MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SynthScaper Scenes Demo

Just realized the video in this previous post was not working. It should be good now. BTW, if you ever notice a video not working, or any other problem with a post, let us know by either leaving a comment in the post, or by sending email to

100817 - Generative Modular Ambient

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"An ode my new Modular Addict stackables"

Oberheim Matrix-12 Pure Noise Chaos Demo #8

Published on Aug 10, 2017

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

I replaced the memory backup battery today. Before restoring my patches, I took a little tour of the corrupted/random patch data. Behold the glorious analog synthesizer dark noise madness. I'm talking full-on freakout mode. Take note of the corrupted patch names - reminds me of some weird alien dialect. In case you're wondering there is nothing wrong with my synth, it's working better than ever before. Recorded direct to Tascam DR-5, only normalization applied to some quiet parts."

Multiple Filter Modes for Roland GR-300

Expedition Electronics
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Second in the series of Gr-300 mods and it's a long one! This mod provides 15 different filter modes in a similar manner as the Oberheim Xpander. I ramble on through the list of modes first without playing the synth. Actual synth output audio starts at about 5:30. Skip ahead if you want to get right to it! The synth output is panned mostly left and commentary mostly right if you want to try to balance it (or want to mute commentary)

Just near the end I mention a 3 bit DAC, but I should have said 3 bit ADC."

I believe this is a follow-up to this previous post.

Quasimidi Sirius EDM Workstation Synthesizer Vocoder

via this auction

Korg Volca Custom Wood Synth Enclosure w/ Midi Keyboard

via this auction

via the seller: "The keyboard guts are an Alesis Q25. I am including the Q25 power supply. Volca's are not included, only for display purposes. There is a 2 position rotary switch installed so you can switch the keyboard between two of the volcas.Also the mod wheel does not trigger anything on the Volcas."

Custom Wood 49 Key Midi Controller for 6U Synthesizer

via this auction

via the seller: "I built this for a 6 space synthesizer. This one is not yet finished. You can stain it and cut it down to size if you have a smaller synth..

The keyboard guts are an Alesis Q49. I am including the power supply. The synths are not included, only for display purposes."

Let's build a Track on the Digitakt - Part 2

Let's build a Track on the Digitakt - Part 2: Finding Drums and Creating the Bass

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"In this second Part it's about finding Drums to start with and creating the Bass for the Track."

Part 1 here.

YM3812 as a Voltage controlled Oscillator

Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC
Published on Aug 10, 2017

New Super Signal Processor Audio Demo - Picard's Dream

Just in via the updates for Percussa's Super Signal Processor:

"Hi everyone! Just recorded a new audio demo on our functional protoype of the Percussa SSP: wavetable oscillator with manual tweaking and modulations using LFO and EG, with global delay and reverb section enabled, recorded directly to SD card. Let me know if you'd like to hear specific features demo'ed!"

You can find the demo on the Percussa Kickstarter updates page here.

Evolver Classic Sounds and Sequences Vol 1

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Démo of the new bank 'Classic sounds and sequences' Vol 1
A bank containing playable sequences of the classics of the synthesizer, a must have for all the fans of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk ... As well as leads, bass, evolutionary textures, chords that can be played In minor or major according to the modulation wheel, sounds typed 8 bits, and a percussion kit. An essential bank."

DSI Evolver Keyboard accompanied by a DSI Prophet 12, Alesis Andromeda A6, and Roland D-50.

SoundsDivine's 'Greatest Hits' - U-He Diva

Published on Aug 10, 2017

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

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak

via this auction

Kawai SX-240 8-Voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

AKAI AX-60 Professional Vintage Poly Synthesizer SN 20525-21030

via this auction

"This Akai AX60 Synthesizer works perfectly and sounds excellent! There is some light cosmetic wear. Most notably, the display panel for the octave and waveform functions are sunken down slightly from the surface- these controls and lights still work fine. Other than that there are a handful of light blemishes, mostly on the back panel."

Tom Oberheim Coming to Knobcon Number Six

via Knobcon

Knobcon Number Six
September 8-10, 2017

"We are pleased to announce Tom Oberheim as guest of honour for Knobcon Number Six.

Mr Oberheim is the progenitor of the American polyphonic analogue synthesiser and designer of electronic music devices ranging from the Maestro Phase Shifter to the Oberheim DX drum machine. If you have listened to the radio in the past 40 years, it is impossible for you not to have heard sounds he had a hand in.

Tom will be speaking at the annual Knobcon Banquet as well as taking part in a live question-and-answer session hosted by Knobcon organiser Suit & Tie Guy.

Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's sixth year. Complete with live music, workshops exhibitors and vendors, Knobcon allows for a fully immersive experience. Held just outside Chicago IL at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, the entire event takes place under one roof. If you are interested in electronic-based or experimental music and the tools used to create it, Knobcon is the place for you. The diversity and passion of the Knobcon experience make it enjoyable for all experience levels.

Admission for all 3 days is $50 at the door, $40 online during the month of August.
The Knobcon Banquet featuring Tom Oberheim’s keynote address is an add on to the standard admission. $50 per person, limited seating available.

Knobcon Exhibitors (as of 8/9/2017):

SOUNDMIT Synth Event in Torino, Italy - Update


"Torino, Agosto 2017

Thanks to the success of the previous editions of TORINO SYNTH MEETING, we are collecting the memberships of many national and international exhibitors. SOUNDMIT is, with its specialization, the largest sector event in Southern Europe.

There are almost 40 brands that have joined the initiative, either directly or through Italian distributors, and many others are coming.

We know from today that some companies will present to the SOUNDMIT the major innovations in the world of musical instruments and previews, we have signed NDAs and we can not reveal anything at the moment, but we feel that the public will have a lot to see at the first Week of November.


We are pleased to announce that, thanks to a meticulous work with institutions, SOUNDMIT has been given the patronage of the following entities:

● DAMS dell’Università di Torino
● Politecnico di Torino
● DENERG Dipartimento di Energia “Galileo Ferraris” del Politecnico di Torino
● Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor vergata”
● Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor vergata” con il “Master in Ingegneria del Suono e dello Spettacolo“

A space will be dedicated to the institutions within our program, during which a discussion and dissemination debate will be held involving the various institutional actors promoting highly specialized training courses in the field of electronic music and the world of music.


Minitaur v2.2 New Features Now Available

Moog Music Inc
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"The new Minitaur v2.2 update expands this powerful analog bass synthesizer with a host of new performance elements and user requested features, including front-panel access to new LFO wave-shapes, oscillator hard-sync and much more. Minitaur's new Librarian/Editor Software makes DAW integration seamless between your synthesizer and Mac or Windows machine.

All new Minitaur's purchased from Authorized US Moog Dealers before October 10th will ship with free wood side pieces.

View Minitaur's full list of features here:

To find a Moog Dealer near you, visit:

Current Minitaur owners receive all new updates when they register their synthesizer:

For Minitaur v2.2 sound examples and the full song, visit:" [embed follows]

It's great to see manufacturers updating their current gear with new features like this.

Circuit Mono Station Now Available

via Novation

"Circuit Mono Station is now available for sale in-store and online. The next-generation sequenced monosynth builds on the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit, with a paraphonic analogue synthesiser that originates from the Bass Station II, plus three sequencer tracks that benefit from the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit.

The synth has two oscillators that can be individually controlled, three distortion modes, plus one multi-mode filter with high-pass, low-pass or band-pass. With Circuit Mono Station, the sync and tuning parameters of its two oscillators can be individually controlled. It also offers four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, square and sample + hold), a sub-oscillator, ring modulation and noise generation. Users can get the frequency band they want by applying high-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB. In addition, Circuit Mono Station introduces a powerful overdrive.

Both monophonic and paraphonic modes are available, with each oscillator individually controlled by its own sequencer. In total, there are three sequencer tracks: two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. Users can alter Gate length, switch patterns instantly, choose sync rate and mutate patterns.

A four-by-eight modulation matrix makes it possible to route from LFO with the four waveshapes, envelope, sequencer or velocity, enabling complex modulation for pitch, pulse-width, amp, filter, distortion or CV. Up to 64 patches can be loaded and saved on the device, right at the user's fingertips.

Circuit Mono Station controls separate hardware via CV, Gate and modulation outputs, and has MIDI In, Out and Thru, so other MIDI gear can be connected. Passing an audio signal through the audio input opens up a world of analogue filtration and distortion. Using the audio input with the mod sequencer, a source can be modulated, evolved and processed in entirely new ways. Via USB, Circuit Mono Station can be plugged into Mac or PC, where unlimited patches can be kept using Components.

Pricing is as follows:

US = $499.99 ex. tax

Germany = €549.99 inc. 19% VAT

UK = £479.99 inc. 20% VAT"

Dave Smith Prophet REV2, Moog Sub 37, & Novation Peak Videos by Tarek Mansur

Tarek Mansur
Published on Jul 24, 2017

Novation Peak Vs Prophet Rev2 and Sub 37
Novation Peak Dark Ambient Custom Patch
Dave Smith PROPHET REV2 VS. Moog SUB 37 Custom Patches WARNING!!! LOUD!!!
Dave Smith Prophet REV2 Custom Patch
Dave Smith Prophet REV2 Ambient

A Hordijk Minute ii

Todd Barton
Published on Aug 10, 2017

You can find all parts in Todd Barton's one minute series here.


via this auction

"This XT is one of the last models Waldorf made. Its the Rev #3 which has brighter orange color and better knobs. It has the Rev #3 board inside which can be upgraded to 30 voices! If you like the Waldorf sound you will love the XT."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #32: E-MU Morpheus - Song 3

Christian's Sonic Spaces
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Another E-MU Morpheus song ;-) It's a Z-Plane Synthesizer which has an unique filter morphing technology that can create organic spacy sounds. So it's good for ambient too ;-)"

Joao Ceser - Ornithology (Tiptop Audio Records)

Joao Ceser - Ornithology (Tiptop Audio Records) from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

"Ornithology EP is a dreaming trip lived through the birdsong of 4 different ordinary bird species, which wheel among thrilling harmonies, enchanting sounds and strong rhythmics, recalling intimate landscapes, where pleasantly getting lost.

It is a path with several aims; modern visions and reminiscences melt creating a perfect alchemy, typical of Joao Ceser's productions.

Video shot and edited by Piero Fragola.

Special thanks to the bird that was so kind to dance for us.


01 Laridae

02 Turdus Merula

03 Erithacus Rubecula

04 Picus Viridis"

DSP Synthesizer Euro Modules Now Open Source

via DSP Synthesisers:

"A number of DSP Synthesizer Euro modules has now been open sourced.

Among those the popular CZ-VCO Phase Distortion Oscillator: [embed below]

PCB's and code can be found in the 3HP Paperface blog:"

First Play: CZ-VCO & Strakal Brulu

Published on Oct 21, 2016

"First play with these two modules, also testing whether the camera still works. CZ-VCO'S EASTER EGG IN THE DESCRIPTION.


Clocked and sequenced from Ableton Live using the Arturia MicroBrute as sound source and as CV interface for the CZ-VCO.

The two voices go into the Optomix (used as dual VCA) and on into the Pittsburgh Modular MIX3, which isn't more than a buffered mult to feed the two inputs on the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP.

The Z-DSP is my end-of-chain reverb and running the Valhalla card, obvs.

Maschine and Mutable Instruments Peaks supply the drums (the latter being sequenced from the Beatstep Pro).

Oberheim Matrix 1000 w/ Faceplate Removed SN L930941

via this auction

Not the best pics, but interesting enough for a post.

ROLAND Alpha Juno 2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer JU-2 w/ Orig Case SN 651659

via this auction

ROLAND Alpha Juno 2 w/ original case, music stand, & Japanese manual.

YAMAHA TG33 Vector Synthesizer

via this auction

"We have a really nice classic vector synthesizer from Yamaha. The TG-33 is my favorite of all the siblings, SY-22, SY-35 and TG-33. It has 32 voices like the Sy-35, but it is 12-bit like the SY-22 so you get the best of both worlds. Like the Prophet VS and Wavestation, the TG-33 allows for morphing between different partials to create some very interesting movement in the sound. The TG-33 has been secret weapon on a lot of hit tracks."

Custom Ruby Red Elektron SPS-1 UW+ MKII

via this auction

"Great, near perfect condition is my ELEKTRON SPS-1 UW+ MKII for sale. Includes carry bag ECC-2 with Protective lid PL-2, Custom ruby red face plate:installed. Original box, power adaptor and original manual. Original silver face plate and side plate stands."

Sequentix Cirklon Hardware Sequencer SN 576

via this auction

"Cirklon CVIO version in like new condition. Best hardware sequencer. Includes manual, CV breakout box, power cable and latest OS."

Atari Punk Console lofi synth with LFO/vibrato, light theremin & stutter control

via this auction

Cool retro look & colors on this one. Pretty well featured compared to many others as well.

"Brilliant little lofi synth with LFO/vibrato, light theremin and stutter control. Runs on 9v battery or power supply (not included) It has been well looked after and is in excellent condition."

Vintage ROLAND TR-808 w/ MIDI

via this auction


synths colors
Published on Aug 10, 2017

Roland TR-08 @ 4Sound Fridhemsplan

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"First TR-08 in Sweden"

Roland Boutique / STUDIO ELECTRONICS SE-02 Bass Demo

official quelltll
Published on Aug 10, 2017

Atmegatron Odytron with OMF-1 analog filter

Dziam Bass
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Refreshed a bit of Atmegatron Odytron from Soulsby Synths today and added an OMF-1 Mode Machines analog filter. I think that this digital synth is going to turn into a strong sound. OMF-1 Based on the famous transistor ladder filter developed by Dr Bob Moog, add has a great character."

Machinedrum Synthesis for Digitakt

Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"When I got my first Monomachine and Machinedrum, it was the parameter locks that I was drawn to. And the way the machines only revealed musically tweakable parameters to me, the user.

Since I no longer have the Machinedrum, but am pretty drawn to those digital percussive sounds, I set out to emulate them on the Nord G2. And also integrate the patches for sequencing through the Elektron Digitakt."

Related: Roland TR 909 Emulation (on Nord G2)

5U // Hexinverter - Quad Symple Seq (Built by Re:Synthesis)

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"DiscoverNoise 105-
5U 021-

Demo of the Quad Symple Seq in 5U built for me by Ben @ Re:Synthesis."

Moog-Generated Vocalization Sequence.

Resonant Anvil
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Order of onset: MOS-LAB Model 15 picks up 64-step sequence from the lower Moog Sub 37. That Sub 37 then adds its own audio to the sequence, patched through the MF-102 Ring Modulator, giving the 'vocal' effect. The second Sub 37 then takes up the sequence through MIDI. The frequency control on the MF-102 is then slowly turned down, then up again. Reverb from Strymon Big Sky. No other inputs. One take. No presets."

dss evolution

zack dagoba
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Evolving tones on a Korg DSS1 vintage sampler. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Alfred Rademakers playing Infinite from the Seaboard.

Published on Aug 10, 2017

"Our sound designer and betatester Alfred Rademakers demonstrates the setup and performance using the VPC mode (voice per channel)."

iTunes: PPG Infinite - Wolfgang Palm

Live Studio Jam : 8/10/17, Minilogue, Microkorg, Roland Boutique, Korg Gadget

Todd Smith Music
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"This jam mixes iOS and hardware. Korg Gadget supplies the drums, backing synths and vocal sample loop. The Teenage Engineering Op1 throws in some extra samples recorded from the radio, which I trigger live. The Roland Boutique JP08 and Microkorg are both played live, JP08 is played live via Novation Impulse 49. The Korg Minilogue and Roland JU-06 are both on sequencer duty.

All hardware is sequenced via Mod Step and audio multitracked in Auria Pro. This is truely pushing iPad to its limits."

New Roland TR-08 & SH-01A jam part 2

Sound Provider
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"I had the opportunity to play with the new TR-08 & SH-01A from Roland before the release at the studio.Not a real demo or test just few arps and fun. I think it may interest geek like me."

Part 1 here.

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & Zvex Machine

Published on Aug 10, 2017

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

SynthScaper - Some scenes demo (default scenes) - v1.1 Released

Igor Vasiliev
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"SynthScaper is a synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between."

"What's New in Version 1.1
This update contains several big changes such as support of Audiobus 3 and Ableton Link. Also added new features of using one shot samples and automate pitch shifting, and very convenient option for packing scenes and its samples to single file that you can send to another device or share it with others. Of course that is not a final changes, SynthScaper continues to develop and improve."

Minilogue New Bank Teaser - Litecone AE Patch + Clouds reverb

Alba Ecstasy
Published on Aug 10, 2017

"From the upcoming #preset #bank for #Korg #Minilogue, the Litecone AE #patch.
Will be available next to the #TimeMachine bank, here:
And yes, #Reverb is from #Clouds #MutableInstruments because sometimes #Minilogue needs some nice effects."

RA Sessions: Sandunes - Ever Bridge (intro) / SSP4/Untitled / The Trust

Resident Advisor
Published on Aug 10, 2017

One of India’s leading electronic music artists performs her dazzling live set.

“There are some amazing artists coming out of India,” a woman named Dhwani told us at Magnetic Fields last year.

'There were always a lot of artists—ten years back, 20 years back—but [now] I think they’re getting a platform,' said a woman called Saloni.

It’s likely they were both referring to artists like Sanaya Ardeshir, who makes music under the name Sandunes. Ardeshir is part of a gradually swelling wave of Indian artists whose success locally is beginning to translate internationally. She produces and performs a highly engaging style of electronica that blends elements of UK club music with influences from her homeland. A track like “Crystal Pink,” which appeared on her 2016 album DOWNSTREAM, is a good introduction to her sound. Ardeshir intuitively sculpts the arrangement, building a series of subtle climaxes through soaring synth harmonies, while the drums rattle and fizz underneath.

Beyond the Sandunes project, she’s also built her profile through a series of collaborations. Ardeshir plays synths for the popular group Dualist Inquiry, and has worked with the famed Indian rock band Indus Creed. She’s also involved with Different Trains 1947, an upcoming project led by Actress that commemorates the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. They’ll perform at Liverpool’s Edge Hill railway station, the Barbican in London and the 2017 edition of Magnetic Fields.

We’d guess the thing that’s really drawn people to Sandunes is her live performances. Ardeshir has been playing piano since she was a child, and you can sense how natural she is in front of keys during this RA Session. The 15-minute set is made up of “Ever Bridge,” “SSP4/Untitled” and “The Trust,” a string of old, new and revised music.

Production credits:

Director - Stephen Dunn
Producer - Guy Clarke
Editor - Sophie Misrahi
Camera - Stephen Dunn, Sophie Misrahi, Guy Clarke
Sound Engineer - Jesal Chohan-Padia"

SYNTHBLOCKS: Analogue Solutions MR. HYDE Audio Demo #1

Published on Aug 9, 2017

Demo with Sequential Circuits Pro-One.

"Here are a few preliminary audio examples of Mr Hyde -- 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 oscillate.

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!

Exceptional build quality.

More to come!"

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