MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

UNO Synth Pro - Next generation analog for everyone


1. UNO Synth Pro - Next generation analog for everyone
2. UNO Synth Pro performance - Luca Zabbini
3. UNO Synth Pro - Made in Italy

"**ALL SOUNDS FROM UNO SYNTH PRO (except drum loop)**

UNO Synth Pro Desktop is priced at $399
UNO Synth Pro is priced at $649

"UNO Synth Pro gives you the power to create nearly any analog synth sound you can imagine. With its unique dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, 64-step sequencer, studio-grade effects, expanded connections and much more, UNO Synth Pro breaks new ground for music makers.

Available in two form factors to suit all players’ needs—stage-ready with metal housing and premium keybed; or ultra-portable, USB-powered with capacitive keyboard—UNO Synth Pro offers everyone the next generation of analog sound design in a smart format that fits any space or budget.

Huge real analog sound: 3 continuously variable waveshape oscillators with PWM, synch, FM and ring modulation

Dual filter design: a new SSI filter plus the original UNO Synth filter for 24 possible modes, including serial and parallel routing

Massive sonic flexibility: full ADSR envelopes + LFOs and modulation matrix

Powerful control: 256 User-editable presets, onboard arpeggiator and 64-step sequencer with automation

Onboard effects: 12 studio-quality effects in 3 simultaneous slots: modulation, delay and reverb, plus true-analog overdrive

Advanced connectivity: noiseless balanced outs; USB, MIDI and CV/Gate I/O; plus audio input to filters, effects or outputs"

Follow-up to this post.

Memorymoog & TimeLine (Jan 13, 2021)


- Seven tracks of Moog Memorymoog through Strymon TimeLine.
- Two tracks of Fender Precision bass.
- Four tracks of drum / percussion loops from Cubase.

Follow-up to this post.



"One of the great things about a modular synth is sending your sound through effects modules to add more depth and texture to the proceedings. It’s also very easy to just sort of let the effect be part of the patch 100% of the time. But patch programmability means we don’t have to do that - we can use the signal paths almost like a gated aqueduct system to send bits of sound through the effects only at the times when we want to.

Nathan Moody's 'Sigil Harmonics' Reel:"

ODYSSEY by Ghost In Translation

New release from supporting member, Ghost In Translation

Limited vinyl + digital

"Clear 12" thick stereo lathe cut record with 2 sides printed jacket, made in Canada.

Your copy is unique:
The jacket will be signed with your name and identified with the copy's number on the back. You can send me a message if you wish to specify a different name.

Limited edition:
Very short run of 5 copies only.

Includes unlimited streaming of ODYSSEY via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more."

1010 Music Bluebox Performance Mixer / Recorder

Perfect Circuit

"We are giving away a 1010 Music Bluebox on Instagram! See how to enter here:

The 1010 Music Bluebox is a tiny mixer with 12 inputs for either 6 stereo tracks or 12 mono tracks. It can be controlled by its touch screen or with midi. You can also save mixer setups as presets and load them. There are lots of useful features like track naming and built in EQ, compression, delay and reverb.

The Bluebox can also record and playback tracks and stems for mixing later in a DAW or doing playback during a performance. It can accept eurorack level signals as well as line level instruments. The Bluebox comes in the same compact and sturdy metal enclosure that the 1010 Music Blackbox is in.

Bluebox available here:


00:00 - Intro
00:05 - Jam
01:39 - Bluebox Overview

#PerfectCircuit #Bluebox #Synthesizer"

Sound Semiconductor Announces New SSI2131 VCO

New chip derived from Sound Semiconductor's previously announced SSI2130 to provide only the core VCO function for lower cost and easier use.

The press realese:


Provides Core VCO Function for Ease of Use and Low Cost

January 13, 2021 – Sonora, California – Sound Semiconductor today announced an addition to its family of Voltage Controlled Oscillator (“VCO”) integrated circuits.

The SSI2131 offers basic VCO functionality with buffered triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse outputs. Like the previously introduced SSI2130 VCO, special care was taken to provide unprecedented levels of temperature stability, exponentiality, and waveform integrity but in this case the on-chip mixer, sine shaper, and through-zero components were omitted. The result is a modern, high-performance basic VCO that is extremely easy to use.

Offered in a 16-pin small-outline DIP package, only a handful of external components are necessary. Like the SSI2130, exponential setup is easily accomplished by use of fixed-value resistors for less demanding applications, and manual or CPU calibrated for exponential conformance to one cent over a ten-octave range. Both soft and hard sync are available. Pricing is $1.40 at 1k pieces, with samples available now to qualified OEM’s. Production stock will be available by late February; at that time hobby and DIY enthusiasts will be served through Sound Semiconductor’s growing network of authorized resellers.

"Ever since building my first synthesizer in college I’ve been imagining this VCO project,” stated Derek Bowers, designer of the SSI2130 and SSI2131. "I’m really happy with results of these developments."

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians and technologists with the goal of developing affordable, high- performance integrated circuits for music creation. For more information, please visit"

SOUNDMIT 2020 - Roger Linn interviewed by Robin Vincent - 40 years of innovation in music


"We have retraced the over 40 years of career of Roger Linn, one of the most influential and innovative designers of musical instruments in an exclusive interview conducted by Robin Vincent.

Roger talk in particular about his latest creation, the Linnstrument control, among the first devices to support the MPE technology."

Radical Frequencies Modular

"Happy New Year my modular friends with a Radical Frequencies modular 132bpm Psychedelic Techno jam! Patch: The Fm lead is a pulse wave from a RF dpvco with internal pwm and linear fm going into RF Scota vcf (alpha filter only) using band pass output and voltage controlled by RF vc adsr and lucky voltages randomizes the decay times . The Bass is another dpvco with 2 detuned saw waves into RF 12db multi vcf. The Drums are from iPad Launchpad . All sequences are trigged by Beatstep Pro that takes clock from iPad . All sounds are multi recorded into daw though apogee and mytek converters and the lead is mixed with reverb & delay."

Note the player above is a playlist of all videos by Radical Frequencies Modular starting with the New Years jam.

Spotted on discchord

1930s Electronic Music With Animation 4K Restoration "Paper Sound" Nikolai Voinov

Adam Maciaszek

"This was made back in 1930s Soviet Russia using an optical synthesizer called that variophone [Variophon] which takes a picture of a drawn waveform on replicates it. Sounds are drawn and paper and then dragged across the aperture to play a song. It amazes me that electronic music goes back this far and I think sounds so futuristic so I took the time to restore this little known piece"

Also see 1930s Russian Drawn Sound for additional videos.

kNoB technology presents eurorack Dual Passive Low Pass Gate DPLPG

kNoB Technology

"Our new 2hp modules DPLPG and DALPG with 3 modes and advanced features"

Roland Juno 6 w/ Side Panel Signed by Gary Numan

via this auction

Smart way to get your synth signed.

"I have owned this Synth for over 25 years a never really used it as requires midi clock to time up and I use midi modern control. It's as rare as hens now but this one has a special twist in that I managed to get it signed by the Synth master Gary Numan back in 2017 when he came to Cardiff, a managed to get to meet him before his gig a pursuaded him to sign the end cap for me, to which he laughed a said he never been asked to sign a Synth before ! So this makes this even more unique as it's probably the only one out there anywhere, and it's a classic analogue from around start of the 80s when his early tracks used this type of machine ! I really regret having to sell this Synth but unfortunately it has to go as need the cash to pay towards other projects etc a lack of space as house is small !"

Yamaha CS60 RARE Vintage Synthesizer

Synth Freak

via this auction

Yamaha CS-50 with Chord Kit SN 1572

via this auction

"Yamaha CS-50 polyphonic synthesizer, in a really great condition. Everything is working very well, there is no any defect at that level. It has been revised recently and a chord kit been added. Great esthetical condition, and clean. We can only notice very minor scratchs on the flycase Tolex, the interior is intact. Serial number 1572. He comes with his full legs and the metallic partition holder. No manual."

Roland Sound Canvas SK-88 Pro 37-Key Keyboard

via this auction

1980's Casio CZ-101 Digital Synth

via this auction

"Looks can be deceiving, but the Casio CZ-101 is quite the power house. This CZ is in great working condition, average wear but fully functional, AC power supply included.

-Polyphony - 8 note -Oscillators - Digital Phase Distortion Synthesis (sine, saw, square, pulse, resonance, double-sine, saw-pulse) #Instruments - 4 part multitimbral -DCW - 8-stage envelope generators with level and rate controls and Key Follow (Adjusts Phase Angle) -DCA - 8-stage envelope generators with level and rate controls and Key Follow (Adjusts Volume) -Keyboard - 49 note mini keyboard (no Velocity or Aftertouch) -Memory - 16 preset, 16 user, 16 more via external cartridge -Control - MIDI -Date Produced - 1985 - 88"

Korg 770 w/ Custom Oak Side Panels SN 770519

via this auction

"KORG 770 in excellent shape with custom massive oak side pannels (same dimensions as original pannels). All the silver rings are here. Some very minor scuffs here and there (see pics). Can throw the old side pannels if you want."

Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 527571

via this auction

Yamaha TX816 FM Synthesizer 128 Voice SN 3202

via this auction

"Each TF1 module consists of a 16-voice, 6-operator digital FM synth engine. So a complete TX816 with all eight TF1 modules would offer up to 128 voices and 48 operators! Each TF1 also features an indepednent audio out (XLR) and MIDI I/O for a total of eight audio outputs and MIDI I/O's. It also has one global MIDI in/out port with 8-part multitimbrality, but no common stereo or mix output."

Vermona DRM 1 MKIII SN 06350

via this auction

THE MUSICAL PENCIL SYNTHESIZER a perfect project for new makers


"This synthesizer pencil is the perfect project for a beginning maker wanting to make a musical artsy project. With this musical instrument you can draw and make music at the same time.


See the drawdio label below for additional posts.

The Magnetone - Everyday Electronics May 76


"In this vid we take a look last may 76 issue of everyday electronics."



"First run of the 3 row SETP SEQUENCER monster. GRP R-24. Real time programming here. Connected via MIDI to KORG VOLCA FM synth.
SEE FOR a detailled list of participating gear in the end of the video in the credits!"



"In this video I repair a failed Oscillator on an Soviet era Estradin 230 monosynth.
Built in or around 1983 at Elektroizmeritel planet of Zhitomir, this synth is roughly a Minimoog clone, although in reality it has a different character, being more raw and rough.

3 Oscillators
Has A440
Filter and Envelop controls

KT140UD7 was the faulty opamp, replaced with a 741"


video by Mindburner

"In this video I fit a MIDI kit to a recently fixed Estradin 230 synth.
See the repair video here:"

Meng Qi Wing Pinger

] mxbdpln [

"First explorations of this esoteric analog synthesizer"

Meng Qi Wing Pinger pt.II

"Still exploring this beautiful analog instrument"

UVI Vintage Vault 3 | The miniatures


"Vintage Vault 3 - The Ultimate Vintage Synth Collection

A comprehensive collection of 65 instruments, 500,000 samples and over 10,000 hand-crafted presets delivering the authentic sounds of some of the world’s most prized and sought-after electronic hardware instruments with all the simplicity of software. Explore the history of synthesis voiced by the machines that made it, from analog to digital and everywhere in-between, and unlock your inspiration with the authentic hardware sounds of Vintage Vault!

Includes 30 UVI Products: BeatBox Anthology 2, Cameo, CS-M, Darklight IIx, Digital Synsations, Digital Synsations Vol. 2, Emulation One, Emulation II, ENERGY, FM Suite, JP Legacy, Kroma, Mello, OB Legacy, PX Apollo, PX P10, PX V8, String Machines 2, Synthox, The Beast, U1250, UltraMini, USQ-1, UVS-3200, UVX670, UVX-3P, UVX-10P, UVX80, Vector Pro, WaveRunner.

Video Credits: Anthony Hak and Théo G. Music Credits: JJ Pedrazzani, EDO, Abel Vegas, Fred Vitani, Damien Vallet, Dipcrusher, Théo G."

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) *SilkyWay* The soft side of the synth beast


"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound

The smooth side of the OB-X.
Yes I love the OB-X synth for the growly and wild sound. Powerful and raw.
But the synth have also a very soft soul. When you like. ;)

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979)
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
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Electric Noodle Box Modular System 2020 designs (take 2)

Aidan Taylor

"This is how every coffee break should go."

Polyend Tracker - Inspiring Instrument for Creative Individuals


"Polyend Tracker Jam by Isobutane."

NightRadio - FM chip tunes (2000)

Alexander Zolotov

"These are my old experiments with AMUSiC Adlib Tracker (for soundcards with OPL2 chip) in DOS.
(c) NightRadio /

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

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