japanese Traditional Scale Synthesizer SN 001315


Return Trip Effect - Introducing Suiko ST10video upload by



via this auction

"The rare ST-10 is the big brother to famous Suiko ST-50 and was designed to accompany poetry. It has only 3 traditional Japanese instrument sounds, shakuhachi, koto and pipe organ. The samples are clean and sound fantastic with some reverb or other effects. But while it lacks the many instrumental sounds of its younger siblings, it makes up for it with its retro wood-panel styling, integrated speaker and onboard cassette tape sequencer. The data cassette player is used to record and playback note data in sequence, and the instruments can be changed during playback. Tested and 100% functional, this ST-10 comes in the original tolex hard travel case with manual. Power is 100V, and while a stepdown converter is not needed, it is recommended."

Aodyo Instruments Anyma Phi Physical Modeling Synth



via this auction

You can find demos of the Anyma Phi in previous posts here.

Oberheim OB-12 Polyphonic Analog Modeling Synthesizer



via this auction

Thriller Bass Patch - Korg Minilogue Synthesizer


video upload by INTRNLCMD

"I've attempted to get a Monologue patch as close as possible to the Minimoog Thriller bass patch.

Minologue Sound Librarian Patch can be downloaded here: https://intrnlcmd.com/synth-patches/b..."

LFO Sync Bass Patch - Korg Minilogue Synthesizer

video upload by INTRNLCMD

"Today I explore making a oscillator sync patch on the Korg Minilogue.

You can download this patch for free from my website here: https://intrnlcmd.com/synth-patches/l..."

Roland Alpha Juno Chorus Compared to the legends: JUNO-6, JX-3P, JX-10, JU-06A (60 and 106 models)


video upload by thesrabbit

"The Roland Alpha Juno 1, 2, and MKS-50 have the same legendary BBD chorus chips as the rest of the 80's Roland classics, with one major difference: variable chorus rate! I've gone through and mapped out the actual chorus rates of all possible values, from 0 to 127. I've also measured the chorus rates of every Roland synth I own, and found which chorus rate values on the Alpha Juno best align with each of them. This includes the JUNO-6, JX-3P, JX-10, and JU-06A, which has built-in JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 emulations.

Contents:
0:00 Intro
0:46 Baseline patch on the JUNO-6
1:58 Baseline patch on other synths
5:32 Overview of comparison
5:56 JUNO-6 vs Alpha Juno
13:30 JX-3P vs Alpha Juno
17:53 JU-06A Juno-60 model vs Alpha Juno
23:56 JU-06A Juno-106 model vs Alpha Juno
28:43 JX-10 vs Alpha Juno
32:58 JUNO-6 Chorus 1 vs JX-3P
33:58 JUNO-6 Chorus 2 vs JU-06A Chorus 1
35:22 JUNO-6 Chorus 2 vs JX-10 Chorus 1
36:26 Wrap-up
37:14 Measurement method

For a full rundown of my findings, look no further: https://eokuwwy.blogspot.com/2021/06/...

If you are interested in hearing how the chorus on the Alpha Juno compares to the other Roland giants, then this video is for you! There's a small section at the end that shows how I measured the chorus rates, so you can do the same.

This is not intended to see how the Alpha Juno stacks up overall sound wise against the others and there is no real patch matching. That would have taken way too long, and this video is already long enough. I'd suggest heading over to Starsky-Carr's channel if you're interested in that sort of thing (his Alpha Juno vs 106 video is definitely worth the watch)."

SET YOUR PHASERS TO STUN!!🖖 - Moog MF-103 vs Dreadbox Lethargy


video upload by Noir Et Blanc Vie

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

TLDR: I bought a $200 freaking phaser pedal JUST to make a video when I already have a phaser pedal that's way sicker...no hate Dreadbox, it's real good!

I promised I'd buy this Lethargy pedal so I did. The ONLY thing I'll say as a negative, it didn't seem the Lethargy was as good with ULTRA low bass frequencies. Like, it wasn't as good at handling high input low end frequencies where as the MF-103 could do it all smoothly. Honestly, MAKE UP YOU OWN MIND WHILE LISTENING. lol

Overall, look, the Moog is better to me, but at the prices today, you're better off going Dreadbox."

Moog MF-103 on eBay | on Reverb

Korg Wavestate Sound Bank Vol 2 for Berlin School and Ambient


video upload by Waveformer

"Waveformer presents the "Berlin School and Ambient Construction Kit Vol 2" soundbank for Korg Wavestate - available for purchase from https://gumroad.com/waveformer.

This is my second soundbank for the incredible Korg Wavestate synthesizer, built over a period of 6 months in the first half of 2021. The soundbank has 22 original Performances inspired by the Berlin School of Electronic Music, and it continues in the spirit of the first volume released at the end of 2020.

All the Performances are built from four Layers, each with multiple Lanes of Wave Sequences. The Performances use Arpeggiators, allowing you to play a few notes, perhaps a short melodic phrase, and the Arpeggiators and Wave Sequences will take it from there, play the notes in different order and automate the parameters in a musical way. The Performances are designed for live tweaking, taking advantage of the Wave Sequences to modify rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics. The individual Layers in a Performance are designed so they both work well together and can play alone – just like individual members of a band.

The accompanying user manual describes each Performance in detail, with a guide to both playing and twisting knobs. It also includes some general tips and tricks for the Wavestate and some insight into how these Performances were built.

I hope you enjoy playing this soundbank as much as I have enjoyed making it :-)"

Monday, June 28, 2021

Armon ArmonConcert Strings Reeds Piano and Brass Synth



via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here. See the Armon label for additional Armon synths.

"String section with Cello, Violin and Percussion and also a 'solo' switch for lead lines.

* Reeds section with Accordion, Musette and Organ.

* Piano section with Piano and also HonkyTonk.

* Brass section with Trombone and Trumpet and with it's own controls for Attack and Brilliance.

* An effects section that has a 'mute' function and also vibrato.

* Finally a general section with overall Attack and Sustain.

LED's in each section light up to show you which parameters are active and tweak-able for each
You can also mix voices by pressing both buttons to create new sounds and textures.
Has it's own built-in amplifier and speakers in the bottom so you can either play it stand alone, or hook it up to a separate amp and speakers. Sockets on the rear include headphones, sustain and pedal and the external output."

ROLAND SYSTEM-100 MODEL 102 Analog Synthesizer SN 521013



via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings

"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.

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO-ONE SN 2850



via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings

"Fully disassembled, cleaned inside and out, and meticulously serviced and reassembled. Working perfectly. This process was performed by an expert vintage synth tech and took 13 hours. The end result is an instrument that's better than the rest and is priced accordingly. Ready to play, no excuses. This unit's got the better J-wire keyboard mechanism. We replaced the wooden sides with brand new replicas made by a third party."

Quasimidi Sirius SN 52116



via this auction

ROLAND MKS-7 SUPER QUARTET SN 713093



via this auction

ROLAND CMU-810 w/ Original Box



via this auction

"This is a real rarity in any condition, arguably Roland's rarest vintage synth, and here we have one almost 'New Old Stock' in the original box! An early 80's desktop module from Roland in their absolute prime, based on the SH101 / MC202 architecture with the classic Curtis CEM3340 VCO plus the legendary IR3109 VCF chip as found in everything from the Jupiter 8 to the Juno 60. Driven by CV/gate, we've tested it using both an Arturia MicroFreak and a Korg SQ1 with stunning results, and has the added bonus of a built in 2 channel mono-signal mixer for routing other gear through, plus 21 slider caps as used on the Juno 6 and 60! Mad!!! Feels like this unique unit pre-dated the whole 'desktop module' thing that has been with us since the early days of Virtual Analogue from Nord and Access Virus, and by around 25 years! A very modern feeling old thing, with that small desk-space footprint but big sound we're all looking for these days."

Learn how to use a Roland Juno 60 Synthesizer Tutorial and Tape Interface Patch Bank


video upload by T O N E L A B

"In this demo, I take you on a tour through Roland's most popular single-oscillator, synth from 1982... The Juno 60! a rich sounding, yet very modest synth..some pedigree declare it the finest single-osc. ever?! ..hmm, but it is tough trying to think of something that gives this thing shade!

First half of this demo is a virtual 'walk-thru' of the features.. then towards the end is a walk-through of how to use the Tape Interface to backup the sound-patches to a D.A.W. (Logic Pro X)

Index:
0:00 Introduction
1:43 DCB
2:06 Transpose & Hold
3;35 Arpeggio
6:29 LFO
8:49 DCO
13:40 HPF
14:07 VCF
19:50 Chorus
21:56 VCA
26:23 Memory
28:57 VCF Jack
29:28 Bender (DCO, VCF, LFO Trig & Octave Transpose)
31:17 Manual Button
31:34 Tape Interface
34:38 Patch Memory Tone


Accessories mentioned:
MIDI--to-DCB Converter - https://kentonuk.com/product/pro-dcb-...
Moog Expression Pedal for VCF - https://www.moogmusic.com/products/ep..."

MFB's Manfred Fricke Has Passed Away



Left: Manfred Fricke (via Amazona.de) back in the day with his first creations, the MFB-501 drum machine (right), and MFB-601 digital sequencer (left).

2nd image is Manfred Fricke with the MFB SYNTH II at SUPERBOOTH (unknown source).

We lost another legend in the synth world. Sad news in via STROMKULT: "'On June, 17th around 11am Manfred Fricke from Berlin alias MFB sadly passed away after having had a hard time with cancer for a while already. He left his wife Gloria and his son Jean-Marcel behind, we are all very sad having lost this partner, friend and father.'
HerrSchneider

Manfred Fricke was one of Berlins pioneers of analog synth and drum machine makers. He has been the weapon of choice for many (not only) starting musicians. Let’s be honest, who didn’t have one of his creations early in his or hers journey into electronic musical instruments – or at least thought about getting one – and why shouldn’t you? Manfred Fricke's machines always brought something unique to the table, they were mostly analog, affordable, in small plastic housings and just did the job. Manfred always focused on keeping his products affordable for his clients and the instruments quite often made their way to professional use later on, and the musicians often kept their first units as something almost holy, because it were these machines that paved the way into analog electronic music making.

But it would be too short-sighted to associate MFB only with budget entry-level products. Especially the drum machines Tanzbär and Tanzbär II, or the great Dominion 1 show that Manfred Fricke also built machines that met higher demands. The Tanzbär, in particular, is considered by many to be their favorite drum machine of the last few years, especially in terms of its amazing sound.

We hope that MFB will continue to exist and that it will continue to make it easier for many generations of musicians to enter the world of electronic sound production.

We wish Manfred Fricke's son Jean-Marcel continued success for the future of MFB and extend our condolences to him and his family. And lets hope that Manfred will finally meet up with all the other good guys on the other side.

Rest In Peace."

MFB TANZBAR 2 pic via STROMKULT.


video upload by 7V-STUDIO

MFB's Manfred Fricke's first procuct, the Fricke MFB-501 drum machine.

Description via this video:
"This little analog beatbox was developed in 1980 1979 by Manfred Fricke. It was offered at 380 DM. As a low-cost model on the market for analog rhythm generators the small black and white "Switch Box" quickly found a lot of friends, because its configuration could be compared to its expensive far east competitors: 64 patterns and as many fill-ins switchable via micro switches, speed ​​control via potentiometer, 10 analog percussion instruments (activated by means of micro switches), combined mono/stereo outputs (jack), In & Out (5 Vss) and trigger footswitch inputs (jack) for start and fill-in
(retail price for the switch at 16 DM). An external wall power supply provides 12 volts.

Approx. 5000 units of the MFB-501 had been sold. Not so bad for a one-man company. So this drum machine is one of the top-selling devices in the history of the Berlin engineer offices M. Fricke . If you're lucky, this iconic device can still be found on the relevant internet sales platforms.

Today, maintenance of this tiny noise machine is still easily feasible, because Fricke employed only commercially available components. Therefore, 'presumedly dead 501's' can be reanimated without major problems."

MFB 601 Vintage Digital Sequencer, Teardown, Repair and partial analysis


Published on Feb 2, 2015 FPV Electronics

Note this video is FPV Electronics of course, and not Manfred Fricke.
"This device is exclusively built from 7400 and 4000 series basic logic ICs. Making it must have been so much more difficult than just programming a generic µController as we would do today."

Timeline via http://mfberlin.de/en/about-us/:

1976: MFB was founded by engineer Manfred Fricke. So far there were more than some hundred products constructed and distributed. The first developments and products were primarly video games for industrial playmachines.

1979: A lowcost drummachine was introduced in 1979. (98 DM for the self construction kit). The legendary drumcomputer MFB-501 was finished and sold. Although it was not the most prominent drumcomputer of that time it surely was one of the best selling drum units in Germany. Some shops sold ten times more MFB-501s than Roland TR-808s. More products for the musician followed, such as the Digital-Sequencer MFB-601 and the digital drum machine MFB-512. All of these featured rich products were offered at exceptional low prices.

1984: The E-Drum module series 1000 and 2000 followed with corresponding pads.

1986: A new construction period started in 1986 with product launches of the MIDI-CV converter MFB-201 and the MIDI drummer MFB-SYNTH was finished in 1997, although its development dates back to the eighties. The machine never went into production since 2001, the year of the company´s 25th anniversary because of decreased interest in analogue synthesizer technology especially in the sales channels.

From 1986 Manfred Fricke specialized in products for video applications. Alone 20 different framegrabbers for the Apple II, C-64 und IBM compatible PCs were constructed. A very high percentage of these framegrabbers were and are still in use for special industrial purposes. Custom development is still done here, so these specialized tools are not available for other customers.

1994: MFB introduced the world´s first videomixer below 1.000 DM, the MFB-901. Its successor MFB-902 was available in 1995. Another important development in the video section was the model MFB-912, a digital video memory. This 1998 product was highly acclaimed by the press.

1999: The successor MFB-915 added sound and higher picture resolution. It´s available since October 1999. Another successor is the model MFB-920 with an integrated harddrive offering better options for nonlinear cutting and post processing of the recorded material.

2001: During this year, Manfred Fricke also developed another new MIDI drum-module. MFB-KULT, includes most of the famous sounds of the older machines. Both MFB-SYNTH and MFB-KULT are availabale since December 2001. Because of constant requests for the digital sequencer MFB-601 a successor MFB-602. was introduced in May 2002.

2002: Since August 2002 there´s also a little brother of the MFB-SYNTH, the MFB-SYNTH LITE

And of course the MFB DOMINION series and the MFB SYNTH PRO.

There have been 1747 MFB posts on the site prior to this one. MFB has been a mainstay on the site and Manfred Fricke will be greatly missed.

Plinky : #3 patch from scratch


video upload by Meska

"Quick patch from scratch with plinky, a realy basic one, i will make more on other aspec of plinky .
You can see my proto case for plinky and the expandeur, next step make it thinner and 3d printable :)

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 : www.meska.fr

You can stream my albums and EPs at https://statikwave.bandcamp.com/

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

Plinky patches by Meska

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with KARL LEARMONT



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

"Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Karl Learmont / Angelspit is known for vicious synths, slamming modular distorted drums, and lyrics with a twist of sarcasm. Angelspit’s new album The Ignorance Cartel is their nineteenth release since their inception in June 2004. Currently based in LA, Angelspit has toured the USA and Europe multiple times – dragging their synths around with them.

We chatted with Karl on how he uses the Prophet Rev2 in his music."

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

Phase Plant - a 21st Century Modular Synth


video upload by

"A brief look at Modular Synths followed by the creation of patches in Phaseplant in order to create a 'Cinematic' style track.

00:00 Modular Background

02:35 Enter Phaseplant
03:10 Synth String Patch
06:15 Soft Synth Pad
10:57 "Cinematic" Brass
16:08 Bell Tone from Wavetable
19:48 War Drum Ensemble
22:16 Wind & Explosion FX
24:57 Wavetable Drone & Pad
27:58 "Stab" Sound
28:49 The Final Track"

Behringer Introduces the RD-8 MKII


video upload by Behringer

"In our constant pursuit for perfection and authenticity, we proudly introduce the new RD-8 MKII, the most authentic analog recreation ever produced.

This drum machine has been re-designed from the ground up with carefully selected components and circuitry, which have dramatically improved the sound of the voices as well as noise and phase response across both the main and individual outputs.

Most importantly, our engineers - together with our Coolaudio semiconductor sister company - successfully recreated the 40-year-old BA662 chip, which is instrumental for the authentic voices of this instrument.

We’re proud to deliver the most authentic and accurate analog drum machine recreation ever produced.

We Hear You.

List Price: $329 (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)"

Behringer RD-8 MkII Review by Honeysmack
video upload by Honeysmack

"He is my first review of the new RD-8 MkII.

This video is not a tutorial or a detailed feature run through. As a live Acid Techno improvisor and performer for almost 30 years, I wanted to go through some features I loved and how the RD-8 MKII builds on the spirit of the TR-808 with some nice new sound enhancements and sequencer/performance features. Behringer have said they redesigned some of the key components in an effort to get an authentic 808 sound. The firmware has also been revised.

00:00 RD-8 MKII vs TR-808 sound comparison
00:35 Intro
02:00 Me with hair as a techno raver
02:37 Why Behringer are doing good things!
03:01 How does it compare to the original?
04:24 Sound enhancements overview
04:34 Bass drum
05:04 Open hihat
05:34 Hand clap
05:56 Wave designer
06:48 Dual-mode filter
08:00 Turn your bass drum into a synth
08:57 Sequencer/performance functions overview
09:49 Poly mode
11:14 Step repeat
11:33 Note repeat
12:00 Randomization
12:39 Probability
13:23 Flam
13:51 Conclusion
14:37 RD-8 MK II outro jam

All audio was recorded without any pre/post processing whatsoever, all audio is coming directly out of an old Mackie 24•8 mixer with no EQ. What you are hearing is as raw as possible, with no embellishments.

We all know the 808 sound and it’s hard to not to know it these days as this legendary drum machine has informed a variety of electronic dance music genres from Hip Hop to pop music. Owning an original TR-808 is a rarity these days, I purchased mine over 20 years ago at time before prices went crazy. These days owning vintage drum machines and synths are the fare of privileged people, like old men with ponytails collecting vintage guitars. The RD-8MkII is great riff on the original. The new additions such as filter, wave designer, tuning on the kick, clap offset and the added sequencer features make a great drum machine. I applaud Behringer for producing an affordable, like-for-like clone. This gives more people access and it can only promote more music making! Hope this video provides some insight into this new machine.

Disclaimer: I was a beta-tester on the RD-8 MkII although I do not work for Behringer and they have nothing to do with the making of this video."

ARP 2600 Analog Synthesizer Meticulously Refurbished



via this auction

"This unit was disassembled, cleaned inside and out, meticulously serviced, with some future-proofing measures and fully and repeatedly tested by vintage synth specialists with decades of experience (us). This process required 22 hours of skilled labor. The result is an ARP 2601 that is much better than the rest. Don't settle for less / get what you pay for.

This unit is working perfect, is ready to play, and will hopefully outlast all others.

This unit came to us without a keyboard, which is no problem for most people because it's better to control it with an external midi to CV converter. This way, it can be played by your MIDI DAW or whatever midi controller you use with it. If you need an original arp 2600 keyboard to go with it, we have a model 3604 that we can sell you - email us.


In addition to any repairs, we did the following work to this unit:

-Fully disassembled, cleaned inside and out.
-Power supply rebuilt: new capacitors and trimpots.
-All tantalum capacitors replaced (these are a common source of failure in ARPs).
-All sliders and switches cleaned and lubricated.
-Cleaned Cinch-Jones connectors.
-Recalibrated.
-Multiple systematic tests of all functions.

Earlier revisions of the 2600 are notorious for having their modules sealed in black epoxy. This late version 2601's circuits are all open, so if a component ever goes bad, repair should be easy."

Studio Electronics Selector for ATC-1



via this auction

"This rare 1U rack unit made by SE accomodates up to four filter cartridges making it possible to have them always connected to the ATC-1. The module connects to the cartridge slot at the rear of the ATC-1, so you just plug it in and play!"

Note this listing is from a supporting member of the site. It was previously posted here. I require new pics for new posts, so here they are. Just wanted to point out why the image at the listing is different than these at the time of this post.

MANTHER MONDAY 21week25


video upload by Malekko HeavyIndustry

"These are simple, one minute clips of saved presets as examples of the power of the Manther. Recall preset, press play, then make adjustments for fun!"
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