MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

battery fun

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Brian Comnes

"A simple romp on battery power only with Bastl BitRanger and Flight of Harmony Quad Plague Bearer...nothing more than just a quick test of concept demo ....enjoy"

Minimoog Model D reissue AMAZING BASS!!!!

Published on Aug 11, 2016 synthartist69

"So here is a video recorded direct of the Minimoog Model D reissue. I am just playing around with the bass.... I love the sound of this synth!!"

Sequencing PC-2 clone percussion synths using Novation Circuit

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Jason Hotchkiss

"This is just a little jam to try out some CV mods to a couple of PCLONE2 analog percussion synths (my clone of the Boss PC-2)

I am using the sequencer on the Novation Circuit to send MIDI to a CV converter which am developing (The CV.OCD - should be on sale soon!). The sequencer is controlling trigger, pitch, decay mod and a pulse wave select (which mostly comes through as a click)

I am selling the PCLONE2 as a DIY kit on on Tindie (

CV.OCD is on the way soon too (4 x CV out, 12 x gate out with lots of configuration options)"

Sébastien Léger - Biru

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Sébastien Léger

"Jamming on a simple funky loop !"

Sébastien Léger

Published on Aug 5, 2016

"Just a quick jam for fun on my modular.

No computer has been used in this take (apart from the recording)

PS: for some random reasons, the audio and the video are not in sync :/"


Published on Aug 11, 2016 BEHRINGER

"Behringer 12 Voice poly LFO demonstration"

All parts here.

See the Behringer label below for all posts.

STUDIO ELECTRONICS // BOOMSTAR 3003 // First Touch // Hands On 2 // The Harder They Come

Published on Aug 11, 2016 LESINDES

"You could say: 'The Harder They Come!' So here is even more serious stuff in hands on STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR 3003 a TB 303 clone."

Part 1 here.

Project Swirl - Echo (Acidfaces 2016 Live Reinterpretation)

Published on Aug 11, 2016 face3tube

This one in via monsta poly.

"Project Swirl - Echo (Acidfaces 2016 Live Reinterpretation)

Roland TR-8
Roland TB-3
KORG Electribe 2
Allen & Heath ZED10"


Published on Aug 11, 2016 LESINDES

SOundtrack is all done with MACBETH synth MICROMAC-D including rythm section!"

Gary LaRacco's Yamaha CS-15 restoration (By Synthpro)

Published on Aug 11, 2016 synthpro

"This is a video I made of the final results of Gary's cool little CS-15, it now sounds and functions 100%

Thanks for watching and special thanks to Gary for giving me the opportunity to work on his synth.


Novation Introduces Scales Mode Firmware Update for the Launchpad Pro

Novation // Launchpad Pro - Scales Mode

"Introducing Scale Mode, now available in the latest firmware update for Launchpad Pro. Expanding upon the existing Note Mode, the new Scales Mode browser really opens up the ability to use Launchpad Pro as an expressive musical instrument whilst retaining it’s ability to offer intuitive control over Ableton Live and external hardware in Standalone mode. Here, Harry Coade takes us through some of the scales in this performance, utilising the Bass Station 2 to highlight scales mode and hardware control.

Download the Firmware update now //

Find out more about Launchpad Pro //"

Novation // Launchpad Pro - Scales Mode Introduction

Published on Aug 11, 2016 NovationTV

Update: and the press release:

"Novation today launched an update to the Launchpad Pro grid controller, which brings immense playability to what is already a feature-packed Ableton Live controller. The new functionality — implemented with an easy and free firmware update — adds a Scale Mode to the ubiquitous controller, enabling any Ableton Live user to effortlessly play and record perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads.

Until now, Note mode used a ‘chromatic fourths’ layout, which requires an element of expertise to learn the position of the notes in your preferred scale. With the new Scale function, simply press Launchpad Pro’s Shift and Note buttons, then choose from a roster of 32 keys and modes, from major and minor, through phrygian, whole tone, bebop minor, iwato, etc. Once selected, Launchpad Pro’s 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads will assign themselves contiguously to only the notes of the selected scale, removing all the rest.

Seven Overlap options enable the relative positioning of notes on each row to be offset, changing the chords generated by any given finger positioning. For fans of the original note format, chromatic fourths mode keeps the pads assigned to the chromatic series but highlights the notes of the selected scale, so you can see which notes are in key, but still play the notes in between if you want to.

Scale mode isn’t just for Ableton Live; you can use it to play virtual instruments in any other DAW, as well as your hardware synths. Launchpad Pro does not require connection to a computer; it can send MIDI via its 1/8th-inch output (and an included 5-pin Din adapter), so you can play external synths without a keyboard controller.

How to update your Launchpad Pro
To update your Launchpad Pro, just download the latest Firmware from the Support pages of the Novation website, connect your Launchpad Pro and run the installer. It’s really simple.

Here’s the link:"

Easel Panning Addendum

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Todd Barton

"A quick revision of my Blue Lantern knobs setting for smoother panning. Also using the Easel EG in self-cycling mode to change the rate of the pulser. Oh, and using SoundMachines LightStrip for CV panning."

All parts here.

DAVE SMITH EVOLVER Analog/Digital 4 Oscillator DSI Desktop Synth SN 02232

via this auction

"The original desktop Evolver is a compact monophonic synthesizer that packs an amazing amount of sonic power into a small package. It features two analog oscillators and two digital oscillators utilizing the waves from the legendary Prophet VS. Classic Curtis analog lowpass filters and real analog VCAs round out the analog section. But what really sets the Evolver apart from the rest of the pack is the way in which analog and digital are integrated. The LFOs, step sequencer, and three separate delays can all be synced for massive, rhythmic, time-based effects in stereo.

ARP Odyssey 2800 Vintage Analog Electronic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Recent full service treatment. Complete control fader rebuild. Tantalum caps replaced and other normal electronic maintenance issues addressed. Power supply recapped with premium audio filter caps. Keyboard contacts polished and bushings replaced. Fully cleaned and calibrated. This item is in fantastic playing condition. Cosmetically you can expect a few cosmetic blemishes from normal use and transport of a vintage analog synthesizer."

UseAudio Plugiator

via this auction

"This unit has all 8 plugins installed (codes for these are written on page in the included manual). Each plugin has between 10-12 voices.

This Plugiator has eight different DSP plug-ins and can load any one at a time at a push of a button. Each plug-in comes with 100 presets – allowing you to store up to 800 different sounds within that cute little box which the Plugiator is.

Modular Synth - Mungo Enterprises g0 & d0 - featuring Alan The Cat

Published on Aug 11, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Mucking about with the Mungo Enterprises 'g0' granular module and the 'd0' delay module. Both being controlled by the Macro Machines 'Storage Strip', along with a little bit of manual manipulation."

Modular Diary #Ambient6 Live Jam (Shapeshifter, Spectral Multiband Resonator, EURORACK)

Published on Aug 11, 2016 jericho2x2

"Recorded in run.

low percussion: DPO, Warps, Lxd, Rene, Maths, SVVCF, Clouds

ticking clock like sound: telharmonic, SMS, Lxd, Pressure Points (scale changes), Plog , Rainmaker

abstract textures: shapeshifter, Pressure Points, Batumi, Rings, Wogglebug, Erbeverb

sine melody: Braids, Streams, beatstep pro, SARA vcf

Beat made in bitwig and randomly freezed with reaktor melokular"

4MS In-Store Presentation & Performance at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Dan Green presents the 4MS product line at the Perfect Circuit Audio store in Burbank, CA."

MFB Tanzbar & MFB Kraftzwerg

Published on Aug 11, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and a Kraftzwerg synthesiser synced together:
Tanzbar CV2 Out to Kraftzwerg VCO CV1 In
Tanzbar Gate2 to Kraftzwerg ADSR Gate1 In

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

Erica Synths Introduces New Fusion Drone System

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Erica Synths

"Fusion Drone System is tube based eurorack modular synth designed for raw, esoteric soundscapes."

Details on the Erica Synths Fusion VCO and Fusion Delay Flanger Vintage Ensemble modules:

"August 11, 2016

Have you heard about Erica Synths Fusion Drone System? Not yet? Take a look at demo of soon to be released system that is tube based eurorack modular synth designed for raw, esoteric soundscapes!

Almost all modules including two key modules – Fusion VCO and Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble – of Fusion Drone System are already available and will be shipped after August 22nd!

Fusion VCO is absolutely new Erica Synth Fusion line module which fuses good tuning of digital VCO with warm, unique sound of vacuum tubes that work in suboscillator circuit. Two double triodes in bistable latch connection act as suboscillators: -1 and -2 octaves with plenty of mixing opportunities for amazing sonic results. External audio signal can replace internal VCO. It’s exactly what you need, if you wish to go really low frequencies and have a sound that sets your modular system apart from mass!

Main features:
 3 basic waveforms (sine, triangle and pulse) with VC morphing, for example, triangle morphs from sawtooth to ramp
 1V/oct tuning for 8 octaves
 Vacuum tube based suboscillators -1 and -2 oct
 Manual and CV controlled -1/-2 oct mixing
 Adjustable suboscillator waveshape
 Dry/Wet (VCO/suboscillators) mixing
 Passive Lowpass filter for extreme subbass sound
 Audio input

More info

Price: 425€ (ex. VAT)

Erica Synths Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble module is distinct multifunctional analogue effects module that combines BBD chip based effects with an adjustable tube overdrive in the delay output and feedback path for extra thickness of sound. For more flexibility, lowpass filtering is fully adjustable from none to extreme. Special feature, not found in eurorack, is Vintage Stereo Ensemble – effect that’s common on vintage synthesizers to create moving and thick spatial sound from a monaural tone generator, be it VCO, FM, DCO or any other kind. Such spatial effect is achieved by mixing dry source with delayed and lowpass filtered out of phase signal.

Main features:
 2 BBD chips (1024 and 4096 stages)
 Delay and Flanger effects
 Vintage Ensemble Stereo effect
 Tube overdrive in the delay output and feedback path
 Dry/Wet mixing
 Passive Lowpass filter for extreme subbass sound

More info

Price: 375€ (ex. VAT)

Available from and leading retailers worldwide!"

Sequential Circuits Ear Force Button & SCI Belt Buckle

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up including the source of the button design.

Minimoog Model D reissue lead patch

Published on Aug 10, 2016 synthartist69

"This video starts out with delay on the Moog but I take it out about halfway through. Will put up some better quality videos when I get time."

DigiLog OCTA Shield Synthesizer Quick Demo

Published on Aug 11, 2016 DigiLog

See the DigiLog label below for more.

SynthFest UK Set for October 1

"SynthFest UK takes place in Sheffield on the 1st of October and has been created by Sound On Sound magazine to give companies of all sizes an opportunity to showcase their synth products in front of the public in what promises to be a great day out for all musicians, whether a pro, semi-pro or hobbyist.

The event features a Manufacturers’ Showcase Village, Modular Meet Camp and related retailers alongside a programme of Q&A Sessions and Seminars.

A Sound On Sound event in partnership with the Sensoria Festival of Music / Film / Digital Media."

Full details at

Behringer DeepMind 12 Synth Preview (Sound Demo)

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Sound On Sound magazine

"Behringer's DeepMind 12 analogue polyphonic synthesizer is in prototype and we got hold of one to play with. With a surprisingly low price of $999, the DeepMind 12 from Behringer really is affordable analogue. Will, our News & Video Features Editor, plays a few sounds.

If you want to get your hands on the Behringer DeepMind 12 then get yourself to Synthfest UK on October 1st in Sheffield. Keep your eyes peeled for the SOS review coming soon!"

Roland Jupiter 8 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 040159

via this auction

Yamaha AN1X Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Note although it might say Analog Physical Modeling on the right panel of the synth, the AN1X does not have any physical modeling features in the same sense as the the Yamaha VL series or the Korg Z1 and Prophecy synths. The AN1X, rather, is a virtual analog synth with a few extra tricks up its sleeves including analog style frequency modulation.

Suzuki Omnichord OM-36 with Original Box

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

via this auction

Gotharman's anAmoNO X - Analog Control

Published on Aug 11, 2016 gotharman

-Control of a Eurorack filter through anAmoNo X's CV outputs.
-Send audio (an oscillator and a sampling) through the CV outputs (5 KHz, 12 bit).
-Modulate and trigger anAmoNo X from a Eurorack LFO.

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Phenol Quartet

Published on Aug 11, 2016 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 053-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 021-

"To celebrate one year of DiscoverNoise, here is a video featuring and honoring the synth that started it all.
In this video four instances of the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol are playing a song.

Like the track? Download it for free (without registration) here:"

Mini Modulation with Patchulator 8000: Patch #2

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Boredbrain Music

"In the second of a two-patch series, we continue making some electronic weirdness with sounds modulated by control voltages, patched from the CV sources into the expression jacks of guitar effects pedals.

GEAR USED: Patchulator 8000, Arturia Microbrute, Teenage Engineering PO-12, Moog Minifooger MF Ring, MF Drive, MF Delay, MF Boost, Electro-harmonix 8-Step, Two Bored Brains


Part 1 here.

Patchení s Nikol - Karplus-Strong algorithm

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Bastl Instruments

"In this episode nikol will introduce you into first concept of physical modeling called Karplus-Strong algorithm."

Modular Friday

Published on Aug 11, 2016 Harry M

"Some Live Jam on a Friday Night using some of my Modular Syths."

A Look Inside & Live Bending of the SR-16

Published on Aug 10, 2016 HardtekStudios

"In this video, I open up my Circuit Bent Alesis SR-16 in order to not only see the circuit board, but also my circuit bending modification. Afterwards I will show you the circuit bending technique I used to find the best bends. Finally I will show you two different versions of the SR-16 circuit board, one bend friendly and one not. Of coarse I will show you what to look for to know which one it is with out opening it up!"

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