MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fluorescent Green and Fluorescent Pink Roland SH-101s

Green via this auction

"It is a special coloring model of Roland SH-101 born by collaboration of Japanese music instrument professional shop and GHOST IN MPC. This special color of fluorescent green definitely fascinates users. Although it is a second-hand repaint model, the inside is also thoroughly maintained. It is only one custom model in the world!"

Pink via this auction

"This special color of fluorescent pink definitely fascinates users. Although it is a second-hand repaint model, the inside is also thoroughly maintained. It is only one custom model in the world!"

Rainwire [Processed] install test University of Hull

Published on Apr 12, 2018 noyzelab

"A quick iphone recording during the final testing stages of my commissioned Rainwire [Processed] installation at University of Hull, UK for Sound + Environment 2017 Conference.

The installation featured live unattended processing by the EMS VCS3 MKII, and multi-channel speaker setup using a range of combo stage amplifier/speakers. Each speaker was driven by different recordings made during my residency at EMS on Buchla and Serge modular synths + Roberta Settels diode transformer ring modulator, and using Richard D James Fairlight CMI Series 1.

I had a great time putting this installation together, and it was even visited by EMS founder Peter Zinovieff!!

Recorded June 2017 at Middleton Hall during my Regional Arts Fellowship. This Regional Arts Fellowship is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

More details on the Rainwire project can be found here:

Thanks to:

Rob Mackay, and all the techs at University of Hull for assisting and making this happen!
Absolutely everybody at EMS!!
Richard D James for use of the Fairlight CMI Series 1 during my mentorship.
Sarah Last at The Wired Lab :"

Update via Noyzelab:

"Pic of Peter Zinovieff when he visited the installation. Also in the pic on the right is Ben Poulton of Zoviet France"

IOTINE CORE 4 with mc-505 drums

Published on Apr 12, 2018 NIIO analog


Published on Apr 12, 2018 ludotex

"Mutable Instruments Marbles. Super fun and inspiring!
A few patches ranging from rhythms, weird stuff, goa, ambient."

Vintage Siel DK-600 Synthesizer

via this auction

Macumbista Benjolin Butterfly V2 Desktop Synth

via this auction

Ghostradioshow "A tiny tonic groove" [PO-32 tonic]

Published on Apr 12, 2018 ghostradioshow

"Teenage engineering PO-32 tonis is a 4-voice drum synthesizer...

Enjoy "3")"

Perfect Circuit Systems: West Coast Series

Published on Apr 12, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Perfect Circuit's West Coast series is a family of Eurorack systems curated to embrace the colorful and quirky methods of West Coast synthesis originally pioneered by Don Buchla and Serge Tcherepnin.

Featuring five systems at a variety of price points, the West Coast Series is our gesture toward any musician drawn to modular synthesizers by the marimba-like sweeps of Morton Subtonick, the dense textures of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, the sweeping gestures of Bob Ostertag, and beyond.

Check out the link below for more information, and keep your eyes peeled for more from Perfect Circuit Systems next week:"

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

Wirehead - Mulu

Published on Apr 12, 2018 Michael Elzer

"This is my first video on YouTube end even my first try to add pictures to one of my last songs called Mulu. Maybe a bit pointless, but atmospheric. Have fun!

Used Equipment:

Nord Lead 4 (Pads)
DSI REV2 („granular“ Pads and metallic Sequencing theme )
MOOG Sub37 (Saw Bass)
ELEKTRON Analog Four Mk II (moving Sequence)

NI Maschine Mk III (Main Beats and Fuzz-Synth)
Vermona DRM1 (additionals Percussion)

DAW: Ableton Live

More music at

Free Stock Footage from"


Published on Apr 12, 2018 thenoiztemple

Eowave Ribbon 2
Din Datin Dudero
Tocante Zenert
Tocante Karper
IGM Keyboard
Landscape Stereo Field x 2
SOMA Lyra-8
Eventide SPACE

- for more noiz:

Atomosynth Mochika XL

via this auction

"Fairly rare boutique analog synthesizer with a Vactrol filter. it gets extremely aggressive and down-right dirty & nasty. it has a nice squelch to it too so it's perfect for acid music, hardcore, industrial. It's a single oscillator monosynth with a built in 8-step analog sequencer & is MIDI controlable.

In perfect condition cosmetically. Functionally the Noise section does not work but everything else is 100% functional. So basically it looks great and works great other than the white noise knob."

Roland SH-101 Vintage Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser

via this auction

OMF-1(Oakley Moog Filter) Mode Machines filtering Arturia Modular V3

Published on Apr 12, 2018 Dziam Bass


Published on Apr 12, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"THE SAFETY VALVE a eurorack vacuum tube / valve distortion module

For my first video on building the strip board version of the safety valve for my modular here, with layout schematic and all that! :- [posted here]

For the GMSN panel and pcb! check here :-
check out the other module kits they have too!"

New Roland Malekko System 500 System & Modules Leaked

555 LAG/S&H
505 VCF
531 MIX

You can compare them to the original Roland System 500 modules by Malekko here.

Spotted these on

Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) Prophet 12 Module - Review/Walkthrough/Tutorial

Published on Mar 19, 2018 Snug Recording Co

"A look through the main features of the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Synthesizer Module. Let us know what you think!

We're just starting out creating some video content so apologies for the camera focus being a little out, we'll have that sorted for the next video - it's all a learning curve, huh?"

TR808 + Prophet12

Published on Apr 12, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just a quick jam I did wasting the afternoon away..."

Signals 2018 Synth Meet This Sunday in Seattle

"Patchwerks Presents:
Signals 2018

April 15, 2018
1-6 PM
Melrose Market Studios

Join us Sunday April 15, 2018 from 1-6 PM at Melrose Market Studios for an afternoon of exploration and networking with fellow synthesizer enthusiasts! Try out some vintage gear, check out the latest products from Korg, Roland, and others, and share ideas and techniques for creating exciting new sounds. We will have a large space for tables and exciting product demonstrations for this event, so feel free to reserve a table if you would like to bring some gear to demo. Everyone is welcome!

For those of you bringing gear, feel free to arrive between noon and 1 PM for setup. Headphones or a small set of speakers are recommended. Also we will provide a single power source for your setup but it would be great if everyone could bring their own power strip. We will have someone at the front door to check you in. Click this link and enter your information to reserve your table!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event!"

MESSE 2018: Zoom Arq AR-48 - The Little Brother Of The Original Arq

Published on Apr 12, 2018 sonicstate

Note the ring can be separated like a tambourine. See the video of it stand alone below.

The AR-48 was actually first featured here, back in November.

Some additional info and videos from Zoom:

The Zoom ARQ AR-48 from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Song & MIDI Mode from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Building a Sequence from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Audio Capture from Zoom on Vimeo.

The Zoom ARQ AR-48: Accelerometer from Zoom on Vimeo.

"The Base Station is the control center of the AR-48. Let's explore how it works:

Sound ( 1 )
The Sound section features 460 customizable instrument sounds and a synthesizer with three sub-oscillators. Sound parameters can be changed instantly and are easily visible on the section’s dedicated LCD screen.

Sequence ( 2 )
In the Sequence section, you can access and edit Songs or Pattern sequences, as well as save up to 384 patterns and 99 songs. Using the backlit LED buttons on the built-in 32-step loop sequencer, you can create musical patterns in real-time or add Swing or Tempo to any sequence of your choice.

Effect ( 3 )
The Effects section offers 16 Master Effects, including reverb, high- and low-pass filters, delay, bit crush, and more. Use them during song and pattern playback, in the studio, or during live performances.

Rec/Play ( 4 )
Record and save your music in seconds in the Rec/Play section. You can also use audio capture mode, record motion sequences, and save your work automatically.

Get Into The Ring

The AR-48’s Ring Controller lets your personality shine through. Have a look at its features:

16 Programmable Pads
The ARQ features 16 pressure-sensitive pads with programmable LEDs that allow you to play instrument sounds, trigger samples, and record sequences.

3-Axis Accelerometer
With the 3-axis accelerometer, you can use movement to trigger effects like delay and reverb. Each axis can be assigned to adjust any of your chosen effects parameters.

Easy Controls
Dedicated buttons let you play/pause tracks, solo and mute sections, as well as split, arpeggiate, and change effects. You can also switch between PAD and SCALE layout using the Ring’s dedicated buttons. The Grip Mode button prevents you from accidentally triggering pads when you pick up the Ring.

Optional Bluetooth Adapter
An optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter lets you use the Ring Controller wirelessly during live performances."

Moog Recording Library - Limited Edition Vinyl Releases

via Moog Music


Moog Recordings Library is a new record label established in the UK specifically to release limited editions of recorded works, sessions, concerts, and audio experiments utilizing The Moog Sound Lab UK.

Moog Recordings Library launches with three separate vinyl releases from The Grid, Mika Vainio and Hieroglyphic Being, for release in 2018. You can listen to excerpts from the recordings here. [above]

Pre-Order Here.

Learn More About The Moog Recordings Library."

Yves Big City - Street Dreams - Novation Circuit Pack

Yves Big City - Street Dreams - Novation Circuit Pack from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"The fourth pack from the prolific Yves Big City is the Hip-Hop inspired, Street Dreams!

Consisting of 64 innovative Hip-Hop and Trap Patch presets along with 64 samples to allow you to explore the G-Funk style.

Also includes 16 Beat Sessions and 16 Demo Sessions.

Includes Scratch samples and a homage to the infamous Moog Bass with Glide and LFO functions.

This is not a test, it's time to come out and play...


MIDISynth Circuit Android Edition

Available here (you can find the iOS versions here)

"MIDISynth Circuit Android Edition - V1.2.9
Android Marshmallow(6.0) or later required - Introductory Pricing Until 22/04/18
Edit Synths 1 & 2, Drums, and Sessions
Store and retrieve patches and patch banks compatible with Novation Components
Upload session and sample banks created with Novation Components
Randomisation of all/selected controls via 3 different modes (optional)
Morphing between 2 different patches (optional)
Performance features with 4 XY pads, 16 user-assignable controls, mixer view (optional)"

Fooling around on Yamaha Reface CS

Published on Apr 12, 2018 Dorian Concept

"more 'lap-synthesizer' exploration ...
love messing with the built-in phrase looper, ..."


Lap synths. ;)

MESSE 2018: Sample Robot For Yamaha Montage Synthesizer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Apr 12, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At Musikmesse 2018, Christian presented the native macOS version of the special edition of Sample Robot for the Yamaha Montage Synthesizer. It's a free software that allows you import very easy samples in the Montage Synth.

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

Mini Oramics at Camden Arts Centre (Highlights)

Mini Oramics at Camden Arts Centre (Highlights) from Tom Richards on Vimeo.

"Excerpts from performances and works by Sarah Angliss, James Bulley, Shiva Feshareki and Tom Richards. Performances were the culmination of a month long composition residency at Camden Arts Centre."

See the Oramics label below for more.


TIPTOP BASS PATCH from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Heavily modulated bass patch using one Z3000 oscillator with other two cross modulating each other and the filter parameters. The final output is processed with a Fold Processor and filtered with Z2040 low pass filter and a VCA on the output. A couple of Z4000s are modulating the filter frequency and the VCA. Z8000 is used to sequence the main oscillator's shape and a parameter on the Z-DSP as well as the main oscillator's pitch. Quantized and manually transposed by QuantiZer. Triggers by the Trigger Riot and Circadian Rhythms. Effects, as usual, are Z-DSP based."

Original Moog Minimoog Model D SN 6430

via this auction

"Here is an Original Moog Minimoog model D synth in great shape. Serial number 6430. Original owner, recently professionally serviced. Works and sounds awesome!"

Noise Engineering Clep Diaz - Module Demo Applications Video

Published on Apr 11, 2018 Frequency Fodder

"This video demonstrates several possible applications for CLEP DIAZ - the stepped control voltage and LFO generator by Noise Engineering.

The mighty little 4hp CLEP DIAZ is useful for standard and edge cases alike."

OP-1 / "Cow" Effect Madness / Teenage Engineering synthesizer jam

Published on Apr 11, 2018 Roxton Fone

"The track is made up of three, 2-bars sections: Chorus, Verse and Lead-up verse. All parts were pre-recorded. In the video, I'm playing with the "Cow" effect, specifically the frequency (Blue Knob), as I move between the three sections. The Cow FX is applied to the verse and Lead-up verse, and shut off during the Chorus.

Gear: Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer."

Synthblocks-Analogue Solutions Treadstone patch with Dr.Strangelove & Mr.Hyde

Published on Apr 12, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi guys. today I recorded Patch with SynthBlocks series from Analogue Solutions UK Ltd . Treadstone is a small compact full synthesizer combined with Dr.Strangelove (ringmod + echo) and Mr.Hyde (Multimode analog filter) gives many possibilities for this series of synthblocks to be combined with a modular synthesizer.
really love this sound.🙃🙃"


Published on Apr 12, 2018 HardtekStudios

"Time to get some extreme setting going! Mainly just for fun. Start the Akai Tom Cat with a BPM of 300, then it is run into the Korg TP-2 Tube Pre and Optical Compressor. The tube gain is set pretty high and the Optical Compression is also smashing the signal. From that you get a very warm & crunchy signal with plenty of sizzle. SiiiiiizizzzzziziziiiziizzzzzzzZZiiziizzzzzz."

Arturia MiniBrute 2 - Exploring the Cook Book - Midiverse - TV

Published on Apr 12, 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. In this video we'll check out the included preset "cook book" and listen to some of the patches. Let's check it out.."

Introducing the Nord Piano 4 with Sample Synth Section

Published on Apr 11, 2018 NordKeyboards

"The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel."

Two videos from the Musikemesse

MESSE 2018: Nord Piano 4 - First Look Published on Apr 12, 2018 sonicstate
Clavia Nord Piano 4 Published on Apr 12, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"The fourth generation of our award-winning Piano series combines greatly expanded voice polyphony, a premium Triple Sensor keybed and our acclaimed Virtual Hammer Action Technology for the ultimate piano experience.

The Nord Piano 4 also includes brilliant new performance features like Seamless Transitions, dedicated Piano Filters and Split Point Crossfades delivering a live focused keyboard with exceptional piano feel.

Seamless transitions
The Nord Piano 4 features seamless transitions when changing sounds or programs while playing.

Layer and advanced Split functionality
The Nord Piano 4 has two sound sections that can be combined in a layer or split over the keyboard. It features 7 Split Points and the new Split Point Crossfade functionality, introduced in the Stage 3, for smooth transitions between the two split zones.

Refined Organize Mode
The new Organize mode includes Copy/Paste and Move functionality for quickly rearranging your Programs. All Programs, Pianos and Synth Samples can be easily navigated using the new List View offering alphabetical, numerical and category sorting options. An optional new Numeric Pad Mode gives you instant access to Programs by entering the Program number.

The updated Sample Synth Section features expanded memory for the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and vastly extended polyphony.

The Sample Synth Section contains a great selection of high quality sounds from the Nord Sample Library 3.0 including the exclusively licensed sounds of the legendary Mellotron and Chamberlin. All sounds can be quickly replaced using the Nord Sound Manager.

The Sample Synth is equipped with essential controls for attack, decay/release and dynamics (filter/velocity). A unique Nord feature allows you to create your own samples using the free Nord Sample Editor software for WIndows and Mac.

Sample Section Highlights
512 MB Memory (doubled from Piano 3) NEW
Greatly expanded Polyphony NEW
All sounds are replaceable

The Effect section features a great selection of instantly tweakable high quality stereo effects modelled after classic stomp boxes. All effects can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth section.

The Nord Piano 4 Effect section includes Tremolo, Phaser, Chorus, Pan, Wah, RM, Flanger, Vibe, EQ, Delay and Reverb with a new Bright Mode.

Nord Piano 4 features an 88-note Triple Sensor keybed (A-C) with grand weighted action.

The Nord Piano 4 is scheduled for shipping in Summer 2018 with pricing to be announced. Nord Piano 4 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB.

All specifications are subject to change without further notice"

Learning Octatrack THRU MACHINES

Published on Apr 12, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"It’s pretty easy to use Thru Machines on the Octatrack. In this video we’ll send a Roland MC-303 into the Octatrack and process it with the Octatracks’ FX."

Gotharman's PolySpaze - Sequencer SKIP function

Published on Apr 12, 2018 gotharman

Waldorf Blofeld melodic synth demo

Published on Apr 12, 2018 once upon a synth

"Musical demo of the Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer. I cycle through a few of my favorite patches (some I made, some stock) and improvise some melodies. The Blofeld is a digital synth that features many types of synthesis like virtual analog subtractive, FM, wavetable, sample and physical modeling. I focus more on relaxing smoother patches in this video with the occasional harsher sound thrown in for balance."


Published on Apr 12, 2018 TAKASHI WAKABAYASHI

#roland #sh32 #synthesizer #techno #Electronica #electronic #Ambient"

I was always tempted to pick one up for the looks alone.

East End Dubs’ custom studio is a cutting-edge synth paradise

Published on Apr 12, 2018 FACTmagazine

"A studio unlike any we’ve ever seen.

London-based techno producer East End Dubs popped up back in 2012 releasing deep house on Kote Records and hasn’t taken a breath since, self-releasing over a dozen EPs on his own East End Dubs Recordings label and curating the Eastenderz imprint while DJing all over the globe.

East End Dubs is also a serious hardware enthusiast. Back in 2015 he decided to remodel a room in his house and convert it into a proper studio complete with cutting-edge synths, modular gear and drum machines. He even dug two feet under the floor to create an air gap for optimum acoustics. Now that’s dedication."


P.S. Created a new Synth Studios label for these moving forward. I'll update previous post with the label as I see them. Until then you can check out the interview label and search on keywords like studio tour and so on.

Review: Arturia Minibrute 2S + Modular Synth Tips & Tricks

Published on Apr 12, 2018 inside synthesis

"The Minibrute 2S review. I concentrate on the mod sequencer and patchbay, and give some tips for making drums and two part sequences."

Nord Lead 4 Program Preset Part. 1

Published on Apr 11, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB


Nord Lead 4 Program preset Part. 2

Published on May 23, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Custom Synth Modifications by Turgay Cevikogullari


Studiologic Sledge
Yamaha CS30
Andromeda A6 (I believe the black overlay was designed by Thomas Heck - you can see some others in the archives)

Spotted these on where you'll find a few more.


Patch n Tweak

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