MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

RC-808 in Dommune Setouchi 2019 & a New Update

video upload by vector criterion

Featured above are some sound demos from an interview with the Analog Mafia on the RC-808 in Dommune Setouchi 2019. You can find the full hour and 45 minute interview below. The Analog Mafia are the creators of the original Roland x0x series. RC-808 is a newer project which just got an update you can find at You can find additional posts featuring the RC-808 here. The first post with some history is here. They are also a supporting member of the site.

Description for the video above:

"Tadao Kikumoto, together with DJ Hisashi Saito, and galcid Lena, demonstrates how the RC-808 Re-Create the 808 software Drum Synthesizer sounds like.

Tadao is the leader of Analog Mafia who are the original R&D team who developed the MId-O Series like TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, and TB-303. The RC-808 was developed to express full respect and gratitude to all the fans of the Mid-O Series, and also to show how actually the Analog Mafia wanted the 808 to be.

Find out more details such as development episodes, secrets behind the Mid-O Series, and download the RC-808 on Re-Create the 808 website, the only resource from the true originators themselves!!"

And the full interview:

RC-808 in Dommune Setouchi 2019
video upload by vector criterion

"Tadao Kikumoto gets interviewed from DJ Hisashi Saito, and galcid Lena, about how he and his R&D team tried to develop the legendary TR-808.

Then they delve deep into the RC-808 Re-Create the 808 drum synthesizer to actually see, hear, and experience the real original intention behind developing the TR-808.

This was originally live streamed as a part of Dommune Synthesizer Academy Part 5 on Aug 22, 2019 from below channel.

Big thanks to Naohiro Ukawa from Dommune for providing us the video, together with DJ Hisashi Saito and glacid Lena for the awesome interview, to let our memeh spread through the wold wide web.

Find out more details such as development episodes, secrets behind the Mid-O Series, and download the RC-808 on Re-Create the 808 website, the only resource from the true originators themselves!!"

LIVE modular synth performance at Modular on the Mall in DC

video upload by Patrick O'Brien

"POB's modular synth performance at the inaugural Modular on the Mall concert series in Washington, DC. This set was played under the dome at the DC War Memorial located on the National Mall, tucked away amongst the shade trees between the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial."

Roland JUPITER v1.50 - BIG Update Worth the Wait! New Firmware for JUPITER-X & JUPITER-Xm

video upload by Robert Saint John - JUPITER-Xpert

Robert Saint John - JUPITER-Xpert posts

"Introducing System Program 1.50 for the Roland JUPITER-X and JUPITER-Xm synthesizers! This latest firmware update includes fantastic new features created directly in response to feedback from the X/Xm user community. This will be the first of a few JUPITER-Xpert videos that I'll be posting about what's new in 1.50, so be sure to hit that SUBSCRIBE button to stay notified. This video is an overview of the latest features, and I'll soon go into more depth in future tutorials.

I'm also introducing The JUPITER-Xpert Guide, my free downloadable PDF that tells you everything you need to get started, whether you’re an experienced user or brand new to the synths - (direct link to PDF)

Get the 1.50 update and new docs at:
Updates and Drivers -
Documentation -"

[ Ver.1.50 ] AUG 2021:
Additional Functions
"SINGLE SETUP" has been provided, making it possible to change to the settings for only a single part and play tones. This is useful when selecting and playing individual tones from respective models.
"Step recording" has been added for using the keyboard to input notes for individual steps in STEP EDIT.
"Real time recording" has been added for recording notes played during playback in STEP EDIT.
Functionality Improvement
The display view in the scene select mode has been improved.
When selecting parts for a scene, it is now possible to check the settings for the respective parts and to change tones.
The interface for operating STEP EDIT has been improved to make it more intuitive.
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.
Minor bugs have been fixed.

Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Basic Phase Distortion Analysis

videos upload by Graham Keane

Update: new videos added.

"This simple program will serve as the basis for implementing the Vector Phaseshaping technique as outlined by Lazzarini, Timoney et al."

Playlist demos:

1. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Basic Phase Distortion Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the classic phase distortion technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique produces a non-linear phase distortion of a basic cosine waveform.
2. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Filtered Phase Distortion Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the filtered phase distortion program implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique produces a non-linear phase distortion of a basic cosine waveform which has pitch-tracked filters to tackle some of the aliasing.
3. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Basic Vector Phaseshaping (VPS) Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the basic Vector Phaseshaping technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique uses a 2D inflection point to modulate the phase of a cosine waveform.
4. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Interpolated VPS Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the interpolated Vector Phaseshaping (VPSI) technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique utilises pitch-tracked filters to combat aliasing as well as linear interpolation to reduce the effects of abrupt jumps in the phase due to skipped intervals in the inflection point's range.
5. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Formant Synthesis with VPS - Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of Formant Synthesis in the Vector Phaseshaping technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique uses a 2D inflection point to modulate the phase of a cosine waveform which generates formant peaks over certain ranges.
6. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Formant Synthesis via VPS with Interpolation Gain - Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the Formant Synthesis through Vector Phaseshaping technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This particular version uses an interpolation gain to scale two separate VPS signals which are then linearly mixed to produce the main signal. The final signal is processed with pitch-tracked filters and an additional linear interpolation process to reduce the impact of gaps in the inflection points path which give rise to abrupt phase shifts.
7. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: VPS with Multiple Inflection Points (MVPS) - Analysis
In this short video we will have a quick examination of the output of the Vector Phaseshaping technique with Multiple Inflection Points implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer.
8. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: VPS with Lissajous Modulation - Analysis
In this short video we will demonstrate the output of the Vector Phaseshaping technique with Lissajous Modulation implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer.
9. Korg NTS-1 Custom Oscillator Dev: Multi-Vector Phaseshaping Synthesis (MVPS) Analysis
In this short video we will demonstrate the output of the Multi-Vector Phaseshaping Synthesis technique implemented on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer. This technique uses a 3-2D inflection points to modulate the phase of a cosine waveform, which can produce interesting shapes as a result.
Additional Graham Keane Korg NTS-1 posts.

1980's Moog Source SN 4301

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The Moog Source is a monophonic Z80 microprocessor-controlled analog synthesizer manufactured from 1981 to 1985.

The Source was Moog's first synthesizer to offer patch memory storage. The design was also the first (and only) Moog synthesizer to feature a flat-panel membrane keyboard to replace the standard buttons, knobs and sliders, along with multihued panel graphics that were very different from anything Moog offered at the time.

Arguably the closest sounding to the Minimoog than any other Moog from this era. All functions tested in great working order, membrane buttons operate as expected with smooth operation."

Clavia Nord Lead 2X Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Nord Lead 2X comes with 20 voices polyphony and it’s sound engine runs at 24-bit 96 kHz. The previous models NL2 and NL3 both run at 44 kHz, and this gives and airiness and energy to the NL2X’s sound.

The Nord Lead 2X’s memory holds 396 user Programs, 100 user Performances, 40 user programmable Percussion Kits, 594 factory Programs and 300 factory Performances."

Simmons SDS9 6-Channel Drum Synthesizer Module w/ Case And Manual SN 06448

via this auction

Philips Philicorda GM 751 SN 366075

via this auction

"Philips philicorda 22 GM751 all transistor version. Full revised and tuned. Classic spring reverb inside. Pure sound of the 60's in studio or stage."

You can find additional posts on various Philicorda models including demos, and iOS version, and sampled based soft synth here.

Oberheim Two Voice TVS-1A with Sequencer and Lid *1975*

via this auction

"Technically perfect and with some improvements:
- Toroidal Transformer - No Humming or Bizzing
- New Key Bushings - No Clonks or Clacks when playing
- Useful Mods like Filter CV In or Sequencer Sync (I used to Sync the Sequencer with a DAW via an ordinary Arturia Keystep CV Out - works perfectly) professionally performed on the intended mini jacks on the back side
- recently professionally serviced
- sound like it should be: awesome
- inclusive Lid
- early SN - only around 500 where made

Cosmetically nearly perfect only the hinges from the case are a little but rusty."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 2624

via this auction

"This Prophet 5 V 3.2 is in beautiful condition and has been fully serviced (rebuilt power supply, caps and ICs replaced) and works perfectly with zero issues. There are some tiny cosmetic imperfections as expected for an instrument this old. Includes custom dust cover in picture."

Akai VX-600

via this auction

"Often compared to Oberheim Xpander due to a similar matrix routing system and same filter chips. Very rare. Perfect working and physical condition.
Comes with memory card and a breakout box for 6 individual voice outs.
Readable but a bit pale, squeeky display (common thing on these)."

UDO SUPER 6 BINAURAL Synthesizer/Impro*ambient/space music*stephanie ibiza[Universal Consciousness]

video upload by Human Call. Neuronaluniverse Studio

"I use only the synthesizer UDO SUPER 6,with Eventide SPACE.
(Recorded direct to DAW,just one audio track)."

JSI PROGUE - monophonic analog DIY synthesizer

video upload by JSI

You can find additional PROGUE posts here.

Worldwide Rights to Oberheim Trademark Returned to Tom Oberheim

You might remember Music Tribe lost the trademark dispute with Tom Oberheim over the Oberheim brand name in the US earlier this year. Tom Oberheim has now obtained worldwide rights to the brand name thanks to Uli, Behringer, and the Music Tribe team. Credit when credit is due. It's important to know it would have made business sense for Behringer to own the name, hence why they registered the trademark when it originally lapsed per the previous post. They eventually lost the trademark in the US when Tom contested it, however they held on to the rights outside of the US. They have now given those remaining rights back to Tom.

The press release follows:

August 3, 2021

Worldwide Rights to Oberheim Trademark Returned to its Founder

Synthesizer pioneer Tom Oberheim regains his name worldwide thanks to Music Tribe

Orinda, California— August 3, 2021 — Tom Oberheim announced today that after 36 years, the worldwide rights to the Oberheim trademark are now back with its founder.

Tom Oberheim started Oberheim Electronics in 1970 and through the ‘70s and ‘80s became one of the most revered and recorded makers of polyphonic analog synthesizers. After many years of success, Oberheim Electronics had to file bankruptcy in May of 1985 when its lender decided to no longer fund the company, and all of Oberheim’s trademarks and other assets were sold off by the bank. In 1988, Gibson acquired the rights to the Oberheim name, and for about twenty years produced Oberheim-brand products independent of Tom.

In 2009, Tom was encouraged by many musicians to re-enter the synthesizer market, resulting in a new generation of the SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) based on his original SEM design from 1974. This quickly evolved into a range of SEM-based products over the next several years.

In 2019 Tom was able to bring all of the Oberheim trademarks in the USA and several countries back into his name. In several other countries, Music Tribe Global Brands Ltd. owned registrations for the Oberheim trademarks.

“I was very happy after all these years to have regained ownership of some of the Oberheim trademarks,” said Tom Oberheim, Oberheim’s founder. “This led to the hope that someday I would be able to use my own name in all countries where the Oberheim trademark exists, so we contacted Music Tribe.”

“Tom Oberheim is a pioneer of analog synthesizers, and our whole industry owes him a debt of gratitude for his innovations,” said Uli Behringer, Founder of Music Tribe. “When we learned that Tom was still interested in making his own products with his original name, we knew the right thing to do was to transfer all of our Oberheim registrations back to him.”

“Thanks to Uli and the team at Music Tribe and Behringer, I own the worldwide rights to my name for the first time since 1985,” added Tom. “It is a wonderful homecoming, and it is a thrill to once again be able to have the Oberheim name and logo placed on my products.”

Tom recently shipped a small production run of a new TVS-Pro Special Edition model, which are the first synthesizers from Tom to carry the Oberheim brand in many decades."

Luke Slater, Anthony Child, Tom Moth | DIALOGUE#2

video upload by Ostgut Ton - A-TON - unterton

Featuring the Pin Electronics Portabella and Analogue Solutions Collossus.

"Visual capture of the DIALOGUE process. Music performed by Luke Slater, Anthony Child and Tom Moth, mixed by Luke Slater at Spacestation Ø. Music taken from Luke Slater with Anthony Child, KMRU, Lady Starlight, Speedy J & Tom Moth | DIALOGUE out June 25, 2021 [download] | August 2021 [2x12"] on A-TON [A-TON LP13] Buy the album: Listen at Bandcamp: DIALOGUE was conceived as a series of musical letters written back and forth between Luke Slater, Anthony Child (aka Surgeon), KMRU, Lady Starlight, Speedy J and harpist Tom Moth (of Florence + the Machine) at the height of the pandemic between 2020 and early 2021. Using the common language of rhythmic ambient electronics, each DIALOGUE features three actors in a sonic conversation of longform improvisation between 15 and 25 minutes in length, with Luke Slater the common denominator. The results are a brooding, psychedelic exchange of melody, texture, bass, oscillation, key changes and volume swells, which organically merge into complete compositions. It’s music that both reflects and transcends the artists' common reality of isolation – a meditative, consciousness-expanding conversion of musical ideas born from necessity. Cosmic but not escapist. And very much of its time. Written & performed by Luke Slater, Anthony Child, Tom Moth Published by Mute Song, Copyright Control Mixed by Luke Slater at Spacestation Ø Mastered by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle Mastering & Vinylschnitt, Berlin Artwork by Christoph Keller. Layout by Yusuf Etiman. Release page:"

Travel setup, travel techno

video upload by Meska

"Quick techno track using my travel setup, gotharman LD3 & Plinky
Close you'r eyes and enjoy the travel !
all drums made with LD3 perc oscilator
reverb is plinky

Thank you fwor 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

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

GSE Patches for ASM Hydrasynth [Demo04:Patches031-040]

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2021

Auditioning more of my original ASM Hydrasynth patches available soon.
Stay tuned.

0:00 031 Futurescape | Sci-Fi Atmosphere
0:31 032 Wave Bass | 90s Digital Bass Synth
0:52 033 Strat of Mind | 80s Retro Strat
1:25 034 Undercurrent | Growling, Moody Pad
1:55 035 Think Tank | Slightly Pulsing Pad
2:26 036 Requiem | Dark Choir
3:00 037 Datastream Pad | Percolating Modulated Pad
3:41 038 Hydrastation | Wavestation Steam Pad
4:11 039 Next Gen | Stabby Pad w/ Movement
4:45 040 Mellotronix | Mellotron Strings + Ahhs

G-Storm Electro:

Ground Control: sequencer's essential guide

video upload by

00:00 Intro
00:20 Initial melodic patch
02:07 Pattern length and setting the numerical values
02:38 Live recording
03:24 Clearing the pattern
03:38 ARM recording
04:12 Glide/slide
05:04 101-style sequencing
06:27 Arpeggiator
07:01 Super latch
07:21 Recording the arpeggio
07:50 Transpose
08:30 Saving the patterns
08:56 Live pattern mode
09:32 Step editor
10:47 Ratchets
11:14 Probability
12:42 Nudge
13:03 Pattern direction
13:42 Drum rack patch
15:29 101-style drums input
15:43 x0x-style drum editing
15:57 live drums recording
16:50 Mute
18:28 Outro

DAS BOOT with the Korg Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1981)

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

all synthesizer sounds: Korg Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1981)
drums: E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
Everything is free. If you like my work, you can also support me with the purchase of my merchandise (shirts, bags, mugs, stickers) or one of my music albums. Thank you!"

Technosaurus Custom Selector System 1997 Black

via this auction

"This beauty is one of the rarest modular systems worldwide
probably the first ever on sale

probably 3 made in total

This unit has the following
6 x OSC
3 x Octal Subharmonic OSC
2 x VCF2
2 x Triple Resonator
4 x LFO
4 x VCA
2 x Dual Ring Modulator
2 x Dual Waveshaper
1 x Sample & Noise & Random
Many Multiples around 20

Working great with amazing sound , very unique
Nothing sounds like this , it has its own character

power supplies fully recapped

For the people that know this System
has the following issue
The jack inputs are plastic and are very easy to break
so we decided to replace all the jacks with high quality Amphenol with metal housing
A plastic ring is added on each of them to avoid ground issues

The unit tested and calibrated from our tech to the best of his knowledge
There is no service manual but he has found easily all the issues"

Logan Big Band 1980 Rare Italian String Machine Synth

via this auction

"Ultra rare string machine made by Logan in Italy. Great keybed, just serviced, fair cosmetic conditions. Missing one red button that can be easily made with a 3D printer."

Yamaha CS01 II Monophonic Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is the highly-desirable (and rare) second version of the CS01 with the 24db resonant filter."

Korg MiniKORG 700 Vintage Analog Synth Univox K-1

via this auction

"Early 70's Univox K-1 / Korg MiniKorg vintage analog synth (Univox K-1 was the brand designation in the US market) in excellent condition. It is a US Voltage synth (120 volts), so no converter required for use in the USA."

Sequential Circuits Pro One w/MIDI and Prophet-5 knob caps SN 1090

via this auction

Lexicon 224XL Digital Reverberator for Parts (ex-LucasFilm) SN 224-3785

via this auction

Lucas Arts IN 0107400

"ex-LucasFilm Lexicon 224XL rackmount unit, w/power supply and six original cards, as a parts unit. Or you can buy a clone LARC and SBC board, fabricate a front panel for it, and you'll be off and running as the owner of one of the best digital reverbs ever made.

The 224XL is a classic vintage reverb released in 1984, and used on hundreds of hits back in the day, and in many LucasFilm movies, since this one was owned by LucasFilm (Star Wars / Indiana Jones / Labyrinth, etc.) as shown by the sticker on the back panel. It still sounds incredible in the modern studio. The 224XL fits so well in the mix, perfect for drums, vocals, anything you throw at it.

FUNCTIONALITY: Unit not been tested for functionality. All the boards appear to be populated as shown in the photos. I bought this as a spare parts unit some time ago but never got around to using it (I don't own a fully functioning 224XL to test these cards in).

It is missing: 1) front panel (can be fabricated and silk-screened) 2) LARC remote and cable (a clone is available and originals show up from time to time) 3) SBC board (clones are available online). 4) May need a new power switch and power LED installed. The OPT slot was for an optional NVS memory board, a clone of which is also available online.

Lexicon 224XL case, DMEM, T&C, ARU, FPC, AIN, & AOUT cards (as shown), integrated power supply (standard US Voltage)."

Simmons SDS-6 Rare-as-hens-teeth Drum Sequencer w/MIDI

via this acution

"1984 Simmons SDS-6 vintage drum sequencer in excellent condition. I don't have to mention how rare this is, but I will. It is a US Voltage unit (117volts), so no converter required.

Simmons released about 100 of these units in the mid-80's as a way to program the Simmons drum brains. The SDS-6 can be used to trigger any drum synth (Tama TS series, Pearl Syncussion, Claptrap, etc.). This is one of the later ones, with factory MIDI and MIDI sync, which is also very rare. This is serial #82.

FUNCTIONALITY: Fully serviced last year by The Simmons Guy, who is well-known in the Simmons drum community. It has a new battery and all the big stuff in the PSU has been replaced (his words, not mine). He included a video before selling it to me, which is included below. I have tested it out and everything appears to function as it should with my SDS-V.

The physical appearance is extremely clean. This is a collector's quality unit. The face is practically flawless with some small marks here and there. Side panels can accept rack ears if you are so inclined. See photos for exact physical description.

Included is the SDS-6 and power cord. Manual is available online. Rare chance to acquire one of the rarest drum sequencers on the planet."

Dynacord ADD One SN 10100

via this auction

"Mythical and very rare Dynacord ADD One sampler. Packed with CEM filters. Triggers, midi, seperate outs. In good working condition although push buttons and sensitivity pots needs proper cleaning in order to work properly."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line

via this auction

"Vintage and VERY rare Roland TB-303 Synthesizer! Includes carrying case and original manual from when it was purchased in the 1970’s! Works like new! Well maintained and taken care of!"

Roland JX-3P Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ PG-200

via this auction

Minimoog Voyager Monosynth SN 1581

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog Plus SN 1438X

via this auction

Cosmotronic Vortex - Complex Oscillator (Demo)

video upload by Cosmotronic

"Two VCO's, each with a unique waveshaper and folder and a 2-pole low pass filter. An FM index bus lets you patch complex cross modulations using exponential and thru zero linear FM. The left VCO can be phase modulated, while the right VCO can be amplitude modulated, and everything under CV control.

All sounds coming from Vortex, envelopes and vca's come from Delta-v.
Everything 100% analog.


0:00 Right VCO - Noodling
3:37 Duophonic patch
4:57 Right VCO Sine out: Waveshaping, AM, FM
6:17 Right VCO jam, using CV envelopes
11:02 Right VCO main out, raw waveforms
11:28 Left VCO, raw waveforms
12:29 Modulation madness"

See this post for additional details on the Cosmotronic Vortex.

Patch Tuesday - Variable Wavemorpher with Select 2

video upload by Joranalogue Audio Design

"Did you know that Select 2 can handle audio as well as CV? In this #PATCHTUESDAY video, we're using the input selector switch on S2 to 'morph' between two waveforms, creating an ever-shifting hybrid signal. Add filtering to taste! #eurorack"

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

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