MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

MFB 522 Eurorack

Published on Feb 17, 2017 prinztronix

"My first Eurorack module.
A MFB-522 Drum machine with a custom front panel and modifications."

Custom Nord Electro 3

via this auction

"This is truly a one of a kind Nord!

-reverse matte black and white keys
-matte white end caps
-vinyl wood wrap over top

the keys were sandblasted and pained, end caps were sanded down and painted.

there is done checking on some of the black jets from playing (like minor scratches) but otherwise it is excellent condition and functions perfectly!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 3.3

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101 Analog Synth

via this auction

WMD TRSHMSTR with drums and bass

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Destroying modular drums with the WMD TRSHMSTR and then using it on a bass sound. The drums are sequenced by the Noise Engineering Numeric Repetitor. Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Vermona Twincussion and Audio Damage Neuron make the drum sounds.

TRSHMSTR is a collaborative effort between WMD and electro-dance heavyweights MSTRKRFT. TRSHMSTR features an aggressive combination of band-pass filtering (FLTR) and distortion (DRV). The FLTR and DRV sections can be used independently or together to produce a wide variety of tone-shaping, from subtle distress to full-on acid destruction. The INs and OUTs of the FLTR and DRV sections are cross-normalled, so you can run your signal through FLTR and into DRV or vice-versa with no extra patching.

Available here:"

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

Leipzig-S simple bass (Analogue Solutions)

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Leipzig-S simple bass with built 8 step sequencer kick from Akai MPC 1000"

Arturia DrumBrute Tutorial Jam 1

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Stochastic Design

"Follow along as we explore the sonic and programming capabilities of the Arturia DrumBrute, ending up in a jam including Roland System-1 and TB-03!"

Dave Smith Instruments Interview with Patrick Gill on the Prophet '08

You can find the interview here.

"Patrick Gill is an English cinematic composer for film, games, and trailers. He is best known for his film scores on the live action Capcom video game adaptions, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Street Fighter: Resurrection.

We chatted with Patrick about how he’s using the Prophet ’08."

An Interview with Dorit Chrysler on Why You Should Open Your Mind to the Theremin

You can find the interview here.

"My mission is to get more people excited about the theremin.” These are the words of Dorit Chrysler, composer, musician, and one of the theremin’s biggest champions. She founded Kid Cool Theremin School, where she teaches theremin classes to adults and children. Now she's begun a one-year residency at the Gaite Lyrique Museum in France that includes performances, lectures, and intensive long-term theremin classes co-taught with French thereminist Thomas Suire. This residency is part of a larger effort to open the hearts and minds of the greater public to the magic of the theremin. 'The theremin still needs to be established more in the pantheon of accepted music instruments,' Dorit explains. 'It’s just such a different, unusual interface, and it’s difficult to play, so it’s underestimated always.'"

Synthtech E370 Quad Morphing VCO on Kickstarter

Synthesis Technology is seeking funding for their E370 Quad Morphing VCO on Kickstarter.

"Feb. 17, 2017

Synthesis Technology launches their first Kickstarter program today, the E370 Quad Morphing VCO. A 54HP wide Euro module, the E370 uses improved algorithms from the E340 Cloud Generator, the E350 Morphing Terrarium and the E330 Multi-Mode VCO for 96Khz, 16-bit sound. The microSD card allows users to load in their own wavetables and store presets. Shipping in October, the E370 is a skiff-friendly, highly user-programmable oscillator bank. Visit the campaign page for videos, audio files and full specifications."

"The E370 Quad Morphing VCO is a Eurorack-compatible module containing 4 independent digital voltage-controlled oscillators.

The E370 Quad Morphing VCO is a DSP-based, quad oscillator Eurorack module from Synthesis Technology. Using improved algorithms from the E350 Morphing Terrarium, the E340 Cloud Generator and the new E330 Multi-Mode VCO, the E370 is the most technically advanced Euro oscillator available. The four VCOs can be individually controlled, used in a set of two pairs, or ganged in “Unison”. A full-color TFT display is used in a ‘shallow depth’ menu system and can show each VCO’s output in real-time (oscilloscope mode). A micro-SD card slot allows users to load in their own custom wavetables and to save & load presets into the E370.

The E370 is 54HP wide and has a depth behind the panel of 48mm (1.89in). It uses a 16-pin shrouded header (standard Euro power, the cable is included) and the target power consumption is +12V @155ma and -12V @40ma. The final power will be available once the project is funded and the module is running the code and the TFT backlight current is determined. About 35% of the current off +12V is determined by the setting of TFT brightness."

Really Wacky Sounds

Published on Feb 14, 2017 Todd Barton

"My grandson, Dane, exploring the sounds of the 'snap circuit' project he just put together! Yay!"

A synth kids vid by Todd Barton. DIY no less. :)

Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus | Introduction & Overview | Control & Sonic Scenarios

Published on Feb 17, 2017

"An introduction & overview video of the Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus Eurorack filter module. Presented by Control & Sonic Scenarios."

Todd Barton's Hordijk Cassette Album Released Today

via supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member Todd Barton:

"Dear Friends,

It's here! Just found out my all Hordijk cassette album was released today!
I'm quite excited about these three original compositions and love the depth that Rob Hordijk's instruments bring to the compositional table."

You can find the release here:

The following are a couple of tracks from the release:

"Electronic musician and buchla extraordinaire, Todd Barton has returned for his second release with Ultraviolet. On this tape, he focuses solely on compositions for the Hordijk analog synth designed by the legendary synthesis guru Rob Hordijk.

3 color fluorescent silkscreen cassette cover.
Edition of 150."

"A preview of excerpts from my original compositions in this new cassette release:…ncatenations


double knot vid

Published on Feb 14, 2017 Matthew Sullivan

Lorre Mill Double Knot
also playing with LXR, sending it freaky clocks

video wipes used:
"Clock Wipe"
"Checker Wipe"
"Venetian Blinds"

Moog Mother 32 & Strymon El Capistan d'Tape Echo

Published on Feb 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the El Capistan.

No further processing except normalisation."

Malekko Varigate 8+: In-Depth Video Manual

Published on Feb 16, 2017 DRD_Tutorials

"This video will serve as an in-depth manual for the Varigate 8+. First, we will begin with a general overview of all the module’s inputs, outputs, buttons, sliders, and displays and how to navigate through their various functions. Then we will go deeper into everything by learning how to program sequences and songs, as well as look at some of the Varigate 8+’s advanced features. The video will then conclude with a brief reminder of how to save and recall your sequences and a quick look at how the Varigate 8+ and Malekko’s Voltage Block can be used together."

Voltage Control Lab Sound Study Sample Library Series

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"We challenged our students to create at least 10 new samples with their modular synth, field recording, found sounds or any other method for the 1st VCL Sound Study open source sample library!"

Pajama Jam & PATCH.DIARY.2017.02.17

Pajama Jam from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.

"We're both home sick today, but not to sick to synth"

PATCH.DIARY.2017.02.17 from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.

"It's kind of fun to fire up an old patch and try to figure out just what was going on. No drum modules were drumming in this percussive patch, with lots of envelopes and VCAs shaping a whole mess of sound sources. Main envelope duty is coming from Frames (which is VCAing and sequencing 4 voices from the Shapeshifters) and the Ornament & Crime is providing 4 more envelopes (that took me a moment to remember) that are driving a Ripples generated kick, a DSM shaped dirty tom thing, and maybe a pitched shift register noise thing from the Noisering? and It's all driven by the SSF Ultra Random Analog."

Kebu - Perplexagon Part 3 (Live @ Assembly 2016)

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Kebu

"Perplexagon Part 3 performed live at Assembly Summer 2016 during Kebu's Perplexagon Tour on August 6, 2016.

The song was performed using only analog synthesizers, either played live or sequenced. The performance was recorded directly from the mixer to a stereo track and later mixed together with the ambience from the venue.

Equipment used in this song: Korg Poly 61, Polysix, Mono/Poly, Micro-preset M500; Roland TR-808, Juno 60, Alpha Juno 1&2; Jomox AirBase99; Touched-by-sound DRM1; Oberheim Matrix 1000; Alesis Andromeda A6; Dave Smith Tetra; MAM MB33 mk II; Akai MPC2500 (only for MIDI sequencing); Yamaha 01V96; Lexicon MPX500, MPX500, MPX1; Kenton Pro-2000 mk II, as well as a midi patchbay and additional preamps for my mixer."

14 Korg Volca units in sync

Published on Nov 11, 2015 Marc Pitarch

"14 Korg Volcaunits in sync, at Auvisa (Mataró)"

ARP Odyssey Module (controlled by Korg Minilogue) + Volca Sample

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Marc Pitarch

"ARP Odyssey Module rev3 controlled via MIDI by a Korg Minilogue, and a Korg Volca Sample for the drums."


Published on Feb 17, 2017 once upon a synth

"Let's make dub techno chords / stabs on the Behringer Deepmind 12 synth. This involves creating a plucky/stab envelope shape and careful tweaking of the filter. But the key ingredient is that analog delay so in this case I've used a TelRay delay which is a built in effect in the Deepmind 12 based on oil cans. It's the closest thing to a "tape delay" in this synth."

Korg PolySix with ModyPoly MIDI Upgrade Kit

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6 with Europa SN 301218

via this auction

"From the studio of Richard Norris (who made some of our favourite music of 2016). In excellent, clean condition overall with only minor scuffs and signs of use, except for oxidation on the pitch bend control panel as shown in the photos (click on the images to zoom in and see more shots).

Has Europa fitted giving much-enhanced MIDI control and many other extra features.

Serviced by Simon Flynn at Funkyjunk within the last year. Tested and working perfectly."

Sequential Circuits Prophet V Rev 3.3 SN 4623

via this auction

"From the studio of Richard Norris (who made some of our favourite music of 2016). The condition is exceptional: some minor scuffs to the woodwork on the back of the case. The face and top of the case show very few signs of its age apart from slight wear to the knobs. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots to fully assess the condition."

Note this one was listed back in 2014 here.

Polivoks with Custom Black Keys

via this auction

"1. Polivoks May 1988 in USSR. Serial number: 498. no case(box).
2. Polivoks August 1987 in USSR. Serial number: 421. Early good version.
no 4 small knobs and keys painted black color(it will not be difficult to eliminate)."

Suzuki MELODION BASS MASTER EB-24 Vintage Analog Bass Synth SN 4110313

via this auction

Never seen one of these before. Not much info aside from what you see in the pics.

"Up for sale is extremely rare Suzuki MELODION BASS MASTER EB-24 Vintage Analog Monophonic Bass Synthesizer."

Littlebits String Synthesizer Project

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Bit by Bit Bits

"A short demo of the String Synth Project

In this video, I will demonstrate the functionalities of all controls and how to obtain a smooth silky pad from arduino generated sawtooth soundwaves."

"This project is for synth lovers !

Turn your Littlebits to a true polyphonic string synthesizer.

Any MIDI keyboard with DIN output can be used.

Connect other littlebits modules, like filter, delay, etc. for silky pads

The composition "Littlebits Sweet wave of sound" shows the synth at it's full potential. The rhytm comes from the Mini Pops project . All tracks recorded with audacity and all sounds are from this String Synth. More video's can be found in the steps section.

More video's can be found here :

Synth Pad : Synth Pad
Synth Brass : Synth Brass
Synth Plucks : Synth Plucks
Synth Bass : Synth Bass
Noise Waves : Noise Waves
Sound sculpting and usage : Sound sculpting and usage"

Keytar Jams: Yamaha SHS-10, Korg VolcaFM, Volca Sample, PadKontrol- Live Music in the Motorhome!

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

"Just snowed in and jammin'"

XR-2206 VCO / SSM2044 VCF / RyuX VCOx Modular Eurorack

Published on Feb 17, 2017 RyuX

ModularJam - Lost in Loops / Tb03, Tr09, Jp08, Dreadbox, Microbrute, VolcaFM (Riamiwo StudioVlog 23)

Published on Feb 17, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Lost in Loops at midnight in the studio... The Tb03, Tr09 and Jp08 are giving together with the Korg VolcaFM and VolcaBeats the basis for some modular-tunes of the erebus, hades and microbrute... enjoy a very relaxed electronica track...

Dreadbox Erebus & Hades
Arturia Microbrute & BeatstepPro
Doepfer Minicases with some Modules for Modulation
Roland Boutique TR-09 , TB-03 and JP-08
Korg VolcaFM & VolcaBeats

Get my latest release at Beatport:"

IceGear Mersenne Synthesizer Review & New Presets

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"IceGear Mersenne Synthesizer is a powerful percussive FM Synthesizer. Check out the review for all full overview of the app.
Available here:"

How To Learn Dexed

How To Learn Dexed Part 1 - Unboxing and Comparing Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer Parameters

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Power DX7

"This is a tutorial video of a free DX7 emulation, Dexed.

My plan was to get Dexed working around mid last year, but I made mistakes and couldn’t get working until recently. I include my mistakes, so that people who want to use this DX7 emulaiton software will not make the same mistake I made again!!

In part 1, I will show how you download, unbox and install Dexed for Mac using Logic Pro X. Then I will take you through each FM synthesis priority parameter, comparing its similarities and differences in detail.

Topics that are covered:
- Algorithm
- Feedback
- Oscillator
- Envelope Generator
- Keyboard Rate Scaling
- Output Level
- Key Velocity Sensitivity

Also there are additional features that you need to consider for the FM sound design.
- Operator On/Off
- EG Copy
If you know if Dexed has these features, please let me know, as I could not find them in the interface. They should be in the edit screen, as those two features are critical for the FM sound design process."


Elektron Analog Four - Quasar

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Live synth jam I put together with the Elektron Analog Four, Roland JD-XI, Access Virus C, DSI Prophet 8 and Roland TRS-8 synthesizers."

Behringer DeepMind12 - Deeper Vol 1 Sound-set - Patches 65 to 87

Published on Feb 17, 2017 GEOSynths

"Some further examples of the custom patches contained in Deeper Vol 1 sound-set, for the Behringer DeepMind 12. Lots of different types, including Leads, pads, Bass and much more. 128 fresh, new Patches."

All parts here.

Akai Tom Cat Unboxing & demo

Published on Feb 17, 2017 anode8

"So my new Akai Tom Cat analog drum machine arrived today, and here's my first quick look at it. This is a full analog, five voice, MIDI capable rhythm machine which is available at a pretty low cost."

Electro / Club live performance 3 (microkorg, bass station, performance pad pro)

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Mike C

Korg Microkorg, Novation Bass Station 2

Alesis Performance Pad Pro

Warsaw - Poland

Pandora's Dreadbox - Nyx and Erebus

Published on Feb 17, 2017 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"As Pandora opens her box more and more evil forces escape from inside. When she succeeds to close it again, hope is the last thing that remains inside the box. With the Erebus and the Nyx, two Greek Gods of the darkness in front of me, I decided to elaborate musically on this myth.
I 'm aware, there's a lot of unnecessary cuts and video effects,
I merely had to dive into my new video edit software and check it out thoroughly!! I'll be more moderate next time ;-)
The synths are sequenced by a specifically designed patch, I call „Pandora’s Array“ (black PB). You can download it on
It not only fires random notes, but also randomizes the time difference between two triggers (within a certain time frame).

Left knob increases note density.
Right knob selects the timbre (free, ionian, hexatonic, pentatonic, minor chord)

Left LED indicates trigger out
Right button selects octave range (1-4)

Share and enjoy!!"

disting mk3 - Clocked Audio Playback & Crossfade/Pan Overview Videos

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Expert Sleepers

disting mk3 - Crossfade/Pan

All parts here.

Buchla Easel 2017 02 17

Published on Feb 17, 2017 babayard

Roland JU-06 - Roland Demora - Keith McMillen K-Board

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"A patch I made on Roland JU-06, during the last session yesterday. JU-06 is controlled by Keith McMillen K-Board - a nice controller that allows me to give to the JU-06 an analog drift feeling by K-Board's Tilt & Press functions. Roland Demora plays an important role, contributing with its magnificent (on my taste, sure) stereo delay.

Enjoy and have a great weekend, my friends!

PS: Roland JU-06 patches - soon!"

Patch n Tweak

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