MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

WELCOME TO MOON X @Supebooth18 · Berlin

Published on Apr 30, 2018 moonmodular

Sooper Moon X performance · 4th May 2018 · 5.50pm · Auditorium ·
Moon Modular Booth H351 ·

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Flight Case

via this auction

"Synth was serviced by Roland in 2002."

Stronger than an Ox sticker.

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Juno-106 looks, feels and sounds like it rolled off the factory line last week. As you can see from the pictures it is in mint condition with no scratches or fading of any button or keys. There is one small hairline crack on the end of one of the plastic side panels, (very minor, illustrated in picture). Everything is original and functions like new. Recently had all of the original 80017A voice chips restored, calibrated and sockets installed on all (6) chips. All work was performed by (synthspa) with a 8 year guarantee on all voice chips."

Pics of the inside below.

CARBON Sequencer Overview

Published on Apr 30, 2018 KilpatrickAudio


CARBON Sequencer: Overview
CARBON Sequencer: Screen Display
CARBON Sequencer: Selecting Things
CARBON Sequencer: Sequencer
CARBON Sequencer: Step Editing
CARBON Sequencer: Live and Arpeggiator Modes
MIDI and CV/Gate Outputs - CARBON Sequencer
Clock and System Settings - CARBON Sequencer
Song Mode - CARBON Sequencer

Dave Smith Instruments Artist Interview with MATIA SIMOVICH aka INHALT

Many of you should be familiar with INHALT from numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. Dave Smith Instruments just posted an interview with him. You can find it on their website here.

"A resident of the San Francisco electronic and experimental music circuit for nearly two decades, Matia Simovich’s productions and sound design have questioned the line between forward-thinking, avant pop and the depths of the underground. He honed his craft at the now-infamous Asphodel Studios/Recombinant Media Labs where, as an in-house producer, engineer, and sound designer, he collaborated with the likes of M.I.A., Keith Hillebrandt (Nine Inch Nails), and many others responsible for pushing the boundaries of the pop context. Never one to shy from the dark or the unorthodox, his production style is equally inclusive: hardware-centric and exudes the decadence and lushness of the past while integrating the precision and speed of today’s studio process. As the founding and principle member of INHALT, German for “content,” he defined this production style via several records put out by cult power house Dark Entries Records as well as Cleopatra Records. Most recently, he has collaborated with Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream) on the Machines of Desire LP and has started a series of Artist Patch Bank libraries for various synthesizers."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Strymon Product Demo + Q&A at Perfect Circuit Audio Wed, May 9

via Perfect Circuit Audio

"We're having @strymon in-store for a demo + Q&A next Wednesday!…"

Perfect Circuit Systems: Rhythm Series

Published on Apr 30, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Perfect Circuit’s Rhythm Series systems are an evolution of the drum machine concept into the world of Eurorack modular synthesizers, offering precise, repeatable rhythmic control and vast opportunity for forward-thinking sound design.

Built around some of the most progressive Eurorack modules, these instruments utilize physical modeling, granular techniques, additive synthesis, wavetables, and more to create a distinctly 21st-century sonic playground. With tremendously flexible sequencers, these systems break past the traditional drum machines’ rhythmic structures, promoting the creation of intricate, detailed rhythms impossible to execute on a TR-808 or TR-909.

For musicians driven by sound design and rhythm, the Rhythm Series is a perfect gateway out of the DAW and into the open territory of modular synthesis.

Check out the links below for more information on the Rhythm Series as well as our other preconfigured modular systems! And keep your eyes open for more systems in the near future…

All systems:
Rhythm series:"

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

Compute/Execute - experiment 5 in video synthesis (LZX Vidiot)

Published on Apr 30, 2018 Retro Synth Ads / Mini Music Labs

"Testing out the LZX Vidiot audio/sync abilities (with a bit of Roland V-4 mirroring near the end).

Music created with the usual suspects."

-CALC- BMC Novation party gig with Novation, Make Noise, Preen FM, Bastl and Leploop

Published on Apr 30, 2018 -CALC-

"A rehearsal for the Brighton Music Conference Novation Party. Making use of:
Circuit Mono Station
Make Noise Morphagene
Make Noise 0-Coast
Preen FM2
Tea Kick
Big Sky
Mackie 1604VLZ4"

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev B

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

KORG DW8000 Synthesizer SN 019691

via this auction


Published on Apr 30, 2018 synths colors

No External Effect Added, As Usual...
Ningún Efecto Externo Añadió, Como De Costumbre...
Nessun Effetto Esterno Aggiunto, Come Al Solito...
Keine Externe Effekt Hinzugefügt, Wie Üblich...
Nenhum Efeito Externo Adicional, Como De Costume...
brak efektu zewnętrznego dodał jak zwykle ...
καμία εξωτερική επίδραση προστίθεται ως συνήθως ...
нет внешний эффект не добавлено, как обычно ...
Ingen extern effekt tillagt, som vanligt ...
Aucun Effet Externe Ajouté, Comme D'habitude...

Eowave News for Superbooth 2018

via Eowave

"Superbooth 18 starts in less than one week and we can't wait to show you our new prototypes and synths!

We will be at booth number O236, come by to say hi :)

More over we will introduce our new products on Friday the 4th, 3:20pm at the Cinema (o120).

"This year will be about the Quadrantid Swarm release - we are actually waiting for the final product to come back from production.

Saddly we won't have the final version with us during the Superbooth.

It will feature the addition of a new cv input for the control of the Spread parameter of the oscillator, and a switch between decay and release for the envelope.

Oscillator modes have changed too!

We will start shipping the QS during the month of June."

"The real new player in the game is SWING, a pretty simple but life changing module that is going to give life to your sequencer!

Swing is a voltage controlled clock delay with 3 modes. Your sequencers are going to love it."

Novation Peak Random Value Per Note

Published on Apr 29, 2018 AiynZahevSounds

"How to get a random (Sample & Hold) value per-note on the Novation Peak for random modulation."

Pure Chords Android Keyboard and Controller Promo Codes & Ableton Live Server Support Update

Published on Apr 29, 2018 Faxi Nadu

Some codes exclusively for readers of MATRIXSYNTHm in via Faxi Nadu, the creator of Pure Chords:


"Grab the app: [Find Redeem link on left and use a code above - 1st 10 to do so will get the app for free]

Pure Chords is the smoothest and easiest ever Android MIDI keyboard and controller

Pure Chords lets you control any MIDI capable software of hardware with your Android phone or tablet. The app includes a two octave keyboard, five sliders, five toggle switches, and two x/y grids. A randomizing LFO and a randomize button allow for unique experimentation, and the keyboard can be placed in a special drone mode.

Pure Chords works by communicating MIDI information over the network between the app and a server on the computer that listens to and manages incoming data from the app. You can choose from various servers depending on your workflow, the programs you use and your preference. At the moment the options include a dedicated Max4Live device for working in Ableton, a dedicated device device for the Sonic Core Scope system and a generic standalone server that is independent of any specific program."

RAINWIRE [Processed] AFXs Fairlight #40 [Excerpt]

"Fairlight CMI Series 1
MANIAC cellular automata sequencer
Zoom F8
MOTU Microbook II
MacBook Pro

Recorded February 2017 during my Regional Arts Fellowship. This Regional Arts Fellowship is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Thanks to Richard D James for use of the Fairlight."

Yamaha CS-60 Analog Synthesizer - Holy Grail Synth

via this auction

"Aside from it's bigger sibling the CS80 (basically 2 CS60s under one hood), it’s hard to beat the versatility and sheer expressiveness of the CS60... Paddles for every parameter... Juicy aftertouch assignable to numerous destinations . . . and that SOUND made famous by the great Vangelis . . .

You'll not find a better condition CS60. It's over 40 years old and not perfect but in remarkable condition and everything functions 100%. The touch slider feels practically new. It's been respected and babied it's whole life. This one also comes with the original legs, carrying case for the legs, AND expression pedal (I use for volume generally)! One thing to note: one of the 6 voices is pitched slightly flat. This is just the tuning of a pot internally but it didn’t bother me enough to do it. This is for the new owner if they desire.

Deciding to sell this synth was not an easy call to make, but I gotta slim down the studio for an upcoming move and it's time to go to a new loving home.

So don't miss out . . . This is it."

KAWAI SX 210 Analog Polyphonic Synth

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN AC80894

via this auction

Access Virus Polar TI Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Soup Granular by The Strange Agency

SOUP vs iPad Pro - A from strange agency on Vimeo.
"quantum sound with SOUP granular synth"

Watch what happens at :34.

iTunes: Soup Granular - The Strange Agency LLC

"Retro Future

Inspired by the oil can delays of the 60s and our previous granular explorations, Curtis™ and Spunk™, Soup brings you a virtual magnetic fluid that you can record onto, slosh around, and play back from. You can use it as a unique delay effect or more like a granular synthesizer, concocting your own wholly novel sounds.

Quantum Sound

Soup breaks up recordings into individual sound quanta with which you can interact as if they made up an audio fluid. They can be played linearly or randomly, forward, backward, or even sideways. They can, moreover, be stirred together, giving a whole new meaning to mixing sound.

Sounds Touching

Not only is this an extremely visual audio experience, it’s terrifically tactile as well. With support for multi-touch, Soup lets you get in there and mangle the fluid in a way that’s simply not possible with knobs and faders.

Audio Palette

Soup will let you literally paint with sound. You can record external sounds through the microphone or import WAV files, slathering sound over the virtual fluid. Then your fingers can become play heads, reading back the sounds from any position, or multiple positions at once."

How to make the Rhythm Wolf Sound Better - Ask Akai Dan? Or do I have to introduce a new module?

Published on Apr 30, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Something silly, light hearted and yes there's a new module announcement. A little fun before the barrage of Superbooth content to come."

MICROGRANNY 2.5: UNBOXING & explorations (from BASTL instruments)

Published on Apr 30, 2018 Supah Dupah

"In this video I unbox my newly purchased BASTL instruments Microgranny 2.5. A cool little monophonic granular sampler.

Njoy this first exploration!


Grand Terminal v2 Airways update: all zero delay filters and freezer

Published on Apr 30, 2018 TheEndorphines

"Cool features are coming with version 2 firmware for GRAND TERMINAL (code-name AIRWAYS).
All filters are now zero-delay feedback (ZDF) and audio freezer #8 effect.
Available to download right away, see details at

Pairs well with Winter Modular Eloquencer!
Come over to Superbooth 2018 and sequence with Winter Modular at our booth's table O510 + O511.
In the following modular jam, Winter Modular Eloquencer plays Grand Terminal and its track 8 controls Freezer on-off and CV defines the speed of grain.

What's new list:
GRAND TERMINAL V. 2 ‘AIRWAYS’ (30.04.2018)

- all zero delay feedback filters with audio improved quality and less noise at the output.
- filter #1: 24 dB/oct low-pass transistor ladder zero delay feedback (ZDF) filter with resonance volume compensation.
- filter #2: MS-20 zero delay feedback 12 dB/oct low-pass filter. That filter has very powerful resonance (be careful :) and is now instead 18db/oct diode ladder.
- filters #3-4: vactrol zero delay filters. Identical to stock vactrol ones but with zero-delay nature. #4th filter has resonance volume damping to prevent clipping at high resonance level
- filters #5-7: state variable zero delay feedback 12 dB/oct filters (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass). Hi-pass closes fully into high-frequency silence even with full resonance
- filter #8: is unchanged – comb filter, since isn't possible to have it with zero delay nature, however fixed 2 kHz noise in the audio output
- volumes of all 8 filters are equaled (in power) when X is fully CW and Y is fully CCW
- in secondary mode while choosing filter volume and panning: when panning crosses the exact center (equal of left and right channels), follow me green LED blinks
- when we switch from 8th effect to 1st - green LED blinks and from 4th to 5th - red one.
- effect #8: FREEZE effect (instead of previous chorus): when the tap is pressed (or fever CV gate is on), the audio is looped by the grain length of fever knob and by speed defined by pressure knob or pressure CV applied."

Loopop review: KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch - before you buy

Published on Apr 30, 2018 loopop

"KORG just released their version of Gadget for Nintendo’s Switch gaming console. Gadget for iOS and Mac are powerful workstations for music production and performance. The big question is, how well does Gadget translate to the world of console gaming? After reviewing it in depth, it seems Korg Gadget for Switch has a different goal in mind, at least in my opinion - certainly for this first version just released - and that goal is real-time, multi-person music creation and jamming.

To see if it accomplishes this goal, I tested it live with my daughter, and the result of our first jam session, for better or worse, is included in this clip.

Gadget contains 16 great core “gadgets”- synths and drum machines covering many forms of synthesis, and it sounds fantastic. You can build a song with multiple tracks (instruments) and scenes (e.g. intro, verse, chorus). Different scales, bar lengths and time signatures are supported, and there is copy/paste/undo functionality which means you won’t be wasting much time putting a track together.

The key differentiating feature as I mentioned above is its multiplayer capabilities. There are two multiplayer modes - one where up to four users all share the same screen and work on the same clip, gadget, mix or song at once, and a second split screen mode where each player gets a quarter of the screen to themselves. All players create the same song, but each can work on a different part, view or instrument, in their corner of the screen. You can’t switch between these modes mid song, which would be a nice future addition. An optional 5 minute timer mode helps keep you focused on finishing a track rather than just noodling…

All that said, if you’re looking for a direct port of the iOS version of Gadget for Switch you’re going to be disappointed. Gadget for Switch is a slimmed down version of its bigger siblings and is missing quite a few key features to be considered a complete digital audio workstation. I’m not sure if this lack of certain features is due to limitations of the Switch platform or just limitations of version 1.0, but things like connecting a USB or Bluetooth keyboard or controller, or audio or project export (aside from limited internal sharing), are just not available. If you want to export your song you’ll need to record it via the audio output or HDMI as I did in this clip.

Aside from the connectivity issues above, it seems like on the software side, this first version was optimized for a “TV mode” experience rather than handheld. Much of the touch screen doesn’t work where you’d expect it to - it’s completely inactive on the Song, Mixer and Clip/Piano roll screens, and only partially active in Gadget view. Hopefully this will be addressed in future updates. There are however some interesting motion play gesture controls that are shown in the clip.

So… what’s the bottom line? If you want to use Gadget on your own as music production digital audio workstation, with this first version of Gadget for Switch, you’re better off with their iOS or Mac versions.

Gadget for Switch is optimized for TV-mode using Switch controllers, with multiplayer gameplay in mind. If you’re looking for a fun experience creating songs with other people, Gadget for Switch is the best game in town."

Blade Runner Patch - Behringer Model D (Cinematic Uplifting Ambient)

Published on Apr 30, 2018 RemixSample

"Hello. In this song I'm using Volca Keys (midi out mod) to control the Behringer Model D. I also use my out of frame midi keyboard to control pitch and also play some notes with it because playing the KORG Volca Keys is difficult so it can get a bit stale.


So this is your basic Bladerunner / Vangelis type patch. Two saw waves slightly detuned with some LFO vibrato and a slow-ish attack. I play around with the EXT IN VOLUME to overdrive the sound. You'll hear it when the red light on the Model D lights up. The Valhalla Shimmer reverb does the magic as per usual.

The background ambiance is made with some softsynths and processed with Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch into a pad / drone.

This is all improvised so all the melodies aren't super interesting and some audio artifacts pop up when I play the Volca Keys from time to time, some type of midi overload glitch I think. What can you do... =.)"

Street View : KORG MS20 mini/minilogue/BOSS RC-505

Published on Apr 29, 2018 karenevil

"Street view ( or manwatching )video and improvised soundtrack with the loop effect.
KORG MS-20 mini : All sound except bell sound
KORG minilogue : Bell sound
BOSS RC-505 : Loop effect
SFX : VOX DelayLab/Lexicon MX200/SONY MU-R201"

Patch n Tweak

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