MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mattoverse Winter NAMM Pedalboard Jam

Published on Jan 19, 2018 mattoverse

"Messing Mattoverse Winter NAMM Pedalboard setup..."

Analogue Solutions Treadstone Press Release & Price

We've seen the demo videos including initial details (scroll down when you get there). We now have the official press release and the price: £499.00 GBP, $599.00 USD, and €589.00 EUR.

"Analogue Solutions spreads synthBlocks series wings with tiny Treadstone true analogue mono synth

KINGSWINFORD, UK: hot on the heels of its inaugural Mr Hyde and Dr Strangelove so-called synthBlocks (launched late last year to widespread critical acclaim), British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to widen the self-explanatory series’ scope with Treadstone — taking the same smart, small, and affordable desktop design-driven analogue attributes of its similarly superior-sounding signal-processing siblings and applying them to a true analogue mono synth that packs a lot of (patchable) punch into a perfectly-matched, portable package — as of January 19…

Treadstone takes its intriguing name from a fictional highly-classified, heavily-guarded secret program that features in the series of books based on a fictional spy and associated feature films; it is shut down as the thrilling plot thickens, alas. As the latest addition to Analogue Solutions’ synthBlocks series — squarely aimed at laptop and audio plug-ins-focused digital musicians wishing to apply analogue, hands-on hardware sound-sculpting creativity to their sometimes sterile-sounding computer-based creations, the tiny Treadstone true analogue mono synth is far from fictional, however; hearing is believing, but it would, without question, make for a superior-sounding, space-saving desktop addition to any discerning film composer’s creative studio space — or anyone else’s, for that matter!

More meaningfully, maybe, Treadstone treads far from carefully, but boldly goes where few analogue synthesizers dare to win... with an all-analogue audio path and modulation circuits based on superior-sounding designs dating back to the mid-Seventies, so no CPU (Central Processing Unit) stabilised and quantised circuits, no DCOs (Digitally-Controlled Oscillators), and no digital EGs (Envelope Generators), as are often found on other ‘all-analogue’ affairs. Analogue as in really analogue — aside from the MIDI-to-CV circuit (which, by its very nature, must include a digital element) — in other words.

Dr.Strangelove (Analogue Solutions) Ring modulator Demo by Dziam Bass

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Dr.Strangelove (Analogue Solutions) This short demo shows simple Ring modulator with several filter settings in AE Modular.Soon I will add with more advanced modulations, it shows how great the analog ringmod sounds from Analogue Solutions"

ROLAND MC 909 Groovebox

via this auction

ROLAND MKS-70 Super JX +M-64C cartridge

via this auction

Moog DFAM + Mother-32 (x3): A Simple Little Tune

Published on Jan 18, 2018 Genshi Media Group

"Featuring the Moog 'Drummer From Another Mother' Percussion Synthesizer and three Mother-32 Analog Synths; with effects on the Mothers from the Empress "Echosystem Dual Engine Delay" (on the bottom and middle Mother-32s) and Strymon El Capistan (on the top Mother-32) and on the DFAM, the Retro Mechanical Labs "Electron Fuzz Custom" and Erica Synths 'Black Hole DSP'."

Moog DFAM! VCO, FM, & Hard Sync...

Published on Jan 18, 2018 JAkoGreyshire

"Moog DFAM! Drummer from another Mother. This video demonstrates the VCO section of the DFAM. The oscillators are tuned to G and D.

Korg SQ-1 is sequencing pitch data to VCO 1 and 2 and supplying the gates that are triggering a Make Noise Contour and another Contour section on the Make Noise 0-Coast.. These ADSRs are controlling VCAs which the VCOs are patched into. You can see the ADSR shapes on the Mordax Data Scope at full screen...not really important here..

This is to show a small example of the VCO section and how it may be used without the rest of the DFAM..

Uh oh!! There is one patch cable in there that is not doing anything! Can you find it? Where's the dummy patch cable?!?!"

The MUSE for Minimoog

"MUSE turns the new Minimoog Reissue into the best synthesizer ever!

MUSE Features ENG
The MUSE - what´s that?
The MUSE (Minimoog´s Ultimate System Extension) is a new plag&play interface for the Minimoog Reissue. The MUSE solves the conceptual restrictions of the synthesizer (imprecise pitch-bend, no MIDI connection of modulation-wheel or decay and glide switches, pitch-wheel issues caused by the current firmware, etc.) and offers new and helpful functions. MUSE is the invisible workhorse for the live and studio performance. The MUSE definitely turns the Minimoog Reissue into the best synthesizer ever.

Functions for the (live) performance
The pitch wheel has a clear center position now - no more detuning at the center point
The pitch wheel range can be set from 0 to 12 precise semi tones
The intensity of the modulation wheel can be reduced to 25% - for a sensitive control of the modulation signal
The after-touch can control the amount of modulation
An additional "fingered glide" mode automatically activates the portamento effect (= Autoglide)
All functions can be changed quickly via the keyboard and saved permanently
Functions for the MIDI studio
The modulation wheel sends and receives MIDI controller data
MIDI-after-touch can control the strength of the modulation
Both switches - Glide and Decay - send and receive MIDI data
MUSE also smooth out external MIDI-pitch-bend data. Incoming MIDI-bending sounds as smooth as it was played directly on the keyboard
The MIDI pitch bend bug of the Moog firmware V1.8 is solved by MUSE
At "Local off" all left hand controllers are separated by the internal sound generator and affect the MIDI-out only (especially the pitch-wheel!)"

You can find additional details at

Roland JD-800 + Rock Drums Card SN ZC66705

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave I Rev A

via this auction

"This is the much sought after and rarer Microwave Mk1 Rev A with the analog curtis filters. Basically a PPG in a rack"

Korg Mono/Poly (Serviced / Warranty) SN 377510

via this auction

Crumar Orchestrator Multiman Synthesizer SN 00821

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Excellent

via this auction

Moog Voyager Select Series Synthesizer - Whitewash and Solar w/ Gold Filter Knob

via this auction

"This is the Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series with a Whitewash/Ash finish and Solar/Orange lighting. It is lightly used and refurbished with original packaging. It also comes with a limited edition Gold Filter Knob that will make you stand out from the crowd."

Pittsburgh Modular Teases New Monosynth Coming to NAMM

via @pghmodular

"pghmodularA love letter to the monosynth @thenammshow #synth #modular #namm2018"

See this post for the video.

Update: the Microvolt 3900 for $629 US.

BOSS PC-2 Clone Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jan 19, 2018 dothkoi

Some great vocal effects in this one.

BOSS PC-2 and HC-2 clone triggering DR-220

Published on Jul 22, 2017 dothkoi

Created a new make label for these.

Analogue Solutions Nyborg-12 Synthesizer-Review von session

Published on Jan 19, 2018 session

"Volker zeigt euch den Analogue Solutions Nyborg-12, seines Zeichens ein analoger Synthesizer, der durch sein 12dB-"Oberheim"-Multifilter begeistert. Hier kann zwischen Hochpass-, Tiefpass-, Bandpass- und Notch-Filter gewählt werden. Dabei kann die Resonance mit Boost für extreme Klänge erhöht werden. Ansonsten enthält das robuste Stahl-/Aluminium-Gehäuse, 2 VCOs inklusive Saw und Square Wave (mit Oszillator-Sync), die für Paraphonie getrennt angesteuert werden können, und 2 ASR Hüllkurven (VCF, VCA)."

Vermona - TAI-4 Transformer Isolated Audio Interface

Published on Jan 19, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Bask in the glory of an amazing high quality interface for eurroack modular synths. The Vermona TAI-4 is a transformer isolated audio interface offering two XLR inputs to 2 modular level (level switching for gain adjustment too) mini jack outs and 2 mini jack inputs to 2 XLR outputs. The sound is noise free and crystal clear. It's perfect for interfacing in a studio environment or a live situation. Glorious!

Everything I've ever used from Vermona just oozes quality and on that note you should check out their other gear too."

Molten Modular 16 - Erica Synths Black VCO and Expander Review

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"The Erica Synths Black VCO is based on the Polivoks core but re-engineered to produce a fully stable and awesomely thick and creamy sound. The Expander adds wave blending, a second sub oscillator and a whole load more treacle. In this video I'll take you through the features and attempt to demonstrate the amazing capabilities of this oscillator using my feeble patching skills."

Erica Synths Acid Simona VCF demo by Mr. Myster

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Erica Synths

"Take a look at Mr. Myster tasting the sour citrus juice of Simona VCF. These aggressive, mean-looking animals have their attitude and will bring the best out of your sound if you treat them right.

Sound source - Digitakt left channel mostly for beat
Digitakt right channel - all other sounds
Sequencer - Erica Sequential Switch + Erica SS CV Expander

*Acid Simona VCF is limited edition of Erica Synths Black Polivoks VCF celebrating collaboration between Erica Synths and techno opera Spazio Bar.


"Erica Synths will attend The National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, California from 25th until 28th of January 2018. You will be able to find us at the booth 10604 together with our friends Malekko Heavy Industry where we will present several new products and introduce anyone interested with our plans and vision for this year."

Sonic LAB: Isla Instruments KordBot

Published on Jan 19, 2018 sonicstate

"Gaz Williams takes a look at Kordbot - a MIDI Chord Controller with arpeggiator. Originally launched on Kickstarter, Gaz has been putting it through its paces."

Unboxing Mr.Hyde & Dr.Strangelove Analogue Solutions (SynthBlocks)

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Unboxing my new effects boxes Mr.Hyde & Dr.Strangelove -Analogue Solutions (SynthBlocks)"

Modular Minute EP.7 Erica Synth Black Dual Filter (Eurorack Module)

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"The Erica Synth Black Dual VCF is an awesome 2 channel filter with Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass, it's also got a trick up it's sleeve!

This is such a versatile filter, it's got a very very permanent place in my rack, it's got multimode filters and parallel and series mode!"

What Does The MiniBrute 2 Sound Like?

Published on Jan 19, 2018 BoBeats

"In this video I talk about and showcase sound demos of the MiniBrute 2 (which sounds the same as the MiniBrute 2S). If you want a part 2 leave a like and a comment about what you want to see."

Behringer: Inside R&D Episode 1 w/ the UBXa

Published on Jan 19, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Inside Midas R&D UBXa development"

Follow-up to Behringer Announces the UB-Xa - Oberheim OB-Xa Desktop Clone


Behringer Model D - FM sounds and more

Published on Jan 19, 2018 umusic6

"As there were some request regarding FM (Frequency Modulation) sounds on the Behringer Model D i stepped through the basics (route Osc 3 as mod source to the osc section). From there on, i tried out some more uncommon, percussive/fx stuff.

Still no new equipment, so excuse the not so perfect audio.


two princess eurorack module

Published on Jan 19, 2018 paul tas

"on control voltage complex bleeping"

two Princess on drum triggers eurorack model

Published on Jan 19, 2018 paul tas

"Nice complex drum sounds now"

Don't miss the interview with paul tas of ERRORINSTRUMENTS here.

Announcing Bitwig Studio 2.3 w/ PHASE-4 Phase Manipulation Synthesizer

Published on Jan 19, 2018 bitwig

"Presenting Bitwig Studio 2.3, featuring Phase-4, a new phase manipulation synthesizer, time signature changes, expanded device view, and much more."

Details on the PHASE-4 Phase Manipulation Synthesizer (demos below):

"Meet Phase-4, a four-oscillator synthesizer powered by phase modulation and phase distortion. Drawing inspiration from legendary digital synths like Yamaha's DX7 and Casio’s CZ series, Phase-4 is capable of vintage sounds that we know and love, but it goes further, greatly expanding these phase manipulation concepts.
At the heart of each of the four stereo oscillators in Phase-4 is a sine wave that can be shaped by five different phase distortion algorithms. Each oscillator can also be phase-modulated, by itself and by the other three oscillators, producing a vast range of possible sounds and timbres. This combination of phase distortion and phase modulation — which we lovingly call phase manipulation — brings Phase-4 to life with all of its awesome sonic power. The oscillators can also manipulate the built-in filter section for incredibly crisp and edgy textures.
The extensive controls for frequency, phase distortion, and phase modulation allow for easy and fast access to truly complex phase manipulation technology. Fire up Phase-4 in its expanded view (more on that below) to see it in all its glory.

This beast of a synthesizer makes no compromises so beware: Phase-4 can have an appetite for CPU resources."

You can find additional details on Bitwig Studio 2.3 here.

MiniBrute 2/2S: Here are 6 ways to play them paraphonically and polyphonically

Published on Jan 18, 2018 loopop

"One of the most frequently asked questions I got after my reviews was: can they play douphonically? The new Arturia MiniBrute 2 and 2S synths have two VCOs, however, there's no out-of-the-box capability to play paraphonically or polyphonically, other than the sequencer on the 2S.

Luckily, the extensive patch bay allows a lot of place for creative manipulations.

In this video I show not one but six different ways to play polyphonically and paraphonically on the MiniBrute 2 series, whether just using the patch bay, or for more flexibility, using external 'helpers'."

Generative Patch with Snazzy FX Eurorack (incl. patch notes) #TTNM

Published on Jan 18, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Tried to create a generative patch with my Snazzy FX Eurorack modular synth and listened to it for a couple of minutes. Patch notes are displayed in the video and MORE INFOR BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:

Snazzy FX Eurorack Modular Synth with:
- Drone Bank
- Eternal Spring Filter
- Dual Multiplier
- Dreamboat
- Tidal Wave
- Telephone Game
- Ardcore
- Wow and Flutter
- Doepfer A-160 Clock Divider
- Doepfer, Intellijel & Bimix mixers
- Klangbau Köln Spring Reverb

see here:

Patch notes:

- Tidal Wave LFO is master clock modulated by Telephone Game (input: noise)
- Telephone Game clocked by Tidal Wave LFO
- Ardcore BitBeats Sketch* clocked by Tidal Wave thru Clock Divider /2
- Ardcore BitBeats Sketch* trigger out pings Tidal Wave VCF
- Telephone Game S&H outs modulate Tidal Wave VCF Cutoff and Q
- Dronebank OSC 1+2 into Dual Multiplier, multiplied by Clock Divider /8 triggers, output into eternal spring
- Eternal Spring cutoff CV modulated by Telephone Game mixed with Dreamboat chaotic gate CV
- Eternal Spring FM by Telephone Game
- Dreamboat modulated by Clock Divider /4
- Telephone Game modulates Wow And Flutter delay time (plus its internal envelope follower)

... so yeah, the Telephone Game is pretty cool ;-)

* get my Ardcore Sketches here:"

Vermona Coming to NAMM 2018

via Vermona

"The new year has just begun and the NAMM Show casts its shadow before. Next week, from January 25th to 28th, the Anaheim Convention Center opens its doors for makers of pro-audio-equipment, instruments and sound machines. VERMONA again will share booth # 10706 with ALEX4, Doepfer and other friends of the branch. Read here about our new products and prototypes.

What is VERMONA showing?
You probably noticed that we worked with great attention on extending our range of eurorack products during the last months. In 2017 we released the twinVCFilter with its extension module, uniCYCLE and quadroPOL to cover the more basic functions of a modular synthesizer system. With these you now can build up a synthesis path using only VERMONA.

At NAMM 2018 we also focus on presenting eurorack-based equipment. Beside our already existing modules we will show some fancy functions for eurorack based systems.

Rhythm and Melody
The first highlight in our Modular Case is randomRHYTHM that we already showed at last year's NAMM. It generates rhythm sequences by combining randomness with a manual set parameters. randomRHYTHM will be available right after we left Anaheim.

It is not randomness that we will also show a first prototype of a sequencer we internally call the meloDICEr. It creates random-based melodies while you are setting the probability of individual notes, range as well as note- and rest-lengths to influence the results. Almost by chance we implemented a mode that makes the meloDICEr a flexible and easy-to-operate quantiser.

Plenty of shapes
At Superbooth 2017 we presented a quad-envelope-generator. Of course we will show that at NAMM as well. Each of its four channels can be triggered individually as Attack-, Hold- or Decay-envelope or be combined with the next channel to generate more complex shapes. Attack and Decay can run with linear or exponential characteristic and you can manually adjust them within a range of 500 microseconds up to 30 seconds. By using an external control-voltage the time can dramatically be shortened or increased. If you want you can get a shape that needs more than two hours (per channel) to reach its end!

The status of quad-envelope-generator is final but we still have no name for it. Do you have any ideas? You can share it with us by sending an email, using our contact form or send a tweet with hashtag #findanameforquadenvelope.

Noise and crosspoints
There are two more module prototypes in a very early development state:

A noise generator with five different colors as well as an additional morphable output.
A programmable crosspoint switch with 16 in- and outputs.
’14 Analogsynthesizer at NAMM 2018
Eurorack is only one part of VERMONA. That's why we present the flagship of our stand-alone-range, the ’14 Analogsynthesizer. You can play it at our booth and tell us about your impression.

Last year we manufactured about the half of the planned 222 instruments with skilled craftsmanship. So we still have a lot to do in 2018. This however, is what we love to do beside making eurorack-based products.

We reached the end of our little preview to NAMM 2018. If you are there, please stop by and say hello at booth # 10706. Swen and Thomas are looking forward to have interesting conversations, meet old friends and make new ones.

We now will have to pack our bags and hopefully don't forget anything. See you in sunny California.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach"


Patch n Tweak

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