MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

FINAL ACT// System-8, Juno-106, DX-7, Voyager

Published on Oct 12, 2018 MR TUNA Music


Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 SN 00124

via this auction

"The OB-6 sound engine is inspired by Tom Oberheim’s original SEM, the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8- voice synthesizers. It features two discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice with continuously variable waveshapes (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus a triangle wave on oscillator 2). The classic Oberheim-inspired 2-pole, state-variable, resonant filter provides low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path."


via this auction

"excellent analog drum machine with individual outputs for -bass, snare, claps, tom/conga, hihats-, capable of a lot of MIDI implementation and sonic possibilities!"

Phil Cirocco demonstrating the ARP 2003 synthesizer by Tonus

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Phil Cirocco

"We recently refurbished and also refinished this beautiful 6 foot long ARP 2003. The predecessor to the ARP 2500. I Don't usually end up playing the blues, but this particular patch suggested it."

New Korg Volca in the Works?

SynthFest 2018: Korg Volcas - Space for a New One? Published on Oct 12, 2018 sonicstate

Delta Sound Labs Origami And Saber Modules

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"For this video we made a bass patch with the Delta Sound Labs Origami wave-folder and Saber filter eurorack modules. The NerdSeq is used for the sequencing and drums. The Origami is based on the Buchla Music Easel's Timbre circuit and the Saber is an SEM style filter.

Delta Sound Labs available here:
NerdSeq available here:"

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This is the first post to feature the Delta Sound Labs.


The Delta Sound Labs Origami is a skiff-friendly Eurorack adaptation of the much-loved Timbre circuit found in the original Buchla Music Easel. It's an essential module for West Coast synthesis, and though it pairs especially well with simple waveforms such as sine and triangle waves, this famous circuit is a wellspring of interesting harmonic content regardless of audio input.


Wavefolder based on Buchla Music Easel Timbre circuit
Dedicated offset for fold amount
CV input for fold amount with attenuator"


The Saber from Delta Sound Labs is a loving 21st-century recreation of the famed Oberheim SEM state-variable filter. It features all the fatness and grit of the original filter, along with discreet low-pass, band-pass, and hi-pass outputs, in a compact, skiff-friendly design.


Filter based on Oberheim SEM
Dedicated controls for Cutoff, Resonance, Input Level
CV input for filter frequency with attenuator"

Novation Circuit x Bastl Softpop - XVI

Published on Oct 12, 2018 John Chesters

"Live performance on the Novation Circuit and Bastl Softpop.

Headphones recommended, enjoy 🎧"

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #58: Access Virus A - Song 2

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the Access Virus A. It's a 12 voice polyphonic virtual analog synth with two OSC per voice and two independent resonant filters.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Access Virus A - Alesis Ampliton - Sony Sony DPS-V77 - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2 - Alesis 3630 (bassdrum on sidechains). Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a small Behringer mixer into the pc for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Drone and Noise sound synthesis on Muscarin synth Tutorial

Published on Oct 12, 2018 kNoB Technology

"A small demo video, in which I will talk about,
how to synthesize noise and drone sounds on our synthesizer
Our indiegogo campagn -"

intellijel Baby Steps With Steppy 1U

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Intellijel

"Steppy is a 4-track programmable gate sequencer with eight internal memory slots, external clocking, numerous tweakable parameters, and a performance-first design aesthetic.

Each track features numerous independent parameters that govern its playback independently of the other tracks. Specifically:

Each track has its own length, which can range from 1-step to 64-steps, allowing for polyrhythms, fills, or constantly evolving gate interactions between tracks.
Each track has its own gate length, which ranges from very short to very long, with tied gates possible at the extreme setting.
Each track has its own clock divider, allowing patterns to play out over completely different periods of time.
Each track has its own swing setting, which offsets the timing of every other step.
Each track has its own delay setting, which offsets the timing of every step.
Each track has its own probability control, which sets the likelihood that each programmed gate will fire when called upon by the pattern.
Each track can be shifted (or ‘rotated’) forward or backward by a number of steps. So if you’ve created a pattern that ‘feels’ like it has its downbeat on step 3, you can shift that pattern two steps to the left, so that the downbeat sits on step 1.
Tracks can be selected and modified in real time as the sequence plays. A select button allows you to directly access each track (and each page of 16 steps within that track) directly through Steppy’s intuitive multifunction buttons array.

Tracks can be individually muted and unmuted, and a special performance mode (called “Loopy”) enables you to touch any two gate steps and instantly create a performance that loops between those steps.

Track patterns can be cleared without clearing its playback parameters, and all track patterns (along with their individual playback and performance parameters) can be saved as a preset to one of eight internal memory slots."

"Fun To Be Had" Nitzer Ebb cover, Moog DFAMx2/ Moog Grandmother/ Elektron Analog Keys

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of Nitzer Ebb's "Fun To Be Had" with the Moog DFAM x2 synced to a Moog Grandmother, plus Elektron Analog Keys on kick and snare + 2nd bassline and as master clock into a Roland VS 880 to a Yamaha MG10xu, to a Canon 6D +17-40mm lens."

Jade Rose: Ruby

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Jade Rose

"Full Album Link:

Second song performed on my DIY modular synthesizer

The melody was created with the aid of the copier machine algorithm in ornament & crime. Modules are mostly DIY mutable clones I made with copper panels."

Moby's Drum Machines For Sale

You can find them on Reverb here.

Don't miss the video here.

Update: some pics and details captured. I made the mistake of trying to capture them all and then realized how many were listed. :) I ended up switching to the more esoteric models. Quite a few have never been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH before. What's a little bit interesting, is only two new labels were needed, one for Domino and one for Side-Kick-Er. All other brands have been featured before. See the labels at the bottom of this post. Side note: Blogger limits the number of characters to 200 for labels, so I wasn't able to capture them all for this post. You can always search for the brand names featured for more. I assume most do this anyway. The labels are more for maintenance and for finding posts that may not feature brand names in descriptions.


Realistic Concertmate Electronic Accompanist-Metronome

"Fully analog rhythmic companion utilizing 5 beat buttons to combine how you wish. Features metronome, speaker and line out, and tempo control.

Serial: 42-2103. Works with no issue."

Casio CT-X Series Portable Keyboards with Rich Formidoni

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Kraft Music

"Shop Casio Celviano Digital Pianos at Kraft Music:

Rich Formidoni from Casio plays the CT-X5000 Portable Keyboard at Kraft Music.

Casio CT-X series portable keyboards deliver studio-quality sounds and convenient performance features in affordable instruments you can take anywhere. Sounding like instruments that cost many times more thanks to their AiX Sound Source, each CT-X keyboard has a great selection of features, with hundreds of fun Rhythms and Tones, song recorders, built-in speakers, and lightweight, rugged design.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Casio CT-X series portable keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard, 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!"

Let's Play with SpaceCraft

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Tim Webb

"This week I wrap up my look at the recent iOS granular synth apps with a video for SpaceCraft. SpaceCraft is capable of some very pretty textures, but it can also get nasty. I try to show off both sides in this Let's Play! SpaceCraft 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!"

Big Big BigSky (and some Pocket Operators) - a short review

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Floyd Steinberg

"I use the Strymon BigSky Pedal in most of my videos, especially when making music with my Pocket Operators. So here's a 'kind of' review of this reverb/delay pedal, which turns even the most horrible sounds into instant awesomeness.

For another great reverb pedal, check out Lanthan O'Ides channel:"

An American Tail // Somewhere, Out There [Synth Cover]

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Ace Waters

"I got the idea to do Somewhere Out There Cover while re-watching Community, and then one of my Patrons requested Don Bluth music, so I couldn't not go for it."

Casper Electronics live at Modular Day Barcelona #05

Published on Oct 12, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here we have Peter from Casper Electronics performing at the club gigs that finished off the Modular Day Barcelona #05 event. He's using some pocket operators, korg volcas, mixing/feedback, distort and with some nice added crowd interaction too. I also really liked the light. Check out the main event video" [posted here] New Loops Synth & Dance Presets Showcase

Published on Oct 12, 2018 New Loops

"Download free demos packs at

Best prices on Massive presets, Serum presets, Diva presets, Repro presets, Omnisphere presets, Ableton Wavetable presets, Zebra presets, and more."

New Loops Dance Music Sample Packs Showcase

Korg ARP Odyssey Duophonic Synthesizer - White Rev 1

via this auction

Yamaha Reface CS SN UEVX01111

via this auction

NSI @ SUPERBOOTH18, full concert

NSI @ SUPERBOOTH18, full concert from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"Our well-known friends Max Loderbauer and Tobias Freund have been producing and playing under the name NSI for years. Finally on Superbooth18 they played this great set with not one of their countless modulars on stage, creating wonderful atmospheres for the seated audience. Watch the complete concert here and recommend this (somehow hidden) channel to friends and partners as well. Thank you very much."

Arturia Synclavier V Update 2.0 - The power of Resynthesis & V Collection Update 6.2

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Arturia

"Synclavier V has been updated to version 2.0. Now featuring a powerful resynthesis engine, vintage sample playback, all-new presets, and a great sample library to explore."

Synclavier V Tutorial Update 2

Published on Oct 12, 2018

"Get a quick overview of some of the most important new features found in Synclavier V update 2.0. In this video, Guy covers the new sampling capabilities, the resynthesis engine, and some of the new grid features."

"Originally released in 2016 as part of V Collection 5, Synclavier V gave a whole new generation of musicians access to the ground breaking sound and features of the revolutionary late-70s digital synth. Developed in partnership with the original instrument’s inventor, Cameron Jones, Synclavier V went above and beyond the capabilities of the hardware produced between the late 70s and early 90s.

However, New England Digital also produced many optional add-ons for the Synclavier, such as a sample playback module and a resynthesis engine, that were not emulated in Arturia’s release of Synclavier V 2.

Today, that changes.

With the release of Synclavier V 2, alongside many other workflow enhancements and improvements, Arturia and Cameron Jones are proud to announce that Synclavier now includes sampling capabilities and an exciting resynthesis engine for musicians, producers, and sound designers to explore.
Synclavier V 2 is available as a free upgrade to all owners of Synclavier V, or Arturia’s V Collection 5 and V Collection 6.

Moog One Sound Designer, Live from The Moog Factory, Pt 5

Started streaming 60 minutes ago Moog Music Inc

"Pt 5: Kevin Lamb
Kevin is a sound designer, programmer, and classically trained musician who has left his mark on landmark pop albums—from programming for Chad Hugo of the The Neptunes, to working as a synth programmer and keyboard technician for the Thompson Twins and Al Jarreau. He is also responsible for sound design on the world's most popular synthesizers, i.e. the Prophet.

Kevin is joined by Andrew Stryffler, Moog Instrument Specialist."

All parts here.

A GeoShred Performance movie.

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Jordan Rudess

"This was a performance that was played live and screen captured. After that I added some extra visual effects. All the sound and all effects are created exclusively on my iPad with GeoShred. GeoShred is the most expressive iOS instrument in the world and can be played on iPhone or iPad.

GeoShred is also an MPE - MIDI controller as well as MIDI sound module. Perfect for using as a tone module with instruments like the Linnstrument, The Seaboard, The Continuum etc. The sounds in this video however are from the internal Physical Model sound engine."

Evoke of Taksyaka Dragon King with mininova

Published on Oct 12, 2018 nicolai maruhama

"This is the demo of mininova

Please Enjoy thanks!
nicolai maruhama"

HEENTodile - throb & spray 16

Published on Oct 12, 2018 arthurpainter

"More vintage Synthi noise."

The sound of raw voltage comes to mind.

Medusa synth external controller

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Polyend

"An external controller is arpeggiating one of the Medusa's voices, while the chords stored per pad in the Grid mode are being manually played. Just one of the examples of how you can have fun with our hybrid synth."

Modular :: Almost Forgotten :: Sputnik Modular and Mutable Instruments

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Mike Thomas

"I've been super busy lately, with a new job, and recovering from a sewer backup, among other things. I finally returned to this patch and decided to just record me jamming with the elements (heh) of it. It's long and rambling, but what else is new?"

microKAST Ep#25 Rob's Story

Published on Oct 12, 2018 KORG microKAST

"Join us for our special 25th Episode Anniversary Special as we sit down with Rob Castle, the outgoing MD of KORG UK. We learn all about his rise to the upper echelons of the KORG Family, including fascinating insights into product planning for the legendary M1, his love of music and passion for the brand that has helped make KORG what it is today."

KORG microKAST #27 A KORG In The Oven

Published on Oct 12, 2018 KORG microKAST

"We're back with another feature packed episode including Kronology on the Doncamatic, Korg's first ever product from 1963, our new game the TV Gameshow Time Machine, #Geargoggles, Downloads, all the latest Korg News & a listen to the new electribe Wave!"

KORG microKAST #7 Here Comes Santa Claus

Published on Oct 12, 2018 KORG microKAST

"MicroKast Christmas Special! Presents include Kaossilator for android, Gear of The Year Awards, Kronology featuring DW-8000 from 1985, Tony's volca Tips & much much more!"

Modular Monthly: Electro grit with the WMD TRSHMSTR

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Future Music Magazine

"Electro duo MSTRKRFT join up with WMD to bring us the TRSHMSTR, a gritty tone-shaping module that combines distortion and band-pass filtering. Let's embrace the dirt and dive into the saturated tones..."

PATCH BASE 3 - Editor For The ROLAND JDXi & Many More Synths - For The iPad

Published on Oct 12, 2018 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: Patch Base - Coffeeshopped LLC

Modular-Studiosession with Medusa - Spektralradius (Riamiwo StudioVlog 103)

Published on Oct 12, 2018 riamiwovideos

"Today my track Spektralradius is released on the Compilation OBENDEEPTECH Vol.2 on Obenmusik. Here's a little modular (and friends :) ) session in the Studio...
Get your copy on beatport:

Follow me:

Gear in this jamsession:
Dreadbox/Polyend Medusa
Dreadbox NYX
Dreadbox lil Erebus
Dreadbox Drips and Drips V2
Behringer Model D
Arturia MiniBrute2
EricaSynths Pico Drums
Eurorack Eowave-Case

Filmed with:
Sony a6300
Sony Nex 5t
Sony Nex 3
Panasonic 757"

Korg SQD-1 Midi recorder - what a fun vintage sequencer

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Espen Kraft

"I'm a real sucker for old sequencers. Even with lots of limitations, using this stuff really sets my creativity on fire and in the end, that's what really matters.
Making music the same way each time isn't for me and when I get my hands on something like this Korg SQD-1, I'm very happy as new ideas bursts into the open. Try it! :)"

SN 008882

Asheville Modular On The Spot September 2018

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Illumination Station

"Every month when the weather is nice there is a Modular On The Spot in a park in Asheville. This is an opportunity for modular artists and enthusiast to enjoy modular music whilst picnicking and generally having a good time.

Last month I had the opportunity to perform and also took some video and recorded sound. Here is a quick look into what MOTS was like. I was unable to record video of myself so I'm rolling some B-roll for the excerpt from my set. It turned out that when I edited most of this was my set with footage of my son and wife... but hey at least I know what I like.

I hope you enjoy the video and I hope you have a great day!


Patch n Tweak

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