MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Virus Indigo Arps

Published on Nov 4, 2017 100 Things I Do

"I picked up the Virus Indio a few years ago for the sum of $600! In Australia when this synth was released it sold for around $4,000. I used to dream of owning one in a time where my studio consisted of Roland and E-MU Romplers, Juno 106, SH101 and a AKAI S1000. For a very short time I managed to own a Access Virus B, the same synth but not looking 1/2 as cool!

It surprises me how synths that were once the unaffordable envy of most people drop in price to become very affordable. At least for a time. Its not that they sound less awesome than they did, maybe we all get so hung up on NOW and whats just been released that we miss the gems that are available for a fraction of the price they once cost. You can still get Access Synths very cheap compared to original list price. Even the first of the TI's is now within reach of most people... lets not talk about its USB Latency is all :D"


via this auction

AKAI VX-90 SYNTH RACK SN 10955-13603

via this auction

Why you should get a Volca Bass by Plexis

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Plexis

"I made this little jam just with a Volca Bass and a Teenage Engineering PO-12. For that price, the Volca is a pretty awesome synth."

Erica Synths DIY Bundle II Part 3 : Modulator, Midi-CV, Polivoks VCA, Output.

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"Part 3 of the special series on the Erica Synths Polivoks inspired DIY Bundle II. The last 4: Modulator, Midi-CV, Polivoks VCA, and Output.

PDF: Suggested Method for building the Bundle:

Music and Video by Quincas Moreira

Please like, subscribe and support me on Patreon!"

All parts here.

AE Modular-(Tangible Waves) with SEQ16 Patch#4

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Dziam Bass

Boredbrains in Studio: Fun Synth Melodies

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Boredbrain Music

"The beginning stages of a song.

Moog Sub 37, Roland Handsonic HPD-10, Guitar with Analog Filter and Nemesis Delay, Moog Model 15 iOS App"

Fragment Synthesizer - Various sounds additive / granular

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Fragment Synthesizer

"Fragment is a collaborative additive / spectral / granular live-coding web. platform, the spectrum is created by a live GPU script, the generated visual is then converted to audio by an additive or granular process.

Fragment is able to produce high-quality fast additive and granular synthesis simultaneously with re-synthesis support, it has many features making it a bliss to produce any kind of sounds or visuals.

This is a demonstration video of a multitude of sounds created within Fragment, mostly additive synthesis (90% of them) but some parts are granular, this also demonstrate granular re-synthesis @6:54 with more than 400 layered grains and vocoder effects @3:11, some parts (the beginning) use distributed synthesis mode and are able to play more than 1200 simultaneous partials on a i7 CPU with 4 synthesis server.

Small amount of reverb/delay effect added inside Renoise DAW, low-pass filters are used on granular sounds because Fragment play the grains sample as-is, MIDI sequences are coming from Renoise.

You can try the Fragment synthesizer now at :


Forum :

Renoise :"

GRP A4 minimal beat

Published on Nov 4, 2017 coyotesynth

"GRP A4 is fed by a Kronos drumbeat in it analog input, mixed with a synced oscillator sound. Live tweaking for this minimal track. Enjoy!"

Rheyne - Live Jam #185 (live looping with analog synths and Ableton Live)

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Rheyne

"Live looping with Ableton, analog synths, and a Fender Rhodes. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or sequences. All effects are from Ableton.

Sound sources:
Moog Mother-32 (x3)
Make Noise DPO
Fender Rhodes w/ MXR ZW-44 overdrive"

Patchblocks Minijam Studio - First noodle jam

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"Yay, today I got my Patchblocks Minijam Studio!!!!

This was the first noodle jam with it :-) Sorry for the blur video take, somehow my camera doesn't like close takes. But I was too lazy to re-record just because of the camera. So, please focus just on the sound and not the video quality ;-)

The song was recorded in two separate parts, the synth and the drums. The synth part was recorded with some ambient reverb from the Sony DPS-V55M and a slight delay from the DigiTech Obscura. The drums were recorded clean without any effects. The final song had some slight compression and limiting to adjust the loudness."

DIY Project #8: Minty Synth 2.0

Published on Nov 4, 2017 poorness studios

"The Minty Synth is a tiny Arduino-bases synthesizer built inside of a mint tin. It's very powerful for how simple it is to build. You can buy one here:"

"The MintySynth kit - 2.0 is a great way to make your next musical creation while experimenting with electronics and programming. Open source and hackable, the MintySynth is an Arduino-compatible synth kit that fits in an Altoids tin.

This comes as an unassembled kit so some soldering is required - but the assembly itself is fairly straightforward and the software comes preloaded so creating your next project should be a breeze! The included software is a 4 voice, 16 step wavetable sequencer that let's you play around with different intruments while controlling the tempo, swing, keys and scale. You can save up to four 16 note songs, relooping them over and over or reload each individually. If you do want to program the Synth yourself, you'll need an FTDI Cable since there's no onboard USB."

And via

"MintySynth is an Arduino-compatible synthesizer/sequencer/audio experiment kit that fits neatly in an Altoids® tin. It is intended to be an educational tool as well as a fun toy, and is a great way to learn about electronics, programming, and music. It’s open source and hackable! Soldering is required, but assembly is straightforward and generally takes one to two hours. You supply the Altoids® tin. You can either assemble the kit and use it with the preloaded synth software, or you can program it yourself as you would an Arduino...

Beat707 MPU - MIDI Processing Unit

Published on Nov 4, 2017 William Kalfelz

"The two MIDI project I was working on got merged into a single product. The Beat707 MPU, MIDI Processing Unit. Check the GitHub page below for details.

Don't forget to comment on the project so we can have new ideas of what types of Modes we should include. Also, visit the site on the top link and PreOrder the boards to help us out."

Doepfer MS 404 demo

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Rob Welt

"quick demo of my Doepfer MS-404 - a German analog monophonic Synthesizer with pretty cool Sounds. FOR SALE ON EBAY"

Prophet '08 Bi-Timbral Soft Ethereal Pad

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Sacred Synthesis

"During this past summer in which I was blessed enough to borrow a DSI Prophet 12 synthesizer, I worked on creating a patch that was an imitation of a sound I had created on my Prophet '08 Keyboard-Module pair. It was a bi-timbral sound consisting of a soft flute coupled with a bright sparkly pair of tones in the upper register. The proper organ term would be "mixtures". While I was designing the patch on the Prophet 12, as is often the case, I took a bit of a turn and starting developing a variation on the original sound. Simply, I added random filter modulation to the mixtures and smoothed out the edges with a bit of Lag.

Now that I'm back working with my Prophet '08 pair, I decided to go full circle and see if I could re-create the Prophet 12 patch on the Prophet '08. This improvisation is the result. It's virtually the same sound, minus the smoothed edges on the Sample and Hold, since the Prophet '08 lacks the lag feature. As with the original Prophet 12 piece, the mixtures are slowly merged in during the middle of the improvisation.

I added a few melodies with a reed-like patch on the other Prophet '08, just to break up the monotony. This Improvisation is only an excuse to demonstrate the Prophet '08's version of the bi-timbral soft ethereal pad.

DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard (2)
DSI Prophet '08 Module

DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300
Alesis Nanoverb 2

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.



Published on Nov 4, 2017 Rolf Degen

"Long expression from DE-GENERATOR development period"

DE-GENERATOR is a DIY sample based synth from TubeOhm. Some interesting vocal/formant synth manipulation at the start of this video.

DinSync Announces New Gilbert CV/Gate Voice DIY Project

via the re303 forum:

"Gilbert is a new DIY project I'm working on, and will eventually be available in the re303 shop as a full kit.

The first prototype has been made and is working. The idea here is a small cv/gate voice you can build and use with your re303 (or any other cv/gate sequencer of course)

The architecture is inspired largely by the mc202, sh101 and sh09. So it sounds somewhat like all of them. Anyway soon i'll be making the next prototype version and maybe after that I'll have a good idea of the release times.

meantime check the instragram posts here in the forum for previews of the prototype"

Sample and hold

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Not bad for the first prototype. #gilbert

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Published on Nov 4, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"2tracks baseline with BOSS RC505
1mother for drumsound
1mother for sequence
sub37 for sequence
monologue for drumsound
fx: eventide space & Boss RE20
CAM: Zoom Q4n"

Sequencers & Synths III - Frippertronics, Digitakt, eurorack, GForce Oddity, Diva , XTk , zebra

Published on Nov 4, 2017 junklight

"Been a long & busy week. Kicking back with some sequences, frippertronics & synths and making a bit of noise (it starts of gently)"


Published on Nov 4, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"i started with making some drumsound with mother32, looped in rc505
use 1 mother32 (track starts with it)
strings: from Roland S50 sampler (factory sound: VPstrings)
solo: korg monologue
eventide space and boss RE20
oh... bought a supercheap disco ligth (€1,79) in a shop called "Action")..........."

Axoloti & Bass Station 2 on the hill tops #8

Published on Nov 3, 2017 Matthew Tyas

"An improvised session, using a Novation Bass Station going into an Axoloti DIY Synth used as a 4 track Looper, reverb and delay. Recorded live in Gan, on the dreamy tops."

All parts here.

Jesse Nason

Published on Nov 3, 2017 Rychard Cooper

"SynthLab presents: Jesse Nason performing at the Long Beach PUMP Sound & Arts festival. October 20th, 2017"

Tokarev Protosynth V1LP DIY synth impro

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Konstantin T

"Testing improvisation on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP running in polyphonic mode."

Waterflower // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Erica Synths

"Waterflower performs live with vocals, using a Roland VT-3 voice transformer and a Boss RC-505 loopstation with pre-composed samples (ikaossilator, field recordings, CC0 found samples and MIDI), playing a Korg Microsampler keyboard with custom samples; 2x Dentaku Ototo capactive synthesizers connected to a plant as a keyboard; Korg Volca Keys; Crystal acrylic electric violin; Firestix Drumsticks.

'Waterflower ' is artist Sabine Moore’s audiovisual performance project. Sabine Moore’s intertwined music and visual presence is an audiovisual journey into a unique world where sound and moving image have come together like an orchestral ensemble. Musically, Waterflower draws upon genres like Electronica, Experimental Pop and Ambient. Her multi-layered compositions are created from sampled sounds like toy beeps, running water, glass beads, gardening tools, and are then mixed with synthesizers, orchestral sounds - like the violin, ghostly piano melodies and her sublime vocals. On stage, a live potted plant is transformed into a touch-sensitive synthesizer using capacitive sensors. A similar technique also allows a separate plant to also act as a real-time midi controller for the artist’s visuals. The video animations display themes such as nature, science and the interaction of the two. One could say that “Waterflower” is like a sci-fi journey to a world outside of our time-line."

Roland D-05 Boutique Linear Synthesizer with Roland DK-01 Boutique Dock

via this auction

Novation Morodernova limited edition 45/500

via this auction

Dynacord Echocord Super 75 Tape Echo and Spring Reverb

via this auction

"Dynacord Echocord Super 75!
Legendary, rare, great sounding german tape echo in very good condition.

It has 4 channel input. With presto button you can speed up the motor, so it has a really wide range of delay time.

Perfect working.
Cosmetically: a small piece of foil is missing on the front top right (see photo),
otherwise very nice condition.

Comes with two piece of din-jack adaptors, and 3 piece of replacement tape.

The voltage is switchable."

Simmons SDS9 Drum Module with Original Manual SN 07442

via this auction

"Working, and cosmetically nice but has small issues.
Please read carefully:

1. The Hi Tom and Low Tom are sounds lower volume than the other sounds.
If using mixer to amplify the sounds separately it can be amplified well.

2. Some pots (4) are not original but perfect (see photos).

All control functions are works perfectly.

Synthesis functions are appears to works well to my knowledge but maybe there are small things what I didn't recognized as issue.
A general service check will be recommended.

Voltage is 220V. US buyers will need step up converter."


via this auction

"Electronika EM-26 portable vocoder is intended for synthesis the voice or external signals, has internal strings ton-generator, analyzer-synthesizer, modulations and vocoder effects.

Control panel include 4 sections: VIBRATO, VOCODER, STRINGS and LEVEL, also panel near left of the keyb for pitch and other control.

VIBRATO section has sliders - accent, depth and rate

VOCODER - chorus knobs (on, mode), mic/vocoder level

STRINGS - on/off, level, violin/cello, sustain

LEVEL - mic, line A, line C

Keyboard PANEL: main level, pitch, interval, octave, pitch bend

CONNECTION (1/4 jack): mic in, line A,C, phones, output, pedal, power."

Waldorf Microwave 1 Demo: Pads Strings Analog Brass

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Rob Welt

"a very quick demo of my WALDORF MICROWAVE 1 - a German 8 voice Hybrid Synthesizer with great analog Filters & Sounds. FOR SALE ON EBAY"

via this auction

Arturia Origin Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Arturia MatrixBrute Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland V-Synth GT With Accessories And More

via this auction

Look at it floating there.

"Roland V-Synth GT - Legendary sound-mangling sampler - Loads Of Extra Patches. Good condition with power cable, USB cable, USB pen with 1000's extra patches. Also included is a shure headmount microphone to use with the built in vocal processor"

Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 Drum Machine Clock INPUT INDIVIDUAL OUTS SN 256187

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"The KR55 has been completely overhauled and cleaned. Body has been painted black with KRYLON semi gloss black. A very durable paint designed for plastic. New Electrolytic capacitors installed on the power supply for clean filtered power and all new Electrolytic capacitors installed on the voice PCB. Comes with all the old caps. Individual outputs added, volume of these outs controlled by KR55 pots on top. Machine works great and sounds wonderful. All potentiometers and switches have been cleaned and sprayed with DEOXIT Fader F5 cleaner smooth control no static on the audio.Clock Input added so you can SYNC to all your other GEAR !!!!!! Front panel shows signs of it age previous owner scratches."

DIY synthesizer by pepofication

Published on Nov 4, 2017 pepofication

"Korg SQ-1 VCO, VCF, AD, VCA
The VCF isn't properly working yet."

DrumBrute & RackAttack (Percussion Synthesizer) Démo 01

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Mark Bonn

1/ Arturia DrumBrute (Analog Drum Synthesizer)

2/Waldorf RackAttack (Virtual Analog Percussion Synthesizer)

Ambient Analog Trance Jam "Beyond Horizon" System 1m Microbrute Blofeld

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Denis Polic

"After hard working five weeks, without any time to do something else, have finaly find some time to set my mind free and spend some time in my studio, so i turned the camera on, and have jammed for a while. Hope you would like it and share and subscribe, thanks!!! As usual no DAW or other computer stuff involved, just me and my hardware.

Gear used: Roland System 1m, Waldorf Blofeld, Arturia Microbrute, Novation Ultranova / Mininova, Arturia Keystep / Beatstep Pro, Waldorf Rocket, Korg Microkorg, Korg Volca Bass.

FX: Jomox T-Resonator, Strymon blueSky / DIG, EQD Space Spiral, Boss DD7 Delay, Supernatural Ambient Verbe"

ALL DRUMS on BOSS RC-505 made with MOTHER32

Published on Nov 4, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"all drums made with mother32"

Elektron Octatrack (Mk1 1.30B - Trig Conditions)

Published on Nov 4, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Quick demostration of the recent OS update on the Octatrack, featuring 'Trig Conditions". A great feature on the Analog Four & RYTM to add variation, randomness and extent the length of patterns.

This is accessed by pressing the Left or Right arrow key when entering a Trig in Grid Record mode. Use the Level knob to set the Trig Condition.
Previously entered Trigs can have a condition set, just hold down the Trig button and press either the Left or Right arrow key."

352 Feedback

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Worwell

"E-352, Omnisphere through Warps, Plonk through Rainmaker, and all through Erbe-Verb feedback patch + Hexinverter drums."

AE Modular-Tangible Waves with Dato Duo

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular-Tangible Waves with Dato Duo with some reverb and delay"

Moog Sonic 6 & Korg Monopoly - Arpeggiator

Published on Nov 4, 2017 noddyspuncture

"My Korg Monopoly hasn't been used for a while so I thought I'd give her a little bit of the limelight, poor thing...! I had the idea of using it's arpeggiator and also trying to control the Sonic 6 with it. It works but not completely in tune across the board - need to look into that. But for weird effects and stuff it triggers and plays OK. So here's one for you... Sonic 6 & Monopoly arpeggiator party...!"

Yamaha Reface DX & Strymon Timeline

Published on Nov 4, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Reface DX synthesiser through the Timeline delay. Other effects are the DX's onboard effects.

No further processing except normalisation."

b∀c ≻| - modular jam

Published on Nov 4, 2017 widy75

"hope you enjoy :)
-firday night modular jam
-recorded on the fly with 3 cams.
-sum eq. and compression after recording,

notes :) i got a mutable instruments clouds and i love it. all textures are derived from sequences looped back into clouds with sample trigger from other sequencers...."


Published on Nov 4, 2017 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Toying around with the hi feedback and modulation of the S-CAT Analogue Dubsta Delay"

S-CAT on eBay

Remix "Lemon" by N.E.R.D. feat. Rihanna — get the free NOISE Studiopack

Published on Nov 4, 2017 ROLI

"“Lemon” is the huge comeback single from Pharrell Williams’ band N.E.R.D. It’s hot, it leads with a fiery rap from Rihanna, and now all of its elements are deconstructed so that you can build them back up again in our newest Studiopack for NOISE.

Learn more at

Now free in our NOISE app, Lemon by N.E.R.D. features the pulsating synths, frenetic kick drums, and even the “Wait a minute!” vocal refrain from the number-one hit. Download today and you can remix, rearrange or jam along to Lemon’s irresistible beats.

Lemon by N.E.R.D. is the second Studiopack available to download for free in the NOISE app. Our first, Happy by Pharrell, puts all the instruments and vocals from the uplifting number-one single right at your fingertips. Find both Studiopacks in the NOISE Soundpack Store under “Bundles.”

The newest Studiopack continues ROLI’s partnership with the world-renowned singer and producer Pharrell, who recently joined us as Chief Creative Officer. Pharrell is proud to support ROLI's mission of empowering everyone to make music, and these Studiopacks are just the beginning of an exciting, ongoing collaboration.

To celebrate the release of Lemon we’re also giving away a Lightpad M and the full range of NOISE soundpacks free to one lucky winner! To enter the Lemon by N.E.R.D. Studiopack contest, simply share a photo or video of you using the new Studiopack in NOISE — or create and publish a project made using the Studiopack to Share your photo, video or project to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #LemonNOISE. Then tag and follow ROLI. It’s that simple. The winning entry will be chosen at random on 21st November. Find the full terms and conditions of entry at

Download Lemon by N.E.R.D. free in NOISE today — and enjoy all the musical ingredients of the hottest new single on the airwaves."

Drift by David Morley - Tascam 388, Fenix Modular, Kawai K5000s

Published on Nov 4, 2017 David Morley

"An ambient piece made using the Tascam 388, Kawai K5000s and Fenix modular plus one track of sound fx. Starting to explore the K5000s a bit. A wonderful synth...very underrated IMHO"

Modular tape-sampler (preparations)

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Wouter van Veldhoven

"cv controlled tape loops, a little preparation of things to come..."

Opus Mie (Roland JU-06, JX-03, System-1, ARP Odyssey)

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Some textures, reverbs and delays. The world is simple."

How to use a patchbay all crazy-like

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Synthead

Vintage EMS Vocoder System 2000.

Lateralus & Debriatus Modules for VCV

Lateralus: 6 and 18 dB outputs

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video shows the two new outputs available in Lateralus. You can read more about the modules here:"

Debriatus: Overview

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This is a quick overview to Debriatus the wave destruction module by Vult. You can read more about the modules here:"

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