MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 24 - Gil Trythall keynote address

Published on Sep 12, 2018 SynthMania

"A wonderful, insightful, interesting, and very entertaining keynote address!! By Dr. Gil Trythall, electronic music pioneer, college professor of music, author of fantastic '70s Moog-based records like 'Switched-On Nashville', 'Nashville Gold', 'Yakety Moog' and many other compositions"

All parts here including the latest updates (I thought the above warranted a separate post):

23. KnobCon 7 (2018) part 23 - Golden Knob banquet
24. KnobCon 7 (2018) part 24 - Gil Trythall keynote address - above
25. KnobCon 7 (2018) part 25 - Sat night jam session
26. KnobCon 7 (2018) part 26 - Real Fake Knobs
27. KnobCon 7 (2018) part 27 - Vinicius Electrik & Key Magic

Deckard's Dream Sound Design With Paul Schilling

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, synthesist Paul Schilling was demonstrating some of the sound design work he's done on the Deckard's Dream synthesizer - an analog synth that's inspired by the Yamaha CS-80 and its use by Vangelis on the Blade Runner soundtrack."

And a video from Paul himself:

Deckard's Dream Players at Knobcon 2018

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Paul Schilling

"A bunch of great people came and played. Here for your viewing and listening pleasure, are some of the highlights. Thank you to all!"

A Fun Buchla Patch

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Todd Barton

"Using the 281e Quad Function Generator as a clock divider and pinging the 292e Quad Lo Pass Gate with 4 different oscillators then observing the effect of randomizing the main clock. . ."

SSL 1440 Radio Music & RF Nomad 5U Modules

Published on Sep 12, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Quick and dirty demo. See also the perfected combo:"

Radio Music + RF Nomad 5U = vintage radio sound

Published on Sep 12, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Feeding the audio out of the Radio Music module into the CV in of the Nomad module you can use the shortwave radio static to simulate radio interference.
5U modules Atomic Shadow RF Nomad / Synthetic Sound Labs Radio Music"

Ice Cream Stick MIDI Keyboard Controller


Published on Mar 30, 2018 AlfaZer


Arquivo com as teclas configuradas:

- papelão
- palitos de picolé
- taxinhas
- prendedores de roupa
- fios
- teclado de computador

- cola quente
- ferro de solda
- alicate
- estilete

First Song With A Mini Nova Synthesizer | Novation

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Autumn Gard

For the non synth geeks out there... ;)

"Making a song with a mini nova synthesizer | novation | using ableton live 10

As explained in the video, I have had this for a while but have never finished a song with it. So I decided to finally record a song with my mini novation. Also used my rode nt1a microphone to add in some vocals.

Listen to my original song:

My music studio setup:"

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Demo & Review

Published on Sep 12, 2018 musictrackjp

"IK Multimedia UNO Synth Demo & Review
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

English sub-titles available. Click [CC] and choose English from the Settings menu. Comming soon..."

WMD's Freq Boutique 018 Denver, CO

Published on Sep 12, 2018 WMDevices

"Each month, we host a modular synthesizer showcase in Denver, CO called Freq Boutique. The event happens each second Monday at 8pm MST.

With 5 or 6 performances each week, there is always something for everyone. Beginners in eurorack, music producers, and just plain fans of electronic music are all welcome. The night is free to the public and happy hour all night long.

The event has grown from just a few performers to 10-12 signups each month. W

This month, our performers were:
Mike McCarthy aka Gerald Fjord
David Soto aka Sine Mountain
Grant Outerbridge aka Memorybell
Ryan Halgren
Mike Thomas

We stream the event live each month and then upload a recording with the set breaks taken out within a day or so. This is that recording.

For more info, visit:"

Moog Grandmother How to make 7 Bass Patches

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Levi Held

"This is a Tutorial showing how to Patch up Seven different Bass Sounds on The Moog Grandmother Analog Synthesizer!
Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have!
Filmed on Gopro Hero 6
Careful of your speakers and Headphones! Extreme Low End"

Free Pocket Operator PO-32 Tonic drum synth sounds & patterns 1 by Roikat

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Roikat

"Free sounds for the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32 Tonic drum machine comprising a kick/bass drum bank and a synth bank in E minor.

Patterns demo 5:54
Sounds demo 7:18
Bank One data transfer 9:05
Bank Two data transfer 10:00

Free PO-32 sounds 2:
Free PO-32 sounds 3:
Free PO-32 sounds 4:
Free PO-32 sounds 5:
Free PO-32 sounds 6:
Free PO-32 sounds 7:

CAUTION: The PO-32 modem tones are loud, so be careful with your monitor volume. Please backup your own PO-32 sounds before proceeding with data transfer.

The PO-35 Speak can also allegedly load and play these sounds (with reduced polyphony.) If anyone has a PO-35 and wants to try it, please let me know in the comments if you can successfully load the sounds. Thanks!

The voiceover at 9:57 saying "D blues scale" should actually say "E blues scale."

All sounds programmed in Sonic Charge MicroTonic by Roikat."

Medusa Synth Sequencer/GRID Tutorial

Published on Sep 12, 2018 ProckGnosis

"This is a Dreadbox-Polyend Medusa tutorial, looking only at the sequencer and GRID, and giving some step-by-step instructions how to use some of the sequencer/GRID functions.

The 5 Parts of the Tutorial:
1. Setting Up the Sequencer/GRID (02:44)
2. Adding Note Data (recording) (05:16)
3. Editing Note Data (06:26)
4. Working with Patch Modifying (PM) Data (07:52)
5. Misc. Examples and Screwing Around (15:02)

The GRID and the ability to create and save Patch Modifying Data in the GRID really gives the Medusa some interesting capabilities to shape the Medusa's sound. The more I played with it, the more I realized how creative you could get with this.

The reworked ProckGnosis theme is an expansion on the recording used for the Dreadbox Tour and Interview video, and contains only sounds from the Medusa.

This was filmed using a prototype Medusa as explained in the video, but everything I demo and convey in the video should work for ANY Medusa.


09-Polyend Dreadbox Medusa-Part 9: LFOs

Part 9 added here.


via this auction

This one was listed back in 2015.

Here's something you don't see on eBay often.






Powered by :e:M:C:

Power cord included

USER Manual included

Flight case included

Tested and works awesome.

Condition is excellent.

· eight-voice polyphonic, true analog synthesizer with digital control and preset memories

· discrete sound generation circuitry (no integrated oscillator / filter circuits on one single chip)

· You want Schmidt to sound like an entire orchestra? Have a go at Schmidt's eight-part multimode. Simply select the desired preset sound, voice allocation, keyboard mapping, MIDI channel, controller-assignment, tuning, volume, panning, and output routing for each multimode part in an easy-to-survey LCD screen. Enjoy sounds as complex and dynamic as you never would have expected from one single instrument.

· separate audio outputs for each voice, plus summing outputs and headphone out

· 1,028 single sound presets

· 256 multi sound presets

· 61 keys, semi-weighted, with velocity and aftertouch

· sophisticated glide/portamento capabilities

· several realtime modifiers fully programmable per preset (modwheel, stick controller, keyboard-aftertouch, four foot switches, four expression pedals)

· complete MIDI implementation, MIDI via USB port and DIN sockets

· all sound programming functions with dedicated frontpanel controls and switches

· precise information on parameter names and current values via large LC-display

· multi-color LEDs

· control panel with adjustable angle

· internal universal power supply

· flightcase included"

BIN of $19,000


Published on Sep 12, 2018 Logick Workshop

"Jamming with an example function on the DU-INO: a clone of our own DU-RDT sequential logic module."

Reverb Dave Smith OB-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Sep 12, 2018 SynthgodXXX

Reverb Dave Smith OB-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack
Analog Synthesizer Sample Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!** **Turn it UP!**

Reverb Dave Smith OB-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack
by Rik Marston / Ahnyxian Sound Design 2018

Available NOW for instant digital download!

Budget friendly price & EXCELLENT VALUE for all musicians!
If your DAW, Synth or Sampler can read .WAV files,

OB-6 Multisamples in this audio demo:

Moog Prodigy Jam Song 1

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Synthbug

"Jam song made with only the Moog Prodigy multi-tracked in Ableton. Only the kick and snare are from a drum kit.

Recorded: Aug 30th 2018"

New Moon [disquiet0349]

Published on Sep 10, 2018 bassling

Machines bent by Diabolical Devices, including two Casio SK-1s and a Kawai drum machine.

"See for track discussion.

More on this 349th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Got Glitch? / The Assignment: Help define “glitch” by glitching something, and explaining what you did) at:

Major thanks to Sevenisn, Mark Lentczner, and other folks in the Junto Slack for pitching in on this project’s development."

Octatrack, Analog 4, TR8S - Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Seen From Space

"Loops in Octatrack:
* Bass line and ambient lead - DSI Pro 2
* Ambient pad - Korg MS2000BR
* Chord riff: Access Virus C
* Piano and atonal effects: Omnisphere

Drum samples in TR8S created in Logic Pro 8. The TRE8S goes through a channel on the Octatrack, and in some scenes passes through the OT's filter and delay.

Roque de los Muchachos is the summit of the main volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands. It's the location of one of the world's great astronomical observatories."

Captain MIDI for Ornament & Crime

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Beige Maze

"Captain MIDI is a highly-configurable CV-to-MIDI and MIDI-to-CV interface. It supports four outputs for MIDI-to-CV and four inputs for CV-to-MIDI. It features multi-channel operation, polyphonic note distribution (up to four notes), transposition, and note-range for layers and/or splits. It keeps a log of the last 100 MIDI messages. Up to four complete Setups can be saved in memory. Setups can be copied from the panel, or saved and retrieved via MIDI system exclusive dump.

For complete documentation, see:"

Captain MIDI - Part 1: MIDI-to-CV
Captain MIDI - Part 2: CV to MIDI

Shakmat Modular Four Bricks Rook : How to creatively use the Fill mode

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Shakmat Modular

"A quick Trap demo of the Four Bricks Rook, demonstrating the various way to use the Fill mode creatively."

Deep House Jam Live: 3 Korg Volcas (FM, Beats, Keys) + Patchblocks minijam .hub + Kaosspad mini

Published on Sep 12, 2018 O.S.cillator @ Kalkartronic

"Little Jam with 3 Volcas mixed with minijam .hub, send thru Korg Kaosspad Flanger Effect,
recorded with Edirol R1.
Background footage filmed in August this year on a trip to Iceland with Ricoh WG-M1 and Parrot Bebop Drone."

MIDI.GRID - Mobile Sequencer Web-App (Casio VZ-1 and Waldorf Streichfett demo)

Published on Sep 12, 2018 casiovz1

"A free HTML Sequencer App, written in jQuery (JavaScript).
Android Chrome understands MIDI language.
For iPhone you need a Midi Browser App to open the HTML App:

Free to use (and other experimental HTML Web-Apps): (for mobile device)

Used instruments:
- iPhone 5 (Midi Browser App)
- Casio VZ-1 (80s Synthesizer)
- Waldorf Streichfett (String Synthesizer)
- Jomox T-Resonator II (Stereo Effect Module for VZ-1)"

DIY Laser Harp by Starshipfive in ESTCB of IPCB

Published on Sep 12, 2018 starshipfive

"This is something that i've been working in the last 2 months.
It's a framed laser harp built by me under scientific guidance by Rogerio Pais Dionisio on the ESTCB of IPCB, polytechnic in Castelo Branco.
Videos were recorded using only a cell phone camera and in daylight conditions. Full specs of the laser harp are still not visible in this video. So more news coming soon. I'm still get used to play the laser harp :)"

Roland MC-303 Groovebox

Published on Sep 12, 2018 tiergrinder

"Roland MC-303 Groovebox was my second "synth" that I ever got, and I think I got it around 2001. Others were buying MC-505 and MC-307's back then, but I had to settle for second hand MC-303.

Rolands MC-303 has got it's fair share of bashing during all these years, but there is still something that I really like about it. I have always thought that MC-303's drum samples were good and it had better drum kits that following MC-307 and 505. Especially the 808 sounds have great presence. Kicks and toms boom, Snares and claps snap like they should and hihats sizzle bright.

TR-909 sounds are good too, the toms have that round full sound and snares and kicks pound like they should. Maybe the hihats are bit weaker, but thats made up with great ride and crash cymbals. On top of these the MC-303 has tons of great percussions from 707 and 727 drum machines and lots of acoustic drum sounds for break beats, jungle and drum'n'bass. And it has that classic TR-recording in its sequencer, where you can tap the beat realtime or use the classix X0X style programming.

This first simple demo shows some of the better preset patterns and templates that are hidden in underneath all that late 90's crazy techno and goa trance stuff."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard Demo

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Panu Savolainen

"Short multitracked demos of DSI PEK. External Eventide reverb, waves delay and internal delay used."

DSI Prophet 12 Performance Controller on iPad

Published on Sep 11, 2018

"iPad based Performance Controller for the DSI (now Sequential again) Prophet 12, made in MIDI Designer. Controlling things in a way that wouldn't´t seem possible on the synth itself!"

Spotted this one on the excellent discchord.

TEST SERIES Extreme Drum Processing With Rossum ASSIMIL8OR and 2X 1010Music FXbox

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations when pushed to the extremes. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone Touch Synthesizer

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Keyed Mosstone from Lorre-Mill has multiple touch plates, including three round plates that can be used in different combinations to play eight different notes, and these notes are tunable. The sound is generated by a triangle wave oscillator and noise source that run through a wave-shaper. The Keyed Mosstone is run through the Ekdahl Moisturizer for a little bit of spring reverb.

Available here:"

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

"With its Moss Oscillator, multifunction envelope, random voltages, and playfully inviting banana patch points and touchplate keyboard, the Keyed Mosstone is all about exploring new sound through physical interaction and game-like play. Keyed Mosstone is an inspiring and quirky standalone synthesizer from Lorre Mill.

The Keyed Mosstone's primary sound source is the Moss Oscillator: a triangle oscillator with variable noise amount, then fed into a dedicated Lockhart wavefolder. A two-stage envelope generator can either be looped or triggered via the keyboard, allowing for multiple styles of interactive play. The keyboard itself has a deceptively simple design for the power it contains: it acts not only as a tunable pitch controller, but also allows touch access to random voltage routing and envelope loop state, acting like a momentary tactile patch matrix.

And of course, the Keyed Mosstone is fully patchable, with linear and exponential FM and CV inputs for most parameters. Just add some banana cables and get patching!

AE Modular Dirty Soundz #TTNM

Published on Sep 12, 2018

"A crackly, distorted and sonically messed-up jam with the AE Modular system, including the MULTI FX module's Ring Crusher reverb and nasty Nyle Filter resonance action!"


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:

JLR Live At Volunteer Park - MOTS Seattle - August 2018

Published on Sep 12, 2018 John L Rice

"This is actually part of the second piece I was going to perform at my live broadcast on KSER FM 90.7 the night before if there was time but it didn't happen so I used it for MOTS the next day! ;-) Here's the link for the KSER show video I made in case you missed it! ;-) [posted here]

Modules in the case:
4ms: ROW POWER 30
Qu-Bit: EON
2hp: Trim, Mult, LFO v2, Seq, Mix, Delay, Verb
Synth-Werks: Lamp3
Erica Synths: Pico Trigger
Happy Nerding: HM VCO x 2, MMM VCF, ADSR,
Division 6: Multiplicity VI
Synth Tech: E950, E951
Erica Synths: Pico DRUMS (not used)
Intellijel: Springray
Circuit Abbey: Unify

Direct audio recording by Bradley Millington
Video and additional audio content via John's Canon M5 camera
Post production by John L Rice using Sony Vegas Pro 13"

SynthScaper 1.6 Update

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Igor Vasiliev

"Sounds of default SynthScaper presets. Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between. App Store:
More about SynthScaper:"

What's New
Version History
Sep 12, 2018 Version 1.6
This update adds new modes that make it more convenient to use MIDI keyboards with SynthScaper.

● Sequencer evenly placing steps in oscillator voices.
● Markers of actual values for Effects 1,2 on main screen.
● Quick switch between oscillator control panels.
● Added control for MIDI keyboard velocity mode.
● Added control for MIDI keyboard velocity curve.
● Added control for MIDI keyboard modulation wheel.
● Modulation wheel on MIDI keyboard supports defaultly.
● MIDI keyboard velocity is sent to each voice.
● Changing font size in description panel.
● Built-in description updated.
● Several minor bugs were fixed.

korg ds8

Published on Sep 12, 2018 zack dagoba

"Messing around on the Korg DS8. Interesting synth!"

Roland RS-505 w/ Case w/ Wheels

via this auction

Roland SH-5 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Interesting note from the listing on CV compatibility of the SH-5:

"In order to join this SH-5 to your standard CV/GATE network:
CV signal level shift mod installed on buyer's requrst, change coming standard CV signal (C=0[V] protocol) to F=0[V] (Roland old internal protocol SH-5 runs on).

GATE signal level shift mod installed on buyer's request, accept today's standard 5[V] GATE signal. (SH-5 requires at least 12-13[V] GATE SIGNAL to drive EGs right)"

YAMAHA V2 Digital Programable Algorithm synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha DX5 Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer SN 1849

via this auction

Clavia nord MODULAR Rack SN 20101579

via this auction

"The G1 is a DSP based virtual analog modular synthesizer. It requries programming via Clavia's editor software, but is fully programmable and very powerful. The editor requires a PC running Windows 95 up to XP, or a Mac running OS 9 up to the latest version of MAC OS. The voice architecture of this synthesizer depends completely on how it is programmed and can configured to be anything from a complex monophonic synth, to a 32 voice poly synth, and anywhre in-between."

So, did the G1 name come only after the G2 was released? If not, then G1 is a user created name.

Knobcon: How To Control Lasers With Your Modular Synthesizer

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, 1010music introduced Laserbox, a new firmware for their Toolbox platform that lets you control frickin' lasers with your modular synthesizer.

We talked with creator Aaron Higgins, who gave us an overview and demo of how the system works. "

ER-301 varispeed Player slices Audio

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Sequenox

Battle of the Junos: Juno 106 vs Alpha Juno 2

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Starsky Carr

"Less of a battle, more of a chat... Jump to 21:00 to hear just some sounds.

An in depth look at the difference between these 2 of Roland's 1980's DCO polysynths.

The 106 has a big fat and Juicy filter
The alpha Junos have really flexible oscillators and envelopes

2:00 Alpha control options
4:00 Overview
5:00 Sawtooth
8:25 Sub Oscillators
9:50 Pulse/Square
13:08 Envelopes
15:05 Filters
19:33 Chorus
20:48 Some Sounds
27:15 Conclusion

There are loads of ways to control the Alphas now so the interface isn't the deal breaker it used to be... maybe the filter still is??"

smal demo olegtron 4060e eurorack module

Published on Sep 12, 2018 paul tas

Moog Grandmother Alien Sounds

Published on Sep 12, 2018 once upon a synth

"Demo of the Moog Grandmother synth featuring weird alien sound effects and space sounds. Mainly utilizing the sample and hold circuit as well as some other patch points."

Erica Synths-Black DUAL VCF demo sound

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
I have a fresh movie with Black Dual VCF from Erica Synths.
He is awesome but check for yourself why you want to have this filter!!!
At the core of this VCF is a highly stable, custom multimode VCF chip AS3320 (produced in Riga, btw). This module can be used as two independent. VCFs with simultaneous. HP, BP and LP. VCFs can be chained in series. Bonus feature - the 16 band spectrum analyzer gives you visual feedback on what is happening on summing output.
PICO VCO patched here with PICO SEQ for Dual VCF Bandpass filter and CV for Black Modulator for using LFO.
All drums come from the PICO DRUMS modules.
the sum goes to A MIX-PICO in PICO System II.
currently there is 40% OFF in Erica Synths for many products and this filter has a price of € 210 instead of € 350."

Knobcon 2018: The Missing Link - Clock Generator With Ableton Link

Published on Sep 12, 2018 sonicstate

Not to be confused with the original The Missing Link from Hans Lindaur's wifimidi.

"The Circuit Happy Missing Link is a clock generator with Ableton Link integration. Devices can be used to synth multiple devices over Wifi, and outputs a number of different clock type and resolution."

Patch n Tweak

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