MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

Make it quick - A eurorack synthesiser patch

Published on May 6, 2016 Luke Killen

"I like to patch the modular every Saturday. I make an effort to use saturday productively. I'm lucky to have that time. Today's patch is for the time poor."

Studio Electronics ATC-1 Tone Chameleon Analog Synth SN 1818

via this auction

LAB:1 Synthesizer by Artificial Noise

LAB:1 Synthesizer x4

Published on May 6, 2016 Artificial Noise

Press Release:
May 06, 2016

The first batch of LAB:1 Synthesizer's was such a success, we're doing a second run! To mark the occasion, I've also made a new video with FOUR LAB:1 synthesizer's playing live!

PRESALE for Batch 2: May 06, 2016 - June 17, 2016

Price is $335 + Shipping & Handling

The LAB:1 Synthesizer is a 100% analog, 6 oscillator experimental synthesizer. It features 3 audio oscillators (with Triangle, Sawtooth and Square waveforms), 3 low frequency oscillators (with Triangle and Square waveforms) and 1 voltage controlled low pass filter. The 6 oscillators can be routed in various ways by switches on the front panel. The 3 audio oscillators can also be triggered individually by three buttons on the top of the case or allowed to run freely. Artificial Noise is taking preorders for the second batch of LAB:1's now.

For more info see:

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 5522

via this auction

"Just serviced by a well known bay area tech. Tech replaced bypass caps & 2 CEM3372 VCF chips ($50 each) & two new phone jacks. Cleaned pots, switches, & key contacts. Great working condition. Just minor marks/scratches/scuffs as seen in the pix."

Malekko Mix 4 As A CV Mixer - Pulse Tips

Published on May 6, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Exploring the Mix 4 from Malekko, a 4 channel mixer packed into a compact size, which can also act as a CV mixer to combine and add voltage sources for complex modulation results"

Fernando Lima - Mother 32

Published on May 6, 2016 Fernando Lima
Moog Mother 32s on eBay | Moog Mother 32s on Amazon

Yamaha Tenori-On repair how to remove LCD screens MF#76

Published on May 6, 2016 markusfuller

"Yamaha Tenori-on repair. & how to remove LCD displays & clear small holes from solder."

Modal 002 Animator Manual

Published on May 6, 2016 Modal Electronics

"A demonstration of the power of Modal 002's animator, shown by Modal wizard, Paul Maddox. The Animator is a core feature of the Modal 001, 002, 002r, 008 and 008r operating systems"

Launchpad for iOS // Mini Mode - The Irresistable Force with Launchpad Mini

Published on May 6, 2016 Launchpad for iOS

"Performance using the Irresistible Force pack with Launchpad Mini

Get Launchpad for iOS here free:
Learn more here:

Launch up to eight loops at a time using a special 8x6 version of the famous Launchpad grid. Experiment with ready-to-perform sessions from a variety of genres, download the hottest new Soundpacks to expand your collection, or make custom sessions with your own sounds on iPad.

Built-in time stretching and synchronisation keep your loops locked in time, whilst you use volume sliders and filters to control your mix on iPad, and dynamic filter, gater, stutter and delay FX on iPhone. Making and remixing music has never been so much fun."

Stardust Synth Covers Survey

via Stardust Synth Covers

"Few months after the birth of our passionate business on a niche product such as the synthesizers covers and accessories, we need to make sure that we're going on the right direction and meeting your expectations. It'll only take a minute or two to fill this survey, and your help would be gladly and greatly appreciated!"

You can find the survey here.

First Session with Yamaha Montage

Published on May 6, 2016 APP SOUND

"Playing some great performances of Live Set 'Best of Montage 1'."

Vermona PERfourMER MKII & hotchk155 Arpie - Ambient experimental Jam

Published on May 6, 2016 Guy Schneerson

"Ow how I love the Vermona PERfourMER. One of the best synth made in resent years. A great tool for the studio and endless creative fun.

And welcoming to the family the wonderful Arpie by hotchk155 everything you wanted from an arpeggiator and more. This video doesn't do it justice so will try and post another video soon

WYSIWYH (What You See Is What You Hear)
* Vermona PERfourMER MKII
* Hotchk155 Arpie
* Digitech TimeBender Delay
Recorded on
* Zoom H4n
* iPhone 6"

Enter to win a Moog Mother-32 signed by Gary Numan & I Speak Machine

via Moog Music:

"Electronic pioneer Gary Numan is performing 3 of his classic albums (Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon) as a 3 night residency next month at Moogfest 2016 and is currently warming-up on tour with fellow Moogfest artist I Speak Machine. To kick-off the road to Moogfest 2016, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to win a Moog Mother-32 synthesizer signed by Gary Numan and I Speak Machine.

Enter Here for your chance to win.

You can view a trailer for the film "Zombies 1985", featuring a live score by I Speak Machine, HERE. The full film will debut this month at Moogfest 2016 and features a cameo by Gary Numan's daughters as zombies."

10 Must-Experience Interactive Art Installations at Moogfest 2016

via Moogfest

"10 Must-Experience Interactive Art Installations at Moogfest 2016

New commissions + site-specific collaborations from artists such as
Yuri Suzuki, Kyle McDonald, and Floating Point Collective
showcase synthesis of music, art, + technology

Durham, North Carolina (May 5, 2016) - The public will experience the synthesis of technology, art, and music like never before at Moogfest 2016, where an extraordinary array of interactive art installations and immersive sonic environments will be exhibited for free at venues across Durham.

For the four-day festival exploring the future of music, art, and technology, Moogfest will present more than a dozen art installations, many of them new commissions and site-specific collaborations between artists such as Yuri Suzuki, Kyle McDonald, Floating Point Collective, Antenes, and Rangit Bhatnagar, and engineers, musicians, and coders. For the full schedule of Moogfest art installations visit here.

The art experiences are one of the many highlights of Moogfest 2016, which celebrates the legacy of Bob Moog, the visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Kraftwerk. The four-day festival from May 19-22 will feature over 250 innovators in music, art, and technology -- from Gary Numan, GZA, Grimes and Laurie Anderson to virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt. For the first time, Moogfest will take place in Durham, North Carolina, a fast-growing capital of technology, culture and entrepreneurship.

The 10 Must-Experience Art Installations at Moogfest are:

Moog Model 15 Synthesizer : Sonic Mayhem In-App Purchase Demo

Published on May 6, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

This is the new Moog Synthesizer App Model 15 based on the Model 15 Analog Modular Synthesizer. In this specific, I show you the In-App Purchase Sonic Mayhem. This video maybe help in your purchase of the IAP. Sorry for no keyboard second screen this time."

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

New From DSP Synthesizers - The WSQ Wavetable Oscillator

Published on May 5, 2016 Jan Ostman

"Beatstep Pro driving the WSQ Wavetable Oscillator.

The WSQ has a 1V/Oct CV for pitch, a CV for selecting among the 128 waveforms and a VCA CV input."

New Folktek Conduit Eurorack Module

Published on May 6, 2016 Sir Folktek

Folktek Conduit eurorack module (video1)
"Conduit working with Folktek's Matter. Simple sequence via Octone, triggering via Varigate4. Processing two of the three Conduit signal paths toward the end. Utilizing the Folktek 'Resist' module for Matter triggering as well as Conduit oscillation."

Folktek Conduit eurorack module (video2)
"Conduit working with Folktek's Matter. Simple sequence via Octone, triggering via Varigate4. Utilizing the Folktek 'Resist' module for Matter triggering as well as Conduit oscillation."

Folktek Conduit eurorack module (video3)
"Conduit working with Folktek's Matter. Simple sequence via Octone, triggering via Varigate4. Utilizing the Folktek 'Resist' module for Matter triggering as well as Conduit oscillation.

Folktek Conduit eurorack module (video4)
"Conduit getting random. Single oscillation processing with Folktek's Matter. Some random LFO stuff. Processing with a light amount of reverb. Utilizing the Folktek 'Resist' module for Conduit oscillation."

Conduit was also released as a desktop synth. You can filter through previous posts here for more info and demos.

via Folktek

"*note that due to an error in manufacturing, the mounting holes have had to be routed - the oblong holes are slightly longer than standard.

Conduit is a delay, filter, and 9 point harmonic oscillation module which creates three independent signal paths that can be inter-mixed how you like. It's also capable of jumping directly into the circuitry of Matter for processing. The root circuitry is based on the conduit desktop piece which is no longer in production.


At it's root Conduit is a delay with a warm, analog sound which is clean at tight times and tending toward something disgusting and noisy and slower times. External audio or internal oscillation can be processed by the delay. When multiple oscillation points are mixed, the delay feedback gets distorted and noisy. As a delay it serves best as a source of texture.


The Delay travels into a state-variable filter with fixed resonance. A clean signal passing by the delay will still be filtered. The filter has a vactrol-based cv in to control the cutoff. So this filter receiving voltage control is very wormy in nature. It's best to multiply and mix a signal going into Conduit if it's to be used for processing - giving you the filtered and unfiltered version.


The purpose of this module is not simply as a delay or a filter - these are just components to a greater whole. With Conduit, aspects of the giant delay IC processing are accessed as a series of sound sources - harmonic oscillations based on the clocking of the delay. Therefore, delay time is the same as master pitch for these oscillations (also represented by "time cv"). There are a total of 8 harmonic oscillations and one noise source. All 9 points representing audio level harmonic oscillations are represented by a 9x4 female header so that each of these points or multiple points can be used as a sound source. Using Resist alongside allows one to control the level of the oscillation.

KOMA Elektronik: Building the Komplex Sequencer, Firmware Update & Knowledge Base

Published on May 6, 2016 KOMA Elektronik

"On a sunny day in our Berlin office, production manager Benjamin takes us through the assembly and testing of the Komplex sequencer. Beginning from parts laid out on the table to the final enclosure being put together.

Music courtesy of Drvg Cvltvre (AMOK Tapes)"

"New Firmware Update and Knowledge Base for the Komplex Sequencer
A new workshop video shows how the KOME Elektronik Komplex Sequencer is build.

BERLIN, Germany – MAY 6st 2016

The crew here at KOMA Elektronik is happy to announce a new firmware update (Version 1.3 Flower Power) for our flagship product Komplex Sequencer. We’ve been listening closely to the feedback of our users and we’re always hard at work to make the workflow of the Komplex Sequencer even better by bringing more updates. In this latest firmware update for the Komplex Sequencer, we have addressed a couple of bugs and added two new useful features.

Here are the changes / new features at a glance:

Divisions can now be changed smoothly by the rotary knob and CV, staying in time with the clock without any jumps in between division settings.
Repeats saved on the previous power-down of the sequencer are not overwritten on first playback when powered up again.
Added a menu to display the firmware version.
Added a manual save function for all selections made in the Section Controls.
Fixed issue when ratcheting repeats did not fit into one step length. Now if the number of ratcheting repeats is still too long to fit within the period of one step, the repeats are automatically limited and overwritten for that step.

For more detailed information and a the firmware update download, please visit the KOMA Elektronik website.

New Knowledge Base

As development of new sequencer firmware updates is constantly on the move, we decided to add a new section to our website called “Komplex Sequencer Knowledge Base,” where we will present an updated overview of all features of the Komplex Sequencer, including example patches, more technical information and over time videos of specific functions. Please follow this link to visit the new Knowledge Base."

soundmachines Modular Groove Station

via soundmachines

"We are excited to present the first full soundmachines based performance oriented groove station!!!!"

MODULĂ–R114 and small modular system with DC1drumcomputer, SD1simpledrum, and four LS1lightstrips.


via this auction


IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND forty-two year old 32 page MOOG ACCESSORIES owner's manual for use with miniMoog, Moog Sonic Six, Moog 15, Moog 35 and Moog 55 modular synthesizers, among others.

In 1974 I purchased a new miniMoog, a Moog Sample and Hold and a Moog Ribbon Controller. This 32 page catalog came with them. I have never used it. It has been in a filing cabinet all this time. Has been carefully stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment for over forty years. See pictures. (Note: some of the text has been deliberately blurred in three of the photographs.) This is in PRISTINE CONDITION. If you own a vintage Moog Sample and Hold or a Moog Ribbon Controller, this is for you. VERY RARE. PRICED TO SELL."

Frostwave Blue Ringer V1 Ring Modulator Effects Pedal

via this auction

"This is version 1 of the ring modulator effects box from Frostwave. Signal-in and signal-out jacks on the back of the unit. The first three knobs on the face control input level, wet/dry mix, and output level and the center knob controls the internal oscillator frequency. The right jack on the face of the unit bypasses the oscillator and provides a signal-in to modulate the main signal, and I believe the left jack is a CV-in to control the internal oscillator. 14v AC power supply included."

Yamaha CS-10 SN 5484

via this auction

playing Moog Model 15 filter inside the zMors Modular

Published on May 6, 2016 sven braun

Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.
zMors Modular - mobile only

"Playing the Moog Model 15 Filter inside the zMors modular
while sending audio and cv via IAA to the moog filter and return
audio from it. i like this filter so much! :-)"

Blocs Wave | Slice and Rearrange

Published on May 6, 2016 Blocs for iOS

iTunes: Blocs Wave - Make & Record Music - Novation

"Slice and Rearrange now available. Chop up and play with your sounds.

Blocs Wave - Make & Record Music on iPhone & iPad

Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed to inspire new musical ideas. Easily combine original professional sounds across a wide array of genres. Tweak your sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms, and make your ideas even more unique. Record your vocals and instruments, and bring your ideas to life within minutes.
About Blocs
The Blocs team was born out of talent from established electronic music brand Novation. The team were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware and Launchpad for iOS app."

AKAI AX60 + Eventide SPACE = Ambient Space Music 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on May 6, 2016 synth4ever

"AKAI AX60 ambient music & analog synth demo. Playing ambient space music on AKAI AX60 analog synthesizer. Effects from Eventide SPACE guitar reverb pedal.

Images © respective authors."

Erica Synths PICO Sequencer demo

Published on May 6, 2016 Erica Synths

"Pico Sequencer is mighty 16 step CV and Gate eurorack sequencer, packed with all possible features you may expect from a sequencer, just in 3HP!

Release date is June 1."

via ModularGrid:

"16 step CV and Gate sequencer with pattern memory

Erica Pico SEQ is mighty, performance oriented 16 step CV and Gate sequencer, packed with virtually all possible features you may expect from a sequencer, just in 3HP! Despite the small size it’s easy to program, and most importantly – up to 16 patterns can be saved in memory and instantly recalled.

● Selectable sequence length – up to 16 steps
● Quantised CV output – 7 different scales
● Adjustable Gate length for each step
● Step off and step merge function
● Slide function on selected steps
● Transpose function
● Random pattern generation function (within a scale)
● 5 play modes
● Sequence memory (16 sequences with all settings)

Available June 1

40 mA +12V
20 mA -12V
0 mA 5V
35 mm Depth

Elektron Analogue Four 1 minute soundscape

Published on May 6, 2016 Kuznecov Victor

Patch n Tweak

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