MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

What can you do with an E-MU Morpheus?

Published on Apr 1, 2017 stuthomson

"This is something I wrote last night with a patch I created called TubeStrings"

Korg Mono/Poly Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

FLXS1 Narrarated Sample Patch 1

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Tenkai Kariya

"A medium depth walkthrough of the new FLXS1 sequencer"

See this post for additional details on the FLXS1, and this post for one more demo. The FLXS1 is by Zetaohm.

Folktek Mescaline Reaches Funding & Adds Stretch Goals

The Folktek Mescaline has reached its funding goals on Indiegogo! Although they met their goal, you can still purchase individual modules or the complete system at a discount. A complete system runs $449. After the campaign the system will retail for $699.

Here are the new stretch goals:

"If we sell 250 complete systems, we're going to add an effect control on Channel for the DSP (in addition to the reverb which Channel was born with) and add a selector to allow you to change from the reverb to another custom designed effect that will allow for further shaping.
(edit: we've reached this goal and will be adding a new control for the dsp effects built into Channel as well as a selector to change from the reverb to another effect.)

If we sell 350, we'll add the effect control as well as 4 total custom DSP effects to Channel which will take the synth to another level sonically and allow it to be a very powerful effects processor for external sound as well."

Workflow Week 3 - Elektron Analog Keys , Elektron RTYM

Published on Apr 1, 2017 100 Things I Do

"I'm sure some of you guessed I would do a video combining the Analog Keys and the RTYM next.

I think i'm really starting to get a feel for the Elektron workflow, while I still have to dive into many of the advance features still I can now stand up some ideas and 'sketches' very fast. This clip is exactly that, I chose & created some sounds off camera and then just let the camera roll and this is what I created.

There is a little after processing on the Keys and the RTYM where I had added some SSL style compression just to keep levels sane."


via this auction


Reckless Experimentation Audio Drone Squad LFO Coming Soon

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"Here is the first demo of the new Drone Squad module by Reckless Experimentation Audio.

As of the time of this video is posted, PCB and front plates are in production.

This module has a 5 Low frequency oscillators with a range of 20 to 200 hz controlled by frequency adjustment knobs. Each oscillator has a triangle wave, and square wave output. Module also contains combine outputs for the triangle and square waves.

There is a Control voltage input for each oscillator with a knob to control the amount of influence the control voltage has on the frequency produced.

More to come once the PCB and front plate arrive.

Please excuse the engraving, I forget to tape down the front plate."

Analog Modular Synthesiser memory module for saving and recalling patches

Published on Mar 31, 2017 markusfuller

"Analog Program Recall version 01
unit for saving and loading patch memories on modular synthesisers.
My Patreon page is"

SAMPLES & SPRINGS - Critter and Guitari Organelle with Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer

Published on Apr 1, 2017 ] Duplan [

"Playing on a Louis XVI desk."

CS80 - some VCA Sawtooth Modulation - (again!)

Published on Apr 1, 2017 noddyspuncture

"I like using the CS80 modulation section to provide a "beat"... it's real inspiring to play along to. Square is usually the one - but here I'm using Sawtooth, just to be different...! :)"

Delay Fun - PHENOL Jam

Published on Apr 1, 2017 KilpatrickAudio

"Check out this jam by David Waldman on the PHENOL Patchable Analog Synthesizer!"

ARP Odyssey 2813 SN 0193 with ARP LITTLE Brother 2953 SN 0412

via this auction

"Cosmetic condition is a fair minus. Both instruments suffered some finish damage from where they were stored in a case for an extensive period of time. Both these items have had extensive restoration service and look great on the inside. Full control panel cleaning. Power supplies have been totally rebuilt and premium caps were used. ICs and opamps have been placed into sockets and replaced, new cts trimmer pots throughout both instruments, new keyboard bushings, new set of white slider caps, all the hardware had to be replaced. New cts jacks on both instruments and the audio input/output rca jack on both were switched to more popular connections. Cables to connect both of these instruments together will be included. Too much to list everything. Both of these instruments have been totally professionally reworked and they preform very well."

ARP Odyssey 2800 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fair overall condition. This item has signs of normal wear, some cosmetic blemishes and the external hardware has been replaced. Early rare 2800 ARP with low serial production number. This is an early Tonus inc. serial badge model. early 1972. Vintage factory expansion jack kit installed. This one has had extensive professional service including control panel cleaning, recap, opamps and ics have been replaced and placed into sockets, and it's had it's power supply rebuilt with premium caps. New keyboard bushings. It has a new set of all black slider caps installed. Fantastic playing early vintage arp. There is a vintage anvil road-case included with this synthesizer."

New Beginnings | Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Lightbath

"The Fool Embarks on Another Journey

It feels good to be exploring a full 208hp system again. I spent the past two months without a proper case and finally this week, my Submodular Systems case arrived! Whew, this thing is a beauty. So well-designed and manufactured.

This piece emerged as I was experimenting with layout and choice of modules. I was so happy to be patching with two full rows that I didn't even take the time to screw any of the modules into the rails.

This patch features four parts played by arpeggiators in the Squarp Pyramid: a melody/counterpoint sort of situation with two STOs shaped by Just Friends, a semi-stochastic granular vibe with Rings into Clouds, and a Reich-inspired arpeggio with the PreenFM2 into OTO BAM. Noise/percussion is Dunst shaped by Just Friends. The thing hanging off the left side is a passive attenuator I'm using as level controls for Clouds and Dunst. Planar shapes the STOs via Belgrad and the DLD provides the space on those STOs."

Fast Demo Jam with the Prodigy ER-16

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Ensure Sound

"Prodigy ER-16, analogue synthesizer demo."

PORTABELLA filter sweeps

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

"first impressions of the filter"

RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi, Founder of Roland

via Tommy Snyder:

"Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland, father of the TR-909, TR-808, Godfather of MIDI, and someone who I have collaborated with for 38 years, and also considered him as my 2nd father, passed away at the age of 87. He was a super funny, wonderful and gifted human being, and his contributions to the musical instrument world , and music, touched millions of people worldwide. RIP dear Taro.........."

This was shared only 5 hours ago. I am not seeing an announcement from Roland. I will update this post if anything new comes in.

Sad day today. Another legend and hero lost.

Update: added a few videos below including a pretty nice tribute. If you know of any other good videos featuring Ikutaro Kakehashi, send them in.

Noise Techno With Drone Commander Siren Drone

Published on Apr 1, 2017 NoizeHack

"Frequency shifting, drone commandering, serge resonant eqing, plague bearing onto 1/4 inch tape."

$199.99 EMS "Synthi and the Composer" Album

This one is not an April Fools joke. You can actually find this album for sale behind the counter at Silver Platters Seattle. Call them if interested.

From the back cover
(note Peter Zinovieff is the man behind EMS):

"Synth and the Composer

Extracts of music realized with EMS Synths equipment.


Concert Music by:

Harrison Birtwistle
Peter Zinovieff
Tristram Cary
Delia Derbyshire
George Whitman


Television, Radio and Computer Music by:

Dudley Simpson
Delia Derbyshire
Malcom Clarke
David Vorhaus
Peter Zinovieff
Brian Hodgson

Demonstration record - Not to be sold or performed in public.

Stereo 33 1/3 rpm"

Introducing the Sequential Circuits Prophet-15

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

Behringer Minimoog Model D Update - Working Prototype - Behringer to Donate All Proceeds to Moog

An update via Uli:

"Allow me to provide you with an update.

The Model D prototype is now up and running and all functions seem to be working well.

Next week our system engineer will go through a rigorous testing procedure and meticulously compare every stage with the MiniMoog reference sample.

Next is the MIDI software implementation which will take around 1-2 weeks.

We expect the metal, plastic and wood sample parts to come in within the next two weeks and provided all goes well, we should be able to showcase a complete working sample by middle of April.

Please bear in mind that we are still many months away from shipping this synth as metal and plastic tooling has not yet started.

We have also not done any EMC and safety testing which can possible delay the project; depending on the test result we might need another board spin.

Thanks for the great input many of you have provided.


As for Behringer donating all proceeds to Moog? Um, what day is it today? Oh yeah... I guess not.

Update: Just to be clear, the bit on proceeds going to Moog was an April Fools joke on this site only, not from Behringer.

Hexinverter Unveils Groundbreaking Synthesis Technology

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Hexinverter Électronique

The Mutant Chicken's Design - a Labour of Love

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Hexinverter Électronique

"Research and development of the revolutionary Mutant Chicken has been quite a journey. There were times when the whole project seemed in doubt and only bloody-minded commitment kept us going.

Here are a few moments from the long and arduous path to this, our most ambitious project yet (this video contains heightened emotions and some bad language)..."

"Hexinverter Électronique is proud to announce the latest breakthrough in music and studio technology! A culmination of years of research and sonic experimentation have led us to this new method of sound synthesis.

You've probably already caught wind of the buzz surrounding modular synthesizers, but this innovative new product will probably change your mind if you've been on the fence about starting a modular system.

More information about this revolutionary product can be found here:

Video: Johann Baron Lanteigne
Audio: Adam Ing"

Ableton Introduces Sax for Live

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Ableton

"Does your sax game need changing? Then get ready for your sax game to get changed. Download Sax for Live for free:

After countless years on our most un-requested feature list, and more than days of detailed sampling, sound design, and engineering, today is the day that now sees Sax for Live proudly unleashed to the world.

What can Sax for Live do for you? In the words of beta tester Jazzy Terry, “I haven’t touched my sax in months.”
- Jazzy Terry

You too can discover a brand new, meticulously sample-based woodwind instrument that’s been pushed, prodded and processed into completely new saxophonic dimensions. Download it for free below and let a new wind blow through your music."

Introducing the KORG Volca C Model D & a New Monologue C

"Melville NY - - April 1, 2016 - - With the latest edition of the ever-growing volca series, it’s all about tasty toms, and chocolate beats. volca cake starts the beginning of a popular, new drive from Korg after many requests from volca owners and their family members. Volca Cake provides earth-shattering flavours that can be enjoyed while playing any volca or monologue, ot when you're away from your beloved instruments. It’s the perfect addition to any volca or desktop hardware set to bring prevent plumeting sugar levels for the concerned user in the studio or on stage.

As opposed to generating sounds, volca cake provides giant chocolate taste sensations. The Monologue (or Vanillalogue) also released today looks just like the real thing and is oozing with chocolate and wafer-style keys (not full size).

'The volca series has consistently brought renewed attention to classic groove machines and historical synthesis. It now has a new focus. This time, it's the most important taste in the dining room and at children's birthday parties,” shares James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. Like all volcas, cake has a personality all its own, and combining it with other volcas or any other hardware adds unique chocolate character and crumbs to users’ setups. You can't connect it with other volcas, minilogue, electribe or SQ-1, and there is no MIDI to worry about. It's just pure glutony in a synth-shaped cake. And should you be a vanilla fanboy or fangirl the Vanillalogue is an upcoming fresh new take on the Monologue we can't wait to share with you.'"

via Ask Audio

Moog Sub Phatty & Moog Mother 32

Published on Apr 1, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Sub Phatty & Mother 32 synthesisers synced together.
Sub Phatty MIDI Out to Mother 32 MIDI In. Mother 32 output to Sub Phatty Audio In.

No further processing except for normalisation."


Published on Apr 1, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This fish officially got BATTERED .... get it? come up with some more fish jokes!!

Hour challenge! to hack this singing trout to get it to make different sounds. and work with a synth or by itself.

i have a patreon with some great incentives!

these processes can be repeated with loads of toys! take stuff apart, break it, make it work again and modify it"

PAIA 2700 2720 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

PAIA 4700 Vintage Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

See the seller's other items for more configurations.

"This version of my stand holds 3 Roland Boutique synths although only one is shown in these pictures, these are ideal if you have the full range of Boutique Synths.

This stand has been made from MDF wood and is connected via 12x allen head Confirmat Screws (Allen Key & Screws Provided) into an mdf wooden bar.

These are a great addition to the Boutique synths and give a much nicer look and better working angle, These can also be painted or stained with ease to suit your studio.

The Boutique Synths fit snuggly into the stand so do not fully tighten screws until units are placed inside then tighten screws to hold firmly in place. Make sure you do this on a flat surface to ensure the feet are correctly aligned"

Korg Z1 EX with Z-1 ram memory card

via this auction

SDIY Class #4 - Zen and the art of Kit Assembly : Building the VBModular Overfolder Module

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"In depth guide to building the Overfolder kit including discussion on efficient procedure for building module kits in general.
Here's a complete demo I did of this module: [below]

Video and Music by Quincas Moreira
Module designed by Vinicius Brazil.

The Overfolder kits and prebuilt modules are ready to ship, please write to me directly if you'd like to purchase one:
Prices are 120usd for a kit and 175usd for an assembled module. Buyer covers Paypal and shipping.

Overfolder module demo

Published on Jan 18, 2017 VBrazil Modular

"Demo of our voltage controlled wave folder module for Eurorack
Module design - Vinicius Brazil
Video by Quincas Moreira"

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorial 3 - Pitch & Gate

Published on Apr 1, 2017 intellijel

"In this video we learn how to start setting up a patch using the pitch and gate outputs on the Intellijel µMIDI."

All parts here.

Depths - A dense weirdo patch for euro rack synthesizer

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Luke Killen

"Today's patch took a bit longer to finish than expected. There is a lot going on."

DL - Hardware Techno Set 2017 #11

Published on Apr 1, 2017 DL Live

"Hardware Techno Live Set with Elektron and Roland machines:
2x Elektron Octatrack, Analog Four, Roland TR-8, TB-3."


Arpeggio function in DEGENERATOR

Published on Apr 1, 2017 Rolf Degen

"Arpeggio function in DIY Synthesizer DEGENERATOR"

See the Rolf Degen label below for more.

Max for Cats - NEW SYNTH

Published on Apr 1, 2017

Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live."

Korg minilogue 4-voice Analog Synthesizer

Published on Mar 31, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"the Minilogue is a single–channel, mono–timbral, four–voice analogue/digital hybrid polysynth with various duophonic and monophonic options. Each voice offers two VCOs plus white noise, a low–pass VCF and an audio VCA, all modulated by a digitally generated LFO and shaped by dual, digitally generated ADSR envelopes. It’s a simple but classic voice architecture, although Korg have enhanced it with some interesting twists that we’ll address in due course."

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