MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Q114 Mixer ++

Published on Oct 11, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"Hosted by Roger Arrick of"


"The Q114 Mixer++ is a 4-channel mixer, a dual 2-channel mixer, and a signal distributor in a single-wide MU format module. The Q114 also provides many processing functions including signal inverting, amplifying and offsetting.
The unique design connects channels together until you insert a plug. This allows various combinations of mixing, distributing and processing simultaneously.

Each channel's knob attenuates its input from 0% to 100%, and the toggle switch sets an optional function. Use X1 for normal mixing.

Several Q114 Mixer++ modules can be daisy-chained together for 8, 12 or more channels.

The rules of operation are simple and powerful:

Input and output jacks are switching jacks. Inserting a plug breaks the connection to the next channel. This allows an amazing variety of mixing and processing possibilities in a small space.

Without a plug inserted into an input, that channel receives its signal from the input above it. When a plug is inserted into an input, that channel receives its signal from the plug. The first input is 5 volts without a plug inserted.

Without a plug inserted into an output, that output is mixed into the next channel below it. When a plug is inserted into an output, the processing of that channel is sent out, and the signal is not mixed into the next channel, the chain is broken.
$167.00 USD"


Published on Oct 11, 2017 MIDERA

"First track written since our baby was born (3 months ago). No time to write, no time to think or relax, creativity lacking - but maybe it's always been this way, I just have an excuse now.

Gear used: Radikal Technologies Spectralis, Access Virus, Korg EMX, Eventide Space, Canon 5d2, 50mm f/1.8 lens"

intellijel Springray - Three Times the Fun

Published on Oct 11, 2017 intellijel

"With three tanks available for Springray, the obvious question arises: What happens when you use all three tanks together?"

CustomSynth Black Access Virus Snow

A custom black Access Virus Snow from Jeff Toman of CustomSynth. Scroll down for more pics.

The Access Virus Coal! Coal is black, get it? Sorry, I do try.

It does look nice!

You can find a ton of custom synth design work (and custom synth Ts) by CustomSynth in the archives here.

Studio Electronics SE-1X Analog Synthesizer Rackmount Synth SN 3713 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

"Roland JD-800 legend in exceptional condition. NO red glue issue on this one!

This unit is clean inside and out. All button contacts and sliders function responsively. The keys springs are reset and regreased. Auction includes these Genuine Roland spare parts and add-ons:
12-note Contact Strip (qty 4)
13-note Contact Strip (qty 1)
61 Key Springs
Drums & Percussion Standard waveform card
Drums & Percussion Standard data card

Only issue is the stiff aftertouch that all these JD-800 keyboards suffer from. This can be fixed with a change of resistor which I never undertook."

Syntech E440 - An Excellent Analog Filter

Published on Oct 11, 2017 AiynZahevSounds

"Another awesome module. The E440 has a thick, dense character that I've not heard anywhere else. Hopefully these demos will give you some idea of how it sounds."

Soulsby Synthesizers Atmegatron - First Impressions (No Talking)

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"I've just picked up a Soulsby Synthesizers ATMEGATRON (best name ever). An unashamedly 8-bit synth that does pretty, shiny, gritty, chip-tuney, bitcrushy sounds. It's ace. There'll be a full demo soon, but for now, here's a little exploration of just some of the sounds it has hidden away inside its colourful shell!"

Intellijel Plonk Modal Synth Sounds

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video we use three Intellijel Plonks to make a variety of percussion and melodic sounds.

Plonk from Intellijel is a modal synthesizer voice that uses physical modelling to create a wide variety of percussive and textural timbres. The module's modal synthesis engine, developed with the help of Applied Acoustic Systems, allows for realistic emulation of plates, membranes, strings and beams. The module also features a compact design that relies on an OLED screen that can be used to both configure parameters as well as view live modulation patterns of the waveforms being generated by the module. Fans of Mutable Instruments Rings will be right at home with this unique resonator unit.

Available here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

intellijel Triatt & Quadratt

Published on Oct 11, 2017 intellijel

"The Triatt and Quadratt provide an essential utility module that can be used as attenuators, attenuverters, DC voltage sources, and a mixer."

Triatt | Quadratt

Synthchaser #082 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Dead & Intermittent Key Repair

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Synth Chaser

"The Prophet 600 Panasonic keybeds often have problems with dead or intermittent key contacts. In this video I show you how to access the key contacts, and how to repair them for reliable long-term operation.

Parts for DIY repair and restoration of Sequential Circuits synthesizers are available at my website. I also repair and restore Prophets and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Stylophone GEN X-1

Published on Oct 11, 2017 MrFirechild

"Multitracking with the Stylophone GEN X-1 analog synthesizer. All sounds and effects from the GEN X-1.Composed and produced by"


Published on Oct 11, 2017 zack dagoba

"My new Korg Sigma. I wanted to try sequencing it, and as I don't have an appropriate Hz-to-Volt analog sequencer (mine are all Volt-per-Octave) I had to rig up a really cumbersome workaround. This involved using the Moog 960 sequencer to output V/Oct CV out to the Kenton CV-to-MIDI converter which output MIDI to the Future Retro Mobius sequencer MIDI input which converted to Hz/V to be sent to the CV input of the Sigma. PHEW! The drums were patched on the Moog Modular. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Yamaha CS-40M Patch Demo

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Gedemondas

"This CS-40M is for sale here"

SN 2281 via this auction

"Beautiful and incredible sounding Yamaha CS-40M vintage analog synthesizer from 1978! This beast is much sought-after but rarely discovered in such a pristine condition!.. I just had it serviced (see pics) and it plays and sounds like a dream!"

Yamaha CS-01 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 5911

via this auction

"Vintage Yamaha CS01 Synth in good working condition. Cosmetically,some scratches,scuffs,etc.It comes with aftermarket AC adapter.These were designed and are best to be used with breath controllers.The same model used by Chick Corea"


Published on Aug 3, 2017 CRUEL & UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS

via this auction

(more pics below)

"CRUEL+UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS PRESENTS! STORM TROOPER v1.... boasting 6 oscillators with switchable output and all under optical control via the fading led AND the optical keyboard!!! the envelope can even be controlled by the keyboard creating a stepped portamento!!! Switching the 6 independent oscillators on and of creates fantastic controlled modulation! The sweeping optical envelop creates fantastic drones and swells! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT THE HYPE IS ALL ABOUT!! 9v portable power and 1/4 inch output with volume control this little beast is more of a HURRICANE than a storm! ENJOY!

-9v portable power included
-1/4 inch output
-volume knob (its very loud)
-led indicator....


Published on Jul 14, 2017 CRUEL & UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS

via this auction

"CRUEL+UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS PRESENTS! C3P0 v4093!! A full analog 4 oscillator synth controlled by RAMP voltage controlled oscillators and/or ON\OFF keyed input! each oscillator can also be sent to the input of its neighboring oscillator creating a cascade effect to the input while the neighbor oscillator is outputting its signal to either the master channel or the next oscillator in the chain!

RAMPING! so each oscillator is controlled by either the pitch knob OR the ramp via the selecting switch for that channel. when ramp control is on the pitch will rise and quickly fall at the rate controlled by the large black knob for that channel! All these functions and controls are demonstrated in the demo video.

-9v portable power included
-1/4inch output
-volume knob (its very loud)
-led indicator.... power on / kill switch on"


Published on Oct 11, 2017 CRUEL & UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS
Update: video is back.

via this auction

"3 sine wave oscillators each with adjustable symmetry and low sine key adjust! Creating smooth to course, dirty to clean, synch chords at a push of its 12 keys! This little monster sounds great with added distortion and WOW with a Flanger. Completely portable with 9v power and 1/4 inch output!"

Lyra-8 Expressive Lead with SEM Pro, Semblance and Taurus III Sequencing

Published on Oct 11, 2017 martinjazz78

"For your maximum pleasure use good speakers or good headphones while watching/listening to this video.

I openly admit I am still very far from mastering Lyra-8 on at least intermediate level. At the moment, I don't think I am able to predict more than 60% of what's going to happen in the next moment, if I tweak this knob, switch or change this or that on the instrument. But still it produces so expressive and inspiring sounds no matter what, so you just want to play it. As most of the videos I saw before I decided to order Lyra-8 were Lyra-8 as solo instruments, I am also very happy and glad Lyra integrates so naturally and easily into the rest of my set up.

This video is an excerpt from about two hours long improvisation/dawless synth jam. In this segment I managed to turn Lyra-8 into what I would call expressive lead synth, but I have no problem, if you disagree with such label in the context of this video and how Lyra-8 sounds in it. Anyway the rest of the set up is SEM Pro by Tom Oberheim, Semblance by Analogue Solutions and Taurus III Bass Pedals - all sequenced by Cirklon hardware sequencer. Additionally there is also Elements Synthesizer by Ken Macbeth producing self-generated and beautifully organic sounds. Lyra-8, SEM Pro, Semblance and Taurus III are also processed through Strymon Big Sky for reverb and SEM Pro with Semblance also through the vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay.

Enjoy ;)"

#038 :: Elektron Analog Rytm // Elektron Analog Four

Published on Oct 11, 2017 hicut cake

"Hicut Cake proudly presents:

Recipe #038

– Elektron Analog Rytm
– Elektron Analog Four

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2017"

XAOC Devices - Belgrad *Dark Filter Drones* & Belgrad *Beat Mangler*

Published on Oct 11, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Those that support me on Patreon have a full patch breakdown for this with an exclusive video guiding them through the whole patch. So check out Patreon below if that's of interest!

Here's some light percussion, set against Make Noise Erbe Verb, with the Synthesis Technology E352 and the XAOC Devices Belgrad ... which is ace!

Be awesome! Support me on Patreon -"

XAOC Devices - Belgrad *Beat Mangler*

Published on Oct 9, 2017

"Here's the XAOC Devices Belgrad mangling some beats. I have another little "teaser" video which is some dark drone action then the full video coming very soon too!

There's SSF Entity, HexInverter Mutant Drums, Malekko Varigate 8+ and Voltage Block, the E352 on audio rate modulation and a whole load more thrown into this!"

ROLI LightPad Block M - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Updated version of the Lightpad Block controller with a redesigned, deeper, textured surface and brighter LEDs."

AJH Synth SynthFest UK 2017 - Finaliser R-EQ & Gemini 2412 Videos

Two new videos for the AJH Finaliser R-EQ & Gemini 2412 have been added to this post.

A Tribute To The Roland Juno 60 by Luke Neptune

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Luke Neptune

"All sounds from the Roland Juno 60."

The video features some stills of Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi who passed away just this year.

BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay Sound Demo with Novation Peak (no talking)

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Intro: Reverse Delay
0:20 - 1:15 Delay
Building up a simple track with the looper 1:15 - 3-49
3: 59 - end: several delays
5:20 - live tweaking intro sequence (reverse delay)"

Sunday#002 Modular Bossa Nova

Published on Oct 11, 2017 JAkoGreyshire

"Improvised noodling with a Bossa Nova style beat...
Moog Mother-32, Moog Drummer From Another Mother, Make Noise Mysteron, Make Noise 0-Coast(just used the Random Voltage Generator), Manhattan Analog DTM Mixer, Make Noise Maths..... Kind of got a little crazy at the end but, oh well..."

New Rytmik Studio Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

2049 by Martin Linda (Rytmik Studio Demo Song) Published on Oct 9, 2017 Rytmik Studio

"A demo song created in the upcoming Rytmik Studio. Rytmik Studio is in development for quite long time. The new version of Rytmik is now at a point where we can accelerate development, and we need your support to achieve this. Support us at Indiegogo."

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

You might be familiar with previous incarnations of Rytmik, including Rytmik Ultimate for iPad, Rytmik World Music for Nintendo DSi & 3DS, and Rytmik Original Edition (and here), and Rytmik Rock Edition. The Rytmik DSIWare teaser was first posted here on MATRIXSYNTH back in 2010.

The are now running on Indigogo campaign for Rytmik Studio. The following are some details including the updates to previous incarnations you can expect.

"Third Generation (2017)
Rytmik Studio. That's what we are working on, and you can now support it. The jump between the second and the third generation is huge. For more specific information, please see the list of features and the description of the internal architecture of our sound engine. We are currently developing this version for PC and Mac. It will be available on Steam in Early Access later this year. The final version of Rytmik Studio will be available in 2018."

"What is Rytmik Studio?

Simply put, it's a music creation software based around a beautifully simple, yet wonderfully powerful concept. It’s flexible, instant and fun. Create a basic melody in a few steps, compose a great song in a few minutes, and show your musical flare with a whole range of instruments and effects. Rytmik Studio combines a step sequencer and a wavetable synthesizer. All this is supported by a built-in library with over 1200 samples, hundreds of instrument presets and dozens of sample songs. The results of your production can be instantly shared online, or exported to more traditional audio file formats. Rytmik Studio allows you to set different permissions and save songs to the Rytmik Cloud for users to enjoy, from simple playback and rating to remixing and collaborations. Take a song and watch how it evolves as it passes through the hands of more composers and their creative input.

Why IndieGoGo?
We have been developing games and applications for over 19 years. In 2010, we started developing the music application Rytmik for Nintendo DSi. Over time, we added new features and improved existing ones. As Rytmik grew, so did technology, and we took advantage of the more powerful hardware that became available. The latest version, Rytmik Ultimate, is available for Windows, MacOS, Nintendo 3DS, and iPad. We are now currently developing the third generation of Rytmik: Rytmik Studio.

The community behind Rytmik is growing, and we have two clear objectives. Firstly, we would like to complete Rytmik Studio sooner. Secondly, we want to involve the community in shaping the development itself. In today‘s digital age, a togetherness of development and community is essential for everybody. The new version of Rytmik Studio is now at a point where we can accelerate development, and we need your support to achieve this.

AJH Megaphase 12 - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

1. AJH Megaphase 12 - SynthFest UK 2017
Phaser Eurorack module based on the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone circuit with some serious upgrades.

2. AJH Synth Finaliser R-EQ - SynthFest UK 2017
Four-band equaliser, reverb/delay, maximiser and exciter in Eurorack modular format.

3. AJH Synth Gemini 2412 - SynthFest UK 2017
Dual SEM filter module for Eurorack.

See the AJH label below for more.

Digitakt - Session Gamma

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Elektron Digitakt.
Mastered with Ozone."

Xaoc Devices Pinging KAMIENIEC phasers

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Xaoc Devices

Xaoc Devices TIRANA II

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Xaoc Devices

Xaoc Devices DREZNO & LIPSK

Published on May 25, 2017 Xaoc Devices

"Drezno and Lipsk are the first in series of modules which constitute The Leibniz Binary Subsystem, a group of 8-bit signal processing devices offering comprehensive digital signal manipulation, as well as audio signal, control voltage, trigger, and gate generation. Drezno is the input/output front-end of the system, consisting of an analog–to–digital converter (ADC) and a digital–to–analog converter (DAC), that alone can be used for manipulating analog signals and voltages based on their binary representation. For detailed description, please refer to the manual on"

New Erica Synths Black Dual VCF & Black Output v2 & Pico Trigger to Gate Eurorack Modules

Note the Dual VCF was first announced here with a demo video. The following is the official press release.

"Erica Black VCF is dual multimode filter with CV control over cutoff and resonance for serious modular patches. The core of the VCF is highly stable, custom multimode VCF chip AS3320. It can be used as two independent VCFs with simultaneous HP, BP and LP outputs, controls can be linked for stereo application and both VCFs can be chained in series or parallel to the summing output for ultimate modulations. Bonus feature – 16 band spectrum analyser – gives visual feedback on what happens on summing output.

Main features for Black Dual VCF
• Two identical multimode VCFs
• Simultaneous HP, BP and LP outputs
• Summing output
• CV control over Cutoff and Resonance
• CV level attenuverters
• Link switch for controlling both VCFs with one cutoff or resonance knob
• 16 band spectrum analyser
• Skiff-friendly design

Price: 350€ (VAT ex.)"

The Erica Black Output Module v2 is a high quality output mixer and stereo panner with balanced outputs and headphone amplifier for monitoring your modular masterpieces. All inputs are buffered, we use stereo potentiometers (found in high quality studio mixers) for panning, IN4 is stereo input with simultaneous level adjustment for both channels, IN3 has a CV controlled autopan function.

Price: 260€ (VAT ex.)

Erica Pico Trigger to Gate module is one of few modules around that converts triggers to gates using smart algorithms that enhance your musical compositions and rhythm patterns. The module can turn a simple trigger sequencer into powerful musical pattern generator. The module was created inspired by Ryoji Ikeda compositions.

Main features for Pico T→G:
• Manually and CV controlled gate length
• Manually and CV controlled gate skipping probability
• Triggered and Independent modes
• Incoming trigger in and output gate control LEDs

Price: 90€ (VAT ex.)

Published on Sep 29, 2017 Distortion Productions

Roland Juno-106

via this auction

Modular - Syntech e330 Multi-Oscillator

Published on Oct 11, 2017 AiynZahevSounds

"Hi guys and girls, my modular series of videos were originally uploaded to another youtube channel, but I'm considering bringing all my content under one roof for better management. Please let me know in the comments below if you liked this video and want to see more!"

New Squarp Instruments Hermod Eurorack Sequencer in the Works

Squarp of course released the Pyramid desktop sequencer. I'm guuessing this makes use of that tech and ports it to the eurorack format. You can find a video below.

You can see the following:

Master control knob.
Screen displaying Note for 8 parts.
Step, Effects, Track Seq buttons.
An X button with length, voices, and song categories.
A Y button with zoom, settings, and run mode categories.
Eight buttons likely corresponding to the 8 CV and Gate outs.
What appears to be four CV inputs labeled A, B, C, and D.
Midi In and Out, USB Host and USB Device ports.

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Searching 30092017 02 // Korg monotribe & Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Computing.Sound

"The usual synthesizer noodling..

Korg monotribe ➡ Zoom MS-70CDR ➡ Zoom H6 (audio recorder)


Roland JUPITER-8 vs SYSTEM-8 - "Momenti" by gattobus

Published on Oct 11, 2017 gattobus

"A little improvisation with the mighty beast of synthesizers, Roland JUPITER-8 and its modern counterpart SYSTEM-8 (in JP-8 mode).
Well, I think they blend together perfectly, I love them both!!!
I was very excited when I shot this video, so my performance is not perfect, sorry :P
I hope you like it :-)"

analogue synthesizer demo 5

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Synthe_64

"This is my fifth demo. I added some percussion. The basic percussion comes from the RMIF Elsita analogue drumsynthesiser. Extra percussion accents are produced by the Pittsburgh modular with the use of a Doepfer Random voltage generator.The sequencer line is done by the Moog Minimoog in combination with the Doepfer Dark Time. Other synths are the Korg Polysix, Roland VP330 plus-MKI, the Multivox MX-2000, the Doepfer Dark Energy MKI and the Korg Monotribe.
Mixing and FX is done by two Behringer mixers, an Alesis Microverb 3 and an EHX Small Stone phaser. The used mike for the vocoder is a Shure PG57.
I don't use midi. No prerecording used."

All parts here.

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