MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meet W/

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Gil Michell


W/ performances by Menq Qi, stud1nt, and Sam Wolk."

via Whimsical-Raps


W/ takes a nowness and returns it in a futurenow. Eight hours of audio sculpture to be recorded in and over and around. In fugues conversations fold, a fresh context for renewed identity.

Considered as a traditional tape system, W/'s sounds can be played forward and back / at fixed speeds / with continuous through-zero momentum. These playings-back are of voices recorded with IN, layered sound upon sounds. Passing moments are joined into repeating loops with a rhythmic switch.

Beyond the loop these timestamped cues become compositional signposts. Edit and audition; trigger and pitch- a sampler is revealed. THIS and THAT respond to the scene, controlling speed and cue-selection, recording states & tapehead manipulations.

A celebration of muscle-memory & cheat-code combos, W/ rewards persistence with persistence. Held up to an instrument, a hall-of-mirrors, multiplying in and on reflection."

Testing a DIY Barton Mixer/VCA BMC15

Published on Mar 14, 2018 יזהר אשדות

"I've just finished building the BMC15, a wonderful and inexpensive quad Eurorack VCA/VC Mixer.
Here's the first test, a sequence made by switching between two outputs of the 4ms SMR, Music Thing Radio Music and some noise.
Everything is triggered and animated by the Turing Machine, clocked by a Ginko TTLFO."

Reverb Roland Alpha Juno Synth Collection Sample Pack WAV Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 14, 2018 SynthgodXXX

""Reverb Roland Alpha Juno Synth Collection Sample Pack"
Synthesizer / Sampler Demo by Rik Marston **100% No Talking!!**
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!**
All samples demoed here are available NOW at:

And 12 more AWESOME Synthesizer Sample Packs HERE:

Here is the budget-friendly Reverb Roland Alpha Juno
Synth Collection Sample Pack AUDIO DEMO IN ACTION!
Over 20 Minutes!!!

These all are BASS, STRINGS, PADS, LEADS & FX. So fun & SO THICK sounding!!
Remember these sample .WAV's can be LOADED INTO ANY DEVICE that can READ .WAV files!!
(DAWs, Samplers, Grooveboxes, Synths, Drum Machines, Music Workstations, Apps...)
And it's CHEAP!!!!! UNDER $20!!! Save money & SOUND GREAT!!!!
All Samples demoed here are STEREO. ABLETON SIMPLER was used to demo these samples.
No Effects were used. These samples are dry for your creation & expression!
BTW I designed these collections with 30+ years experience.
You will dig these .WAV collections for sure!!! :)
Thank you for watching!!!"

Roland MC-202 analog synthesizer, near-mint w/ original box

via this auction

Taylor McFerrin - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) w/ the DSI Sequential Prophet-6

Published on Mar 13, 2018 KEXP

Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet-6 on synth duties.

"http://KEXP.ORG presents Taylor McFerrin performing live improvisations in the KEXP studio. Recorded November 11, 2017.

Host: John Gilbreath
Audio Engineer: Tom Hall
Cameras: Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore"

Roland TR-8S Sounds

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Roland TR-8S is an updated version of the TR-8 drum machine that has the ACB (analog circuit behavior) models of the TR-606, TR-707, TR-727, TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines as well as the addition of sample playback from and SD card. The TR-8S version also has an updated sequencer and effects.

TR-8S available here:"

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

New CEM and SSM Chip Clones

A few new CEM and SSM chips for the DIYers out there.

First we have Latvian CEM Synth IC clones from ALFA:

AS3310 Voltage Controlled Envelope Generator. CEM3310 pin-to-pin compatible
AS3320 Voltage controlled filter. Improved CEM3320 pin-to-pin compatible
AS3330 Dual Voltage Controled Amplifier (VCA). Improved CEM3330 replacement.
AS3340, AS3345 Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). CEM3340, CEM3345 pin-to-pin compatible
AS3360 Dual Voltage Controled Amplifier (VCA). CEM3360 pin-to-pin compatible
AS16M1 Serial Controlled, 16-Channel SPCO Switch

Next, Coolaudio [Behringer] announced they are working on new SSM chip clones (news via Soviet Space Child):

"Now that we have successfully cloned the famous Curtis 3340 and 3320 synth chips, we are now looking into reviving the great sounding SSM2044 and SSM2033 chips."

Sound Semiconductor recently announced the SSI2164 QUAD VCA.

And last, but definitely not least, considering, Curtis Electro Music announced the CEM3340 VCO re-issue in 2016.

For a list of CEM and SSM chips in synthesizers see Wikipedia here.

For previous posts including some with demos, see the corresponding labels below.

This post, like all posts, is an FYI that this all exists. It's up to makers and DIYers to decide where they get their chips. This post is worth reading.

Electro Traveller - Deluge at the River

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Metunar

"Synthstrom Deluge performance at the Thur river near Bischofszell in Switzerland.
This time i used the Deluge to play some tracks i recorded in Ableton Live.
The tracks include:
- Bass = Mutable Instruments Ambika
- Synth 1 = Dave Smith OB6
- Synth 2 = Vermona PERfourMER MK 2
- Drums = Roland TR626 (BD, SD, HH), Jomox AirBase 99 (Clap, Rim), Yamaha PTX8 (Toms)"

Dreadbox Abyss 4-Voice Analogue Synthesizer

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Jyoti Mishra

"A wonderful little 4-voice, single VCO polysynth!"

Pocket Operator PO-33 K.O. - Orchestral

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Alex S.

"I found these sample CDs from the 90s and decided to upload a selection to the K.O."

Yamaha Joins with Allihoopa to Give TENORI-ON Musicians the Optimal Sharing Experience

The press release:

"BUENA PARK, Calif. (March 13, 2018) – Yamaha has partnered with social network Allihoopa, empowering users of the Yamaha TNR mobile music-making apps to share their work and collaborate online.

The two iOS apps make up the mobile version of the Yamaha TENORI-ON, the groundbreaking electronic musical instrument. These apps allow intuitive music creation via a simple, user-friendly interface, without the need for specialized training.

The Allihoopa partnership allows musicians to collaborate with the world using a mobile device. TNR-iOS users create music using the original TNR-i and its electronic-music counterpart, TNR-e. Once they have a finished piece, they can “Drop” it and share directly with the Allihoopa community. From there, others can 'Pick Up' the track, add recording elements of their choosing and 'Drop' it back to Allihoopa for further collaboration.

'TNR-i and TNR-e users now have a new way to share and collaborate with others,' says Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. 'Yamaha and Allihoopa encourage creativity by helping music-makers around the world share ideas and inspire each other.'

For more information about the iOS version of the world-renowned TENORI-ON, please visit

For more information about Allihoopa, please visit"

Tiptop Z8000 + Sequential Switch Videos by Station 252

Tiptop Z8000 + Sequential Switch part 1 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"I new about the existence of sequential switches for a long time and recently finally had a chance to try it out. I was so impressed with the results that I bought two Doepfer A-151 Quad Sequential Switches. Those little gems are an amazing addition to Tiptop Z8000 sequencer

This video is the first patch I came up with.

Z8000 - 4 vertical 4 step sequencers are connected to the first A-151, they share the same clock and are simultaneously reset to 3 steps by the Tiptop Trigger Riot. The output of the sequential switch is connected to Tiptop QuantiZer which in turn is driving Z3000 oscillator.

Circadian Rhythms - channels 5-8 are connected to the second A-151, the output of which is driving a pair of Z4000 VC ADSRs for The VCA and Filter FM.

The Sequential switches are reset to 8 step by the Circadian Rhythms.

The voice is quite simple: Z3000 sine wave > Tiptop Fold Processor (fold is modulated by a sine wave doepfer LFO and the offset is modulated by the horizontal 16 step sequence from Z8000 slewed by Make Noise Math) > Z2040

The bass drum is Tiptop BD808"

Division 6 Business Card Sequencer Enclosures

via Division 6

"An enclosure kit is now available for the sequencer. The top panel is a PCB, and the sides and bottom are made from laser-cut acrylic."

You can find them here.

Teisco 110f Analogue Synthesiser w/ Custom Knobs & Side Panels

That looks sharp!

via this auction

"Vintage and rare Teisco 110f 2vco analogue synth. Has had custom aluminium end cheeks fitted and a set of bespoke aluminium knobs. The slider caps are vintage roland replacements.
The condition is well used with a few scratches on the panel but fully working, It does have a few scratchy faders however so it is advisable to expect to have this serviced at some point soon! That said there are no major problems, everything sounds as it should and is 1 hell of a fat sounding machine !"

Oberheim OB8 SN O40214

via this auction on eBay IT

via the seller, a supporting MATRIXSYNTH member:

"Hi Dear Collectors,

here for sell my OB8:

Very good conditions.
Keyboard ok, panel ok, few dents...
It has one of the best filters ever made: SWEET! Forget about DSI filters...

Chek my other Auctions: i'm selling the pieces every collectors want.
I was in a clinic for GAS, now i feel ok:)

!!! Free shipping if you live in this GALAXY !!!"

ARP Quadra

via this auction on eBay IT

via the seller, a supporting MATRIXSYNTH member:

"Hi All,
i'm selling some units from my synth collection.
This ARP Quadra is in very nice shape.
Some minor scrathes on the membrane,
few dents on the metallic panel,
moist of the sliders are fluid, some less.

In general is ok to be a 1978 unit.

It is not been refurbished or recapped.
It is in the original condition and it works.

It plays good.

Keyboard is ok.

I'm selling other BIG POLYS too. Check my other Auctions!

Free Shipping if you don't live on the MOON :)"

Mattoverse TetraStep MKII + Korg Volca Beats + Hologram Infinite Jets

Published on Mar 14, 2018 mattoverse

"Mattoverse TetraStepMKII synced to the Korg Volca Beats both run into the Infinite Jets from Hologram Electronics"

New DIY Moog Synth Coming to Moogfest will be the Sub-Harmonicon

Details on this years' Moogfest synth in via Moog Music:

"Build the Sub-Harmonicon at Moogfest 2018


Get the most out of Moogfest with the Engineer Pass, a special ticket that provides VIP access to the festival and the unique opportunity to work alongside Moog Music Engineers during a two-day synth-building workshop. This behind-the-scenes experience gives you the opportunity to engage Moog engineers while gaining insight into the art of electronic design.

This year’s workshop will build the Sub-Harmonicon, a brand-new electronic instrument inspired by the Trautonium, the Rhythmicon, and the Schillinger System. It is a semi-modular harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down.

With the Engineer VIP Pass, you’re delving into synthesis at the foundational level—and you come away with your own limited-edition, unreleased Moog synthesizer, hand-built by you.

Not only does it grant you exclusive access to a premium workshop, it opens all doors to other Moogfest 2018 activities.

This means:
• VIP Access to all events and exclusive areas.
• Complimentary food and beverage in select areas.
• Prioritized access to workshop registration.
• Access to a dedicated Festival Concierge who organizes your Engineer class schedule and is available for any questions you have may have.
• A custom embroidered patch patch representing the 2018 Engineer Workshop class.

The 2018 Engineer Pass is extremely limited in number and will only be available while supplies last."

You can pick up the 2018 Engineer Pass here.

Live Jam #129 - Ambient / Chords / Pad – Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4 + TC electronic M350

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Monotrail

"Working on a new sound and some chords with the DSI mopho x4, much to improve, but I like where this is going."

Mooer Ocean Machine Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak Synthesizer

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Mooer Ocean Machine Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak Synthesizer"

What are NCOs in the Novation Peak

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"Novation is announcing the PEAK as having the " Digital where it matter, analogue where it counts" using NCOs or Numerically Controlled Oscillators. What are they? In this video I explore what it means, the specificities of the NCOs. Enjoy!"

Korg Poly Ensemble PE-1000 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Polyphonic Ensemble P was one of KORG's first polyphonic instruments. Instead of using divide down oscillator technology to achieve full polyphony, the PE-1000 is one of a very few paraphonic (or polyphonic) synths from the 1970s which has a seperate oscillator per key, if not the only one, which makes it sound richer since detuning between octaves is possible (that's what the Pitch Expand knob does). It offers seven preset sounds including String, Pipe Organ, Brass, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord and Clavichord. An eighth preset called Control is basically a free synth mode with a selection of square or sawtooth waveforms."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 with MIDI SN 3313

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 in excellent condition (as you can see on the pictures).
Rev 3.2 (serial n°3313) with MIDI"

Was listed as a 3.3 back in Feb, 2017, in another listing.

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6

via this auction

Jan 1975 Minimoog Model D

via this auction

"The legendary Moog model D, one of the most famous analog synthesizers from the 1970's. Serial # 6785 Made in 1976."

modular shades #18 | the stream | plaits & orthogonal devices er-301

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Elinch

"the idea of the title is a sequence of plaits edited in the orthogonal devices er-301 with 3 pitshshifter delays and 5 clocked stereo delays.

1. noisefloor /// make noise morphagene (different sounds from my garden, edited with borderlands)
2. sequence /// mutable instruments plaits / er-301 (3 pitshshifter delays and 5 clocked stereo delays)
3. Voice /// er-301 granular machine
4. arpeggio /// verbos harmonic oscillator / optomix / er-301 (filter & delay)
5. pad /// mutable instruments clouds / granular
6. backwards & forwards /// orthogonal devices er-301 sample player (samples from mutable instruments rings)
7. big pad /// make noise morphagene (sample from plaits) / er-301 (3 pitshshifter delays and 5 clocked stereo delays)
8. drums /// make noise morphagene (sources / paterning / recording from knocking on wood)

sequenced by malekko voltage block. recorded live with tascam dr 100.
no audio processing. the compression at the end comes from the internal limiter of the tascam dr 100.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

CGS Serge Modular Synthesizer - Infinite Melody Patch (w/ notes) #TTNM

Published on Mar 14, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Spent some time with the Infinite Melody module in my CGS Serge MARSH panel and came up with this self-playing patch, with audio effects from the iPad. MORE INFO BELOW!!!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:

- Best of CGS Serge BOG, SWAMP, MARSH
- iPad with Kymatica AUM, AUFX: Space Reverb & Kosmonaut Delay
- Zoom U-24 iPad USB Audio & MIDI Interface
- Doepfer MSY2 MIDI to analog Clock Converter
- Zoom R16 Recorder

Patch Notes:

Four stages of the Sequencer Programmer are addressed randomly by the Gated Comparator, which is driven by White Noise. NCO 1 & 2 and a DUSG in VCO mode are sequenced by the Programmer. Either by the first CV output (the DUSG) or by gates (the two NCOs), which are mixed and attenuated to shift the VCOs a set amount of semi-tones up or down.

NCO 2 also receives pitch CV from the Infinite Melody, going through the Modulo Magic to keep the CV from going too high. The Infinite Melody receives White Noise as well and the Advance input is fed a very fast clock from a second DUSG, which has its speed modulated negatively by the Gated Comparator. This makes the pitch changes from the Infinite Melody not always come in sync with the main clock, creating some interestingly glitchy patterns sometimes.

The three sound sources are mixed and sent through the VCF, modulated by two LFOs and a decay envelope.

The main clock source is the iPad running Kymatica AUM, connected to a Doepfer MSY2 MIDI-to-Analog-Clock converter. The Serge's audio also goes through AUM using the Zoom U-24 Audio & MIDI Interface. Audio effects used are the Kosmonaut delay and AUFX: Space reverb.

Tuning the Serge with all those different mixed pitch CV sources took a bit of fiddling, but luckily the Zoom R16 recorder has a tuner built in, which made it a lot quicker than doing it by ear."

Deckard's Dream Synthesizer

Published on Mar 13, 2018 Ambient Dreaming

"Just having some fun with the Deckard's Dream Synth!"

CatalystAudio Buchla 100 first patch

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Todd Barton

"Just got a Catalyst Audio eurorack Buchla 100 system to test drive for a few days. Here is my first patch -- liking the thump & power that I remember from my old 100. Enjoy!"

Buchla 100 [DIY]

Published on Mar 14, 2018 zthee

"Seasickness cam and bad audio! Apologies.

Testing the one hundred system."

Synthstrom deluge Demos by Andre Hepburn

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Andre Hepburn

Andre Hepburn - Th3 R00111 - A Deluge tribute to Tommy Wiseau
Andre Hepburn - 8d - A house and something else track
André Hepburn - 5k A Synthstrom Audible Deluge IDM/Dance demo
André Hepburn - 12k

TEMPI Science Pt. 2: Gates and Momentary Inputs

Part 2 in the TEMPI Science series has been added to this post.

Boss CE1 - Two Minute Demo

Published on Mar 14, 2018 AsteroidKillerMusic

"A short demo of the Boss CE1 chorus and vibrato pedal. The sound comes from a Roland JX8P and was recorded direct in to the camera."

Arpejji Jam with Elektron's Digitone and Buchla

Published on Mar 14, 2018 therudyrude

"This is a jam with the Marconi Arpejji and Elektron's Digitone, Digitakt, Analog Heat, Octatrack, Analog RYTM, Analog 4, OP-1,
Buchla Easel and 200e."


Published on Mar 14, 2018 Element S_

"Spectral Analysis-Resynthesis and Granular synthesis are two of the most powerful music electroacoustic tools available.

In this video, the sounds from a Harrier jump Jet engine are turned into musical elements for my electronic composition 'Flight Sequence V' thanks to Michael Klingbeil's 'Spear' editor and Apesoft'"

Waldorf Blofeld - Destiny

Published on Mar 14, 2018 chronosproject

full soundbank -

015//Hell Trembles - a horrific Moog mother 32 self-generating patch

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A semi-self-generating modular patch using a single Mother 32 sent through an Eventide Space black hole reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on banddelay setting. Some compression has been applied to tame the resonant frequencies.

The patch is semi-random; I created a sequence, but everything else is randomly generated using the Assign output of the Mother 32. This patch is actually based on tuned notes; the bell-like, inharmonic frequencies come from the Eventide Timefactor, where both delays are very short (under 20ms), and have a feedback of 101%. To prevent the feedback becoming uncontrollable, each delay is bandpass filtered (with high resonance) and a slow LFO is affecting the cutoff frequency of each filter. The effect is that the feedback keeps the delay from dying quickly, but cannot build forever as the frequencies that are feeding back are slowly changed through the filtering. Great for sounds like these!

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

SYNTHSTROM DELUGE Unboxing & Demo Videos by VJ FRANZ K

Published on Mar 13, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"It's D-Day! The Deluge has arrived from New Zealand. More than just a 'drum machine' it could be considered a music production station, master sequencer or laptop replacer. ; - )

A Heavy Rain Is Forecast...

Here was the result of my first two hours using the Deluge synthesizer, I'm posting it like several others have.

Also, this is one take to perform it. I'm learning this, and like it a lot so far!"

SYNTHSTROM DELUGE Part B - 2 HOUR CHALLENGE Completed! Unedited Upload Z62
Deluge 2 Hour Challenge: First ~ 20 minutes z60
Deluge 2 Hour Challenge: ~ 100 minutes z61

New Behringer Pro-One Desktop Clone Pics

Two new pics. Looks like they are going with the Behringer Model D case, which implies these will likely be eurorack compatible. You can see some patch point up top. See this post for an earlier pic of the circuit board.


Patch n Tweak

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