MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

nonlinearcircuits Sly Grogan EG (LMSEE)

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Learning Modular

"Playing around with an alternative envelope generator idea based on an article by Bernie Hutchins in Electronotes #86. This is a follow-up to my movie on the ringing envelopes patch based on this idea ([posted here]). It will be included in the extended version of the Learning Modular Eurorack Expansion course ("

Modular Minute EP.12 4MS Tapographic Delay (Eurorack Module)

3rd video added here.

SynthMania: A new ''floor'' for my

Published on Sep 25, 2018 SynthMania

"An epic unboxing! :-) Of a Studio 22 modular synth cabinet with the super-cool Q960 sequencer"

Reverb Sequential Prophet-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack .WAV's Rik Marston

Published on Sep 25, 2018

Reverb Sequential Prophet-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack
Synthesizer Sample Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!** **Turn it UP!!**

All samples played on a Korg Kronos 73, Multisampled
& converted to Programs!

That iconic Sequential Circuits / Dave Smith tone.

What it is:
An eclectic collection of samples from the Sequential Circuits Prophet-6: Bass, Brass, FX, Leads, Pads & Strings!
20 second long samples! Hold those keys DOWN!!!

How we use it:
Trick out a production with iconic synth sounds from these samples.

Why it's cool:
Samples are recorded across octaves to make them very flexible in your sampler
Classic Dave Smith / Sequential Circuits Iconic Sounds!

This exclusive Reverb offering brings the crux of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 to your sampler or DAW. From funky, fat bass tones to FX, leads, and pads, the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 Synth Collection Sample Pack is a great way to bring the sound of this funky iconic synthesizer to your production.

Samples are recorded across various time thresholds to allow maximum control over the release. All samples are high quality WAV files. C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6 20 seconds each!

Multisamples Include: 9 Bass 12 Brass 10 FX 24 Leads 30 Pads 12 Strings

97 Prophet-6 Multis
Over 500 Stereo .WAV's!
2.57gb total!!!

ARP ODYSSEY AR (Attack & Release) circuit on protoboard and some modifications

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Sbranvlztronics

"A look into a simple and useful control voltage generator circuit, some modifications and breadboard test. A perfect module to build for beginners in DIY electronics and analog synthesizers."

2018 Zürich Modular Fest This Weekend, September 28 - 30

"The 2018 Zürich Modular Fest aims to bring together creatives, professionals, hobbyists and the public to pay tribute to analog electronics and modular synthesis through talks, workshops and performances.

The 3 days festival offers:

Modular Workshops for both beginners and advanced wigglers
DIY Workshops learn to solder, build your own modules, bend circuits
Concerts including live performances
Speakers telling us about their usage of analogue electronics and modular synthesis
Exhibitors will bring their latest innovations for us to play with
Socialize with like-minded people"

You can find a list of exhibitors here.

Memorymoon ME80 Synth - Aftertouch Test (CS80 VST emulation)

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Playing around with the Memorymoon ME80 synthesizer emulation. Checking out the 64-bit version of this classic affordable synth plug-in inspired by a legendary analog synth beast by Yamaha. Testing the aftertouch on the new Arturia Keylab MkII with it.

Feel free to check out our music over here:"

Dementia Labs Zombie Baby Theremin

via this auction

"ELECTRO ZOMBIE BABY SURGERY.ALICE COOPER STAGE SHOW optical theremin synthesizer plays sounds with light uses standard guitar cables and a amp not included runs on a 9v battery pictures at the end are if the surgery procedures with another baby..each baby functions as a there min the same but the baby is unique this baby is played by putting your hand over his mouth and hush in him..ehen removed he screams through your Marshall stack.. he can also be played by pointing laser pointers at his mouth..he's a good baby"

Macbeth Elements

via this auction

Yamaha CS01II Analog Synthesizer SN 4336

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Modular Minute EP.11 4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler (Eurorack Module)

2nd video added here.

Bach on Synth - WTC Book 1, Fugue 17

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Moognificat

"The joyful A-flat major fugue from J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 performed entirely on a Moog Sub 37 analog synthesizer. This video also includes a basic analysis of subject entries and tonal centers."

John Leimseider Memorial Service Set for Sunday, September 30 in Calgary, CA

See the update in this post:

New Menu Bar Up Top & an Update on Posts You Do Not Want to Miss

Hi everyone. You might notice the featured post thumbnail icons up top are gone. They have been replaced with a FEATURED link which will take you to the individual posts. I also added links for NEW GEAR, and POPULAR POSTS as they are just as relevant. NEW GEAR features product announcements, so you can keep on top of the latest news. POPULAR POSTS are what people are clicking on and sharing out there. There's a top 10 by week, month, and all time. Think of them as the mini "viral" posts on the site. You might be surprised some.

As for why I decided to remove the thumbnails, I go into a little detail this post for those interested. In short, maintenance, errors, and archiving factored in.

Note the USEFUL LINKS section on the top right of the site will remain as well.

::vtol:: 12 262

::vtol:: 12 262 from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

more info -

The Kola Superdeep Borehole (СГ-3) is a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union on the Kola Peninsula, inside the Arctic Circle. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. The drilling began on 24 May 1970. СГ-3 reached 12,262 meters [7.62 miles/40229.66 feet] in 1989 and it is the deepest artificial point on Earth. In 1990 drilling was stoped.

In 2008 СГ-3 was abandoned. The Borehole was conserved. Station is placed in a very hard to reach area on Far North and it is slowly collapsing.

For a long time project was top secret, due to which fact there appeared many legends about it. Level of difficulties and technologies that this project involved is comparable with sending the man into space. Amount of data and samples that were obtained during experiments is so huge, that it will be studied for many more decades.]

In 2016 I found in one of abandoned laboratories of the station a roll of punched tapes for computers, that were used on the station to record scientific data. This tape has inspired me to create a sound installation dedicated to СГ-3.

This installation is an automatic sound object that drills stone samples sourced from different depths and uses data from punched tape as the program for controlling the motors.]

In July 2018 I went to visit the station СГ-3, to resume the drilling process after 28 years of downtime.

Commission by NCCA-ROSIZO, special for TECHNE "Prolog" exhibition, Moscow, 2018.

Curators: Natalia Fuchs, Antonio Geusa. Producer: Dmitry Znamenskiy.


- pure data
- max/msp


- stepper motors x5 + 2
- dc-motors x5
- arduino mega
- lcd monitor
- custom electronics
- 5 piezo microphones
- 2 channel sound system

Gestrument Pro for iOS Now Available

Gestrument Pro - Release Day Trailer Published on Sep 25, 2018

Gestrument Pro Tutorial

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Tim Webb

"Gestrument Pro is a new gesture-based instrument and sequencer for iOS! I was asked to do the official tutorial. Gestrument Pro can be a fun way to explore new song ideas without getting bogged down in music theory. I help you jump in by explaining some of the key features.

Gestrument Pro was developed by award-winning composer Jesper Nordin and Jonatan Liljedahl (AUM, AudioShare, AUFX), and is available now on iTunes:"


Description for the top video above:

"Today's the day! We've finally released Gestrument Pro into the wild!
Everything in this video was performed live using the Gestrument Pro factory presets.

Gestrument Pro:
Play, improvise and compose in real-time within a framework of interactive generative musical systems.

Award-winning composer Jesper Nordin and leading iOS developer Jonatan Liljedahl (Kymatica) has completely re-invented their unique app from 2012 and taken the concept to the next level.

Gestrument Pro takes everything we loved about Gestrument and improves on its original functionality while introducing a host of new features such as multi-touch, recordable automations, advanced scale editing and our unique system of highly tweakable modular generators that define the pitches and rhythms.

With Gestrument Pro you can Play, Improvise and Compose music with deeper levels of personal expression than ever before.


• Up to 16 individual Instruments.
• Each Instrument can be controlled by any of up to 8 Cursors.
• Instruments can use internal high quality sounds or play other synthesizers or apps via MIDI.
• Modular swappable Generators for producing the rhythms and pitches per Instrument, each with their own set of tweakable parameters and settings.
• 8 performance sliders that each can control one or more parameters in the Instruments and their Generators.
• A highly flexible modulation system allows assigning Sliders and Cursor position/pressure to any parameter in the Instruments.
• Advanced microtonal Scale editor with several standard scales included.
• 8 Scale Slots for fast switching between scales and tonalities during performance.
• Sliders, Cursors and Scale Slots can be recorded into automated loops, or controlled via MIDI.
• Supports Inter-App Audio and Audiobus, including host sync for following the hosts transport and tempo."

Cycling '74 Introduces Max 8

Cycling '74: Welcome to Max 8 Published on Sep 25, 2018 Cycling '74

"Max 8 was released on September 25, 2018."

What's New in Max 8?

1 Tap into sonic complexity with MC

2 Noticeably improved performance

3 Simplified MIDI and keyboard control with Mappings

4 Vizzie 2, completely rebuilt with OpenGL

5 Open your patches to the world with Node for Max

6 Experience a streamlined patching workflow

7 Uncover the secrets to Max mastery with search


37 more features including VST3 and Gen for events:

Matrixharp Prototype MAX/MSP Hardware Controller Interface

matrixharp prototype demo (2015) from Asha Tamirisa on Vimeo.

"short demo of audiovisual controller prototype"

"MATRIXHARP is a prototype controller that rethinks modular interfaces. The interface utilizes stretch sensors to modulate parameters and capacitive sensors to make patch connections. Through this interface, patching and moving through the spectra of parameters becomes a tactile and embodied action, one less concerned with metrics. Patch connections are felt throughout the system through the physical tension of the stretch sensors being pulled and pushed. This interface also evades the 'male' and 'female' language of standard modular patching."

MAXMSP interface

TEST SERIES PART 3 Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Roland VG-99 Guitar Synth Eurorack

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Tiptop Audio Z-DSP with Roland VG-99 Guitar Synth.
Cards used in this video are Error Codes, Mod Delay, Grain De Folie, Shimmer, Mariana Trench, and custom card form Voltage CtrlR

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"

Novation Circuit x Bastl Softpop - XIV

Published on Sep 25, 2018 John Chesters

"Live performance on the Novation Circuit and Bastl Softpop.

Headphones recommended, enjoy 🎧"

"Red" with Roland TR-8S, MX-1, TB-3, Juno 60, Juno 106, and Korg Prologue

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Machiwoomiapoo

"'Red' with Roland TR-8S, MX-1 TB-3, Juno 60, Juno 106, MSQ-700, and Korg Prologue.
With this tune I recycled an old drum beat off the TR-8S and sequenced the Juno 106 (Bass), Juno 60 (Pads), and Korg Prologue (Atmosphere) with the MSQ-700. The TB-3 takes a part in the middle and there are plenty of effects via the TC Electronics T1, T2, and Alter Ego x4. Please let me know if you enjoy it by leaving some feedback. I appreciate all your support. Take care, Sam."


via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Six-Trak six-part polyphonic analogue synthesizer in beautiful condition. Made in the USA by Dave Smith.

The synth has full MIDI capabilities, a 49 key keyboard, bright LEDs, and gorgeous wood panels! Everything functions perfectly.

Includes heavily lined softcase and bound reproduced print copy of the original instruction manual. The battery for patches was replaced just this month with a spec brand new Panasonic 3-volt lithium. The plug was recently upgraded to a new extra fat yellow grounded plug (visible in the photo)!"

Roland JD800

via this auction

"This is a true classic synth not only for the quality of sound that completely marks an era but also the interface design which was truly a breath of fresh air for digital synths at the time, the perfect mix of old school analogue and binary."

Roland TB-303 Bassline

via this auction

"Fully functional vintage TB-303 Bassline. The time code sequencing is a bit sensitive, so when sequencing you should press the buttons very lightly and slowly to sequence properly. How ever it does work using this method. Overall knobs , buttons, and input/output jacks including the din sync are in excellent condition.

Roland SH-2

via this auction

"Classic Roland monosynth, fat sound from 2 oscillators plus a sub-osc."

Arturia Drumbrute Impact /Rebach Analog VCO GR11 Modular eurorack connect

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Friends.
I connected the modular synthesizer via the built-in clock in Arturia DrumBrute Impact.
I used only one VCO GR11 from Rebach to show how cool it works.
sound Drum FM from Drumbrute Impact I gave to 1 out of 4 an individual out which has on the back of the device and added to the modulation in Erica Synths Black Dual VCF combined with Black Modulator.
I gave some arrangements with the Drumbrute Impact mute for fun.
DrumBrute Impact has quite a lot of distortion on the sum also is built in, so the sounds are very saturated.
clock in Impact is available for master clock from PICO TRIGG, the main clock module in PICO System II from Erica Synths.
it's just a small connection but you can think of what can be if you combine more modulation and this drum machine.!!!"

Casio SK1 into the Mattoverse Swell Echo Desktop - P2

Published on Sep 25, 2018 mattoverse

"Casio SK1 into the Mattoverse Swell Echo Desktop - P2"

Navigating René

Published on Sep 25, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"This video shows how to navigate between channels and Program Pages on René."

Noir Et Blanc Vie: Modular Minutes with 4MS

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Three really great modules from 4ms, who I might as well admit always have some of the best Eurorack designs around. This is more or less a mini-series of sorts. The Shuffling clock multiplier, Stereo Triggered Sampler and Tapographic Delay, might as well watch them all since there won’t be another video till October 30th BWAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAH!

Full Transparency 4ms sent me these modules many months ago and did not ask me to review them. I asked them for these to help with the Eurorack for Beginners series, but they were not able to provide them at that time so unfortunately these Modular Minutes are coming quite later than I’d have liked. They allowed me full creative control which I made sure I got hence, there is a contract stating that I can say whatever I want. I want to make sure everyone knows this as transparency and honestly is my goal."

Modular Minute EP.10 4MS Shuffling Clock Multiplier (Eurorack Module)
Modular Minute EP.11 4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler (Eurorack Module)
Modular Minute EP.12 4MS Tapographic Delay (Eurorack Module)

2hp Rnd (smooth & stepped random CV and random gates)

Published on Sep 25, 2018 DivKidVideo

"So here's my eighth video in the #2hpTuesdays series of videos covering the 2hp modules. This one is all about random with the Rnd. There's smooth random that moves linearly between values like a shifting triangle wave LFO, quantised random with is quantised to a clock (internal or external) giving you a traditional sample and hold output. Then there's also a clock generator that outputs clock or when in external clock mode it outputs random gates with probability control (instead of internal clock rate) and you also get varying gate lengths. Small, controllable, random is always good fun and really useful, win win for 2hp ... again! :)"

MB Sound Design #2: "Project Blue Beam"

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Aliens descend :) In terms of sound design, it'll likely take years before the full potential of the MB's sound design possibilities are fully realised by the musical/sound community, what with the modulation possibilities. Even with patches like this one, I'm only scratching the surface. Sound design potential is one of the true strengths of the instrument, and one of the main motivating factors for my own purchasing the MB. There aren't many standalone monos with the same level of sound design potential; working with the MB in this style is likely the closest one can get to working with a full modular rig/setup.

Personal taste RE tone of analog monos will always be subjective (i.e. Moog/Arturia etc), but sound design on the MB will, objectively, likely remain in a league of its own for quite some time.

The included patch is quite involved. You'll initially hear microtonal drifting on the voice-like treatment of VCO 3's sine wave. The drifting works well to create the 'other-worldly' effect (check out Penderecki's music for fine acoustic examples of microtonal drift). There are numerous modulations on VCO's 1 and 2, plus an envelope on the blue noise."

David Baron Builds an All Analog Track for KEYBOARD

Published on Sep 25, 2018 KeyboardMagazine

"In this KEYBOARD exclusive, keyboardist, songwriter and producer David Baron (Lenny Kravitz, Jade Bird, The Lumineers) builds an all analog track."

Hardware: Oberheim SEM, KORG MS20, & Serge modular.

Moog Grandmother meets Moogerfooger delay pedal

Published on Sep 25, 2018 once upon a synth

"Running a Moog Grandmother synth through the MF-104M moogerfooger analog delay pedal. This is a sound demo, no talking. Disclaimer: I think my BBD chips are starting to give, some of the sounds you'll hear are a bit dirtier and aren't stock on the MF-104M."

Komplete Kontrol A25 - Unboxing & First Look ($150 midi keyboard & controller)

Published on Sep 25, 2018

"Today we are doing a classic unboxing of the Kontrol A25 from Native Instruments.


Sonic LAB: Uno Synth - IK Multimedia

Published on Sep 25, 2018 sonicstate

"IK Multimedia have entered the synth market with their first analogue mono synth. We take a look.

Highlights include:
Analog Oscillators, Filter, VCA
16 note sequencer with 20 parameter automation lanes

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Editor review

Published on Sep 24, 2018 SynthMania

"IK Multimedia just released the software editor for their UNO Synth analog synthesizer. The editor allows access to all the parameters of the synth in a large, easy to edit panel with tons of (virtual) knobs. In this video I go through the main functions of the editor, create a few custom patches, and record a song entirely done on the UNO Synth - using all the new patches created on the editor - including drums, percussion, bass, and synths

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Hardware setup
01:13 Editor sections and functions
05:30 Making a PWM synth patch
11:05 Making a synth bass patch
15:03 Making a percussion patch
16:16 Filters, LFO, delay, and other features
20:22 Wrap up
20:57 Song entirely done on the UNO Synth using the editor"


Published on Sep 24, 2018 Doug Plate

"A multi-track ambient piece created using the vintage and lo-fi Yamaha PSS-480 FM synthesizer from around 1988. External effects used include BOSS RE-20 Space Echo and the vintage Alesis Quadraverb.

Visualization created at as the watermark indicates."

Patch n Tweak

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