MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lancinantes Drone Synthesizer

This one was sent my way via Atomic Shadow. You can find it at Inear Display.

"Lancinantes is a drone synthesizer plugin : having no amplitude control envelope its oscillators are freely running, generating a constant sound. Three special additive oscillators are layered, allowing the creation of chords that can be conformed to a melodic scale.

The oscillators are built around harmonic combinations where each partial has a random amplitude modulation applied to create perpetual subtle variations. New sets of harmonics can manually be regenerated at will.

A mixer section allows you to adjust individual oscillators levels as well as the amplitudes of a sub oscillator and a white noise generator. The mixer output then goes through a resonant filter, an overdrive, a delay, and a reverb to further shape the sound.

Most of the settings can be set to random values thanks to a versatile randomizer section.

Of course, the real fun starts when you automate the controls and run Lancinantes through your favorite effects...

Available as VST and Audio Unit for Mac OS and Windows (32 and 64 bit)."

Behringer Neutron Nucleus of BASS Analog Modular Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Nov 12, 2018 SynthgodXXX

Behringer Neutron Nucleus of BASS
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **TURN IT UP!!**
**Clips a bit so watch your ears & speakers!!**

Behringer Neutron right out of the box, no patching.
Here I spend a bit of time tweaking the Neutron making
SUB Bass, Leads, Drones, Noise & weird special effects.
I am controlling the Behringer Neutron with my trusty
customized Roland JX-305 groovesynth. Very nice!

Need any synthesizer .WAV samples for your next track
and you wanna save a TON of $$?

Roland D-50 ambient pads Nov 12, 2018

Published on Nov 12, 2018 SynthMania

My 'favorite' synth
Green: 0:07
Yellow: 1:53
Blue: 3:22
Red: 5:11

Oberheim Matrix-1000 (1987) Part 1

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Nacho Marty Meyer

"no extra effects or processes were used"

YM3812 V3 Eurorack Front Panel Explanation and Demo

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"In this video we go though the major functions and layout of the YM3812 V3. Explaining how the patch points interact with the knobs and switches"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with JÖRGEN BOOTS

You can find an interview on Sequential's website here.

"Jörgen Boots is a Dutch composer, pianist, and synthesist who started out on the organ at the age of 10. Getting into all kinds of music, he began playing in several bands and projects, not only on the organ, but also on piano, synthesizers, guitar, and bass.

Nowadays he is back to the basics composing minimalist piano songs, finding inspiration from composers such as Ludovico Einaudi and Phillip Glass. Though Jörgen’s music evokes a minimalist aesthetic, he sometimes flavors it with modern technology such as synthesizers and loopers. The Prophet Rev2 has taken an important role in writing and performing his music.

We chatted with Jörgen on how he’s using the Rev2"

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Serge Tcherepnin joins Random*Source as Chief Innovation Officer

Serge Tcherepnin has joined eurorack manufacturer Random*Source as Chief Innovation Officer. The official announcement follows:

"Serge (himself!) is back

Synth legend Serge Tcherepnin joins Random*Source as Chief Innovation Officer

Frankfurt, 13 November 2018. Serge Tcherepnin, the inventor of the legendary Serge Modular synthesizer system and, like Don Buchla, one of the founders of what became famous as the 'Westcoast approach', has joined the Random*Source team as Chief Innovation Officer with a focus on developing the 5th generation of the Serge modular synthesizer system.

Serge Tcherepnin is an American composer, musician and electronic mastermind of Russian and Chinese descent who grew up in France and in Chicago. His first teachers in music include his father, Alexander Tcherepnin, Nadia Boulanger, Quincy Jones. He fast joined the musical avant-garde at Harvard, studying with Pierre Boulez and meeting Henry Flynt and other FLUXUS musicians, and some of the ONCE FESTIVAL group of composers, among which Gordon Mumma whose electronics were an early influence. Returning to Europe, he worked at the Studio di Fonologia in Milan and the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop where he became friends with Delia Derbyshire, while giving concerts with Irmin Schmidt, Jon Hassel, Katerina Krimsky, in Germany. Now back in the USA, he became known for designing unusual electronic devices for musicians like his brother, Ivan Tcherepnin, Maryanne Amacher, Mort Subotnick, Charlemagne Palestine, Kevin Braheny and Malcom Cecil. In '70 he joined the music faculty at Cal-Arts with the express goal of researching the uses of electronics for music. It's there he developed the idea and design of the first “Serge” modules and started his company, Serge Modular Music Systems, in Hollywood, in 1975.

Joining the R*S team will allow Serge to lead the development of a number of new and previously unreleased Serge ideas and designs. As Serge states: “I’m excited to work even more closely with Ralf and the Random*Source team as we share the tech savviness, obsession with quality and constant urge to push limits further. The main goal is to expand the range of modules and sub-modules that lend themselves to being 'patch-programmed" in unusual and unforeseen ways, thus to add to and expand musicians' studio synthesizers way past standard synth configurations. I’d like to see the Serge system to grow wide and large, modules all talking to each other, whether they originated in my Hollywood lair in '75, or in the '80s on Haight Street, or now, coming from Random*Source.'

About Random*Source
Random*Source is a project founded by Ralf Hoffmann near Frankfurt, Germany, with a mission to carry on and further develop and extend the work of synth pioneers Serge Tcherepnin and Jürgen Haible. Since 2015 Random*Source has been working in close cooperation with Serge on a new generation of the Serge system. Using high-end parts and components, SMD technology and modern production methods allowed to improve audio performance significantly and develop more compact, slimmer modules and systems. Together with Serge, Random*Source also faithfully translated the Serge range from its original (“4U”) format to the eurorack format – using identical circuits and sticking strictly to the unique user interface of the Serge system, the “Serge grid”. Latest offspring of that collaboration is the New Ring modulator which Serge designed for Random*Source in 2017."

Sub Phatty: Sound Design Tips & Tricks

Streamed live 2 hours ago Moog Music Inc

Starts at 5:20.

"On this live stream we explore sound design possibilities with the Sub Phatty with Moog Instrument Specialists Nate Marino and Steve Maass as they build a track from scratch."

Nord Sample Library - Choir, Bass and Synth

4 ways of using Symphonic Choirs on the Nord Stage 3 Published on Nov 12, 2018 NordKeyboards

"Check out Nord Product Specialist Staffan Lindroth demonstrating four different ways of using our brand new Symphonic Choirs by morphing and layering the sounds on the Nord Stage 3. The Symphonic Choirs are available for free download at!

Download and listen to all samples here:
Nord Sample Library 3.0 (only Stage 3, Piano 4, Electro 6):

Nord Sample Library 2.0 (Stage/EX/2/2EX, Piano/2/3, Electro/2/3/4/5, Nord Wave):"

One Small Synth, Ep. 11: Korg Monotron (modified)

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"This is the eleventh installment in a micro-series diving deep into my collection of minuscule synthesizers and samplers. Each episode will explore one little noise machine.

0:00 Monotron Solo

1:33 Modification information followed by demonstration.

This is a special episode: I will be talking about the modifications of my Korg Monotron and showing the new abilities that the mods have added. I’ve added control voltage and gate jacks that are wired to the existing solder pads that Korg left open for modification.

The Korg Monotron is a great little synth that excels in weird cat sounds and screaming theremin-like solos! It sounds quite powerful for something so tiny. This was the first Monotron that Korg made. It has a single oscillator, one sawtooth LFO (can modulate the pitch or the filter cutoff) and a gritty filter with cutoff and resonance control. The ribbon controller spans slightly more than one octave, and allows for precise pitch control.

Let me know if there’s a particular synth you’d like to hear, and I’ll add it to the short list for future episodes. Enjoy!"

REPLICANT. Walforf Quantum

Published on Nov 12, 2018 CO5MA

"'one finger soundtrack' :)

Just one note and some manual modulations/volume settings
I used 2 layers, 6 oscillators, 2 analog filter settings

Live recording. Everything comes from the Waldorf Quantum. No external FX, no external sounds.

The Waldorf Quantum is such an amazing beast.... I'm totally in love and in phase with it! I hope you'll enjoy REPLICANT!

#waldorf #quantum #soundtrack"


Published on Nov 12, 2018 ANDREW HUANG

Dubreq Stylophone 350S w/ Original Box & Materials

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander 6 Voice analog synthesizer

via this auction

ELKA Synthex 1981-1985 SN 1239

via this auction

"The Synthex was conceived and developed by independent Italian designer Mario Maggi, who then gained the financial backing of the company of Italy, who produced the synthesizer from 1981 to 1985. Elka, a company more noted for its organs, had previously introduced their Rhapsody 490, 610 string machine, the monophonic Solist 505 and the big combo organ/synth X-705. A total of 1850 units were produced. Today is a highly sought-after instrument which recently reached quotations around 8.000 UKP. It was succeeded by the Elka EK-22 (based on the CEM3396 chip which was also featured in e.g. Oberheim's Matrix line of synthesizers) and the Elka EK-44 (based on Yamaha's 4-OP FM).

Elka SynthexGeneralmusic (GEM,LEM,ELKA)Dates1981-1985
Technical specifications842 memory40+40 locationsChorus, Ring ModulationInput/output61-keyLeft-hand controlJoystickExternal controlCustom interface / MIDI (late models)
Foot switches (Advance, Glide, Hold, Release)"

Solina String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Very rare String Synth by Solina
Only 100made!

Sold after full service, with warranty/invoice"

Roland Jupiter 6 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fabulous vintage polyphonic synthesizer from the 1980s, the Roland Jupiter 6 is an incredible analog instrument. All of the Jupiters have a sound that was unlike any other synthesizer and the Jupiter 6 is no exception. This sound is due in part to classic analog Roland technology in its filters, modulation capabilities and a thick cluster of 12 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. Easy and intuitive programming via front panel sliders, knobs and buttons for all your tweaking needs. 61 key keyboard.

This Jupiter 6 is in excellent condition, fully functional and plays great. It has all slider caps. It includes photocopies of the operation and service manuals / schematics, plus power cable..."

Macbeth Elements Serial Number 1 / SN K1

via this auction

"Now here is something very very special, for sale is Macbeth Elements, serial number 1. Yes, it is the first one from the mighty Elements series. The synth is now discontinued, bought it several years ago directly from The Man himself. Hate to let it go, but need to fund some other things. The sounds is absolutely unbeatable and unique, it can go from EMS Moog to even Buchla type of sounds, thanks to the deep modulation architecture and stunning components on every stage of sound processing. It is already a modern classics and will be considered one for years to come. Original External power supply is included can be 110 or 220 via switch Comes with a special protective case"

Roland System 100m & 181 Keyboard Controller

via this auction

Vintage ARP Odyssey MKIII 2823

via this auction

"Vintage 1970's Arp Odyssey MkIII. This synth is amazing it was recently serviced, and plays/sounds brand new. comes with extra fader caps.

Service performed:
- All tantalum capacitors replaced with high-quality electrolytic caps
- Replaced power supply electrolytic caps
- Switches and faders cleaned and lubricated
- Frequency range increased
- New keyboard bushings
- Fully calibrated"

MFB Step-64

via this auction

"Comes with two Midi to CV/Gate cables, and power adapter. User's manual can be found online."

sino + clouds - service counter call bell eurorack module

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Gibran PantalaLabs

Ana and Maths, a match made in heaven

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Mystic Circuits

"Going over some patching possibilities using the Mystic Circuits Ana and Make Noise Maths to make generative music and modulation using a eurorack modular system."

07-The IK Multimedia Uno- Part 7: Arpeggiator and Sequencer

Published on Nov 12, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the functionality of the arpeggiator and sequencer present in the IK Multimedia Uno."

All parts here.

A Short Walk

Published on Nov 12, 2018 UncertainMusicCorps

"A little stroll for a self-playing, Easel feedback patch with added ring mod goodness.

Recorded direct to camera with no external FX, EQ or post-processing."

Live Jam #29 Dark Ambient (Yamaha A3000, PO-24 office)

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"Well, since a while I had the idea to use my good old Yamaha A3000 as a drone-box, loop station, sound-mangler unit. It has a lot of cool features and should be simply great for that.

This is the second song project using this idea.

First, I sampled three different sounds into the A3000 based on old vinyl recordings. I used for that some of the cool effects the sampler has. The loops all had different length and I didn't care much about perfect looping. This results in a ever evolving soundscape.

When set each sample to loop-mode and the AEG release value to zero, just a single press on the keyboard (in this case the Arturia Beatstep Pro) is enough to let it play forever. Each sample gets his own filter and all cutoffs and levels get their own individual CC controler number. So I can control all of them with the knobs of the Beatstep Pro.

One could also assign for each of the sample an individual out. Maybe next time. For this session I just used the main stereo out which went through a Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe and a GFI System Specular Reverb 2.

In addition I used a Teenage Engineer PO-24 office, which runs through a MWFX Judder, a TC Electronic T2 and a Pigtronix Quantum. Some random stuff I added using a recording with the Ammoon Stereo Looper at half speed and reverse mode.

The signals finally go via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc. The song was then mastered with just a bit compression and limiting."

nonlinearcircuits bad digital filter simulator proto-type 1

Published on Nov 12, 2018 cirtcele

"Various snippets from testing and honing this circuit over the past few weeks. As the name describes, it is an analogue circuit designed to simulate a digital filter - badly. It is not capacitor based but uses shift registers and feedback to do its thing. More info and the module coming soon."

KORG MS-2000 Kronology

Published on Nov 12, 2018 KORG microKAST

"The microKAST boys revisit the KORG MS-2000, launched in the year 2000."

Can you make techno with the Techno Sounds Kit?

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"Paola and I went shopping last weekend, and she got me the Techno Sounds Kit, so of course, I tried to use the electro-dough (what an awesome name) to make some actual techno with it. it was a complete fail... except for the parts where the Synthstrom Deluge save the day!"

Making a song using only the Moog Grandmother synth

Published on Nov 12, 2018 once upon a synth

"I decided to do a challenge where I make a song using only one synth (Moog Grandmother in this case). I have to use it for drums, basses, leads, pads, etc. I added some vocals at the end, but that's the only thing that isn't from the Grandmother. Stay tuned til the end to hear the final song."

LD3 with SPAZEboard2 and VCF9

Published on Nov 12, 2018 gotharman

"Tweaking the SPAZEboard2 filters, VCF9 and VCF3 a bit. LOUD DISTORTION IN THIS VIDEO!!!"

Moog DFAM & & Behringer VD400 Vintage Delay

Published on Nov 12, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

Just Digitone

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Elektron

One minute. One machine.
This is just #digitone.

Autechre 2008 Monomachine patterns/patches

Published on Nov 12, 2018

"Autechre quietly uploaded the sysex files from their Monomachine and Machinedrum, as used in the 2008 Quaristice tour. This is the Monomachine part, just going through all of the patterns and meandering here and there to mute/unmute parts. Interesting stuff!

You can find a link to the sysex files here:

(scroll to the bottom, it's the very small link beneath the AE_LIVE links)"

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1982) famous drum beats & pattern programming

Published on Nov 12, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1982.
Price: $1195

The demo shows some famous 808 grooves and the drum pattern programming. You can hear the pure 808 sound. No external fx used."

Jade Rose // Aquamarine // pretty eurorack improvisation

Published on Nov 11, 2018 Jade Rose

Album :

I let the composition flow naturally, in human time.

Voice In. Future Out. Introducing UAD Softube Vocoder Plug-in

Published on Nov 7, 2018 Universal Audio

"Developed by Softube, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Softube Vocoder plug-in takes its sonic cues from the best analog vocoders of the past, while adding new features to take the iconic effect into the future. Learn more:

Over the past four decades, vocoders have been used to stunning effect, transforming human voices into various forms of robot speak on hits by Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, and countless modern hit-making producers.

Now you can track in real time through the iconic, hit-making robotic vocal effect and craft everything from gritty, old-school vocoding, to more modern, polished sounds.

Powered by an onboard, analog-inspired synthesis engine, the Softube Vocoder plug-in bests other emulations of the classic vocoder effect with its warm, gritty, three-dimensional sound. And with a purpose-built feature set, including 12-voice polyphony, four waveform types, pitch modulation, pulse-width modulation, and more, you can easily fine tune or totally reshape your sources with a bonafide analog synth.

The Softube Vocoder plug-in gives you unprecedented control of the spectral response of your vocoded performance. Each band of the Vocoder analyzer can be independently adjusted, or grab the Spectral Tilt control to rapidly shift from high to low frequencies. The Parallel Blend control mixes the dry/wet signals allowing you to fine tune, or automate the amount of synthetic texture added to your source.

A feature only found on the Softube Vocoder, the Freeze control lets you capture a snippet of a vocal, for example, and create chopped, DAW-synced rhythms within a track. And with real time control via MIDI, Freeze unlocks new creative possibilities for musicians and producers looking to create genre-bending sounds."

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