MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cannibal Memorymoog (by Synthpro)

Published on Oct 23, 2018 synthpro

"The Story of the Cannibal Memorymoog:

I usually try to keep my parts units locked up tight for that one night of year that crazy things seem to happen but one year I forgot and the nightmares still haunt me to this day of what I witnessed!

The day after Halloween, I came into my shop just as any other day but today something was different. I noticed this trail of synthesizer guts leading from the door of my shop into my surgical room where I had a minimoog in the process of getting a part transfusion. As I entered the surgical room, I found the minimoog on the floor busted up pretty bad as if something had been eating on it. I continued following the trail of synth guts and they stopped at the cabinet where I keep donor synthesizers. I open the cabinet and the donor memorymoog I had is missing. I stood there for a few minutes trying to figure out what happened when all of a sudden, I heard a noise from the front of my shop....I cautiously made my way to where the noise came from and nothing could have prepared me for what I saw; it was my donor memormyoog and it had became a zombie, it was eating minimoog boards and trying to trap a moog source to eat afterwards!

I did the only thing I knew to do; I picked up the zombie memorymoog, threw it on my surgical table, and started disassembling it as quickly as I could. As I removed the parts, I put them in the donor cabinet making sure to lock it after each part was stored.

Still to this day, I sometimes hear moving in the cabinet around Oct but I dare not open to see what it is making the noise.

Happy Halloween Friends!


👍 :-)

The Last Prophet 5 - New Presets and Samples for the Prophet X & XL From 8dio

Published on Oct 23, 2018 8dioproductions

"The Prophet 5 is one of the most iconic synths of all time.

We had the pleasure of deep-sampling the last production unit ever made (Dave Smith's personal keyboard) - and sampled every single preset in the unit.

The Last Prophet 5 is specifically designed for the Prophet X and XL - and offers you all the original presets and 16 custom presets.

Available on from October 25th."

8dio of course provided the initial 150 GB of samples on the Prophet X.

Sequential Prophet-6 Demos by Dave Bellamy

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Dave Bellamy

1. Sequential Prophet6 jam P6 up and (too) close #1: filter resonance whistly
Live Prophet-6 jam 23 Oct 2018.
Lots of whistle on filter resonance from 2:35. Apreggiated notes - just playing the controls. Digital effects off at 5:17. Some quantization as I moved the filter cutoff knob at 5:44. Inverted filter envelope to filter at 0:54.
Anyone who doesn't like bad camerawork better not watch this. However, I wanted to get the idea of the thrill of playing an ultra real time controllable synthesizer like the Prophet-6 so oftentimes I wanted both hands to play the controls.
2. Sequential Prophet6 jam P6 up and (too) close #2 filter resonance vs clean
Sequential Prophet6 jam P6 up and (too) close filter resonance vs clean (no resonance). Resonance turned from around 8 to 0 after 2:17. Apreggiated sequence to maximize fun of playing the controls on this wonderful analog synth keyboard.
3. Sequential Prophet6 jam P6 up and (too) close #3: PWM pulse width modulation.
Sequential Prophet6 jam P6 up and (too) close PWM pulse width modulation with and without filter mod.
Anyone who doesn't like bad camerawork better not watch this. However, I wanted to get the idea of the thrill of playing an ultra real time controllable synthesizer like the Prophet-6 so oftentimes I wanted both hands to play the controls.

Analog Four, Octatrack, Eurorack Fun in the Studio

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Trying out ideas with Analog Four, Octatrack (both mk1) and some eurorack. Edited down from about 45 minutes studio time."

The Daily Noodle #21 - FunkBox (No Talking) iPad Demo

Published on Oct 23, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Dreadbox Abyss SN 0024 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Absolutely mint condition Dreadbox Abyss 4-Voice Polyphonic Synth, hand-built in Greece by Dreadbox. 1 VCO+Sub oscillator per voice. 4 playing modes (e.g. polyphonic, chord, unison AND multi-channel). For users of the Roli keyboards, this allows 4-voice MIDI Polyphonic Expression control, making it a great module for Roli keyboards."

METASONIX TM1 Vacuum Tube Waveshaper Ringmod

via this auction

"Controls: Input Level, Pulser Stability, Beam Tube Screen, Ringmod Osc Pitch, Activate Ringmod

Sockets: Audio Input, Audio Output, Beam CV, VCA CV, Ringmod Carrier"

Roland Jupiter 8 + Juno 60 + TR707 That 80s sound revisited

Published on Oct 23, 2018 synthartist69

"What can I say, it's That 80's sound!"

Seven Seas Wavetable VCO for VCV Rack SHOW MORE

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Antonio Tuzzi

From A Single Step

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Intellijel

"With independent pattern length and clock divisions per track, Steppy is able to generate a variety of rhythms from simple patterns.

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:


Published on Oct 23, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2018

Today I wanted to make sure to update you what's been happening around the studio and my SH2-VCF prototype module. Been busy organizing a big garage sale, re-organizing the studio, hanging synth shelves, trying to source a 4-foot wood table, and working for about 2 months on my SH-2 filter prototype.

This SH-2 filter came about as I had a few BA6110 chips laying around and wanted to do something with them. First I built the filter on a breadboard and it wasn't working. Turns out 1/2 my new old stock chips were not doing their job for some reason. No biggie, I designed/ordered some pcb/panels and some more BA6110 chips from ebay.

As luck would have it these chips would be the bane of my existence. I ordered some more BA6110 from activeparts and none of those worked. I also adapted my board to accept the different pinouts for some BA662 Open Labs clones...those caught fire. On the forums these clones are highly admired and used in X0XB0X apparently. It's all good, I just wasn't able to get them to work in this circuit.

So until I get this BA6110/662 issue figured out I won't be able to build any more modules to sell. Time to move on to some other projects and, forbid, make any music :)

Be warned - some harsh resonance acid house squealing ahead!

Oscillators - Pittsburgh Synth Box + Rozendall CEM3340 VCO
Envelope Contours - 2xADSR dual envelope
Sequencing - Arturia Beatstep Pro Pitch CV + gate"

Sequential Officially Announces the New Prophet XL

Sequential Prophet XL Introduction Published on Oct 23, 2018 Dave Smith Instruments

"The Sequential Prophet XL is a 76-key version of the acclaimed Prophet X — a potent fusion of samples-plus-synthesis and the most ground-breaking evolution of the Prophet yet:"

And the press release followed by some hi-res pics:

"Sequential Announces Prophet XL Synthesizer, Featuring 76-Note Keyboard and Expanded Polyphony

San Francisco, CA—Oct 23, 2018—Sequential today announced the Prophet XL, a 76-key version of their flagship Prophet X samples-plus-synthesis hybrid synth. The new instrument provides the same powerful combination of high-fidelity samples from 8Dio and full synthesis capabilities that has earned the Prophet X critical acclaim — but makes the concept even more compelling for studio and stage by adding a semi-weighted-action, 76-key, premium-quality Fatar keybed and a new performance mode that allows 32-voice polyphony when using a single sampled instrument and a single oscillator.

At the heart of both the Prophet XL and the Prophet X is a sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation — all processed through analog filters. In standard performance mode, the instrument provides bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo, or 16-voice mono operation.

Dave Smith commented: “We designed the Prophet XL for musicians who wanted more of a good thing. By adding an extended, semi-weighted action keyboard and enabling 32-voice performance mode, we’ve made it even more satisfying to play the acoustic and electric pianos and other instruments where increased polyphony is crucial. We’re making 32-voice mode available on the Prophet X, as well, so that all of our users will benefit.”

Sample content for the Prophet X series was created by sound developers 8Dio, known for pioneering “deep sampling.” Regarding the new instrument, 8Dio co-founder Troels Folmann said: “For us, it’s all about giving musicians the best tools to express themselves. The Prophet XL is a great enhancement of the original Prophet X concept because it gives artists more room to breathe. More keys and more voices means more room to explore and create.”

The 150 GB sample library in the Prophet XL and Prophet X includes numerous acoustic and electronic instruments as well as an extensive collection of ambient and cinematic effects. Users can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the synthesizer’s many sound-sculpting functions which include 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs, a deep modulation matrix, and other tools. The Prophet XL and Prophet X also provide 50 gigabytes of internal storage for importing additional samples. Support for user-created sample content is planned for December, 2018.

The Prophet XL will be available in November of 2018 with a MAP of $4,399.

About Sequential
Originally launched in 2002 as Dave Smith Instruments, Sequential is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5—the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

The company’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet Rev2, and the Tempest analog drum machine. Sequential is based in San Francisco, where its instruments are also manufactured. Visit

About 8Dio
Founded in 2011 by Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox, 8Dio is the leading independent developer of software instruments and the inventors of deep-sampling. Troels is an Academy Award, TEC/Mix Foundation, GANG and D3 award-winning composer and Ph.D scholar in music technologies. Tawnia is the CEO of 8Dio Productions and has had a long career as an executive in luxury brands.

8Dio has created an extensive, deep-sampled catalog of advanced instruments based on literally millions of samples. Notable titles include Majestica - the largest symphony orchestra ever sampled, Epic Taiko Ensembles, Titanic Choirs, Cinematic Scoring Tools, and over 250 other instruments. 8Dio products are used by high-profile artists, composers, and top music producers in all genres. They are featured in a majority of current blockbuster movies, independent films, video games, TV-shows, Broadway productions, and the professional sports industry. For more information, visit"

Click the pics for the full size shots.


Published on Oct 22, 2018 EverettDudgeon138

"I haven't uploaded a video in a while as I'm currently in pre production on a short film I'll be directing in November. I've been swamped in pre-production and trust me that's a great thing. I'm very fortunate to have met a wonderful producer in Toronto here who really is helping me get things going. I'm very fortunate and blessed to be surrounded by so many supportive and wonderful people.

Howard Shore's score for Videodrome is quite a unique score. What he did was he scored and recorded a real string orchestra and then re-sampled that recording into his Synclavier synthesizer. So the whole score has synthesized string recordings and authentic string recordings which fits the films plot perfectly.

I used the Prophet-X for this and approached it in a similar way. I used the beautiful string samples from 8Dio and layered them with the same strings but altered through frequency modulation and amplitude modulation. Lots of Bit and Hack used on the strings as well as some oscillators mixed in there as well. I think it turned out very well. Hope you enjoy! Long Live The New Flesh!!!"

The 6th Seal

Published on Oct 22, 2018 Audio Illustrator

Featuring the Haken Continuum.

"Audio illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Cinematic Orchestra are pleased to present "The 6th Seal"

This piece is based on Revelation Chapter 6.
Text from: Matthew 24:4-8, Luke 21:10,11, Luke 21:25-28, Revelation 6.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Newman"

Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 First Jam TECHNO!!!

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Alain Kalender

"Inspired by Tom Holkenburg and ofcource Hans Zimmer, damn you guy’s drive me to make so much more music!"

Psychedelic Eurorack Experiments #1 - Hexinverter Modular Dungeon Jams

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Hexinverter Électronique

"Some 142bpm psy experiments in the Hexinverter Électronique modular dungeon! Using Mutant Brain + Digitakt for modular control is a great combo!

Red Dragon is providing the punchy cutoff for the snappy bassline. The built in filter core overdrive is pushed to the max to get a good attack for some psy-like bass sounds! The morphing filter pole is slammed to 24dB/oct in this patch. Mutant BD9, Snare and Clap are used here, along with the Hot Glue."

Tonal Paintings by Parallel Worlds Released

Parallel Worlds' new release Tonal Paintings is now available here. The above is the 2nd track off of the release. Be sure to check out the rest. It's a great instrumental album, and a bit diverse. If you enjoyed Parallel Worlds recent Dystopia, you will enjoy this release. It is a bit more minimal, but delivers just as well. The album is reminiscent of a film score at times. You'll hear hints of John Carpenter and soundscapes that would be home in an X-Files soundtrack, however, everything is uniquely Parallel Worlds.

"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.

Parallel Worlds - Tonal Paintings LP (Lost In It Records)

Side A:
A1 - Tonal Painting 4
A2 - Utopia
A3 - Black Time
A4 - Tonal Painting 1

Side B
B1 - Sea Dream
B2 - A Dream Within A Dream
B3 - Tonal Painting 2
B4 - Evening Rain

Machines used:
Yamaha CS-01, CS-5, CS-15, Roland SH-101, Novation Bassstation rack, Korg Mono/poly, Roland JX-8P, Akai
AX-80, S-950, Korg Wavestation, 03R/W

All tracks written and produced by Bakis Sirros, in Wavemountain studio, Athens, Greece, between 1995 - 1997

Mastered by Andrea Merlini
Cover Design by LaCosta
Photography by Francesco Stella

2018 - Lost In It Records"

Sonic Scenarios: Make Noise Rene 2, Overview Pt. 1

Published on Oct 23, 2018 CTRL MOD

"Pt.1 of 2: Introduction and Overview of the Make Noise Rene 2 Cartesian Sequencer.

For more info on the Rene visit our site here:

Sonic Scenarios is a series of videos chronicling the features, designs and sounds of Eurorack format synthesizer modules with sound designer Mike Kiraly — Presented by Control.

Video by Sonic Scenarios for Control:

Control is a synthesizer brick/mortar and online shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY specializing in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

Studiologic Numa Compact 2X - Demo with Chris Martirano

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Numa Compact 2X BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano demonstrates the Studiologic Numa Compact 2X at Kraft Music.

The Studiologic Numa Compact 2 delivers powerful technology and controller capabilities in a lightweight, portable package with 88 semi-weighted keys. A wide variety of sounds, including acoustic and electric pianos, organs, synths, orchestral voices, and drum kits, are augmented by dual effects processors, string resonance, and stereo reverb. Ideal for stage and studio, built-in speakers make the Numa Compact 2 an excellent choice for the home as well.

Numa Compact 2x adds tone wheel organ and synth sections, with nine drawbar/slider controls for real-time, hands-on manipulation of organ and synth tones in addition to dedicated organ modulation and percussion effects buttons.

Get more for your money with exclusive Studiologic Numa Compact 2 and Numa Compact 2x bundles from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new stage 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!"

Time displacement

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Cray

Ego Plum Performing Raymond Scott’s “Hall of the Mountain Queen.”

Ego Plum Performing Raymond Scott's "Hall of the Mountain Queen." from Stan Warnow on Vimeo.

"Ego Plum with John Nobori playing Raymond Scott's electronic composition "Hall of the Mountain Queen" at Scottworks, The Raymond Scott Festival on September 8th, 2018"

And the original:

In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen

Published on Jan 18, 2015 Raymond Scott - Topic

"Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen · Raymond Scott

Manhattan Research, Inc.

℗ 1999 Basta Audio-Visuals

Released on: 2009-01-19

Auto-generated by YouTube."

Vult Basal: Overview

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video is a quick overview of Basal the new oscillator from Vult. Basal is an oscillator to create smooth and soft sounds."

Korg VC-10 Vintage Analog Vocoder Synth w/ Original Mic SN 160364

via this auction

Korg VC-10 (Serviced / Warranty / Original Mic)

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Split Eight SN 02539

via this auction

"Original wood cheeks have been refinished to show the wood grain. Factory presets are freshly loaded. All keys and buttons are present and working. There is a scar on the face through the -S- in Split-Eight, and the left wooden cheek has a dent at the top corner. I don't have a case or a manual for this item. This is a bi-timbral polyphonic synthesizer with eight voices and 2 audio buses. Though it has a single oscillator per voice the voices can can be doubled to create a four voice dual oscillator per voice synth or combined into unison (8 VCO monosynth leads.) This synth supports splitting voices across the keyboard to play a different voice/patch in 2 separate key regions."

SunVox on Palm TX

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Alexander Zolotov

"Making music with SunVox on an old pocket computer.
+ final playback from tape"

Marc's Polymoog 203a Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Oct 23, 2018 synthpro

"This video is for mark of his restored polymoog 203a Serial # 4129

I was very short on time when I made this video so not as detailed as others but did record directly.

Thanks for watching,

OP-1 10-14-18 (The Last of Summer)

Published on Oct 23, 2018 Red Means Recording

"Let's make a track on the OP-1 digital synthesizer."

OP-1 10-14-18 (The Last of Summer) [FINAL TRACK]

Stylophone GEN-X1 portable analog synth demo and review

Published on Oct 23, 2018 once upon a synth

"This is a demo/tutorial/review of the Dubreq Stylophone GEN-X1 which is a portable analog synth that you play with a little stylus. Is this just a toy or can it be a serious tool? Let's find out!"

Deepmind vs Juno 106 Part 2: Free patches - No talking

2nd video added here.

New Stepper Drums from Transistor Sound Labs // Synthfest 2018

Published on Oct 23, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the exciting new Stepper Drum from Transistor Sound Labs. Nina runs us through the module and some of features and just like their Stepper Acid sequencer the Stepper Drum looks amazing quick and responsive to performance and getting ideas down quickly. Ratchets, bursts, polymetric patterns, several channels, pattern chaining and a lot of other goodness too."

23 10 18 Scrotum Lab - Radio Music

Published on Oct 23, 2018 batchas

"Testing the new Radio Music v3.1. Playing here with the previous module versions.
Using the Buchla 243v to trigger the Radio Music modules and to switch some events.

Direct out. No external effects."


Published on Oct 23, 2018 paul tas

double DRUM module
with 4x CV
based on the atari punk consol
from, Forrest M. Mims from 1980 with the 555 timer chip or 556
from chiptune to crunsy bass sound
FAT and thin texture are inspired by NO DRUM!
from gijs gieskes very musical.
between the traditional drums 808 and stuff
also and ode to .nekojirugekijou. for cat soup Anime
made by tAt .hack by ERROR

these modules sound F..... fantastic

OP-Z electronic music school #ems

Published on Oct 23, 2018 teenageengineering

Teenage Engineering OP-Z tutorial videos. Note the OP-Z is capable of video/visual processing.

OP-Z introduction
OP-Z basic sequencing
OP-Z dmx lights
OP-Z 3D visuals
OP-Z photomatic

Patch n Tweak

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