MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Prologue + Minilogue + TR8S


Published on May 13, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just a quick jam with some precariously perched machines on some books and shit. A stock sequence from the Minilogue and some Human League bass from the Prologue"

Dreadbox Erebus v3 Filter Sweeps


Published on May 13, 2018 ProckGnosis

"Just some quickly executed filter sweeps on the new Dreadbox Erebus v3 I was able to record at Superbooth 2018 (plus a boatload of extra footage just screwing around with it). The new Erebus sounds great, and once again it shows how Dreadbox just keep building on their ideas. This has plenty of the original Erebus DNA, plus a touch of the Abyss, Nyx, and even Murmux v2 heritage as well.

Some of the big advantages this has over the original Erebus (v1 or v2)?
1. Extra (3rd) Oscillator
2. Mixable LP/HP filter
3. More modular patch points
4. Frequency Modulation
5. Loopable envelopes
6. Cool triple ring effect"

Rare Vintage RMI DK-20 Digital Piano / Preset Synthesizer


A rare piece spotted by MATRIXSYNTH reader Kaden Harris on Craigslist.

"Here's your chance to own a rare early digital preset synthesizer! The DK-20 by Rocky Mount Instruments, Inc (RMI) was produced from 1979 to 1982. So rare, I can't find any demo videos of it on YouTube. It featured the latest digital technology at the time and I believe was one of the first digital pianos. 68 keys. Includes the volume pedal, sostenuto toe stud, and sustain pedal and legs/stand. You can control the decay curves, timing, and release characteristics along with mixers, phasers, and modifiers. Everything works. Asking $750."

Roland VP-03 Boutique


via this auction

ARP INSTRUMENTS Arp 2600 Vintage Synthesizer Analog with 36020 Keyboard SN 26644 & 0463


via this auction

"Synthesizer is superb condition. It has the kenton electronics midi mod installed. And it comes with the 3620 keyboard controller.

Arp 2600 S/N: 26644
Keyboard S/N: 3620/0463"

Roland Boutique Series JU-06 Synthesizer Module SN ZOG5430


via this auction

Sequential Circuits TOM custom cartridges


Published on May 13, 2018 Harry Axten

"Showing off some sounds and famous patterns demo for these bare-bones cartridges for the Sequential Circuits TOM drum machine."

Node Live at the Royal College of Music Now Available on CD and Download




You can find a teaser video of the performance previously posted here. Node features supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Dave Bessell.

Click the images for the larger shots. This is an amazing setup.

"The Node Live album is now available as CD and Download on DiN records. The CD features a six page booklet and wrap around sleeve showing the full stage set up which features an alarmingly large list of classic and modern analogue equipment. Shock and Awe just about covers it!

This is the real deal, all sounds where created on the spot for the gig. Even the analogue sequencers where tuned by hand - no pitch quantisers! The tuning, sequence programming and patching alone took six hours. For the live situation we featured a little more percussion than we usually do which adds a new dimension. It was recorded at the Royal College of Music as four stereo feeds, one from each band member plus an ambience track of the room sound. It was then mixed by Alan Meyerson who is more normally found mixing Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks for Hans Zimmer."

Custom Wood Case for Behringer Model-D and Arturia Keystep by Torsten Update


This is a follow-up to this post. The custom case by Torsten is now complete and will be shipping in July/August for those interested.

"The first 10 Behringer Model-D cases will be manufactured in July 2018. Shipping end of July / beginning of August. Cases can be already pre-ordered for 279 $ + 79 $ shipping.

A beautiful hand crafted wooden housing made out of high quality Multiplex for Arturia KeyStep and Behringer Model D. The case is custom-made in a small carpenter’s workshop here in Qatar. The design is leaned towards the original Minimoog Model D but in a much smaller shape. Like the original, the housing of the synthesizer- and eurorack modules can be fold down."

Erica Synths DIY Polivoks Eurorack Modular Synth MK1


via this auction

"This is a Mk 1 Erica synths Polivoks Eurorack kit built by me. LFO, 2 VCO's, mixer,VCF, 2x ADSR, VCA. Midi > CV is from a Pittsburgh modular Midi2. It is duophonic like the original polivoks. There is no power supply but there is a ribbon cable to power all modules from a standard Eurorack +/- 12v supply. It doesnt need 5v. The modules are in a Modular Studio EURORACK Rail & 19" Rack ears kit (this acts as a desk stand if you dont want to rack mount it. The modules are held in with 2.5mm screws and I'll provide a bag of spares. I've changed the ADSR's to give a faster envelope but this can be changed with 1 capacitor in each ADSR. VCO's track reasonably and could doubtless be improved with patience. I'll supply circuit diagrams etc but these are on the Erica site. This is real analog with Russian IC's and transistors, quirky waveforms and a proper Polivoks filter. If anything dies Erica can supply spares of the obscure stuff.

Erica synths are selling the Mk2 version fully built for 1600 euros so this is a bargain."

Patch & Tweak Live Chat with Kim Bjørn (Push Turn Move) & Chris Meyer (Learning Modular)


Streamed live 1 hour ago DivKidVideo

"Live chat at 8pm UK time this Sunday with Kim Bjørn from Push Turn Move & Chris Meyer who are both responsible for the new book Patch & Tweak currently on Kickstarter here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/..."

13 05 18 Scrotum Lab - 1 Grille and 3 Radio Music


Published on May 13, 2018 batchas

"1 pot can change the rhythm drastically. Great potential :)"

EMS Synthi AKS "one the run" revisited 2018


Published on May 13, 2018 studentsmusic

"a little psychedelic sequencer trip impro showing the incredible capabilities of the AKS sequencer. PLAY IT LOUD!"

KORG MEX-8000 bank D - a few demos


Published on May 13, 2018 SynthMania

"A few demos from the fourth bank of patches on the Korg MEX-8000 expansion (1986)"

Bank C here.

RetroKits MIDI Solutions At Superbooth 2018


Published on May 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, RetroKits gave us a quick overview of their line of cable, hub & host MIDI solutions."

Dialog Audio Plug-ins Integrate Your Modular Synthesizer With Your DAW


Published on May 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth, Dialog Audio introduced two plug-ins, designed to make it easy to integrate your modular synthesizer with your DAW."

GRP Intros Eurorack Synthesizer Line at Superbooth


Published on May 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Italian synth maker GRP introduced a new line of Eurorack modules."

Talking Rackheads - Episode #8 - VCV Rack


Published on May 2, 2018 The Art Of Sound

Full playlist with all episodes further below. This specific episode was sent in via The Art Of Sound so posting it separately here on top.

"Full Program Notes & Time Markers below...

A 'special' edition of Talking Rackheads with an in depth look at the updated Phrase-Seq-16 (PS16) Module from Impromptu Modular

0:21 - Introduction to the PS16

4:52 - PS16 - Basics of use

14:34 - PS16 - Using External & internal Keyboards to write sequences

21:44 - PS16 - Sequence Playback Modes

27:43 - PS16 - Gates, Slides, Tied Steps & Gate Probability Per Step

48:22 - 10 Minute Modules - Modal Synth aka Elements - Greg from Modular Curiosity

01:00:19 - PS16 - Dual Gates Per Step

01:05:59 - PS16 - Copy & Paste

01:08:40 - PS16 - Chords, Ties & Random Seq Generation

01:14:19 - PS16 - Creating a Song & Song Modes

01:22:32 - PS16 - Recording the Turing Machine with PS16

01:31:44 - PS16 - Mega Patch Play Out - All the various techniques shown previously, put into action in one huge patch!"

Welcome back Mr. N


Published on May 13, 2018 Malibu Interface

Improvisation, part of a future live setup.
Using the Roland RSS-10 Sound Space Processor combined with the Koma Poltergeist module (https://koma-elektronik.com/…) for the 3D effects.
2 tracks recording on a Nagra Ares ML.
The following modules / synths have been used :
MS-20 Mini (Korg)
bitbox (1010Music)
Clouds (Mutable Instruments)
Elements (Mutable Instruments)
Electron Fuzz Custom eurorack (Retro Mechanical Labs)
Streichfett (Waldorf)
Avatar (ARP)
ER-100 8 ch. summing mixer (Arrel Audio)
ER-140 Summute (Arrel Audio)
Pico Seq (Erica Synth)
A-157 (Doepfer)
L-130 (Ladik)

ETERNA ★ Ambient ★ Elektron Analog Four ★


Published on May 13, 2018 Jay Frederick

"Live performance with Elektron Analog Four.

All sounds A4 recorded directly into Protools with minimal compression and EQ."

KORG MS-20M & SQ1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Module


via this auction

"Arguably the best MS20 made as this unit has a lot of added extras in term of functionality."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 W/ Gligli Chip Update SN 2193


via this auction

"Recently serviced, calibrated and battery changed and GliGli update added.

In case you do not know about the GliGli update basically it adds many new functionalities, such as making the envelopes punchier and adding more arpeggio settings."

YAMAHA CS15D Vintage Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN 3407


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Analogue Synthesizer with MIDI SN 0311


via this auction

"This is a 1983 Sequential Circuits Six-Track six voice analogue synthesizer. It is one of the first analogue synths to include MIDI in and out and has 64 preset sounds. It has six voices that can be stacked individually as well as plays with six-voice polyphony."

Ensoniq ESQ 1 CRYSTAL ELECTRIC PIANO


Published on May 13, 2018 synths colors

No External Effect Added, As Usual...
外部効果はいつものように添加していません...
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...

4ms STS and Addictive TV Samples


Published on May 13, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"Addictive TV have released to the public samples from their amazing 'Orchestra of Samples' project. The samples were collected over a 4 year period and involve over 300 musicians from 30 countries.

Here Caitlin live jams with a few off those samples that we have loaded into the 4ms STS. Caitlin mixes those samples with our own sounds & sequences generated in the Mad Music Machine."

Panda Audio Future Impact Bass Synthesizer Updated


Published on May 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, creator András Szalay gave us a quick demo of the updated Future Impact Bass Guitar Synthesizer.

The Future Impact I. Bass Guitar Synth is an effects pedal that analyzes the sound of a bass guitar, in real time, and uses that to control a virtual analog synthesizer and effects unit."

Formerly Panda Midi.

Bastl Intros 1983 MIDI to CV Module, Timber Wave Shaper


Published on May 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Bastl Instruments Instruments introduced two new Eurorack modules:

1983, The MIDI to CV Module ‘From The Future’; and

Timber Wave Shaping Module For Eurorack Synthesizers

Here's a quick demo from Bastl's Václav Peloušek."

Influencing Feedback with Dark Matter & Party Mix from Casper & BASTL at Superbooth 2018


Published on May 13, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Dark Matter from Casper Electronics & BASTL brings in feedback, EQ, distortion and envelope following into a single eurorack module made to embrace, create and control feedback. There's a range of unique tones and ways to control them. Party Mix is a simple small utility style output/performance mixer and looks great too. I look forward to seeing these develop and come to life later in the year.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by www.thonk.co.uk"

New FX Platform & Cards + VCF & VCA Prototypes from TipTop Audio at Superbooth 2018


Published on May 13, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the new Z-DSP from TipTop Audio that's more than just a re-panel to the new designs. More headroom, more controlled analogue feedback, better panning / fading laws on the dry/wet blend and nice knobs. There's also a new Steiner Parker filter prototype, new VCA prototype, new sounds / micro SD cards for the ONE sample player and lots of new FX cards for Z-DSP too. Plus a great lush deep house/tech demo for it all as well.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by www.thonk.co.uk"

Mid/Side Stereo Action, Vector Based Modulation & Vactrol Turing Expanders with Worng Electronics at


Published on May 13, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Morgan at Worng Electronics presents a range of new modules included the improved and now released LRMSMSLR which is a stereo input and output device that converts stereo inputs to a mid and side signal then converts mid and side signals back to stereo. Mid-Side processing is a powerful function and it allows for modulation of stereo width and turning mono sources into stereo sounds by processing the side output from a single mono module (like a buy one get one free for your FX which is ace!) There's also the Vector Space which pushing input voltages around both cuboid and spherical shapes to create multiple modulation sources from only a few inputs. Finally there's the Vactrol based Low Pass Gate expander for the Turing Machine from Music Thing Modular.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by www.thonk.co.uk"

Granular Synthesis with GXN from Mordax at Superbooth 2018


Published on May 13, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Brandon from Mordax takes us through the current state of the developing GXN prototype (out later this year) and gives us a speaker tearing granular synthesis demo modulating grain size and position across a range of samples. It's great to see granular synthesis being pushing and explored more in the eurorack format.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by www.thonk.co.uk"

Sampling, Performance FX, Sequencing, Polyphonic Synth Voices & more from 1010 Music at Superbooth 2


Published on May 13, 2018 DivKidVideo

"1010 Music bring their digital heart and analogue soul to Superbooth 2018 with the BitBox, SynthBox, FXBox and ToolBox. Lots to go and a lot of control, nice jam at the end from the designer Aaron too.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by www.thonk.co.uk"

Modular Monthly: Rhythmic madness with Noise Engineering's Variatic Erumption


Published on May 13, 2018 Future Music Magazine

"Noise Engineering's Variatic Erumption is a dual burst generator with an onboard 1v/oct tracking LFO/clock that can drive the module itself or the rest of your system. With up to four gate outputs, there's a ton of rhythmic creativity available. Drums and envelopes at the ready, let's dive in..."

Roland SH3A - my first session.


Published on May 13, 2018 noddyspuncture

"I think I'm going to have fun with my latest toy... Roland SH3A. Sticking it through my Space Echo... lots of possibilities with this one...!"

[SUPERBOOTH 2018] Controleurs MIDI SOUNDFORCE pour instruments VST


Published on May 13, 2018 Les Sondiers

"Nicolas, CEO de SoundForce, nous parle de ses contrôleurs MIDI custom pour instruments VST, au Superbooth 2018 à Berlin.

Plus d'infos : http://sound-force.nl

Musique : Seven Twenty de Diamond Ortiz"

See the SoundForce label below for more.

Moog Sub Phatty+ Meris Mercury7, New Favorite Reverb!


Published on May 13, 2018 Uriel Ortega

What does that remind me of... OMD! I forget the track though. If you know feel free to comment.

"Check out my new favorite reverb: the Mercury 7 from Meris. I made a video of me trying it for the first time, and it definitely competes with the Strymon Big Sky and the H9 reverb that I use a lot. Enjoy, and expect more videos of the Mercury7 with the Novation Peak, Prophet Rev 2, and the D-05 from Roland!"

Vertice Analog Filterbank-Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories filtering Leipzig-S Analogue Solutions


Published on May 13, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Guys, I hope you have a great day.!!!

I reached Vertice from Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories again and used it at Leipzig-S from Analogue Solutions.
Leipzig-S is a powerful analog synth but I added this filterbank to him because I was curious about the effect, I am obviously positively surprised.

you can check the part of this game.!!!😁

I think I will be able to add more interesting mods soon.

Vertice is a powerful analog filterbank with the possibility of patching up your CV so you can do many interesting ideas with different equipment."

SundaySynth #10 : "We Will Rock You" Beatmaking


Published on May 12, 2018 Khoral Central

"Working on some beats for the live set.
Elektron Digitakt + Novation Peak + DSI Tempest"
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