MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Persephone by Carbon111

Persephone is the latest release from Carbon111. Long time readers of the site will know Carbon111 from his awesome synth (and more) resource site If you are not familiar with the site, do check it out. You will find in-depth resources on Serge, Mattson Mini Modular, Waldorf's Microwave series (including wavetable charts!), and much more.

But this post is about his latest release, Persephone. The official release date is tomorrow, however, the Bandcamp release is up now (embedded above). CD preorders are currently live and will ship by early December. The CDs will be a limited edition of 300, with custom handcrafted packaging, liner notes, and track list, all signed and numbered. They are professionally replicated CDs, not burned CDRs, and will come in a lovely handcrafted black case. The gorgeous cover painting is by Mike Dubisch.

"The music on this album was created with love and the following instruments:

John Bowen Solaris
Waldorf Microwave mk1
Waldorf Microwave XT
Vermona '14
Vermona Perfourmer
Vermona Mono Lancet
Serge Modular
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
Sequential Circuits Six-Trak
Analogue Solutions Leipzig SK
Kawai K3 and K3m
Industrial Music Electronics "Azathoth"
Ensoniq VFX
Yamaha VL1 and VL1-m
Yamaha TG33
Nord Stage 76
Korg MS20
Korg Electribe ES-1
Korg Electribe ER-1
Acidlab Miami
Native Instruments Absynth
Native Instruments Kinetic Metal
Bowed Dulcimer
Critter & Guitari Kaleidoloop

All music written, produced and recorded by James Maier
Mastered by Hermetech Mastering

Copyright (c) 2017 James D. Maier

Public Domain animal sounds on 'Spring' courtesy of the US National Park Service

released November 9, 2017"

Glowing Euorack Patch Cables

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"Don't try this at home.
You will ruin your gear and burn down your house.

Trigger pulses generated by a modified sequencer drive a triac array that sends 120V AC to electroluminescent wire. The EL wire is wrapped around the patch cables. The patch cables use stereo jacks on one end and send the 120VAC though the middle ring."

Playing With The Stylophone Gen X-1

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Stylophone Gen X-1 is a battery powered synth with a stylus keyboard and ribbon touch pad. The Gen X-1 has a built in delay and an aux input that runs through the filter and delay. This video shows some sounds from the Stylophone as well as a Korg Volca Sample going into the aux input.

Available here:"

Smokey Quartz - Pneumata #11

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Smokey Quartz

"In this Pneumata video the Metasonix S-1000 screams along with it's D-1000 drummer brother and Knas Ekdahl Polygamist lover friend. Also, I go playing in the rain."

Future Retro Revolution Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha SK10 - Vintage Strings Organ Brass Synth SN 8549 w/ Original Case

via this auction

Novation Circuit Patch Store - Sonic Horizons - Emynona

Novation Circuit Patch Store - Sonic Horizons - Emynona from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"Sonic Horizons is the follow up to Mind Travellers from Emynona! 64 Patches / 16 Sessions / 64 Samples it’s a massive pack for the Novation Circuit.


Lost In The Shadows 11-08-17 v1

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Marc S. Langelier

"Video Etude #1 - 'Lost In The Shadows' - Yeah, I know, I'm a week late on this one, but life is like that sometimes. What started out as an exploration of iOS 11's new screen record function, grew into a larger exploration of VegasPro 14, my own sound & video library and various audio software including AudioThing's Fog Convolver and Apps4iDevices' iPulsaret.

Featured Instruments/software: Borderlands, BoardWeevil 2015, iPulsaret, Animoog, Oscarizor, GRM Tools Evolution

Other instruments and effects: Fog Convolver, Reaktor, iDensity, Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch...

Other important software for this project: AudioShare, iFunBox, AudioBus, Aum, Sony Soundforge 11

Video sources: DJI Phantom 4, Sony NX70U, iPhone & of course an iPad

Video creation & editing software: Magix VegasPro 14

***Very importantly I must say many, many thanks to dancer Monte Jones who graciously allowed me to video him with the Phantom4 on a sunny day, some time ago.***

Note that I had also wanted to add some EWI phrases to this video sound track. As of yet I haven't recorded anything I like, so I'll post this as is for now. I'll hope to upload an updated version with some EWI soon.
It's easy to forget (I know I'm guilty of it), but if you like this video please press the like button. Thanks for taking the time to watch & listen."

Nexus2 Demo - Hollywood Synth Edition

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Synth & Sundry

"A demo of 5 different sounds from the Hollywood Synth Edition 1 expansion pack for reFX Nexus2 VST. I'm using Ableton Live 9, Alesis Q61 keyboard and a Korg Nanokontrol which I set up to work with Nexus2 (work in progress). In the video I'm using the Nanokontrol mainly to control the cutoff and resonance in the filter modifier section of Nexus2. I also briefly try out the arpeggiator feature in Nexus2.

I used quite a few of these sounds extensively in my previous music album which can be heard here: [embed below]

Link to the expansion pack:

SY Soft Soul
SY The Abyss
SY Pearl Synth
BA Muffled and Distorted
LD Passive Saw

I recorded the video with a Canon 50D using magic lantern (h.264) - a bit cumbersome but had no other camera!"

0-Coast Patch of the Week #20: Rhythmic Animation with TEMPO In Division

Published on Nov 8, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Tempo-synced rhythmic animation using Slope, Contour and TEMPO In divisions."

All parts here.

Senode iPad Quick Start Walkthrough

Published on Nov 8, 2017 iPadLoops

"Senode graphical midi sequencer first impression, walkthrough and brief preset preview.

*sorry for low mic volume. I was trying out a new interface for my phone and it sounded good in the headphones.**

I spent literally 10 minutes with this app today (forgive me for fumbling about) and thought I'd share what I learned. Hopefully this will give you a quick start. The first thing I wanted to do was write a short loop. You'll see how to get started right away. It's important to adjust the "ticks" for each note to get different timings. There is a lot more to this app and it is quite addictive. I can't wait to spend more time with it."

iTunes: Senode - Sebastian Arnold

Tapographic Delay (TAPO) from 4ms Company and Matthias Puech -- Clocked Tapography

Published on Nov 8, 2017 4mspedals

"Demo of forthcoming 4ms and Matthias Puech Tapographic Delay:

The Tapographic Delay is fed with a simple melody from MI Rings. A steady clock from 4ms QCD is fed into the Tap input. Once I am ready to record a tapography, I switch the Edit switch to Add for a while; the added taps line up perfectly, resulting in the classic sound of multi-tap delays. I go on and add more taps, changing the clock multiplication; the repetitions add up into complex rhythmic patterns. Increasing modulation, the taps move around their position: the timing gets more and more sloppy, and we can hear the doppler effect, shifting the pitch of each repetitions up or down, randomly.

Direct take, no additional processing."

Tapographic Delay


Published on Nov 8, 2017 LESINDES

"Unboxing and diving and hacking through the menues of ROLAND Boutique digital synth & step sequencerA-01. Equipped with keyboard K-25 M"

Roland A-01s on Amazon | Roland A-01As on eBay

The Schmidt Synthesizer - A deeper look

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Schmidt-Synthesizer

"Axel Fischer explains the features of the Schmidt Synthesizer.

All sounds in this video were made with the Schmidt Synthesizer. No effects were used.

The CS80 style patch in the intro part was programmed by the great Mr Firechild"

DSP Synthesizers uMIDI2CVlite - 2HP USB-MIDI2CV Module

via DSP Synthesizers

"How cheap can you build a eurorack MIDI to CV interface?

By shaving off 1HP and 2 jacks the 2HP uMIDI2CVlite sells for $19.
That is cheaper than many passive modules on the market.

The 2HP uMIDI2CVlite is a new module in the Paperface line.
It adds a simple USB-MIDI2CV to your eurorack in a 2HP space.

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

Available now for $19 including shipping.
Currently the cheapest eurorack USB-MIDI2CV interface available!
No Black Friday sale required."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 1737

via this auction

Yamaha DX-5 SN 1540

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar Synthesizer with Access Case & Original Box

via this auction

Roland Compu Music CMU-800r Like New w. Original Box & Manual SN 284503

via this auction

No mention if it comes with the software.

"Please do your research on this item prior to offering bidding or buying once this is been opened it is not returnable. The listing as a whole is returnable if it is not opened. This is an original sealed Roland brand Compu music synthesizer. Comes as pictured it is brand new in a sealed baggy which is never been opened and I've tried to picture that so that you understand that there are no fingerprints on this it is completely brand new also comes with the original box as pictured and comes with the operation manual which is printed and in a little blue binder as pictured...

The very last picture is the connection required to an old Apple 2 or early Windows computer that is the computer connection that this item has so don't buy this and be disappointed there's other connections on it but that is the computer connection and I don't know how you'll have to connect it unless you have an old vintage computer"


via this auction

Oddest pic of an ARP 2600 ever. I never noticed how thin they were on top. What's crazy about the angle of this particular shot is you can't see where it widens out on the bottom, as you can see in the other pics.

"Excellent, fully working condition.

There are some loose screws on one corner at the back which will need addressing by an expert with music kit. But very well and lovingly looked after throughout its life. Comes as seen in photos."

Roland MKS-100 / 12 bit digital sampler

via this auction

Audulus Live Building uModule Library November 8th

Started streaming 10 minutes ago audulus

SynthMaster One Sound Design Tutorials

Published on Nov 8, 2017 kv331audio


How to design a Tropical House Lead with SynthMaster One
How to design a Trap Lead with SynthMaster One
How to design a Growl Bass with SynthMaster One
How to design a Future House Bass with SynthMaster One
How to design an EDM Supersaw with SynthMaster One
How to design an EDM pluck with SynthMaster One
How to design a Dubstep Bass with SynthMaster One
How to design a House Bass with SynthMaster One
How to design a 808 kick drum with SynthMaster One
How to design a Future Bass Wobble Saw with SynthMaster One

Electric Blue - Roland Boutique's: D-05/JP-08/JU-06/JX-03/TR-09/TB-03, Korg, Novation

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Micro Banshee

"Track: Electric Blue

First track using my Roland Boutique TB-03 which I won via the recent Roland #60secondsessions competition.

Roland MX-1, A-01, D-05 along with other Boutiques, System 1, TB-3, Korg Volca's, Circuit + others #rolandboutique

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

As always, the track is played 'live' in one take - with no DAW, editing, or post production.

Recorded live [08/11/2017]


Korg Kaoss Pad Quad
Korg Mini KP 2
Korg Volca FM
Novation Circuit
Roland Boutique A-01
Roland Boutique D-05
Roland Boutique JP-08
Roland Boutique JU-06
Roland Boutique JX-03
Roland Boutique TB-03
Roland Boutique TR-09
Roland MX-1
Roland System -1
Roland TB-3

Yamaha Reface DX & Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Nov 8, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Reface DX synthesiser through the Analog Heat. Delay and modulation effects are the DX's onboard effects.

No further processing except normalisation."

Yamaha EZ-AG Midi Guitar controls MicroWave

Published on Nov 8, 2017 SSM Curtis

"3:16 MIDI / MicroWave 1"

Leizpig S-Analogue Solutions -Wicked life

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Dziam Bass

Dreadbox Nyx: 10 Minutes of Sounds

Published on Nov 8, 2017 skrapadelix

"I love this little synth but there's very few demos on YouTube. Therefore here's ten minutes of paraphonic ambient Nyx patches, guaranteed no talking, no overdubs and most definitely no Strymon shimmer effects. Just Nyx with a little stereo delay at the end of the chain to widen things up for headphonauts.
Oh, and there's cheeky beats from the Octatrack on one patch, just for a bit of fun."

Live Jam #111 - Calm / Downtempo / Techno - Eurorack modular synth and Arturia Beatstep Pro

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Monotrail

"A calm techno session wit the modular generating all sounds. The faster melody is generated by a unsynced looping envelope, the baseline is sequenced from the BSP. Kick and hats from the BD808 and MFB hats, other percussive sounds are synthesized with the help of the Make Noise LxD.

If you want to be part of my project, support future videos and receive special patron bonuses, such as free mp3s of all my Live Jams, please visit:

Special thanks to Legendary Patron:
Out Of Orbit -

More info on Monotrail:

Stuff used:
Eurorack modular synthesizer with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad passive attenuator"

LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER - Hackoustic Village Walkthrough

Published on Nov 8, 2017 sonicstate

Moog Mother 32 & Strymon Blue Sky

Published on Nov 8, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the Blue Sky reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

05-The Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1- Delay

Published on Nov 8, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is an exploration of the sound and functionality of the "delay" function on the Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1."

All parts here.

"Freaky Tweaky" [Acidlab Dumatix / Elektron Monomachine / KORG monologue / Ensoniq DP/4]

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Masaki Takada

"My new EP now on sale :)

Used Equipments:
Acidlab Dumatix
Elektron Monomachine
KORG monologue
dbx 166XL
FMR Audio RNC1773 & RNLA7239"

Terrorformer : Live Demo Version

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Todd Smith Music

Patreon :
Bandcamp :

"This is a early version of Terrorformer, which spawned from a earlier live jam. The final version will be released on my first full length album, A Distant Love for Life. This song uses all hardware sounds and sequencing.

Subscribe today and stay up to date with all my latest videos. You can support my You Tube and music on Bandcamp or Patreon. I currently have 3 releases on Bandcamp, thanks a ton for any support.

: Hardware :

Roland JU06
Roland JP08
Roland SH01a
Korg Minilogue
Elektron Digitakt
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
Apple iPad Pro

: iOS Software :

Auria Pro
Fab Filter Timeless 2
Fab Filter Pro2"

skinnerbox: digitakt into the sunrise

Published on Nov 8, 2017 skinnerbox

"the last one of the trilogy, shot in the north of israel"

On the back / top of a truck.

skinnerbox digitakt

AE Modular Tangible Waves -dark modular seq

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular Tangible Waves -dark modular seq"

Roland Boutiques: Gattobus DEMO - SE-02 / SH-01A / TR-08 / TB-03

Published on Nov 8, 2017 gattobus

"I'm having a lot of fun with my new Roland boutique setup!!!
I love this tiny but great sounding little machines!
I hope you like this demo :-)

Everything has been synced and recorded on Ableton live using a USB cable from each instrument through a simple USB powered hub, thanks to the "Aggregate audio device" function on Mac OS X."

Roland Boutiques on Amazon | Roland Boutiques on eBay

Erica Synths Pico MScale demo

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Erica Synths

via Erica Synths

"Erica Pico MSCALE (Moog Scale, to be specific) is precision scaler to adapt Moog Mother 32 to eurorack standard 1V/oct control voltages.

Those, who own Moog Mother 32 know, that it requires -5V - +5V on 1V/oct input to operate in full range, while the eurorack standard is 0V - +10V. So, to control Moog Mother 32 from a eurorack sequencer you need to bias a sequencer output for 5 volts down. And vice versa – Moog Mother 32 sequencer outputs -5V - +5V on 1V/oct output, and, if you wish to control some eurorack VCO from Moog Mother 32, you need to bias it 5 volts up. This is exactly what MSCALE does – it has two sections – upper one adds 5V to the input voltage, other subtracts 5V form the input voltage. Of course, the module is not limited for use with Moog Mother 32 only. You can use it as a regular eurorack precision voltage scaler.


Precision scaler to adapt Moog Mother 32 1V/oct to eurorack standard
Moog to eurorack section
Eurorack to Moog section
High precision, high temperature stability
Skiff friendly, compact design
With Pico Series we challenged ourselves – can we make ANY superior functionality synth module 3HP wide and affordable? Yes, we can."

Quadrantid Swarm eurorack jam

Published on Nov 8, 2017 eowave

"A simple jam to show you the QS installed in a eurorack system"

See this post for details on the kickstarter campaign..

Liquid Sky by Martin Linda (Rytmik Studio Demo Song)

Published on Nov 8, 2017 Rytmik Studio

"Rytmik Studio Demo Song"

Retro - Akai MPC Live Only (No talking)

Published on Nov 7, 2017 ranzee av

"A live performance on the Akai MPC Live - more of a different retro (80s style) to this track. All samples recorded by me (see list below), no external gear. One take, no edits, single camera recorded on a Zoom Q4 direct audio out of MPC Live into the camera.

► Fairlight CMI
► Roland D-50
► Roland SE-02
► Roland JU-06
► Roland System-8
► Roland System-1
► Waldorf Streichfett
► Korg Minilogue
► Alesis HR16A
► My voice

Filmed in my hotel room in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Yeah, I got bored! I guess this also qualifies as my 3rd coffee table jam!

All work is original without any commercial benefit from supplier or manufacturer."

Leitmotif for a villain

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Synth Space

"Something perhaps suitable for a villain leitmotif. Features Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600, Roland TR8, Novation Bass Station 2 and DSI Prophet ‘08."

Wish this one was a little longer with a fade out. Unfortunately it abruptly cuts off at exactly 1:00. Still cool though.

RICK AND MORTY REMIX | Leslie Wai with the Novation Launchpad

Published on Nov 6, 2017 Leslie Wai

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!
Download the track here:

CustomSynth EML 500 ELECTROCOMP Synth T-Shirt

Another cool synth T design by CustomSynth available here.

Be sure to see their other designs!

1976: Roger Limb, of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with the EMS SYNTHI 100

eowave quadrantid swarm - experimental touch synthesizer now on Kickstarter

eowave quadrantid swarm is now on Kickstarter, with a ship date of March/April. The following are the details from the campaign:

"The Quadrantid Swarm

The Quadrantid Swarm is a desktop touch synthesizer aimed at sound designers and musicians who are looking for an expressive tool to explore rich and unusual soundscapes with a direct intuitive approach.

Past research and development at eowave has contributed to a range of successful products aimed at musicians and performers - including sensor interfaces, MIDI devices, modular synthesizers and more. This has been honed and distilled in the Quadrantid Swarm. It is an instrument that has been designed openly - to be used with MIDI, alongside your modular synthesizer/CV sequencer or to be explored as a standalone drone/sequencer/generative synthesizer.


The QS now features 8 modes. Each should be considered a springboard for musical exploration, rather than a preset. The modes are not direct emulations of existing instruments, but they borrow on inspiration from their namesakes. We found that this was the best way to retain the immediacy of function per button design while offering a generous feature set. The QS will ship with a cheat sheet that details the specifics behind each mode - the waveform, perc sound and character effect.

Organ - Strings - Drone - Noise - Grains - Perc - Metal - Chiptune

Let's take a closer look...

Front panel

Building on the feedback we received at Superbooth 17, we have redesigned the front panel to be easier to read. This matte black PCB pictured below is the final material we will be using on production, although there is a mistake on this panel that will be rectified (white layer inverted!).


The oscillator section is a digital wave generator. In sequencer mode (activated when you push start) the spread control multiplies the waveform up to 8 waveforms. In live mode (sequencer not active) the spread control will not affect the oscillator because the 8 waveforms are spread across the touch keyboard to be used as a simple polyphonic synthesizer. Character controls a different effect or folder depending on the mode. The character effects/folders will help you design timbres that will range from clean and glassy to dense and distorted.


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