MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leuchtturm - Korg Kross 2 Demo, Sounds, Custom Patches, Pads, Lead, Synthesizer

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Herbert Puukka

"This is a song entirely recorded with Korg Kross 2. All sounds and effects from the synthesizer.
You can download my patches here:
Herbert Puukka - composer and musician
Krems an der Donau/Austria"

Knobcon 2018 - That's a wrap

Published on Sep 13, 2018 SynthMania

"Until next year"

All parts here.

Resonant Envelopes (Patch & Tweak/Learning Modular)

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Learning Modular

"Electronotes #86 had a circuit idea of combining an envelope generator with a resonant filter to create additional detail (namely, resonant bounces) in the envelope's shape. I finally got around to making a video demonstrating this technique, with two different filters (Random*Source Serge Variable Q VCF and Doepfer A-125 VCF5 Wasp Filter).

00:00 explaining the patch
01:13 using a DC coupled filter
04:35 using an AC-coupled filter
08:03 playing with inverted transients
09:58 using different filter modes
12:34 repeating the experiments with a different filter

Later I will release a movie for the Sly Grogan - a module from nonlinearcircuits based on the original Electronotes circuit.

Technical note: Yes, the keyboard camera was malfunctioning. I treated the video the best I could so you could see my key depressions. It's already been fixed for the Sly Grogan video."

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 30 - Vendor hall walkthrough 3 (G.A.S. galore)

Published on Sep 13, 2018 SynthMania

"More incredible gear presented at Knobcon 2018"

All parts here.

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 29 - Therevox

Published on Sep 13, 2018 SynthMania

"Wonderful, wonderful instrument. Played it five minutes at the show. Ordered one right away."

All parts here.

Roland JP-8080 Analog Modeling Synthesizer SN ZL74878

via this auction

Beats and Bytes // Get in Sequence // 13 September 2018 4PM PST

Started streaming 5 minutes ago NovationTV

"Learn the advantages of utilising a hardware sequencer for your productions and performances. We will also showcase the new features in the latest Circuit update, version 1.7."

Connection | Modular Vignette Series

Published on Sep 13, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"An extended hand. Defenses down and without fear of reprisal, only longing to connect. To feel a part of the collective 'we'. The outcasts, the sensitive and the strange. It’s a journey to be taken, be it alone or among the like-minded. Grab your boots and let’s begin...

Modules used in this patch: Terminal Tedium running inFormant Automatonism patch (Formant filter drone) being re-filtered through System 80 Jove. Mutable Instruments Elements and Braids for lead sounds. Pittsburgh Modular LPG providing the crushing kick and Noise Engineering Basilimus Iteritas Alter on percussion being filtered through an Intellijel Morgasmatron. Modulation and sequencing by an Erica Synths Wogglebug, Malekko Voltage Block, Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 and a Music Thing Modular Turing Machine II with quantization from an Intellijel uScale. Additional drone duties from a Moog Mother-32"

BEER & SYNTH Event with Korg & Waldorf at Control Voltage, Portland Tonight

via @ControlVoltage_

"Brew Music with Korg & Waldorf is Tonight! - …"

"Calling all beer lovers & synth enthusiasts for the ultimate combination!

Join us for Brew Music with our friends at Korg & Waldorf from 6-9pm tonight, September 13th, 2018.

Come hang & enjoy a cold brew while tweaking, patching and playing some of our most popular gear. Product Specialists will be on hand to answer any questions.

First 100 people get a beer on us!"

Two Moog Sub 37s: Two Note 64-step Chord Sequence.

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Resonant Anvil

"No factory presets used."

Roland System 100 VINTAGE * Model 104 Sequencer * 1975 SN 621251

via this auction

"Very rare but absolutely essential part of the 100 modular system. A joy to program, absolutely required if you're going to do anything live with the System 100.

As a bonus, it can accept relatively low gate levels (5-15V), but outputs +14V gates as required by Arp 2600, Odyssey, System 100/101, System 100/102 and many other early 1970's instruments. This is a great convenience if you have a lot of old analog gear, you don't have to get it modified for low trigger levels, you can just use it with the 104.

100v, comes with (tiny) 110v->100v converter for operation in US as seen in photos."

Octave Plateau The Cat Analog Synthesizer PRE-SRM 1976

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2012.

"Pre-SRM model, super clean, works and sounds great. Much richer tone than either of the later SRM models. Comparable to Mk. II Arp Odyssey (2810) except many more routing and sound shaping options. One of the most versatile monosynths ever made, a superb solo/lead instrument, an insane FX machine, an absolute joy to play.

This unit has holes drilled for CV/gate (non-standard) but interface does not work. so just consider this as a standard pre-SRM Cat that can be easily modded in the event you want to add CV/gate."

TONTO Week: Malcolm Cecil, A Tribe Called Red, and The National Music Centre in Calgary

The Story of TONTO Published on Jan 22, 2014 National Music Centre

"The Original New Timbral Orchestra (TONTO), the world's largest analog synthesizer, has found a new home at the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta. This is the story of how TONTO went from a dream to a reality, and then found a new life and home at NMC."

Note the above video is from January 22, 2014. You should all be familiar with TONTO.

Update: It has come to my attention that John Leimseider has passed away. He was scheduled to give a TONTO Demonstration with Malcom Cecil on Nov. 17 per below. The demonstration will remain scheduled with Malcom Cecil, however the Synthesis 101 course on Nov. 14 has been canceled.

Details on the event:

TONTO Week puts "holy grail of synthesizers" in the spotlight from November 14-18

Week of activities to feature TONTO co-creator Malcolm Cecil, A Tribe Called Red, Phantom of the Paradise screening, and more

(Calgary, AB — September 13, 2018) After years of careful restoration, the National Music Centre (NMC) will commission one of the crown jewels of its music and technology collection, The Original New Timbral Orchestra (aka TONTO), during TONTO Week from November 14-18.

To commemorate this milestone, NMC will host a week of music programming timed to coincide with Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMCON), running concurrently at Studio Bell during TONTO Week. NMC Members receive discounted or free admission to all TONTO Week events (not including AEMCON conference passes), so purchase your membership online today at Individual tickets are available at AEMCON conference passes are available at

Members of A Tribe Called Red will be the first musicians to create new music with the legendary synthesizer, and they’ll demo TONTO during a public workshop and incorporate the instrument into an evening Studio Bell After Hours set. “After seeing TONTO for the first time back in 2014, I knew that I had unfinished business at the National Music Centre,” said 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red. “I have been waiting patiently ever since to get my hands on that instrument.”

Malcolm Cecil, one of the co-creators of TONTO, will be in attendance to deliver demonstrations and lectures on the history of the instrument. NMC will also host a screening of the cult classic film, Phantom of the Paradise, in which TONTO appeared, and other activities associated with the instrument.

TONTO is one of the world’s largest analog synthesizers. Created by Malcom Cecil and Robert Margouleff in 1968, its creation marked the first attempt at making a universal language for different synthesizers to communicate with each other, which was a revolutionary achievement. Under the band name Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, Cecil and Margouleff released the highly influential album Zero Time. The album demonstrated the rich, layered sounds of the massive synthesizer and attracted significant attention.

Used on multiple Stevie Wonder and The Isley Brothers albums in the 1970s, TONTO helped shape albums by a long list of notable artists such as Minnie Riperton, Joan Baez, the Doobie Brothers, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, Bobby Womack and more, and was prominently featured in Phantom of the Paradise.

“I needed to find a home for TONTO that would survive me and where it could be used,” said Malcolm Cecil after NMC acquired the instrument in 2013.

“We made a promise to Malcom to ensure that TONTO would be used again in the creation of new music and that its legacy would live on,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “It took several years to properly restore the instrument, and now it’s finally ready to enter its next chapter. We couldn’t be more excited to hear where NMC’s Artists in Residence take TONTO next.”


Dystopia (DiN56) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell Now Available

Announced back in August, "Dystopia (DiN56) by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell is now available on the DiN Bandcamp store as CD / Download.

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.

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Dave Bessell & Bakis Sirros between November 2015 and November 2017.

Bakis Sirros: ARP-2600, Doepfer A-100, Concussor, Eurorack modular (with Make Noise, Intellijel, Mutable Instruments, Waldorf, Cyndustries, Tiptop audio modules), Serge, Buchla, Blacet/Metalbox/CGS modulars, Oberheim Xpander, OB-Mx, Waldorf Microwave 1, Microwave XT, Roland System-100, Nord Modular, Yamaha FS1R, Emu EMAX II, and other sound modifiers, tape echo & software.

Dave Bessell: Macbeth M5n, Minimoog, Moog Sub37, Alesis A6, Vermona Perfourmer, MosLab System 32, Gibson Les Paul, Laney and Fender amps & Aum guitar."

KlirrFactory Mr.Q VST/VST3 Plugin - First Look

Published on Sep 9, 2018 TheKlirrfaktor

German video below.

"The Mr.Q VST Plugin is available @

Mr.Q is a unique VST/VST3 instrument based on bandpass filters. Mr.Q has up to 8 double (serial) resonant, tunable bandpass filters that allow you to create sounds from ambient textures over fine lead voices to absurd sub basses. It's hard to explain - so check the demo videos.

Mr.Q has 3 sequencers, a Q compressor, a up to 40 stages Wavefolder, Soft and Hard Clip and a bunch of controls for every of the 8 channels.

Be aware that this instrument can get crazy on high Q or Feedback values - but believe - it's a lot of fun!
Have fun!

VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH."

TEST SERIES Bastl Instruments Thyme Elektron Octatrack

Published on Sep 13, 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"

Logan Soloman Brings Back Classic ARP 2600 As A Modular Synthesizer

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, Logan Soloman introduced a new line of module designs, based on the classic ARP 2600 semi-modular analog synthesizer."


Note this is the same new Logan Soloman (Jim Soloman and Jammie Logan) bringing back Polyfusion. I created a new label for them with this post. Do a search for Logan Soloman below to find two previous posts.

Therevox ET-4 Synthesizer Inspired By Ondes Martenot, Electro-Theremin

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with Mike Beauchamp from Therevox Custom Musical Instruments, who gave us a hands-on demo of his unique Therevox ET-4.3 synthesizer."

Knobcon: Polyend + Dreadbox Medussa Hands-On Demo

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with Marc Doty, who gave us a quick demo of the new Polyend + Dreadbox Medusa synthesizer, which is now available."

Farfisa Transivox Synth/Accoustic Accordion

via this auction

Almost skipped this one as it's actually an accordion, but I thought it actually looks kind of cool as a desktop synth. It has a preset for strings as well. Curious when these were made.

"Made in Italy Farfisa TX 1M Transivox Acoustic/Electrc Hybrid Piano Accordion (120 Bass) with Built-in Electric Organ.

It's in Good Shape and Works Well.

Great Sounding and Versatile Accordion.

Comes with the Hard Case & Power Adapter.

*One Shoulder Strap is Broken*"

Access Virus TI2 Polar Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Rare Orange SOMA Laboratory Lyra-8

via this auction

"Comes in a super rare Orange color, only a couple of these were sold in this color."

Moog Rogue SN 8402 w/ Orignal Box

via this auction

This one appears to have been listed back in 2011 and 2010. Great to see the synth, box & docs have been kept in great shape.

"Moog "The Rogue" synthesizer for sale. In very good to excellent condition. Interior foam removed by previous owner. All keys, sliders, knobs and mod wheels working properly. I have only used the audio out jack so I cannot verify the condition of the others.

Cosmetic condition is pretty darn good as shown in photos. Always kept covered to avoid dust.

FYI, this is a "lowest-note priority" mono synth. Makes cool bass and lead sounds, especially using the mod wheel.

Includes original paperwork, power supply and box as shown."

KORG MS-20M Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Case & SQ1 Sequencer

via this auction

"Perfect condition, Korg MS-20M desktop module, assembled. Complete with Korg Sq1, all cables, power supply and Hard carry case."

Vult Modules Series - Vessek Complex Analog Oscillator

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I'm taking a closer look at Vessek, the complex analog oscillator, a very unique sounding oscillator, full of sonic possibilities. I go through all of its features, starting from the dual oscillator section, the sound shaping tools, and the glide and fade functions.

If you want to support my work consider buying my Music :) -

Here are all the different patches -"

Introduction to FM Synthesis in VCV-Rack

Published on May 14, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I go through some of the basics of FM Synthesis in VCV-Rack."

Hammond 'Auto-Vari 64' voiceboard testsong ft. Ambika & Nyx

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Stereoping

"After midifying a voiceboard left over from a broken Hammond 'Auto-Vari 64' Drumcomputer i made up a song with it. Before the song starts at 1:00 you'll be presented some programmed drumloops and footage of the voicecard. Bass and Chords coming from the Ambika, the chords are sent through a Böhm Phasing Rotor 78 (don't miss the switching of the Böhm to 'SCHNELL' at 2:44 - it's this beautiful instant Solina feeling). There is also the NYX playing some dramatic solo themes, the Micromonsta bringing in blippy Arpeggios and the famous K4 contributing epic 8bit choirs, equalized by the Vermona inductor EQ and sent through the Roland DEP-5 endless reverb. Thanks for watching :-)"

Knobcon 18: Roger Linn On The Linn Drum 2

Published on Sep 12, 2018 sonicstate

"We caught up with the legendary Roger Linn at Knobcon and asked him: ' So what about the Linn Drum 2 Roger?'
And he told us.."

Knobcon 18: Radikal Technologies Delta CEP-A New Features

Published on Sep 12, 2018 sonicstate

"Joerg Schaaf was showing the latest updates to his Delta CEP-A desktop semi modular synthesizer which features their Swarm Oscillators, four note paraphony on board effects and some clever use of digital and DSP work as well as twin multi-mode filters (one analogue and one digital)"

Knobcon 2018: Real Fake Knobs - Not Just For Your Synthesizer

Published on Sep 13, 2018 sonicstate

:45 - You broke my modular! What did you do?!!! Stick an extra knob on your MATHs to make it go to 11. MATHs only has 10 knobs.

"Have you ever been in that situation where you've thought, I need more knobs but just can't afford them at the moment?... Even if you went to Knobcon you might have thought, I need more knobs.... Real Fake Knobs makes real knobs more accessible to the average Joe... "

Did You Know You Can Control Your Ensoniq Sampler With A Microphone?

Published on Sep 13, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"Using a microphone with your Ensoniq Sampler you can create new ways to make amazing music. In this video we’ll use a microphone to control the filter modulation on the Ensoniq ASR 10. This method utilizes the CV (Control Voltage) input available on the Ensoniq ASR 10, EPS 16+ and Classic EPS. Since this is the case, you can use this method on all of these Ensoniq samplers. Although CV has become almost synonymous with Eurorack modular synthesizers. Now you can take advantage of the Ensoniq Samplers CV input without a modular system."

CV With Your Vintage Sampler – How To Use CV (Control Voltage) With Your Ensoniq Sampler

Published on Aug 14, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"CV (Control Voltage) inputs exist on most Ensoniq samplers. In the video we’ll use the ASR 10 and a modular synthesizer to see what it sounds like to have the ASR 10 modulated by a CV signal. This is an ideal way to combine your sampler with a modular synth."

Also see: Using CV (Control Voltage) with Ensoniq ASR-10 Sampler via Modular Synthesizer

7 Patch Tips for Moog Grandmother

Published on Sep 13, 2018 once upon a synth

"7 patching tips and tricks for the Moog Grandmother synth. We go over things like cascading filters, parallel reverb, demon sounds, vibrato/tremolo and more!"

ARP Axxe with Sub Oscillator

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Lackan

"A quick demo of my ARP Axxe where I have installed a Sub Oscillator instead of the rather useless Gain-fader. Multiplies the Axxe by two, if not more."


New Roland Roland AX Edge Keytar Synthesizer w/ Mobile App Editor

Published on Sep 13, 2018 RolandChannel

You can find pics of the editor below. It looks like you get full access to the synth engine consisting of four partials (parts or oscillators), each with selectable waveforms, filter, envelop, LFOs, EQ and more. See the screens for the parameters.

"The Roland AX-Edge Keytar, a performance synthesizer designed to be played in a standing position with a shoulder strap. Building on decades of refinement and input from artists around the world, the AX-Edge features 49 full-sized keys, 256 notes of polyphony, and a professional sound set crafted specifically for keytarists. It also offers a sleek, modern design with the unique ability to interchange Edge Blades and customize the instrument’s look."

"Today’s audiences crave dynamic performances that stand out. As an artist, you want to connect with your fans and take your moment in the spotlight. The AX-Edge builds on decades of refinement and learning from artists the world over about what makes the ultimate performance synthesizer. The AX-Edge has a sleek, modern design with a customizable look via interchangeable Edge Blades, 49 full-sized keys, and a sound set crafted specifically for keytarists. And throughout the AX-Edge, you’ll find thoughtful design features that give you the freedom and confidence to truly express yourself on stage.

Lizard System Video 2

Published on Sep 12, 2018 Vinicius Brazil


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