MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

TR707 blinkenlights Screen Replacement for the Roland TR-707



This one is in via @dylab

via synth.ewancolsell.com:

"One of the bad things that can happen to a TR707 is the LCD becoming Damaged, either by exposure to too much sunlight, liquid damage, bad luck, etc.

Whilst it is entirely possible to use a TR707 without looking at the screen, it isn't much fun. after repeatedly hearing people on the internet, searching in vain for replacement tr707 screens, i decided to have a go at making a replacement. my tr727 screen works perfectly, so it's a perfect opportunity to develop a replacement.

i was originally going to do this with an OLED, but finding a cheap one the right size was kind of hard. So i decided to go down a different path. Lots of little Leds and a couple of Led controller chips.

There are few question marks for this project still, especially regarding power consumption, i'm going to have to determine experimentally how little power i can get it to consume, by running the leds at the lowest possible duty cycle.

Also tbd is a nice way of attaching it to the TR707 without drilling holes in it.

This is only part of the screen replacement project, the other half is the MCU that will decode the data from the TR707 CPU. i'm sure that's going to have a few surprises."

Housyrudiment2

"K-teck rudiment tested with DSI Evolver patches, drums by Microtonic and InstaHaus plug from Live 11"

Novation & Sequential Synth Bundle Giveaway



via Novation, where you can enter for a chance to win the giveaway:

"We've teamed up with our Focusrite Group family member, Sequential, to bring you the ultimate synth and controller bundle worth over $1,900 USD.

(1) Novation Launchkey 37 [MK3]
(1) Novation Circuit Tracks
(1) Sequential Prophet Rev2 8 Voice desktop synth

Launchkey is Novation's intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in a DAW and with external hardware, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

Circuit Tracks is the agile groovebox for creating and performing electronic music without resistance. Two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks expand your sonic capabilities, and samples across four drums tracks can be loaded via microSD and shaped to perfection. Builtin FX polish your sounds. Two dedicated MIDI tracks and a built-in battery make it ideal for multi-device setups and for creators on the move.

A modern classic reinvented. The Prophet Rev2 desktop module by Sequential is just as powerful and easy to use as its counterpart, the Prophet Rev2 keyboard. The module has the same controls with the same ease of use as the keyboard version. Best of all, it sounds just as awesome, because it’s exactly the same on the inside — Dave Smith’s reimagining of his now-classic Prophet ’08 poly synth. The Prophet Rev2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. The result is a true analogue powerhouse.

This giveaway ends September 14th and is available to participants with a US mailing address only.

Sign up now."

How to add space to your patches


video upload by Omri Cohen

"Here are the patches - https://patchstorage.com/how-to-add-s...

00:00 - Introduction
00:28 - End of cycle
05:48 - Bernoulli gate
11:21 - Comparator
18:17 - Comparator splitting voices
22:04 - Clock dividers"

Omri's Links:
"The Basics of Modular Synthesis series of videos - https://bit.ly/modularbasics
If you just want to buy me a coffee :) - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/omricohen
Consider joining me on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/omricohen
Patching techniques and ideas document - https://bit.ly/3o1Q3Sg

Mordax DATA



via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

ASM Hydrasynth Explorer: Making Noise in Nature


video upload by Sarah Belle Reid

"In this video I spend the day enjoying the outdoors and making some ambient and noisy patches on the new ASM Hydrasynth Explorer that are inspired by the world around me. I also share a technical comparison of the Hydrasynth Explorer, Hydrasynth Desktop, and Hydrasynth Keyboard units, along with my personal takeaways on the instruments."

LXR-02 tutorial - Part 4: Patterns


video upload by Richard DeHove

"Part four of a getting started guide for the Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine. This is with a beta version of firmware 1.2. This tutorial covers the fundamentals of patterns with a focus on the pattern generator. The generator is a Euclidean pattern generator but is so fast and versatile it's useful as a starter in just about any situation. The tutorial also looks at pattern and track lengths and clearing tracks.
This was also going to cover song mode but (and please test this for yourself) I believe there's a bug in song mode where the song plays backs patterns one-higher than the saved pattern number. So if your song says play back patterns 1, 2 and 3 it will actually play patterns 2, 3 and 4. As soon as this is fixed I'll do a video on song mode!
Note also in the pattern generator page that "mrp" is a morph control and will also be covered in a separate video.

0:00 The pattern generator
3:00 Saving and copying patterns
3:30 Clearing tracks
4:50 Copying tracks
6:42 Generator example 2
7:50 Track length - various methods

My site: https://richarddehove.com/

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/richarddehove"

LXR-02 tutorials by Richard DeHove

Rare SYNTON Holland Modules



via these auctions

Synton MXA-3015

"3-1 mixer with unity-gain input."

Synton 2VCA-3209

"Dual VCA with positive gain-offset controls. This can be used for feeding a sound to the output without an envelope while testing or tuning. Uses rare chip"

Synton VCO-3021

"Uses a Curtis chip. Triangle, saw and variable pulse outputs, hard sync and PWM inputs."

Synton 2LFO-3223

"Dual LFO with VC speed. Square and triangle outputs. Uses obsolete chip Ca3080"

Synton PRM/NRG-3211

"Ring modulator, white/pink noise with level control, VLF noise with level control. Uses deleted chip CA3080."

SYNTON Analog VCA 709 + Spacer 301/ Modular 500 "A RARE Synton VCA, I have never seen one for sale anywhere. Also has a blank spacer for equal siding. Fill it into your modular kit and add some Synton prize sound from the Fenix 1 or 2."

The Completely Incomplete Tanzbar 2 tutorial?


video upload by Cave Way

"Yo! Whats good? Some asked so you all shall receive. Not really a tutorial guy, but regardless here's how I use the TB2. Focus is on minimal house (with a side of funky shuffle). The 'Techno' I make is much more experimental and effect driven... and wouldn't be a good way to show y'all how to use this awesome instrument. If this is useful - let me know I'll make another episode with parts I didn't cover. If you have questions - let me know and I'll include in part 2. Think it sucks? let me know in the comments and we can argue!"

How to discover SYNTH GEMS


video upload by peter m mahr

"Making of SYNTH GEMS1. The new book of BJOOKS.

https://bjooks.com/blogs/blog/all-abo...

SYNTH GEMS 1
Written by Mike Metlay
Concept, and design: Kim Bjørn
Editing team: Chris Meyer, Marc Doty, Gordon Reid, Collin Russell and Kim Bjørn
Copy editing: Diana Smethurst
Image editing: Kim Bjørn
Additional image editing and illustration: Natascha Bondo Bjørn"



"Text from the back cover:

SYNTH GEMS 1 is your guide to an eclectic and amazing collection of synthesizers as art. Experience the history, technology, and sonic innovation of electronic music in a completely new way.

With their widely diverse designs and intentions, synthesizers offer a world of fascination. What thoughts and emotions guided their creators? What do they say about the era when they were created? How do their form and function define one another, and the music they make?

As much for serious synth enthusiasts as for newcomers to electronic music, SYNTH GEMS 1 is an enlightening look into this wonderful world of vintage synthesizers.

An art gallery of electronic aesthetics

SYNTH GEMS 1 takes you on a tour of over 60 remarkable keyboards — large and small, famed and rare, elegant, beautiful, and brutal… and ranging from classics that define entire genres to rare oddities that bring their own grace to the world.

Each synthesizer is presented in a series of finely detailed photographs, with a discussion of its origins and importance. From the dawn of commercial synthesis to the close of the Twentieth Century, the lives and times of these unique instruments are chronicled in exquisite pictures and thoughtful stories – mingling music, technology, commerce, and visual art.

Meet the synthesizer

Besides a brief introduction to the basic elements of synthesizer design, as well as a comprehensive Glossary, the book is rounded out by tours of the three museums that opened their collections to be photographed, and a selection of resources for further study: books, films, educational initiatives, online resources – even ways to play with these sounds at home.

Known classics and significant rarities

Explore the designs and read the stories behind instruments from famous brands such as ARP, Casio, Clavia, Korg, Moog, Oberheim, Roland, Sequential, and Yamaha – as well as vintage gems from Crumar, Electronic Dream Plant, Elgam, E-mu, Ensoniq, Fairlight, Kawai, Gleeman, Lord Synthesisers, Steiner-Parker, Technics, Waldorf, and more.

The GEMS Series from Bjooks celebrate the inner and outer aesthetics of electronic musical instruments:

Detailed and beautiful color photographs, taken specifically for this series
Insightful discussion of the technical details – and the historical significance – of each instrument
Clear and inviting introductions to the concepts that guide these designs"

Fundraiser for Danielle Morales aka the Synthfreq


video upload by

Note the video above is from May 19, 2011. It's the one featured in a GoFundme for her. Click through for the details.

Many of you should know Danielle from previous posts featuring her and her sister Crystal aka MsMotif-6s here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Making Minimal Techno on the Circuit Rhythm


video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show the making of a minimal techno track on the Novation Circuit Rhythm and perform a full jam.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:23 Drums
02:30 Bass
03:29 Metallic bass
05:07 Arp
06:21 Full jam"

trogotronic c36 Revolution Analog Audio Controller


video upload by trogotronic

"Overview Demonstration of c36 Revolution"

Update:

c36 Revolution CV + Audio Demo

video upload by trogotronic

"Demonstration of c36 Revolution 4 Channel Analog Audio Controller sending CV to (1) 658 & (1) 669 MiniSynths while simultaneously controlling their audio output signals from c36 console."

NYMPHES / 6-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer by DREADBOX


video upload by Dreadbox

AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER 2021 Price: 499€ which comes to ~ $589.22

"The 6-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer N Y M P H E S was developed during the obscure pandemic times and we really hope that it will bring a pinch of happiness in your life. We tried to condense an ambitious idea in a small and compact box, without any compromise in the quality of the final instrument. The result is stunning and ethereal …

Mezzo Soprano: Kiriaki Protonotario
Waves Shooting: Giannis Manthos
Starring: Penny Lane"



"Nymph(e)s are chthonic demi-goddesses who not only personify nature but are regularly associated with the wild. They inhabit rivers, springs, woods, groves, fields, caves, mountains and valleys.
They preside over fountains, sacred wells and fresh water.

The Polyphonic Synthesizer N Y M P H E S was developed during the obscure pandemic times and we really hope that it will bring a pinch of happiness on your face. We tried to condense an ambitious idea in a small and compact box, without any compromise in the quality of the final instrument.
The result is stunning and ethereal …

> All Analog Synthesizer (except for the reverb)

> 6 Voices Polyphony

> Lush Digital Reverb (developed by Dreadbox)

> 12 Envelopes and 7 LFOs (2 Envelope/voice, 1 LFO/voice + 1 generic LFO)

> 6 different playing modes

> 98 Presets Memory (49 factory and 49 user)

> MIDI over USB or via DIN5 with Full CC in and out documentation

> Compact, USB powered for maximum portability

> Metal enclosure

Features per Voice

> 1x VCO with Wave Forming

> 1x Sub Oscillator

> Noise generator

> 1x LFO per voice with: Key track, Fade In and Fade out, 5 waveforms and wide frequency (into the FM range)

> 2x Envelope Generators

> 24dB/octave Low Pass Resonant Filter with accurate tracking

> 6dB/octave High Pass Non-Resonant Filter

CommonVoice Features



> 1x common LFO (named LFO2) that can target any and multiple parameters with different amount to each one at the same time , with: Key track, Fade In and Fade out, 5 waveforms and Wide Frequency (into the FM range)

> 7x active Chords that you can edit, modulate and store on each preset

> Modulation wheel, Velocity and Aftertouch (monophonic) can target any and multiple parameters with different amount to each one at the same time"

Neuzeit Instruments Quasar binaural 3D audio mixer Eurorack Module Coming to SUPERBOOTH21

"3D Audio mixing with the prototype of „Quasar“, our new module! The LFO/CV modulates the azimuth (=angle). In1 is a vocal, In2 is a synth voice. Changing parameters such as height, distance and room amount manually."



"Sneak preview for our new module! „Quasar“ is a binaural 3D audio mixer which lets your sounds move around your head. All parameters are CV mappable, e.g. angle, height and distance, but also parameters of the powerful internal matrix mixer. With its big aluminum knobs and led rings it is not only shiny but also fun to use 😉

Visit us at #superbooth in a few days to check it out!"

Soma Lyra-8 In The Wild!!


video upload by damon ramirez

"This is a spontaneous live improv performance in Ocean Park Beach, Santa Monica CA. And using the Meris Mercury7 as ambiance."

Behringer Wasp Deluxe Clone - Part 2 - Programming


video upload by Runningonair

Runningonair Behringer Wasp Deluxe Clone posts

"In this video I look at the Behringer Wasp Deluxe and try out a few sounds. I've also prepared a download file of, which you are free to use in your own work.

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If you'd like to support the channel, you can check out my tracks below:

Bandcamp
https://runningonair.bandcamp.com/

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fNUf...
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Modular Jam (Superbooth Performance Rehearsal)


video upload by Urs Heckmann

"Here's a video of Seb and me performing our modular setup in rehearsal for our "Gesprächskonzert" at Superbooth on Wednesday, Sept 15th 2021.

Rhythmic components are created using our upcoming Wiretap module to turn CV sequences into triggers, gates and envelopes. Sequences are created using CVilization in Mode III - Quad Mucorder, partly by mutating sequences and by dubbing new notes on the fly."

New Befaco Modules for Superbooth: Noise Plethora and MEX!


video upload by Befacosynth

"Noise Plethora sends two filtered noises to Percall.
Muxlicer + MEX run the show, triggering percall and kickalls.

Morphader has Kickalls in one side and Plethora in the other, to achive the "only bass" scene and then go back to the mix of all.
Kickalls provide extra audio lines.
Lich is running Stoke patch, sending audio and random CVs: https://www.rebeltech.org/patch-libra..."



via Befaco

"We are ready for superbooth and super excited to announce we will be presenting two new modules! We are located in one of the outside tents, table Z190 Please pass by if you are around for a talk and take a look to the new babies!

The big one is noise plethora, a three channel noise module with a selector of type of noise. Each channel has an analog multi mode filter to allow shaping the noise to get from hats sounds, to harsh glitches and textures.

This module will release first week of November at a final price of 350€ (Taxes included)



The second module. MEX, is a trigger expander for Muxlicer! It adds a new line of gates to Muxlicer's sequence, where you can choose to turn off the step, output same number of gates as muxlicer, or sending just one. A very simple concept, that provides great flexibilty! And greatest thing: you can daisy chain them so you can add as many as desired!!

This module will release last week of October at a final price of 85€ (after taxes)"

Shakmat announces new VCO and LFO at SUPBERBOOTH21



"Belgian manufacturer Shakmat presents two new modules at Superbooth 21 - their first VCO, the Banshee Set, and a quite peculiar modulation source called the Mod Medusa !

Banshee Set

The Banshee Set is a powerful 8hp analog VCO with varishape and thru zero FM/PM capabilities. The varishape output provides a continuously variable waveform morphing into a sine, a triangle, a saw and a square wave which are crossfaded with a sub octave generator. The triangle core of the VCO is normalized to the shape CV input which yields very peculiar waveforms. The Banshee proves to be a great companion for your FM duties as a carrier or as a modulator thanks to its thru zero FM / PM input and soft sync capabili- ties. The Banshee also serves as a flexible modula- tion source as it can go into LFO range !



Mod Medusa

In a simplistic way, The Mod Medusa could be described as an Euclidean LFO : it is an “algo-rhythmic” modulation source which produces variable period LFO signals synced to rhythmic patterns. Those patterns are generated by algorithms such as the euclidean one (famous for trigger sequences generation) and as other algorithms coming from the White and Knight's Gallop. Mod Medusa has 4 outputs generating 4 correlated LFOs, which give different “polyrhythms” feeling according to the chosen mode. Generated waveforms can be easily twisted thanks to the symmetry and waveform parameters which continuously morph the signal into different waveshapes. A very unique approach which leads to instantaneous and original results!

If you are making it to Superbooth, don't hesitate to come and say hello to our team at booth W380!"

Moog Matriarch Hot Tips and Tricks for Synthesizing Sounds


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Jacob cooked up some hot tips and tricks for the Moog Matriarch this last week and we decided to share them with the world!

Jacob takes full advantage of the Matriarch's powerful stereo filter as well as it's interesting feature set as a semi - modular - paraphonic synthesizer to unleash some unworldly sounds and interesting tones

Make sure to check out the rest of Moog's Synthesizer Lineup here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/moog#u..."

Roland System 100m synth / RYK Modular M185 Sequencer demo with System80 880 TR808 drum machine


video upload by RYK Modular

"Video demo of the RYK M185 in Roland 100m format, patched to single voice made up from M110 and M140 modules Sequence is split in AB Serial Split Mode.

Synced to System80 880 drum machine [ clone of Roland TR808 ]

FX Sony DPSV77 / Fostex R8"

Transitions 3


video upload by Todd Barton

"Using the amount of spring reverb as a transitional device. Besides transitioning from a washy/blurred to a crisper sound it also goes dynamically from soft to loud while acting as a quasi filter by altering harmonic content. Enjoy!

A year ago I began this little series for my Patreon page. Now I will periodically be making it public over the coming months. If you'd like to support my Patreon and keep the tutorials flowing here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/synthtodd"

Todd Barton Transitions

First jam session in new studio


video upload by ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find it here http://bit.ly/BurgMusic and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD http://bit.ly/BurgPatreon

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Lifesigns! :)

It has been a looong break, moving into a new house and building up the new studio has taken a bit more time than expected. Now finally after some furniture builds etc it is making some sounds.

I recorded the very first jam for you all to prove that it is up and running, haha. Live as usual straight down on 2 track, Zoom H5. :)

Track is 100bpm, laidback .. main themes on the KORG ms-20 mini and the KORG volca.

Gear used:

Shadow wake up Plinky/LD3/Euro


video upload by Meska

"Quick jam, testing and building the new setup.

Plinky is the master keyboard, transposing arpegio on the LD3 and Typhoon (runing granular engine),sub and FX(shimmer reverbe & delay)
LD3 is all the drums,glitch, apergio, mixing and compression and Grids modulation
Euro is a simple Ears contact mic to Warps and Typhoon , and grids Obv.

"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 : www.meska.fr

You can stream my albums and EPs at https://statikwave.bandcamp.com/

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

Korg Volca FM - Pads, Seqs and Basses (soundset)


video upload by LFOstore

"Buy: https://lfo.sellfy.store/p/korg-volca...

Its time for Volca series!

This programs bank for the Korg Volca FM synthesizer includes 32 professional production-ready patches for making music in different genres: electronic, synth-wave, synthpop, ambient, cinematic.

All patches are divided into 3 categories and marked by prefix in patch name:
• PD – pad-style sounds with long or very long attack for backgrounds or main themes. For some pads, you should wait for a few seconds to sound “open”. All pads are useful in cinematic / ambient genres.
• SEQ – plucked sounds for build sequenced and arpeggiated parts in different genres.
• BS – bass programs to use in different genres.

Made by talented Andrew Deviatikh – Saint-Petersburg based composer, sound producer, sound designer, keyboardist, and live performer."

Augmented Reality Chat dancing to Modular Synthesizer Music (ColinBenders)


video upload by jazza________

Waldorf Wave, 16 Voices, Blu, 1994 SN 9403000022



via this auction

-Blue 16 Voices
-Amazing state of painting and woods
-any missing part
-pneumatic lifters fully working
-All potentiometer replaced: ok for the next 30 years
-Floppy disk replaced with USB Floppy Emulator + Mini USB PenDrive
-Latest OS: 1.910 ( developed by Werner Schönenberger, Januar 2021 - approved by Waldorf)
-Manual, Service Manual, soundbanks


Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer



via this auction

Jen SM 2007 Ultra Rare Analog Vintage String Synthesizer SN 02543



via this auction

Video of this actual unit according to the listing posted here.

Sequential Prophet 10 Reissue Desktop Module



via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard 61-key Synthesizer



via this auction

Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue Analog Synth V3.5 SN EB0378



via this auction

"Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue Analog Synth V3.5 Mint!. Early Model Serial # 0378. Latest update V 3.5 with All Patch Banks fully Loaded. Comes with a Digital Deck Dust Cover and ships in Original Moog triple boxes. Recently serviced and adjusted fully up to spec by Moog Music Ashville. This is the first Edition Blue so be aware that the lights when turned fully bright whistle slightly. You can just dim them to lose the whistle or turn them off. Does not affect the sound in any way. The later units used a different lighting system but the boards were changed."

Roland GR700 Guitar Synthesizer



via this auction

Korg Poly 61 & Boss DR 55 Arpeggiator Jam


video upload by

"A short little arpeggiator jam with the Dr-55 triggering the poly 61. I dont see this combo much on youtube but the poly 61 is a very great synth for these sort of pairings!"

Yamaha CS-01 Analog Synthesizer 1982


video upload by Jonasan

"The CS-01 is an interesting synth. It came out around a time when analog monosynths were mostly being phased out for DCO based polysynths and digital synthesizers. After a little under a decade of compact synthesizers for musicians being available from japanese companies an analog monophonic synthesizer was cheaper to produce for a novice level musician at the time. Synths like the CS-01 and SH-101 from roland as well as the M-500sp from korg were all offerings that basically were these companies slapping tried and true designs into plastic boxes for affordable prices. These days all synths from this time are equally as pricey but the CS01 is still fairly affordable and has some good tones to offer. Its actually not really a VCO synth but a digital oscillator with analog filters and low resolution envelopes. This was the trend of the early 80s budget synths. The Saw and Square waves are pretty standard stuff but sound very good and the the weird 12db filter with switchable high and low resonance while groaned about online by losers is perfectly functional as i demonstrate here. The ADSR is very sensitive and okay? Its my least favorite part of this synth. The real special part of this synth is its PWM. Its FAT, set to a low footing and its insanely deep and set higher and it does soaring singing leads very well. These things seem to have largely been passed up by the reverb scalpers and the youtube influencer reddit effect. I see some going for $400+ which is hilarious. You should try to snag one as if you wait any longer there might not be any vintage analog synthesizers left you can buy under $800+. Also this little thing while looking like a toy actually is a wonderful instrument! Excuse the sloppy noodling i was not myself while recording this one. I try to show a variety of tones! They were apart of a producer series that yamaha offered with a drum machine, mixer, 4 track cassette recorder and some other items intended to get a musician off to the races! I own the drum machine of that series and will make a follow up video on it soon. A mkii version was made with a 24db filter with the resonance switch changed for a slider in 1984 but i havent had a chance to try one.

Specs:
1 VCO - triangle / saw / square / pulse / PWM
Sine waveform
1 ADSR envelope gen"

Roland SH-2 Analog Synthesizer Demo


video upload by

"This synthesizer is really special to me. When i got into all this stuff 6 years back it mostly came from listening to music such as YMO and related acts and albums and the sounds of mid to late 70s synthesizers had infected my brain! The roland SH-2 appears to recently have had been given the knod by a few popular synth youtube personalities which i was happy to see. 6 years back when i was researching instruments to take me to these sounds it was much more common to see SH-09s and SH-101s and you rarely ran into the SH-2. Now they appear to be for sale everyday although prices on everything have exploded. I am of the opinion having played all three that the SH-2 is the king of the smaller SH synthesizers. while not a must for excellent mono synth tones the dual VCO's change the entire feel beyond what a simple sub osc can provide with a single VCO. It seems roland did not manufacture these for more than a few years but they are everywhere online. You really should grab one! The filter is very wet and self oscillates in such a pleasing way, The sine wave provides deep basses and the PWM with dual VCO is very lush. This synthesizer is very powerful on all fronts except maybe modulation potential. Here are some of the specs below


2 VCO's + 1 Sub oscillator (waveforms: pulse, square, sawtooth, sine, noise)
LFO with sine, square and Sample & Hold; Auto-Bend
Resonant, self-oscillating 24dB lowpass filter(four OTA-stages with selected BA662 with FET transistors as Buffers), mod by EG, lfo and kybd tracking. External audio input
CV / Gate
This video is my first attempt to offer an audio demonstration of some of the different sounds you can get out of these synthesizers. Apologies for my arm in the shot and the watermark. I was testing software and am still getting used to making videos!"

Birth of EARLY electronic synthesizer in 1950 - Music with a strictly electronic beats one of first.


video upload by Indie Electronic - NEO Punk - Alternative music

"1950 Birth of EARLY electronic synthesizer in 1950 - Music with a strictly electronic beats one of first."

Unboxing a Shruti Box from Maharaja Musicals (& my first time playing it!)


video upload by

"Today I unbox a Shruti Box from Maharaja Musicals and then attempt to play it for the first time. This is an Eastern drone instrument often associated with the traditional music of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Intro @ 0:00
Unboxing @ 0:29
Overview @ 1:12
How it Works @ 3:25
First Playing Attempt @ 4:50
Summary @ 5:41

You can buy this model on Amazon"

R-MONO Lab's "Hybrid Recorder Pipe Organ RP-09" automatically plays "RYDEEN " Oct. 12, 2016


video upload by PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

"Japanese musical instrument manufacturer Roland's manufacturing club R-MONO Lab's "Hybrid Recorder Pipe Organ RP-09" automatically plays "RYDEEN " Oct. 12, 2016

Rolandのモノづくり同好会「R-MONO Lab」の「ハイブリッド・リコーダー・パイプオルガン RP-09」による自動演奏「RYDEEN」2016/10/12

https://r-mono-lab-en.tumblr.com/prod..."



"The World’s Smallest, Letter Size Pipe Organ

Hybrid Recorder Pipe Organ RP-09

"After half a year since its release of RP-103, we succeeded in miniaturizing it more by re-designing all its circuits, mechanisms, and software. We made it because we want more people can enjoy the pipe organ personally.

By utilizing Roland K-25m as the RP-09’s keyboard, we could successfully miniaturize it to letter size (A4 sheet size) including keyboard.

While RP-09 has similar structure to the classical pipe organ, it uses two Arduino Pro Mini to control its internal mechanism. It is also controllable via DAW or sequencing software.

This is a fusion of the technology of the past and present realizing the very solemn but very personal pipe organ on your desk top."

CRB Uranus 2


video upload by M&M

"Hello everybody my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ and Synth.
In this video i show you the restoration and test of CRB Uranus 2 ."

You can find additional CRB Uranus 2 posts here

This 1930s Amp Design Sounds Amazing & Ondes Martenot videos by Josh Semans


video upload by

"In which I demo an instrument amplifier inspired by the 1932 designed Resonateurs Métalliques by Martenot. The out-of-production Eowave Metallik Resonator is a beautiful sounding instrument, that instead of speaker cone uses a gong to turn electrical signals into sound. Thanks to @Josh Semans for showing the Ondes Martenot in this video."

Ondes Martenot videos by Josh Semans:

CRB Computer Band 2000


video upload by M&M

"In this video i show you the restoration and test of CRB Computer band 2000 ."

You can find additional CRB Computer Band 2000 posts here.

RK-008 Playhead advance trickery and Track Transpose


video upload by Retrokits

RK-008 posts

Monome Norns (Oooooo Script) and Strymon Nightsky


video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Monday Morning Mantra"

New 6m0d6 TR-606 inspired euorack module by LPZW and Tubbutec




"6m0d6 is based on the famous TR-606 and indeed can sound like one, but it is so much more. With the turn of a knob you can explore completely new soundscapes ranging from organic retro drum sounds to industrial sound effects – while still maintaining that ‘606’ feel.

Seamlessly blend between a 606 bassdrum to a decayed 808 sub-bass, tune and damp your Cymbal or just cut it into pieces and beat it with a monkey wrench.

Tired of the normal snare sound? Why not replace it with a bit-crushed version of Indy fighting foes with his whip in a cave?

Dynamic triggers, additional CV controls, midi control and individual outputs add the finishing touches to this versatile drum module.

6m0d6 includes all seven TR-606 instruments:
Bass Drum, Snare, Low and High Tom, Cymbal, Open and Closed Hihats.

The original 606 circuits were replicated and modified with additional parameters. However, we made sure that each instrument can be set to sound like the original. These settings are marked on the front panel for convenience.

A collaboration of LPZW.modules and Tubbutec

Feature List
● All original 606 sounds, analogue
● Many additional parameters for each sound
● Multiple trigger, accent and volume modes
● Advanced metal and noise sound control
● Multiple outputs and mix output
● CV control for multiple parameters
● Midi input and LINK input, compatible with Tubbutec 6equencer
● Eurorack 3U, 22HP"

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