MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deckard's Dream Has Arrived

Just in time for Blade Runner 2049, no less.

Deckard's Dream is now shipping. Built units ship in 2 - 3 weeks.

"Replicants are not clones.

Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Using technology available today (and in the near future), you will be able to play the Deckard’s Dream with stunning expressive control."

See the Deckard's Dream website for more info, and the Black Corporation label for previous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. Black Corporation is the brand, Deckard's Dream is the synth.

Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices Live Stream w/ Koma Elektronik

Streamed live 7 hours ago Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices

Koma Elektronik showing off their new Field Kit FX.

"Location & Hours:
416 Lorimer St #1R Brooklyn, NY 11206
Open Everyday 12PM-8PM

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."


Published on Oct 12, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"still using my korg monologue as 'drum'.
improvisation with fast arpeggio on moogs"

Rheyne - Live Jam #183 (live looping with 3-voice polyphonic Mother-32)

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or sequences. Sound sources are Native Instruments "Modern Drummer", a 3-voice polyphonic Mother-32 setup using Expert Sleepers Silent Way, a Fender Rhodes through an MXR ZW-44 overdrive, a Make Noise DPO, and a Dave Smith Instruments MoPho keyboard."

Triggering Roland SH-01A from TR-8 Rim Shot

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Synth Clones

"I tried triggering my SH-01A from the rim shot on the TR-8. Works great :-)"

Roland Boutique JU-06 Strings and Piano

Published on Oct 3, 2017 Synth Clones

"A quick demo of the Roland Boutique JU-06 playing strings and piano arps."

Beat707 NXT PCB Assembly

Published on Oct 12, 2017 William Kalfelz
MIDI Sequencer
Arduino Open Source Based

Rare Anyware Instruments Moodulator

via this auction

"Anyware Instruments Moodulator Analog Synthesizer. It as an extremely versatile (essentially modular) 2 VCO (w/a sub each, noise, ring modulation) a 24db Moog / Ladder Filter, 3 Envelops that work as LFOs, another LFO and routing options for FM of the VCOs/filter and tons of input/output options. This is an extremely rare discontinued synth (this is the third one made) that sounds amazing. It's fully functional and in excellent conditions. The manual is available online for better details."

GRP A4 - oscillators, filters, and sequencer - Oh my!

via this auction

"Big Blinking Knobby Analogue

really, what more is there to say?

You have your 3 oscillators,
You have your dual filters (yep - dual LP and State variable),
You have your 2 looping envelopes,
You have your 2 LFOs (one of which is super fancy),
You have your 2 sub-oscillators, ring mod, noise, S&H, auto panner, and
You have your 8x2 (or 16x1) sequencer."

Roland System 100M Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Includes 191-J five module rack, TWO 110 VCO-VCF-VCA Modules, one 140 Envelope Generator Module, one 150 S+H/ Ring Mod module and one 182 Sequencer Module. All modules are in perfect working order. All sliders and patch-points are in perfect working order. Includes 12 patch cables."

SNs 071831, 142993, 750134, 7805xx

It looks like a couple of modules were moved around since this post.

MOOG MG-1 Realistic Concertmate SN 10455 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

Roland JD 800 Oberheim OB Xa Spirit

Published on Oct 12, 2017 synths colors

Playing with the Joystick on the HANSY1010

Published on Oct 12, 2017 gilleslacaud

"Playing with the Joystick on the HANSY1010"

Prophet REV 2 Sonic LAB Review

Published on Oct 12, 2017 sonicstate

"We're taking a look at the Prophet REV 2 form Dave Smith Instruments. The successor to the Prophet 08.
Available in 8 and 16 voice versions.

Try our 3 Filter MAX4Live Synth:"

Just Like We Never Said Goodbye (SOPHIE cover, 80s edition) | Deerful

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Deerful

"I've gone full 80s, including VHS filter, and I'm not sorry. Couldn't get the vocals right so I overdubbed them, also not sorry. I think this is the most fun I've ever had covering something. More info under here.

Original song here, SOPHIE is a genius and I basically ruined all the experimentalism and eeriness of the original. Sorry.

You know I've got an album out, right?


The device I'm playing is a Novation Circuit. All sounds are from Yves Big City's Delorean Dream pack which is a TREASURE -

USUALLY I record sending a USB cardioid mic into Ableton, track muted; circuit into iRig Pro into Ableton, track soloed but very low volume so I can hear it enough to sing with but there's not much bleed into the mic and I can mix them separately. I don't like singing with headphones. For this, however, the Circuit performance is live but I recorded the vocals separately because I couldn't get 'em right. I'm not a purist. I know a lot of you lot are.

mother 32 sequencing rings w/ guitar pedals. ambient

Published on Aug 30, 2017 monoseq

"I've always been a sucker for lullaby-ish ambient sweet shit, plus my wife and I are just about to have a baby so I've been messing around with some simple patches where there's some randomness but also controlled. I need more modules. thanks to my cat 'Nisse' for saying hello. peace

The superego pedal is brilliant. at the end i turn down the dry signal and try and catch the notes by watching the leds on the mother 32. love it"

New JP-8 inspired voice boards by tiergrinder

Published on Oct 12, 2017 tiergrinder

"Finally I got around and installed the new voice boards to my Jupiter clone. I made a six PCB test batch almost a year ago and build the boards, but never quite got around to install those.

This patch is made using two saw waves, and a bit of detune between the oscillators. VCO LFO modulation modulates both VCO1 and VCO2 with mild LFO modulation.

Filter is around 25% open to make the low end more pad like and boost the bass. Filter ENV MOD modulates filter just a bit to make the sound more alive. Filter keyfollow is around 60% to open up the upper notes.

Melody is inspired by Gattobus - "Momenti" Jupiter-8 VS System-8 demo"


Published on Oct 12, 2017 LESINDES

KORG USA to Exclusively Distribute Waldorf Gear in the US

Thought this was interesting. If you are caught up with this morning's posts you might recall KORG is distributing Reon products in the UK. It appears they are also going to be the exclusive distributor for Waldorf in the US.

This one is in via Soviet Space Child, who spotted it on Music & Sound Retailer.

"Korg USA Inc. is now be the exclusive distributor for Waldorf Music. The new partnership will see Korg USA managing and implementing all marketing, sales and distribution strategies for Waldorf in the U.S.

'Waldorf is a natural fit for Korg USA, and we are honored to welcome them to our family of brands,” said James Sajeva, director of technology brands. “We pride ourselves on connecting dealers with the very best products to help them grow their business, and Waldorf is a great complement to that initiative.'

Waldorf was founded in 1988 in West Germany. For almost 30 years, it has created synthesizers and software, including the popular Blofeld series. Its most recent offerings, the KB37 and full line of modular products, expand Waldorf’s reach into the world of Eurorack.

Waldorf Music is the most recent addition to Korg USA’s growing assortment, which has also come to include Crush drums and Tanglewood guitars."

Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde DIY Tocante Workshop in Stockholm November 18/19th

This one in via Todd Barton

For those in Stockholm,

Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde will be hosting a DIY workshop with the Tocante on November 18/19th. If you are interested in attending, contact

IS 326 - Linyo & Axelo live

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Input Selector

Roland SH-101 on bass and high melody on some tracks. Roland TR-707 on drums. Akai MPC-2000XL for the rest.

Electro Traveller - Digitakt 2

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Metunar

"Second live performance with the Elektron Digitakt.
Recorded in the Onsernone Valley in the south of Switzerland."

Modular On The Spot - "Rain Dance" At Seward Park

Published on Oct 11, 2017 John L Rice

"This is my set from the MOTS event at Seward Park in Seattle WA USA October 7th 2017. *(also very short clips of the other performers at the end as a bonus)

Again I used my little Canon M5 mirror-less camera but this time with an 8mm fish-eye lens. Audio is a direct recording from the mixing desk. (thanks Bradley!)"

Division 6 Mattson SQ816 Sequencer on top.


"Gear used in order of appearance:

Bass Station 2 and Axoloti looper #1

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Matthew Tyas

"An improvised performance, using a Novation Bass Station 2 going into an Axoloti DIY Box. The axoloti is used as a delay, reverb and 4 track looper / mixer."

Note this is a 360° not currently supported by Safari. Anyone know what's up with Safari not yet supporting 360° videos?

KOMA Elektronik FIELD KIT FX - Kickstarter Launch!

Published on Oct 12, 2017 KOMA Elektronik

"We're back at it! We are very happy to announce the release of our latest Kickstarter campaign for the FIELD KIT FX!



MRSP: 249,- EUR

We worked on this unit for months and can't be happier to share it with you. Join us today (12 oct 2017) at Control in NYC or Common Ground to try it out for yourself!"

"This new device is a powerful new cv controlled effects unit for your electronic music setup and pairs extremely well with the KOMA Field Kit.


Frequency Shifter

Sample Rate Reducer / Bitcrusher

Digital Delay

Analog Spring Reverb

4 Channel VCA Mixer

4 Step Mini Sequencer

Envelope Generator

All of this, combined with the new 4 Channel CV Interface which allows you to route four cv signals throughout the device, means an incredible control over sound and timbre and a great addition to your mobile performance rig.

We are in the final stages of development of the Field Kit FX and are prepping the production and we need your support to make it happen!"

You can find full details at the Kickstarter campaign here.

Oakley Introduces the SRE330 - Enhanced Stereo Ensemble and Chorus Module

via Oakley where you'll find additional details.

"The Oakley SRE330 is a multi mode stereo ensemble unit designed to mimic the behaviour of the multichannel chorus and ensemble units of late 1970s and early 1980s. The SRE330 uses up to four channels of bucket brigade delay (BBD) lines and up to four voltage controlled low frequency oscillators (LFO) to achieve a sound reminiscent of various types of string machines, guitar chorus pedals and studio rack effects of yesteryear.

Unlike the original devices the SRE330 allows greater control over the modulation depths, speeds and waveforms, as well as featuring a wet/dry control. Input and output level control pots are also provided to allow maximum flexibility in dealing with a variety of input signal levels. Both the stereo input and output connections are balanced but can be used with unbalanced connections if desired.

The unit features classic companding noise reduction circuitry which keeps unwanted noise levels to an acceptable level while also adding a 'vintage' sound of its own. A four LED level meter helps you keep signal levels at optimum ensuring a good noise to signal ratio without clipping."

VINTAGE KORG MS-10 Analog Synth Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Waldorf Microwave

via this auction

0-Coast Patch of the Week #19: Snare Drum

Published on Oct 12, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Create snare drum sounds with the 0-Coast. More drum sounds on the way!"

All parts here.

Official Behringer DeepMind 12 Tutorial Videos

Published on Oct 12, 2017 BEHRINGER

Tom Lang demonstrates Behringer DeepMind 12.

DeepMind12: Brief Overview
DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator, Chord Modes, and Control Sequencer
DeepMind12: Oscillators
DeepMind12: Oscillator Sync
DeepMind 12: Effects
DeepMind 12 | Modulation Matrix

Patch Exploration: WMD Chimera

Published on Oct 12, 2017 soundunitz

"Short video playing around with the WMD Chimera I picked up at Knobcon this year.Been having a lot of fun with it so far. It's my 1st dedicated drum module. It fits right in with what I'm doing at the moment so I would say I'm very glad I got it.

Chimera is being triggered by one of the Sq-1s.
Peaks as well.
Two sequences from two different SQ-1s are both going to the Disting that is in Precision Adder mode. Both outputs from the Disting are routed to the 2Hp MIX then to the 2Hp TUNE. The output from the TUNE is being Mult'd to the 2Hp OSC and the int. OSC of the Mutable Instruments Warps.
The 2hp Osc is going through Ripples."

Steffi - Against The Clock

Published on Oct 12, 2017 FACTmagazine

Some nice synth spotting in this one. Sequentix P3 sequencer appears to the brain.

"The Dutch house and techno explorer creates an intense track in 10 minutes.

Steffi keeps busy. Since moving to Berlin in 2007, the Dutch-born producer has – deep breath now – released three sublime solo albums on Ostgut Ton, founded not one but two successful labels, promoted hundreds of underground parties and kept the city's iconic Panorama Bar booming as one of its resident DJs.

With her most recent album World of the Waking State continuing to make waves a month after its release, we added another item to her already-frantic to-do list – our Against The Clock challenge. Crafting a beat in 10 minutes using a seriously enviable array of gear, the cult hero didn't disappoint. Watch above."


Patch Lab Analog Jam: Arc Light (Moog Sub 37 & Nord Drum 3P)

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Boredbrain Music

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

Intellijel Quad VCA - VCAs are fun!

Published on Oct 12, 2017 AiynZahevSounds

"There's a lot of fun to be had with a good VCA. This one has 4 built in VCA's with some clever configuration

Tony Horgan - You Don't Know [Live]

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Tony Horgan

"An original track played live on a Korg Volca Keys, Sample and FM. Patterns were recorded into the Keys and FM via MIDI from a MicroKORG S. No DAW, just hardware. Try my Volca Expert Guides for free and you can become a Volca Expert too!"


Published on Oct 12, 2017 Plankton Elec

Rebel Technology Tonic - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Additive CV sequencer for Eurorack format."

See this post for details on the Rebel Technology Tonic.

Tasty Chips GR-1 - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Sixteen-voice granular synthesizer"

Roland D-05 Boutique - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"SOS synth guru Gordon Reid casts his mind back to 1987 where he first saw the Roland D-50 — a now iconic digital synth that used Linear Arithmetic synthesis. We check out the Boutique recreation of that classic synth in the shape of the D-05."

Reon Drift Box series synths — SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Desktop synthesizer range built in Osaka, Japan."

KORG UK will be distributing Reon Drift Boxes in the UK. Note Reon also did a custom Roland Driftbox. See the Reon label below for more.

LPZW.SCHLEUßIG and new Akemie’s Taiko

Published on Oct 12, 2017 k101011 k

"Received the ALM Busy Circuits Akemie’s Taiko yesterday. Connected it right away and this happened. Love it already.
SCHLEUßIG mutes the drums: Hexinverter Mutant Clap, TIptop HH909 and a Kick made with a PMF microVCO"

Silent Strike - Modular Cat

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Silent Strike

"Winter Modular Eloquencer is the main sequencer with all 8 tracks used for: bass from Verbos Harmonic Osc, 4 drums from 2 Erica Pico Drums.
The chords are formed by Intellijel Shapeshifter, Mutable Instruments Elements and Braids, through Makenoise Erbe-Verb and Erica Black Hole DSP.
The lead and blips are from Tiptop Z3000 and Malekko Anti-Oscillator, triggered by the Varigate 8+.
Other modules, vcas, mixers etc: MI Veils, Doepfer A-132-2, A-143-2, A-134-1, A-138b, A-138p/o, Waldorf KB37, Low-Gain Submix7, Makenoise Maths and Optomix."

"The Voodoo" - Part 1 - Mike Pensini w ARP Odyssey, Keyscape, System-8

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Mike Pensini

"Textures with the KORG ARP Odyssey singing on top, Spectrasonics Keyscape Rhodes providing the shimmering harmonic grit, the Roland System-8 supplying a solid foundation, lashings of tape delay & Valhalla DSP Vintage Verb to taste..."

Super Magic Hats - TRNSMT

Published on Oct 12, 2017 brassmonkey

"Super Magic Hats performing on TRNSMT - Beat Collective"

Eurorack & laptop performance.

Improvisation on 2 DIY Tokarev Protosynths

Published on Oct 12, 2017 Konstantin T

"Sending the midi out of an older project onto a couple of my synthesizers."

Soldering all those 0805 Caps for Deckard's Dream

Published on Oct 11, 2017 TjimmyChonga

"The Deckard's Dream DIY synth requires soldering 650+ very small surface mount capacitors.
Here's how to do that without panicking."

Funny bit right after 4:45. Wait for it. Note he is working on a Chrutil Sequencer III. You can see the II in action here.


Sequencerless Acid/Electro House with Yamaha CS-5

Published on Oct 11, 2017 SynthMania

"All synth parts done with the Yamaha CS-5 only, plus one loop and one crash. As a 'novelty' item, I didn't use a sequencer for this, but played all parts in real time.
FX used:
Sonitus fx: Delay
Overloud Breverb2"

Yamaha Montage [Demo]

Published on Oct 11, 2017 DKS SYNTH LAB

Patch n Tweak

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