MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

VirSyn Introduces VoxSyn Vocoder Vocal Sound Generator for iPad / iPhone

Published on Jun 23, 2016 virsyn

iTunes: VoxSun - VoxSun Telecom

"VoxSyn turns your voice into the most flexible vocal sound generator ever. Instantly following even subtle modulations of pitch and spectral changes of your voice VoxSyn creates signature vocal sounds far beyond traditional vocoding.

Talk or sing into the microphone and you’ll trigger various synthesizer sounds following your voice pitch or the notes touched on the hexagonal keyboard / external MIDI Keyboard. The basic sounds are selected from a vast pool of predefined sounds from the famous TERA synthesis engine which can be further expanded by its unique random sound generator.

The harmonic table note layout visualizes your voices pitch in realtime and also let you play notes for more traditional vocoder effects."

Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74 Voltage Controller Filter Eurorack Module

via @ControlVoltage_

"New module! Designed & built in PDX, the Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74 is racked up & shipping"

"Voltage Controller Filter

The VCF-74 is a 14HP analog voltage controlled filter in Eurorack format. VCF-74 features a dual analog highpass and lowpass filter, cascaded (series, from HP > LP). The discrete diode filter circuit is inspired by the 1970s Univox Mini-Korg synthesizer's "Traveler" filter section which provides warm, organic sound to your modular system. A stage boost switch allows you to drive the 2nd filter section (Low-Pass) with a +5.3dB signal boost from the High-Pass output signal creating a warm saturation. Independent manual resonance controls per filter section allows you to fine-tune a wide variety of focused sound. Input and Output level controls allow you to optimize dynamic range, including how hard you drive the filter--which drastically changes the dynamic interplay between signal and harmonic resonance. Both High-Pass and Low-Pass circuits have independent "offset" controls that will allow for fine tuning of each filter's cutoff. The VCF-74 can be set up as a Low-Pass, High-Pass, or Band-Pass filter. Width of the Band-Pass can be adjusted by simply dialing in the offset controls appropriately.

• Audio In
• High-Pass Cut In (CV)
• High-Pass Res In (CV)
• Low-Pass Res In (CV)
• Low-Pass Cut In (CV)
• Audio Out
• Boost (Switch)
• High-Pass Cut
• High-Pass Res (CV)
• Low-Pass Cut
• Low-Pass Res (CV)
Physical Specifications
• Format: Eurorack
• Width: 14hp
• Depth: 1.25”

Electrical Specifications
• Power: +12V @ 38mA, -12V @ 44mA

In the Box
• The module itself
• Eurorack Power Cable"

TTSH 2600

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Cray

"Arp 2600 clone"

Yamaha TG33 FM MIDI Synth Tone Generator Module

via this auction

"This TG33 has been cleaned inside and... out as much as was feasible. It is fully functional and comes with the original power supply. The volume potentiometer is new, button contacts have been cleaned, and the data entry potentiometer upgraded to one with a more durable metal shaft. I have taken pictures to help highlight the "patina" this thing has endured. In some way it adds a little bit to the gritty look of the machine. Since it has a specific DAC, the sound has some of this same grit to it. 2 FM voices and 2 AWM per patch give it a wide palette of sound and the mod stick, which can be used for performance or for recording modulations to be repeated give this thing a unique set of features in the long line of Yamaha FM synths."

Rare Red Yamaha CS01 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 24992

via this auction

Ensoniq SQ-80 Synthesizer

via this auction


Published on Jun 23, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"First romp feeding the ADDAC 501 into the WMD SMM. Crazy source of random, but rhythmic modulation.

Piston Honda into MMG and then 4MS DLD. Sequenced by the Turing Machine. Attenuated pulses from gate out 1 and 2+4 feed MMG strike and accent respectively. Mode and frequency of MMG modulated by 501/SSM combo. Wave and bank of Piston Honda modulated by 501/SSM.

Cyclbeox into VCA, then Phonogene then Polaris, ending in Clouds. Cutoff of Polaris modulated by Expert Sleepers/Silent Way random step LFO. Phonogene gene and slide modulated by 501/SSM.

Roli Seaboard Rise controlling Mutable Instruments Rings into Clouds. XY pad of Rise controlling damping and position of Rings.

Drums from DRM1."

Dave Smith Instruments OB6 Module - Summer NAMM 2016 Video

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Sound On Sound magazine

"Desktop module version of the OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer."

Details on the OB-6 desktop module posted here.

Two Synth Events at Control Voltage in Portland This Weekend

via Control Voltage

"Basic Synthesis 6: Voice Construction
Saturday, June 25th, 1-2pm, Free

Join us this Saturday for the final session in our current Basic Synthesis series - a set of recurring casual presentations usually held every-other Saturday, each an hour in length with ample time for questions. The purposs is to de-mystify the synthesizer piece-by-piece using the modular synth.

The session is all about building complete synthesizer voices with eurorack modules using a couple different manufactures as well as from keyboard synth makers like Moog, Arturia, Korg, Elektron, Novation and Dave Smith Instruments.
Presented by Joseph Pailo.

Control Voltage
3742 N Mississippi Ave, 97227
06/25/16 from 1-2pm

"Toppobrillo, Antimatter & Moffenzeef Demo
Sunday, June 26th, 2-3:30pm, Free

Control Voltage will be hosting a three-manufactuer demo by synth module manufacturers Toppobrillo Music Electronics of Oakland, CA, Antimatter Audio and Møffenzeef Mødular from Portland, OR!

Toppobrillo will be demonstrating the new Stereomix fully featured voltage controlled output mixer, the Triple Wavefolder waveshaper and the Quantimator multifunctional quantizer.

Antimatter Audio will demonstrate the Launch Codes compact trigger and gate sequencer, the Sub Ring mixer/sub octaves/ring mod/noise generator, and the Brain Seed CV recorder/generator.

And new manufacturer Møffenzeef Mødular will also be showing off his lo-fi digital drum module, the GMØ, along with the alternative firmwares: BØBCAT and MØNGREL.

After the demos, all three manufacturers will answer questions and provide hands on demonstrations.

Presented by Josh Thomas of Toppobrillo, Jeph Nor of Antimatter Audio and Ross Fish of Moffenzeef.

Control Voltage
3742 N Mississippi Ave, 97227
06/26/16, 2-3:30pm

ContinuuCon :: Tony Rolando on East Coast/West Coast Synthesis

Published on Jun 23, 2016 ContinuuCon

"Make Noise founder Tony Rolando fills us in on the historical differences and similarities in the development of synthesis and electronic music on the East and West coasts. He also includes a demo of Make Noise's new 0-Coast synthesizer module."

This one in via Martin Gnägi.

crystalline caves

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Todd Barton "a brief experiment sending different rates of fluctuating random voltages to the VCAs of the Buchla Music Easel."

Hornet modular S&H patch 1

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

Modular Mayhem On The Alesis Andromeda Synthesizer

Published on Jun 23, 2016 gstormelectro "Video and Audio by G-Storm Electro c.2016 The A6 is virtually a modular synthesizer. You can patch just about any modulation to any destination. This results in sounds that are completely out there. These patches unleash some of the deeper functions of the A6: 0:00 Binary Hell (Computer Glitch) 0:30 R2 On Drugs (Droid Malfunction) 0:56 Squeaker (Rhythmic Percussion) 1:14 Shimmery Clip (Glitch Lead) 1:47 Machine Language (Computer Glitch) 2:20 Snappy 2:32 Robot Attack (Sci-fi FX) 2:57 Multiples (???) 3:22 Super Pong (Pong Game on Steroids) 3:51 Kar Ride (Karplus Strong inspired delay feedback) 4:22 Perky Chippy (Percussive Glitch) These patches are available as A6 Patch Set 02 available on my blog."


Published on Jun 23, 2016 LESINDES

"Part 1 of filtering factory sounds of brabdbew KORG VOLCA FM. Filter: CWEJMAN QMMF-4 modular filterbank and DOEPFER A-119 external input used as ENVELOPE FOLLOWER."


Speak and Read EURORACK MODULE with Circuit Bent Modification I CV IN, Trigger IN for Modular

Published on Jun 23, 2016 HOX808

"GAME SYSTEM plays Speak and Read EURORACK MODULE with Circuit Bent Modification I CV IN, 2x Trigger IN for modular connection. All drum sounds coming from the Orpho Modular Drum."

Soviet Analog Synthesizer Solaris - 314 by Estradin \ Синтезатор Солярис - Эстрадин 314

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Cyril Saar

Akai Timbre Wolf - Grumpy

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Krog360

"Grumpy because I forgot to tune the Rhythm Wolf :-("

Time and Timbre 2.0 - TimeLFO (CV , EURORACK)

Published on Jun 23, 2016 iftahbox

"an overview of the Time LFO.CV and the tricks up its sleeve. more info here:"

Tonestar 2600 - St. Neumann's Bump Bass in Fm

Published on Jun 23, 2016 StudioElectronics

"An almost MSR quality bassline does its level best to get across the deep and diverse tonality of this premium quality euro synth voice.

Additional right hand (and DP8 patience & smarts) support from Drew Neumann. Nice room! Nice room!

.wav file for your purest listening pleasure:

p.s. The phrases were played in fm; the tuning of the T* was likely not at concert."

Dave Smith Officially Announces The OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

We first saw the desktop in DSI's recent Tweet here. We now have some hi-res pics and the official details from Dave Smith Instruments. As always, click the images for the full size shots.

"Hello from Nashville!

Dave Smith Instruments is at Summer NAMM, where we’re debuting our newest synth — the OB-6 Module, a desktop version of our acclaimed collaboration with Tom Oberheim. Come see us in booth #331 and check it out!

Here are the details:

Dave Smith Announces OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

Desktop Version of Tom Oberheim/Dave Smith Synth Collaboration to Ship in Early Fall

San Francisco, CA—June 23, 2016—Dave Smith Instruments LLC today announced that they will begin shipping a desktop module version of their acclaimed OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer in the early fall. Like the keyboard version, it boasts a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM and features an all-analog signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. The knob-per-function front panel offers immediate access to virtually all parameters.

As Dave Smith explained: 'The OB-6 has met with unprecedented approval from across the music industry. In just the four months since its release, it’s been adopted by an extraordinary number of artists and is already appearing in projects across the world.' Added Smith: 'We wanted to make the desktop version available as quickly as possible to make it even easier for musicians to take it on the road or into the studio. We made it a priority that the desktop version retain the same powerful sound, and easy-to-use front panel interface as the keyboard version.'

Smith continued:
“We’ve also added a poly chain feature so that any two OB-6s can be paired for 12-voice polyphony. That is a monstrously big sound.”

The essence of OB-6’s vintage sound is its discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) and discrete, state-variable filter, both based on the classic Oberheim SEM (the core of Tom Oberheim’s acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers). Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path. Said Tom Oberheim: “The desktop module sounds every bit as good as the OB-6 keyboard because, on the inside, it’s exactly the same — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same big, in-your-face SEM sound that people have always loved.”

The module weighs approximately 13 lbs (5.9 kg) and measures 20.75” L x 7.8” W x 4.4” H (52.0 cm x x 11.2 cm).

The OB-6 desktop module will be available in the early fall with a projected MAP of $2,299."

New Yamaha EMX Powered Mixers

Not a synth, but you can definitely plug your synths into them. Thought some of you might be interested and Yamaha is a valued supporter of MATRIXSYNTH.

These new models:

- Incorporate powerful new professional features as well as an updated look and interface

- Provide better performance and ease of use than ever before

- Appeal to a wide range of users and a wide range of applications — bands and mobile DJ performances in small- to mid-sized events, worship, nightclub, retail business installations, etc."

The official press release:

"Yamaha EMX Series Compact Powered Mixers Deliver Powerful Performance, Greater Portability and Updated Look

BUENA PARK, Calif. (June 23, 2016) – Yamaha today unveiled the latest models in the company’s popular EMX series powered mixer lineup, which incorporate powerful new professional features as well as an updated look and interface.
Since its debut 30 years ago, the EMX Series has earned its stellar reputation by providing users having little or no live sound reinforcement experience with a compact, reliable, versatile and easy-to-use mixer requiring minimum setup and connections. Yamaha is the best-selling line of powered mixers in the U.S.

Like their predecessors, each of the new models – the EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 – seamlessly integrates a mixer, power amplifiers and digital effects into a single chassis, requiring only speakers and microphones to realize a fully functioning sound system.

The EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 all feature Class-D power amps delivering 500, 630 and 710 Watts respectively of power, offering lightweight, yet powerful sound reinforcement options for bands and mobile DJ performances in small- to mid-sized events, as well as for worship, nightclub or retail business applications.

All models include legendary Yamaha SPX effects for hall, plate, room and echo reverbs. The EMX2 and the EMX5 include an updated 1-Knob Master EQ™ sound contour control to easily adjust the overall sound frequency balance. The EMX7 features a flex-type graphic equalizer (Flex9GEQ) that allows the user to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine tuning±15 dB.

A new Feedback Suppressor incorporating proprietary Yamaha digital technology instantly eliminates annoying feedback with the single push of a button.

Inspired by the Yamaha STAGEPAS 600i Portable PA System, the entry level 10-input EMX2 features 500 Watts (2 x 250 Watts) of amplification, four high quality microphone pre-amps and three stereo line inputs. This model is surprisingly compact (14.8” x 5.8” x 8.7”), making it easy to fit along with speakers in the trunk of a small car.
Moving up the line, the EMX5 and EMX7 each offer 12 input channels and can output to 630 Watts and 710 Watts respectively. Users can connect up to eight microphones or line-level devices, such as keyboards and CD players and portable MP3 players.

The EMX5 and EMX7 are housed in an impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis for a robust, yet extremely portable design that allows for convenient operation on either a tabletop or in a rack (rack mount brackets available separately). Large handles on the front and back of the body serve double duty, making the mixers easy to lift while protecting knobs and terminals on the surface of the chassis from impact or pressure.

While these mixers are capable of higher than expected sound pressure levels (SPL), they actually consume less power than previous models with more compact form factors.

'The Yamaha EMX Series has a proven track record of excellence, offering a winning combination of great sound, affordability and portability,” said Nithin Cherian, marketing manager, Pro Audio division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Each of these new models provide better performance and ease of use than ever before, and will appeal to a wide range of users in a wide range of applications.'

All three models feature Phantom Power to allow the user to plug in condenser microphones for higher audio quality and better frequency range. For even greater flexibility, input 4 on the mixers features a high-impedance input for acoustic guitar or bass without the need for external processing.

And because each of the EMX Series models incorporates the amplifiers, users can easily connect passive speakers or add a Yamaha DXS Series Powered sub-woofer via a single connection, for configuring a PA system that requires a more prominent bass performance.

Pricing and Availability
The EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 will ship in August; price to be determined.

For more information about the new EMX Series of powered mixers, please visit"

Yamaha Montage FM Pads Jam

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"Just a few minutes in the morning with Montage. Laid down a simple FM bass line, about 12-16 bars, then just played through a handful of the FM-based pads. There is some Valhalla reverb and delay added here because I like it. It's subtle, but it adds lots of atmosphere. The Montage's timbres almost seem to be alive at times. This is such a diverse machine. Hope you enjoy my self-indulgent jam."

Forbidden Easel

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Todd Barton

"More than anything this is a test of using my iPhone along with the Tascam iXZ audio interface to do direct recording to video. And also a test drive of my little 3-boat set of Buchla modules to augment the Easel's capabilities."


Published on Jun 22, 2016 John L Rice

"I missed the Solstice 'Strawberry' Moon because we had a thunderstorm but the following night's Moon was still pretty good.

'The ancient and massive Skyclops was once a peaceful being, drifting through the night, observing all below with the Moon as it's single great eye. But demons embedded themselves in Skyclops to control its power for their own malevolent dreams of spreading terror and grief to those who slumber. Look closely and you may see other creatures roaming it surface or damage from vain attempts to destroy it . . . or even an alien craft lurking the depths of its eye.'"

Doepfer Drehbank MIDI Controller 64 Knobs, 4 Banks - SN 220839

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev. 3 AND Prophet Remote keyboard w/cases SN 6237

via this auction

"Includes interface cable, User's Manual, Anvil hard case (for P-5) and generic hard case (for P-R). (Anvil case has 3 letter brand.) The P-5 is NOT fully functional. Suspect 1 or more faulty capacitors. This unit IS repairable. The Prophet Remote IS functional."

Analogue Solutions Telemark V2 Analog Synth with New Wood Sides

via this auction

"Brand new with Analogue Solutions wood sides installed."

Vintage Akai AX-60 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Akai AX60 5-Octave Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer in good used condition. tested with no issues found. new cr-2032 battery and holder just installed. and it's been reset to factory patches. nice condition for it's age."

Nord Lead 4 Performance Synthesizer & Nord Lead A1 Demos

Published on Jun 23, 2016 MARS Music

"We invited the talented Italian keyboard player and producer Federico Solazzo over to our factory in Stockholm to demo some of the powerful new features in the Nord Lead 4! Everything recorded live, with no overdubbing."

Nord Lead A1 Official demo

Published on Jun 23, 2016 MARS Music

"Nord Lead A1 - Analog Modeling Synthesizer

A stunning sounding synthesizer with a simplified yet hugely powerful front panel interface.

Producing stand-out sounds for live or for the studio, the Lead A1 is ideal for all musical genres. Thanks to its carefully thought-out user interface, the Lead A1 encourages experimentation, allows for far speedier programming than would otherwise be possible, and ultimately delivers sensational sonic results."

SYNTH DOODLE #1 (Volca Keys & Guitar)

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Chocolate Pulp


Korg Volca Keys with a bit of EQ, Compressor, Reverb and some Delay.
Guitar: Ibanez RG5EX1 thru a Marshall GV-2 (overdrive) and Boss RE-20 Space Echo (Echo and Reverb).

Thanks for watching!"

No talk, just sound - Arturia MiniBrute RED

Published on Jun 23, 2016 The Inventory

"Please use headphones or listen on studio monitors to fully hear all the harmonics!

Up next in our No talk, just sound series is the limited edition MiniBrute RED analog synthesizer. Listen to some of the sounds you can get our of this synth and how you can tweak them realtime with the 'knob per function' layout.


Ableton Live providing sync and notes to the MiniBrute via USB going into a TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb. No post processing what soever, so you can hear the original sound as it is."

5U // Corsynth - C105 VC-Noise / LoFi Machine

Published on Jun 23, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 046-
5U 012-

Demo of the Corsynth C105 VC-Noise / LoFi Machine module in 5U (MU).

Corsynth C105:


Rob Papen Prisma Introduction

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Rob Papen

"Introduction to the features of Prisma.
Download the TouchOSC files here included a readme file:"

TM404 - 303/303/303/303/303/606/606

Published on Jun 23, 2016 repeatle

Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"2ndsenseaudio Wiggle Synthesizer Plugin is a Dynamic Waveshaping Synthesizer which is developed by a new company from China. More informations here:"

Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights #1 - MorphPad
Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights #2 - Sound Recorder
Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights #3 - Oscillators and Dynamic Waveshaping
Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights #4 - Beautiful Waveshaping (Presets)

disting mk3 - Bit Crusher

Published on Jun 23, 2016 Expert Sleepers

Lektroid Studio Tour

Published on Jun 23, 2016 LektroiD

"A brief tour of my studio. Backing music due out on the forthcoming 'Deep Theory' album. All tracks written and produced by myself (Lektroid)."

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