MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MOOG Sub Phatty MINITAUR & Arturia BeatStep PRO

Published on May 18, 2017 Ritchie DeCarlo

"Getting things together with these 3 units replacing my 2 Mother 32 synths....."

Yamaha CS-50 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"100% fully functioning, studio ready, analog powerhouse"

EHX Cathedral with a hardware Synrh Waldorf Blofeld first look

Published on May 18, 2017 ElektroNoiser

Synrh in the Cathedral.

"This is a test to my new EHX Cathedral using a Waldorf Blofeld synth.
For lack of time I had not been able to use, but I spent some time doing this short video."

Control Voltage at Moogfest Pics

via @ControlVoltage_:

"Thank u @moogmusicinc for inviting us to represent at @Moogfest 17, here's pix from day1, featuring our table, @makenoisemusic & @4msCompany"

and via:

"We're at @Moogfest 2017, and loving it! Here's pix from day1 featuring @SteadyStateFate, @CritterGuitari, Dreadbox and @WeAreNovation's Peak"

Korg Sledgehammer as a modular tuner

Published on May 18, 2017

"A Korg Sledgehammer Pro fitted to a 1U dual Tile (12HP)"

w/ Verbos Complex Oscillator

Korg Microkorg : Awesome Sounds ! Free Sound Bank

Published on May 18, 2017 Todd Smith

"Free Custom Microkorg Soundbank

: Text Version :

: Non Text Version :

All the sounds from the Korg Microkorg have no added effects and can be downloaded for free. I'd love to thank Korg for making the Microkorg. It's a powerful synthesizer for the price tag.

My custom sound bank comes with sixteen sounds. I'll be releasing a second sound bank, so keep a ear out !

Bandcamp Link ( Support my patches here )"

Chase Bliss Pedals at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on May 18, 2017

Chase Bliss Pedals
Presentation by Zack Warpinski
May 10, 2017
at Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, CA.

Check out Chase Bliss’ Product Lineup here:


Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Radikal Technologies Modular Workshop Trailer

Published on May 18, 2017 Jörg Schaaf

"Ich bereite gerade eine deutschsprachige Modularsynthesizer Workshop Reihe vor, um Interessenten den Einstieg in die modularen Klangwelten zu erleichtern. In dem Workshop steht der Sound und wie man ihn erzeugt im Vordergrund. Die Theorie wird dabei auf das notwendigste beschränkt. Der Schwerpunkt wird nach einer Einführung schon der Bereich der Klänge sein, bei dem modulare Systeme ihre Vorteile ausspielen können."


"I am currently preparing a German - language modular synthesizer workshop series in order to facilitate the introduction of the modular sound worlds to interested parties Introduction is the area of the sound, in which modular systems can play their advantages."

Modular Patch/Performances by Mike Thomas

Published on May 14, 2017 Mike Thomas

Notes for each further below.

Modular Jam : Lords of the West : Rings, Elements, Clouds, Peaks
Modular Melody: Church of Meta Q - Tides (Parasite), Function, Clouds
Modular Jam: SynthTech E350/E355/E440, Mutable Instruments Elements/Clouds, Pittsburgh SV-1/KB-1
Modular Patch/Performance: Slow to Go
Modular Patch/Performance:- The Big Build
Modular Patch/Performance: Sargasso
Modular Patch/Performance: Fair Winds
Modular Patch/Performance - Over the Clouds
Modular Patch/Performance: March of the Shift Register
Modular Etude #1


Boards of M83 (Mutable Instruments Ambika One-Take Multi-Patch + drums)

Published on May 18, 2017 Lost For Words

"I've got a new toy! :D

Sebastian at lovingly built my Ambika last week with custom peek-a-boo clear front panel.

I have to say I have NEVER jelled with a new synth like I have with this Ambika. It's great fun, the menu is simple and the sound is amazing and I'm not saying that lightly. I've only had it a few days and just scratching the surface but the modulation matrix and individual voice parameters just bring every patch alive. It's got a similar "living" sound feel that my AN1x has. The Ambika is a hybrid digital/analogue synth.

I thought I'd make a Multi and a quick melody - I've used 4 voices for the first patch and one each for the other two patches. All played together in one take, with drums from the Revolution plugin and just a touch of reverb on the Ambika."

Vintage 80s Baldwin Discoverer DS-50

via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris SN 301116

via this auction

New touch panels installed
power supply re-capped
everything works!
Gone through, everything that needed to be replaced was...
missing the little plastic piece that goes in between the 2 front panels, not noticeable
one front slider cap is not original, but a pretty close match
sounds great - 2 VCO, 12osc 6 voice analog polysynth!
6 CEM3372 6 CEM3374
multitimbral over MIDI
headphone jack has hum, main outputs work fine.

mother32 ambient jam

Published on May 18, 2017 tasuku0676

"with sub37,matrix 1000"

Subsequent 37 CV Synthesizer

Published on May 18, 2017 Moog Music Inc

"Today we are excited to announce the Subsequent 37 CV. This limited-edition redesign of the ultra-powerful Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide, with the first 125 units built live on-site at Moogfest 2017.

Anchored by a pair of solid aluminum side pieces inset with North American hardwood and affixed to a rugged steel and aluminum enclosure, it features four assignable CV outputs and two assignable Gate outputs for interconnectivity with large-format and Eurorack modular systems, an upgraded keybed for improved playability, a high-powered headphone amplifier for live-monitoring, and a modified analog signal path.

For more information visit:"

Moogfest 2017 :. Live Streams

Moog Pop-up Factory :. live

"Enjoy the Moog Pop-up Factory" [posted earlier here]

Various feeds of Moogfest live. Be sure to check each.

Moog Model 15 bassline demo

Published on May 18, 2017 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Demo of my Model 15 (2015 reissue) with a simple sequence.
All 3 vco's are in audio mode with different waveforms and ranges (vco 1: 32', saw; vco 2: 16', rectangular at 50%'; vco 3: 8', saw').
The vco's go through the 907A FFB, some 904A filter cutoff play, delay and reverb added, direct board recording."

Dark Overload! Analog Synthesizer Minimoog Model D - The Original!

Published on May 18, 2017 Kevin schröder

"Experiments with an Minimoog Model D from 1975!"

Serge Tabla Patch

Published on May 18, 2017 Todd Barton

"a brief exploration of analog synth tabla-esk sounds. for better audio:"

Rhythms and Melodies from the Special Stage Systems Oscillographic Block Module

Published on May 18, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

"Special Stage Systems has taken the SN76489AN chip that was the sound chip in many 80's video game machines and built a synthesizer voice around it with function generators, CV controls and presets. The Oscilliographic Block can create great 8-bit drum sounds and melody lines. It has two square wave voices and a noise voice with white and periodic noise types. There are 6 programmable function generators that can produce smooth or stepped waveforms. These function generators can be used like modulators, LFOs, envelopes or sequencers. 4 CV inputs can control pitch, amplitude and the speed of the function generators. The clock that runs the SN chip can even be adjusted to over or underclock for different pitch ranges. There is a 1V/octave scaling for playing the sounds in tune as well.

Available here:"

Vintage Synth Lab AWM-3 Analog Wavefold Mixer

Published on May 18, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

"Exploring drones and feedback with the AWM3. By routing the 1+2 mix out to channel 2's input and 2+3 out to channel 3's input, the Make Noise STO's sine output is mangled into a multi-stage feedback loop of growls, whistles, crackles, and sizzling textural material. Animated by the Mannequins Just Friends's six outputs, each stage of wavefolding is manipulated slightly out of time, creating an evolving drone that never quite repeats. The VSL AWM3 isn't just a mixer, isn't just a wavefolder: it's a machine for creating knotted, gnarly textures, sputters, distortion, and more.

The AWM-3 by Vintage Synth Lab is a complex wave-shaping, 3-channel analog mixer module that allows for precision control over compression and waveshaping per channel. The ability to output various mixes concurrently via the mixer's multiple outputs can result in a diverse palette of complex chorus-like timbres. In addition to offering individual control per input, each channel can also be connected in series to create double and triple wave-folded signals. Each channel's front-end compressor can also be used for both waveshaping and routing asymmetrical wave-shaped signals through cascaded wave-fold stages.

Available here:"

Roland Jupiter-4 Vintage 1978 Synthesizer SN 05126

via this auction

"Vintage Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer. Works and sounds great. All functions work and kept in clean environment. Synth has some dings and dents on the wood side panels but all knobs, sliders and keys work great/excellent."

Unique for iPad - Review - Part #1 - Audio Examples

Published on May 18, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a new iOS application from Sugar Bytes, Unique for iPad."

iTunes: Unique for iPad - Sugar Bytes GmbH

There's also an iPhone version: Unique for iPhone - Sugar Bytes GmbH

"Unique was made for fun and vibes: Analogue sound, intense modulation and a killer set of features, delivering an amazing sonic spectrum that’s full of character: Classy sounds, powerful, warm… sometimes gritty.

Each of the 2 oscillators offers a selection of 5 waveforms: sawtooth and pulse waves are here, along with noise, triple saw and triple FM waves. There's also an additional sub-oscillator strapped into the master section for added oomph.

The internal controllers will bring in the dynamics: an LFO and an envelope, there's a recordable XY field & a sequencer. Use these to modulate any knob – a simple long tap will do.

The sound springs to life when it hits the filter section. Needless to say, analogue high-pass, low-pass and band-pass varieties are in place, along with a comb filter.

Standards aside, the actual intention behind this project, the Vowel Filter, also became its outstanding feature: string together two or four vowel formants and play them back in a multitude of ways.

Once you’ve built your sound, there’s tons of sound polish in two chained multi-effect units.


• Sawtooth, Triple Saw, Pulse, Triple FM, Noise with tonal Filter, Sub Sine
• 5 Filters with 5 Modulators each
• Duophone Arpeggiator
• Vowel Filter
• Two Effect Sections
• Ableton Link Kit & AudioBus
• MIDI Learn & Host Automation
• 300 groovy presets by various artists"

WMD Test Lab Performance - William Mathewson

Published on May 18, 2017 WMDevices

"William, the founder and lead designer at WMD hardly finds time in his busy schedule to make music anymore. However, to celebrate the release of the Arpitecht, our newest module, he put a patch together showing off what he had in mind when designing the module.

The result was an awesome, lo-fi vibe paired with a half-time, hip hop style beat that brought every one in the shop out to the front room to see what was going on. We had a blast filming this performance and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it."

Flame Chord Machine 2 Arpeggiator

Published on May 18, 2017 Ebotronix

Flame Chord Machine 2
8 Chords by Memoslide ~ 4 Vox
8 Arpeggios to Uncle²² & Zo

Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping Prophet Rev2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth

The Rev 2 officially ships!

"Prophet ’08 Successor Boasts Expanded Polyphony, Digital Effects, Waveshaping Capabilities

San Francisco, CA—May 18, 2017—Dave Smith Instruments today began shipping the Prophet Rev2, a new 16-voice analog synthesizer designed to be a successor to their popular Prophet ’08 poly synth. Like its predecessor, the Prophet Rev2 features two DCOs per voice, and Curtis filters at the heart of its sound engine, but boasts a number of significant enhancements designed to make it more powerful.

Said Dave Smith: “The Prophet Rev2 came out of our desire to enhance and improve everything we could about the original Prophet ’08 and, in many cases, double its power. The fact that we were able to deliver such a boutique-quality instrument at a price that’s affordable to working musicians is a testament to how aggressively we took up the challenge.”

The most obvious difference between the Prophet Rev2 and its predecessor is polyphony. The Prophet Rev2 has 16 voices as its standard configuration — twice the polyphony of the Prophet ’08. (An 8-voice option is also available, as is a voice expansion card for 8-voice users wishing to upgrade to 16 voices at a later date.) Since the synth features bi-timbral operation, two completely independent sounds can be stacked or split (layered together or assigned to two different zones on the keyboard).

Additional features include waveshape modulation, a sub oscillator per voice, digital effects, a modulation matrix twice as extensive as its predecessor, a polyphonic step sequencer that allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, a gated sequencer that provides 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation, and an arpeggiator. Other improvments include a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.

Said Smith: “Creating the Prophet Rev2 was a very satisfying experience. It allowed us to take a modern classic and make it even better. The range and quality of sounds that the Prophet Rev2 can produce are extraordinary.”

The 16-voice Prophet Rev2 is available now with a US MAP of $1999. US MAP for the 8-voice version is $1499. US MAP for an 8-voice expansion card is $599.

For more information about the Prophet Rev2, visit:"

Moog Pop-up Factory :. live

Started streaming 51 minutes ago Moogfest

"Enjoy the Moog Pop-up Factory"

208 ToolBox 09 Figure 21

Published on May 18, 2017 Todd Barton

"Continuing explorations of the Portabellabz' ToolBox card for the Buchla Music Easel. This time looking at the Allen Strange patch Figure 21 from his Easel Manual replicated using the Toolbox"

All parts here.


Published on May 18, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Was surprised by this amazing gift from Ghostix Labors in Schwerin Germany when i played at The Komplex!"

Ghost Receiver - Operation Paperclip (Stanley’s Dilemma)

Ghost Receiver - Operation Paperclip (Stanley's Dilemma) from Ghost Receiver on Vimeo.

"Live modular synthesizer performance with Malekko Varigate 8+, Malekko Voltage Block, Malekko AD/LFO, Make Noise Maths, Make Noise Woggle Bug, Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter, ALM Busy Circuits Akemie's Taiko, Mutable Instruments Braids, Mutable Instruments Veils, ALM Busy Circuits Akemie's Castle, TipTop BD808, TipTop SD808, TipTop Hats, 4ms DLD. Eventide Space. NASA footage processed with a Tachyons+ Psychenizer Video Synthesizer."

Cray (Ross Healy) @ Bar Open (May 2017)

Published on May 18, 2017 brassmonkey

Cray (Ross Healy) performance at Bar Open (May 2017)

Live Visuals by Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics

Production / Editing by Ben Willis

The following is a video of the patch used for the performance:

My eurorack live patch 2017

Published on May 7, 2017

Pioneer DJ AS-1 - hands-on

Published on May 18, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Simon Arblaster and Si Truss demo and discuss the latest edition to Pioneer DJ’s collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, the Toraiz AS-1.

Following on from last year’s release of the Toraiz SP-16, we knew that there would be more to come from the fledgling music production range.

Fast forward to the NAMM 2017 show and the launch of the AS-1, a monosynth with a single voice from the DSI Prophet 6 lying within, encapsulated in a more ‘DJ-friendly’ chassis.

While we were very pleased with the sounds on offer, we weren’t too sure about the choice of controls and keypad deployed. So then, what better reason to take a closer look AS-1 to see what else lurks under the hood."

Belgian Modular Festival Set for June 3 - 5

Full details here.

Concerts, workshops, lectures, market, ...

The festival serves as an interaction in the whole modular community through manufacturers, music makers of all ages.

Electronic Dream Plant WASP

via this auction

"Here’s an Electronic Dream Plant WASP monophonic analog synth. 2 VCOs, VCF, LFO, etc. etc. you know the specs.

It has been owned by Electrical Audio, for many years. Legend has it that this synth was sold to our studio owner Steve Albini by the band Broadcast when they were on tour many years ago. Steve may be misremembering, though.

This specific WASP has been modified significantly:

The body was reinforced with a metal plate, which you can see in the pictures. One of the corners is cracked.

The power jack was replaced with one that allows it to be powered by the more standard 9V Boss-type connector (center negative).

This one was recently worked on by our studio tech. He replaced the line out jack, which restored headphone and internal speaker function. Also worked on some of the switches, which are much more consistent now.

Missing a few knob covers.

The “tune” pot is missing its shaft and cover, as you can see in the pics.

The “keyboard sensitivity” pot is obscured by said metal plate, but can be adjusted with a small flathead screwdriver.

This is an old, well-loved WASP, and as such, it has some scratchy pots, temperamental switches, etc., so please set your expectations accordingly. Still, this is an absolute joy to play."

Nord Modular G1 Keys SN 21051968

via this auction

Korg Delta DL-50 SN 287423

via this auction

5U // Corsynth - C106 Dual Loopable VC AD Envelope & more

Published on May 18, 2017 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 093-
5U 020-

Demo of the Corsynth C106 Dual Envelope."

Ensoniq EPS16+ & ASR 10 ENV3 Envelope Velocity ADSR Curves Made Simple

Published on May 18, 2017 The Daydream Sound

"The Ensoniq EPS Classic, EPS 16+ and ASR10 have so much functionality. In this video we look at disabling the Soft Velocity Cure in order to get closer to a traditional Attack, Sustain, Decay, Release (ADSR) Envelope curve. We’ll also find a way to introduce amplitude velocity back into the mix.

Watch more EPS 16+ videos here: [embed below]

Here’s how you do it!

1. Select the instrument you want to use.

2. Press EDIT and ENV 3

3. Navigate with the arrow buttons until you get to “SOFT VEL CURVE”

4. Turn this feature to the OFF position. This will disable the SOFT VELOCIT CURVE.

5. Now you can use the HARD VEL CURVE to shape your sound.

6. We need to reintroduce the velocity option as a feature.

7. Press EDIT and AMP and scroll to the Volume Modulation section

8. Set the Volume to 99 and the modulator to VEL, VEL 1 or VEL 2 depending on your preference.

9. You now have dynamic control over your sound depending on how hard you hit the keys.

10. That’s it your done!"


Published on May 18, 2017 synths colors

synths colors ELKA

Make Noise Technoid Black Metal

Published on May 18, 2017 Synthesizer gr



Experiments With Eurorack Synthesizers & UVI Relayer

Published on May 18, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Here is a little experimental video with Eurorack Synthesizers and the UVI Relayer effect plugin. For the audio routing to the plugin, I used the great Audio Damage Odio Eurorack module. With this Eurorack module, you can route audio in your DAW or iPad and route it back to your Eurorack, always at the same level. This video is already older but I forget to release it :). Hope you get an idea what is possible when you combine the hardware with the software world."

modular bass jam (mutable instruments braids, ripples, makenoise 0-coast)

Published on May 18, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

A couple of weeks into modular, and just recieved the braids and ripples from MI I wanted to take the modular on a bass jam :D Haha, it's bassy and noisy alright

This modular stuff is fun! :D even though a vanilla patch it sounds massive.. with some simple modulation using the slope in the 0-coast controlling the filter and also some logoi modulating the timbre in the braids. The Monologue and vBASS is supporting with some saturation/drive going on in the KORG monologue + cranking things up a bit into the TR8 external inputs.. just about on the limit.. vKEYS and vFM doing some melodies, the vFM is connected through the audio in on the Monologue so it gets a fair bit of saturation too.

Gear used, intellijel 7U with MI braids / ripples + 0-coast, volca bass, volca keys, volca fm and KORG monologue, beatstep pro, earthquaker devices transmisser + space spiral, keeley engineering caverns, TR-8, KP3+, microgranny 2.4

hope you like it :D"

Modular Synth Cover - 'Aphex 14th'

Published on May 18, 2017 Jon Modular

"Modular synth patch playing song 'Avril 14th' using Winter Modular Eloquencer in Song mode.
Thanks Eloi for this huge machine
Thanks Richard D. James for the song
Thanks Riccardo Castellan fot the transcription
And thanks to you for watching and reading this"

Arturia V Collection 5.3 Update: The Sound Store

Published on May 18, 2017 ARTURIA

"Arturia V Collection 5.3 lets you inject exciting new sounds into your instruments without interrupting your workflow.

Whether you want to explore new soundscapes, to flesh out your composition, or to invigorate your creativity, this update gives you the tools you need. We have some awesome new preset collections on offer that you will be able to access directly from Analog Lab 2."

V Collection 5.3 Update: Arturia Software Center

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