MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

George Hall Synthesiser Tutorials with the Studiologic Sledge

Published on Oct 30, 2015 David Clements

"George Hall presents a series of videos demonstrating how to get classic synth sounds using his Studio Logic synthesizer."

George Hall Synthesiser Tutorial Part 1 Introduction
George Hall Synthesiser Tutorial Part 2 Super Saw
George Hall Synthesiser Tutorial Part 3 Village Ghetto Land
George Hall Video Tutorial Part 4 Jump
George Hall Synthesiser tutorial part 5, Winwood and Moroder sounds
George Hall Synthesiser tutorial part 6. Brassy sounds.
George Hall Video 7, Synth Bass Sounds

StudioLogic Sledge 2.0 Black Edition

via this auction

"Big, meaty three-oscillator virtual analog synth, with the option for wavetables or samples on Osc 1. Sledge has been described as a stripped down, knob-per-function Blofeld (the sound engine is by Waldorf), and having played the Blofeld I can say that's about right."

Side note: I discovered the video series by George Hall from this listing, and thought it deserved its own post.

New Synthrotek Octave Fuzz Eurorack Synth Module

Synthrotek Octave Fuzz Eurorack Synth Module Demo Video

Published on Nov 17, 2016 synthrotek

"The Octave Fuzz is our take on the classic 70's SuperFuzz circuit, made into a Eurorack module. We've also improved on some aspects of the original as well, including an increased output.

-Two distinct voices like the original-switchable between scooped midrange, massive midrange bump.

-Agressive sounding. It will sound massive and in-your-face like no other circuit can. This is for sonic explorers and heavy music only. In short, it's not useful for EVERYTHING, but the things it DOES do it excels at. Sounds especially killer for keyboard and bass sounds.


- Scoop switch for a 'scooped' mirange, or to have a midrange boost.

- CV input over the Expander part of the circuit (similar to gain)

- True wet/dry mix.

- 6hp

- 35mm (1 3/8") Deep

Current Draw:

24mA @ -12v

32mA @ +12v

0mA @ +5v"

E951 LOOPING EXPANDER For The E950 Circuit Bent VCO

Published on Nov 17, 2016 John L Rice

"Overview of features and quick demo fiddling with the new expander!

Many thanks to Paul at Synth Tech!"

Winter on the Plains

Published on Nov 17, 2016 davidryle

"Roland D50 used for the piece.

Additional support modules from the Eurorack are used for coloration and a loop drone at the end. Modules include Zvex Instant Lo Fi Junky, Mutable Instruments Clouds, The Harvestman Piston Honda, Makenoise Maths, Phonogene & Echophon, TipTop Z-DSP (Valhalla Shimmer), and Music Thing Turing Machine.

The D50 was run into a Q118 Instrument Interface for gain prior to the modular and the final stereo output from the Z-DSP was sent through a dotcom Q113 Mixer.

Seven tracks recorded in Cubase, video edited in Final Cut Pro."

Rheyne - "Routine Breakdown" for Sequenced Jam #4

For those interested, the breakdown video for Rheyne's Sequenced Jam #4 has been added to this post.

MATRIXSYNTH Goes to School!

Well, in spirit at least!

via @Aud-iOS of

"@matrixsynth wore my shirt to parent-teacher conferences tonight... I rock!"

Yes you do!

I hear you can hypnotize teachers with that T-Shirt. It's a green on black thing. Always puts you in a trance. Just ask Roland.

Audulus Build Podcast #7: Gate Timer

Published on Nov 17, 2016 audulus

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"The Audulus Build Podcast hosted by Bimini Road explains how to approach building your own custom synthesizer modules with Audulus.

Send your build requests to - he'll show you how to make anything you want!

Note: This series assumes familiarity with the menus and basic functions of Audulus and modular synthesis in general. If you need a more basic introduction to Audulus, check out the introductory tutorials [posted here - Note Part 6 on how to upload and down load patches in iOS has been added as well.]

This episode Mark shows you how he made the g Timer, which counts the number of seconds a gate stays high.

SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy an Expert Sleepers ES-8 from Century Sound Labs at the link below, you'll receive a free copy of Audulus on the platform of your choice.

Follow us on Instagram!"

4MS Dual Looping Delay Demo

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

Make Noise Erbe-Verb demo

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

Novation Circuit #Korg Volca & Monotribe Live #Marcin Kamiński Music

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Plekyn Records

"Next Live with Novation Circuit like Heart of my setup. I use Korg Volca Bass and Keys, Waldorf Rocket, Korg Monotribe and iOS apps like iProphet and Launchkey controling MIDI sqencer from Circuit.
I thing is strange music .
Marcin Kamiński Music
Plekyn Records 2016"

1970s ARP 2600 w /3604-P Controller

via this auction

"1970s ARP Synth w/3604-P Controller,looks and sounds great"

2002 Alesis Andromeda A6 16-Voice Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Alesis Andromeda A6 16-Voice Analog Synthesizer! All Voices Tune!! No bugs or glitches to worry about like some other A6 owners have experienced. 2002 build!"

Are 2002 builds known to be more stable? Curious what the SN range is.

LEPLOOP V2 Synthesizer, Sequencer, Drum Machine

via this auction

"This is a rare synth from Italy with handmade wood casing. I bought it last year but i have only used it a handful of times. It has been sitting in the box in which it came.

Condition: In great condition, pretty much like new as i haven't really used it.

Quote from the creators' website
"Small in nature but aggressive in sound, the user will be able to create a variety of analog timbres and beats."
"Leploop was designed to be a minimalist electronic music live-performance groove-box, which can be used to create a variety of musical styles."

2 vco's
dedicated kick-drum generator with resonance, distortion and accent controls
white noise generator
24db/octave lpf-vcf
2 vca's
2 attack-release eg's
16 step analog sequencer
4 track, 32 step digital sequencer
4 channel mixer
Along with more little awesome quirks packed into a small compact box!"

Vermona DRM1 MKIII Analog Drum Synthesizer SN D 15555 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Buchla 12/8 phrase ~ phase

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Ebotronix

Buchla System #1 (two tracks, 12 notes shift)
Clavia D Drum 4se
Simmons Clap Trap ( two tracks)
Akai MFC 42 (opposite ~ 8 bar panning)
Lexicon PCM 80 / 90
Yamaha MCS 2
Mackie the mixer²
Logic Sequencer
vid # 1633

Make Noise Dub

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Thulo

"Dub improvisation on my make noise system.

Only make noise modules exept: intellijel planar, as spring reverb and nw2s I/O. Find me at soundcloud as Sönderfall"

WInd and Chimes

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Human Koala

"Modular + Analog Rytm Little Jam
RIngs, hertz donut clouds qmmg warps renée maths pressure point frames"

Noodling with synth friends

Published on Nov 17, 2016 FlavioB

Short and very spontaneous recording.
Moog MiniMoog model D
Roland SH-101
DSI Prophet 08
Roland TR-606
Moog MF-104M
Alesis Andromeda A6

Benjolin + Elements = Automatic scary drone generator

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Quincas Moreira

"creating atmospheres for a movie soundtrack with my modular"

MFB 522 & MXR Distortion+ CSP104

Published on Nov 17, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"MFB 522 - MXR Distortion+

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Haters Io

Published on Nov 17, 2016 MrSharps02

"experimenting with polymeter and probabilistic/logic sequencing to squeeze as much variation out of one pattern as i can. modular pads, octatrack drums, analog four everything else."

Vicmod Ensemble Live at Melbourne Music Week

VICMOD ENSemble - LIVE @ State Library Victoria 2016 - MMW

Published on Nov 17, 2016 11brassmonkey11

VICMOD - Workshop - MMW 2016

Published on Nov 17, 2016 11brassmonkey11

Update: videos above added. Pics below.

"A live sound art performance piece performed live in the Queens Hall at the State Library of Victoria for Melbourne Music Week on the 13th November 2016.


- Modular Performers
Simon Birds
Ross Healy
Ben Willis
Adrien Harris
Guy Taylor
Grant Atkinson
Rosalin Yuen
Jeremy Toland

- Live Visuals
Jess Ramsey

- Production and Editing
Ben Willis

- Filming
Ben Willis
Adrien Harris
Evan Lorden

- Audio Recording
Grant Atkinson

Special Thanks
Kevin Karlberg - Stable Music"

Some pics of Vicmod Ensemble's recent performance at Melbourne Music Week, Sunday, November 13, in the Melbourne State Library. 350 Melbournians were in attendance. The event focused on electronic music, with Severed Heads performing the following night. Ross Healy of Vicmod did a talk during the day on modular synth history and Vicmod, while the Vicmod crew did demos allowing the general public to play with eurorack modular systems. It looks like it was a great event.

Arturia Announces MiniLab MKII

Published on Nov 17, 2016 ARTURIA

"Arturia announces its new MIDI controller, MiniLab MKII, a keyboard for modern musician.
MiniLab MKII comes with Analog Lab Lite, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D

Music : Stéphane Schott ("

Arturia MiniLab MKII Introductory Tutorial

Published on Nov 18, 2016 ARTURIA

"In this Guided Tour discover the main features of the MiniLab MKII as well as it's integration with Analog Lab Lite & Ableton Live Lite."

"MiniLab MkII is a high quality, feature-packed controller which gives you hands-on access to the sounds in your virtual studio. Breathe new life into your sounds by playing, tweaking, tapping and twisting its rugged controls.

This powerful controller also comes with several critically acclaimed software titles that will have you creating professional recordings in no time. Analog Lab Lite lets you perform using hundreds of legendary synth, piano, organ & string machine sounds. Ableton Live Lite lets you record, arrange, and cultivate your musical ideas into a finished product. UVI Grand is a recreation of the Steinway Model D piano.

Enriched Controllium

Let’s take a closer look at what MiniLab MkII has to offer…

1. Shift button
Select MIDI presets and MIDI channels with this button.

2. Pad 1-8 / 9-16 button
Switch between two banks of eight pads.

3. Octave Transpose buttons
Octave transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard up and down.

4. Pitch Bend and Modulation touch strips
Accurate touch sensitive strips.

5. 16 Multi-Function Encoders
Assign these knobs to your favorite plug-in or DAW. Two of those encoders are clickable.

6. Multi-color velocity & pressure sensitive Pads
8 ultra responsive velocity and pressure sensitive pads.

7. 25 velocity sensitive Slim-Keys
Highly playable, compact format keyboard.

8. Footswitch input
Sends MIDI Note & CC data. Can be programmed for Gate or Toggle operation.

9. USB 2.0 port
Full-sized Type-B USB jack: Bus-powered, class-compliant. No drivers needed."

ROLAND V-SYNTH XT with original manuals and box

via this auction

Update: additional pics added.

Moog Source Analog Synthesizer / Professionally Serviced & Maintained

via this auction

"For sale is an excellent condition Moog Source. Just back from the tech's bench for some routine maintenance like power supply re-capping, wheel lubricating and contact cleaning. Works great! Beautiful warm punchy Moog sound!"

Studio Electronics SE-1 SN 2419

via this auction

Quasimidi Polymorph 1999 Black

via this auction

Roland OP-8 (cv dcb interface juno jupiter) SN 320726

via this auction

"The OP-8 is a interface designed to allow the MC-4 MicroComposer to automatically control polyphonic synthesizers such as the Jupiter-8 and Juno-60 which have the built-in DCB (Digital Communication Bus).

The Jupiter-8 and Juno-60 can be used to playback compositions from the MC-4 and the synthesizers program memory can then be used to add a wide variety of sounds to the composition.

The unit can be set to send out multitimbrally or polyphonically. Also great for creating semi-random drum patterns.

It can provide cv control of vcf and vca on a Jupiter 8 with the right connections. It has multiples, creating numerous creative possibilities."

Moog Sonic Six Vintage Duophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with Roland Case

via this auction

9090 Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Oberheim 70's SEM Module

via this auction

"This is not the standalone SEM. It's the module version that you would drop into a vintage Two Voice, Four Voice or Eight Voice synthesizer. (or you could incorporate into a modular system)"


via this auction

"A real collectors piece i have never seen another one. A favourite of James Murphy LCD Soundsystem.

The Portakit was Simmons' answer to Roland's Octapad. With 12 ergonomically arranged trigger zones, 7 additional inputs for external pads and one hihat controller it was probably the most advanced multi pad controller at that time.

'A pad to midi controller, the Portakit has 6 drum mic inputs as well as 7 built in dynamic pads. Up to 50 memories are on board, along with a pattern sequencer to memorize pad hits. The sequencer has a memory capacity of up to 10,000 events w/ auto quantize, programmable tempos, and overdub. Up to 12 sequences can be stored. Simmons is utilizing RForce sensing filmS technology to help eliminate crosstalk between pads, and there are ten dynamic curves to suit the players style. also included are inputs for bass drum and hi-hat pedals. The Simmons Portakit offers much more than a convenient way to trigger the sounds of MIDI Drum Machines and Samples in a compact kit format. Add bass drum and Hi-Hat pedals, and you can access a total of 14 playing surfaces in one portable package.

Force sensing film technology combined with a high-bounce rubber playing surface means no cross-talk between Pads and ensures a lively stick response. You can even choose a Dynamic Curve for each pad to suit your playing style. MIDI effects such as Pitch Bend, After Touch and Control Changes can also be generated by the Pads. The amount of the effect produced is proportional to the pressure you exert.

50 kit memories allow you to store MIDI notes, durations, dynamic curves and MIDI channels for each of the 14 pads. In addition, you can store Program Changes, a MIDI effect and Tempo for the kit.

Kits are recalled at the touch of a button, or external footswitch. For live use, you can pre-program the kits you want to use in one of 20 song memories and combine these with MIDI Start, Stop and Continue Commands along with MIDI Song Selects to reconfigure your entire MIDI set-up in seconds. An on-board polyphonic sequencer lets you record and overdub complex rhythm tracks. 12 sequences can be recorded.

The Simmons Portakit will read and generate MIDI clocks to sync to anything else. Six external inputs, coupled with Simmons unique LEARN facility enable you to cleanly trigger MIDI devices from Simmons pads, tape signals or even acoustic drum microphones.

This Portakit Pad-to-Midi Controller is in very good condition, fully functional, and includes a photocopy of the operation manual. The pad surfaces are in excellent condition, with excellent bounce and no cracking / drying out.

this ia big and heavy thing so postage reflects that, it will be sent bubblewrapped and reinforced and with full insurance/ tracking only.'"

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 023 - Strange Creatures

Published on Nov 17, 2016 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 067-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 025-

"This patch happened by accident when I was trying something out. Like it, recorded it.


Jasper Wasp Clone - Brighton Modular Meet 2016

Published on Nov 17, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's a quick play around the with Jasper. An EDP Wasp Clone. This was built by Mike Gorman 'MagMan' on Muffs and was on show at the Brighton Modular Meet from earlier this year."

Rabid Elephant Knobs

Published on May 4, 2016 Rabid Elephant

Modular Monthly: Making utilities exciting with Rabid Elephant Knobs

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Future Music Magazine

"Utilities might not be the most exciting type of module, but they're still hugely important and creative tools. Let's inject some excitement with Knobs from Rabid Elephant."

"Knobs is a highly playable, precision voltage processing utility. Two channels of configurable gain, offset, and slur feed a low-noise CV crossfader. This layout takes useful utility functions and makes them very playable and interactive.


Two voltage processing channels
Precision attenuversion with range switch for positive, negative, and bipolar gain adjustment. Control extents provide gains of exactly 0 or +/-1
+/- 5V offset adjustment with trimmed 5V precision reference
Slur adjustment up to 23 seconds
Low noise CV linear crossfader normalled to voltage processing channels
'Smooth detent' fader with precise settability of center position
Active switch for bypassing, zeroing, or applying processing
RGB voltage indications of signal polarity, amplitude, and zero value
Long life switches & potentiometers
Low loss, high speed active reverse voltage protection
Overcurrent protection
Low loss, long life, high rel power cable with keyed & latching connector
Extremely high build quality and reliability (click here for details)"

Sonic LAB: Erica Synths Pico Modular System

Published on Nov 17, 2016 sonicstate

"We take a look at the Erica Synths Pico System, an extremely compact set of Eurorack modules which include digital Pico VCO, Pico VCA Pico VCF1 and VCF3, Pico SEQ, Pico DRUMS, Pico Trigger, Pico A MIX, Pico DSP, Pico EG, Pico Output."

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978) RetroSound Soundscapes

Published on Nov 17, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1978
some self-programmed sounds by RetroSound

I prefer the Jupiter -4 over the big synth brothers Jupiter-6 and Jupiter-8.
The sound is stunnig, powerful and unique. Never perfect in tune, very good analog sound. Really a beast. :)"

Kick.S Live / X1007 ( Ambient Sequence )

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Korg electribe EX
Andromeda a6
EHX Cathedral
Mackie VLZ3

D16Group Repeater Teaser Video

Published on Nov 17, 2016 d16group

"Teaser of Repeater - The Vintage Modelled Delay"


Published on Nov 16, 2016 K0MABA

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