MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

New Analog Modeling Synth Coming from IK Multimedia on May 2nd - Hardware or Software?

"Something new is coming from the leader in analog modeling technology 25 April 2018

Get ready for a paradigm shift as IK Multimedia will unveil a brand new and exciting product on May 2nd, 2018!"

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

Hardware or software is the question. Analog modeling implies software, but that can be in hardware of course. Check out the demo teasers below. Be sure to enable audio via the speaker icon on the bottom right of each player after starting.

Buchla Easel TimeWarp

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Todd Barton

"Single preset knob controlling pan, timbre, rate & modulation"

Cygnus loop - Live hardware session

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Joe O'Hagan

Korg Minilogue & Electribe M (EM-1).

Buchla Music Easel Tutorial by KMR Audio

Published on Feb 26, 2018 KMR Audio

Roland RS-505 Strings Synthesizer

via this auction

Piston Honda III 2

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Another quick video with the Piston Honda 3, similar patch to before, this time showing off the dirtier side. PH3 into Korgasmatron, Double Andore, Dubmix with each voice slightly panned left and right, Strymon Timeline and Meris Mercury 7. Drive turned up on the Korgasmatron. LFOs from Errogenous Tones Radar and second Double Andore. Each voice in unison mode. Half way through there's some audio rate mod of the 3 axes of the PH."

Part 1 here.

nonlinearcircuits STATUES 8 way multiplexor

Published on Apr 27, 2018 cirtcele

"This is an 8 way multiplexor with a track and hold circuit on each output."

via nonlinearcircuits

Panel = USD20
Assembled = USD160

Vintage NESK-1 Nintendo Synthesizer Cartridge - Orange

Published on Feb 3, 2011 Published on Feb 3, 2011

via this auction

"The NESK-1 will turn your Nintendo NES into a playable 8 bit synthesizer!
All settings can be adjusted without a TV.
Works with original Nintendo controllers.
4 controller Adaptor Required. (NES Four Score or Satellite)"

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synth

via this auction

Yamaha SK15 Symponic Ensemble

via this auction

MOOG Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Radio Shack Analog Synthesizer SN 9743

via this auction

Google Nsynth Super - I built something. It works.

Streamed live 2 hours ago Joe Miller - Xin

"First session with this DIY project. Fun lo-fi sounds. Processed through Magneto"

See the NSYNTH label below for more.

Behringer vs Moog: The definitive comparison

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Starsky Carr

"A look at how the Behringer Model D compares with the Minimoog.

Examining how it compares from a sound design and in use perspective - when you turn those knobs does it act like the Moog??

Short answer is yes!!

Oscillators 1:35
Filters 6:20
FM 11:10
Overdrive 17:40
Some Sounds 21:00"

Volca FM: Deconstructed Electric Piano [Episode 53]

Published on Apr 27, 2018 CatSynth TV

"We demonstrate some of the programming features of the Korg Volca FM synthesizer by deconstructing the factory preset E Piano (from the original DX7 as well as every wedding and bar/bat mitzvah in the 1980s).

We go through some basic information of FM synthesis, show some deep-parameter editing, as well as real-time control and sequencing of algorithms. In a future video, we will show how to control such parameters from an external sequencer, something which was very challenging on the original Yamaha FM instruments.

For more synths (and cats), please visit"

Korg Monologue

Published on Apr 27, 2018 SyntheticMachines

"This is a 4 part demo with the Korg Monologue. All drums + monophonic sounds + FX sounds were made with the monologue, except Part 1, the drums were made with the MFB Tanzbär light.
A few polyphonic sounds ( chords + pads ) were played with the Korg Minilogue.
As usual multitrack recording + fx."

Stranger Things Theme by YODKAMLUE MUSIC

Published on Apr 27, 2018 YODKAMLUE MUSIC

"I had to do a 'Stranger Things' theme cover.
Seems that everybody is doing it, and when the themesong is made with classic synthesizer i had to do it.

equipment used:
Roland jx-03
Korg ES2
Moog Sub Phatty
Novation Mininova"

Spring Tank Reverb Eurorack Prototype Module

Published on Apr 27, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2018

Today I am showing my prototype Spring Tank Reverb module. It's a driver for old school spring tanks like those found in vintage mixers and guitar amplifiers. The driver module has controls for Drive, Tone brightness and darkness, wet/dry mix, and an input for sending CVs to control the wet/dry mix. I'm using an envelope for CV, Beatstep Pro for trigger sequencing, and beats are coming from the Future Retro Transient. I also run the signal through my dual channel compressor, using a trick where both channels are cascaded for additional compression. I also briefly punch in some delay from Timefactor. Audio was recorded direct to Tascam through a Mackie mixer."

New Synth Coming from Dave Smith Instruments - The Sequential X

X Trailer Published on Apr 27, 2018 Dave Smith Instruments


Two Instruments and two Oscillators in the Mixer section. Interesting. I'm guessing the Instruments are sample based. Or is it something different? That piano does sound good. What is that under Sync 1>2. Loop 1&2? Listen to how it morphs the sound. Crazy. Hmm...


Published on Apr 27, 2018 ninni spina

"Little impro with prophet rev2 and strymon big sky"

Buchla Banger

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Honeysmack

"Buchla Banger noodle:

Buchla Music Easel with drums from Roland TR-09.

Korg SQ-1 is being used as a MIDI filter here and not a sequencer."

norns: approaching

norns: approaching from tehn on Vimeo.

Something new from monome. Appears to be an audio looper. Beautiful sleek design as always from monome.

Moog Interface Newsletter, Vol. 2 March 1981 on Retro Synth Ads

Retro Synth Ads has scans up on the Moog Interface newsletter, Vol. 2 from March 1981, along with a write-up. Click through to check them out. You'll also find Vol. 1 on the right.

Leploop Coming to SUPERBOOTH with Their New Arpopone

Lumanoise Rainbow Drone Generator
Eurorack Modules
Eurorack Power Module

Stand H367

You can see some videos of the new Arpopone here.

P.S. I love seeing the promo art manufacturers come up with for events. Cool stuff.

Expert Sleepers full talk at Down To The Wire #2

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Elevator Sound

"For our second monthly modular event we had Os from Expert Sleepers down to show us through his deep range of modules.

From interfacing with the software world through the swiss-army capabilities of the Disting and the new General CV. Plenty of tricks, tips and information.

Elevator Sound run Down To The Wire on a monthly basis as a free event in our store in Bristol with some of Europe's top modular artists, designers and manufacturers."

West Coast — Sound Pack for Octatrack

"West Coast — Sound Pack for Octatrack by @skinnerboxbpc. Download free demo pack and purchase at …"

Key features
Sound pack size: 182,6 MB
16-bit/44.1 kHz
135 loop and one-shot samples

Steelphon S900 Live Jam

Published on Apr 27, 2018 VSMI

"Live Jam with Steelphon S900 Italian Analog Monophonic Synthesizer. Arturia Beatstep first oscillator control & Keystep the second Steelphon's oscillator. CRB Diamond 723 drum sample on DM1 IPad Drum Machine... all as is, but I like it! ;)"

See the Steelphon label below for more.

Noise Engineering Clep Diaz insanity

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Noise Engineering

"What can you do with Clep Diaz?

What about with SIX CDs?

Clep Diaz is a handy and small step CV and LFO generator in Eurorack format. In step and random modes, use the encoder to control the number of steps (up to 32) in the sequence; in LFO mode, the encoder controls the amplitude of the wave. Toggle the directionality of the sequence: up, down, or up/down to customize the CVs further. The Clep Diaz also gives CV control over the number of steps in the sequence and a beginning-of-cycle trigger output. Unipolar and bipolar outputs allow maximal control.

Clep Diaz is available now -- why not pick one up when you preorder Mimetic Digitalis? You need all the CV control, right?"

Sequential Circuits Pro One Keyboard Synthesizer SN 4994

via this auction

AMBIKA 6 voice analog / hybrid synthesizer SMR4 plus

via this auction

You can find audio demos of one posted here, and videos here.

"Brand new AMBIKA fitted with 6 x SMR4plus voicecards filter in black metal case and greng OLED display, 8Gb SD Memory Card with adaptor to SD, power supply.

More on

Six voices, uncompromised flexibility

Ambika is a monster hybrid polysynth. Its design consists of a motherboard and 6 voicecards, each of them carrying a turbocharged version of the Shruthi hybrid synthesizer (digital waveform synthesis through analog VCF/VCAs). Whether you want to use this as six monosynths, a six-voice polysynth, or anything in-between is up to you: MIDI channels/keyboard range/patches/voices are distinct concepts, allowing complex layered, split, multitimbral setups. In addition, each voice has a switched individual output.Improved sound generation engine

Twisted Electrons Therapsid Commodore 64

via this auction

"Twisted Electrons therapSID retro synthesizer. This synth takes over full control of everything the legendary SID synthesizer chip from the Commodore 64 has to offer! If you’re in to chiptune or just want to add some retro/ vintage sounds to your productions, this is the box for you!

The original therapSIDs were a very DIY feeling box and this one is no exception. These were assembled by Twisted Electrons in a very DIY style and the look of the box reflects that. The wood sides aren’t perfectly cut and the plastic case isn’t perfectly straight, but this unit is in the exact condition in which I received it, straight from Twisted Electrons."

Oberheim/Viscount OB-12 Virtual Analog Synth,

via this auction


via this auction

sismo samba

samba from sismo on Vimeo.

"SAMBA is an analog percussion synthesizer. Named by the most known Brazilian traditional rhythm. This machine is divided in 5 sequencers (elliptical tap and trigger) and sound percussive effects, expanding possibilities of rhythm combinations."

POST APOCALYPTIC 80s SOUNDTRACK using Arturia Synclavier and CMI

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"Making a post apocalyptic 80s influenced soundtrack (or score?) for videos from the old docks and shipyards in Malmö. The Arturia Synclavier V and CMI V make up the perfect digital, yet warm and organic sound design environment.

Combining additive synthesis and samples (field recordings & classic drum samples) for a hybrid, yet all digital, feel."

Frap Tools - Fumana - Vocoding & Spectral Transfer

Published on Apr 27, 2018 DivKidVideo

"In this video with the Frap Tools Fumana I take a look at vocoding and spectral transfer. I have 3 analogue oscillators going into the main inputs and a drum loop into the modulation input. We can do full 16 band vocoding with this thing and it's amazing. A little modulation of tilt and adding extra amplitude to some bands sounds great as does taking one of the envelope follower outputs from the mod section and using that to clock a sequence."

Friday Fun - Erebus and Clouds Synth Jam

Published on Apr 27, 2018 sonicstate

"Another Friday Fun Synth Jam - with the Dreadbox Erebus and our custom Mutable Instruments Clouds - this time we use some modulation."

How To Play Michael Jackson's Thriller

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Doctor Mix

"This time we have reconstructed the entire arrangement of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. To download the mix, multi-track, samples and MIDI please visit :

To do all this we used the original vintage synths: Minimoog, Jupiter 8 and LinnDrum."


ROLI Grimetronic: NEW NOISE Soundpack!

Published on Apr 27, 2018 ROLI

"Unleash fierce sounds guaranteed to kick your grime and garage cuts into gear. This punchy pack is stuffed with wily basses, heavy orchestral stabs and two swaggering drum kits, all straight from the streets of London.

Learn more:
Download the soundpack in NOISE:

London has been the scene of many musical revolutions — including the genesis of the Seaboard and BLOCKS at ROLI’s Hackney headquarters. So to honor our East London heritage we’re releasing Grimetronic, our latest soundpack for NOISE and BLOCKS. It’s a proud celebration of grime: a rap style straight from the beating heart of London’s streets, with artists like Dizzee Rascall, Skepta, Stormzy and Wiley now taking the world by storm!

Play hard-edged drums, orchestral stabs and swaggering basslines inspired by a blistering blend of East London grime and UK-dancefloor music such as garage and jungle. Make your own grime or garage bangers, or add an unmistakably British twist to your hip hop, trap or electronic tracks.

Two punchy drum kits are the backbone of Grimetronic. They’re an arsenal of raw street noise perfect for rap battles, freestyles or adding London grit your beats. And a simmering selection of sounds like Dank Bass Pad and Urban Horns make it easy to channel the trailblazing spirit of London’s grime heroes.

Start playing Grimetronic today in NOISE. From Stadium Rock to Golden Age Hip Hop to Synthetic Pop Dream, there’s a stack of other soundpacks to choose from in NOISE too — to play either on your mobile device or on a Seaboard Block or Lightpad Block."

Convertor- Sonicsmith & ADX-1 Mode Machines processing drums

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Convertor from Sonicsmith processes every signal released by ACO on the synthesizer signal. I love such modulations so I often use them for drums and other strange things to get unique sounds. in this demo of sounds ADX-1 (Analog Drum Machine) from Mode Machines I have transformed from Convertor. check how it affects the drums.!!!"

KDJ-ONE 2018/4/27

Published on Apr 27, 2018 KDJ ONE

"Production Model"


Haven't seen this in a wile. See the KDJ-ONE below for more.

Review - Pyramid vs. Hermod: Powerful Squarp sequencers explored

Published on Apr 27, 2018 loopop

"I got some questions about the case.... check it out here:


Squarp is a company that specializes in making sequencers – Pyramid and Hermod are the only two products it makes. Pyramid, which has been around for a while, was designed for 'regular' MIDI compatible instruments (though it has a few CV inputs and outputs). Hermod, its smaller, modular brother - released a few months ago - was designed with Eurorack control in mind.

This focus shows, and both sequencers have a massive sequencing feature set: high resolution sequencing, long flexible pattern lengths, polymetry and polyrhythm support, Euclidean sequencing, plenty of MIDI effects and much more – all things you typically see in a DAW, not a standalone hardware sequencer, and certainly not the one built into your synth…

A flexible sequencer can completely transform what an instrument can do – your gear won't sound the same when it's controlled by these two. The question is – how easy is it to get to these features and use them? Successful user interface design makes powerful features accessible with a quick, usable workflow. In this clip I give an overview of the top features of both sequencers, and show how to actually use them, so that you can make up your mind if Squarp have successfully balanced power and usability.

This review includes some of the top new features in Pyramid's beta OS version 3.0, just released last week."

Elastic Drums Midi Sync improvements for Update 2.1.6 (V2)

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Oliver Greschke

"Elastic Drums got reworked on the Midi Sync engine, now allowing to deal with latencies even.
For better hearing sync issues between the 2 devices, Elastic Drums is panned hard to left and the Korg drum machine to the right.

For my use cases for ingoing Midi Sync a delay value around -30ms was good and +10ms for outgoing Midi Sync. But this might be totally different for different devices and different use cases"

iTunes: Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

Moog DFAM, Mother 32 and Mother 32

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Ehsan Gelsi

Against the word machine

Published on Apr 26, 2018 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
Access Virus TI
Korg EMX

Patch n Tweak

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