MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Introducing the ISLA Instruments KordBot

ChordBot - A quick teaser Published on Jan 15, 2016 ISLA Instruments

"While we are producing the full video for the KickStarter campaign launching in mid Feb 2016, we thought we'd take a couple of minutes out to have some fun with ChordBot and tease you with a couple of it's features!."

A few details and images sent in via ISLA Instruments:

"Chordbot is a midi controller device that gives the user 1000s of chords at their fingertips, to play directly into any midi capable device over midi, usb, and also bluetooth. The keys also illuminate the fingerings of chords so it teaches the user how to play chords for themselves. It's also a full featured arpeggiator with many different modes and a 32 step sequencer."

ISLA Instruments Rhythm Imposer MK3 - Drum Machine

Published on Oct 29, 2015 ISLA Instruments

Demo starts at 4:35. This is the first ISLA Instruments post on MATRIXYSNTH.

via this auction

"This is a heavily modified version of the Alesis HR-16 drum machine from the late 80s/90s. I have developed my own custom PCB board to house all the modifications I carry out and to keep the design clean and robust.

I will also consider swaps/trades for gear that interests me, dead or alive.. ask me... :)

Most notable features added are:
Ability to quickly replace sound bank chips using the quick release sockets mounted to the top of the unit (compatible with any of the soundbanks I have in my other listings)
Full LTC1799 Pitch Modification, allowing you to change the overall pitch of the whole machine (can go SUUUUUPER slow (a snare can last around 7seconds) ) and also around 20% higher in pitch. It's also worth noting that all sounds can individually pitched/tuned also as standard. It makes for great turntable style slow downs etc.

Updatable STEREO DSP FX System, including Low and High Pass filters, Bitcrush, reverb, delays etc. Used in conjunction with the multiple outputs makes the machine super powerful. Endless fun or just use it to make the sounds a little dirtier..

Gorgeous solid walnut side panels really set the look of the machine off.

Mike303 '808 Dmx Street' (Vintage electronic music)

Published on Jan 14, 2016 Superfunk Synths

"Mike303 '808 Dmx Street'(Vintage electronic music)

Synthesizers used : Oberheim Ob-xa, Matrix6, Dmx, Roland Tr808, MC-500 mkII."

OB-Xa is doing the first synth sound and the main modulation sound. The Matrix-6 plays the bassline and the brass CS80 sound. Synths are all in split mode, so 4 synth parts.

(2016-1) Yamaha CS10 + Juno 6 + Akai s950 + Telemark (HD 1080p)

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Michal Patulski

Analogue Solutions Telemark V2 SN 7061

via this auction

West Coast on the East Coast in the Arvo

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Benjamin Kinsman

"Sound sources:
Drums (3 tracks) Octatrack
Synth Chords (2 bar loop) OP1 recorded into Octa Pickup Machine
Fast Arp Op1 Endless Sequencer
Errythang Else comes for the Modular controlled via Yarns/Octa"

Dork 14 melodies. A 90 BPM patch for eurorack modular synthesizer.

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Luke Killen

"A short and simple melodic track jammed from a patch that i made today. The melodies and bass drum are kept simple to offset the complex percussive elements.
Part i: A Mutable Instruments Braids running through two channels of a Sputnik Quad VCF/VCA and is pitch sequenced by a makenoise Rene.

Part ii: Hi-pass output of an Epoch Modular Benjolin with it's VCO A modulated heavily by a SSF Ultra-Random Analogue set to a very high rate and output level (white noise). MakeNoise Maths is acting as a voltage controllable EG for this part and has it's rise and fall modulated by a 4ms PEG that has it's division modulated by an LFO from an Abstract DATA ADE32. the triggers from this are coming from two channels of a Delphtronics Triggerman as well as a 4MS QCD which is modulated by one channel of the 4MS PEG. these three trigger sources are switch between one and other using a Doepfer A151 voltage controlled switch.

part iii: a kick drum made with a Noise engineering Basimilus Iteratus with it's pitch being modulated by a Frequency central envelope X set to a very short attack and decay.

Part iv: A melodic plink made from a WMD/SSF Spectrum passed through a Doepfer A106-5 SEM LPF filter modulated in frequency by a Tiptop Z4000 EG which also modulates the Linix VCA that it passes through.

Part v: A textural sample playing on a Music Thing Radio Music. the sample has the start cropped off it to become more textural than percussive.

Reverb and Delay are applied as needed per voice in my DAW as the audio comes in live."

Goodbye winter

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Frank Murder

"New modular jam celebrating the hope that soon we will have daylight again... Its coming, I can feel it."


Published on Jan 15, 2016 PLUCKA,S SHED


Korg Volca Keys played via MIDI keyboard

Published on Jan 15, 2016 SynthMania

Phat Moog Bass Ableton Live Pack

Published on Jan 15, 2016 AfroDJMac USA

"Available at:

Ableton Live instrument rack presets made with samples of the Moog Sub Phatty Analog synthesizer. Each instrument is completely customizable and will add a beautiful warm analog sound to any piece of music."

playing around with the eminent 1600 orchestra organ

Published on Jan 15, 2016 grauoliv

"Okay, so here is my second organ from eminent, netherlands. It's the 1600 orchestra, with a detailled string organ section. '8, '4 and '8 sustain for upper and lower keyboard, '16 and '8 for the pedal. And also string ensemble for the accompaniment section. Very sad, by now the string section is broken. I have an endless note when turning it up ... :-(
As my home has already one organ, this one stands in my office. It must have gotten wet sometime over the years, so it's also a littel bit stinky ...."

Tracktion BioTek Synthesizer more Sounds and Conclusion

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"This is the second video about Tracktion BioTek Synthesizer. In this one, I give more sound examples and I give a conclusion of this synthesizer plugin from Tracktion.

More Information about Tracktion BioTek Synthesizer, you can find here:"

Dave Smith Instrument Teases Portamento Switch for NAMM

via @dsiSequential

Also in via Soviet Space Child.

New Yamaha Montage Pics

More pics here, in via Soviet Space Child.

Thingamagoop 3000 Update From Bleep Labs

via Bleep Labs

"The stickers and PCB are almost ready! Just need to order one last test of each and it’ll be off to assembly.

The last revision of the board works and sounds great but the controls need to be moved around slightly so we need to do one more prototype.
The stickers have been a surprising amount of trouble but after 6 proofs we’ve finally got the colors we’ve been after.

By the end of the month we’ll have the final images online so you can pick your color combos!

This shouldn’t put us too far behind the original schedule as most of the work is machining enclosures in house and that can begin next week."

BURG - Primer (KORG ms-20, volca, Roland TR-8, TB-3, System-1, JX03)

Published on Jan 15, 2016 ollilaboratories

"Happy new year all ! :)

Well, thing is... i tried to record this track like 5 times.. i got cracks and buzzes and timing issues, and it just got later and later and all of a sudden i was a bit buzzy (due to the beer). So what you hear is the 6th take... all the other takes suck (big time) so not publishing them.. also im going to need a new mixer, because recording a track several times and not being able to use it really sucks.

However, inspiration for this track comes from an email i received from a stranger... who i hope is getting better now. BoooM-tchakK to you my friend !

As always, no computers and stuff, all is recorded live straight into 2-track. I hope you can enjoy it !

Gear used: KORG; volca, bass, keys, sample, ms-20 mini, SQ-1, Roland AIRA, system-1, TR-8, TB-3, elektron analog four, nord lead A1, arturia microbrute, bastl microgranny MG-1, studio 601

FX used: strymon timeline, mooer reecho, korg kaoss pad, jomox t-resonator, zoom ms70 cdr, solidgold fx electroman"

Buchla Easel Calypso Calliope

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Todd Barton

"for better audio:

Slow Light Theory

Published on Jan 15, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Ambient eurorack jam

The main chord is a sample played by the MusicThing RadioMusic (a single guitar string that was sent through the EHX POG 2 pedal). This sample is sent through the Erbe-Verb with modulation of the size parameter through a sequence playing on Brains/Pressure Points.

MakeNoise STO receives FM modulation from the TipTop Z3000, attenuated by Intellijel uVCA II which is opened by a Intellijel Quadra LFO. René X and Y gates trigger Quadra envelopes for STO and Mutable Instruments Braids, QCV goes to STO 1V/oct, CV goes to Braids 1V/oct. STO is sent through Mutable Instruments Clouds.

Some manual triggering of the Basimilus Iteratis via Pressure Points.

All clocks are provided by TipTop Circadian Rhythms. Evaton Technologies RF Nomad provides some noisy shortwave radio at the end which is modulated by a fast Maths LFO."

Donna Summer I Feel Love (instrumental with Microbrute and AIRA TR8)

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"Only the bassline and drums. And also the bassline of 'The Chase' (with a little modified notes) is in this track. Hope you like it!"

Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

Published on Dec 22, 2015 Kraft Music

"The Moog Mother-32 is a semi-modular analog synthesizer that can function on its own or within a larger Eurorack modular system. Mother-32 combines classic Moog analog sound with sequencing and extensive interconnectivity. 32 modular patch points offer complex synthesis options and connection to external modules.

In this video we offer an in-depth look at what you'll need to start building a eurorack modular rig around the Mother-32. We also have an extensive tutorial on how to use Mother-32's built-in step sequencer and a look at some of the MIDI-to-CV conversion tricks Mother-32 can do via its assignable CV output."

Novation Circuit with Thavius Beck

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Kraft Music

"Novation Brand Ambassador Thavius Beck gives us a thorough overview of the Novation Circuit grid-based groovebox, and while it may not be apparent in this final edited version, it's worth pointing out that he did it almost entirely in one take! What a pro.

Novation Circuit combines two polyphonic synth engines, a four-part drum machine, and an intuitive grid-based sequencer. A completely standalone groovebox, Circuit features battery power and a built-in speaker. It's also at home alongside other hardware synthesizers or synced with a DAW via USB or MIDI.

Create complete tracks in real time or by step sequencing with Circuit's velocity-sensitive pads. Add effects and tweak your sounds on the fly—Circuit is designed to inspire."

Novation Launchpad Pro with Thavius Beck

Published on Dec 28, 2015 Kraft Music

"Novation Brand Ambassador Thavius Beck stopped by to give us a thorough overview of the Novation Launchpad Pro.

Launchpad Pro is the professional grid instrument for creating dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live or any music software. A totally overhauled version of Novation's iconic Launchpad, Launchpad Pro is enhanced with RGB LED feedback, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, and MIDI I/O ports, bringing limitless expression and creativity to your music.

With Standalone Mode, you can use the grid to play any of your music software or even external hardware. Launchpad Pro is much more than an instrument: it also gives you slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance. Launchpad Pro is just as sleek, lightweight and tough as the rest of Novation's Launch family of controllers and comes with everything you need to get started, including cables and software."

Make Noise System Cartesian

Published on Jan 15, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"A complete modular synth that travels to ALL COASTs and puts the René Cartesian Sequencer to fantastic use along the way. This system is capable of Subtractive Synthesis, Additive Synthesis, FM Synthesis, Phase Modulation Synthesis, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation and more... often simultaneously."

Live Studio Jam 007 , 1/15/16 . Korg Volca and Arturia !!

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Todd Smith

": Gear Used :

Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Arturia Microrbute
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap & MetaFlanger
Ableton Live 8

: Setup :

The Korg Volca Beats , Korg Volca Keys and Mico Brute are all on sequence duty . Korg Volca Bass is running into the Micro Korg and they are both played live using midi . I hope you enjoy this set . I packed lot's of Korg Volca action in under 4 minutes !!

Take Care !!"

Whitefalls - Novation Circuit Jam

Published on Jan 15, 2016 tarekith

"A trial run to see how I like performing with the Novation Circuit standalone. For more details on the performance and my thoughts on the Circuit, please visit:"

"2016 OLS"

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

DSI Prophet-6

Yamaha CS30

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Vintage Synthesizer SN 055035

via this auction

TechDiff - FnkRbbrDav

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Dave TechDiff

Yamaha Montage Teaser - The New Era of Synthesizers is Coming

A short teaser from Yamaha. See this previous post for the unofficial details known so far.

Update: and a slightly longer one on YouTube sent my way via Soviet Space Child:

MONTAGE is coming soon Published on Jan 15, 2016 yamahacorporation

"Yamaha flagship Synthesizer MONTAGE is coming soon"

New Korg minilogue Videos: Keyboard Magazine Review & Absolute Music Demos

Keyboard Magazine Review: Korg minilogue 4-voice analog synthesizer

Published on Jan 14, 2016 Keyboard Magazine

"Keyboard editor-in-chief Gino Robair gives an overview of the Korg minilogue's sounds and functions. Read the full review at"

Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

Published on Jan 14, 2016 Absolute Music

Some percussion demos in this one.

"KORG Minilogue - is a fully programmable, 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer, is also equipped with built-in delay effects. Luke from KORG offers the best way to get acquainted with the unique, stunning features of the analog synthesizer. This Synthesizer has a unique analog engine, quick access to the 100 factory 100 user presets, 8 voice mode to create its configuration of 4 votes - unison, polyphony, and so on. 16-step sequencer with automation polyphonic up to 4 parameters synthesizer and more."

See the main KORG minilogue announcement post here for previous videos, pics and details.

Electribe 008 Drone 070116 02

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Computing.Sound

"A clip can be found here:
(cut/faded just a little bit different)"

Prodyssey ASB Creamware, using as an old modular synthesizer, with Beatstep Arturia.

Published on Jan 15, 2016 KurtzMindfields

"Demo (1/3) of the great emulation of the ARP Odyssey, the creamware ASB can do many things (polyphonic synth, lead mono synth, with memories and internal effects ...), but at first we are expected to get that particular ARP sound and philosophy approach! lets see as a typical old ARP modular sequenced synth!? Well after working with, i can saying that his doing well the job!"

Kind of interesting when you look at the different sections of the panel as different modules, which essentially they are. A standalone synth is just a bunch of modules patched together. What makes a modular a modular is being modular. :) Meaning... You can swap modules about, in and out, to create different systems. Because you have to patch discrete modules together, all the inputs and outputs for modulation then add to that.

Elektron Overbridge 1.10 and Analog Series Software Updates

Published on Jan 15, 2016 sonicstate

"We had a visit from Elektron to show the latest Overbridge features and a look at some new functions for the Analog series"

Casper Electronics DIY synth building with an Avocado

Casper Electronics DIY synth building. Part 2: Sequencers

Published on Jan 15, 2016 casperelectronics synthesizers

"Learn how to make a variety of musical pattern sequencers using a few common electrical components and a breadboard."

Part 1 here.

'Goodbye'. Buchla Easel and Chamber Orchestra

Published on Jan 15, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Using the Buchla Easel as part of an orchestral ensemble for a library music piece."

New Vermona Twincussion in the Flesh

#VERMONA #twinCussion is ready for #NAMM2016.

See this post for a drawing of the front panel controls and a link to a video.

Q107 versus Q150 - Compare - dotcom modular

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Stephen Mendes

"Stephen Mendes ( set up a patch to put identical inputs on both filters and compare the outputs."

This one is more explanation than demo, but I thought some of you would find it interesting. A short audio comparison comes in at 5:34.

Dreadbox Hades and Erebus Synths - Quite the Team

Published on Jan 15, 2016 ProckGnosis

"A demo showing the Dreadbox Hades Bass Synth married up to and running through the Dreadbox Erebus Synth and filter. For me, the two work quite well together, with the Hades nicely complementing the Erebus, giving you the extra benefits of:
1. A third oscillator to do paraphonic 3-note chords
2. A third Oscillator to fatten up your mono leads and basses
3. A variable PW waveform (for folks who own the Erebus first edition, which has no PW capability)
4. Two sub oscillators

All of that combined makes for one aggressive, mix-cutting analog synth that is a definite pleasure to play. Cheers!"

E-mu Emulator II - HxC Floppy Drive Emulator Upgrade

Published on Jan 15, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 synth tech tutorial by RetroSound

How to install the HxC floppy drive emulator on the E-MU Emulator II

The SD HxC Floppy Emulator can you buy on the Lotharek page. I use the Rev-F Black version. You can find all other parts in electronic web shops. All works of your own risc!

sound demo: E-mu Emulator II

How to install the HxC floppy emulator upgrade on the E-mu Emax:"

E-MU Emax - HxC Floppy Drive Emulator Upgrade

Published on Nov 6, 2013

"(c) 2013 vintage synth tech tutorial by
How to install the HxC floppy drive emulator on an E-MU Emax 1

The SD HxC Floppy Emulator can be buy on the Lotharek page. I use the Rev-F Black version. All works of your own risc!

all sounds in the tutorial: E-MU Emax SE sample library"

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