MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Perfect Pad | Twin Peaks Breakdown w/Roland JX-8P, Juno-106 & Jupiter-8

video by Espen Kraft

"The best music to any TV-series in my opinion. Only rivalled by the Miami Vice soundtrack. The synthesizers used in this video are Roland JX-8P, Juno-106 and Jupiter-8. And a touch of Alpha Juno 2 that does the signature bass line in the climax, it's mixed pretty low though.

I've made a version that is not a note for note copy of the beautiful Angelo Badalamenti original, but a free interpretation of how I remember it.
It's also a Roland fest, where I use no other synths than the JX-8P, which is also used for the pad/strings in the original (MKS-70 though), the Roland Juno-106 for the muted bells in the build up and the Jupiter-8 for the bass/piano and solo, but I use the arpeggio and play the arpeggio in a slightly off-beat way, which I show.
All played and recorded by hand, no MIDI involved except for sending a clock pulse to trigger the arp of the Jupiter-8. This comes from the DAW as MIDI and is converted in a Doepfer MSY2 that converts it to a clock/trigger pulse feeding the Jupiter-8.

The first 3 minutes are filmed with a Panasonic M7 VHS camera from 1987 and ripped over to the computer. The edit is done in Premiere Pro. All my demo songs with videos will be shot on VHS from now on. Mostly. Tutorials and breakdowns will still be in HD or half HD. I don't own any 4K cameras nor do I feel I need it. My videos will not be optimized for mobile phones in the near future either. I recommend watching my VHS videos on a CRT monitor. ;-)"

MIDERA | Mind friction

video by MIDERA

Rhodes Mark I
Moog Matriarch
Strymon DIG
Strymon El Capistan
Eventide Space
Vintage Vibe Stage Vibe preamp

Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father • TopPop

video by TopPop

"'Son of my father' is a song written by German producer Giorgio Moroder with lyrics in German originally published as 'Nachts scheint die Sonne' (In the Night Shines the Sun)

The German lyrics are by Michael Holm and the English lyrics were written by Pete Bellotte. English pop group Chicory Tip, formed in 1967 in Maidstone, Kent recorded the English version in which it became a huge hit n the UK: a # one hit in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February 1972.

The band in the original line-up were: vocalist Peter Hewson (born 1 September 1945, in Gillingham); guitarist Richard "Rick" Foster (born 7 July 1946); bass guitarist Barry Mayger (born 1 June 1946, Maidstone); drummer Brian Shearer (born 4 May 1951, Lewisham, South East London); and guitarist and keyboard player Rod Cloutt (born Roderick Cloutt, 26 January 1949, Gillingham, who died in Australia 2017)"

Some vintage Minimoog action. Looks like a Vox Continental on bottom.

Patch of the Week 101: West-coast-style Sounds with opsix’s Wave Folder Modulator

video by Korg

"Using the Altered FM Wave Folder Modulator (one of five in opsix) to add some classic west-coast vibes to your sound."

Club of the Knobs - 5U Portable CP Case

via this auction

NOISEBUG listings

"This Club of the Knobs portable CP Case is fully functioning and in good shape.

Has lived in a smoke free studio all its life.

Great case to start a 5U format system.

Case comes with a few extra ribbon cables & a small bag of mounting screws."

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episode 0

video by Syntaur

"Cris Blyth is a brave man. He has a dream of taking a Fairlight MFX and upgrading it to a Fairlight CMI Series III. He's not worried that these machines are tremendously complex, quite rare, have not been made since the 1980s, and cost huge amounts of money back then. He's not worried that the few existing experts on Fairlights strongly recommended that he not attempt this. Will he make mistakes? Absolutely. Will he succeed? We're not sure. But either way, it will be a fun journey."

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episodes

Noise Engineering Expands Growing Versio Lineup with Ruina and Electus Versio

RV Manual Video by Noise Engineering

"Preorder Ruina Versio now at [also check with your favorite dealers on the right]
Ruina Versio ships 3-25-21


0:00​ Intro
0:18​ Demo Jam
0:40​ Description
1:08​ Demo with Ataraxic Iteritas
1:44​ Demo with Basimilus Iteritas Alter
2:25​ Parameters
5:38​ Ruina Versio Patch

We are super excited to announce a new module and a new firmware for the Versio platform! Ruina Versio is our newest module and is a stereo distortion. RV is part of the Noise Engineering Versio platform, so if you already own any other Versio module, log into our Customer Portal to try it now for free! RV packs all sorts fun into 10 hp and introduces the DOOM button. DOOM is our scary version of a suboctave generator. We pulled some inspiration from the Pura Ruina and the Seca Ruina to add the fun. Electus Versio is a new firmware available on the Versio platform!

For more info, visit your local retailer or Noise Engineering's website:​​" [also see the dealers on the right]

The Press Release:

Noise Engineering expands growing Versio lineup with Ruina and Electus Versio

Los Angeles, California: Noise Engineering announces Ruina Versio and Electus Versio. Ruina Versio is a new stereo distortion encompassing a number of different distortion concepts, and Electus Versio is a clockable reverb/delay, inspired by the popular Desmodus Versio.

Ruina Versio is available as a dedicated module, or users can update any Versio module to the Ruina or Electus firmwares for free. Customers with any Versio module who wish to download alternate firmwares can make an account at the NE Customer Portal to download any existing Versio firmware to their modules for free.

Ruina Versio is a stereo distortion and effects module, and DSP platform. It includes the Noise Engineering infinifolder (featured on modules like the Basimilus Iteritas Alter), multiband drive and filtering, a phase control, full-wave rectification, a DOOM knob, and a Smoosh button that adds 128dB of gain to the input when pressed. Rearrange the internal signal chain and activate a notch filter with the flip of a switch. All knobs are CVable, and the distortion is stereo in and stereo out, meaning you can use it to process all your stereo modules in your system -- or, run a mono sound into it and use the effects to create stereo width.

Ruina Versio is also part of the Versio family. All Versio firmwares are cross-compatible: just log onto the Noise Engineering Customer Portal to swap any Versio product to any different firmware. There are currently five firmwares available, including delay, reverbs, distortion, and dynamics processing, with many more in the works.

Price: $345; free firmware download on Customer Portal for Versio owners; RV replacement panels $20
Availability: Ruina Versio available for download for Versio owners starting March 18th; hardware ships starting March 25

Electus Versio is a unique atmospheric creation tool: not quite a reverb and not quite a delay, it’s the more aggressive clocked counterpart to the popular Desmodus Versio. It shares most of the same controls with Desmodus, but adds a tap-tempo button, clock input and divider/multiplier, and a switch to choose between three delay structures. It runs the gamut from simple clocked delays to infinite distorted atmospheres and everything in between and beyond. Electus Versio will not be sold as a separate module, but Versio owners can download Electus now as an alternate firmware for free at the Customer Portal.

Price: Free firmware download on Customer Portal for any Versio product
Availability: Electus Versio is available for download for Versio owners starting March 18th.

The Ruina Versio made its first appearance on the 11th.

And a video from Perfect Circuit:

Noise Engineering Ruina Versio Eurorack Distortion w/ The Patch Pals

video by Perfect Circuit

"Jacob and Wes got their hands on a new eurorack module from Noise Engineering which is a stereo distortion called the Ruina Versio. The Versio modules all use the same hardware but different faceplates and firmwares so you can easily plug your Versio in and change what kind of effect it is. We also used the Desmodus and Imitor Versio in this video for delay and reverb effects.

Ruina Versio available here:​

Desmodus Versio available here:​

Imitor Versio available here:​"

MakeNoise Strega | First Patch | with Todd Barton

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"After waiting for months for Strega to arrive, it finally came to my doorstep yesterday. As you may see, I've been preparing for its arrival creating cool support footage and video stuff to make it a special experience. I've reached 4K subscribers this week and this 'special edition' video is also a way to say thanks to all of you supporting my channel. I 'stole' Walker's high speed explanation of Strega and slowed it down without explicit official permission.
Last, but definitely not least, I'd like to thank mr. Todd Barton for creating a set of really cool Buchla sounds that match the 'submerged' theme of this video very well. I'll definitely revisit Strega so this is part 01 of a series. Have fun, and see you soon!"


video by ipnoteca

"brief explanation on how the new TIPTOP AUDIO fx works and sounds."

Synthesizer Live Performance By Two Brothers

video by DJAlluring

Synthesizer Live Performance By Two Brothers.
Fully DAWless and completely analog live performance.
Instagram: @smorcki
Soundcloud: The Smorski

Information about gear uses:
Audio Interface: Focusrite Clarett8 Pre USB
Analog/Hardware: Moog Mother 32, Elektron Analog 4, ARTURIA Drumbrute Impact, Roland TR-8, Eventide Space, Sequential Prophet 6. Allen&Heath Mixer.

Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer (1980) Captain Future theme

video by RetroSound

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

I think the most of us born in 70s know that tune. German Captain Future anime main theme written by the german music composer Christian Bruhn in the year 1979.

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer (1980)
drums: E-MU Emax SE (1986)
recording: multi-track , 10 tracks
fx: reverb and delay

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:​"

Dr. bohm digital drums/80s vintage 12 bit drum machine

via this auction

"It consist of a digital (12bit) rythm unit and a analog 4 traks accompaniment synth unit.
Very comprehensive unit: you can record up to 180 own patterns (32 presets each with fill, break, solo 2 bar and solo 4 bars) in top of the 612 (yes) prerecorded ones, up to 32 bar length and 1/64 resolution, realtime or step recording, instrument individual volumes, automatic or random fills, tempo saved per pattern, sequencer mode, pattern copy, seperate outputs and more
Drum part is working perfectly and battery is ok. The only small nag is the "roll" pad switch wich is different from the other pads (it doesn't feel the same) but is working as it should.

Synth part condition is unknow. It need a special keyboard (not a simple trigger keyboard) that I don't own. However the pcb are present and the section respond to panel control (instrument mute, instrument selection) but no sound comes from the box as is.

The unit is in excellent condition and it comes with a copy of the owner manual (german only but I'll provide instruction for the basic and more advanced function).
Also this unit has 8 individual outputs.
Quite big and sturdy instrument (10 kilos) with a retractable handle :-)


* 36 rythms with 5 variations each = 180 patterns
* 5x Fill, 5x Break and 2 solos per rythm = 432 patterns
* 44 sound
* 30 pads
* 36 user rythm with 180 possible patterns (36 main patterns, 36 fills, 36 breaks, 36 solo 2 and 36 solo 4)
* up tpo 32 bars pattern and resolution up to 1/64
* Realtime or step by step recording
* independant volume for each instrument, saved per pattern
* global or per pattern tempo
* sequencer mode (36 sequences max)
* stereo output
* headphone output
* 8 individual outputs
* optional trigger and tape backup
* optional MIDI"

Rare Studio Electronics P-five ( Prophet-5 rack )

via this auction

"One of the most famous analog synthesizer of the 80s racked by Studio Electronics !
The prophet 5 rev 3.3 racked in a 19’ rack, very rare.
The P-five have been serviced recently.

- Some polystyrene caps in the S/H section have been replaced.
- Two 4051 replaced and some few OPAmps.
- All the rotary potentiometers are working and are not noisy or scratchy."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

"This Roland TB-303 is in good working condition. It has been modified with midi."

1992 IL TASTIERISTA ROCK BLUES by Lamberto Lipparini

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 w/ blacked out logo on the top. Roland MC-500 on shelf? Not sure what's on the bottom shelf.

"The rock blues keyboardist

With recording of rhythms, phrasing, and five original songs plus recorded base

Contains a free educational cassette

Intra's editions

Composer:Lamberto Lipparini


Publisher:Edition Intra's


Item type:Book + Didactic Cassette

This is a new book, but a stock fund so it could be crumpled or worn."

Sequential Circuits Six-trak Analog Synthesizer SN 0052

via this auction, also on Reverb

Multivox MX-450 Pedalboard pedal bass Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Multivox MX-450 Analog Bass Pedal Synthesizer. Works great. Sounds great (no cracky pots). Super CLEAN Great shape but after doing calibration and reassembling a pot got broke so I had to replace it with an extra one I had (see pic of dial lifted.)"

Emu Mo' Phatt 64- Voice Urban Dance Synthesizer

via this auction

Hypersynth Xenophone Analog Synthesizer SN XNO-00182

via this auction

PAiA Gnome Analog Synthesizer Model 3740

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Nord Lead 2X Virtual Analog Synth | Making retro synthwave live music

video by Retro Synths

"All synthesizer sounds are from the Clavia Nord Lead 2X. Music is made with hardware looper and drum machine. No computers were used in music production.

I'm selling the synth used in this video here: [via this auction - pics captured here]

Track List
0:00​ - Retro Synths - Walking on Mars
1:31​ - Retro Synths - Starship #8
4:31​ - Retro Synths - Lightspeed"

Octaphonic synth? - GForce OB-E recreates the classic #Oberheim​ #SEM8​

video by Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"@GForce Software has come up with a great 'creamy' sounding synth recreating the very special #octaphonic​ SEM-8 from Oberheim. It's can be polyphonic and so much more!.

Check the video to hear how an octaphonic synth is different from a polyphonic synth.

00:00​ intro
00:53​ Octaphonic VS polyphonic
02:49​ SEM 8 presentation
03:36​ OB-E Zoom on 1 SEM
07:42​ Keyboard section
11:19​ Vibrato
12:38​ Grouping SEMs
13:05​ Stereo Delay
14:12​ Preset sound demo Part 1
16:25​ MIDI Sequencer
18:50​ Preset sound demo Part 2
25:31​ Conclusion"

See the GForce label below for more.

Creating Key Split Patches | Cherry Audio Eight Voice

video by Cherry Audio

"In this video, we'll be exploring how to create key split patches using the Eight Voice synthesizer as well as taking a look at the different voice modes that allow you to combine and split voice modules in a variety of creative ways!"

See the Cherry Audio label below for more.

Launchpad & iPad Jam With Free Piano Library

video by Perplex On

"Little jam channeling the inner #nilsfrahm​ with the free #autumnpiano​ instrument @PIANOBOOK​ loaded into #decentsampler​, sequenced by #steppolyarpunit​ and played with a #launchpadmini​. Furthermore, the first row on the launchpad controls the feedback parameter of #k7d​ delay."

KORG SQ-64 Sequencer Demo (No Talking)

video by Bonedo Synthesizers

Ensoniq TS 10 Demo - Favorite Patches

video by Nicolas Melis

Analogue Solutions Colossus Pics

Some nice close-ups of the oscilloscope section. A coupe full system pics below.


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

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