MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Vintage Roland Jupiter 8 s/ $are MD-8 Midi to DCB Unit

via this auction

Roland TB-03, TR-09 - Crazy News / BakaOscillator

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Masami Hashimoto

"Composed by BakaOscillator.
Use, Roland TB-03, TR-09.

playful percussion - a 126bpm melodic patch for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Luke Killen

"A light and playful, melodic percussion patch today."

Let's Seqz #1 - Dreadbox Hades Analog Bass Synthesizer

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Let's Seqz is a series of videos where I made one sequence for one Synthesizer. In this first video, I sequence the Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer which is a full analog Mono Synthesizer"

Korg Volca FM

Published on Sep 23, 2016 sprunging for voltage

"A 1-bar sequence on the Korg Volca FM, messing about with just a couple parameters on one of the preset patches it comes with.

I have yet to dive into the operators and start fiddling around in the deep end of the pool... This little fella is pretty wicked!"

Elektron Analog Rytm: Vase 3

Published on Sep 23, 2016 my4trackmachine

"Just a test. Improvising and playing a drum machine."

Zetaohm FLXS1 Eurorack Modular Sequencer

FLXS1 Demo 1 Published on Mar 11, 2016 - Demo 2 here.

"Here we see the FLXS1 sequencing multiple modules simultaneously: the Macbeth Micromac, Intellijel Atlantis, Mutable Instruments Rings and a Ladik D-333 with the Korg ROM Chip installed. UAD Apollo was used for reverb and recording. Everything is recorded in one take. Levels are the only thing that were modified after recording. FLXS1 is running in quantized mode to keep all notes in tune. The FLXS1 was reset before this take, all melodies were programmed live during recording."

And a video from Knobcon:

Zetaohm Eurorack Modular Sequencer Knobcon 2016

Published on Sep 23, 2016

Details via


4x 64 step sequencer channels
- 4x gate output (8v)
- 8x 16 bit quantized CV output (bipolar 10v)
- Pitch + Velocity
- Per step ratchet / arpeggio with speed select
- Scale quantization (including Colundi scale)
- True polyphonic mode (4 gate + 4 pitch CV + 4 vel CV)

4x assignable gate input
- Per channel clock input
- X Y step advance mode
- Pattern advance / select (with CV input)
- Arp / glide / random enable

4x Assignable 13 bit CV input (bipolar 5v)
- Auxiliary gate input setting
- Per channel pitch transposition
- Assign pitch to selected note (on gate input) in record mode

Selectable division dedicated clock output
µSec accurate hardware timer driven sequencing engine
- Engine runs every 250 microseconds (4 Khz)

USB OTG compatible (for USB keyboards + non host devices)

USB MIDI input + output

Sigabort - LaunchControl X Control Surface Script for Ableton Live - Walkthrough

Sigabort - LaunchControl X Control Surface Script for Ableton Live - Walkthrough from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"Sigaborts latest creation is an extended Control Surface script for the Novation LaunchControl that adds additional functionality for its use with Ableton Live...

In this video we walkthrough the new User 6 mode that allows you control 16 parameters at once with Ableton Lives BlueHand AutoMapping functionality...

And we show how it can be combined with our PrEditor Mapping Utility and the LaunchSync Series to define which parameters are AutoMapped to and sync the Red Box we've added to the like of the AKAI APC40, the Ableton PUSH 1 & 2 and the Novation LaunchPad family..."

And the press release:

"We here at Isotonik Studios have a fascination with small form MIDI controllers, they maybe diminuitive in size but with a little Sigabort magic they can pack a ton of functionality within them. The next in our series of Control Surface Scripts for Ableton Live is for Novations LaunchControl, an 8 button 16 Encoder mini beast...

Given the number of Factory and User Pages of settings we decided to add our trademark AutoMapping Upgrade. Switch to User 6 Mode and whatever is being controlled by the BlueHand Automapping feature of Live will now give over 16 parameters of control to the encoders for each bank!


Of course working in banks of 16 is a different concept to the standard 8's, as such you may find that you want to tweak how Devices, Instruments, VST's, AU's and MaxforLive devices are AutoMapped. Good job we've made this budget script PrEditor compatible, as you can build up the maps in the assigned 16's and even map parameters previously hidden to all but the Ableton Push & Push TWO!


And not only that, with our LaunchSync Series you can additionally sync the on screen Ring Focus Box to other supported controllers, adding two rows of encoders to a Novation LaunchPad or AKAI APC40 amongst others...

In line with our other Control Surface Scripts you can define a set of options to personalise your controller even further.

Choose between different modes for displaying return tracks
Set a maximum number of return tracks to display
Set how many tracks are moved left and right when moving around the set
Choose whether the master track is displayed, allowing master volume to be controlled

MORE DETAILS - Novation LaunchControl X - CLICK HERE"

The Note Layout on the Hyve Touch Synthesizer

via Motus Mavis

A diagram of the note layout on the Hyve Touch Synthesizer.

Audio Damage ADM17 Proton Overview...

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Audio Damage, Inc.

"A discussion of the highlights of ADM17 Proton, the new Karplus-Strong / Tuned Delay Line module from Audio Damage."

Studio Electronics Boomstar Modular Modstar Sensei

via this auction

"Module list:
(1) MIDI3
(1) 4075 FILTER
(1) 5089 FILTER
(1) MIX4
(1) VCA2
(1) LFO2
(2) AMP
(1) OUTS"

Vintage Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 4566

via this auction

Mutable Instruments ELEMENTS // Make Noise ERBE VERB // JAZZ PATCH // First Touch

Published on Sep 23, 2016 LESINDES

"Hands On ELEMENTS evrsion 1.0. A JAZZ PATCH smooth an loungy.. THE COLORS OF MUTABLE!"

K6501 PHILTER Module Demo

Published on Sep 23, 2016 KilpatrickAudio

"Check out the K6501 PHILTER module from Kilpatrick Audio. The same great taste as the filter in PHENOL, but in a Eurorack module!"

Introducing THE CMS 2607 - An ARP 2600 on Steroids

As you know, CMS (Cirocco Music Systems) is Phil Cirocco's synth company. He is not only the world's most renown ARP tech (BTW, see my CMS Lumina upgraded Odyssey here!), but also a manufacturer. THE CMS 2607 is his latest creation. Knowing it comes from him, you know this is going to be one great synth.

The following are some details via CMS:


CMS is proud to unveil for the first time, our new synthesizer, the CMS 2607. We took all the features of the original ARP 2600, combined them with our world famous upgrades, added more cool stuff and then squeezed it all into a 6 space rack mount heavy duty enclosure. This particular incarnation is the '2500 version' that features a beautiful heavy duty brushed aluminum front panel. We are also currently making standard versions using grey and blue paint similar to the original ARP 2600 factory color schemes.

Initially, a very small quantity of special issue handmade 2607s will be made available to the general public until the factory produced models are available. These will be priced higher than the factory made mass produced units.

Price for one of the hand-made limited edition $8699.00. (9,499.00 for units with early type VCOs) plus packing and shipping charges.

Target price for the standard version 2607 will be 4999.00 USD . The standard version is not available at this time but we will soon be taking orders on the standard version. This price is subject to change. Check back with this page if you are interested in the standard version and can wait.

If you are interested in ordering one of the special issue limited edition 2607s now, send a paypal deposit of $3000.00 USD to to register your order or mail us a personal check. Delivery guaranteed to be no longer than 4 months from the date of deposit. There is a limit on how many of these special order units that will be available for 2016, so contact us now if you are seriously interested.."

And the front panel (click for a slightly larger shot):

Update: A couple videos spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child:


Published on Sep 22, 2016 Phil Cirocco

"This is demo #1 of the new CMS 2607 prototype. This is before we had the front panel graphics finished. For more info go to"


Published on Sep 23, 2016 Malekko HeavyIndustry

"Developer Ben Davis patches the final prototype of the Varigate 8+ coming OCTOBER 2016!

Features include:

8 channels of gates, each with up to 16-steps
2 quantized 1v/oct CV channels
CV channels can be independent or linked to any gate channel
Save up to 100 presets
10 different song banks programmable by choosing any sequence of presets
Programmable scale per bank
Note and Glide per step
Forward, Reverse, Pendulum and Random directions per channel
Probability, Repeat, Delay and Pulsewidth control per channel
Individual clock multiplier, divider and sequence length per channel
Random gate input for applying variation to a pattern
All per step parameters can be randomized within a given range
Program gate channels with both sliders and buttons
Mute function (mute a channel or pattern)
Freeze gate input turns random sequences into static sequences while active
Reset input
Clear function for clearing channels and parameters
Tempo control knob
Clock in and Out


Improvisation I

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Sanger Studios

"Improvisation with Make Noise modular synth and shakuhachi.

Luke Sanger: Modular Synth.
Joseph Sanger: Shakuhachi."

Follow-up to this post.

Ondomo / New Ondes Martenot Pics

You might recall the Ondomo Ondes Martenot by Asaden previously posted here.

Josh Semans wrote in to let me know he put some pics of his up on his Instagram page. He had the following to say:

"I saw your post about the Ondomo and thought I would drop you an email.

I own one of only two Ondomo in England, the other is owned by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. I met the craftsman in Paris in July and have met with him again in Manchester since. We keep in touch and he is very interested in what I am doing with it. He is such a nice man.

The Ondomo truly is beautiful, and I thought you may like to post some more photographs of it."

I definitely would! Beautiful instrument. Also, I new that Jonny Greenwood used an Analogue Systems French Connection (as seen here). It would make sense that he also has the Ondomo.

Thank you Josh!

Emiliano Melis - Moog Sub Phatty + Moogerfoogers MF 104M, MF 103 and MF 102

Published on Dec 20, 2015 Emiliano Melis

Subtractive Analog Experience

Sound Installation performed entirely with Moog instruments by Emiliano Melis

Moog Sub Phatty
Moogerfooger MF 104M Analog Delay
Moogerfooger MF 103 Stage Phaser
Moogerfooger MF 102 Ring Modulator


Ambient Electro Jam By The River Feat. Novation Circuit + iPad

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Perplex On

"This is a really calm and minimalistic improv by the river to welcome the beginning of fall. First time with a Novation Circuit in the mix.

More details:

- iPad (Air 1) loaded with AUM, IK Multimedia iGrand, SoundScaper, Amazing Noises' Dedalus and Reverb, Kymatica AUFX:Space/Dub/Push/PeakQ, Borderlands Granular, HoldernessMedia Crystalline

- Novation Circuit is equipped with custom drum samples and synth patches and at the same time acts as a midi controller for iGrand on the iPad

- iGrand is fed into Borderlands for some realtime granular treatment

- Circuit’s audio and midi outputs are plugged into a battery powered Roland UA-22, which is connected to the iPad via CCK

- Recording is done inside of AUM on the iPad, slightly postprocessed with Positive Grid’s Final Touch

- SoundScaper on the iPad is loaded with field recordings of this very place, making some noisy background ambience

- Filming is done with an iPhone5S (slowmos) and an Olympus OMD-Em10 with a Panasonic 25mm 1.7 + ND Filter

- Edited with iMovie for iPad"

Introducing the SYNTH-WERK SW 6401M Bode Ring Modulator 5U Module


"It was probably electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s use of the ring modulator that inspired an entire generation of rock musicians. Stockhausen’s Mixture (1964) for example, was written for a ring modulated symphony orchestra.

Ring modulation is often used to simulate the sounds of tuned percussion instruments that produce inharmonic frequency spectra, such as bells and chimes. It can also produce timbres that are difficult to achieve by any other method of synthesis.

Among all signal processors the multiplier-type ring modulator takes a unique position, since it is capable of converting existing sounds into new sounds with entirely different overtone spectra.

The SW 6401M is based on the original design of Harald Bode from 1967. The design is a circuit involving a ring of diodes and transformers forming a four quadrant multiplier. To accomplish a one unit module, the transformers UTC-A20 have been replaced by smaller vintage UTC SO 15P transformers"

Harald Bode

Old R. A. Moog advert.

Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 Blackbox Review

Published on Sep 23, 2016 sonicstate

"We take a look at the Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 Blackbox analog synth voice - self contained gateway into modular and more.."

Hyboid – Fantasy in RGB – Roland JX-3P & Linndrum [HQ Audio] Italo Disco / Synthwave

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Hyboid a.k.a. Astro Chicken

"80s stompin' Italo-influenced Disco track using only the Roland JX-3P and Linndrum! Recorded with multi tracking.

Roland SRV-2000
Dynacord DRP-20
Korg SDD-1000
Korg SDD-1200
Electro Harmonix Small Stone V2

Clocking / Sync:
E-RM Multiclock"

Luke Neptune- Cruel Thing (Oberheim OB6, Prophet 6, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha EX5, Roland TR8,

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Luke Neptune

"Written and produced by Luke Neptune."

Video featuring vintage synth commercials.

:::: RECO-SYNTH :::: The Centopéia

:::: RECO-SYNTH :::: The Centopéia from arthur joly on Vimeo.

"Para meu irmão Fabio Góes."

Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D 1970s Walnut w OHSC Flight Case

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-20m SN 2843 with Original Box

via this auction

Hiss by mudlogger

Hiss by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Live recording featuringthe Buchla Music Easel"

Roland VP-03 Boutique - VP-330 Vocoder Plus Clone - demo

Published on Sep 23, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland VP-03 Vocoder (2016) is the digital clone of the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus from the year 1979

- ACB synthesis = virtual analog synthesis like the AIRA/Boutique series
- polyphony: 6 voices
- USB Bus & Midi In Out
- strings, human voices, vocoder, chord memory, step sequencer.

This demo video shows the possibilities and the sound character. The sound is a bit different to the VP-330. More clean and less the lushness but not bad.

The comparision video with the old VP-330 follow next week."

New RyuX VCOx (Dual Oscillator) - FM Modulation

Published on Sep 23, 2016 RyuX

Note this is the first RyuX VCOx post.

The Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 Sequencer

Published on Sep 23, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a musical demonstration of some of the functionality of the Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 analog(ue) 16-step 3-CV-track 2-gate-track sequencer.

In the video you'll see an Oberkorn 3 controlling a Nyborg 12 synthesizer via CV and gate, as well as controlling the clock on the Leipzig S 8-step sequencer.

Later, you'll see two Oberkorn 3s in action controlling the Leipzig S as well as two Nyborg 12s! It's an Analogue Solutions extravaganza."

Techno & Berlin School Live Synth Jam | ARP 2600, Volca Keys, Electribe, Vocoder, Stymon BigSky

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl

"This little synth live jam is my attempt to blend Techno with Berlin School School of Electronic Music. The Techno part is taken care of by the ARP 2600, Korg Volca Keys and the Electribe 2. The Berlin School pads are played with the vintage Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus and the Roland JD-Xi is used as lead synth. The live jam is directly recorded into Adobe Audition which is just acting as the digital tape machine.
Gear used: ARP 2600, Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus, Roland JD-Xi, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Electribe 2, Arturia KeyStep, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR, Boss BX-600 Mixer
Cameras: Panasonic Lumix GH2, Canon Legria Mini X, GoPro Hero 3 Black (operating the cams and video edit by Ralph Baumgartl)"

Strange Places

Published on Sep 23, 2016 nedavine

"Analog Keys, RYTM and Octatrack jam after a shitty day at work."

Biting Eye - 2xTB303, SH101 and NAVA (909 Clone)

Published on Sep 22, 2016 Ben Bridges

Analog Rytm Sound + Kit + Pattern Pack Download

Published on Sep 22, 2016 cuckoomusic

"The Analog Rytm by Elektron can be used as a tuned synthesiser as well as a drum machine. Massive basses. Fun tuned percussive sounds. Peculiar leads and other interesting tuned sounds can be made. So I decided to make an tuned analog pack for the Analog Rytm. Here's a demonstration of 64 sounds, 11 kits, 11 patterns that come with the pack. As an Analog Rytm user, it might be fun to poke around in my patterns, and see how I'm doing it. (Most of the time, it's pretty straight forward :)

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