MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Capacitance: An Oberheim OBXA Love Letter

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Dudadius

"I’m a child of the 80’s and the Oberheim synths were always a favorite. From the Police to Van Halen, it held a mythical place in my musical mind. A few years ago I stumbled on an OBXA for a really great price. It was more or less functional, but needed some love.

I installed a Kenton midi kit early on, but then the project sat dormant for a few years. I did use the synth quite a lot, including in a favorite track of mine called Heavy.

Recently, I discovered a website called that sells various rebuild kits for some classic synths, including this one. Let’s do this!

I rebuilt the clacky keyboard, replacing the bushings. Then I rebuilt the power supply. Lastly, I undertook an overhaul of all eight voice cards. There are about 20 components on each card which need replacing. It was laborious, but I actually find working with it soothing in a meditative way. Maybe it’s the solder fumes.

I just finished the rebuild and performed a very detailed calibration yesterday. I was so inspired by the new sounds this puppy was making that I realized it was time for a youtube jam!

The first sound out of the gate is the classic massive OB resonant filter sweep bass. In unison this is a sound that could start WW III. Amazing.

Next is a new sound I discovered while calibrating. No oscillators are on for this, just the resonate, tuned filters with some noise. It’s a haunting tone.

Then at :27 that sound is joined by a patch I made as an homage to Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny’s longtime keyboardist. It’s a flutey tone with the second oscillator sliding into tune via envelope modulation.

A typical string patch then sneaks in.

All of that was played ‘live’. I did program the pulsing bass that comes in, and the hi hat. Kick, snare, and hi hat are all from the OBXA as well.

The little game music bridge features a square wave-modulated lead and the standard gigantic, Prince-style brass, with over-the-top pitch bend and modulation.

I think that’s about it. Every single sound is from the OBXA!

Special thanks to for answering my numerous questions and to Old Crow for helping me troubleshoot a bum envelope chip."

Reverb Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Synth Collection Sample Pack Analog Rik Marston

Published on Dec 6, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Synthesizer / Sampler Demo by Rik Marston **100% No Talking!!**
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!**
All samples demoed here are available NOW at:

And 7 more AWESOME Synthesizer Sample Packs HERE:

Here is the budget-friendly Reverb Sequential Circuits Six-Trak
Synth Collection Sample Pack AUDIO DEMO IN ACTION!
Over 20 Minutes!!!

These all are BASS, STRINGS, PADS, LEADS & FX. So fun & SO THICK sounding!!
Remember these sample .WAV's can be LOADED INTO ANY DEVICE that can READ .WAV files!!
(DAWs, Samplers, Grooveboxes, Synths, Drum Machines, Music Workstations, Apps...)
And it's CHEAP!!!!! UNDER $20!!! Save money & SOUND GREAT!!!!
All Samples demoed here are STEREO. Roland JUNO-DS was used to demo these samples.
After converting these samples into a PATCH, only CHORUS & Reverb Hall were used.
BTW I designed these collections with 30+ years experience.
You will dig these .WAV collections for sure!!! :)
Thank you for watching!!!
More Synthesizer Demos
Ambient Music
Electronic Dance Music
COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!
Rik Marston
Earth Empire
Ahnyxian Sound Design

Reverb Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Synth Collection Sample Pack
A collection of sounds from the synthesizers that changed the musical landscape forever.
Multi-sampled synth sounds ready to drop right in your sampler.
Produced by Rik Marston from Ahnyxian Sound Design, exclusively for Reverb SYNC.

Myriad Six-Trak sounds for your sampler.
What it is:
533 Sequential Circuits Six-Trak synth samples.
How we use it:
Tweak basses, bells, leads, FX, and more to leverage the essence of the Six-Trak.
Why it's cool:
Samples are recorded across octaves to make them very flexible in your sampler.
Classic Sequential Sound.
This exclusive Reverb offering brings the essence of Sequential Circuits to your sampler or DAW.
From eerie analog cellos to whirling FX, the Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Synth Collection Sample Pack
is a great way to bring characterful, analog synthesis to, say, a sterile digital track.

Samples are recorded across various time thresholds to allow maximum control over the release.
All samples are high quality WAV files.

Includes: 3 Shot 47 Bass 5 Bells 42 Brass 66 FX 114 Lead 184 Pads 72 Strings

Total: 533 Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Synth Samples 2.13 GB"

Sur La Plage by C. Graziani Walter.

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Reuben Jones

"My mum used to play this on the piano so I recorded this for her birthday, and then decided to do a video.

Dave Smith Instruments PolyEvolver keys and rack
Korg MS10
Elka Synthex Mk1"

TTSH demo

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Steve Castellano

"This video demonstrates some of the sonic capabilities of the TTSH ARP 2600 clone. This one is a Rev 3. Everything you hear was produced with the TTSH (with the obvious exception of my voice through the ring mod), and all reverb is from the internal spring reverb. I added a couple of effects as noted in the titles, plus basic EQ and compression in Logic."

Inside the Roland Boutique SE-02 analog synthesizer

Published on Dec 6, 2017 ranzee av

"Yep! I just voided my warranty! I take a look inside the Roland Boutique SE-02 analog synthesizer. This is the synthesizer that Roland have collaborated with Studio Electronics to make their first true analogue boutique (a move away from their usual VA/ACB style).

The video covers close-up footage of the circuit board and SMT components, including identifying chips/ICs.

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

Modular Synth Improvisation by Akihiko Matsumoto

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Akihiko Matsumoto

"Cycling '74 Max/MSP BEAP --- Korg SQ1, Expert Sleepers ES-3 --- Eurorack --- RME Fireface UC --- Ableton Live --- SONY a7RII (Carl Zeiss Batis 25mm/f2)--- Blackmagic Video Assist.

Reverb: Eventide Blackhole, Eventide Mangled Verb
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8

Mutable Instruments Braids, Mutable Instruments Clouds, M.A.S.F. Mo.s Model OSC03, Music Thing Modular Radio Music, Studio Electronics Quadnic, dave jones design otoolplus, Mutable Instruments Warps, MakeNoise MATHS, MakeNoise Wogglebug, 2hp VCA , 2hp MIX, 2hp Freeze, EOWAVE Zone B.F. , Rossum Electro-music morpheus, dave smith instruments Curtis Filter, intellijel Dual ADSR, Expertsleepers ES-3, Ableton Live, Cycling '74 Max7 BEAP, RME Fireface UC, Evolution UC-33e, Roland Boutique D-05, KORG SQ-1."

Xylotones (Mirage) - Tribute to Klaus Schulze

Published on Dec 6, 2017

GRP-A4 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Italian made GRP A-4 Analog Synthesizer.
Main Features: (3) full-feature oscillators, plus (2) discrete LFO's. S&H, Noise, Mixers, (2) ADSR, 16-Step sequencer, A-440 generator, 12dB State variable filter and 24dB Low pass filters, portamento, Auto-pan, accepts external signals, Stereo Headphone TRS jack. CV/gates in and out. MIDI and USB in rear. Complex routing features: provides virtually the same flexibility of a modular without the need for patching. The A-4 is single-voice, and does not store patches.
Audiophile timbral quality. Truly holds its own with ANY other synth. One of the most beautiful synths ever made.

This is one HELL-of-a synthesizer, semi-rare. Will retain its value; so buy it, use it, then sell it for what you paid for it. This a unique opportunity."

WP-20 Experimental Synthesizer - Noise, FX, Drone

The WP-20 is an MFOS DIY synth. You can find a couple of demos and other user designs in the archives.

"Here is a quick demo of me noodling around on my custom built WP-20 Synthesizer. There is reverb added. The last 4 minutes or so are two tracks of WP-20, with one track run through the Cimmerian Caves dual echo unit + CV and Gate input from my modular system."

via this auction

"Selling my hand made WP-20 Synthesizer. Keep in mind this is hand made (etched the circuit board myself!), and it has an appearance as such (see photo's). The panel lettering is hand painted with a clear coat of varnish over top. The end cheeks are stained oak.

It can best be described as an experimental / FX / drone synthesizer. It has the following circuits:

- One VCO synthesizer (square or triangle wave) with external CV input
- One LFO (square or triange/sawtooth) with multiple destinations. It will get into audio freq.
- One loopable Envelope generator (attack & release) which can be triggered via trig button or externally and it can also loop and act as a second LFO, with multiple destinations. It will also get into audio freq.
- One VCF with Hi/Low Resonance
- One VCA
- One Noise source

I have used it in conjunction with my eurorack modular to control the pitch CV and gate input (for the Envelope generator) and it works great. It comes with a North American power supply, but will run on any 9v DC (center negative) power supply with at least 500mA

Don't expect this to act as a traditional synthesizer, its an odd little machine!"

Random Source Serge SSG Eurorack Module

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Side note: thought this was a pretty neat pic. Note how the wood grain lines up with the knobs and the module. It's as if the module is emanating energy, which when you think about it, technically it does.

"The Serge Smooth & Stepped Generator (SSG) is a complex multi-functional module which can be patch programmed to provide various slew and sample functions both for audio and CV signals. It is one of the essential Serge modules.

The Smooth section will place a positive and negative slew on input voltage transitions for lag effects, voltage controlled portamento and for low frequency filter applications.” In Cycle-mode (cycle jack patched to the input), the Smooth side “will oscillate yielding a voltage controlled triangle wave LFO. A high level into the HOLD input will enable the Smooth Function to be used as a track-and-hold circuit with voltage controlled slew rate.

The Stepped function can be used as a sample-and-hold with voltage controlled slew rate limiting. In Cycle mode, a pulse applied to the Sample input will generate complex staircase waveforms for control voltage applications and for use as audio signals.

The Coupler is an internal comparator which compares the output levels of the Smooth and the Stepped Generators. This output is useful for generating complex control voltages or random voltages.

The Random*Source version of the Smooth & Stepped Generator for Euro is a licensed and authorized adaption of the original Serge design that provides an increased audio range of the Smooth Generator and a bipolar (“hot”) Coupler output in addition to the regular (unipolar) Coupler output."

Korg Minilogue Custom Sounds : Bank B

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Todd Smith Music

"Patreon :

This video will preview my next FREE Korg Minilogue custom sound bank. Expanding my Korg Minilogue sound bank to 20 sounds. Visit Patreon link above to access all my free presets and samples."


Published on Dec 6, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"Moog mother 32 solo play on radias keys"

The Droste Effect Messing Around #1 (Microkorg & Volca Beats)

Published on Nov 23, 2017 The Droste Effect

"Messing around with my Microkorg and Volca Beats!

Listen on Soundcloud: [embed below]

I decided to choose a more agressive tone for this track considering most of the sounds I have been playing with as of late have been more soft and lush.

Recorded on Logic Pro X using the Valhalla Shimmer Reverb."

A Hordijk Minute XII

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Todd Barton

"Using the Quantize Scale function to create little preset feedback patches."

AudioKit Synth One for iPad In the Works

You might remember the upcoming Free DX7 Sample Based AudioKit App for iPad, set to be released tomorrow (I'll put a new post up to let everyone know when it's out). In that post I mentioned Analog Synth X as well. AudioKit let me know they are working on a new and more powerful version to be called Synth One. The following is some info via the AudioKit website where you can sign up for a free copy when it's released:

"AudioKit Synth One is a completely free and full-featured professional iOS synthesizer app and plugin.

Includes MIDI support (play it with a MIDI keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 100+ presets to get you started!

Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself!


This synthesizer will be completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app.
Unlimited Poly Synthesizer
Over 100+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers
AUv3 Plug-in support to use in your iOS host
Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA)
Five Oscillators (2 Morph, FM, Sub, Noise)
2 Assignable LFOs with dozens of routing possibilities
Ableton Link
Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer
Classic poly arpeggiator
MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or DAW)
Individually Morphing Oscillators
Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter
FM Oscillator w/ Mod
Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc
4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter
High-Pass/Band Pass Filters
Mono glide
Beautiful Sean Costello Reverb
Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay
Full Source code included
Preset Import/Export & More…"

Keytek CTS-2000 filter sequencing demo - cross wave table Made in Italy

Published on Dec 6, 2017 VSMI

"a short video about Keytek CTS-2000 italian synthesizer… more soon on"

Moogfest & Tom Tom Magazine Present 'Always On' a 50-Hour Livestream

Started streaming 1 hour ago Moogfest

You might want to bookmark this one.

"Performances include Suzanne Ciani with Layne live from her sea-side studio in northern California tonight at 8PM EST and two special performances will be streamed live from the Moog Factory: Stud1nt at 4PM EST this afternoon and Alissa DeRubeis at 8AM EST on Friday, December 8th."

"NOW PLAYING: UK experimentalist Fari B.

'Always On,' is a 50-hour livestream with continuous performances from female, transgender, and non-binary artists. Presented in partnership with Tom Tom Magazine, the livestream highlights the abundance of female, transgender, and non-binary artists actively creating and performing electronic music and beats around the world – from a home-studio in South Africa, to the Moog Factory in North Carolina.

The 'Always On' celebration will continue at the festival in May, with some of the artists participating in the livestream also participating at the festival including Goddess of 'electronic psychedelic soul' Sassy Black, Discwoman’s middle eastern dance experimentalist DJ Haram, percussive activist Madame Gandhi, avant pop sound sculptor Katie Gately, multi-instrumentalist provocateur Stud1nt, and former Au Revoir Simone hypnotic synth master Annie Hart. Many of these performances will be part of the free and open-to-the-public programming throughout the festival weekend.

Moogfest 2018 FutureThoughtFutureSound
Durham, NC. May 17 - 20, 2018"

Folktek Mescaline Psychedelic Synthesizer System

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Folktek's Mescaline is an ethereal, unruly, and unabashedly gritty lo-fi sonic playground. This trio of panels allows for murky digital effects, sputtery percussion, overdriven and often rude synth sounds. Not for the faint of heart, the Mescaline is an aggressive, peculiar, and often frightening set of tools for edgy, experimental music.

Silver available here:
Copper available here:"

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

Launchpad for iOS // All New Design x Novation Launchpad Controller

Published on Dec 6, 2017 WeAreAmpify

iTunes: Novation Launchpad - Novation

Ampify // Launchpad for iOS - All New Design.
Launchpad for iOS // All New Design x Novation Launchpad Controller
Launchpad for IOS - Getting Started TutorialLaunchpad for iOS - Pro FX Overview Tutorial

"About Ampify
The Ampify team was born out of talent from established electronic music brand Novation. The team were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware. Their latest accolades include Launchpad, Blocs Wave and Groovebox for iPad and iPhone."

"What's New in Version 7.0
The original Launchpad — All-new design, available now. Free update.

We’re proud to announce a huge update to Launchpad. We’ve been working hard to redesign the app and make it even more beautiful, easy to use and powerful on new iPhones and iPads.

Highlight Features
• All-new design — Slick new interface. Crisp and responsive on all new iPhones and iPads.
• 3 new free soundpacks — Midnight House, Future Trap and Funk
• Go pro — All the pro features in the Pro Features Collection (iPad only)
• New iPhone layout — Swipe sound groups vertically, even while using FX
• Redesigned FX — All-new graphical design

Other Updates
• Pad groups — Easily see which pads are grouped on iPhone or iPad
• Track meters on iPhone — See which tracks are playing, even while using FX
• Various minor bugfixes and improvements

We appreciate your feedback. If you have comments, questions or feature requests, let us know at or If you like Launchpad and have a minute to spare, please review it in the app store."

Red Panda Particle with Novation Peak Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Red Panda Particle with Novation Peak Sound Demo (no talking)"

Playing with Touché - Johan Dalgaard

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Expressive E

"Born in Denmark but living in Paris, Johan Dalgaard is a professional keyboardist that has worked with numerous great french artists, such as Johnny Hallyday, Yael Naim, Cassius, Damien Saez, Oxmo Puccino, M, Calogero and Camille.

In this video he plays a composition he's made entirely with a Moog Sub 37 and a Touché, showing how versatile and groovy these two can be."

Oberheim Five Voice

Published on Dec 5, 2017 MrFirechild

"A track where the main lead is played by a custom Oberheim Five Voice using SEM Pro modules. Additional analog beauties include Minimoog, Mos-lab and Club of the knobs modulars. The track is called Headmouse. Composed and produced by
Additional visuals created using Plane9. ("

Tiptop tips: Z8000 as analog memory for ONE

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Tiptop .Audio

"In this patch we use the Circadian to send a trigger to the four sequencers on the Z8000, I'm using Trig8 button on the Circadian as a manual trigger source. Each of the Z8000 1/2/3/4 sequencers send CV out to a ONE sample player, the ONEs are set to VC-File switching. So with each trigger hit on the Circadian the Z8000 step forward sending new CV value to the four ONEs making them load a new set of sounds, four new sounds with each step progress of the Z8000. This is a simple trick that is very useful in making a drastic change, making a progress in a modular song patch."

Synthtastic 2 Christmas Little Drummer Boy - Roland Boutique SH-01A - MiniNova - Yamaha Reface CS

Published on Dec 6, 2017 kvfive

"Electronic version of the Christmas Classic 'Little Drummer Boy'

Please check out my website:

Thank you for watching !

Merry Christmas."

Christmas FX - Roland Boutique's: D-05/JP-08/JU-06/JX-03/TR-09/TB-03, Volca Kick

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Micro Banshee

"Track: Christmas FX

More sequence blending using:

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 [06/12/2017]"

Plankton Electronics ANTS! SN A-061 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"ANTS! mini modular analog synthesizer, serial# 061.

This unit is brand new and has sat in its box ever since I received it. It’s never even been plugged in.

I was an early Kickstarter supporter/buyer of this synth and by the time the it finally shipped (production was delayed twice due to additional features being added just prior to its release), my entire studio plan changed, and this synth was no longer viable for me.

Included is everything from the factory, with an additional set of 10 mini plug patch cables (no additional cost!)"

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3.3 SN 1672 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Yamaha CS-50 Vintage Analog Synthesizer in Near Mint Condition

via this auction

"The CS-50 is known to be like the younger brother of the famous CS-60 and CS-80. The CS-50 is a more simple version of the CS-80. While having the same audio quality at a much lighter weight, the CS-50 is a 4 voiced polyphonic synthesizer with 49 note keyboard which also has after touch feature. The CS-50 has 13 presets of various instruments and a panel section which allows you to design your own sound. You can be sure to get the classic Yamaha sounds from this synth!! This unit also comes with a stand so you can flexible set up the synth for any studio and live situations."

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Vintage Synth Module SN 501519

via this auction

"Serial # 501519

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Synthesizer

The MKS-80 is an 8 voice, 16 VCO polyphonic synthesizer module that can be played by MIDI.
The MKS-80 has memory capacity that retains 64 different tone colors. By using the Memory Cartridge M-64C that retains up to 128 tone colors, total of 192 patch programs can be available.
The MKS-80 features battery backup system that retains the data in memory even when switched off.
Auto Tune function that allows all VCO's to be instantaneously tuned just by pressing a button.
Patch Preset is a program that can contain a tone color (or even a pair of tone colors depending on the Key mode setting) and various mode and effect settings.
The Detune function enables a powerful ensemble effect in Unison mode.
The Octave Shift function allows shifting the pitch of the entire keyboard without changing the VCO range.
Data in the MKS-80's memory can be transferred to another MKS-80 or to a computer.
The MKS-80's dynamics function can change the attack time as well as the level.
By the unique Envelope Reset function, each time you press a new key, the note will start from the beginning of the envelope curve.
As the MKS-80 is a vintage model I will not except any returns. The unit is working perfectly and I checked them with a midi keyboard through an amp and speakers as well as through the front headphone jack."

Korg Prophecy Keyboard Synth

via this auction

Original ARP Odyssey MKIII 2823 SN 1340

via this auction

Alessandro Cortini - Everything Ends Here (Biologik remix all on Elektron Analog Four MK II)

Published on Dec 6, 2017 biologik

"This is my interpretation of Alessandro Cortini's Everything Ends Here (specifically, the live performance with Don Buchla). All on the Elektron Analog Four MK II with subtle processing from Analog Heat. No post processing.

All sounds except for stock A4 drums presets are from forth coming Elektron sound pack Biopads Vol. 2."

Roland D-05: Jean Michel Jarre - Calypso 3 (Fin de Siecle) cover by gattobus

Published on Dec 6, 2017 gattobus

"The preset patches used in this video were found on the web and loaded in an empty bank of D-05. I think some of them are exactly the same that were used by Jarre in the original recording.
I adjusted the other patches to fit the song as I used only 6 tracks.
Drums are sampled.
Recorded and mixed in Ableton Live 9.
No FX were used, except a little bit of overall compression and a delay on the lead part.
I hope you like it! ;-)

This was one of my father's favorite songs and this video is dedicated to his memory. It's almost 20 years since he's gone and I still miss him very much."

KAULDRON Synthesizer by Yonac Preset Run Through by Do Noise

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Do Noise

iTunes: Kauldron - Yonac Inc.

KAULDRON Synthesizer by Yonac - My Favorite Pad Presets
KAULDRON Synthesizer by Yonac - My Favorite Bass Presets
KAULDRON Synthesizer by Yonac - My Favorite Lead Presets
KAULDRON Synthesizer by Yonac - 5 Minutes with SPAWN

"There are loads of bass sounds in this synth. These are just some of the nice bass presets. Listen with headphones to fully hear the nice low end. All of these presets can be found in the app under the folders Bass and Bass II.

I am using an iPad Pro 9.7 with a Korg Nanokey2. Sounds recorded directly into Garageband."

Announced here.

Polyend Seq firmware update 1.3

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Polyend

"List of updates:
- Scales. Assignable music scale per track, with choice of thirty-nine different scales.
- Chords per step. Added polyphony per step, choose from twenty predefined chords.
- More randomization. Developed randomization options. Set if randomization influences: modulation, velocity and humanization (step nudge) parameters. When randomizing steps on track with applied music scale, notes are scattered in between the range of two octaves (one up, one down with a root note in the middle).
- Gate length. Added gate time per step.
- Perfected knob physics for modulation, velocity and CC parameters.
- Shortened time of track lengths displays after change applies. Also, reduced track length led brightness."

skinnerbox: buchla vs octatrack mk 2

Published on Dec 6, 2017 skinnerbox

"at ems"

EMS Sweden (Elektronmusikstudion). You might recognize the Buchla from this recent noyzelab post.

K4DREAM (old school vibes with Kawai K4r synthesizer)

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Kawai K4r Fan

Composing with Roland MC-50mkII
Mixing audio in DAW
FX: Alesis Midiverb II and plugins
2-4 December 2017

Yamaha DX7IID + Roland RE 101 + Vesta Fire RVD901 test

Published on Dec 6, 2017 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Yamaha DX7IID 80's FM Synthesizer test
+ Roland RE 101 70's Space Echo
+ Vesta Fire RVD901 Digital Reverb
+ Korg EQ-1 Sequencer

ebay shop"

Joranalogue - Compare 2

Published on Dec 6, 2017 DivKidVideo & Joranalogue Audio Design

"Here's the absolutely killer Compare from Joranalogue. It's a compactor, but not a normal one, a dual window comparator, a 4 output logic section, CVable window size and position, NOT / inverted output ... it's a magic voltage controlled voltage controlling toolbox! :) Check out the various patches processing audio, CV gates and making all sorts of stuff. It's really great at "getting more" out of other modules."

Joranalogue - Compare 2
Compare 2 - Chaotic Envelope Looper
Compare 2 - Dynamic Depth Oscillator Sync
Compare 2 - Multi-Pulse Width Modulation
Compare 2 - Complex Rhythm Generator
Joranalogue Switch 4 Compare 2 Mix 3 Select 2 Test 3 @ Ginko Modular Fest 2017

via Joranalogue


The window comparator is a very useful circuit building block that is common in general electronics, but rarely found in modular synths. While a regular comparator activates when the input signal voltage is higher than a threshold level, a window comparator checks if the voltage is between two levels (these form the 'window').

Compare 2 combines two such comparators and a logic section in 8 HP. The result is an advanced tool for extracting gates and pulses from analogue signals in Eurorack synths.

The detection windows are defined by the shift and size parameters, which can be varied using the knobs and CV inputs. Complementary gate outputs are available, with big three-colour LEDs showing each comparator's status.

All inputs are normalised from the left section to the right, but the two comparators can also be used completely independently. On the bottom, the outputs from both comparators are combined in various ways by the logic section, which also features LEDs.

You'll find a use for this truly multi-functional module in practically any patch, processing either CV or audio: complex rhythm generator, dual pulse width modulator, frequency multiplier/divider with PWM, digital ‘ring modulator’ with PWM, dynamic depth VCO synchronizer, voltage controlled swing, logic function array with adjustable thresholds... and many more applications waiting to be discovered!

Two independent analogue window comparators with voltage controlled parameters.
Multi-colour LEDs show status at a glance.
Normalisation between comparators simplifies common patches.
Complementary gate outputs for each comparator.
Logic section which combines the comparator outputs into AND, OR, XOR and flip-flop ('FF') signals, with LEDs.
Precision-milled 2 mm anodised aluminium front panel with high-resolution, non-erasable graphics.
Bullet-proof design: polarised power header and MOSFET protection circuit.
Includes 16-to-10-pin Eurorack power ribbon cable.
Premium mounting hardware: black screws, black nylon washers and matching hex key.
High-quality components and assembly; designed and made in Belgium."

West coast synthesis explained on the Buchla Easel V by Arturia

Published on Dec 6, 2017 loopop

"The Buchla Easel is a legendary 'West Coast' synth that draws you in with a colorful and friendly interface, and takes you to places you'd never thought are possible.

This clips explains the principles of west coast synthesis and demonstrates them on Arturia's Buchla Easel V"

the analog therapy: drifter (auto generative modular glitch'n'break)

Published on Dec 5, 2017 analog therapy TV pirate

"this is the last auto generative glitch'n'break patch i did last night.

hope you enjoy !!!

cheers from france !!! ;)"

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