MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Synthstrom Deluge 2.1 Firmware Feature Tease: Multisampling & Upcoming US Tour

Published on Aug 21, 2018

"Just a little tease of one of the features coming in Deluge Firmware Update 2.1. Still lots more features to add, so don't expect this to be released till late 2018.

We will touring the US Aug/Sept 2018 and showing off further features in development"



Lots of big news in this newsletter, but among the most exciting is that we’re heading to the US very soon for a mix of live performances, workshops and demos! Please come along and hang out, and, if you’re a current user and are keen to play a short set (5 mins or more) at the LA, Portland or Seattle events, please get in touch! (

Aug 24th, Los Angeles, CA at Coaxial Arts - Demo/Workshop and live performances
Aug 25th, Bishop, CA at Mountain Rambler Brewery - Live performance by Ian Jorgensen only*
Aug 26th, San Fran, CA at Noisebridge - Demo/Workshop (Meetup event)
Aug 27th - Arcata, CA at The Miniplex - Live performance by Ian Jorgensen only*
Aug 28th - Portland, OR at Valentines - Demo/Workshop
Aug 29th - Seattle, WA at Chop Suey - Demo/Workshop and some short live performances
Sept 5th - Brooklyn, NYC at Private Studio - RSVP required - Demo/Workshop
Sept 7th - Northeast Electro Music Festival, Homer, NY - Demo, Workshop and live performance
Sept 8th and 9th - KnobCon - Chicago, IL - Trade show and live performance
Further details (timing etc) will be announced HERE soon and also on the FB event for this tour.

Other East Coast cities? If you have a space you could host a small event at, let me know and Ian might be able to make it to your city, even just a studio that ten people could hang out in:

*The Bishop and Arcata events are simply a live Deluge performance by Ian Jorgensen from Synthstrom Audible who will be playing on a bill along with Vaporwave legend from New Zealand, Eyeliner and the LA based Limousine - details on that tour here:"

Korg Prologue 16 Custom Patches

Published on Aug 21, 2018 synthlegends

"Arpeggios, Layers, Pads, Basses, Leads, FM-Keys. All Sounds programmed by synthlegends, recorded life without overdubbing, external fx or mastering. So it is just the Prologue pure into the Audio Interface and DAW."

Cray's euro modular 2018

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Cray

Arturia MatrixBrute Presets Bank Demos

Published on Mar 6, 2017 Marcus V Warner

"recorded dry into the Apollo 8 with no compression or limiting so the dynamics are all over the place but accurate."

Arturia MatrixBrute Presets Bank A (1-16)
Arturia MatrixBrute Presets Bank: B (1-16)

Prophet X Sounds by Everett Dudgeon

Published on Jul 24, 2018 EverettDudgeon138

This one in via Soviet Space Child. Don't miss the final video where he goes through recreating patches used in some famous 80's soundtracks.

1. Prophet X Sounds by Everett Dudgeon
These sounds have been getting some quite positive feedback so I wanted to share them with you all. Loving this Prophet X. You'll hear everything from Twin Peaks to Scanners to Creature From The Black Lagoon to Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer plus many more themes. Enjoy!
2. Prophet X Patch Creation by Everett Dudgeon Vol 1 Sax Machine
Going to do a series of videos demonstrating how I go about making patches on the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X.
3. Prophet X Patch Creation by Everett Dudgeon Vol 2 The Beat Master
Vol 2: The Beat Master-The Prophet X is also great at being a backing jazz rhythm to your B3 lead, and LFO's are amazing bass players
4. Prophet X Patch Creation by Everett Dudgeon Vol 3 Instrument2Instrument
Vol 3: No Pipe organ? No Sitar? No Problem! Treat the samples as oscillators and you'll be able to turn one instrument into another.
5. Prophet X Patch Creation by Everett Dudgeon Vol 4 Mondo Ultimo Strings
Vol 4: Mondo Ultimo Strings-"So what you are just using the PX for string samples?" WRONG. In this's what you don't hear that will please you.
6. Preview Of Prophet X Sounds Vol 2 by Everett Dudgeon
Just a small preview of some Prophet X patches I'm working on.

John Carpenter Prophet 6 patches by Everett Dudgeon, Prophet-5 Comparison & Tips

Published on Jun 8, 2018 EverettDudgeon138

John Carpenter Prophet 6 patches by Everett Dudgeon Part 1
John Carpenter Prophet 6 patches Vol 2 by Everett Dudgeon
John Carpenter Prophet 6 patches Vol 3 by Everett Dudgeon

Stop turning up your Prophet 6 by Everett Dudgeon

Published on Aug 17, 2018 EverettDudgeon138

"Some criticism the Prophet 6 and OB6 received is they sounded too harsh. As it turns out a lot of people are unknowingly driving the filter way too hard. I learned about it through some feedback with my John Carpenter patches. By default when the VCO's volume is maxed out in the mixer section and the Amp Envelope's amount is maxed out it's automatically driving the filter hard. Backing them off to 50% gets you a warmer and smoother sound, closer to the original Prophet-5 territory."

The original 48 Prophet 5 Patches In The Prophet 6 by Everett Dudgeon

Published on Aug 21, 2018 EverettDudgeon138

"Going through the original Prophet-5 presets that were re-created by John Bowen for the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet-6.

I go through all 48 (I thought it was only 40 my mistake) and I recognize them from various soundtracks and songs.

These are located in bank 400 and start at 411.

Marcus V Warner's channel"

Korg Z1 Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Korg Z1 is essentially an expanded, polyphonic take on the hit Korg Prophecy. It features 12-voice polyphony, 13 waveforms, four LFOs, two resonant filters, two effects units, and a full featured polyphonic arpeggiator with room for 15 user patterns."

Inter-app CV Control... iVCS3 Filter Controlled by Model15 CV via AUDIO Connection

Published on Aug 21, 2018 James Edward Cosby

"Hi, this takes my Audio CV idea a step further into Realtime Audio Voltage Control. The #MoogModel15 is patched to output it's LFO directly to the 15's Audio Bus, this bus audio is routed via #APEMatrix directly into #iVCS3 's Audio Input Lines. iVCS3 is patched to run a sequence using Osc1 & 2 via iVCS3's Filter, the CV Audio arriving in iVCS3's Input 2 is then patched to modulate iVCS3's Filter Frequency!... Have fun!"

Dr. Dave Luce's Second Polymoog Restoration (by Synthpro)

Second video added here.

Buchla 200 @ Ems Stockholm. Line sound, no talking.

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Servando Barreiro

"My second day experiments with the wonderful Buchla system @ Ems Stockholm."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #53: preenFM2 - Song 1

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the preenFM2. It's a 14 voice 4-part multitimbral polyphonic DIY FM generator with 28 FM algorithms from 3 to 6 operators, 7 default and 6 user waveforms, filter, arpeggiator, etc.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
preenFM2 - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a small Behringer mixer into the pc for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Modular + Pedals #18: Red Panda Tensor - Mutable Instruments Rings

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Modular + Pedals

"Generative ambient patch. Patch notes below.

Patch notes:

Squarp Instruments Hermod is sequencing and strumming Rings. The sequence is a product of the interaction of the Random, Chance, Swing, Ratchet and Scale effects and a few cleverly placed notes in the step sequence.

Mutable Instruments Rings is in sympathetic strings mode with 4 note polyphony. Brightness is modulated by a a sequence + random lfo on track 3 of the Hermod. Frequency is modulated by a heavily attenuated lfo from Peaks. Damping is modulated by the S&H on Kinks which is triggered by a gate sequence on track 2 of the Hermod. Position is modulated by a sequence on track 2 of the Hermod. Output goes to the ALM Busy Circuits S.B.G and into the Red Panda Tensor.

The Red Panda Tensor is the NXT mode, full loop length, pitch at + 2 oct, random at 50%, direction: ALT.

The output of the ALM Busy Circuits S.B.G goes to the Mutable Instruments Ripples which is filtering out a lot of highs. And from there to Clouds.

Mutable Instruments Clouds is running Parasites in the Oliverb mode at 16kHz/8-bit: µ-law."

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene IV with an ARP 2500

Published on Oct 17, 2015 Oxygene 80

Titre : Oxygène Part IV
Interprète : Jean Michel Jarre
Année : 1976
Auteurs compositeurs : Jean Michel Jarre
Durée : 3 m 30 s
Label : Disques Dreyfus

The PPG Wave 2 0 - some info and sound

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Default Corporation

"some sound and info about the Ppg Wave 2.0. This is the first version of PPG Wave, followed by the 2.2 and 2.3. Hope you like it. Thank's for watching!"

The BEST Eurorack Tape Delay module?

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Hey guys, let’s check out the newest offering from Strymon. The module was a pleasure to use over the last few months. Strymon definitely knows their way around an effects unit, I really enjoyed the looping portion of the module just for fun jamming. It’s also basically control per function in a small amount of HP which is impressive design wise. Overall I think the Magneto is not just the best X-man, but the best delay module haha"


Published on Aug 21, 2018 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Hardware jam session TR-909 /TB-303 /TR-727 /PRO-1 /BASS-SYNTH /DUBSTA DELAY / LXP-1 / MPX-550 / DISTORTION / MACKIE 1402."

Ashes by Carbon111

Instruments used:
Yamaha VL1, Vermona '14, Dreadbox Abyss, Dreadbox Nyx, Acidlab Miami

released June 26, 2018


Published on Aug 21, 2018 LESINDES

"BEHRINGER NEUTRON in depth exploration as a RHYTHM & DRONE machine."

Cage Morphagened

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Todd Barton

"This rather intense composition was created from a 30 second sample of John Cage's prepared piano piece, And the Earth Shall Bear Again, using the MakeNoise Morphagene module developed by Tom Erbe. Video by Bruce Bayard
Better audio at:"

Behringer Model D With DRM1 Drums Jam

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Behringer Model D is an affordable three oscillator semi-modular synth with a 24db lowpass filter and midi as well as CV controls. The drums sounds in this track are made with the Vermona DRM1 MKIII and everything is sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep Pro.

Model D available here:

DRM1 available here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

First Thonk Build Session set for September 15

via @thonk_synth

"Save the date! Our first build session at Thonk HQ will be a Music Thing Modular build workshop on September 15th - Sign up to our mailing list for more info later in the week."

DSI Tempest & Eventide Space

Published on Aug 21, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

SynthScaper 1.5 Update - Arpeggiator / Sequencer Overview

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Igor Vasiliev

"Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between. AppStore:

The sound engine of SynthScaper has its own unique sounding differ from any other software synths. You can construct outstanding melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or you can create your own sound scenes combining oscillators presets from build-in library. Or just use predefined scenes. More about SynthScaper:"

"What's New

Added an advanced arpeggiator / sequencer for each oscillator with modes where the keyboard can start the sequence and shift it depending on the key. Also, you can record sequence steps using screen or MIDI keyboard or select sequences from other scenes. The start and tempo of the sequence can be synchronized with Ableton Link, Inter-App audio or with external MIDI devices.

With this update you can access SynthScaper samples by using iOS 11 Files app. Just open app "Files" - "On My iPad (iPhone)" - "SynthScaper" to copy, move, delete or rename any file which contains in SynthScaper. Also with Files app you can easily copy samples to SynthScaper from any other apps or storage cloud services.

All changes:

● Own sequencer / arpeggiator for each oscillator.
● Sync with Ableton Link, Inter-App audio and MIDI.
● Select sequences from other scenes (if they defined).
● Record sequence from virtual or MIDI keyboards.
● Mode when keyboard starts and shifts sequence.
● Mode "All" to set params for all sequencers at once.
● Button "Rand" on main screen generate new scene.
● Access files thru iOS 11 Files app.
● Support bluetooth MIDI controllers.
● Built-in description updated.
● Several minor bugs were fixed."

Akai EVI1000/EWV2000 Electronic Valve Instrument (Wind-Controlled Synthesizer)

via this auction

"Akai EVI1000/EWV2000 wind-driven synthesizer set. Using a wind controller allows breath-driven expressiveness to be applied to synthesizer sounds. This is the Brass-style controller coupled with the analog sound source. In addition to the built-in sounds, the EVI/EWV combination can also output MIDI and drive external sound sources. If you have watched any television or movies since the 1980's, you've probably heard wind synthesizers and not known it."

Roland SH-101 w/ Mod Grip, Strap Belt & Gig Bag

via this auction

Lot of 9 Moog Synthesizer Factory Service Manuals; Original, complete 1977-79

via this auction

"'Eight of these nine manuals are in original bindings, not photocopies. Seven of them are in 'pristine' condition, but will have occasional (and helpful) handwritten annotations by the Moog Custom Engineering team (including myself) circa 1978-1979. One of them (MicroMoog/MultiMoog) is a little more well-used than the others, but still excellent! All manuals are 100% complete with no torn or missing pages. Two original Moog logo'd 3-ring binders are in perfect condition. These manuals were retired from service and sold to me in Moog's Buffalo, NY Custom Engineering Lab as part of our annual refresh cycle when they were replaced with newer revisions in late-1979. As such, they were only used for a year or two and have been carefully preserved by me for the last 39 years.'

Seeing beat-up copies of a single Minimoog service manuals priced at hundreds of dollars, it's hard to guess what these are worth. I'm having no small amount of emotional turmoil in deciding to sell these, the quicker they are gone the better!

Please read my description and make an offer.

History: During the years I worked in factory test/tune and in the Custom Engineering group for Moog Music in Buffalo, NY, the company would hold a (more or less) annual sale of unused, retired or otherwise un-needed equipment, parts and documentation. I bought these manuals shortly before leaving Moog to go back to school to get my E.E. degree. At the time, I'd planned to (someday) go to work repairing electronic musical instruments.

Midiboard + Deckards Dream

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Paul Schilling

Vinicius Electrik Lizard System Introduction

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Key Magic Inc

"WE ARE LIVE! Get your hands on the Lizard System by Vinicius Electrik on their online store :D
Video by Quincas Moreira"

Update: Regarding Vinicius Electrik vs. VBrazil Systems, Vinicius Electrik is the new brand for the US made systems, while VBrazil will continue to be used for hand made modules in Brazil.

Distco - Goodbye Girl (an 80's-style modular track)

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Distortion Productions

"My fav patch in quite awhile. It developed out of the previous more somber 'Magnesium' patch. I sequenced a much more prominent bassline on the Cwejman VCO-6 with the Erica Synths Sequential Switch V2 + CV Expander and an 80's beat on the Shakmat Four Bricks Rook. Modulating the release on the ADSR-VC2 and cutoff on the MMF-1S with the D-LFO gave the VCO-2RM melody some nice variations on tone and timing.

Lately, I've found that I want to improve a patch and re-record it using one of my nicer cameras and audio interface. But then something drifts, whether it's the timing of the sequencer, the tuning of the oscillator or snare, or the hi-hat is out of sync. I try to bring back the sound of the previous recording, but no matter what I do, I can't get the same feel back. When you're working with electrical voltages, things seem so fleeting. But it all seems to be intrinsic to modular synthesis."

01-The Landscape Stereo Field- Part 1: Introduction

Published on Aug 21, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a functional introduction to a multi-part series about the Landscape Stereo Field, an innovative and expressive sound generating and processing instrument.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

AutomaticGainsay Landscape Stereo Field Videos

Polyend Seq MIDI Sequencer - Trapped

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Polyend

"Are you making Trap beats? That's what you can achieve using our Seq sequencer and some basic Ableton Live presets in about 15 minutes of button pressing :) We're doomed, the Seq is trapped!"

Mystery Gear Pickups with Espen Kraft

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Espen Kraft

Mystery 80s drum machine pickup Gothenburg
Mystery 80s gear pickup and unboxing - AGAIN


Published on Aug 21, 2018 soundseasy

"In this video we have a look at the new stand alone semi modular analog synth from Pittsburgh Modular - Microvolt 3900

The Microvolt is a single oscillator fully analog synth with a waveform mixer featuring, Sine sawtooth pulse width and wave folder. It has a super slow LFO and function generator that can be either a standard or cycling envelope. This Synth is fat and grungy yet is also very musical. It has an on board arpeggiator."

Cosmosf Saturn6 teaser

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Sinan Bokesoy

"conceived, designed and programmed by Sinan Bökesoy."


Benge FZ10M

Published on Aug 21, 2018 zack dagoba

"I set up the Casio FZ10-M (an FZ-1 in a rack) and tried to get my head round it. Its certainly not intuitive to use! (common amongst late 80s / 90s systems of this power). Its a pretty interesting prospect once you get used to the menus. Here I am using an additive sine wave oscillator with a slow envelope, and I assigned the mod wheel to control the very nice resonant LPF

I'm using the Sequential Prophet T8 to control it because the wooden keyboard makes the Casio feel more luxurious

See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot... for more"

Patchení s Nikol - Complex Envelopes Using VCAs

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Bastl Instruments

"In modulars, VCAs are mostly used to set the volume of an audio signal. In this video Nikol shows how they can be used to combine simple shapes to form more complex control voltage curves."

ANA by Mystic Circuits

Published on Aug 21, 2018 Mystic Circuits

"At it’s core, Ana is a collection of ring modulators and other signals based on these ring modulators. Two inputs to Ana yield six outputs, each one a different process of these two inputs. By varying one of the front panel controls, all six outputs are changed simultaneously. If you have been looking for a slim, multi-function device to add both utility and a dose of weirdness to your workflow then Ana is the swiss army knife module for you."

Additional details via Mystic Circuits

"ANA is a utility module comprising six functions that combine two inputs. These functions are:

MIN – compute the minimum of the two input voltages

MAX – compute the maximum of the two input voltages

VCA – compute the XOR, or multiplication the two input voltages

MAG – compute the difference between the two input voltages.

STEP – perform a track and hold based smooth/ stepped process from the two inputs

BOX – perform a bipolar comparator process resulting in a 3 level square wave.


Switched-On Krieger - Menuet

Published on Aug 20, 2018 SynthMania

"Switched-On" style with modular
Menuet - by Johann Krieger (1651-1735)

Switched-On SynthMania

Modular :: Close Encounters of the Serge Kind :: #3

Published on Aug 20, 2018 Mike Thomas

"More explorations of the Serge universe with a small selection of modules. Patch notes scattered throughout the video."

New Sumu Synth Coming from Madrona Labs

via the Madrona Labs newsletter:

"Sumu coming.

With the plugin updates completed, I'm now working full-time on the next software instrument, Sumu. It's going to be the last plugin in the patcher-in-the-middle format that Madrona Labs introduced with Aalto way back in 2010. Granular synthesis, as implemented in Kaivo, lets you decompose a sound into vertical segments (grains) each capturing an instant of the whole sound. A sines plus noise decomposition, used in Sumu, is a complementary tool that does very much the opposite, tracking individual sine wave partials of a sound horizontally through time in what's called spectral analysis.

Working with spectral data in a patchable environment has long been limited to the users of more general-purpose tools like Kyma and Max/MSP. With Sumu I'm designing a fixed set of modules that work in harmony together to make spectral sculpting a breeze."


"Summer Sale!

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest USA where it's summertime, and where the birds are singing a pretty song. Oh wait, that's Mixmaster Morris on in the background. Yes, ambient music of a wide variety of vintages and moods has been keeping things cool for me lately in the Labs and I'd be very pleased to help bring more into existence. Maybe you'd like to make some, using excellent instrument plugins, purchased at a discount? You've come to the right place.

A summer sale is currently in effect, so from now through the end of this month (August, in case you're not keeping track) Aalto, Kaivo and Virta are all 30% off their usual prices. Use the code PARTICLES on the product pages to get your discount. Until August 31.

Software updates.

Updates to all three instruments were sent out last week, and these fix a few long-standing issues that took some serious quality time here to resolve. MIDI and MPE compatibility, alternate scale handling, and a grip of minor UI issues all went under the knife and I hope that the resulting releases will be the most usable and compatible yet. As always, your feedback is welcomed via the forums or directly to support at

Because the plugins share so much code under the hood, I decided that a unified version number system makes more sense and so Kaivo and Virta have taken a larger leap to match Aalto at v1.8.3.

Thanks to the very kind help of Kurt and Carla at Symbolic Sound, there is now an update to the Soundplane software that fixes a Kyma connectivity issue. In addition to improving matters for Kyma owners, the change in OSC connection setup will allow playing Aalto or the other instruments on a different computer via Bonjour / Zeroconf. If this idea excites you, please grab the new release from the Soundplane forum and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

In very related news, Kiyoung Lee and Ha-young Park are going to be performing a new piece for Soundplane and Kyma at KISS2018 in Santa Cruz.

Fashion, beep beep.

Did you know there are still Aalto T-shirts? It's a good look for Fall, in my biased opinion."

Bob Moog Foundation Moving to Location of the Future Moogseum

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"August 21, 2018 (Asheville, NC) — Marking its twelfth anniversary, the Bob Moog Foundation has announced it will be moving its headquarters to a new space in the heart of downtown Asheville. The new location at 56 Broadway Street will be home to the Foundation’s operations, and the future home of its long-awaited Moogseum.

The Foundation’s offices will relocate to the new space this October, with monthly events and a pop-up Moogseum store planned shortly thereafter. The Moogseum is expected to open in early 2019.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our mission through this new public space,” remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The new location will be an ideal venue for inspiring people through our extensive archives and our varied educational initiatives. Both our offices and the Moogseum will benefit greatly from being part of the vibrant downtown Asheville community, and the millions of visitors that it hosts each year. We look forward to enriching Asheville’s cultural offerings by sharing the legacy of Bob Moog with tens of thousands of visitors every year.”

Since its inception 12 years ago, the Bob Moog Foundation has been a force for science education, historical preservation, and creativity. It has inspired over 10,000 elementary school students with the science of sound through its experiential 10-week curriculum, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, as well as preserving thousands of documents, photos, memorabilia, and a vault of vintage instruments. The Foundation has assisted with numerous historical books, including integral contributions to two upcoming biographies about Bob Moog, and played a formative role in creating the upcoming documentary, Electronic Voyager.

'The Moogseum will represent a convergence of the Foundation’s many ongoing projects, as well as opening the door to a wide range of new possibilities,' concluded Moog-Koussa. 'We are truly excited for the opportunity to share the Foundation’s efforts with a wider audience.'

The 56 Broadway location currently houses the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, which is moving to a new location at 120 College Street."

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