MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Crockett's Theme track breakdown on Prophet Rev 2, Minilogue, Volca Sample

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Mattelica

"My live breakdown of Crockett's Theme from Miami Vice by Jan Hammer on a Prophet Rev 2 doing the bass and lead, Korg Minilogue on string chords thru a hall of fame reverb pedal, and the Volca Sample with the drums."

Volca Circuit Sunrizer Poison 202 Deep Techno Session 6 (Unmastered)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 014london70

"Got the kit out again for a quick jam. Volca Keys, Bass and Sample along with Circuit Sunrizer and Poison 202. (Unmastered)"

VGM #116: Discovery/Title Theme (Sonic Mania)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Ace Waters

"Gotta Go Slow. 10.25.17. Get ready y'all."

DSI Prophet-6, OB-6 & Tempest, Moog Voyager XL, White Korg ARP Odyssey desktop.

Ensoniq ESQ1 Metal Body Synthesizer w/ Carts

via this auction


Ensoniq Esq-1 Metal Body Keyboard

Flight Case (Rough Condition)

80 Patch Read/Write Cartridge

640 Patch Read Only Cartridge

Replacement Lithium Battery"

Roland PG-800 SN 503400 w/ Original Case

via this auction

"Discovered this jem while cataloging church audio equipment. barely used. Excellent condition."

New Synth Expert Knobcon 2017 Videos

The following videos have been added to the main Synth Expert Knobcon 2017 videos playlist here.

WMD Arpitecht at Knobcon 2017
Doctor Synth Loves ROMplers - Knobcon 2017
Universal Audio at Knobcon 2017
Delptronics Analog Drum Machine - Knobcon 2017

The Studio 4 Home D.J. Machine by QuickShot - Ad From 1988

This one is in via atimchak who spotted it in a New Mutants comic from 1988.

Want to see it in action? See this post.

Yamaha TX81Z Rack Mount FM Tone Generator Synthesizer SN NX03131 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Gorgeous condition rack mount Yamaha TX81Z... It came with a funny quote on the programmable greeting that always gives me a laugh so I never changed it. 'Great shit Larry!' lol"

Reon Driftboxes SE, J, and W

REON drift boxパフォーマンス Published on Mar 9, 2016

Note the video above is from March in 2016, so these are not technically new. Reon gear tends to be promoted via Japanese channels. As you can see their website is primarily in Japanese only.  They also do a bit of one off and customized gear. Check out the pink one!

Previously featured Reon driftboxes included the driftbox S, S ver II, R, Q, V, E, C, T, and G announced here, back in 2013. There were also modular versions and a Roland branded DriftBox R model announced in 2015. You can find demos and pics via the Reon label here.

BTW, the different spellings and capitalizations I'm using for Driftbox is on purpose. Roland branded it DriftBox with a capital D and B, and Reon interchanges between driftbox, all lowercase, and Driftbox with the capital D. I have also seen it as Drift Box.

That said, not featured here on MATRIXSYNTH before now, are the driftbox SE, J, and W. The following are some details Google translated from Reon.

driftbox SE 4 Voice-8 Paraphonic Synthesizer

Tiptop Audio Fold Processor Eurorack Wavefolder & Divider

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows some of the sounds that can be created by folding and dividing simple sine waves with the TipTop Audio Fold Processor eurorack module.

The Fold Processor from Tiptop Audio is a wavefolder, or wave multiplier complete with voltage control. Along with this is a sub-octave generator capable of providing /1, /2, /4, /8 subdivisions, all of which are mixed out of the Subdiv Output. The wave folder section can take clean sine and triangle waves and morph them into beefy and rich waveshapes unlike any other. The output of the sub-octave generator provides all squarewaves. For getting timbres that no sawtooth can create, the Fold Processor is there.

Available here:"

Hydrated DOTS

Hydrated DOTS from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Two Tipotop ONE sample players. Running one DOTS tonal sample and DOTS hat sample via Hydra card on Z-DSP, algorithm number 6.

sequenced with Z8000 and Circadian Rhythms. the tonal sample runs via Z2040 filter controlled by Z4000 vcADSR


Tiptop BD808"


Published on Sep 26, 2017 MsMotif6

"Original composition of TSF Thesynthfreq (Crystal & Danielle Morales) using original sounds and drum patterns. Jupiter 8 lead patch by Danielle. Background string patch on Yamaha CS by Crystal. Please enjoy!"

Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Some nice pics!

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer

via this auction

First auction post for one w/ non-stock photos.

Rare Vintage Nyle Steiner 24 Stage String Filter

via this auction

You can find a video of one with a black rack enclosure posted here.

Sonicsmith - Audio Controlled Synths demo part 2

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Sonicsmith

"In this video the guitar is plugged though a compressor and a looper.
Only one Squaver P1 is used at one time, once with overdrive and a sequencer for arpeggiation and once along with an external modular VCO fed from our pitch output of the Squaver for an additional voice for harmonization."

The NDLR - a MOTIF demo with easy to see and hear notes

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Conductive Labs

"Here's a demo of the MOTIF feature showing how the notes get played. We are using Arturia's 'Piano V' soft instrument running on Win10. The NDLR is connected to the PC directly.

Lyra-8 by SOMA synths - First Impressions

Published on Sep 26, 2017 martinjazz78

"Warning: audio track of this video contains very rich harmonic content. It makes no sense to listen to this without good speakers or good headphones. If you are using headphones, please be very careful about the volume level and expect everything to get even worse for your ears towards the end of the video.

These are my very first moments with the one and only Lyra-8 by SOMA synths. Although I am very far from only lightly mastering this mighty instrument, I have to say it's absolutely awesome and incredibly inspiring synth and I am totally woved by the sounds Lyra produces.

For the one interested in logistic details, I got on the waiting list in August last year, so I waited 13 months for my Lyra. My unit was assembled in Poland and I have to say the quality of their is absolutely impeccable and absolutely professional.

Regarding this short video, Lyra-8 plays together with Polivoks Pro (modern reissue of classic Soviet synthesizer). This was of course the must first thing to put these two synths together. Both synths are processed through Strymon Big Sky for reverb. I didn't plan any filming and recording tonight, so camera is my cell phone only. Sound is stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live. Video was edited in Final Cut.

Enjoy and mind your ears ;)"

Circuit Bent Waddingtons Compute-A-Tune

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Simon The Magpie

MITØ + Buchla Music Easel noodle sesh feat. Erin Cooper

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Møffenzeef Mødular

Erin's Music:

For more information visit:

DPW Design MOG WF-1 // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 26, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a fantastic wave folder with dual (stereo) PWM outputs, folded outputs, bipolar fold control with extra distortion ... nice! Dan takes us through the waves and we can see them bounce around nicely on the Mordax DATA oscilloscope."

via DPW Design

Novation Circuit v1.6 Update Adds Panning, Dimming, Micro Steps, and More

Published on Sep 26, 2017 NovationTV

Circuit v1.6 is available to download from Components.

via Novation:

"We've created the Circuit v1.6 firmware update using most-requested features, bringing the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life.

Our users are awesome, they're always coming up with new ideas. Using the most requested features of the Circuit Owners group and other websites, we bring the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life. Circuit v1.6 is the latest firmware update that we've created.

We knew how much people wanted to pan on Circuit, so we listened to our users, and our engineers did everything they could to make it happen. Panning has been the single most requested feature of the community to date. It enables users to create audio landscapes or integrate with their favourite hardware.

While users are making the best of Circuit with music-making, we're pushing boundaries within Novation HQ. From this came Drum Micro Steps. Using Drum Micro Steps as a beat-building tool, Circuit v1.6 adds instant fills and stutter effects to users’ workflows, retriggering a sample up to six times within each step. J Dilla fans should probably board here.

Is Circuit’s brightness intruding when the room darkens? Light Dim will help to set the mood for all sorts of romantic occasions with its brightness setting. The features above are accompanied by FX Mute, which can be used to mute any unwanted FX, making it easier to connect with external hardware processors."


1. Novation // Circuit 1.6 - Overview
"We've created the Circuit v1.6 firmware update using most-requested features, bringing the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life. Discover more about Circuit v1.6"

2. Novation // Circuit 1.6 - Settings view
"We've created the Circuit v1.6 firmware update using most-requested features, bringing the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life. Light Dim will help to set the mood for all sorts of romantic occasions, and FX Mute makes it easier to connect with external hardware processors."

3. Novation // Circuit 1.6 - Micro Steps
"We've created the Circuit v1.6 firmware update using most-requested features, bringing the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life. Using Drum Micro Steps as a beat-building tool, Circuit v1.6 adds instant fills and stutter effects to users’ workflows, retriggering a sample up to six times within each step. Discover more about Circuit v1.6"

4. Novation // Circuit 1.6 - Panning
"We've created the Circuit v1.6 firmware update using most-requested features, bringing the community’s imagining of the Circuit sequencer, synth and sampler to life. Panning enables users to create audio landscapes or integrate with their favourite hardware."

Rephazer ft. Hope - America (Live Jam)

Published on Sep 25, 2017 Rephazer

"A little live jam featuring Hope and her song America.
All rights regarding the vocals belong to their respective owners!

Octatrack: (Midi) Sequencer, Beats, Vocal
Analog Four: All Arps and Bass
OP-1: Background Piano
vPed: Piano+Rhodes, Choir, Violin
System-1: Atmospheric Pads
UMA 25s: Midi Controller
V-Machine: Recording directly to USB-Stick.

Thanks for watching and if you like my stuff feel free to comment/support/ subscribe and check out:"

Polyphonic Aftertouch test on Prophet 6 and Roli Seaboard block

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Paolo Z-Plane

"Polyphonic Aftertouch test on Prophet 6 and Roli Seaboard block"

1982 Sequential Circuits "Choice of the month" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Sequential Circuits "Choice of the month" centrefold colour advertisement featuring the Prophet-10, Prophet-5 and Pro-One from page 42 and 43 in the May 1982 issue of International Musician and Recording World."

A Theremin Lesson with Clara Venice

Published on Oct 4, 2016 CBC Arts

"The theremin is the only instrument played without touching it! Watch this video to get a theramin lesson with electronic pop artist Clara Venice.

The theremin is the oldest electronic instrument that's best known as a science fiction or horror movie sound effect. Clara Venice is an electronic pop artist who can play 72 instruments, including the theremin. In this video, Clara Venice gives CBC Arts a lesson in playing this complex electronic instrument."

Inventions for 3u 104hp Eurorack II

A new release from supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Ian Richter. His previous release was featured here.

"my journey into modular synthesis has taken me through another interesting waypoint. there's something about the tactile wires-out rawness of this interface that i can connect to. i manipulate intuitively, i move functionally, i think expressively.

though the eurorack system i own is extremely limited in its capabilities, the more i am forced into corners, the more i enjoy the results. minimal square waves that drone unforgivingly; sine waves that beep along like a morse code machine stuck on a single letter; it's a gas.

this ep, "inventions for 3u 104hp eurorack" was not planned, just like the synth patches that make up its tracks. i found it fitting to place it in series after the previous eurorack album, mainly because of the ambience and approach that was used within the creative process.

You can keep track of Ian Richter on Facebook.

You can find additional posts featuring Ian here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Random Cruz Tempo... [Using a Ping Pong Table for CV]

Published on Sep 22, 2017 dubbedperceptions

#Ping Pong__ sync to__ #Modularsynth
by Da-Saz and Alex Morpho

"modular synt synced to ping pong table using 2 piezzo mics giving 2 differents gate////= tempo...."

Stylophone Gen X-1 Demos [+ FREE Sample Pack!] by midi-error

"All sounds you can hear are generated by the Stylophone Gen X-1, with a little help from the Linn Drum and TR808! Download a free sample pack of sounds from the Gen X-1 here…

Get the new GEN X-1 here

Demos created by midierror (@midi-error)"

Duran Duran's "Planet Earth" intro sequence (ver.1)

Published on Sep 25, 2017 SynthMania

"Viewer's request"

Made with an ARP OMNI II and modular system.

ChamberTron-RE Rack Extension for Reason & The History of the Chamberlin & Mellotron

Published on Sep 26, 2017 GForce Software

"ChamberTron-RE is our Rack Extension for Propellerheads Reason users and is based on the sounds of Chamberlin Tape Replay instruments.

Effectively, the forerunner to the Mellotron®, Chamberlin instruments were conceived and built between the 1950s and 1980s by a US inventor of note, Harry Chamberlin.

Because of a dislike of Rock & Roll, Harry recorded instruments that (with the exception of the shared Three Violins sound) differ markedly from those of the Mellotron, and many claim that the Chamberlin recordings are more 'open' and 'natural' sounding

ChamberTron-RE combines the best tapes from the archive of original UK tron makers, Streetly Electronics, together with those from the GForce Chamberlin instrument collection. All in an easy-to-use and highly versatile Reason, Rack Extension instrument."

The Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1 Overview Videos by AutomaticGainsay aka Marc Doty

Published on Sep 26, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"


01-The Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1-Introduction
"Here is a song created with multitracked Stylophone Gen X-1 analog synthesizers. All tonal elements, including effects, were created with the Gen X-1. The drums are the same tired loops from GarageBand that I like so much."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Analog Synthesizer Rack Module

via this auction

"Oberheim Matrix 1000 in full working order. Delivers huge, classic analog power. Calibrated, smooth, and quiet. Front looks good. Some rack rash on top. Includes hard-to-find working spare CEM3396 voice chip. Two sets of preset lists included (one printed on card stock). AC Cable."

Vintage Analog Synths - pads/strings shoot-out - old-school synth-pop tutorial/workflow

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Espen Kraft

"Shoot-out starts at 02:07

Which one of the following analog synths from the 80s has the best pads and strings?

Elka EK22
Roland JX-8P
Korg DW-8000
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Roland Juno 6

What effect does the in-built chorus have on the sound?

We find out here in this shoot-out where I put them up agains each other.

These are all synths I use when I make my tracks and I love them all for their respective strenghts.

I've given each synth the same chords and intervals, both with and without the in-built chorus.

This is not a "science" test, but a musically test where I just play some pad and string sounds that I've created to be as similar as possible. There is some differences between the sounds as the internal structure of the sound engines differ. I've chosen a saw wave for all the synths (the Korg has a digitally stored saw) as an oscillator and the first three of the synths can have two oscillators, where as the last two (Juno 2 and 6) only has one.
As you can hear in the shoot-out, they can sound remarkably fat regardless.

Some reverb from the Strymon Bluesky is added on all synths. The Korg DW-8000 is given a slight stereo delay and some chorus externally to get the same amount of modulation as this do not have in-built chorus.

Listen to more of my music on:"

Sonic LAB: ROLI Seaboard BLOCK

Published on Sep 26, 2017 sonicstate

"We take a look at the more affordable Seaboard Technology from ROLI. This 2 octave, smaller form

Seaboard with Bluetooth MIDI (or wired USB) may be just the thing if you want to get into some

expressive playing, the sounds Equator Player offer are also pretty good."

Ten badly played synth hits on Nord Lead A1

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Covers of famous synth riffs from ten hits of the 1980s. Played live on my Nord Lead A1 synthesizer. No external effects or processing were applied, you're hearing just the A1 itself. No extra charge for the bum notes."

Short impression

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Rolf Degen

"Short impression from DE-GENERATOR ..."

See this post.

Synth Sequencer Echo Electronica (ARP 2600, Microbrute, Volca Keys, Roland JD-Xi, Strymon)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Ralph Baumgartl

"Electronica Live Synthesizer Jam using the ARP 2600 for Bass and the Korg Volca Keys, Arturia Microbrute and Korg M50 for Lead Sequencer lines. The Delay (Strymon Timeline) and Reverb (Strymon BigSky) effects are synced via Midi Clock. Once again I think that I have subconsciously been influenced by the music of Jean-Michel Jarre, although this track is a bit more on the aggressive side with its 130 BPM.

The gear list:
ARP 2600 with Arturia Keystep Controller, Korg M50, Korg Volca Keys, Arturia Microbrute, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Roland JD-Xi, Roland JX-3P, Akai MPK25 controlling Macbook with Logic Pro, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR, Boss BX-600 mixer, MOTU Micro Lite USB Midi Interface, Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK."

Halcyon | Rings Easter Egg, Pamela's New Workout, Chord

Published on Sep 26, 2017 White Noises

"Halcyon is from my latest release, Collections II, which can be downloaded from my bandcamp:

A detailed patch walkthrough was featured on my Instagram Story -- follow for more! @gregwht

Patch Notes

∿Triumphant Chords & Sparkles∿
Rings in the organ easter egg mode, triggered by Pamela's New Workout. Brightness modulated by Chance, and Structure modulated by Turing Machine. Brightness, Damping, and Position also modulated by hand. Odd output fed through Tangle Quartet to Clouds, pitched up and dry/wet at half.

∿Spectacular Swells∿
Root and 5th output from Chord, set to min7 chord. Waveform modulated by Pamela's New Workout. Harmonised by feeding into Clouds via Tangle Quartet.

∿Bouncing Bass~
STO variable-shape wave to Tangle Quartet. Shape and Lin modulated by Pamela's New Workout also fed into Clouds via Tangle Quartet for a touch of atmosphere.

Modules used
∿ Rings and Clouds by Mutable Instruments
∿ Chord and Chance by Qu-Bit Electronix
∿ Pamela's New Workout and Tangle Quartet by ALM Busy Circuits
∿ STO by Make Noise
∿ Turing Machine by Music Thing Modular
∿ uJack by Intellijel.
∿ Performer Series case by MDLRcase"

Moog Minitaur, Roland RE501 Chorus Echo & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on Sep 26, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

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

No further processing except normalisation."

ZEEON BeepStreet Patches by Alba Ecstasy

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"A bank of patches for #ZEEON BeepStreet iPad synth will be released soon!

PS: ZEEON is directly recorded in to Logic Pro X via Lightning to USB cable (its regular cable)!

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

fluxPad iPhone Update 1.1

Published on Sep 26, 2017 mouse on mars youtube official

"fluXpad for iPhone (Universal) is out now! Draw your sounds on the skateboard, on the beach, wherever!! The screen architecture got redesigned to make drawing possible on the limited size of an iPhone screen. However the main principles are still the same of course: A unique interface that makes you think about music and sound shaping in a visual, hands-on way, free from dealing with numbers."

iTunes: fluXpad - MoMinstruments GbR

"What's New in Version 1.1
Here comes the first iPhone version for fluXpad!"



Published on Sep 26, 2017 Plankton Elec

"Sound spcae made with an Ants synthesizer."

Aira Creative Hub - David Ahlund Jam

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Roland UK

"Product specialist David Ahlund performs on a Roland AIRA Creative Hub at Cato Music, London.

AIRA CREATIVE HUBS can be found in leading music retailers across Europe and give you access to test drive an inspiring array of the latest instruments from Roland."

Roland SH-01A MIDI synced to iPhone /iPad (Tokyo Night Drive)

Published on Sep 25, 2017 offworld network

"First jam with the SH-01A. Main sequence is from the SH 01A midi clocked from funkbox app on the iphone which also supplies the drum loop. The second sequence is from synthmaster player app on ipad synced to iPhone by ableton link. Synth string/pad is from the microkorg."

Spotted this one on discchord.

Analogue Solutions Fusebox synth Playing Halo bass line

Published on Sep 26, 2017 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions Fusebox synth Playing Halo bass line"

quelltll - The Base (2017)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 official quelltll

"from 'Heavy Tar EP'

At first I thought the system was just for show, but you can see the waveform kick in on the O'Tool. Not sure if the system is producing all the audio or if the track is just running through it. I'll post back if I find out.

Soulsby Oscitron 32 Waveforms Bass Demo

Published on Sep 26, 2017 official quelltll

"Oscitron(VCO) - Curtis Filter(VCF, VCA) - Intellijel Dual ADSR (EG) - RME Fireface UC - Ableton Live"

Elektron Digitakt Jam

Published on Sep 25, 2017 soundseasy

Elektron Digitakt & Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1.

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