MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Euro Desktop Cabinet from EMW

New 84HP Eurorack cabinet from Electronic Music Works

"It will be sold as a cabinet (empty), the modules in the photo are just an example. The outer color of the cabinet can be chosen from a palette with several shades, which we will make available soon."

The cabinet is actually currently available in Brazil.

It reminds me of a retro arcade box, but instead of playing a video game, you explore sound on it.

Moog Symposium Event Set for Sat, February 3rd at the University of Surrey

You can find full details and how to attend at

"The University of Surrey has been home to the Moog Soundlab UK for the past two years. Hosting a series of artist residencies and student workshops, the Soundlab has become a fabulous learning and production resource for Music, Creative Music Technology and Tonmeister students.

The Moog Soundlab Symposium will celebrate this collaboration with the following programme:

11.30 - 12.30 Finlay Shakespeare: From Moog to Mutable, featuring demonstrations of the Moog Soundlab UK and other modular technologies. (Free Admission)
1400 - Chris Carter: live performance (£10 | £2 students / staff / U18)
1500 Keynote Lecture: “The Sound of Moog” by Thom Holmes (Free Admission)
1615 - 1700 Moog Roundtable; Bob Moog and the “living machine” (Free Admission)
1800 - Moog Recording Library launch event (Free Admission)
1900 - Chris Watson, support: Finlay Shakespeare (£10 | £2 students / staff / U18)"

NAMM 2018: Novation Peak and Circuit Mono Station Demo

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Electronic Musician Magazine

LepLoop -Live Demo

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Dziam Bass

"LepLoop -Live Demo this video shows analog Kick sound from leploop and one oscillator with filter and resonance with low modulation."

Critter & Guitari - Aquarium

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Submerge with us and listen to some aquatic sounds from the Organelle. This soundtrack brought to you in part by CZZ-Multi and Additive Synth on two Organelles. To see this for yourself head over to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco!"

Yamaha CS01 1982 Black

via this auction

Roland JX-3P Kiwitechnics Kiwi3P

via this auction

"Roland JX-3P Kiwitechnics KIWI-3P w/Synthgraphics front panel

Professionally calibrated and upgraded to Kiwi3P which adds the following expanded feature set included full midi control of parameters and expanded synthesis engine. Fully supported by iPG-800 ipad/android editor.

Perfect working order and fantastic cosmetic condition.

The JX-3P Upgrade features:

•256 Tones, 8 Sequences & 16 Patterns can be stored and edited, Sequences & Patterns can be optionally linked to tones. It is also possible to temporarily edit any Tone, Seq or Pattern

Korg Prologue First Contact with Olivier Briand

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Olivier Briand

"Olivier Briand Meets the new Korg Prologue @ Michenaud and Co (Nantes-France)"

Follow-up to Arturia MiniBrute 2 First Contact with Olivier Briand.

ADDAC304 & ADDAC305 Manual Gates and Latches

Published on Jan 31, 2018 ADDAC System

Note these come in both classic ADDAC red, and in white (pics further below).

ADDAC304 Manual Gates
With the ADDAC304 Manual Gates you'll be getting 8 manual gates (0 +5v) in a nifty package - a perfect way to perform on and control your modular system.

The ADDAC304 comes with an interesting twist: 4 out of the 8 available gates can act as momentary switches, outputting the signals in their respective inputs when each gate’s button is pressed."

Erica Synths In-Store Event & Kodek Live Performance 2018 at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Girts Ozolins from Erica Synths showing us their latest eurorack modules and the reason they put Latvia on the map! At Perfect Circuit Audio, January 29th, 2018.

Erica Synths products available here:"

Kodek Live Performance 2018

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Kodek from Erica Synths tearing' it up live in-store! Featuring the upcoming drum modules from Erica Synths. At Perfect Circuit Audio, January 29, 2018."


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Frap Tools In-Store Event 2018 at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Simone Fabbri of Frap Tools showing us his eurorack modules including the new Fumana filter module. At Perfect Circuit Audio, January 29, 2018. The modules are designed and crafted in Italy.

Frap Tools products available here:"


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Koma Elektronik In Store Event 2018 at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Following up a successful NAMM 2018, our European Invasion event kicked off with the fine folks from Koma Elektronik. They dropped by to show us their new modules and share some laughs. A big thanks to Wouter Jaspers and Robert Kunz. From Germany with love.

Products available here:"


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Is it possible to play a melody with resonance on harmonics? Prophet Rev2 by Dave Smith

Published on Jan 31, 2018 loopop

"A little jam ahead of my review of Dave Smith's Prophet Rev2"

Pioneer AS-1 Review -

Published on Jan 30, 2018 BBoy Tech Report

Arturia MiniBrute 2 First Contact with Olivier Briand

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Olivier Briand

"Olivier Briand Meets the new Arturia MiniBrute 2 and 2S @ Michenaud and Co (Nantes-France)"

ADDAC213 Eurorack Bridge

Published on Jan 31, 2018 ADDAC System

"This is our Eurorack Bridge system!

A pair of ADDAC213As acts as a simple one-cable bridge between different cases. By itself the ADDAC213As can send/receive 8 CV or audio signals between your cases, but can be expanded to bridge two cases for up to 24 signals at the same time.

Use a pair of ADDAC213As to send & receive 8 CV or audio signals between distant points in your case, between two separate cases, or between your case and a friend's case.Less clatter, less spaghetti, faster connection!There’s nothing better than being able to connect that controller skiff with just one cable to your main system. At a gig, in the studio, when jamming with a friend, give yourself a gift by grabbing a pair of ADDAC213As.The modules can be installed in normal position or a 180 degree position to fit any need and any case design.

Expansion by the ADDAC213Bs
Each ADDAC213A module can be connected through a ribbon cable connection on its backside with up to two ADDAC213Bs. Each ADDAC213B module added expands the channels options of the ADDAC213A by adding 8 more channels.With two 2 ADDAC213Bs connected to each ADDAC213A module, you’ll have a total of 24 channels going between your cases with a simple one-cable bridge.Between the ADDAC213A pair and the ADDAC213B, your cases never looked so elegantly connected together!

The ADDAC213As are always sold as a pair of 2 modules and an included ribbon cable (50cm or 100cm ribbon cable, or custom sizes available upon request).

Each module can be installed in normal position or at 180 degrees.

. Width: 6 HP
. Depth: 2.4 cm
. Passive / Does not draw current
. Ribbon Cable: 50cm or 100cm ribbon cable (custom sizes available upon request)"

Maestro Rhythm King 2 Jam

Published on Jan 31, 2018 mick frigerio

"Session with Maestro Rhythm King MRK 2, Korg MS 20 and a Gibson Les Paul. Recorded in Sculpture Music Studio"

Messing Around #4 (Mother-32 & Microkorg)

Published on Jan 31, 2018 The Droste Effect

"I recently was on a business trip down in North Carolina and stopped by the Moog Headquarters on my way back home. While at their store, I picked up a Mother-32. I will have a lot of fun with this little guy.

Recorded using Logic Pro X."

Listen on Soundcloud:

Body Fool - Xy Snd

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Body Fool

Body Fool - Xy Snd

Body Fool

A new piece from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Body Fool.

Feedback & Saturation

Feedback & Saturation from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

ADSR envelopes modulating DRUM MODULES

ADSR envelopes modulating DRUM MODULES from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"How useful are ADSR envelope generators for modulating drum modules?

I am not a huge fan of over modulating drum sounds - quite often an accent is all one needs to make the drum programming come to life, but sometimes certain things really do benefit from extra modulation.

In this video: drum pattern with no accents and no modulation, with accents only and with accents and modulation.

If you find this video useful feel free to subscribe to my Vimeo channel


SampleRobot Pro - New Software Tools for Yamaha MONTAGE Synthesizers

You might remember SampleRobot Pro from this NAMM video. The following is the official press release with additional details:

"Yamaha Presents Software Tools to Outfit MONTAGE Synthesizers with Professional Sampling and Sound Editing

ANAHEIM (January 25, 2018) — Yamaha today showcased two new software packages designed to enhance creativity and flexibility for the company’s MONTAGE line of synthesizers: SampleRobot Pro MONTAGE Edition and the John Melas MONTAGE Performance Editor and Librarian.

SampleRobot Pro MONTAGE Edition is a customized version of the award-winning SampleRobot audio sampling software that allows sampling from any acoustic or electronic instrument. All sound nuances are captured automatically, and a high-quality, ready-to-play MONTAGE Performance is created in minutes.

Seamlessly integrated WaveRobot software finds perfect loop points, even for whole multi-samples with different velocity layers during recording. It has never been easier to build professional-sounding emulations for MONTAGE.
The John Melas MONTAGE Performance Editor and Librarian is a complete MONTAGE Performance, AWM2, FM-X and Drum Kit editing solution in a compact, intuitive user space. Key features include:

Easy Super Knob and Assignable Knob Control Sets routing
Easy Performances name editing from the PC keyboard
Performance selection by Bank or Category
Support for searching of patches by name
Ability to copy/paste Parts, Effects, AWM2 Elements, FM-X Operators, Drum Keys, Controls Sets, Motion Sequence Lanes, Arpeggiator Parts and Zones
Loading and saving Performances or individual Parts to files
Importing of Performances from Yamaha MONTAGE Connect .X7B files
Reading Performance names directly from the synthesizer
The suite also includes Total Librarian, a data-organization application that allows easy, drag-and-drop content management. Total Librarian is perfect for combining multiple banks into your own custom sound library.

Pricing and Availability
SampleRobot Pro MONTAGE Edition (FREE for MONTAGE owners) will be available mid-April 2018. The John Melas MONTAGE Performance editor is available now for available now (70 EUR) at The Total Librarian will be available mid-February."

AVP Synth COSMWAVE FX Pics & Details

You can find video demos previously posted here.

The following are some pics and details via AVP Synth.

"COSMWAVE FX is a multi-effects processor consisting of three separate effects — phaser, delay and flanger, which can be used separately as well as combined in this order: Phaser -> Flanger -> Delay.

Each unit is hand-assembled in Moscow, Russia.

Analog phaser, analog flanger and a hybrid analog/digital delay with up to 1 minute of feedback time;
Each effect can be used separately INDIVIDUAL as well as in a series MULTI in this order: Phaser -> Flanger -> Delay;
Nine 6.3 mm connectors on the back, three for each of the effects — one input and two outputs;
Input signals in each of the effects are linear, mono. All effects have a pseudo-stereo output;
CV inputs for the MANUAL knob control in the Phaser and Flanger sections;
Assembled using discrete components;
Durable metal case with wood sides;
Weight: 2kg
Dimensions: L22xW19xH10 cm
15 VAC euro type adapter included.


469 Euro shipping included to Europe/UK, USA/Canada.
For other locations, please contact us for a quote!"

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) Dreamcatcher

Published on Jan 30, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X analog synthesizer from the year 1979

For me is the OB-X the best classic analog synthesizer. The sound is very raw and warm.

Used by van Halen, Japan, Styx, Rush, Ultravox,..."

Buchla Touché

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Alessandro Cortini


Metasonix + VCS3

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Alessandro Cortini

old Serge paper face

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Alessandro Cortini

"restored with new panels."

Bugbrand Chirper - sweet spots

Published on Jan 31, 2018 ] Duplan [

"Great new synth by Tom Bugs. Simple but clever design and it allows external modulation. Amazing filter !"

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Analog Bassline Black w/ Red LEDs

via this auction

"It looks sharp and is a nearly one-for-one component match to the original Roland TB-303. You won't find a more accurate representation of that iconic sound anywhere else (not even with Roland's latest offerings) Even the extra features/knobs that have been added to extend the functionality are branched off a different internal power supply so that a separate/dedicated power supply matching the original TB-303's can be used to power all the original controls, oscillators, filters, etc."

Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage 1970s Musiconics Bassmate Analog Bass Synthesizer/Pedals- Version 1 SN B-1443

via this auction

Cyndustries Cynthia Modcan A Modules

via these auctions


Barton Zeroscillator
CGS/Ken Stone Gate Sequencer
CGS/Ken Stone Super Psycho LFO
Buchla Quad Low Pass Gate
CGS/Ken Stone Burst Generator
Blacet Dark Star Chaos

Make Noise Shared System Arpeggios

Published on Jan 31, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Arpeggiations and pseudo-echoes played by hand on the Black & Gold Shared System Plus."

state of the detachment

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Matthew Tyas

"An improvised session using just an axoloti DIY synth. I'm using my ribbon synth here with a multi-sample oscillator into a filter and then fed into 1 of 4 delay lines."

Toto's Africa

Published on May 22, 2013 TotoVEVO

Just spotted this one on BoingBoing. A synth demo with an interesting bit of synth history (BTW, the GS1 went up for sale in 2014 - you can also find an interview with Steve Porcaro here):

Paich told Musicradar in 2013:

"Its first inception came when there used to be UNICEF commercials on TV, showing children and families living in poverty. The first time I saw that it affected me deeply…
"I sat down and started playing and the chorus just came out like magic. I remember after I'd sung 'I bless the rains down in Africa', I just stopped and went, 'Wait a minute. I might be a little talented, but I'm not that talented - God's using me for an instrument here!'

"I realised I had a song in the making, so I started writing on the Yamaha CS-80, which you hear in the intro - that's the keyboard playing - and then you hear the little kalimba sounds [on the Yamaha GS1] in the chorus. It was a fertile time to make music with new sounds, and that kind of defined that song."

microKAST Ep#1 They Live for KORG & Beetle Drives

Published on Jan 2, 2018 KORG microKAST

"3 experts talking about Korg & Samson gear, video games, films & other random stuff with special guests! On the very first episode we cover all the 2016 product releases so far and KORG Kronology features the mini700!"

[MV] 키보디스트 지현수의 " Sky Walker " (Full ver.)

Published on Feb 9, 2015 musicstory80

Minimoog Model D on leads.

지현수 Mini Album (First Mover) 중 첫번째 트랙.
Artist: 지현수(Ji Hyun Soo)

원작자:이사오 사사키
편곡: 지현수

Minimoog & Drum Brute & India Synthesizer

Published on Jan 31, 2018 musicstory80

"인도 신디사이저 & 드럼브루트 & 빈티지 미니무그 까지..
아날로그 삼총사로 준비했습니다.
인도 신디사이저는 일반 키보드처럼 키노트가 없이 "Knob" 를 돌려 음감으로만 연주해야 하기 때문에 까다롭지만 그 특유의 좋습니다. ㅎ
Minimoog 의 포먼트 음색과도 멋들어지게 어울리고, Drumbrute 필터의 질감도 아날로그의 음색을 잘 표현해줘서 좋네요~^^"


"India Synthesizer & Drum Brute & Vintage Mini Mug ...
I prepared it as an analog angel.
Indian synthesizers are tricky because they have to play "Knob" with no keynot just like a regular keyboard, but they are unique. He
Minimoog's formant tone is also nice and the Drumbrute filter's texture is also good for expressing analog tone ~ ^^ "

Buchla Music Easel - Crazy filter (Ji Hyun Soo)

Published on Nov 30, 2014 musicstory80

"키보디스트 지현수
Keyboardist Ji Hyun Soo
Music Easel + Eventide TimeFactor...that's all"

Oberheim Two Voice

Published on Jul 13, 2016 musicstory80

"Korea Keyboardist - Ji Hyun Soo"

Vintage Oberheim Two Voice

Published on Jul 13, 2016

"Since 1975 / Variable State Filter
Korea Keyboardist - Ji Hyun Soo"

NAMM 2018 RADIKAL Delta Cep A Modular Synthesizer (english)

Published on Jan 31, 2018 MusicStoreTV

"This cool new synth sounds incredibly fat - check it out!"

CGS Serge BOG + MARSH + SWAMP (w/ patch notes) #TTNM

Published on Jan 31, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Another jam with the Serge panels. This time I'm using all three, although the SWAMP only provides white noise.


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
Best of CGS Serge panels BOG, MARSH & SWAMP

Patch Notes:
There are five "sounds" in the mix. NCO 1, NCO 1 processed by the VC Divider, NCO 2 through the bottom of the Wave Multiplier, DUSG 1 through the top of the Wave Multiplier and White Noise. All sounds are mixed together using the BOG's mixer and one of MARSH's CV Processors. Modulation is done by the two Utility LFOs, which are joined by the panel switch. One square wave output triggers the remaining DUSG, which's EOS output triggers an ADSR on the MASRH. There the two Slope Detectors analyse the slopes of LFO one and the DUSG, creating more triggers, used for modulation (e.g. the pitch of the oscillators is modulated by triggers, making them change between two notes.). LFO 1 also modulates the VC Divider to create changing sub-octaves of NCO 1. The audio mix goes through the VCF then, which is modulated by the Wave Multiplier output (for FM) and the CV Cluster, receiving input and offset from an LFO and Slope Detector. I'm playing with the audio mix and filter cutoff, CV and resonance mostly."

The NAMM Show 2018 - Erica Synths New Modules Jam

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Animato Audio

"The NAMM Show 2018 show floor jam at the Erica Synths booth. Kodek rocks the house with his rig full of new Erica Synths modules. Very excited to be getting these to the store in the near future."

The NAMM Show 2018 - 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Animato Audio

"Thanks to Hugo for an awesome demo of the 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator. It looks to be a very playable design capable of many different textures and timber."

Waldorf Streichfett STVC Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

The RK-002 PolyMUX effect

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Retrokits

"PolyMUX is a MIDI chain (polychain) effect in the RK-002/MOD firmware.

You can use it inside multi-MIDI channel machines like the Digitakt ( [see this post] ), Electribe,... but also with... well anything MIDI.... who knows what will come out right?

The PolyMUX setting can be changed on your RK-002/MOD on this settings page:

The base MIDI response channel on the RK-002 is where the PolyMUX effect will be applied, the extra PolyMUX channels indicate the extra channels to which the notes will be spread and MIDI data will be copied.

So Channel 1 + 3 PolyMUX = Receiving on channel 1 and sending out on 1,2,3,4.

The web settings page only allows up to 7 extra channels but actually you can fill up all MIDI channels. You're free to use hardcore sysex to address this anyhow or comment below if you have any objections to this restriction and want to see it increased on the webpage :-)

Note on applying settings to the RK-002 cable: Be sure to have a MIDI-Power interface which also has MIDI System Exclusive support."

Emy Allophone mode

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Jean-Luc Deladrière

"Emy reading allophones from a text file on the SD card. An 8 step sequencer is connected to the Sound jack to choose the line within the file. The Gate triggers the speech."

See the Polaxis label below for more.

Befaco Hexmix Series Videos by Synth Diy Guy

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"In depth review of Befaco's Hexmix VCA, part one of a series which will include the Hexmix Mixer and the Hexpander: The complete performance mixer for Eurorack by Befaco."

Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer Microvolt 3900 Test @ NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Ulises Lozano

The Yudo Neuman - A Futuristic Touchscreen Synthesizer

Published on Jan 30, 2018 Synthtopia

"At the 2018 NAMM Show, Yudo introduced the Neuman multi-touch synthesizer - a futuristic design that pairs a giant iPad-style touchscreen interface with a traditional musical keyboard.

We talked with Yudo's Mieko Saruwatari, who gave us a quick introduction to the new instrument."

See the Yudo label below for more.

SDS Digital RIT_M As a Clock Source Demo 7

Published on Jan 30, 2018 freshnelly

"This is a demo of the RIT_M's self clocking ability. The clock is created based on the Settings BPM setting and the actual loop length you provide.
It's a quick and easy way to start a jam!"

David Van Koevering Has Passed Away

Update: this post will be pinned on top for the day. You can find newer posts below.

Brian Kehew wrote in to let us know synth legend David Van Koevering passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Per Brian, "So many people in the industry knew him; such a long and varied life!" Indeed. The following is the obituary sent to him from Van Koevering's family.


Patch n Tweak

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