MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

1983 Novation BassStation "Analogue for the 90s" Brochure

via Retro Synths Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and the full write-up.

"Novation BassStation 'Analogue for the 90s' six page full colour brochure from 1994."

Complex Sounds of the Interstellar Radio

video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Matthew Piecora explores the vast timbers the Schlappi Engineering Interstellar Radio offers as a complex oscillator.

- Simulates the process of modulating and demodulating a signal for radio transmission
- Effect or complex oscillator (non v/oct)
- Voltage controlled aliasing, distortion, and frequency modulation effects
- Two wide ranging voltage controlled square wave oscillators with individual outputs
- CARRIER oscillator converts input into high frequency pulse train
- DEMODULATOR oscillator inside control loop brings sound back to audio range
- CV applies external voltage control to oscillators or uses input signal as audio rate FM
- Internal oscillators can be replaced with external modulation sources
- TYPE selects demodulation loop type (changes timbre and response)
- ERROR output with threshold control
- TONE control for filtering out the harshest of frequencies
- All analog design
- 14 HP

Check it out here:​​​
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT), Steven Ly"

Strega | Episode 02 | Understanding Strega - feat. Teleplexer 'expander'.

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"The best way to learn and understand Strega is to check out Alessandro Cortini's tracks and performances on YouTube. You'll be diving into sonic landscapes that are beautiful, dark and magical. I wondered Strega would probably perform very well in these genres and styles. It's not your typical ambient dream machine, it's next level. In this video I'll be using Arbhar and Desmodus Versio to bring the raw sounds to production level.

In my previous 'first patch' video I did not use any of the touch terminals, so in this episode it's a main subject. If you own an old Teleplexer, get it near because it's proven to be a great Strega expander. Teleplexer is recently discontinued so it may still be in stock at your local dealer - and it's one of the cheaper MN modules."

Sailor - A Glass Of Champagne 1976 - Featuring White ARP Odyssey Minus Keys

video by Sailormarinero

Sailor "A Glass Of Champagne" 1976
Band line-up: Georg Kajanus, Phil Pickett, Henry Marsh, Grant Serpell

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3.3 w/Midi SN 2813

via this auction

Be sure to see the seller's other items.

"This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had a lot of restoration. As the title says, this is a Rev 3.3 with 120 programs and factory midi. It is easily one of the cleanest here on Ebay..."

Spot the differences: PEAK vs. MPC One (sound design)

video by Floyd Steinberg

"Trying to create exactly the same filter sweep / brass sound on the Novation PEAK (a hybrid synth with analog filters) and the Akai MPC One (a groovebox with built-in virtual analog synths). Up to a certain point, both sound pretty much the same - what could that be? ;-) Table of contents:

00:00​ hello
00:34​ detuned saw wave oscillators
02:23​ amp envelope
03:52​ low pass filter
05:19​ filter envelope
07:01​ filter resonance
08:45​ filter lfo
10:03​ effects
13:38​ conclusion / finished sound comparison"

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STEREOPING Synth Controller for Ensoniq Mirage

2021/03 video by Stereoping

"1985 #Ensoniq​ released the #8-bit #Sampler​ 'Mirage'. Great features and sound but a nightmare to edit. In 2021 - just 36 years later - Stereoping offers a little #Midicontroller​ making things a little easier. For technical reasons, the Controller only works with #MASos​ - the "Mirage Advanced Sampling OS". It can not tune in absolute values as we are used to today. The Controller simulates button-presses on the frontpanel. When moving a knob it sends commands to the #Mirage​ like "press PARAM, press 3, press 6, press VALUE" to select Cutoff and show it's value on display. Moving the knob outside the 12 o'clock deadzone starts to send consecutive presses of INCREASE or DECREASE in 3 different speed grades to adjust the value itself. Sounds complicated but it works quite well.
This demo shows how to build a complete program with 11 samples and their upper and lower memory assignments in 5 minutes! Without Controller it would most probably take much longer (i must admit, i did not try it). The video uses a speedup to prevent sending spectators to sleep, hopefully. The background shows a real-world clock to proove it's not fake-demo.
From 3:27​ the defined memory areas are filled with samples... choosing wavesample slot, adjusting external volume, starting sampling, adjusting sampling time for long samples etc.
From 6:57​ the complete Program is used for a little Drum and Bass mockup - even with realtime adjusting of "AMP Release time" - kind of stutter effect :-)

Unless you own or know the Ensoniq Mirage, this video will be quite boring. Maybe you enjoy the background music, Tabla and Sitar are played by the Mirage."

How 4 LFOS into a mixer creates a sequencer.

video by mylarmelodies

"Here is a very ambient moment that accompanies my big 'Generative Suggested Systems' tutorial vid. In it, we turn four LFOs (via a mixer and quantizer) into a sequencer, and trip out running Radio Music into Rings, into the mighty FX Aid. Good times."

Live, 140BPM: L‘amour toujours (Gigi D‘Agostino), played on Korg Volca & ...

video by O.S.cillator

"Well, guys, this is a cover version of what is said to be a real dance floor classic, which came to light by the very end of the last century. Yes, it‘s that old. But still Signore D‘Agostino manages to fill big arenas and everyone seems to know the hook tune. It’s about to become the „Smoke On The Water“ or „Seven Nation Army“ of dance music. Well, maybe I‘m wrong here. Or not. Who knows.
Nevertheless, and even though I am not into dance music myself and there are already so many cover versions existing, I was in the mood to give it a ride on my mini synths.
Hope you like it..."

Akai Timbre Wolf in there.

Shades of Pink Vol. lll (The Floydian​​/​​Parsons Collection LP Album) by Audio Illustrator

New release from supporting member, New Man Studios.

"Shades of Pink lll, is my 3rd "Best Of" Floydian exporations all taken from my various single and album work.

Many of these pieces have been remixed and enhanced from their previous state. I hope you enjoy the mix I have compiled in this album.

released March 19, 2021

Thank You God for all that You have done."


Tasos Stamou is the man behind numerous DIY and circuit bent projects.

via Tasos:

"I am really pleased to announce my new solo LP “Antiqua Graecia” by IKUISUUS label. Digital pre-orders available now, while the official release date is March 25th, which is a National Holiday in Greece and this year celebrating (or at least was supposed to) 200 years of National Independence (or not?). Strange times to celebrate anything really, but this paradox is already included inside the music of this album.

The LP version will be available in late April and vinyl pre-orders will also be available in March 25th. 300 limited copies, so no messing around if you want to have it.

'Antiqua Graecia' is the third part of the trilogy of electroacoustic compositions inspired by Greek music culture. Following the previous two relevant releases, which are capturing the vibe of Cretan tradition (Musique Con Crete) and rembetiko music (D.A.D), ‘Antiqua Graecia’ comes to complete the cycle by capturing the essence of the rural mainland countryside. While references of antique Greek folk instruments and voices are present all across the album, the narrative is mainly assembled by analogue synthesizers and computer music arrangements, reconstructing the pieces of folk originals into a music collage depicting the vibe of (one more) dying folklore culture, towards a future reincarnation of it. Kind regards, Tasos Stamou"


video by zack dagoba

"A fairly typical Buchla 100 rhythmic patch. I love this machine..."

Super mmMiditroid

video by ALM TV

"An all ALM system playing the ‘Brinstar’ theme from Super Metroid composed by Kenji Yamamoto in 1994. Super Metroid released 27 years ago today!

Original Version: [below]

Patch Notes:
2 mmMidi’s are chained via a standard 3.5mm headphone splitter. This provides 4 CV / Gate / Velocity and 8 Trig outputs to control the whole system. Midi data is sent from Ableton controlling the following voices:

(Red / Blue Cables) - 2x Akemie’s Castle voices for pad sounds controlled by Pip and Quaid, each out patched to 2 channels of Tangle paired with Pam and Jumble Henge to create autopan. Velocity changes attack time of the envelopes between sections.

(Green Cables) - Akemie’s Taiko as a percussive synth voice, patched out to Squid using channels 6, 7, and 8 as a stereo delay (see the squid 'deep dive' videos for info on setting this up).

(Yellow Cables) - MCO / MUM M8 as a simple square bass voice, with filter manually controlled and VCA controlled by Pip.

(Black Cables) - Squid’s first half as 4 drum sounds in similar style to the original composition.

All mixed down to Stereo via the Jumble Henge."

Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation Area - Super Metroid
video by GilvaSunner

évolution of minimal setup (MD/OTOBAM&BOUM)

video by Meska

"Quick vidéo for showing you the evolution of my minimal setup and the news sonic possibilty of the MD introdiuce by the new unofficial firmware X.04
demo here : [posted here] All sound from the elektron machinedrum no sample use.(exepte resampling MD ^^ )
Juste add to the setup :
a morphing distortion on the kick (soundblocs pro classic distortion)
find a demo here : [posted here]
it controle the distortion on the kick via the footswitch you can see on the right.
and a small mixer (ecler Sam 614)

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with. i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7 Dark Ambient Layers DX7 Juno-60 Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7 Dark Ambient Layers"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**No Talking!** ***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

Roland JU-06A + Yamaha TX7 (DX7) Dark Ambient Layers.
I am using the Korg Kronos as a MIDI controller for this video.
Both JU-06A + TX7 are on MIDI channel 1. Simple synth layer!
Both synths give that vintage flavor without breaking the bank!
The TX7 is fantastic for having a DX7 to work with & the JU-06A
is great for having the JUNO-60 + JUNO-106 in one for the money!
Another demo of this pair together coming soon!
Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

GForce Software OB-E Tutorials


OB-E Quick Start Tutorial
OB-E Interface Sizes Tutorial
OB-E Edit Buttons Tutorial
OB-E Global Controls Tutorial
OB-E Keyboard Modes Tutorial
OB-E SEM Controls Tutorial
OB-E Sequencer Tutorial
OB-E Delay Tutorial
OB-E MIDI CC Tutorial
Dubby OB-E - A demo of GForce's OB-E.
OB-E VCO3 LFO Modulation Tutorial

Polyend Anywhere Portable Power Supply

via this auction

El luchador gets a post.

Nord Modular 25-Key Virtual Synthesizer SN 21041879

via this auction

Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer

via this auction

Teenage engineering PO Modular 400

via this auction

"Item is great condition and comes with the TE minijack cable pack and a Power supply to power it from mains. The PSU is essential as the battery PSU the POM400 comes with is terrible, it will only run with fresh batteries and they will run out very quickly so I would say it is only suitable for mains powered via the included mains to DC PSU"

Bugbrand modular in the background not included...

AVP MBS-100 Bass Sythesizer - Rare Soviet Synth - Only 30 Produced ?

via this auction

Anyone confirm only 30 were produced? You can find a couple of demos of one in prevoius posts here, but no mention of how many were produced. If you know, feel free to comment at the bottom of this post.

"AVP MBS-100 Bass Sythesizer. Incredibly rare only 30 were Hybrid analog-digital synthesis;

Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO) — two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate).

Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are equivalent to PMW but have fixed positioning similar to the likes of «Aelita», «Polivoks» synthesizers for e.g.

Octave ranges — 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2;

Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) — one fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters;

Envelope Generators (ADSR) – two;

Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) – one, fully analog distortion effect selection switch;

Low frequency oscillator (LFO) — one with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF.

MIDI interface — MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni);

Audio output — one mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack);

Controls — 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators;

Case: durable steel case with wooden cheeks;

Weight: 1 kg;

Dimensions: L30 x W16 x H8 (cm);

External power supply – 220v adapter 9 VAC (included)."

Roland SH-101 SN 282067 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

"Comes with modulation grip. Amazing filter - the pit bull terrier of the analogue synth world. Owned since 1993. The previous owner has added small marks to the control surface to remember a sound, once you have seen it you don’t notice it a second time (see pictures)."

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 339100 w/ Original Gig Bag, Headphone Earbuds & Tape Cassette

via this auction

Noe the 2nd "cassette" is an earbud case. The listing states they are original. Anyone know if the MC-202 actually came with them?

"In Excellent condition. Includes data cassette, original earbuds (still sealed) & original carry case."

KORG EMX-1 in a Ziploc Bag

via this auction

Never thought of that for dust free storage.

Imagine seeing that in the community fridge.

3_18_21 synthesizer by seeleofficial

video by ellie voyyd

シンセカイリモオト #015​ denha / 原田直樹さん Synthesizer Meeting Remote Naoki Harada.

video by yasushik1977

Featuring Denha and the Quattron 4093.






This is a one-hour free broadcast program that welcomes a variety of guests each time to talk about synths enthusiastically.
Of course it makes a sound.

015 will start at 10 o'clock on Thursday, March 18th!

The guest is Naoki Harada! !!
https: // ...

From synth stories to electronic work, LED badges, rare gadgets and self-made electronic musical instruments, and maybe even marble machines, there are so many things to ask! Maybe many people have taken care of the site called the Electronic Musical Instrument Museum, which has been operating since 1997."

Osmose key feature: Pressure-weighted Portamento

video by Expressive E

"Haken Audio's advances in the development of integrating their EaganMatrix sound engine with our Augmented Keyboard Action have made it possible to bring an exclusive feature to Osmose players, a feature that was previously only available on the Haken Audio Continuum Fingerboard: Pressure-weighted Portamento.

This patented technology takes advantage of the sophisticated sensor technology within each key of Osmose's Augmented Keyboard Action: A player can define a pitch interval within which two keypresses are interpreted as a legato line instead of polyphonic playing. Unlike regular portamento that makes the pitch glide to the last note's pitch within a fixed amount of portamento time, the Pressure-weighted Portamento reacts to the pressure ratio between the two notes. The pitch will dynamically glide between the notes in real-time, always reacting to how the player distributes pressure between the two notes.

Controlled pitch slides, slow, expressive glissando, and subtle to dramatic vibrato effects are now immediately available at your fingertips! Pressure-weighted Portamento is like the ultimate powerful performance pitch wheel that doesn't even require a second hand to play it."

ELKA SYNTHEX - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Ambient Modular Synth - Moog Subharmonicon, Mother 32

video by SyllixMusic

"Hello everyone! Today's video is another live ambient modular performance on the Moog Subharmonicon and Mother 32! I am really happy with the patch for this one. There's some nice pulse width modulation going on for both of the Subharmonicon's VCO's, as well as the Mother 32. They are all being modulated in a different way - details can be found in the patch notes on my Patreon.

As I continue learning more about this Moog eurorack system, I'm trying to come up with more creative ways to modulate sound, or to create generative sequences. I hope to eventually add a fully modular eurorack setup at some point! For now, I hope you can enjoy the more simple nature of the Moog synths :)

Performance Highlights
0:00​ Melodic Intro
1:08​ Switching from Saw to Pulse Wave
2:04​ Sub Bass Intro
3:48​ Ambient Outro Transition Begins"

WAVE / Dubstep / Grime Modular Synth Improvisation (Ableton Live 11 and Max/MSP)

video by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Music by Akihiko Matsumoto:
Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling '74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Morpheus
Synth2: General CV
Synth3: Disting mk4 - Curtis Filter
Synth4: Roland Boutique D-05
Bass: Piston Honda mk3 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Noise1: One
Noise2: Ataraxic Iteritas - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise3: benjolin
Noise4: Plaits

FX: ISO Stutter (​)
Delay1: D7 Stereo Delay (​)
Delay2: Ping Pong Delay (​)
Sidechain: SideChain Gate (​)

MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL, ROLI BLOCKS Lightpad M
Reverb: NI RC24
Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss 25mm F2.0)
Produce by Akihiko Matsumoto -"

Polyend Tracker - Sonic LAB Presentation with Bogdan Raczynski

video by sonicstate

"We talk to Bogdan Raczynski, a long time tracker user and artist about the Polyend Tracker, the standalone Tracker/sample playback unit. We get a look at some of the features - including a look at the new Swing function, horizontal pattern layout, performance and export.​

00:00​ intro
2:00​ Hardware and tracker basics
3:50​ Steps and events
06:30​ Samples modes and granular and wavetable
10:58​ More Step FX
12:20​ Pads and playing in
13:19​ Mixdown feature
14:34​ Artist packs and expansion
17:15​ Swing
19:30​ Horizontal view
21:30​ Performance modes
26:05​ External MIDI
27:39​ Wrap"

Flame - Chord Machine 2

video by SchneidersLaden

"Flame’s Chord Machine 2 comes equipped with a chord generator, an arpeggiator and a quantizer. The module generates tuned CV signals for up to five voices. You even don’t necessarily need an incoming CV to generate these output signals. You define a chord and an arpeggio based on internal note and tuning settings, these settings can be saved in lists that function as song lists or chord progressions, depending on how you use them. The arpeggiator output can alternatively be used as a very flexible quantizer. For a quantizer and chord generator module of this size it has a lot to offer. All in all, the module is very powerful, which also makes it complex – but it is worth taking the time exploring it!

The voices generated by the Chord Machine 2 can be spread over a range of eight octaves. 42 presets plus 16 user chords with up to four voices are available for musical experiments. Additionally, it is possible to choose between first, second and third inversion. All in all, musicians get access to 232 chords, which are playable within 54 preset and 15 user scales. Transpositions can be done via a CV input. The arpeggiator can run in several directions. The octave range is variable as well. Program and arpeggiator parameters are not only editable by hand, but can be modulated via a CV input as well. For synchronizing the module to other equipment, there is a clock input."

The first recording featuring Moog Synthesizer - The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds (1967) ?

video by George Greene

Available on Amazon

"The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds was a collaborative concept album on the theme of the signs of the Zodiac. It was issued by Elektra Records in May 1967 and featured early use of the Moog synthesizer by Paul Beaver, with music written by Mort Garson, words by Jacques Wilson, and narration by Cyrus Faryar. The Moog Modular synthseizer has a prominent role on the album. Rather than being limited to just spooky sounds, Beaver contributed a veritable clinic of fundamental Moog modulations, from soothing melodies and textures to sharply percussive interactions with the other session musicians. 'Must be played in the dark,' are the instructions printed in purple on the back of album cover. Although the Moog Synthesizer is not mentioned in the liner notes Paul Beaver is credited vaguely with 'electronic instruments'. This was not only the first commercial release of a record featuring the Moog but also the first to chart, spending a total of nine weeks on the Billboard album chart."

If you know of anything earlier, feel free to leave a comment. Surprised there is no mention of this release on Wikipedia's article on the Moog Synthesizer, but there is a separate article on the release here. Wikipedia also mentions use of the Moog on The Monkey's 1967 release of Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd, recorded April–October and released in November. The Zodiac was rleased in May of 1967.

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