MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Custom Modular Analog Synth with PAIA VCO, VCF, VCA, ADSR Modules

video upload by Erich Izdepski

Left channel audio only.

via this auction

"This is a custom modular synth with linear PSU, cables, and vintage 80's CEM chips in VCO/VCF/VCA/EG. Also includes a stand-alone noise gate unit.

Includes all the PAIA technical docs on how the modules were built AND additional usage notes. This unit is not for rookies. The modules cards plug into sockets on the back of the metal plates so during shipping they can come loose. The oscillators will need tuning to play right over more than a couple of octaves. You may want to tune the VCF, too. Procedures are in the docs. Because it uses banana plugs you have to ensure the synth is grounded to whatever is providing it CV signals. I play this through a synth as shown in the demo that has a Gate circuit on the external audio input. You can use the envelopes and VCA on the modular but it is easier and cleaner if you don't have to. The oscillators will put out a 'low F' signal that needs to be gated to remove. You also have to adjust the CV bleed through from the EG periodically to avoid hearing it. Tip: I use a function generator as an LFO since there is none. Whew!

But it sound great so see the demo on YouTube!

The modules are:

- 3 oscillators based on the CEM3340 with square, saw, and triangle waveforms, with a pulse width knob and a CV input

- Mixer with two channels, each with several inputs

- 24db resonant filter with CV input for resonance based on the CEM3320

- Dual VCA's

- Dual ADSR Envelope Generators for control of VCA and VCF

- Output module with 3 separate Mults

Has attenuated power outputs so the main PSU can be used to provide different output voltages for other gear.

It comes with a dual voltage linear power supply that outputs +/-15v and a custom gate module (but will need a mod to add a power jack since original very rare cable has been lost).

Includes all the banana jacks seen plus several more. The case is particle board reinforced with aluminum frames for holding the modules. Wrapped in black tolex (I think)."

Korg microX Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Original Orange Case

via this auction

Command and Control by Ivana Dama : Controlling Sound with Your EYES

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Update: the video appears to have been pulled. Will post back when/if it goes up again.

"Sound artist, performer, and researcher Ivana Dama presents a brief overview and presentation of her latest work : Command and Control.

This incredible project explores the idea of playing a musical instruments with your eyes using a DIY webcam apparatus in combination with a Max patch.

Ivana goes into further detail in an interview on our Signal page
Read it here !

'The perception of our experiences varies, and this project explores the potential of using digital data to affect the change in the physical world...

This project challenges the traditional idea of the performer being only someone capable of mastering the instrument. Instead, it offers the possibility to help people with disabilities by allowing them to communicate through music.' - Ivana Dama

The gear we used in this video includes the Make Noise Tape and Microsound Machine and Strega
Check them out here :

Keep up with Ivana on Instagram @ivana.dama
And check out the rest of her work"

Muzio Clementi: Sonatina C major, op. 36 No. 1 "Spiritoso" (Synthsunday 24-10-21)

video upload by Synthfluencer

"I play the Clementi sonatina in C major on my Vermona Piano Strings using the so called 'Piano' section. Audio output goes through Vermona Phaser 80 and TC Flashback."

Gieskes Insolventunclesam

via this auction

See this post for a demo.

"During corona allot happend in the world, one of the things of importance is finance. My knowledge of finance is very limited, but I was interested and started looking at videos on YouTube, I stubbled that I find interesting. I watched allot of his video’s (and other’s), this turned into the instrument called Insolventunclesam.

The landscape line represents the comes in for the rescue. Drunk Insolvent Uncle Sam is holding a bottle with dollars and is dressed as , it’s rib cage is a where you can plugin different insolvent oscillators that represent . The FED chairmans are kept in a box called 40106RESERVE. The starving oscillator is controlled by one knob but also by the 3 other oscillators that represent household investors. When they invest there arrow glows, the arrow is the shape of a house and are also pointing up because they push the frequency up. Around Insolventunclesam there are buttons labelled ELECT where the decisions can be influenced.

The is a HELICOPTER delivering in dollars and euros, when they fall down they can turn into bitcoins. The HELICOPTER gives bursts and can dominate all by pushing all signals up.

Novation Supernova Rack

via this auction

Yamaha SY-1 1974 Monophonic Analog Synth

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"Beginning with the release of the SY-1 in 1974, Yamaha's rich history of development and production of synthesizers has now reached past the 40-year milestone. As a musical instrument that lets you create exciting new sounds and express yourself freely, this synthesizer has been at the cutting edge of electronic music making ever since it first arrived on the scene. What's more, the technologies perfected in order to make this instrument a reality are now being put to use in all kinds of audio-related devices, and we can rightly say that this synth truly embodies the evolution of modern music.

Everything works on this keyboard. Sounds great!"

Korg Poly Ensemble P 60-Key Polyphonic Orchestral Synthesizer SN 780123

video upload by Matt Wright Music

"Also possibly known as a PE-1000, I picked up this keyboard a few months ago and finally got it cleaned up and the few small repairs done that it needed. It's a lot of fun to see what KORG was up to in the late 70's!

For this demo I used only the saw wave and just modulated the filter (called a traveler in this case) to get the different tones you hear. I gave just a bit of low end boost via EQ and I added plenty of reverb via Valhalla Supermassive."

via this auction

Roland JD800 Synthesizer Keyboard SN ZC54464

via this auction

Korg Minilogue XD Desktop Analog Synthesizer Module w/ Original Box & Docs

via this auction

Norand Mono - Dans La Forêt

video upload by Norand

"Another jam in the forest !"

Dirtywave M8 Tracker - Exploration and Playthrough of ALL Synth Presets!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

0:00 Intro
4:00 Chords folder
10:15 Drums folder
15:02 FX folder
22:15 Sound designer pack - Avrilcadabra
32:03 Sound designer pack - Mikey 303
56:39 Sound designer pack - Tobokegao
1:00:14 Sound designer pack - Trash80 DXFM
1:04:06 Sequences folder
1:07:02 Attention all sound designers!
1:07:44 Sequences folder
1:08:44 Synth folder
1:17:36 My thoughts on the M8 so far
1:21:30 Korg Wavestate or Korg Minilogue XD?
1:23:01 Touchscreen?
1:23:47 Make your own?
1:24:21 Wrapping it up - Thanks for watching!

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

Jakub Steiner - Perpetual Jam (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)

video upload by Polyend

"Here's a new video from Jakub Steiner, a visual designer from the Czech Republic who likes to venture into electronic music on occasion.

Find out more and get the project file at:"

Novation Circuit Rhythm Ambient: ‘Air’ Demo With Custom Samples | Circuit Rhythm Pack

video upload by

"All the sounds in this track are from my new Circuit Rhythm pack, 'Starlight':

Can the Circuit Rhythm do ambient? Sure it can. Please like and subscribe - any support helps me continue the channel.

'Ambient Palettes' sample library included in the pack created by Dokkodo Sounds."

Sentic Cycle X birdkids - RAVEN & UNICORN BOOM

video upload by birdkids

"A series of #modular #patches recorded at birdkids HQ in Vienna 🌌
#eurorack #electronic #analog #sounddesign #unique #handmade #instrument #synthesizer #synth #proaudio #drummachine #modularsynthesizer #beats #controlvoltage #musictechnology #musicgear #producersofinstagram #musicproduction #synthstagram #synthesis #studio #timbre #education #vienna #birdkids #raven #unicornboom"

Buchla 296e and Waterphone

video upload by Todd Barton

"Back to mad scientist experiments…."

Korg opsix Version 2.0 - Operator Modes in Depth: Effect Operator

video upload by Oscillator Sink

"Korg have just dropped version 2.0 firmware for the opsix. The headline feature is surely the addition of the new "Effect" operator mode which allows you convert an operator into a one of ten different fx units within your patch - and it's fantastic.

In this video I take a look at each of the ten different effects, explain how they operate and make some suggestions for creative uses.

00:00 - Intro
00:58 - Effects Operator Overview
02:32 - Effect Type: Peak EQ
06:01 - Effect Type: Shelf EQ
08:09 - Effect Type: Phaser
13:40 - Effect Type: Short Delay
17:41 - Effect Type: Comb Filter (and Physical Modelling!)
22:11 - Effect Type: Distortion
24:51 - Effect Type: Drive
27:24 - Effect Type: Decimator
32:01 - Effect Type: Wave Shaper
40:18 - Effect Type: Punch
43:03 - Outro

Transparency notice: the Opsix was kindly provided to me by Korg, but they have not had any input as to the content of these videos."

MARIO PAINT MUSIC COMPOSER - The Music Production Suite For Super Nintendo

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Download the extended song/watch back livestreams/extra vids + to support the projects :)
it also funds ! @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE so people can play this kinda stuff"

SMMP Dual Synth Drone Creepy Doll 4 CV In for #halloween

video upload by SMMP

"This is a #demo video of a new #dronesynth I have built and designed: a dual synth creepy #doll !

Every channel features one main oscillator, one #oscillator that modulates the main osc, a pot that controls the range plus several switches and body contacts (bolts) to shape the sound. Also, you can hook it up to your #modularsynth via 4 CV in!

Get one of these for #halloween at my etsy shop:"

SMMP Creepy Doll Synth

video upload by

"A perfect gift for #halloween : a creepy #dollsynth!

This is a handmade synthesiser which features:
- 1 osc for sound
- 1 osc for modulating
- 1 pot for range
- switches and pushbuttons for envelopes, glide, buffer and manual trigger
- body contact to affect the sound
- volume pot and lineout

Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe and/or visit my etsy shop:"

Pics via this auction

Non CV version via this auction

Gecho loop synth by PhonicBloom in black

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.

"If you're looking at this, the chances are you already know about the wonderful world of the Gecho Loop synth. Endless sonic beauty and madness in a lovely ash box. This example is brand new, opened, switched on, played with for five minutes, then listed here. Just not right for me. It comes with all the leads and other bits it was shipped with."

Chernobylizer psychogeographic touch berzerker mystikal robot noise drone synth

Playing our new Chernobylizer synths in the forest video upload by Isn'tses music

via this auction

Waldorf M Wavetable Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"This is a V2 unit in excellent condition and is the final revision OS 2.01f. There were not many of these made to begin with, and the final version was meticulously revised upon Klaus Schulze’s demands and specifications."

EDP WASP Vintage Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland MRS-2 PROMARS Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

First minutes with the Pulsar 23 (Did I really hear Santa Claus?)

video upload by batchas

"Here's an excerpt of the first 30 minutes I spent playing with the SOMA Pulsar 23.
To be more precise, it's the end of the session.
A part of my pain management through music and rhythm.

First disappointed with the bass drum section. Not fond of the sound, but then found a spot that I enjoyed. I felt limited by not being able to 'move the clock divisions forward' (makes drum sequencing too straight), but TBH it’s way too early to have an opinion about the machine, as I played only 30 minutes with it, starting right away with jamming, without looking first in details at the different functions. I’ll do that next.

No external effect added. No EQ or whatever; Just mono out to audio interface for recording."

CASIO CZ-1 : favourite 5 sounds

video upload by Miguel d'Oliveira

"Exploring ideas on a vintage king from the mid 80s.
The flagship of the CZ family, featuring their very own, Phase Distortion Synthesis.
Unjustly nicknamed the poor man's DX, this retro classic is packed with surprises."

Faemi-1M ФАЭМИ-1М

video upload by sergioavia

Pulsar-23 patch Volca Kick Simmons

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"My latest patch. Korg SQ-64 driving my drum synths. @Vlad Kreimer Pulsar-23, Korg Volca Kick, Volca Modular, Simmons SDS 800. @1010music Bluebox. #modularsynth"

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

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