MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Thursday, May 06, 2021



"Roland Cloud D-50 / Roland D-05 - 256 Original High Quality Patches
(Also compatible with D-50 / D-550 / V-Synth XT / V-Synth VC-1 / VariOS VC-1)
CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SALE Starting at $19.99 @"


Compatible with Roland Cloud D-50, Roland D-05, D-50 / D-550 / V-Synth XT / V-Synth VC-1 / VariOS VC-1. This is our high quality collection of patches covering retro, modern & futuristic polys, leads, pads, pianos, basses, percussion, and fx. Originally released in 2019 for the Roland D-05, this acclaimed four volume set of patches spans the genres of synthwave, cinematic, classic pop & rock, hip hop, jazz, trap, chiptune, modern pop, dubstep, vintage & modern house, trance, reggae, retrocade and more!"

Roland JX-8P or Jupiter-8? And why? | Studio time (faux live stream)

video by Espen Kraft

"Roland Jupiter-8 and JX-8P. Two very different synthesizers.
If you take away the price, cult-status and looks of the Jup-8, and THEN compare it to the 8P. Which one would you rather have? Or if I put it like this, if you had BOTH, would you always use just ONE, and why?
If I had a better broadband connection I would do the occasional (or maybe even more than that) live stream and this is how it would be, me fleshing out new ideas by hooking up a couple of synths, and a sequencer and just keep going for an hour or two. If I'm doing non-pop, sound design, paid gigs for event music or other types of music, I often sit and just play/design quite random sounds and motifs.
Today I used the Jupiter-8 and the JX-8P and a MSQ-700 sequencer on occasion. Some of the ideas that emerged will become larger pieces."

Yamaha CP-30 1977~78

video by George Benton

"A quick view of a classic 70's style electric piano. Built by Yamaha, it had a dual tone generator system that could be panned and detuned for a beautiful chorus. Early touch sensitive keyboard. This thing weighed nearly 120 pounds!"

Ghost In Translation SYNTH - v1.2.1 Update

video by Ghost In Translation

"SYNTH v1.2.1 is now available, it improves the polyphonic portamento, and fixes the arpeggiator mode which is now polyphonic.

Code on
PCB and panel on https://ghostintranslation.bandcamp.c...


SYNTH is a modular FM polyphonic synthesizer, based on eurorack physical format it has however no patch cables in the front but has rather midi and audio jacks in the back.

It is based on my homemade platform Motherboard.

Roland MC-09 Phrase Lab SN ZQ01801

via this auction

KORG Special Edition 15th Anniversary Platinum microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder SN 204874

via this auction

"This Auction is for a [limited production] 15th anniversary Platinum-Color Edition of the microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder"

Curious how many of these were produced.

1982 PPG Wave 2.2

via this auction

"Here is the Rare opportunity to get a PPG Wave 2.2 in Perfect condition.

*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

-All Original Component.
-Midi Fitted
-latest software update ( System V8.3 )"

Elka Twin 61 Grey Model

via this auction

You can find demos of the black model in previous posts here.

Original EDP Wasp 25-Key Analog Synthesizer w/ Added MIDI

via this auction

"Original EDP Wasp in great condition with MIDI installed.
Ready for delivery around May 20th.

The weird original poweradapter was stolen when i had a break-in (they stole a box of power adapters but left the synth!?) but I changed the socket to a standard one so it now works with any 9V DC positive tip <500mA."

Studio Electronics MIDIMOOG (Genuine ORIGINAL Minimoog inside!) SN 1587

via this auction

"Original Minimoog electronics, repackaged into a rack unit by Studio Electronics and with MIDI.

The real deal: fast, fun, full fat.

Rare and mint condition with very little wear, bought from new."

New MIDIMini Demos by Studio Electronics

Chords, Rings, and Feedback Wars video by StudioElectronics

"It’s all about the gain staging in this discrete beast: processing and managing the relative levels in each step of the V’s audio signal flow to allow for the introduction of desired noise and distortion. Clean is easy.

Feedback (loop), FBK (feedback) Gain, Amp Drive, individual Oscillator levels, and the main Volume all interact and alter one cherished fact after another; the 24dB ladder to heaven is also… everything, except for the burnished bookends, the dualistic dynamism of synthesizer tone: Ringmod and Crossmod. Fans of our ATC know this verity well–enjoy in somewhat better fidelity on our SoundCloud page.

Spoiler Alert! it really starts to get layered and multi dimensional and very satisfying, at around 7:27​. Now go back and listen to the whole thing from the beginning.

Just a touch of compression from our vintage dbx 163X during tracking, into the my marvelous DP10 (will never switch), and a spot of verb in the last few seconds—the balance is pristine and massive Midimini V30."

Noisebug - Digital Drum System

video by NOISEBUG

Hordijk Triple LF VCO self patched

video by Todd Barton

"Exploring a Hordijk module . . ."

Sequential Joins the Focusrite Team Interview with Dave Smith & Tim Carroll

video by Sweetwater Sweetwater

"Sequential has joined the Focusrite team! Mitch Gallagher is joined by Sequential founder Dave Smith and Focusrite CEO Tim Carroll to talk about the acquisition."

0:00​ - Intro
0:34​ - How Did this Partnership Form?
5:16​ - What Does the Future Hold?
9:45​ - Any New Products You Can Tease for Us?
12:20​ - Thanks for Watching!

Synth Spotting in Soigne Ta Droite / Keep Up Your Right - 1987

video by heung jun oh

Some Cocteau Twins style drums.

This one is in vis swissdoc who had the following to say:

"I came across this recently in a very special artistic movie by director Jean-Luc Godard from Romandy (Suisse romande - the French-speaking part of western Switzerland).

The movie is called Keep Your Right Up (French: Soigne ta droite / Une place sur la terre) from 1987. It is featuring Catherine Ringer and Fred Chichin from the group Les Rita Mitsouko in some scenes in a musical studio showing some synths."

Here's the trailer for the film:

Soigne ta droite - Bande annonce

video by Gaumont

There's an additional music scene here but no synths.

Below are a few screen grabs via swissdoc. You can spot an Oberheim Four Voice System, a Moog Memorymoog, and what appears to be an Elka Rhapsody 610 below and to the right of the FVS. Update: one more pic added below of what looks like the back of an OB-1.

See the Synth TV and Film label for additional synth spotting.

Cicada Conundrum

video by nbor

"Late night in the studio, and I find the Easel Command is alive."

Noise Engineering March 2021 #4 - Live Modular Synth Jam

video by Noise Engineering

Gear List:
Basimilus Iteritas Alter x3
Cursus Iteritas
Ruina Versio
Electus Versio
Manis Iteritas
Imitor Versio
Vox Digitalis x3
Mimetic Digitalis x2
Lapsus Os x3
Quantus Pax
Pura Ruina x2
Univer Inter (prototype) x2
Sono Abitus

video recorded with OBS
audio interface Scarlett 6i6
basic audio mastering with Reaper

Polyend Tracker AE Pete Cannon - Tracker Hardcore

video by Polyend

"The first Tracker AE units are on their way to the lucky customers. We find them looking really good and couldn't stop ourselves from sharing the looks, but also the music contained in each of the Artist Edition units.

Here's the first of four Pete Cannon compositions - Tracker Hardcore,. Made entirely on the Polyend Tracker by amazingly talented Pete! More coming soon. Enjoy while headbanging!"

See this post for additional custom skin Artist Editions (AE) of the Polyend Tracker.

Isolating EQ With Any Filter

video by Bastl Instruments

"Isolating EQ can be really useful in many scenarios! Take a look on this fun a and fast patch tip with our one and only Václav"

Ryou Oonishi - Damo's Home

video by Cray

Supporting member, Vicmod Records is pleased to announce the second album by Ryou Oonishi titled Damo’s Home. Release date June 2021.

Weinglas: Ferne Länder (Metasonix D1000)

video by Wein Glas

"Ferne Länder ("Distant Countries") is a track from my new tape release 'Die gute alte Zeit' available from Zero Point Research.

Release Date: 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."

Additional tracks posted from the release:

Weinglas: Arbeit (Metasonix D1000, Grendel Drone Commander)

Weinglas: Geburt (Metasonix D1000, Grendel Drone Commander)

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episode 6

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. In this episode, Cris works on ribbon cables and powers up the CMI."

Building a Fairlight CMI episodes

AtoVproject 16n Rework Demo - Using it with Eurorack and Bitwig

video by Synth Diy Guy

"I build a sound designer's dream on my Eurorack, and turn Bitwig's Polygrid Modular into a noisy drone box!"

Follow-up to ATO V Project 16n rework - Building the kit.

Novation Circuit Tracks - Sonic LAB Review

video by sonicstate

"We've been fans of the original Novation Circuit here - Nick bought one for his live setup and we often recommend it for people wanting a simple computerless music creation instrument.

00:00​ Intro and new features
04:19​ Longer samples
06:07​ MIDI tracks
09:37​ Firmware Gate and Probability
14:15​ samples, click etc
17:35​ Components editor
21:37​ Scenes
23:45​ Recording MIDI CCs
25:42​ Sidechain
27:00​ Synth presets
28:40​ Conclusion

Having fun with the new KSP update

video by Omri Cohen

See KeyStep Pro - Firmware Update 2.0. | ARTURIA

Omri Links:

"If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

10 reasons why the Reface DX might be the FM synthesiser you were looking for

video by Floyd Steinberg

"The #RefaceDX​ is a pretty good FM synth, and here are #10reasons​ why you might think so, too. Table of contents:

00:00​ intro demo
01:30​ hello
01:56​ Reason 10
02:37​ Reason 09
03:26​ Reason 08
04:28​ Reason 07
05:14​ Reason 06
07:35​ Reason 05
08:38​ Reason 04
09:16​ Reason 03
09:55​ Reason 02
11:19​ Reason 01
12:03​ outtro demo
13:36​ bye-bye"

Hartmann Neuron Signed by Axel Hartmann

via this auction

"Hartmann Neuron. impossibly rare and in incredible original condition with hardly any marks on it its in perfect working order and has never been messed with the sounds are out of this world reluctant sale this particular unit has been signed by axel hartmann see pics im gonna include all original manuals and two spare orange joystick knobs impossible to find might consider very near offers"

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synth

via this auction

"This is the ultra rare and sought after 1998 Ensoniq Fizmo. It's the first Ensoniq to use real time controls but it came out when the company was already going under so not many of these were made. I have had over 50 synths and nothing else sounds like this. Each preset includes 4 layers that you can assign to any part of the keyboard so different parts can be layered or split in whatever way you want. There's the usual wave shapes (which sound really good) as well as a bunch of stranger wave shapes. Basically each preset ends up being 8 osc, 8 filters, 8 lfos with 7 waveforms each, 24 advanced envelopes to help shape and modulate everything, plus there's 41 built in effects to pick from, aftertouch, and all those real time knobs. Everything works. I've only had it one year but I've bought way too much stuff so some things have to go. All keys, presets, knobs, wheels work perfectly and I've used this with other midi sequencers and built and saved my own sounds as well. The volume knob has a little bit of wiggle to it but still works. A couple very minor scratches but as you can see it's in excellent shape and a real beauty. Includes the original manual and power adaptor. I just bought the brand new Fauxmo software that makes programming this thing a breeze. I'll see if there's a way I can transfer that to you but I'm not sure if that's possible or not. Comes from the Secret Records studio."

Akai EWI 1000 & EWV 2000 Wind Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha DX7 II FD FM Digital Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

"Listing includes
Yamaha DX7 II FD
Sheet Music Stand Attachment
Yamaha FC7 Foot Pedal
Yamaha Data Rom Cartridge

Keyboard is in excellent condition with just a few signs of wear. Everything works great.

All capacitors on Power Supply circuit board replaced with new high quality Panasonic capacitors.

New Renata solder in type battery installed.

Keyboard is running the latest version 1.9 Rom."

Rare MAM (Music and More) Warp 9 Filter (Wasp clone)

via this auction

"This is a very rare clone of theEDP Wasp filter by German company MAM. - with benefits. It is a 12dB multimode filter with lowpass, highpass, bandpass and notch. The filter can be modulated by an LFO with 9 waveforms and a VCA with an ADSR envelope. The unit can be controlled via Midi or via gate."

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

1977 Logan String Melody Mk2 Rare Analog String Machine SN 11828

via this auction

"Logan String Melody II, legendary string machine used by many artist (The Twins, Yello, Jean Michel Jarre), with lushous and gorgeous strings (think Jean Michel Jarre's Oygene period). 100%working conditions

it comes with all original stuff"

A Tiny 808? Roland TR-606 Maxed Out Mod

video by HAINBACH

"In which I show the 'TR-608' mod by Filippo Samoré, who crammed all the mods you can do into my humble 606. The mod is high-quality and truly enhances the sound engine of the 606 without compromising its handy form factor. It is almost like a TR-808 now, except maybe a little more interesting, because it is still a charmingly shuffling 606 at its core. Contact Filippo:"

KeyStep Pro - Firmware Update 2.0. | ARTURIA

video by Arturia

"KeyStep Pro’s performance, production, and pure musical creation abilities continue to grow with every free update, bringing yet more precise refinements and much-requested features to our universal sequencing mastermind. Learn more about KeyStep Pro Firmware Update 2.0.00:00​ Intro00:08​ - Global Transpose00:24​ - Global Value Offset00:45​ - Arpeggios & Sequences01:22​ - Chord Mode Record & Step Listen01:38​ - Workflows & UX Improvements"

Eraldo Bernocchi - Medusa Digital FM Composition Tips

video by Polyend

"A fantastic machine became simply stunning providing unlimited sound colors. I wanted to drift away using the hold mode and the advantage of 5 LFOs modulating various parameters. Both videos are extracts from a very long improvisation. Hopefully, they give the idea of what is possible to do and how great the Medusa is sounding."

Update details posted here.

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

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