MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Saturday, May 01, 2021

Cartesian Ambient::IS0 Map v3

video by C Nich0lls

"Another excursion into clouds of sound and broken computer rhythm; some kind of metaphor for the clouds and points of data that are increasingly taken as glimpses into ourselves.

This piece was created with the MakeNoise System Cartesian and focuses mostly on the Telharmonic. The entire piece started out as a single take using Rene to control the Telharmonic to create shining and soaring harmonics. Both the initial pitch and 'degree' were sequenced by 2 separate Rene channels (out of sync). A variety of parameters were adjusted during the performance.

3 of the other tracks create rhythmic ticks and washes using the Wogglebug burst to control Moddemix via Maths.

The kick is simply a triggered STO and Maths to create the envelopes.

Reverb used was Strymon's NighSky, but not using any of its more typical shimmer.

Orig photo: Downtown LA from outside of Moog's Electronicus house."

Kawai K5000 S Synthesizer Version 3.0 SN 602704

via this auction

Casio VZ-10M Synthesizer Module SN 000696 w/ Original Box & 4 ROM Cards

via this auction

"Includes original box, user manual , MIDI manual, quick chart

4 ROM Cards

ROM Card 100 - Card that comes with the unit
ROM Card 110 - US Collection
ROM Card 130 - European Collection
ROM Card 140 - Hi Powered Collection

The LCD backlight is a bit dim, and there is a small amount of rack rash on the top, but other than that its in amazing condition.

The VZ-10M takes a hybrid approach to its sound generation and uses Phase Distortion for ring modulation and waveform generation but true Frequency Modulation Synthesis to generate harmonics. The end result is a unique and hauntingly space-age sounding synthesizer with many smooth "twangy" textures - but it can also be very harsh and noisy when complex phasing is employed. Thumping bass-lines and sweeping pads are its strongest points but it is also very capable of analog-ish brass and strings.

Polyphony - 16 voices
Multitimbral - 8 parts duo-phonic
Oscillators - 8 iPD Modules across 4 Pairs
Waveforms - 1 sine, 5 saw, 1 noise, 1 noise + sine
LFO - 2 LFO generators for Tremolo and Pitch
Envelope - 9x 8-stage envelopes (8 amp, 1 global pitch)
Memory - 64 preset patches, 64 user patches, 64 patch external cartridge (via RC-100 ROM card)
Control - MIDI In, Out and Thru"

Sequential OB6

video by darksideothetune

"A few takes with the Sequential OB6 synthesizer + Beats."

Faeries Mannheim Steamroller - Analog Synth Cover

video by Ronnie Augeri

"Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plumb Faries in the style off Mannheim Steamroller. This song features all of the synths in the video, including the rackmount Yamaha Tx81z's custom bell patches. The Motif xs8 is only used as a midi controller. The bass is a combination of the Moog, Tx81z, and P5."

Missed this one back in December.

Ieaskul F. Mobenthey Canvas

"I recorded a series of three audios featuring specifically Ieaskul F. Mobenthey modules, made by Peter Blasser, the inventor of the Ciat Lonbarde insturments.

I have all IFM modules minus the Sprott, which I want so much! I also have a Mr. Glassi, which I think is essential to IFM setup, or for any setup! Missing the Sprott, filtering duty here is done by Mannequin's 3 sisters."

Let's Play with DrumComputer

video by Tim Webb

"Sugar Bytes brought their massive drum synth DrumComputer to iOS, and it includes all of the sound design complexity of the desktop version. There is a lot to cover and I had a bunch of fun exploring the unique oscillators' designs."


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Let's Play with AudioKit AR-909 & MixBox CS

video by Tim Webb

"AudioKit brings us a lovingly-crafted 909-inspired drum machine app! It some unique sound design which I make great use of in this Let's Play. I then stuff it into IK Multimedia's new MixBox CS for extra compression and grit, before jamming with AR-909 and Troublemaker.

AudioKit AR-909:
MixBox CS:
Rozeta Sequencer Suite:

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Be sure to visit​ for the latest music app news!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0789

via this auction

Roland SH-101 w/ Dust Cover

via this auction

"Comes with custom made dust cover with rear flap that allows you to take off the cover without having to remove any cables. Comes with a genuine BOSS PSA-100P which is the power supply that Roland wanted you to use."


video by Most Random

Reminds me of the The 1953 Charlie Douglass "Laff Box"

Videos from the creator:

I Turned a 1920's Typewriter into a MIDI Controller
video by William Sun Petrus

"whenever a hammer contacts with the "live plate", it will send a signal to the arduino. The arduino recognises which hammer has been pressed and fires a signal into my PC via the cable, and into Ableton. Ableton sees some MIDI information and understands that it needs to trigger that specific sound. This song is composed of 17 difference sounds, played live for you, right here, right now. This typewriter is actually just a small part of a much bigger project, so there's still a lot more to come!"

[How To Play] 1920's Typewriter EDM MIDI Controller

video by William Sun Petrus

"The reaction on this mini project has been incredible - i'm surprised we hit the 100+ likes mark so quickly! As promised, here is the Ableton project file for you to play with! It's super simple and you can play this on any MIDI controller with buttons/keys on it. Rearrange the samples to fit your hands better, make a remix, perform a cover, build that thing you thought of a few years ago. There's a midi helper file inside the project with everything you need to know if you get stuck :)"

Weinglas: Arbeit (Metasonix D1000, Grendel Drone Commander)

video by Wein Glas

"Arbeit ("Work") is a track from my new tape release 'Die gute alte Zeit' available from Zero Point Research.

Coming May 3rd, 2021!

All tracks of 'Die gute alte Zeit' ('Good old times') are based on the Metasonix D-1000 tube drum machine and the Grendel Drone Commander."

Norand Mono Tutorial 1: Getting Started

video by Richard DeHove

"The Mono is an incredibly deep machine with many ways to change parameters over time and between steps. This 'Getting Started' tutorial is designed to get you operational and able to save and load those initial happy twiddlings. Many more tutorials to come in the days ahead.

0:00​ Intro and layout
1:20​ Pattern mode
1:45​ Run and edit
1:56​ Adding steps
2:22​ Editing the pitch
3:20​ Saving
3:38​ Projects
6:00​ Copy and paste
6:20​ Save project dilemma
8:10​ Live Mode
9:40​ Setting the tempo
11:28​ Parameter offsets
13:12​ Visualization Mode
14:00​ Base pattern plus offsets

This is not a sponsored video. I paid full price for my Mono and am happy just to share the joy from this wonderful little machine!
My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:​"

JSI Polymoog Resonator

via this auction

"JSI Polymoog Resonator desktop module.

It's essentially the resonator section from a Moog Polymoog.

Here's some info from the JSI website:

'Resonator is a Polymoog inspired formant filter that is intended to emulate static resonances that are typical for acoustic instruments. Its three non-overlapping bands have frequency, gain, and emphasis or resonance controls.

All three bands can be switched between Low pass, High pass, and two Band pass modes (Band pass 'notch').'"

JSI also makes the PROGUE, Moog Rogue & Prodigy desktop synth. This is the first post to feature the JSI Resonator. Curious if it's based on the JH Resonator.

Jasper Wasp Clone DIY Synthesizer PCBs

via this auction

"The remaining parts need to be ordered and a build guide & parts list for ordering from Mouser / Digikey / etc. can be found at

*ONLY the PCBs and a few of the harder to source parts are included in the kits from Jasper, everything else has to be ordered on the assemblers end*"

Roland MSQ 100 MIDI Sequencer SN 473410

via this auction

Trax Retrowave R-1

via this auction

"Very cool and I suppose somewhat rare analog mono synth. It’s built like a tank and has a nice selection of midi and/or CV control for standalone use or incorporating into a larger setup. I’d say it’s most similar to a Yamaha CS-5 with even more modulation options and without the hassle of vintage gear."

You can find a few demos in previous posts here.

Roland JX-8P Analog Synthesizer SN 527374 w/ PG-800 Programmer w/ Original Box & Case

via this auction

Roland SH-5 w/ Doepfer MCV-4 MIDI Interface

via this auction "Copy of Owners manual included (digital). Comes with Doepfer MCV-4 MIDI interface. You can change the filter cutoff, VCO pitch and volume thru MIDI."

26-The Arturia PolyBrute-Effects-Reverb

video by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the reverb effect on the Arturia PolyBrute.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand."

AutomaticGainsay PolyBrute posts

denha QUATTRON4093Le

video by denha

Drone Synthesizer
CD4093 oscillator
Stereo out
2x AAA battery

TubeOhm Teensy 4.1 DIY Synthesizer "Jeannie" Preview 2

video by Rolf Degen

"Teensy 4.1 DIY Synthesizer "Jeannie" Preview 2

Link englich:
Link german:"

Follow-up to this post.

Some pics from 1st draft to completed build.

OXI One Showcase #10 - Sequencing and modulating Pulsar-23

video by OXI Instruments

"OXI One and Pulsar-23 are great companions. With Pulsar's MIDI learn capabilities you can control all sound engines plus a plethora of other functions though CC messages, cv and gate outputs.

Preorders start on 4th of May!
Visit​ to know more.

Jam by @verbosemusic (​)"

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

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