MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer (1982) "Twenty Sounds"

Published on Jun 15, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982
The PPG Wave 2.2 is the direct successor of the Wave 2 but with 2 oscillators. Only 500 Wave 2.2 were manufactured.

The sound character is different to the later Waldorf Microwave synths and different to the Wave 2.3.

- 8 Voices
- 2 to 16 Oscillators per voice
- 30 Wavetables with 64 waves per table
- analog 24 dB/oct lowpass SSM 2044 VCF
- Curtis CEM 3360 VCAs
- micro processor (6809)
- 8Bit DACs

Used by: Trevor Horn (Propaganda, Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones), Ultravox, Depeche Mode, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Tears For Fears, Thomas Dolby, The Fixx, Thompson Twins, Tangerine Dream, Gary Numan and much more"

FORMATIONS by Christopher Ireland & John Benton

Formations from The Pool Collective on Vimeo.

The piece above features visuals by Christopher Ireland and audio by John Benton. In the video below John goes over the process of creating the score, including some synth spotting.

via The Pool Collective (Pool)

"Inspired by exploring minimal, contemporary gallery installations, I was curious to see how human shapes could permeate flat surfaces in the simplest ways possible. The resulting shapes created the emergence of something from nothing – a philosophical idea in science that fascinates me. Hence the title formation.

The work was created in response to The POOL COLLECTIVE group show called The Naked and the Nude. Piecing together the sequences of shapes then became a dual exercise in choreography and editing, drawing on my background as a Director and a trained classical dancer, and was done with close collaboration with John Benton who would interpret the vision and respond to it musically."

John Benton on Formations from The Pool Collective on Vimeo.

Techno - June 15, 2017

Published on Jun 15, 2017 SynthMania

"AKAI XR20, Arturia MicroBrute, Digitech Polara, Kilpatrick Audio Phenol"

ReBirth for iPad

Published on Jun 15, 2017 peff .com

"Because this day, June 15, 2017 marks the official end of Propellerhead ReBirth RB-338, I'm revisiting an old RBS song file."

This one made me a bit sad. I just checked iTunes and it is indeed gone. Hope all got your copy in time. :(

That said, this is a great send off. Thank you peff!

K-Devices Introduces Shaper for iOS

Published on Jun 15, 2017 kdevices

iTunes: Shaper : smart audio destroyer - K-Devices

"Shaper is now available at just €3.49/$2.99 (instead of €6.99/$5.99). The offer is valid until June 24th.

Shaper is a multi-fx processor that allows you to redefine or totally destroy any kind of source.

Shaper is perfect in any iOS music workflow:
- as stand alone app to process your outboard equipment
- as inter-app audio in Aubiobus or other compatible daw apps as AUM, Modstep, GarageBand, and so on
- moreover, Shaper is also an awesome Audio Unit Extension!!

Lightfinger's Future Frontiers Patch Collection for Novation Circuit

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Lightfinger
Update: video republished with new description:

"Here are a few tasty jams showcasing some patches from my new Future Frontiers Patch Collection for Novation Circuit. The collection contains 46 new patches suitable for many musical styles.

The patches are available for purchase at

Purchase now and receive my Future Retro Sample Set Collection as a free bonus! I am using my Planet X Sample Set in this video.

These jams were recorded directly to a Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP and have no additional processing."

Novation Circuit Tips by Enrique Martinez

Published on Nov 30, 2016 Enrique Martinez

Novation Circuit Tip//002 - Quick Synth Audition
Novation Circuit Tip//001 - The Duplicate button
Novation Circuit Tip//003 - Live Performance tip
Novation Circuit Tip//004 - Layering with other synths
Novation Circuit Tip//005 - Chord bank / designer
Novation Circuit Tip//006 - One Finger Chord Recording

Chords and Melody With The WMD Arpitecht and Triad

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this patch, we are using the Arpitecht and Triad as the main pitch controller for four different oscillators, (Make Noise DPO and Sputnik Dual Oscillator), with the main output of the Arpitecht controlling the bass voice, with the three outputs from Triad controlling the "chordal" content. The rhythms are being generated by a 4MS Rotating Clock Divider with random CV patched into the Rotate input, which are triggering four envelopes from the Sputnik Quad Function Generator. The modal content of each four oscillators can be easily adjusted by changing the Scale knob, and the Triad is being modulated to adjust the inversions of the triads. All oscillators are then mixed and panned in the Verbos Scan and Pan and sent through the Eos Reverb from Audio Damage, and finally mixed again in the WMD Performance Mixer.

Arpitecht, from WMD, is a voltage controlled arpeggio generator and quantizer. It is designed to help bring diatonic tuning in to the Eurorack realm, for aid in musical applications of modular synthesizers.

Melodies created by the Arpitecht can span 8 octaves and follow (or imply) chord changes. Acid basslines can be instantly performed. Even generative sequences can be produced with constant evolving patterns. With the companion module, Triad, it can also generate polyphonic chords.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Happy Knobbing 2017, Modular Synthesizer Meeting, Germany

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Moogulator

Fischbach, Germany - 2017 - Synthesizer Meeting - roundtrip (just gear stuff to check out here) - (c) Moogulator / & - added Music & Noises: Moogulator"

Linndrum Classic Drum Machine Quick Demo

Published on Jun 15, 2017 gstormelectro

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

This Linndrum w/ JL Cooper MIDI is currently for sale on Reverb. In this video I do a quick run through of the sounds on this Linndrum. First a quick overview, then single drum sounds, then some fun drum pattern programming. Give the Linndrum some love and click the like button :)"

Guardian Suite - ft. Alright Devices T-Wrex & Chronoblob | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Lightbath

"Guardians of Space and Time. An exploration of Alright Devices T-Wrex (Decimator & Bit Crusher) and Chronoblob (Digital Delay)

All hardware performance/improvisation recorded straight to 2-track.

Brief patch notes:


1. STO (x2) + Tides → Optomix (x2) → Belgrad → Chronoblob (delay filtered by Sisters). Played by René through Shifty, shaped by Just Friends, which is modulated by Flame C3. Belgrad shaped by Planar.
2. Rings → T-Wrex → DiOD → Clouds → Morphagene. Played by O_C Quantermain through Boss Bow Tie, parameters manually adjusted with Voltage Block.

ALM Pamela's New Workout is the master clock source. OTO BIM & BAM applied liberally to both voices via mixer sends."

Up Quark

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"Quantum audio fluctuations are generated by the 0-Coast, in collaboration with the SQ-1. The modded Monotron sends voltage signals to the frequency modulation processor. For extra weirdness, the audio is finally run through the all-powerful Monotron Delay before the thoroughly altered signals are sent out to the air-wave generator."


"June 15, 2017 - Audio IC startup Sound Semiconductor (SSI) today announced immediate availability of the SSI2144 FatKeys(tm) Voltage Controlled Filter, an improved reissue of the legacy SSM2044. The device is produced in a space-saving Shrink Small Outline Package (SSOP), and available in Tube (100 piece) or Tape and Reel (4000 piece) containers.

SSI is accepting orders direct, with a minimum order of a full container (Tube or Tape and Reel). Pricing of the SSI2144 is $2.25 at 100-pieces. Samples are available at no charge to qualified OEMs.

In order to better serve Hobby and DIY users, SSI has several Authorized Resellers in place and more expected soon. In addition to single or small quantity chip sales, Authorized Resellers may offer SSOP to DIP adapters for both SSI2144 and SSM2044 footprints, and ultimately development kits for easy prototyping of Sound Semiconductor products.

"We're really happy to get our first product into production," stated Dan Parks, President of Sound Semiconductor. "and development of our second product is moving along rapidly."

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians who are audio and electronic music enthusiats with the goal of developing affordable, high-performance integrated circuits for the electronic music and professional audio markets. For more information, please visit"

Moogfest DFAM Demo by spaceprodigi

"Here's a demo of the Moog Music Inc. Moogfest DFAM! It has some sick bass!"

New Analogue Solutions Hyde Modulating Filter Desktop Unit

Some pics via John Walker on The MATRIXSYNTH Lounge

You can see it at 7:25 in the Fusebox video here. It's part of a line-up of new "synth blocks". A mono synth with Curtis filters is in the works.

And some details via liquid sky berlin via Analogue Sulutions:

"Mr Hyde is the first in a new series of ‘synthBlocks’.

These are small table top effects processor, and later synthesisers and sequencers. Designed by renowned UK synth designers Analogue Solutions who have over 24 years in the industry. Mr Hyde is an analogue filter effects box use for subtle to extreme filtering and modulation effects.

SynthBlocks are used to process any sound that you feed into it from your DAW, Mixer or some musical instrument (with prior pre-amplification where necessary).

To give your plug-ins some real analogue hardware life. Mr Hyde has 1/4” input and output jacks on the rear, so it can be connector straight to a mixer or DAW audio interface without the need for adaptors. On the top panel are mini jack sockets to patch with a semi-modular synth, such as AS’s very own Fusebox, or to Eurorack and other modular systems.

Mr Hyde can change the sound in subtle ways, such as nice sweeping filtering, right up to mangled FM mayhem!

Designed, engineered, and hand built in England.

Further synthBlocks are already in development including
Dr. Strangelove, who will be with us soon!
Spec - Multimode 12db analogue filter, featuring Low pass, High pass, Band pass, and Notch filters. Resonance with Boost feature to make it self oscillator. LFO with Triangle and Square wave signals. Range switch, to bring the modulation speed into audio frequencies. 1/4” and mini jack sockets for audio / CV input and output. Small compact desktop site format. Will fit into your palm!

Of Course: Exceptional build quality - Analogue Solutions style!

Moog Minimoog Voyager OS Old School

via this auction

Custom White NOVATION K STATION Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

White Moog Minimoog Voyager Performer Edition

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Dub Delay with Erbe-Verb

Published on Jun 15, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Because of its unusually extreme decoupling of PreDelay time from Room size and Decay time, the Erbe-Verb can be patched using feedback to make repeating echoes like a delay effect, but with unique flavor and modulation options."

TTSH // 002 - Broken Dreams

Published on Jun 15, 2017 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 097-
TTSH 002-

A patch with the TTSH sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep. The TTSH is using the RingMod as a 4th voice in this patch."

Epic soundscaping with Spitfire's BT Phobos on the Seaboard

Published on Jun 15, 2017 ROLI

"Seaboard RISE and Seaboard Block are shaping up to be the perfect multidimensional controllers for Spitfire's BT Phobos. The synth’s rich textures can be bent, warped, and layered with the simplest movements. Check out Heen’s performance on two Seaboard Blocks."

And one from sonicstate. I'm guessing it was taken at Synthesea.

ROLI Seaboard Block - First Look

Published on Jun 15, 2017 sonicstate

digitakt- beat made from one easy rider sample

Published on Jun 15, 2017 ljs8888

"killing time making beats from one sample until v 1.03 arrives :)"

Digitakts on eBay

Kick.S / X1185

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Strymon BigSky
xOxbOx xOx-heart
Strymon TimeLine

Digitakts on eBay


Published on Jun 15, 2017 SHINGA Instant techno

趣味で息抜きにシンセサイザーで遊んでるSHINです!安く、手軽に、楽しんでテクノ!それがINSTANT TECHNOです。


"Promoted MC - 808 I was a favorite to the main machine again!
★ ★ Twitter → https: // 19761
★ ★ BLOG → http: // 40 /
★ ★ soundcloud → https: //
SHIN is playing with a synthesizer to relax in a hobby! Cheap, easy, easy to enjoy techno! That is INSTANT TECHNO.
If you are interested in beginners or beginners who I am going to have, subscribe to our channel by all means! I'm also waiting for comments! "

MFB Tanzbar & Effector 13 Torn's Peaker

Published on Jun 15, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Tanzbar drum machine through the Torn's Peaker. The Torn's Peaker has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except for normalisation."

Moog Jungle.

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Resonant Anvil

"Moog Sub 37. 16-step sequence on Octave -1 range. No presets. Full resonance."

Organically alien.

DM2 - 1.5 introducing Full MIDI Learn implementation

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Audionomy Apps

iTunes: DM2 - The Drum Machine - Pascal Douillard

"DM2 - 1.5 introducing Full MIDI Learn implementation

** NEW **
+ MIDI LEARN : more than 130 assignable MIDI parameters, with a "MIDI LEARN" mode (on the Song Page) for easy and fast Midi connections.
+ MIDI LEARN: one MIDI parameter can control multiple DM2 parameters.
+ MIDI LEARN : to clear a Midi-Learned DM2 parameter double-tap it in the Midi Learn page
+ AUDIOBUS 3 Compatible
+ IAA : reviewed & improved IAA sync with AUM, CUBASIS and GARAGEBAND.
+ DRUMS : a sound can now been saved and loaded separately as a USER sound. Tap "SOUNDS" on the DRUMS page, and open the LOAD popup.
+ DRUMS : simplified and unified SOUNDS popup

+ MIDI : added midi channel description text
+ METRONOME : metronome volume is adjusted to the mixer Main volume
+ DRUMS : when playing, all steps (including empty) do now flash

** FIXES **
+ DRUM KITS+SONGS : fixed some loading issues
+ DRUM KITS : when modifying a loaded kit, the current kit gets the name of the song
+ MIDI : fixed bug when playing more than 2 sounds at the same time from a remote midi source
+ IAA : fixed bug when connecting and playing in the background DM2 in AUM | AUDIOBUS
+ MIDI : fixed bug when playing more than 2 sounds at the same time from a remote midi source"

Polaxis Emy LPC1

Published on Jun 15, 2017

"Cette vidéo traite de Emy LPC1"

See the Polaxis label below for more.

Clockwerk Push 2 Performance

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Ableton

"German producer Clockwerk uses all 64 of Push’s pads to construct a dynamic, multi-part beat track in just one take.

Download the free Live Set that Clockwerk uses in the video:"

Squarp Instruments Pyramid (no talking)

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Bonedo

"Squarp Instruments Pyramid Techno Session by Broombeck.
The Pyramid MIDI/CV sequencer is connected to a Eurorack Modular System and Ableton Live. X/Y pad controls effects."

Makenoise 0-coast with Fugue Machine

Published on Jun 15, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"Todays #soundsketch was with the multi-playhead iOS app Fugue Machine, sending the same midi melody to the awesome 0-coast monosynth.
0:38 Interesting how the the west coast elements of this monosynth responds to being sent multiple versions of the same melody.
1:45 fave bit with arp and bass bits."

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

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