MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Vintage Synth Bass Sound on the Minimoog Model D

Published on Jun 28, 2017 SynthMania

"Minimoog vintage synth bass"

Minimoogs on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

FutureRetro Transient Assembly

Published on Jun 28, 2017 FutureRetroSynths

"Placing surface mount components on the Transients"

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin from Official ZeroTurnaround Account on Vimeo.

Great talk by Geert Bevin on the use & development of the LinnStrument. Geert also worked on the Eighenharp, for Leap Motion, and Moog.

LinnStrument on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD by Sonic Faction - 20 Modular Devices for Ableton and Max for Live

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Sonic Faction

via Sonic Faction

"Sonic Faction announces Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD a collection of 20 enigmatic modular devices for Ableton. The expansive pack has been completely redesigned in Max for Live and features all-new analog & digital oscillators, an emporium of boutique effects, mappable modulators and the Dope Step Sequencer for hands-on control via Push and Launchpad.

This monster follow up to the original Dope Matrix captures the power and flexibility of a modular synthesizer and unleashes it inside of Ableton. Mix and match devices in any order and build your own virtual racks. Layer sounds to create expressive leads and basses that come alive. Build intricate, glitchy rhythms or drone yourself into infinity. With a collection as wide-ranging as this one, the sonic possibilities are truly endless.

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD key features:
Completely redesigned analog & wavetable oscillators
All new Lithium feedback synth and Freak Mod easy-FM randomizer
Over TEN boutique audio effects designed for ultra tweakability
Custom modulator devices that map to any parameter in your rack
Step sequencer with Control Matrix for instant device navigation and tactile interaction on Push 1&2 and Launchpad Pro/Mkii

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD is available now for $69 at
Owners of the previous version of Dope Matrix can upgrade for only $29!"


Published on Jun 28, 2017 KilpatrickAudio

"Enjoy the great outdoors, but keep patching with PHENOLgo! This handy accessory will let you power your PHENOL from a USB battery bank or solar panel. Plug in some headphones and jam anywhere!"

Pitch Black and Phallen - Through is out

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Pitch Black & Phallen

Some great synth spotting in this one.

"A collaborative Process between two artist's Pitch Black and Phallen. Here you will find full performances and steady releases both alike from the Duo.To stay in the loop for whats next from the two you can subscribe and follow on Instagram for weekly updates IG- and @Phallen"

Audio Damage Releases Eos 2 for iOS

On the heels of Grind, Audio Damage has ported Eos to iOS.

via iTunes:
Eos 2 - Audio Damage, Inc.

"A long-time studio standard, now finally available for iOS! This is a direct 1:1 port of Audio Damage's Eos 2 desktop plug-in, identical in every way to the Eos you know and love. This download includes an AUv3 App Extension for use in AUv3-savvy hosts like AUM, AudioBus, GarageBand, Cubasis, and Auria Pro. Also included is a stand-alone application with Inter-App Audio.

Eos 2 consists of four high-quality custom-designed reverb algorithms, made with the modern production environment in mind. Three different plate simulators and our own Superhall algorithm give you a broad palette of reverb, and the easy-to-understand interface makes adjusting the algorithms to suit your track incredibly simple.

Want a traditional dark plate reverb? Eos 2 can do that. How about a short, dense room sound for your drum buss? Not a problem. But where Eos 2 really comes in to its own is when you drop Superhall on your piano or synthesizer tracks. The incredibly long modulated hall sounds of Eno-style ambience are where Eos 2 thrives, something that is not possible with convolution 'verbs.


> Four reverb algorithms designed for Audio Damage by ValhallaDSP, including three separate plate algorithms and our own unique SuperHall, a rich, densely modulated, extra-long hall algorithm designed for ambient and synthesizer music.

> Full control over the reverb early reflections and tail, with modulation and equalization control, to sculpt the density and tonal characteristics to your needs.

> All presets from the desktop version included, and you can even share presets among all versions of Eos 2 using the copy/paste mechanism.

> AUv3 and IAA standard.

> Note that Eos 2 is a dense, heavily modulated algorithmic reverb, and as such may be somewhat heavy on the CPU, especially on older devices. For best results, use a single instance as a send."

Waldorf Blofeld Editor for Patch Base

via Coffeeshopped

"Today brings you Patch Base 2.7, and with it an editor for the Waldorf Blofeld. The Blofeld is the #1 most-voted-for synth in Patch Base, so I'm really happy to get this out there, as I know a lot of people want it. This new editor works for both the Desktop and Keyboard editions. And for the next few days, the In-App Purchase to unlock all of the Blofeld's abilities is 25% off."

Remix Live ( app ) Jam Session 1

Published on Jun 28, 2017 0

"Using my Samsung galaxy s8 with an awesome app called remix live. playing some house vibes."

Hohner Clavinet II

via this auction

Novation Supernova (32 Voices)

via this auction

Kawai SX-240

via this auction

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Q Cards

via this auction

"Beautiful 16 voice, Waldorf Q. It's in great condition. Comes with 4 RAM cards, power cord and manual. This is a fantastic Virtual Analog synth."

Vintage 1976 ARP Odyssey MKII - Showroom Condition

via this auction

"The unit for sale is the 2813 Model MkII with the Moog "inspired" 4075 24bB Filter.

The condition is impeccable inside and out- it looks virtually new. Keys are flush, all sliders/switches/knobs/jacks etc work perfectly. I mainly used it with my modular system and it really shines in that realm.

Also included is a Patch Book manual that is very thick. Probably a good 200 pages of info."

Vintage Moog Prodigy Model 336A Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2105

via this auction

"Excellent condition, this was a one owner Moog Prodigy 336A Synth Keyboard. All keys function as they should and entire unit is very clean for its 3+ decades."

Karplus Strong Synthesis on the Rainmaker

Published on Jun 28, 2017 intellijel

"The Rainmaker is uniquely capable of generating tones using Karplus Strong Synthesis. In this video we learn how to accomplish this, along with some tips and techniques to try."

All parts here.

Minimoog Model D Discontinued

Mike Dean | Three Jewels Published on Jun 28, 2017 Moog Music Inc

Sad to see it go. There is nothing like the original Minimoog Model D except the re-issue Minimoog Model D. This marks the end of the Minimoog line, and the three oscillator Moogs for now. The Minimoog Voyager was discontinued in 2015, and the Minimoog Voyager XL in 2017. I am fortunate enough to own an original 70s Minimoog Model D and a Minimoog Voyager Signature edition. Both are beautiful synths - in sound, playability, and build quality. If you ever wanted a brand new and updated Model D, now might be the time.

via Moog Music:

"Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC.

Dean wrote and recorded the new track 'Three Jewels' on the Minimoog build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift.

To get your own Minimoog Model D before they are all gone, contact your local Moog Dealer [see the dealers on the right]

'Three Jewels' Credits:
Artist - Mike Dean
Writer - Mike Dean
Publisher - Warner Chappel / Pappa George Music BMI
Recording and tech support - Trent Thompson, Kez Khou, and Jess Jackson at the Moog Music Factory, Asheville, NC
Mixed by - Mike Dean at Dean's List House Of Hits, Studio City, CA
Minimoog Model D & DFAM - Mike Dean
Art - Louise Donegan
Art Layout - Jess Jackson"

And via the Moog Newsletter:

"The Final Countdown: Minimoog Model D Production Ending

Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track in the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. Dean arrived in the factory last Monday at noon, and wrote and recorded the new track Three Jewels on the build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift--last year Dean spent a weekend at the Moog factory, crafting Grande Faucon in 48 hours. [see the video here]

The Minimoog Model D was originally introduced in 1970 and built until 1981. Then in May 2016, we resumed building the Minimoog Model D for the first time in 35 years. Orders for the synthesizer quickly outpaced our initial estimates, leading to the addition of a night-shift to meet demand for the iconic instrument. Our parts-inventory for the Minimoog Model D project was originally expected to span multiple years of manufacturing, but is being consumed at a much higher rate than anticipated. Thus, this second historical production run of the Minimoog Model D will reach completion much earlier than intended, and this marks the final opportunity to acquire a new Minimoog Model D.

The Minimoog Model D has been a part of our daily lives here at the Moog Factory for over a year now, and is woven into the fabric of our history. As we draw closer to the end of this limited production run, we reflect on this labor of love as one of the most rewarding and joyful projects we have ever undertaken.
Thank you for sharing in this creation and joining us on this magical journey.

Contact your local authorized Moog dealer or distributor to inquire about purchasing one of the final Minimoog Model D analog synthesizers."

A Brief History of the Minimoog Part I

Published on Apr 28, 2011 Moog Music Inc

A Brief History of the Minimoog Part II

Published on Jul 19, 2016 Moog Music Inc

Q148 VCA++ Sequencer Panning

Published on Jun 28, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

All parts here.

Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78)

Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78) from BendingBus on Vimeo.

"Nerdy technical talk...

The basics of the patch use a MOTM-730 Pulse Divider to ping the modules rhythmically (the left/right tones, and the center melody which plays triplets). These pings are slaved to the rhythm sequencer's clock, which is loaded up with some CR-78 samples. I ended up using a digital sine (programmed in the sequencer) for the bass, normally I don't use digi, but it's good for a clean (no harmonics) sine.

The in-your-face filtering @ 0:10 is a MOTM-410 into a Moog Cluster Flux chorus for some stereo width, then into an API 550EQ + 2500 compressor for midrange glory. The melody @ 0:36 is a MacBeth MK-1 voice, featuring some stereo spring reverb compressed thru an LA2A for a nice warm ambiance. Around half way thru @ 2:23 I turn on a sizzly MacBeth pulse wave riff which is playing an arpeggio from the MOTM-650, compressed thru an 1176 for bite. Near the end @ 4:30 you can hear the background texture more clearly which is an arpeggio thru a Moog stereo 12-stage phaser in a bath of Harmonizer echoes.

Enjoy. You can download the full resolution studio master here..."

Novation Circuit Tip//006 - One Finger Chord Recording

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I expand on the last Circuit Tip video I did, and show you how to assign a few chords, then record the action of you playing them back onto separate patterns!"

All parts here.

EMU E4X Turbo Hollywood Gold SN 049840054

I don't think I've ever heard of the Hollywood Gold edition before. This appears to be the first post out of over 154,000 to feature one.

via this auction

"This amazing Emu sampler is essentially an E4XT with expanded RAM and a built in Hard Drive. It looks and works great. This a rare Hollywood GOLD edition. Classic EMU sound at a great price!"

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter Chords & Binary Filter: Sweeps

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Playing chords through the Binary Filter.

Patch Notes: Keyboard pitch cv to 2 saw waves, mixed with sub output. Mod tools function as an LFO to cutoff frequency cv."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter: Sweeps

"Filter Sweeps are important to learning the characteristic sounds of a filter module."

Jomox Sunsyn Polyphonic Analog Synth

via this auction

Suzuki OM27 Omnichord w/ Case

via this auction

"The OM27 was released in 1981 and became an international overnight success as a truly portable electronic musical instrument. Released in three colours, brown, ivory and red (allegedly), the Omnichord has 27 chords grouped into three rows: major, minor and seventh. The ergonomics are much improved over the Tronichord/Portachord with the 27 tactile chord buttons located centrally.

The Sonic Strings are located just to the right and turned by 90 degrees. This made for a far more comfortable playing experience. The "Instant Off" touch pad is located at the top right hand side of the strumplate which silenced the Omnichord.
The built in speaker is located on the right of the Strumplate whilst the new control panel is on the left of the chord buttons. Like the Tronichord, only one sound is provided for the Stumplate (Harp) however, a new adjustable sustain means the instrument can be played percussively or like a stringed instrument.

The 6 new styles (rhythms) with automatic bass and chords completely opened up the Omnichord and gave Suzuki the much required extra features the Tronichord lacked and a complete marketing program was put into place that has lasted to the present day"


via this auction

"Used but in good condition, and works flawlessly. No crackles or clicks on pots... and was previously customised with a cutoff frequency switch, which changes the available frequency to cutoff."

Macbeth Studio Systems M3X Synthesizer SN 1055

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"This rare synth is in fully working condition. Amazing Vintage VCO sound!
- All encoders work perfect with no value jumping.
-All Buttons And Knobs in great working condition
- Display works perfectly
- Tuning Passes Every time
- Comes With Flight Case"

Rossum Electro-Music Control Forge new screen saver

Published on Jun 28, 2017 DJ Peeb

"So we have a nice little upgrade to the firmware which brings a couple of benefits, one being a screen saver to give the screen a longer life - I thought was a nice touch.

I also thought you might like to see what amazing concept they came up with for the screensaver and I provided an appropriately epic underscoring (sorry Dave - love you).

The update is also worth it for the new tempo sync option, have a look at the download tab on the following page - it's easy to complete the update:"

3 x Korg volca fm Deep & Dark Progressive Synthwave Improv feat. HalutioN :o)=

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Druweed

"No pigeons were hurt during the filming of this video!

We teamed up again with HalutioN to record a crazy 3x KORG VOLCA FM jam. All the sounds in this jam are coming from our 3 Volcas + heavy processing via Line 6 M5 (drive), Octatrack (Compressor, Filter, Reverb, Freeze Delay) and Behringer VD400."

Follow-up to 3x VOLCA FM feat. Druweed (Late Night Jam)

A COLLECTION OF EURORACK MODULAR JAMS ~ Make Noise, TipTop Audio, Mutable Instruments, OTO Machines

Published on Jun 28, 2017 once upon a synth

"Jamming and improvising on my eurorack modular synth. There are few different jams in this one. I ran the whole thing through an OTO Machines BAM for delicious reverb. The main sound sources are the TipTop Z3000 and One. I then feed those through the 2040 and VCF-74 filters. The Z3000 is also run through the Fold Processor. The main sequencer is the Z8000 which is first quantized with the Quantizer before being fed to control the Z3000. The Make Noise Tempi is driving the Z8000 and the Z4000 envelope generator which is turn is modulating the Z2040. The Make Noise Maths also helps to modulate the Fold Processor parameters. The drums and percussion sounds are a combination of the Peaks in drum mode and the One sampler.

• TipTop Audio One
• Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74
• TipTop Audio Z8000
• Make Noise Tempi
• TipTop Audio Z4000
• Make Noise Morphagene
• Make Noise Maths
• TipTop Audio Quantizer
• TipTop Audio Z3000
• TipTop Audio Fold Processor
• TipTop Audio Z2040
• OTO Machines BAM
• Mutable Instruments Peaks
• Intellijel 7U Eurorack Case"

Casio XW-P1 synthesizer tour and review

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Gearfacts

"The Casio XW-P1 was a disappointment for me, although I can see why some musicians would love it. It's got a lot of features that would take a long time to learn. The sounds are average at best, but it's clear that with considerable effort you could make some great complex tones."

Korg DSS-1 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Korg DSS-1 synthesizer/sampler review and programming guide

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Yateveo

"Here's a pretty long review and exploration of the Korg DSS-1, the digital/analog sampler/synth mega-hybrid from 1986. This thing is a beast, both in sound and physical presence. It's over 40 pounds and so big I had trouble fitting the whole thing in one shot!

In this video, I explore some of the features of the DSS-1 and discuss its place in the history of synthesizers/samplers as well as potential uses in a modern studio. If you just want to hear some sounds, skip to 33:16."

Korg Poly-800 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Published on Sep 14, 2016 Yateveo

"Here's a long-form presentation of Korg's 1983 analog synth, the Poly-800.

In this video, I focus heavily on Korg's product decisions that led to how the Poly-800 took shape and was, over the years, assessed by the public. I discuss how to program the Poly-800, a few key features, and its various strengths and weaknesses.

Overall, it's a pretty nerdy synth talk. I hope you find it interesting.

Having annotations enabled will enhance your experience."

Korg Poly-800 Review & Tutorial
Korg Poly-800 processed through external filters
Ambient Korg Poly-800 jam through guitar pedals

Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Published on Feb 24, 2015 Yateveo

Note these are from 2015.

Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.1: Introduction
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.2: Ctrlr Editing
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.3: Oscillators
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.4: Envelopes
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.5: Filter
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.6: Modulation
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.7: Digital Delay
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.8: Aftertouch
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.9: Patch Management
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.10: DAW Integration

Synth Jam 52: DeepMind 12 Synth Pad

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"Making some patches for the DeepMind 12! A simple synth pad with two voices per note, pitch modulation and reverb."

New Error Instruments Golden Temple Eurorack Module

Published on Jun 28, 2017 paul tas

"New included a special self oscillation knob also called the atom knob"

"NEW !

Atomic knob
Self oscillation. Bangger !!! see demo


Width 6HP

Delay, Distortion, Tremolo, Microphonic \ noise voise

Our bodies are temples, these temples are moveable by the will of our mind and spirit, used to act, interact, hold facades and tell the truth about our wellbeing. Yes, sometimes it’s wise to listen to our temples, they can tell us stories about ourselves.

Can your mind control THIS temple?

It’s minimalistic lay-out tells it’s user something, but not everything. Treated with respect it echoes and reflects, but when overdone in excessive behaviour it becomes hard to balance and the side-effects start to kick in.

I hear you say what? You are enjoying the side-effects?
In the end it’s up to you which poison you take."

System Cartesian: Basic Sequencing with René

Published on Jun 28, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This video shows how to create a variable-length playable sequence with René in the System Cartesian."

'Canyons' -short piece for Bb Cornet and Modular Synths

Published on Jun 28, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"The Eurorack system plays all accomp parts except the chords which are from Diva. The Cornet is processed in Logic Pro with chorus and reverb."

MACH Rhythm Box RB-801 Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"Extremely rare MACH Rhythm Box RB-801 Vintage Analog Drum Machine from the 1970's.

The unit appears to be working fine, all the preset sounds played fine as being tested. I noticed one of the preset buttons WALTZ sometimes seem to get stuck in when pressed, but otherwise all the buttons and knobs working fine. I wasn't too sure if the LED light on BEAT is lighting up correctly, as well as the OUT jack on the rear is untested as I don't have the gear. Main Output on the front is fine."

Conn Min-O-Matic Rhythm Machine Demo

Published on Jun 28, 2017 anode8

"As the title says, a quick demo of the Conn min-o-matic rhythm vintage analog drum machine, This preset rhythm machine has some typical analog tones with just enough of that 1960's charm!"

via this auction

SN R01337

"This Conn min-o-matic rhythm has been fully tested and is in great cosmetic and functional condition."

Live Jam #92 - Techno / Upbeat - Eurorack, Korg er-1, Volca Sample, Microkorg, Plugiator, Microbrute

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Monotrail

"Sometimes you are just in the mood for a more upbeat song. Hope you like it!

Monotrail is now on Patreon! If you want to be part of my project, support future video's and receive special patron bonuses, check out:


Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Akai APC key 25, Arturia Microbrute, Korg Microkorg, Korg Volca Sample, Korg electribe er-1, Use Audio Plugiator and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb

T.I.N.T - Elektron Digitakt & Analog Heat [ LIVE JAM ]

Published on Jun 28, 2017 umonox

"Heyja. It was about time for a new Live Jam from me, right?! :-) So today i want to share this one with you - something "smoother", no Techno this time, but i dont really know the Style to be honest ;-) It's also the first time that my Patrons get access to the Sounds i created for this Jam."

- Get this Track by becoming a Patron (and supporting me at the same time) here:

- Or get this Track on Bandcamp here:

- The Cat & Fox Footage was taken from this Video here:"

Digitakts on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Moog Sub Phatty & Boss XT2 Xtortion

Published on Jun 28, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through a XT2. The XT2 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Mersenne - Melodic Percussion Synthesizer

Published on Jun 28, 2017 iceGear Instruments

iTunes: Mersenne Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

Breakfast Club // Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds [Ft. Stemson]

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Ace Waters

"I will cut to the chase, Stemson is an awesome musician who released a super dope album and you should go and buy it! If you liked what you heard, go check out his new album and support independent music!"


Published on Jun 27, 2017 Chris Otchy

"Pratyahara: a withdrawing of the senses from the outer world to focus inward, in order to attune oneself with ones true purpose. To accelerate the blossoming of the soul.

I borrowed this composition technique from Steve Reich, who has been an wonderful influence on my work over the past few months.

Listen to the full track on SoundCloud:"

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