MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Synthrotek Riblet SoftPot to 3.5mm TRS Jack PCB and Kit! Ribbon Controller

Published on Apr 4, 2017 synthrotek

"The Riblet is a small circuit board that allows you to connect any length SoftPot to your MST Ribbon Eurorack module. Screw, glue or stick this handy fella anywhere where you want more control. Works great when place on top of keyboards, guitar necks, broomsticks, etc."

TEC Breath and Bite Controller - James Newman

Published on Apr 3, 2017 TEControl

"James Newman is using our Breath and Bite Controller 2 together with instruments from:
Sample Modeling:
Wallander Instruments:

You can hear more of James music here:"

The TEC BBC was featured session 8 of these Haken Continuum EaganMatrix Programming Tutorials.

Sensitive Chaos - Nairobi & Tokyo

Published on Apr 2, 2017 Jim Combs

Sensitive Chaos - Tokyo

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Jim Combs

"Excerpt of a live performance by Sensitive Chaos (Jim Combs) at the March 25, 2017 Nophest 2017 Music and Art Festival in Avondale Estates, GA. Jim's gear included a Korg Kronos X, Waldorf Blofeld, Sequentix P3, Roland TR-8, Korg ESX-1, TC Electronic Ditto X4. All music was improvised and recorded live.

GoPro video was synched to the mastered audio and then edited into this clip in Final Cut Pro X with video shot in Tokyo."

Rheyne - Live Jam #167

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Rheyne

"Live looping with Ableton Live. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or sequences. Equipment:

Fender Rhodes w/ MXR ZW-44 overdrive
3x Moog Mother-32
Make Noise Eurorack and 0-Coast
NI KompleteKontrol 49 (for synths)
NI KompleteKontrol 25 (for drums)
2x Novation Launchpad
2x iPads running Lemur
Expert Sleepers ES-8
PreSonus 1818VSL
MacBook Pro (early 2011)"

Early Touches

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Phone Records

"Forthcoming. Come so close to (an object) as to be or come into contact with it."

Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO - An Epic Journey of the Praying Mantis

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"I finally got my small, two row Eurorack system sorted out with the modules I need in order to play out live more comfortably. My Birthday last week brought me the new Tiptop Audio Mantis case as well as the Erica Synths Wavetable VCO module (as well as a few of their Pico Series modules.) This is the first test using all of the modules in this [finally] complete system. Full list of modules used in this performance are as follows:

• Mutable Instruments Peaks, Braids, Warps, Elements, Rings, Clouds
• Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO and Black Stereo Mixer
• Erica Synths PICO Series: Seq, Trigger, Drums (x2), A Mix, DSP
• Xaoc Devices Batumi
• Intellijel Designs Metroplis
• Make Noise Richter Wogglebug
• Music Thing Modular Radio Music (x2 - Custom Panels by Magpie Modular)"

Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter 8 has been fully serviced and is in perfect working order. Has not been used since service in February 2017."

Zetaohm FLXS1 Eurorack Module NAMM Video from Analogue Zone

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

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Plugin Nostalgia + VLOG

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Jacques Mongrel

"Native Instruments Steampipe 2 , Razor and PPG Wave 2.v along with an Ableton Live drum rack from Flatpack are the ingredients for a little housey excursion. This is followed by a multilingual Vlog. Video game footage is from Little Big Adventure 2.

Music Video: 00:08
VLOG in English: 05:39 Español 13:59 Català 21:28 Français 31:18

Makia Blue link:"

A new track followed by some discussion from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Jacques Mongrel aka Pinwale Sounds.

Generative Music part VII

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

"This time the fully functional prototype of the generative music module patched to the 4MS SMR passing thru a custom Spring Reverb.

One square wave oscillator with a fixed frequency feeding the 4MS input.

The final configuration of the module is :
-4 (0V to +5V) CV outs with buffered MCP4725 DACs.
-1 Trigger out with led indicator;
-parameter / value knobs to control the internal variables;

Again, some code improvements to do a better control over the note distribution to CVs.
The evolution of the generative module was locked this time just to play around with 4MS, basically, the same melody all the time but exploring the internal variations of the CVs.
Remember that the whole sound was played ONLY by the 4MS. No drum machines, no other modules.

The video was sent again because of a little mistake in the main title. :-)

Credits: Adam Kumpf for the original algorithm."

Access Virus Indigo Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"This unit functions perfectly, but definitely shows signs of use from touring and rocking."

Live Sessions // 11

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Dualtrx

"New day, new ideas, new fun ... eguals a new song. I'v been using Circuits, Dark Time, Mutable Elements, Mother32, Korg Volca Beats, iPad, and Make Noise Rene."

Evolving Chords Eurorack Synthesizer Performance Demo

Published on Apr 4, 2017 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

Making use of evolving chord changes with my new DRE4MTR4CK Euro module available on Reverb. It has 4 independent tracks of polyphonic pitch control:
Track 1: Pittsburgh Synth Box, internal filter
Track 2: DNA Symbiotic Waves, JP-6 Filter clone
Track 3: Disting MK3, Doepfer SEM filter
Track 4: Rings, no filter.

Clocking direct to envelopes, triggering pitch changes manually. Track 1 pitch CV is going through a PM Toolbox slew limiter. Mix is going to Timefactor delay. Recorded direct through a Mackie 802 to a Tascam DR-05."

crOwBX demo - DIY Oberheim OB-X clone (4 voice polyphonic)

Published on Apr 4, 2017 der oberling

"I recently finished my crOwBX synthesizer to the point that it's finally playable.

My previous demo only featured an uncalibrated single voice ([posted here]). This demo utilizes the whole 4 voice calibrated analog power of the beast.

Since I'm no keyboard player I prerecorded some notes and chords in ableton, corrected them, quantized them where needed an played them back looped - sorry for that :-)

The signal is completely dry - the crOwBX all by itself through my Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 into Ableton. Only the last bit got a little MIDI-Clock synced LFO from my MIDI-CV unit ;-) .

A unison demo is yet to come... It's a little challenging to keep the 15 minutes limit.

This project was "in the making" now since 2013. That's mainly due it's over 3000 parts to solder, debugging, initial calibration (which is really excessive) and finally I wanted to develop my own MIDI-CV unit for this which I did. All in all it's very rewarding to have it all up and running finally and it sounds gorgeous to my ear - but listen for yourselfs :-)"

NORD LEAD 2X the sweedish delight

Published on Apr 4, 2017 synths colors

Schtang - Kitsch (Live Volca Sample Demo Jam)

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Schtang

"For high quality downloads of my hardware jams, head to my bandcamp:

Jumped out of the studio and into the kitchen for a cheeky jam! Complete with fake bananas, toy dinosaurs and loaves of bread.

Keen to try my hand at busting out some tracks in different locations, especially as we move into the warmer months! This was a bit of fun and I was very chuffed to sneak my girlfriend into the show too.

You can check out her lovely analogue photography over on her Instagram page:

As always, thanks for your support!
Please subscribe for more Volca Sample tracks, tutorials and demonstrations :)
All sounds used are from the Factory Default sample bank that ships with the box."

New Waldorf Quantum - 8 Voice Hybrid Poly Synth

MESSE 2017: Waldorf Quantum - 8 Voice Hybrid Poly Synth

Published on Apr 4, 2017 sonicstate

Update: a couple of renders in via Soviet Space Child.

Hybrid Digital/Analog 8 voice polysynth

Some specs from the video:

3 Oscilators featuring:
Wavetable - waldorf wavetables
Waveform - traditional analog waveforms
Partical - granular sampler
Resonator - resonator filter bank

Nave synthesizer with speech and spectrum functionality built in - waveform & spectrum will display on the screen like in the app.

All three oscillators are freely assignable. On the original Waldorf uWave & XT, you had two oscillators that shared an assignable wavetable. On the Waldorf Q and Blofeld you had three oscillators, two freely assignable wavetable oscillators (the Q had two sub oscillators for each), and a third oscillator with more standard waveshapes.

Two dual analog filters. Voice inserts, inserting into the digital voice, going out to the analog, and two OTA filters for each voice that goes back into the voice.

Another digital former - drive, bit crusher, digital filters, etc...

Six envelopes - three on the panel. Envelope curves.
Three Digital Effects
Multistage envelope, glide...
Six LFOs
Touch display
Two layers for multi-timbral
And more...

Hyve Synth Tutorial - 60 poly analog portable synth

Published on Apr 4, 2017 cuckoomusic

"This is the Hyve Touch Synthesiser, designed by Skot Wiedmann. It's currently campaigning on Kickstarter here:

The Hyve Touch Synth is very unique, with it's portable form factor, lovely design, and 60 polyphonic analog architecture. It runs on a 9v battery, or with a power adapter. The sound is an analog square-ish signal. But with a tad of filter on the expressive touch controls, and the hexagon chord friendly layout it makes it highly playable. More so than what you would expect.

Here's a tutorial on the preassembled Hyve. How to play it. What it sounds like. And a number of "jams" or improvised sessions, in combination with mostly a reverb and delay."

Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Videos by soundrope

Published on Mar 29, 2017 soundrope

Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #1 [Check Sound]
Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 #2 [Making Sound]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #3 [Create Sequence / Scale Mode]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #4 [Alternate Tuning Mode]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #5 [Transpose Sequence / Quick Rrogram Mode]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #6 [Arpeggiator]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #7 [Effector]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #8 [Sound Editor]
Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 #9 [Create Sequence with Ableton Live]

Learning Modular Synthesis: Moog Mother-32

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Learning Modular

Learning Modular Synthesis: Moog Mother-32 Introduction
Learning Modular Synthesis: An Overview of the Moog Mother-32
Learning Modular Synthesis: Sequencing Repeats & Glides with the Moog Mother-32
LMS: Moving a Moog Mother-32 to a Eurorack Case

"The full Learning Modular Synthesis course on the Mother-32 is on and LinkedIn Learning ( If you don’t already have a subscription to either one, you can use the link to sign up for and they will not bill your credit card for 10 days while you try out the service and sample as many courses as you like – including my other Learning Modular Synthesis courses. If you decide to stay with, one month costs only $25, and they have hundreds of other audio & music courses as well."

Moog Circuit Bending Challenge 2017 - MOOGFEST - Lia Scott

Published on Apr 2, 2017 Lia Harmon

"A circuit bent Stylophone, Voice Changer toy and Violin. Entry for Moogfest 2017 Circuit Bending Challenge

Here is the Bill Of Materials

1. Stylophone (Found at Goodwill for $4.99)
2. Voice Changer Toy (Found at Goodwill for $1.00)
3. Violin and bow (found at Junk Store for $40)
4. Solder ($5.00)
5. Solid core wire ($2.00 at habitat for humanity)
6. Aligator Clips ($1.00)
7. Piezo Mic ($1.00)
8. Double Stick Tape (had some at home)
9. 9V battery ($2.00)
10. SPDT Switch ($.49 cents)
11. Red Wire (had some in tool box)
12. MONO 3.5mm audio cable ($.50 cents)

Instruction Steps:

Buchla 25s 259r tracking

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Todd Barton

"Another comparison between the Buchla style 25s by Sputnik Modular and the 259r. Please go to this link for better audio:"

DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS Gets Bigger

"Meet the mini-TS – 2 Octave Touch Synthesizer

The Tiny-TS got bigger!
Say hello to the pocket WASP.

It now features a 2 octave touch keyboard in 165x65mm.

Still the same great synth engine, CV/Gate output and now also added MIDI IN/OUT.

The mini-TS can be built in a number of configurations depending on if you want to use it as a synth, CV controller or MIDI controller.

It will most likely be using a rotary encoder and a display for programming.

Coming at end of April.

Estimated pricing:
PCB only $29
Full kit $79
Prebuilt $99

Make sure you get one by booking on the preorder list.

Preorder the mini-TS $1
(The $1 will be repaid on delivery)"

"Shape of you" Ed Sheeran cover (Anna Straker on Pocket Operators)

Published on Feb 23, 2017 Anna Straker

"Anna Straker covers Shape of You and Ain't Nobody on Pocket Operators."

Late Night Swimming (OP1 rework)

Published on Mar 23, 2017

"I did a new version of my tune 'Late Night Swimming' on my Pocket Operators and my new OP1.
Original here:"

Retro Mechanical Labs Hyde Distortion Filter Eurorack Version

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Some drones, distortions and squeaks from the Retro Mechanical Labs Hyde Distortion Filter. The Hyde has the Make Noise 0-Coast as its input and is also under CV control from the 0-Coast as well as its internal LFO.

The Hyde Distortion Filter, from Retro Mechanical Labs, has now been equipped with 3.5mm jacks for ease of use with Eurorack modular synthesizers. It is a standalone desktop unit meant to be patched to all sorts of other gear using 3.5mm jacks. This euro version incorporates five difference CV inputs to control almost any knob in the filter. Each CV input has a corresponding LED for visual feedback of the signal patched in. The Hyde Distortion filter is perfect for creating dark textures and soundscapes. Tune the resonant feedback to match your harmonic droning or wall of noise. Use two boxes to create deep stereo textures.

Available here:"

Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Eurorack Version Distorting Drums

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Running eurorack drums through the Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz with eurorack compatible 3.5mm CV input jacks. The Electron Fuzz is especially good at generating screams above your drums with the feedback oscillation. This patch uses envelopes from the Galilean Moons and then an LFO from Peaks to modulate different setting on the Electron pedal. The drums pattern is created by the Noise Engineering Numeric Repetitor, and the sounds are from the Leploop Cassa, Audio Damage Boomtschak, and SSF Quantum Rainbow through the Hexinverter Galilean Moons.

The ever popular Electron Fuzz Custom has now been adapted with 3.5mm CV inputs for use with Eurorack synthesizers. The size has been slightly scaled down, to work more efficiently on a desktop. It provides CV control over the Hurt, Pain, Feedback Osc, and Distortion out. This beefy distortion can now have even more versatility with its interfacing with modulation signals and Eurorack sound sources."

Introducing the ASD iDiode VCF Eurorack Module

Published on Jan 19, 2017 Валерий Заверяев

"ASD iDiode VCF Eurorack module. Multimode VCF based on famous Steiner-Parker VCF.
Only quality components: Wima, Epcos, Alpha.
Recorded at ProTools Mix (Apogee AD8000). No EQ, compression or any FX.
5HP, 45 mm deep."

ASD (Analog Sound Devices) is a new eurorack manufacturer from Russia.

Modular Shades #05 | Dixie 2+ + VCF 74 | Eurorack Ambient Music

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Elinch

"Short sequence using different Waveforms from Mutable Instruments Dixie 2+ into VCL VCF-74. Dixie also modulates the Lowpass from the VCF 74.

Sequencer: Mutable Instruments Yarns
External effects: Oto Bam

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

All parts here.


Published on Apr 4, 2017 Dave 33543

Spectral Audio Neptune 2 Sequence

Published on Apr 22, 2016 Валерий Заверяев

Akai VX90 Six-Voice Analog Synthesizer Rack SN 10325-00838

via this auction

"The sought after MIDI equipped six-voice analog synth in 2U rack format.

With an identical voice structure to the AX73, the VX90 is little more than a rack-mount version. It is a MIDI equipped six-voice analog synthesizer with advanced digital controls and functions. Like the AX73 it has an auto-tune function and a really nice VCF lowpass/hipass filter and envelope section. The VX90's memory capacity holds up to 100 patches. It can be played polyphonically or in a stacked unison mode for that thick lead sound for your rave and techno anthems. A really cool feature of the VX90 is that you can plug the Akai S-612, S-900 and S-950 samplers in to it and run their samples through the VX90's analog filter and envelope sections."

moog sonic six vintage analog synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander SN G50702

via this auction

Korg MS20 / DIRTY HOOKUP / FM synthesis

Published on Apr 4, 2017 se7ense7

"I patched the output of the MS20 mini into the cv input while it gets triggered by the triangle lfo."

Intellijel µMIDI Tutorial 6 - 5 Pin MIDI

Published on Apr 4, 2017 intellijel

"In this video we learn how to use the Intellijel µMIDI with external hardware with a few patching examples."

All parts here.

Buchla 25S complex oscillator demo (made by Roman Fillipov)

Published on Apr 4, 2017 JurekPrzezdziecki

"This is just a sonic spectrum of this great sound module. Enjoy!"


Published on Apr 4, 2017 Signal Edinburgh

"Krowne is back with his next video on the Analog Rytm. I set up a kit with a mixture of samples added with the analog drums and I set up a number of performance pads to help manipulate the sounds throughout. Then I just hit record and jammed! Hope you enjoy the video."

Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88 Analog Drum Machine

Published on Apr 4, 2017 AreggerOrchestra

"Quick demo of the Sound Master SR88. Similar to the Boss DR-55, this machine provides classic analog sounds and entirely programmable Rhythms and variations"

LFO tutorial | Nord Lead A1 demo & review [05]

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"In this tutorial we explore the LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) section of the Nord Lead A1 and demonstrate how it can be used to modulate the filter and oscillator."

All parts here.

Doepfer Dark Energy 2 & Moog MF Delay

Published on Apr 4, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Dark Energy 2 synthesiser through the MF Delay.

No further processing except normalisation."

Stylophone Gen X-1 preview two

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Stylophone

"For preview and register interest for a discounted pre-order:

A Stylophone GEN X-1 Song.

All sounds generated from the GEN X-1 - DAW for recording & mixing."

Part 1 here.


Published on Apr 4, 2017 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Telekom Electronic Beats TV and Bonedo kick off a new co-operative effort that sees some of the leading producers in electronic music review the latest in tech and studio gear. Starting the series in style is mastermind and modular enthusiast Blawan. Watch as he gets his hands dirty with a full run through of the MatrixBrute, the latest in the Arturia product catalogue."

Modular Monthly: TipTop Audio Z DSP – Part 6: Halls Of Valhalla

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Our look at TipTop Audio's multifaceted Z DSP processor concludes with a look at Valhalla DSP's Halls Of Valhalla card."

All parts here.

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