MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Thursday, April 07, 2022

Yamaha CS60 Fully Serviced For Sale - Final Test - Half a CS80

video upload by 123synthland

"Final systematic test of this Yamaha cs60 we meticulously serviced before it’s off to its new home. Buy vintage synths that work like new at and please sign up for our newsletters while you’re there. Thanks!"

Also see: Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

Solo1 - 5 Solos for Simple Slopes by Doug Lynner

video upload by Doug Lynner

"5 Solos for Simple Slopes is available at

5 Solos for Simple Slopes was composed and performed with severe module compliment limitations to make the point that creativity and musicality can flourish on a small system and indeed can be enhanced by the experience, especially if you have a large system that you have established a workflow for.

For me, the 'Small Modular Aesthetic,' the term I use for this part of my work, is a healthy change-up that I find refreshing and immediate. To use only a single simple patch for multiple pieces extends this even further by necessitating a deeper exploration to find multiple unique voices from it."

Elby Designs Serge.

Noise Olien

video upload by gotharman

"The Noise Aliens are coming!!!"

Update: Gotharman's zaTurn.

Rhythmic LFOs with Ochd

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Patching techniques and ideas document -

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -"

Dreamsynth Sound Designer Spotlight: Julie Kathryn (I AM SNOW ANGEL)

video upload by Cherry Audio

"Next in our Dreamsynth Sound Designer Spotlight is Julie Kathryn (@IAmSnowAngel)'s composition based on her sounds, 'I AM SNOW ANGEL X DREAMSYNTH.' Her presets are part of the collection of over 1100 included in Dreamsynth, created by our "Dream Team" of pro sound artists. Stay tuned for more and check out #Dreamsynth at the link in our Profile."

Follow-up to Cherry Audio’s Biggest Teaser Yet!

Roland S-50 from 1986 | Amazing sampler!

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Roland S-50 sampler from 1986. A little Fairlight system on its own. RGB monitor output, the DT-100 digitizer tablet, individual outputs and 4-part MIDI multi-timbral and Director-S sequencer.

It's still one great sounding sampler. I always preferred how the Roland S-samplers sounded, over any other sampler brand. I still do.

Today you sample one sound, and stretch it out through the entire keyboard, and reap the sonic benefits. That's how I use my samplers in 2022.

The DT-100 digitizer can only work with the S-550 and 330 if you hook it up through the RC-100 remote controller. And no, the S-50 does not work with a mouse as the two modules.

The S-50, S-550 and S-330, along with the S-10 are the pinnacle of 12-bit 80s sampling in terms of sound in my opinion.

* I say in the video that in addition to the RGB out you have a composite out as well. It's not a composite, it's a MONOCHROME output for a b/w monitor, tv etc."

Roland RS-202 Strings

via this auction

"The RS-202 is a fully polyphonic analog string synthesizer released by Roland in 1976. The keyboard is permanently split into two separate sections, the lower 2 octaves and the upper 3 octaves, and each section has it's own set of identical controls. These include three white On/Off buttons for each of the three sound presets. This means you can assign any sound to each section, in any combination. Features sound presets Strings I, Strings II and Brass, and two Ensemble (Chorus/Vibrato) modes. Ground lift mod removed - hole patched up. Brass level fader scratchy. Includes lid & music stand."

1975 Suzuki TO-37r

via this auction

"Suzuki TO-37R analogue keyboard. Very rare (especially in this condition) vintage polyphonic keyboard from the early seventies. The keyboard section has strings flute and oboe available separately or in any combination and vibrato can be added. Additionally there is an analogue drum machine which offers the typical rhythms of its era (these can be selected simultaneously for hybrid patterns). A mix control allows you to adjust the relative volume between the keyboard and the rhythm and there is a three position octave switch. The keyboard also has a built-in speaker and is mains powered.This example is in perfect working order"

Oberheim FVS-1 Four Voice w/ Mods

via this auction

"There are some changes that have been made to be able to use the synth as a modular synth, and to make this change the memory module has been disconnected, which can easily be reattached (of course, losing the changes made)."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

White E-MU Systems SP-1200 FORAT Drum Machine & Sampler

via this auction

"This listing is for an E-MU SP1200 sampling drum machine. Serviced by the legendary Forat Electronics, who did a beautiful custom white color scheme. Very rare and one of a kind SP1200. Classic unit, heard on countless hit records!

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine SN 041586

via this auction

Linn LM-1 Drum Computer SN 00394

via this auction

"Recently serviced, with new power supply, replaced memory battery and filter capacitors, and more. There is a mod switch on the back which allows switching to an alternate sound set, but I don't think it's working correctly, so I just keep the switch in the normal mode. As common to these units, the sliders can be a bit stiff to move, but they work fine. There several other cosmetic blemishes, which do not affect performance.... please review all the photos. Only about 500 of these units were ever made."

EMS Vocoder 2000 SN 12037

via this auction

"This listing is for an EMS Vocoder 2000 MK1 speech synthesizer. A rare and classic unit, capable of producing very interesting vocal and tonal effects. Recently serviced by Rosen Sound, and in excellent working order."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Synthesizer SN 15031294

via this auction

First pic of the underside.

Xtal (Aphex Twin Cover) - Played with the Nord Drum 3P

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"👾 In this video I'm playing Xtal by Aphex Twin with Nord Drum 3P sounds only. I've always loved this song, also for its particular sound design, and this is my little take on it.

The whole arrangement is controlled via Ableton Live, using the KMI Softstep 2 and Novation Launchpad Mini as midi controllers."


video upload by kirkis

"In continuation from the introductory video on 16 psyche, this video will be the first in a line of auditory documentation entitled indexes."

Complex oscillator comparison - Cosmotronic vs. Hexinverter

video upload by John Schussler

"Unlike the Verbos and Sputnik complex oscillators I looked at last time [posted here], which are fairly straightforward, the Cosmotronic and Hexinverter complex oscillators are...definitely more complex.

They both add phase modulation to the wavefolder, and include more elaborate modulation buss control. Plus more intermodulation capabilities.

They're set up sufficiently differently that a direct feature-by-feature comparison would be hard to do in a sensible way. Or in under 3 hours. So this is really a long, meandering, very skip-around-able video to sample both flavors.

And when you're done, go listen to the Verbos and Sputnik. It's an interesting comparison.

Sequence: Stochastic IG. Envelope: Zadar

00:00 Intro
00:20 Vortex sequence
21:38 Vortex drone
28:28 Mindphaser sequence
47:22 Mindphaser drone"

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

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