MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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?"

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