MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Atlanta Synthesizer Club "Meat" Meet at Georgia Tech's Under The Couch Sunday April 9th

"There will be a lot socializing, gear spotting, short performances and a raffle that includes significant gear from companies like Moog (Mother 32), Roland (TB-03 signed by DJ Pierre), Malekko (Voltage Block), Synthesis Technology (E330 VCO), DSI/Sequential (poster signed by Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith) and a slew of other donated DIY kits, studio time, stickers, records and other swag.

The response of the local community as well as the manufacturers have been well. Round expectations.

The Atlanta Synthesizer Club is dedicated to all things synth of the software and hardware variety, drum machines, effects, sound design and electronic music in and around Atlanta and the Southeastern US corridor. Our goal is to foster a community and be a resource for musicians, artists and individuals interested in the particulars of sound synthesis through an exchange of ideas, regular meetings, workshops and performances."

Under the Couch
350 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

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

Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO - An Epic Journey of the Praying Mantis from Craig Anthony Perkins on Vimeo.


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)"

Nord Rack 2 + Pure Data Jam - Sustractive Magic High Densitiy

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Ariel Raguet

"Nord Rack 2 Sustractive Magic

High Density with the four parts sounds hard.

Pure Data sequencer and random CC.
Nord Rack 2 with a sustractive custom patches.
Zoom MS-70CDR.
Lexicon Alpha.
Midiplus Origin 37.
Lenovo T430."

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Drôles de Machines 'StarFunk Remix' Msq 700 Prophet 5 Tr808 Matrix6 Ob xa

Published on Apr 5, 2017 AnalogSynthMuseum

Oberheim OB-XA : Rush bass & lead
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 : bass & lead
Sequencer : Roland MSQ-700
Drum machine : Roland Tr808
Electro harmonix Small Stone Phazer

Recorded live, no blue light , no synth plugins !!!!

Soundplex Slope Gen Percussion

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Todd Barton

"Using 3 Serge Slope Generators to explore this percussive patch. Better audio:"

Kick.S DEMO / 2VCO xOxbOx test

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
xOxbOx 2VCO
Mackie VLZ3

Moog Memorymoog Plus SN 2558

via this auction

"The pinnacle of analogue excess, the Memorymoog was released in the early 1980s to compete in the burgeoning polysynth market. This synth is MASSIVE, with three oscillators per voice, times six voices, often characterised as having six Minimoogs under the hood of one synth. This description is not entirely accurate, as this synth is built around CEM3340 oscillators, as opposed to discrete Moog components, but the industry defining Moog low pass is redolent and rich. This is a Plus version of the Memorymoog, adding an internal two track sequencer and MIDI functionality. This particular instrument, SN 2558, has been thoroughly serviced, including a replating of all the key contacts, a rebuilt power supply, and a complete recapping of the entire synth. The exterior of this synth may show its age, but the internals are reviewed, rebuilt, and prepared for many more years of service."

Korg Microkorg XL Synthesizer (Limited Edition - Beige)

via this auction

"This is a rare version of the original Microkorg XL in a super-cool retro Beige instead of the standard black. Comes with original ac adapter and original goose neck microphone to be used with the vocoder."

Kung Fu Oberheim 2 Voice 1973

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Kurzweil 250 SN 87121581

via this auction

Rheyne - Live Jam #169

Published on Apr 5, 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 (as a 3-voice poly synth)
Make Noise Eurorack and 0-Coast
NI KompleteKontrol 49 (for synths)
NI KompleteKontrol 25 (for drums)
2x Novation Launchpads
2x iPads running Lemur
Expert Sleepers ES-8
PreSonus 1818VSL
MacBook Pro (early 2011)"

New Waldorf Quantum 8 Voice Hybrid Synthesizer - Musikmesse 2017 Videos

Published on Apr 5, 2017 musotalk

"Entwickler Rolf Wöhrmann führt mir den Quantum von Waldorf vor."

Waldorf Quantum Hybrid Synthesizer Overview at Musikmesse 2017

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Gear4music

"An overview of the Waldorf Quantum Hybrid Synthesizer at Musikmesse 2017."


Published on Apr 5, 2017 LESINDES

"CYCLONE ANALOGIC TT-303 BASS BOT Mk. 1 vs. Mk. 2 comparing the two Bots one to one.
First you hear the newer Mk. 2 then Mk. 1 and in the end there are both: Mk. 1 on the left Mk. 2 on the right side -- if you are wearing your headphones properly :-)"

Renè+Varigate 8+

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Dave 33543

MEFF 2017: (Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair in Florence, Italy)

MEFF 2017: (Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair in Florence, Italy) from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.


MEFF: Modular synthesizer Exhibition Fair in Florence - 24-25th April 2017 @ IED - Firenze (Via Maurizio Bufalini 6/r)

MEFF NIGHT Event: 24th April 2017 @ Tender Club - Florence



Music by: ANGLE

All the modules are hand drawn paintings and printed on Fedrigoni - Tintoretto Ceylon Sesamo

Special thanks to: Giulia Borsi, Jamaica De Marco, Costanza Cataldo, Rossella Catanese, Lucille Mancini, Lorenzo Marchi, Luca Ruggeri."


via Moogfest

"- Moogfest attendees engage in an ecosystem of ideas, experiments, and specialized skills

Durham, North Carolina (April 5, 2017) – Today Moogfest unveils the full schedule for the expansive four-day festival. Exploring the future of technology, art, and music, the festival includes more than 300 musical performances, daytime workshops, conversations, masterclasses, film screenings, live scores, durational sound installations, and interactive art experiences.

The full schedule can be found online at

*Please note, the full schedule can be viewed on Sched; however, registration and adding sessions to your personal schedule won't be available until sign-up opens Friday, April 7, at 12:00 noon ET for Engineer ticket holders; Tuesday, April 11, at 12:00 noon ET for VIP ticket holders; and Tuesday, April 18, at 12:00 noon ET for all ticket holders.

Moogfest celebrates the legacy of Bob Moog, a visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Kraftwerk. This year’s program will feature over 260 innovators in music, art, and technology -- from Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Suzanne Ciani, Gotye and Princess Nokia to Dr. Kate Shaw, an experimental particle physicist working on the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and Joe Davis, a pioneer in creating art with genes and bacteria at MIT Media Lab. Moogfest takes place in Durham, North Carolina, a fast-growing capital of technology, culture and entrepreneurship.

Happening Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21, with hundreds of artists, speakers, and sessions across downtown Durham, Moogfest contains a vast galaxy of discovery. Workshops are an essential part of the Moogfest program, as the platform prioritizes intimate spaces for collaboration and creativity. In these open learning environments, participants interact with technology tools that allow humans to creatively express themselves in new ways, so that we can design the future we want to see and hear.

Sound Box - 128 Sounds for the Elektron Analog Keys/Four

via New Wave Presets where you'll find some demos.

"Sound Box for the Elektron Analog Keys/Four is like a little treasure box of sonic gems just waiting to be opened and explored. A lot of time and thought went into this set to make each sound musically useful. For analog Keys users many sounds make use of the modulation joystick, velocity, and aftertouch.

Sound Box includes classic sounds like emulations of vintage synths, and acoustic instruments, and also new unheard of sounds. You will discover various basses, leads, keys, drums, FX’s, and a nice selection of pads and atmospheres. There are 128 sounds packaged into 1 .syx file ready to be opened by your Elektron Analog Keys/Four. Discover what’s in the box!"

Crumar Performer (1979) & ARP ODYSSEY (1978) - 70s analog synthesizer disco live jam

Published on Apr 5, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

string sounds: Crumar Performer Analog String/ Brass Synthesizer (1979)
bass and fx sounds: ARP Odyssey Mk.3 Analog Synthesizer (1978)
drums: Roland TR-707
recording: multi-tracking, the bass sequence is sequenced by the Doepfer Dark Time step sequencer
fx: reverb and delay"

Dave Smith Instruments Evolver 'Will You Evolve?' Ad

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

"Dave Smith Instruments Evolver 'Will You Evolve?' colour advertisement on page 128 from the September 2002 issue of Keyboard magazine."

Oberheim/DSI OB6 through a Roland AX1 Keytar

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Luke Neptune

"All synth sounds in this clip are from my OB6 Vintage/Classic soundset which can be purchased here"

Four Oscillator PWM on a Synthesizer.Com 44 space system

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Meta Function

"In this video, Meta Function demonstrate pulse width modulation across four oscillators on a Synthesizers.Com 44 space system.

Sequenced via a Sequentix Cirklon.

Audio recorded via Calrec S2 console and SSL convertors. All dry, no FX, EQ or compression. The only post production performed was normalization.

Watch at 1080p with good quality audio monitoring for the best experience.

Meta Function developed the free Max For Live synthesizer, The Mono Junction in partnership with Featuring a novel NegSawPW waveshape, extended pulse width modulation sounds are easily created.

Not got the Mono Junction yet? Get it here:"

Moog Sub Phatty & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Apr 5, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the RE501 tape delay. The 501 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

mayonaisorie 2017 04 05

Published on Apr 5, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"just some Berlinesque type stuff today... #soundsketch"

Moog Voyager RME & Moogerfooger delay pedal.

Original Moog Taurus I Bass Pedals

via this auction

"Built initially from 1975 to 1981, the Moog Taurus I pedals are highly sought after for their lush analog tone, used prominently by Rush, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, among others. This one is in fantastic shape for a 40 year old synth pedal. So all you Geddy freaks can get that tone right now. Comes with a $400 custom built road case on beefy casters. The plastic window covering the controls is missing."

Roland TB-303 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

via this auction

Never thought how thin that wood veneer was before this post.

KORG MS-50 SN 191135

via this auction


via this auction

MONO/POLY monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

KORG VCF FK-1 Synth Pedal SN 760270 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"It is a rare effecter that takes out only the VCF part of the synthesizer and places it in pedal size for electric guitar and electronic piano."

Night Rain - (Electribe 2 Song)

Published on Apr 5, 2017 millolab

"Headphones highly recomended.
Gear used: Korg Electribe 2, H9, Arturia Keystep.
All the sounds are from the Electribe2"

Live modular synthesizer + sax improvisation 2

Published on Apr 4, 2017 Ptraad2

"Playing sax through my Eurorack modular. Quickly set it up so my sax goes through Clouds - which makes the modular talk back!"

Intellijel µMIDI Appendix 1 - Online Configuration Utility

Published on Apr 5, 2017 intellijel

"In this video we will learn about the features available in the µMIDI's Online Configuration Utility."

All parts here.

Make Noise Morphagene Overview Videos

Published on Apr 5, 2017 MAKEN0ISE


1. Make Noise Morphagene pt. 1: Intro and Controls Overview
2. Make Noise Morphagene pt. 2. Recording, Resampling, Splice Manipulation
3. Make Noise Morphagene pt. 3: Micro Scale: Genes, Morphing and Sliding
4. Make Noise Morphagene pt. 4: Clock Input, CV/EOSG Outputs
5. Morphagene Science: Gain Staging and Input Leveling
6. Make Noise Morphagene pt. 5: Time Lag Accumulation

"All sounds in this video are the direct output of the Morphagene.

The Morphagene is a next generation tape and microsound music module that uses Reels, Splices and Genes to create new sounds from those that already exist. Search between the notes to find the unfound sounds.

A few of the Morphagene's most basic uses: Splice recorded audio and jumble it using ORGANIZE. Manipulate playback speed and direction with Vari-Speed. Granularize with Gene-Size and Slide. Layer or Stagger Genes using MORPH. Undertake iterative music processes by recording manipulations and overdubs into new Splices, like having two machines (one for Playback and modulations, one for Record). Process sound in real time using Time Lag Accumulation. Utilize envelope following CV OUT and EOSG Trigger to engage Morphagene in conversation with the rest of your modular system. Stretch and squash sound with Clock input."

ASD Amputator | First test

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Валерий Заверяев

New module from ASD. Also see the ASD iDiode VCF.

Making Noise with the Dreadbox Erebus

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Kablehead

"I used a stackable patch cable so the LFO controls the filter and the pulse width of VCO1 at the same time."

Typewriter sample pack for Korg Volca Sample

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Tony Horgan

"Download it for free here This is a collection of typewriter sounds, prepared for the Korg Volca Sample as a Vosyr project. Vosyr is a free Volca Sample librarian for PC and Mac. Have fun with it, and maybe take a look at my Korg Volca Expert Guides if you like :-) This is presented completely free of charge with no restrictions on the use of the sounds. You are free to use the sounds in any way you like."

[tutorial] EBM Bass/Lead Sound (Blofeld)

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Synthesizer Video Service

"Patch building with spoken explanations. Please tell me if you want more talking or if you prefer patch videos with just programming and synth sounds! BTW, sorry for the mic vibrations (i would avoid this the next time).

In this video I explain how to make a typical EBM Bass and Lead sound with a Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. Share your thoughts with me!"

Studiologic Sledge Tutorial 47 Genesis 3

Published on Apr 5, 2017 David Clements

"George Hall recreates the lead synth sound used by Genesis keyboard player Tony Banks on the track In The Cage from the album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

Rheyne - Live Jam #168

Published on Apr 5, 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)"

Oberon Version 2.0 Update

Published on Apr 5, 2017 Zvork

"Presenting the new update to the Oberon additive synthesizer, available for Propellerhead Software's Reason 9.2 and above. This version 2.0 adds sample loading, wave modifiers, enhanced envelope loops and many other improvements."

MESSE 2017: Arturia KeyLab Essentials 49 and 61

Published on Apr 5, 2017 sonicstate

Details here.

MESSE 2017: Softube Modular Doepfer LPG A101-2

Published on Apr 5, 2017 sonicstate

"A new module for Softube's Modular system, available now at an introductory price of @€29.
Modelled on the Doepfer LPG A-101-2 Eurorack module

Offers 3 Vactrol models, VCA or LPG modes."

Details here.

MESSE 2017: Nord Stage 3 Piano

Published on Apr 5, 2017 sonicstate

"Clavia introduce a new Stage piano with a full A1 synth engine inside and many other new features."

Details here.

MESSE 2017: Axel Hartmann's 20k Synth

Published on Apr 5, 2017 sonicstate

"The 20 is really something special as a design object, milled from a massive block of aluminium with custom hardware - even down to the knobs, only 20 will be made, its got the Blofeld based synth engine with high-end DA convertors too. Yummy. But not for the monetarilly challenged."

New Waldorf Quantum Renders

A couple of renders have been added to this post.

Softube launches Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol LPG low pass gate module for Modular

"LINKÖPING, SWEDEN: high-end plug-in specialist Softube is proud to launch Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol LPG — a plug- in version of Doepfer’s modernized take on the Buchla LPG (Low Pass Gate) concept, complete with clever and creative additions — as a new module for its perennially popular Modular software synth as of April 5...

Ever since its invention by Don Buchla, the LPG has been heralded for an ability to add a lifelike and organic response and textures to modular synth patches. With its A-101-2 Vactrol LPG, Eurorack instigator Doepfer took the concept a step further, adding a resonance filter for further sonic treatment. Today, thanks to Softube’s plug-in version for Modular, the module is available for any music creator that prefers working in the software realm.

As implied by name, Doepfer’s hardware LPG modules are based on vactrols — just like opto-compressors. The response time of these can vary wildly, which is all part of the LPG charm. Softube’s plug-in version of Doepfer’s design adds a Vact. switch, which was not part of the original hardware. This lets users switch between fast, medium, or slow (F/M/S) response times to cover the variation between individual analog units.

Doepfer’s A-101-2 Vactrol LPG hardware has been a longtime staple in the Eurorack world; now it’s a welcome addition to Softube’s Modular, the first truly expandable software modular system that looks, works, and sounds exactly like its hardware counterparts.

Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol LPG is available now from Softube’s website and from authorized dealers around the world. The list price is $39, but it is available at an introductory price of $29 until April 30, 2017."

Arturia announces the KeyLab Essential Series

Published on Apr 5, 2017 ARTURIA

"Watch this video featuring LAAKE, an electronic musician from Paris, France. The track was recorded within Ableton Live Lite and all its synth sounds were created with Analog Lab 2 - both of which are included with KeyLab Essential."

"Arturia is thrilled to announce the imminent release of KeyLab Essential - an affordable, yet fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards.

Created with the budget-conscious musician in mind, KeyLab Essential provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box. The 49- and 61-note controllers are packed with intuitive performance controls, feature powerful DAW integration, and come with 3 incredible software titles.

KeyLab Essential features:
• 49 / 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
• Pitch bend & modulation wheels
• Transposition by semitones & octaves
• MCU / HUI compliant for comprehensive DAW integration
• 8 RGB back-lit, multi-purpose performance pads
• 9 faders & rotary encoders
• DAW Command Center & transport section
• 1 DAW-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control panning and level of tracks)
• 1 Analog Lab-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control essential parameters in Arturia
• 6 fully-customizable user memories
• “Chord play” mode
• Twin-line LCD screen
• Class-compliant USB, enabling use with iOS and Android devices
• Comprehensive music software bundle included
• Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply

Built to inspire, each model of KeyLab Essential includes the following software titles:

Analog Lab 2
A collection of over 5,000 keyboard presets taken from the award-winning V Collection, powered by Arturia’s exclusive TAE® technology. Featuring every type of sound you can imagine, from analog monosynths to lush pianos, organs to digital powerhouses and everything in between, and all accessible through an easy to navigate, tag-based browser.

Ableton Live Lite
An introduction to the world of Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers all around the world. Live Lite lets you record your ideas, layer tracks, warp audio, and release your productions.

UVI Grand Piano Model D
Straight from the world’s greatest concert halls and recording studios. KeyLab Essential also includes UVI’s recreation of the Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in exquisite detail, ready for you to play, and free of charge.

Combining a stylish, rugged MIDI keyboard, DAW controls, deep integration, and iconic music software, KeyLab Essential is set to become the go-to choice for producers and musicians who want maximum bang for their buck.
KeyLab Essential will begin shipping worldwide in June 2017.

The 49-key version will retail for 199 € / US$ 249 The 61-key version will retail for 249 € / US$ 299"

New Nord Stage 3 with Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine Introduced at the #Musikmesse

Introducing Nord Stage 3 at Musikmesse 2017

Published on Apr 4, 2017 NordKeyboards

"The Nord Stage 3 is the fifth generation of our successful Stage series continuing our vision of the ultimate instrument for the performing musician.

Our outstanding new flagship instrument features our latest award-winning technologies including the Nord Lead A1 Synth Engine with sample playback, our acclaimed Nord C2D organ, a greatly enhanced Piano Section and extensive hands-on Effects - all in one exceptional performance keyboard. #nordstage3 #iseenord"


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