MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017

KORG Volcas & Novation Circuit Deep Tech House Session 12

Published on Nov 6, 2017 014london70

"Volca Keys, Bass and Sample with Novation Circuit. Recorded in AudioShare via a Behringer Xenyx mixer and mastered in Final Touch."

The sun rose elsewhere: Kurzweil K1000SE and Virus TI demo

Published on Nov 6, 2017 MIDERA

"Kurzweil K1000SE Piano and swelling synth part
Virus TI: Pad
Eventide Space Reverb
Source Audio Nemesis Delay
Canon 60D and 50mm f/1.4 manual focus lens"

Ensoniq Mirage DMS-1 & Ensoniq ESQ-M working together

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Nacho Marty Meyer

"some old demo tracks using only this two machines"

8EDO algorithmic techno in Pure Data

Published on Nov 6, 2017 acreil

"Full album here:

This is the messiest patch ever."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With Reek Havok

You'll find an interview with Reek Havok on DSI's website here.

"Reek Havok is an award-winning sound designer, studio musician and audio technologist with five platinum records to his credit. Under the guise of Sounds Amazing, he has brought exciting and engaging sounds to clients like Microsoft, Experience Music Project, Disney, Universal Studios, Seoul Korea Worlds Fair, Museum of Miniatures, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, numerous recording artists, and more. With a strong background in audio and technology, Reek Havok continues to create engaging and immersive sound design to VR and AR applications, games, musical instrument sounds, and presets.

His latest project Robot Clan utilized the DSI Character Eurorack module for guitar processing and other sounds for their first release Over Posting. Reek owns Prophet ’08 and Mopho desktop synths as well as DSI’s Character, Feedback, and Curtis Filter Eurorack modules. We chatted with Reek about how he’s using his DSI gear." Read the full interview here.

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

Phrase Making with Hikari Instruments Quad Switch

Published on Nov 5, 2017 SineAndNoises

"Simply making phrases with Hikari Instruments Quad Switch.
Switching intervals are controlled by Xaoc Devices Batumi in divide mode."

BASECK VS MALEKKO MANTHER! New Demo of the Upcoming Desktop Synth From Malekko Heavy Industry

baseckmantherfull7 480 Published on Nov 6, 2017 Malekko HeavyIndustry

You can find previous posts featuring the Manther here.

Novation Peak Demo

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Hunart©

"Thanks to the polish distributor Audiotech, I`ve had a chance to play on the new PEAK synth from #Novation.

Every sound comes from Novation PEAK. Very little EQ, no compression or external fx. Really powerful machine. Feel free to ask any questions.


0-Coast, Pico Modules, DRM1 Mixed by K-Mix and Sequenced by Beatstep Pro

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows the Keith McMillen K-Mix being used as a standalone mixer with drums from a Vermona DRM1 MKIII and synth sounds from the Make Noise 0-Coast and Erica Synths Pico Modules. Everything in the video is sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The built in compressors, EQs and Reverb effects on the K-Mix were used as well.

The K-Mix is a compact 8 channel mixer with no knobs or faders to break off and built in DSP EQ, compression, noise gate and reverb. It can also be used as an 8 input 10 output USB soundcard for your computer.

K-Mix available here:

Beatstep Pro available here:

DRM1 available here:

0-Coast available here:"

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

Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Overview Videos

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Modular Wild

Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Basics
Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Tracking
Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Tracking Pt. 2
Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Wavefolder
Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Modulation Bus
Modular Wild Presents Hertz Donut Mk. 2 Waveform Discontinuity

DIY synth + FL Studio improvisation

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Konstantin T

"Making some music on my Tokarev Protosynth V1LP after upgrading to a faster microcontroller. MIDI data coming from FL Studio, along with the drum lines and some synths."

Cheetah MS800 In Depth Programming

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Paddy C

"A more in depth look at programming the Cheetah MS800 Digital Wave Synthesizer: Part 1"

You can find previous posts here.

Vintage Moog Prodigy Synthesizer

via this auction


Published on Nov 6, 2017 Signal Edinburgh

"Hey guys, welcome back to SIGNAL!

Here's a quick little patch video I made for Red Dog Music this week.
Next Video coming your way very soon :) Enjoy!"

Roland JU-06 - Exploring the Presets

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everyone? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking the Roland JU-06. Let's check it out.."

Roland JU-06 - Exploring the Presets - Part 1 - MVM #94
Roland JU-06 - Exploring the Presets - Part 2 - Midiverse - TV

Zaquencer & SE1X (Impro)

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Mark Bonn

1/ Zaquencer

2/Yamaha CS6R (Plg 150 PC) Latin percussion sequenced by the Zaquencer

3/DrumBrute Analog Drum

4/Studio Electronics SE1X (Red Eyes) Bass Synth sequenced by the Zaquencer

5/Novation Supernova Synth sequenced by the Zaquencer

MIKE303 'Yamaha CS70M Synthesizer'

Published on Nov 6, 2017 AnalogSynthMuseum

"The Yamaha CS70M Synthesizer was the modern revision of the Yamaha Cs80."

MIKE303 'Yamaha CS70M Synthesizer II'

Four Radio Music and one Grids are on a boat...

Published on Nov 6, 2017 batchas

"Testing a bit Grids.

Grids as master clock sending trigs to 4 x Radio Music modules.
Contrabass = quantized and attenuated S&H sent to a Radio Music."

Korg Kronos demo 6.11.2017 with Roland SE-02

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Veli-Matti Rautio

"Digital and analog in harmony. Korg Kronos and Roland SE-02 together in this demo song. Korg Kronos backing tracks with combi sound INT-C 124: Lost at Sea. Karma engine on, latch on, scenes 3 -5 used, tempo 97. Korg Nanopad 2 controlling chord trigger buttons. Roland SE-02 solo, bank A 74. Nikon D3200 videorecorder. Composed, played live and arranged by me in Studio Tupos:)
Maanatai-illan pieni musahetki Kronoksen ja SE-02:n kera"

THE DRONE ZONE - System8 with 5 LFOs

Published on Nov 6, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Got a little crazy with the system-8. I wanted to make a complex patch and felt a little limited by the one LFO available from the synth, so I brought in the amazing capabilities of the Squarp Pyramid sequencer and added 4 (FOUR!) additional synced LFOs, affecting filter cutoff, lfo speed, and osc 1 + 2 colouring. It’s just kind of a tech demo so I don’t do much but revel in the disgusting complexity.

Check it!"

Introducing the X-Bay Ultimate Synthesizer & Patchbay by Anatal Electronics

The X-Bay Ultimate Synthesizer by Anatal Electronics is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Note you can find a banner link to the X-Bay campaign in the top right banner section here on MATRIXSYNTH, so you can get back to the campaign anytime.

In short the X-Bay is an analog modular synthesizer and patchbay in a 4U rack mount enclosure. It will host analog modules featuring designs from classic vintage synths, for example Roland oscillators and Oberheim filters. You can freely patch and route the modules as you would on a classic modular system, however you do so in a software editor. One way to think of it is as a true analog version of Clavia's Nord Modular, or a software modular with an analog synth engine. What is the main advantage? Size, flexibility, true analog synth engine, and of course, the ability to save patches, all at a lower cost; and it will be expandable. Interestingly, the system can also be used as a cable free patchbay for full integration with your other gear, including other modular hardware and software. The X-Bay offers a cost effective and space saving way to expand your current system or to explore the world of modular from scratch.

The following is the description from the Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to check out the campaign for additional demos and images.

Imagine that you can capture all the patch capabilities of your analog modular in one magic box. Maintaining the full analog signal path, configuration and recall via software. Imagine that you can put together an analog synth like a car in a computer game. A Jupiter oscillator, an Oberheim filter, a Korg envelope ... assembled in a few clicks and with endless routing options.

Nothing virtual, genuine vintage analog sound with famous synth chips from the 70's and 80's.

Completely modular with cable-less analog patch matrix.

Patch cable-less with analog switching chips and software, full digital control.

Without AD/DA conversions between matrix input and output for 100% analog signal path and true zero latency.

Option to function partly or fully as cable-less patchbay for all external devices too.

Option to cable-less patch and control other 3th party modular synths too.

Total analog recall, switch between cable-less wiring configurations instantly. Option to work with downloadable presets too.

Extendable cable-less patch matrix with switching cards, can grow to your needs and desires.

Extendable sound with vintage module cards.

Compact and robust 19" enclosure with optional custom front plate for enclosure pledges that fill up our goal.

Xtreme price break, affordable automated analog audio matrix (search ebay on "64 audio matrix" and see for yourself).

Hard gold plated pcb's assembled in Europe, build to last a lifetime.

We from Anatal Electronics worked for many years on an extendable analog patching matrix that works with chips and software. Upon that patch matrix we build a modular synthesizer with real analog sound that can be controlled with chips and software instead of cables. All analog settings and patch configurations can be saved and restored. For your reference it can be seen as a real analog Nord Modular, an extendable polyphonic Arturia Matrix Brute or a modular Omega infinity with up to 256x256 modulation matrix size.

X-Bay works with cards for extending the matrix and also for adding more of our our vintage modules. The matrix can be extended from 32x32 to 256x256 IO.

Affordable quality

Because every aspect can be controlled digitally there is no need perse for physical buttons or sliders, they are optional not mandatory. This saves a lot of development time and production costs and is the reason why we don't need to compromise on quality for an affordable price. We use ddr pc memory connectors for all extension cards because they are around for decades and many are familiar with their ease of use. Another benefit of not having physical knobs or sliders is that they cannot wear out and cause noise.

The price of components and connectors often depends on how many are sold. Because the connectors we use are in every pc they are affordable and reliable.

Our offer is so generous compared to comparable products that one might wonder if it can be any good. Our pricing is partly business strategy but for the greater part the result of having the right group of people get together at the right point in history. Over a century of combined experience in electronics, software development and vintage synthesizer technology, ignited with passion and the desire to make a difference, can cause a true genuine revolution in a significant industry. We did it because we can and now we need you to make it happen. Be part of something majestic!

Proven technology and components

The underlying concepts for the switching modulation matrix is like other networking technologies, complex but around for many decades. The audio signal switching chips we use are in production for more than 25 years. Our effort made it possible to have such a matrix in a small enclosure so that it will fit in a 19" rack.

The synthesizer modules are implemented with reissued, cloned or original chips from Curtis Electronics and SSM. By many considered as the best choice and many well known vintage synthesizer from the 70's and early 80's are implemented with these chips.

How to play

Connect a midi keyboard or midi software like cubase and control it like any other midi device. Modular connections and analog settings can be applied with our software that runs on devices with internet browsers. Also over WIFI for phones and tablets. Separate mouse and touch interface is provided. It does not mean that X-Bay cannot be controlled by knobs or sliders. It is even remarkably easy to make a true analog controller with direct contact pots. Mind you many, if not most, synthesizer have encoding controllers which is basically digital control and differs not much from a midi controller that you can already use since X-Bay is midi controllable. For sure in the near future an analog controller will be provided by either us or 3th parties."

Lufia - Final Battle (Moog Mother 32 Synth Remix)

Published on Nov 6, 2017 RemixSample

"This is my remix of Lufia: Fortress of Doom - Last Battle Theme. 100% of the sounds are coming from the Mother 32. There not much action in this video since the sequencing is all midi, just some filter wiggling but I hope you like the song.

I downloaded luf1fod.midi then did some minor changes and recorded 4 tracks (Lead, Bass, Arp & Extra melody) separately and mixed in my DAW. Effects used Valhalla Shimmer & Soundtoys Echoboy."


Published on Oct 31, 2017 COLOR MY SOUND

"This is a review of QUANTIZER manufactured by TIPTOP AUDIO ( The review also appears in November (2017) issue of "Estrada i Studio" - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment."

New DSP Synthesizers uMIDI2CV - 3HP USB-MIDI2CV Module

via DSP Synthesizers

"The 3HP uMIDI2CV is a new module in the Paperface line.
It adds a simple USB-MIDI2CV to your eurorack in a 3HP space.

» One Pitch CV output 1volt/octave, 5 octaves (C2-C7)
» One Gate output key on/off
» 2x Auxilary CV outputs 0-5volt.
» USB-HID compliant, no driver required
» 1 Micro-USB input for MIDI and power

Available now for $29 including shipping.

Currently the cheapest eurorack USB-MIDI2CV interface available!"

Tokyo Festival of Modular Set for November 18-19



to promote awareness of and interest in the modern modular synthesiser and it’s extensive creative possibilities;

to showcase both local and international electronic musicians performing with modular synthesisers;

to give the opportunity for some of the many manufacturers producing Eurorack synthesiser modules to promote their designs in what is currently a limited market in Japan.


The modern resurgence of modular synthesisers has brought the organic and esoteric beauty of analogue electronics in harmony with advances in digital technology.
This momentum has been enhanced by a growing desire for physical hardware interaction with real circuits among a generation of musicians, producers and sound designers tired of preset sounds and of being a slave to the mouse and screen.
Most of all, the open patchable format of modulars makes sound exploration virtually infinite in configurability and creative experimentation.
Pushing the boundaries further and faster than anywhere else is the portable and affordable Eurorack format for modular synthesis, spearheaded by Doepfer in 1995 but now joined by a dizzying array of boutique companies."

Polar Star - PPG Infinite Waves Trailer & Track

Published on Nov 4, 2017 Polar Star

"-musical unnatural and synthetics sound design project-"

Polar Star - Infinite Waves part I. -by PPG Infinite Synthesizer

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Polar Star

Also see New Synth Coming from PPG.

Smokey Quartz - LYRA Love #2

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Smokey Quartz

"An exploration with SOMA Laboratory's LYRA-8, the organismic synthesizer."

SLEDGE - Rush "Subdivisions" Cover

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Adam Borseti

"A while back, I recorded a drum track of Subdivisions by hand (key drumming) and put some faux guitar over it. My intention was to develop it into a full-blown cover, but other things got in the way. I LOVE me some Rush, and "Signals" is my album of theirs, so when people started asking me to program a Subdivisions patch on the Minilogue, I knew there was some interest.

Problem is, while the Minilogue is wonderful, you CANNOT play Subdivisions with 4-voice polyphony; not properly anyway! Now that I've got this Sledge, I decided to finish the cover and upload myself laying on the final track (the main synth comp/pad).

There were some mistakes here and there, but I only did this to show off the awesome patches for it that will be included in the set! So, aside from the drums and guitar, everything else was Sledge. That's the intro 7/8 bit, which I doubled up a few times for a Unison type effect, the choir in the bridges, the Minimoog lead (which you see me quickly trying to switch to while playing) and the comp/pad sound that plays throughout the whole song.

Finally, you may have noticed that I am playing the song in standard F,"

Nailed it.

Moog Opus-3 Vintage 49-Key Analog Synthesizer SN 1450

via this auction

"This is an early model Moog Opus 3 synth in very good condition. Serial number is 1450, making this one of the earlier opus 3's made by Moog. Overall cosmetic condition is very good considering age. Comes with all original nobs and faders as well as the power cord. Some scuff marks on the side panels as well as the on the board itself, as seen in the pictures. As far as functionality goes this keyboard works great except for the modulation rate fader, which isn't working. The rest of the modulation section is functioning..."

Access Virus TI Polar 37-key Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha VL1-m Version 2 Synthesizer Virtual Acoustic Tone Generator SN KPO1624

via this auction

Modular jam Metropolis, Elektron & Ipad FX (Timeless + EOS)

Published on Nov 3, 2017 Guy Analept

"Intellijel designs Metropolis sequence doepfer VCO going trough an Ipad using Auria with delay from Timeless 2 & reverb from Audio Damage Eos. Rythm is Machine Drum. Monomachine provide bass and FM drums. The Batumi is use to add some randomness to the melody."

Spotted this one on discchord.

Yamaha Genos Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Yamaha Genos Digital Workstation Sound Demo (no talking)"

skinnerbox: the digitakt and the olive tree

Published on Nov 6, 2017 skinnerbox

"shot in the north of israel"

Walkthough of the NKS-ready chipsounds and chipspeech on Komplete Kontrol MK2

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc.

"Plogue's flagship chipsounds and chipspeech synthesizers are now available for the Native Instruments Maschine and Komplete Kontrol platforms through the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS)

Every chipsounds preset has been revisited with quick parameter pages.

100 new chipspeech presets have been created JUST for the Komplete Kontrol integration.

Get it at 50% off for a limited time. Use coupon code NKSREADYCHIP50 in checkout.

Try out a free demo here:"

HN VCF all filter modes manual frequency sweeps

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Happy Nerding

"Static oscillator filter sweeps."


Published on Nov 6, 2017 ljs8888

Lufia - Final Battle (Dreadbox NYX Synth Remix)

Published on Nov 6, 2017 RemixSample

"The video is just me filtering and messing with the lead of the song. In this version I used 3 synth parts, lead, bass and arp melody. All sound is generated by the NYX.
Effects are a mix of Valhalla Shimmer and the built in reverb of the NYX. I also used some Soundtoys Echoboy delay."

Haptic Synapses live at Binary Society @ Robotspeak 2017 Synth Meet

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Distortion Productions

"On October 28th, 2017, Silicon Valley's Haptic Synapses (Charles Johnson, Derek Scott & Steve Cooley) performed an epic live modular set for Binary Society in Vinyl Dreams at Robotspeak's Annual Synth Meet commemorating their 15 Year Anniversary in San Francisco. Live visual performance by Bill Wiatroski and Tim Thompson. Available for viewing in UHD 4K. For more info visit and"

Ace Tone (Roland) Rhythm Ace FR-7L 70's Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

You can find a video here.

Suzuki ME-801 Marching Echo Synthesizer + Roland RE-201 Space Echo test

Published on Nov 5, 2017 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Suzuki ME-801 Marching Echo Synthesizer + Roland RE-201 Space Echo test"

subtokyoshop on eBay

"Dark Star 01 MM" Original Preset for Ableton Live 10 Wavetable Synth (beta)

Published on Nov 5, 2017 Mark Mosher

"I'm just getting going with some sound design sessions on Ableton 10 Wavetable synth. Here is an early draft of one of my first patches. Also makes use of the wonderful new Echo device."

Rychard Cooper at PUMP 2017

Published on Nov 5, 2017 Rychard Cooper

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

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