MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Stardust Synth Covers for Your Digital Synths Coming Soon

via Stardust Synth Covers

Stardust Digital Revolution!


Back To Hordijk

"Took a brief break from some projects to get back to my Hordijk system. Really love Rob's modules! Here is a little live improv. Studio monitors recommended, it gets loud at times and there are some transient high pitches :-)"

Studio Electronics CODE 8

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Grey

via this auction

Korg DW-6000 Demo

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Richard Moore

"Here's the Korg DW-6000 that I just saved from decades of neglect in someone's garage. It looks like the cheapest of Casios but sounds more like a Roland Juno-106. I think it may be a keeper :)"

And on SoundCloud:

Five New Synth Products Coming From Roland on 9/09

See the update in this post.

Knobcon 5 Synthrotek ASTRONOISE Eurorack or Console DIY workshop

Published on Aug 23, 2016 synthrotek

"Knobcon 2016 bonus! The AstroNoise at KC can be built as a Eurorack module OR as a standalone circuit that you can wire into a case later. In the past it has just been a standalone circuit, but the lofi wizards of Synthrotek have modded the board to fit in a 10HP DIY Blank Panel. All kits will come with the parts needed for both the standalone circuit or Eurorack mod, no extra charge. The PCB will be cut ahead of time as needed for the mod, and the DIY Panel will be pre-drilled. The jacks provided will be 3.5mm.

The workshop will be taught by Scott Rise of Division 6 fame. Soldering irons, solder, and other necessary tools will be provided. You can check out the assembly instructions ahead of time here (the Eurorack mod is at the bottom of the page).

This circuit requires a medium-ish skill level. Have you soldered something successfully before? Then you're good to go.

Please purchase this workshop ahead of time so we know how many kits to bring!"

Sea Over Sky - Free Fall ( Live Modular / Hybrid Synthesizer Performance ) Ambient / Drone / Chill

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Zodiac Gallery

"Pardon my interface having a brainfart,
Aside from the skip in audio.
Arturia iSEM on the polyphonic chord sequence
Mother 32 on the bass
Braids on the lead
Patterning on the drums"

DSI Pro2 First Sound

Published on Aug 23, 2016 DJRexParis

"DSI Pro2 First Sound"


Published on Aug 23, 2016 LESINDES

"This is HANDS ON now with MOOG SUB PHATTY. Better and more organic than my first impression :-) Triggered by ARTURIA BEATSTEP PRO."



Published on Nov 8, 2016 LESINDES

"This is HANDS ON now with MOOG SUB PHATTY. Better and more organic than my first impression :-) Triggered by ARTURIA BEATSTEP PRO. Here is the SECOND PART now!"

Sputnik Paraphonic Patch

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Sputnik Touch Keyboard controlling 3 Intellijel Dixies into Pico VCAs, then into WMD/SSF MMF, Polaris and Clouds. Sound Machines Light Plane controls cutoff of both filters, Planar controls mix and size of Clouds."

Arpeggios With Make Noise René

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"We've been having a lot of fun with the 0-Coast, but another Make Noise module that has captivated the Eurorack community since it's release is René, the complex, 16 step 'Cartesian' sequencer."

1960s Teisco Teischord GS SN 304007

via this auction

"For sale in this incredible example of a mid-1960s Teisco Teischord GS electric keyboard. It includes the pink wire sheet music stand, the original expression/volume pedal, the corresponding lid, and the original legs. This is a very rare incarnation of the famous Teisco combo organ line. Similar to both the C and G models, the GS is more deluxe, and features an additional 'accompaniment' section (gray keys) next to the bass keys. The original list price was somewhere near $700 in the mid-60's! Don't miss out on this absolutely incredible collector's keyboard in near mint condition."

Yamaha CS-15 Analog Synthesizer SN 5977

via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda+Hard Case

via this auction

"A6 in near perfect condition. There's a slight crack in the casing below the Alesis logo on the left side of the keyboard that in no way affects performance. It was serviced 4 years ago and has been in storage ever since."

Microkorg Patch and Digital Waveform Tips

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Todd Smith

"Bandcamp Link -

This tutorial will walk you through how to make a Retro bell style keys on your Korg Microkorg. The video will also give you a few tips on how to take advantage of the Digital Waveform Generator in the Korg Microkorg. Keep a eye our for more tutorials and preset videos based on the Microkorg. Enjoy !!

: Microkorg Patch Settings :

Voice - Sys / SGL / PLY / - / -
Pitch - 0 / -5 / 0 / 2 / 0
OSC1 - di9 / - / 10 / - / -
OSC2 - Tri / OFF / 24 / 7 / -
Mixer - 127 / 79 / 0 / - / -
Filter - 24.L / 62 / 21 / 0 / 17
filterEG - 0 / 36 / 127 /81 / OFF
Amp - 127 / R.11 / OFF / 0 / -
AmpEG - 0 / 29 / 127 / 81 / OFF
LFO1 - TRI / VOC / OFF / 34 / -
LFO2 - S-H / VOC / ON / 1.16 / -
EQ - 50 / 7 / 2.75 / 12 / -
Delay - STR / ON / 1.16 / 105 / -
ModFX - ENS / 43 / 82 / - / -

Patch 4 - Not used
Patch 3 - LF.2 / PAN / -7 / - / -
Patch 2 - LF.1 / 2.TN / 7 / - / -
Patch 1 - MOD / CUT / -41 / - / -

Tempo - 60"

Make Noise 0-Coast and Erbe-Verb sketch

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Geert Bevin

"First sketch with my new Make Noise 0-Coast synth, aided by Erbe-Verb which is mixed in through Rosie. Everything is driven by a single sequence on the Korg SQ-1.

Track available on SoundCloud for download"

Korg Volca FM Cuckoo Essential Patches vol.1

Published on Aug 23, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Hello, I'm releasing a first package of patches for the Korg Volca FM. Everyone who is supporting me on Patreon has got access to all my downloads. In addition to the sysex Patch files, I've also recorded them as a series of samples in different octaves. For everyone who don't have a Volca FM. For instance to feed your OP-1.
Also a demo of how to use the Kenton USB MIDI HOST.


Cheers for the support everyone!


Mopho by Tigoney

via @dsiSequential

"'Mopho' - music by Markus North aka Trigoney:

DSI Dave Smith Instruments POLY EVOLVER Keyboard // MFB TANZMAUS // part 2

Published on Aug 23, 2016 LESINDES

"Assorted sounds of DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS POLY EVOLVER KEYBOARD. Just fooling and tweaking with some of the presets of bank 2. Accompaniment: MFB TANZMAUS.

Btw. this is the synth I am offering on EBAY. See me tweaking the delicate knobs I was mentioning in my offer (Cutoff, Reso...)"

Part 1 here.

Ruismaker FM for iOS Released

Published on Aug 15, 2016 Synth Anatomy

Update: Synth Anatomy video added above.

iTunes: Ruismaker FM - Bram Bos

"Following up on the success of Ruismaker, here's her crazy twin-sister, designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch.

Ruismaker FM's flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snaredrums, kickdrums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects.

Works conveniently inside your sequencer and Audio Unit Instrument hosts so you can focus on making electronic music without app switching and screen juggling like before.

*IMPORTANT* Audio Units are plug-ins that need a compatible host app to work. Ruismaker FM has been tested to work beautifully with Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Modstep and AUM.

- Audio Unit Instrument (AUv3): making music on iOS doesn't get more convenient
- Use Ruismaker FM's flexible FM synth engine to create thousands of sounds
- Comes with loads of factory preset sounds as examples
- Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
- Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of instances simultaneously
- Has an extra compact 4" UI mode; especially for iPhone SE and iPhone 5S
- Fully automatable parameters (requires host support)
- Fully MIDI controllable using MIDI CC
- Download the advanced guide on for more details about parameter automation, available instruments and MIDI implementation

iOS Audio Units are supported on iPads (iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and up) and iPhones (iPhone 5S and up) with iOS 9 and higher."

DSP Synthesizers Drum8 with uPops Chip Installed

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Jan Ostman

"A demo of the new Drum8 4HP module with Micropops sound chip installed.

The Drum8 4HP euro module is an 8-voice polyphonic sampling drum module in a 4HP eurorack module.

Featuring 8 rising edge triggers, a tune (15 – 400%) knob with CV input and an accent input (48 dB range).

The demo has the uPops chip installed (Micropops7 emulation)

You can get the module now for $80 including international shipping"

Bob Moog Foundation Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with New Moog Catalog Timeline & New R.A. Moog, Co. T-Shirt

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of the Bob Moog Foundation! Over the life of the Foundation, we have educated thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers through Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, preserved over 5,000 historic documents of all kinds through our work with the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and inspired people of all ages through various exhibits and public interactive experiences.

Thanks to all of you who have continuously supported us along the way! We simply couldn't do it without you. Together we have made a significant impact in many, many lives.

Today we are celebrating by releasing a massive, historical timeline of Moog catalogs from Bob's earliest company, R.A. Moog, Co., founded in 1954, up through his introduction of Big Briar's Minimoog Voyager in 2001.

Check out the interactive timeline here.

The timeline is an testament of our ongoing commitment to both preserve and share the materials in our archives. We hope that you'll find the timeline a valuable resource to discover the history and evolution of Moog products and companies.

We would love to hear your feedback about the timeline. Please email us at with any comments."

"Bringing Back an Iconic Logo

As part of our 10 year celebration, we are offering a very special t-shirt with the original, iconic R.A. Moog logo, from Bob's very first company, R.A. Moog, Co., which he founded in his parent's basement in 1954.

Featuring waveforms emanating from a musical staff into a vacuum tube, the logo is indicative of Bob's early dedication to science, music, and technology. Under the logo is the original tag line, "Devoted to the Development and Manufacture of Electronic Instruments for Musicians."

You can order your R.A. Moog shirt here!

Proceeds from all items from our online benefit our education and archival projects. Show some BMF love and help us inspire the future at the same time.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of the Bob Moog Foundation! We are honored to be carrying on Bob's indelible legacy, and to be inspiring so many people. We simply couldn't do it without you!"

New Detroit Underground DU-SEQ Eurorack Module

DU-SEQ TEASER from detroit underground on Vimeo.

"Video by Anon at Darkplace Mfg. Datamosh via LVSTVCRV."

via Detroit Underground

"DU-SEQ is an analog pulsing sequencer with a highly intuitive interface. The 1V/octave pitch signal path is fully analog, and the gate signal is generated entirely from discrete 7400-series logic (no microcontroller) clocked directly from a built-in clock with tempo and gate width settings, or an external clock/gate signal.

Each of the up to eight steps has a two-octave pitch range and can be assigned to pulse or count up to eight times using one of six gating patterns -- including two external gate pattern inputs -- allowing for a huge diversity of musical possibilities.

Other features include CV control of step direction, CV selection of the next step, slew rate limiter assignable per step, and a half-clock button and CV input. Fuzz the direction input with noise to generate a glitch in the sequence on tempo."

New Octopus Eurorack Module From Twisted Electrons

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Twisted Electrons


photoOctopus is a dual 8 way multiplexer/switch allowing to sequence up to 8 signals or potentiometers .

Sequence pitch with pots, switch audio signals with the cv inputs, so many possibilities!

The horizontal axis sets the channel, the vertical axis stores 8 channel positions.

The fun begins when you start sequencing or modulating the channel selector either:

Manually by use of the two large potentiometers
by overriding the potentiometers with CV (0-5V DC)
by moving up and down the vertical axis via Triggers (5v DC pulse)
NOTE: The CV inputs are not limited to Control Voltages. You can use octopus to “switch” audio too, like multiple waveforms of an oscillator, or audio tracks of a song!"

New Amazing Machines AM105 Quad VCA for Reaktor Blocks

AM105 Quad VCA for Reaktor Blocks from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

"AM105 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

A highly flexible Quad VCA. Sporting Continuously Variable VCA Curves that range from Exponential to Logarithmic and anything in between, AM105 can Link VCA 1 to VCA 2 and VCA 3 to VCA 4, allowing for complex Amplitude Modulation Paths such as Tremolo Effects, Overall Volume Control and Effect Sends.

For more information please visit:"

Intel® Arduino 101 Desktop Synthesizer Demo from Mouser at IDF 2016

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Intel Software

"Benjamin Mouser shows off his desktop synthesizer he made using an Intel® Arduino 101. He built this demo to show off some of the capabilities of the Arduino 101 when you attach different sensors."

Analogue Solutions Leipzig Synth SN 8053

via this auction

208r synth module (Buchla Model 208 clone)

via this auction

Roland JD800 Programmable Synth

via this auction

Univox Mini Korg K-2 SN 01030

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer Rev 3.2 SN 5566

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer SCI P5 in very good condition. See condition description for know issues. All voices, filters, amps, modulation and pots and keys appear to function as they should. Cabinet in very good condition with some light scratches. Front panel and knobs in very good condition with some light scratches This unit DOES NOT HAVE MIDI. Original manual included and in very good condition."

You'll find some pics of the inside below.

Roland Jupiter-6 6voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Ensoniq FIZMO Transwave Synth SN 11543

via this auction

Fizzy pics for a fizzy synth. Baha... I'm so funny I don't know why I refrain from commenting in mosts posts.

via the listing: "This is Serial # 11543 which was at the end of the production run which means it didn't need the voltage regulator changed out. I have used it with a RS 1300ma power adapter [included] and it has made it 16 years so far so it should be all good! :) If you decide to upgrade the regulator there are a few sites online walking you through it - pretty easy upgrade if you want the additional piece of mind."

I've heard both, that all Fizmo's need the fix including later models, and that later models were fixed. If anyone has definitive insight, feel free to share.

Synthesizers.Com Modular Synthesizer System

via this auction

"Synthesizers.Com (Dot Com) Complete Modular Synthesizer. Ready to rock, with MIDI. Housed in a 22-Space Portable Cabinet, with power and plenty of patch cables. Sound? Fat!!! Immaculate condition. Modules Included: Two Q106 Oscillators (VCO's), Q141 Oscillator Aid, Q161 Oscilator Mixer, Happy Nerding Super Sawtor, SSL 1260 Tap Tempo LFO, Q112 4-Channel Mixer, Q174 MIDI Interface, Two Q109 Envelope Generators, Q108 Amplifier (VCA), Q107 Variable State Filter, Q162 Filter Mixer, Q130 Clipper/Rectifier, Q110 Noise Generator, Q124 Multiples, Q105 Slew Limiter, Q137 Power Module, QPSI Power Supply, QPC22 22-Space Portable Cabinet, Plenty of cables to get started"

Future Retro Revolution rev2 Analog Synth & Sequencer

via this auction

Future Retro 777

via this auction

Oberheim OB-XA

via this auction

"This OBXA was recently fully serviced and calibrated by Analog Lab in NYC. It's 100 percent functional and in very good cosmetic condition. The item will ship in a heavy duty road ATA road case."

Stranger Things Theme - Korg Minilogue Demo

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Vintage King

Klangbau Köln Eurorack Jam #TTNM

Published on Aug 23, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Made some noises with my Klangbau Eurorack modular synth system again. Still loving the experimental sounds and the dual joystick control!

Audio gear used:

- Klangbau Köln Eurorack synthesizer (w/ Rob Hordijk Benjolin, Twin Peak Filter, Logistische Gleichung, VC Trigger Delay, Tube VCA, Wavefolder, qVCF, Thonk Tom Whitwell Radio Music, XR-VCO, Wavetable DCO, Klangbau Spring Reverb etc.)
- Recorded with a Zoom R16"

Klangbau Logistic Equation Eurorack Demo (Logistische Gleichung) #TTNM

FM Synthesizer Programming Tips Tricks Video Yamaha TX81Z

Published on Aug 23, 2016 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

This demo shows many cool, EASY, and fun tips and tricks for programming FM Synthesizers. I'm using a Yamaha TX81Z but these tips will work on ANY digital FM synthesizer or FM plugin instrument. I cover setting up a Blank Patch as a starting point. Then I show how to make Organ, Bass, Digital Pads and Choir sounds. Be sure to stay for the end of the video where I summarize the 5 Most Important Things to Edit on an FM Synthesizer.

If you're just getting started in programming you may want to check out my primer video first at

Also look into getting a Sysex controller or computer editor for editing sounds on your FM Synthesizer. This makes editing a lot faster. I'm using a Stereoping controller as shown in my other video at"

Also see: The Yamaha DX7 II FD D Video Manual by The N.Y. School of Synthesis

MF-105M: What on Earth's a MuRF?

Published on Aug 23, 2016 murderousmaths

"Everything you need to know about the Moogerfooger MF-105 M MIDI MuRF pedal - including its secret weapon, and how it uses prime numbers to create the most nerdish sound in music."

disting mk3 - switching in and out of SD playback bank

Published on Aug 23, 2016 Expert Sleepers

"In firmware v3.6."

MatrixBrute Introduction Tutorial: Episode 4 - The Analog Effects

Published on Aug 23, 2016 ARTURIA

"In this video Victor, one of the Arturia Sound Designers, shows you the #MatrixBrute's analog effect section.

Two types of delay, a chorus, a flanger and a reverb that can all be highly modulated. They may be at the end of the audio path but undoubtedly deserve all your attention!'

All parts here.

03-The Moog Memorymoog Part 3: Sync

Published on Aug 23, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Sync function present on the Moog Memorymoog."

All parts here.

Something New Coming from Roland on 909

Roland "The Future. Redefined." Trailer

Published on Aug 23, 2016 RolandChannel

“ T h e F u t u r e. R e d e f i n e d. “
24-hour Online Musical Instruments Festival


"Unleash Your Creativity"

Roland’s 24-hour 'must-watch' online music festival fuses liveliness and diversity with artist performances, new product debuts, and interviews, spanning multiple time zones from major cities around the world. What does the future of musical instruments sound like? Don’t miss it.

Update: Some more info in via Roland. There will be 30+ new product debuts including five new synths if this product listing is correct. You can the full placeholder page on Roland's site here. According to Roland, this will be their biggest product launch ever: "Our Biggest Product Launch Ever: 30+ Products, 8 Cities, 24-Hour Live Stream!"

Koka’s Stepper Miniature

Koka's Stepper Miniature from nikoladze on Vimeo.

"Koka’s Stepper Miniature is made of a single stepper motor. Sound of the motor is amplified with a contact microphone.

Keyboard is made of metal screws and it senses capacitive touch.

Attaching different objects, such as springs and office binders to a rotor, changes colour of the tone and its texture."

Vocalise-Étude, Olivier Messiaen

Published on Aug 22, 2016 Fluffy Momo



Analogue Systems modular on the left. I'm guessing he's playing an Analogue Systems French Connection which is based on the Ondes Martenot.

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