MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016


Published on Jun 10, 2016 PXE02321


Mikrophonie Spring Test FEEDBACK

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Spring added to two Mikrophonie."


via this auction

Roland SH-101

via this auction

Super Locrian Quadrature Circle

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD²/Expander², QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 110²²
Doepfer R2m², A133², A134²², A141, A143-9, A149, A151²², A152,
A156² (Super Locrian), A160, A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138 a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Q Slider²
foh choices
Make Noise Brains, Pressure Points²(#4), Maths², Moddemix²²,
Optomix, QMMG, René (#3), Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2 (Filter only), Freqbox²², CP 251, MP 201
Oberheim Sem to VCA Matrix Taurus Filter to Sem Audio in
Roland System 104 Sequencer (#1)
Synthetic Sound Labs Modulation Orgy
Tiptop Audio Z 8000 (#2)
Toppobrillo Quantimator²(Super Locrian),Sportmodulator
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000 , Pro Solo mk2 Bass
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Rocktron 311 Compressor
mackie the mixer²
drums Ultrabeat
vid #1539

DSP Synthesizers Programable EPROM ZIF Socket Eurorack Module

via DSP Synthesizers

"Remember the old Simmons drums and the more recent ddrum systems that carried that magic ZIF (zero insertation force) sockets?

Sounds replaceable by just swapping chips in a socket without tools?
Those days are back.
The 4HP DDM module does that and more.

It allows you to swap the sound chip with just your fingers, even during a live performance.

But it gives you more than the old EPROMs did.
The chip does not only contain sample data but also the entire DSP algorithm programmed.

It features 4 analog/digital CV inputs and a parameter knob.
1 mono analog output.

And you can program it yourself because it’s an ATtiny 44/84.
Yes, it works in the Arduino IDE envoirement.

This is really a tribute to the old technology with some 21’st century tech in it.

Enjoy programming your own modules and swapping chips."

NRsynth demonstration par Olivier Briand

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Olivier Briand

"Les caïmans de NR synth en démonstration par Olivier Briand, aujout de réverbération lexicon et delay Boss DD-20, sequencer Arturia Beatstep, filmé par David Perbal. visitez pour plus d'infos.
Le novation K-station ne produit pas de son sur cette vidéo, il sert uniquement de clavier maître"

Rheyne - Live Jam #153

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Rheyne

"Live looping with analog and digital musical instruments. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples."

ROLAND SH-101 - Painted Black

via this auction

Not the best paint job...

But. It does make you wonder what a professionally painted black one might have looked like.

Arp 2600 Vintage Analog Synth SN 0062 with 3620 Keyboard

via this auction

"For sale is a rare Arp 2600 synthesizer with the more advanced 3620 keyboard. Serial number on main unit and keyboard are matching, which is quite hard to find. This is a very clean example in excellent condition cosmetically, it's amazing how nice it looks. Graphics on the unit are very crisp and easy to read, and only minor signs of wear to be found on the unit. Check out the pictures below for more details to make sure you like it.

The main unit was fully serviced just last month and is 100% functional. The servicing cost over $1000. The unit is all original except for a brand new reverb tank. This is an early 2601 version but still has the Moog filter. The only thing worth noting is the keyboard has not been serviced, it does have a few keys that don't trigger properly, it just needs a simple cleaning of the key bus bar & contacts. It could also possibly use new bushings if desired. Otherwise everything is working as it should. You aren't likely to find a nicer 260 with Moog filter and the 3620 keyboard anytime soon. Nothing sounds like these old Arps, the newer Eurorack modular stuff doesn't even come close to the tone of these old analog beasts. Perfect for soundtrack work, effects, leads, external audio processing and inspiration in your studio. Don't miss out!"


via this auction

"MODE MACHINES MW-01 WASP Filter in new condition! The box was opened, but the unit is new and unused. Here is the product description:

The MW-01 Wasp Filter is a distortion filter device.
It uses the same VCF model as from the EDP Wasp Synth, but ads tweaks and modifications to really bring out the noise!
Built into a robust folded aluminum case with a chunky layout, an intuitive design, and an LED rate indicator.
It is an excellent choice for live performance as well as experimentation in the studio.
The MW-01 Wasp Filter is a diverse filter capable of adding grit and punch to drums, ambient sweeps, filter wobble, and plain crazy noise.


Analog filter , based on the WASP synthesizer
Audio / CV Gate
Stable Micro Fashion Case"

Elektron Analog RYTM & Random Pattern Live Mix

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Jens Aderholz

"Elektron Analog RYTM & Random Pattern Live Mix

by Jens Aderholz"

Eurorack Polyphonic Chords With Braids

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In Pulse Tips this week, we take a look at how to generate pseudo-polyphonic chords in a small Eurorack modular synthesizer system using a few modes in Braids from Mutable Instruments."

Korg TR Rack Synthesizer Factory Demo Song

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Sound Programming

"Factory demo song from the Korg TR-Rack 1U rackmount ROM-based synthesizer module.

The demo song is one long medley titled "Crazy DJ ! ! !" that demonstrates a wide variety of sounds and styles.

The TR-Rack is the rack version of the Korg Trinity. It was released in 1998, the same year that the V3 version of the Trinity was released. It has a larger ROM than the original Trinity at 32MB."

An Interview with Barry Schrader Question 6D: "Duke's Tune" Featuring the Yamaha TX816

Click here for the next installment of my interview with Barry Schrader. As you can probably guess from the image on the life, this one, like all of the interview questions to date, has a great story behind it. :)

The Second Bear (A Soundscape in Four Parts.)

Published on Jun 10, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Abstract soundscape, created with a eurorack modular synthesizer, controlled with Monome Grid using the White Whale and Earthsea modules.

Part 1: Hibernation
Part 2: Hive
Part 3: Bach to Root
Part 4: The Second"

Floating Points - (Deep Minimal Techno) Live Korg Volca Beats Sample Keys Bass

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Phone Records

"Korg Volca Beats Sample Keys Bass mono into the mixers mini kaoss pad fx side chained."

Reminders: Brighton Modular Meet July 3rd & Cymru Beats Meet July 18 & 19

via @BrightonModular

"22 days of waiting til the next @brightonmodular meet on the 3rd July 2016! Bring your gear and fill these rooms :)"

Info here.

And Cymru Beats in Cardiff.

See the Brighton and Cymru Beats labels at the bottom of this post for coverage of previous years' events.

"Fire and Ice" (Game of Thrones Theme) Imagined on a Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 9, 2016 redstripedown official

"An all modular interpretation of the main title theme of Game of Thrones. No computers were used in the creation of this video. All copyrights belong to their rightful owners - which I am not. Enjoy!"

AT-AT-AT – Triple Attenuator Eurorack Kit From Thonk for Beginning DIY

If you are curious about giving DIY a go, Thonk has a DIY kit perfect for beginners, the AT-AT-AT – Triple Attenuator Eurorack Kit.

"The perfect introduction to modular synth DIY

A kit for a Eurorack passive triple attenuator module (4hp).
A very simple and very useful Eurorack DIY kit. Below you’ll find links to very thorough build instructions written with synth DIY beginners in mind. This module requires no power from your busboard or prior electronic knowledge, it’s completely passive.

Each of the three attenuverters can be set to either a linear or logarithmic response with a jumper on the back of the PCB. Linear is more user friendly for CV attenuation, Log for audio signal attenuation.

Build time: 20-60 mins depending on experience.

Everything is included to make and rack the pictured module, even the solder. You just need a soldering iron and a pair of side cutters to finish the build.

Panel – 4hp – Anodised Aluminium with industrial Alu-Print legend
Knobs – Davies 1900h clones
Alpha 9mm pots
Thonkiconn jacks
Solder (a generous amounts for beginners)"

Let's Play with ENKL (Patch Design & Commentary)

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Tim Webb

iTunes: Enkl - monophonic synthesizer - Klevgränd Produktion AB

"Klevgränd Produktion's ENKL synthesizer looks simple, but there are a lot of depths to explore! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

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

Yamaha CS80 - Chaos

Published on Jun 10, 2016 mik300z

"I was very lucky recently to play around with this at a studio for a few hours (thankyou studio people) I took home what I recorded and layered in some strings, Rhodes piano and even more brass sounds from my ESQ1. Video is confusing at times, but it was like working timeclock etc..hence the title! Also allowed me to fill in parts where I was tweaking or adjusting the sound of the CS80. It was an honour to be able to play it, it truly is a beautiful and expressive instrument."

when it rains…

when it rains... from Gianni Proietti on Vimeo.

"Headphones recommended.

Roland JD-XA improvisation using a single program, no external samples, fx or multitrack.

Thanks to the hybrid engine, the bass sound and all the weather fx have been recreated using the analog parts (pink noise, S&H and filters).

Piano and pads are played using the digital parts. No external effects added. Recorded straight to the audio interface."

1980s Casio VZ-1 Digital Synthesizer with PCM Expansion Card

via this auction

Limited Run Custom White Studio Electronics BOOMSTAR 4075 (ARP 2600)

via this auction

"One of a kind Boomstar 4075 analog synthesizer (ARP 2600 filter) in custom WHITE finish. Only 4 of these were made by Studio Electronics. This one has their custom upgraded silvertop knobs. Brand NEW in box."

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bassline Synthesizer

via this auction

The avalon bassline is a high quality analog bassline synthesizer and sequencer. The core circuitry of the avalon is based on the revered Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer, to which a new layer of analog and digital circuitry has been added to position the avalon as the premier bassline synthesizer.

• Core analog and digital circuitry based on TB-303
Incorporates layout and parts from the original bassline, including carbon film resistors, united chemi-con electrolytic capacitors, poly foil film capacitors, original IC's, and sanyo/on semi & mitsubishi transistors.

• Synth Cartridge System™
Compatible with the cartridge system in the form of filter plugin carts.

• Extensive Analog Control
In addition to the six analog controls of the original bassline, the avalon includes controls for sub osc/ext input level, filter tracking, accent decay time, vca decay (normal to full off), utility envelope attack & decay time, utility envelope to vfc and vca modulation depths, frequency response select (normal and full range.

• Extensive Digital Control
In addition to backwards compatibility with the TB-303 pattern write pitch & time modes the avalon incorporates new progamming modes making extensive use of (16) step LED switches. Patterns can be up to 64 steps in length (up to 4 sections x 16 steps) and each pattern can have numerous scales including triplet modes. Real-time editing includes slide time select, utility envelope trigger mode, pattern step skipping, pattern reverse, rotate, random, & shuffle. There is also an arpeggiator that can be performed real-time or recorded directly into a pattern.

• MIDI & DIN Sync
Sync source can be selected as internal, MIDI, or Din Sync, and the avalon sends both MIDI & Din Sync.

• Audio inputs & Outputs
Includes main & headphone outputs, saw and square outputs (+/-5V), external input, and filter and vca outputs.

• CV Inputs & Outputs
Includes cv & gate input and output, filter cv Input, & accent sweep output."

Sonic Potions LXR Drum Machine Digital Drum Synth

via this auction

"The LXR Drum Synthesizer- this is a high quality fun and intuitive instrument. It was assembled professionally by a recommended "builder" and normally comes as a kit, this item includes the acrylic case and also a power supply. Im selling as I have chosen to make some space in my studio and also I am sticking with an all analogue set up for my electronic Synth experience, even though I have a great love of this Drum Machine. It is more than a drum machine and very capable of producing bass lines and melodic lines along side drum sounds. It comes with some WAV samples of drums that can be mixed in with the Digital sounds, these are accessed a flash drive built in and you can load your own samples. I suggest you look on youtube for video examples of the applications and versatility of this great product. It does have a great wiki manual available online, and it is also capable of driving other Midi devices. It also has 4 outputs opening up its sonic possibilities. It comes loaded wit some pre set kits that suit a range of electronic music, and these can be easily tweaked and saved as your own creations or you can make and save your own Kits and pre sets very quickly and easily.

The LXR is a full fledged digital drum machine with integrated sequencer.
Its sound engine provides 6 different instruments, each with over 30 parameters to tweak. It can produce a wide variety of sounds, ranging from classic analogue emulations to crunchy digital mayhem.


Cortex M4 based
6 voices (VA and FM)
7 sequencer tracks (extra open HH channel)
44kHz / 16 bit audio
4 mono outputs
4 different instrument engines
1/128 step pattern resolution (32ppq)
USB/Din Midi
different lengths for each track possible
8 chainable patterns per preset
Step probability
39 buttons
6 LFOs routable to every voice parameter
No SMD soldering required
source code available
All! actions possible without stopping the sequencer playback"

Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Alba Ecstasy


1. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - From a Thousand Years Away

'From a thousand years away - from THE EPSILON PROJECT album, available on
All sounds come from EMU Proteus 2000.

22.09.2012 Kontinuum Productions
Video courtesy: NASA GOV - Non-Commercial Use"

2. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 1 - Leaving the Earth

"Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 1 - Leaving the Earth is a new weekly series of live studio recordings. Welcome aboard and let's start this Journey!

Using: Virus Ti2 in multimode (2 pads, 2 arps), OP-1 - pad, Eurorack mix: bass and FX, Circuit - drums, Radias - bass."

3. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 2 - New Horizons

"Earth remains behind the Spaceship. It becomes smaller and smaller. New worlds, new horizons are waiting for us, the Space Pioneers... Episode 2 of this Journey starts with a System-1 pad, passed through MI Clouds. Bass sound comes from Z3000 mkII and SEM, lead from OP-1, pad from microKorg, arpeggiator from Ti2, FX - Radias and percution from Circuit."

4. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 3 - A Lost Transmission

"You may know that saying with the Universe conspiring so the things to be as they're meant to be! The Planets lined up with this Episode, since my camera didn't want to record more than a few seconds and stopped (and I didn't noticed this), matching perfectly with the title of this Episode 3: A Lost Transmission!
This Episode starts with Yamaha Motif XS6, the workstation of a friend and most of the sounds you hear in the first part, are from it, sampled in Ableton. Part two continues with my usual gear plus Promars System-1 plug-out (seq), Arturia iSEM (bass seq) and Animoog (lead).

We're far away from Earth and some interferences, as you may see, are blocking our comunication to the Earth. Hoping that next days we'll be able to re-establish the connection! But, who knows... There are some clues that a mysterious ship is following us..."

5. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 4 - Supernovae

"After the communications were re-established, we found out what causes the signal loss: a Supernovae chain effect, two sister stars exploded and generated some cosmic radiations. We are passing now near this area..."

6. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 5 - Empty Space

"Featuring: Moog Model 15, Quadnic, Novation Circuit, Virus Ti2, Blofeld, microKorg, Radias, System-1 Promars.
Using a very nice FX patch on Model 15, created by my friend Tony Saunders (the creator of MidiSequencer iPad app)."

7. Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 6 - Radio Waves

"Coming back from a one week exhausting trip, The Journey to the Edge of the Universe continues with Ep. 6 based on OP-1 - radio, SoundScaper - drone, Quadnic-Braids-Tides-Clouds - drone and sequence, microKorg - lead, Virus Ti2 - pads, Circuit - drumbs, bass, sequence."

Future Sound Systems MX1 Eurorack Mixer Demonstration

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Future Sound Systems

"A short demonstration running through the different ways in which the FSS MX1 Eurorack module can be used. Now available from and many good modular retailers.

The MX1 mixer module from FSS is designed to present a compact, affordable mixing solution for Eurorack users. The MX1 gives four audio inputs in as many HP, with both normal and phase-inverted outputs available. The level controls of the MX1 are logarithmic, but the channels are DC coupled, so CVs can be summed together using the MX1 if necessary. The MX1 provides unity gain of each channel when the level control is fully clockwise, meaning that there is no loss of signal level when mixing. This also allows for the MX1 to be overdriven, especially if the same source is multipled to the four inputs or the "normal" output is fed back into one of the inputs. A set of expansion headers also allow for the FSS P.O.C.A. VAC1 and Whitehall SW1 modules to be used alongside the MX1 without any patching required, when using the MX1x expander accessory.

To summarise, the features of the MX1 are:

-Four channel mixing in 4HP
-Logarithmic level controls for audio input level scaling
-DC coupled channels allow for CV summing
-Normal and phase-inverted outputs
-Unity gain summing allows for overdrive effects
-Expander board and cable (see Accessories) allow for normalling from FSS VAC1 and SW1 modules
-Reverse power protection
-2mm thick fibreglass panel
-Hand assembled and tested by Finlay Shakespeare at FSS HQ in Bristol"

Axel Hartmann's 20 Synth Nearing Completion - Set to Ship in June

"Set up for final testing and sound design. Fatar has sent us a b/w keybed for checking into a modified aftertouch ribbon below the keys, which works perfectly. The final models will be back to an all black keybed. The Synth you see is the first with black anodized surface. The grafics are laser edged. I am quite positive, that we can finally release the 20 by the end of June...

The synth is based on the Studiologic Sledge which is based on the Waldorf Blofeld. From the original post here"

"Only 20 black and 20 silver will be made | Waldorf / Sledge Synthesizer Engine | SPL Supra Op-Amp audio technology | Wavetables | Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer Sampleset | Pure aluminium shell, milled from a massive block | Collapsable, milled ultra thin aluminium panel | Custom-built pure aluminium knobs and wheels | Custom-built acrylic-glass switches | Highest quality, custom-built, all black Fatar TP 8 Keybed" See the 20 Electronics label for more.

A little Matrix Mixing with new Matrix Mixer

A little Matrix Mixing with my new Matrix Mixer from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"Buchla Matrix Mixer 205r"

Wife's Drone Patch - Vol 1

Published on Jun 10, 2016 ipassenger

"Wife plays the modular drone.

phone audio sorry.

Rubicon into multifilter into planar into zdsp into mixer. Z3000 providing lfo."

Ambient 09062016 // Microbrute, SQ-1 & Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Computing.Sound

"Created with an Arturia Microbrute modulated by a Korg SQ-1 processed by a Zoom Multistomp MS-70CDR guitar multi-fx pedal, using the Space Hole reverb.

The manual states that the effect type is based on the Eventide SPACE BlackHole alogrithm.

If you want to listen to the .wav-file you can download it from Bandcamp."

Volca FM Velocity Over MIDI Fix From Retrokits

Published on Jun 10, 2016 sonicstate

"We just got news of the Retrokits firmware updare for their RK002 Active MIDI cable - it now will allow you to play velocity over MIDI to the Volca FM - nice"

4MS DLD and Just friends

Published on Jun 10, 2016 Leoš Hort

"Funky little patch to explore the feedback loop tweaking of 4MS dual looping delay. I used Bastl Instruments CInnamon hipass filter in the feedback loop of main stab line which is generated primarily by Mannequins Just friends and Monome Teletype.

kickdrum is simple Bastl Tea kick

Sampled drums from Bastl Grandpa to second channel of 4ms DLD.

Synthesized hihats - Harvestman Herzdonut in xmodulation + Alm busy circuits pip slope on vca.

bassline is intellijel uvco thru koma elektronik svf-201"

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