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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

PAC - Custom PAC-MAN Themed Korg Minilogue Love Hultén

video upload by Love Hultén

"Custom-made synthesizers -"

Note the finish appears to be brushed black. The Minilogue came in original silver and the limited Minilogue PG in black. Both had smooth finishes and both were keyboard models only. The Minilouge XD introduced the desktop module version, which this is not.

Blue Lantern Cmos FX Processor MK2

videos uploaded by flavio mireles

Update: added a playlist with four demos above.

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"This module has all the internal circuits to complete a voice: sound generation + envelope generation + amplifier control.

The sound generation is interesting. The core is using 3 CMOS based oscillators that are performing exclusive 'or' logic.
This is known as 'XOR' ring modulation. This entire circuit is being voltage starved, a technique common among the advanced circuit bending hobby.
For example, portable vintage toys that use batteries sound different as there batteries loose voltage. I designed a CV controllable
circuit that simulates the 'dying batteries' scenario.

This is where the product's name comes from: CMOS FX Processor. Incoming audio is internally conditioned
to be those dying batteries. To my knowledge I don't think there is any other euro format product that uses this technique.

-CMOS FX INPUT jack has a capacitor on it's signal path, making this an AC input.
-MOD INPUT jack is a DC signal path.
-FM INPUT jack is also a DC signal path, but with level control (attenuator).

Envelope Generator

This is a digital based 1 shot circuit, that has 8 wave forms. The decay knob controls the tail of the envelope. There is no parameter for attack.
Some of the wave forms have set attack times if you require some 'fading' in on the control.
-Regeneration 'REGEN' parameter is a feedback. This controls the looping of your envelope.
-Delay parameter controls the time until the next 1 shot of your loop.
-Decay knob needs to be adjusted as you experiment using Regen and Delay parameters. Shorter decay times work best and make the looping faster.
-Envelope Output is 0-10V.

Amplifier Control

The internal circuit is an OTA based '13700' vca design.
-Accent input jack is a POSITIVE only conditioner. For example if you patch a -5/+5v signal, only the +5v portion reaches the VCA control.
This is good for making the audio louder at given intervals, but not making the audio 'mute'.
-VCA CV input jack is a direct DC coupled input. This will make the audio fade in and out of volume. Both positive and negative values make it to the VCA control.

How to use this module.

For best results you will need a sequencer or sample and hold from a digital fancy module. You can practice first by patching this to the 'FM' input and find your sweet spot with its level.
You will need to patch a 'tempo' to the trigger or you can use the W Pulse clock to trigger this product.

Once you got the hang of the module, make a sequenced based patch with your other modules. Use the CMOS FX Processor at the end of the audio signal path chain to 'Process' your audio.
Your going to here some bizzare techno. If you have a scope, the wave forms on the output are really crazy to see."

Fully serviced Formanta Polivoks w/ MIDI & Mods

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Fully restored. All the electrolytic capacitors have been replaced. All the potentiometers were cleaned and lubricated (with disassembly) for smoother action and scratches avoidance. All the tones and waveforms were tuned. Power connector is replaced to a standard IEC 320. 220v. Audio connectors for input/ output and phones are Neutrik 1/4'' jacks. No adapters required.

Additional mods:

Duophonic MIDI control allows to play in the range of 64 MIDI notes from F1 to G#6 with adjustable 1 octave pitchbend, VCF cutoff is controlled by the ModWheel.

Switchable portamento effect to BOTH oscillators in monophonic mode.

Carrying handle was moved to a front panel and that makes it more usable."

Roland VariOS w/ 4GB Compact Flash Card

via this auction

Note there is a discoloration at the bottom right of the LCD screen.

Polyend Tracker Firmware Update v1.4

video upload by Polyend

"The official Polyend Tracker v1.4 firmware update is ready, and it takes the gear to an entirely new level!

We’ve added plenty of impressive sound-sculpting tools so your music companion can take you to new places. Check out the overview of the new functions:

- Newly added Horizontal Pattern Edit Mode, to give you access to a more classic sequencing experience,
- New step Fx’s - Arp, Slide, Gate Length, and Swing,
- The Tune Fx in the Performance Mode now also works for MIDI notes,
- Line Input passthrough now supports Delay and Reverb sends,
- Mono support for Line Input passthrough,
- Performance Mode now plays through the entire song
- You can now switch between Perform screen and Instrument Parameters without breaking the performance,
- Updated Title Bar is now also available in the Pattern Screen,
- New MIDI output latency compensation (MIDI Instrument Parameters offset utility),
- Overall bugfix and performance update,

Check the detailed changelog and download the firmware archive at:

Please save your active project before upgrading firmware.

Picture & sound by Isobutane"

As It Ever Was w/ Buchla, Moog System 55, OB-6, Sirin & Digitakt

video upload by Ehsan Gelsi

Stream, steal or buy this music:

Kavinsky - Nightcall - Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 4 ( Cover )

video upload by SMV Producer

"A short demo attempting to reproduce this music from the movie Drive with my new Prophet 10.

All the sounds come from Prophet 10 except the beat, my voice through a vocal processor and a muted guitar that comes from Native Instruments Komplete 13. All was recorded in Ableton Live 11."

12- The UDO Super 6- Envelopes Part A

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a two-part exploration of the sound and functionality of the UDO Super 6 Envelopes.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the UDO Super 6 in order to provide the various parts necessary. No external equalization or effects were used. The drums were created through programming the Korg Triton LE and processing the results through the Landscape Stereo Field.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

AutomaticGainsay UDO Super 6 posts

Dreadbox Typhon - One Synth, One Track, Two Hours

video upload by Lost Clouds (Tom Green Music)

"Getting stuck in a creative rut always sucks, but forcing yourself to just write for a couple of hours always seems to help - you never know what might come out! Here's a track made with just the Typhon (+ some Valhalla Shimmer on patches that already use the FX3 slot for delay). This thing is an inspiration machine, it sounds so good in so many different situations and fits into a mix really well. Love it!!

Some of the patches in this video are available as part of a new Typhon patch pack I've released:

A full video demonstration of all the patches will be out in a week or two, but the patches are available for purchase now!

The patches in the pack include the main plucky sequence (Sequoia), the constant plucky noise around 1:00 (Pan), the epic BWAAHH sounds (BWAH) and the resonant lead (Resonant). Check out the patches if you're interested :)"

K-Teck Introduces Rudiment Step Sequencer for Ableton Live

This one was spotted by supporting member, brian comnes.

via K-Teck:

"What is Rudiment?

Rudiment is a mono/poly step sequencer which uses the Max for Live framework, and only works in Ableton Live

Rudiment uses Interference Patterns to generate rhythms

Rudiment uses a Function line plus an extended variation on a Klee sequencer and shift registers to generate pitches

All this adds up to a step sequencer capable of some very natural patterns and phrases

Rudiment is very easy to use

Capable of long and complex patterns or

Short, repeated phrases with subtle changes

Mostly non-random - you can accurately predict patterns if you really want to...

Rudiment is a pattern tweaker's delight"

New Loops Releases "Atmospheric Textures (WAV/DUNE 3 Presets)"

via supporting member, New Loops:

"New Loops has released Atmospheric Textures (WAV/DUNE 3 Presets), 100 atmospheres,soundscapes, backing pads, and ambience's to add tension and suspense to your music.

You'll find a wide range of synthesised sounds including, dark cinematic pads, intense noise-scapes, distorted drones, atonal atmospheres, shimmering pads, alarming sounds, deep rumbles, and more. Atmospheric Textures has over 1 GB of sounds ranging from 14 seconds to 1 minute long. All audio is 24-bit, 44.1kHz WAV files. These WAV files can be used as audio, or used in sample players.

These sounds are suitable for many genres including cinematic soundtrack and film scores, atmospheres and soundscapes, game music and effects, video sound tracks, and also useful for electronica, ambient, drum and bass, techno, and more.

New Loops Atmospheric Textures is available in 2 separate formats - audio WAV and Dune 3 Edition (sold separately). Atmospheric Textures – Dune 3 Edition features 100 presets for Synapse Audio's Dune 3 (includes WAV files).

Intro Price: £14.99 until September 30th, 2021 (Reg. £19.99). Use coupon INSPIRE20 for and extra 20% off store wide. Free demo presets are available to download here."

BEYOND SPACE - 77 Free presets for Grainspace VST

via supporting member, Sounds2Inspire:

"Beyond Space is a Free Preset compilation for Audiority’s Grainspace VST.

Beyond Space features brand new 77 Presets exploring the best characteristics of this unique granular reverb.

.Great variety of presets and sounds
.Creative granular sounding Reverbs
.Abstract Echoes and Delays
.Glitches and other creative Sfx
.Presets are Organized in different styles - For Faster workflow"

Absence by MATTHS

New release from supporting member, MATTHS.

"'Absence' is the 8th release this year from MATTHS as part of his 2021 project that sees me release one track a month. Here he gets deep with a dark ambient production that plows through swashes of reverb and distortion that is a single take, unedited, performed and produced by MATTHS all at the same time using his bespoke modular setup.

'Absence' is available now over exclusively at Bandcamp before it hits streaming platforms sometime later in the year. Subscribers over at Bandcamp get a second exclusive version of this track too!

Artwork by the amazing Elina Krima"

PPG Waveterm A - Compute a Wave in 1982

video upload by RetroSound

"The PPG Waveterm A
is the heart of the PPG System from the year 1982.

The Waveterm based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8" disc"

Roland VP-03 Boutique Series Vocoder Plus Synthesizer SN ZOH2968

via this auction

"Compact recreation of the famous Roland VP-330 Plus Vocoder includes:

Gooseneck XLR mic
Voice step sequencer
Chord memory function
Dual ribbon controllers
MIDI In/Out control
Internal mini-speaker
1/8" stereo outputs (x 2)"

Yamaha CS 15 SN 7351 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"Massively fun and tweakable synth so many live switching and routing options it demands to be played... This synth is a classic... a lesser known classic... the closest thing i can compare it to is the MS20 but it is a very different beast than the MS (it doesn't squeal) in the right hands its a beast... Duophonic it has CV and GATE (Hz/v s-trig) for each oscillator... then you get 2 of everything with interesting rerouting options... external in... opens up more possible fun... I lost hours testing this thing... its hard not to get something intersting out of this thing! Please note this is Hz/v s-trig CV control... I tested it with an Arturia beatstep pro (arturia is good for Hz/v) Tested CV and GATE ins and both working fine and seperately together!!! 2 lines 2 filters 2 envelopes I perfer to use just gate triggers and play the keyboard live because the live controls are a breeze!"

Vintage Korg Mini Pops 35 Drum Machine

via this auction

Vintage 1970's EML Electrocomp Model 101 Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Vintage 1970's EML Electrocomp model 101 synthesizer is in mint condition and works perfect."

Elta Music Solar 50 2020 White

via this auction

Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer 4on4 split sound - No talking - Demo

video upload by SMV Producer

"Just a live tweaking with a split sound i made with my Waldorf Quantum. The performance was directly recorded in Ableton Live 11, without any external FX and post processing."

Norand Mono INHALT Multitrack Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Norand is a new French synthesizer manufacturer. Mono is their debut synth that I've been commissioned to do a sound library for. In the process of doing so, I put together a demo song wherein every sound is sequenced and generated on the Mono entirely. Every single sequence and sound, including drums was made on the Mono (yes the chords too). Pretty impressive stuff for a "compact" 303 inspired synth ...

And while it may appear to be inspired by the 303 it's actually an amalgamation of "things". Working on this synth, took me back the the 90s, when I read Future Music magazine. During that 303 clone craze time, the king was the Future Retro 777, and in many regards the Mono brings up a bit of a design vibe from that. While the 777 was, to my ears a cross between a Sequential Pro One and 303 there is something about it that the Mono spiritually continues. Similarly, the Mono does have all the provisions that a 303 has (especially on the sequencer front) but then it updates it with pretty much all the modern facilities an Elektron box would have.

The Mono is a kind of 21st century bridge between the best of the past and the best of the now. The sound of the actual machine is much more vintage in character than most modern synths but the way you play and manipulate and sequence that sound is firmly 21st century with the vibe and some charming idiosyncrasies of the 303 sequencer. Don't sleep on this one, it's an absolute winner.

Multi-tracked and mixed entirely on an AMS Neve 8424 console with some fx processing (light reverb and delay) from a Lexicon 480l. Filmed and produced at Infinite Power Studios, Los Angeles, CA."

Elements Vol 1 - Patches 51 to 75 - u-he - Repro 5

video upload by GEOSynths

Elements Vol 1 - Patch Demos

"Out Soon...
I love u-he's Synths, they're some of the best Software Synthesizers out there. While I usually deal with Hardware, I have made patches for u-he DIVA and others, so I decided to make a 100 Patches for Repro 5.

It contains a wide range of Sounds from Pads & Strings, Bass & Lead, Poly & a few Famous Sounds. Many of them utilize the additional functionality in the Mod Matrix for more diverse sounds.

Twin Peaks | Eurorack Modular Ambient Soundscape

video upload by SyllixMusic

"Download the audio:
As I was listening to this, I closed my eyes and imagined myself atop an icy mountain. I really love getting lost in my own senses when creating music. I tried not to "mess" too much with this patch, only making some adjustments to Beads here and there. Sometimes it's just nice to sit back and listen to the patch do its thing.

Modules used in this patch:
Mutable Instruments Plaits, Marbles, Veils, Beads
Make Noise QPAS"

The NDLR ( Noodler )

video upload by RinghausenMusic

"Tools : Waldorf microQ ( Drone Part ) , Doepfer , PPG Phonem / Wavemapper , Moog Model 15 , iSymphonic and Arturia iProphet ..."

“Rossum Panharmonium - Internal Sounds” by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"The Panharmonium is an audio processor, but also a sound source of its own. It can store up to 12 presets (the settings at a certain moment) and 12 different spectra of the sounds being analized. Combining presets and spectra, the Panharmonium can produce a great number of sounds right out of the box.

Everything you hear in the video comes from the included factory presets and spectra. There are no filters and no VCAs in the patch, so the sound is drone-ish.

Modules in the patch: Rossum Panharmonium, Intellijel Quadrax, Xaoc Tallin. Reverb comes from the Strymon Nightsky.

Video sections:

00:06 Part 01
01:25 Part 02
O2:56 Part 03
05:34 Part 04
08:34 Part 05
14:11 Part 06
19:18 Part 07"

Monday, August 30, 2021

Sequential Take 5 - will it Blade Runner? YES

video upload by peterkeys88

"Let's make a patch, using the Sequential Take 5 synth, inspired by my favorite big weeping Blade Runner-esque pads (real, or imagined...including 2049). I was part of the beta-testing and patch design team for Sequential's Take 5 - The Take 5 is an incredibly powerful yet compact synth that's got it where it counts.

If you have a Prophet Rev2, I've made a preset pack focused on these kinds of big wide epic pads, called Mammoth Pads, available at

*This is a beta Take 5 unit, so a couple buttons on the panel changed orientation on the final release."

MODX Tape Loop simulation - patch walkthru

video upload by Russ Hoffman

"In this video (shot poorly with a handheld iPhone be warned!), I walk through how to create a patch on the Yamaha MODX synth that emulates a four-track variable speed tape loop player, using your own audio loop files. The John Melas 'Montage Waveform Editor' is used to make this a bit easier."

Yamaha YC Stage Keyboard - Live Event for Kraft Music

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha YC BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Blake Angelos from Yamaha Shares a livestream with Kraft Music to showcase the Yamaha YC Series Stage Keyboards.

Yamaha YC organ-focused stage keyboards give gigging keyboardists iconic and expressive touch, tone, and real-time control in a modern instrument. Yamaha's VCM organ engine provides classic tonewheel organ character by modeling individual components right down to the transistors and resistors, while physical drawbars, a waterfall keyboard, and intuitive controls allow for more jamming with less programming. With a four-zone master keyboard mode, nine effects processors, onboard acoustic and electro-mechanical pianos, DX-derived FM synth and electric piano sounds, strings, brass, and more, YC keyboards can be the perfect top keyboard for any rig – or the entire rig!

YC61 features 61 semi-weighted "waterfall" keys for organ-focused players, YC73 has 73 weighted and balanced keys for keyboardists, and YC88 uses an 88-key weighted triple-sensor action with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops for pianists.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha YC stage keyboard and organ bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new performance keyboard, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Eowave - Quadrantid Swarm

video upload by NOISEBUG

"We are exploring the percussion capabilities of the eowave Quadrantid Swarm desktop synth. This highly versatile synth has a wide range of sounds and textures stored under its hood! The built in sequencer make this a 100% stand alone instrument that can become a part of any studio.

Read more details on our website -"

Korg M3R - The M1's super little brother

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Korg M3R. The little brother module of M1, both from the late 80s and classic synthesizers from the era with some iconic sounds like THE house piano, bass and organ.

The demo song was a challenge as the drums inside the M3R are very crisp and not very dense low end. I had to layer, process, eq and compress to make the kick beefy enough and a combination of that kick and some snares makes out the final snare in the track. Again, layered, eq'ed and compressed.
The pads in the verses are made by multi tracking several pads and detuning them track by track. Just good old fashioned mixing.
The vocals are from a vocal sample download I bought many years ago and after all these years they finally came to life. The vocals are heavily pitched, stretched and manipulated to sound they way they do.
The demo song has loads of Valhalla VintageVerb on it, but the patch examples in the last part of the video uses only effects from the M3R, no external effects at all on these."

Super Acid MochikaX4 jamm3

video upload by atomolab

"Hello World! this is a super acid jamm using the AtomoSynth MochikaX4 and Ipad."

Clavia Nord Rack 2X Virtual Analogue Synth

via this auction

BROTHER MDI-40 MIDI Disk Composer w/ Original Box SN 214812

via this auction

From electric typewriters to MIDI.

"This is a vintage Brother MDI-40 multi channel disk composer sequencer / recorder for MIDI instruments. It can store data from your performance on a 3.5" floppy disk and functions as a multi track recorder using the merge function."

ARP 2600 + ARP 3604-P Keyboard Serviced

via this auction

"This is a classic amazing fun synth and nothing quite sounds like an original Arp 2600 synth. This one has been fully serviced by our tech, including:

- full recap of main unit and keyboard
- power supply rebuilt
- calibration / tuning
- going over all modules and sections to ensure proper operation
- cleaning all sliders / potentiometers
- aligning keys on keyboard
- cleaning all contacts on keyboard
- new bushings on all keys"

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx

via this auction

"2 voices. Pulled from a commercial studio."

Anyone ID the pic in the background? Where is that?

Casio CZ-5000 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Alpha Juno 2 // SOUNDING GORGEOUS // sounds only demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 Downbeat
2:36 Drum & Bass
3:40 Old School House Piano
4:31 Ambient Chords
5:52 Percussive Chimes
7:36 HOOVER!!
9:03 Let’s RAVE :)
9:51 Slow Chords to Chicago Stabs

"Aurora" - Yamaha EX5 ambient improv

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"I've updated my EX5 soundset which you can download for free at . This an ambient track using some of the new sounds. The pad is called "Aurora", the strange whale noises are an FDSP patch named "FM scream". The idea here is there are pitch-envelope-controlled modulators on the carrier, which results in these LFO-on-filter-like modulations. Pressing on the aftertouch keyboard will intensify the effect. If you're an EX5 user, just download the patches. :)"


Audio Damage Releases Other Desert Cities Multi-Algorithm Delay Plug-In

Other Desert Cities by Audio Damage (Walkthrough and Demo) video upload by Red Means Recording

"Other Desert Cities is the new delay, echo, and diffusion plugin from Audio Damage. In this video, we'll take a look and listen to all its different modes and moods."

Thank you to Audio Damage for partnering with me on this video.

Check it out here:

00:00 Intro
01:28 Algorithm walkthrough
08:18 On drums
09:25 On lofi loops
10:36 On guitar
13:37 Full mix
14:20 Conclusion


via Audio Damage

"Other Desert Cities, named after a famous sign on the I-10 highway leaving Los Angeles, is a workshop for creativity. As its namesake implies, there are many strange and wonderful things lurking inside. With six algorithms, each with its own unique personality, and extensive modulation capabilities, Other Desert Cities can fill multiple niches, from basic stereo dual delays to never-before-heard granular pitch-shifting chaos."


via Virtual PG's Synth Programmers and Software on Reverb (you can find other synth editors there as well - can also be bought direct via

"This software is a virtual Novation A-Station programmer for use with the Novation A-Station rack mount synth module. It simulates a hardware programmer in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio / sequencer program (formerly Emagic LOGIC). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer. This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will not run in Reason, Ableton, AU, VST or any other plug-in format. It was created and is presented through use of the LOGIC “environment” architecture.

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the editor you purchased for Logic. UNZIP this archive and you will have a choice of LOGIC song documents (v9 > vX) you can now open in the Logic program (please send special request for versions pre-v9 or PC if you require them). Once open, you will see the editor on your screen and you can then discover the pleasures of a virtual A-Station programmer for your synth. Your screen should look like the picture above once you open the document and view the main page."

In Every Leap (ambient tape loop jam)

video upload by poorness studios

"I got this 7-second tape loop from The Void Electronics. I made me think of an ambient pad, so I built this quick jam around the loop. I used my Eurorack modular synthesizer along with the Tele Blender from Error Instruments (normally thought of as a glitch instrument). Alchemy provides the soft synth sounds, and my Sony TCM-200DV is used to play the loop."

poorness studios tape loop posts

Also see Error Instruments Tele Blender: Unboxing & Demo

Buchla 223e Polyphony

video upload by Todd Barton

"Ah . . . it's an old trick . . . but . . . it still works!! Enjoy!
my patreon"

What do Euclidean Sequencers have to do with Polyrhythms and Polymeters?

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:12 - What are Euclidean Sequencers
02:41 - Polyrhythms
08:22 - Polymeters
13:31 - Something to think about

If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

Dreamy loop Plinky/LD3/Euro

video upload by Meska

"I hope you love my vocal 8)
voice is going to Warps,runing parasit firmware, vocodeur and right after typhoon for granular and reverbe drums and arpegio is gotharman LD3 (sidechaine too) alternating between 2 arpegio sequence with the SEQ morph knob sub is plink yand at the same time transpose the sequence on the LD3 via CV

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 ;)"


via this auction

You can find demos of the Farfisa SYNTORCHESTRA 4 in previous posts here.

Roland SH-7

via this auction

KORG POLY-800 w/ Original Red Labeled Box

via this auction

The box is usually blue.

Roland TR-09 Boutique Drum Machine

via this auction

Roland Boutique JP-08

via this auction

KORG TRIDENT + STRYMON BIG SKY - Ambient Space Music | Synth Demo

video upload by synth4ever

"Korg Trident + Strymon Big Sky ambient space music synth demo. Playing a relaxing ambient music soundscape on vintage Trident analog synth from Korg + the Strymon Big Sky.

This ambient / new age synthesizer music features massive pads created using the Korg Trident synthesizer and Strymon Big Sky effects pedal."

The First Modern Drum Machine | Eko Computerhythm

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Eko Computerhythm from 1972 was so ahead of its time that it found almost more fame as a prop in Italian Sci-Fi movies than as an instrument. In a time when a drum machine was all corny preset rhythms, the Eko featured 16 step programming, time division, mixing, individual outs and a punch card memory. Only 15 are known to exist today and it is frequently rated as one of the rarest and most expensive drum machine.

In this video you will find information on its history, its makers and hear it in all its glory."

Eko Computerhythm posts

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sequential Take 5 Synth Filter Demo - LPF Technical Demo - SSI2140

video upload by Creative Spiral

"This is not really meant to be a musical demo, but rather a technical demo of the 4-Pole low pass filter on the new Sequential Take 5 synth. I show filter sweeps with various Osc/Noise setups, and many different resonant and drive settings. In addition, there's some examples with the Vintage Knob.

This shows off the core sound of the Take 5... just oscillators directly into the filter, without any sound design or effects. It's got a lot of Prophet mojo, as it uses the same filter as the New Prophet 5 Rev4 for 1/2 mode. (the SSI2140)
What do you think?
0:00 Intro
0:52 Initialized Single Saw - Filter Sweeps
3:17 Self Oscillating Filter
3:42 Two Saws Mixed - Filter Sweeps
5:16 Filter Drive Added - Filter Sweeps
8:05 Voice Overdrive / Distortion Examples
9:43 White and Pink Noise - Filter Sweeps
11:15 Adding Vintage Knob Offsets - Filter Sweeps
15:39 Some Vintage Knob Notes
16:38 Final Thoughts, Subscribe for More Take 5 Info"

Nucleus Oscillator 3

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Demo of the third and only digital oscillator in the Nucleus... and it has a few tricks up its sleeve."

Arturia Origin Desktop Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

How to make the RetroSound Intro Sound

video upload by RetroSound

"The RetroSound Channel Intro Sound is a mix of 3 different sounds. Start with the Moog Taurus Bass Pedal and a long attack Roland VP330 choir sound. End with a Yamaha DX7 sound.
That's all."


video upload by zack dagoba

"A simple feedback drone thingy on the Serge Modular (a Paperface system mostly from the early 1970s), plus some visual video feedback too (Panasonic WJMX50 video mixer and JVC KY1900 camera)"

Floyd Steinberg Track: "Ashes To Ashes" (MPC, PEAK, DX, EX5, Guitar, Piano)

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a track called "Ashes To Ashes" I recorded using the MPC One, which is sequencing ALL MY GEAR. ;-) EX5 is in multimode, doing the pad and the lead sound (lead was routed through audio output 3&4). Reface DX is doing the bass drone, PEAK is on that arpeggiated, filtered riff, and MPC is doing drums and that choir patch. There are some guest stars in this video:

Xavier Radix
Lanthan O'Ide

If you like this song, it's also on bandcamp."

PPG wave 2.3 Sequencer and Arpeggiator Quick Tutorial

video upload by synthlegends

"The PPG Wave 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3 are legendary hybrid synthesizers with digital waveforms and SSM Filter Chips. All attempts of wavetable synthesizer later on didn't got the unique and shining sound of the original. But the Wave was extremely buggy and the GUI was a nightmare. Especially the sequencer and arpeggiator is everything else than intuitive. In this video I demonstrate the basic functions to program the Sequencer and Arpeggiator. For me its still a secret why you have to select cryptic and nonlogical numbers to set the Arp Mode and Speed,

Nevertheless I hope that Behringer will establish a new clone of the Wave which has the great sound but get a modern interface."

Some more EEH Banana Synth Sounds

video upload by umusic6

umusic6 EEH Banana posts. See the EEH label for more.

Alesis Ion Demo - Smells like vintage digital in here [NO TALKING]

video upload by Marshal Arnold

"Today we have the Alesis Ion, an analog modeling synth that released in 2003 featuring 8 voices, 3 oscillators per voice, 2 multi-mode filters with 16 filter types. The Ion is also 4 part multi-timbral.

Some of the patches demoed are paired with an instance of the BlueARP VST plugin through Ableton Live. I've indicated which sounds are using BlueARP in the time stamps below.

Patch time stamps:

0:00 Dutch Choir
0:35 String Dream
1:17 Steam Valve
2:16 Intruder
2:44 Intruder with BlueARP
4:20 Mini 5th with BlueARP
4:39 Default with BlueARP
5:04 Wahavishnoid with BlueARP
6:04 Warperhein with BlueARP
6:36 Sizzler
7:50 Electrail SAY"

Roland HS-60 Demonstration

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Solutions

"From our instructional video about how to replace the infamous voice chips on the Roland HS-60 and Juno 106. All sounds were made by the HS-60 and recorded without the use of effects, excluding the drums from the TT-606.

Watch the voice chip tutorial here :"

Roland Juno-106/HS-60 Voice Chip Replacement + Demo Track~

"Please join us while we show you how to replace the voice chips in a Juno-106/Juno-106S/HS-60. This video is quite long, but our goal when making this video was to create as comprehensive of a step by step guide as possible. Some important points are repeated multiple times intentionally, please ensure you heed all warnings if you plan to attempt this job. Alternatively, if you have any tips or best practices from your own experience, please don't hesitate to share them in the comments. We genuinely hope it is helpful for some of you. At the very least, it should give you a very good idea if this is something you'd even want to consider attempting yourself ;). The background music & demo track using this synth @ the end are also all original content!"

Roland Boutique JU-06 Synthesizer SN Z7F0066 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Novation Supernova II Rackmount Synth

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM Synthesizer

via this auction

Japanese Poetry Trainer SN 028830

via this auction

Vintage Rare 1980’s Dr. Böhm Hobbyton Analog Organ Stylophone Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is the original 'Hobbyton' from Dr. Bohm.

It is a sytolphone organ in the original plexiglass case.

The organ was built in the early 80s and is in excellent and clean condition. It is played with a contact pen.

The organ is tunable, 2 octaves switchable and has a vibrato function as additional effect.. The device has its own amplifier and speaker.

The original user manual with music samples is also included and a lot of other information.

The instructions manual is also included (colored paper copy).

The device is works with a 9V block battery (not included).

The Böhm Hobbyton is in excellent condition and works 100%."

Blue Roland SH-01A Boutique Synth w/ Decksaver Case & Original Box

via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oddball As Spherical Velocity Sensing Bouncy Percussion Interface

video upload by Perplex On

"Giving #oddball another spin using some own #maxforlive mapping. Hit strength is mapped to pitch height while velocity is also modulating some physical modeling parameters of #abletonlive #collision. This test just uses the velocity data coming from Oddball but there eventually will be an update which will also utilize gyroscope data. This will hopefully allow for even more versatility in mapping gestures to musical parameters. Audioreactive visuals made with #VisualSynthesizer and Uzu visualizer on iOS."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #114: Kasser DAFM Synth - Song 3

video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

Christian's Sonic Spaces Kasser DAFM posts

"This is the third (quite dystopian) song with the DAFM Synth. It's an FM synthesizer based on either the YM2612 Yamaha chip (used in SEGA Genesis / Megadrive home consoles and various SEGA arcade game systems, including the Mega-Play, System 18, and System 32) or the cleaner sounding YM3438 chip (as in my DAFM) without the crossover distortion in the output. Both sound chips have six channels with four operators per channel.

I used for the recording the following FX chain: DAFM - KMA Machines CIRRUS - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Saturday, August 28, 2021


video upload by e j

"testing, testing"

Update: Optotronics Synth DIY Eurorack System:


"These are raw recordings of my new eurorack system. The boards' layout and panels were designed by me. All of the modules were based on quite standard designs: diode ladder VCFs, CEM VCOs, OTA VCAs, basic LFOs, discrete envelopes and single PT2 delay.

CV was generated by Korg SQ1 and Instruo's Harmonaig.

I kept modules quite simple, as the system was made specifically for future workshops and DIY kits (soon available via etsy shop)

The system will be keep growing in new modules!


released August 28, 2021"


Erica Synths Syntrx & Zen Delay with Make Noise 0-CTRL

video upload by Nightlife Electronics

"Here is a little demo showing the raw beauty of the Erica Synths Syntrx. Three vignettes that give a peak into the sonic underbelly of this vintage flared beauty.

The Syntrx user interface takes inspiration from the legendary EMS Synthi AKS and uses all original circuits designed in cooperation with engineers at the Riga Technical University .

Designed with experimentation in mind, the full complement of analog modules contained within are perfectly complemented with a very unique digitally controlled analog switch matrix that allows you to store up to 256 patches that can be recalled in a moments notice!

Teamed up here with the lush sound of the Zen Delay and pushed and pulled in time with the Make Noise 0-CTRL, a match made in heaven!

All three of these items are available now at Nightlife Electronics:

Nightlife Electronics is a shop based in Vancouver, British Columbia that specializes in the sale and service of the world's finest drum machines, synthesizers, eurorack modules and samplers. Visit our online shop to see what we have in store or if you are in the Vancouver area please stop by and try some amazing synths in person!"

Mystery Buchla Easel Patch

video upload by Todd Barton

"All sounds are from the same patch, or as Don Buchla and Allen Strange called them, "instrument definitions." Only switches and sliders have changed. It is a patch I'm working on for my Patreon "Easel Patch of the Month" at"

OB SuperVerb XVI: Sequential OB-6 + 2 X Alesis MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb Plus + Audiothingies Dr. A

video upload by thesrabbit

"This is similar to my last vid, titled 'OB SuperVerb' [posted here], but now I've added the QuadraVerb Plus to the Alesis reverb stack. So, here we've got a MIDIVerb II on preset 28 (XLarge Warm 5 seconds) fed into a MIDIVerb II on preset 29 (XLarge Warm 15 seconds) fed into a QuadraVerb Plus on preset 75 (Taj Mahal). I've only tweaked a couple things on the QV, but it's very close to the stock preset sound.

In addition, I've got the Audiothingies Dr. A running in parallel, with my favorite go-to modulated plate reverb setting. This smoothes things out a bit as the Alesis stack on its own can get borderline clangerous, if that's a word. However, sometimes that clangy, feedback-like tone is just the ticket. I couldn't really decide on which version I like best, so I put them all here, including the "dry" OB-6 only version, which just has the internal FX. (DDL and BBD, with different delay times)

Which version is your favorite?

0:00 Full Stack Developer Version (2 x MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb with Dr. A plate reverb in parallel)
5:08 Alesis Reverb Stack Only (2 x MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb)
10:15 Dr. A Only (Plate Algorithm)
15:21 OB-6 Only (No External FX)"

Sequential Circuits Pro One (MTG Turbo CPU MIDI Mod) SN 2419

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Here we have Sequential's classic flagship monosynth! A dual oscillator beast with arpeggiator, the Curtis filter, sequencer, and a simple but powerful modulation matrix. The Pro One is well known for its sound and has been used by countless musicians since its release.

This Pro One was just serviced, keybed assembly cleaned and rebuilt, new CPU and socket installed along with the MTG Turbo Midi upgrade kit."

Prophet VS Brochure

via this auction

"Original and vintage 1985/86 Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Synthesizer BROCHURE only. 4 color pages cover to cover. Fold out pic of the Prophet VS Synthesizer. Has punch holes, no missing pages, intact, no writing, no highlights, no stains, no stamp. Synthesizer history from the golden age of electronic music synthesizers."

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Classic Oberheim Matrix 6 in full working condition. No issues on this one.. its ready for your studio or any stage.

This synth has that unmistakable OB sound at a price that is way more affordable than an OB8, OBXA!

Although you can fully edit any sound and create some wicked lush sounds.. I used a software editor to speed up that process. There are many great editors for Mac, PC and IOS.

This Matrix is in great condition in and out."

Twisted Electrons MegaFM

via this auction

"Unlike most FM synthesizers that are very clean and digital, the YM2612 has very characterful tone allowing a broad sound palette ranging from beautiful plucked strings to growly distorted bass lines.


Hardware FM synthesizers are infamous for their reduced controls and complexity to program, with tiny LCD screens and only a couple of buttons to operate a load of menus…
With its 32 operators faders, 14 knobs and 15 buttons MEGAfm offers unprecedented hands-on FM control!

Every knob and fader can easily be modulated by the easy to use LFOs.


The YM2612 chip offers 6 voices of crispy FM, 4 operators per voice and 8 algorithms.
MegaFM features 2 chips for a total of 12voices spread across two outputs (or summed to one)"

You can find demos in previous posts here.

Resampling the Whole Track.. A Technique I've Wanted To Share // Can Circuit Rhythm Alias?

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Yea i know i said WHOLE TRACK, and i just did a portion.. i ain't here to bore you to death haha. But you get the idea, play with something like this and resampling different portions of your track and see where that can take the arrangement!

Again, (broken record) I work at Novation and am using Circuit Rhythm to resample because i know it the best as of now. But you can Resample on most samplers! SP-404, Digitakt, MPC Live, MPC One, MPC Live II, Octatrack, the list goes on forever. You can even Resample in Ableton!"

Gotharman's Urano: Digital Filters

video upload by gotharman

"Playing a bit with the Digital Gotharman Filters..."

bizarre jezabel chloe stereo mk2

video upload by ivan krasnov

What makes a good synth? // Herbs and Stones // Gianluca Herbertson

video upload by

"Disregard the convention in the search for playfulness - probably good advice for anyone who's looking to innovate. In particular with instruments, where playfulness is key to inspiration, prioritizing the experience over the 'perfect sound' might lead to happy accidents.

Gentle Wham and his older sister (or brother, however you wanna see it) Liquid Foam, are both quite special in that sense. Their sound is gritty and surprizing and their visual style, typography and icons reflect a bold artistic vision that does not conform.

Gian, from Herbs and Stones, started tinkering with electronics at an early age. But it was only recently that he has taken the step to make his own instruments.

In this conversation, we go through the various prototypes that lead to Liquid Foam. We touch on an unreleased filter 👀, and end with his latest creation - Gentle Wham!"

Vintage Roland D-50 Synthesizer with Prophet Rev2 Demo - No Talking - Soundscapes

video upload by 3 r i c C a r l s o n

"Here's a song I made with a vintage Roland D-50 and a Sequential Prophet Rev2.

No effects were added. Both synths went direct into my Avid Omni HD.

The famous Soundtrack preset can be heard 1:05."

3ric Carlson - 3lectric Blanket

Roland JSQ-60

via this auction

"Sequencer for the two synths that are fitted with DCB ports, I name it Juno 60 and Jupiter 8.

Tested and runs, ram check test done and ok.

Comes with a 9v external power supply."

Oberheim Xpander SN G43309

via this auction

"Excellent condition. Includes recent service notes. In 100% working order. Includes flight case and will be shipped in it. Includes printed manual and power."

Quasimidi Sirius Techno Synth w/ Vocoder

via this auction

1972-1973 Univox Korg Mini-Korg Synthesizer

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"It’s aggressive gain-staging, caterwauling stereo filters, lofi wavetables, quad lfo’s, and modulation sequencing makes for a wild party."

Yamaha TX 816 FM Synth Rack 8x DX7 MIDI Modules SN 3154

via this auction

"8 modules of original DX7 12 bit FM sound."

Yamaha CS40M Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yamaha CS 40m (just serviced, missing slider caps.)."

Suiko ST-50 Multi-sound Koto Shakuhachi Synth Voice Trainer SN 310210

via this auction


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