MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Published on Sep 14, 2017 djwidow420


via this auction


"The Equinox Machine:

Access Virus Indigo Redback ltd ed. Synthesiser

via this auction

"There is wear and tear on the sides and underneath which is endemic to all of these synths - there is also one piece of damage to the rear side wooden panel that came from removing the instrument from a poorly fitting studio mount and is highlighted in the picture. It is only the wood, and not the synth at all which is in perfect working order."

JMT Synth Drone And Noise Synths From Japan

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video demonstrates some JMT Synth devices including the NOSC-12 drone synth, TVCO-2 and UNVO-1 synths and SRV-1 spring reverb."

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (COVER) (New Jam)

Published on Jul 14, 2017 starshipfive

"No Copyright infringement intented.

Sequence done on Cubase 5, then audio mixdown passed to Roland SP-404 Sampler.

Roland XP-60 - Solo #1 and train pass sound
Yamaha AN1x - Solo #2 with synth String sound, Effects
Alesis Micron - Solo #2 with synth tape string sound
Roland JP-8000 - Effects
Roland V-Synth XT - Vocoder trigged via midi by Kurzweil K2000
Kurzweil K2000 - Midi controller"

Somehow missed this one. You can find more covers from starshipfive in the archives here.


Published on Sep 14, 2017 KCSYNTHGUY

Moog Sub 37, DSI Prophet-6, and Clavia Nord Electro.

Roland Boutique JU-06 TR-09 Minimal Jam

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Calle Nilsson

"Roland Boutique TR-09 and JU-06 recorded with GO:Mixer and an iPhone"

tell me what you want

Published on Sep 14, 2017 lfoone

"Live Electro-Session with Deluge"

Wiard 300 Synth + Spring Reverb Music Thing Modular

Published on Sep 14, 2017 DavidH

Percussa #ssp #eurorack Kickstarter update - Programmable Logic, Input Channels and More

via Bert on the Percussa Kickstarter campaign site:

"The past week I've been evaluating a few different ways to connect the input channels on the SSP to the ARM SoC we're using. My goal is to maximize supported sample rate and resolution. I already had a pretty good idea how I was going to do this and now have a solid plan to connect the inputs. The implementation I have in mind should enable us to support the same sample rate of 192kHz and resolution of 32 bits on all the inputs, which means there will be no difference between a CV or audio input or output. I've chosen a programmable logic solution to connect the 16 inputs, so I'll be writing code for that in the next weeks and running tests.

At the same time I'll also start working on the schematics and layout for the SSP. This will be based on the Percussa Engine. The CPU module will be moved to the back of the main motherboard, to make room for the 3.5mm input and output jacks on the right hand side. My plan is to keep most of the digital stuff on the back side of the PCB where the CPU module will be, and keep the analog circuitry on the front side close to the input and output jacks. In the schematics I'll be adding the programmable logic, additional ADCs, input stages, etc.

As I work on the above I'll be posting updates to keep you all in the loop. Thanks again for backing and for your support!


Percussa reached their Kickstarter funding and the project moves ahead. The SSP is now available for Pre-order.

Novation Circuit Mono Station Overview Videos by Enrique Martinez

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Enrique Martinez


1. Filter Types - Circuit Mono Station
"In this video I focus solely on the different filter types Circuit Mono Station offers, as well as the distortion types."

2. External Audio Input - Circuit Mono Station
"In this video I focus on the audio input of Circuit Mono Station and how it can be effected by the different filter types and the distortion options."

Oberheim Two Voice Pro demo #3

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Boele Gerkes

"Don't look any further Nick Batt... Four Pulse waveshape VCOs played in unison and modulated by 2 internal and 2 external LFOs while turning filter cutoff, resonance and the HP-LP Noth knobs."

All parts here.

Serge Paperface '78 & Moog muSonics Minimoog '71 - Sept 13, 2017

Published on Sep 14, 2017 batchas

Intellijel Plonk Overview

Published on Sep 14, 2017 intellijel

"Chapter Markers:
1. Triggering, Loading, Saving, and Tuning Sounds - 1:06
2. Exciter Section - 3:06
3. Object Section - 4:46
4. X, Y, Mod, and Config - 7:01
5. Example 1 (Decay and Morph) - 9:07
6. Example 2 (Preset Stepping Drum Kits) - 10:55
7. Example 3 (Preset Stepping Bassline) - 13:32

Plonk uses a technique known as physical modelling to synthesize, with great realism, the way in which sound is produced by acoustic instruments. The Plonk module is, itself, focused primarily on creating percussive sounds — both pitched and un-pitched; natural and unnatural; acoustic-sounding or totally electronic.

Plonk does this by breaking sound creation into two distinct elements — the exciter and the resonator. The exciter is a mathematical model of the device used to strike a particular surface. Plonk, because it’s percussion oriented, has two types of exciters: one modelled on a mallet, and the other providing a noise source. The resonator is a virtualization of the object being struck, which vibrates, resonates and creates the body of a sound. Plonk offers several types of resonators: beam; marimba; drumhead; membrane; plate; and string.

Plonk provides numerous parameters that let you shape, mold and design both the exciter and the resonator, thus enabling you to synthesize the sound of striking or scraping almost any type of object — real or imagined. In this way, Plonk can accurately model the sounds of kicks, snares, toms, cymbals, claps, tablas, congas and all manner of traditional percussion instruments. It can also model pitched percussive instruments, like vibes, marimbas, and even bass or guitar-like tones. Of course, it additionally excels at modelling instruments that heretofore never existed.

Best of all, the sounds created by Plonk are not static — any sound you design can respond dynamically to velocity, as well as four different modulation inputs. This means the sound of Plonk can change completely from note-to-note (or strike-to-strike). Because of this, Plonk is actually a duophonic (2-voice) module, which lets the sound of one note decay naturally when a second note (possibly employing an entirely different set of modelling values) is struck. Thus, hitting a new note does not choke the sound of the previously struck note (unless you want it to, of course)!

Plonk stores up to 128 patches in its internal memory, and ships with many presets programmed by professional sound designers and composers. You may overwrite these patches if you wish, and banks of patches may be transferred via MIDI System Exclusive over Plonk’s built-in mini-USB port to facilitate offline storage by programs or websites that support this capability.

Plonk was developed in cooperation with Montreal-based Applied Acoustics Systems — physical modelling pioneers, and the creators of Tassman, Lounge Lizard, String Studio, Ultra Analog, Chromaphone and numerous other plugins. It is with great pleasure that Intellijel brings the potential of this physical modelling technology to a hands-on, CV-laden device capable of the sort of dynamic control and sonic exploration that modular synthesists demand.

Resonator section models strings, beams, marimbas, drumheads, membranes, and plates.
Exciter section comprises a realistic mallet model and flexible noise source.
Two Voice Polyphonic at full resolution (16-bit 44.1Khz).
Pseudo multi-timbrality possible via CV selectable presets recalled on each new trigger/gate.
Full parameter randomization and morphing via CV/trigger.
All synthesis parameters can be assigned to the X, Y and MOD controls.
128 user preset slots with import/export via USB and come filled with factory presets designed Richard Devine and AAS.
Laser Mammoth compatible preset management"

Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 Demo

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Alphacode

"Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 8 voices Demo !"

Paper Synth Workshop Announcement & PS401 3:1 Clipping Mixer Details

See this previous post for a video.

Details on the 401 and workshop:

"Paper Synth 401 is a three channel mixer with built in diode clipping for each channel. Saturation is a classic way to get more character out of synthesized sounds. Sometimes it is also needed to ad some edginess to waveforms in order to give some gripping surface to, for example resonant filters.

The sound of the clipping is not like super harsh guitar pedal kind of distortion, instead it adds color and harmonics to the sound to make it more interesting, especially when the clipped signals are mixed together.

Each of the 3 channels has a separate volume control knob. Far left hand side is silence, middle of the turn is 0db, same volume as signal coming in. If the signal coming in is a eurorack standard 10Vpp, the mixer channel starts to clip after turning the knob right from the middle. Each channel offers a hefty 6db of clipping, so even if the signal coming in, is quieter than 10Vpp, it will get loud enough to start clipping.

The module can also be used as a normal clean mixer, if the channel knobs are kept below the middle point.

All the channels sum into a channel with separate volume control, allowing 6 db of clean gain when needed. A trimmable clip led is attached to the output of the main channel, normally trimmed to light up at 10Vpp.

Three Clip Mix comes with a standard eurorack power connector, but also supports +-15V systems with small modifications.

A non drilled diy aluminium faceplate is also handed at the workshop. We have a possibility to drill the faceplates in our workshop after the electronics have been built.

In the workshop we will build the PS411-EnvAmp. We learn the basics principles how the attack/release envelope generator works and how the optocoupler controlled VCA. And certainly we learn how to use the PS411 - EnvAmp.

All the tool and materials will be provided. The workshop will be held in English and German.

24. September 2017 - 12pm to 7pm
*Studio A.Pussinen & W.Spahn*
Gerichtstr. 12-13
Aufgang 5
Berlin Wedding (S-Bahn Humboldhain)
Costs: 70€ incl. undrilled Faceplate


kick me on a walnut cabinet w/ Dan Snazzelle of Snazzy FX at SchneidersBuero

kick me on a walnut cabinet from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"Dan Snazzelle was on tour throghout europe introducing five new modules in Barcelona, Berlin, Netherlands and Czech Republic stopping over at SchneidersBuero to talk about the presentations on Superbooth. Before seeing his wonderful and charismatic Gesprächskonzert from 2016 at the end of this video, we interrupted our conversation with a little teaser for the one by Clifton Cameron in 2017 introducing the Analogue Systems Cabinet currently laying on the desk we are standing at. Unfortunately this one has not been filmed from the beginning, so the concert part is missing but we will make it a theme in one of our next videos anyway."

All Analog Jam 6 (Tom Cat, Circuit Mono Station & TP-2)

Published on Sep 14, 2017 HardtekStudios

"The All Analog Jam series returns with the Akai Tom Cat Paired with the Novation Circuit Mono Station. They are both getting a dose of Tube overdrive & Compression thru the Korg TP-2. This is the core of a new track that will be released at the end of this month!"

Magnetismus 2 synthesizer Moog Minitaur no talking

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

"Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: This video shows the Magnetismus 2 Compressor and Transient Shaper in action. The analogue Moog Minitaur is pushed properly. More presence is the result and it shows how good the Magnetismus 2 works as a subtle to rude but always creative sound forming tool."

Cheetah MS800 Basics

Published on Sep 13, 2017 Paddy C

"An introduction to one of the worlds most challenging Synth modules: The Cheetah MS800 Digital Wave Synthesizer."

Also see C2:- Cheetah MS800 waveforms

The Cheetah MS800 was used in Aphex Twins' Cheetah EP. Click here and scroll down for additional posts on the Cheetah MS800.

Roland System 100M SN 313017 - s&h / lfo / ring mod / noise

via this auction

Serviced Polivoks Analog Russian USSR Mono Synth with Midi and Case

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly

via this auction

Application Note #13: GeoShred and the LinnStrument

Published on Sep 14, 2017 moForte

Andrew Hunter - Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Improvisation #9. Sept. 14/2017

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Andrew Hunter Music

"beats, drones and noise. metropolis + Pitts oscillators+boogie on bass, e340+polivoks on drone/lead keys, tip top drums, pitts DNA + pitts modulator doing S&H noise, dixie + megawave+pitts sequencer+ pitts filter+ pitts delay+ erbe verb on resonant screams, springray on snare."

e-Licktronic NAVA / KORG volca keys / Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Masaki Takada

"I played with distorting NAVA and keys with Analog Heat's Saturation circuit:)

assembled by Pharmasonic"

See the e-Licktronic label below for more.

Experimental AI atmosphere music (Refraktions, Moog M32, Erebus, Novation Circuit, ROLI blocks)

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Peter Chers

"Experimental Artificial Intelligence music session. I use Refraktions IOS App in MIDI Mode to control hardware synthesizers: Moog Mother 32, Dreadbox Erebus, Novation Circuit. The musical sequence is completely generated by the Artificial Intelligence Refraktions IOS App.

Other gear: ROLI Lightpad Block, Ipad Air 2, Focusrite Scarlett 18i8, JBL LSR305, AKAI MPD 232."

Announcing Bitwig Studio 2.2

Published on Sep 14, 2017 bitwig

"We're happy to announce Bitwig Studio 2.2 to the world. Featuring Ableton Link, new devices and modulators and much more."

Propellerhead Releases LAYERS Quadrasonic Sample Player - Rack Extension

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Propellerhead

"Propellerhead Releases Layers Rack Extension

Get inspired and create more music by layering pristine audio samples of sought-after synths from the 80’s and 90’s

Stockholm, Sweden, September 14, 2017 – Propellerhead today released Layers, a new Reason Rack Extension. Layers Quadrasonic Sample Player is a virtual sample collection of vintage synthesizers, re-imagined in a modern, creative instrument. You can access new sounds and get inspired by layering and sculpting pristine audio samples from classic 80’s and 90’s synth keyboards to create new music.

“Layers is a new type of Rack Extension instrument that provides great sounding samples from some of the most sought-after synths,” stated Mats Karlöf, Propellerhead Product Manager. 'In addition to the great sounding samples, Layers also offers the flexibility to create and design your own sounds or access an expansive library of patches from expert sound designers.'

The bulk of the Layers sample set was created by recording a collection of rare and sought-after synthesizers from the golden age of analog. The instruments sampled include Alesis Andromeda A6, Roland Juno-60, Jupiter-4, Korg Poly-800, Moog Prodigy, Waldorf Microwave, and Oberheim Matrix, to name a few*.

With four separate layers of samples, comprehensive effects and modulation, and a built-in step sequencer to trigger your sounds, Layers is the instrument that will bring out your best ideas when you need them. You can skip straight to the music with Layers’ built-in patches from expert sound designers, or get creative and create your own sounds from Layers’ first-class sample sets. With an easy-to grasp interface, it’s easier than ever to bring out your own rich, evolving synth sounds to suit your musical needs.

For a limited-time only, Propellerhead is offering a 30% off discount for Layers until September 30, 2017.

* All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitute an association or affiliation with Propellerhead Software. Any products or trademarks mentioned are solely used to identify the products whose sound was studied during development and/or for comparison purposes only.

Pricing and Availability
Layers is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store and will retail for $99 USD / €99 EUR.
For a limited-time, save 30% off and get Layers for $69 USD / €69 EUR. Offer ends September 30, 2017.

Visit for further details."


Published on Sep 14, 2017 BoBeats

"Want a free way to explore modular synthesis? In this video I go over a new virtual synthesizer software that gives you just that. FOR FREE!

Download software here:
Become a Patron and get access to my patches:"

And a track from:

The Klirrfaktor: VCV Rack - a complete track

Published on Sep 13, 2017 TheKlirrfaktor

"I tried to make a complete track with VCV Rack.
At least I got a 8 track recording in Logic Pro.
VCV Rack is nice and behaves mostly like a real modular system - but arranging live with only one (:D) mouse is challenging.
I wasn't able to get the harmonic stuff in tune (maybe there will be a Quantizer someday ...) - the sequencer knobs are to small or maybe the resolution is not high enough - I don't know.
But hey - it's beta and free - so what ;)

You can download the patch here:

See the VCV label directly below for more.

It will sound different on your system because i mixed it (EQ, Reverbs etc...)"

Expert Sleepers General CV - chords

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Expert Sleepers

"Messing with the Chord mode on the General CV. All sound from the one module, recorded direct via an ES-8."

New DETECT-Rx & CLONE Eurorack Modules from Steady State Fate

"DETECT-Rx features three useful utilities to expand your modular capabilities.

EXTRACT-R is a voltage controlled comparator with three selectable range settings, LINE LEVEL, 5V and 10V. A Threshold knob sets the trip point to extract a 10V gate signal. CV input for allows for PWM and voltage control of the comparator threshold.

RECTIFY-R is a simple positive voltage rectifier for octave-up and rectifying bipolar signals into positive only signals.

DETECT-R is a versatile Envelope Follower with three selectable frequency ranges, an additional envelope smoothing control and an input gain control offering up to 27dB of input gain to accommodate line and low level signals - including med to hi output guitar pickups.

Some convenient Jack normalizations are provided:

Patching into the DETECT-R only; will normalize the input into the EXTRACT-R and RECTIFY-R, providing all outputs from a single input.

Patching into the EXTRACT-R only; will normalize the GATE output into the Envelope DETECT-R input, producing an extracted GATE based envelope at the EXTRACT-R's output.

Using the Gate output into the Envelope DETECT-R input provides an additional following method based on variable Gate Extraction from the program material.

All normalizations break if additional inputs are utilized."

"CLONE is a 3hp, High fidelity Multiple featuring two 1x4 buffered multiples.

Multiple B is normalized from multiple A to provide 1x8 multiple capability.

CLONE allows for signal multiplication with extremely low degradation and each section is capable of driving an equivalent load impedance of 300Ohms without signal loss or distortion.

We use audiophile grade active components to ensure signal integrity and fidelity across the audio and low frequency spectrum, ensuring zero loss of your multiplied signals.

In light of modular making it's way into polyphonic territory, 1:4 multiples are necessary to accommodate 4 voice polyphonic modular systems."

via Steady State Fate

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