MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Intellijel Mixup - Compact Mono/Stereo Chainable Mixer Eurorack Module

Published on Dec 20, 2017

"The Intellijel Mixup is a high quality compact audio mixer module for Eurorack. You can connect up to two mono inputs and three stereo inputs for a total of eight possible audio channels. Level controls and muting switches are available for the first three sets of channels. It also offers the handy ability of being chainable so that you can link more than one module to create an even bigger mixer."

"Mixup is a versatile, expandable audio mixer for eurorack format. It has eight front panel inputs and two outputs. Inputs 1 and 2 are single-channel mono inputs, each with its own mute switch and level control; Input 3 is a dual-channel stereo input with a shared mute and level control; and input 4 is an auxiliary unity-gain, non-mutable stereo input.

Using bus connectors on the back panel, you can chain multiple Mixups together in series, giving you the ability to mix together even more inputs, or to create sub-mixes for routing around larger systems.

Because Mixup is designed specifically for audio (and not for CV mixing), it uses AC-coupled circuitry (which reduces the potential for ‘pops’ when muting and unmuting audio), and it uses audio-grade, logarithmic attenuators for a smooth, even response across the entire volume range."

AniModule *XXX_OR : Screenprinting Aluminum Front Panels with Epoxy ink

Published on Dec 20, 2017 JRock17991

"Check Out our Modules at :
A comprehensive video following the process of AniModule Front Panel creation, from Prep to ScreenPrinting. Also some witty banter (IIDSSM).
*XXX_OR is 3 channels of cascaded Analog XOR"

Electribe 2 | Ambient XIII

Published on Dec 20, 2017 r beny

"Happy Holidays"

Can the SH-01A sound like a Juno?

Published on Dec 20, 2017 ranzee av

"Here I explore the similar characteristics of the SH-101 and Juno synth architecture. Both having single oscillators, the same waveform options, PWM etc. So if we put a chorus on the SH-01A will it sound the same as the JU-06?

I'll try out the Boss CE-5 chorus ensemble pedal as well as the MXR analog chorus pedal ... which one sounds better?"

Accent - Modular (and more) Jam #22

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Jay Hoskins

Title: Accent
Genre: Electronic Melodic Ambient Downtempo
Artist: Rite Rain Causality - Jay Hoskins

"Played live and recorded directly from the stereo mixer outputs.

I replaced the Tempi with a Pamela's New Workout and midi breakout which is easier do a master clock with run/stop and sync the external gear. In this jam the Pamela is the master clock. The circuit is just doing drums this time.
Drone comes from the Mutable Instruments braids through the Eowave Fluctuations filter which has independent modulations on A & B channels and then panned left and right in the mixer. It is sequenced by the Make Noise Rene. Drone audio is double through rings and modulated by Pamela.
The same sequence plays a line on the Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600 along with several modulations.
The bass arp is on the Akai Timbre Wolf in polyphonic mode. Since the notes rotate through the oscillators it is easy to have each voice have a slightly different texture and make it interesting.
Finally the Korg MS-20 provides the primary melody and theme."


Published on Dec 11, 2017 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Studio maestro Stimming returns to review the Acidbox III for Telekom Electronic Beats TV and A brand new offering from the Latvian visionaries at Erica Synths, the box has stirred up excitement due to it boasting the infamous Polivoks filter in stereo mode with extended modulation possibilities."

See this post for details on Erica Synths Acidbox III.

Body Fool - Bio

Published on Dec 18, 2017 Body Fool

PSE warning: this one has flashy lights.

Body Fool - Bio
Body Fool

Video from supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Body Fool.

Buchla Music Easel: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Kyle Swisher

All parts here.

Korg Volca FM - Let's Build A... Pad II!

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"The second video in the series where we take a look at building a patch from scratch on the Volca FM. We're back looking at pads, but this time taking somewhat of a more "traditional" route to get the richness we're after by layering multiple carriers. We also look at how we can manipulate the envelopes to get more attack out of our patches.

Here's a Synthmata link to the finished patch:"

Jupiter 8 through RS202 Chorus/Ensemble

"tried a small experiment
i am lucky enough to have a modified RS202 with an audio ext in in the chorus ensemble
i just played with the Jupiter 8 through that chorus (a short piece from Alarcen / Goyone, initially played on a Solina)
It's interesting to hear quad vco (dual mode) or triangle in an ensemble chorus"

System 80 JOVE Filter & 850 Multi-Utility Eurorack Modules

Two pics via CONTROL

"New from Toronto's System80 JOVE Filter derived from Jupiter-6/8 & 850 mod Multi-Utility LFO/S+H/Noise"

Glou-Glou Rendez-Vous Phaser/Filter With Pro-One Synth

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows some sounds that are possible with the Glou-Glou Rendez-Vous phaser and filter pedal. The input sound is a Sequential Circuits Pro-One monophonic synthesizer. The Rendez-Vous has many options for sound shaping as well as signal routing and includes an LFO, envelope follower and CV input.

Rendezvous available here:"

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

BARD Synthesizers - IVAN (Phosphor/Vacuum Tube Overdrive/Distortion) @

Published on Dec 20, 2017 eightball

"BARD Synthesizers - IVAN is phosphor/vacuum tube asymmetric overdrive/distortion module for eurorack modular synthesizers.

IVAN's heart is Russian vacuum tube IV-15 which can act like soft/hard clipper, saturator, wave procesor."

'Ivan is an overdrive unit that uses tiny Vacuum Fluorescent Display to process incoming audio signals (yes, because it’s a triode!). It accepts DC coupled signals as well allowing it to operate as cool and nice indicator (still with useful AC coupled output). It offers a plenty of gain and hot 10V peak-to-peak output of asymmetrical triode-diode clipping.

Controls (from top):

Audio input level

3HP / 30 mm depth without connector
current needs: +12V: 50mA, -12V: 10mA
generates little of heat"


Radical Frequencies Dual Precision Oscillator (LMS EE)

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Learning Modular


1.Radical Frequencies DPVCO 1/4: overview (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)

The Radical Frequencies Dual Precision VCO features a pair of oscillator with excellent tracking (6 octaves is the claim) that go from slow LFOs up into very high frequencies. It offers both linear and exponential FM, pulse width modulation up into the audible range, and soft sync. The advantage of having two oscillators behind one panel is that it features a lot of intelligent normalization, as well as jacks with attenuators to plug in external signals. This first movie features a demo arpeggio showing off the major features, and then demonstrates each of its waveforms and major sections:

0:00 demo
2:51 specs & background
4:07 tuning range
5:13 pulse width modulation
5:58 square wave
7:06 sawtooth
7:45 triangle
8:35 sine
9:17 (repatching & retuning)
10:00 soft sync
11:06 preview of next two movies

For more details about using the Dual Precision VCO (as well as other modules I’ve made videos for), I encourage you to join the Learning Modular Patreon Tribe: For more on the Learning Modular Synthesis Eurorack Expansion Project for those exploring what module to add to their system next, visit

2. Radical Frequencies DPVCO 2/4: static FM (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
In this second movie on the Radical Frequencies Dual Precision VCO, I focus on dialing in frequency modulation using the front panel controls, without any external envelopes or VCAs. If you’d like a demo of the differences between linear and exponential FM – and what things like waveshape and offset mean to the resulting tuning – this movie is for you. Near the end, I also demonstrate pulse width modulation, including the great sound you get when you modulate it with an audio oscillator as well. Here is a breakdown of what’s covered when in this movie:

0:00 overview
0:46 triangle versus sine for carrier
1:04 entrainment
1:50 linear FM
6:49 exponential FM
12:11 pulse width modulation
13:18 combining techniques
13:51 cross-modulation

3. Radical Frequencies DPVCO 3/4: dynamic FM (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
In this third movie on the Radical Frequencies Dual Precision VCO, I focus on dynamic frequency modulation where I use an external envelope and VCA to dynamically change the FM depth for each note played. I compare linear versus exponential FM, showing where linear is good for tonal and sustained sounds while exponential is good at percussion as well as adding pluck or strike to the start of each note. Here is a breakdown of what’s covered when in this movie:

0:00 overview
0:38 the basic patch
1:20 dialing in enveloped linear FM
3:45 enveloping exponential FM
4:54 FM percussion sounds
5:47 adding an FM strike or pluck
7:49 layering techniques

4. Radical Frequencies DPVCO 4/4: soft sync (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
In this fourth and final movie on the Radical Frequencies Dual Precision VCO, I focus on its soft sync function. I explain how sync works, compare soft and hard sync, and play around with creating alternate timbres and glitchy enveloped sounds using soft sync. Here is a breakdown of the final movie:

0:00 an overview of sync
2:28 tuning the master lower than the slave
3:26 tuning the master higher than the slave
5:01 soft sync variations
6:54 enveloping the slave’s pitch (including hard sync comparison)
9:18 layering techniques

Techno / Industrial live jam with Synthstrom Audible Deluge, Moog, Volca FM, MB33: "Touch my hand"

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"my first techno-industrial jam with the new Deluge from Synthstrom Audible as master in my setup.
Next to this new piece of gear, there is a new clip intro! (Many thx to Deconinck S: )

Deluge: drums, vocal sample, additional FM sound and sequencer
Volca FM: lead FM sequence
MB 33 retro: bass
Sub Phatty: staccato sequence

external FX: TC Electronic M-One XL & M-350, Lexicon MX 200

all recorded in one go, no over-dub.

thanks for watching! Please give a like, leave a comment and hit the subscribe button if you liked this music.

Shimanski Beats (c) 2017"

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay Sound Demo (No Talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay Sound Demo (No Talking) with Novation Peak."

Deck the halls - A minor modular christmas jam

Published on Dec 20, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

There are a couple of very dynamic parts in the video, please be careful with the volume the first time you listen.

Ho, ho, ho!

Someone planted an idea in my head the other day, and I just could not let this go and leave for Europe.... without doing a Christmas song. :)

This is not your ordinary cheerful Christmas tune, it is more of a freeform experimental interpretation of the old classic "deck the halls" melody played in minor key.

The modular is doing all the work on this one, Braids droning away with a 3xSaw through the ripples filter, Rings is doing the melody played by me on the beatstep, a heavily chopped up jingle bells rhythm sample in the morphagene plus some sequenced bass/drum/beats sort of in the BIA by the Octone.

FX, RE-20 + keeley electronic caverns shimmer reverb + delay.

Current rack on modulargrid:

Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!! See you all again next year!"

MOOG SUB37 MOTHER32 Jammin' with videocam

Published on Dec 20, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"just a small jamming with my moogs and TR-09 and take the videocam with me during jam.
Sorry for the "abrupt" end, the memory card was full...."

Roland JD800 Keyboard (King Britt Edition)

via this auction, also on MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS.

"This is a near mint condition Roland JD800. This particular model is owned by producer / remixer, King Britt. This edition was used as his signature ‘Scuba’ sound for many years. Half of the patches are custom, that have appeared on so many remixes & recordings from Everything But The Girl (Rollercoaster) to Miles Davis (Shhhhhhh! Sea4Miles Remix) to all of his signature Scuba remixes. Also in all his production from 1992-2015."

Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas

Published on Dec 20, 2017 quelltll

miniMO synth - MIDI Sequencer Demo

Published on Dec 20, 2017 enveloop

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

In this video I showcase all the features of a miniMO programmed as a MIDI sequencer, including both Play and Edit modes. I cover a lot of ground in a short space, so if you have any questions please let me know in the comments :)"

Arturia CMI V Tutorials

CMI V Tutorials: Episode 1 - A tour of CMI V
CMI V Tutorials: Episode 2 - How to use Sampling and Sample Editing
CMI V Tutorials: Episode 3 - Exploring Time Synthesis in CMI V
CMI V Tutorials: Episode 4 - Using Spectral Synthesis in CMI V

"Multi-award winning music software & hardware developer Arturia have released a tutorial series on the finer details of CMI V, their recently unveiled recreation of the Fairlight CMI: the 'mother of all samplers' that changed the face of contemporary music production.

Presented by Glen Darcey, this 4 part video series covers the key concepts of the instrument, letting users quickly familiarize themselves with its features and functions. This series includes a quick tour of the instrument, shows you how to load and edit samples, and explores the new Time and Spectral synthesis possibilities.

While ludicrously powerful and undeniably revolutionary, the original Fairlight CMI was typical of early digital instruments: sluggish, temperamental, and notoriously difficult to program. Despite these quirks, whole studios based their sound around the unparalleled capabilities of this revolutionary sampler, and many now-legendary record producers made the CMI their signature mix ingredient.

Reborn for the modern production age, CMI V has been revamped, reworked, and reimagined to create an equally ground-breaking instrument, built to inspire today’s musicians just as the original did since its 1979 release. Building on the classic sampler functions that are now second nature to most 21st century musicians and producers, and true to their form of revitalizing retro instruments with powerful new features, Arturia have created a living, breathing, true synth & sampling instrument.

Sculpt harmonics and gain access to vast waveform controls with the Spectral Synth; import audio and create your own personalized sample-scapes; and take command of 32 harmonic sound envelopes in the additive Time Synth. CMI V is truly the triumphant return of a giant, a fitting tribute to the monumental sampler that inspired generations of musicians, and turned the whole industry on its head.

CMI 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."

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Red Means Recording

"Artiphon sent me an INSTRUMENT 1 to demo. Here's that demo.

The INSTRUMENT 1 is a multifaceted, multidimensional MIDI controller that you can use to play software instruments on Mac, PC, and iOS.

You can change its behavior using the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor software. Play modes include things guitar, bowed instruments, pianos, percussion, autoharp and more. A built-in arpeggiator and various scale modes can inspire new ways of interfacing with your software or hardware instruments. It has velocity and aftertouch and you should touch it and think about your life."

Modular Monthly: Cosmic percussion with the Blue Lantern Asteroid Mini Synth

Published on Dec 20, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Percussion synthesis is hurtling towards us from Blue Lantern Modules. To get the most out of Blue Lantern modules, we’ll need clocks, modulation and mixing…"

Contour pt. 2: Mirrored Output for Crossfading and Panning of Audio and CV

Published on Dec 20, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"The Contour's Mirrored Output can be used, with a dual VCA such as Dynamix, for panning and crossfading. These processes are not limited to audio: CV panning and crossfading can yield interesting results with relatively simple patches."

Part 1 here.

Novation Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

via the seller: "I bought this Novation Peak a couple weeks ago based on it being MPE-compatible (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression). It's virtually n-e-w (I think I have to spell it like that or eBay has a fit). But, to be honest and not over-promte I'm listing it as Used rather that N-E-W Other. My purpose was to use the Novation Peak with a Roli Seaboard Rise. It does the MPE thing for the most part, but it doesn't integrate as tightly as I'd like in that regard. For one thing, I haven't got the MPE pitch bend to really work properly with the Roli. The Novation Peak works fine with 'regular' keyboards, of which I have several. And because I have several keyboards and a bunch 'o modules I don't really need another sound module that doesn't completely do what I bought it for. As a regular 8-voice polyphonic instrument it sounds great, really great. I'm tempted to keep it anyway, but I'm not really going to use it like I wanted to."

Roland SH-101 Vintage Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser

via this auction

KOMA Field Kit FX ft. o-coast

Published on Dec 20, 2017 KOMA Elektronik

"Four new patches on the new Field Kit FX highlighting the Frequency Shifter, Looper, Spring Reverb and Digital Delay together with the Make Noise o-coast!

The Field Kit FX is currently in production and will be shipping from March 2018 onwards."

AJH Synth - Mega-Phase 12

Published on Dec 20, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the absolute bees knees of an analogue phaser that is the Mega-Phase 12 from AJH Synth. It has a unique stage selection and separate emphasis (feedback/resonance) stage selection allowing you to duck and dive between phase cancellations, vary tones, more or less resonance and also take it through several 'classic' phaser sounds quickly."

Tactilator (Tactile Modulator) Analogue Modulation Station Synth

via this auction

"Tactilator (Tactile Modulator) Station for the processing/shaping of incoming audio.

See control map photo for full functionality. [below]

Works particularly well with an" Otrillodyne" Drone Synth (See separate listing)
but can accept any input via 1/4 inch jack.


All recycled materials + vintage bakelite knobs that I collected in the early 2000's

Genuinely sorry to be selling this but our shitty car has packed in...


Green Tube - Blinks in time with the LFO

1/4 inch audio input
Mute Switch
Input Level
Octave Down Level
Octave Switch

Envelope Level
LFO level
LFO Freq

Patchable: VCF, CV, IN
Waveform Select VCF, VCA, VCR

VCA Volume,
Envelope Level
LFO level

Envelope Level
LFO level

Master Volume
1/4 inch Output

Patchable: Ground

Envelope Time

Gate Source

The Tactilator has 6 keys and 6 outputs with associated tuning knobd.

Ships with instructions and Control Map and Power Supply.

Make sure to connect wire marked + on power supply to + power bolt (+ is stamped onto wood above correct terminal)"

oriental shifty idea

Published on Dec 19, 2017 nnoiz Papp

"first test with intellijel SHIFTY and Quadra
soundsources: Verbos Complex Oscilator, Verbos Harmonic Oscilator
cwejman VCO-2RM Filter: cwejman QMMF-4"

Patch n Tweak

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