MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Prophet Rev 2 16 Voice Demo

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Uriel Ortega

"Here is a small demo of the Prophet Rev 2 16 voice that I recently purchase. I love this synth a lot. Huge improvement over the Prophet 08 I had for some time. Some patches were accented with the H9 from eventide, and Big Sky from Strymon"

iOptigan - MIDI Chord Detection Modes Tutorial

Published on Nov 7, 2017 optigandotcom

iTunes: iOptigan - Stefan Stenzel

"Another iOptigan tip, until we finish the user manual: there are three triggering modes for the chord buttons, selectable in the settings.

"MIDI G#0-E2 for Chords" lays out all the chord buttons in a chromatic mapping. Priority was placed on fitting everything with the keyboard scale on a standard 61-note keyboard, so the layout isn't very intuitive, but it gets the job done. Chords are at the lower end of the keyboard, SFX tabs at the upper end.

"MIDI Chord Detection I" is a more intuitive mode, which allows the user to simply finger the desired chord in the low octave of the keyboard. Playing a C maj triad produces the C maj chord. Playing a C min triad produces the C min chord. etc.

"MIDI Chord Detection II" allows for more extended chords to be played using the time-honored Optigan technique of playing two chord buttons at once to approximate more complicated chords. There's alot of trial-and-error involved with this, and results vary depending on the disc, but if you finger, say, a Cmaj7 chord on the keyboard (again, in the low octave), iOptigan will play the C maj and E min chords simultaneously. Try fingering other extended chords to see what you get, and you'll likely stumble upon some unexpectedly pleasing combinations!"

Modular - Verbos VMS and HO, with Clouds Jam

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Mike Thomas

"This video is about Modular - Verbos VMS and HO, with Clouds Jam"

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #59

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Rheyne

"Sound sources are a Moog DFAM, 2x Mother-32, a Noise Engineering LIP, a Make Noise DPO, and a Morphagene. The vocal sample in the Morphagene is a recording of my voice, speaking the words 'this is only a test.'"

Cwejman Journey

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Dudadius

"All sounds from Cwejmam. Orthogonal Devices sequencing.

Patch Notes.

This patch was inspired by Maho Cwejman asking if anyone had some ADSR-VC2 or CTG-VC videos. I didn’t want to do a demo, but I had the idea that I would do a Cwejman-centric patch and use those modules as the back-bone.

All of the sound sources are from the Cwejman family. Just supplementing with the sequencers and some modulation sources.

Drone is Monome Ansible controlling the PH8 as an oscillator in the QMMF4. 2 of the Ansible channels are modulating the QMMF’s frequencies to create a shifting chord sequence. The whole shebang goes through one side of MMF2, the and FSH-1 for effects. Malekko Varigate-8 is running the rhythmic modulation on that.

Rhythm. Kick is the CTG hitting the MMF6. Release time is modulated by the CV out of the Eloquencer, which is programming all the of the rhythm tracks.

‘Snare’ is the BLD. Hat is the RG6 going into the VCA-2P, which has it’s panning being modulated by a Batumi.

All of the percussion goes into a MX4S. One side goes to the main mixer, WMD Performance mixer, and one side goes into the side-chain input of the DP2.


Still wrapping my head around the Orthogonal Devices ER-101/102, but they are driving three voices.

Bass is a VCO6 into the MMF1s.

Middle and upper voices are the two sides of a VCO-2RM into a DMF2. They both go to the VCA_4MX into the input of the DP2. The percussion is side-chaining all of the melodics there.

Then they all go through the SPH2 for a little stereo fun.

I’m using Intellijel Rainmaker and Audio Damage EOS reverb for effects.

There is a slight amount of Electron Analog Heat on the whole thing. Mastered with Izotope Ozone 8, Vertigo VSM2 and Fab Filter Limiter.


KORG Volcas Circuit & Sunrizer Deep Session 15

Published on Nov 7, 2017 014london70

"Volca Keys doing the Bass and Volca Bass doing the lead melody on this one. Sunrizer was used for the noise sweep. Recorded in AudioShare via a Behringer Xenyx mixer and mastered in Final Touch."

Novation Bass Station 2 & Strymon Blue Sky

Published on Nov 7, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Bass Station 2 synthesiser through the Blue Sky.

No further processing except normalisation."

Mutable Instruments Grids Tutorials by Learning Modular

Mutable Instruments Grids 1/2: Basic Operation

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Learning Modular

"The MI Grids produced three channels of drum (or other) triggers with manual and voltage control over the underlying rhythm pattern and how many hits per measure are produced per drum channel. This video gives an overview of its basic operation; the next video dives into its advanced settings options. This video breaks down into the following sections:

00:00 quick overview
00:38 clocking
00:59 starting pattern
01:47 Fill (trigger density)
03:32 Map X & Y (pattern)
06:07 Chaos (random fills)
07:19 Accent

Learning Modular Patreon subscribers ( also have access to an additional informational post about this module."

Mutable Instruments Grids 2/2: Advanced Settings

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Learning Modular

"This video describes each of its advanced settings, including control over clock in, triggers out, and even access to an alternative Euclidean sequencer mode. This video breaks down into the following sections:

00:17 enter Settings/Options mode
00:44 clock resolution
01:30 Tap Tempo versus Reset
02:03 Swing versus Chaos
02:26 Accent jack mappings
03:37 Triggers versus Gates
04:15 Euclidean sequencer mode"

Sound Destruction with Freez from 2HP

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"Stephen and the twoHPmodular crew (who have been pouring modules out lately) were kind enough to send along their recent slicing and glitch-friendly Eurorack module, Freez, for an examination."

ContinuuCon 2018 Set for Paris April 26-28, 2018

ContinuuCon 2018 :: New Location! Published on Nov 7, 2017 ContinuuCon

"We are very pleased to announce that ContinuuCon 2018 will take place April 26-28, 2018 in Paris at IRCAM, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music.

Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attend ContinuuCon explore this uniquely expressive instrument through music, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, along with many other technologists and performers openly share their knowledge, history and musical talents at this event.

Tickets will be available soon. Learn more at"

Korg Polysix Keyboard Synthesizer with KIWI Midi Upgrade

via this auction


Published on Nov 7, 2017 LESINDES

"Live Jam with AKAI MPC LIVE's preset house loops."

#DAWlessNotFlawless // Sub37, System8, TR8

Published on Nov 7, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Just jamming with my buddy JC as he takes on the Sub37 and some poor camera framing leaves us wondering just what synth I’m playing exactly?! (I’ll give you a hint, it starts with an S and ends with “ystem-8”
Avoid minutes 4 and 5.... I think it gets gross there for a second or ten... and then it’s totally kewl again!"

DIY analog synth project (Steiner Parker "Type" VCF The Final Tweak)

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Adamski Ajull

"Hey guys back again with yet another modified Stiener Parker type 12db per oct VCF, this based on a mashup of Ken stone and Yves Ussons schematics.
I have increased the diode ladder from 10-12, and also the size of the capacitors in the ladder and also my own tailored trimming for keyboard tracking.
There is also a trimmerble diode pair in the resonance network , which can at some points sound like a nice distortion pedal and tames the wild resonance. i have also changed values in the Freq Cut and Res potentiometers resistance to ground to compensate for the bigger change in top end content.
Again many thanks to Yves Usson and Ken Stone for their inspirational circuits."

4ms IN/OUT: Tapographic Delay (TAPO) - Marc Kate

Published on Nov 7, 2017 4mspedals

"Using the QCD as the master clock, two channels of the STS are going into the Tapographic Delay. The force resistance sensor (and preset patches) are generating the polyrhythms, textures, and pitched percussions. With the SMR’s 1V/Octave outputs, pitch is sent to ALM’s Akemie’s Castle. The PEG triggers envelopes with the VCA Matrix for each note, and those notes then hit the DLD to create elongated melodies. The SMR’s six channels are then pinged, or plucked by the RCD gates. The SMR’s notes pass into the Tapographic Delay, accumulating varying tapped patterns."

Tame Impala - Currents Collectors Edition

Published on Oct 23, 2017

Moog Sub Phatty and Realistic Moog MG-1 get a little showcasing in the latest by Tame Impala.

"Currents Collectors Edition. Out November 17.
Pre-order now -

Filmed/edited by Matt Sav"

Inspired: The Journey of Discovering My Famous Father | Michelle Moog-Koussa | TEDxAsheville

Published on Oct 18, 2017 TEDx Talks

"Although I knew my father for the 37 years that we were here on Earth together, I never really knew his public persona, Bob Moog, until he passed away. The path of discovery that followed has provided a deep well of inspiration, which has lead me on a journey to carry on his powerful legacy transforming people's lives through sonic exploration. Inspiration is a powerful cultural resource, and we must use it to do the most good for our challenged society. Michelle Moog-Koussa is the daughter of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog. She has been the executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation for eleven years, and has spearheaded educational and historic preservation projects which inspire children and adults thought the science, music, technology and the spirit of invention. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at"

This is a great talk including not only some fascinating bits of synth history, but a rare glimpse of Bob Moog's personal life, from non other than his own daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa.

Moogsaic: Bob, Synths, & Artistry T-Shirt

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"Celebrating Bob's contribution to the world of synthesis, illustrator David C. Lovelace offers a beautiful hand-drawn creation for our newest art t-shirt design, Moogsaic. Composed of over 250 hand-drawn, detailed synthesizers, modules, and other sonic components, Bob's image and intense gaze emerge to compel the viewer to examine the mosaic of skillfully placed musical hardware. Bob's signature wavy hair, composed of patch cables, crowns the design. It is a striking homage.

You can purchase the Moogsaic t-shirt here and you can read more about David's artistic process in developing the t-shirt here.

All purchases from our online store go to benefit our educational and historic preservation projects. Please keep us in mind as the holiday giving season approaches!"


P.S. David C. Lovelace is supporting MATRIXSYNTH member! Thank you Dave! You can find more of his work and music on his official website, He is the man behind The Packrat synth comics and the synthtastic Parallax.


Published on Jun 26, 2017 Ham Garcia

"Warning: Headphones or High quality monitors should be used when listening to this.

All of the sounds that come with the new moog subsequent 37 synthesizer."

And an unboxing video from Ham:


Published on Jun 22, 2017 Ham Garcia

"I got to pick up my first analog synthesizer. This is what it looks like and make sure to subscribe for the upcoming video of the sounds it can make!"

Percussa SSP GUI Layout #3 - Kickstarter update

Published on Nov 7, 2017 PERCUSSA

"Short video while testing the GUI code for the Percussa SSP on the computer (no sound). The basic idea is that you can insert synth modules anywhere you want in the network grid, by moving a selection rectangle using the navigation soft keys and the 'insert' key. When the modules are placed next to each other, the modules are patched together automatically."

via the Kickstarter campaign:

"Hi everyone,

It’s Celine here :-) The past week I’ve continued my work on the software GUI for the SSP, and started working on the implementation of the network editor.

The basic idea is that you can insert synth modules anywhere you want in the network grid, by moving a selection rectangle using the navigation soft keys and the “insert” key. When the modules are placed next to each other, the modules are patched together automatically.

[Above] you can see a short video (no sound) where I’m showing you how to insert, change, and delete synth modules. I’m testing the code on my computer using the Percussa Remote control surface, which is connected through USB to my computer.

Meanwhile Bert is hard at work on the PCB layout, he'll write an update later this week to give you the latest news :-)

Until next update!

Bert & Celine"

Science Friction

Science Friction from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

Tiptop Audio eurorack system.

Synth Jam 57: Korg SQ-1, Monotribe & EMW microModular

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"Playing with a very compact set: Korg SQ-1 sequencer, Korg Monotribe Synth/Drum Machine and the EMW microModular analog synth."

Novation Peak StrymonBig Sky-Warm Pad

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Uriel Ortega

"This is a video demonstrating a custom warm pad I made with the Novation Peak, and the Strymon Big Sky Shimmer Reverb. I am using my DSI Prophet Rev 2 as a controller for the Peak."


Published on Nov 3, 2017 Steve Raizen

"Novation Peak and Bass Station 2 sequenced by FugueMachine with improvisation. Recorded in Auria and AUM, finished in Mastering.
No FX other than the Peak."

Retro synth jam

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Synth Space

"Synth jam with a Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600, Roland TB3/TR8 combo, Novation Bass Station 2 and a Prophet ‘08. Hope u like it!"

Estradin - 11 Soviet analog drum machine / Эстрадин -11

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Cyril Metodej

"Testing rare soviet analog drum machine. It has 16 sequencer for 3 instruments (kick, snare and hhat). Also there are 16 different autorythms with a possibility to mix it with each other and with step sequencer. year - 1981."

Elektron Digitakt, Analog Keys, DSI Mopho, Moog Slim Phatty Techno Jam

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Alain Kalender

"Another day another jam!"

ROLAND ALPHA JUNO-1 GAME OF THRONES THEME Analog Synthesizer Fantasy Music Rik Marston

Published on Nov 7, 2017 SynthgodXXX

**100% No Talking!** **Turn it UP!** **Watch in HD**

I am soooo addicted to HBO's "Game of Thrones"
I wanted to hear how the ROLAND ALPHA JUNO would sound
playing "A song of Ice & Fire" composed by Ramin Djawadi
I managed to learn how to play the full composition
but decided to hit the internet for the MIDI FILE.
I found this page & great work:
AUTHOR: Gary Wachtel (
I downloaded the MIDI FILE & put it into
the KORG M3 and "Event Edited" away, set up my
MIDI connections to the ROLAND ALPHA JUNO-1.
Hours later I had recorded many different parts
with different CLASSIC ALPHA JUNO patches....
I put it all together into ABLETON LIVE & added
some basic REVERB... This is not the FULL VERSION
of the opening theme, but it was enough for me to
accomplish what I was after! I hope you dig this!!!!

Thank you for watching!"

Limited Edition DREADBOX MURMUX V2 SN 16/50

via this auction

"A modern classic synth limited to 50 units (now discontinued) from the boutique synth manufacturer Dreadbox, this is the modern synth dream!

Specifications taken from the Dreadbox website:

Full Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Extremely Limited Edition to 50 pieces.
Hand-soldered, Handcrafted , Through Hole Components
Handmade piece-of-art Wooden Enclosure (by Black Science)
Designed for aggressive sounds but not limited to these.
50x eurorack patchpoints for an ultimate modular experience
3x standard VCOs + 1x Sub Oscillator
1x hyper VCO (consisted of 6 sawtooth vcos)
White Noise Generator
The classic 4-pole Murmux VCF improved with 1V/oct tracking.
High Pass and Low Pass or Notch function
3x Envelope Generators (2x ADSR and 1x AD)
3x LFOs (one of which is voltage controlled)
2x VCA (one patchable)
OTA Drive circuit
Hybrid Voltage Controlled Delay
Sample and Hold circuit
2x Passive Attenuators
2x 2 in 1 or 1x 4 in 1 Mixer
Audio Inputs and Outputs in various stages
Includes a Special 5-Year Warranty (excluding the enclosure and panel)"

Moog Modular System 15 Brochure / Catalog

via this auction

"Orginal vintage Moog System 15 Catalog from 1976

This vintage Moog System 15 Catalog contains information and picture’s of the The Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Moog collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This catalog has no highlighting,underlining or any stamps in it . This catalog is in very good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

Moog Modular System 35 Brochure / Catalog

via this auction

"Orginal vintage Moog System 35 Catalog from 1976

This vintage Moog System 35 Catalog contains information and picture’s of the The Moog Model 35 modular synthesizer.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Moog collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This catalog has no highlighting,underlining or any stamps in it . This catalog is in very good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

Korg MS-10 Synth SN 139912

via this auction

Roland JD 990 Rack Synth SN ZF26175

via this auction

"Roland jd-990 rack mount. Basically a jd-800 in a rack mount. A Monster synth!!! Great sounds! In good condition. Volume knob missing but works fine."

Oberheim Matrix 6R

via this auction

Roland JUNO 1 Keyboard, Synthesizer in Original Box

via this auction


via this auction

Oberheim Xpander - U.S. Version SN G43909

via this auction

Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Demo Songs

Published on Nov 6, 2017 DKDiveDude

"Just bought a used Roland JP-8080 synthesizer, an improved rack version of the JP-8000. I like it a lot already! Here are the built-in factory demo songs. Stay tuned for a video of my favorite factory patches."

Collab launchpad x synthesizer havana cover

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Dendi Permadi

Follow instagram @dendipermadi28

Alesis Micron with color sticker keys and KORG K3. It's too bad this one was cut short.

Yamaha Reface DX & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Nov 7, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

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

No further processing except normalisation."


Published on Nov 7, 2017 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Two of the best first/beginner synths Face off! Let me know what you think, would you choose the Korg Monologue or the Arturia Microbrute?"

XYNTHESIZR - AUM Session With RUISMAKER & bs 16i - Demo for the iPad

Published on Nov 7, 2017 thesoundtestroom

Xynthesizr: 32-step matrix sequencer/synthesizer - Yuri Turov
Ruismaker - Bram Bos
bismark bs-16i - bismark LLC

FH-1 firmware v2 - gamepad demo

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Expert Sleepers

"Direct connection of PlayStation4 controller to modular synth via the Expert Sleepers FH-1 - a new feature of the v2 firmware.

The DualShock4 is plugged directly into the FH-1 via a USB cable. The FH-1 and its FHX-1 expander are outputting various CVs and triggers driven from the controller's joysticks and buttons."

Xaoc Devices Tallin

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Xaoc Devices

"Tallin is a dual voltage controlled amplifier (VCA) with overdrive, offering some unusual control features and a range of attractive tonal characteristics. Each of the two identical channels offers two simultaneously available inputs for voltage control over signal attenuation or gain, with linear and exponential response to CV. Volume control knobs offer manual gain settings ranging from fully
closed (-80dB) up to +18dB. A color LED indicator displays output signal levels. A soft-clip circuit avoids harsh clipping distortion, while a switchable overdrive circuit offers two carefully crafted distortion responses, simulating the sound of classic tube amplifiers.

Since both CV inputs are simultaneously active, they can be jointly exploited within patches featuring more complex volume control that otherwise would require using two traditional VCAs in series. As the signal path is DC-coupled, Tallin can also be used for handling the control voltages."

Emax vs Emax II - 80s sampling tutorial/workflow/shoot-out

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Espen Kraft

"A very exciting look at two iconic samplers of the 80s. The Emax and the Emax II. Two very different samplers in terms of sound, but similar in workflow."

Radikal Technologies EFFEXX String Filter Algorithm Demo by Creator Jörg Schaaf

StringFilterDemoWorkshop Published on Nov 7, 2017 Jörg Schaaf

"In this eurorack modular workshop video I explain the usage of the EFFEXX string filter algorithm. If you already have an EFFEXX module you probably have the three additional modules I used for this workshop. For my sound examples I added one Noise generator, one ADSR envelope generator and one VCA. The workshop explains the cabling and gives a lot of tipps how to tweak the parameters for different sonic results.

If you just would like listening to the string filter sounds you can skip the first 4 minutes."

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