MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Analogue Solutions Polygene Poly MIDI Converter Eurorack Module Teaser

Published on Nov 15, 2016 rezfilter

"Polygene is a eurorack polyphonic MIDI to CV converter – 4 voice output that can be used to play your CV synths / modules as a 4 voice polysynth.

Why Do I need this MODULE? What’s So Special?

Simple to use, it’s the perfect way to have MIDI control over 4 CV synths, to play together as one poly synth.

Connect to 4 mono synths, e.g. Analogue Solutions Nyborg
Or, connect to Eurorack modules set up as 4 synth voices.

The Arpeggiator has no nonsense operation harking back to the days of early Roland synths such as the Jupiter 8 and SH101.

The Arpeggiator can also be used as a simple 16 note step sequencer. The arpeggiator also plays back the velocity amount that was used.

The Arpeggiator will control CV synths, but the note info is also sent to the MIDI Out socket as MIDI notes, so you can have it play a MIDI synth."

ARP Odyssey MKII 2813 SN 0579

via this auction

"Beautiful looking and sounding vintage ARP Odyssey Mk II 2813 in mint condition. Check the close up pics and see how great looking this synth is. An Odyssey in this condition is hard to find.

It's been thoroughly serviced and restored by a professional tech who has worked on numerous vintage synths. His work included replacement of all rear panel jacks, all electrolytic capacitors, various failing components, a few trim pots, and rebuilding of two sliders. He added a free-running LFO switch on the back panel and performed a recalibration of the synth. Immediately prior to the servicing, I replaced all key bushings and thoroughly cleaned and relubed the sliders. This service was performed around 4 years ago.

This synth sounds fantastic and all functions work exactly as they should. It's like stepping back in time. This synth doesn't feel like it's 40 years old. It seems more like a year or two old.

In spite of all the love and attention this synth has received, there are a couple of sliders that are scratchy on occasion. The scratchiness is only by feel. It doesn't affect the audio."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer SN 0447

via this auction

Monome / Mannequins ISMS System Videos by mudlogger

Om by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Live modular improvisation using Monome Earthsea and ISMS system."

Last Orders by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Live modular improvisation using Monome Earthsea and Grid. This is a Monome / Mannequins ISMS system."

Glitch Out by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Live improvisation using Radiomusic, Mutable Rings and Ears modules"

Knarly Buchla 259e Parts 2 & 3

Knarly Buchla 259e part 2

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Todd Barton

"This is a continuing development of my simple patch from yesterday. Adding another cable and changing the modulation functions. Better audio here:"

Knarly Buchla 259e part 3

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Todd Barton

"adding more cables to the original two-cable patch. for better audio:"

All parts here.

Vintage 1974 Minimoog Model D SN 6591

via this auction

"In great cosmetic condition. Only a few scuffs/nicks in the wood, mainly in front on each side from keyboard stand. rubbing it (see pics). One small blemish on the front panel on the word "Output". Other than that, this is in really amazing good shape! Key bushings were replaced a couple years ago, so it has great feel. Every key, knob, wheel, light, etc is in working order. It stays in pretty good tune, but needs to be calibrated. No MIDI
SN# 6571"

1970s Moog Multimoog Analog Synthesizer SN 1999

via this auction, and on Reverb.

"It is in nearly pristine condition! All functions work great & sounds unbelievable. Has incredible Moog filter, sample & hold, modulation, ribbon mod, CV & Gate control, 44 keys, etc."

MFB 522 Drumcomputer

Published on Nov 15, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Messing around with a 522 drum machine.

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Erica Synths - PICO DSP *first patch*

Published on Nov 15, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first play around with the PICO DSP joined by the PICO DRUMS and RND modules too. There's also a kick from the Hexinverter Mutant BD9, Snare like thumb from an "FM'd" Mutable Instruments Rings and a short 16th note like clave sound from a resonant "FM'd" Mutable Instruments Ripples into Streams. This is all mixed into the WMD Performance Mixer."

via Erica Synths

"Erica Pico DSP is a small brother of our recognized Black Hole DSP module. It features 8 custom effects with two adjustable parameters and CV control over the first parameter.


8 great sounding stereo custom effects
2 adjustable parameters per effect
CV control over the first parameter
Dry/Wet control
Stereo output
Colour coded effects selection
With Pico Series we challenged ourselves – can we make ANY superior functionality synth module 3HP wide and affordable? Yes, we can.

Price: 120EUR
+ 21% VAT for individual customers in EU without EU VAT registration number + shipping"

Rossum Evolution Filter vs Moog Sub Phatty - A comparison by WMD

Published on Nov 15, 2016 William Mathewson

"In this video, Alex conducts a comparison of the two ladder filters, which when filtering a single saw wave sounds almost identical until it comes to the Q compensation and "species" knobs that are unique to the Evolution.

Alex is a huge fan of the classic Moog sound and was looking to integrate a similar voice into his live performance rig which includes a WMD/SSF Monolith Case. He brought in his Sub Phatty for a fun, semi-clinical comparison and decided to make quick a video so he could share the results with you.

Love Moog bass but want even more phatness with some resonant filtering? This might be the one for you :)

Both synths are recorded directly into the Tascam DR40's external inputs."


via this auction

Expert Sleepers FH-1 + Disting mk3 Arpeggiator with QU-Bit Electronix Chord

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Bimini Road

"This video shows you how to use 3 Expert Sleepers Disting envelope/VCA combos to turn the QU-Bit Chord into a killer arpeggiator. Also featuring the STG Soundlabs Mankato filter and the L-1 Tube VCA."

November 15 2016 - Akai s950 + Juno 6 + Yamaha CS-10 + Atari ST

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Michal Patulski

Moogfest and Art Of Cool Announce New Partnership and Launch with DURM Flex Pass

Moogfest and Art Of Cool are offerering a limited edition DURM Flex Pass available November 14 - December 5, while supplies last.

"Durham, North Carolina - (November 15, 2016) -

In partnership, Moogfest and Art of Cool (AOC) present a first-time-ever promotion celebrating Durham’s diverse history in music, art and technology. For a limited time from today until December 5 at 11:59pm ET, and while supplies last, a DURM Flex Pass is available for purchase. Priced at only $249, DURM Flex pass offers full festival access to fans interested in attending both AOC Fest 2017 and Moogfest 2017.

Shelly Green, President & CEO of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau comments on the upcoming partnership of events, “We are so excited that Durham, North Carolina will once again be hosting both the Art of Cool Festival and Moogfest in 2017. They are both great events, but combined, Durham will host the best 30 days of music and tech in the country. Offering a DURM Flex Pass seems like a win-win so people can have unprecedented access to performances, talks and interactive experiences with the best musicians and minds in the world.”

Moogfest, a three day tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world is a celebration of the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Since 2004, it has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians in a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration across time and space, in commerce and culture.

In 2016 Moogfest moved to its new home in Durham NC, and returns on May 18-21, 2017. Moogfest is excited to announce its partnership with Art of Cool, which since 2011 has been presenting live jazz and educating the local community about jazz in Durham. AOC provides a remixed experience of the Black American Music Festival. The three-day AOC Festival features forward thinking jazz, alternative soul and mature hip hop in its mission to expand the audience of jazz as well as innovative thought.

Please visit for this special offer.

For more information on AOC’s recent talent announcement, visit"

Novation Circuit Template for Easily Playing Notes with Samples

Published on Oct 22, 2016 loopop

"Hello! I'm sharing a template that will let you play your Novation Circuit samples melodically. Please watch the tutorial so you'll know what to do."

Novation Circuit hack/template for playing melodies with samples - version 2

Published on Oct 24, 2016 loopop

"Hi there! This is an advanced version of the template for playing melodies with Novation Circuit samples. This version includes major, chromatic and blues scales. Please watch the first tutorial for details on how to use this template.

Here's a link to download it:"

Syncing Akai Tomcat with Korg Volcas and Monotribe, analog synth and drum machine jam Bass Keys FM

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Expanding Sound

"The Akai Tomcat is an analog drum machine with 5 different manipulative drum voices. I think it sounds great, and sites like Musicians Friend run 99 dollar deals on them from time to time. For an analog drum machine with pulse sync and midi input/output thats a heck of a deal.

This was a fun jam to make, with the intention of testing how well the Akai machine would play with my other favorite cost efficient analog boxes, the Korg Volcas. Happy to report not many issues, though you want to make sure you don't use a Monotribe or Volca Bass as your master unit. They don't have Tempo Note Value on their front ends, so you want to make sure you set your tempo value with a separate unit to keep those two from playing double time. The Tomcat Proved to be a great starting point, and made me realize with its midi output as well you can use it as a great brain for a lot of different types of jams."

ARP 2600 (Orange On Black 2601 Model) With 3620 Keyboard SN 0909

Published on Nov 3, 2016 owendbills's channel

"A demo of my ARP 2600 Semi Modular synthesizer, This is the newer 2601 model with the 3620 duophonic keyboard that was manufactured from 1977-81. I have owned this synthesizer since 1983 and have recently had it restored."

via this auction

"It is in very good condition for it's age; all modules seem to be working as are both speakers and the built in reverb section. The case and tolex have some minor scratches and there is some oxidation on the corners of the cases, the type of normal wear and tear that you would expect of an instrument of this age. See the attached photos and video for details. The proprietary power cable and the attached keyboard connecting the keyboard to the synthesizer are included as well as the original covers for both the synthesizer and keyboard and .pdf files of the original ARP 2600 manual, Patch Book, and Service Manual."

Arp String Ensemble SE IV

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Freeze Mama

via this auction

"There is some rust discoloration on the metal behind the Volume and Sustain Length sliders, but it does not affect play at all."

Technics Sy-1010 Music Synthesizer

Published on Feb 4, 2016 henrybetzbrown

via this auction

"Mint condition technics sy 1010 analog synth, 100% original Japanese domestic model, works perfectly. A single VCO, LFO, VCF, ADSR, VCA mono synth with great routing, ala the moog micromoog, with a very similar filter. Suuuper fat, and so simple even an incredibly talented, beautiful, and above average child can play it. Enjoy!"

KORG M-500SP Micro-Preset Vintage Analog Synth - M500 with Speaker - SN 781345

via this auction

"Up for sale is KORG M-500SP Micro-Preset vintage analog synthesizer. One of the most earliest and rarest synths Korg produced in the '70s, M-500SP is M-500 with built-in speaker on the bottom of the unit.

The unit appears to be working reasonably well, all the keys and sliders and buttons worked fine when I tested. However I noticed some of the keys have unstable pitch which could do with some servicing/adjustment as there is also a slight scratch noise on a few of the knobs when controlling. The speaker is sounding fine..."

EML 500 Electrocomp Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Check out the side panels and back. That's some hefty wood.

Emu SP12 Turbo Sampling Drum Machine SN 1699

via this auction

"Emu SP12 Turbo sampling drum computer, in excellent condition, includes foam carrying case."

E-mu SP-12 Turbo - Serviced and Restored with New Display

via this auction

"New OLED LCD, New Battery. Display Contrast MOD was installed for variable brightness level of the LCD. Unit was professionally cleaned and calibrated as well.

Only minor aesthetic point that needs to be addressed is that the last slider on the crash is slightly different from every other slider."

E-Mu Systems SP-12 Turbo Sampling Drum Machine SN 1076

via this auction

Roland XP50 Workstation Synthesiser Demo

Published on Nov 15, 2016 JMPSynth

"A short demo of custom sounds created on my Roland XP50. A favourite synth for many years that can create fantastic sounds with some programming.

This synth has the Vintage Synth, Techno, Dance & Orchestral II expansions installed and may include waveforms from them."

808 Documentary Coming to Apple Music on December 9th

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Beats 1 Radio

"808, the heart of the beat that changed music. The acclaimed documentary that chronicles the incredible legacy of the TR808 drum machine will be exclusively available on Apple Music December 9th 2016. Discover the iconic records, artists and producers influenced by the 808's unique beats and find out the secret behind its sudden discontinuation.

Start Your Free Trial:
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1010music Introduces Bitbox Touch Screen Eurorack Sampler Module

"1010music Ships bitbox, the First Touch Screen Eurorack Sampler Module

Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2016 - 1010music ( is shipping bitbox, a revolutionary new 26HP Eurorack sampler that features an app-style interface to provide modular synthesizer systems with on-the-fly, synchronized, 24-bit audio recording and playback of up to 16 simultaneous samples. Use bitbox to quickly record the output of cool patches and electronic jams as high-quality files. Recordings can be locked to the patch clock and recorded to bar/sync boundaries, so there is no fussing to find loop points. For playback, just launch any combination of up to 16 audio clips via a simple touch screen grid interface designed for speed and function. Creative options abound and include triggering samples as loops or one-shots via MIDI, CV Gate and modulation. Use modulation inputs to launch rows of up to four clips at a time to easily create complex, new layers of sounds. Save or load up to 12 banks of samples to microSD card, so you can easily recreate your set and/or use the samples and loops in Mac or PC applications. There’s even support for Ableton Live format.

Bitbox adds new creative possibilities to Eurorack, with its straight-forward touch screen interface, high-quality 24-bit recording, and innovative sample manipulation capabilities.

• Playback of up to 16 simultaneous samples from internal memory or up to 4 directly from microSD. • Trigger samples via touch screen, CV gate inputs, or MIDI input
• Import or export WAV files with your Mac or PC using a microSD card (included)
• Free samples including beats and other samples by producer Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle)
• 24-bit/48kHz stereo input for high quality recordings, with stereo output and two mono effects sends
• Stereo or mono recording with the option to synchronize start/stop times to clock inputs with a maximum recording time of up to 4 hours
• Multiple clip Launch Modes, including One-Shot, Toggle, Gate, and a Repeat mode to allow quantized retriggering of clips while a key is held or via the touch screen. Normal playback resumes when the key or button is released.
• Scene Trigger, which plays back an entire row of four clips/loops at once via touch screen or modulation inputs (which can also be assigned to modulate sample start, length, or pitch)
• Playback can be immediate or synchronized to analog or MIDI clock
• Control of sample parameters, including start position, length, gain, loop mode, launch quantization and pitch, including pitch modulation via CV input
• Save/recall up to 12 different banks of samples and their configuration
• Import bitbox Presets (a 4x4 bank of samples with playback parameters) directly into Ableton Live
• Accepts TRS MIDI input compatible with Arturia and other products
• 26 HP Eurorack compatible. +12V: 350mA, -12V: 0mA, 5V: 0mA
bitbox can be purchased for $599.95 direct from 1010music starting 11/14/2016 or through it’s fine network of dealers you can find at For user or dealer inquiries please contact For review and press inquiries, please contact
About 1010music

1010music is a new company providing innovative digital music solutions. Some of our past work includes Traktor DJ by Native Instruments, which earned Apple’s App of the Year in 2013, Looptastic which was a top 10 selling app for 2010, and MixMeister, which is now part of inMusic. We look forward to pushing the boundaries of music creation wherever and whenever possible."

The Prodigy "We Eat Rhythm" recreated on Poison-202 by Jim Pavloff

Published on Nov 15, 2016 jimpavloff

iTunes: Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer - Dmitrij Pavlov

"This remake is written in Cubasis 2 on iPad Pro using 20 instances of Poison-202 Audio Unit. All sounds are being generated by Poison-202 synthesizer, except the vocal sample, taken from The Last Poets 'The Shalimar' track."

Polymoog and Prodigy Jam (by Synthpro)

Published on Nov 15, 2016 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This was a video I made several months ago while moving, its rough with poor quality but figured I would share. I was testing out a Moog prodigy I had restored and came up with quite a nice little jam session.

What you are hearing is the Polymoog being used as the master controller over the Prodigy using Moog's Open Interface setup. The polymoog was quite a powerful Mono based CV controller and allows for keyboard split and other really nice features.

Thanks for watching and support!


Alessandro Cortini "Everything ends here" on the MODULÖR114

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Davide Mancini

"A rendition of this simple and beatiful piece of music made entirely with my MODULÖR114 eurorack synthesizer. With just a little help from a 4 steps DIY stepsequencer. Apart from the pleasure of playing (not perfectly...) such nice music, this video shows how you can create three different melodic lines and independent sounds with just our synthesizer. A detailed 'making of' video will follow."

ARP ODYSSEi iOS App Review - Midiverse - TV - MVM #52

Published on Nov 15, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV


"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a brand new iOS app from Korg, the ARP ODYSSEi.

We'll quickly talk about the layout, then plug in our MIDI controller and scroll through some of the preset patches."


ARP ODYSSEi iOS App - Exploring the Presets - MVM #53

Published on Nov 22, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out the new iOS app from Korg, the ARP ODYSSEi.

So, we're going to be checking out the second half of the preset patches, that we didn't get to in the full review that we uploaded last week."

Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Static and effect based layers

Published on Nov 15, 2016 NordKeyboards

"In this new Nord Lead A1 tutorial series Swedish keyboardist and composer Albin Westerlind will focus on creative sound design using the Nord Lead A1 and how to make patches optimized for live performances.

All patches in this tutorial series will be available for download here:

JasperIN CV/Gate & MIDI Tests

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Altitude909

JasperIN wasp midi interface midi test

Published on Nov 15, 2016

The Jasper is by Wagner & Hugget.

Arturia DrumBrute MatrixBrute presentation @DLX Music Oslo

Published on Nov 15, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Arturia came to Oslo for a short visit, to showcase their new DrumBrute and MatrixBrute machines. One cheap'ish analog drum machine, and one beast of a matrix synth, with a huge number of modulation posibilities.

Antoine from Arturia's sales department walked us through much of the functionality of both of these new machines that are just about to be released.



Published on Nov 15, 2016 LESINDES

"It can be so easy to bring some really sterile and digital presets to analog livelyness, making them assertive lead or deep and moving pads. It is just combining ELECTRO HARMONIX GRAPHIC FUZZ with KORG VOLCA FM and fooling around a littel :-)"



Published on Dec 4, 2016 LESINDES

"It can be so easy to bring some really sterile and digital presets to analog livelyness, making them assertive lead or deep and moving pads. It is just combining ELECTRO HARMONIX GRAPHIC FUZZ with KORG VOLCA FM and fooling around a little :-)"

Tocante Karper Love 5

Published on Nov 15, 2016 Smokey Quartz

"In this demonstration of Tocante Karper Love I play the Karper by the lake as the clouds, boats and waves pass

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