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Thursday, July 04, 2024

FM MIDI Synth Photo-Theremin

video upload by TroniCraft Instruments

"An FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer with experimental sounds. Optional photo sensors for optical Theremin effects.
Made by Tony Amendolare of &
Can be used with any external MIDI Transmitter, keyboard or software like Ableton or Pure Data."

Sunday, August 13, 2023

The Orca Synth - A photocell light controlled digital synthesizer, played like a Theremin

video upload by LunaKraft Instruments

LunaKraft also made The Guitron I. Unfortunately the video there is no longer available, but you will find some pics.

"Digital music synthesizer created in the 'circuit bent' style, uses two photocell light sensors to create synth notes in any selectable key.

Each photocell controls notes for one voice of the synthesizer, each voice can be modified separately.
1. Octave control: selects 1-4 octaves for each voice.
2. Modulation effect control.
3. Control note length of each voice.
4. Waveforms: Square, Sine, Triangle, Ramp, Noise.
5. *Select 12 different keys.
6. A chorus effect.
7. Note pulse effect.

Some of the sounds remind me of the sonar sounds made by whales, hence the name Orca Synth."

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Strange Synthesizers of Japan by Hiromichi Oohashi - Synth Book w/ CD

Hiromichi Oohashi wrote in to let us know about his new synth book featuring rare and somewhat strange synthesizers from Japan. The book features synths from his collection along with a CD of audio/music. You can find the book via the publisher Rittor Music (Japan) (published Nov.2021), and on Amazon JP here.

You can find a list of the synths featured by chapter further below.

Details on the book from Hiromichi Oohashi follow.

"This art book introduces many of Japanese most rare and strange electronic musical instruments (1960s~1980s) from author's private collection for long years.

Contains over 130 synthesizers, rhythm machines, organs, toy instruments, speech synths, etc most of these rare instruments will be the first public release. All color pages, lot of beautiful photo of these unique instruments with simple and detailed text, all photos and book design by author himself.

Contribution from Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)

Foreword by Eric Schneider (author of TOY INSTRUMENTS/MBP)

Attached CD has original music using these strange instruments so you can hear what these synth sounds like.

CD's music made by author's band KINO-MODERNO (world-renowned electronic music duo)

Hiromichi Oohashi is an artist born in Tokyo 1961
after studied art & design at Kuwazawa Design School in Tokyo
works as an artist and producer for Art, Design and Music
also known as collector of rare electronic musical instruments
in 1990 released groundbreaking [ VIDEO DRUG2/Phuture ] and get noticed
member of electronic music duo KINO-MODERNO since 1984
president of DAT PLANET PRODUKT"

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year From MATRIXSYNTH! - A Look Back at 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

I want to start by thanking everyone that comes to MATRIXSYNTH and helps make it what it is - the readers, the supporters, and of course all the sponsors on the right.

THANK YOU and have a GREAT 2015!!!

This site is a labor of love and a ton of work. This site is ultimately meant to be an testament to everything synth in the making. We have over nine years of daily synth history captured here, 119,983 published posts. I can't wait to see what the future brings us in 2015!

That said, here are a few interesting bits from 2014 in the longest post of the year. ;)


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

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