MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday, May 07, 2018

CV QUANTIZER with Arduino - 02 - output on oscilloscope, and more features included

Streamed live 1 hour ago Sbranvlztronics

"Testing new features: - 11 scales selected by a potentiometer or CV;
- 3 sources for tempo control: pot, CV or external clock;
- the 2 quantizer channels' tessitura can be independently controlled (low and high range) by pots or CV;
- transposition
- clock output (not tested in this video)



Part 1 here. See the Sbranvlztronics label below for more.

Novation Peak Wavetables

Published on May 7, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

"In this video I go through all the additional wave forms that are available for the Novation Peak polyphonic synthesizer in order to give you an idea of what they sound like and how you might use them. This has ended up being a very long video, over 55 minutes in total, but hopefully it might be useful to you if you are thinking of investing in a Peak or want to know its capabilities in comparison to other synths."

Arpeggiator Addiction

Published on May 7, 2018 Todd Barton

" and then I must indulge my Arpeggiator addiction...mea culpa...sorry for iPhone audio...enjoy! Oh, off camera is a TC Electronic DittoX4 looper and TC Electronic T2 Reverb"

AE Mini Modular Synth (synthesiser) by Tangible Waves

via this auction

"This is a brilliant introduction to modular synthesis on abudget or a nice portable add-on to a small system. The new module prices are between 20 and 30 Euros, making it an affordable way to create analogue synth sounds, let alone a modular system that runs to thousands of pounds."

Yamaha FS1R FM Rackmount Synth SN OX01849

via this auction

Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer in Beautiful Shape

via this auction

"These Yamaha CS series vintage synths are as analog and organic as they come and this specific model has been thoroughly tested including the oscillators (very important for the CS series synths). Every key, slider, button, and feature is working flawlessly.

For those not too familiar with the CS-15, it's the only model of the CS series that can produce two triangle waves, and these sound nice and colorful. Other synths, even many analog ones don't come anywhere near this one. This is mostly due to the unique discrete design which give all waves, including the triangle richer high end frequencies, so they really pop especially when using the filters. Also, combining a triangle wave with another square, pulse width, or sawtooth adds a smooth and thick texture to the sound due to the fact these are truly unique oscillators.

Yamaha also added a brilliance slider in front that affects both filters simultaneously and LED's for each of the ADSR envelopes. And these envelopes on the x5 setting can extend out about twice as long as the former CS synths. Yamaha also re-designed the layout to be more logical. Just looking at the flow of the entire panel is so much easier to follow and work with than previous CS synths. The CS-15 with it's two oscillators can produce everything from punchy bass to screaming leads with an organic quality and life."

Kawai K3M Hybrid Analog-Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"Module rackmount edition of the Kawai K3 hybrid synth.

Analog SSM filters!"


via this auction

Korg MS-20 Tips & Tricks - Chapter 5: Thunderstorm!

Published on May 7, 2018 gattobus

"Here's another chapter of my Korg MS20 tutorials.
This time I'll teach you how to recreate a real analog thunderstorm!
I hope you like it!"

You can find all parts in the series here.

LoopA - DIY MIDI Looper Introduction (MIDIbox platform)

Published on May 7, 2018 Hawkeye

"After about three years in the pipeline, we are proud to announce the LoopA v2 [you can find a post from 2015 here]. Thanks to Andy, there are now PCBs - and we have also finished a DIY acrylic case. Public availability (PCB and essential kit for hard-to-get parts) is expected somewhen in June/July, also John from did show interest and wants to resell those boards for the U.S. based folks!

The LoopA will definitely not be a beginner DIY project, as some SMD soldering and somewhat precise board interconnection work is needed, but a BOM and a full documentation about the build process will be released, so it should be doable :-). On the plus side you will receive a very compact unit (only 38mm height packing three stacked PCBs), a lot of MIDI interface functionality and a very responsive system that is designed to be "easy to use" and inspirational. Like not starting up your DAW and updating drivers but just sitting at your favourite synth and hacking in some lines! :)

Here are the main features:

* six polynote tracks linked to individual MIDI configurations
* six scenes, allowing for a total of 36 in-memory MIDI clips
* graphical note display on an OLED, that shows clip notes and also edit changes like transposition in realtime
* four MIDI OUT ports, two MIDI IN ports, one OUT port is configured as an optional BLM expansion port (later)
* non-step sequenced recording, clips can be dynamically requantized during live sessions
* note-editor for fixing recording errors
* transposition, scrolling and time-scaling of clips
* disk operations (full recall), storage to SD card
* BPM setting and MIDI sync from "upchain" devices like a master MBSEQ

MIDIbox master thread:

Shop link: [not yet publically available yet, this will change]

Thanks for watching!

Bastl Modulars 1983 + Timber Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 cuckoomusic

Peter Edwards (Bastl) Party Mix + Dark Matter Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 cuckoomusic

Âme Showcase Their Berlin Studio (EB.TV Tech Talk)

Published on May 7, 2018 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Innervisions virtuosos Âme have their debut album ‘Dream House’ on the horizon, and to mark the occasion the duo’s Frank Wiedemann takes us on a tour of their stunning Berlin studio in a very special 'Tech Talk' on Telekom Electronic Beats TV. Get up close with the studio’s analogue-heavy setup as Wiedemann opens up about the creative process behind the album."

Synth spotting.

Lecture on microtonality with the Tubbutec µTune

Published on May 7, 2018 tubbutec

"At Superbooth18, Phineas De Thornley Head gives an introduction to tuning systems and shows how to apply them in a modular context using the Tubbutec µTune module.
The talk is concluded by a 10min live performance with Matt Ward in the Parch 43 Scale."

Nodes & Wires Episode 4: In conversation with Dave Smith

Published on May 7, 2018 Paul Dither

"On the occasion of the Sequential Prophet X announcement, I chatted with Dave Smith about his new synthesizer, design considerations, his company Dave Smith Instruments, and more."

Paul Dither Nodes & Wires w/ the makers

Check out Paul Dither's new Prophet X demos here, and previous posts here.

Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X at Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with Gerry Bassermann about the new Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X synthesizer.

The Sequential Prophet X is a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizer that combines samples and synthesis. At the heart of its sound is a newly developed engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation — all processed through analog filters."

Superbooth 2018 Videos by Thonk

Published on May 4, 2018 Thonk Synth DIY

Website:, where you can find kits for the above.

Playlist (1st six previously posted):
Superbooth 18 - Hyperwalkthrough
Superbooth 18 - Bastl Timber DIY
Superbooth 18 - Sonic Potions Buzzcut and Dispatch
Superbooth 18 - Touellskouarn Strakal Orsel
Superbooth 18 - Worng TMLPGX
Superbooth 18 - Befaco Muxlicer, Burst and KickAll
Superbooth 18 - LPZW
Superbooth 18 - Evaton Technologies RF Transmitter and HDMI Link
Superbooth 18 - Music Thing Modular Startup
Superbooth 18 - Polaxis Emy and Kaiwa
Superbooth 18 - Shakmat Clock O'pawn, Gemini's Path and White Gallop
Superbooth 18 - Ginkosynthese New Sampleslicer & Mic modules
Superbooth 18 - God's Box 'Loose Fruit' and 'Lollipop'
Superbooth 18 - Random Source TKB, Sequencer and Ring

Minimoog Voyager - Tweaking No 1

Published on May 7, 2018 SYNTHWAY

"This is a non musical video, showing some of the synthesis capabilities of this amazing machine. After 8 years of wait, it is finally mine."

Perfect Circuit Systems: Glitch Series

Published on May 7, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In the 1980s, digital music technologies promised vast new sonic capabilities. So came the Yamaha DX-7’s digital FM, the Fairlight CMI’s sample-based workflow, the peculiar additive approach of the Technos Axcel, and the sequencing options afforded by computers and specialized hardware. A new world of sound was revealed, and many artists sought to find its boundaries: when they did, they found the inharmonic aliasing, abrasive sputters, grinding timbres, and mind-boggling rhythms that grew to define progressive digital music.

Perfect Circuit Audio’s Glitch Series is a family of Eurorack modular synthesizers for musicians who want to explore novel digital synthesis methods that revel in this aesthetic of malfunction. Featuring modules by Make Noise, Noise Engineering, The Harvestman/Industrial Music Electronics, and more, the Glitch Series places digital destruction under voltage control.

Check out the links below for more information on the Glitch Series as well as our other preconfigured modular systems!
Perfect Circuit Systems:
Glitch Systems:"

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

Holonic Systems Holon - Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"Described as a biomechanical controller for your modular, Holon was born out of a desire to see more exciting electronic music performances."

Strymon BigSky Eurorack Module Conversion by Million Machine March

via Million Machine March

"I was glad to see Strymon released their first eurorack module this year. Their Magneto module looks like a great entry and should fair well against others in that space. However after deeper analysis I find the module is lacking in a few areas. So, here I took their BigSky pedal and converted it over to a eurorack module. Having CV control over the parameters is a must and honestly, after using more CV, I could not go back to the original pedal again without them!"

Mister Rogers would be proud of this remix! - itijik Dollar Crate Sessions

Published on May 6, 2018 itijik

"Dollar Crate Sessions is about exploring the art of sampling using dollar records found at thrift shops. The abandoned vinyl that didn’t fit in their collection. The badass record that gets a scratch and is tossed in the garbage. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

For this session I had my Instagram followers pick out of three records, and they chose none other than Mister Rogers, 'A Place Of Our Own'! I recorded a lot of raw material by manipulating the turntable and the new Echo System by Empress Effects. I created a few sounds on the Elektron Digitakt, but the majority of the work was done in Ableton Live. This is a different approach for me, but I love how it worked out...even though it takes a little longer ;) There's a lot of good stuff I haven't included because it didn't fit the final beat I chose, but that just means more to play with later!

Thanks for watching my videos, I hope you enjoy! Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Subscribe here and Follow @itijik on Instagram for the latest music and sound design ideas."

A piece by suppporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, itijik.

OP-1 best experimental synth

Published on May 6, 2018 Cray

"OP-1 living experimentally"

In the digestive tract of the cow.

Body Fool - Honil

Published on May 7, 2018 Body Fool

Body Fool - Honil

Body Fool


A new piece from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Body Fool.

Novation // BMC 2018 - East End Dubs

Published on Apr 30, 2018 NovationTV

"Live seminar taken from this years Brighton Music Conference, where East End Dubs took us through his synth choices, demonstrating what he uses in the studio when writing and creating his signature sound and how great results happen when creative connectivity comes into play."

Superbooth 2018 - elektrofon Klang (clock style four voice chord interface)

Published on May 7, 2018 DivKidVideo

"We take a look at the gorgeous 'Klang' from elektrofon at Superbooth 2018. It's a four voice chord / polyphony interface with a clock like design showing you notes and pitches which can be arranged and sequenced as groups of chords."

Looks like a little clock screen. Note this is the first elektrofon post on MATRIXSYNTH. via the SUPERBOOTH website:

"Elektrofon is a brand new company spawned by the crazy Norwegian programmer Rune Warhuus. Superbooth18 will be our official company launch – and to start the adventure we hope to show you a novel way of dealing with polyphony in a Eurorack system, as well as a wonderful new case design implementing our «Elektrofon - Schnell» quick connect system. We can't wait to experience Superbooth with you!"

All sync

Published on May 7, 2018 coyotesynth

"Synchronisation exercise between MIDI (OB6, FX, GRP A4) instruments et non-MIDI (OSCar, Model D, Jupiter 8) instruments. Sync Diagram can be seen at the end of video."

Ambient Techno liveset (Elektron, Modular synths)

Published on May 7, 2018 Martin Stürtzer

"This is the complete live recording of my opener set at the MOMENTUM party at LOCH (Wuppertal). I used the Analog Rytm, my modular synths and a few sounds that I triggered using UHE Zebra. Field recordings were recorded in Wuppertal as well. There are a few mistakes here and there but I hope you still enjoy the music!"

PAIA Catalog –Advanced Electronics - 1980 -Original Vintage Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"This original vintage PAIA Catalog contains information and picture’s of the the PAIA P-4700/J Modular Synthesizer and much more."

Frostwave The Resonator

via this auction

Classic KORG MS20 filter in a stomp box.

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN ZC67814

via this auction

Mellotron Micro SN 0041 w/ Original Box

via this auction


via this auction

YAMAHA CS-30 - Ambient chillout music【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on May 7, 2018 synth4ever

"Yamaha CS-30 synthesizer demo -- playing ambient chillout music on CS30 analog synth from Yamaha.

Yamaha CS 30 is a dual VCO/VCF/VCA monosynth + 8-step sequencer from the 1970s. It's great for textures, drones and leads!

This Yamaha CS30 ambient chillout music features step sequencer, audio-rate LFO modulations, melodic noodling and subtle reverb + delay effects."

w/o vertices: "play"

Published on May 7, 2018 arthurpainter

"One of the products of a recent visit to brother w/o vertices studio. It is mostly the sound of his new PORTABELLA suitcase synth. Shades of Synthi."

ACL@Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Yorgos Arabatzis

"Me and Stephan Lewin messing around with a beat in Superbooth 2018...Wonderful sound and times!"

Yamaha Vocaloid VKB-100, un keytar que canta en japonés

Published on May 7, 2018

"Moira Muñoz, artista electrónica y demostradora de Yamaha, nos enseña su flamante VBK-100, el primer keytar de la familia Vocaloid de cantantes virtuales."

Vocaloid vocal synthesis keytar from Yamaha.

Vertice Filterbank-Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories demo sound Drums, Bass, Pads

Published on May 7, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.

Today recorded the demo of Vertice Filterbank from Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories because there are many questions as to how it sounds or works.

Samples come from Akai MPC 1000 each output separately to the filter input. The first filter on Drums, the second on Bass sound and last on Pads. three types filter LP, BP, HP in extreme saturation great overdrive.

the song is simple so I have not pressed the parties hard. wait for something stronger soon but I think that also shows Vertice in a good light.😁

For me awesome filterbank.

Check more on"

Synthchaser #100 - ARP Quadra Repair & Restoration (Pt. 2) - Overview & Power Supply

Part 2 added here.

Stage Wars Library for Nord Stage 3 ( Synthcloud Library )

Published on May 7, 2018 Synth Cloud


After the birth of Nord Stage 3, we created the first sound libraries for her: The Future Library and D-Logia libraries. Now we have selected the best 40 sounds to win all kinds of battle on stage. Only available for the most rebellious keyboard players in the universe.
Patched and performed by Nord Keyboards Italia

Patches list:
5th Sweep
80s lead

Erica Synths Techno System at Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Erica Synths introduced their new Techno System, a collection of Eurorack modules designed for techno.

We talked with Erica Synths head Girts Ozolins about the new system, with special help from KODEK."

Polyend + Dreadbox Medusa Synthesizer At Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski, who introduced their collaboration with Dreadbox, the Medusa synthesizer."

Superbooth 2018 - Behringer Clones Pro-One, 808, ARP Odyssey & More

Published on May 7, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Behringer was displaying a wide range of engineering prototypes of clones of classic electronic music gear.

We talked with Rob Belcham, Senior Principal Systems Engineer at Music Group, and got a quick overview of what Behringer had on display.

Many of the synths displayed are being developed by a team in China and are prototypes, so the UK-based engineers that we talked to were seeing them for the first time at Superbooth.

Belcham, however, is supervising the development of the RD-808, a clone of the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine, so he was able to give us a lot more insight into its design and development."

Superbooth 2018 - Behringer Pro-One Synthesizer

Published on May 7, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Behringer was displaying a wide range of engineering prototypes of clones of classic electronic music gear.

We talked with Erik Steckmann - Music Tribe Engineer, Product Management - and he gave us an overview of the Behringer Pro-One, and some insight into its development.

Note: Steckmann said that the Pro-One, along with most of the other new gear on display, was an engineering prototype and that the device's sound, functionality, etc. could change.

An official introduction - with specs, release date, etc - is expected to come later this year."

Superbooth 2018: Bastl Instruments 1983 and Timber modules demo

Published on May 7, 2018 Future Music Magazine

"Václav shows us the brand new Bastl modules; the 1983 polyphonic MIDI to CV interface and a waveshaping module called Timber."

Superbooth 2018: Bastl Instruments Thyme demo

Published on May 7, 2018 Future Music Magazine

'Lennart gives us a rundown of the Thyme robot operated digital tape machine."

Modor Comb Filter and Formant Filter - Superbooth 2018

Published on May 7, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"Modor have adapted the formant filter from their NF-1 synth for the Eurorack format and introduced a new Comb filter as well. We take a listen..."

Superbooth 2018 - VPME QD (quad drum synth) Spooky Action (clock generator) and Precision Adder

Published on May 7, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Vlad from VPME (mr LED / Euclidean Circles extraordinaire) takes us through the QD which is a new quad drum interface with CV, mixing, mutes and performance options. The Spooky Action clock generator with 6 outs and ways to work with clocks as well as WIFI Ableton Link connectivity as well as looking at his Precision Adder for transposing in semi tones, tones, fifths, octaves etc. All at Superbooth 2018, all with lots of LEDs!

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by"


Published on May 7, 2018 LESINDES

Superbooth 2018: Synthstrom Deluge Groovebox 2.0 Update First Look | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 7, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Ian from Synthstrom presented at Superbooth 2018 the firmware update 2.0 for the Deluge groovebox

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Deluge by Synthstrom Audible at #Superbooth2018

Published on May 6, 2018 cuckoomusic

Red Means Recording Livestream - Synthstrom Deluge

Published on May 6, 2018 Red Means Recording

"Hello! Let's explore the Synthstrom Deluge and talk about stuff."

Patch n Tweak

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