Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sinister Cat Sound Design & More With Soundtoys Design Week Sale

video upload by soundtoys

Note Soundtoys is having a Sound Design Week sale with up to 80% off. You can find details on Soundtoys website here

Above: "Turn an adorable cat’s purr into a sinister, ominous monster. With a few simple turns of the knobs, you can use Soundtoys to pitch-shift, distort, reverberate, and radically transform your sound source.

Download the 'Sinister Reflections' preset:
Drag, drop, and save it into Effect Rack to get started."

'Soundscapes' Preset Expansion Pack for Soundtoys Effect Rack (FREE)

"Hear examples of all the presets from the Soundscapes expansion pack of sound design drone presets for the Soundtoys Effect rack.

Artic Blast – A howling winter wind and bone-chilling swirls that batters you sonically
Auto Horror Soundtrack – A building-changing horror soundtrack that just does its thing
BrokeBot March – Rhythmic noisy machines
Computronical – Rhythmic computer noises from a lost time
Feedback Space – A sonic desolate evolving space
Into The Darkness – The darkness is alive and changing as it moves around you
It's Coming For You – Something is coming. Another creepy rhythm effect to live in
Laser Practice Range – Classic gameplay laser sounds that pew-pew all night long
Mechotron Speaks – If robots had a language, this preset would talk to them, and they'd be like, right on
SynDrone – A rhythmic pulse to create a vibe
Tesla Coil – Electric Zaps from the lab
The Birds – The original angry birds from Hitchcock are all around

Download the expansion pack at"

Game Audio Vocal Sound Design With Soundtoys

"Whether making subtle enhancements or radical transformations, watch how effects can alter the character of a voice and create a truly immersive experience. The presets you hear are:

Angry Stereo – A gritty and stereo-lizing fx that makes the vocal sound bigger than your speakers.
Fever Dream – A fast-paced distorted panning movement to disorient any vocal.
Waterpipe – A feedback-heavy metallic-sounding echo with a short delay time.
Angry Radio – A nostalgic sound that resembles old-school radio-filtered distortion.
Robot Laugh – A re-sampled and pitch-shifted quick slap robotic echo for any vocal sources.

Download the presets:
Drag and drop on Effect Rack to get started."

#short Sequential Pro 3 Arpeggiator

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Just a bit of Pro 3 arpeggiated with clock-synced external effects. More at"

Sequential Krell

video upload by Todd Barton

"My Patreon:"

Arturia PolyBrute Limited Noir Edition

It appears the PolyBrute will be getting a limited all black Noir edition similiar to the MatrixBrute, MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and DrumBrute.

Just the pics for now...

Thanks Radio

video upload by nbor

"Precipitous placement of a glass of pinot notwithstanding, I've been working with loopers and the @buchlausa Easel command. After struggling with some less desirable results, I listened to the magic of KFJC radio and it gave me some new direction. Drum sounds created on the Buchla, sampled into the @bitwig drum machine, sequenced with the Hawtin script for the Fire. I'm controlling four instances of @AudioDamageInc Enso with a Livid Minim (off screen)."

Akai AX60

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx 2 Voice SN 1397

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator II+HD 61-Key 8-Voice Sampler Workstation SN 2373

via this auction

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Programming Drums on the Jomox Alpha Base

video upload by VCO USA

How to program the MiniMoog like a boss!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Ever wanted to know how easy it is to program a Minimoog?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get the Moog Sound!

Minimoog Model D – Vintage – 1979 – Famous Sounds

Andy Whitmore
Greystoke Studio"

Nice keys sound with Sequential Trigon-6 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Soundtower Sequential Trigon-6 editor when recording the material -

No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound."

Sequential Pro 3 - Preciptation

video upload by Frank Neumann

"This track made the 4th place of the one-synth only challenge on the synth forum!

The aim of the game was to make a complete track with one mono synth using only 9 track in your DAW, every sound was made with the Pro3 from Sequential..."

Pittsburg Taiga Is A Colorful Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer!

video upload by Patchwerks

"Music producers, get ready! Today we're checking out the all-new semi-modular Pittsburg Taiga synthesizer. It's a complete, modern, modular machine that can take you beyond the boundaries of a traditional analog synth. The Taiga comes equipped with three huge analog oscillators, the famous Pittsburg Filter, and the Dynamics Controller - giving you the power to create sounds that you'd expect from a regular monosynth, plus a whole range of new sonic textures and capabilities. Get ready to explore your sonic potential with the Pittsburg Taiga!

Get the Taiga here: Video by: Matthew Piecora, Steven Ly"

Brownie on Organelle S with Electric Guitar

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"This charming Harmonic Vibrato emulation was made by Organelle user twang69. The vintage sound of Fender Amplifiers is now on the Organelle! Two knob controls and a bypass option: getting your tremolo on has never been easier.
Download this patch here:"

wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert

video upload by wellenvorm

Featuring the Trautonium, Haken Continuum, and Radikal Technologies Accellerator.

"wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert
St. Markuskirche Chemnitz, 15.06.2019

Der Versteinerte Wald, ein weltweit bekanntes
und bestauntes Naturdenkmal in Chemnitz.
In zweijähriger Arbeit entstand das Album 'Petrified Forest',
meine Hymne an das steinerne Weltwunder.

Im Januar 2017 wurde das Album erstmaligvor den Versteinerten Bäumen in Chemnitzlive aufgeführt.

Es folgten Konzerte in der St.Laurentius Kirche Leipzig,
in der Nazarethkirche in München und im Planetarium Münster.

An weiteren außergewöhnlichen Orten wurde "Petrified Forest" aufwändig inszeniert, im Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte in Halle (Saale),
in der Maschinenhalle der Zeche Westfalen
und im Völkerschlachtdenkmal zu Leipzig.

Mit dem Abschlusskonzert in der St.Markuskirche Chemnitz,
schließt sich für mich der Kreis.

Die Petrified Forest Tour endet in meiner Heimatstadt.

- In der Stadt der Versteinerten Bäume -"


"wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert
St. Markuskirche Chemnitz, 15.06.2019

The Petrified Forest, a world-famous
and admired Natural monument in Chemnitz.
The album 'Petrified Forest' was created in two years of work,
my hymn to the stone wonder of the world.

In January 2017 the album was performed live for the first time in front of the Petrified Trees in Chemnitz.

Concerts followed in the St. Laurentius Church in Leipzig,
in the Nazareth Church in Munich and in the Planetarium in Münster.

"Petrified Forest" was elaborately staged at other unusual locations, in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle (Saale),
in the machine hall of the Westfalen colliery
and in the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig.

With the final concert in the St. Mark's Church in Chemnitz,
the circle closes for me.

The Petrified Forest Tour ends in my hometown.

- In the city of Petrified Trees e-"

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Talk with Richard and Michael

Fourth video added to the announcement post here.

1 More Hour of Buchla Style Modular Synthesizer & Vocals from GSG Presents: SYNTHON: JAMURAMIUM II:

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"For this performance we used our Buchla style Modular Synthesizer, Nord Modular G1, Tascam Porta02 mkii, tape loop, Elektron Octatrack mkii, Koma Elektronik Field Kit, Boss RE-20 Space Echo Pedal x2, Pigtronix Infinity Looper, Shure Beta 87C, and more.

This Jamuramium II festival was packed with talented streamers. We had a blast listening as well as participating. Watch and listen as we traverse through the cosmos, exploring different space conditions, planetary systems and beyond through cosmic tape music. The Golden Shrimp Guild is our streaming posse. Everyone involved is a class act. Check out the Golden Shrimp Guild and all of the associated streamers if you want to treat yourself.

Modular Synth, folktronica, chillouthouse, modular performance, tape, Nord, Buchla, synthon, GSG"

Bastl Discontinues the Dude

video upload by Bastl Instruments

And teases a new stereo mixer, the Bestie?

The Spring 2023 Update for the Nonlinear Labs C15

video upload by Nonlinear Labs

"In this video Tim Sund shows the new features coming along with the Spring 2023 Update for the Nonlinear Labs C15. More information on:

About the Spring 2023 Update:

As another step in the evolution of the C15 we have just released our third major firmware update. It greatly expands the sound design capabilities of the instrument and improves its user interface.

You can now modulate almost all parameters using the Macro Controls (185 instead of 95 possible modulation targets), and we have extended the ranges of 17 parameters.

There is now the possibility to bypass the Feedback Mix Gate and to control the decay times of Envelope C by velocity.

With the new Loop function of Envelope C it can behave like a polyphonic LFO, that is synced to the key and can be influenced by velocity and key trackings.

Single sounds can now also use a second effect group (in total 10 effects) and both effect groups can now be operated in parallel as well as in serial mode.

It is possible to pan Parts and effects groups and route them separately to the left and right audio output.

For Split sounds, the feedback routing has been extended, so that the output signal from one Part can be an input signal for the other Part.

The Preset Search function in the graphical user interface has been completely redesigned to display all search results in a single list. Search and sorting criterias have been extended. Thus, the new search window combines many preset functions in a convenient way.

And as a usability improvement of the hardware, the two physical ribbons can now be switched between two pairs of virtual ribbons, giving fast access to up to four Macro Controls."

Introducing The Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Paraphonic Synthesizer

video uploads by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers (click for additional posts)

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga: A Deeper Dive

Another Michael's One Minute Synthesis Minute

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Talk with Richard and Michael

Additional user videos further below.

Taiga - Paraphonic Modular Synthesizer
New desktop synth from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers packs a powerful punch with 3 oscillators, wave folders, innovative vactrol-less dynamics, and more!

January 31st, 2023 - Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers today announced Taiga, a 3-oscillator paraphonic synthesizer.

Taiga is a powerful, complete, modern, and modular instrument that's a tour de force of the Pennsylvania based analog synth R&D team's recent inventions. Taiga wraps these new tools into a surprisingly accessible package that provides a massive pallet of 100% analog sounds to its users.

Taiga’s sound can be attributed to three uniquely Pittsburgh innovations. A trio of huge analog oscillators, the unmistakably smooth sound of the Pittsburgh Filter, and the warmth + punch of the unique Dynamics Controller. These enable you to not only create sounds that would be traditionally expected from an analog synthesizer but also to explore new sonic textures and performance possibilities.

Taiga oscillators
Waveforms generated by the three Taiga oscillators stretch beyond the basic geometric shapes and sounds associated with analog synthesis. Taiga waveforms pass through up to three proprietary, cascading waveshapers designed to precisely manipulate their symmetry and harmonic content. In addition, each oscillator includes a robust six-stage wave folder to add even more complexity and depth to the diverse sonic palate of Taiga.

The 'Pittsburgh Filter'
The Pittsburgh filter has defined the sound of Pittsburgh Modular from the moment it was introduced. A signature gummy and relaxed sound with no dead spots that has been tweaked to perfection. It offers a warm, smooth sweep through the full frequency range and a sweet resonance that does not roll off the low end. This generation of the Pittsburgh filter is specifically designed to ensure a remarkable interplay with Taiga’s oscillators.

Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller
Pittsburgh's new Dynamics technology imparts Taiga with a uniquely organic depth and presence. By simultaneously managing both amplitude and harmonic content, the Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller expands beyond the one-dimensional VCA found in other synthesizers. It does this by utilizing new advancements from traditional low pass gates to add additional definition and dimension to the voice of Taiga.

When used in low pass gate mode, sounds shed harmonic content and become warmer as they decrease in volume. This mimics how sound waves react to their environment. Because of this connection, the Taiga sounds more natural or complex compared to other instruments.

Echos, Mixer, MIDI, and much more
Pulling no punches in rounding out Taiga’s capabilities, Pittsburgh has included MIDI to CV conversion, mixer, preamp with soft clipping overdrive limiter circuit, analog bucket brigade delay, dual envelope generators, digital multi-modulation tool, LFO, noise generator, clock-synced arpeggiator, and an internal clock with tap tempo (can be externally synced too). You can use Taiga without patching or dive into its 60 patch points to use its components as separate modules with external devices or reroute its internal patching. The creative possibilities abound!

TAIGA Review // What if Bob Moog & Don Buchla collaborated on a synth in the 70s? // Tutorial

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:50 Overview
5:10 Oscillators
10:05 Sync
11:10 Glide
11:30 3 more LFOs
12:20 Mixer
13:00 Preamp
14:20 Mix/Split
15:00 Filter
18:30 Dynamics
21:55 Delay
22:45 Modulation
23:30 Ctrl module
23:55 Arp
25:25 Sequencer
25:45 Vel modes
27:40 CC modes
28:00 S&H
28:30 Pros & cons
31:40 Outro

Pittsburgh Modular TAIGA synthesizer REVIEW // 3 things I LOVE & 1 thing I DISLIKE
video upload by BoBeats

00:00 What is the Taiga?
03:36 Part 1: OSCILLATORS explained
13:56 Design, Mixer, Preamp & a few other things
16:02 Part 2: FILTER module explained
21:05 Part 3: i don't like this...
25:15 A few more functions worth mentioning
26:35 Part 4: DYNAMICS module explained
30:47 Final Verdict: is it worth buying?

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Review

video upload by

Intro - 0:00
Getting close up - 8:17 (this is longer than I thought, sorry)
Oscillators - 13:28
FM - 14:39
Waveforms - 15:20
Wave folding - 17:16
Tuning - detuning - 19:36
Make a bassline - 21:24
The Filter - 24:29
Dynamics - 27:22
Dynamics - VCA Mode - 27:43
Dynamics - LPG Mode - 28:31
Dynamics - LPG Mode + Pluck - 34:04
Summary so far - 35:58
Digital Control Section - ARP and stuff - 38:02
MIDI Vs Eurorack - 41:33
Sync - 46:19
Oscillator chords - 46:59
Preamp - 47:37
Separate oscillator sequencing - 48:54
2-note polyphony in Paraphonic Mode - 51:15
Conclusions - 53:02

AI Synthesis Releases AI106 West Coast Eurorack Mixer

video upload by AI Synthesis

AI106 DIY West Coast Eurorack Mixer Build Guide Video

Portland, OR, USA January 31, 2023 – AI Synthesis has released the AI106 West Coast Mixer in both a built and guaranteed version, as well as in kit and PCB/Panel format.

The AI106 West Coast Mixer is a discreet mixer using no ICs. As gain increases harmonics and analog warmth are added. The AI106 takes inspiration from the mixers in 1960s West Coast Modular systems, but updates it for eurorack and allows for user customization of the circuit. New, Old, and mismatched NPN transistors can be substituted to change the character of the mixer.True to original spirit, the output is inverted.

It comes in both Silver Aluminum versions and Black PCB FR4 versions.
Depth: 22mm
HP: 6
-V mA: 0
+V mA: 12mA

“In the year 2000, I was in college and obsessed with modular synths, but could barely afford to eat. I knew it was possible to build your own synth, but there wasn’t anyone, or anywhere to turn to for advice. In the past decade, much more information has been published online, and in 2013 I started down my path to DIY modular. Even with all of the information online, there still lacked a single, simple, comprehensive guide for those looking to build their own synthesizer. I want AI Synthesis to be that guide. Prior to building my own synth, I was a dreamer, after building my modular, I felt I had awoken. I want to help others do the same.”
-Abraham Ingle
Founder, AI Synthesis

In addition to providing step by step build instructions, schematics, and circuit explanations, the site also includes a guide for getting started in modular synthesis, and a series of DIY Guides, with information regarding how Resistors actually work, and how to integrate a $26 scope into your Eurorack system.

Break Box : Nü-Metal in a Pedal from Rainger FX

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Let's BREAK down @raingerfx's latest effect pedal the Break Box!
Wes is calling this 'nu-metal in a pedal' so what's all the fuss about? The Break Box is an inventive distortion and chorus with a DJ-style scratch effect!

It has to be heard to be believed!

Grab a Break Box:
Read more on our blog:"

Jamuary #5 (drum machine, steel tongue drum, & soft synth) | Improv 2023

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"It's the final video in my 2023 Jamuary series. I said I was going to publish a new jam every Tuesday in January and I did just that. This week's jam includes KORG Volca Beats (drum machine), Idiopan Lunabell (steel tongue drum), and Alchemy soft synth (controlled by M-Audio Oxygen25). Jamuary is always so much fun!"

New Loops releases “Kult Leader” - 100 Presets for Dawesome Kult with 30% Off Intro Offer

video uploads by New Loops

New Loops has announced the release of Kult Leader - 100 new presets for Dawesome Kult with 30% off intro offer.

Here's what they say:

New Loops presents 'Kult Leader'—100 new presets for Dawesome Kult. This is the universal Kult sound bank, featuring a wide selection of usable presets that will fit into many styles of music. We've stayed away from experimental and obscure sounds to focus on more solid "bread and butter" presets that will work in real music. You'll find huge, expansive pads and drones; beautiful synth keys; organic strings; cutting leads; modern basses; inspiring arpeggios and sequences; and more.

Intro Price: £17.49 until February 28th, 2023 (Reg. £24.99). You can also get an extra 15% off orders over £49 at (where free demo packs are also available).

Novation Nova - Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

"Sound Sources per Voice
3 Oscillators, 2 Ring Modulators and a Noise Generator. Up to 6 Oscillators can be generated with no loss in polyphony when the special Double Saw waveform is used.

Modulation Matrix : 130 possible routings.

Filter: 12, 18 and 24 dB per octave Resonant filter configurable in Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes, plus 9 Dual/Split filter types with modulable frequency separation. All filters also feature an overdrive control, while Filter Bypass mode allows noise to be filtered independently – ideal for the creation of drum sounds.

LFO 2 LFOs capable of oscillating at Audio rates.

Effects Distortion, Comb Filter, EQ, Reverb, Chorus/Flanger/Phaser/Rotary Speaker, Delay and Panning effects for each Program.

Vocoder 40 Band Vocoder that can run simultaneously with the Full Synth Engine (no reduction of polyphony etc).

OUT: 6 assignable polyphonic outputs with 128 x Oversampling Delta Sigma DACs for each output. Stereo effects can be routed through a single channel without compromising quality, releasing more outputs.

INPUT 2 Audio Inputs. Signals can be routed through the Synth Engine (Filters), Effects or both. 20 bit ADCs. Input Sensitivity Selectable between Microphone, Guitar, - 10dB and +4dB Levels. Metering PPM Metering with Variable Trim & 40 Band Spectrum Analyser on the Display.

MEMORY: 256 Programs in 2 banks. + 128 Performances.

ARPEGGIATOR: Built in Arpeggiator , up to 6 Arpeggiators are available simultaneously in Performance mode."

Analogue Systems Modular System SN 4216

via this auction

"Full Analogue Systems RS-10 rack, featuring the RS-240 Frequency Shifter, two RS-95e Oscillators, the RS- 100s Low Pass Filter, the RS-60 Envelope Generator, and the RS-35 External Processor. The case is the Analog Systems RS-10 case.

I am the original owner, and everything is in perfect working order, except for the RS-35, which I think is having a problem. It's putting out a low level. Of course, the lion's share of the price is for the frequency shifter. Still works like a dream. I love it."

Vintage Moog Keyboard Satelite Synthesizer Model 5330 w/Case SN 2190309

via this auction

"Vintage Moog Keyboard Satelite Synthesizer Model 5330 w/Case Serial #2190309. This keyboard came from an estate."

EML Electrocomp Sequencer 400

via this auction

Original EML Electrocomp 101 Analog Synthesizer Manual

via this auction

Different cover than this one.

"Original manual for a EML Electrocomp 101 analog synthesizer. It’s in decent shape. Pages start at 5 so don’t know if it’s missing pages or not. There’s a lot of pages in this. Almost a half inch thick."


video upload by Alba Ecstasy

"64 AMBIENT PATCHES for Arturia MICROFREAK 👉 Part 1 contains the demo of the first 32 patches.
64 NEW #ambient #patches for Arturia #MicroFreak.
All the patches have free royalty sequences, and most of them functions on the aftertouch so use it when playing the sounds!
64 presets containing pads, leads, percussions, pianos, bells & pluck type sounds, swirls, bass, leads, arps and sequences, crazy FXs!"

Vermona Perfourmer mk2 - FIRST CONTACT

video upload by Makis Zeg

"The drums is from deluge"


video upload by noystoise


The NT05 is a "LoFi RhythmBox"

It consists of;

-Two voices; "Sine" and "Noise"

-Two 128 step pattern banks

-Eight selectable rhythms

-Two "Pad" envelopes

-One LFO


The Sine voice has a VCA knob, Distortion knob, and Pitch knob. The Distortion knob effects the waveshape of the oscillator. At the low end, the waveshape is triangular. Midway it is Sine, and at full, the oscillator is squarewave. The Sine VCA knob sets the offset of the VCA, and can be used as a volume mix knob when other modulation inputs are not in use. The Sine VCA can be modulated by any combination of the LFO, Pad EG2, and the Sine Pattern bank EG. The Sine Pitch knob sets the offset of the Sine VCO, and can be used as a pitch control when the VCO is not being modulated. The Sine Pitch can also be modulated by any combination of the LFO, Pad EG2, and Sine Pattern bank EG, however, the LFO and EG2 can only modulate one or the other; VCA or Pitch. Likewise, Pad EG2 can only modulate one or the other; VCA or Pitch. When Pad EG2 is set to Pitch, the Pitch knob sets the depth of the envelope. The Sine Pattern EG is triggered by the Sine Pattern bank. The envelope modulates the Sine VCA, and can also modulate the Pitch. The Bend knob sets the depth at which the envelope modulated the Pitch. The decay of the envelope is controlled with the Decay knob. The decay can be modulated by the LFO via the Sine Decay Mod switch, however the decay has to be set longer, as the LFO can only shorten the decay time of the envelope.

The Noise voice has all of the same VCA, Pitch, and modulation features as the Sine voice minus the distortion knob. The Noise voice is derived from a "LFSR" type pseudo-random-noise generator. The pattern length of the LFSR can be set to one of eight lengths. The shorter lengths are more harmonic, while the longer lengths sound noisier. When the LFSR Select switch is pressed down, the touch pads can be used to select the desired LFSR pattern length. A number below each touch pad represents the corresponding pattern length.


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another go with this amazingly entertaining device from the golden era of Italian synthesizer production. The Solton Programmer 24 is a programmable auto-accompaniment unit with 12-bit drum samples and analog and digital hybrid synth and string sounds."

Monday, January 30, 2023

Run Like Hell by MSTRBLSTR

New release from supporting member, ILL ACID RECORDS

"MSTRBLSTR's 'Run Like Hell' is a throbbing dystopian retro-futuristic acid house for the dance floor.


Fans of Acid House can hear more at the Acid House Underground playlist [Spotify]."

Twenty synth pioneers, three signatures: one historic calendar

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Get your calendar here

"Synth icons Dave Rossum, Roger Linn, and Tom Oberheim have all signed select copies of our "Synth Pioneers" 2022-2023 18-month calendar!

Our epic Synthesizer Pioneers 18-month calendar honors 20 innovators from over the past 60 years, and keeps time through June 2023.

It's the first calendar celebrating the achievements of synthesizer pioneers from all over the world. Each one of these iconic creators is mentioned in our calendar:
Harry Olson
Herbert Belar
Raymond Scott
Harald Bode
Bob Moog
Don Buchla
Peter Zinovieff (EMS)
Alan R. Pearlman (ARP)
Ikutaro Kakahashi (Roland)
Felix Visser (Synton)
Fumio Mieda (KORG)
Dave Smith
Wolfgang Palm (PPG)
Kim Ryrie and Peter Vogel (Fairlight)
Ray Kurzweil
Makoto Fukuda (Casio)

Many of the pioneers contributed photos (some of which are suitable for framing) from their private archives for this collector's item. Also included are dates of historic importance from the timeline of synthesis, many of them provided by the pioneers themselves.

As of publication, there are
just 14 signed copies left.

Tom Oberheim signs a Synth Pioneers calendar at NAMM 2022

All sale proceeds from Synth Pioneers
benefit our work!

Roland JD800 New sound bank "Discovery" 64 patchs

video upload by Pulsophonic

"New sound bank for Roland JD-800. No extra effect.
64 presets of pads and keys."

Beginner-Friendly Pad Patch with Surge in VCV 2

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

Hungry for more videos? Have a look here -
Buy me a coffee? -
Consider joining our community on Patreon and Discord -

Here is the patch together with the selection file you can load into your patches -

00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - First VCO
01:42 - Level control
02:20 - Envelope to control amplitude
02:54 - Midi
03:17 - Gate and envelope
06:11 - Pitch variation
06:51 - Filter
08:44 - Polyphony
09:31 - Movement to filter
11:17 - Second VCO and noise
12:59 - LFOs
17:10 - Polyphonic modulation
18:13 - LFO x EG
19:26 - LFO rate modulation
21:18 - Reverb"

00- The Arturia MiniFreak- Multi-track musical performance

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of some of the timbral possibilities of the Arturia MiniFreak in the form of the creation of the musical theme for my demonstration videos of the sound and functionality. All instrumental sounds were created with the Arturia MiniFreak with the exception of drums, which were built out of GarageBand loop fragments. This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Oberheim OB-X8 Votre Dame vbr RK - (Personal Patch)

video upload by Default Corporation

"Hi, here an organ patch (sorry i'm not an organ player)
No external fx or processing.
OB-X8 only."

Sounds of the Chroma Expanders

video upload by The Pernickety Polymath

"Randel demonstrates some intriguing sounds from a pair of Rhodes Chroma Expanders."

Somewhere Over The Rainbow on Solo Continuum

video upload by JOSH MADOFF

"Headphones/Speakers recommended (Super Dynamic Sound)"

"I really wanted to explore what is possible when treating the amazing Haken Contiuum as a solo instrument. The range of dynamics and expression it is capable of is unbelievable.

In this performance, I demonstrate several techniques that are only possible to play on a Continuum. I find it especially inspiring when I find harmonies that normally only work when they are spread across an entire orchestra, yet they work beautifully on the Continuum.

There is no other solo instrument on earth that can achieve many of these sounds!

Headphones or speakers are highly recommended. The dynamics and frequency range of this performance are way too broad and detailed for a cellphone.

For more info on the Haken Continuum:

Hear/see my work:"

TRS80 CoCo Controlling 5U Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Danniielle OConnor

Short but pretty cool.

"This is a quick test of a new step sequencer program I wrote for the TRS80 CoCo 1. Audio from the six bit output of the CoCo is fed into the Second Sound UniSyn audio to synth converter. The UniSyn control voltage and gate outputs then trigger the modular.
I have added external sync input to this version of the sequencer program and am using the joystick fire button to test that function."

#jamuary2023 with another batch of CMOS oscillators Hooked into the #microbitorchestra

video upload by Captain Credible

how to make black panel from blank

video upload by Meska

"Making a black panel frome a blank pcb

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.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

NED Synclavier® PSMT Flagship Digital Workstation/Synthesizer Owned by Jam & Lewis

via this auction

"This flagship studio system was originally custom built for Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for installation at the infamous Flyte Tyme recording studios in Minneapolis. It has a rich history of making hits including including being featured extensively on recordings by Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, Human League and many other hit makers from that era. When Flyte Tyme closed, the current owner purchased the system and relocated to Nashville. Expert Synclavier technician Steve Hills was flown in from Synclavier Europe to completely go through and refurbish the system including updating software and expanding the already massive sound library.

The system has been an operation in Nashville ever since with tech support being provided by Synclavier Europe/500 Sound. This is one of the most powerful Synclaviers ever built by NED. Only two in this category were produced. The other was for world renowned producer Trevor Horn.

This is a very deep and complex system. Like many synths from the 1980s, this is still a very powerful and viable tool for music production, post and sound design. This is the undisputed CHAMP of FM synthesizers, and a sound designer's dream. The surface has yet to be scratched with this monster synthesizer/workstation. The massive sound library included is worth the price of admission alone. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions.

Original price tag when new was over $500,000. We strongly encourage pickup here in Nashville, otherwise buyerwill be responsible for freight. We will help facilitate freight service via a reputable music industry courier like Rock-It, etc.


Synclavier PSMT
Fully loaded memory
Fully loaded 32 sample voices
Fully loaded 16 FM voices with composite FM out
Full 32 channels of Direct to Disk (16 panable)
16 Winchester barracuda drives for DTD in custom separate NED blue flight cases
Midi option 8x8
Lock to SMPTE (frame accurate to 100,000/sec
Lock to pulse
CV in
32 XLR out output matrix for PSMT tower
32 channel custom ELCO to Male XLR output breakout snake for Direct To Disk System
Sample to memory option
Original NED Drives
Additional Winchester with huge custom library
New mains power supplies NOS
Full original NED blue flight cases for entire system
Original Pericom Terminal with op manual
Additional Apple 2 with NED start up NED custom start up for easy one key boot
VPK control software
Original refurbished VPK near mint condition
New VPK ribbon cable by Synclavier Europe
Additional ultra rare VPK remote with new ribbon extension cable by Synclavier Europe
Additional ultra rare DTD digital meter bridge
Original “R2-D2” custom 9600 style NED roll around dolly/terminal stand for Apple computer w computer rack and custom keyboard/trackball
All Original NED operation manuals"

1976 Custom EML Prototype Synth?

via this auction

This has popped up twice before, once in 2007, and once in 2015. Both posts have some additional info.

Update: It's worth noting back in the day you could hire EML to build out custom designs. Check out the monster Mattson EML system and The Performance Music Systems Syntar from Mattson in previous posts here. Also see Carbon111's Syntar page.

From the current listing:

"This is a 'Modular' unit, similar to the EML 100/101 but doesn't have a pre-patched Signal Flow.

I've never seen any other - if you have any information about this item, please contact me.

It offers:

* Noise Generator

* 2 VCOs with Pulsewidth / Waveshape controls
* a 3 input Mixer
* the classic EML Multimode Filter
* Spring Reverb

* External Input


* S&H/Sampler LFO

* LFO with 2 outputs

* Envelope Generator which can be triggered by the Keyboard of the Sampler

* Glide


It is fully working and really offers the classic EML sound (I do have a EML 101 to compare) ."

Synton KBM35 Keyboard Controller

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This appears to be the first one featured on the site.

Note the touch plate controller as found on the Synton Syrinx.

Music And More Warp 9 Owner's Manual

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

Kawai SX-210 61-Key Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The SX-210 uses DCOs (1 per voice) with traditional analog VCF (filter) and VCA envelope generators. It features 8-voice polyphony, a 4-voice mode using 2 DCO per voice, and a monophonic unison lead mode (8 stacked oscillators!!). Program changes are entered using a global "Increment" wheel sort of like those used on the Roland Alpha Juno series. Fortunately its implementation is much better on the SX-210 - just hit a parameter switch and adjust the dial to the desired value or effect. The downside is there are only 32 memory patches. The oscillator section offers 3 waveforms, a sub-osc and PWM control plus a noise generator. The low pass VCF (filter) has its own ADSR envelope generator. There's also a high pass filter. The LFO can modulate both DCO, VCF and VCA, all at the same time! It is also one of the only synths to feature both glissando and portamento. A pretty rare machine for only few thousands made."

Crumar Orchestrator

via this auction

"Italian made Vintage 70s Crumar Orchestrator String Machine / Polyphonic Synthesizer. It’s in good condition with normal wear. It was recently professionally deep cleaned internally and externally and serviced. I think you will be surprised by how incredible this keyboard plays and sounds in person.

One of the richest and lushest sounding 70s string machines ever made in part to its officially licensed Moog Filter on its brass section. It can sound very very similar to the legendary Arp / Eminent Solina and even Arp Omni (Joy Division Synth) but has more tricks up its sleeves.

The Crumar Orchestrator is one of Jonny Greenwood's favorite keyboards and it's been used on a ton of Radiohead songs both in the studio and live. It’s been used by a bunch of other artists as well to this day due to its warm and immediately nostalgic sounds.

Everything works perfectly except the top octave of black keys. They work perfectly for the Violin, Cello and Brass sounds (the best sounds) but currently don't trigger the Piano and Clavich sounds on keys F#4, G#4, A#5, C#5 and D#5. All of the white keys up there work as they should. All of the other keys work as they should. It doesn't come with the lid. "

6 ways you can use the Hors D'Oeuvre by Fairfield Circuitry w/ Synthesizers & Drum Machines

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
01:47 The input color w/ MC-202
03:00 Why did I bought this pedal? w/ Snazzy FX Wow & Flutter
06:02 Adding stuff in the feedback loop w/ Special Cranker
09:05 Feedback is your friend
13:00 Parallel distortion on Drum Machine w/ Kulk Grizzly & System80 880
15:17 Feedback as ducking drone bass
17:18 Turn Chorus into Flanger w/ Polyend Tracker SE & Bass DC-2w
19:31 Same thing with wavetable synth sounds
22:06 The noisy pedal band improvisation
24:41 Home made Space Echo part.1 w/ Moog MF-101, TC Echobrain & Light Pedal
29:42 Home made Space Echo part.1 aka signal flow matter
32:00 Some other uses for your Hors D'Oeuvre
33:00 Why I love this thing and end talk

Drones With Volca Drums???

video upload by Perplex On

"#jamuary2023 day 29: After taking the drone route yesterday with the Dreadbox Typhon, i thought i could try to push the #volcadrum into similar territory. This uses some external fx obviously, using mainly #velvetmachine reverb, but the source material is purely the Volca Drum. This technique is inspired by @oscillatorsink glorious drone jams and is even using his online patch editor for the Volca Drum to create the sounds."

Circuit Bent Casio MT-55 SMMP - Example Song

video upload by SMMP

"Little piece of music made recording 4 tracks with the Casio MT-55: drums, bass, pads, lead.

My SHOP on"

A Journey into Taiga

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Our adventure with Taiga begins on Jan 31st 2023."

Fragments Vol 1 - Patches 33 to 64 (of 64) - Arturia MiniFreak (You are hearing Minifreak V)

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Now -

What a great little Synth this is, which packs quite a Punch! I bought initially for Live use, however after designing a few Sounds, I thought I'd do a little Bank for it of 64 Patches, here are the final 32.

Fragments Vol 1 contains 64 new Patches for both the Hardware and the Software Plug-In. In the Demo the Audio is coming from the Plug-In, not the Hardware, though there really is very little difference, if any.

There are Motion Pad's & Dynamic Strings, Thunderous Bass & Cutting Leads, Vintage Polys and Keys, creative Arps & FX,plus a whole lot more. I didn't do any Sequences, they're left blank for your own Phrases :)"

Build an epic dreamy soundtrack with Yamaha TX816 and Roland Jupiter-8

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Yamaha TX816 FM module paired with a Roland Jupiter-8 in random arpeggio mode was a perfect match for my track "Dreams" as a title track for my new album, of the same name.
With 8 DX7 cards, the TX816 is a monster when it comes to stacking up FM sounds.

Support this channel on Patreon:

Find my music here:
iTunes Apple music:
Google Play:"

EREBUS Reissue by Dreadbox / Dark Sequence

video upload by Dreadbox

"Orestes builds a Dark Sequence on the Erebus Reissue synthesizer.

- All Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Faithful Reproduction of the Erebus V1

- 2 Oscillators with 2 Waveforms each
Separate Glide controls and Hard Sync function

- 2-pole Low Pass pre-fed Filter

- 1 ADSR envelope and a AR Amp Envelope, snappier than the V1


- Lo-Fi Delay effect

- Wide Range LFO

- 15 patch points for an astonishing and spectacular modular experience

- Compact, USB powered, Eurorack Format (42HP)"

Sequence sound with Access Virus TI (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Aura Plugins Access Virus Editor and Librarian when recording the material -

No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound."

Kurzweil K2700 DCO Madness Demo

video upload by Barb

"Hi and welcome to this Kurzweil K2700 set.
This video shows the different models that allow users to build sounds easily. The first is based on a Juno classic DCO, then it has been expanded with other options like hard sync, phase, sample and sample playback to names a few...

It's called 'DCO Madness' and you have all infos about this product here :"

"95 programs, 5 templates and 16 Multis
Based on 3 different synth models. All included.

For the Kurzweil K2700 with the latest OS."

Casio CZ-101 from 1985

video upload by Bata

"Just playing a few of the presets that come loaded in the Casio CZ-101. It's a great little synth and if you like the sound consider checking out Arturia's CZ-V."

WHEN / eurorack jam / 1010music BITBOX Micro / Nerdseq MIDI

video upload by BRiES

"Having to use the midi output on the Nerdseq expander to get those poly multisamples to work on Bitbox is something I didn't plan on doing, but it does work really well."

ARP 2600M quick jam

video upload by HanzVolt

"just a simple quick jam as I'm getting to know the Arp..."

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Ambient Synth Improvisation VI (Moog Subsequent 37, Sequential OB-6, MicroKorg XL, Nord Electro 6D)

video upload by Jhonny Kotock

" #analogsynth #moog #sequential
#analogsynth #moog #sequential #oberheim #korg #nord #synthesizer #subsequent37 #ob6 #microkorg #synthjam #ambientmusic #jhonnykotock #synthdemo #psychedelicmusic #synthétiseur #électronique #music"



Synthstrom Deluge - FM Jam

video upload by Easy Tiger

"I was playing around with the deluge's FM synth for a bit and it turned into this retro thing. All synth sounds are using the synths FM mode, drums are samples."

Synthesis Technology e350 Morphing Terrarium w/ MTX Expander

via this auction

"There are two modules included in this sale, the e350 Morphing Terrarium + MTX Expander. The MTX is an expander module for the E350 made by Manhattan Analog and its primary purpose is to provide two switches which allow you to access the "hidden" modes of the E350. They are in excellent condition and have been well taken care of in my 100% smoke free home studio. The MTX is passive and the e350 comes with the eurorack power cable."

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak & Drumtraks User Manuals & Warranty Cards

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Six-Trak; has unfilled warranty card included. A few of the pages in the back of blank patch or preset sheets and loose. There is some lose paper on the spine, I haven't repaired this, but this will be packed very carefully so it doesn't get worse.
Sequential Circuits Drum-Traks - Full colour four panel, ie one A3 sheet folded"

Note this is supporting member, Loscha's listing.

Casio CZ-101 CZ-1000 SZ-1 User Manuals w/ CZ Sound Data Book for 101/1000

via this auction

Note this is supporting member, Loscha's listing.

Casio CZ-1000 (CZ-101) Operation/User manual, English and Spanish.
Casio CZ Digital Synthesizer Sound Data Book - 48 sounds for you to experiment and learn from. Has original MIDI spec stapled into the back cover
Casio SZ-1 Digital Multi-Track Sequencer. Operation/User English and Spanish. - Has MIDI implementation chart (a single page) included
Casio SZ-1 Digital Multi-Track Sequencer. European Manual. German, French, Italian, Dutch - Has MIDI implementation chart (a single page) included"

Roland GR-300 GR300 Guitar Synth User Manual

via this auction

"Has the information and patch examples you'd expect."

Note this is supporting member, Loscha's listing.

Triadex Muse Synthesizer Instruction Manual

via this auction

Vintage 1970, 19 page Triadex Muse user manual.

Vermona ’14 Synthesizer SN 212/222

via this auction

"Purchased new a few months ago, it's brilliant but surprise root canals are expensive as it turns out.

#212 of 222, comes with original box, manual, cover, I think there's a microfiber wiping cloth in the sealed bag, unused foot pedal and IEC power cable."

Arturia Minifreak - "Synth Warp" Soundset 65 Presets

video upload by LFOstore


The new Synth Warp sound library for your new friend will add a new palette of sounds to this wonderful synthesizer. Compatible with both versions of Minifreak and VST Standalone equipment.Dynamic and abstract sequences and arpeggios tied to a synchronized delay, landscape textures and classic pads, Atmosphere,Soundtrack flavored with great effects.

65 presets with Type:

Evolving Pad
Melodic Sequence
Rhytmic Sequence
Ambient SFX

The demo tune was recorded in real time and does not contain external effects or any processing, the first 2 minutes is a mix of 4 patches, then single programs.

Made by Alexander Kav."

Oberheim OB-X8 - What a sound !!!

video upload by SMV Producer

"Just messing around with my OB X8. WHAT A SOUND!! The OB is going with a bit of chorus and delay.

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium, Prophet 5/10 and Moog One available for purchase at:


'Sound Bites' - Sequential Prophet 5 Rev4 Desktop polyphonic analogue synth

video upload by DreamsOfWires

"Some sounds from the @SequentialLLC Circuits Prophet 5 Rev4, all sound patches are my own which I made from scratch, and no I don't share/sell presets. More P5 vids in the future.
The Prophet 5 was one of a couple of synths I wanted for more than 20 years, but it was always out of my reach financially. I'm glad Dave Smith decided to re-release it, along with a module version, both for much less than the cost of an original/vintage example nowadays. Nice to have the synth used by so many artists I've enjoyed over the years, John Carpenter, Skinny Puppy, Kraftwerk, Numan, Depeche Mode, Japan and so many other synth pop acts from my youth.
Accompanying footage is from a tour I did of the USA in 2017 whilst playing guitar for a band - I started making videos here covering the stretches chronologically, but never finished them, so here's some more of the last leg of the journey... and perhaps more to come.
My music is available here:"

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

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