MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

VGM #107: Map Theme (Star Fox 64) Dark Ambient Industrial Cover

Published on May 30, 2017 Ace Waters

"It's like Star Fox, but dark and atmospheric. Feel like I tapped into my Metroid vibes, with this slower, dark arrangement. I had a lot of fun with the touch controls on the Voyager XL, utilizing both the XY axis and the ribbon controller."

First person synth jams! EP2: Electro-reggae with an EMS 2000 vocoder

Published on May 30, 2017 synthead

"Music starts at 6:57!
Download the song here!"

Using a Roland Juno-106 & BOSS Dr. Rhythm DR-55. Man that sounds good.

You can see a pic of this particular EMS 2000 here.

JOMOX ALPHA BASE // IN DEPTH EXPLANATION of the CREATOR // Part 3 // 2 sample based digitalslots

Part 3 added to the main post here.

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Groovebox Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

"FULLY EXPANDED with 1) synth expansion, 2) drum expansion, 3) audio expansion, 4) v3.0 OS.

Also included: brand new LCD that I did not have time to install.
Also included: fresh pots that I did not have time to install.

Face panel has some minor marks (see photos) and a couple of knobs could respond tighter—change them with the included knobs if you like. Not necessary though, it works well."

YAMAHA RM1x Groovebox Synthesizer Drum Machine Sequencer

via this auction

AKAI AX-60 SN 10725-32174 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600

via this auction

1964 Philips Philicorda 7500

via this auction

"1964 Philips Philicorda 7500 organ with the 7600 original tube amp. First owner with the original papers. The organ is in a really good condition. Plays really well.

-Model: philicorda AG7500 - Philips; Eindhoven tubes
Material Wooden case
Shape Miscellaneous shapes - described under notes.
Dimensions (WHD) 760 x 170 x 520 mm / 29.9 x 6.7 x 20.5 inch

Notes 49 key electronic organ with tube oscillators and neon tube frequency dividers.
Neon tubes: 1x ZZ1000, 3x Z70U, 70 x ZA1001. The matching two channel audio amplifier with speakers and reverb spring is a separate unit and has model no. AG7600.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 18 kg / 39 lb 10.4 oz (39.648 lb)"

1984 Casio KX-101 Ad

via this auction

Gecho - Making of Synth (Assembly Machines)

Published on May 30, 2017 Gecho Loopsynth

"Production line that makes Gechos, yay!

The soundtrack in this video is a raw recording of the output (no post-processing).

Factory noises from the original video have been fed to "guitar pickups" input and altered by series of Gecho's programmatically controlled high-pass filters (as opposed to low-pass demonstrated in previous videos), with resonance and arpeggiator triggered by IR sensors (as usual). Signal is wrapped in a loop of variable delay (you can hear it changing few times during the video). Another new function is possibility of feeding a sampled sound into the filters, which is good for parts where external signal is not present (here it's the quiet sound of water at the very end).

Video published with permission from Solitech, Electronics Development and Assembly:

High resolution audio here:"

See the Gecho label below for more.

Modular Ambient Chords

Published on May 30, 2017 Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf is the man behind Radikal Technologies.

"Modular Ambient Chords
I created a patch with the following modules: A-155 sequencer, A-147-2 VCDLFO, A-140 ADSR, RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Multimode Filter and the RT-1701 'EFFEXX' Multi FX processor. I was so surprised by these floating ambient tones that I forgot to check the ISO settings of my DSLR camera. As a result, I received a noisy video footage. It really looked bad. So I decided to replace that footage with some Landschaftspark clips - which are not really much better. Anyway. It's all about that modular patch. So just close your eyes and listen to the modular ambient patch.
What the patch does: I have two audio signal sources. One audio signal is the output of the envelope generator and one signal is a chord from the swarm oscillator. These signals are fed into the inputs of the RT-451 Multimode filter. The outputs of the filter are fed into the EFFEXX Multi FX unit. The envelope signal source is triggered by the LFO. The LFO also triggers the step sequencer. The control voltages of the step sequencer control the cutoff frequency of both filters, the delay tuning of the EFFEXX string filter and the pitch of the swarm oscillator. I am changing the following parameters during the performance:
The reverb level.
The string filter frequency.
The modulation depth and speed of the string filter delay time.
The delay feedback.
The cutoff frequencies of the multimode filter.
The speed of the LFO.
I hope, you enjoy this litte ambient track."

RedShrike overview

Published on May 30, 2017 pantsofdeath

iTunes: Redshrike Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

Circuit Mono Station + Circuit Jam

Published on Apr 22, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"Quick fun jam I had between the Novation Circuit Monostation and the Original Circuit"

Circuit 1.5 Fractional Gate Lengths & CV.OCD + Novation Circuit review

Published on May 23, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I cover the new Circuit Components 1.5 update.
Showing off its Micro-steps with a modular system."

CV.OCD + Novation Circuit review

Published on May 11, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I pair the CV.OCD, Novation Circuit and my modular rig.
Using Synth 1 (midi-1) to sequence my modular system.


Novation Circuit -"

Novation Circuit Mono Station Review

Published on May 26, 2017 Ask.Audio

"If you want a Bass Station 2 and a Circuit, you’d expect to have to buy both. But wait! The new Novation Circuit Mono Station combines the best of both in one box. Check out our hands-on video review.
Full review here:"

All analog session MONOLOGUE + MS-20 mini + Volca Beats + POLY-800 Tomorrow

Published on May 30, 2017 Arrayzable

"An all analogue session through digital recording and digital YouTube :)
I'm playing in my livingroom assisted by my wife on the Poly-800.
I composed this track shortly after getting the Monologue. My wife added some extra bits on the Poly-800.

I might have to revisit this track, to make a more polished version. I didn't use any sequencer this time, except for the Beats, So there are some hick-ups in the performance :D

Used in this track:
Korg Monologue
Korg MS-20 mini
Korg Poly 800 (through Zoom MS-70CDR)
Korg Volca Beats

Recording: Zoom R16

Trackname: Tomorrow"

Muskrat MSG Expansion Chips For Eurorack

Published on May 30, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"This week, we tested the MSG expansion chips for the Moffenzeef Muskrat, which dramatically alter the drum voice and it's functions, adding FM, AM, PM, Granular and an additional wavetable mode!"

Digitakt Pattern

Published on May 30, 2017 therudyrude

STS Serge Mayhem M-Class Module

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This is a Hartland, WI M-Class Mayhem panel in great condition but has one tiny nick on the lower right of the faceplate right below the 'n' in Wisconsin. This listing is for the module only, it will require a Serge-compatible 4U boat to mount it in and power supply to power it.


TORAIZ AS-1 Preset sample sounds

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Synth Tutorials

Published on May 30, 2017 Abstrakt Instruments

Avalon Synth Tutorial 1 - Normal Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 2 - TB-303 Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 3 - Record Mode [Pattern Write]
Avalon Synth Tutorial 4 - Realtime Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 5 - MIDI Play Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 6 - Pattern Modifiers
Avalon Synth Tutorial 7 - Arpeggiator
Avalon Synth Tutorial 8 - Configuration Mode
Avalon Synth Tutorial 9 - Accents, VCA & Filter Envelope

Modular Synth - Self Generating Melodic Drone Sequence

Published on May 30, 2017 isvisible / isinvisible

"Not much to see in this vid, but I think the patch sounds quite nice.

It's all being controlled by the Doepfer A-143-4 Quad VCLFO in LFO mode.
It's gates (square waves) and sines are triggering or shaping envelopes, filters, other lfo's, a sequencer and the Livewire 'Chaos Computer, which in turn is cv-ing the A-143-4.
So with absolutely no external influence it'll run for (think of a very, very long time because I can't do the maths) without having the same sonic outcome etc, even though it's all based on a single 8 step sequence.

Audio from 4 Doepfer A-110's and Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids and Rings."

Spikes & Springs Eurorack Jam (w/ OP-1, Error Instruments & Melu Freak) #TTNM

Published on May 30, 2017 The Tuesday Night Machines

"First tryout of the Errorinstruments Spikes Eurorack module. A pointy body-contact instrument that also generates CV. I play some OP-1 chords on top and have two drones going, one form the Benjolin and one form the Melu Freak VCO. MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Error Instruments Raw Spring PSY XL (spring synth)
- Eurorack Modular Synth (w/ Errorinstruments Spikes, Melu Instruments Freak, Klangbau Köln Rob Hordijk Benjolin, Doepfer Phase Shifter, etc.)
- Teenage Engineering OP-1
- Zoom R16 recorder"

The Beauty and the Timbre Wolf

Published on May 30, 2017 Wein Glas

"Future Retro Zillion, Behringer CC300 Chorus and Keith McMillen K-Mix are the reason for these romantic sounds coming out of the Akai Timbre Wolf.

Doesn't sound like Weinglas? Then fast forward to the final minute of the video ;)

And if you want to enjoy music and not demo sounds, start at about 1:00!"

Forever Beats Melodic Step Sequencer for iPad

Published on May 30, 2017 pantsofdeath

iTunes: Forever Beats - John Hussey

"Forever Beats is a melodic step sequencer for making new beats and hooks, jamming with new ideas and building new compositions.

Intuitively input beats and melodies with touch based gestures and jam with them live using the breaks feature.

Establish your own sound with the Forever Beats synth engine. Synthesised percussive, bass and ambient instruments are included.

Bring the sound to life with 2 LFOs assignable to every synth parameter.

Use MIDI output and MIDI clock to control your own hardware using the Forever Beats step sequencer."

Nanostudio Sessions - Lee B - Last Chance

Published on May 30, 2017 014london70

Update: vide is back.

"Just mixing down some tracks that needed finishing in Nanostudio.
Eagerly awaiting Nanostudio 2!"

iTunes: NanoStudio - Blip Interactive Ltd

Deckard's Dream Poly Aftertouch Demo, Pre-Orders & Production Update

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Roman Filippov let me know tomorrow is the last day of pre-orders, and manufacturing begins on June 1.

29 05 17 Serge Paperface '78

Published on May 29, 2017 batchas

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #36

Published on May 30, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using 2x Moog Mother-32 synths, a Make Noise​ DPO sequenced by a 3rd Mother-32, and a Moog DFAM clocked by a Make Noise Wogglebug. The tempo of the three Mother-32 sequencers and the Wogglebug randomly changes after each step, controlled by their stepped-random voltages. All notes are from the sequencers, no outside MIDI was used. Eight additional LFOs are sent through an Expert Sleepers​ ES-8 from Silent Way. Reverb is from a Strymon​ BigSky."

Native Instruments Introduces THRILL for KONTAKT 5

Published on May 30, 2017 Native Instruments

THRILL Walkthrough

Published on May 30, 2017 Native Instruments

"Native Instruments releases THRILL – a one-of-a-kind instrument for playing a wide range of cinematic, spine-chilling scores – in real time.

May 30, 2017, Berlin – Native Instruments today released THRILL, a ground-breaking new instrument that enables the introduction of terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.

THRILL is the first instrument to combine the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, house them within a simple performance-driven interface, and place them into the hands of a single player.

Using THRILL, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival’s stomach-churning bass drones in just one take.

The all-original 30 GB sound library is taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones, and more.

Central to THRILL is an X-Y control for modulating effects and morphing between sounds. This control offers composers and sound designers something completely new – the ability to design and play complex cinematic textures and builds in real time. Simple and intuitive to use, the control blends between sound sources, effects, the number of sonic layers, general intensity, and more, depending on the preset being used. This X-Y modulator lends itself to trackpad, tablet, or even smartphone control (via TouchOSC), allowing an unprecedented level of sound-to-action interaction.

THRILL also comes with the most powerful tone cluster designer ever offered in a virtual instrument. Tone clusters are a special kind of chord, containing at least three adjacent notes, and are one of the staple tools for generating fear and tension in any audience. THRILL offers 250+ diverse and editable cluster sound and voicing presets, using the many types of pitched sounds in the THRILL library, such as strings and horns. Tone clusters can also be built from scratch, with up to eight independently editable and modulatable voices.

THRILL was created in collaboration with sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, known for the acclaimed RISE & HIT and UNA CORDA, Uli now brings his proven mastery of high-quality sampling, sound reinforcement, and innovative control to THRILL.

THRILL runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is available at the NI Online Shop for €299 / $299 / £239 / ¥ 37 800 / AU$ 439"

EMS the Cricklewood Keyboard Controller for VCS3 SN 25.3

via this auction


via this auction

Note there were three physical modeling synth engines, one from Yamaha, one from Korg, and one from Technics. They were all different. The auction description mentions Yamaha, but Korg of course had the monophonic Prophecy and the polyphonic Z1.

"The super rare TECHNICS SX-WSA1R rack mount digital synthesizer. Unobtainium in rack format. A MASSIVELY POLYPHONIC synth engine that is unique in the world of sound generation and sound design; a unique sound that can only also be found in the legendary polyphonic Yamaha VP1 (of with Yamaha made three (3) for astronomical prices), and the very limited 2-voice Yamaha VL1.

The SX-WSA1R is effectively the only alternative to access the POLYPHONIC sound generating capabilities of the fabled Yamaha VP1.

The technology to POLYPHONICALLY cross a horn section with the envelope properties of a plucked string instrument. From huge swirling pads to otherworldly leads, the sound design capabilities of this instrument simply have not been duplicated. Includes very usable onboard effects, a second set of MIDI IN/OUT/THRUs, and a second set of stereo (or dual mono) outs.

The keyboard version of the SX-WSA1 is fairly rare. But the rack version is, like the Ensoniq Fizmo rack and Wersi EX-20 (rack version of Stage Performer MK I), simply unobtainium. Technics made only about 100 of them, and almost all for the UK market."


via this auction

"Released for only one year, 1998, only a few hundred were sold. A POLYPHONIC synth engine that is unique in the world of sound generation and sound design; a unique sound that can only be found here. Unique Formant + FM sound engine technology that results in staggeringly unique sounds. Nothing else sounds like the FS1R.

Plus the bonus of being able to load legacy DX1, DX5 and DX7 programs and then either play them or modify them.

The technology to POLYPHONICALLY cross "traditional" FM and other synth sounds with Formant synthesis (think human vowel sounds) to create a pad with the envelope properties of the human voice. From huge swirling pads to otherworldly leads, the sound design capabilities of this instrument simply have not been duplicated. Includes very usable onboard effects, MIDI IN/OUT/THRUs, and a second set of stereo (or dual mono) outs."

Akai AX60 Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

RK-002 Polyphony/PolyMUX on the Volca Sample

Published on May 30, 2017 Retrokits

"As of RK-002 Volca Sample firmware v47+ you can now use chromatic and polyphonic play on the volca sample!

In earlier firmwares it was already possible to set one specific channel to respond to MIDI keys and play a melody; MIDI Program Change messages 1-10 would fix a volca sample channel to chromatic play but with our new firmware this has been expanded:

Now Program Change 11-19 will reserve the amount of channels used for polyphonic (and chromatic) play.
The RK-002 will evenly divide pressed keys across the reserved channels. It's comparable to the PolyMUX implementation we did on the RK-002 Volca FM firmware

An example:
Sending Program Change 13 will reserve the 1st three Volca Sample channels for polyphony. Pressing a chord will trigger these three channels. If you set the same sample to all these channels you will have a bit of a lo-fi sample player.
Volca Sample MIDI parameter changes are sent to all reserved channels so you can change multiple channel sound properties at once (e.g. a mapped filter value on the modulation wheel will affect all polymuxed channels).

Mind you - the volca sample can normally not play samples chromatically, nor does it respond to note off-messages. The way we achieved this is a pure hack. Best playing range is about 2 octaves and sometimes sounds are a bit out of tune.

Having this said: It is again more loads of fun with the Volca Sample!

Some tips:
* Pan the channels a bit differently
* set loop points (or even map sample start on velocity)
* reverse play
* play with reverb.
* change samples across PolyMUX channels

... and... use the internal sequencer to also trigger the PolyMUXed channels. This way playing keys can tune the affected channels instantly to the correct pitch. Your volca sample sequencer can be used to program a 16 step arpeggiator like this."

3x Microbraids Demo Test

Published on May 30, 2017 karlmarxstadt

"This is a quick stoic rythmic improvistation using 3 DIY 'Microbraids' oscillator modules.

The patch is very reduced, but shows some of the possibilities of using braids for percussion, chords and ... well... more percussion :)

Units in the patch:
-Verbos Multistage as Sequencer Triggering all three Modules,
as well as sequencing CV inputs on #1 and #2
-Slight attenuation of CV via Pittsburgh Mixer,
-Audio from all 3 Braids gets mixed into a L1 Mixer and then fed into the Schippmann filter, just to soften the timbre.

Line recording audio with no additional effects.

The module on the left uses a blue OLED display, the two on the right are in white.

I have a friends who builds these. Let him know what you think, if you have any questions, let me know."

Futureretro Transient Now Shipping

Published on May 30, 2017 FutureRetroSynths

"May 30th 2017, Futureretro release the Transient drum module."

Futureretro Transient

"The Transient takes a different approach to generating drum sounds, and the results it produces are really quite unique.

More than 400 samples are the basis of sound in the Transient. These samples include sounds from classic drum machines as well as modern drum and percussion sounds from the XS and UDS (an unreleased product of ours).
The voice architecture in the Transient is unique in that it allows plain old samples to really come to life, and sound natural with variations, and response to dynamics and other control voltages.

Although designed to recreate single drum instrument voices, the Transient can sound as though entire beats or loops are being generated. More than just a sample playback module, the Transient really is a well featured drum voice synthesizer, including two sample voices, loads of AM/Ring/Sample/CV modulation possibilities, voice crossfader, mixers, dynamics and multimode filter sections, and even digital effects.

The Transient comes loaded with more than 250 Preset instruments to get users going immediately, and provides 40 User locations to store custom Instrument settings to."

Sequentix Cirklon Sequencing Roland TB303 with Devil Fish Mod

Published on May 30, 2017 Meta Function

"In this video, Meta Function demonstrate sequencing a Roland TB303 with the Devil Fish mod via the Sequentix Cirklon.

The Cirklon is arguably the most intuitive and sturdy hardware sequencer ever made. It features five ports of MIDI I/O, four virtual USB ports and via the CVIO beak out box (BOB), sixteen CV and eight gate outputs. It has an incredibly tight clock and works great as the center of any electronic music based studio.

In this video the Fish receives note pitch and gate over CV/gate via the BOB. CV out 3 is connected to Accent in the Fish, with CV out 4 connect to Slide in. Inside the P3 pattern driving the Fish, Aux A is routed to CC 1 and Aux B is routed to CC 2, which in turn are routed within the Cirklon's CVIO Config menu to drive CV out 3 and 4 respectively. Whenever Aux A/B is over a value of 64, the measure features an accent/slide. A one bar pattern is created on the fly and slides and accents are added. Pattern direction modes are manipulated then drums from an Elektron Analog Rhytm are edited via a CK track. The one bar P3 Fish pattern is doubled and edited and transpose and force to scales modes are manipulated. Note measures are ganged/unganged and note lengths are tweaked. Finally the timebase is adjusted.

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 Max For Live synthesizer, the Wave Junction in partnership with A four voice paraphonic synth with 2 multi-mode osc, three multi-mode filters, 5 LFOs, 5 Envs and a 12 slot modulation matrix.

You can buy it from Sonicstate right here for £19.95:

Note: Ableton Live 9.6.1 and Max4Live 7.2.2 required."

Sound design and some crazy powerful features of the Synthstrom Deluge

Published on May 30, 2017 loopop

"The Synthstrom Deluge goes far deeper than just a big sequencing grid - the underlying synth has a few crazy powerful features.

I put together a clip with some of the surprises found under the hood.

Things like sample and filter layering, morphing single cycle waveforms (not sure it's intended for this but it works…) and a crazy powerful mod matrix make this a standout synth machine.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll be happy to respond in the comments.

Here's a link to download the single cycle waveforms mentioned in the clip:"

Follow up to Synthstrom Deluge Review and 10 reasons why it's special.

Dreadbox NYX Analog Synthesizer Patch 3: The High-Pass Mosquito

Published on May 30, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Dreadbox NYX is a new paraphonic analog Synthesizer from Greece. It includes two oscillators, 2 filters, three modulators and a great reverb. In the third patch, I designed a kind of mosquito drone sound with the high-pass filter and the reverb. Extra modulation coming from oscillator 2 to oscillator 1 and some modulation from Modulator 2 to the Pulse width amount."

All parts here.

Elektron Digitakt - Sonic LAB Preview

Published on May 30, 2017 sonicstate

Blofeld - A040 - AE Pluckissimo - The Storyteller sound pack

Published on May 30, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Recently I revisited the Storyteller sound pack I made for Blofeld a while ago, and today, working with it on one of my tracks, I thought to share with you the sound of this beautiful synthesizer.
The pack is available on:

There is no external FX or post processing, only I boost up the gain to hear it better.


Roland R8+Frostwave Sonic Alienator

Published on May 29, 2017 TheRealADAMBABY

Fugue Machine Eurorack Dynamic Sequence

Published on May 29, 2017 chisel316

"I created a sequence in Fugue Machine and sent it out to my Eurorack. Besides the MIDI to CV, all the modules used are from the Kraftzwerg. The first playhead is controlling the pitch of a single oscillator. The other three playheads are controlling the dynamics.

Playhead 1 - Osc 1 pitch (Pittsburgh MIDI2 for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 2 - Filter cutoff (Pittsburgh MIDI2 for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 3 - Osc 1 pulse width (Microbrute for MIDI to CV)
Playhead 4 - VCA (MS-20 Mini for MIDI to CV)

Hope you enjoy it!

Peace \/

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

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