MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Final Design for the Proposed Percussa Super Wavetable Oscillator/Sampler - "Super Signal Processor"

This is a follow-up to this post. Note the two modules are now one. Be sure to see this video if you haven't already. According to Percussa, this is the final design. You can see the name of the eurorack module will be the Percussa "Super Signal Processor". The following are some additional details:

"I've decided to make this module a bit more general and provide ALL the DSP algorithms from the ENGINE on it. So this becomes much more than a 'super wavetable oscillator'. Here is a list of modules I already have:

1) wavetable osc
2) sampler
3) LFO (sine, square, saw, etc)
4) variable frequency noise
5) white noise
6) DC generator
7) envelope generator (ADSR + A/DR shape control and looping features)
8) waveshaper
9) comb filter
10) static variable filter
11) step sequencer

Obviously there will be a menu to patch modules and route signals in and out."

"Regarding granular: You can already record wav files (up to 22 minutes long) and you can load those into either the wavetable osc or sampler module. The WT osc lets you chop up the sample on the fly using an encoder, and you can then use the index encoder to scroll through the chopped up parts. You can of course change pitch (coarse/fine). In the recorder you can crop samples, normalize and reverse them.

In the sampler module you can layer 8 samples or trigger them individually, change start/length of playback, pitch (coarse/fine), using them as looping samples or one shots, etc. All this functionality we already have in the ENGINE synth and will be in this module too.

Using slices/grains in a cloud formation with density control and forward/reverse scanning is not there yet, and morphing between snapshot is also not implemented. But those can be added.

You'll be able to have lots of modules, since this is a quad core A17 and not a single core A8. So about 10 times more processing power than what the ER-301 offers, for example."

Orazio Del Core - Urban Ground(Lo-Fi Version)

Published on Jul 17, 2017 vistaandaudio

"Produced and performed by:
Orazio Del Core

gear used in the video:
Volca keys, volca bass, volca fm, volcasample, microbrute, Waldorf streichfett, Waldorf rocket, korg monotribe and korg monotribe. The Waldorf Streichfett is sequenced by the arturia keystep."

CooperMan.inC- 100% matrix, 100% brute

Published on Jul 15, 2017 CooperMan.inC Studios

"Made only with the Arturia Matrixbrute. No external effects used other than EQ's and filters for automation."


Published on Jul 17, 2017 S. B. Arweiler

"Basic Patch Notes:
Monome Arc (running Ansible's Circles) controls two axis of the Piston Honda Mk. 2 wave table selection and Size, Pos, Density, and Freeze parameters of Mutable Instruments Clouds in Spectral Processor mode. The Piston Honda Mk. 2 is being sequenced by Monome Grid running Kria."

Elektron Sidstation

via this auction

Groovesizer RED 16-step Sequencer Granular Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

"The Groovesizer RED is a DIY 16-step sequencer and granular synth.
Functions perfectly!
It sounds so fat!!
It has MIDI!"

In-Line Effects DrumFire DF-500 5 Channel Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland TR-909

via this auction

Sunday Vibes

Published on Jun 25, 2017 SAKI BOMB

"A simple Ambient patch for a Sunday afternoon"

DSI PRO 2 + KORG VOLCA BEATS ~ Will They Pair? Ep.16

Published on Jul 17, 2017 once upon a synth

"Pairing the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 with the Korg Volca Beats. I run the Volca Beats through the external audio input of the Pro 2 and proceed with processing it. I utilize the sequencer, filters, distortion, character section and delays. The Pro 2 is quite a powerful effects unit."

Lunaris Pads for Kontakt - New Demos

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Luftrum1

You might remember Lunaris Pads for Kontakt. The above are two additional demo videos. Supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, KNOBZ.NET worked on some of the presets and demos. You can find full details on Lunaris including additional audio demos at

"Lunaris Specs

✓ 250 presets by pristine sound designers
✓ NKS ready for Komplete Kontrol and Machine
✓ 200 high quality multisampled 24Bit sound sources
✓ No need for the full version of Kontakt
✓ Loads in the free Kontakt Player without limitations
✓ Flux Motion, Modulation and Effect Chain per layer
✓ Create, mix, sculpt and save your own pads
✓ 14-page PDF User Manual included
✓ Crossgrade to the full version of Kontakt and save!


Planet Waldorf ...sounds from microwave XT

Published on Jun 15, 2017 Kutay Yavuz

"Free downloads!
My Blog

Sounds of Waldorf Microwave XT. One of the most remarkable digital synthesizers of the 90's."

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 Live Performances

Published on Jul 17, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

Two playlists for some reason. Above is "Brighton Modular Meet 2017 Live", further below is "Brighton Modular Meet 2017 Performances".

2017 Brighton Modular Meet at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Brighton. Sponsored by Thonk, Makenoise, Rubadub, Ableton, AJH Synths, ALM Busy Circuits, Arturia, Erica Synths and Expert Sleepers.

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 Live Playlist:
1. Makaton live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017 [previously posted here]

2. Russell Haswell live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

3. Pye Corner Audio live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

4. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 Performances

1. Simonsound live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

"Manipulating a self generating patch (inspired by Todd Barton’s ‘Krell’ patch) on the Buchla 200e, with additional noises coming from the Cocoquantus and processing via Eventide Space effects.

Simon’s soundtrack to the radio drama, Akiha Den Den, is released on July 28th. Radio interference, snatches of intercepted broadcasts, codes, tones, signals and other haunting sounds from the wireless feature heavily alongside the soundtrack conjured up on an array of synthesisers including the Buchla 200e Electric Music Box and EMS VCS3. Occasionally the voices of Akiha Den Den's inhabitants burn through the white noise offering a glimpse of their tangled patchbay like story.

Released by Castles in Space on clear vinyl, the physical package includes an Akiha Den Den booklet (designed by Nick Taylor) and Bonus CD filled with over 70 minutes of Buchla Modular, EMS, drones, dramatics, cassette 4 track abuse and noise from the Akiha Den Den radio series.

Find out more"

2. Peter Rehberg live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

3. Rupert Lally live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

4. Marta SmiLga live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

5. Leo Electroid live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

6. VCOADSR live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

7. Distant Animals live at Brighton Modular Meet 2017

R*S Serge 4f

Published on Jul 17, 2017 verstaerker

"my first tests with the new R*S Serge System ... still waiting for the ResEq/WaveVM - more vids to come"

3am - Lacryfi

Published on Jul 16, 2017 justin3am

"Improvised noise.
First experiments with Koma Electronik's Field Kit.
Marble rhythm processed with Phonogene and Deluxe Memory Man.
Woggle Bug processed by Plague Bearer and Deluxe Memory Man.
Spring drum processed by Clouds."

Inauguration (Non measurement)

Published on Jul 16, 2017 UncertainMusicCorps

"First in what is planned to be a series of works using a very compact and self-contained modular system (known here as Tiny Dynamite v2) primarily under generative control via Wotja (by Intermorphic) on iOS.

In the spirit of the project, it seemed only right that a cut-up John Cage should act as MC.

As ever the recording is direct to camera and unedited. Headphones are recommended.

The layout of Tiny Dynamite can be seen in detail here

Information about Wotja is here"

Studio Electronics PFIVE Prophet 5 Synth Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Akai AX80

via this auction

"Akai AX80 in working condition. There is one dead key, it is marked with the blue tape in the photos. That dead key does respond to midi. There are surface scratches and cosmetic issues, but all membrane buttons, and knobs, and dials, and wheels all work fine..."

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

ARP Solina String Ensemble Electronic Music Synthesizer SN 0110288

Published on Jul 17, 2017 marcusdolby1

"Demonstration Video for the ARP Solina String Ensemble. This is the more sought after version that was used on loads of hit records from the 70s and on. ABBA, Pink Floyd, The Bee Gees, Genesis, The Cure, The Cars, Kansas, Joy Division, Styx, Steely Dan, Massive Attack, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, YES, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, The Who and many more all used this synth."

via this auction

Modular Live Patch #04 (Modular Pop, Repatch)

Modular Live Patch #04 (Modular Pop, Repatch) from BendingBus on Vimeo.

"A sizzling 'repatch' of last month's patch. Uses a MacBeth MK-1 Oscillator 'B' into a Moog Clusterflux stereo chorus for the main arpeggio at 0:07, then another MacBeth osc for the glide-lead at 0:23 (with some stereo spring reverb and a Moog delay). Messed around with the MOTM-730 to trigger the lead, and at 1:54 switched the whole piece to double time. Also some bandpass filter tweaking of white noise throughout, using a MacBeth Filter 'B'. Drums are CR-78 sounds.

Enjoy, full-res audio downloadable here:"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Vintage Synthesizer (TAUNTEK MOD)

Published on Jul 17, 2017 NIGHT SKY SOUND

"This is a custom Prophet 5 analog synthesizer which has been fully-restored, calibrated and has had the Tauntek Mod added. It also features 100 CUSTOM patches by synthesizer guru, Steve Donato. This video shows some of the sound design included with this vintage synth."

See this new post for details on this Prophet-5.

Beautiful Day

Published on Jul 17, 2017 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"A live improvisation using a step sequencer, a resonator, a keyboard and a few oscillators. Played live, no over-dubbing."

Sonic LAB: The Big Elektron Digitakt Video

Published on Jul 17, 2017 sonicstate

"Cenk from Elektron came to give us a full look at the new Digitakt - the new sampling drum machine from Elektron
We cover the good and the bad, as ever expertly operated by Cenk (aka Dataline)

.Check our Awesome MAX4Live Synth:"

Mutamix Step Sequencing Walkthrough

Published on Jul 17, 2017 intellijel

"In this video we explore how Mutamix can be used as a step sequencer while the back panel jumper is set to +5V.

Be sure to check out this overview of Mutamix for more detailed information:" [posted here]

DreamsOfWires - Korg Arp Odyssey ' arm's length'

Published on Jul 17, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"A rough and simplified version of something I've been working on for the next 'album', performed live, and on this occasion with Patterning (iPad) providing percussion - I really like this app, yet despite owning it for a year I hadn't got around to using it in a recording. It's deliberately low in the mix, which probably won't translate well with YouTube audio compression and without headphones.
Reverb form Virsyn's AudioReverb, recorded in AUM.
Footage is of various beaches visited on two separate days at different ends of the country - Norfolk and Northumberland (UK)."

Eurorack & Vinyl a nice pair

Published on Jul 17, 2017 FunkyjunkItaly

"Intellijel Atlantis bass line meets a vinyl beat"

RA Sessions: Octo Octa - Improv / Adrift / Fleeting Moments of Freedom (Wooo) | Resident Advisor

Published on Jul 17, 2017 Resident Advisor

"The acclaimed house artist blasts through some of her current live repertoire.

Visit the RA feature page:

Director - Patrick Nation
Producer - Michael Delle Donne
Editor - Sophie Misrahi
Camera - Patrick Nation, Sophie Misrahi, Patrick Elmore
Sound Engineer - Daniel Dominguez

Thanks to Good Room"

Valve-head Man approves Elektron Digitakt ;)

Published on Jul 17, 2017 Nicholas Lem

"Valve-head Man approves Elektron Digitakt. Small improvising.)"

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Jul 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Minitaur synthesiser synced together.
Clock and sequence from an Electron Octatrack, with a Kenton Thru-5. The Big Sky has been placed on an aux send."

Arturia Minibrute & Boss DF2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion

Published on Jul 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Minibrute synthesiser through the DF2.

No further processing except normalisation."

A Nostalgic Phase

Published on Jul 17, 2017 voltlife

"I just got myself a Minilogue, which is the first analogue polyphonic keyboard I've had in a long time, so of course the first thing I did was run it through Kaminiec for liquid phasey sweeps that took me right back to my JMJ-idolising childhood. Add a chugging bassline through plenty of delay, some low-fi analogue percussion and some random squelches, and the 70s electronic nostalgia-fest is complete.

It's not all retro analogue styles, though. The Minilogue chords (shamelessly stolen from you-know-who) go through Kamieniec into Clouds, which I use to pitch shift and freeze the output. Clouds is modulated by an Erica Octasource and occasionally trigger by bursts from Drezno, while Demora and Erbe Verb add echoes and space to the bassline and percussion. There are a few missteps with chords and mixing, but it's fun to play!"

Karn Evil 9 - *live* end sequence on Moog Modular...

Published on Jul 17, 2017 noddyspuncture

"This is the "live" version of the KE9 3rd Impression end sequence... I've patched the ribbon controller to alter the speed of the sequencer and can also transpose the line using the keyboard."

Serge Triple Filter

Published on Jul 17, 2017 theianboddy

"Patch using all 3 flavours of Serge filter namely the Variable Slope VCF, Variable Bandwidth VCF & Variable Q VCF (2 of the latter). Using 4 x VCO's tuned to a 4 part chord which are being cross faded in 2 pairs these are then sent through the 3 different Serge filters which are being modulated via the DUSG & DTG. Starting with slow sweeps things eventually get crazy when the modulation speeds are taken into audio rates. Effects from Serge Wilson & Moogerfooger Analog Delays."

Jam with Elastic Drums & Korg nanoKontrol

Published on Jul 16, 2017 Oliver Greschke

"Servando is showcasing how he uses Elastic Drums together with a Korg Nano Kontrol 2 Midi Controller. You can do this with the current version of Elastic Drums already, but the upcoming Update will make Midi Learning to do such setups much more easy also. In his setup he basically connected the midi controller to some instrument parameters and to some master effects of the Jam page.
Servando is not only one of the best Elastic Drums preset creator he is also doing crazy music tools himself, check out his stuff (links below).

Elastic Drums:

Servando Website:
Servando Youtube: Soundcloud:"

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