MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Dedicate Shortwave by Cray

"Initially recorded in 2014 using only the Buchla modular synthesizer in Kyneton, Australia.

This live improvised Buchla performance came about through my childhood love of listening to Shortwave Radio. In Australia we wouldn’t so much hear number stations it was more Indonesian Gamelan phasing in and out with alien like frequencies swooshing about. I would prefer to listen to shortwave over pop music as a child. It has made me the musician I am today.

Dedicate Shortwave appears now in 3 versions, all of same length with quite minimal differences. This is the enhanced 2021 version."

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Ten Set for November

Details via Chris MacAdams of The Seventh Wave:

The Seventh Wave
Festival of Electronic Music: Number Ten

Members of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’ (Dramatis) return to the live arena!

Tenth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a room for attendees to set up and show off their synth gear and a number of free live performances!

In March of 2020 the ninth ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ took place across three days – this was just before the UK went into its first National Covid-19 lockdown.

In November of 2021 the event returns and the tenth ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes place across three days.

For a relatively small festival The Seventh Wave continues to get some of the biggest names in electronic and progressive music. This time around you can feast your eyes (and ears!) on no less than three electronic/synth-pop legends.

On Friday evening, the headliner is Ian Boddy and Nigel Mullaney. Ian Boddy (DiN Record Label Owner) is one of the founding fathers of the electronic music scene in the United Kingdom. Nigel has worked regularly alongside Ian and releases electronic music on the DiN label, home of top artists such as Node, Markus Reuter, Chris Carter and much more.

On Saturday evening, the headliner is Fiat Lux — from the Latin for “let there be light”. Formed in 1982 and hailing from Wakefield in Yorkshire, England, they pioneered a unique sonic stamp, the influence of which is still felt today. Their pioneering blend was full of lush synthesizer textures, acoustic and electric keyboards, and studio effects – all anchored by Steve Wright’s emotive vocals with multi-instrumentalist David Crickmore providing guitar, bass, and keys.

On Sunday, it is the turn of Dramatis who are an English synth-pop band who were formed in the early 1980s. Chris Payne, Rrussell Bell, Cedric Sharpley, and Denis Haines were all originally members of Gary Numan's backing band. They formed Dramatis following Numan's announced retirement in April 1981.Chris Payne and Rrussell Bell are recording again as Dramatis and released 'A Torment of Angels' just before Covid reared its ugly head ….. this is a very rare opportunity to see Dramatis live (with the added bonus of a Q&A).

Tickets can be purchased for the individual paid events from Skiddle at and for the free event which runs from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm people can just turn up on the day, stay for a few minutes, or get hooked and end up of staying all day!"

Altın Gün - (Live on KEXP)

Altın Gün Live on KEXP with a Roland Juno-60 & SH-2. I beleive that's and SH-2 based on the four knobs and set of sliders to the left of them.

Note the video above and the video above are the same. They are just set to start at different tracks. The above should start with Cemalım and the below with Goca Dünya. Both do an interesting job at showcasing the two synths used in this musical context. Altın Gün is based out of Amsterdam. They perform psychedelic rock covers of classic Turkish/Anatolian folk music.

Altın Gun

California Highway 58 Part 2: Tehachapi, Mojave and the Desert

video upload by CatSynth TV

California Highway 58 posts

"Part 2 of our three-part series along California Highway 58. In this segment we travel from the town of Tehachapi east out of the mountains and into the desert, along the edges of the town of Mojave, California City, and Edwards Air Force Base. Along the way, we cross Highway 14 at one of my favorite interchanges.

The music features synthesizers and electronics by Amanda Chaudhary with drums by G Calvin Weston. It combines West Coast metal, No Wave, and other styles.

Synthesizers and software instruments:
Buchla Red Panel 158 and 156m
Arturia CMI V
Arturia OB-Xa V
EastWest Ministry of Rock 2
Minimoog Model D
Mutable Instruments Plaits
Metasonix R-53
Qu-Bit Prism
Arturia CS-80 V
Sequential Prophet 12
Synthesis Technology E-350 Morphing Terrarium
Strymon Magneto
Arturia Solina V
Arturia Pigments
Arturia Stage 73
Arturia Piano V
Big Fish Audio Grindhouse
AudioThing Wires and Reels"


Drug Store Romeos - Frame Of Reference

video upload by DrugStoreRomeosVEVO

Anyone recognize the Casio? Thought it might be a prop, but here it is live:

Drug Store Romeos - Frame of Reference (Live @ YES, The Pink Room, Manchester)
video upload by Tom Whitham

It appears to be covering percussion / drum duties as well as synths.

Found this one on Marty's Daily Album Picks.

Roland SH-2

video upload by SyntheticMachines

"A two part demo made with the Roland SH-2.
As always a multitrack recording with some fx.

Intro: all sounds Roland SH-2
Part 1: Roland SH-2, drums: Roland TR 606
Part 2: all sounds Roland SH-2"

Temporal Distortion - Nina Richards

video upload by Nina Richards

"Time feels like it's behaving oddly at the moment."

Prophet 6 String, Tweak preset 328

video upload by

"Impromptu tweak of preset 328 Prophet 6 String. Kind of an unusual name for this preset since it sounds more like bells."

ACID JAM // Gotharman's TinyLD // #TTNM


"I created some acid techno sounds on Gotharman's TinyLD workstation while I was camping and then recorded this little performance after I got home :-) It's all internal digital sounds, using the current firmware's oscillator and filter models. So no sampling and I also didn't enable the dual analog filter board I have installed in this Tiny Little Deformer 3.

More info:

I love to hear from you and talk about synths and stuff, so always feel welcome to post a comment or send me an e-mail to: ➤"


Generative Chillout Track From Scratch! (iPads and Hardware)

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"I'll be making a chilled, downtempo track using generative sequencing techniques."


YAMAHA RM1X Step Sequencer Groovebox Drum Machine Synthesizer SN PP02086

via this auction

You can find demos of the RM1X in previous posts. Check out the mini RM1X here.

Korg Oasys 76 Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"Superb condition and fully functional in every detail Korg Oasys 76 key synth with Exs-1, Exs-2, Str-1, Lac-1, and Mod-7 upgrades. Memory upgrade and latest software version. Comes with cover, sustain pedal, manual, disks and power cable."

Sequential Prophet 12 Limited White Edition Hybrid Digital/Analog Synthesizer 63/100

via this auction

"This is 1 of only 100 Limited Edition P12’s made and as well as having a stunningly good sound with fantastic delay section..."

White Roland MKS-7

via this auction

"JUNO-106 sound module + TR-707 rhythm machine + extra BASS synthesizer are in this box."

Roland SH-101 BLUE w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

Roland SH-3A SN 513489

via this auction

"Roland SH-3A rare vintage analog synthesizer 1975.

In absolutely fantastic condition, most surfaces completely blemish or weathering free. Rare to find one in this condition, sounding fantastic too!

Cased, with the original power cabling nicely contained in the still operating door compartment for storage. Only issue with the unit is a small chip out of one of the knobs, picture included, barely noticeable unless handling the dial directly, and some aging of the blue material lining the lid, however while used this isn't a direct part of the synth.

Rare piece of kit in even rarer condition."

Korg Synthe-Bass (model SB-100) Keyboard SN 150150

via this auction

"Korg's Synthe-Bass (model SB-100) which, from the serial number, I believe dates to 1975. It has been in my possession in a cupboard for over 30 years and not used in that time (I cannot play keyboards). I have plugged it in and connected to a small guitar practice amp and makes the noises I presume it's meant to make, so all seems OK. I would still recommend that the buyer checks out everything for electrical safety due to its age. It's fairly heavy..."

Elektron SidStation SN F10100704-81

via this auction

"The Sidstation was the first synthesizer ever released by Elektron. It utilized the legendary MOS6581 chip, used in the Commodore 64 home computer and famous for its gritty aggressive sound."

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction

" The only complaint I have is that the midi will go wonky. It will send and receive midi, but when recording through midi the audio will go kind of wild. It is almost as if the modulation spazzes when passing midi. That aside, when recording as usual the unit works perfectly and sounds beautiful. Also, one key has a small chip and bubble."

Roland JX-8P - Analog Synthesizer (1985)

video upload by Hard Sync

"Playing around on a selfmade Patch on the JX-8P. Pure analog sound. No external FX used."

Poly Hector Review // Does it make modular dreams come true? // vs Beebo and full tutorial

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:35 vs Beebo
3:20 Patching
8:15 MIDI learn
8:55 Spotlight
10:25 This setup
12:15 Fripp patch
13:20 Latency
14:15 Mutable ports
16:05 Rings
16:50 Into Clouds
17:30 Marbles
18:20 Grids
20:10 Euclidean seq
21:15 Loopler
22:20 Competition
24:45 Pros & cons
29:25 Outro

Lyra Springs // Lyra8, Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal [free samples]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Picked up a Light Pedal spring reverb to make creepy drones for an upcoming project. It seems to be up to the task.

I also sampled some of these sounds, which you can grab for free here:"

easel / pulsar

video upload by studio snippets


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

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