MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 8, 2021

Friday, January 08, 2021

Sequential OB-6, Digitakt, and modular performance at Patchwerks!

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Jesse Humes performs on the Sequential OB-6, Elektron Digitakt, and various modules in his Intellijel 60hp Palette Case including SSF Zero Point Oscillator and the Rossum Linnaues.

Order a Sequential OB-6:
Order the Elektron Digitakt:
Order a Rossum Linnaeus:
Order SSF ZPO here:
Performance by: Jesse Humes
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

62HP EP3: Small Synth + Sampler

Perfect Circuit

Perfect Circuit 62HP posts

"Episode 3 of 62HP is here! For this system we built a small single voice synth designed to make one sound at a time and combined it with an Elektron Digitakt. This allows you to sample a bunch of sounds into the Digitakt and then sequence a live voice on the synth and make a full song.

The system includes uses a Make Noise STO and ALM MCO as oscillators, the MCO can be used as a noise generator as well. We used an Aion 904A lowpass filter which is based on the Moog Modular filter, for VCAs we used a WMD DVCA (great for drums) and a Plankton Nutone which can also be used as a tube distortion. The Zadar gives us all of the envelopes we need, an Erica Pico DSP gives us some effects and mixing can be done with the Malekko Mix and Intellijel Quadratt. The Elektron Digitakt doesn't fit in the eurorack case but is an important part of this system since it provides the ability to sample the synth and then sequence it with midi.

All of the gear in this video available here:


00:00 - Intro
00:05 - Jam
03:10 - System Overview
03:47 - Drum Sounds
03:59 - Bass Patch
04:36 - Snare Patch
04:50 - Outro"

Casio PT-7 Mini Synthesizer Black w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

Demo in the listing captured here.

Phosphenes (DiN65) by Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds

"The names of Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds should be familiar to aficionados of the DiN label with various solo & collaborative albums under their belts. “Phosphenes” see these two well respected musicians team up for their third collaborative release on DiN.

Following on from Morphogenic (DiN41, 2012) & Dystopia (DiN56, 2018) this new album builds on their previous work creating an imaginary Synthwave soundtrack. Bakis Sirros the mastermind behind Parallel Worlds provides the skittering rhythmic backdrop to the tracks over which he and Bessell overlay ominous bass lines, twisting melodies and creative sound design that recall a shadow of 1980s John Carpenter film scores. Bessell also adds his unique guitar style that he so effectively uses in his other well known side project with the synth quartet Node. Both musicians make extensive use of modular synth systems but in very different ways that perfectly blend together in these eight atmospheric tracks.

The duo of Bessell and Sirros really do have a unique sound that is unlike anything else released in the world of electronic music and “Phosphenes” presents another chance to enter their darkly twisted sonic world.
releases January 15, 2021

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros & Dave Bessell between November 2019 & July 2020.

LA Circuits, Inc. Buchla Styled Eurorack Systems

1. Attaché Demo ft. Echoes + Sunless City
Brendan demoing the Attaché Eurorack System featuring modules: Echoes BBD Delay and Sunless City Transistor Ladder Filter.
Attaché is a complete eurorack system with a built in power supply and 88 HP rails mounted in a handheld hardshell briefcase-- modeled after vintage Samsonite briefcases of the 1970's.
2. LA Circuits EM-404 Hallogallo Audio Fx Demo
Audio visualizer of the EM-404 Hallogallo VCF/Envelope Follower eurorack module. Available for purchase this November 2020, order now:
3. EM-601 Technicolor Reverb Audio Fx Demo
Audio demo of Model EM-601 | Technicolor Dynamic Reverb eurorack module. Visuals of the Orion Nebula provided by Nasa Hubble Space Telescope.
4. LA Circuits Atomic Meddle & Clocks
Atomic Meddle Stereo VCF Processing Station and Clocks Sequencer | Summer 2020
5. Attaché Briefcase System Demo
Compact synthesizer in a vintage style briefcase. Coming this Winter 2020.
6. LA Circuits Modular Teaser
7. LA Circuits Lab System Teaser

Current modules via



EM-802 Machinist Sample Track + Hold & Noise consists of 3 individual circuits: a highly stable voltage-controlled sample / track & hold, a noise generator, and a voltage-controlled clock generator. The sample / track & hold section can be manually engaged using the Manual Trigger push button.

The noise generator provides five independent colors of noise. The spectrum specifically consists of Violet, Blue, White, Pink and Red noise. The clock generator’s frequency rate is visualized using the onboard LED indicator, and the sample / track + hold polarity is displayed with corresponding LED indicators.

The onboard slew limiter provides further sound sculpting functionality, wherein the user may select the slew limiter circuit direction and control the slew rate via CV input.


Model: EM-802

Product SKU: 800-0802

Dimensions: 12 HP (3U)

Panel: 2.00 mm Anodized Aluminum

Power: +/- 12V | 8 mA


zack dagoba

Playing some mid-vintage Rolands:

•100M modular
•SH101 with built-in sequencer
•SDE1000 delay unit
•RSS-10 Sound Space Processor

studio blog: myblogitsfullofstars
instagram: @memetunestudio

Yamaha TX7 Metamorphic "Into The Earth" DX7 FM Synthesizer Ambient Music Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official Rik Marston Official

Ahnyxian Sound Design:


#yamahadx7 #fmsynthesizer #yamahatx7
"Yamaha TX7 - Metamorphic"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

"Metamorphic" by Rik Marston
Yamaha TX7 (DX7 FM Expander module)
This is a early demo from the upcoming Ambient Chill Zen album
"Into The Earth" by Rik Marston coming Spring 2021!
"Into The Earth" is an ambient synthesizer journey that takes us
DEEP within the Earth. Sounds of the Soul of our home planet.
90% of the album is done with the Yamaha TX7, Korg 01W/fd,
Roland D-05 because DIGITAL synthesizers are perfect for the
metallic, hollow, spacious & multi-dimensional sounds of the inner Earth.
If I could afford a Korg OPSIX it would be all over this but....
Cover art features a fantastic Labradorite, a feldspar that has beautiful
crystal structures that can create beautiful rainbow colors.
This Yamaha TX7 was originally owned by Mark Lindsay, former lead
singer of the 1960's Rock n Roll legends "Paul Revere & the Raiders"!
I am in LOVE with all of this DIGITAL. I love the FM textures so much!

OP-1 Tombola sequencer for the OP-Z using Videolab - #jamuary2021

True Cuckoo

Jamuary #8 - Press Ahead (ft Octatrack, Cat, Virus TI, Eyesy)


"Day 8 for Jamuary, change it up a bit for the Jam, but Cat is back lending me his support....and again another audio visual jam.

Visuals are again done with the Critter and Guitari's incredible EYESY.
(see yesterday's , jam 7, video for more details)

On the music side,
quite an unexpected turn... I planned something completely differrent.
But when starting, I stumbled on some samples on the Rample, which led me a new direction.. so I just decided to press ahead with that new idea.

Virus is doing the bass, and chord sequence which I previously had played into the Squarp Pyramid.
Drums are coming from the Octatrack.
finally, the modular, oddly, its only being used for the Rample and its samples, and even that over midi... but hey, they were the seed for the jam.

hmm, wonder if tommorow I'll do what I had planned for today, or get sidetracked again (... doh, that would have been a better track name ;) )"

Korg Prologue 8 goes WONKY! Sad day for the studio Analog Synthesizer

Rik Marston Official

I think it entered the Upside Down. Damn people playing Stranger Things theme covers. Now it's coming for our synths!

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:


IBEAM (ft. Aaron Shragge) | Shakuhachi, Trumpet + Modular Synthesizer


"Duo improvisation with Aaron Shragge, recorded in Brooklyn on August 2, 2018. Aaron plays Shakuhachi and Dragon Mouth Trumpet—the latter of which is equipped with a slide enabling microtonality—with electronics:


This session was recorded just after the live set at Commend that became the split release with Emily A. Sprague, 'full/new' available on RVNG Intl. I'm using the same patch, so you might recognize some similar zones →

Written Patch Notes are on Patreon along with the Discord community and lessons through my Creative Mentorship program →

✶ GEAR ✶

All the things →
Audio + Video gear →"



"The drone synthesizer.
Excellent glitch sound !!"

You can find additional QUATTRON4093 posts here.

Red Planet SR320 vintage sound expansion card

via this auction

"Vintage Red Planet SR-320 cartridge which adds 320 additional patch memories to the Yamaha DX-7 vintage synthesizer. This unit plugs directly into the cartridge port on the DX-7. There is an internal backup battery which will need changing (by the buyer) before the cartridge can be used."

Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1, SMR4-MKII: The Classicist

via this auction

-Orange Custom Acrylic Enclosure.
-Orange LCD Display.
-Orange LEDs.
-DC Jack w/ Power Switch.
-Compact/Efficient Switching Power Adapter Included.

Handbuilt w/ top quality parts sourced from Authorized dealers only.

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer + Roland TR-606 Drumatix - Collector Condition

via this auction

"Coming from the personnel Collection of a famous French Music Producer, Celmar Engel... The 303 and 606 where bought together in the 80's, never been used, never been separate :)"

Red Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box & Mod Grip

via this auction

"Roland SH101 Red "Mint" condition. Comes in original Box including Mod Grip, Roland Leather Strap and a printed Manual. This is the rare chance to buy a real beauty of an original vintage Roland classic SH101 with all original accessories."

Roland Jupiter-8 14-Bit Version Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"Analog 'patch cord' monophonic synthesizer that contains all of the fundamental modules needed for music synthesis. I assembled this synthesizer in 1980 using 4700-series kits from the legendary PAiA Electronics, Inc. in Oklahoma.

This synthesizer was in “working” condition before I stored it away. I was already an experienced electronic kit assembler at age 18 when I assembled all of the modules. I used terminal strips to create “bus bars” inside the module cabinets to conveniently provide the three supply voltages (plus ground) to all of the modules. Once I got to college at PSU I begged an Electrical Engineering professor let me use a frequency meter in a lab to calibrate each key of the keyboard to the proper pitch. I recently applied power to the cabinets and proved that the power supplies are working, but their output voltages will need to be recalibrated according to the manuals. I say that this unit is “working”, but I never really got it to make the sounds I was hoping for…

I fell in love with synthesizers as a teenager during the 1970’s because I was into both music and electronics. I desperately wanted to buy a MiniMoog (despite the fact that I didn’t have any keyboard aptitude or training) but, in any case, my family didn’t have that kind of money for something non-essential.

I discovered PAiA Electronics when their first 2700-series synthesizer kits were featured on the cover of Radio-Electronics magazine in 1973. The cover picture showed a fully functional synthesizer built from kits – except that the keyboard was made of hand-bent spring wires with buttons glued to the ends in order to keep the cost down. A few years later PAiA started offering professional 37-note keyboards and enclosures.

I bought the road cabinet and the power supplies first in 1979. I bought the actual synthesizer module kits as I could afford them during 1979 and 1980. I finally raised enough money to buy the (approximately) $100 keyboard/case kit in 1980.

This synthesizer contains the following cabinets and modules:

Oberheim OB-Xa Synthesizer SN 821804

Gadget Collector

via this auction

EML ElectroComp 200 Original Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

Yamaha DX7iiD

via this auction

Interesting perspective shot with the Jupiter-Xm.

Polyend Dreadbox Medusa

via this auction

3 Digital wavetable oscillators
3 Synchronisable analogue oscillators, each with four classic waveforms
Classic 24 dB dreadbox analog filter with 3 different types (2-pin LP, 4-pin LP, HP)
5 Independent LFOs
3 Different game modes: monophonic, paraphonic x3 and paraphonic x6
LED button
64 Customisable and precisely playable silicone pads
3 Sequencer modes: Step, Live and Incremental
128 Independent memories for sequences and sound presets
2 OLED displays
Mixer for all seven voices (analogue, digital and noise)
5 Independent and loopable DADSR envelopes
Robust aluminium housing
Dimensions (W x H x D): 490 x 205 x 50 mm
Weight: 2.3 kg

Waldorf Iridium, Moog Slim Phatty, Virus C, DSI Pro 2, Korg Gadget: 'Giussani'

Brittle stR music

"Giussani (or Giunssani) is a remote valley in northern Corsica. I'm tweaking cutoff against filter envelope amount on the Pro 2 for the high arpeggios; filter envelope amount on the Phatty for the bass; the X/Y pad on the Iridium controlling filter and FX on both layers. Ambient pad from the Virus and sequencing/drums from Gadget."

Custom Morphagene Reels Patch Walkthrough (and Performance)

Red Means Recording

"This week we'll be going over Morphagene!
In this video, I'll do a patch walkthrough and performances using a reel I made in the first video. These reels are available for you to download and use in your music, for free, here:
(These are temporarily on Patreon while Freesound gets their shizz together:
Watch how I made these reels:"

Making Morphagene Reels from Kontakt Instruments Just for You

Red Means Recording

"This week we'll be going over Morphagene! First starting with reel creation. In this video, we'll use Ableton and some Kontakt instruments to make reels for Morphagene, the granular micro loop module from Make Noise."

Isla Instruments S2400 Video User Manual - Part 6: Song Mode

Part 6: Song Mode added here.

Yamaha Montage Demo Voco speaking patches HD no talking


00:00 Start

00:05 TuTa Voc
00:21 Voc Split
00:35 Astronaut3
00:44 Astronaut2
01:01 Astronaut1
01:51 Venom
02:45 Echolot

03:35 Vocarius
04:12 Vocatan Di
04:47 Vocatan Nar
05:21 Chaotic Conv
05:31 Speaker Sasha
05:57 Speaker Wik

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command - Stereo Filters

The Free Radikal


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

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