MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 06, 2018

New Lap Synths

I posted the following on Twitter and thought I'd capture them here as well.

"Huge thx to @Perfect_Circuit for scoring me a brand new @accessmusic Virus TI2! Fired it up for the first time last night. Blown away. Incredibly diverse. That's it on my lap with an @ArturiaOfficial KeyStep. :) Also with my new @dsiSequential OB-6! Two amazing synths!"

They both are truly amazing.  The OB-6 replaces my OB-Xa and in my opinion, it is just as warm and full sounding, more-so actually.  It's easy to get engulfed in the raw sound of it, and it can actually take a little work, or rather will power, to mellow it out like the OB-Xa.  The OB-Xa, an amazing synth in its own right, of course, is actually a very simple synth in architecture.  The OB-6 appears just as simple on the surface, but I'm finding it capable of so much more.  That said, it does lack the silkier 4-pole filter of the OB-Xa.  The 2-pole SEM based filter sizzles, but it can be tamed.

The Virus TI2, on the digital side of things, is an absolutely astounding sounding synth.  I was expecting it to have that typical sheen that colors many other VAs, but it doesn't - it sounds incredibly  direct and present. It has that certain clarity you typically only find in higher end synths.  I've always wanted one new but I kept holding out for the latest model. They are getting harder to find, so I figured it was now or never. I checked the shop sites on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH, and saw that Perfect Circuit Audio was the only ones that had them listed as available for order. I reached out to them and they ordered one directly from Access for me. It took a couple of months as they are on back order, but mine finally arrived! P.S. Huge thanks to Meryam and Brad at Perfect Circuit - they were great to deal with!

As you can see below, I also picked up a few other lap synths as well.  Why lap synths?  I've been finding I'm having less and less time to make it into the studio, so I'm spending more time with smaller synths on my lap.  :)

"Maps" cover, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Korg Minilogue + Korg Volca Sample Demo

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Maps with the Korg Minilogue and Korg Volca Sample to a Roland VS880 recorder to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer with gated reverb to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

54HP Episode 3: Incessant Noodler

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In episode 3 of 54HP we put together a generative ambient system called the “Incessant Noodler” which will just keep playing droney ambient music for as long as you let it. It has a few random voltage generators to create sequences and modulation, then a powerful quantizer with built in shift register will convert those random voltages into a scale. For generating sounds the Noodler has an analog and a digital VCO and envelope with built in VCA. To make everything sound more ambient there are two effects units with multiple types of delays and reverbs to create a wash of sounds from your generative sequence.

Let us know in the comments what type 54hp of case you want to see next.

Module List:

Make Noise Wogglebug
2HP Turing Machine
Toppobrillo Quantimator
Make Noise STO
Erica Synths Pico VCO
Erica Synths Pico Mod
Erica Synths Pico A Mix
Synthesis Technology E580
Erica Synths Pico DSP

Available here:"

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

Perfect Circuit Audio 54HP Episodes

Roland Jupiter-4

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Xa Keyboard Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

The Klirrfaktor: NOXIOUS

Published on Apr 6, 2018 TheKlirrfaktor

"A little Track with the new Noxious VCO by VULT.
All sounds come frome these VCOs."

Klangbau Köln Eurorack Modular Synth Jam #TTNM

Published on Apr 6, 2018

"Here's a jam using only Klangbau Cologne Eurorack modules ... well, and a Doepfer Mixer. MORE INFO BELOW!!!


T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Klangbau Köln website:

Audio gear used:
- Klangbau Köln Eurorack Modular Synth (with Logisitsche Gleichung, Rob Hordijk Benjolin, Twin Peak Filter, XR-VCO, State Q VCF, CV Processor, VC Trigger Delay, Digital Reverb, Envelope Generator, S&H Closed Loop, Ping-Pong Ring Mod etc.)
- Zoom R16 Audio Recorder

There are four "voices" in this patch, which I'm fading in and out (wit ha Doepfer mixer off screen):

1. Benjolin pulse 2 out into Twin Peak Filter, modulated by LogGl, EG and CV Prozessor
2. Benjolin PWM/audio output, with VCF modulated by Square LFO,
3. XR-VCO through State Q VCF, modulated by EG, S&H Closed Loop, LogGl, CV Prozessor, etc.
4. XR-VCO Sine plus Benjolin Triangle 2 output through Ring Mod, modulated by EG

... and the mix goes through the Klangbau Digital Reverb :)"

PATCH.CV - Dan Green - 4ms Company - “Pretty Things”

PATCH.CV - Dan Green - 4ms Company - "Pretty Things" from Patch: Controlling Voltage on Vimeo.

See this post for all videos in the PATCH.CV series.

Modular Synth Improvisation Live 041

Published on Apr 2, 2018

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

(Modular System

Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: Korg SQ1, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids
Synth2: Plaits
Bass2: Black Wavetable VCO
Bass3: Warps with Black Wavetable VCO
Noise1: One
Noise2: Owl Modular
Noise3: Manis Iteritas
Noise4: Wogglebug
Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: Evolution uc33e
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8

ARP Odyssey Bass Tutorial | MOOT POINTS

Published on Apr 6, 2018 mootbooxle

"Welcome to Episode 2 of Moot Points, a series of simple videos in which I explain how to do stuff. This week, I'm giving an overview of how I employ the ARP Odyssey synthesizer for all the bass lines in my band, the Marc Vee Band. I hope you enjoy this tutorial...let me know if you like this type of content and would like more of it!"


via this auction

"Also branded as 'Formanta Uds' it is a powerfull 7 channel analog drum synthesizer, produced by the same FORMANTA factory in Kachkanar city where famous Polivoks synths were manufactured in eighties. It has 5 identical channels (which can be used & edited freely) for BASS DRUM, HIGH TOM, MIDDLE TOM, LOW TOM, SNARE and two channels for Hi-hats and Cymbals. In every channel you can change: trigger signal sensitivity, base tone pitch, pitch envelope time, amount of pitch modulation, noise/tone ballance, filter's cutoff for noise, accent amount, channel's volume. The synth has also built-in beatbox with 16 patterns. The beatbox and the synthesizer are independent modules so they can work at the same time freely. And you can tweak the generators of the beatbox patterns. Full freedom. You can switch every synthesis channel to its preset sound or switch it in "synthesis" mode and then control channel's parameters by 8 knobs. Each channel has trigger Input on a standart 1/4 mono Jack for pads (not included) and two additional Inputs for pedals (not included). It can be triggered from any other drum pads like classic Simmons or modern Roland\Yamaha or any audio source - Line Outs of the drum machine or soundcard etc. The synth has two parallel mono Outs (1/4 Jack and 5Din) and two parallel stereo Outs (left-right on 1/4 Jacks and 5Din). This is an armoured antitank piece of gear and the sound it produces is very unique!"

Alesis Andromeda A6 polyphonic analogue synthesizer SN (21)A10806045700932 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Made in Taiwan according to the box. Never knew that. Via the seller: "The synth has suffered a few minor cosmetic blemishes over the years as is identified in the close up pictures provided. It is due for a new battery at the end of 2019. The pots were recently cleaned. I am a non smoker."


via this auction

Custom case with handle?

"Super-rare vintage ARP 2600 Semi-Modular Analogue SynthesiSer with matching serial Duo-phonic 3620 silver livery."

ARP 2600 & 3620 KEYBOARD, Pro-Serviced Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

"Stunning original condition and superb working order. Recent deep overhaul by an Arp specialist in the USA with 30 years experience. Complete with 3620 keyboard, portamento pedal, patch cables and a full complement of original accessories and manuals. See below for full details.

It's a model 2600P with a serial starting 26xxx which dates it to late 1971 or early '72. This model ARP has the most desired MOOG ladder style Copper clad 4012 filter.

Complete professional service completed in February 2018 by US Arp specialist. Checked over by our resident synth expert - it is in superb working order. Ready for the next 45 years of spectacular sound and music creation.

CONDITION: The front panel, controls and keyboard are all superb and undoubtedly in exceptional original condition for a 2600 of this age. The keys of the 3620 keyboard are showing some age in terms of fine scratches and scuffs but overall this is also is excellent condition. The tolex has some wear and scuffs - mostly on the edges - but nothing serious. Overall this is an outstanding example of an exceptional instrument - the best we've seen.

ARP 2600 Owners Manual w/ Custom Leather Cover

via this auction

That's some fancy-schmancy synth bling right there. Super nice actually. From the the seller:

"Greetings! i am a leather worker, i made a custom leather cover for my service manual and posted it on my instagram @obsidianmonarch and i received many inquires and orders for them, thought i would offer them to the Ebay community as well as i know not everyone has an Instagram account. anyway, each one is custom made, please allow 2 weeks. my auction includes the hand tooled custom leather cover AND a photocopied (front and back) spiral bound version of the original owners manual. I will soon also have the VERY rare book of patches by mary snow but for now just the manuals. if you already have a spiral bound manual i can send you only the cover but hit me up via instagram if you want to arrange that. i can make them for any Arp synth. i also can make them for Moog synth manuals with the Moog logo embossed into the cover. i dont have any Moog manuals though, will have to be a spiral bound version to work. anyway, alot of time and love goes into these and no one else makes them. they keep your manual safe and sound and add alot of class to your Arp bundle for your keeping OR reselling your Arp with this manual in the package. Thanks for looking synth fans! have a great day)))"

XOXBOX ( X0XB0X ) Andy Pledger Build TB 303 Clone

via this auction

"This is a XOXBOX built to the highest specs by Andy Pledger, who also uses his own cases, switches and buttons for a high quality end product. It is as good an example as you will find, and has just been serviced and cleaned by Andy, and is in pretty much as new condition. This one is in the metallic blue finish with blue l.e.d's."

Tecbug Original Clone of Coron DS8 Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"Tecbug Original Clone of Coron DS8 Drum Synthesizer Anlogue Handmade in UK MINT

- super rare
- fully analogue
- works with batteries
- wooden frame
- fully workiing
- one year warranty
- worldwide shipping

Quirky Coron DS8 clone made by Tecbug. Works great with a sequencer such as Korg SQ1 or beatstep etc.
Can be played as a synth via the CV and gate inputs.
Has a pulse generator with variable rate to auto-trigger the drum.

9v Battery operation only."

Waldorf NW1 Eurorack Synth Module in Single Red Orange Case w/ Handle

via this auction

Note the case is listed separately here: "This module is as a wavetable synth, and it lets you record in audio and use that as your wavetable, which is amazing. Matching red case also for sale! (See other listing)"

Vermona mono Lancet 15- SchwerkraftMaschine -Tegeler Audio Manufaktur in Vari Tube Compression

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Dziam Bass

"The spring has come and with her came the warmth..!!!
Vermona mono Lancet 15 processing on SchwerkraftMaschine from Tegeler Audio Manufaktur in Vari Tube Compression. It becomes really thick and after switching on the bypass is missing a characteristic warm but Mono Lancet still remains a great synth.
I recommend to anyone who is looking for a very hot compressor. has 11 mode and can be used in any situation, tracks, groups or bus master.."

Korg 01/W Demo sequence (1991) - Don Muro

Published on Apr 6, 2018 jd wall

Kicker (:51);
Serenade 1(1:49);
Serenade 2 (2:22);
Sloppy Joe (3:07);
The Call (3:59);
Miles Away (4:51);
Finale (6:02).


Published on Apr 6, 2018 Oxix52

"The focus is on the 252e. It is controlling a 259e, 266e, 281e, and 292e. All pulse and CV rings are randomly filled. The rings are randomly chosen. At first, the 252e rings are synchronizing on 1. About halfway through, they are switched to synchronize on cycle."

Koma Komplex Skip Step Demo II (a different setting)

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Martin Doudoroff

"At the risk of redundancy and confusion, here’s a different experiment using the skip step jack to advance the phasing between two simple sequences. In this version, the first Mode setting on sequencer B is enabled so that phasing advances are not temporary—this is a more typical phasing arrangement than in the previous demo. (I got confused by the documentation, which gets the settings backwards.)

Sequencers A and B are connected to basic VCO/VCF voices; this time, I’m lazily using Sequencer C for a simple bass line (gate only—pitch is recycled from Sequencer A). Everything is clocked by a Gatestorm. The Gatestorm is also generating the gate to trigger the skip step."

Erase Me - Limbo (Riamiwo Remix) Traum V220 Studio-Livesession (Riamiwo StudioVlog 83)

Published on Apr 6, 2018 riamiwovideos

"Here's my remix of the wonderfull track Limbo by Erase Me.
It's part of the EP "Pharos" by Erase Me (Traum V220) and incl. also remixes by Olga Wojciechowska, Joelle, Hassan Abou Alam (Official Music Page) and De Kraken.

Get your copy...

Release Date 06. April 2018
See more at Traum Schallplatten webpage

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Dreadbox Hades Modular
Moog Sub37
Roland SH-01a
Roland TR-08
Roland TR-09
Roland TB-03
Roland JP-08
Eowave Modularsynth-Case with modules by Dreadbox, Doepfer, Erica Synths and Bastl.

Filmed with:
Sony a6300
Sony Nex 5t
Sony Nex 3
Panasonic 757"

MiniBrute 2 Ecosystem: Real-time Performance by Maxime Dangles

Published on Apr 6, 2018

"See and hear the complete range in this video featuring French artist and modular expert Maxime Dangles. This performance will give you an idea of the creative freedom and performance potential of MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S associated with two RackBrute 3U and 6U packed with exciting Eurorack modules."

And the official press release on the "ecosystem" followed by a tutorial video:

"From their headquarters in the French Alps, hardware and software instrument creators Arturia have announced the worldwide arrival and immediate availability of MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and RackBrute.

The exciting new range of hybrid analog modular synthesizers feature hugely powerful synth capabilities, addictive interfaces, performance controls, Eurorack compatibility, and allow users to create an immersive, creative ecosystem that’s entirely unique to them.

Retailers and distributors around the world are now receiving the next generation of Arturia’s MiniBrute. Announced ahead of NAMM 2018, the new range was one of the highlights of the show, and has been well received by reviewers. Following glowing reviews from the likes of Sound On Sound, Sonic State, and Future Music, customers will now be able to get hands on with the instruments, try them out, and make them part of their musical setup.

' A lot of effort was put into this baby ” remarked Sebastien Rochard, Arturia’s lead product manager. “ The first reactions and reviews are astounding, and I can’t wait to see all the crazy stuff people will do once they have it in their hands! '

To coincide with the MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and RackBrute systems hitting stores around the world, Arturia have also launched a video tutorial series that will allow new users to quickly get up to speed with the instruments. The first episode, online now, covers the synthesis possibilities, and explains the common parameters shared by both MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S. Every feature is expertly covered by Sebastien Rochard, who was also a key player in the design and development of the MiniBrute 2 series.

MiniBrute 2 is a formidable analog synthesizer featuring a CV patchbay that lets you reshape and redesign its architecture, a luxurious 25-note keyboard, sequencer, arpeggiator, and Steiner-Parker filter for full creative control.

Geared toward the modern electronic musician, MiniBrute 2S features the same powerful analog synth engine as the MiniBrute 2, but replaces the keyboard with an advanced, triple-layered sequencer with performance pad interface.
The RackBrute 3U and 6U systems are affordable, adaptable Eurorack modular housing systems that can either be used in a standalone mode, or connected via the Arturia Link system to either the MiniBrute 2 or MiniBrute 2S to create an inspiring modular synth ecosystem."

miniBit Update v1.5 - 8-bit/Chiptune Demo (VST, AU, AAX)

Published on Apr 6, 2018 AudioThing

"Get it here:

miniBit is a 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer that emulates the sound of 80s game consoles and retrocomputers."

Also see AudioThing miniBit (Stepper Demo)

05-The Roland SH-101-Part 5-VCA and Envelope

Published on Apr 6, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the VCA and envelope present on the Roland SH-101."

All parts here.

New Erica Synths Black Code Source and Expander Eurorack Modules

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Black Code Source is unique design true stereo digital noise or dual random CV generator, using a complicated calculation of polynomials of various configurations. The module will fit ideally in percussion synthesis or random, self generation patches. The Code Source also can be used as an extreme effects unit to bitcrush and destroy sounds in radical ways.

Basically, you can consider it as a sample&hold noise generator, that is able to “rewind” or repeat incredibly long sequences of seemingly random levels. X, Y and S controls together provide over 4000 different dual CV sequences for every MODE switch position, that can be triggered via the S TRIG.

"Erica Synths Black Code Source Expander takes the Code Source to next level by adding autobend feature and more noise/CV modes. Autobend provides a useful attack envelope for the internal clock generator’s pitch and some outside CV control. This feature helps to quickly achieve authentic chip-tune percussion and oldschool electronic game sounds.

NB! Use the ribbon cable supplied with the module to connect the Expander to the Code Source! To connect the Expander you will need to remove the security jumper from the socket on the Code Source module. Pay close attention to the connector socket marking and do not mix it up with the PSU connector! The Code Source Expander will work only with the Code Source module and is not intended to work as standalone module. Connecting PSU to the Expander will permanently damage it."

Robaux SWT16 Demos

Published on Apr 6, 2018 robaux

Robaux SWT16 using its trigger outputs with a mixer to play a tune.
Robaux SWT16 classic task: programming drums.
Robaux SWT16 triggers a chord sample and filter envelope
Robaux SWT16 triggers FX-Sounds

See this post for additional details on the Robaux SWT16.

Nord Lead A1- Playing 50 Custom Sounds

Published on Apr 6, 2018 chronosproject

"A1 - great,deep & massive synthesizer.
Close your eyes & you have real feeling that you playing real analog synthesier.

We prepare 50 great presets under the inspiration of "Bladerunner 2049" movie & music of Hanz Zimmer.

Really huge & powerfull strings & pads
Powerfull & analogish arpegios
Deep basses & leads
Moving Sequences.

For uploading presets you will need Nord Sound Manager.
Inside of archive - single presets & whole bank.

Created by LFO Store - Nick Klimenko & Andrey Ledenev.

Buy this sounds:"

Ensoniq Mirage - Neversend

Published on Apr 5, 2018 MIDERA

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