MATRIXSYNTH: Guitar Synths

Showing posts with label Guitar Synths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guitar Synths. Show all posts

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Love Hultén Nymphes Custom MIDI Guitar

video upload by Love Hultén

Looks like it has the Dreadbox Nymphes built in.

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Exploring Arbhar + Guitar | Part 1

video upload by Mega Modularis

"Hello there!

Welcome back to another video, this week we’re finally getting around to exploring the wonderful @instruo Arbhar! In the first part of a three or four part series, I begin to explore Arbhar’s potential through some guitar samples I recorded, enjoy!


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Vintage ELECTRO HARMONIX EH-8000 Guitar Synth w/ Original Manual & Patch Sheets

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Roland GS-500 Synthesizer Guitar *AND* GR-500 Synth Module SN 661034

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"This joint venture instrument between Roland and Ibanez is paired with the Roland GR-500 module. It was used by a multitude of artists, ranging from Neal Schon of Journey to Jeff Baxter of the Doobie Brothers and was responsible for creating some of the wildest synth guitar sounds of the late 70s and 80s.

The guitar features a hexaphonic pickup that tracks the pitch of each individual string with high accuracy, as well as a traditional humbucker pickup for producing standard guitar tones. The signal is sent through the guitar’s 24 pin output to the synth module where it can be manipulated using a multitude of VCOs VCAs filters, and effects. One of the most unique elements of the guitar is the infinite sustainer system built into the guitar. Similar to how E-bow’s work, this instrument can keep the strings vibrating as long as the player wishes.

This guitar is in excellent condition. It has only a handful of small chips/dents on the top (pictured) and the fretwear is nonexistent. Its electronics have been cleaned, the fretboard conditioned, and setup to play well at low action. The GR-500 Module has been well cared for, and is in excellent shape. Bring your guitar music to the next level with the GS and GR 500s today!

| Serial - B781015 | Scale Length - 24-3/4” | Fretboard Radius - 12” | Nut Width - 1-11/16” | Bridge Spacing - 2“ | Neck Depth - .870-1.05 | Neck Profile - Medium C | Number of Frets - 22 | Weight - 11lbs 2oz | Country of Origin - Japan |"

Monday, January 29, 2024


video upload by Love Hultén

"@catbeatsofficial jammin his brand new commissioned Hultén MIDI axe!

The guitar includes a built-in NESpoly synth, a detachable dome for avatar replacement and a custom strap made from extraterrestrial skin 👽 Based on the YouRock MIDI guitar #midiisback"

Friday, September 08, 2023

Anukari as a Guitar Processor

video upload by Anukari Music

"In this video, my guitar is plugged into a USB audio interface, and then directly injected into Anukari. No other effects (i.e. cabs, amps) are in use other than a little bit of compression. This is a fully wet signal with no dry mixed in, so everything you are hearing is from Anukari."

Sunday, August 27, 2023

How to use "Sooper Looper" on Zynthian for guitar looping

video upload by

"Here's the SooperLooper #looperpedal module built into the #Zynthian #raspberrypi #diysynth , used with a #guitar. The looper is treated as an effect, so you can include it in any part of your effects chain, routing (as shown in this video) a compressor into an amp model into the looper into a delay and reverb. As always, don't expect great guitar playing in this video. This is a tech demo first and foremost. Video doesn't need an index this time. #poorguitarplayingpimpedwithepicreverb"


Monday, August 14, 2023

Guitar + Regen

video upload by Synclavier Digital

"The Synclavier II was used heavily by guitarists, back in the day, including Frank Zappa, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Chris Currell, Pat Metheny, and others.

Regen can be used in much the same way, and this video highlights two Guitar to MIDI options on the market today.

Links for more info:

Video Contents
00:00 Introduction
00:53 Guitar MIDI 2 Setup
04:09 Guitar MIDI 2 Demo
07:20 Fishman TRIPLEPLAY Setup
11:49 Fishman TRIPLEPLAY Demo
15:25 Conclusions"

Thursday, July 20, 2023

New BOSS GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer Demos

Two videos have been added to the BOSS GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer announcement post here.

BOSS Launches NEW GM-800 Guitar Synth & GK Series

BOSS GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer | Sound Examples by Alex Hutchings

video uploads by BOSSchannel

Press release follows:

Next-Generation Serial GK Digital Interface and Powerful New Guitar and Bass Synthesizer with the Roland ZEN-Core Sound Engine

Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2023 — BOSS announces the new Serial GK system and the GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer, a powerful and versatile product that elevates guitar and bass synthesis into a new age of natural playability and boundless creative range. Driven by the newly developed Serial GK digital interface, the advanced ZEN-Core engine in the GM-800 unlocks any sound imaginable—from acoustic instruments to classic and modern synths—while high-performance DSP delivers tracking stability and expressive scope never before possible. Users can also expand the GM-800 experience with a growing selection of ZEN-Core content on Roland Cloud. In addition, BOSS has released a variety of complementary products for the GM-800 and Serial GK system, including GK-5 and GK-5B Divided Pickups for guitar and bass, BGK-15 and BGK-30 connection cables, and GKC-AD and GKC-DA GK Converters for interfacing with classic 13-pin GK products.

GM-800 Guitar Synthesizer
BOSS and its parent company Roland have been the worldwide leaders in guitar synthesizer innovation for nearly five decades, beginning with the revolutionary GR-500 system in 1977. Expanding and elevating the concepts behind many historic Roland GR products, the GM-800 provides guitar and bass players with cutting-edge creative tools and access to sounds typically only available with keyboard-based instruments.

The GM-800 is built around the expandable ZEN-Core Synthesis System, the sound source found in professional Roland products like the JUPITER-X and FANTOM keyboards and ZENOLOGY software synthesizer. ZEN-Core combines modern PCM synthesis and advanced modeling to provide an infinite playground for sonic discovery. With over 1200 Tones, GM-800 users can play everything from pianos, organs, and orchestral instruments to classic Roland synth sounds like the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and many others.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Showcasing the String Armonica: Live Demo of a New Electro-Acoustic Synthesizer

video upload by The Sound Stone

"We are thrilled to showcase our new prototype: The String Armonica. This new electro-acoustic synthesizer employs electromagnets to resonate twelve distinct strings. Using the power of harmonic resonance, we've managed to design it to play up to 48 notes of full polyphony using a MIDI controller. All the sounds that this instrument produces originate solely from the vibrations of the strings themselves. Nested within the body of the instrument lies a a polyphonic synthesizer, which outputs notes that resonate the strings and they're octave harmonics.

The String Armonica works differently than how a guitar sustainer works. In a sustainer (Sound Stone, Ebow, etc), it will resonate a string regardless of its tuning. In order for the String Armonica to correctly work, the strings must be tuned so that they match the resonant frequency of the internal synthesizer. By adjusting the tuning pegs, you're able to 'voice' the loudness of each octave and can make certain octaves louder than others or of equal volume.

When you listen through headphones, the stereophonic output becomes evident as one set of strings is panned to the left and another to the right, creating a rich, immersive experience. However, a monophonic option is available as well.

The name of the instrument, 'The String Armonica,' pays homage to the rare Glass Armonica, an exquisite crystal glass instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. The resemblance in the sound produced by our instrument to that of a Glass Armonica is very similar which is why we thought of this name.

In our improvisation demonstration, we explore the instrument's potential by adjusting the volume with an expression pedal and using the mod wheel of the MIDI controller to generate a staccato tremolo effect.

It's important to note that this is a prototype. In its current state, it may appear a bit rough around the edges due to several adjustments and changes we've made along the way. The final manufactured version will be significantly more refined and less crude.

For those interested in owning one of these innovative instruments, we encourage you to add your name and email to our pre-order list. Once we are ready to commence manufacturing, we will send you additional information and a purchase link.

Here's the pre-order link:

We appreciate your interest in our creation.

Will from Merkaba Electronics"

Friday, April 14, 2023

NAMM 2023 - Instachord - Midi Instrument

video upload by sonicstate

"Daisuke Suwa introduced us to Instacord, a MIDI instrument that has 128 instruments built-in, allowing you to play various instruments such as the piano, guitar, and strings with just the press of a button. It comes with its own speaker and headphone jack output so you can play without needing an amp or a computer. It also has a USB out that doubles as a connection to your computer, and it's rechargeable with 10 hours of battery life.

The Instachord is both an instrument and interface and is designed to be used by musicians or beginners learning an instrument but without the long practice and sore fingers. New features, including a looper are being added, and the instrument will be supported with ongoing upgrades.

Currently only sold in Japan, Instachord is available for pre-order on Indiegogo for $370. If you're interested in a clever MIDI interface with 128 instruments built-in, this may be the instrument for you. For more information, visit their website or check out their Indiegogo page.

Price: available for pre-order on Indiegogo for $370.

More info:"

Thursday, April 13, 2023 Release Guitar Friendly, Pedal-Format Ghost & Golden Master | NAMM 2023

video upload by Reverb

" have released an expansive pedal version of their Ghost Eurorack module, a collaboration with Andrew Huang, as well as the Golden Master, a powerful multi-band compressor that is a rare bird in the pedal world. Both of these pedal adaptations have deep functionality and features, and are built with the highest quality in mind."

Saturday, April 08, 2023

360 System Spectre Oberheim SEM Synthesizer

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"This is an Oberheim SEM on the inside, originally marketed by 360 systems for the guitar market. This one was MODIFIED for CV Gate control (it’s not set up for use with guitar).

This unit was meticulously serviced over 10 hours to work like new again, no typical lies or excuses, making this unit better and more valuable than others you may find. Power supply recapped. Molex connector terminals replaced. VCO VCF VCA recalibrated. All pots and switches properly cleaned and lubed. Modified (see below). Audio input added. Cleaned inside and out.

Note: The latches that hold the lid in place are broken and we didn't have a source for replacements.

This 360 Systems Guitar Synth came to us without a guitar pickup (they're usually broken, when they're present), so we had our tech modify it for use with CV and gate from any compatible CV gate devices (including most if not all available midi to CV converters). He also modified it so there's full control over the VCA envelope generator, adding 2 potentiometers for the 2 envelope control that are missing from the stock Spectre in the place of 2 1/4" jacks that aren't needed when using it without a guitar. Since this unit's not set up for use with a guitar, the left side controls have no effect (string related stuff, octave select and transpose settings). We also need to make it clear that since we couldn't test the guitar related stuff, we have no idea whether the guitar section would work if you had a pickup, so are selling this unit strictly as is. If you plan on trying to use it with a guitar and pickup, please realize this. All other controls for the synth section are working perfectly and play beautifully via the CV and gate jacks."

Friday, March 31, 2023

Roland Vintage Analog Guitar Synthesizer Adjustment Setup GR-300 G-303 G-808 Max Performance

video upload by WayneJoness

"This video is going to show you how to adjust the guitar synth pickup height and sensitivity on a vintage Roland guitar synth controller.

The proper adjustment of the guitar synth pickup height and sensitivity is key to getting the best performance from a vintage Roland guitar synth. These adjustments apply to all the vintage controllers, from the GS-505, G-202, 303, 505, 707, 808 and the GK-1 as well as the Ibanez IMG2010.

For more information and diagrams:

Thank you Micki Kaufman for the Roland US-2!"

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

c.1977 Roland GR-500 Guitar Synthesizer | Inc. GR500 Synthesiser Connector Cable & Case SN 691454

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Guitar synthesizer microsynthesizer demo Lider -1 ,лидер -1 микросинтезатор демо demo spb 2023 test

video upload by Максим Котов

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Vintage 1978 Arp Avatar w/ Arturia Keystep

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"Vintage 1978 Arp Avatar analog synth module, with Arturia Keystep keyboard controller w/ built in sequencer and midi to cv. Basically a vintage late 70s odyssey mkIII in a module format. All ready to plug and play, comes with cv cables that go between the Avatar and Keystep. Or send midi to the keystep's built in midi to cv to use other midi controllers or sources. Fatter rawer richer than any clone or vst for pure analog tone...fat punchy bass, screaming highs, crazy bleep bloop sounds of all sorts, etc. Excellent shape & in fully working order...cleaned calibrated recapped, refinished real wood side panels."

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Roland GR-300 Analog Guitar Synthesizer - Pro Tip - Super Filter Modulation w/ Expression Ramper

video upload by WayneJoness

"The GR-300 lacks Filter Modulation, a staple of Analog Synthesizers. This video shows how to use the OBNE, Old Blood Noise Effects - Expression Ramper to modulate the GR-300 filter using the filter pedal input in the GR-300.

A big shout out to Ian Thompson who brought this to my attention! Thanks Ian!"

Sunday, February 19, 2023

K-Muse Photon Guitar MIDI Converter SN 1164 w/ Original Box

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"This listing is for a K-Muse Photon Guitar MIDI Converter Synthesizer System Mitch Holder

We are pleased to present this item from the personal gear arsenal of guitar great Mitch Holder. Mitch has a career spanning several decades starting in the 70s as one of the go-to sessions guitarists for top artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Richie, Dianna Ross, & Barry Manilow and playing on soundtracks such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and countless others!


Serial #1164

Bridge Pickup System
2x ROM Cartridges
MIDI Cable
Converter Cable
Owner's Manual
Original Box

UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 20.25" x 7.5" x 11.5" "


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