MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016


Published on Feb 15, 2016 Ritchie DeCarlo

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KORG Gadget Version 2.0 supports ALL iOS devices

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Korg

iTunes: KORG Gadget for iPad - KORG INC.

"KORG Gadget offers a collection of more than 20 different synthesizers and drum machines called "Gadgets ". These gadgets were designed to assist the user to produce powerful electronic music. The latest version features universal support not only for the iPad, but also for the iPad Pro and the iPhone. The painstaking attention that Korg has given its hardware instruments for more than fifty years has now taken shape as cutting-edge software in the KORG Gadget. It's the ultimate all-in-one music production studio app."

Commodore 64 MSSIAH Synthesizer

via this auction

"Excellent condition vintage Commodore 64 with mssiah cartridge. 1 Sid chip, 3 voice synth, sequencer, monosynth, drum machine etc.

Original box and diskettes (I am not sure if the diskettes work... But you can keep them for fun)

Includes everything needed to make chip tune music: mouse, joystick, sound cable for clean audio!, video cable with coax adapter, power supply

All you need is a tv to hook it up to, I would use an old school tv, it seems to work the best and it feels more nostalgic."

Sequential Circuits Pro-One style synth pictured below.

Make Noise Tempi Live Jam [Short Video]

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Stingray

"Testing out Tempi's mute function, very handy!
Not seen is an Arturia MicroBrute as bassline/clock.
Last video with this case =("

DIY Eurorack Synthesizer Modules - Getting Started - MVM #24

Published on Feb 15, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"Today we're going to be talking about DIY Eurorack Synthesizer Modules. Here at MIDIVERSE - TV we just finished building our very first DIY module, the Synthrotek Atari Punk Console. We're going to be plugging the audio output of the APC into the audio input on the Korg Minilogue. This way we'll be able to use the oscilloscope of the Minilogue to see the waveforms that come out of the APC module."

1985 E&MM Yamaha TX7 Review

This one in via noyzelab. Click through for the second scan.

The Audulus K!SS DRUM

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Bimini Road

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"The K!SS Drum is an Audulus module made with Karplus-Strong Synthesis. It uses short bursts of filtered feedbacking noise to create plucking and drumming sounds.

This module can create all manner of percussion sounds - snares from dull to trashy; claves; bongos; toms; sizzling hats - its really quite endless.

This is a preview of the module - more to come soon!

Thanks to Tim from for the tip off about K-S Synthesis. Check out his excellent video demos as well! [see this one on Audulus]"

AniModule SOB and TrAniModule effecting Miniak audio with MIDI-CV Converter

Published on Feb 15, 2016 JRock17991's channel

"Running Miniak Audio through an AniModule SOB BandPass.
Line to Synth level with TrAniModule Line_In then control the AnVilope with the gate out from a MIDI-CV converter triggered by the Miniak / MPC1000 MIDI channel Notepress.
Check out our modules at:"

The K5 Additive Synthesizer Chip

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Dr Korg

"Testing a single chip additive synth from"

Update: some details and pics via DSP Synth where you'll find links to order it. Note there are two versions of the chip.

"The K5 is a 5 sine oscillator in a 8-pin DIP.

1 analog pitch input CV for the fundamental. 1v/oct.
4 analog levels CV for level of the 4 overtones.

This is the synth that requires no filter for shaping. because you can modulate the harmonic content of the fundamental frequency.

$15 including shipping.

There is also a LFO version of the chip, the KL5 Harmonic LFO.
Same function but LFO-range of the fundamental frequency."

Analogue envelope behaviour Minilogue vs. SH-101

Published on Feb 14, 2016 tim

Update: possible fix at 4:05 in this video from Sonic State.

"In this video we demonstrate a problem with Korg's latest dream synth - the fundamental subject of true analogue envelope behaviour, which Korg have failed to employ in this, otherwise brilliant, synth. The incorrect digital envelope is also probably at least partly responsible for the ubiquitous clicking that many people have also bemoaned."

Here's an interesting video. I will admit this one initially stumped me. When I first saw it I thought they were mixing up Multi Trigger vs Single Trigger modes. In Multi Trigger every note played will re-trigger an envelope, in Single Trigger every note continues with the currently triggered envelop - essentially all notes share the currently running envelope until it has been played out. In the video it appears like the minilogue is behaving in Multi Trigger mode (re-triggering the envelope for every note played, thus the Attack phase starts over each time) and the SH-101 in Single Trigger mode (skipping the attack phase and continuing on with the Sustain - that's how I would usual patch up that sort of sound).

And... I was wrong. It took me a while in an exchange in the comments section of the video on YouTube, but they have cleared the fog that shrouded my feeble mind.

So what are they actually talking about? The envelope should actually re-trigger at the last level the Attack reached, not the beginning. Let that sink in. In Multi Trigger mode, it normally doesn't restart at zero on an analog synth, but rather the last level the Attack stage reached. It might sound counter intuitive but I verified this is indeed the behavior on a Voyager set to Multi Trigger. To try it yourself, set your ADSR levels to max and hold a note (on the Voyager make sure the Release switch to the left of the keyboard is ON). You'll notice the swell of the Attack stage. Once it's risen a bit start playing other notes either in legato or staccato. You'll notice that instead of the initial swell of the Attack, the notes will just play. Now set the DSR levels down to zero, but leave the Attack full and try the same. You should now notice that the Attack level swells for every note. This is because the envelope completes it's cycle as soon as you release a note - the DSR stages are zero). When you have longer DSR times and you re-trigger a note in Multi Trigger mode before they end, the note essentially re-triggers at the last level the Attack rather than the start. In Single Trigger mode new notes continue at whatever ADSR stage the envelope is currently at vs. re-triggering it at the last Attack level. A bit confusing? Yes, but that is indeed how it usually works with analog unless a "start at zero" is specifically designed in. How your synth will work will depend on that. So, if Single Trigger mode can get you close enough, then why does it matter? Well in the case of the minilogue, I'm not finding the option in the manual and I do not own one (yet) to go looking myself. If you own one and/or can verify either way, please do. If this video is correct which I'm inclined to believe it is, then there is no way to get a slow attack into a nice smooth or soaring lead line. Think about that a bit. That is quite a big limitation for many. No Pink Floyd for you.

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Minilogue Test : Using the sequencer to record knob motion

Published on Feb 15, 2016 K More

"A great tip I found on Sonicstate's channel.
Any knob motion can be recorded to the sequencer, up to 4 layers.
Just press Play to get the sequencer running, then Rec and move any knob. The Rec light will automatically go off at the end of the sequencer. Press Rec again to go to layer 2, then 3 and 4.
Press Edit Mode and Voice button 4 to delete layers.
MIDI sync with DSI Tempest."

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Pro 2 Drum "Fade-to-Grey"

Published on Feb 15, 2016 experimentalsynth

"I programmed an effect similar to Ableton's 'Fade To Grey' on my Pro 2. In the background Pro 2 drum sequence patch, a single sweep of the footpedal does the following: maxes out "air", pans filter routing to serial, maxes delay 4 feedback, maxes filter 2 (high pass) cutoff and minimizes filter 1 (low pass) cutoff. This video starts with "Fade To Grey" engaged. About 25 seconds in I use the footpedal to bring in the low end on the drums. The background here also includes a droning Moog Voyager with Pro 2 CVs modulating its filter cutoff and waveshape. You hear it most around beat 12 of the 16 beat pattern. Learn more at"

Can the DSI OB - 6 do classical Oberheim sounds?

"I let you be the judge of that.

Only internal EFX and some dry sounds.

EDIT, Feb 13th - I have added another short demo track to my blog entry. It starts with an OB pad w/o any EFX [OB "dry"] and ends with a more modern patch. You can listen to it right underneath this demo [#1]"

New Nord A1 Demos

Four more videos have been added to this post from earlier today. They are all in a playlist now.

An Envelope Sandwich

via Frequency Central

Deep Note

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Happy Nerding

"Just a fun attempt to produce kind of Deep Note on my modular."

Arp 2600 Gritty Sequence

Published on Feb 15, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Creating a gritty sequence line on the Arp 2600.
Sequence and drums recorded in Logic Pro X.
Logic is controlling the Arp 2600 via the Moog Voyager XL's CV-outs."

Moog muSonics Minimoog - Classic Analog Synthesizer - Pro-Restored

via this auction

"This one is in excellent condition and working 100%. It has been professionally serviced and has had a lot of restoration. It is ready to be played and needs nothing. As you can see, this is an early muSonics Minimoog which are pretty rare. As you can see, it has the typical features of all early Minimoogs (RA Moog, Moog muSonics, and early MMIs."

Psionic Soundworks ~Walking Stick Ribbon Controller~

via this auction

"I'm not too familiar with this product although I remember these being made around 2010 to 2011. This particular model is no longer in production. I do not have the original manual, but here are it's specs.
The cable whip w/black heat shrink and the DC power input is for the ribbon CV output. Same rules apply re: the power adapter, and you can also plug it into the modern Moogs and draw power via the "ring" connection on that cable (no wall wart necessary). The cable with the blue heat shrink is the pressure sensor CV output. The knobs are attenuators for each CV out - ribbon on the left, pressure on the right. It has been tested and is working."

Roland 184 Polyphonic 4CV Keyboard for System 100M SN 170619

via this auction

"A most rare bird, or board, the 184 is a 4 voice polyphonic keyboard for the Roland System 100M, but will work with any analogue system that uses the 1V/Oct standard. Built around the same keyboard logic as the Jupiter 4, the 184 controller has a fully featured arpeggiator onboard. This unit is power rated for Japan, and while it may function OK with US wall power, we recommend procuring a transformer to ensure accurate keyboard tracking and Gate levels."

Sequential Circuits Six Trak Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 w/Factory Midi and ORIGINAL BOX SN C50701

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Sequential Circuits PROPHET 600

via this auction

MJS of diNMachine on Verbos/Max/ExpertSleepers/Live

MJS of diNMachine on Verbos/Max/ExpertSleepers/Live from diNMachine on Vimeo.

Michael Schumacher of diNMachine jamming on the Verbos Composition System with Max, Expert Sleepers and Live

E-MU MORPHEUS song - Insanity 2 【Synth Demo & Soudscapes】

Published on Feb 15, 2016 oscillator

"This track is a sequel to the Insanity. Same like in first part, it contains some bizarre and disturbing soundscapes which are made entirely on the E-MU Morpheus Z-Plane synthesizer. No samples, other synths or FX processors used, only single Morpheus with external sequencer. Recorded directly from Audio Outputs of the Morpheus. Headphones are highly recommended. Enjoy this digital nightmire :)"

Tuning fork controlled synthesizer

Published on Feb 15, 2016 organfairy

"Some years ago I made a tuning fork oscillator. [see this post]

I have now created a chromatic system where I first multiply the tuning fork frequency by 128 and then use divide down technology to make the individual notes.

The music is something I put together using Elka X-30 organ and Roland JV-35 synthesizer."

Cool Things To Do With The Korg Minilogue

Published on Feb 15, 2016 sonicstate

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The Korg Minilogue-03- Filter

Published on Feb 15, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Korg Minilogue filter."

All parts here.

CASIO SK-1 - sampling works with Mister ED and friends

Published on Feb 15, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

all sounds: CASIO SK-1 8bit mini sampling keyboard from 1985
thanks to Mister ED and friends for the lovely voice :)

The SK-1 is the cheapest sampler in the world. The sampling is 8-bit, 9.38kHz, 1.4 seconds.
Used by Fatboy Slim, Beck, Autechre, Portishead, Bloodhound Gang, Nine Inch Nails and more"

Lektroid's Triple Chorus demonstration

Published on Feb 15, 2016 LektroiD

"Triple Chorus demonstration. PCB design: J├╝rgen Haible. Added some Small Stone phaser effect for the classic Oxygene sound."

Data Vibes, a relaxing 130BPM eurorack modular synthesiser patch

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Luke Killen

"Data Vibes is a self running eurorack modular synthesiser patch.
limited attenuator modification will vary the patch permanently but in a musically meaningful way."

Ice Crystal Formations (Zoom R16,Monotribe,Volca Keys,MS-20,TR-8)

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"An experimentation of sorts, once again. The experiment is mostly on the recording end this time. A Zoom R16 multi-track recorder was purchased while they were on sale a few weeks back, and so far we have been mighty impressed with the thing. Originally I wanted something portable(battery powered) and completely free from the computer that could also act as a mixer as well(possible forest volca sessions? Techno at the creek?).
So far it fits the bill and more. We recorded the 4 tracks in stereo mode(we have not played with mono recording on it yet, but plan to). The four instruments were all dialed in(peaking) at around -12db at their loudest during recording(according to the on-board VU meters). Final volume levels were then adjusted in Presonus One with a touch of compression(more as track "glue") and limiting. I plan on trying out all the on-board stuff that the Zoom has too( it has effects/mixing/mastering etc). Lots of exploring to do. The '"cold" tone of music continues with the snow outside. Have a good week, thanks for watching and listening!
Gear pile:
Korg MS-20 mini + DigiTech Polara Stereo Reverb Pedal
‎Korg Monotribe + TC Electronics Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo, Hall of Fame Reverb
Korg Volca Keys + TC Electronics Corona Chorus/ Korg Kp3
Roland Aira TR-8 + 7x7 sound pack
Zoom R16 Multitrack SD Recorder
Presonus One V2.6 (final mix/mastering)"

Nord A1 Demos

Published on Feb 15, 2016 muzykujkropkacom

Nord A1 Perform Mode
Nord A1 Program
Nord A1 Mutator, Randomize
Nord A1 OSC
NordLead A1 Effects
Nord Lead A1 Filter

Delta [C64] - on Teenage Engineering PO-28, PO-14 & PO-16

Published on Feb 14, 2016 tubesockor

"Here I do yet another live performance of a Commodore 64 SID classic: Delta, by Rob Hubbard from 1987.

Three Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators are used:
* PO-28 Robot: main lead, blips and drums.
* PO-14 Sub: bass and extra percussion.
* PO-16 Factory: secondary lead.

Both leads are played live, but some special tricks had to be done in order to overcome the "fixed scale" of the PO's, in this song that actually uses two scales. The PO-16 runs a few patterns where some notes on certain occasions are raised a half step. That way the range gets much wider.

Due to the 16-pattern limit of the PO-14 and PO-16 I had to break up the mid part and cut the parts together. Everything is done live though, so it's totally playable."

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