MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

AniModule Modular Drums HowTo with MPC1000, MIDI Gate, M1xXOR and Guitar sample

Published on Jul 29, 2016 JRock17991

"Check'em Out! :
A 3 Voice Drum Patch on the Modular, controlled by the MPC1000 and MIDI_Gate, with Guitar Sample processed IRT by the SOB filter sprinkled on top"

Radiohead - Idioteque(Cover)

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Fluffy Momo

"I miss you."

On an Analogue Systems eurorack system, just like Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, no less. I remember seeing Radiohed live with one, well before the eurorack became as big as it is today. This was before MATRIXSYNTH in the current blog format started.

Behringer DeepMind12 First Look Video

Video added to this post.

Some Kind Of Summer

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Miguel d'Oliveira

"sketch track made with a Moog Voyager through Strymon pedals on top of a few layers built with various soft synths.
Some of the Moog stuff was also processed in ableton."

Roland System 1M Hidden Oscillators

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"This week we are examining the Roland System 1M and the hidden oscillator wave shapes that came with the version 1.2 firmware update, which you may already have installed."

Kawai K5000S Additive & PCM Based Synthesizer

via this auction

Stripped and Modded Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Tested, everything works flawlessly except for a few issues -The VCO, VCF, Arpeggiator / Sequencer, LFO, Noise, bender, etc. are all great. There is a tiny bit of scratchiness in the Resonance slider for the filter but that's it.

The envelope section does not seem to work, the sliders most likely need to be replaced. The 101 will still make sound when switched to 'Gate' in the VCA section, but this bypasses the envelope. I cleaned the internals thoroughly, and there was no cosmetic sign of damage to the envelope section, so this is why I suspect the sliders.

Someone before me must have tried to clean the face of this with some kind of solvent or something - All of the screen printed labels are missing without a trace. Refer to pics.

Also, someone previously tried to change the CV/Gate output and input jacks from 1/8" to 1/4." They didn't finish, as the CV input jack is missing. The gate input jack does work. The CV/Gate outputs do not seem to work correctly (tested with other gear that I know could interface, etc.)

Seems like they also tried to start some kind of modification, with another jack next to a switch installed to the left of the other jacks. They are not connected to anything internally, I don't know what their intention was.

The main audio out, headphone out, Hold input, and External Clock (for Sequencer, Arpeggiator & Sample and Hold Clock) inputs all work perfectly."


via this auction

"This is the 360 Systems Digital Keyboard Polyphonic Synthesizer from 1984 with custom flight case. It is FULLY OPERATIOAL LESS SOME ATTENTION OUTLINED BELOW.

It is in excellent condition as you can see in the photographs but is in need of new capacitors (which are readily available and cost just pennies a piece and minor adjustments. The price of the of all the replacement parts will be well under $50 with the repair costs will be in the labor involved in replacing the capacitors. If you are handy with soldering this is a phenomenal deal for the right person. It has glorious patches. More sounds than the original unit. It does pass audio but sound is often intermittent. A tech recently quoted me $75 per hour to replace the capacitors and estimated about 5-6 hours of work. There are no missing parts and the unit is complete and worked just great when used several years ago. IT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY STORED IN ITS CASE FOR SEVERAL YEARS in a secure smoke free pet free environment.

The 360 Systems Keyboard was used in recording studios in Los Angeles and NYC in the mid 80s and can be found in many popular recordings. Besides the Mellotron-esque strings and flutes, the unit has Bosendorfer Grand piano, vibraphone, two different guitars, fretless bass, slap bass, various brass and woodwinds like trumpet, saxophone, bassoon, clarinet and other original stock sounds. It also includes the rare 16 piece string orchestra chip that cost $860 itself. Each sampled sound has its own integrated circuit chip that plugs into ziff sockets on one of the three (3) internal PC boards. BTW, the keyboard can be split so you can have two sounds on different keys at the same time, one on the left/right with an adjustable threshold. You can also combine two sounds at the same time on all the keys in unison. When using the double effect the unit is much more sensitive. The keyboard is polyphonic.

VERY RARE. Less than 200 were produced between 1982-84. It is known as THE FIRST to feature sampled sounds on IC chips. I have been the sole owner of this unit and took great care to maintain its operation and condition. Originally cost $6000 with the custom case. MIDI In/Out.

Buyer to pay actual shipping based on carrier selected. Unit and case is about 100 lbs."

Inside Vintage Synthesizer Studio: Handwerk Audio

Published on Jul 29, 2016 FACTmagazine

"Peter Van Hoesen and Exercise One’s Marco Freivogel and Ricardo De Azcuenaga are known by techno fans across the world for their music.

The trio also own one of Europe’s most well-stocked vintage synth studios. Located in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, Handwerk Audio allows anyone to pay to use some of history’s most sought-after electronic instruments, giving hard-up producers the opportunity to incorporate real analog sound in their productions without breaking the bank.

FACT TV visited Handwerk Audio where Van Hoesen and Freivogel took us on a tour of its instruments. As well as well known staples like the TR-808 drum machine and the Minimoog Model D, they introduced us to more obscure instruments such as Italy’s Elka Synthex and the strange OSCar synth from the early ‘80s."

The Ondomo by Asaden - Ondes Martenot Redux

Uploaded on Jul 28, 2016 Adrien Duchemole

The above is a demonstration by Adrien Duchemole who is lucky enough to own one of the first Ondomos.

[Update: I found a few additional demos of the Ondomo on YouTube. Three, including the initial unveiling of the first version in 2014,  have been added to the bottom of this post.]

In October of 2012, a post here on MATRIXSYNTH featured the Asaden Eleki-Ribbon. It appears that project was just the start of something pretty magnificent. Asaden has painstakingly recreated his version of the Ondes Martenot. Details follow.

Pictured here is an image of two new Ondomos and an original Ondes Martenot (center) via Adrien. Note the wood on them is much darker than the one pictured below from the Asaden website. According to Adrien, Asaden did an initial run of 100 Ondomos.

The following are some details, Google translated from Japanese, via Asaden (forgive the translation):

"Ondomo - Legacy Of Love

More than 15 years, continues to study the Ondes Martenot, it can be more easily available, it is even more portable also easy, anywhere play as, from Japan made from the feeling that new Ondes Martenot.

Once the Ondes Martenot easy Mochiaruke ... Ondomo that has been produced in such a thought (Ondomo) has packed the hopes and dreams in only 64 cm of width.

If even plug it into an electrical outlet, because it is equipped with a built-in speaker, you can play anywhere at any time.

Instrument called Ondes Martenot, and Ondes Martenot unique sound is hoping the producer that the more spread in the world."

"1928, is an electronic musical instrument was born in France. Announcement initially referred to as the (meaning of the Buddha 'musical waves of Martenot') 'Ondes Martenot musical-Ondes Musicales Martenot', it will be later referred to as the 'Ondes Martenot' or simply 'Temperature ondes'."

"Morris Martenot (Maurice Martenot, 1898.10.14 - 1980.10.08) represents a musical talent from early childhood, early on cello, piano, musician learned the basics of music, also deeply involved with music education and thought, in his later years Mesodo of relaxation is also established. On the other hand, there is a deep knowledge in electronic and mechanical engineering, in the First World War in prison as a communication soldier. Ondes Martenot The impetus of production is, where you start from the sound clear the triode vacuum tube was in the ear. Repeat the research and trial along with the end of the war, Paris in 1928, it announced the musical instrument in the Opera, and caused a sensation. Then, playing to countries with Ginette Ginette of the Ondes Martenot player sister trip, in 1931 we came to Japan in Japan. Ondes Martenot for the Morris, and the desire of as a musician to continue to seek a sound of its own, desire as a thinker to practice the human way and way of life are fused, will he had a life's work would live ish myself. 1980, continue to seek the sound of his own until his death in an accident, improvement until the end instrument was overlaid."

"And a body part to play, set in a variety of speakers (Buddha di Few Suhl Diffuseur). Its kind, there is a regular speaker and similar principal principal, resonance resonnances to create a reverberation by spring, a built-in gong characteristic resonance of metallic metallique, Palm palme to leave a sound strings stretched wooden body. Ondes Martenot, the electricity, but it is often placed in the category of an electronic musical instrument for a musical instrument to be used, pitch, expression, the tone, in the player's hand, an instrument that can be intuitive to play with the feelings of the place some reason, there is a feature close to the acoustic instrument."


  4 octave
  W 64 x H 15 x D 17 (cm) ※ H (if fitted with a leg) state closed the lid: 77cm
If you made a music stand: 104cm
  Weight: approx 6kg
  Outputs: Speaker out / D-sub
DC 15V
  Accessories: Legs / D-sub cable / power adapter

New Behringer DeepMind12 Could Have Been Named the Phat 12 and Based on the Roland Juno-106

Behringer DeepMind 12 First Look Video

Published on Jul 29, 2016 AMAZONAmag

" was live in Manchester to play Behringers DeepMind 12 Analog-Synthesizer and to have a long conversation with the engineers."

Update: above video in via Soviet Space Child.

This one in via Vince Ascoli spotted on

Before we get to the name, the DeepMind12 will feature a step sequencer / arpeggiator. See the screenshot below. We knew about the arpeggiator but weren't sure about a sequencer.

As for the name, note the Phat 12 in the image to the left.

According to the article:

"The wait is over, finally we can share our knowledge about the Behringer Deep Mind 12 Synthesizer with the public. At the time, when I the Behringer Synthesizer in Manchester / England met for the first time, he was still wearing the name PHAT 12. Regular readers may remember: 2010 had us Uli Behringer concerned with a concept study, as we on our TYRELL SYNTHESIZER project with the readers worked. Already this study was called PHAT 108 and was obviously inspired by the look of the Juno-106th

At that time was planned, an 8-voice replica of the Roland Juno 106 produce, but soon rejected Uli Behringer this idea, because with every thought and with every additional consultant was added a new feature. The project suddenly PHAT was 108 no small matter more, but a tremendous thing. Yet this was not foreseen in 2010, as the market would develop for real analog synthesizer."

You'll find a Google translation of the full article here.

Torino Synth Meeting 2017 Announced

via Torino Synth Meet:


May, 27-28 2017 - Seventh edition

In the name of the Organization we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who was involved in the sixth edition of the Torino Synth Meeting, which for the fifth consecutive year witnessed an increase in the number of visitors and exhibitors. The success of this event, demonstrated by the efficacious attendance of nearly 2,500 participants, the more than 60 national and international brands which took part, the 16 workshops put on by the companies to present their musical instruments and the artists which performed live, among whom were Projekt Dataline and The Analogue Cops, is confirmed by the innovative technology of the material and the continuous flow of the audience which showed extraordinary interest in the event.

Our heartfelt thanks go as well to the venues and people who took part in the organization of the sixth edition who helped in the positive fulfillment:

BUNKER and the cultural association Variante Bunker for hosting.

Our media partners: AskAudio, AudiocentralMagazine, Freakout Magazine, SeeTorino, Strumenti Musicali and Ultrasonica.

Our technicians and photographers, Pietro Tannoia, Alessandro Comanzo and Francesco Lurgo.

Our official translator, Paul Beauchamp.

Our technical partner Disconet / Mondo musica.

The organizations Funky Klownz Rebel Circus, Analog Factory and
We Play The Music We love.


Organizing an event like the Torino Synth Meeting is a complex operation which requires months of work and precious and essential contributions by numerous people in addition to the professionalism of the organizational staff with communication and image offices, press offices, logistic offices, technical offices and much more.For this reason, in order to coordinate in the most efficient way the dense and substantial work which will need to be done in prevision of organizing the next TSM, which will take place on the days of 27 and 28 May 2017, it has been decided to create a cultural association which will manage the brand SYNTH MEETING owned by Francesco Mulassano for the realization of the event (and collateral events) and to coordinate all the various figures and competences whose contribution is necessary for the event to take place.NOISECOLLECTIVE is the name chosen for the Association ( whose activity will consist exactly of the realization of the Torino Synth Meeting main event as well as the organization of other events such as training courses, workshops, single brand showcases, fairs and musical events.

The people who will participate in the aforementioned association are: LUCA MINELLI, FRANCESCO MULASSANO and LUCA TORASSO."

Mother Movement - Mother-32 Track by Gustaf Fjelstrom

"A little side-track from the current material I'm working on... 8 improvised tracks of the Moog Mother-32 with 8 instances of Output's Movement."

Mother Movement - Track Breakdown

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Gustaf Fjelstrom

"Here's a track breakdown of Mother Movement... featuring the Moog Mother-32 and Movement from Output."

Novation Circuit Unboxing

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"After the great firmware update with the sample import feature, I decided to buy a Novation Circuit for a good price. Circuit is a grid-based groove box with 2 synth engines and 4 part drum machine /sampler. I got today my package and want to show you what you find in the box."

OB-6 Keyboard and Desktop Synth Dust Covers Coming from Stardust Synth Covers

via Stardust Covers

"OB-6 keyboard and desktop covers available soon! ‪#‎stardustsynthcovers‬ ‪#‎synth‬ ‪#‎synthesizer‬ ‪#‎analoguesynth‬ ‪#‎davesmithinstruments‬ ‪#‎ob6‬"

New Detroit Underground DU-KRPLS Circuit-Bent Digital Waveguide™ Eurorack Module

DU-KRPLS from detroit underground on Vimeo.

"Circuit-Bent Digital Waveguide™ 扰动数字波导 - millions of sweet spots - A collaboration between Detroit Underground™ and Meng Qi. + new feature in firmware 2016-04-15 : -hold type button while powering up for D Major pentatonic tuning like a Chinese Zither -tighter timing -crispy sound - Micro movements and glitches.

Video by Denial Of Service."


Published on Jul 29, 2016 Sounds Like Joe

"Made using a Make Noise Black & Gold along side STO, uScale ii, Turing Machine, and routing from the modular to Battery 4 via Doepfer A-192-2 which triggers some of Richard Devine's Cwejman drum samples (free download from his website).

Better audio version at"

A Retro Sofa Jam featuring Korg M01 (NDS), PO-12, PO-14 and Quantum VJ

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Terrible Beat

"Here on the sofa, the PO-14 Sub is sending sync to the PO-12 Rhythm.

Korg M01 program running on a Nintendo DS is looping in time (manually set).

The Quantum VJ audio visualiser is displaying visuals triggered by the PO-14 Sub. The audio and sync passes through it."

Luke Neptune- All You Need (Prophet 6, Roland SH101, Yamaha EX5, Akai MPC1000)

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Luke Neptune

Written and performed by Luke Neptune.

miniAtmegatron Sound Demo & Sneak Peek at the New Improved Manual

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Bent-Tronics

0:22 Overview
3:20 Waveforms
8:00 Filters
12:45 LFO
16:37 Envelopes
18:00 Pattern Tempo & MIDI
22:31 Patch Saving

You can find all parts in this series here.

Roland DJ 70 Sampling Workstation Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Where the Roland DJ-70 & DJ-70 mkII where the only synths with a scratch wheel?


*Digital ‘DJ’ sampling workstation, RPS sequencer, 37 note dynamic keyboard, Scratch Dial, 24-note polyphony, 3.5′ floppy disk drive (2HD/2DD) for sample sequence and global parameters, Load While Playing Function, Large back-lit LCD Graphic Display."

Roland TB-303

via this auction

Roland MC-202

via this auction

Vintage Hammond 102100 SN 391515

via this auction

Yamaha CS01

via this auction

Behind the Patch: Stranger Things Eurorack Arpeggio Patch

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Ace Waters

Previous Ace Waters posts here.

"I want to start doing friday behind the scenes videos. I think they might become a patreon exclusive thing in the future...but I am not sure. Let me know what you think of the video, and if you want to see more in the future. This is my first time doing this. I might use weird words at times as I was pretty nervous and I did it in one take. Hopefully as I get more comfortable with these they wont be quite so awkward.

Mutable Instruments Edges
Intellijel Polaris
4ms Buff Mult
Intellijel Dixie II+
Make Noise Wiard Wogglebug
Make Noise Fvnction
Make Noise LXd

Intellijel Metropolis
Intellijel Dual ADSR
Intellijel uVCA II
Pittsburgh Mixer
Intellijel uJACK

Make Noise 0-Coast
Moog Mother 32

CASE: Pittsburgh Cell 90 (x2) with 2 row panels."

Modular Madness (Roland SYSTEM 500, Aira BITRAZER, DEMORA, TORCIDO)

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Ziad Sarrouh

"My first session on my new (and first) modular system based on the Roland System 500 and the Aira modular effects.
Just showcasing the monster sound you can get out of this amazing combo.
It's a sound designer's dream!

The modular is triggered by a simple sequence programmed on the microbrute.

Sound recorded from the mixer into an HD recorder with no additional processing
Video taken with an iPad mini.

Studio A, Beirut. Lebanon."

NLC Eurorack drums

Published on Jul 29, 2016 cirtcele

"2 bong0s, 2 doofs & 1 badum tisss. All analogue circuits. No other sound sources used."

Update: details on BadumTiss via Nonlinear Circuits

"BadumTisss is a snare/hi-hat module.

The core sound of the circuit comes from the ring mod. Usually it will process the noise source and the VCO, but feel free to plug in the output from another VCO and get some nice sounds. You can use CV to modulate the VCO frequency (NOT 1/oct) and control the decay time."

Meet The Makers - Dreadbox-FX Yannis

Published on Jul 29, 2016 sonicstate

"Greek based synthesizer manufacturer Dreadbox-FX started out making effects pedals, then introduced a couple of synthesizers, their most succesful being the Dreadbox Erebus (one of our favourites). Now they are making Eurorack modules with a variety of modules now available."

Meet The Makers


Published on Jul 29, 2016 LESINDES

Short trip in the past combining a popular machine such as KORG VOLCA FM and an absolutely stunning VINTAGE VERMONA PHASER 80. Listen how good this GDR PHASER is on ORGANs, STRINGS and other PADS"

Short nights for a full moon

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Matthew Tyas

"from the 'future floods' project, this performance was executed using 2 axoloti ( boards and two midi controllers."

Qu-Bit Electronix Introduces Wave: New Sample Player Eurorack Module

via Qu-Bit Electronix

"The Wave is a voltage controlled, polyphonic sample player. It is designed for the simultaneous playback of high fidelity audio files. Each channel has its own varispeed pitch control, allowing for countless permutations of the original sample. Each unit ships with a microSD card replete with drum hits, synth sounds, vocal samples and more, ready to get you patching immediately. From drum machine to full blown music production system, the Wave opens up a whole new world of sounds within your Eurorack modular.

- High quality audio playback
- 4 banks of 16 samples can be stored at a time (64 total samples)
- Unlimited file length
- Ships with microSD card loaded with Wave one shot sample library"

Patch Notes #9 - Quadrature LFOs with Ornament & Crime

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

More here.

"Here's our latest Patch Notes video using the Quadraturia mode in Ornament & Crime as a set of complex modulation sources in the Eurorack system.

Ornament & Crime is sending output A to the Trigger input on Mutable Instruments Braids, clocking the internal envelope in the Bees in the Trees alt firmware. Output C is routed to the Timbre input, while D is sent to the Color in.

The wave shape is set to something like a sawtooth (around +64), with the spread set to around -40. The LFOs are frequency shifted to -128, creating a natural rhythmic relationship between the waves. Phase modulation is also enabled.

Make Noise Tempi is resetting the O&C LFOs at the Tr1 input, while 2 LFOs from the Triangle and Mayhem outputs of the Malekko Anti-Oscillator are modulating the LFO frequency at CV1 and shape spread into CV3. One channel from Pressure Points is routed to control wave shape as well on CV2.

Braids is in Meta mode, modulated at the FM input via the stepped random out from the Wogglebug. The randomization is being influenced by the CV output from René which also has the QCV routed to control the pitch on Braids.

Tempi is clocking everything, including Brains (and Pressure Points), René and Wogglebug, as well as the Malekko Varigate 4 and the Korg SQ-1.

The SQ-1 is sequencing the pitch and envelope on the Make Noise 0-Coast, which is generating the lead. The Slope section output is routed to the FM input on the Oscillator.

The Hihat is coming from the trusty Roland Scooper noise generator patch, triggered by a cycling Channel 4 on Maths. The off tempo cycle is modulated via the Both input using 4 rows on Pressure Points routed through the Doepfer A-151-2 Sequential Switch, creating a 16 step pattern modulating the rate of the cycling clock. This gives the hihat the offkilter feel.

The Kick is coming from the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas. A pattern from the Varigate is routed to the input on the Malekko Envelator. The two positive output envelopes are routed to trigger the module as well as modulate the pitch to give more punch to the attack.

All routed to the Malekko Mix 4 and out through the Mutable Instruments Warps running the Parasites alt firmware to add some delays."

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