MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

KORG GADGET: Made My Mind - Anthony Seeha

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Anthony Seeha

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

"KORG Gadget for iOS
Official Demo Song

With the new Version 2.0 update, KORG Gadget is now a universal app with iPhone / iPad Pro native support. A single purchase provides support for all iOS devices! "Made My Mind" is included as a demo song for the Korg Gadget update, so please check it out. Enjoy! =)

Buy my album:"

That Cat's Got Heat

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Steven Bassett

"A quick little Buchla exploration with 208x2 with 259r, 250e and a BigSky. On Vinyl ;) No other processing or fancy stuff."

Novation Nova II with Custom Knob & New LCD Display Screen

via this auction

via the seller: "This has some custom work done by myself. I replaced the stock blue plastic for a clear poly-carbonate one for easier LCD reading. Take a look at the pictures. I feel it looks better. I also installed custom color matching soft rubber knobs for each synth section. The sliders were also upgraded with modern alpha sliders for longer lifespan usage. I prefer white indicators then the fader caps. There is less chance of breaking the sliders now with this upgrade."

Adventures in Synthesis: "I IV V" drone

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Chris Beckstrom

"More about this project:­ular-synthesizer/

An exercise/improvisation with a drone. Some of the biggest and most epic sounds I've created with the modular yet. At times it sounds like a distorted guitar through a stack of amps, but it's just a bunch of square wave oscillators.

Patch notes:
The main sound is a square oscillator into a clock divider (generating multiple octaves) and then four of those octaves go into the four inputs of a sequential switch. The sequential switch is clocked by another oscillator that can go from audio rates all the way down to clicks (very slow).

When the sequential switch is clocked at audio rates it sounds sort of like frequency modulation, and depending on the clock speed you get various intervals and timbres. I don't really understand why this happens, but I discovered I could create various chord-type sounds by changing the clock speed.

The output of the sequential switch is mixed with one of the other divider outputs (very low suboctave) and a couple higher octave sounds going through semi-randomly-opened VCAs.

All that stuff gets a splash of delay, two channels into the mixer for some spring reverb, then into Bitwig running on Linux. I'd love to hear this on some really big speakers– on my little monitors it shakes the whole basement!"

Moog Mother 32 Sound Design by Rishabh Rajan

Published on Feb 15, 2016 Rishabh Rajan


1. Sound Design:PWM on the Moog Mother 32 without the Patchbay

"In this tutorial video I demonstrate a couple of different ways of modulating the Pulse Width of the Pulse shape oscillator on the Moog Mother 32. The demonstration does not involve using any patching."

2. Sound Design:PWM on the Moog Mother 32 with the Patchbay

"In this tutorial video I demonstrate the various ways to setup PWM using the patchbay of the Moog Mother 32. At first glance it seems that PWM options are not available on the patchbay but as you will learn from this video, its very much possible."

3. Sound Design:On the Run Sequence on the Moog Mother 32

"In this tutorial video I demonstrate how to recreate the On the Run - Pink Floyd sequence on the Moog Mother 32"

4. Sound Design:Metallic Plucked FM Sound

"In this video tutorial I show how to make a dissonant/metallic sound using audio rate modulation of Pulse Width and FM."

5. Sound Design:Sample & Hold Melody on the Mother 32

"Not many people are aware that the Mother 32 has a S&H generator, or at least something similar. In this video tutorial I show you 2 different ways of creating the classic S&H sequence melody."

6. Sound Design:Retro Arcade Game Sounds on the Moog Mother 32

"In this video tutorial I demonstrate how to create classic arcade game tones on the Moog Mother 32."
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arp 2500 - 1045 module - filter bubbles edited

Published on Feb 19, 2016 DJjondent

"A third video of the 1045 module which is the ARP 2500's single voice.
The filter cutoff is being modulated with a 1023 VCO which I'm using as a LFO.
I'm also using an envelope and some random voltages to modulate the LFO speed."

Custom Checkerboard Yamaha CS-15

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 1303

via this auction

Spectral Maths (4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator vs Make Noise Maths)

Published on Feb 19, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Spectral Maths (4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator vs Make Noise Maths)

A self-playing patch with two modules.

Inspired by the title of my randomly titled video “Spectre Maths” I thought it should be fun to let those two modules talk to each other. So here’s a CV conversation with the 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator and Make Noise Maths.

Gear used:
- 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR)
- Make Noise Maths
- EHX Cathedral pedal (some reverb added in mixer)"

Moog Source Synthesizer SN 3952

via this auction

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Testing

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Elpiulas

"Testing my new audio interface for multitrack recording of my Synth setup. The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8. Recorded in realtime so.. expect very poor playing."

What you are hearing: "Drums from the JDXi. Pads and bell like sound from the A1 passed thru BigSky. Boutique Ju06 for bass and the Fa-06 for the vibrato creamy lead. So far." The CS80ish lead is the FA-06, preset "SL-Jn60 3" from the Juno60 pack.

Macbeth Elements Transformations

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Todd Barton

"For me the essence of synthesis is transformation. Here is a brief exploration of transforming a single patch/tone of the Macbeth Elements synthesizer via the VC LFO/Oscillators waveshapes and the Bender and Modulate knobs."


New | Gateway T_XP (Terminal Expansion) | Tutorial by LIN/LOG

Published on Feb 19, 2016 TheEndorphines

"This is the tutorial LIN/LOG did for our Gateway T_XP (Terminal Expansion).

You can find furthrrrr information about the Gateway in the manual here:

If you need more info about the Terminal first, find it here:

LIN/LOG also produces very advanced music:"

Awesome marketing/design materials:

Let's Play with Audulus 3 - Part 2

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Tim Webb

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"This is a continuation of the patch made in my last video, available here: [posted here] I continue to develop this ambient patch with the addition of some strings using a Karplus-Strong style of synthesis. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Moogerfooger MF-104M meets Transcendent 2000

Published on Feb 19, 2016 noddyspuncture

"My Moogerfooger MF-104M came yesterday... and today I completed a Powertran Transcendent 2000 restoration... so I thought I check both out. The T2K is 100%... so I set my camera up and then had my first play with the Moogerfooger pedal. I like this thing, I like it very much-o...:)"

Vintage TAMA Techstar TS204 Analog Drum Synth 2-Channel Module with Hand Clap

via this auction

"Vintage TAMA Techstar TS204 Analog Percussion Synth 2-Channel Module. Channel 1 is a synthesizer. Channel 2 has a Hand Clap Used. Has some used wear, but still structurally sound. Tested and in full working order."

TURNER MK2 Instant Loop Machine

Published on Aug 22, 2015 sturmsounds electro

TURNER Walkthrough
Sturmsounds TURNER MK2 - Importing samples into Turner ( Kontakt )

And the press release:

"TURNER enables you to 'roll the dice' with random sounds and noises.

Beat shreds, melody fragments, or wild Sound experiments will turn into new ideas - in no time!

TURNER's wide variety of Sequencer-Parameters, such as Pitch, Sample Start, Sample Slice, Filter, Panorama, Lofi, Noise, Saturation, Octave Shift, LFO Pitch, last but not least LFO Filter, will ease you into a much more fluent and intuitiv workflow.

Not to forget the fun you will have with five available Sequencers - each can store up to 127 Samples.

But TURNER is not just a great generator for fresh ideas: Because of its ability to process the included and costum Sample Slices (or even longer Samples) in a lot of different and exciting ways, it also is a fully-loaded Remix Machine!

TURNER's numerous possible combinations make it one of a kind - a highly inspiring multi talent.


Rob Papen ports popular RG guitar groove plug-in to Reason as remarkable Rack Extension

"ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of RG-RE — a Rack Extension platform-compatible version of its unique RG guitar groove plug-in for Swedish world-class software product developer Propellerhead’s popular music-making application Reason — as of February 19...

When Propellerhead first introduced its revolutionary Rack Extensions concept — custom-built plug-ins for Reason, Rob Papen himself promptly pronounced it as being “...a brilliant concept, continuing: “Clearly, what we face as a developer is having to have a PC version and a Mac version, and if you run them in your regular host, you can crash your host. That’s a real big battle. People, if they use Reason, learn that things are connected. It’s cross-platform; everything works. It’s a major leap forward for Reason, and productions coming out of Reason will sound totally different. Reason remains Reason, but, now, it’s open.”

With RG, Rob Papen’s unique guitar groove plug-in proving popular in its own right, the Dutch developer is no stranger to sounding totally different to the many run-of-the-mill virtual instruments out there. That it has been given the Reason Rack Extension treatment to (re)emerge at an even more affordable price as RG-RE is a shrewd musical move. More users than ever can now enjoy its musical moves by blending them seamlessly in the Reason rack. Load them in Combinators, route (virtual) cables on the back, automate all parameters, and experiment with the safety of undo... what’s not to like here?

To the untrained eye (and ear) RG and its RG-RE Rack Extension ‘spin-off’ might both look like one-trick ponies, ploughing the same narrow musical path. Put aside any preconceptions, though, for the RG concept extends way beyond being a ‘virtual’ guitar player. Indeed, RG-RE does what it does — creating classic rhythm guitar grooves using its onboard SEQ (sequencer) as well as utilising several synthesizer features (including a classic analogue-modelled filter, LFO, envelopes, and modulation section) and effects section (that can be built by using up to three effects at a time from the included MIDI time-based delays, chorus, speaker simulators, phaser, flanger, and much more besides) to create fresh and edgy guitar grooves — just like RG before it! Little wonder, then, that RG is loved so much by so many producers worldwide!

Select and play grooves galore within"

Acidlab Drumatix Sample Pack

"Sample patterns using sounds from the Acidlab Drumatix Sample Pack available at

Acidlab Drumatix Sample Pack
All 11 Drumatix instruments recorded at various tune/tone/decay/snappy
settings, and all at 3 different accent settings. No additional
processing. 24 bit 44.1khz and 16 bit 44.1khz

Bass Drum 1: 330 samples Bass Drum 2: 363 samples Snare Drum 1: 33 samples Snare Drum 2: 33 samples Low Tom: 66 samples High Tom: 33 samples
Rim Shot: 3 samples
Hand Clap: 3 samples Cymbal: 352 samples
Open High Hat: 33 samples Closed High Hat: 47 samples

Teenage Engineering OP-1 DrumKits:
Two kits with 22 samples each across all 11 Drumatix instrument sounds, plus one kit of 7 long tail kicks

Elektron Sample Chains:
One 64-slice chain for Octatrack. 50 hits total. Many of the longer tail kicks take up 2 slices, and a couple of cymbal hits have tails lasting 4 slices.
One 60-slice chain for Analog Rytm. 46 hits total. Many of the longer tail kicks take up 2 slices, and a couple of cymbal hits have tails lasting 4 slices.

Recorded by cs 1729 Edited and compiled by AdamJay"

Sounds from Neutron Sound Orgone Accumulator

Published on Feb 19, 2016 William Mathewson

"WMD recently had the pleasure of working with Jim Matheson of Neutron sound to bring his popular DIY oscillator, the Orgone Accumulator to the retail module market. We helped with the development and manufacturing of the Orgone and are so excited that it is finally available to the Eurorack community as a fully built, retail product.

We made this video out of 30 minutes of footage. Tyler and Alex are just sweeping through the sounds and timbres created by tweaking the knobs on the Orgone.

All tech aside, the purpose of this video is to get the SOUND of the Orgone Accumulator out to the world. Take a seat, and listen."

Roland Jupiter 6 Synthesizer W/EUROPA MOD & Original Box

via this auction

"The Jupiter 6 is an incredible analog synthesizer. The Jupiter series is known for their unique sound, which is unlike any other synthesizer!! This originality comes from the classic analog Roland filter, modulation capabilities and a fat cluster of 12 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. A very easy to use thing with amazing tweaking capabilities.

What makes this unit even more appealing is its MIDI, allowing you to sync this classic synth with your favorite DAW. The Europa Firmware by Synthcom Systems Inc. provides even more stable MIDI. The Europe Firmware also features an extensive arpeggiator, which will sync to MIDI clock."

Pics of the inside below.

Sputnik II - Modular Jam - Trip the Light

Published on Feb 19, 2016 anthony burchell

"Had fun with this one but the camera died right as I was winding it down.
Patch notes:
Main chord pad voice: Mutable Instruments Elements with some modulation on the Geometry coming from the Mutable Peaks in LFO mode.
Second Lead Voice: Pittsburgh Waveforms into the LPG being modulated by the Pittsburgh Envelope. The out of the filter is going into the WMD DPLR (doppler) for delay.
Drums: coming from ableton with a few samples thrown in the mix"

The Korg Minilogue-05-The Voice Modes

Published on Feb 19, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the voice modes available on the Korg Minilogue.
Support your local synth demonstrator!"

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

All parts here.

Different Voices 2

Published on Feb 18, 2016 Daniel Davis

"Live looping improv with Korg Minilogue, Strymon Dig and Bigsky, and Infinity looper."

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