MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New FOLKTEK ARTS Matter II Euroack Module


Just pics for now. You can find tons of posts featuring the original Folktek Matter eurorack module here.

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Polyphonic Analogue Synthesiser SN 541575

via this auction

ARP Omni with LED Sliders

via this auction

"This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast's leading ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, new purple LED sliders, clean, fully functional, calibrated, in tune and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo", and many other late 70's/early 80's albums. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR, and a dedicated bass synthesizer section. Unlike the later ARP Omni 2, the ARP Omni 1's synth bass can be routed through the 4 Pole VCF to get fat synth basses. Video showing everything is working and an idea of some of the sounds you can make:

IK Multimedia UNO Synth 届いたので早速触ってみた!

Published on Jul 31, 2018 SHINGA Instant techno

Improv #8

Published on Jul 31, 2018 R. Reger

"Improvised piece for bowed singing bowls, Vietnamese gong, VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Mellotron M4000 Mini."

Kraftwerk Radioland Morse Patch Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Paul Schilling

"A modular patch I put together to emulate the morse sounds on Kraftwerk's piece Radioland from their Radio Activity album. Sequencer set to random, audio rate FM, and and the mod wheel controls several parameters simultaneously"

Rare CLEF B30 Vintage British Analog Synthesiser

via this auction

"This was a synth advertised in electronics magazines around 1982 either in kit form or for purchase as a complete unit.

It features

2 1/2 octave keyboard
2 oscillators
2 sub octaves

See the CLEF label for previous posts including videos.

Rare White Korg 707 Synth

via this auction

"An ultra rare WHITE!! Korg 707 Digital Performing Synthesizer in very nice condition.

The Korg 707 is a pressure and velocity sensitive 49 key (8 voice, 8 channel multitimbral) dual oscillator synthesizer, featuring saw and square waveforms, dedicated pitch, amplitude, and timbre (FM) envelopes, LFO (triangle, saw, square, S/H waveforms), portamento, digital delay, and MIDI. The 100 user editable presets can be saved via MIDI SysEx or memory card. Strap pegs and optional batteries (6 C) allow the 707 to be worn like a guitar."

Baldwin DS-50 Discoverer Portable Organ / Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"Wonderfully versatile
you can split the 6 voices into any combination such as 6 mono synths, 6 sequentially triggered synths,
a 3 note poly and a duophonic and a monophonic....the list goes on. Huge pads, gnarly monosynths,wild SFX,
funky early 80s sounds, all you could wish for.
Multiple outputs, multiple CV GATE ins.
It was designed as a modular without the bother of wires."

X1L3 - Shards and Wreckage - power electronix on eurorack

Published on Jul 31, 2018 X1L3

"In the zone for the sake of something to do.

Shards and wreckage available at:

Shard one = braids at the audio input - split into clouds and a resonant filter, both into mixer.
Shard two = into resonanat filter into mixer.
Wreckage = raw into mixer.

CV generated by 1x grids into 3x ADSR and 3 soundmachines LP1 lightplanes..."

Decaying reverb

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Gecho Loopsynth

"One of the new functions added in the recent firmware update is something I call (for lack of a better name) 'Decaying reverb'.

It does not use filtering, but additional buffer - similar to echo delay line. This buffer's size slowly increases over time, by one sample every 250ms. This results in the resonance perceivably tuned up to a certain frequency (or note), which changes very slowly.

There is also a more interactive mode, which allows for tuning it using sensors and starting/stopping the ramp in both up or down directions."

Patterning 2 - Tonight We Dub

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Electronisounds Audio

"Patterning 2 - Tonight We Dub"

LIVE JAM with 3 iPads!
2 iPad AIR 2's are both running Patterning 2.
One is doing the drums, the other is doing the bass, chord stabs and some extra percussion.
The iPad MINI 2 in the middle is running Ampify Launchpad app and supplying the pads, guitar riffs and vocal samples!

iTunes: Patterning 2 - Olympia Noise Co.

CUCKOO's first OP-Z live set (Berlin 2018)

Published on Jul 31, 2018 cuckoomusic

"Teenage Engineering is coming out with the OP-Z really soon!! I've been part of the beta testing phase this year. In this gig in Berlin, I'm using a generation 2 beta unit or something.. Gen 3? So if you think I'm struggling with the keys when playing, to my defence the beta units have been pretty stiff in the buttons. This has been addressed, and now, a few generations later, I've been told that it's much much nicer to play on. Can't wait to get the final unit in my hands!!!"

It's the sun now (Analog Four, Analog Rytm)

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Erwin Dorleijn

"Groove featuring Elektron's Analog Four and Analog Rytm machines."

Let me out of here

Published on May 21, 2018 Audio Illustrator

This is last of three Pink Floyd style compositions by James Newman.

1) Another Floydian slip
2) Broken
3) Let me out of here (this post)

"Audio illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Cinematic orchestra are pleased to present, "Let me out of here".

This is a musical journey of the the struggle between soul, mind, and body. I wanted to create the mood of being trapped within oneself and the desire to be released.

The percussive 'knocking' sound represents knocking or pounding, wanting to get out of where you are and hoping someone will hear you to let you out.

This is based from the Biblical text, Romans 7:14-25.

14For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 15For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 16But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. 17So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. "21I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin."

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Purchase "Let me out of here" here:"

You can find previous posts featuring James Newman aka Audio Illustrator on MATRIXSYNTH here.

Preview: Prophet X Polysynth - Samples Plus Synthesis

Published on Jul 31, 2018 sonicstate

"We've been sent the new Prophet X from Sequential/ Dave Smith Instruments. Its a combination of REV 2 style polysynth combined with a large multi-sampled library from 8DIO stored on a 256GB internal SSD. This is a preview, we will be working on the full review over the next week or two."

Synth Lines - Taylor Swift - "Dancing With Our Hands Tied"

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Brilliant song. Possibly the best on the album. Great synth part. Synth on the album is a Prophet, not an Obi. Taylor phoned Dave to ask for a Prophet for the album/upcoming tours, but wanted white. Of course, the Prophet isn't white - but if Taylor wants a white one for the tour, Taylor gets a white one for the tour!

So - if you see her on tour sitting at a white synth, it's a custom DSI Prophet.

On this recording I dropped in the basic drum parts. What you're hearing here is just an old Boss thing that was at hand. Drums on the original are Tempest. The album is pretty much all Tempest & Vermona when it comes to percussion.

Studio version is sequenced rather than played - but it's good fun to play the parts also. Filter sweeps etc can't be performed when the hands are busy playing - but again, it's good practice to be able to play sequencer parts in the off-chance the sequencer kicks the bucket mid-gig!

The difficult part in playing along with a drum machine is every single note has to be exactly on the beat. Pianists - if you think your timing is good - import a recording and line it up with a sequencer. The first time you do it will be an eye-opener!

Many musicians aim to play the most difficult music - which is commendable, of course. But in most studio situations, what is required is someone who can simply play in time. Guitarists in particular are notoriously bad for this - they'll shred Vai all day, but can't strum a G to a D perfectly in time with a metronome :)

Harmonically the included is quite jazzy - chords are minor 9ths, minor add 9's, and add 9's. Also - the single F otave at the chorus isn't always played as only n octave on the original. Depending on which chorus, the upper Eb of the Cm9 is moved to the F, hence it may sound thicker in certain places on the original.


Additional Details on MONTAGE V2.5

See the update in this post.

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Neunaber Immerse

Published on Jul 31, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

wellenvorm concert pics

You might remember wellenvorm from the Petrified Forest Tour.

Here are some pics of his concert in the colossal Monument to the Battle of the Nations - Germany Leipzig. Another stunning set.

You can find full size versions on wellenvorm's website here.

You can find previous posts, including videos, featuring wellenvorm here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Vintage Roland System 100M Modules

via these auctions

150 Ring Mod SN 061722
112 Dual VCO SN 081868
140 Dual EG SN 072285
121 Dual VCF SN 071720
130 Dual VCA SN 071693

These match this previous listing with the case.

Roland Vocoder VP-330 Analog Synthesizer SN 830232

via this auction

"Roland VP-330 Analog Synthesizer in excellent condition.

There is hardly any wear or markings throughout and very clean for its age.

All functions are 100% having just had a full diagnostics run. Missing one slider cap."

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS SN 0216

via this auction

"This is Serial # 2400-216, so an early one that is is great shape, with an almost perfect top panel (2 small paint flecks gone on the front) There are multiple scuffs on the bottom (see pics) and paint bump and grinds on the rear bottom corner. The Top left Balance Knob has a few chip flaws. How did that happen? Small flaws on front and right corners. This is an wonderful piece, with amazing flavor."

Moog Grandmother Moogfest Edition Semi-Modular Synth w/ Original Box SN 405

via this auction

"This is one of the first 500 'moogfest editions' and has the badge on the side. The serial number is #405. The synth can be picked up locally in Bethlehem, PA."

Ensoniq Fizmo Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Fizmo is a 48-voice synthesizer which uses 2nd-generation Transwave technology to create very organic sounds unlike any other synth available. Every programming function has its own dedicated knob or button, and there is a limited but useful 4-character LCD display. The Fizmo features an Arpeggiator and 24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms, including a Vocoder and the ability to process incoming audio through the Vocoder and effects.

Transwave synthesis uses wavetables of sound data with layered variations in harmonic structures such that their timbres progress naturally from one end to the other. This allows for sounds to modulate over time, or by velocity, wheel, pressure, or any number of other options.

There are 2 oscillators available for each of the 4 presets allowing for 8 unique oscillators at the same time, not to mention individual LFO and Noise generators for each Osc. Another wonderful feature is the ability to stack up to four individual presets together into one sound and map them across the keyboard. This synth is very capable of some very complex sounds.

The built-in Arpeggiator has 118 presets which can be easily edited to your liking, and 26 real-time control/editing knobs make mutating your sound a pleasure. All controls may be recorded in real-time to an external sequencer."

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Virus Ti2 has a 61 note keyboard and 3,000 sounds. It features a very robust synth which allows you to adjust/wrap any parameter. The best feature is the extensive set of controls for the arpeggiator, which allows you to create absolutely wild sounds and easily control all parameters. It is a well built keyboard, made in Germany, and you can literally spend hours playing and reviewing the sounds."

Quasar M.A.S.S By Quasimidi 19" Rack Mounted Synth

via this auction

APPARATUM - the installation inspired by the Polish Radio Experimental Studio

APPARATUM - the installation inspired by the Polish Radio Experimental Studio from ◥ panGenerator on Vimeo.



Analog sound generators, based on magnetic tape and optical components controlled via graphic score composed with digital interface.

Moonshot - Letterpress Synthesizer

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Billy Muschinske

"This letterpresses synthesizer was built using the Bare Conductive touch board and conductive paint."

Guessing the top section with patch points is just for show. :) This is just a touch capacitive keyboard controller. Looks cool though!

via Bare Conductive

"The Touch Board makes your projects interactive.

One tool, a million possibilities! Create sensors with the Touch Board’s 12 electrodes and trigger sounds through its MP3 player. Make a MIDI piano, an interactive wall, a proximity sensor — you decide. Use our cross‐platform installer to add loads of code examples to the Arduino IDE.

Not sure where to get started? Take a look at our Touch Board Starter Kit. It comes with all the materials and ideas you need to get making today!

Works with:
Protoshields, crocodile clips, copper tape, solder and e‐textiles. Use with Electric Paint to design your own sensors.

LEVEL: Beginner to Expert Engineer"

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Review

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Ask.Audio

"Sporting two analog oscillators, a noise generator, analog multimode filter, digital envelopes, LFO, a sequencer, arpeggiator, delay, capacitance keyboard and user presets you might be surprised to learn the IK UNO synth is just $199!

But how well does it perform and sound? Find out here!"

(arches) small arpeggiator improv & noisy modulations

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Davide Mancini

(arches) noisy modulations

Published on Jul 31, 2018Davide Mancini

(arches) plays the modulör114 (filter fm and reverb)

R-MONO Lab “Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)

ラズベリーパイ・シンセサイザーS³-6R Ver.4(エスキューブ6R)Sound Preview

Published on Jul 31, 2018 R-MONO Lab

“Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)
English Page :

The S³-6R is originally developed by The Synth-Sennin (Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer) who was once a sound engineer of the Company “R”. It is innovative digital synthesizer which is clearly different from conventional any other analog modeling synthesizer.

Individual synthesis based on originally developed phase control and modulation method (αα-Phase Modulation). Driving in High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) and 6-voice polyphony. Also the alias noise is very low even when extreme modulation is applied. RaspberryPi is used as the platform.

Version 4 Additional Functions
•Oscillator 1 waveforms “BiPhase Oscillators“
•Oscillator 1 waveforms “VS-Super Oscillators“
•Oscillator 2 waveform “LSq-Triangle“
•Filter Shape Mutator-X

Building a Eurorack Synthesiser for Kids

Published on Jul 31, 2018 DivKidVideo

"I recently worked alongside Mylar Melodies showcasing and exhibiting modular synths (specifically Eurorack) to children (and some adults / parents) in the Science Tent at Deer Shed festival. Deer Shed is a family friendly festival with a large number of kids and parents and the Science Tent gives them a chance to come and try soldering, make slime, chemistry workshops, build raspberry pi units and come and make music and play on euro rack synthesisers or try out making music on a Ableton with guys from a local Ableton group.

For the event I tried to put together the best Eurorack synthesiser that I could that was a mean little groove box of beats, melodies, bass, FX and some more out there fun stuff. So here's what I used, how I patched it and how it went.

More information including pics, modular grid layouts, patches and more -"

UNO Synth FULL Engine ACCESS with MIDI Editor on iPad │ haQ attaQ 293

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Jakob Haq

"Get full access to the IKM UNO Synth synthesizer engine by using an iPad! IKM states that a UNO synth editor will be available for PC and Mac, however no word about an iOS version ... so I made a MIDI editor myself using MIDI Designer PRO 2. This way hidden features in UNO can now be accessed like a SWING setting for the Sequencer, LFO modulation for Oscillator 1 & 2. There's even full ADSR envelopes available for both the Amp and Filter etc. I'm going through the whole thing in this video!

- IMPORTANT: Template was made for iPad and will not display properly when loaded on iPhone! -"

2018 Moog Circuit Bending Challenge Finals

MoogFest 2018 Circuit Bending FINALS 1080p Published on Jul 31, 2018 Mike Sisk

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - Music Demo Three

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Polyend

"Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer music demo. All sounds besides the drums are made and recorded straight from Medusa's master audio output.
No wavetables were harmed during the shot of this video.

Made exclusively for (yo Gaz & Nick!).
The video, sound design and audio composition by Piotr Raczyński.
Recorded 11.07.2018 in Polyend HQ."

Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesiser Patch Demos

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Modal Electronics

Patch n Tweak

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