MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Zlob Modular Foldiplier Audio Demonstration

video upload by Anthony Janas

"All sounds were processed through the Zlob Foldiplier.
Organized Sounds and video by
Anthony Janas
Collages by
Caitlin Minor

Foldiplier is available as a pcb, kit, or fully built at"

You can find an additional demo and details on Zlob Modular's Foldiplier here.

Roland JD-800 | The Industrial Pulse Width Pad

video upload by MIDERA

"I think people believe the JD-800 doesn't have the ability to do Pulse Width Modulation - but I think it does a pretty good job of approximating it using multiple waveforms that overlap to create that distinct sound.

Unfortunately, after finishing the recording, I found that my camera had stopped filming half-way through, so I had to collect some extra footage I had lying around towards the end.

Eventide Blackhole VST used for extra reverb."

Coming Soon - the New Noisebug Showroom

video upload by NOISEBUG

"9/13/2023 - noisebug showroom and magic theatre will be open. Stay tuned for more info"

Synth Bass on Steroids: The Power of EFX Pedals

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"In this video, Anthony reveals one of his personal favorite trade secrets. He shows us how to transform any synth bass sound into a synth bass on steroids by using various combinations of 5 different guitar efx pedals including the Electro Harmonix Big Muff, MXR MX-134 Stereo Chorus, Musitronics Mu-tron Phasor II, MXR MX-118 Analog Delay and A/DA Flanger. He illustrates the difference and importance between the wet sound (efx only), the dry sound (no efx) and mixing the wet and dry sound together. By running both of these sounds into a mixer, you have the option to add as much special personality from the wet sound without losing the energy and definition of the solid dry bass sound. You can then add as much of the wet sound as you prefer, much like adding spice to your food. Think of each pedal as a spice from a different part of the world. When you get the spice balance between wet and dry just right, you’ll create a sound with a unique personality. This is one of the special powers that comes from using EFX pedals with synthesizers and a sure fire way to create synth bass sounds on steroids.

:00 intro
:16 Electro Harmonix Big Muff (silicon fuzz)
1:37 MXR MX-134 Stereo Chorus
2:58 Musitronics Mu-tron Phasor II
4:19 MXR MX-118 Analog Delay
5:32 A/DA Flanger
6: 53 Summary

Anthony's musical touch as both composer and performer is connected with some of the most influential creative minds over the last 40 years. He’s composed and conducted original orchestral scores for over 80 feature films including Young Guns, Internal Affairs, The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for his symphonic work "In the Family Way", written over one thousand TV commercials in a myriad of musical styles, co-founded Levels Audio Post (LA's premiere post production facility) and performed and arranged on big-box-office films and influential hit records such as Michael Jackson's Thriller.

His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career. His early years pioneering modular analog synthesizers along with his wide-ranging music scholarship positioned Anthony at the center of the music technology revolution. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major."


Maxi-Korg 800DV - Ring Mod Jam

video upload by

"This is something of a "West Coast" style use of the Maxi-Korg 800DV bi-timbral vintage synthesizer. It is more texture than melody.
I added a little delay and reverb in post production.
I hope you enjoy it"

Korg EX-8000 (Rackmount DW-8000) SN 002534

via this auction

"The EX-8000 is essentially the Korg DW-8000 in a 2U rack space. The voices are comprised of 2 basic wavetable oscillators with 16 waves with an analog filter and VCA. There is a bonus digital delay on the output as well. The sound of this synth is pretty unique, if you are looking for a vintage polysynth that's a little bit different than the EX-8000 is a fun and affordable choice!"

Kawai K3M Rackmount Wavetable Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Synclavier Regen Desktop FM Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

You can find demos of the Synclavier Regen in previous posts here.

Yamaha S03 Silver *Rare*

via this auction

This might be the first one featured on the site.

"Yamaha S03 rare silver color in excellent condition. Quite underrated machine which sounds great."

Korg Trident MK1 w/ Midi

via this auction

"Immaculately restored, this legendary instrument has undergone a meticulous overhaul, including the replacement of all electrolytic capacitors and the installation of a brand new battery, ensuring flawless performance for years to come.

The addition of a CHD MIDI kit allows you to seamlessly integrate this iconic synthesizer into your contemporary music production setup, bridging the gap between vintage charm and modern technology.

220-volt version."

8/14/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (cold appetizer)

video upload by

"Square wave LFO modulates this time"

8/15/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (Shoushan)

Sequential Introduces New Trigon-6 Desktop Module

Following Sequential's desktop adaptations of their classic keyboard line-up, the Trigon-6 is now available in desktop form.

Press release follows:

Introducing the New Trigon-6 Desktop Module

Ultimate Polyphonic Power
San Francisco, CA — Today, Sequential announced the desktop module of the powerhouse Trigon-6 polyphonic synthesizer, their modern take on a true-classic analog design. The desktop version is a compact and portable instrument that still packs in all the sound generation capabilities of its formidable keyboard sibling. It features three oscillators per voice and a ladder filter that has been updated with a dedicated drive and feedback control, making it easy to go from silky and smooth to bold and crunchy with the twist of a knob. This versatility makes Trigon-6 the perfect companion for your studio or live performance.

The desktop module is more than just a smaller version of the keyboard Trigon-6. It’s an expressive and potent instrument that delivers warm, organic, analog sound in its own right. “Desktop module designs continue to be a popular choice with our players,” said CEO David Gibbons. “We spent a little extra time on MIDI polyphonic expression capabilities as we finalized this one, in anticipation of people pairing it up with some of the awesome MPE-capable controllers on the market. We’re looking forward to hearing what people will do with it!”

Three is a Magic Number
The Trigon-6 desktop module offers a classic three-oscillator synth architecture with an enhanced ladder filter, inspired by some of the most iconic analog synths of all time. The three oscillators provide a rich and flexible sound source, with familiar waveforms from triangle to more complex saws, and variable-width pulse. You can mix and match the oscillators to create intricate harmonics, detune them for thick chorusing effects, or sync oscillator 2 for hard-edged growls.
Meanwhile, the ladder filter completes the heart and soul of the Trigon-6, providing a smooth and musical response that can shape your sound from creamy and mellow to mangled and aggressive. The filter has a 2/4-pole switchable slope and adjustable resonance that can add a distinctive peak or even self-oscillate for screaming leads and sci-fi effects. And with Drive and Feedback engaged, get ready to melt some faces!

Greater Expression Through MPE
Now Trigon-6 lets you shape every note with MPE. MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is an extension of MIDI that allows compatible devices to control multiple parameters of individual notes within MPE-enabled synths. This provides for more expressive instrumental performances, as each note can have its own pitch bend, filter cutoff, amplitude, and other modulations. You will be able to bend, slide, vibrato, swell and morph your sounds with unprecedented feeling and subtlety. Experience the classic 3-oscillator, ladder filter sound like never before with Trigon-6, the groundbreaking polyphonic analog synth that lets you truly perform every nuance of your music with MPE.
The Trigon-6 synthesizer is a testament to Dave Smith’s legacy and innovation. It has all the best qualities of Sequential’s acclaimed Prophet-6 and OB-6 synths — 6-voice polyphony, unrivaled playability, and easy programmability. It
also features a global LFO, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and a dual effect processor with chorus, ring modulation, flanger, phaser, delay, and reverb effects. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on the Trigon-6 desktop module, the polyphonic power-synth that fits your studio, your music, and your life.

Trigon-6 desktop module weighs approximately 10.9 lbs. (4.95 kg) and measures 22.00” L x 8.45” W x 4.54” H (55.88 cm x 21.46 cm x 11.53 cm).

Trigon-6 desktop module is available for pre-order now, with a US MAP price of $2,499. Shipping worldwide in August. For more information about the Trigon-6 desktop module, visit us at:

About Sequential
Originally launched in 2002 as Dave Smith Instruments, Sequential was founded by legendary electronic instrument designer Dave Smith. His many accomplishments included the creation of the Prophet-5 — the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer — and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Now helmed by CEO David Gibbons, an audio and music industry veteran, Sequential creates innovative synthesizers with the highest level of craftsmanship and care for discerning musicians around the world.

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Why The Finicky Analog Prophet 10 is Better Than Digital Keyboards

video upload by Retrothusiast

"The Prophet 10 is a wonderful analog synthesizer. However, from tuning issues to dropped notes, there were a few bumps in the road to reach my destination. Follow me on my journey as I explore this amazing instrument!

0:00 Intro
0:44 Want the Real Thing
1:16 Prophet 10 Specs
2:01 Prophet 10 Sound Demo
3:37 Tuning Issues & Dropped Notes
4:37 Prophet 10 Board Replacement
4:55 How To Turn On A Prophet
6:58 Afterglow

Watch Alex Ball tell the story of the Prophet: [posted here]

Watch me replace the Prophet 10 main board:"

Replacing the Main Board in a Sequential Prophet 5/10

video upload by Retrothusiast

"I had to replace the main board in my Sequential Prophet 10 because when the Rev 1/2 filters were selected, some of the notes would drop out. This is, however, after I had already replaced this keyboard because my first keyboard would not stay in tune. I'll be posting another video touching on this in the near future.

Sequential sent me new boards and I recorded a quick, down and dirty video documenting the procedure for anyone else who might have to replace their boards and wanted to see what's involved.

I followed these instructions provided by Sequential Support:

Hats off to Sequential Support. This company really is top-notch and despite the issues I had with the hardware, I can tell the Sequential team really cares and is extremely helpful and supportive! Thank you, Sequential!"

Retrothusiast Played a Juno 108 and You Can Too!

video upload by Retrothusiast

"I love the retro Juno 60 and 106 but with the crazy prices as of late, I am not ready to pull the trigger on investing in one. However, the Roland JU-06A is scratching that itch until the day comes I have my own Juno 60!

Enjoy seeing me turn two JU-06A synths together into an 8-voice Juno 60 and 106!"

Noise Engineering Discontinues Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Manis Iteritas, Cursus Iteritas, & Ataraxic Iteritas

via @noiseeng

"Today, we say goodbye to Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Manis Iteritas, Cursus Iteritas, and Ataraxic Iteritas.

Loquelic Iteritas, the two Percidos, and 5U (the four core Iteritas) will also remain in production.

Details in our latest blog post:"

ESK - Drums + Ibanez AD202 Delay

video upload by Metunar

"Testing out the Arturia Drumbrute Impact and a Ibanez AD202 Analog Delay.
This Delay has a Chorus (not used in this test), Flanger, Doubling and Delay Mode.
Recording in mono and to catch some high boost level i used an ART PWM Limiter.
In the last part of the demo i use a lot of input distortion."

Madrona Labs Kaivo (no talking)

video upload by DATABROTH

"check out my wavetables and presets at
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Madrona Labs hooked me up with their physical modeling/ granular synthesizer Kaivo
check out these 5 presets using Kaivo

Affiliate links:
Plugin Boutique:

if you're already planning on purchasing any software and want help support me, purchasing any software via the above link helps me out with a %15 commission

Thank you

00:00 Factory Assault
00:38 Dredge
01:50 Unnamed patch
02:45 Bramble
03:41 Ultrasubnaut"

Molli Looper Update 1.0.3 Freeze Demo

video upload by Oliver Greschke

"Update 1.0.3 introduces a new 'Freeze' Mode, which enables you to switch between already recorded sound (snippets) and the dry input signal. This means, you can toggle between 2 (totally) different sounds now.

Molli Looper is a realtime stereo effect for looping and filtering.
Intended mainly as an easy to use live performance tool, no preparation is needed to trigger loop recording - input is constantly recorded in the background to be triggered whenever it is needed.
You can use Molli Looper either as iOS Standalone app or as AUv3 plugin.

- App Store:
- Website:"

Winter Plankton Zaps Firmware Update 1.1

Zaps new firmware - 1.1 video upload by Plankton Electronics

00:00 Intro
00:14 Randomize Sound
00:38 Randomize Banks - Bass Drum
03:06 Randomize Banks - Snare Drum
03:55 Randomize Banks - Low Drum / Tom
04:27 Randomize Banks - FM Perc
05:00 Randomize Banks - Punchy FM Perc
05:18 Randomize Banks - FM/AM Perc
06:26 Randomize Banks - Glass AM
06:57 Randomize Banks - FM Tone Pitched
07:40 Randomize Banks - High Tone
08:00 Randomize Banks - Multi-Drum 1
08:25 Randomize Banks - Multi-Drum 2
09:33 Randomize Banks - Chaos
10:12 Randomize Banks - Dirty 1
10:55 Randomize Banks - Dirty 2
11:38 Randomize Banks - Retrigger Env1
12:16 Randomize Banks - Retrigger Env2
12:51 Randomize Banks - Full Set
14:13 Screen Saver
14:53 Trigger Delay

"Winter Plankton Zaps firmware has been updated to V1.1. We have introduced new randomize template modes for quickly creating bassdrums, snares, and other percussion sounds, simultaneous control of both oscillators (for melodic lines), a new trigger delay setting to get proper slot changes with mot sequencers and an screen saver among other things.

New features and improvements:

New 'Randomize' templates for creating Sounds and Banks: Bass drum 1, Bass drum 2, Snare drum, Low drum toms, FM percussion, FM and AM percussion, Glass AM, Pitched FM tones, High tones, Multi-drum 1, Multi-drum 2, Chaos, Dirty 1, Dirty 2, Retrigger envelope 1, Retrigger envelope 2, and Full set template (for Banks).

Simultaneous CV IN control for pitch 1 & 2: You can now control both oscillators with just one CV source.

New Trigger delay setting: for all the Gate and CV sources that change the CV after rising the gate, we have added a configurable trigger delay, so once the trigger is received we wait x ms to read the CV.
Screen saver: We added a new adjustable screen and energy saver following user requests.
Now it's possible to randomize a slots or banks via CV IN trigger.
Added CV in control for Retrigger time and Slope type.
Improved SLOT buttons behavior in MUTE, now we show both muted slots and playing slots (with a more intense light)
Bug fixes:

Fixed a bug where the HPF noise fader CV value was not being sent when it was assigned as an output.
Fixed a bug where the slope parameter was not responding well to random values.
CV in 'Morph to' bug fixed
Fixed a bug where the morph destination was no correctly reset after removing the cable from the cv input.
CV 6 input was not working with CV BANK Change.
Other minor bugs fixed.


Zaps V1.1 updater file:
Zaps manual for V1.1:"

Donner's Essential B1 Bass Synthesizer Gets a Major Update Including Song Mode

Press Release follows:

[Los Angeles, August 15, 2023] – Chinese musical instrument manufacturer Donner today announced the release of the latest firmware update, V1.1.0, for the Essential B1 Bass Synthesizer, their first analog bassline synthesizer with sequencer. This major update brings a host of exciting new features, enhancements, and bug fixes, making the Essential B1 even more versatile and user-friendly.

SONG MODE Unleashes Infinite Creativity
With the V1.1.0 firmware update and the introduction of SONG MODE, a powerful feature that extends the sequencer from 16 steps to an astounding 256 steps, users can now chain up to 16 patterns, creating seamless transitions and expanding the possibilities of music creation. The new SONG MODE can be switched automatically or manually using the 16 designated buttons, providing quick access to 16 favorite patterns.

“SONG MODE is an outcome after the discussion and feedback I had with our users on Gearspace. Simply double tap the PATTERN button to enter the SONG MODE, you can program, choose, and chain up to 16 patterns from the 128 stored patterns.” Says Logan Torres, product manager for the synthesizer product line of Donner, “We are deeply grateful for the valuable feedback from our users, who have continuously driven us to unlock the full potential of the Essential B1 Bass Synthesizer.” Logan added.

Other Updates from the V1.1.0
In addition to the groundbreaking SONG MODE, the V1.1.0 firmware update brings several enhancements and bug fixes, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable user experience.
Firmware Version Display
Upon power on, the LED screen now displays the firmware version for easy reference.
Improved Step Editing
The back-lit keypads now indicate the pitch of each step during REC/EDIT mode, facilitating precise adjustments.
Streamlined Parameter Adjustment
Adjusting OCT, GATE LENGTH, and RATCHET for each step is now faster and more intuitive by holding the corresponding button and pressing the↑/ ↓ buttons.
Smart Save Indicator
Whenever unsaved changes are present in the sequence, the SAVE button will light up, and when switching patterns without saving, the SAVE button will flash briefly for confirmation.
Enhanced Random Note Generator Access
The Random Note Generator is now accessible via PLAY/STOP + REC/EDIT, simplifying the process during sequence playback.
Improved Clear/Rest Function
To clear the pending pattern, use PLAY/STOP + CLEAR/REST instead of PATTERN + CLEAR/REST.

To ensure the Essential B1 operates flawlessly, the V1.1.0 update also addresses some minor bugs fixes including fixes for Sequence Edit Glitch and Slide issue.

Users can now access to the latest firmware via Donner Control software. For a detailed walkthrough of the new SONG MODE and all the exciting features in the V1.1.0 firmware update, please check out

The ESSENTIAL B1 Bass Synthesizer is now available globally with a 10% off discount on and Donner’s Amazon storefront.

This is How To Do MIDI Sync in the Studio (E-RM Midiclock)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"When I posted the recent studio tour video, I received a lot of questions about my MIDI setup. I thought I'd just do a video to explain it. The MIDI master clock I use is called the Midiclock. I use it to send MIDI to the synths and then use an Erica module to convert MIDI to Euro clock.

It's available here:"

How does BRENSO generate its wave forms and how to win an extra analog sawtooth!

video upload by Frap Tools

"Today we'll explore BRENSO's core, its generation circuits, and by the end we'll add an extra waveform to the stock ones!

00:00 The 'canonic' analog waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, square, sine.
01:04 How does an oscillator generate a wave?
01:56 BRENSO's triangle and square waves
02:26 BRENSO's sine wave
03:27 BRENSO's sawtooth
04:47 How to create a second sawtooth with BRENSO, FALISTRI, and the 321
07:36 Double-sawtooth eas-coast fun and closing remarks"

MOTOR Synth MKII - Features Overview

video upload by Gamechanger Audio

"The MOTOR Synth MKII is an electro-mechanical synthesizer from Gamechanger Audio that uses 8 DC motors to produce sounds. In addition to the unique sound engine, it has a feature-packed user interface. In this video we'll explain how the MOTOR Synth works and go over the main features. We'll also listen to the motor sounds and do a musical performance at the end."

Meng Qi Wing Pinger & OP1 Field // Welcome to my synthetic dojo

video upload by Dexba

"I finally managed to bring the Wing Pinger to the new house, and as soon as I plugged it in, I remembered why I got it in the first place: its range from mellow, realistic birds, to harsh and complex territories, in a single twist of a knob.
This time it can also make friends with the OP1 Field, acting as a recorder and FX for the Wing Pinger, in a somewhat small and portable experimental setup (there would be so much to sample!).
After I recorded this, I laid down for a while, simply enjoying the ever-changing soundscapes, and it was a very much-needed moment of bliss."

Acid Front 303 - Acid Jam in beautiful Bavaria!

video upload by Front Disaster

Cyclone Analogic

Cwejman S1

via this auction

The seller for this one is The Black Lodge in North Bend, WA. Twin Peaks reference for those in the know.

Korg Minilogue 4-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Korg Prologue 16 Polyphonic 61-Key 16-Voice Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Gig Bag

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

1979 Roland VP-330 MKI Vocoder Plus 49-Key Synthesizer SN 870925

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The coolest and most 'must have' vocoder synths ever made! This one is in great working condition, just removed from a functioning production studio. Shows minor wear and tear and looks totally awesome."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Rackmount 6-Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Classic 80s analog polysynth with 1000 presets to choose from, most of them are actually very usable! Or you can create your own with a third party VST editor or via MIDI CC messages. Includes AC power cable."

Novation DrumStation Rackmount Drum Synth (TR-808 and TR-909) SN 007177

via this auction

"The DrumStation provides a great emulation of the TR-808 and TR-909, with great tweakability and midi support."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rackmount Vector Synth SN 0236 w/ New Display

via this auction

It looks like it got a new display since this listing back on October of 2015.

"Comes with a new OLED display installed and the "Shalebridge" V1.45f firmware/OS installed. Comes with the original OS emproms and the US power cord."

Uncovering the Secrets of the Kawai K3 Vintage Synthesizer - CTRLR Sound Design

video upload by Vulture Culture

"In this video, we'll take a deep dive into sound design with the Kawai K3, a vintage analog digital hybrid synthesizer from 1986. But instead of using the limited onboard controls, we'll be using a CTRLR panel to take advantage of the full potential of this synth.

We'll start by exploring the unique additive synthesis capabilities of the K3, which allows you to layer up to 32 different harmonics to create incredibly complex sounds. With the CTRLR panel, we'll be able to adjust each waveform's parameters individually, giving us unparalleled control over our sound design.

But what really sets the K3 apart from other synths is its warm, analog filter. We'll spend some time discussing the nuances of this filter and how to get the most out of it using the CTRLR panel.

Whether you're a seasoned synth enthusiast or just starting out, this video is packed with tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Kawai K3. So grab your headphones and join us for an in-depth look at one of the most versatile vintage synths out there!"

Kawai K3 Hybrid Wavetable Synthesizer w/ Custom PPG Blue Front Panel Control Strip

via this auction

Note the K3 does not allow you to sweep through wavetables like PPG and Waldorf wavetable synths. The "wavetable" is more like a PCM single cycle sample based synth where you select a specific digital waveform. I owned one and did sound good. With the SSM filters it had a presence other PCM sample based synths lacked. I beleive there was also an additive synthesis aspect to it where you could create your own waveforms similiar to the Korg DSS-1 - see this video.

"Classic vintage hybrid wavetable synth with an analog filter and vac.

Membrane has been freshly replaced with the unique and stylish PPG inspired deep blue one. You will be hard pressed to find a K3 looking this sweet! It is missing the volume slider cap.

The K3 is a wavetable synthesizer. It has 32 waveforms, some of which are samples of acoustic instruments like piano and percussion as well as some unique waveforms. By combining two of these waveforms you can create unique new sounds or add a twist to a traditional sound. Since there are only 32 of these waveforms, the K3 also features a programmable digital waveform where you can tweak the harmonic content of a waveform allowing for added flexibility and range of sounds.

What's really neat about the K3 is that (unlike the K1) it has analog filters and envelopes! So although the sound may be digital at first, it sure does get warmed going through the filter. The low pass resonant filter even has its own envelope generator. There's also a high pass filter and a highly flexible LFO. The K3 is an interesting synth, nicely bridging the gap between the analog and digital domain of vintage synthesizers."

Breakaway Vocalizer 1000 Voice Controlled Music Synthesizer SN 009131 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Check out a few demos here.

"For sale is a very cool late 1980s voice controlled music synthesizer. It's basically an electronic kazoo that emulates different instruments and supports rhythm backgrounds.

I'm the original owner. I bought it new around 1989. It hasn't seen much use and has lived in a drawer most of it's life.

I haven't sold anything on Ebay in the last year, so my positive feedback is currently 0%. But check out my 100% positive feedback on 27 Ebay sales and 100% positive feedback on 88 Ebay buys.

As far as I can tell, all the Vocalizer functions on the main unit work fine. There are two buttons on the handset that are missing and do not work, the "slide" and "octave up" buttons (see the photo of the underside of the handset). However, these same functions are available on the main unit with a "slide" button and octave "+" and "-" buttons. On the handset, the voice mic plastic attachment and red mic windscreen is missing and not included. Its the part with the red mic windscreen the 80s chick is singing in to on the box cover. The kazoo attachment is included and works fine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The handset is a bit flakey, and stops working sometimes. My guess is the single electrolytic cap on the handset PCB is drying out (see photo of opened handset). I have to screw open the handset and move the electrolytic cap slightly occasionally to get the handset working again. The cap should really be replaced -- so having some electronics repair experience or knowing someone who does is highly recommended. It's possible there are other caps in the main unit that should optimally be replaced too. I've never opened the main unit.

Included with the package:

* Main Unit
* Handset with long cord
* AC to DC Power Supply
* Original Manual
* SmartSongs ROM cartridge
* Misc parts - kazoo windscreen, sound out to left/right RCA

If interested, do a search for "Vocalizer 1000" on YouTube and you will find Captain Kazoo Vocalizer videos and others.

The Vocalizer was a small module designed as a pitch to synth converter and built around the Ensoniq Q chip. While only marginally effective as a pitch to MIDI converter, it does have the same soundset as the Ensoniq ESQ-1 but without the analog filters.
The unit has sixteen note polyphony and responds to all sixteen MIDI channels. It is not possible to restrict MIDI response to only a few channels, making the module inconvenient to use without a MIDI filter. The unit responds to MIDI volume , pan, and program changes, the latter being the only way to select sounds on channels 2 - 16. The Vocalizer features the same waveform set as the Ensoniq ESQ-1, which means you get the same grungy basses, pianos, and synth sounds. The lack of analog filters is a dissappointment, but considering the unit's original sub-$400 price tag, not surprising. A cartridge slot is tucked away inside the battery compartment and appears to have the same form factor as ESQ cartridges, but is not compatible. ROM carts were available from Voice Crystal for a short time, long since discontinued. The Vocalizer pales in comparison to today's synthesizers, but in 1990, was a great expansion to my single Casio keyboard sound palette.

Doing a Google search on "Vocalizer 1000 Midi" will bring up links that describe the MIDI capabilities of the unit."

8/14/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (umbrella)

video upload by Cfpp0

Follow-up to this post.

See the Technosaurus label below for additional Technosaurus posts.

Waldorf Blofeld Sound-Demo

video upload by M. Schmied

"Some Sounds of the great Waldorf Blofeld VA-Synthesizer with Wavetables."

Kick drum from scratch | Make Noise 0-Coast

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Make Noise Modular Synth Sample Pack"

♫ Jamming With a Bunch of Synths ♫ ----- (19)

video upload by

5U Modular ( Soundlabs/Synthetic Sound Labs)
Akai MPC X
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Behringer TD-3-MO (Devilfish modded Roland TB-303 clone)
Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper
Clavia Nord Wave
cre8audio East Beast
cre8audio West Pest
Frostwave Fat Controller (Sequencer)
Ladyada Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Korg Delta
Korg Mono/Poly
Korg SQ-1 (Sequencer)
Moog Source
Simmons SDS-V
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Yamaha CS-15
Yamaha TX-802 (rackmount DX-7ii)

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