MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modor NF-1 Demo

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio
Re-Published on Nov 11, 2016

"Demo video of the Modor NF-1 synthesizer."

Acid Dub: TB303/Devilfish/Avalon/TB03/TR606/Rytm

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Honeysmack

Novation Circuit Dark Jam #Volca Keys #Launchpad apps #Marcin KamiƄski Music

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Plekyn Records


The members of S U R V I V E check out the Monologue

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Korg

"S U R V I V E Austin synth mavericks and the band behind the nostalgic and creepy score of the Netflix hit Stranger Things get a first look at the Korg monologue. Watch them get hands on and explore all things monologue."

QU-Bit Chord and STG Soundlabs Mankato Filter Sequenced with Dual Octones

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Bimini Road

"This is a demo of the STG Soundlabs Mankato Filter with the QU-Bit Electronix Chord and Octone Sequencer."

Rare/Vintage Baldwin IKE (E-mu Emax) Keyboard Digital Sampler Synthesizer

via this auction

Not the best pics, but worth a post for the reminder of just how odd it is to think of if as a Baldwin. There's an S&N pun in there somewhere...

Roland JP8000 & Boss RV6 Reverb

Published on Nov 10, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"JP8000 - RV6

No further processing except for normalisation."

Todd Barton - Buchla - The 200e Series Modules - Training Videos

MATRIXSYNTH regular and supporting member, Todd Barton has a Buchla 200e tutorial series up on It is pay to view, but there are a few preview videos that are worth checking out.

"The Buchla 200e electronic music modules are world-renowned. This groundbreaking course is dedicated to teach the Buchla “way” and how these unique hybrid, analog/digital modules work. Learn Buchla with Todd Barton!

Donald Buchla was an electronic music pioneer. His instruments are revered and collected by great musicians the world over. Don recently passed away (2016) but his extraordinary 200e series modules are still being manufactured. This course, by longtime Buchla performer Todd Barton, explains and explores 10 of Buchla’s most popular modules including:

-261e Complex Waveform Generator
-281e Quad Function Generator 281e
-206e Mixer/Preset Manager
-259e Twisted Waveform Generator
-266e Source of Uncertainty
-222e Kinesthetic Input Port
-223e Tactile Input Port
-256e Quad Voltage Processor
-251e Sequential Voltage Source
-291 Triple Morphing Filter

If you’re into modular synthesizers, then you owe it to yourself to learn about Buchla’s electronic musical instruments. If you already own a Buchla, then this course can serve as a manual to help you get a better understanding of the Buchla "way". Either way, enjoy this unique course by Todd Barton and keep exploring the world of synthesis!"

Kawai K1 & Boss RV6 Reverb

Published on Nov 10, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"K1 synthesiser - RV6

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Batchas presents: Serge Paperface '78 - Patch 007 & 008

Published on Nov 10, 2016 batchas

Batchas presents: Serge Paperface '78 - Patch 008

Published on Nov 10, 2016 batchas

Generative Study 1

Published on Nov 10, 2016 voltlife

"An experiment in structured generative patching, bringing some larger-scale structure to a completely self-running patch. There are several distinct "movements" that have subtle differences between them, as well as the melodic and timbral variations that come from the interplay of random and sequenced elements.

The rhythmic and structural core of the track comes from an A143-4 and a Pittsburgh Sequencer. One A143-4 LFO acts as a clock, and another much slower one speeds the clock up and down, from low audio rates down to one beat every couple of seconds. The square out from that second LFO clocks the Sequencer, so that it gets a different value each time the main clock comes down from audio rates. The slow LFO outputs are multed to several other modules, allowing other parameters to depend on the speed of the clock.

The audio core of the patch is a Rubicon/Dixie II/uFold combo, acting as a classic Buchla-esque complex VCO. The Dixie sine FMs the Rubicon, the output of which goes through a VCA. One Maths envelope opens the VCA, with the fall time lengthening as the clock slows. Another exponential Maths envelope drives both the TZFM index and the Symmetry of the Rubicon: this allows the attack to make the most of the richer TZFM while sacrificing tuning, while the tail comes back into tune. The fall time of this envelope is modulated by yet another A143-4 LFO, and depending upon this and the pitch, the Rubicon's sounds vary from bells and chirps to deep drums and woody bass notes.

Dixie's triangle output goes through uFold into Optomix. A division of the main clock goes through Branches into the Optomix strike input, and Branches' probability is modulated by the main clock speed, so that in the slower passages we hear occasional plucks from the wavefolded Dixie. A ViLFO goes through a VCA into the Optomix Control input, and a Pitts Sequencer opens that VCA. This adds slower swells during some "movements": exactly the same audio source as the plucks, but these sound a bit like solo strings.

The melodic content comes from a Moskwa sequence through a VCA, which is CVed by a Verbos Multistage clocked at /8 of the main clock. This varies the range of the melodic CV. The CV is then quantised to a minor scale by an A156, then is distributed by an A185-2 to the Rubicon and Dixie to keep them in tune. Another clock division goes through Branches to Moskwa's direction input, bringing further melodic variation.

Finally, there's a graunchy sci-fi noise that come in during the slowest parts of some movements. This is a Pittsburgh GenXpander's OE output through a Pittsburgh Filter in Bandpass mode into a VCA and then a Wow & Flutter. The VCA is only opened when the main pitch is mostly static, thus giving a textural counterpoint when the main sequence gets too boring. This works by feeding the main pitch CV into an Elby Slope Detector, whose output goes into Function with a slow rise time and sharp fall. The Function output then goes into a Z4000 envelope. Thus, the envelope is only triggered when the pitch has been static for long enough. This envelope then opens the VCA as well as driving the cutoff frequency to create a noisy sweep. Finally, the Pitts Sequencer also controls an A152 which sites between the Slope Detector and Function: when the Sequencer value is beyond a certain point, it cuts off the CV to Function. This means that the noise sweeps can only occur when the string-like Dixie swells are absent or quite, bringing further variation between the movements."

Roland SH-101 Vintage Analog Synth SN 294908

via this auction

Modular synth countdown: Same 10 Eurorack modules

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Patrick OBrien

Cool little skiff.

"I set a challenge for myself to come up with 10 different patches using the same 10 modules that are built inside a 3U case.

I originally posted these 10 short patches on my Instagram account--not in this order--and received a decent response from the modular synth community there, so I thought I'd rank the views in order from least viewed to most viewed.

The modules used in this case:

2hp Modular Rnd
IntellijelDixie II+
Mutable Instruments Peaks
Doepfer Wasp Filter A-124SE
Mutable Instruments Elements
4ms Dual Looping Delay
XAOC Devices Batumi
Make Noise Optomix
Malekko MUTE 4
Pittsburgh Modular Outs"

Ascent and Decline

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Richard Galbraith

"Another performance using Mutable Instruments Rings in Easter Egg mode (the high organ sound), along with Q106 oscillators, an SSL/Ian Fritz Doubledeka oscillator, and a FSFX/Ian Fritz Teezer oscillator. Filters are the Q150 and Q107, and the MOTM 480. Reverbs are Valhalla."

4ms - DLD *Feedback Path Processing*

Published on Nov 10, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's something "from the cutting room floor" as it were ... Footage that I cut out of the main DLD video ([HERE]) which was still worth sharing. I was just conscious of going mad on the length of the full video.

I'm using The WMD Geiger Counter, LADIK EQ-5 / E-110 and TipTop Audio Z-DSP with the Halls Of Valhalla card to process the feedback paths on the DLD."

Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter w/ WMD modules

Published on Nov 10, 2016 William Mathewson

"Alex made a quick patch today with the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter, the WMD Performance Mixer, TRSHMSTR, and DPLR. Stereo panning, and Gain CV on the TRSHMSTR coming from the DAC outs on the Sequential Switch Matrix and it's Expand."

Echophon for Flanger, Chorus, VCO

Published on Nov 10, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"The Echophon is usually used for pitch-shifting and delay, but it is open-ended enough to be useful for a number of other time based effects. Thanx Tom Erbe ( and Michael Hetrick ( for patch ideas."

Tangerine Dream - Cloudburst flight 2016

Published on Nov 10, 2016 graal7

"Cloudburst flight 2016 from album force majeure
cover by graal7"

Sequential Prophet 6- Vintage/Classic sounds by Luke Neptune HD

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Luke Neptune

"25 mins of custom made P6 patches designed to sound vintage, warm and occasionally funky. Enjoy! (Watch in HD)


Division 6 - Business Card Sequencer - DIY Project - Midiverse - TV

Published on Nov 10, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out The Business Card Sequencer from Division 6. This is a DIY sequencer project that we recently finished building. PCBs for this project were handed out to the attendees of Knobcon 2016.

If you missed out, no worries. Full kits are available here -"

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

RMI DK-20 Rare Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"This rare early digital preset synthesizer powers on and is partially functional. The top 3 octaves play the internal preset sounds, some of the other control buttons seem to function, but the overall sound seems off and is severely out of tune.

This unit is being sold AS-IS with no functional guarantee, for parts & repair projects."

Roland JX-3P w/ PG-200 & Case

via this auction


Roland EF-303

via this auction

"This unit is in perfect condition, all sliders, buttons, knobs, switch work as new. Although this unit is marketed for it's famous Roland effects, the TB303 emulations, Bass synth and drum machine combined with the sequencer make it above and beyond just an effects box. I have run a Roland D70 106 SH3, Akai AX60, Hohner Bass 3, Korg EMX1, E-Mu Morpheus and MC303 with Epic results."

Access Virus Ti Desktop V5.0.8

via this auction

"The Virus engine is still the best VA synth made. Its essentially a synth chameleon. Can do Moog, Roland Juno, Roland SH, TB, ARP, prophets and much more."

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fully programmable. Semi-weighted 61-key keyboard. Over 1,000 parameters per patch. It combines additive synthesis and PCM sampled waveforms to layer and combine to design a whole range of sounds. Plenty of LFO modulation, filters and envelope controls to shape and morph sounds. On-board multi-effects. It has a 40,000 note capacity and 40 tracks. Real-time record and step-edit modes are available and the sequencer is pretty straight forward. 12 dedicated knobs for hands-on control of filter, LFO and envelope parameters. There are 4 user-definable knobs and 2 assignable switches. The K5000S also has a 40-pattern arpeggiator on-board with 8 user-definable patterns. K5000's have been used by Kraftwerk."

Yamaha CS-50 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks SN 07155 w/ extra EPROMs

via this auction

"SCI Drumtraks - drummachine - 1 main out + 6 ind. outs - syncs to MIDI clock - has MIDI

...recently serviced it, cleaned all pots and contacts. 100% functional and clean. The only cosmetic flaws are two scratches on the backside of the device.

It comes with 11 additional EPROMs I purchased off Winecountry a few years ago with following sounds

Alternate Bass
Mouthclicks Fingersnaps
Conga Slap Agogo Bell
Pitchbend Cowbell
Rock TOM #1
Electronic Snare #1 Rim
Electronic Snare #2 Noise
Electronic TOM #1
Electronic TOM #2"

Shapeshifter Avalanche Run

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Matthew Shaw

"Shapeshifter Avalanche Run composition based on my #3modulechallenge.
Intellijel Shapeshifter pitch controlled by Maknoise Pressure Points quantised by a Doepfer A 156, Shapeshifter 'Shape 1' modulated by Makenoise Maths. Shapeshifter main output sent to Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run, manual manipulation of Avalanche Run's 'Tone' control."

Moog modular KarnEvil9 3rd impression ending sequence with remote control

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Voyager TheSonsOfEve

E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) crime & mystery soundtrack style "Stranger Things"

Published on Nov 10, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

Inspired by crime & mystery movie soundtracks like Stranger Things

all synthesizer sounds: E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking
fx: reverb and delay"

Metroid - Ridley's Lair (Analog Synth remake)

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Luminist

"I wanted to find out what the original NES Metroid soundtrack would be like if it was remade with REAL synths, 70s/80s style. Here's Ridley's Lair.

All sounds were generated with a Korg MS20 Mini, then processed with some juicy studio effects to make things more atmospheric.

Original composition by Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - any credit goes to him for writing such an immersive soundtrack in the first place. Happy 30 years of Metroid!!"

Dataline - Could be Better

Published on Nov 10, 2016 MrDataline

5 axoloti synth setup presentation

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Matthew Tyas

"An explanation of the different axoloti synths being used during my most recent performance in Zaragoza. You can discover the extent on synthesis offered by the axoloti board, from east coast to west coast and even crossing seas."

Rebel Technology OWL Max Tutorials

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Rebel Technology

"Get Max Gen patches running on the OWL with the online compiler.

The OWL is a powerful DSP platform available as a guitar pedal and a Eurorack module, which can store and run Max Gen patches standalone, without the need for a connected laptop.

You can find the template and example patches on GitHub:

A text version of this tutorial is available here:"

OWL Max Tutorial 1: Getting Started
OWL Max Tutorial 2: Delay
OWL Max Tutorial 3: Tempo Sync Delay
OWL Max Tutorial 4: XFade Delay
OWL Max Tutorial 5: PGL (Pitch Grain Looper) Introduction

Max Gen on the Rebel Technology OWL

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Rebel Technology

"Cherif uses Gen to run Max patches on the Rebel Technology OWL Modular.

Try out Cherif's patches online:
Pitch Grain Looper
TX Delay

You can find Cherif's music here:"

Minilogue multitrack

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Nilspils73

"A simple multitrack recording with four tracks using the Korg Minilogue (3x percussion, 1x arpeggio).
For the main arpeggio I used the Internal sequencer and random polyphonic arpeggiator set to different divisions, to create long sequences with variations.
Delay and compression added."

Ambianta - 96 patches for Nord Lead 4

Published on Nov 10, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Thanks to my friend Nord, I had for a short time this beautiful synthesizer: Nord Lead 4. I can say with all my heart (and ears) that this is one of the closest VA to the analog sound and feeling.
The pack is available on
This is a demo of patches 1 to 60, 75 to 80 and 90 to 96 (made on the run, sorry about that). No audio processing was made. I used only the internal effects (delay and reverb) of the Nord Lead 4. Patches are including 1 to 3 morph variation."

Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer + RE-150 Space Echo

Published on Nov 9, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer + RE-150 Space Echo test"

subtokyoshop on eBay

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