MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018

Piston Honda MK3 Demos

Vectoring (Piston Honda mk3)
Piston Honda Mk3 LFO test
Piston Honda mk3 drone test

These spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

54HP Episode 1: The Mini Rave Workstation

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This is episode 1 of our new video series featuring a different 54hp eurorack modular synthesizer every time. This 54hp case is "The Mini Rave Workstation" it features a tracker module that can sequence drums and melodies as well as play samples, 4 drum voices, a synthesizer voice and an effects module. With this powerful combination and the ability to store sequences and drum sounds you could play a whole live set with this case."

XOR Nerdseq:

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Elektron sequencer tutorial - conditional locks

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Seen From Space

"Analog Four, Digitakt, Digitone, Analog Rytm sequencers all have the conditional locks feature. How it's done, plus some tips on using it to produce musically pleasing patterns."

Endorphines Shuttle Filter Feedback

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Todd Barton

"the explorations continue . . . this time playing with filter feedback!"

All parts here.

Harvestman System Take 1

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Dimitrios Sismanis

"First patch with the new Harvestman system I'm putting together. I'm cheating a bit with Magneto, but that will be it's resting place. Otherwise a couple additional modules to supplement for now until some of the newer IME modules are released. Piston Honda is the voice going into Algorithm and then Double Andore, which is cycling and generating the clock for the entire patch. Gates from Zorlon Cannon. Modulation from Kermit and Hertz Donut. Audio into Magneto with Tyme Sefari inserted in the FX loop. Reverse and shift inputs on Magneto activated by gates from Zorlon Cannon."

Octave CAT SRM SN B3088

via this auction

Mutable Instruments Plaits Demos by DavidH

Published on Mar 2, 2018 DavidH

Mutable Instruments Plaits 1/30 : Wavetable
Mutable Instruments Plaits 2/30 : Particle noise
Mutable Instruments Plaits 3/30 : Granular cloud
Mutable Instruments Plaits 4/30 : Harmonic Oscillator
Mutable Instruments Plaits 5/30 : Vowel and speech synthesis drone
Mutable Instruments Plaits 6/30 : Scope all models
Mutable Instruments Plaits 7/30 : "Meta mode"
Mutable Instruments Plaits 8/30 : modal resonator
Mutable Instruments Plaits 9/30 : Pair of classic waveform
Mutable Instruments Plaits 10/30 : filtered noise
Mutable Instruments Plaits 11/30 : Voice
Mutable Instruments Plaits 12/30 : granular formant oscillator
Mutable Instruments Plaits 13/30 : Vowel and speech synthesis
Mutable Instruments Plaits 14/30 : Chords
Mutable Instruments Plaits 15/30 : Switched Drum
Mutable Instruments Plaits 16/30 : droning
Mutable Instruments Plaits 17/30 : Chord Sequences

Critter & Guitari - DJ Patch for Organelle

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"DJ Patch is a two-headed, 'beat-juggling' sample player for the Organelle. Change the relative position and playback speed of the second playhead to the master playhead for phasing, echo, simultaneous forward & backward playback, and detuned effects. Blend between to two playheads with a crossfader (Knob 2) and change your sound all at once with the sample selector (Knob 1). The keys set the position of the second playhead in relation to the master. Start and stop sample playback with the Aux button/footswitch input. This function can be controlled with incoming MIDI notes. Conversely, send MIDI from the Organelle to another instrument and play the keys to make a rare layering of notes and sample slices."

Acidlab Miami - Two Minute Demo

Published on Mar 2, 2018 AsteroidKillerMusic

"A short demo of the Acid Lab Miami 808 style drum machine. The sound was recorded direct in to the camera with no audio editing."

SH-101 sounding like a TB-303?

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Luke Neptune

"Take an SH-101, feed it a bit of distortion/saturation, give it an EQ boost between 1 and 2k and hey presto it's a cheats TB-303 :D"

ELEKTRON DIGITONE | big SOUND DEMO - 16 factory tracks included on BANK A | FM-SYNTHESIZER

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Michael Kert

"Video contain BIG SOUND DEMO of the 16 factory tracks, presets on Bank A, that come with your ELEKTRON DIGITAKT already included. Check out this Session with beautiful ambient tracks, wacky beats and atmospheric soundscapes.
Digitone is a very special eight voice digital synthesizer. It combines a modernized FM implementation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow, making it a powerful source of highly unique tones and timbres. Simple a FM Synthesizer, FM Synth."

How To Learn Yamaha DX7 Like A Pro, BT - How To Pick A Right Algorithm

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Power DX7

"Do you want to know how BT, a pro musician, composer and technologist learn about FM synthesis?

Do you want to know how DX7/ FM synthesis pros like Power DX7 creates amazing DX7 sounds?

Watch this video and learn Yamaha DX7 and FM synthesis like a Pro!

It's been a honour for Power DX7 to be recognised by a talented composer, musician & technologist like BT. And it's great to see someone like him is very serious about FM synthesis! Great teamwork, my buddy DX7!"

Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 26 to 50 -

Published on Mar 2, 2018 GEOSynths

"2nd Batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg and I have to say, i'm really impressed with the Sound Engine on this and using the FX as part of the sound...not just an add-on."

Part 1 here.

Dreadbox Drips and whiteline-modules experimentes / Eurorack Modularsynth (Riamiwo StudioVlog 77)

Published on Mar 2, 2018 riamiwovideos

"Some rhythmical-experimentes with the Dreadbox Drips and the whiteline modules."

Cameron Paul Tells All

Published on Nov 13, 2013 ToadSMB4321

"Legendary Bay Area DJ / Remixer / Producer Cameron Paul's instructional video."

Another blast from the past. Synth gear comes in at 49:50. This one in via electraumatisme.

Gear spotting: E-Mu SP-1200, Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, Ensoniq Mirage rack, Yamaha DX100, Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak, E-Mu EMAX, Roland JX-8P, and, I believe, a Sequential Circuits TOM.

Cool Cat Synth Pic

This one came in on CONTROL's latest mailer, and was spotted on CatSynth. The image credit goes to Martin Eriksson. I thought this particular shot stood out and deserved a post here as well.

Curious what the black modular in the background is. The aesthetic reminds me of EMW, but I don't recognize it.


Turns out they are EMW modules:

Analog Drums Aid

Thanks to John L Rice for spotting them!

modular jam - water riff by andy pidcock

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Andy Pidcock

"First time with the WMD Arpitecht on bass (ish) grooves - it's a start, much to learn.

MI elements
2 x qu bit octones, 1 x qu bit pulsar (clocks) 1 x qu bit RT 60 effects
1 x WMD arpitecht
erica synths Black VCO, Black poivoks VCF, pico VCA, 2 x pico drums, pico output.
1 x make noise Maths, 1 x make noise function
1 x make noise telharmonic (drone)

1 x 104 HP case from

water effect light: Chauvet Abyss USB water effect

Camera & audio: Zoom q2n"

Bastl Modular Synth + Crystalline iOS + 60 Knobs #TTNM

Published on Mar 2, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Stereo jam!!! I got a new Audio + MIDI Interface for my iPad so I can finally get that sweet Crystalline Delay & Reverb effect on my Modular Synth sounds. I prefer real knobs instead of a touch screen though, which is why I connected the Bastl 60 Knobs controller to the iPad to control all the effect parameters externally. MORE INFO BELOW!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Bastl Instruments Rumburak Modular Synth
- Bastl Instruments 60 Knobs Controller
- Holderness Media Crystalline iOS iPad Delay & Reverb App
- Zoom U-24 iPad Audio + MIDI Interface
- Zoom R16 Recorder"

Let’s Rack Mount MOTHER 32 – Eurorack with Bo

Published on Mar 2, 2018 BoBeats

"In todays episode of Eurorack with Bo we rack mount the Mother 32 and make some cool sounds with the MiniBrute 2 and Clouds."

DeltaCepA Stranger Sounds

Published on Mar 1, 2018 Jörg Schaaf

"Stranger Sounds from the Delta Cep A

All the sounds are produced with a single Delta CEP A Synthesizer. I added one external step sequencer and the external sequencer was clocked with an external LFO. I also used a control voltage mixer to mix the modulation signals from the delta.

I added a little bit reverbration from Logic's Chromaverb and had fun to produce some bizarre visuals with the Kaleidoscope function of Final Cut Pro X and old video footage. And no - I did't take anything in to produce this bizarre shit."

Boredbrains in Studio: Patching Eurorack with Little Black Rain Clouds

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Boredbrain Music

"We got together with Damion Champe (aka. Little Black Rain Clouds) to record a musical improvisation with his eurorack modular system, while introducing him to our new custom-designed 3.5mm patch cables. He also showed us his awesome Clone Garden Drum, incorporating it into the jam."

Curious if the Clone Garden is by Folktek or a clone of Folktek's work.

Update: I checked with Folktek and they let me know, the Clone Garden is not theirs.

Five Thoughts For Eurorack Modular

Published on Mar 2, 2018 John L Rice

"While this isn't a demo of the ADDAC214 VC Rotator, all five of these pieces use it in the patch. See patch details below:

Unless otherwise noted the following terms indicate:
ADDAC214 - ADDAC System ADDAC214 VC Rotator sequential switch
VCO - Synth Tech E330 Multimode VCO
EG - Modcan Quad Envelope
VCA - Bubble Sound VCA4p
Voice - VCO+EG+VCA
Mixer - Circuit Abbey Unify + expander
Sequencer - Division6 Mattson SQ816
Clock - Erica Synths Black VC Clock v2
LFO - Erica Synths Black Octasource
E102 - Synth Tech E102 Quad Temporal Shifter
QPQ - Instruo Quad Performance Quantizer
Delay - Mooer Ocean Machine pedal
Reverb - Mooer Ocean Machine and TC Electronic T2 pedals

1) Initial Test 0:00
A typical 4 voice patch I do with this system is to process a CV sequence through the E102 shift register and then through the QPQ to provide CV and gates for the Voices. In this case the ADDAC214 is inserted between the E102 and QPQ so that when clocked at a faster rate the QPQ gets channel updates more often and fires the Voices more often. I'm using a modified Doepfer A-182-1 Switched Multiple + Doepfer A-180-2 Multiple to switch between the different Clock outputs. Delay used was the Synth Tech E580 Resampling Mini Delay.

New Mutable Instruments Plaits Macro-oscillator Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 2, 2018
"A basic look at Plaits macro-oscillator and some of my favourite modes."


"Plaits is the spiritual successor of Mutable Instruments’ best-selling sound source, Braids. Not just a mkII version: its hardware and software have been redesigned from scratch. Just like its predecessor, it offers direct access to a large palette of easily tweakable sounds, covering the whole gamut of synthesis techniques.

Gone are the screen, menu system, hidden settings, and the long list of sometimes redundant synthesis models. Thanks to additional CV inputs, and to the use of 3 timbre-shaping parameters per model, Plaits is straightforward to use, and much closer to the ideal of one synthesis technique = one model. What were fragmented islands of sound in Braids are now part of a continuum of sounds.

Patch a trigger generator or sequencer in Plaits’ trigger input and instantly use the module as a percussive source thanks to its built-in virtual low-pass gate (LPG).

New Steffcorp 2600 VCO (ARP 2600) DIY Kit

via Thonk

"The Steffcorp 2600 VCO is an analogue oscillator with full voltage control based on the 4027-1 ’VCO-2’ oscillator used in the ARP 2600. It’s not just a copy however, we have gone to great lengths to bring it into the 21st century. A much needed precision reference voltage was added, as well as buffers and a few other goodies. Going SMT offered the means of improving the PCB-layout even further, as well as a selection of easy-to-source parts. No more treasure hunts and extravaganza prices! On top of this, a good bit of time was spent on analysing and comparing modern parts to find the best matches for the original part specifications."

You can find some additional modules by Steffcorp announced in this post.

Moog Prodigy SN 1934x

via this auction

Synthesizer Basics - 1985 Synth Book

via this auction

Spot the synths.

KORG 800DV Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Moccasyn Hikari 2.0 Personal Pocket Synthesizer

HIKARI Personal Pocket Synth (Offical Commercial)

Published on Dec 6, 2017 Moccasyn

Check out the Moccasyn website:



Published on Mar 2, 2018 Michael Kert

"Video contain a DIY TUTORIAL making glassy, wacky ARPEGGIOs which turn into groovy beats with the ELEKTRON DIGITONE. A LIVE JAM Session DEMO for beautiful ambient arpeggio sound modulated into a groovy KICK and HHAT beats.
Digitone is a very special eight voice digital synthesizer. It combines a modernized FM implementation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow, making it a powerful source of highly unique tones and timbres. Simple a FM Synthesizer, FM Synth."

Antimatter Audio - Crossfold

Published on Mar 2, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Anitmatter Audio prove they're not messing around with design or tone with the Crossfold! A dual input crossfading, mega wide ranging wave folding, distorting, output VCAing module that just works beautifully and sounds great. With the range down there's a huge wide sweet spot of softer more "woody" folding and with the range up you've 8 stages of folding that will go from soft to aggressive and then some. There's a lot of TZFM (through zero frequency modulation) style tones to be had with this too. A great little gem for a system. As you can tell I'm impressed. Fire away with any comments / questions I'll be sure to reply. Cheers!"

VOLT Expressive Midi Synth with FULL MPE Support - Pre Release iPad Demo

Published on Mar 2, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Kaleidoscope - a dawless song - exploring all the elements

Published on Mar 2, 2018 millolab

"the song starts @1:55
Headphnes highly recommended
Gear used: Elektron Octatrack, Elektron Digitakt, Elektron Machinedrum, Korg Electribe2, Waldorf Blofeld, Korg MS2000, Roland System1m, Eventide H9."


Published on Mar 2, 2018 KOMA Elektronik

"Isabella runs through the different features of the KOMA Elektronik Field Kit FX, which will be shipping later this month to all Kickstarter backers and soon also to all people who pre-ordered! Make your tracks less boring with this powerhouse of modular effects! The Field Kit FX boasts a Spring Reverb, Digital Delay, 4ch VCA Mixer with Tone control, Frequency Shifter, Looper, Bit Crusher, ADSR and Mini Sequencer! All under CV control! Hell yeah!"

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