MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Unfiltered Audio Spec Ops Spectral Processor Demos

"Demos of some of my factory presets for the imminent new Spec Ops spectral processor plugin from Unfiltered Audio and Plugin Alliance.

This plugin really is capable of a huge range of effects from subtle spectral nuances and enhancement to full on glitchy corruption."

Vox Un-humana - Prophet 08 Sound Design

Eric Mauro
Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Happiness, is a warm polysynth.

I created the Vox Un-humana patch on the Prophet 08 to sound close to Polymoog and Eminent 310U organ. The Prophet08 can split the keyboard so I added a Berlin-School 7-note sequence in the left hand."

The SynthSummitShow ep: 21 Chris Meyer ( and Sequential Circuits)

Flux302 of
Streamed live 4 hours ago

"A semi weekly show focusing on Synths, Modular, and all things gear related including interviews of some of the most interesting people in the industry and much more.
Hosted By Sound Designer and Music Technologist Ken Flux Pierce

Todays guest is Chris Meyer. Known as the inventor of Vector Synthesis, Chris has a lengthy career in the music business and from his work with Sequential Circuits to his latest endeavor"

Audulus Tutorial Livestream: Semi-Modular Synths pt. 2


"This livestream will be about the fundamentals of semi-modular synthesis. It will be a great place to learn for total beginners, but also a good resource for those who are new to Audulus or want to understand more about how it works."

Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

Part 1 here.

Maths Mangling

Todd Barton
Published on Aug 15, 2017

"A patch discovered during a Skype session. This one's for Colin..."

SE02 monotribeSound0816

ryouichi harada
Published on Aug 15, 2017

Korg Monotribe & Roland SE-02 by Studio Electronics. Let this one build up.

Prophet 12 Bi-Timbral Soft Ethereal Pad

Sacred Synthesis
Published on Aug 15, 2017

"This improvisation uses a sound somewhat similar to one I created on the Prophet '08 and liked very much for its haunting dramatic quality (

The pad consists of two layers in stereo. One layer has the oscillators set to a square waveform with a slight amount of slow pulse width modulation. The other layer consists of a number of combined pitches tuned high above the first layer and with sample and hold (random modulation) applied to the filter. Normally the use of S+H entails a bit of popping, since the wide jumps in the cut off frequency are sharp and pronounced. However, the Prophet 12 offers a fabulous Lag feature that allows you to soften and round off these jumps by making them gradual, much as portamento (glide) affects steps from one pitch to another. This is a wonderful feature, and a rare one. This second layer creates the soft bubbly bristly effect in the background that somewhat increases in volume as the piece progresses.

In addition, since each layer is sent to different mixer channels, I've taken advantage of the opportunity to process them differently: the fist layer receives a moderate amount of reverb, whereas the second layer receives a much greater amount, which further smoothens out the sample and hold effect and adds a distant dreamy quality.

DSI Prophet 12
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300 for reverb

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II


The photograph is of the Old North Bridge and Minuteman Statue in Concord, Massachusetts, site of the beginning of the American Revolution.

'By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
their flag to April's breeze unfurled.
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
and fired the shot heard 'round the world.'

- Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Rockst du den Floor mit Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother 32, Elektron Digitakt

Published on Jul 29, 2017

"Der hat Spaß gemacht :-) ich mach mal eine kleine SommerPause..
hoffe ihr mögt den kleinen Tanzbär --- :-*

This was fun :-)Now I'll take a little summer break.
Hope you like the little dance bear (like i did) :-*

.. mit #MoogSub37, #MoogMother32 (CV patched) #Digitakt, #StrymonTimeline, #KorgVolcaBass, #RolandTR8 and #Love"

Tribute to Twin Peaks - Korg MS2000, Tempest ++

Published on Aug 15, 2017

KORG DW-8000 & a Moog Sub37 comes in as well.

Evening Live Session - Elektron Octatrack - Analog Rytm - Virus Ti - by Jens Aderholz

Jens Aderholz
Published on Aug 15, 2017

Baldwin Syntha Sound w/ Original Leather Dust Cover

via this auction

"Here is a very rare and unusual 1970s analog synth made by Baldwin. It has a very strange layout and feature set not found on any other synth, including multiple octaves and waveforms available simultaneously, spring reverb, built in speakers, external input. The sound is very strange and fun and perfectly suited for retro and indie productions. This example is in excellent condition and working very well, which is more unusual than the synth itself! The controls are a bit scratchy from not being used in a while but they seem to clean up the more they are used, and certainly with contact spray; there is some background hum to the spring reverb but seems appropriate for this type of vintage unit."

Roland System 100-M Modular Analog Synthesizer w/ 181 Keyboard Controller

via this auction

"Includes 191-J five module rack, 112 VCO Module, 121 VCF Module, 130 VCA Module, 140 Envelope module and 150 S+H module. All sliders and patch-points in good working order.

Also includes 181 Keyboard new in the box. NEVER used. Separate transformer included for use with USA voltage."

SNs 051695, 951351, 830710, 920951, 061754, 890844.

Storm 3003 & ReD - Frost [Elektron, Korg, Arturia, Novation, Akai & Access Live Set]

Published on Aug 15, 2017

Live performance by Simone Ciacci a.k.a. 'Storm 3003' and Gabriele Marini a.k.a. 'ReD'
Select HD for a better experience!

Equipment in this song:

Simone Ciacci a.k.a. "Storm 3003":
- Elektron Analog Rytm
- Elektron Analog Four
- Access Virus TI
- Novation MiniNova
- Korg KaossPad 3
- Korg Minilogue
- Arturia Beatstep Pro
- Roland JV2080 (+ Beatstep)
- Waldorf Microwave XT (+ Beatstep)
- Korg Volca FM, Keys, Beats, Sample and Bass

Gabriele Marini a.k.a. "ReD":
- Elektron Analog Keys
- Akai Miniak

Techno digitakt heat

wouter van dam
Published on Aug 15, 2017

"just another recording,

Samples from:
Cranes (lillies 'where am I')
Wimme Saari (joik)
Leonard Cohen (choir)"

Distorted (ELEKTRON Analog Rytm Roland AIRA TR-8 MX-1 Cyclone TT-303 KORG Monologue & Minilogue)

Calle Nilsson
Published on Aug 15, 2017

Monade - Csei -

Monade Ach
Published on Mar 3, 2012

"What you see is the source of the track, the audio final was remastered with Live."

Audio Damage Releases Pumphouse for iOS

Audio Damage Pumphouse Overview

Audio Damage, Inc.
Published on Aug 15, 2017

iTunes: Pumphouse - Audio Damage, Inc.

"What do you do when you need the sidechain pumping effect in an iOS DAW that doesn't have sidechaining? Pumphouse to the rescue!

Pumphouse is a simple and excellent compressor (taken straight from our RoughRider 2 codebase) coupled with a step sequencer driving an envelope generator. In this manner, you can sidechain-compress your pads or bassline against a 1-measure pattern, no other inputs required.

With an easy-to-understand interface, Pumphouse is a quick method for getting That Sound.

Pumphouse requires transport information to work. Please note that some iOS AUv3 hosts do not have a transport. (At this time, Auria Pro that we're aware of.) There is an Inter-App Audio version supplied, but it also requires transport info.

We have tested and approve the AUv3 with AudioBus 3, Cubasis, GarageBand, AUM, ModStep, Zmors Modular, and Beatmaker 3."

SoundsDivine's 'Future Sound Waves' - Waldorf Largo

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Preview of the presets from the 'Future Sound Waves' soundset for Waldorf's Largo synthesizer."

ARP 2600

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"One of the most iconic synthesizers ever built! The ARP 2600 from the early 70s! This track is using sounds from the ARP 2600 only. Composed and produced by"

GRP A4 sequence

Klang Zaun
Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Testing a sequence for an upcoming track. Seems I need some more performance skills to hit the measures while switching. ;-)"

ROLAND TR-09 Boutique (tr 909)

via this auction

This one is in via rosynth, a supporting member of MATRIXSYNTH. Remember, all supporting members can submit their synth auction listings for posts.

Vintage Casio VL-Tone VL-1 Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Carry Case and Manual

via this auction

Vintage ROLAND SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

ROLAND Jupiter 4 Vintage Synthesizer w/ Music Stand

via this auction

ROLAND TB-303 in Great Condition w/ CV GATE Input SN 131000

via this auction

Nord Modular Synth SN 99091196

via this auction


via this auction

Akai AX-80 SN 00720-64035

via this auction

"Akai AX-80 in really excellent condition, and working perfectly. All buttons are very responsive, screen is working flawlessly. This is the glossy wooden side version, which is apparently the older one. You can see from the pictures what kind of shape this is in - only minor nicks around the sides and a few scuffs. The data knob and other parts look brand new! I'm pretty sure I was the second owner and the last owner clearly had it in storage for years. Still has the inspection sticker on it! Definitely one of the coolest looking synthesizers with the fluorescent bar graphs!"

Mixed Frac Rack Format Modular System w/ Rare Modules

via this auction

Digitakt + Analog Heat Jam - for song production

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"When I'm producing songs, early on I often program a few rhythmical patterns on any of my Elektron boxes, trying to capture the essential feel of the song and record an improvised little jam for later editing. Here's one such jam. In this case I'm using the Digitakt and the Analog Heat.
Support my work monthly on Patreon:
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Dub Techno Jam with Elektron Analog Four & ALM Pamela's New Workout

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"This is an extended jam taken from a patch demoing the ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's NEW Workout and it's Pexp-1 Expander. I figured I might as well have a little jam with the Analog Four / A4 from Elektron as it's here on loan from a friend. Watch out for the full overview video coming soon with the killer (honestly it's ace!) Pamela's NEW Workout."

5U Modular Synthesizer Sound Design

Dave Olson
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Sci Fi sound design on a 5U modular synthesizer."

Tempi x Rings ∆ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Salvatore Córdova
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"An ambient meditation using the Make Noise Tempi to shift through timing configurations. A trick I like to use is to mix two of the outputs on Tempi to create simple patterns. The shifting pattern is sent to the 4MS DLD's ping input and TR1 on the Ornament and Crime (in turing machine mode, sending cv to Rings). The Bastl CV Trinity is on modulation duty. Some outputs are LFO's, some are recorded automation sweeps. Mutable Instruments Clouds provides extra texture and reverb."


Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Quite a long time ...

Assumption's lazy afternoon and this patch. The melody is played by the amazing Frap Tools Sapèl plug in the O&C (CopierMachine App). Sound by the Sputinik's Dual Oscillator and Make Noise's STO and a lot of LPGs

Drone by the Mother 32.

Reverb: Eventide Black Hole / Delays: D16 Repeater

Recorded live with Pro Tools on August 15th, 2017

Filmed by Ursula Castaldo"

Concept Desktop Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer - New Boutique?

Published on Aug 15, 2017

Wouldn't that be cool. If Roland could accurately emulate the D-50 in a desktop, or boutique format, DACs and all, I think I might actually bite.

"Concept artwork of a D-05 desktop synthesizer, a perfect recreation of the legendary Roland D-50 from 1987.

After 30 years it's time for Roland to build a real hardware synthesizer that incorporates the iconic sound from the D-50, as well as the extended programming capabilities from the PG-1000.

▶️ Concept artwork by ZenithMusicNet

▶️ Sound demos on real and emulated D-50 by
1. Rushbury
2. WolfgangSvukan
3. Syntza
4. Casual Review
5. Woody Piano Shack"

Roland TR-77 voiceboard in 19" with midi trigger interface

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"More or less entertaining demo- and testsong with slideshow for a project in summer 2017: putting the voiceboard of a broken Roland TR-77 drumbox into a new 19" housing and supplying a midi trigger interface to overcome the boring preset rhythms. The board offers 13 pure analogue sounds, mainly generated with big coils in stunningly simple schematics: Bassdrum, Snaredrum, Hihat, Cymbal, Maracas, Tambourine, Low Conga, Low & High Bongo, Rimshot, Cowbell, Clave and Guiro. Guiro is more kind of sound effect producing a permanent chirping sound in 2 different frequencies. It's fully supported by the interface: 2 different midinotes switch Guiro on/off and high/low.

I also found a very simple way to misuse the onboard VCA for an accent feature. The VCA normally mutes the TR-77 output when stopped to prevent getting all the noises from the clockgenerators to the output. (The Accent feature is just explained, not demoed in the video.)

All drumsounds in the song come from the miditriggered TR-77 voiceboard running through a TAPCO 4400 stereo spring reverb. Further equipment: Juno 6 + Line6 Echopark, Korg Polysix + Roland DEP5, Kawai K4 and - at the end of the vid - a lovely diletantic live synth solo on the minikorg-700 through the realtime tweaked Sparta Delay.

The beginning of the song is quite cheesy but stay tuned, around 3:20 it turnes into a nice 80ies style. Hope you like it :-) Wanne see more midified drumboxes? Then please drop a comment. I still got many of them flying around, waiting to be brought back to studiolife by getting some midi-trigger support.

I also wrote an article about this project on my site:"

Scrambled Live Mix

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Testing out the live setup"

Cool command center style case. See if you can ID all the gear. There are some obscure pieces in there. When you are done guessing you can check some of them out in previous posts from prinztronix here.

New GRP Eurorack Demos

The following have been added to the playlist in this post.

9. Grp Synthesizer Low Frequency Oscillator
"Four Grp Low Frequency Oscillators; each one drives VCA Gain amplifying a filtered oscillators. LFO rates are uncorrelated and each LFO can vary its waveform from ramp to triangle and from triangle to saw."

10. Grp Envelope Generator Euro Rack
"From left to right: first eg on PWM, second eg on cutoff frequency, third eg on cutoff frequency (with double ratcheting gate), fourth eg on amplifier."

11. Grp Mixer Euro Rack
"The inverted Oscillator ("-" out of the left mixer) is subtracted (e.g., added with minus sign) to lowpass filter output... instant high pass filter. :-)"

Grp Sample & Hold Euro Rack

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Grp Sample & Hold is controlling: VCF Cutoff, VCO Frequency (w. e w.o. hard sync), sh clock rate, smooth/stepped."

All parts here.

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Aug 15, 2017

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

Elektron Analog RTYM & Strymon Timeline

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Analog RTYM drum machine through the Timeline delay.
Individual outputs to mixer. RTYM main outputs to Timeline, FX send amounts on each channel controls amount sent to the Timeline.

No further processing except normalisation."

Moog Mother 32, Strymon Timeline & EHX Small Stone

Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Mother 32 through the Timeline with the 70's Small Stone placed in the Timeline's FX loop."

Patch n Tweak

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