MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Preview of the Australian Booth at Superbooth 17 - All 9 Manufacturers, 15+ Modules.

Published on Mar 24, 2017 GOLT !

"Superbooth 17 - Preview of the Eurorack Modules from all 9 manufacturers at the Oscillosaurus and Friends Booth (E273)."

Inside an Oberheim Xpander

via Thesis Audio

"We found these markings inside a 1984 Oberheim Xpander that we have in the shop for restoration and repairs. Looks like one wooden end panel was OK, but the other needed more work!"

Funny! Wonder if they are referring to the silicon chips. Sand, get it? :)

Moog Modular IIIc ▪ Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 ▪ Heinz Funk 1978 ▪ English subtitles

Published on Mar 24, 2017 MonoThyratron

► Educational Purpose only, please ◄
► English subtitles provided ◄

Videosource without English subtitles:

"In 1978, German musician, technician and businessman Heinz Funk (* 1915 - † 2013) tried to bring the average television consumer closer to the possibilities of electronic sound production. Going for half-measures wasn't his scene then: The TV demonstration included the cabinet-size Moog Modular IIIc, on which 2 copies of the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 resided (only 50 pieces were allegedly produced). Left to them was placed the - here unused - Moog license module 1630 of the Bose Frequency Shifter.

'Storm wind', 'canary' and 'Lili Marleen' were pre-produced for this televised report, but the speech-laden vocoder demo was obviously done live. A white lab coat and patch cables wrapped around the neck should symbolize the technician. Body language and positioned leg of the presenter should bring out the relaxed handling of the then still quite unknown music technology.

Since this presentation was embedded in a musical entertainment program of the 'Second German Television', it should not deal too much with scientific and technical matter. The entertaining aspect was in the foreground, because the target audience on this TV show was not much drawn to electronic music production at that time. Heinz Funk mastered the tonal span between convention and modernism with wit and at the end of his performance even staged the "crazy professor". This was something usually not expected of a serious musician, as Funk was one. According to reports, he presented this highly "casual" style of a Moog and Sennheiser sales presentation even to a specialist audience, which was not always accepted with approval in German sales circles those days.

The vita of Heinz Funk reveals a "Jack-of-all-trades": Flight instructor, film composer, accordion and piano player, orchestra director, arranger, producer, music teacher, sound engineer, author of technical documentation, Moog sales partner, founder and proprietor of the nationwide „Studio Funk“, which still produces for radio stations, as well as film and sound studios. Heinz Funk's wide network within the AV media industry also brought together numerous musicians and developers, thus promoting the emergence of the German electronic music scene of the 1970s and 1980s."

Quadnic Chords - SE88 Warmth and Wrath

"Charcot Circles/BBox 8 CVs and their many gates take aim at the Quadnic, which is warmed and pendulum-strafed by the Low Pass/Band Pass side of our SE88 filter. Max input level at times = "Dual Pendulum Chaos Generator" distortion on the '88.*

Ste. 16, Shapers, Level, Amp and Outs disturb and mollify the chain as well.

The STE. 16 (STE. pronounced as sweet, not stee; you know like the party for teen girls and the amount of waveforms on board the STE?) imparts that jumpy, jerky, luscious filtering flow, it's resets being triggered by the Charcot Circles reset or clock out (can't remember). Really a versatile and expressive dual LFO that Stee is—now you've got us calling it that!"

Dynacord ADD-one Drum Synthesiser

via this auction

"This is a very rare Dynacord ADD-one vintage drum synthesiser.

It is working, although the factory programs were lost when the battery was replaced (yes, they should have been backed up first).

The ROM samples were obviously not affected but the synth parameters/programs were lost. You can of course program your own sounds but there were some very nice patches in the original set so it might be worthwhile trying to find a copy."

Korg PolySix/KiwiSix SN 398257

via this auction

"The KiwiSix upgrade essentially modernizes the Polysix with whole host of new features, including full midi support, deeper patch management and increased reliability, all while retaining that great SSM sound. Additionally, this unit also comes with the Kiwi Power Board upgrade, which further increases the stability and reliability of the synth. The full feature set of both of these upgrades are listed here (

Furthermore, this unit also includes a discontinued Synthgraphics KiwiSix overlay. Really high quality, OEM-style graphics that completely display the additional panel functions included in KiwiSix upgrade."

Limited Edition White Korg MS-20

via this auction

OUT NOW! Luke Neptune's Prophet 6 Vintage/Classic soundset

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Luke Neptune

"To buy these patches visit my website"

Waldorf Wave Sounds

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Some sounds on the rare and gigantic Waldorf Wave Synthesizer. This polyphonic wavetable synthesizer has analog filters and creates great pad and ambient sounds. It features a 3.5 Inch floppy drive for convenient preset storage."

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

Sputnik 25S teaser

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Todd Barton

"first sounds just out of the box, enjoy! sounds heard are recorded from the iPhone mic."

Din Sync OSC303 MK2 v Hexinverter Mutant Drums

Published on Mar 19, 2017 Guy Schneerson

"Warning!! At 5:00 I am increasing the Mutant Bassdrum decay and you get insanely deep bass so watch your speakers

Just finishing building the Din Sync OSC303 MK2 TB-303 eurorack oscillator and as I haven’t got any filters, I decided to process it through my mutant drums.

In the video I am using the Arturia Beatstep pro to control the patch.

Beatstep Beatstep pro (CV & gate):

A single channel is used to send a simple 3 note CV pattern to the oscillator and all other channels are gates to trigger the drums, until towards the end it is only kick and hats and 3 parts OSC303

The OSC303:

Is routed through 3 different paths through the eurorack using the Hexinverter snare clap and bassdrum. The clap uses two of its outputs the direct and filter out

Part 1: Din Sync OSC303 Saw out --> Hexinverter Mutant Clap ->out --> Mixer 1

Part 2: Din Sync OSC303 Square out --> Mutant Bassdrum Distortion --> Bastl Instruments Skis --> Mixer 3

Part 3: Din Sync OSC303 Saw -- Hexinverter Mutant Clap ->Filter out -- Hexinverter Mutant Snare -- Mixer 2

The Drums


Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum -- 808 Mutant kick Drum

606 Style Hats:
Audio Damage Adm07 Mad Hatter Eurorack Noise Module -- Bastl Instruments Skis Dual decay

Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum -- 808 Mutant snare Drum (used for processing the OSC303 and towards the end on its own)

Hexinverter Mutant Clap -- 808 Mutant Clap Drum (used for processing the OSC303)

Some other notes
At 2:40 I am using the OSC303 bonus waveform, the not so triangle, triangle not available on the original 303 and I think sounds amazing."

Classic Vintage Prophet 12 Demo Back Up

In case you missed it, the video is back up here.

Sap Green | Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Chris Otchy

"Experimenting with visual and auditory transcendence. The eurorack flow is something like this:

Intellijel Dixie II+ into
Mutable Ripples into
Mutable Rings into
Intellijel Linix into
Mutabe Clouds

VCAs are being bubbled by Mannequins Just Friends.

Notes are being programmed and manipulated live with Ableton via uMIDI."


Published on Mar 24, 2017 LESINDES

"A sample of ADDAC WV PLAYER with the usual suspects: CWEJMAN QMMF-4, MAKE NOISE ERBE VERB."

Intellijel SHIFTY & jellysquasher dub

Published on Mar 24, 2017 intellijel

"First taste of the Intellijel Shifty voice allocator / note hocketing module.
Metropolis sequence is being processed by Shifty to generate three voice controls. Voice #1 is an Atlantis through Springray, Voice #2 and 3 are Shapeshifters via Polaris filters. Background drums from Acidlab Miami. Everything running through the Intellijel Cylonix Rainmaker. Just a quick taste of making some interesting melodic stuff that is pseudo polyphonic."

intellijel jellysquasher dub

Published on Mar 24, 2017 intellijel

"A little jam using the Acidlab Miami (TR-808 clone) being processed Springray reverb and then jellysquasher compressor module. Kick drum from Miami is split so that it is mixed in dry and also used to side chain. The chords come from Shapeshifter being processed by polaris, rainmaker, springray and then the jellysquasher too. Bass line is from the Atlantis being sequenced by Metropolis and slaved to the Miami accent out."


Published on Mar 24, 2017 Jordan Gibson

"Just got an 0-Coast. Yep, I've got no idea how it works. Yet :)"

modular shades #03 | feat. rings / vcf 74 / lo-fi junky / borderlands

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Elinch

"Modular Shades #03 on a rainy sunday feat. Mutable Instruments Rings / VCF 24 / ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky

Mutable Instruments Rings
Even Out / VCL VCF 74 / 4MS DLD Input 2 / Clouds
ODD Out / ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky / 4MS DLD Input 1 / Clouds

4MS DLD (3:00 in loop mode)
Send Return / Dreadbox Gamma (VCA Filter)

Intellijel Dixie 2 / Dreadbox Lamda

Background Noises / Voices / Strings
Borderlands Granular (Ipad)

Sequencer: Arturia Beatstep Pro

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

Buchla CVT Eight

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Todd Barton

Buchla CVT

Puppy on a Voyager

via @moogmusicinc

"when you've been a good doggo all week and now it's time to play 🎶

📸: sebastianmanuelnyc on IG"

I hope its tail is tucked.

Restore and review of Roland CM-300

Published on Mar 24, 2017 8-Bit Keys

Inside a Roland CM-300. Check out the extended power button. Video includes how to get rid of that old stained plastic with the "retrobright" process. Video also features a super rare 10" vinyl of Anders Enger Jensen's Retro Grooves EP, limited to 4 cut copies. There's some retro gaming using the CM-300 for audio at the end.

Sonic LAB Extra: Roland System-8 FX

Published on Mar 24, 2017 sonicstate

"Before the System-8 goes back (we've had it a while) we thought we'd explore in more depth the on board effects."

Full review here.

GMSN! - Pure Modular System *West Coast Patch*

Published on Mar 24, 2017 DivKidVideo

"I have the GMSN! Pure Modular system in for some Future Music magazine but I had this West Coast patch going with audio rate filter mod and some feedback loop stuff with the two VCOs. There's linear FM and sync going between them both as well as audio rate PWM. All good fun."

Lavender - Carved Intentions

Published on Mar 23, 2017 Lavender Synth

"Lavender releases a provocative music video exploring power relationships in gender-pecific roles. Completely filmed in black and white by french producer Elliott Morin, Carved Intentions’s aesthetics underline the minimalism of Lavender’s moody electronic music, and creates a strikingly unsettling film noir atmosphere. 'Carved Intentions' is the first single from Lavender’s critically acclaimed Sophomore album 'Horizons Beneath the Surface' (Jacktone records, 2016).

Album link:

Lavender will be touring with Marc Kate and playing the following cities:
03/29/17 - Portland (OR) @ The Lovecraft Bar
03/31/17 - Seattle, (WA) @ Gallery 1412
04/01/17 - Vancouver (BC) @The Lido

Acid Phase (Riamiwo Boutique Livemix) / Roland Tr09 Tb03 Jp08 Jx03 (Riamiwo StudioVlog 29)

Published on Mar 24, 2017 riamiwovideos

"The classic-synths inspired me to do some more classic techno-tracks :) This time I played Emmanuel Top - Acid Phase

Roland Tr-09
Roland Tb-03
Roland Jp-08
Roland Jx-03

Get my latest release at Beatport:"

Moog Sub 37 Presets - Techhouse Basslines

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Theodor Tonwerfer

"Tonwerfer Sub 37 Presets - Bass 0001
Moog Sub 37 only, My favorite Techhouse Basslines.

Download: (soon)

Modified: Cutoff, Osc 2 on/off, Stepsequ. on/off

5x Bass:

- Tonwerfer Bass 01
- Tonwerfer Bass 02
- Tonwerfer Bass 03
- Tonwerfer Bass 04
- Tonwerfer Bass 05

Recorded through RME FireFace. No effects! no eq!"

Moog Werkstatt & Boss DD3 Digital Delay

Published on Mar 24, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Werkstatt synthesiser through the DD3 delay. The DD3 been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Metzger Archimedes: A Bipolar CV Modulator & Limiter Eurorack Module on Kickstarter

The Metzger Technologies Archimedes was first featured here back in July of 2016.

It is now on Kickstarter - looks like it reached the goal of $3000 as well.

"Archimedes is a Bipolar Dynamic Signal Manipulator that is designed for the Eurorack Modular Synthesizer format.

The module is 10hp wide, 38mm deep, and the current draw is: 90mA on +12 / 90mA on -12.

Archimedes takes in a +5 / -5 volt signal (Oscillator, LFO, Noise, Random) and processes the positive and negative sections separately with CV control over everything, and is AC / DC capable as there is no filtering on all of the inputs and outputs.

It is comprised of 3 linear sections: 2 Bipolar Rectifiers -> Offset -> 2 Bipolar Limiting Rails

This module has a lot of uses: CV able bipolar half wave rectification over the positive and negative sections of a bipolar input signal, full wave rectification, VCA, bipolar VCA, crossfader, offset, CV able bipolar limiting rails, feedback path destroyer, wave shaping, distortion, asymmetrical & symmetrical clipping, and more.

The final prototype (pilot) for Archimedes has been thoroughly tested and is ready for launch and all the design work has been finished, but we need to spend a fair amount of money to buy components in quantity, PCBs, as well as get anodized aluminum metal photo front panels.

All of our vendors are lined up and ready to provide us with parts and the only thing we're waiting on are people like you to help us manufacture Archimedes. After the launch we are hoping to introduce more Metzger Technologies products and increase our global dealer network.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that come with completing Archimedes are quite small, as we have a working prototype. The design has been thoroughly tested over many months and the current version of the prototypes have been built, tested and confirmed that they are ready for fabrication. All the components have been sourced and ready for purchase.

We have experienced & qualified assembly technicians on standby here in Portland, Oregon USA, where your module will be manufactured with the utmost care and respect. All employees of Metzger Technologies have experience in the music technology business, with our Founder / President having nearly a decade's worth and our talented Electrical Engineers having an accumulated 50+ years under their belts. We do not foresee any problems coming up that we can't solve rather easily."

KORG Gadget 3.0 Update

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

What's New in Version 3.0.0

• Two new gadgets provide long-awaited audio recording.
• 'Recife' - A new powerful drum gadget with 16 pads.
• Supports music sharing service 'Allihoopa'.
• Supports exporting plug-in data with Ableton Live Export.
• Supports audio document manager 'AudioShare'.
• Other improvements have been made to enhance stability.

Casio SK-1 Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Extras

via this auction

"Casio Computer Co. LTD. 1985
Sampling keyboard SK-1 Electronic keyboard.
Complete with original box and owners manual and everything you see in the pictures.
Tested and working fine. It takes 5 AA batteries."

Note the "Concertmate Keyboard Getting Started" box and tape cassette.

Rare ROLLZ-5 by Ciat Lonbarde & Meng QI - (Pro Build) Rhythmic Synth Instrument

via this auction

"Rare ROLLZ-5 by Meng QI, Ciat Lonbarde (Rare Pro Build) Esoteric Rhythmic Synthesizer

If you are looking you may well know the Ciat Lonbarde universe but the Rollz5 is a precursor to the CL "Plumbutter" instrument

Selling my rare "Rollz 5", a pro build of a Meng QI board based on a collection of Peter Blasser's Ciat Lonbarde circuits.

Housed in a custom Meng QI etched perspex case.

In great condition and full working order. As you can see from the photos the build/solder work is perfect.

Comes with 12v power pack and 10 patch cables to get you started
+ typed notes gleaned from various forums and Peter's colourful explanations of the instruments functionality.

The circuit is the Meng QI 2015 Revision 3"

YAMAHA reface DX play looper

Published on Mar 24, 2017 K0MABA

"YAMAHA『reface DX』 play looper by FALCON-106"

Reminds me of that Cocteau Twins sound.


Published on Mar 24, 2017 SHIN



I tried assembling sets with a relatively new synth I own.
Take the sequence for the time, insert and withdraw ....
Reconfirm the goodness of the drum sound of JD-Xi.

Modular Monthly: TipTop Audio Z DSP – Part 5: Grain De Folie

Published on Mar 24, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"In the next part of our series looking at TipTop Audio's powerful Z DSP processor we examine the Grain De Folie granular effects card."

All parts here.

Folktek Mescaline live play, live patch long sequence

Published on Mar 23, 2017 Sir Folktek

Details on the Folktek Mescaline here.

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