MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

New Wave Presets - Analog Drums Volume 3 Elektron's Analog Keys and Analog 4 Mk 1&2

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, New Wave Presets has a new sample set out for Elektron's Analog Keys and Analog 4 Mk 1&2.

"128 pounding synth drum sounds for the Elektron Analog Keys & Four Mk1/2 from ‘Analog Drums Volume 3’ is brimming with 128 of the best analog drum sounds for your Elektron Analog Keys and Analog Four I/II. Like Analog Drums Volume 1 & 2 before it, Analog Drums 3 completes the set of classic analog drum sounds for your Elektron machine. Available from

Release date:
20 November 2018"

Cloud Aquarium

Published on Nov 19, 2018 voltlife

"Deep drones and burbly feedback give an underwater feel to this dark ambient generative patch.

The only sound source is the E352 Cloud Terrarium, in the new detune mode. A Triple Sloth slowly modulates both wavetables, plus the detune for the second output, which is set to octave/4th/5th mode to create shifting intervals. The outputs are mixed into a Verbos Multitap Delay, which runs through a Pittsburgh Filter as a feedback loop. One of the Verbos envelope followers modulates the cutoff of the high pass filter, which gives a quasi-limiting effect as well as shifting tonality. Another Triple Sloth output modulates the filter resonance, pushing it close to self-oscillation for burbles and sci-fi sound fx."

The Son of Flynn from Tron Legacy on the Moog One synthesizer

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Sean Christopher - Evoking Emotion Through Music

"The dynamic duo, Daft Punk, composed 'The Son of Flynn' in 2010 for the movie, Tron Legacy, and it is one of my favorite pieces from that soundtrack. I thought that my new Moog One would be the perfect synth to recreate the piece, and was very happy on how it turned out....and hope that you also think so."

Dekkard's Dream with Dimension D and Ventris Dual dsp

Published on Nov 19, 2018 therudyrude

"Trying out my new Dekkard's Dream from Black Corporation"

Synth Spotting & Synth Talk Interviews with Jean-Michel Jarre - New EQUINOXE INFINITY Release

Published on Nov 15, 2018 jeanmicheljarre

"Order your copy of EQUINOXE INFINITY here:"

You can find additional info at

"For my new album project EQUINOXE INFINITY I started for the first time with the album cover not the music. I still think that Michael Granger who did the original EQUINOXE cover created one of the best album covers of all time. For the original it was all about the WATCHERs. These strange creatures watching us? Watching Space? Watching machines? Watching a natural phenomenon ? We don’t really know…they are not scary, but odd and mysterious. So I took the original Watchmen of the EQUINOXE cover to continue the story.

I recently discovered the work of Filip Hodas, a super talented young artist, and asked him to create two different artworks in line with my vision for EQUINOXE INFINITY. One cover shows mankind in peace with nature and technology and the other depicts a picture of fear and distortion with machines taking over the world. With the artwork for Oxygene I wanted to draw attention to the poisoned state of planet earth. With these two artworks for EQUINOXE INFINITY I want to bring attention to the two scenarios we are facing today with our love for & our dependance on innovation and technology. The music of EQUINOXE INFINITY is the soundtrack to those two different worlds."

Jean-Michel Jarre on making music at Amsterdam Dance Event | Native Instruments

Published on Nov 16, 2018 Native Instruments

"Legendary producer Jean-Michel Jarre spoke to Native Instruments about his relationship with music, why he carries on producing, and provides tips to aid inspiration."

Native Sessions: In conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre | Native Instruments

Published on Nov 13, 2018 Native Instruments

"Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre spoke about his career history and relationship with music with techno legend Dave Clarke during Native Sessions at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018."

Pantala Labs - Tambores

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Gibran PantalaLabs

"Is a 3 channel drum machine / sample player with CV to change instruments and CV for tone.
A master gain/distortion is also available.
The project is completely based on Bret Truchan work called Equation Composer.

More Info:"

Conductive Labs NDLR Launch Party Demo Performance

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Genshi Media Group


This was a demo performance I did for Conductive Labs NDLR launch party on November 18th, 2018. Local folks who contributed to the crowdfunding were able to pick up their NDLRs in person, while others will start seeing theirs in the mail these next coming weeks!

My performance was a bit rough due to the Arturia Keystep not behaving. I was using the Keystep for two things: first, to switch between the "Chords" of the NDLR (same as hitting the buttons on the NDLR) but set so that Velocity would change the number of notes the PAD on the NDLR would play (so a light key press would play about 3 or 4 notes, and a hard key press would play 8 notes of the PAD. Also, the modulation strip on the Keystep was used to change the Octave range of the PAD) - and second, to switch over to play additional sounds direct off the Waldorf Blofeld, while the NDLR was Arpeggiating the first four sounds. Considering I put all of this together a couple of hours before the performance, it didn't turn out too bad."

Ensoniq Mirage 8 bit Sampling Keyboard

via this auction

"Haunting 8 bit sampling with this Mirage keyboard. Sale includes MASOS 2.0 disks and manual."

SynthArk 4OP Synth Controller for TX81Z / DX11

via this auction

"4 OP Synth Controller for TX81Z / DX 11
Finally a way to dig deep & program your TX81Z & DX11 synthesizers...
The MSP-4OP programmer supports Yamaha DX11 and TX81z. Most parameters have dedicated sliders and switches. Operators are edited with a common set of controls (select operators 1-4 to edit). Right panel (yellow LEDs) controls DX11/TX81z specific single and performance parameters
made by the good people at SynthArk"


via this auction

Sonic Core PrOdyssey Hardware Desktop Synth

via this auction

A polyphonic virtual ARP Odyssey.

TD-Cover - Love on a real train

Published on Nov 19, 2018 e-pleasure

"I did a quick - some kind of - cover of the fantastic Tangerine Dream Track, Love on a real train."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with FJORD

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

"The release of Fjord’s debut EP Textures in late 2016 saw coverage in popular music media outlets ranging from FADER to NME, and was heavily championed in their home province of Quebec, Canada as they performed on TV and radio shows alike. This exposure lead to an extensive Canadian Tour and multiple Canadian festival dates along the way. Fjord’s song I Get It Now streamed in the top 50 indie songs in Canada on Apple Music in 2017 and the group was positioned as an “artist to watch” by Apple Music, Spotify and Buzzfeed, as well as multiple critical music media. Textures has now been streamed over 15 million times across platforms and their signature vocals can be heard on Felix Cartal’s Get What You Give record, which has been certified Gold in Canada. Fjord’s sophomore EP, Shallow Waters is scheduled for a Fall/Winter 2018 release. A collection of six songs, the music was written and incubated in Quebec City, before the duo flew to London, UK to refine and reproduce the project with the acclaimed producer Tim Bran (London Grammar, Paul McCartney, Bloc Party). The longing and warmth found in isolation bleeds through every note on Shallow Waters, as the band continues to build on the sound that has made them unique.

We chatted with Fjord about how they’ve been using the Prophet-6"

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

Chase Bliss Dark World Reverd With A Vintage Roland SH-1000

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"Chase Bliss has a new reverb pedal called the Dark World with two reverb sections that can be run in three different routing configurations and that each have three different algorithms. The Dark reverb has Modulation, Shimmer and Black reverbs made by Cooper FX. The World reverb has Spring, Plate and Hall emulations made by Keeley Electronics. All of the sounds generated are coming from the Vintage Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer.

Dark World available here:

#PerfectCircuit #VintageSynth #Effect"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Novation // Make Beats - Dibiase & DJ Dropdead

Published on Nov 19, 2018 NovationTV

"We sat down with Dibiase and asked him to make a beat using only the Launchpad MK2. Everything you hear in this was produced using what comes included for free in the Launchpad box.

Check out how Dibiase found his sound using some Loopmasters samples, Launchpad's Scale Mode to mess with his sound and Ableton to produce his beat."

Novation // Make Beats - DJ Dropdead

Published on Nov 19, 2018 NovationTV

"We sat down with DJ Dropdead and asked him to make a beat using only the Launchpad MK2 and everything that comes included for free in the box.

Check out how Dropdead found his sound using some of the (4GB) collection of Loopmasters samples that come with Launchpad and inputting them into Ableton.

--- Discover more about Launchpad:

#WeAreNovation #Launchpad"

Novation // Start Making - Techno

Published on Nov 19, 2018 NovationTV

"Check out the second video in our new Start Making series, where we use a Launchpad Pro to make a Techno track with filtered coffee, a doorbell, a washing machine and Ableton Live 10 Lite.

What do you get with Launchpad Pro?
Everything you can see in the video. The sounds in the video are sampled using an iPhone and input into Ableton Live, alongside the Bass Station plug-in, V-Station plug-in and an XLN Addictive Keys Instrument (one from a choice of four!).

--- Launchpad Pro -

#WeAreNovation #LaunchpadPro"

Novation Circuit - XX

Published on Nov 19, 2018 John Chesters

"Live performance on the Novation Circuit.

Headphones recommended 🎧 enjoy!"

New Behringer RD-909 (Roland TR-909) Update

This one is in via Soviet Space Child. Some pics and an update from Uli Behringer:

"We like to give you an update on our RD-909 development. We have now entered TMS or Tool Made Sample stage which is one stage before pre-production.

We have now built 10 units for final testing to ensure everything is perfect.

What you cannot see on the current artwork is that we have added even more functionality. One of our engineers came up with a brilliant idea to allow the sequencer also modulate the Analog Filter and Wave Designer.

We still need to ask for your patience as it will still take several more months to ship the product. The guys here are very excited and work hard to speed up as much as possible!

We're still targeting US$ 299 retail (depending on import tariffs).


Behringer Neutron overdriven stoned wankery (re-up with better audio)

Published on Nov 17, 2018 J G

"Neutron played via BSP pads, BigSky fx, Minimoog bass drone, drum loop. Was mashed so it's a bit rough. Soz about the lousy camera angle. More synth and less chin would have been good :)"

Patchení s Nikol - Waveshaping CVs with Timber

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Bastl Instruments

"In this episode Nikol explains how low frequency signals like LFOs and envelopes can be shaped with wave folders like Timber.
You can follow how the waves change on an oscilloscope.
In the end Nikol shows us some Tempo synced LFO waveshaping in a pumping techno patch!"


FORBIDDEN DUB 2 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"BD909 -> Vermona VcDrive -> Forbidden Planet (Hi-Pass) -> Tiptop Audio Z2040 (Low Pass)

MA808, ONE with a HH sample going through a VCA (for accents) -> Roland Demora

Tiptop ONE (one shot DOTS sample pitch sequenced from Z8000, gates from Trigger Riot) -> Forbidden Planet (Hi-Pass) -> Z2040 -> R*S Serge ResEQ

Tiptop ONE (V-Hause Chord sample) -> Forbidden Planet (Hi-Pass) -> Z2040 (Lo-Pass)

TG ONE (playing Glitchmachines sample) -> Doepfer Wasp filter (High Pass)

MA808 noise source -> Toppobrillo High Pass -> VCA

Modulation sources: 3x Z4000 VC ADSR envelopes, Z3000 oscillator (LFO speed)

Sequenced with Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Z8000 and Launch Codes.

Send FX: Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla - Cathedral), Z-DSP (Tape Delay)"

White John Bowen SOLARIS

via this auction

"Solaris synthesizer from John Bowen. Super synth with amazing sound. Serial# 25X.... About one year old. Perfect condition. Comes with original box and manual."

Access Virus Polar TI2

via this auction

Korg Oasys PCI Synth and Effect System w/ Original Box

via this auction

The Oasys before the Oasys.

KORG POLY 61 SN 701953 w/ Original Case

via this auction

"Korg Poly 61 in outstanding condition with original case. This unit is fully functional and has no battery leakage as shown in the pictures. If you buy one of these that has had the traces repaired from previous battery acid leakage it will never be the same."

Blue Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Original Roland SH101 monophonic synthesizer. Has replacement battery door from that guy in Australia. Some dings from usage, but 8/10 cosmetic. Sounds great. Get a classic."

Roland System 100M with 11 Modules + 2 MPU-101

via this auction

"Vintage Rare Roland System 100M with 11 Modules:
Excellent Condition US 110 Volt

System 100M 191-J PATCH BAY
System 100M 112 DUAL VCO
System 100M 112 DUAL VCO
System 100M 121 DUAL VCF
System 100M 130 DUAL VCA 
System 100M 140 DUAL ENVELOPE - LFO

System 100M 191-J PATCH BAY
System 100M 110 VCO - VCF - VCA
System 100M 110 VCO - VCF - VCA
System 100M 150 RING NOISE - S/H - LFO
System 100M 140 DUAL ENVELOPE - LFO

System 100M 190 PATCH BAY
System 100M 182 SEQUENCER"

Yamaha CS-70M SN 503

via this auction, also on Reverb

Pic of the inside.

"This unit has been serviced. All functions are working. The unit has some signs of age and some damage to side wood but overall in great condition!! All keys, sliders, knobs and buttons working well. Tested before listing. Please see pictures"

Batchas - One day I'll be gone

Published on Nov 19, 2018 batchas

"Sunday's session on the Serge Modular System.
TKB sequence sent to Quantizer.

Heavy use of Wave Multipliers.

Looking at the video I realise I could have instead switched between the 2 quantizers..."

18 11 18 Serge Modular System - Petite séquence du dimanche

Published on Nov 19, 2018 batchas

"Sunday's session on the Serge Modular System.
TKB sequence sent to Quantizer.

Oscillators sent to Wave Multipliers (modulated).

Looking at the video I realise I could have instead switched between the 2 quantizers... Well... A bit too late now!"

Michigan Synth Works SY0.5 - Pearl Syncussion Clone in Eurorack

Published on Nov 19, 2018 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** Here's the new Michigan Synth Works faithful recreation of the classic synth percussion unit the Syncussion from Pearl. Modern equivalents of all the original components are still available so this is very close to the original. Lots of drum sounds on board, I've had some great punchy kicks, longer tom like tones, alien FM cowbell action. To me the unit feels like one big sweet spot, hard to make a bad sound on which can be as rare thing.

Original Syncussion manual -


00:13 Patch previews

00:40 Feature run down and sound demo

04:41 Jam patch, modulation and playing sounds in context

05:56 Velocity changes with varying input trigger levels

07:40 Mode CV/gate input - how to change from gated step up/down or CV addressed modes

09:04 FM - audio rate frequency modulation through the pitch input and pushing the LFO into low audio rates too

11:10 External modulation, creating "organic" moving parts and use of random"

Ciat-Lonbarde Tetrax

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Robin Rimbaud-Scanner

"First experiments with the beautiful Ciat-Lonbarde Tetrax, using only an Eventide H9 pedal for effects and playing it live, no editing. Such a beautiful instrument, intuitive, unusual and rich sounding and this is without even patching it within itself to produce even wilder results."

Making a trap beat using only the Korg MS-20 synth

Published on Nov 19, 2018 once upon a synth

"Making a trap rap beat from scratch using only one synth (Korg MS-20) and Ableton Live. I use the synth for drums, basses, leads, pads, etc. I added some rapping at the end, but that's the only thing that isn't from the MS-20. #onesynthchallenge

Get the track:"

Christopher Kah - Session XXIX - NI Maschine Jam x Elektron Digitakt

Published on Nov 19, 2018 HighWav - Christopher Kah

"Hybrid - Thats the concept, and maybe it will be the name of the track !?
For me the perfect combo exist, here a proof, strength of Reaktor 6/Maschine JAM mixed with the spontaneity of the Digitakt ! 🙌🔥"

MIDI to CV and back: Can your "regular" synth become semi-modular?

Published on Nov 19, 2018

"Is your synth jealous of eurorack-friendly semi-modular synths? Here's how to bridge audio, note, modulation and clock across regular and modular synths."

Modal Skulpt - 4 Voice Virtual Analog Synthesizer Review - Sonic LAB

Published on Nov 19, 2018 sonicstate

"We got our hands on one of the first SKULPT synthesizers from Modal Electronics to appear in the wild. Its a four voice virtual analog synthesizer. Portable but its size belies a bigger personality."

Analogue Solutions - Syntherapy

Published on Nov 19, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"This is an uptempo/upbeat song with an 80's synth feel to it.
Played it live using Generator Sequencers and the Leipzig Sk for the lead. Also features Polymath, Fusebox, Telemark and Nyborg 24's"

Some Tom and Jerry for you.

EGDR 808 - Drum Machine for iOS

Published on Nov 19, 2018 ElliottGarage

Previously available on Android.


ElliottGarage presents EGDR808, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80′s.

Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.

You can play with the rythm presets included or you can create your own pattern.

- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80's
- 16 steps sequencer
- 12 programmable rythm patterns and 4 fills patterns
- Auto fill in every 2, 4, 8, 12 or 16 pattern
- Save the pattern you've created and play your songs
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy)
- Song Mode page (swipe to left to open)
- Swing and tap tempo
- Inter App Instrument
- Core MIDI (network session, controller esterni, inter app midi)
- Audiobus
- Ableton Link
- Export with iTunes, mail or MAPI Audio Copy
- AU3"

Crumar Performer (1978) Ambient Looping Jam Improvisation "Live in the Cellar"

Published on Nov 18, 2018 VSMI

"Crumar Performer (1978) strings & brass synthesizer Made in Italy - Looping Jam Ambient Improvisation 'Live in the Cellar' with Boss RC30, Behringer DR400 echo pedal and a lot of italian red wine all around!"

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