MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

SMEM (Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments)

This one in via swissdoc:

"SMEM (swiss museum for electronic music instruments) aims to establish as the worlds first platform for electronic music instruments. The first base of this project was laid by the incredible collection of Klemens Niklaus Trenkle who for the last 35 years collected numerous and valuable synthesizers, organs, keyboards, effects- and studiogear. SMEM is located in the innovation center of the “BlueFactory” in Freiburg-Fribourg (Switzerland). It will gradually build up its different activities on an international level while increasing its current collection."

Click here for the site. When you get there, click on the three bars to the left of the "smem" logo on the top left to get to the site menu.

KORG TRITON "Ultra Pads" Ambient Synthesizer Music Demo Rik Marston PRO-REC

Published on Sep 6, 2017


The Korg Triton Classic in action demonstrating
the incredible programming power of PRO-REC,
the world famous patch / program makers of high
quality sounds for your keyboards!!!
No, I don't work for them, I just swear by them,
and their hard sweat & tears has paid off!
"ULTRA PADS" is one of the BEST sound banks for
the KORG TRITON series music workstations!
PERIOD! It is my favorite by far, worth every $$!
I love this .PCG sound bank, excellent for any
project that needs BEAUTIFUL MOTION SYNTHS & PADS.
Beautiful ARP's, Shimmering Sweeps... AWESOME!!

Here is the direct link:

Here are the .PCG Names & Times in Video:

BIG N FATT @ 19:20

...And these are just the TIP of what is on this bank,
128 beautiful "ULTRA PADS", Just SWEET!!!! A++++++++
Perfect for:
It will work on the TRITON Classic, Le, Studio, Rack & Extreme!!
(And Karma but the ARP's don't function in the PCG's)

Recorded DRY into Ableton LIVE with no other FX.

Thank you for watching!!!"

ARP ODYSSEY Mk1 2800 SN 281884

via this auction Introduces the Q106A Oscillator

Published on Sep 6, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"Hosted by Roger Arrick of"


"The Q106A Oscillator combines the features of the popular Q106 oscillator along with the Q141 Aid module, all in a dual-wide panel. Additionally, the Q106A provides AC/DC switching of linear and exponential frequency inputs.

If you already have a Q106 oscillator, use the conversion kit.

The Q106A is compatible with the Q161 Oscillator Mixer."

Quick Roland TR-08 & SH-01A Boutique Jam

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows the 3 modes of the SH-01A. The drums come from the TR-08 which is clocking the sequencer on the SH-01A.

Based off of what is arguably the most important drum machine ever produced, the TR-808, Roland has meticulously modeled every component with their ACB technology making the TR-08. Vintage TR-808s can climb to prices in the thousands, and now one can have a playable piece of hardware for a fraction of the used price. Not only that, but it also includes USB/MIDI connection and a Trigger Out for synchronizing with other modular gear. Maintaining the sound quality and play-ability of the original, the TR-08 is the next step.

The SH-01A is meticulously modeled after the circuits of the SH-101, using Roland's patented ACB technology. The SH-01A builds on the design of the original, providing MIDI/USB interfacing, as well as CV and Gate outputs for controlling modular synthesizers with the built in sequencer. It also has an External clock input for synchronizing with external devices. With all the modern developments added to such a classic machine, nothing can stop the SH-01A.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

60s Roland TB-03 and Elektron Digitakt session.

Published on Sep 6, 2017 DubMasterFish

"Based around the track 'Tussmörker'.
Full track is available on most streaming services."

Percussa Launches Limited-Time Slacker Backer Offer

via Percussa:

"PERCUSSA Completes Succesful Super Signal Processor Eurorack Kickstarter, Launches Limited-Time Slacker Backer Offer

Los Angeles, California - PERCUSSA completed its succesful month-long kickstarter campaign last Sunday, September 3rd, at 8AM PDT, reaching a total of $62,849 (314% funded, based on its original goal of $20,000), unlocking multiple stretch goals with additional features such as USB MIDI MPE support, and 10 additional DSP modules, including a powerful granular sound synthesis processor.

The kickstarter campaign it completed is for its new Super Signal Processor (SSP) Eurorack Module, for which development will begin immediately, and for which the first units are planned to ship in April 2018.

The SSP will be based on its PERCUSSA Engine and PERCUSSA Remote products, which were first presented last Winter NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, CA. Engine is a sound synthesis platform based on a powerful quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, delivering over 20,000 DMIPS, paired with high end AKM ADCs and DACs capable of 192khz sample rate and 32 bit resolution, and a full colour 1600x480 LVDS display. Remote is a professional USB control surface with high quality switches and encoders. Both Engine and Remote feature aluminium machined (CNC) housings and knobs.

The SSP will bring the same powerful sound synthesis capabilities to the eurorack format, and will feature 16 input channels and 8 output channels, USB host and device ports, and a micro SD card slot. It will also feature 4 high quality encoders and 18 durable switches, and the same 1600x480 full colours IPS LVDS display. The input and output channels will be provided using 3.5mm connectors, DC coupled, to support both audio and control voltage signals. The same high end AKM ADCs and DACs will be used for the inputs and outputs.

The kickstarter campaign is now over, but PERCUSSA has opened a limited-time only 'slacker backer' period, starting today, September 5th, and ending Friday September 15th, at 8PM PDT. Artists who wanted to back the campaign but did not have a chance to do so in time, can still pre-order an SSP module at the slacker backer price of $1650 + shipping. To do so they should contact PERCUSSA through the website at

After September 15th, this “slacker backer” offer will no longer be available, and the SSP will be offered for pre-order through PERCUSSA’s online store, and through select dealers, at a higher price point, to be announced in the next weeks.

For more information about the PERCUSSA Super Signal Processor (SSP) Eurorack Module, please see"

AVP Synth MBS-100 Midi Bass Synthesizer Demo Video

Demo video just added to the main post here.

New Sequencer from DE-GENERATOR

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Rolf Degen

See this post for some details that previously went up.

Knobcon - Golden Knob Banquet with Tom Oberheim & More

As you likely know, Knobcon starts this Friday, September 8. What you might not know is that they will be holding a banquet in honor of Tom Oberheim. If you are going to the event, you might want to check this out. Click here for details on how to attend.

"Join us Saturday Evening for our annual Golden Knob banquet featuring VIP keynote speaker Tom Oberheim. Admission includes catered buffet with vegetarian options, and each ticket is an entry into the door prize drawings.

Enjoy live music by the Knobcon Supper Club All Stars featuring Ed & Judy Howard and Cory Flanigan.

Cocktails 6:30p
Dinner 7:00p

Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker
Tom 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."

Modular Day Barcelona 2017 Set for This Weekend

The fourth Modular Day Barcelona, aka BCN #4, is set for this weekend!

Participants include:


There will be workshops and concerts. You can find full details at

Also see the Modular Day Barcelona label directly below for previous posts. The Barcelona label will bring up other events in Barcelona as well.

Microbrute, MPC1000, Odyssey synth jam

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Ian R

"Excuse my spazzy keyboard playing."

Manny's Memorymoog Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Sep 6, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is yet another Memorymoog restoration I have been working on for Manny.

Thank you all for watching and a special thank you to Manny for your business, its greatly appreacited.

Also, for those interested, be sure to check out my site:


Modular Workshop - Live @ Analogue Zone Showroom E02

Streamed live 31 minutes ago Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Modular Workshop - Live from the Showroom

Modular Workshop is a weekly live series from the Analogue Zone Budapest showroom with our experienced modular electronic music performer & friend, Ramin Sayyah. The series was created in order to introduce either one particular module or a very special selection of module-combinations to make various kinds of music with them.

A new episode is streamed live every Wednesday on Analogue Zone's Youtube channel. After a short live performance, Ramin walks us through the building blocks of the patch and answers any questions raised by the viewers.

Tune in every Wednesday afternoon for the show and feel free to ask questions directly during the live stream - also let us know if you want to pay a visit to the showroom during the live show: we can accept a few guests too.

This week's episode focuses on one of the mightiest sequencers, the Stillson Hammer MKII. Thanks to its versatility and utilisation modes, Ramin will demonstrate the best uses of the pattern saving function and good combinations for its 4 CV and Gate outputs in the composition.

AnalogueZone ►"

New AVP Synth MBS-100 Soviet Inspired Monophonic Bass Synthesizer

Published on Sep 6, 2017 AVP Synth

"In the first part of the video demo, MBS-100 is being controlled by Korg SQ-1 step sequencer. No eq nor fx are applied. In the second part you can hear MBS-100 multitracked in a DAW via MIDI, no EQ has been applied only some reverb and delay at times. Drums are sequenced externally!"

AVP Synth has produced a number of soviet inspired synths including the MAD-5 and HMS-100. Their latest is the MSB-100.

"MBS-100 - a monophonic bass synthesizer inspired by synthesizers produced in the soviet era times while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact steel package of the 21st century. It has 19 knobs, 3 switches and 4 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound and MIDI.

• Method of synthesis – hybrid analog-digital synthesis;
• Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO) - two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate).
Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to «Aelita», «Polivoks» synthesizers for e.g.
Octave ranges - 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2.
• Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) - one fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters;
• Envelope Generators (ADSR) – two;
• Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) – one, fully analog distortion effect selection switch;
• Low frequency oscillator (LFO) - one with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF.
• MIDI interface - MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni);
• Audio output - one mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack);
• Controls - 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators;
• Case: durable steel case with wooden sides;
• Weight: 1 kg;
• Dimensions: L30 x W16 x H8 (cm);
• External power supply – 220v adapter 9 VAC (included).
You can read the full manual here:…
Video with direct audio will follow soon !
Price: 449 EURO (or its USD equivalent)
Trackable shipping to Europe/UK, USA/Canada is included.
For other locations, please contact us for a quote!
For all the inquiries please email us:
Best regards,
AVP Synth"

Soundiron - Granada 49 - New Soft Synth Based on the Vintage FESMA Granada 49

Published on Aug 28, 2017 Soundiron

"Craig Peters walks you through our newest library Granada 49 which is the newest library of our Vintage Keys Series."

Note this is the first post to feature FESMA. They were primarily an organ maker. You'll find a video of the original FESMA Granada 49 from YouTube below. First, some samples and details via Soundiron.

via Soundiron

"GRANADA 49 faithfully captures a rare 1970's-era portable analog synthesizer by the now defunct Italian synth-maker Fesma. The instrument's classic wood-accented body echoes the popular aesthetics of the 1970s and its fat, warm analog sound cuts through the mix. We've sampled its 9 stock waveform presets and included tons of custom FX patches and sound-designed ambient synth pads created from the source to make this compact library extraordinarily playable and versatile. Whether you're looking to recreate an old 8-bit videogame sound, fat synth bass tones or razer-sharp lead lines, the Granada 49 library can do it!

The power of Granada is really unlocked by our easy-to-use yet powerful 3D-modeled user interface. Basic sound shaping options are included: volume swell, note attack time, release time and sample start offset let users mold the sound anyway they want. Other main controls include vibrato and a special "Octave" knob, which really beefs up your tone by smoothly rolling in lower and higher octave layers.

The "Glide" option adds an adjustable-speed portamento pitch bend between notes. The advanced tempo-syncable LFO system features configurable LFO shape, modulation target, speed, intensity, and fade-in time. A versatile filter system allows you to select between 13 filter types, modulation options, and control the frequency and resonance. As always, we included our customizable arpeggiator, which lets users control pattern direction, rhythm, swing, randomization and duration. The advanced GUI is rounded out by our modular FX rack, which lets users put any of 18 different effects (reverb, distortion, etc.) in up to 10 slots, in any chain order they desire. This also includes 119 of Soundiron's high quality impulse responses which can be loaded into the "Reverb" effect.

The library is programmed for the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 and later (OSX 10.9 or later / Windows 7 or later required). It comes equipped with a custom user interface and dynamic sound shaping and mixing controls: volume, attack, release, offset, vibrato, octave, bank preset loading (with optional key-switching), adaptive arpeggiation, advanced LFO and filter systems and our full FX rack with convolution reverb with your choice of well over 100 different rooms, halls, spaces and special FX impulses."

Note the following is a user video I found on YouTube of the original. It is not a video from Soundiron.

FESMA -GRANADA 49 Published on Mar 4, 2015 MUTAN MONKEY Creative Music Instruments

Lo-fi solitude / Electribe 2 / Volca FM / Microgranny / Po-12 / Monotron Delay

Published on Sep 6, 2017 mishpult

"Glitchy ambience coming from the Microgranny, pads and some percussion from the Electribe 2, Volca FM handles an arpeggiated part in the middle and the amazing PO-12 is being mangled by the mighty Monotron Delay. Enjoy!"

Tonic the Sequencer by Rebel Technology

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Rebel Technology

"In-depth product demonstration of Tonic, the new additive interval sequencer from Rebel Technology.

Tonic is a clever but uncomplicated module which opens up new possibilities in a modular system. It’s a new concept and very different from a step sequencer, allowing a new way of thinking about musical sequences and melodies."

ROLAND JV-2080 with 6 Expansion Boards

via this auction

ROLAND JV-2080 with 6 expansion boards:
SR-JV80-15 SPECIAL FX Collection

Waldorf Micro Q OMEGA Phoenix Edition 75 VOICE Virtual Analog Synthesizer SN 64400500573

via this auction

"Waldorf Micro Q Phoenix Edition (#377 of 500) WITH the 75 VOICE OMEGA EXPANSION!! If you are familiar with this synth, you know that the Phoenix Edition is hard to come by to begin with. You probably also know that the Omega expansion is also super rare to find... don't miss the chance to have the RAREST OF THE RARE!! It took me forever to find one of these in this minty condition with the Omega expansion. I'll miss it like crazy, but bills and life have a funny way of making decisions for you."

Rare Soviet Analog Synth RITM-2

via this auction

"RITM-2 (Rhythm-2), rare soviet analog mono synthesizer of 80’s, there were manufactured only 3000 items, approximately.
This synth was made in 1991, and is in great working and cosmetic conditions, you can see on photos. All keys, knobs and controllers work well.
Power supply voltage - 220-230V/50Hz. Power cord and 5 din to 1/4’’jack adapter are included."

Vintage Kawai SX-240 Polyphonic Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"For Demonstration" Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus SN 844

via this auction

Interesting little bit of synth history. I don't recall seeing an official Roland demo serial number style badge before.

via the listing: "Just had it professionally cleaned and serviced. It's in great condition. The best vocoder and strong / choir ensemble. Many ways to tweak the sound. Had vibrato that you can assign to the vocoder and ensemble. Also has an amazing sounding amendable chorus."

KORG M500 Micro-Preset Analog Mono Synth (Korg35 Filter Chip - MS10 / MS20)

via this auction

"Recently serviced so in perfect working order and generally great condition. Made famous by OMD and Human League etc.. its an unusual and quirky synth that uses 2 KORG 35 filter chips, which were also used in the MS-10 and early MS-20's - you can get similar bass sounds out of this."

Waldorf Rocket

Published on Sep 6, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

The Conductive Labs NDLR

Published on Sep 4, 2017 Conductive Labs

via the Kickstarter campaign:

"What is The NDLR...

The NDLR is for anybody who loves making music but finds themselves staring at their keyboards not knowing what to play. It is a new MIDI device that defines a new place in your synth studio. It fits between your sequencer and keyboard controllers and your sound modules. It keeps your oscillators busy by playing sequences of notes over several MIDI channels so you can keep your fingers busy tweaking patches and twisting knobs!

The initial idea: multiple synthesizers playing notes and chord changes at the same time, without a computer in the way. The initial idea evolved into playing up to four parts: a drone note, bass line, pad notes, and a motif sequence, simultaneously.

The NDLR can play up to eight synthesizers via MIDI. It can send...

a bass line to one synth.
an arpeggiated sequence to your favorite lead synth.
chord notes of a pad to up to four synthesizers by using interleaved poly-chaining.
a drone note targeting those exotic evolving synths.
a MIDI pass-through from your favorite external sequencer or keyboard controller and it will be automatically transposed from “C” into the current chord notes.
A ring of seven buttons enables playing any chord degree directly. When shifted, the same buttons allow you to pick chord types: triads, 7ths, 9ths, and suspensions, etc. The sonorities of these chords, major, minor, diminished... are automatically selected based on the chord degree and the key and mode chosen.

All the above mentioned technical details melt away while playing The NDLR. But we quickly realized while developing those features that keeping songs fresh with ever changing patterns and chord progressions is vital. The chord degree and chord type can also be selected externally by a sequencer. The notes played by the sequencer become the root notes of the chords that The NDLR plays.

The eight encoder knobs enable you to vary the sequences, rhythms, densities and range of notes. There are also three LFOs and two randomizers that can be assigned in the x8 modulation matrix to any of the parameters of The NDLR or to external MIDI CCs. This ensures that in addition to the motion of your synth patches there can also be an automated chord progression and modulation of The NDLR parameters.

We stuffed all this into one box that's easy to use and fun to play. It's an easy choice for anybody who loves making music and wants to tweak knobs on their otherwise silent synthesizers. So support this Kickstarter project now!"

0-Coast Patch of the Week #17: Quasi Random Gates

Published on Sep 6, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"When triggering the Slope circuit, EOC can be used as a quasi-random pattern generator by adjusting the relation between the trigger frequency, and the Rise and Fall times."

All parts here.

Live Studio Jam, 9/6/17 : Korg Gadget, Elektron Digitakt, Microkorg, Minilogue and OP-1

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Todd Smith Music

"This jam uses the song layout I built in my recent tutorial " How to build a song, Part 1 " I play live hardware gear over the Korg Gadget parts.

Subscribe today and stay up to date with all my latest videos.

You can support my work at Bandcamp. I've got singles and EPs for sale.

: Hardware :

Elektron Digitakt
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Apple iPad Pro ( 1st Generation )
M - Audio Code 49
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

: iOS :

Auria Pro
Korg Gadget
Audio Bus
Fab Filter Timeless 2
Fab Filter Pro R
Fab Filter Pro Q 2"

Serge Paperface '78 - TKB fun [08]

Published on Sep 6, 2017 batchas

"Not always in tempo, but it's a first take :) Impro!
Direct outs + reverb."

Korg MS20 & Eventide Space

Published on Sep 6, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Original mk1 MS20 - Space reverb (Mono in, Stereo out). The MS20 is sequenced by an Elektron Analog Four.

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Musical poster with touch sensors and built in audio - quick test

Published on Sep 6, 2017 thenervoussquirrel

"Let me know if you want any musical posters: one-offs welcome, but they get cheaper the more you order.

Choose up to 12 sound files, and the interactive areas can be any shape you'd like. Poster mounted on 6mm plywood.

This type had a mini jack output, but built in speakers also an option.

More info:"

Kronolog - 16 FREE PATCHES for Minilogue

Published on Sep 6, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"CLICK HERE to #DOWNLOAD the #Minilogue #PATCHES:"

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