MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Last Christmas // Ambient Neo-Classical Synth-Chip Cover

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Ace Waters

"I don't know how to label this songs sound. Its got inspiration from ambient music, post rock, synth music, neo-classical, and more. What I know is that I love this song, so I did what I do to all my favorite songs: make them slow and emotional. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!"

Remember to see the holidays label below for more synthmas cheer!

Midi Designer Pro Layout: Akai AX80 (latest firmware needed)

Published on Dec 19, 2017 MIDERA

"I have created a layout for the Akai AX80 using Midi Designer Pro 2 on the iPad. Linked here:

You NEED the latest firmware to make this work (Rev I2, L2, or K2). Please see this website to purchase from Bob Grieb (or his associates):"

J.B. :Casio SA-5/Gakken NSX-39

Published on Dec 19, 2017 karenevil

"M. C. :-p"

Prophet Rev 2 Synthesizer UAD Empirical Labs Distressor and Lexicon Reverb

Published on Dec 19, 2017 darksideothetune

Buchla Music Easel: The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Kyle Swisher

All parts here.


Published on Dec 19, 2017 Cat Full of GHOSTS

"Here is a direct out from the headphone jack of the Yowler.
As well as it being used with a cv sequencer and a eurorack setup."

Arturia Buchala Music Easel Krell Patch

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Richard Somerville

New Paraphonic Synth Module from Radikal Technologies in the Works

via Jörg Schaaf of Radikal Technologies.

"Nothing compares to this special moment, when you assemble a new frontpanel with knobs, LEDs and buttons for the first time."

Looks 3hp, so likely a new eurorack module.  Paraphonic implies polyphonic through one filter, shared envelope, etc.  You can take a look at some of the controls in the pics.  It appears to be a mini synth module with Mod, Mixer, VCF, ADSR, VCA, and FX sections.  The OSC section is likely offscreen to the left.

Malekko Varigate 4+ Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This videos shows a few sequences created with the Malekko Varigate 4+ in its 3 different modes. It can sequence 4 gates, 4 CVs, or 2 gates and 2 CVs. The Varigate 4+ also has probability and repeating/ratcheting features.

Available here:"

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Simple Jamming with Intellijel Atlantis and Metropolis , 4ms STS, QPLFO and some 909 Tiptop Audio

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Simple Jamming is a weekly series from the Analogue Zone Budapest showroom with our experienced modular electronic music performer & friend, Ramin Sayyah. The series was created in order to introduce either one particular module or a very special selection of module-combinations to make various kinds of music with them.

A new episode is coming on every week at Analogue Zone's Youtube channel. Ramin walks us through the building blocks of the patch and answering questions.

Tune in every week for the show and feel free to ask questions at the comment section - also let us know if you want to pay a visit to the showroom during the jam: we can accept a few guests too.

AnalogueZone ►"


via this auction

"This Synth has come from a professional working studio of and typically with most Moog Source’s the membrane is and was the Achilles heel!

The membrane had only one faulty button(store) which was confirmed 100% with my tech by temporary substitute of a known good membrane.

This is where it gets a bit confusing so bear with us 😃

To store a program on the Source you press hold , press and hold down store and then press the required number you want to save to.

In this case the store button is stuck on inside the membrane. Luckily this means you just press hold and the number and it saves fine, it's actually better than the original way of doing it.

However, holding down store and adjusting OSC2 level accesses a hidden function misnamed autotune.

It isn't autotune at all but a sort of fine tune for osc2 largely I believe to allow for warm up pitch errors and monotonicity tolerance issues in the parameter wheel optics(don't ask!)

This means that when adjusting OSC2 level you just adjusted the pitch of OSC2 and had no control of the level. It took a while to work out why this was happening but of course if the store button is stuck on the synth thinks that when you press osc 2 level you are trying to adjust the "autotune".

The way my tech got round this issue was by routing the demux s/h output of the autotune back to the OSC2 level cv input. This works perfectly.

So everything works as normal but the store button is not used (replaced by hold as above) and you cannot access the autotune function.

All Sources take a very long time (up to an hour) to fully stabilise pitch and this one is the same.

It's usable well before this by adjusting the interval parameter slightly as the pitch error doesn't affect scaling. I think the so called autotune parameter was designed to offset this and this is the only minor disadvantage I can see with the mod described above. In any event you would have had to adjust the autotune parameter a few times but this would be global and not per patch.

Overall the Source works really well and sounds great! You can save and recall sounds and all parameters work fine."

miniMO synth - MIDI Sequencer Teaser

Published on Dec 19, 2017 enveloop

"miniMO is a low-cost programmable module based on the ATtiny85 8-bit microprocessor.

This is a teaser showcasing the features of the MIDI sequencer's Play mode: change tempo, reverse sequence, add octaves, and transpose. miniMO is connected to a Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer, and running on a coin cell battery. Also, miniMO sports a new case design!"

See this post for details on the miniMO.


Published on Dec 19, 2017 LESINDES

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

Quick tryout of the Arturia Easel

Published on Dec 19, 2017 junklight

"Verdict - a lot of fun!"

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - Italo Disco Machine (1985)

Published on Dec 19, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Solton (Ketron) Programmer 24 from the year 1985

Also called as "Italian Disco Machine" is an early arranger workstation with analog stringensemble (cello, violin) and a triple-BBD chorus, an organ section (8`,4`,2`), four analog preset bass sounds (decay and filter cutoff variable) and 8-bit PCM drum sounds.

Bass, synth arpeggio and strings are based on a M112 DCO and have SSM 2044 low-pass filters.

You can program up to 64 patterns.

Midi and Trigger Out in included too.

A "band in a box" with really nice sound."

Subsequent 37 | Sequencer Basics & Step Edit Mode

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Moog Music Inc

"Discover the creative possibilities of the Subsequent 37's sequencer in step-edit mode. This video release from the Moog Demo Library illuminates the sequencer's fundamental functions and expanded operations, opening new portals of expression."

Q960 Driving Three Moog FreqBox Oscillators

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Rafael Carrasquillo

"Q960 Driving Three Moog FreqBox Oscillators"

RetroSound MK-100 Kontakt Instrument

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Kontakthub

"The RetroSound MK100 is a combined synth and drum machine based on the MK100 from the early 80s, lovingly recreated for NI’s Kontakt sampler.

All synth presets can be customised with different waveforms and envelopes in exactly the same way as the hardware, together with the chorus and tremolo effects.

In addition we have the ability to bring Kontakt’s synth engine to bear on the source sounds, so each of the two synth layers can have it’s own independent filter and envelope settings.

All the preset drum patterns and fills are present, as is the Custom Drummer. The drum voices aren’t just limited to the straight preset sounds on the hardware, but can be modified in a number ways - and in addition to the real-time pattern recording from the original, a full graphic step editor lets you edit your patterns, as well as full MIDI keyboard driven operation for real-time jamming and creative sessions.

And the effects page ties it all together with a reverb and delay, and some other output effects to further shape the output - or you can just leave the FX off and use your usual plugins as required."

wellenvorm - The Petrified Forest Tour - Das München Konzert - 2017

Published on Nov 30, 2017 wellenvorm

"wellenvorm - The Petrified Forest Tour - Das München Konzert - 28.Oktober 2017 in der Nazareth Kirche München,
Konzert mit dem Haken Continuum Fingerboard"

Click here for previous posts featuring wellenvorm.

Update: and a couple of pics (just posted). Check out that wooly mammoth.

Music is Magic

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Poppy

"Poppy Online:

Download/Stream Poppy music:"

Never thought I'd post Poppy on the site. If you are not familiar with Poppy, imagine Barbie meets the creepy world of Teletubbies.

Novation Launchpad Family Quick Tip Videos

Published on Dec 19, 2017 NovationTV

"Welcome to the Launchpad family!"

1. Novation // Meet The Launchpads
In 30 seconds meet our full Launchpad range including Launchpad, Launchpad Pro and Launchpad Mini (oh... and Enrique!) and discover how easy it is to get setup and start playing.

2. Novation // Launchpad With Ableton Live: Super Simple Setup
Learn how easy it is to get your Launchpad setup in three (super simple) steps. From plugging in the USB, setting your Ableton Live Launchpad preferences & lastly loading your Launchpad with some sounds! Yep, that’s it… super simple launchpadding!

3. Novation // The Launchpad Methodology
The first thing you need to learn is clip-launching -- the straight-forward action at the heart of nearly every Launchpad performance. Discover how easy it is to trigger clips with your Launchpad and learn all about Launchpad buttons, clips, columns and channels.

4. Novation // Playing Expressively with Launchpad Pro
Launchpad Pro has advanced features that let you play more dynamically and expressively. Velocity-sensitive pads and polyphonic aftertouch help to make your performances come alive, and learn how easy it is to play scales using your Launchpad!

5. Novation // Launchpad: Just Add Creativity
Who knew you could make music using crisps and an orange? Seriously, it’s super simple! Launchpad is the ultimate blank canvas for creative music making. Want to build a drum rack out of 'found sounds'? Go for it. Discover how to record your sounds and load them to your Launchpad.

6. Novation // Control Classic Synths
Not many pad controllers let you plug directly into classic hardware synths. Launchpad Pro does, and with its MIDI output and Scale Mode, it can unlock your hardware's hidden potential.

Buchla Easel V Tutorials

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Arturia


Buchla Easel V Tutorials: Episode 1 - Finding your way
Buchla Easel V Tutorials: Episode 2 - Modulation and Control Sources
Buchla Easel V Tutorials: Episode 3 - Exploring the additional features in Buchla Easel V

"French music software & hardware creators Arturia have created a series of tutorial videos demonstrating the features and functions of their recently released Buchla Easel V, a software recreation of Don Buchla's legendary Music Easel.
The in-depth tutorial - hosted by Glen Darcey - is presented in 3 parts, covering its layout, modulation and control sources, as well as the additional new features.

Recreating the leftfield brainchild of visionary synth legend Don Buchla, the Buchla Easel V maintains the unique, inspirational approach to sound creation that made the original a true cult icon. Over and above the standard parameters synth enthusiasts expect to find on an instrument, the Buchla Easel V provides a recreation of Don's innovative slider system. Each slider provides a unique voice, overtone, animation, shape, or color to the sound, opening up an exciting, fresh way of sculpting sound, and giving even seasoned professionals a chance to rediscover the joy of synthesis.

Authentically recreating Buchla's experimental, West coast sound was no small feat, and pushed the limits of TAEⓇ: Arturia's exclusive analog emulation technology. The incredibly accurate modeling - mapping out and reproducing the nuanced response of every analog component within the instrument - makes Buchla Easel V a truly cutting edge product. This level of intense detail means that each voice of polyphony requires around 20% of an i7's processor power.

While famed for the accuracy of their software emulations, Arturia also rework their instruments to include optional features that would have been impossible on the original instruments. Arturia have created many subtle improvements to the interface of the Buchla Easel V, in the true spirit of Buchla's legacy. They have also included an extra, ground-breaking synth engine: Gravity. Using an interactive physics engine to create animated, organic sounds, the addition of this powerful new synth engine makes Buchla Easel V a synth that's truly out of the world.

Buchla Easel V is one of four new stunning vintage instrument recreations that are included in V Collection 6 - Arturia's groundbreaking retro synth and keyboard package. Containing 21 instruments, each modeled after a keyboard that changed the face of music as we know it. Within V Collection, you'll find meticulously modeled analog synths, digital powerhouses, incredible performance keyboards, acoustic and electric pianos, organs, a string machine, and even a sampler.

Breathing life back into the most iconic keyboard instruments of all time, V Collection is the ultimate creativity launchpad, and an essential studio tool for the modern music producer."

A Merry Christmas from Caitlin and the Mad Music Machine.

Published on Dec 19, 2017 The Mad Music Machine

"Caitlin explains how we use the Moog Mother-32 to control and mix the outputs from the E352 Cloud Terrarium.

She then uses this patch, together with the Hexinverter Mutant Drums and the Roland System-1m, to play a special Christmas tune using Sonic Pi MIDI sequencing."

EBM Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5"

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Evgeny Gurov

New Soviet DIY synth. Link to the workshop:

EBM Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" EBM Bass
Жирный Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" Fat Bass
Жирный Лид "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" Fat Lead
Небольшой обзор аналогового синтезатера "Звуковой объект №5"

Some pics:

Korg Wavestation A/D

via this auction

"Korg Wavestation A/D
fully working
backlight replaced with new one
excellent cosmetic condition
original manuals
huge collection of soundbanks in sysex format"

SYNTHSCAPER Soundscaping Synth - Quick Play Demo for the iPad

Published on Dec 18, 2017 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: SynthScaper - iMusicAlbum

Waldorf Q Synthesizer Frosted Glass Mug Stein!

via this auction

"Rare Collector’s Item!

100% fully functional!"


Access Virus TI2 Polar Dark Star Limited Edition SN *EPEFUTiDX6Y*

via this auction

ROLAND SPV-355 P/V Pitch-to-Voltage Synth SN 870714

via this auction

Roland TB-303

via this auction

Mos-Lab Model 15 and Two Moogerfoogers.

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Resonant Anvil

"Model 15 by MOS-LAB. All audio from the Model 15. Fullest sound on headphones. Begins with Model 15 input to animation pattern A3 on MF-105 MuRF, then lines-out from the Model 15 VCA come in. Frequency and rectangular-width sweep from MF-103 Phaser thoughout. Fullest sound on headphones.Thanks to Rythmicons for suggesting adding the MuRF in commenting on a previous version of the patch, the basic of which are:

Sweep from Moog MF-103 12-Stage Phaser patched to OSC 2 Frequency and OSC 3 (VCO) PWM. OSC 1 frequency tracking switched off.

Sound sources: OSC 1 Triangular, OSC 2 Sine and Triangular, OSC 3 Sine and Rectangular. OSC 2 synced to OSC 3 Triangular source. AC modulation of OSC 1 from OSC 2 Rectangular source."

Noise Generator for Doepfer DIY Synth & Moog Mother-32

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Yo!

DIY HexInverter Nein OH Nein Clap - Demo - Midiverse - TV - MVM #98

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to take a quick look at a DIY Eurorack Module that we recently finished building, this is the HexInverter Nein Oh Nein Clap. Let's check it out!"


Published on Dec 19, 2017 Worwell

"Linnstrument/Eurorack patch"

MILES COSMO // LIVE JAMMING / Elektron Digitakt, Octatrack

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Miles Cosmo

"A short jam of something I've been working on. The Digitakt is doing most of the work here, freshly loaded with samples from NI Battery 4. Enjoy!"

Christmas songs on Fairlight | Arturia CMI V

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Here is my end of year wrap-up. We'll discuss the gear that has come and gone since my last update, I'll take about my job situation and plans for the future plus of course, we'll play some Christmas songs on an emulation of the Fairlight CMI mega-sampler from the 80s.

In 1980, the Fairlight CMI turned heads with the introduction of digital sampling. It was an expensive instrument, if memory serves me right about $100,000. It helped define the sound of the 80s. Now you can get this sound in a VST plugin, thanks to the newly released Arturia CMI V, part of the Arturial V Collection 6."

Future Sound Systems Gristleizer - TG3 Filter - Chris Carter, Roy Gwinn and Finlay Shakespeare

Published on Dec 19, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the second video on the four new Gristleizer modules from Future Sound Systems made in collaboration with Roy Gwinn (the original circuit designer) and Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle.

This time I have the TG3 filter that provides a band pass, wah-wah like filtering but with bags of characters, resonance, distortion, quirks and all. It's a very cool characterful piece of kit that is way more than just a filter for your oscillators. Once you've watched this head over to this link - [posted here] - and watch the TG4 Modulator (VCA) video which is just as a good and way more than just a VCA. The distortion and drive stages on that are absolutely gorgeous!"

Roland CR-78 Vintage Drum Machine In Action

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Doctor Mix

"From 1978 here's the ultra rare Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Drum Machine."

AE modular Demo SEQ16 analog sequencer

Published on Dec 19, 2017 tangible waves

"Demo of the SEQ16 analog sequencer for AE modular; made by Zbginiew Kowalczyk" aka Dziam Bass.

Sometimes (Octatrack, Analog Four, OP-1, vPed)

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Rephazer

"Hi folks, this is a re-uploaded track which got a bit lost in a different jam, but I tought deserved some more attention on it's own. I hope you like it :)

OP-1: Air Choir Pad
vPed: Strings, Piano, Additional Bass and Percussion
Analog Four: Bass, Kick, Atmospheric pads and arps
Octatrack: Main (Midi) Sequencer/Clock, Beats, Arps and Granular.

This will be my last upload this year so I wish every subscriber and listener a merry christmas and a happy 2018! Thanks for the support and thanks for watching/listening."

Fuzzo Frizzbeebot Roland SH 7 Analog Synthesizer Review

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"First review of the Oscillator section of this great vintage analog raw oscillator sound's at the end."

The $43.50 SH-7. Previous posts here.

Roland SH 7 Analog Synthesizer Review #1
Roland SH 7 review #2 Sync
Roland SH 7 Review # 3 duo-phonic
Roland SH 7 review #4 sonic pallet
Roland SH 7 review #5 analog workflow
Roland SH 7 review #6 complexity

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