MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 7, 2021

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Monday, June 07, 2021

Still motion | Rhodes Mark I Piano, Prophet 10, Machinedrum

video by MIDERA

"Sometimes things just come out of nowhere - reminding you that life changes, constantly. There is no normal, no stable, no constant. The river flows, sometimes it's slow and you don't notice it moving, but it is moving all the same, aging you, making you change whether you want it or not.

And so we go down that path again."

THC - recursive machine

video by NOISEBUG

"We are selling 2 THC recursive machines fully built and ready to play! Follow the link for more info"

XOR Electronics NerdSEQ Tutorial (deutsch) Teil3 : Projekteinstellungen

Part 3 has been added to this post.

Red Sound Elevata

via this auction

Only one pic in this listing. You can find more in previous posts.

"Elevata is a 16-voice polyphonic, eight-part multitimbral modelling synth from UK innovators Red Sound. But with a number of virtual analogue synths available at the same price point, does the Elevata offer enough to distinguish itself? Perhaps the Elevata's single most striking feature is its, um, 'elevating' front panel. This can be used to great effect if you prefer desktop, rather than racked, operation. There are four different angles to choose from, ranging from flat against the base right up to vertical. For me, the optimum was the 65-degree setting; there was something comfortably Minimoogish about it. If you intend to rack it, the Elevata's panel should be set at right angles to its main body. It then occupies 3U of rack space, making all connectors easily accessible, unlike some desktop/rack compromises where space is wasted at the top of the unit. Angle adjustment is a simple matter of lowering the notched support arms. As these do not lock, there is a certain amount of 'play' inherent in the mechanism, and this could make it feel a little shaky if flightcased for life on the road. A generous six audio outputs are present on the rear panel, along with two audio inputs. There's also an input for the (optional) vocoder, plus the usual three MIDI ports, an external joystick port (see the 'Wizards, MIDI Control & Arpeggiation' box later in this article), a socket for the wall-wart power supply and the red On/Off button. The headphone socket is a stereo mini-jack positioned in the lower centre of the front panel."

Jeff Lynn Tour Purple Studio Electronics Omega 8 (OM-8) 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 1063

via this auction

"This listing is for a Studio Electronics Omega 8 (OM-8) 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer. This unit originated from the tour arsenal of artist Jeff Lynn of ELO."

Blue Studio Electronics SE-1X Analog Monophonic Synthesizer Rack SN 3936

via this auction

Sequential Prophet X Nightmare

video by Pure Ambient Drone

"The Sequential Prophet X is a potent fusion of samples-plus-synthesis and is Sequential’s most ground-breaking evolution of the Prophet yet. At its heart, it’s a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo, 16-voice mono/stereo, 32-voice paraphonic synth with a newly developed sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators — all processed through analog filters. . With 150 GB of internal samples from acclaimed sound developers 8Dio, and all of the powerful synthesis tools you’ve come to expect from Sequential, the Prophet X has a musical voice uniquely its own."

Novation Summit Demo

video by Pure Ambient Drone Pure Ambient Drone

"Novation's flagship two-part 16-voice 61-key polyphonic synthesiser
Summit’s digital New Oxford Oscillators offer subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis, and feed into genuine analogue dual filters, distortion and VCAs. The multitimbral engine enables merging and combining of two complete and independent patches, while up to 16 simultaneous voices deliver enough harmonic depth for even the richest of pads."

Music Thing Modular - Mini Drive - Demo - Midiverse - TV

video by Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're checking out a DIY synthesizer module that we recently finished building, the Mini Drive from Music Thing Modular. Let's have a look!"

KORG Z-1 // Physical Modelling Synth // AMBIENT ONE // Part 5

video by LESINDES

"KORG Z-1 is a complete PHYSYCAL MODELLING WORKSTATION with complete virtual analog sound shaping with 2 VCFs and envelope generators.

Presets, modified presets and own sound creations played and tweaked.

Here is PART 5, AMBIENT PAD part 1, of the long goodbye-session now before it left m studio."


Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with BEN ANDREW

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Ben Andrew is a concert pianist, composer, arranger, graphic designer, and app creator. He studied at Trinity College of Music, London, under renowned British concert pianist and pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus, John Bingham, and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest where he studied under Jenõ Jandó.

He has given numerous solo recitals both in the UK, Eastern Europe, and East Asia at venues including St Martin in the Fields in London, The Pump Room in Bath, and Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest. Ben also has an extensive concerto repertoire and notable performances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov’s 2nd and 3rd Piano Concerto to name a few. In 2013, he performed the music of Hollywood film composer Harry Gregson-Williams at St John’s Smith Square, London under the baton of the composer himself.

Ben’s original songs have been played on BBC radio and in 2019, a song he co-wrote with his band Collingwood called “Not in My Name” led to an interview on LBC, one of the UK’s leading radio stations. He is also a Hal Leonard author and he recently released a book on music theory as well as an arrangement of “Hatikvah” for violin and piano, which currently features on the ABRSM and Trinity violin syllabus.

Ben’s band Collingwood has been the support act for musicians including Roger Hodson, founder of Supertramp, and Tony Hadley, the founder of Spandau Ballet. In January 2020, Ben performed with Rick Wakeman and Bernie Marsden as part of a Beatles tribute concert in Buckingham, England.

Ben is also the artistic creator of two iOS apps, ScaleTracks and ScaleTracks JAM, which aim to make scales and arpeggios an enjoyable and, most importantly, musical experience. ScaleTracks has been a worldwide success and has been endorsed by leading figures in the music industry. ScaleTracks has also received highly positive reviews in BBC Music Magazine, The Strad, and Music Teacher Magazine among others.

Ben is Head of Keyboard at Stowe School, England where he leads a strong team of piano teachers.

We chatted with Ben on how he uses the Prophet-10 in his music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

SOUNDMIT 2021 - International Sound Summit Set for November 13th & 14th

via SOUNDMIT where you'll find full details on this year's event.

"With an eye on the evolution of the pandemic situation, we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, slowly the events begin to be published, the festival billboards appear, the music returns with its concerts and we are ready to restart with our fair.

We know that it has been a very complex and difficult time for everyone and therefore we want our event to be, first of all, a nice party where you can meet friends and synthesizer enthusiasts again.

We are in constant contact with our government and with the institutional partners who will support us again this year to have a Soundmit in complete safety, full of contents and new instruments to see and try.


With the experience we have gained in over 10 years of activity and especially with the 2020 edition that has upset the way of doing events, we are working parallel to a double event.

The physical event, the traditional one, with the fair, exhibitors, workshops and showcases.

The virtual event, full of contents, virtual booths and international guests.

Why do we work on 2 events?
We work on 2 events to be ready for any eventuality, even if we hope to see you all again here in Turin in November.

However, we think that it is now essential to have always a virtual part (before, during or after the physical event) to reach as much public as possible and thus facilitate companies in our sector.

In this way, the exhibiting companies will be reachable at the same time by the public present at the event and also by the virtual one spread all over the world (2020 data speak of over 13,000 visits to virtual booths in 2 days)


At this stage it is very important for us to know which companies intend to participate. COVID-19 will certainly bring restrictions and we need to know soon how many companies want to be at our show.

We have a location twice the size to meet any health requirements (distancing, precautions etc ..) and also to accommodate more exhibitors and more public but the space is limited so, at a certain point, we will have to say ‘NO’ to someone.

This is why it is important to immediately express the will to participate.
Obviously there is no constraint, at this moment we need only to quantify the number of possible exhibitors.

Companies wishing to participate in Soundmit 2021 can contact the organizers at"

Polyend Tracker, Sequential Prophet REV2 and a skateboard.

video by Isobutane

Prophet~5 re-joins the crew in its new compact and more reliable revision 4 desktop format.

video by Vykaar Tones

"My very first experiments with integrating the Prophet 5 desktop with my other equipment. There are many other better demonstrations of the Prophet 5 on its own elsewhere. RS09 is above the P5 and ARP Odyssey is top left. Elektor formant is played from the left Keystep 37 and Blofeld keyboard is below that. The nord electro 6 is out of view at the bottom of the stand."

Plinky : patch from scratch

video by Meska

"Quick patch from scratch with plinky, a realy basic one, i will make more on other aspec of plinky .
You can see my proto case for plinky and the expandeur, next step make it thinner and 3d printable :)

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with. i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at"


video by Malekko HeavyIndustry

VCV Rack - 5 collections for beginners

video by Omri Cohen

"Here is the MB file -
Here are the patches -

Those are the collections:
Stoermelder -
Vult -
JW -
Valley -
BogAudio -
VCV Recorder -

00:00 - Introduction
03:07 - Patch 1
06:27 - Patch 2
10:15 - Patch 3"

Omri Links:

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

Simmons SDS7 1560 with Alternate Eproms

video by The Simmons Guy

"Dirty 808 BD in 1, LM1 SD in 2, Rhodes Polaris BD in 3, TR909 Clap in 4 (tuned super low), LM1 Clap in 5, Simmons Ride Cymbal in 6 (as HH)."

MOOG MuSonics Sonic 5 SN 18

via this auction

"This is an original 1971 Moog Musonics Sonic 5 synthesizer. There were only 100 of these wooden Sonic Vs made; this is #18 of that 100. (It is the rare predecessor to the Sonic 6, which was made from 1972 on. ) It is in good working shape but could use some cleaning of switches and key contacts. it has a crazy range of modulation options, making it more like a modular synthesizer than the Minimoog"

EMS Synthi-E vintage Synthesizer SN 136

via this auction

"Condition is excellent and "Seller refurbished" - pro-serviced by Steve Jones (now in Melbourne), one of our best synth technicians and collectors (he's added a modern power supply, bless him). Service invoice available on request.

Note: the "strip keyboard" is sold "as is" and has not been checked or serviced as synth is normally controlled by another keyboard or computer."

Yamaha FS1R SN PH01093

via this auction

"8 FM operators + formant synthesis + deep spatial processing"

Roland V-Synth V2 SN ZU22050

via this auction

"All options onboard - VC-1 D50 card, VC-2 Voice Designer/Vocoder. Also include CF Flash card 2GB as bonus.

Roland RS-202 Synthesizer Strings

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 SN 7605

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0123

via this auction

Doepfer Darktime + Dark Energy Mk1 with Glide mod and 24db low pass filter (CEM339)

via this auction

"Immaculate combined Darktime (red LED) and Mk 1 Dark Energy with the Glide mod and 24db low pass filter (CEM339)."

Alisa 1387 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"An extremely rare and fattest soviet synthesizer. It has a 3-octave keyboard, a modulation wheel, control knobs and regulators. The process of synthesis is performed with the 2 OSCs, 1 sub oscillator, noise generator, filter with ADSR, LFO, and wide range of modulation functions. The synthesizer plays a stable keyboard pitch thanks to quartz stabilization of oscillators. Midi (in/thru) installed.

Fully operational. Professional maintenance service was performed - recapped, lubricated, fixed and tuned. Cosmetic condition is very good."

FARFISA syntorchestra 4 demo

video by Vykaar Tones

"Demo of the sounds available from the very rare Farfisa syntorchestra 4.
The output volume is quite low and the gain was turned up on my Mackie mixer, flat EQ and no FX. The output is mono but there is the option to have the mono synth out of one jack and the poly sounds out of another."

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Boss DD8 Digital Delay

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

VAI 59 : Solina String Synthesizer / Elka Wilgamat 3

video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Heavy on monophonic modulation this time: the monophonic filter is really chopping up the polyphonic section to pieces.

Check out our earlier posts on the Solina String Synthesizer if you're interested in hearing or knowing more.

The Elka Wilgamat 3 has been featured before, we have a special video dedicated to that one, but in short it's an auto-accompaniment machine with four sections: drums, bass, chords and an arpeggiator."

Polyend Tracker + iPad + Projection Mapping

video by Perplex On

"To start my journey with the #polyendtracker, here comes the obligatory #projectionmapping treatment, because fun 😉 The tracker is sequencing all instruments over usb midi on a connected iPad, which also delivers the power for the tracker. Apps sequenced are namely #chordjam + #decentsampler loaded with #skyfeltpiano for the piano arpeggio as well as the drum glitches using several instances of #fractalbits."

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