Monday, January 31, 2022

The New miniKORG 700FS Synthesizer (Overview & Demo)

video upload by Syntaur

"The latest synthesizer released by Korg is a recreation of the first synthesizer released by Korg - it's the miniKORG 700FS! Syntaur's Sam Mims takes a close look at this unique synth, and the history behind it, then takes it a hundred feet below ground for a special performance."

Double-Baked Mod-Delay | Sound Recipes #16

video upload by Reverb

"In this week's #SoundRecipe, we're adding cool, uneven textures to a synth by using extra chorus on the left channel and extra delay on the right. Get the full recipe and many others here."

UDO Super 6 & Boss pedals.

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with GENE PAUL GAYOL

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Gene Paul Gayol is a songwriter, composer, producer, keyboardist and has participated in Latin Grammy & Golden Globe winning projects. He has also performed or recorded with Platinum & Grammy award-winning recording artists. More recently GP’s keyboards can be heard in the Disney film Encanto.

Avenoir, a band made together with his friends during the pandemic, released their debut record New Year’s Day 2022 and features the Prophet-6 & vintage Prophet-5 synthesizers.

We chatted with GP on how he uses Sequential instruments in his music."
You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Sequential OB-6

video upload by MYSYNTH

Yamaha DX11 "FM Depths" Soundset 32 Custom Performances

video upload by LFOstore

Yamaha DX11 "FM Depths" Soundset 32 Presets

video upload by

Update: presets demo above added.

"DX-11 from Yamaha is popular keyboard version of rack module TX81Z with all classic fm synthesis capabilities and classic sounds!

And its fully compatible with rack brother with Presets & Performances

But it can do much more & what is really missing in its internal presets are smooth and warm sounds.

We made smooth & creamy sounds for ambient & atmospheric music aswell punchy and razor ones for dance & club music!

Buy Soundset:

'FM Depths' soundset contains 32 custom presets wide by categories & range:

Silky Strings
Evolving Drones
Smooth Pads
Progressive & analog-like basses
Solo leads
Voice-like sounds
Bells, plucks - modern & classic
Moving sequences

Also 32 Performances as a bonus!

Performance demo having Valhalla Supermassive reverb - free vst reverb with a great sound & we are including this presets to this pack.

Instructions of 'how to' are included"

Yamaha DX11 "FM Depths" Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

Yamaha DX11 "FM Depths" Soundset 32 Presets

video upload by

"DX-11 from Yamaha is popular keyboard version of rack module TX81Z with all classic fm synthesis capabilities and classic sounds!

And its fully compatible with rack brother with Presets & Performances

But it can do much more & what is really missing in its internal presets are smooth and warm sounds.

We made smooth & creamy sounds for ambient & atmospheric music aswell punchy and razor ones for dance & club music!

Buy Soundset:

'FM Depths' soundset contains 32 custom presets wide by categories & range:

Silky Strings
Evolving Drones
Smooth Pads
Progressive & analog-like basses
Solo leads
Voice-like sounds
Bells, plucks - modern & classic
Moving sequences

Also 32 Performances as a bonus!

Performance demo having Valhalla Supermassive reverb - free vst reverb with a great sound & we are including this presets to this pack.

Instructions of 'how to' are included"

Ultimate CPC MIDI Card Demo - Line-Out Recording

video upload by Michael Wessel

"A Line Out-recording of the Ultimate CPC MIDI Card - Eye in the Sky.
The X2GS sounds super smooth and offers the best sound quality - you can get one from Serdashop:
Please contact me if you'd like to purchase an Ultimate MIDI Card for the CPC. The DSK file of this song can be found in the Github repo: Enjoy!"

Some additional info via Michael:

here is another update from the Ultimate MIDI Card project for the Amstrad CPC!

By now, I have a Python .MID file converter so that I can create MIDI songs for the Ultimate MIDI card on the PC / Mac. Previously, I was recording the complete song .MID MIDI stream in realtime with the CPC. The MIDI message stream was created with a MID file player such as MIDIBAR running on the PC, and then simple fed into the CPC via a USB-2-DIN MIDI cable. For complex multi-track and highly polyphonic MIDI, this was a bit at the limit of what the CPC and BluePill microcontroller can handle, and thus sometimes resulted in dropped or hangind notes for complex MIDI. Hence, a more stable solution was required - the Python-based converter.

Here is a demo of complex converted .MID song played back from CPC memory. Most CPC-users have 512 KBs of extended RAM memory available - the DK'tronics 512 KB RAM expansion is a "standard" even for contemporary CPC RAM expansions. My CPC "converted .MID" player supports 512 KBs of RAM - this is large enough to fit this ~ 96 KBs large BIN song into memory; enjoy the smooth sound of the X2GS sound module plugged into the S2-compatible header at the back of the card."

Soma Lyra-8 ambient drone synthesizer Tutorial lesson 1: Overview

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This is a tutorial series for anyone who wants to learn how to use the Soma Lyra-8 to its fullest extent. The synth is simply one of the best ambient drone synthesizers and is capable of making some wonderful, beautiful, ugly, complex textures. I've tried to break things down into small videos that are easy to mentally digest and apply to your own electronic music. We will be exploring both east coast tonal and west coast avant-garde uses of the synthesizer. This first video shows an overview of the instrument and gives you a place to start. Please leave a comment with any questions or requests and a like if this was helpful."

EthanJamesMusic Soma Lyra-8 lessons

Kraftwerk 'Das Model' Rekonstruktion mit dem Polybrute! Was Ihr über unsere Demos wissen solltet!

video upload by Wine&Synths

Demo starts at 7:44.

"Ein paar Takte darüber, wie und warum wir Synthesizer Demos machen.

Wer es noch nicht kennen sollte: Es handelt sich um eine klangliche Rekonstruktion des Songs 'Das Model' von Kraftwerk."

ARTURIA POLYBRUTE 2 0 - großer Synthesizer Praxistest & Demos {DEUTSCH}
video upload by Wine&Synths

00:05 Intro
01:07 Demo: Very Diskonaut
03:21 Morphing
05:25 Filter
07:52 Metalizer
09:49 Parameter Display
10:46 Wie funktioniert das Update?
11:42 Ensemble Effekt
12:18 Chord Funktion
14:15 Effekte
15:06 Synth Rant
18:51 Analog Accuracy
20:37 Modulationsmatrix
21:54 W&S Score
34:26 Fazit und Vergleich zu UDO Super-6
35:50 Deep Techno Demo by Xepeia

Bleibt dran und abonniert unseren Kanal!

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SpazeDrum plays a Urano Sequence

video upload by gotharman

"In the forthcoming update SpazeDrum will be able to import Urano, LD3 and Tiny LD sequences."

DB-01 firmware update 1.08: Rotate sequence

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Firmware update 1.08 has suddenly made the DB-01 random pattern generator a whole lot better. It's now possible to 'rotate sequence' - in other words, change the start point. It's a little thing but makes a huge difference. In this video I take a quick look at the new feature, try it out on a 32-step random pattern, and finish with a guitar solo.

0:00 Intro blather
0:20 Check firmware version
1:12 Random pattern generator
2:24 Select scale
2:58 The rotate function
3:24 32-step random
4:47 Rotate across 2 bars
6:15 Noddling
7:10 Guitar solo

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Richard DeHove DB-01 posts

Buchla Tiptop 258t Trilogy

video upload by Todd Barton

"Three brief explorations around the Buchla TiptopAudio 258t Dual Oscillator. I'm already impressed with the wide range of sounds possible. Enjoy!"

How to passive feedback w. Plinky

video upload by Meska

"Quick tips for passive feedback on plinky with the euro out to line in.
BEWARD OF LEVEL when doing feedback ! :)

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 ;)"

MICROGRANNY 2.5 and sampling your voice

video upload by Bastl Instruments

"This time I'm simply recording my voice with a built-in microphone and letting Granny inspire me. I'm triggering Ableton scenes with my left hand."

RARE Black Face Oberheim FVS Four Voice System w/ Colored Knobs

via this auction

"Very rare, all original, black face oberheim four voice system with rare 5 octave oberheim keyboard. Back face modules were only prototypes and never released to the public. Fully functional except the programmer module which has no voice cards so it's not wired into the system. All other modules are fully functional and have just been calibrated in preparation for this sale."

EMW Multi Wave

via this auction

You can find demos of EMW's Multiwave in previous posts here.

EMW’s Multi Wave Digital Oscillator is a powerful oscillator under MIDI control. The module’s primary oscillator boasts a total of 40 waveforms, while it’s sub-oscillator section features eight. There’s also CV over the most crucial parameters. In addition to wavetable modulation, users can scan through the waves to achieve various results like FM, formant shifting, wave distortion, windowed sync, and much more.

This is the BLACK version of the Multi Wave.

Multi Wave Digital Oscillator (BLACK) Features
Primary oscillator features 40 waveforms
Sub-oscillator features 8 waveforms
CV control over key parameters
Black finish"

$12,495 Metasonix TM-1

via this auction

"This listing is for a very rare Metasonix TM-1 in mint condition. There are less than 100. Last I saw of Trent Reznor's studio he had 8 of them. The TM-1 is part of his secret sauce."

Update: re-listed for $6,995.

Fred’s Lab Töörö 12-bit Poly Synthesizer w/ Analog Filters & Original Box

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Midiphy midibox seq v4+ Sequencer

via this auction

See this post for additional details and a demo.

The Teaching Tool That Makes LoFi Beats To Study To

video upload by HAINBACH

"In this video I focus on the beauty of an obsolete class room tool, magnetic card audio recorders. Made by many companies like Eiki and Bell & Howell, these are basically the Instagram of magnetic tape recorders. Originally meant for learning languages, these have since found use for LoFi, noise and experimental music. Many of these come with line outs, mic ins and have variable speed and offer endless creative possibilities: scratching, looping, half-speed, reverse. All that with a very nice and rather deep sound, way more interesting than many cassette recorders."

The Smallest Midi Controller EVER

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I test and review the Noise Machine (NMSVE) by THIS.IS.NOISE inc, the smallest midi controller I could possibly find."

via inc is a start-up company founded by two brothers from Toronto, Ontario.

We build unconventional MIDI controllers that are set on changing the where, when, and how music is made.

NMSVE stands for: Noise Machine Straight Vibin' Edition. NMSVE is an ultra portable BLE MIDI controller that is used with MIDI software. We believe NMSVE works best with mobile devices (iOS, iPadOS, Android), however NMSVE can connect to just about any platform - even hardware synths using Bluetooth adapters!

Common use cases: triggering samples, controlling FX, wireless live sets, MIDI looping, lighting + audio, and of course - making beats on the go!

Additional details:

Noise Machine Straight Vibin' Edition

powerful, yet portable!

The main idea behind NMSVE was to create a portable MIDI controller made for the modern beat maker.

A device that's fun to play, compact, and functional that DOESN'T take up valuable desk space.

NMSVE works by wirelessly connecting to MIDI capable software on your smartphone, laptop, or PC/MAC via Bluetooth.

Consisting of 12 buttons, a knob, and a slider, NMSVE allows you to choose from 12 MIDI channels and offers 3 modes of use... all in a case that's smaller than your wallet!

Keystep Pro, with Korg Volca Bass and Keys, Akai tomcat fun with visuals jam for Jamuary 31 2022

video upload by Expanding Sound

"Well, I was able to accomplish my goal and hit every single day of the month. I hope you enjoyed some of these as I had a great time working on them. Todays jam was something different I had been wanting to try. Its very simple, and way more about the visuals. I liked the idea of having the the glitch effects play at the same time as Im jamming, so I shot them to my projector and filmed the silhouette. I need to fool around with getting my idea for the effect perfect but I liked how it came out. In my mind I was thinking of the old Earth Wind and Fire videos with the trails everywhere they moved. I always loved those and all kinds of trippy effects really. They're fun. Hope you enjoyed this as well as my Jamuary feed. Back to our regularly scheduled programming. Which isn't all that different ha ha :)"

9º Mostly Cloudy

video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"An exploration of Strega and Wotja concerning the gentle art of sonic deterioration."

Modular / Eurorack Music - Bubble

video upload by Jeanie

"Performance setup : Buchla 200e system + Buchla Music Easel + Make Noise system + Korg SQ-1 (two) + Strymon blueSky"

"Mare lunaris" a modular composition by GATTOBUS

video upload by gattobus

"Headphones or a good pair of speakers recommended.
This is a live recording of me playing withy my modular.
I'm playing over two overlapping sequences, each with different measures.
This patch is quite simple, just a DPO drone, Bresnso going into a stereo filter (Popple) with Falistri used as double-envelope. Everything was driven by Fraptools Usta sequencer. Some randomness here and there using Fraptools Sapèl."

11 17 21 Synton Fénix - Feedback with Formant Filter

video upload by batchas

Insta Chord Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

This should brighten your morning. This appears to be the first post to feature the Insta Chord hardware instrument. I'm not finding any additional info on it online. If you know feel free to leave a comment or reach out. Note there is also an InstaChord MIDI Processing Plugin "that helps you play chords and chord progressions faster and easier." I don't believe they are related.

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE

Sunday, January 30, 2022

MicroAddict: Synths & Microbes

video upload by MicroAddict

This one is in via supporting member SynthAddict who had the following to say:

"I started a new microscope life channel that will feature original synth music, mostly from modular to add to the mood.

My launch video today features some ambient space music from a Korg Wavestation A/D for all parts, made on an RC-505 looper (DAWless). For now it’s interesting visuals with synth music.

One of my upcoming videos will feature microbes found on synths and drum machines: cables, keys, pads, buttons, and strips... and chairs/floors. Should be fun 😀 it might get folks to dust and clean the studio more often."

And: "The critters here came from a local park and a pond.
The tardigrade came from dry moss and I brought him out of stasis by oaking the moss.
The spider was on the moss before I soaked it (extra bonus).

Tardigrades can survive very harsh conditions and 'resurrect'.
NASA even took them into space and they survived!"

Roland 100M filter modification demo

video upload by zack dagoba

Sacred 🧙‍♀️ (Dreadbox Nymphes) - Jamuary2022

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

Update: Re-upload with better audio (the previous version had a lower volume -10 dB)

"The challenge with this one was to use the Dreadbox - Nymphes, 4-voice analog polyphonic synth, as only instrument for the whole track, without any external effects! (only some EQ/comp for mixing purposes).
I'm not a big fan of the Nymphes' internal reverb, but had to use it for this track.
As I also wanted to have a kind of delay effect on the SEQ track (heard on the left speaker), I had to do it manually by re-recording a 2nd SEQ track (heard on the right speaker) after having shifted the MIDI notes of the first SEQ track 😅

I initially composed this track with the Conductive Labs - NDLR sequencer. I recorded its MIDI output in my DAW and later did some editing, adding some pitch bends, notes for transitions, etc.

I was quite surprised of how this little synth can be so versatile and sound fat! (There's been a lot of talk about its user interface, and indeed, I would have preferred either a small screen or a larger surface too!)"

Buchla Tiptop 258t Trilogy

video upload by Todd Barton

"Three brief explorations around the Buchla TiptopAudio 258t Dual Oscillator. I'm already impressed with the wide range of sounds possible. Enjoy!"

Arturia Polybrute vs Matrixbrute the "did you need both?" review

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"Here is my Arturia Polybrute vs Arturia Matrixbrute "did you need both" review or better call it 'movie'. With a little help from Arturia's Drumbrute Impact.

00:00:00​ Intro
00:00:30​ Title Track
00:01:14​ Epilogue
00:03:41​ Sound Demos
00:15:52 Overview Matrixbrute & Polybrute
00:19:26 VCO´s
00:28:54 Mixer
00:30:54 VCF´s
00:44:01 Envelopes
00:49:53 LFO´s
01:01:48 EFX´s
01:06:03 Arpeggio & Sequencer
01:09:07 Audio Mod & Filter FM
01:15:09 Miscellaneous
01:20:23 Conclusion
01:23:21 Outro

Thanks to my wife for the nice Matrixbrute :-)

Used Equipment: Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 7S Plus, Sony ZV-1, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, Steinberg Cubase 11 and Apple iMovie
The Intro and Outro was made with Polybrute, Matrixbrute & Drumbrute Impact"

Sequential Prophet X - Ambient Soundscape Imrpovisation - "The Relaxing Prophet"

video upload by KeyRides

"I love the Prophet X. Really. I deeply enjoy it´s possibilities. It´s overall structure, it´s audio quality.

For me, it is the most inspiring instrument I own.

Sometimes I sit down and start programming just for the fun of it to relax and calm down.

Mostly I don´t record, what I do when I´m programming. But this time, I had the cam near me from the last videos.

So, this is, what it sounded like in the end.

Hope, you like it!



Sequential Pro 3 Review

video upload by Justin Carey

"My thoughts on this amazing synth. 05:20 playing begins."

Polyfusion 2000

video upload by roginator1

Update: video added above.

via this auction

"Polyfusion modular for sale (Roginator).
Pick up only between Bruges and Ghent Belgium

4 vco's
2 lpf (1 filter is a bit off)

1 hpf
1 formant filter
2 lfo's
4 adsr
4 mixer mod
2 attenuators
2 Vca modules (4 Vca's)

And some unfinished modules"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING Live Performance Modular HTX 012922

video upload by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING Live Performance Modular HTX Meetup 012922
venue: Axelrad
Noiz circuit:
Modular rig
DirtyWave M8 - Master MIDI clock for the entire circuit
1010Music BlueBox
FaderFox PC12 - controlling all the levels and FX of the BlueBox and levels of the M8 tracks
for more noiz:

Monome Arc 4: Eerie Dark Ambient Piece

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
A piece I did a few months ago when I still had the monome arc 4 and the monome ansible. Decided to try out some dark ambient and more eerie music, and it seemed like a monome arc is a perfect tool for that. Cheers!
Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Traffic noise and Nightsky pedal - press S to sound awesome

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Ok, here's traffic #noise through a #strymon #nightsky pedal." Featuring the Yamaha EX5 and Akai MPC One.


dreadbox Nymphes Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Reverb: Presets for Ambient and Techno

video upload by Limbic Bits

"dreadbox Nymphes Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Reverb: Presets for Ambient and Techno"

Korg Minilogue XD

via this auction

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Moog Subsequent 37 Analog Synth

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Oberheim OB-MX 6 Voice Designed by Don Buchla SN MX001416

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a Oberheim OB-MX 6 Voice. Deep analog poly designed by Don Buchla and built in Oakland, CA. Fully serviced in 2021- Power supply rebuilt, all voice card received recalibration and electronic caps changed, all pots and switches cleaned. Top notch unit."

Korg Oasys Keyboard 88 Key Open Architecture Synthesizer Studio SN 000646

via this auction

Korg Opsix 37-Key Altered FM Synthesizer

via this auction

Patch of The Week: Choir Sound 1 - Tutorial with patch chart and demo performance

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A simple choir-like timbre using multiple VCOs, including examples with 3 different filters, how to use modulation to add realism, a short performance demonstration, and patch diagram at the end (with notes and full downloadable patch sheet in the description).
This version uses 3 analogue oscillators, being modulated separately, to simulate the imperfect tuning of multiple human voices singing together. There are more advanced methods to create vocal-like sounds, such as those used in synths like the Roland VP330, but it can be difficult (and possibly hugely expensive) to represent the components used within the modular domain. However, if a comparable sound is achieved in a modular format then the degree to which it can be tweaked and customised is limitless, which can't be said for the self-contained instruments of the past.
Patch Notes and PDF link further down the page.

00:00 Start
00:11 Introduction
00:45 Building the patch (Ladder Filter)
03:38 With Sonic XV & Gemini
05:46 Example Performance
09:39 Patch Sheet"

Stylophone Hip Hop jam created using the Stylophone Gen X-1 and Limited Edition Bowie Stylophone

video upload by Stylophone

"Funky hip-hop jam created with the Stylophone Gen X-1 and the limited edition Bowie Stylophone!"

Jamuary 08 2022 - Korg modwave #jamuary2022

video upload by Waveformer

"My last jam for Jamuary 2022 is a Berlin School / Ambient piece on the Korg modwave synthesizer, using a custom arpeggiator-driven patch with four parts. I play the arpeggiators and do live sound design during the jam, with explanatory text overlays in the video. Its a lot of fun using the modwave as a multitimbral synth with the help of its amazingly powerful modulation matrix and motion sequencing capabilities.

My music on Bandcamp:

Patch description:

Layer A Osc 1 Arp Melody and Bass
Layer A Osc 2 Arp Bass and Melody
Layer A Noise Light percussion
Layer B Osc 1 Arp Melody
Layer B Osc 2 Arp Melody

Each track's volume can be controlled independently using the four Mod Knobs, so I can fade each track in and out.

The oscillators on each layer share the arpeggiator, the filter and the effects.

The oscillator on each track has it's own amplitude envelope, using Osc 1 and Osc 2 envelopes.

Motion sequence lanes A-D modifies the notes played by the arpeggiator, adding silence/rests, holding notes, adding ratchets, adding glide, or shifting the notes up or down by an octave or a fifth.

So even though there are only two arpeggiators, one for each layer, each of the four tracks appears to have it's own unique rhythm and melody.

The ModWheel is used to set Filter Cutoff frequency for Layer B.

The KAOSS pad is used to modulate the Wavetable Position and Morph (Stretch) for Oscillator 1 on Layer B.

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R-16 mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17."

Oberheim Matrix-12 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Effect Used.
Universal Audio Apollo 8P Audio Interface System.
Neve 88RS Channel Strip.(Only head amp module)
Cooper® Time Cube Mk II Delay (Stereo Delay)
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb."

Saturday, January 29, 2022

One Minute Acid Jam with TR-909 and 2x TB-303s

video upload by Honeysmack

"Quick little jam with 2x 303s and the TR-909, no additional sounds used.
Effects: Eventide Timefactor and Space (off camera). Elektron Analog Heat on the master bus. Improvised and recorded in a single unedited take.

Incoming new release, Entity Remixes out Feb 4, digital and vinyl through Awesome Soundwave:"

MPC One #short

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"A quick short !
Head over to our page for tons more performances, tutorials, reviews and more!"

Roland Jupiter-4 Compuphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The legendary Roland Jupiter 4. It's been a dream writing and recording with this unit. The tone is undeniably rich. Everything works as it should; I've never had any issues whatsoever. As you can see, there are some cosmetic marks, especially on the wooden panels on the side. It was serviced prior to my original purchase, two years ago, in Toronto."

Sequential Prophet Rev2 SN 05949

via this auction

BlueARP DM iNow Available for Order

video upload by graywolf2004ru

00:00 Availability and pricing
00:43 Package contents
01:10 Waiting list
01:27 Comments on pricing
02:26 Reliability, beta-testing
04:22 Future plans
05:40 Final words

BlueARP DM mk.1 Hardware Arpeggiator (introduction video)

video upload by

"Introducing BlueARP DM mk.1, 8-channel advanced arpeggiator, the result of 6 years of development. This is not a full review, but more an introduction video covering the basics, to give the idea of what it is and what it can do.

Find more information on the product page:

BlueARP DM is available for order from my partner's store:

00:00 Basic overview
01:12 Usage scenarios
02:40 Editing patterns
06:30 Interface overview
10:55 Control app
12:37 Musical examples"

"What is BlueARP DM
BlueARP DM (DM stands for Desktop Module) is an advanced 8-channel pattern arpeggiator with a core derived from BlueARP plugin (which has been around since 2012). This is a result of 4 years of development and 1 year of beta-testing and fine-tuning. It is a boutique device, hand-manufactured in small quantities. Currently available in two colors: semi-transparent blue and white with black engravings.

BlueARP DM delivers 8 independent arpeggiators (or instances) in a single box; each of these instances is essentially a separate BlueARP plugin. It shares the core logic programmed in C with the plugin, but delivers rock-solid MIDI timing, thanks to its powerful Cotrex-M4 ARM CPU, and some extra stuff like CV/Gate connectivity to modular synths. BlueARP DM has plenty of connectivity for such a small box.

2 midi input and 4 midi output ports;
USB A port accepting USB-MIDI controllers;
4 analog outputs acting as CV or gates;
analog input to accept pulse clock from the modular;
SD Card to store and recall presets;

BlueARP DM a self-contained hardware device: you can edit, save and recall arpeggio patterns on the unit without a computer. Its interface a ‘old-school’ and it was inspired by early-days music computers and hardware sequencers. Still there’s enough space on two large 256×64 pixel OLED screens. For example, this is a pattern editing page."

See the BlueARP label for additional posts.

Early Ear (Oxix52 Cover) - Eurorack + 5U Modular Synth Ambient

video upload by Autotross

"This is a cover of a Buchla Music Easel song by one of my favorite youtube synth-masters ​@Oxix52. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy the original."

DSI Prophet Rev2, Sequential Prophet 6, Access Virus TI2 and Eurorack: Space Ambient

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"I've recently bought a 2 tiers synth stand so now I can use my two Prophets at the same time. Here's a short ambient track featuring: Prophet 6, Prophet Rev2, Access Virus TI2 and my little Eurorack system which includes Mutable Instruments Marbles, Rings and Beads and O_c Ornament and Crime.
Everything passes through Strymon Big Sky Cloud reverb.

I hope you will enjoy this.

As usual if you want to support me, follow me on:
Instagram: lucafrancinimusic"

Octatrack Vocoder Emulation and How to Sample On Any Track

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I share my vocoder emulation on the Elektron Octatrack MK2. THIS IS NOT a real or true vocoder but it does emulate it's effect and sounds pretty great on drums.

Get my Octatrack performance template (among other rewards) by joining my Patreon:

Support me by purchasing gear via these links:
Octatrack MK2:
Analog Heat:

Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:"


Guy plays cheap synth by the ocean

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Making the most of a crisp and sunny midwinter day in Ystad, Sweden. The KORG KROSS 2 runs on batteries so why not? Demo and performance using the COMBI sounds of the PIANO category. Plenty of pads, drums and cinematic foorage of Skåne region of Sweden."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

What remains | Spectralis II and Prophet 12 somber downtempo electronic music

video upload by MIDERA

"Today I spoke with my mom - and it's just... hard to see parents age (I lost my dad about 12 years ago now). Sometimes it seems like, maybe he was the lucky one to go when he was younger and didn't have these problems. Pain just seems to turn into the daily terror, haunting every part of your life. I sit here and know there's nothing I can do, except sit here and listen, and hope that things improve... and yet, we are all tending towards that end....

As for this track - well, I've been trying to get back into using the Spectralis in different ways. Here, I've taken all the drums, routed them into the 12db MM filter and used the HP filter with resonance at 100% And the cutoff around 30db, which really causes the bass to come out. Piano and strings from the Spectralis as well.

All sounds sent through Eventide Blackhole VST."

Track & Teach: Silver Grappa with Machinedrum, Monomachine, Octatrack, LXR2 and Modular FX

video upload by MrDataline

"This Track&Teach includes Project files for Octatrack, Machinedrum, Monomachine and LXR2 drum machine + 25 minute Tutorial Video. Download from: or The tutorial video includes audio & midi routing, Octatrack track configurations, how the modular fx is used with Octatrack CUE outs, workflow of the transitions, Machinedrum master fx and some tips about live resampling.

Runtime of the tutorial video is 25 minutes.


Cwejman SM-1 Synthesizer Module

via this auction

"Rare Cwejman SM-1 in mint condition. It contains two oscillators, a multimode filter, VCA, two ADSR-VC loop envelopes and two LFOs, among various utilities. It is basically a compact Cwejman S1 in 3u and was Wowa Cwejman's eurorack masterpiece before his untimely passing."

Like New Simmons Digital Clap Trap Handclap Synthesizer

via this auction

"Simmons Digital Clap Trap Handclap Synthesizer - Like New - Collectors Item"

Original KORG MS-20 w/ Early Filter Type & Hard Case SN 143312

via this auction

Roland JD-08 Programmable Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

SONICWARE LIVEN 8bit warps LVN-010 Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg M1R Music Workstation Digital Synthesizer Module SN 005902 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"A small patch of display segments are missing in the middle of the screen (pictured). Not really affecting the readability. Includes original box, rack ears, and model ID cards.

In 1988 Korg released the M1R Musicworkstation rackmount synthesizer. It featured everything from the M1 Musicworkstation minus the keyboard.The expansion slots were similar however the M1R uses the M1R-EX package over the M1's M1-EX edition.

Considered by Korg to be the first workstation type of instrument where it kept everything completely self contained with it's own built in sounds and effects while also able to connect outside itself through MIDI.

M1 sounds features 16 voices in single mode and 8 voices in double mode. It also has Combination mode which allows the user to play up to 8 single programas layered or split across it's 61 key keyboard.

The high quality digital PCM samples offer a variety of acoustic, synthesizer, and drum/percussion sounds. It also has a wide variety of onboard effects with 2 effects blocks. the instrument also features 2 expansion slots using Korg's proprietary ram and rom cards. 1 slot for sample rom expansion and the other for program/combination expansion for up to an extra 100 each. The sequencer offered up to 77,000 events but was reduced to 44,000 when the memory is allocated to 100 programs/combinations."

Friday, January 28, 2022

Crumar Spirit

via this auction

"This is near mint 100% all original Crumar Spirit analog synthesizer. Co-designed by Bob Moo[g], this synth is often compared to a Minimoog, with some suggesting a preference for this rare monosynth."

Home (Full Album Performance) - Music for a productive day

video upload by Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised ambient IDM album performed entirely on one small eurorack hardware skiff. This is music deliberately created to listen to while you are working away at the rest of your life, i.e. not-so-lofi-beats to study to. But I've also written some notes and recorded the performance because that's what I personally enjoy; I hope it can be useful to see how the music was made for you.

00:00 - Harwood
05:38 - Crest
11:20 - Centre
17:32 - Euclid
23:34 - Ossington
28:58 - Yarmouth
34:00 - Hemlock
39:26 - Drive

Modules used:
Squarp Rample - four melodic samples on each track
Happy Nerding FX Aid XL - reverb on melodic samples
Prok kick, snare, hat, and clap modules - drums
Mutable Instruments Grids (uGrids version) - drum sequencing
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - clock, LFO, pitch, more
Intellijel FSR 1U - live control of drum parameters
Intellijel Quadratt - mixer for melodic samples
Intellijel Mix-up - mixer and mutes for main mix (except for kick)
WMD MSCL - compressor for main mix (except for kick)
Intellijel Mixer 1U - final output mixer
Intellijel Palette 4U case

Written, performed, and recorded to a stereo mix over three days. Mastered by Som Shankar.

Thanks for listening."

DIY Modular Synth, Spring Reverb 9EB3C1B and 8 Bit Delay

video upload by m655321

"I ordered a 9EB3C1B spring reverb from eBay, built a drive circuit and integrated the 8 bit delay that I made a few weeks ago."

Analog Fume

video upload by nbor

"One of those things that happens when you start trying out the new drum machine (MFB Tanzbar Lite) and then you need a bass line, and then you need a lead, and then you need to quickly mix it up. So here's a mouse-mixing session, bringing these simple loops into something more than a few bars. All recorded and mixed in Bitwig. Other instruments are the Korg Minilogue and Arturia Microbrute."

KazioTron Keys by Goldbaby

video upload by GoldbabySamples

"Vintage 80s home keyboards recorded to cassette. Available now:
Think of KazioTron Keys as a Cassette Mellotron with vintage 80s home keyboard tapes."

Kontakt GUI pictured

via Goldbaby

"The warm, lo-fi goodness of cassette tape married to the nostalgia and character of 80s home keyboards. Think of KazioTron Keys as a cassette Mellotron with vintage 80s home keyboard tapes.

Soft, mellow keys. Woozy emotive synths. Dirty, imperfect leads. These sounds are super fun to play.

Gear used: Casio VL1, SK1, MT70, MT18, CT201, CT301 and a sneaky little Yamaha PS3 bass sound. Multiple cassette decks and cassette types. Also, the odd modulation pedals for a little extra mojo. Tracked through 1073 and 501 pre-amps and a valve mixer.

Includes non-cassette versions of each instrument if you want pure vintage home keyboard sounds.

The packs come with patches for Kontakt, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and TAL-Sampler. The Kontakt version has an excellent user interface script.

Every sampler has a different sound and character. So each format will differ slightly from the others. The raw sounds, however, all sound the same in each format. Bear this in mind when listening to the audio demos."

Frequency Central MU / 5U

videos uploaded by Frequency Central

Frequency Central feat. forthcoming MU modules CEMosc, Whiteface, Arley Dynamics - Part One
Frequency Central in 'MU-looping' feat. our forthcoming MU format VCO, VCF, VCA and ADSR modules
Frequency Central: atmospheric droning soundscape of doom feat. MU format modules

Pic via this auction

KAWAI CARD K4 ROM A4-01 Analog Programmed by Bo Tomlyn (1990) - All 64 Single Patches

video upload by Nacho Marty Meyer

"this is a quick overview of the 64 single patches on the 'A4-01 Analog' card for the KAWAI K4 / K4r, these patches were programmed by Bo Tomlyn, known for his work creating sounds for Yamaha's DX series, once Bo created a company called 'Key Clique' (design and sale of patches) on this card there is a patch called precisely 'Key Clique'"

Tiny Synthesizers Huge Sounds: 1010 Lemond Drop and Fireball

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Drew from Patchwerks goes over the new 1010 Lemondrop, a granular synthesizer and the 1010 Fireball, a wavetable synthesizer.

About the Lemondrop Granular Synthesizer: "Explore a freshly squeezed approach to granular synthesis with nanobox | lemondrop, a polyphonic granular mini synthesizer with intuitive touchscreen control. Four voice polyphony, two granulators and an oscillator provide a wide sonic palette—from lush environmental pads to rugged and glitched-out textures. Instantly morph and shape sounds with the swipe of a finger using touchscreen X/Y control. Choose from hundreds of professionally designed presets and wav files, or quickly create your own patches with deep parameter control via the 2” touchscreen. Integrate lemondrop seamlessly with your existing tabletop gear—or create on-the-go thanks to a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand." -1010 Music

About the Fireball Wavetable Synthesizer: 'Bring some heat to your music creation workflow with nanobox | fireball, a polyphonic wavetable mini synthesizer with intuitive touchscreen control. Featuring eight voice polyphony, two wavetables and an oscillator, Fireball unlocks a huge array of sounds—from punchy and aggressive leads to atmospheric pads. Touchscreen X/Y control allows you to instantly morph and shape sounds with the swipe of a finger. Choose from hundreds of professionally designed presets and wav files, or quickly create your own patches with deep parameter control via the 2” touchscreen. Integrate fireball seamlessly with your existing tabletop gear—or create on-the-go thanks to a compact design that fits in the palm of your hand.' -1010 Music

Order the 1010 Lemondrop Granular Synthesizer here:
Order the 1010 Fireball Wavetable Synthesizer here:
Demo by: Drew
Video by: Matthew Piecora"

See the main announcement post here for additional videos.

Vintage Synthesizer Museum MIDI Karaoke with Oscar Cash

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Museum

"The Vintage Synthesizer Museum and Oscar Cash Present: The MIDI Jukebox.
On February 4th, from 1PM-4PM, we will transform VSM into a MIDI Karaoke bar. You pick the song, and we send the melodies to several synths and the drums to the TR-909. While the song plays you can twist knobs, change presets, or perform vocal duties with the assistance of the EMS Vocoder 2000. All this led by your handsome host, Oscar Cash. If you are interested in attending in person, please contact us to join our mailing list, so you can reserve a spot.

As always, you can also book a private appointment to play these classics yourself."

PPG Wave 2.2

via this auction

"This rare PPG 2.2 is 8 bit resolution for a more "grainy" and "hairy" sound which many prefer over the higher resolution 2.3 model. For the age, this PPG has been very well cared for and is in amazing condition. A full inspection have been done by Mecanik Synthetik in Montreal including a general cleaning and some parts replacement.

PHYSICAL CONDITION : Excellent. The top, sides, and back have numerous small scratches and scuffs. The face plate is spotless and looks brand new.

In order to protect the PPG from future scratches, I have carefully applied a matte black vinyl on all 3 surfaces which make it look brand new. (Picture available on demand). This vinyl can be removed at the request of the buyer to deliver it in its original condition.

WORKING CONDITION : Excellent - All keys work perfectly. MIDI implementation is perfect, CV/TRIGGER In and Out are working well, the sequencer works, the filters go from a warm glow to a full scream, the sounds are rad, and this is an incredible specimen of this synthesizer. This synth works wonderfully.

• OS Version 8.3

• 8 bit resolution for a more "grainy" and "hairy" sound which many prefer over the higher resolution 2.3 model.

• Analog VCA envelope and VCF filter sections for a classic and warm sound

• The Wave 2.2 has oscillators that can generate over 2,000 different waveforms

• Recently upgraded the latest ROM chips compatible with this OS Version

• Factory installed MIDI in/out/thru"

EMS Synthi AKS

via this auction

70’s Vako Orchestron. Serial # 2174 - Model B

via this auction

"70’s Vako Orchestron. Serial # 2174 - Model B

Selling for Mitchell Froom this is what he said:

'I bought this from one of the original designers, Ben Rizzi, around 1993. He kept it solely at his New Jersey studio, so it was in beautiful condition. I’ve used it on countless recordings since then, and have kept it exclusively at my home studio, so it’s in pristine cosmetic shape. It’s just been serviced, but of course it’s a fragile instrument, so I’d suggest local pickup. I understand that turning it on often is a good idea. Really a characterful sounding keyboard (largely because it runs optical discs). I first became aware of it through some of Kraftwork’s recordings. After I bought this, I took apart an older one I had, so it also comes with a box of spare parts. Comes with 5 optical discs - Pipe Organ, Sax, Vocal Choir (2), and Cello. The entire original set is available online.'”

ARP Axxe

via this auction

"The Arp Axxe is a single VCO mono-synth with sawtooth and square/PWM waves, and with Arp's PPC pads for expressiveness. It can be interfaced with other synths via connections for CV and Gate on the rear panel.

This unit has had all key bushings replaced, all sliders cleaned, and has been fully calibrated."

Moog Minitmoog SN 2051

via this auction

"As they say--Rare as hens teeth. The Minitmoog was made for about a year. A more useful Satellite. This one has been serviced and is ready to go to a new home. There are a few pictured nicks and dings but it is in very good condition. Being a vintage synth the buyer will assume all responsibilities of needing service after shipping."

Original R.A. Moog Model D Minimoog SN 1003

via this auction

Pics of the inside below. Update: note the oscillator board on the right of the shot shot of the inside back, further below, is a different green and appears to be upgraded - see here.

The following is the description from the listing:

"After much soul searching, I've decided to sell my Original R.A. Moog Model D MiniMoog. I remember getting in the car with my dad and driving up to Trumansburg in the summer of 1970.My dad played a Hammond B3 and was so intrigued with creating new sounds. We were going to meet Dr. Moog and possibly buy something. After an amazing exhibition of the many synths on display, my dad purchased this MiniMoog model D Serial #1003 The 3rd One Ever Made!

This beautiful MiniMoog has been well cared for its entire life. It has been played on many studio recordings, and used on a number of live performances as well. It has always been well maintained and serviced. Everything functions correctly and sounds great! The only issue is that the AC cord was damaged and had to be repaired. Also a tiny piece of wood chipped off many years ago, a purely cosmetic damage. These early MiniMoogs can be temperamental, so having a qualified technician to maintain it is very important.

There's not much more to say...If you're reading this you already know that these early MiniMoogs Model D's created some of the Fattest and Juiciest synth tones ever!! Countless artists play and record with them and they continue to be the most desirable synth ever made. You should also know that serial # 1001, and 1002 are in museums, so this Model D MiniMoog #1003 is the earliest production model in private hands. I'm open to offers, but please be realistic. I would love this to be picked up in person, and I'm willing to drive 100+ miles to deliver personally. The thought of handing it over to UPS/FedEx is scary, but that said I will ship it double boxed and "overpacked" to insure a safe arrival. This MiniMoog holds a special place in my heart, my hopes are for a new owner who will continue to play, love, and enjoy it as much as it has been for the past 50+ years"

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with MPG-80 Programmer

via this auction

"Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with MPG-80 Programmer(Ver 4.0)

With M-64C,6PIN DIN cable,6U new rack case."

Playbeat 3.1 - Top 5 Features!

video upload by Waveform

Nord Lead 2 Synthesizer Sounds High Quality Stereo

video upload by Rick Damian

"Hey all! In this video I share some Nord Lead 2 sounds. All recorded in high quality stereo. Headphones or studio monitors will really let the audio shine. Enjoy! The reverb/delay pedal I use in this video is the Dark Sun by Seymour Duncan."

Bad Gear - Roland Boutique JP-08

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland Boutique JP-08. Can this compact digital sound module capture the vintage synth magic and 80s sound of the OG Jupiter-8?

00:00 Intro tune
01:19 Overview
05:57 Hate
06:20 Jam 1
07:18 Jam 2
08:18 Finale
08:51 Verdict
10:11 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

1010Music Nanobox Mini Synth Demos

Demos are now going up in the announcement post here. Be sure to refresh the post for updates. I'll post back here when done.

Update: the post is now up to date. Several new videos have been added. Looks like the price will be $399 for each.

Update2: Deep dive videos just added.

Serene Improv w/an Unusual Group of Instruments [Jamuary #4]

video upload by Poorness Studios

"For the fourth Friday in January (Jamuary), I decided to try an improv piece with 5 instruments that I wouldn't normally put together. I used my VibeDrum (steel tongue drum), my Fender P Bass, my Shruti Box, Alchemy soft synth (controlled by my Oxygen25), and my trusty Dave Smith Mopho (analog synth) keyboard. They actually sound pretty darn good together."

Buchla Tiptop Six Oscs

video upload by Todd Barton

"The 281t Quad Function Generator can serve as 4 oscillator. Here they are along with the 258t Dual Oscillator. Enjoy!"

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