MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​12

video upload by Nacho Marty Meyer

"high-quality (WAV 24 bit 44.100 Hz) download:

00:00 01. CASIO CZ-5000 - Darkwaves
03:57 02. MFB-NANOZWERG - The Powerful TEAM ARCADE
12:36 03. Vermona Mono Lancet '15 - Polylancet1
16:57 04. Novation Drum Station v2 & Roland MKS-70 - Safari
24:47 05. Roland MKS-70 - Waiting on the Road to Damascus
29:25 06. Roland JV-1080 - Congo Congo 2080
42:00 07. Vermona Mono Lancet '15 & Oberheim Matrix-1000 - Y
45:16 08. CASIO SK-1 - La Danza de las Amazonas
47:18 09. CASIO SK-1 - Sky Jaguar
48:17 10. CASIO SK-1 - 8bit Acid_1
48:49 11. CASIO SK-1 - Aqualab
49:57 12. CASIO SK-1 - Vertical Laminar
51:02 13. CASIO SK-1 - Synthpatico
52:12 14. CASIO SK-1 - Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
53:45 15. CASIO SK-1 - Deep Tunnel
55:59 16. CASIO SK-1 - Sala de revelado"

Additonal Selected Tracks From Synthesizers

M8TRIX ( M8 Tricks ) Episode 1 & 2

videos uploaded by Avrilcadabra

"Welcome to the M8TRIX, learn new tricks for the Dirtywave M8 every week."

Fender Rhodes Chroma Polaris w/ Vol.1 Data Cassette

via this auction

Mid-2000s Signal Arts MAPS Sequencer

via this auction

"The rare, more playable predecessor to the TetraMAPS, the MAPS has 16 banks of 8 sequences, able to run multiple concurrent sequences, chaining sequences to other sequences, modulating sequences by each other, and sending the sequencer output to any of three cv+gate pairs as well as up to 32 channels of MIDI.

Sequences can run at different speeds from each other, sync'd to external trigger, external clock, each with different step lengths.

While you could use it for some drum applications, where this really shines is leads and melody (or bass and acid, for that matter). Unlike most sequencers, you can trigger the same sequence to play from different start points simultaneously, leading to polyrythms that are more difficult to achieve with most other gear. You can also start and stop those layered sequences very smoothly live."

Roland Alpha Juno 1 SN 773822 + PG 300

via this auction

Roland XV-5050 Platinum Trax SRX-08 Expanded

via this auction

"Roland XV-5050 Keyboard Synthesizer. Great condition. Platinum Trax Expansion installed."

Behringer RD-9 vs. Roland TR-8 (909)

video upload by umusic6

"Tried to match the them as close as possible. RD-9 in 'Authentic' mode.
Who wins ?"

Eminent Solina String Ensemble MK II Sound Demo

video upload by umusic6

"Just recently got hold of this real classic: The Eminent Solina String Ensemble Mk II from the 70ies.
Additional FX used:
NUX Time Core Ping Pong Delay to get that stereo spread (thanks to Hartmut for that great tip).
Lexicon 300 Large Hall.

Restored Crumar DS-2

video upload by umusic6

Dr. Böhm Digi Music 80ies Digital Drums Patterns and Variations

video upload by umusic6

"Check out the punchy and crunchy patterns of this ultra rare, compact 12 bit Sample Drum Machine, like the Linn Drum.
Additional bass in the intro by Behringer Pro-1.
This was actually a DIY kit offered in the 80ies. Samples are stored on two ROM chips.
Each Pattern has 3 variations which even have different Fills, Breaks, Solos. So, besides not programmable, lots of patterns to discover."

Sakata Hammond DPM-48 Pitch mod demo

video upload by umusic6

"This mod hacks each voices sample clock by using a NE555 based clock on a small pcb yhat replaces the provide clocks for the 4040 counters of each voice.
The results make this machine so much more versatile.
Still have to do this for all other voices and add knobs to the surface."

Crumar Bit 99 with Tauntek Firmware Upgrade Midi CC Control & Sakata DPM 48

video upload by umusic6

"Bob Grieb did it again and brought Midi CC control to another old veteran synth: The Crumar Bit. Information can be found here:
You can also get the new Firmware Eproms , officially licensed, from
My old iPad 1 is running theTB Midi Stuff App with the Bit Controller panel. But of course any other controller or software supporting customizable Midi CC will work."

Stereoping Controller Bit 99 Tauntek Firmware and Sakata DPM 48
video upload by

Sakata comes in at 2:23.

"Checking out the new firmware from for the Bit 99 with a early version of a stereoping controller layout.
Sakata DPM-48 on beats. Bit 99 sequenced by Yamaha RS 7000, DPM synced by KMS-30. Running through the new Klark Teknik 3rd Dimension."

Roland Promars MRS-2 Demo

video upload by umusic6

"Roland Promars, freshly repaired and calibrated. Dry sounds with no FX. Going quickly through the 8 hardwired presets, then the 8 user-presets of mine, then into manual mode. What a great raw analog sound."

Oberheim Matrix-1000 Through Roland GP-8 with Stereoping Controller - Awesome Chorus

video upload by umusic6

"Running an already great Matrix 1000 String sound thru the Roland GP-8 with just Delay and Chorus activated.
Quite a nice digital (!) Chorus with unusual additional Predelay and Feedback parameters.
As well as a basic but good sounding digital delay.
Everything running through Lexicon 300 Large Hall at the end of the chain."

Korg Polysix Unison Mod

video upload by umusic6

"Applied this easy mod to my Polysix:
Thanks to Thorsten for the idea and hint.

Gives control of the detune amount which is originally fixed to 220Ohm. So Unison can now be controlling from very harsh to heavily detuned.
Since i don't like drilling holes in those vintage gear, I sacrificed the Chord Mode Input on the back, where a simple pot with fastener can nicely be fitted."

Korg Polysix with Lexicon 300

video upload by umusic6

"A perfect combination."

Back to the 80ies Loop (RS7000, TR-8, Pro-1, Model D, DRM-1)

video upload by umusic6

"A litte relaxed loopback to the 80ies. With some analogs and some digials mixed together."

Some cool Yamaha SPX90 demos w/ a Roland Juno-60

video upload by SynthMania

"A Roland Juno-60 synth through a Yamaha SPX90 multi-effect processor.

00:00 Opening Titles
00:45 CHORUS B
01:25 DELAY L,R
02:25 EARLY REF 1
03:32 REV HALL 1
04:18 REV 2 ROOM
04:53 REV 3 VOCAL
05:43 REV 4 PLATE
10:07 End Titles" - Online Elektron Inspired Groovebox with Sample Import

check it out at

Mouse over the controls for tips at the bottom of the player.

Some details via Create Digital Music

"maxjvh writes us to tell us about their creation, a labor of love inspired by Elektron’s fine groove hardware and workflows. It seems ideal for the person who adores their Elektron machine enough that they want to have some echo of it even looking back from their browser.

We’ve seen lots of these kinds of creations over the years – ah, remember the days when some folks were predicting browser tools would replace everything else? But this one is unusually powerful.

You get support for your own samples, for one, and easy secret link sharing of grooves you create means you can use this as a collaboration tool – or just a way of sending folks your feelings by drum machine pattern instead of words.

Single cycle waveforms? Yes. Powerful voice architecture? You bet. Per-step trigger conditions and p-locks and microtiming? I mean, honestly, this actually bests a fair amount of hardware. Add some sends and you could even finish stuff on this – but it also looks like a cute way of making some loops at random times that you can later load on your DAW or hardware."

The full feature list:

sample-based sound generation with support for single-cycle waveforms

almost all parameters can be modulated on a per-step basis

each track has a multimode filter, distortion, frequency shifter, sample-rate reducer, and amp envelope

three freely assignable modulation sources per track (essentially flexible LFOs that can be used in one-shot mode)

steps have micro-timing, retriggering, probability, and trigger conditions

tracks can have individual lengths and sequencer speeds (the latter can even be step-modulated, because why not)

four send effect: chorus, phaser, reverb, delay

a master compressor and soft clipper

macro controls for working with all kinds of inputs (check out the shortcuts)

pattern sharing via secret links (e.g. tahti 13)

rendering patterns to .wav"

1987 Kawai R-100 and R-50 "Overnight Sensation" Drum Machine Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up and additional scans.

"Kawai R-100 and R-50 drum machine "Overnight Sensation" full page colour advertisement featuring Jan Hammer and Steve Smith from page 73 in the June 1987 issue of Keyboard Magazine."

Roland Jupiter 8 vs Arturia Polybrute (Firmware V2)

video upload by Michael Geyre

Be sure to listen in stereo. Note the Polybrute is lower on the right channel. "Hi all
While using new Polybrute's firmware, i wondered how close to the Jupiter 8 it was possible to make it sound Well, the result surprised me quite a lot, so here is a short video where i compare both instruments (EQ preset is called 'High boost')
No FX used in the comparison
Please, be patient, a (very) long video is under preparation"

ID700 polyphonic software synthesizer

video upload by Richard Devine

"@modoscdesigns Finally for Mac OS desktop the ID700 polyphonic software synthesizer based on the voice architecture of the Buchla 700."

Additonal ID700 posts. The MacOS version along with the iOS version going on sale was announced on December 10th here.

Circuit Bent Yamaha DD-8 by Batchas

videos uploaded by batchas

"Here a few examples to show how the DD-8 sounds once circuit bent.
No external effect added."

Wing Pinger Second Moves

video upload by Todd Barton

"Day 2 new moves. The discoveries and explorations continue with this amazing instrument by Meng Qi

My Patreon"

All this from a Prophet 600 // WOW!!

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Here's a few demo tracks using a vintage Sequential Prophet 600. Its an underdog.. but it's got some bite. I've featured a few more modern styes here.. although there's always got to be a synthwave demo thrown in :) so a little nod to the 80s included. Plus a couple of more complete tracks showing its versatility."

0:00 Downtempo loveliness
3:55 4 to the floor... not sure of genre!

Deep Dive: Korg ARP2600 M Semi Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Noisegate

"Tristan takes a deep dive into the ARP 2600M from Korg to discover how it works and what kind of sounds it can produce. The ARP 2600M is a faithful recreation of the classic semi-modular synth at approximately 60% size."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Octatrack meets Circuits = OctaCircuit!

video upload by MrDataline

"Circuits going into the Octatrack for realtime sampling & remixing, followed by the Heat, to dirt up the sound. The Octatrack is using the '1 part sampling & remixing setup' - same project file and similar setup was used in this Track & Teach:

Novation Circuit Tracks Dawless Hardware Jams by Ascetic Wires

"Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jamming with Novation Circuit Tracks."

1. Dawless Hardware Techno Acid Jam #1: Novation Circuit Tracks + Cyclone Analogic TT-303 & Roland TB-3
1. Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jam #2: Novation Circuit Tracks + Cyclone TT-303 MK1 & Roland TB-3
3. Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jam #3: Novation Circuit Tracks + Roland TB-3 Touch Bassline (303).
4. Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jam #4: Novation Circuit Tracks + Roland TB-3 Touch Bassline (303).
5. Dawless Hardware Deep Techno Jam #5: Novation Circuit Tracks + Roland SP-404A Sampler (404, 404SX).
6. Dawless Hardware Deep Techno Jam #6: Novation Circuit Tracks + Roland SP-404A Sampler (404, 404SX).
7. Dawless Hardware Ambient Jam #7: Novation Circuit Tracks + Erica Pico System III & Modal CRAFTsynth.
8. Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jam #8: Novation Circuit Tracks + Pico System III & Modal CRAFTsynth
9. Dawless Hardware Melodic Techno Jam #9: Novation Circuit Tracks + Modal CRAFTsynth Wavetable Synth.

Erica Synths Pico System II unboxing ("the world’s smallest modular synthesizer") by Ascetic Wires.

video upload by Ascetic Wires

"Erica Synths Pico System II unboxing (12/2021) by Ascetic Wires.

Pico modules included in the system are:

SEQ – powerful 16 step sequencer with 16 pattern memory
VCO – 32 custom waves in 2 banks, great 1V/oct tracking and LFO mode
VOICE – sound source with 8 sound generation algorithms
VCF1 – Polivoks-inspired LP/BP VCF, ideal for acid-like basslines
TRIGG – 4 trigger pattern generator & master clock for the system
2xDRUMS – 64 sample player with adjustable parameters and CV control
MULTI2 – buffered audio/CV/clock signal splitter
RND – LFO and random events (random trigger, S&H and noise) generator
MOD – lin/log ASR envelope generator and linear VCA
2xMIX – 3 input audio mixer
DSP – stereo effects processor with 8 great sounding custom effects
OUTPUT – stereo output module with headphone amplifier

Dimensions (WxDxH): 240mmx140mmx80mm
Mass: 1,35 kg excluding PSU

Soundtrack by Ascetic Wires: Erica Synths Pico System II"

Erica Synths Pērkons HD-01 Delayed Due to Chip Shortage

Via Erica Synths

"Earlier in 2021 Erica Synths announced the upcoming drum machine & synthesizer Pērkons HD-01. As the news were received with a lot of encouraging excitement we have been working hard to fulfil the promise of making the instrument available to you within 2021.

Unfortunately our plans were affected by unforeseen circumstances coming from suppliers - we had ordered micro-controllers for Pērkons HD-01 early in 2021 with a promise to have them delivered in September, the delivery date kept pushed and pushed ahead up to the point of them becoming available only in late 2022. We are currently reworking the PCB to function with other parts that are available to us sooner. You can be sure - no compromises are being made.

Meanwhile we have actively continued the development as well as improved the user interface. We now expect to open pre-orders early 2022 and will soon present a new demo to showcase the re-worked & even better version of Pērkons HD-01."

RRP: 1650 EUR (VAT excl.)

You can find posts featuring the Perkons HD-01 including demos here.

Some pics that came with the press release to get you excited (click on them for the full size shots):

Overlooked Module #9: Din Sync SARA VCF

video upload by poorness studios

"I recently realized haven't done one of these Overlooked Modules episodes in quite some time and I've got a perfect module to add. Today, I'm taking a closer look at the SARA VCF from Din Sync. This is a dual-filter with some really interesting features. I really like it."

poorness studios Overlooked Module posts

Yamaha CS-1X/CS-2X - "CS Joy" Soundset Walkthrough

videos upload by LFOstore

"'CS Joy' is a second part of soundsets with 64 dynamic presets for both CS-1X & CS-2X


Both machines are romplers but having lots of possibilities, cool effects & nice overall sound.

Even we are busy with other sets - we hear you!

Received so many feedbacks regarding our first CS-1X set that immediately started to make second one.

And here it is: "CS Joy" with 64 dynamic/organic/atmospheric sounds! - volume two from our new series.

Surprise: sounds will work for both Blue & Silver Machines

Lushest complex Pads
Massive detuned Strings
Arps, sequences with lots of variations

Put a new breath in your CS Synth with our sounds!"

Doepfer A-100P6 Eurorack Case

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings, also on eBay

"The portable version of the a-100g6, measures: about 460 mm (width) x 330 mm (height) x 210 mm (depth), same specification as a-100g6 but built into a suitcase (flightcase design), because of the power input (8hp width) at the front only 76 hp are available in the lower row, no audio processing modules (e.g. Vco, vcf, vca, vcp, vcfs, ring modulator, spring reverb) should be mounted near the power supply but only control voltage modules (e.g. ADSR, lfo, s&h, slew limiter, trigger delay, sequencer, quantizer, clock divider, midi-interfaces).

Power supply : 115v"

1979 RSF Kobol Expander & Expander II

via this auction

Expander is SN 13506

Can't make out the SN for the Expander II.

Macbeth Micromac-D

via this auction

2012 Macbeth Micromac-R 3 Oscillator Analog Eurorack Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Introduction video here

"Ken MacBeth's Micromac -R is a small and yet powerful, full analog standalone synthesizer voice module for your Eurorack modular system. Unlike his competitors it has three voltage controlled oscillators and a classic Moog lowpass filter.

Control only via CV and Gate - No MIDI

3VCOs: VCO1 and 2 have saw, pulse, triangle and sine waveforms and the pulse width can be voltage controlled by external CVs. A low frequency noise with level control is available as well. VCO 1 can hard sync VCO2. VCO3 can be used as a modulation oscillator and can be disconnected from the master CV. Modulation targets are filter cutoff frequency and/or pitch of VCOs1and2. All VCOs have individual outputs, coarse and fine frequency controls, separate CV inputs for controlling frequency and pre-filter level controls.

The filter is a Moog 24dB lowpass filter. Its input is a mixture of all three VCOs and noise. The cutoff frequency can be controlled by the first envelope generator as well as by an external CV. The filter tracking is switchable between off / half / full (0%, 1V/oct and 1.5V/oct).

The envelopes are ADSRs with a switchable release parameter thats time is depending on the decay parameter, just like the Minimoog. The filter envelope can be also used to control VCO2´s pitch what sounds great when VCO2 is synchronized. Furthermore you can invert this envelope´s characteristic. The second envelope modulates the VCA. If an external CV is patched to the VCA the internal modulation is broken up. A momentary button allows for manual triggering of the envelopes

CV in, CV out (1V/Octave), Gate In, Gate out

three CV inputs for VCO 1-3 frequency, two PWM CV inputs 1&2; external audio input pre-VCF, individual outptus for VCO 1-3

CV input for filter cutoff, external audio input pre-VCA, Main-Out

3U Eurorack module, 60HP wide, approx. 75mm deep."

Metasonix R-54 Mark II Supermodule VCO/VCF

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a R-54 Mark II. NOS US made Sylvania and United tubes."

Moog Sonic Six w/ CV Gate Mod

via this auction

"Moog Sonic six, fully functional, WITH CV- GATE MODIFICATION (in the inputs on the right side of the keyboard, 'VOL' is equivalent to Gate)

keyboard completely restored and realigned!

Overall well preserved instrument, panel and serigraphs perfectly preserved.

Defects: the external 'MOOG' sticker is missing, and some slider caps, as you can see in the picture (easily available on ebay from spare parts dealers)"

Roland System 100 Model 102 Expander

via this auction

Korg SQ-10 Sequencer

via this auction

Korg X-911 Guitar Synthesizer Set SN 271532

via this auction

"Kong X-911. Condition is excellent. All original and very clean. Includes the original Korg FK-5 Foot Balancer panning pedal and S-2 dual foot switch.

Fully functional. It seems to track pretty well once the gain is set properly. It has never been serviced. It may benefit from a calibration, but it is more than satisfactory to my ears. This thing is tons of fun. It was marketed as a guitar synthesizer, but it will accept any analog audio signal. It has the same processing engine as the classic Korg MS-20.

Overall I’d rate the unit a solid 9/10. The Foot Balancer and dual switch are in great shape as well."


via this auction

You can see one in the flesh here.

Roland TR-66 Rhythm Arranger Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

These are actually pretty small. See this post for reference.

1960's Gibson Maestro Rhythm N Sound G-1 SN 04429

via this auction

"This is a Vintage 1960's Gibson Maestro Rhythm N Sound G-1 Synth/Effects Unit w/ Original Case! The pictures are of the actual item for sale.

In 1968, the Gibson/Maestro Rhythm N Sound arrived on the scene to challenge and perplex guitarists with its way-way-out “sounds” and absurd features. It has the ability to make both percussion and bass (octave under) and organ (fuzz )type sounds, using the guitar as a controller/trigger. In addition you can get 3 types of filters on the guitar tone and either use them together or separate from the original guitar signal. The Echo preset is really a hard-knee tremolo. The Distortion is not unlike the coveted Gibson/Maestro Fuzz, which has a sort of grinding fuzz sound with no real fidelity. The String Bass appears to be an octaver."

Patch Point Sidrax Organ by Ciat-Lonbarde

via this auction

"The Sidrax Organ follows a lineage of electronic musical instruments based on touch. It was redesigned twice, first as Sidrassi, then as Sidrazzi. It has seven wooden bars that you press to express seven oscillators within. Each oscillator has its own fine tuning slider, embedded right within its bar. Also, there is a master pitch knob, and a master chaos knob. The master chaos knob makes the instrument go from pure triangle tones to a nest of noise. It does this by gradually increasing modulation from one oscillator to the next in a circular pattern. Sidrax has enough bars to construct sweetest melodies from the triangle waves, whereas Tetrax is a simple four-bar entity, with complexity of tone for funky bass.

There are 44 modulation points brought forth as banana jacks. They are arranged in seven columns, representing the seven bars. Their layout is shifted diagonally, to allow inputs in proximity to outputs. This is for touch-playability; you can make banana jack metal studs that can be squished by hand to gesture-patch the instrument. Inputs are cool colors: blue, green, and grey. Outputs are hot colors: red and orange. The grey jacks are parallel inputs with the master knobs: the one on the left is for master pitch, the right one is master chaos. The color allotment for each bar is as follows:

Two orange jacks, representing the press and release gestures on that bar in voltage.

One red jack, which is the pure triangle output of that oscillator.

Two green jacks, that are "glitch" inputs. They cause the boundary conditions of each oscillator to wire to the output of another. A modulation inspired by circuit bending.

One blue jack, an fm modulation input for that oscillator.

The Sidrax organ has a stereo-mini output on the back. This is because each bar, outputs in different channels during the press/release cycle. In addition to the stereo-mini jack, it has an power switch, and optional built-in batteries, or an external, 9volt battery snap."

Jomox Resonator Neuronium Michaelis Resonant Neuron Analog Synthesizer Reissue

via this auction

"This is a rare reissue and is in excellent near mint shape and fully functional. Very hard to find, nothing else quite like it. Don't miss out!

**Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. Pictures are of actual item for sale**"

'Galaxy of Blue' Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular Synthesizer

video upload by AB85

"Droning through space. Headphones are recommended for this one."

The KarnEvil-9 3rd Impression Sequencer Demo

video upload by noddyspuncture

"The new Noddy's Puncture KarnEvil-9 3rd Imp sequencer demo."

The Sound of Genesis - Afterglow with Moog Taurus, Roland VP-330

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

The last Genesis video in the series. Afterglow is one of my favorite Genesis songs too.
Like usual it`s a cover and not original at all. It`s my interpretation of this song. Not a exact copy! When you will hear the original song than click on the original song.

I used the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus for the choir and strings sounds.
The deep bass is the MOOG TAURUS bass pedals.
For the Hammond Organ sounds I used the Roland M-VS1 module."

\\` [Wojciech Wilk] - Coco Pops (Polyend Tracker Scene)

video upload by Polyend

"Polyend Tracker - EHX Platform - Zoom H4n.No post-production. The main 'guitar' sample is from the built-in radio."

Freq Boutique 054

video upload by

"The modular synth open-mic in Denver, CO.

Set times:
7:00 - Burnt Coffee
7:30 - Sine Mountain
8:00 - Zack Hagan
8:30 - Drift Diffusion
9:00 - ALX . NN . FB . ??
9:30 - MAWR"

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