MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 14, 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021

The Very Rare 1969 R. A. MOOG 1502 Stereo Analog Tape Recorder

video by Round and Wound tape transfers

This one is in via Brian Kehew.
Never knew this existed. Just when you think you've seen it all, something new but old appears. Giving this one the exclusive label as well.

"At Round and Wound, we have over 100 vintage tape machines, many formats needed to transfer people's old tapes into digital files. But this one holds a special place for us: it's possibly the last of its kind, and with an incredible pedigree. This was built circa 1969 by the Moog synthesizer company as part of a never-successful push to create full electronic music studios. Afterwards, this machine toured the world with Chris Swansen's group, Badger - as playback for difficult parts recorded previously in the Moog factory studio. It's not comparable, sonically, to our more modern/professional machines - so we don't use it for transfers. But it has a place of pride among our many machines, as a custom creation from the team at Moog!"

And some info on Round And Wound:

Round And Wound audio tape transfers, digitizing, conversion;

video by Round and Wound tape transfers

"Round and Wound is a professional tape and media transfer facility in North Hollywood, CA. We have numerous machines and formats to access your old recordings and convert them to digital files.

Please go to our website for more info:
or call (818) 856-8701 afternoons and evenings.

Analog Machines:
1" 8-track: AMPEX MM1100, SCULLY 280
2" 24-track and 16-track: 3M M79, SONY APR24, Studer A800
1" 16-track: OTARI MX70
1" 24-track: TASCAM MSR24
16-channel: FOSTEX E16, TASCAM MSR16
4-channel: OTARI MX5050, MCI JH110C, Tascam 424
2-channel: MCI JH110C, Ampex 800, Ampex ATR102
Cassette: TASCAM 122 MkIII, Denon DN730R, SONY
Microcassette: SONY

Digital Machines:
DAT: Panasonic SV3700, 3800, TASCAM DA30, DA40
Alesis ADAT (x4)
Mitsubishi X-86
TASCAM DA88 DA98 DA98HR (x4)
SONY Minidisc

MAZE Turntable, mono 78 rpm
AKAI AP-207 Turntable stereo 33rpm, 45rpm

Noise Reduction:
Dolby A, dBX I and II, Dolby SR

Computer Media:
ZIP drive
JAZ drive
3.5" floppy
5.25: floppy
Magneto Optical drive"

VCV Rack Live Stream with NoiseZillator from KlirrFactory

video by Omri Cohen

KlirrFactory -

Omri Links:

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

Buchla 284 as Quad Delay

video by Todd Barton

"My continuing explorations into the Buchla 284 Quad Voltage Controller Envelope Generator. Built and loaned by Adam Scramstad. Enjoy!
My Patreon:"

ARP 2600 - Quantized Sample & Hold

video by O.Z. Hall

"This is a short sample and hold demo using a quantizer. It is NOT random sample and hold. VCO1 is in low frequency mode. The sawtooth output is the input to the sample and hold. The result is a series of semitone patterns that are varied and interesting."

Moog Micromoog sounds

video by Tim Mantle / Psalm37patches

"Simple, random, Friday mess-around."

Prophet 5 Synthesizer-1980's Funk Demo

video by Deep Synths

"The Sequential Prophet 5 synth was an iconic synth for many genres of music including Funk from the late 70's and 1980's. This demo is done in the spirit of that genre with only the Prophet and vintage drum samples. No effects were used. The track 'Prophet Funk' is produced by and for Deep Synths."

ReVolt from myVolts - a simple way to USB power your AA/AAA/C/D cell battery devices.

video by myVolts

"Using our ground-breaking Ripcord USB cables, we have extended the family of products to all battery powered devices. If you would like to know more, visit"

Cherry Audio Introduces the PS-20 - Hot-Rodded Tribute to Korg's Renowned MS-20

video by Cherry Audio

"The PS-20 is an ultra-realistic, polyphonic, hot-rodded tribute to Korg's renowned MS-20. The dual highpass/lowpass filters super accurately recreate the MS-20's famous raunchy sound in all of its squelchy, screaming glory. We’ve reconfigured the patch panel from the original instrument, adding many desired in and out patch points for all oscillators, filters, and VCAs, correcting the confusing terminology of the original, and throwing in a few extras that greatly expand its usability!

Every part of the instrument has been "souped up" with killer features, including 16-note polyphony, a unique three-layer, eight-step sequencer with flexible CV outs, and integrated effects, including a beastly distortion, modulation echo with stereo spread, and a lush digital reverb with fantastic spring and plate emulations.

The PS-20 truly is one of the most quirky and unique instruments we’ve released. Between its sometimes unpredictable filter behavior, and the tremendous flexibility of its patch panel and sequencer, the possibilities are endless, and the creative "happy accident" quotient of PS-20 is simply off the charts!"

Unfiltered Audio SILO + Arturia Microfreak. Ambient Combo. No Talking

video by Anton Anru

"In this video I'm giving a try to the new plugin by Unfiltered Audio/Plugin Alliance: SILO. I'm passing Arturia Microfreak through this beautiful effect. That really interesting how a sequence or arpeggio transform into an entirely different thing. I've mapped some parameters to Ableton Push 2 to make changes in real time. I'd call SILO a true ambient machine thanks to its granular engine and reverb. It sounds fantastic, audio quality is great, and the features will satisfy many sound designers. Great work, SILO!

Arturia Microfreak presets used in this video and many more:"

Shakmat Harlequin's Context

video by Shakmat

"The Harlequin's Context is a theatre piece in 16 scenes and 4 acts. In those scenes, four channels can shapeshift into different roles such as: offset, random, LFO or envelope. Scene selection can be done manually or can be addressed / sequenced with the CV and gate inputs depending on the set configuration.

Packed in 12hp with a ton of features, the Harlequin's Context is a powerful tool to prepare a live set with, and to create very peculiar modulation signals in the studio."

You can find additional details on Harlequin's Context in previous posts here.

New Herbs & Stone Gentle Wham Six Voice Analog Drum Synth In the Works

via Herbs & Stone

"Ciao amici, I’m glad to introduce you Gentle Wham !

Finally the Liquid Foam has a drummer friend.

More info soon !"

An unpredictable modular groovebox: Herbs and Stones - Liquid Foam

video by Sonic Circuitry

West- and East-coast synthesis combined | Majella Audio IMPLEXUS

video by Sonic Circuitry

"I added a little bit of Soundtoys EchoBoy and Little Plate to give the sounds a little context. The sequencer is the Arturia Keystep and the synth is going directly into my RME Fireface UC DI. For more clips, check out my instagram @soniccircuitry"

Ambient Live Looping #11 | Majella Audio IMPLEXUS, TC Electronic Ditto


NOTE: Soundtoys is currently having an up to 80% off sale. Click through for details.

Teho - Glacier 3000, Switzerland | Cercle Stories

video by Cercle

Spotted this one on the news this morning. Some synth spotting in the Swiss alps. This one might take the price for outdoor settings. "Teho for a Cercle Stories on top of Glacier 3000, Switzerland.
Cercle Stories is our new short video concept, it's a one track live session for our Cercle Records releases."

Gear: Moog Subsequent 37, Roland SH-01A, KORG Minilogue, Akai APC40 MKII.

BARCODE-BOARDING Testing in a park


spotted this one on Boing Boing.

"An electromagnetic style of skateboarding is being born in which we attached a barcode scanner to a skateboard and sounded the scanned electrical signals🛹
(We send the signals to a speaker, no a cash register. Here we added on a tremolo effector to try it out. He have no experience in skateboarding. He wants to improve┃┃┃┃)

@ 北九州スケートボードパーク

Introducing NOISE: A free white noise user oscillator for the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Synth Kit!

video by HurpADervish

"Introducing 'NOISE': A custom white noise user oscillator for the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Synth Kit!

NOISE is a basic white noise generator based on the sine_test code in KORG's logue-sdk. Parameter A has no effect on the sound, while parameter B adds soft clipping to the white noise core signal, slightly boosting the level, reducing the dynamic range, and adding some extra overall presence.

Note that shape or pitch modulation will have no audible effect on NOISE, and same sound will be produced regardless of keyboard pitch information.

Use NOISE along with the NTS-1's filters, envelopes, and effects to create a variety of timbres including percussion, sweeps, and much more!

Or use NOISE to turn your NTS-1 into a white noise generator to use with external synths such as the KORG Volca Modular!

NOISE is free to download from, though if you'd like to make a donation I'd be truly grateful for the support, and I hope to learn more and create more custom user oscillators for the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 in the future! Subscribe to this channel or support my work on Patreon for future updates and music, and enjoy making some noise, with NOISE!

Download NOISE for free or your chosen donation today:"

Euclid Goes to Party - AUv3 iOS PWM Synth With Euclidean Sequencer

"Euclid Goes to Party has a neat PWM oscillator with an euclidean sequencer.

You can create sick techno bass lines right off the bat just by pressing the play button.

The PWM controlled by an LFO with adjustable range and PWM amount.

You can apply adjustable amount of modulation to low pass filter and shape the sound.

Envelope generator has adjustable attack and decay portions. It also controls the filter modulation."

You can find additiona details on the App Store and

Mono Drum Widening with the Supercritical Neutron Flux Filter

video by Supercritical Synthesizers

"Here I have a drum patch going where I used couple noise sources and a Clouds Spectral Madness to synthesize a weird noise which I ran trough a mono VCA. The mono signal can be heard first and then run trough the Neutron Flux which spreads the signal to stereo. I used the Mean mode first, then the Yellow Liquid (stereo phaser) and Yellow Crisp (chebyshev) modes. Some kick and hats thrown there too.

The stereo spreading is not anything time based modulation related but entirely different and analog. You can hear some distortion as well as cutoff difference trickery there.

Be sure to listen on headphones or studio monitoring to hear the stereo spectrum!"

[patch] Eternal Pluck Arp Tutorial (Blofeld)

video by Synthesizer Video Service

"In this video, I want to show you how to make an eternally playing arpeggio sound which has multiple layers and changes slowly from time to time. We are going to use a lot of modulations and modifiers.

[00:00] Intro
[01:45] (Loop) Envelopes
[04:20] LFOs
[05:39] Oscillators
[08:37] Mono/Unisono
[09:33] Filters
[11:12] Modifiers
[13:05] Modulation Matrix
[22:40] Arpeggiator
[25:34] Effects
[27:22] Final Patch"

Synthesizer Video Service Blofeld posts

Farfisa Organ Test After 20+ Years Storage

video by michael nervOus

"This Farfisa VIP 400 has been in storage for 20+ Years. I used the Gopro max attached to my head and used the max editing software to have my vantage point hands free.

I intended to clean this up and sell it or add to my studio.

After warming up for about 10 minutes it worked great. I also don't know that the warmup time was needed as I tried headphones first with no sound but everything worked after the 10 minutes. Using a small bike speaker the JBL Clip2 plugged into the line out 1/4" stereo adapter to 3.5mm speaker cable.

****** I am still learning the GoPro MAx and the software*****"

1972 Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"This is an early model and is in good condition for its age. It is fully functional and sounds excellent."

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 8-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Prophet T8 Gone through by Digital/Analogue Outboard and Synth Guru:Dane Beamish. Unit is 100% fully functional any capacitors and pots that needed replacing were done and it has MIDI etc. No tuning or glitch issues etc. All keys and all functions work 100% and only a few light scuffs on the wood. This was not a road dog. If you are buying this you know what it is."

Future Retro Revolution SN FREV0283 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Analog Bass Machine w/ Soft Case Gig Bag SN 152700

via this auction

UDO Audio Super 6 12-Voice Polyphonic Binaural Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Alesis A6 ANDROMEDA Analog 16-Voice Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Butterfly Benjolin V2

via this auction

"Synthesizer In Rob Hordijk Design"

ALM Busy Circuits System Coupe

via this auction

You can find demos on the system in previous poss here.

Cube Synth Pro - DeepStrings II | Endless Delay | Weird Pad

video by virsyn

"Additive Synthesis can't give you the nice warm sound of vintage gear ?
Look and hear for the opposite to be true.

Cube Synth Pro gives you the ability to mimic the behaviour of the sound characteristic of vintage polyphonic synths by modelling the slight deviation from perfection which are inherent of analog systems."

Cube Synth Pro - Endless Delay
video by virsyn

"What's a synthesizer without full fledged Effects on board ?"

Cube Synth Pro - Weird Pad

video by virsyn

"Cube Synth Pro allows complex spectral sound transitions due to its unique frequency domain filter techniques."

DIGIT & BEEBO from @Poly Effects - a great modular #multiFX box

video by Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"Poly Effects have the DIGIT and the BEEBO. Originally these had different features and software running them. Now, they both are running the same software. BEEBO is blue and DIGIT pink. They have the same hardware : a touch screen, 4 audio inputs, 4 audio outputs, MIDI in and out, and an amazing modular quad multi effects. But it goes beyond the effects modules. It also a very powerful modular synth."

Erica Synths Introduces BLACK RING XFADE Eurorack Module

video by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Today we go in-depth with the brand new Erica Synths Black Ring-Fade, a eurorack module with two ring modulators, build in crossfader, and VCA. Both the ring modulators as well as the crossfader can be used as independent modules, but the internal routing makes it very suitable for advanced creative sound shaping.

In the video we start with an overview of the Black Ring-Fade, and then we dive into a series of patches in three sections. We look at ring modulation patches, crossfader patches, and finally a few patches utilizing all sections of the Ring-Fade.

00:00 – Intro
00:41 – Black Ring-Fade
03:29 – Ring modulation
07:41 – Crossfading
09:23 – Combined patches"

The Erica Synths Black Ring-Xfade is an extremely versatile module for sound shaping. It consists of two unconventional ringmodulators/waveshapers, a crossfader that works both for audio and CV and a VCA. Unlike conventional ringmodulator that works only with a signal present on both signal and carrier inputs, the Black Ring-Xfade passes through the signal without alteration, if no carrier is present, but low level signals on the carrier input result in unique waveshaping. Add the crossfader between two ringmodulators (or for an external signals) topped up with the VCA, and you have an amplitude modulation powerplant for your modular system.

Dual ringmodulaotr/waveshaper
Carrier level adjustment
Voltage controlled crossfader
Manual and CV control over crossfade
Selectable AC (audio) or DC (control voltage) coupling
VCA with selectable bias

RRP: 150 EUR (VAT excl.)

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Empress Effects Reverb

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Polyend Tracker Wavetables & Tones pack by Michael West

video by Polyend

"My name is Mike West and I started using trackers in about 2010, with Protrekkr. It was the first one I used and I would be still using it today but sadly that project died with too many bugs still remaining. I took a break from tracking and music in general but continued to practice sound design, I really enjoy the sound design process with synthesizers or foley/editing. When 8bitbubsy made the FT2 clone for modern systems I just had to get back into tracking, so I naturally bought a Blofeld to provide the samples, not much longer after that Polyend Tracker was announced. I saw that it shares a lot in common with Protrekkr and I had to have it."

Find out more and download the pack at:

Koto "Visitors" - Recreation - (Friday Funk Jam)

video by Luke Million

"Another one of my favourite Italo Disco tracks is 'Visitors' by Koto. It's pure spacesynth disco. I've recreated it with an Oberheim DX and a bunch of my favourite synths 🚀🎹🕺

Drums - Oberheim DX
Bass - Roland SH2
Synths - Roland Jupiter 4, SCI Prophet 5, Roland Juno 6, Korg MS20 & Oberheim Ob8"

Roland JD-800 Demo - Favorite Patches

video by Nicolas Melis

"Roland JD-800 Demo - Favorite Patches

0:00 I22Classic Sweeper
0:30 I14Synthadelic
0:55 I12Massive Pad
1:25 I15Wailing Guitar
1:44 I16Fantasia 90s
2:06 I21Swimotion
2:51 I26Perc-Vox Stack
3:07 I27Killer Pad
3:30 I34Wet Bass
3:50 I36Rocking Wire
4:07 I82Pulsation
4:34 I81Aurora Borealis"

OP-X PRO-II: Powertone Bank - Prince, Madonna, Simple Minds

video by virtualoberheim

"Demo of the new "Powertone" bank for OP-X PRO-II. The bank can be downloaded for free on this site:

The video features the "Rack Edition Huge" interface version of the synth within Logic Pro X in an iMac 21 mid 2011.

Learn More about the synth's available interfaces on this site:

The heard audio comes directly from the stereo outputs of OP-X PRO-II. No external effects or any other treatments of any kind involved.

The bank offers a wide variety of new patches of all kinds plus some new or not yet released famous 80s patches.

Featured 80s patches:

Madonna - Borderline
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - I Would Die 4 U
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Not played:

Jerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Phil Collins - Paradise
Prince - Baby I'm A Star
Van Halen - I'll Wait"

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

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