MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Upcoming TripsQuad: Quad Waveshaper Eurorack Module by Auxren aka Oren Levy of Tabor

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Oren Levy

"A demo of my new eurorack module. It has 4 waveshapers normalized in series with plenty of modulation inputs for fun."

Oren Levy is the man behind The Quill by Tabor. His modular explorations have been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH numerous times.

The image to the left is via modulargrid. It appears the brand will fall under the moniker auxren.

The following are some details in via Oren:

"This one is mainly open source and meant to be a non-daunting way for people to learn to surface mount solder. The files and info is on

Cost for parts and everything is around $60. I'll have circuit boards and panels for purchase and I might even hand build some if people want complete modules, but the purpose is to get people to build something easier than the other surface mount projects."

Free AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks by Amazing Machines

AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks [FREE] from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

via Amazing Machines:

"As part of our 5th anniversary celebration, we've just released the FREE AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks"

Video description:

"AM106 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

An advanced Ring Modulator, with features such as Dry / Wet Mix Control, Polarity Flip Switches and Continuously Variable X Axis Curves, AM106 takes Audio and CV Mangling to a whole new level.

AM106 is FREE for anyone to download, for more information please visit:"

Rossum Electro-Music Control Forge Manual Onine

via @RossumElectro

"Interested in discovering exactly what Control Forge does? Download the manual at"

Korg Mono/Poly SN 370338

via this auction

MFB Kraftzwerg Synthesizer SN 09218

via this auction

"A great sounding neat little German made Synth - the MFB Kraftzwerg. Everything works as you would expect."

Buchla/Topobrillo Dual Function Generator Eurorack Manual Trigger

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Christopher Anderson

"Brief demo to show both Function Generators operating"

via this auction

"Excellent, fully functional, Buchla designed Dual Function Generator in Eurorack format w Grayscale Panel. Includes excellent Manual Trigger Modification allowing self triggering. These Dual Function Generator PCBs were created by Toppobrillo using the original Buchla 281 schematic. It's exactly 1/2 of a Buchla 281. This is basically the same circuit used in the Make Noise Maths, and the implementation is pretty close, although the Grayscale Panel footprint is considerably smaller, at 16HP (versus 20HP for Maths). Photo is of actual module, and comes with original blue Buchla 200 knobs."

Mannequins fuqing the air

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Cray

"Mannequins modules by Whimsical Wraps and Mutable instruments Braids fuming the Sisters filter"

Time Reversal

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Ebotronix

"Clavia D Drum 4 se
Moog Taurus 2 Bass
Eurorack Modular Synth
- ~ +

Circuit Bent Hing Hon EK-001 / Model No.21 / General overview of modifications

Published on Sep 29, 2016 George Gleixner

Run that through some effects...

"Commissioned build for Bazazzian.

00:25 - Modulation knobs
02:40 - Touch contact/pitch
02:58 - Note latch
03:07 - Optic theremin/pitch
03:55 - Optic theremin/distortion
04:33 - Optic theremin/both together
05:07 - Rhythm Pass/Note Mute
05:19 - Rhythm Skip
05:36 - Tone generator
06:10 - Drum glitch switches
07:45 - LFO to Distortion, triggering drum glitches
11:15 - LFO to Pitch
13:37 - Modulating an external sound source"

Vintage 1986 Akai AX-73 Professional Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer SN 10525-00364

via this auction

Roland TB303

via this auction

"For sale is a rare Roland TB303. It's in near mint shape and fully functional. Includes carry case bag (also in excellent shape) and original boss power supply. All the knobs turn smoothly, scratch free and buttons are all triggering properly. Super hard to find a 303 that performs are perfectly as this one. You won't have any issues with buttons double triggering or requiring firm presses, programming on this is a breeze. This one has been very lightly used over the years and it shows. No cracks, chips, dings or worn our corners like you find on most 303s. No wear around the knobs which shows it hasn't been used for intense filter or knob twisting action. No rust or grime or mildew funky smells either. Even the bottom looks great..."

Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder

via this auction

Schippmann Ebbe und Flut MK2 SN 00293

via this auction

"Bought new direct from Carsten Schippmann in 2011. This is a rare, boutique analog filter with a wide array of modular possibilities. Now out of production, Analogue Haven were selling these for around $2,600. Visit for detailed specs.

The unit was never racked, is in excellent cosmetic condition and comes with the original box."

Note the upside down labels on the back for viewing over the unit, when racked.

Roger Linn Sequencer Module 1985 Ampex Scheme

via this auction

"Linn Sequencer. Tested and working. Great swing and quantization. Software version 1.0"

What's Poppin? Electribe Music Contest (Ft. Korg Electribe ESX and E2)

Published on Sep 29, 2016

"What's Poppin? - Schtang
Electribe machine/s used: ESX & E2

Submission for Electribe Music Contest | Summer 2016
Hosted by Cremacaffè Design & EMX Pattern Hub

Decided to do something a little different for the CremaCafe Design Store Electribe Music Contest 2016. Deviated from my usual territory into a more Reggae vibe :)
Really enjoyed the creation process of this track, definitely grooved out in my chair thoroughly :D

One thing to mention is that throughout the track I'm using the Arpeggiator to create drum rolls and fills with my snare. The funny thing about this is that the slider to the right is doing absolutely nothing sonically but for some reason sliding it up and down allowed me to find that groove better and make better fiils :)"

The Origin & Development Of The Behringer DeepMind 12

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Synthtopia

"At the Knobcon 2016 synth convention, we talked with Pete Sadler, Project Lead on the development of the Behringer DeepMind 12.

Sadler told us the story of the origin of the DeepMind 12, from initial discussions with Uli Behringer, to breadboarding circuits, to creating the full-size prototypes."

Update: Two videos added:

Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer Audio Demo

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Synthtopia

"At the Knobcon 2016 synth convention, we got a sneak preview of the sound of the new Behringer DeepMind 12 synthesizer."

Behringer DeepMind 12 In-Depth Hands-On Demo

"In this video, we talk with Rob Belcham, who is the lead engineer on the DeepMind 12. He gave us an in-depth overview and demo of the new DM 12."

Monome Ansible First Encounter

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Dudadius


Published on Sep 29, 2016 mller30161

"You can buy it for 5,90 € on my homepage:

Here is my second Roland Boutique Midi Editor. The Remote for the Synthesizer Roland Boutique JP-08.

It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone.

The „JP-08“ parameters can be automated, they can be stored in your Project.
With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.
You can select the sound off the JP-08 (Patch Number 11-88 and Patch Presets ).
The hidden parameter "Portamento", „Delay" and "Hold", can be changed on the "JP-08 Midi Edtior", which are not present on the JP-08 surface."

MFB nanozwerg

via this auction

"No longer in production, very patchable via its back ports."

KORG UNIVOX MAXI-KORG Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

These Streets (Korg Electribe Sample, TB-303 Clone xoxbox, CV TR-808 Analog Kick Clone)

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Phone Records

"Track Made with Korg Electribe Sample, TB-303 Clone xoxbox, Midi to CV Triggered TR-808 Analog Kick Clone through Super Bassstation Rack-not in view.
Recorded Live to Ableton"

via MATRIXSYNTH Member, Aaron Kwiatek of Phone Records.

Roland VP-03 (2016) VS. VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979) - sound battle

Published on Sep 29, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The 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 VS. real analog circuits
- polyphony: 6 voices VS. full polyphon
- interface: USB Bus & MIDI In Out VS no MIDI

The video shows only the identical functions of both instruments.
no external FX used"

The Hyve Touch Synthesizer will be at the Heartland Maker Fest, Urbana-Champaign, IL

via the Heartland Maker Fest

"Were happy to have Skot Wiedmann returning to the Maker Fest this year. He is an engineer and artist whose creations explore the intersections of art and science. Using his knowledge of electrical engineering, he builds interactive artistic objects. At the Maker Fest, Skot will demonstrate one of his most popular projects, the Hyve Touch Synthesizer! Attendees will also have an opportunity to try the synthesizer for themselves."

The Hyve was at last year's event as well!

Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 II Four Voice Analog Synthesizer

Uploaded on Nov 12, 2011 Tiefengrund

"I am owner of the Vermona Perfourmer since november eleven 2011.
In this Video You see my first expiriences with this great instrument.
In the video you here only the perfourmer an me in a singletrack-recording without overdubs."

via this auction

"Vermona PerFourMer MkII Quad Analog Synthesizer (CV/gate Edition)

As new in Mint Condition. Comes with Original Box, Manual, Power Cord and Rack Ears.

This item was purchased 3 months ago and used once for several hours for a TV advertising project and has been boxed since then.

There is not a mark or signs of use on this Vermona PerFourMer MkII Quad Analog Synthesizer (CV/gate Edition)."

Note the video demo above is from 2011 an appears to have been included for demo purposes only. It wasn't posted here on MATRIXSYNTH previously, so up it goes. You can find a few others from Tiefengrund towards the bottom of these posts, and of course you can always search for Vermona Perfourmer MK 2, on the top right of the site for more.

Moog MGK10 10 Band Graphic EQ

via this auction

"Truly beautiful, amazing sounding EQs from Moog's late 70s/early 80s line of rackmount effects."

Korg MonoPoly Synthesizer with MidiPoly & Original Bag SN 373012

via this auction

"Up for sale is our superb Korg MonoPoly Analogue synthesiser fitted with the excellent Midipoly midi system and complete with its original Korg carrycase."

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with Marc Doty

The tenth in Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with Marc Doty here.

"Marc Doty is the composer, synthesist, and educator responsible for the popular analog synth demonstration YouTube channel, Automatic Gainsay."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

"The Moog Modular - A Brief History" and "The Frobe Mini Modular"

Published on Sep 29, 2016 glkibler

"I've zero rights to most of the material here but produced this short documentary as a way to informally present to friends and family (i.e., those not familiar with synthesizers) a fuller context of what my two-plus years designing my Frobe Mini Modular has been about. Please excuse my robot British narrator's pronunciation (not to mention overly-posh attitude)."

Second Stand - Electribe Music Contest 2016

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Arrayzable

"Second Stand - Arrayzable
Electribe machines used: EMX-1, ESX-1 and ER-1 mkII

Submission for Electribe Music Contest | Summer 2016
Hosted by Cremacaffè Design & EMX Pattern Hub

My second entry to the Electribe music Contest - Summer 2016
This time the track name is just a slight ripoff of the first track which I named 'Take a Stand'. This was the second track so the track is just named 'Second Stand' - It's like: You take a stand until you take another and so on - Enjoy!"

Reminder: SYNTHFEST UK This Saturday in Sheffeild

via @thonk_synth

"SHEFFIELD. Don't be nesh this Saturday. Leave the house & come try Thonk, Korg, Moog & Yamaha wares at the @SynthFestUK show at the Octagon."

The Engulfing Shadows (Volca FM, Circuit, Rhythm Wolf, Retroverb)

Published on Sep 28, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
In this track I used the Rhythm Wolf for the main drums & percussion, with the Bass going into the Grilled Cheese distortion pedal (lil yellow thing) for some nasty Wolf Squelchyness. The Volca FM going into the Retroverb is playing the main synth line. The Circuit is providing all the other synth lines, SFX & percussion. All this was recorded in real time into Logic and mixed using only EQ & Compression with a bit of reverb for added spaciousness."

Analogue Solutions Oberkorn, Nyborg, & Pro One Musings

Published on Sep 29, 2016 rezfilter

"Here's a little #AnalogueSolutions #Oberkorn and #Nyborg action. Obe stepping the Pro One, CV pitched control via Pro Solo. Nyborg doing some light percussion tasks... #workingtogether"

The new sounds of the Seaboard RISE and Equator

Published on Sep 29, 2016 ROLI

"We're delighted to announce that the Seaboard RISE now comes packaged with twice as many 5D sounds in Equator! With over 350 new presets to play with, there are more creative possibilities than ever with the RISE."

Seaboard RISE: Now with twice as many 5D sounds

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

via this auction

YAMAHA CS15 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Modular Pitch Stick - Bender Assembly

via this auction

Anyone recognize this one?

Roland RS-101 Strings string/brass synthesizer

via this auction

The RS-101 is a very nice 70's string ensemble from Roland. The Keyboard is split into upper and lower sections with switches for Brass, String 1, String 2, Slow Attack, and Soft Volume for each section. It also incudes control for Sustain, Vibrato and Tone.

This RS-101 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!
This unit was overhauled by Roland."

Sequential Circuits Studio 440 SN 00554

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits produced around 550 units so this one is one the last produced regarding its 00554 serial number

Fully refurbished :

- OS 2.30 Pointsource (the 440 works perfectly with Iomega SCSI zip drive and other SCSI devices now)
- 8 x new generation thick black pads
- Data slider
- LED display
- Brand new Floppy Drive"

Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) SN 8243

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) in fantastic condition for its age. Some slight scuffs to the wooden panels, and small scratch to the logo - as pictured."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 021 - Space Adventure

Published on Sep 29, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 060-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 023-

Space? Space? SPACE!!!!!


Oberheim Matrix-12 Programming Tips + Tricks [#2 Kick Drum]

Published on Sep 29, 2016 gstormelectro

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

Quick how-to video making an electronic kick drum on the Oberheim Matrix-12 Synthesizer. You can use any programmable synthesizer that has filter self-oscillation, usually but not limited to a 4-pole (24 db/oct) filter slope. A couple of the tricks I employ here may surprise you, and can be used on other kinds of synth sounds. Be sure to stay for the end of the video, where I fatten my kick drum sound through a vintage audio compressor."

Part 1 here.

Sonic Lab: Linnstrument Review

Published on Sep 29, 2016 sonicstate

"Gaz Williams takes a look at the Linnstrument - a dedicated MIDI controller which offers multi-dimensional MIDI expression with 200 RGB lit buttons."

OddKidOut performs on MASCHINE JAM

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Native Instruments

"Watch beat virtuoso OddKidOut sketch, build, and perform an original track in a matter of minutes with MASCHINE JAM.

U.S. up-and-comer OddKidOut strums extraordinary melodies using the Smart Strips, invigorates sounds with MASCHINE 2.5 software’s new Perform FX, and uses MASCHINE JAM to sequence patterns played on an original MASCHINE – combining both workflows in perfect sync."

// Launchpad // Midi Designer Pro 2 // - Mattabott Performance

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Matteo Cozza

"Live Performance with Launchpad Mini and Midi Designer Pro 2.

Thanks for watching!"

iTunes: MIDI Designer Pro 2 - Confusion Studios LLC

Tunç Çakır - Voltage Controlled Music - Start Point

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Tunç Çakır


Vermona DRM 1 MKIII Silver
Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKII (Main Sequencer)
Custom Modular Synthesizer (Pittsburgh Modular, Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Verbos Electronics, The Haverstman, Doepfer, Stg/Soundlabs, Circuit Abbey, Intelijel)
Arp Odyssey
Korg Microkorg
Roland Re-201 Space Echo
Eventide Pitch Factor
Catalinbread Echorec, Dirty Little Secret MKIII
Marshall Shred Master

"Produced, Mixed, Recorded & Performed Synthesizers by: Tunç Çakır

Music by: Tunç Çakır

Track on the album 'Voltage Controlled Music'
No external computers weren't used in this video. Only used hardware instruments. Single take with no editing.

VERMONA - twinCussion teaser

Published on Sep 28, 2016 vermonagear

"A few audio snapshots of our latest eurorack module: twinCussion. A handful of video tutorials will follow soon"

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