MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Modular on the Spot - Jul. 29, 2023

video upload by Modular Seattle

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0:00 - Intro
1:16 - Balance.Spring
25:34 - Casual Decay
46:28 - Chris Barth
01:09:33 - Demetrius Patin
1:28:53 - Planar Drift
1:54:01 - Technoware Passager

Hordijk Single Patch Snippets

video upload by Todd Barton

"Six snippets using the exact same patch. This is a tribute to Rob Hordijk's genius the fact that without changing patch cables, only adjusting knobs I can get such diverse characters of self-playing patches! I don't find this kind of range and variety on my other synths."

Doepfer A 101-8 Photo Phasing test ॐ

video upload by Ebotronix

"I had the original Schulte phaser in the 70's. 50 years later it comes as a 4HP Eurorack version from Doepfer. it has no internal LFO, but with the CV input you can feed it with all modulation signals. Many thanks, Mr. Dieter Doepfer, will order a second A 101-4 module....
used moduls....
Doepfer R2m , A 101-8, A111-4, A 110-4, A 126-2, A 171-4, A 177-2 (3x)
After Later Audio Ornament and Crime
XAOC Batumi (2x)
Mutable Instruments Shades , Ripples V2, Kings
Tunefish Modular Links ,uVeils, u Peaks
Verbos Scan and Pan
Moogerfooger Freqbox ( 2x), MF 101 Filter
Strymon 2x Cloudburst
G harmonic minor scale
vid # 2258"

Novation Launchkey 37 [MK3]

via this auction

Additional Listings from The Noise Source

"The Novation Launchkey 37 is an excellent keyboard controller for DAWs and hardware instruments with both USB and 5 pin MIDI connectors. The 37 keyboard size is great for both using at home and taking to gigs where you might have limited space but still have enough room for full expression."

Technosaurus Microcon II SN 2302

via this auction

"This is a very rare analog synth from the 2000s called the Microcon II. It’s a really excellent and phat sounding synth, and even has MIDI a for external control - an upgrade over the first generation. Fantastic build quality and this one is in great shape with only a few scratches. Available at Metro Gnome Music."

You can find some recent demos featuring the Technosaurus Microcon here.

Oberheim FVS-1 Four Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Poly Ensemble P SN 70091

via this auction

"This is an organic wonderful sounding analog monster. Instead of making complex circuitry to share and manage limited voices (4,6,8 etc,) Korg instead put dedicated oscillators onto every note. The result is 60 note polyphony. It has a unique way of shaping the sounds which makes the process of sound creation creative. It’s also very rugged and really never needs any servicing but in the unlikely event something did need servicing it’s the simplest task to open it up. 4 screws and the top folds back (on a hinge). 4 screws opens a front panel which allows each of the oscillators to be individually tuned. 5 screws and the keyboard pops out exposing everything."

Pic of the inside below.

Baldwin Fun Machine 1974 Brown Chicken Brown Cow

via this auction

You can find demos of the Baldwin Fun Machine in previous posts here. Note, I don't believe this is the one in the latest demo just posted here as only this older video is included in the listing.

"Vintage Baldwin. Funkiest of the funky... 'Fun Machine' Personally owned by Johnny Moeller of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

This Timeless Electric Organ By Baldwin Sure Does Live Up To Its Name Because Boy Isn’t It FUN! Lot's Of Vintage Rhythm's Like Fox Trot, Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime Very Cool! One Finger Auto Bass Licks With Jammin Drumbeats Like Polka, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Latin III. What More Can You Ask For! It's A Fun Machine! I Personally Could Not Stop Playing This Organ. It’s Built In Speaker System Sounds Great And Displays Amazing Clarity Making It A True Blast From The Past! The Piece Itself Is In Great Operable Condition And Cosmetically Consistent With It’s Age. It’s Original Bench Is Also Included. Dimensions: 43.25" W x 37.5" H x 14.75" D"

Baldwin Fun Machine

video upload by Mark Steiner

You can find additonal demos of the Baldwin Fun Machine in previous posts. For comparison, check out the CONN Electric Band.


video upload by SyntheticMachines

"a small demo made with the Polivoks mini desktop synth
As always a multitrack recording with some fx."

4-track Glockenspiel - Sound Examples

video upload by Benjamin Dehli

"Quick demo of the "4-track Glockenspiel" sample library for Decent Sampler.

00:00 John Williams - Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter)
00:20 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)

Pianobook profile:"

Masquerade (music box version) from The Phantom of the Opera #shorts

video upload by Benjamin Dehli

"Quick demo of the '4-track Music Box' sample library for Decent Sampler. The tune is an excerpt of Masquerade from The Phantom of the Opera."

A music box recorded on to cassette tape and played back at half speed and normal/original speed. Playing back at half speed results in an octave lower pitch.

– Sample rate: 48 kHz
– Bit depth: 24 bit
– Channels: 1 (mono)
– Number of files: 52
– File size: 50.40 MB
Impulse responses:
– Sample rate: 48 kHz
– Bit depth: 24 bit
– Channels: 2 (stereo)
– Number of files: 4
– File size: 3.60 MB

Instrument – Velocity and damping:
– Velocity
— Determines whether the velocity should affect the volume of the samples
– Damping
— When damping is off, the sample will continue to play after you release the key (like a music box)
— When damping is on, the sample will fade out quickly after you release the key

Mixer – Volume:
Mix between the normal speed samples and the half speed samples. They also have independent tremolo controls.

Swiss Synthesizer Meeting 2023 at Gran Rex Auditorium in Locarno - 23. September 2023

via Metunar:

"Hi everybody!

I’m happy to share with you information about the upcoming jam session event of the Swiss Synthesizer Meeting.

This year we will perform in a very cool venue with a high-quality audio system: the Gran Rex Auditorium in old town Locarno (Ticino, Switzerland).

The jam session will take place as usual in two parts, with 1-hour pause in between. During this break the musicians will get some fresh air, as well as be available to answer questions from the audience about the world of synthesizers.

For the whole duration of the event it will also be possible to take a look and play half a dozen rare synthesizers: Theo Bloderer ( will exhibit some of his treasures and of course be open and available for questions and exchange.

Let’s go then! Come and see, hear and meet us at the Gran Rex Auditorium on 23. September 2023!

When: Saturday, 23. September 2023, from 14 to 22
Where: Gran Rex Auditorium, Locarno (Ticino, Schweiz).
Entrance: FREE (voluntary donation in the foyer possible).
Contacts: Flavio Boniforti / Roberto Raineri-Seith
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Instruō Superbooth23: THE MOVIE

video upload by Instruō

WARNING: This video contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy (There's also a wee bit of swearing!)

This is a movie that follows the creative crew that is Instruō.
In 2023 the company travelled to Berlin to present at the Superbooth trade show/festival.
At the time of these captured events, the expanded team at Instruō numbers 20+ personnel.
Pretty much the entire crew goes to Berlin as we show off who we are and what we make.
This is a look behind the scenes of a Eurorack modular synthesiser manufacturer as they present at the world's best Synth-show!

Directed by Mathew Pieraccini
Edited by Jasōn H. J. Lim

"This 'documentary' is the beginning of a new form of content that I'm (Jasōn) working on in parallel to the endless stream of new instruments that we're developing.
It's a long time since it was just myself working solo back in the early days of Instruō
I now have the privilege of working with some of the most fun and creative people I've ever met.
We collaborate now as a creative coop. My hope is to showcase more who we are, what we're doing and how things work at the workshop here in Glasgow.
I've always been a fan of behind the scenes content so my plan is to open thing up a bit to showcase my collaborators and what they do inside and outside of roles at Instruō"

00:00:00 prologue
00:01:22 Instruōduction
00:02:05 THE TEAM ASSEMBLES, Glasgow 2023-05-08
00:03:02 BUS
00:03:40 Road Trip (UK)

Waldorf Offers 70% Off Blofeld SL Sampling License Upgrade

via Waldorf

"Last chance to get an enormous extension to Blofeld's sonic possibilities at a discounted price! Save 70% on Blofeld License SL with code 007.

With the License SL installed in your Blofeld you'll get access to 60 Megabyte of Sample Flash Memory for factory or user samples. These samples and multisamples can be used with the Blofeld’s synthesis engine just like oscillators.

‍‍‍How it works
Go to the Waldorf shop and put License SL in your cart
Use the coupon code 007 at the checkout. Y‍ou pay only ‍104,00 € 29,90 €
Install License SL on your Blofeld Desktop"

Tracker Attempt- Polyend Tracker

video upload by Cray

"My first attempt using a Tracker. Day 2 of using Polyend Tracker."

5 Moons - Stereo Update!

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"Firmware update:
Record and play your sounds in stereo! This quick 5 Moons software update is an easy process that brings your music to the stereo spectrum. Here are some examples!"

DIY wooden Synth Box ( Novation Mininova ) w/ Built in Speakers, Amplifier & Power

video upload by Maker Fabio

"DIY synth box for Novation Mininova synth, it works on most synths it includes :
* Battery
* Speakers
* Amplifier

* laser cut from 6mm plywood: thingiverse, I'll upload soon
* 3d printed voltmeter box; thingiverse , Ill upload it soon
* voltmeter Aliexpress 0.28 Inch Red Blue Digital LED Mini
Display Module DC2.5V-30V
* Amplifier official TPA3110 XH-A232 30W+30W 2.0 Channel Digital Stereo Audio Power Amplifier Board
* Buck converter to 9V (Adjust to 9V before connecting the Synth!!) C-DC Buck Converter Step Down Module LM2596 Power Supply Output 1.25V-30V
* 3 cell USB lipo charger: Multi-Cell 3S Type-C 12.6V Step-Up Boost LiPo Polymer li-ion Charger"

The Mind-Blowing EMS VCS3 Sequence in Pink Floyd's On The Run

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Unlocking the Magic: Synthi AKS Sequence in Pink Floyd's On The Run

Demo of a wide range of sounds & special FX of the VCS3 - & how to program them - explained by Andy Whitmore at Greystoke Studio.

The VCS 3 (or VCS3; an initialism for Voltage Controlled Studio, version) is a portable analog synthesiser with a flexible semi-modular voice architecture, by Electronic Music Studios (London) Limited (EMS) in 1969.
This product was called various names by EMS. For example, the printed logo written to the front left of products are: "V.C.S. 3" or 'The Putney (VCS 3)' on the earlier version, then "The Synthi (VCS 3) II" on the later version (Synthi VCS 3 II).

The VCS 3's basic design was reused by EMS in many other of their own products, most notably in the EMS Synthi 100 (1971), and the Synthi A (1971) and AKS (1972) (essentially a VCS 3 housed in a plastic briefcase). The AKS also has a sequencer built into the keyboard in the lid.

VCS3 - as used by
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Brian Eno
Chemical Brothers
David Bowie
Jean-Michel Jarre
John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
King Crimson
Pete Townshend - The Who
Rick Wright, David Gilmour & Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
Tangerine Dream

Watch me bring that sound back to life!🎹🕺"

Yamaha CS Series Synthesizers Catalog / Brochure

via this auction

"Vintage original Yamaha CS-Series Catalog from 1978.

This auction contains the Ultra Rare Yamaha CS-Series Catalog.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Yamaha collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This Yamaha Catalog has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it. This Catalog has some tears on the frontcover. This Catalog is in good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

Aries Synthesizer Catalog / Brochure

via this auction

"Original Rare Aries Modular Synth Company Product Catalog from 1977.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Aries collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days. This Catalog contains 13 pages and includes modules and specs and cabinets and sample systems + a price list.

This Aries Catalog has no highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it. This Catalog has punched holes and some writing in it. This Catalog is in good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

ElectroComp EML 100 Vintage Analog Modular Synthesizer in Blue

via this auction

"Rare vintage ElectroComp EML-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer, dating back to the early 1970s. This synth, with its unique blue color, is a piece of electronic music history. Please note that this instrument is being sold as is, with some functional considerations.

Condition: Considering its age, this synth is in good physical shape, showcasing the enduring quality of its construction.


Oscillator 3 (Osc 3) always produces sound and is in working condition.
Amp Shaper's output occasionally works as expected after the synth has been powered on for approximately 15 minutes. While the synth does produce sound from Osc 3, it's evident that some repair work is needed to fully restore its functionality."

ANTONUS 2600 Original Size 2023 - Black

via this auction

"This is Serial number 002... Absolute mint condition, should be marked as brand new or open box. I opened it up and have only had a few hours on it but it's amazingly deep and supposedly the most accurate recreation of the ARP 2600 ever made."

Korg Arp Odyssey Slim Key Synthesizer SN 000192 w/ Free Run LFO Mod

via this auction

"The previous owner did a free-running LFO mod. Well done and works great. No issues with the synth. Sounds great!"

Arp AXXE LED fader replacements! #synthesizer #vintagesynth #arp

video upload by Zed AudioLab

"New led slider pots for my Arp AXXE using my new bourns to cts slider PCB conversion boards :)"

The Pill - Ducking Effect Pedal

The Pill - Ducking Effect Pedal from The Pill Pedal on Vimeo.

The Pill has been featured in a number of posts featuring 2-Minute Warning. If you were curious what exactly it did, here you go.

The Pill Pedal - Controls: Audio Demo from The Pill Pedal on Vimeo.

"The Pill is the first of its kind Ducking Effect Pedal. It brings a music production effect to the live stage.

All it does is ducking. It's its core purpose. Analog, true bypass and handmade in Europe. It's made by a musician, for musicians.

Release. Depth. Trigger. No need for more.

Release: Sets the duration of the ducking. From short to long.
Depth: Sets the ducking volume level. From subtle to complete silence.
Trigger: Sets the sensibility (gain) of the trigger input. Quickly adjusted to fit the input source."

Overdrive 💥 Cinematic Ambient Jam (Roland JD08 + Pill Pedal // JU06A // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"WIth this 2nd video featuring the Roland JD-08 synth, I wanted to make a more cinematic-like jam! The Keystep Pro is sequencing both synths featured here: the JD-08 (128-voice, 2-part digital synth) and the JU-06A (4-voice digital synth, modelling the analog JUNO-60 and JUNO-106).

The JD-08 is going through the Pill Pedal (ducking pedal) which is being triggered by a sequence coming from Track1 (Keystep Pro).

In order to add some movement to the JD-08, I'm also playing live with its "PITCH FINE" parameter on the transitions. On the outro, I also enabled the "famous" distortion of the JD-08 on its PAD sound 😉

* Hardware used *
- Roland JD-08 + Pille Pedal : Pluck sequence & Pads
- Roland JU-06A : Bass
- Arturia Keystep Pro: sequencer"

Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax & Tetrax Organs impro session

video upload by NoctopolisMusic

"Just the Sidrax & Tetrax organs and a few Arturia effect plugins (Fragments EFX, Rev spring 636) with a little live looping through Cocoquantus. As always with faults and mistakes included."

8/19/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (Chungyuan Pu Tu)

video upload by Cfpp0

"LFO is modulating the pitch and the filter.
The 'good brothers' have their feast."

Yamaha CS-15 [Sample Pack] (FREE)

video upload by Mr. Card

Download a sample pack: 🎵

Harmonic sequencing like Daniel Avery (without 1v/oct pitch CV)

video upload by

"Sequencing melodies without touching the 1V/OCT pitch of your oscillator?
Today we will break down a classic track by @danielmarkavery called Drone Logic where he uses a technique we call harmonic sequencing.

Original track:
Daniel Avery - Drone Logic (2013 © Phantasy Sound)

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic (Official Video)
video upload by Daniel Avery

"Taken from Daniel Avery's Drone Logic LP. Out now on vinyl, digital and CD from, iTunes, or your local record shop."

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

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