MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

$50 Off Dr. Bleep's Next Arduino Synth Class Set For April 12th

via Bleep Labs

Spring and the next session of dadageek courses are here.

I've got another session of my "Making Synths with Arduino" course starting April 12th. Sign up before March 21st for more than $50 off. Scholarships are also available but fill up fast so apply soon.

These classes will teach you the basics of how to code in Arduino but they are also great if you have expedience programming in any language and want to get into Arduino, making noise, or just learn more about how synthesizers work.

The Bleep Base is included with the price of admission. It's a new educational platform based around the powerful Teensy 4.0 that will allow us to experiment with more controls, i/o, memory, and speed without needing to troubleshoot breadboard connections and deal with add-ons that get in the way of learning to code your own synths and effects.

The course starts April 12th and goes for 7 weeks, meeting in zoom every Monday at 6pm CDT. Check out the dadageek page for all the info.

Dr. Bleep

EMS VCS3 PUTNEY - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Benge TKS with VCS3

video by zack dagoba

"My first tests on the TKS sequencer and the VCS3 Mk1. Its amazing! It really adds a whole new dimension - and keeps it all in family too. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this setup I think

Here I am sending a simple looping pattern to the VCS3 oscillators and also sending the sequencer signal to half of the ring mod - this is what gives the extra punchy attack on the noise and 2nd VCO - when you put them into the other half of the ring mod the sequencer acts as a gate / VCA trigger and it sounds super cool and awesome. Thanks Keith for the tip, and also getting it all up and running for me - you are the Synthi king!"

Generative Music: The Seagull & The Walrus

video by Todd Murray

"Generative music with a modular synth is not so much about playing notes with a keyboard or sequencer. It's about building a story from clock pulses, oscillators, filters and modulating everything. Its about how you feel, while making it. It is not really random, although it can be. Many cases it is about controlling or selecting waveforms that may suit a particular scale and pattern. The best part is, if you don't record the story, it is gone forever......

Modules used:
Intellijel Quad VCA
Intellijel Scales
Intellijel Mixup
ALM Pamela's New Workout
Mutable Elements (DIY)
Mutable Plaits
Mutable Stages
Mutable Beads
Make Noise QPas
Make Noise Optomix"

Erica Synths Pico Voice + pico drums 2

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member post.

Buchla - 200e System in 201e-18 Case

via this auction "Custom Buchla 200e System which includes enough cables to get started. Includes: 201e-18 251e 266e 252e 261e 259e 250e 272e 210e 281e 292e 206e 259e 285e 297 227e

1980's Oberheim Matrix 6R Rackmount Polysynth SN KGB 4274

via this auction

"1980's Oberheim Matrix 6R, great working condition over all. The volume slider is a tad dirty but the unit sounds absolutely incredible. Average rack rash, all functions are 100%. Includes AC power cable.

Polyphony - 6 voices Oscillators - 12 DCO's at 2 per voice Layers - Single / Split / 2-part Multitimbral Memory - 100 patches, 50 splits Filter - 1 lowpass resonant filter VCA - 2 VCA + 3 Multimode Envelopes LFO - 2 (plus 1 for vibrato effect) Control - MIDI In/OUT/THRU"


via this auction

"This is a vintage EX-181 BLOCK SYNTHESIZER made in JAPAN by GAKKEN in the 1980's. It is in good used condition and comes complete in original packaging with instruction booklets and supplementary documentation."

Microtuning - Exploring new frequencies // Novation Live

video by NovationTV

"In this livestream -CALC- explores the vast world of MicroTuning - looking at what MicroTuning actually means, how to use it musically and how you can create your own tuning tables from scratch. -CALC- will be using the Novation Peak which, like Summit, has very powerful in-built tuning capabilities. We’ll also be looking at the incredibly powerful (and free!) Leimma software. Recently developed by Khyam Allami and Counterpoint, Leimma explores multicultural and experimental microtunings and applies them across the music tech landscape. We'll be using Leimma to build tuning systems directly for the Bass Station II.

--- Discover Novation Synths:"

Cybertrance V1 for Korg Krome/EX

video by Igor Leus

"Soundbank available at:​

NatLife Sounds back to you with a thriller-soundbank for Korg Krome synthesizer - Cybertrance V1. This bank has collected Cyberpunk, Trance, and Synthwave sound. Nothing else will sound like Krome, because of 128 Polyphony, which gives you a full inspiration of retro vibes. But on the other side, it's completed with beautiful Trance Plucks, and deep lush Pads, which can be great for both styles. Also, it has a great pack of amazing retro ARP Basslines, specially made for Synthwave and Cyberpunk. And of course, the main sounds what you waiting from it - Leads, it has a very rich and warm vibe, which will not leave you without feeling to this sound.

Cybertrance V1 includes 58 Patches, which:

16 - Leads
6 SFX's
9 Plucks
8 Pads
7 Keys
9 Bass(incl. ARP Basslines)

Patches work with Korg Krome, Krome EX, and Korg M50 synthesizers."

RH-1 Single Board Synth - PCB prototype

video by RH Electronics

"This is the RH-1 single board synth PCB prototype.
Next to build and test!
This is running a DCO similar to the Roland Juno 106"

Furman RV-1 Spring Reverb meets Buchla

video by Kent

"I love this thing. It is also very cool with percussion as you can slam the input limiter for cool compression artifacts.
Kind of like the trick with Lexicon PCM42 delays."

Patch From Scratch: Strega, 0-Coast & 0-CTRL Drone

video by MAKEN0ISE

"The 0-Coast is a great instrument for drone— the first patch in its manual is a drone patch! Let's find out what adding a Strega and 0-CTRL brings to the palette of tones and modulation."

"To read Strega's manual, stop by our website and download it today:"

And a Strega playlist from MAKEN0ISE:

Update: playlist fixed.

Analogue Solutions Teases a New Synth

New Leipzig?

Update: it's the Leipzig V3. Details here.

Building the 4MS Quad Pingable LFO!

video by Synth Diy Guy

"First of three videos featuring a trio of 4MS modules: QPLFO, QCD and QCD expander!

My Patreon:
My Website:

Stay Noisy!"

Korg Krome "Myth" soundset - 128 Ambient & Soundtrack Presets

video by LFOstore

"'Myth' is a deep journey into the world of atmosphere & melodic pulses.

And Korg Krome is a brother of M-50 & legendary M3 with Double Arpeggio instead of famous Karma engine.

It sounds fantastic & having very wide range of capabilities.

And we made 128 dynamic & lush patches which are ready to go in your Ambient, Electronica, Soundtrack:

*Lush & evolving Pads
*Wide & massive Strings
*Dynamic & unusual arpeggios & rhytmic poly's
*Plucks & Bells
*Planetary pad series
*One note Ambiences

All the presets are reacting on velocity, MW aswell as special SW1&2 controllers.

Planetary Pads series - 20 presets dedicaited to the planets of our Solar System, like: Mars, Pluto, Andromeda.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation

Re-discover your Korg Krome and its synth engine part!


00-30 Cosmic Pads
31-59 Arps & Seqs
60-79 Complex Pads
80-90 Plucks Bells
91-101 Rhytmic Polys
102-120 Planetary Pads
120-128 One Note Ambiences"

Carolan's Welcome

video by R. Reger

"To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, here's a rendition of Turlough O'Carolan's well-known piece "Carolan's Welcome," played on the Roland C-30 digital harpsichord."

Yamaha AN1x Virtual Analog Control Synthesizer SN NO02022

via this auction

KORG EX-800 Analog Synthesizer with HAWK-800 and Blue LED Mods SN 004862

via this auction

"It's been cleaned, serviced, LEDs replaced with a blue set, the Hawk-800 mod installed and It's been in a clean, smoke-free, climate controlled environment.

The Hawk-800 mod greatly expands this synthesizer's capabilities: expanded midi and sysex implementation, adds memory for 3 additional banks of 64 patches, no need for battery, sustain pedal support, velocity, and so much more!
Complete details on the mod can be found at
Hawk-800 manuals, midi implementation chart, and quick reference are included in the software firmware downloads available on the Hawk-800 site. (The EX-800 in this listing is on firmware version 2.59, current available is 2.68)

Comes preloaded with 256 factory, downloaded, and custom patches."

Roland Juno 60, Vintage Analog Synth SN 332922

via this auction

1973 ARP 2600 with 3604 Keyboard serviced by Phil Cirocco of CMS

via this auction

"ARP 2600 and ARP 3604P Keyboard serviced and restored by Phil Cirocco of CMS. New power and 6 pin interface cable. The tolex shows some wear but is in very good condition for being 50 years old."

Elka Synthex with MIDI

via this auction

See the seller's other listings for more.

Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330

via this auction

See the seller's other listings for more.

Korg Trident

via this auction

See the seller's other listings for more.

Yamaha CS-30 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

See the seller's other listings for more.

Using The Sequencer | Cherry Audio Eight Voice

video by Cherry Audio

"In this video, we'll be exploring how to use the sequencer section of the Eight Voice synthesizer and creating a key split patch!"

See the Cherry Audio label below for more.

Iconic house music organ bass #Shorts​

video by Woody Piano Shack

"This is the famous organ sound from the KORG M1 synthesizer, played on KORG NAUTILUS synth, that was used in many house music hits of the 1990s."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Buchla Easel Command 208C - Murky Waters

video by TheTrackdriver

"A sonic exploration with the Buchla Easel Command 208C. The Elektron Octatrack is playing back a few audio tracks with pre-recorded loops from the Easel and a MIDI track while I am improvising."

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

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