MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Q173 Gate Math & Q131 Custom MATRIXSYNTH Panel!

A Q173 Gate Math arrived at my PMB today! It is the latest edition to my Box11 system - click through for some pics and an overview of the system, pre-Q173.

To my surprise, a custom MATRIXSYNTH branded Q131 panel was included! How cool is that?

Further below you will also see the cover of the current product brochure, the Q173 manual, a business card which folds into a modular cabinet, and if you look closely at the top left corner of the MATRIXSYNTH branded Q131 panel, you will see small, flat, transparent 1/4 jack keychain trinket. It's actually pretty cool, and it will have a permanent home in my studio.

Thank you!

Jasper Wasp, DX7II and TR-909 clone test with HQ Sound!!

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Todd Murray

"Here I am using an Arturia Keystep to clock my big MFOS (DIY) sequencer and run the DX7II (off screen) on MIDI. The MFOS sequencer is triggering the 909 (DIY) clone triple toms and kick. The Wasp (DIY) is played freestyle, no sequencer or trigger.

Ya, I know the video sucks, but this is about the sound of the Hexinverter Nein-oh-Nein PCBs and the wasp. I recorded the sound off the mixer and then synched it to the video track using Adobe Premiere. I am ever amazed at how I can run multiple digital and DIY analog synths with the Arturia Keystep.

- Nein-oh-Nein clone is the red panel unit
- MFOS Sequencer (4 x 16 CV/Gate/Trigger) large blue unit at top of screen
_ Arturia on table top
- Jasper Wasp is the black unit I am tweaking
- Yamaha DX7IIFD is off screen and behind me.

More info can be found here:"

Random Trigger Casino - Elektron Analog Keys

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Invisible Acropolis

Waldorf XTk Treasures Part 1 Wavetable Synthesizer Demo Rik Marston XT

Published on Mar 30, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Waldorf XTk 'Treasures from the Synth Vault' Part 1
Synthesizer Demo Rik Marston 100% No Talking!!!
**Watch in HD** **Headphones Friendly!**

My old Waldorf XTk 30 Voice Wavetable Synthesizer.
I still can't believe I traded it away. I totally regret it now...
But wait! THAT WAS 2005!! I'm still am not over it yet.....
Why? Just listen. This video is an AUDIO DEMO of some
of the BEST presets from the Waldorf XT or XTk.
But this is only PART 1, there will be MORE in PART 2!!
So sit back, put on your headphones & find out why
that ORANGE BEAST is still on my mind... she is such
a unique sounding synthesizer... worth every penny!"


Q108 VCA Patch Tips

Published on Mar 30, 2017

"Patch Tips for the Q108 Voltage Controlled Amplifier

For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Soundplex Sixth Encounter

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Todd Barton

"yet more explorations of this DIY Serge panel. Classic noise shots."

All parts here.

New Polivoks videos by Alexey Taber

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Alexey Taber

Polivoks and Roland PB-300
Little noise patch on Polivoks
nice drone patch on my Polivoks

test KORG EX-800 .after repair and mod

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Alexey Taber

Jupiter Dream: Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Nick Herman

"Showcasing the new eurorack synth voice, the Tonestar 8106. It's a beauty! No other sound sources were used but the signal was multed and one was put through a bit of 4ms Dual Delay. Small amount of reverb etc. added in Logic."

Details on the New Tiptop Audio Fold Processor

Fold Processor from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"The Fold Processor is a voltage controlled analog effect ideal for adding a distortion or rough edges to any sound passing through it. The fold circuit is based on the classic diode wave multiplier that adds odd harmonics by ‘folding’ the incoming signal with increased gain. Its noisy analog character is part of the charm.

Internally there are two sections, a wave folder section followed by a sub divide generator. The wave folder creates the classic fold sweeping effect and has a dedicated output jack. The subdivide generator squares the fold output generating 4 more sounds spaced one octave apart, each with its own gain knob, and all are mixed together at the Subdivide output jack. Adjustable bias from the Inject control and Fold knob are both voltage controlled and alter the bias point for the subdivider creating instability of the divider circuit. Overall results can sound evil at times and sweet at others, a true devil."

You can find the user guide on Tiptop Audio's site here.

You can find a number of videos featuring the Tiptop Audio Fold Processor here.

Product Demo + Q&A with Audio Damage at Perfect Circuit Audio Wed, April 5

via Perfect Circuit Audio

"Join us with @AudioDamage⠀
Product Demo + Q&A⠀
with Chris Randall
Live Performance by Baseck⠀
FREE Shapes & Spectre giveaway"

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #27

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Rheyne

"An experiment with latest Make Noise Tempi firmware v.31, using both start/stop and shift mod functions. Ableton is processing reverb and lighting. No outside MIDI was used, all notes are triggered from the Moog and Make Noise synths (Ableton's clock was stopped)."

Novation Launch Control XL 101

Published on Mar 30, 2017 NovationTV

Novation // LCXL101 - Controlling Circuit
Novation // LCXL101 - Ableton Live and Launchpad Pro
Novation // LCXL101 - Controlling Ultranova

MiniNova Classic Synth Patches - Yazoo - Human League - Gary Numan - Depeche Mode - Howard jones

Published on Mar 30, 2017 kvfive

"My 'Home Made' Novation MiniNova classic synth patches,

Sounds from classic synth albums - Yazoo, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Jean Michel Jarre, Gary Numan, Howard jones, OMD."

Buchla and Lorre Mill double knot

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Cray

"Buchla and Lorre Hill percussion"

Lorre Mill Double Knot Ambience

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Cray

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) & Roland TR-808 (1982) "Springtime"

Published on Mar 30, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi, all played by hand, all sounds self-programmed
fx: reverb and delay

track title: Springtime"


Published on Mar 29, 2017 freshnelly

"This is a continuation of the more advances parts of the SDS_VCO 'behind the LED's' functions that had to wait until the features were finalized.

Attack & Decay offsets are covered, as well as Waves offset, Modulation "alternate use" recorder, and the MIDI expansion sending notes and also percussion with velocity control"

Elektron Analog Four

via this auction

See the seller's shop for more.

Intellijel Plog

via this auction

"The Plog module comprises two programmable logic sections (select one of six different 3 input boolean logic types) as well as a toggle flipflop and data flipflop block. all four sections are linked together via specially planned normals."

See the seller's shop for more.

Studio Electronics Omega 8 W/8xCS80 +Arp Filter/s

via this auction

"Studio Electronics Omega 8 classic eight voice discreet true analogue polyphonic synthesizer with 8xCS-80, 1xArp, Minimoog and Oberheim SEM Multimode filters on board, Discrete Out OPAMP mod, in excellent working condition..."

Interactive Light Dimension Beam 1990's Black SN 293

via this auction

Here's an interesting bit of controller history not featured on the site before now.

PPG Wave 2.3 w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"A classic rare synth from the early 1980s heard on many records of the day - this unit in particular as it was originally a house synth at Electric Lady Studios here in New York. Extensive servicing and restoration work just performed. Working as it should and sounding simply amazing. In very good condition."

1982 Roland Jupiter-8 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Korg Polysix w/ Tubbutec Mody/Poly Kit

via this auction

"Keyboard has been recapped, new wiring, battery replaced/modded, tuned/calibrated, includes complete Tubbutec Mody/Poly kit which adds midi among other features to this classic synth. The kit cost €179 + ship. So basically $200. Nice thing is you don't have to wait on shipping or stock availability.

The bad:

The Arp suddenly stopped working. Everything else works perfect. It was working fine, attempted to send a CV via a Sub-37 to the Arp clock input, after that, it stopped working. The arp button works (engages arp mode), hold works in arp mode, keys work in arp mode, LED correctly follows arp speed via rate knob, but pattern does not arp. It's almost like the clock input is still looking for a cv signal. I imagine this is a relatively easy fix. I have adjusted my price to reflect this. Aside from that and a few cosmetic blemishes (chipped wood, see pics), all is excellent."

Hillwood RD SONIC EP801 Vintage Preset Synth with Rhythm Section SN 450531

via this auction

I believe this is the first one to be featured on the site.

Presets: Piano, Honky Tonk, Cembalo, Brass, and String.

"Up for sale is super rare RD SONIC Electronic Piano 801 / EP801 vintage analog electronic piano made in Japan by Hillwood.

The unit appears to be working reasonably well, I noticed 1C# and 4C# keys not responding with 2C# key having slightly bad contacts, but otherwise all the presets sounds and rhythm patterns play fine as I gave it a test. I have not tested the MIC input as I don't have a microphone to test with"

Old Ideas From Pittsburgh Modular

Thought this was pretty cool. Pittsburgh Modular is sharing some modules that never made it into production on their Instagram feed. The following are a few captured for the archives (note: I'm adding them as they come in).

via pghmodular

"Old ideas 1. Fragments Generator was an attempt at analog granular synthesis. A great idea that just did not sound good enough in practice. The module in the picture works but it sounds thin and is treated like an interesting design experiment. We made the mistake of announcing the Fragments Generator before it was finished but the circuit never sounded good enough take beyond prototype. We did like the panel layout and later used it for the Analog Replicator. #eurorack #synthesizer"

The Mind of the Synthesizer

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Modular Moose

"Here's a composition made by my modular synthesizer. The random patch changes dramatically throughout the piece just by slightly tweaking the random parameters of the wogglebug. Enjoy this almost alien piece where the synthesizer gets to choose what sounds are made."

Knowing Your Way Around a MakeNoise System

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorials

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorial 1 - MIDI to CV

Published on Mar 30, 2017 intellijel

"In this first part of the µMIDI tutorial series, we learn the basics of MIDI to CV conversion, along with what the µMIDI is, what it does, and why it is useful for a eurorack synthesizer.

The µMIDI provides all the essentials to control and sync your Eurorack modular from your computer, iPhone/iPad, or hardware MIDI device with a minimum of fuss. No menu diving or configuration scripts, just two buttons. The connectivity, feature set, and compact size make the µMIDI ideal for integrating your modular with the rest of your rig while not taking up too much space in your case.

The upper clock section features a dedicated 16th note clock output ideal for synchronizing a Eurorack sequencer like the Metropolis. A second clock output with selectable divisions can be used when difference sync events are needed. The run and reset outputs can be used to reset your Eurorack sequencers in tandem with any external sequencer or DAW.

The lower half of the µMIDI gives you everything you need to control a single voice synth via MIDI. Just connect either a USB or DIN MIDI cable to the module, LEARN a channel, and start playing.

Future firmware updates over USB are made easy with the Firmware Updater software.

High speed ARM processor for low latency & jitter.
DIN or USB MIDI input.
Two clock outputs, one with selectable divisions.
Sequencer sync via run and reset outputs.
Precision 0 – 10 V note pitch output with pitch bend & portamento CC support.
Gate and trigger outputs for envelope triggering.
Mod wheel and continuous controller outputs for additional modulation.
Firmware updates over USB."


Sternrekorder - Die Schraube (TR-707, CR-8000, SH-101, JX-3P, Polysix)

Published on Mar 30, 2017 sternrekorder

"'Die Schraube' means 'The screw'.
Short clip recorded live in my studio, no multitracking, no DAW.

Drums: Roland TR-707 + Roland CR-8000 Hihats
Bassline: Roland SH-101
Chords: Roland JX-3P
Arpeggio: KORG Polysix (tubbutec ModyPoly)
Yamaha SPX-900 Multi FX
Yamaha REV100 Reverb
Yamaha GC2020 Compressor
Valley People 440 Compressor"

Prova Renè

Published on Mar 30, 2017 Dave 33543

Vermona DRM1 mk3 & Moog MF Delay

Published on Mar 30, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

DRM1 drum machine through the MF Delay. The MF Delay has been placed on an aux send.
DRM1 sequenced via from Ableton Live.

No further processing except normalisation.

Critter&Guitari Kaleidoloop, Count To 5 & Voice "Instant Heavenly Choir"

Published on Mar 30, 2017 kapillarkraft

"The Supernatural makes it quite easy to let everything sound heavenly, even my voice.
Just imagine: Delia would have owned these blue boxes..."

KORG Minilogue & ZOOM MS-100BT Yoshio Kobayashi

Published on Mar 30, 2017 jimmy3952

Live Synth Jam 27 : Korg MS-20, Roland TR-8, System 1, Deepmind 12, Analog 4, Waldorf Pulse 2

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Smooth Relaxation from the album 'Ambient Worlds'

Gear Used:
Korg MS-20 Mini
Roland Aira TR-8
Roland Aira System 1
Behringer Deepmind 12
Yamaha RM1x
Elektron Analog 4
Waldorf Pulse 2

For all my music and social media connections visit:"

q ringer'

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander², QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360²
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2 m² , A101-2², A114, A131², A133², A134²²,
A143-1,2,9, A147, A149, A151²²,A 152, A156²,
A171, A175²²², A185-2(14x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²

0 Coast test

Published on Mar 29, 2017 J G

"Enjoy the sound of a Polymoog blowing up at 2:41 :o( Kinda lost the will the go back and do a better take after that. Anyway, 0-Coast doing plinky-plonky sequence, Juno 60 bass, and Korg ESX1 doing drums and more weird plinky percussion bits. Polymoog 280A on lead Vox Humana until it dies, then Minimoog takes over.

Recorded live in stereo."

Chord Organ is Alive

Published on Mar 29, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"fresh off the bench, the Music Thing Modular Chord Organ, my next Kit Review"

Chase Bliss Brothers Drive a Synth

Published on Mar 29, 2017 NONsynth

"Aside from the great Knobs demo of the Chase Bliss Brothers Analog Gainstage, I haven't found a demo of it mashing about on any synthesizers. And boy is this a pedal that mashes synths nicely!

I put some text on the vid to help explain what's going on, and I plan to run through a few more to show the Brothers functionality in detail with a few different synths, including my eurorack modular."

Korg iPolysix - The Prophet

Published on Mar 29, 2017 DJ Galactic

"Korg iPolysix The Prophet (DJ Galactic). New Track The Prophet made on the move on Apple iPad with one of my favorite virtual synth Korg iPolysix. Really fun to play around with music app on my app. Prophet using iPad Korg iPolysix to make electronic music (House / Electro)"

iTunes: KORG iPolysix for iPad - KORG INC.

Patch n Tweak

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