MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hexinverter Introduces the MUTANT SNARE

"Introducing the Hexinverter Électronique MUTANT SNARE!

This newest module in the Mutant Drum series brings dynamic snare drum synthesis to the eurorack format, with plenty of modulation and sound-sculpting capabilities to make it at home in the contemporary modular system.

Available from eurorack dealers all around the world this fall!

Stay tuned for video demos. For now, here are some audio demos created by our pal Dr. Snarold [above]


From classic electro snares to warping, alien percussion, the Mutant Snare is a feature-rich departure from the static sounds of the 808!

• MIX lets you blend between the SHELL and SNAPPY tones that make up the overall snare drum
• turn up the DRIVE to get overdriven snare tones with intense harmonics. The purple LED indicates when the snare begins to overdrive
• like the other Mutant Drums, signal levels have been normalized for modular level input and output (up to 20Vpp)

=SHELL synthesizes the drum skins=
• analog bridged-t sinewave oscillators, for those organic-sounding tones we've come to love from the 808
• TONE control blends between the two sinewaves of different frequency
• SHELL PITCH lets you tune one of the sine waves, to change the pitch of your snare drum

=SNAPPY adds some noise to the snare=
• an analog white noise generator feeds the SNAPPY circuit
• an external input lets you patch any sound source you like into the SNAPPY generator
• voltage control of SNAPPY decay
• SNAPPY feeds into an analog selectable high-pass or band-pass filter
• voltage control of filter cutoff frequency
• when nothing is plugged into the cutoff CV input, the SNAPPY envelope OR the adjustable sinewave from the SHELL generator normalize through the CV attenuverter for cutoff CV. A jumper on the back of the module allows you to select which of these internal modulation signals are routed here
• filter has three resonance settings: classic 808 (low resonance), high resonance, and self oscillation
• bipolar attenuators (aka: 'attenuverters') on CV inputs"

Not seeing an image of the actual module on yet.

The Stereo Effect Project - C6 (CARBON Sequencer Demo)

Published on Nov 15, 2015 KilpatrickAudio

"Check out Keith as he puts CARBON through its paces. CARBON is controlling an electric piano, Roland Juno 106, Yamaha S612 sampler, and syncing a Korg volca beats, as well as modulating the filter on a Korg MS-20 Mini for some pulsating effects. The entire tune including arpeggiators were recorded in a single take."

Arturia MicroBrute + Moog FreqBox - The FrankenSynth

Published on Nov 15, 2015 experimentalsynth

"Since they both have a healthy amount of Control Voltage connectivity, it is easy to use the oscillator in a Moog FreqBox as a 2nd oscillator on an Arturia MicroBrute. It is also possible to mute the MicroBrute oscillator and just use the FreqBox oscillator. Things really take off when the Freqbox effect and the sequencer are engaged. Learn more at"

Warm by the Analog Fire (Drone/Sequence part 2)

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Rhythmicons

"This is an extension of the other drone I did earlier today but with numerous effects, stereo processing and sequencing.

Moslab Modular sequencer
AKG BX-10 Reverb
Moog Bass Murf
Moog 104z Delay
Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo Tape Delay

So the output was split into a few signals, one going to the murf and the moog delay. The murf is going to the board and the delay is going to the board, panned left and right.
Another signal is going to the BX-10 which is going to the board panned to the center.
The third signal is going to the RE-301 where it is affected with chorus and echo. The Chorus output is going to the board, and the delay is going to the board both panned opposites.
Delay times are all set to different rates.
There is some droning to show the characteristic of the effects and some sequencing to showcase the delays. I think there were 5 channels of the moslab going back into the board."

KORG MINI POPS 7 Analog Rhythm Box 1971 | HD DEMO

Published on Nov 15, 2015 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2015 by AnalogAudio1

The MINI POPS 7 is a non programmable analog rhythm box from Keio Electronics - the company which later became KORG. It came out 1971. All rhythms are mixable. It has a very characteristic, outstanding analog sound. It was used by J.M.Jarre, The Wings and some others.

I played the MP7 with a small amout of ambience from a Lexicon MPX-500. In the intro I played the MP7 through a EH Small Stone and a Korg SDD-3000 delay.



Do you like the fat, analog drums of the Mini Pops 7? You can purchase it as "MP7 SAMPLE PACK" for 6,99 Euros. All drum sounds of the machine are included (16 bit / 44,1 kHz wav samples).

Recording was made in high quality using RME studio equipment. All original pure sound directly from the machine's output, without any treatments.

After payment through PayPal you will get the sample pack via email.

If you want to buy the sample pack, send a message to (and check your spam folder, I answer quickly)."

DPO + LxD meets Zdsp

Published on Nov 15, 2015 SunFallsMusic

"*Line Audio for that low end :)
Messing about with the new MakeNoise Music LxD aka "Low Strike Duo" module, it's buried in there under the cable madness.
TipTop Audio Circadian Rhythms (CR) at the helm. Only 2 sounds sources here.. and lots of modulation, but the heart of the patch is:
-MakeNoise DPO's Final and Saw patched into LxD's 2 inputs, which is being cv'd by Tides and CR triggering the Strike input.
-Blue Lantern Asteroid BDv4 as kick.
-Zdsp's on madFx"

Paia 2700/4700 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Paia modular synthesizer has 16 modules and a keyboard. It contains both 2700 and 4700 modules. Everything seems to be working well, but could use a good cleaning. It also comes with 8 voltage cables.

List of modules

power supply
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
Function Generator
Control Oscillator
voltage control amplifier X2
bandpass filter X2
lowpass filter
inverted buffer

4770 power X2
4740 Envelope Generator
4761 multiplier
4720 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
4710 Balanced Modulator"

#lsb_TV error instruments vs bastl instruments feat kasia justka, gijs gieskes & daniel katzenstab

New video added to this post.

Moog Mother-32 (x3), Octatrack, Blofeld, OP-1

Just trying out ideas for an upcoming performance; Moog Mother-32 (x3), Octatrack, Blofeld, OP-1

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"This is just a really rough test; trying out ideas for my upcoming performance for the Volt Divers Experimental Electronic Music Collective. Just seeing what sounds go good together, how the sync works between the Octatrack and the Moog Mother-32s, etc. I am NOT at all happy with the way this came out, but I thought I'd put it here to compare with the actual performance which is in five days of this posting!"

Happy Nerding

Not a new module but I realize I never captured a proper image of it, nor the specs.  Love the dual tuning knob.

via Happy Nerding:

"HM VCHM VCO_75O (Hearn Morley Voltage Controlled Oscillator) is an analog VCO made to give classic four waveforms (sawtooth, pulse, triangle and sine) in a narrow 6HP width. It features counting 10-turn “Tune” knob, where each turn corresponds to 1 octave of frequency range. Thus manual frequency sweep range is 10 octaves: staring from 16 Hz and up to 16 kHz, and this single “Tune” knob covers duties of the commonly used separate “Coarse” and “Fine” tune knobs. The saved panels space is then used by “FM” knob, which provides exponential Frequency Modulation, taking the Modulator’s signal from the corresponding “FM” jack. There is no linear FM present, because we highly recommend to use our FM AID module, which perfectly couples with HM VCO to give the user many different flavors of linear frequency/phase modulations. The “Tune” dial has a handy lock, so you can lock in the knob from accidental moves and keep the exact frequency setting unchanged.

There are also:
– standard “1V/oct” input jack for over than 7 octaves of perfect tracking;
– “Sync” input for hard syncing to the Master ocsillator;
– “PWM” input for Pulse Width Modulation.


Tune: 16 Hz … 16 kHz

outputs level: -5 … 5 V

outputs impedance: 1 kOhm

module depth: 5 cm or 2 inches

power consumption: +46 mA / -46 mA at +/-12 Vdc

MSRP: 220 USD"

Retro Super Sawtor

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Happy Nerding

"Two Super Sawtors are used to play covers of 70's-80's hits.
BASS signal pass: HM VCO-Super Sawtor-MMM VCF-ADSR for filter and VCA.
LEAD signal pass: HM VCO-Super Sawtor-ADSR for VCA.
No external processing except of delay and reverb are used."

MFB Nanozwerg Analogue Synthesizer SN 1863

via this auction

Buchla Blade 20hp test

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Todd Barton

"The new Buchla Blade eurorack adapter for the 200e system. A simple test with the Makenoise Echophon."

Oberheim Xpander Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Alternate Front Panel for Cwejman CTG-VC Eurorack Synthesizer Module

via this auction

"Custom made gray/green front panel for Cwejman CTG-VC. Industrially silkscreened and powdercoated with the same exact techniques and colors that Cwejman uses for a perfect aesthetic match with older Cwejman modules. CTG-VC module not included (obviously). Panel replacement is easily done in minutes with simple tools, no electronics work required. Ships worldwide within 24h of payment. Visit the Grayscale website for more Eurorack alternate front panels."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer J Wire - Tech Serviced / Refurbished SN 8558

via this auction

"Later model with serial number 8xxx but still has j wires. This synth was completely overhauled and refurbshed by my tech in August of 2015. Some of the work included new j wires and bushings, replacing caps, replacing some knobs & keys (w/ NOS parts from Wine Country Productions) cleaning & spraying all the pots and then fully calibrating it. The keybed feels great. Plays and sounds awesome!"

Logan String Melody II SN 9978

via this auction

omsonic VCLFO

Published on Nov 15, 2015 omsonic

Midnight Improvisation: Theremin Session #8

Published on Nov 15, 2015 carolinaeyckvideos

"This week playing an improvisation together with Marius Leicht. Check out another improvisation we played on Marius' channel:

Using the following instruments:

Moog Prodigy (1980) with
Roland Space Echo (produced 1973-1988)

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 (1982) with
Strymon Timeline (2014) dTape Maschine and
Moog MP-201 pedal controlling the filter cutoff frequency

Moog Etherwave Pro theremin (2006) with
Boss Digital Delay DD-7, Harmonist PS-6 and Loop Station RC-50"

TM404 studio jam for album number two. (Out April 2016)

Published on Nov 15, 2015 repeatle

"The second TM404 album will be out April 2016.
There's about three hours of recorded material to compile into one."

Rheyne - Live Jam #139

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Rheyne

"Live looping with Ableton Live. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples.

2x Novation Launchpads
2x iPads running Lemur
NI Komplete Kontrol 25 (drums)
NI Komplete Kontrol 49 (strings)
Fender Rhodes w/ MXR Wylde Overdrive
Roland System-1
DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter 3D
DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter Twister
iConnectivity iConnectMIDI 4+
PreSonus 1818VSL
MacBook Pro (early 2011)
Tascam DR-44WL
Yamaha MG06

6x Chauvet Slim Par 56 LED
2x American DJ Mega Bar 50
Enttec DMXIS

Ableton Live
Max for Live
NI Komplete 10"

Live modular techno : f the black flag

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Maxime F

"I was supposed to play in Paris yesterday..."

KLARKTEKNIK DN27A // Elektron Analog Rytm // FILTERED Factory Presets

Published on Nov 15, 2015 LESINDES


Stunning 27-band graphic EQ KLARKTEKNIK DN-27A
equipped with good old coil filters and transformer balanced for some extra warmth is very effectively filtering virtually anything -- here: ELEKTRON ANALOG RYTM."

Before the Dawn

Published on Nov 15, 2015 kuxaan sum

"Modular Patch consisting of Mutable Instruments: Braids, Elements; Noise Engineering: Loquelic Iteritas, Variatic Erumption, Tonnetz Sequent, Sinclastic Empulatrix; ALM: Akemie's Castle, pipSlope; Qu-Bit: Eon; Mannequins Whimsical Raps: Mangrove, Three Sisters; Jelly: HexVCA, Roland Demora, Korg SDD-3000 & Strymon BigSky"

Despues del 13 - Modular Jam

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Ariel Raguet

"Después del 13


Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box, Make Noise STO
AJH Synth Minimod VCO
Sputnik Modular Quad Function & Trigger Source
Make Noise Maths, Pittsburgh Sequencer
Make Noise Wogglebug, WMD Micro Hadron Collider
Intellijel Hex VCA, Arturia Beatsptep, Boss RV-2"


Published on Nov 15, 2015 WheelRock

303 dancer

Published on Nov 15, 2015 rezzy blips

"original composition acid house music art animation by spen enioy :-)"

Elektron & Buchla Chill Out

Published on Nov 15, 2015 DJjondent

"Some ambient chilled back lounge electronica care of a Buchla Easel and two Elektron synths... The Analog 4 & the Rytm drum.

The A4 is clocking everything.... Midi clock to the Rytm & analog clock to the Easel.
The clock to the Buchla easel is divided care of a Cat Girl Synth master clock divider (CGS 22). I haven't finished building it yet.
The panel & flashing lights will go on soon."

Two New chippie461 DIY Synthesizer Demos

DIYmv2 Published on Nov 15, 2015 chippie461

Synth01 Published on Jun 23, 2015

See the chippie461 channel below for more.

Nodebeat & Expert Sleepers FH-1 - Generative Eurorack Demo

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Owen Canivet

"Generative patch, Expert Sleepers FH-1 converting 4 pitch/gate pairs from Nodebeat and sequencing:

Square = Mutable instruments Peaks (DMC firmware) random kick
Red circle = Mutable instruments Braids 'Harm' algorithm
Green circle = Mutable instruments Braids 'wtx4' algorithm
Blue circle = Intellijel Shapeshifter chords processed by Shelves"

iTunes: NodeBeat HD - AffinityBlue

dsi prophet 08 dsi PEACEFUL MELODY

Published on Nov 15, 2015 synths colors

Drone 002

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Computing.Sound

"Doepfer A-100
Filtered noise (also going through the A-188-2 BBD module), Disting as delay."

Moslab Modular Drone

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Rhythmicons

"A basic 2 oscillator Moog clone synth voice programmed to function as a drone machine. You can hear phase cancellation, pulse width modulation, and oscillator cross modulation with various levels of resonant and non-resonant filtering."

Apter Isolate

Published on Nov 15, 2015 MrSharps02

"short bit to learn loops. octatrack, modular leads, bits and pieces from the analog four, ableton used to arrange the drum and orchestral loops."

France, Lebannon & Russia

To all my readers in France, it goes unsaid that you have our unconditional support and we stand behind you. France is a beautiful country and its people even more so. France is a country of pride, art, beauty, and passion for life that inspires us all. We stand with you.

Update2: Lebannon was also the subject of recent attacks. My support goes out to all my Lebanese readers as well.

Update3: Russia confirms bomb took down plane in Egypt. And of course my support goes out to all my Russian and Soviet readers and friends.

Update1: Some tributes from the synth community below. If you'd like to share or send anything in, please do.

A Prayer for Paris, Peace and the World - Dedicated to all the Victims of Terrorism and War

Published on Nov 15, 2015 REWO_Channel

"A song I wrote today for all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the rest of the world lately."

Jordan Rudess - Piano For Peace

Published on Nov 15, 2015 Jordan Rudess

"Sending out a live musical message to all my friends around the world in hopes for peace"

Rephazer - B-Side (Twisted World Mix)

Published on Nov 14, 2015 Rephazer

"... This track and my heart goes out to all the Paris victims and their families ..."

"(c) vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound
all sounds: E-MU Emax (1986)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi track without MIDI

Against hate and stupidity. We need no war!!!"

Update: And the video:

E-MU Emax SE Sampler "Hearts Of Iron"

Published on Nov 18, 2015 RetroSound


"Paris, Friday 13th November, 2015..."

A tribute from ARPQuadra.

Poultry Zombie Wants Grains - Serge Creature / Gator

Published on Nov 15, 2015 ] Duplan [

"Direct sound, recorded in one track. Please watch in HD and with a good sound system...

- STS Serge Modular Creature and Gator M-Class panels
- Nord Drum
- Electro Harmonix Clockworks
- Ibanez DML10 delay
- Korg GR1 reverb

Dedicated to the victims of 13th nov. attacks in Paris [added this one to the main tribute post here]


There is more of my music on"


Published on Dec 5, 2015 Peter Pringle

"I made a video of this classic Edith Piaf song several years ago when YouTube quality was not as good as it is today and everything sounded as if it had been recorded at the bottom of a swimming pool. Here is a new theremin version of the song played on Samuel Hoffman’s 1929 RCA theremim. I lived in Paris for a while in the late 1960’s and it is one of the most wonderful cities in the world."

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