MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Dsi Pro-2 See you Bassline step by step

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Gonzalo Pérez F.

"For best results, listen to this video on headphones and try to follow the sound, the values can be variable among different synthesizers, but the key is the same.
You can sculpt the sound with an equalizer and other effects.
I just wanted to use the synthesizer´s capabilities.
Enjoy making sounds and tweaking knobs!

Kick drum & Noise made with DSI Pro-2
Snare made with Battery
Choir sound made with Waldorf Blofeld.
Sequenced into Pro-tools."

Erica Synths Acidbox III Stereo Polivoks Filter

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Erica Synths Acidbox III is a stereo Polivoks Filter in a box with both bandpass and lowpass modes and CV control over filter cutoff. There is a tap tempo LFO with multiple clock divisions and waveshapes as well as an envelope follower. The input level can be adjusted for overdriving the filter and the cutoff knob is huge for having fun with filter sweeps. In this video a Plankton Ants sequenced by a Korg SQ-1 is the input to the Acidbox.

Available here:"

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

20 features of the Circuit MonoStation you need to know! by Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"The Novation Circuit series is a really cool one. Like many devices, some of the features do take a little bit of digging to find. I listed the 20 features of the Circuit Monostation you need to know to get the most out of it."

And previously:

Novation Circuit Mono Station : Synth walkthrough

Published on Feb 25, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"The Novation Circuit series is a really cool one. With the Mono Station we get a very cool sounding monophonic / paraphonic synth + 3 sequencers... Yes 3!
Join me as I go through the synthesis engine of the Novation Mono Station."

Moog The Source Analog Synth SN 6849

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2015.

Moog Micromoog 2090 Vintage Analog Mono Synthesizer SN 5231

via this auction

"The Micromoog was designed by Robert Moog and Jim Scott as a scaled-down, cheaper alternative ($650-$800 market price) to the Minimoog. It was designed to tap into a market of musicians who wanted an introduction to synthesis, but could not afford the $1,500 Minimoog. It thus is extremely basic in design. It is a monophonic synthesizer, featuring 1 variable waveshape voltage-controlled oscillator. It has a -24 dB per octave low-pass filter with envelope generator, a voltage-controlled amplifier, noise generator, sample and hold circuit, low-frequency oscillator, and modulation routing. It has a 32-note keyboard and was one of the first synthesizers to include a built-in ribbon controller, in this instance for pitch bending. The Micromoog has an audio input allowing external audio to be run through the filter and VCA. It also features the Moog Open System control inputs, a pre-MIDI control system which enabled the unit to be controlled by other Moog synthesizers."

Oberheim Matrix 6R Synthesizer Module SN K64 0690

via this auction

X1L3 - PERSUADATRON - FM radio eurorack module

Published on Mar 30, 2018 manufacturedZ3R0

"A simple demo following a dark power electronics theme. Using persuadatron to listen to a brain dead local radio station and pass it through clouds to generate the incidentals and background scene of the track.

Basically it's an FM radio with digtal controls. You can manually adjust the volume, station and mute it or you can trigger these with the gate inputs. It has an auto scan function which will scan it's entire frequency range and save all the stations it finds. Or if you prefer you can scan for them yourself.

The track is nothing more than the radio station fed into clouds and then manually manipulated with that modules controls. Made as an example of how cool a radio is for raw material more than anything else. The whole abysmal advertising breaks and template pop music package gets the treatment to awesome effect here. Backed by a drone and some strings."

Orthogonal Devices ER-101 ER-102 Demo Patch Eurorack CV Gate Sequencer

Published on Mar 30, 2018 SonicVoltage

"Orthogonal Devices ER-101 ER-102 Warm Up Demo Patch - Eurorack CV Gate Sequencer (Full Review Soon)
In this ER 101 Sequenced eurorack patch, I am only using the ER 101.
The ER-102, Expansion Module, is not being used.

The ER-101 is a 4 tracks CV and Gate Eurorack Sequencer Module with one Gate and two CVs output per track.

Kick: Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum
Snare: Hexinverter Mutant Snare
Hats: Mutable Instruments Branches + Analogue Solutions HH88 + Doepfer A-136 DIS

Erica Synths Pico Voice + AJH Synth GEMINI 2412 Dual Filter

Lead Drone:
Erica Synths Pico VCO + Sputnik Modular Quand VCF/VCA + Erica Synths DSP + Doepfer A-143-2 Quad ADSR

Bass: Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600

Plucked String Type: Mutable Instruments Rings

Abstract Data ADE-32 provides external clock for the Orthogonal Devices ER-101 Sequencer.

Xaoc Devices Batumi provides a couple of LFOs"


Synth Spotting and an Interview with Mike Kiraly

You might recognize Mike Kiraly's name from numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. He is the man behind the demo videos from synth and modular shop CONTROL in New York. If you are curious about his studio and his gear, you can find an interview with him on Attack Magazine here. It's a quick read and the interview is structured by the gear.

Pictured here are his eurorack modular system, one wall of synths, and a close-up of the Modal Electronics 001 keyboard synthesizer.

Future Retro Transient+ Demo 01 Eurorack

Published on Mar 30, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro (c)2018

I just got my Transient module back from Future Retro, they have upgraded it to the Transient +! The turnaround on this was super-fast! I made a Linndrum-based instrument w/ kick/stick/hihat w/ some modulations including pitch changes. This demo also uses Basimilus and Hats909 as well. Enjoy."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev 3 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev 3 with Midi --- In great condition! 100% functional! Looks great! Nicks here and there as seen in the photos. The left rear panel is slightly bent(previous owner) but does not effect functionality at all. Recently gone over by a qualified professional tech. Comes with 2 manuals and the US power cord. Sounds like 2 x Prophet 5s, so amazing!!"

Custom YAMAHA CS1x Minus Keyboard

via this auction

"This beautiful synth came with lovely wooden side and front panels. Also, I put Moog like caps on all knobs. All knobs works fine, LCD is fine too (as on every CS1x, LCD is not too bright but it's totaly useble in dark environment). All outs, inputs, MIDI connections are fine. "

Roland AIRA TR-8S & Boutique SH-01A Techno Jam

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Calle Nilsson

Jasper Synthesizer EDP Wasp Clone

Published on Mar 30, 2018 vinyljunkie07

"A DIY clone build of the 1978 EDP Wasp, it's pretty much 99.5% a Wasp.
Just some random noodling after I put it together.
From 7.13 it's totally dry with no FX

I've not made a case for it yet or fitted MIDI"

Bastl Instruments Little Nerd - First Try&Error Session (Riamiwo StudioVlog 81)

Published on Mar 30, 2018 riamiwovideos

"This week I got the Bastl Little Nerd... and they named it not without a reason:) It's a very cool tool to manipulate trigger/gate - signals... but it will take a bit time to get into it :)"

Mutable Instruments - Marbles *Feature Jam & Walkthrough*

Published on Mar 30, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first video with the new Mutable Instruments Marbles. This is a bit of a feature jam and walkthrough looking at using all 7 outputs in a patch for beats, clocking, random jitters and stepped random with musical quantisation and locking / looping as well as the great spread/bias controls to influence the stepped random values."

Loom 2 (ft. Marbles) | All Mutable Instruments Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Lightbath

"Download the music of the Loom series exclusively on Patreon →

Everything you hear in this video was performed live with the Mutable Instruments modules you see on screen, plus some other Mutable surprises to be revealed in upcoming Loom videos."

Korg Prologue - Custom Patches 1 to 25 -

Published on Mar 30, 2018 GEOSynths

"Epilogue Vol 1

First load of Custom Patches I've made for the Korg Prologue, mainly Single Patches, though there are 1 or 2 Stacked/Split Sounds. It definitely has its own sound and character, which can lean towards the spirit of old Oberheim, but I wouldn't say it's a "Polite" Synth...not a "Prim and Pretty" 24db Filter...just an 'Earthy' 12db Tone that's very modern...and it's great!

I've set the Mod Wheel for changes and some Patches are set up to work with an Expression Pedal (Moog EP3 used)."

81 New Presets for the Subsequent 37 by Peter Dyer

All Sounds | Subsequent 37 Published on Mar 30, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"Professional synthesist and sound designer, Peter Dyer (Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert, Aloe Blacc, St. Vincent, American Idol House Band), joins us in the Moog Sound Lab to demonstrate the range and ability of the Subsequent 37 Duophonic Analog Synthesizer. All sounds in this piece have been created using a Subsequent 37.

For this composition, Peter Dyer programmed 81 new presets on his Subsequent 37. Subsequent 37 owners can download all of his presets for free below."


"During the month of March, receive a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a Subsequent 37 in-store or online through participating US Moog Dealers. This Saturday (3/31) at midnight, the sale closes -- if you’ve been planning to purchase one of these instruments, now is the perfect opportunity."

Check with the shops on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH.

New MOOG Model D Synth App Demos Including Comparisons to Arturia's iMini and a Real Model D

Minimoog App vs Model D Review

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Starsky Carr

iTunes: Minimoog Model D - Moog Music Inc. (The intro price ends tonight! Moog's other apps are also currently on sale).

"A look at the amazing official Moog Minimoog iPad/iPhone app vs the real thing.

Oscillators 3:40
Filters 10:00
Overload 12:50
FM 15:15
Noise 16:08
Effects 16:30
Some Sounds 17:50"

Minimoog Model D app vs. Arturia iMini: Can they sound the same?

Audulus 3.5 for Mac Adds Hundreds of New Modules

"Audulus LLC is proud to announce the release of Audulus 3.5 for Mac. This update introduces a new wire highlighting feature and hundreds of new and improved modules.

Audulus 3.5 adds a new wire highlighting feature. When you click on a node or module, all of its output wires remain bright while all others are dimmed. This makes tracing connections much easier. You can highlight groups of nodes and modules as well.

Modular & Minimoog (TWSMDS) - with 1130 drum controller

Published on Mar 30, 2018 noddyspuncture

"The World's Second Most Dangerous Synth - sequencer 'speed' and quantiser 'transpose' controlled by Moog 1130 drum feeding different levels of CV. As pitch goes up, speed slows down... and then also, by using the reversible attenuator on the speed CV, both pitch and speed go up and down together. Loads of possibilities...!"

Korg X 911 demo track

Published on Mar 30, 2018 ikworgek

all sounds from the Korg
drums: volcabeats
some reverb and delay

Black Model Isla Kordbot

via this auction

"If you are reading this you already know a couple of things. First off it’s black. That is why the price is a hundred more then I would charge for a white one. Two is the fact that it takes a good long time to get one in white also. Don’t waste time over thinking this buy because this BLACK KORBOT is going to fly out of here. I listed a white one back before the update was available and it lasted like thirty minutes. The new and improved includes a sick as hell sequencer along with the craziest arpeggiator I’ve ever seen and a chord progression computer on board that makes it easy to save chords to any one of twelve pads. You can do so much with this thing and the little colored screen is sooo awesome looking. When a chord is playing the corresponding rubber keyboard button / keys light up red. This thing is hard to let go of for so many reasons that I say if the price at a place that I can order a white one for myself pay shipping to my buyer , shipping for my new Kordbot , and the two or three months it will take for me to receive my new White Kordbot and still not feel like I’m taking a loss then that’s the way I came up with the price of $500.00 then I said now that sounds fair to me then I took $25.00 more off my bottom line price. Thanks."

Grendel Drone Commander V2 Pedal

via this auction

"Handmade in the US by the same company that made the original Ammo Can version. Oscillator and LFO are the same as in the original except for where the circuitry and build quality have been improved. Unique and extremely fun and playable synth for the drone enthusiast or to add one of the most beloved modern synth voices to a guitar or bass pedal board. Features and specs include:

-2 independent oscillators with square and triangle waveforms
-PLL (phase locked loop) tracking for LFO and Pulse waveforms
-Through-hole construction
-Knurled aluminum knobs, all aluminum body
-LFO and Pulse controls with variable controls of pulse mods (2/4/8/16 per LFO cycle)
-Varable control of filter sweep and direction
-Extensive control of oscillator volume and blending-- Independent volume control for each oscillator, separate crossfader for osc 1/2 blending, final level output for whole mix of oscillators, LFO and pulse
-Envelope control for stomp-switch and external audio gate
-External audio input
-External gate input
-External filter CV input
-Powered via ext 9V center-negative AC input (supplied) or 9V battery" Modular System

via this auction

"Great Moog Modular clone with lots of rad modules (8 step sequencer, kick drum module, 1/8 to 1/4 converter module for connecting Eurorack).

modules include (more info on most modules at [link removed by eBay])
Q104 midi interface
Q122 minijack interface
Q124 multiples
C104 odyssey of sound vco
Q106 oscillator x2
Q112 4 channel mixer
Sample and Hold module
Q125 signal processor
Symple seq re:synthesis
Q109 envelope generator x2
kick drum module
Q150 transistor ladder filter
Q107 state variable filter
Q108 amplifier x2

extra modules
plus Q105 Slew Limiter Module
and Q130 Clipper Module"

Moog Rogue Analog Synthesizer SN 3904

via this auction

All Knobs / Sliders Present
Both OSC 1 and OSC 2 work perfect
Filter / Contour Generator, LFO Modulation and Pitch Bend working
Octave Switching, relative pitching for OSC 2 works in any sync mode
CV In/Out and Trigger In/Out present, but never tested
Modulation may have to "warm up," but works fine after initially getting it started
Master Volume knob is noisy, but works fine
Custom Power Supply Included

Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Mutable Instruments Clouds | The Prelude

Published on Mar 30, 2018 umonox

"Hello my friends. I have a good old buddy back: The Teenage Engineering OP-1 has arrived a couple of days ago! And it's joined by the Mutable Instruments Clouds Eurorack Module - my first Eurorack Module ever. In this Video it provides a little Ambience to some very basic Patterns that i made with the OP-1.

Clouds receives Audio from the Elektron Analog Four and is fed directly into the Input of the OP-1 where it's monitored on Track 4.

This is just the first of some more Videos where i will use Clouds and the OP-1 together. Stay tuned for more ;-)

All the best,

Mutable Instruments Marbles Demo by DavidH

Published on Mar 30, 2018 DavidH

See this post for details on Mutable Instruments new Marbles eurorack module.

Polyend Seq with Eurorack system, Machinedrum and Prophet

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Polyend

"After publishing a series of videos showing Seq in action with simple setups, time to take a look how it's working in a more sophisticated environment. The whole rig is sequenced by Seq, the modular system is controlled by Polyend Poly MIDI to CV converter

Video footage made 26.03.2018 by Piotr Raczyński.
Music improvisation by Alna"

Arturia MiniBrute 2 - Unboxing & Review Videos by Midiverse - TV

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out a brand new synthesizer from Arturia, The MiniBrute 2. Let's check it out.."

Waldorf Blofeld - Those Bladerunner Sounds

Published on Mar 30, 2018 chronosproject

Buy full soundbank -

Friday Fun - Synth Jam Korg Minilogue and Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Mar 30, 2018 sonicstate

"This week in our occasional series where we pair synthesizers, modules or FX for a musical interlude, we use the Mutable Instruments Clouds - we have a special version which our Sonic TALK viewers bought in celebration of our 500th episode and had a custom faceplate made for it. Ours is called Fulsome Clouds. its an interesting unit which allows you to take sounds recorded into the input buffer, and apply granular operations to it, and sending the results into a lovely reverb.

We pair that with the Korg Minilogue - the first affordable analogue poly which we reviewed when it came out. The Minilogue is a surprisingly capable instrument for the money."

Horsham Piazza Italia 2018

Published on Mar 30, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"We have been invited to take the Mad Music Machine to Horsham Piazza Italia - Caitlin is set up and ready to go!"

Synthesis Technology E370 & Rabid Elephant Natural Gate - Action Patch!

Published on Mar 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's another video in my line up of E370 videos for Synthesis Technology. Here I'm using it for a second time alongside the Rabid Elephant Natural Gate and sweet baby christ on a bike ... they're a potent pairing! There's a full track / jam / wide shot video exclusively for my Patreon supporters with this patch but for now check out the 4 oscillators on the E370, 2 of which go through the Natural Gate alongside some beats and FX create a little action sequence style patch. Suggests for a better video title in the comments too please! 'Action patch' sounds weird :)

Be awesome! Support me on Patreon -"

Mutable Instruments Introduces New Marbles Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Erstlaub

"A basic overview of some of Marbles features. If you can imagine SOU/A149, Branches, Grids, Turing Machine, Brainseed, Sloth and a host of other modules all housed inside one controllable chaotic beauty, this is it!

Note: These are complex modules with a lot of inter-related functions, these videos hopefully serve to illustrate some basic operations."

Mutable Instruments: Marbles Overview
Mutable Instruments: Marbles Subtle Self Patching
Mutable Instruments: Marbles t Outputs
Mutable Instruments: Marbles External Sampling/Quantization
Mutable Instruments: Marbles Sampling, locking and remixing external sequences

More Marbles centred pieces:

Some details via Mutable Instruments:


Marbles is a source of random gates and voltages, which offers an extensive amount of (voltage) control on all the different flavors of randomness it produces.

The module gives the musician many different ways of imposing structure on the random events generated by the module: synchronization to external clocks, control of the repetition or novelty of the generated material, quantization of the voltages, or randomization of gates or voltages generated by traditional sequencers.

t: the random gate generator

Marbles either follows its own internal clock, or locks onto an adjustable multiplication/division of an external clock (or regular rhythmic pattern). This regular clock is perturbed by a process simulating an instrumentist playing along a click and trying to catch up on their errors - from perfect accuracy to complete chaos.

From this imperfect master clock, a 2-channel random rhythm is generated, using one of the following processes: random coin toss (similar to Branches), random ratcheting, or random drum pattern generation (similar to a randomly modulated Grids).

X: the random voltage generator

This generator produces 3 channels of random voltages, each of them clocked by the individual outputs of the t section, or by a common external clock signal.

Complete control on the distribution of the output voltages is provided: concentrated or spread-out, quantized or unquantized, smoothed or steppy, centered or biased towards a specific voltage. The same transformations can be performed on an external CV, for sample-and-hold or shift-register operation.

An auxiliary slowly fluctuating random voltage output (Y) is also available for self-patching fun!


Marbles remembers the history of every recent clock deviation, rhythm or voltage it has generated. The DEJA VU knob on the panel controls the probability of reusing past material instead of sampling fresh random data.

You are thus given control on the feeling of repetition and structure in the generated random voltages and rhythms. At the extreme, the module no longer generates any novel values and loops over the same pattern (or a random permutation of it). And of course, this (variably) random looping can be performed on external CVs!"

_AJHSynth Sunrise_

_AJHSynth Sunrise_ from AJH Synth on Vimeo.

"Musical demo from Emmy winning composer Dave Gale, using only AJHSynth Eurorack synthesiser modules for all instruments and percussion."

And some additional details via Sonic Voltage:

0m 5s – Gemini Sweep – 3 VCOs into Ring SM, into Gemini Filter

0m 5s – White Noise – into Mini Mod Filter, and into Phaser

0m 21s – Full Mini Mod system (x3) to Build chord, DH-ADSR Env used here! (9 VCOs in use for the chord!)

0m 29s Drums –

Kick – Gemini Filter – Hi Res with Filter CV control via Envelope (very snappy/fast) with Filter Cut off set in the mid/Lo range
Snare – White Noise from ‘Glide+ Noise’ and 1 x VCO (Tri) – combined via Ring SM Mixer and put through overdriven Mini Mod filter
Hats – Just white noise through overdriven filter – envelope Decay/Release tweaked in real time!
Hi-Q – Mini Mod filter with full Resoonance – ADSR controlling Freq CV – overdriven!
Open Hats (left channel!) – just noise and a Mini Mod filter
0m 29s Bass – 2 bass sounds – both from the full Mini Mod system

1st – 2 x VCO acting as a Sub bass (octave apart)
2nd – all 3 VCO’s and with filter being tweaked in real time
0m 29s – 2 Sequencer Synth lines

1. Left Channel – Single VCO into Gemini Filter,
2. Continuous panning – single VCO into Sonic XV filter
0m 51s – OB Throat! – Gemini Filter with one VCO, used in dual mode to create the classic OB Throat effect! Cut Off controlled via DAW.

0m 61s – Background Sustained chords – 3 parts of Mini Mod (3 VCOs) all going through the Glide module, and being filter tweaked in real time

1m 15s – Hi Falling Arpeggio line – Sync’d gated LFO and ADSR both controlling Mini Mod filter, summed via CV Mix module

1m 41s – More Throaty OB filter!! Gorgeous!! 🙂

Repetition of the above to the end

Closes with another White Noise sweep.

All sounds were produced and processed by AJH Synth modules, no other sound sources were used, however, standard production and master processes have been used in a DAW/Mac environment, including eq, compression, reverb and delay.

AJH Synth Demos and Reviews

AJH Synth Mega Phase 12 Review from AJH Synth on Vimeo.

Vimeo seriously needs to support playlists. Until then...


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