MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Korg Introduces New Red & Blue Electribes & Version 2 Update

electribe | electribe sampler | version 2

Published on Jul 20, 2016

Update: official press release, new pics & audio demos added below.

"The fastest and most intuitive way to make beats. The latest system version 2 adds a much-requested pattern chain function that will be a great asset for live performances or music production. The lineup has also become more colorful with the new metallic model. And we've also provided bonus patterns that reveal even greater sonic potential."

The new electribe

"Following the chic gray unit, the lineup has been joined by a metallic blue model that's reminiscent of the previous model, the ELECTRIBE MX. Complemented by the numerous colorfully illuminated LEDs, this unit will energize your playing.

Updates make the electribe evolve daily. System version 2 adds support for the much-requested pattern chain function and undo function, as well as support for original value display. Users who already own an electribe can update their unit and then enjoy playing."

The new electribe sampler

"Following the dark black unit, the lineup has been joined by a metallic red model that's reminiscent of the previous model, the ELECTRIBE SX. Complemented by the numerous colorfully illuminated LEDs, this unit will energize your playing.

Updates make the electribe sampler evolve daily. System version 2 adds support for the much-requested pattern chain function and undo function, as well as support for original value display. Users who already own an electribe sampler can update their unit and then enjoy playing."

Update: The official press release with two new hi-res pics and SoundCloud demos:

"electribes, Evolved; New Editions of Korg’s Intuitive Electronic Music Production Stations
New Features. New Patterns. New Colors. New Possibilities

Melville, NY - - July 21, 2016 - -Korg’s electribe line of Music Production Stations have been leading the world's dance music scene for over a decade thanks to their intuitive controls and powerful sound engines. Continuing the lineage, Korg announces the new V2 electribe and electribe-Sampler. Both units offer new 2.0 software, which provide user-requested features such as pattern chain, one-level undo and an onscreen original value indicator.

As a nod to the best-selling and preceding ESX1 and EMX1, the electribe is offered in an “EMX” metallic blue and the electribe sampler an “ESX” metallic red. Both models bring fresh energy to any performance with effortless knob-based sound creation, complemented by the numerous colorfully illuminated LEDs. All electribes also offer Ableton Live export for fast computer/DAW integration.

To further expand on the updates, pattern chaining allows users to string patterns together to create full songs, providing users with the ability to chain with minimal limitation. One-level undo allows users to undo recordings with the press of a couple of buttons. The original value indicator enables users to see the original position of any knob on the panel for any part.

Korg has also created 400+ brand-new bonus patterns (200+ each for the sampler and synth) all available for download from These new patterns, along with the V2.0 Operating System, are available for free to all electribe owners.

The electribe2BL and electribe2SRD will be available in August of 2016 for $399.99. To learn more about Korg’s full line of electribes visit"

Additional hi-res pics:

PRINZTRONIX - Pressing Buttons Released on VHS & Digital Download

PRINZTRONIX - Pressing Buttons (poached resistor mix)

Published on Jun 23, 2016 prinztronix

via supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, PRINZTRONIX.

"First single from the forthcoming album. [details here:]

Released as a VHS Video Single on TIEP

Sample: Interview with Thor Heyerdahl by Ulrike Arnold, Tenerife 1996. Used with permission.

The Norwegian government has decided that as the first country in the world, they will close the FM radio broadcast in 2017. As a tribute, this single is composed on a FM synthesizer transmitted and recorded over the FM radio band.

The FM synth is a MIDIbox FM, the sequencer is a MIDIbox SEQ V4"

Studiologic Sledge v2 24 Voice, 61 key, knob per function Synthesizer

via this auction

Note the little dude with a tree. Answer to who he is below.

"Studiologic Sledge V2 Synthesizer, a synthesizer with a knob for almost every function. It has Firmware 2.1 installed which is the latest firmware. The V2 Sledge includes the Sample upload license, so you will not need to purchase this feature. The synth is a 24 voice polyphonic synthesizer capable of splits and layers. It has 2 envelopes, 3 oscillators with a wide range of functions, 2 LFOs, plus 1 LFO for modulation wheel\aftertouch. It also has some built in effects such as chorus, phaser, flanger, delay and reverb. It sounds great, very high quality, has 999 patch memories, and is very sonically diverse."

Explorations with Jake Metz and the Hyve Touch Synthesizer

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Skot Wiedmann

"Electronic Musician Jake Metz finds new sound possibilities and worlds of expression in the Hyve Touch Synthesizer, a new instrument that turns your fingers into melodies, harmonies, drones, and noises. Jake describes his creative process and finds familiar and unique sounds in every gesture.

Find out more at"

Moog Minimoog Model D Demos Uploaded by Mike Godlove

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Mike Godlove

"The new Moog Model D. Performance by Allan Schierbaum (Joe Bonamassa) , Daniel Fisher (Sweetwater Director of Production Optimization, Pink Droyd), and Alfredo Ortiz (Gogol Bordello, Beastie Boys)"

Moog Minimoog Model D - Head like a Hole
Moog Minimoog Model - Tom Sawyer
Moog Minimoog Model D - Thriller
Moog Minimoog Model D - Flashlight
Moog Minimoog Model D - Shine On Crazy Diamond

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

New Minimoog Model D Demos

Intorducing The Moog Model D Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jul 20, 2016 zZoundsMusic

"Meet the Minimoog Model D reissue! Moog's update to the 1970s-era analog synthesizer adds a dedicated analog LFO, MIDI I/O, a mixer overload mod and more."

Remember to check with the dealers on the right of MATRIXSYNTH for deals on the new Minimoog Model D. They are the ones that actually support the site.

These in via Soviet Space Child.

Published on Jul 19, 2016 American Musical Supply

Moog Minimoog Model D After Touch Demo - Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer
Moog Minimoog Model D Hip Hop Performance - Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer
Moog Minimoog Model D Overview - Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer
Moog Minimoog Model D Parliament Performance - Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer
Moog Minimoog Model D Techno Performance - Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer
Moog Mother 32 Performance - Moog Mother 32 Synthesizer
Moog Mother 32 Demo - Moog Mother 32 Modular Synthesizer
Moog Mother 32 Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer - Moog Mother 32
Moog Sub 37 Tribute Analog Synthesizer at NAMM 2014 - Moog Sub 37

MDR.MODULAR VOLGA - stand for Elektron devices

Published on Jul 20, 2016 MusicMagTV - видеообзоры музыкального оборудования

"MDR.MODULAR VOLGA - solid foldable stand for 2 Elektron units

Designed by MDR.MODULAR especially for MusicMag - official Elektron distributor in Russia
to order worldwide:

performance/soundtrack by Discrete Warmth"

Red Sound System Elevata Virtual Analog Synthesizer 16-VOICE

via this auction

Red Sound Darkstar XP2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Archipelago (An Arpeggiated Jam)

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Jeremy Leaird-Koch

"Quick jam on the setup in the new apartment after finally getting it all hooked up. Ableton is providing the MIDI to everything but the LXR, which is clocked and running it's own internal sequence. The Meeblips are getting arp data from Live and switching between different arp modes. Virus gets sequenced bass from Ableton."

The Butterfly Effect in Eurorack With Ornament & Crime

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Steeped in chaos and unpredictable motion, the Low Rents mode in Ornament & Crime uses Lorenz Attractor differential equations to generate 3 dimensional shapes, which can be output as CV."

Deep Signal Studios Vintage Synth Recording Workshop 2 This Saturday 7/23 in Lakewood, CA

via supporting MATRIXSYNTH member,
Deep Signal Studios:

"Deep Signal Studios is proud to announce our second Vintage Synth Recording Workshop. It will be held Saturday, July 23rd at our new studio in Lakewood, CA (20mi south of downtown LA).

For $49 you get 3 hours of use of over 50 synthesizer keyboards, sound modules, samplers, drum machines and drum sound modules including products from Moog, Roland, Oberheim, Korg, Yamaha and more. You may reserve 3 instruments and use any unreserved instrument during your session. We will also have engineers available during the workshop. Capacity is extremely limited to ensure everyone will have a chance to use all gear available. Bring your laptop, audio interface and headphones.

Registration is open now! You must register by emailing or call 562-285-7029 in order to attend. You may specify the three instruments you would like to reserve and preferred session block. See the full gear list here.

Who this is for: producers, musicians, engineers, keyboard players
Why: to record vintage synths, drum machines, samplers for you midi sequence
When: July 23rd, 2016
Where: Deep Signal Studios in Lakewood, Ca
Cost: $49 for 3 hours
Bring: laptop with sequencer app and almost completed song, midi interface, audio interface
How to register/book time for the event or for any other date: email

Sessions blocks:
8:00 AM - 11:00AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM"


Soundlfy, a sponsor of MATRIXSYNTH, has a new updated website!

"We've changed our platform a bit, you can visit the new look of soundfly here."

Soundfly offers a number of courses for the aspiring musician. For synths they currently offer a Demystifying Synths 5 Course Series.

Synton Fenix II with Intellijel Metropolis

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Kanal von erichmielke


1. Synton Fenix II LPF+Formant+Phaser with Intellijel Metropolis
"Demosequence from Synton Fenix II 2 OSC - VCF 1 LPF plus VCF 3 Formant Filter and Phaser Modul with Intellijel Metropolis plus Doepfer Amlifier and some Multiples for CV/Gate signals."

2. Synton Fenix II LPF+Formant Filter+Intellijel Metropolis Part 1
"Demosequence from Synton Fenix II VCF 1 LPF plus VCF 3 Formant Filter with Intellijel Metropolis plus Doepfer Amplifier and some Multiples for CV/Gate signals."

3. Synton Fenix II LPF+Formant Filter+Intellijel Metropolis Part 2
"Demosequence from Synton Fenix II VCF 1 LPF plus VCF 3 Formant Filter with Intellijel Metropolis plus Doepfer Amplifier and some Multiples for CV/Gate signals."

Mutant Mesh Drums Patch

Mutant Mesh Drums Patch from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

"Short Patch experiment with a few new modules, including the Mutant BD9, Mutant Snare, Pico Drums x 2, running through various effects. The main CV modulation sources in the patch are the Modcan Quad LFO, and the new Forge which was used to create a fast quick modulation bursts to the Amp decay Pitch etc on the BD9. Drones via the Music Thing Radio Music, playing a feedback drone wave going through the Tiptop Z-DSP "Halls of Valhalla card, program 7.

I ran the BD9 through the new black hole DSP module by Erica Synths, and the Mutable Instruments Clouds running a unreleased firmware, and finally some Rainmaker X 2 for the snare processing, pitch delays. There is also a bit of Z-DSP, Eventide H9, AD Reverb, OWL, and ErbVerb too. Enjoy, download to the audio file below. :-)

track download:"

Звуки ночи / Sounds of the night

Published on Jul 19, 2016 Purple Tonal Central 3000

"Native Instruments Kore 2 and Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2 composed inside Live 9 on Push2"

Make Noise System + 0-Coast + Analog Rytm

Published on Jul 20, 2016 thisisprisma

"Ipad mic recording

EuroSerge Unboxing - Serge Synthesizer in 3U Eurorack - Patch of The Week

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Doug Lynner

"Unboxing the new EuroSerge from Elby Designs. The complete original line of classic Serge modules in 3U.

Doug offers modular synthesizer lessons and consultations. For information write

Doug's website is"

GOLT! Acid House with 2 RLD Sequencers and TR-707

Published on Jul 20, 2016

"Two Red Light District eurorack sequencers and a TR-707. RLD is a eurorack modular sequencer I designed and built myself."

I created a new maker channel label for GOLT! moving forward.

Oberheim Matrix 6 - Vintage DCO/Analogue MIDI Polysynth SN 704029

via this auction

"It's a versatile six voice synth with huge potential for modulation routings thanks to the Oberheim "modulation matrix" which was featured in the synths of the same name. You can route just about anything to anything else quite frankly. The keyboard is velocity and also aftertouch sensitive so allows for some quite expressive playing when called upon. There are two DCOs per voice with the remaining audio path being analogue. The envelopes are digitally generated but there's no stepping in the feel of them even when slow. It's great for pads and strings as well as far out crazy modular effects too. There are a number of editors for these and even with the data entry, programming is not too tricky, especially as there's a handy crib sheet on the panel."


via this auction

Roland SH-101 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

KORG Monopoly

via this auction

"The following is a posting from the manufacturer site. ↓

While a monophonic synthesizer of 4VCO, 4 voice of the 44 key synthesizer that can be used also as a polyphonic synthesizer.

Four of the VCO, each of the pitch, waveform, octave, the level can be adjusted, the VCF equipped with a dedicated envelope generator, you can fine-grained sound making is.

In the key assign mode, sound and that has four times the thickness using four of VCO, 'Unison', and memory the chord structure in which suppressed, can play chords in one key, 'Chord Memory', It can be played also without losing the volume sense chord even a single note "Unison / share", can select one of four modes of "poly" which can be played as a four-voice polyphonic synth with one-touch.

In addition, with the revolutionary effects section it was not at the time of the synthesizer.

Umidaseru a unique tone effect synchro, such as the mounting cross-modulation, which can metallic sound-making, in the control wheel of the 2 groups for the bend and for the modulation, is possible to play expressive synth solo sound I can do it. Also equipped with arpeggiator."

Chimera Synthesis BC6 Walnut SN *8E1F3D*

via this auction

"For sale a very rare Synthesizer Chimera Synthesis BC6 Walnut synth / step recorder

"A brilliant compact synth / drone machine from the now deceased Chimera. Great for sampling :-)

This is what Chimera had to say about the BC6:

[BC6] WALNUT, handmade, small, standalone synthesizer with in-built 16-step sequence recorder

[DESIGN] Beautiful Black Walnut wood, brushed stainless steel, bright-red printed circuit board, green plastic button and green LED

[SOUND] Distilled Chimera bC8 type sounds

[USE] Live, backing, drone, musique-concrete, glitch, industrial…


[1] VCO pitch, from 27.5Hz [A0] to approximately 3.1KHz [G7]

[PLAYBACK] plays back the last sixteen notes, speed maybe smoothly varied from 1/16th speed to 16x speed


[OUTPUT] Stereo 3.5mm jack socket (50mW available for driving headphones)

[POWER] 3x AAA cells, drain ~55mA, power switch on base

[SIZE] 90mm diameter x 45mm overall height (including knobs)

[CONSTRUCTION] body from black walnut, hand-finished and protected with Danish Oil, stainless steel top-plate, high quality double-sided

PCB hand-assembled and tested.

[AVAILABILITY] only 100 units were built (this is number 28)"

[2] LFO>VCO modulation depth, controls both AM and FM depths

[3] LFO rate (sub-sonic to audible)

[BUTTON] envelope trigger (with sustain), mode selection and playback start-stop

[4] Envelope, combination attack/release control 5 milliseconds to 20 seconds

[5] VCO waveshape continuous morph (sine, triangle, square, sawtooth) and LFO waveshape selection (sine, square, rising sawtooth, falling sawtooth)

[6] Volume [also auxiliary functions of mode selection when at zero and playback speed]

[MODE] single-shot mode with sustain, auto-repeat, playback

[RECORDER] automatically records the last sixteen notes played including, note duration, time between notes and the values of knobs 1-5 (these maybe overridden during playback if desired)"

Lion & Fox Recording Vintage 80s Linn Drum LM2

via this auction

"This one was on the shelf in the main room at Lion & Fox Recording in the 80s and 90s. Probably shows up on a number of classic Reggae recordings RAS Records did there during that era."


via this auction

Buchla 200e System 1

via this auction

"The 225, 281 and 292 are all three months old and in mint condition.

The 261e and boat are about 4-5 years old and work perfectly and in great shape. The 261 has two small dents shown in pic and is non- stiff pot version."

Live Acid Electronica - "Low"- TR8, TB3, System 1, MX1, Volca Bass, Electribe 2, Ableton Push

Published on Jul 19, 2016 Rezzonator

"Another track taken from my forthcoming album performed live. For this one I am using a combination of hardware and software. I am sequencing the TR8, TB3, and Korg Volcas from Ableton and launching the midi clips from Push as I perform. This gives me the ability to have longer sequences without the restrictions of 1 bar patterns on the hardware. I can also use Live's internal fx.

Equipment used...
Ableton Live
Ableton Push
Aira TR-8, TB-3, MX-1, System 1
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Electribe 2
Yamaha TMX7 drum module
iPad running Rebirth app for second TB303 sound"

Spotted on discchord.

Live Acid Electronica - "VorteX"- Roland TR8, TB3, System 1, MX1, Volca Bass

Published on Jun 17, 2016

"Live performance of a new track called VorteX which will appear on my forthcoming new album. This is basically all hardware performed using the Roland TR-8, TB-3, System 1 and MX-1 along with Korg Volca Bass and Korg Electribe 2. I am using Ableton Push with Live just to trigger the sound fx and risers etc - all the song parts are coming from the hardware.

What you are hearing is the raw recorded audio - no extra mixing or processing.

The M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro is the master midi clock source."

Kawai K5000W Synthesizer Factory Demo Songs

Published on Jul 19, 2016 Sound Programming

"Factory demo songs from the Kawai K5000W, an additive synthesizer from 1997.

Song list:

1. BADD (0:00)
2. ADDITUDE (2:46)
3. SCORE (5:19)
4. WARP5000 (6:46)
5. WELC5000 (9:15)

The K5000W is a hybrid synthesizer in that it combines both additive synthesis and waveform-based subtractive synthesis in the same engine. There are two other versions in the series: the K5000S, which trades the General MIDI wave ROM for real-time control knobs, and the K5000R, a rackmount version. The K5000 series builds on the basic additive synthesis that was in the earlier Kawai K5 synthesizer, but adds a lot more control, more effects, and greater capabilities all around.

This video has been edited to skip the file loading process. Each song takes about 15-20 seconds to load from the demo floppy disk before play begins."


Started streaming 12 minutes ago Kick.S


Korg littleBits Synth Kit

Published on Jul 20, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"littleBits was recorded direct with no further processing except for normalisation."

MFB Kraftzwerg

Published on Jul 20, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Messing around with a MFB Kraftzwerg I, no MIDI or CV input.

Synth was recorded direct with no further processing except for normalisation."

Published on Jul 20, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Messing around with a MFB Kraftzwerg I, receiving a 16-bar sequence from Ableton Live.

MIDI sequence is from this track:"

Bugbrand Modular - Patch 015

Published on Jul 20, 2016 batchas

"Listen at a serious level!

Bugbrand Modular = Scrotum Lab Orgone Accumulator + COF Filter + Morphing Terrarium..."

Strymon DIG & Volca Bass

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Elpiulas

"Trying my new Strymon DIG double delay pedal. I used the Volca Bass for this demo."


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