MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

VoiceEncoder's Elektronika EM 26 Vocoder/Strings

Published on Aug 4, 2017

VoiceEncoder!!! :)

"A poorly done (since I'm NOT a keyboard player) demonstration of my Elektronika EM-26 Vocoder/Strings from Ukraine (although bought on eBay from the US, the ONLY time I've EVER seen it being sold/auction on eBay in the US and NOT Ukraine, Russian Federation or elsewhere).

First-up: Strings (with me just hitting the keys at random).
Second-up: VOCODER!!! Playing its vocoder sound for you."

Quasimidi The Raven 61 Key Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Note, the pics are similar to this post in 2015, but different.


via this auction

Moog The Source 341A Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 1154

via this auction

"vintage early-'80s Moog The Source analog synthesizer. This example, serial number 4154, is in good original condition with the original owner's manual. It does display moderate wear, and one piece of wood detailing, adhered under the keys, is no longer attached nor included. The underside of one key is chipped. It works perfectly, sounds great..."

Roland SE-02 analog synthesizer Quick Unboxing and first impressions, mono synth with effects

Expanding Sound
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"greetings all! I lucked out and seemed to pick this up a little before the preorder tag is off most websites. This video was basically my first 20 minutes or so with the Roland SE-02, from taking it out of the box to trying it out a bit. All I did was set up a Zoom Q8 camera and took the audio from the synth right into the Q8's analog inputs. I ran a few tests-
Fiddled with some sound generation-
Tried a few of the presets-
Tested the delay section, trying to get it to feed back-
Used the synths first preset sequence, while manipulating the sound-
Created a quick sound I was happy with-

All in all, save a few little nitpicks I had, this synth sounds awesome for the price and Its definitely worth checking out. Subscribe and stay tuned for more!
Thanks for watching."

Build a Eurorack 1U Tile Case

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"A quick run through on building the 1U Tile Case from Syinsi.

The skiff case kit includes lasercut panels and a power regulation/distribution PCB to create a standalone modular synthesizer out of 1U Tiles.

Complete details here:

Can be purchased here:

Also available pre-built for rapid wiggling."

Korg - Volca Keys - Midiverse - TV

Midiverse - TV
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out the Korg Volca Keys. Let's have a look..."

Leipzig-S Analogue Solutions with Earthquaker Devices -Space Spiral

Dziam Bass
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Leipzig-S with Earthquaker Devices -Space Spiral"

Kraft Music Giveaway!

Hi everyone, Kraft Music, a banner sponsor of MATRIXSYNTH, is having a synth sale giveaway this month. You can enter here. The following are the details:

"No purchase necessary to enter. Entries will be accepted from August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. By subscribing to the Kraft Music newsletter using this form you will automatically be entered in the drawing. Must be 18 years old or older and a United States citizen to qualify. Employees of Kraft Music LTD are not eligible to win. This sweepstakes is for one (1) of Prize of a Roland Aira TR-8, Analogue Solutions Mr. Hyde, Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106, Future Retro Transient, or Malekko Heavy Industry Sync as described above, that will be drawn at random on September 6, 2017. The winners will be notified by phone. If Kraft Music cannot confirm contact with the winner within 10 business days, Kraft Music can choose another winner. The Roland Aira TR-8 has a retail value of $499.99, the Analogue Solutions Mr. Hyde has a retail value of $299.00, the Studio Electronics Tonestar 8160 has a retail value of $269.00, the Future Retro Transient has a retail value of $199.00, and the Malekko Heavy Industry Sync has a retail value of $150.00. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. If prize is no longer available, Kraft Music can substitute another prize with equal retail value. Odds of winning are dependent on number of eligible entrants. Drawing is subject to applicable law within the United States. Kraft Music should be held harmless. Drawing winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and fees and other expenses associated with receipt and/or use that are not expressly included in the description. The winner may be issued a 1099 tax form for the approximate retail value of the prize. Failure to take or complete any portion of the prize does not relieve the winner of his/her tax obligations associated with winning."


Published on Aug 4, 2017

"STUDIO ELECTRONICS CODE 4 playing all the melody tracks. Main track (the that is tweaked in the video) is sequenced by ARTURIA BEATSTEP PRO. The sound of this sequence has its charming character from the FM modulation of the OBERHEIM style 12 dB LoPass filter which is somewhere between fretless bass and a tenor brass instrument!
All tracks are un-EQ-ed and I was using some onboard FX for the ELEKTRON ANALOG FOUR drum sounds. But for the SE CODE 4 tracks I was not using any FX at all!!!"

Rephazer - Equipment (Live Trance Jam with Digitakt & Virus TI2)

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Testing out my latest studio additions with a quick trance jam..
The Elektron Digitakt is doing the beat and midi sequencing the Access Virus TI2 desktop synthesizer and what better way to check out the Virus in a genre it is well known for, right?

Had lots of freezes with the Digitakt while making this (firmware 1.04) so I hope Elektron will quickly fix the midi side of things.. Other than that it's a great machine to do quick jams with which I enjoy a lot!"

Percussa Super Signal Processor (SSP) Now on Kickstarter

Percussa's Super Signal Processor (SSP) eurorack module is now on Kickstarter here. If you haven't been following progress on the module, be sure to see the Percussa label for previous posts including demos with the prototype. The label does bring up everything featuring Percussa in reverse chronological order, so just scroll down to find them.

The following is the official press release:

"(August 4th, 2017, Los Angeles, CA) Today at 8am los angeles time our kickstarter project, the Percussa Super Signal Processor (SSP) Eurorack module, is going live.

It's the result of interaction with the eurorack community since we launced the Percussa Engine and Synthor System 8 at the Winter NAMM 2017 show in Anaheim, CA.

The SSP is very similar to the Percussa Engine, the synthesis platform we showed at the NAMM show, but comes with additional input and output connectors, featuring eurorack-compatible voltages, and will fit in a 60HP wide space in a eurorack system.

Among features of the SSP that are important to note, are a quad core ARM Cortex A17 processor @ 1.8GHz, one of the fastest ARM processors available, offering over 20,000 DMIPS of computing power (typical eurorack modules use cortex M4 or M7 processors which stay under 500 DMIPS), and high end ADC and DAC chips by AKM, supporting sample rates up to 192kHz and 32-bit resolution.

The SSP will feature 8 outputs and 16 inputs, and will support running multiple software DSP modules in parallel on multiple cores. The SSP comes with the same features of the Percussa Engine, featuring its rule-based patching system, preset storage and recall, and DSP modules such as:

Wavetable Oscillator with true 3D morphing (XYZ) and cloud features
Sampler with Layering features
LFO with multiple waveforms (sine, saw, square, triangle)
Variable Frequency Noise
DC generator
Enveloped Generator with Exponential A and DR
Comb Filter
State Variable Filter
Step Sequencer
Important to note is that the Percussa SSP will support loading your own software DSP modules, which can be programmed in the C++ language. The SSP comes with the same wide-screen IPS display of 1600x480 pixels as the Percussa Engine and will feature an optimized user interface and workflow for eurorack users. The buttons and encoders will be located around the display for increased usability.

In terms of connectivity, the SSP will offer USB host and device ports for connecting a laptop for direct digital audio recording, or a USB MIDI class device for controlling the SSP. Storage wise the SSP will run of a microSD card, and a 16GB professional grade card is included in the main kickstarter pledges for the product. The SSP comes with 2GB of internal RAM which is especially useful for loading large WAV files.

One of the interesting features of the SSP is that it offers the same sampling features as the Percussa Engine, allowing you to record audio direct to SD card as WAV files, and then immediately use those WAV files as wavetables for the wavetable oscillator and sampler modules, without having to load them into software on a computer first. Everything can be done directly on the eurorack module.

In terms of pledges, the kickstarter offers normal production units, special pledges for early birds, customization options and special low serial number editions, as well as an interesting Godfather and Godmother pledge (only one of each), wich allows you to donate 5 Percussa SSP modules to 5 schools of your choice, giving students access to this powerful eurorack module.

More information about the Percussa SSP can be found here"

In the Studio with Herbie Hancock & Quincy Jones (SHRED)

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"This is the SHRED version of the original, SHRED mean recreate with false music keys , notes, in sync of course, so funny!!!"

Anyone make out the first synth? Second is obviously a Fairlight.

Update: WillBlouin in the comments called it. It's a Rhodes Chroma. I did a quick search for Hancock and Chroma on the site and found the original video here.

Euclidean Circles Trigger Sequencer Eurorack Drum Pattern

Perfect Circuit Audio
Published on Aug 4, 2017

Update: video is back.

"For this patch, we used the Euclidean Circles module as the main trigger brain for a handful of percussive sounds. The Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Akemie's Taiko, and Braids are the main drum sounds, with the Sapel - Rampage making a noisy hihat, and Maths a weird laser drum sound. The final mix is then fed into the Chronoblob for some synchronized delay, and then into the Springray for some reverb. The whole patch is being clocked by a QCD, with a trigger being sent to the Euclidean Circles module, the Sync input on the Chronoblob, and the Clock input on the Voltage Block. The sequences from the voltage block are used to modulate various aspects of the drums, i.e. the decay of the rampage, the timbres of the Basimilus and Akemie's."

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio.

Virsyn Releases Bark Filter - Critical Band Analyser/Filter/Compressor

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Bark Filter - Critical Band Analyser/Compressor/Filter for iPad/iPhone

• Multi band dynamic range compressor with up to 27 bands
• Variable number of compressor bands (1..27)
• Threshold/Ratio Attack/Release and Makeup Gain
• Linear phase precision filters for maximal transparency
• Real time pre/post processing calibrated spectrum analyser
• AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
• Inter-app audio compatible effect.
• Audiobus 3 compatible with state saving.
• Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
• Audio recorder

Available in the App Store:"

"### Introductory offer for a limited time ###
### requires iPhone5s / iPad mini 2 / iPad Air or better ###

"Scandinavian Rain" — Waldorf Kb37 noodling

Mattias Häggström Gerdt
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"A duophonic patch with my Waldorf Kb37.

Main voices:
Intellijel Atlantis
Loquelic Iteritas + XAOC Kamieniec
Mutable Instrument Rings

Mixed with Mannequins Cold Mac, fed into Audio Damage Aeverb mk2, modulated with Noise Engineering Sinc Iter and ALM Pip Slope."

E.T. Calls Home

Rafael Carrasquillo
Published on Aug 4, 2017

Smokey Quartz - Polygamist Quad #1

Smokey Quartz
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"A full-on Polygamist Quad is an explosion of noise, love, flow, energy, blockages to be built and released, and hot sticky passion. In this video I improvise with myself across the boundaries of time, using a Ekdahl Polygamist for some foursome noisey synthy fun. Also, I’m trying out Landscape FM’s AllFlesh patching/pressure pad things for the first time."

ARP ODYSSEY 2800 MK1 White-face SN 28887 w/ Mono & CMS Mods

via this auction

ARP ODYSSEYs are stuck in duophonic mode where if you play more than one note at a time, the oscillators will play two separate notes (one oscillator per note). The mono mod forces the Odyssey to not do that, so you are sure to have both oscillators always assigned to one note. This is useful when playing legato. See this post regarding the CMS mods.

"Superb example of an original white-face Arp Odyssey in excellent working order. Serviced and calibrated by a top synth tech; these old synths require a great deal of specialist TLC to get them up to scratch. This one plays very well and sounds stunning.

Now reissued by Korg, this is a chance to buy an iconic original in excellent order. Effectively a hard-wired compact version of the monster Arp 2800, the Odyssey is revered for its signature sweeps, leads and bass sounds - like an albino time machine, it transports you back to the golden age of analogue synthesis.

Condition is excellent with only a few scratches and scuffs to the case, most of which are on the back of the unit. See detailed photos for more information.

NOTE: This one's had a very cool modification - you can switch between the (original) duophonic mode, to monophonic, plus it has CV and Gate inputs which are tested and working.

It has had an extensive service with new bushings installed, key contacts and sliders/switches cleaned. The synth has been re-calibrated and is sounding superb."

Yamaha CS80 in Beautiful Original Condition

via this auction

"Stunning original condition. Great tuning last time fired her up. Demo fully welcome b4 purchase. In Person Pick Up Only."

E-MU XL-7 Command Station Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland-SH-2 Analog Synthesizer SN 003380

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg MS50 Synthesizer in Excellent Condition

via this auction

"Overall, the synth is in excellent working condition. The front panel is very clean with only small blemishes. The top and rear panels have some minor marking and blemishes. The sides are also clean with only minor marks.

All knobs, buttons and sockets are present, original and function correctly.

The unit was tested today and the synth is working as it should be: 100% functional and the tuning is solid."

ROLAND SH-101 + MAXON AD-900 ANALOG DELAY ~ Will They Pair? Ep.20

once upon a synth
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Pairing the classic Roland SH-101 synthesizer with a Maxon AD-900 analog delay pedal. The SH-101 is a vintage analog monophonic synthesizer made by Roland in the 80s. In this video I just improvise some melodies with different patches and settings."



"In December 2010 Tiptop Audio released Happy Ending Kit that made affordable all in one (power module, rails, rack ears and PSU) entry into eurorack a reality. Those of us who lived way outside the eurorack supply center like Berlin ordering a case was very expensive. I already had a Modular World case, but anything else was not an option and by the time I wanted to expand MW went out of business. So for me HEK was a blessing. Later on I bought two extra uZeus power modules as I wanted to try and build my own case but installing bus boards and sourcing power supplies wasn't something I wanted to do. So again uZeus and Z Rails were an easy and a very affordable solution. As it turned out I didn't need the third uZeus as one was enough to power my 6U DIY case. At some point I had the possibility to get the big second hand Doepfer Monster case from SchneidersLaden that a friend brought on a plane (100 euros overweight). At that point I sold my HEK, rails and the two uZeuses.

Roland Boutique - 60 Second Session / with Dreadbox NYX and VolcaFM (Riamiwo StudioVlog 48)

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Here's a Roland Boutique 60 Second Sessions... with a little support of the Dreadbox NYX, the Korg VolcaFM and the Arturia BeatstepPro :)
Hope you like the little story of how I build the jam-setup ;)

Roland Boutique Tr-09
Roland Boutique Tb-03
Roland Boutique Jp-08
Dreadbox NYX
Korg VolcaFM
Arturia MicroBrute

Get my latest release Sonar Resonanz EP:

SynthScaper - One shot sample demo

Igor Vasiliev
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"How to make rich sound from the one shot guitar sample (new option in SynthScaper 1.1). More:"

iTunes: SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer - iMusicAlbum

FM Synthesis on patchblocks with Behringer BCR 2000

dænkrø_ ElectriXity_
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"This patch is a 4-operator 2-algorithm monosynth for patchblocks midi-controlled by Behringer BCR 2000 using CC.

You can download this patch for free on

02:57 Skip Intro and explanations to go directly to sound demo
06:24 Skip to go directly to music"

Future Retro Transient Quick & Dirty Jam

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"All sounds are being generated by the two Transients, and in some cases further processed by the Echophon, Morphagene, or Clouds.

I recently put together this smaller eurorack system for a couple Transients, and included quite a few of the newer modules to see how they all get along. The Malekko Voltage Block and Varigate8+ are an excellent match for triggering and sending CV's to the Transients. The MakeNoise Echophon and Morphagene provide some cool granular effects, delays, and pitch shifting, and the Clouds is used to add some reverb and ambience at times. Very happy with this setup, and I've only began to scratch the surface of possibilities."

Future Retro Transient Tutorial Sonic DNA

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"In this video we take a look at the preset called Sonic DNA, and play with using one voice's sample to ring modulate the other voice's sample."

All parts here.

Touché Factory Presets : Hoovers - "Avalon"

Expressive E
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"In this series of videos, we explore some of the presets that comes with every Touché.

Touché ships with Lié, its companion software. Lié is a host of plug-ins and comes with tailor-made sounds and configurations for a selection of synthesisers, as well as tools to make your own hardware and software presets.

All of Lié’s factory presets were made in partnership with UVI Falcon, and are ready to be played within UVI Workstation, included in Lié’s package."

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes: NOISE Soundpack

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Watch the interview with Grimes and read the full story here:

Download the sounds in the NOISE Soundpack store now:

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes captures her signature sound in the sense that it is eclectically synthy, impossible to pin down, weirdly compelling, and defiantly future-facing."

SoundsDivine's 'Directors Cut' - U-he Diva

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Preview of the presets from the 'Director's Cut' soundset for U-he's Diva synthesizer."

100 NEW MINILOGUE PATCHES 🔥 + Synthesizer Sound Design Tips & Tricks

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"🔥 You can buy the patches here:
☕ Or you can become a Patron over on
It means you support my work monthly. The 10 euro tier gives access to all upcoming commercial material but any help is much appreciated...

☔Sometime people ask why I have to charge for patches. As of this year I am doing Youtube (music, tutorials, live streams etc) about 50% of my time. Therefor it is important for me to at the very least cover the expenses of music gear and camera equipment."

PPG Infinite

Published on Aug 4, 2017

MFB Tanzmaus, Korg Monologue & EHX Big Muff (Russian)

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine and a Monologue synthesiser synced together (Monologue MIDI Out to Tanzmaus MIDI In).
The Big Muff has been placed on an aux send."


How to play Joy Division Decades , with Vodka

Published on Aug 4, 2017

"I did take this down , but had requests to re upload"

Hopefully this one will stick. You can find some other videos from Chris-Cook previously posted here. Unfortunately quite a few have been removed. People don't remove your videos! Someone out there will enjoy them and they are bits of synth history people in the future will appreciate.

Double Moog Two Note Per Step 64-Step Sequence.

Resonant Anvil
Published on Aug 4, 2017

"Duo mode on both Moogs. Second Sub 37 joins in, via MIDI. One take. No overdubbing. No presets. Manual changes to filter and octave settings."

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