MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Project AF86 Moog DFAM x 2/ Behringer D/ Elektron Analog Keys/Korg Odyssey Demo

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of an original track with the Moog DFAM x 2 clocked by the Elektron Machinedrum, the Behringer D cv controlled by the Elektron Analog Keys + internal tracks + Korg Odyssey on lead also cv controlled by the AK to a Roland VS 880 multitrack recorder to a Yamaha MG10xu with gated reverb to a Canon 6D + a 50mm 1.4 lens."


Published on Apr 4, 2018 fran vives

"Live Bass track for intro show KAPITOL.
Composision & Arrangements by Fran Vives"

Moog Sub 37.

New Sismo botanika

botanika from sismo on Vimeo.


via this auction










Weight: 500g

Dimensions: 7CM (H) x 12.5CM (D) x 16CM (W)"

Delusions: RS7000 groovebox track

Published on Apr 4, 2018 MIDERA

"RS7000 only, no external samples/effects"

iVCS3 Preset Banks 2018

Published on Apr 4, 2018 James Edward Cosby

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

Massive preset list below.

"April 2018 Sees the release of my two new Preset Banks for iVCS3. Each bank contains 128 Presets and over 20 JEC CV Modulation Files.

************ IMPORTANT BANK SETTINGS ************

The iVCS3 global parameter... "Samplers Enable Loop Points Fade"
MUST be set to "OFF" To allow correct processing of the contained CV Modulation Files thus preventing crossfading of the transient.

Bank A Preset List...

Yamaha SK-15 Symphonic Ensemble

via this auction

KAWAI K5m - DIGITAL ADDITIVE Multi-Dimensional Synthesizer Module SN 130580

via this auction

5 Things You Didn't Know Your Mother 32 Could Do

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"Time codes:
1. 'Paraphonic' playing - 00:04
2. More LFO shapes - 02:26
3. Syncopated clock divisions - 04:24
4. Auto-panning - 06:07
5. Inverting signals - 07:15

I may be late to the game with a Mother 32 tutorial, but it was about time I made one with some of the techniques I use! Hopefully this will be useful for some of you to try more things out with your Mother 32s

Background music: [posted here]"

Korg KPR-77 Demo Song (1983) - Don Muro

Published on Apr 4, 2018 jd wall

"Original music for the Evatone soundsheet released by Unicord in 1983."

Korg Delta Vintage Analog Synthesizer Strings Synth SN 289448

via this auction

Rare SOUNDMASTER MEMORY RHYTHM SR-88 Analog Drum Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction

Patching Panda NVHS and Punch Eurorack Modules

Patching Panda NVHS and Punch | Modular Adventures Ep.13 Published on Mar 29, 2018 Robert Rhoades Music

"Huge Thanks to Luis for sending these over! They've been gigged and get used in nearly every patch for making percussion or just an easy one stop VCA envelope combo!

Check them out at Thonk:"

"The N.H.V.S is a drum creator and shaper module, designed to create a vast palette of percussive sounds using external waveforms mixed with an internal noise core, VCF and VCA.


808 inspired noise circuit.
BP and LP voltage controlled 2-pole filter with resonance.
Internal VCA with fast response, voltage controlled decay and logarithmic fall.
External input
Skiff friendly
Width: 8HP
Note: this module features SMD components."

"Punch is a compact dual VCA especially designed for percussive sounds. The VCA Decay can be turned from smooth to more aggressive logarithmic responses and can be activated with triggers, gates or cv’s. When logarithmic response is activated, a bit of the curve is applied to the Attack of the envelope as well for a more natural percussive shape.


Dual VCA with voltage controlled Decay.
Logarithmic fall response.
Fast Attack (when logarithmic response is turned, a bit of the curve is applied to the attack as well as for a more natural percussive envelope).
Can be activated from triggers, gates or cv.
Skiff friendly
Note: this module features SMD components."

Rebel Technology Introduces the Magus, Wizard, & Alchemist on Kickstarter

Magus Modular Synthesizer Toolkit 2018 Published on Apr 5, 2018

"Algorithms are modern day magic spells. Add magic to your music with the Magus, a patchable, programmable synthesizer toolkit."

Magus KickBox Demo Published on Apr 4, 2018 Rebel Technology

"KickBox is a groovebox patch running on the Magus synthesizer toolkit. It makes a beat with hats and a kick, and adds a virtual analogue subtractive synth voice with a killer 8-pole resonant low pass filter.

Realtime parameter tweaking and 24 analogue patch points give you complete creative control over how the sound is produced."

Wizard PolySub Demo Published on Apr 4, 2018 Rebel Technology

"PolySub is a polyphonic subtractive synth patch running on the Wizard. PolySub has 8 voices true polyphony with virtual analogue oscillators, waveshape and PWM morph, 8-pole resonant filter and ADSR envelopes.
In this demo it is sequenced with the CV and gate outputs of a Korg SQ-1 but it can also be played by connecting a MIDI device."

Alchemist Ping Pong Delay Demo Published on Apr 4, 2018 Rebel Technology

"Ping Pong Delay running on Alchemist, synchronised to the trigger output of a TR808 drum machine. The trigger keeps all the beats tight and allows the delay to bounce anything from 16th notes and triplets to full bars around the stereo space."

Check out the KickStarter here:

"The Magus, Wizard and Alchemist are all built on the Rebel Technology OpenWare firmware and can run the same patch programs as two of our existing products: the OWL Pedal and OWL Modular. This means that our entire library of more than 200 patch programs is ready to use right now!"

Magus Synthesizer Toolkit Prototype

"Algorithms are the magic potions and spells of the modern day. In electronic music, they make the wooshes, booms, squeals, screams and bops that might have us contemplate the universe, reach personal insight, or dance like mad for days on end. Join us on a journey to create ever more powerful algorithms, and to make them open and available to everyone. We already have a community of hundreds of talented synthesists sharing their work. Let's make it bigger, let's make it better, let's do it together!

The Magus is like having a compact modular synthesizer without being limited by the modules you've got in it.

Unlike traditional synthesizers, the Magus doesn't confine itself to a fixed function or paradigm. Whether you want granular, additive, FM, subtractive, spectral, chaotic or stochastic synthesis, Magus gives you the freedom to pick the right algorithm for the job and then lets you loose to patch up a storm.

Enjoy the creative power of a hardware synthesizer with the flexibility of audio plugins.

If our existing library of algorithms doesn't do it for you, you can even create your own, for truly unbounded creative freedom. And you can use any one of more than two hundred patches from our library as a starting point. Patches can be authored in Max Gen, Pure data, FAUST or C++, giving you an impressive range of powerful musical programming tools to choose from."

Wizard Minisynth Prototype

"The Magus' little brother is the Wizard. It runs the same patches and is also patchable as well as programmable. This means that you can change the signal flow on the fly and connect it to other kit. It is incredibly compact but still sports five assignable control knobs and four buttons, and a total of six patch points. Like the Magus it has both USB MIDI device and host connections so that you can plug your favourite controller straight in - be it keyboard, drum pads, sequencer, grid, or multidimensional controller. It makes an excellent stand-alone synth or effects unit and has huge integration capabilities."

Alchemist Microsynth Prototype

"The Alchemist is the baby of the family, but it packs a powerful punch. With four knobs, two trigger buttons, one mode button and trigger and CV inputs it amazingly still fits in your hand.

All three devices have a USB socket and can be powered by USB or by an external DC supply."

Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer With Volca Kick

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Lyra-8 is an eight voice synthesizer with touch control pads for each voice and complex FM routing options. It has a great sounding dual delay and distortion built in, which the synth runs through as well as being able to input external gear, like the Volca Kick in this video.

Available here:"

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

Sonic Scenarios: Synthesis Technology E352 Overview Pt.2

Published on Apr 4, 2018 CTRL MOD

"Pt.2 of 2: Introduction and Overview of the Synthesis Technology E352 Cloud Terrarium.

For more info on the E352 visit our site 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."

YMO-1000knives(cover) with the DSI Sequential Prophet-6

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Tosh Ara

Covering 1000knives from "BGM" of Yellow Magic Orchestra"

VGM #135: UNATCO Theme (Deus Ex) Synth Cover

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Ace Waters

"Got a request to cover some Deus Ex music. I really want to cover some more classic PC game music soon."

Low Scroll Again

Published on Apr 4, 2018 mmurmoons

"etude for makenoise sharedsystem, with telharmonic and 0coast

[live percussion samples played on morphagene]
[bass by the 0coast]"

Spirits Of The Temple Electric - Rabbit Test

Published on Apr 4, 2018 John L Rice

"I almost didn't add this one to my Spirits Of The Temple Electric series since it was only a test but, close enough? It's got a crazy rabbit at least! ;-)

Gear before the oscilloscope:
Roland A-88 MIDI controller
Synth Tech MOTM-650 MIDI to CV
2 x Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCOs
4 x Happy Nerding FM AIDs
1 x Moon Modular 569 sequencer
1 x Krisp1 OCTO
2 x Moon Modular 526 mixers
2 x Synth Tech MOTM-800 EGs
1 x Synth Tech MOTM-190 VCA

Additional gear:
Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals
Roland RSP-550 rack effects
Mellotron Micro
Allen & Heath MixWizard 20S

Canon C100 MkI camera
Xeen 24mm lens
Atomos Ninja Blade recorder
Sony Vegas Pro 13"

Endorphines Shuttle Double Gating

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been having fun "double gating" the Endorphines Shuttle Filter. Here is my walk through. Enjoy!"

Bastl 60Knobs Setup Example w/ iPad, KeyStep & Modular Synth #TTNM

Published on Apr 4, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

Follow-up to Why I like the 60Knobs Controller! #TTNM

"Here's how I've got my Bastl Instruments 60 Knobs controller set up in my music studio :) MORE INFO BELOW!!!


Synth T-Shirts:


60Knobs website:

Connections in this video:
KeyStep MIDI OUT --- 60Knobs MIDI IN
60Knobs MIDI OUT --- MIDI/Audio to USB Interface
Interface --- Apple USB Camera Connection Kit
CCK --- iPad

The 60Knobs merges the MIDI data form the KeyStep with its own and sends everything to the iPad's AUM app via the MIDI-to-USB interface.

If your interface also does audio-to-USB, like my Zoom U-24, then you can also feed audio in and out of the iPad, mixing it with effects and virtual instruments.

Apps used in this video:
- Kymatica AUM
- BeepStreet Sunrizer
- Holderness Madia Crystalline
- Bram Bos Kosmonaut"

U-he REPRO-5 Synthesizer Plugin Review & Sound Demo - Best Prophet 5 Emulation?

Published on Apr 4, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Just before end of 2017, U-he launched Repro-5, a new promising Prophet 5 Synthesizer emulation. In this review, I will give you my verdict on this new U-he release and answer question: is this the best Prophet-5 emulation!

Support SYNTH NEWS over Patreon and get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Jim's Memorymoog Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Apr 4, 2018 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is a video I made for the owner of this Memorymoog but all are free to watch.

This unit was very sick when it came into my shop but it now has a full bill of health.

Repalced all common failure components as well as upgraded circuits and replaced calibration trimmers for a much more accurate calibration."

RETRO (Roland AIRA TR-8S Boutique SH-01A & TB-03)

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Calle Nilsson

"Using the TR-626 sounds. SH-01A and TB-03 are playing the bass lines."

YOU’RE HIT (Roland AIRA TR-8S & Boutique SH-01A

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Calle Nilsson

"An EBM/Industrial track."

Korg PS-3100

via this auction

via the seller: "This synth sounds like it's been just out of the factory! Everything has been calibrated, tested and cleaned. I personally used it for a couple of months, so you can be sure that everything is working flawlessly. I decided to include in this auction 8 octave divider chips (5824) because it's the only rare chips that has been used in this synth. All other components are easily found today, so this PS-3100 will last a long long time!"

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

"The top of the line pro CZ synth. The CZ-1features 16 voices, Velocity and Aftertouch Keyboard, Backlit Display, Stereo Chorus and Metal Case."

Future Retro Mobius Sequencer

via this auction

Strange Envelopes: Pitch Envelopes for Slurs and Glissandi

Published on Apr 4, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Allen Strange wrote the book on modular synthesizers in the 1970s. Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls. Unfortunately since the expanded 1982 edition, it has never been reprinted, and in today’s landscape where more people have access to modular synths than ever before, very few have access to the knowledge contained within. This video series will explore patches both basic and advanced from Strange’s text. Even the simplest patches here yield kernels of knowledge that can be expanded upon in infinite ways. I have been heavily influenced by Strange since long before I became a modular synth educator. Please share this knowledge far and wide.

This video shows using envelopes for pitch rather than amplitude, using the "keyboard" of Pressure Points for amplitude instead: a reversal of the most typical patch. The result is variable-volume slurs, which can be changed to glissandi by patching a sample and hold in series."

All parts here.

Hardware vs Software Synth Showdown with Woody & Espen Craft

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Espen Kraft

"Woody from the excellent channel "Woody Piano Shack" has thrown down the gauntlet! He's challenged me to make an original piece of music using my old hardware synths from the 80s which he will then try to recreate using software and emulations. In the box.

As I gladly accept these kinds of challenges, I've cooked up a track I think he'll enjoy recreating.
You can too as I've included the live stems for the track here:

For my version I've used the following gear:

Yamaha RX11 - Drums
Roland D-550 - Pads
Roland Juno 2 - Synth Guitar
Roland JX-8P - Poly synth
Roland Juno 6 - Bass (sampled in S-10 for MIDI sequencing)
Yamaha DX7 - Fairlight Flutes and Italo Poly synth
Yamaha TX802 - PPG Digital Guitar Bells
Elka EK22 - Synth bells

I play live on top of the sequenced synths controlled by the Roland MC50 sequencer."


Espen Kraft hardware vs software SYNTH SHOWDOWN!

Published on Apr 14, 2018 Woody Piano Shack

"Here's the result of the hardware versus software synthesizer showdown! in this video I'll share the track created using just free software VST plugins and Reaper DAW.

To recap, Espen Kraft composed and created a track on his vintage hardware synthesizers and drum machines .The challenge was for me to re-create it using just software."

Turing-A-Ding-Dong (modular synth jam)

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Little Bitchard

"Got myself a Turing Machine mk2 with Volts & Pulses expanders a good while back, so here's a long overdue test drive. Also I need to clear the patch and am (once again) saving it this way ;)

The audio on this video is slightly late compared to video and you can see the amount of offset when I patch in the hihats at around 45s (the bright yellow module with blue knob). For some reason my camera rig (iPhone 5) made a mess of the audio and I had to correct it afterwards. Can't be bothered to fix it better, sorry!

Gear-wise it's Turing Machine mk2 & Flame Clockwork running the show, triggering percussion, chord and envelope generators. Few of the trigger outputs are combined through Doepfer A166 logic module eg. to have "relaxed" and "intense" variations for the kick drum.

Percussion sounds are from my modified DSPSynth Drum8 (custom diy Linn Drum soundset), bass from TTSH with melody "sequenced" from Xaoc Batumi (= square wave ;), chords from Qu-Bit Chord with melody sequenced from Volts and quantized with Penrose Quantizer.

Chord audio is split parallel to lowpass filter and spring reverb of TTSH and to lowpass filter (Dtech VCF) and delay effect on iPad (Master FX app). TTSH spring reverb is chained to mono, with left channel feeding to hipass filter (BF22) feeding right channel to bandpass filter (Polivoks VCF 2).

Uhh I guess that covers most of it. Using some CV mixers, attenuators and VCAs of course.

Check out my diy eurorack modules at"

Folktek Conduit

Published on Apr 4, 2018 PaulLawlerMusic

"Early experiment with the Folktek Conduit using a self resonating SMR as the audio source. Additional modulation from Pressure Points, and Clouds. Once I get hold of the Folktek Resist module I should be able to achieve much better results."

Trio of Erica Wavetable VCOs

Published on Apr 4, 2018 Distortion Productions

App Sound Logic Pro X: Big Dream Synths

Published on Apr 4, 2018 APP SOUND

"Big Dream Synths is a collection of 80 channel strips (instruments) for Apple Logic Pro X. Please enjoy the new filter types of Retro Synth, new Custom Wavetables and the reverb plug-in Chroma. You need Logic Pro 10.4 or newer.

More infos:"

Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982) one synth and five sounds demo track

Published on Apr 4, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Typical 80s synth track. I used the TR-808 trigger out for trigger the Juno-60 internal arpeggiator and play the keys by hand.

The Juno-60 ist my favorite analog synthesizer together with the Oberheim OB-X and the Sequential Pro-One. My desert island combo. ;)

all sounds: Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay"

REVIEW of Modal CraftRhythm by BoBeats

Published on Apr 4, 2018 BoBeats

"This is my in-depth review of the CraftRhythm from Modal. It is a portable, in-expensive, drum machine and sample player. I go over what it is, who it is for, how to operate it as well as show you some basic techniques."

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