MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Jade Rose: First Flight (1st song on DIY modular)

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Jade Rose

Album link:


Cool system and track. The copper faceplates give the system a steampunk vibe.

10-Polyend Dreadbox Medusa-Part 10: The Grid as a performance interface

Part 10 added here.

DU-INO Jam: Prophet VS Envelope Generator

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Logick Workshop

"Demonstrating an example function on the DU-INO: a Sequential Circuits Prophet VS style envelope generator.

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Hypnotic '70s style with PHENOL

Published on Sep 14, 2018 SynthMania

Synth: Kilpatrick Audio PHENOL
FX: Strymon BigSky
MIDI controller: Korg Monologue

ARP 4072 VCF Yusynth clone on Breadboard protoboard matched transistors, resistors & capacitors

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Sbranvlztronics

"I've built the ARP 4072 VCF (yusynth clone version) in another protoboard, this time using matched transistors (BC560), also matched resistors and capacitors. Next time I will try some modifications to the exponential converter and other little things."

Arp 2600 w/ 3620 Keyboard

via this auction

Large borders on these pics.

"Fully tested, perfect working condition, plays beautifully. It was recently professionally serviced by Patch Work NYC: patchwork(dot)nyc

Arp 2600 Version 2601 V1.0 Serial #0352 we think dated to 1975 with the matching 3620 Keyboard, serials match as well. Cosmetically the synth is in great condition with little sign of wear and no major noticeable blemishes. The metal faceplate is in great almost scratch free condition with no major noticeable blemishes. There's a scratch here and there on the carrying case and tolex but again nothing major. See photos for a very good indication of the cosmetic condition. The synth and keyboard are both in perfect working condition and sounds/plays fantastic. Comes with all power cables."

Prophet 600 "demo song sounds"

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Vintage Sounds

"All sounds create with Prophet 600"

Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D SN 1713

via this auction

"Fully tested, perfect working condition, plays beautifully. Cosmetically the synth is showing signs of wear but no major noticeable blemishes, see photos for a very good indication of the cosmetic condition. Other key cosmetic point is the Mod Wheels do not match, one is a replacement while the other is original. Serial no. 4713 (1973-1974) Williamsville, NY. Recently professionaly serviced by Patch Work NYC ()."

Nyle Steiner EVI (Trumpet) and AKAI EWI 3020m Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"If you are looking for one of these, then you will know much more about it than I do. As I understand it, Nyle Steiner is somewhat of a pioneer in the design of electronic synthesizers for valve instruments suitable for professional use. (You can google the "Nyle Steiner Homepage" or EVI instruments at "Synthmuseum" for more information.) We bought this in 1998, just after Nyle parted company with AKAI, as a birthday present for our father, a retired professional jazz trumpeter. He was not interested in learning about synthesizers, so it was set aside and never used. My brother had purchased the AKAI 3020 electronic wind instrument (EWI) and the 3020m analog sound module new and shipped them to Nyle in Los Angeles to convert the wind instrument to a valve instrument (EVI).

This sales includes the Steiner EVI and the Akai sound module, along with all cables and manuals. They will be shipped in the original AKAI boxes."

Pics of the instruction manual for the EVI below.

1975 Stylophone 350S

via this auction

"1970s Stylophone 350S Analog Synthesizer in EXCELLENT CONDITION. Made in England.

This large model of the Stylophone with photo-controlled wah-wah and vibrato sounds amazing, with a powerful and colorful analog synth sound.

Vangelis used a Stylophone 350S on his 1975 "Heaven and Hell" album, and the track "Pulstar" on his album "Albedo 0.39" from 1976. There is no other synthesizer in the world like it.

All functions have been tested. Everything works and sounds great!"

WMD Arpitecht TRIAD - an explanation

Published on Sep 14, 2018 WMDevices

"The WMD Arpitecht is an arpeggio generator and quantizer module for eurorack modular synthesizers. It is great at creating melodies and rhythmic bass lines for oscillators and synth voices. It has an expansion module called TRIAD which is for creating chords within the modular system.

In this video, Alex quickly runs through our recommended method for sequencing the TRIAD and creating chord progressions. This requires an outside step sequencer that creates static voltages to sequence the TRIAD input and change the chord you'd like to hear.

The short version is, plug in the note outputs into the V/OCT inputs on 3 separate oscillators and turn the TRIAD knob all the way to the LEFT.

Next, Tune your oscillators so they are all the same note as each other. This note should be the ROOT note of your scale set on Arpitecht.

Now, instead of using the TRIAD knob to select the triad you'd like to hear, select step one on your external sequencer and move the CV to select what chord will corellate with that step. Do the same on your following steps until your progression is complete."

Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer: Complete Overview/Tutorial & Demo

Published on Sep 14, 2018 WaldorfMusicChannel

"The Waldorf Blofeld is a synthesizer combining virtual analogue synthesis with wavetable synthesis and FM synthesis. It is available as a small desktop unit and as a 49 key velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard version."

Novation // Oscillator Culture - The Story of the Polysynth

Published on Sep 14, 2018 NovationTV

"Oscillator Culture - The Story of the Polysynth explores the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Inventors, musicians, and enthusiasts take a moment to reflect on their often complex relationship with the polysynth – for many, it's an all-consuming passion.

In this documentary, we hear from Ben Rossborough (Cyberwave EMS), Nick Batt (Sonic State) and Finlay Shakespeare (Future Sound Systems). Novation's Synth aficionados, Chris Calcutt, Danny Nugent, Nick Bookman and Jerome Meunier, who were entrenched in the development of Peak while this documentary was being made, offer their perspectives on the scene.


New Yamaha MODX Synthesizer Demo Videos

Published on Sep 14, 2018

Update: added fourth demo to the playlist above, and the official press release below.


1. Yamaha MODX Synthesizer - All Playing, No Talking! - Kraft Music
Find exclusive Yamaha MODX Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Kraft Music's very own Adam Berzowski plays on the Yamaha MODX8 Synthesizer at Kraft Music.

Yamaha MODX synthesizers are equipped with an inspiring and sophisticated synthesis engine based on the same technology that powers the flagship Montage. Motion Control Synthesis, Motion Sequences, the Super Knob, and 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching provide expressive and interactive control of the AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, bringing music production automation to realtime live performance. An A/D input processes external audio sources, while audio and MIDI can be sent and received via a single USB cable. The 61-key MODX6 and 76-key MODX7 feature non-weighted synth action keyboards. The MODX8 features an 88-note weighted keyboard action.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha MODX synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!
2. Yamaha MODX Synthesizer Review + Sound Demo & Tutorial - BoBeats
Review of the Yamaha ModX Synthesizer + sound demo and tutorial. BE AWESOME and become a Patron:

Part 1: Basic features 2:35
Part 2: Creating a sound 4:44
Part 3: Adding a FM voice 13:27
Part 4: Motion control 19:00
Part 5: Computer integration 27:13
Part 6: Pros and cons 28:56
Part 7: Alternatives 30:58
3. Yamaha MODX unboxing and demo!
The Yamaha MODX6 has arrived in the shack and we'll introduce this interesting and significant new synth, do a leisurely unboxing, discuss the features and specifications and then play some of the signature sounds using the new FM-X synthesizer engine. We'll be demonstrating the MODX6, which has the same features as the MODX7 and MODX8, with technology inherited from the flagship Yamaha Montage.

This is the successor to the Yamaha MOXF6 and the Yamaha MOTIF that we have previously featured on the channel!
A sound demo of the Yamaha MODX!

And the official press release:

"Yamaha MODX Incorporates Flagship Technology into a Lightweight, Affordable Line of Synthesizers

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 14, 2018) — Yamaha today unveiled the MODX - a line of compact, lightweight, hybrid synthesizers inspired by flagship Yamaha synth technology to offer dynamic, expressive music-making at an affordable price.

This successor to the popular Yamaha MOXF line will be available in three models – MODX6 (61 semi-weighted keys), MODX7 (76 semi-weighted keys) and MODX8 (88 weighted and graded keys) – to fit the needs of synth players, keyboardists and pianists alike.

The power of the MODX offers musicians unlimited potential to create their own unique sound. The MODX sound engine draws on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE synth: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine plus a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for dynamic synthesis and complex sound design. The MODX also incorporates Motion Control, a highly programmable control matrix for dynamic sound interaction. This gives musicians unparalleled ability to direct and manipulate their sound by interacting with their Performances in fine detail.

The MODX expands on the MOXF by offering a wide array of control and workflow elements. Seamless Sound Switching has been introduced in the tradition of MONTAGE to allow switching between Performances without any sound cutoff. MODX has DSP power with up to 13 simultaneous dual insertion effects and 3 system/master effects. MODX polyphony has been increased to 128 notes of stereo AWM2 (sample-based) plus 64 FM-X (Frequency Modulation synthesis.) The control panel now includes four faders, multi-function Super Knob and a touchscreen display.

At the same time, the MODX is housed in a lightweight body that makes it easy to carry to sessions, gigs and rehearsals. Also, like its predecessor, the MODX comes bundled with Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software for creating and producing music on the computer.

Synth players and sound designers will appreciate the deep programmability of Motion Control and the MODX FM-X synth engine. The versatility of the MODX and the wealth of onboard keyboard, synth, brass and strings sounds will appeal to keyboardists needing a wide variety of sounds, and 88 weighted-action keys, designed with the benefit of over 125 years of Yamaha piano craftsmanship and over 40 years of synth innovation, will suit any pianist.
“MODX sets a new standard for mid-range synthesizer sound, control and mobility,” said Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Yamaha Synthesizers. “With advanced flagship technology in a lightweight, accessible package, MODX excels on stage, in the studio and in a wide array of creative situations.”

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha MODX6 (MSRP $1,649), MODX7 (MSRP $1,899) and MODX8 (MSRP $2,399) are scheduled to ship September 27.
For more information, please visit"

Search for Yamaha MODX below for more.

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Devoid, from the album Dystopia (DiN56)

Published on Sep 13, 2018 mamonu

Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell - Devoid
from the album: Dystopia (DiN56)

Auraglyph Improvisation (from scratch)

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Spencer Salazar

E-RM Multiclock Syncs DAWs with Midi, Din & Analog Clock Hardware

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The E-RM Multiclock fits in with a variety of MIDI-based workflows with the end goal of keeping hardware and software devices completely in sync with one another. While capable of acting as a master clock source itself, perhaps the most notable feature is its ability to generate an ultra-stable MIDI clock for syncing hardware to a DAW. As well as MIDI the Multiclock can generate DIN Sync and analog clocks.

By using their Multiclock plugin, users can generate an encoded audio signal that handles MIDI sync between DAW and hardware. Just use a dedicated output from an audio interface plugged into the Multiclock's signal input, and the Multiclock hardware translates back into a super-stable MIDI clock, acting as the perfect bridge between the software and hardware realms, keeping DAW and MIDI hardware completely in sync.

Available here:"

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moderately excited (yamaha ex5 vocal formant & AN/FM demo)

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Alex S.

Nice soothing sound to sleep to. Put this on your nighttime playlist.

"Yamaha EX5 is very excited because you are going to subscribe to this channel. This, erm, outstanding patch was created using two virtual analog oscillators, applying FM and then layering a vocal formant effect on top. Now please excuse me, I'll show myself the way to the door. :-)"

Analogue Solutions Generator Sequencer Now Available for Purchase

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Generator sequencer - Loop points and Freeze. This video shows you some cool things you can do unique to this sequencer."

"Analogue Solutions plays to win with highly-versatile next-generation Generator step sequencer

KINGSWINFORD, UK: having made musical waves with a prototype presentation at SUPERBOOTH18 in Berlin before speedily selling out of its first batch, British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce (approaching) availability of a second batch of its next-generation Generator step sequencer — a highly- versatile, multi-channel analogue appliance specifically targeted towards making it easy, fun, and intuitive to change generated rhythms and also play alternative sequences — as of September 14…

As implied by the CV & GATE SEQUENCE GENERATOR wording which is boldly blazoned across a pleasingly well-populated panel, Analogue Solutions’ next- generation Generator is no ordinary step sequencer. As a compact, slim form factor desktop design featuring three parallel-running, 16-step CV (control voltage) channels — CV CHANNEL A, CV CHANNEL B, and CV CHANNEL C — and an array of associated hands-on controls housed in a rugged steel and aluminium chassis with no plastic mouldings (making it ideally suited to withstanding the rigours of the road while being equally at home in the studio, home- based or otherwise), Generator is actually a playable step sequencer at its musical heart. How, exactly, it does that is exactly what sets it apart from the run-of- the-mill step sequencing pack.

Put it this way: with Generator it’s not simply a case of setting up a short sequence of notes to be left looping ad infinitum, as is still the case with some step sequencers out there — though there is still something to be said for those mesmerising musical compositions conjured up by the repetitive note patterns pioneered and popularised by the likes of Germany’s homegrown Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream during their Seventies heyday and appropriated in many musical styles since; instead, its user interface is deftly designed to make it easy, fun, and intuitive to change generated rhythms and also play alternative sequences.

Firstly, four dedicated knobs offering patent-pending IReTiGaC (Intuitive Real Time Gate Control) can change the rhythm of the beats for the pattern playing by setting which of the 16 steps of the sequence will produce gates; slowly rotating each knob adds more beats in specific positions, thereby increasing the intensity of the rhythm. A pair of associated GATE pattern outputs are available alongside a FLIPPED GATE ‘copy’ — positive voltage with an inverted ‘state’ (so the output does the opposite of the main GATE outputs) — for flexibility when connecting to suitably-equipped analogue synthesisers, Eurorack modular system setups, or other analogue equipment. These output the rhythm set using those IReTiGaC knobs, and using both together with two different synths creates considerable interplay between them.

The wonderful world of the VOLTAGE GENERATOR is where Generator really steps up to the plate to offer some serious alternative action, though. This is a special kind of transposer/CV generator with six ‘slots’ — each activated using its own triangular-shaped gold-plated pressure plate. The corresponding knob above each plate is used to set the control voltage output of the VOLTAGE GENERATOR within an approximate range of 0-5V. Those voltage outputs can be sent straight to and mixed with CV CHANNEL A, CV CHANNEL B, and CV CHANNEL C’s respective CV A, CV B, and CV C outputs sockets, with an associated SHIFT switch’s settings determining what goes where: setting said switch into its ‘up’ position results in the VOLTAGE GENERATOR being mixed with A, B, C (CV CHANNEL A, CV CHANNEL B, and CV CHANNEL C); ‘centre’ is off, and ‘down’ results in the VOLTAGE GENERATOR only being mixed with C (CV CHANNEL C). The VOLTAGE GENERATOR’s control voltage is also always available on its own CV output, allowing users to patch it back somewhere else — even externally (to a suitable synth or modular setup).

So what, exactly, can be done with this visionary VOLTAGE GENERATOR? For starters, it can conceivably be used as a standalone six ‘note’ interval CV keyboard to directly play an external CV-equipped synthesiser, such as Analogue Solutions’ own Treadstone (taking the same smart, small, and affordable desktop design-driven analogue attributes of its similarly superior-sounding synthBlocks signal-processing siblings and applying them to a true analogue mono synth that packs a lot of patchable punch into a perfectly-matched, portable package). Patching possibilities abound as the VOLTAGE GENERATOR pressure plates are routed to its own outputs: the CV socket outputs control voltage, so pressing plates harder results in a higher voltage that can, for instance, be used to creatively control clock tempo, intensity, fill, or transpose via their respective INT CLOCK TEMPO, INTENSITY, FILL, and TRANSPOSE sockets. (The INTENSITY input uses a CV of approximately 0-5V to alter the intensity of the rhythm with more beats being added to the rhythm as the voltage increases; the FILL input is similar to INTENSITY, but only affects the last four steps to alter the pattern of notes in the last four beats of the sequencer.) The GATE socket outputs a gate that can be used to clock the sequencer, RESET or START it, for example. Additionally, another output voltage from the VOLTAGE GENERATOR can also be patched to alter internal clock speed or transpose. That said, there are also QUANTISED VG output sockets outputting the same signal which will quantise the VOLTAGE GENERATOR voltage to the nearest semitone (when using 1V/oct synths).

Thereafter, thanks to those three parallel channels of 16 steps, Generator steps back into more familiar step sequencing territory — albeit with dedicated start and end LOOP point controls for initiating interesting patterns — that plays well with any analogue gear that has CV and Gate inputs, including vintage or more modern analogue synths and Eurorack modular system setups. Since it does not feature a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) output, it is clearly not a MIDI sequencer — nor a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) control surface. Saying that, it is equipped with a MIDI IN socket, so allows sync, start, stop, and resend control signals to be sent from a DAW or MIDI sequencer. Speaking of which, using MIDI Note information, users can program their own ‘clock pattern’ that can run to clock Generator at the same tempo, half the number of notes to run Generator at half tempo, double the number of notes to run it at double tempo, or even mute the clock note pattern to silence Generator at a particular point before unmuting to get it running again, all the while creating rhythmic patterns to make Generator syncopate with DAW patterns — much more creative and gratifying than simply using MIDI sync alone.

Analogue Solutions is clearly playing to win with its next-generation Generator step sequencer — so much so that the likes of (the still-active) Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream should seriously consider playing with one (or more) onstage or in the studio. Speaking of which, English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers already have access to two! That said, chances are musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and music programmer par excellence Martyn Ware would also approve... after all, he co-composed Sheffield synth-pop funksters Heaven 17’s influential single ‘Play To Win’ way back in 1981, at a time when synthesisers started to make a serious dent in the charts, exciting the ears of one teenage Tom Carpenter — Analogue Solutions’ future founder — in the process.

Priced at £629.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$749.00 USD/€679.00 EUR (inc. VAT), Generator is available to purchase through Analogue Solutions’ growing global network of authorised dealers — including Analogue Solutions itself — listed here:"

Let's Play with Quanta

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Tim Webb

"This year iOS got three great new granular synths! I'm going to explore them all, and this week I'm featuring Quanta by Audio Damage. This is a full-featured desktop AU/VST available now on iOS! Quanta is available on iTunes:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: (Patrons of both campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

KnobCon 2018 - Showroom Floor Walk - 9/8/2018

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Marshal Arnold

"KnobCon 2018 - Showroom Floor Walk - 9/8/2018

On Saturday Sept 8th 2018 I slow walked the main Showroom. I tried to take my time and get as much ambiance as possible. I think I may have missed a few booths, but in parts of the showroom it became quite crowded so I did the best I could lol. So many amazing synths all around and really cool people jamming and sampling all that sweet sweet gear! What a cool event for Synthesizer enthusiasts! I'll be back next year for sure!"

TEST SERIES WMD Gamma Wave Source Arcade Alexander Pedals Syntax Error Bananana Nirvanana

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Making Arcade Sounds.
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"

Electro Lobotomy Patchable 4 Oscillator Drone Device Noise Session

Published on Sep 14, 2018 electro lobotomy

"Noise session with the patchable 4 osc device. For more info please visit my etsy shop:"

Patchable 4 oscillator drone device noise session
Patchable 4 oscillator device processing a drum machine
Touch play with the 4 oscillator drone device

Adam Holzman and the Schmidt

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Schmidt-Synthesizer

"Adam Holzman (Keyboarder at Steven Wilson, former Miles Davis, Chaka Khan,..) has his first encounter with the Schmidt Synthesizer"

New eBay Search Box at the Bottom of Posts

You might have noticed a new eBay Search box at the bottom of posts, to the right of the search box for the site. I find I often search for the prices of used gear on eBay after I put up a post featuring said gear. I figure the search box would make that easier as it is right there under the post, and it will help support the site. If you search for stuff on eBay, please use the box and know that you are helping out the site.

YAMAHA CS40M Programmable Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

ROLAND SH-101 SN 255178 w/ Gig Bag, Mod Grip & Manual

via this auction

physical: norns study 4

physical: norns study 4 from tehn on Vimeo.

99 Red Balloons - Arcade Style

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Addictive Synthesis

"I haven't done one of these in a while; so, here's "99 Red Balloons" arranged for the PO-20 Arcade. Enjoy!"

Yamaha MX49 Demo - ALL The Patches From The ETHNIC Bank

Published on Sep 14, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Radikal Technologies Eurorack Modules At Knobcon 2018

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with Jörg Schaaf of Radikal Technologies, who was showing updates to his line of Eurorack modules - and who told us about a new desktop synth module, too."

Knobcon Believotron Lets You Choose Your Own Synth Adventure

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with Daniel Lindmark of Believotron, who was showing a variety of tools for building custom Axolotl-based synths and more."

How to make Daft Punk's Da Funk synth sound with Moog Grandmother

Published on Sep 14, 2018 once upon a synth

"This is a patch making tutorial for how to make the lead patch from Daft Punk's Da Funk track using the Moog Grandmother analog synth. We make heavy use of hard sync as well as a neat mixer feedback trick."

Yamaha Introduces New Yamaha MODX Keyboard Synthesizer

Published on Sep 14, 2018 Yamaha Corporation

Additional details to follow... You can find some renders and specs previously posted here.

The Missing Link from Circuit Happy - KnobCon 2018

Published on Sep 13, 2018 Marshal Arnold

"The Missing Link from Circuit Happy - KnobCon 2018

While doing my showroom walk I was stopped by the folks at the Circuit Happy Booth! They have created a little sync box that wraps up the Ableton Link feature into a standalone device and will allow users to sync up separate modular and or eurorack rigs and iOS aps.

Please excuse my shaky cam, I got so excited that I started just chatting and forgot to focus on the presentation.

The Missing Link is a very cool device and I can see the power of having the Ableton Link protocol in a standalone device!"

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