MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Messing Around #3 (Microkorg & Casiotone CT-310)

Published on Dec 14, 2017 The Droste Effect

"I was playing around with my Microkorg's built in arpeggiator and found that the "Random" type sounded pretty interesting. I decided to use all black keys since I have a love for them and played a simple melody on my Casiotone CT-310. I also threw in a little low tom using my Volca Beats.

Recorded using Logic Pro X with the Valhalla Shimmer reverb."

More from The Droste Effect.

Buchla Music Easel: The Little Drummer Boy

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Kyle Swisher

All parts here.

Orion's Winter - Accelerator space pad demo

Published on Dec 14, 2017 MIDERA

"Messing around with as many settings as possible on the Radikal Technologies Accelerator. Everything you hear is 100% Accelerator - no addition FX (not even EQ)."

Roland SH 7 Narly Saw

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"A SH saw patch with a high pitch square overtone from the third oscillator. Working the filter. I have to say the synth is more approachable than is my Moog XL more fun to patch fiddly with."

Vintage Moog Taurus Analog Synthesizer Pedals

via this auction

Estradin 11 - Ultra Rare Vintage Soviet Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"There are three rows of round buttons that represent steps in a drum sequence. The first row is for the Kick drum and the second is for the Snare. All of these buttons are working and you can create custom patterns with the kick and snare. I believe the third row is for the hi-hats, however it seems that this row is unfortunately not working, although the hi-hats are audible in the preset patterns.

If none of the pattern buttons are engaged, you can create your own patterns using the round buttons on the front panel. If a pattern button is engaged, you can use the round buttons to add their respective drums to the preset pattern. In this way, you can create pattern variations and fills on the fly.

All the pattern buttons work and they all latch, meaning they stay pressed in until you press them again. It’s easy to press multiple button combinations to create hybrid patterns. The translation of the pattern buttons is as follows: Rhumba, Samba, Mambo, Cha Cha, Jazz Rock, Bossa Nova, Beat, Folk 1, Tango, Swing, Folk 2, Beguine, March, Slow Rock, Ballad, and Waltz.

There are additional control buttons on the front panel. The “P/4” button seems to alternate between 4/4 and 6/8 versions of the patterns, unless the pattern is already in 6/8 (or 3/4). There are a pair of buttons, one marked with a triangle, and the other with a triangle and a circle. I can’t tell exactly what they do, but at least one of them needs to be engaged in order to play a pattern. Finally, the “K” button mixes in the custom sequences for the kick and snare (and hats if they’re working) that you create on the round buttons.

The included foot pedal makes something happen, although I’m not sure that it’s working as intended. It’s a controller pedal rather than a momentary pedal, and using it seems to just toggle between normal pattern playback and a loop of the first step of the pattern. Useful for fills perhaps?

Lastly, it's important to note that although the Estradin 11 is normally a 220V machine, this unit has already been converted by a previous owner to 110V for use in the US. No external step up transformer is necessary. However, like most Soviet electronic instruments, audio is carried on a 5-pin DIN connector. If you need to wire up an adapter, tip is carried on pins 1 and 4, and sleeve is on pin 2. Pin diagrams can be found with a web search."


via this auction

MTI Auto Orchestrator vintage analog synth and drum machine

via this auction

"Cool and very rare bass synth and hypnotic rhythm machine. Missing a couple knobs, a tech made the remote for playing. Sold as is at a discount because of the quirks."

Upgraded Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synth Keyboard

via this auction

"This Fizmo has has the power regulator upgraded and all of the plastic shaft pots have been replaced with steel shaft pots to help with longevity and smooth playability of this wonderful instrument!"

Kawai K5000S Additive Synthesizer w/ ME-1 Enhanced Memory & Original Box

via this auction

-Kawai K5000S digital additive synthesizer (USA voltage model)
-Kawai ME-1 Enhanced Memory, installed (adds additional sound storage banks) (see photo of startup screen "Enhanced Memory")
-Operating System Ver. 4.04 (last, most expansive and most stable OS version) (see photo of startup screen "vrs. 4.04")
-All memory banks (included expanded banks) populated with both stock AND CUSTOM PATCHES

KORG MONO/POLY (MP-4) synthesizer

via this auction

ARP 2900 'Explorer I' Synthesizer Demo

Published on Dec 14, 2017 christophclause

"Multi-tracked ARP 2900 with some added reverb/delay"

Korg Poly-800 DEMO

Published on Dec 14, 2017 christophclause

"Korg Poly-800 synthesizer demo
Multi-tracked Poly-800 with some reverb added"

Black Oberheim Two Voice Pro demo #5

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Boele Gerkes

"Oberheim TVP. Two sequences, 7 steps, two voices, ratcheting, delay."

Andy Pidcock modular jam, make noise/mutable instruments/erica synths/qu bit electronix

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Andy Pidcock

"The orange modular synth case (made by ) jam.
Please see the video for equipment descriptions.
For those of you in the know then you will know what these noise making units do.
However for those who are new to the ever increasingly complex world of modular eurorack synths I am only learning but I hope the 'in video' descriptions as the jam progresses are helpful !

Best to you all in modular land,


Cross Talk

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Worwell

"An example of Assimil8or modulation options. Two vocal samples on channel one phase modulated by the e352 whose wave shape is modulated by one of the vocal samples pitched down on Channel 8. Phase Modulation index and Pan CV'ed by Control Forge. Pitch from Ornament and Crime. The rest of the patch is Rings/Lofi Junky, Elements, Plonk, Mutant Bass and Hats sequenced by Circadian Rhythms. Vintage Verb."

Dave Smith Instruments Rev2-16 Improvisation

Published on Dec 13, 2017 DKS SYNTH LAB

Blade Runner Theme w/ Moog Mother 32 Minitaur, OP-1 Volca Kick. Custom Eurorack Case

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Erik Needham

"Blade Runner Theme Vangelis w/ Moog Mother 32, Minitaur, OP-1, and Volca Kick. Mutable Instruments Braids & Warps not hooked up yet. In custom Eurorack case."

Slingin' slices for synth cash down at that Blaze place

Published on Dec 14, 2017 suitandtieguy

"My friend William McCarthy came over and was jamming this. I told him i thought it was good content and got the camera out."

Akai Releases iMPC Pro 2 for iPad

iMPC Pro 2 New Features Review First Impression Published on Dec 14, 2017 iPadLoops

The above is a user review from iPadLoops. The press release from Akai is below.

"The idea was to do a review of the new features in iMPC Pro version 2 but it's also a first impression video as I did NOT have iMPC Pro version 1 before this. I used five instance of Enkl by Klevgrand to create a groove and melody to demonstrate using audio units in iMPC Pro 2. We also have a quick look the new UI design and audio track recording. Perhaps I touch on more features in a different video."

iTunes: iMPC Pro 2 - Akai Professional


Developed in collaboration with Retronyms, iMPC Pro 2 brings audio track recording, with powerful production tools and the iconic MPC workflow to iOS devices.

Cumberland, RI USA (December 14, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of iMPC Pro 2. Following up the original groundbreaking app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved drum tracks feature from iMPC Pro. With the addition of vocal tracks, support for Audio Units, and a sleek new design, iMPC Pro 2 is now a full-fledged song creation tool, capable of creating sophisticated tracks anywhere inspiration strikes.

iMPC Pro 2 also adds support for Audio Units — Apple’s standard for hosting and connecting musical instrument and effects apps. This enables any Audio Unit app to function as a digital audio plug-in within iMPC Pro 2 as an Audio Unit Track in iMPC Pro 2. Inside the audio tracks, users can instantaneously time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange their audio clips to their liking. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. Users can choose from multiple input sources, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces and Inter-App Audio.

• Audio track recording (record from built-in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, etc.)
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting (warp tracks and clips to match tempo)
• Ableton Link and Inter-App Audio (IAA) support
• 64-track mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange and one IAA effect)
• Redesigned user interface
• Audio Unit plug-in support
• Directly upload tracks to YouTube
• Sample audio directly from music player apps such as Spotify
• New Song Mode makes full song production more intuitive than ever
• 100% new sound set, with five additional free Sound Packs
• Advanced waveform editing
• Enhanced MIDI support
• and many more workflow enhancements

iMPC Pro 2 features a new library of built-in, high-quality sounds. Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover popular and cutting-edge genres from world-class sample libraries including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic.

In addition, five custom sound packs are available at no extra charge in the AudioCopy Content

Store (valued at $35). Essential Club Collection, Classic Cutz, Dub 2 DnB, and Melodic Collection are exclusively curated for the iMPC Pro 2, featuring instruments and samples by iconic producers across an array of genres. Users who dive into the iMPC University online course will get an additional sound pack, The Diploma, upon completion.

'iMPC Pro 2 represents the next stage of evolution for the iMPC series,” said JP Walton, Co- founder of Retronyms. “It takes the classic beatmaking workflow found on the original and adds something we've been working on for a long time: the ability to rap or sing over the beat you’ve produced. This evolves the mobile beatmaking app concept into a more complete song creation tool. It has synchrony with what Akai has been working on with MPC desktop and their hardware as well.'

iMPC Pro 2 is available now on The App Store for $24.99. For a limited time only, existing iMPC pro users can upgrade to iMPC Pro 2 for $15."


Published on Dec 14, 2017 LESINDES

"Going deeper into the synth parameters of ANYWARE INSTRUMENTS MOODULATOR analog synthesizer. Some very strong and powerful sounds here."

Dreams in Bent Circuits (Circuit Bent Kawai K1m & Novation Circuit)

Published on Dec 14, 2017 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
This track is a remix of a previous video jam "Dreams in Klown Colors" with the main Circuit synth being replaced with the circuit bent Kawai K1m."

MiniPoly Analogue/Tape Synth for Kontakt

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Kontakthub

"The Minipoly contains amazing raw analogue and tape oscillator samples, great filters, a chord system and six effects.
The TAPE SAW OSC are long sawtooth waves recorded for each key on tape of a Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo. You can hear wow and flutter and even tape dropouts - quite similar to a Mellotron. The SAW OSC, Square OSC and White Noise waves are directly recorded minimoog samples - and sound much crisper than the ‘taped’ waves.

All oscillators are mono waves, but when DUAL MODE is activated (switchable LED for each OSC) a second sample is added to each note and both waves are panned hard to L-R. This will produces a strong stereo image. Mix mono and dual oscillators to control/adjust the stereo width of the sound."

Express Your Elf with ROLI's free festive NOISE soundpack!

Published on Dec 14, 2017 ROLI

"‘Tis the season to make music! So we’ve created — Express Your Elf — a free, festive soundpack for NOISE — — that’s our gift to you for the holidays.

Angelic choirs, warm trombones, jingling bells, and even Santa’s Ho Ho Ho. These are some of the sounds in a pack that shines with holiday cheer — and also works all year.

Download Express Your Elf in the NOISE Soundpack Store today.
We’d love to hear how you’re making or enjoying music this holiday season. To celebrate one of the most musical times of the year, we're giving away a Seaboard Block (worth $299) to one lucky creator sharing their sound this month.

Find out how to enter at"

Moog Minimoog D Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Schippmann CS-8 VCF-02 Multi Filter Eurorack Module SN 671322

via this auction

All-in-one filter with 121 different filter types

27 Low-pass, 18 High-pass, 13 Band-pass and 63 all-pass/notch/phase-type filters

5 LED buttons for Filter Type Selection with 3 states: Off, Green, Red. Different combinations used to select type of filter.

2 Input with Phase Reverse Switches with Drive LED

Control of Resonance, Frequency, Emphasis, Drop (in low pass only) with CV inputs

2nd Harmonic function - adds soft harmonic distortion (warm coloration), increasing at higher levels

Studio Electronics SE-1 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Arp Quartet (Siel Orchestra) Analog String Synthesizer - Serviced and Modded SN 149/359

via this auction

"This unit has just been serviced and modded, in which it received the following:

- new power cord

- complete recap

- Filter Cutoff and Resonance mod for Brass (left 2 knobs)

- Percussive envelope Decay/Release switch and knob (the knob adjusts the decay of the Piano and also the Strings when in Percussive mode, and the switch turns off the envelope re-trigger circuit when NOT in percussive mode - which is useful for layering pad sounds with the Strings)"

Buchla 158 & 292c + Serge inspired Double-Envelope + Formant Filter

Buchla 158 & 292c + Serge inspired Double-Envelope + Formant Filter from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"Envelope Generator and Formant Filter are made with Max (Serge Env. Generator Gen~ Code by Bertrand Fraysse). Envelope to CV to Buchla 292c (LPG) and inverted/attenuated to Buchla 158 (VCO) Frequency. LoPassGate Out to Formant Filter."

Matrixbrute // 004 - Smooth Move

Published on Dec 14, 2017 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 123-
Arturia Matrixbrute 004-

"One of the happier, brighter sounding patches."

Clissold (Eurorack Ambient)

Published on Dec 14, 2017 SineRider

"Early morning patching. Rings + Clouds mostly."

AJH Synth - Gemini 2412 Dual Vintage State Variable Filters

Published on Dec 14, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Wow, just wow, this this is ACE! That said what would you expect from AJH Synth. Amazing sounding analogue is there forte. So here is the AJH Synth Gemini 2412 (you can patch one 12dB filter to the other for a 24dB filter should you wish) Dual Vintage State Variable Filters module for Eurorack modular synths. I won't dive to far into details here as you can just watch the video! Check out the timing index / links below to skip around the video.

TIMING INDEX (note ... there's cross over between what happens in each patch with plenty of sweet spots and tips but this will get you around the video should you wish to skip around)

01:19 Feature overview
04:27 Sound demo - filter sweeps, core features / sound
07:15 dual series/cascaded filter HP-LP
09:31 Korg MS-20 Bass Boost trick
12:19 Audio rate modulation
14:31 Dual parallel audio rate modulated filters in stereo
15:52 Dual series/cascaded audio rate modulation.
17:55 Stereo dual independent filters and mono FX send
23:23 Creating a gorgeous phaser effect
25:05 Filter pings, lovely little blips
26:53 Dual filter audio and CV bus
30:07 Self oscillation jumpers
30:46 Self oscillating dual oscillator
32:52 Self oscillating filters with FM
34:11 Self oscillating filters with FM cross modulation
35:01 Filtering drums (dual filter, audio rate, envelope following)"

The Horrorist jamming with MAD-5

Published on Dec 14, 2017 AVP Synth

"The electronic music producer who records under the name The Horrorist."

Analogue Solutions Nyborg12 run thru with cross mod sonic death ending

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions Nyborg12 analogue synth - played via Digitakt."

Korg Monologue & Behringer CC300 Space Chorus-C

Published on Dec 14, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Monologue synthesiser through a CC300 chorus.

No further processing except normalisation."

The singing Arp Odyssey

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"A vocal sound patch for the Arp Odyssey. The trick is to use the OSC 2 with high frequency to modulate the filter cutoff (via SH Mixer). Some filter EG, some resonance and it starts to sing :)"

Electronic music on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP DIY synth

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Konstantin T

"Making some music with my synth. MIDI notes coming from computer. Audio is a mix of camera mic sound and direct recording of synth output."

AJH Synth DH-ADSR Envelope MiniMod REVIEW Eurorack Modular Envelope Module for Modular Synth

Published on Dec 14, 2017 SonicVoltage

"AJH Synth DH-ADSR Envelope MiniMod REVIEW. Eurorack Modular Analogue Envelope for Eurorack Modular Synthesizer. AJH Synth Envelop with Pre-Delay, Hold and Retrigger among other features.

Review: AJH Synth DH-ADSR fully featured MiniMod Analogue Envelope Eurorack Module for Modular Synth Systems with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Pre-Delay, Hold, Retrigger, Slow Mode and Inverted Output. Manual Trigger Button and Jumper Setting Option

How does it differ from the AJH Synth Dual Contour Generators MiniMod Module?

In this AJH Synth MiniMod DH-ADSR Review: (Clickable Index)

00:00 AJH Synth DH-ADSR Introduction and main differences between the DH-ADSR and the Mini Mod Contour Generators Dual Envelope Analogue Module

02:10 AJH Synth DH-ADSR Front Panel Layout and Functions

05:15 AJH Synth DH-ADSR Envelope in action. We hear and see (Oscilloscope) the envelope ADSR in action. We try the Pre-Delay, Hold controls. Typical Model D Quick Triggering characteristic shown. Slow mode, Inverted Out (2 modes discussed). Retrigger (Looping the envelope)

13:00 Using the DH-ADSR Pre-Delay to modify a Patch after the initial character of the sound has been played

15:02 AJH Synth DH-ADSR REVIEW Conclusion and Final Thoughts: DH-ADSR as a Model D type of analogue envelope and as a possible envelope module for your system in general."

All parts here.

Analogue Solutions Treadstone mini synth / sequencer / fx - demo 1

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Analogue Solutions

"Demo of the Treadstone sythBlock synth.
The notes are played from Treadstone's own MIDI loop sequencer.
Effects are from Treadstone also.
No external processing.
Rhythm provided by Digitakt, with Treadstone sync'ed via MIDI.
Treadstone uses all analogue audio and modulation circuits for the synth."

Kastle v1.5 - new features & style

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Bastl Instruments

"not bad for an 8-bit synth right? recorded without any EQ or processing
v1.5 improves the original KASTLE SYNTH.

Kastle v1.5 is a pocket size modular synthesizer that runs on batteries or USB power and produces unique modulations and complex sounds. It is a lot of fun on its own but it also interfaces smoothly with other gear and greatly enhances modular system of any size. With its low price point it is perfect for anyone especially beginners!
The v1.5 version combines complex oscillator and LFO with stepped waveform generator."


"Our favourite synth the Kastle just got better - new version 1.5

We are really happy to announce that we have managed to improve our beloved synth Kastle. Last minute just in time for christmas!

Since the Kastle got very popular we felt like we needed to make it more sustainable. Therefore we have altered the enclosure - changing from acrylic to fiberglass material which makes it very durable. And also we have added micro USB jack as a power alternative to the AA batteries. The enclosure got smooth black matt finish with some silver and white touches and we also changed supplier for much better patch points.

The whole sound core got complete rework - making it sound much better! The ranges and smoothness is significantly increased enhancing the palette of the possible sounds.

There are now two sound generation engines running in parallel on the main output and on the secondary OSC output. You can either use them separately or mix them together by simply connecting them with a patch cable.

Therefore there are 3 new modes: the formant synthesis, noise mode and tonal noise mode. These original modes are still there and got significant improvement: phase modulation, phase distortion and track & hold modulation.

The formant mode is inspired by the Helmholz Synthesizer - one of the first synths ever built by accessing different combinations of harmonics over fundamental - creating so called formants (vowels).

The noise modes are basically a granular playback of the flash memory (where the program is stored) of the sound processing chip. In other words it is a data player of a piece of computer code (that runs the sound core of the Kastle synth) that has very distinct sonic qualities on its own - often referred to as “glitch” in aesthetic terms. However this mode is so purposeful that instead of talking about a mistake we should be talking about being true to what the true nature of Kastle truly is in very modernistic terms (it is a digital synthesizer).

Available now for 80 Eur excl. tax thru select dealers"

Roland SH 7 & Triton

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Yeah decide to drag out my thrift store Triton LE I pay 15$ large for this SH 7 patch is over driven fat even with the filter almost wide open"

"Battery Acid" Korg Volca Beats/Bass/Keys + fx pedals demo

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take of an original track with the Korg Volca Beats + Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, Korg Volca + DS-1 distortion pedal + Echo fx 96 pedal + Korg Volca Keys thru a Roland VS880 recorder to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D camera mic in with a 50mm 1.4 lens"


Published on Dec 14, 2017 PXE02321

Roland SH 7 & Novation Ultra Nova

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Looking for the perfect mellow out synthesis match up. Waiting for my new Deep mind 12 to get even synthesizer mellow outer. Exploring the mellow outer limit's of synthesis."

Shakmat Modular Time Wizard : demo

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Shakmat Modular

"Demo and application example of Shakmat's Time Wizard"

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