MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday, August 05, 2018

NuEVI Feels Like - by Nyle Steiner and Mark Steiner

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Mark Steiner

"How does it feel to play the NuEVI?

For wait list and info, email:

NuEVI created by Johan Berglund of Berglund Instruments in Sweden.
EVI invented by Nyle Steiner.
Save the EVI movement successfully realized and driven by Steve Anderson.

Jason, my 12 year old son asked why we were doing such a strange thing in this video. I told him it was just a stunt. He said, quite seriously, "that's really not a stunt, Dad, that's just screwing around."

A little bit distorted by youtube compression, but not as badly as often can be for an isolated saw wave sound. Doing this video I did tests and learned that their compression doesn't distort a pulse width modulated square wave. And that both are far less distorted if you pan them at about 6% (or more but I did 6%) away from center. So happy find. Thank you for listening!

Setup: NuEVI midi to CV.OCD converter to Doepfer Slew on breath, controlling a Manhatten Analog - Nyle Steiner Synthesystem Filter, which is filtering a Pittsburgh Modular VCO, which goes through Valhalla Hall reverb. A journey of human to digital to analog through digital... all used to strengthen each other."

Forst, West Germany | SE-02, Plumbutter, Minidisc, OP1, Fieldkit FX, Thyme

Published on Aug 5, 2018 HAINBACH

"The last piece in my holiday series - back home today. The Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter is a beautiful filter - running the Roland SE-02 through it gives wide stereo movement and adds even more warmth to this tiny but powerful synthesizer.

Minidisc plays lyrics I sung and cut-up through the lovely delay and frequency shifter on the Field Kit FX, OP1 is the choir patch.'

Steiner-Parker Synthacon Variations 2

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Todd Barton

"Headphones recommended. More explorations of Nyle Steiner’s genius switch modulation matrix on his Synthacon!"

IK Multimedia UNO Synth & volca sample OKGO !!

Published on Aug 5, 2018 SHINGA Instant techno

Korg M1 Synthesizer SN 091193

via this auction

I never noticed the round/circular indentations on the side of the case before.

Electro Smith FV-1 DSP Eurorack Module Build

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"I take a Electro Smith FV-1 DSP and build a eurorack module around it."

Roland MKS-80 Repair PART 1?

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Really Nice Audio

"Please excuse the fan noise, everything is on full blast in this heat. But I thought this was too interesting not to try and document the repair."

Moog Grandmother and Octave Cat Messing About #1

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"This video is a general messing about with the Moog Grandmother with the Octave Cat signal patched into the audio in of the Grandmother. You can create some pretty big sounds with the Moog and the Octave Cat is no slouch. Really, this is just me experimenting and talking a bit about what I'm doing. Mostly music and knob twiddling though."


Published on Aug 5, 2018 TheXcee

"with a lil tricks the SIRIUS FILTER makes really fun!"

Knobcon Number Seven Just Around the Corner - September 7-9 Chicagoland

Knobcon Number Seven is set for next month, the weekend of September 7-9 in Chicagoland!
This is the largest synth event in the US, even bigger than NAMM when it comes to synths.

Full details at

"Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's seventh year. Complete with performances, workshops and vendors, Knobcon allows for a fully immersive experience. Attendees can get their hands on an incredible amount of equipment and talk directly with designers of some of today's most innovative synthesizer products.

Held just outside Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, the entire event takes place under one roof. Enthusiasts travel from all parts of the world to attend this yearly event. Direct access to all major forms of transportation make this an easy destination for those traveling.

Who should attend?
If you are interested in electronic-based or experimental music and the tools used to create it, this is the place for you. The diversity and passion of those at knobcon make it enjoyable for all experience levels."

Be sure to see the Knobcon label here on MATRIXSYNTH for additional posts, including some of what you can expect to see at this year's event, as well as coverage from previous years.

Prophet 12 feedback filters and other features

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Adrian Wardle

"I've been half thinking about selling my Prophet 12 to fund a Prophet X, so thought I'd put together a demo to let me take some time to really focus on the instrument. This uses some of the sounds I've programmed that use the P12's unique features such as the tuned feedback, the polyphonic delays. Also a couple of sounds leaning heavily on the much maligned now pass filter.

This has helped me decide that I'm not selling it. Although it can be a real pain to dial it into the sweet spots, it does things that no other hardware synth can.

Bigger Bully. This is an effort to make a really big polysynth sound. A lot of people think the P12 can't do this sort of sound at all. Uses all for oscillators running detuned PWM's, with the sound layered and all the filters on the second layer have a delayed start.

Enceladus. Sine waves, AM and a lot of tuned feedback.

Fmod DDL Cloud. This is using a sine wave oscillator to modulate the delay time for some delay FM. I'm pretty certain no other hardware polysynth can pull off this trick.

Food DDL Chime. A variation on the above technique to create a very different type of sound.

Resonance in D. This is uses the delays with the time parameters tuned to act as a crude resonance bank. A hefty dose of tuned feedback and lots of subtle and not so subtle routing of velocity to various parameters makes this very organic. I'm probably not showing it off to it's full potential in this vid.

Silver Voices. I've heard a lot of talk about people liking the choir samples in the Prophet X. This started off as a bit of an experiment to see if I could dial in expression to a single cycle wave rather than being stuck with whatever I'm given in the form of a sample as you get on the Prophet X. I then added some Prophet 12 metallic weirdness to complete the sound.

Meditation Bowl. This is using the delay lines as a kind of resonant bank again and a little bit of tuned feedback.

Dark Filter Slow. Just here to show the the Prophet 12 can sound warm and analog when it wants to.

Rez Epoch. Another rich analogue sound leaning heavily on the much maligned Curtis filter."

VCV Rack Very Cool Patch Contest Week 5 - Chaos by Qwelk

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Omri Cohen

"I used the Turing Machine to trigger the Rule and Trigger inputs of Chaos, and used the different outputs, through a sequential switch, to trigger Slap. I used it also to modulate the PO-204 (its frequency, wave inputs, and one phase input) which I have to say, I really fell in love with. An ADSR module is also being triggered by Chaos, and it opens the cutoff of the filter for the bass, which comes from the Palm Loop oscillator. Big thanks to Carbonic Acid for helping me out with creating my own blank modules!"

USSR drummachine LELL UDS Demo

Published on Aug 5, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

via this auction

"LELL UDS is a compact analog electronic percussion module like SIMMONS, FORMANTA (ROKTON) USSR, Latvian ELSITA or similar...Good for use if you need a 80-th type drum sounds or modern and experimental rich/warm percussion. Lell UDS module can be triggered from any drum machines individual outputs or used with standard velosity sens. drum pads.

It has 2 independent and identical channels with powerfull parameters of synthesis such - GAIN, TONE PITCH, ENV MOD, RELEASE, RESONANCE, ACCENT, NOISE HI-LOW, MIX TONE-NOISE, LEVEL etc...

Polyphony - 2 voices
Oscillators - 2 + 2 noise generators with AR
Filter - resonant lowpass, env mod
Pitch - tone tuning
Amplifier - attack, release, volume
Ext control - 2 rubber drum pads with velocity
Weight - about 3kg (module)

Sometimes a squeaking sound appears on the background.
Carefully watch the video"


Published on Aug 5, 2018 TheXcee

"again...much fun on this buddy"

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell Dystopia DiN56

Demo track of Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell's upcoming release, Dystopia DiN56.

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell Dystopia DiN56

Release date 21st September 2018

Limited to 500 copies. Digipak CD format. Bar code 5028423180562

The names of both Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell should be very familiar by now to followers of the DiN ambient electronica label. Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) has two solo albums, Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32) as well as collaborations with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37) and most recently World Adapter (DiN48) with Self Oscillate (Ingo Zobel). Bessell on the other hand has a single solo album Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) as well as his contributions to the two synth supergroup Node releases (Node 2 (DiN44) & Node Live (DiN55)). Of course the duo have already collaborated before on their 2012 album, “Morphogenic” (DiN41) and “Dystopia” sees these two musicians continue their sonic dialogue.

Track titles such as “Cipher”, “Mutagen” and “Devoid” as well as the album title leaves one in no doubt that you are entering a dark and foreboding sound world. Indeed Bessell quotes the infamous novel “Neuromancer” by William Gibson as a major influence. Bakis Sirros as ever weaves his intricate modular rhythms that seem to squirm and writhe underneath vast slabs of analogue chords that rise and fall like cities. Indeed the album is very dynamic with complex, almost classical arrangements that constantly shift under ones feet. Amongst this Bessell introduces some fleeting guitar work as well as his adventurous analogue physical modelling sound design. Seeming to inhabit a netherworld between dark electronica and progressive synth these two musicians have once again created an album that just doesn’t sound like anyone else out there. Join them for a unique sonic adventure.

Soundcloud demo @

01 Cipher 6:39
02 Filament 9:49
03 Underclouds 6:55
04 Into The Distance 8:48
05 Forest Of Stars 8:54
06 Mutagen 5:36
07 Devoid 3:49
08 Mycelium 10:01
Total Time 60:45

Riders on the storm - (Moog Subsequent 37, KORG grandstage)

Published on Aug 5, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

I have not made music for some time due to holidays, travels etc, and when this happens I tend to fall into the black hole of writers block.

One of the things that I try to do to get back up is just jam and jam and jam, like with this one do sort of a cover track. Making a cover song helps (me) to take a lot of pressure off on the creative side of things.. e.g it lets you just work with the song that is already there.

I get it, singing and stuff is not what i normally do, however for this cover version there was no instrumental way of making this happen. So yeah... here it it, a cover song, by yours truly, singing and all :D

This is all done in one take, with multiple cams.. so the mixing of the vocals and stuff might be a bit off.. but hey thats what you get whey you jam right?

Gear used: Moog subsequent 37 for the main bass + RE-20 delay and Strymon bluesky reverb. KORG grandstage + eventide space reverb, ditto x2 looper, catalinbread CSIDMAN, red panda particle. ms-20 mini + strymon el capistan (analogue storm sound), clavia nord lead A1 (slow arpeggios and resonant synth rain).

I hope you will like it.. and hey, YES there is a LOT of noise.. my aircon had to be turned on (it is hot as hell) .. so you will hear a lot of ambient background stuff. (maybe even my chair creaking).


FAC Envolver v2

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Fred Anton Corvest

FAC Envolver v2 - Sending MIDI CC/NOTES in ApeMatrix
FAC Envolver v2 - Noise Gate fx in Garage Band
FAC Envolver v2 - Trigger Gate fx - Garage Band - Cubasis - ApeMatrix
FAC Envolver v2 - Sending MIDI CC/NOTES in Audiobus
FAC Envolver v2 - Sequencing Ruismaker in Audiobus

via iTunes: FAC Envolver - Frederic Corvest

"Being a MIDI effect in its essence, controlling your synthesizers parameters (e.g volume, cutoff, res) with MIDI CC and notes, FAC Envolver is also able to transform the input audio via two exclusive effects: a Noise Gate and a Trance Gate. This combination is the key to breathe life into your sound, providing interesting natural modulation and sequences that will always be different by nature.

Under the hood, FAC Envolver is an envelope follower delivering MIDI data generated from the contour of a signal. The source of this signal may come from two distinctive circuits: the first one is a classic envelope follower and the second one is a rythmical pattern called trigger gate. Both circuits are responsible for providing a signal envelope that can be altered by a set of parameters and delivered as MIDI control change messages (CC).

The generated signal envelope also passes through a gate detection mechanism driven by a threshold. When the signal goes above the threshold, the gate is open and when the signal goes below, the gate is closed. This open/close sequence provides a second envelope which is delivered as MIDI CC (on/off) and notes. The pitch of the note may be set within the effect or from an external value provided by MIDI input. Both may follow a particular scale progression.

The envelope follower circuit also provides a noise gate to control precisely the level of your audio signal. This uses the same open/close sequence built by the gate detection mechanism that delivers MIDI data but acts on the audio. Following the same logic, when the second circuit - the trigger gate - is engaged, the open/close sequence provides a trance gate style effect to the audio.

FAC Envolver is a stereo effect and provides two slots, one slot per channel. Both can be linked to facilitate the manipulation. The audio can also be turned to mono and the dry and wet audio can be mixed.

What's New

Aug 3, 2018 Version 2.0
• Two circuits: Env Follower and Trigger Gate (Audio/MIDI fx)
• Each circuit provides MIDI out (CC/Note) and optional audio transformation
• Env Follower provides a Noise Gate with threshold, hysteresis and curve smoother
• Trigger Gate provides a Trance Gate Style fx with optional resolution and patterns
• Stereo/Mono processing - a slot per channel
• Fine tuning of each slot; rising and falling time, bias, depth and inverter
• MIDI IN/OUT support: CC#, channels, int/ext note pitch and scale progression
• Multi-waveform graph: input signal, env contour, gate signal and threshold
• Host tempo sync

Note: The MIDI/AUDIO combo makes FAC Envolver usable in every host, even the ones that still do not provide MIDI out support, in this case the MIDI generator is disabled and the fx can be used as standard AUDIO fx."

Molten Modular 24 - Discovering Envelopes featuring TINRS Edgecutter

Published on Aug 2, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Envelopes in Eurorack can be hard to grasp, especially when moving from regular synthesizers. In this in-depth video we are going to uncover the concepts and usage of the ADSR envelope from first bleep to evolving modulations. Grab a coffee and give yourself an hour to bathe in the warm embrace of envelopes. I'll be featuring the This Is Not Rocket Science Edgecutter envelope module along with Make Noise Maths and a tiny bit of Tip Top Z4000 but this video is applicable to any sort of envelope.

Intro - 00:21
Envelopes on a synthesizer - 01:49
Envelope basics A-D-S-R - 04:24
Experiencing ADSR in Eurorack - 08:14
A-D Envelopes for sequencing bleeps - 20:35
Maths and the Rise and Fall of A-D Envelopes - 27:56
Envelopes and voltages - 30:27
Maths and Log and Exp curves - 34:51
Envelope cycling on Maths - 37:42
Using an envelope on the filter cutoff - 39:10
Using an envelope in other places - 43:09
Getting into the Edgecutter features - 45:33
Final thoughts - 56:58"

Two more videos on the TINRS Edgecutter from Molten Music Technology:

Voltage Modular (Beta) sequencing and triggering my Eurorack

Published on Aug 3, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Voltage Modular (Beta) just got two new modules - CV-to-MIDI and MIDI-Out - using these two together means you can route anything generating CV in Voltage Modular out to anything other MIDI devices in your studio. I used the Squarp Hermod to convert this MIDI back into CV in order to trigger, sequence and modulate my Eurorack hardware. I've been looking for a decent software drum machine to run from my Surface into my rack and this absolutely nails it. This is only the first time I've used these modules so I've edited out all the bits of me scratching my head :)"

Voltage Modular (Beta) patch from scratch improvised noodle

Published on Aug 2, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Having a play with Voltage Modular from Cherry Audio version 0.5 beta. Throwing together a simple patch with a couple of oscillators and a drum machine. I wasn't aiming for an inspired performance, more of a workflow demo :)"

DELTA VCF + JUNO-1 (Progressive House) [Fair Weather]

Published on Aug 5, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2018

Today I'm performing a Progressive House jam featuring my Delta VCF Eurorack Module.
The Delta VCF is a eurorack adaptation of the Korg Delta/Poly-61 synthesizers, and it's excellent for resonant bass pads!
And with resonance it will not dilute your bass frequencies like some filters do.

Delta VCF is conjuring up a Max Graham style bass pad using waveforms by the Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box PWM and Saw.
Stereo Widening using Eventide Timefactor

Synth Lead - Roland Juno-1, Big Sky reverb
Kick/Snare - Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Reverb-y Snare - Noise into Bastl Skis for a noise burst...
then my Reverb Tank Driver, then uBurst (MI Clouds)
Hats - Tiptop Hats909
Cowbell - Future Retro Transient
Sequencing - Arturia Beatstep Pro

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, some post processing in Cubase."

"The Delta VCF is a faithful clone of the Korg Delta synthesizer filter in Eurorack. The lowpass circuit was also found in the Poly-61. And uses the same OTA chips and dual transistor as the original Delta. It is all analog, no DSP, so it will warm up any signal run through it.

Version 2 is the same circuit, sound and features as version 1. New features for version 2!
- Revised panel design, adjustment pots are available from the front
- Module depth is now skiff- and boat-friendly
- Slightly less current draw

Two filter slopes: original 4-pole, and 2-pole.
Two filter modes: lowpass or bandpass.
Illuminated Frequency and Resonance Bourns Slider pots.
Mix together two different input oscillators at the input jacks w/ signal attenuation/gain pots. These inputs can overdrive the filter.
Modulate the filter cutoff with two different input control voltages w/ signal attenuation pots.
There are trim pots on PCB for adjusting frequency and resonance range. Some of you out there may want to give a little boost to the resonance trimpot on the PCB. Doing so will make this thing scream and howl a little harder.

Available exclusively in my Reverb Store at

“I just wanted to say I'm loving this filter! It sounds gorgeous and is wonderfully constructed.” – Adam, NY
“I just wanted to let you know I got the module and I love it so much! Definitely one of my fav filters.” – Esar, GA
“Great sounding module, love it“ – Adam, Australia
“Great filter” – A.C., IAf
“awesome” – Steve, CA"

Faemi-1M Soviet Poly Synth SN 0188009

Published on Jul 6, 2018 SergeyArmavir

via this auction

'A polyphonic analog synthesizer Faemi - 1M (Kachkanarsky radiofactory) has a keyboard of 4 octaves. Main generator, infralow frequency generator, lowpass filter, amplifier are in the basis of the synthesis in this instrument. The control panel is divided into 5 sections: generator, timbre, vibrato, filter, amplifier.


GENERATOR: release, tuning, glissando
TIMBRE: piano, strings, clavesin, wind instruments
VIBRATO (generator of pulse low frequency): frequency, depth, delay
FILTER: attack, decay, sustain, release, frequency, resonance, modulation
AMPLIFIER: volume"


via this auction

Interesting to see how it all sits together like that. As always, be sure to read the description for the listing in full if you are interested.

Roland Super JX Polyphonic Synthesizer JX-10

via this auction

Roland D-50 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Classic Roland D-50 synthesizer, in excellent condition. Everything works perfectly, display, all 61 keys, includes the original PN-D50 patch data ROM card AND the M-256D memory card! The 256 card itself is going for $100! I am also including a soft case (Tough Traveler). Original owner, never been anywhere except my home."

Roland SH-101 Classic Analogue Mono Synth

via this auction

OP-1 Practicing A New Song (Chorus and Melody) "I won't Go" Part 2

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Roxton Fone

The Working Title for this one is "I Won't Go"
This song is very much, still in development.
So, really, you're witnessing the "Birthing" process. This is Part 2

Part 1 Here:

OP-1 / Hip Hop Beat with a Nice Melody

Published on Jul 28, 2018 Roxton Fone

"One of my most Melodic beat thus far with the
OP1 Synthesizer from Teenage Engineering"

Buchla/Eurorack cross-pollination

Published on Aug 5, 2018 Jens Paldam

"Using the Envelope Detector from the Buchla 208 and the Doepfer A-119 Ext. In, I have created this patch where the two systems react to each other. The Buchla creates random pulses that when received by the clock dividers and multipliers in the Eurorack is translated into sudden rhythmic changes. Hit me up in the comments section if you wish to hear more about the patch :)"

X1L3 - Shards and Wreckage - harsh drone and percussion

Published on Aug 5, 2018 X1L3

"Harsh drone and drums power electronics session with some cool use of a shard and a couple of ADSRs tied to VCAs as a percussion generator.

Shard 1 - It's got a soundmachines LP1 lightplane at the atrophy input which is synced to the grids module. The grids module is using the remaining two trig outputs it has to trigger the two ADSRs, these in turn are controling two VCAs. Combined they create a cool distorted drum track. The output is split into two. One instance fed into clouds for reverb and the other raw to the mixer.

Shard 2 - This has a braids module fed into the audio input to blend with, disrupt and grind with the shard oscillators. Heard to varying degrees of dominance at various places. Anything that happens on this shard is manually controlled, this comes into play heavily in the closing of the session. The output is fed into a VCF which is then hooked up to the mixer.

Wreckage - This has an LP1 connected to the atrophy input and the audio out is connected to a VCF and then fed into the mixer. The VCF also has an LP1 hooked up to modulate the cutoff. Wreckage gets used for violence and high frequency stuff and later on for fucked up glitching and noise. Taking the lead as the set fades away."

Moog Grandmother & Boss DD500 Digital Delay

Published on Aug 5, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Grandmother synthesiser through the DD500 delay. Audio recorded direct with no processing."

TLC No Scrubs - Live Electronic Cover / Remix

Published on Aug 5, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"#TLC No Scrubs Live #Cover / #Remix

You can download The audio on my patreon! But also...
I multitrack recorded this live session. I will be sharing the stems for this in a week. So you can have a look and see what was going on, what bits were going where and what not. All thats over on my patreon so go check that here :-
Patreon :-

This was a tough one to get down. Singing and concentrating on wires aaaaaaajkfosdglgfdhhhhhhh ... But a little insight into this :-

Sequenced by two Arturia Beatstep pro's The first beatstep was controlling the two synth lines that were running, which i programmed in at the start on the keyboard. It also controls all the drums, running between two different beats. one for verse (4 to da flooowr) and a breakdown beat for the chorus's, basically just breaking up the kick drum pattern. The second Beatstep in this one was only controlling the JUNO (BUT HOW DO YOU SEQUENCE A POLYPHONIC INSTRUMENT WITH A BEATSTEP PRO??) easy.... the drum channel. assign all of the drum pads to different keys, that way you can play in a polyphonic synth line.
- The first synth line was a single oscillator, running into a moog style ladder filter, with not much attack on its envelope so it sounded like a slow clumsy man being followed by a trombone. In the cover i was adjusting the octave at some points but not much.

- The big bassline which comes in in the chorus is 2 synths. The main part is a triple oscillator going into a ms20 style filter, then into 2 sets of distortion, the second one (a SAFETY VALVE TUBE) has a switch which enables it which boosts the volume, this switch also engages the second bass synth which is a further 3 oscillators and a very low sub oscillator to turn on. These go into a juno style chorus widener and all that stuff. (this switch also fires out a 5v signal to turn up the VCA on the snare spring reverb, and the decay on the high hats) *talk about modular presets hey*

-The juno has 2 midi cables connecting it to the beatstep pro above, so it can send midi and receive midi.

-sadly after however many takes i did of this cover at some point kosmo's face turned off and i didnt realise DOH :(.

-My vocals are running into a roland vocal processor, so i can turn on a pitched down vocal, to add more dynamics, its also going into some saturation and some delay which i turn on and off at points.

-The ms10 is just going through a handful of pedals to make it sound a bit more gnarly, which is tough to saturate a single oscillator synth, so i send it through smallr room reverb first, then into a pitch downing cheapo chinese pedal, then into some distortion then into more reverb. the first instance of reverb gives the distortion something to bite on, instead of just boosting the signal of just a single wave, which aint too fun at all!

I literally listenned to the song a couple of times then just took the essence and forgot most of it haha. hence it ain't really a cover but more a live remix or summit? aaaah who knows!!

Also! the kick trigger is also sent to an envelope generator, which sends out an inverted output to open VCA's on the bass channels, hence you get that snazzy sidechain Ducking **quack quack*"

Moog Grandmother High Pass Filter Tones

New video added to this post.

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