MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

KORG Volcas with Circuit & iWAVESTATION Deep Session 13

Published on Oct 24, 2017 014london70

"Volca FM and iWAVESTATION played live. Circuit is sequencing the Volca Bass and slightly layered with an internal sound in places. Volca sample playing its own patterns. Mastered in Final Touch."


Glo Phase - Analog Rytm Set (seeking)

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Glo Phase

Livestock Electronics Bang Lofi Wavetable VCO

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Livestock Electronics Bang is a Eurorack VCO that uses a unique algorithm that switches between two parts of a wavetable in odd and even chunks. The Bang has a lofi chiptune character and you can load your own wavetables onto it with a micro SD card.

Available here:"

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

NATURAL GATE Overview & Memory Demonstration

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Rabid Elephant

"This video shows our beloved dual LPG done our way... We go over basic the features but focus on a unique memory effect which allows spectral dynamics to be added, automatically, based on the speed you HIT the gate."

NATURAL GATE Demo - Chord Bingle

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Rabid Elephant

"A lil song/jam with all sounds processed by 2 Natural Gates."

via Rabid Elephant:


Natural Gate is a dual channel, adjustable decay, zero bleed LPG (lowpass gate) designed in our own special way.


Natural Gate has been designed to generate a signature response evocative of the acoustics of the natural world. Think of how the plucking of a string or the beating of a drum head produces organic sounds we are all intimately familiar with, sounds that resonate with us, they feel right.

To obtain these qualities, we started with a blank slate and developed an instrument with its own unique character. A character unhampered by the conventions of traditional circuits and devices.

Natural Gate's fully adjustable (and voltage-controllable) decay alters the level of damping of the object you hit - from very short highly damped events to vibrations that ring out for several seconds. The module's innovative circuitry ensures the perfect decay shape at any decay setting.

What you hit matters just as importantly; the MATERIAL switch provides a selection of three material characteristics further increasing the flexibility of the instrument.

The HIT input's circuitry was carefully designed to ensure that any signal you send in will correctly drive Natural gate's envelopes. The CTRL input allows you to open the gate in any way you see fit and when combined with HIT, natural dynamics are realised.

Natural Gate was painstakingly designed and tuned by many pairs of seasoned ears. Natural Gate defines a new paradigm of how the LPG can be experienced and used, thus opening a portal for dialing in new discoveries.

New Korg Synth Coming to NAMM

Update: a few updates have been made to this post - mainly just a little more elaboration.

So, there are rumors that KORG will be introducing a new synth at NAMM this year. I almost didn't put a post up as that's kind of the point of NAMM - manufacturers typically introduce new gear at NAMM. It's almost like posting: New Gear to Appear at NAMM!!! It's not really news until there is actually something to report. Otherwise it's just click bait imo. That said, this is what we do know:

It's not the Maxilogue pictured. That's just something I found on the net and haven't yet posted here. It also represents an evolution of the Monologue, and the actual new synth is supposedly being worked on by the people behind the Monologue and the Minilogue. Note Tatsuya Takahashi, the man behind the Monologue and Minilogue left his role at KORG back on February 17, however he did maintain an advisory role. The new synth is supposed to bring something new to the game. Of course all synths bring something new, but KORG is teasing at something akin to "mind blowing". The name will be eight letters long, start with the letter "P", and apparently will have numbers in it as well. Some are guessing it might be a Poly8000. That could imply a more-than-4-voice poly digital analog hybrid. For something "mind blowing" it will need to be more than your standard poly analog. We'll see... If anyone has anymore concrete info, please do share!

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

P.S. I picked the Maxilogue render for this post as it's actually never been featured on the site before. It appears to be someone's mock up of what a larger Monologue would look like. I do hope KORG's new synth gives us more than four voices. Somehow four voices has become the standard minimum for a poly, which is unfortunate imo.

Subsequent 37 | Impressions with Cory Henry

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Moog Music Inc

"Cory Henry takes a journey into the Moog Sound Lab to explore the creative possibilities of the Subsequent 37 Analog Synthesizer.

The Subsequent 37 is available now at Authorized Moog Dealers world-wide: ( [Note: see the dealer banners on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH. They support the site, so support them in return!]

Learn More about the Subsequent 37 here: ("

Deep Modulation with The Bends from Warmstar

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"The Bends from our friends in Austin at Warmstar Electronics is finally available, so we're taking a look at some of the functionality in the voltage manipulator..."


Published on Oct 24, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"same sequence as in track before. [posted here]
Looped a moog sub37 sequence three times (1 track normal, 1 track one oktave higher and one track starts later)
also two loops with mother32 sequence
play "live" : fourth track sub37 with fx
drums=korg monologue
and two "live" tracks mother32

Roland Boutique D-05 Sequences & Sounds with TR-09/MX-1

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Micro Banshee

"The Sequencer on the D-05 is quite different to the on-board sequencers on the previous Boutiques, so just to give you an idea of what the D-05's sequencer can do, here are all of the default sequences [Banks 1-5] and some of the sounds from the Roland Boutique D-05, accompanied by the TR-09 and triggered by the MX-1 / #rolandboutique

No delay, reverb or any other FX added, direct line from audio source to camera.

If you have enjoyed the video please feel free to like, subscribe and share, if not, no problem.


Roland Boutique D-05
Roland Boutique TR-09
Roland MX-1

Recording: [Audio & Video]

Canon EOS 100D [Line -in]


Windows Movie Maker

Micro Banshee – 2017"

Bugbrand Synth Voice 1Frame Analog Semi Modular Synth

via this auction

"Bugbrand produces some of the best sounding and well built electronic music instruments out there and the Synth Voice carries on this legacy."

Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 4: LFOs

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"Welcome to the fourth episode in the series where we explore sound design and patch creation on the Korg Volca FM. In this episode we take a look at the deceptively deep LFOs"

All parts here.

Roland SH 7 Sync Sample & Hold

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Not many Roland synth's have oscillator sync. The SH 7 doe's it is a rather unique sync"

Kozept and Weinglas Live at Noodlefest, Rotterdam

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Wein Glas

"After an earlier collaboration this year, album FRNDS, Weinglas and Kozepz performed a live set together for the very first time at Noodlefest 2017, V2, Rotterdam.

Gear list Kozepz:
Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter
Ciat Lombarde Cocoquantus

Gear List Weinglas:
2 Hordijk Blippoo Boxes
Ciat Lonbarde Tetrax
Ciat Lonbarde Phashi
Industrialectric RM-1N
Synthstrom Audible Deluge"

AE Modular fev sound

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Dziam Bass


AE Modular-Tangible Waves new things with Step10

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Dziam Bass

See the Tangible Waves label for more.

GLASYS Live Challenge

Published on Oct 24, 2017 GLASYS

The Prophet-6 almost looks like a Prophet-10 in the first idea video!

"Introducing the GLASYS Live Challenge!
Sing, rap or play your instrument over one of my 3 new ideas and you could win a Korg Minilogue analogue synthesizer, a Moog 108M Cluster Flux or merch from Dave Smith Instruments!

Read the rules:

Download the tracks:"

Blacet MD2600 Scanner FM Modulating VCO

Published on Oct 24, 2017 jblacetIII

"MD2600 Scanner fm modulating VCO.
DAD module selects audio fm, DAD out and LFO as envelope proceeds." Frac Rack format modular.

DIY Project #6: MFOS Alien Screamer

Published on Oct 23, 2017 poorness studios

"For my latest DIY project, I built the Music From Outer Space Alien Screamer kit. I made a couple mods to it as well. This is by far the most complicated thing I've built so far.

The kit can be purchased from SynthCube:"

New STG Soundlabs Dual-output EG and LFO

This one sent my way via Atomic Shadow

"The world's most advanced ADSR. Features 3 different EG models: 911 style DADSR/AHDSR, Synthi 100 Trapezoid with quadrature outputs, and our own ADSAR/DASAR we call the Pyramid Blaster. If it's confusing why there are multiple shapes mentioned for each model, it is because this envelope generator outputs two shapes simultaneously!

There are 4 modes of operation: Hold, Trigger, LFO A and LFO B. "Hold" means the envelope will move to the sustain stage and wait until the trigger input returns to 0V to move to the next stage. "Trigger" means the envelope will move through all time stages on a leading edge at the trigger input, "LFO A" means the envelope will free-run in a loop and restart on a leading edge at the trigger input, and "LFO B" means it will loop only while a gate signal is present at the trigger input.

Envelope Generator has 4 different time scales: X.1, X1, X10, and Tempo Sync. The Xn scales are based on the absolute time markings on the front panel dials, 1 second, 10 second, and 100 second ranges. "Sync" will tempo syncronise the stage times to musical values based on tempo information received over the STG Clock Bus connector on the back of the unit.

Additionally the module supports full voltage control of time and sustain level, slope control and cv, and gate outputs for each stage via a sidecar module."

Mad World (Novation Circuit cover) by Ken Shorley (zhorli)

Published on Sep 27, 2017 Ken Shorley

"The classic sad song by Tears for Fears, covered by Canadian musician Ken Shorley (aka zhorli) and played entirely using the Novation Circuit (and voice!).

*No copyright infringement is intended. I claim no ownership of this song.*"

Steffi - In The Studio

Published on Oct 24, 2017 FACTmagazine

Follow-up to her Against the Clock performance here.

"Steffi shows us her slick studio full of unusual vintage gear

Dutch techno icon Steffi made her massive Against The Clock session look easy, effortlessly gliding from synth to synth in her compact studio to create a tightly-wound electro track in just 10 minutes.

After the time was up, the Ostgut Ton regular and Panorama Bar resident talked us through what she did and how she did it, giving us a guided tour of her enviable gear collection at the same time.

Steffi’s got all the classics you’d expect in her studio – a TR-808 drum machine, a Minimoog for basslines – but also a few unusual items, like the Waldorf synth she uses for string sounds and a Sequentix Cirklon sequencer. Check it out above and watch her go Against The Clock."

"Boutique Orchestra" with Roland A-01, JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, TB-03, SH-01a, TR-09, D-05, and SE-02

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Machiwoomiapoo

"'Boutique Orchestra' with Roland A-01, JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, TB-03, SH-01a, TR-09, D-05, and SE-02
I went to the Woodland Park Zoo with Mia, Nina, and Machi back in February. That's the video in the middle. I used the TR-09 for the beat and the TB-03 for the BASS line. I had the SH-101a double a BASS like part. I used the JU-06 for some sweet swells. The JX-03 supplied that JET sound. The A-01 supplied the simple square wave part. The JP-08 did the bell part. The D-05 provided the Staccato Heaven sound. Finally, the SE-02 played the melody. Unfortunately, the TR-08 and System 8 didn't get a part in this tune. I guess I'll have to play them another time. Thanks for watching. Please subscribe, share, and leave feedback. I love hearing from all of you. Take care, Sam."

Mutable Instruments Blinds super duper secret handshake hidden easter egg mode!*

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

a.k.a.: "You won't believe what happens to this Mutable Instruments Blinds module."

a.k.a.: "374 things you never knew about Mutable Instruments Blinds – number 97 will shock you!"

a.k.a.: "Sorry, I couldn't help myself."

*(not super duper secret handshake hidden easter egg mode, Streams sold separately, all characters portrayed are entirely fictional).

New Scythe Wavetable Synthesizer for iPad

Spotted this one on discchord.

Details via iTunes: Scythe - Bitmask Studio Ltd.

"Scythe is a powerful wavetable synthesizer with modulation and Inter-App-Audio Support.

Import your own sounds using iTunes file sharing and AudioPaste and generate wavetables from these. Please note that loading sounds with low frequency content is required for best wavetable generation results.

Top Features:

- High quality wavetable synthesis
- Inter-App-Audio for connecting straight to Logic Pro X/Ableton or other apps
- Modulation control of all oscillator parameters
- Global tempo control for syncing LFOs to note duration
- Easily record, playback and export audio
- Library wavetables and presets
- Max waves = 48 = 3 voices * 2 oscillators * 8 unison
- Dark and Light modes

Full feature set:


- 2 Wavetable oscillators with full modulation control
- Load audio files from iTunes file sharing
- Load audio from other apps using audio paste
- Load library wavetables
- Save wavetables
- Unison up to 8 waves


- Global tempo control in top bar
- 2 Envelope generators with controllable ADSR graph
- 3 LFOs with 8 wave modes, Note duration sync, lfo wave amplitude, 3 run modes
- Global modulation matrix control
- Modulation override


- Currently max voices is 3
- Scrollable keyboard
- Hold mode (enabled by tapping octave control in scroll section)


- Library presets
- Save your own presets


- Record audio
- export audio using iOS export options, e.g. Dropbox


- Hardware capabilities will impact max number of waves. If your device CPU cannot synthesize the max number of waves, either adjust the unison value/modulation or reduce the number of simultaneous keys pressed
- Modulation is initially enabled by dragging the modulation link icons onto the control to be modulated.
- Hold mode is enabled/disabled by pressing the control in the keyboard scroll section"

AniMoog - a MOOG synth on your iOS device

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Dan Baker

"Here is a brief demonstration of AniMoog, the iOS app designed to simulate the famous Moog analogue synths of the past 40+ years.

Hear it's fantastic, punchy sounds, all out of the headphone output of a six year-old iPad..."

iTunes: Animoog - Moog Music Inc.

FUNK BOX - old classic drum machines for iOS!! Incredible...

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Dan Baker

"Here's an introduction to 'FunkBox', an extremely well put together app for iPad and iPhone, bringing the pioneering 70s and 80s drum machines into one package. The sounds are very good, and at £4.99 vs. about £20k for a good example of each original drum machine, there's very little contest!

Enjoy and relive those classic 80s records.."

iTunes: FunkBox Drum Machine - Synthetic Bits, LLC

Spotted this one on discchord.

Original Rack Ears for Roland MKS 70

via this auction

Note this is a supporting MATRIXSYNTH member post. Supporting members are free to send in their synth related auctions in for posts.

Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synth SN 331551

via this auction


via this auction

"AKAI VX-90 rack. It sounds amazing and is 100% functional. It comes from a clean smoke free home. It comes with the original rack ears and hardware. This is a VCO synth with a lot of cool features. All of the waves have pulse width. You can stack half or all of the voices in unison and then detune them for a super fat sound. Its really easy to edit from the front panel. It also has an input to process external audio form AKAI samplers. The only thing worth mentioning it that the power cord has been shortened to fit in a rack, it does not affect the synth whatsoever."

Alesis Andromeda A6 Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Serge Modular Synthesizer Sequencer

via this auction

"This is an official shop panel, not a DIY or clone. It is the original configuration, not custom.
This does not include the Serge PSU as I'm still keep my other panels.

It is fully functional and in excellent cosmetic condition except for the scratch on the lower right of the panel. Scratch is shown in the last pic."

AE Modular-Tangible waves first touch oscillator

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular-Tangible waves first touch oscillator"

See this post for details on Tangible Waves AE Modular.

ROLAND D-50 + Strymon Big Sky = Ambient Chillout Music【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Oct 24, 2017

"Roland D-50 synthesizer demo -- playing ambient chillout electronica music on D-50 digital synth from Roland + Strymon Big Sky.

This ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music features sounds created using the Roland D50 synthesizer's LAS (Linear Arithmetic Synthesis), internal Roland D-50 effects and Strymon Big Sky reverb guitar pedal."

SSSR Labs - Kotelnikov *First Patch*

Published on Oct 24, 2017 DivKidVideo

"This is my *first patch* video where I just play around and take you guys through the actual first patch I make with a new module in my system. The SSSR Labs Kotelnikov is a great and characterful wavetable oscillator with on board VCA functions and transient generator (function generator / dual stage envelope or LFO). Full overview demo video is coming in a few days so watch out for that."

SSSR Labs - Kotelnikov

Russell E.L. Butler // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Erica Synths

Russell Butler is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora. For the past few years they have been making a brand of stripped down machine techno that has evolved rapidly with each successive release. Transplantation, evolution, and healing are themes in Russell’s music. They based their 2015 album, “God is Change”, on Octavia Butler’s Parable series of novels, in which these are central tenets of the philosophy that the books explore. Since its release “God is Change” has received major acclaim, with NPR naming it one of their top 10 favorite electronic albums of 2015. In 2016, Russell released “Visions of the Future” on Jacktone Records, which is a collection of improvised modular synthesizer sessions. A month later, Russell’s follow up to “God is Change”, “The First Step”, was released on Black Opal. “The First Step” is dedicated to the “…black, brown, trans, queer, and gay folks of Oakland” and posits that “…sometimes to resist oppression, all we must do is simply exist. That is the first step. Let us strive to walk without fear.” Russell's newest record, “I'm Dropping Out of Life”, was released on January 30th via CGI Records and has already received praise from NPR, Fact, Thump, and The Fader, with early play by DJs like Nina Kraviz, Umfang, and Powder.

Elevator Sound Live w/Perseus Traxx - October 2017

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Elevator Sound

"Another instalment of our monthly radio show on 10Twenty Radio.

This time, UK Techno hero Perseus Traxx steps up to the plate for the final hour. Preceded by our own Regolith filling his favourite spot with two feet planted infant of the modular system.

All live from our store in Bristol."

Synth Odyssey: DX7II, Sub 37, Arp Odyssey, JP8080, Indigo, Tetra & Circuit

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"My first synth track using the Korg Arp Odyssey! The MIDI sequencer is the Modstep for iPad, playing with a USB MIDI interface and sending MIDI messages to an 8-channel MIDI router (EMW). Recorded with Audioshare for iPhone.

Synth Intro: Yamaha DX7 II
Synth Bells: DSI Tetra
Drums: Novation Circuit
Bass: Access Virus Indigo
Strings: Roland JP8080
Lead 1: Moog Sub 37
Lead 2: Korg Arp Odyssey"

modstep - AppBC
AudioShare - Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)

Playing $15,000 Worth Of Vintage Synths & Drum Machines

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Doctor Mix

"Here we show the original vintage Roland TR-808, TR-707, CR-78 Simmons Clap Trap and VP-330 Vocoder. Get the sound of this gear on your music with our Remix & Production Package:

Average price of this gear on Ebay
Roland TR 808: $4,100
Roland TR 707: $1,000
Roland CR 78: $3,500
Roland VP 330: $4,000
Simmons Clap Trap: $1,500.00
Yamaha Moxf6: $1,200"

S-CAT Analogue Dubsta Delay & Roland TR-808

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Straight out of the TR-808 into the mono input of the Dubsta Delay, through mackie 24 and into mac for audio. Camera Sony TRV900E"

S-CAT on eBay

Bastl Instruments Knit Rider v1.5 Update - New features explained

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Bastl Instruments

How to update Knit Rider - chip replacement

See this post for additional details on Bastl Instruments Knit Rider.

Why Phase Locked Loops Are Cool

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Illumination Station

"Phased Lock loops are a process in which one oscillator is able to control the pitch of another via a feedback loop. It can produce wild and unexpected results and is a lot to experiment with. The basis for a PLL is to feed both oscillators into a phase detector. This compares the two phases creating a voltage as the result, by filtering to smooth this voltage and patching it back into one of the oscilaltors. The creates a system with feedback which finds equilibrium when both oscillators are in phase with each other and thus also at the same frequency. If the frequency of the primary oscillator strays to far the lock will be broken resulting in chaos. in the opening of the video you hear just the oscillator that is being lock. when I adjust the rosie you can hear both oscillators together, hearing them break apart and come back together."


Published on Oct 23, 2017 Ulises Lozano



Elektron Digitak + Analog Heat Test Jam

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Ulises Lozano

"Testing different Distortion modes on the Analog Heat,
Using part of my new Sound Pack for Elektron Digitak
Coming Soon
Get my Octatrack Sound Pack 'Latin Swaggaeton'
At Elektron Online store"

Digitakts on Amazon | Digitakts on eBay

Smokey Quartz - LYRA Love #1

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Smokey Quartz

"Meet my beautiful Russian friend, SOMA Laboratory's LYRA-8 synthesizer!"

The Game Needs You

Published on Oct 23, 2017 StudioElectronics
Update: video Re-Published on Oct 24, 2017

"Thank you Rickey West/Kool & the Gang for The Funk. I hope yous don't mind the bite, brawl, and sprawl.

SE-02 does everything, with the exception of (probably not a proper use of a colon, or list construction):

EMU Xtreme Lead Piano—apart from the fairly feral SE-02 External Input processed piano layers in the Cuban-flavored breaks—makes 1st appearance after the opening bass salvo;
95% of the hi hats;
non 90's kick;
ambient Golden Gate Park tunnel/stargate (Sunshine Jones knows the one), and "All the Things" Lyle Link's transcendent alto sax was on that eternal day spent with son #1 son Carlo (who maddeningly despises the saxophone). Good thing I never made Lyle any the wiser when we chatted warmly after the tune concluded; his entire performance is on my personal Facebook page. And yes brother Greg St. Regis and I are shedding the solo; the sax-like break in this piece is blessed by what I "met" in those SF reverberation revelations. Pay homage to the maestro, beautiful music people:

Moving on from the things I must be forgetting, to bits I remember:

Synth chords/stabs/pads/moods—demanding polyphonics arranged and split apart in DP9, and then fed to the SE-02 one life at a time. Not as time consuming as one might imagine, and sounds so nice...

Kool's chords were tuned in the 3 OSC '02, and multi-tracked for the juicy result I hoped would follow, which did.

The ethereal flutey floating... lead (really needed another f word) = iPhone and SE-02 SPEAKER! Don't even think I touched it after that. And folks assigned that little guy to the trash heap upon 1st blush—another knee-jerk reaction proven wrong. We only know what we know, so knowing otherwise is tricky.

Crunch chords courtesy of DP9's brutally virtual Custom '59—you can hear the raw sound hard right.

Free now to pursue the next sound obsession, and not sure if that's wise... thanks for listening and reading, if you got this far,
MSR 10-12-17

Oh yeah the ending verse, one can almost discern:

The game, always lies beneath the truth;
why you surprised when it's uncouth?
The game, strips and preys with nail and tooth:
you can't decry your sacrificed youth.

© 2017 Marc St. Regis"

Volca iM1 Circuit - House Classics Session 3 - Da Posse - Searchin' Hard

Published on Oct 23, 2017 014london70

"Basic instrumental rendition of an absolute classic with this basic setup.
Volca Bass sequenced from circuit, as is the iM1 piano. Volca Fm playing Strings and Volca sample doing the electric toms.
Recorded into AudioShare and mastered in Final Touch.
Apologies for the sound quality. YouTube doesn't like those distorted hi hats :("

iTunes: KORG iM1 - KORG INC.

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