MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

noyzelab's uMANIAC Generative Cellular Automata Sequencer Module Goes Open Source

via @noyzelab

"uMANIAC generative sequencer music module for Arduino with a cellular automata core is now *OPEN SOURCE* 🤓 ==> … #arduino #cellularautomata"

You can find previous posts featuring noyzelab's cellular automata sequencers in the archives here.

Creativity Unleashed | KORG Gadget Plug-in Collection supports NKS

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Korg

"Enjoy creating music in an inspiring multi-platform environment, including Mac, iOS and a collection of plugins that support AU, VST, AAX and NKS. More about KORG Gadget at:

Gadget Plug-in Collection now supports Native Instruments’ plugin format NKS. Thanks to Automated mapping, shared tag based browsing, easy sound playback and seamless connection with KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE, your workflow will be as smooth and efficient as ever.

Track Produced & Performed by DJ BAKU (Tokyo)"

Roland JX-305 Megamix Alien Bases on the Moon Synthesizer Dance Music Rik Marston

Published on Nov 29, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JX-305 Megamix 'Alien Bases on the Moon'
Synthesizer Demo & Moon Footage by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!** **Look for the SPOOKY LIGHTS!**

Alien Base footage starts @ 02:42

Custom Roland JX-305 Megamix by Rik Marston
"Illumination" @ 00:06
"Just Can't Let You Go" @ 04:41
"Release The Pain" @ 08:46
All Music (C)1999-2017 Rik Marston

Moon footage recorded on November 28th, 2017
thru my Celestron Nexstar 6 SE w/32mm eyepiece.
I have seen this before, many times, but this time I
thought I should share it with the world. There are
two bright lights that emerged after 1:30 am on the
shadow terminator line which are quite obvious.
The beginning of the video was recorded at 10:30pm
and NO LIGHTS were present. I zoom into the lights
and you can see SMALLER LIGHTS twinkling around
the two larger lights. Aliens? Human Base on the Moon?
Actually this is just tips of mountains emerging from
the shadow but the illusion is just stunning because
it really looks like an ALIEN BASE ON THE MOON!
So tell me what you think! I would love to know!!!!
Do you think there are ALIEN BASES ON THE MOON?
Thank you for watching!
Please Like, Share & Subscribe!!
More Synthesizer Demos
Ambient Chill Zen Music
Electronic Dance Music
Rik Marston
Earth Empire
Ahnyxian Sound Design
If you need some ANALOG Synth .WAVs for your next track:
For ANY Device that uses .WAVs"

rise buchla max

rise buchla max from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"Getting organized. [RISE]

Testing the beautiful BEAP 5d SVF Filter (Max) from yofiel.

Buchla: Five Oscillators, Filter, RM, LPG

(158, 258, 262v, 291, 285r, 205, 281, 292c, 227e + Pedal)

Max: Waveset Osc, Synthcore Filter, 3x LFO."

ALTURA Theremin MIDI Controller Quick Start Guide

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Zeppelin Design Labs

"INTRODUCING the ZDL ALTURA Theremin MIDI Controller! This video is a companion to our "Quick Start Guide" which you can download here:"

Pics and details first posted here.

Studio Electronics Re-Releases the TC-1 2600 Filter Cartridge

via Studio Electronics

"Back by popular demand, the 2600 filter cartridge for all ATC synths!

Limited quantities available."

New Analogue Solutions "Treadstone" Analogue Synth Loop Sequencer Synthblock

This one in via liquid sky berlin.

"The new analogue solutions synthblock synth 'treadstone'

fully analogue audio and modulation synth circuits with low fi digital echo

Loop sequencer

24db filter SSM style

sub oscillator, LFO, noise, EG, extensive modulation.

compact size

quality built

vintage sound

discrete VCO design

wlll be a bit more expensive than the first 2 synthblocks (mr hyde / dr strangelove).

available in 2018"

Moog Mother-32 and Modular Synth

Published on Dec 5, 2016 micAmic


1. 'Thinking modular" played on Moog Mother-32
Mother-32 playing MIDI sequences with some beats from Renoise. Sequences programmed with midi keyboard with velocity linked to VCF and VCA. Seqences looped with ditto.

2. Interstellar played on Moog Mother-32 and modular synth
Interstellar movie main theme played on Moog Mother-32 and simple modular synth.
I've routed two synths to different parts of keyboard and thanks to that I have 2 voice polyphony. There is also grand piano routed to part of the keyboard.
Modular is playing through Moog MF Delay and Mother-32 is improved a bit by Valhalla reverb.

3. 'Tirana' played on Moog Mother-32 and modular synth
'Tirana' played on Moog Mother-32 and modular synth. Main melody played on Tirana by Xaoc devices and MI Rings overdriven by Moog MF Delay. Tirana was randomized by sequencer from Mother-32.

refx Nexus² - Hollywood Synth Edition Demo - Part 2

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Synth & Sundry

"Second part of my demo of 5 further sounds from the Hollywood Synth Edition 1 expansion pack for reFX Nexus2 VST. Part 1 of this video available here: [posted here]

I'm using Ableton Live 9, Alesis Q61 keyboard and a Korg Nanokontrol which I set up to work with Nexus2. In the video I'm using the Nanokontrol to control various filters on the Nexus 2

I used a few of these sounds in my previous music album which can be heard here: [second video playlist here]

Link to the expansion pack:

AR Scanners
PD Wrong Angel
LD High Sirius
PD Behind the Horizon
SY Phylophon

I recorded the video with a Canon 50D using magic lantern (h.264)."

Access Virus TI Desktop Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Analog Rytm MKII - Tutorial Request (+first mkII jam)

Published on Nov 29, 2017 cuckoomusic

"I want to make a new Analog Rytm MKII tutorial. My previous tutorial is 3 years old. A lot is still valid for this new machine, but a lot has changed and improved."

Understanding Sound Design on the Volca FM - Episode 7: Operator Scaling

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"Here's the seventh episode in the series where we explore sound design and patch creation on the Korg Volca FM. In this episode we take a look at a much misunderstood, but eminently powerful tool: operator level scaling."

All parts here.


Published on Nov 29, 2017 tonylight

"Demo video about the LepLoop capacitors sequencer, how to create and vary a melody on the flay."

AE Modular patch #5

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Dziam Bass

Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas Industrial Synth Voice

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows some of the sounds the Manis Iteritas can produce. The Manis is related to the Bassimilus Iteritas Alter but produces very different sounds while working well with the Bassimilus. The Manis can produce bass and synth sounds as well as noisy drones and harsh and metallic percussion. It was designed for dark, gritty and industrial sounds.

Pre order the Manis Iteritas here:"

Supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

New ALM Busy Circuits ALM018 - ‘MUM M8’ 8hp Eurorack Low Pass Filter

ALM018 - 'MUM M8' from ALM on Vimeo.

Apparently Vimeo still does not support embedded playlists, so you will find the additional demos further below.

"‘MUM M8’ is an 8hp Eurorack low pass filter building on the filter design used in the classic Akai S950 12 bit sampler with the addition of resonance, voltage control, clipped saturation and a dedicated VCA.

The low pass filter gives the recognisable super smooth vacuum like tone sucking sound which works magic on complex sources. The addition of clipped overdrive and intentionally aggressive self oscillating resonance compliment the smooth filter core by juxtaposing it into more wasp like territory with acidic squeals and a more gritty sound.

The filter core is a 6th Order Butterworth switched capacitor type design featuring an analog core but controlled by a high speed digital clock. This produces the characteristic smooth sounding filter but, as with the original S950, has a relatively high minimum cut off as to avoid ‘clock bleed’ into the filter output from the digital control. This minimum cut of point can be controlled via trimmers on the rear of the module.

The motivation for the module came from discussing filters in classic samplers with the artist Jack Adams – aka Mumdance. Jack suggested investigating the S950’s filter well known as for it use in classic use in early jungle and hardcore. From that point onward Jack provided inspiration, help and feedback in the development of the filter. Big up Mumdance.


Eurorack recreation of classic sampler filter with added resonance and voltage control.
Dual audio inputs, one with VCA and level control.
Dual CV (with attenuversion) and manual control of cut off frequency.
Single CV (with attenuation) and manual control of resonance.
Ability to overdrive and saturate signals into filter core.
Reverse polarity protection.
Skiff friendly.
Designed and Made in the UK
Mumdance approved 100"

Novation Circuit Mono Station Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

Synthtastic Christmas - Silent Night - Electronic Version Yamaha Reface CS MiniNova Boutique SH-01A

Published on Nov 29, 2017 kvfive

"Electronic version of the Christmas Carol 'Silent Night'

Yamaha Reface CS
Novation MiniNova
Roland Boutique SH-01A
Korg Volca Sample
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Roland System 1

Please check out my website -

Thanks for dropping by & checking this video out !

Merry Christmas."

ПОЛИВОКС - POLIVOKS Analog Synthesizer (1982) - Retro Sounds

Published on Nov 29, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Polivoks Duophonic Analog Synthesizer Made in USSR 1982-1990

Designed by Vladimir Kuzmin and produced at the Formanta Radio Factory in Kachkanar

2 VCOs, FM, 2 ADSR, Glide, 2 LFOs, ADSR loop function, The nice filter that can be switched from low pass to bandpass and two envelopes that can be looped over the AD sections."

Heat plays tricks

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Cray

"Avalon Bassline, x0xb0x,SE-02"

Rebel Technology // Synthfest 2017

Published on Nov 29, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Martin from Rebel Technology takes us through his series of modules included the OWL, mix series, Gonies and Chronos mkII as well as the new translucent cases. All liv from Synthfest 2017."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 2 SN 1225

via this auction

Roland CMU-800R w/ Radio Junkbox MIDI-IF Box & CV Out x 8

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Owen D RhythmDial

"Radio Junkbox midi box makes the CMU easily run by MIDI as shown here run by my Zaquencer. Drums from CMU run thru Vestafire distortions, synth parts just EQd and swept in Allen&Heath mixer, SpartaDelay and ZOOM reverb used in spots too."

The CMU-800R normally requires software and a vintage Apple II to work. The Junkbox MIDI-IF Box replaces that.

via this auction

"Nice condition vintage Roland CMU-800R and a MIDI-IF box from Radio Junkbox out of Japan that plugs into the weird super wide SCSI style original CMU cable and gives this unit great functionality by MIDI.

Individual audio outputs and main mix output.
Faders for audio levels work well for main mix adjustments.
Synth parts controls work well (decay, sustain)
8 channels of CV/Gate output based on MIDI channel inputs.
Power is 117v US power.
MIDI-IF box is awesome, includes its own 5V mini wall wart power supply, also sends out DINsync from incoming MIDI clock. Manual included for MIDI-IF box.

Sounds great too! Drums are very TR-606 like in circuitry and sound. The bass part is nice and full, deep and solid. The melody and chord part are similar sounding but chord part can play 4-note polyphony on its own. The synth parts are weak in their adjustment vs synths like the classic juno-106 but I’ve found adding fx like ring mod or resonant filters to them in eurorack or various rack units livens these parts up very well."

Korg Z1 SN 005027

via this auction

"12 voices 2 oscillators per voice (13 osc types) 1sub-osc, noise Resonant filter LP, HP, BP, Notch 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch) A powerful arpeggiator"

Vintage MOOG 1130 DRUM CONTROLLER w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"Original 1970's Moog 1130 controller and accessories manual. Used with our Sonic Six and a very nice addition to vintage CV controlled synths. Good working and cosmetic condition."

New Old Stock SIMMONS Clap Trap in Original Box

via this auction


ARP 2600 Filter Adaptation - Tonus VCF Eurorack 4012 Module

Published on Nov 29, 2017 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

G-Storm announces a new all-analog eurorack module, the Tonus VCF. For a long time I wanted a vintage ARP 2600 synthesizer. Then it dawned on me, all I really wanted was a faithful adaptation of the filter in my eurorack. I'm calling it the Tonus VCF on account that the Tonus ARP logo design was used on the earliest 2600s. Without any further adieu, let’s listen to the Tonus VCF in action!

Great care was taken to keep the Tonus VCF design as close to the original as possible including component selection and transistor pair matching. My modules are painstakingly hand-crafted in the USA in limited quantities. The first units are planned to be available on next week, but my parts suppliers are dealing w/ holiday shipping volumes this time of year. Asking price $200 USD, international shipment available."

Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories-Vertice filter bank Extreme Acid

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories-Vertice filter bank Extreme Acid sound from AE Modular-Tangible Waves"

Stylophone Gen X-1

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Stylophone

"Harvey Rothman demos the new Stylophone Gen X-1"

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part 3: Dual Sequencing with MS-20 Mini

Published on Nov 29, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This short series of videos will explore using the 0-Coast with the versatile SQ-1 sequencer from Korg. The SQ-1 MIDI output connects directly to the 0-Coast’s MIDI input using a simple TRS cable, with no adapters or DIN cable needed.

In this video we use the dual-sequencing mode of SQ-1 to create a more complex sequence for the 0-Coast, then split the two sequences out between 0-Coast and a Korg MS-20 Mini."

All parts here.

Gotharman's PolySpaze - Some Beatz

Published on Nov 29, 2017 gotharman

"Just some beats I made on the great PolySpaze..."

Buromaschinen | Problematic

Published on Nov 29, 2017 buromaschinen

"Quick aliasing experiment with bit rate reduction and sine waves, with ITB chorusing/flanging and doppler effect.

Monomachine is the main sequencer and synthesizer with melodies, arpeggios, pads and master FX, machinedrum does percussions and metals, analog4 is the power bass.
Big sky takes care of putting those crystallized sinewaves in an ethereal place.

I love my Mono.

Buromaschinen is part of the Distant Future Association,"

Korg Gadget, Lisbon : First Impressions

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Todd Smith Music

"Patreon :

This video will jump into my first impressions of Lisbon. A new synthesizer ( gadget ) available in Korg Gadget."

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

New Analog Rytm MKII Now Shipping - New Official & User Demo Videos

Analog Rytm MKII — At a Glance Published on Nov 29, 2017 Elektron

"Analog Rytm MKII is an analog/digital beat making dream machine. Everything – from the state of the art aluminium enclosure, via the large pads, to the new quick performance controls – is a direct result of the quest for rhythmical excellence. And now you can sample with it too."

You can find details on the Analog Rytm MKII here.

And a couple of user videos from BoBeats & Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities:

Review of Analog Rytm MK2 – The Best Drum Machine?

Published on Nov 29, 2017 BoBeats

"This is my review of the Elektron Analog Rytm MK2.

Starts with an overview of the Analog Rytm
10:00 Review of new features
18:40 Side by side with the Analog Rytm MK1
25:18 Comparison with the Digitakt & Octatrack
31:30 Is it worth the money?

I have had the Analog Rytm for almost a year and recently reviewed the Analog Four MK2. Watch it here." [posted here with more]

Sampling workflow - Elektron Analog Rytm MKII

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"The classic drum machines are dead. Long live the classics.

My interest in making electronic music lies in making unique sounds. The combination of sampling and synthesis gives me huge opportunities to make weird and wonderful sounds on the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII.

Enjoy this video on sampling workflow. Getting sounds of modular, Gameboy and vocals into the shiny (not shiny, actually) new Rytm."

ALONE - Electronic/ambient melodic improvisation

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Default Corporation

"Electronic/Ambient improvistation on Akai MPC Live. No externa processing. Recorded live by cam (Logitech C920) and Quiktime Pro.
Thank's for watching."

KORG MS20 MK1 - FILTER AND ENVELOPE/ring modulation

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Max Vicinelli

"Testing IC35 env2 and ring."

Dualtrx - Live Sessions // 16 (GMSN Pure Modular, Make Noise DPO, Beatstep Pro)

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Dualtrx

"Some weird, detuned.. dunno what...sounds... for the main heavy pad i used Pure Modular System by GMSN, sequenced by Melody Mill .. Some detuned sounds i used Rings sequenced by Qu-bit Nano Rand. Rene with STO for some blips through the little uClouds. Drums with Bitbox through Beatstep Pro and little variations through the Drumbrute... Melody synth with DPO through Beatstep Pro ...and some hats at the end by Korg Volca Beats (i love that thing)."

Badπxel @ Humana Vintage Session Berlin [Live Synths at a Clothing Store]

Published on Nov 29, 2017 Druweed

"We teamed up as Badπxel with LpD to play this Humana Vintage Session in Berlin."

Live synths at a thrift shop? That's a first.

Update: turns out HUMANA is a secondhand shop in Berlin.

Wavetable Synthesizer for VCV Rack

Published on Nov 29, 2017 TheKlirrfaktor

"Get my new 100% VCV Rack album free on bandcamp:

Have fun!"

Roland SYSTEM-8 / JD-XA - "Dreaming" by gattobus

Published on Nov 28, 2017 gattobus

"Couldn't sleep tonight so I decided to play my beloved synthesizers and this tune came out.
Everything is played in real time using JD-XA and System-8 sequencers, no overdubs and no FX were added!
Headphones recommended.
I hope you like it!
Sweet dreams! ;)"

iOptigan - Optigan for iPad & iPhone - Demo Song - PATIO - Optiganally Yours

Published on Nov 28, 2017

"Pea Hicks of and Stefan Stenzel of Waldorf present... iOptigan!

Now available in the iOS app store!

PLEASE NOTE: if you're listening to this demo on a mobile device, you may have trouble hearing the keyboard part in the right channel, due to a YouTube quirk. For best results, please listen on a regular PC.

This is a demo of iOptigan running on an iPad Air. The music is 'Patio' by Optiganally Yours, which is an old song that appeared on the album 'Spotlight On Optiganally Yours.' The disc used is 'Bossa Nova Style.'"

Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron

Published on Aug 31, 2016 MotorMouthMusic

And a recent video from Bell Tone Synth Works

Inside a Mellotron M400: How the Mellotron Works

Published on Nov 27, 2017

"Here's a look inside a Mellotron M400 we just restored and an explanation of how it works! The famous (or notorious) Mellotron M400, made in the 1970s, is a unique keyboard instrument in which every key plays back a recording of that note on actual magnetic tape.

This Mellotron (#1344) was restored by Alison Stout at Bell Tone Synth Works in Philadelphia, PA. Read more about this and other vintage keyboard restorations on our blog at!"

First Techno (Kraftwerk 1970)

Published on Apr 27, 2015 PhineasFreakers

Enjoy. BTW, anyone remember what the tube keyboard instrument was called? Tube something or other.

"This concert at the "carussel of the youth" from 1970 is the earliest existing concert video of these electronic pioneers. The band was just created this year and could be seen in the original setup.

Kraftwerk Rockpalast 1970 From the Rockpalast Archive
by "Henry Owings" (thanks man)"

And three years later:

Kraftwerk mit "Tanzmusik" 1973 im ZDF-aspekte-Studio

Published on Jan 21, 2015 Mike Martin

"Fundstück: aspekte stellte 1973 'neue deutsche Musikgruppen' vor - hier einer der ersten Fernsehauftritte von Kraftwerk mit 'Tanzmusik'."

VCV Rack vs Hardware: is there a difference? Testing Mutable Instruments Clouds, Rings and Elements

Published on Nov 29, 2017 loopop

"One of the really interesting things about VCV Rack in my view is, besides being open source and free, that it comes with free versions of Mutable Instruments’ modules, some of the most sought after and successful eurorack modules. Controversially, Olivier (Mutable CEO) has decided to discontinue some of the most successful ones… yet the most admirable thing he does is to open source the code for his modules, so they have the potential to live on and evolve forever.

The big question I had is, how do they compare to the real thing? If the differences are small or even unnoticeable, VCVRack can become very disruptive.

I picked three of his most beautifully sounding modules (in my view of course…) Elements, Rings and Clouds (which is has been discontinued!) – and I compare the sound of the hardware to that of the software. These modules are digital, so they have a good chance of sounding similar, but DAC and other hardware magic or software tweaks might make a difference."

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