MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Dark Explorations: Eurorack + Make Noise 0-Coast

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Just trying stuff out... Modules used (by order of appearance):

Music Thing Modular RADIO MUSIC (x2)
Make Noise TEMPI
Sputnik Modular SELECTOR
Intellijel Designs METROPOLIS
Mutable Instruments BRAIDS
Intellijel Designs DIXIE II+
Mutable Instruments ELEMENTS
Mutable Instruments RINGS
Make Noise 0-COAST

Processing and Modulation by Mutable Instruments PEAKS,
Mutable Instruments CLOUDS, Make Noise RICHTER WOGGLEBUG and Expert Sleepers DISTING.
Hear more of my music at -
And on my record label -"



Published on Dec 9, 2016 once upon a synth

"A tutorial on how to synthesize bass drum sounds on the DSI Pro 2 synthesizer. Synthesizing a bass/kick drum is relatively simple. The main idea is to simulate the response of a membrane being struck by a mallet. The crude approximation involves a sine wave whose frequency starts off really high but quickly drops down. The sine wave is achieved either via a sine wave oscillator directly or via a resonant low pass filter during self oscillation. In both cases, the sine wave's frequency is modulated via an ADSR envelope generator. In this video I demonstrate both approaches as well as adding effects like distortion or some of the character FX on the Pro 2. Finally I end with a simple demonstration of what the Pro 2's bass drum sounds like along with a Korg Volca Beats which I've synced via MIDI.

Let me know in the comments below if you guys have any other tips with regards to synthesizing kick drums. I'm still learning all this stuff so hopefully we can help each other out!

00:36 - Theory
00:59 - Synthesis
06:44 - Demo"

Post Camp - a 96BPM patch for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Luke Killen

"Some grinding textures coming from a Modulated Sputnik Dual Oscillator, next to some bell bird like pings and melodic trills.
A slow marching bass drum and an occasional burst of noise."


Published on Dec 9, 2016


Warming up,making noise, Jamming with Rolandaira & some other classic hardware gems!

(Calentamiento, haciendo ruido, Jamming con Rolandaira y algunas otras gemas de hardware clásico! )

#Ibiza 2016"

Synthrotek Case Power Mini For all Those Tight Spaces

via Synthrotek

"Power. More. Power. Albeit, smaller.

The Case Power Mini is a smaller, more affordable version of our Case Power. It is safe, clean, quiet, and will power small Eurorack systems. Connecting Case Power Mini to your current bus board system is easy with our molex Connector or Molex adapter cable. We have 3U or 1U power entry panels available, but Case power Mini doesn't have to take up valuable HP space; you can wire a jack, LED and switch into your case and easily attach them to the board.

Cool retro "mini" ad. Synthrotek is definitely good at them.

Follow-up to this post.

Vibes - (Korg electribe sampler vs xoxbox TB-303 Clone)

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Phone Records

STS Serge Animate Shop Panel w/ PS2A Power Supply

via this auction

SN 10178

"STS Serge Animate Shop Panel w/ PS2A Power Supply, 4.5" Chassis w/ Rack Ears and 13 Patch Cables

Excellent condition, purchased 10/2015. I am only selling to downsize my equipment. Kept in a smoke free, dust free studio, extremely well kept. The only sign of wear is on the top of the chassis from being rack mounted with another STS Serge panel."

Synth Jam 45: Novation Circuit, Arturia Microbrute & Arturia BeatStep Pro

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Marcus Padrini

Bass, Drums and Chords: Novation Circuit.
Synth Lead 1: Arturia Microbrute.
Synth Lead 2: Moog Sub 37 controlled by BeatStep Pro.

Tobacco - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) w/ Two DSI Prophet-6s

Published on Nov 18, 2016 KEXP

Dual DSI Prophet-6s - one keyboard & one desktop. And a Korg MicroSampler! :)

"http://KEXP.ORG presents Tobacco performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded October 7, 2016.

Warlock Mary
Memory Girl

Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore"

New Ants! Analog Modular Synthesizer From Plankton Electronics

Currently on kickstarter.

"An affordable modular analog synthesizer. Make your music with this pure analog sound machine.

Ants! is:

Analog: true analog electronics and sound.

Modular: connect the different parts and functions with standard 3.5mm pacth cords to create from classic to weird and new sounds.

Affordable: Ants! retail price will be 480€. Just a fraction of the cost of a basic eurorack modular system.

Compatible: 100% compatible with the eurorack voltage system and patching cords. It can be expanded it with most of the eurorack modules available in the market.

Portable: small size and desktop format.

Big: despite the small size Ants! have a lot of features which make it very powerful and versatile. Much more than a basic modular system.


4 Oscillators: yes, 4! V/Oct triangle-core oscillators. 2 of them switchable to LFO. Combining sinusoidal, triangle, saw, square and pulse with PWM. Play chords, detuned basses, octaved leads, drums, and frequency modulated sounds.

2 LFOs: 2 low frequency oscillators with triangle, square and pulse outputs.

VCF: switchable analog 12dB low-pass / 6db high-pass filter with resonance. At high input volumes it distort the signal. Self oscillating. It can sound crystal clear or really dirty.

2 A/R envelopes: 2 attack - release envelopes with manual and external controls. Working at different times.

Mixer: 3 input mixer. Mix oscillators, envelopes, noise or any other AC or DC signal.

2 VCAs: control the level of the signals with 2 analog VCAs.

Noise: a white noise source!

Sample and Hold: create random voltages, stepped sequences or dither your sounds or even your own voice.
AND gate: logic AND gate. Combine oscillators to create new waves, combine LFOs to create different patterns or mix your control signals to create complex modulations.

MIDI to CV: connect any MIDI keyboard, sequencer or computer and transform the digital signal to analog voltages for controlling the synth.

49 patch points, 28 potentiometers, 5 switches and 8 leds.

Normalized: Some connections are already made between some functions. Just connect your Midi or CV controller and play the synth without patching it. You can break any connection by plugging a patch cord to the normalized input."

See the kickstarter campaign for more.

The Waldorf Wave II

You are looking at renders of what was to be the Wadorf Wave II, designed by Axel Hartmann, the man behind the upcoming 20 Electronics synth, and hardware designer for numerous manufacturers including Access, Moog, and of course Waldorf. There was also the Waldorf Stromberg that never made it into production.

"Got to pull these out again . . . from somewhere in our archives. This baby was supposed to be the "Wave II", back in the days, somewhere around the year 2000. We have been working on some wicket ideas then; - wanted to use huge trackballs, to create animated surround sound coming directly out of that machine. Also, for the lefthand controls, we were trying to implement some ideas that I had years before, when working on the "Gambit" study. I was asking myself; - why should a keyboard player, who is capable of doing the wildest things with his left hand, be limited to using just the hand or the thumb to control things . . . so we came up with the 4 dynamic switches array; - one switch for each finger, in combination with a pitch bender, that we stole from Hans / Nord (sorry for that, but it is such a GREAT thingie . . .). The switches have been located ergonomically perfect, just below the left edge of the wheel block . . . Also, look at that display . . . oh man . . ."

"A synth with balls."

"The entire front panel is a glass surface; - printed from the back. Of course, the pots are all encoders with lightrings. OK; - it is a bad rendering; - but not too bad for the time, when it was created ;-)"

"Achja; - klar - polyphonic pressure . . ."

JunkieXL Creating Waves of Sound - Distance Between Dreams

Published on Dec 9, 2016 junkiexlofficial

Spot the synths.

New Pittsburgh Modular Impulse Filter Demo Video

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Organic and percussive, the Dynamic Impulse Filter utilizes an entirely new, all analog design to replicate the impact transients and vibrance of a percussion hit. The result is a versatile lowpass filter that sounds natural and energetic. The Dynamic Impulse Filter works in one of three modes, lopass filter with resonance, high quality VCA, and a combined mode that manages both harmonics and gain at the same time. The core of the filter uses a Sallen-Key topology to produce a smooth two pole filter that will self-oscillate at high resonance settings."

"Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter

A New Species of Low Pass Gate

Organic and percussive, the Dynamic Impulse Filter utilizes an entirely new, all analog design to replicate the impact transients and vibrance of a percussion hit. The result is a versatile filter module that sounds natural and energetic.

We Love Vactrols Too...

The fruit of over two years of research and development, the Dynamic Impulse Filter evolves the lowpass gate into the present by retaining the sonic characteristics we love about vactrols while solving all the problems that come with it. The unique design of the Dynamic Impulse Filter replaces the vactrol with a modern analog circuit created to replicate and expand on the signature sound of the vactrol. The response time of the Dynamic Impulse Filter is not static like a vactrol; instead it is tunable allowing the response of the module to adapt to any musical context.

The suggested retail price for the Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter is $229 and it begins shipping to authorized resellers December 16. More information is available at"

Moog Voyager and Animoog - Quasi Polyphony

Published on Dec 8, 2016 experimentalsynth

"I resurrected a bit of old footage of a very fun synthesizer combination :: Combining a Moog Voyager with Animoog to make a 'quasi-polyphonic' Voyager. This is a collage of possibilities. Learn more at"

MICHAL HO - So You're A Drum Machine Too?

Published on Oct 2, 2016 Michal Ho

"Jamming minimal glitch dub beats on a single Moog Mother 32.

M32 - michal ho's initial beat patch:

NOISE to LIN FM gives you a slightly different, sharper flavour than mixing osc wave and noise, and it leaves your external input unused.

KB to MULT enables you to use different notes for different sounds.

MULT 1 to VCF ensures low notes or kicks play without noise, high notes play with noise, as hihats. Mid notes blend osc and noise and yield toms and snares.

MULT 2 to VCF RES ensures high notes or high hats have more treble and sound thinner. Low notes have less resonance and therefore more bass.

Once patched, the trick is to find the right sequencer notes to generate BD, SN and HH and tweak further settings to your liking (try note length / EG decay, etc.)"

Novation Circuit - Hip Hop Jam

Published on Dec 7, 2016 IllBert (Official)

"Only Circuit sounds, no computer. Squeezing Circuit musical capabilities."

Alkex Professor Prophet V MIDI controller

via this auction

You can find details and videos of the Alkex Professor here.

"Super rare, no longer made. Excellent condition, original owner.

Features include: MIDI in and out, built-in USB-MIDI interface, optionally USB bus powered, control of 52 parameters, included power supply, and 5-year warranty (2-year warranty in the brochure).

It has 27 rotary dials, 25 switches, 27 LED indicators, and is entirely re-mappable via MIDI learn.

23-inches in length, 5.5 inches high, and 5-inches deep."

Oberheim SEM-1 SN 0030

via this auction

"Today only lucky 7 sale. Price shoots up tomorrow or I may remove the listing. I'm not sure yet.

Fully functioning but should be shopped out because I can feel one of the pots is starting to act weird and the double function pots probably need a cleaning. But right now it is working and sounds amazing. It is professionally modified having all the access points brought out for complete isolation possibilities of the sounds. Everyone else has a reissue SEM pro but you will have an original SEM-1. Very very hard to find one of these, make an offer, get it while you can."

JoMoX JaZ Base03 Jazbase Analog Drum Synthesizer Rack

via this auction

"This is the rarest of the JoMoX "Base" drum synths. This 1U rack drum synth has all of the same bass drum and snare drum Analog components of the XBase 09 and Airbase 99 units but the sample section has awesome percussion samples that are unique to this unit. Don't miss the chance to own one of these extremely rare drum synthesizers! Unit comes with original JoMoX power supply. Use buy it now and I'll throw in a brand new dual midi cable and a brand new pro stereo 1/4" audio cable. Accepting offers, but due to the rarity, I'm not planning on moving much!"

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer

via this auction

"In great condition considering it's age. Works flawlessly and sounds awesome. Has all of the original knobs. Has some slight blemishes in the orange paint if you look very closely (paint finish is known to be fragile on older Waldorf synths). This is the original 10 voice version. Comes with newer power supply."

Electro Lobotomy Sonic Architecture Lab V. 1

via this auction

You can find video of one here.

"one of the original versions of the Electro Lobotomy "Sonic Architecture Lab" but I'm now in post-graduate school mode and need to sell large chunks of my gear. This thing is great for noiseniks, exercises in industrial esotericism, and goth dungeons. Connect it to a delay pedal or reverb and a whole slew of insane noises are at your finger tips.

From electro lobotomy:

-2 independent QUAD NAND GATE synths, 8 oscillators total. ( 4 red knobs on top left and top right )
- Power starve for each nand gate synth. ( middle left and middle right red knobs )
- Global power starve knob ( chicken head knob on front of case )
- Banana jack patch bay in the center ( 5 outs and 5 ins for each nand synth )
- Mixer section, volume for each nand synth ( white knobs top center )
- 4 attenuators with ins and outs ( 4 red knobs along the bottom, 2 in each nand synth section )
- White Led's for each synth section
- 1/4" output jack
- DC jack ( tip = negative )

As you can see in the pictures, one of the edge has a nick in, but that's merely cosmetic and does not affect functionality. Included are a generic 9v adapter, 6 banana cables for patching this baby, and the 9v battery connector should you prefer to use batteries in place of a wall outlet. Brand new one of these will set you back $200, I'm starting the bidding low, so get after it. :)"

STS Serge Sequencer Shop Panel

via this auction

"STS Serge Sequencer Shop Panel w/ PS2A Power Supply, 4.5" Chassis w/ Rack Ears and 10 Patch Cables

Mint condition, purchased 06/2016. I am only selling to downsize my equipment. Kept in a smoke free, dust free studio, extremely well kept, mint condition.

The price reflects the:

STS Serge Sequencer Shop Panel: $3800.00
PS2A Power Supply: $300.00
4.5" Deep Chassis w/ Rack Ears: Originally $300.00 (Invoice shows $150.00 discount which I pass onto you)

I've included as gratis 10 banana patch cables valued around $70.00.

One (1) 36" Banana Patch Cable
Two (2) 24" Banana Patch Cable
Three (3) 18" Banana Patch Cable
Three (3) 12" Banana Patch Cable
One (1) 8" Banana Patch Cable

I've included the original 2 page invoice in the images for you to see the price breakdown for yourself.

This powerful set of sound design and programming tools contains a versatile and well-balanced grouping of clock generator sources, gate/cv voltage processors and sequential voltage generators, residing in a brushed aluminum "Desk Top/Rack" Mounting (4.5" deep) Standard profile chassis box.

Also included is one low-noise studio grade linear Power Supply."

melody generator STRAVINSKI v 0.1 demo

Published on Dec 9, 2016 MrRonZimmer

"This is a little demonstration of the new STRAVINSKI melody engine which will be available in spring 2017 on iOS. It creates melodies based on the research in the field of music psychology."

Detroit Acid Hardware Techno Jam

Published on Dec 9, 2016 anode8

"Here's one of my regular practice sessions with a variety of electronic ,music hardware including the Roland TB-03, TB-3, TR-8, JU-06, Novation Circuit, and Korg ESX, all run through the Mackie ProFX12, and recorded into Logic Pro X. Instrument breakdown as follows:
KIck, Hi hats, claps, snare: Roland TR-8
acid bassline: Roland TB-03
resonant percussion: Roland TB-3
Kick, percussion, snare, chord sequence: Novation Circuit
Chord pad: Roland JU-06
deep bassline: Korg ESX"

Synth noodling with Zoom MS-100BT

Published on Dec 9, 2016 tiergrinder

"Noodling with synthesizers and Zoom MultiStomp MS-100BT effect pedal."

Korg minilogue Euro Producer Set

Published on Dec 8, 2016 APP SOUND

"Promo soundpack 'Euro Producer Set' with 64 Programs for Korg minilogue. Please download it for free ..."

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer - Tutorial: FM Synthesis Sound Design Tub Bells Part 1

Published on Dec 8, 2016 Power DX7

"This is a second tutorial of the FM synthesis tutorial series that I’m planning. As I need to cater for a wider audience, I decided to create this ‘how to’ tutorial series from the very beginning, starting from the very basics of the FM synthesis and Yamaha DX7 synthesizer.

I will use the famous Tub Bells patch as an example for the FM sound design process. I will take you through the DX7 FM parameters, including Algorithm, Feedback and Oscillator. The reason why I picked the famous Tub Bells patch is that it is one of my favourite (and I'm sure a lot of people like the iconic DX7 sound), and it is one of the easiest patch to explain how the FM synthesis works to beginners and new comers to the DX7 and FM synthesis. Initially I will focus on analysing the famous Tub Bells patch, then I will going into improving the famous sound using Priority Parameters."

All parts here.

Yamaha RM1x: from berlin school to trance

Published on Dec 8, 2016 meecek

"previously named Trance Gate"

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