MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

New Model 416 Meta Expander for the BEMI Buchla Music Easel


"The Model 416 Meta Expander is a fully-fledged, standalone breakout-box for the BEMI Music Easel, which provides access to all of the Easel- and Program Card's patch points (effectively doubling the Easel's control voltage possibilities), and greatly extends the Easel's capabilities by having several useful modules build in.

The Model 416 Meta Expander communicates bi-directionally with the Easel by means of a custom-designed Edge Card and a 60-pin flat ribbon cable.

A quick rundown of the Model 416 Meta Expander's capabilities:

Doubling the Easel's patch panel CV's (pitch, timbre, period, etc), with modulation depth controls. This then allows to modulate these parameters with [at least] two sources simultaneously.

Bringing out extra patch points not accessible on the Easel's patch panel. Full control over the Envelope's Attack, Sustain & Release. Voltage control over the Complex Osc's Waveshape Level. Access to all of the Sequencer's steps, and control over its number of Stages. Access to Random Voltages 3 & 4 (the Easel's patch panel only provides RV's 1 & 2).

Trigger inputs for the Sequencer, Envelope, Pulser & Random, opening up the Easel to external synchronisation.
Full voltage control over most of the Easel's switches.

In addition, the Model 416 Meta Expander offers extra custom-designed modules to vastly expand upon the Easel's features:

Two fast Comparators, with threshold control, for pulse generation, with both 3.5mm & banana inputs, separate outputs (2ms @ 10V), as well as a combined output (A+B). They can drive any triggerable module in the Easel.

A Noise module with White, Pink-ish and Slow-Varying Random outputs. Since White & Pink Noise are simultaneously available at Tini-jax & banana outputs, they can serve as both modulation- and audio sources. Slow Random is available at several patch points across the panel.

Roland Jupiter 8 + Alesis Ion MiniMoog Solo

Published on Jan 4, 2018 synthartist69

Flutter Noodle

Published on Jan 4, 2018 John L Rice

"While experimenting with polyphonic patches I recorded this little tidbit and made a video out of it along with some still shots of the patch.

There are four identical voices each using the following modules:
Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCO (pulse wave out)
Synth Tech MOTM-800 EG (for VCA modulation)
Synth Tech MOTM-190 dual VCA (1/2)
Moon Modular 517 dual VCF (1/2)
Moon Modular 511D ADSR (1/2) (for VCF modulation)
Synth Tech MOTM-380 quad LFO (1/4) for VCO PWM

The 4 voices are controlled via a Roland A-88 MIDI keyboard through a Synth Tech MOTM-650 quad MIDI to CV converter. The Moon 517 VCFs are additionally modulated by 4 outputs of a Krisp1 OCTO LFO which is itself modulated by a MOTM-320 LFO.

The "flutter" effect is created by switching the Moon 511D EGs to Gated Retrigger mode so that when a key is held down the EG that modulates the VCF channel for the associated voice goes into loop mode. Three of the voices loop at one rate and the fourth 'lead' voice is set to loop at a faster rate.

Effects used are Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals, Roland RSP-550 multi effects rack and a touch of a Sony reverb plugin."

Waldorf Microwave II Rack Mount Synthesizer

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Mellow Eurorack Modular vs. iPad Moog Model 15

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Sequenox

"Jamming with my Eurorack Modular and the iPad Moog Model 15..."

Modular Performance - Caught in the Act (Verbos, Mutable Instruments, Make Noise)

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Mike Thomas

"A patch made up mostly of Verbos and Mutable Instruments noisemakers, with LOTS of sequencing as modulation."

Marcus Padrini - Influences (Synth Track)

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"A synth track with a lot of musical influences from the past, like Progressive Rock, instrumental rock and maybe a little bit of video games. Recorded live using:

Roland MC-808: MIDI Sequencer and Drums
Korg Radias: Synth Brass
Moog Sub 37: Synth Lead 1
Arp Odyssey: Synth Lead 2
Yamaha DX7: Synth Bass
Nord Stage 2ex: Piano"

Trautonia Capra - Plays the Korg PS-3100 Synthesizer, Industriefilm Hütte Völklingen

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Trautonia Capra

"This is Trautonia Capra on her PS-3100 Synthesizer, live ,no overdubs, pure PS-3100
Video by Matthias Schuster filmed on location Hütte Völklingen"


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Technosaurus Microcon + Cyclodon 1998 SN TMC-2299 & TCD-2244

via this auction

"Here we have a really cool pair of swiss made synth gear.
Made by deluxe modular synth builder Technosaurus end 90s until 00 somewhat.
Sounding surprisingly interesting, charming, fat. Great build quality."

Doepfer MS-404 TB 303 Emulator SN 941258

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Doepfer Dark Time MIDI and CV Analog Style Sequencer

via this auction

"Doepfer Dark time midi/cv sequencer. Pairs well with eurorack and modular but will sequence anything. Excellent condition, includes US power adapter. I removed the wood side panels since I preferred it without them but they are included."

Synthesis Technology E352 Morphing Terrarium - Limited Edition Black Panel Eurorack Module

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Novation Nova - Factory Demo Songs

Published on Jan 4, 2018 DKDiveDude

"Novation Nova - Factory Demo Songs.

This video contain the two factory demo songs in the Novation Nova, essentially a Novation SuperNova in a desktop format.

Out of my 20+ synths, this one along with my Korg Radias-R, Roland JP-8080, and Roland SH-32 are my favorites."

SSF Entity Percussion Synthesizer - FM Sounds

Published on Jan 4, 2018 SteadyStateFate

"Examples using the Entity PS as a frequency modulated lead sound and simple hi hat.

Patch Description:

The Entity PS is triggered via GateStorm and tracked 1V/OCT by The QuBit Octone (also clocked via GateStorm).

Frequency Modulation is set to FM only on the EPS. Modulation provided by Spectrum VCO.

The Ultra-Random Analog is clocked via GateStorm, S&H B is patched into the DECAY CV input on the EPS for minor variation in decay length.

Kick from the Entity Bass Drum Synthesizer."

PEDAL DRONE Sample Library Outsider Sound Design

Published on Dec 7, 2017 Outsider Sound Design

Note there are 3 videos in the playlist above - the intro followed by two of the recording sessions. Filing this one under new synth effects. You will recognize some manufactures in the list below. Outsider Sound Design is also new supporting Memmber of MATRIXSYNTH! See for full details on the sample pack.

"This sample library features experiments with 147 electric guitar effects pedals. No input / feedback synthesis. All pedals feeding back into themselves within complex routing chains. Recorded in 16 sessions, this pack includes 500 wav files recorded in 16 bit / 44.1 sample rate. Most files range in size between 30 seconds 90 seconds. 3.5 GB of content in total. Ready to drag and drop into your game, film, or musical project. There is a wide range of sounds. Drones, noise, ambients, and more.

Below is a list of the pedals used for the recording sessions. All product names used in this website are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Outsider Sound Design. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products used as processing for the sample set.

4ms Atoner
4ms Noise Swash [ DIY Build ]

Electro Traveller - Deluge + Animoog

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Metunar
Re-Published on Jan 6, 2018

"Live performance with the Synthstrom Deluge and the Moog Animoog App on the iPad.
The Animoog is only holding a note and has modulation of the waveform thru the touchscreen.
With the Deluge i sequence and transpose live the Animoog sound.
Recorded at the Central Park of Songdo, Incheon, South Korea."

Wavegrower Themes

Published on Oct 18, 2017 2 by bukowski official

"Wavegrower Themes is a collection of five short music pieces made by 2 by bukowski (, inspired by and made as a tribute to Wavegrower's ( art.

Into the Wave
Moog Mother 32: 3 overdubbed tracks through MXR Carbon Copy and TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 for the pad like sounds
Roland JX-03: long-attack Strings patch

Roland JX-03: LFO’d strings patch
Strymon Deco: Overdrive on Strings and Beat Track
Moog Mother 32: bass
Arturia MicroBrute: blip sound effect (square wave LFO modulating the VCF, randomness is by manually plugging and unplugging the patch cable) through MXR Carbon Copy, TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2

Roland JX-03: Lead Synth sound
MS-20: Soft background arpeggio in the last 15 seconds
MS-20: High arpeggio
Moog Mother 32: 3 tracks - bass, hihat, sequence with some delay from MXR Carbon Copy, and reverb from TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2

Bubble Wave
Moog Mother 32: Random voltage from the assignable patch bay output used to create the main theme, Hall of Fame 2 reverb, MXR carbon copy delay
Roland JX-03: Background sound with high legato time and amplitude LFO

"S" Tunnel
Moog Mother 32: 3 overdubbed tracks for the main theme via MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay, TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 Reverb
Arturia MicroBrute: Bass sequence
Korg Microkorg XL: low pad"

Korg Volca FM Patch Pack 02 (Percussive) - FREE!

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"Here's my second free patch pack for the Korg Volca FM! It's centred around percussive sounds, so expect bonks, smacks, clangs, woody basses, glittering smashes and glitchy prangs!

You can find the downloads for the patches on my website:"

VIRTUAL JD-990 editor / programmer for Logic

Available on Reverb andeBay.

The maker wrote in to let us know the editor is now compatible "in Logic X 10.3.3 but has been incompatible since 8 on and is still only working now in 4-7 and 10.3.3 - still no go in v8 - 9, up to X 10.3.2." A little confusing, but there you have it. :) Know your versions.

"This software is a Virtual JD-990 synthesizer programmer for use with the ROLAND JD-990 synthesizer (only possible in Logic 4-7 and Logic X 10.3.3 or higher). It emulates the JD-800 front panel plus adds the additional JD-990 parameters in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio/sequencer program (formerly Emagic Logic). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer.

This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will NOT run in Ableton, Reason, AU, VST or any other host - it is not a plug-in but one importable layer of the Logic environment."

Noise Engineering EOY 2017 Report

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Noise Engineering

"Last jams of 2017. This is a case I use for deep testing of prototypes and checking out other brands' kit. Oh, and making music :)

1x Manis Iteritas
2x Cursus Iteritas
2x Basimilus Iteritas

1x Mimetic Digitalis (prototype)
1x Jabara Sequent (prototype)
1x Lapsus Os (prototype)
1x Sinc Mori (prototype)
1x Clepsidra Diazoma (prototype)
1x Tiptop Circadian Rhythms (8x8 mode only)

1x Make Noise LxD
1x Mutable Clouds
1x WMD/SSF Pole Zero
1x 2HP FRZ

1x Xerest Numeri (prototype)
1x Bastl ABC

1x Soleo Vero (prototype)
1x Extra Mullet
1x The Mullet
1x Malekko MLT
1x Paloma"

E-MU Systems Emax II Rack SN 08100186

via this auction

"E-mu Emax II 16-bit rack sampler, in very nice condition, with SCSI interface and internal hard drive. Get a free Syntaur T-shirt with this purchase!"

Spectral Audio Neptune 2 analog mono rackmount synth

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Moog Micromoog

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Elektron Sidstation 2005

Uploaded on Jan 3, 2018 soloudmusic

"This is a rough, and ugly demo of the Sid Station. Each sound starts off dry, then reverb is ramped up through the end."

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Access Virus Ti Desktop

via this auction 5U 22

via this auction

"Entry Level 22 System beefed up with additional modules, most notably the

Q167 LFO++ and Q173 GATE MATH modules.

2 Q106 Oscillator

2 Q109 Envelope Generator

3 Q108 Amplifier (VCA)

Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter

Q107 State-Variable Filter

Q137 Power Module

Q174 MIDI Interface

Q124 Multiples

Q116 Ring Modulator

Q110 Noise

Q113 8-Channel Mixer

Q167 LFO++

Q173 Gate Math

All modules housed in a 22-space (2 rows of 11 spaces) vinyl-covered MDF portable cabinet with protective lid.

Powered by a QPS1 Power Supply good for 66 spaces with QDH20

Power Harness for 20 Modules."

Roland JX-3P Vintage Polyphonic Analogue Synthesiser

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YAMAHA VL1 Version 2 Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer w/ BC2 breath controller SN KIO1006

via this auction

"Tone Generator/ Type S/VA (Self-oscillating Virtual Acoustic Synthesis).
Modifiers Harmonic Enhancer Dynamic Filter (LPF, HPF, BPF, BEF, with resonance) Equalizer (5 bands with frequency, resonance, and boost/ cut control). Impulse Expander. Resonator.
Effects 32-bit digital signal processor, stereo in/ stereo out. Modulation effects (flanger, pitch change, distortion). Feed back delay. Reverberation.
Play mode Voice mode only. Smallest tone generator units: elements. Voices use 1 or 2 elements. Voices are composed on "common data" and "element data".
Polyphony 2 notes max.
Assign Modes Mono, Poly, Unison"

ROLAND RS-505 PARAPHONIC Vintage Analog Synthesizer

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sismo session #1

sismo session #1 from sismo on Vimeo.

"'sismo sessions' get close to the sismo synths in action.

Gear at the session #1:

- Casio SK1: multiple percussion, previously sampled from Yamaha QY10

- Yamaha QY10: Bass drum

- Korg SQ1: send the MIDI out to Yamaha QY10, CV to Sismo Little Bird and Sismo Zer0A

- Sismo Zer0A: main synth sound

- Sismo Little Bird: optical noise sound

- Casio PT82: some tones

- Yamaha CS01 MKII: white noise filtered"

5U // - Q124 Multiples

Published on Jan 4, 2018 DiscoverNoise

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Taking a look at the functions and possibilies of the Q124 Multiples module in 5U (MU) format. Q124 Multiples:


AJH Synth - Finaliser R-EQ

Published on Jan 4, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Oh Allan you're a beast of a synth designer and we love you for it (just day dreaming about the Mega-Phase 12, MiniMod series and new Gemini 2412). Allan at AJH has brought a new way to "finalise" your modular patches with this lovely little mono four band parametric EQ, hi and low exciter/finaliser and mono or stereo in to stereo out reverb. Yes it's basic in terms of CV (you can modulate reverb level only) but the EQ sounds amazing, the excitement does too, it clips nicely it you want to drive things and the splash of depth and colour is lovely on this modulated and "classic" digital sounding verb. This module has found it's way into adding that final shape and 3D depth to my patches and modular mixes since it came into the case. Stellar work from AJH (as expected)."

Modular Minute EP.4 Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO (Eurorack Module)

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Today I quickly take a look at the Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO, honestly one of my favorite Oscillator modules for the Eurorack format, I love wavetable synths, so this is a real treat! Check out the One Minute Synth P-Review for a full minute of sound examples!"

Analog Lab 3 Tutorial: Covering all the exciting features of Analog Lab 3 w/ Quincas!

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Arturia

"Join Quincas from Arturia and take a look at the exciting new features in Analog Lab 3, the total creative solution that contains over 6,500 amazing presets from the flagship V Collection 6 software bundle. From combining sounds, setting up macros for live performance, even down to making it look its best on your monitor, this video has you covered."

Roland System 1 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Jan 4, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"System 1 synthesiser through the Big Sky reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

BugBrand RackOverview Jan18

Published on Jan 4, 2018 BugBrand

"Fun rack - almost pure Bugs - this is just a rough snapshot (with poor focusing!) showing some of the rhythmic tones within.

Rows are (bottom to top):
DDSR - Dual Digital Shift Register (prototype) + proto Dual Divider
Chirper - LPG proto - DRM2
COFilter - PT Delay - DRM2
Proto 5x5MatrixMix - SComp
External - Space Reverb, Keystep controller"

Just Swell - a swelling atmosphere for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Jan 3, 2018 Luke Killen

"After a bit of techno under my belt recently i decided to make some more atmospheric."

Patch n Tweak

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