MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Five12 Eurorack Vector Sequencer - Teaser Video

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Five12 Inc.

Now this is interesting. Five12 makes Numerology, considered by many as the best software sequencer out there. I do not know if this is a full port to hardware, but coming from Five12, this is likely going to be very good. Possibly even bigger news, is that Five12 is entering the hardware market with their first eurorack module.

JF Sebastian (Synthwave)

Novation Supernova : pad and arpegio
Lead melody 1/2 : virus indigo
String : Virus indigo
Bass : Diva / synthwave 80's bank
Voice samples : blade runner
Drums : Arturia Spark

sequenceur : Ableton live

Vst effects : Eventide blackhole reverb - Replika xt delay - D16group Decimator 2 - NI Drive

Cassette Tape Prophets Ableton Live Pack

Published on Jan 17, 2017 AfroDJMac USA

"A warm and heavily analog collection of synthesizer sounds. The Prophet 6 analog synth was run through the Analog Heat and multi-sampled to Cassette Tape. The samples have been crafted into 20 Ableton Live Instrument Racks, complete with Macro Controls for total customization.

Get the Ableton Live Instruments:"

Q179 Envelope++ Patching Tip & Velocity Tutorials

Published on Jan 17, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

Here are the next two videos in the Q179 Envelope++ tutorial series. You can find all parts here.

For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of

Q179 Envelope++ Velocity

Published on Jan 17, 2017

"A demonstration of the Q179 Envelope++ module using a keyboard."

Moog Prodigy

via this auction

Behringer Deepmind 12 Factory Presets

Published on Jan 17, 2017 synthartist69

Behringer Deepmind 12 Factory presets Bank A 1-30
Behringer Deepmind 12 Factory presets Bank A 31-60
Behringer Deepmind 12 Factory presets Bank A 61-90

Rare Waves Grendel Drone Commander 2E + Expander

via this auction

"both units work as new, look mint and have only very little rack rash. they will come with original packaging and connection / power cables... please note the main module is a very deep unit (about 78mm) so make sure it can fit your case."

Super Furry Ltd. Edition Atmegatron?

via @SoulsbySynth

"#NAMM2017 announcement 2/3: Pete Fowler (@themonsterist / super furries / #monsterism) designed ltd edition Atmegatron. Booth #5000"

Announcement 1/3 here.

Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax Organ

via this auction

"The Sidrax Organ follows a lineage of electronic musical instruments based on touch. It was redesigned twice, first as Sidrassi, then as Sidrazzi. It has seven wooden bars that you press to express seven oscillators within. Each oscillator has its own fine tuning slider, embedded right within its bar. Also, there is a master pitch knob, and a master chaos knob. The master chaos knob makes the instrument go from pure triangle tones to a nest of noise. It does this by gradually increasing modulation from one oscillator to the next in a circular pattern. Sidrax has enough bars to construct sweetest melodies from the triangle waves, whereas Tetrax is a simple four-bar entity, with complexity of tone for funky bass.

There are 44 modulation points brought forth as banana jacks. They are arranged in seven columns, representing the seven bars. Their layout is shifted diagonally, to allow inputs in proximity to outputs. This is for touch-playability; you can make banana jack metal studs that can be squished by hand to gesture-patch the instrument. Inputs are cool colors: blue, green, and grey. Outputs are hot colors: red and orange. The grey jacks are parallel inputs with the master knobs: the one on the left is for master pitch, the right one is master chaos. The color allotment for each bar is as follows:

Two orange jacks, representing the press and release gestures on that bar in voltage.
One red jack, which is the pure triangle output of that oscillator.
Two green jacks, that are "glitch" inputs. They cause the boundary conditions of each oscillator to wire to the output of another. A modulation inspired by circuit bending.
One blue jack, an fm modulation input for that oscillator.
The Sidrax organ has a stereo-mini output on the back. This is because each bar, outputs in different channels during the press/release cycle. In addition to the stereo-mini jack, it has an power switch, and optional built-in batteries, or an external, 9volt battery snap."

maasijam volcasession #06 - Volca (Bass, Keys, Sample, FM), Ambient Jam

Published on Jan 17, 2017 maasijam

"All sounds coming from the KORG Volcas (Bass, Keys, FM, Sample) . For each volca there is an 'External Instruments' track in Ableton Live - so I can use all my effect plugins. Ableton Live sends MIDI Clock to the volcas (Splitted by the MIDI Merger). With the Launch Control XL I can switch between the volcas.

Ableton Live 9
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Sample
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca FM
Launch Control XL
Akai MPK Mini
ValhallaRoom (I love it)
NI Replika (Delay)
MIDI Merger Miditemp PMM-88
Steinberg UR-44

Recorded directly on a Tascam DR07 MK2."

Weinglas at the premiere of expeRheiniMainental

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Wein Glas

"Is it possible to play a short live performance with only a Gotharman AnamonoX? In total darkness? See and decide for yourself! However, the touchscreen keyboard helped a lot ...

Thanks a lot to Xerox Exotique and to Tilmann Jakob for having me as a guest on the great premiere of the amazong documentary 'expeRheiniMainental'!"

New Bent-Tronics Book: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 555 Timer, + parts kit

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Bent-Tronics

"I wrote a book! Buy it here.
Buy the parts kit here.
More info at"

Tiptop Audio Mantis Bag/Backpack

"Mantis padded travel bag is made for a smooth ride. With its multiple straps it can be set to carry side-ways or as a backpack and the waterproof material keeps the elements out too. Internally it features a pouch to carry your Stackcables, power adapter and even a laptop computer.

Buchla Simple Transformations 3

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Todd Barton

Update: SoundCloud added.

All parts here.

Isotonik Studios Introduces Circuit Editor PRO & Circuit Patch Store for the Novation Circuit

Circuit Editor PRO for the Novation Circuit from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"In this walkthrough we'll not be delving into sound design but simply showing off the workflow enhancing improvements we've made to our popular Circuit Editor, rebuilding the engine from scratch to massively improve the speed of updates has allowed to us to add core new features such as:

- Both Synth Engines are fully automatable in Ableton Live with the MaxforLive version

- Copy / Paste for the Macro Elements

- Drum Control has been added

- Patch Management has been much improved

- An intelligent Randomiser Function"

P.S. You might remember mention of the new editor from this post.

Additional details including price:


PRICE: £10.00

It's been over a year since we visited Novations headquarters to be first introduced to the Circuit in their development room, this little beast of a Groovebox has gone from strength to strength in the past twelve months growing an avid legion of new fans who have helped the development of the instrument through the Facebook Circuit Owners Group...

We've seen Novation get involved in this group of fans to their credit and it was an honour to be chosen to develop and supply the official Novation Circuit Editor! Now that Novation have released the fourth firmware update, we felt it was time to do the same with our Editor. And so after a few hundred hours more of development time we're delighted to be able to release the Circuit Editor PRO!

Rebuilt from the ground up we've massively improved response times and allowed automation of both synths through Ableton Live via the MaxforLive version. In working with the new Editor Engine we've been able to incorporate the top user requests that we've been collating as well!

Novation Circuit: How to Create an Arpeggio Effect with an LFO + Bonus Tips!

Published on Dec 14, 2016 Lightfinger

"In this video I explain how to create an arpeggio effect with an LFO on the Novation Circuit. Jump to 2:56 hear the arpeggio effect...
The patch "Magic Arp" is available for free on my website here:"

Dave Rossum Control Forge J Haible Tau Phaser

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Steve Brenner

"Rossum Control Forge Haible Tau Phaser System 1M"

Buchla Simple Transformations 2

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Todd Barton

Part 1 here.

New SSF Entity Bass Drum Synth Eurorack Module

SSF Entity Bass Drum Synth - Basic Kick Synthesis

Published on Jan 17, 2017 SteadyStateFate

"Examples of creating kick drums with the Steady State Fate Entity Bass Drum Synthesizer. This video shows some examples of how the controls are used to shape various kick drum sounds."

SSF Entity Bass Drum Synth -Feedback Distortion

Published on Jan 17, 2017 SteadyStateFate

"Demonstrating kick drum sounds using feedback of the output into the A-MIX (amplifier input). Use of a stackable cable or multiple is needed in order to feed the output back into the Entity and into an output module or recording device. This configuration is capable of producing extreme distortion and self oscillation."

Update: New video on controls added:

SSF Entity Bass Drum Synth - Controls

Published on Jan 17, 2017 SteadyStateFate

"Overview of the sound shaping controls on the Entity BDS. This video highlights most of the control knobs and functions for basic kick drum synthesis."

via Steady State Fate

"Bass and Drum Synthesizer Voice

The Entity Bass Drum is a complete and versatile synthesizer voice geared for designing a huge array of bass drum, percussive and synth sounds. Finally, a truly deep tool for creating analog bass drum, bass lines and other percussive effects is here!

The design consists of a high fidelity resonant filter, 2 stage slope generator (rise/fall) with independent slope shaping, a high fidelity VCA and discrete transistor saturation circuitry. Every parameter on the Entity Bass drum is voltage controllable.

By applying a trigger of any length and at least 2V amplitude, we excite the resonant filter to produce a percussive sine wave. The pitch control tunes the output with a range of 8Hz to around 2.2KHz. Both higher and lower levels are achievable using the FM input for modulation etc. The internal filter will track 3-4 octaves reliably and the tracking device is temperature compensated.

The slope generator (ENV) can be switched into the circuit via the 3 way switch below the FM LVL control. This control is a bipolar attenuator which affects the level of the slope generator and/or external modulator that affects the pitch of the output.
The 3 way switch selects FM, FM+ENV or just ENV as a mod source.

The rise/fall envelope is a two stage function generator. The controls provide slope timing from 1ms to about a minute. To the right of these controls is the shaping section where logarithmic, linear and exponential slope shapes are selected independently for the two envelope stages.
The envelope is designed to re-trigger at a set point. This allows for changing dynamics to occur to pitch and amplitude when the slope times are greater than the output transient time. For instance the sound can vary between any number of triggers that fire before the envelope set point is reached. Setting the slope time fast enough (below roughly 1 o'clock) provides for nominal operation. Settings will vary depending on trigger and ring decay timing.
The envelope can also be used exclusively or in a more complex patch via a direct +ENV output. Additionally, a novel DUCK output provides a means to control external VCAs - to work like slow compressors. DUCK is an inverted and positively offset version of the +ENV out. This keeps VCAs open when the envelope is off and effectively 'ducks' the VCA when the envelope fires. Of course, mod sources for these outputs are not limited to VCAs...

NAMM 2017 Doepfer Press Release

Click each pic for the details.

High level:

A-112-2 VCO

Vintage Edition of A-100 Modules

A-135-4 VC Performance Mixer Modules

A-110-6 Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO

A-150-8 Octal Manual/Voltage Controlled Programmable Switches

A-100LC1 Small Eurorack Case

Heavenly Sky --- DSI/Oberheim OB-6 Demo by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Nov 6, 2016 Hitoshi Koizumi

"DSI/Oberheim OB-6 + Logic Pro Plug-In Reverb"

Nowhere --- Minimoog Model D Reissue Demo by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Hitoshi Koizumi

"synthesizer: Minimoog Model D reissue
sequencer: Manikin Schrittmacher
fx: strymon (moebius/timeline/bigsky)'

DSI Prophet 12 Demos by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Jan 4, 2015 Hitoshi Koizumi

1. Prophet 12 --- drone - DSI Prophet 12 (no external/plugin effects)

2. Exit --- Poly Evolver Keyboard + Prophet 12 - DSI/Poly Evolver Keyboard + Prophet 12 (arpeggiator) + Logic Pro Plug-in Reverb/Delay.

3. Igneous --- Prophet 12 + Poly Evolver Keyboard - DSI/Prophet 12 & Poly Evolver Keyboard + Logic Pro Plug-in Reverb

Poly Evolver Keyboard Demos by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Oct 9, 2016 Hitoshi Koizumi

"DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard + Logic Pro plug-in Reverb

electronic/drone/experimental/kosmische musik/organ/ambient"

Voyage --- DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard - DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard + Manikin Schrittmacher + Logic Pro plug-in Reverb
Dark Star --- Poly Evolver Keyboard
Opéra De Nuit --- Poly Evolver Keyboard
Frozen Echo --- Poly Evolver Keyboard
Poly Evolver Keyboard --- drone
Dust To Dust --- DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard

Minimoog Voyager Demos by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Hitoshi Koizumi

We Are Electronic --- Minimoog Voyager sequencer: Manikin Schrittmacher effects: Strymon (Mobius/TimeLine/BigSky)
Doepfer Dark Time + Minimoog Voyager - improvised on Minimoog Voyager + Doepfer Dark Time + Logic Pro Plug-in Reverb.
Minimoog Voyager + Doepfer Dark Time

Manikin Memotron & Minimoog Voyager Demos by Hitoshi Koizumi

Published on Oct 2, 2016 Hitoshi Koizumi

"electronic/ambient/berlin-school/kosmische musik/sequences/krautrock/edgar froese/tangerine dream
Manikin Memotron + Manikin Schrittmacher + Minimoog Voyager"

Spiral Star --- Manikin Memotron + Minimoog Voyager
Rubycon Road --- Manikin Memotron + Minimoog Voyager
Time Of The Birth --- Manikin Memotron + Minimoog Voyager

Berlin-School --- manikin electronic Memotron

Published on Apr 11, 2015 Hitoshi Koizumi

"Manikin Electronic MEMOTRON (Berlin-School sound library: KS Oboe - KS String Section - KS Male Choir) + Logic Pro Plug-in Reverb"

Roland MKS80 Super Jupiter SN 460537

via this auction

"This unit is in excellent shape and fully functional. Cosmetically it's in nice shape, the front is very clean but there are some signs of wear so be sure to take a look at the detailed pictures to make sure you like it. The MKS-80 is an awesome sounding analog synth, kind of like a Roland Jupiter 8 in a rack form. Huge pad sounds and warm classic Roland analog tone. Serial number 460537."

Bastl Kastle synth unboxing

Published on Jan 17, 2017 AndrewCulture

"What comes in the box with the Bastl Kastle synth? Find out here.
More info - Bastl Castle,synth,lo-gi synth, unboxing, modular synths, unboxing,making music, analog synthesizers"

via Andrew in the comments of this post. You can find his write-up here.

MOOG MOTHER 32 "The Tibetan Patch"

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Oz The Conjuring

"This is a tuto to create this f'in incredible sound using Moog Mother, MI Braids and Clouds with Parasites firmware, Doepfer Sample and Hold and Warps as a vca and Disting mk3 as a clockable delay.

YMO's Roland System 100M For Sale?

via this auction

"The modules are:
-112 VCO
-121 VCF
-130 VCA
-140 ENV/LFO
-150 Ring Mod/S&H/Noise Gen/LFO

Not sure if anyone even cares about the history of this specific unit, but this 100M was previously owned by Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra). I purchased it directly from him in 2006. He apparently used the 100Ms all over his 'Philharmony' album. Harry claimed it was one of the first 100M synths to leave the Roland facilities.. I believe he was selling 5 of them at the time? He was also the first person to receive a TR-808 and credited as the first to release an album with MC-4 and TR-808, if that means anything. The guy was basically a lab rat for Roland in the late 70s and early 80s..."

YAMAHA CS-15D Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box SN 5326

via this auction

Clavia Nord Modular Keyboard G1 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg MiniKorg 700 Univox Demo

Published on Jan 17, 2017 synthartist69

"My one and only video of this awesome 1973 Korg MiniKorg 700. The very first Korg synthesizer!"

Logan String Melody II & Moog Taurus "White Satin"

(c)2017 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound
strings, lead: Logan String Melody 2 (1979)
bass, fx: Moog Taurus bass pedal (1976)
drums: KORG KR-55B (1982)
recording: multi-track

The Korg Monologue: Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Jan 17, 2017 AutomaticGainsay


The Korg Monologue: Introduction
The Korg Monologue- Part 1- Oscillators 1
The Korg Monologue- Part 2- Oscillators 2
The Korg Monologue- Part 3- Filter
The Korg Monologue- Part 4- Envelope Generator part 1
The Korg Monologue- Part 5- Envelope Generator part 2
The Korg Monologue- Part 6- Low Frequency Oscillator part 1
The Korg Monologue- Part 7- Low Frequency Oscillator part 2
The Korg Monologue- Part 8- Sync and Ring
The Korg Monologue- Part 9- Sequencing
The Korg Monologue- Part 10- Assorted Functions

On the RISE: Playing a singing voice with Portrait XO

Published on Jan 17, 2017 ROLI

"Read Portrait XO's full story at"

Expert Sleepers - Module says hello.

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Expert Sleepers

"Stranger Things theme" with ROTOR by reactable.

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Reactable Systems

iTunes: ROTOR - Tangible Modular Music Synth - Reactable Systems SL

"Inspired by 'Stranger Things Theme' S U R V I V E.
Played with ROTOR iPad app.

ROTOR is the new app that turns the iPad into a comprehensive electronic music performance suite. Using the optional ROTOR controllers, which can be purchased separately, it also brings the reactable tangible music experience that has captivated musicians such as Björk, Coldplay or Gui Boratto, for the first time into the iPad."


Published on Jan 17, 2017 Joe Miller

"A quick drone setup using Erica Black Wavetable and Make Noise Telharmonic."

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