MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Roland TR-909 & Din Sync RE-909 Editor

via DDV

"This is the app we've all been waiting 40 years for! With this librarian you can avoid the hassles of trying to get Tape Load/Save working on the finicky 909, and still backup, restore and move banks around on your 909 over MIDI!"

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE "OXYGENE LIVE project" - parts 3 and 4 of the full setup.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Hybrid Techno Set (Hardware Jams Festival 2023)

video upload by Electronisounds Audio


The new version of the Synth Avenger v2 by Vengeance is here and it's a beauty!

video upload by Chris Sneider

"VPS Avenger version 2.0"

See: Crazy Vintage Synth Tour At Vengeance Sound

Oberheim Begins Shipping OB-X8 Analog Synth Desktop Module

Follow-up to this post. Larger pics & the official press release follows:

San Francisco, CA – June 9, 2023 – Oberheim is now shipping the OB-X8 desktop module. For the first time ever, all the sonic power of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 has been condensed into a footprint that is compact enough for studios of any size, and convenient enough to take out on the road.

Following the extraordinarily successful release of the award-winning OB-X8 keyboard in 2022, the desktop module version boasts an identical sound engine, featuring an all-analog signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. The top panel maintains the knob-per-function sound designing experience, with immediate access to virtually all the synth’s parameters, allowing easy and precise creation of unique sounds.

Although the paddles and keybed are missing from the module version, the Arpeggiator and Keyboard Split & Double functionality are maintained, so the OB-X8 desktop is ready to go when connected to your favorite controller.

“The OB-X8 desktop module provides a great opportunity for musicians with limited studio space to get into the classic Oberheim sound, heard on so many hit records over the past 45 years”, said Taiho Yamada, Head of Marketing for Oberheim. “And the combination of synthesis features from the original OB-series synths means that new sounds can be created that were not possible until now.”

Oberheim is a legendary American synthesizer company that has created instant-classic instruments, from the iconic SEM to the modern OB-X8. Founded in 1969 by Tom Oberheim, the company earned the respect of the world for producing innovative synthesizers with unparalleled sonic richness and character. Today, Oberheim brings its products to market with the help of the Focusrite organization and renowned synth maker, Sequential.

The OB-X8 eight-voice analog synthesizer desktop module is available now with a US MAP price of $3,499. For more details visit

Vermona Piano Strings / DDR Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer & Electronic Piano

via this auction

"East german string machine from late 70s / early 80s. The instrument has 3 string sounds, 3 keyboard sounds and an embedded Bucket Brigade Device triple chorus with different presets to accomodate for a variety of tones. Instrument was serviced and is in fully working condition. It comes with its original sheet holder and volume pedal (not on pictures). Condition is quite good with only minor wear."

Sounds of Synth // FRONTIER // Make Noise 0-Coast +Sequential PRO 3. Chill-Out / Ambient Synth Jam

video upload by Sounds of Synth

"So I've only just bought the Make Noise 0-Coast Semi-modular synth. I'm loving the sounds you can get out of this seemingly simple box. It really is a thing of inspiration....


No DAW used other than to record in one take and to put a bit of reverb and delay on the 0-Coast."

Pac Systems - Running Reaktor 6 on the PAC BOT 2 Eurorack touchscreen computer module!

video upload by Richard Devine

"Running Reaktor 6 on a touch screen mini computer Eurorack module why not!


5 Things you can create with the Yester Versio simple three-tap delay module

video upload by Noise Engineering

"We're featuring 5 things the Yester Versio simple three-tap delay module can do, and if you find this helpful, let us know in the comments!

0:09 The Basics
1:03 Octave Delays
1:52 Doooooooom
2:42 Pitch Shifter
3:38 Record Scratching

More about Yester Versio:

Yester Versio is the long-awaited answer to the request for a simple delay on the Versio platform. Yester Versio is a three-tap stereo delay designed to be straightforward and easy to control. It’s perfect to help glue together almost any patch, with just enough character to stand out if that’s what you want.

Yester Versio is also part of the Versio DSP platform and can be transformed into a completely different effect by loading a growing number of alternate firmwares, completely free at the Customer Portal. Plus, with open-source support and documentation at LibDaisy, you can write your own firmware. Learn more about the platform at the World of Versio:

Yester Versio comes with controls over panning, delay feedback, and delay time, but we didn’t stop there. The Time control interacts with the Even/Triplet/Dotted switch, allowing for flexible delay syncing. These also work with the Tap button and jack input, making it easy to sync Yester to the rest of your patch and create interesting rhythms.

Use the DJ-style filter to shape your delays. Add flavor with Chorus, a bipolar control that adds a bit of clean pitch shifting or LFO-modulated effects. Turn up Fold for some gentle saturation, then gritty wavefolding, and at the top of the knob, to add in chaotic suboctaves for a bit of doom.

And of course, because it is a Versio, almost everything can be CV controlled.

Yester Versio is the delay you will keep coming back to...back to...back to...

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Exploring and sharing engaging ideas in sound, music, and synthesis
• Eurorack, 5U
• VST3, AU, AAX plugins
• Reason Rack Extensions"

Magerit KAIROS - The master controller - New Release

video upload by Magerit

Not to be confused with the Arcaico Kairos.

"The purpose of KAIROS is to control and direct your Eurorack using waveforms, functions, clock signals, and MIDI-to-CV converters. Do you need a sequence of trigger signals for your drums? Done. How about automating a VCF? Of course. What if you want to do polyphony? It is also possible! Well, but it is necessary... We've got you covered; it's also possible with KAIROS. And since there are 8 independent outputs with 12-bit resolution, there is more control for your Eurorack!"

via Magerit

KAIROS, Greek god of the opportune moment, is a concept that represents a moment when circumstances are suitable for making important decisions or achieving a specific goal. In life, if we choose correctly at the right moment, we can have a positive impact and achieve our goals more effectively. Applying this idea, we present a master controller for Eurorack that allows you to adjust and control all the other modules at the right time to create a unique and coherent sound experience, giving way to creativity and experimentation: KAIROS.

Control your music

The purpose of KAIROS is to control and direct your Eurorack using waveforms, functions, clock signals, and MIDI-to-CV converters. Do you need a sequence of trigger signals for your drums? Done. How about automating a VCF? Of course. What if you want to do polyphony? It is also possible! Well, but it is necessary... We've got you covered; it's also possible with KAIROS. And since there are 8 independent outputs with 12-bit resolution, there is more control for your Eurorack!
Shapes and more shapes

Shapes and more shapes

We have designed several algorithms that allow us to generate almost any wave in a very simple way. Starting from basic shapes such as pulses, sines, triangles, clocks, Bézier curves... we can transform them by applying various modifiers: tilt, phase, delay, smoothing, quantization, offset, and many more. We have even included a crossover mode with various types of mixes.

Time to sequence!

All waves are played rhythmically. KAIROS includes an innovative hybrid step-euclidean sequencer. The best of both sequencers in one, allowing you to do really crazy things. What if we give it one more twist? In each step of the sequence you can even introduce 2, 3 or 4 microsteps, as if they were eighth notes, eighth triplet notes and sixteenth notes. Now we can make really interesting patterns. Ratios, directions... and those are not all the functions it has.

A powerful UI

What stands out the most about this module is its generous circular full-color screen with a resolution of 240x240 pixels. The module interface has been carefully developed to take advantage of the circular design of the display. In this way, the aesthetics are much more pleasant, intuitive and with everything you need at a glance. Forget about having a hundred submenus with a thousand hidden parameters.

A bit more

KAIROS is easily controlled using the two encoders and buttons, but it is also possible to add small automations to the sequencer thanks to its CV input. Designed in Alcorcón, Madrid, by David Vijuesca and José Vijuesca.


video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Get the most out of SPECTRASONICS OMNISPHERE synthesizer by doing some smart mappings to your USB MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD, demonstrated with the NOVATION LAUNCHKEY MK3. Short tutorial and demo."


Turn Your Octatrack Into MEGA Performance Mixer

video upload by EZBOT

"Transform your Octatrack into an all-in-one Performance Mixer capable of processing external gear as well as its own stereo samples through samples through a whopping 6 serial effects! If you're intrigued by the thought of giving your drums and melodies their unique vibes by routing them into separate drum busses, then you're in the right place. We'll explore how to maximize the potential of your Octatrack, turning it into the ultimate performance powerhouse. Let's share some good vibes, learn together, and create music that leaves a mark in a live setting!

Get the NEW Ultimate Octatrack FX Template 1.1.5 as well as the Ultimate Octatrack Template 2FF here with continuous updates: OR here if you want a one-time download:"

A Compact Creation! But Now What? // The "Dead End" of The Groovebox Workflow - Compact Creation

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I'm curious to know your favorite way of finishing a track that you start on a "groovebox". Do you just leave it there, try to song mode it or pattern chain it into a masterpiece, or stem it out one by one. Which, of course, takes longer but gets the job done. Today I mess around and start a track idea using the OG Novation Circuit and the Arturia Minifreak but quickly come to the roadblock that I usually come across when using Groove boxes and other forms of dawless music making."

Nord Drum 3P w Roland kick KD10 w/ Original Box & Pearl P930 Pedal (COMPLETE KIT)

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

"Complete drummer kit composed by:

- Nord Drum 3p
- Roland Kick pad KD10
- Pearl Pedal P930

Everything it is perfectly working and in almost brand new conditions (always kept in my studio smoke live gigs)

Nord Drum 3p comes with its box, original stuff and accessories."

Roland PG-200 JX-3P Programmer w/ Case

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

JoMox Alpha Base Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 2021-728

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Super clean used condition, no issues. Includes original power supply.

Eleven instruments, sequencer, Midi/USB/SD-Card. Samples. Sampling inputs, balanced individual outputs.

Although it may appear similar to the classics XBASE 09, 999 and 888, the ALPHA BASE has an entirely new design under the hood. We have put in the concentrated know-how of the Jomox drum machines and of our synths of the past 20 years. We have simplified some things, but also added new components or have combined them new. The outcome is the best sounding and most versatile drum machine that Jomox has ever built."

1988 Technosaurus Selector Analog Modular Synthesizer Model C

via this auction

"Technosaurus Selector vintage analog modular synthesizer model C - RARE!

The SELECTOR modular analog synthesizers by Technosaurus

are among the rarest modulars and sound fantastic!

Everything is working fine.

Here is the list of included modules:
- VCO x 3
- VCF2
- Dual ENV
- LFO / Noise
- Triple Resonators
- Octal Subharmonic Oscillator
- Dual Ring Modulator
- Dual Wave Shaper
- MIDI to CV/Gate interface"

Elka Synthex (Serviced / Warranty)

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog (LAMM Upgraded / Serviced / Warranty) SN 72504

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Access Virus Rack Classic B SN H10000952

via this auction

1970s ARP Axxe w/ Moog Filter SN 565

via this auction

"This is an early Arp Axxe With the Moog Filter.

I hate this f##king POS. This thing is built like crap. The parts-quality is abysmal and it's almost impossible to get it working 100% correctly even after a major professional overhaul and constant continual servicing. I first purchased this non-working with hopes to fully restore it and have a cool piece of USA-made synth history. Well, after replacing all the worn slider pots and all the typically suspect parts like the self-destructing tantalum capacitors... it sorta worked. Brought it to a very brilliant electrical engineer and he got it mostly working... but it still had issues and wouldn't fully calibrate.... brought it to another synthesizer technician that got it mostly working, but then I breathed on it wrong one day and it had to go back to him... It seems to be 99% working properly, but I still can't fully tell... I'm not sure how to get the S&H to work on the filter like any other 70s synth, but maybe it's just me, or maybe this synth doesn't work that way. Anyway I have to assume that if you are an Arp fan that you are emotionally damaged or at the very least a little bit stupid. This thing is my albatross, I'm into it for WAY more than it's worth and at this point you buying it is saving me from just throwing into a bon fire. Other than all that it's in surprisingly good condition and would look nice next to your other, better-designed and better-built synths of the era. Listing for the lowest price I can muster, probably less that others of the same condition and year. I dunno, maybe you're a masochist. Good luck, you'll need it."

Roland JSQ-60 Sequencer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Apocalyptic NYC

video upload by Anthony Distefano

"Video I shot of the Canadian wildfire Haze Over NYC.

Soundtrack was created using NI Absynth based on a orginal compositon"

CORAL Tutorial & JAM - HOW TO? Voice Setup, Modulation, Load & Save #4

video upload by OXI Instruments

"In this video we see a practical example of how to create a multitimbral-multipart patch to make a full song from scratch.

Since this video covers several topics, you can refer to specific sections.

0:00 Full Jam. Coral + OXI One
1:11 Tutorial
1:42 BASS voice and MIDI channel setup
4:30 DRUMS setup
9:07 CC Modulation
9:54 LEAD voice setup
11:21 CV Modulation assign
12:39 Load and save

You can see the full MIDI implementation in Coral manual."

ASM Hydrasynth - Dreamy Sounds [SOUNDSET]

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of dreamy sounds dedicated to ASM Hydrasynth. I've always loved the sound of swinging long pads and warm arps. ASM Hydrasynth is a wonderful instrument for creating such sounds. I decided to create the most beautiful dreamy sounds using its huge possibilities. I really like ASM Hydrasynth for its functionality and sound. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. The soundset complements my few presets for the free genius Valhalla Supermassive reverb. Check out my soundset:"

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

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