MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

SOLARIS (John Bowen) Synthesizer - 100 Brian Kehew Presets

Published on Apr 2, 2018 OFR

"Here is a quick demo of the 100 custom sounds I programmed for John Bowen's amazing synthesizer, the Solaris. It's a fascinating system, a brilliant design with astounding sonics (although YouTube audio won't represent the full audio quality.)

I was finding so many people were doing 80s analog-synth type sounds (which are common elsewhere already) so I wanted to show a wider range of the possibilities it offers. I still don't understand all of what the Solaris can do - I'm still learning it - so there is more to come for sure. There are NO samples used, just pure synthesis modes. Enjoy!

** Thanks to Curt Anderson for the camerawork and Todd Lampe for editing..."


Update: For the month of April, John Bowen Synth Design is offering a $500 discount on the Solaris. You can find details here.

Boss dd6 digital delay and PO-32

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Zombie Nation

"Creating harmonic content with retrig style short delays.
Boss DD6 is a classic beast, simple but good"

Kaos Teensy Thing

Published on Apr 2, 2018 otemrellik

"Wanted to share a new thing I made using a Teensy 3.2, Teensy Audio board and the Teensy Audio Library."

Patch: Controlling Voltage Documentary Series

"This documentary focuses on the rapidly growing Modular Synthesis movement and the diverse group of artists using these machines to create soundscapes of emotionally charged content, as well manufacturers who are pushing the boundaries of sonic platforms with their creations. Our story presents to the public the emergence of thriving brick and mortar stores, intimate and attentive live venue performances, and the modular-driven compositions that are rapidly transforming the soundtracks of modern film and network productions. Capturing the creative process from patch to pulse will be the foundation of the film."

PATCH.CV - redstripedown from Patch: Controlling Voltage on Vimeo.

Mr Woofer - Synth Demos

Published on Oct 6, 2017 Mr Woofer


1. Mr Woofer - Enter Space (Atari STE Demo)
"Enter Space!" says Sinclair Spectrum ZX through its Currah uSpeech synthesizer. The Atari STE and its Yamaha YM2149F chip in all its square wave glory does exactly that. The tools used to control the STE are NSQ (Near Synthesizer Quality), Chip Synth and MaxYMiser.

The powerful beats are coming from NI Massive except for the Hi-hats and noise bursts which are also Atari STE. As usual external reverb and delay are added. Hope you enjoy it!

Music and Sound Design by Mr Woofer (Konstantinos Kampanis).
Original footage and video editing by Mr Woofer.


Korg MP-4 Mono/Poly Soundsheet Demo (1983) - Don Muro

Published on Apr 2, 2018 jd wall

"Original music and demonstrations from the Evavtone sound sheet produced by Unicord in 1983. Percussion from the Korg KPR-77."


via this auction


You can videos of one in the archives here.

Roland Juno 6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 Desktop Analog Synth SN 100591

via this auction

Moog Voyager RME Rack Mount Synthesizer. V3.5 SN 1583

via this auction

Mr Woofer - Additive Addictive (Kawai K5000R Demo)

Published on Jun 2, 2012

"All sounds on this synth demo, including the drums are coming from the Kawai K5000R advanced additive synthesizer. The K5000R is the rackmount version of the unique Kawai K5000 Advanced additive Synthesizer.

The original macro controller is very rare these days but thankfully all its parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC messages. I use my NI Komplete Kontrol S61 to control the K5000R in real time.


Spotted the video via this auction. Note the date of the video is 2012, so likely not the same one.

"Rare rack version of the Kawai K5000 additive synth. The unit is in excellent condition, floppy drive works. Only minor marks by the rack screw holes. 110v. Truly one of the most unique synths to come out in the mid 1990s. Huge shimmery sounds."

60 Knobs Meets 60 Jacks - Million Machine March's Take on Bastl Instruments' 60Knobs

Check out the MATRIX-12V controller below.

via Million Machine March

"Stop me if you have been here… …You have been patching your modular synth for a while and then you get a thought of “I wish I could use this modulation source to control one of my other midi synth’s!” Or what about a ‘deep’ guitar pedal that has a MIDI input and can be controlled via MIDI CC? How about wanting to use many CV sources to control many MIDI CC’s or NRPN’s or even SysEx… …with a stand alone box? Or, how do I easily record all of these CV signals into my DAW so I can use them in MIDI tracks too?

Bastl released their 60 Knobs project last year and made it open source! I immediately saw lots of potential and decided to see what I could come up with."

You can find additional skins, including one for the CS80V, at Million Machine March.

Novation Peak - Day One

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

Audio demo comes in at 1:58.

"Here is my Day-One video of the Novation Peak. It's been a lot of fun to write and record this track, and it's refreshing to have the luxury of saving patches!

Note that I am playing on a Behringer DeepMind keyboard but it is purely being used as a controller keyboard for this track, all synth sounds are coming from the Peak.

You can find the track on Soundcloud here:"


Korg Prologue - Custom Patches 26 to 50 -

Published on Apr 2, 2018 GEOSynths

"Really getting used to the characteristics of the Korg Prologue now, finding the little nuances and tones that are available. It's not a pretty Synth, in terms of the sound and i'm drawn to the quite unpolite sounds it can produce. Yes, it can do Pads, Bass etc though can't all Synths, some better than others, but interesting and original tones are really possible with the Prologue...well, I think so."

1-25 posted here.

Another Mini Live Jam 130BPM: Beatstep/ Waldorf Rocket + Streichfett/ Volca Keys/ Patterning/ Kaoss

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Kalkartronic

Spontaneous Live Jam:
Arturia Beatstep controls the Waldorf Rocket, the Volca Keys and the Patterning Drum Machine App. Streichfett as standalone played with the Swissonic Keyboard. Kaosspad Mini as Aux Send/Return Effect.
Recorded with Edirol R-1
Cam: Ricoh WG-M1
Mastered with T-RackS 3
Video edited with Perfect Video and GreenScreen DoInk.


Published on Apr 2, 2018 synths colors

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Hi-Res Pics of Black Corporation's Upcoming KIJIMI 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer

Click the pics for full size.

"KIJIMI, a new 8-voice analogue synth by Black Corporation. Info, presentation and preorders start at Superbooth."

Black Corporation of course are the people behind Deckard's Dream, the Yamaha CS80 inspired polysynth. The KIJIMI will be RSF inspired - essentially a polyphonic Kobol with ssm2040-like filters, Kobol waveshapers, additional modulation sources and destinations, an additional HPF, 2nd LFO, extended envelopes, and polyAT. A prototype KIJIMI was spotted at NAMM this year.

Update: some additional info added above.

Note: Kijimi is based on the RSF Kobol mono synth. via the creator himself, Roman Filippov: "It’s a polyphonic kobol more than polykobol, since it uses ssm2040-like filters, not ssm2044"

Three Machines = MS-20 + Juno-1 + Eurorack Synthesizers

Published on Apr 2, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2018

Feelin' a good 100-bpm chill vibe today. Three Machines are: Korg MS-20, Roland Alpha Juno-1, and the Eurorack system. Future Retro Transient+ is swinging a nice CR-78 groove thanks to mapping some CVs from the Beatstep Pro, running through the Delta VCF to take the edge off the highs. The CEM3340 VCO doing the arpeggio thing using quantization from Ornament & Crime, running through the Tonus VCF. Euclidian triggers from Temps Utile. Bass from the Synthesizer Box. Playing a delightfully mindless riff on the MS-20. Some Timefactor Delay, some Big Sky Reverb. Recorded in one shot, some post-work done in Cubase."

Custom Painted MIDI Keyboard Controllers by ColoredKeysNL

via ColoredKeysNL

"I felt your viewers could be interested in the self-painted midi-keyboards I've been producing as of recent. It's first iteration, 'the Neptune' as I'd like to call it, is a turquoise re-fit of one of the best allround midi-keyboards around. The E-MU Xboard 25!"

Love the aesthetic of this one.

Tone Flow video by Benge

Published on Apr 2, 2018 zack dagoba

"I made a video to accompany my latest modular synth album, Tone Flow, by Benge. The music for this track was made on a vintage Moog modular 3C system. I also used a Korg DSS-1 vintage sampler to sample and play back sustained tones from the Moog. See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot... for more"

Why I like the 60Knobs Controller! #TTNM

Published on Apr 2, 2018

"The Bastl Instruments 60Knobs is a cool MIDI controller for your Synthesizers, Drum Machines and everything else! Watch this video to find out why! MORE INFO BELOW :)


Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


60Knobs Features:

- 60 controller pots independently customizable through the editor;
- MIDI messages supported: CC (Control Change), NRPN (Non-Registered Parameter Number), DX7 (Yamaha sysEx DX7);
- Button for MIDI DUMP current value of each knob;
- MIDI IN and OUT DIN connector;
- 5 user customizable presets;
- Indication LED shows setting changes
- FTDI connector for firmware flashing (Arduino based = hacker friendly!)

Bastl Instruments 60Knobs Website:"

EMW Multi Band-Pass VCF Module - Demo - MVM #109

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a Multi Band-Pass VCF Eurorack module from EMW. Let's get to it.."

Arp Synth Lab Model 1503 Noise Source

via this auction

"A very rare synth module produced in 1975.

Was basically the modular, educational version of the arp 2600. This module is the noise source offering both white and pink noise. The module runs using two 9vdc rectangular batteries. The outputs are mini jack euro rack sized

This unit would work nicely as an expander for anyone who owns an arp 2600."

YAMAHA CS20M Programmable Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Clavia Nord Wave Synthesizer w/ Matching Red Roadie Case SN WA12416

via this auction

"When you first look at the Nord Wave Synthesizer, you might get the impression you are seeing a regular analog style synthesizer. Nothing could be more right - nothing could be more wrong. Based on a legacy of inventing virtual analog synthesizers, Clavia takes lead synthesizers to the next level. The Nord Wave gives you traditional analog sounds that interact and coexist with pretty much anything you want; by combining analog, FM synthesis, wavetable and sampled waveforms - you can use literally any standard audio file as a sound source. It is a great sample player and analog synthesizer and so much more.

By having two oscillators capable of producing a vast array of sounds from classic analog waveforms (with sync), FM synthesis, wavetables, sampled waves (single cycle waveforms with attack) as well as noise and other miscellaneous waveforms, the Nord Wave has an unprecedented pallet of sounds for you to use as foundation. Digital samples in an analog environment? TOTALLY. Discontinued by Clavia in 2013, The Nord Wave is getting harder to find."

Modular Memories

Published on Mar 19, 2018 Circadian Eyes

Pretty cool concept.

Modular Memories 001 - Eurorack Ambient
"Featuring Mutable Instruments Rings, Clouds, and Veils."
Modular Memories 002 - Eurorack Ambient
Glitchy Lo-fi Ambient featuring Mutable Instruments Rings, Clouds, and Veils.
Modular Memories 003 - Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer
A Noisy Trip to Space. Featuring Mutable Instruments Rings, Clouds, and Veils.

Intellijel Plonk & Moseley Cosmopolitan dual phase distortion oscillator (Eurorack modular)

Published on Apr 2, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Intellijel Plonk & Moseley Instruments Cosmopolitan Eurorack modules. A very simple composition, played manually over a click, and recorded over two tracks using AUM on an iPad. Reverb from Audio Damage's EOS2. No filter resonance is used on the Cosmopolitan, it's purely from the resonant waves in the module itself.
The Cosmopolitan is a brand new module, and can be found here:
Footage is part 2 of my trip around the USA, from Twede's Cafe, North Bend (featured in the Twin Peaks TV series) and Snoqualmie Falls in Washington, then on to Portland, Oregon."

Sonic LAB: 1010 Music BitBox Sampler and ToolBox Eurorack modules Review

Published on Apr 2, 2018 sonicstate

04-The Roland SH-101-Part 4-Modulation

Published on Apr 2, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the modulation section of the Roland SH-101."

All parts here.

Wiggling the Mutable Instruments Plaits

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Mattias Häggström Gerdt

"I really like Plaits and I think you would too, so I recorded a little video so you could hear it. I'm simply wiggling my way through most of its modes (except the percussion modes) using a simple sequence and the main output only. Note that the AUX output would give even more sounds, but I wanted to keep it simple at first.

Plaits is sequenced by Malekko Varigate 4+, reverb is from Audio Damage Aeverb Mk2 and Reason's RV7000 Mk2. Some compression added in post.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive demo video, but rather an example of a first encounter. What happens when you excitedly wade through the many sounds and oscillator models available.


YAMAHA SK30 String Machine 1979 | HD DEMO

Published on Apr 2, 2018 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2018 by AnalogAudio1

Synthesizer Demo of the analog synthesizer/string machine YAMAHA SK-30. I played it along with Lexicon MPX500 (reverb) and Korg SDD-3000 (delay).

Yamaha's SK-series are string machines with additional sections (poly-synth, mono-synth, brass, organ, depending on the model). The SK30 was the flagship (the SK50 was just a double manual version of the SK30). It has "ORGAN", "STRING", "POLY-SYNTH" and "MONO-SYNTH" sections, they all are mixable. The Poly-Synth section has a nice analog filter (but only one for all voices - finally it's a string synth, not 100% a synthesizer). In a certain footage/waveform, it even has a highpass filter engaged. The keyboard has aftertouch, which is assignable to LFO intensity or filter cutoff (similar to Yamaha SY-1/2 or Roland SH-2000).

A nice layer-string machine! It's a big beast, it competed with ARP Quadra, Korg Trident, Crumar Multiman, Farfisa Soundmaker and Farfisa Polychrome."

Modular Monday #32 - "Your Obstacle"

Published on Apr 2, 2018 Frequency Fodder

Moog DFAM vs Mother-32: Review and comparison (Drummer From Another Mother)

Published on Apr 2, 2018 loopop

"DFAM (Drummer From Another Mother) is the second semi-modular Moog are releasing in a compact, either standalone or 60hp eurorack form factor, following the Mother-32, and while they may look very similar, they’re actually very different animals. I already did an in-depth review of the Mother-32 (here's a link to it: [Moog Mother-32 review and 9 hidden gems]) - so in this clip I focus more on a review of DFAM, but along the way comparing it to Mother-32, so that by the time it’s over, you’ll have a pretty good idea of how both synths work, and why even though they look the same, the end result gives each its unique character..

Both synths are very similar in that they contain oscillators, filters, envelopes and a patch bay, but there are a few core differences:
1. The sequencers have very different characteristics: DFAM's sequencer is very analog - it has two tracks - both with continuous CV ranges. It also has a fixed number of 8 steps - though I show ways around that in the clip. In contrast, Mother-32's sequencer is more flexible in terms of length and supports precisely pitched melodies, as well as a few other sequencing features shown in the clip.
2. Envelopes in DFAM are short, either 1 or 2 step envelopes, geared towards percussive sounds, where the envelope in Mother-32 has either two or three stages.
3. DFAM has two oscillators and no LFO (though each of the oscillators can go as low as single digit hz), whereas Mother-32 as only one LFO, that can go to audio rates.
4. Each has their own flavor of special oscillator goodies (FM in both, Hard sync in DFAM)
5. ... and other differences as shown in the clip."

Look Mum No Computer's Build Video for his Crazy Monster Modular Animatronic Face

The how-to video has been added to the main post here.

Waverazor Contextual Editor Introduction

Published on Apr 1, 2018 MOK

"The Waverazor 2.0 Editor version features an innovative new contextual editing system that easily manages the power of thousands of parameters by only displaying what you need, when you need it. Focus on any synthesis module for editing and everything that is linked to it will be shown automatically. This allows you to quickly navigate through the entire synth and craft the connections that bring Waverazor’s unique sounds to life.

This video is a quick introduction to how the editor works, discussing controls and navigation at a basic level.

For more information:"

Synthstrom Deluge - Easter Arpeggios! Part A Z04

Published on Apr 1, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"Ambient music making for Easter."

Synthstrom Deluge - Easter Arpeggios! Part C Z24

Note: I'm not seeing a Part B yet, so just these two for now.

Behringer D Classic Minimoog Leads & MORE! 2018 Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Apr 1, 2018 SynthgodXXX

"Behringer D Classic Minimoog Leads & More!" 2018
Synthesizer Demo By Rik Marston **100% No Talking!**
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!!**

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The Behringer D exploring Classic Minimoog
Leads & more! I love the old TV show starring
Leonard Nimoy called "In Search Of..." and
the composers Rinder and Lewis used a
Moog Minimoog (or ARP Odyssey) for the
70's Lead sound that just totally got my
attention when I was a kid. Not just the UFOs,
Magic & Witchcraft, Missing Persons, Myths
& Monsters.. etc.. Super GROOVY synth!!!!
As I have said before it's way worth the $$$!
I am controlling the Behringer D with my
Roland JX-305 Groovesynth. Super Cool!!
Recorded into Ableton Live with Delay
setting L1 @50% on my ART Multiverb LT :)
Thank you for watching!!

Patch n Tweak

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