MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Volca kick を買ったのでとりあえず4つ打ちしてみた!

Published on Jun 7, 2017 SHINGA Instant techno

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Roland TB-03 as well.

Roland Juno 106 Demo Mix 37

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Roland Juno 106 Demo Mix 37
An Ambient demo mix with the Roland Juno 106 and other synthesizers.
Visit: for all my music and social media connections.

'Lush Sleep' from the album 'Liquid Ambient'"

Cold Like Bone (feat. Sheena Lea)

A new release from supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Alex Nicosia. The Vermona Mono Lancet and Prophet 08 were used extensively on this track.

"call out it's name
her black heart will bleed for longer
gasp your last breath
open dead eyes
he left the needle inside
a grave blade
under pill haze
this world is cold as bone

a bag of rocks a bash to the face
a trusted void is my soft space
I'd take a lip I'd take your eye we all die
forty night bathed in decay den
suicides come bed ridden
it rotted thru it rotted fine
we all die

it's crime not fresh
his beating a bore tighten that rope some more
a grave blade
under pill haze
this world is cold as bone
released June 7, 2017
Music composed, mixed, and mastered by Alex Nicosia
Vocals and lyrics by Sheena Lea"

VSL Modular Jam 20170604

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Vintage SynthLab

"Vintage Synth Lab, AWM-3, Eurorack, 16hp modular wave-folding mixer with wave-shaping compression feature, and matrix-mix outputs. Improvised jam, 4 June 2017"

Mono Station + Modular + Circuit = Jam

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"Fun jam with All 3 of these!
Used OSC1 to sequence the eurorack modular synth, then OSC2 to play the lead on Mono Station.
All drums from Circuit OG, Lead/Bass from Mono Station, Bassline from eurorack."


Published on Jun 7, 2017 Ariel Raguet

"All parameters controled by CC in real time with Pure Data random generator."

R*S Serge Test Fifteen

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Todd Barton

"more explorations with minimal modules"

R*S Serge Tests


Published on Jun 7, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"Alien communication soundscape, using the Mother 32 , Morphagene, Rings, Telharmonic, 4ms Dual Delay, Erbe Verbe, and various modulations."

"Mimetic Tuesday" — Eurorack Modular Jam

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Mattias Häggström Gerdt

"Just got the final modules for the performance rack! Turns out TINRS Tuesday and Noise Engineering's Mimetic Sequent are like the best of friends.

I recorded three variations from Tuesday into Mimetic's three slots and multed them to two synth voices. That means easily being able to switch between parts. Also added some Mimetic random to make it dissonant, and then overwrote with a fresh recording from Tuesday. Worked like a charm!

Also finally have two Basimilus Iteritas Alter, so one kan do kick duties and one can do whatever I feel like!

• TINRS Tuesday
• Noise Engineering Mimetic Sequent
• Malekko Varigate 8+

Synth Voices
• Intellijel Atlantis + Erica Synths Pico DSP
• Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas + Intellijel Polaris + Intellijel Quadra + Intellijel Digitank
• Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter + Alright Devices Chronoblob

• Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
• TipTop ONE
• Qu-Bit Chance (white noise out) + Make Noise Function + Mutable Instruments Veils

• Qu-Bit Chance
• XAOC Devices Batumi"

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator Timbre Circuit

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"A quick patch focusing on the Timbre of the Double Helix Oscillator."

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno 106 Analog Programable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-X SN 800614

via this auction

"100% original. Mint condition. 1 key has a very very minor chip (see pics)"

Moog Taurus II Bass Synthesizer w/ Pedals SN 1458

via this auction

"The entire unit has recently been gone over and and it works great. The wood trim pieces have been refinished so they look as good as new.

Included with this:
- Original owner's manual (along with 5 copied programming sheets I copied from the manual)
- Module-to-pedal cord
- 2 power adapters
- Chrome mic stand bar
- 3 program template overlays
- Soft case for the module.

The Taurus II is a 1.5 octave pedal synthesizer with detachable electronics, full modulation, performance controls and total interface capability. Moog produced these for only two years (1981-1983) It’s a bass pedal synthesizer with essentially the same synth engine as the Rogue. It has saw tooth or square waveforms, which go low and their bass sounds are great.

The synthesizer features controls for modulation, oscillation, contour, filter, mixer and master volume. Controls for pitch, mod, tune and glide are on the far left side. There are several internal trimpots with access on the back of the unit. See photos for input/output jacks.

The floor controller includes a total of 18 pedals and input for the main synthesizer unit on the back."

Roland SH-101

via this auction

Pantala Labs CCV2 - Color Control Voltage 2 - First video

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

A new DIY turntable CV controller from Gibran Curtiss aka Pantala Labs. You might remember the test video posted earlier. This new video replaces it with more details including the following:

P.S.  Curious what it would be like to use Optigan disks on this.  Use the printed Optigan waveforms as CV control.

"This is the new version of CCV - Color Control Voltage.
CCV2 is a DIY Arduino Mega based instrument, 100% synth compatible to convert colors into voltage/music.

-full turntable arm and 12" platter;
-note quantizer for all 3 channels on chromatic scale;
-octave quantity control;
-octave/semitone shift control;
-clock divider control;
-euclidean rhythm generator control;
-internal clock / optical indexed clock / external clock options;
-3x 5V / 1VO = 5 octaves buffered CV outs using 12 bit DACs;
-4x buffered clock outs;
-motor speed control;
-arm step interval control;
-internal clock interval control.

Codes and schematics:

Thank you"

Collected Buchla Tutorials by Todd Barton

You should all be familiar with Todd Barton's Buchla videos featured here on MATRIXSYNTH.
Todd wrote in to let us know he created a new site for them. You can find it here.

"I'm pleased to announce that I’ve been working hard to collect some of my favorite original Buchla tutorials into a single site for easy access and enjoyment! In the link below there are over 12 hours of courses, tips, tricks and overviews.

I'll be adding more content as the weeks and months roll on."

Lady Starlight - Against The Clock

Published on Jun 7, 2017 FACTmagazine

"Techno in 10 minutes from one of Berlin's rising stars.

Lady Starlight's journey has been anything but ordinary. Formerly a tour DJ for Lady Gaga, Starlight found herself meeting UK techno veteran Surgeon after a show in his hometown of Birmingham and the pair have been collaborating ever since, regularly appearing at clubs and festivals across Europe.

Last month, she released her debut solo EP on respected techno label Stroboscopic Artefacts. Spanning four tracks of relentless 4/4, it got us eager to see what kind of music the producer could make with just 10 minutes in the studio and her formidable collection of gear."

JunkieXL "What's the First Director Meeting Like?" | #AskMeAnything

Published on Jun 7, 2017 junkiexlofficial

Remember, all posts on MATRIXSYNTH are about the synths. Think of this one as what the synths in the room are listening to. :) Enjoy it with them. I did. JunkieXL is pretty cool. That said, look at that wall! That studio! You can watch JunkieXL go over it in detail here.

Avalon Synth - In the Mix 1: Live Setup

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Abstrakt Instruments

"All sounds 2x avalon synth, 1x SEM fIlter cart, 1x TR-606, 1x grainy reverb.
TR-606 processed and shaped through avalon w/ SEM filter.

all sound and images © b.castro"

Twin Peaks // Laura Palmer's Theme - Angelo Badalamenti [Dark Ambient Synth Cover]

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Ace Waters

"You would have thought that I would have covered something from Twin Peaks by now. we go. This whole OST is really really good, and this song is such a deeply haunting piece that I just had to cover it. I hope you enjoy it!"

4ms joins ever-expanding Softube Modular platform

"LINKÖPING, SWEDEN: high-end plug-in specialist Softube is proud to announce that highly respected synth module-maker 4ms has joined the ever-expanding Modular platform — the virtual Eurorack system released last year to rave reviews — to become a licensed brand alongside Doepfer and Intellijel, as of June 7...

One of the most striking Eurorack modules made by 4ms is the Spectral Multiband Resonator; having joined Softube’s successful Modular platform, it is fitting that the first product is also available to Modular owners today: 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR). In short, 4ms SMR can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, act as a vocoder, remix tracks, harmonize, output spectral data, quantize other oscillators to scales, and much more besides. It is deep, versatile, and endlessly expands what it is possible to achieve with Modular. Moreover, the 4ms SMR plug-in is light on the host computer’s CPU and comes complete with 75 expertly produced presets.

Simultaneously, Softube is releasing Modular-adapted versions of its award-winning TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R reverbs. These use the same algorithms and have the same feature set as their standard plug-in counterparts, meaning Modular users now have an easier way to add the world’s finest plug-in reverbs to their synth patches. But it extends far beyond that. The Volume and Wet/Dry parameters are CV controllable, making for new and creative uses — setting an envelope filter to control the Wet/Dry level, for instance. In addition, patching the reverb output to any other module opens up a whole world of creative possibilities, such as shimmering pitch-shifted reverbs, filtered spaces, and crazy feedback mayhem. 27 new presets are available to get going.

Get this, though. The license for TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R for Modular is one and the same as for the standard versions of the plug-ins, so owners of both Modular and either of the reverbs — including all subscribers and owners of the Volume 1 bundle — can simply download the update and get to work without making any additional purchases. Conversely, buying TSAR-1 or TSAR-1R with the intention of using them with Modular makes them available as traditional reverb plug- ins... one license, many uses!

4ms SMR is an add-on to Softube’s Modular, and can only be used from within the Modular platform. It is available now at an introductory price of $39. After June 30, 2017, the module will be priced at $49.

More in-depth information, including a must-see 4ms SMR video, is available here:

Both TSAR... plug-ins are presently part of Softube’s ongoing Summer Sale, so TSAR-1 is now available for $199 (down from $269) while TSAR-1R — which is feature limited, but uses exactly the same reverb algorithm as its bigger sibling brother — is $49 (down from $99). Prices return to normal after June 30, 2017.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated TSAR-1 product page — predominantly focusing on the standard plug-in version — here:"

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part.2: Sequential Modulation Source

Published on Jun 7, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Using the Korg SQ-1 sequencer CV and Gate outputs to modulate 0-Coast parameters other than pitch."

All parts here.

Moog Etherwave Theremin Synth SN 11282

via this auction

"Superb condition moog. In lovely hardwood case. With stand included.

Fully working."

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter REV 3 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 470696

via this auction

"Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter vintage analog rack mount synthesizer. This one is a rare REV 3 model with CEM chips. The unit appears to be fully functional, all the buttons and switches and keys working fine with no noticeable noise on the sliders and knobs. Writing and Editing program sounds is fine too. This one has brand new internal battery installed with original factory presets loaded in."


via this auction

"Arp pro dgx , fully restored , all tantalum capacitors replaced , power supply upgraded , key bushings replaced , TOUCH sensor fully working"

Quantum DJ+VJ, Vestax MDX

Published on Jun 7, 2017 mCKENIC

"Fun with the Quantum DJ, Quantum VJ (from and a Vestax MDX delay pedal. Don't know if shorting the Quantum DJ pins like this is a good idea long-term... :-)"

synSpace: Drone Runners - Synth Meets Video Game

Published on Jun 6, 2017 Dan Samuel

Thought this was kind of interesting. It's a synth in a game for Android. The first and sixth video cover the synth.

The following is the description for the first video, synSpace: Drone Runners - Synthesizer Filter Test:

"Once again I didn't notice the camera thought I was in portrait mode, and once again google appears to have magically fixed it, but if it is odd for you, then it is my fault, not Google's

This is a capture of the current state of the Filter and the overall set up of the Synthesizer (that is built into the synSpace game, to facilitate making musical instruments and sound effects for your star map compositions) Or just something to waste time with.

Metaphorically, I am pretending the row of attenuators is my 'eurorack' and each knob is one slot of the rack, and that knob does whatever the most important thing the module in that slot does.

Tap an attenuator to open its module's detail window, which has more buttons, unique to that module. Tap a Contour Generator 'tab' above for details on a contour. So lots more little windows of information...

Unlike a eurorack, however, the connections between modules are a hardwired pipeline, I wave my hands and say that someday my script api will let you rewire the pipeline under scripted control. Then I push the responsibility (and the UI) to you, the starmap developer!

OK, the pipeline is roughly keyBoard Note freq and impact starts all the contour generators at the same time and the FM module adjusts the 'key freq'

the key freq then drives up to 9 oscillators, though recent changes make the individual oscillators more powerful so 9 is overkill which means I can dump some for more modules in the future.

The oscillators have a waveform (sine, triangle, square, saw and -saw), a distortion, and a half step offset option so an individual oscillator can be tuned to 'key freq plus a fifth' for an appealing extra voice in every note.

Oscillators are mixed with their individual attenuators and that output goes into the Filter. The filter can be configured in many ways and its output goes to the AM module and then to the reverb and final AGC and output.

The oscilloscope can be aimed at any number of 'special interesting values' because I store those values in an easily indexed array. My thought is that is half a cross switch to allow a 'virtual cabling' where the cable starts at the input of some module, and then connects to one of these special outputs. which are the outputs of all the modules (plus some). Should be pretty flexible. But that part is vaporware. Today it's the fixed pipeline"

Analogue Solutions Vostok "Orbitar"

Published on Nov 4, 2014 Luc Debeck

"I'm the proud owner of an Analog solutions Vostok v2, a modular matrixsynth. I connected different pathces and used the sequencer ( 8steps) of the modular. Oscillator 1,2 and 3 connected to the filter. Osc 1 used with 3 different waveshapes Osc 2 clocked with to the step sequencer and LFO 1. Osc 3 connected to LFO 2. Noise connected to High pass filter. VCA cv connectesd to Envelope 1. I also synhcronized the Vostok with a 16 step sequencer in Ableton Live. The sound is not a great quality due to the video taken with self phone"

Exploring the Buchla

Published on May 9, 2017 Luc Debeck

"First attempt exploring my Buchla system. The only effect used was a Boss RV-6 reverb pedal, not other effects were used.

The Buchla consists of VCO 258, quad gate 110, Lpf 192, Wavewiper, CV processor 156, VC Delay, Mixer, Attenuator, Waveformer, Timbre 178.

Built by Plus Minus Audio synthesis"

DIY Modular Synthesizer by DutchBigEd

Published on May 30, 2017 DutchBigEd

Arduino controlled Midi interface for my modulair synthesizer
Arduino controlled Midi interface for my modulair synthesizer
Arduino controlled VCA, Sample & Hold, Random Module
Arduino controlled Opl3 YMF262 module for my diy synth
Trigger Module doing Euclidean Rhythms
Euclidean Trigger Sequencer using Arduino
Triple PT2399 Reverb
my synth so far... 19 aug 2016
PT2399, delay controlled by Arduino and AD5144
my synth so far
Its a start... Drumsequencer
Sequencer for homebrew synthesizer
Homebrew synthesizer using multiple arduino and dds
On the RUN, multiple arduino diy synthesizer
Sequencer Using Tempo Setting
Sequencer Audiomode
Sequencer Intern Clock
Sequencer Audiomode 2
clock devider / sequencer
weird sounds with PT2399 board
My first drone (?)

Elektron Digitakt / nord drum 2 : Fast sampling with threshold setting

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Masaki Takada

"Sampling can be started in response to the input level by setting the appropriate threshold on the RECORDER page.
In the case of sampling sounds with strong attack, I felt that good results could be obtained by setting the threshold value to 10 to 15."

XILS Lab - PolyM: Films n' Friends

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Adam Borseti

"Just another demo of the fabulous, upcoming XILS Lab PolyM; a superbly authentic and meticulous emulation of the Polymoog Synthesizer! Of course, you can't even say "Polymoog" without mentioning Gary Numan, so I thought I'd make two demo tracks to demonstrate the PolyM's Gary Numan presets (which I programmed). They will be included with the released product!

DISCLAIMER: Obviously, the backing tracks have some Minimoog in them which I emulated using the end-all-be-all Minimoog soft-synth, "The Legend".


See the XILS Lab label below for more.

Modular Synth - WMD PDO & Synchrodyne - A Little Ditty I'm Working On

Published on Jun 7, 2017 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working on a little ditty with the WMD Phase Displacement Oscillator (PDO) and Synchrodyne.
The PDO is being routed direct from it's filter (Quad AFF) mix output into a rackmount ARP Omni Ensemble unit for stringish sounds.
The Synchrodyne (3 of it's outputs mixed together) is being routed through a ZVEX Instant Lo-Fi Junky and then out via an Intellijel Springray for organish sounds.

Bassdrum and snare from the Folktek Matter is being routed through a Mungo d0 which is being cv'd to create a bassline.

I think I'll be adding a few more bits and pieces to it, but thought it sounded quite nice for a simple patch."

Moog Sub Phatty & Behringer VD400 Vintage Delay

Published on Jun 7, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through a VD400. The VD400 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Poison-202 trance arp from scratch

Published on Jun 7, 2017 chisel316

"Tonight I gave the modular a rest and played around with the amazing Poison-202 synth app. I tried to make a trance arp from scratch and then jammed for a bit with it.

Hope you enjoy it!

Peace \/

iTunes: Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer - Dmitrij Pavlov

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