MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

New Moog DIY Project Coming to This Year's MOOGFEST 2018 ENGINEER WORKSHOP

Update: And it will be the Sub-Harmonicon.

Previous years brought us the BFAM and DFAM. What will this year bring?

via Moog Music:

"Work alongside Moog engineers to build and take home your own unique electronic instrument, currently unreleased and designed especially for the 2018 Moogfest Engineer Workshop.

Over the coming weeks, we will reveal the details of our Moogfest Engineer Workshop, including info on this year’s build. The workshops will fill up quickly once the build specs are made public, so reserve your Engineer Pass this week to guarantee your spot.

The Engineer Pass is a special Moogfest ticket that includes an exclusive synth-building workshop and VIP access to this year’s festival in Durham, NC. The workshop is led by Moog engineers, who guide participants as they learn the foundations of analog synthesis and build their own unreleased Moog instrument. No experience is necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot at the Moogfest 2018 Engineer Workshop."

7th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge

via Moog Music where you'll find details on how to enter.

"Wake up, Benders, Modders, and Hardware Hackers; it's time for the 7th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge.

Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amplifiers, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father. The rest, as you know, is history.

Click here for the details of this year’s challenge. Enter by April 13th for a chance to win a pair of passes to Moogfest 2018, where the top 3 entries will compete for top honors and Moog Synthesizers."

You can find a ton of posts featuring previous years entries in the archives here.

The Stillson Hammer MKII Tutorial 2.01Firmware

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"The Stillson Hammer MKII firmware 2.01 Tutorial now available with a new annoying voice."

The Stillson Hammer MKII Tutorial 1.666 Firmware

Microbe Modular Equation Composer

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Worwell

See this post for details on the Equation Composer announced back in 2013.

Paia 5700P, 4-Voice Analog Percussion Synth "The Drum"

via this auction

"This listing is for one extremely rare Paia "The Drum" 5700P Analog Percussion Synthesizer. It is essentially a cab filled with 4 identical modules that can generate a sound that is suited to percussive analog tones. It can be triggered via any sound source, including other drums, eurorack, a drum machine, etc. (voltage trigger OR audio into the 1/4" jack). Each voice also has CV in that tracks across a few octaves so they can also be used as a stand-alone synth voice for basslines, melodies, etc. if so desired.

The sound can be described as very raw and weighty, similar to other early analog percussion units like the Simmons SDSV and 808. This unit works very well for it's age, though some pots could use some cleaning."

Custom Built Modular Synthesizer Using CEM Chipset

via this auction

"Custom system [built] back in the '80s using CEM chips on PAiA boards. This synth uses banana plugs to connect the various modules. Many cords are included.

The modules included are: 3 VCOs, 1 CCF, 2 ADSRs, and one dual VCA. The chips are all by CEM, the same chips used by many '80s synths (MOOG, Sequential, many more). These chips are hard to find and just the value of these rare chips make this listing valuable. All chips are in sockets. Also included is a simple 2 channel passive mixer and some multiples.

Also included is a 2 amp bipolar power supply. This is also custom built using good components and housed in an aluminum box.

The synth modules are in a standard 19" rack case. This listing does NOT include any keyboard or other controller. There is only a trigger button. A keyboard controller or sequencer with control voltage outputs will be needed unless you want to just experiment with voltages from the VCOs.

This is an item for someone who wants to tinker and experiment. I used it as a bass voice along with other synths and it worked great for that purpose. Like any modular synth there is a world of sonic possibilities."

Cyndustries ZerOscillator in Frac Rack Format

via this auction

"Cyndustries ZerOscillator - Frac Rack format - Thru-Zero oscillator module --- in great condition! 100% functional! Only a handful made of these, especially in frac rack format. Comes with power connector and original manual."

Moog Micromoog SN 5318

via this auction

-Near mint condition (just a few very tiny marks and very small scratches. Overall in fantastic shape.)
-Works perfectly, no functional issues

Nearness mixer module Demo

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Drink The Corpse Vomit

"This is a demo of the Nearness opinionated mixer module. More details at . Back soon with a proper video."

Sektor Update V1.1.0 ( Wavetable Editor introduction )

Published on Mar 6, 2018 INITIAL AUDIO

"Try the free demo at"

OP-Z Beta Testing Sneak Peek

Published on Mar 6, 2018 cuckoomusic

"The OP-Z is being tested by a team of external beta testers. I'm amongst the group. This testing period is very important, so please be patient for us, and the developers to do the work necessary to make it ready for launch."

Arturia MiniBrute 2S With 3U RackBrute Of Eurorack Jam

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows a quick jam with the Arturia MiniBrute 2S and the RackBrute 3U which connects to the MiniBrute 2S with its included stand. The 2S has a powerful sequencer which is being used to sequence the MiniBrute and some of the eurorack modules as well as clocking the Varigate 4+ which is adding more sequencing to the modular. The eurorack modular is producing all of the drum sounds with Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Chimera, Pico Drums, Entity Percussion Synthesizer, and Mysteron. A Sinc Iter adds an extra oscillator and a Pico Dsp is used for delay.

MiniBrutes and RackBrutes available here:"

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

"Red Fader" — Eurorack Modular Jam

Published on Mar 6, 2018

"Here's another quick jam with the same patch as the last video. Re-patched a bit to lett Malekko Voltage block also be a macro fader for both BIA and MI for easy build-ups.

- Tiptop Circadian Rhythms

- Malekko Voltage Block
- SSF Ultra-Random Analog

- SSF Entity Bass Drum
- Mutable Instruments Rings
- Tiptop ONE
- Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
- Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas
- SSF Quantum Rainbow, Intellijel uVCA, Sonic Potions Descent

Mixing & FX:
- Ladik M-175
- Alright Devices Chronoblob + Intellijel Polaris"

Prophet 12 "Xtrem Pads" Soundbank Part I

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Pulsophonic

"First 33 presets of the soundbank "Xtrem Pads" for DSI Prophet 12 available on"

Prophet '08 Sawtooth Solo Patch #2

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Sacred Synthesis

"From a previous session. Just another typical strings and sawtooth solo improvisation. The accompaniment is played on the Poly Evolver Keyboard, and the solo is played on a single Prophet '08.

I would put the Prophet '08's sawtooth solo patch in the "thin-ish" category, alongside the ARP sound. But this is not at all a negative characterization. After all, an oboe belongs in this category as well, and yet, has a beautiful and mellifluous character. I only mean that the Prophet '08 tone is definitely not a Model D type of tone. And I'm fine with that. It allows the patch to sound crisp and clear in a mix.

DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

External Effects:
Lexicon MX300 for reverb
Alesis Nanoverb 2 for delay

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.


Part 1 here.

Ambient Guitars with Prophet 08 | Chase Bliss, Strymon pedals

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Chris Bartels

Mother-32 and Avalanche Run - Candles - Ode to Jon Hopkins

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Chris Bartels

"Today is my first official freelance day, so I got up early (for me...) and played with my Avalanche Run for the first time. It’s a Mother-32 ode to Jon Hopkins' ‘Candles,’ from one of my favorite film soundtracks (Monsters). Beyond excited and beyond hopeful for this new season of life."

Maika Loubté - You and I / TOKYO ACOUSTIC SESSION

Published on Aug 24, 2016 TOKYO ACOUSTIC SESSION

Some synth spotting with Maika Loubté.  You might recognize her from the first Roland TR-8S promo video.

"Monday 4th of July 2016
Maika Loubté's House Studio (MANJU STUDIO)

Maika Loubté"

Roland JX-3P & Yamaha Reface RS get the focus.


Published on Mar 6, 2018 zack dagoba

"I've added a vintage stereo spring reverb to my Emu Modular system. I bought the original Emu face panels ages ago on Vemia for pennies, and also an old 1980s D&R spring reverb. I got my friend Ross to wire up the Emu panels to the reverb unit, and also add CV to the really nice sounding eq that the unit has. Heres a patch with it integrated into the full system, using the memory modules for sequencing. Oh and some seals I filmed at the zoo last week. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Vintage E-mu modular.

Buchla 300 - PATCH IV

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Shasta Cults

"This particular Buchla is from 1981, one of the last modular systems Don would have made before he introduced the 200e 20 years later."

No audio, but that is a rare bit of synthesizer history right there. You can find the Buchla 300 featured in the following posts in order of appearance:

Morton Subotnik's Buchla 300 at IRCAM, 1981
Morton Subotnik and the Buchla 300 - same pic as above but reversed.
Buchla 300

Fool's Good | Drowning a Pro One synth in Big Sky reverb

Published on Jan 4, 2018 Chris Bartels

• Spotify:
• Website:
• Newsletter:

"So. much. reverb."

Fat Magic - Sequential Circuits Pro-One Analog Synth, Strymon Big Sky

014//Thread of Life - modular synth performance

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"I see a lot of modular performances that aren't very musical, so here's my answer to them. I enjoyed making this, and will be doing more of this type of video!

Basic details:
- The higher Mother 32 supplies main melody.
- The lower Mother 32 supplies the arpeggio.
- The AJH Synth VCO supplies the bass (I change the bass note by pressing 'cycle' on Maths, with the End Of Rise output patched into the linear FM input of the VCO and tuned with attenuation).
- I'm improvising the melody on a Microbrute which I have modified to have individual wave outputs.
- The Maths in the large case supplies the envelope for the white noise hits. I plug the cables in halfway through.

Shades, which is the module on the far right, is controlling the filter cutoffs of both Mother 32s and the amount of randomness affecting the cutoff of the arpeggio. I have the bass volume controlled by the VC Mix knob on the lower Mother 32. All this helps me change parameters without having to reach through the tangled mess of cables - a godsend for performing this!

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Moog Minimoog Voyager Gold #11 of 30

via this auction

"Up for offer a rare opportunity to get this limited minimoog 10th anniversary Gold edition from Moog. A true beauty. Only 31 were made in 2012. As new in orignal box incl full 2 year Moog warranty."

Moog Taurus 3 - Analog Bass Synthesizer SN 0392

via this auction

"Low serial number, one of the original 500 units ever made. One owner since new, kept beautifully over the years in a non-smoking, carpeted home studio. Never taken outside the studio. Fully tested, perfect working order."

ARP QUADRA for Restoration

via this auction

"Very rare ARP Quadra for restoration.

Unit lights up but is non functioning, membrane panel has been tested with a working Quadra's boards and is functioning all ok so this will need new cpu and dac to get going again at the very least.

Cosmetically in very good condition hardly any marks or scratches, keyboard bushings are good and keys functioning well, all sliders are clean and are gliding freely with no gunked up residue typical of ARPs from this era,the sockets are clean and rust free. Overall an excellent unit for restoration."

Korg Mono/Poly w/ S1 Foot Switch

via this auction

Original 90s Novation BassStation Keyboard

via this auction

"I absolutely love these early 90s notation bass synths, I’m not sure there is a better low end analogue synth with such accurate rounded sounds ever made, you can do just about anything with them from acid to heavy dub."

Vintage Vermona Analog Synthesizer

Published on Mar 1, 2018 Cyril Metodey

via this auction

"Eastern German Analog 2 osc synthesizer in fully working condition, with the original hardcase.
Sending worldwide or local pick up in Wien, Berlin or Prague.
Video demo of exactly this one."

1975 Farfisa Syntorchestra String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Farfisa Syntorchestra 1975 synthesizer krautrock strings rare analogue synth
This sale is for one mid-70s vintage Farfisa Synthorchestra excellent functional condition. It is a 230V European model, wood version.

The Farfisa (Stereo) Syntorchestra is an Italian keyboard. Basically it's a simple monophonic (preset) synthesizer combined with a polyphonic section. These two sections can be also combined and slightly detuned (intervals are also possible) to sound like a 2-VCO monophonic synth. It is simple, and it sounds great - especially with a delay effect! You can tweak the parameters in the synth section a bit (envelope, LFO, VCF cutoff, resonance switch). It has single outputs for the polyphonic and monophonic section.
It produces sounds, which you don't get from other synths. It sounds really vintage, like classic electronic music from the seventies!

Cosmetic condition is very good for an instrument 40 years old! This is the wood version.

It sounds wonderfully rich and vintage and nails that mid-70s Krautrock tone. (it was used by Klaus Schulze on his album Moondawn and by Vangelis among other famous artists). It really comes to life with some delay and/or reverb, and the separate outputs for the mono and poly section allow you to process them independently."

Blue 3D Synth Volca 4 Tier Stand + Daisy Chain Power

via this auction

I'm guessing the 3D means 3d printed.

"This 4 tier Volca Stand is fully functional and in excellent condition. Comes with Daisy Chain Splitter Power Cable (x5).

Volcas not included."

Synthchaser #096 - Washing Dirty Circuit Boards... In The Sink!

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Synth Chaser

Gotharman's PolySpaze - New Preset Bank

Published on Mar 6, 2018 gotharman

"Most of the presets from the new preset bank.
All you hear is the internal synth and effects, controlled by the internal sequencer. No samplings and no external gear were used.
For better sound, the audio can be downloaded as a wav file at:"

ANTS! patch: 7th Chord

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Plankton Elec

TE PO-35 Speak Introduction

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Red Means Recording

"A brief introduction to the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak speech synthesis sampler.

0:22 Overview
2:06 Layout
4:02 Sample FX
4:42 Recording Samples
5:05 Clearing & Syncing to other POs
5:31 The Drum Machine
5:49 Vocal FX & Pattern FX
6:34 Key Changing
7:14 Play Button???????
7:36 Sequencing & Recording
10:02 Power, Checking Battery Level & Factory Reset
10:40 Live Jammin'"

Treadstone & Mr.Hyde -Patch first sound SynthBlocks -Analogue Solutions (no talks)

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Treadstone & Mr.Hyde -Patch first sound SynthBlocks Analogue Solutions (no talks) Shows Treadstone analog synthesizer with Mr.Hyde multimode analog filter, it allows you to get many sounds, some simple sounds in this first video."

Sonic LAB: Arturia MiniBrute 2 Semi Modular Synth

Published on Mar 6, 2018 sonicstate

"Arturia's latest analog - the MiniBrute 2 - takes the original Brute concept and runs with it. 2 Oscillators, Steiner Parker filter, patchbay and Keystep style sequencer"

Eurorack for Beginners Series by Noir Et Blanc Vie

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie


1. Eurorack for Beginners Series - Part 1 of 3 - The First Things You'll Need
I truly hope this series will help some of you who are still wondering if starting a eurorack is right for you.

2. Eurorack for Beginners Series - Part 2 of 3 - Smart Module Selection
Module selection is a huge part when you're starting a Eurorack synth, I suggest the building block method, choose modules that work for your vision, what you want to hear!

3. Eurorack for Beginners Series - Part 3 of 3 - Module Installation and Basic Starter Patching
How you setup your Eurorack is entirely up to you, but before you do let's run through some quick module installation and making a basic patch!! I truly hope this series will help some of you who are still wondering if starting a eurorack is right for you. Let me know if you have any questions, maybe I can help you get started!

Modular Moog/Minimoog - S&H + Filtered Bass

Published on Mar 6, 2018 noddyspuncture

"Modular Moog and Minimoog, Sample & Hold and heavily filter EG'd.... a bass-line noodle... headphones probably a good idea to hear the full sonics..!"

WATERGATE#3: The new administration (ANALOG4, DIGITAKT, volcaFM)

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Chocolate Pulp

Elektron AnalogFOUR
Elektron Digitakt
Korg volca FM
minikaosspad 2

Thanks for watching!

Kick.S / X1280 (Goa Trance)

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Planet Earth
FMR Audio RNC1773 (E)
Digitakt (custom painted)

xOxbOx gizmOx Black Enclosure
It is a perfect GoaTrance Bass machine.

Roland TR-808 - Roland Cloud - quick demo

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Next day after Roland announced their new Roland TR-8S, the Roland Cloud version of the legendary TR-808 is on my computer! This is just a quick demo, passing through the presets, nothing more."

You might remember the NAMM demo. Roland's cloud version of the TR-808 is now available.


The Thing That Goes Boom
In 1980, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was released to an unsuspecting and somewhat bewildered public. To many at the time, its tweakable analog tones didn’t exactly deliver “traditional” or "realistic" drum sounds. It wasn’t until after a few adventurous musicians and producers got their hands on the TR-808 and started tweaking those knobs that the world would feel the impact it would leave on music forever. For decades since, the sizzling hi-hats and snappy snare, the clicky rim shot, the unmistakable cowbell, and yes—that booming bass drum—have been heard on worldwide hits and underground classics. Its influence is so deep that it’s been name-dropped in famous tracks, had albums dedicated to it, bands named after it, and is even the subject of a feature-length documentary film.

That 8 Oh 8
The Roland TR-808 is one of the most revered and sought-after electronic musical instruments of all time—and its influence only continues to grow. New musical genres make heavy use of the 808, with some utilizing it as the main instrument and defining sound of the style. The Roland TR-808 is so desirable that original units sell for thousands of dollars on the used market and it's often been imitated with sound-alike sample-packs, less-than-faithful apps, and knock-offs. But the 808 is a complex beast and far more than the sum of its parts. Its iconic user interface and the unique personality created by the sounds responding and interacting with each other are vitally important to conjuring up that authentic TR-808 mojo. And you know it when you hear it.

The Return of The King
Using our proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior technology, we’ve painstakingly recreated the original analog circuits that are the essence of the TR-808’s distinct sound. All the nuance and detail are accounted for resulting in a living, breathing Roland TR-808 for your DAW. This software adaption not only sounds and acts true-to-life, but it injects new and exciting enhancements into the classic 808 formula. Each pattern has eight variations so you can create evolving sequences that keep things interesting. The classic 16-step "TR-REC" sequencer can be expanded to include a sequencer lane for each drum instrument so you can program faster and more fluidly. The sequencer has adjustable flams and sub-steps so you can create detailed fills and ratcheting sequences. And each instrument has its own “last step” and shuffle settings so you can play with timing, experiment with polyrhythms, and dial in just the right groove for your tracks. You can even drag patterns from the TR-808 directly into your DAW as MIDI or audio clips!


The PULSCar files - #2

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Stereoping

"2nd remix - trying to make songs from raw ideas i sketched in the 90ies when i had an OSCar. Other gear used: Korg Poly6, Roland Juno6, Alesis AirFX, Yamaha R-1000 and 2 x Boss SE-50. As i lack a real OSCar today i try to substitude it with the PULSCar - a Pulse where it's ladder-VCF was replaced with the double 13600-OTA-VCF of the OSCar. The PULSCar-Project is still not finished in 03/2018."


Christopher Kah - Session XXIII Roland TR8 into a TR-8S

Published on Mar 6, 2018 HighWav - Christopher Kah

"You can transform your Roland AIRA TR-8 into a 'closely' TR-8S :)
Soon a template for your ! 🔥🔥🔥"

Likely using it as a midi controller with external software.

Italo Brutalo opens up his studio (EB.TV Tech Talk)

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Italo Brutalo’s studio is an analogue utopia of synthesizers, drum machines and grooveboxes, which he's been collecting since he first began producing his italo-influenced sound in the mid-90s. Forever an advocate of taking the analogue road, Italo Brutalo talks tech and shows off his studio setup in the latest 'Tech Talk' on Telekom Electronic Beats TV."

Akai MPC3000, Roland Jupiter-8, Moog Minimoog, Studio Electronics SE-1, Yamaha RS7000, Access Virus, Roland TR-606, TR-808, and more.

Behringer Working on a New Pro-One Clone

The latest teaser pics from Behringer, spotted and in via Soviet Space Child.

The second image is of an actual Sequential Circuits Pro-One circuit board from this post.

Bottom pic is from this current auction post, from Analog.US.


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