MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Erthenvar Closes Shop

This one is in via John L Rice who had the following to say:

"They came up with a lot of important contributions for the Eurorack community including 1U Tiles, right angle 3.5mm patch cables, and case hardware, etc. (fact check me on that though, they are just the first people I know of that offered some of those items)" I'm not sure myself. If anyone knows feel free to comment.

Here is the announcement via Erthenvar:

"September 24, 2018

End of the Road

Dear friends,

We regret to inform you that effective Sunday, September 23rd 2018, Erthenvar is no longer accepting orders and is working to wind down.

We would like to thank you for your continued support over the years. You made this a fun and fulfilling endeavor.

I would like to thank M, which is actually short for mom, for her tireless work helping my dreams become a reality. Without her, I would have had to shut down years ago. Love you, mom!

A shout to John Kennedy, who I began this journey with way back in November, 2010.

Thank you to Jason Degelman for helping with builds and so many good modular discussions.

I still love the logo after all these years, thanks Alex Vu!

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing the company.

I look forward to the next chapter,

Nicholas Gregorich"

You can find a handful of posts featuring Erthenvar here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Emulator 4 techno Oct 2018

Published on Oct 4, 2018 SynthMania

"A Techno ditty I made using samples from Rob Papen's 'Techno Synth Construction Yard' sample CD, from the Emulator library"

Rob Papen Live Stream 4 Oct 2018 with Predator2 and new JoMal presets

Streamed live 10 hours ago Rob Papen

"Predator2 and the new JoMal presets."

TTSH Arp 2600 mk2 Clone Parts w/ Original Box

via this auction

Never noticed the little thumbs up dude on the box.

"Open box new never used/built, rev/mk 2 of the TTSH synthesizer 2600 clone.
Got this in 2015, and it keeps getting pushed to the back of my bench in favor of euro modules that will fit within my cases.
This is only the front panel, main pcb, and three breakout oscillator pcbs. BOM and build info is still up on the company's website, my guess is only another $350ish to purchase all the parts to get this guy running."

Paia 2720 1970's Synthesizer with Patch Cords and Manuals

via this auction

"Cool kit-built synth from the 1970's. One of my college friends built this, and I used it on gigs in the 70's and early 80's. The original oscillator became unstable, so I replaced it with an updated one (which is why the plate color is slightly darker). You can hear the unique sounds this instrument can produce on YouTube.
Most of the modules are pictured.
I will include the 10 pin cords, 7 voltage control cords, and one main patch cord pictured, as well as all of the individual module manuals, a book on 2720 sound synthesis, and some patch charts (one is pictured).
It does get power, but I was unable to get more out of the output than a quiet buzz when I tested it."

Roland Juno 106 Polyphonic Analogue Vintage Synthesiser

via this auction

Knobcon 2018 - Interview with Bubba Ayoub

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"Meeting Bubba at Knobcon 2018 was definitely a highlight. Here's an interview I did with him while Suit and Tie Guy and Jill listen (and laugh)."

MKS 80 Repair Part 2

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Really Nice Audio

"Epic full re-cap for this lucky MKS-80. Will it solve all its problems?
If you want to know why I keep banging on about a missing earth you will have too watch part 1 [posted here]

Spoiler Alert:

all music in this video was created with this MKS."

Moog Minimoog + Roland Juno 60 "Sound of 1984"

Published on Oct 4, 2018 synthartist69

"In this video we have the Moog Minimoog teamed up with the fabulous Roland Juno 60 and Alesis SR18 drum machine. This is one of my original compositions. It kind of reminds me of The Cure and The Cars blended into one... If you like what you hear please hit the like button and share with anyone you think would enjoy the video Your support helps me continue contributing to the YT archive of vintage analog and modern synth videos.. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my videos!"

Critter & Guitari - Mutations 23 for Organelle

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Download this patch here:
Record a sample and instantly get 24 variations of it! One 'clean' version and 23 'mutated' versions: one for each key! Resample your mutations to build up new ones!

Each key of the keyboard controls one mutation: different speed and pitch relationships, reverb, filters, delay, phasor, and resorting parts of the sample.

The best part is that you resample one or more mutations in ‘Parenting’ mode, for all kinds of fun. While you ‘parent,’ you can also record incoming sound to add to your sound’s journey! Repeat the process and endlessly transmogrify your sounds!

As you can see in this video, Mutations 23 works great with another Organelle, the Korg Poly-800, or a Sony ICF-P23 Radio."

Sequential Prophet X Sound Banks and Patches

Published on Aug 31, 2018 CO5MA

1. Prophet X demo - JOOR - custom made preset by CO5MA
2. Prophet X demo - NANO - custom made preset by CO5MA
3. Prophet X demo - MEMO, custom made preset by CO5MA
4. Prophet X demo - ARX, custom made preset by CO5MA

[Waldorf Quantum] Sound Banks and Presets

Published on Sep 21, 2018 CO5MA

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

1. Waldorf Quantum demo - DRAGAN Custom made preset by CO5MA
This is my first custom made preset for the Waldorf Quantum i received 4 days ago. Instant crush, that's a true incredible synth....

This preset is using 3 oscillators on two parts for a total of 6 oscillators!

- The first part is using: 2 waveforms (1 sinus, 1 saw) and 1 sculpted white noise
- The second part is using: 2 wavetables and 1 granular

This is a live improvisation and not a recorded sequence.
2. Waldorf Quantum demo - Extreme noodling with MANA7 Custom made preset by CO5MA

This preset is using 3 oscillators on two parts for a total of 6 oscillators!

- The first part is using: 1 granular, 1 resonator, 1 waveform (saw)
- The second part is using: 2 wavetables and 1 resonator

This is a live improvisation and not a recorded sequence.
3. Waldorf Quantum demo - AGELLAN Custom made preset by CO5MA
New custom made preset, new demo!

This preset is using 3 oscillators on 1 part:
1 resonator + 1 waveform + 1 wavetable

This is a live improvisation and not a recorded sequence.
4. Waldorf Quantum demo - CHILDHOOD Custom made preset by CO5MA
New custom made preset, new demo!

This preset is using 3 oscillators on 1 part:
1 resonator + 1 waveform + 1 wavetable
+ few modulations :)

This is a live improvisation and not a recorded sequence.
5. Waldorf Quantum demo live no talking #01
Custom made preset: KyooyK

3 oscillators: 1 Resonator, 1 Waveform and 1 Granular
No external effects

This is a live improvisation and not a recorded sequence.

[Elektron DIGITONE] Sound Banks and Patches

Published on Jul 7, 2018 CO5MA


1. [DIGITONE] 32 custom patches : Minimal Arps by CO5MA
2. [DIGITONE] 32 custom patches : Fractal Pads by CO5MA
3. [DIGITONE] 32 custom patches : Freaking Percs by CO5MA

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS RACK Digital Vector Synthesizer with 1.2 OS SN 0302

via this auction

Nurage: What's a low pass gate?

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"Omri Cohen’s video on Nurage and Julste [below]

This video presents the operating principle of low pass gates and gives an overview of the new module Nurage, a virtual analog model of the modded Buchal low pass gate.

More info about the modules:
Get Nurage:"

Vult Modules Series - Julste\Nurage Low-Pass Gates

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I take a closer look at Julste and the new Nurage Low-Pass Gates. Both have different features and different sound. Julste is a part of the free Vult modules and Nurage is in the Vult Premium bundle, and also a part of Freak and Incubus, but without the Vactor and VCA functions. I start by looking at all of their features, and then there are, of course, some examples.
Here are all the different patches -"

KNOBSENSCHITT - Seattle Synth Meet Hosted by Patchwerks October 28, 2018

Patchwerks Presents:
October 28, 2018
Melrose Market Studios
1532 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
1-6 PM

Join us Sunday October 28, 2018 from 1-6 PM at Melrose Market Studios for an afternoon of exploration and networking with fellow synthesizer enthusiasts. Try out some vintage gear, check out the latest new products from leading manufacturers, and share ideas and techniques for creating exciting new sounds. We will have a large space for tables and exciting product demonstrations for this event, so feel free to reserve a table if you would like to bring some gear to demo. Everyone is welcome!

For those of you bringing gear, feel free to arrive between noon and 1 PM for setup. Headphones or a small set of speakers are recommended. Also we will provide a single power source for your setup but it would be great if everyone could bring their own power strip. We will have someone at the front door to check you in. Click the link below and enter your information to reserve your table!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event!

Signup for a table here:

Deep Forest playing Wave on Pyramid

Published on Sep 23, 2018 La Voix Du Luthier

"Eric Mouquet from Deep Forest, playing a Waldorf Wave through a Pyramid and an Onde from La Voix du Luthier."

TEST SERIES Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas MAK Crazy Sound Octronix OBNE Reflector

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Synthetic textures.
Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas, Planar2, MAK Crazy Sound Technology Octronix, Old Blood Noise Endeavors Reflector Chorus.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. 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 - XV

Published on Oct 4, 2018 John Chesters

"Live performance on the Novation Circuit and Bastl Softpop.

Headphones recommended 🎧 enjoy!"

Korg Mono/Poly MP4 Analog Synthesizer SN 375454

via this auction

"Kept in Excellent Condition - 100% Tested in Perfect Working Condition! - Ready To Use - All original no parts have been replaced"

KORG 700 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

SN 3342 or 3347

"What I love about the 700 is that it has it’s own unique tone. It’s timbre is uniquely Japanese, soft, wistful and searing in a way that compliments the bolder, brasher American synths from the likes of Moog, Sequencial Circuits Inc, or Oberheim. It sits nicely in any mix and makes people say “what's that sound, what’s that keyboard?”

Just listen to anything from Kitaro… those beautiful solos are the KORG700.

For a 40+ year old synth it’s incredibly stable… it stays in tune far better then new analogs so it actually makes for a great live solo synth however, there aren’t any pitch or mod wheels - this synth needs to be played!

This unit is fully functioning… in very nice shape cosmetically, it looks fine next to other, newer synths but remember, it is vintage and the toggle switch caps are a bit lose (but they are all there) and the volume fader is a bit scratchy… set it and forget it, which is probably why it’s scratchy, and the wood side are weathered somewhat - all the charm of a good instrument."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Primary Oscillator Demo

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"The Lifeforms Primary Oscillator offers true analog innovation designed to stretch the boundaries of pure sonic sculpting. The Primary Oscillator uses unique cascading waveform processing to create increasingly complex, fully modulatable waveforms. Through the use of multiple interwoven waveshapers, a simple waveform can quickly mutate into something deeply dynamic and harmonically rich."

Tonal Paintings by Parallel Worlds

"New Parallel Worlds vinyl album out soon, with unreleased tracks from the period of 1995-97.

The release will be limited to 250 black and 50 coloured vinyls. It will be published by the Italian 'Lost In It' Records.

the release date will be the 23rd of October 2018."

Additional info from the BandCamp page:

"Parallel Worlds’ music is a combination of dreamy/atmospheric textures with pure analogue electronic rhythms and sequences, combining the feel of 70s electronic music with modern electronica and ambient music.

Delving deep into a ghostly landscape, Parallel Worlds make his personal journey through ambient-soundtracks music created by a selected range of synths. This personal and introspective album is composed by eight tracks which come from far away and unraveling between horror atmospheres, dark desolate landscapes and sci-fi visions. After a series of incredible albums for labels such as Shima Records and DiN, Parallel Worlds lands on Lost In It Records with an intense and visceral work ready to leave its mark in your soul.

Rare Waves MIDI Narrator - Vintage Speech Synth DIY Kit

Published on Oct 4, 2018 EA78751

"MIDI Narrator is a fun MIDI-controlled vintage speech synthesizer. This DIY electronics kit from Rare Waves is for creative musicians, audio producers, and sound designers. It features the SP0256-AL2 speech synthesizer chip. These chips were used in 1980's home computers and arcade games. This kit lets you play all of its sounds from a MIDI controller or sequencer. Plus it adds pitch bend, pitch modulation, random pitch, and stutter effects. And, it can store up to 8 phrases for instant triggered playback from the on-board buttons. You assemble it by soldering, with our easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

The MIDI Narrator DIY electronics kit from Rare Waves.
Available at, while supplies last."

Appendage Ribbon Controller with Pressure Controller

Published on Oct 4, 2018 startwav

"Quick test of the Appendage Ribbon Controller by Scott Stites. This is an old board but he seems to making them again.

Added a DIY pressure controller that uses a long FSR beneath the softpot ribbon to control volume. Controller has a built in LFO for tremolo effects. Speed and volume are controlled by the pressure (if desired). Makes for a very expressive controller together. Just need some panels and an enclosure!"

1985 Roland Synth Plus 60 (HS-60) Synthesizer Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and the write-up.

"Roland Synth Plus-60 (HS-60) 'A synthesizer for all music lovers' four page colour brochure from August 1985."

Gestrument Pro - Generative Music with the Variable Phase Arpeggiator and a DIY Resonator

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Gestrument

"In this video, we're taking a look at a generative installation piece that makes use of the Variable Phase Arpeggiator preset in Gestrument Pro as well as a Zither set up as a DIY Resonator.

The Variable Phase Arpeggiator is a generative Gestrument Pro factory preset that makes use of the "phase offset" feature to freely control the timings of each hit in relation to the beat. The amount of Phase Offset for each instrument is controlled by each cursor's position on the x-axis. So, the further you place the cursor from the center of the play area, the further you'll shift the cursor's hit from the beat. This lets users create "human" rhythms and melodies by embracing imperfection and letting go of quantized hits. Every plucked string you hear in this video was generated with Gestrument Pro"

Polivoks 002

Published on Oct 3, 2018 Polivoks 002

"the next test round with the Polivoks Pro

drums elektron Digitakt + some distortion with the Analog Heat
pad Behringer Deepmind 6"

10x303jam - 10 Roland TB-303s

More or less random patterns...10 of them at the same time! :)

The Official Moby Drum Machine Reverb Shop Preview & History of Drum Machines

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Reverb

"Moby's obsession with analog drum machines is no surprise for fans of his beat-driven electronic music, but now he's ready to share the wealth and will be listing hundreds of these treasures on Reverb. 100% of Moby's proceeds will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Check out the Moby Shop Preview

Browse Moby on Reverb LP

For more on Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine:"

Interesting, he never owned an 808.

Electric Rhythm: The History of the Drum Machine | Reverb

Published on Oct 4, 2018

"Leon Theremin. Sly & The Family Stone. Prince. Drum machines have influenced our music and the way we perceive rhythm since the Rhythmicon popped onto the scene in the 1930s. Join William Kurk as he gives us a run-down of the evolution of the incredible drum machine.

Read more on Reverb"

New BugBrand RhythmVoice Plus

Published on Oct 4, 2018 BugBrand

"A camera mic recording as my recording computer undergoes rejigging...
DRM2 & DRM1+X provide constants - processing via COFilter, PT Delay, SComp, SpringTanker + a couple of Lexi bits.
The RhythmVoice then provides evolving filter-ping rhythms.
Rough & ready!"

Akai Sampler S6000 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Studio use in excellent condition.
V2.14 latest update installed.

256mb Ram max installed. 16 analog output + digital Adat and AES/EBU. Dual SCSI and MIDI.
USB card not installed."

Kurzweil 1000EX Ensemble Expander Rack Mount synth

via this auction

Roland JUNO-106 6 voice programmable polyphonic synthesizer serviced

via this auction

"Roland factorymade 80017A VCF/VCA ICs installed to keep sounds original
The tech who worked for this JUNO-106 is a collaborator of this first acetone soak project, who supplied a bunch of sample ICs and some technical info either. It was 9 years ago. [posted here]

After more investigation we realized just uncoating won't bring perfectness but some more work required. Please don't ask how but understand that top class restaurants won't disclose their recipes.
Now the error rate is as low as other standard ICs in this synth."

"Venusian Garden"

Published on Oct 4, 2018 Bob I. Gomez

"Synthesizer, Music"

Syinsi EuroTile Modular at KnobCon 2018

Published on Oct 4, 2018 THX2112

"Playing with a patch someone made on the EuroTile Modular."

deltAdata : Something Real (LOFI HIPHOP Samplr jam performance, traveler guitar ultra-light)

Published on Oct 4, 2018 deltAdata

"Lofi hip-hop Samplr performance jam with a guitar solo played with a traveler guitar ultralight at the end !

Used: Samplr (sample based ios groovebox), Flying Haggis (ios guitar amp and fx), line6 sonic port vx (guitar sound card), reaper PC (main video sequence editing), after effects (video tuning, mask, title), filmed with xperia z3c (head/guitar) and sony xperia m4 (side), ipad mini 1.

Thanks for watching ! ✌"

Vermona randomRHYTHM crazy pattern trigger sequencer (no talking)

Published on Oct 4, 2018

"Hi Folks.
I have today a small demo module Vermona RandomRHYTHM used as a trigger for drums.
Kick connected to 1/4 snare to 1/8 hihat to 1/16 later switched to 1/32.
randomRHYTHM is a great module for creating crazy paterns and random ones with different sounds, here connected to drum module Vermona twinCUSSION and hat comes from the D-ROM module from Mode Machines but you know that it can be done with any sound.
Later a little swing for a larger variety of rhythms and you can move it forward and backward as you can see in the movie."

Synthrotek OBEY | Modular Vignette Series

Published on Oct 4, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Playing with the new OBEY module from Synthrotek. OBEY is a dual-function module: one half envelope follower and one half attenuverter / offset generator. I'm using the envelope follower in a feedback type path from the vco which is running through the Fold module in order to modulate the resonance on the LPG. The percussion is provided by two DS-M modules, and all of the sequence is coming from the Division 6 Labs Dual Mini Sequencer."

The Daily Noodle #4 - ITALIZER Dub Siren (No Talking) iPad Demo

Published on Oct 4, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Live Synth Jam on the Roland System 500 and Tr8s

Published on Oct 3, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This months synth jam is on The Roland System 500 and Tr8s,
Roland Sent over these machine for me to give em a go and jam on! I chat about them at the end."

Yamaha Montage DX5 Sounds

Published on Oct 3, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB


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