MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Buchla USA Revisiting 100 Series in 2019?

This one spotted by Soviet Space Child.

Note the system in the background. Buchla started in the 1960s with the 100 series, followed by the 200 series in 1970. The new 200e from Don Buchla arrived in 2004. BEMI took over and re-released an updated version of the Buchla Music Easel and various systems and modules. BEMI then of course became Buchla USA. You can read a condensed history of Buchla on Wikipedia here.

Of course it could just be a Calandar.

It's worth noting, if you are into eurorack, Catalyst Audio currently makes a eurorack system based on the the Buchla 100 series.

Roland Juno 60 + Moog Minimoog + Roland TR707 That 80's Movie Sound Track

Published on Oct 25, 2018 synthartist69

"A match made in heaven. This is just another 80's sounding movie track i am playing for this video. The fabulous Roland Juno 60 mated with the amazing sounding Moog Minimoog and Roland TR707 drum machine. Does this song remind you of anything? Thanks for watching!"

Vintage Star Instruments SYNARE Percussion Synthesizer Model PS1 SN 0394

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM Synthesizer (OS version 1.20) SN OZO1211

via this auction

"The FS1R is an 8 operator FM synthesizer with a Formant Shaping Synthesis section, digital multimode filter, and built-in effects. These units are quite powerful boasting 4 part multitimbrality, 32 Voices polyphony or 16 voices with filters in use, 88 FM algorithms, and robust memory (536 Voices, 512 Performances, 96 Formant Sequences). Released in 1998, these are the only FM synth Yamaha offered after the DX series and before the Montage. It is capable of loading DX7 patches and going quite far beyond them as well."

Memorymoog Polyphonic Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2448

via this auction

Roland TR-8S VS TR-8

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"Roland has created a great drum machine with the TR-8. They also listened to user's feedback and came up with the TR-8S. What's the difference?
Together we will compare the 2 devices and listen to the TR-8S sounds."

Polyphonic Apollo I

Published on Oct 25, 2018 GS Music

"What's better than a GS Apollo I?
Of course! 4 Apollos connected in poly chain to make a 4 voice polyphonic synthesizer! With this feature it's possible to connect many Apollo I in order to get many voices. There is no limit!"

SYNTHFEST FRANCE -Set for June 7 - 9 2019 in Nantes France

An early announcement with plenty of time to plan your trip!  :)

The following is some info Google translated from French, from their site:

"The SynthFest France 2019 (6th edition) will be held in Nantes from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, 2019. As in past years, many exhibitors will be present. The SynthFest France welcomes more visitors over the years, 3 concerts are organized this year, as in 2018. Showcases during the day will also be programmed to allow everyone to come and see and listen to as much as possible. artists. Thank you to the already faithful public who makes the trip to Nantes every year and without whom the SynthFest would not exist, and welcome to the new ones. Come many!

SynthFest France takes on a new dimension this year with the participation of already loyal players, but also newcomers. Many novelties are coming up for 2019. For the first time a space dedicated to concerts and show-cases. Active participation of major brands such as Korg, Arturia, Yamaha and Roland. Showcases every day in the early morning and early afternoon. Three evenings concerts. Demonstrations during the three days. Private demonstrations, a Patch Work Music space to discover the artists of the label. A raffle, animations, and especially the access to all the machines to try them, to compare, to speak with the constructors, to meet famous actors of the French electronic music. All in this warm and unique setting that characterizes the convivial spirit of SynthFest France."

Some of the Synths Coming to SoundMiT Torino on November 3 & 4 - Next Weekend!

Some of the synths to be showcased at this years SoundMiT - International Sound Summit will include The River by Baloran, the Analog Fusion by Fingersonic, the new Moog One, the Schmidt, and a Yamaha showcase featuring the CS80 and DX1.

An announcement from SoundMiT follows:

Seaquence v1.2.0

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Seaquence

"What’s New in Version 1.2.0

Support for iOS 12
Support for landscape orientation
New stereo delay with independent free or quantized delay time per channel allowing for lush, spacial delay effects.
Notestep UI now allows any note division between 1 and 64
New setting to enable/disable spawning with random notes

Filter attack envelope tracks cutoff is maintained after hitting vertical bounds.
Removed in-app screen recorder in favor of the built-in iOS screen recording feature.
Updated various colors and icons
Added a link to the Seaquence subreddit /r/seaquence in the Settings panel
Verious bug fixes"

Demo :: Ensoniq DP4 FX on SH101 (Aphex Riff)

Published on Oct 25, 2018 SOLON Music

"Demo of Ensoniq DP4 FX presets on Roland SH101. Riff from 'Tha' by Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works 85-92). 10 presets demo'ed:


Roland Jupiter 8 AMAZING PADS!!! (no effects)

Published on Oct 25, 2018 synthartist69

"Amazing pads... the title says it all...."

Moog One: Factory Presets - Part 2

Part 2 added to this post.

WMD VOLT - Precision Voltage Source and Offset Generator

Published on Oct 25, 2018 WMDevices

"The WMD VOLT was originally designed as a testing and calibration tool for our quality control team as 1V/ Oct calibration requires a precision voltage source to ensure intonation across many octaves.

Need to calibrate an analog synth's oscillator, filter tracking, or anything else that requires a healthy 1V/octave signal? Try VOLT!

VOLT features a 14V range, dedicated buttons as well as gate inputs for up and down control. Use the gate inputs to turn VOLT into a simple octave sequencer. Add in front of your oscillator in the pitch CV path to add an octave switch to any oscillator.

Run up to 3 CVs through VOLT and offset the CV 1V at a time. All three ins and outs are controlled by the same offset.

Volt is a 4hp eurorack module for use with modular synthesizers, hardware synths, and more. VOLT requires a eurorack case and power supply."

And the official product description:

"The VOLT is a precision voltage source and offset generator for eurorack modular synthesizers.

With it’s 14V range (-7V to +7V), VOLT can be used to calibrate oscillators, filter tracking, or anything that needs a 1V/Oct calibration.

VOLT has two buttons. Push the top to increase the voltage by one volt. Push the bottom button to decrease the voltage by one volt. Push both buttons at once to reset the voltage back to a known value.

VOLT has 3 voltage inputs and 3 voltage outputs. The input signal is summed with the voltage source, generating offsets of 1V or 1 octave at a time. This means it can be used as a precision octave switch for oscillators that lack the functionality. Create variation in your sequences with a quick touch of a button.

VOLT’s octave buttons can also be switched via external gates, essentially making it an octave sequencer. One input causes it to go up, and the other causes it to go down. Two gates at once will reset the voltage back to your set value. Running basslines and melodies through volt to be sequenced up and down by octaves is a very effective and a fun way to work.


VOLT is extremely precise. An offset error of +-1mV and a gain error of 0.033% make VOLT the perfect tool for calibration.
14V range
3 in / 3 out precision adding
Gate inputs for sequence octaves with external CV
User set-able reset point for more control"

AtomoSynth is Back with the Asterion Full Analog Modular Synthesizer

Published on Oct 25, 2018 atomolab

"Hello world!! we are back!! this is the new Asterion full analog modular synthesizer!!"

Novation SL MKIII - First Forays - The first track ever created on the SL MKIII?

Published on Oct 25, 2018 -CALC-

"Here is an early video made pre-announcement of the SL MKIII being used in the -CALC- Studio back in Sept '18.

I think this is the first ever full track created on the device. It was made whilst the final firmware was still being cooked up by the geniuses at Novation Towers.

The track was made using a early, non-finished firmware and is using just one session of the 64 available. In fact this firmware was before we got automation and even sequencer part mutes.... I ended up using empty patterns as part mutes!!!

Longer sequencers than the 128 steps available on each part (NB - not just 16 steps internet land!) are achieved by dividing the clock speeds. eg The different Arp 2600 bass lines are across 2 patterns each with a quarter speed clock.

This is based on a hybrid set-up using a little bit of Ableton (Just 3 looped clips) and that wonderful and free Spitfire Audio Labs Soft Piano driven from the SL MKIII's powerful arpeggiator.

The SL is directly sequencing the ARP2600 from the CV gate outputs. MIDI is also sent to the Preen FM, Peak, Leploop and the Roland SP404 processed through the fantastic Oto Boum (was still learning how to use that little box at the time too!)

One thing the SL MK III does really well is open up great opportunities to use plug-ins from software but still keeping the focus, control and composition process directly on the SL Hardware. It really is a hub of the studio and joins all of these worlds perfectly together whilst still giving you an "instrument" to play.

Also having keys in front of you and your sequencer feels genuinely incredible!!!

Hope y'all like it


Soniccouture Releases Nyckelharpas: Scandinavian Keyed Strings

Published on Oct 19, 2018 Soniccouture

"Swedish keyed string instruments, sampled in depth by Soniccouture."

Available at

Kontakt Player NKS Virtual Instrument
€129 | $139

Viola & Cello models

Bowed & Pizzicato With Anti-Repeat

2 mic channels: Close, Room

Key noise + sympathetic resonance 7GB Library | Kontakt Player compatible

Familiar yet somehow different, the sound of the Nyckelharpa walks a delicate line. Ancient and totally modern. The nyckelharpa has its roots back in the middle ages. Literally translated the name means keyed-fiddle in Swedish. The pitch of the notes is altered by pressing a wooden key, which frets the string.

Featuring viola + cello tuned nyckelharpas, Soniccoutures' modelling dismantles the sound of this fascinating instrument, and rebuilds it with detailed user control over every element.

Until 26th November you can get 30% off Nyckelharpas at the Soniccouture Website

SoundsDivine 'Weird Science' Sample Library

Published on Oct 25, 2018 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the samples from the 'Weird Science' sample library."

Hawaiian Yurt Music - OUT NOW!!! #TTNM

Published on Oct 25, 2018

"Listen to authentic Hawaiian Yurt Music, the latest Hawaiian electronic music sensation by The Tuesday Night Machines, released on Strategic Tape Reserve:

"From the beautiful Islands of Hawaii, ambient soundscapes and instrument recordings are woven together. The resulting “Hawaiian Yurt Music” offers a life-like rendition of the moods and auditory sensations which unsuspecting visitors from abroad might encounter during their stay in the Aloha State.

released October 25, 2018

Created by The Tuesday Night Machines in the Korg Gadget iOS app, using entirely Hawaiian sound samples, recorded locally with an iPhone microphone. Mastered in Final Touch."

TEST SERIES The Harvestman Hertz Donut V1 Eurorack with Earthquaker Devices Guitar Pedals

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Harvestman Hertz Donut V1 Eurorack.
Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport, Rainbow Machine, Data Corrupter, Bit Commander, and Organizer guitar pedals.

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"

The Hunting of the Gathering (Akai Tom Cat & Timbre Wolf, Kawai K1m thru Moog MF Delay)

Published on Oct 25, 2018 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-

They have gathered, only to be hunted. This jam features TWO different recorded parts! The first features the Akai Tom Cat & Timbre Wolf providing some doom-y beats & basslines while the second has the Kawai K1m thru the Moog Minifooger Delay. Both tracks were recorded & edited in Logic with some compression, EQ and two different reverb sends. I normally edit my video in an older version of iMovie, but for the video effects I needed I had to use the newest version. Unfortunately, this version of iMovie has a glitch were the video & audio fall out of sync with each other. Maybe Apple will fix this one day. Until then, have a Happy Halloween!" - Halloween 2018

Published on Oct 25, 2018 TheEndorphines

"October was warm and cozy but it’s going to the end. Prepare yourself for some cold November waves and dark times which you will be speding in the studio with the and new upcoming Darkwaves firmware for #blck_noir and #grandterminal. And of course, something even more darker is waiting for you this autumn."

Music by Principal Uno

Vintage Roland TR 808 PERFECT CONDITION with Original Box and User Manuals

via this auction

Note, the seller also has a JX-3P w/ PG-800 listed here for those interested.

Cyndustries Modcan A Benares Programmer - Serge Tcherepnin

via this auction

"The original idea of this programmer was published in Synapse magazine a few decades ago by Serge Tchrepnin himself, under the alias of Mr. Arpad Benares.

This is a realization of the programmer in Modcan A format. It is very similar to the Serge programmer and a very unique module of many different applications from four part harmony to complete madness."

You can find additional info on the Benares Programmer posted here back in 2008.

Korg DELTA DL-50 Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Hard Case & Panels SN 287947

via this auction

Future Retro 512 Touch Keyboard - Gold & Purple

via this auction

"Want to turn your Shared System into a Buchla Music Easel? Here's just the thing! Excellent condition, wonderful syncable arpeggiator... You will love the flexible control this offers you for controlling your modular in all kids of exciting ways."

MOOG Liberation vintage 1980s Keytar Analog Synthesizer w/ external interface SN 1722 & R1664

via this auction

"MOOG Liberation Keytar Synthesizer with external interface / power supply and 6 pin connection cable, strap, and the anvil case (NOT the original case). All functions and keys work, only the Glide control knob is missing."

Moog Sub Phatty Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Dust Cover

via this auction

Vintage ROLAND MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rack Synthesizer Rev 5

via this auction

Roland MKS 80 Editor Controller - VST and Standalone

Published on Oct 25, 2018 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90
The "MKS-80 Editor" is the controller for the Roland Synth "MKS-80".

- It is perfect to integrate the "MKS-80" into your DAW.

- It makes the sound design easier, because you have direct access to all parameters.

- The „MKS-80" Parameters can be automated, and they can be stored with your Project.

- You can safe your new sound on the "MKS-80" Synth and the editor settings as VST Presets (..fxp) in the DAW.

- With the X-Y-Pads any Parameter can be selected and controlled.

- It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone."

Physical 3D Audio Wavetable & The Sound of the Moon

Physical 3D Audio Wavetable from a guy called tom on Vimeo.

"An experiment of scanning a 3D printed physical wavetable for wavetable synthesis. A line-laser is used to scan the waveform via the camera on an iphone. Sound synthesis is written in openframeworks using the tonic audio library."

The sound of the moon from a guy called tom on Vimeo.

This is how the moon sounds - an experiment of using a camera image for wavetable audio synthesis. The image is interpreted as a heightmap and used to synthesize a waveform using openframeworks / tonic audio.

Erica Synths case with modules unboxing

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Dziam Bass

"After yesterday's delivery of great items from the 40% off and all day assembly of modules, of course we have unbonxing. We love to make such films so you can do something about us and look at Erica Synths shop and sell them because it really pays off.
The important info is that these modules will not be produced again and for the last part of the stock will never come back, that's why I emphasize this fact so much because I have these products in hand and are really great.
High performance and mega utility are certainly pluses.
in the movie itself I based music only on these modules and on PICO System II also from Erica Synths.
Very nice Tube Fusion Mixer added a little character here which nice to give a darker sound for the sum.
Also the melody is used for PICO VCO and PICO QUANT-Quantizer and the added space effect of Black Hole DSP-is a great module with 16 effects each with two control parameters, plus dry / wet. This is just a small part of what you can do with it, you can look at the offer of Erica Synths who has a huge amount of other fantastic modules.
Only the imagination can limit you, we do not allow it."

Roland Juno 60 vs Roland Jupiter 8 THE BASS BATTLE!!!

Published on Oct 25, 2018 synthartist69

"Both synthesizers do a good job at producing a warm and colorful bass. To me, it seems that the JP8 excels in clarity but the Juno 60 excels in color, that is with the chorus effect engaged."

Mutable Instruments Marbles - VCV Rack Tutorial

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Omri Cohen

"Marbles, AKA Random Sampler, is a great source for random gates and cv, adding lots of movement and uncertainty to your patches, but also has the ability, just like the Turing Machine, to repeat a certain sequence, while slowly introducing new material or processing the information it already has, giving an organic feel to the sound. In this video, I go through all its different features, demonstrating its functions with patches built from scratch. I start with the T section, the Gates Generator, I then move on to the X section, the S&H, then I go quickly through the Deja Vu section, and finally I take a closer look at how to use Marbles with external voltages, also at audio rate, and also how to use Marbles as an oscillator. Here are all the different patches -

Here are some Timestamps to different parts of the video:

Intro - 00:39
The T section (gates generator) - 03:29
The X section (sample and hold) - 15:34
The Deja Vu section - 31:49

Using Marbles with external voltages
Control Voltage - 36:53
Audio-Rate signals - 39:42

Using Marbles as an oscillator - 42:10"

MOOG GRANDMOTHER PATCHES : Juste du son / just sound / demo

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Les Sondiers

New Shakmat SumDif Eurorack Module

Shakmat SumDif — Demo Published on Oct 25, 2018 Shakmat Modular

"A quick tour of the Shakmat SumDif 2hp module."

"SumDif is a dual adder/differentiator module capable of handling both CV and audio signals. If you send a 3V signal at the A input and a 1V signal at the B input, then the A+B will output 4V while A-B will output 2V. Numerous applications, like unity mixing, buffering and inverting, can be achieved; you can also experiment with Mid/Side audio processing ! The SumDif has a precision signal path and can process V/oct signals perfectly. The two jumpers on the back side allow to reduce the A+B and A-B outputs gain by 6dB.


• Dual 2 inputs adder/differentiator for CV or audio (For example if the first input is 3v and the second output is 1v, sum output provides 4v and dif output 2v)

• Each section can be used as as a 2:1 unity mixer, a 1:2 buffered multiple or a signal inverter.

• Mid Side processing application

• Optional -6dB gain for the first section

• 15 mA +12V / 15 mA -12v

• Skiff friendly (29mm deep)

• 2 HP Wide"

Teenage Engineering OPZ Review | How It Feels, Physical Parts and Build Quality

Published on Oct 25, 2018 NomNomChomsky

"This is a review of the Teenage Engineering Op-Z, where I only check out the physical parts and build quality of this little wonder of a synth/sampler.
I talk about how the OPZ actually feels.😜

This is NOT a review of functions, what it can or cannot do, or how to use the Op-Z."

BOSS Dimension C DC-2w // Roland JU-06

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Having the BOSS Dimension C DC-2w for one day, I thought to give you a small preview of what this pedal can do to a synth.
Share your opinion with me by commenting to this video.
First, I’m demoing a little bit the internal chorus of the Roland JU-06 and the raw sound, and from 1:17, Dimension C enters in action.

My favourite mode is the SDD-320 and its variations.
In the end I'm adding a little Neunaber Slate delay (10:10).

More patches and sounds on:
#BossDimensionC #BossDC2w #RolandJU06

Gotharman's LD3: String Sequence Morph

Published on Oct 25, 2018 gotharman

"Strings, bass, beats and sequencer morph.
Everything you hear is LD3. Only the built-in digital filters were used. No effects, neither internal or external were used.
The drums are some of the included samplings. These were sampled from PolySpaze.
This preset will be included in the final LD3 preset bank."

Patch & Tweak Interview with Kim Bjørn

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Ask.Audio

"Whether you're just becoming interested in modular synths or an experienced veteran the new book by Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer, Patch & Tweak, is an interesting read! We interview Kim at Elevator Sounds in Bristol, UK about the making of this unique book."

A non-guided tour of Synthfest 2018

Published on Oct 25, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's a walk around of Synthfest 2018 aiming to give you a bit of a flavour for the event."

BARK_SCALE - Arp (studio performance)

Published on Oct 25, 2018 Ptraad2

"Performed live in the studio with modular and other synths"

Make Noise 0-Coast & Eventide Space

Published on Oct 25, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

TETRIS テトリス (1989) - GAMEBOY REMIX [LukHash] - GB + C64 + PO28

Published on Oct 25, 2018 LukHash

"Remix of one of the most recognizable tracks in gaming history. 'Type A' theme from 1989 Nintendo GameBoy version of 'Tetris' by Hirokazu Tanaka, originally based on 'Korobeiniki', a nineteenth-century Russian folk song.

If you enjoy it you may like my music too and support future releases by purchasing my albums from"

Roland Jupiter 8 vs Roland Juno 60 Strings Battle!!!

Published on Oct 25, 2018 synthartist69

"The battle of The Strings has arrived. A long awaited battle between two of my favorite synthesizers, the Roland Jupiter 8 and Juno 60. At around 3 min in I add delay and then pull it back out around the 5 min mark. It comes back again later on in the demo. Honestly, I really didn't need to add any effect at all but i wanted to demonstrate these strings with and without. Which synthesizer wins this battle? Will it be the warmth of the Jupiter 8 or the colored chorus of the amazing Juno 60? Both synthesizers have things that the other cannot do, but both synthesizers are amazing."

AMS DMX15-80S and Roland JD-990 - October 2018

Published on Oct 24, 2018 SynthMania

"Roland JD-990 synth module through AMS DMX15-80S delay"

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