MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

SKULPT SYNTH - volca keys/roland boutique on stereoids ? | an Ambient jam with SPECULAR TEMPUS

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Funk Tree

"SKULPT SYNTH; Case is cheap but voice is rich. Filter is solid with great low end response. Stacked voices sound very close to a DSI voice. Drive 'circuit' is much better than on the monologue. Voice structure is unique and clever. Using launchpad pro as MIDI controller helps me to get expressiveness transformed to Skulpt's mod matrix. Did I mentioned Specular Tempus as best verb for ambient ... "

“Senteri Kallio (Amorphis) signature sound collection” Sound Preview for Roland JD-Xa

Published on Nov 29, 2018 RolandChannel

"Santeri Kallio from Amorphis produced awesome signature sound collection for JD-XA. Amorphis is known as one of the best Finish metal bands. in this signature sound collection, he made huge sound variation not only for metal but also suited for many other music genres. Please give it a try his sounds from AXIAL.

(Part 1 introduces first six sounds.)
(Part 2 introduces remaining ten sounds.)"

Bastl Instruments POLY Synthesizer Trinity Series Out Of Production LTD Edition w/ Original Box

via this auction

Custom Dark Walnut Wood Enclose for Behringer Model D w/ 32 Note Keybed (Alesis Q61)

via this auction

"The Model D is not included, only for display purposes...

The keybed is included. It came from a used Alesis Q61 controller set to midi channel 1. I am including a power supply for the Q25. You just need a midi cable to connect to the synth. To mount the Model D you have to remove the wood end caps and replace them with the metal ends included with the Model D."

Rhythmic Quartet of Atlantis

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Intellijel

"The only thing more fun than three Atlantis' is four!

Here we're using Steppy to trigger the four voices, and Tetrapad to provide their pitch. Effects are provided by Springray 2 and an Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy"

OB-6 does Max Richter

Published on Nov 28, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Max's 'Dream 13 (minus even)', performed on/arranged for OB-6.

Original here - [embed below]

I omitted the A section repeat; I feel it works well without it.

The original is actually a cut & paste job - the cello part is a single take dropped in (piano part is also cut/paste at repeat points - you'll hear it on the original if you listen closely). I wonder if the cellist was paid to record only two notes, or was paid for each time the sample is used! Short recording session, for sure!

Bass sounds good. I'm intentionally emphasising the upper-end fizz of the SEM filter on the bass part, as it's such a distinctive sound.

Taking an acoustic work and giving it a synth arrangement such as this certainly isn't for everyone, but that's ok - it is just some fun :) Plus, as always, the Obi sounds great.

All best

Max Richter - Dream 13 (minus even)

Published on Aug 10, 2015

"Acclaimed Britsh composer Max Richter has written a new landmark recording: SLEEP is 8 hours long – the equivalent of a night’s rest – and is actually and genuinely intended to send the listener to sleep. 'It’s an eight-hour lullaby,' says its composer, Max Richter.

The ground-breaking new work is scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals – but no words. 'It’s my personal lullaby for a frenetic world,' he says. 'A manifesto for a slower pace of existence.'"

VCV Rack Now Supports VST Plugins

VCV Host Overview & First Patch Published on Nov 29, 2018 Omri Cohen

"Well, apparently, the creator of VCV Rack doesn't want us to have a social life, or a job, or relationships... The VCV Host and Host FX were introduced this week, and oh man, they are beautiful! With using them, we can load VST instruments and effect in VCV Rack, and control\modulate them within VCV Rack with the available modules.

In this video, I go through the different sections of Host and Host FX, and then I build a couple of patches with using Form, Kontakt, Battery, Wider, Arturia's Buchla Easel with the modules of VCV Rack."

PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer (1982) Elektroplankton

Published on Nov 29, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer from the year 1982

The PPG Wave 2.2 is the direct successor of the Wave 2 but with 2 oscillators. Only 500 Wave 2.2 were manufactured.

- 8 Voices
- 2 to 16 Oscillators per voice
- 30 Wavetables with 64 waves per table
- analog 24 dB/oct lowpass SSM 2044 VCF
- Curtis CEM 3360 VCAs
- micro processor (6809)
- 8Bit DACs

Used by: Trevor Horn (Propaganda, Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones), Ultravox, Depeche Mode, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Tears For Fears, Thomas Dolby, The Fixx, Thompson Twins, Tangerine Dream, Gary Numan and much more"

Juno 106 + System-500

Published on Nov 29, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just smashing synths together for a super-sweet synced tower of power!!"

First Patch with the World's Largest Sequencer, The RBMA-20 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"A special bonus episode of First Patch featuring the RBMA-20, the world’s largest sequencer built to celebrate 20 years of the Red Bull Music Academy.

First Patch: Everything you need to get started making music on electronic instruments in five minutes or less."

New Modal CRAFTsynth 2.0 - Monophonic Wavetable Synthesiser

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Modal Electronics

"Modal Electronics are proud to announce the next generation of the successful CRAFTsynth - the Modal CRAFTsynth v2.0.

Monophonic wavetable synthesiser

8 oscillators in total with 2 selectable waveforms and mixer stage

40 unique waveforms available split into 8 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets

VA, digital and generative waves are available along with selections from the Modal 002

Process and cross modulate waveforms with 1 of 16 oscillator modifiers including Frequency / Phase Modulation, Hard / Window Sync, Ring / Amp Modulation, Derez / Bitshift, Wavefolders and Waveshapers

Multi option Unison / spread to detune the 8 oscillators for a huge sound

3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation

2 x audio rate LFOs

8 slot modulation matrix with 8 sources, each source can have 1 destination. (LFO1, LFO2 and MOD-EG assignable from CRAFTsynth, Velo, Note, ModW, AftT and Expression assignable from MODALapp)

Program and transpose patterns with the built in sequenced arpeggiator

2-pole resonant filter that can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass

Delay and distortion (waveshaping overdrive, not bitcrushing) effects

Optional MIDI clock sync for LFOs and Delay

64 preset storage locations

8 key touch MIDI keyboard with 8 custom scales and root note selection

MIDI DIN in and out

Analogue clock sync in and out (configured to the KORG / Teenage Engineering specification)

Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet

Headphone and line output

Powered by USB or 3 x AA batteries

Optional software editor available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android

Portable and compact design

Dimensions: 150mm x 135m x 68mm (6”x5 1/2”x 3”)"

AE Modular Wavefolder Tutorial, Patch Tips, & Jam #TTNM

Published on Nov 29, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

Jam video further below.

"Here's a quick tutorial for the Tangible Waves AE Modular Wavefolder. MORE INFO AND PATCH TIPS BELOW =)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


The AE Modular Wavefolder, based on a vintage circuit design also used by Ken Stone, takes a waveform and clips and folds it. This creates a more complex sounding waveform, of which you can of course modulate the parameters with CV too. In this video I also present a few patch tips, for this seemingly simple module. Let me know if you have an questions :-)

Patch tips:
- Create a sine wave from a square wave VCO running through a low pass filter with low cutoff frequency. For pitch sequencing, you might want to add a little bit of pitch CV to the filter cutoff control too, not just the VCO. This is often called “keyboard tracking” in non-modular synths’ filter settings, which makes sure that the filter opens up a little on higher notes. Otherwise, a constant cutoff will dull the sound of higher notes more than lower notes.

- Feedback: Patch the input signal (e.g. a triangle wave) in a mixer and the mixer output in the Wavefolder. Then patch one Wavefolder output back into another mixer input and slowly turn the mix knob up. For voltage control over the feedback, patch the Wavefolder output in a VCA and from there into the mixer. Modulate the VCA with an LFO, Envelope, Sample & Hold or Sequencer then. Feedback can get very crazy quickly, so start with low knob and modulation settings.

- Since the Wavefolder creates complex (harsh sounding) waveforms, you can send them through a filter to smooth them. As they are different than your standard square or sawtooth waves, they also sound different, and often more interesting, through filters.

- Try modulating the Wavefolder’s shape with its input signal, i.e. send the triangle or sine wave audio signal in the audio input and the CV input as well."

AE Modular Wavefolder Jam with Patch Notes #TTNM

Published on Nov 29, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

Christmas Jingles with the Pianobox Mini

Published on Nov 23, 2018 Digithalis

A holiday post in via Digithalis featuring the Pianobox Mini.

00:15 Jingle Bells
00:42 O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
01:09 Kling Glöckchen Klingelingeling
01:36 O Du fröhliche
02:21 Schneeflöckchen Weissröckchen
02:54 Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
03:41 Feliz Navidad
04:14 We wish you a merry Christmas
04:46 In der Weihnachtsbäckerei

Web-App: Matrix Piano
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70
Synthesizer: Miditech Pianobox Mini
Drumcomputer: Korg KR-Mini

Rakit Baby 8 and Drum Synth | Sound Demo + Overview

Published on Nov 27, 2018 littleBIGsynths

"Hey guys! New toys!! 😁 lol In this video, I give you guys a quick overview of the Rakit Baby 8 and Drum synth. Rakit is a small, UK based business who designs these really cool DIY electronic kit. interesting right? Oh, and don't worry, if you are like me and don't have any soldering skills... you can purchase them pre-assembled. 👍🏻 lol

So, I haven't really had much time to play with them, due to this crazy busy holiday season... but with the little time that I have spent with them, I have already had a ton of fun. 😉 This tiny 8 step sequencer and drum synth are definitely a great addition to my collection of battery powered jam machines and I'm really looking forward to playing with them more.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video. As always, thank you for watching littleBIGsynths. 👊🙂"

OlllAudio-Minimoog Filter/ARP 4075 Filter - unboxing Eurorack modules

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Today, the mail surprised us and provided an amazing delivery from OlllAudio Eurorack Modules straight from Saint Petersburg from Russia.

We are very happy because there were 4 amazing modules inside of which two of them are filters based on great vintage equipment and just one on Minimoog which is famous analog filter for modular synthesizers, the scheme was created in the 70s by Robert Arthur Moog, and the other one, filter based on ARP 4075 and this is a replica of the famous ARP Filter schematic with styroflex capacitors and main-chip which has been maked in 80-s. Both filters are provided for the creation of 'Very Fat specific sound', additionally there is one here module Ring modulation -At the heart of device is the strong transistor schematic which have maximum analogue sound ,and one multiple which of course, will always increase our eurorack system for multi conections and more combine modulation.
we opened the package from OlllAudio Eurorack Modules and today we have a small movie showing these modules and a small filtering Filter based on the classic Minimoog from the 70s.

As you can see, the sound is fat, but it's the beginning, because it's a small unpacking with a sound demo. We have already checked the ARP 4075 Filter and it's definitely awesome.

OIIIAudio certainly has a strong and thick analog sound and only classic Vintage equipment.

It is also worth checking the sale which is on a few selected modules on the official website"

TEST SERIES x1l3 SHARD Eurorack Noise Drone and Artifact Generator

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound design experiments with the x1l3 SHARD Noise, Drone, and Artifact Generator.

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"

OP-Z live ambient session

Published on Nov 27, 2018 Nathan D Farrell

Spotted on the excellent discchord.

1. OP-Z live ambient session
Feeding OP-Z synths and samples to eos2 reverb and dubstation 2 delay effects on iOS, with sample drums going in dry with no effects added. Mixed in AUM and sequenced live.
2. OP-Z Ambient Session 2
Using the teenage engineering OP-Z as a controller and midi looper. Sounds recorded in AUM. Used audio damage effects apps, AudioLayer AU, bs-16i, NS-1, isymphonic, and ravenscroft piano. The midi from keystep is recorded by the op-z so that velocity can be played.
3. Op-z ambient session
Running Op-z through some effects. All the dry synth sounds are from the Op-z. Mixed in some effects using AUM, eos2 reverb, dubstation 2 delay, and Discord4.
4. Op-z ambient ASMR and lights
Op-z from teenage engineering. ASMR, lights, and music sequenced on the op-z.
5. Op-z ambient
Ambient beats and sounds sequenced by the Op-z from teenage engineering. Filmed the DMX light track.

Roland JX-8P vs Jupiter 8

Published on Nov 28, 2018 synthlegends

"Is the JX-8P a poor mans Jupter 8? I would say no, they are very different sounding beasts! The JP-8 has more low end and is more powerful, but the JX-8P has very beautiful string, pad and lead tones.

To make an objective and fair comparison because of the built in chorus in the JX-8P I used for the Jupiter 8 a Boss CE-2w Chorus Pedal (new stuff, no vintage). The setting was an emulation of the old and famous CE-2 Pedal.

Around the first 6 minutes I demonstrate some typical classic sounds of both mashines and I tried to programm them quite comparable. I begin with two very famous keyboard hooklines. EUROPE and also ALPHAVILLE used for the original recordings a JX-8P as I made my research. Please inform me, if I am wrong!

Beginning about 6 minutes I messed around with the JX-8P and played sometimes the JP-8 as a counterpart.

Please enjoy the video and tell me your opinions about those two classic synths. Above all please forgive my when the output was not always equal. I tried to do my best of making a objective comparision. I didn't use additional effects or mastering.

Cheers, Ruediger"


Published on Nov 29, 2018 zack dagoba

"A little ditty on some mid-80s Roland gear: Jupiter 6, MSQ700 Midi Sequencer, TR505 drum machine and the SDE1000."

Moffenzeef Modular Stargazer with FX // More drones, more distortion, more dead dreams

Published on Nov 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** Here's my third and final (for now) video with the Moffenzeef Modular Stargazer. With more drones, more distortion, more dead dreams and NO TALKING. The first video of patches is linked below as is the walkthrough and demo. This video pairs the Stargazer with FX from tape delays, to BBDs, guitar pedals and modular units. There's some original dalek inducing analogue ring modulation from the Nervous Squirrel ring modulator and a little help from a Korg Volca Beats and a Korg Volca Sample.


00:00 Tentacle drones & BBD delays

00:52 Tape / cartridge delay & piranha eating chickens

01:38 PJ bottom beats & Nervous Squirrel ring modulation

02:29 Space cruiser melodies & stargazing drones

04:02 Robot nipple covers

04:39 Voodoo vibing drones & gorilla beats

05:49 Textural clicks & cosmos distortion"

MXR Drum Computer Low Serial #96

via this auction


low serial number 18k000096

Beautiful condition

All functions work with the exception of the record button needs replaced. Easy fix. Therefore this is sold as is. Look at all photos before you buy.

This is a nice vintage drum machine."

Not clear if the record button is just missing the cap or doesn't work completely.

Twisted Electrons Acid 8 MKII (Acid Bass Synth/303 Clone)

via this auction

"The Twisted Electrons Acid8 MKII is a compact analog digital hybrid synthesizer that affords the ability to quickly program and chain patterns, making song creation both fun and remarkably expedient. Users can select from sixteen separate waveforms, four of which can be edited via the included software. Other features include an analog filter that is capable of self-oscillation at higher settings, bit crushing and sample rate reduction, envelope pitch modulation, pulse width modulation, and an internal arpeggiator. Acid8 is also equipped with MIDI and Sync IN/OUT, meaning it can be interfaced with a wide variety of external gear.

Acid8 MKII Features

7 knobs, 1 rotary encoder, 22 buttons
16 waveforms (4 editable in software)
Pulse width modulation
Bit crush and sample rate reduction
Envelope pitch modulation
Bit invert effect
Slide effect with adjustable speed
Analog Filter
128 patterns (up to 16 steps in length)
5 pattern chains (up to 8 patterns each)
Rest accent and slide, per step
Tap tempo
Pattern copy/paste
Sync via midi or 1/8 sync cable
Software editor"

Access Virus Indigo Analog modeling synthesizer SN G10000653

via this auction

Access Virus TI Polar Polar

via this auction

EMS Synthi AKS 1971

via this auction

"EMS Synthi AKS 1971 vintage Analog Synthesizer Serial number 45236 with a complete service and added modifications carried out by Robin Wood at the EMS studio in Cornwall.
The service was a complete realignment/ test of all functions
The modifications include the Oscillation Stabilizer mod done to all 3 Oscillators,
The Metal- Can dual transistor- OsC 3
VC Shape Oscillator 2 and the filter

It comes with the original power and keyboard cables, A Kenton 5.0 metre CV Cable, 2 excellent manuals, All the patch pins, Filter Unslew patch cable

Physical Condition

The machine itself is in near mint condition. Everything on the machine all knobs, buttons, dials, meters, joystick, matrix and patch pins are in excellent condition.

Working Condition
Everything works as it should and is in great working order. All the OSC dials, All knobs,buttons and meters are perfect,the matrix and patch pins are very clean. The keyboard can be glitchy and I highly recommend and external Keyboard.


Kenton CV Cable
27 patch pins
Original power cable
Original keyboard cable
Filter unslew patch cable
Synthi Edudational Handbook
VCS3 MK 1 Manual
Blank patch sheets"

Roland Juno-106 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JX-3P w/ PG-200 Controller SN 464384

via this auction

Val Solo Studio

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Val Solo

"A short Studio Tour of Val Solo's Studio. Val Solo is a Swedish Musician & Producer. He plays in S.P.O.C.K & also his solo project Val Solo.
Check out his album on Spotify:"

Analogue Solutions Generator CV+GATE=FUN

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"A short jam using the Generators performance features and modulation features"

Ruismaker NOIR │ Absolutely AWESOME Drum Synth App - haQ attaQ 305

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Jakob Haq

"Bram Bos Ruismaker Noir is simply Awesome! This powerful drum synthesizer app caught me of guard with it's great sound and intuitive sequencer. However it was the slope control that really got me hooked. Yes! Noir has a great envelope slope control that allows for some really intricate drum tweaking. In my opinion this is one of the best apps that Bram has made! This video isn't just a tutorial or a demo of Ruismaker Noir. Nope, this video is a tribute to one of the most inspiring apps I've used in 2018. Bring it!

Ruismaker Noir is a universal stand-alone app and Audio Unit Extension ( AUv3 ) plugin for both iPad and iPhone."

Rebach- VCO-A , VCF-A ADSR , SMP with melody demo

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Dziam Bass

"The next demo of modules VCO-A, VCF-A ADSR-A, SMP from Rebach with the use of melodies."

Polyend Seq Quality in every step

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Polyend

"Polyend Seq Quality in every step

Picture by Cezary Fila"

Molten Modular 26 - Analogue Solutions Generator sequencer full review

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Generator is a multi-channel CV step sequencer in a desktop form factor with 3 channels of 16 steps, gates and flipped gates, pattern creation, voltage generation and manipulation and it's a heck of a lot of fun to use. Here's my full review and demonstration of this very musical and versatile sequencer.

Intro - 0:25
Step sequencing CV - 5:35
Gates and patterns - 12:18
Voltage Generator - 24:51
Voltage Generator Shift - 27:35
Voltage Generator quantized transposition - 28:57
Voltage Generator End Pulse - 31:09
Voltage Generator Freeze - 32:52
Voltage Generator pressure CV and gate out - 33:25
Intensity and Fill - 35:58
So what do we think? - 39:15
What don't I like? - 45:29
So what do you think? - 52:37"

CLOUD SPHERE// Juno-106, System-8, DX-7, Prophet-12, TR-8

Published on Nov 28, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"More easy going cloud jams.
The audio may be a little blown out and for that I humbly apologize."

Skcart Epat

Published on Nov 28, 2018

All synths: Roland D-50
Drums = Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

ELECTRIBE Wave v2: New Features and Basic Tutorial

Published on Nov 28, 2018 Korg

"Watch the overview of ELECTRIBE Wave v2, and learn how to make a track.

0:00 Opening
0:28 Drum Section / User Sample Import
1:46 Synthesizer Section / Wavetable Expansion Packs
3:25 Making a Track
7:37 Exporting to Ableton Live
8:10 Closing"

Patch n Tweak

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