MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Talko Exploration 1: Banks

Published on Dec 4, 2015 Jean-Luc Deladrière

"Talko is an Arduino based Eurorack module that allows true LPC speech synthesis. This first demo illustrate the use of the various banks"

See the Polaxis label below for more. Note the Polaxis label was previously Deladriere. Polaxis is the brand.

Dante Gonzales - Suspensión Gravitatoria (Live Session)

Published on Feb 11, 2016 Dante Gonzales

"Performance en vivo registrada y producida por Lado B Medios
Música compuesta y ejecutada por Dante Gonzales.
C & P Lado B Medios 2014 Lima - Perú

Intrumentos Utilizados:
ARP Omni 2
Atomosynth Multiklon
Moog MG-1
Roland TR-707
Roland MC-505
Pearl Syncussion
Yamaha CS-30"

E-mu Emulator II Vintage Sampler "Ghost Ship"

Published on Feb 11, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all sounds: E-mu Emulator II Sampling Synthesizer (1984)
recording: multi-tracking without MIDI
fx: a bit reverb and delay

I used the original Emulator II sampling library."

Song of Filter : KORG minilogue

Published on Feb 11, 2016 karenevil

"Filter is singing with the knob :D"

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Waldorf Streichfett String Machine teardown MF#69

Published on Feb 11, 2016 markusfuller

"A quick look inside the Streichfett String machine by Waldorf
Not a lot to see really but interesting how much can be done with just one arm processor."

MOOG SOURCE sample & hold applied to filter...

Published on Feb 11, 2016 James Reeno

QLFO AQA ElektriX Demo Video Triple QLFO Now Available

Published on Feb 11, 2016 AQA ElektriX

Hypersynth Xenophone Analog Synthesizer - Sound Design (Part 1)

Published on Feb 11, 2016 perfectcircuitaudio

Perfect Circuit Audio on eBay

Factory patches posted here.

MATRIXSYNTH T In Ocsprey's Studio

via MATRIXSYNTH Member, @Ocsprey

"I May wear this several days in a row. Love it! @matrixsynth"

Another MATRIXSYNTH T finds a good home! :)

Roland TR-808 with Analogue Solutions MIDI and Tone Mods SN 052075

via this auction

"The absolute classic, as if you need any introduction, this Roland TR-808 has a history of its own. This drum machine lived at the now defunct Soma Recording Studios here in Chicago, and featured on many recordings made during that studio's tenure. This one has been heavily modded by Analogue Solutions in the UK, and includes a full tonal mod with hardwired box, and MIDI in, out, and thru ports. There is a switch on the back to disengage the MIDI. This machine was recently gone over by a technician, sounds great, writes programs, and all the mods are functioning. Due to the heavy modifications and a few sticky step buttons, however, this item will be sold AS IS, but we are confident that it will give you all the BOOM you need."

Moog Rogue Analog Synth SN 8830 with Mods

via this auction

"The synth works perfectly, I've never had any issues with it. I bought it refurbished from Switched On Electronics store in Austin TX. At the time of purchase, it had been previously outfitted with 3 modifications:

1. The first one is an upgraded power cable. Both longer and sturdier than the original (or so I am told).
2. The second mod is an octave switch located to the left of the keyboard. The oscillators within the synth have an octave controller themselves, but this one adds versatility in functionality as well as tonality.
3. The third mod is an additional filter located opposite the aforementioned octave switch, to the right of the keyboard. It is singularly controlled but one blue knob. I have no information on the specifics of this extra filter, but once you start playing with it, it can be pretty cool.

There is a small blue symbol painted to the right of the keys. No big deal, I'm sure it could be removed with little trouble, if so inclined."


Published on Feb 11, 2016 logreybeam

"latest patch i have going, help from elektron Rytm for drums"

Takete - Layering Granular Synths (Advanced Technique)

Published on Feb 11, 2016 RefinedStochastic

"How to layer granular synth instruments with a matrix controller on a polyphonic channel to create more detailed sounds."

iTunes: Takete - Refined Stochastic Technology

Torino Synth Meeting Set for May 28 and 29

via Torino Synth Meeting:

"Today a very important news for the Torino Synth Meeting and for its sixth edition.

We have the official dates, the 2016 meeting will be held the last weekend of May, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29.

Thanks to the results obtained with the fifth edition, this year the meeting will last two days!

And this is only the first news concerning the sixth year in fact, given the demands of the public and exhibitors, this year the meeting will also host brands and manufacturers of:

Studio equipment
DJ equipment
Software and controllers
P. A. and backline
Lighting and stage
But also music-related companies and institutions such as:

Recording studios
Schools and academies
Last news (for now) is the location change.
For two days of music and music instruments, we selected BUNKER, historical independent cultural center run by 'Associazione Culturale Variante Bunker'

Bunker is a cultural independent space and place-active laboratory for testing a new precursor model of urban development, close to a major urban transformation of the city of Turin, which is "Variante 200”, by promoting in the same place creative ideas and public utilities functions. Born from the collaboration with the company owner Torino Quittengo, Bunker now is gered by the “Variante Bunker” Cultural Association together with “Variante Bunker Sport”. In their industrial spaces converted, both associations promote a mix of artistic and installative interventions linked to the scene of the international street art, urban gardening, sports, clubbing, experimentation and musical research.

Soon more news!"

EMS Synth-E SN 154.E

via this auction

"This is about as clean as they come. It's in beautiful, fully functional condition. A few signs of it's age, but no ugly scratches or dents anywhere. The photos show a bit of checking on the case latches, a few small smudges on the case exterior, and a small smudge of some sort near the speaker. Of the approx. 200 made, this is #154.

It's been gone over completely by Portland Custom Shop here in Portland, Oregon, and has a clean bill of health, and is ready for your sound design. It has a lot of patch cables, and a cable I had made to run from an Elektron Analog 4 CV/Gate output directly to the keyboard input."

Single Keyboard Sequential Circuits Prophet 10

via this auction
Update: video posted here.

"Up for sale is my unique sequential circuits prophet 10 synthesizer. First the bad - the previous owner professionally chopped off the second keyboard from the unit along with the old sequencer. Consider this unit two prophet 5s with the ability to stack voices and create some of the best sounding synth tracks you've ever heard.

The good - this unit was fully serviced a year ago by Three Wave Music in NJ and everything is fully working and it tunes up great. The only thing off is that the contact of the second highest B flat is not working after having not used it much over the past 6 months but this should be an extremely easy fix. I haven't been able to figure out the midi on this unit but that might just be not knowing how to get the channels set up right. Besides that she is beautiful."

PPG Wave 2.3 Synthesizer with flight case

via this auction

"If you've been holding out for the best possible PPG WAVE 2.3 or 2.2, this is for you!

Comes with a clean and seldom used flight case (also in excellent condition) and extra back-light panel (!) (This unit is still using the original backlight!) Also included is the original manual and a CD containing just about every PPG technical document ever published, along with an updated manual PDF, SYSEX libraries, schematics, etc.

Note that I have restored all the original patches using the original SYSEX file. This is as close to a brand new unit as you'll find.

The unit is fully 100% functional and has been upgraded to the latest v.8.3 OS chips from Virtual Music..."

BoB SwanS - Prophet 12 Demo Track

"This is the first track i made that is created using sounds entirely created on the DSI Prophet 12 Module. Its about 2 years old but i never bothered posting it, so here it is.

The drums are sampled from the P12 into Ableton and dropped into a drum rack with some processing. The other synth parts are multitracked."

Novation // Launchpad for iPad - Midi Sync Output

Published on Feb 11, 2016 NovationTV

"We're adding MIDI Sync Output to Launchpad for iPad. This will allow you to use other apps and external hardware at the same time whilst locked to the beat.

Download the App for free:"
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Bastl Instruments Introduces SixtyKnobs Controller for Sonic Potions LXR

Published on Feb 11, 2016 Bastl Instruments

"Yo! This is a teaser for new programmer/expander developed by Bastl Instruments collective. It´s called SixtyKnobs and serves as an expansion module for incredibly powerful LXR drummachine from independent diy synth manufacturer Sonic Potions. It has sixty knobs and it lets you to programm most of LXR´s parameters on the fly. Its great for quick editing and jamming. It truly unleashes the beast hidden in the LXR´s synth engine!

Pricing and availability will be announced in early summer 2016."


VCTR from Eldancer on Vimeo.


Eurorack, Elektron & Nord Drum2

Published on Feb 11, 2016 eastablishrec

"Part of the live set.

Eurorack : DPO and Cyclebox plays random notes and connected to Octatrack's audio input via Mackie (using Alt out) to add more modulations, effects and also do realtime sampling. Mysteron plays high pitch random notes and Braids plays lead line. OSC03 (MASF) are also connected to OT's audio input and does hihat (use OT's LFO as a gate).

Octatrack does main sequence for Eurorack and sending master clock. Using Through & Neighbor machine to process incoming modular sound, also using Flex machine for realtime sampling.
Machinedrum does beats and Nord Drum2 plays sub bass line and FM stab sound.
All these are mixed in Mackie.

Performed by Koichi Shimizu in Bangkok."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 011 - Music

Published on Feb 11, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 027-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 012-

Here is a little jam I did with the Phenol being triggerd by Arturia Beatstep sequencer and some drums from Rolands TR-8.
Pretty simple patch running on the Phenol. Take a look on the Patchsheet below for details.


Like the track? Download it here for free:"

maasijam session #14 - Volca Keys / Bass meets Omnisphere 2 - Arab Rhapsody

Published on Feb 11, 2016 maasijam

"Jam session number fourteen. Live recording in one take.
Sounds: Omnisphere 2 (4 instances), Volca keys (Pluck Seq.), Volca Bass (Lead) and NI Polyplex for drumbeat. At the end there is a sample from the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech

Hope you like it. If you have questions - ask in the comments.

Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Bass
Korg NanoKontrol2
Akai MPK Mini
Omnisphere 2
ValhallaRoom (I love it)
Valhalla Ubermod
NI Replika Delay
Launchpad mini
Miditemp 8x8 Midi Merger
Ableton Live

Recorded directly on a Tascam DR07 MK2."

Beyond Sunset - 80s sound test

Published on Feb 11, 2016 tiergrinder

"I was recording 80's sounds from my Juno-106, Jupiter Clone and TX81z, and decided to make a short video while I was doing it.

Pad and Main melody line - JUNO-106
Poly Chords - Jupiter Clone
Bright Arpeggio - TX81z

Synths are sequenced live from Ableton through Motu Micro Lite 5x5 midi interface and were multitrack recorded with Tascam 16x08 audio interface. I added drum and bass parts later from the track I was making at the moment.
Bassline is also from Jupiter Clone."

The Korg Minilogue-02-The Oscillators Part 2

Published on Feb 11, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the second part of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the oscillators present on the Korg Minilogue.

Help support Automatic Gainsay!"

Part 1 here.

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Tutorial: The Sampler in modstep

Published on Feb 11, 2016 MODSTEP

iTunes: modstep - AppBC

Mogees & Space Jar

Published on Feb 11, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"This is my third little video showing you Mogees with a simple jar . Mogees is a contact microphone with which you can transform any object in an instrument. In this video I use the mac plugin version of Mogees Software and the Valhalla VintageVerb Plugin."

Preview PyraOs 0.85

Published on Feb 11, 2016 Squarp Instruments

"This video showcase 2 new features:
- Transpose step-by-step (chord transposition)
- Draw CC automations with touchpad

PyraOs 0.85 includes a lot of new features, including:
- Track transpose & step transpose (available in stepmodes NOTE, CHORDS, CC MESSAGES, EFFECTS)
- Draw automations with touchpad
- Save/load settings and track channels in flash memory
- Midi metronome
- Mute/unmute tracks in sync
- Assign analog inputs to CC MESSAGES and EFFECTS parameters
- PYRAMiDi implementation chart
- Graphic ameliorations"

Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #13

Published on Feb 11, 2016 ozashikiTECHNO

"Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer Demo
Recorder: Ableton Live 8"

VGM #66: Forest Frenzy (Donkey Kong Country)

Published on Feb 11, 2016

"It's almost like I am working towards something bigger. Here is a more upbeat DKC track for you all.


NES with Chip Maestro - Leads
Euro-Rack (controlled by microbrute) - Leads
Kurzweil PC3X - Rhodes
Moog LP - Bass
DSI Prophet 08 - Pads
DSI Tempest - Drums
Acoustic Guitar (Tuned to DADADD)"

New Orthogonal Devices ER-301 Taking Shape

via @odevices

"The ER-301 is finally starting to take a concrete form. Hopefully just one more iteration before production."

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.