MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Introduces the TB22++ Thought Box 22-Space Synthesizer System


"The Thought Box TB22++ is a 22-space synthesizer with 3 oscillators, a Q960 Moog-style sequencer, and an incredible array of modules in a rugged, fold-able cabinet. The folding cabinet is built like a tank and includes cable storage and a fold-out cable holder. TB22++ includes a power supply and a generous complement of color-coded, low-profile patch cables. Yes, you can close the system without removing your patch."

Note the built-in case handle.

"TB22++'s folding enclosure offers a brushed-aluminium handle. Turn the sleeves on the ends of the handle to unlatch and unfold the system in one easy step.

At the bottom of the enclosure is a channel holding the power supply along with storage for the patch cables. The channel's cover unfolds into a cable holder.

Module functions include: MIDI converter, arpeggiator, slew-limiter/portamento, three oscillators each with EG and VCA, gate math, sample & hold, noise with low-pass filter, sine/square LFO, dual envelope generator, state variable filter with VC resonance, 4-channel mixer with signal processing, VCA with panning, tuner and headphone amplifier, 8x16 step sequencer with trigger I/O, sequential switch, 3-channel quantizer.

Use TB22++ with any MIDI source such as a MIDI keyboard or a computer, or play it with the controls.

The two Box11 cabinets provide 4 groups of multiples and the Q175A module provides multiples for pitch and gate.

Folding enclosure with rugged hardware and a built-in power system. Goes anywhere.

Low-profile, color-coded patch cables included. See more about these.

The TB22++ is a Moog-Unit (MU) format synthesizer using 1/4" patch cables (included)."

Roland D-05 - How To Make Custom Patches

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Marshal Arnold

Some menu diving on the Roland D-05 for those curious about how to edit one.

"In this video I go over some settings in the D-05 and walk you through where and how to program the new Roland D-05. I have created a custom patch called 'Mosey On Mack' and I walk through some of the basic parameters that I adjusted to make this patch from scratch."

Perfect Patch - Live No DAW Jam #19

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Jay Hoskins

"Title: Perfect Patch
Genre: Electronic Downtempo
Artist: Rite Rain Causality - Jay Hoskins

Played live and recorded directly from the stereo mixer outputs.

This was a short piece I put together for a recent contest by Perfect Circuit. Entries were posted to Instagram so there was only a minute to work with. It was hard to do something in a minute and there were more modulations to explore than would fit, not to mention that It is pleasant just to let it run.

In this performance the circuit is on the sidelines and I'm using the LFO on the Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600 for master tempo to the Tempi. Baseline is coming from the Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 sequenced by the Tempi and Akai Timbre Wolf. The other three voices of the Timbre Wolf are doing the pad chords through the Eowave Fluctuations filter. Tempi, Rene, and the Turing Machine are sequencing the Tonestar for the lead synth. The Tempi and Mutable instruments Braids provides the Kick. Finally the sparkle is added by Rings which is doubling the lead voice with a high frequency strike from Tempi."

You can find a playlist featuring all of Jay Hoskins Perfect Patch videos here.

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

Buchla Music Easel Patch #13

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Kyle Swisher


Let this one develop. It gets good. You can find more of Kyle Swisher's BEMI Music Easel patches here.

Erica Synths Garage Special with Jean-Michel Jarre

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths team visits Jean-Michel Jarre in his studio in Paris to talk about inspiration, creativity, synths and future of the electronic music and to play a live modular jam. Thank you, Jean-Michel for great insights!

Interview: Girts Ozolins
Live jam: Jean-Michel Jarre & Kodek
Camera: Inese Verina"

5:29: sounds like JMJ needs to explore FM synthesis. :) Just kidding. I believe he's referring to the change in focus the DX7 brought towards just playing presets vs. exploring sound.

Korg MS-50 vintage analog modular synth expander SN 191126

via this auction

Sébastien Léger - El Mosquito ^^

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Sebastien Leger

"just trying stuff there and there, nothing too serious... yet"

Make Noise O-Coast - Krell-Ah De-Vil

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Jae Ryan

"I bought an O-Coast yesterday. I didn't have time to do anything musical with it but I did layer a Krell patch with a Drone and added some footage from NASA. This sucks, but the synthesizer is amazing. I can't wait to do some actual music on it. I haven't had a piece of gear inspire or excite me this much in a LONG time!"

Random Analog Melody - Roland System100 & TipTop Audio (HQ Audio)

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Francesco Poggianti

"An experiment making the Roland System 100 (MOD102) and the TipTop Audio minisystem interact in a random access melodic theme.
The "S & H out" of the Roland drive the direction of the sequencer and the clock.
The TipTop programmer/sequencer controls the vcos for the melody and modulations.
The TipTop Z3000 vco is used as an audio source together with the Roland vco, and as a modulator for the filter and for the Roland vco.
The Z3000 is used as source for the sample and hold too."

Live Modular Synth Performance for QU-Bit Electronix - POB

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Patrick OBrien

"This is a live performance of the patch I put together for QU-Bit Electronix when I took over their Instagram Stories for 24 hours at

The patch stayed true to the format and was built and performed in a 24-hour period.


The Qu-BIT Electronix modules used:
Chance - unique modulation source
Contour - quad envelope generator
Tone - quad voltage controlled filter
Octone - 8 step sequencer
Pulsar - burst generator
RT-60 - stereo multi-effects processor
Nebulae - granular sampler

The two samples in the Nebulae were sounds from Native Instruments: String Ensemble (violin), Kontakt (choir)."

Intellijel Tetrapad Tutorials

Published on Nov 23, 2017 intellijel

Note the first four videos in this series were previously posted. The rest just went up today. You can use the player controls to skip around if you like. Also, the playlist skips from chapter 9 to 12 because modes 10 and 11 are currently empty. There are plans to add more modes, and Intellijel will be sure to make more videos at that point.

Say Hello to Tetrapad!
Tetrapad: Mode 1 - Fader Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 2 - Voltages Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 3 - Keyboard Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 4 - Custom Keyboard Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 5 - Drum Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 6 - LFO Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 7 - Switches Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 8 - Chord Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 9 - Custom Chord Mode
Tetrapad: Chapter 12 - Global Configuration
Tetrapad: Chapter 13 - Updating Firmware

New Circuit Abbey Liquidus & DLFO

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Brother Theo

Clocks n Clocks n Clocks n Clocks with the Count

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"We had a visit with Ross from Moffenzeef Modular this weekend, who introduced us to his new dedicated clock module, the Count. A decidedly straight ahead module from a weird, out-there company..."

Malekko - Voltage Block with Hexinverter Mutant Machine

Published on Nov 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Complex and fulsome percussion modules are a perfect math for the Malekko Heavy Industry Voltage Block so here it is with the Hexinverter Electronique Mutant Machine. Quick and multi layered sequenced allows for 'p lock' style sequence of many parameters which is great!"

Tara Busch's ARP Axxe 2313 Vintage Synthesizer for Sale

via this auction

This one appears to be Tara Busch's

"Lovely single oscillator mono synth, a great addition to your studio! Especially if you're just getting into vintage synths, this is a great one to learn on. I didn't use it enough to warrant keeping it, I only ever used it as a controller for my 2600 until I actually found a matching keyboard for that. For the most part it was shamefully underused, so I'd like it to go to a good home."

Custom Angled Microkorg

via this auction

"The housing is made of 3/4" solid maple. It is beautiful. It is unfinished - if you want me to finish it before shipping we can work something out. It is screwed and glued. The mounting screws are brass and are recessed.

The Microkorg itself has been modified - cut in half length-wise to accommodate the housing. Four new mounting holes have been drilled on each side to mount it to the housing..."

Modal Electronics 002R 12-voice Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

EMS SYNTHI Inspired Yooz Modular Software Synthesizer

Published on Nov 7, 2017 Yooz Music

Pretty extensive modulation matrix. Note the sources and destinations. Each patch point is actually a tiny knob you can adjust. Too bad the SYNTHI didn't have little patch knobs! ;)

via Yooz Music

"Modular – A is the new flagship of virtual analog modular synthesizers. It was built to satisfy the needs of people who like to have an in dept control of their sounds. It combines endless possibilities in a simple, single window, beautiful interface, with the warm analog, fat and powerful sound of Yooz Music. All the knobs and buttons are just in front of your eyes ready for you to tweak. A huge flexible matrix truly put all the power in your hands. If you like to design your own sounds and have them changing in a versatile ways then this is the synth you’ve been looking for.

Key features:

3 Oscillators variable waveform, high quality, antialiasing.
Noise generator, with with versatile color.
Sync oscillator 2 to oscillator 1.
Ring modulation, oscillator 2 with oscillator 1.
Oscillator 3 can be frequency independent.
FM – all oscillators can be frequency modulated.
PM – oscillators 2 and 3 can be phase modulated by sound sources.
Yooz filter – variable states, self oscillating, 24db/oct drive filter with warm fat sound.
3 Envelops generators ADSR with positive or negative values.
2 LFOs with modulated frequency.
Ping Pong Delay – with modulated time.
VCA – modulated by any source.
Matrix – with 182 tiny knobs to control the modulation signals."

Just CS60 - #4

Published on Nov 28, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Another little ditty...."

Gestrument PRO - Beta sneak peek - DSI Tetr4 & Strymon Timeline

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Gestrument

"Here's a sneak peak of the Gestrument Pro Beta playing a patch on the Dave Smith Instruments Tetr4 Synthesizer, going through a Strymon Timeline Delay Pedal.

Gestrument is an invitation for anyone to enter the world of music. By allowing for different types of gesture input, users can play directly on the "DNA of music". This allows new groups to access their own voice and favourite music in completely new ways."

Xo Xinh Moog Mother 32 Ambients

Published on Oct 30, 2017 Xo Xinh

1980 Moog Retail Price List

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Moog 2-page fold out Retail Price List from June 28, 1980."

Arturia Drumbrute Mystery Beats.

Published on Nov 28, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"First test with the Arturia Drumbrute being processed by multiple Eurorack FX modules. The audio is slightly out of sync but hopefully it's a welcome alternative to the many techno demos."

MIKE303 'Roland Vocoder Vp330 MKII Demo'

Published on Nov 28, 2017 AnalogSynthMuseum

Some Details on the homemade synthesizer playing Tchaikovsky

For those interested, some details have been added to the poly DIY modular posted here.

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37 Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Electronics - Model Stretch DX - Drum Machine SN S52517

via this auction


via this auction

Vintage Korg MS-20 SN 141447

via this auction

JEN SX1000 Synthetone

via this auction

ZZZzzz Noise Synth for Sale

The ZZZzzz posted earlier is now up for sale via this auction.

See that post for additional pics, details, and video.

Access Virus TI2 Desktop Synthesizer SN *EDBKUopBqzy*

via this auction

Which Virus is the one to get?

Access Virus C Virtual Analog Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Acousmie - Le conteur - Live edit

Published on Nov 28, 2017 acousmie music

"Live edit of Le Conteur by Acousmie, Recorded with ableton live 9, Elektron Rytm, Elektron Four MK2, Roland TR-8, Lemur midi controler on iPad, Novation XL control and Soundcraft Signature MTK12 mixer"

Spotted this one on disschord.

Waldorf Zarenbourg Electric Piano Demo

Published on Nov 28, 2017 DV247 Music Store UK TV

"A short demo of the beautiful Waldorf Zarenbourg Electric Piano."

Not technically a synth, but it is Waldorf, and we haven't seen many demos of it. As for Waldorf synths, I'm curious what progress we will see with the Waldorf Quantum at NAMM this year.

Korg Kronos song 28.11.2017 Goodnight

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Veli-Matti Rautio

"This is kind of lullaby song with Kronos. Starting with it in sunday and finished today. Kronos combi sound INT-A 028: Gossamer Wind, Karma on, drum track on, scenes 5 & 6, ctb controlled by Korg Nanopad 2, tempo 80. Nikon D3200 videorecorder. Composed, played live and arranged by me in Studio Tupos: ) Kaikenlaista on tullut tehtyä, mutta tuutulaulu puuttui tuubista, mutta ei enää tämän illan jälkeen: ) Hyvää yötä; )"

Roland D-05 demo | 13 hits from 1987

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"As a fitting tribute to the original Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer we will play 13 hit songs from 1987, the year the D50 was launched.

All songs are performed on the Roland D-05 Boutique module, a new recreation and reissue of the D50. We'll use the new Bank 2 presets, 64 patches that were created in 2017 just for this synth.

You are hearing just the sound of the synth, recorded in Reaper using the built-in USB audio interface of the D05."

Roland D-05s on Amazon | Roland D-05s on eBay

Crackle-canvas WH 0.7 (2017)

Published on Nov 28, 2017 tovett

"Crackle-canvas WH 0.7 (2017)
By Tom Verbruggen"

The Wave by Martin Linda (Rytmik Studio Demo Song)

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Rytmik Studio

"Rytmik Studio Demo Song"

Easely does it

Published on Nov 28, 2017 WilyEPeyote

"It's possible that with more practice some kind of subtlety might seep in. But I'm making no promises.
This is plain Easel for a good while with a bit of OTO Bam reverb supplementing its own. Later I add a bit of looping from a DD-20 just because...

This Easel thing is as mad as a box of frogs at a brexit party. I suspect if I ever truly understand it, the universe will come to an end and be replaced by a drunken gerbil named Gerald.

And it's not even Friday..."

Happy Nerding 3xMIA patched as ordinary attenuator

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Happy Nerding

"3xMIA can be easily patched as ordinary attenuator – just split your signal and patch it to both A and B inputs, then twist the outer knob to max “+” position and the inner knob to max “-” position. Now rotating the inner knob will gradually raise the signal, as does the ordinary attenuator. This patch also gives you 2x amplification, gain reduction at fully CCW is around 60 dB."

De Sluwe Vos - In The Studio

Published on Nov 28, 2017 FACTmagazine

"Vintage synths, classic drum machines and a seriously impressive modular system.

Known for releases on labels such as DJ Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown, 4 Lux, Soulfood and Patron Records, De Sluwe Vos has made a significant impact on the Amsterdam house and techno scene over the past few years. His spacious studio is located on the city's outskirts, in a newly refurbished building also used by a number of producers from Amsterdam's thriving house and techno scene.

When we visited De Sluwe Vos to film his recent Against The Clock, we took the time to check out his space in closer detail, where he explained his production process, his obsession with the Roland TR-909 drum machine and how he uses his impressive modular set up as an 'idea machine'."

Why Logic Modules are Ace: Feat. EricaSynths Pico Logic

Published on Nov 28, 2017 mylarmelodies

"Being a demo of the compact 3HP Erica Synths Pico Logic (also a clock divider) and A Logic modules, creating new rhythms and audio-rate tones from existing signals."

ZZZzzz Noise Synth by scorpiistar

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Scorp ii star

scorpiistar brought us the MF_Reloop Bassline Synth.

via this auction

"Hand made noise synth.....this is a one off, for the discerning individual.....UNIQUE

Complex sounds are generated by mixing frequencies via patch bays, modulating the patterns with feedback from led light & delay......

powered supply - usb mini

mono output - 3.5mm jack

video is available on Instagram & youtube by searching for ZZZzzz or scorpiistar......

unit is located in New Zealand & will express ship worldwide

the price is a reflection of the help the maker needs to continue.....thanx"


Published on Nov 28, 2017 JurekPrzezdziecki

"Great modules to play with. Super nice and creative people from Poland."

Testing Eurorack TB 303 Acid Setup Style

Published on Nov 24, 2017 Sound Provider

"I m testing for a future 'Leonard de Leonard' Live and tracks a Roland Tb303 acid style Modular synth setup.
For this setup in my Doepfer case I use the Metropolis Sequencer from intellijel.

For the sound I use the M303 from acidlab through the crazy Strakal Brulu Fuzz and the Make noise Echophon Delay.

For modulation I use 2 Ornament and crime, One is in Sequins mode to trig the Accent and the slide of the M303 and the other is in Mata -q mode to add 3 octave from the metropolis to the M303.

I use also a 4MS pingable Envelope generator to modulate the M303 filter.

I still have to improve this setup but I already like it a lot, it's very fun to play. If you have proposal or question fell free to say it.

For this video I did a very quick drum line with drum shot from the Analog Sound banks

Some world from schneidersladen about the Modular synthesizer is use:

Acidlab - M303:
The M303 is an entire synthesizer voice and to be exact a clone of the TB-303´s analog circuitry in a single Eurorack module. Imagine it as a modular vesion of the Acidlab Bassline without the sequencer but with aditional CV inputs instead.

Intellijel Designs - Metropolis:
Very intuitive eight-step sequencer inspired by the RYK-185 project. It shines with different trigger modes, glide, rest and skip per step, it has swing, a quantizer and a clock generator but the most wicked function is that each step can be repeated before proceeding to the next one. Combined with adjustable length per step you get an instant Techno generator! An awesome machine.

TouellSkouarn - Strakal Brulu Koavonek:
Directly from the Brittany in beautiful France comes the Strakal Brulu, a handmade distortion and fuzz module. The great sound is due to the new-old-stock east-german germanium transistors.

Make Noise - Echophon:
The Echophon flips the script on the trend of software based emulation of analog gear! Tony Rolando from MakeNoise and Tom Erbe from Soundhack prsent the Echophon, a DSP based Echo and Delay module for the Eurorack modular system. It is a digital echo with an unique pitch shifting alogorithm, smooth time modulation, tempo synchronisation and feedbacks with saturation. All parameters can be voltage controlled.

4ms Pingable Envelope Generator:
The Pingable Envelope Generator or PEG is a dual digital envelope generator. The duration of one envelope cycle can be forced-to-fit between two "pings". This means that the envelope will perfectly fit into a rhythmical scheme!

Ornament and crime:"

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