Synths

moonmodular gear on stage @SYNCH festival 2009 Athens

YouTube via moonmodular. Somewhat NSFW image comes in at :15.
"The German "krautrock" Band YOU performs with moonmodular gear a concert at the Benaki museum, Athens.

Line up on Sunday 14 june 2009 - 8pm:

· Merzbow (live) - JP,

· Schaltkreis Wassermann (live) - CH,

· YOU (live) - DE,

· Egotrya (live) - IT"






Ensoniq SQ-80 Demo Song: "Don't Stop"

YouTube via derekaggs11
"A song I made using only my Ensoniq SQ-80 and Alesis MIDIVERB III effects processor."






Admin: Full Feeds Back On

For those of you that read the site via RSS readers, you might have noticed missing images and cut posts this past weekend. I turned off the full feed on Saturday to test something. Testing is complete and full feeds are back on.

For those of you that never come directly to the site, I encourage you to do so. There are other resources you might be missing out on, such as the header links on top of the page, the resources on the right pane of the site, the archives, labels for more info on posts and... the classic MATRIXSYNTH green on black of course! :) http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com






Roland JD-990 ROM Play Demo Songs

YouTube via zibbybone
"Built-in demos songs for the powerful, Super JD synth module. Be sure to check out my other videos of vintage electronic instruments and subscribe to my Channel for updates."






Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

expansion card slots in bottom image

"For more detailed information about the JD800 check out the JD800 Center website: http://www.geocities.com/jd800center"











Roland TR-606 with 3 DRP Dr. Pads

YouTube via bbow73. This was for an old auction by wobb37 which is no longer listed.






Ensoniq FIZMO transwave synthesizer

via this auction
"For those of you who are curious, then I have to say that the Fizmo is very different from Waldorf style wavetable synthesizers. I might go as far as to say that it is esoteric. You could spend a good deal of time programing a patch, make one turn of the transwaves and have an entirely different sound on your hands. Some of the transwaves are non-musical, and the harmonics will animate is a very strange way. I thought that this was going to be a good alternative to a Microwave XT, it is a very different animal. To further complicate things the effects section is based off of the DP-4 processor which introduces the ability to integrate effects into the modulation matrix, this synth has a pretty steep learning curve. I admit that I bit off more than I could chew with this synth. Consider yourself warned, all sales are final. Having said all of that, the thing sounds beautiful. The swirling and transforming textures are organic and alien at the same time. I've never heard anything else like it. In the video I tried to demonstrate how quickly a sound could transform in dramatically bizarre directions, but the mic on my camera is small, and most of the base response was not captured, but I assure you, this thing will shake your windows. **The Fizmo has been criticized by based on the voltage regulator and a processing delay from the real time controls. I have not observed either of these" Which means if you pick this one up you better take care of it. See this article on Carbon111 for more info on the Fizmo regulator fix.

YouTube via bbow73
"For an ebay auction. Machinedrum in background. This is a very fun synth to tweak, it always ends up in strange unexpected places. All the knobs make it look like a virtual analog, but it's more like a wavetable synth, but still very different (but just as gratifying) as a virtual analog."
Ensoniq Fizmo noodling






Rare Vintage Roland GR-100 Guitar Synthesizer

via this auction