MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Buchla 208c & Friends

video by Logan Mannstrane

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

Also check out Logan Mannstrane's CS80 video, and Vimeo videos.

Video description:

"This video is compiled from an 8 hour improvised modular session that was streamed live on October 3rd 2020.

Modules used:
208c (Buchla)
258r (Clone)
282e (Keen Association)
Digital Resonator (1979)
Dual Voltage Controlled Mixer (1979)
Stereo Microsound Processor (1979)

00:00:00 Patch 001
00:01:34 Patch 002
00:04:16 Patch 003
00:05:08 Patch 004
00:08:51 Patch 005
00:11:01 Patch 006
00:15:46 Patch 007
00:20:25 Patch 008
00:26:17 Patch 009
00:26:51 Patch 010
00:31:34 Patch 011
00:37:32 Patch 012
00:41:31 Patch 013
00:51:17 Patch 014
01:08:23 Patch 015
01:27:31 Patch 016
01:33:14 Patch 017
01:52:12 Patch 018
01:54:24 Patch 019"

Yamaha FB-01 | A Cult Classic!

video by Espen Kraft

"Yamaha FB-01 from 1986. By many considered cheap and bad, but it's the opposite. Just like the TX81Z, it has the ability to really cut through a track, especially in the important mid frequencies.

The first multi timbral sound module from Yamaha at the time, (the TX816 can be considered multi timbral though) and flexible in how you wanted to set up the midi channels and polyphony, but then the Roland MT-32 came along and blew this out of the water and the FB-01 was discontinued just the year after, in 1987. However.....
.....In the years to come afterwards, this little module has gained somewhat of a cult following. Websites dedicated to its worship came along and different genres within synth music started using it and modding it. Mods to reduce the noise, mods to increase the output gain and other stuff.

I'm using the FB-01 editor you can find here:
Some of the patches I use in the video can be found here:

The demo track is only FB-01 except for the drums. All the sounds are either factory presets or sounds found through the banks above.

Cheaper than a TX81Z, but for how long?"


video by Mystic Frequencies

Spotted this one in a comment in this post for a custom Roland JX-8P labeled as an MJX-70. Some good synth spotting in this one. Note the Teisco Synthesizer SX-400, Synthesizer 006, two SX-210's, and two Akai SX-240s.

P.S. Check out The Peculiar World of Teisco Synthesizers posted here.

But first, here are a few additional videos from Mystic Frequencies:


"A total off the top of my head sound test for the Yamaha CS-80 in the new studio setup. I hear lots of things to fix at the mixer but the CS-80 trucks right along without fail :) Its pretty cool to re-learn the old ways of synths and their logic, programming etc... The sound you hear in this test involves 3 separate LFO's, one programmed for when you hit notes, the 2nd when you use the sustain pedal, and the third based on polyphonic aftertouch. A truly amazing synth! Still need to learn the best ways and methods to use the pitch bender strip though."


And a more current studio tour in the light followed by another performance with a new Teiso!:


video by Mystic Frequencies


"Slowly working the MIDI setup to where I like it, this is test #2. This is also my first test of my recently acquired Teisco S60P synth!"

Early 90s bedroom producer tips - do they still work? (Yamaha EX5, ZOOM R24)

video by Floyd Steinberg

"Table of contents below! In the early 90s, cheap Sound Blaster cards and Sound Canvas clones introduced quite a lot of people to electronic music production, but it would still take another 5 years before digital audio workstations would arrive in the home studios. This was a time when you had to come up with creative solutions to improve the sound of your music without having access to professional equipment (or the internet). Here are 7 common tips I picked up in magazines of the day. ;-)

00:00 Introduction
00:55 Tip #1
03:35 Tip #2
05:37 Tip #3
08:51 Tip #4
10:46 Tip #5
12:31 Tip #6
14:00 Tip #7
15:02 short demo
15:57 bye"


Studio Electronics MIDIMoog with real Moog Oscillators/VCF/VCA

via this auction

"Studios are getting more compact every year. Keyboard stand space, rack space, desktop space, it's all getting cluttered.

What you need is to get rid of all those desktop analog wannabe monosynths and pick up this thing.

Yes it's a 15+ lb rack unit
Yes it has real Moog boards inside
Yes it has MIDI
Yes it has extra features
Yes there's even a manual explaining the new stuff

Check out the YouTube video [previously posted]. It's a MiniMoog with MIDI in rack form. What more do you need to know?"

Custom Midi Desktop Polivoks Soviet Analog Synth SN 0388307

via this auction

"Polivoks in great condition after professional service with Midi Mod.

Desktop version - wood panel covered with special varnish (everyone who has played this instrument at least once, knows that the keyboard is its weakest part).

in, out and headphones 5-pin Din connectors are replaced to 1/4" TS mono-jacks "

Analogue Solutions Fusebox Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This 3 VCO monster is completely and fully analog. Zero digital control over anything.

It also has an SH-101 style sequencer/ARP as well as being semi-modular.

If you know about Analogue Solutions, you know they're legit.

This is build to stand vertically on it's own but can be put into a rack.

This is minty fresh."

Creating fresh analog sounds: UNO Synth Pro’s modulation matrix with IK Product Specialist Chris R.

video by ikmultimedia

"With a delayed 35th Anniversary due to Covid 19, the Winter Music Conference returns this year as a virtual 2-day summit featuring insightful programming for industry professionals that focuses on rebuilding, rethinking and innovation.

IK is participating with a full program of events. If you're registered for WMC 2021, stop by and say hello! You can register for the conference here.

IK Multimedia booth
May 20, 2021

9-9:30 a.m. — Next-level sound design: Using guitar effects & distortion in electronic music with IK artist Naderi

9:30-10 a.m. — Getting great audio on Clubhouse & other streaming apps with IK product specialist Shawn Smallwood

10-10:30 a.m. — Stream like the pros: DJ Nu-Mark demonstrates the optimal live streaming setup

1-1:30 p.m. — Simplifying your production workflow: Using Total Studio 3 MAX with IK artists ManyFew

1:30-2 p.m. — Creating fresh new analog sounds: Inside UNO Synth Pro's modulation matrix with IK product specialist Chris R.

2-2:20 p.m. — Reach your listeners: The streaming gear that will get you there with DJ Nelson

3-3:20 p.m. — Expand your audience: Learn about the impact of live-streaming your DJ performances from Grandmaster Caz

Winter Music Conference is the longest-running conference of its kind. The annual gathering that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985 is now more vital than ever with a renewed sense of purpose and direction under the umbrella of Miami Music Week."

Round 2: Circuit Tracks jam // Novation Live at 1pm PST / 4pm EST, Thursday May 20th

video by NovationTV

"Watch Novation’s US Product Specialist Team as they all use the same sound pack to create 5 different songs, live, on the newest member of the Circuit family: Circuit Tracks.

Circuit Tracks is an extraordinary standalone groovebox for the modern producer. With two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks, four drum tracks, creative FX and on-the-go capabilities, it’s the perfect hands-on device for the agile music maker.

--- Get more information on Circuit Tracks here:"

Akai MPC One Retro - Pad Thai MPC Expansion Demo

video by AkaiProVideo

"Akai Professional and Marco Polo are proud to announce Pad Thai Deluxe Vol 1!

Andy showcases this incredible pack on the new MPC One (Special Edition) - Retro

Pad Thai Deluxe features the cream of the crop taken from Marco Polo's highly acclaimed and internationally known" Pad Thai" drum kit series. Known for having some of the hardest and dustiest drums in the game, Marco Polo has spent years digging for records and applying that same approach to assembling his drum kits.

Marco has produced for some of the greats in Hip Hop such as Rakim, Scarface, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Westode Gunn & Talib Kweli to name a few."

Prophecy Vol 1 - Patches 1 to 20 - Sequential Prophet 5 & 10

video by GEOSynths

"First of 4 Videos, highlighting Patches 1 to 20 for the Prophet 5/10 Keyboard and Modules. There's a wide variety of Sounds, from Classic 80's sounds, Traditional Instruments, Pads and Strings, thick Bass and Leads and much more.

As well as a total of 80 Patches, I have used FX and created 80 Patches for both the Arturia Jun-6 Plugin and Valhalla's Supermassive, both of which are free downloads. This way you can have the Patches sound exactly as they do in the Videos.

Out Soon...

00:00 - Intro
00:55 - 1. SyncPad GEO
02:51 - 2. Leslie's Organ GEO
03:52 - 3. Cyberdyne GEO
06:15 - 4. Juicy Lucy GEO
06:44 - 5. Prom Night GEO
08:04 - 6. Tubeway GEO
10:00 - 7. Acoustica GEO
11:04 - 8. Light Years GEO
11:47 - 9. EP Dawn GEO
12:51 - 10. Solitude GEO
14:40 - 11. Crystals GEO
16:17 - 12. Leap Frog GEO
17:14 - 13. Alas Falls GEO
19:59 - 14. Holiday Lead GEO
20:33 - 15. Club Night GEO
21:24 - 16. Low Lines GEO
22:52 - 17. Skyline GEO
24:37 - 18. Stomper GEO
25:55 - 19. Juno Lives GEO
27:16 - 20. Rippler GEO"

Noise Engineering Spring 2019 - Live Modular Synth Jam

video by Noise Engineering

"More modular improvisation from the back catalog.

Gear List

- Basimilus Iteritas Alter x2
- Pons Asinorum
- Cursus Iteritas x2
- Manis Iteritas
- The Mullet x3
- Viol Ruina
- Mimetic Digitalis x2
- Lapsus Os x2
- Univer Inter x2 (prototype)
- Bin Seq
- Tonnetz Sequent
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Monome with JBOB running on a NeoPi

Passive preamp - Adcom GFA-535 - NS-10 + SW for monitoring.
Sony PCM-M10 for conversion to the digital domain.
Panasonic HC-770 for video.

Just a quick eq/limiting pass in Reaper. No edits etc."

Cherry Audio PS-20 PUT TO THE TEST: Does it sound like the MS-20 or is it just inspired by it

video by Starsky Carr

"Cherry Audio - Soundalike or Lookalike - Great value synth plugins but are they anything like the hardware. Luckily I have a few synths lying around so I can out them to the test. A review and demo of the PS20."

Live Stream with Patch: The Card Game and Eurorack

video by Omri Cohen

You can find additional posts with Patch The Card Game here.

Omri Links:

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

Mystery Vintage Drum Machine Identified

See the update in this post.

Update: link to the previous post added. Apologies for missing it.

A true balanced audio system

video by PS Audio

"What makes a true balanced audio component? Paul walks us through."

Note this is about stereo systems, but I couldn't pass up that vintage Moog Modular blinking away in the background. Wow!

It was also featured here: Tubes vs. solid state amplifiers and Bi amping with mixed amp types.

PS Audio are makers of hi-fi audio equipment:

Update via John L Rice in the comments:

"He also briefly mentions the Moog in the long company tour at around 31 minutes in:"

Twin Peaks Synth Cover - Falling - Julee Cruise - OB-6 - Logic Pro - Soundtoys

video by Zodiac Gallery

Super short clip.

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

Zoom Multistomp Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Circuit Tracks

video by Bonedo Synthesizers

ZZ Top *Rough Boy* Roland JD-800 Synthesizer + LinnDrum

video by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

all synthesizer sounds: Roland JD-800 Synthesizer (1991)
drums: LinnDrum (1982) & Roland JD-800 drum set
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

One of my absolute Top5 music tracks from the 80s.
ZZ Top Rough Boy from the album Afterburner (1985)"

Korg Prophecy Factory Demo Songs

video by Musician Paradise

"Korg Prophecy Factory Demo Songs from 1995.

If you are patient enough to listen through some demos of physical modeled saxophones and trumpets you will find real jams here.

00:00 - Intro
00:32 - #01 A06:The Big One
00:57 - #02 A03:Trumpet!
01:20 - #03 A56:TenorSax
01:47 - #04 A31:Composite5tt
02:10 - #05 A02:Dyna Slap Bass
02:30 - #06 A24:SopranoSax
02:50 - #07 A38:Morph 303
03:11 - #08 A10:Piccolo Flute
03:31 - #09 B42:Bass 4 Da Funk
03:47 - #10 A43:MuteGtr
04:11 - #11 A01:Airworks
04:39 - #12 B14:Grungy
04:57 - #13 B35:Groove Kit
05:23 - #14 B20:SQ Bass
05:44 - #15 A18:Bag Pipes in A
06:09 - #16 A15:SpaceBee!

Korg Prophecy Factory Demos it's a good example of musical tastes of sound designers and musicians/programmers of the era.

Also, you will see a bunch of CD albums launched in 1995 - a very different music landscape in comparison to the Korg vision of cutting edge music production.

Later on, some of the original patches of Korg Prophecy synthesizer were used by many famous artists such as The Orb, Mirwais, Depeche Mode, Orbital, The Prodigy, Radio Head, 808 State, Yes, Joe Zawinul, the Pet Shop Boys amongst many others."

Budget Vintage Moog VS Budget Modern Moog

video by Musician Paradise

"In this video, I'm comparing two of the cheapest Moog synths, vintage Moog Rogue and modern Moog Minitaur focusing on the raw power of the oscillators and filters of those two beasts, not much on the modulation capabilities.

The question is - should we spend all the disposable income on vintage synths, or modern stuff is good enough?

Time stamps:
00:00 - Intro
01:12 - Keyboard response
02:27 - Oscillators comparison
04:27 - Filters comparison
06:23 - Funky Bassline Test
09:45 - Random Sounds"

Microtonal Tuning On A Vintage Moog

video by Musician Paradise

"Microtonal Tuning On A Vintage Moog
Very simple and effective way of getting microtonal tunings on a vintage Moog - and, in fact, this will work with almost any synthesizer."

Quasimidi Sirius

via this auction

Trogotronic m/168 m collier portable suitcase style eurorack modular synth case

via this auction

This is the first post to feature one.

"Being of humble subhuman heritage there remains an aspect of joining the modular knob-mob that bugs us: the exorbitant cost of entry due before even the first bit is added to the system. Worse, in spite of the considerable costs, many of the available set-ups are a compromise: wherein there’s little or even no power capacity whatsoever or the mere offering of +5v tap is an optional luxury; wherein fragile / easily damaged enclosures or table top tinker toys are touted as options; wherein infuriating substandard mounting systems are the norm rather than the exception. After testing many of these half-assed ideas we decided that every part used in Collier Series Euro-Modular Cases should be formidably robust & user friendly—even when this meant that some parts chew into our net. The m/168 Collier Case’s ultra-powerful, worldwide-compatible 10,000 mA Power System coupled with the best rack hardware available on the planet enclosed in a nearly indestructible case is born a turnkey classic of road-defying durability & outstanding value. And now its available in the original splash-proof base model m/168 & a new version m/168s with power inlet with switch plus removable cord.

m/168 Collier Case Original Model

Rugged Splashproof Brief-Case
2 Rows of 84hp = 168hp Capacity
Twin-Pin Removable Case-Lid w/Finger Pulls
PREMIUM Swiss Rails = No Half-Assed Loose-Nut Comedies
10 Amp (10,000mA) Power System INCLUDED
Power Boards Accommodate Up To 30 Modules w/+12v, +5v & -12v
Triple Voltage Status Lamps for Power Board (+12v/+5v-12v)
Power System Works ANYWHERE ON EARTH
STANDARD Power System Supplies = Quick/Easy User Service
Plenty of Stainless Module Mounting Screws INCLUDED"

KORG MINIKORG-700S + Kenton CV/Gate

via this auction

White Limited Edition Moog Minimoog Voyager XL

via this auction

"Well...this is a glorious thing. It’s a classic in many ways and looks as great as it sounds.

It’s excessive, impressive and really quite an imposing machine."

SONICWARE LIVEN 8bit Warps SN 010-000571

via this auction

ENSONIQ ASR-X Advanced Sampler/Resampler Sequencer SN ASR-126888 w/ Manuals

via this auction

Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6 Vintage Analog Drum Machine SN AA204073

via this auction

BOSS Dr-55 Dr. Rhythm Vintage Analog Drum Machine SN 958700

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Vintage Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 810305

via this auction

Roland SYSTEM-100M Model 140 Dual Envelope LFO SN 213607

via this auction

JoMoX JaZBase 03 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 0318 - 0006

via this auction

Technics SY-1010 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN CA7K07A 026

via this auction

The Girl From Ipanema / 「イパネマの娘」 / Berglund Instruments - NuEVI with Modular Synthesizer

video by BANANA su

Berglund Instruments NuEVI demo
Main : Modular Synth controled NuEVI
Backing : Roland MC-101

"The Girl From Ipanema - イパネマの娘



・Pitch CV OUT端子
・Breath CV OUT端子


今回のセッティングはそこはかとなくJohn Swana氏の音に近づけたいという願望で色々実験してます。
GATE端子を活用して程よくアタック感を出してみました。" Googlish:

"The Girl From Ipanema --The Girl from Ipanema

Bossa Nova is fashionable !!!
Just by making the song selection Bossa Nova, you can transform yourself into a fashionable person ... !!!!!

My EVI is a CV model, but this time I tried to play it with a modular synth using the Eurorack CV module.

This CV module has
-NuEVI / NuRAD IN terminal
-Pitch CV OUT terminal
-Breath CV OUT terminal
-MIDI OUT terminal

NuEVI / RAD The MIDI terminal of is actually equipped with a breath and pitch CV output terminal (it seems that you should not call it MIDI if you install a signal other than the MIDI signal, but lol), and connect it to the IN terminal of the CV module. I'll use it.

I've been experimenting with this setting with the desire to get closer to John Swana's sound.
I used the GATE terminal to give it a moderate attack. "

Yamaha PSS-480 - Part 3: The Synth Editor

Part 3 added to this post.

Revelation – Sound Pack for KORG prologue

video by Sinevibes

"Revelation is a sound pack for KORG prologue, created by Sinevibes:"

IK Multimedia SampleTron 2 - Re-live the magic of tape-based sampling

video by ikmultimedia

" In this video, keyboard guru and Product Manager Erik Norlander gives an overview of IK's new Mellotron virtual instrument SampleTron 2."

"SampleTron 2 combines the powerful sound engine of IK’s award-winning SampleTank 4 with our industry-leading tape modeling technology to recreate the distinctive, ultra-vibey sounds of tape-based samplers from the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with quirky early digital sample players and vocoders.

This comprehensive collection features deep sampling of vintage Mellotron® and Chamberlin tapes, a collection of new acoustic “non-Tron” sounds with tape processing, and now enables you to load your own samples and create modern audiophile Tron sounds that are uniquely yours.

Performance by Luca Zabbini using SampleTron 2 sounds"


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

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