MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Xplorer - Oberheim Matrix-12/Xpander Editor Now Free

Available here

"An editor for the Oberheim Xpander and Matrix-12 synthesizers. That works.
Xplorer is a real-time and bi-directional software editor for the Oberheim Matrix-12 and Xpander synthesizers.

Xplorer is not just another generic synthesizer editor with ranges of slider controls that are all the same and don’t really tell you what you are doing.
Xplorer was developed by an Xpander owner for use by Xpander and Matrix-12 owners. With Xplorer you quickly get an overview of all parameters of a single patch, including an overview of the Modulation Matrix.

With Xplorer you can tweak the sound simultaneously using a computer mouse, a hardware MIDI controller, your DAW software, or directly on your Xpander or Matrix-12. Use the method you prefer to change the sound. Xplorer’s display shows you in real-time which parameter is currently being modified.

“Real-time and bi-directional” means that every change you make in Xplorer is reflected into the synthesizer memory with minimal latency, and vice-versa. Whether you change the sound parameters on the synthesizer, in Xplorer, or with a MIDI controller, the software and the synthesizer will simultaneously update the parameters of the sound, without needing to reload the patch into the synthesizer memory.

The main features of Xplorer are:

Single patch tone file load/save on disk
Extract single patches from an “all data data dump” SysEx file into a given folder
Get all single patches from synthesizer into a given folder.
All data dump request backup and restore (save and restore synthesizer whole memory to/from a sysex file)
Modification of the 226 parameters of a single patch
Real-time MIDI automation for all parameters with freely assignable control changes, even for filter modes (except Modulation Matrix)
Copy/paste page for TRACK, ENV, LFO, and RAMP pages (e.g., you can copy all ENV1 page parameters and paste them to ENV3)
Rename patch, go to patch, store patch, save patch to disk
Real-time update of all parameters when the user tweaks the synthesizer knobs (dual editing can be done without needing to reload the patch and resynchronize the synthesizer and the PC as most editors need to do)
Patch randomizer (generates a new patch from random values)
Auto-sized user interface depending on system’s default font size
…and more to come in the next releases."

Vintage ARP Odyssey MKI Synth Model 2800 Synthesizer SN 283019

via this auction

Vintage Moog Prodigy Synth Model 336A Synthesizer SN 1499

via this auction

"All the knobs and keys perform their intended functions, with a few knobs having some minor issues. The 1st oscillator knob has been broken off at some point (see photo), but is still turnable and works as it should. The cutoff frequency knob also has some issues as it seems to be a bit scratchy as well as having certain spots that cause the sound to cut out when rotating it. With a little effort, you can still get all the normal functionality out of it, but that pot may need to be replaced at some point if you want it to work perfectly. Other knobs may have had some of their values drift due to age and use, however we cannot be sure."

Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

AVP Synth MBS-100 Synth with Elektron Digitakt

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video the Elektron Digitakt sampling drum machine is making the drum sounds and sequencing the AVP Synth MBS-100. The MBS-100 is a hybrid synthesizer with two digital oscillators and an analog filter and VCA. The MBS-100 has two oscillatros, an LFO, ADSR for both the VCF and VCA and a distortion built into the VCA.

MBS-100 available here:

Digitakt available here:"

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


via this auction

AKAI MPC LIVE // All Factory Demos

Published on Nov 22, 2017 LESINDES

"Playing all Factory Demos of the AKAI MPC LIVE."

Soundmit 2017 Update - Final Details on Event Are In

The final details on Soundmit 2017 are in. Soundmit is the evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, the largest synth event in Italy. The following are some details on the scope of the event:


The first edition of the Soundmit - International Sound Summit, the natural evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, which has proved to be up to expectations, involving more than 180 industry operators, 800 visitors, over 100 workshop participants and a soldout for the talk held by the 3 sponsoring Universities, ended on Novembre 5th 2017.


With more than 90 Brands exposed and exhibitors from all over Europe and not only, we had the presence of Nori Ubukata from Japan and Keen Association from Moscow, Soundmit is confirmed as the only Italian event highly specialized in electronic music instruments. Fertile land for exchanging ideas and for the birth of new partnerships as well as new friendships.

Novation Peak Arps

Published on Nov 21, 2017 Uriel Ortega

"Novation Peak Polysynth Arps. In this video, I am demonstrating some of my favortie arp patches on the Novation Peak. This is definitely my favorite synth to play arps on that I have. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe for more."

BOSS DD-500 with Novation Peak Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"BOSS DD-500 with Novation Peak Synthesizer Sound Demo (no talking)"

SPECTRAL// OB-6, Sub37, Juno106, System8

Published on Nov 22, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Fresh jams with multiple camera angles, baby!! Okay, so maybe only 2 different angles, but that’s twice as much as the regular!!

Just in love with my new OB-6, it has such a unique character and a sound that’s all it’s own. This jam is OB, System8, Sub37, Juno106, Tempest and TR-8


New Erica Synths ACIDBOX 3

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Acidbox III brings you the core of the famous Polivoks VCF in stereo version with unique audio signal overdrive circuit, built in LFO and envelope follower in a compact, full aluminium case.
Master of Ceremony: KODEK (
Master of Guitar: Ralfs from Gloria
Mixmaster: DJ Raitis"

"Erica Synths Acidbox III brings you the core of the famous Polivoks VCF in stereo version with unique audio signal overdrive circuit, built in LFO and envelope follower in a compact, full aluminium case.

The Acidbox III has adjustable input gain, therefore it works with various sound sources – guitars, units with line level signals (synthesizers, grooveboxes, etc.) and modular synths. Configurable control input allows to connect a bypass footswitch, expression pedal, external cutoff control voltage source and LFO synchronization trigger. This makes the Acidbox an ideal companion in almost every production or live performance setup.

▪ Polivoks core stereo lowpass/bandpass VCF with the original programmable opamps
▪ Uniqueaudiooverdrivecircuit
▪ Versatile syncable LFO with 8 waveforms
▪ Tap tempo button
▪ Envelope follower with modulation level attenuverter
▪ Master modulation control
▪ Manual and CV control over cutoff frequency
▪ Configurable control input for footswitch, expression pedal and external LFO/cutoff control
▪ Adjustable input gain
Shipping within 2 weeks!"

New Erica Synths Pico Mask

Erica Synths Pico Mask Overview Published on Nov 22, 2017 Distortion Productions
Re-Published on Nov 22, 2017

"The Erica Synths Pico Mask is an advanced random CV module that samples and holds CV within a user-defined mask – the area between two incoming CV signals; this means that you have certain control over randomness. The Pico Mask can play a key role in self-generating music, random patches, work as CV processor, waveshaper and bitcrusher."

Elektron Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Polyphonic Analog Performance Synthesizer

via this auction

Super nice shots.

R. A. Moog 907 Fixed Filter Bank

via this auction

"This is an original module, not a clone or reissue. It is functional and working fine. The original circuitry is done with inductors, so each band has a smooth but powerful sound. One input - one output. Uses original Moog connector."

Don't miss the pic of the back.

Oberheim Matrix-6

via this auction

"Vintage 80's Oberheim Matrix 6 Synthesizer. Upgraded Firmware EPROM version v2.13. Excellent Condition fully functional unit. Includes original Owners Manual, original Foot Pedal & AC power-cord. Sounds great and makes it fun creating original sounds. The Matrix 6 is based upon the same revolutionary technology as the Oberheim XPANDER and MATRIX-12. Utilizes Digitally Controlled Oscillators providing tuning stability while emulating a rich analog syn sound. A wide-range, 4-pole low-pass filter, three 5-stage envelope generators, 2 independent LFO's, and Matrix Modulation System give you all the basics to precisely articulate the sound of each patch."

Logan / Hohner String Melody II Synth

via this auction

"Vintage analog polyphonic string synth in perfect working condition. Approx 1978

49 note split keyboard with separate controls for each side

Original light operated volume pedal

Original music stand bar that fits in the top

Full original schematic diagram (2 sheets)

Beautiful string sounds"

Korg Volca FM Synth Demo Jam

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Boredbrain Music

"Here's a techno jam from Boredbrain featuring the Korg Volca FM digital synthesizer and Roland TR-606 vintage analog drum machine. Effects used are Moog Minifooger MF-Delay and Korg Monotron Delay. The Volca is tempo synced to the 606 via the tom trigger output.

The jam starts with a chain of sequences using a bell-type tone getting slightly modulated with the Velocity slider and LFO for vibrato. The middle section is a chain of sequences using a classic FM bass sound and Arpeggiator. The Velocity slider and Carrier Decay are getting tweaked heavily creating a wide range of tones.

Recorded live outside on location on a cold night overlooking downtown Richmond VA from Church Hill."

Spectral Arpeggiator: PC - MidiBox CV - Matrix Analog Synth

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Sbranvlztronics

"Simple patch presenting a 'Spectral Arpeggiator'.

In this video a PC running a MIDI sequencer sends data to a MidiBox CV converter, which then controls the Matrix synthesizer patch.

The master Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) determines the fundamental frequency, and the synced slave VCO is sweept for harmonics using very short notes. The slave VCO triangle output is sent to the Voltage Controlled Phaser, VCA and finnaly to the Voltage Controlled Delay. The wet/dry mix of the CV Delay is controled by midi velocity, CV Phaser cutoff freq. by a local LFO. Tweaking the ADSR potentiometers create some nice variation in the textures.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for watching.

SunVox 1.9.3 Update

iTunes: SunVox - Alexander Zolotov & Google Play

What's New in Version 1.9.3
* Audiobus 3 support (with MIDI);
* sound engine optimization;
* MIDI IN options has beed added to the Module Properties: here you can change the MIDI IN channel and the mode (receive MIDI commands "when the module selected" or "always");
* the biggest Sampler update since 2008;
* Sampler: click removal algorithm (between two notes on the same channel, or during the sharp note cutoff);
* Sampler: added four new envelopes to control the effect (with polyphony support), which is one of the built-in SunVox modules; so you can choose almost any SunVox module (for example, Filter or MetaModule), and it will be stored inside the Sampler;
* Sampler: new option "Ignore velocity for volume";
* Sampler (sample editor): new loop parameter - Sustain; when enabled, loop will be finished after the Note OFF;
* Sampler (sample editor): deeper zoom;
* Sampler (sample editor): Crossfade Loop effect has been added into the menu;
* Sampler (envelope editor): unlimited envelope length, unlimited number of envelope points;
* Sampler (envelope editor): point info display has been added; press it to show/hide the additional buttons for precise point control;
* Sampler (envelope editor): new envelope parameters: Gain, Velocity influence;
* Sampler (envelope editor): new envelopes: Pitch, Effect Controller;
* MetaModule: new option "Event output"; when enabled, the MetaModule can output events (Note ON/OFF, Set Pitch, etc.) from the internal Output module; see the examples metamodule_arpeggiator3/4;
* MetaModule: effect 07 (set sample offset by percentage) is now supported too; you can use it to jump to the specified location within the MetaModule-project;
* MetaModule: new mode "play without repeat" has been added to the "Play patterns" controller;
* Filter, Filter Pro, Flanger, LFO, Vibrato: current LFO phase is visible now (on the "Set phase" controller);
* Filter, Filter Pro, Flanger, LFO, Vibrato: the incoming notes (Note ON commands) reset the LFO phase to "Set phase" value;
* MultiSynth: new option "Trigger" (ignore Note OFF commands; the new note turns off the old note with the same pitch);
* MultiSynth: new controller "Curve2 influence" (mix between the linear (default) and the user-drawn curve2);
* Reverb: new controller "Random seed";
* LFO: new controller "Generator" (always generate a signal, even if the input is empty);
* LFO: triangle waveform;
* Pattern Editor: new function "Place evenly" (place events evenly in the selected area);
* new project parameter - "Time grid2" (the higher-level grid, number of time grid cells);
* lists of the recent files and folders have been added to the file browser; you can disable it in the Preferences -> Interface;
* "Resize" button has been added to the musical keyboard in the file browser (when the Preview is enabled);
* Preferences -> Main: new button "Log" (show/save SunVox log);
* Preferences -> Interface: new option "Zoom buttons" (hide/show zoom in/out buttons);
* Preferences -> Interface -> Color theme: ability to manually adjust the four primary colors;
* new instruments and effects (see the folders instruments and effects);
* new examples: NightRadio - Reach for the Stars, Transient - Can It Be Beautiful;
* new simple examples: sampler effect envelopes, metamodule_arpeggiator3, metamodule_arpeggiator4;
* bug fixes.

Wave Terrain Synthesizer by Aaron Anderson

Published on Nov 21, 2017 Aaron Anderson

"Wave Terrain Synthesizer built using openFrameworks and ofxATK.

This is controlled via MIDI. MIDI input is selected at the bottom right. All sliders are controllable via MIDI, with the addition of the pitch wheel and pedal. I will provide Documentation asap.

Link to the code:

Link to the App (Mac):

Link to the App (PC):
coming soon

Link to the APP(Linux):
coming soon"

And a video from last year:

Published on Aug 28, 2016

"My first presentable version of a wave terrain synthesizer. The concept of a wave table is extended to another dimension. The table is read at position XY, returning the depth of the terrain.

In this version, the table is read with various lissajous figures (and with two-dimensional perlin noise near the end). The terrains are generated with various equations including chebyshev polynomials. Terrain A can be interpolated with terrain B.

The terrain readers are in harmonic series. Further development will include more interesting approaches for the behavior of terrain reading. Dynamic terrain modulation will also be explored."

"Derezzed" Daft Punk - gattobus cover w/ Roland TR-08 / SE-02 / TB-03 / Scooper

Published on Nov 22, 2017 gattobus

"Some time's passed since I covered a Daft punk track. I had the idea while playing with SE-02 built-in sequencer and suddenly the song came by itself!
Everything is played in real time! No overdubs.
I made some variations compared to the original song, I hope you like it.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in Ableton Live 9."

Arjen Schat | Sequential Session: 20171122

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Arjen Schat

"New album "Spectrum" out now:
After a 18-month hiatus, a brand new Sequential Session with the Koma Komplex Sequencer + 2x Moog Mother-32 and Doepfer Dark Time + Energy, accompanied by the Moog Animoog on an iPad Pro.

There is a timing issue with Koma's sequencer C after the 1:17 mark caused by its voltage clock. Also, the first couple of notes I play are not timed well. Other than that, enjoy!"

Gotharman's PolySpaze - WaveTable & TimeStretch

Published on Nov 22, 2017 gotharman

"Showing off a fraction of the possibilities with the Gotharman WaveChop system."

Live Jam #113 - Techno/ Improvisation - Eurorack modular synth and Arturia Beatstep Pro

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Monotrail

"I was messing around with some sounds on the modular and decided to record a quick techno session. No melodies from the Beatstep Pro, just triggers for the drums. Some clap(ish) sounds and the high biep are a sample snippet from the Disting mk4...

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"


Published on Nov 22, 2017 Really Nice Audio

This one is for the DIYers and makers out there.

"Check out this amazing offer from PCBWay for a free PCB Prototype:
Ideal if you need a single board!!!"

Wavetables for VPS-Avenger

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Piet Wagner

"In this little video I want to show you how to create wavetables with single cycle waveforms. It is without language. The program is called Audioterm"

See this post for VPS Avenger.

PPG Infinite Getting Pro Version for Mac and Windows?

The magic in PPG Infinite PRO Published on Nov 22, 2017 WPalmWT

"A short demo about the Morpher, Noiser and Molder"

PPG Infinite PRO? It looks like PPG Infinite is getting an upgrade to the Mac, and possibly Windows based on PPG WaveMapper2.

Until then you can play with the iPad version on iTunes: PPG Infinite - Wolfgang Palm

Bit Beat Bot - 1 line code Synth

Published on Nov 22, 2017 TheJesterN

See the JesterN label directly below for more.

Cosmicstorm ARP ODYSSEY

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Hitoshi Koizumi

"a live soundscape improvisation on KORG/ARP ODYSSEY FS.
fx: Strymon TimeLine/BigSky"

"Ferrofluid" [Octatrack / Analog Heat / TB-303 / Eventide SPACE]

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Masaki Takada

"My new EP now on sale :)

Used Equipments:
Elektron Octatrack
Elektron Analog Heat
Roland TB-303
Eventide SPACE
E-RM Multiclock"

Xaoc Tallin Dual Discrete Core VCA

Published on Nov 22, 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."

Hornet EMS Synthi Clone Stereo Filter FM

Published on Nov 22, 2017 kapillarkraft

"The unslewed 18 db filter is giving a nice movement to a somewhat sterile drone. In case you can talk about sterile an a Hornet. No additional gear was used."

November 200r DIY Buchla Patch

Published on Nov 22, 2017
November 200r DIY Buchla Patch.

"'Semi-living' melodic experiment - It’s been a while, wanted to share something - Late night, iPhone audio ... nothing fancy.

Thank you - Djangosfire"

E352 Cloud Terrarium Sick Drones!!

Published on Nov 21, 2017 Daniel LeGrand

"First night w/ the E352. 3 modules used, if you count the mixer. E352 straight into a Blue Lantern Mix 'em Up mixer. Modulation provided by Pamela's New Workout."

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