MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Polivoks, Easel and a Reverb

Published on Oct 13, 2018 verstaerker

"this is mainly a sound demo for GFI Specular Tempus Reverb & Delay Effectpedal
i'm using the Polivoks.Pro and Easel as Soundsoruce"

Demo :: Midiverb II on Drum Machine + Synth (Aphex riff)

Published on Oct 13, 2018 SOLON Music

"Demo of the Alesis Midiverb II on Roland TR8 and Yamaha Reface CS. Riff from 'Ageispolis' by Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works 85-92). 7 presets demo'ed:

49 - BLOOM 2 (7 SECS)

DIY Project 13: Synthrotek Mix

Published on Oct 13, 2018 poorness studios

"I went to Knobcon this year and Synthrotek was handing out free Mix modules. Of course, you only got the panel and PCB for free. After getting the rest of the components, here is the build.

You can buy the complete kit here:"

Weird modular ambient jam (subsequent 37, novation peak, milk frothing pitcher)

Published on Oct 13, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

track working title - //BURG - everything that scatters//

So, i just recently got the Intellijel Planar 2.. after a couple of test rides the ambient space man came knocking on my door. So I thought.. hey why not, we have not talked for a while.

So we sat down, drank some coffee and later took a little ride in his space ship.. I also brought the metal pitcher just in case we needed it on the ride, good thinking on my part. It was great fun, cant wait do meet him again! :)

Gear used: KORG grandstage, Subsequent 37, Novation Peak, Nord Lead A1 and a milk frothing pitcher.

FX used: eventide space, strymon timeline, EQD transmisser, keeley caverns, strymon bluesky, RE_20 space echo, catalinbread CSIDMAN, red panda particle, tc electronic DITTO x2

Modular: Braids, Rings, Morphagene and A-111-3"

MOTIF RACK ES Sound Module Rack Synthesizer w/ RARE PLG150-AN and PLG150-DX DX7

via this auction

"The PLG150-AN, a warm and and punchy analog modelling synthesizer to reproduce the fat and resonant sounds of vintage analog synthesizers.

The PLG150-DX, which provides the classic sounds of the renowned DX7 FM Synthesizer heard on numerous 80s records.

Some specs:
64 fat sounding Drum Kits ranging from pop, rock to hip-hop and R&B to classic electronic drum machines and sounds
1787 Arpeggiator patterns and phrases (drum beats and riffs)
6 banks of 128 vibrant preset voices ranging from classic professional keyboard sounds (grand pianos, organs, electric pianos, strings, brass, etc.) and timeless synth sounds (basses, pads, strings, leads, poly, etc.) to orchestral instruments
1 bank of high-quality standard General MIDI (GM) sounds, great for standard GM MIDI files and MIDI karaoke files playback

Comes with original owner's manuals and the 120V power adapter."

DSI OB6 - filter and oscillators in depth - Dave Smith Oberheim OB6

Published on Apr 6, 2016 SynthBae

"HD audio when you set to 720.

A close up listen to some of the core features, particularly the filter in all its modes and the oscillators as well as some modulation routing.

I don't delve much into the effects or performance controls like aftertouch etc. But it should give you a clear idea of the filter and the oscillators."

DOUBLE NEGATIVE// Prophet-6, Prophet-12, Proogue

Published on Oct 13, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Look at this photograph- Every time I do it makes me laugh."

Percussa Adds Physical Modeling Membrane Module (PMM) to SSP

percussa ssp - physical modeling membrane module demo Published on Oct 13, 2018 PERCUSSA

"short demo for the new physical modeling membrane module on the percussa super signal processor (ssp) eurorack module - membrane excitation triggered by make noise MATHS as well as internal square wave LFO on the SSP. Power and tension modulations of the membrane using low-frequency noise generators on the SSP with offset applied via the DC generator module on the SSP. Learn more about the SSP at"

via the Kickstarter campaign:

"Time for another update! In this one we introduce the physical modeling membrane module (PMM) which was a kickstarter stretch goal module. We also provide an example preset to go with the module.

Download links in the full post at

Physical modeling membrane (PMM) module + DEMO VIDEO

The module has the following inputs:

Gate input to trigger the virtual "hammer" that strikes the virtual drum membrane (also called the excitation)
Power input / parameter to control with how much force the virtual hammer strikes the drum
Tension to control how loose or tight the drum membrane is (controls the pitch of the resulting drum sound)
You can feed an external trigger into the gate input or just use an internal square wave LFO on the SSP if you wish. In my demo video I do both, first with a make noise MATHS and afterwards with a square wave LFO. In the video I also demo modulation of the power and tension inputs using low-frequency noise generators. The tension modulation signal is offset using a DC generator module.

Pitch tracking fixes

Pitch tracking bugs reported by @IvanS and others are now fixed for all the modules that have a pitch input
Coarse/fine frequency settings for modules with a pitch input now no longer affect tuning but are simply an offset for the frequency calculated from the incoming pitch signal. Frequency modulation received via the frequency input is applied on top of this offset and the frequency derived from the pitch signal.
If you feed a pitch signal into an LFO or other module with a pitch input, and you don't want a frequency offset, remember to set coarse/fine to zero on the p-page.

That's all for now, we hope you enjoy this new module!

B & C "

Bastl Thyme Unboxing - it's heavy! #TTNM

Published on Oct 13, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Aaah, the Bastl Instruments Thyme has finally arrived! The box is quite heavy! Let's find out what's inside and how it sounds!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Bastl Thyme website:

analog Input Gain knob up to +20dB
9 parameters: Tape Speed, Delay Coarse & Fine, Feedback, Filter, extra heads Spacing and Levels, Dry Wet Mix and Volume
each parameter has a dedicated modulation source called the Robot
each Robot is a powerful modulation source: LFO, envelope follower, external CV
freeze button reconfigures the signal flow to create tape loops
link button compensates the change in Delay time caused by adjusting the Tape Speed
tap tempo
internal or external clock for synchronising Delay, Robot or Sequencer
8 presets organized in 8 banks (64 presets)
32 step sequencer with 4 patterns for sequencing presets
switchable stereo/mono input
stereo output
stereo headphone output with volume knob
MIDI Input and Output
analog Clock Input
CV input 0-5V (volt per octave for Tape Speed and Delay Time)
footswitch jack for bypass
hi-fi audio quality"

Dark Acid with TB303, Analog RYTM and Space

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Honeysmack

"Dark Acid with TB303, Analog RYTM and Eventide Space pedal. Guest appearance by Leo the pug."

Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2798

LAMM demo from Stephan Vladimir Bugaj on Vimeo.

One gigantic video for you. :)

via this auction

"Ultra-rare and coveted Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog Synthesizer

Signed by Rudi Linhard, 1994 build

All original 1980s Memorymoog chips with 90s Lintronics mods

The Lintronics LAMM modification to the Memorymoog adds tons of desirable features, including MIDI."

Ciat Lonbarde Sidrax Analog Touch Wood Synthesizer Organ

via this auction

"Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax
Zero Sonic Issues (Banana Cables Not Included)

The sidrax organ follows a lineage of electronic musical instruments based on touch. it was redesigned twice, first as sidrassi, then as sidrazzi. it has seven wooden bars that you press to express seven oscillators within. each oscillator has its own fine tuning slider, embedded right within its bar. also, there is a master pitch knob, and a master chaos knob. the master chaos knob makes the instrument go from pure triangle tones to a nest of noise. it does this by gradually increasing modulation from one oscillator to the next in a circular pattern. sidrax has enough bars to construct sweetest melodies from the triangle waves, whereas tetrax is a simple four-bar entity, with complexity of tone for funky bass.

there are 44 modulation points brought forth as banana jacks. they are arranged in seven columns, representing the seven bars. their layout is shifted diagonally, to allow inputs in proximity to outputs. this is for touch-playability; you can make banana jack metal studs that can be squished by hand to gesture-patch the instrument. inputs are cool colors: blue, green, and grey. outputs are hot colors: red and orange. the grey jacks are parallel inputs with the master knobs: the one on the left is for master pitch, the right one is master chaos. the color allotment for each bar is as follows:

Roland Juno 106 Polyphonic Vintage Analog Keyboard Synth Synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below including the exposed voice chips and new battery.

E-mu Proteus 2500

via this auction

"The new Proteus 2500 is basically a 4-unit version of the 128-voice rack module with much greater real-time controls and some other new tricks! The Proteus 2500 has got over 30 real-time, programmable knobs and buttons. It features the exact same great Proteus 32 MB sound set of ROM samples, and can be expanded up to 128 MB with additional sound cards from E-mu's family of genre based sound modules, keyboards, and desktop groove machines. The sounds it ships with is called the "Composer" soundset, offering sounds that cover the whole spectrum of synthesizer type sounds, from real instruments to bizarre sounds and effects."

Korg DSS-1 1986 Sampling Synthesizer w/ 50 Sample Floppies, Manual, and Guidebook

via this auction

Cwejman S1 MK2 SN 260

via this auction

Folktek Elysian Drum Scape (Limited Edition)

via this auction

"From the Folktek website:
These are sold out and the final run in complete. This drum scape is a small series of works created by Arius Blaze.

The Elysian is capable of everything are - with exactly the same oscillators and delay, but Voltage Control (1/8" CV) has been added to integrate into other analog systems/cv sequencers. Control over the oscillators as well as the delay time.

The boxes are oak, 1/8" output jack, 5x 1/8" cv jacks, control over delay time (from extremely notated tight to about 1.5 seconds with near infinite repeat for loops), control over each of the oscillators with custom brass keys for each, 2 custom lamps glow warm white, custom switches for delay time and drum mode (3 modes)."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS with Survival Kit & RAM Cart

via this auction

Korg DW8000 w/ Angel city mod

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

dark dub house techno jam

Published on Feb 18, 2018 SynthBae

"Schmidt Synthesizer, analog rytm, jupiter 8, juno 60, tt606, elektron octal rack"

Jawn Step - Analog Synth Deep House Jam - feat Juno 60, Arturia Matrix Brute, Schmidt Synthesizer

Published on Dec 11, 2017 SynthBae

"Analog synth Jam with Roland Juno 60, Arturia Matrix Brute, Schmidt Synthesizer, Novation Peak, Elektron Analog Rytm, Elektron Octatrack - Sorry about the shaky camera and darkness, I will try and fix that soon!"

Arp 2600 vs MatrixBrute quick n dirty Analog Techno Jam

Published on Nov 12, 2017 SynthBae

"Arp 2600, Arturia Matrixbrute, Elektron Analog Rytm, TT606, Roland Tr808, Roland Tr909"

little riff korg minilogue analog rytm

Published on Feb 13, 2016 SynthBae

"a little seq I was messing around with."

Roland jp08 vs Jupiter 8 detailed audio comparison - 720 HD for accurate sound

Published on Jan 31, 2016 SynthBae

"Turn on subtitles CC for extra info about what you're hearing. Sorry the video is not completely clear my camera was playing up but the sound should be good if you are watching in HD, the settings of both synths were of course the same during the tests to properly compare them.

be warned this video is long! I will make a table of contents so you can jump to a relevant section of the vid if you want to see a certain thing compared. Please feel free to add search points in the comments to help other skip to the relevant parts, I will update here.

filter : @ 21:56

Below I will post my opinion of the jp08 vs the real Roland Jupiter 8.

The things I compare between both machines are:
1. all waveforms (square, saw, tri, sine, and pulse width)
2. oscillator crossmod and sync
3. one or both oscillators
4. filter with and without resonance, both 12 and 24 db modes sweeping and static
5. single note and chord sequences

My findings and opinion:
I found on the whole the jp08 to be interesting, and Roland have done a great job in re-creating the sound digitally. Whilst I think you need to take into account every Jup 8 will have a very slightly different sound at the same settings due to calibration (I have not done mine for a while) There are however a few differences beyond that which I noticed and make enough of a difference to the experience and perhaps you will hear them too in the video.

1) the square wave doesn't sound as square on the jp08 as it does on the jupiter. It sounds like the width of the pulse has been very slightly narrowed on the jp08. it sounded like it did not go wide enough.

2) probably the biggest difference and I think a huge oversight is that each oscillator voice in the jupiter 8 will have a different phase compared with the other voices, you dont notice on single notes but when you play chords they beat pleasantly on the jupiter 8 and just gives it a richer fuller sound compared to the jp08. It's a pity there is not a slop setting like on the new prophet 6, I think that would help here. (even though that is analog)

3) slightly more pronounced resonance on the jp08 especially at higher settings.

4) saw tooth waveform slightly quieter on jp08 compared to the square.

5) triangle smoother on the jp08, though I think could be a calibration issue on my jup8 where I could calibrate it for a more symmetrical triangle.

Other than that it was fun to play with though the sliders are definitely too small so probably best operated from a controller. I definitely won't be getting rid of my Jup 8 anytime soon but it's nice to see Roland recreating something closer than their previous attempts, if they could add voice phase variation it would be if only they'd do something analogue again :-)"

How to do basic modifications for the korg ms20m desktop kit

Published on Mar 23, 2015

"This is my first youtube tutorial so I'm sorry for the dodgyness of camera and audio etc. I had to use my phone balanced on a stand.

This is intended for beginners who'd like to know how to wire up the basic factory patch points on the circuit board (pcb) to some external jack sockets. If you haven't soldered before I recommend looking up some how to videos for soldering and learn some of the basics, it's not hard at all to do these mods but you should probably practice soldering a few wires etc. to get a feel for it if you haven't done it before.

* so far all mods work EXCEPT THE VCO MOD INPUT (fault on board)

* Video of the finished mods:"

modified korg ms20m desktop kit

Published on Mar 25, 2015

"This is a demo of 7 of the basic pcb mods which you can do.

Mods sockets from left to right :
VCO mod in (this mod didn't work for me, so no demo)
VCO 1 out
VCO 2 out
Lowpass Rev1 out
Lowpass Rev2 out
Highpass Rev1 out
Highpass Rev2 out"

Critter & Guitari - I Take Up-Quantized for Organelle

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Download this patch here:
I Take Up - Quantized stitches together individual, quantized chunks of recorded sound to form longer loops. New recordings are added to the end of the loop. You can have as many as 24 loops-one per key-up to 10 seconds each. Construct precise rhythms at a specific tempo. To be in sync with external audio, you must tell the patch the tempo of incoming audio, and how long you want to record for (1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or 1/1). Your recorded note length choices will effect a loop’s rhythm/vibe. Record a perfect measure or an odd-timed, herky-jerky jam. It's fun to get crazy and easy to stay synced!"

X1L3 - DDX - circuit bent yamaha DD6 drum machine with midi

Published on Oct 13, 2018 X1L3

"Another session on the DD6 with DDX mod for something to do. Slow lead in to a 303 driven second half. Just messing with the pitch and filter cv over the midi triggering. Midi is coming in from the daw and cv from a yarns interface in my eurorack. Which i'm using two channels on and the key roll in the daw to set the two CV levels.

DDX pads can be triggered via midi or gate inputs and the glitch array can be accessed manually or via midi. A fine machine for abstract percussive elements, especially when under pinned with a regular beat to drive it. It can also serve as a nasty fx and noise generator which will be illustrated in some more uploads soon."

Off All The Terrible Ideas - Live Soundtracking with Yamaha CS2x and DJXII

Published on Oct 13, 2018 ChrisLody

"This is one of my favourite bit of found footage I've stumbled across in recent time, a kid being towed behind a motorbike on a go-kart, looks safe to me!

So I thought I'd try a bit of experimental live soundtrack work with a couple of keyboards connected via midi, the Yamaha DJXII providing drums and the Yamaha Cs2x providing an acidic line using it's arpeggiator. Relatively sucessful I think :)"

ST Modular - Mixing with SUM

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Stefan Tretau

MFB Tanzbar, Roland SE02 & Elektron Analog Four

Published on Oct 13, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

1uO c - 1u version of Ornament & Crime

Published on Oct 13, 2018 Shay Shezifi

"New design for Ornament and Crime.
Pulp Logic 1u format, 30hp.
DIY only, will be available soon."

Patch n Tweak

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