MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Moog Subsequent 37 Tutorial Videos & March Sale

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Moog Music Inc


1. Subsequent 37 | Processing External Audio
2. Subsequent 37 | Exploring Filter Poles
3. Subsequent 37 | How to Play the Filter as a Sine Wave Oscillator

Update: It looks like the Subsequent 37 is also on sale for the month of March:

"For the month of March, you will receive a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a new Subsequent 37 Standard from a participating US Moog Dealer. We hope that the many musicians out there who have always dreamed of owning a Moog synthesizer will take advantage of this opportunity and begin exploring a world of new sonic possibilities with this powerful analog instrument.

The Subsequent 37 Standard is available for $100 off through participating US Moog Dealers until March 31, 2018.

Discount available only at participating U.S. Moog Dealers 3.1.18 - 3.31.18"

You can find dealers that support MATRIXSYNTH on the right.

3 Eurorack Filter Clones Compared

Published on Feb 18, 2018 poorness studios

"I have 3 Eurorack filters and they all happen to be clones of vintage synths. I did a side-by-side comparison of the Doepfer A-124 (EDP Wasp clone), STG Soundlabs Sea Devils (EMS Synthi clone), and Harvestman Polivoks VCF (Polivoks clone).

Check out this video for more details on the A-124 self-oscilaltion mod:"

DIY Project 11: Doepfer A-124 WASP self oscillation mod

Published on Jan 29, 2018 poorness studios

"I really wanted to do the WASP self-oscilaltion mod. However, I didn't want to lose the filter's original character. Here's a way to do it cheap and easy. Of course, you lose one of the CV jacks, but I think it's worth it for the flexibility.

Patch Pierre article with the original mod:"

NONO Lander 3.84 Review

Published on Feb 25, 2018 poorness studios

"I got one of the new NONO eurorack cases from Kickstarter. This is the Lander 3.84 model. I did a full review for anyone who is curious."

Creamware Pro-12 ASB

via this auction

via the listing: "I had an original prophet 5 back in the 80's for a long time & got to know it intimately - & have since had all of the software emulations (including the latest Repro-5), but the Pro-12 is unquestionably the closest to the real thing sound-wise, & that's before you consider that you have the actual knobs to twiddle."


via this auction, also on Reverb.

1980's Pollard SYNDRUM Percussion Synthesizer

via this auction

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #48: Kawai K4r - Song 1

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Kawai K4r. It's a 16-voices, 8-part multitimbral 16-Bit PCM digital synthesizer. This time the song is quite minimal, like a repeating chant. So, just lay back and relax when you listen the song ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Kawai K4r - EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Ambient Analog Jam "Glory" System 1m + Eventide H9 Roland SE 02 MiniNova UltraNova

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Denis Polic

"A New Arrival in my basement studio: Eventide H9 Harmoniser. The best thing is that Eventide gives you a possibility to chose the algorythm you want and load it to the H9, so you can pick up the best from every famous Eventide pedal, like Space, Timefactor and Pitchfactor, just load the App on the IPad, and i can even set the parameter on it. Thanks a lot Eventide!!!! After i swiched the Roland System 1m on it, and chose the Blackhole algorythm, it was just kind of a glory feeling to hear the sound with those looong shimmer echoes, so i turned the cam on, and thats it. Everything was recorded on fly, so sorry for some mistakes in playing. Hope you would like it and share and subscribe, thanks!!!

Gear used (in order of apperance):

Roland System 1m lead sound
Novation MiniNova pad sound
Roland SE-02 first sequence
Moog Minitaur Bass sound
Roland TR-8 Rhytm section
Novation Circuit claps and hihats
Arturia Microbrute 2-nd sequence
Waldorf Rocket 3-rd sequence
Novation Ultranova 2-nd lead sound

Arturia BeatStep Pro and Keystep as main sequencer

No DAW or other computer stuff was involved in this setup, only me and my hardware.

Headphones highly recommended!!!"

Frap Tools - Fumana - Live show and Q&A w/ DivKidVideo

Streamed live 4 hours ago DivKidVideo

The SynthSummitShow episode 22: Warm star Electronics (eurorack module manufacturer)

Streamed live 23 hours ago Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"A Live show focusing on Synths, Modular, and all things gear related including interviews of some of the most interesting people in the industry and much more.
Hosted By Sound Designer and Music Technologist Ken Flux Pierce (I have severe ADD and it shows in this episode)"

Brent's Polymoog 203a Restoration, (by Synthpro)

Published on Feb 28, 2018 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This was yet another sick Polymoog that now has a new healthy life.

Thanks for watching!


SN 1336, or 336 as you don't count the 1 in the serial numbers according to the video. Note the guts of SN 1336 was mentioned in the last video here.

JEC Pink Floyd On The Run iVCS3 Performance Pad Test

Published on Feb 28, 2018 James Edward

"This short video shows a test of The On The Run Travel Sequence which is part of my Free Pink Floyd Iconic Sounds Preset Bank due for release in early 2018 via the iVCS3 Preset And Mods Shop. A feature of iVCS3 is that the first four presets can be "Morphed" in real time and therefore is ideal to use in a performance situation! #iVCS3 #VCS3 #PinkFloyd #OnTheRun #TravelSequence #JEC #JamesEdwardCosby"

The original of course was done on the EMS SYNTHI.

Italia New Wave Vinyl Featuring EDP WASP on Cover

Spotted this one on Amazon. No mention of the EDP Wasp in the following description, so I'm guessing the tracks don't actually showcase the synth. Still pretty cool to see one on the cover.

"ITALIA NEW WAVE Minimal Synth, No Wave & Post Punk Sounds from the 80's Italian Underground 1980 - 1986 Spittle Records existed existed in the late 1980s' It released darkwave, EBM and experimental music, mostly on limited edition vinyls Neon was formed by Marcello Michelotti in 1979 They were part of the Florence dark wave and electronic scene of the 1980s Pankow are the pioneers of Italian EBM and industrial scene Formed in Florence in 1979 they experimenting with electronic machines La Masque was founded in Milan in 1979 In 1984 they recorded their first album titled "The Happy Flock" N.O.I.A.'s career can be divided between electronic trance-dub and synth-pop State of Art is an Italian post-punk band Jeunesse D'ivoire is electronic-cold wave Monuments are electronic duo from Torino Rats are a punk band from Spilamberto, Modena, Italy, founded in 1980 and still active Fockewulf 190 are italo-disco, electro, synth-pop, formed in Milan in 1980 Illogico is a punk band formed in Rome in 1981 2+2=5 is a post punk, proto-electronic syth pop band formed in 1981 TRACK TITLES: Neon – My Blues Is You - 5:58 Панков (Pankow) – God's Deneuve - 3:53 Le Masque – Mother And Son - 3:27 N.O.I.A. – Forbidden Planet - 4:58 State Of Art – Your Eyes - 2:53 Jeunesse D'ivoire – Days - 3:33 Monuments – Oblivious (Edit) - 3:48 Rats – C'est Disco - 4:58 Fockewulf 190 – We Are Colder - 4:50 Luc Orient – Night In Paris - 3:36 Illogico – Abilità Motoria - 3:53 2+2=5 – Mathematic'n Logarithm - 3:58 La Maison – 40 Seconds - 0:40 SPITTLE RECORDS 2103"

Robert Moog Interview, Pacifica Radio Spring 1970

Published on Feb 21, 2018 mspysu79

"This is an interview with Synthesizer invented Robert Moog, the interview is in two parts, part 1 is an is an introduction to the synthesizer with demonstrations of creating sounds. Part 2 is information on to the types of music made with the Moog Synthesizer including examples.

The interview was conducted in the spring of 1970 in the studio inside the R.A. Moog Turmansburg NY facility. The interviewer is Gene Enders conducting the interview for Pacifica radio. The interview was produced by Gene Enders at station WBAI New York City.

The audio is structured so Dr. Robert Moog’s voice is on the Left Channel and interviewer Gene Enders voice is on the right. There is some distorted bleed through audio on the left channel at times when Enders is speaking, this distorted audio is on the original edited master tape of the interview."

Bastl SoftPop Synth With Mini Patchbay

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The SoftPop from Bastl Instruments and Casper Electronics has two VCOs and a state variable filter that can self oscillate as well as a an interesting looping pattern generator and track and hold circuit for modulation. There is a mini patch bay with 25 points and 3.5mm jacks for patching CV and signals in and out of it with eurorack or other CV synths. This video shows the SoftPop by itself and with a small eurorack modular case with sequencers and some drum modules.

The SoftPop is available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Copy of Τετάρτη - Strymon Magneto, ambient patch performance

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Joe Miller - Xin

"A more structured performance of the '1hr Magneto Patch' -- focusing on the arc and build within the musical form.

Patch Notes:
Primary voice is Mangrove filtered via Three Sisters' Low Pass. It's pitch CV is derived from a Turning Machine sequence, quantized by Instruo Harmonaig, and then arpeggiated using the ADDAC206 quad switch. The amplitude CV is being enveloped by Quadra with some scaling and offset via WMD SPO.

Blackwavetable, Telharmonic, and Rings supply a variety of drones, and rhythmic pings.

Peaks is used as Kick and HiHat with drum sequencing via ShakKnights Gallop and the Time Wizard."

Novation Peak Poly Synth Patches

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"Check out some of my favorite poly synth patches from the Novation Peak! This synth has to be one of my favorites. Note that the Prophet is only used as a midi controller in this video."

Sylicae EP Featuring Risset’s Harmonic Arpeggio Composed with ChucK

"Jean-Claude Risset’s harmonic arpeggio is a spectral composition technique that uses sine wave interference patterns. This technique allows you to create beautiful drone-like sound, over which occurs a downward cascading arpeggio of a specified subset of the harmonic series. The instrument’s timbre is similar to the sound produced by an overtone singer. Created by beating patterns that result from closely-spaced sinusoids (i.e. slightly detuned sine waves), Risset described the arpeggio gestures as 'spectral scans'"

You can find the code and additional details on Sample Me.

Dave Smith Poly Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer - Upgraded Pots Edition

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Modal Electronics 001

via this auction

Korg Poly-61 SN 726562

via this auction

"In great shape. Tested, and works with no issues."

Winter Modular Eloquencer LFO New Feature Preview 1

Published on Feb 28, 2018 SonicVoltag

"Winter Modular Eloquencer NEW LFO Features per Track.
I'll try to shoot a few quick videos showing the LFO new features."

Fine Moments with the Organelle

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Here's a selection of Organelle moments from patch demo videos and experiments we conducted with other instruments! This video demonstrates the Organelle’s capabilities as a synthesizer, sampler, drum machine, sequencer, effect processor, and as a companion to other instruments. All Organelle patches heard in this video are available for download at We hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments with the Organelle!"

Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm - shipping now!

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Modal Electronics

"The Modal CRAFTrhythm is an 8 track drum sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer which can be assembled (without need to solder) in less than 10 minutes. The CRAFTrhythm can store up to 64 16bit mono samples with a sample rate of 44.1kHz and using the CRAFTapp users can upload their own sounds. Each track features a mixer, sample select, a tune control with 3 pitch modes, low pass resonant filter and 3 envelopes for amplitude, filter and pitch. 16 preset patterns can be stored on CRAFTrhythm with up to 16 part pattern chaining along with 8 kits that recalls track parameters and 4 tracks of parameter animation."

The CRAFTrhythm was first announced here, with a follow-up demo here.

Building a track with Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm, CRAFTsynth and CRAFTapp

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Modal Electronics

"A short track showcasing some of the many features of the Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm with help from CRAFTsynth, CRAFTapp and Ableton Live"

Bassline and Chords with System Cartesian

Published on Feb 28, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Using the tELHARMONIC we can generate diatonic chord progressions pretty easily, while the STO plays a related bassline.

Echoes provided by soundhack ++delay:"

Erica Synths Graphic VCO sound demo

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Erica Synths

"The Graphic VCO is a wavetable oscillator which allows you to draw your own waves, arrange them in wavetables and after that apply different effects to them and then modulate them with internal LFO.

In this demo we play around with some of the snapshots.

00:00 - Creating a snapshot

01:32 - FAT FM (Synced FM modulation applied to FM wavetable)

02:35 - WAVE SURFER (Morphing trough all wavetables in Matrix mode, with some Pico DSP reverb on top)

03:53 - CZ-1997 (Applying phase distortion to Square/Saw octave wavetable)

05:44 - JUST WAVETABLES (Switching trough preset wavetables without any FX applied with some Pico DSP reverb on top)

07:11 - BA DUM TSS (Snare drum sound created with FM wavetable modulated by audio rate FM effect)

07:42 - GRRROWLER (Growl wavetable wavefolded and modulated with ramp LFO)

8:18 - PHASED AWAY (Phase modulated classic wavetable)

9:16 - WAVEFOLDER (Wavefolding FM wavetable)

10:30 - BROWSING SNAPSHOTS (Just browsing trough snapshots and modulating parameters with Octasource with some Pico DSP reverb on top)


Tardigrain Granular Synthesizer for iOS

Tardigrain - a little drone Published on Feb 28, 2018 humbletune

"Here is a little drone I made using my new app tardigrain. It is a granular synth that runs both standalone and as AU plugin. Best experienced loud and with headphones. Available on the app store.."

iTunes: tardigrain - Erik Sigth">"

"Tardigrain is a granular synthesiser for iOS that runs standalone or as an AU plugin. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more. Process the sound further through effects like reverb, wave shaper and sample crush. Tardigrain supports connections with AudioCopy, AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3. Plus all audio parameters can be modulated by MIDI, as AU parameters and by aftertouch on the build in keyboard.

Audiobus and Inter App Audio
Core MIDI, Inter App Audio MIDI and AUv3 MIDI
Factory presets
Record custom samples or import using AudioCopy
Save and load state and samples
Full modulation of audio parameters"

Digitone & SP404SX jam session

Published on Feb 28, 2018 MiREKO

"Ok so got my Digitone last week, haven't had a chance to really play around on it with work and other commitments..
Finally had a bit of time to jam, this is just one pattern and playing around, not planned or practiced so very sloppy and some Doh! moments with moving sweeps too fast or going into bad areas on the filters. But thought I would post anyway."

How to bring you the famous 70s analog stringensemble sound in a Casio CZ synthesizer

Published on Feb 27, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

part. 3 of the CASIO CZ sound tutorial [more posts here]
The famous 70s stringensemble sound.

Sure the CASIO CZ is no Solina or Logan but the sound very like the Farfisa String Orchestra or Elec String Orchestra.

It´s an experiment that show how can bring expensive sounds in cheap synths. It`s all about good sound programming.

The lush 70s string ensemble sound is one of the most iconic sounds in history of synthesizers with soul. Try it.

I used a bit Lexicon MPX delay and Roland SRV reverb here.

With a EHX small stone phase shifter can you create Jarre soundscapes."

The bells of Nervii

Published on Feb 27, 2018 MIDERA

Accelerator: Bells
Virus TI: Strings

Patch n Tweak

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