MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

KORG micro minilogueSound0930

Published on Sep 29, 2018 ryouichi harada

White Korg Korg MS-20 Mini SN 025170 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

New rubric: Muscarin synth - patch of the day

Published on Sep 29, 2018 kNoB Technology

"And first video: Cross-modulation in action. Recorded on a phone. Sq-1controls Bias and gives a trigger for VCA. I control only the cross-modulation and main VCA. Only Muscarin in line to monitor, without post-processing.
Info - "Cross-modulation" a unique type of synthesis, when several generators affect each other, and they make a completely new sound."

See the kNoBtech label below for more.

korg volca bass mod doing 2-3 op FM, hardsync or all combined

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Chmara Alex

"beeps, bloops, disharmonic sounds, noise n shit"

Some great timbres in this one. Particularly right after the one minute mark and then the sequence after two minutes.

Is It a Boutique or a Minimoog?

Published on Sep 29, 2018 chisel316

"A fun little video demonstrating the sound of the Roland Boutique SE-02...or is it? Looks can be deceiving! :)"

Face To Face - (Souxsie and the Banshees cover by William Bajzek)

Published on Sep 29, 2018 wbajzek

"This started with the intention of being another all-synth cover, but along the way I decided to incorporate some acoustic instruments, and I ended up keeping the sampled drums that were originally only meant to be a placeholder.

With the exception of the harpsichord bit, which is my Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4, all the synthesizers are Sequential Prophet 6. I used my Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro guitar, which needs a longer name, as well as my Robert Garcia '37 Hauser model classical guitar. Drums are from an Ableton pack.

Song by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Danny Elfman, from the movie "Batman Returns" featuring Michael Keaton as the best Batman and you can't convince me otherwise."

AJH Synth Ring SM Demo (sub bass/octave/ring mod/mixer) for Eurorack Modular

Published on Sep 29, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"A simple, non-comprehensive demo of one of my favourite modules - the AJH Ring SM. Nothing particularly creative in this video, just an example of some of it's functions with a little Klaus Schulze-style pattern. Enable subtitles if you want to read a step-by-step explanation of what I'm doing in the video.
Imagine a vintage ring modulator, a Moog-style mixer, and 3 extra octaves in one module... 14hp well-spent.
The Ring SM can also be heard here:
Reverb is from EOS2 on an iPad, recorded in AUM. Eurorack case made by me (not quite finished), inspired by the Moog Model 15."

Haunted ballroom music with Norns & Ableton Wavetable

Published on Sep 29, 2018 junklight

"I've never seen strictly come dancing but ballrooms make me think of Hookland & M John Harrison short stories and ghosts....

The rhythm samples are all made from the fantastic Spitfire Audio Union Chapel organ (which I use a lot of things in case you hadn't noticed) and are sequenced with the fantastic Norns Foulplay

I've said it before and I'll say it again but I rather like the Ableton Wavetable synth - its got a certain something about it"

Repro Combo - 120 Presets for U-he Repro by BoB SwanS

Published on Sep 29, 2018 BoBSwanS

"My 2nd bank of presets for U-he Repro
This bank includes 120 Patches:

0:00 - 4:44
50 New patches for Repro-1 ------

My 1st attempt at programming this Bass Monster,
This pack includes Bass, Leads, FX, Perc loops and Sequences
with the usual Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation

4:44 - End of video
70 new patches for Repro-5 ------

This pack is similar to my 1st pack and includes more
Classic and Contemporary Basses, Leads, Keys, Pads and Fx
with lots of Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation

You can buy this pack on its own or as part of a bundle ,
it is priced at 15 Euro

The bundle includes both my Repro Packs and includes in total 270 Patches for the Repro suite for 26 Euro
The bundle is available here"

Mroztronium Pipsqueak Touch-Controlled Noise Synthesizer

Published on Sep 28, 2018 hajimmie


1. Mroztronium Pipsqueak and Bugbrand COFilter
Pipsqueak out to COFilter, the output is also used to modulate COFilter. since the mixer is passive voltage is dropped and maybe a bit weak for the modulation.
2. Mroztronium Pipsqueak (take #2)
Pipsqueak with zoom MS70CDR
3. Noise meditation - Plumbutter with Pipsquak [plumbutter jam #20]
Ciat-lonbarde Plumbutter gets external modulation by Mroztronium Pipsqueak

via Mroztronium

"A new portable touch-controlled noisy synthesizer from Mroztronium. Spiritually inspired by the Cracklebox, Bugbrand Weevil and other touch-controlled instruments, but using a unique circuit developed by Mroztronium that is designed for unpredictable results, wide frequency range (from sub-audio to above human hearing), sensitive touch control and stereo operation.

It is a touch-sensitive electronic instrument that directly interfaces with your fingers and takes advantage of the many quirks of the CD4046 Phase Locked Loop. Pipsqueak uses a pair of these chips cross-connected and set up in such a way that they are generally silent unless provoked via the touch pads. The touch pads enable a very convoluted cross-modulation scheme that make the two outputs related in a stereo way. You can also think of it as a standalone "noise machine" if you wish.

It features a pair of 1/4" outputs that emit rectangle waves, complex pulse trains, triggers or complex noisy waveforms in the region of 0-9V depending on how it is touched. In addition to listening to the raw stereo output, you can also use it as a complex controller to gate/trigger and frequency modulate external CV/Gate equipment. It is an interesting way to spice up a modular synth patch or to turn an otherwise predictable synthesizer into a freakish improvisational instrument.

Pipsqueak is available for $100 including shipping in the US. By default, these ship with 1/4" output jacks, but 3.5mm "minijack" versions are available upon request.

It is also intended as an instrument that we can build together in a workshop and is suitable for both beginners and more advanced builders. If you are interested in hosting a small group workshop in your town, please get in touch."

An Update on the MATRIXSYNTH Members Label

As you know, supporting members of the site are free to send in their music for posts as a thank you for supporting the site. I've been using the MATRIXSYNTH Members label for such posts. The challenge has been deciding when to use the label or not. For Bandcamp releases and the like it's obvious, but what about member videos that demo or showcase a given synth? I've been thinking that content is just as relevant, so moving forward I will be using the label for all posts that feature a supporting member.

If you are a supporting member of the site, and I miss the label, let me know and I will add it. Keeping track of everyone can be challenging.

P.S. If you want to see more posts featuring a specific supporting member you can search for them by name/alias at the bottom of any post.

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #57: Evolution Synthesis EVS-1 - Song 2

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with my latest addition, the Evolution Synthesis EVS-1. It's a 16-voice polyphonic, 8-part multitimbral, digital synthesizer featuring 4OP FM, 4OP Phase Distortion, Ringmodulation, Waveshaping, etc. It wasn't very successful when it came out in the early 90s. The reasons might be that one need a computer software to programm this synth, the sounds contain significant digital artefacts and it hasn't any filter and effects. But thanks to the 4 6-stage envelopes and 2 LFOs which all can be freely routed to each control two different parameters of the synth engine including LFOs themselves AND the "wavetable", it's a beast to create crispy, wobbling, glitchy, drony, weird, industrial-like soundscapes. The aliasing is here a significant part of the sound design ;-) I'm really impressed how versatile and "fresh" it still can sound.

BTW, all sounds I used for this song I've created myself ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Evolution Synthesis EVS-1 - Alesis Philtre - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2 - Alesis 3630. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Song 1 here.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer w/ Road Case

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer w/ Road Case SN 2249

via this auction

"This item was part of an estate sale of a musician friend who passed on.

It seems to be in excellent condition considering it's 30+ years old.

Plugged it in, no lights came on, got some kind of fuzzy noise through an amplifier."

Vintage Maplin 5600s Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Over the last three years, this unit was put back together and rebuilt by several technicians. The majority of the unit was put back together by Kurt Sampson in Prescott, Az and some of the parts are original and some of the parts are new.

I am going to break down the repairs as best as I can. They keyboard (digitally controlled) is new, the spring reverb is new, & the power supply was specifically constructed for this machine. All four oscillators work, the two filters work, all five mixers work, the keyboard control works, both amplifiers work, the sample and hold work, left and right outputs work great, the spring reverb / phaser work, & the 30 x 30 patch matrix works great and it comes with 14 pegs to make different combinations of patches. There are no dirty potentiometers. Also, I have the old pitch wheel if you would like to have that as well. I poured in more than 5k to get this guy going. This synthesizer sounds incredible and there is nothing else like it.

There are knobs on this unit that don't do anything. On the bottom left of the keyboard there is a knob that says computer and it doesn't do anything because you can't hook it up to a computer, on the bottom right of the keyboard ext. input 1 & 2 don't do anything, in the middle of the keyboard the foot pedal, foot switch, and echo knob don't do anything either."

Sherman Filterbank 2 SN 8481

via this auction

Leploop Synth / Sequencer / Drum Machine / Groovebox

via this auction

A fun and interesting synth with sequencer and drum power. Some call it an unconventional Groovebox - it’s certainly full of character!

Key features:

1 oscillator (VCO1) triangular/square wave

1 oscillator (VCO2) sawtooth wave with ring modulator and FM modulation

White noise generator

24 dB/OCT Low pass filter

Kick drum with distorsion and trigger mixer

2 VCA's

2 AR Envelope generators


16 Capacitors analo sequencer PWM programmable

4 Track digital rhythm sequencer 64 step each track

4 Channel audio mixer

Midi input(clock and notes)

5 CV out: S\H, SEQ, LFO, ENV1, ENV2

3 gate out: S\H, SEQ, CASSA

3 CV in: VCO1, VCO2, VCF cutoff

1 audio in (VCF)

4 audio out: MIXER, CASSA, VCO2, VCO mix

1 clock output: clock 24, MIDI start\stop

EEPROM memory 16 banks 10 pattern each


Published on Sep 29, 2018 A Box In The Sea

"Super happy to be a small part in this fantastic release by Grayscale"

#11 Live Performance Elektron Digitakt | A4 | Rytm | Kronos I Peak I Moog Sub 37 I Minitaur

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Victor Roy

"Digitakt is acting as the MIDI master clock sequencing an Elektron Analog Rytm (drums) -processed / filtered by an Elektron Analog Heat, Elektron Analog Four MKII (chords), Moog Minitaur (bass), Moog Sub 37 (leads, offscreen) and Korg Kronos (strings, offscreen). Some reverb added with Valhala shimmer VST. No EQ, no mastering and no samples. Thanks for watching! subscribe for similar content."


Grandma Roland - Moog Grandmother and Roland RE-301 Space Chorus Tape Delay

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"A psychedelic ambient session with my Moog Grandmother, Roland tape deadly, and some added ambiance from Yamaha Montage and NI Kinetic Metal. Enjoy"


Published on Sep 29, 2018 the VAPE

DIY gone bad? Watch your speakers on this one, maybe even mute it. BTW, is that German Portuguese?

One more with a guitar:

streams: norns study 5

streams: norns study 5 from tehn on Vimeo.

A Smooth Sequence on Medusa Synthesizer

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Dreadbox

"Part 1 of a series of videos tweaking sounds on the Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa Synthesizer.
In this video Yannis records a simple sequence using Medusa's Grid and afterwards he tweaks the sound from Monophonic to Paraphonic mode."

Roland MKS70 and JX8P analog synth Ableton Live instrument megapack

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Expanding Sound

"check out the pack here-

About 4-5 years ago my good friend Afrodjmac ( and I made a JX8P Ableton pack. That pack is by no means bad, but its mostly preset based. Since it's release, I have acquired an MKS70 and PG800 programmer to use with both units. Needless to say the PG800 really opened up the synthesizer! The MKS70 is the JX8P with double the voices. It's essentially 2 JX8Ps in a rack mount module. So with newfound creative control over the synth, I wanted to make a pack showcasing some of the sounds I use it for. It sounds great! Syrupy slow envelopes make huge pads, and doubling it up makes it sound that much richer. This 24 preset pack is a combination of JX8P user presets, MKS70 User Presets, and both being used at the same time."

Elektron Digitakt Mellotron Choirs Sample [4K]

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Clint W.

"Just got a new Elektron Digitakt. Absolutely love this thing !
Choir sample was recorded with a Mellotron M4000D and sampled into the machine. Vocals are coming from Alan Watts video here:"

Zone - factory presets preview

New video added to the front of the playlist in this post.

Buchla Eurorack Improvisation

Published on Sep 29, 2018 Jens Paldam

"An improvisation using my custom Buchla easel K and eurorack format modular synth.

The headphones out on the Buchla gets sent through a volume pedal, into an envelope follower in the eurorack modular. There it excites the eurorack to play random notes from a defined scale. The volume pedal enables me to control how much activity I get from the eurorack.

My easel is made up of a Roman Filippov 208 Clone, a BEMI 223e an Electric Dompteur Model hED, a Voltage Circus Model hVC and CV Polymorpher 20C."

MIDERA | The last wake in Moldova

Published on Sep 28, 2018 MIDERA

Elektron Analog Keys
Korg ESX

Patch n Tweak

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