MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

New Kiwitechnics Kiwi-1000 Upgrade for the Oberheim Matrix-1000

Kiwitechnics, makers of the Kiwi upgrades for the Roland JX-3P, JX-8P, Juno-106, and KORG Polyix, have a new DIY upgrade available for the Oberheim Matrix-1000. The cost is $295 plus shipping.

Details via Kiwitechnics:

This is an upgrade for the Oberheim M1000 rack mount synth module. This will transform the M1000 from a difficult to edit preset module with a poor midi interface into a full featured synth with some excellent features. The M1000 synth hardware is based on the CEM3396 ‘synth on a chip’ and this gives the synth a versatile set of features including multiple combined and editable waveforms on each DCO as well as PWM and VCF FM controls but will still retain the Oberheim ‘sound’. The upgrade will also replace the on board DCO master clock. The M1000 clock is a single fixed master clock that both DCOs use and this limits the range possible to about 6 octaves. The K1000 upgrade will replace the single master clock with separate clocks sources and each of these will have a range of 64’-2’. This is pushing the CEM chip to it’s limits but we feel the results are worth the effort.

The Oberheim M1000 has been hamstrung with most of the patches that cannot be edited, poor midi and a difficult patch format making editing and sound creating a challenge. We are using the experience gained with our other upgrades to redesign the M1000 to be a fully fledged synth with all the usual Kiwi features. This is not a M1000 with the midi fixed it is a completely new synth. We are incorporating Oberheim tone imports but because the tone layouts are so different the conversion is not going to produce exact matches. We are also putting in imports for the K106 & K8P products and well as Roland JX8P and JX-10/MKS-70 (Tones only) which will provide a big tone library from the web to use as a starting point.

The upgrade comes with a front panel label that will fit over the existing buttons and LEDs.

The Kiwi-1000 Upgrade features:

Elastic Drums Update 2.2 with microphone recording improvements

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Oliver Greschke

"With update 2.2 microphone recording should be more intuitive now, giving you a much better visual feedback of the recording procedure. Be it with the built in microphone or an external microphone or line in. And you can also trigger the recording procedure with external Midi controllers."

NuEVI wireless playing SE-02 - new Gate Hold feature - Mark Steiner

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Mark Steiner

"Playing the SE-02 wirelessly and testing out new beta of Gate Hold mode on the NuEVI using standard resolution midi. It's the smoothest I have ever felt playing an analog unit via standard midi with breath control (with no analog slew on the end). So exploring ways to bring these types of tones in a more fluid way to others. This also smoothens any synth voice that doesn't need the attack tracked for effects or attack sound (like the bow attack of a violin).

You can do this on other wind synths manually by setting zero as though you are very slightly blowing when you really are not. This has been confirmed on the standard Steiner Midi EVI by Don Cagen with an Oberheim Xpander.

But you could also with EWI's that allow zero threshold changes (or those that don't if you ask secret agent, Ingo how).

As this doesn't work for all instruments, it's likely more for studio than live, which is why Johan has placed this feature easily switchable in the NuEVI. This approach was Johan's idea in the first place and it's truly amazing.

Also this video shows how to get smoother LFO by using XMod on the SE-02.

For NuEVI info and wait list:

Once the update for the NuEVI is released, to turn on Gate Hold, hold the EVI like a doorknob, specifically touching the bottom 3 octave rollers and the canister button, and then tapping the pitch bend up sensor. To turn off... same except tap the pitch bend down sensor.

Some synths can do this, but it's absolutely smoother setting it up on the controller side instead of the synth or sound source side. At least to a large extent due to the fact that the controller will always send note changes via midi instantly, whether you are blowing yet or not."

Prophet-6 vs OB-6: The Differences

Published on Aug 12, 2018

"Just a quick and very unscientific look at some of the distinctions between two very comparable synthesizers. The Prophet-6 and the OB-6 may be remarkably similar, but there is still a lot that differentiates the two and your friend MR TUNA is here to stumble through them a bit on your behalf, so check ittttt"

Novation Circuit x Bastl Softpop - IX

Published on Aug 12, 2018 John Chesters

"Live performance on the Novation Circuit and Bastl Softpop.

Recorded directly into phone camera app via Roland Go Mixer. No external processing or jiggery pokery.

Headphones recommend, enjoy! 🎧"

Percussa Super Signal Processor Update - MTQ Bugfixes + Encoder Tuning + Sample Xfading + New sample drawing/Zooming code

Some updates via the Percussa Kickstarter:

"Update 12082018 [MTQ Bugfixes + Encoder Tuning + Sample Xfading + New sample drawing/Zooming code]

Hi everyone,

It’s time for another update to the SSP software! This one is a big update, here is a summary of all the new cool stuff we added -

new drawing and visualisation code for scopes and sample displays
zoom features in the sampler / multichannel recorder menus
crossfading in the sampler with adjustable length
lots of bugfixes in the MTQ (microtonal quantizer with SCALA support)
fine tuning of encoder data reading/acceleration
fine tuning of parameter steps and ranges
bugfixes relating to signal visualisations
new features in the network editor such as network erase function
faster file loading workflow in the multichannel recorder/editor
regrouping of granular processor parameter for faster workflow
More details in the update here in our forum!

Check out the video where you can see the MTQ (microtonal quantizer with SCALA support) in action. The MTQ can load any of the SCALA scales available for free download from the SCALA website (over 4,000 available). It can quantize ANY signal in the SSP's patching matrix.

For those who don't have an SSP yet, did you know you can order one on the Percussa Website? Just visit to place your order.

We hope you enjoyed this update!


Pictured in order:

Better waveform drawing
Crossfade features in Sampler
Zoom features for all Sample related modules"

Playing the Q171 Quantizer (Dotcom Modular Jam)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Autotross

"I feel like my quantizer always gets stuck with the boring job of making tuning easier, so today I wanted to give it the spotlight.

I've got 3 oscillators each receiving pitch CV from the 3 rows of the Q960 sequencer - chosen more or less at random and tweaked to sound good. Then I'm using the mode switches of the quantizer to change between major, minor, augmented and diminished scales as well as between triad chords and root/fifths.

Ended up with a nice little progression!"

Nord Lead 3 and Strymon DIG & DECO - Digital Sync Pad BLISS

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Cro w

"The Nord Lead 3 is one of the rare synths that I loved, sold and had to buy it again. It is the most enjoyable synth to work on EVER. The interface and the modulation assignment is the pinnacle of design.
Here I am showcasing the beauty of the sync sounds that flow out of the NL3. All the patches in this demo are single patches NOT performances. SO with the ability to layer FOUR sounds - you can imagine... or not... but thats another video.

Strymon.... those magical engineers. I don't know how the hell they do it, but no one touches Strymon in my opinion. They KILL eventide. Sorry. The sound even in MONO (like this recording) is three dimensional, fluid and perfect. They are wizards, and I am enchanted.
The DECO is crucial to ANY and EVERY piece of digital gear. Once you try it, you will never play a digital synth without one again. It's why I own THREE of them. And the DIG is a spatial-mult- tap-delay-wonder machine!"

SynthiMuse MIDI Composer / Re-Composer / Sequencer / Looper / Sound To MIDI SN 00021

via this auction

"The SynthiMuse is a random music composer/re-composer that creates MIDI notes.
It can do a number of different things:

1.It can create endless random sequences of MIDI notes derived from the genuine random internal noise generator that is the same electronics as that used in the analog synthesizers of the 1970’s

The notes created are truly random but you can tell it which scale to play in..

2.It can ‘re-compose’ notes passed to it from the MIDI input.You can play any note melody in to it and, using the controls it will create new melodies.
3.It can trigger off audio picked up from the internal microphone or an external audio source.

You can sing or speak in to the SynthiMuse and it will create MIDI notes influenced by the audio.

The SynthiMuse is sensitive to the pitch of the audio so singing/playing high and low notes can influence the pitch of the MIDI notes created.
4.It’s an arpeggiator that can create simple or complex arpeggios on the MIDI notes played in to it.

5.It's a loop machine that memorises the last 64 notes created and can save them in to 4 loop memories.The loop memories are 64 notes deep and each loop can play a section of this memory from 1 to 32 notes long.The memories are non-volatile meaning you won't ever lose them when you switch off the SynthiMuse.

6.It can create ‘Variations’ on the stored loops. Using buttons on the panel, you can use the SynthiMuse’s parameters to create variations of the lengths or pitches of all the notes in a loop."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Original Box SN 9391

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six Trak Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"48 key, Six Trak keyboard synthesizer, Vintage 1980’s, great condition, includes original box & manual"

1974 Moog Synthesizer Professional Systems Price List with Cut Sheets

via this auction

"1974 Moog Professional Systems Price List with Cut Sheets for the 15, 35 and 55 Synthesizers. Also included are cut sheets for the 903A Random Signal Generator and the 921A Oscillator Driver and 921B Voltage Controlled Oscillator. Great info with great pictures. All paper is in excellent condition."

Minilogue Live Session | Ableton Live | Alex Gunia

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Alex Gunia

"Listen with headphones please! This musical space-trip was recorded live at my atelier 720 here in Köln a few days ago, late at night. I used the Korg Minilogue, a few drum sounds from Ableton Live´s internal library, a distortion pedal, Novation´s launchpad Mini and control XL, recording in Ableton Live, some minor editig afterwards. My friend Tim Freiwald did the filming and edit. He also included some late night slow motion recordings he has taking while we were driving around in my car. I am quite happy with the result."

Sci-Fi style with Trident mkII, Polara, and Obscura

Published on Aug 12, 2018 SynthMania

Synth: Korg Trident mkII
Delay: DigiTech Obscura
Reverb: DigiTech Polara

AJH Synth V Shape Review Waveshaper Distortion Eurorack Module Demo Tutorial

Published on Aug 12, 2018 SonicVoltage

"AJH Synth V SHAPE REVIEW - Eurorack Synth DEMO PATCHES. 10HP Wave Twist Distortion Wavefolder? Modular Synth Review (2018) Index Below

Let's test the AJH Synth V SHAPE - Wave Twist & Distort eurorack module.
- What do we have here in only 10Hps?
- Did we find the ghost in the machine?
- Which type of waveforms can the V SHAPE skew, wobble, distort and wavefold?
- Analogue or Digital?
- Does it sound good? And is that two separate modules into one?
- We do play with it through a few different patches, all in the video.

AJH Synth V SHAPE -Wave Twist & Distort - REVIEW INDEX:

00:00 INTRODUCTION - Time to shape up!
Some Patch Previews
Module Introduction
Physical Specs
Front Panel Layout and Features Quick Overview
'Quick Play' V Shape Overview with sound over a SAW Signal
- Twisting, CV Control, Distort, Wavefodler switch etc...
- Ghost in the machine!
- Soft and Hard Clipping
- Separate outputs and Cascaded Processing.

08:24 What type of signals can the V Shape's SHAPE unit process?
We send a bunch of different waveforms to the V Shape SHAPE INPUT and of course, we monitor the output.

Polivoks session (Plus EHX 95000 looper)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Using the EHX 95000 looper pedal I just laid down some simple riffs with an old school flavor."

Shields UP !! (PO 20 Arcade)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 ludotex

"Teenage Engineering PO 20 Arcade pocket operator little song I programmed.
Chord progression is: Em G A A Am Am C/G E/G# (2 6 13 13 9 9 7 8)"

StrumPad MIDI controller

Published on Aug 12, 2018 miro2424

"Hold a chord on a MIDI keyboard with one hand and strum that chord on the StrumPad. This controller is based on an Atmel Atmega328P microcontroller programmed with Arduino code. The project is open source and the files are posted on;"

First featured in 2016.

"So this device has MIDI in and MIDI out. It is based on Arduino ATMEGA328. It receives MIDI IN messages like note on and note off from a MIDI keyboard controller and loads the data to 6 touch sensors. When the player 'strums' the StrumPad, it senses which 'strings' have been struck and how much force was exerted on the Strumpad by measuring the piezo voltage that is underneath the Strumpad. It then sends MIDI OUT messages like note on and note off." Shuttle System (1)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Jae Ryan

"This is my first patch with the system.

I haven't even really touched the shuttle control yet as I figured learning the modules would be important before deciding how I want to control them. I set out to do an "easel" style patch like this, however while wiggling I morphed it into this crazy ambient thing that I like a lot more. I just wanted to post this video as well since it can show the crazy range of the furthrrr generator. With only one evenings worth of wiggling, I can easily say this is my favourite oscillator I've touched in euro.

It has characteristics of the easel but just seems to be more musical and less quirky than the Buchla, and I'm a fan of both.

I had a lot of questions, a lot of concerns, and a lot of doubts about this system but its one of the few instruments I've purchased that just exceeded my expectations in pretty much every category. It's simple but deep, the oscillators sound amazing, grand terminal is super flexible and also sounds great no matter how digital it is! And the build trumps anything I've touched in euro as well. SOOOOOO solid.

Shout out to Nick Haisch & Complex Waveform as their videos are absolutely what sold me on the sound and possibilities of this unit. I look forward to more from you guys :)"

Seymour Duncan Andromeda Dynamic Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

LIQUID COOL// Prophet-12, Prologue-16, TR-808

Published on Aug 12, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Prophet-12 and JC on the Prologue-16"

CRAZY Roland SH-01A + Boss ODB-3 + Neunaber Slate

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Roland SH 01A sequence spiced up by Boss OverDrive ODB-3 and Neunaber Slate.
Audio was not EQed, I only dropped the automation volume on Logic Pro X, just to be almost on the same level as the intro."

YAMAHA CS30 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

"Looks 9.00 of 10
In very clean condition, pictures say everything.

Works 10 of 10
Overhauled before shipping for long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors and voltage regulators, short life Operational Amplifiers and logis ICs with new ones.
Knobs, switches and jacks cleaning.

Sequencer Step Trigger IN mod installed on buyer's request.

Voltage adjusted for free on buyer's request, to 120/220 or 240, need no extra cost.

Shipping cost is 195 USD (fixed)..."

White Analogue Solutions Vostok V2 Pin Matrix Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

"Analogue Solutions Vostok V2 white with white knobs. I got these white knobs from Tom Carpenter after seeing the white knobs on the Telemetry. I am also including a bag of the original black knobs as well as extra white knobs. Also included are 8 shorting pins and 9 resistor pins. Some of the pins have bite marks because once, my cat decided to have a go at patching. All pins work fine, though. The only cosmetic blemish is a spot where the paint is chipped on the upper left as shown in one of the pictures."


via this auction

Cinder-Modular Cindersizers (Moog DFAM & Mother-32)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 HardtekStudios

"Those waveforms are getting hot in this spicy jam full of molten modular patch cables & white knuckle knobs twists! Recorded into Logic with absolutely no FX or processing. Guest appearance by Decepticon Cindersuar."

Ambient Minijam - 2018-08-12 (with Korg Monologue, Volca Keys)

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"More experiments using the Digitone as a 'brain' in a live jam setting. Here, as well as sequencing its own, wonderful synthesis engine, it's also in control of the Korg Monologue and Volca Keys.

Both of the Korgs are being routed through the audio inputs on the Digitone so they can take advantage of the Digitone's own Reverb and Delay - all the ambience effects you hear are coming live from the Digitone.

I've gone for something a little more ambient today and I think these 3 synths really compliment each other in this setting - especially with the Digitone's reverb helping out!"

DPW Design Mög WF-1 Wavefolder

Published on Aug 12, 2018 PaulLawlerMusic

"Sequencing the Telharmonic and using the DPW Wavefolder to morph the sound."

Fatty Acid - Pocket Operator PO-12 Korg Volca Bass DS10 Jam

Published on Aug 12, 2018 ChrisLody

"A nice friendly bit of Fatty Acid for you

Here I'm syncing the Pocket Operator Rhythm to the Korg Volca bass which is syncing to a clock source in the DS in Korg Ds10. Reverb supplied by the Zoom Studio 1201."

Digitakt TRIG page explained // covering trigger conditions too.

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Enrique Martinez

Hats are finally here! -

Critter & Guitari - Orac for Organelle

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Download Orac 1.0 here:
Orac is a powerful modular patch-builder crammed into a single Organelle patch. String chains of familiar patches together to create 'super'/'meta'/'uber' functionality.

Add sequencers, synths/samplers and effects to create the ultimate combination. Each element, or module, can be rearranged and changed on the fly. It's like using many Organelles at the same time! Orac can be used on the Organelle without any need for an external computer or coding. It is a very powerful and fun patch!

Orac was created by Mark Harris, aka thetechnobear. Thanks Mark!!"

Incubus: Overview

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video shows the features of the Incubus semi modular synthesizer." For VCV Rack.

Moog Grandmother First Try - no talking just having fun

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Denis Polic

"Yes, its finaly here in my studio, the Grandmother, and i feel like a child eating chocolate for the fist time. Its was only the first try, and she just blown me away, even before i have started to use the modulations, guess i would have a lot of fun diggin more deeper. Wonderfull sounded and quality build instrument, for acceptable price, my humble opinion is she`s worth every cent. Thanks Moog!!!

Have started noodeling with the sequencer, decided to turn the cam on, and here it is.

No compression, no remastering, only effect i have used is Strymon DIG as a delay. Hope you would enjoy like i did"


Analog Jam "The Flash" Moog Grandmother + Roland System 1m + SE-02

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Denis Polic

"After i get the Grandmother, the ideas keep commin, so i took the second try to use it as bass line synth, let me know what you think about it. As usual, everything hase been played live, no compression or remastering, recorded in one take"

Roland TR08, Korg MS20 & Elektron Analog Four

Published on Aug 12, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the TR08, MS20 and Analog Four.

The MS20 is run through the Analog Four to add effects."

Behringer Neutron & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Aug 12, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Playing with the Neutron synthesiser through the Deluxe Memory Man delay." RE-303 BBQ 2018

Published on Aug 12, 2018

"Thanks to and crew

Pixlapiren Helsingborg Sweden

Cookin' with sound...

Light Jamming with Deep Fores

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Deep Forest

"Jamming with a Jazz guitar sound custom made;"

He's playing on the Alesis Andromeda A6.

BopPad Day One by Carrier

"First day with the Keith McMillen Bop Pad"

The Bob Pad is triggering Propellerheads Reason 9.5. First the Vibraphone preset of the ID8, then the reDrum for percussion and the Korg MonoPoly VST for the bass.

Deckard's Dream + Quadraverb

Published on Aug 11, 2018 ljs8888

Roland JP-4 Jupiter-4 Compuphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 780605

via this auction

"Level cover on "Rate" function is missing (function works)
Plastic cover on "Manual" button is broken (button works)
One foot is missing
Plays and sounds good."

Roland SH-101 SN 282262 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction


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