MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

12 Volt Punch - Modular Drums and FX

Published on Aug 17, 2016 GoldbabySamples

"Available now:"

"Modular synthesis is an amazing playground for sound design. I have collected an eclectic mix of modules: analog oscillators, filters, envelopes, LFOs, self contained drum modules, digital based modules and more. Made by exceptional manufacturers like: Audio Damage, Tip Top, Hexinverter, Doepher, Mutable Instruments, WMD, Studio Electronics, Circuit Abbey, Intellijel, Bastl, Steady State Fate and The Harvestman.

Using this lovely modular system I have created a tasty collection of punchy drums and inspiring and useful FX. All packed full of character and ready for your next beat. These sounds will feel equally at home making Techno, Future bass, Dub Step, Drum & Bass, Electro or any style of electronic music.

3913 x 24 bit wav samples, 290 x Percussion and FX Loops. With kits and instruments for Maschine, Ableton Live, Geist, Battery, Reason, Logic Pro and Kontakt.

Check out this Flickr gallery for some photos of the system I used for this pack"

Polyfusion modular ambiance 2

Published on Aug 18, 2016 seb17320

"Polyfusion Modular :
- Bass with 2 Oscillators + Lopass filter
-Kick drum with the LFO in high frequency, voltage controlled by envelope for decay effect.
-noise + Hipass filter + envelope"

Part 1 here.

Volca beats, EMS Synthi and Korg SQ1 experiment

Volca beats, EMS Synthi and Korg SQ1 experiment from richard scott on Vimeo.

"Scotty getting old school?"


Published on Aug 18, 2016 Ted James Butler

"Make Noise 0-Coast and DPO fed through Echophon. Rhythm parts via Elektron Analog RYTM, Korg Electribe and Electribe Sampler.

Extra repetitive, marginally minimal techno."

Pattern-based Minimalism with Pucktronix The Oracle Machine Learning Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Aug 18, 2016 Greg Surges

"For more on The Oracle:

This video demonstrates the use of The Oracle in a compositional context. The Beatstep Pro sequencer drives one oscillator and is used to train The Oracle. The Oracle generates new sequences based on the output of the Beatstep Pro, and these drive a second oscillator. Both the original sequences and the variations are heard simultaneously"

DSI/Oberheim OB-6 Multitrack Usamo Test

"Here is a 100% OB-6 tune I made while testing Expert Sleepers USAMO with the OB-6 sequencer.

100% of sounds were made on the OB-6 and sequenced using the OB-6 sequencer synced to Pro Tools using USAMO.

Edited and mixed in Pro Tools."

How the Global Modular Synth is Mapping the Sounds of the World

via Moog Music


Yuri Suzuki is mapping the sounds of the world.

For his Global Synthesiser Project he's created the Global Modular synth. An interactive electronic musical instrument built in collaboration with manufacturer Moog, it can mix 80 environmental sounds from around the planet.

"The idea was to present all of the world's sound identities," says the London-based sound artist, 35. "You can sample a bus engine from London [and combine it] with a cave's acoustics from somewhere else."

Shaped like the world's continents, the Global Modular is a 3.2m x 1.67m installation of 30 samplers, ten reverbs, five sequencers and four semi-modular synthesisers, arranged in "countries".

Read the full article at"

Fonitronik 4U ADC Sequencer (Proof of Life)

Published on Aug 18, 2016 fonitronik

"This is just a short proof of life of my 4U ADC Pattern Sequencer in Serge format. It runs in it's basic mode.
1st step is set to always ON, whereas steps 2-7 are controlled by the ADC. The ADC gets a voltage from the DUSG (LFO) and converts it to an 8-bit word that corresponds with the 8 steps (=pattern). The ADCs 8-bit pattern is loaded by a latch (triggered by a division of the clock signal).

The sequencer is controlling a Thomas Henry VCO 555 (CV) and a LPG 292C (trigger), whereas the DUSG (LFO) is changing the PW of the clock as well.

BTW the clock is PWM'd, and the trigger output of the sequencer follows the clock signals pulse width, this the changes in the LPGs opening times ;P"

Messing with Usine

Published on Aug 18, 2016 Hellcore

"Granular sequenced samplers in Usine."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 + GliGli Mod! SN 4540

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with GliGli mod. Here is a super-rad poly synth ( some say it is the first ever implementation of MIDI!) It's a six voice (2 osc per voice ) 100% analogue poly-synth with a dirty-raspy character. It's been described as raunchy, gritty, dirty, filthy, dark, vicious, dangerous, moody, plus it has poly-mod, an internal sequencer and serious character.

Some say it's a poor-mans Prophet 5, but I think it's more like the Prophet 5's Bad cousin breaking the law and hearts with wild abandon... but I digress. I have owned many an analogue synth and MAYBE the AX-60 comes close to having this much dirty fun, but not really. Nothing sounds like a Prophet 6 and frankly, I'm surprised that their prices have stayed so low ( what with stupid Jupiter 4's going for multiple thousands... ) anyway. The only reason I would sell this is because I have another ( which happens to have been my first synth ever ) and its just plain selfish to hold on to two of these babies.

This one is in excellent condition ( the top of one of the wooden ends lost a chunk somewhere, but that seems to be a normal battle scar for these things. ) it was recently serviced by the awesome folks at Switched On in Austin Texas. and is 100% functional and sounds devastatingly good. It has the Gli-Gli teensy mod installed ( which is amazing, look it up ) and it has a clever mod that preserves the delicate switch membranes installed as well. If you're in the market for a Prophet 600, this is the one. I promise it won't disappoint!"

DUBCRT Commodore 64 Cartridge

DUBCRT JAM Published on Aug 18, 2016 goto80

"defMON-jams in the jungle, with songs from the DUBCRT.

The video contains four jams after each other, and each jam uses only a vanilla C64 and a delay pedal. Nothing was rehearsed, so you might hear a mistake or two. Or a feature or three."

"DUBCRT Commodore 64 Cartridge (PAL only)

DUBCRT is a music album, interactive light synthesizer and remix gadget released as a Commodore 64 cartridge. With music and visuals from some of the most prolific experimentalists of the 8-bit scenes, DUBCRT taps into 1960s modernist forms, 1970s dub, 2000s glitch aesthetics, and 2020s sustainable computing. DUBCRT features:

• Eight songs ranging from ambient to IDM and drum n’ bass
• Visualisers that react to the music, and that are user-controllable
• A secret remix module that allows you to re-interpret all the music on the cartridge

All of this uses only 64 kilobytes – equivalent to 1.5 seconds of MP3-audio. This is possible thanks to clever use of resources, and by making all the graphics in PETSCII, the colourful and quirky ASCII-variant of the Commodore 64."

Easel Dual Oscillator Modulation

Published on Aug 18, 2016 Todd Barton

"A brief description of using the EG to frequency modulate the Mod Osc of the Easel."

Insecto #1 : The White Fly - Another Improvvisation

Published on Aug 18, 2016 Nicola Locci

"Mix of two moments of improvisation using only the WHITE FLY and a reverb.

Info and more :"

Univox Mini Korg 700 K1 Synthesizer SN 2748

via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage Univox K1 synthesizer. It's a vintage instrument, so it's obviously not in perfect physical shape. However, it does function perfectly, and I have to say, it's damn fun to play! All of the buttons, switches, sliders, etc function as they should, with no noise or scratchiness. Includes original case!"

Yamaha SK-30 Vintage Analog Synth w/ Hard Case SN 2584

via this auction

Roland RS-202 String Synth

via this auction


via this auction

"ARP ODYSSEY MK ll MODEL No 2813 ..this is a mid 70's Synth in amazing condition , it has very few marks and can only be described as excellent cosmetically , it's been carefully stored and has had no use for the past 20 years , brought out recently, tested and played, it works great ...all sliders ,switches ,keys and buttons do what they should , it sounds big fat and powerfull but unlike modern synths you have to know what you are doing with it to get it to perform properly ,,, bear in mind also that it's 40 years old and totally original,,, a service would probably be a good idea...."

Vintage KORG 770 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Also listed on Reverb here.

WIGGLE 1.1.6 Update Sound Demo

Published on Aug 18, 2016 2nd Sense Audio

"WIGGLE 1.1.6 update has arrived with 500 factory presets!"

MFB Tanzbar & Vermona DRM1 MK3

Published on Aug 18, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and a DRM1 drum synthesiser synced together (Tanzbar MIDI Out to DRM1 MIDI In).

No further processing except for normalisation."

Dark Sessions // Innerbeat

Published on Aug 18, 2016 DiscoverNoise

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Let that pumping beat capture you and get carried away.


Free download of the track (no registration needed):

Erica Synths Fusion VCO demo

Published on Aug 18, 2016 Erica Synths

"Fusion VCO fuses good tuning of digital VCO with warm, unique sound of vacuum tubes that work in suboscillator circuit.


02-The Moog Memorymoog-Part 2: Filter

Published on Aug 18, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the filter of the Moog Memorymoog synthesizer."

All parts here.

Circuitbenders Harmonic Engine PCB - Clone E&MM Harmony Generator Kit From 1981

Published on Aug 18, 2016

"Clone of the E&MM Harmony Generator kit from 1981.

The board generates a squarewave at harmonic intervals related to the frequency of the input signal. Its quite tedious and predictable with a monophonic basic waveform as an input, but when you start using more complex sounds and percussion things start getting very strange and nasty. This is processing a bass and percussion loop that fades in at the end."

New Bengal - Semi-Modular FM Synthesizer by Max for Cats

Published on Aug 18, 2016 max forcats

Bengal Synthesizer walk-through

Available at:
Max for Cats - new synths and effects for Ableton Live.
For more:

Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live.

"Combining the textural intricacy of FM with the freeform approach of a modular system, Bengal is a sound designer’s dream with its four operators, eight voices of polyphony, six audio effects and a flexible modulation architecture centred on an interactive virtual patchbay.

Bengal is a semi-modular synth, meaning that although its component modules (operators, filters, etc) are all fixed, they can be patched together in a huge range of configurations in the giant Patch panel at the bottom. Connect square output sockets to round input sockets by dragging virtual patchcords between them – it couldn’t be easier. Bengal is also eight-voice polyphonic, so it’s just as at home blasting out huge chords as it is one-finger basslines.

Serious FM

Each of Bengal’s four operators generates its waveform using a bank of 20 editable sine wave partials or a wavetable – over 40 are included, and external samples can be imported by dragging and dropping them directly into the GUI. Independent ADSR envelopes with Curve shaping and optional Looping are also in place for every operator, along with Feedback controls for really making them scream. The modulator/carrier routing is chosen from a selection of six FM algorithms, giving access to a variety of sonic starting points right out of the gate.

Dual filters

Bengal gives you not one but two multimode resonant filters. Filter 1 offers a choice of five switchable types – Moog-style ladder Lowpass, regular Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Notch and Comb (with adjustable bipolar Feedback) – as well as Drive and wet/dry Mix controls for dialling in analogue-flavoured saturation and parallel processing, respectively. Filter 2 can be placed after Filter 1 in the signal flow or fed in parallel with it, and morphs smoothly between Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass and Notch types.


Published on Aug 18, 2016 BEHRINGER

"Behringer DeepMind12 Effects and Mod Matrix Demonstration"

All parts here.

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