MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Pizzaman" - Dance Funk theme with DMX, OB-Xa, Stingray

Published on Dec 16, 2016 SynthMania

"I came up with a cool Disco Funk stingray bass line tonight, and made a song out of it. Song title by my fifteen year old daughter Grace, who came by the studio chomping away at a large slice of pizza and I asked her how I should title it."

Sad Classic - a melodic patch for Eurorack synthesizer

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Luke Killen

"This patch uses a simple four note progression (from a Mutable Instruments Braids sequenced by a tiptop z8000) for the basis a melodic rhythm based patch.

The main melody is provided by a Sputnik Oscillator unfiltered but using shape modulation to moved from harmon and pure tones. Voltage control of the shape is provided by Make Noise Maths which also has it's Rise stage modulated by an LFO. Make Noise Rene is providing the melody.

Additional percussion is sequenced by a Delphtronic Triggerman providing patterns for the kick (Mutable Instrument Peaks), Snare (Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteratus) hats and percussion."

EMW Multiwave Digital Oscillator Eurorack Module Demo

Published on Dec 15, 2016 FatSynthDude

"This module is an absolute godsend for anyone looking for MIDI-controlled digital oscillation and in my opinion, it doesn't get enough love. This is just a quick run-through of the waveforms, some variations introduced via the wavefolder control, and then some of the suboscillator waves. I can't recommend this module enough."

USB Eurorack Power Kits from c1t1zen modular

via c1t1zen

"I've made these USBpowered Eurorack pcb kits. That convert the 5V output from USB and up-converts it to +/-12V. I usually use a USB battery charger...but you can use any USB power source. I've been able to push 250mA to the +/-12v for several hours. It's great to have a portable small system to tweak on the couch or on the go. Also I have one on my bench for testing builds.

It's based on the work of Tom Whitwell of Music Thing Modular."

Kit Includes:
USBpower PCB
USB Cable
USB Jack
5 Shrouded Headers

Side note: c1t1zen also made the lunchbox modular featured in this video from Thomas Whitwell of Music Thing.

Steve's Korg Trident MKII Repair (by Synthpro)

Steve's Korg Trident MKII Repair Part 1 (by Synthpro)

Published on Dec 16, 2016 synthpro

"Hello everyone,

This is a video I have made for Steve of his Korg Trident I have been repairing. Its a very interesting synth and really like the sounds this thing produces!

Thanks for watching,

Arturia DrumBrute Analog Drum Machine & Sequencer | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Dec 16, 2016

"The Arturia DrumBrute (on Reverb) is an analog drum machine with a lot of interesting features meant to make it one of the most playable and expressive drum machines to date. Watch Justin DeLay go through some of the in's and out's of this machine."


Published on Dec 16, 2016 LESINDES

"Palying all factory preset patterns of ARTURIA DRUMBRUTE. At the empty pattern in the end the RANDOM FUNCTION is demonstrated.."

Korg Monologue - Sounds, Patches and Analog Lines

Published on Dec 16, 2016

"I played the Korg Monologue and am very impressed by the diversity this mono synth comes along with. I really like the analog filter type as well as the possibility to create edgy sounds versus classic analog sounds. The sequencer features a great variety of intuitve control. So you can really say this is a great synth and not only a bassliner."


Korg Monologue Part 2 - Classic Sounds, Patches and Lines - Factory Patches

Published on Dec 17, 2016 Matthias plays

"So this is part 2 from my three part series jam session with the Korg Monologue. In this part I mainly played around with the patches that come with the machine as factory patches."

Korg Monologue Analog Drums - Part 3 - Sequencer and Motion parameter

Published on Dec 18, 2016 Matthias plays

""This is actually the excerpt out of the ending from Part 1 where I hit a sequencer scene that really amused me. I like those things most when you do not expect that cool fresh opportunity."


Published on Dec 16, 2016 once upon a synth

"Let's try to synthesize cymbal and hi-hat sounds on the DSI Pro 2 synthesizer. Both sounds will be based on the same patch and only differ in envelope shape. The general idea is to create a sound rich in inharmonic frequencies in order to simulate the metalic sound of a cymbal.

Let me know in the comments below if you guys have any other tips with regards to synthesizing cymbals.

00:39 - Theory
01:18 - Synthesis
08:29 - Demo"

All parts here.

MOOG MICROMOOG SN 7082 with Original Manual and Viking Case

via this auction

"This auction is for a Moog Micromoog model keyboard synthesizer. Item is used in good working condition, keyboard keys all good, complete with all top panel knobs and switches. Also includes the original Viking padded road case, an the operations manual by Tom Rhea. Overall an excellent original example, shows few signs of use. Road case measures 27 x 18 x 8.5 inches, weighs 40 lbs total."

"On the run" Floyd's famous sequence of E2-G2-A2-G2-D3-C3-D3-E3

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Todd Murray

"Just messing around with more sequences on the DelphiChord mini-synth and seeing what the range is for modulation.

For more info please visit:"

Follow-up to this post.

Impro 2 Chez Dazmo Par Rudy Toussaint

Published on Dec 16, 2016 therudyrude

"I'm getting use to this fairly new set up."

Moog Mother-32s, 5U and eurorack modulars, and Roger Linn's Linnstrument.

Schmidt Organ Explosion JM1

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Schmidt-Synthesizer

"Track # 1 - watch the german jazz trio 'Organ Explosion' performing with the Schmidt Synthesizer."

Make Noise Christmas Lights

pic via @sleeplessdroids

Just look a it.

Who needs a Christmas tree when you have make noise modules?

I think I want an 0-Coast just for the cool looking LED covers they come up with. Hint... ;)

DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS 2-OP FM Firmware Released

via Jan Ostman of DSP Synthesizers

"There is now an alternate firmware for the Tiny-TS credit card synthesizer.

It features a 2 operator FM sound engine instead of the original Resonant peak engine.

The Tiny-TS is available at Kickstarter

And the Tiny-TS got funded today on Kickstarter with still 22 days to go. This means that if you make a pledge now you are guaranteed delivery."

Coed Y Brenin

Coed Y Brenin from patchpoints on Vimeo.

"Full track now available to download in my Soundcloud page."

Coffee & Beats Volume 1 - Circuit Patches by Bobeats

Published on Dec 16, 2016

"Link to patch store:

-- The demo songs + descriptions --
00:00 - Growl - Hiphop & beat driven soundscapes!
01:00 - Lost hope - hiphop beat
02:07 - Running - electro/80s vibe
03:07 - Swirls - EDM/trance style beat
04:12 - The Stranger - 70/80s style electronica
06:29 - The Church - Organs & beats
07:17 - Glitch - yeah... Exactly that...
08:05 - 7th heaven - lush dance tune
09:38 - Winter - a more dark and dirty dance tune
10:45 - Tar - techno oriented dance tune

If you like the sounds in this demo buying them is a great way of supporting my work!

Coffee & Beats Volume 1 (or Bobeats Circuit Patch Collection 1 as it is called also) contains 32 custom Circuit patches. They range from lead, bass to pad and experimental sounds.

The sounds are not made to fit any particular genre. They are a bit experimental in that the macros are set up so that you can really explore the sounds and use one sound in many different ways. A sound could be a bass or a lead. A pad or an arpeggio.

How to load them: you either need the Isotoniks Circuit Editor or you can use the Novation Circuit Components function.


With the patches comes a BANK file that can be used to load all patches into the editor at once. Or you can load them one by one. The easiest way to add them to any existing set of patches is simply using the Components. Be sure to back up your Circuit before experimenting if you do not want to accidentally lose any important work.

I hope you enjoy them!"

Novation Circuit Cuckoo Patches (Pack 2)

Published on Dec 16, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Purchase and download this pack of 32 patches at Isotonik Studio's patch store:

Please use Isotonik's editor to upload the sounds. Follow the instructions at Isotonik's webpage if it's your first time. I've been unexpectedly experiencing weird results when uploading patches through Novation's officla Components site in firmware 1.4, where the patches end up sounding different.

Hello. Here's my second pack of patches for the Novation Circuit. Isotonik Studios approached me, and asked if I wanted contribute to their Circuit store, and sell a pack of patches there. So I did my best to create a rich pack, with a lot of fun, useful, and even a few experimental sounds.

Cheers everyone!

Part 1 here.

Random Voltage Block

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Ben Davis

Malekko "Varigate 8+ Random input modifying voltages on Voltage Block at the end of each sequence."

More VB Random

Published on Dec 15, 2016

"Subtle randomization applied to Voltage Block at the end of each sequence. Voltage Block sequence also running at 14 steps to make things a little more interesting."

SYINSI Clock Utility Tiles for Eurorack

Published on Dec 16, 2016 THX2112

Mini eurorack modules! Half the horizontal space at 1.5hp? Reminiscent of the mini Buchla ModuleModules.

"A quick demo of 3 clock utility modules for Eurorack 1u tiles.

Clock Generator: Generates a 24-ppqn clock. Clock rate can be CV controlled. Has Start/Stop.

Clock Divider: Divides clock down by odd or even multiples (selectable). Middle jack can be configured as a CV input or Reset.

Clock Multiplier: Creates higher rate clock signal based on input clock. Middle jack can be configured as CV input or Ratchet gate."


Lunchbox Modular

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Tom Whitwell

Tom Whitwell is the man behind Music Thing Modular.

Update via c1t1zen in the comments:

"Hi Matrix, I'm selling these Lunchboxes at my webstore. limited to 25. I also carry the USBpower Kit for running a small modular setup via USB power."

New Dreadbox NYX Analog Synthesizer Demo

A strange demo has been added to the main post here.

A Synthesizer Coloring Book

Available at Bookmat just in time for the holidays.

"A Collection of Over 30 Images Inspired By Vintage Analog Synthesizers, Sequencers and Other Tools That Shaped Modern Music."

DrumBrute x Minilogue jam

Published on Dec 11, 2016 Flohr

5 Minutes Of Moog Minitaur Kick Drum Tweaking

Published on Jan 5, 2016 kAbLe HeAd

Dreadbox Epsilon + Roland TR-8

Published on Sep 24, 2016 kAbLe HeAd

Dreadbox Epsilon + Boss DD-7+ Yamaha PSS-390

Published on Oct 13, 2016 kAbLe HeAd

TB-3 vs 10 Effect Pedals

Published on Nov 8, 2015 kAbLe HeAd

Part 1:
1: Boss DS-1
2: Boss ML-2
3: EHX Big Muff
4: EHX bass Big Muff
5: EHX germanium OD
6: ZVEX Fuzz Factory

Part 2:
1: SubDecay noise box
2: Alesis Bitrman
3: WMD Geiger Counter
4: Frostwave Sonic Alienator

Arturia Drumbrute Sessions by kAbLe HeAd

Published on Dec 11, 2016 kAbLe HeAd

Individual outs for each drum part allow you to use different effects for each drum part. Something to consider when picking up a new drum machine.


1. Arturia Drumbrute + 11 Effect Pedals - Session 1

"This session took quite some time to set up. Each individual output of the Drumbrute (except the metronome) is connected to a different effect pedal. Lots of cables and power supplies were involved.

I had to dig up my old crackling Behringer mixer which is not optimal for this task because half of the inputs are stereo channels. So i had to mono the whole mix in the recording device because otherwise half of the instruments would be panned hard left or right. I wish i had a mixer with more channels but for now this had to do the job.

There is another reverb pedal under the table which is connected to the aux send of the mixer.

Pedals used:
Kick 1 - WMD Geiger Counter
Kick 2 - Electro-Harmonix Black Finger
Snare - Boss CS-3
Clap - Digitech Supernatural
Hihats - Electro-Harmonix Neo Mistress
Rim - Boss DD-7
Hi Tom - Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail
Lo Tom - Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy
Cymbal - Boss AW-3
Maracas - Mid-Fi Electronics Pitch Pirate
Zap - Red Panda Particle
Aux send - Hardwire RV-7"

2. Arturia Drumbrute + 11 Effect Pedals - Session 2

Pedals used:

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer w/Vesta Kozo CV/Midi MDI-1 & Shrooms

via this auction

Spot the mushrooms on the circuit board.

"This Sequential Circuits Pro-One is in amazing condition and fully functional, and is Midi-Capable via INCLUDED Vesta Kozo Midi-CV converter. It is a fully and professionally restored Late-Model with fully-functioning Keyboard. This is all-original, with NO modified circuitry or re-soldered components. All rotary pots and switches have been professionally cleaned. All key contacts on this later non-J-wire model have been restored and functioning. Everything works and sounds great. While no vintage synth is ever "truly" mint or perfect, this one has been well cared for and not cosmetically re-finished. Incredibly clean unit inside and out. Original Power cord (does not use AC wall adapter).

If you are shopping for this synth, it probably needs no introduction, but obviously it has an amazing sound, midi-syncable programmable arpeggiator and sequencer via CLK input, and incredible-sounding filter, controls, and modulations you would expect from an analogue synth of this era.

This specific model has the coveted "Buddha" circuitboard with interesting and cryptic solder "signatures" inside, including mushrooms,etc.. on the main board, created by the original SC assembly engineers. (see photos). Numbers and markings were made by factory technicians, and I've enclosed photos of those as well.

The late-model keyboard is fully operational and restored with all keys functioning fine, but I have included with the unit the rare and unusual Vesta Kozo MDI-1 midi-to-CV converter so it can be immediately used with any midi-capable or computer/midi sequencer-based system. This unit alone had several hundred in Value, but it's a great match with the synthesizer providing midi capability.

The unit is in excellent condition with virtually no scratches or wear, other than some light wear on the original wooden sides. Case, plastic, knobs are in fantastic condition."

ARP 1613 Sequencer with Operation Manual & Service Manual

via this auction

"ARP Sequencer in very good condition, functional. Comes with photocopy of operation manual and service manual.

Physical condition: front face is very clean with the exception of small letters engraved below steps 15/16 (see pic). Back of unit has scratch across logo (see pic) Area near serial number is not a scratch but residue from a sticker . Area below front panel has small scratch.

Operationally all works well- only exception being FM slider starts engaging at around halfway up."

06-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 6- Filters Part 2

Published on Dec 16, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Yamaha CS-15 filters."

All parts here.

DreamsOfWires - Arturia Minibrute SE 'Berlin School...ish'

Published on Dec 16, 2016 DreamsOfWires

"I've not been too well recently, colds etc, so I've made no new music or videos. Therefore, to puncture the silence, I thought I'd upload something that never made it onto my YouTube channel - I uploaded it to Soundcloud originally, but never recorded any video for it. I don't own the Minibrute anymore, it was a casualty of my financial situation, but it was good instrument, and some things it excelled at, such as it's playability - smooth sliders for all the waveforms, built in SH101-style sequencer etc.

This track was recorded using just the Minibrute, no other instruments, no MIDI, just an iPad for the muti-track recording and some delay/reverb, but I don't remember which apps. It was improvised starting with the sequence, then other parts were overdubbed onto it. It was a very quick recording. Enjoy... I hope."

KORG Monologue Synthesizer - Factory Sounds Walkthrough II

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Here are more sounds from the factory library of the KORG Monologue"

Part 1 here.

Sherman Filterbank Feedback Demos

Published on Dec 16, 2016 ShermanFilters

"Sherman Filterbank, no ext input"


Feedback cirquit demo 15 dec 2016
feedback 15 dec 2
feedback 15 dec 3
feedback 15 dec 4
feedback 15 dec singing bird

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer - Tutorial: FM Synthesis Sound Design Tub Bells Part 2

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Power DX7

All parts here.

"This is a third 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 take you through the DX7 FM parameters, focusing on its Envelop Generator. You will learn how the famous Tub Bells patch was created using the FM sound design process."

Arturia DrumBrute and Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1 Analog Synthesizer

Published on Dec 15, 2016 soundseasy

Pads - Lush Pad Synthesizer for iOS

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Klevgränd products

Update: video added above.

iTunes: Pads - Lush Pad Synthesizer - Klevgränd produkter AB

"Pads is basically a wavetable synthesizer with a noise/grain generator and a high cut filter. With a carefully developed ”wobbler” that detunes the waveforms and makes small inconsistencies to several internal parameters and a nice sounding chorus, this synthesizer is able to create some really interesting and non-statical pad sounds.

Noteworthy features:

• AUv3, works with AUv3 compatible hosts like GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria, AUM etc.

• 30 handcrafted presets created by professional musicians

• Filter, Attack and volume can be modulated by velocity


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