MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

First Demo of the Upcoming Moog Subharmonicon

"It's alive! Early sounds from the Subharmonicon prototype...

Purchase an Engineer Pass to Moogfest and build your own #Subharmonicon next month in #Durham, NC:…/build-subharmonicon…"

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

Prophet 6 Favourite own Presets by Medsound Music

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Medsound Music

"No external fx. A selection my own custom favourite presets"

iabyssal jam1

Published on Apr 20, 2018 atomolab

"Hello World, here a Jam made using the iAbyssal Photo theremin app only, in two ipads, recorded in some place of Lima- Peru"

iTunes: iAbyssal - Alfredo Aliaga

onlyone - Eurorack and VCV Rack ambient

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Joe Kowalski

"Friday, April 20, ambient music.

VCV Rack running on Mac Mini
Make Music 0-Coast semi-modular synth
Roland System 1m semi-modular synth"

Update via Joe in the comments:

"A little more info on the piece:

VCV Rack is the centerpiece: A master clock is driving multiple sequences. Three of those sequences are being realized within VCV Rack and a fourth sequence is exiting the computer to control the Roland System 1m via control voltage. The Make Noise 0-Coast is self-playing, providing the drone. A Keystep (just below the camera and off-screen) lets me change the pitch of the drone and add more overtones to it. The audio from both the System 1m and the 0-Coast are being routed back into the VCV Rack where all of the audio chains are sent to the mixer where virtual tape delays are set up on an effect send.

Thanks for listening!"

54HP Episode 4: Lo-Fi Groovebox

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"On this episode of 54HP we built a lo-fi sample based groovebox case with the new Assimil8or as the sound generating core. This 8 track sampler and sample player can play back sounds as well as DC coupled CV sequences and modulation. The Assimil8or is capable of high quality sample playback as well, but features bit reduction and lo-fi aliasing options. Clock dividers and mathematical sequencers were used to trigger the samples and the Mum M8 filter adds some more lo-fi sampler character at the end of the chain.

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

Module List:
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela’s New Workout
Noise Engineering Numeric Repetitor
Rossum Assimil8or
ALM Busy Circuits Mum M8

Available here:"

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

More 54HP Episodes here.

Building the Eurorack Spring Reverb Kit from Thonk

Published on Apr 20, 2018 markusfuller

"after spending many days making up a circuit of my own I decided it best and cheaper to just buy a Kit and build that instead. turned out better than i could imagine.
this kit came from and was surprisingly simple to assemble.
Disclaimer: This kit was purchased by myself by donations from my patreon supporters.
All music & sounds within this video was made solely by myself. no copyright music has been used."

Teisco 60f Synthesizer SN 3451 w/ Original Box

via this auction

AE Modular Tangible Waves & Treadstone Analogue Solutions patch#14

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular Tangible Waves & Treadstone Analogue Solutions patch#14.
This time a little music.
Ae Modular is a complete mini modular system.
Treadstone is an analogue mono synthesizer with the possibility of patching with eurorack.
I connected them and LFO with AE is the main clock and bass with Treadstone plays the same sequences with SEQ 16 by CV from AE."

Westworld - Dr. Ford (modular/keys/guitar cover)

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Transistor Sounds Labs

"Something a little different...

Always liked the track 'Dr. Ford' from the Westworld soundtrack and got carried away figuring out the notation. So ended up recording this cover in Ableton Live.

4 parts on the synth: Stepper Acid sequencing x0x heart, two patches for additional pad/bass parts and a sequenced, filtered noise rhythm.

Additional piano/pad in software, a bit of guitar thrown in for good measure and some delays/reverbs etc."

DSI Tempest - Noodling with the Synth Engine

Published on Apr 19, 2018 Anders Callenberg

"Tweaking knobs and pushing buttons while playing a repetitive synth pattern.
Using Strymon Bigsky reverb for spacey ambience.

Links to some more music;"

Wowa Cwejman Interview From Totally Wired

Published on Jan 19, 2017 brian tregaskin

"last bit of totally wired which includes interview with wowa cwejman"

Totally Wired was a documentary associated with Schneiders Buero, the people behind SUPERBOOTH.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

P.S. Anyone know what Cwejman is up to nowadays?

Novation Peak - Day One Track Breakdown Video

For those interested, Tim Shoebridge added a breakdown video for his Novation Peak only track, Day One. You can find it added to this post.

New WMD Fracture Eurorack Module Now Shipping

You can find demos in the archives here.

"WMD fuels fire for expanding Eurorack world with singular-sounding Fracture multi-particle percussion synth module

DENVER, CO, USA: modular synthesizers, guitar pedals, and standalone musical instruments manufacturer WMD is proud to announce availability of Fracture — a multi-particle percussion synthesizer module for small-format Eurorack modular systems that applies concepts from classic analogue clap circuits to granular synthesis techniques to generate a wide palette of sounds while maintaining a simple, intuitive interface — as of April 20…

Initially inspired by audience applause, hip-hop samples, and classic drum machines, Fracture is much more than another percussion module or ‘sample player’ for expanding Eurorack modular system setups since it uses granular synthesis techniques to generate a wide palette of sounds while maintaining a simple, intuitive interface. In itself, that’s no small feat. For granular synthesis is a technique that operates on the microsound time scale (specifically shorter than one tenth of a second and longer than 10 milliseconds, including the 20 Hz to 20 kHz audio frequency range and the infrasonic frequency range below 20 Hz); based on the same principal as sampling, samples are not conventionally played back, but split into smaller segments or grains (of around one to 50 milliseconds) that may be layered on top of each other, played at different speeds, phases, volume, and frequency (amongst other parameters).

Proprietary micro-samples — specifically recorded for this purpose by WMD — is where it all starts for Fracture. It ends with an engine built to suit those samples, ultimately. Unlike WMD’s first Eurorack percussion synthesizer module, Chimera, which involves impulse-rich samples at its tonal centre, Fracture uses single-impulse samples such as claps, ping-pong balls, opening a beer can, and many more. Moreover, it then plays back a group of similar such samples in a pseudo-random order resulting in unique hits. DENSITY, DECAY, and TAIL settings all affect tone and how ‘tight’ the user’s virtual clappers are to playing together.

Trying to design a clap percussion module with wide-reaching range — from classic drum machine claps all the way to full audience applause — was WMD’s definitive design goal for Fracture. Fortunately, Fracture exceeded expectations, ending up as a module capably covering an amazing array of timbres that reach way beyond the scope of claps.

Fracture features a number of other outstanding sound-sculpting tools packed into its slender (8HP width) frame, including a stereo output (OUT L and OUT R); built-in H (Hall) and R (Room) REVERB; two trigger inputs for different sound types — TRIG triggers a burst of particles and TICK triggers a single particle (independently of the TRIG input); three types of filter; three types of envelope; and a free-running, voltage-controlled ‘applause’ capability. CV (Control Voltage) over all parameters is also available of course.

Creating singular-sounding percussion that fuels fire for the ever-expanding Eurorack world is perfectly possible with WMD’s latest (multi-particle percussion synthesizer) module. Making room for Fracture is surely space well filled and money well spent!

Shipping now, Fracture is available to purchase through WMD’s growing global network of authorised dealers"

See the dealers on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH!

New Touellskouarn Sonveskan {Germanium Preamp Feedbacker Mixer}

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Touell Skouarn

"Erica Synth "Pico Drum" into TouellSkouarn SonveskaƱ {Germanium 3XMixer preamp Feedbacker}. Patching the 3 chanels in serie... playing with gains and feedback switches."

3 Discrete Preamps
3 Channels Mixer
3 CV Controlled FeedBacks
EQ High/Low
Direct Out / Mute
16 HP · Alu/red panel
+12 : 0mA
-12 : 10mA

Let's Play with Volt

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Tim Webb

"Volt is a new iPad synth app with AUv3, Audiobus, and MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) ... but you might have missed it because it came out the same week as Minimoog! I thought it deserved some attention, because Numerical Audio's built-in effects make for instantly satisfying patches. Available on iTunes:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: (Patrons of both campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Glitchmachines Palindrome Granular Sampler Plugin Quick Look | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Apr 20, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Glitchmachines released this week Palindrome, a granular morph plotting plugin with 4 sampler modules for PC & Mac. Here a quick sound demo with new designed sounds.

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

Shuttle System Ambient

Published on Apr 20, 2018 TheEndorphines

"Sound of Ucluelet coast (BC),
Nick Haish ( performs with Shuttle system"

duality micro TI Shortcuts (MIX)

Published on Apr 20, 2018 evadum

"duality micro - TI - Shortcuts One
This is the first step for duality micro in the world of calculator music.

Written on the Texas Instruments Calculators TI-83, TI-83 Plus, 84 Plus
with the Houston Tracker 2.30 made by UTZ

PS: Big thanks for the support UTZ!!!
released April 20, 2018

Special Thanks to UTZ and Tobi Munsch"

iElectribe Control Template for Elektron Digitakt

Published on Apr 15, 2018 Particles Into Waves

"I just created a controller template for Korg’s iElectribe on iPad, an 8-part digital drum synth with FX. This allows the 8 MIDI tracks to individually control and sequence all 8 sounds in the app. Every channel is mapped to edit Pitch, Mod Depth, Mod Speed, Decay, Level, and Pan of each sound, plus there are global controls for the FX, Tube Gain, Accent Volume, and Master Volume embedded in tracks A-C. There are quite a few other CCs available but I felt they were most efficiently accessed from the iPad because a lot of them only respond to 2-8 different values, which would be cumbersome on the Digitakt.

You’ll need some kind of SysEx transfer utility such as C6 for desktop, or SysEx Base for iPad (highly recommended).

Inside the zip you’ll find four files:

iElectribe Init - blank pattern with values centered or zeroed
iElectribe Demo - quick demo pattern using the CCs to create a “virtual patch” and sequence
iElectribe Map - image of the control map for each MIDI channel
Readme - just a note with my PayPal address in case you feel like sending me a donation šŸ˜€

Link to download:

Enjoy everyone!"

Spotted this one on discchord.

Yamaha VL1-m Synth Module SN KP01855 - Demo Songs Video

Published on Mar 25, 2018 Football Planetz

Warning: some clipping in this one so don't turn it up too loud.

"Recorded directly into my phone (using a line-in cable, so it is recorded in mono), with no processing or editing. Weird that the video & audio goes out of sync at the end of the whole clip.

I am selling this particular VL1-m (has a new cool blue LCD just replaced), so I recorded the demo songs to show what this baby can do"

via this auction

"If you have not played with a VL1 or VL1-m in the past, please check out the youtube video. This will give you an idea of its sonic capabilities.

LCD display had been replaced with a new cool-blue LCD, which is much brighter and looking great. The LCD is seated slightly higher than the original display due to mechanical mounting differences (please see pictures).

The new LCD has LED backlight, which does not need a high voltage converter used on the original backlight that can fade over time and was sometimes plagued with high pitched whining noise coming from the high voltage converter.

New floppy drive also replaced, using NOS (New Old Stock) TEAC drive manufactured in 2010. To accommodate the new drive, a 34pin to 26pin floppy drive adapter is used (see picture). The original drive (which had a broken belt drive) used much older and uncommon 26pin flat cable, and a direct working replacement is nearly impossible to find. Please note the new floppy drive is unconfirmed for functionality because I do not have any new blank floppies to test. I got an old floppy disk from a friend which is probably 20 years old. The drive responds to read/format controls, and spins up but does not recognize the old floppy. Therefore I can't confirm the floppy drive is fully operational. If you do not want to use the floppy drive, the 34pin to 26pin adapter inside should allow you to replace the drive with a SD card reader emulator in the same form factor. That means you could put all the patch data available for download on the internet onto a single SD card for greater convenience.

120V version, which will take power between 100-120V (I was using 110V). I looked up the service manual, and the power supply has 2 part numbers (VS219600, marked J,U. And VS219700, marked H,D,B,A). The marking J,U means Japan, USA. So this unit is definitely designed to work between 100-120V." [image below]

ROLAND TR-808 Drum Machine w/ MIDI

via this auction

"You already know what this is. If not you must have been living under a rock for 40 years. If so I don't need to tell you what it does or how it sounds. This is THE king of drum machines. As you can imagine it's a sad day for me selling this baby. But baby twins are expensive.

This was my OG baby and I've had it since the early 2000's, it is a little quirky with some buttons not working unless you press the later 13,14,15,16 once lit up will work but probably need a little work.

It is totally functional and works fine. Or money back.

I have had it midi modded and it does work but I can't remember the exact midi notes, its channel 10 and I believe the same notes as the first bank of an mpc2000xl pads, so one foot switch port was sacrificed for that. I can't 100% guarantee it's working but someone buying this will probably be analog synthy modular minded and know how to fix it. It was originally done by mungo if that means anything to anyone."

Cwejman S1 MK2 SN S1-047

via this auction

"This is a rare Cwejman s1 mk2 semi-modular synthesizer in excellent condition.
Original production run #047.

Fully functioning and calibrated.

This is the mother of the entire Cwejman EuroRack module line; a fully analog beast of a synth capable of an ultra-wide range of classic and modern sounds.

It is a self contained semi-modular synthesizer with midi, midi to cv conversion, extensive patching capabilities,1/4" unbalanced and balanced XLR outputs, professional switchable internal power supply, and much more..."

modular shades #19 | the stream | plaits & verbos harmonic oscillator

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Elinch

"thank you for over 1000 subscribers !!! that really makes me happy. enclosed a piece with 3 sequences from plaits. once sequenced live, once as a sample in the er-301 and once edited with the morphagene. the piece builds on a drone from the verbos harmonic oscillator. attention! a very slow piece. bring your time and enjoy listening. the world is fast enough."

1. drone /// verbos harmonic oscillator / mutable instruments clouds
2. voices /// make noise morphagene (radio samples from all over the world)
3. sequence /// mutable instruments plaits / lofi junky (sample er-301 sampling player)
4. bass /// sinus from er-301
5. sequence /// mutable instruments plaits / lofi junky (recorded and manipulated with morphagene)
6. sequence /// mutable instruments plaits (sequenced by malekko voltage block / delay from er-301)
7. effect sound /// orthogonal devices er-301 granular machine
8. field recording /// er-301 sampling player

sequenced by malekko voltage block. recorded live with tascam dr 100. no audio processing.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

ZenSound AETHRA Diva soundset

Published on Apr 20, 2018 ZenSound

"Available now:

Aethra dives deep into the dystopian, gritty, low-fi and nice analog sounds.

Aethra is inspired by the music of Klaus Schulze, Jon Hopkins, Boards of Canada and Solar Fields. This soundset has been lovely designed to keep you in the creative and inspiration zone.

Aethra is formed by bleak and thrilling ambiances, bizarre atypical synths and keys, strong analog bass loops and basses, large evolving leads and pads, lots of Berlin school sequences and arpeggiators, cinematic percussion loops and creative science fiction effects.

All the 128 patches are ready to grab and drop into your projects to discover original musical ideas and fill inspiration gaps."

Moog DFAM World Drums

Published on Apr 20, 2018 PaulLawlerMusic

"Incorporating the DFAM into World Music."



Molten Modular 20 - Vermona randomRHYTHM review and demo

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"The randomRHYTHM is a trigger sequencer, drum machine, pattern creating, trigger happy, swinging, randomising, liver performing module with bags of character and deep levels of fun.

Intro - 0:24
The basics - 03:31
Rolling the Dice - 06:50
SEQ OUT - 09:22
Swing - 12:15
Triggering envelopes - 13:31
The Edit button and Reset - 21:37
Final Thoughts - 27:45
Closing demo - 32:17"

Blofeld wavetable pad sound design

Published on Apr 20, 2018 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial on how to make a pad sound using wavetable oscillators on the Waldorf Blofeld. We'll make a patch from scratch and in the end we'll be able to quickly switch the patch from a pad to more of a keyboard patch using the mod wheel."

Behringer Model D - soundtest and first experiences with the new synthesizer (Riamiwo StudioVlog 86)

Published on Apr 20, 2018 riamiwovideos

"After months of waiting the Behringer Model D finally arrived :) Here's a first test session, where I checked the mainly tested the sound. In the first part I played the Model D with the Keys of the Moog Sub37, in the second part I sequenced it with the Arturia BeatstepPro using CV.
After my first sessions with the Model D I would definitely say it sounds like a Moog;)"

Progressive house on DIY synths

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Konstantin T

"Making some music on a couple of Protosynths V1LP and a couple of V2 prototypes. Hypnotic progressive basslines on the V2's, pads on the V1LPs, both running in polyphonic mode."

Avalon Bassline

Published on Apr 20, 2018 DJTricks1

"There's many Clones,Modular Synths, Synthesizers e.t.c that may tempt you! They can all make a 303 sound! But if your lucky enough to play with a Avalon Bassline may just fall in love!

TB-303 or Avalon?

Without a doubt the Sound, Sequencer, Connectivity, the external filter cards,of the Avalon is just Wow pleasing ..! BUT i won't be letting go of my TB-303 anytime soon.. they are both a match made in Synth Heaven! :)


Buchla Triple Morphing Filters First Encounter

Published on Apr 19, 2018 therudyrude

"I'm using Buchla's 261e,259e,207e,281e and 267 for a bit of Randomness. Outputing in Clouds"

Just Oberheim over-engineering everything

Published on Apr 19, 2018 Synthead


Funny. You gotta fit it in somehow. :) What's worse are the stacked voice boards on the right. Not sure about the OB-X in this video, but on the OB-Xa, the hinges that allow you to flip the top four voice boards up are screwed into the case and attached to the daughter board. The problem is they can get slightly out of line if they are twisted, and if they aren't in line, they can be damaged due to stress when you lift the board. Think of trying to open a door or lid with the hinge not at a right angle.

Oberheim OB-X factory patches cassette data

Published on Apr 19, 2018 Synthead

Watch your speaker levels on this one!

"Play this video into your cassette in to verify or load the patches. Enjoy!"


Just like modem connection signals from days past! Ever wonder what those "Tape" jacks on the back of vintage pre-midi synths? It wasn't to record your music to tape. It was for backing up and loading patches. I'm guessing 99.99% of you already know this, but for the .01%, now you know. ;) What you are hearing above is not coming from the OB-Xa's synth engine. It's an analog audio digital representation of data that the OB-Xa can decipher to load patches.

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