MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Korg Volca Sample Tutorial: Creating Endless Decay / Drones [by Schtang]

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Schtang

Cool trick.

"Here is a simple little trick to turn your Korg Volca Sample into a drone maker or simply make a sample loop forever!
All sounds used in this video were made from the Volca Sample Factory Default Samples.

Creating a drone is just one application that can be made utilizing this nifty trick. You could create atmosphere for your patterns or weird noise oscillations.
This trick can also be used to create transitions between two different patterns.
If you find this tutorial useful, or end up incorporating it in your music, please let me know about it and record it so I can check it out!"

KORG Volcas on eBay | KORG Volcas on Amazon

Haken Continuum Goes To RUSSIA

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Peter Pringle

"Here’s something new and different for those of you who are interested in the Haken Continuum Fingerboard.

One of the new presets designed by audio wizard Edmund Eagan for the latest firmware version of the Haken Continuum is called TWO HANDED VOICE. As its name implies it takes two hands to control it: one hand for pitch, the other for the formant (i.e. the vowel sound you want to make - AH…EH…EE..OO…etc.) This precludes the possibility of playing another instrument simultaneously (such as a keyboard) because you don’t have a free hand to do it with. Normally, for the TWO HANDED VOICE, one hand moves from left to right on the upper part of the fingerboard (called the ‘Y’ axis), and the other from left to right on the lower part, with each hand controlling a different function.

So I devised “the FINGAH” (that’s New Yorkese for “finger”) which I cobbled together from bits & pieces I cannibalized from here & there. Never throw anything away because the minute you do you’re going to need it!!

Here is a video I made showing “the fingah” in action. The device fits snugly onto the Continuum, and exerts exactly the right amount of pressure on the upper part of the ‘Y’ axis, leaving one of your two hands free. The pressure (which is adjustable) is exerted by a roller, so there is no friction or drag on the neoprene fingerboard surface, and the formant can be modified by sliding the “fingah” along a rail that supports it from above. Everything is on roller bearings, both above and below, so it just seems to float along. Volume is controlled by finger pressure of the pitch hand. The “fingah” is hinged, like a lid, so you can easily lift it from the fingerboard when it is not in use, without having to remove it altogether from your setup.

Edmund Eagan’s TWO HANDED VOICE is the best, most versatile, and most consistently believable electronic vocal emulation I have ever heard. I love it….and it is so easy to play!"

Music for Routing PCBs.

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Noise Engineering

"Fun little patch made entirely of Noise Engineering modules."

Original EMS Synthi Hi Fli Analog Guitar Synth / Effects Ultra Rare

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"Truly an amazing piece of gear, that is actually more like a real instrument, with all of it's subtleties. There are literally endless possibilities for what can be done with it. There are 2 pedals, 2 sides, each parameter with it's own slider and a separate switch to reverse or disengage the pedal affect. Take a look at the rotary switch. Each click of this switch opens a different world of sound sculpting..."

Note it was manufactured by EMS in England for Musonics in the US. You can see it noted under the Bypass Mix towards the bottom center of the front panel.

Verbos Electronics - Touchplate Keyboard

via this auction

"The keyboard works perfectly and shows no rack rash or noticeable signs of use. What made this b-stock is that there is a damaged spot on the circuit board with jumper wire, and the keyboard is slightly bowed (see pictures). These issues do not effect the functions of the keyboard (and are unnoticeable when racked). Comes in original box with original documentation, packaging, ribbon power cable, and rack screws (with plastic washers)."


Published on Feb 27, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS360², RS 500e²
Arp Odyssey white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2m², A119, A133², A134²², A141, A143 - 1,2,9, A149, A151², A152, A156², A160 /161, A162, A175²²,A185-2''³,A138abc
Flame 4 Vox, Chord Machine, Q Slide²

The Irish Sea

Published on Feb 27, 2016 100 Things I Do

"Home made VCS3 clone I built last year. Still needs a bit of work and a better case made for the synth but very useable as is."

Update: The internals are based on Derek Revell boards.  See the Derek Revell channel below for previous posts.


Published on Feb 27, 2016 HOX808

"Orpho Modular Drum is a drum set for the Eurorack. It consists of 8 different drum voices, bass drum, snare, Hi-Hat, 3xcConga Low, Mi, Hi and 2 x RIM shot.
The circuits are similar to the drum machines of bygone days.
Each module is manufactured by myself, without the use of SMD components.
100% analog, in every respects!
The modules will be available soon for sale."

Follow-up to Moog Mother 32 ACID JAM with TB 303 and Modular ANALOG DRUMs.

Technodisco (cover) with Schrittmacher, Drumstation, MB 33, Meeblip, Nanozwerg

Published on Feb 27, 2016 grauoliv

"Original tune: Technodisco by Nick Beat, from 2000. All! sequencing by Manikin Schrittmacher! Drums: Novation Drumstation. Bass: MAM MB 33. Additional bass: Anode Meeblip. Out of tune melody: MFB Nanozwerg. FX: Eventide Time Factor & Space."

Automatonnetz: an "app" for the Ornament & Crime DIY eurorack synthesiser modulo

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Tim Churches

"A brief and not at all musical demonstration of the display for the Automatonnetz 'app' for the Ornament & Crime DIY eurorack synthesiser module. The Automatonnetz, coded up by Patrick Dowling, combines the neo-Riemannian triad chord transformations of the Harrington 1200 app, which also runs on the Ornament & Crime module, and which was inspired by the Noise Engineering Tonnetz Sequent module, with the 'Exfilnator' vector sequencer idea expressed by fcd72 (Frank) of d:Machinery. See for more details."

"digital/quantizing shift register (ASR)

"analog" shift register (ASR) built around TI DAC8564/5 and teensy 3.x (cortex M4)


4x CV outputs (16 bit), 'in-the-loop' compensated.
4x CV inputs (+/-5V, 12bit) :: sample input / offset (in octaves) / ASR index / active-notes-per-scale
4x digital inputs (trigger, hold, oct up, oct down)
output range: -3v – +6v
128x64 oled display
85mA (@120MHz)

85 mA +12V
? mA -12V
? mA 5V
25 mm Depth
Module is available as a DIY project only."

Created a new digital asr label for these.

Minilogue through Microbrute Filter- and a Roland Tape Delay - TR8

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Earmonkey Music

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon
MicroBrutes on eBay | MicroBrutes on Amazon

"NOTE--THERE are lots of extreme volume fluctuations here. Sorry about that. But just be careful if you're listening on headphones.... SO...I had a request to demo what the Minilogue sounds like through the Microbrute Steiner-Parker filter. My take on it? It sounds bad ass. Like a Bad Ass Boss. I start simple in the video, as usual. Just one square wave from the Minilogue with no modulation at all, running into the audio input of the Microbrute. I tried to sweep the filter with differing amounts of resonance and Brute Factor so you can see how the Microbrute filter affects the Minilogue.

After a bit of noodling, I started a simple sequence from the Minilogue and used the Micro's filter and sequencer. Simple drum pattern playing on the TR8. By using the sequencer, you get the envelope to modulate as well. Ideally, you'd have a Keyboard going in to the Micro to control the envelope with note-on, note-off info, but you get a very interesting delay type effect when you use the sequencer, and change the rate relative to the Minilogue.

I just can't seem to lay off the Roland RE-301 Space Echo, so you get some tape delay in this video as well. I felt like I should be auditioning for a Flock of Seagulls cover band at one point (you'll notice).

But I hope you enjoy this little demo. The Micro's Steiner Parker filter is much more aggressive than the Minilogue's and is a really nice complement to it"

iVCS3 v.1.6

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Alessandro Petrolati

"About Switches: 'Tap Toggle' vs 'Natural Touch'

apeSoft © 2016"

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

"What's New in Version 1.6.4
+ Ableton Link SDK update
+ Link/Audiobus Stability improved
+ MIDI assignations image bug fixed
+ MIDI Toggles bugs fixed
+ Inter-App Audio play MIDI Fixed
+ New setting for Switches follow the Natural Touch VS Toggle
+ Improved the Built-in Presets (Thanks to lala)"

Sequential Circuits Pro One - Bleepy Raw Audio Demo

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Sean Craddock

"Just me having a play about with my Pro One having just calibrated it this afternoon, and making some unusual noises."

Roland Juno 106 Led Zepplin

Published on Feb 27, 2016 synthartist69

"Here is a synthesized version of Kashmir by Led Zepplin!"

RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition Available March 2016

"The wait is nearly over! The finalized aluminum RF Nomad Atomic Shadow Edition faceplates recently arrived from the sheetmetal vendor, and they look fantastic! Only a few more components remain to arrive before the first batch of 5U RF Nomad modules will begin to roll off the assembly line.

Each RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition module will be hand-built and individually calibrated and tested by Evaton Technologies' founder, engineer, and chief bottle-washer: Russ Hoffman.

There is an email list signup sheet at for folks interested in purchasing the RF Nomad Atomic Shadow Edition module when it becomes available.

Once modules are available to ship, I will send out another emailing to announce the finalized price and payment options.

The final module will include a length of coax cable with PL-259 connections on each end, and a hand crafted dipole antenna suitable for indoor installation. By using standard RF connectors, third-party outdoor antennas can also be used, for increased reception.

I'm looking forward to shipping a great product, and also to seeing what music all of you will create with it.


I'd like to thank Rod Mitchell (Atomic Shadow (, Consulting Artist on this project, for all his input, inspiration, and encouragement. Rod's been twisting my arm to make some more modules in 'Man-Sized' 5U format, as he calls it. His efforts on that front may have succeeded; stay tuned!


Russ Hoffman
Evaton Technologies"

Moog SUB 37 + Mother-32 : 9 Track Performance (HD)

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Soundria

"Live set performed by Tibor Domokos. The video contains showcases of using the excellent duophonic features of Sub 37 as well as the built in ratcheting sequencer of the Mother-32. And there's more ofcourse. Watch & listen carefully. Or just lay back and enjoy. Please use full screen mode to benefit the deails of the high quality shots."

Sonic Potions LXR Drum Machine/Synth/Sequencer

via this auction

"Great drum synth, comparable to elektron machinedrum or nord drum. Assembled from kit by pro engineer.
4 audio outs, MIDI in/out, SD storage and USB port.

Can use Virtual analog, FM and User Samples to create drum tones (or even bass/synth lines)

Comes with trigger expansion board installed - great for interfacing with modular or older analog gear.

Power adaptor included. OS 3.7 installed. (This is most recent version - you can download future OS updates from Sonic Potions website/github)"

Cloud Infestation

Published on Feb 27, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Ambient soundscape. This recording uses a wide Stereo image, so listening on headphones might be a good idea.

Patch notes (not complete):
Mutable Instruments Braids in WTX4 mode goes through the 4ms SMR which is CV controlled by several envelopes (Intellijel Quadra and Make Noise Maths and Function) and a MusicThing Turing-Machine sequence . Both outs of the SMR go into Mutable Instruments Clouds in granular mode.

Evaton Technologies RF Nomad goes through a Make Noise Optomix which is plucked by a gate from Maths for some noisy percussion. Some additional percussion by Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteratis through a Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter.

A rain sample played on one MusicThing Radio Music goes through the Pittsburgh Modular Filter and via Doepfer A-138d through the Electro-Harmonix POG2 and then through the Make Noise Erbe-Verb.

The second Radio Music provides some sampled chords in the second part of the recording.

Master clock and lots of triggers by Tiptop Circadian Rhythms; even more triggers by ALM Pamela’s Workout in Euclidean Mode. Several envelopes and LFOs by Make Noise Maths and Function, Intellijel Quadra, and Pittsburgh Bender. Also: Lots more utilities and VCAs, sequencing by Make Noise René, Brains + Pressure Points, and Turing Machine. Some manual modulation via two Pressure Points and Circadian Rhythms.

Gear used:
- Eurorack modular
- Pedals: Electro-Harmonix Cathedral, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy, Electro-Harmonix POG2"

Six Sequencer Sync Test Jam

Published on Feb 27, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Testing a new layout with multiple sequencers all clocked by the Beatstep Pro."

The SynthSummitShow episode 7 Malekko heavy industries

Streamed live 2 hours ago Flux302 of

Previous episodes of the SynthSummitShow.


Published on Feb 27, 2016 rhampton1914

"Small Composition i call Dark Energy using the Electribe 2 & the Roland SH-32...Electronic Music"

"Victorian Gargoyles" - RS7000 + Poly 800 + ESQ1 + CZ1 + Volca + Prophet '08

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"Victorian Gargoyles" - RS7000 + Poly 800 + ESQ1 + CZ1 + Volca + Prophet '08

This music was recorded live on Saturday February 27 2016 using a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and various synthesizers.
All performances and automation were painstakingly programmed into the sequencer and played back through 2 mixers into 2 channels in Ableton Live 8 lite.


Morgan Orange..................................­................pilot
Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer....................conductor


Korg Poly-800II..............................­pads & melodies
Ensoniq ESQ-1...................................­...lo-fi textures
Casio CZ1.....................................­..arps & melodies
Novation Bass Station II.....................melancholies
DSI Prophet '08..............................pads & melodies
Roland Super JD-990..............portamentos & pads
Roland JP-8080.................................­.....noisy sines
Korg Electribe EMX-1....percussion & white noises
Access Virus Indigo II..............pads, arps & booms
Korg Volca Keys....................................­.........klangs
Korg Volca Bass....................................­............bass
Korg Volca Beats...................................­.............kick


Zoom MSCDR70.................................­.............verbs
Behringer V-Verb Pro...............................ambien­ce
Lexicon MX200...................................­...........delays
Alesis 3632 Compressor/Gate...............noise gate
Art Tube Channel..............pre amp & compression


Mackie 1642 VLZ3....................................­......mixer
Behringer RX1602..................................­.........mixer
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6...................analog to digital
Panasonic LX 7.......................................­"

Modular Jam 47

Published on Feb 26, 2016 ngarjuna

"Some patch notes:
Bass Patch
Rene feeding both Sputniks and the Wogglebug with pitch, Maths with trigs
Sputnik1 CV (-) modulated by OR1 (see below) modulating Sputnik 2 (FM)
Sputnik 2 into Timbre into Optomix 2
Maths opening and striking the Optomix
OR1 - Woggle CV and PEG (/4) OR'd into Sputnik1
OR2 - Sequencer 1 LFO and PEG (/1) OR'd into Timbre CV in

Aggressive Grunty Patch
Same as bass patch except:
Sputnik1 is FM'ing Sputnik2 via the Vari (full up, square) out
Sputnik2 is entering the Timbre's Tri2Sin input from the Vari (full up, sawtooth) out
OR1 modulates CV (-) of Sputnik2 instead of Sputnik1

West Coast Lead and Plucked Chords
Rene - STO - Optomix - Maths
Envelope modulated by Sequencer1 LFO 1 (via uVCA)
OR1 - Sequencer1 LFO 2 and PEG and Woggle Stepped modulating STO's shape input

Filter Sweeps
Cranial Saw sync modulated by Sequencer1 LFO through AJH Minimod VCF and AJH Minimod VCA

Drums in Spark (electronic) and Jamstix (percussion) filtered through STG Soundlabs Post Lawsuit Filter and AJH Minimod VCA

Acid patches are tube cooked again - Angel Lofte Audio Source Plus

and of course my trusty Tektronix 422 scope providing the trippy light show."

MF-104M & Minimoog - Videos

Published on Feb 27, 2016 noddyspuncture

"Another video of my MF-104M this time with one of my Minimoogs. Playing in time with the repeats is fun... also the modulation of the repeats adds some quirky weirdness. There are seem to be a zillion ways to set this thing... :)"

MF-104M & Minimoog - video #2

Dave Smith Instruments/Oberheim OB-6 Demos by Two Quiet Suns

"Some recordings from my patch creation sessions for the mighty DSI/Oberheim OB-6.

These are all edited from 20+ hours of recordings as I created patches for the Factory Bank and as such are not demonstrations or proper demos just snippets of long recordings of me tweaking and tweaking.

These are not performances and I am not a pianist by any stretch of the imagination.
I am just a guy who makes patches for synths."

Also check out Two Quiet Suns' DSI Pro 2 demos here.

BURG - Album Movement 07 (KORG volca, Elektron Analog Four, Nord Lead A1, System-1)

Published on Feb 27, 2016

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

So, I also want to have some laid back ambient'ish track on the album.. something that can be used as an epilogue. 96bpm, slow, dreamy, and noisy.. i will clean up the 16 track edit if it ends up on the album as i did not mute the synths not in use.. also the noise floor is pretty high due to the massive reverbs used... so, it is what it is when you listen to the 2 track edit. Enjoy! :)

Gear Used: KORG volca bass, keys, sample, Novation Circuit, ms-20 mini, SQ-1, Elektron Analog Four, Roland Aira TR-8, System-1, TB-3, Arturia Microbrute, Roland boutique JX03, Nord Lead A1

FX and Mixer: PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, KORG kaoss pad, strymon timeline, SolidgoldFX electroman, Zoom MS70 CDR, Jomox t-resonator, Mooer Reecho"

Oberheim OBSX vintage analogue synthesizer SN 913107

via this auction

"Amazing six voice analogue poly synth. Big CEM sound! Basically like a cross between an OBX and an OBXa. Great overall shape with some scratches and scuffs here and there. But super clean overall. Sound is amazing. Get one of these and have yourself an OBXa for half the price. If you search there is a midi interface for this being sold out of Germany.

May need slight adjusting, one filter seems slightly too bright to my ears, easy adjustment with internal trimmers.

Looks like it has some foam rash on the back of it. Could be cleaned off easily. All keys work.
Have not tried CV/Gate, but have no reason to believe they wouldnt work. This is set up for the full 56 programs, but it needs one eprom to fill it out. All chips are there."

Leploop v2

via this auction

"Really crazy synth! Sounds amazing. Unique sound. Nothing sounds like it. Secret weapon of Kink and other pros.
Autograph of synthesizer creator on the back side!"

Creamware Pro-12 ASB Synthesizer Prophet 5

via this auction

"Creamware Pro-12 ASB Synthesizer
Prophet 5 clone - 12 voices!

hardware features
Virtual Analog Synthesizer (desktop unit)
12 votes, 128 factory presets and 128 user presets
analogue stereo in and outputs, MIDI In / Out / Thru
USB Host / MIDI interface, Unit for external power supply
(12 V), plug-in WindowsTM remote control software"

Rare BugBrand AudioWeevil08 Analogue Synth Noise Generator

via this auction

"Extremely rare hand-built analogue chaos synth noise generator/processor with audio input.

Outstanding nearly-new condition.

This was the last and most advanced AudioWeevil built by Tom Bugs of Bristol and the last fully-enclosed Weevil device.

Mine is #27 of 60 built between September and November 2008. It is the black-cased version with red top and LEDs.


Briefly, it’s a 2x Osc 1x LFO Quasi-Ring Mod noise generator with touch-pads that work a bit like patch bays and create weird modulations to the output. The unit has a ¼” output and also a ¼” input which can mix external instruments into the noise path. For more detailed info take a look at the photos of the spec sheet. *The 'Q' knob is resonance on the filter by the way*"

Yamaha DX11 through Roland SDE-1000

Published on Feb 27, 2016

"Older FM synthesis can benefit from older digital delay."

February 2016 - analogue synth jam Juno 6 CS10 Telemark S950

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Michal Patulski

"Recorded on analogue tape 1/4 15ips. Sequenced with Atari ST."

BURG - Album Movement 06

Published on Feb 27, 2016 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

This is the 6th movement, with a bit dubby feel to it.. track is not so downtempo but no 4 on the floor beat, so it feels a bit more relaxed. No vocal samples, just melodies.. plus i wanted to explore a solo show down between the ms20 and the system-1 :) I had a lot of fun on this one ..

As on the other vids, the audio your hear on this one is the 2 track edit, 16 tracks as planned on the other tracks will be polished for the album if it makes the cut :)

Gear Used: KORG volca bass, keys, sample, Novation Circuit, ms-20 mini, SQ-1, Elektron Analog Four, Roland Aira TR-8, System-1, Arturia Microbrute, Roland boutique JX03, Nord Lead A1

FX and Mixer: PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, KORG kaoss pad, strymon timeline, SolidgoldFX electroman, Zoom MS70 CDR, Jomox t-resonator, Mooer Reecho"

Händel Modular Concerto Grossi 1 -12 / + filter demo

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Stotz Daniel Philipp

"The complete recordings of Händels Concerto Grossi op. 6 on Modular synthesizers is now finished. On this videos you see also different filters I used: YUSYNTH ARP and Moog filter and from SYNTHESIZERS.COM the State Variable Filter and the Ladder Filter. All 12 concertos go on 3 CDs, the first is already available."

Power Sledge V.1 - Collect. - Studiologic Sledge 2.0 ( Synthonia - Programmer SynthSound )

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Space4Keys



Enhance your Sledge Rev.2.0 with 22 new sounds allowing you to a unique sound experience.

Patch List:

002 JP8 LEAD
020 CP80 LAYER

Enjoy your sounds!
Synthsound - A New Taste of Sound.

for Studiologic Sledge with Sample Licence installed"

Monologue : KORG minilogue

Published on Feb 27, 2016 karenevil

"Solo improvisation with minilogue..."

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

DIY Modular

Published on Feb 26, 2016 Sean Pendleton

"Modular may have started to grow too large. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I believe it's attained sentience. Any attempt to remove a module may be perceived as a threat."

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