MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Arturia MiniBrute 2 Overview by CatSynth TV

Published on May 17, 2018 CatSynth TV

"First of three videos exploring the new MiniBrute 2 monophonic analog synthesizer from Arturia. In this first installment, we focus on the synthesizer voice features:

Oscillator 1 waveforms and modulation
Oscillator 2 as a bass or FM source
Filter modes
Filter modulation
Self-oscillation of the filter
The BRUTE Factor
Putting all together into a complex patch
Exploring a patch from the included Cookbook.

From Arturia's website (
"From the earliest electronic instruments, synthesizers have expanded and enhanced the possibilities available to musicians. We decided not only to apply this mantra to the sound of our new instrument, but to synthesizer itself. MiniBrute 2 was born! A synthesizer that would sound huge and yet be compact, self-contained and versatile. An instrument that would be both comprehensive and evolving."

Part 2 of this series will look at the sequencer and arpeggiator functions, and Part 3 will explore using the MiniBrute 2 with external elements, including the RackBrute. Please subscribe to this channel to be notified the next installments are released."

Columbia Rhythm 70's Vintage Drum Machine + Roland DC 20 Analog Delay Test

Published on May 17, 2018 SUBTOKYOSHOP

Columbia Rhythm 70's Vintage Drum Machine
(OEM same model as Korg / Keio Minipops Junior)

+ Roland DC 20 80's BBD Analog Delay Test

subtokyoshop on eBay

EMU Emulator II Vintage Synthesizer w/ Disks & Chips

via this auction

"The Synthesizer works and sounds great. The condition is excellent for its age. Included are copies of the A & B sound libraries (50 disks with multiple sounds on each disc), boot disc and extra chips. See photos of the finish, but very nice natural/normal wear, no noticeable flaws to the finish, only one scratch I can find on the back."

Alesis Quadrasynth

via this auction

Remember these? Alesis' first professional synth, a 76 key rompler from 1993.

via Wikipedia: "In the Quadrasynth's composite synthesis system, up to four "tones" are used to create a single "patch" or synthesizer sound. These individual "tones" are created by using 16-bit digital single-cycle waveforms or digital samples as oscillator sources, and are then processed via a digital non-resonant filter, various LFOs and envelope generators, and so on - in the usual manner. The Quadrasynth contained 16MB of ROM containing PCM-based waveforms and samples, with the option of expanding the sample base via PCMCIA expansion cards which plug into the back of the synthesizer.

Intellijel Intros Planar 2 Eurorack Joystick Controller & More

Published on May 17, 2018 Synthtopia

"Here's a quick demo from Superbooth 2018 of the latest modules from Intellijel, including the Planar 2 joystick controller."

NIIO Analog Audio Processors

Published on May 17, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with Don Hume of NIIO Analog, who gave us an intro to his Analog Audio Processors.

The Iotine Core 4 is a standalone audio processor, offering 3 audio processing layers in one unit.

The Mono features three analog modulators that follow the sound, which can be used to control the analog filter, the panner and more."

A Chris Carter Chemistry Lesson on Studio Hardware

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2018 Mute

"Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Volume One - Out now:"


Hmm, where do I recognize that most awesome T-Shirt from? You know, the ultimate synth T in the world?! Thank you Chris! :)

Piston Honda MKIII - Tips _ Entertainnoying Tutorial

Published on May 17, 2018 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Piston Honda MKIII with all new annoying voice all package into one free youtube video."

Vector Synthesis with Pure Data and the Vectrex by macumbista

Vector Synthesis - Disembodied Hand from macumbista on Vimeo.

"This video employs my Vector Synthesis library for Pure Data to produce an animated vector image using audio signals, which is then displayed on an XY oscilloscope. Here, the shape being displayed is a 3D OBJ file, rendered as three audio signals -- one for each of the X, Y, and Z axes -- with rotations applied to all three dimensions. Display monitor is a 1950's tube oscilloscope which got hot enough to toast bread during the making of this video."

More examples below - don't miss the last one. Vimeo still does not support playlists as far as I am aware of, so popping each one up individually here. Also see Vector Video Synthesis with a Vectrex and Cocoquantus by Hainbach.

Sequential Prophet X - Taiho Yamada Demo

"I’m extremely grateful to have contributed a set of patches to Sequential for their new Prophet X synthesizer. It was super fun to program, combining advanced sample playback oscillators (with modulatable looping parameters) and warm analog filters for a truly unique sound. I’m so proud to have been a part of this project! I hope you enjoy this audio demo of my work."

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Program: "Star Drum"

Published on May 17, 2018 8dioproductions

"Prophet X Real-Time / w direct output demo by Troels Folmann. No additional processing.

Star Drum is a patch created with the infamous alien drum (aka Hang Drum). A little later in the demo more definition is added to the drum by opening the filter and adding a bit of Doumbek drums to sharpen the attack. Two additional sine wave oscs are added later.

Visit for more information."

Beaver & Krause Grace Cathedral Performance (1971)

Published on May 17, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"As one half of the electronic duo Beaver & Krause, Bernie Krause performed with the newly invented Moog synthesizer on hundreds of popular recording sessions through the late 60s and early 70s -- contributing the electronic sounds of the future to albums from The Doors, The Monkees, the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, and The Beach Boys.

Over two nights in in January of 1971, Bernie Krause recorded his Moog Synthesizer IIIp in Grace Cathedral -- with a reverberation time of 7 seconds -- for the Beaver & Krause album Gandharva.

This archive footage, unreleased for nearly 50 years, shows Bernie Krause and Paul Beaver in collaboration with the Gandharva ensemble during their live session in the Grace Cathedral. Krause set up mics throughout the entire church and asked the musicians to walk through the nave as they performed, emphasizing the illusion of space on the recording.

Bernie Krause is the recipient of the 2018 Moog Innovation Award -- presented at Moogfest 2018, the annual music, art and technology festival in Durham, North Carolina. This award recognizes over 50 years of visionary work that has redefined our understanding of creativity and deepened the possibilities that can be shared between human and machine.

Learn more about Bernie Krause here:

Learn more about Moogfest at"

The enduring magic of the Radiophonic Workshop | Resident Advisor

Published on May 17, 2018 Resident Advisor

"We look back on 60 years of the pioneering electronic music and sound effects workshop.

Visit the RA feature page:

'It was a place for experimentation,' says Roger Limb, who's been a member of the Radiophonic Workshop since 1972, "full of weird and wonderful sounds which people were not quite sure what to make of." It is easy to forget how mind-bending something like the Doctor Who theme would have sounded back in in the mid-'60s, at a time when almost all music was acoustically derived. Breakthroughs like this were made possible by the pioneering experimentation at the Workshop, which was set up at the BBC in 1958 to record sound effects for radio programming. Techniques were developed on-the-fly using tape manipulation, oscillators and early synthesisers, laying the groundwork for countless musical movements that would come afterwards. The Workshop closed in 1998, but some of its members have continued to channel its spirit into live performances and recorded music. We followed the group to a recent show at the Science Museum in London to hear about the Workshop's 60-year-long journey.

Director / Producer - Sophie Misrahi
Editor - Sophie Misrahi
Camera - Sophie Misrahi, Guy Clarke
Dubbing Mixer - Guy Clarke

Director / Producer - Sophie Misrahi
Editor - Sophie Misrahi
Camera - Sophie Misrahi, Guy Clarke
Dubbing Mixer - Guy Clarke"

Novation Circuit Mono Station - Advanced Tutorial with Enrique Martinez

Published on May 17, 2018 Kraft Music

"Shop exclusive Novation Circuit Mono Station BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Novation Brand Ambassador Enrique Martinez gives us an advanced tutorial on some of the more complex features of the Circuit Mono Station.

The Novation Circuit Mono Station is a paraphonic analog synthesizer with a grid-based sequencer. Originating from the Bass Station II, Circuit Mono Station features two individually controllable oscillators and a multi-mode filter. Three sequencer tracks provide control over each of the two oscillators plus modulation, with monophonic and paraphonic modes available. Circuit Mono Station also offers 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, three distortion modes, a four-by-eight modulation matrix, MIDI, and USB.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Novation Circuit Mono Station bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

BladeRunner Ambience Improv by Paul Schilling on Deckards Dream & Linnstrument

"A huge Deckard's Dream patch by Ando Pilve (@user-635888456) played in one go with Linnstrument, with Eventide Blackhole reverb"

verstaerker und fahlen Trommler von Helgoland

Published on May 17, 2018 verstaerker

"my latest track 'verstaerker und fahlen Trommler von Helgoland'"

Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso at the Moog Pop Up Factory Moogfest

PROLOGUE VS PROPHET-6: A Friendly Comparison

Published on May 17, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Join your excitable friend MR TUNA on a journey to appreciate two excellent synthesizers for their similiarities and differences. This is a simple and friendly discussion comparing some features on the new Korg Prologue 16 and the Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 analog synthesizers. This is nothing serious or in depth, just personal opinions on two beautiful synths."

Update: and the latest jam from MR TUNA Music featuring the Prophet-6 more:

REANIMATION// DX-7, OB-6, Prophet-6, TR-8

Published on May 17, 2018 MR TUNA Music


Moog Grandmother Sequencer + DFAM sync Demo "Major Tom"

Published on May 17, 2018 Mattelica

"Moog Grandmother with Major Tom synth bassline sequence + DFAM sync demo straight to Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 17-40mm"

And the original:

Peter Schilling - Major Tom

MGMT Recording Electric Feel

Published on Feb 20, 2015 Skeleton Tiger

Yamaha CS50, Wurlitzer, & KORG Mono/Poly.

MGMT - Electric Feel

via @fabmass

Studio Electronics MKII Boomstars w/ Wood Side Panels

SE80 MKII via this auction

"The filter in this Boomstar SE80 is based on the legendary, creamy, dreamy, multi-mode Yamaha CS-80.'

5089 MKII via this auction

"The filter in this Boomstar 5089 is based on the classic, buttery and boomy Moog 24dB ladder filter."

4072 MKII via this auction

"The filter in this Boomstar 4072 is based on the powerfully resonant, thumpy and mid-rangy ARP 2600."

Schlappi Engineering Eurorack Modules at Superbooth 2018

Published on May 17, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Electrical Design Engineer Eric Schlappi gave us an introduction to his Eurorack modules.

The modules are tailored to creating aggressive industrial sounds - but are not limited to that."

Note, this is the first Schlappi Engineering post on the site.

Elektrofon Klang Eurorack Module (Sneak Preview)

Published on May 17, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Rune of Elektrofon gave us a sneak preview of his unique 'Klang' Eurorack module.

Klang is a 4-voice polyphonic controller. It stores, traverses and manipulates chord progressions."

Holonic Systems Previews Mixed Reality Music App

Published on May 17, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth, Holonic Systems was demoing their mixed reality music system, Holon.

We talked with Henri David, who demonstrated how Holon works with wireless sensors to let you physical gestures into musical gestures."

MFB Dominion 1 - Stoner Drone From Outer Space - While We Were Sleeping

Published on May 17, 2018 While We Were Sleeping

"While We Were Sleeping - MFB Dominion 1 - Stoner Drone From Outer Space - While We Were Sleeping - recorded live

This tune has been steadily making its way through the intergalactic charts and has hit number one in the stoner drone chart on Mask-Bazoo.
Zoopa from the Supernova times has described it as "A catchy fun tune although a bit short, leaving a taste for more" but then he is known to play Grizmos's 20hr silence piece to kick off a party.
Anyways I have decided to share it with my fellow humans, so hope you enjoy it.
- or -
A live recording of a Drone using my lovely analog MFB Dominion 1 synth. The Drone gradually breaks up into pitched harmonics that are produced by a sample and hold LFO, feeding into the filter cutoff and finally, a delay to lift the drone into the stratosphere and beyond.
So relax, have something to get you into the correct state of mind (optional) and play through good speakers or headphones (a must).
Part of my serendipitous journey through the analog and digital domain.

Space vidz from pixabay"

Korg Volca Keys Midi Editor Controller VST/ Standalone

Published on May 17, 2018 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:

Price: 5,90€

The "Korg Volca Keys Midi Editor Controller" is the controller for the Synth Korg Volca Keys .

- It is perfect to integrate the Korg Volca Keys into your DAW.
- It makes it easier to adjust the sound accurately, which is difficult
with the small knobs and without a display.
- The Editor gives you access to the controller on the Korg
Volca Keys interface, and also direct access to the
- The „ Korg Volca Keys “ parameters can be automated, they
can be stored in your Project.

- You can safe your sound as VST Presets (..fxp) in the DAW.

- With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and

It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone."

Custom Synthspa DeLorean Roland Juno-106

via this auction

"Roland Juno 106 analog synthesizer in EXCELLENT condition, recently serviced and restored by Allen at Synthspa with the "DeLorean" modification package, including polyphony meter and "blue meanie" LED lights. Listing includes power cable and synth-sock (cover); the stand is not included."

Access Virus TI Polar 37 Key Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Roland JP-08 JUPITER-8 Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Realtime Transwave Synth

via this auction


via this auction

Roland JUNO 2 Synthesizer with Original Box

via this auction

UNO Synth Tutorials

Published on May 17, 2018 ikmultimedia

"UNO Synth is the ultimate portable, monophonic, true analog synthesizer and IK Multimedia’s entry in the hardware synthesizer world.

We combined our two decades of experience in software and hardware development with the expertise of Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines and IK’s synth guru, Erik Norlander (one of the brains behind acclaimed synths like the Alesis Andromeda). The result is a no-compromise instrument with massive analog sound that’s also easy to use with hands-on programmability and advanced features at an unbeatable price.

Seasoned synth professionals and beginners alike will love UNO Synth’s high-quality, pure analog audio path and its ultra-compact form factor. With both classic and modern synth sounds instantly at hand, UNO will put a smile on the face of synth fans of every musical genre. All this in a synth module that can be easily carried anywhere."


1. UNO Synth Tutorial 1: Getting Around the Synth
In this video, learn how to get around UNO Synth - IK's first analog synthesizer. UNO Synth is both powerful and easy to use. Not a synth guru? Learn what each control does and hear what you can do with ease and sound like a seasoned analog synth user. Already familiar with analog synthesizers? Learn how to do familiar tasks with this powerhouse! Watch the video to learn more about how to get around this powerful yet portable and affordable true analog synthesizer.
2. UNO Synth Tutorial 2: The Sequencer
In this video, learn about UNO Synth's powerful and flexible on-board sequencer. Get creative with IK's first analog synthesizer!

The UNO Synth keyboard also doubles as a step-edit control for its built-in sequencer. Sequences can be programmed both in real-time or in steps and include up to 20 synth parameters for every step, making the UNO Synth sequencer among the most powerful in its class.
3. UNO Synth Tutorial 3: The Oscillator Section
In this video, learn all about the oscillator section of UNO Synth - IK's first analog synthesizer. UNO Synth's oscillators are the core of its true analog sound, allowing it to excel in producing the rich, warm, punchy, deep bass sounds that are the core of a high-quality monophonic synth, while also making UNO Synth perfectly designed to bring a wide sonic palette of leads, drones, arps, sequences, sweeps and effects.
4. UNO Synth Tutorial 4: The Filter Section
Learn about UNO Synth's analog filter section. The pure analog filter brings all the warmth, depth and fatness you’d expect from a real analog synth. The multimode resonant filter can be used for subtle tonal modification or screaming aggressive resonant sweeps. A custom-designed overdrive circuit lets you easily dial in modern saturated tones. And of course, you can modulate the filter with the filter envelope, LFO and performance buttons, as well as automate it in the sequencer and via external MIDI controllers.
5. UNO Synth Tutorial 5: The Arpeggiator
In this tutorial, learn about UNO Synth's powerful arpeggiator. The multimode built-in arpeggiator with 10 different arpeggio modes and a 4-octave range makes UNO Synth a joy to play for keyboardists and non-keyboardists alike.
6. UNO Synth Tutorial 6: UNO Synth Editor Overview
The UNO Synth Editor is a plug-in and standalone app that lets you access all the parameters of IK’s groundbreaking UNO Synth, the real analog synthesizer for everyone. The Editor lets you go beyond the front panel controls and access deeper programming settings like full 4-stage ADSR envelopes for both filter and amplitude, pulse width and waveform shape modulation of the oscillators, modulation wheel assignments, velocity control and much more. The Editor does not make sound on its own. Rather, it is a controller for the UNO Synth hardware that gives you remote control of this innovative instrument from your computer or mobile device. Learn more at
7. UNO Synth Tutorial 7: UNO Synth Editor DAW Integration

8. UNO Synth Tutorial 8: UNO Synth Editor for iPhone and iPad
In this UNO Synth tutorial video, learn how to use UNO Synth Editor on your iPhone and iPad.

If, of, by and for Itself // 0 Coast krell patch & Lyra-8

Published on May 17, 2018 theProxyServer

"Ok, so you probably can't dance to it...
The 0 Coast krell patch was illustrated on one of the Make Noise patch vids - and I've put it though some H9 shimmer 'verb.
The Lyra-8 kicks off in a fairly 'neutral' place... and then heads for a whiff of turmoil...
For me, the Lyra-8 is pretty much sonic wonderment - but then, I'm not much of a dancer."

Xaoc Zadar Prototype

Published on May 17, 2018 Xaoc Devices

1973 Quadruple Envelope Generator

· Four indepenent channels
· More than 200 unique shapes
· Cycle time range: 0,08ms to 20 sec.
· Shapes can be radically modified in two dimensions
· Complex envelope looping and chaining features
· Assignable CV inputs to cotrol almost every parameter
· Preset slots

Based on the general idea of synthesis by deformable vector shapes, Zadar allows you to choose from a wide variety of envelope functions, designed to suit pretty much any possible usage scenario. From basic and simple to complex transients, from looped modulation cycles to rhythmical patterns, from quasi-randoms to perfectly regular functions, natural envelopes extracted from various acoustic and electronic instruments, abstract fractals and physical models, etc. — they all work great as envelopes but also as stepped sequences, LFOs, resonator exciters and so on.

Starting with one of (literally) hundreds of shapes defined by freely scalable vectors of breakpoints stored in the memory, envelopes can be tweaked and adjusted to the heart’s content. Each shape consists of up to a thousand of segments, and it may be warped in time and amplitude, reversed, stretched from a fraction of milisecond to about 20 minutes, and of course attenuated. By manipulating these parameters you can easily obtain a plethora of new shapes, but it doesn’t end here.
Envelopes can be repeated, looped, chained and each channel sports a freely assignable CV input, allowing for most of the above mentioned transformations to be externally controlled as well.

Operating Zadar is quick and straightforward thanks to the set of four “endless” encoders. Menu diving has been reduced to minimum, and is actually only needed for the advanced settings. A crisp OLED screen provides the necessary visual feedback in real time. All the settings can be stored and organised in preset slots.

There are plans for even more functions to be added in later firmware revisions. Also, a small but very useful Nin expander module is planned, sporting yet another set of individual, assignable CV inputs and manual trigs for each channel for better tweaking comfort.

Xaoc Zadar

YAMAHA AN200 & TT-303

Published on May 17, 2018 SHINGA Instant techno

自主レーベルSHINGA RECORDSから作品をリリースしてます。


Side note: I own a DX200 myself. The AN200 is a VA/analog modeling and the DX200 is 6-OP FM - essentially a full DX7 with VA filter in a groovebox. When the AN200 comes in above it has a similar character to the DX200. The synth engines are different but running through the filter and effects colors them in a similar way.


Published on May 16, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

KORG prologue Demo & Review

Published on May 16, 2018 musictrackjp

"KORG prologue Demo & Review デモ&レビュー
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

English sub-titles will soon..."

SDIY Class # 10 - Building a dual Mixer with Otto's DIY

Published on May 16, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"Today we put our Opamp theory in practice, building a super useful dual mixer module for Eurorack, using the excellent Otto's DIY prototyping system."

Introducing the Brandon Coleman Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3

Published on May 17, 2018 NordKeyboards

"We are thrilled to present the Brandon Coleman Signature Sound Bank featuring 50 killer patches created by the brilliant US keyboardist/producer Brandon Coleman (Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino).
The 50 exclusive patches are based on the Nord Stage 3 Factory Bank and capture Brandon’s musical universe covering a wide range of genres.

“The jazz musicians are gonna love it, I think the pop musicians are gonna love it and if you have some funk in you, you are gonna really love it….I got some sounds in here that are strictly for the funkateers!”

Read more about Brandon Coleman here:"

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