MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gieskes HSS3G synthesizer

via this auction

"Synth arduino build by Gieskes."

These are pretty rare as far as I am aware. Gieskes' work has been featured numerous times here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years, but the HSS3G has only been featured only once before now, and the HSS2G only three times. There was also an HSS2 and HSS2e. Click through the links for videos of each.

G-Minus: Teletype i2c Ecosystem

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Dudadius

"Practicing with some live performance ideas.

Monome Teletype is attached to Telex expanders, 2 Ansibles, and Orthogonal Devices ER-301. Kria is running on the Grid, and it is playing 3 voices of the E370 VCO into a Cwejman QMMF4. 4th voice is Atlantis. Varigate 8 is playing some drum modules, including a couple of Noise Engineering bits.

Arc is playing Levels, which is controlling some parameter associated with the Granular playback of a pad sound that I sample from the PPG Wave 2.2. It is triggered by a script running a Euclidean Rhythm that gets varied by one of the Telex parameter knobs.

I have a side-chain WMD compressor set up with submixing in a Mixup. Overseer filter at the end of the entire chain."

PPG Wave 2.2 to the left.

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer Rare Shadow Edition SN 831434045

via this auction

"Only 666 of this version were made. This unit has the original knobs which is uncommon for these synthesizers. There are some chips and scratches here and there and the Main Volume knob is a little looser than the others, which is why the price is a little lower than usual for these Shadow Editions, but still looks great."

Stargazer Extended Technique Chapter 1: Sticking Your Finger in the Electrical Socket

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Møffenzeef Mødular

You can find details on Møffenzeef Mødular Stargazer here.

IOTINE CORE 4 with Electribe #3

Part 3 added here.

Moogfest Releases Full Schedule & 1st Image of New Moog DIY Subharmonicon Synth

via Moogfest

"Moogfest 2018 is a fully immersive experience with over 150 artists, performances, workshops, keynotes and masterclasses.

The full lineup and schedule for Moogfest 2018 (May 17 - 20) is available now. Ticket holders for this year’s festival in Durham will get to begin reserving their workshop spaces as early as this Friday, so now is the perfect time to purchase your tickets to Moogfest 2018 and begin building your custom experience.

• Engineer and VIP passholders: Workshop sign up begins this Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) and ends April 23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). You will be able to sign up for two workshops per person.

Moseley Instruments Cosmopolitan Dual VCO (Eurorack modular synth jam)

Published on Apr 18, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Mosely Instruments 'Cosmopolitan' dual phase distortion oscillator for Eurorack modular. 3 simple live jam/performance recordings, no overdubbing.
Track one Intro is the Radio Music module through a Frequency Central phaser. Each of the two Cosmopolitan oscillators are controlled independently by a MIDI sequencer (Genome on iPad), Triangle Sine and Resonant Triangle wave shapes are modulated, as is the pitch of the latter. No filters are used on the Cosmopolitan, just some reverb. Video footage of San Francisco is part 3 of last year's USA tour video (more to follow).
Track 2 uses the Make Noise Pressure Points to control both oscillators, which are being processed by the AJH Ladder Filter (cutoff only, no resonance) and VCA. The latter two modules are modulated by the WMD/SSF Spectrum (LFO mode), Frequency Central Wave Runner LFO (sample & hold mode), System X envelope, and AJH Dual Contour Generator. Finally, analog delay is added to the output using the Synthrotek DLY.
Track 3 uses just a little bit of filtering from the AJH filter again (75% cutoff only) and the two Cosmopolitan voices are set up like a 2-voice polyphonic synth, with true polyphony of the two oscillators at 11:08 by use of the 2HP dual VCA (hear the overlapping notes). The melody is from my 'Beginnings' album on Bandcamp (see 'Communication').
My music can be purchased here:"

Dr.Strangelove (SynthBlocks) -Analogue Solutions Ring Modulator on Vocal demo

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.!!!
just recorded the Ring modulator - Dr.Strangelove from series SynthBlocks from Analogue Solutions on Vocal, it works great in experimental productions to distort the analog vocal and add to it a built-in echo. It leaves a great effect.😁🙃"

Weinglas playing a Buchla Easel Live at the Todd Barton Workshop Berlin

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Wein Glas

"I had the chance to play with my Buchla Easel at the Todd Barton Workshop at Spektrum, Berlin. This piece was the introduction to a modular synth jam with Todd and some great Modular Synth players from Berlin.

Thanks for having me Todd. It was a pleasure!
Thanks to Darren Wiener for organizing this wonderful event!
And thanks to everyone who came to make music or to listen!"

ESK - Modular Spaghetti with Digitone

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Metunar

"I setup a modular case for synth sounds. It's usable as a 4 timbral monophonic midi synth. For a first test i made a jam with the Digitone.

Instruments used in this jam:
- Elektron Digitone
- Modular with Modules from Doepfer, MFB, Malekko, Vermona, Roland, Cwejman, Intellijel, Division6

Music and Video by Metunar

In the ESK (Experimental Sound Kitchen) Videos i plan to do demos, sound experiments, equipment reviews or other silly things."

Signals 2018 - Patchwerks Seattle Synth Meet Pics by Larry Kleinke aka Computer Controlled

Patchwerks Presents - Signals 2018.

Great set of pics by Larry Kleinke aka Computer Controlled. Mouse over and use the forward and backward arrows to flip through.

See the Patchwerks label below for more.

Blacet Research News: EG3870 Pre Release Ordering

Announced on the 5th, the EG3870 is now available for order.

via the Blacet newsletter:

"We call it a 'Time Event Modulator' because it has a lot of features to cv the envelope stages and three outputs to trigger other modules. Plus a 0 to 10 second Delay. And ..... four Leds (one is PINK, OMG!)

Save $30. (Short wait for front panels). $169 kit.

Check out the specs and front panel cad on our main page. Click the link to order or go direct to online order page."

MOLECULE - Creating Music in a World of Ice

Published on Feb 26, 2018 MOLECULE

"MOLECULE - Behind "-22.7°C"
"-22.7°C" - MOLECULE's new album :
Directed by Vincent Bonnemazou in collaboration with Jan Kounen & Molécule."

"For his latest albums, Molécule has not only explored the world of sound, but the sound of the world, creating music on the high seas aboard a trawler for "60°43' Nord", and on Greenland’s ice floes for "- 22.7°C"."

via Arturia where you'll find an interview with Molécule:



Meet Molécule, an experimental musician who pushes the boundaries of electronic music with a focus on live performance, and a love of extremes.

Using an original Music Easel in his creative setup, he recently authored the Molécule’s Signature sound bank for the Arturia Buchla Easel V, giving precious insight into this complex synth masterwork.

Hailing from Grenoble in the French Alps, also the home of synth-makers Arturia, Molécule now lives in Paris, where has bases himself between travelling to work on new projects and albums."

Mk1 Synthi A Test

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Shasta Cults

Factory (Poly Evolver)

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Hitoshi Koizumi

Poly Evolver Keyboard
Strymon Bigsky/Timeline/Mobius

Soviet Estradin 230 Demo

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Cyril Metodey

White panel on this one.

YAMAHA CS-30 - Ambient drone music soundscape【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Apr 18, 2018 synth4ever

"Yamaha CS-30 synthesizer demo -- playing ambient drone music soundscape on CS30 analog synth from Yamaha.

Yamaha CS 30 is a dual VCO/VCF/VCA monosynth + 8-step sequencer from the 1970s. It's great for textures, drones and "mad professor" sounds!

This Yamaha CS30 ambient drone music features audio-rate LFO modulations, melodic noodling and subtle reverb + delay effects."

Timbre FARM: Ring Modulation

Published on Apr 18, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Timbre FARM: Frequency, Amplitude, and Ring Modulation with Black and Gold Shared System Plus."

All parts here.

Mos-Lab 901 VCO's are Back

via Mos-Lab

"901 serie is reintroduced on Mos-lab catalogue for the Spring. And this time, circuitry is strictly identical to Moog schematic from 1969 (with RCA CA3019 diodes array for exponential generator, ........)"

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Snazzy FX Pedals are Back

"the snazzy fx pedals are getting rereleased.

the old supercool crazy psychedelic cult stompboxes.

designed by new york techno & abstract electronica artist dan snazelle

the Wow and Flutter 300 EUR + vat + shipping
tape glitch noise pedal

the Mini-ark pedal 350 EUR + vat + shipping
guitar-synth (not only for guitarplayers)

and the supercrazy Tracer City 390 EUR + vat + shipping
analog modulation pedal

release-date: 25/4/2018

the rerelease is manufactured by rigabased company "erica synths" in cooperation with snazzy fx.

all 3 pedals are for synthplayers, guitar- & bassplayers, experimental musicians, souddesigners, beatprogrammers for studio and on-stage use."

Polypumpkins - Mystic Civilization (Novation Peak ONLY) Synthy Ambient Chillout

Published on Apr 3, 2018 Polypumpkins

"Entire track including drums were made by Novation Peak only. Edited with Ableton Live. Track for a mysterious future civilization which is not even born yet.

This awesome comp art was made by BoldCat @ Deviant Art .

►► Bandcamp ◄◄"

Polypumpkins - System-100M SEQ (Novation Peak) Synthy Stuff

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Polypumpkins

"Sequenced by SQ-1 & SQ-10 ."

Polypumpkins - Midnight Tweaks (Dave Smith Instruments Evolver)

Published on Sep 10, 2017 Polypumpkins

"Messing with a patch ."

Korg MS-20 ✘ MS-10 cross-patched - Ambient Experimental

Published on Sep 13, 2017 Polypumpkins

Don't miss the final track further below.

Polypumpkins - Smooth Jam (Korg MS-20 x Ableton Live)

Published on Oct 7, 2016 Polypumpkins

"Backing Track: ."

Bluedee @ Polypumpkins - Deep Dive (Technics SY-1010 ONLY) Synthy Chillout

Published on Sep 1, 2017 Polypumpkins

"An outta space sound journey.
Entire track including drums are made by Technics SY-1010 only. Edited with Ableton Live. .

►► Bandcamp ◄◄"

Polypumpkins - Winter Pioni (Yamaha CS-10) Synthy Chillout

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Polypumpkins

"First collaborated electronic piece. Inspired by awesome original scoring & selected soundtracks from movie The Mission (鎗火) which was directed by Johnnie To back in 1999.

98% of sounds other than piano and drums were made by Yamaha CS-10. ."

Polypumpkins - Sunset in Burbank (Korg Radias) Synthy Chillout

Published on Mar 11, 2018 Polypumpkins

"Chilled track inspired after visiting Burbank & LA in California, especially those gorgeous sunsets.
98% of sounds were made by Korg Radias. My last track made with Radias before parting with it. .

►► Bandcamp ◄◄"

Polypumpkins - Disastrous Awakening (Roland Juno-106S x Korg Arp Odyssey) Synthwave Retrowave

Published on Jul 5, 2016 Polypumpkins


►► Bandcamp ◄◄

Polypumpkins - Dusty Dusk (Korg Arp Odyssey x Roland Juno-106S) Synthwave Retrowave

Published on Jul 5, 2016 Polypumpkins

Barton BMC034 VCF Demo

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Lower West Side Studio

"Quick demonstration of Barton Musical Circuit's BMC034 Switched Resistor VCF built in MU format by Lower West Side Studio."

MiniBrute 2 Ecosystem: Tutorials

Published on Apr 6, 2018 Arturia

"Learn how to use this groundbreaking new synth range with a new tutorial video series. In the first episode, Arturia's lead product manager and key MiniBrute 2 designer Seb Rochard explains and demonstrates the powerful analog synth engine found in MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S."

MiniBrute 2 Ecosystem Tutorials: Episode 01 - The Voice
MiniBrute 2 Ecosystem Tutorials: Episode 02 - The PatchBay

Roland JD800 90's Digital Programmable Synthesiser SN ZC30259

via this auction

"This unit has just come from a service and is working perfectly.

Service included:
All sliders cleaned and lubricated.
Tact switched replaced.
Deep clean.
New key bed which does not have the 'red sticky glue' issue."

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer + hardcase + cardridge + manuals SN 4314

via this auction

Modular Synth Improvisation Live 045

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

(Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids
Synth2: Plaits
Bass2: Disting Mk4
Bass3: Warps with QUADNIC
Guitar: Ableton
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
Camera: Sony a7RII (Batis85mmF1.8)

Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Compoostions by Jay Frederick

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Jay Frederick


1. MASQUERADE ★ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer ★ Elements, Rings, Plonk, Lo Fi Junkie
2. ORGONE PYRAMID ★ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer ★ Elements, Rings, Plonk, Lo Fi Junkie
3. SHADOWS ★ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer ★ Elements, Rings, Plonk, Lo Fi Junkie
4. STONES RIVER ★ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer ★ Elements, Rings, Plonk, Lo Fi Junkie
5. DARK FOREST ★ Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer ★ Doepfer A100

Patch notes:

Roland JX-3P / D-Tronics DT200 // SYNC

Published on Apr 18, 2018 se7ense7

"The LFO doesn't go into audio-rate so it's not very good for heavy modulation."

Blofeld comb filter sound design

Published on Apr 18, 2018 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial and explanation of how to use the comb filter on the Waldorf Blofeld to create effects like chorus and flanger but also use it to make plucked string and flute sounds using physical modeling. The comb filter is based on a delay line. You can change the delay time with the cutoff frequency knob and the feedback with the resonance knob."

On The Run - Patch on Kurzweil Pc3 - Pc3k - Forte Series ( Synthcloud Library )

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Synth Cloud

The percussion makes this one.


A very useful patch to recreate on your Kurzweil Pc3 the sound of "On the run", the song by Pink Floyd from 'The dark side of the moon' album.

Patched and performed by Michele Picaro"

CFM#082 [acid cat]

Published on Apr 18, 2018


soft: oxxxide's common FM synthesizer
platform: android

CFM for Android, not to be mixed with CFM eurorack.

WMD Fracture - Free Run and Oscillator Sync Demo

Published on Apr 18, 2018 WMDevices

"WMD Fracture is our second Eurorack Module aimed at creating percussion and drum sounds. However, it has a much wider range of sounds and uses than just snare, clap, and snaps for eurorack.

In this video, we explore the sounds created when using Fracture in it's free running oscillator mode as well as what it sounds like to sync it to another oscillator.

To enter free run oscillator mode, just put a static voltage above 2.3V (gate signal) into the INF input. The envelope will be disabled, and the module will run like an oscillator.

For the Sync Demo, we are running the Phase Displacement Oscillator (PDO MKii) into the Trig input on the Fracture. We have a sequence from Voltage block controlling the pitch of the PDO.

As there is so much sonic territory to explore with this module, we just kept the camera rolling.

*note* This is a stereo module but this demo was recorded using a mono interface so it is a monophonic recording. We'll post another demo of this use in stereo shortly.

00:18 - Free Run Oscillator Mode

01:50 - CV usage in this mode

04:15 - Oscillator Sync Mode"

WMD Fracture

Nord Modular vs. Octatrack generative madness

Published on Apr 18, 2018

Remember you can use the controls at the bottom of the player to jump around.

"DISCLAIMER: This video is intentionally more about long-form sound design and sample manipulation than lush melodic content.

I created a totally chaotic, generative Nord Modular G1 patch with a lot of cross-modulation and unorthodox synthesis/sequencing. It borders on noise, but there are some tonal elements as well. Basically some really good sampling material for the Octatrack.

I used several tracks on the OT to mangle various parts of the incoming audio, using both normal and one-shot trigs on a few track recorders. I've had the OT for over a year now and am still learning new things to do with it.. and still fumbling a bit, as you may notice!

Audio source is entirely synthesis from the Nord. Octatrack is sampling and providing effects. No external audio processing, apart from a light limiter.

No editing; this is a pretty self-indulgent video but it might be good to skip through and find some interesting parts. I'll probably edit this down and use it as the base for another track at some point.

Here's the Nord patch:"

Polaxis Emy Colors

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Jean-Luc Deladrière

"Emy too has some new colors"


10 handy tips for Nord Stage 3 - Part 1

Published on Apr 18, 2018 NordKeyboards

"In this new Nord Stage 3 Tutorial Series, Matt Cossey will guide you through the basic concept and features of our new flagship instrument, the Nord Stage 3. In the seventh episode Matt shares some really useful tips and tricks for all Stage 3 users! #iseenord"

Roland SH-01a VS vintage Roland SH-101: head to head comparison test!!!

Published on Apr 18, 2018 gattobus

"I programmed the same patch on a Roland SH-01a and on the original vintage SH-101, then I recorded two identical loops and played it one after another... Can you tell which is which, before the end of the video? :D
There are some differences but anyway, I think the comparison is pretty impressive, isn' it?"

Logan Vocalist (1979) and friends - 70s french "special" movie soundtrack music

Published on Apr 18, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Logan Vocalist - 37-note (F-F) monophonic and polyphonic analog choir synthesizer from the year 1979

Rare like stardust and maybe one of the most interesting human voice synths ever.

Made in Italia.

The sound is a bit like the Roland VP-330 human voice section but you have a lot more possiblities with the 3 vowel filters (aaaa----oooo----uuuuu), the envelopes and mixing the different sounds.
Unique sound and very characterful like a Mellotron or Vocoder.

The demo track shows the human voice sounds together with other instruments from the golden age of synthesizers.

analog choir sounds: Logan Vocalist (1979)
bass, sample/hold and theremin sound: Moog Source (1981)
analog strings: Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979)
drums: Korg KR-55B (1982)

recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay"

Zetaohm FLXS1 Firmware 18 Full Demo

Published on Apr 17, 2018 Tenkai Kariya

"Introducing FLXS1 Firmware 18. This firmware contains some exciting new features, including randomization, pattern chaining, song mode and more! The new firmware is posted at and a new up to date manual is available at"

Komplete Kontrol and NKS 2.0 featuring Eventide Blackhole reverb

Published on Apr 17, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"The new version of NKS and the Komplete Kontrol software now supports effects plug-ins that you can add to instruments. In this video I take you through how that works and also attempt to show off the amazing Eventide Blackhole reverb which fully supports NKS 2.0

My Komplete Kontrol full review:"

Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 full and in-depth review

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Molten Music Technology

"This is the deepest review of the new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 you'll ever see. In over an hour of action and commentary I unpack all the aspects of this software/hardware combination. Komplete Kontrol, DAW Control, MIDI control, Maschine control, browsing, playing and making music."

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