MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Q179 Envelope++ Arpeggiator

Published on Jan 31, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"The Q179 Envelope++ module as a arpeggiator

For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Novation UltraNova Contest Update - We Have a Winner!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that we have a winner for the UltraNova contest! Apologies for the delay in the announcement. The contest ended on January 19th, just before we were all hit by the NAMM storm. I want to thank everyone who entered. Novation tells me this was one of their best contests yet, with over 1600 entries! Go MATRIXSYNTH! :) Novation promoted the contest on their social channels, while I promoted it here on MATRIXSYNTH. That said, I am extremely happy to announce that the winner of the contest is a reader of the site! The winner does wish to remain anonymous, which I totally understand and respect, being the anonymous mr. matrix myself. :)

I want to thank Novation for hosting the contest and giving a chance for my readers to win a free Novation UltraNova.  BTW, if you haven't already, be sure to check out my lengthy UltraNova review here. Novation offered to host the contest as a follow-up to the review.

Thank you Novation, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Buchla being a synth

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Cray

Update: better quality uploaded.

MakeNoise 0 Coast Krell

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Glow Worm Cables

"A variation of a variation. The Krell Patch found in the Makenoise 0-Coast manual (Walker Farrell) based on Todd Barton's original patch. Then I have a sort of Wogglebug Dream Machine patch combined. I l will do this again and maybe record an hour or more."

spring reverb - tests

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

"Tests of a Spring Reverb. Trying to find the equation for more gain / low distortion."

Mattoverse OCTOSTEP Instructions

See the second video added here.

Roland System-8 - Gattobus Personal Patches - DEMO -

Published on Jan 10, 2017 gattobus

"Headphones recommended.
No external FX added. Recorded straight to the audio interface.
Roland System-8: 8 performance patches programmed and played by Gattobus."

EPISODE 9 (Moog Mother 32, Garageband for Ipad, Arturia Keystep & Digital Delay DD7)

Published on Jan 31, 2017 SugoiGaijin

"(Best in HD, headphones recommended)
Exploring the endless possibilities of the Mother 32, I hope you guys like this song!

(Mejor en HD, uso de auriculares recomendado)
Explorando las inmensas posibilidades del Mother 32, espero que os guste esta canción!

Gear: Moog Mother 32, Garageband for Ipad, Arturia Keystep & Digital Delay DD7.
And just a little post-mastering with Logic Pro X.
Videorecorded with a Olympus OM-D, E-M5.

Please consider supporting me at:"

"1992" Korg Monologue / Drumbrute / Analog Keys / Minilogue / Volca Keys / Mother 32

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take with the mother 32 cv controlled by the analog keys + arturia drumbrute + korg monologue + minilogue + volca keys to a roland vs 880 to a yamaha mg10xu mixer to my Canon 6D with a 17-40mm lens."

Bark Filter and Moog MF104m

Published on Jan 31, 2017 RELOAD

"Simple patch with Verbos Complex Oscillator master out to Bark Filter, to Moog MF104m delay and Strymon BigSky reverb
Sequence Selector cv out to Complex Osc modulation cv in and to Batumi
Random Source to Bark Filter center, Batumi sine out to Bark Filter width cv in"


Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Here we are jammin' with the Elektron Analog Heat and the Cyclone Analogic TT-78. The Analog Heat is a unique tabletop Stereo effects processor that includes filtering, EQ and various types of distortion. It is designed to work perfectly in the studio, or for live performance. Along with the stereo inputs and outputs, there are also dual expression/CV inputs for interfacing with any modern modular gear, MIDI In/Out/Thru, as well as sync generation for interfacing with vintage gear."

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio! See the membership page for details.

Polytik Synths Now On Kickstarter

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Polytik Synths

You might remember the previous posts on Polytik here and here. This is a project from Dirty Electronics/Mute Synth & Jack Featherstone. Below are some additional details captured for the archives, via the Kickstarter campaign here.

"Polytik is a collection of beautifully designed hand-held synth modules. Born out of a DIY ethos and the maker community, they have been crafted into something very different – a series of beautifully designed objects in their own right. We have used open-source hardware and software and encourage users to make new modules and hacks."

Polytik Synths
Polytik designers Jack Featherstone and John Richards in conversation
Polytik Synths x Jas Shaw

"The brainchild of John Richards and Jack Featherstone in collaboration with Artists & Engineers, these hybrid analogue/digital devices can produce a palette of sounds ranging from angular rhythmic sequences to abstract noise, pads and drones. The synths are designed to be tactile, to be held and touched when playing.

Polytik comprises four separate, colour-coded, battery powered modules. Every Polytik system needs a Core module and at least one sound module. The sound modules connect to the core with ribbon cables, these carry audio and control data to connect the system together giving you a single audio output for all modules. You can have up to three sound modules connected at one time.

The Starter Pack comprises a Core module and a Combi module, which we think is a really good way to start using Polytik.


Girly Jammin': w/ TR-808 || GIRLY GROOVE

Published on Jan 31, 2017 girly groove

"Jammin' with the TR-808! Hope you enjoy!"


Published on Jan 31, 2017 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander², QPLFO
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360
Arp Odyssey white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R2 m², A133², A134²² , A143-1,2,9, A151²²
A156², A175²²², A185-2(14x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4 Vox, Chord Machine², Q Slider², Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains ,PP², Maths², Moddemix²²,
Optomix, QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²², MP 201
Oberheim Sem
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tiptop Audio Z 8000
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian ASR),Sportmodulator
Kenton Pro 2000
FX:Alesis Philtre, Boss RV 5, VF-1, BSS DPR 402,
Lexicon MPX 100² , MX 400, Line 6 Echopro
mackie the mixer²
Hameg Dual Trace Oscilloscope HM 312-8
drums Ultrabeat
vid #1674

Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 - Juno-106 Eurorack Module

A pic of the upcoming Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 featured in this NAMM video, from Analogue Zone.

Oberheim Xpander XP-1 6 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Comes with 2 x rare CEM3374 voice/oscillator chips extra, just in case down the road it needs one. I paid $100 each for the CEM3374 since they are becoming very rare. All oscillators, filters, VCAs sound 100%! All pots and encoders working great! LED screens nice and bright! Auction includes: the Xpander in said condition, US power cord, 2 x NOS CEM3374, the original manual(it has seen better days), the original sound cassette and paper work."

ARP / Solina String Ensemble SN 0108106

via this auction

"Arp Solina String Ensemble ~ great condition ~ plays and sounds great ~ used on many records. solid keyboard and full function on all controls. chorus button (on / off) does not latch in the off position... front left corner has damage..."

Ensoniq ESQ-1 SN ESQ-33606-D w/ 6 Carts

via this auction

Thought this was a pretty cool pic.

Korg Poly-61M Midi SN 000994

via this auction

"Poly-61 for sale. Everything works perfectly. The trim peeled off one of the wood sides (on the back). Low serial #994. Internal battery has been replaced."

Korg MS-10 SN 134138

via this auction

Korg VC-10 Vocoder

via this auction

Rossum Electro-Music - Morpheus

Published on Jan 31, 2017 DivKidVideo

00:00 intro
00:22 feature run down
01:21 Moving Pick - modelling filters
03:21 processing - drum break
04:46 processing - flamenco guitar
06:01 processing - synth chord drone
06:22 easter egg / bonus bit? ... playstation loading sound
07:39 processing - foley / city streets
09:20 processing - full techno mix
11:37 processing - full ambient mix
13:21 expanding standard subtract synth patches
18:17 on board sequencer
19:19 creating and editing sequences
22:48 closing thoughts / outro / manual

"Oh Morpheus, you're awesome ... don't change a thing! :)

Stupidity aside Morpheus is killer. A really impressive bit of kit that I honestly feel could offer something for everyone depending on what you're looking to do. There's so many potential applications with input sources a such a wide range of filters and their 3 controls. The on board sequencer can be vast and equally powerful.

Here's the noise video [posted here] I've mentioned at several points showing more filter modes shaping noise. As noise (white noise at least) by nature is broadband it shows off the filters well."

Modular Mayhem with Colin Benders #13

Streamed live 6 hours ago Colin Benders

"Lets go at it again!"

Three hours, forty eight minutes, and nineteen seconds of modular jamming. Or you can watch the full playlist with well over a day's worth of continuous jamming here. :)

80's Roland Juno 60 Patches by synthartist69

Published on Jan 31, 2017 synthartist69

"Hey guys, here are many of my custom patches created on the Juno 60.. enjoy!"

Ops Modular Synthesizer for iOS

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Jonathan Mackenzie

"Getting started with Ops, an easy to use modular synthesiser for iPad & iPhone."

iTunes: Ops - Jonathan Mackenzie

iTunes: Ops - Jonathan Mackenzie

"Ops is a modular synthesiser designed to make it easy to create and explore sound interactively with a touch screen. Ops does away with patch cords, instead using a system of connected blocks with a clear signal flow.

The blocks, called ops, are joined together into structures by dragging and dropping them on screen. Structures can easily be copied and varied to build-up rich, interesting results.

There are ops to perform a wide range of functions, including interaction, signal generation, effects processing, control, audio input, MIDI input, and pitch and rhythm manipulation."

SSF Entity Bass Drum Synth - Waveform Processing

Published on Jan 31, 2017 SteadyStateFate

"The Entity Bass Drum Synthesizer can be used as a waveform processor as well. This is accomplished by patching a waveform from a VCO into the TRIGGER input on the Entity BDS.

The controls will now alter the texture and harmonic content of the resultant sound. This demo shows some examples of how the controls affect the sound. Vowel-y filter and wave-folder style affects can be achieved in this manner.

Another entity is used to make the kick drum sound for effect - and the duck output from the kick is patched into the processor to duck the output volume."

Moog Music: Sonic Origins | Russell E.L. Butler

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Moog Music Inc

An inspiring video from Moog Music featuring Rusell E.L. Butler.
Side note: I'm truly humbled and honored to have Russell as a supporting member of the site, as well as Moog Music as a sponsor on the right.

"Today we debut 'Sonic Origins', a new video series that explores the origins of creativity and seeks to unearth the underlying elements of artistic identity. The series kicks off with Oakland-based producer Russell E.L. Butler.

Techno-rhythmic emancipator Russell E.L. Butler has a lot on their mind: while dealing with the loss of gear and more importantly some dear friends in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire, they are also releasing a new EP and celebrating their recent addition to Moogfest 2017. Here, Butler opens up about taking inspiration from their Bermudan roots, connecting with one's various identity consciousnesses, and, ultimately, music as self-liberation.

For the filming of the first Sonic Origins, Russell composed a hard hitting improvised modular session titled 'Sirens From a Distance' using four Mother-32s, a Make Noise 0-Coast and more.

Listen to the full track here:"

Double Moog Improv

Published on Jan 30, 2017 David M Rodgers

"David Michael Rodgers improvises using two Moogs"

White Moog Little Phatty & Moog Sub 37.

Yamaha CS80 - Square Wave Modulation & Glissando...

Published on Jan 31, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Using square wave modulation - mainly on the VCA but also a little to the filter... touch settings also add some LFO speed and filter level. There's quite a bit of Glissando as well which is boosted at the end for the sound effects. *Note: This will sound the best on headphones... some of it goes pretty low...!"

Synth Rorschach #50: Modular Ford GT

Photo credit Kurt Bradley, via jalopnik.

Serge & Buchla jacks!

See the Synth Rorschach label below for previous posts.

Rhodes Chroma Polaris

Super nice pics via this auction

"If you are looking at this, wise viewer, you already know what awaits; one of the most incredible polyphonic analog synthesizers ever created since the dawn of man and music. It would, in fact, not be too bold to state that this Rhodes Chroma Polaris completely embodies the timeless, incredibly sought-after sound of the 80s and beyond. From lush pads to stabbing leads, ringing pulse-modulated keys and shimmering textures, the Chroma Polaris was the absolute cutting edge of analog synthesizer technology at the time of its release in 1984. Any musician, with the means at their disposal, would be considered naught but addlebrained fools, to neglect bringing every resource to bear in acquiring this incredible machine with all due haste.

Elby EuroSerge Noise Source

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Doug Lynner

"Elby Designs' Noise Source module from its EuroSerge line is the perfect noise and random source for any system. Use it with mini-plugs or banana connectors.

Doug offers modular synthesizer lessons and consultations. For information write

Doug's website is"

skinnerbox - working on a new live setup

Published on Jan 31, 2017 iftahbox


Published on Jan 31, 2017 QuBitElectronix

"Introducing the Rhythm. 4 channel pattern generator with BPM display. In stock now!!"

Qu-bit Rhythm.

Roland SH-09 SN 790853 with Original Case

via this auction

Korg DW-6000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer DWGS w/ Original Case SN 006667

via this auction

"Korg's first digitally controlled analog synth hybrid; 8 sampled digital waveforms, analog resonant filter with separate VCF and VCA ADBSSR envelopes. Parameters can be altered in real time via a single programmable slider. 6 voice polyphony in two modes, or one monophonic mode with all six voices stacked. 12 digital oscillators (2 per voice) with 8 simple to complex waveforms, 1 de-tunable and with programmable interval. 64 presets that can be reprogrammed by the user."

Vintage Clavia Nord Ddrum 3 Drum Synthesizer / Sampler Complete w/ 7 pc. Pad Kit

via this auction

Emu SP12 Turbo

Published on Jan 18, 2017 JrOrlow

via this auction

"Submitted for your approval is the E-mu systems SP-12 Sampling Percussion unit. If you know me, you know I love these. I found this one bummy and busted. I took it to Forat and after many repairs. He:

Repaired boot problem.
Replaced broken output 4 jack.
Replaced incorrect fuse with a proper one.
Replaced battery.
Completely refurbished all pads and replaced broken or missing parts.
Completely refurbished all Function buttons.
Sliders are jumpy and very sticky, installed 8 brand new sliders.
A/D converter offset is totally wrong, ran diagnostics and calibrated offsets.
Tightened transformer.
Cleaned master volume, click and sample input pots.

This unit is a sparkling 30 year guaranteed worker. Cosmetically it has some issues. There is a black case instead of the normal grey, it looks like someone bought an sp1200 and then modded the sp12 panels over it. The screen has a cover on it, which is not the same as I being on other units. This unit works great though, sliders and buttons are immaculate, this is the turbo model with os 2.4 (See demo). It has 5 seconds sample time. The screen is brighter than ones I've had in the past, but I don't think it was replaced. This unit is a trooper, it looks like it was serviced at rogue music years ago and for being older than me it's still working just as well."

Oberheim DX SN 062005

via this auction

"Oberheim DX in immaculate working condition. Recently fully serviced to ensure full functionality."


via this auction

"This unit is in excellent cosmetic condition, I have raised the shadow level on all these images so you can see the quality of the black plastic and the panel fascia.

Here are the list of the very few marks on this 15 year old instrument: - some marks are to be expected, it is used.

The LCD, Ribbon and laminate panel are perfect.

The metal front and back chassis are near pefect, only a slight mark by the IEC power outlet (as to be expected where plugs are plugged in and out) and there is a small chip on the white paint of the E of the Alesis.

The plastic side cheaks are in excellent condition, these take a real beating (why Alesis used plastic and not wood I don't know, I guess cost-cutting!), naturally there are a few small marks but this is one of the best examples I have seen, and I have owned 3 units over the years!"

Noise Reap 12dB VCF - Midiverse - TV - MVM #60

Published on Jan 31, 2017 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out the 12dB VCF from Noise Reap. This is a DIY Eurorack Synthesizer module that we recently finished building, in this video we'll go over the module, and show a variety of audio examples."

Noise Reap on eBay

Spektro Audio CV Toolkit 2.6 – Overview Video

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Spektro Audio

"The new CV Toolkit 2.6 update brings many new features such as support for Ableton Link, re-designed MIDI Clock sync, 2 new virtual modules (ADSR and Input), Keyboard Representation for the global Quantizer, Auto-Slide for the Sequencer module and many others."

Nord Drum 2 demo with Nord Pad | No talking just drumming

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Here's a quick demo of the Nord Drum 2 attached to the Nord Pad. I'm playing several random factory kits, this is my first jam so a bit sloppy! Expect a full review coming soon on the channel, but for now, let's just enjoy the weird, wacky and wonderful sounds."

Analog Craftsman acNEURON

acNEURON demonstration Published on Jan 31, 2017 analog craftsman

"Going through the use of the acNEURON as a complex modulation source."

via Analog Craftsman

"Combination difference rectifier and neural computing circuit by Nonlinear Circuits. Great for randomizing boring cv input signals."

Shear Electronics Relic-6 - NAMM 2017

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

Another NAMM floor video of Shear Electronics Relic-6. See the Shear Electronics label below for more.

Live Techno SynthPop Hybrid - Novation & Elektron Synths

Published on Jan 30, 2017 Matt Greer

"A live synthesizer performance using an Elektron Monomachine, a Novation Circuit and the Bass Station 2.

So, this is the 4th track I've developed for my winter gigs. It is a modified version of a track I've done in the past. This time I've sped it up and lengthened the middle, techno session a bit.

Initially I wanted to write all brand new music for my performances but there just isn't time. Regardless, I've never played this one out so it's still getting a stage debut in a couple of weeks.

There are a couple spots where I get a tad sloppy with the BS2 so I'll have to refine that in the practice stage.

Here's the original that this is based on:" posted here.

Make Noise Black+Gold Shared System/Cwejman/Strymon

Published on Jan 30, 2017 tom kelly

"Tonight's meditation"

Patch n Tweak

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