MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Captain Credible - Forest Moon

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Captain Credible

"From the EP 'Dead Cats' on metronomicon audio"

via MATRIXSYNTH Member, Captain Credible. Details on the release posted here.

SYINSI Stomper Drum Module

Published on Oct 16, 2015 THX2112

"Video demo of the Stomper Drum Module for Eurorack.

STOMPER is a percussion generator that uses an unfiltered square-wave oscillator. Quickly sweeping the oscillator results in a satisfying high-q-sounding zip and thud thanks to all the crazy harmonics.

More info at"

Stomper Percussion Generator Prototype

Published on Oct 16, 2015

"Testing the latest build of the Stomper Percussion Generator. More details at"


-Glorious 1 bit audio.
-CV on all controls.
-Gate output for external ADSR (or whatever).
-Clock or trigger input.
-Clock/Trigger Divider.
-Arduino-compatible programming header, code provided.
-Unused I/Os broken out for hacking.
-8HP Eurorack.

All inputs can be CV controlled (0-5V), including the built-in clock-divider. It uses standard 10 pin +12/-12 power, drawing a paltry 30mA.

It’s triggered by sync-24 clock, trigger/gate, or button press. It has a handy gate output to easily (and accurately) apply an envelope to each hit whether it’s triggered or clocked (you can see the gate in action in the video below as it triggers the oscilloscope.) Output is 10Vp-p."

Note this is the first SYINSI post on the site.

Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizer - Synth-Pop Demo, by al l bo

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Alexander Bobrov

"Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizer - Synth Pop Demo, by al l bo:

al l bo - Scheme of Beautiful Inks (album mix)

Created (C), (PH) by al l bo with Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizer (100% sounds, except drums & Arturia Minibrute solo at 01:59), 2015.

Publisher: Clouds Testers The Legendaries (C) 2015"

All parts here.

MOOG Custom Engineering Dual VCO Analogue Synth Module

via this auction

"Moog CE Dual VCO in excellent condition. Harmonically rich and lush waveforms. The nicest sine wave I have heard coming from a synth.

These were made by Moog Custom Engineering in the late 70s (along with the 3-band Parametric EQ, Graphic EQ, 12-stage Phaser, String Filter, and Vocoder) and reportedly are close to Mini Moog D oscillators. They have seperate CV inputs for both Oscillators, and a CV input for both at the same time. There are also two oscillator outputs, and a four-way multiple on the back.

Oscillators 1 has a pulsewidth control, and oscillator 2 can be synced. They both have switched octaves and switched waveforms (like Mini D oscillators)

The Dual VCO modules were made to order and set to work with the particular CV requirements of either a Micro, Multi, or MiniMoog. This was because these three synths (the ones that the Dual VCO was made to accompany) all have non-standard volt per octave keyboard CV. So the Dual VCO was equipped with a special PCB board depending on which synth you would use it with.

This unit works perfectly with a Roland SH-2 so it must have been either built or modified to work with standard 1v/oct synths."

Access Virus TI2 Darkstar with Custom Paint

via this auction

"This one-of-a-kind custom painted Access Virus TI2 Darkstar is like new in absolute mint condition. I bought it from a good friend who bought it new and had it painted at Custom Synth UK, and as you can see in the pictures, it features a sleek black paint with red LED lights and a red backlit screen. I used it very sparingly, as I ended up using my other gear much more at the Darkstar's expense. It's a shame to have it lying around practically untouched, so I decided it was time to sell it. It is in perfect condition in every way, and it looks and operates as though I just took it out of the box yesterday. All the original banks are still on it, and I have loaded some banks from the Virus A, B, and C onto it as well (but these can be removed or replaced whenever you please). The original owner covered park of the back with black electrical tape to cover the special edition name painted on by Custom Synth UK to give the back a completely black look, which I left on, but it comes right off if peeled."


via this auction

Creamware ASB Pro-12

via this auction

"a very good clone of prophet 5

The design of the PRO-12 ASB is now regarded as classic synthesizer style. Two oscillators with multiple waveforms (which may be played independently or simultaneously) constitute the main sound source. The oscillators are mixed with white noise in the mixer section, then routed through the 24dB lowpass reso¬nating filter and amplifier section. The filter and amplifier each have their own dedicated envelope curve with attack, decay, sustain and release controls. The filter envelope, oscillator B and the LFO (low frequency oscillator) can also be routed to different modulation destinations. One of the major highlights of the PRO-12 is that many interesting combinations of modulation source and destination can be accessed using the mod wheel and the 'poly mod' section. We have added some contemporary features which the original synth lacked: a full effects section comprising chorus, flanging and delay, keyboard aftertouch and MIDI clock synchronisation. In addition, the PRO-12 ASB now has 12 voices - when played in 'unison mode', this produces amazing results."

Oberheim Strummer with Original Box

via this auction

wild wiard boogie filter

Published on Oct 16, 2015 SunFallsMusic

"Just installed the Malekko Wiard Boogie Filter and wow!
So, here's take one. the ol' gettin to know you and then some. more Wiard please.
MakeNoise DPO into Boogie filter.
the Filter is being heavily modulated by Mutable Instruments Tides.
Also, installed Erica Synths Polivoks VCF clone, which makes a subtle & brief but poignant appearance herein. Enjoy some mad wiard filtering!"

orgone accumulator drum effect

Published on Oct 16, 2015 neutron7

"A little demo showing how the controls are remapped for the new drum effect. Recorded direct."

Sputnik Modular - Dual VCO - First Patch

Published on Oct 16, 2015 DivKidMusic

"I enjoy doing these "first patch" videos. It no doubt says a lot to show what I end up doing literally as the first thing once a new module goes in the rack. That said I'm playing around with only part of the sonic palette this things offers, it's gorgeous and horrible when you want it to be! :-)"

Pittsburgh DNA Symbiotic Waves Module - Digital Insanity

Published on Oct 16, 2015 gstormelectro

"All video and audio by G-Storm Electro c.2015

This is the Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves module. The DNA of the design, if you will, comes from a prototype synthesizer from Spacehardware called the Cygnx. The idea is that two digital wavetable oscillators could be combined using various forms of processing to create a digital super-wave. Each of the two oscillators can be one of sixteen different wavetables. It just gets crazier when you think about being able to detune one of the oscillators, up to an octave, above the other. You can also use control voltages to vary the amount of processing that takes place. In this video I show you how.

The first part of the video I show the basics of how to operate the module. Then after, I punish my Tascam DR-05 direct recorder with ridiculous digital sonic mayhem. Play at your own risk."

Soleri Apse Acid Jam | Jacques Greene

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"Before his performance at Form Festival, we snagged Jacques Greene to put together a demonstration of the Mother-32 Analog Synthesizer. Set in the Arcosanti Urban Laboratory's cast-metal bell foundry, Greene shows Mother-32 as a component of a minimal-hardware integrated-system. Mother-32's internal sequencer is clocked from the Elektron Octatrack via MIDI, while simultaneously receiving a filter-modulating analog control voltage from the TT-303 Bass Bot. An Eventide Reverb is used to impart a spacial depth to the piece.

Jacques Greene:


Form Festival:


The Dreadbox Hades Analog Bass Synthesizer

via Dreadbox

Full Analog Circuit only with Through Hole Components
1x VCO with 2 suboctaves (3 voices in total)
Pulse width and Glide controls
3-pole 18dB/oct Resonating Low Pass Filter
OTA Distortion Circuit for extreme sounds
OTA based VCA
2 envelope Generators
– Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain (extra snappy and patchable)
– Attack, Release (VCA hardwired)
Triangle Wave LFO
8 point patch matrix eurorack compatible
5 MIDI Octaves from C0 up to C5 or unlimited via CV/Gate

Make Noise LxD

Published on Oct 16, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

"The LxD, Low Strike Duo, is a dual-response, two channel, direct-coupled, Low Pass Gate, which utilizes vactrols in order to provide simultaneous control over the Amplitude and Frequency Spectrum of an INput Signal. It is, in essence, a VCFA (Voltage Controlled Filter Amplifier). Unlike the Optomix, the LxD offers two different filter responses. CH. 1 offers a 12db/ Octave response that is mildly-resonant, while CH. 2 offers a 6bd/ Octave that is non-resonant. The OUTput of CH. 1 is normalled to the INput of CH. 2. This normalization puts the two channels in series, which is similar to the VCF into VCA arrangement made popular by many monosynths of the 1970’s.

Classic VCF-VCA arrangement in small 4hp module

STRIKE INput allows use of Gate signal to trigger Low Pass Gate circuit, "plucking" or "striking" the vactrol

Low noise, low distortion, smooth, natural-sounding circuit

Direct coupled, process audio or control signals

Utilizes 2 vactrols

Pairs well with STO and MATHS"

Synth Rorschach #42 - Senator Palpatine's Office - Star Wars

Been meaning to post this one literally for years... It's always when I'm watching one of the films and then I forget. :)

So, what design cues do you see here? Hint, the designer recently announced a new hardware synthesizer limited to two runs of 20.

The design cues are also in different scenes in the original Star Wars films. I always wondered if the designer picked up some of his design styles from the films.

Update: a few more design cues from the original films added below. Oh, and ignore the Oreos, although, the size of an Oreo is roughly the size of one of the knobs on the particular synth I thought of. :)

AHNE Event Set for October 24 at Olin College in Needham, Massachusetts

Full details at alt-mode.

Snip for the archives:

"Analogue Heaven North East SynthFest at Olin College of Engineering
Hosted by Prof. Kent Lundberg
Organizer: Eric Crawley

Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Noon to 5:30PM with performances from 7PM to 9PM
Load in starting at 11AM

What to Expect
Two rooms full of synthesizers for you to check out.
People who are interested in synths to talk synths.
Performances from participants in the evening
Free Admission - thanks to Kent and the folks at Olin College!

A schedule for performances in the evening will be finalized during the afternoon
If you are interested in performing, contact Eric Crawley"

What does Elements Sound like? (40 mins, Audio Only)

Published on Oct 16, 2015 macbethsynthesizers

"I did this sound collage yesterday using 3 Elements synthesizers and 1 eight track machine. Not all eight tracks are used! I was thinking of Conrad Schnitzler and his solo works when I made this. I was also thinking of the Radiophonic Workshop too....all played by hand- Elements x 3, Elements Miniseq 1, Korg SQ-10 and 1 Ibanez Flying Pan Phaser...there is extensive use of the on-board spring reverberator and the Tape Delay Simulator...this is quite a long audio track but worth a listen, I think!"

VCS3-Mk 2

Published on Oct 16, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Experimenting with the VCS-Mk 2"

VCS3 Test 2

Published on Oct 16, 2015

"Another short test of the VCS-Mk2
Extra delay and reverb from Logic X"

GrainFlux – 2.0 Update Overview

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Spektro Audio

"The new 2.0 update for GrainFlux, our granular / hybrid Max for Live synthesizer, is now available and it includes new features, enhancements and bug fixes.

GrainFlux is a MaxforLive synthesizer that combines different synthesis techniques such as granular, wavetable, and subtractive synthesis to create unique and distinctive sounds. It works by using audio samples to create two different waveforms which can be morphed and modulated. While GrainFlux has a modern and simple to use design, it still offers many powerful and creative ways for you to manipulate its sound.

GrainFlux is available at"

October '15 Synth Jam

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Mitch Wiseman

"Just improvising. I found the prophet patch I made quite interesting, so I thought I would put it in a track, it uses env3 to modulate the oscillator pitches with noise, giving a very interesting effect, as it comes in and out. The mini brute is running a sequence, and going through an MXR carbon copy. The moog is also going through an MXR carbon copy, plus a phaser and flanger in logic. The nord is using onboard effects. Everything has some valhalla reverb on it.

Album coming soon..."

Rhodes on the Nord, DSI Prophet 08 and Moog Little Phatty.

Synth Rorschach #41 - an operator

via monsta poly

"I found something in my lovely old book (Richard Scarry, What Do People Do All Days)."

Note the little vocoder mike!  :)

The obvious rorschach is a modular synthesizer, but see if you can identify what brand and why?

Hint: it's yellow and has tubes.

Fairlight in Heaven

via fmass

"People who use Fairlight CMIs go to heaven" kits for beginners at Thonk

via Thonk

"Dublin based have a new trio of Eurorack modular DIY kits that are focussed completely on DIY beginners. A really nice approach and a great way to get started in modular synth DIY."

Roland AIRA Demora processing Eurorack Synth

Published on Oct 16, 2015 ED電音頻道 E.D.Music Channel

"©E.D.Music Co.
Gears used: Roland AIRA Demora, Synthrotek DS-M, Arturia Beatstep Pro.
Special thanks: Tom Lee Music"

Budapest Sessions Vol​.​1

"Recorded during Budapest Music Expo on 2,3,4 October 2015 using a single TipTop Audio Station 252 modular system.
Tracks 1-3 featuring Justin Owen of Abstract Data on his Abstract Data modular System with a few additional TipTop Audio and other modules

Recorded to stereo during demonstrations.

released October 16, 2015"

Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer PE edition

via this auction

ROLAND Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 424618 with Green Lined Roland Juno Gig Bag

via this auction

"The unit appears to be working fine, all the keys and buttons and sliders working as they should, as well as Writing / Editing program memories working fine. All six voice chips worked fine as being tested in Test Mode after warming up for few hours. I noticed PWM slider has scratch noise on it and has bad contacts, and doesn't respond too well at times which could probably do with some servicing/adjustment."

Roland V-Synth GT 2.0 Synthesizer / Keyboard

via this auction


via this auction

CASIO CZ101 with Original Box & Extras

via this auction


Published on Oct 16, 2015 Dubois Christophe

"My own patches and sounds effects with The Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phaser MK II, like we can listen at the end of 'Oxygene Part 2' and in the beginning of 'Oxygene Part 4' and at last, in the beginning too in "Equinoxe 4" in China Concerts.

For examples, i have used this Small Stone Phaser with the Jupiter-8 on my music album 'ATMOSWAVES' on 'PART 2 - ELECTROCEANS' with a patch i have created (number 85 on this video) and on 'PART 7 - OCEANIC THUNDERAIN' to make gusts with a sound effect (number 88 on this video).
At last, the wind sound effect number 87 can be listened on 'PART 4 - COLD WIND' without the phaser.

I also used the Small Stone Phaser on my new music album 'COSMOCEANS' on 'PART 8 - INTERSTELLAR WINDS' to make gusts with a sound effect i have created (number 88 on this video).
At last, the patch number 85 can be listened on 'PART 7 - COSMOWAVES ' without the phaser.

(Really sorry for the popping noise when the phaser is engaged. I couldn't increase more the sound level from my monitors because the microphone on my small usb camera is very sensitive and the sound level would have been too saturated).
It's just a little video that aims to listen the Jupiter-8 with and without the Small Stone Phaser.
Thank you for your understanding).

Hope this video will be useful for you.


Future Sound Systems Spectral Devastator FIL2 processing external audio

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Future Sound Systems

"The Future Sound Systems Spectral Devastator FIL2 can be used as a distortion and filter unit for external audio, coming from outside a modular synthesizer. Here the module is demonstrated with two drum loop sources - a Linn LM1 pattern and the Apache breakbeat. Various patching techniques are discussed for optimum crunch.

Future Sound Systems
Unique designs and ideas in sound since 2005
Award winning engineering since 2014"

"Dangerous Voltage" ACID DUB EMX (MXR electromotive force)

Published on Oct 16, 2015 j j

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Igor Vasiliev

"Advanced field recorder combined with sound warp engine with a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus."

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 17

Published on Oct 16, 2015 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working on a multi layered melodic track.
Sound sources are:
Neutron Sound - Orgone Accumulator
Intellijel / Cylonix - Cyclebox II
Klangbau Koln - Benjolin
Livewire - Audio Frequency Generator
Synthesis Technology - E350 Morphing Terrarium
Doepfer - A110
Mutable Instruments - Braids
Sound Master - SR88 (drums)

Roland TR8 & Bastl Microgranny are friends!

Published on Oct 16, 2015 djhombre

"A little idle mellow play with the MG synced to the TR8 via MIDI & audio output into the TR8 then side-chained.

The MG is running the latest firmware (2.4) in case you're wondering."

Anysynth at Befaco headquaters ( Workshop + Interview )

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Dmitry Distant

"Всем привет!
Очередное видео из солнечной Барселоны.
Мы вновь побывали в в гостях у Befaco, где они на этот раз проводили свой воркшоп, попутно мы решили взять интервью у одного из инженеров (Manu Xesteiro)
blogger: Dmitry Distant
camera/edit: Anda Masq
music: Tilikum"

Moog MF 104m Pitsburgh Synth Block

Published on Oct 16, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Stuff I do when I do stuff that I do when I in a doing mood"

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