MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Simmons SDS 8 Electronic Drum Set (Black) 5 Channel Synth + Meinl Brand Cymbals!

via this auction

"Made in 1983, the Simmons SDS 8 Analog Drum Synth is a pioneer in the history of electronic drumming. This analog only drum machine was introduced as an alternative to its predecessor, the popular SDS 7 of its time.

Complete Kit:
*5-Channel Input Analog Drum Module
*Simmons 5X Toms
*Simmons Kick Pad w/ 2X Leg Stands
*2X Double-Toms Stands
*Meinl Crash Cymbal
*Meinl Ride Cymbal
*Meinl Hi-Hat Cymbals & Stand
*2X Simmons Eproms

NVO Beat Play

video by Todd Barton

"More play time and demo with The Human Comparator's Buchla format Nested Vector Oscillator."


Todd Barton NVO posts

Tesseract Modular Tukra, FranKinksTides, & Radioactive Eurorack Modules

1. Tukra - audio examples
All audio recorded directly from Tukra's stereo output.
00:00​ - Intro
00:06​ - Drum synth used for melody & bass
00:55​ - Master filter
01:18​ - Triplets and micro grid
01:55​ - Bass line with the drum synth
02:28​ - Pattern with different track length
02:58​ - track 6
03:40​ - Filter & bit crusher
05:21​ - Pattern with a different drum kit on each track
06:41​ - Bye
2. TUKRA - introduction video
This is a brief overview of TUKRA, an eurorack trigger sequencer with audio and midi.
3. TUKRA - basics
Basic edit tools (copy, paste, random, clear)
Encoder's secondary function is always track selection, click it to switch the function.
TUKRA playing the same pattern with different songs (each song has it's own settings for the drums, mixer, modulation...)
5. Making melodies with FranKinksTides as function generator
6. Tesseract Radioactive Demo 2
Radioactive is a small but powerful 14-bit analog modelling voltage-controlled digital sound source: a complete voice Eurorack module in 6HP.
See for more. Modules featured above:

TUKRA is an 8 track eurorack trigger sequencer with audio and midi.
This module can be an ‘all in one’ solution for drums in your rack, but it also has great integration capabilities with other gear (eurorack modules, drum boxes, DAWs, midi devices and midi surface controllers).
There are no submenus, all functions and views are accessible all the time.
Brief overview:
Up to 64 steps per pattern, 64 patterns, 64 parts and 16 songs per project. 64 projects in the microSD card.
Play mode, clock divider, length & choke settings independent per track & pattern.
Step value (can be used for modulation, to define the midi velocity, midi note & drum synth pitch or sample selection).
32 HP

FranKinksTides is a 18hp dual Tides (based on the Swirls pcb layout) with the max/min circuit from Kinks and some switches for sync, quadrature, pll and fm operation . It can be a double/complex oscillator, a dual function generator or any combination of oscillator, Lfo and Envelope generator with lots of cv control plus some interesting cross-modulation and sync features.
some improvements in version 1.2:
-Mix output is now buffered, no signal bleeding on single outs.
-Mix pot controls also the balance of the signals sent to the max/min circuit.
-Uni/bi switch now also determines the signal sent to FM1.
-Clock/sync switch has now a center OFF position, no need of plugging a dummy cable in the Clock1 when using Sheeps firmware to avoid ultra fast sound bank changes.
small improvements for DIY:
-Bigger font size on the pcb.
-Parts renumbered for easy DIY.
original design by Émilie Gillet

Also see the demo by Stefan Tretau here.

Radioactive is a small but powerful 14-bit analog modelling voltage-controlled digital sound source: a complete voice Eurorack module in 6HP. It consists of 3 simultaneous independent oscillators, voltage-controlled AR/ASR transient generator, voltage-controlled pitch slew (glide) and voltage-controlled waveshaper with 5 different modes, but that's just the beginning. Its forte consists of selectable gate/trigger/constant envelope timing signals, rather unique 3-voice polyphonic mode, semitone-quantized mode, voltage-controlled waveform selection, on-the-fly selectable 10Vpp CV input range with offset (except for Pitch), a few experimental features, and then some.
Under the hood, it's a chiptune-inspired wavetable-gnawing sound cruncher with a mind of it's own, and oh boy it's dirty. It could be described as raw and untamed, but it would probably be an understatement.

Also see the Tesseract Nutella demo by Quincas aka Synth DIY Guy here.

Studio Electronics Family Herrre

video by StudioElectronics

"Once upon a drum machine, The Brothers St. Regis had to part with their beloved, stock TR-808; before it left the building, Greg St. Regis programmed this beat: "HE is The Rhythm Man, tapping at he backseat..." Several summers passed and it again found favor in their sight, after hundreds of cuts & creases and "Boomstar Brotherhood" #SE80​ percussion pieces. Soon Rhodes chords followed the Rhythm-Man's-flow. It is commonly believed bass was next (30+ tracks): driving, testifying, border-defying Midimini V30, in the lead role, with wildly versatile and colorful programmable support from the SE-02. 10 or so passes of Omega 8—essentially MIDI Channel 1/1980’s style—broadened and brightened the Gospel of Chordal Excellence. The Oracle at Ableton/Atlanta spoke a Wayne Shorter spirit into the leads, so the SE-02 and Midimini began stacking up the solo flights, fighting and reuniting like play-cousin nights. Voices from the “Family Herrre” Chorus preached and ascended majestically—though soothingly prosaic at times—inspiring, shaping, begging, cajoling, demanding, elevating and refining the piece to unforeseen coherence and towering heights… feigning silence for moments, only to reanimate through & beyond fragmentation challenges with that magical dialect and love from #thelou​

"Consider all that."


Captain’s Log Supplemental 1182021:

Most if not all of the polyphonic detail work (apart from the Waves Morphoder vocoding), not tracing or amplifying the piano track MIDI, rather often clustering around spoken and sung WORD, like a gritty reverent glitter (WORD, arguably entirely too sacrosanct to digitally preserve… to orchestrate, yet now its dope message moves forward and out), was tracked note by Motu's brilliant “Split Notes” feature in #DP10​ - Midimini V30 and SE-02 battling again for the muse’s attention/affection.

Original Midimini on the 1st and last conspicuous bass slides

Additional Cameos: Modstar Sensei, #Tonestar8106​

Writers: Marc St. Regis, Greg St. Regis
Produced by MSR
Executive Producer Adrian Drummond

Special thx to Drummomd, Sean Charles, @huston.singletary"

Noise Engineering Modular Autopilot March 2021 - Live modular generative session

video by Noise Engineering

Gear List:
Basimilus Iteritas x3
Cursus Iteritas
Ruina Versio
Electus Versio
Manis Iteritas
Imitor Versio
Vox Digitalis x3
Mimetic Digitalis x2
Lapsus Os x3
Quantus Pax
Quantus Trajecta (prototype)
Pura Ruina x2
Univer Inter (prorotype) x2
Xerest Dualis x2
Sono Abitus

video recorded with OBS
audio interface Scarlett 6i6
basic audio mastering with Reaper

Make Noise Strega Demo (with Modular!)

video by mylarmelodies

"Being a demo of the soundscape-tastic Make Noise Strega when combined with a small modular, a 'large' (medium?!) modular, and 0-Coast."

Arturia Matrix 12 V: Demo & Tutorial

video by CatSynth TV

"A detailed demo and tutorial of the Matrix 12 V from Arturia, a recreation of the legendary Oberheim Matrix 12. We cover the history of the original instruments, the main pain functionality, some of the advanced features, and demos of factory presets.

00:32​ History of the Oberheim Xpander and Matrix 12
01:10​ Overview of the Matrix 12 V interface
01:40​ Oscillator Section
03:23​ Modulation
09:53​ VCF section
13:36​ VCAs
14:15​ Linear FM
16:02​ Effects Section
17:23​ Modulation Page and "Page 2"
20:11​ Voice Page
23:04​ Factory Presets

Please consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content.

Update: also check out Steve Porcaro's Xpander tutorials here.

Electronic Music Laboratories Electrocomp EML-101 SN 1216

via this auction

"Introduced by Connecticut based Electronic Music Laboratories in 1972, the ElectroComp 101 is a portable and patchable duophonic synthesizer which rivals other 1970s synths from Moog and Arp. Notable for it's relative tuning stability and distinctive audio signature, the EML 101 is a synth that has a character all of its own, with a distinctive sample and hold circuit and ring/amplitude modulation. The rich sound of this synth is rounded out by a 12/db octave multimode filter. This instrument, has been stored for 29 years and is in great shape contact with any questions. No Manual or patch cables included. Shipping to be calculated aprox $250 in the lower 48. SN# 1216"

You can find additional EML-101 posts here including demos.

Batchas Modified Rhythm Ace FR-6

"Trying different presets... The modified Rhythm Ace is now ready!"

Listhen through the 2nd video at 1:03. Damn.

Follow-up to this post. You can find addtional Rhythm Ace FR-6 posts here.

Honoring the Indelible Keith Emerson on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing

video by moogfoundation

"Today we pay respect to a spirit who touched so many lives and hearts.

'Keith Emerson was more than his music. He was more than massive modular synthesizers, knives in organs, incomparable keyboard technique, savant-level musicianship, and spinning pianos. Keith Emerson was a fearless, revolutionary visionary who used technology and the transcendental language of music to demonstrate for all of us that surmounting monumental challenges could reap rewards of cosmic proportion.' - Michelle Moog-Koussa

To read the tribute from 2016, visit

Robert Schindler/Robeone
Robeone Music BMI"

Luke Neptune's Vintage/Classic Soundset for Prophet 5/10

video by Luke Neptune

Nord Lead 4 - "Cinematica" 50 Presets

video by LFOstore

"LFO Team is glad to introduce: “Cinematica” series soundset with one of the most deep patches you heard on Nord Lead 4/4R.


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

50 professional handcrafted patches with mod wheel & velocity reaction.

This sounds will work great in your Sound Tracks, Synth Pop, Synth Wave, Retrowave, Ambient, Chillout tracks!

Inside of the pack:


Enjoy & re-discover your Lead 4 with our sounds!"

Eventide MicroPitch Delay Pedal With Synths

video by Perfect Circuit

"Eventide’s latest adaptation of one of their classic algorithms into a dedicated pedal, MicroPitch is a delay pedal with subtle pitch shifting for thickening up any audio signal. Popularized back in the day by rack-mount effects processors like the H3000, the new MicroPitch pedal draws from its legacy as a studio effect but is repackaged in a performance-friendly package. It contains two independent delays with their own pitch shifters, one up and one down, with the flexibility of blending between the two for subtle variations or dramatic transitions.

In this video, we’re pairing the MicroPitch with an Analog Four from Elektron, showing off a wide range of patches to give you an idea of how this effect can be used to enhance any sound. Thicken up leads or basses with a faux multitracked sound, enhance pads with lush modulated delays, or crank up the feedback and pitch shifting on percussive sounds for glitchy, pseudo-resonator special effects.

MicroPitch available here:"

UVI Focus | Plate

video by

"Plate - Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb

Plate is at 50% off: $64/64€ (reg. $129/129€) until March 15th, 2021.

A fully-configurable physically-modeled plate reverb, Plate allows you to control each aspect of the design including metal type, plate size and aspect, input and output position, multi-component decay, modulation, octave-band filters, preamp saturation and more… Stunning sound and versatility awaits!

Video and Music Credits: Théo G.

00:04​ Vocals
00:30​ Guitar
00:57​ Synth
01:25​ Drums
01:48​ Saw
About UVI
UVI is a developer of software instruments, effects and soundware. We leverage leading-edge synthesis, DSP research and design to provide unique and expressive tools for musicians and audio professionals.

Our goal is to help you achieve the highest-quality sound possible with innovative and reliable solutions. You can hear our work around the world at live shows, on hit-records, in blockbuster films and AAA games.

We're a small but spirited team with a global footprint, music and sound lovers eager to share our passion. We're honored to be a part of your creative journey and thankful to you for sharing ours.

©2021 UVI. All rights reserved."

Noise Engineering Patch Pairing Mezcal Paloma

video by Noise Engineering

"Welcome to our new series! Patch Pairing is a series that pairs a drink with a patch. In this episode we make Ankoor’s favorite cocktail, and then make a patch to match the drink. Cheers!

To make a Mezcal Paloma we’ll need the following ingredients.
¼ cup kosher salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 lime, zested and sliced
2 oz Mezcal
2 oz Grapefruit juice
1 oz honey simple syrup
Club soda

Combine salt, chili powder, and lime zest and spread out a small plate.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the mezcal, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup and shake about 15 seconds.
Go around the rim of your glass with a lime, and then dip rip in the salt/chili mixture
Pour into a salt-rimmed glass and top off with club soda and a few ice cubes. Garnish with mint and grapefruit wedges.

Non-Alcoholic Version

To make a Paloma we’ll need the following ingredients.
¼ cup kosher salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 lime, zested and sliced
4 oz Grapefruit juice
1 oz honey simple syrup
Club soda

Combine salt, chili powder, and lime zest and spread out a small plate.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup and shake about 15 seconds.
Go around the rim of your glass with a lime, and then dip rip in the salt/chili mixture
Pour into a salt-rimmed glass and top off with club soda and a few ice cubes. Garnish with mint and grapefruit wedges.


0:00​ - Intro
0:40​ - How to make simple syrup
0:54​ - Ingredient list
4:00​ - Patch
7:34​ - Aux sends
8:00​ Percussion
11:00​ - Jam outro"

ZYNADDSUBFX on Raspberry PI Linux - open source synthesiser (pt. 1 - installation and examples)

video by Floyd Steinberg


#ZYNADDSUBFX​ is a powerful, great-sounding, yet resource-saving software #synthesiser​, so it's an obvious choice for running a #raspberrypi​ synth. Table of contents and code snippets for copying and pasting below! This synth provides up to three seperate "engines" for each voice - there's a subtractive synth w/ waveshaping, a "noise filter" synth and a wavetable synth built into this. In this video, I download the source code, compile it, set up qjackctl, go through the basics, play some example patches, create a filter sweep pad and also create a delicious salad (for science!)

Table of contents:

00:00​ Intro / demo track
01:20​ hello
01:54​ hardware overview
02:55​ software overview
03:20​ update your operating system
03:37​ download the compiler and libraries
04:04​ download and compile the synthesiser software

DSI Tempest Demo - Favorite presets (no talking)

video by Nicolas Melis

"DSI Tempest Analog Drum Machine Demo - Favorite presets (no talking)
all sounds from Tempest, no external effects"

3 Solenoids, 2 Servos, 1 floor Tom.

video by יזהר אשדות Izhar Ashdot

"My new Prusa Mini 3D printer allowed me to refine my solenoid and servo drum robots.
Gear used: Beatstep Pro sequencer, Bastl Eurorack solenoid module, DIY servo motor driver, DIY Solenoid and Servo beaters, one old Floor Tom."

Access Programmer for Waldorf Microwave 1

via this auction

ROLAND MKS-7 SUPER QUARTET (Juno 106 TR-707) w/ Analogue Renaissance Voice Chips

via this auction

analog polyphonic synth module
it's the rack version of Juno 106 plus a rhythm section with TR-707 sounds plus a bass section
6 audio outputs (stereo + 4 individual)
this model has been fitted with brand new Analogue Renaissance voice chips

KORG MAXI-KORG 800DV Analog Synthesizer (1975) Duophonic Synth

video by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The Korg Maxi-Korg 800DV Synthesizer from the year 1975 is one of my favorite analog synthesizers. The 800DV is duophonic with two separate synthesizer sections and different play modes. The legendary traveler filter with low pass and high pass and the powerful VCOs + Sub Osc sounds phat and dark.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
Everything is free. If you like my work, you can also support me with the purchase of my merchandise (shirts, bags, mugs, stickers) or one of my music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
RetroSound Home:"

EMINENT 310 U Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

First Look! Analog Synth Modules // All New // Compact and Powerful // Hampshire Electronics

video by Hampshire Electronics

Different look from these.

"A quick demo of my all new, compact range of analogue synth modules! Five voices of analogue goodness packed into a 6U Rackbrute case.

I have created this range, based on our large modules, for those with less space who wish for more compact systems. Beautiful aluminium faceplates with gold logo and lettering.

Sequenced by a Keystep Pro.

All sounds generated from the modular. Recorded straight from my Princeton Reverb guitar amp with no external audio processing."

Black Corporation - Deckard's Voice

video by SchneidersLaden

"The Deckard’s Voice Module by Black Corporation is a single voice from their Deckard’s Dream eight-voice poly synth. Based on the legendary Yamaha CS80 this module has a high density of functions to offer and a very characteristic sound. Even though it is a single voice it can create that dreamy cinematic sounds if you add the right amount of reverb.
The module features all you could wish for – VCO and noise, high-pass and low-pass filters, two envelopes, a modulation LFO with random and a VCA with velocity response. Additionally, most of the building blocks can be used on their own due to the many inputs and outputs.
All in all, a unique and versatile module that will give you lots of flexibility in the way it can be used in your system. And it sounds great."

Roland System-100M System (112, 121, 110, 140, 190)

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

112 102154
140 102611
110 131695
121 830738
190 750295

Upgraded Yamaha DX5

via this auction

"Here's your chance to own one of the Crown Jewels of 80's synth history, and the top of the DX line: the mighty Yamaha DX5. Along with its even bigger brother the DX1 (of which only 140 were made), the DX5 essentially puts two complete DX7 engines in one gorgeous body, and then adds significant upgrades like improved output circuitry with XLR jacks as well as standard 1/4", a much bigger display, double the polyphony, split/layer capability, two cartridge slots, and more.

However, this isn't a standard-issue DX5: this is a custom-modified and completely restored DX5 with higher-end components than the original. Frankly, this is the best-sounding DX synth you will ever hear - even better than a DX1, which are incredibly rare. The following tweaks/updates were done by SynthSpa within the last year:

- Upgraded hand-picked DA converters for pristine sound: the character of the DX1/DX5, but even more hi-fi

- New OLED screen to replace the old, dim EL display

- Totally rebuilt power supply with new capacitors

- New battery

- Completely rebuilt keybed: each key was washed, cleaned, and springs restored to feel brand new

- Custom Paduk wood trim sides

- Cleaned & restored sliders, jacks, pots & other electronic components; outputs rebalanced & optimized

A few other notes: the youtube link in my listing is this actual DX5, recorded in January 2021; however, some of the sounds are from a custom DX sample library I created - some of which are multiple stacks from a TX816.

This DX5 is in incredible shape as you can see in the pics & video; however, there is one minor small scratch near the display. The previous owner filled it in with brown paint, so it's not really noticeable under most circumstances - you have to be looking for it. It's under the temporary brown tape you can see in some of the pics in my listing; the tape has been removed. If you're as OCD as I am, you can do the same thing - or make a nice bezel to surround the display. If it doesn't sell, I'll happily keep it and build a nice wood trim bezel myself!"

Access Virus B Synthesizer SN E10004946

via this auction

Sound City SLM P-700 Pedal Bass Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"rare pedal synth. The Sound City Pedal Bass was also sold by St. Louis Music as the SLM-700. This unit is in fantastic condition and functions 100%. Every knob, button and switch works perfectly. Includes original carrying bag, which is also in great shape. It produces a nice, fat analog synth sound."

Moog Prodigy Synthesizer Model 336A SN 12540

via this auction

Korg PE-2000 Poly Ensemble S Orchestra - String Ensemble-

via this auction

"Serial number: 39! Very early example, with the 'Pull Caliblation' spelling error on the front panel, and Reed & Wind presets.

Very rare model. The exact synth (early model) used by Jean Michel Jarre for Equinoxe V, VIII. Used by James Murphy in many songs in 'This is Happening', the 2010 album by LCD Soundsystem. Also used by Thom Yorke on stage in Glastonbury a few back, as well as Edgar Froese, The Wake...

3 x VCO's PER voice, individually tuneable. Beautiful sounding onboard Phase Shifter, which does not use BBD's like nearly every other stringer, but instead utilises the 3x VCOs for a truly otherworldly effect.

Full (48 voice) polyphony.

Attack & Release envelope.

Bass / Treble filtering.

This synth was working fine up until a few days ago, when it has now developed audio distortion, also it seems that some of the notes are playing incorrectly. It will need a service. Of note, the red LED pilot lamp above the power button is not working.


All keys sound, all sounds change as they should to the 8x presets.
The Bass / Treble controls work as they should.
Volume knob works fine.
Headphone jack working, volume knob for headphone jack working fine.
Attack, and Sustain, both working fine.
Oscillator A, and B, individual tuning seems to be working ok for all keys except those notes where they are sounding incorrect.
Master oscillator pitch knob working fine.
All outputs working fine."

AD Multi VCO Krell style patch

video by Radical Frequencies Modular

"AD Multi Vco clip showing one of the waveforms the triangle pulse in a krell style patch:
I use 2 RF VC Adsr in (one is the master clock) , one RF lucky voltages and a beatstep pro sequencer .
Later in the patch I use alpha vco from dpvco to sync the ADMVCO and to modulate the linear fm with the AC input choice .The sound is fat and alive while it is physical sounding !The adsr makes amplitude modulation to the final vca.

The master clock adsr that modulates the triangle adding harmonics to the wave so I don’t use any filter to this patch ! Incredible feature for making sound only from vco direct to a vca :)"

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Strymon Big Sky

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Patch Notes: Peace Chord

video by FACTmagazine

"Peace Chord is the solo alias of Daniel Robertson, a Vancouver artist who is also a member of sprawling musical collective Crack Cloud. On his debut self-titled solo album, released last month, Robertson crafts a personal collection of songs that combine voice, piano and synthesiser.

On this week’s episode of Patch Notes, recorded in the shed and studio where Robertson recorded much of the album, he performs a session with a Buchla 200 clone system that he during the LP’s recording, a modified Marantz PMD-221 as a tape delay, a Prophet 6, a Rhodes MKII and his old upright piano.

'In terms of the synthesis patch used for this piece, here are some of the key ideas,' Robertson says. 'I use the 296 Programmable Spectral Processor to process vocal loop layers, giving each layer a specific resonant frequency range. I use the first 9 steps of the 248 MARF as a sequencer, which is clocked by the Prophet 6 arpeggiator in order to create an unpredictable pattern of harmony between the Prophet and the Buchla. The remaining 7 steps of the MARF act as a rudimentary wavetable oscillator. The 208 Stored Program Sound Source provides a complex oscillator, low pass gates, and a preamp to connect my voice, the modules and the musical ideas.'

'I find it important work with a limited amount of variables, in order to maintain a musical conversation with myself. At the root of my synthesis process, it’s still more about songwriting for me; songwriting as a means of processing, reflecting. I also play synthesizers (among other instruments) in the art-punk collective Crack Cloud. Peace Chord might seem somewhat antithetical to Crack Cloud. Peace Chord is steeped in interiority, quiet, and derived from solitude, whereas Crack Cloud is communal, vibrant and vibrating with energy. But they both feel necessary for me.'

Peace Chord’s debut album is available now on his Bandcamp:"

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