MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 6, 2021

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Monday, September 06, 2021

Fred's Lab ZeKit 4 Voice Paraphonic Microsynth Coming to SUPERBOOTH21

via Fred's Lab

"For SuperBooth 2021, Fred's Lab drops ZeKit: a new 4 voice paraphonic microsynth, featuring a simple step sequencer, digital waveforms, an analog VCF, VCA & 2x AR envelopes. The instrument can be controlled using MIDI (notes & clock) and has both a sync and audio inputs. External audio sources can be mixed in or be processed through the VCF / VCA.

This synth is available in two versions:

- the DIY KIT version (requires soldering)
- the fully assembled version

Electronic music roots in building one’s own gear and this is what ZeKit is about.

This synth has been engineered to be an uncomplicated kit, from its schematics to its user operation, while providing great and powerful vintage & modern sounds, straight at its output. Compared to many kits, ZeKit isn’t a toy! You'll end up with an instrument that generates serious tones, gracefully synchronizes, and will nicely integrate your studio setup or follows you on tour, thanks to its compact size.

Being accessible to DIY beginners, ZeKit offers a lot to learn about analog and digital electronics for music gear, from building it and later playing it. A comprehensive and well illustrated, 30+ pages assembly guide (pdf) will assist you at each building step, from start to finish. This guide also includes ZeKit complete schematics and bill of materials, as well as a detailed explanation of the inner working of all circuit blocks.

Last but not least, most ZeKit design files are provided under Creative Commons and Open Source licences, allowing you to get inspired, modify, improve and distribute your creations, within the limitation of non-commercial use.

ZeKit is an adventure, it's yours! Build it and succeed!


• 129 EUR w/ VAT – DIY Kit Version
Includes: PCB, all components, housing, printed quickstart

• 179 EUR w/ VAT – Already Assembled Version
Includes: Assembled ZeKit, printed quickstart

• 12 EUR w/ VAT - Universal Power Adapter (optional)
Please reuse any compatible one you own already

• 6 EUR w/ VAT – Battery kit + set of AAA batteries (optional)

From the 01/10/2021, ZeKit will be available to order directly from our website

The first batch is a limited run of 100 units which are available immediately.

New Retrokits RK008 Pocket Calculator Sequencer Coming to SUPERBOOTH21

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

via @retrokitsdev

"RK008 in the wild! Two weeks to go until #superbooth so if you want to check out the next small BIG thing in real-time multitrack #midi recording booth W430 is the place to be!"

Reminded me of the Brother MDI-40 multitrack MIDI recorder. Brother made calculators as well.

JEN Synx 508

video upload by M&M

"Hello everybody my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ and vintage Synth .
In this video i show you the test after restoration of one rare Jan Synx 508 ."

Additional JEN Synx 508 posts

[patch] Taped Strings (Blofeld)

video upload by Synthesizer Video Service

"In this video, I'm showing how to program a simple but effective mellotron type of sound. We are going to talk about band pass filters, pitch changing modulations and the mod wheel as a patch changer.

[00:00] Intro
[00:40] Wavetables
[01:49] Modulation Sources
[03:35] Wavetable Modulations
[04:39] Noise and Dirt
[06:15] Filters
[07:43] Modulation Matrix
[10:00] Second Patch by Mod Wheel
[12:38] Final Patch

If you want to get the empty Blofeld patch sheet (PDF), scroll down on this page:

If you are interested in Blofeld sound packs, have a look on my shop:"

The 1982 Roland SRE 555 / RE 501 Chorus Echo with Emulator II, Jupiter 6 demo

video upload by

Synthesizer Video Service Blofeld posts

"The 1982 Chorus Echo from Roland marked the end of the Tape Echo, I find these units make you go “mmmMMM…” which, in this case, means.. magical, mysterious, mesmerising and mechanical! ..this unit provides a ghostly, dream-state-like ambience to just about anything you put into it. Sit back, relax and come on a journey back to 1982 thru to current day with the help of some sounds from the E-mu Emulator II, the Roland Jupiter 6 & the MPC X ..through this mesmerising mechanical machine.

I requested an interview with the engineer of the Chorus Echo, but he declined due to the fact he doesn’t like repeating himself 😂 🤦🏻‍♂️

0:00 Intro blabbing / About
1:08 How it works
5:05 Chorus effect
6:20 S on S (Sound on Sound)
7:50 Reverb effect
8:40 Direct Switch
9:00 A+B Outputs
9:30 Repeat / Single Switch
9:57 Echo Modes
11:43 Remote Switches
12:40 Emulator II-intro / Loony Garden
14:00: Emulator II-Orchestra Warm Up
16:15 Emulator II-Flute Harp Echo
17:57 Emulator II-By the Lake
21:23 Jupiter 6-intro / AI Retribution
22:36 Jupiter 6-The Chorus Chord Choir
24:06 Jupiter 6-Robot World
27:26 MPC X-intro / Slappers Delight
29:48 MPC X-0.15" crunch"

Sequential Take 5 Synthesizer // First Impressions, Sound Demos & Walkthrough

video upload by BoBeats

00:00 intro & unboxing
01:56 sound demos & making a beat
07:24 walkthrough & patch examples
22:10 first impressions, pros & cons, alternatives

Prophet REV 2 - sound demo by Jexus

video upload by Jexus / WCOG

Presets available for purchase at

"No talking demo of DSI / Sequential Prophet REV-2 (8 voice version). Sounds & video editing by Jexus-WC Olo Garb.

Reminder: Knobcon Number Nine Set for Next Weekend, Sept 10-12

"Knobcon Number Nine is set to kick off this Friday, September 10 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg with two full days of synthesizer and pro-audio exhibits, informative lectures and workshops and live music throughout the weekend.

Two Days of Informative Workshops

The Littoral Myth: Dismantling a Coastal Metaphor with the undisputed king of YouTube Synthesizer videos, Marc Doty.

Sampling, Re-Sampling, and Generative Sequences with Circuit Rhythm & Tracks with Novation Technology Evangelist, Enrique Martinez.

Presenting Electronic Sound Naturally with synthpop polymath, Jon Sonnenberg.

Additive Synthesis with Synergy presented by long-time Synergist, Fred Becker.

Simplifying Complexity: Live Rig Breakdown, a show and tell by Suit & Tie Guy.

Learn the basics of Synth DIY and soldering with build workshops where you can build an EasyEi8ht Step Sequencer with Modular for the Masses, or a 2hp MiniAtt 2hp Utility module with Zlob Modular.

New this year is the Lecture Luncheon, an informal get together on Sunday afternoon where attendees can further interrogate any of our presenters about their ideas.

Door Prize Giveaway

On Sunday, attendees can enter the drawing for a chance to win one of over twenty door prizes including Nu:Tekt NTS-1 synthesizers from Korg USA, an Uno Drum from IK Multimedia and a gift box full of patch cables and accessories from Hosa Technology.

Live Music Friday and Saturday

Welcome Reception (Friday Night) - Kri Samadhi, Moot Booxlé vs Cory Flanigan, Suit & Tie Guy vs Alexis Rogers, Also Special Guests

Knobcon Big Room (Saturday Night) - Trovarsi vs Nasty Nachos, Scott Danesi, Glacial 23, North Coast Modular Collective Relay Performance

Knobcon Chill-Out Room (Saturday Night) – Dysonant, Valcove, Meridian Alpha, Aaron Higgins, Witchbutter, R. Mann

Knobcon Number Nine is September 10th through the 12th, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Chicagoland. Tickets are $60 and are available for purchase at"

Gotharman's Urano: Sample Pitch V2

video upload by gotharman

"Showing how easy the new Sample Pitch V2 effect can turn a beat into something truly delightful... The samplings are from the Drum Drops Premier kit."

How to sidechain with Gotharman LD3

video upload by Meska

"Here a quick demo how to make sidechain with the gotharman LD3.

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

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

Korg MicroKorg XL/XL+ "Cosmica" 64 ambient presets

video upload by LFOstore

"#korg #microkorgxl #xl #microkorgxl+ #demo
Its really hard to believe that such beautiful sounds are coming from such a tiny synth!

Welcome to the “Cosmica” soundset for the Korg MicroKorg XL
We discovered that MicroKorg XL is a great machine for hi quality ambient sounds.V


64 most beatiful, warm, analog & deep sounds immediately ready to go in your sound production including:

*Massive string, CS spirit strings
*Evolving cosmic pads & drones
*Beautiful sharp plucks & poly
*Motion arps, sequences

All the sounds are handmade & reacting on velocity & modulation wheel.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation


Moog Subsequent 25 & Sub Phatty 64 Bass Patches (Custom Bank of Presets). Sound Demo/No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Bass Rig' is a collection of 64 bass presets for Moog Subsequent 25 and Sub Phatty.

🎧 Get the soundset:

The soundset is universal, the basses are suitable for all genres of electronic music, including Techno, House, Trance, Lounge, Downtempo, Funk, Disco, Pop, Acid, Hardcore, IDM, Drum'n'Bass, Breaks, Breakbeat, Trap, Electro, Ambient, Dubstep, EDM, Synth-Pop and others.

The patches cover a great variety of bass tones: soft and aggressive, slow and punchy, deep and bright...

Patches' volume levels are set close to each other, you won't get sudden volume spikes or drops while switching the patches.

ModWheel is set for every patch. Some presets use Filter EG as the mod source, some use free or synced LFO. The octave selector is also saved in an optimal value.

#moog #subsequent25 #subphatty"

Tempestuous: Moog Model 10 and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

video upload by Rhythmicons

"I see what Matt Morton meant when he said that the 901s were like a hive of bees."

Analogue Beets

video upload by Rhythmicons

"A Moog Model 10 and a Dave Smith Instruments Tempest are healthy snacks for any connoisseur's nutritional regimen."

YOUTH 8500 POV Modular Synth Analog Live #Shorts

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Blue Model AnalogFX SER-2020 Synthesizer, Inspired by the Synton Syrinx

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me. You can find a black model posted back in 2020 here.

via marktplaatz:

"The SER-2020 is a monophonic semi-modular analog synthesizer with an formant filter section, designed to use as standalone synthesizer or in combination with Eurorack modules. Inspired by the Synton Syrinx added the flexibility of an MS-20. Its filter design features a combination of a 24dB/octave VC Low Pass Filter, and two independent Resonant VC Peak Filters for formant sound shaping. The sound is ranging from solid bass sounds to articulated formant sound effects. The touch ‘n bend Control together with the MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) capabilities makes the SER-2020 a dynamic controllable instrument. Flexible routing makes the SER-2020 a suitable synth for sound effects.

Key Specifications:
2 VCO’s (CEM3340 based)
1 Sub-Oscillator
Ring Modulator
Noise Generator
Audio Mixer
Multi-Mode Sync & Sync D-Tune
3 VCF’s (CEM3350 based)
2 ADSR’s
2 LFO’s with Reset & Shaper Modes
Multiple Triggering
Touch ‘N Bend Pad
Bend Assign
Sample and Hold
Semi Modular Setup – CV inputs and outputs
Signal and Headphone output.
MIDI interface
USB MIDI interface
MPE compatible"

Yamaha SY77 / TG77 ROM Cards

Synth Ethnic ROM Card VC7707 produced by Akira Inoue via this auction

"Arguably the hardest to find, most rare ROM card for the SY/TG77 and SY99 synthesizers. This amazing selection of ethnic/world based synth sounds comes toward the end of Yamaha’s SY/TG77 era. Timeless sounds."

JSPA Vol. 2 ROM Card VC7706 via this auction

One of the much harder to find ROM cards available for the Yamaha SY/TG77 and SY99 synthesizers. Another fantastic example of Yamaha’s output of timeless sound design."

JSPA Vol. 1 ROM Card VC7705 via this auction

"One of the much harder to find ROM cards available for the Yamaha SY/TG77 and SY99 synthesizers complete with its case and insert. Another fantastic example of Yamaha’s output of timeless sound design."

Drums 1 ROM Card Set via this auction

"Secret weapon selection of very classy late 80s early 90s drum waveforms and patches for the SY/TG77 and SY99 synthesizers. Superb additional patches ranging from electric pianos to basses and pads as well. Very underrated and musical card set."

Access Virus Dark Star Ti2

via this auction

Tangible Waves AE Modular Complete System Synthesizer

via this auction

"A complete AE modular system in a 3-row Rack (3x16 AE module units); containing the following modules:

FILTER (Wasp type)
4 I/O
4 I/O
4 I/O"

Bugbrand Red Row

via this auction

"This is the perfect rig for destroying drums."

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer (Just Serviced)

via this auction

"Fully functional Roland Juno-16 in excellent condition. Cosmetic condition I would rate 8.5/10 - 9/10 condition with a few minor marks here and there but still looks really clean.

Has just been serviced (09/02). Service notes include:
replacing 6 voice chips with modern clones for another lifetime of reliability,
Replacing all 34 tactile switches,
Cleaning all pots and sliders
Upgraded 3 prong AC Connector,
Replacing battery with battery clip and new battery for easy solder-less battery swaps in the future.
Everything is fully functional. All sliders, keys, buttons, pots and jacks work as they should.
Memory stores perfectly."

Oberheim OB-8 Great Condition w/ Factory MIDI

via this auction

Check out the last pic for some choice gear in the background including a small E-mu Modular.

"The Oberheim OB-8 is the height of 80s fat analog polyphonic goodness. If you want to make gorgeous pads, analog choirs, lush filtery leads - this synth is pure magic. Very flexible polyphonic with quite a few tricks up its sleeves. Syncable oscillators. Two or four pole filters. Arpeggiator! This one has factory midi installed.

This particular OB-8 was recently gone through and serviced by Allison at Bell Tone Synthworks in Philadelphia. Works perfectly."

ASM Hydrasynth - This Synthesizer can sound like a car exhaust

video upload by Seancool [Music]

Synthesizer and Tools:
Akai MPC ONE Retro Edition
ASM Hydrasynth Desktop

Patchcreator: Seancool [Music]
All what you hear is only the Hydra.

Glitch - PHENOL Jam

video upload by KilpatrickAudio

Soft Loop - PHENOL Jam

video upload by KilpatrickAudio

"Check out David Waldman as he creates beautiful textures on the PHENOL Patchable Analog Synthesizer."

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

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