MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

NodLead SQ 1Sound0624

Published on Jun 23, 2018 ryouichi harada

Eight Dragon Kings Suite introduction with moog, nord + novation

Published on Jun 23, 2018 nicolai maruhama

"This is the demo of
 + minimoog Voyager Blue
 + XL, nord electro 3 + WAVE
 + novation mininova

Please Enjoy thanks!
nicolai maruhama"

Back Alley Blues for the Tom Cat

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Monotribe as MIDI/Gate master for Tom Cat, which via CV OCD control TAMA TS-206 Space Toms. One Gate also controls MS-20Kit.
Pretty sure the Tom Cat is now my purr-fect analog drum companion!"

Moog DFAM: Banana Plug/Stackcable Jam

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Having fun with the DFAM. Huge variety possible when the banana cables are brought out!!


Hunter S. Thompson

Published on Jun 22, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Massive bass. Utterly nuclear. Scary to think there are two octaves lower than the second note played here!!!!

The instrument should probably be named OP-6, as in 'Oppenheimer', as it certainly does sound like a bomb going off.

I'm off to bed, I've been jamming on this thing for hours


DX5 playing "Rare".

Published on Jun 23, 2018 DX5

Cool shirt! :)

"Original track from DX5 "Pulse Four E.P.", out now (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc).
Special thanks to (everything synth!) for their support all these years.
Roland MRS-2 Promars.
Roland JX-8P
Emu EMAX II (DX7, Roland JP8000 and Virus samples)
Access Virus TI Snow
Kurzweil PC1x.
Composed by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Thank you DX5!

See more MATRIXSYNTH Bling here.

Roland System 100 original brochure 1976

via this auction

StarCruncher rev.4 -Monophonic Distorted Realm Explorer-

Published on Jun 23, 2018 ellis tronics


***This is a -one of a kind- Instrument *** (1) Available

4th entry to the StarCruncher Series of Data Distortion Synthesizers

'Data Distortion' Synthesis is an exciting and newly unexplored method of Digital Sound Synthesis. This experimental technique of sound processing can result in wildly unpredictable timbres and sonic interactions usually found only in analog gear

A typical digital synthesizer sound engine operates much like a multi-lane highway. each of the oscillator voices like cars driving next to each other, drivers waiving politely to one other as everyone travels safely under the speed limit. the sound engine of this instrument is like taking those same cars and having them all smash head first into each other at maximum speed. using the unique controls of this synthesizer, this resulting explosion can then be slowed down, reversed, magnified, literally ripped apart and turned inside out all while being translated into sound.

this model features an 8-key keyboard and measures over twice the length of previous StarCrunchers

Includes: printed instruction guide and mini USB cable

***ships out same day***"

Cavern // Elektron Digitone + Make Noise 0-Coast + Neunaber Immerse Reverberator

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Lost For Words

"Polyrhythmic drips.

(Headphones recommended)

3 Elektron Digitone tracks and one MIDI track out to the Make Noise 0-Coast, the audio from which is fed back into the Digitone for applied delay effect and everything goes out through the Neunaber Immerse reverb pedal."

Introducing the MIDI to CV Converter (MBHP-CV) and a quick repair

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Sbranvlztronics

"The MIDIbox CV can convert MIDI messages to 8 CV and 8 Gate outputs. I added a monophonic analog synthesizer (VCO, VCF, VCA and VCADSR) to the MIDIbox so it can be used stand alone or controlling external analog modules.
I was having trouble with the menu navigation switches, so I replaced them and made this video showing the internals of the MBHP-CV.
A future video will show it at work.

For information about the MBHP (MIDIbox Hardware Platform, by Thorsten Klose) visit:

Thanks for watching."

New Loops Releases Trap Highlights (Construction Kits)

"New Loops has released Trap Highlights – over 600 Trap sounds spread across 5 construction kits influenced by some of today's biggest Trap hits.

There’s 485 Trap one-shots (including multi-samples), and 181 Trap loops including drums, percussion, hats, bass, plucks, leads, and loads more. Also included in this Trap sample pack are MIDI files for melodies and bass, and 169 loops in REX2 format, all manually edited.

The 5 Trap construction kits have been made as whole songs and the audio loops have many variations, such as: full drums, kickless, percussion, kick only, as well as wet and dry versions of synths. All file names have the BPM and the key of the song to make using these sounds as easy as possible.

New Loops Trap Highlights is available in 2 formats - Wav Pack, and Reason Refill (sold separately).

Intro price: £14.98 (reg £19.98) from There’s also a free demo pack to download try."

Analog Synth #1

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Andreas Remshagen

"A short session with selfmade analog-synth components.
Its recorded live and 99% analog (except the Yamaha FX500)"

Waldorf Rack Attack • Drum Machine / FM Synthesizer Module SN

via this auction

"Oh, boy.. this is one heck of a synthesizer.

Basically it’s a full-blown Micro-Q (2x25 oscillators, 25 part multitimbral) with a built-in step sequencer, and all the samples that were in the Roland 808/909 synths (cymbals). [Per Waldorf: "The RackAttack's virtual modeled circuitry synthesis is optimized for drums and percussion."] So it’s capable of emulating all the classic drum machines, (the Simmons is immaculate, plus there are unlikely ones in here like a Casio, some other 8-bits, of course all the old Roland kits..) and also extra capable of producing super far out and excellent modern, custom, wild kits. Plus it functions as a normal analogue modeling synth, not just a drum synth. Making basses, leads, pads, sound effects, whatever.. totally possible and really pretty simple. Same as any other Waldorf Q series.. maybe even easier, especially if you want crazy sounds. You can make it do one random sound, or an entire random program set, then play around and fine tune the results, all without overwriting the program you’re in until you’re ready to, the edit buffer is huge. Copy and paste sounds from any kit into any other kit.. get some FM noise and tweak it with the LFOs.. Oh, baby. Yes.

2 full and separate effects units are present. Includes a bit cruncher that can decimate any patch down to chiptune resolution — that’s really cool. Plus all the normal stuff, reverbs, chorus, flanger, phaser, distortion/overdrive, clock sync delays.. it’s all here in duplicate.

The FM on the oscillators is just sick. Not sure how else to describe it. It’s the key to producing drum sounds using analogue oscillators. The manual explains this in great detail, how they recreated the emulations of drums from the 80s. Crossing FM on 2 oscillators with any of the waveforms produces insane results. Making sounds that scream and cut through a mix is cake. Plus it has the Waldorf randomizer function that you can activate anywhere, any time to get a random patch generated.. it just turns every parameter at random, usually producing some jaw dropping or ear splitting tone. Use with caution! lol

So, yeah. We have 1 stereo input (to run anything through the filters and effects) and 6 programmable outs.. 1/4” of course, this isn’t a toy. Headphone jack on the front panel. MIDI in/out/thru. 12v power supply included. I have both the original German 220v and the original German 110v adapters, depending where it’s going, I’ll ship the appropriate one. I also have the original spiral bound manual (English version) which you’ll also get.

Let’s talk about the knobs on this, because it’s important: they are self-cleaning digital encoders, NOT potentiometers. So if they get janky, NEVER DO ANYTHING BUT TWIST THEM UNTIL THEY WORK SMOOTHLY AGAIN!! I see people buying and selling the Q series encoders on eBay all the time because they got antsy and sprayed contact cleaner in there and killed them. Don’t do that. Just twist them for maybe 30 seconds in each direction until you see a normal movement of the values on the screen. Also.. very sorry.. one of the knobs on this one went missing. But they’re easy to move around, I’ve always kept it clean, I normally leave knob 2 under the LCD screen as the absent one because I rarely touch it anyway. Replacing all the knobs with originals (there are some listed on this site right now) is just as easy as finding alternate knobs to slide on the encoders.. that’s if having one absent really bothers you.. personally, it never bothered me, neither cosmetically nor in programming / playing it. This is the only flaw on this unit, outside of that it looks and functions like the day I opened the box from Waldorf HQ in Germany.

I guess it’s highly coveted because it has the companion Waldorf Attack VST software to make programs in, then use this unit with its 6 outputs to slam the beats in a live or studio rig. Yes, you can completely program it using the interface with no computer. Of course. But people seem to like having that extra VST option (it is really cool). Look around forums, you’ll find people sharing kits for this going back to 2003. Chances are if you’re reading this, you already know exactly what it is and why you want it."

More Info on the Terratec Waldorf microWave PC & the Meaning of EWS

See the update in this post from Swissdoc.

Westworld Theme Remix (Novation Launchpad Pro Finger Drumming by Yeung Tung)

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Yeung Tung

"While we are all waiting for that Season Finale...

Sliced the theme up in Ableton Live, and remixed the clips with two other drum kits."

CHIPTUNE ALERT & GIVEAWAY: "Super Dolomiti Crunch" Released!!! #TTNM

Published on Jun 23, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

A new release from MATRIXSYNTH supporter, The Tuesday Night Machines. Info on how to win a free copy below.

"Check out my NEW CHIPTUNE ALBUM here:

... and post a comment [on YouTube here] for a chance to WIN:
- 1x Tape + Download Code
- 3x one Download Code

Winners are drawn randomly from the comments on June 26th 2018 and notified via a YouTube comment reply :)

Thanks to Strategic Tape Reserve!

The tracks were all created on an iPad during a hiking vacation in the Dolomite mountains. I used NanoLoop, SidTracker 64 and PixiTracker 1Bit, as well as Final Touch for mastering. Fun times :)


SYNTH ONE AppJam - Making Music with a Free Synth

Published on Jun 22, 2018 redskylullaby

AppJam made with sounds from Red Sky Lullaby presets in AudioKit Synth One
Recorded and mixed using Auria Pro.

KORG PS3100 controlled by SQ-1

Published on Jun 23, 2018 AnalogAssailant

Busted out the old Korg PS-3100.
Connected CV & Gate from korg SQ1 into
various points on the 3100 (filter and resonance CV in)
as well as VCA in.

Electron Digitone Cover - My Sundown, Jimmy Eat World

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"I like Jimmy Eat World, and I like this song a lot, so I thought I'd try to cover it using the Digitone (with a tiny bit of help from the Teenage Engineering KO).

What you hear is a single, unedited live take (complete with a couple of vocal fluffs which I didn't go back and fix because it didn't feel honest).

This is the result of that experiment. I hope you like it!"

Moog DFAM & Mother 32 - In Depth Review

Published on Jun 22, 2018 Andertons Music Tech Dept.

"Jack and Alex try out Moog's latest modular tools to see what crazy rhythms and melodies can be created with the Mother 32 and DFAM."

Rakit Metal Synth (Working Name)

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Rakit

"A new 'metal' synth prototype, it makes a variety of metallic (and sci-fi) sounds using shaped noise."

via where you can find more pics and a newsletter sign-up.

"A new prototype percussion synth has been in the works for some time now and it has finally emerged.

The prototype features:

White noise, ‘metal’ and external sound sources
A Polivoks style filter with switchable bandpass/lowpass modes
Sweep for subtle to sci-fi sounds
Adjustable decay and tails contour generator
CV controllable filter cutoff & Gate Input

The Prototype
Initially we went through a few filter circuits before we settled on a polivoks style filter (think abusing op amps). The unit is able to create classic synthesised metallic sounds, hi-hats, cymbals and even an approximation to a snare.Just like our drum synth, you can coax interesting and useful sounds out of the unit, but as you dial it up you get all sorts of crazy. As an added bonus the filter works as a third voice for sci-fi laser sounds.

The white noise and ‘metal’ sound sources are produced by an 8 pin attiny. The VCA is a long tail BJT pair, which on the final unit will contain a matched NPN transistors pair soldered on by us. We thought about matching pairs by hand but we don’t have the time and its unfair to make the customer do this themselves.

A lot of mods have been made to get the unit working so another prototype run will be made before a product can be launched. But I’m hopeful it will only take one more board spin.

Currently we are pretty pleased with the sound palette and fitting any more components would be near to impossible, but any feedback will be considered.

MOOG DFAM RARE Silver Moogfest Model SN 0004

via this auction

"This is #4 of the first DFAM units.

All functions & patch points have been tested. Sounds Great !!!

Look at the picture of the patch bay because some of the inputs are different than the current production models.

There are 2 mounting screws missing & the front right corner has a dent in the wood."

Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

61 key polyphonic synthesizer with Aftertouch

Enhanced polyphony, up to 24 voices

Split or Layer mode, play two sounds at the same time

Load up to 60MB of sound samples in the internal Flash memory

Up to 999 programmable Sounds

Fast and efficient sound selection via numeric keypad

Enable Pitch and the Hold separately for the Lower and Upper sounds

Enhanced Reverb and Delay effects with blend control

USB compatibility, design sounds on the computer and load into Sledge 2.0

Vintage Roland JX-8P Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

Winter NAMM '12 - Misa Digital Kitara Digital Guitar
Digital Guitar cover of Skrillex / Benassi - Cinema

via this auction

"The Misa Kitara is a digital MIDI controller and musical instrument developed in 2011 and discontinued in 2013. It allows for a guitar player to produce a synthesized sound using techniques and motions referential to guitar playing.

The Kitara was the first digital musical instrument to combine the use of touch buttons for strings and frets with an 8 inch multi-touch screen. The player controls sound effects and parameters through this display, as opposed to strumming strings like on a traditional guitar. The display allows for comprehensive control as well as a wide-variety of noise and effect production. The produced sound changes based on the position, number, and movement of fingers on this display.

The Kitara uses an internal wavetable synthesizer with effects to generate sounds by itself. The Kitara is powered by an open-sourced Linux based CPU, making it possible to reprogram the Kitara, modify existing sounds, and program new ones.

Watch the videos in this link to get a up close look at how it works."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 SN L940220

via this auction

Cassette deck synthesizer

Published on Jun 22, 2018 Seaweed Glasses

"I screwed around with my Stereo and made a discovery."

Watch your volume levels.

S-CAT BASS-SYNTH JAM (Hardware Acid).

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"S-CAT Bass-Synth cv/ Roland TR-808/ Roland TB-303/ S-CAT Distortion/ Mackie CR-1604"

FSTOP - Techno for Sequentix Cirklon and Eurorack Synthesiser

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Luke Killen

"Today I smashed out a bunch of Cirklon patterns to shepherd the Eurorack."

Still Breathing

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Zoë Blade

Patch n Tweak

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