MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Percussa SSP Layout #3 and Software GUI update #1

Percussa SSP GUI Layout #1 Kickstarter update

Published on Oct 8, 2017

Update: video above added.

"A short video of the first GUI code for the Percussa SSP. It shows the parameter values in large font when starting to turn an encoder. When you no longer turn the encoders, after about 2 seconds the parameter values become smaller again. We will continue working on the GUI in the next weeks and we’ll be sharing more updates along the way."

via the Percussa Kickstarter site:

"Last week I finished routing the first revision of the PCB layout. After that I built a list of all the remaining things I need to check in the design, which includes (non exhaustive list) checking trace lengths, spacing, width, checking footprints, checking which traces are potentially too close together, checking all the mechanical aspects of the design, …

This reviewing phase is just as important as doing the layout itself, because it’s easy to overlook a small mistake, which could imply the prototypes we’re manufacturing have to be redone.

To check everything mechanically I export my PCB layout into my 3D solid modeling software, to verify the placement of all the components, how everything is mounted together, double checking whether there is enough space between the buttons and encoders, enough space in between the front panel and the PCB, how the display will be mounted onto the front panel, etc. I think I have another 1-2 weeks of reviewing to do before we’re ready to send the PCB Layout out for manufacturing. As you may have noticed, we are currently ahead of schedule with our work.

Besides that, Celine has been working on the GUI code for the SSP and would like to share her progress:

To build the GUI for the SSP on top of our existing code base quite a bit of architectural work is necessary. The software currently runs on the functional prototype we’re using for our demos (the Percussa Engine). I’ve decided to start with this while Bert is focusing on the hardware design, as it’s closely related to his work. Below you can see a short video of the first GUI code I’ve worked on, to support showing the parameter values in large font when starting to turn an encoder. When you no longer turn the encoders, after about 2 seconds the parameter values become smaller again. I will continue working on the GUI in the next weeks and we’ll be sharing more updates along the way."

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #54 (Winter Modular "Eloquencer")

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Rheyne

"First patch with the Winter Modular 'Eloquencer' with sounds from a Make Noise DPO, a Morphagene with some Fender Rhodes chords, a Noise Engineering LIP, a Moog Mother-32, and a Moog DFAM. Reverb is from a Strymon BigSky."

How it All Began...

via @RetroSynthAds

"Are they beaming cats up into space or beaming them down?"

You can find the original ad here.

Dreadbox NYX - Misc Synth Drones

Published on Oct 8, 2017 RemixSample

"Here is another NYX demo where I combine the internal reverb with Valhalla Shimmer to get a stereo sound. I have no idea what to do with these sounds but some of them sound pretty cool."

SoloRack Demo 3

Published on Oct 8, 2017 SoloStuff

You can find details on SoloRack here.

Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"Welcome to the first episode in my new series digging into sound design and patch creation on the Korg Volca FM. In this episode we set the scene by discussing where FM and "traditional" subtractive analogue synthesis meet up."

Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 1: Introduction
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 1.5: The Edit Menu
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 2: Operators
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 3: Envelopes
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 3.5: (More) Envelopes
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 4: LFOs
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 5: Algorithms
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 6: Velocity Sensitivity
Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 7: Operator Scaling

S-CAT 48 dB Filter Test.

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Prototype Cutoff and Resonance. 1 bar loop from TR-909 BD & Hat."

New TC Electronic JUNE-60 Chorus Pedal

Another one in via swissdoc who spotted it on Pedals and Effects which had the following:

"The June-60 Chorus is modeled after the chorus section of the vintage Roland Juno-106 synthesizer. You've heard some pretty incredible records this was used on, so hit up TC Electronic and let them know if you'd be interested if they put it out to the public. Hit em up with what you want to see, a user on my Instagram mentioned a stereo output like the original thing. Let your voice be heard!"

I was't able to locate it on the TC Electronic website for any additional details, but I did find the demo below on YouTube.

Checking out TC Electronic JUNE-60 Chorus at GuitCon 2017

Published on Oct 7, 2017 Pedals Fusion

The JUNE-60 comes in at 2:41

Vintage Melodette Stylophone Style Keyboard

This one is in via Drum Sphere. If anyone out there is familiar with the Melodette let us know! This is the first one to be featured here on MATRIXSYNTH.

"Purchased second hand from a local seller, this board seems to be of 1970s vintage with two octaves and controls for volume, vibrato and tone. It was possibly a kit or maybe a prototype, although I haven’t been able to find any information to confirm this. The keyboard is linked to a closely assembled chain of resistors. When depressed, an individual key pushes a thin tine into contact with a metal band, closing the circuit and (originally) creating sound. The interior circuit board itself is basic, resembling that of a conventional stylophone (not a 350s, unfortunately, in spite of the instrument’s dimensions, speaker size and use of PP9V batteries). It’s currently non functioning and still in the process of repair. Any suggestions as to its provenance are welcome."

March Of The Generators

"March of the Generators" is a modular-synth composition using both 5U/Eurorack modules and Nord Drum 2 sound-module. Pitch-shifted reverb comes from Eventide Space.

Here is a short description of track:

1. Basic melody comes from Modcan Touch-Sequencer controlling Endorphin Furthrrrr Generator (dual analog VCO)
2. Snare march-rhythm comes from Nord Drum 2 which is triggered with Touch-Sequencer
3. Generator sine-waves go thru MOTM-120 sub-octave multiplexer inputs A and B. MOTM-120 is in cross-mode when each sub-octave is ring modulated with each other. With faders each sub-octave is opened one at a time (4 sub-octaves)
4. When every sub-octave is sounding starts Nord bass-drum. Bass drum trigger from Touch Sequencer goes thru Rebel Technology's Stoicheia euclidean sequencer which generates the variation to this rhythm
5. Then starts the modulation of melody/harmony. This is done with random CV going to Touch-Sequencers CV-input which modulates pitch-information with an internal quantized scale
6. Korg MS-10 plays some extra bagpipe sounds
7. Sequencer stops and the sound is manipulated manually with Endorphin Generators frequency modulation knob"

Messiaen - Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus - theremin & bass

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Carolina Eyck

"From Olivier Messiaen's 'Quatuor pour la fin du temps'

Carolina Eyck, theremin
Philipp Martin, bass"

MXR - Carbon Copy with Novation Peak Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

Nucleo Synth (Virtual Analog Synthesizer) for the STM32F7 Nucleo-144 Board

via the ST Community website, where you can find additional info including build instructions. This is a DIY synth by pappas.chris that uses a $23 STM32F7 Nucleo-144 Board.

About this project :
An expandable feature 6-voice virtual analog synthesizer using only one STM32F7 Nucleo-144 board.

Project info
Type : Built using one STM32F7 Nucleo-144 board, one stereo audio jack, and a USB-OTG to USB-A adapter.

Software Tools :
Keil uVision 5 (Free Evaluation Version)

I created this project to offer a low-cost alternative to creating analog synth sounds.

Endless Maps

Published on Oct 7, 2017 Miles Briand

MOOG SUB37 & MONOLOGUE used as drum + MOTHER32

Published on Oct 8, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"selling my drumcomputer, need a drum sound
used gear:
sub37+monologue as drum
some fx eventide space boss re20"

Classic 808 tracks using TR-08 - The Boyz-N-The Hood

Published on Oct 8, 2017 chisel316

"For my second 808 track in the series, I chose one of my favorites. I originally sequenced the song on the Engine, but later decided it would be better to play everything live. Only the drums are pre-sequenced because I only have two hands. Hope you enjoy it!

drums - Roland TR-08
samples - Korg Gadget (Bilbao)
synths - Arturia Microbrute, MFB Kraftzwerg (Eurorack), Roland JU-06

Peace \/

Vintage Roland GR 500 Guitar Synth System

via this auction

Elka Solist 505

Published on Sep 6, 2016 Musicnectar

This one is in via swissdoc who spotted on listed here. It's essentially a preset accordion style synthesizer with limited controls. You can find a handful of posts featuring the Elka Solist 505 here.

There's a Synth Magic software emulation of one you can find here.

Analogue Systems RS10 +Yarns + SEM20 + Polivoks + Intellijel Buff Mult eurorack

via this auction


(AMSYNTHS MIRAGE FILTER for sale in separate listing)

perfectly working and in excellent cosmetic condition

ROLAND JU-06 + JX-03 boutique + accessories

via this auction

"ROLAND JU-06 + JX-03 boutique series
as new
with original boxes
complete with USB accessories and audio cables"


via this auction

"It has been used in our private studio for many years. We have always maintained and serviced it while in our studio. In fact we just picked it up from our veteran analog synth tech. We had it all calibrated and spec'd. It sounds and plays fantastic. We also had a new battery installed 3 years ago. We also had an LFO2 mod done for a more musical approach and engaging LFO2. Let me explain...
The White LFO trigger bar was either all or nothing when engaged or unengaged.
We had that White bar trigger disengaged and moved its purpose to the VCO knob directly above it so that we could determine the amount of LFO2 added by turning that knob. Its a common mod some users add as it results in a more musical approach to adding LFO2. Of course you can switch it back if you wish.

Our tech calibrated and tested all components of the synth. She is good to go. Ready for any new studio or stage."

Quasimidi 309 Rave-O-Lution Fully Expanded - I/O, Drums/Percussion & Synth

via this auction

"As you can see from the photos, it has all 3 expansions - audio (extra inputs and outputs), drums & percussion, and synth. The LCD readout in the photo ("I/O D S") refer to these.

All knobs, switches etc working fine, screen working fine.

It's got the original power supply, original manuals for the 309 itself and the audio expansion, and PDF printouts for the drums/percussion and synth expansions."

Roland SH-101 with 1 Key

Some pics of a Roland SH-101 minus the keys via this auction. Note the rubber contacts. According to the description, this SH-101 was the victim of an angry partner. If true, at least the control panel appears to have been spared.

"I got this in mid 90's in pretty much the condition you see now off a women who took out her anger on her cheating boyfriend by destroying his synth with a hammer.

It has one key left, however all the key buttons still work so can be easily replaced with new keys and springs. Some of the pots and sliders took a glancing blow from the hammer and are a little bent. They all work and I never attempted to straighten (Resonance, VCO switch and tune).

I used to use this with Kenton CV gate 20 years ago, been in storage for 12 years. Powered on and tested and seems to function well.

Update: Tested further tonight and have identified further issues. When the sequencer is used and load pressed all red led lights including power go out, however sequencer still loads notes and the red led lights return when play is pressed - not sure if this a minor or serious issue. The noise slider is a littler erratic, maybe clean will fix it or require new slider - it’s either off or nearly fully on then on lost granularity in middle of slider travel."

Roland TB-303 w/ OG Case- CV Mods - Midi Friendly

via this auction

"Has CV mod control over Pitch, Filter, Gate, Slide, and accent. Control this with a Maths module over the filter and kiss your brain goodbye! Use in tandem with a Kenton Pro MK2 and you have a midi slaved TB-303. I have used every single feature on this thing many a time and everything functions as it should. Ready to hook up to other Din Sync devices through the Sync In. Can also do an unofficial Sync Out, but I don't recommend it."

Siel Cruise demo

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Buchla info

"a short demo of nice Italian '80 keyboard featuring:Mono Synth,Brass,Strings,Piano sections"

Fingersonic EXP-1 - The powerful synthesizer workstation

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Fingersonic

"Sharing a new performance made with the EXP-1. So much DSP realtime synthesis power in such a small and affordable machine. Does everything well: Synth, bassline, drum machine, effects, sequencer and arpeggiators. We ship it worldwide, have a look at our new ebay shop:
Order it and have it at your home in few business days!"

New Beat Industrial Proto Techno live: "Sacrifice" w Moog Electribe 303 Dreadbox Blofeld

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"Live performace track called 'Sacrifice'
As often on my channel, the style of the track is somewhere between New Beat, Industrial, EBM, proto-techno, and/or Electro Clash, or a crossover of all of the above :)

Instruments used:
Electribe Sampler: Drums, vocals, hardware sequencer
Dreadbox Nyx: bass
Moog Sub Phatty: lead sequence
Waldorf Streichfett: string/choir sequence
Waldorf Blofeld: FM sequence
Cyclone Analogic Bassbot TT 303: acid line

Effects: Lexicon MX200, TC Electronic M350, TC Electronic M-One XL, Electro Harmonix Neoclone, TC Electronic Dark Matter, TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo

If you like my music, you can also support me by streaming on spotify or purchasing, for example here:

New EP by Shimanski Beats out soon on Fenixfire Records:

Cheers! (c) 2017 Shimanski Beats"

Roland D50

Published on Oct 8, 2017

"sind auch jd 990 dabei mit dem Roland SR-JV80-05 WORLD Expansion Board"

"are also jd 990 with the Roland SR-JV80-05 WORLD Expansion Board"

Roland Boutique SE-02 Analog Synthesizer 8.10.2017 Allmost alone

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Veli-Matti Rautio

"All sounds by SE-02 including drums, pad, bass and lead except second drums came from Boss RC-505 looper (simple beat 2). RC-505 looping, fx and master midi clock. Nikon D3200 videorecorder. Composed, played and arranged by me in this sunday in Studio Tupos: ) Viikonlopun toinen biisi putkahti kotistudiosta ulos tovi sitten: ) Tein kaikki SE-02:lla, paitsi kakkososan toiset rummut tulivat Bossin loopperista. Tein erimittaisia looppeja, raidat 1 - 2 neljä tahtia, 3 ja 5 16 tahtia ja 4 oli 8 tahdin mittainen. Bossilla onnistuu näinkin: )"

Roland SE-02s on eBay

electro jam in analog studio

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Peter Maas

"Jamming electro stryle (aux88, drexiya) with the digitak, tr808, system 100/101, modular, mc202 and jx3p."


Published on Oct 8, 2017 Yunneck

"Monotonous hybrid of trance, acid and jungle.
I made few mistakes - im not a performer.

Gear used:
Chord pad - Yamaha DX7 IId
Mono pad - Waldorf Blofeld
Bass - Novation Bass Station II
Lead - Korg MS-20m
Acid - Cyclone TT-303
Drums - Roland TR-8
Amen - Korg ESX-1
+ few hardware effects"

Korg - iMono/Poly iOS App - Exploring the Presets (Part 2)

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everyone? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be sitting down with Korg's new iOS application the iMono/Poly. We'll be releasing a full review of the app tomorrow, but for now here's another preview of a few different patches."

iTunes: KORG iMono/Poly - KORG INC.

Part 1 here.

Patch Lab Analog Jam: Elemental Power

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Boredbrain Music

"Elemental Power is the second musical experiment of many featuring a new configuration with monosynth and drum synth, swapping effects pedals using the Patchulator 8000 on a shared pedalboard."

Moog Sub 37 and Clavia Nord Drum 3P.

See the Bored Brain Music label for more.

ZYBRO improvisation with ToxygeneDK & Peter synthbrothers

Published on Oct 8, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"improvisation during 'one-day' session in Denmark
used gear: VIRUS C & TI, Roland TR8, Eminent310, 2xMOOG MOTHER32, MOOG SUB37, KORG monologue, Eventide space

(the background audience didn't hear anything because of our headphones :) )"


Published on Oct 8, 2017

"improvisation track with ToxygeneDK and Peter synthbrothers"

Moog Sub Phatty & MXR M87 Bass Compressor

Published on Oct 8, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the M87 compressor. Compression can be useful on synths with 24dB filters where raising the resonance can result in a drop in volume.

No further processing except normalisation."

Moog Minitaur & DOD FX90

Published on Oct 8, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Minitaur synthesiser through the FX90 delay. Minitaur is sequenced from an Elektron Octatrack.

No further processing except normalisation."

iPad Multitrack Recording : Hardware Synthesizers with Auria Pro

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Todd Smith Music

"Patreon -
Bandcamp -

This video will show my iOS multitrack setup and how I record multi synthesizers into Auria Pro using a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8.

Subscribe today and stay up to date with all my latest videos. Support my music and get access to all my future custom presets for only 1$ a month on Patreon, free sounds are available now !"

iTunes: Auria Pro - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

Funky Dancer (Synthstrom Audible Deluge Funky Dance Jam)

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Rephazer

"Just a quick little funky dance jam with the Deluge. Cheers!"

KORG Poly-800 Tracks by Boele Gerkes

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Boele Gerkes

040 1986 Poly-800 Sequence-1 Song - "Korg Poly-800, overdrive from a very cheap mixing desk"
041 1986 Poly-800 Sequence-2 Song
035 1985 Poly-800 1 Song
037 1985 Poly-800 2 Song
043 1986 Poly-800 3 Song
046 1986 Poly-800 4 Song
047 1986 Poly-800 5 Song
050 1986 Poly-800 6 Song

Octatrack MkII Workflow and Performance

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"I took to the beach to record ambient and rhythmic sounds for a song about fear and despair. These samples together with guitar, modular synth and vocals make for a performance on the Elektron Octatrack MkII."

Shifted chords and minimal beats

Published on Oct 7, 2017 musicalfungus

"Improvised live performance. Playing around with some new ideas. Still heavily using shift registers and the Make Noise Telharmonic in my patches these days."

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