MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A few succulent Alesis QuadraSynth Plus pads

Published on Sep 12, 2017 SynthMania

"Seven beautiful synth pads from the classic Alesis QuadraSynth Plus Piano (1995):
00:10 Tidal Wave
01:05 Slow Wave
02:07 BlueAurora
03:10 1stContact
04:20 Dew Drops
05:05 Loch Ness
06:14 Iliad"

Dualtrx - 10min loop // Drumbrute, Beatstep Pro, Bitbox and Circuit.

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Dualtrx

"Hello guys. This is my first run with the Drumbrute. Also some sampling from the Bitbox, through Beatstep Pro. This is a loop. Longer and complex videos will follow."

IBANEZ DD-100 // SEQUENTIAL Prophet 6 // Pads w 8-bit delay // PART 1

Published on Sep 12, 2017 LESINDES

"IBANEZ DD-100 is a vintage 8-bit delay made for subtle as well as drastic sound sculping. Sound source was SEQUENTIAL PROPHET 6. This is now how I built it up in the following."

Analogue Solutions Fusebox + LED Patch Cables

Published on Sep 12, 2017 rezfilter

"Analogue Solutions Fusebox w/ some LED Patch cables @ night...

Check out the envelopes as they fire away! Slow LFOs w/ voltage changes fade from yellow to red. :)

This was just a demo clip of the cables and a little audio clip of the Fusebox doing its thing.

1 Analogue Solutions Fusebox synth + 1 set of Mushi.One LED cables = a lot of fun."

Industrial Music Electronics The Harvestman Argos Bleak Quad Oscillator Controller

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Argos Bleak, from The Harvestman, is an oscillator controller and quantizer to provide voltage precision over a handful of various oscillators. It's main function would be as the main brain for quantization and tuning, providing coarse and fine tuning for up to four VCOs. Each of the four outputs also has a dedicated vibrato LFO to prevent a quad LFO to be used as something as little as vibrato. The Argos Bleak can save many settings for different configurations, and even save offsets on certain oscillators, to provide chordal "presets." These presets can be clocked through giving "chord changes." The Argos Bleak is a benevolent master control module.

Available here:"

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Powertran Transcendent 2000 80s Mono Synth

via this auction

"A constructed, tested then unused since then 80s mono synth.

Kept in almost mint condition and comes with manual."

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer SN 300523

via this auction

Critter and Guitari Melody Mill Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Beautifully designed and built analog eurorack synthesizer module that uses 3.5mm headphone jacks and sounds absolutely amazing. Critter and Guitari are well known for their analog hand held synths but this model is particularly unusual and rare because it is the only eurorack module that Critter and Guitari have ever made."

Chill track with Access Virus + MS-20 mini, Monologue, Mopho, Novation KS4, Volcas and Monotribe

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Arrayzable

"The Access Virus Indigo plays an arpeggio throughout the track. Volca Bass plays the deep round bass sequenced by the Electribe EMX-1. The EMX-1 also sequences the Korg X5DR and plays both drums and some other synth parts via it's own synth engine. The Mopho is 'lending' the midi signal going to the Volca Bass playing an arpeggiated bass line. I play a homebrew pad-patch on the Novation KS4 - btw the easiest synth ever to program!
The Monologue plays a minor but vital role as an assistent to the MS-20 mini lead, for a little two note harmony.
Volca Beats and Monotribe add some extra percussion.
First track of three tracks.
Trackname: 'Hathaway'

I've been away for a while, with no stable internet connection and re-decorating the house, but with loads of plans for new videos :)

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Korg MS-20 mini
Access Virus Indigo
Novation KS4 (K-Station)
Korg Electribe EMX-1
Korg Monologue
DSI Mopho
Volca Bass
Volca Beats
Korg X5DR
Korg Poly 800


Portabella Two Random Voltage Generator

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

Novation // Peter Jeurgens - Creative Freedom

Published on Sep 12, 2017 NovationTV

"Working everyday without any constraints – a motto which Peter is following all of his life. In this interview, we get a deeper view on Peter, why he continues to rely on hardware in the studio and what he likes most about Circuit.

English subtitles are available via the CC button"

Tasty Chips GR1 Granular Synthesizer - Latest Details & Kickstarter Campaign Launch

GR-1 Demo: Creative sounds (HDMI screen captures)

Published on Sep 3, 2017 Tasty Chips

GR-1 demo: Stand-alone "play mode"

You might remember the Tasty Chips GR1 from previous posts here. The following are the details and pics via the Kickstarter campaign.

"The GR-1 is a hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer in a class of its own. The GR-1 is capable of creating textures, characteristic sounds, drones, soundscapes, pads etc. with the help of your creativity! A sample and a few knob tweaks is enough to create something beautiful!

A truly high-end device

DMX Krew and The One of a Kind Opal Rhythm Computor

DMX Krew - Opal Rhythm Computor tutorial (Drum machine & sampler) - Gear Guide

Published on Sep 12, 2017 FACTmagazine

"A one-of-a-kind drum machine, made from scratch.

Best known as DMX Krew, Ed Upton has been making acid, electro and IDM-laced bangers since the early ‘90s for some of the underground’s best-loved labels, including Aphex Twin’s Rephlex, Legowelt’s Strange Life and, more recently, Hypercolour.

When Upton’s favorite drum machine – an ultra rare RSF SD140 – was stolen and he couldn’t find another one, he learned how to solder and designed and built his own. The Opal Rhythm Computor is a drum machine and sampler filled with sounds from his Roland Alpha Juno synth that doesn’t look or sound like anything you can buy in a store.

Watch it in action above and find his new album Strange Directions at Bandcamp.

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synthesizer

via this auction

The Fizmo is a 48-voice synthesizer which uses 2nd-generation Transwave technology to create very organic sounds unlike any other synth available. Every programming function has its own dedicated knob or button, and there is a limited but useful 4-character LCD display. The Fizmo features an Arpeggiator and 24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms, including a Vocoder and the ability to process incoming audio through the Vocoder and effects. (VERY POWERFUL)

Transwave synthesis uses wavetables of sound data with layered variations in harmonic structures such that their timbres progress naturally from one end to the other. This allows for sounds to modulate over time, or by velocity, wheel, pressure, or any number of other options.

There are 2 oscillators available for each of the 4 presets allowing for 8 unique oscillators at the same time, not to mention individual LFO and Noise generators for each Osc. Another wonderful feature is the ability to stack up to four individual presets together into one sound and map them across the keyboard. This synth is very capable of some very complex sounds.

The built-in Arpeggiator has 118 presets which can be easily edited to your liking, and 26 real-time control/editing knobs make mutating your sound a pleasure. All controls may be recorded in real-time to an external sequencer."

Алиса (Alisa) 1387 acid

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Synthead

-CALC- "Gigspin" Novation Circuit Mono Station, Peak, Elektron Digitakt and Leploop

Published on Sep 12, 2017 -CALC-

"Played a gig recently and made a recording of a practice run. I'd actually forgotten I made the video, its been unlisted for a while.
It's quite low and subby in parts so use headphones/speakers for best results.
Its a fairly long one too but I hope you like it :o)


DSP Synthesizers Breadboard TS Now Shipping

Announced just last Friday, the DSP Synthesizers Breadboard TS is now available for order.

"The Breadboard TS is a development platform used to breadboard new synth ideas.

» 830 point breadboard with built in 5 volt rails
» 2 Octave touch keyboard
» MIDI, CV/Gate and SQR-oscillator outputs
» MIDI to CV/Gate input
» 3.5mm Audio jack output
» Built-in Oscilloscope
» Powered by one C-size 1.5v battery
» Measures 180x120x40mm
» Comes with 65 jumper cables
» Includes JVS-01 chip (DCO, DCF, DCA, Chorus)
» Includes KL5 chip (LFO)
» Includes ENV6 chip (6×AR envelope)
» Includes Patch book based on Fritzing

A gift card is included that enables you to buy any chip at at a 75% reduced price. The gift card is valid for one purchase but for multiple chips."

AMPIFY | Launchpad for iOS

AMPIFY | Launchpad for iOS - Getting Started Overview from Ampify on Vimeo.

New app coming from Ampify.

"The Ampify team was born out of talent from established electronic music brand Novation. The team were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware. Their latest accolades include Launchpad, Blocs Wave and Groovebox for iPad and iPhone."

AMPIFY // Launchpad FX Overview from Ampify on Vimeo.

Oberheim Xpander SN 700060

via this auction

"The Unit is Broken
impossible to turn it on
No Power Source plug
Power source 115V Switchable to 230V

Serial number 700060"

PPG Wave 2.2 Analog/Digital Wavetable Synthesizer

via this auction

"DESCRIPTION : This listing is for a PPG Wave 2.2 Hybrid Analog/Digital Wavetable Synthesizer. We are selling this amazing machine on behalf of the original owner! After having been in storage for several years, the original owner brought it to us to sell. We took it straight to Rosen Sound here in Burbank to have new key bushings installed, new battery and latest ROM and operating system installed.


OS Version 8.3
8 bit resolution for a more "grainy" and "hairy" sound which many prefer over the higher resolution 2.3 model.
Analog VCA envelope and VCF filter sections for a classic and warm sound
The Wave 2.2 has oscillators that can generate over 2,000 different waveforms
Recently upgraded the latest ROM chips compatible with this OS Version
All key bushings have been replaced and restored on 7/2017 to like new condition
Rechargeable battery was replaced with standard battery on 7/2017
Factory installed MIDI in/out/thru
ACCESSORIES : This item includes an IEC power cable, original version 6.0 EPROM chips and a replacement lithium battery (the internal rechargeable battery is still working fine). Otherwise, it comes only as seen in photos and does not include any other accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION : Excellent. The top, sides, and back have numerous small scratches and scuffs. The face plate is spotless and looks brand new. For the age, this unit has been very well cared for and is in amazing condition.

WORKING CONDITION : Excellent - All keys work perfectly. MIDI implementation is perfect, CV/TRIGGER In and Out are working well, the sequencer works, the filters go from a warm glow to a full scream, the sounds are rad, and this is an incredible specimen of this synthesizer! Overall, excellent condition.


ACTUAL DIMS : 22" x 6" x 38""

E-MU Systems SP-12 Vintage Sampling Percussion Drum Machine

via this auction

Vintage Dr. Bohm Digital Drums Drum Machine SN D 4594

via this auction

Oberheim DMX Vintage Drum Machine

via this auction

ROLAND System 100 Model 101

via this auction

MPC X - Product Overview Video

Published on Sep 12, 2017 AkaiProVideo

"In this product overview video, we introduce you to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC X. Much more than a drum machine, the fully standalone MPC X is an instrument in its own right.

Standalone MPC – no computer required

10.1” full-color multi-touch display

Also acts as a control surface for MPC 2.0 software

16 Touch-capacitive Q-Link controls with OLED displays
Turntable (RCA) inputs with ground peg

16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)

User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SSD or HDD)

2 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI Outputs

8 configurable CV/Gate outputs for the analog control of modular gear, such as classic synths

2 USB-A 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers

Ableton Link and WiFi will be supported in future updates"

Ambient Song - ARP Odyssey - Volca FM

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"I can't get enough of the ARP Odyssey. I was testing it on mixes with my other synths and this came up when I introduced the Volca FM. Some drums from the Roland JD-Xi (works very good together - not so much the synths from it - but kudos for the System-1 - will come soon a demo with it too). Reverb from Clouds (for ARP) and Behringer RV600 (for Volca FM).


Plonk Guitar

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Worwell

"Plonk Guitar to Rainmaker with a bit of Springray. Background noises are Equation Composer to Optomix to Erbe-Verb"

Moog Sub Phatty, Strymon Timeline & Big Sky

Published on Sep 12, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the Timeline & Big Sky.

No further processing except normalisation."

Moog Minitaur, Roland RE501 Chorus Echo & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Sep 12, 2017

"Minitaur synthesiser through the RE501 & Big Sky. Minitaur is sequenced from an Electron Octatrack.

No further processing except normalisation."

Polyend SEQ sequencer demo (no talking)

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Bonedo

"Live jamming with Polyend's SEQ sequencer."

RA Tech: Melodic Pads on the D-05

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Resident Advisor

"Roland has announced the next synth in its Boutique range, the D-05.

It's based on the D-50, which was Roland's flagship digital synthesiser in the late '80s and early '90s. It was competing against Yamaha's DX7, which used a synthesis technique called frequency modulation to create lifelike sounds. The D-50, however, used 8-bit samples for the attack portion of the sound, while linear arithmetic synthesis generated the sustain part. This allows it to generate complex, morphing patches not possible on analogue synthesisers.

The D-05 recreates the original circuitry using Digital Circuit Behaviour technology and contains the signature joystick, which is used to blend between different layers of a sound. There's also built in chorus, reverb, delay and EQ effects in addition to a 64-step polyphonic sequencer. It runs off USB power or batteries and functions as a soundcard when connected to a computer. Sweetwater has listed a pre-order price of $345."


Published on Sep 12, 2017 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Belgian techno producer Peter Van Hoesen deliver a masterful Tech Talk for you on Telekom Electronic Beats TV. Watch as he drops some science in regards to his amazing studio set-up and workflow. Plus, get an insight into his current adoration for modular rigs and how he using them in his music."

PS401 1:3 ClipMix eurorack module demonstration

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Antti Pussinen

"A quick demonstration of three to one clipping mixer eurorack synth module. Part of Paper Synthesizer workshop series by Antti Pussinen & Wolfgang Spahn"

"Paper Synthesizer is a modular environment where one can pick the desired building blocks and builds ones own sound generator of choice. A way to sculpt electricity into waveforms.
Paper Synthesizer is a collaborstion of Antti Pussinen und Wolfgang Spahn."

Module list as of this post:
PS100 - Hard-Sync Oscillator
PS110 - Voltage Controlled Oscillator
PS110 - Wave Converter
PS201 - MIDI to CV
PS202 - MIDI-Duino
PS301 - Diode Wavefolder
PS401 - Clip Mixer
PS411 - EnvAmp (Attack/Release Envelope Generator & Opto-VCA)
PS808 - Kick Drum Board
PS000 - Power-Supply
Calibration Keyboard for PS110
DC-DC 5Vto2x12V Converter Board
USB to FFC Power Connector

The Klirrfaktor: Lost Identity Part E ( VCV Rack )

Published on Sep 12, 2017 TheKlirrfaktor

"My first Patch with VCV Rack, recorded with Logic Pro X.
VCV Rack is a free, orpensource standalone Eurorack emulation - real fun!
Get it here:
You can download the patch here:

Have fun!"

Ach, du | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Hainbach

"Swapped around a few modules in the live skiff - still in love with the ADDAC 702 filter, which is filtering the Piston Honda here. Tonnetz Sequent creates the harmonies, DMF-2 is pure sines."

Soulsby Synthesizers NerdSeq Hybrid Tracker Sequencer Eurorack Module In the Works

via @SousbySynths

"Serious bit of kit incoming! #nerdseq"

Patch n Tweak

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