MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jean Michel-Jarre Live at Paramount Theatre Seattle 2018 Videos

For those interested, which should be all of you :), some videos have been added to this post. They were taken with an iPhone, so not the best quality, but they should give you a sense of what it was like, just imagine it way better. :)

Crafty Work - by Earmonkey (feat. Betty Boop) - Roland Cloud Electrode Synth

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"A bit of Kraftwerk inspiration and messing with some of the Roland Cloud Electrode Synth with some TR-808 and TR-909. It's fun and easy to create with this Roland Cloud stuff and I really do like it quite a lot."

Some details on Roland Cloud Electrode Synth:


Sonically Shocking
Inspired by the Complextro sub-genre of Electro House (or Electro) music, Electrode is a proud addition to the FLAVR Series of virtual instruments. Roland Cloud has once again joined forces with a very prominent artist in the space, James Egbert, to bring you 47 all-new and shockingly brilliant patches:

KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch | PLAY GAMES. MAKE MUSIC.

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Korg

"A Music Creation Studio That Feels Like a Game. More about KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch at:

Award-winning music creation software KORG Gadget is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Plentiful instrumental gadgets combined with a simple and intuitive graphical interface enable speedy music creation. With this new music creation studio, one can create and perform music by actively twisting and turning the Joy-Con™.

There is also a multi-player mode in which up to four people can collaborate in making music. Connect via an HDMI cable to enjoy playing on the TV in your living room, or use it with a projector for big live performances. Everyone can enjoy this new game-like DAW experience.

And please visit the special site of KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch!"

"16 unique synthesizer and drum machine gadgets

The KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch includes 16 gadget instruments required for music creation. In addition to numerous unique synthesizers, ready-to-use drum machines and Kamata jointly developed with BANDAI NAMCO STUDIO are all included. All gadgets have sophisticated adjustable parameters for rapidly producing all manner of sounds. You will find inspiring sounds quickly and easily."

Roland Jupiter 8 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 181894

Roland Jupiter 8 "Inside this incredible machine!!" Published on Jun 1, 2016 synthartist69

"Inside the Jupiter 8. Music performed on the Jupiter 8, no effects added."

via this auction

"Serial #181894. This Jupiter 8 is the more dependable 14bit model. It tunes up, plays and sounds like a dream! Please view my video below [above] which shows the inside and outside of this Jupiter 8 and has a music track I created from this synthesizer in the background. I have owned it about 3 years. It has Encore midi installed by Switched On electronics in Austin, Texas. I have used the midi in a very limited role so I do not know much about it as I am not much of a midi guy. Power supply was recapped by Switched On as part of a preventive maintenance. A new lithium battery has been installed. Everything works properly. Sliders work smoothly. Buttons respond as they should. Keys work as they should. I have made a ton of Youtube videos with this Jupiter 8 if you want to check those out just look up Synthartist69 Jupiter 8 [plenty posted here on MATRIXSYNTH]. Cosmetically it is in great shape other than wear and touch up on the ROLAND logo on the back. I still play this synthesizer at least two to three times a week in my SMOKE FREE home. Why am I selling? I am raising cash to build a new home. I have been selling on Ebay since 2001 and have 100% feedback there as well if you would like to check that out. This Jupiter 8 is the real deal, not some synth being sold by someone who doesn't even know how to play it or how it works. It is my favorite analog ever created by far and it hurts to sell it."


via this auction

"Another VTech talky box here, and this is one of the best yet! 4 Glitch Buttons. 8 Way Rotary Glitch Source Switch. 1/4" Mono Output Jack. Distortion Knob & Disable Switch. Fizz Knob."

You can find a video previously posted here.

RC 505 meets DRUM MACHINES! How To? Feat DELUGE! Deflectors

Published on Apr 25, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"What's the best way to connect your drum machines, grooveboxes, etc to Rc 505 looper? ( 202 should be similar. )
Here is my example, using my synthwave song in progress 'Deflectors'. The machine shown is Synthstrom Deluge, but it could easily be an Electribe or MPC, etc. - the method is the same."

New Synthrotek Fold Module for Eurorack - Demo | 4hp Wave Folder and Ring Mod

Published on Apr 25, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Putting the new FOLD module from Synthrotek through its paces. It’s a wave folder and ring mod packed into 4hp. It’s great for bringing new tones and textures out of your existing setup. In this video I’m running the saw wave of a Moog Mother 32 through the wave fold section of the unit. Later on in the video you will notice I patch the pulse wave into the ring mod section creating an even thicker cyborg-ish sound. The slider format of the FOLD module is very playable and begs to be tweaked in real-time even though it has an input to modulate with CV."


metasonix rk5 LPG & rk4 modules with SQ-1 BUCHLA STYLE

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Ritchie DeCarlo

"Just fired these up!!"

Tasty Chips GR-1 Hardware Granular Synthesizer

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows a few of the many things that could be done with the Tasty Chips GR-1 which is one of the few standalone hardware granular synthesizers. The GR-1 has intuitive controls for the parameters of its granular algorithm and a large screen that displays the grains being played. It is also polyphonic and has cv inputs.

Available here:"

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

Sunday's Bloom // generative ambient

Published on Apr 25, 2018 ann annie

Springtime impressions ~
patch notes soon...

DASZ ALEX Superbooth 18 Preview

Published on Apr 20, 2018 Dasz Instruments

"We take a look at the Split feature and change the Last position to get polyrhythms."

See the DASZ Instruments label below for more.

This one in via .miQ of Sequential Circus.


Published on Apr 25, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been exploring ambient soundscapes with looping the Buchla Music Easel. Better audio here:"

New Moog Subharmonicon Demo

Møme tried out Neova wired prototype!

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Enhancia

"Møme was one of the first artist to try Neova wired prototype.

'When I saw the concept I thought it was really cool. It's a brand new way to express yourself!'"

With the DSI OB-6.

BLADE RUNNER (Vangelis) - Giannis ARK Cover

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Electronic music by GIANNIS ARK

"Blade runner cover instruments: KORG Minilogue PG, YAMAHA Reface CS.
Pads, arpeggiators and rhythm programmed on REASON 4."

Timbaland Goes Eurorack

via @TomWhitwell aka Music Thing

"In 2004 I was writing a music blog about how @Timbaland makes records. In 2018, @Timbaland has a Turing Machine module that I designed in his studio. This makes me very happy. … @thonk_synth"

Roland ROLAND MKS-70 Super JX & Guitar & Brass, & Dance Waveform Cards for JD800 & JD990

Two listings from a supporting member of the site.

MKS-70 via this auction

Cards via this auction


via this auction

"R is for Roland
a book dedicated to the Roland classic machines"

See this post for a video on the book.

Sequential Circuits Six Trak Synthesizer Model 610

via this auction

Yamaha CS60 Synthesizer

via this auction

Expanded Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Groovebox SN 44026

via this auction

"Excellent condition 309 - it looks and feels almost new - see photos. There are no wobbly pots or faulty switches and the screen is perfect. It has all the factory expansions and contains hundreds of classic sounds for electro, techno and electronic music, including all the classics - Roland TR-909, 808, 606, 303, 101, Juno, Jupiter, Moog etc. There is a great onboard sequencer and three built-in FX units, plus an 'Overblast' feature which is like a combined bass boost and overdrive.

The drum/percussion expander provides hundreds of extra drum sounds. The synth expander inreases the number of synth channels from one to three and adds lots of extra waveforms. The Audio expander includes four extra outs and also two inputs for processing external signals."

SoundForce 2018 controllers screenprinting

Published on Apr 25, 2018 SoundForce

"Thanks to Duotone in Hengelo, The Netherlands!"

Roland JX3P analog synthesizer sequence and soft pad melody

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Expanding Sound

"Just having a little fun with the onboard sequencer on the first synth I ever bought back in 2000, the Roland JX3P. I’m using the onboard sequencer to play a little melody over some soft pad chords and when they are played over each other it’s this nice mushy rhythm that I think sounds pretty cool. Hope you enjoy it!"

Rossum Electro-Music - Assimil8or *Yorkshire House Mafia Patch*

Published on Apr 25, 2018 DivKidVideo

"The little joke in the video stems from Swedish House Mafia and their track 'One'. This was a big club hit that sped up a looping bass drum sample into an audio rate tone and then the main riff was made from that. That's what I'm doing here with a looping sample chopped up into increasingly short loops to form a steady tone then using the pitch manipulation (which is wide ranging and amazing quality!) to create perfectly 1v/oct tracking new synth tones, really cool. The joke about Pharrell needing to sing on it so the radio will play the track (it's just a video demo patch, no real 'tracks') is down to the track 'One' having Pharrell added to a version of the track and then radio playing the track everywhere, all day for a long time. I thought I best explain that as I know some of you won't be interested in or follow much from the "pop world". Just having some fun with the patch, it's a great way to create new tones. Next video will be looking at one shot drum sounds and the linear FM.

Be awesome! Support me on Patreon -"

Albert van Abbe - Against The Clock

Published on Apr 25, 2018 FACTmagazine

Insane. Here is something you do not see everyday.

"Albert Van Abbe has been releasing gritty, atmospheric techno for over a decade on underground labels like Semantica and his own No Comment imprint, so we figured he'd know his way around a synth well enough to make a track in 10 minutes for our Against The Clock series.

However, we were completely unprepared for what we got when we caught up with him at the Willem Twee studios in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch. There, he opted to make his track on a giant wall of oscilloscopes, pulse generators and filters from the 1950s and '60s along with an ARP 2500. Eurorack this is not."

Simply Spring 2018 - Djangosfire Buchla Music Easel

Published on Apr 25, 2018 djangosfire

"A simple melody on a beautiful Spring day.

Raw Buchla Music Easel.

Thank you - Djangosfire"

(arches) tactile universal interface Kickstarter

soundmachines (arches) tactile universal interface is now on Kickstarter. Click through for full details. Additional demo videos further below.

"Blending inspiration, power and ease of use, we created the perfect evolution of the concept of tactile controller. Built on the foundation of our first class touch interfaces (LS1lightstrip and LP1lightplane), found today on thousands of eurorack systems around the world, we designed a beautiful work of art and technology.

(arches) put a never seen before set of controllers at your fingertips. Sliders, lightstrips (with rec/loop capabilities), lightplanes/thumbpads with z-axis sensitivity and a row of pressure sensitive buttons. Behind those state of the art touch controllers lies a high-speed microcontroller that joins the elements to create keyboards, sequencers, arpeggiators and, finally, your perfect performance setup.

Soundmachines know-how in capacitive touch control surface is unparalleled in eurorack. With thousands of LS1lightstrips and LP1lightplanes in the market, is the name to consider when talking about reliable, simple and flawless touch CV generators/recorders. Following customer’s requests and nurturing interest for integrated, easy to use and alternative control interfaces, we came up with a series of ideas that adapted our robust technology to earlier concepts developed by the fathers of the modular synthesizers. The key target was the design and implementation of a carefully conceived product with the maximum attention to usability, highest possible degree of functionalities and an affordable pricing."

Published on Apr 24, 2018 Davide Mancini


1. (arches) demo #1
(arches) controlling a modulör114 vcos and filter...
2. ((arches)) prototype demo 2 [previously posted]
Soundmachines universal tactile interface is alive!
(arches) demo #2
A more complex demo using the arches as the centerpiece of an improvisation. Left part is used as a position sensitive keyboard that drives one of the Modulor114 oscillators and the cutoff of the other oscillator (driven by a TuringMachine and the internal M114 quantizer). The second lightstrip opens the drum VCA, the third drives the bitcrusher that shreds a rhythmic pattern generated with a filter. The last lightstrip is used as a quantized controller that controls an SD1simpledrum in synth mode with a string patch bathed in the SD1 internal reverb....
3. (arches) prototype demo 3
(arches) demo #3
A dual voice, dual machines, demo (just the Modulör114 as sound source). Lefthand drives the main voice (saw wave and vcf) and three lightstrips used as: #2:pitch(quantized) to the second VCO, #3: triangle waveshaping and #4: triangle LFO amount to voice1 VCA. Internal Modulör114 effect used for the delay.
4. (arches) prototype demo 4
Left pad gate pings the filter of the Modulör114 with a short envelope and the Y axes modifies the filter freq. Right pad plays a whole tones scale on the X and changes the freq of the second VCO used as an LFO 9 on the X axis. The second lightstrip on the right side modulates the PWM of VCO1.
On the ((arches)) thumbpads are always available at outputs (x,y and pressure). You can choose individually to use a gate output or not.
5. (arches) prototype demo 5
Two keyboards drive two voices of the Modulör114. Left keyboard (KB3) drives the first VCO and sets the pwm with the slider position. Left thumbpad drives the VCF of the second VCO that is driven by the upper buttons keyboard (KB1).
6. (arches) prototype demo 6
In this ambient/melodic oriented demo, the (arches) controls three voices coming from two Modulör114 synths, a shaped triangle for the "solo" part, a composed heavily pwm'd bass and a saw/sub arpeggio. Each of those parts are controlled in timbre by some features of the (arches). Enjoy.

Novation Peak - Sounds by AiynZahevSounds

Published on Apr 24, 2018 AiynZahevSounds

"Custom sounds on the Novation Peak AiynZahevSounds

Full Catalogue of sounds/presets:"

Z3000 vs TG3 & TG4

Z3000 vs TG3 & TG4 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Running a couple of Tiptop Audio Z3000 oscillators via TG3 bandpass filter and TG4 VCA from Future Sound Systems. First the low pitched one and later adding a hi pitched second oscillator. Manually changing the pitch of the first oscillator to check how it sounds at different frequencies and with sliding pitch. TG3 and TG4 are a part of Eurorack GRISTLEIZER modules.

TG4 is modulated by Z4000 (triggered by Trigger Riot)

FX: a touch of Z-DSP eVerb plate reverb."

Moog Interface Volume II Newsletter June 1981

via this auction

"This vintage Moog Newsletter contains information and picture’s of the The Moog Minimoog synthesizer and much more."

Moog Interface Volume II Newsletter March, 1981

via this auction

"This vintage Moog Newsletter contains information and picture’s of the The Moog Source synthesizer and much more."

1981 Moog Software & Accessories Catalog

via this auction

"This vintage Moog Software & Accessories Catalog contains information and picture’s of the The Moog Software&Accessories that where available during the early 80’s."

1978 Korg MS-20 Brochure & Spec Sheet

via this auction

"This original vintage Korg brochure contains information and picture’s of the the Korg MS-20 synthesizer."

Roland JX-3p w/PG-200 6 Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Jx-3p is an outstanding synthesizer and shares many of the same components as the legendary Jupiter 8 . Infact ... it's universally agreed that it sounds somewhere between a Juno 106 and a jupiter 8 . The dual DCO's are typical roland butter. By far one of my favorite synthesizers of all time and a truly under appreciated powerhouse . ( although people are finally starting to take notice and prices keep shooting up ) And with the PG-200 Programmer included , its a full blown knobby ,tweakable analog poly ."

Anyone else think this? I owned all three and I didn't. They all sound pretty different. Curious about the Jupiter-6 with CEM VCOs.

YAMAHA CS01 Mobile Analog Synthesizer CS-01 SN 15737 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

UNIVOX Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer SN 712029

via this auction


Marbles & Strings // An Ambient Piece

Marbles & Strings // An Ambient Piece from Craig Anthony Perkins on Vimeo.


When I came up with this ambient piece, I didn't have a chance to record a proper video for it, so I put these abstract visuals to it in hopes that people can sit back and enjoy the music for a change (without having to worry about how I patched everything.)

Modules involved: Mutable Instruments Marbles, Plaits, Rings & Clouds, along with the Intellijel Plonk. Performed additional strings with Native Instruments​ Kontakt.

Questions, Comments, and of course Likes are welcomed!


More videos on my YouTube Channel -

My Eurorack music is available at -

Hear more of my music at -

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Digitakt new master compressor demo and tutorial

Published on Apr 25, 2018 once upon a synth

"Elektron just release v1.08 for the Digitakt which includes a new master compressor. In this video I go over the basics of how compressors work and demo the the Digitakt compressor."

Timbre FARM: Irrigation

Published on Apr 25, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

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

In part 4 we tie it all together with FM, AM and RM all used at once for a multi-voice sequence. Make sure to watch the whole Timbre FARM playlist!" You can find it here.

HN VCF drive ability

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Happy Nerding

"Some patches with HN VCF mainly focusing on 'LP!' out drive ability.."

See this post for additional details on the Happy Nerding VCF.

Meet the Haken Audio Continuum Fingerboad team (english only)

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Modularsquare

( It really begins at 28:20 )

The Continuum Fingerboard is a powerfull virtual modular synthesizer build into the most incredible and sensible controller you will find today. You can try one by yourself in our parisian showroom !

Haken Audio Team :
- Robert Lippold Haken (inventor)
- Edmund Eagan (coder / sound designer / composer)
- Christophe Duquesne (coder / sound designer / composer)

New Tubbutec µTune Teaser

Published on Apr 25, 2018 tubbutec

"Tubbutec µTune is a tool designed to serve all needs that may arise when dealing with microtonal scales in a modular context. But of course you can also use in a normal, not microtonal way.

The following features mentioned in this video will be added in the upcoming Firmware release:

- automatic tuning correction
- glide"

You can find additional details on the Tubbutec uTune here.

ROLI Seaboard Block Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Waldorf Zarenburg for electric piano.

Elektron Digitone- 3 Minute Review (& DX comparison)

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Luke Neptune

"In this vid i give my honest opinion of the Elektron Digitone and explain how i feel it compares to my Yamaha DX7, DX21, FB01 and SY77."

Korg Volca Mix, FM, Sample piano house jam

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Tony Horgan

"Korg Volca Mix with an FM and a Sample, playing with some piano loops, vocal slices and drum loops."

Injecting voltages into an ALESIS MIDIVERB an Experimental BOOM

Published on Apr 25, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"with a novation monostation injecting control voltage into the brains of an alesis midiverb

The gameboy will be given away next week on my patreon! ill clean it up a bit! it aint perfect! and also there are stems from this vid available on there too!
Plus soon an extended verion of the novation mono station jam!

I recommend you to experiment! aslong as theres no mains voltage in site you'll be fine!, pop a diode on the end of the wire and poke around and see what happens!"

Mini Holiday Live Jam: Patchblocks minijam tek.drum & hub/ Korg Volca Keys/ Korg Kaosspad mini S2

Published on Apr 25, 2018 O.S. / Kalkartronic

"¡Hola! & Greetings from Andalucia, Spain!
My Holiday Set-Up (to suit in the cabin luggage) ;-)
Volca Keys sends sync out to the tek.drum, both audio signals are mixed with the hub and send out thru a ping pong delay of the Kaosspad to the Yamaha Pocketrak recorder. That's all.
It's still amazing to me what a great sound these little machines generate.
Thanks a lot for watching, likes and subscribes - really appreciated! 😀"


Published on Apr 25, 2018 Benjamin Kinsman

"Live bass (still getting my chops was one take, sorry for the bum notes) over several bass tracks, harmonic/chords and bassline, recorded into the Digitakt.
Being able to record via the headphone output on the Alpha Omega Ultra straight into the Digitakt is awesome!
Multitrack beats were sequenced then re-sampled down to single audio files and mapped to trigs.
Two synth tracks from the OP1 background, arp and chords (via OP1 endless sequencer)

Pedalboard is pretty much done at the moment (nek minnit)
TC Electronic Polytune - Darkglass Super Symmetry - EHX Pitchfork - Wampler Ethereal - TC Electronic Ditto x2 - Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra"


Published on Apr 24, 2018 Sunshine Jones

// Squarp have released the public beta for their brilliant pyramid sequencer and a lot is new.
Here are very simple examples of all of the arpeggiator styles now included in the MIDI Arpeggiator Effect:

1. UP
The arp plays the notes performed from low to high.

The notes are played from high to low

The notes are played from low to high, and then from high to low.

The notes are alternated between randomly.

The notes are played back in the order they were originally played. Thus, a late note will be played last.

Each note is played twice.

Each note is played twice - the second is pitched one octave up from the original

Each note is played twice - the second is played one octave down from the original.

Plays the first three notes, and then three notes based from the second note, then three notes based on the third note in a circular fashion.

Each note is automatically followed by its fifth note harmony.

One note out of every two is played twice.

One note out of every two is silenced.

The pattern is played up (low to high) and down (high to low) in an alternating manner.

The first note will be played between every other note.

Emulates a bouncing ball rhythm. Velocity decreases over time. My use of the 303 is not the ideal synth voice for this demonstration. Much like midi delay, a monosynth is less likely to produce super interesting results.

16. RHYTHM 1/2/3
The last three styles are custom rhythms, with fixed lengths. They contain silences and velocity variations (respectively.)

So far, despite its beta status, pyramid os 3 seems like a brilliant step forward, including so many of the user's requests and ideas. Such a fantastic device, and a wonderful company.

Right On!"

Dreadbox Intros Lil' Erebus & HADES DIY Kits

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Dreadbox

Lil' Erebus Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
2 Oscillators (Osc1 Saw wave, Osc2 Pulse wave)
2-Pole Low Pass Filter
3 Segment Envelope Generator (ADS)
Voltage Controlled Echo
Voltage Controlled LFO
Built-in Midi to CV
16 Patch Points
42HP Eurorack Format"

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Dreadbox

HADES Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
Full Analog Circuit only with Through Hole Components
42HP – Eurorack Compatible
1x VCO with 2 suboctaves and 3 waves (pulse, double saw, saw)
Variable Width for pulse and double saw
Glide control
3-pole 18dB/oct Resonating State Variable Filter
Drive Circuit
OTA based VCA
2 envelope Generators – Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain – Attack, Release (VCA hardwired)
Triangle and Square Wave LFO
13 patch points eurorack compatible
External Input
5 MIDI Octaves from C0 up to C5 or unlimited via CV/Gate

only available at

FieldScaper v1.9 Update

iTunes: FieldScaper - iMusicAlbum

"With this update you can access FieldScaper records and samples by using iOS 11 Files app. Just open app 'Files' - "On My iPad (iPhone)" - "FieldScaper" to copy, move, delete or rename any file which contains in FieldScaper. Also with Files app you can easily copy samples to FieldScaper from any other apps or storage cloud services.

All changes:

● Added several new presets.
● Added new effects in oscillator controls.
● Optimization for use on iPhone X.
● Access files thru iOS 11 Files app.
● Audiobus SDK updated.
● Built-in description updated.
● Several minor bugs were fixed."

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