MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Reboot" Soundset for Kawai K4 / K4r (64 Patches) real-time test

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Nacho Marty Meyer

Access Virus TI Lead Sound & Arpeggiator Demos

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Joey

"Really quick demo of just one lead sound in the Access Virus TI. Not playing anything good but just a quick video to show the sound. Recorded straight into logic through an apogee duet."

Access Virus TI Arpeggiator Demo

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Joey

"Quick demo of the Access Virus TI arpeggiator. Recorded straight into logic through an apogee duet."

Moog muSonics Minimoog

via this auction

Roland SH-3 SN 220190

via this auction

Clavia Nord Lead Rack 3 Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is the rack version of the amazing Nord Lead 3 virtual analog synth. Excellent condition and works great. Also includes rack ears, original power cable, and manual!

Clavia did something really cool with this synth that it didn't do with any of the other Nord Leads, before or since, and that's the super cool LED graphic rotary encoder knobs on this version. Also, the full LCD screen lets you save patch names instead of just numbers like the previous versions of the synths. And this are just some of the extra features.

Some of what Clavia says about the NL3....

With the Nord Lead 3 Clavia takes Virtual Analog to a higher level and introduces the Advanced Subtractive Performance Synthesizer. ‘Advanced Subtractive’ because of the extremely flexible sound engine, featuring a combination of traditional shapable waveforms and a very intuitive 2 or 4 operator FM engine. All this can be routed through the high quality multi filter for further shaping. ‘Performance Synthesizer’ because of its unsurpassed user interface and play control functions such as: keyboard hold, parallel polyphonic glide in legato mode, single-key triggering of whole chords and even clusters of slightly detuned voices for super-unison effects. The Nord Lead 3 also has four separate Morph groups. The Morph function lets you continuously control defined ranges of up to 26 parameters in a sound, using only a single control source. This lets you produce radical changes to a sound in a very fast and easy way."

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #52 (Morphagene as a stereo delay)

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Rheyne

"Using the Make Noise Morphagene as a stereo delay for both VCOs of a DPO. The left input is VCO A, with FM from one of the VCOs of a Moog DFAM, faded-in with a channel from Maths to the carrier-in of a modDemix, triggered by a Tempi. The right input is VCO B, with FM from a 0-Coast, faded-in using the slope output to the Dynamics input, triggered by a different channel on the Tempi. Two Mother-32 sequencers control the pitch of both VCOs on the DPO.

The bass swells are from a Noise Engineering LIP, with an Erica Synths Black VC EG controlling filter swells on a Dave Smith Curtis Filter, with all four tone controls of the LIP modulated by an Erica Synths Octasource. The pad is from a third Moog Mother-32. Both of these voices run through an Erica Synths Black Hole DSP for additional reverb. Reverb on the main mix is from a Strymon BigSky.

No outside MIDI or DAW was used, all notes and modulations are from the synths."

Make Noise B&G Shared System - 'Balance'

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Caspar Hesselager

"No editing or post-processing. Audio-only versions of all patches:

Overall patch notes:

-René sequences DPO Osc A and B with the unquantized (tuned manually) and quantized pitch cv.
Some X gates

-DPO has the gate out on Pressure Points 1 going to Exp FM on Osc B to create momentary, clangy, high-pitched notes. Osc A has a slight Lin FM from the Wogglebug Smooth Audio, and slight Exp FM from a few occasional Gates fired by René. Osc B is modulated by the Woggle audio out from Wogglebug. Both the Final and the Sine outputs on Osc B are used.

-Pressure Points 2-4 control Slide on Moprhagene, creating different presets for the sample.

-Maths OR and Sum outs go to Optomix, inverted output goes to Fold on DPO B.
Ch. 1 Fall is modulated by the cv out from Erbe Verb (going through Wogglebug S&H, making it a stepped voltage).

-ErbeVerb is set in reverse mode, clocked by Clock out from Echophon, and is modulated heavily
by its own CV out (going back into decay and depth) and Smoothed cv out from Wogglebug into Size.

-Tempi clocks René X and Y axes, occasionally sending a reset pulse to the X Mod input.

-Everything goes through a subtle delay on the Echophon before hitting the ErbeVerb."

Analog Synthesizer

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Andreas Remshagen

"Hörprobe eines selbstgebauten Analog-Synthesizers
1. Teil"

Andreas Remshagen

Dave Smith Talks About the Prophet REV2

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Synth Expert

"Legendary synth designer and MIDI progenitor Dave Smith talks about one of his latest synth, the Prophet REV2, which provides up to 16 real analog voices."

Upcoming Todd Barton Tour

You've seen Todd Barton's numerous videos featured here on MATRIXSYNTH. I am happy to announce he has a limited number of performances coming up in Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Seattle, and Stockton. If you are in the general area for any of the upcoming dates, you might not want to miss it. This is a rare opportunity to see a expert at his craft. Some dates will feature workshops and lectures.

You can find full details here.

Rome, Italy September 28-30. 2-day workshop featuring Buchla electronic instruments, followed by a concert with my friend Federico Placidi.

Berlin, Germany October 2. An evening of Serge Modular systems talk, performance and jam session hosted by Berlin Modular.

Vienna, Austria October 8. An evening Serge Modular systems talk and performance hosted by Raw Voltage and Tonsalon.

Portland, Oregon October 27. A pre-Halloween Easel performance at Modular 8!

Seattle, Washington October 28. Performance on the Buchla Music Easel hosted by Wayward Music Series.

Stockton, California November 13. Performance with Dr. Robert Coburn on Hordijk synthesizers."

Postcard Project: Todd Barton Performs Ion Eclipse

Published on Sep 17, 2017

"Modular synthesizer player Todd Barton performs Ion Eclipse (composed by Sarah Belle Reid, July 2017), performed and looped live with his Bucha Music Easel, iProgramCard, Eventide H9 FX, and Boss RC-3 Looper."

Postcard Project: Todd Barton Explains Ion Eclipse

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Sarah Belle Reid

"Modular synthesizer player Todd Barton explains his setup + process on the Buchla Music Easel for his performance of Ion Eclipse (composed by Sarah Belle Reid, July 2017).

This is part of The Postcard Project, an experimental postcard/music exchange project between Sarah Belle Reid and collaborators around the world. To listen to Todd's full performance, visit

This project is made possible with support through Patreon. For more info on how to be involved visit:

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation."

Knobcon 2017 Videos by Synth Expert

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Synth Expert

Yamaha Montage Spiralizer Effect - Knobcon 2017
KV Gear Vixen at Knobcon 2017
Synthrotek at Knobcon 2017
Elektron Analog Heat at Knobcon 2017
Elektron Digitakt at Knobcon 2017
Analogue Solutions Fusebox at Knobcon 2017
Polyfusion at Knobcon 2017
Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer at Knobcon 2017
Bob Moog Foundation at KnobCon 2017
Novation Circuit MonoStation at Knobcon 2017
Mystic CIrcuits at Knobcon 2017
Roland D-05 First Look - Knobcon 2017
Roland SE-02 Analog Synth at Knobcon 2017
Modal Craft Synths at Knobcon 2017
Korg Vox Continental at Knobcon 2017
WMD Arpitecht at Knobcon 2017
Doctor Synth Loves ROMplers - Knobcon 2017
Universal Audio at Knobcon 2017
Delptronics Analog Drum Machine - Knobcon 2017

Knobcon 2017 Videos by Synthtopia

Published on Sep 12, 2017 Synthtopia


KVgear Vixen Mixer Sneak Preview At Knobcon 2017
Roland D-05 Hands-On Demo
Synthesis Technology WaveEdit & Wavetable VCOs
Conductive Labs NDLR Polyphonic Arpeggiator Sneak Preview
Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm First Look
Elektron Digitakt Sampling Workflow
Couture Voltage Synth-Inspired Clothing At Knobcon 2017
Using Elektron Analog Heat With Overbridge
ZORX Electronics CV Controllers
SYINSI Intros Compact 1U Modular Synthesizer
Five12 Vector Sequencer (Sneak Preview)
Roland TR-08 Drum Machine Hands-On Demo At Knobcon
Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer
Roland SH-01A Synthesizer At Knobcon 2017
Mystic Circuits Eurorack & 1U Modules At Knobcon

tc electronic Echobrain sound demo (no talking) w/ Novation Peak

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Bonedo

Jim Aikin on Modular Synth Patching - 3 of 3

Part 3 added to the main post here.


via this auction

Follow-up to this post.

This set features the following:

"Re-writable cartridge with a total of 80 patches. (2 Banks* 40 Patches)

Compatible with the ESQ-1, ESQ-M and SQ-80.

This cart is re-writable, the pre-programmed patches can be overwritten.

3D printed case (Clear / Black), gold plated contacts and white LED power indicator when the cart is inserted.

Patch List:

11: TOADQ 12: ZILTS 13: SYNBRA 14: FATBAS 15: CLAP 1
21: TOYPN2 22: ORGON2 23: TRUMPS 24: FNKBS2 25: SLTDR3
26: MP STR 27: NEAR 28: GAMELA 29: ECHO P 30: WSTLVX
31: BLPNO2 32: LOPIPE 33: BRASS2 34: AC BAS 35: SYNTOM
36: PIZZ 37: HOARSE 38: SWEET 39: ECHOBL 40: "BEE"2

21: ELPNO4 22: FLUIT 23: BIG 2 24: THUMP 25: BRUSH
31: TOYNSE 32: BLAP 33: HIPLSE 34: BASS 5 35: KICKLO
36: 12 STR 37: SAKU-H 38: AMBVIB 39: NIMPEX 40: BENDUP"

DrumPlay 091717

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"This was the start of an exercise to see how many drums voices I could get out of my big box.

I used an Optomix with some noise for #1 Disting MK3 Resonator for #2 Braids in various modes for #3 Rings for #4 Little Drummer Boy for #s 5, 6 and 7 Radio Music playing drum samples for #8

I noticed a couple things right away.

The Disting resonator makes a sound on both the rising and falling edge of any gate, so I had to crank gate width to 0 on the BSP.

The Radio Music was late, so I had to turn gate timing for each beat to -50 so things would happen on time.

I could probably build some more simple drums, but I'd want more ADSRs to do it right."

severence // inside a dream patch

Published on Sep 17, 2017

"// vacuum tube noise soundscapes

// patch notes //

erogenous tones levit8 out 2 - metasonix rk1 decay cv in
erogenous tones levit8 out 7 - metasonix r54 pitch cv a
erogenous tones levit8 out 7 - metasonix r55 pitch cv a
erogenous tones levit8 out 7 - schippmann omega-phi pm depth

BURG - norwalkers (blofeld, volca, monologue, MI rings, braids, octone)

Published on Sep 17, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

Waldorf Blofeld is in the house! :)

As some of you know I purchased the Blofeld while traveling in Europe on vacation and I have been dying to get a jam done since I came back home... on this premiere jam it does a sort of a gritty/brassy lead with some added messed up modulation using the pitch bend and modulation wheel. I am pairing it up with the big guns, eventide space and Strymon timeline for some ICE shimmer delay in the timeline + a smooth hall reverb in the space.

The track has a lot of stuff going on, TR8 in double speed, volca bass does the main bass with a monologue 14 step polyrhythm pattern on top being fed with some high overtone melodies from the volca fm (in a 16 step pattern) for that stabby chord effect.

The modular is doing an 8 step round robin on the octone with rings + braids is being controlled by the beatstep in a 12 step pattern... the braids has dual filters, HPF and LPF modulated by some LFOs and an envelope style curve in the maths which is triggered by random using the 2hp Turing machine.

The polyrhythms help to give a lot of space in between melodies since they create a lot of variation, e.g allows for smooth transitions.

Elektron A4 fills in with some sequences and percussion and it is also controlling the 0-coast via CV (which is not really visible under the monologue). The majority of the sequences and percussion in the analog four has conditional triggers set which adds complexity and variation to the beats.

All in all, a fun track to make with the new setup, even though I no longer have the system-1, tb-3, erebus.. it is a bit different when prepping everything with the waldorf being broken into the workflow :) but, still good fun! I do miss the bubbly TB-303 style sounds though, and I have a plan to replace that in the future, so do not despair! :)

Hope you can enjoy it!

Gear used: blofeld, NLA1, reface CP, ms-20, monologue, volca bass x2, fm, keys, elektron A4, TR8, 0-coast

Current modular rack:

FX, strymon timeline + eventide space (blofeld), el capistan (ms-20), catalinbread CSIDMAN, red panda particle, bluesky (reface CP). Zoom ms-70 CDR, keys + bass, EQD transmisser, space spiral, keeley caverns, RE-20 (modular)."

Korg Minilogue + Ohmless Lorena demo

Published on Sep 17, 2017 PetrolLimiter

"DRIVE WARZ vol. 1

The quest to find the ultimate clean drive pedal for synths starts here! The Lorena is supposedly a Klon clone with high headroom, transparent output, and not so great heavy drive sounds."

ER-301 Ultraviolet Granular // Custom Unit Clouds Clone

Published on Sep 17, 2017 r beny

"Orthagonal Devices ER-301 Custom Unit - Ultraviolet (Clouds Clone)

As a challenge, I set out to make a Clouds 'clone' custom unit on the Orthagonal Devices ER-301. It's not strictly or exactly a clone, but rather a Clouds-inspired custom unit that expands on the Manual Grains unit in the 301. It adds a few Clouds-inspired controls, as well as a few other twists. I ended up with 2 different versions for now (more on that later). It's heavy on the CPU (65%-75%) and there were two features I played with swapping out. There are two main Clouds features missing - one is the reverb and the other is the texture control that shapes the envelopes of the grains.

This current version was built with and was only tested on firmware 0.2.18!! It may work with previous versions, as long as it has the highpass filter. I would recommend only using it on 0.2.18 for now. It's only in stereo for now as well. The input is automatically set to IN1, but may be changed.

Shoutout to Lance Drake and Bryan Noll for helping me test this! And shoutout to Joshua Saddler for notes and ideas.

Here is a list of the paramters and what they do (everything can be put under CV-control)

Wet/Dry - Sets the wet/dry mix between the input source and the granular unit
In Gain - Sets the amount of the input signal feeding into the recording buffer/granular unit
Freeze - Gate input, stops the recording buffer from recording
Trigger - Trigger input, triggers the grains
Reverse - Toggle input, reverses the grains
Density - Triggers the grains internally without the need for a trigger input
Position - Sets the start point for the grains
Size - Sets the size of the grains
Cut - Cutoff of the filters
Res - Resonance of the filters
Pass - "Spread" of the filters
V/Oct - Volt per octave pitch control of the grains
Warble - Adds a small amount of pitch warble to the grains. Has a chorus effect when you can still hear the dry signal
Spread - Stereo spread and panning amount of the grains
Mod - Adds internal random modulation to the Position and Size parameters that are synced to both the Trigger Input and the Density Input
Gain - Grain gain

There are two versions of Ultraviolet - one has a feedback control which feeds the grains back into manual grain unit. The other has a control called Refract that is a distortion/bit crushing unit. I'm including a custom unit with both controls, but it's prone to pops after a while.

The recording buffer is set to one second, just like Clouds, but it can be changed pretty easily.

Hope you enjoy!

You can downlaod these units here -"

EXP-1 USB Otg smartphone used as MIDI controller

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Fingersonic

"In this video, we are making a track to demo the USB Otg MIDI connectivity of EXP-1. An android smartphone with a MIDI controller App is used to play live the melody part of the track.
Bassline is made using the synth section of EXP-1 Osc1: square Osc2: saw
Melody is made using the bassline section of EXP-1 Osc1: Saw
Sequencer: Two patterns are used and are assembled using the song mode of EXP-1
Also, the synth cutoff parameter is controlled with the first slider of the MIDI app (CC N°3)"

iWAVESTATION on iPhone 5s with YAMAHA WX5 "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise"

Published on Sep 17, 2017 mkirino01

Song: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Equipment: YAMAHA WX5, iPhone 5s, and iRig MIDI

Backing Track:

・・・iPhone 5sだとLatencyに少しストレスを感じるかも。iPad Airだともう少し良好。

Akai EWI 3030m Synth Module with 3020 Wind Controller SN 39625-01219 & 39625-00167

via this auction


via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 analog synthesizer

via this auction

Roland MC-202 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with Case

via this auction

Roland JX-10 Synthesizer with PG-800 Programmer

via this auction

"This is a Roland JX-10 Analog Subtractive Synthesizer with a PG-800 Programming Console, power cables, programming cables, and gig bag.

It's ludicrously large and surprisingly heavy, but thoroughly luxurious. It has the nicest keyboard you're likely to find, an easy to read VFD display, and discoverable controls that lend themselves to endless exploration."

Arturia Minibrute & Boss RV6 Reverb

Published on Sep 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Minibrute synthesiser through the RV6 reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

Elektron Analog Four & Eventide Space

Published on Sep 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Analog Four synthesiser through the Space reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

Four Miles / Gloomy Friends

Published on Sep 17, 2017 S. B. Arweiler

"Ambient track in two parts, performed live on Eurorack synthesizer w/ Monome Grid and Arc, and Teenage Engineering OP-1."

Korg iWavestation | PLAY (iPad iOS synthesizer app)

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Whentherushcomes

"Some off the great sounds in the Korg iWavestation iPad iOS synth app. The Korg Wavestation is a vector synthesis synthesizer first produced in the early 1990s.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 usb midi keyboard. Audio and video recorded with the Roland Go Mixer (GO:MIXER) on the Apple iPhone."



Published on Sep 17, 2017 dumbledog

"An experiment with the fantastic Xbox Drezno, splitting up the even and odd bits to be processed separately."

XAOC Drezno, not Xbox. :)

Cabin Dub (back to bas(s)ics) - A dub patch for eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Sep 16, 2017 Luke Killen

"Today's patch is me getting back to basics and concentration of a groove and some deep dub material.

Although it seems to be a simple groove t here is a lot going on to keep it organic. Mainly using voltage control on my envelopes if they have them and sequencing rhythms which role but vary mildly."

Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer

via this auction

SEO2 JDSound0917

Published on Sep 16, 2017 ryouichi harada

MFB Dominion Club

Published on Sep 16, 2017 Cave Way

"Yes folks, this is a demo. Checking Oscillators, Filters, LFO's, Envelopes, etc...... ya' know? lots of fun. Very capable small desktop synth. Packs a big punch with 5 different sound sources. This is an initial foray into the sounds and a small vamping jam in Em. Have questions about the synth? let me know. I'll make a video of it."

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