MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday In Three Parts

Published on Mar 22, 2018 tarekith

"Ambient jam on the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6."

Saita Limassol_Minimal Input

Published on Mar 22, 2018 MrSharps02

"almost everything in this particular track is coming from the modular. there are two single voice pads from the analog four and a sampled chord playing every two bars from the octatrack, but the drums, bass, and blippy skippy sound effects are all modular.

sequencing is entirely octatrack, using the cv outs from the analog four via midi to trigger drums and a pittsburgh midi module to sequence the bassline. ornament and crime is distributing four lfos to the WMD sequential switch matrix which is distributing them to... pretty much everything. clouds is processing it all and freezing/skipping/slicing things rhythmically with the help of some clocks from pams new workout.

drums are peaks for kick/snare, plonk for plonks, shapeshifter for bips and wibbles. bass is a dixie 2 through a korgasmatron.


1980's Sequential Circuits Pro-One Vintage Mono Analog Synthesizer SN 0635

via this auction

Roland MKS30 Analogue Synth with PG200 Programmer

via this auction

"The unit is in perfect working order, and includes the much sought after PG200 for 1 to 1 knob twiddling. There’s some small scuff patches on the PG200, but it doesn’t effect function at all."

TT-78 With Geiger Counter Pro, Excess, Rainbow Machine and Shallow Water

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"For this video we ran the Cyclone Analogic TT-78 Drum Machine through three parallel effects chains and then mixed them back together with the Bastl Dude. One chain is the EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine V2 into The Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water, The other two effects are the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Excess and WMD Geiger Counter Pro.

TT-78 available here:"

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

Roland AIRA TR-8S Industrial/EBM Demo

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Calle Nilsson

"I used the TR-626 sound bank and two bass sounds. All from the TR-8S."

Synthesis Technology - E370 (chord mode / mixing VCOs) & Rabid Elephant - Natural Gate

Published on Mar 22, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Ah E370, you're big and beautiful. But the much smaller Natural Gate from Rabid Elephant is beautiful too. I've lost a fair amount of time to both units independently and together. Both sound and function really nicely so here's a video with them both (I have another one to come too).

The E370 here is in the chord mode with the first 3 oscillators using notes from the chord table and the fourth oscillator is totally independent. The oscillators are in the cloud mode with morphing wavetables and modulating spread/detune amounts. I'm also making use of the on board mixer on the E370 mixing the first three oscillators out of the first output, which is really handy."

T rex Replicator Junior with Modular synth

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Anders Callenberg

"A simple test feeding a modular synthesizer through the T rex Replicator Junior tape delay.

Two VCO's, saw + pulse (with pwm), through STG soundlabs sea devils filter.

Links to some music;"

Oakley Cota Filter Demo

Published on Jan 15, 2017 Anders Callenberg

"A few patterns with Oakley sound systems Cota filter.
Working title 'Ode to demented space monkey'

Extra ingredients; reverb and tiny drum sounds.
Video and audio is a little bit out of sync"

Motm 480 CS Filter Demo

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Anders Callenberg

"3 saw waves into the Motm 480 CS-filter.
Aiming for that big ethereal Vangelis sound."

Yamaha CS70M Strings & Temelo Pad

Published on May 18, 2017 Anders Callenberg

"A string patch on the CS70M using ring mod and chorus ensemble setting.

External effect; Strymon Big sky"

Yamaha CS70M tremolo pad

Published on Sep 8, 2017 Anders Callenberg

"Yamaha CS70M through a Strymon Big sky reverb
plus some noise from astronauts.

Working title; Long wait for Geri


More Insanely Priced "Vintage" Cwejman Eurorack Modules

DMF-2 Two Modes Dual Filter via this auction, priced at $5000.

Cwejman FSH-1, INS-2MX, and VCA-2P via this auction, priced at $7500.

See the seller's other items for more.

Who would have thought eurorack modules would become collector's items in the classic sense?

Deckard´s DREAM SN 091

via this auction

Elektron MonoMachine SFX60+ MKII SN I10091275-57

via this auction

"Elektron's Monomachine line is discontinued, and few of these SFX-60+ MKII models pop up for sale. This is a genuine SFX-60+ MKII model (manufactured September, 2010) running on the latest OS... Compared to the SFX-60, this model has a higher signal-to-noise ratio, a slimmer design and the ability to add user waveforms. It has paired extremely well with my eurorack system."

METASONIX TM-2 Tube Bandpass Filter Pedal SN TM2-135

METASONIX TM BOXES & KORG SQ 1 Published on Feb 2, 2018 Ritchie DeCarlo

via this auction

"Incredible sounding tube bandpass filter.
The CV inputs make it EASY to use in a modular synth environment or attach an Expression pedal to use with your guitar!!

This one has a very useful power switch modification so you don't have to unplug the unit when not in use.
This was done by Eric at Metasonix and he installed new tubes

Comes with a brand new jameco power supply.


Waldorf Quantum User Manual Now Available

Some weekend reading for you. You can find the download link here.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Sonic Scenarios: Synthesis Technology E352 First Listen

Published on Mar 20, 2018 CTRL MOD

"A quick out of the box 'First Listen' video demonstrating the sounds of the Synthesis Technology E352 Cloud Terrarium. Two Part Video Overview coming soon.

More info on the Synth Tech E352 Cloud Terrarium can be found here:

Sonic Scenarios is a series of videos chronicling the features, designs and sounds of Eurorack format synthesizer modules with sound designer Mike Kiraly — Presented by Control.

Video by Sonic Scenarios for Control:

Control is a synthesizer brick/mortar and online shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY specializing in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

Also see: Sonic Scenarios: Synthesis Technology E352 Overview Videos by CONTROL

Synth Sounds of Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" | Reverb

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Reverb

"Hall & Oates' 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)' figures heavily our collective life soundtrack, and, unsurprisingly, it's equally consequential as a turning point for the insurgence of synthesizers in popular music. Here, William Kurk breaks down the sounds and techniques that make the synth sounds of this pop classic an ephemeral favorite.

Read more on Reverb:"

Roland CR-78, Logic's Classic Analog Bass on Retro Synth, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Electric Piano on Logic, a killer bracelet Black Panther would be proud of, and a blue Members Only jacket! Yes, you can still get them.

100% ARP Odyssey demo by Lazzarus!

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Lazzarus

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the ARP Odyssey! (KORG Reissue 2015)
Video: 'Star trek the motion picture' by Robert wise (1979) and the incredible special effects of Douglas Trumbull!"

More from Lazzarus.

Yamaha Dx7 - Demo by Lazzarus

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Lazzarus

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the yamaha dx7!
Digital programmable algorithm synthesizer (1983)
With 'Poltergeist' by Tobe Hooper (1982)"

More from Lazzarus.

Synth Jam 63: Moog Sub 37, JP8080, Virus Indigo, Arp Odyssey & MFB 522

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"Synth jam exploring the Moog Sub 37 arpeggiator and the JP8080 classic supersaw lead. Recorded live using the Roland MC-808 groovebox as a MIDI sequencer for all synths.

Korg Radias: synth strings
Arp Odyssey (Moogerfooger MF104M delay): synth lead
MFB-522: drums
Moog SUb37 (Zoom MS70-CDR delay/reverb): synth arp
Virus Indigo: bass
Roland JP8080: supersaw lead
Roland MC-808: MIDI sequencer

Recorded live with AudioShare for iPhone and GuitarJack 2 audio interface."


Update: one thing I forgot to mention is the impact Trumps new tariffs may have on the price of synths in general and other goods. If you haven't heard, read the news. The cost of imports including the materials used to make gear will likely go up.

I think this is the first time I've heard of the price of a synth going up instead of down over the years. The MatrixBrute was officially introduced in January of 2016. Curious what this will do to sales after July 1st. How do you convince yourself to buy something new that you could have gotten for less?

via Arturia:

"Grenoble-based hardware and software synth creators Arturia have announced that the retail price of their flagship analog monosynth will rise from July 1st, 2018.

Due to increasing cost of the internal analog components, manufacturing, and shipping, Arturia have made the decision to raise the price of the MatrixBrute, which was announced at NAMM 2016, and has gone on to win multiple media, consumer, and pro audio awards since its release.

'Arturia has always been keen on delivering instruments that offer high value for money. This is what we did with MatrixBrute, I believe, making a real statement that we could bring an outstanding synthesizer at reasonable price.' remarked Frédéric Brun, Arturia's founder and president.

'The decision to raise this price hasn't come easily, and we waited to make the change for as long as we could. Due to increasing component costs, and to aid our distributors and retailers in a context where several Euro/US$/£ have fluctuated since the introduction, we considered that now was the right time.'

From the start of July, the price of the Arturia MatrixBrute will see the following increases:

In the Eurozone, the retail price will change from 1999 € to 2299 € .

In the USA, the price will change from 2199 US$ to 2499 US$ .

Even with this price rise taken into consideration, it’s still one of the most exciting, experimental, and inspiring premium synthesizers on the market.

Arturia’s global network of distributors and their retailers have been notified, and are ready to reflect the change in cost from this date.

To find out more about the Arturia MatrixBrute, visit the Arturia website, or any good instrument store."

The Moog Fox Red (Moog DFAM, Mother-32 & Freqbox)

Published on Mar 22, 2018 HardtekStudios

"For this semi-modular all Moog jam, I have run the Mother-32 thru the Moog Freqbox. The DFAM is sharing one of it's envelopes with the Freqbox to control it's FM Amount. The Mother-32 is also sharing some CV power with the DFAM, using it's Mult to provide maximum sequencer tweaker power! Lots more interesting patches control other characteristics of this fun jam." Shuttle System Techno Jam

Published on Mar 22, 2018 TheEndorphines

"That's a raw live techno jam by Audio Units using an amalgamation of analog machines in the studio.

Audio Units use Shuttle System as part of the #LifeIsATrip contest.

The KORG MS20 delivers the bass while the Shuttle System comes in with the noisy lead sound.

A little something about the Endorphines #Shuttle, it's an excellent and versatile piece of gear with almost endless CV modulation possibilities with their 'Shuttle Control' module (incl. features like converting automation or MIDI CC values to Control Voltages that most Eurorack format modules should be able to comprehend)

The oscillators sound fat and rich, easy to tune. The choice of filter modes make it easy to shape frequencies or destroy them. The envelopes can be adjusted to make everything from the snappiest of percussive sounds to the longest of decaying drones. Cross modulation between the oscillators using the "Furthrrrr Generator" is incredible too. A must have for the modular synth addicts!

The Make Noise 0-Coast is being used to replace the filter envelope on the MS20 mini.

All of the above is being sequenced by the teenage engineering OP1's 'endless' sequencer with some basic spatial effects on the synth sounds using Ableton Live 10.

Please watch in HD and use a pair of headphones for the best quality."

New ADE-33 Event Boss Eurorack Module From Abstract Data

Published on Mar 22, 2018 abstractdatabiz

"30 second overview covering the main features and functionality of the Abstract Data ADE-33 Event Boss.

The ADE-33 is a pattern and rhythm creation and manipulation module.

It has 36 algorithms in 6 sets covering Variables, Multiples, Probability, Logic, Phase and Gates with configurable CV control over all parameters."

"Abstract Data is very pleased to announce the launch of our debut rhythm and pattern creation module - the ADE-33 Event Boss.

The ADE-33 combines 6 sets of algorithms - with 36 algorithms in total - covering:

* Variables: Rhythmic patterns and circadian-style rhythms
* Multiples: Clock and LFO multiplication and division by factors from 1-12
* Probability: Pseudo-random, probability and chance-based variations
* Logic: Classic logic-based functionality
* Phase: Phase shifting, time-based delays and swing-style effects
* Gates: Trigger, pulse and gate manipulation and generation

The Event Boss is designed to work with any clock, gate, trigger, square wave or PWM-type LFO input. It will take regular clocks and generate rhythms, it will take rhythmic patterns and generate new patterns and it will take irregular and random clocks and generate new, irregular and probability-based patterns and variations.

There is CV control over every parameter so patterns can be rhythmic, continually evolving, entirely random or pretty much any combination the user chooses.

Of course, it can also be used as a utility module to perform various clock division/multiplication, phase-shifting and logic-related tasks. However, it is at its most creative when used as a real-time pattern generator for creating musically useful rhythms and patterns from simple clock, rhythm and CV inputs.

The ADE-33 Event Boss is on sale now for GBP199.00 and can be bought directly from Abstract Data or our international dealers. Please talk to your local Eurorack dealer about availability."

You can find dealer banners to the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Noystoise NT04

via this auction

Check out the video here.

"This is a custom made sequencer synthesizer. All analog. Very fun to play. Lots of sonic possibilities to add to your mix. Unique VCO can be chaotic but very usable. Inspired by circuit bending. Can be synced to external gates, triggers, or clock sources, and can be used to gate or clock other things. Check out the video...

Handmade in Portland Oregon USA."

Vintage 80's DK Digital Keyboards Synergy Synthesizer DKII+

via this auction

Update: the seller wrote in to let us know it has been fixed and is now working great.

Original description prior to the update:

ROLAND MKS-70 Super JX + memory cartridge

via this auction

Simmons Clap Trap

via this auction

Metasonix TM-1 Waveshaper/Ringmod Golden Yellow

via this auction

"If you're here then you know what it does. It does a kind of waveshaping distortion, not dissimilar to PLL type noises, but not the same either. It enjoys spiky/choppy waveforms (run your guitar through a fuzz first if this is your use) and it really shines in the modular environment where you can control the incessant angry TUBE HARSH NOISE with envelopes.

Either way, enjoy a rarity.

I bought this used last year, it works properly, it is TM-1 #14.

The silkscreen is a little rough and there are some chips in the paint, but I've only used it tabletop in my house to try to extract death sounds."

Elektronika EM-25 String Organ Synth

Published on Mar 22, 2018 SergeyArmavir

via this auction

ARP Pro/DGX W/Midi

via this auction

"Great shape for an oldie but goodie."

GeneralMusic GEM S2R Turbo Rackmount Synthesizer SN 225M93011

via this auction

"If you don't know much about this synth, it was made by the Italian company General Music which was also affiliated with Elka that made the Synthex. This GEM S2R even has a Synthex patch (see pictures). This rackmount synth does not have rack ears. When I purchased the synth, it did not come with rack ears. The internal battery has recently been replaced. It includes a US power cord."

Technics SX-WSA-1R Rackmount Synthesizer SN Z95A1839

via this auction

"These synths are pretty rare, especially the rackmount ones. It includes a power cord."

Red ROLAND SH-101 SN 310388

via this auction

Blue ROLAND SH-101 SN 310261

via this auction

Blending Samples BEAT MAKING MUSIC THEORY 2018

Published on Mar 22, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"The art of blending samples is the practice of choosing samples that complement each other in the framework of your song. The process is similar to how a DJ chooses records that mix well together. In this video we’ll look at the elements of a simple beat with the Ensoniq ASR 10 to see how each part contributes to the overall blend of the beat. This process can be done with any sampler and is a great working tool for Beatmakers, Music Producers and Sound Designers alike.

Thanks for listening Everyone!"

Why is a SEQUENCER on the ENSONIQ ASR 10?

Published on Mar 15, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"What's the value of having a sequencer on the Ensoniq ASR 10? In this video we'll look at why there's a sequencer there in the first place as well as what makes it so useful for Boom Bap Hip-Hop or any style of Electronic Music."

3 Modules #50: Dual Looping Delay, Clouds, Ears

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Comparative Irrelevance

"I know a lot of people build Eurorack systems to process external audio, and Clouds and DLD are both good candidates for that purpose, so let's give it a stab.

By the way, what are your thoughts on using external audio in this series? Do you think it goes against the premise of "just three modules"? My feeling is that it flies as long as it's just a basic sample or loop like this. It should be pretty evident what the raw sample sounds like and what sounds or effects are produced by the modules, and the majority of the "performance" should take place in the rack, so to speak.

I'm not planning on relying too much on external audio, but I think it makes sense to include it occasionally as it's a pretty common way to work with the modular, and it makes for a more musical use of "effect module" combinations like this one. Perhaps I should get a sample player like a TipTop One in place of Ears, as a way to integrate that aspect more closely with the rack?

Patch notes:

Patch wise, this is pretty simple: audio comes in from my computer (playing a short piano loop I recorded earlier), is passed through Clouds' granular mode and then into the DLD, where I'm using the two channels in stereo.

I'm using Ears as a sort of "performance control", with the envelope follower output patched to Clouds' Position and Density. That way, I can scrape and push the contact mic surface to access different parts of Clouds' frozen buffer. With the Density knob set to 12 o'clock, no grains are produced as long as I'm not touching Ears. Hitting/pushing the contact mic harder leads to a higher density of randomly distributed grains, so there's a somewhat logical connection between the tactile interface and the sound produced.

I'm using Clouds to produce "impulse" sounds, with lots of reverb to make long, sustained tones from short snippets of the piano sample. DLD to makes a backdrop of short, rhythmically pulsating loops – using different subdivisions of the clock for each channel can make for some really hypnotizing rhythms.

In the beginning you can hear the clean sample passed through for a while, before I turn up Clouds' dry/wet blend to full. From there on you're only hearing the sound as processed by the modules until I turn the blend down again around the 8 minute mark.

* * *

Thanks for watching!"


Published on Mar 22, 2018 Chocolate Pulp

"Welcome sprynth 2018.


Elektron Digitakt
Some flowers (extremely necessary)

Thanks for watching!"

Korg Z1 Preset Demos by DKS SYNTH LAB

Published on Mar 21, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Patch n Tweak

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