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Monday, February 28, 2022

Hydrasynth Explorer + Polyend Tracker

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.

600 Voices for the DX7 Patchbook

via this auction

"A vintage (1987) book titled '600 Voices for the DX7'. Cover reads 'Add new dimension to your DX and TX instruments. comprehensive voice charts make it easy to program and use exciting new sounds. All voices in this book are compatible with the Yamaha DX7, DX5, TX7, TX816, TX216, TFI, and the DXI'."

A simple 1980 Roland SA-09 Vintage Synthesizer Demo SN 023894

video upload by vwomar

via this auction

"The Classic Roland Saturn SA-09 Analog synth/organ with a copy of the Japanese users manual."

06-The Baldwin Fun Machine- Auto Mute Part 2

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the ladder filter present on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

AutomaticGainsay Baldwin Fun Machine posts

Sidewaves - Buchla 200 Self-Player

video upload by zack dagoba

"A droney self-player on the Buchla 200, by Benge"

Stylophone Gen X-1 hack: How to create a Polymoog Vox Humana sound using the Gen X-1

video upload by Stylophone

"Use the Stylophone Gen X-1 to create the Polymoog Vox Humana sound made famous by Gary Numan!

- Use the patch settings shown in the video.

- Both parts are layered twice with no external effects."

P-600-G VST Editor for the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600

Putting P-600-G to Work: A Cover of "Betrayed in the Octagon" by Oneohtrix Point Never video upload by Mister 1-2-3-4 Programming

"As a use-test of the P-600-G VST3 plugin, I created this cover of "Betrayed in the Octagon" by Oneohtrix Point Never. It uses only sounds generated by the Prophet-600 analog synthesizer enhanced by various effects boxes and plugins. In this video, I scroll through the Reaper project to reveal the various audio and MIDI tracks that were used to recreate the song, and at the end the P-600-G program settings for each voice are displayed."

Setting Up P-600-G in Reaper

"P-600-G is a VST3 plugin designed to be used with the Prophet-600 analog synthesizer, released by Sequential Circuits in 1982. It presents all of the synthesizer’s program parameters in a single editor window within your DAW and allows for the automation of parameter changes. It also lets you store, recall, export, and import program presets, as well as quickly generate new sounds the the Randomize Program Settings dialog. At this time, P-600-G is only fully-functional within Cockos’ Reaper and Steinberg’s Cubase (Windows OS only). This video explains how to set up the plugin in Reaper.

P-600-G is distributed free and open source under the GPL v3 license. You can download it and get more information about it at

If you find the plugin useful, please consider making a donation at the same website to support further development!

THIS PLUGIN DOES NOT GENERATE AUDIO. It simply provides editing and automation capabilities for the Prophet-600 hardware. If you do not possess that synthesizer, the plugin is of no use to you. This plugin is not compatible with any third-party modification of the Prophet-600’s firmware."

Blue Lantern Syncussion Plus - Percussion Synthesizer || Full Walkthrough, Manual, & Demo

video upload by Robots Are Red

"In this video we will boogey with Blue Lantern Module's Syncussion Plus eurorack drum module, inspired by the Pearl Syncussion Drum Synthesizer from the 1970's. While the original Syncussion has a handful of oscillator presets to switch through, the Syncussion Plus breaks open the presets with it's mixer section for more ability to customize. The Plus also has the addition of the Shimmer section which can add great metallic clanginess and shimmery effects to your sound via xor cmos modulation.

This module is great for creating all sorts of drum sounds using the various trigger and vca inputs, and creating other-worldly unique percussion sounds. The module can also be used as a sort of complex oscillator by utilizing the LFO, shimmer, noise, and 2 VCOs with the VCA cv input and 1v/oct input, or routing the output of Syncussion Plus to an external VCA.

(Tip: If the module seems to go crazy and continues to self trigger itself or triggers through the VCA CV and you don't want it to, plugging an unplugged cable into the Piezo input seems to eliminate those rogue internal triggers)

First I give a general overview of the module, followed by a full walkthrough of every single knob, switch, input, output, and button, and the video ends with some sound demos."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Cleaning the Keyboard Circuit Board

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I clean the keyboard circuitboard, resolder broken solder joints, replace broken contact springs, and clean and lubricate the bus bars and springs. I have to final videos after this outlining the Pratt Read keyboard restoration. Then, we'll get into restoring the case!"

All parts here

Suzuki Omnichord OM-27 w/ Original Docs

via this auction

1 x Suzuki Omnichord OM-27
1 x SongBook
1 x Manual
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x Rubber Plectrum
1 x Power Adapter

Waldorf Quantum Split Patch Demo

video upload by SMV Producer

"A split patch with my Quantum. No samples. Only wavetable and waveform synthesis. No overdub ad external processing."

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute and Waldorf Quantum/Iridium available for purchase at:

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe - A Quick Test-Drive

video upload by experimentalsynth

"A friend let me borrow a Hydrasynth Deluxe for a bit. While scrolling through the presets I kept finding ones that begged to be played. Here are a few... there were a lot more! Learn more a experimental"

Sequential Take 5 Demo by Mike Pensini

video upload by Mike Pensini

"Kick back, relax, put on your good headphones (or switch on your good monitor speakers) and enjoy a selection of my favourite patches from the amazing Take 5 analog synth from Sequential!

This little powerhouse is a sonic monster - creamy leads, funky, squelchy, screaming leads, powerful basses, Prophet 5 brass and poly sounds, plucks, pads - it does it all so musically and with class - and the keybed feels wonderful to play, really allowing you to get the most out of the instrument.

A big shout out to Ben Willis who shot this demo video and edited it together - absolutely stellar work!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600-Synth Demo

video upload by Blake Foster

"A Brief demo of the SCI Prophet 600 analog synth." Prototype Bit Crusher VCO Eurorack Module

Bit chrush vco video upload by oZoe_fr

"Présentation sommaire du prototype du VCO numérique 'Bit crusher VCO' d'"

Making A Simple Kick Drum on the Empress Zoia Eurorboro

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) makes a simple 'analog' sounding kick drum using the Empress Zoia Euroboro.

Order the EMpress Zoia Euroboro here:

The ZOIA Euroburo is a digital modular system that can be placed in your modular system, a real Russian nesting doll situation. We added a headphone output and a super-slim optional case so the Euroburo can live happily on your desktop or be easily mounted in a Eurorack case. Hence the euro + buro, pronounced “bureau”…get it!?

Create unique signature effects, synthesizers, sequencers and more while using 4 freely assignable CV ins and 4 outs to interface with other CV enabled devices. The additional headphone output and powered 9-12v case makes the module even more desktop friendly. With over 90 modules from CV utilities to audio effects, oscillators and envelopes to MIDI, the Euroburo can do almost anything to fill the gaps in your setup.

There's no need to worry about getting bogged down with endless menus or a cluttered interface. Creating patches and performing with the ZOIA is a tactile experience. Patching, deleting or moving modules and editing values can all be done quickly using the push-button grid and a flick of the encoder. With the addition of dedicated push buttons for the CV and Audio I/O, patching on the ZOIA has never been faster.
Video by: Matthew Piecora"


via Erica Synths


Erica Synths continues to stand with the people of Ukraine and we will donate all of the income - both manufacturing costs and profit - from our sales of several instruments to humanitarian aid organizations helping in Ukraine and providing support where it is needed the most.

Donations will be made via the biggest charity agency in Latvia - and for full transparency we will publicly inform about the donations made. This will involve the following instruments - Black Digital Noise, Black Dual EG/LFO, Sequential Switch II & Snazzy FX - Mini Ark, Wow & Flutter, Tracer City.

The campaign will be on-going until all stock is sold out and ABSOLUTELY ALL INCOME will be donated.

Gotharman LD3/Tiny LD Update Released

via Gotharman

"A new LD3/Tiny LD Update are now available:

-New color scheme. Goodbye to the white pages…

-The overall gain staging can now be normalized, to avoid harsh sounds.

-Sample Pitch V2 Effect has been added –GlitchShifter 3 has been removed.

-LFO’s can now Key Sync to sequencer tracks.

-Can now import Urano and SpazeDrum sequences.

Get the update here."

Cymbale sound designe on Gotharman's LD3

video upload by Meska

"Sonic exploration around bell with the Gotarman's LD3
I will take many shortcute of things allready explained in the Snare drum sound design : [posted here]
percussive oscilator is a optional LD3 ubgrade .

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 ;)"

Hardware Jams Hitchhiker’s Guide challenge - Marvin’s Woes

video upload by SynthAddict

Hardware Jams Hitchhiker’s Guide challenge
Marvin the Paranoid Android’s Woes

Behringer Reveals $99 Saturn Soul Mini Synth Based on the Roland Jupiter-8 - Full Size In the Works

Another in Behringer's new line of mini format synths. This one appears to be based on the Roland Jupiter-8 and a full size version is still in the works. Details below. Also see the $49 JP-4000 Spirit Mini, and the $99 ProVS Soul.

"Many of you shared with us how much you love the magic sound of this magic synth. While we’re also working on a full size synthesizer, here is our affordable mini version with the authentic circuitry and sound, but accessible to everyone.

The product development is completed and once we receive the necessary chips, we’ll ship this marvel. Suggested price is US$ 99 so all of you now have access to this beautiful sound.

Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer with 3 VCOs, Multi-Mode VCF, Arpeggiator and 16-Step Motion Sequencer

• Portable analog polyphonic and programmable synthesizer
• Inspired by the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s
• 27 touch-sensitive keys for great playability
• Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
• VCOs with 4 selectable saw, triangle, square and pulse waveforms
• Pulse width modulation for additional sound creation
• Vintage multi-mode filter with resonance for desirable classic sounds
• Filter switchable between 2- and 4-poles for additional sound creation
• Extensive play modes featuring poly, unison and arpeggiator
• 16-step motion sequencer with 8 memory slots and recording of knob movements
• LFO with saw, triangle, square and random waves for vibrato, tremolo and wah-wah effects
• Voltage Controller Amplifier with a dedicated ADSR envelope
• Micro USB connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
• Sync Input and Output to synchronize with other synthesizers or drum machines
• Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)"

The design reminds me of the KORG Volca, Roland Botique, and Modal Sculpt fused into one.

Squarp Instruments annoucement

video upload by Squarp Instruments

6:00PM UTC

It's currently 6:39 PM UTC at the time of this post.

Vult Anima Overview and Tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - Basic functions
05:56 - Turing machine
10:10 - Sequencing Anima
14:45 - Additional features
18:53 - Outro patch

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Do you also think that reverb is life and want to share it with the world? Have a look here -
Buy me a coffee? -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

Friday Freebie Jam – Beyond Böhmer

video upload by Modal Electronics

"A fat pluck right out of Ben Böhmer’s new album released on AnjunaDeep. Beyond Beliefs is a laid back yet euphoric track with a killer fat pluck leading the way. With this patch, you’ll be sounding just like Ben, with some added width from the 2-voices panned for stereo depth. Be sure to use dynamics, as velocity modulations on COBALT8 are primarily what make this sound possible. Push up on the joystick to expand things slightly. Enjoy the melodies and harmonies."

ElectroTechnique TSYNTH w/ Taito NEO-GEO Skin on Back

via this auction

via the seller in the listing: "I built this synth during lockdown and used it in my home a few dozen times as a desktop synth. It is fully functional and a great little synth as is, or if you are into modding or programming this is a great synth for that. It works as is perfectly, though it could have front and side panels added by whomever buys it. The back of the case was made by me out of a vintage arcade marquee, it is a one off, one of a kind."

You can find demos of the TSYNTH in previous posts here.

Electro Harmonix Clap Track - Drum Synth

via this auction

Pic of the inside back below.

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer with Patch/Works Spectrum Q Cart, Manual & Docs

via this auction

Yamaha TX816 DEMO (All 8 Modules In Unison - Part I)

video upload by Blake Foster

"Check out my music:

The Tx816 is slowly becoming one of my favorites in my collection. It's a rack of 8 Dx7s in a 4 u rack. While it's a pain to integrate into a studio because of the lack of a main output, one needs a dedicated mixer and a 8 channel XLR snake for it to function properly, also don't forget that each module has its own battery so buying a used one is most likely to have dead batteries. Once all that fun stuff is finished, the result is very rewarding! 8 DX7 modules playing in unison is something you'd have to hear in person. Each voice is slightly detuned and each patch uses all 8 TF1 modules. I also realized there are very few TX816 demos on youtube so I thought I'd make one for everyone to see. Some people complain there's a lot of noise with these but I honestly don't see it unless you crank the gain. I beam the sounds from my DX7ii onto the TX module, it's a lot easier plus you can edit from the DX. I highly recommend this synth if you can get a good deal on one. They used to cost 5k in 1984! Enjoy. Also there's a bit of reverb from the Strymon Big Sky, Most of the "reverb" is actually just me sustaining the notes."

Yamaha TX816 DEMO (All 8 Modules In Unison - Part II - E-Pianos & 80's Pads)

video upload by Blake Foster

"Here's a Part II video demonstrating some custom patches I made for the DX7/TX816...all modules playing in unison and detuned/panned on the mixer. This video demonstrates some E-pianos and pad sounds...No effects were used in this video. Controlling the synth with a Yamaha KX88 Midi keyboard."

Patch List
"OPENMINDED"- plucky/Evolving pad
"JUSTAPHASE"- electric piano with a slight phaser-esque effect
"SQUAREGLIDE"- Quirky square-lead sound
"ELEKTRICITY"- Lead/brassy sound
"TINE DELAY" - E-piano with reverse delay sound
"REFLECTIONS" - Brassy piano sound with reverse delay sound
"4VOICE" - Etherial pad sound
"OBIESIXPAD" - Lush, warbley pad sound
"BLESSEDRAINS" - soft brass sound (you know what it is)

Linn 9000 Jam | 6/26/20

video upload by Blake Foster

"Linn 9000, Roland D550, Yamaha DX7IID, Oberheim Matrix 6, Roland Super JX"

The First Ever Drum Machine You Could Buy - 1959 Wurlitzer Sideman

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Today we take a look at the Wurlitzer Sideman, the first Commercially Released Drum Machine.
Download the wav of the samples from this machine and much much more :-
it also makes @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE get bigger and better."

Also see: The 1932 Rhythmicon - World's First Rhtyhm Machine

And: posts mentioning the Wurlitzer Sideman.

CASIO CT-S1000V Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

English sub-titles available. Click [CC] and choose English from the Settings menu."

Korg DSM-1 | A Sampling Disaster from 1987

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Korg DSM-1, 12-bit Digital Sampling Synthesizer Module from 1987. The module version of the mighty DSS-1. Well, not really. As we shall see in this video.
High quality&24 Hours Build Time:

Support this channel on Patreon:

The DSM-1, with 4 times more memory than the DSS-1, a HD-floppy drive and 16 (!) individual outputs, lacked all the synth goodies from the DSS-1 while operating with a much more complex and cumbersome hierarchy of sub-modes made it bomb like a stone and Korg would quit making samplers for decades. Akai ruled the sampling world. Today I would recommend the DSS-1 over this any day, of these two, even if the concept of modules has always had a magic spell on me. The DSS-1 just has more power in terms of sound, where the DSM-1 just falls flat. If it's just 80s sampling you're after there are many models from other brands I would recommend more."

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Improv #25 for VCS3, Arp 2600, Bowed Glockenspiel and Gongs.

video upload by R. Reger

"Original soundscape for analog instruments."

ESK - DSI Tempest Jam

video upload by Metunar

"Jamsession with the DSI Tempest Drummachine of Dave Smith and Roger Linn.
Direct recording without external effects."

E-MU Systems Orbit 9090 & Use Audio Plugiator

Orbit via this auction

Note these are a supporting member listing.

"A classic synth module, in perfect working condition and excellent cosmetic condition, upgraded to OS. 2.0 firmware, so you get:

Rom slots expanded from 256 to 384
Beats expanded from 55 to 100
Beats can be used with midi out
Enabled Song Mode."

Plugiator via this auction

"Digital synthesizer module, with all 8 licences installed: Minimax, B4000, Lightwave, Vocodizer, Pro 12, FMagia, Prodyssey Drums N Bass"

New Waldorf Teaser

New Waldorf Teaser #3 spotted by Soviet Space Child.

"Very soon! The final countdown is running! #waldorf #synthesizer #keyboard"

Additional teasers posted here.

ROLAND JX-08 vs JX-8P: Analogue Blind Testing

Two videos in the playlist above. Resolution video further below.

Part 1 demos:

"Hello friends,

I just finished recording the sound files for our new analog blind tasting. As I announced in my Rant, this time the new Roland JX-08 boutique is competing against its forefather, the JX-8P. To make it more exciting, I thought I'd just play them for you today before we bring you our comparison video next week.

But now to the sounds. Concentration and listen carefully!

Sound 1: DC01 Saw Filter open
Sound 2: DC01 Saw Filter open plus Chorus 1
Sound 3: DC01 Saw Filter open plus Chorus 2
Sound 4: DC01 only - Square Filter open
Sound 5: DC01 only - Pulse Filter open
Sound 6: Preset A26 'Poly Brass’
Sound 7: Preset A06 'Lo Strings'
Sound 8: Preset B08 'Choir'"

Part 2 demos:

Sound 1: DCO 1 & 2 SAW - ENV1 Attack controls Cutoff - no Chorus
Sound 2: Same with Chorus 1
Sound 3: DCO 1 & 2 SQR - Sync/Crossmod 1 - ENV1 Cutoff - Chorus 2
Sound 4: Forgot what I did…
Sound 5: Preset B16 Synth Clav /Reproduced step by step on the JX-08 (Sync-Sound)
Sound 6: Preset A17 'Sound Track' (b.78)
Sound 7: Preset A17 'Sound Track' plus Cutoff and Reso to 50%

Sound 8: Preset B23 'Poly Synth' plus Cutoff and Reso to 50% (c.27)

And the resolution:

JX vs JX Analogue Blind Tasting - RESOLUTION

video upload by Wine&Synths

February Filter Sweep 2022 Vid 2 - Random Synths #FFS22

video upload by SynthAddict

"Alpha Juno, JP-8000, D-50, Reface CS, Prophecy, X-Station, SH-32#FFS22 #FFS #FebruaryFilterSweep"

Can Floyd Steinberg Repair This Alesis Micron Synthesiser (Part 2)

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Two weeks ago, I posted a video showing my thought process on finding the flaw in a used Alesis #Micron #synthesizer and an attempt at starting a #electronicsrepair. Here's a follow up and a conclusion to that story. No table of contents this time, you well need to watch the whole thing or not at all. ;-) There's a conclusion at 08:54, though, if you're in a hurry.


Part 1 here

“Freeze Tone” and “Freeze Speed”

video upload by Happy Nerding

"Two Freeze type effects added to the Shaper section.

'Freeze Tone' allows looping audio input of up to 1 sec time (under default sample rate) with a LowPass/HighPass 'Tone' control.

'Freeze Speed' allows looping audio input of up to 1 sec time (under default sample rate) with a bidirectional 'Speed' control.

FX AID: CV should be assigned to control 1, knob to be at zero position, positive voltage loops the input.

FX AID XL: Gate voltage to be sent to CV1, knob to be at zero position, positive voltage loops the input."

IK Multimedia Amplitube X Time Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with MEGAfm and SH-01a

video upload by Limbic Bits

DIY Build #2: Electro-Smith 2114 4-Pole LPF Eurorack Module

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Build #2 is complete! This was a much easier build than the previous one, only took about 45 minutes with testing included, so this video is a quick one. With that, this filter sounds pretty nice, and I already temporarily replaced my Mutable instruments Ripples with this one for now. Cheers!
The background song is unreleased, will officially come out in late April when mastered.

Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Study for Threee Synthis by BENGE

video upload by zack dagoba

"The pure sound of threee vintage EMS Synthis - the legendary 'Crystal Machine' (2 modified Synthis in a custom case) and a Mk1 VCS3. Also used: TKS sequencer keyboard, 8-Octave Filter Bank, Pitch to Voltage Converter and Random Voltage Generator

Part of my submission for the Modulisme feature on EMS equipment

Thanks to Keith for the loan of the Crystal Machine, and to Philippe Petit for his excellent work in creating the Modulisme platform ("

Crumar Multiman-S / The Orchestrator Analog Vintage Italian Synth 1977 (SERVICED)

via this auction


via this auction

"This one is warn down and needs some refreshing or part it out."

Korg Volca Modular Micro Modular SN 018550

via this auction

Roland The Synthesizer 2nd Edition

via this auction

"This is the full, complete set of The Synthesizer, 2nd Edition. Published in 1979 by the Roland Corporation. It consists of 4 volumes:

Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music, Volume One
Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music, Volume Two
Multichannel Recording for Electronic Music
A Foundation for Electronic Music

There is also included the original dust cover in which all 4 volumes fit. It has a tear at the top of the box (see photo). Other than that, all volumes are in excellent condition. No marks or dogears. I bought this in 1979 and have moved it everywhere with me."

Roland System 100 MODEL 101 Monophonic Synthesizer SN 430170

via this auction

"This 101 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!! This unit was professionally checked/serviced/cleaned by professional technician."

GRP A4 Synthesizer

via this auction

According to the listing, this is the same one featured in this 2019 video.

"3 VCO's, 2 filters with their own distortion circuits, filters can be used sequentially or in parallel.2 EG's, 2 LFOs, Ring Mod, Noise source, Envelope follower, Autopan, Sample/HoldExtensive midi implementation and... an incredible sequencer."

Patch of The Week: 'Filter Drums' Part 1 - Analogue Cowbell w/ Fixed Filter Bank 914 (& VCF Clave)

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This week's patch is the first of a short series showing ways to use filters for vintage rhythm/drum machine percussion style sounds, beginning with an analogue cowbell-type sound using the Fixed Filter Bank 914.

00:00 Patch of The Week: 'Filter Drums'
02:07 Patch Sheet

Some filters can be used to create tones without any input sound, simply by pushing them into self-oscillation (raising resonance beyond it's threshold point), but the Fixed Filter Bank is not a regular filter/VCF, so it works a little differently. Rather than controlling the overall frequency of the filter, each of it's bandpass filters has a preset frequency, for which you control the level. On the AJH Synth module they are deliberately tuned to one of two pitches when pushed into feedback, which makes it more musically useful. Here, I mix in some white noise to add texture to the feedback frequencies.

For comparison, I also included the Ladder Filter here to demonstate how a typical VCF (which can self-oscillate) can be controlled by a sequencer, with the steps controlling the pitches it produces. The point is that either module has it's advantages when used to synthesize particular sounds. In this video the ladder filter is producing simple tuned claves."

Patch of The Week: No-Input Filter Drums Part 2 - Using VCF Self-Oscillation to create Percussion

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This week's patch shows some ideas for using self-oscillating analogue filters to produce vintage drum machine inspired sounds, the basis of which can be used to emulate such sounds as the clave, bongo, cowbell, and kick/bass drum of early rhythm boxes. I used the sounds of the Roland CR-78, TR-77 and Acetone FR-2L as inspiration here, but in a later Patch of The Week video I'll be recreating some sounds of 70's machines more directly, using VCOs and noise sources. In the meantime, the methods contained here might be of interest to those wanting to make some simple percussive accompaniment with a limited number of modules. At the end of the video I'll show some vintage-inspired patterns using the modular as a 4 voice drum machine, without needing to use samples or a sampler. Patch notes and link to downloadable patch sheet below.

00:00 Intro
00:25 VCF Clave
01:12 Fixed Filter Bank Bongo/Cowbell
02:27 Gemini 2412 Bongo
03:20 VCF Kick/Bass Drum"

Oxi One Piano Sequencing

video upload by Oxi One Piano Sequencing

"Using the #OxiOne as a sequencer for some minimal piano stuff. So one sequencer on the Oxi is set to chord mode providing some chord changes but is actually not sequencing anything, while the 3 other sequencers are set to harmonizer mode which basically quantizes all notes going on there to the scale of the chord sequencer. The other sequences contain a straight mono arpeggio, a poly notes sequence as well as a polyrhythmical sequence. On top there’s a LFO modulating the note velocity over a couple of bars and a pinch of random velocity and pitch induced. Oxi One is sequencing #Noirepiano running on a nearby laptop via bluetooth. Visuals made with HeavyM software synced via Ableton Link."

O5-The Baldwin Fun Machine- Why it is a synthesizer: Auto Mute!

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the first part of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the "auto mute" function on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

AutomaticGainsay Baldwin Fun Machine posts

BOSS RV 500 Sound Demo (no talking) with Modal Cobalt 8

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Arduino DIY Sequencer for synthesizers with variableclock

video upload by KellerDev

"I implemented in the code a way of sequencing inspired by MFOS variclock sequncer and the intelligel metropolis, where you can set the amount of clock each step takes, before it goes to the next. That way you can longer melodies with fewer steps, and set repeating notes easier."

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Live pattern creation with Korg EMX (no talking all sounds from scratch)

video upload by DATABROTH

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon ttps://

Polyphonic Aftertouch for Everyone !!

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"Would you like to be able to play polyphonic aftertouch without using a poly aftertouch keyboard? Here's a sneak preview of a new software product I've developed which should be available for download some time next week."

Dreamy Sunshine Arps outside with the M8

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Enjoying some arps outside in the sun.

Been working on some more complex arp presets, you just put down one note, and off they go, lots of table modulation. So this is 2 different arp presets, and a pad that modulates its notes in a table also.

So just a C in track 1, C in track 2 and C in track 3."

Roland TB-303 Serviced w/ Social Entropy Quicksilver CPU MIDI Upgrade

via this auction

"Fully serviced Roland TB-303

-Quicksilver CPU Upgrade adding a ton of new functionality to this beast.
-Din Out converted to Midi Out
-Replacement of all faulty hardware

Includes original manual and Roland strapped Travel Bag! Condition is as shown. Sounds and plays amazing!"

Sequential Take 5 Poly Synth review - Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"Sequential's new poly synth with an analog heart - the Take 5 offers us the chance for proper analog VCOs and analog VCFs (Prophet 5 type) in a five voice compact form. It's also relatively reasonably priced at around £1090/$1499.

To save space, the pitch and mod wheels are set on the top panel with a 44 key F to C keybed with aftertouch. The build feels pretty good with nicely firm and consistent knobs, rotary encoders and backlit switches.

(note we've uploaded 6 multisample sound sets to our

00:00 Intro and overview
04:10 Oscillators
08:39 Filter
11:11 Calibration
12:29 LFOs
14:37 Some presets
18:10 Vintage knob + more patches
20:10 Drive
20:47 Envelopes and more patches
22:35 Sequencer
23:21 Mod Matrix
24:47 FX
26:10 wrap"

A Sampler, Synth, and Drum machine.. All you need! // A Compact Creation with this Dawless Setup

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Simple-ish Dawless setup i've been using while i await a new computer. Pretty fun just jamminga round on the Tepest, Pro 3, and the Octatrack! I'm doing a ton of live looping, running drums through FX, and 'performance mixing' on the Octatrack by adding effects and using the crossfader."

Arturia Microfreak, Landscape HC-TT, Cocoquantus and Strymon Nigthsky

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"A Failure for Civilization: a maditation for retrograde words

I have quite confused ideas about what could be the right behavior in a situation like the one we are living today: one can stop petrified by horror to reason, to try to understand; we can take refuge in unconsciousness and pretend that that same horror is far away, that it does not touch us closely. What is the right thing to do in order not to wobble that glimmer of lightness that was glimpsed on the horizon after these two hard years?
Today I am lost like this."

New Artisan Electronic Nucleus LFO Demo

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"New variable slope and variable pulse width LFO waveshapes.
And a short description of the unique LFO Delay function"

Neutral Labs Meg unique waveshaper Eurorack module demo

video upload by nyppy

"Available in March 2022 as DIY kit or prebuilt module. See"

"Meg is a unique kind of waveshaper. Instead of folding the wave back in on itself like a common wavefolder, it shifts parts of the wave up or down, with the shifting threshold being adjustable. The resulting 2 half-waves can be flattened one by one, essentially morphing into a half square wave and eventually a full square wave. Essentially, it will add pulse-width modulation (and more) to any kind of wave."

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 750578

via this auction

"The RS-505, from 1978, is a rare analog synthesizer with three independent sections: Strings, Poly-Synth and Bass. These three sections can be blended to create sounds ranging from thunderous bass to luscious pads. The RS-505 can even process incoming audio through the BBD ensemble effect!

This unit has been fully tested, and the power supply has been recapped and rebuilt."

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer with Manuals, Cards and More - SN ZC55620

via this auction

"The skinny: The keyboard ribbon cold solder joint is toast so the keyboard DOES NOT WORK. NO, it does NOT suffer from any sticky-keys. Never did. Still doesn't. Pic shows how everything is solid, no melties anywheres. If you can butcher the proper ribbon from another Roland, you're golden.

Everything else works. As a MIDI device it's wonderful. Just too big for my studio right now.

Comes with 3 notebooks that are copies of the Reference manuals and User Guide along with an extra Guitars & Brass card along with the two Drums/Percussion cards as pictured."

KORG DDM-110 Super Drums (Japan, 1984) Vintage Drum Machine + Manual & P. Supply

via this auction

Casio CZ-101 Phase Distortion Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

4-voice PROGUE

video upload by JSI

"4-voice PROGUE polyphonic setup played with KeystepPro. Fxs from Meris Polymoon and Mercury7."

See the JSI label below for more.

Friday, February 25, 2022

ARP2600M / MFB-522 / 700FS

video upload by studio snippets

Benge Odyssey

video upload by zack dagoba

"Messing about on the ARP Odyssey and Sequencer. Oh, and the newly set up MEMETUNE VIDEO LAB (2 x Panasonic WJ50s, Ultimatte 400 and GV Indigo)"

Mini Synth Orchestra “MSO-1” in Custom Cabinet

video upload by Brittle stR music

via this auction

"All units are used but in excellent condition, mounted in a custom cabinet. All cables, power supplies, original boxes and manuals are included. There’s even a spare 13A socket in the rear-mounted plug board to power your controller, or another mini instrument. The cabinet has room for something like a Pocket Operator or 1010Music Nanobox, and a spare stereo channel in the mixer. All units sit firmly, held in by gravity.

What you hear in the video is the MSO-1 recorded in stereo, with only some compression and EQ to tame the bass. All spatial FX come from the MSO-1. The NTS-1 has the deep atmospheric effects featured in Korg’s ‘logue synths, and can receive 3rd party oscillators and FX algorithms. The M100 has some of TC Electronic’s high quality reverbs in a small box!

UK bidders only please.

Korg Volca Bass (synth)
Korg Volca Keys (synth)
Korg NTS -1 (synth)
TC Electronic M100 (FX)
Behringer Xenyx 802 (mixer)
Keyboard not included."

Creating sounds on the OB-6 from scratch (No Talking) Synth Demo

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"There is no method to this video, just 5 minutes of free sound design on the Sequential Circuits OB-6. Sometimes it's just fun to see where inspiration takes you. I try to touch on all the main features of the OB-6, including x-mod, the notch filter, and some nice internal effects. All sounds from OB-6, no compression or extra effects added."

Elta Music Solar 50 : The Enormous Ambient Machine with 50 Microtonal Oscillators

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"For more info and to grab one for yourself head to :

Every instrument that we take for granted was once born of a desire to create a sound and interact with the sonic universe in a new way. The Elta Music Solar 50 is an excellent example of a new perspective on familiar ideas, and today we're going to explore it with our pal Brian!

Visit our website at

Are you in LA? Come by our Burbank showroom and play some synths : 2405 Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504"

Song for Ukraine

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Like everyone in the world,
I am shocked and horrified by recent events.

I wrote "Song For Kataryna" years ago
for the people of Pripyat and Chernobyl.

I hope it is appropriate to play it again now.

Your country is not far from where I live
and I think of you as neighbours.

You are in my thoughts every minute of the day.

To the brave citizens of Russia who risk everything
to protest against the war

I salute you, and thank you.
Continue to be strong.

To the peaceful people of Ukraine who
are enduring a terrifying ordeal

And those fighting to defend their country

I give you my heart and hopes."

04-The Baldwin Fun Machine- ASR presets

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the ASR presets found on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

AutomaticGainsay Baldwin Fun Machine posts

Taetro: In Sequence - That's An Unlock // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"In this Artist: In Sequence episode, we caught up with Taetro, a producer/content creator living in Los Angeles, CA.

Taetro ran us through his thought process on making music, and how studio gear and the music community offer inspiration. Looking at the Launchkey range, he also shared some of his favourite features of the range and why it's a staple tool in his studio.

--- Discover Launchkey:"

Novation Artist: In Sequence posts

No Pop No Fun by Chinaski

"Preview the album here.

For an understanding of the past, you have to look to the future – or was it the other way round? No matter how you want to put it, some things are an aesthetic choice, and the meaning of style does not necessarily go hand in hand with the latest fashion fad or an incurable retromania. Chinaski’s debut (album under that name) on Running Back seems predestined to resume these discussions. Drenched in sepia colors and faded VHS tapes memories, fed by a science-fiction that never became a fact, essentially made with the ultramodern instruments of yesteryear (see back cover for further reference) that became redundant through their own relatives and a need to ensure efficiency (time, space, money), it’s either concept art, an ode to Disco Piu, a post card from the early days of Frankfurt’s Dorian Gray or the search and itch for a time machine.

All of the debate above is rendered useless by the title though: No Pop, No Fun! And those are the main musical reference points here: instrumental pop that you can dance to, pastel melodies that stick with you and fun frequencies. Downtempo ballads for video game characters in love meet cabriolet anthems and... more
released February 25, 2022

Written, produced and mixed by Stefan Haag at Heaven and Hell Studios.
Track 1 - 6 additional mixing by Julian Naaf.
℗ +© 2022 Running Back"

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episode 9

video upload by Syntaur

"Cris Blyth is a brave man. He has a dream of taking a Fairlight MFX and upgrading it to a Fairlight CMI Series III. In this episode, Cris goes through the process of testing the digital voice cards, getting characters to work on the MFX, basic repairs, and getting cards unstuck!"

Building a Fairlight CMI episodes

Turning the dial on some alien shore

video upload by junklight

"An ambient improvisation full of chittering rhythms

featuring a couple of new toys - ditto looper (not seen in the video - I'm actually using as a foot pedal!), Manifold Research Tetragrid and a Percall - which frees up a lot of modules & wires since the whole percussion envelope/vca setup is something I use a lot"

Live annotated performance: Buchla 208c Easel Command avant-garde synthesizer electronic music

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"I am using the Buchla 208c music Easel Command along with the Make Noise 0-ctrl as a stand in for the 218 touch controller and wanted to explore how to use a patch that my 3 year old son put together. I am using annotations to try to teach some of my thought process when I'm making these improvisations. This is entirely live and unrehearsed. The goal of this piece of electronic music was to find musical ways to use the combination of the Pulsar to pitch with the Envelope Generator to Timbre in the complex oscillator. I was able to pull off his favorite sounds: Ambulance and Truck Motor. The combination of the two modulations allows me to create some interesting rhythmic concepts. This is a relatively simple patch and doesn't need many connections to get something that can sound extremely complex. I am using the west coast technique of starting with something and spinning it out like a centrifuge. I'm processing the sound through a few eurorack modules that I will detail below. Hopefully this camera angle also helps you learn something!

Patch Notes:
Buchla 208c Easel Command audio to 4ms Tapographic Delay to Make Noise X-pan controlled by Intellijel Quadrax and Tangle Quartet. Audio from Eurorack output to Boss RC-5 loop pedal and Eventide H9 reverb.
Live patching: in annotations"

Zen & the Art of Synthesizer Maintenance - Tracking Early Korg Serial Numbers

Supporting member Electropict wrote in to let us know about their website Zen & the Art of Synthesizer Maintenance, and specifically an interesting project they took up during the lockdown.

"Whilst under pandemic lockdown last year, I started compiling information on early Korg serial numbers, which has gradually turned into a group of pages with about two thousand of them, of which about eighteen hundred have Matrixsynth references. (I think my curiosity got the better of me.)

There are, at last count, forty-four potential corrections, some of which are very interesting imho, and many of which are only obvious once you've understood the early Korg systems. (Hopefully these pages will be a useful reference in future, for anyone interested.)

The main page of all early Korg serials Iʼve found, which I'm updating about once a week:

The original idea, considering MS-20s in more detail, in its own page:

And a page about one of the more interesting corrections - two MS-20s with the same serial number."

Be sure to see the rest of Zen & the Art of Synthesizer Maintenance for additional synth resources while there.

Nanobox Lemondrop - "Tesseract" 40 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Tesseract' the first bank for Nanobox Lemondrop.


We are starting a new series of banks dedicated to synthesizers Nanobox by 1010music.

Nanobox Lemondrop is an incredible synthesizer with amazing features and sound.

The first bank for Nanobox Lemondrop is dedicated to motion pads and deep textures.

40 amazing presets are waiting for you and ready to fill your compositions with new colors and inspire creativity.

Cinematic, Electronic, Ambient, create new music worlds with Nanobox Lemondrop and 'Tesseract'

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Roland JX-08 & Behringer RD-9 - DuB TeChNo - Clone Wars - Synthesizer Demo ft. Dancing Stormtroopers

video upload by Wine&Synths

"Here is a synth demo in a dub techno style made with the Roland JX-08. It's accompanied by the Behringer RD-9. A clone of the legendary TR-909."

Bad Gear - Akai S2000

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 Akai S2000 Stereo Sampler. Is there still some use for this 90s sampling workhorse or has it been surpassed by newer plugins and grooveboxes? Is it really that boring?

00:00 Intro tune
01:10 Overview
04:59 Hate
05:26 Jam 1
06:24 Jam 2
07:22 Finale
07:53 Verdict
8:56 Patreon "Vocoder" Shoutout (more like vocal mangling shoutout;)"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 w/ MIDI, Poly Sequencer, Prophet Remote & Extras

via this auction

"This Prophet 5 has MIDI (120 patches) and an extremely rare upgrade which makes this one of the only available prophet 5 with this modification! It has the legendary distortion mod witch you can activate by your wishings! This makes a big prophet 5 even bigger !!!!!

The sound is just huge and cuts right trough the speakers! Im extremely saddened to let this package go.

What you get in this package:

- Sequential circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 with MIDI

- sequential poly sequencer 2 pieces!!!!

- Sequential prophet remote

- Sequential circuits original manuals

- Original cables

- Original hardcase

- tons of extras!!!!"

Creamware Pro12 ASB

via this auction

Siel Opera 6 (rare ssm italosynth)

via this auction

"The Opera 6 is a subtractive synthesizer with a design based on SSM chips, with SSM2031 for the VCOs, SSM2024 for the VCAs, SSM2056 for the envelopes, and SSM2044 for the filters"

Custom White Roland SH-101 w/ Blue LEDs

via this auction

" Modded by Funkagenda, paint job by, here we have a Pearl WHITE Roland SH-101. Visually stunning, no mistake? Cool blue LEDs make a statement, for sure. There are VERY few in this colour, with these extra specifications......

There are extra features now on board eg audio input, LFO clock in....dial in the FM synthesis, and the most weird/bonkers sounds are generated...something totally unexpected!

Condition is "mint". This synth is 40 years old. It has NOT been played very much at all. Normally, the faders/knobs are 'getting on a bit, like...'....not THIS one. The power switch is the usual suspect re failing; it is absolutely faultless. Synth really feels like brand spanking new! Package is complete with 220V PSu, although the synth will beaver away with only x 6 "C" type batteries personal synthesis audio/sequencing easily accomplished via headphones......"

leploop arpopone w/ original box

via this auction

"wild little bass and melody machine with nearly a dozen clock dividers controlling rhythm and scales."

You can find demos of the arpopone in previous posts here.

YAMAHA Reface DX w/ Dtronics DT-RDX Controller

via this auction

Vintage 70s PAiA Gnome Micro Synthesizer w/ Mods, Manuals, & Ribbon Controller

via this auction

"Sound is generated by moving the metal probe across the black conductive ribbon strip. The trigger button initiates the voltage/sound. The installed conductive controller strip works fine, but an rare extra one is included, still in a sealed package.

You get the PAiA Gnome Micro-Synth, 1 conductive elastomer controller strip (new in package), 'Using the Gnome Micro-Synthesizer' booklet (1974), 'Gnome Micro-Synthesizer Assembly Instructions' booklet, and 'Interfacing External Signals with the Gnome Micro-Synthesizer' leaflet"

Roland D-05 Polyphonic Linear Synthesizer

via this auction


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