MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

California Highway 177: Desert Center to Highway 62

video upload by CatSynth TV

"California Highway 177 (Rice Road) runs south to north along the eastern edge of Joshua Tree National Park and through some of the most desolate areas of the state. We pick up the highway at its southern terminus in Desert Center at a junction with Interstate 10 and travel northward until its northern terminus at an intersection with Highway 62.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary. Instruments used include:
Tracktion BioTek
Arturia CMI V, CS-80 V (version 4), SQ-80 V
Arturia Dist TUBE CULTURE, Tape MELLO, DELAY 201 (All from FX Collection 3)
Octave CAT
Strymon StarLab

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TMP-03 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

Additional Vintage Synth TV episodes by Benge

"The Memetune Programme Episode 03

00:00 Opening Titles
00:35 Introduction
01:31 Switched On - Polysynths Part Two
19:38 Synthesiser Club - Roland SH101, VCS3, 100M and Moog Modular
22:03 Commercial Break
23:42 Patching Today - ARP2500
38:43 Video Lab - Video Feedback
41:45 Outro/Coming Up Next Time


Third episode in the new six part series of programmes from Benge made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

SWITCHED ON - Featuring in-depth discussions about the history and development of the synthesiser over the years, including demonstrations and feature guides of many classic and iconic instruments

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or three

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

SWITCHED ON POLYSYNTHS (PART TWO) - Continuing the history of Polysynths, from paraphonic instruments (EMS Polysynthi) through hybrid Polys (Polymoog, Korg PS3100) to polyphonic classics of the 70s and into the 80s (Yamaha CS80, ARP/Rhodes Chroma, Sequential T8, Roland Jupiter 6)

SYNTHESISER CLUB - Roland Sh101 sequencing the EMS VCS3, Roland 100M and Moog Modular 3C

PATCHING TODAY - on a vintage ARP 2500

VIDEO LAB - Self-generating abstract images using simple video feedback


Referenced in this episode:

Twenty Systems album by Benge

Fader album:

The Dreamer by BENGE"

The Oberheim OBX Series: a quick overview

video upload by Matthew & Doris

"The Oberheim OBX series are known to be some of the most classic synthesizers of our time, having been used in Eurythmics ''Sweet Dreams'' and Van Halen's ''Jump''. This instantly recognizable staple is capable of much more though, as Oberheim has created a truly versatile and incredible sounding synthesizer series. Tom Oberheim is the founder of Oberheim Electronics and he was born July 7, 1936 (age 85 years) in Manhattan, KS. Now, in 2022, Oberheim has announced and released the new Oberheim OB-X8, an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer combining components of all previously created synthesizers put into a new powerhouse of a synth."

Dream Machine Bandcamp:


video upload by Synth Cloud

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This new library adds creativity to your Sequential Prophet 5; it features new soundscapes, classic pads, ambient and trance atmospheres, very cool industrial sounds useful for original productions, and so on... 48 new sounds ! Patched and performed by Stefano Angiulli.

Patches list:

Korg Modwave - "Impulse" 40 Performances

video upload by LFOstore

" presents "Impulse" for Korg Modwave.


Korg Modwave is a powerful synthesizer with a lot of potential and an incredible variety of sounds, this time, we will dive into the world of pulsations together with "Impulse".

More Movement!

40 dance performances are waiting for you!

In the bank you will find deep pluck, massive bass, lead and sparkling arpeggios that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave, ambient, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

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

Welcome to the universe of sounds."

Tomorrow Never Knows - Circuit Bent Beatles' cover - SMMP

video upload by SMMP

"Little cover of a classic yet obscure Beatles' tune, one of my favourites!

It's been recorded using only circuit bent instruments (apart from guitar break and vocals), listed at the very end of the video!

A nice FM Digital synthesiser to which I added an analog VCF which really enhances it to be used for pads, nice leads and even some cool basses.

There is also an LFO which controls the VCF allowing rhythmic patterns and pulsating pads!

It's great polyphony and the possibility of modify in real time some FM parameters make it a very versatile instrument, specially when paired with fx such as delay and reverb!

I can build instruments on request, so, if interested please enquire! You can drop me a message or send an email etc.


My SHOP on"

Yamaha AN1x live played Dual Scenes Sound no talking

video upload by js-sound

EMS 16 Channel Matrix Vocoder w/ Filter Bank Patch Matrix?

via this auction

"EMS unit with many features like double oscillator, pitch shifter, levels on every bands...etc... great sounds"

Update: Looks more like a Synton Syntovox 221 as seen in previous posts including demos, but note the different layout. I don't beleive I've seen this particular model before. If anyone knows what this is feel free to leave a comment.

Update 2 via the comments:

"I am assured by EMS that this is NOT an EMS build. After I complained to reverb the seller changed the description and calls it a "custom projekt". It is built around an EMS 2000, so good luck if it ever needs a service or repair. The seller still has it branded as EMS even though it is a codged together unit and NOT EMS. You can't put a Ferrari engine in a ford and sell it as a Ferrari, can you?"

And via the listing:

"this a rare opportunity to obtain a classic EMS sounds

and add many features like double oscillator, pitch shifter, levels on every bands... more a classic pin matrix.... this is a custom projekt based around an original EMS 2000 vocoder pcb board"

Note the custom faceplate. The original EMS 2000 is completely different. You can find some pics in additional posts mentioning the EMS 2000 Vocoder here.

PPG 360 Wave Computer

via this auction

"rare ppg custom wave computer 360 (not a 360A) serial number. 002 double memory Bank... and others modify like the cv input for control a wavetable and others
feautures like APDSR ...Lfo, Transform ...etc... unique sounds"

You can find demos of the PPG 360 A keyboard version in previous posts here.

Davoli Davolisint

via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here.

"Dent on the top and some external wear as shown in photos. Very rare and interesting synth. Sorry to let it go but I got bills yo

The Davolisint is a 2 VCO monophonic analog synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note (C-C) keyboard, with the bottom octave, colored dark grey, doubling as controller keys. It features a coarse tune slider effecting both oscillators and a fine tune slider for Oscillator 2. Both Oscillators are also controlled by 7 octave switches (32', 16', 8', 4', 2', 1', 1/2') which are very similar to an organ, both in look and function. Any or all switches can be engaged simultaneously. LFO is fixed at a triangle/sine wave and has sliders for frequency and depth. Pitch bend is controlled by a lever labeled "extend". What's strange about this synth is that there is no control over the VCF or the envelope generator, however, there is portamento. The switches can also be accessed by the grey-colored lower octave of the keyboard. Every function is controlled by a different key.

Curiously, there is a 5-pin socket for a pedal on the back. It is unknown what this is for. Also interesting to note, it seems to have been marketed, at least in part, by MXR, whose label is badged on the top."

ARP 2600 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with 3604-P Keyboard SN 26615

via this auction

"This guy has been completely serviced and tuned by the best tech in LA last week. It sounds and works like new.

The cases also have been completely renewed by replacing all the tolex around them by a professional.

I’ve also replaced the standard power cable connector by a standard IEC since the original cable was falling apart."

Yamaha EX-1 M/W Vintage Analog Synthesizer Organ with TX-3 Tone Cabinets

via this auction

Update: this is not the pre-cursor to the GX-1. That would be the "EX-42 (1970–1977, stage model, design origin of GX-1)" according to the list of Yamaha products on Wikipedia.

You can find demos of the EX-1 here, and additional posts here.

One of a Kind DIY Synth

via this auction

"one of a kind analog polyphonic synthesizer, 6 voice, discreet osc & filters. Oscillators and filters are copies of the Moog Minimoog, not clones but really close copies, 6 voices, 2 osc per voice, can individually tune pitch on all 6 voices per each of the two main oscillators per voice, the mod section is a really fast audio rate LFO that gets into crazy FM territory and can even simulate ring modulation, midi in for note control only. Very unique one of a kind build! 61 note fatar keybed!"

E-MU Systems Virtuoso 2000 Orchestral Synthesizer SN 080000410

via this auction

"The Virtuoso 2000 is a 128-voice orchestral sound module with over 64 MB of sounds - an entire orchestra in a single rack space! Featuring the "Orchestral Session" soundsets 1&2 from E-mu, the sounds are great and they include violins, violas, celli, double basses, trumpets, French horns, trombones, bass trombones, tubas, piccolos, flutes, oboes, English horn, clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons, contra bassoons, harp, orchestral bells, tubular bells, bell trees, celeste, xylophone, marimba and a percussion battery with over 20 instruments! With 128 voices, 32 MIDI channels, lightning-fast MIDI response and over 1,000 sounds you can create the largest of orchestral ensembles!

Additional professional features worth mentioning include the twelve assignable real-time front panel controls, six analog outputs plus an S/PDIF digital output, two additional internal ROM expansion slots, the ability to play back Flash ROMs authored on E4 Ultra Samplers and an advanced synthesis architecture based on the Proteus 2000. The Virtuoso 2000 is likely the best all-in-one orchestral sound module ever!"

Easy Summer vibes with Syntakt & Oto Boum

video upload by Thoow

"Saturday afternoon vibes with this small combo. With some modulation and two LFOs per track a single pattern can go a long way :-)"

ROLAND JUNO-X Synthesizer-JUNO 106 sound engine-Demo Pt. 1

video upload by Deep Synths

"Demo of ROLAND JUNO-X using its JUNO 106 engine. Custom patches and scene created for demo. 80's synth pop/synthwave style.
Produced by Deep Synths."

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

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