MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Moog Sub 37 Mega Demo 64 Patches

Published on Sep 21, 2015 gstormelectro

"All video and audio by G-Storm Electro c.2015
Visit to download the patches.

Doing something a little different this time. I have packed ALL 64 of my original Sub 37 patches into a 4-track MEGA DEMO, a cornucopia of basses, leads, arpeggios, and otherworldly sound effects. Everything you hear is ALL SUB 37, I wanted something true to the tone of just the Sub 37 and nothing else. You may see other effects and things in the background, but NONE are used here.

It took two weeks to compose, film, and edit the video.

The patches are free to download on my blog as a system exclusive file, AKA sysex. If you do, be sure to FIRST backup your own sounds to a computer, and confirm they are saved. If you need guidance be sure to check out my video at for uploading sysex patches to a synthesizer using a MIDI utility program like MidiOX."

Yamaha VOCALOID4 Cyber Diva Now Shipping

"Now Shipping: Yamaha VOCALOID™ Singing Voice Synthesis Technology Offers Realistic Vocal Library in American English

BUENA PARK, Calif. (September 21, 2015)—Yamaha today announced that new software products built on VOCALOID 4, the company’s powerful voice synthesis engine, are now shipping.

Under development by Yamaha since March 2000, VOCALOID enables users to simply input melody and lyrics to synthesize a singing voice. Making their debut on the platform are the Cyber Diva voice library in American English and VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase.

Cyber Diva is the first VOCALOID exclusive Singer Library with an American English female voice that delivers remarkable expression with clear speech, powerful long tones and smooth vocalization in any genre. The package includes a new feature, Growl Expression, which produces a harsher, gruff tone. Cyber Diva also comes with instrument features for building temporary tracks that serve as a bed for the virtual vocalist. Geared toward professional music producers, Cyber Diva lets users input melodies or lyrics to create the vocal lines.

Two more products, VOCALOID4 Editor and VOCALOID Editor for Cubase, include several new features for innovative music production. Cross-Synthesis lets users design nuanced voice tones by blending two different sound libraries—one to enhance power and attack, the other to emphasize expressiveness like the sustain and release of notes. Growl adds hard tremolo to the voice for a more realistic and versatile sound. Pitch Render allows for editing the smoothness of pitch linkage or the level of vibrato application by using a visual display to make the settings.

'Cyber Diva and VOCALOID4 Editor represent the culmination of years of perfecting the subtleties of virtual vocals,” said Lacy Privette, director, Steinberg North America. “This brings a new level of authenticity to voice synthesis
technology, especially for background parts, so that producers and musicians can test ideas and flesh out tracks even when no singer is present.'

Cyber Diva, VOCALOID Editor for Cubase and VOCALOID4 Editor (each MSRP: $130.99) are now available.

For more information, visit"

Sequencing: Linn 9000. Demo Live Jamming: 1980s Synths.

Published on Sep 21, 2015 javd007

"Sequencing: How to create songs on the fly with a Linn 9000s powerful sequencer. Synths are: Yamaha TX 816, Yamaha DX7, and Roland Juno 106. Effects and mixing are a secret!"

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - Cakewalk Z3TA+

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"In this week, 7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth features Cakewalk Z3TA+ Synthesizer. If you have already the version for PC and MAC, so you know what you can do with this Synthesizer. This power is now available for iPad and it's fantastic for IOS."

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 319832

via this auction

"The legendary Roland SH-101 monophonic analog bass synthesizer is in perfect working order. Total beast machine. The battery cover did crack off but still can be shut (see photo). There is also no sign of rust inside of the battery compartment. Amazing mono machine with one of the best sequencers in the business. This thing is legend and its pretty obvious why."

Roland Juno-106S Synthesizer SN 521308

via this auction

Korg SQ-1 controlling Korg Rhythm 55B demo from Warstat #12 :o)=

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Druweed

FutureRetro XS vs Vermona DRM1

Published on Sep 21, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Just a glimpse at the sheer, raw analog power of the FutureRetro XS monosynth. Sadly I had my compressor settings a bit too harsh... only I got to experience the amazing sound live, but you get the idea. Interestingly this sequence sounds a lot like the 1st track on an EP I did 6 months ago:"

Analog Diaries 21092015

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Kevin Polzer

"21 sept 2015 mc202 tb-303 dsi tempest volca keys/bass full analog"

Light In The Attic Announces Jodorowsky's Dune Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Kurt Stenzel

Published on Sep 16, 2015 Light In The Attic Records

Be sure to see my post on The Synths of Jodorowsky's Dune with some words from Kurt Stenzel on the synths used in the soundtrack.

"This track is from Light In The Attic Records' release of Kurt Stenzel's original score to the documentary 'Jodorowsky's Dune.' It is available for purchase on vinyl & CD here:

Available: November 13th, 2015

This is the soundtrack to the story about the greatest film that never was.

Jodorowsky’s Dune tells the tale of cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, Dune, to the big screen. Composer Kurt Stenzel gives life to a retro-futuristic universe as fantastic as Jodorowsky’s own vision for his Dune–a film whose A-list cast would have included Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger in starring roles and music by psychedelic prog-rockers Pink Floyd.

Building upon director Frank Pavich’s idea for a score with a 'Tangerine Dream-type feel,' Stenzel lays out a cosmic arsenal of analog synthesizers that would make any collector green at the gills: among other gems are a rare Moog Source, CZ-101s, and a Roland Juno 6, as well as unorthodox instruments like a toy Concertmate organ and a Nintendo DS. 'I also played guitar and did vocals,' says Stenzel, 'some chanting… and some screaming, which comes naturally to me.' The score also features narration by Jodorowsky himself. As Stenzel notes, 'Jodo’s voice is actually the soundtrack’s main musical instrument–listening to him was almost like hypnosis, like going to the guru every night.'

This highly-anticipated soundtrack LP was sequenced and mixed by Stenzel with the listener in mind and flows through a 'four-sides' LP approach. 'I wanted it to play like the records I grew up with, where every side was a journey.'

First time release
Liner notes by composer Kurt Stenzel
Original artwork by Nick Stewart Hoyle
2xLP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket
Includes download card for full album pre-order edition:
- 'Cosmic Swirl' Wax limited to 1,000 copies (2 per customer)
- Silver foil numbered jacket
- Includes folded 27″×40″ poster with artwork by Nick Stewart Hoyle"

Soundtrack Listing:

The Mini Sega Twist (DIY MIDI Controller) Unboxing

Published on Sep 18, 2015 KM Productions

"The official unboxing (and example) of Kyle's hand crafted DIY MIDI Controller 'The Mini Sega Twist'. It consists of 4 potentiometer knobs built inside a Sega Genesis video game cartridge. In this video it is controlling 4 FX knobs in Ableton Live.

*Special Thanks to Toby Hendricks aka Otem Relik ( he helped out a ton with providing base code/sketches for this.

All controllers use a Teensy 2.0 Board:"

Birdkids THE BATELEUR VCO - Minute (and a half) Patch #2

Published on Sep 21, 2015 birdkids

"MINUTE PATCH: A series of simple and not so simple patches - duration: 1 minute
No rules, no dogmas.

This patch is a saw and sub octave summed into the filter, output to vca, makenoise rené is sequencing arpeggios, MATHS running exponential envelopes.
Slight Spring Reverb & MXR Carbon Copy Delay"

Make Noise PHONOGENE // Mutable CLOUDS // The Fun Of TWEAKING // Lip Brass 1

Published on Sep 21, 2015 LESINDES

"This PHONOGENE firmware v.372 IS FOR SALE
Lip Brass Session 1:
This is real fun of tweaking now: Make Noise PHONOGENE fed with a nice vocal sample and Mutable Instruments CLOUDS."

AC Sabre: Sound Wand for iOS

AC Sabre: Synthesizer Solo

Published on Sep 18, 2015 soundwandapp

Three new videos for AC Sabre. Based on the video description AC Saber will be a new app. Curious how it will differ from their previous Sound Wand apps.

Sound Wand Harp - A Magical Motion-Based Musical Instrument - Air Craft
Sound Wand MIDI Controller - Motion-Based Music Creation - Air Craft

"AC Sabre - Sophisticated music with your movements. Coming soon..."


Published on Sep 21, 2015 The Phantom Wave

"a new track for my upcoming first EP, I've recorded this session LIVE then I'm chopping parts to create a larger track from this.

Gear list:
KORG ESX1 + Moog voyager + Buchla 200e + Teenage Engineering OP1"

Analogue Solutions Telemark V2 SN 7650

via this auction

"Analogue Solutions Telemark V2 synth with officially fitted wooden side-cheeks. The unit is in next to perfect condition..."

Roland Jupiter 6 Synthesizer SN 250170

via this auction

"Unit is used and has minimal signs of wear but for a 80's unit is in great condition. I had our local music store fully test this unit had everything is working - all lights , keys , buttons ect. They said there was some crackling on some slides and just needed to be cleaned. Unit is sold as-is since it is a vintage electronic item but guaranteed not to be DOA."

That image of it resting on the controls...

Clavia Nord Rack 2 with Custom Wood Enclosure Stand

via this auction

"Used Nord Rack 2 from Clavia in good physical condition, with only minor signs of use. I've owned this since 2005 and it's been reliable. Tested and all functions seem to be perfect, but being sold as is due to age. Comes with handmade wooden case, custom fit to use on a desktop or stage."

Noise Music | Korg Volca Sample | Eurorack

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Iteration and Discord

"Clocking the korg volca sample with the delptronics triggerman set to random. I made and loaded my own samples which are about 1 to 2 bars in length. Instead of shortening the loop length, I am playing the whole loop and manipulating the tempo. The sample is fed into a germanium fuzz module and the make noise erbe verb."

Dominion 1 - Track 3

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Sensenwerk

"Note: This is intended as an audio demo only.
Some National Park footage to avoid an empty screen.

Drums, delay, reverb and Glitch² in Cubase 7.5.

All other audio from Dominion 1."

The New Roland Boutique Synths - JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, K-25M - Pics & Full Details

We saw the JP-08 here. The full line of new Roland Boutique mini synths have been leaked.  The source as far as I can tell was Zzounds via Google cache: JP-08 ($399), JU-6 ($299), JX-03 ($299), K-25M ($99).

The first thing to note is the mini keyboards on these are optional. They are all desktop synths and the front panel can be angled to different degrees including flat when mounted to the keyboard. Each is a four voice synth but can be chained to add an additional 4 voices per unit. Each can run on batteries and has a built-in speaker. The keyboard is purchased separately. Details and pics on each follow.

"Roland JP-08 Synthesizer Module
The legendary Jupiter-8 synth is back - as a limited-edition module no bigger than a book. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control and that iconic Jupiter sound. With an array of 36 knobs and sliders from the original Jupiter-8 front panel, the 4-voice JP-08 is highly programmable and encourages sonic experimentation, especially with the built-in speaker and battery operation. Using Roland's acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology the JP-08 faithfully reproduces the original Jupiter-8 sounds and adds a few new twists in the form of extra LFOs and expanded VCO range. You can even slide the JP-08 into the K-25m keyboard unit (not included) for a self-contained, go-anywhere synth experience.

Huge Synth. Small Package.
The Jupiter-8 was a big synth in every way; physically imposing with loads of knobs and sliders, and most importantly, a huge sound. The JP-08 retains the big sound of the Jupiter-8 but shrinks everything else - including the price - into a module measuring under 12" across.

Hands-on control
With such an expressive sound engine, you'll want to shape the sounds to match your mood. With 36 of the original parameters accessible from the front panel, the JP-08 is all about hands-on control, and even users of the Jupiter-8 will quickly feel at home as the user interface and programming 'feel' is highly reminiscent of the original.

New Sound-Shaping Options
Even though the JP-08 is an authentic recreation of the Jupiter-8, Roland also included a few extras. The JP-08 adds several new waveforms to the original architecture, including TRI and NOISE for the LFO and SIN for VCO-1, and both VCOs have an expanded range for even more sound shaping potential.

4ms - Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR)

Published on Sep 21, 2015

"Here's the full overview of the Spectral Multiband Resonator or 'SMR'. Had loads of fun with this, it's a massively powerful tool to have in the rack. For studio style sound design or live sound manipulation. It works great with live acoustic sources or just dropping modular based FX or basic waveforms in.

Here's a "First Patch" that I made when I first got the unit -[posted here] - some musical drones on offer there.

Feels like everytime I go play with this there's more that I could keep doing regarding a video but it had to stop somewhere! Fire away with any questions."

New Soviet Polivoks Desktop Synth from Alex Pleninger in the Works

Update: demo videos added below.

An approved clone of the Polivoks coming from Alex Pleninger.


Some new info from Alex Pleninger in via Soviet Space Child:

"The most important parts (defining sound) are soviet old stock, it includes filter, vca and both envelope generators
The osc are heavily reworked to provide stability, which is really excellent
Modulator made cv controlled, with additional waveforms
And all stuff is still 100% analogue
Excluding midi"

I asked him further about the VCO designs, i.e. if they're based on the originals, and he had this to say:

"Yes, the design is almost the same as in the old one
And one more point
The machine is approved by Kuzmin
We signed a deal
And it is built like a tank, believe me"

And via traffkin in the comments: "in close collaboration with Alexey Taber, great engineer and synth guru :)"

Polivoks in action videos. Use the controls at the bottom of the player to skip previously viewed videos if needed.

Togu Audio Line - TAL U-NO-LX 2.7 Update

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is an overview of the new features of TAL U-NO-LX 2.7

- Some improvements in the menu preset browser

- Service Control / Voice Detuning added (SC button on the top)

- Microtuning file import

- Scalable Vector User Interface"

Xaoc Devices - Karl Marx Stadt (KMS)

Xaoc Devices - Karl Marx Stadt (KMS) / Second run

Published on Jun 10, 2015 eightballpl

"Xaoc Devices - Karl Marx Stadt (KMS) / Second run
No effects used on KMS, raw signal from mixer

Sorry for not synchronized audio-video-disco. Codec error."

Xaoc Devices - Karl Marx Stadt (KMS) / First run

Published on Jun 10, 2015

"Xaoc Devices - Karl Marx Stadt (KMS) / First run
No effects used on KMS, raw signal from mixer"

Smomid Table Controller

Published on Sep 20, 2015 nicnut210

Controlling Max/MSP.

RIOW ARAI - ODYSSEY2015 (2015)

Published on Aug 27, 2015 riow arai

"spin-off album. download only.
Playing KORG Arp Odyssey only.


Novation Drum Station iPad editor

Published on Sep 21, 2015 tffshtt

"Free download, no login or registration required:
To use this editor you have to have the TB MIDI stuff app on your iPad. It is available in the app store for under $5. All 808 and 909 parameters are accessible. Sorry about the mid-video template editing, but this was a final check to see if all parameters were working and at least you get to see how easy it is to change the MIDI messages being sent from TBMS."

Speak & Math Circuit-bending with LFO

Published on Jul 14, 2015 Uoki Toki

via this auction


- Pitch pot
- Glitch/Hold pot
- LFO for pitch (Speed, Shape Waveform, Depth)
- LFO speed for trigger button "Go" with on/off button
- Reset Button
- Switches: bitcrusher, Vader voice, Crackle, Glitch, Robot, Death Glitch, Hold.
Runs only from 9V DC power supply!! (not included) 2.1mm center positive."

Critter & Guitari Septavox Synthesizer - Black

via this auction

"The Septavox synthesizer, designed specifically for Third Man Records, has 41 keys, 7 modes, 7 tones. One button selects the synth mode, and one button selects the tone. Each button has a LED indicating the setting. With the seven modes and seven tones there are 49 possible sound settings, each one easily remembered as two color combinations: red and yellow, blue and white, and so on.

All metal (aluminum) powder coated enclosure: 18.875" x 3.5" x 2.125" (length, width, height (including knobs)
Weight: 2.0 lbs (no batteries)
3W speaker (3" diameter)
41 keys (~3.5 octaves)
1/4" monophonic output jack
MIDI In & Out Jacks
Four control knobs: Parameter Knob 1, Parameter Knob 1, Tuning, Volume
Seven Modes (LED indicates mode): Vibrato, Slide, Two-Octave Arpeggiator, Swell, Octave Cascade, Slicer, Pipe Glide
Seven Tones (LED indicates tone): Dirty Sine, Sine, Electric Organ, Square Wave, Sawtooth, Dirty Square, Computer Power:
Ships with power supply: 9VDC, 1.0 Amps, center-positive polarity tip
Can also be powered from 4 'AA' batteries"

Gotharman's FX deFormer - Some Presets

Published on Sep 21, 2015 gotharman

"Some of the included presets."

Modular Monthly: Clock dividers & multipliers

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Future Music Magazine

"Clock division and multiplication might sound like maths homework but it’s the secret to turning an otherwise dormant modular into a flexible groovebox, and more. Let’s round up some dividers and multipliers and see what they can do..."

Logan Vocalist Video Demo

Published on Sep 21, 2015 SPFXsynthesisers

"Some sounds and tracks made using Synth Magic Logan Vocalist with new Vocalist update which includes Cassette deck Vocalist."

Serge01 - Fonitronik's Serge Eurorack

Published on Sep 21, 2015 fonitronik

"The very first patches with my growing Serge/Random*Source Modular, mostly built from prototypes. By now comprised by the Thomas Henry/Random*Source 555VCO (tracking 10 octaves), a Serge/Random*Source DUSG, and a Random*Source DONK (i use only the LPGs for this patch)."

Korg X3 Workstation - Exploring the Presets - MIDIVERSE MONDAYS #4

Published on Sep 21, 2015 MIDI-VERSE TV

"On this episode of MIDIVERSE - TV we're sitting down with a Korg X3. We'll scroll through some of the preset sounds, to see what this (slightly dated) keyboard workstation has to offer."

The Spectral Method in Clouds' Spectral Madness

Published on Sep 21, 2015 wellurban

"A detailed exploration of the barely-documented 'Spectral Madness' bonus mode on Clouds. I've read through the source code on github (, and while I'm not a C programmer, I gleaned enough information to get a more structured sense of what this surprisingly powerful mode can do: it's far more than the afterthought that Mutable Instruments suggest. It's a quirky phase vocoder, capable of subtle and useful treatments as well as spectral weirdness.

The two samples come from the suggested audio set for Music Thing Modular's Radio Music module: the drum loop is played directly from there, while the voice was resampled and lopped in Tyme Sefari II. The bassline is a Dixie II through a Pittsburgh Filter. There is no external processing, and the rest of Clouds' internal effects (stereo spread, feedback and reverb) were also turned off to focus on the spectral processing."

Seaboard RISE and Haken Continuum

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Christophe Duquesne

"This is a small video combining the brand new SEABOARD RISE, from ROLI, and the Haken Continuum, each running its own sound engine (EQUATOR on a Mac for RISE, and Eagan Matrix internal sound engine for the Continuum).
No competition here, but a nice collaboration between these two expressive synths.
The sound design is from me on both engines."

Patch n Tweak

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