MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Knarly Buchla 288r

video upload by Todd Barton

"Back to exploring the terrain of the Buchla 288r Time Domain Processor."

ELECTROCOMP SEQUENCER EML-400 Analog Sequencer Refurbished

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MULTIVOX MX8100 Rare CV Gate Sequencer Keyboard SN 930564

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"This unit lets you record tracks with the built in keyboard and play them back on external CV Gate synthesizers. It was recently cleaned and serviced. This is the only one we've ever seen in nearly 3 decades, so consider it very rare."


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360 SYSTEMS SPECTRE Rare Oberheim SEM Guitar Synthesizer

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"This unit was fully serviced and is in excellent working order, unlike most. We are detail-oriented professional perfectionists here, so buy with confidence."

EMS CRICKLEWOOD Keyboard for VCS3 Synthi

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ARP SEQUENCER Model 1613 Analog Sequencer SN 0481

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"This unit was meticulously refurbished. The work required (8 hours of skilled vintage synth tech labor + parts) to properly restore these so they're working as well as possible and hopefully stay that way long into the future is both time consuming and costly and adds great value to this item. This is of course reflected in its higher than usual price. You will not find a better one anywhere.

In addition to any repairs, we did the following to this unit:
All sliders cleaned and lubed.
Power supply recapped, trim pots replaced.
Tantalum capacitors replaced.
Unit disassembled and cleaned inside and out.
Replaced 4 diodes.
Cleaned all jacks.

MOOG MINIMOOG 70s MODEL D Analog Synthesizer SN 2691

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"Original Vintage Minimoog Model D, Serial Number 269x

Fully disassembled, cleaned inside and out, meticulously serviced over 26 hours, sparing no expense, to be better than others you may see on the market and working exactly the way you'll want it to, unlike most. The wooden case was refinished as well. The time quoted above does not require the refinishing time. In addition to considerable tech fees, we paid a furniture restorer another $500 for the refinishing of the case."

Multivox MX-2000 Duo SN 715227

via this auction

"Just back from the tech recapped & calibrated. They said the keybed is one of the best they have ever seen. This synth sounds awesome! Pure warm discrete synth sounds! Like a supercharged Roland SH-2000. This one is in impeccable collectors condition too. Check out the pics."

Akai X7000 Sampling Keyboard

via this auction

This sampler sounds pretty good. It's got a lo-fi edge due to the fact that it's only a 12-bit rather than 16, 20 or 24-bit sampler. Recently the 12-bit Akai samplers became the most sought after converters from the 80's

The floppy drive is working and it can load samples from the S700 and S612 libraries. For enhanced analog-like editing, the X7000 can be hooked up to Akai AX synthesizers via the DD-X5013 Voice Cable (not included) so you can run the X7000's samples through these synth's analog circuitry.

Happy Nerding Clocked Delays

video upload by Happy Nerding

"Delays are updated with their clocked versions. Audio to be patched to the Left input and clock to the Right input.

Delay Freq Shift_clk
Delay HP_clk
Delay LP_clk
Delay Mono_clk
Delay Ping-Pong_clk
Delay Pitch Shift_clk
Delay Pitch Shift_stepped_clk
Delay Vowel_clk
Delay into Chorus_clk"

The Gaz Williams Show - Geert Bevin and the story of MPE

video upload by Gaz Williams

"Tonight's guest is the fabulous Mr Geert Bevin, We discuss Eigenharp and the journey to MPE."

Exploring the Modal Cobalt 8M Virtual Analog Synthesizer

video upload by Red Means Recording

"In this video, we'll explore the Modal Cobalt 8M extended virtual-analog synthesizer, a unique and easy-to-use 8 voice synthesizer with a large selection of algorithms for each oscillator, offering a wide variety of tones without much fuss.

In this video, we'll see how it works, how it sounds, and make a track using patches we make from scratch!"

00:00 intro and patches
00:59 basic functionality
02:17 the most important thing
03:37 oscillator algorithms
04:52 first patch walkthrough (plucks)
10:21 the modal app
11:04 envelope flavors
11:40 filter flavors
15:06 sequencer
16:05 patch randomization
17:19 second patch walkthrough (pad)
19:56 third patch walkthrough (arp)
21:39 same midi, new sounds
22:23 fourth patch walkthrough (bass)
23:19 same midi, new sounds
24:13 fifth patch walkthrough (lead)
26:17 recap and recommendation
29:13 final track

OG Circuit Demo - Malfunktion by LDM Design

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Following on from the successful organic Organizm pack, LDM Design this time embraces the synthetic and digital, celebrating imperfection, glitches, and broken machine sounds. The Malfunktion pack provides a great selection of resources which can add a glitchy element to any production, and sounds great with glitch, IDM, minimal techno & ambient styles.

The detailed collection of 64 finely crafted patches includes drones, digital tones, broken machine sounds, crackles, noise, pads and atmospheres. Among atonal noises there are also a number of digital synth sounds, bleepy broken leads & lush pads.

The carefully constructed samples include concrete kicks, clicks, pops, snaps, beeps, databent computer files, and recorded natural clicks from pens and clocks.

Within the pack are also 16 sessions to demonstrate a variety of possible sounds.

The pack uses a consistent set of macros as all my other packs which follow the assignments for the Circuit Tracks.

This pack is for both Circuit Tracks and Circuit OG.


Novation's New Circuit Rhythm w/ Direct Sampling Arrives

NovationTV Intro & Tutorial videos.

User Videos: Playlist:
Gabe Miller Music Beats on the Novation Circuit Rhythm (multiple genres, custom sounds)
Gabe Miller Music First Day with the Novation Circuit Rhythm
loopop Review: Circuit RHYTHM vs TRACKS // Full sampling and workflow tutorial for Novation's new sampler

First announced on May 9th, Novation's latest Circuit Rhythm is here.

Details via Novation:

"Introducing Novation Circuit Rhythm

Sample, make beats, and perform like never before, with the latest addition to the Circuit family. The wait is finally over. The next addition to our Novation Circuit family is here to bring new life to beatmaking and turn samples in to stellar tracks. With eight sample tracks, built-in recording, performance effects, on-the-go capabilities and more, Circuit Rhythm is the beatmaker’s best friend. In a brand-new direction for Novation, Circuit Rhythm puts sampling in the spotlight and provides a whole host of fresh features aimed to take beatmaking to new heights.

Sampling is at the heart of Circuit Rhythm. Record straight into Circuit Rhythm through the audio inputs, and instantly capture sound from records, synths, or even a phone. Designed with a focus on immediate sampling and artistic expression, users can capture creative ideas quickly and stay inspired.

With a lightning-fast sequencer, beatmakers can start turning those samples into killer beats with ease. Whether playing in drums, making basslines or chopping straight from vinyl, music makers can play back samples however they want and listen through stereo out or with headphones. Re-sample and sculpt sounds with limitless creative possibilities.

Circuit Rhythm’s eight sample tracks, each with their own 32-step patterns chainable for 256 steps per track, gives creators sample space to find their groove and craft killer tracks, all with an intuitive screenless workflow, common to all Circuit products. Stay quantised or give beats real human feel and go off-grid and record to micro steps. Keep beats interesting with probability and pattern mutate.

Performers can take to the stage with Circuit Rhythm and bring vibrant performance- focused Grid FX to their beats. Give samples character with beat repeat, vinyl simulation, and many more effects to really create massive sound. Circuit Rhythm is well-equipped to handle any scenario and is brilliant for making dope beats in the studio or used to capture creative ideas for beatmakers on the move. Make Circuit Rhythm part of a studio set up with full-size five-pin MIDI in, out, and thru, and analogue sync out, and monitoring through audio or headphone outputs.

Circuit Rhythm is completely portable. With a compact and tough build, built-in rechargeable battery and microSD card slot for expandable storage or loading in samples and projects, music makers never have to stop creating with Circuit Rhythm.

With Novation’s online companion Components, Circuit Rhythm’s creative potential expands even further. Users can dive into Circuit Rhythm using the browser-based or standalone desktop app, and load samples, backup projects, download artist-made soundpacks, and create custom patches so that creators can give their music production their unique flavour.

For more information, visit the Circuit Rhythm product page, and see the groovebox in action."

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Getting the most out of FM with the DB-01

video upload by Richard DeHove

"With a little simple tuning, FM on the DB-01 can become extremely useful. You can create multiple pattern variations by moving the FM tuning from note to note. And instead of "losing" the LFO it's now available to create interesting filter modulations that start sounding like bit crushers and distortion. Changing the LFO shape adds even more flavors. If you haven't used much FM before, it's worth choosing one of your favorite patterns and experimenting with variations.

In the video I use a Fabfilter L2 limiter on the output for consistency. More importantly, if you're trying to recreate the sound, I also have the CV out hooked directly to the VCF/CV in to give filter tracking.

0:00 Why no love for FM

0:36 Setting up for FM

1:15 Choose a note and tune

2:04 Filter modulation

3:30 Re-tuning to a new note

4:00 New pattern

4:52 The joys of the sub

5:24 Changing the LFO shape

7:40 Square wave FM

My site:

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:" Richard DeHove DB-01 posts

Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer 1977

via this auction

"VERY RARE : KORG PS-3100 in Good Condition (100/117/220/240V)

Korg`s monstrous analogues synthesizer has single VCO, VCF and VCA with 48 synthesizer circuits and polyphony. This beauty also includes 3 resonance VCF, tremolo, LFO and ring modulator.
This unit allows you to patch to create sounds and also gives you the freedom to change parameters using the knobs. The giant monster synth from KORG!!!!
Will accept ETH or BTC."

Arp Quadra, serviced, 4 incredible synths plus 1 fantastic phaseshifter

via this auction

"Sounds great. Looks great.
Serviced (repair invoice available)
Bass, Lead, Poly, Strings
4 synths in 1 plus a fantastic phaser/phaseshifter
Lots of sliders to edit all synths and phaseshifter"

Oberheim OB-12

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"Very rare Oberheim OB-12. I think these were only made for one year! Crazy polyphonic virtual analog synth with dual multimode filters, assignable ribbon controller, 2 LFOs, arpeggiator, sequencer, aftertouch, a "morph" function that allows you to go from one sound to any completely different sound using the mod wheel or a given amount of time, PLUS built in overdrive, delay, chorus, and reverb AND an entire equalizer all with real time controls right there on the front panel. Each sound has 2 VCOs that can use any of the classic waveforms at the same time plus all the other stuff I mentioned. You can then take any 4 sounds and put them together layered or split about the keyboard anyway you want and save that as a preset. Huge stuff. I just serviced it and put a brand new screen in since the originals all went bad on these. The replacement screen has a knob that controls the contrast. It's a weird design where the knob just hangs from a wire and the options were to have it inside of the synth where you can not get to it or dangling out. I chose to have it out so I can adjust it if I want. You can see it in one pic. That's how it's supposed to be. The replacement screen alone was $150. One key looks like it was broken but it was repaired very nicely (see pic) Fully functional rare synth with the latest OS installed. There's a couple chips in the paint and some light wear here and there. This is heavy and solidly built. No crappy plastic here."

Roland Juno-60 w/ Original Box

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Roland SH-09 Synthesizer SN 044876

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Korg Rhythm 33 Drum Machine Preset Sounds

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

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Digitakt OS Upgrade: External Input Mixer

video upload by Elektron

"The Digitakt now has an external input mixer for mastery of incoming audio. Process your sound in stereo or split the mix and dual wield in two mono channels. Send through the reverb and delay, then add some extra side-chain ducking action with the master compressor. The external inputs now also go into the USB audio main mix, essentially giving you a bonus soundcard. Mix-tastic!"

Digitakt OS Upgrade posts

Buchla 288r Feed

video upload by zack dagoba

"First patch on the 288r - this thing is GREAT for crazy feedback.."

Dreadbox Erebus v3 + Sinevibes Whirl v2 barber-pole phaser

video upload by Sinevibes

"Whirl v2 is a barber-pole phaser effect plugin, designed and developed by Sinevibes. Product page:"

Ambient Improvisation | Spitfire Audio Albion Solstice, Make Noise Strega & Ableton MODE

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -"

Monome Norns and Grid (Cheatcodes) and Teenage Engineering OP-1

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Morning Loop n.925"

volca / sh-101

video upload by studio snippets


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