MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

OBX8 Custom Patches - Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond #obx8 #custom #pinkfloyd #patch

video upload by Orano Music

"First 50 seconds or so are the Patches Dry, no effects, no processing.
Then as usual , the patches all together in a basic mix.

These sounds are from my forthcoming Custom Patch Bank for the Oberheim OBX8"

modular synth techno

video upload by Honeysmack

Velocity 2022: A Look Back

video upload by Patchwerks

"Here is brief look back at Velocity 2022, a synthesizer inspired music festival hosted at Substation in Seattle, WA.

Visit: for more details.
Video by: Steven Ly (Project 32)
Music from this video:"

Tiptop 245t Analog Input

video upload by Todd Barton

"A close look at the "analog" input on the Tiptop Buchla 245t Sequential Voltage Source.

My Patreon:"

RIP Rob Hordijk - Creator of the Blippoo Box, Benjolin, and Hordijk Modular Systems

video uploads by Pedro Trotz

"Rob Hordijk explains his modular designs at the European Electro Music Event 2012 that took place at Mallorca - Spain."

Sad news in via an anonymous reader today, who spotted the following from Pedro Trotz on Mod Wiggler. Those of you that have been following the site should be familiar with Rob Hordijk's work through numerous posts on the site. Two of his most famous creations were the Benjolin and Blippoo Box.

"I am deeply saddened to announce that my friend and mentor, Robert Ernst Hordjik, passed away earlier today. He was an important part of my life and I am sure also of many others here. He will be greatly missed.

I first met him in the Chateau Sonore event he organized in Belgium, in July 2007. There, lots of similar souls shared our passion for electronic music and electronic instruments. There was a lot of G2 and modular talk, but also performances, instrument demos, concerts, rehearsals... That's when I first heard of the Blippoo, one of his first creations that made him famous.

A few years later he started his work on the modular system that has his name. I felt so grateful for his initiative in Belgium that I couldn't help but planning a follow-up, this time in Mallorca. This time, our meeting had a lot less participants but it was an even better opportunity to make friendships that will last for a lifetime. I believe that in this meeting, in a trip we made to the north coast of the island, between the mountains of the Serra de Tramontana and the Mediterranean Sea, is when Rob decided that he wanted to retire to Mallorca. I can't blame him. It was the middle of January and we were having a pic-nic on the side of a curvy road facing the sea and enjoying what we natives call "the little summer" which is something that happens from time to time in mid-winter when the sea suddenly calms and temperatures rise up to 20 degrees Celsius.

We had a Benjolin workshop, we talked a lot about his design philosophy, and I was happy to record the first series of videos about his modular System. The ones you can find in my Youtube channel. After that series of videos I asked him to build a modular for me and soon enough he came back to Mallorca to deliver it in person.

During this visits I introduced him to Biyi and they automatically made a great connection. Biyi went a few times to The Hague to assist him in the building of Blippoos and modular systems. He even built his own under Rob's supervision. We all three had the idea to start a company in Mallorca where Rob would make the designs, Biyi build the stuff and I would take care of the business side of things. It was all set-up. As soon as his obligations in the Netherlands were fulfilled he would come to Mallorca. The moment arrived but almost at the same time his illness and COVID made things extra difficult.

In one of our talks he said to me that the Benjolin, the Blippoo and the Modular System were his dearest creations and that he was honored to have made so many people happy with them. Let's honor his memory by using them and making the most beautiful sound imaginable.

Farewell, my friend. I love you." - trotz

The following is from the Synth DIY wiki page on Hordijk.

Born in 1958, self described "synthesizer designer and builder,[3]" Rob Hordijk began learning electronics from around age 12 after developing a fascination with the glowing tubes in stereo amplifiers.[1][4] When he was 14 his father who had noticed young Rob's interest gave him a subscription to an electronics course, which lead to an examination for a ham radio license.

Trained as a designer and not a musician, Rob came from an arts background, studying as a sculptor and jeweler in the 1970s. He approached electronic music in a similar spirit to abstract painting, inspired by the ambient works of Brian Eno, and Luigi Russolo's Intonarumori instruments; where attempts were made to blur the boundaries between music and art:[1]

"In those days I was quite interested in the idea of sound as a material to be sculpted, in the same way you can sculpt wood and metal. [...] You can make mechanical objects that make all sorts of sounds, or you can make electronic objects that make all sorts of sounds. but what I like about the electronic objects is that you don't see what makes the sound. [...] It opens the way to sort of make it a bit mysterious."[1]

In the early 1980s as various integrated circuits, micro-controllers, and processors became available to hobbyists, Rob began buying things such as the early Curtis chips and RCA 1802 based SuperElf processor board out of curiosity more than professional ambition.[1][5] Later switching to an Apple ][+ and the Mountain Hardware Music System, for which he developed a Forth language version that could do all sorts of stuff with the Mountain cards, like KarplusStrong-type plucked string sounds and pitch shifting.[5] His first introduction to a DSP was to the DMX1000 around 1984. In 1986 he switched to Atari ST and an Akai S900.[5] These days he is a Clavia Nord Modular G2 aficionado.[5]

"I am not really a gear freak. But I do believe in mastering synthesis techniques, in making synthesis a second nature, so to be able to fully concentrate on the creative processes."[5]

After finishing art school, Rob also completed 11 years of study in Information Technology, learning about design methods and inventory control.[1] As well as his own instruments Rob worked on the Nord Modular G2 including contributing many patches to the Nord Modular online community, and wrote a comprehensive unofficial manual of the instrument. He has produced music for environments, buildings, film, and dance performances, but is yet to produce an official release on a label.[5] As of 2022 Rob has announced his retirement and will no longer be taking orders.[6]

Design Philosophy
Rob's personal definition of a modular synthesizer is more to do with modulation than modularity; referring to functional modules as 'sections'. Everything is supposed to be able to modulate or effect everything else. All levels within the system are optomised for comparability with one another.[1]

See for more.

Update via brian comnes: Hordijk info on synthesis: - quite in depth.

Symbolic Sound Unveils “Pacamara Ristretto” Audio Processing Unit (APU)

Pacamara launch from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

Pacamara explainer from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

Press release follows:

September 6, 2022

Symbolic Sound Unveils “Pacamara Ristretto” Audio Processing Unit (APU)

2.5 times performance boost, 20% lower price, expanded connectivity, and inter-application audio

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS — Symbolic Sound announces a new Audio Processing Unit (APU) representing a giant leap forward in performance, energy efficiency, and connectivity over previous generation APUs. At less than half the size, the new Pacamara “Ristretto” delivers, on average, a 2.5 times jump in performance, a 20% reduction in cost, cooler operating temperature, expanded connectivity options, and seamless inter-application routing of audio and MIDI to/from applications running on a host computer.

Pacamara Ristretto’s compute-cycles and memory are solely dedicated to sound computation, delivering unprecedented levels of performance capabilities to sound designers for film and games, live electronic music performers, sound artists, educators, researchers, and audio professionals who require the highest-quality real-time audio, responsive live interaction, and unbounded creative flexibility from their tools.

“The Pacamara Ristretto represents a radical transformation, not just because it’s Symbolic Sound’s most powerful external APU yet, but because of the ease with which it communicates with the rest of the world,” said Symbolic Sound’s president Carla Scaletti. “Audio, MIDI, and OSC streams can be freely routed between Kyma and other audio applications on your computer and audio devices in your studio, including across LANs and out onto the Internet, creating a combinatorial explosion of sound creation possibilities.”

According to game/film sound design consultant and Pacamara field tester, Alan M. Jackson, “It’s the latest, most powerful revision of the most important audio DSP environment of the last 30 years.”

Powered by Kyma
Audio professionals can leverage the full Kyma 7 accelerated sound design environment for rapid prototyping, testing, creative exploration, and refinement of production-quality sound synthesis and processing algorithms to run in real time on the Pacamara Ristretto.

Kyma, described as a “recombinant sound design environment,” gives sound designers access to extensive libraries of unique audio synthesis and processing modules, along with tools for creating limitless combinations of those algorithms. Galleries of automatically-generated signal flow graphs help speed development, spark the imagination and boost the creative flow — providing creators with the advanced models needed to solve sound design challenges for games, film, live music, data sonification, voice processing, multi-sensor controllers, and more.

Deep integration between hardware and software has always been central to the Symbolic Sound approach. Hardware design is continually informed by software development and vice versa. As a result, the Kyma 7 sound development environment is optimally tuned to take full advantage of the huge increases in processing and memory bandwidth made available by the new Pacamara APU.

Sound designer and musician Cristian Vogel describes the Kyma software environment as “the best for innovating, prototyping and designing innovative digital sound processes… frictionless for ideation and research. Then, reliable and consistent at the outcome stage.”

The Pacamara Ristretto is as comprehensive in its connectivity as it is diminutive in size. The back panel of the rugged, roadworthy enclosure includes:

• USB-C port for audio and MIDI transfer to/from host computer
• Two USB 2.0 ports for connecting audio interfaces and MIDI controllers
• 3.5 mm jack sockets for mic input and stereo headphone output
• RJ-45 network port to connect via a gigabit Ethernet cable to a host computer
• Wi-Fi antenna jack
• USB-C power input port

An APU does for Real-time Audio what a GPU does for Real-time Graphics
Audio professionals require high quality, low latency, reliable real-time audio synthesis and processing. That’s what an APU can deliver.

“The question is not whether a CPU is capable of real-time graphics generation and processing. Everyone understands the advantages of offloading real-time graphics computation onto one or more GPU(s) running in parallel with your main CPU. Not only does it free up memory and computing resources on your CPU, a GPU guarantees the highest-quality, glitch-free interactive real-time graphic performance. The same is true for audio!”

“With the Pacamara you have high quality, configurable algorithms running on dedicated, uncontended hardware,” explains Jackson, “The result is that it sounds great and it’s reliable.”

Soft Hardware
Unlike traditional audio hardware, which has a fixed functionality that never changes, the Pacamara Ristretto can adapt to the evolving needs of users. Regular, significant software updates ensure that Symbolic Sound APUs continue to gain features and functionality so that they actually improve with time.

Jackson adds, “there’s a subtle and important difference between hardware that is upgradeable… and hardware that DOES get upgraded continuously and significantly. Kyma is [Symbolic Sound’s] only product and [they’ve] been working on it, passionately, for decades. [They] have a proven history of constant and significant upgrades.”

What’s in a Name?
The name, Pacamara, comes from a hybrid coffee plant bred to produce larger beans on smaller trees planted closer together — evoking both the ‘recombinant sound’ design philosophy of Kyma and the smaller size, higher-yield of the Pacamara APUs. According to Scaletti, “Coffee aficionados know that a ristretto shot delivers twice the caffeine per milliliter as a standard shot of espresso. The Pacamara Ristretto is actually 2.5 times more powerful and less than half (44%) the volume of previous generations, meaning that the computational performance by volume has increased 5.7-fold.”

The Pacamara Ristretto is an APU, designed from the ground up for real-time sound synthesis and processing; it works in parallel with your main computer to deliver high-quality real-time audio signal computation, freeing up resources on the CPU for managing your overall studio workflow.

Audio professionals can leverage the full Kyma 7 accelerated sound design environment for rapid prototyping, testing, creative exploration, and refinement of production-quality sound synthesis and processing algorithms to run in real time on the Pacamara Ristretto.

The Pacamara Ristretto APU is the most recent development in a consistent flow of innovation from Symbolic Sound — from Capybara, to Capybara 33, Capybara 66, Capybara 320, Paca(rana) — the sixth generation Pacamara Ristretto APU is groundbreaking in terms of raw compute power, delivering a 2.5-fold leap forward in performance, connectivity, and dependability backed by extensive field testing in real world performance environments.

Pricing and Availability

The Pacamara Ristretto is available today at
Initial supplies are limited due to ongoing (and inexplicable) global electronic component shortages.

The price for a 4-processor Pacamara Ristretto is $3,818 (US)
An entry level, 2-processor system is available for $3,302 (US)

The Kyma 7 software for macOS or Windows is included with the APU.

Lets Go Crazy! Had to be done :) #oberheim #obx8 #prince #lets go crazy

video upload by Orano Music

"Another 4 custom patches from my forthcoming Custom Patch Bank , Drums from The Linndrum LM1.

Only effects used on any patch was the same room verb. more or less the dry signal. no compression with exception of mastering for limiting."

Tech Talk: Introducing MODX+

video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"The new MODX+ is here! Join the Yamaha Synths Tech Talk team as they take a closer look at this compact, lightweight series of synthesizers, designed to help you take control of your sound and stand out on every stage, studio or stream.

MODX+ is powered by the same innovative technologies found in our flagship MONTAGE synthesizer including the AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synth engine for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.

MODX+ Motion Control brings the sophisticated automation of music production to live performances by giving you simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters. So you can shape live sound like a conductor commands an orchestra."

Budget and Splurge Duet - Oberheim OB-X8 and Korg Volca Bass NO TALKING NO EFFECTS 10 Presets

video upload by HansiLa

"I thought it would be fun to take the least expensive synthesizer I have, the Korg Volca Bass and pair it in a jam with my recent purchase and most expensive synth I have: the Oberheim OB-X8.

I made a few random patches on the Volca and picked 10 random presets on the Oberheim to showcase how they'd interact with each other.

I tend to write my music via midi so any leads I play are rudimentary since I'm not proficient on the keys.

In other words....

if you're looking for some incredible keyboardist ripping on the OB-X8, time to skip this one.

As usual, no talking or effects. Also, minimal processing. For this video, all I did was double the Oberheim tracks and slightly panned each left and right to create some width. You'll still hear some of the Oberheim presets do a neat job of moving along the stereo field."

mylarmelodies wrote this an hour after getting a Novation Circuit Tracks

video upload by mylarmelodies

"What is this? So Novation kindly sent a Circuit Tracks, and here's a wee soulful electro brass acid noodle on it after an hour of working it out, using preset sounds, drums and effects (my sequences obviously!). This is recorded straight out of the outs via an IK Multimedia capture device (which is causing the occasional clicks), no post processing. I've put 'paid promotion' as they sent me it, but I wasn't obliged to make a video.

I suspected I'd like it and that appears to be the case, it's got just enough to blast out ideas for tracks without too much to overproduce things with, and lead you astray. You can't just add and add parts, you have to work the ones available, as hardware is good at forcing you to do.

Not used here, but note the two MIDI tracks - there are two mono inputs so you can use it as a sequencer AND mixer for two other things, as well, and blend it all together in one device. If someone was just starting out it really makes for a very low barrier to entry, one could get this, and if you wanted to go further - then choose just two other things, and you don't need any other kit to make it all work together. And it's got an analog clock sync out, so that it can sync les synthes modulaires. Nice. 👹💃🏻"

Soundfreak Buchla Format EMS Modules

See the Superbooth 22 video here, and announcement post here. These are licensed from EMS. The prices have gone up slightly since.

"The Triple Oscillator consists of three independent oscillators. They are identical in controls but different in range and waveforms.

From top to bottom, the three oscillators are labelled 1, 2, and 3, and horizontal lines visually separate them on the panel layout.

The original VCS3 oscillators had a frequency range that extended well below the audible range. This allowed the musician to use them both as sound or modulation sources, mainly thanks to the VCS3 matrix, which allowed a flexible and immediate signal routing.

In the 4U format, where sound and modulation are strictly separate, we provided the oscillator with both Tini-Jax and banana sockets.


The Dual Filter/Oscillator consists of two independent, identical filtering circuits modelled over the Filter/Oscillator section of the VCS 3, with some extra features.

We preserved the original, distinctive Response parameter that allowed you to use the device as a resonant low-pass filter or a self-oscillating bandpass filter. In the latter configuration, the filter produced a pure sine wave that could be used as an audio source.

In addition to that, we designed an FM circuit that allows you to control the filter’s cutoff frequency with both CV and audio signals. A dedicated switch modifies the filter reaction to audio-rate frequency modulation.

The DB switch allows you to change the filter slope from 24 to 18 dB/oct, thus expanding the capabilities beyond the original VCS3 design.


This module merges two separate sections of the VCS3: the Envelope Shaper (upper part of the front panel) and Noise Generator (lower part of the front panel).

The Envelope Shaper combines a VCA and a loopable envelope generator that can work as an LFO. The envelope both controls the VCA level and is available as control voltage.

It can accept up to four distinct sounds thanks to four semi-normalled audio inputs.

The Noise Generator outputs a noise signal with controls over its amplitude and colour. The colour knob defines its timbre by cutting the low or the high frequencies from the default white noise. We chose to expand its design by making this last parameter voltage-controllable.


Buchla Analog Modular Synth and Voice inspired by Sci-Fi Soundscapes 🚀⚡️

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"The fun continues. Every week we watch a vintage sci-fi film on our stream MST3K-style. This provides fun in the moment as well as endless inspiration for later. Here we conjure vibes from our time spent soaking in these tape music and vintage sci-fi soundscapes. The patch started with an arpeggiation of the "Goonies Chord" which includes the notes C, E, F, A which makes a FM7 2nd Inv. chord. The chord's sound was generated by an instance of Pro 53 VSTi by Native Instruments, arguably one of the best VSTis of all time. The arpeggiated chord was recorded into the buffer of the 1979 SMP. From there the "Position" was modulated by a slow looping function from the 281 Quad Function Generator. The noise drops were created by pinging a lowpass gate channel of the 292 that is being fed some white noise by the 266 Source of Uncertainty. The pings were being clocked by a slowly timed Pulser coming from the 245 Sequential Voltage Source. The result was fed into the 277 Signal Delay which had a delay time of over a second cued up. This creates a minimal and ever changing rhythm bed. Lastly you get some 258 Dual Oscillator Square wave that is sent to the 297 Infinite Phase Shifter. The volume level and low pass filter frequency are being controlled simultaneously by the 216 Touch Activated Voltage Source. The pitch of the Oscillator is being transposed by the 216. Got it! It's much more fun to just throw some headphones and give it a listen.

As always the lovely vocal echoes are emitting from Jacqueline's chords. Her signature chain of two Boss RE-20 Space Echoes provides an aging tape loop effect.

recorded August 28 2022"

Soundtoys Upgrade Sale

via @soundtoys

"Do you want the Soundtoys 5 Bundle? Trade up your licenses to get Soundtoys 5 (with ALL 21 plug-ins) and save 50% thru September 14!

Log in to see your upgrade offer:"

Summer Bundle Sale at Giorgio Sancristoforo's Gleetchlab

The offer ends on September 21st, 2022

Take the chance to get them all at a fantastic price with 30% discount!

MAC OSX BUNDLE includes 10 software:
Berna 3
Gleetchlab 2021
Points and Lines
Fantastic Voyage

ONLY 110€

The Future Was Then | Synth Library Music | Retro Computing

video upload by Mamotreco

"Visited a museum of technology with a wonderful computing exhibit which included computers of all shapes and sizes (from 70s mainframe to 80s 8-bit home computers and some 90s systems too).

#vintagecomputer #80ssynth #homecomputers

The background music track "Cyclades" is from my Cybersyn - Intrigues Telematiques album (available here with exclusive artwork: or as part of the Mamotreco Channel Compilation linked below.

Cyclades is a reference to a pre-TCP/IP network protocol prototyped in France in the early 70s. While the standard was never adopted for France's homegrown telematic revolution, it did incorporate packet switching and was designed to work as a network of networks. As with much advanced technology, it fell by the wayside when the French Postal Service (La Poste/P.T.T.) opted for the more established but more primitive Transpac concept based on the X.25 network standard.

Current channel music compilation:
Previous music releases available here:"

Arturia MatrixBrute "Symbiosis" 80 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the Symbiosis series of soundsets with our today's here - Arturia MatrixBrute!


Two talented LFO Store sound designers, Nick Klimenko and Otto K. Schwarz, have teamed up to prepare for us a stunning soundbank for one of the most authentic synths of our time -
Arturia Matrixbrute.

Thanks to several years of experience with the device, the team was able to maximize the potential of the synthesizer, using many non-obvious synthesis methods and approaches.
This sound bank combines classic analog sounds with complex sequences and modulations.

Therefore, these 80 presets have a wide range of applications, and can be used for ambient, electronic or cinematic/OSTs, as well as for electronic dance music such as trance, techno or drum & bass.

Welcome to the world of true analog sound, full of powerful basses, amazing leads, extraordinary sequences and much more!

"Symbiosis" soundset contains all type of sounds which are ready to go in your current track:

Beautiful progressive trance & melodic Sequences
Lushiest Paraphonic ambient Pads & Drones
Deep & monster Basses in various styles
Organic Big Cinematic Arps
Modular & Groovebox style Sequences
Big edge & classic Leads

Handcrafted presets with velo/aftertouch/controller assigned sounds trully organic & alive.
Instructions for installation are included & its easy - you will need OS 2.0.

Soundtrack with cyberpunk atmosphere, synthwave track, ambient & electronica vibes can be easily created with our sounds.

Enjoy & may inspiration be with you!"

Making a track with the ZOOM R20 synthesizer

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

ZOOM R24 vs R20 comparison below.

"OK so @ZoomSoundLab gave us an FM #synthesizer with 20 static patches in their #r20 #multitrack recorder. In this video, I'm trying to use that to create music. Table of contents:

00:00 hi
00:23 what is a ZOOM R20?
00:40 USB adapter cable for connecting MIDI devices
00:52 creating a project and activating MIDI IN
01:19 browsing all 20 sounds (which are not editable)
04:19 drum track using the grid editor, note length and velocity
05:27 repeating sequences
05:40 track settings: EQ, effects
06:33 converting to audio
06:55 recording a bass track (live recording and ironing out mistakes)
08:34 chord / synth pad track
09:19 adding effects to drastically change the pad sound
10:29 important things to consider
10:50 finished track (with vocals & guitar)
11:53 bye bye"

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link

ZOOM R24 vs R20 comparison - which one is better for you?

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"My ZOOM R20 multirack recorder finally arrived, so here's a comparison with the older R24, including some audio quality comparisons of different music styles. Table of contents:

00:00 introduction
00:35 hardware overview
01:26 what do both machines have in common?
02:55 R24 exclusive features
05:10 R20 exclusive features
07:25 why all of this may not matter ...
07:57 explaining my test setup
08:53 important things to consider
09:07 audio test 1: synthwave
09:39 audio test 2: ambient
10:10 audio test 3: rock
10:47 conclusion
12:10 bye-bye"

S2400 User Manual v2.0 - Introduction

video upload by Isla Instruments

Tonefield Monolith | Reverse Avalanche Oscillator Drone Machine

Demo video upload by Tonefieldfx

"Based on the Look Mum No Computer Reverse Avalanche Oscillator with my own tweaks.

Built into a destructive drone machine!

-5 oscillator drone machine
-Mute switches for each voice and are engaged via push buttons
-LDR pitch control
-Master pitch control knob
-Volume and tone knobs on the back"

via this auction

"Based on the Look Mum No Computer Reverse Avalanche Oscillator with tweaks.

Built into a destructive drone machine! Check out the demo.

-5 oscillator drone machine
-Mute switches for each voice and are engaged via push buttons
-LDR pitch control - Use your hands or external light source to modulate the pitch.
-Master pitch control knob
-Volume and tone knobs on the back
-Use 9v wall power (tested w pedal train) (Has internal charge pump (18v) powering anything with high than 9v will be bad.

It's noisy, it's unpredictable, it's destructive."

EMS Pitch to Voltage Converter SN 5505 P

via this auction

Analogue Systems Rs Integrator System, EMS Synthi Filter + Trapezoid Generator

via this auction

"Rare analogue systems integrator system with EMS synthi filter and trapezoid generator.

These units and modules are difficult to source these days but we’re very popular back in the early days of eurorack modular. Audio and voltage signals fully compatible with Doepfer systems but you will require an adapter cable to plug these modules into a Doepfer power supply and vice versa.

Everything is in great functioning condition for its age. Comes with 8 cables to get you started.

All the choices in the Eurorack space can be fun but nothing quite compares to a full modular setup made up of modules designed to be used together!"

Kasser DAFM Genesis, Sega Megadrive-based FM synth!

via this auction

"Advanced FM synth based on the YM2612 Megadrive / Genesis FM chip, which sounds more rax and with more "bite" than normal FM!"

You can find additional details and demos in previous posts here.

Red Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot w/ Decksaver Cover

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line SN 208400 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Unique opportunity to buy a Roland TB-303 in a state as this one.

Comes with:

Roland TB-303 Bass Line;
Original box;
Carrying bag (original);
Manual (original);
New Boss PSA 230 adapter;

Just came back from pro-service where everything is checked, calibration to factory default, potentiometers cleaned so no crackling. Invoice and report from this service available. Step switches were also replaced by new ones so years of pleasure!"


via this auction

121 981247
121 101917
112 172894
112 98x378
112 112258

Jen Synthetone SX1000 Vintage Analogue Italian Mono Synthesizer w/ Music Stand & Patch Sheets

via this auction

Vintage Pollard SYNDRUM TWIN 278 Electronic Drum Synthesizer w/ Pads

via this auction

Synth Stuff Ep. 80 - Korg Opsix

video upload by tritonrecordings

"Is this the most editable, hand-on hardware FM synthesizer? I think so. Korg commissioned myself and another guy to do some custom presets for this. The day we had them ready to go is they day this was sadly discontinued. So...enjoy these sixteen presets I've made at the link below. It's a great synth, easy to edit once you get the hang of it, assuming you have a grasp on FM synthesis works. A 61-key version would be cool to see - or 49 at the very least. Maybe someday?


Synth Stuff (All Episodes)

ENSONIQ TS-10 SOUND DEMO (1993) (No talking, Only Playing)

video upload by Eaglechild

Reverb : VST RC-20 Retro Color

♫ List of the sounds :

▨ Intro 0:00

1 Bellsaw 0:30
2 Glory Blend 1:34
3 48 Shuffle 2:28
4 Elec Keys 3:04
5 Ana Horns 4:12
6 The Pearl 4:56
7 Star Climber 5:48
8 Digiwarmth 6:04
9 BellSaw 6:33
10 Voxano 7:18
11 Borealis 8:03
12 Hit Ballad 8:38
13 Key Choices 9:11
14 SawPad 9:44
15 Padillac 9:05
16 Genesis 10:49
17 Mist 11:44
18 Big Gtr 12:44


video upload by zack dagoba

Erica Synths PĒRKONS HD 01 jam with my Eurorack, Syntakt, Digitakt and Push 2

video upload by Thoow

"Maybe not the best jam ever, but in this one I was trying to have the PĒRKONS play with the other mates in my team. Not so easy to tame that monster. Had a lot of fun playing with it.

In this setup I multitracked the four mono voices of Perskons into Ableton and added some effects (mostly Delay and Reverb) and some EQ to filter the low end. I use the Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Manis Iteritas in the rack, sequenced by the Syntakt, that also has a baseline on track 11."

u-he Kinesis - Preset Walkthrough (Soundset for Hive 2)

video upload by u-he

"Bryan Lake aka Sound Author presents a 128-patch set for Hive 2, focussed on timbral movement:

Kinesis comprises an arsenal of organic grooves, snappy generative arpeggios, evolving sequences and lush ambient pads, several of which employ Hive’s special filter modes.

Most of the presets react to MIDI velocity, modulation wheel and pitch bend.

All presets include XY pad control, which not only appears in Hive’s XY panel, but also in Hive’s preset browser (as a row of 8 knobs) as well as on NKS hardware.

Music by Seb (Hyboid) and Howard Scarr.

u-he MFM2.5 – The Creative Power Delay

video upload by u-he

"Out now:

Our favourite heavenly delay MFM2 has just taken a giant leap forward. Most obviously, we replaced the spacey 3D disk UI with a much more practical design. Less obvious is that version 2.5 is our very first product that supports CLAP (see, and more CLAP-compatibility updates are in the pipeline.

Some other improvements in MFM version 2.5
* Input section with transient control and lowpass or highpass filter
* ‘Granular’: pitch shifter, syncable to song tempo
* ‘Diffusor’: from audio smear to complex reverbs
* ‘Clipper’: output level safety option
* Preferences page, MIDI learn pages, new preset browser
* Native support for Apple Silicon (M1) CPU, macOS Monterey"

Tech Talk: SubMarine (Electronic Beats TV)

video upload by Telekom Electronic Beats

"In this Electronic Beats Tech Talk we welcome SubMarine onto the series, a German producer operating in the field of Liquid-tinged Drum & Bass, Half Step and Bass influenced electronic music.
Here we see SubMarine walk us through his production process, which usually makes it start in the FL Studio DAW to create his signature raw, snappy drum breaks. He also works with an amalgamation of soft synths, both integral to FL Studio and third party plug-ins like Serum, to create the textural atmospherics, gnarly bass lines and hazy chords heard in his music. Out of the box SubMarine makes use of the drumming skills developed in his childhood, recording his own percussion to later process, as well as utilising hardware such as Elektron’s Analog Heat and a vintage custom pedal handed down from his father. Check the video for a more complete glimpse into the approach of this talented figure in the contemporary Drum & Bass / Bass scene."

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