MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Moog's Integrated Synth Bed

A few pics of Moog's integrated synth sound bed via @moogmusicinc

"Fully integrated soundbed delivers healing frequencies via a #Subsequent37 @Analog #Synthesizer and 6 @subpac haptic bass transducers // #HouseOfElectronicus πŸ”ˆπŸ”‰πŸ”ŠπŸ”ˆπŸ”‰πŸ”Š"

Arturia Minibrute 2s tricks how to get a third VCO

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

" to support.
IG @Flux302
Here I show how the AD envelopes looping at audio rate can be used as a voltage controlled oscillator! instant 3rd oscillator for free!"

Also see BoBeats How To Add a THIRD Oscillator on the MiniBrute 2

Synth Hypnotica Jan 18, 2018

Published on Jan 18, 2018 SynthMania

"Hypnotic electronica with Yamaha CS-5, BOSS DR-110, Roland Juno-60"

Arturia MiniBrute2S + RackBrute - The Filthy Demo ;)

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Tom Hall

"Improvising and generally just getting rhythmically nasty, no presets (yet), simply just exploring the sonic possibilities of MB2S.

Noise Engineering LI in RackBrute used for additional sounds & synced to Minibrute and Qu-Bit Electronic Mixology for Mixing."

Roland JX-305 Funky Dance Club Beats 2018 Groovesynth Sequencer Techno Music Rik Marston 2018

Published on Jan 18, 2018 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JX-305 Funky Dance Club Beats 2018
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!!!**
If you need some ANALOG Synth .WAVs for your next track:
For ANY Device that uses .WAVs

The Roland JX-305 Groovesynth in action plus a ton of
beautiful people dancing, tripping out & losing their minds... ;)
3 more funky preset patterns that might even make you get
up and dance about! Heck, I'm doing it right now!! LOLOL!!!
These 3 funky patterns are:
PC66 Miami Bass 2 @ 00:07
PD37 Latin House 4 @ 03:48
PE21 JXGrooveTRAX 1 @ 08:02
The Roland JX-305 is super FUN, RARE (in good working order)
and just cool to have in general! An MC-505 in a synthesizer!
-Plus a bit more internal wave memory, 61 keys, etc...
Still in my top favorite synthesizers of all time list.
I wish there was a Roland JDX-305 one day!!

Thank you for watching!!!!"

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer SN 793903

via this auction

"This OB-X is not functional. The tag says 4 voice, but it was at one point upgraded to six (see pics). The power supply does work, and when disconnected from the rest of the keyboard all of the voltage rails are present and regulating. Replacing the tantalum caps that sit on the voltage rails on 4 of the voice cards (and the supply) permitted those voice cards to power up, but it's obvious that something(s) on the main board are pulling the supply down. The main board has many RCA CMOS chips installed, which are notorious for failing, but cheap to replace. There are numerous failure prone tantalum caps on the main board as well. Many of the "tropical fish" style caps are cracked and would also need to be replaced. The keys could use new bushings to eliminate the clack when you release a key. This list of issues is merely what I've found for an hour or two of diagnosis, there are likely more issues beyond what is listed here."

Roland SH-101 SN 293649

via this auction

Korg ARP Odyssey Module Duophonic Synthesizer Rev3 (Orange/Black) SN 000460

via this auction

New Doepfer Dark Energy III Coming to NAMM?

Update: details are in

To the left is what appears to be a new Doepfer Dark Energy III. Below are two images of the Dark Energy II (announced in December of 2012) for comparison. The only discernible difference I'm seeing on the front panel is in the bottom row of jacks.  On the Dark Energy II you can see three outputs, one for LFO1, one for Envelope, and one for Audio. On the new Dark Energy III a Reset LFO1 input, a Reset LFO2 input, and the Audio out. On the Dark Energy II there are four CV outputs and one Gate output on the back. The Dark Energy II panel matches the original.

Update via unknown in the comments: "The Dark Energy III has a different Waveform (Shape)..."

You can see the III has a triangle waveform on the bottom of the toggle switch, while the original has a ramp type wave. If anyone spots anything else feel free to leave a comment.  The Ext. Audio label changed to External Audio of course.

Patterns - experiment 4 in video synthesis

Published on Jan 18, 2018 retrosynthads

"Trying out some new techniques with video synthesis. RGB overlays and their interactions. Plus another attempted at syncing up the video to the audio I created.

As usual, Roland TB-303s, TR-808 and TR-909 recorded into Reason, and then messed about with until something resembling a song comes out."

Pittsburgh Modular NAMM 2018 New Release Teaser

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"We are excited to announce our brand new creation at the NAMM 2018 show. Stay tuned for details!"

Update: the Microvolt 3900 for $629 US.

AKAI MPC STUDIO with 6 Gb Drum Sample Library

via this auction

Reon Drift Box J Dual Sequencer CV/Gate Controller SN 1601056

via this auction

"Is the First VCA-CV controller + sequencer in the series, assuming a combination of a driftbox S / R synthesizer and an external device such as a sequencer. Two large joysticks control the CV output on the X axis with VCA on the Y axis. Although oscillator is not installed in driftbox J itself, by inputting audio and CV / GATE / MIDI signal from the outside, it is possible to change the level and pan without changing the audio signal groove, output the processed CV It is possible to manipulate parameters of other synthesizers.
It corresponds to synchronization by CV or MIDI as master / slave, and in manual / loop mode it can record movement of two joysticks in real time with built-in 16 step sequencer. You can also use the step mode to input stick motion for each step.

Also, real-time operation with programmed VCA and joystick can be output at the same time. By integrating programs and manual operations, sequence changes and expressions that do not predict live performance etc. are created. You can also combine multiple driftboxes J to create more complex and radical movements

2 Joystick VCA controller

XY dual CV controller
2 C manual CV output control and attenuation
2 channel programmable CV sequence output
16 steps · Program memory

Step input and manual / loop input
MIDI / GATE synchronization

Master / slave operation with gate pulse signal
Slave operation by MIDI
Sequence audio input with two joysticks
VCA / CV controller in the driftbox series Driftbox J"

Future Retro XS

via this auction

"Rare and sought after unit that has been discontinued by FutureRetro who even sold out of the rack ears that come with near the end of their sales. Superb synth and amazing sound and flexibility."

Oberheim OB-12 Virtual Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"FORMANTA P-432 is a polyphonic digital preset synthesizer designed for both solo and ensemble performance. It has a 3-octave keyboard, 32 timbres and 4-voice polyphony. UNISON and CHORUS effects are available. Sound modulation parameters: VIBRATO (with variable frequency and depth), tune adjustment and a joystick for controlling modulation and pitch in the real-time mode. A foot pedal is provided for switching on/off SUSTAIN and VIBRATO parameters."

Korg Prologue 16 Voice Sounds

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows some of the sounds that can be generated with the Korg Prologue synthesizer. This video shows a 16 voice, but there is also an 8 voice version available. The Prologue has 3 oscillators, 2 analog and a powerful digital oscillator, an analog filter and high quality digital effects.

8 voice available here:

16 voice available here:"

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

Schtang & Aengus - Alluvium Part 1 (Ambient Jam) feat. Octatrack mkii, Sub37, E2, Microkorg, VKeys

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Schtang

Part 2 below.

"Schtang & Aengus return for another live studio hardware jam. Changed direction and worked this introspective ambient jam with some rainforest flavours. This is part 1 of 2 installments, with the second taking on a more percussive and driving feel.
This is a slightly developed studio jam and shows us experimenting with soundscapes before progressing it into a solid piece in the second installment. Still discovering our synergy together and working at using instruments and effects that complement our playing style and taste.

Studio Talk:
The Microkorg offers the central melodic pad and some intermittent bass sounds gluing the composition together. It is being processed by the TC Electronic M300 multi effects unit to give it some more space and eloquence in the mix.
The Elektron Octatrack MKII sets the mood with some rainforest soundscapes and acts as an effects unit for the Moog Sub37
The Moog Sub37 provides a surreal arp which intermingles with the other sounds and creates the rhythmic driving element.
The Electribe 2 is the central hub and acts as the midi clock while also sequencing and processing the Korg Volca Keys.
Everything runs back into the Mackie VLZ4 2404 and all mixing was done via the console"

Schtang & Aengus - Alluvium Part 2 (Percussive Jam) ft. Octatrack mkii, E2, TR08, Sub37, Microkorg)

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Schtang

"The second installment of Alluvium by Schtang and Aengus. Picking things up from the ambience of Part 1 and developing it into a more refined and rhythmic performance.

Very excited at our progress and we will continue to post our music whether it's well crafted or not. Keen to hear how you think of our progress!

Studio yarn:
The TR-08 is the driving percussive element of the tune with its signature kicks and hats driving the progression and mood.
The Korg Microkorg adds some warmth with wide, luscious pads.
The Electribe 2 provides some backup percussive elements and sequences and processes the dark tones from the Volca Keys.
The Octatrack sets the mood for the piece with some atmospheric percussion and forest ambience.
The Sub37 provides the panning growling bass patch which shuffles in and out of the piece."

Gotharman PolySpaze Slowly Riding the Waves

Published on Jan 17, 2018 Wein Glas

"This is not an usual Weinglas video/track because it almost is harmonic and melodic ;-)

It is my first Encounter with the New Gotharman PolySpaze 4 Voice Synthesizer/Sampler with Analog Filters! For this Track I used 64 Single Cycle Waves as a Wavetable.

All you hear is live played in one take. No sequencers, no overdubs, no editing."

Details on BugBrand's new Chirper Semi-Modular Mini Synth

You might remember the video of Chirper posted here. Full details are now in:

"Chirper is a semi-modular arrangement of two oscillators and one filter - a simple setup which belies the rich sonic surprises contained within. It is a direct continuation of Molnet, which itself was something of a reaction to my long-evolving Weevil works - after 10+ years I was feeling the call for new pastures and, while I enjoyed their deep electronic ecosystems, the lo-fi Weevil circuitry was never suitable for voltage-controlled work. The solution was to tweak ideas I'd been using in the SynthVoice, slightly simplifying some circuits to bring about an instrument with enticing layout and a fine balance of limitation vs. possibility.

Have a look at the Block Diagram above to see how Chirper is put together:

- the two Voltage-Controlled Oscillators are identical, with wide range (approx 0.15Hz to 100kHz) and sweepable from Triangle to Square.

- each oscillator has a Sync input along with Internal (from the other oscillator) and External (1V/Oct) Modulation controls. Things go nutty when the oscillators cross-modulate each other!

- the Voltage-Controlled Filter, with resonance up to self-oscillation and sweepable from Low-pass to High-pass, is fed audio from the 1st Oscillator (via Drive control) and is modulated by the 2nd Oscillator and/or an External (1V/Oct) source.

Of course, there is no internal VCA, so do be prepared for drones! [complimentary modules are in the pipeline] Note also that the 1V/Oct responses of the Oscillators and Filter are only quite accurate - fine for good tracking over a few octaves - and does not feature temperature compensation. Chirper was designed more as a surprise box than a well-pitched synth, but I saw it as a bonus to add simple 1V/Oct response.

4mm banana sockets are used for all I/O other than the Main Output which is 1/4" Mono Impedance Balanced. The Instruction Sheet has details of interfacing with banana cables.

Interface and/or banana cables are available.

Chirper is typically supplied in Standalone form as shown - enclosed in a custom aluminium case with PCB material front and side panels, dimensions approx 5.25" x 7.5" x 3.5", and with internal DCDC converter. Power - 12V DC 300mA supply, centre-positive, 2.1mm connector - worldwide 90-240VAC wall-wart provided with interchangeable mains plug adaptors.

Price: £320 (+VAT in EU -> £384) + Shipping

Chirper can also be supplied as a module to fit into larger BugBrand systems using Powered Frames - make contact direct.

The module draws approx 55mA per side.

Module Price: £280 + VAT + Shipping."

via BugBrand.

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synthesizer SN 00021

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments DSI Mono Evolver potentiometer edition

via this auction

Moog Sonic Six c 1970s original vintage analog synth

via this auction

Crumar Bit One

via this auction

"The crumar Bit-One! I was told this is a CEM version, but have not looked myself. These are quirky beasts, so please only buy if you know what you are gettingπŸ˜‚ Everything functions and sounds good!"

Per Wikipedia:

Bit 01: 6x CEM3328 VCF Late Models, 6x SSM2044 VCF Early Models

Kawai SX-240 *Serviced and Upgraded*

via this auction

"This is a fantastic sounding synth, and quite a hidden gem. This particular unit is in great condition physically and 100% functionally. Any cosmetic blemishes are small and pictured.

The following work/upgrades have been performed:

-New coin cell battery and holder

-Several tact switches replaced, all others cleaned

-Encoder desoldered and cleaned

-Full calibration

-Standard IEC cable socket installed

-All new flush-mount LEDs

-All new Tauntek OS which really fleshes out the MIDI spec of the kawai. (Google Tauntek SX-240 for more details...)"

Roland Juno 106 w/ Original Roland Flight Case

via this auction

"This is an absolute MINT Roland Juno 106 - A very rare find. If you're looking for the perfect 106, this is the one. Fully serviced to Roland specs, incl full set of new chip-sets by AR."

Mute Synth II - Dirty Electronics Noise & Glitch Synth

via this auction

"Even" - A Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Performance

Published on Jan 17, 2018 Animato Audio

Endorphines Shuttle System
Mutable Instruments Braids, Clouds, Rings and Warps
Intellijel Shapeshifter
Metro Modular Steel Falcon VCF

With a special appearance by elektron Analog Rytm MKII (drums) and the Korg SQ-1 (melody sequencing) which are out of frame"

Snazzy FX Drone Music Performance #TTNM

Published on Jan 18, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Another live jam with my Snazzy FX Eurorack system. All sounds from Snazzy modules, going though a Doepfer mixer and a Klangbau KΓΆln Spring Reverb.


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


There is a lot going on. I use my Ardcore sketches 'Dirty Mirror' and 'Bit Beats' for modulation and audio. Dronebank oscillators go through the Eternal Spring and Hi_Gain, which are being modulated by the three chaos modules. The chaos modules themselves are modulated by the Ardcores and Telephone game and then there is the Tidal Wave too, acting as a liquiddy filter and the Wow and Flutter for Delay and ... well ... it's all just a big hot mess.

Audio gear used:

Only One Synth - Song 3: Korg Minilogue

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Kablehead

"The track is also available on Bandcamp:

Korg Minilogue
Electro-Harmonix 2880 Super Multi-Track Looper
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
Digitech Supernatural Ambient Verb"

Previous posts featuring Kablehead.

DiscoverSoftware // Cloudlab 200t

Published on Jan 18, 2018 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 128-
DiscoverSoftware 028-

Little look at the Cloudlab 200t synth for Native Instruments Reaktor. The Cloudlab 200t shows functionality of a Buchla 200e system.

Cloudlab 200t:

Igors Vorobjovs // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Erica Synths

"Igors Vorobjovs performs using Elektron Analog Keys & Elektron Analog Rytm.

Igors Vorobjovs is an electro/techno DJ & Producer since 2001 from Ventspils (Latvia). In 2017 started his own vinyl record label, for many years before - an active figure present in the processes of the local scene both as a musician and a promoter.


Synthchaser #091 - ARP Odyssey 4023 Filter Repair

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Synth Chaser

How To Add a THIRD Oscillator on the MiniBrute 2

Published on Jan 18, 2018 BoBeats

"The MiniBrute 2 and 2S sports two oscillators on the front panel but with the patchbay you can add a lot of different functions. In this tutorial I take a look at one way to add a third oscillator.

Thanks to DivKid for helping me out with this video. He called this a 'weird synced waveshaper' which might be more correct. :-D"

Also see Flux's Arturia Minibrute 2s tricks how to get a third VCO

Using the 0-coast's slope as sub-oscillator + PO-Tonic jam

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Marc Nostromo

"This is a remix on the classic hard-sync patchtips on the 0-coast. The twist here is that rather than triggering the slope directly from the VCO's square output, it is routed through the tempo / clock with a 2 subdivision, turning effectively the slope oscillator into a sub-osc. The general balance is tuned by the balance. The timbre of the sub can be altered using the time factor and the math atenuverter. In the second part of the video additionally clocks a teenageengineering po32 from the midi input gate, adding semi-random accompaniment everytime a note is triggered"

Digitakt and Microgranny jam - No_Block

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Play Nice

"A jam using the Digitakt and Microgranny together. The Digitakt is sending clock to the MG to keep in time but isn't being used to send note data. The output from the MG is being sent through the Digitakt and monitored, so no mixer required."

Endorphin shuttle system. Backstage for "life is a trip contest".

Published on Jan 17, 2018 ΠŸΠ΅Ρ‚Ρ€ Π’ΡƒΡ‚Π°Π΅Π²

Don't miss the funny story about customs below.


I really appreciate that talented and lovely guys from choose me as one of five artist who will make tracks using awesome endorphin shuttle system for 'life is a trip contest' [posted here] ! So this is a small backstage video of the track recording process for the contest. Track in the background is not for contest but also made with powerful combination of furthrrrr generator terminal modules. As for my upcoming track I use shuttle system in every part of it for basslines, playing dirty lead sounds, making percussive patterns and noise textures. And what I would say about my "shuttle experience". I found that it is very deep and multi-functional instrument but at the same time it’s easy to start. It is standalone instrument but at the same time it’s fiendly to be integrated with other pieces of my stuff. My favourite things is experiments with furthrrr modulations, infinite possibilities of shuttle control module and punchy percussive possibilities of the system. I’m not playing live a lot, but in the studio shuttle system has a very plentiful sound.

Once again thank you endorphin team! Traditionally thank you Fedor Vetkalov, Jury Mo, Kirill for assisting during recording process, and Natalie who gives me a lot of energy and inspiration. And I say hello to other artist of the 'life is a trip contest' and all endorphin pilots!:)

P.S. There was funny moment when I received box with shuttle system in the customs. Customs officer ask me for declaration to bring any letters and manual describing system and translated it via google translator (because they do not rely and believe to declarants translations). So the letter starts with «CONGRATULATIONS! You are one of the 5 chosen artists to be a part of this wonderful experience spreading modular love all over our beautiful planet». I would say that in Russian it’s sounds really strange. Customs officer (quite young, beautiful but very serious lady) - «I do not have any experience in declaration of the spreading modular love» and after these words she became kinder and kinder. @endorphin you are making very creative manuals and letters which creatively translated by google translator for the coldest Russian hearts))))"

Korg T3 [Performance]

Published on Jan 17, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Patch n Tweak

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