Friday, March 31, 2017

Waldorf XTk Treasures Part 2 Synthesizer Demo XT Rik Marston Synth

Published on Mar 31, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Waldorf XTk 'Treasures from the Synth Vault' Part 2
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!!!
**Watch in HD** **Headphones Friendly!**

Waldorf XTk 30 Voice Wavetable Synthesizer.
This video PART 2, so go back & see PART 1
if you have not done that already!
This video is a AUDIO DEMO of some of the BEST
presets from the Waldorf XT or XTk synthesizer.
What a beauty!! I miss it soooooo much!!!
Put on your headphones, get loose & TRIP OUT on this
ORANGE BEAST! What a unique sounding synthesizer...
It's getting very hard to find & worth every penny!"

Part 1 here.

Akemie's Rings Ambient Patch

Published on Mar 18, 2017 Worwell

"Akemie's Taiko into Malgorithm into Rings to Dual Wasp. Just Friends and Dixie LFO modulation."

The Boys and the Bear (feat. PO-20, PO-32, and WRX sti)

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"I was leaving work and waiting for the car to warm up. It seemed like a good time for a short jam session."

Subaru label?

K-Board Pro 4 and Modal 002R MPE - Demos

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Keith McMillen Instruments

Dave Smith Tempest Drum Patch Design Tutorials by AdamSchneiderMusic

Dave Smith Tempest 808 Kick Drum Tutorial

Published on Mar 30, 2017 AdamSchneiderMusic

"After seeing some rumors that the Dave Smith Tempest is lacking when it comes to bass drum power I decided to make this video where I recreate the classic 808 kick sound. Simply put: the Tempest can design kicks that are as deep and thumpy as you want, you just need to know how to program it. While I didn't do it in this video, the sounds of the Tempest only get better with additional effects processing similar to the techniques used on the classic 808/909 machines.

I highly recommend listening with a sub woofer or headphones."


Tiptop Audio One Flux Sampler Techno Patch

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Tiptop Audio One 24 bit 96 kHz sample player is having it’s pitch CV controlled by the Make Noise Pressure Points and Brains while the samples are manually changed with the knob. Everything in this patch is sequenced by the 4MS Quad Clock Distributor. The droney kick drum is the Hexinverter Mutant BD9. Different colors of noise from the SSF Quantum Rainbow are run through the Optomix as well as the AJH Mini Mod VCF which is opened with the Erica Synths HADSR. The Z-DSP provides a delay on the output of the VCF as well.

One provides the powerful combo of high fidelity and low latency to make modular sample playback both versatile and expressive. One has several methods of sample playback, with the primary being the super low latency Trigger mode that can play samples with a delay as low as 0.25ms. The module's multifunction CV jack provides configurable control over free or quantized pitch, and can also cycle through samples to create interesting sequenced patterns.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Buchla CVT Nine

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Todd Barton

Buchla VCT

Blue Roland Sh-101 SN 251597

via this auction

Moog Taurus II SN 1470

via this auction

"Moog Taurus II vintage analog synthesizer. It is the same synth as a rogue but no keys. It sounds great. The bass this guy puts out is devastating.

This Taurus does not come with the pedals. It does come with a s-trig converter cable. You can fully control it with CV gate/trigger with any analog sequencer or midi/CV converter. It also comes with a jameco power supply."

Ensoniq Fizmo

via this auction

Intellijel System featuring Polaris

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"For this patch, two Dixie II+'s were mixed together using the Quadratt 1U, with Saw, Square, Zigzag, and Sub outputs. The mix of this is then fed into the Polaris filter/phaser. This is then fed into the Quad VCA, with the volume controlled by Envelope 2 of the Dual ADSR. The Planar is then used to control the cutoff of the filter, as well as the resonance amount. The final output is fed through the Digiverb 1U, and the Line Out 1U."

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!



"Testing the new Fold Processor module from Tiptop Audio.

After testing what it does it's time to put the Fold Processor through some real life workout.

Z3000 SAW > FOLD PROCESSOR (fold modulated by Math) > R*S VCFS lo pass (cut off modulated by Z4000 and Ginko Synthese TTLFO) > WMD "Digital" VCA (modulated by Z4000)

Occasional bursts of reverb from Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla)"

Brighton Modular Meet Set for 1st & 2nd of July

via @thonk_synth

"Brighton Modular Meet is a much expanded 2 day event this year with workshops, gigs and much more. Really excited about this one!"

Zombie Nation Taking a Walk with Smallest Drum Machine

taking a walk with my smallest drum machine: PO-32 Tonic by Teenage Engineering

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Zombie Nation official

"I took my small drum machine out for some fresh air!

This was recorded live in a 20 minute take and then cut to 4 min.
This only sound source is the PO-32."

Minimoog softsynth Shootout: Diva MiniV3 Monark Legend Minimonsta vs Model D

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Starsky Carr

"Comparison of 5 Minimoog virtual analog soft synths with a hardware Model D

Sawtooth Waves 1:00
Pulse Waves 7:45
Triangle Waves 10:452
Detuned oscillators 11:45
Filter Cutoff 14:30
Filter Resonance 21:20
Frequency Modulation 26:30
Feedback/Overdrive 29:30
Results 33:30

Its tricky doing so many at once, as there's 5 times the amount of sounds to listen through, so I've kept it quite simple and honed it down to the most relevant parts.

I think it does pretty good job of placing them together in a head to head shootout."

SYINSI VCF Resonance Light Show

Published on Mar 31, 2017 THX2112

"Was trying out different clippers for the resonance circuit on a VCF and was treated to a little light show.

This will be a Eurorack Tile VCF and will be available here:"


via this auction

"Sintetizador analógico en buen estado, tiene varias marcas de uso en la parte posterior, pero funciona perfectamente. Funciona a 125V, incluye transformador a 225V."

Jomox XBASE 999: Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 0797

via this auction

Modal Electronics Modulus 002 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Excellent condition, Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer.

- 61 keys (Semi-weighted)
- Five octave
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- USB 1x Type A, 1x Type B
- Ethernet
- Polyphony (12 Notes)
- Two oscillators per voice
- Twelve 'quick recall banks'
- 4.3" HD screen with wide viewing angle
- Height: 4.72"
- Width: 35"
- Depth: 15.75"
- Weight: 37.26 lbs"

Boss SYB3 Bass Synthesizer Demo

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Adam Flanagan

"Video demonstration of the discontinued Boss SYB3 Bass Synthesizer effects pedal. I was going through pedals, trying to find ones I no longer needed, and found this one. After tinkering with it for a while, I manage to find useable sounds in all 11 modes of the pedals and decided to arrange them into a song structure. Hope you enjoy!

Music by Adam Flanagan ©2017 all rights reserved.

Hi, I'm Adam Flanagan, a musician from London, UK. I've been playing for 20+ years and I have been making my mark as a professional guitarist/bassist all over the country. I also teach guitar & compose music for a number of companies.

On my channel you'll find covers played on guitar (fingerstyle, eletric guitar & exam pieces) as well as bass guitar (including my royal blood covers). I also give some tutorials on the instruments, performance tips and plenty more. I'm always open for suggestions, so if there's anything you'd like me to feature then please don't hesitate to let me know! Thanks for watching!"

Starship 909 - DOEPFER A-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer

Published on Mar 31, 2017 STARSHIP909

"played and explained by MOCID - directed by Cosmo Welfare"

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorial 2 - Connecting to Ableton

Published on Mar 31, 2017 intellijel

"In this video tutorial we look at how to connect the Intellijel µMIDI to Ableton Live, in order to send MIDI information from Live to a eurorack system."

Part 1 and details on the Intellijel µMIDI here.

Session 7 - Vermona DRM1 MKIII + 8 Dirt Boxes = Techno

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Kablehead

Who dat?!

"Each channel of the DRM1is connected to a different effect pedal. The Drumbrute is only the sequencer and all sounds come from the DRM1.

FX used:
Kick - Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff
Drum 1 - Boss Metal Core ML-2
Drum 2 - Zvex Fuzz Factory
Multi - Electro-Harmonix Germanium OD
Snare - Boss Distortion DS-1
Hihat 1 - Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
Hihat 2 - Electro-Harmonix Double Muff
Clap - Hughes & Kettner Tubeman

You can support Kablehead on patreon:"

Korg Wavestation SR as a Vintage Drum Machine

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Some vintage drum machine sounds from wavetable and vector synthesis with the Korg Wavestation SR"

MB33 RETRO mods demo2: Filter inputs [with Sassy Trump]

Published on Mar 31, 2017

"MAM MB33 Retro with Acid FM mods:

This video mainly demonstrates using external audio inputs as sources for the new VCF FM mods, but also features a x0xb0x controlling the filter cutoff via a CV sequence plugged into the new VCF CV input."

Source audio:

Sassy Trump!

Keeping it spicy on MATRIXSYNTH.

MB33 RETRO mods demo 1 here.

New Gotharman AnamoNo Xmini

Published on Mar 31, 2017

"Introducing the Anamono Xmini."

-1 analog filter in slot, 4 oscillators/samplers,

4 effects processors, 4 VCA's, 4 RingVCA's,

8 ADSR envelopes, 4 LFO's, 4 Random Generators,

4 track note sequencer, 8 track control sequencer

-CV in's and out's, and MIDI in and out

-4 trigger buttons and touch screen keyboard

-USB for import/export of wav files

-1x audio in, 1x audio out

-1024 presets, 1024 songs

-10 minutes of sampling time

-Fully modular in a compact design!

Compared to anAmoNo X:

-1 analog filter slot instead of 2

-Capacitive touch display instead of resistive touch

-Re-sizable touch keyboard with Y-mod, instead of fixed size (an advantage of the capacitive touch display)

-Touch navigation instead of button navigation

-4 oscillators/samplers instead of 5

-Half the number of sequencer tracks

-128 / 10 minutes of samplings vs. 476 / 47 minutes

-Simplified trigger system

-Less knobs and buttons

-Only one Morph knob

-CV inputs are optional

OP-Z Music Sequencer Tutorial - Development Sneak Peek

Published on Mar 31, 2017 cuckoomusic

"Hello! Here's a unique sneak peek music making tutorial, on the still-in-development OP-Z from Teenage Engineering. An in depth look at how the music aspect of the machine works. It's a true sequencer with lots of possibilities.

It's still in development. The factory sound engines, samples and effects will definitely receive a lot of attention as the OP-Z moves closer to beta. Right now, it's an early peek at the almost complete sequencer.

Also the LED's and buttons will receive a lot of adjustments moving towards the next build. But largely I think the design is locked, so TE feels confident in showing it now.


Pouring Down

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

"Another rainy day jam. On the modular side I have the MI Ears plucking a simple four note sequence on Rings, and a frozen buffer that's droning away in Clouds' looping delay mode. Finally everything comes together in the Big Sky, which is really the MVP here."

Predator RE April 2017update

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Rob Papen

"Note: you need Reason 9 to run this latest version of Predator-RE.
Download the screenshots, so that you can find faster the new patches:"

Moog Werkstatt & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Mar 31, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Werkstatt synthesiser through the DMM delay. The DMM been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Kraftwerk Live Setup

via @fabmass

iPad w/ iRig MIDI
Touch screen display / laptop
Kieth McMillan QuNeo controller

Not sure what the two screens up top are.

Feel free to comment.

BuchlaTuto75 - Buchla for Reaktor Demo

Published on Mar 31, 2017 deb7680

"Découverte de l'excellente émulation du Buchla 200e avec l'ensemble CloudLab 200t dans Reaktor 6.1 créée par Trevor Gavilan. Exploration de différentes fonctions pour modifier le son, les timbres.

Discovery of the excellent emulation of the Buchla 200e with the CloudLab 200t set in Reaktor 6.1 created by Trevor Gavilan. Exploring various functions to modify the sound, tones."

See this post for details on the emulation.

Jumpskiff Teaser - Eurorack Skiff by Befaco

Published on Mar 31, 2017 Befacosynth

"The Jumpskiff is a lightweight and compact 98HP DIY Skiff and power solution for Eurorack.

It is made from aluminium, acrylic and features a PCB base which doubles as an integrated bus with 14 connection points.

The integrated power supply provides 625mA +/-12v and 1A 5v rails.

The Jumpskiff will be available as a DIY kit for €190 (+ local taxes) and will be launched at Superbooth '17, Berlin in April."

New Audio Damage Ensō Audio Buffer Eurorack Module

via Analog Industries

"That right there is a mockup of our new baby, Ensō, which is an audio buffer module in 22hp, with 50 seconds of stereo 48/24 audio memory, and various ways for looping/triggering/etc that buffer. We're done with the hardware design, and are working on the software now.

You can come see it (and the new Eos module) in person if you're in the LA area. I will be doing an Audio Damage clinic/Q&A at Perfect Circuit in Burbank this Wednesday, April 5th, at 7PM. Facebook event page with all the deets is here. Derrick Baseck will be doing a performance, and I'm given to understand there will be pizza and beer, two of the three major food groups. We will be giving away a couple modules, and buttons and stickers and the other usual shit, and I may extemporaneously perform for 15 minutes myself.

In other news, the first articles for the hardware version of Eos will be on the way to me today. So just a beta-testing round and then that will be shipping. Figure two weeks to stores at this point.

And finally, we will be attending Superbooth in Berlin again this year. I'm flying in to Prague on April 15, and then driving up to Berlin a couple days later. If you are in town and want to hook up, get at me in the usual methods."

twinCussion 1

Published on Mar 31, 2017 vermonagear

"This video is about using the direct waveform outputs. We create feedback to shift the waveform symmetry in low frequencies.

We explain how to insert external audio sources to twincussion as well. And along with that some sound of our latest drumming device can be heard."

DreamsOfWires - Korg Volca Keys 'In the woods'

Published on Mar 31, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"I originally composed this track in late 2015, and recorded it on the beach at the same time as my Volca beach video, but the recording wasn't clear enough. Anyway, I fancied a walk in the woods, so I took the Volca and my camera. I thought there was something sinister about the place, like a scene from a budget horror flick, so it seemed fitting to record something less than pretty.

Recorded into AudioShare on an iPhone using a Line6 Sonic Port. The Volca's delay was used, and Virsyn AudioReverb added later.

No more technical questions please."

Libertango Grace Jones cover Electribe 2 mix by ElektroNoiser

Published on Mar 31, 2017

"Libertango is a composition by tango composer Ástor Piazzolla.1974
This cover come from Grace Jones 'I've Seen That Face Before' cover Libertango.

Alll sounds are programed and sequences ina Korg Electribe2-
Aditional reverb with EHX Cathedral.

Thanks for watch."

OP 1 午间芥末 20170331

Published on Mar 31, 2017 lucheng123

"Jamming at home with OP-1. Hope you enjoy it~"

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Q173 Gate Math & Q131 Custom MATRIXSYNTH Panel!

A Q173 Gate Math arrived at my PMB today! It is the latest edition to my Box11 system - click through for some pics and an overview of the system, pre-Q173.

To my surprise, a custom MATRIXSYNTH branded Q131 panel was included! How cool is that?

Further below you will also see the cover of the current product brochure, the Q173 manual, a business card which folds into a modular cabinet, and if you look closely at the top left corner of the MATRIXSYNTH branded Q131 panel, you will see small, flat, transparent 1/4 jack keychain trinket. It's actually pretty cool, and it will have a permanent home in my studio.

Thank you!

Jasper Wasp, DX7II and TR-909 clone test with HQ Sound!!

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Todd Murray

"Here I am using an Arturia Keystep to clock my big MFOS (DIY) sequencer and run the DX7II (off screen) on MIDI. The MFOS sequencer is triggering the 909 (DIY) clone triple toms and kick. The Wasp (DIY) is played freestyle, no sequencer or trigger.

Ya, I know the video sucks, but this is about the sound of the Hexinverter Nein-oh-Nein PCBs and the wasp. I recorded the sound off the mixer and then synched it to the video track using Adobe Premiere. I am ever amazed at how I can run multiple digital and DIY analog synths with the Arturia Keystep.

- Nein-oh-Nein clone is the red panel unit
- MFOS Sequencer (4 x 16 CV/Gate/Trigger) large blue unit at top of screen
_ Arturia on table top
- Jasper Wasp is the black unit I am tweaking
- Yamaha DX7IIFD is off screen and behind me.

More info can be found here:"

Random Trigger Casino - Elektron Analog Keys

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Invisible Acropolis

Waldorf XTk Treasures Part 1 Wavetable Synthesizer Demo Rik Marston XT

Published on Mar 30, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Waldorf XTk 'Treasures from the Synth Vault' Part 1
Synthesizer Demo Rik Marston 100% No Talking!!!
**Watch in HD** **Headphones Friendly!**

My old Waldorf XTk 30 Voice Wavetable Synthesizer.
I still can't believe I traded it away. I totally regret it now...
But wait! THAT WAS 2005!! I'm still am not over it yet.....
Why? Just listen. This video is an AUDIO DEMO of some
of the BEST presets from the Waldorf XT or XTk.
But this is only PART 1, there will be MORE in PART 2!!
So sit back, put on your headphones & find out why
that ORANGE BEAST is still on my mind... she is such
a unique sounding synthesizer... worth every penny!"


Q108 VCA Patch Tips

Published on Mar 30, 2017

"Patch Tips for the Q108 Voltage Controlled Amplifier

For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Soundplex Sixth Encounter

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Todd Barton

"yet more explorations of this DIY Serge panel. Classic noise shots."

All parts here.

New Polivoks videos by Alexey Taber

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Alexey Taber

Polivoks and Roland PB-300
Little noise patch on Polivoks
nice drone patch on my Polivoks

test KORG EX-800 .after repair and mod

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Alexey Taber

Jupiter Dream: Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Nick Herman

"Showcasing the new eurorack synth voice, the Tonestar 8106. It's a beauty! No other sound sources were used but the signal was multed and one was put through a bit of 4ms Dual Delay. Small amount of reverb etc. added in Logic."

Details on the New Tiptop Audio Fold Processor

Fold Processor from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"The Fold Processor is a voltage controlled analog effect ideal for adding a distortion or rough edges to any sound passing through it. The fold circuit is based on the classic diode wave multiplier that adds odd harmonics by ‘folding’ the incoming signal with increased gain. Its noisy analog character is part of the charm.

Internally there are two sections, a wave folder section followed by a sub divide generator. The wave folder creates the classic fold sweeping effect and has a dedicated output jack. The subdivide generator squares the fold output generating 4 more sounds spaced one octave apart, each with its own gain knob, and all are mixed together at the Subdivide output jack. Adjustable bias from the Inject control and Fold knob are both voltage controlled and alter the bias point for the subdivider creating instability of the divider circuit. Overall results can sound evil at times and sweet at others, a true devil."

You can find the user guide on Tiptop Audio's site here.

You can find a number of videos featuring the Tiptop Audio Fold Processor here.

Product Demo + Q&A with Audio Damage at Perfect Circuit Audio Wed, April 5

via Perfect Circuit Audio

"Join us with @AudioDamage⠀
Product Demo + Q&A⠀
with Chris Randall
Live Performance by Baseck⠀
FREE Shapes & Spectre giveaway"

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #27

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Rheyne

"An experiment with latest Make Noise Tempi firmware v.31, using both start/stop and shift mod functions. Ableton is processing reverb and lighting. No outside MIDI was used, all notes are triggered from the Moog and Make Noise synths (Ableton's clock was stopped)."

Novation Launch Control XL 101

Published on Mar 30, 2017 NovationTV

Novation // LCXL101 - Controlling Circuit
Novation // LCXL101 - Ableton Live and Launchpad Pro
Novation // LCXL101 - Controlling Ultranova

MiniNova Classic Synth Patches - Yazoo - Human League - Gary Numan - Depeche Mode - Howard jones

Published on Mar 30, 2017 kvfive

"My 'Home Made' Novation MiniNova classic synth patches,

Sounds from classic synth albums - Yazoo, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Jean Michel Jarre, Gary Numan, Howard jones, OMD."

Buchla and Lorre Mill double knot

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Cray

"Buchla and Lorre Hill percussion"

Lorre Mill Double Knot Ambience

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Cray

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) & Roland TR-808 (1982) "Springtime"

Published on Mar 30, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi, all played by hand, all sounds self-programmed
fx: reverb and delay

track title: Springtime"


Published on Mar 29, 2017 freshnelly

"This is a continuation of the more advances parts of the SDS_VCO 'behind the LED's' functions that had to wait until the features were finalized.

Attack & Decay offsets are covered, as well as Waves offset, Modulation "alternate use" recorder, and the MIDI expansion sending notes and also percussion with velocity control"

Elektron Analog Four

via this auction

See the seller's shop for more.

Intellijel Plog

via this auction

"The Plog module comprises two programmable logic sections (select one of six different 3 input boolean logic types) as well as a toggle flipflop and data flipflop block. all four sections are linked together via specially planned normals."

See the seller's shop for more.

Studio Electronics Omega 8 W/8xCS80 +Arp Filter/s

via this auction

"Studio Electronics Omega 8 classic eight voice discreet true analogue polyphonic synthesizer with 8xCS-80, 1xArp, Minimoog and Oberheim SEM Multimode filters on board, Discrete Out OPAMP mod, in excellent working condition..."

Interactive Light Dimension Beam 1990's Black SN 293

via this auction

Here's an interesting bit of controller history not featured on the site before now.

PPG Wave 2.3 w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"A classic rare synth from the early 1980s heard on many records of the day - this unit in particular as it was originally a house synth at Electric Lady Studios here in New York. Extensive servicing and restoration work just performed. Working as it should and sounding simply amazing. In very good condition."

1982 Roland Jupiter-8 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Korg Polysix w/ Tubbutec Mody/Poly Kit

via this auction

"Keyboard has been recapped, new wiring, battery replaced/modded, tuned/calibrated, includes complete Tubbutec Mody/Poly kit which adds midi among other features to this classic synth. The kit cost €179 + ship. So basically $200. Nice thing is you don't have to wait on shipping or stock availability.

The bad:

The Arp suddenly stopped working. Everything else works perfect. It was working fine, attempted to send a CV via a Sub-37 to the Arp clock input, after that, it stopped working. The arp button works (engages arp mode), hold works in arp mode, keys work in arp mode, LED correctly follows arp speed via rate knob, but pattern does not arp. It's almost like the clock input is still looking for a cv signal. I imagine this is a relatively easy fix. I have adjusted my price to reflect this. Aside from that and a few cosmetic blemishes (chipped wood, see pics), all is excellent."

Hillwood RD SONIC EP801 Vintage Preset Synth with Rhythm Section SN 450531

via this auction

I believe this is the first one to be featured on the site.

Presets: Piano, Honky Tonk, Cembalo, Brass, and String.

"Up for sale is super rare RD SONIC Electronic Piano 801 / EP801 vintage analog electronic piano made in Japan by Hillwood.

The unit appears to be working reasonably well, I noticed 1C# and 4C# keys not responding with 2C# key having slightly bad contacts, but otherwise all the presets sounds and rhythm patterns play fine as I gave it a test. I have not tested the MIC input as I don't have a microphone to test with"

Old Ideas From Pittsburgh Modular

Thought this was pretty cool. Pittsburgh Modular is sharing some modules that never made it into production on their Instagram feed. The following are a few captured for the archives (note: I'm adding them as they come in).

via pghmodular

"Old ideas 1. Fragments Generator was an attempt at analog granular synthesis. A great idea that just did not sound good enough in practice. The module in the picture works but it sounds thin and is treated like an interesting design experiment. We made the mistake of announcing the Fragments Generator before it was finished but the circuit never sounded good enough take beyond prototype. We did like the panel layout and later used it for the Analog Replicator. #eurorack #synthesizer"

The Mind of the Synthesizer

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Modular Moose

"Here's a composition made by my modular synthesizer. The random patch changes dramatically throughout the piece just by slightly tweaking the random parameters of the wogglebug. Enjoy this almost alien piece where the synthesizer gets to choose what sounds are made."

Knowing Your Way Around a MakeNoise System

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorials

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorial 1 - MIDI to CV

Published on Mar 30, 2017 intellijel

"In this first part of the µMIDI tutorial series, we learn the basics of MIDI to CV conversion, along with what the µMIDI is, what it does, and why it is useful for a eurorack synthesizer.

The µMIDI provides all the essentials to control and sync your Eurorack modular from your computer, iPhone/iPad, or hardware MIDI device with a minimum of fuss. No menu diving or configuration scripts, just two buttons. The connectivity, feature set, and compact size make the µMIDI ideal for integrating your modular with the rest of your rig while not taking up too much space in your case.

The upper clock section features a dedicated 16th note clock output ideal for synchronizing a Eurorack sequencer like the Metropolis. A second clock output with selectable divisions can be used when difference sync events are needed. The run and reset outputs can be used to reset your Eurorack sequencers in tandem with any external sequencer or DAW.

The lower half of the µMIDI gives you everything you need to control a single voice synth via MIDI. Just connect either a USB or DIN MIDI cable to the module, LEARN a channel, and start playing.

Future firmware updates over USB are made easy with the Firmware Updater software.

High speed ARM processor for low latency & jitter.
DIN or USB MIDI input.
Two clock outputs, one with selectable divisions.
Sequencer sync via run and reset outputs.
Precision 0 – 10 V note pitch output with pitch bend & portamento CC support.
Gate and trigger outputs for envelope triggering.
Mod wheel and continuous controller outputs for additional modulation.
Firmware updates over USB."


Sternrekorder - Die Schraube (TR-707, CR-8000, SH-101, JX-3P, Polysix)

Published on Mar 30, 2017 sternrekorder

"'Die Schraube' means 'The screw'.
Short clip recorded live in my studio, no multitracking, no DAW.

Drums: Roland TR-707 + Roland CR-8000 Hihats
Bassline: Roland SH-101
Chords: Roland JX-3P
Arpeggio: KORG Polysix (tubbutec ModyPoly)
Yamaha SPX-900 Multi FX
Yamaha REV100 Reverb
Yamaha GC2020 Compressor
Valley People 440 Compressor"

Prova Renè

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Dave 33543

Vermona DRM1 mk3 & Moog MF Delay

Published on Mar 30, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

DRM1 drum machine through the MF Delay. The MF Delay has been placed on an aux send.
DRM1 sequenced via from Ableton Live.

No further processing except normalisation.

Critter&Guitari Kaleidoloop, Count To 5 & Voice "Instant Heavenly Choir"

Published on Mar 30, 2017 kapillarkraft

"The Supernatural makes it quite easy to let everything sound heavenly, even my voice.
Just imagine: Delia would have owned these blue boxes..."

KORG Minilogue & ZOOM MS-100BT Yoshio Kobayashi

Published on Mar 30, 2017 jimmy3952

Live Synth Jam 27 : Korg MS-20, Roland TR-8, System 1, Deepmind 12, Analog 4, Waldorf Pulse 2

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Smooth Relaxation from the album 'Ambient Worlds'

Gear Used:
Korg MS-20 Mini
Roland Aira TR-8
Roland Aira System 1
Behringer Deepmind 12
Yamaha RM1x
Elektron Analog 4
Waldorf Pulse 2

For all my music and social media connections visit:"

q ringer'

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander², QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360²
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2 m² , A101-2², A114, A131², A133², A134²²,
A143-1,2,9, A147, A149, A151²²,A 152, A156²,
A171, A175²²², A185-2(14x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²

0 Coast test

Published on Mar 29, 2017 J G

"Enjoy the sound of a Polymoog blowing up at 2:41 :o( Kinda lost the will the go back and do a better take after that. Anyway, 0-Coast doing plinky-plonky sequence, Juno 60 bass, and Korg ESX1 doing drums and more weird plinky percussion bits. Polymoog 280A on lead Vox Humana until it dies, then Minimoog takes over.

Recorded live in stereo."

Chord Organ is Alive

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"fresh off the bench, the Music Thing Modular Chord Organ, my next Kit Review"

Chase Bliss Brothers Drive a Synth

Published on Mar 29, 2017 NONsynth

"Aside from the great Knobs demo of the Chase Bliss Brothers Analog Gainstage, I haven't found a demo of it mashing about on any synthesizers. And boy is this a pedal that mashes synths nicely!

I put some text on the vid to help explain what's going on, and I plan to run through a few more to show the Brothers functionality in detail with a few different synths, including my eurorack modular."

Korg iPolysix - The Prophet

Published on Mar 29, 2017 DJ Galactic

"Korg iPolysix The Prophet (DJ Galactic). New Track The Prophet made on the move on Apple iPad with one of my favorite virtual synth Korg iPolysix. Really fun to play around with music app on my app. Prophet using iPad Korg iPolysix to make electronic music (House / Electro)"

iTunes: KORG iPolysix for iPad - KORG INC.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ensoniq MR Rack 2017 EXP-1 The Real World Expansion Synthesizer Synth Rik Marston

Published on Mar 29, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Ensoniq MR Rack 2017 EXP-1 "The Real World" Expansion
Synth audio demo by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!!
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!**

The Ensoniq MR rack module with the VERY RARE
EXP-1 "The Real World" ethnic / world instruments!
The MR rack is home to the famous TRANSWAVE
(FIZMO) technology, TRANSWAVES are treated like
GIFs -waves in motion that LOOP is one way to put it...
This is just an audio demo of me going thru the EXP-1
sounds playing vocal, wind, bow, pluck, string, percussion
& drum sounds! Probably the BEST for different world
samples, some are extremely rare!! I think it is awesome!!
If you have it tell me how you like it!!

Thank you for watching!
More synthesizer demos &
Ambient Chill Zen music

Journey thru Electric Dunes (Rhythm Wolf, Circuit & MF Drive)

Published on Mar 29, 2017 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
For this track, I have the Novation Circuit playing a trio of Toms, accompanied by two synths. Drum one has no drum, but it programed for pumping effects on the synths. The Akai Rhythm Wolf is taking care of drums while it's bass synth is going thru the Moog MF Drive."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 OS update V1.20 ambient demo (plus Eventide Space)

Published on Mar 29, 2017 MIDERA

"Just messing around with the latest Matrix 1000 OS update version 1.20. This version is really great. You're able to modify parameters in real-time with minimal artifacts in the sound (I didn't really hear any). Plus, it lets you see what the current parameter value is (it moves up and down as you make adjustments). Seriously - it's worth buying from the developer on this one!

See here:"

Temps Utile - Module Overview

Published on Mar 29, 2017 brassmonkey

"An overview video of some of the features of the Temps Utile DIY eurorack module.

For more details on the Temps Utile or Ornament & Crime modules check out the following websites

Temps Utile -

Ornament & Crime -"


"... a fairly simple breakout board for teensy 3.1/3.2, focused on clock sequencing

(the name may suggest as much ... it was stolen from M. Louis Lapicque (see: idem, 1907: Sur l'excitation par décharge de condensateurs; détermination directe de la durée et de la quantité utiles. Comptes Rendus Soc. Biol. (Paris) 62, 701-704).

hardware basics, in brief:

teensy 3.1/3.2 @ 120MHz, w/ 128x64 OLED
trigger-to-output latency < 100us. 2 clock inputs (> 100k input impedance; threshold ~ 2.5V)
4 CV inputs (100k input impedance, -/+ 5V, assignable to (almost) any parameter)
6 clock outputs (5 digital, 1 DAC (12 bit): 10V (GPIO), -/+ 6V (DAC))
two encoders w/ switches; 2 tactile buttons.
14HP, ~ 25 mm Depth

6 modes, selectable per channel:

trigger sequencer/sequence editor
clock division/multiplication
random w/ threshold
DAC (channel #4 only): random, binary, "Turing", logistic, sequencer/arpeggiator"

Moog Minimoog Model D 1970's Chopped & Modded

via this auction

"For sale is a Minimoog Model D that has been chopped and modified. The mods are designed to interface with a Kenton Pro 2000 MKII Midi to CV interface or something similar. With the interface, you will be able to add a multitude of expression to you playing that isn't normally found on a Minimoog via MIDI CC messages that are converted into control voltages.

I've tested most of the features and the synth appears to be working properly. The first oscillator is slightly out of tune. The back panel support is gone.

The additional knobs at the top left control panel read Bend Amount, Dynamic VCF Amount, and LFO amount.

The extra control voltage inputs are Bend In, Dynamics In, Touch In, Mod In.

It also has CV In and Gate In. I'm assuming these are for interfacing with Roland and ARP.

The serial number is 78xx so this one probably has the buffer board and the more desirable oscillator board."

Yamaha CS-50 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yamaha CS50 in great condition for it's age. Everything in working order. There are some cosmetic scratches and scuffs, things you would expect of a synth this age, but otherwise everything works great. Includes the 4 original legs and cover. It is quite heavy, so shipping is set at $250, and I will have it professionally packaged to ensure that it's protected in transit. However, if you would like to pick it up in Boston or NYC I can arrange that and forgo shipping charges."

Moog Modular Model 12 Synthesizer P-cabinet Package

via this auction

Access Virus Ti 2 Darkstar Edition (Limited Edition) w/ Original Box

via this auction

Simple Wednesday

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"I thought I'd just sit down and make up some synth-ey tuneage yesterday. I set up two extremely simple sequencer lines and changed the melody, such as it is, by twisting a couple knobs. Then I turned up the delay on the reverb and the notes began to kind of collide and reinforce each other. Anyway, here's a video of me cranking it out, and you can see my complete lack of technique.

Beatstep Pro
Braids MacroOscillator
Morphing Terrarium
Z5000 Reverb
Qunexus Keyboard
E440 VCF
ARP2600 Spring reverb
plus a bunch of ADSRs and VCAs"

0-Coast Patch of the Week #10: External Processing Back Online

In case you saw the post when the video was offline, it's back here.


Published on Mar 29, 2017 once upon a synth

"Running a guitar through a synthesizer. Specifically the Epiphone ES-339 Pro through the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2. The Pro 2 can act as a very powerful guitar pedal with its built in distortion, decimator, hack, drive, dual analog filters, envelope follower and 4 delay lines. On top of that you can utilize the powerful modulation matrix to modulate these effects for some really unique sounds. In this video I go over a few different types of sounds you can make but I only just scratch the surface of what's possible."


Published on Mar 29, 2017

"La grosse brute au travail :)"

Arturia MatrixBrute Firmware Update 1.1

via Arturia

"We are proud to announce the first update to our flagship analog synthesizer. Based on early feedback from MatrixBrute owners, we have refined its firmware to give you the best possible creative experience. Matrix-arpeggiator, real-time recording, preset knob position indication, and more!

Firmware Update 1.1
The MatrixBrute is just at the very beginning of its story but it is already growing stronger and stronger. Discover the new features brought by the firmware update 1.1.

Real-Time Recording

What is the most natural way to record music?

If you instinctively thought “playing”, then no doubt that you will appreciate using the real-time recording mode. Especially as we made our best to make it extremely convenient and super effective.

Set the length of your sequence, press the Record and Play buttons in sequencer mode and let yourself freely ride on immediate inspiration.

Of course, the real-time mode records the notes you play but there is more. Holding a note during several steps automatically ties them while playing a note with a high velocity records an accent on this step. At last the real-time mode also allows you to record the modulation track live by using the Modulation Amount knob.

Matrix Arpeggiator

Transmuting two elements into a brand new one

Our engineer gave in to the practice of a forbidden alchemy that gave birth to the Matrix Arpeggiator, an exclusive creative tool that will stick you to your MatrixBrute for daylong sessions.

Simultaneously press the Arpeggiator and Sequencer buttons to discover this advanced benefit of the Matrix.

The Matrix Arpeggiator play ground is made of up to 16 steps, each represented by a column of the Matrix, and arpeggiated chords of up to 4 notes. The four top rows work just like in standard sequencer mode for these 16 steps. The lower part can be divided in three groups of 4 rows. Each group represents an octave from -1 to +1 and the 4 rows within each of them symbolize the 4 notes of the chord you play on the keyboard.

dadamachines Introduces the automat toolkit

"Berlin, Germany 29.03.2017

dadamachines crowdfunds the automat toolkit – music machines for everyone

The automat toolkit is a plug & play MIDI-controller and accessories kit that allows anyone to build awesome music machines using the real world as their machines instrument.

The automat toolkit is available as of March 29th for exclusive pre-order on Kickstarter.

What is dadamachines?
dadamachines is a Berlin-based studio launching the automat toolkit, a MIDI-controlled music toolkit that allows anyone, regardless of music skill level, to turn the real world into their instrument.

The core of the toolkit is the automat, an arduino-compatible plug-and-play MIDI-controller with 12 DC outputs. The automat can be used with your favorite music so ware or hardware. The toolkit includes the automat and a series of solenoid beaters that plug in to 12 outputs allowing you to tap, ping and knock on anything.

The automat toolkit - M is available exclusively on Kickstarter for 399 euro.

Tech Specs

automat controller
- USB Midi
- DIN Midi-In & Thru (Out option)
- 12 DC Outputs (12-24V max. 1.3A)
- External power supply 12-24V
- Arduino shields & extension port

- Simple learn mode >1 button click
- Advanced learn mode

- Anodized aluminum panel
- Powder coated steel shell
- Dimensions - 110 x 110 x 26mm

Additionally, each toolkit comes with adapters & elements helping the users to get started easily.

Who is behind dadamachines?
dadamachines is the project of Berlin-based Creative Technologist and DJ – Johannes Lohbihler. Johannes grew up in Bavaria, hailing from a line of seven generations of carpenters. Growing up among the Weilheim music scene that included acts such as the Notwist, Lali Puna and Acid Pauli - Johannes was interested in music from early on. He started DJing and found inspiration to bring together electronic music production and analog tools - combining his background as a cra sman and passion for music. During his masters stu- dies in interaction design, Johannes began developing a simple plug-and-play kit that made music machines accessible to everyone – that project became dadamachines."

New KORG Minilogue Editor for Patch Base

via coffeeshopped

"Patch Base 2.5 is now available, and with it comes an editor for the Korg Minilogue. Now you can visualize any patch on your Minilogue, as well as edit all synth and sequencer parameters. Fetch patches from your synth, create new patches from an init patch, or create random patches to discover new sounds. And as always, you can store your entire patch library on your iPad, and organize it into folders. For the next several days, the In-App Purchase for the Minilogue editor is 50% off.

The top half of the editor shows all of the synth's voice parameters, while the bottom half gives controls for editing both notes and motion sequencing data, complete with copy, paste, randomization, and initialization functions. You can create your own sequences in the editor itself, or use it to perfect a sequence you recorded while playing the Minilogue itself."

iTunes: Patch Base - Coffeeshopped LLC

BURG - beyond the light (system-1, KORG monologue, volca, ms-20)

Published on Mar 29, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

I really really really needed to make some more music... was in a very bad mood due to loads of day job work... so I could not get to a point where I was happy with this tune.. so it just kept on going and going and going... and in the end, why not just let it go ? and keep it the way it is.. and not explore more complexities, melodies and just keep it as is? Damn, that was a hard decision.. it might feel incomplete on a first listen, but really for me it's so loaded with feelings, to the brim.

Initially, this track started with a system-1 arpeggiator melody.. that just evolved over time into a layer of basslines and other arpeggios, with a really simple beat.. that never starts, it just stays on a level waiting for the drop that never comes.

I hope you can enjoy this, as this was a painful tune to make.. on many different levels.

Gear used, Roland AIRA, System-1, TR-8, TB-3, KORG volca bass, keys, fm, KORG ms-20, monologue, makenoise 0-coast, microbrute, dreadbox erebus, nord lead A1, elektron analog four, reface CP, SQ-1, beatstep pro + circuit (just sequencer) and the microgranny

FX: Kaoss pad KP3, ms-70 CDR, strymon timeline, bluesky, el capistanearthquaker devices transmisser and space spiral (on the 0 coast), eventide space + mooer reecho and skyverb

Let's go for a spin... I'm driving"

VGM #101: Die Anywhere Else (Night in the Woods) Ft. Curious Quail

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Ace Waters

"I had to make a last minute cover this week because my bandmates ended up needing more time for the new IITT track. I reached out on twitter, and someone recommended that I tap into the 'Night in the Woods' OST. I immediately went to a video of Die Anywhere Else and came up with an idea for an arrangement. I went back on twitter and my buddy Mike (Curious Quail) had commented about wanting to do another collab with me on Die Anywhere Else. I told him the timeline, and he made it work, and I am so happy he did because man did those chiptunes really pull the song together. I also wanted some elements of the post-rock shimmer guitar in there, and while working on ideas on my electric, I thought...'Man, Kyle hasn't been on a track in a while, this would be perfect for him!' and he also made some time and put together a great last minute guitar track. Point being, everyone involved in this track is awesome, and I am really happy that we ended up needing to do this song, because it became one of my new favorite VGMs that I have done. Enjoy!"

Lorre Mill Double Knot

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Cray

"First minute with the DK"

AJH Synth - Sonic XV *Sequenced*

Published on Mar 29, 2017 DivKidVideo

"We all now (if not, now you do!) that AJH Synth is awesome. The MiniMod voice really is stunning. The new Ring SM and Sonic XV expand the line up nicely with new sounds based on clones, vintage circuits and lots of improvements, new features and tweaks from AJH. Here's some filth sequencing lots of parameters in on the Sonic XV filter. Fire away with any questions."

live industrial techno : Broken gears of the mind

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Maxime F

Drums : peaks, pico drums and er 301
Synth : er301 + clouds
Sequencing : varigate 8+ *2 voltage block *2

Moog Rogue SN 9438

via this auction

"Cool little guy with big, bold sounds.
Had the dreaded foam underlay painstakingly removed and all electronics sprayed out.
As much fun as the law allows ...possibly a bit more.
Includes power supply."

Oberheim OB-Xa Synth System w DMX, DSX, Pedals, MIDI, & Mods

via this auction

"Oberheim DMX Drum machine in excellent, near mint condition. Fully serviced with Midi Mod and Memory expansion. Also includes a custom built individual drum tuning box. Spare wood side panels too if you want to take out the midi mod and return back to original DMX.

Oberheim DSX sequencer in excellent, near mint condition.

2 Oberheim P-OBX expression pedals, manuals, and cabling."

KORG Mono/Poly SN 3772** w/ Original Hard Case

via this auction

Roland TR-909 SN 3602**

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 255155 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Playing Synthesizer by Jayalal Vargheese - Roland Jupiter 80 - Flute

Published on Mar 28, 2017 Jayalal Vargheese

0-Coast Patch of the Week #10: External Processing

Published on Mar 29, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

Modular Shades #04 | Euclidean Rhythm

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Elinch

Euclidean Drums
Make Noise STO (FM from Batumi) / Optomix (AM Intellijel Quadra) / Dreadbox Delta
Intellijel Dixie 2+ (FM Dreadbox Omikron) / Optomix (AM Intellijel Quadra) / Dreadbox Delta

Euclidean Blips & Zips
Dreadbox Theta Noise / Dreadbox Lamda Filter / WMD Mixer (AM Intellijel Quadra)
Output 4ms / WMD Mixer (AM Intellijel Quadra)

Random Background Noises
Mutable Instruments Rings (modulated by Batumi S&H Mode) Even Out / ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky / 4MS DLD Input 1 / Mutable Instruments Clouds
Mutable Instruments Rings (modulated by Batumi S&H Mode) Odd Out / VCL VCF 74 / 4MS DLD Input 2 / Clouds

Pad Loop
Tc Ditto / 3 voices chord overdub + 3 voices chord overdub halfspeed (Dreadbox Omikron Saw / Dreadbox Lamda) / ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky / 4MS DLD Input 1 / Mutable Instruments Clouds

Euclidean Sequencer: Mutable Instruments Yarns
External effects: Oto Bam

For the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74 Eurorack (Korg Minikorg 700s) Filter Demo

Published on Mar 29, 2017 mylarmelodies

"Being a demo of the very vintage VCF-74, inspired by the Korg Minikorg 700s 'Traveler' dual filter. A 6dB HP & 12dB LP in series, with wonderful natural compression, warm drive characteristics, and a ton of personality. More info & dealers here:
Korg Traveler Filter pic thanks to Christian Hatvani of
More info from the folks at VSL:

"The VCF-74 is a 14HP voltage controlled filter in Eurorack format. VCF-74 features a dual analogue high-pass and low-pass filter, cascaded (series, from HP - LP). The discrete diode filter circuit is inspired by the 1970s Univox Mini-Korg synthesizer's "Traveler" filter section which provides warm, organic sound to your modular system. However, this design was not only adapted for Eurorack, but is feature enhanced for a wide array of possible filter characteristics.

A stage boost switch allows you to drive the 2nd filter section (Low-Pass) with a +5.3dB signal boost from the High-Pass output signal creating a warm saturation and varied resonance to signal ratio/dynamics. Independent manual resonance controls per filter section allows you to fine-tune a wide variety of focused sound. Input and Output level controls allow you to optimize dynamic range, including how hard you drive the filter--which drastically changes the dynamic interplay between signal and harmonic resonance. Both High-Pass and Low-Pass circuits have independent cutoff controls. Independent CV inputs for cutoff and resonance of each filter section, and attenuation/gain for CV to cutoff provide superior control over filter behavior. The VCF-74 can be set up as a Low-Pass, High-Pass, or Band-Pass filter. Width of the Band-Pass can be adjusted by simply dialing in the offset controls appropriately."

Moog Sub Phatty & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Mar 29, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the DMM delay. The DMM has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."


Published on Mar 29, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Played on a Homemade modular synth. KORG MS10. JUNO 106. vocals going through an Roland VT-3.

#cover #katy perry #modularsynth"

Sonic LAB Presentation - Akai MPC X CV control and workflow

Published on Mar 29, 2017 sonicstate

"Akai Professional product manager Andy Mac came to show us the new MPC X. We hook up some CV gear and look at the workflow between MPC 2.0 on the host computer and MPC standalone mode too."

Behringer Deepmind12 - analog polyphone Synthesizer - factory patchsurfing

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Matthias plays

"I got my hand on a Behringer Deepmind12 and took the chance to surf thru the factory patches. Overall I have to say is that my first impression was - wow - what a nice sounding padmachine. Well almost every patch is light up with the great effect section done by TC-Electronics and Klark Technik. After a couple of hours experimenting with the Deepmind12 I have to say my first WOW disapeared and the true face of the Deepmind came into the front. Well just listen and enjoy watching this patchsurfing. I am sure at the end of this session you are able to make up your own mind."

Modular Monthly: The many faces of Mordax DATA

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Oscilloscope, waveform generator, clock source, spectral analyses... is there anything Mordax's debut module can't do?"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Synthesis Technology Product Demo + Q&A

Published on Mar 28, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

Presentation by Paul Schreiber
March 22, 2017
at Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, CA

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

KORG Introduces the KRONOS LS

KRONOS LS - Strike the Perfect Balance

Published on Mar 28, 2017 Korg

"With a newly-designed light touch keyboard for effortless playability, KRONOS LS lets you take a full-sized keyboard - and the power of KRONOS - anywhere.

Packed with nine versatile sound engines, up to 16 simultaneous effects, 16-part Combinations and so much more, KRONOS is KORG’s most powerful synthesizer ever. To further unlock KRONOS’ potential, KORG introduces a new light-touch 88-key model for a new level of playability - and portability."

"New light-touch keyboard for effortless, nimble playing

KORG’s all-new light-touch keyboard makes it easy to play anything from rapid organ licks to synth phrases to glissandi. The mechanism of the keyboard itself has been redesigned so that the velocity is easier to control than on existing light-touch keyboards, even when playing complex chords or difficult phrases. The box-shaped keys share their look with KORG’s premium RH3 action, while providing the faster playing feel of a synth keyboard. Since the keyboard is semi-weighted, it’s also perfect for playing piano and electric piano in any style.

6.3 kg/14 lbs. lighter than KRONOS2-88 for increased portability

The new keyboard makes the instrument markedly lighter than KRONOS2-88 with KORG’s RH3 action, making transport and setup much simpler. At under 19 kg/40 lbs., bringing a full 88-note KRONOS to a show just became more convenient.

New OS v3.1 includes new Quick Layer/Split functions

Along with its dynamic new keyboard, KRONOS LS features the latest KRONOS OS - v3.1 - which puts Quick Layer and Quick Split functions right at users’ fingertips. Effortlessly create layers such as piano and strings, or splits such as electric piano and bass, effortlessly. Numerous additional OS refinements have also been made to further ensure stability and a stress-free performance environment.

A new look to complement its new feel

With its luxurious dark umber aluminum body and beautifully crafted sunburst wood side panels, KRONOS LS is designed to present as beautifully as it plays. KRONOS LS offers an elegant look that’s perfect for home, stage, and studio."

Cool two-tone wood side panels.

Hyve Synth Goes Open Source

via the Hyve Touch Kickstarter:

"In celebration of an awesome week with 266 amazing people who hit 267%, Hyve Synth is going Open Source. Thank you for believing in this project and giving me the opportunity to share it with you. Let's take a look at a preliminary schematic!"

New EMW VACTROLS Eurorack Modules

via EMW:

“EMW is about to launch its own line of VACTROLS with a series of new modules based on this fantastic component.

All the tests exceeded our expectations and the production will start immediately.

The first modules that will use our own Vactrol will be launched soon.

Wait to check the quality of our new and exclusive Eurorack Vactrol Line. EMW - Electronic Music Works.”

DIY projects from EMW featuring their new vactrols may follow.

If you are not familiar with vactrols in general, see this wikipedia article.

Kawai SX-240 with full MIDI CC!

Published on Mar 25, 2017 Sean Ober

"Thanks to the fine folks at, this minty Kawai SX-240 now responds to MIDI CC. Burned a couple new firmware EPROMs, removed about 8 screws, swapped the chips and done! Such an easy, rewarding mod.

Early stages of this available firmware but damn-near complete... hat's off to This is one of only a few SX-240's in the world, this powerful ;o) Shoot, only about 1000 of these boards might have been made and many, many of those died due to battery leaks. Talk about a rare bird.

I also would like to thank Jordan from Cuff Lynx for selling me this bad boy! Thanks and Save The Wave... SynthWave that is!!!"

Teenage Engineering - History and Design Philosophy & the Pocket Operator Story

Teenage Engineering Part 1 - History and Design Philosophy

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Silicon Labs

"This is the first part of our interview with Teenage Engineering. See how they keep their products fun and extraordinary at the same time!"

Teenage Engineering Part 2 - Pocket Operator Story

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Silicon Labs

"This is the second part of our interview with Teenage Engineering’s Oscar Ahlgren, development project manager for the Pocket Operator line."

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade, PO-24 Office and PO-28 Robot

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Sean Ober

"Arcade, Robot and Office Get Down

Production / Performance & Lego case by Sean Ober / Dj Dab
Space Craft design by Sage

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Arcade PO-20 - Test by Dj Dab

Published on Feb 17, 2016 Sean Ober

Moog Voyager Bubinga Cab Analog Synth w Add-ons & Extras! SN EB2466

What's a Bubinga cab?

via this auction

"Up for sale is a unique Moog Voyager Electric Blue Edition. This particular voyager has a custom bubinga wood finish from the factory. It also is easily made a expandable by adding the included moogerfooger CP-251 ($399) and the VX-351 CV Output Expander ($295). The condition of this voyager, is near flawless as you will see from the pictures. All original material, and packaging has been kept. Also included is the license transfer of the Voyager PlugSE! Take full control of the voyager in your DAW including, midi record, automation record, program changes, and much more via midi in and out."

Steven Kuether's Memorymoog Plus Restorations, (by Synthpro)

Published on Mar 28, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

Have had another Memorymoog on my surgical table once again. It was sick but now has a full bill of health.

Thanks for watching and the support,


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