MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

MarsJam Korg Kronos Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7 DX7 Juno-60 Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"'MarsJam' Korg Kronos Roland JU-06A Yamaha TX7
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**No Talking!** ***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

Roland JU-06A (Juno-60) + Yamaha TX7 (DX7) "MarsJam".
I am using the Korg Kronos as a sequencer & drum machine in this video.
Analog Drum Kit is coming from the Korg Kronos
Both JU-06A + TX7 are on MIDI channel 1. Simple synth layer & sequence!
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!
I have a new meteorite I found near Rockport, Colorado on the TX7.
Hard to see thru all the space FX but you will get to see it again soon! :)"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

Synth Under Water with Moog One

video by Chris Hunt

"Please grab your swim suit and enjoy this magical underwater journey with the Moog One. This patch has three layers played simultaneously: bubbles, turtles, fish

00:00​ Hello, and welcome
00:23​ The water is fine
01:10​ Almost out of breath
02:00​ Meanwhile, on the beach
02:50​ The ocean calls again
03:15​ It calls us all
04:01​ And it's alive
04:54​ With turtles
05:35​ And fish
06:13​ Thanks, have a towel

If you want to play with these sounds, this 'Under Water' patch for the Moog One can be downloaded (free) here:​"

Music Thing Modular CONTROL - Build Video

video by Thonk Synth DIY

"Tom Whitwell takes you through how to build the MTM Control module.

Buy Control here -​"

Mystery Model 101 Vocoder

This one is in via supporting member, David Bivins who currently put it up for sale on eBay here.

He picked it up used at a Japanese auction site, and unfortunately does not know the history behind it. I've never seen it before. If you know anything aobut it, primarily who made it and when, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

via David in the listing: "Very cool looking vintage 10-band vocoder. Does not work and is missing parts - for one thing, there is no power supply! I purchased it this way and have decided I do not have the time to devote to repairing it."

You'll find some pics of the inside below.

Update: it was listed on a Japanese auction site as an E.E.W. Model 101 Vocoder. E.E.W. stands for Eizuka Engineering Workshop 永塚策英 Japan Yokohama according to @analogjimmy.

via Wikipedia Japan: "From this work, Ito has released a wind synthesizer called 'TAKECON-1', which is a special order made by EIZUKA ENGINEERING WORKSHOP, as 'OMENS OF LOVE' (using TAKECON-1 + TAKECON-1 sound source) and 'PRIME' (TAKECON-1 +). Used in TAKECON-1 sound source)."

If you search online for Eizuka Engineering Workshop you will find a few additional references.

Directly below is a video of the TAKECON-1 mentioned above. It's a Lyricon wind synthesizer according to @analogjimmy.

Update2: via @Siempre_La_Luna

"I've gone down this rabbit hole before. EEW made some wind synths and utility rack gear. Seems like it was a small company. The name I've seen associated with EEW is Sakuhide Nagatsuka but I have no idea the relationship. Some EEW gear was apparently sold via retailer Ishibashi."

According to that thread, it's possible Sakuhide Nagatsuka passed away based on some online discussions.
video by ガレージ99札幌店 - note this video is for the TAKECON-1 by Ito, and not the Model 101 Vocoder.

Prophet 6, CHORAL GLASS PLANT, analog synthesizer

video by Bob I. Gomez

"Over ten years on YouTube & over 200 videos of original music.

This one using my Preset 106 on the Prophet 6 synth, is called Choral Glass Plant."

Novachord sound using Rhizomatic Plasmonic

video by Anthony Distefano

"Novachord preset I made using Plasmonic"

The Fantastic Pikes - The Synthesizer Sound Machine

videos by Иван Денисов

"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"-"Mozart 40 "
"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"-"Boccherini,s Minuet"
"The Synthesizer Sound Machine"- "Telstar"

Pics via Amazon

ARP 2600 in the background.

1 x Vinyl LP, Album
Germany 1972

A1 - Bottoms Up (2:56)
A2 - Mouldy Old Dough (2:42)
A3 - Boccherini's Minuet (3:12)
A4 - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (3:34)
A5 - Mozart 40 (3:05)
A6 - Popcorn (2:29)
B1 - House Of The Rising Sun (4:40)
B2 - Heykens' Serenade (2:06)
B3 - If You Could Read My Mind (3:18)
B4 - La Journée (2:58)
B5 - Ghostriders In The Sky (2:31)
B6 - Telstar (2:30)

Demo Mother 32 Arp C minor

video by Benjamin Jimenez

"Moog Mother 32 + Reverb Valhalla"

New Buchla Programmable Octal Signal Source Model 360 Coming from Roman Filippov

"Soon. Can’t tell much more details yet"

Roman Filippov as you know is the man behind Sputnik Modular, Black Corporation, and various Buchla DIY projects. Black Corporation is focused on full blown desktop synths including Deckard’s Dream, Kijimi, Xerses, as well as some erurorack adaptations of various components of these synths. Sputnik focuses on Roman's line of primarly west coast inspired eurorack modules. Roman has also offered one-off creations of classic designs for the DIY market.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: "It has stereo, quad outputs as well. Will be 8 voices, 3osc per voice with built in enveloppe and VCAs - fully 24osc synth (shouldn't the VCA be LPG on the OG?). Inputs wil be via digital buss from 221r. You'll have to have both modules to make 360 funtcionnal. Also coming this summer. 300 computer open source module is also in the works."

An update from Roman sent my way via Soviet Space Child.

"The 360r will have 15 programmable outputs with full control from the 221r (standard midi messages), it uses a 16-core mcu/dsp by XMOS and 24b/216KHz 16ch codec by Cirrus Logic.

The 221r will have midi and usb i/o and 4x digital ports for communication with the other modules. It also uses a combination of accelerometer and gyroscope for the bend function. also i hope to decode 200e I2C buss, it already has it connected."

Patch from Scratch: STREGA KRELL

video by MAKEN0ISE

"Krell music has a long history. Let's delve into it!

This is just one possible way to do Krell music with Strega. How would you do it?

Here are a load of Krell-related links to explore!

Todd Barton’s original Krell walkthrough" [posted here with the original and an 0-Coast Krell demo]

Todd Barton’s Krell Music​

“Krell Music” album release​

“The Great Krell Machine Volume 1”​

Info and stream/download for “Music and Poetry of the Kesh”​

OffGrid — Pair & Play [Industrial Prototype preview]

video by birdkids

"OffGrid - just Pair&Play 🎶
It's super-easy, super-fun and very addictive 😊
Designed by birdkids in Vienna.

Here's a video that shows how we connect to an iPad under 6 seconds from a state of sleep. And make a full beat under 40 seconds 💪🏽"

Granular Ukuele Live-Looping // Gotharman's Little deFormer 3 + Eurorack Benjolin #TTNM​


"Live-looping several Ukulele tracks through Gotharman's Little deFormer 3's granular synth and sampler effects, clocked by a rungled Eurorack modular synth Benjolin. I'm also sending the audio through Gotharman's TubaZ vacuum tube filter Eurorack module, which is also modulated by the Little deFormer 3 via its CV outputs. It's a fun little experimental music jam :D"

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5 New Modules to experiment with in April 2021

video by Omri Cohen

"Here are the patches -
00:00​ - Thorns (​)
04:43​ - 4FO (​)
12:55​ - Polygene (​)
18:33​ - horse a doodle doo (​)
23:31​ - 8Seq (​)"

You can find additional resources from Omri Cohen at

Intellijel Metropolix - version 1.1 New Features

video by Intellijel

"The Metropolix multi-track performance sequecencer has now been updated to version 1.1. This update brings some exciting new features such as a much more powerful accumulator and 14 new Chord Scales.

Changelog for

New Accumulator Features and Updates!
- Accum Mode: Stage (Original/Default) | Track.
- Accum Reset: Manual (Default) | Auto (Original).
- Accum Order: Wrap (Original/Default) | Pendulum | Random | Hold.
- Accum Polarity: Unipolar (Default) | Bipolar (Original).
- Default Accumulator Limits updated to ±7.
- New Aux/Mod/Ctrl Destinations for Accum Mode.
- New Aux/Mod Destinations for Accum Direction and Accum Polarity.
- Upgraded the "Accumulator" Ctrl to a tri-state control called "Accum Dir" allowing you to change - -Direction or Freeze the Accumulator with a single knob.
- Upgraded the "Accum Invert" Ctrl to a tri-state control called "Accum Polar" allowing you to change - - Polarity and Invert the Accumulator Order with a single knob.
- Change Upper/Lower Limit labels to Positive/Negative.

Better labeling for Toggle and Tri-state control assignments.
Updated menus with new visual features: Disabled items, Dividers.
14 Chords added to the Scales list.
New Global setting for Clock Mode: Running (Original/Default) | Always.
New Global setting for Run Btn: Run/Pause (Original/Default) | Run/Stop.
When EDIT is active the selected stage item will blink, both in Track and Mod mode.
Press Reset when Metropolix is NOT running to drop the gates low on Tracks 1 and 2.
Pitch offset modulation is now still added when a track is muted; but it will still ignore updates to the pitch offset modulation when the track is muted.
Fixed Mod Lane resets on Queued Preset Loads.
Fixed crashing bug when RUN goes LOW before a queued preset loads. (Thanks Aaron!)
Fixed Pulse Count modulation. (Thanks Rich!)
Other minor bug fixes."

Wingie + Dual Gibber

video by Meng Qi

The Dual Gibber is new to the site.

"Gibber is a synth designed by Rob Hordijk. It's based on SP0256A-AL2 speech chips. And it gibbers. Wingie is a portable stereo resonator I designed.

In this video I've shown 3 modes out of 4 on Wingie."

IRIJULE Theoryboard Thy333

via this auction

TheoryBoard Thy333 | 5 Minute Explanation video by TheoryBoard

"The TheoryBoard is a music theory MIDI controller. It was invented for the purpose of allowing easier access to the complex world of music theory. When the user loads a scale they have access to every chord and every note within that scale (& hot keys for key changes + 7 modes). Chords (harmony) and notes (melody) are linked together via color allowing a visual reference while playing. The control panel allows chords to be manipulated in every possible way (octave/stack/spread/voicings/inversions, over 1.9 billion chord combinations). It's a new type of musical instrument as well as a production/composition tool."

See the IRIJULE label below for more.

Sonic Potions LXR Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

You can find demos of one in previous posts here.

"LXR is a full fledged digital drum machine with integrated sequencer.
Its sound engine provides 6 different instruments, each with over 30 parameters to tweak. It can produce a wide variety of sounds, ranging from classic analogue emulations to crunchy digital mayhem.

Cortex M4 based
6 voices (VA and FM)
7 sequencer tracks (extra open HH channel)
44kHz / 16 bit audio
4 mono outputs
4 different instrument engines
1/128 step pattern resolution (32ppq)
USB/Din Midi
different lengths for each track possible
8 chainable patterns per preset
Step probability
39 buttons
6 LFOs routable to every voice parameter
complete kit. comes with all needed parts for assembly
No SMD soldering required
source code available
All! actions possible without stopping the sequencer playback

Erica Synth Metal enclosure
2GB SD-Card (with latest update)
Trigger IO"

Akai MPC 1000 & Synth Oil Paintings

Two additional synth paintings by Dudich painter for Crazy Oil Arts studio.

Akai MPC 1000 via this auction

"Synth" via this auction

Moog Prodigy previously posted here, and Roland TB-303 here.

Yamaha DX7 Vintage Synthesizer + QX1 MIDI Sequencer

via this auction

Yamaha WX7 Wind MIDI Controller & WT11 Midi Wind Synthesizer Tone Generator

via this auction

Tangible Waves AE Modular 3-Row Custom System 31 Modules, Cables, PSU, etc. Exc.

via this auction

"Custom (1 of 1) AE Modular rig by Tangible Waves. This is NOT the AE Starter 1 and 2 combined, this unit was hand built by the company’s founder, and the man himself, Robert Langer. This is an AMAZINGLY capable modular rig that goes well above and beyond both the AE Modular Starter Rack 1 and/or 2. It has been assembled, tested, hardly used, for all intents and purposes.. brand new.

Elka Synthex w/ Factory MIDI SN 1315

video by Borish Electronics

via this auction

"This is a 220V synth so you must use a step up transformer to power it in the USA or Japan. This synth has been recently calibrated by a professional synth technician. All features are working perfectly and the synth is perfectly in tune. There are no key triggering issues, no issues with scratchy potentiometers, no issues with dirty jacks, bad switches or buttons!!"

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"Early model with diode filter!"

Crumar DS2 Synthesizer 1978 SN 00172

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog SN 1189

via this auction

"One small thing to note with this Memorymoog is that of the 100 preprogrammed patches, a few of them have an issue where one of the six voices drops out. Otherwise 95% of the patches play perfectly with all six voices."

Curious what happens if you overwrite the problem patches with ones that do not exhibit the problem.

1980s Roland Juno-60 Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ MIDI SN 19883

via this auction

"#19883 Good condition---tested ---all works good ---missing 1 colored button -see picture - all keys play good ---all other sliders and buttons work great---has Midi update ---includes skb hard shell case with wheels ( has stickers on case )"

Korg Minilogue w/ Original Box & Gig Bag

via this auction


YAMAHA CS10 MY OLDEST SYNTHESIZER 1977 video by mysynthlife

2084 - a 92bpm cirklon groove for eurorack synthesizer

video by Luke Killen

"This is either roughing up a smooth groove or softening a rough beat.
I kind of liked the 808 State Cubik like stabs in a 'retro futurist' kind of way, so i decided to juxtapose it with a smoother groove."

The (almost) Perfect Digital Synthesizer 🎹 | Modal Argon8

video by Venus Theory

"Howdy doody, frienderoonies! Today we're here to check out the Modal Argon 8m - a desktop synthesizer module that packs wavetable synthesis and tons of interesting waveshaping options into a compact format perfect for small studio setups.

The Modal Argon 8 series offers a whole lot of features all under $1000 and the desktop module comes in at only $649 making it a great option to get started with hardware and it inegrates beautifully with your DAW thanks to the MODAL App and MODAL Plugin

0:00​ Intro Jam
3:55​ Howdy
5:31​ What Dis Thing Do?
8:57​ A Bunch Of Patch Demos
19:54​ What Sounds To Expect
20:16​ Pseudo Analog Vibes
22:05​ Patch Design Workflow
23:14​ Filter Sweeps
24:29​ Patch From Scratch
34:36​ Overall Workflow Experience
36:01​ Modal App
37:18​ The Sequencer
42:07​ Versus Novation Peak
43:49​ Versus Waldorf Blofeld
46:23​ Argon 8 Pros
48:19​ Argon 8 Cons and Wishlist
52:08​ What Do You Think?"

The Pool Modulation v1.0 on Baloran's Upcoming Synth

video by Laurent Baloran

"Cette vidéo présente le concept unique de la gestion des modulations créé pour The Pool."


"This video presents the unique concept of modulation management created for The Pool."

See the Baloran label below for more.

E-mu E-drum demo

video by Harry Axten

"Couldn't resist pulling the trigger when I found one of these for sale online. It plays back 8-bit samples stored on cartridges, with velocity routed to amplitude and optionally pitch. Mine only came with the 'ROTOTOM1' cartridge, but I was able to scan in and copy the cartridge PCB to produce my own; which in this case have the TR-909 cymbals on them.

It's basically a rebadged Clavia unit, with a different paint job. I think the cartridges are also compatible with the original Clavia DDrum rack system (but not the later 'Sound Pac' ones)."

Ambient | Korg Volca FM, Teenage Engineering OP-1 & Ableton M4L GENE

video by Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -​
Mixer: Ableton Live (Skin:​)
Sequencer: Ableton Max for Live GENE (​)
Synth1: Korg Volca FM
Synth2: Teenage Engineering OP-1
Reverb: Arturia Rev Plate 140
Comp/Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Sonar 25mmF2.8)
Audio I/O: RME Fireface UCX

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