MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Improvisation 82 for Poly Evolver Keyboard

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Sacred Synthesis

"I've been working on some compositions, so I thought in the mean time I'd post this improvisation from a previous session. The main patch, played on the lower PEK+PER pair, is perhaps my very favorite Evolver patch, and the type that accounts for my being drawn back again to the synthesizer. I love the nobility of tone and immensity of sound.

The melody patch, played on the upper PEK, is a sort of digital reed. The pedal patch is the fullest I've yet used. 100% Evolver, from top to bottom. There's even a special Evolver "pop" at the very end!

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.


Dato Duo Synth & Sequencer

via this auction

Tetrax Meets the Field Kit

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Encyclotronic

"Having some fun with the Ciat Lonbarde Tetrax and the Koma Electrik Field Kit. These things work great together. The extra LFO and mixer is handy for controlling the Tetrax, and vice versa. Note: The box uses the Solenoid switch to push the marbles against the metal objects and fed back to mix via the piezo pickup."

Moog Source - Arpeggo

Published on Jan 13, 2018 100 Things I Do

"A quick demo with the Moog source Arpeggo sequencer.

The Source is one of those synths that when you look at the controls on the front panel you don't really expect much.

When it was new it was designed to be the direct and enhanced replacement for the Model D. It removed the third oscillator but added basic sequencing, LFO and oscillator sync!

It sounds somewhere between a Model D and a Rouge and has enough bass to blow your speakers. I had to roll off the bass a little in this clip just to keep it contained but on the whole this is the output on the Moog into a compressor then recorded."

Percussa SSP Update: Anodized Front Panel Prototypes & More

via the Percussa SSP kickstarter

"Anodized front panel prototypes; Audio inputs, programmable logic, Buttons, Encoders and More!

Hi everyone!

First of all we wish you a happy and successful 2018!

We continued working during the holidays, on the bringup of the SSP hardware: as I wrote in my last update, we still had some work to do on the audio inputs. On the Percussa engine there are only 2 inputs, but the SSP has 16 inputs, and we are using programmable logic to make that possible. So we had to test and debug the programmable logic and our driver code.

Below you can see a photo of my test setup. I've connected my logic analyzer to a few of the data lines of the bus we are using to connect to the programmable logic. One of the issues I had was that the reset pulse for the programmable logic was too short, so I had to figure out what was going on and then make adjustments to make sure it gets properly reset.

I also hooked up a few wires to the data bus so I could monitor if the data transfer was actually happening or not. After some debugging and a few fixes here and there we got the 16 inputs working. Over the next weeks we'll be further testing the inputs and outputs for DC performance. What's really exciting here, is that all 16 inputs are capable of handling audio and CV signals, DC coupled, up to 192kHz and with 32-bit resolution!

We also received the front panel prototypes back from our anodization and engraving subcontractor (photos below). We assembled the front panels with the SSP PCB as you can see below. Everything fits well.

Besides the front panel, we also received our heat sink prototypes. We are doing a custom aluminium heatsink which sits on top of the CPU module, protecting the CPU itself, as well as the flash and RAM chips (the SSP has 16GB of flash and 2GB of RAM, as you might remember from the KS page tech specs). In the prototype photos you can see a small copper heatsink, which is only used for testing purposes. Below you can see the heatsink prototype we received and mounted on top of the CPU module. Total depth of module from back of front panel to top of heatsink is a little under 35mm. We've been testing the heatsink with a CPU stress utility on the serial console and it works well. We'll be testing this further over the coming weeks.

The only remaining port to be tested on the hardware is the USB device port. We'll be doing tests for that as we work on the software since its primary use is as a USB audio class device, so you can record into your computer. Our software outputs sound simultaneously to this port, besides outputting it to the onboard DAC.

Earlier today I was working on integrating the audio device with its 16 inputs and 8 outputs into our synthesis software. I'll be working on that over the next week, while also further updating the menu system to take advantage of the buttons and encoders on the SSP. The button layout of the SSP is a little different from the Percussa Engine so obviously we have to make a few adjustments there. Below you can see a few photos of the 2D network editor for the DSP modules.

That's it for now! We are excited about the SSP, it's coming together well, and we look forward to keeping you updated over the next weeks as we move forward.

Bert & Celine"

Teaser MoonSatellite - Strange Music (2018)

Published on Jan 13, 2018 MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"« Strange Music » est l’aboutissement de « Dark Summer ». On y retrouve tous les ingrédients et en même temps les mélodies que j’affectionne. Une ambiance planante, calme et sereine dans un tourbillon de sons où les séquences sont toujours plus mélodiques et hypnotiques. Un long voyage intérieur menant à l’apaisement.
Un merci particulier à Serge Klein qui s’est de nouveau montré très disponible et de bons conseils.

« Strange Music » is the culmination of ‘Dark Summer’. One can find all the ingredients and at the same time, the melodies I love so much. A dreamy, calm and serene atmosphere in a whirlwind of sounds, where the sequences are always more melodious and hypnotic. A long journey within, towards peacefulness.
I want to thank Serge Klein once again for his availability and his good advices."

Oberheim Ob-8 c 1984 MIDI w/ Page 2 SN C50511

via this auction

"Original vintage c 1984 Oberheim ob-8 in absolutely stunning, perfect functional condition, WITH midi AND page two functionality. You will not find her better. Just the most massive, deep, fattest and nerdiest big boy analog synthesizer ever."


Published on Jan 13, 2018 djangosfire

"Today I’m further exploring a Todd Barton suggested 285e feedback patch found here: [posted here]

And am extending the idea to include a 296e!

Basic patch setup:

- 285e Down Output into 285e Signal In
- 285e Up Output into285e FM Input
- 285e Down Output patched into 296e ODD Input
- 285e Up Output patched into 296e EVEN Input
- 296e Spectrum Transfer set on to both ODD to Even, and Even to ODD
- 296e Display set to Envelopes
- 296e ODD audio output patched to 206e Channel 1 Left
- 296e ODD audio output patched to 206e Channel 6 Right
- I patched 296e Envelope Out CV from channel 15 back into the 285e Frequency CV jack

Audio from this video was straight out from the 206e main, through the console, into DAW (which I used some UAD EMT Reverb).

Now, go explore some sounds!!

- Djangosfire"

Pyramid vs Pyramid: should you upgrade your Squarp sequencer from Mk1 to Mk2?

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"Right before the Holidays, I got a nice surprise from Jean at Squarp Instruments, offering me a free upgrade for my Pyramid. So I accepted the offer, in exchange for a video showing the differences between the Mk1 and the Mk2

Gear list on Kit:

While I really happy with the updated case on the Mk2, because everything else is still exactly the same, I would have happily kept my Mk1 if I hadn't had this offer from Squarp."

Two Note Per Step Sequence: Two Moog Sub 37s and a Modular.

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Resonant Anvil

"Model 15 Modular by MOS-LAB. Upper Sub 37 is silent until the third iteration of the 64 step sequence. Its volume is activated via MIDI by the volume control on the lower Sub 37. The Model 15 comes in on the 5th iteration, following one line only of the sequence. Reverb from Strymon Big Sky."

Behringer Model D First test with Moog mother

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Oz The Conjuring

"Whaoooouh......I still can t believe it....Model D has landed and it s the perfect clone of the Moog, solid construction and the sound is beyound what you can expect...
Works perfectly with modular and other 32...
Next videos with digitakt coming soon
Tanx for watching, subscribe and don t forget .....Analog Rules..."

Analogue Zone NAMM 2018 Cover Teaser

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ►

TR-08 Individual Outputs from hard panning

Published on Jan 13, 2018 offworld network

"Setting up the TR-08 for individual outputs from hard panning left and right. This enables individual sounds to be panned precise control over volume in the mix or have EQ and FX added to individual sounds.
This method is not as versatile as separate outputs through the USB but its a simple and effective way of processing the 08"

HYPERSYNTHETIC// Prophet-6, OB-6, MS2000, Juno-106, System-8, Squarp Pyramid

Published on Jan 12, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"🙏🙏🙏 Presented for your approval--- The blazing synth sounds of the Sequential Prophet 6 to the slamcity beats of the Roland TR-8, making way for JC on the OB, and then it's like magic to icy accent from the MS2000. Quick cut to the Juno106, then it's rapid fire on the System-8 before we get a little twisted and remixeded on the MX-1 with Jared taking some cool pics on his phone because MEMORIES 📸"

Macro Machines Omnimod Storage Strip with Intellijel Shapesh

Published on Jan 12, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Testing the Macro Machines Omnimod & Storage Strip with Intellijel Shapeshifter.
Find this video interesting? Support this channel by going to our website at
We make sample packs and design sounds for synthesizers."

The New Sismo Zer0 A

The Zer0 actually made it's first appearance in the video posted here. The following are some quick details from Sismo:

"Zer0A combines a lfo pass through a simple attack-release envelope generator, controled by squarewave oscillator. Zer0A has two external inputs, one to control oscillator pitch and the other to run the envelope generator. And three outputs: lfo rate, eg out and audio output."

Pianoish Moog

Published on Jan 11, 2018

"Trying out a patch idea for a piano sound on the Moog 3C (patch idea based partially on an article by G.Read, 'Synth Secrets', SOS magazine, October 2002)

Modules used (all RA Moog from around 1968): 5 x VCO, 1 x Noise, 1 x LPF (for tuning the noise), 3 x 4 :1 Mixers, 1 x Fixed Filter Bank, 1 x Spring Reverb, 2 x VCA, 2 x Env Gen, 1 x VCLPF, 1 x Multiple, Keyboard,
Output Mixer with EQ

The patch is as follows: 3 square wave VCOs tuned to unison into a mixer and out into a fixed filter bank for fine-tuning the tone, then into a VCA/envelope with a very long decay (this models the piano strings)

A second bank of 2 VCOs and some tuned noise go into a second VCA/envelope with a very short decay then into the reverb module (this models the hammer hitting the strings)

These two signals are mixed into the LPF and the long envelope controls the frequency of this

No other sounds or effects are being heard

I only wish it was 88 note polyphonic!

See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Access Virus TI2 Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"Loaded with 5 sound banks from Ultimate X Sounds - Pads 1, Pads 2 and Atmosphere 3 ($180 value)."

Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition 2016 Wood

via this auction

Freeman String Symphonizer

via this auction

"The Freeman String Symphonizer was a 5-octave of the 1970s. (The first prototype being shown prior to 1970, but the most well known shown in 1970, the second according to the Sound on Sound article) It was finally manufactured by the and was also known as the Cordovox CSS. Its sound was related to that of the - cool glassy sounding strings. Eventually Ken Freeman tried to strike a deal with the company Ling but they abandoned their interest in it. Lowrey a division of CMI finally struck a deal after some deliberation.

The delay in getting the Freeman to market limited its sales. Some users were fairly famous, but its release was overshadowed by both the Eminent Solina and Crumar Stringman, both of which had only one oscillator and were cheaper to make.

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 Voice Board

via this auction

"This board has three cem 3360 S as well as one 3340 vco chip."

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer SN 578188 w/ Blue LEDs

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

"This is an exceptionally good looking Juno. All of the artwork is there and looks great. No scratchy pots for they have been cleaned. All of the black coating was removed from all voice chips and they have new gold plated pins. I have also added high quality sockets so if a voice chip were to EVER go out, all you would have to do is pull it out and put a new one in. No soldering irons needed. New blue LED's, because they look awesome. The numeric display, the "A" preset LED and one of the chorus' were kept red. I think it looks cooler with a mix of both colors. The original battery has been replaced with a new one and a socket so if the battery ever goes out, just pull the battery and pop a new one in. The old power socket has been replaced with a standard 3-prong IEC Socket so you can use standard power cables instead of the 2-prong chord."

Roland Juno 60 Vintage Polyphonic Analogue Synthesiser

via this auction

TWISTED ELECTRONS ACID8 mkII Digital Synthesizer Analog Filter Sequencer SN a81028

via this auction

Realistic (Moog) MG-1 Concertmate SN 15 377

via this auction, also on Reverb.

FB383 F.A.T FREEBASS analogue Synth

via this auction

Plasma Dischargers on a Korg Volca

via @shabiey

"Plasma dischargers firing nicely and keeping the VCOs in tune"

Steampunk brass knobs as well.

Basimilus Iteritas Alter Overview + Jam

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Enrique Martinez

"This is probably my favorite way to make a bass line for songs. Also it just makes a great voice for percussion sounds.
In this video i go over some of the main functions of the Eurorack Module, Basimilus Iteritas Alter by Noise Engineering."

Grayscale Modal Synthesis Voice - Elements for Buchla

Modal Synthesis Voice - Elements for Buchla from Grayscale on Vimeo.

"Modal Synthesis Voice is a Buchla-format adaptation of Elements by Mutable Instruments. Available in early 2018, visit for more info."

Calibration Tool for Buchla (1,2V/oct)

Calibration Tool for Buchla (1,2V/oct) from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

Y the Detune Printing

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Ludwig Kopp

"Analog synth jam with Akai Rhythm Wolf,
Dreadbox Erebus sequencer by Arturia Beatstep
& their new friend Korg Volca Bass

No computers allowed here.
No processing.
Only the internal delay of the Erebus.

Thanks for checking."

Improvisation with Polymoog

Published on Jan 13, 2018

"Here some improvisation with the Polymoog. I bought the Polymoog 203A in the beginning of 2016 in a not working condition. Since then I replaced and fixed lots of components. Big thanks to Jareth for the occasional support. But last year I was stuck with the repairs because I could not get the 2 reference oscillators properly working. Thanks to Eric van Baaren (aka Saint Eric) that was solved 2 weeks ago. I did the calibration last week. Now I only have one problem with a not working loudness attack slider but the rest seems to work OK.

Here some improvisation I did with the Polymoog. The sequences are performed by the Cirklon which controls the Korg ARP Odyssey, the Mutable Instruments Braids, the Oberheim SEM and the Rob Hordijk OSC HRM together with other modules from the Modular. I do some fiddling around on the Polymoog and the Prodigy. Hope you like it."

Depeche Mode - Stripped Remix

Published on Jan 13, 2018 YODKAMLUE MUSIC

"Depeche Mode - Stripped YODKAMLUE REMIX.
This is made with
Moog Sub phatty, Korg Monologue, Roland Jx-03
Electribe Sampler, Novation MiniNova and tons og delay and Reverb.
This is my tribute to the all time greatest band in the World.
Hope you like it"

Pure Vintage - Juno 6 + Yamaha CS-10 + Yamaha DX21

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Michal Patulski

Korg Volca FM Patch Pack 03 (FM Does Analogue!) - FREE!

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"Here is my third patch pack for the Volca FM called: 'FM Does Analogue'.

I'm in no way suggesting that the Volca FM is going to replace your beloved Moog Model D - it won't even be replacing your Volca Keys! But by aiming for this style of sound I think you unlock some really interesting tonalities that sound at once obviously FM but that are miles away from those classic bells and pads that are so often what FM is known for.

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

How to Make a Eurorack Module: A talk by James Carruthers, NoBots

Published on Jan 13, 2018 mylarmelodies

"If you ever thought about actually _making_ a Eurorack Module, here's ma pal James Carruthers of NoBots giving you a '101' primer on the process and sheer effort that goes into making a module for mass production. Spoiler alert: It's a lot of work. But is it worth it? Stay to the end and find out!

This was recorded at the recent CV FREQS event in London - follow Eden Grey for info on the next meetup!"

Follow-up to The History Behind the History of Synthesizers: A talk by Tom Whitwell, Music Thing

Endorphines Shuttle Control v.3.8r2 performance with Digitakt by Iftah Gabbai from Skinnerbox

Published on Jan 13, 2018 TheEndorphines

"Heeeey, new Cargo 3.8R2 firmware update adds slew over CC messages!
Check the clear explanation of that feature by Iftah from Skinnerbox on the example of his workflow with Digitakt.
Hurry up to update your Shuttle Control."

Patch n Tweak

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