MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

VCV Rack Tracks by Time_Controlled_Organism

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Time_Controlled_Organism

You can find releases by Time_Controlled_Organism on BandCamp here.

1. Organism Iteration 1: Semi-Random Ambiant Techno
Starring Vult Ferox and audible macro oscillator 2 (mutable plaits)
Complete with patch uploaded at
Sequencing is done via sequential switches fed with CV and clock signals
I've tried to give an example of techniques I like and used on my Bandcamp releases
Have a listen at my latest e.p if you like :
2. parametric language - plaits demo
Every sound except kick from plaits
its versatile and money goes to charity so I recommend it
a bit of parametra thrown in as master e.q and dual filter for the speaking pads
as always vult filters and trummor on kick
blamsoft verb and diode filter on bass

you can check my 2nd e.p just released at

3. the void
Mainly a demonstration of the XFX modules from Blamsoft
Random, "generative" techniques (no sequencer, but everything clocked)
Thx to Blamsoft for the plugins
Thx to VCV rack devs and community
My first E.P only VCVrack on :
4. Dive
Please have a look into the abyss
Created with :
Thanks again Devs
A preview of my 2nd E.P in the works
You can always check the first at : https://timecontrolledorganism.bandca...
5. Noxious Alteration
Published on Apr 5, 2018
Thx devs for the tools !

Thx V. for the green !

Find my E.p. at :


Made with :
6. Prélude
Shows the inner workings of how my E.P was done (in VCV Rack)

A bit of visual effects added to keep some mistery...

Thx to devs and community of

Find my e.p here :


Novation Launchpad App - Radical Dubstep Pack

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Electronisounds Audio

"Novation Launchpad App - My Sample Pack Is Out!"
FEATURING: I show the sample pack I made for Novation / Ampify!
This is a *HUGE ACHIEVEMENT* for me, Friends!
** I am so proud to say that I've got a sample pack inside of this app! **

GEEKERY SIDE NOTES: This is also my FIRST video shot entirely in 4k, 60fps which proved a time-consuming-patience-tester, but this video looks pretty darn good I think!!

I used my new iPhone 8+ to do all the filming (ProMovie) *AND* editing (LumaFusion)!

#AudioKitPro #SynthOne #Firstlook

Published on Jun 14, 2018 James Edward Cosby

"These 5 #Presets are my first foray into the awesome #OpenSource #Synth App #AudioKitPro #SynthOne ! I am enjoying it!"

minilogue syncs with Noise Toaster via MS-20 mini

Published on Jun 14, 2018 karenevil

Testing Noise Toaster with MS-20 mini and minilogue.
Noise Toaster : noise and beeping
MS-20 mini : making sync signal with ESP for minilogue, drum like sound, beeping etc.
minilogue : sequence

Matrixbrute Does 8-bit Gamer Music

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Short wee illustration of duophonic mode on the MB. Good wee riff. I think the track name is 'The Mansion'. The riff is the best part, so I only recorded it (I added my own ending just to finish it off).

I intentionally kept the sound very bare. Listening back, the bass is probably slightly too soft in the mix on the MB. But that's ok. :)

I may do a series of old game music on synth :) could be fun. And I may try out some of those 8-bit synth modules.

Unsure what happened with the vid - when rendering, there was no black at the top & bottom. I'm not too bothered about changing it, though. It'll do. :)

Disasterpeace's music comes to mind with pieces like this.

PS this was just a single-take performance. I had a spare 10 minutes earlier. Enough time to do a wee recording. :)

All best

Vintage ARP Odyssey 2823 Serial #0001

via this auction

"The ARP Odyssey is a dual oscillator analog synthesizer and one of the first synths to feature duophonic capability.

The Mark III was introduced in 1978. Mark III's are also the most common models of the Odyssey. The Mark III used ARP's four-pole "4075" filter.

While earlier models had used a simple rotary knob to control pitch bend, The Mark III introduced proportional pitch control (PPC). PPC used pressure-sensitive buttons to control bend up, bend down, and vibrato. ARP included PPC on other instruments, and also offered a kit to add PPC to earlier Odyssey synthesizers.

Mark III Odysseys also have unbalanced XLR outputs, in addition to unbalanced 1/4" outputs.

The Mark III was cosmetically overhauled to feature a redesigned chassis and orange and black color scheme, which was consistent with other contemporary ARP instruments.

Production of the Odyssey Mark III ceased when ARP Instruments declared bankruptcy in 1981.

Over all very good condition but the switch knobs are falling apart and all will need to be replaced. Comes as shown with paperwork. 1 owner non smoker its whole life. The best part about this synth its the first MKIII ARP ever made! #001 ! A real collectors item."

Ensoniq Fizmo

via this auction

"Dream synth for experimental, industrial and noise musicians. This is an utterly unique instrument that is a secret weapon, and can get you sounds that you just cannot create with anything else. Create sounds that range from thick, evolving synth pads to total environments of sound that are so alive-sounding, morphing and constantly growing that it'll make your head spin."

Orac development update, Norns on a Push2/Raspberry PI

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Mark Harris

"This is a vlog about:
- Development progress on Orac 1.1, and what it contains.
- A demonstration of a project Ive been woking, to allow a Push 2 to be used with Monome Norns as a display and controller.

Intro - 0:00
Demo - 2:00
Orac Update - 10:00

Thanks to Monome for making this possible, by making Norns open source.

if your interested in more information about Norns, you can visit."

16 NEW Melodic Patches for the MS4000

Published on Jun 14, 2018 zafrosoundz

"A new selection of melodic patches made using the MS4000 combo of the MS2000 & MS2000r.

No outboard effects or treatment, utilising the mod sequencer, arp and patch bay."

Korg x 5

Published on Jun 14, 2018 splitradix

"Korg Volca Beats, Korg MS20 Mini, Korg Monologue, Korg Polysix, Korg PS3100. All sequenced by the Cirklon."

DSI Sequential Prophet-6 VCO analog synthesizer demo sweet tone. Wonderful filter IMHO.

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Dave Bellamy

"Jamming on my Sequential Prophet-6. I love the tone of this thing when it is on song. The P6 has a really sweet tone once you get away from the presets on board. Once you explore the sound you discover the truly gorgeous filter with all its nuances. This P6 does have slightly wobbly tuning sometimes though - but that's analog for you - sometimes it is just wobbly enough! I'm using the arpeggiator again. Recorded straight live directly to cassette tape (very old fashioned I know). It's easy to play for an hour and wonder where the time went.

I think this synth would have fitted very well with the unique sounds on Genesis Duke and that era of Genesis in 1979 to 1980.

Video file P5240127."

NAVA / PEK / Avalon / Digitakt : "Splice" from TECHNO ALLIANCE vol.4

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Masaki Takada

"We distribute 'TECHNO ALLIANCE vol.4' compilation linked with techno event.

DL the ZIP file from the download button below,
Please enter the password described on the card distributed at each event and unzip it.

The track to be released is divided into 3 times and it will be released sequentially according to the holding of the sponsorship event. Don't miss it!

*This track will be released free of charge at my bandcamp on 9/1 after the event ends."

A Quick Update on the Behringer Post

See the update at the bottom of the post here.

Gleeman Pentaphonic - Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 8110022

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with some restoration. As you may know, these are very rare. It is ready to be played and needs nothing."

Rossum Electro-Music Synth Modules Demo - Dave Rossum at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jun 9, 2018 In The Mix

"Perfect Circuit Audio hosting a full product demo for Rossum Electro-Music Synth modules. Dave Rossum started the presentation with an interesting brief history followed by a full product demo for all 5 Rossum Electro music synth modules which are: Evolution, Control Forge, Morpheus, Satellite and Assimil8or."

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Brooklyn Synth Expo 2018 - A Video Tour

Published on Jun 12, 2018 The Deli's Synth Expo

Two videos from last weekend's event.

"This past weekend, around 2,500 musicians made their way to the Brooklyn's Synth Expo and Stompbox Exhibit, to play with synths and stompboxes. Tens of thousands of knobs were twisted while hundreds of ears evaluated the results.

The organizers' goal behind the idea of joining these two already established expos was to foster cross-pollination between the formats, and therefore generate more interest in each. The effort seemed to succeed, with many of the more experimental pedal lovers trying out synths and many synth lovers looking at the edgier stompboxes to add an extra variable to their synths' effect section."

Novation Circuit Mono Station Review by Dacci Pucci

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Dacci Pucci

"In this in-depth review I take a close look at Novation's Circuit Mono Station, a small and powerful analog synth with a versatile sequencer and dirty sound."

Groovebox for iOS | Uncovering Musical Creativity with Slugabed

Published on Jun 14, 2018 WeAreAmpify

iTunes: Groovebox - Novation

"Artist and label owner Slugabed talks about inspiration and music making with Ampify on iOS.

'Inspiration can just strike you at any moment'

Midi In and Chromatic Mode now supported.

GROOVEBOX for iPhone & iOS
Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. As from today, Groovebox supports Midi In and Chromatic-Mode, allowing external midi keyboards and other devices to play and record patterns into iPad and iPhone.

Ampify is a unique innovative team formed from Novation, world-renowned music instrument pioneers. We’re responsible for some of the most popular music creation and remixing apps on Apple’s App Store. Launchpad for iOS has nearly 7 million downloads, and Blocs Wave for iOS won a number of prestigious awards. Our team, originally called Blocs, is now known as Ampify.

Launchpad is the number one app for remixing and performing electronic music, whilst Blocs Wave paves the way for generating new musical ideas instantly. Now with Groovebox supporting these advanced features, Ampify offers a variety of new creative ways to make music on iOS.

The Ampify team was born out of talent from established electronic music brand Novation. The team were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware. Their latest accolades include Launchpad, Blocs Wave and Groovebox for iPad and iPhone."

Previous posts featuring Groovebox for iOS

New Stereoping Synth Programmer for Rhodes Chroma

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Stereoping

"Demo for the Stereoping Synth Programmer for the Rhodes Chroma (with CC+ Midi Interface). 3 rack units high, convertible from rackmount to desktop with optional Woodcheeks, 3.5 kg steelcase, 45 knobs, direct access to all parameters of the Chroma, clear text values on display for Patch Modes, Waveforms, Modulation sources and others. This quick demo is not that comprehensive, i just wanted to record at least something before the owner of the Chroma gets his Synth back. The Video contains two parts of turning knobs while some sequences of the MPC1000 are sending Midi notes to the Chroma. The first clip covers the basics, the second is about the 'Relative' Mode which allows keeping value intervals between Channel A and B for tuning and time relevant parameters."

Digitakt Techno Sessions #05 - Almost there (Minimal Techno with the Elektron Digitakt)

Published on Jun 14, 2018 umonox

"Hello my Friends. It was about time for another Minimal Techno Session with the Elektron Digitakt. So here we go! :-) And - as a side note: I also have a tiny little announcement for you ;-) Stay tuned - its in the Video!

I hope you like this Video. If this is the case: Dont forget to leave your Like. Also: Tell me about it in the Comments, will ya?! I always like to hear from you!

I wish you all the best my Friends and i see you - in my next Video!


Synthchaser #104 - ARP Quadra Demonstration

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Synth Chaser

"Finally our long and tedious restoration is complete, and I walk you through the features and sounds of the ARP Quadra.

0:28 Bass Section
3:37 String Section
5:55 Poly Synth Section
9:20 Lead Synth Section
18:27 Phase Shifter
21:31 ARP Quadra Sounds
24:18 Conclusion

I have ARP Quadras available, please contact me through my website if you are interested in purchasing one."

You can find the restoration videos here.

Into Modular #4 How to build a DIY eurorack case

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Dave Mech

"In this video I show you how I built my own Eurorack case. I've tried to be as informative as possible without making it too long winded. If you have any questions about the process or anything else, feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge.

The Build of Materials for the electronic parts I used can be found here:

I based my design on Bastl Instruments Rumburack 2.0:"

patterning: norns study 2

patterning: norns study 2 from tehn on Vimeo.

"norns offers a view into its thoughts through a charmingly low-resolution screen. the 128 by 64 pixels can display 16 gradations from black to white.

each script defines what happens on the screen. an interface can be as complex or simple as you like..."

many tomorrows: norns study 1

Farfisa Syntorchestra Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 6395

via this auction

Futuresonus Parva - Polyphonic Analog desktop synth

via this auction

"This is a fantastic 8-voice multitimbral analog desktop synthesizer. It is MPE compatible, has USB host capabilities, meaning you can plug a class compliant USB controller directly into it, as well as standard USB and MIDI. It has individual outs per voice, in addition to a stereo master out. I encourage you to listen to demos and hear how great it sounds!!! The user manual is also available on line to read about what a deep instrument this is."

You can find additional posts featuring the Futuresonus Parva here.

Quadrangle meets DFAM | Modular Vignette Series

Published on May 17, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Having fun with the Synthrotek Quadrangle and seeing how it plays with the DFAM and the Basilimus Iteritas Alter. All modulations are happening from the Quadrangle which I'm controlling with Pressure Points. The DIY kit is available now. For more info go here:"

Easy 2 Voice Mod for Synthrotek DS-M | Modular Quick Tip

Published on Jun 13, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Here’s an easy way to get a kick and snare out of one Synthrotek DS-M analog drum module. It’s a simple mod using a vactrol on the mix knob or even better, the adjustable resistance from the Synthrotek Vac Pack and a jack to control it all via CV (which alternates between the white noise source and the oscillator):"

Neo Ventilator 2 Modular

Published on Jun 14, 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,

Introducing EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK | Native Instruments

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Native Instruments


1. Introducing EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK | Native Instruments
Watch this introduction to CRUSH PACK – the latest installment in Native Instruments' new line of effects.

BITE, DIRT, and FREAK offer modern twists on the prized tone of early samplers, the timeless shred of a sophisticated stomp box, dynamic ring modulated sci-fi sounds, futuristic timbres, other-worldly radio broadcasts, and more.
2. Introducing BITE from EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK | Native Instruments
CRUSH PACK is the latest installment in Native Instruments’ new line of effects. BITE, DIRT, and FREAK offer modern twists on the prized tone of early samplers, the timeless shred of a sophisticated stomp box, dynamic ring modulated sci-fi sounds, futuristic timbres, other-worldly radio broadcasts, and more.
3. Introducing DIRT from EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK | Native Instruments
DIRT is a distortion stompbox that combines analog modeling with highly refined controls and flexible routing.
4. Introducing FREAK from EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK | Native Instruments
FREAK combines frequency shifting, ring modulation and radio modulation techniques in one versatile package.

Update: The official press release:

"Berlin, June 15, 2018 – Native Instruments today launch EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed MOD PACK.

CRUSH PACK offers three plug-ins, covering a wide array of tonal distortion effects – bit-crushing, stompbox-style distortion, ring modulation, amplitude modulation, frequency shifting, and more – and each with innovative new creative features, such as allowing external sidechain sources as modulators. Each also features the same prized sound quality that earned MOD PACK plaudits from press and users alike, making CRUSH PACK another essential upgrade from the distortion effects found in DAWs.

CRUSH PACK consists of three VST/AU/AAX plug-ins: A bitcrusher and sample rate reducer called BITE, a distortion effect called DIRT, and a multi-mode modulating device called FREAK. 234 carefully designed presets showcase the huge range of tonal distortion possible.

Additionally, all MOD PACK owners can enjoy a significant crossgrade discount on the price of CRUSH PACK.

BITE recreates the prized sonic imperfections that defined hip-hop and dance music’s first golden era, but it takes things much further. It allows a wide sonic palette, from authentic 80s organic digital crunch to depth-charged extremes. Modern features like auto-input/output compensation ensure controlled chaos.

DIRT offers organic-sounding distortion, crafted by sound designers. Flexible signal routing, blending, and other carefully crafted parameters allow unusual levels of control. Unlike the stompboxes upon which its sound is based, DIRT’s controls are calibrated for subtle tone-shaping (even when delivering extreme sonic results), and powerful features such as wavefolding allow complex, dynamic timbres, even from simple sources like sine waves.

FREAK (derived from ‘frequency shifting’) delivers three sound-bending modulation types in one plug-in. Innovative modes like retro radio lo-fi, stereo modulation, and wild sidechain ability sit alongside classic AM, ring mod, and frequency shifting techniques. This range allows detuned horror-style vocals, rich metallic timbres, rhythmic sidechaining, the sound of vintage broadcasts or alien transmissions, and more.

Pricing and availability
EFFECTS SERIES – CRUSH PACK is available now at the NI Online Shop for €69 / $69 / £59 / ¥ 8780 / AU$ 99

MOD PACK owners can upgrade to CRUSH PACK now at the NI Online Shop for just €44 / $44 / £37 / ¥ 5600 / AU$ 60"

VERMONA PERFOURMER // synths playing Bach Prelude D major // 5

Published on Jun 14, 2018 LESINDES

"No ODD COUPLE this time, kind of an odd solo, No. 5:
VERMONA PERFOURMER two times, first unisono with all four voices and then as a monosynth.
My challenge here was to tweak a proper sound for the BACH Prelude D major, BWV 850."

Europa Custom Sample and Wavetable Loading

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Propellerhead

The skin/design aesthetic reminds me of Verbos Electronics. Coincidence? Fascinating stuff.

Previous posts.

Moog Sub 37 Drum Sequence Patch Demo & Tutorial

Published on May 15, 2018 AdamSchneiderMusic

"Quick demonstration of a drum sequence patch I created on the Moog Sub 37. All sounds generated by the Sub 37 and no external processing was used."

Moog Sub 37 - Drum Sequence Patch Tutorial

Published on Jun 14, 2018 AdamSchneiderMusic

"In this tutorial I walkthrough how you can create a patch on the Moog Sub 37 that morphs between kick, snare, and hi-hat sounds to create a beat using the sequencer. No external processing was used on the Moog sounds in this video.

Thanks for watching."

Roland TR-626 + TB-03 Acid Jam

Published on Jun 14, 2018 anode8

"Here's a little acid house track using the vintage TR-626 Rhythm Composer in pattern step record mode, along with a sequence from the TB-03 bassline. The stereo track was recorded into Logic Pro, and some light compression added."

Electribe EMX1, ESX1, Poly800, Moog Slimphatty - Techno Session

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Organzoner

"A quick Techno session Canada"

skinnerbox - sofa tales #2 (minimoog, elektron, digitakt)

Published on Jun 14, 2018 skinnerbox

Varigate 4+ with Basimilus and volca | Modular Jam #004 | waiting for arpitecht

Published on Jun 14, 2018 Funk Tree

"Last video with my first modular setup. Is this jam too bassy ? Too much of 'four to the floor' ?
Let me know in comments. New modules are in :) ...I cannot wait to use the arpitecht... In this jam Volca sample is helping the baaimilus with rhythms."

Yamaha CS5 repair tips/demo/feature review

Published on Jun 14, 2018 sounddoctorin

"Bob Weigel of shows a peculiar manifestation of a bad IG00156 vcf chip in the Yamaha CS5 synthesizer from 1978. Pardon absence of highest frequencies that my camera and audio at 22khz doesn't register but I was hearing those shrill upper notes here and sounded reasonably in tune :-) . I added a description of this issue to my global synth resource pages for synths using this vcf in case others see this failure mode."

Roland Alpha Juno 2 Demo

Published on Jun 13, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Patch n Tweak

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