MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

An ARP 2500 in Eurorack Format?

CMS 1004 demo - The Pearlman Oscillator and T-mixer Published on Sep 24, 2018 Phil Cirocco

"This is a quick preliminary demo of the new CMS 1004 Pearlman Oscillator. This VCO is a faithful reproduction of the massive VCO circuit from the ARP 2500, shrunk down to euro rack format. An analog CRT oscilloscope shows some of the unique and interesting waveform combinations available."

CMS is going eurorack with the CMS 1004T (ARP 2500) - Pearlman Oscillator and T-mixer

This is huge news. Not only the ARP 2500 1004T oscillator in eurorack format, but CMS entering the eurorack market as well. Phil Cirocco of CMS is known as the ARP specialist in the US. He works on vintage ARPs as well as designing his own synths, most recently the CMS 2607. Be sure to see the CMS label at the bottom of this post for more.

Pearlman, of course refers to ARP's founder Alan R. Pearlman.

Curious if CMS plans a full blown ARP 2500 in eurorack format. Imagine that. :)

ARP 2500 pictured below for reference, via this post.

1970s Unassembled PAIA OZ 3760 Synth Kit

via this auction

"Here is a SUPER RARE find - a totally unassembled DIY synth kit for the famous PAIA OZ 3760 synth! Comes with everything pictured, including the original speaker, manual, pitch pad, and everything else you should need to put this bad boy together!

Note: Because this is an unassembled kit, we cannot guarantee that it will work when fully assembled. Therefore, it is being sold as-is. Please let us know if you have any questions before purchasing.

The kit is in very good cosmetic. condition, minimal noticeable wear to the individual pieces. Some of the components are in their original packaging.

Additional description:

White Korg ARP Odyssey Analog Duophonic Synth Rev.1 Desktop Module SN 100362

via this auction

Arturia MatrixBrute 49-key Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII w/ Original Box & Case

via this auction


via this auction


Published on Sep 24, 2018 LESINDES

"QUANTUM own sound creations
with some bugs --- due to firmware and
human misunderstanding
some sounds might sound familiar to
you channel subscribers from my
recent video but, still, the performance
is the strenghs of this beast!!!"

64 FREE PATCHES - Korg Poly61 vitange synthesizer

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Eyepatch Entertainment

"This is a set of patches that I’ve created while fixing Poly61s over the years. Some are similar to the factory patches, some are crazy, and some are very unique. These are all designed for either long ambient pads or interesting usage with the arpeggiator.

Load this file into a sound recorder or your computer.
– PLUG an audio cable into FROM TAPE
– PUSH BUTTON 2 and the screen should change to LOAD
– PLAYBACK the file using an audio cable into the POLY61
– The screen with say “Good” if loaded correctly after around 10 seconds

Matrixbrute/Duophonic Mode ("Transition #1")

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Duophonic mode on the MB. VCO 3 (LH part) = sine wave. Upper part = combination of various waveforms. Note the metronome on the MB - the aim was to achieve a machine-like steadiness with the LH.

A collection of short, transitional works could be good. If I remember correctly, Boards of Canada had an album many years ago where between each main track was a short, transitional work. Transitional works only could work i.e. not only 'filler' tracks, but a collection. I'll maybe work on the idea over the next few months; potentially all on the MB.

Soundcloud link here -

All best

Synth Stuff Ep. 49 - Moog Grandmother

Published on Sep 24, 2018 tritonrecordings

"The latest Moog mono-synth, the Grandmother. Much of the internal circuitry is drawn from the Model 15 modular system, giving this a more vintage flavor when compared to something like a Sub 37 or Sub Phatty. The look is very 70's too. With the semi-modular capabilities and the arp/sequencer, I have to say this thing is incredible bang for the buck. Not to mention, the spring reverb is amazing and makes everything sound old and spooky. This one is staying in my collection for a long time."

KV331 SynthMaster One | Trance Sounds (iPad iOS app)

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Whentherushcomes

"Playing some sounds with the SynthMaster One iPad synthesizer app by KV331. Using the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 as a midi controller."

Sequential In The Spotlight With the OB-6 and Taylor Bartholomew

You can find an interview with Taylor Bartholomew on Seqeuntial's website here.

"Taylor Bartholomew played bass and toured with American Pop band Courrier, most popular for their song placements in TV shows like CW’s Vampire Diaries, and also being in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Best Artists of Texas.” Taylor now spends most of his time producing for up-and-coming indie electronic artists."

You can find previous posts featuring Seqeuntial's Spotlight series here.

Vinicius Electrik Eurorack Modules Including Lizard, Multiwaves And SVVCF

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Vinicius Electrik eurorack modules include some interesting modules with bright red panels. The Lizard is a sequencer as well as oscillator, Multiwaves is a triple VCO/LFO. Vinicius also offers a state variable VCF with multiple inputs and outputs and CV controls over everything and up to 18db/octave lowpass. There is are also solid utility modules from Vinicius including a midi to CV converter, an ADSR envelope, dual VCA and four channel mixer. We got a little help with the tune in the beginning from the Teenage Engineering PO-28 Robot Pocket Operator.

Vinicius Electrik available here:"

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

DIY VCS3 Ring Modulator Radiophonic Action

Published on Sep 24, 2018

"A quick burst of noise from a DIY EMS VCS3 ring modulator, using an eastern bloc clone of the original and very obsolete Mullard TAB101 Ring Mod chip"

haQ attaQ Synthesizer Synthesis Academy Tutorials

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Jakob Haq

Cool new series from Jakob Haq. First video above.

Note you can find and support Jakob Haq on Patreon here:

1. SAWTOOTH waveforms DOESN'T exist? │ Synth Harmonics - haQ attaQ 299
Is it true that Sawtooth waveforms doesn't exist? What is it exactly that a synthesizer waveform sound and look like anyway? To understand that we have to dive deep into the concept of synth harmonics. So take a seat and grab a can of -insert favorite beverage-. We're about to find out how this stuff really works.

Introducing Blinksonic° FR3TZ° for Native Instruments Reaktor 6

Published on Sep 22, 2018 BLINKSONIC°

"Blinksonic family is growing with the release of a new breed ensemble for Reaktor 6.

Please welcome to FR3TZ ! String Harmonics meet Euclidean Beats... in a Granular Cloud.

FR3TZ is a self sequenced instrument which offers to play chromatically a full set of guitar harmonics samples, with the power of granular synthesis and a suite of 6 effects.
The 3 track-mono-step sequencer can be programmed in a similar way as an Euclidean rhythm generator.

FR3TZ is an unconventional piece of instrument for creating generative patterns both melodical and rhythmical, the whole being encapsulated inside a modern user interface, inspired by « Material Design », which reinforces the user experience.
This instrument can produce amazing mechanical or non linear melodic patterns but also percussive beats and generative soundscapes. 177 snapshots have been crafted to illustrate the kind of unstable loops and unusual phrases that can be created with it.

FR3TZ also explores the random concept again, in order to provide some humanized effects on your note patterns. The sequencer is coupled with a note selector (a 1 octave virtual keyboard. This selector allows to choose which sound of the map will be aleatory launched on any incoming gate events.

Travel over the waveform with the mouse to obtain glitchy effects.. Combine the 6 effects (Pitchshifter, Filter, Distortion, Delay, Chorus, Reverb) in order to sculpt the shapes of your tones.. Inject some crazy movement on the master mix with Binaural/Doppler effect... This extensive set of features combined between each other, provides a unique recipe for designing sounds.

FR3TZ, even more than a sound bank or a virtual instrument, is a real physical sonic palette.
You will discover how surprising it can be to use string harmonics as an oscillation source, transform them as an atonal percussive element. Thanks to granular synthesis, experiment how to sound big with the infinitely small.


String harmonics have a particular sound rendering and easily provide one of the most mysterious and subtle sonic mental images when they are punctually used in a guitarist performance. Obtained with a slight pressure on the strings with the tip of the finger raised above the frets, the harmonics deliver one of the most fascinating sounds that can be extracted from a guitar.

Techno Master Tool Box Demo (Techno Sample Pack)

Published on Sep 24, 2018 New Loops

"New Loops 'Techno Master Tool Box' blurs the lines of melodic, mainroom, deep, and hard Techno. Over 3.2 GB of content, you'll find a massive collection of 1215 Techno loops and samples. Download Free Demo Pack Now!"

This Side of the Curse (The Album w/revised ending)

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Audio Illustrator

"Audio illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Cinematic Groove Orchestra are pleased to present a new You Tube Album, 'This Side of the Curse'.

"This Side of the Curse" takes the listener on a musical journey thoughtfully exploring the various struggles we all deal with as humans in this life.

Song list:

1) "This Side"
2) "Home"
3) "Out of Sync"
4) "Gettin' Me Down"
5) The Silence of Grasping Air"
6) "Get Me Out of Here"
7) "Another Floydian Slip"
8) "Flip Side"

*All Photos courtesy of Stephanie Newman.

*Record player sound FX courtesy of:
*"Over the Rainbow" sung by the "Threebee's".
*All music composed, performed, and produced by James Newman.

ReBach Eurorack Module Demos

Published on Sep 24, 2018 ReBach


CATCH Series VCF-A Demo II
2-pole Eurorack Voltage Controlled Filter with extreme Resonance !

The CATCH VCF-A is a strong filter with a high resonance, extreme self-oscillation but widely applicable. Beautiful bass lines but also raw acid-sounds or FX. Be careful on your speakers and ears due to the high feedback!!

Catch the sound with the ReBach CATCH series!

TG x5 .3

TG x5 .3 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"The third piece in the TG x5 series was recorded by Jessica Kert.

3x regular ONEs, one ONE prototype and a TG ONE. 2x TG01 samples, 3x TG02 samples.

Lots of processing including Tiptop Audio Z-DSPs, Serge filters, Tyme Sefari MK2, a bunch of Z2040s, SEM20, Doepfer A-124, Verbos ATC and more.

Sequenced using 2x Circadian Rhythms"

SSL 1440 Radio Music

Published on Sep 23, 2018 John L Rice

More info at:

Yamaha SK50D Double Manual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Classic '80's synthesizer. Double manual with organ with drawer bars and nice leslie effect.
Poly and solo synthesizer, strings, presets and manual settings.
Keyboard in excellent shape. Road case in fair condition.
One broken / nicely repaired key as shown in picture. Not an issue.
Comes with volume pedal and original manual."

Mutable Instruments Elements Modal Synthesizer (mini Elements / Antumbra Atom)

via this auction

"Fresh build. Completely functional and tested. Faceplate is standard 2mm aluminum. Power cable is included."

JAMINATOR Electric Synthesizer Guitar Keytar With 6 Cartridges

via this auction

"Originally produced by world of wonder in partnership with Yamaha.

Some people think it’s a toy but people have incorporated this quirky synth into there music production and live sets.

You will get the synth and the cartridges in the photos except the Jeff beck cart which has already been sold.

Item ships from Japan."

WaveReX: A short demo with new Sounds

Published on Sep 24, 2018 WaveReX

"A short demo of the WaveReX Expansion in the Korg M1 with new Sounds and waveforms.

The WaveReX Waveform Refill eXpansion is THE extension for the Korg M1 and KORG Wavestation. It's a modern PCM extension for the Korg M1, the Korg Wavestation and all other devices with AI synthesis. You can only load samples onto WaveReX using the included editor. During operation, the card is powered by the M1.
Currently you can upload AIFF, WAV and MP3 Waves/ Samples and edit them in the Synthesizer – just like regular PCM cards.
WaveReX works in the M1, M1R, M3R, T-series and Wavestation. In order to keep the costs low no external distribution is planned, we distribute it on our website

Production should start by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018!"


Published on Sep 24, 2018 SoundRecordingJP

Korg MS20, Roland SoundCanvas CS-88 Pro, Yamaha MU 128 Tone Generator, & Casio CZ-101.

"【サンレコ2018年11月号 誌面連動動画】パソコン音楽クラブがサンレコのインタビューに初登場! 平均年齢20代前半という若さながら、往年の音源モジュール&シンセを駆使して楽曲制作を行う彼らが、本誌読者のためにスペシャルなスタジオ・ライブ動画を作ってくれました。誌面では“何分何秒に何をしているか”といったパフォーマンス解説をお読みいただけます。"


"【SAN RECO November 2018 MOVIE INTO VIDEO】 PC music club first appeared in San Reco interview! While young as a young age of the average age 20s, they are making music using the sound source module & synth of the former year, For the readers I made a special studio live video, which you can read the performance commentary "What minutes are you doing in minutes?" On the magazine.

Moog Grandmother – hands-on

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Future Music Magazine

"Moog's latest semi-modular has a retro-inspired vibe in both its look and sound. We get hands-on with it and see what this 'Mother can do."

16 advanced Digitakt ideas, tips and tricks

Published on Sep 24, 2018 loopop

"Polyphonic resources mentioned:

Retrokits RK002:
Bome's channel rotation script:
PolyMind Max for Live plugin:
This is another hardware polyphony solution I haven't tried out:

Singe-cycle waveform resources:

Here's a timeline for this clip:
0:00 Intro
0:45 Single cycle PWM
3:10 Subtractive synthesis
3:45 Samples vs. Sounds
5:00 Ideas for polyphony
9:30 More LFO ideas
10:05 FM synthesis
10:55 Granular synthesis
13:05 Wavetable synthesis
15:25 Dynamic Rathets
16:30 Waterdrop synthesis?!
17:15 Want more LFOs?
17:30 Using simple loopback
17:55 Transposing patterns
20:30 8+ bar patterns
21:20 Saveable pattern chains
21:50 More LFO destinations?
23:25 Want more ideas?"

Internal Dialog of a Homesick Space Whale - Seaboard rise improvisation

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Analog Monoxide

"Experimenting with video synthesis, editing and layering, etc.
The music is a simple sleepy improvised little tune performed on the Seaboard Rise49 and Cypher2. If you notice the shadow of the hand here, that's the original video layered behind the one that was processed and manipulated with the video synth. The output video didn't run at the same speed as the original, and when I matched them back up, this is the result. It kinda flutters, slows down and catches up."

synthesizer - 29 minutes mental stress - no music just psyq disorder

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Leo van Kned

Interesting sound piece featuring the Novation Nova.

"synthesizer - 29 minutes mental stress - no music just psyq disorder - performed with novation nova desktop - don't think . . . feeel !!!"

Runaway Patterns | Gamelan Strips, Cocoquantus, Sidrax, Tape Loop

Published on Sep 23, 2018 HAINBACH

"Continuing my exploration of the Morfbeats Gamelan strips - inspired by Masayoshi Fujita's Against the Clock video for Fact. I put aluminum foil over the instrument, which resulted in a pleasant electric tingling resonance. As I am no percussionist, this piece took a number of takes to get right after composing it. The tape loop which is added in the first half was created using the Gamelan sound, processed in the Teenage Engineering OP1. Cocoquantus and Bastl Thyme create space."

DX7 - Arturia V Collection 6

Published on Sep 23, 2018 Nacho Marty Meyer

"DX7 from Arturia V Collection 6"

Cool DX7 inner record label.

Patch n Tweak

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