MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

bog standard analogue

Published on May 11, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Gig between these 3 analogue elements:

1) 4 oscillator 2 Voice Monotribes + MS-20Kit
2) Vermona 14' + Vermona perFOURmer
3) Percussion by TAMA TS-206

All analogue, performed live, no computer, no DAW"

Arp Avatar Vintage Guitar Synth MODEL # 2223 SN 0374 w/ Mods

via this auction

No mention of what the mods marked A & B are. You can find some pics of the ARP Avatar unmodded in the archives. If you know what the mods are, feel free to comment.


Korg Polysix Keyboard Vintage Analog Synthesizer near mint condition SN 388736

via this auction

Roland Juno 106 Synthesizer in Outstanding Unmarked Condition

via this auction

"Roland Juno 106 in virtually unmarked condition

There is hardly any wear or markings throughout.

Tested and working perfectly having just had a full diagnostics run. All 6 voices sound perfect"

Distco - Carapathic (Prophet 6, Polyend Seq and Linndrum)

Published on May 11, 2018 Distortion Productions

"An assortment of instruments used for this session. DSI Prophet 6, Linndrum, Polyend Seq, Folktek Alter: Binary Society SE, Intellijel Plonk, Vermona RandomRhythm, Erica Synths Blackhole DSP, etc."

Malekko Manther Sounds

Published on May 11, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Malekko Manther is a standalone analog synthesizer with the ability to make sounds similar to single oscillator bass synths from the past as well as adding new features like a tunable sub-oscillator and wave-folder. The Manther also has a powerful sequencer with motion recording and a built in delay effect that goes from short chorus/flanger lengths all the way up to regular delay times. The Manther also has patch points for CV input and output compatible with eurorack synthesizers.

Manther available here:"

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

Custom Behringer Model-D Case by Torsten

You can find details on the build on Torsten's website here.

Building the Shuttle Krell Patch

Published on May 11, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been having a blast translating my Krell Patch into the Endorphines Shuttle environment. This is just the basics -- I haven't yet explored different filter or fx settings, oh my!"

Novation Peak Effects Demo!

Published on May 11, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"Check out this demo of the Novation Peak onboard effects. I have no need to run my strymons with this because the onboard effects are so fantastic! Check out how the chorus fattens up bass sounds, makes pads lush, and more! Enjoy"

Testing Univox Minikorg CV+Gate Analog Synthesizer Mod

Published on May 11, 2018 gstormelectro

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

Testing out a Pitch CV + Gate mod for the Univox Minikorg, AKA Korg 700/700S. The arpeggio gets faster and ends up sounding inspired by Pink Floyd On The Run. The circuit one the breadboard is from E-Labs, Japan as shared by I added a buffer on the gate since the Beatstep Pro trigger did not push enough current to make it happen. Strangely, the gate does work w/ the original MS-20. Beatstep Pro can do Hz/Volt, this setting can be made in the Arturia Midi Control Center software. Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no additional processing.

Here's the lowdown:
Synth - Minikorg
Percussion - Basilimus Iteritas Alter
Percussion Trigger - Varigate4
Delay - Timefactor
Reverb - Big Sky, Hall setting"

Vintage ARP Odyssey 2813 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer Mark II SN 0786

via this auction

"Arp Odyssey MKII Model 2813 in Superb Condition!

This is a beautiful, super-clean, all-original vintage ArpOdyssey MK II, 2813.This is an excellent opportunity for a collector, as well as a musician looking for a high quality, powerful musical instrument.
Serial number 0786, produced in 1976.

It has lived in my air conditioned, smoke-free,humidity-controlled studio since 2011. I purchased it in 2011 from the second owner, and it was in great shape. I have kept it in near-perfect condition, and had it serviced by Wine Country Sequential in San Jose, CA:
1. General maintenance, tuning, cleaned key contacts andsliders, repaired high pass filter slider.

2. Rubber key stops replaced.

3. Control panel potentiometers replaced

4. Field effect transistor in the Sample and Hold moduler eplaced

5. Replacement of the tantalum capacitors

Everything works very well, the key action feels terrific, and it sounds amazing. It is cosmetically near-mint, with all original color-coded slider caps (none missing!)."

Moog Minimoog D Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3205

via this auction

skinnerbox - deep meadows (ableton, moog, minimoog)

Published on May 11, 2018 skinnerbox

"huge thanks to timm & mandy!"

Robaux SWT16 and Sparkfun WAV Trigger

Published on May 11, 2018 robaux

"The Robaux SWT16 DIY sequencer makes it possible to spend a small fortune on different drum modules! But check out this #hardware-mod: a Sweet 16 piggybacked a Sparkfun WAV Trigger and turned into a sample drum machine! Got 909?"

Korg Kronos 2 Review and Sound Demo

Published on May 11, 2018 Pure Ambient Drone

"Korg Kronos 2 review and sound demo. A demo of sounds and review of the Korg Kronos 2."

Meet the New Moog Grandmother

Update: official announcement with videos here.

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH reader, mario.

Update: Two new stock pics, and one in the box via JMP in the comments.

$899.00 List $999.00

"Limited-edition design created exclusively for Moogfest 2018.

To celebrate Grandmother’s debut at Moogfest 2018, the first 500 units have been marked with a limited-edition Moogfest 2018 badge and include a custom denim jacket from Moog. Get your Grandmother Moogfest 2018 Edition before they're gone!

Retro looks, cool vibe and a sound that's all Moog. Grandmother is a direct reflection of Moog's modular heritage, where the journey to creating sound is as much fun as the end result. There are no presets, so you'll have to rely on creative exploration and a basic understanding of synthesis to achieve any desired results, but nothing can compare to the joy and satisfaction of creating your own custom sounds. Just like its vintage predecessors, Grandmother's sound engine, modulation engine and onboard spring reverb tank are 100% analog. Want proof? Just give the desk a bump and listen to its springs rattle inside. With Grandmother, what you see is what you get. No menu diving, no recall, nothing to get in the way of you and your sound.

The Grandmother is a semi-modular synth, which means you can start playing it right out of the box without any patching. But if you want to experience the full creative potential of Grandmother, just use any of its 41 patch points to override its internal circuitry and create your own complex signal routing. Choose from 21 inputs, 16 outputs and a parallel-wired 4-jack mult. The options are only limited by your imagination, and with the ability to integrate Grandmother into other modular synths like the Mother-32 or DFAM, or even into larger Eurorack systems, the possibilities are infinite.

Analog Architecture
All the basic building blocks of a modular synth are included in the Grandmother's design, and even some welcomed extras. There are two analog oscillators each with their own selectable waveforms including triangle, sawtooth, square and pulse, with a hard sync button to align them appropriately. The analog LFO is perfect for adding some movement to your sound and with its audio-rate capability, it can act as a third oscillator for bigger, more aggressive sounds. There's also a classic Moog 4-pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter, patchable 1-pole high-pass filter, and an analog ADSR envelope generator ready to sculpt your sound.

Beyond The Basics
The Grandmother would be an excellent machine with only the essentials, but Moog innovates further by adding in an analog hardware spring reverb tank that can add a subtle shine, while taming any harsh frequencies. The reverb tank can also be used to process external sources as a standalone effect. Grandmother also has a built-in arpeggiator that's easy to use and an onboard sequencer that can store up to 3 sequences with up to 256 notes each.

Panoramic View by Codec 562

Published on Apr 22, 2018 Codec 562

"Majestic clouds after rain storms, rolling past towering wind machines, with birds hovering on the wind, enjoying a panoramic view."

Gear: Sequentix Cirklon. Vocal bit: NI Kontakt instrument: Voices of Rapture, by Soundiron, a nice sounding operatic singer sample-software instrument.

John Bowen Solaris - Analog Imitations 2016 by F5D

"A short track consisting of my custom Solaris patches, most imitating analog synthesizers. Includes also tracks with Waldorf wavetables. Some tracks have additional analog chorus and BBD delay in use + Relab LX480 as reverb. Limiting with Sonnox limiter."

"Some of my custom Solaris programs recorded in mono with and without fx, through modified Toft ATB analog mixer. Musically not very interesting, but to give an idea of how close to an analog synthesizer the fully digital Solaris can sound. Most sounds have been recorded without fx, but after 2:40 I introduce some analog Electro Harmonix guitar pedal fx (commented in the timeline). In the last two sounds I used the Waldorf wavetables and 'Jaws' (JP-80x0 supersaw) waveforms with logic digital stereo delay and Relab LX480 reverb. Some of the sounds utilize the built-in eq of the Solaris, but not the fx."

EMS SYNTHI 100 Livestream Coming Wednesday May 16

Synthi100 - prep for new show streamed live next week

Published on May 11, 2018 Honeysmack

"Streamed globally from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne), this online event presents new interactive works featuring live performances on the Synthi 100 by Interactive Composition staff David Haberfeld, Anthony Lyons and Mark Pollard with pre-show talk by Les Craythorn.

More details here: http://precinct.finearts-music.unimel...

Where: This concert will be streamed here:

Streamed live on Wednesday May 16 at:
3:00-4:30pm Melbourne (Australia)
2:00-3:30pm Tokyo
6:00-7:30am London
1:00-2:30am New York
10:00-11:30pm Los Angeles (Tuesday May 15)"

Qu-Bit Nebulae v2 Press Release & Pics

You can find previous posts featuring demos of the Qu-Bit Electronix Nebulae V2 here.

"Nebulae is a granular sampler and DSP platform. Its phase vocoder audio engine provides elastic audio, which can be time stretched, granularized, and mangled to no end. With independent control over pitch and speed, and granular controls such as overlap, window, and density, finding new sonic territory is only a knob turn away. Nebulae can use live audio input, a recorded buffer, or audio files as the source material for its powerful audio manipulations. The live input buffer can record up to five minutes of stereo audio at 48kHz, 24 bit. In addition, up to 75 MB of stereo audio can be loaded simultaneously through the USB port. No naming convention or special formatting necessary; just plug and play.

Nebulae lives a double life as an open source DSP platform with an extensive library of off the shelf alternate instruments. You can turn the module into a lush reverb, spectral delay, or tape-style looper simply by loading a new file onto the flash drive. Do you want to tweak one aspect of an existing instrument, even the default functionality? No problem. No prior coding knowledge is necessary to tweak and refine existing firmware to your liking or start with one of our templates. Alternate firmware files can be written with Pure Data, Csound, SuperCollider, and even bare-bones C programs.

- Granular sampler with time stretching capabilities
- 5 minute stereo recording buffer at 48kHz, 24 bit (In addition to file playback buffer)
- No naming convention or special formatting necessary for file playback
- Supports Pure Data, Csound, and SuperCollider alternate instrument files
- Ships with loaded USB flash drive ready to use
- Black aluminum front panel"

GHOST IN THE MIRROR// OB-6, Prophet-6, Prophet-12, Juno-106, MS2000

Published on May 10, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Getting geared up for an all new jam. Capman dances with his ghost and there's some totally bitchin' riffs in there somewhere!"

DSI Prophet Rev2 (Presets Part 3)

Published on May 11, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Going through the preset sounds & sequences on the Rev2 synthesiser (8 voice).

No further processing used except for normalisation."

All parts here.

Superbooth 2018: Soulsby Synths Atmultitron 8 Voice Poly Synthesizer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Soulsby Synths presented the Atmultitron, a 8 voice digital poly Synthesizer based on the Atmegatron technology. One of the very unique synths on this year's Superbooth !

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

ELKA OMB 5 Review - Italo Disco from hell! Or heaven?

Published on May 11, 2018 Espen Kraft

"Elka OMB 5 - One Man Band. Released somewhere in the mid to late 80s and is somewhat of an enigma to me in terms of usage.

It has the drums from the excellent Drumstar 80 drum machine, but without individual outs and only a balance fader between kick/snare and the hats, it falls kind of short in the "usable" category. The bass preset bank is ok and has some fine FM basses to chose from. The two synth preset banks is nothing to focus on and they should really be left out of the eqation. There are no analog sounds here, it's all digital.
Another sound that don't come through in the video is the fantastically annoying built-in fan that sounds like a defect car exhaust system. This makes the OMB 5 pretty useless in any studio situation unless you're fine with getting a permanently hearing damage.
However, if you find the right balance between the drums, program your own pattern, and play the bass part over an external sequencer you'll find that the OMB 5 has very nice low end and lots of "oompf" to get a solid Italo Disco going!
As you can sync the drums to external clock it's a breeze to integrate this machine into your setup and it's will hold it's own!

My tracks pay homage to all synth-pop acts of the 80'ies like Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, Alphaville, A-ha and many more."


via this auction

"Quick to program and tweak. Features CV, Gate and Clock in and out. A great piece of gear and arguably more versatile than a 303."

But it doesn't sound the same! :) See this post for a couple of demos.

Live Ambient Electro iPad Jam By The Creek

Published on May 10, 2018 Perplex On

Spotted this one on

"Please enjoy a pretty calm ambient live jam in the wild using some generative elements. Rozeta Particles is playing Zeeon Synth and Ripplemaker, captured and mangled in realtime with Soundfruuze. Elastic Drums is running in the background and is controlled by the Nanopad2 for some glitched percussion.

Apps in use:
Roseta Midi Suite
Elastic Drums

And one more with the ROLI Seaboard Block:

Vernal Outdoor Ambient Jam Feat. iPad and Seaboard Block

Published on Apr 21, 2018 Perplex On

"I'm welcoming spring with a super minimalistic outdoor jam featuring an iPad, a Seaboard Block and blossoms. Is anybody also feeling the "Blade-Runner-Vibe"? ;)
This track is a free download:"

Z wölf beat

Published on May 11, 2018 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander²
Analogue Systems RS 110²²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Behringer Model D (silver R2m)
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2m², A101-2², A 114²,A131², A133², A134²²,
A 141, A143-2,9 ,A149-1, A151²², A152, A156²
A175²²², A185-2, A138m,a²²b²²c²²²

Behringer Model D vs. Moog Sub37 - comparing the sound (Riamiwo StudioVlog 89)

Published on May 11, 2018 riamiwovideos

"I tried to compare the sound of the new Behringer Model D to my Moog Sub37. I know the Sub37 has way more opportunities - but I wanted to compare the pure Sound of the OSCs and the Filter...
So I sequenced both synthesizers with the same notes and tried to make the same sound.. after all I have to say, the Behringer sounds really great! thumps up for Behringer... but I also don't want to miss the Sub37 - for example the possibility to save presets and the integration in Ableton with the VST are "mega-features".
And the sound of both is definitely awesome :)"

Arcade Game Music with DigDugDIY

Published on May 11, 2018 Alex Ball


I've been waiting to get my hands on a DigDugDIY Lofi dreams FX unit for about 2 years and finally nabbed one. Put it to use in an Arcade Game style track.

More info on it here:

Roland SH-101 (1982) - Main riff
Roland JX-3P (1983) - Step sequenced arpeggios and chords
Yamaha DX7 (1983) - Bass line
Roland Juno-6 (1982) - Chords
Roland TR-606 (1981) - Analog Drums - Clocked with an Arturia BeatStep Pro
Sequential Circuits Pro-One (1981) - Oscillator Sync Lead (I've just picked this legendary synth up, will be doing a separate video on it)
Dr Scientist BitQuest FX Pedal - Bit Crushing distortion on SH-101 and TR-606
DigDugDIY Lofi Dreams - Arcade sampler and granular device. Used to replay processed chords and sounds from my Juno-6 and JX-3P.
Guitars - Ibanez Jem 7DBK and Dan Electro Baritone. Ibanez Tubescreamer TS808, Fender Blues Junior II, Mic'd with an SM57
Drums - Mapex Horizon HZB kick and snare with Istanbul Agop 16" hi-hat cymbals. Recorded with a single SM57 (pointed between kick and snare) and smashed through Vulf Compressor
Drums in the box - Samples from Atari, Game Boy and NES from Sony Sound Series Chiptune Odyssey library (I think it's since been discontinued), Spitfire "The Grange"
FX - Also from Chiptune Odyssey and various other Arcade sounds
Vocals: Recorded with an AKG C414 - One lead with two doubles panned slightly left and right and mixed back. Then two harmony parts, each doubled and panned left and right. So a total of seven vocals.

Sequencer: Cubase 9.5
Plugins: Waves, Goodhertz, Izotope, IK Multimedia, U-he

Filmed on a phone
Edited in Filmora

Song and video by Alex Ball


If you enjoyed this and want to support me, please check out my album" [links on YouTube]

How to make a Game Boy Micro to Pocket Operator sync cable

Published on May 11, 2018

"Finally, a tutorial on how to make an analog sync cable for Game Boy Micro! I've had many requests for a video, so I finally got around to making one.

Sorry about things going out of frame every now and then; I wasn't quite watching the screen on the camera the whole time. Hopefully there's enough information to make your own cable.

Thanks to Oliver Wittchow and Teenage Engineering for making great products that work nicely together."

AE Modular-Tangible Waves 3VCSWITCH modulation

Published on May 11, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.This time it's AE Modular from tangible waves - small patch in which I wanted to pay attention to the 3VCSWITCH module which has gate and latch.

I added PWM to IO1-A1 latch input and I can control and more accurately switch between ready sound between normal and modulated sound. there are up to 3 such gate / latch so you can give a lot of modulations in the second version with LFO but I think that this picture is better.

This mini modular gives you huge opportunities with the new arsenal and it is growing faster and the project from Eurorack is already being developed.🙃😁"

Korg Kross-2 Demo, Sounds, Sequencer, Custom Patches, Pads, Lead, Synthesizer

Published on May 11, 2018 Herbert Puukka

"I´ve recorded short demos of the Korg Kross-2 using the internal sequencer for bass and step sequencer pattern, factory drum track pattern, playing pad and lead live using a combi patch in sequencer mode. I´ve used my own patches.

If interested, I´d send them over to you.
Korg Kross-2 only."

Roland Boutique 60 Second Sessions

Published on May 11, 2018

"A short video I filmed late in 2017 for the Roland Boutique 60 Second Sessions competition. This is a short extract from a much longer song for the new album I am working on. The synth section of my studio has grown somewhat since this was filmed.
A modular rig has been added and is growing quickly."

Superbooth 2018: Intech Studio Grid Modular MIDI Controllers | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Intech Studio presented at Superbooth 2018 the Grid Modular MIDI controllers lineup for PC/Mac but also for Eurorack Synthesizers.

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

See the Intech label below for me.

Superbooth 2018 - Plankton Electronics Ants! Semi Modular System

Published on May 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"We check out the feature packed semi-modular unit "ANTS!" from Plankton Electronics at Superbooth 2018. With lots of oscillators, a great filter, logic, utilites and a lot more than a lot of other semi-modular desktop units. Sounds great too!

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

Superbooth 2018 - ALM Busy Circuits Sampler, Wavetable Oscillator, Function Generator & Headphone Ou

Published on May 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"ALM not only have a new darker grey panel and coloured knob set (looking great) but new modules at Superbooth 2018 too. There's the 8 channel sampler that's quick and simple to use with a Pamela's NEW Workout style menu system. A function generator that can be envelopes, LFOs or a sequencer. Headphone output, small, simple and useful. And finally a new 6HP wavetable oscillator with sub out, PWM style FX over the wavetables and a great sound in a small space.

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

Superbooth 2018 - XAOC Devices Odessa Additive Mega Oscillator & Zadar Quad Wavetable Envelopes

Published on May 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"There's a lot of talk about the new Odessa from XAOC Devices. It's a 512 partial additive oscillator. With fundamental, odd and even outputs, multiple voices for unison FX, through zero linear FM, lots of harmonic control - it's a totally new thing for the format. There's Zadar which is a quad wavetable addressing envelope for complex shapes and manipulation. This can also go up into audio rates which I'm sure is interesting too.

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

Moon Modular Intros New 5U Modular Gear

Published on May 11, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with designer Gert Jalass about his latest 5U module designs - and a new all-in-one system, created to celebrate Moon Modular's 10th anniversary."

Spaghetti Shrine by HRTL

Published on May 11, 2018 Befacosynth

"This is a self generative patch made on the fly. Leoš Hort aka HRTL just started an artistic residency with us here in for the whole month of May.

He will be using our Monolithic system to kick asses, demo our new modules and be awesome in general."

Genki Wave Controller Brings Gestural Control To Eurorack

Published on May 11, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Genki showed us their Wave gestural controller, and showed how it can be used with Eurorack modular synthesizers."

Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or Hands-On Demo

Published on May 11, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with synth pioneer Dave Rossum (E-Mu), who gave us an in-depth look at the Assimil8or Eurorack sampler."

Superbooth 2018 - Keen Association Buchla Style Mellotron & Buchla Format Modules & Case

Published on May 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Keen Association bring us a new Buchla case with lots of utilities built into the side a new tape hand drawn waveform based oscillator, sequencer and arpeggiator in Buchla format and a standalone fully polyphonic Buchla style Mellotron.

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

Controls on the side panel of the case.

See the Keen label below for more.

5.10.2018 Prophet 6 & Linndrum

Published on May 11, 2018 Distortion Productions

Moog DFAM Jam: With Meris Polymoon

Published on May 10, 2018 soundseasy

"When the Friday afternoons drag on, and things get a little silly, there's only one thing to do, and that's start tweaking on knobs and buttons!

The DFAM and the Polymoon are so much fun! Either of them by themselves are awesome, but together you can jam out for hours!

Thankfully this video is far shorter than that!
This is just a fun jam I hope y'all enjoy it?"

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