MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prophet-6, BLADE RUN-ISH, CS80-ish, Original, Blade Runner Style

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Bob Gomez

"Here is an original theme that sounds similar to Blade Runner type stuff. Performed on the Sequential Prophet-6 Synthesizer using a slightly tweaked version of Preset 360. Recorded direct to the Zoom Q3HD video recorder. 8/27/2015"

New Zero Hybrid Synthesizer with FM Capabilities for Reason

Published on Aug 24, 2015 Blamsoft

Zero Hybrid Synthesizer Overview
Zero Hybrid Synthesizer - Talking Bass Tutorial
Zero Hybrid Synth FM Bass Tutorial

"Introducing Zero Hybrid Synthesizer. In this video, Fretless Fingers walks through the features of the synth. Like what you see? Zero is available for free trial and purchase in the Propellerhead Shop."

"Zero Hybrid Synthesizer brings modern FM synthesis to the Reason rack. Featuring six operators with tons of waveform possibilities and a powerful algorithm matrix, you can create unique FM sounds not previously possible in Reason.

But it's not just for FM.

Zero also packs in additive, subtractive, and RM synthesis, flexible graphical envelopes, and three high quality on-board effects; chorus, delay, and reverb.

Factory presets by renowned sound designers Aiyn Zahev, eXode, and Navi Retlav Studio provide you quick access to a wide variety of sounds, like EDM plucks, lush pads, and aggressive bass.

Zero is a powerful beast, but still user friendly and fun for experimentation.

Product details

Zero packs additive, subtractive, FM, and RM synthesis into one very flexible and powerful synth. Six additive waveform generators, called operators, can modulate each other through frequency or ring modulation. There are two multi-mode filters for subtractive synthesis. Low frequency modulation is available through dedicated LFOs and envelopes in the operators, two global LFOs, and a comprehensive mod matrix. Three high quality on-board effects; chorus, delay, and reverb, complete the signal path.


300 factory presets designed by Aiyn Zahev, eXode, and Navi Retlav Studio provide you quick access to a wide variety of fresh sounds. Looking for EDM presets? Aiyn Zahev and eXode give you their best work.


Zero's operators have powerful additive synthesis engines with virtually endless possibilities. Start with a variable sine/triangle/saw/pulse waveform and duplicate it at any of 126 harmonic frequencies with adjustable magnitude and phase. Tweak the final output by setting the number of harmonics and spacing between harmonics. The operator waveforms are generated using up to 1024 sine oscillators for superb quality. Unison of up to 4 voices is provided.

Audio Rate Modulation

Frequency Modulation (FM) and Ring Modulation (RM) can be controlled by adjusting knobs in the matrix section. The ability to use FM and RM with the many unique waveform possibilities of the operators is one of the main reasons why Zero stands out in the Rack Extension crowd.


Zero offers two multi-mode filters, each with 16 modes. Each operator can be individually mixed into the filter inputs and the filters can be routed in series. The latest Zero Delay Feedback technology was incorporated into the filters for a state of the art design.

Low Frequency Modulation

Zero has very flexible envelopes, and plenty of them. Click and drag editing takes place in the graphical display so you can easily see the envelope shape. Each envelope can have up to six stages, with either free or tempo synced times. And the envelopes can be looped for powerful modulation possibilities. Each operator has a dedicated LFO, plus two global LFOs are available. A mod matrix provides routing to over 150 destinations.


The last stage in the signal path is the built-in effects. The Roland Dimension D style chorus nicely thickens up a sound. The Delay offers many tweakable parameters beyond the basics. And the reverb is a high quality Feedback Delay Network algorithm. The effect parameters can be modulated, nice for things like delay or reverb ducking.


Zero has numerous CV ins and outs for external control and modulation."

Spectral Gardening

Published on Aug 27, 2015 wellurban

X1L3 - circuit bent yamaha DD-6 - gate output demo with pro one

Published on Aug 27, 2015 manufacturedZ3R0 .

"Triggering the gate output on the dd6 via midi and using it to drive the sequential circuits pro one sequencer."

Rare Waves Grendel RA-9 Grenadier Semi Modular CV Gate Analog Synth

via this auction

Note Rare Waves is the brand and not rare as in a rare item. The Grendel RA-9 Grenadier is an Eric Archer design under Rare Waves LLC.

MOOG SOURCE Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 292

via this auction

Red Sound eleVAta

via this auction

Funny, I don't think I ever really noticed the capital VA in the name before now. VA as in Virtual Analog of course.

"The eleVAta is a virtual analog poly-synth with a big analog sounds. The same DSP analog modeling synthesizer technology used in the DarkStar has been beefed up for this sound module. It is 16-voice polyphonic and has 8 multi-timbral parts.
The front panel swivels 90 degrees to facilitate rack-mounting or desktop use. Knobs are plainly laid out for the oscillator, filter, envelope, and LFO sections in a simple, streamlined and intuitive interface.
The Elevata is also upgradeable via EPROMs you can buy for a little over $100 each and install yourself. The Vocoda EPROM adds vocoder capability. There is room for up to 3 EPROMs. With multiple (6) outputs, stereo inputs for processing external audio, and full MIDI implementation"

Abstract Data - ADE-32 Octocontroller - Dark Drones

Published on Aug 27, 2015 DivKidMusic

"Here's the third (and final for now) patch video from the ADE-32 Octocontroller which is actually out today too on the new revamped Abstract Data website -

Again using all 8 outputs to trigger, control and modulate all the sounds in the patch."

Dual Powertran Transcendent 2000 synths - test and check...

Published on Aug 27, 2015 noddyspuncture

"Here are the two Transcendent's I near to completing repairs on. Difficult to get them both into shot..! The one on the right still needs it's noise generator resurrecting... the IC's are on the way. Both were dead on arrival, one was missing it's power supply. Both needed drastic keyboard contact work amongst a host of other issues. Luckily I've gotten to the bottom of all the problems and these will be going back to their owner soon..."

Drone- MS20 Modulating Moog Voyager XL

Published on Aug 27, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Dark drone created by modulating the Moog Voyager XL with the Korg MS20s Modulation Generator."

Robert Rich | Modular Improvisation

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"Ambient musician and composer, Robert Rich, is well-known for creating immersive soundscapes that transport the listener to another place. While studying in Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics during the 1980s, Robert would perform nine hour 'Sleep Concerts' - influencing the REM sleep cycle of the audience with auditory stimulus.

During a visit to the Moog Music factory in Asheville, NC, Robert engaged in an atmospheric session with the Moog Modular System 55. Controlling the massive hand-wired synthesizer, Robert orchestrates a sonic continuum that evokes the perpetual organic motion of the natural world.

Recently, to celebrate the legacy of the Minimoog Voyager RME, Robert composed a three song EP of evolving ambience titled, "Hiding In Daylight". Rich's work is a meditative exploration of organic sound, drawing on the rich tonal palette of the Minimoog Voyager RME. Listen and download "Hiding In Daylight" here.

Regarded as a pioneer of the ambient style, Robert Rich's output of surrealist soundscapes and experimental exhibitions spans over three decades. Watch as Robert talks candidly about his earliest musical influences, modular synthesizers, and learning polyrhythm from tree frogs in this video interview [below and previously posted here] from Moog's CAT 5 series."

CAT 5 | Robert Rich

Published on Jun 29, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"Ambient musician and composer Robert Rich joins Moog Music via Skype for the latest installment of the Category 5 interview series. Named after the cables used to enable modern digital communication, the CAT 5 series offers unique insight into the architects of todays creative landscape.

Regarded as a pioneer of the ambient style, Robert's output of surrealist soundscapes and experimental exhibitions spans over three decades. Listen as Robert Rich talks candidly about his earliest musical influences, modular synthesizers and learning polyrhythm from tree frogs."

Modular Wild Presents Mattson Synthrotek MST VCO-Basic Waveforms

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Modular Wild

"A short demonstration of raw waveforms from the Mattson Synthrotek MST VCO. We also do a short demo of the VCO when used with a sequencer. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

All parts:

Moog Hands

via ExperimentalSynth

Abstract Data ADE-32 Octocontroller Now Available

via Abstract Data

"Highly configurable Control, Modulation, Triggering and Pattern module. 8 simultaneous Outputs and 12, individually assignable, Output types.

Output and Modulation types include Pulses, Gates, LFOs, Digital Noise, Loopable S&H modes and a collection of Arpeggios and Rhythmic Loops.

Tempo-sync for all Outputs is provided by the on-board Clock or
an External Clock Input with Tempo ranges from 20 to 270 BPM.

Outputs can be set to any Clock Division or Multiple from 1/16th
of a Beat to 16 Bars and can be Offset up to 360 Degrees.

Intuitive interface allows user-definable control over knob and parameter behavior to match the preferences of individual users.


EMW Synthesizer Model 101 demonstration

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Karen Paulo

Kenton cultivates connections with bi-directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor

"LONDON, UK: MIDI utilities specialist Kenton is proud to announce availability of the D-SYNC bi-directional MIDI to DIN Sync convertor — an appropriately-named new addition to its growing family of compact and sturdy MIDI utility boxes that cleverly converts MIDI Clock to DIN Sync (sync24) and DIN Sync to MIDI Clock signals — as of August 27…

Appreciating the intrinsic value of this unassuming, yet useful little utility box — as attractively priced as it is — involves an appreciation of electronic musical instrument synchronisation; so, for the benefit of the uninitiated, here goes…

GAK150 Valve Synth for Kontakt - Overview

Published on Aug 27, 2015 audiothing

"Get this library here:

GAK150 is a synthesizer for Kontakt 5 made by sampling a Gakken SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit passing through a Metasonix R-54 Tube VCO/VCF."

Sounds better than the original. :)

Gakkens on eBay

Dark Sessions 001 - Sleeping giants

Published on Aug 27, 2015 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 003 -
Dark Sessions 001 - Sleeping giants -

A patch featuring only the 5U/MU system. The system was triggerd/synched via the Q104 Midi interface, getting signals from ableton live. The signal synchs the Corsynth VCLFO and the Hexinvert quad simpleseq. Though the synching wasn't really necessary. Had it running from a different patch and just forgot to unplug it.
The whole thing was put through massive reverb from Ableton Lives own reverb VST. No other post processing.

Like the track? Download it for free here:

Patchsheet is available here: (Made with"

Supermoon Preparation

Supermoon Preparation from Bryan Noll on Vimeo.

"Performed on a modular synthesizer using Ableton Live for effects and mixing.

This piece emerged from the patch I was working on in preparation for a Supermoon music/camping party this weekend at my home in the Catskills. Other artists performing include two snake plants and a handful of people the likes of Gen Ken Montgomery, G Lucas Crane, Joe and Jon from Data Garden, Lampeo, et al.

The patch is intended to facilitate a 30-minute live set, while the recorded piece is one movement of the entire set. Tides is set up to be played either by René (as we hear in this movement) or by Yarns’ arpeggiator and/or directly from the QuNexus. Ableton Live provides additional reverb, delay, filtering, mixing, mutes, and looper, all controlled without the need to see the computer screen using an iPhone 6 running a custom Lemur template.

Variation in the patch is created by changing time using Yarns tempo and clock divisions and the steps and fills of ADDAC402, while changing pitch/tonality with René, QuNexus, Disting, and of course shaping envelopes, wiggling of knobs, and jamming out the effects with the Lemur interface.


Stekker 2015: Colin Benders Modular Setup

Published on Aug 27, 2015 sonicstate

"Stekker 2015: Mr Kyteman gives a performance and a rundown of the modular rig he used for his performance at Modulation."

Waldorf Q Rack 32-Voice with OLED Display & Phoenix Knobs SN 030926117

via this auction

"Here is the fully expanded and upgraded Waldorf Q Rack.

You will love the in-your-face sound of this synth.

Comes with User Manual and Power Cord.
This Just came back from Waldorf in Germany, I asked them to go over everything - The invoice is my proof of service. (See Photos).
The blue tape on the back is to cover a hole for an external power supply I was using after the original died. Waldorf replaced the internal power supply so that works now.
Some usual wear and tear for a synth of this age going in and out of racks.

On to the enhancements:
-Old LCD display has been replaced with a 40,000 hour Third Generation OLED Display. This thing really pops and the response is very fast.

-New Knobs - Phoenix Transparent knobs to be exact - No nasty hand oils left over from the previous owner :)

-Firmware Update - This new update has a new boot layout with a logo and includes all the latest fixes from Waldorf.

-32 Voice Expansion Card - Enjoy the full DSP expanded capabilities with more available voices!!

Put plainly, this baby is ready to rock and is fully serviced and functional!!!"

expanded modular system for sale

via this auction

"2 heavy keyboard stands. 1 custom keyboard garage. 1 keyboard.( I main cabinet +2 tiers). 9-oscillators.1 ring mod. 1 signal processer. 2 -960 sequencers. 4 sequential switches. 2 noise outputs. 1 sample@hold. 2-8channel mixers. 3-multiples. 1-pan @fade. 1-slew limiter. 1-midi interface. 1-state variable filter. 2-transister ladder filters( moog type) 1-distributer. 1-instrument interface. 1 connector interface. 2nd. tier power supply.4-envelope generators.2-amplifiers. 50 assorted cables."

Soviet ALISA 1377 SN 2178

via this auction

See this post for a great demo of one. You can also search for ALISA 1377 on the top right.

Moog minimoog Model D SN 6198

via this auction

"The following things were done to it... new knobs, new bushings, new key tops, new power cord. The electronics were restored to improve stability and reliability. Switchcraft jacks were used in the GATE IN/CV IN mod. done to this minimoog."

Emulator II - Loading sounds

Published on Sep 17, 2013 Karen Paulo

"EMULATOR II + HD - Loading some sounds"

Steiner-Parker Synthacon Demo

Published on Jul 17, 2013 Karen Paulo

Audiothingies P6 - LFO Step Seq example

Published on Aug 27, 2015 audiothingies

"Short demo featuring 2 sounds made with a P6:
- The bass sound (this track is frozen inside Ableton Live)
- The polyphonic pad sound

I gradually add some step-sequenced LFO modulation to the filter cutoff.

Drum sounds come from a 'tweaked-to-taste' Max for Live drumsynth preset.
All sequences created/recorded with Push + Live 9"

[HD] Electro - Roland Aira TB- 3, Roland MX-1, Roland VT-3, Access Virus A ,Roland Mc-808,Korg EMX

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Nico Silva Oliveira

"Nico Silva Oliveira - Jam Night Live Video 6/2015
Live Setup: Roland Aira TB- 3, Roland Aira Mx-1, Access Virus A, Roland Mc- 808, Korg EMX, NI Maschine, Pioneer DJM 900 Nexus"


Published on Aug 27, 2015 SugoiGaijin

(Best in HD)
Getting inspired these days by this incredible and happy music!! Hope you guys like it!!
See you next week!!

(Mejor en HD)
Estos días me siento especialmente influenciado por este alucinante género!! Espero que os guste!!
Hasta la semana que viene!!"

Roland Releases New SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

It looks like we have a new PLUG-OUT synthesizer based on the original Roland System-100. Note the EMS pin style patch routing matrix on the lower left. The PLUG-OUT is available for the System-1/1m, AU & VST. With the 1m you get the physical semi-modular patching capabilities. This brings the total number of individual PLUG-OUT synths for the System-1/1m to five including the System-1, SH-101, SH-2, and Promars.

"The SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a modern reproduction of the now-legendary semi-modular monosynth from 1975. It integrates the features of the original Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander units, resulting in an incredibly fat and uniquely versatile two oscillator monosynth with modular routing capabilities. Designed for SYSTEM-1 and 1m as well as Mac and PC hosts, the new SYSTEM-100 uses Analog Circuit Behavior to faithfully recreate every detail of the warm, expansive sound of the original, with a level of authenticity that can only come from Roland.

Perfect replica of SYSTEM-100 sound and behavior
ACB provides expansive, liquid tone of the original
Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander in a single instrument
Sophisticated architecture with dual VCO, dual LFO, S&H, Ring Mod, Noise and more
Versatile semi-modular patching capabilities
Integrated Phaser with modulation inputs, Reverb and Delay
Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter capabilities
VST, AU and PLUG-OUT compatible

Modular Monosynth

Created in 1975, and both distinctive and sought-after to this day, the SYSTEM-100 broke new ground for monosynths. In addition to its ultra-fat oscillators and creamy filters, it had modular patching capabilities, vastly increasing the sound design options. Pairing a Model 101 Synthesizer with a Model 102 Expander gave you two VCOs and two LFOs to work with, as well as Sample and Hold, Ring Modulation and a Noise Generator that all worked seamlessly together. With the addition of its modular routing capabilities, the SYSTEM-100’s sonic palette was staggering - effortlessly turning out the fattest of bases, in-your-face sync leads, dense textures, and exotic soundscapes.

The New SYSTEM-100

With the new SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer, the sound of this legendary instrument is perfectly reproduced and brought to life with Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB). ACB faithfully captures the sound and feel of our most revered classics, using original design specs, and a detailed, part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit. While the sound and behavior is reproduced with total accuracy, there are a number of modern additions that improve upon the original design.

The features of the original Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander are combined into a single interface, allowing you to use both VCOs, both LFOs, S&H, Ring Mod and so on with no patching. Of course, the signal path can be altered and parameters modulated by connecting cables between the patch points. A new 14x15 Routing Matrix makes for super-quick patching with all connections still visually reflected as patch cables on the SYSTEM-100’s control panel. You can toggle patching on/off as well as quickly see the entire signal flow with convenient buttons right above the Routing Matrix.

Like other PLUG-OUTs there are dual ADSR envelopes (VCF and VCA) and the advanced pattern generation of the Scatter equipped Arpeggiator. Six arpeggio types with six step settings combine with variable Scatter type and depth to create a seemingly infinite selection of patterns. A lush phaser with modulation inputs joins the superb reverb and delay, creating an effects section perfectly suited for synth sounds.


While multiple instances of the SYSTEM-100 plug-in can be used in any VST or AU compatible DAW, the SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer offers seamless integration and unique capabilities for SYSTEM-1 and SYSTEM-1m owners, including knob-per-function hardware control, stand-alone portability, and semi-modular patching capabilities (1m only).

Connect a SYSTEM-1/1m to your computer and it becomes a dedicated controller, only lighting the appropriate knobs and sliders pertinent to the SYSTEM-100. Transfer sounds back and forth between the hardware and software and even use the SYSTEM-1/1m as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface. Or break free entirely and PLUG-OUT directly to the SYSTEM-1/1m, creating a stand-alone hardware SYSTEM-100 synthesizer with real physical controls that can go anywhere and doesn’t require a computer.

With the SYSTEM-1m, you can even use the physical audio and CV/Gate patch points on the hardware with any of the available PLUG-OUT synths. This means semi-modular versions of classic Roland synths are now possible. Pairing the SYSTEM-100 with the SYSTEM-1m gives you dedicated high-resolution controls and both virtual and physical routing and modulation capabilities. The results are simply mind-bending."

Roland System-1s on eBay

Modular WIld Present PROFILE-Mattson Synthrotek MST VCO

Published on Aug 26, 2015 Modular Wild

"A short unboxing and overview of the soon to be shipping (August 27,2015) Mattson-Synthrotek MST VCO. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Twisted Beats & Bitr Seqs

Published on Aug 26, 2015 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
In this track, I have the Korg Volca Beats going thru the Korg KP3 playing a tape delay effect. The DSI Evolver is running thru the Alesis Bitrman, utilizing it's distortion, squashing compression, and occational tweaks from the dual phaser & FM (frequency modulator). All this is going into a Mackie Onyx mixer then recorded into Logic, where I add some compression, Eq, & a dash of Reverb."

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