MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

Percussa Super Signal Processor Eurorack Module Stretch Goal #2 Reached - Onto Stretch Goal #3!

via the Percussa SSP Kickstarter Campaign:

"We’re very excited to share with you that we reached Stretch goal #2. Thanks so much to all our backers!

Besides MIDI MPE support, the SSP will now come with 5 extra modules:

1) sampler module with time stretching

2) granular processor

3) simple delay

4) bit crusher

5) physical modeling membrane

And we’re now on our way to Stretch goal #3: another 5 extra modules (2 advanced modules and 3 simple modules) will be added to the SSP when we reach the next goal at $55,000.

Please let us know what modules you’d like in this group!

Thanks so much!

Bert & Celine"

And they are onto Stretch Goal #3! You can find the Kickstarter campaign here.

Access Virus Ti Polar Synth

via this auction

War of the Worlds!

Where would the Access Virus TI land in War of the Synths?


Published on Sep 1, 2017 PLUCKA,S SHED

"A prototype ribbon synth with 1 osc 1lfo with envelope modulation"

KAWAI K5 Digital-Multidimentional-Synthesizer

via this auction

Digital additive synthesis.

don`t mind the rain - Live Mix with Digitakt, Nordlead 4r and Moog`s

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Kapuzal

"don`t mind the rain, if you can make music without a bad conscience instead :-D Juhuuu und Prost und wunderschönes Wochenende
just :-)

used Gear: Digitakt, Nord Lead 4r, Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother 32, Roland TR8, Korg Volca Bass

#stubenmusi #stubenmusi #techno #DOWNTEMPO"


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 5 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Playing with V House card for Tiptop ONE sample player module.
Main sound: V house sample through Tiptop Z2040 (fm by Z4000)
Hat: Tiptop Hats909 run through Roland Demora
Filtered percussion: ONE playing DOTS sound through Toppobrillo Multi Filter (Hi Pass) and Tiptop Z2040
Tiptop BD808 bass drum
Z-DSP - Clocked Delays
Z-DSP - Halls Of Valhalla Plate
Sequencing: Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Z8000"

All parts here.

Free Control Voltage 'Getting Into Modular' Series Workshops in Portland, OR

via Control Voltage

"Session 1: Next Wednesday, September 6th, 6-7pm, Free

We're super psyched to be restarting our basic synth classes this fall! This series is called Getting Into Modular, and is a set of recurring casual presentations that answers the questions we hear in the shop often "How do I get into modular synthesis?" or "Where do I even start!?!?". Each session is an hour in length with ample time for questions, meant to de-mystify the modular synthesizer module by module using the eurorack systems we have set up in our shop.

This is a great way to learn the basics of patching a modular synth, and to see if you're into the workflow and flexibility that an open-architecture synthesizer provides.
This first session is all about Sound Sources, and here’s an outline of the topics we’ll be discussing:

Generating Sound
Oscillators - Shape designer
Noise - Every frequency
Filters - Feedback loops

Control Voltage
3742 N Mississippi Ave, 97227
09/06/17 from 6-7pm

Erica Synths Pico Voice Demo

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows all 8 algorithms of the Erica Synths Pico Voice eurorack module.

The Pico Voice, from Erica Synths, is a highly versatile Eurorack modular sound source that is able to emulate a handful of extremely useful synthesis models. It contains 8 synthesis algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chord generator, Wavetable synthesis, TB303 emulation, Pulse width mod, Supersaws, Wavefolded osc and Harmonic saturation. There are two parameter controls per algorithm, with a CV input to control one of those two parameters. Despite the small size, the Pico Voice sounds giant!

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Roland Alphabetical Price List from September 1978

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the second page and full write-up.

Blue Roland SH-101 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

Korg Monopoly 4VCO Monster Synth +midipolis

via this auction

TT606 test - King Bruce Lee Karate Mistrz ;-)

Published on Sep 1, 2017 adamstan84

"Gitary w sklepach muzycznych męczono "Schodami do nieba". Syntezatory niektórzy oceniają próbując zagrać intro 'Jump!'. A jaki może być ostateczny test dla klona TR-606? Tylko Franek Kimono! :D

Coverek totalnie na luzie, także proszę go nie traktować zbyt poważnie ;-)

W roli głównej automat perkusyjny TT-606, do tego Korg Poly61 jako bas, i stringmaszyna Elex K4 przepuszczona przez phaser Behringer VP1. Intro na B5.

Podkład nagrany live na komputer, potem dołożyłem głosy."

New Vox Continental: From Tradition to Innovation

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Vox Amps

"The original VOX Continental, a transistor organ that appeared in the 1960s, is a timeless classic beloved by top players as a practical keyboard with a home on any live stage. Now, a completely new keyboard that carries this concept into the present day has been again released by the VOX brand.

The VOX Continental uses a simple and intuitive interface that allows quick accessibility of every function. The high-quality sound engine section is centered on organ, electric piano, and acoustic piano, and provides a wealth of stage-ready sounds. In addition, the Continental features a powerful effects section to enhance these sounds, and even analog valve drive powered by Nutube, the cutting-edge vacuum tube. It's an instrument that perfectly fits your live performance requirements for a variety of styles including rock, pop, jazz, and more.

The air of tradition that emanates from VOX organs, together with the innovation of decades of research, down to the illuminated VOX logo shows the new VOX Continental is a fusion of both, redefining the existence of the modern stage keyboard."

via Vox

61 and 73 key versions.

Intuitive user interface that emphasizes playability on stage
ORGAN part that meticulously models three vintage organs
High-quality E.PIANO part with attention paid to every detail
Rich PIANO part powered by high-capacity samples
KEY/LAYER part with a wide range of variations
Intuitive and powerful effects that are optimized for live use
Touch sensor that can control a variety of parameters
Nine-band EQ that allows detailed control of your sound
Real valve drive sound powered by Nutube, the new vacuum tube
Newly developed waterfall keyboard provides excellent playability
Dynamics knob lets you freely customize the playing feel of the keyboard
Scene memories let you instantly switch between settings
Lightweight and compact body is built of sturdy sheet metal and aluminum
Carries on the scarlet color that's traditional for VOX organs
V861 volume/expression pedal and ST-Continental keyboard stand are included

SUPERBOOTH18 Announced!

The following is the press release announcing SUPERBOOTH18, followed by videos of SUPERBOOTH17 from the host of Superbooth, Andreas Schneider, aka HerrSchneider himself. If you are a regular on MATRIXSYNTH, you should know what Superbooth is. If you don't, it is the largest synth event in Eurorpe. You can find all Superbooth posts here.

"SUPERBOOTH18 will return to FEZ Berlin in 2018: 03. - 05. May 2018

SUPERBOOTH18 is the first and the largest European trade fair for electronic musical in- struments, giving you the opportunity to experience the latest innovations and rare instru- ments. At SUPERBOOTH18 the visitors get the chance to meet a large number of exhibi- tors from all over the world in an incomparable atmosphere. In addition to the exhibition stands, there will be around 30 daily concerts and live performances, workshops and talks taking place again.

Due to the strong demand for this years exhibition space it was not possible to fit all inte- rested exhibitors to the floor plan. For next years edition there will be an extra area for tho- se manufacturers who could not take part in 2017 and for new candidates. With this extra room it is possible to expand the range of product categories shown at SUPERBOOTH18 for an even more complete experience. Because of the great success in 2017 the organi- zers have decided to return to FEZ Berlin in 2018 and develop the event in the same ve- nue. The unique design of the FEZ building, the outside-area, the exhibitor areas, studios, workshop rooms and food court provide an excellent basis for SUPERBOOTH18 and they are spread barrier-free over three floors.

The very well received show program of this years SUPERBOOTH17 has been recorded and edited in the past weeks. Selected concerts and performances will be released online within the next months. This is a nice opportunity for everyone who hasn’t been able to see the show program of SUPERBOOTH17 to get an impression of the atmosphere of this incomparable event."

The following are a few videos from SUPERBOOTH17.

FucKeTyBucKetY @SUPERBOOTH17 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

Mario Hammer @ SUPERBOOTH17 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"The first real performance - officially the AKAI-Gespraechskonzert - on SUPERBOOTH17 was the introduction by >Mario Hammer and the lonely robot< for his latest record release called >je L'ai calisseé la< .. He played another gig the same afternoon on the seaside stage, but unfortunately we did not record that one. So please buy the record in a competent store to calm down or for your next aftershow event?"

Joker Nies & Joerg Sunderkoetter @ SUPERBOOTH17 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"One of the uncounted real synth concerts and a really smart performance on SUPERBOOTH17 was the product presentation alias Gespraechskonzert for KORG in the Cinema. Jörg Sunderkötter - known as Sound&Recording's earlier chief editor, here on the keyboards - and his studio partner Joker Nies - also an expert for circuit bending - had some problems to find on stage but then .. turn it loud and see yourselves."

Modular Kids - Workshops @ SUPERBOOTH17 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

Korg Kross 2 Music Workstation - Demo with Frank Tedesco

Kraft Music
Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Find exclusive Kross 2 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Frank Tedesco from Korg demonstrates the Kross 2 Music Workstation at Kraft Music.

Korg Kross 2 is a powerful, intuitive performance synthesizer and production workstation, with user sampling, sample trigger pads, and impressive sound capabilities. Its interface is designed for fast sound selection, recording, and editing, with 16 multi-function trigger pads to play back samples, recorded audio, and MIDI. Other features include USB audio and MIDI, 16-track multi-timbral functionality, and optional AA battery-powered operation. Kross 2 61 features a 61-key synth-action keyboard, while Kross 2 88 offers a combination of weighted action and portability with Korg's 88-key NH4 keybed.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Kross 2 workstation BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new workstation synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Tiptop Audio - Stackcables

Tiptop Audio - Stackcables from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"Stackcables become alive. A stop motion animation turns cables into snakes ready to inject creativity into the system."

New DSP Synthesizers 3HP Zero Bassline MkII

via DSP Synthesizers

"The 3HP Zero Bassline was taken off the market because of issues with the firmware.

Now it has been rereleased as MK-II with improved firmware.

It still runs on ghost power and requires no ribbon power cable.
Only a 3HP slot in your rack.

Available as prebuilt only."

Reaktor Blocks Distorted Drone Experiment #1

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Here is a little self running patch i created while i was trying to re-skin\mod some blocks.

The main tool in this sound experiment is Cal Scott's DOOM VERB
from this collection of blocks

I also used several blocks from the user library

Modded Kodiak Seq


SimpleMan Synth by Matthew Friedrichs

I also re-skinned Cal Scott's Complex Oscillator

And I also use a very basic block version of this delay, I ported this one to a Block myself, that's why it looks so rubbish


Novation Circuit - Slow Down

Published on Sep 1, 2017 bananepoep

"just a short ambient track enjoy.
Visuals from
all the wondeful sounds and samples used in the circuit come from red means recording [posted here]"

The Analogue Solutions Fusebox Part 3: Oscillator 3-LFO 2

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the 3rd oscillator on the Analogue Solutions Fusebox synthesizer."

All parts here.

Behringer DeepMind 12

Published on Sep 1, 2017 MrFirechild

"This track is using sounds only from the Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer. Composed and produced by"

Roland Boutique SE-02 and Touche Controller

Published on Sep 1, 2017 sonicstate

"While working on the SE-02 review, we got hold of the Expressive E Touche - a very expressive controller, We mapped some MIDI controllers and CV, patched up the SE-02 and this is what happened.

Check our Awesome MAX4Live Synth:"

Roland TR-909 Drum Machine Used by Richie Hawtin and Jeff Mills For Sale?

via this auction

"There is no denying this one of the most desirable drum machines on the second hand market. The kick, snare, hi-hats etc are all iconic sounds that have shaped dance music culture.

It is a classic drum machine that punches far heavier than the reproductions that are currently on the market. Individual outputs for each sound go a long way in making it the preferred choice of drum machine.

This particular unit has some history, it has been graced with the signatures of two internationally acclaimed DJ's / performers who have used this during Adelaide performances, namely Richie Hawtin and Jeff Mills.

This instrument can be inspected during business hours in the Adelaide CBD if you want to test for yourself prior to purchase. This TR-909 has been thoroughly tested prior to auction and proved to be functioning 100% as expected. Ensure you inspect the photo's prior to purchase. All markings and a minor dent on the front of the unit have been represented as clear as possible."

ROLAND TR-909 Rhythm Composer

via this auction

Minimoog Model D Original Analog Synthesizer 1975 SN 10936

via this auction

"This Mini Moog Model D was manufactured in 1975 with serial number 10936 and is in superb condition. It has been kept in an Anvil flight case for over 4 decades. It never saw heavy road useage and was primarily a studio instrument. I am the sole original owner and being a trained electronics technician, I personally restored it to factory conditions by performing the following service;

Oscillator calibration and tuning
Contour generator tuning
Power supply voltage adjustments to within spec
VCA balancing
A-440 reference oscillator adjustments
Filter regeneration calibration
Octave range trimiing
Noise level adjustment
Filter range calibration
Filter scale calibration
Pitch wheel adjustment
Modulation wheel adjustment
Cleaned all circuit board contacts
Cleaned and adjusted all trim pots
Cleaned pitch and trigger keyboard contacts and bus bars
The instrument plays and sounds beautifully with no hum or output noise or defects to any functions. All pots are free of noise and everything is operational as if it were brand new. The walnut cabinet has also been beautifully restored as well. There are no scratches, bumps, dents, or any cosmetic issues whatsoever. All parts are original and nothing has been replaced. Price includes Anvil flight case."


via this auction

"Comes with the original user manual

Charming vintage keyboard with the stock Yamaha wood ends and good looks across the whole user section.

Yamaha's SK-series are combo-keyboards with synthesizer, organ, brass and string sections. This SK30 was rescued from the wreckers who were going to carve her up and sell her for parts. I didn't want to see that happen, so she's listed here in the hope she will find a new home and another to love her."

Synthesis Technology - E352 Morphing Clouds Patch

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Here's the mentioned Drones N Stuff video for those that missed it - [posted here]. This is a jam (patch demo whatever you want to call it) video playing with a single patch and the Clouds+Morph mode which provides the E350 style morphing wavetables with the E340 cloud generator style multi-oscillator clouds. The E352 is ace! And this new mode really solidifies it. Full overview coming soon (I'll stop breaking off to make these smaller single patch videos) so watch out for more and grab an E352 you won't regret it."

Arturia announces availability of KeyLab Essential

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Arturia

"KeyLab Essential has been design to assist you at every stage of your creative process, from the moment you float your early ideas, to their live interpretation. Controlling your software instruments, tweaking their many parameters, triggering clips and mixing your tracks, KeyLab Essential is yours to command!"

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 1 - Get to Know you New Instrument

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Arturia

"Getting started with the KeyLab Essential is simple and straightforward, but Arturia are always here to help. In this video, Guy Perchard gives a quick overview of the controller, and guides you through its setup."

Only episode 1 is available at the time of this post.


once upon a synth
Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Pairing the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol synth with the OTO Machines BAM reverb effect. The Phenol is a fixed architecture modular hybrid synthesizer. The BAM is a hardware effects unit based on classic 70s/80s reverbs like the lexicons. In this video I make a few different patches and demo them in musical contexts. The Phenol is controlled by the Arturia Keystep MIDI controller keyboard."

Bastl Kastle Synth - Sounddemo / First week with the micro modularsynth (Riamiwo StudioVlog 52)

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Some impressions of my first testsessions with the kastle from bastl instruments. Sounds very nice for this size:)

Get my latest release Sonar Resonanz EP:

Listen to the EP on soundcloud:"

Landscape AllFlesh: build and test and learn

Aidan Burns-Fulkerson
Published on Sep 1, 2017

"This video is all about the Landscape AllFlesh. These little things are going to change the way I interact with my synths. Stay tuned for some weird new sounds coming soon!

1:20 the learning begins

From the Landscape website: 'You will be in a sort of collaboration with the instrument as sometimes you will be reacting to what it is doing and other times you will be attempting to control and shape what it is doing but most of the times you will be doing both simultaneously.'

"... I think it's important to record your first interactions with any new instrument as these moments of inexperience and the uninformed patches which come of that are only available once.""

With the Make Noise 0-Coast.

Robert Lippok on Polyend Poly

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Polyend Poly is CV to MIDI converter. For more information please go to our website"

How to use the Novation Circuit as a 51 knob MIDI controller

Published on Sep 1, 2017

"The Novation Circuit is a fun groovebox, but it can also serve as a great MIDI controller for soft synths because its 8 macro knobs can be used to send CC messages across multiple views - in total controlling 51 different soft synth parameters"

Yamaha CS-70m and CS-60 Live at VSM

Vintage Synthesizer Museum
Published on Sep 1, 2017

"Demo featuring the polyphonic sequencer of the Yamaha CS-70m while playing the CS-60 over it. Recorded live at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum.
Contact us to book your own private appointment at VSM

Duo-Mode for Sub Phatty via Patchblocks

Maikshift Planet
Published on Sep 1, 2017

"This demonstrates it is possible to get the same Duo Mode feature on the Moog Sub Phatty that is normally only available from its bigger brother the Moog SUB37.
I have developed a MIDI patch for a Patchblocks.
You will need...
1 x PatchBlock
2 x MIDI Blocks (or 1 DIY or modified MIDI Block, more info below?)

The patch is available at the forum ( as well as within the patchblocks community library in the editor."

Korg Introduces the Kross 2: More Features, More Sounds, More Possibilities

Published on Aug 31, 2017

The playlist above starts with the intro video followed by some tutorials. Be sure to check out the custom colors below.

"KROSS 2, the long-awaited successor of the KROSS, is a compact, portable workstation with a huge range of sounds. While maintaining its identity as ultra-lightweight, compact, and capable of running on batteries, this new model dramatically enhances KROSS’s sounds and functionality. In addition to a total of more than a thousand preset sounds, expansion PCM memory has been newly added. Also new is a pad sampler that allows full-fledged sampling, and USB audio/MIDI interface functionality. The color scheme is even more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation even by beginners.

Effortlessly select the sound that you want to play, shape it to match your imagination, sample a sound, create phrases and rhythms, record your vocal or guitar, bring KROSS 2 on stage, and perform. Whatever you artistic vision, you can make it happen. KROSS 2 is a versatile synthesizer platform made with creative freedom in mind.

* Depending on your region, available color models of KROSS may be different. Please contact the distributor for your country for further information."


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