MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

New MacBeth Elements EL2

Introducing new Fingersonic Synset FM

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Fingersonic

"We are pleased to present the new SYNSET FM: A complete 6 operators FM synthesizer with the addition of 3 dedicated FM drums channels, a sequencer, 2 arpeggiators and an effect section. The programming of the voices is very user friendly, thanks to the FaderOS and the 5 encoders. 2 more controls are provided to control your prefered effect in realtime. No limit to experiment with FM synthesis and create your own amazing sounds.
Visit us at #Superbooth18 #berlin on Stand W272 to enjoy a demo!"

"The first member of the SYNSET family!

Amazing FM synthesizer with 6 operators and 8 voices of polyphony

SYNSET FM is a complete 6 operators FM synthesizer with the addition of 3 dedicated FM drums channels, a sequencer, 2 arpeggiators and an effect section. The programming of the voices is very user friendly, thanks to the FaderOS and the 5 encoders. 2 more controls are provided to control your prefered effect in realtime. No limit to experiment with FM synthesis and create your own amazing sounds.

5 parts pattern sequencer and 2 arpeggiators

The SYNSET FM is designed to be very intuitive and provides everything you need for easy and quick music creation. You will be able to program great patterns and build a complete track without the need of a computer or other instruments. All this is controlled by a user friendly 16-step sequencer. A digital mixer is present to set every instrument level and a special mute function is featured for easy and quick live stage usage. A 16 keys keyboard allows to program the patterns or even play live with various modes availables (Sequencer, Live or Arpeggios). When edited, it is possible to save the complete pattern context on 16 availables pattern memories. A song mode is also available to assemble your patterns and make a complete song.

Control your existing gear

SYNSET FM has a dedicated external track allowing to simply control another instrument through USB, MIDI or CV/Gate interfaces.

FX section

An FX section is also present providing delay, chorus, distortion and even a resonant lowpass filter with LFO.

Complete and professional connectivity

The presence of USB, MIDI and CV/Gate allows the instrument to be interfaced with the widest range of instruments and devices. The MIDI implementation is very complete and allows to control all synth and sound parameters.

Technical specifications

216 mhz ARM CORTEX M7
1 MB Flash
512 Kb Ram
64 Kb Eeprom for user data

Power supply
12v DC external adaptor (included).

USB 2.0 High speed B connector
6.35mm headphones
2 x 6.35mm line output (L & R)
3 x DIN MIDI input, output, thru
3.5mm CV/Gate interface 1V/Octave

128 X 64 graphical FSTN display with backlight

FingerSonic FaderOS FM edition V 1.0

Sample rate 44,1Khz
Bit depth 16 bit
Channels: 1 stereo
FM synthesis: 6 operators, 32 algorithms, 8 voices of polyphony, 3 dedicated FM drums channels
8 voices total

283 X 167 X 54 mm

Design, colours and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Expected to be available for sale on summer 2018"

Beat Thang by Beatkangz

via this auction

"Latest firmware installed: 1.3.1. Pristine condition. As new condition.

Stability is much improved than the early releases (that everyone hates on) - the key is to assembling & saving kits in one location (internal memory, SD card or flash drive).

* massive internal drum kit & instrument library
* really nice drum/ chromatic key pads,
* USB/SDcard & MIDI io & storage
* Bizarre blue LEDs (you can turn these off)
* battery power - (a couple of hours usage)"

Prophet VS

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Checking out some original presets from 1986 on this Sequential Circuits Prophet VS
Fantastic sounds. I can see why it is so highly rated and why it was used by so many amazing artists: Brian Eno, Trent Reznor, Apollo 440, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, Kraftwerk, Vangelis..."

Modal 001 4 CV Outputs Fatar Keybed Duophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Synth Stuff Ep. 39 - Novation X-Station

Published on Apr 29, 2018 tritonrecordings

"In 2004, something thought it would be cool to combine a MIDI controller, synthesizer, and an audio interface. The synth engine is derived from Novation's Supernova and it reminds me a bit of a Korg MS2000 with it's early/mid-2000's VA sound. There aren't many keyboard/interface combinations like this out there so check this out if that's your thing."

OP-1, Microbrute, and Tacos

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Wingo Shackleford

"OP-1 arpeggiator through Moog MF-108M ClusterFlux, with Arturia Microbrute on crushed bass. Everything going through Elektron Analog heat for sizzle. Video is a taco truck i visited after leaving a bar in downtown LA late at night. Tacos were amazing."

norns: cuts

norns: cuts from tehn on Vimeo.

Nexus by Just The 5

Published on Apr 26, 2017 Lower West Side Studio

"Modular synthesizer composition featuring SWAN & Phoenix modular synthesizers, Moog Sub 37 and Yamaha Motif XF6.

Sort of Blade Runner-ish

Done in a single take with no post production short of some level balancing."

New Modules from Joranalogue Coming to SUPERBOOTH18

via Joranalogue:

"As you've certainly noticed, Superbooth is nearly upon us. While gear heads and knob wigglers from around the world flock to Berlin, I'd like to invite you to my booth (E266, right at the entrance) to check out the new modules I'll be presenting there.

A quick introduction: my goal with Joranalogue is to introduce new ideas and techniques to the Eurorack platform. As an electronics engineer, I've spent years preparing, researching and developing new high-performance analogue synth circuits. Last year, I finally introduced my first modules: Switch 4, Test 3, Mix 3 and Compare 2. I'm passionate about getting things right, working closely with performing musicians and providing them with reliable hands-on hardware, designed and made in Belgium.

So, here's what's in store for 2018:

Filter 8 - Multimode Filter/8-Phase Oscillator
Representing the cutting edge in modular analogue VCF design, Filter 8 offers more possibilities and higher fidelity in 12 HP than ever before.

Select 2 - Dual Gated Precision Control Voltage Processor
A 'Swiss Army knife' for your modular system, Select 2 provides two highly accurate gate-controlled voltage processors in 6 HP.

Link 2 - Precision Buffered Multiples
2 HP buffered multiples. Low offset, noise and distortion: suitable for any signal.

Add 2 - Precision Adder/Averager
2 HP adder/averager. Low offset, noise and distortion: suitable for any signal. Each section can be set separately to add or average."

Use a Synthrotek FOLD module as a VCA | Modular Quick Tip

2nd video added to this post.

Novation Peak - Day Two

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

Also added to Day One here.

"Here (finally!) is my Day Two video for the fabulous Novation Peak 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. This has been a few weeks in the making, but I had in mind from the start an evolving longer-length soundtrack and that required a lot more time to put together the video.

The soundtrack itself goes on a kind of journey, it evolves through different phases but ultimately ends up where it started. This is very much how I see humanity evolving and that was the inspiration for the images that I chose for the video.

There is no synth-related information in this video, it is all about the sound and images, I will put together a "breakdown" video to go through my sound and composition choices next time.

BTW You can listen to the soundtrack on soundcloud here:

Thanks very much for watching."

Immaculate Roland SH101 Vintage Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Elektron Digitone Minijam - 2018-04-29

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"I was feeling a little weird tonight, so the jam followed suit, but I did really enjoy putting this one together!"

New Haken ContinuuMini & Evaton µCVC Unveiled at IRCAM - Coming to SUPERBOOTH18

"Evaton Technologies shows uCVC at unveiling of Haken ContinuuMini at IRCAM

Evaton Technologies’ Russ Hoffman [left] was on hand at ContinuuCon Paris this weekend, at IRCAM, to demonstrate the µCVC Eurorack module in conjunction with the release of the new, more affordable, more portable version of Haken Audio Continuum, called the 'ContinuuMini'.

Solton Programmer24 "Nightshift" by RetroSound

"(c) vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound
all sounds and drums: Solton Programmer 24"

New SyntoNovo PAN Promo for SUPERBOOTH18

via @rocket_net

"PAN is coming to Superbooth! Our friends at SyntoNovo are working on this great analogue syntheziser with a xyz control keyboard and loads more! We love collaborating with them 🤩 Come play with it and get yourself on the waiting list @Superbooth_Bln #Superbooth18 #synthesizer"

Follow-up to this post. SyntoNovo of course is the new Synton.

New FLAME CURVES Filterbank Eurorack Module

CURVES Filterbank - Drone Published on Apr 29, 2018

"BRAIDS-oscillator pitchmod by LS1

in CURVES in KAMINIEC-Phaser in DEMORA-Delay

sequenced with long Steps by Beatstep Pro

video from Dubspace Berlin - thank you Alex!"

Published on Apr 29, 2018

"12-channel analogue Filterbank included Sequencer

Audio Input:
Mix of 4VOX "Classic" Wavetable & Doepfer White noise
Sequence: internal CURVES Midi Pattern Player

Pots from left to right:
- Envelope (Attack-Release, Trigger or Gate mode)
- Variations (Random of Release lenght and Velocity)
- Fill ( add Input to the sequence)

credits: Dubspace Berlin"

Synthesizer Treffen Collective Improvisation

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Malibu Interface

"A collective electronic music improvisation from the Synthesizer Treffen Schweiz group"

Polivoks Soviet Analog Synthesizer

Published on Apr 30, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

Update: demo video above added.

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line with Gig Bag

via this auction


via this auction

Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer Synth T from CustomSynth

via this auction

Be sure to see CustomSynth's other listings for additional T-Shirt designs.

Digitakt - Play Chords from one Sample Track

Published on Mar 17, 2018 Magmar

"Here's a short Digitakt tutorial on how to use just one sample track and trigger different chords from within the sample. We will use trigs to change the start point and length of the sample."

Sound Diary #22 - ZVEX Beat Destroyer

Published on Apr 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here are several euro rack drum modules and patch up drum synthesis elements mixed into the ZVEX Lo-Fi Junky and Fuzz Factory modules. Both very good, modulatable, tone shapers. The Fuzz Factory is doing the heavy lifting destroying everything in sight. Fun times. The Sound Diary series is my way of sharing odd bits of audio where no video was captured from a patch."

Erica Synths - Graphic VCO *Introduction & First Patch Jam*

Published on Apr 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my introduction and first patch play around with the Erica Synths Graphic VCO. As I often do I wanted to share my literal first patch, which It think always reveals a good amount about a module. What's immediate? How does the interface feel? What sounds jump out with ease? I'm very impressed with the interface on this and having two encoders and a button is incredibly quick to fly around a range of great settings and sounds. The tune-able sub is a nice touch with options to blend the main output into the second sub orientated output, as is the option to have different waveforms or a copy of the main waveform for the sub. In depth and comprehensive video to come in the not too distant future."

Fun fact: Erica Synths' Graphic VCO made it's first appearance back in April 2015. You can find additional posts here.

Shuttle System #2 (Modular Synth Around the Campfire)

Published on Apr 29, 2018 TheEndorphines

"Ambient music made around the campfire on the Shuttle System.
By Advanced Electric (Nick Haisch)."

Strymon Deco Synth and Drum Machine Demo (Stereo)

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Do Noise

"Strymon Deco with Minimoog Model D Synthesizer App and Patterning Drum Machine app.

Headphones highly recommended.
Deco is set to stereo operation (with the internal jumper).
Signal chain is:
Stereo out from iPad - Deco - Zoom U-24 - DAW

0:00 Bass
2:02 Pad
5:02 Lead
8:34 Drums

Minimoog Model D app is used for bass, lead, and pad sounds to show how Deco sounds with each kind of synth sound.

Patterning is used for the drum part."


Published on Apr 29, 2018 Jean-Luc Deladrière

"Testing the Speakjet chip on Emy. Just playing random phonemes while fiddling with speed/pitch/bend/duration."

Polaxix Emy.

Serge TKB by Random*Source - ambient glide

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Random*Source

"Playing around with the new R*S TKB, using the GLIDE function to control the cutoff frequency of a VCFQ. Sound source is a Serge NTO (pulse out). Patch by Teo :-)"

MFB Nanozwerg Pro - nice starting module for eurorack beginners and pros

Published on Apr 29, 2018 studentsmusic

"a nice little eurorack fully analog synth module with astonishing sound and features. Hear some sequenced examples. Besides gate/cv it also has a MIDI Input and diverse patching possibilities. Just added Erica Pico DSP here and there."

Mini Holiday Live Jam 2: Patchblocks minijam hub/ Korg Volca Keys/ PO-12/ Korg Kaosspad

Published on Apr 29, 2018 O.S. / Kalkartronic

"¡Hola! Once again, greetings from Spain!
Another set up combination of these itzy bitzy teeny weeny beach machines:
Volca Keys sends sync to the Teenage Engineering PO-12. The voice you hear is generated with text2speech app on the smartphone. All three elements are mixed with the patchblocks hub. The sum output goes thru a pump delay of the kaosspad and then to the Yamaha Pocketrak recorder. Fun sound!"

KPatternEdit Web Edition for K4815

Published on Apr 29, 2018 KilpatrickAudio

"Here's a quick tutorial on how to use the WebMidi-based KPatternEdit software for creating new patterns, motions and scales for your K4815 Pattern Generator module. You can find the software here:"

Patch n Tweak

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