MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

All 6 Korg Volca: Kick + Sample + FM + Bass + Keys + Beats - Techno/Hard Style Jam by Storm 3003

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Shock-HRz

"Inspired by the power of Volca Kick I tried to do something "hard" with the little Volcas. Not my genre but is fun! :)
Select HD for a better experience! Read details below:

- Korg Volca Kick
- Korg Volca Sample
- Korg Volca FM
- Korg Volca Bass
- Korg Volca Keys
- Korg Volca Beats

- Alesis NanoVerb (Volca Bass & Keys)
- Nuendo 4 (Added light Compression on the Mix)

- Roland Mixer M-160 MKII
- RME FireFace UC
- Nuendo 4

Performed by:
- Simone Ciacci a.k.a. 'Storm 3003'"

Custom Skinned Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer Synthspa Renewed

via this auction

"Deluxe Juno-106 Restoration


All faders rebuilt, all non-functioning buttons replaced, leds replaced if not working, and any broken or missing faders replaced for $30 USD each.


All six 80017a voice chips restored and guaranteed working, calibrated to factory standards, and small defects within the module board repaired.


Large electrolytic capacitors replaced and power jack converted to the standard 3 prong computer cable receptacle. Includes new 3-prong power cable.

Moog Minimoog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3154

via this auction

"This is a vintage Minimoog Model D is in very good cosmetic condition, in 100 percent working order, was recently checked over by a qualified technician. The highly sought after Minimoog, first invented in 1970, has been used in poplar rock and pop music for several decades. In comparison to its larger and more expensive predecessors, this monophonic analog synthesizer commercialized the use of synthesizers due to its simplified and less cumbersome design. This exciting piece of equipment allows for countless generated sounds by use of controllable oscillators, voltage controlled filter, and voltage controlled amplifier."

Macbeth Studio Systems Micromac-D

via this auction

Roland RS-101

via this auction

Madrona Labs Aalto Tutorials

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Madrona Labs

Aalto Tutorial #1: Header and Patcher
Aalto Tutorial #2: Key Module
Aalto Tutorial #3: Sequencer Module
Aalto Tutorial #4: LFO Module
Aalto Tutorial #5: Envelope 1
Aalto Tutorial #6: Envelope 2 Module
Aalto Tutorial #7: Complex Oscillator Module
Aalto Tutorial #8: Gate Module
Aalto Tutorial #9: Waveguide/Delay Module
Aalto Tutorial #10: Filter Module
Aalto Tutorial #11: Output Module

Madrona Labs Soundplane—Gnossienne 1

Published on Sep 20, 2017 Madrona Labs

"Randy Jones playing Gnossienne 1 by Erik Satie on the Madrona Labs Soundplane."

Novation X-Station 25

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 469930

via this auction

Elektron Digitakt Dub Techno

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Alain Kalender

"Drony Dub Techno session made today, DIGITAKT IS AWESOME!

Used in this video, DSI Mopho, Elektron Digitakt and the Maschine for some fills"

Dreadbox Abyss / Sound Samples

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Dreadbox

Elektron Monomachine keyboard as controller.

Amateur guide to the ARP 2600 contains swearing and impatience

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Ian o'Brien

"This is part one of a DIY series about the amazing musical possibilities within the ARP 2600 synthesizer.

There's a lot of bullshit, nonsense and outright rubbish about the ARP2600 on YouTube. Fallacies, mojo and outright falsehoods, to the left right and center.

I want to show what it really is, starting here with just the synth itself, no extras. The series will not focus on technical explanations. Only one goal - how to get a good sound out of it?

Forget the waffle.....The ARP2600 is *not* a science project or a weird curiosity it's a musical instrument .
I think the designers didn't properly understood this at the time.

I don't give an arse about the specs and details, this is about sound and how to make music x"

Abstract Data new modules & prototypes // Synthfest 2017

Published on Oct 16, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Justin from Abstract Data takes us through new modules and prototypes. There's the new AD-50 3x discrete OTA triple VCA, ADE-51 VC AHDSR, ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility and the new prototype Event Boss and ADE-40 Shaping VCO. I love Justin's work and have a pair of ADE-32's running my rig and I'm definitely looking forward to checking these out soon."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the OB-6 and Sunshine Jones

You'll find the full interview at Dave Smith Instruments here.

"Sunshine Jones is an electronic musician from San Francisco, California. He is a production machine that seems to be in constant motion. Hand made releases, full fledged vinyl releases, customized eurorack modules, hand built synthesizers, tutorial videos, consultations with manufacturers, beta testing, and non-stop encouragement for people who are curious about getting their heads together about playing live electronic music.

From 1991 – 2005 he was one half of Dubtribe Sound System. While Dubtribe continues to perform periodically at festivals and special engagements, Sunshine travels the world solo these days playing 100% live improvisational electronic music, and hosting the Play Live! seminars where he discusses how to play live music as an electronic artist, and what it means. His aim is to encourage people to get started regardless of what gear they have. But his focus always comes back to doing it without a computer, without a tablet, and without a phone. The idea is to play live, and get into the moment. He is also a well-loved, and well-traveled DJ.

He has produced, recorded and released music on Jive, BMG, Universal, Defected, King Street, Oh! Stockholm, Cosmic Disco, Treehouse Muzique, and dozens of other indie labels. He also operates the San Francisco-based record label, The Urgency Of Change. For more information about Sunshine Jones, visit his website."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Million Machine March Poses the Question: Will Moog Release a Complete Eurorack Modular System?

Million Machine March poses the question of whether Moog Music will come out with a complete eurorack modular system. Click through for the full post. You might recall Million Machine March (previously Ninstrument) has been porting Moog's Moogerfoogers to eurorack for some time now.

Pictured: "Here we show the Eurorack converted Moog MoogerFoogers, MF-101, 102, 103, 105, 107, and 108. A Moog Minitaur Bass Synth, and a Moog Werkstatt synth. A Circuit Abbey Unify mixer with expander. A 2HP mult and two Div 6 16 step sequencers to round out the system’s functionality. All of this housed in a custom 9U Goike case."

Eventide Enters Eurorack World With EuroDDL Module AES New York

via Eventide

"LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to release the EuroDDL — entering the ever-expanding Eurorack modular market with a 16HP digital delay (DDL) module made to sound less digital than the average delay while enabling external control of every feature and function — at AES New York 2017, October 18-20, Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, USA…

With the EuroDDL, Eventide’s old school design strictly limits the amount of digital circuitry to only what’s required for delay. Soft saturation clipping, LP (low pass) FILTER, FEEDBACK, insert loop, and +20 dB boost are all analog.

The digital section is minimal and constrained to do nothing more than simple, yet flexible, delay. The DDL itself is pristine. It’s long. It’s short (0.11msec resolution). It’s smooth, it loops, and it goes backwards (REVERSE). The delay converter is 24 bits with a maximum delay time of up to 10 seconds at 192 kHz sample rate and 160 seconds at 16 kHz sample rate. Delay time can be varied smoothly and over a wide range — either manually, via TAP (BPM) tempo, or by remote control voltage. Short delays can be used for comb filtering and flanging effects. Longer delays for echo effects. Infinite delays for looping. Backwards delays for reverse effects.

To be a true performance instrument, all the controls of the Eurorack module must be remote controllable. The EuroDDL does just that with jacks — clipping, KILL, REVERSE, FEEDBACK, MIX, and LP FILTER — to accept VC (voltage control) and T/G (trigger to gate). It’s designed to be played as an instrument... and it’s designed to ‘play nice’ in the rack with RETURN/SEND and CLK (clock) IN/OUT.

“There’s usually a modular this or that floating around at Eventide; we wanted to create a delay that can be played by musicians — musicians like our own resident experimental music artist Anthony Saunders,” says Eventide Director of Marketing Communications Nalia Sanchez. “Plus, we wanted it to sound, feel, and behave like an analog instrument by doing as much as possible with analog components. It adds cost, but makes a clear difference. There seems to be something that happens to sound when it’s operated on in quantized time. The EuroDDL module keeps whatever that ‘something’ is to a bare minimum.”

The EuroDDL design is derived from the Eventide DDL-500, the 500 Series delay module about which Tape Op’s Eli Crews wrote: “ has a unique feel and sound, partly due to the fact that the only digital part of the audio path is the delay line itself.”

Eventide will be demonstrating the EuroDDL alongside award-winning plug-ins on Booth #321 at AES New York 2017 — the 143rd International Convention — on October 18-20, Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, USA.

Currently available in limited quantities, general availability of the EuroDDL is scheduled for January 2018 with an MSRP of $399.00 USD.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated EuroDDL webpage here:"

Keen Association Keen-o-Tron - Chamberlin and Mellotron Desktop Unit w/ Touch Keys


"We were extremely inspired by Chamberlin/Mellotron idea, sound and topology and couple of years ago started working on the musical instrument we called Keen-o-Tron.

The instrument handles sixteen meticulously selected Chamberlin and Mellotron sounds accurately sampled from the original units. Each key’s signal path consists of special independent digital sound source and optronic audio gate with specific dynamic curve. This fully polyphonic sonic array gets mixed and goes into the timbre control, optronic master gate and high precision pedal-controlled VCA at the final stage. Other highlights include MIDI input, computer USB interface, highly reliable touch keyboard, self-calibration routine, etc. Built with love and by the best Russian military quality traditions :-)"

SSSR Labs Model 220 Polyphonic Touch'n'Run Buchla Format Touch Controller

Published on Sep 28, 2017 Keen Association Moscow

Model 220 — Keyboard Mode
Model 220 — Capture Mode
Polyphonic Touch'n'Run Voltage Array Model 220

via SSSR Labs

"Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220 is a up-to-four-voice truly polyphonic, freely tunable and scalable, pressure sensitive musical keyboard with vast sequencing capabilities. The design is based on the analogue concept so that NO voltages are being digitized and the internal microcontroller just traces the finger touches and routes them through an analogue circuitry. There’s also NO keyboard scanning, all keys work in realtime, having their dedicated logical channels.

Here’s the brief description of features:

WerkBench at Machines in Music 2017!

Published on Oct 16, 2017 treasurecharger

"WerkBench is available in the app store:

We took WerkBench to the Machines in Music Exhibition in NYC!

Gear in order of appearance:

Circuit Patch Store - Start Something - Yves Big City

Circuit Patch Store - Start Something - Yves Big City from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"This pack for the Novation Circuit will be perfect for all songwriters that need to quickly start a song idea, whether you are into rock, disco, funk, hip hop or electro we all need at a moment a real acoustic drum pattern to get smooth inspiration.

This session pack will deliver those authentic and classic grooves and inspiring beats that you can freely arrange in your productions.


What Can You Do With A Bass Station II? (Session Two)

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Red Means Recording

"Multitracking the Novation Bass Station II to make a synthwave track.


Post-processing for each track:
5th Pad - Saturator, TAL Chorus, Valhalla Shimmer, EQ, Compressor
Arp - Saturator, TAL Chorus, Valhalla Shimmer, EQ, Compressor
Lead - Saturator, EQ, Valhalla Shimmer
Arp - EQ, Delay
Deep Hit - Saturator, TAL Chorus, Valhalla Shimmer, Compressor
End Melody - Saturator, Delay, EQ, CLA Effects, H-Delay, Valhalla Shimmer"

220ohm - Home session #02

Published on Oct 16, 2017 220 ohm

"Just want to share some work in progress tracks, hope you'll enjoy !"

Dave Smith Mopho Sound Demo (Insane little yellow beast!)

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Alain Kalender

"No talk, just sounds (with a little reverb). This thing sounds phat! Especially when it's combined with a reverb module!"

mfb-502 drum synth demo

Published on Oct 16, 2017 DavidH

1975 MOOG SATELLITE MODEL A 5330 SN 2174341

via this auction

"Vintage (circa) 1975 Moog Music Satellite Model 5330 synthesizer by Thomas Organ Co. This particular example, serial number 2174341, is in very nice all original condition. Though it is missing 5 slider tips, it has been fully serviced and cleaned..."

Bastl Instruments – živé vysílání

Started streaming 2 minutes ago Bastl Instruments

Analog Four MKII and MS20

Published on Oct 16, 2017 MrDataline

"Tutorial video explaining the whole setup and how the machines are set can be found here:"

Motas-6 demo 03

Published on Oct 16, 2017 MotasSynth

"Short demo playing a pattern and adjusting the sound."

See the Motas label below for more.

mfb-522 drum synth demo

Published on Oct 16, 2017 DavidH

SN 10663

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Arcade Button Controller Case: DIY How To

Published on Oct 16, 2017 DJ TechTools

"What if the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators had arcade button cases? Today's DIY tutorial from Kyle Mohr is an instructional video on making your own. Read more here:"

Spotted this one on discchord.

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest w/ Soft Case

via this auction

Access Virus 37 Polar TI with White Soundwear Gigbag

via this auction

Moog Werkstatt-01 WITH CV EXPANSION

via this auction

"Like new used condition. Great cheap way to get that awesome Moog bass! Comes in the box, with the power adapter, and CV expansion too (originally sold separately for 40$) so you can route signals within the synth, or connect to other synths easily. I'll throw in a few CV cables."

Werkstatt-01 to Eurorack Module with Custom Cable

Werkstatt-01 to Eurorack Module with Custom Cable from lara grant on Vimeo.

"Trying out a new cable. One end is a TS plug, the other an alligator clip and male header pin to connect to the Werkstatt-01."

Expanse 3.0 Hyperwave Synthesizer for Propellerheads Reason

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Blamsoft

via Propellerheads:

"Please note that this product requires Reason 9.2

Blamsoft, creator of the VK-1 Viking and Zero Hybrid synthesizers, knows DSP and the Rack Extension SDK inside and out. eXode, maker of top selling refills, knows synthesis and sound design backwards and forwards. It’s a perfect team to bring you something big, a synth that pushes the Rack Extension platform to its ultimate potential. Introducing Expanse Hyperwave Synthesizer!

New in version 3.0
A powerful envelope editor mode allows you to make your own envelope by adding, removing, and adjusting stages. It features modifier key combinations for advanced editing.
You can now create custom wavetables using the envelope editor mode
A spectral EQ is available for each oscillator independently. You can draw a curve the same way as with the envelopes, creating your own filter curve.
Odd and Even harmonics mods adjust the harmonics of the waveform for interesting effects
A Pluck mode uses Karplus-Strong synthesis to create a plucked string sound
FM and RM are available from each of the oscillators including itself"

Legowelt Artist Patches for Roland Boutique D-05 Linear Synthesizer

Published on Oct 15, 2017 RolandChannel

"Legowelt, a.k.a Danny Wolfers, is a one-of-a-kind synthesist who has created his own musical path that does not align with genres nor tradition. All Legowelt productions are filled with head-turning moments only capable through his wizardry of all things synthesizer.

We had the pleasure of sharing with him the Roland Boutique D-05 Linear Synthesizer - a compact reproduction of the Roland D-50 from the late 1980s, one of the most influential synthesizers ever produced.

In a matter of days, Legowelt had created a bank of 64 Artist Patches that could only come from his unique, creative space. This bank is a mix of punchy, percussive patches (suited to the D-05 in-built sequencer and arpeggiator) with dreamy, ambient pads to suit anything from deep techno to lo-fi hip-hop.

These patches have been made available for free for all Roland Boutique D-05 users. Click on the link below to download and add to your own sounds."

New Full Bucket Music FB-3300 - KORG PS-3300 Soft Synth

Free VST - FB-3300 Synth -

Published on Oct 14, 2017 vstplanet

Update: video added above.

via Full Bucket Music

"The FB-3300 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG PS-3300 Polyphonic Synthesizer from 1977. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. Main features are:

Close emulation of behavior and all controls of the original hardware
Three independent polyphonic synthesizer blocks
Band-limited oscillators, classic two-pole lowpass filters
Resonators section plus two Modulation Generators per bank
Additional Sample & Hold and paraphonic Envelope Generator
Micro-tuning option
Additional tweaks
MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)"

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