MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dave Smith Prophet 12, Pro 2 and Rev 2 Ambient

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Tarek Mansur

"Hi Guys! Here's a little night gig I did tonight using all DSI synths I have together with Strymon Pedals. I hope you like it!!"

OTO Biscuit 8-bit Effects Makes Its Way to Software

Introducing OTO Biscuit – Softube Published on Jun 19, 2018

"Get it today –
✮ Vive Le Biscuit
Delicious 8-bit effects and analog filtering make the Biscuit a "magic box" – a must have for DJs, producers, engineers, and composers alike. It has detailed bit-by-bit control, unlike other bitcrushers, and built in digital multi-effects to complement the sweet-as-can-be analog-modeled filter. Once you taste it, you'll find it hard to keep your hands off. ✮"

Initially introduced in hardware in the late 00’s, the French-made OTO Biscuit quickly became a cult classic with DJs and electronic music producers around the world. Gritty bit-crushing, lo-fi multi-effects, a sweet and smooth analog filter, and a quality look and feel, made it a go-to awesome-sound-maker in clubs and studios alike.

Now it’s available in software, bringing those crunchy, dirty, edgy sounds closer to the DAW-based studio or laptop-based performance rig, and making it more intuitive than ever before.

The Biscuit offers incredibly detailed control of these essential sonic possibilities, with eight individually invertable or mutable bits, control of sample rate, waveshaping, delay, even pitch-shifting, and analog filtering (controllable manually or with a built-in step sequencer) to round off sharp edges and make even the harshest digital screech sound alive and organic.

Roland SH-2000 vintage analog synthesizer SN 557444

via this auction

Access Virus A - Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is the original Virus, made in 1997."

New Z-DSP With Time Domain And Mariana Trench Cards

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Tiptop Just updated their Z-DSP eurorack effects processor and released some new cards for it and we got to try them out and make this video with them. The Time Domain bundle includes three delay based cards, the Mod Delay with modulated delays, Hydra multi-tap delays and Spirals pitch shifting delays. The other card is the Mariana Trench which has feedback delay networks that can be used as reverbs and room simulations or for some types of physical modeling.

Available here:"

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Nerdseq-XOR Electronics/Vermona-TwinCUSSION/Pico System 2-Erica Synths Live modular electronica

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have a small movie in which I sequenced everything using Nerdseq from XOR Electronics, I used the VCO from Pico System 2 -Erica Synths and the second voice from Pico VOICE, the drums I used with Vermona-TwinCUSSION-drum module .
Nerdseq is great because it has up to 64 steps and each pattern can be of a different length - it is based on Tracker so the same principle of operation but with cv / trigger inputs and samples that read from the SD card.
it's a very powerful sequencer - it allows up to 176 patterns for 64 steps. while working with samples built-in several effects like distorion, bitcrusher, delay and others-this is really crazy thing."

custom digital LFO/2*ADSR with midi

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Alexey Taber

test custom dig adsr/lfo with Roland System 100m

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Alexey Taber

Alexey Taber brought us the Polivoks clone with Alex Pleninger. See the Alexey Taber label below for more of his work.

(Hitachi) Lo-D HMS-30 Rare Analogue Synth with Manual SN 9000154C

via this auction

You can find video of one posted here.

"One of the rarest synth ever. As Internet says, only 300 was made. This one have a serial number 9000154C.

There is a full (all keys at same time) polyphony, two stage tone modificator, multilayered LFOs, 8-pattern rhythm generator, and programmable sequencer. Also, it have a stereo output, so it is possible to play with pan for some features.

Original user manual (Japanese) included.

Capacitors in power supply was replaced for prophylactic reasons, and output voltage precisely adjusted.

Pots and switches moves without any cracks or noises. The tune is fine.

Machine looks like a fully working, but I can not test all features of programmable sequencer (LEDs response correctly then I pressing buttons on it - thats all I'v figured out) because I can't read Japanese.

Nord Micro Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Percussa Super Signal Processor Update: Assembling + Shipping + Software

via the Percussa SSP Kickstarter:

"Hi everyone,

It's time for a short update :-)

Assembling + Shipping

We've been building SSPs non stop since we shipped the first units and we're pleased to let you know we'll be shipping all other units in the next few days. We'll send everyone a tracking number as soon as we can.

Below are some cool photos from a custom unit for a backer as well as a photo from our building / testing / burn-in process.


Because we're currently super focused on getting all the units out the door, we have little to no time to work on the software. Once everything is shipped we can focus on that once again and moving forward the updates will be mostly about the software.

Thanks for your patience!

Bert & Celine"

Korg Kingkorg custom sounds

Published on Jun 21, 2018 tblv9300

"75 custom presets for the Kingkorg can be found here

As is the case with all of my other sound bank demos the sounds were recorded dry into Ableton and no effects were added for mastering either. All sounds are produced in the synth. I'll be writing a review later today on my blog.
The presets take up spaces 201-275 in my soundbank, I've included the preset number in the video in the corner."

GLASYS - Hotel Jams & Utopia Tour

Published on Jun 21, 2018 GLASYS

"For the last couple of months I was on tour with Todd Rundgren's Utopia and it's been an incredible experience!
Here are 5 short jams I recorded live in my hotel rooms throughout the tour + some additional behind the scenes footage from my phone and fan footage from a few shows.

Catch our Jimmy Kimmel Live performance on July 9th!

Gear/software breakdown:

Jam 1: Arcadia (custom controller), Korg Microkey 2, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, Native Instruments Battery 4.

Jam 2: Enhancia Neova ring prototype, U-HE Tyrell, Arcadia, Microkey 2, Battery 4.

Jam 3: iPad running GeoShred, Arcadia, Omnisphere 2, Battery 4.

Jam 4: Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1, Steinberg Retrologue, Arcadia, Microkey 2, Spectrasonics Keyscape, Omnisphere 2, Battery 4.

Jam 5: Neova prototype, Yamaha Reface CS.

Gear used on stage - DSI Prophet 6, Nord Stage 2 EX.

Thank you Jimmy Martin Jr, Joe Griesler, Ed Pinchak, Lyle Goldberg, funfamily6, Dennis Watson and 'Clayton Call Zoom video archive' for the show footage.

Huge thanks to Todd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox and Kasim Sulton for having me on this unforgettable ride."

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Boss RV6 Reverb

Published on Jun 21, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Rev 2 synthesiser through the RV6 reverb."

Patch Flip Jam from Novation Circuit Mono Station

Published on Jun 21, 2018 HardtekStudios

"The Patch Flip feature from the newest update of the Novation Circuit Mono Station is amazing! I have a pre program jam using the Patch Flip function ready to play, and then I copy the pattern across multiple pads, modifying in real time as I go with variations and lots of motion recording. This was recorded into Logic with no additional processing."

Novation Circuit v1.7 Update Sneak Peek w/ Lead Developer at SUPERBOOTH18

Published on Jun 21, 2018 cuckoomusic

With Jonathan, the lead developer of the Circuit.

Also see: Novation Circuit 1.7 & Mono Station Update SUPERBOOTH Sneak Previews

Mellow Linnstrument Jam (w/ AE Modular Synth + Ukulele + iPad) #TTNM

Published on Jun 21, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Another slow Linnstrument jam, this time accompanied by the Tangible Waves AE Modular Synthesizer and a Ukulele :D More info below!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Gear used:
- DM1 Drum Machine iPad App
- Tangible Waves AE Modular Synth, playing additional percussion and noise (
- Luna Concert Ukulele
- Roger Linn's Linnstrument playing iFretless Bass and iFretless Sax on the iPad (

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Kymatica AUM right there on the iPad using the following apps for additional FX:
Crystalline Reverb, AUFX:Space, Kosmonaut, Replicator 2"

Expressive E Mercury Expansion Preset Pack for Touché

Uploaded on Jun 21, 2018 Expressive E

"Expressive E is releasing a new bank of presets for its unique expressive instrument, Touché. Named “Mercury”, this expansion is the first of its kind from the company, and widens the range of sonic possibilities ofered by the combination of Touché and Lié, Touché’s companion sofware.

The Mercury expansion adds 80 new presets to Lié, with a strong focus on electronic and dance music genres. Here’s Expressive E own words :

'With Touché and the Mercury expansion, you will explore dance music genres within one gesture. One sound can take you from heavy basses of trap music straight into the realm of electronic dance music’s “taser” leads.
A misty arp can turn into rhythmic synth chords, and a sof pluck can become an aggressive stab, with just a touch of your hands. From Deadmau5 to Major Lazer, from DJ Snake to Avicii, the Mercury expansion takes inspiration in today’s greatest stadium-filling hits.

Our expansions ofer a unique multi-dimensional sound layering, exploiting all the depth of control that Touché puts in your hands. Each preset is carefully designed and finely adjusted to be sensitive to the slightest gesture. It lets you experience a genuine instrumental interaction with your music, shaping its texture intuitively.'

Expressive E says that the presets from the expansion were designed using the renowned UVI Falcon sound engine (which already powers the factory presets included with Lié), and all sounds are playable within UVI’s free sound player Workstation, included in Lié’s installer, or directly within UVI Falcon.

You can purchase the new Mercury Expansion on their website, with a retail price of 39,99€ / 39,99$ :"

Korg Prologue-8 Part. 2 Video by DKS SYNTH LAB

Second video added to this post.

Moog Grandmother - No Input Patch

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Rishabh Rajan

"A tutorial on creating a self generating patch, without using the sequencer, arpeggiator or keyboard input on the Moog Grandmother."

New AVP SYNTH ADS-7 Prototype Pics

"First shots of ADS-7 prototype

P.s. there was a little mistake in printing (MDI instead of MIDI :) ) at the rear side made by the case manufacturer but other than that its all good and sturdy!
So quite a limited first x10 unit batch :)
Price will be announced a bit later"

Electrix Warp Factory Digital Vocoder / Robot / Gender Synth Effects Processor

via this auction

"The Ultimate Vocoder"

Update: Note the listing lists it as analog. It is actually digital.

Thanks goes to @MarkKunoff for catching this.

Roland Jupiter-6 Analog Synthesizer SN 414632 w/ Europa Mod

via this auction

"It was recently serviced by Audio Rehab in LA by the guy who worked on Nick Rhodes' Jupiters back when Duran Duran were hott. The unit is in fantastic condition, save a large scratch at the top by the Roland logo (pictured) and a chip on the bottom of one of the keys (also pictured). It comes with a flight case and its original manual, plus its two pronged power cord."

Kawai SX210 8 Voice Synthesizer SN K-5263

via this auction


Uploaded on Jun 21, 2018 Arturia

"Pioneering audio hardware and software creators Arturia are thrilled to unveil the latest generation of their legendary KeyLab MIDI controller line.

KeyLab MkII combines the comprehensive control of Arturia’s classic original KeyLab with the streamlined workflow and smart features of KeyLab Essential, while adding exciting new features and a new level of quality, expression, and luxury. KeyLab MkII is the must-have controller for professional music-makers.

KeyLab MkII combines the comprehensive control of Arturia’s classic original KeyLab with the streamlined workflow and smart features of KeyLab Essential, while adding exciting new features and a new level of quality, expression, and luxury. KeyLab MkII is the must-have controller for professional music-makers.

MIDI and USB compatible controller with recording software control thanks to the MCU/HUI protocol.

49 or 61 Arturia Pro-Feel semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and pressure sensitivity

Rugged aluminium chassis

Metal pitch bend and modulation wheels

4 CV outputs and 1 CV input for modular connectivity

DAW Commands with magnetic overlays

Systematic Vol 1 - Patches 1 to 22 - System 8 Engine by GEOSynths

Published on Jun 21, 2018 GEOSynths

"So, here's the 1st 22 Patches from Systematic Vol 1. This will be a bundle of Patches for the System 8, Jupiter 8 and Juno 106. All in all, there will be 192 Single Patches and possible 64 Performances, as well as compatibility with Cloud. The patches for each Engine are different, not copied settings, all made from scratch and from the front panel.They will be released when all have been completed (System 8 Patches are finished)"

New Motas-6 Demo Videos

Published on Jun 21, 2018 MotasSynth

"Demo#6 of Motas-6.
The new MotasEdit software plugin is running within Ableton and a repeated simple bar of notes is playing (Motas-6 is connected via USB MIDI).
Parameter changes on the Motas-6 hardware are sent to the plugin/DAW (and likewise changes in the DAW/plugin are sent to Motas-6).

I play with various Motas-6 parameters including the analogue phase modulation, analogue noise and internal feedback (which comes from the audio output before the final volume control) to the pre-filter mixer."


via this auction

"For sale is extremely rare soviet vintage analog guitar synthesizer "LIDER-1". It is a original guitar effects processor produced in 1980`s by Katchkanar radio equipment factory "Formanta", famous for its well-known synthesizers Polivoks, Manual, Maestro etc. Was designed to be applied by musicians who use external effects in the live performance or studio work. Can be easely used not only with guitars but with synths, organs, bass e.t.c. It is a floor-mounted unit with four rubber footswitches; it also has sliders and knobs for changing the parameters of effects. LIDER-1 has 4 main serial sections: mixer, phaser, Polivoks-type resonance filter, modulator (VCA with ADR) - each with its own parameters and indicators. Commutation are standard 1\4TRS "Jacks" (installed): line input, output (line, phone, amplifier). On the outer surface of the bottom panel, an input sensitivity regulator is situated."

eVADE Duet

Published on Jun 21, 2018 evadum

eVADE - duet
A jam between the mc505 and the tb03 together

Tiptop Audio Z-DSP (New 2018)

Published on Jun 21, 2018 once upon a synth

"Tutorial and overview of the new Tiptop Audio Z-DSP. This is a multi-effects eurorack module where you can load many different effects like reverbs and delays using cards. It ships with delay and reverb cards but you can buy more or even make your own if you're a programmer.

In this video we unbox the module, I do a quick tour of the panel and then we dive into a bunch of different sound demos so you can hear what it sounds like."

Hope and Doubt: viola and synths

Published on Jun 21, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

from my score for BBC 2 series The Prosecutors.
music by Miguel d'Oliveira
violin: Kirsty Mangan


Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS & Korg Volca FM.

a walk in Bordeaux

Published on Jun 20, 2018 Matthew Tyas

"Improvisation on an axoloti ribbon synth in the streets of Bordeaux.
Filmed by Tim B Tyas on the 17th June 2018"

First person synth jams! EP12: "Breathe"

Published on Jun 20, 2018 Synthead

"Download the song here!"

Roland Juno Kiwi 106, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Polivoks, & Tiracon 6V.

Patch n Tweak

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