MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

LIVE Eurorack Acid Jam - Synthrotek Quadrangle, Verb, DS-M, MST VCO, MST LPF

Published on Sep 15, 2017 synthrotek

"A little ACID jam with all Synthrotek and MST Eurorack Modules, ~njoy!"

New Quadrangle - Quad Cascading Triggered Envelope Generator demo - EURORACK - Synthrotek

Published on Sep 15, 2017 synthrotek

via Synthrotek

"The Quadrangle is quad cascading triggered envelope generator with bipolar output attenuversion. Each channel has voltage control over attack and decay/release, end of attack and end of cycle trigger outputs, and mode (AR, loop and AD). Each channel's EOC is normalled to the next gate input, resulting in interesting rhythmic opportunities. Channel 4 has a "stop" or "continuous looping" switch which allows either a "one shot" cascaded envelope or continuous cycling. The SUM output allows for longer and more dynamic bipolar envelopes perfect for interesting modulation. Users can also voltage control all of the attacks and decay/releases simultaneously when using the ALL A and ALL D/R input jacks. Massive function generation, modulation, rhythm and versatility sets the Quadrangle in a class of its own.

4 Cascading envelope generators
Attenuverters for each envelope output (dial in that secret sauce!)
Attack, Decay/Release and Loop modes per channel
Super fast ~2 mS (Audio Rate) envelopes
CV over Attack and Decay/Release per channel
CV over ALL Attack and ALL Decay/Release
Bipolar Voltage SUM output of all envelopes
End of Attack & End of Cycle trigger outputs per channel
Normalled EOC to next channel Gate input (broken when jack is patched)
One Shot or Continuous Looping of all channels"

DIY Benjolin Synthesizer - Test Drive

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Sysex|Studio
Update: video was re-uploaded.

"This is my first time trying out the standalone Benjolin synthesizer I built in a DIY workshop at Knobcon Number Six, September 2017. Outstanding sounds you can get from this thing with a little fiddling around.

Here I have two separate channels of step sequencing from the Korg SQ-1 controlling the pitch of each oscillator. Oscillator two's pulse output is clocking the SQ-1 well into audio rates.

Looking forward to interfacing this with my modular system later.

Thanks to Pete Hartman of Frogleg Synthesis for this implementation of the Benjolin and for spending all day doing this workshop."

Roland SH-7 Analog Synth

via this auction

Phenol & Rhodes 9/15/2017

Published on Sep 15, 2017 SynthMania

Synth: Kilpatrick Audio PHENOL
Electric Piano: Rhodes SeventyThree
piano reverb: Digitech Polara

Roland JUNO-DS TR-808 Kit Making Quick Funky Beats Synthesizer Pattern Demo By Rik Marston

Published on Sep 15, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JUNO-DS TR-808 Kit Making Quick Funky Beats
Synthesizer & Pattern Demo By Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!** **Turn it UP!!!**

OMG so yes there are a bunch of video manuals & 'How-To' videos
already for this synth but I have had a ton of requests so here
is a video demo on how to make some quick funky beats on the
Roland JUNO-DS! I am using the factory TR-808 kit only for beats.
I've added a few tips n tricks on how to use the pattern sequencer
and get those great ideas down!! No way can anyone ask you that
universal question: 'Does it make beats?' ever again!
Here is the answer! YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
Hit play, HAVE FUN and make some funky beats!!!!!!!!

Recorded DRY into Ableton LIVE without extra FX

Thank you for watching!!!
More Synthesizer Demos
Ambient Chill Zen Music
Electronic Dance Music
Earth Empire
Ahnyxian Sound Design
(C)2017 Rik Marston"

TipTop Audio Z8000 Ping Patch

Published on Sep 15, 2017 xtal

"This is just a simple ping patch with some tricky modulations.
Livewire Vulcan and the Turing Machine+Pulses provide multiple clocks for the different rows of the TipTop Z8000 Matrix sequencer.
Serge VCFQ and Serge Wave Multipliers are the audio generator and processor.
The Z8000 controls the patch...
Horizontal Snake sequencer , fed into the QuantiZer , controls the frequency of the VCFQ , that is pinged by the Turing machine pulse.
Row 2 modulates the clock of the Vulcan
Row 3 controls the direction of the Vertical snake sequencer
Row A controls the amount of Fold of the Serge Multipliers.
Vertical snake Sequencer controls the VCFQ VC Q

The manual tweaking are limited to :
the VCFQ VC Q to achive a different decay time
the manual amount of Fold in the Wave Multipliers"

Kraftwerk Autobahn performance in Live with MIDI loops

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Paul Schilling

"A demo of some of the patches I created for the Arturia Modular V (part of the 'Kraft Tribute' patch set), with a little bit of live tweaking.

The Modular and Mini V do a good job of soft clip/distortion like the overdriven Minimoog filter/VCA"

Polyfusion Modular System at Knobcon

via Paul Schilling‎

"I was at Knobcon on could have been an elaborate dream but there was a Polyfusion booth, with a beautiful Polyfusion modular, and a very nice man told me reassuringly that they were bringing all of the modules back. They were even working on a poly synth using the same circuitry. Did anyone else have the same dream?"

According to the people bringing back the Polyfusion:

"The machine at the show is new old stock. Although we look young, we are working with and have exclusive license with Polyfusion in NY. Please get all the facts before spreading misinformation!!! We worked very hard to have this opportunity.

Polyfusion will be manufacturing the modules so they will be coming straight from them."

Oberheim OB-8 Analog 61 Note Keyboard Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One J-Wire Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer SN 1935

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Totally Integrated Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg DL-50 Delta Strings Synthesizer SN 281585

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Digital Vector Synth Synthesizer SN 0361

via this auction

Roland System 100-M Modular Analog Synthesizer

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 051895, 951351, 830710, 920951, 061754, 890844.

How To Learn Very Basics Of FM Synthesis - Minimoog Syntronik & FM4, From VCO, VCF To VCA, Part 2

Part 2 added to this post.

New Community Edition v5.00 OS Update for the genoQs Octopus and Nemo Sequencers

Good news for genoQs owners. BTW, if you are not familiar with genoQs sequencers, see the genoQs label at the bottom of this post for more.

via the CE OS Team:

"Dear Cephalopods,

We are very pleased to announce the 2017 Community Edition OS v5.00 for both Octopus and Nemo sequencers!

This release offers bug fixes, stabilisation, performance tuning and essential features that never quite made it to production.

Throughout the process of improvement all components have been rigorously tested by our dedicated CE OS team.

Although, bug fixes, stability and QC are the core mandate of the CE OS project we are happy to announce a number of exciting new features:

Octopus CE OS v5.00
- Step chord enhancement that supports stacked octaves
- Cluster Page Hold
- Improved Record/Re-take
- Step Zoom & Step Polyphony available from Edit Performance modes

Nemo CE OS v5.00
- Step chord enhancement that supports stacked octaves
- Cluster Page Hold
- Improved Record/Re-take
- Step Zoom available from all Page modes
- Doubles the amount of Pages
- Doubles the amount of Tracks per Page
- Doubles the amount of Concurrent Pages
- Multiplies by 4 the amount of Concurrent Tracks
- Multiplies by 4 the amount of Steps (upped from 4,096 to a dizzying 16,384)
- Chase Light Follow for Track Chains
- Reset to First Page on Page Cluster Follow
- New Grid Modes

The contributors to this project share the dream inherited from GenoQs of the ultimate sequencer and we have not compromised in any way whatsoever in making sure that this release is in keeping with that dream.

We hope you upgrade and delight in ever-more happy days, sequencing with these astonishing instruments.
Please feel free to ping us any feedback or comments on genoQs_users forum!


CE OS Team

Download Octopus / Nemo OS and Documentation

The Software is provided 'as is,' with all faults, defects and errors, and without warranty of any kind."

2x sub37 + REV2 + OB6 = analog madness!

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Jurren Mekking

"Improvised music by Bart Knol & Jurren Mekking.
All sounds by Bart & Jurren, no presets were used.

Synths in order of appearance:

Korg Arp Odyssey
Rhythmic pattern triggerd by Arturia Beatstep

DSI Prophet Rev2
Pad sound throughout song. Stacked layer can be heard when the mod wheel is up.

Moog Sub37
Bass sound


Moog Sub 37
Lead sound with Strymon BigSky

Arturia Drumbrute
Separated outputs:
Snare - Moog MF-108M Cluster Flux & Strymon Timeline
Clap - TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2
Rim - Earthquacker Devices Afterneath
Cymbal - TC Electronic Mimiq Doubler
Conga - TC Electronic Echobrain"

Frigid Days

Published on Sep 14, 2017

"Featuring Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2", Synthstrom Audible Deluge, & Korg MS-20.

Luke Neptune- Fake (Alexander O'Neil cover/remix) Prophet 6, OB-6, Boss RC505

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Luke Neptune

"Prophet 6, OB-6, Boss RC505
Download the audio for free here"

ARP Odyssey - Odyssey

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Custom patch on ARP Odyssey KORG


Published on Sep 14, 2017 Worwell

"Harvestman Patch"

ROLAND JU-06 Limited Edition Boutique Version of the Juno-106

via this auction

At first I thought this might be a limited version of the JU-06 different from standard versions, but apparently all JU-06s are limited-edition per Roland. Curious how many were made. If anyone knows feel free to leave a comment. I did a quick search and it appears to be sold-out at most shops. This listing is in via a supporting member of the site.

Homebrew Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Rhythm Machine & Mega Synthesizer by Rael

Published on Feb 15, 2017 rael16x

TR-909/TR-707 inspired interface/skin.

This and the below appear to be beta software from Rael for the Sega Mega Drive, aka Sega Genesis. via Wikipedia: "The Sega Genesis, known as the Mega Drive[b] in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd."

The sound source for the Sega Genesis is the Yamaha YM2612 and Texas Instruments SN76489.

Video details:




"It is a rhythm machine for 16 mega drive mega drive using PCM.

Pattern editing.
Tempo setting.
Drum kit selection.
Mute per instrument.
I can do the above things."

Published on Sep 12, 2017


"The mega synthesizer is a synthesizer software dedicated to mega drive made for improvisation and live performance.
I develop it in C language using SGDK of mega drive development kit. "

Live Modular Synth Impro by Solar #05

Live Modular Synth Impro by Solar #05 from Hira on Vimeo.

"Live to 2 track" recording

Modular Synth,Sound system,Vibration Speakers(Resonator) cymbal,Bass Drum

by portable solar power generation system

Wind sensor_Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium

Windmill_KOMA Elektronik, Field Kit

Mutable Instruments Clouds/Peaks/Rings

Cwejman VCA-4MX Quad VCA Mixer

Studiologic Sledge Synth Tutorial 59

Published on Sep 15, 2017 David Clements

"George Hall recreates some classic Roland D50 and SH2 sounds on a Studiologic Sledge synthesiser. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

YepYep -CALC- Novation Peak, Circuit and Mono Station, Digitakt, Leploop, TR 808 and SH101

Published on Sep 15, 2017 -CALC-

"All clocked from the TR808- sending sync to the CMS which is passing the clock further down.

Loving the chewy SH101 sound being triggered buy the TR808 to. it plays wonderfully with the rest of the gear too.

This track was born out of putting some new samples into Circuit for a work video (thanks to Lucky Catz for the samples too). Its such a complete set-up I'd be happy with this little lot ever more!
Also massive shout to the Leploop again, it truly is one of my favourite ever devices (needs the MIDI tuning calibrating though).

The middle build up is the Leploop with a wonderful pinging FM tone over the top from PEAK. I kinda went over the top with some reverb from the Big Skies but why not.

CMS is on audio processing duties only on this one with the Circuit and Digitakt passing through a filter sequence and some (sometimes more than some!) distortion. The audio pass through is some serious processing and really can breath life into anything that's a little static.

Finally got to road test my new Dynacord Echocord 100 straight outta Budapest (Thanks Imo!). Its a beast and whilst the tape delay is exactly what I was after, I didn't realise its a killer pre-amp too. The 808 through the drive of this sounds incredible.

I think this set-up is a keeper (although sadly the TR808 isn't..... aaahh One day..... )

Oh yeah I forgot to wear my watch!

Hope you enjoy it

TOM OBERHEIM SEM PRO Analog Synthesizer SN 0697

via this auction

This post just came in after the last one featuring the SEM PRO & SH-101. Funny how that happens. Things just randomly come in and now and then they line up.


Published on Sep 15, 2017 once upon a synth

"Pairing the Roland System 100 Model 101 with the Tom Oberheim SEM Pro. The Roland Model 101 is the keyboard synth part of the System 100 series which was a system of synths made by Roland in the 70s. The Tom Oberheim SEM Pro is a reissue of the classic Synthesizer Expander Module (SEM) which he made in the 70s to expand existing modular synths at the time.

Together these pair quite nicely because they both sound amazing and they're both semi-modular. This means that they both expose patch points so you can access different components like the oscillator and filter.

In this video I take advantage of the external audio input of the Model 101 to add a second oscillator via the SEM. This is easy because the SEM exposes both of its oscillators via the patch panel. So all you have to do is patch the keyboard CV from the model 101 into the CV control of one of the oscillators on the SEM. Then, you simply patch the output of the waveform you want into the external input on the Model 101.

I also go through different types of patching in the video like replacing the envelope generator of the 101 with the SEM's envelope."

Introducing: KOMA Strom Power System

Published on Sep 15, 2017 KOMA Elektronik

"Strom is a strong, reliable and cost effective power solution for the Eurorack modular system. Both Strom and Strom+ modules offer short circuit protection, a replaceable fuse and an ultra low ripple on all rails. The input voltage is 15V DC (we offer a high quality 15V PSU from CINCON in our bundles) and the output to the modules is 1,5A on both +12V and +5V rails and 1,0A on the -12V rail. It can be used with normal busboards and flying busboards.

STROM+ additionally offers our new Current Sensing Technology. It gives the user visual feedback of the current consumption in the case. The status LED’s on each rail will turn orange once the current consumption is approaching it’s maximum load. Once the rail’s maximum load has been reached, or has gone over, the LED will turn red.

One active module can power up multiple skiffs thanks to the Strom Passive Module that distributes the power and can be linked to an active or another passive module with the two link connectors on the front panel of the module."




"KOMA STROM Busboard is a reliable bus board with an elegant black matte design and neon green status LED’s per rail. It includes jumpers for the CV/gate lines as well as the self-adhesive plastic standoffs."

Seqic Chaotic Sequencer - BETA progress!

Published on Sep 15, 2017 transient (noisyvagabond)

Like a pinball sequencer.

"Seqic Chaotic Sequencer is a project I've been playing with off and on for the past few years. I've had a version up on a couple sites that was more of a proof of concept than anything. It was simply a single bank of sounds and a limited number of effects. I've added quite a bit in terms of visuals and effects and have reached ten banks per spinner. I'd like to have 99 banks per spinner (which should give an insane amount of possible combinations) when I complete the project so lots of work ahead. The sequencer is certainly not meant to be a serious music creation tool but rather a fun toy to play around and make some really strange noises with. Mostly it's just a glitch machine that makes horribly unlistenable 'music'. The balls randomly traverse the field and trigger random effects. You can add more balls/notes/effects by dragging them from their containers. The program was made with Construct 2 an HTML5 based engine."

Instruo - Aither & Parat+ // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 15, 2017 DivKidVideo

"More of that secret awesome-sauce that is anything the guys at Instruo put their hands on. Aither offers a great interface for a killer iPad app or any touch OSC interface from wireless devices to modular or from modular to the iPad interface. The app was called Parat+ check the link below for more info.

For more info on Parat+ visit"

Modular and Logic hook up trial

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Lester Barnes

"Trailer music demo using ES3 and Silent Way software to sync DAW to Modular"

Featuring ALM Synth, AION, Mutable Instruments, & Verbos Electronics eurorack modules.

MakeNoise 0-Coast - My first test session after the unboxing with sound demo (Riamiwo StudioVlog 54)

Published on Sep 15, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Last week I got one of these crazy semi modularsynths.. The 0-Coast is really nice and totally different to my other analog-synths. Here are a few patches... just patching around without really knowing what I'm doing:)"

Novation K-Station SN K000862 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg Poly-800 synth w/ Moog Slayer Mod SN 037678 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Make Noise 0-Coast Semi Modular Synth SN 4074

via this auction

Steampunk Mutable Instruments Shruthi Synth Digital/Analogue Hybrid

via this auction

"Shruthi synthesizer (electronics designed by Mutable Instruments) in a steampunk vintage style box with brass panel. It is a digital/analogue hybrid monophonic synthesizer with digital oscillators but analogue filter and VCA. This one is fitted with the "4-pole mission" variable state filter with several flavours of resonance. Four extra knobs have been added to control the Shruthi's CV inputs and their function can be programmed uniquely for each patch using the routing matrix. (Note: by default they do nothing unless allocated in the routing matrix).

The operation manual can be found here.

Just for clarity, Shruthi is an open source design and the "official" Mutable PCB's have not been used in this build. However the electronics are 100% as per the Mutable Instruments design. I am a Mutable "Trusted Builder".

The "light bulbs" are actually LED's cunningly designed to look like light bulbs. There is a battery compartment (6 x AA) on the underside for portable use, but it can also be powered externally via the socket on the back. The brass is beginning to show a "patina" which adds to the vintage feel."


Published on Sep 15, 2017 mishpult

"A slow techno jam in 113 bpm. Electribe 2 is sequencing the Microgranny, Volca FM and controlling the synths of the Novation Circuit via midi. Volca sample is routed to the audio in of the Electribe. HOF reverb and KP2S as send effects from the mixer. Everything is recorded as a stereo out from the mixer into a Denon DR-M33HX audio cassette deck and then brought to the computer for slight EQ and limiter."

Elektron Digitakt - Resampling a simple loop into something cool!!!

Published on Sep 15, 2017

"Live jam and sound design using the Elektron Digitakt. This vid shows a simple sequence I re-sampled turned into a more interesting rhythmic loop. Add conditional triggers and param locks. Got into some velocity locks for the first time. The digitakt is deep, sometimes you forget the simple things. I hope you enjoy!"

8 Bill Jobs - Retro Pad Acid Jam (Elastic Drums Update 2.1.3)

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Oliver Greschke

"Short excerpt of one of the 10 presets Bill Jobs created with using the new Bill Jobs (synthQ) sample Kit, that just got released as In-App Purchase for Elastic Drums. Bill Jobs is not only a very long time presets creator for Elastic Drums, he is also the developer of the fantastic iOS app "synthQ". All of the samples of the kit were created by sampling sounds of the synthQ app."

iTunes: Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

"What's New in Version 2.1.3
- bugfix: if you purchased all sample kits you were not able to scroll down to the kits at the very bottom"

NDLR Setup Jam

Published on Sep 14, 2017 Conductive Labs

"Steve sets up The NDLR with 3 Volcas (Bass, FM, & Beats) and the Deepmind 12 for a little music jam. He show how to connect them via MIDI and gets a little jam going."

See the Conductive Labs label below for more.

Some cool Alesis QuadraSynth Plus patches

Published on Sep 14, 2017 SynthMania

"Eight patches on the Alesis QuadraSynth Plus Piano:
00:10 Door-way
00:46 ModWhlClav
01:27 D4 Pwr Kit
02:02 ToneWhlPrc
02:39 Bali Hai
03:37 Industrial
04:07 Dark Piano
05:05 Rave&House"

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