MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 10, 2022

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Vlog 8 Crumar Stratus Synthesizer Repair, Jam

video upload by Push Button Play

"I work on my Crumar Stratus and then Jam."

playing with a TX-6

video upload by Ashuinyak

Today I played around with the TX-6 synthesizer.
It's got some powerful FX and various sequencing patterns, so it's easy to play around with.
I recorded the sound from the TX-6 via USB to my iPhone.
It's very easy to use because it's easily recognized.
I use a Sony camera, so I matched the sound in the editing process.
I also added a caption."

How To Octatrack After Midnight

video upload by EZBOT

"Get my Octatrack Performance Template with regular updates (among other rewards) by joining my Patreon:

Get the template in it's current state at Ko-Fi:

Get yourself a Syntakt here and help support the channel at no extra cost to you:

Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:"

Buchla 212 Improv

video upload by Todd Barton

"a little Friday improvisation . . .
my Patreon:"

Korg MS-10 w/ Cool Korg Rainbow Stickers on Top

via this auction

"Fully functional, see demo video. Demo is heavily processed and the original audio can be provided on a serious request. I used a vintage (LOL) webcam so the sound and image are accordingly in quality.

Subway train, Ocean wave and Storm sounds all generated by the MS-10.

My pictures show the condition well, including a superficial scratch on the face and a small chip missing from the bottom of one of the keys. There are 3 Korg stickers on the top as well. I don't want any reclamations later concerning these minor cosmetic issues. The sound is awesome and nothing scratches. The modular functions work as they should and so does the mod wheel.

Walter the spokescat is not included in the deal - and no, he does not come into my music space. Too loud for him. Oh and the patch cables are for illustration purposes ONLY - they are not included.."

Octave Plateau Voyetra Eight 8 Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Octave Plateau Voyetra Eight Rev 4. Rev 4 - the final revision which includes all of the available MIDI interfacing.

video in the listing previously featured here.

Technically, this Voyetra Eight is fully functional and future-proofed. Under previous ownership, it was serviced at The Analog Lab (designers of Voyetra Eight) about 10 years ago. Upon acquisition, just to be on the safest side, we again had it serviced to assure another 40+ years of flawless performance with full diagnostics, fresh power supply capacitors, a new battery, matching genuine CEM and SSM chip throughout, all cards inspected, and full calibration. It will include 2 custom high quality XLR to MIDI 5 Pin-Din cables for in and out interfacing.

Cosmetically, as you can see it is in fantastic condition. Yes, there are some noticeable but minor blemishes on the chassis from installing the unit into different racks over the years. A modest 9/10 rating on cosmetics.

We don’t have track note on where exactly it was used within specific songs or sessions. Still, we can confirm this Voyetra Eight was used on upward of 100 releases and in some capacity on the following highlighted releases:

Africa Bambaataa - Beware (The Funk is Everywhere)
Africa Bambaataa - Planet Rock: The Album
Ministry - Twitch
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails - Sin EP
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole EP
Depeche Mode - Ultra"

Roland PH-830 Phaser SN 870358

via this auction

"Amazing phaser in very good condition. A rare high quality rack-mount stereo phaser from Roland’s studio series."

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Synthesizer Drum Machine

via this auction

Dreadbox Dysmetria Testing, Calibration and Tuning

2nd video added here.

Gregg Foreman aka Mr. Pharmacist: In Sequence - "Analog Souls" // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"In this 'Artist: In Sequence' episode, we caught up with Gregg Foreman aka Mr. Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA. He spoke about his inspirations when it comes to sound design, why he loves synthesis and the creative challenges it creates.

--- Discover Summit:"

Arturia Microfreak and String Quartet - Perfomance and short review

video upload by The machine in the botanical garden

"Composition for Microfreak synthesizer and string quartet. Short review of the arturia machine and description of the composition

I have written the score with the Staffpad score player and editor. The library used for the string sounds is Berlin Strings First Chairs from Orchestral tools (Staffpad version).

The composition is titled: Painting I"

Roland J-6 Chord Synthesizer

video upload by Nicode ♪ | Nicolas Deligne

Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer
Inspiration machine
Korg Volca Mix
Nu:Tekt NTS-1
Alesis Q25

Creating deep modulation for cool house style chords in Eurorack with WMD OSD, Javelin, and Overseer

video upload by WMDevices

"WMD OSD (OR/SUM/DIF) was released earlier this year and although it's a tiny 4 HP utility, it can be used to make some really cool, deep modulations with envelopes and LFOs.

In this video, Alex walks through creating some unique deep house style chord samples for the Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or by modulating a rather simple chord sound with two envelopes and one LFO all at the same time with OSD's analog OR function.

Logic in Eurorack modular synthesizers can be confusing and intimidating, but it's really rather simple. This video shows the best way to combine multiple CV signals to create unique textures that can then be used in a performance or recording setting."

Dreadbox Dysmetria DIY Groove Synth - the complete build

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"In this video I'm building the Dysmetria from Dreadbox and showing you every step in more detail than you can possibly imagine. In a companion video I'll show you the testing, tuning and calibration procedure."

Index - 0:00
In the box - 2:35
Preparation - 4:15
Measuring Resistors - 7:46
Resistor soldering - 15:29
Diodes - 29:25
Crystal and regulators - 34:23
Trimmers - 35:31
IC Holders - 37:16
Power USB board - 45:25
Capacitors - 47:32
Electrolytic Capacitors - 53:37
Transistors - 58:16
Headers - 59:40
Power Header - 1:02:03
Patch Sockets - 1:04:35
Push Buttons - 1:07:20
Sliders - 1:11:33
Switches - 1:17:46
Knobs - 1:20:15
Spacers - 1:23:07
Mounting the power board - 1:24:05
Power testing - 1:25:37
Place the ICs - 1:27:53
Header socket - 1:31:23
Knobs, front panel and screws - 1:36:55
Initial testing - 1:40:58

Dreadbox Dysmetria Testing, Calibration and Tuning

video upload by Molten Music Technology

After an epic build of the Dysmetria you need to test it and then calibrate and tune the oscillators. That's what this video is about."

Index - 0:00 Testing the synth works first - 4:04
1V/Oct Calibration - 14:21
Oscillator tuning - 24:15
Noise level - 34:41
Rare scale fix - 36:42
Finishing up - 38:07

New Moog Mavis Semi-Modular Synth Coming in 4 Days?

[Update: full details, pics and demos here.]

Fuzzy thumbnail from the upcoming video below. I will put up a new post when it goes live if legit.

It this is real, it would be odd Moog didn't anounce and show it at NAMM.

I thought it might be the DFAM, Mother-32, or Subharmonicon but note the patch bay is on the left with lettering below. Even if you turned them upside down they wouldn't match. It's also considerably thinner and smaller. Maybe The form factor is more similar to the Werkstatt-01.

The Trademark was filed back on 2021-09-03 under:

"Electronic musical instruments; Electronic musical keyboards; Music synthesizers"

First Look: Moog Mavis semi-modular synthesizer

video upload by Marcus Schmahl

Goes live in 4 days. I will post it here on MATRIXSYNTH if legit.

"Unboxing, assembling and first sound check of the new Moog Mavis semi-modular synthesizer.
Sequencer: Torso Electronic T-1"

Teensy-Poly6 Homemade Polyphonic Synthesizer!

video upload by Albert Nyström

"This is a 6-voice polyphonic synthesizer i programmed and built from scratch using a teensy 3.5.

The total build cost was around $120.

Here's a link to the code and a rough schematic:
(warning, it´s very messy and ugly heh)

0:00 - Intro
0:50 - Distorted Fm
1:30 - Pulsating Pad
2:10 - Saw Lead
2:30 - Spooky Fm
3:15 - Funky Chords
3:45 - Funky Bass
4:20 - Bright bells
5:00 - Walkthrough
10:45 - Outro"

Looks like a four octave KORG Prologue. See the Nyström label below for more.

Tiptop 245t with 281t delay

video upload by Todd Barton

TEST SERIES 4ms Stereo Triggered Sampler Dual Looping Delay Tapographic IOLabs Flux Polyend Preset

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

IOLabs Flux
Polyend Preset
4ms Stereo Triggered Sampler
4ms Dual Looping Delay
4ms Tapographic Delay

"Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

disting EX - Tracker, live

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"People asked for a demo of the new Tracker algorithm tracking live audio instead of samples, so here's me playing my bass clarinet through it.

Clarinet into Little Mikey, into disting EX running Tracker. CV/envelope from that into another disting EX running the Poly Wavetable algorithm (using the CV/Pressure input option).

First a couple of phrases using the tracked pitch, then I change the output to be a harmony CV so the synth voice is a third above the clarinet."

Bad Gear - Roland MC-808 Groovebox

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 MC-808 Groovebox. Why didn't the last classic Roland groovebox and scaled down version of the MC-909 become a classic? Are the motorized faders cursed?

00:00 Intro tune
00:54 Overview Roland MC-808 Groovebox, D-Beam
01:26 Sound generator
01:59 RAM situation, Compact Flash card, sample loading times
02:23 Sampling
02:59 Motorized faders
03:11 Synth engines & UI
03:28 Drivers, editor, synth engine deep dive, sample editing
04:05 FX section
04:23 Sequencer, arpeggiator, chord memory, RPS, additional features
05:26 Corny preset patterns
05:40 What else???
05:54 Hate
06:17 Jam 1 (Drum'n'Bass)
07:15 Jam 2 (Downtempo)
08:22 Finale (Epic Techno)
08:53 Verdict"

Moog - Mother 32 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings,
also on eBay

Moog - DFAM w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings,
also on eBay

Nord Stage 2HA 88 Ver 3.0 SN SJ17010

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

"The Nord Stage 2 features Nord Sample Library-compatibility, the B3 and transistor organ engine from the C2, MIDI over USB and more memory for your favorite sounds. All in an amazingly user friendly interface where all vital functions are only button away!"

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer w/ Mod Foundry Mods

Roland TB303 Bassline Synthesizer & TR606 Drumatix

video upload by KemzGuitarsID

via this auction

"The unit works great without any problem. It has been modified by Mod Foundry back in 2004."

606 listed here

1988 Ensoniq SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer SN SQ-12495-E w/ Original Docs & Memory Cart

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Behold the super ESQ-1! These are incredible synthesizers, still not much out there like it. Fantastic working and cosmetic condition over all. Includes original manual, AC power cable, sound sheets, a few floppy backup disks and one RAM sound cart. Recently serviced along with a fresh battery."

Rare EMS Vocoder 2000

via this auction

"Beautiful Black version EMS vocoder 2000
Release in the early 80s.
It will be fully serviced prior to sale."

Roland SH-101 + MGS-1 in Original Box

via this auction

"Very rare boxed bundle, the SH-101 and MGS-1 coming with their accessories and original boxes."

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer Serviced

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 375253

via this auction

Korg 800 DV Serviced w/ Kenton CV Gate Upgrade

via this auction

Yellow Waldorf Q Rackmount Synthesizer w/ 32 Voice Expansion Board & Prophet Style Knobs

via this auction

Oberheim OB-XA with Encore Midi Kit

via this auction

"Oberheim OB-XA in excellent condition. Works perfectly and beautifully cared for in a smoke free studio Upgraded with an Encore MIDI kit."

Studio Electronics ATC-1 Tone Chameleon Analog Synthesizer w/ MINI Cartridge

via this auction

"This ATC-1 is fully functional, in great condition with some light cosmetic scratches on top which affects nothing of the synth, and includes the Moog filter cartridge. This synth is very much a rack mount Moog Source - it sounds incredible.

The ATC-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer with a unique design that allows you to change out the filter from a cartridge loaded in the back. Studio Electronics offered cartridges modeled after the Moog Minimoog, Oberheim SEM, Roland TB-303, and the Arp 2600. The interface is reminiscent of the Moog

Source with cell membrane buttons and a single data encoder to change parameters and program sounds."

09- The Korg ARP 2600M- Sculpting voltage with the Voltage Processor

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the voltage processor found on the Korg ARP 2600M."

AutomaticGainsay Korg ARP 2600M posts

Exploring sounds on the Waldorf Microwave XT

video upload by CGMAGIK

"A great and very unique instrument with some deep sound shaping possibilities.
I've added a small amount of reverb (The UAD EMT140 Plate)"

Korg Opsix FM-Synthesizer Sound Demo

video upload by M. Schmied

"Little big Synthesizer with a great Sound-Engine!
Pure Opsix without extern FX.
Fantastic !!"

Bedroom Vibe with Roland J-6

video upload by Foundation Stepper

"with a little magic in post ✨"

This might be the first synth vid in bed. Here's one on a sofa bed outdoors, but not quite the same thing. And then there's pics but no vid.

Waldorf M (Multi mode) + TR-808 + TR-909 : Detroit Techno

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

"The Waldorf M uses 4 tracks simultaneously in multi-timbral mode, sequenced from Ableton.
The 808 and 909 are recorded and then edited for mute and volume automation.


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

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