MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sand Storm

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Quincas Moreira

"Modular Synthesizer performance by Quincas Moreira."

KORG Officially Introduces New ARP Odyssey Desktop Modules

ARP ODYSSEY Module | Reborn again for your desktop

Published on Aug 31, 2016 ARP

Update: video above added.

Korg initially leaked the desktop modules back on Sunday. We now have the details and the price - $599.99. Not bad for an all analog, ARP Odyssey, faithful to the original with CV, MIDI, and USB no less.

"Korg Announces ARP Odyssey in Desktop Module Format

Legendary analog ARP Odyssey reborn as a convenient synthesizer module

Melville, NY - - September 1, 2016 - - Korg brings back the unmistakable sound of the legendary ARP Odyssey in a desktop module format with ARP Odyssey Modules; offering users all the editing and sound-shaping parameters from the keyboard versions! To fit perfectly in today's DAW and desktop hardware-centric music production environments, this compact module form has CV/GATE included to interface with analog desktop racks and synths, USB and 5-pin MIDI for interfacing with controllers and DAWs. The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling.

'The ARP Odyssey Module makes it even easier for users to obtain and integrate the distinctive analog sound that only a genuine ARP Odyssey can produce,' stated James Sajeva, Technology Director for Korg USA, Inc. 'By adding the ARP Odyssey Module to their setup, users can enhance their production and performance environments with fun and powerful, hands-on editing and the true-analog Odyssey sound that cannot be replicated from any plugin,' added Sajeva.

Since its appearance in 1972, the ARP Odyssey has been loved by countless musicians as a classic analog synthesizer. Forty years later, in 2015, with the advisory assistance of David Friend, co-founder of the ARP Instruments company, Korg resurrected the ARP Odyssey with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry. The ARP sound, which continues to be envied as an iconic analog synthesizer, was once again back in the hands of today's musicians. Now, Korg has further broadened the reach of the ARP Odyssey in today's world by releasing these new models.

The ARP Odyssey Module Rev 1 and Rev 3 with be available in October of 2016 for $599.99 each. For more information or to find a dealer visit"

KORG Announces New Volca Kick


Published on Aug 31, 2016 Korg

Update: video above added.

And we have a new Volca dedicated to kick, bass, and sub bass sounds, based on an analog oscillator, and an oscillating filter from the original KORG MS-20.

Details via KORG:

"Korg Announces Latest Edition to volca Series with the volca kick

An Analog volca Designed to Deliver Powerful Percussive and Chromatic Kick, Bass, and Sub Bass Sounds

Melville NY - - September 1, 2016 - - With the latest edition of the ever-growing volca series, it’s all about massive kicks, toms, and basses. volca kick starts with a true-analog oscillator and offers drive and MS-20 resonator circuits to shape earth-shattering sounds that can be played and sequenced chromatically. It’s the perfect addition to any volca or desktop hardware set to bring serious boom to the user’s sound production.

As opposed to generating sounds using a typical sine wave, volca kick starts the sound of an oscillating filter from the original MS-20. The powerful filter of the MS-20 self-oscillates when resonance is increased to the maximum, and this is used to produce powerful kick sounds ranging from solid kick drums to crisp kick basses with complex overtones.

volca kick’s 16-step sequencer now has a new Touch FX feature, which provides one-touch sequencer variations and time divisions for even more live performance potential. The pattern chain function lets users connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, making it possible to construct large-scale developments of 32, 64, or even 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.

'The volca Series has consistently brought renewed attention to classic groove machines and historical synthesis. It now has a new focus. This time, it's the most important sound in dance music: the kick,' shares James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. Like all volcas, kick has a personality all its own, and combining it with other volcas or any other hardware adds unique character to users’ setups. The familiar Audio Sync connection means it plays exceptionally well with other volcas, minilogue, electribe and SQ-1, and the MIDI IN jack lets you use the volca kick as a sound module via DAW or MIDI controller.'

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca kick anywhere and perform any time. Available in October of 2016 for $159.99, to learn more or find a dealer visit"

KORG Announces New microKORG-S

microKORG S | new Sounds, new Speakers

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Korg

Update: video above added.

There's a new microKORG in town.  This one comes in white, features built in speakers (hence the S),  double the preset memory, and maple wood end panels.  Built-in speakers may not be needed in the studio, but they do make for a tempting portable synth on the go.

Details via KORG:

"Korg Announces microKORG-S; a The Legendary microKORG and More!

Sharp new design with built-in speakers, increased memory, new sounds

Melville, NY - - September 1, 2016 - - microKORG-S starts with the legendary sound, layout and feature set that has made the microKORG a most wanted for nearly 15 years and adds a 2.1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size, 64 all-new sounds (bank A) alongside the original 128 classic sounds (banks B and C) plus 64 user locations (bank D). In addition, the front panel features an eye-catching new white panel and maple wood ends..

'With serious sound and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. The multitude of sound- musicians who gravitate to microKORG can now choose a version that needs no additional speakers, monitors, or other connections to play,' stated James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. 'The program memory capacity has also been increased twofold, and we’ve added 64 all-new preset programs that further meet the needs of the modern musician, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and solid basses.'

microKORG-S offers all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre via it’s famous ‘Big Knob’. In true microKORG fashion, a four-band vocoder with an included miniature microphone, arpeggiator, five easy-edit knobs, and optional battery operation are all part of the package.

'As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as for a tool for professional production, the microKORG and the new S version will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come,' added Sajeva.

The microKORG-S will be available in September of 2016 for $499.99. To learn more visit"

Matt Crumar EVI / Oberheim Xpander Jam

Published on Aug 26, 2016 Patchman Music

"Just screwing around last night with my custom Crumar EVI with custom Steiner/Cooper MIDI interface, Oberheim XPander (my patches), Korg M3, and Eventide Eclipse. I am controlling the XPander with the Crumar EVI via the custom CV to Midi interface built by Nyle Steiner and JL Cooper and modded/tweaked by yours truly. So you are hearing a mix of the Xpander and the Crumar's built in analog synth for all the lead sounds.

Experimenting with direct stereo audio fed into my iPhone via a Roland Duo-Capture EX which available from Patchman Music here:"

Electronic music Jam #34 CENTERPOINT Octatrack + Blofeld

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ant GM

"Live set of electronic music with the sequencer Octatrack and synthesizer Waldorf Blofeld"

Novation KS Rack (Perform presets)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration of the Perform presets included with the KS Rack synthesiser.

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


Novation KS Rack (Programme presets - Part 2)

Published on Sep 2, 2016

Collector Quality Roland Juno-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Absolutely stunning example of a vintage Roland Juno 60.
In collector quality cosmetic and working condition.

During our last run on the Joe Walsh tour, I came across this Juno at a tour stop in Florida.
It was living in a rehearsal closet in a private school's music department where it had been set up since new! Though my current interests lean more towards modular synths, I couldn't leave such a beautiful example behind. I cleaned it up and serviced the faders and pots with Deoxit Gold and Faderlube. Everything sounds great without any scratches or pops. You would be hard pressed to find any significant imperfections in the metal or wood ends.
She is ready for her new home!"

Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer 70's Vintage - This unit has some scratches and cosmetic wear, but fully operational and functional in pretty good condition. We have maintained all keys (rs-101 or 202 usually have same key problem), tested all keys, knobs, switches, faders, outputs works fine. The latches for the case missing, not affects playability. Check the test movie on youtube the link below." [previously posted here]

Minimoog Voyager Old School Edition

via this auction

"Pristine early 2009 build Minimoog Voyager Old School mono synthesizer with the Factory Moog Case."

PERfourMER MKII CV/Gate Edition SN 14156

via this auction

Roland System 100 - Model 101

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer SN ZC43372

via this auction

"The JD-800 is Roland's answer to half a decade of hard-to-program synthesizers. Covered in sliders that act as dedicated editors just like a classic analog synth, the JD-800 is an extremely programmable and hands-on digital synthesizer. It is also an interesting and great sounding digital synth with incredible flexibility and control. Internal ROM based waveforms are combined to build your sounds. The sounds are based on Roland's D-50, but updated for the nineties with multimode filters - uncommon but welcome at the time.

This keyboard comes with the original power cord, and has some minor wear and tear from regular use, which can be seen in the photos. NOTE: Just recently 3 keys started playing sporadically, the far right octave C#, G# and A#. No red glue problem."

aeolian island'

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO
Analogue Systems RS 100, RS 110²², RS 360²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2, A131², A133², A134²² , A143,2
A151²², A152, A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(12x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4 Vox, Arpeggiator, Q Slider², Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains, PP², Maths², Moddemix², Optomix, QMMG René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²², MP 201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian ) Sportmodulator, TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line6 Echopro, TC M 3000
mackie the mixer²
druma Ultrabeat
vid #1592

Modular vid #250

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Phisynth

"Trying to reinterpret yesterday's patch into a more structured form..."

DreamsOfWires - Intellijel Atlantis, Keystep & iPulsaret

Published on Aug 31, 2016 DreamsOfWires

"Just a small part of something I'm working on at the moment, complete with blunders, possibly for my next album. The Atlantis part was a live, improvised take, as you can see in the video, then I recorded the background pad/drone using a sound I created for iPulsaret on the iPad. Video is of recent travels, yet again..."

DSI PolyEvolver Keys SyncSound Session

Published on Aug 31, 2016 LESINDES

Korg Karma - Demo

Published on Aug 31, 2016 hamsterdunce

"Selling a Korg Karma synth - available for sale here:

This demo shows me running through a few patches to display full functionality. This video may be removed from the channel at some point, but subscribers may feel free to enjoy the '80s shredding until then. :-)

More interesting music & art things available to digest at"

And some pics via the auction.

DSP Synthesizers: 3HP Zero Bassline Eurorack Module

via DSP Synthesizers:

"Tomorrow is day Zero and the release of the 3HP Zero line of eurorack modules.

What does Zero mean?
3HP passive powered eurorack modules.
Yes passive as in ghost powered like microphones and some MIDI gear.
The module does not have a power connector.
Power is extracted from the input CV signals and used to power the module.

Why make a module like this?
It's all about filling out odd space and holes in your rack.
In that case not needing a power connector is a good thing.

First out is the Zero Bassline. A 3HP bassline synth.

Featuring Filter resonance and Filter decay knobs.
1V/oct Pitch CV and Gate CV inputs.

Check out the release at

Animoog for iPad Updated to Version 2.4.0

iTunes: Animoog - Moog Music Inc.

The support for Apple Pencil pressure makes me wonder when the iPad will add Force Touch as on the iPhone. That will be a welcome update.

"What's New in Version 2.4.0
* Animoog now requires iOS 8.2 or later.
* Fully optimized graphics, keyboard layout and interaction for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
* Support for Apple Pencil pressure on the keyboard.
* Support for Apple Pencil angle as a 'pencil-angle' modulation control on the keyboard.
* Support for Apple Pencil angle as a 'path-width' modulation source along the path.
* Support for Bluetooth LE MIDI devices.
* Support for MPE input with note-per-channel MIDI controllers.
* Added collapsible Inter-App Audio transport bar.
* Consolidated 'poly-pressure' and 'chan-pressure' into one 'pressure' modulation source.
* The vertical position of the keys on initial touch is now used as the 'velocity' modulation source.
* Left and right tapping next to the scale slider will now transpose octaves down and up.
* Timbres panel improvements to make sound design easier.
* Single-tapping a timbre on the left panel now highlights it, while double-tapping scrolls to its location in the Timbres list.
* The Timbres list on the right panel is no longer collapsed when switching presets.
* Values of CC mapped controls are now sent out at preset changes.
* Incoming MIDI CC 120 now turns off all active sound.
* Incoming MIDI RPN 0 now sets the active pitch bend range.
* Minor user experience improvements when working with modal dialogs.
* Settings are now saved immediately when changes occur.
* Fixes to timbre list where auto-scroll would overshoot at times.
* Fixes to some built-in scale definitions."

Novation Circuit + Keystep Live Improv - CUCKOO

Published on Aug 31, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Hello, here's a little jam with the Novation Circuit, a (somewhat) portable groove box, pattern maker synthesiser. I quite like this quick-to-get-going spirit of this little guy. The sounds are quite nice out of the box. I feel that it has its own identity, hence worth learning more about.

The wavetable synth engine is much deeper than I expected. A lot of source - destination modulations possible under the hood. Which is cool. This I will investigate in a future video. I'll make a proper tutorial of the Circuit at a later date.

Cheers for now

PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer + Waveterm A "Melancholic"

Published on Aug 31, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982, Waveterm A incl. original WT-A Sample Library
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay"

Tymkrs: How we build a Protosynth Midi & Pocket Operator MIDI Sync Videos

Published on Aug 31, 2016 whisk0r

Pocket Operator MIDI Sync

Published on Jul 6, 2016 whisk0r

See the Tymkrs channel label directly below for more.

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror Patch 02

Published on Aug 30, 2016 VoltageCtrlRtv

"The only sound source used in this demo is the Piston Honda processed through the Spectra Mirror and the Spectra Mirror Osc.

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror rhythmic patch:

Piston Honda to SM IN
OSC 1 Tri out to SM FM 1 In
Envelope 1 out to SM FM 2 in
SEQ out to SM PW 1 in
OSC 2 Saw out to PW 2 in
OSC 3 Tri out to Morph in
SEQ clock out to SM clock in
SM morph out to reverb
SM via out to LPG in / Mult to reverb
SM s&h out to LPG in / Mult to reverb
SM s&h out to Piston Honda FM in

Be sure to checkout more videos and info at:"

0-Coast PGM Pages, pt. 4: Page 3, MIDI Learn

Published on Aug 31, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

Doepfer A-196 PLL Phase Locked Loop Eurorack Demo

Published on Aug 31, 2016 mylarmelodies

"Today we mess with the rather bonkers Doepfer A196 PLL module. It's part VCO, part effect! If you like this, get bonus videos by supporting me on Patreon:"

Roland Kiwi-3P SN 453271

via this auction

"This Roland JX-3P is in excellent working and cosmetic condition, and has been professionally modded with a Kiwi-3P upgragde by Kiwi Technics ($300 value). This adds a number of great features which expands the JX-3P into sonic territory that is impossible with a regular unit, such as oscillator detuning, two independent LFOs, and two independent envelope generators, to name only a few. It also has the optional Chorus mod, which lets you adjust the speed of the Chorus. Please refer to the Kiwi Technics website for a full list of new features.

Because the Kiwi upgrade expands the front panel functions considerably, an overlay made by Synthgraphics has also been installed ($90 value after shipping). This greatly helps navigating through the new features on the fly instead of having to refer to the manual constantly."

Prophet 600 with Hard Case

via this auction

"100% perfectly performing full blooded Prophet 600. No mods.
All original with a rock solid case."

Black w/ Reverse Grey & Black Keys Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Polyphonic Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

E-MU Emulator II Vintage Sampler / Synthesizer

via this auction

"E-MU Emulator II Vintage Sampler for sale. In great cosmetic condition and fully functional, everything works as it should. Included is a box full of floppy sound disks with EII library sounds."

Timbre Wolf Synthesizer Jams by Electric Organ

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Electric Organic

"Freshly tuned Akai Professional Timbre Wolf synthesizer jam, programmed and performed by Josh from Electric Organic"

First Timbre Wolf Synthesizer jam
Wandering in 3 Parts

Teletype Concrète

Teletype Concrète from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Improvisation using Monome Teletype and Earthsea Eurorack modules"

And one more:

Teletyping from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Custom Monome Teletype script with Earthsea / Meadowphysics Eurorack modules triggering Rings, Radio Music and Clouds modules"

50 Minutes Live Rephazer Jam/Set (Elektron Octatrack & Analog Four)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Rephazer

"The set starts with some minimal melodic dream house stuff, goes into more abstract techno and finally into some trance..It consists of previous made/posted Rephazer tracks in a (4 on the floor) context which I hope you'll enjoy. I had a lot of fun making and recording this, but since I recorded this in one go so some mistakes are to be expected (as usual) also the audio/video quality is probably not the best that I've posted, but I had to make some concessions with a long set like this.


1. Dreams (00:03)
2. B-Side (05:18)
3. Looking Forward (09:55)
4. Minimal Movement (14:01)
5. Battle For Harmony (19:16)
6. The Sky Was Pink - Nathan Fake Cover (23:46)
7. The Chase (28:24)
8. Crazy Dutch Bastard - Co written by Jas van Houten (32:23)
9. Short Circuit (37:08)
10. Heart & Soul (42:08)
11. Life Goes On (47:08)

Some technical details for the ones interested..


Track 1 = Bassdrum
Track 2 = Top Beats and Percussion
Track 3 = Melody
Track 4 = Bassline (Additional)
Track 5 = Melody 2 (Additional)
Track 6 = Atmospheric/FX
Track 7 = Master Recorder for transitions
Track 8 = Master Track

Using 6 scenes for breaks/drops/filters and 2 scenes for transitioning between songs.

Track 7 is constantly recording the main output into the recording buffer of the Octatrack using the Quick Record Function...Sort of Tarekith Transition Trick so thanks to him for the idea! (Check his YT)

Analog Four:

Audio goes into the Octatrack and is Directly send/monitored to the Master Track 8.

Track 1: Hihats and Electronic Percussion
Track 2: Atmospheric Pads 1
Track 3: Atmospheric Pads 2
Track 4: Main Bassline

Also thanks to the Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Mode Machines vPed for being good 'sample food' for the Octatrack ;)"

PPG WaveGenerator and WaveMapper AU-extensions for iOS

Published on Aug 31, 2016 WPalmWT

"A preview of AU extensions for the iOS WaveGenerator and WaveMapper.
The release of these updates is planned for October.
More info:"

WaveGenerator - Wolfgang Palm
WaveMapper - Wolfgang Palm

SuperBooth 2016: U-he Research Group (Physical Modelling Synthesizer)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"This is a late video from SuperBooth where I visited Sasha from U-he. He presented his Physical Modelling Drum Synthesizer project."

The Superbooth was held back in March 31st - April 2n this year. You can see the full setlist of panels for each day here, and all Superbooth16 posts here.

RyuX ADSRx (ADSR Envelope) Eurorack Module

Published on Aug 31, 2016 RyuX

"First Test of my ADSR Module"

Snazzy Fx : kitty eyes chaos module

Published on Aug 31, 2016 snazelle

"snazzyfxSNAZZY FX: KITTY EYES-tiny chaos gen with x/y out , Cv in and chaotic gate out with threshold #SnazzyFX #chaos #kittyEyes"

Live Jam #49 (Heuschrecke) - Minimal / Ambient / Drone - Roland sp-404SX and Eurorack modular system

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Monotrail

"Unfold for more info! -
Bert van Beek was back in my studio and we decided to make some new recordings for our ambient improv project Heuschrecke. Grab a beer (like we did) and drift away.


Stuff used:
Roland sp-404SX and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power

Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay and reverb"

LYRA-8 as an FX processor (SOMA laboratory)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Vlad Kreimer

"Using the EXTERNAL AUDIO IN of LYRA-8 for processing of different audio sources.

SOMA laboratory 08.2016"

Broken Echo Meadowphysics | Meadowphysics CV

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ted James Butler

"Monome Grid and Meadowphysics running direct to Make Noise Phonogene in Broken Echo mode, through MMG and out to Aleph running Skitter. Very simple patch. Maths channel 1 modulates Phonogene vari-speed while channel 4 modulates MMG Freq1."

Meadowphysics CV

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ted James Butler

"Grid, Aleph and Meadowphysics by Monome.
STO, System0 and System Concrete by Make Noise.
Phonogene in Broken Echo Mode.
Toraverb by D16 Group.
Valhallashimmer by Valhalla DSP.
Meadowphysics CV scene by Rayce.
Ergonomic modular synthesizer enclosure by Goike.

September 8, 2014"

Modulated sine wave 30082016 // Doepfer A108, A-118 & Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Computing.Sound

So good. Would make for a great soundtrack.

"Basic three module modular synthesizer patch plus effects.

- Doepfer A-108 VCF8 (self-resonating filter)used as a sine wave generator

- Doepfer A-118 Noise + Random Voltage used for modulating the A-108's frequency

- Doepfer A-135-1 QVCA/VCMIX just used for basic attenuation

- Zoom MS-70CDR provides the effects

On the pedal I chose the PitchDelay and SpaceHole algorithms.

Thanks for watching!"

Amazing Yamaha DX7 Patches Demo – Breathtaking piano, opera, strings, pads and bell patches

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Power DX7

"Amazing Yamaha DX7 Patches Demo – Breathtaking piano, opera, strings, pads and bell patches

This is a Yamaha DX7 demo brought to you by Power DX7, showcasing the breathtaking realism and unparalleled versatility of the Yamaha DX7.

About the Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesizer - Introduced in 1983, the Yamaha DX7 is the one of the best ‘pure’ synthesizer which has a very powerful FM synthesis engine."

"Two Hills" - Deep House with DrumTraks, TX81z, M1Rex, MKS-50

Published on Aug 30, 2016 SynthMania

"A smooth early '90s style Deep House number with Sequential Circuits DrumTraks, Yamaha TX81z, Korg M1Rex, Roland MKS-50"

Radikal Technologies RT-311 Scale Experiments

"I am using the following modules for this example:
RT-311 Swarm Oscillator
RT-451 Dual Multimode Filter
The soundcraft signature MTK22 mixing desk internal FXs tape delay and room reverb.

The pitch input of the oscillator has a scale quantizer. The Scale Quantizer allows for converting a continuous control voltage into a music scale"

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