MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SynthFest France 2018 Set for Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1 in Nantes

You can find full details on the event website.

"This event will host many manufacturers, such as Korg, Yamaha, Roland, Arturia, UVI... Other smaller manufacturer will be there, like Mutable Instruments with its new line of modules, Baloran with his wonderful 8 voice polyphonic River that will be demonstrated by myself, as I program the preset sounds on it at the moment.

Many Vintage synths also: Jupiter 8, OSCar, Prophet VS, Sequential Studio 440, Kobol, Synclavier 2, Korg 770, Roland SH3A…"

"The SynthFest France 2018 (5th edition) will be held in Nantes from Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1, 2018. As in past years, many exhibitors will be present. This year the light will be on the French manufacturers who will be many to make the trip. The SynthFest France welcomes more visitors over the years, 3 concerts are organized this year, instead of the usual two. Showcases during the day will also be scheduled to allow everyone to come and see and listen to as many artists as possible. Thank you to the already faithful public who makes the trip to Nantes every year and without whom the SynthFest would not exist, and welcome to the new ones."

System Cartesian/0-Coast - to nan

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Jae Ryan

"I wanted to try and make a little ambient soundscape with this system as you don't see a ton of it with Make Noise stuff.

I just took some stills of the gear used in the patch for the 'video' as I imagine anyone that actually takes the time to listen to this will just let it play in the background (as intended).

I'm far too lazy to list everything about the patch and hardly ever know whats going on anyways, but if you leave a comment I'm always happy to chat :)"

Moog Music Brings Back the Classic Modular IIIp Synthesizer

"Synth fans everywhere are rejoicing as Moog Music has announced today that they will be creating a limited edition replica of the classic IIIp Synthesizer. With only 40 new IIIp units available worldwide, this is an extremely limited release. Vintage King has a small number of these synthesizers and we are starting to take pre-orders as of today.

What can you expect from the new IIIp reproduction? As with the other recent systems that Moog has recreated, the brand is dedicated to replicating the original down to the smallest details. Built based on original documentation, circuit board and art files, the IIIp will feature 37 hand-built modules, including 10 901-Series oscillators, the 905 Spring Reverb and the 984 Matrix Mixer.

The history of the Moog IIIp is a storied one. Dr. Robert Moog, the beloved genius behind the namesake brand, began working with hundreds of musicians in the 1960s to develop a method of expanding electronic music. The idea was to push beyond the basic sound generators that had previously been created using old radio and recording studio equipment.

After years of research, the results of Bob's efforts led to him to start building individual models and custom modular systems. As orders grew in numbers, Bob began assembling a team of ten techs who would help him handbuild these early synthesizers in his New York-based storefront space.

While the original three synthesizers (Synthesizer I, II and III), were built into large cabinets meant for use in studios, the IIIp was designed to be more mobile. Bob would take the formula of the previously released IIIc pre-configured synth and put into a portable 3-cabinet unit that would make up the IIIp.

Moog synthesizers are world renowned for having ushered in a new era in the sonic exploration of music, thanks in part to users like Wendy Carlos, Isao Tomita, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan and beyond. Perhaps the best use of the IIIp synthesizer would be in The Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun,' as George Harrison and Manfred Mann's Mike Vickers programmed a piece of synth magic for one of the pop world's most beloved songs."

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Dark Souls Menu Theme (Moog Mother 64)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 RemixSample

"Having a monophonic synth play all the notes of the Dark Souls menu theme song got a little weird but this is what it sounds like. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

Octatrack + Analog Four - Now I know who you are (live/jam)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 MrGOFIOvideos

"Hi guys! I just want to share another captured moment with elektron gadgets. Basically I toggle between a few patterns on the Analog Four which is managing the melody while the Octatrack generates the rythm and drum sounds. I've programmed an easy scene which modifies some of them.

The structure of the 'track' is very simple, it starts growing up until a break point and then fall down, but it seems an interesting result to me, so here we are again.

Please, let me know what do you think about it. In case you're really tired of my stupid videos, let me know too ;)

Roland JD-800

via this auction

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Semi-Modular Synthesizer

some nice pics via this auction.

Korg Poly 61 Vintage Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction, also on Reverb

Moog Source SN 2221

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Unboxing the Behringer Neutron Prototype Analog Synth Module

Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

Something New Coming from Innerclock Systems

The masters of sync, Innerclock Systems, have a new product in the works. You can see some pics captured here and more on their site. I reached out to Innerclock and the details are currently under wraps. You can however get an idea of what this will be via the pics.

Novation Peak FM

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Thomachinex

"Just testing the FM part of the Peak. I just set up a basic sequence, and recorded myself tweaking the parameters. And tried to make every change visible.

I set up FM OSC 3 to 1 and FM OSC 2 to 3 in the mod matrix. And they are controlled by mod env 1 and 2.

Recorded straight to Cubase without any effects or prosessing. (Forgot to normalize and use anything on the master bus)"

Moog Drums (Moog DFAM, Mother-32 & MF Delay)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 HardtekStudios

"The DFAM is producing a hard, synth heavy kick while the Mother-32 is accompanying it with a saw wave & white noise hi-hat running into the MF Delay pedal for some extra movement & groovement. The DFAM is synced to the Mother-32 via the Assign output, with the Mult being used for the DFAM. The DFAM is returning the favor by sharing it's sequencer & Envelopes with the Mother-32."

All Those Octatrack Dreams (short film)

Published on Jan 27, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Music & Video by Synth & Sundry
A wistful look at some Octatrack projects over the years occasionally punctuated by the ambient sounds of the studio."

Almost Sunny

Almost Sunny from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"Tiptop Audio artist ANGLE creates a strong groove with BD909 and brushed HATS909.

The melodic sequence was created using the Z8000 Matrix Sequencer, Circadian Rhythms and Valhalla effects coming from the Z-DSP."

Jimmy Myhrman, DnB jam on Digitone, Feb 2018

Published on Feb 12, 2018 Jimmy Myhrman

"A quick DnB jam on Digitone. Basically just playing around with some nice patterns that I made. I don't get time to finish any tracks these days, but wanted to at least record something from an inspiring session."

Note this is all Digitone including drums / percussion.

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Moog Source Presets by Jyoti Mishra

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Jyoti Mishra

"My lovely membraney baby!

History here -"

wellenvorm - The Petrified Forest Tour Pics

A couple of pics of wellenvorm's The Petrified Forest Tour. You can find video of the performance here. You don't want to miss it.

Forest - [Digitakt & Digitone] - by Mickey Beautron

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Mickey Beautron

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Drumspiration for Reveal Sound Spire and ReSpire

Published on Feb 1, 2018 SolidtraxNL

"*** NOW Available in the Reveal Sound Store @ ***

Solidtrax presents: Drumspiration

The first synthesized drum preset pack for Reveal Sound Spire and ReSpire. This bank contains 80 carefully crafted drum presets, which make heavy use of velocity, modwheel and the 4 modulation macros.

This preset pack contains:
- 22 kickdrums
- 16 claps
- 9 snares
- 7 hihats
- 3 shakers
- 2 rides
- 2 cymbal crashes
- 4 toms
- 13 percussion sounds
- and 2 FX sounds"

AJH Synth - Gemini 2412 *Feedback Patching*

Published on Feb 15, 2018 DivKidVideo

"I'm sure a lot of you know the AJH Synth Gemini 2412 by now, a uniquely featured dual filter based on the classic early SEM designs. If you don't know anything about it yet check it out [here], but in this video I'm pushing it, bending it, and slapping it around with some feedback patching to see what happens and see what new tones we can come up with."

Behringer Neutron Testing - Acid Patch

New patch video added to this post.

TE Pocket Operator PO-12 RHYTHM Tutorial + Advanced features!

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Enrique Martinez

"This is a tutorial for beginners on the Teenage Engineering PO-12 Rhythm, with a few advanced features thrown in at the end to help you get the most out of these awesome machines!"

only the grey horizon

Published on Feb 15, 2018 C Nich0lls

"0-Coast Ambient: only the grey horizon

for every arrival, a departure

Analogue improvisation with Makenoise 0-Coast, Korg SQ-1, Strymon Timeline, Strymon BigSky

Main motif is a single take recording, no editing. Additional noise background and high-pitched ‘percussive’ noise both from 0-Coast (derived from same patch)

The 8 possible pitches from Row 1 of the SQ-1 are ‘played’ throughout the recording (turned on/off to create the melodic fragments).

Makenoise 0-Coast
Image of patch at start and end of video

Square wave out to Tempo in (sets int clock to oscillator (audio rate)
Random out to LinFM in (creates noise bands in oscillator)
Slope set to cycle, EOC patched to sync in on SQ-1
Cntrl out to Balance in

Korg SQ-1
CVA patched to 1V/Oct
Single row of 8 pitches, Active Step mode
CVB patched to Ovrtn in (uses 3,5 or 7 steps)
Gate A to Contour Gate in

LinFM amount and Balance pot adjusted throughout performance. The combination of these 2 creates the changes in noisiness of the oscillator and overall bandwidth of the noise.

Strymon TimeLine

Custom patch based on dTape algorithm

Strymon BigSky

Custom patch based on Magneto algorithm

Alternative take on Soundcloud:"


via this auction

""RMIF ELSITA". It is a powerfull 4 channel analog drum synthesizer, produced in the USSR in 1980s. It has 4 identical channels (which can be used & edited freely). On every channel you can change: trigger signal sensitivity, tone, attack, release, tone\noise balance, filter, volume level. Each channel has trigger Input on a standart 1/4 mono Jack for 4 pads. It can be triggered from any drum pads like classic Simmons or modern Roland\Yamaha
or any audio source - line outs of the drum machine or soundcard or CV Gate etc. The module has Audio Output (1/4 Jack) and Headphone Output (1/4 Jack). This is an armoured antitank piece of gear and the sound it produces is very unique! Can synthesize huge pallete of sounds - from modern punchy BD & SD to classic 808 or 909 subs or claps e.t.c.."

Columbia Rhythm Box MK-2 Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"Japanese vintage analog drum machine Rhythm Box MK-2 probably from the 1970's. There is no sign of manufacturer or brand name any where so I'm not sure if this is one of similar looking Columbia's Rhythm Box series or not.

The unit appears to be working fine, all the preset sounds played fine as being tested and the knobs working as they should. Maybe a slight scratch noise and bad contacts on the switches and knobs, which could do with some adjustment/servicing if required."

Clavia Nord Lead 3 Rack

via this auction

Moog Opus 3 Vintage Synthesizer SN 4875 w/ Original Manual w/ Patches

via this auction

Access Virus Ti Polar

via this auction

Korg PolySix SN 466456

via this auction

Analogue Solutions Station X compact mini modular synthesizer SN 7674X

via this auction

See this post for a video.

Behringer Model D Box Shots

via this auction

New Behringer UB-Xa Update & Renders

And update from Uli Behringer on Gearslutz:

"Allow me to provide you with a quick update.

Aside from the earlier desktop version, many of you requested for a keyboard version of the UB-Xa synth and hence we thought we'd share some designs with you. We have asked our engineers to render a 5-octave keyboard version and use this opportunity to show you some of the insights how such a product is developed.

Descent to Chaos

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"Cool random piece featuring the Sonic Potions Descent module."

Full kit review video:

Kit Review # 18 - Sonic Potions Descent

Published on Feb 14, 2018

"Kit Review # 18 - Sonic Potions Descent

Complete review of Sonic Potions' 'Descent' Module kit. A dual voltage controlled decay envelope generator in 8hp for Eurorack.

My friend Roman Sowa's awesome jack tool:

buy your kit here:"

ASD Valvetron

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Валерий Заверяев

"Our third module is Valvetron - a violent, unbridled, evil lamp filter. Valvetron has 3 audio inputs (two of which are adjustable) and 2 adjustable inputs for modulation. Also it has DRIVE adjustment for an overdrive effect.
Only quality components: Epcos, 1Ж24Б, Alpha, Xvive.
Recorded at ProTools Mix (Apogee AD8000). No EQ, compression or any FX.
7HP, 45 mm deep."

Behringer Model D and Eventide Space

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Pure Ambient Drone

"Behringer Model D along with the Eventide Space.
Just messing around with the Behringer D to get a feel for the different sounds through the Eventide Space."

Hello! Volca Sample: 4

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Red Means Recording

"The Volca Sample is monophonic multi-part sampler with a step sequencer, performance controls, and effects. It is fun to play. Here you can watch me play it, if you want.

Using a custom bank of samples, many of which are from the Legowelt sample archive:"

Modular Synth Improvisation Live 028

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

Elektron Digitone : variety of sound

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Masaki Takada

"I gathered records that Digitone played during ten days after it arrived.
Have fun! :)"

MID WINTER DRONE TIME (w/ Field Kit FX, Strom Mobile & Kastl)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 KOMA Elektronik

"Berlin in winter is grey and sad, until the sun comes out! Woutr enjoys the afternoon making some drones in Tempelhof with the Field Kit FX and Bastl Kastl, powered by our upcoming mobile power solution Strom Mobile!

Field Kit FX is available for pre-orders now!
Check here:"

"Our latest machine the Field Kit FX has been funded through the community at Kickstarter and is now available for pre-order here on the KOMA website.

PLEASE NOTE: This item will be shipped from April 2018. Any items purchased in the same order will also be shipped then. If you want to have the available items sooner, then please order them separately.

The Field Kit FX is more fun with the right tools! You could add the FX Expansion Pack, which offers a spring reverb tank and other goodies!"

Behringer Model D #05 - Mixer, Feedback, Noise Generator & LFO Outputs

Published on Feb 15, 2018 DivKidVideo

"For the 5th video in the series we take a look at arguably the 'middle' chunk of the synth, which is the mixer section. We have volume control and on/off switches for each of the 3 internal oscillators a noise generator with white and pink noise and the external input. We delve into feedback looking at the options to root the main output through to the external input and level control when no external input is present at the physical input. We also look at rooting feedback from the mixer back to the mixer (cutting out the filter and VCA). Finally (as the jacks are there) we take a quick look at the LFO outputs too."

All parts here.

NAMM NUGGETS - Qu-bit Modular (An assortment)

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Well this is one of the last Namm 2018 videos I'll post. Qu-bit looks great in black, so Andrew of Qu-bit gave me a great demo featuring Qu-bit chance, Qu-bit Nebulae, Qu-bit chords and many more. Good stuff as always. Check them out!"

Syntronik Blau - PPG Wave 2 synth iPad Demo

Published on Feb 15, 2018 redskylullaby

"Blau synth in Syntronik is an emulation of the classic synth the PPG Wave 2 that was one of the first Wavetable Synths pioneered by Wolfgang Palm / Palm Instruments in the eighties.
The PPG was used by David Bowie, Gary Numan, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, Tangerine Dream and Stevie Wonder among others."

meng qi - dog yr

Published on Feb 15, 2018 Meng Qi

happy new year!!!
patch note in the video

Behringer VC340 - Part 2 (Walkthrough)

Published on Feb 14, 2018 MrFirechild

"Here is a walkthrough of the Behringer VC340 prototype. A clone of the legendary Roland VP-330 Choir/Strings/Vocoder machine. We start with the Human Voice section and the Strings section and of course we compare the VC340 sound with VP-330 clips as well. The walkthrough completes with some unearthly beautiful singing through the Vocoder section! No multitracking and no additional effects are used in this video. Just the naked truth. Enjoy! Produced and performed by"

Behringer VC340

Yamaha SY77 Preset Demos

Published on Jan 24, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Modular Generative Drone - C-Beams Glittering Near the Tannhauser Gate

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Mike Thomas

"Another scary/giant drone from the 'Seriously Sputnik' case. Don't worry -- I'll return to more melodic stuff by combining this case with another!

This tune is completely generative. There's no pre-set sequencing (which shouldn't be surprising if you've listened to it). Although there is a general tone to the patch I've found it very interesting to just sit and listen as it morphs. Sometimes there are some big surprises that will most likely never be repeated.

Most CV is from the West Coast Random source, with some added in by the Quad Function and Trigger Source (with a bit of self-patching). FM and Timbre shaping are happening on the two oscillators (Oscillator and Dual Oscillator). Quad VCF/VCA is used as a mixer, with its outputs going through Disting in ping-pong Delay mode and then 2hp Verb."

Patch n Tweak

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