MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Yamaha RX5 + Cwejman BLD Jam


Yamaha RX5 Digital Rhythm Programmer
Cwejman BLD Bass Generator
Roland DC-20 Analog Echo
Roland RV-100 Reverb Add
Korg SQ-1 Step Sequencer

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Giorgio Moroder - Theme from Midnight Express (KORG Gadget) Cover

video by POGPALE

"Giorgio Moroder - Theme from Midnight Express
KORG Gadget cover by POGPALE

On the Midnight Express soundtrack,
Chase is really cool, but I like this song, too.
I like Giorgio Moroder so much."

The LinnStrumentalists 2

video by Roger Linn

"The second compilation of videos submitted by LinnStrument players around the world. For more information on LinnStrument, visit"

Tear Down This Wall

video by Oxix52

"Make Noise Black & Gold Shared System plus extras.DPO going through the X-Pan with some audio rate modulation and the Morphagene in to the stereo section. Then it's through the QPAS and on to the Mimeophon before the final out through the XOH."

VAI 19 : Solina String Synthesizer

video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"More music with the rare Solina String Synthesizer, please see our previous video, VAI 18, for more info on this one.

Small Stone Phaser and Binson Echorec 2 for effects."

New Sequential TAKE 5 In the Works?

This one is in via an anonymous reader.

via the USPTO:

"Mark For: TAKE 5™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of apparatus, instruments and software for capturing, creating, processing, recording, transmission, reproduction or amplification of audio and sound; sound-recording consoles and software; sound processing apparatus and software; sound modules; music sequencers; equalizers; musical instrument digital interface controllers, converters and software; downloadable music files; music-composition software; audio over IP network equipment; audio interfaces to record music and audio to a computer; sound recording control boards; sound processing devices; printed circuit boards for effecting sound; sound synthesizers; MIDI controllers; MIDI data storage, recorders and players of MIDI data; containers and bags adapted for use with all of the aforesaid goods; parts, fittings and accessories for all the aforesaid goods."

P.S. Created a new TRADEMARKS label for these moving forward. You can find some older posts there including trademarks for the OB-X and OB-Xa. It's worth noting some of these trademarks take years to turn into a product, or never turn into anything. Case in point: the MOOG Matador.

First 8 minutes with the Behringer RD-9: Raw Techno Jam

video by Honeysmack

"First 8 minutes with the RD-9. All sounds are exclusively from the RD-9. Totally raw, improvised and unrehearsed Techno jam, nothing too serious, just throwing as much as I can at it, so please wipe away your tears before you get upset.🙃

Sounds great, very playable and performable. Feels nice and the new features evolve the original 909 sound and sequencer.

Now please don't go asking how it compares to the original, unless you are doing a high-school science project that you need answers in order to impress your classmates.😁 I'll have a 1:1 comparison of sorts for the Techno elitists very soon with my TR-909. FYI: Every TR-909 sounds different because each one is processed differently on different recordings by different producers!"

And a cool synth shirt spotted on Honeysmack's Instragram: :)

Sequential Prophet-5 Toriaz AS-1 Keytar Madness Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"The Sequential Prophet-5 & Pioneer DJ / Dave Smith Instruments Toriaz AS-1 layered via MIDI. I am playing the original Alesis Vortex Midi Keytar controller. Super awesome to layer two Prophet analogs at the same time. The Toriaz AS-1 has one voice from the Prophet-6 so these two are AMAZING when you play them as one!"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

UVI Introduces Inner Dimensions for Falcon

videos by UVI

"Inner Dimensions for Falcon - Abstracted Fringe Space

Minimal and introspective, evocative and evolving, Inner Dimensions features 120 sounds ranging from rhythmic arpeggios to moody textural pianos, deep bass sequences, analog leads and much more, perfectly suited for deep, moving, and thematic music.

Video Credits: Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Vincenzo Bellanova"

"Mined from the shadowy halls of minimal techno and the introspective and surreal contrasts of dark cinema, Inner Dimensions delivers 120 patches ranging from unfolding rhythmic arpeggios to moody textural pianos, deep bass sequences and moving analog leads to tonal atmospheric pads and shimmering noise fields.

Inner Dimensions leverages Falcon's wide range of oscillators, effects, and modulation to create spaces from stirring and dreamlike to cold and urban, with a wide range of timbres from dirty electronic to natural and melodic. Inner Dimensions offers an inspiring collection of reflective and brooding sounds perfect for minimal dance, scoring, and the darker sides of modern electronic.

Each of the instruments in Inner Dimensions is designed to be expressive and playable, providing helpful controls and macros allowing you to sculpt your sound and create dynamic, expressive performances. As with all Falcon expansions, you have the ability to dig beneath the surface into each sound's patch structure, to manipulate and reshape it in any way you see fit.

The extraordinary sound quality of Falcon is evident throughout this collection, utilizing numerous synthesis and sound design techniques and a robust use of effects and modulators. Sounds can all be quickly previewed, edited, layered or performed with nearly limitless variation thanks to Falcon's semi-modular architecture.


The Inner Dimensions expansion leverages the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of Falcon, which sports 16 oscillators, over 90 effects and a fast and intuitive interface that adeptly handles both basic tasks and deep instrument design. All presets have been programmed with macros which provide the user with easy access to the key parameters of each patch. These may be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting, allowing for easy customization and expressive performance capabilities."

0-coast ambient: clouded_array (feat. Strega)

video by C Nich0lls

"Optimally experienced during a night-time walk, preferably along an industrial stretch of river or near docks. other locations will yield different, but equally valid results.

First recording with Makenoise's trinity of desktop machines. The Strega joining the 0-Coast and 0-CTRL, adding dimension, grit and presence to the 0-Coast's sound.
The piece is basically a single pass recording with the 0-Coast being heavily processed by Strega. Some additional layers of effects are added via Strymon's NightSky and light processing in Ableton.

A second layer of noises was added using the same sequence from the 0-CTRL just triggering and shaping some of Strega's inherent fizz and rumble.
Amazing how dynamically Strega responds to the 0-Coast input."

1997 Novation Super Bass Station Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and the write-up.

Error Instruments Broken Tape Simulator: Unboxing & Demo

video by poorness studios

"I recently did a review of the Acid Bee from Error Instruments. The owner of the company saw my video and sent me a discount code. I used it to buy this product, the Broken Tape Simulator. It is a super cool lofi effect pedal that emulates a broken tape machine. It's crazy!

Intro @ 0:00
Unboxing & Overview @ 0:56
Demo with Tape Loop @ 3:43
Demo with Kaossilator @ 7:24
Demo with Guitar @ 8:46
Conclusion @ 10:42

You can buy one here:"

poorness studios Error Instruments posts

Simmons SDS7 #1560 Top 16

video by The Simmons Guy

"My favorite 16 Kits from Simmons SDS7 #1560"

See the Simmons label below for more.

62HP: Contextual FX Processor - Small Eurorack Effect System

video by Perfect Circuit

"Back again with our trusty Intellijel Palette case, this episode of 62hp journeys into the world of Eurorack effects processing in a system dubbed the Contextual Effects Processor. While the name is a bit of a play on the inclusion of the Harlequin’s Context from Shakmat, the modules chosen for this system were picked for their versatility and ability to fit into a wide range of musical situations.

For our effects, we turned to the Data Bender by Qu-Bit Electronix for glitchy, digital artifacts, the expansive Milky Way from Endorphines for general purpose effects like delays and reverbs, and the crushing Guillotine distortion from Ritual Electronics. We’ve also got a Bastl Cinnamon for filtering and additional drive, and the Katowice by XAOC Devices supplies crossover filtering and multi band isolation for situations where surgical sound shaping is needed. External sounds enter the system through a pair of Mutable Instruments Ears modules, but we can also take advantage of their built-in contact mics for generating and processing sounds fully within the system itself.

The Harlequin’s Context is a preset programmer for generating linked sets of control voltage sources. Each of the four channels can be set up as an LFO, envelope generator, and more, and the configurations of all four are stored together in scenes, which can be accessed manually with buttons on the front panel or sequenced and scanned through for ever-changing modulation in your patches. When paired with a traditional modulator like ALM’s Pip Slope, any system (especially one loaded up with all kinds of effects like this one) can come alive in compelling ways.

All of these modules available here:


00:00 - Jam #1
01:47 - Intro
02:29 - Module Overview
03:53 - Harlequin’s Context
05:31 - Ears as Contact Mic
06:41 - Katowice Sound Shaping
07:49 - Outro
08:04 - Jam #2"

ALLINAIRE Live - Good Space Block Party (Monome Norns + ARC + Zoia + Bluebox)

video by Allinaire

"Reconstructed Live Video from the Good Space Block Party (29th May 2021, The Rocks, Sydney). Using Monome Norns with ARC controller & 16n Faderbank giving Granular control of several sound sources.
1010 Bluebox is used as the mixer and is streaming field recordings of ocean waves, wind, bells, sticks and other assorted noises being processed via Empress Effects ZOIA through a custom Granular and Ring Mod patch and Bluebox's own effects and filters - using a Zone K2 Midi Controller fully mapped to Bluebox and ZOIA.

The track is an extended, modified and live version of my track 'Nrem REM' from the Album 'Heiro' available on Bandcamp:

Note: This video is reconstructed from 2 takes. About half way through the live set on the night the 1010 Bluebox froze and became unresponsive (most likely due to a power issue - working with Aaron of 1010 now to sort out the issue) meaning all the mixing, half the field recording and audio sources with all internal effects, and the effect send to Zoia were unavailable. Rather than stop completely I was forced to carry on with what was still working which changed the final outcome completely. Obviously very disapointing but it just shows that gear failures can happen anytime - I'll need to reconsider some gear choices and power sources due to this issue.

For the purposes of completeness I decided to use an earlier live rehearsal recording to add back the 'missing' pieces by splicing it in about half way - so the video is not fully 'live' in that regard. The first half has also been edited in a couple of places to make this a shorter video. I've tried to match the video to the correct audio but a couple of inconsistencies may be evident.

I'd like to thank VJ 'ATTM' for the excellent Live video projection and live video feed and the amazing Luke Snarl for facilitating this part of the Good Space event and running the sound. Thanks to Good Space for hosting the event.

Video footage of the night by Dee plus some taken from the Live Stream."

Performance with XAOC Moskwa, Ostankino, Noise Engineering

video by Red Means Recording

"From my Moskwa video here! [2nd video here]

XAOC Moskwa II and Ostankino sequence the Noise Engineering Cusus, Basimilus, and Loquelic Iteritas. Effects from Tip-Top z5000, 4ms DLD, and NE Imitor Versio running Electus firmware."

Using the Felt Instruments Rysy with VCV Rack and Eurorack

video by Omri Cohen

Felt Instruments -
Here are the WAV files -

00:00 - Introduction
01:22 - VCV Rack Patch 1
06:02 - VCV Rack Patch 2
10:39 - Eurorack Patch
19:15 - Performance

Omri Links:

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


video by Mindburner

"I needed to fit a MIDI kit to this synth and ended up repairing the keyboard and recapping the power supply. A bit of a labour of love."

Ultimate Amstrad CPC MIDI Sound & MIDI Interface Card

This one is in via Michael Wessel who has been featured on the site previously.

"I am bulding a GM MIDI sound + interface card for the Amstrad CPC, using the STM32 BluePill microcontroller (well, it's really a System on a Chip...), an S2 Waveblaster from Serdashop, and the Adafruit MIDI Featherwing. Also the CPC itself is turned into a MIDI instrument, as shown here (3voice polyphonic CPC sound chip sound; it responds to the NOTE ON / NOTE OFF messages, using its internal AY-3-8912 soundchip). The S2 is also playing along:

Ultimate Amstrad CPC MIDI Sound & MIDI Interface Card - MIDI IN Demo

video by Michael Wessel

"The firmware of the Blue Pill & S2-based MIDI Sound & MIDI Interface Card for the CPC is now able to receive incoming MIDI message over the MIDI IN input and present / relay it to the CPC via (input) ports &FBEE and &FBFE. That latter indicates that a MIDI byte has been received and waiting to be fetched from the input buffer via INP(&FBEE). I am demoing a simple CPC MIDI synthesizer here - incoming MIDI NOTE ON / OFF messages are being played back by the CPC sound chip (AY-3-8912). MIDI Data is received over MIDI IN from a PC MIDI USB interface."

S2 playback only, using more complex MIDs (Canyon.mid and Descent2), without the CPC playing along:

Creating the ultimate MIDI Sound Card for the Amstrad CPC

"As shown in the video, the S2 on board can get its MIDI input either directly from the MIDI IN DIN socket ("MIDI SOFT THRU" via Blue Pill firmware), or from the CPC over the expansion port, and I can merge both MIDI stream 'on the fly'.

We are also working on a MIDI Realtime Sequencer (Record + Playback at the same time) for the CPC, and a MID file player for the CPC. Currently, the MID songs are being "streamed" from the PC over a MIDI USB Cable into the MIDI DIN socket of the board, and then into the Blue Pill and into the S2.

The idea is to make a "lazy engineering" kind of expansion board for the CPC. The final PCB will just have three sockets - one for the BluePill, one for the S2 Waveblaster, one for the Adafruit MIDI Featherwing module (optional for folks that want a real MIDI Interface on their CPC - if you just use it as a GM Soundcard, there is no need for MIDI DIN sockets of course). In addition, I will only need one chip on that board - an address decoder. This is necessary because the Blu Pill does not have enough 5V-compatible GPIOs to do the address decoding. Everything else is done in software - the 72 MHz Blue Pill is fast enough to respond to the IOREAD and IOWRITE requests from the CPC using Interupt Handlers. No extra circuitry / glue logic (flip flops, bus drivers, ...) is required for that.

Cheers, all the best,


Access Virus A Demo- Favorite Patches - Bank A

video by Nicolas Melis

"Access Virus A - Favorite Patches - Bank A

0:00 A2 VIRUS
0:17 A15 VI BASS
0:34 A16 VI SYNC
0:47 A26 NO AGE
1:05 A8 RAVEPAD 2
1:17 A26 NO AGE
1:29 A18 POLARIS
2:08 A1 FIRST"

Waldorf Microwave I Rev.A

via this auction

You can find info on the different revisions here.

Oberheim Xpander SN G42704

via this auction

"It is in great condition, tunes up and sounds amazing. It's US made model, which is a better design internally, and way easier to service than the Japanese models."

Moog Model 15 Modular Analog Synthesizer Serial Number: 128/150 w/ Daft Punk Sticker

via this auction

"If the number 128 holds special significance to you read on:

Listing includes:
Moog Model 15 Modular Analog Synthesizer Serial Number: 128/150
Moog 953 Duophonic 61 note Keyboard
Assorted 1/4" TS Switchcraft Cables (See photos)
Assorted Cinch Jones Connectors (See Photos)
Moog Modular Synthesizer Owner's Manual
Moog 963 Duophonic Keyboard Manual
Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Michael J. Adams President, Moog Music, Inc.
Expired Warranty Documentation
Modular Systems Serial Number Log - Master - M15 SN Log
Ultra Rare Daft Punk Official Merchandise Sticker (Will disintegrate if removed)

For Sale by the Original Owner. All modules function as intended, pots are clean, jack connections are secure and firm. Kept in a smoke-free environment. List of all included, hand stuffed, hand soldered modules is included in the photos section."

MOOG THE SOURCE SN 2009 w/ Original Manual & Envelope?

via this auction

Anyone know what the envelop looking doc is or contained?

Minimoog Model D Service & Operation Manual

via this auction

Update: See this previous post for content details.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 0321J

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter CEM3340 Chip Analog Synthesizer SN 450104

via this auction

"Rare CEM3340 chip version and very nice sound."

Pic of the chips below.

Roland MC-202 MICRO COMPOSER SN 291200

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 210192 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland RS-505 Paraphonic 505 Analog Synthesizer SN 831351

via this auction

Improvised Session on the Arturia Polybrute, Moog DFAM, and Lakland 55-01 w/ Vongon, JHS, and POG2

video by Joel Negus

"I wanted to explore the clock out of the Polybrute with some different instruments. The DFAM was a no brainer, but I actually used the Subharmonicon as a trigger for the DFAM. I loved the results taking the same trigger and sending it to the CV in of the Vongon Paragraphs, resulting in some wild patterned tremolo. I hope you enjoy!

Instruments Used:
Arturia Polybrute
Lakland Fretless 55-01
Vongon Paragraphs
JHS Colour Box V2
Electro Harmonix POG2"

Elektron Announces Transfer 1.4 Upgrade

video by Elektron

"Transfer 1.4 is a major advancement in its capability to get even more out of your Elektron gear. With this latest version, you can keep your compositions safe and sound by backing up projects and sounds/presets or samples on all current Elektron products (except Octatrack). You want to then send your project - complete with sounds - to a friend to open up and use on their device? This is now an awesome possibility. In addition, performance improvements and bug fixes have been implemented to ensure Transfer runs super smooth, whether it is updating the firmware on your unit or backing up its files. Download Transfer 1.4:

Please make sure you have the latest OS installed on your device to ensure full compatibility with Transfer. Digitakt and Analog Rytm both have new OSs released today to support sample transfer. Head to our Support page to check and update if needed."

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW+ MK II - X04 Dub

video by TheTrackdriver

"All sounds are from the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW+ MK II. I am only using the new features that came with the X.04 unofficial OS, mainly in the GND machines (melodic). I used a CT-scan of my Machinedrum for the visualisations. The clips are rendered with Inside Explorer Pro from Interspectral AB."

Soviet Synths for Kids

videos by Сема Апрелевка


Pif Soviet children's analog synthesizer. [light blue model]
Pif Soviet USSR children's analog synthesizer.
EMI-2 Soviet USSR children's analog 3-octave synthesizer.
Malish Soviet USSR children's synthesizer.
Emifon 2M Soviet USSR children's programmable chiptune synthesizer.
Elta Norma Ele 10 first Soviet USSR children's polyphonic synthesizer.
Venec is a Soviet USSR children's analog synthesizer keytar.

You can findPif Soviet synths on eBay. I'm not finding the others at the moment but feel free to search yourself.

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

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