MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rico's Securité Connection

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"Written by D.Clapp and J.S. Badia

A Tanzbar and Sub 37 processed through vintage effects were fed into an Octatrack. Then Analog Four and Teenage Engineering were added as well as some more drum sounds from the Octatrack. Everything was recorded into Ableton Live where it was edited and mixed down. Footage from Miami and environs recorded by J.S. Badia."

A new track by MATRIXSYNTH Member, Jacques Mongrel aka Pinwale Sounds.

Introducing the LAB:1 Synthesizer by Artificial Noise

Published on Feb 2, 2016 Artificial Noise
"The first Demo video of the Artificial Noise LAB:1 Synthesizer."

Artificial Noise has introduced the LAB:1 Synthesizer. What might initially appear to be a drone synthesizer, is actually capable of a bit more. Be sure to listen to the SoundCloud demos above. Note this is the first Artificial Noise post on the site.

The following are the details on the LAB:1 Synthesizer (you'll find a link further below):

"100% Analog 6 Oscillator Experimental Synthesizer

3 Audio Frequency Oscillators with Triangle, Sawtooth and Square waveforms

3 Low Frequency Oscillators with Triangle and Square waveforms

Switches to X-Mod Oscillator One with Oscillator Two, and X-Mod Oscillator Two with Oscillator Three

Switches to Modulate LFO One with LFO Two, and Modulate LFO Two with LFO Three

Audio Oscillators can be free running or can be triggered via Buttons on the front of the unit.

Level/Depth and Frequency Pots for each Oscillator

Solid Oak End caps and metal case.

Designed to sound thick and raw with little regard for stability and "clean" waveforms, expect to explore strange audio territories with the LAB:1.

Powerful modulating drones to melodic rhythm sequences to spacey sound effects to total audio chaos.

Easy to use with with all controls available at hand but hard to restrain by nature, the LAB:1 is for those who welcome the unexpected.

Works great as a stand alone composition tool or used to generate new sounds for a sampler.

List price $300 (plus shipping).

Available for presale at

Artificial Noise is a maker of strange sound makers. A small company based in Winnipeg Canada, it exists to design weird gear for synth-heads and experimenters."

1970's Vintage EML Module Synthesizer Lot - Electronic Music Lab w/BOX

via this auction

"Original EML Electronic Music Lab SYNTHESIZER Lot...8 Original 1973 ERA Modules....ALL LOOK Excellent...Insides of all Modules are EXCELLENT...have not tested....RARE Vintage EML Synthesizer Module LOT for your collection..."


via this auction

"In perfect working condition and great shape, little wear and tear on wood siding."

Note the Gate Hz/V mods on the back. For those not familiar with Hz/V it's the voltage format early KORG synths like the MS20 used for patching. Moog and eurorack is 1 volt per octave.

Futuresonus Parva - Hardware and Menu Overview (no sounds)

Published on Feb 4, 2016 djthomaswhite

"A quick look at the Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer build quality and hardware, and a look at the editing menu navigation. Sound demos are currently on my Soundcloud (djthomaswhite). Video demos of sound and editing are coming next."

"First day demo of my Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer. This is really just a recording of my meeting around with the sounds I created on the fly. You will hear reverb and chorus from an Eventide H9 at times but most of what you hear is dry. The first patch is entirely Parva for example. I see great potential in this synthesizer and am glad I supported the project on Kickstarter. Units should be available for sale on soon! BTW, the final patch is intended to sound like a horror movie soundtrack. It has no oscillators involved other than the filter self oscillating and me turning the knobs for frequency and resonance to change the sound. Really creepy!"

"Here is my second noodle around with the Futuresonus Parva synthesizer. There are no external effects in this demo. Everything you here is 100% Parva. I am particularly excited with the Detroit String stabs which are the result of 3 oscillators, 4 LFO's, panning and LFO cross-modulation. There are also some good examples of bass (which is very good) and some softer and rougher tones. Again, not trying to win a music award, but more showcasing the sounds this instrument can produce. I hope you enjoy! Notes - This is without the updated OS addressing several issues. The high pitched whine you here is due to me running the oscillators at 25 out of 127 gain and having to jack up the main out. Brad at Futuresonus is fixing this by lowering the overall internal gain of the oscillators which will allow them to be turned up without causing crunchiness in the filter and amplifier sections. Also, the filter tuning is not fixed in this OS I am using but you can hear I am still getting some great sounds. Some of the patches feature the mod matrix this time around where you have 16 slots to assign modulation to the wheel, velocity, etc. I only assigned features to the mod wheel but it is quite powerful and I will explore it more in future demos. Check out for more info on the Parva."

Introducing the $40,000 Holland SM2000 Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

You might remember the Holland Synthesizer SM2014 Triple VCO Intro video previously posted here. At the time of the post the Holland Synthesizer website was not yet live and little was known about the full system. The site is now live and we have details.

Note Holland also offers DI Boxes, Rack Mount Mixers, Audio Consoles, and 500 Series modules.

The following is for the SM2000 modular system including a note on that price. Also note the jacks are 1/4" and not 1/8" or .35mm.

"The Holland Synthesizer Model SM2000 is a 3U Euro format* monophonic modular synthesizer. This is truly an aerospace quality musical instrument, designed for the most discriminating musicians, studios, and producers. The system uses a backplane that carries control voltages, triggers and audio signals to and from the various modules, however all patching can be overridden from the front panel. All jacks are Switchcraft 1/4" for ruggedness. The SM2000 is designed to be a standalone system, but being modular in nature allows for a high degree of customization.

The standard system contains the follow modules:

SM2014 Triple Voltage Controlled Oscillator/ Mixer Module. Each oscillator has six waveform outputs that can be mixed together. A fourth mixer combines the outputs of the three oscillators and an external signal source. Adjustable PWM and linear modulation. Coarse and fine tuning on each oscillator and a master tune for all 3 tracking together.

SM2051 Noise generator featuring white, pink, red and infrared sources.

SM2032 Multimode Voltage Controlled Filter. Has 8 outputs. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Reject (Notch). Each configuration has a 12dB and 24dB per octave mode. Four overlapping ranges with adjustable damping and manual frequency control.

SM2048A Dual Envelope Generator. Two independant envelope generators tied to the same trigger. Time at each stage adjustable from 1 millisecond to 18 seconds. Level attenuators for each output. 5 overlapping time ranges, and manual trigger. LEDs track stages through envelope. Generates true linear envelopes.

SM2022 Dual Log Voltage Controlled Amplifiers. Produces log output with linear input. Unheard of 118 dB dynamic range. Input and output level controls and CV attenuators. Manual offset controls for ease of setup and maximizing dynamic range.

SM2041 MIDI to CV and Trigger Interface.

SM2046 Control Voltage Processor. Takes in a control voltage and produces a copy and an inverted copy. Allows user to control offset, gain and slew rate. Also has two outputs for adjustable, attenuated versions of the outputs.

SM2063 Multiples, Voltage sources and Attenuators. Has 3 four point multiples, 4 adjustable DC voltage sources and 2 adjustable attenuators.

SM2012 Low Frequency Oscillator. Oscillator has two selectable ranges, high for modulation, and low for filters and amplitude modulation. Output waveforms are sine, triangle, square, pulse, positive ramp and negative ramp. Also has controls for tuning and fine tuning, pulse width, PWM attenuator, and two output level controls.

SM2035 Fixed Filter Bank. This module has 12 resonant filters spaced musically at about half octaves. Each filter has 10dB of boost and cut. The highest and lowest filters are shelving type.

SM2061 Buss Access, Power Monitor and Headphone Amplifier. Includes 4 volume controls for the audio output busses, and output jacks. Also includes jacks for the 4 trigger outputs and 4 control voltage outputs. Headpone output with level control. Power keyswitch and LED power indicators for each voltage.

*Our modules are actually much more compliant to Euro format than most other manufacturers. The Euro format (which is technically called DIN 41612) specifies that modules will be a minimum of 160 mm deep and use a 96 pin connector to get power and signals to and from a backplane. This is far too expensive for most manufacturers. We adhere to the majority of this mechanical specification, except for our backplane which is optimized for audio signals. Therefore, our modules are too deep to fit in our competitors racks. We also use higher supply voltages and different power connectors than most other companies. However, our audio inputs and outputs, control voltages and triggers are compatible with most other Euro format synthesizers.

Complete systems starting around $40,000.00 USD"

On that price from their FAQ page:

"Why are Holland Synthesizer products so expensive?

Unfortunately, there are many factors that contribute to this. Up until recently, all of our projects were 'One of a Kind', which means all of the development costs are rolled into the first unit. Secondly, all of our products are hand made, and built to rigorous aerospace quality guidelines, which is reflected in our product reliability. When you are not using mass production, costs go up dramatically. And lastly, we use very expensive components. We select each component to be the absolute best performing component, based on sound quality and reliability, without regard to price. This is one of the reasons we have audibly superior products. Let me use our SM2000 synthesizer modules as a concrete example. All of our modules have front panels that are machined, powder coated, engraved and filled with colored ink. Other manufacturers might pay $3.00 for a front panel where one of ours costs us $300.00. After 10 years of wear, ours still look the same. We also use brass collet knobs, Bourns pots, and Switchcraft jacks. Our competitors might pay 49 cents for a pot and knob, where our cost is $11.00. Multiply that by a hundred, and you see what happens."

Yamaha reface Keytar Promotion - reface + free keytar = FREETAR!

Well that was fun.  Now that you have been entertained, here are the details:

"The reface Keytar is a great new accessory that makes it even easier to play any place, any time... no lap required! Just attach the two brackets and the strap to your reface, and you're ready to rock! Why should guitarists have all the fun? For a limited time, get a free keytar strap kit when you buy a reface and get ready to steal some guitar-player thunder!"

Check with a dealer on the right of MATRIXSYNTH to see if they are offering the deal. If not, then head over here

afta8's Techno Audulus Patch

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Bimini Road

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"Subscribe to afta8 on YouTube here:

Download afta8's patch here - there is also an in-depth explanation of how the patch works there as well:­track-#Item_1

Follow afta8 on Soundcloud:"

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer SN 8470

via this auction

Live Korg Volca Jam 014 . Korg Volca , Arturia and Roland Boutique

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Todd Smith

": Gear Used :

Roland JU-06
Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Monotron Delay
Arturia Microrbute
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap & TrueVerb
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )


The Korg Volca Beats sleeps on this ambient style track. Korg Bass , Arturia Microbrute and Roland JU-06 are on sequence duty. The Microkorg and Korg Volca Keys are played live. The Korg Monotron Delay is being used for strange LFO sounds and to delay my "body sample" which is catching a local christian radio show. The Korg Volca series is really fun to push in new directions . The atmosphere on this track is thick , slow and dark. I hope you enjoy the trip !!"

Tasty Chips ST4 loves Sawbench

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Pieter van der Meer

"A short clip of the ST4 prototype sequencing the Sawbench over MIDI. Please help us to make the ST4 a reality:
More about the Sawbench:"

Make Noise TEMPI Pt. 4: SHIFT

Published on Feb 4, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"TEMPI is a 6 CHannel, polyphonic time-shifting clock module. It provides an intuitive method for creation and recall of complex clocking arrangements within a modular synthesizer system. Using HUMAN and/ or MACHINE programming you could re-create most classic Clock Divider and Multiplier arrangements and then continue on to create new ones. Store up to 64 for later recall and Select them using control signals from within your system or the Select Bus."

All parts here.

100% LIve

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Miloyko M

"jam with MD, annalog4, octatrack"

NAMM 2016: Rob Papen

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Keyboard Instrument Chops and Gear

"Rob Papen shows off their new Prisma Plugin at the Winter NAMM Show 2016."

elektrofunk - another improvsed jam on Prophet 6 & Moog Sub 37

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Phoenix-Flare

"Still messing around with some beat tracks and live playing of Prophet 6 and Moog Sub 37. I'll do a video sometime on the Prophet 6 - what I like about it and showing some sounds. I'm also working on adding it into my live set in my band."

Pano by Den Stora Bilen Featuring the DSI Prophet 12

"Starting of ambient-ish and ends up more towards four on the floor.

All sound expect the piano was made on the Prophet 12. Snare and hi-hat didn't end up sounding as good as I wanted but this track was more about me trying out another (very linear) workflow so I decided they where good enough."

Techno Essentials Sylenth1 Presets by Abletunes

Published on Feb 2, 2016 abletunes

"64 top notch Sylenth1 presets designed for Techno and Tech House productions."

"Techno Essentials for Sylenth1 is a soundbank of 64 presets ready to use in a variety of styles ranging from deep, dark and dub techno to tech-house and beyond.

Unique, spacious, ear-catching FX, percussion elements to top up your rhythms, hypnotizing leads, great, smooth keys and deep, dark basses is what you get. Produced by Adam Pietruszko (

All sounds in the demo apart from drums come from this pack.

16 Effect Presets
16 Percussion Presets
12 Lead Presets
10 Key Presets
10 Bass Presets"

New Eurorack Modules From Abstract Data At Winter NAMM

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Synthtopia

"At the 2016 NAMM Show, UK-based Abstract Data introduced several new Eurorack modules.

Here's an overview and demo from designer Justin Owen"

Synthrotek MST System 84 - Demonstrations

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"::| A Good Pair of Headphones or Speakers is Highly Recommended |::
A variety of demonstrations showcasing the new 'Synthrotek MST System 84' complete voice Eurorack synth. All synth sounds from the System 84 only. Reverb and Delay courtesy of the Eventide H9. The Moog Sub 37 was used as a MIDI controller only."

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 23

Published on Feb 4, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible


Folktek - Matter
Livewire - Chaos Computer
And lots more things."

Yamaha SS-30 Analog String Synth SN 1222

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Model 700 Analog Synth CV Programmer

via this auction

"This is a VERY RARE Model 700 Programmer by Sequential Circuits. It was a product designed to allow you to save presets for your CV based analog synths. Just check it out online for all the details, features and specs.

This one will need some service, so it's priced very cheap compared to what they typically sell for. It does power on, but the 2-digit LED display rarely shows any data, and controls/lights aren't doing anything. I would assume that the internal battery does need to be replaced, but no clue beyond that what will be involved in getting it up and going. There also appears to be something missing on the back right above the Output - Input label (see pictures)."

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Synthesizer Drum Machine Sequencer SN 43332

via this auction

Vintage KORG MS-50 SN 190383 + MS-02

via this auction

"The MS-50 is a keyboard less expander type module which is completely patchable. It uses the Korg Hz/V type of CV and Gate for controlling other synths such as the MS-20. The MS-20 alone is a monophonic, single VCO analog beast with fat rich sounds!! While an analog beast, the MS-50 offers more patchable ability than the other MS synths.

It also offers ring modulator, voltmeter and sample & hold functions. This has been used by well known artist such as The Chemical Brothers.

We also offer the MS-02, which is an interface that was designed to connect the MS Series and other synths using an Oct/V like the Moog series.

This unit lets you change the control signal of one system into the control signs used in another system. It basically acts as an interface to so that two synthesisers can be used together for synthesisers that have input and output jacks for control voltage, trigger and gate signals.

A great deal to have both systems in your studio setup!!!"

KORG DV 800 in Great Condition (Black Coloured Main Panel with Dust Cover) SN 5545

via this auction

Trippy semi-transparent cover.

"The Korg DB 800 is a great, popular duophonic/monophonic synthesizer. It contains 2 analog oscillators which can be used individually or together to create fat duophonic sounds. This unit comes with a chorus and ring modulator. This unit is an easy to use synth, which allows you to creating very fat, clean bass sounds to raw lead sounds."


via this auction

ROLAND JUPITER 6 w/ flight case in Excellent Condition SN 260342

via this auction

ROLAND JUPITER 8 in Great Condition

via this auction

"Roland's first truly professional analog synthesizer. Known as the best out of the Jupiter series,this amazing piece features 16 rich analog oscillators at 2 per voice.

This beauty can go up to 8 voices, making the analog sounds, rich and thick!! Very easy to program synthesizer.

Great sliders, knobs and buttons to give you the maximum flexible for tweaking each sound."

KORG Minilogue Homemade Patches

KORG Minilogue Homemade Patches from Sally Sparks on Vimeo.

"A few KORG Minilogue Patches I made in the last week or so. It's fun and quick to program."

minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

DiscoverSoftware // Native Instruments Blocks Wired // XY Presets Part 1

Published on Feb 4, 2016 DiscoverNoise

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This video takes a look at the presets of the Native Instruments Blocks Wired XY. It's Part 1 of 2.
Blocks Wired was a free christmas giveaway together with the Reaktor 6 Player in 2015.

Prior to this video we're shown the Blocks Wired Presets:
- Lumikko
- Submotion

Following up to this are the preset videos for Blocks Wired:
- XY Part 2 - Free Running Presets."


DiscoverSoftware // Native Instruments Blocks Wired // XY Presets Part 2 (Free Running Patches)

Easel Random Bassline Generator

Published on Feb 4, 2016 The Galaxy Electric

"The purpose of this video is to explore the control voltage envelope generated from the dynamics of the audio coming into the easel via the external input. This patch involves a drum loop coming in and triggering the envelope generator and low pass gate of the complex oscillator. The pitch is being randomly changed subtly by the envelope of the drum loop as well. The result is a random baseline that perfectly fits the loop. To add some fun I have the Pulsar modulating the low pass gate of the ext. input in lo pass filter mode. This helps create poly rhythms and other variations of the incoming beat. Changing the beat changes everything. This video only scratches the surface as to what is possible with this concept. iOS App FunkBox is providing the beats."

Kevin Follet - Sleep Disorder #3

Published on Feb 4, 2016 kevin follet

"First test of my new NovaDrone Double by Casper Electronics
Ableton Live for processing"

SoundPrism Link Edition

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Audanika

"A new SoundPrism app built specifically for you to play together with other Ableton Link enabled apps."

iTunes: SoundPrism Link Edition

"***Introductory price for a the first few days after launch - if you're reading this, get it while it's fresh out of the oven!***

SoundPrism Link Edition is the newest incarnation of the award winning SoundPrism app. Link Edition integrates flawlessly into the new Ableton Link workflow with a totally redesigned sound engine that syncs with other Link enabled apps.

Play full arrangements of bass, harmony and melody with just one tap - in sync with all other Link enabled apps.

Find out more about Ableton Link and discover other compatible apps at


* Breathtaking multi-timbral sound engine with massive polyphony and great-sounding effects. SoundPrism Link Edition's sounds are hand-crafted by Swiss sound designer Oliver Imseng to work beautifully with each other.
* Innovative and improved chord input system: effortlessly play inversions and chord progressions while focusing on your track, not on the music theory behind it.
* A ribbon controller for live manipulation of the built-in effects - all in sync with other Ableton Link enabled apps.
* Interactive tutorial system: SoundPrism walks you through its interface and teaches you how to play.
* Supports Audiobus including state saving.
* Supports Core MIDI. You can even split bass, chords and melody by routing different MIDI channels to different MIDI enabled apps or devices."

Commando High Score - on Teenage Engineering PO-28 & PO-14

Published on Feb 3, 2016 tubesockor

"The old classic Rob Hubbard song from the C64-game Commando, performed on two Teenage Engineering PO-28 & PO-14 Pocket Operators.

All filmed in one go, no sound editing."

Teenage Engineering on eBay | Teenage Engineering on Amazon

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