MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Published on Mar 29, 2016 MIDERA

"Radikal Technologies Accelerator (opening/initial bell sound)
Spectralis 2 (drums, monophonic part)
Korg Radias (pads)
Access Virus (atomizer)"

Mutable Instruments Peaks & Warps: A Non-Musical Experimental Test

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"WARNING! This is a completely non-musical experimental test that I recorded just for my own self. On the off chance that there are a small handful of people that might be interested in this, I made it Public as well. If it's NOT what you are looking for, and/or you don't like it, then JUST MOVE ON! No need to down vote it! Details are as follows:

I received the Mutable Instruments Peaks and Warps today and just wanted to test out what they actually do and how they interact with my other modules (particularly Braids and Clouds as well as Radio Music by Music Thing Modular.) I had Ableton Live running and my iPhone video recording so I can capture the various tests. Most of it is crap! But the point of it, for me, was to see (and hear) how they all work together. I tried out the various modes (sorry, don't even remember which ones) as well as the alternative "Parasites" firmware in Warps towards the end. There were, of course, some exceptional moments as well... only after I stopped recording, unfortunately. :-(

As with my previous videos, my next one will be back to the more musical style that my viewers are use to..."

Electrophone Guitar Pickup Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Tom Whitwell

That is pretty interesting.

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - MVM #29

Published on Mar 29, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV


Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - Part #2 - MVM #33

Published on May 16, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse Monday episode number 33. Today we're going to scrolling through some of the Bass Station 2 Presets (30-50) and making some noise."

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - Part #3 - MVM #40

Published on Jul 26, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse Monday episode number 40. Today we're going to scrolling through some of the Bass Station 2 Presets (51-70) and making some noise."

Moog Memorymoog with Kenton MIDI Upgrade

via this auction

Korg Arp Odyssey 2016 Noise, Reverb & Delay! Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 29, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Korg ARP Odyssey 2016 Noise, Reverb & Delay!
Analog Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!***

I just got home from my vacation in Colorado
& I had to play the Arp Odyssey! It is a true
sound design tool and a blast to play!!!
The demo volume starts low then builds up higher, so look out!!!
I ran it thru my autographed Art MultiVerb LT from music legend Steve Schiff
(Composer, Bass, Guitar for The Nina Hagen Band, Simple Minds, Billy Idol, Pointer Sisters, Foreigner, Charlie Sexton & MORE!) then ran that thru Simple Delay Groove FX on LIVE 7.
The ART MultiVerb LT's MIX slider is a bit buzzy so
I am sorry for the distortion clipping & a bit of noise.
But I was coming down from the Colorado TRIP so...
I'd say watch you speakers/headphones for noise.
It gets a bit buzzy at times but I try to correct it QUICK.
LOL. Had fun tweaking anyway!"

"Glifp" - Buchla easel drone

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Peter Maas

"'Glifp' - Buchla easel drone. Processed by powertran delay and eventide blackhole (plugin) reverb. Maths (in the eurorack system not visible) is used as additional envelope generator. Will try to zoom out a bit more next time."

Microkorg Effects Machine Tutorial Part 1

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Todd Smith

"In my first Microkorg tutorial I'll show you how to use this device as a effects unit. The Microkorg is a very deep machine with TONS of options. Because of the Minilogue many people are selling these amazing synths at CRAZY prices. This is my first on MANY Microkorg tutorials. In this video the Microkorg processes the Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys and Arturia Microbrute. The effects used on the Microkorg are Delay and Ensemble."


Microkorg Effects Machine Tutorial Part 2

Published on Mar 31, 2016 Todd Smith

"In my second Microkorg tutorial I'll go even deeper on how use this device as a effects unit. I'll show you how the Microkorg can effect sounds with it's Filter, Amp, EQ, Delay and MOD FX sections. I'll also show you how to sustain the audio with the ARP instead of having to hold down the key like in the first tutorial. In this video the Microkorg processes the Korg Volca Bass and Arturia Microbrute. The effects used on the Microkorg are Delay with added Phaser at the end of the video."

modular jam 001

Published on Mar 29, 2016 dresseduplunch

"Something new and something old.. This is a first snippet of my modular adventures which I'm sure will not end anytime soon.. Also back (at least right now) is the fixed xbase. Sounds the same, even though it has been showing some odd behaviour ;)"

DSP Synthesizers Casio CZ Phase Distortion for Your Modular and Other DIY Projects

Demonstration of the CZ-1 chip by dsp synthesizers

Published on Mar 28, 2016 Steve Bryson

"This is a breadboard demonstration of the CZ-1 chip I got today from dsp synthesizers ( This is a very minimal breadboard with no cleverness regarding the input control voltages."

DSP Synthesizers releases Casio CZ Phase Distortion Chip for DIY including modulars as seen above. CV inputs for Casio's Phase Distortion synthesis. How cool is that?!

via DSP Synthesizers

"Like those Casio CZ phase distortion sounds?

Make resonant sweeps without a filter.

This chip is a PD oscillator in a 8-pin DIP.

CV’s for pitch and modulator."

analog craftsman black on magenta EP

On Bandcamp

"Live modular synthesizer performances recorded directly to tape.

Produced and performed by boothnavy on the analog craftsman modular system."

New Stomper Eurorack Module From Syinsi

Published on Mar 29, 2016 THX2112

via Syinsi

"The biggest problem with the Stomper was the time it took to put together. They were gone as soon as they were built -- which made it hard to keep in stock.

Now the PCB has been redesigned for faster/easier assembly, but the circuit (and sound) is the same.

Panel and PCB will also be available once the backorders are finished.

Soundtrack: Two Stompers and a Euro-G1 sequenced by a PrOne."

soundmachines to Introduce MODULÖR114 - Single Unit Eurorack System

via soundmachines

"MODULÖR114 is here. Have a look at the labeling, for now, as we are packing the car for Berlin #superbooth16.

Tomorrow more specs and a page on our website...

See ya in Berlin!

(Oh, yes... there will be a ribbon controller in that blank space."

This will be available as a stand alone desktop unit with patch cables and universal DC power supply.

Update: details are in:

"An all in one sound factory, our MODULÖR114 eurorack analog modular synthesizer will be presented for the first time at this year's Superbooth16 in Berlin.
A great entry ticket to the modular world for someone, a trove of sounds for others, the MODULÖR114 encloses the most sought-after analog textures and the modern additions that renders this product unique.
Some key points:

-Analog Heart-
The MODULÖR114 shows its lineage with its raw, organic and sometimes uneducated analog sonic character. The heart of the modular synthesizer is a full set of analog blocks that allows the musician to be inspired and experiment with a real, no compromise machine. More than twenty freely patchable analog modules lets you deep dive into the world of synthesis with the added bonus of the many other characteristics of the MODULÖR114.

-Workflow Integration-
A modern all-in-one modular machine like the MODULÖR114, just gives no compromises on the side of connectivity. Today we implemented many advanced features that will benefit any kind of user from their presence. The integral USB MIDI to CV interface sports many features that are yet to be found on the majority of eurorack modules. Apart from the classic pitch and gate signals we can derive a 16th clock, the modwheel amount to CV and, finally, Parameter Change control over two CV, an attenuator and a slew controller. The possibilities are wide.
A great addition is the USB HOST capability of the MODULÖR114: By selecting the HOST interface you can plug in a usb midi keyboard or control surface and have your complete synth working without a support pc!
Last but not least, MODULÖR114 is made to be a slim, portable unit and it can be powered also by the USB device port!

-Maximum Playability-
The MODULÖR114 includes a couple of hard-to-find functions in many competitor's machines: a ribbon controller and an internal quantizer. Those two functions, together or not, make for a great deal of playability in a modular synth environment and sets a new standard in self-contained machines.

-Digital Spark-
Orthodox things give us the hitch. We are all for contamination, infection and cross breeding, so we put a good deal of digital stuff into our analog machine: A complete fx unit based on a 24bit DSP is available to either enrich the sound or properly shape it with delays, chorus and reverbs, all controllable with CVs and taptempo inputs. On the rightmost part of the synth you can find a plethora of simple yet effective digital blocks, like logic gates, clock dividers and trigger buttons. From rhythmic duties to digital ringmods....

-the SYNTH! button-
We designed the MODULÖR114 as a perfect entry door to the eurorack modular world by putting together a great assortment of modules with the added functionalities of digital fx and advanced connectivity.

As the cherry on the cake we implemented a hidden monosynth that you can recall at the touch of a button! This innovative capability matches perfectly with one of the potential uses of the MODULÖR114 synth, the lead and bass monosynth. All the red labeled jacks will be connected together in the classic monophonic synthesizer signal flow. Without using patchcords you can start playing just by plugging a usb keyboard in!"

Buchla-compatible Touch Activated Voltage Source Model 218r

via this auction

"compatible with any Buchla system

selectable 1V/oct - 1.2V/oct - 2V/oct scale
selectable 10V - 13.5V pressure output
selectable first/last note priority"

Buchla-compatible Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator Model 248r

via this auction

"compatible with any Buchla system

32 presets
selectable 1V/oct - 1.2V/oct - 2V/oct scale"

Music Thing Modular - Turing Machine mkii 2016

Published on Mar 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Coming mid April to

Here's the new mkii version of the Turing Machine for 2016. There's some added features, new expanders and everything new and old is all 100% compatible ... ace!

00:00 Features, expanders, compatibility, history - talking! :)
03:15 Turing Machine mkii
08:18 Volts Expander
11:10 Dual Melody Lines
13:50 Pulse Expander mkii
17:48 Patch From Scratch
21:55 Audio Rate Chiptune / Pulse Oscillator

Hit like and subscribe for more videos every week and check the Patreon link below to see how you can support my channel."

Novation's "Launchpad Intro" - Online Web Based Launchpad

Check it out here.

[GLITCH HOP] SHIRK - Haunted | Markiplier Outro Song | Launchpad Cover + Project File

Published on Mar 28, 2016 Kaskobi

Spotted this one on discchord.
It's a custom skinned Novation Launchpad. Thought it was interesting to see it played in this orientation. Also makes for a great light show!

"Hey guys, i'm back :D But not for long, this is gonna be my second to last video for a while just as the summer exams approach, so i put out this project to you all, hoping that you all can play this and enjoy it, so i decided to make cover of an absolute classic song from Markiplier's outro in the Five nights at Freddy's videos, as well as Merkmusic's outro, yaknow, hope you guys know those youtubers cos they're just epic, anyway that's beside the point, just watch this video and enjoy what i made for you all :DDDD

Project file requires both sections and Exige's Midi Extension device
Project File:
MIDIext Lights Folder:

Video Details:
Camera: iPhone 6+
Computer: 2009 iMac 27" 2.66GHz Intel Core i5
RAM: 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Software: OS X 10.9.5"

Happy Knobbing 2016 - Modular Synth Meeting in Fischbach Set for May 13 - 15

via Aliens Project

Oberheim OB-X - Vintage

Published on Mar 29, 2016 MrFirechild

"This track is using sounds from the vintage synthesizer Oberheim OB-X ( 1979 ) only. One of the most classic and iconic analog poly synths. Using discrete designs for oscillators and filters the sound is very warm and vintage sounding. The track is composed and produced by"

WMD Aperture variable width bandpass filter - Program Material

Published on Mar 29, 2016 William Mathewson

"This is a quick demo of how the Aperture filter handles program material, AKA an entire mix ran through it. For this patch the Aperture is at the end of the signal chain, filtering the drums, bass, and auxiliary lines all together. Resonance and feedback are mostly turned all the way down to demonstrate how the Aperture can cleanly filter an entire mix. Input level is also below 12 o' clock meaning the Aperture itself isn't adding any gain, adding to the clarity of the signal."

Korg MS-50 Vintage Synthesizer SN 9 216

via this auction

Roland SH-1000 Vintage Analog Synth w/ Hard Case & FV-1 Pedal SN 457700

via this auction

"Introduced in 1973, this was the first synthesizer Roland produced and was an instant hit."

YAMAHA SY-1 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 6228

via this auction

ARP OMNI 2 String Synth

via this auction

Pearl Drum-X, Programmable Analog Drum Synthesizer (Kick, Snare, Toms) DRX SN 113291

via this auction

STS / SERGE Modular Synth SQP6 6-Stage Sequencer Programmer & PS2A power supply

via this auction

"Includes SQP6 6-Stage Sequencer Programmer installed in a 2.5" M-Boat with power distribution, and a PS2A 115v/230v Power supply."

MMM VCF as a kick drum

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Happy Nerding

"Using Happy Nerding MMM VCF and ADSRs to make a kick drum."

Madrona Labs Introduces Virta Sound Controlled Synthesis and Effects

We have a new synth app from Madrona Labs, the maker of the Buchla inspired Aalto. This one uses audio to synthesize new sounds. The synthesis and effect can be subtle or extreme as you can hear in the demos above.

Via the Madrona Labs website:

"Virta is a patchable toolbox for turning your voice or other instrument into wild new synth sounds."

And from the manual:

"Synthesizers and effects. In this crazy mixed-up world, what could be better? On and on, we tweak and twist, searching for something. Smiles creeping across our faces all the while. The roiling sea of knobs and buttons and lights are magnetic. We seek, pure of heart, to merge with the world of sound.

Alas, we sometimes find ourselves stopped short.

It can be a tall order to get the level of expression and immediacy that you crave with traditional synthesizers and processors. is goes double if you’ve got to work quickly, but want to maintain a satisfying amount of complexity and variance in your sound. Perhaps, in the heat of a creative moment, you have wished to simply dive into a synth or effect and command it by thought. There is no shame in that.

This, to a large degree, is why we’ve created Virta - a modular synthesizer and effects processor that responds directly to you.

When you route your voice (or any kind of audio) into Virta, the sound analysis engine precisely extracts information about its pitch, timbre, and dynamics over time. These new signals can control nearly any parameter in Virta, just the same as you can with MIDI or OSC.

Tis makes for an instrument that can easily follow your every twist and turn. Living the dream, really. Then again, Virta is modular, so audio-controlled synthesis is just one road you can travel. You can also make stuff like:

• Expressive vocal processing chains
• 4-voice MIDI-controlled pitch shi ers
• MIDI/OSC-controlled synths (with or without audio control)
• Drones for days
• First-ever faithful emulation of the mating call of the Space Pony

A Quick Overview
Virta’s interface has four main sections, from top to bottom:
• The header section, where you’ll nd the patch menu, along with the version and registration status of your copy of Virta.
• The signals and shapes section, where AUDIO and MIDI/OSC (KEY) signals ow into Virta, and where the oscillators (OSC1 and OSC2) and modulators (LFO, and ENVELOPE) reside.
• The patcher section, where connections between modules are made and unmade.
• The processing and output section, where the sounds you make are massaged and processed to perfection by the FORMANT, GATE, DE- LAY, and OUTPUT modules"

New Rossum Electro-Music ASSIMUL8OR Eurorack Module

Spotted on

"Dave Rossum, former E-mu, has just posted the new Sampler that is capable of Phase Modulation which is in fact a sort of FM that works when the Frequency is beyon 40Hz (Audio Speed) and won’t collide with Yamaha’s patent on Frequency Modulation (FM). It has a plethora of CV inputs and 8 outputs, control of position and sample start/end."

Note the storage card slot and Load button. You should be able to save and load samples. There are L/R sample inputs on the bottom left which implies stereo sampling.

Raw Acid Jam with Analog RYTM + TB-303 + TR-909 + RE-20

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Honeysmack

"Hello, I make acid

Raw first time jam with Analog RYTM and friends."

KVA Synth Presets for Kurzweil Forte SE

KVA Synth Presets Forte SE Published on Mar 29, 2016 muzykujkropkacom,1395.html

From Doepfer A-157 to Koma Poltergeist

Published on Mar 29, 2016 creativegallerysynth

"First try of the Doepfer A-157 and the Koma Poltergeist.
Sound sources: Mutable Instruments Elements, Peaks and Make Noise Telharmonic."

Matt Cossey Tutorial Series

Published on Mar 29, 2016 NordKeyboards

"In this Tutorial series British keyboardist Matt Cossey will guide you through some of the brilliant Nord features and share his tips and tricks to get the most out of your Nord keyboard!
Performance and Production by Matt Cossey."

Plumbutter Patch 008/009/010

Published on Mar 29, 2016 batchas

"Play loud!

Plumbutter 1 + BugBrand DRM1

I divided yesterday's impro sesion in 3 parts. Patch 008/009/010."

Patch n Tweak

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