MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 6, 2021

Friday, August 06, 2021

Hologram | A Hologram Microcosm ambient demo

video upload by MIDERA

"The Hologram Microcosm came today. It sat only for a few minutes on the front porch. I wasn't home. My neighbor had to take it in. I was with my wife at the hospital - seeing whether she was in active labor or not.

She wasn't. We were a bit defeated and came home to eat pizza and watch Lord of the Rings. But then she was too tired, so I came down to my studio and plugged in the Microcosm and tested it out.

Mostly - you will hear it on its own as I cycle through different effects. I think I still need to learn how to use it though, but I made some little ambient piece that might hopefully give you some of its flavor. The effects knob was completely 100% (i.e., 100% wet effect). This is why I didn't really think it was worth bringing up my Polysix as the star of the show, because it wasn't.

No other FX added."

Oberheim Matrix 6R Rackmount Polysynth SN K64 0639

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"1980's Oberheim Matrix 6R, great working condition over all. The volume slider is a tad dirty but the unit sounds absolutely incredible. Average rack rash, all functions are 100%. Includes AC power cable.

Polyphony - 6 voices Oscillators - 12 DCO's at 2 per voice Layers - Single / Split / 2-part Multitimbral Memory - 100 patches, 50 splits Filter - 1 lowpass resonant filter VCA - 2 VCA + 3 Multimode Envelopes LFO - 2 (plus 1 for vibrato effect) Control - MIDI In/OUT/THRU"

Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar Synthesizer

via this auction

Introducing the Roland Juno 106 Analog Synthesizer from 1984

video upload by TONELAB

"In this viewtorial, I provide an in depth look at all the features on one of Roland's most popular synthesizers.. the notorious Juno 106 from 1984, the first of the Juno's with MIDI!

First up, a small demo noodle, then a short introduction.. then a comprehensive walk-through of all the features including 'how to back up your patches' with the Tape Interface!

Plus, a big shout out to all the Tonelab-tubers out there who've helped me reach a thousand members ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿฟ

0:00 Demo
0:57 Introduction to the Juno 106
1:40 Patch Shift
2:00 Hold Pedal
2:20 Master Tune
2:40 SysEx
3:40 Manual Button
3:52 LFO
6:21 DCO
11:25 HPF
12:49 VCF
21:10 VCA
22:43 ENV
25:40 Chorus
27:10 MIDI button
27:48 Key Transpose
28:48 Poly Modes
30:38 Portamento
32:30 Bender
35:18 Patch Write
36:38 Function
37:10 Memory Protect
37:35 Tape Interface (saving and loading patches)"

KORG 707 Demo & Review by Katsunori UJIIE

video upload by musictrackjp

Patchwerks Seattle Staff Favorite: Erica Synths Black Sequencer

video upload by

"In this video resident expert Nick Bigelow demonstrates why he loves the Erica Synths Black sequencer.

The Black Sequencer features 4 channels with CV, gate and modulation outputs, up to 64 step sequences that can be chained into songs, independent track time divisions, multiplications and lengths. It includes a built-in quantizer, LFOs, envelope generators, parameter randomization, a MIDI in/out and many other features essential for composing and performing electronic and experimental music. Even though it provides many programmable parameters per step, it’s intuitive, easy and straightforward to use, and we believe that it will become a master controller for many modular setups.

Order the Erica Synths Black Sequencer here:

Order the Arturia Keystep 37 here:
Demo by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

ARP 2600 w GRP R24 Sequencer + Swiss Daisy DSP

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"The GRP Synthesizer company's R24 sequencer is driving two voices on the ARP 2600 and a third voice provided by the Swiss Daisy DSP module, in "pluck voice" mode, with delay and reverb.
I'm using several features of the R24 including:
3 separate sequences (CV/Gate out ; MIDI also available)
Some sequences use the "ratchet" feature to double gate a single step.
The second row is only 6 steps, to provide a poly-rhythm for greater complexity (less monotonous ).

Thanks to my long time friend Rod Scott for loaning me the GRP R24. Check out his channel:"

Fenix IV demo and discussion

video upload by This Is Not Rocket Science

"Fenix IV production progress and Q&A"

04 by Andy Rivas & Reminder: Today is BandCamp Friday!

Just a reminder, today is BandCamp Friday when BandCamp waives its fees to support artists. Today is a good day to pick anything up on your radar. Be sure to see the MATRIXSYNTH Support page for BandCamp links!

Below is some info on Andy Rivas via Tone Tweakers.

"Pictured above is our beloved friend and loyal customer Andy Rivas in his South Carolina studio. He’s been buying vintage synths from us for 22 years. Purchases include the following meticulously serviced pieces: EMS VCS3, Korg MS20, ARP 2600 and Sequencer, Studio Electronics Midimini, Roland Juno-106, TB-303, RE-201, Octave Cat, Ensoniq Fizmo and Yamaha DX7. Andy’s recent music has been featured on episodes 57 and 82 of Jamie Lidell’s "Hanging Out with Audiophiles". Andy says: “You never know what you’re going to get these days when you’re buying vintage gear. Tone Tweakers is the only vintage gear seller I trust.” We’re really proud of the great tracks Andy’s made with our gear. Please check out his unique brand of acid-influenced techno at"

SILHOUETTE eins - synthesizer (Demo 2021)

video upload by Pit Przygodda

"This is my 2021 built synthesizer 'Silhouette eins'. (prototype)

It is an optical soundtrack synthesizer: Optical shapes are transformed into musical waves for audio and modulation in real time.


It is the successor of former prototypes (2017 - 2019).
'Silhouette eins' now extends the concept by the use of the generated waves not only for audio but also for modulation."

"VIDEOVOX is a synthesizer which transfers video-data into audio-data.
It´s a prototype, programmed under Pure-Data.
More info: Thanks,
Pit Przygodda"

See the ANS Label below for additional synths that transform images to audio.

Spitfire Audio Introduce LABS Synth Strings for Free

video upload by Spitfire Audio

"Download LABS Synth Strings for FREE:

๐ŸŒž Save 40% on individual libraries and up to 50% with Collections during Summer Sale: - Offer ends Aug. 8th

These classic synth textures have been created from the infamous Solina String Ensemble — a 70s string synthesiser, used on countless iconic disco and rock records. From fuzzy, warm vibrations to bright stabs that cut through the mix, LABS Synth Strings has been recorded at Spitfire HQ by Harry Wilson & Hannah Roberts-Owen, and comes complete with sampled modulation and processed pads — equally at home on a Herbie-style record as it is on a Blade Runner-style blockbuster template."

Synthesiser Club SH101 Sequencer

video upload by zack dagoba

"Synthesiser Club part three featuring Roland SH101, 100M, EMS VCS3 (awesome baseline machine!) and Moog Modular"

Synthesiser Club posts

Automat - Droid - Recreation

video upload by Luke Million

""Droid" by Automat is a synth classic. It was created by Romano Musumarra and Claudio Gizzi in 1978 using a one off prototype of a synth called the MCS70. ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐ŸŽน"

J Gran - ์ œ์ด๊ทธ๋žœ ์—ฐ์Šต์‹ค Sequential Prophet Rev2 Videos

videos uploaded by J Gran - ์ œ์ด๊ทธ๋žœ ์—ฐ์Šต์‹ค

1. 21.08.06. synth recording (Sequential - Prophet Rev2)
2. 21.07.19. making (Synth: Prophet Rev2)
3. ๐Ÿš€ 21.07.07. making ๐Ÿ›ธ (Synth: Prophet Rev2)
4. 21.05.28. freestyle
5. synth psychedelic ๐ŸŒ€
6. Synth Rock'n'Roll ๐ŸŽธ

Casio DH-100 Digital Horn - Repair and Tech Walkthrough

video upload by Synthesizer Keith

00:00 Play In
00:11 Introduction
03:14 Fault Investigation
04:37 Disassembly
05:11 Power Circuit Fault
06:46 Circuit Description
13:38 Repair
14:40 Breath Tracking on Oscilloscope
17:31 Internal Sounds
19:22 MIDI Demo
21:12 Play Out

Bad Gear - Akai MPX-8 - Most Epic Fail???

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Akai MPX-8. Is this affordable little sample player the most epic fail in the history of music production???

00:00 Intro tune
01:28 Overview
05:27 Hate
05:56 Jam 1
07:16 Jam 2
08:27 Finale
08:57 Verdict"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60 MK1 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Original MK 1 2004 version of the classic Elektron Monomachine 6 voice digital synthesizer.

Features are the same as the newer MK2 versions but without user waveform capabilities (DPro DDRW and DENS machines).
Also the outputs are slightly hotter on the MK2, however I have experienced no issues with the signal to noise ratio and recordings sound excellent. "

Kurzweil K150 Expander K150FS Fourier Additive Synthesizer SN 10001401

via this auction

BRAND: Kurzweil

MODEL: K150 Expander

FUNCTION: Rackmount Forier Additive Synthesizer

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for the ultra-rare K150FS Fourier Additive Synthesizer. This is the most desirable K150 model because it can be programmed with optional software (not included).

Serial #860600002
P/N/ : 10001401

KORG X-911 SN 272035 w/ Original Red Gig Bag

via this auction

CHOPPED Original Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 w/ MIDI

video upload by ben allen

via this auction

"This is an original vintage Prophet 10 that has been professionally chopped to make it more useful for stage and studio. This is the PERFECT Prophet 10 for smaller control rooms and touring rigs. Each individual Prophet 5 module is MIDI controlled and can be separately accessed via MIDI. A button on the front panel switches the controls from one Prophet module to the other, making editing patches fast and easy. Also, the two machines can be played together via the same midi channel or separately for two different parts. The Prophet 10 also comes with the outboard sequencer although I've not been able to locate the ribbon connector for it."

Electronic Music Laboratories Electrocomp EML-101

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx 4 Voice Synthesizer (1994) SN MX001285

via this auction, also on Reverb

Waldorf Mini Works 4Pole SN 954800276

"This great filter is the early 9v AC version, with the SEM filter, very raw and powerful sounding"

SEM filter? The SEM is a state variable 2-Pole. Via Wikipedia: "The SEM featured a two-pole filter that could operate as a lowpass, high-pass, bandpass, or band-reject filter, giving it a different sound than the filters of the Moog or ARP filters popular at the time."

Anyone know what this is about?

Polyend Medusa and Strymon Nightsky

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"I particularly love when I manage to create a sound that is alive on its own, that evolves, changes, finds its way. It's something that really feels like you've given birth to something."

Expert Sleepers - Analogue Modules

videos by Sound Isles

1. Lorelei (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) - Expert Sleepers
2. Beatrix (Phaser) - Expert Sleepers
3. Ivo (Voltage Controlled Filter) - Expert Sleepers

Sam Pomanti plays KORG prologue

video upload by KORG INC.

"B'zใ‚„ใ‚ญใƒ ・ใƒŸใƒƒใƒใ‚งใƒซใจๆดปๅ‹•ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹Sam Pomantiๆฐใซprologueใ‚’ๅผพใ„ใฆ้ ‚ใๅฐ่ฑกใ‚’ใŠ่žใใ—ใพใ—ใŸ。"

"We asked Sam Pomanti, who works with B'z and Kim Mitchell, to play prologue and hear his impressions."

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