MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Moog Mother 96

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Cray

"Enjoying the 96"

Oberheim OB-8 Polyphonic Analog Keyboard/Synthesizer with Stardust Synth Cover

via this auction

The listing is for both the synth and the cover.

For reference, you can find the cover at Stardust Synth Covers here.

MATRIXSYNTH Fridge with Elvis & New York School of Synthesis Mods

Top knob controls the amount of Elvis, and the bottom controls the amount of the New York School of Synthesis power. What they do to my food is anyone's guess. :)

The knobs are actually magnetic knobs courtesy of

Below are a couple of pics of Roger Arrick's business card next to their latest product guide. Apologies for the crinkles - it was an unfortunate victim of the local post office. Regarding the card, take a look at it assembled in the bottom image. How cool is that? The card is scored so it is easy to fold. BTW, you can pick up the cover of the guide as a puzzle as well as the knobs at the gifts a goodies shop. The knobs are top quality. They are fitted with a magnet underneath.

Update: for those that saw this post before this update, the knobs are available here.

New Metzger Tech Archimedes Eurorack Module Intro

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Metzger Tech

"The first Metzger Tech module, Archimedes is a Bipolar Dynamic Signal Manipulator, or BDSM for short. I just finished the layout tonight, and should be firing off the prototype by the end of the week. I am currently designing my launch modules with some engineering help from Mr. Tim Ressel at Circuit Abbey. I hope to have some audio and video to share here in the next month or so. Things will be quiet here for a bit, but hopefully not for long."

Experiments with the Synthrotek DLY Module - MVM #38

Published on Jul 12, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we''re going to be checking out a new DIY eurorack module that we just finished building, the Synthrotek DLY."


Published on Jul 12, 2016 PLUCKA,S SHED

"A mysterious modular eurorack prototype by a unamed australian company of which it was sent to me to give it a run ,will post more of its textures in a week or so of this synth"

Follow-up to this post.

Quantum VJ, Korg Volca FM, Teenage Engineering PO-12, 20

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Terrible Beat

"Quantum VJ - a glitch-style 8-bit audio visualiser"

Chords With Ornament & Crime Harrington 1200 Mode

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Ornament & Crime can perform many functions, including generating complex chord structures based on an incoming sequence using Neo-Riemannian theory in Harrington 1200 Mode.…-harrington-mode/"


Streamed live 15 hours ago Kick.S

Acidlab Miami, Korg EMX-1, x0xb0x.

Novation Circuit - Athens

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Krog360

"Another very short piece using the Akai & Novation kit together."

Laurentide SynthWorks Closing Up Shop

This is unfortunate news. It appears Laurentide SynthWorks is closing shop. They provided a number of DIY services and finished products for those that might not have the time or skills to DIY themselves. Their most recent product list included eurorack DIY, the Mutable Instruments Shruthi and Ambika, and a highly modified Moog Werkstatt.

via Laurentide SynthWorks:

"​Hi all,

I have been thinking on this for quite some time and have finally come to the decision to hang up Laurentide SynthWorks.

The batch of Shruthi/Ambika that was just shipped to Modular Addict is the last batch that I will be doing. I will be putting together one more run of VG2 kits together that will also be available at Modular Addict, after that I will be discontinuing it as well as the PRM2.

I also have an unreleased module with full kits already assembled. Those will be for sale at Knobcon in September.

I did not come to decision easily and it took me about 6 months to finally say I'm done. It wasn't easy to come to terms with, but the reality of it is that it was getting way to difficult juggling family and a demanding day job. Plus, the passion was fading and it was feeling more like a regular job, which is not at all why I started it in the 1st place.

I want to thank everyone for being supportive and totally awesome. I have met a lot of great people over the years and made a ton of new friends. I'll still remain active in the scene, just no longer as a manufacturer.

Thanks again and I hope to see you at Knobcon one last time.

Adam Armstrong
Laurentide Syntworks

Space Bumps Online 3D Synth App

via DreamPipe

"Space Bumps is an audio visual app for generating experimental arpeggios and ambient landscapes. The synth engine is (very) loosely based on the famous sounds of the Yamaha’s DX7. The sounds produced are then analysed and turned into 3d landscapes.

Change arp transpose using asdf..etc keys
Lo fi FM synthesis and echo, reverb and chorus effects
Record and export audio output to wav
Save patterns / patches
Share saved patterns to twitter / fb

Turn attack to zero, tempo to 200+ and reverb to 100 to get ambient/spacey pads
Disable visualisation to improve performance

Have fun!"

Sonic LAB: MakeNoise 0-Coast Review

Published on Jul 12, 2016 sonicstate

"The desktop mono, modular synthesizer from Maknoise fits in between East and West Coast synthesis methods - we take a look."

"Prophecy Theme" - Brian Eno - Dune Soundtrack

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Anthony Distefano

"My NI Absynth version of the Prophecy Theme from the film Dune.This was all done using Absynth's envelopes."

ctrl Editors for Windows & Mac

Update2: You can now find them here:  Thanks goes to the Synthesizer Sympathizer for the link!

Note the Cheetah MS6 editor is listed but the download link is not available. If anyone has it or knows where to find it, please let us know.

Original post:

Anyone know where to find ctrl editors for Windows & Mac? See this post for reference. They used to be hosted on, but Google shut the service down. I checked the archives linked there but couldn't find them. If you know where they are hosted or the developer please let us know.

Update: I should have mentioned what inspired this post. Someone was looking for the Cheetah MS6 ctrl editor. If anyone has it and/or knows where to find it, please let us know.

Also someone suggested checking the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. You can see what the list looked like here. Unfortunately the download links do not work from the few I tried. I'm guessing the archives only save html and images.

Waldorf Miniworks 4-pole Analog Filter w/ MIDI Control

via this auction

"Rare analog filter unit. Full MIDI control and program memory.
All metal construction and excellent condition.

Original manual + power supply included"

Waldorf Microwave XTK Wavetable Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 653089

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-15D Vintage Analog Dual Channel Synthesizer SN 2875

via this auction

KORG MONO/POLY monophonic synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Vintage Linndrum LM-2

via this auction

Original Linn Drum

via this auction

BALDWIN SYNTHA SOUND with Pedal, Soft Case & Patch Sheets

via this auction

AHA ... (Minisizer, bitRanger & MicroGranny 2 Jam) #TTNM

Published on Jul 12, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Playing some samples on the MicroGranny 2 while droning on and on with the Minisizer, which is being sequenced and modulated by the bitRanger :)

Audio gear used:
- Bastl Instruments bitRanger (Awesome Logic Computer)
- Anyware Instruments Minisizer (Mini Analog Modular Synth Goodness)
- Bastl Instruments MicroGranny 2.4 (Crushingly Beautiful Granular Sampler)
- Zoom R16 (Sweet Multitrack Audio Recorder and Interface)"

Korg Volca FM Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Jul 11, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

01-The Korg Volca FM- Part 1- The Panel Controls Part 1
02-The Korg Volca FM- Part 2- The Panel Controls Part 2
03-The Korg Volca FM- Part 3- FM Parameters Part 1
04-The Korg Volca FM- Part 4- FM Parameters Part 2
05-The Korg Volca FM- Part 5- Sequencing

More to come...

Circuit Bent Yamaha RX7 demo

"Some flat out chewing the furniture lunacy from a circuit bent Yamaha RX7.

The RX7 is very difficult to operate when using the circuit bent mods, but its well worth the effort as you can't get this kind of madness from any other machine, other than the RX7's big brother, the RX5.

For more details see"



20 way main patchbay: More information and details of our patchbay mods can be found HERE. The RX7 patchbay responds a little differently to most circuit bent drum machines. When patchbay connections are made on the RX7 you find that at least 60% of the sounds are disabled, but the ones that remain are transformed into alien effects like we've never heard before on a bent drum machine. Make a different connection on the patchbay and a different set of sounds are disabled but again, the remaining sounds morph into bizarre digital shimmers and cold percussive hits that are both totally unexpected and unique. Remove all the patch cables and the machine responds as normal again."

Polyrhythmic Sequence on Modular Synthesizer | Quick Tip Tutorial

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"In this Quick Tip tutorial Ralph Baumgartl and Bernd-Michael Land are showing you the concept of a Polyrhythmic Sequence on a Modular Synthesizer. I you haven’t tried it yet, you may want to apply this idea to you own sequencer lines and modular compositions. This video is bilingual: English and German" Q119 24-Stage Sequencer & Roland System 100 104 Sequencer.


Published on Jul 12, 2016 Masaki Takada

"ACID ALLIANCE is the acid house duo by two of Yebisu303 and numaitu.
Use equipment is Mackie CR1604, Roland TR-8, KORG microKORG XL, KORG volca sample, Cyclone Analogic TT-303 * 2, PROCO RAT2, BOSS PS-2, Eventide SPACE, iPad (KORG Gadget)."

Antugn'Art 1

Published on Jul 12, 2016 RELOAD

Modular improvisation in Antugn'Art Water Exposition"

Korg gadget live 13 'Circles & Squares' nanokontrol studio and launchcontrol

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Hank Astral

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

"slowly adding more midi controllers. Not too many though. Keep it simple.
Please subscribe/comment if you like this track

HOW I ARRANGE: After I've created a loop that I like I just launch/mute tracks and tweak parameters rather than consciously lay everything out. This way the whole process stays fun which for me is the key. I may do a more detailed tutorial on this.

With all the gear options out there I also like sticking with one program and Korg gadget is perfect for what I want to do. If you don't know what it is here is my own overview:

Korg gadget is a complete IPAD electronic music workstation - like a propellerhead's Reason for mobile.
To make music you just pick any of the following 'gadgets' from within the program and start composing:
Drum machines/Drum Samplers
London: drum sound module Gadget designed specifically for dance music but with the right FX can fit any style really. Has 8 Tracks.

Tokyo: 4 track analog-type drum sound module with lots of tweak potential. Sounds great with London.

Bilbao: One-shot sampler (up to 2 bar length samples but mainly aimed at drum hits) 16 tracks. Import your own sounds! Basic FX though

Abu Dhabi: 1 bar loop player. (Again import your own loops) Lots of glitch potential
Amsterdam: 4 slots for variety of drum hits and sound FX. Factory library only

Gladstone: 20 acoustic drum kits

Synths/pitched instruments
Chicago: think 303.

Kamata and Kingston: Chiptune

Darwin and Marseille: M1 and GM sound module

Glasgow: Synth strings and Triton sounds

Madrid: Real sounding acoustic and electric bass

Salzburg: Multi-sampled grand piano

Brussels & Miami: monophonic modern sounding bass/lead synths Can pump and bass wobble

Wolfsburg & Phoenix: Polyphonic synths (wolfsburg like a modern VST and phoenix like a prophet 5)

Berlin: Arp Odyssey

Dublin: Semi modular synth

Chiangmai: Bell type sounds

Helsinki: Absynth like ambient polyphonic synth

Montreal, Alexandria & Firenze: Real sounding electric piano and organs

Kiev: Vector synthesis.

Insert FX, comp and EQ on every track plus global reverb send. Independent MIDI channels on each track. IPAD AIR and above at least 20 tracks. Most of my songs use about 10.



Yamaha CS5 Analog Synthesizer + Roland RE 101 Space Echo

Published on Jul 12, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Yamaha CS5 70's Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
+ Roland RE 101 Space Echo

Controlled by Korg SQ-1 Sequencer"

subtokyoshop on eBay

BEHRINGER Synth Vol 2 - New Behringer Analogue Synth Teaser Video

Published on Jul 12, 2016 Music Group

Follow-up to the first teaser video here.

Dave Smith Instruments - Artist Interviews

via Dave Smith Instruments

"DSI is excited to announce that we’ve added a new feature to our website: The DSI Artist Interview.

It's an ongoing series of conversations with some of our favorite musicians and producers. We cover who they are, what they’re currently doing, and how they’re using their DSI gear. We invite you to link to the series on your website.

Last month we featured touring/session keyboardist and musical director, Jeff Babko.

This month we sat down with session keyboardist and band leader, Jason Lindner."


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