MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Open Source Modular Additive Polyphonic Software Synthesizer

A new open source modular additive polyphonic software synthesizer by Sean Luke.

"It's called Flow, and we've been working on it at George Mason University for a year or so. Download it at It's still got some wires hanging out here and there, and could use some polishing and improvement, but it's ready to go.

Flow is a fully modular polyphonic additive synthesizer. It supports up to 16 voices, up to 256 partials, and has about 50 modules right now. It also supports macro modules: you can save patches and load them as modules to be used in later patches (including parameterizing them). It comes with an extensive manual too. And it supports MPE.

Flow is useful as a music synthesizer and as a teaching and research tool. As you might suspect this is computationally expensive: it's a standalone, not a VST, and with typically about 30 threads running it'll keep your computer nice and warm. :-) Typically uses about 2.5 cores on my Macbook.

Flow is meant to be easy to extend with new modules of your own design: and indeed the back half of the manual is dedicated to software developer walk-throughs.

The software runs on MacOS, Linux, and Windows.

Flow Version 0 is in prerelease, meaning that changes we make are likely to not be backward compatible and could well break your patches (we'll try not to). But try it out, let me know what you think. Write some patches! Design some new modules! We'd love some feedback and contribution."

DEATH ANGELS// Juno-106, System-8, TR-8

Published on Nov 4, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Found some mushrooms today"

Glitchy Minimal Modular Techno Jam featuring Roland SYSTEM 500

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Honeysmack

"Glitchy Minimal Modular Techno jam - single take featuring full suite of Roland SYSTEM 500 modules.

Main sequencer is the Intellijel Metropolis. Including drums from Roland TR-09 and TR-08. Additional help from Launch Codes and Basimilus Iteritas Alter along with other bits and pieces.

No computers were harmed making this jam."

Bryan Day Rotowhiskers [Episode 90]

Published on Nov 4, 2018 CatSynth TV

"A demo of the Rotowhisker, a new creation by musical-instrument inventor Bryan Day. This is Day's first instrument that is available for purchase.

You can find out more about Bryan Day and his instruments at If you are interested in finding out about purchasing a Rotowhisker, please use the Contact button.

"Bryan Day is a improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. His work involves combining elements of the natural and man-made world using field recordings, custom audio generation software and homemade instruments. Day’s work explores the parallels between the patterns and systems in nature to those in contemporary society."

For more experimental music and instruments, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Novation Circuit & Launch Control XL - Techno Roulette no13 (KUSH)

Published on Nov 4, 2018 KUSH

"#dawless #novationcircuit #Technoroulette #deeptechno #novationlaunchcontrolxl
Novation Launch Control XL controller template Novation Circuit
Deep live jam"

Roland Juno-106

via this auction

Metasonix KV-100 Assblaster with Custom Enclosure KV100-95

via this auction

"Ok, ok. The name is juvenile and it's graphics are ... controversial. But it's sound is unique. It's character is unmistakable. This is a product that genuinely lives up to, and surpasses, it's hype.

This machine is not for the feint of heart. It's unruly and unpredictable. You can simply use it as a subtle processor for the buttery cream of the filter stage and plug an expression pedal or CV source in to sweep it (or let the envelop follower do the sweeping for you). But the 'Blaster shines when you unleash the tone generating noise oscillators and let 'er rip. It never sounds the same twice which is glorious.

This particular unit also has a custom flamed maple box. The original units came housed in a plastic lunchbox. I had previously cut the lid off of said lunchbox to create more space on my table top. But being a finish carpenter by trade I eventually built a box deserving of the electronics and finished it with three coats of clear satin polyurethane. The bottom of the new box has vent holes drilled to allow for air cooling, as recommended by the manufacturer Eric Barbour. I've used this unit lightly in my non smoking home studio. It's serial #95 and I believe only 100 total were ever made. Soon it will undoubtedly achieve collector's item status."

Technosaurus Microcon

via this auction

"The Microcon is a modern-day little analog monophonic synthesizer module emulating the simple design and sound of classic Roland TB-303 andSH-101 synths. They are made by Technosaurus, a Swiss company best known for their high-end Selector modular synths. It is hand made using the same discrete circuits found in its bigger brothers.

Laid out like a 1970s monosynth, the control panel offers six sections.The VCO is, as always, the first element in the main signal path, andin use proves to be remarkably stable. Furthermore, the discrete circuitry employed should prove to be future proof, unlike synths based on Curtis chips. There are four VCO controls and likethe TB303, the Microcon offers just square and sawtooth waveforms. However, unlike its Roland forebear, it also offers a sub octavesquare wave that you can mix with the standard VCO signal in anyamount from 0 100 percent. There is also a transpose switch ( 2octaves), and LFO driven pitch modulation.

Dreadbox Kappa Analogue Sequencer LFO Modulation Pedal Boxed

via this auction

"Fully analogue sequencer modulation pedal from this Greek synth manufacturer."

Dreadbox Lamda 2 4-Pole Analogue Filter Modulation Pedal

via this auction

Moog One, Grandmother, System 55 and Digitakt - Second tune

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Ehsan Gelsi

Handmade Sequencer

Published on Nov 4, 2018 lo fidgerald

"I used IC4017 , piano toy , 2 x 555 , 8x photoresistors , 8 x white diode , 1 x green diode , 1 x blue diode , 8 x switch , 2 x jack socket , 2 x 10k potentiometer , 1 x 10k resistor , 5 various capacitors"

Bass Station 2 UPDATE - almost like having a NEW synthesizer!

Published on Nov 4, 2018 BoBeats

"In todays video I go over the new update for the BASS STATION 2 from Novation. If you want to watch more videos about this update go to NovationTV on Youtube" [posted here]

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Rava Yamana - The Ultimate VST-Synthesizer Midi Controller?

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Rava

"The Ultimate USB VST-Synthesizer Midi Controller called the 'Rava - Yamana'
Available as a (230€) DIY Kit and in a limited number ready to use. Check out the Indigogo capaign:"

"The Rava Yamana - A USB midi controller specifically made for VST-Synthesizers.
While most midi controllers are either designed in a one for all or mixer specific design, this midi controller is for VST-Synthesizers. It is aimed to allow the user to design sounds with analog-style VST-Synthesizers as close to hardware as possible.

DIY-Kit and limited number Ready-to-use devices
60 Knobs!
Analog Synth Style Front Panel helps you to build muscle-memory
Less screen, more sound
USB, class compliant, no drivers for Windows, Linux and Mac
Bus powered
Configurable via WebInterface - (if needed)
Easy to build
Based on Open Deck by Shantea Controls (included)
What We Need & What You Get
You get:

A DIY Kit with all necessary components
Complicated electronics are assembled (Open Deck Controller Board)
Step by Step Build Description Videos
VST-Synthesizer specific presets for the Rava Yamana downloads via website
Support Forum
Whats up to you:

200 Kits/pieces have to be sold to achieve this price. Share, share, share!
Soldering rotary encoders, potentiometers and connectors
Screwing stuff together, putting on knobs.
Sanding and oiling the wooden side pieces.
You need solder, a soldering iron and a variety of screw drivers.
No warranty, but our and community support on the build.

The Price
To make one controller costs about 500$. Only at a scale of 200 pieces can we lower the price to about half that. We would love to offer it even cheaper, but it is not possible without significant loss of quality. So many rotary knobs and encoders have their price, as well as the front panel, the circuit board etc. Nevertheless at about 4E per knob of this controller, it is not more expensive than other midi controllers..."

Fixed Filter Bank Q127 Demo

Published on Nov 4, 2018

"This is a demo with the Fixed Filter Bank Q127 from Please use quality speakers or headphones to hear all details. At the begining and end is a little of my music."

Intellijel Planar2 jam session #intellijel #planar2 #eurorack

Published on Nov 3, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

A couple of weeks ago I finally received one of the long awaited modular for my control rack, the intellijel Planar2. This helps to almost complete the controller section that I have been planning for some time.

In this video i wanted to do a quick and simple patch, using only the planar2 as controller.. but after some noodling the MI Ears also got to play a simple part during the test.

Modulation patch notes:

- Planar X output to MI Braids Timbre IN
- Planar Y output to MI Braids Color IN
- Planar A Axis out to MI Ripples FREQ IN
- Planar B Axis out to to intellijel uVCF FM1 (freq) IN
- Planar C Axis out to MI Rings Damping IN
- Planar D Axis out to MI Rings Structure IN
- MI ears envelope out to Rings Strum IN

Sensititivy on MI Ears is half way through the video set to max so when tapping the Planar2 it triggers the strum input on MI Rings through the ENV out.

Audio patch notes:

- MI braids OUT -- Ripples LP4 -- uCVF HPF -- Quadratt mixer
- MI rings OUT ( odd ) -- Quadratt mixer
- Quadratt Mixer out -- Strymon ICE delay -- EQD transmisser
- 2 track recorder

Rack on modulargrid:

I hope you can enjoy this little demo jam session :)

128 NEW microKorg patches

Published on Nov 3, 2018 cuckoomusic

"Time to update that microKorg with 128 brand new 16th anniversary Cuckoo sounds! Get the sounds on my online store:

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Support me here:"

KORG Mono/Poly - First Contact (no talking)

Published on Nov 3, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

"Here is my first hands-on play with the Korg Mono/Poly. Such an amazing synth in so many ways, it has some really cool features and of course is a classic vintage 100% analogue synth.

You can listen to the track on soundcloud here:

The synth arrived two weeks ago but this is my first chance to play it. Unfortunately it has some issues with the keyboard so I will be shipping it back very shortly for repair. Such a shame, hope to have it back in my studio before Christmas :("

The ARP 2600 In Action

Published on Oct 30, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Here's the ultra famous ARP 2600 by Arp Instruments Inc.! To get the sound of our great synthesizers on your music get our Remix & Production package:"

KORG 900 PS 1975

via this auction

ARP Pro Soloist 1972 black with wood ends

via this auction

"Instrument in very good condition given its age, electronically and cosmetically. 99% original and 100%functional. 99% original because 1: I replaced the original, worn cinch of the high output with a heavy duty, good quality jack and 2: one screw holding the score rest metal piece is not original. Slight wear on the graphics around the volume slider. No further comment needed: the pictures speak for themselves."

Sequential Circuits Pro One - J-Wire Model SN 5801

via this auction

Acidlab Bassline 3

via this auction

"Bassline 3 TB-303 clone from Acidlab in Germany. Perfect 303 sound and the sequencer is very intuitive. Easy tap and step edit modes on the sequencer and very intuitive pattern chaining for live use. Also has a copy/paste function so you can easily create variation patterns to chain together with the sequence keys. You can also send CV, gate, and accent out to other gear, eg modular of vintage synth. And it sends DinSync!"

Abstract Data Synthesizer Box 2009 Red

via this auction

"Analog synth & sound effects generator

Whether you're a musician, producer, sound designer or DJ - all the best of analog fatness & warmth can now be yours. At the heart of Synthex is a true Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with Square & Triangle Waveforms - but that really is just the start.

Two audio inputs for massive Hard Sync & FM effects, dedicated control of Mix and Levels, signal path reconfiguration at the flick of a switch and a world of pure analog bliss.

Bored of lame, thin-sounding soft synths? Need a sound that is truly your own? Synthex is your synth."

Video at the listing previously posted here.

Critter & Guitari Septavox

via this auction

EMS Synthi VCS3 The Putney Synthesizer w/ DK1 Keyboard SN 1038X

via this auction

Creamware Minimax ASB Polyphonic Moog Minimoog Model D VA Clone SN 6K22Y0L02

via this auction


Published on Nov 3, 2018 VDOKID1 Productions
Re-Published Sep 4, 2020 VDOKID1 Productions


Erik Satie - Gnossiennes No 1 - Classical on Synth - Yamaha Cs2x via midi

Published on Nov 4, 2018 ChrisLody

"Erik Satie - Gnossiennes No 1 played on a custom Yamaha Cs2x patch, reverb via TC Electronics M30 plugin.

I’ve been sharpening up my sight reading skills so I can learn things like this more quickly. I’ve been playing this for about 2 weeks so I guess it’s working :)"

ST Modular - Random Noise with KAS

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Stefan Tretau

"This is not supposed to be musical whatsoever ;-)"

MFB OSC-03 Tripple Oscillator - A Useful Sequence

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Organzoner

"CV's to all three oscillators to transpose chords from MFB OSC-3
an exoteric approach with fx and filters"

Analog Studio Electro Jam

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Peter Maas

"Creating some electro using the roland family (TR-606, TR-808, MC202, Juno 106, Jupiter 4) augmented with Buchla Easel and Elektron Digitakt. Computer purely used for recoding the end result."

Moog One (8v) Sound Check3 (Rec : iPhone7 + Line6 Sonic Port)

Published on Nov 3, 2018 TinySymphony

Rec : iPhone7 + Line6 Sonic Port

Bucha with H9 converted to 2H9 with Easel

Published on Nov 3, 2018 therudyrude

"1 4 1 5 4 1 and repeat. The 2H9 provides a fun distortion on somewhat boring sounding sequence."

Memorymoog & Bad Stone

Published on Nov 3, 2018 SynthMania

"Moog Memorymoog through Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone"

Sounds like the One!

Portage (Korg Prologue)

Published on Jul 23, 2018 SineRider

"Simple drone for the Korg Prologue 8"

Patch n Tweak

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