MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cherry Audio announces the release of Voltage Module Designer

"Cherry Audio is proud to announce the release of Voltage Module Designer, a companion development tool created to facilitate the development of modules for use in Voltage Modular, their innovative new modular synthesis platform. Voltage Module Designer is a complete integrated development environment that simplifies module layout, coding, testing, and publishing so that users can quickly implement their module ideas and add them as working modules to their Voltage Modular library or even submit them for sale on the Cherry Audio store and Voltage Modular in-app store. All modules in Voltage Modular, whether from Cherry Audio or thirdparty developers, were created and built with Voltage Module Designer.

Mateusz Wozniak, Head of Development at, states, 'The Voltage Module Designer is the easiest tool for designing your own piece of music software that I have ever worked with. It combines an extremely easy visual development environment with the algorithmic flexibility of Java. I wish that doing plug-in prototypes in any format would be as easy as doing release versions in Module Designer.'

MIDERA | The derelict DX7s

Published on Dec 10, 2018 MIDERA

"I picked up this terribly uncared for DX7s from a middle school band teacher tonight. There was tape above three keys (indicating that they likely didn't work), he said the whole thing didn't make any sounds, one key was raised above the others, and that something came up on the screen. Well, yes, the battery needs to be replaced, and so does that key, but everything else worked fine. She's just a little abused. This was one of the messed up patches that was on the DX7s, I loved it so much, I had to do something with it before I replace the battery."


Published on Dec 10, 2018 Joakim Floke

"The synth that got forgotten, shamed and never got to it's chance. People called it dull and dry sounding... F... that! This thing is one of the best sounding synths made, you just need some FX to bring it to light. Dual DCO + SUB, 4 LFO(!), 2 ENV, Sync, PWM, Analog Filter, Velocity... If you can't make anything from that, play nintendo!
Just using a bit of Eventide H9 to get more life in to it, it really shines."

White Wood Case Moog Prodigy

via this auction

"Original vintage, c 1980 moog prodigy with custom cocaine chic white cabinet. This synth is in excellent functional condition. It has just been serviced and calibrated, and is in 100% perfect working order. Every key, function, knob and switch operates as designed, and the synth sounds...amazing. It’s the super desireable version with full cv gate I/o functionality."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 4685 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Mini Jam Monday #32 | Korg Volca FM, Keys, & Sample + Volca Mix

Published on Dec 10, 2018 littleBIGsynths

"Hey guys! 🙂 I didn't work today so I figured I would try and get a mini jam in... and this is what I got. This one was interesting because it was my first time using the Korg Volca Mix in a jam since I bought it. It was a fun jam, but I am still trying to determine whether or not the Volca Mix was worth the money.... 🤔 lol It certainly has some useful features, but it definitely could have been a bit better with at least 1 more channel/input. 😔 Fortunately, I tend to use about 3 Volcas at a time anyways... so it works out. lol 😏

For this jam, I have the Volca Keys playing the main sequences (bass and rhythm melody); the Volca FM is playing some arpeggios; and the Volca Sample is on drum/percussion duties. All of the audio is being mixed by the Volca Mix with some reverb provided by the Boss RV-6.

Hope you guys enjoy this video. Thank you for watching, littleBIGsynths.👍"

Standing with the ContinuuMini

Published on Dec 10, 2018 HakenAudio

"Showing the possibilities of playing the ContinuuMini like a guitar or violin."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with AERODRÖMME

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

"Aerodrömme is a techno project based in Toronto, created in 2008 by Boris Kurtzman and Steve Chan. Over the years, and with an ever-growing discography and collection of gear, Boris and Steve have transformed their sound from a deeper progressive influence to the more hypnotic/deep techno sound heard in their latest releases. As well as working in the studio, they have had the opportunity to take their sound to clubs and festivals around the world.

We chatted with Boris and Steve about how they use the Prophet Rev2"

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

"Smoking Together" improvisation with two SOMA PIPEs

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Vlad Kreimer

Artists: Anna Mikhailova, Vlad Kreimer.


Published on Dec 10, 2018 synths colors

Nessun Effetto Esterno Aggiunto, Come Al Solito...
No External Effect Added, As Usual...

Interactive Live Stream with Make Noise 0-Coast & Strymon Magneto

Started streaming 11 minutes ago Perfect Circuit

"Our modular setup is comprised of a Make Noise 0-Coast and Strymon Magneto with a couple of additional utilities. We're using node.js to send YouTube chat messages to a patch in Max 8, which uses the Expert Sleepers ES-8, ES-6, and ES-3 as a randomizable patch matrix. It sometimes sounds peaceful, sometimes bombastic, and often quite strange—feel free to chat to change the sound and see where it goes!"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Technos Acxel Additive Synthesizer Sequenced By Elektron Digitakt

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"All of the sounds are coming from the rare and bizarre Technos Acxel additive synthesizer in multitimbral mode. Even the intro sound was resynthesized by the Acxel. We used an Elektron Digitakt as a sequencer to sequence six of the voices of the Acxel. The Acxel was designed in 1989 and was cutting edge technology at the time with its multiple voices which each have 32 additive "cells" and the ability to analyze four seconds of sound and resynthesize it.

Technos Acxel available here:

Digitakt availabl here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

See the Technos label at the bottom of this post for more. Pics and info via Perfect Circuit:

"The Technos Acxel Resynthesizer is an additive synth developed in Quebec, Canada during the late 1980s. Its architecture is based on sine-wave oscillators that are each assigned amplitude and pitch envelopes to form the component harmonics of a sound.

The major innovation of the Acxel was, according to Technos, resynthesis. The idea is to sample a sound and extract its harmonic content using the Acxelizer. This information is then used to assign parameters, including envelopes, to the oscillators.

The Acxel comes in two pieces: the Solitary and the Grapher. The Solitary contains the main guts of the machine, including the main CPU board, the oscillator boards, the sampling board, the Acxelizer board, the floppy drive, and the I/O.

The Grapher is the machine’s user interface and is what Technos highlighted in its advertising. It’s a vacuum-fluorescent display for status information and menus and a surface of touch-sensitive nodules, 2114 of which contain LEDs.


256 ISC configuration, maximum 8-voice polyphony
Includes OS 1.099A and OS 1.12 disks
Includes copies of the original three Technos Sound Library disks
Includes Grapher to Solitary communication DIN cable
Includes flight case with casters for the Solitary"

Retroaktiv MPG-70 Random Tone Generator & Assign

Published on Dec 9, 2018 Retroaktiv Synthesizers

"In this video I'm using an MPG-70 to layer 3 randomly generated pads over, then I use the assignable controllers to animate the pad."

"MPG-70 is a 7U rackmountable/desktop controller for JX-10, JX-8P, and MKS-70 synthesizers. The MPG-70 features panel knobs and sliders to control all 44 original PG-800 parameters, plus all extra parameters added by the Vecoven firmware and PWM upgrades. (See for more info about the upgrade) The MPG-70 can control 2 JX synths at a time, and users can control each synth individually, or simultaneously.

DSI Prophet 6 Presets (Part 5)

Published on Dec 10, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Going through all the factory presets in Bank 9 on the Prophet 6."

3rdStoreyChemist DSI Prophet 6 Presets

ST Modular - ST System

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Stefan Tretau

soldering for fun and profit

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Vladimir Pantelic

"ACL Sinfonion by Mathias Kettner prototype bringup"

2018/12 Oud Magic - a mellowncholic synthie tune

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Stereoping

"This started as a test for a midified Vermona ER-9 and ended in a complete melancholic, mellow song featuring a little, free, oriental VSTi plugin in simply love, called 'Oud'. As we all know an Oud is an ancient plucked instrument from the middle east.

Drums coming from a midified vintage Vermona ER-9 Drumbox. The theme, played by Ambika, is sent through an Ibanez UE405 guitar fx offering analogue chorus and bucket brigade delay (and some strange noises from time to time). Dreadbox Nxy playing the bass. Then some strings contributed by the K4 and coloured by a racked Vermona graphic equalizer (offering channel-cascading for extreme EQ results). The EQ's output is made wide by the Zoom MT100BT's 'HD-HALL'. Finally the Phoscyon 303 emulation running through an automated Fruity Loop's 'Delay 3'.

Video shows life footage from the cockroach studio, piano-roll shoots and some gear pix."

Custom One of a Kind Vintage Korg 800 DV Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Fully serviced, all tantalum capacitors and some electrolytics replaced, qualibrated and ready to play. Design revisited with brushed aluminium and precious wood work (original plywood parts included for a reverse job if necessary) some of the original knobs replaced ( the original ones will be included ). 4 Vco's, 2 VCF Multiple EG's and ramps 3 LFO's, this monster is also capable of duophonic mode . The added korg joystick ( dss1 donor) is mechanically mounted but not yet implemented so it could be used for the desired control with simple proper wiring. One of the switches is missing his lever but can still be easily used. Very fat and musical sounds from kitsch 70's stuff to the ultra modern sharp and huge sounds everything is possible with it."

Waldorf Microwave rev A os2.00

via this auction

"Its in excellent working condition and very clean cosmetically too. All switches work as they should, the main rotary encoder is smooth and the backlight is still bright."

Akai VX600 matrix synthesiser SN 30615-00530

via this auction

"It's in excellent condition - minor marks only - and is fully working. All switches, knobs and sliders work as they should. A new backlight was fitted as part of a recent service."

Chase Bit 99

via this auction

"Chase (Crumar) Bit99 synthesiser. For reference, the synth was distributed by Chase in the UK and badged accordingly.

Its in fully working condition and has been recently serviced and calibrated.

The synth is in excellent cosmetic condition, with minor marks only."

Crumar DS-2 Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Crumar DS-2 Synthesizer. It powers on and works. The ds2 is a very rare (500 made) Crumar synth which has digital with analogue filters , 2 x lfo , weird lfo shapes and to top it off a 44 key string synth section. The machines string section makes super cheesy and cool 60's and 70's pad sounds and just plain psychedelic wavering timbres."

Oberheim DS2 Digital Sequencer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander SN G43915

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 - Groove Midi - Pro Serviced SN 202098

via this auction

"Beautiful condition including Groove Midi. Just back from Pro Service (Report included), so it can be enjoyed for years without issues."

Nord Lead 2X Anniversary Model Ltd. Edition SN 252

via this auction

"Clavia Nord Lead 2X Anniversary Model with reversed keyboard. The synth is been made in 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clavia. This is number 252 of 299 units ever made. The certificate of authenticity, owner's manual and power cord are included in the sale."

Roland SH Analog Synthesizer

Published on Dec 9, 2018 UFO LFO

"Messing with my fantastic Roland SH7 I snagged at a thrift store in 2017 for 45$. This is one of my earliest videos this thing is still working great."


Published on Dec 10, 2018 Station 252

"system: Tiptop Audio 909 and 808 Drum modules, ONE sample players, Z2040 and Forbidden Planet filters, VCAs, Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot and Z8000 sequencers, Z4000 envelopes, Z-DSP FX processors (Valhalla and EchoZ), Z3000 oscillator. Toppobrillo Multifilter, Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter, Antimatter Audio Launch Codes sequencer, RS Serge ResEQ, Vermona VcDrive, Roland Demora and Scooper. nw2s output modules. Mackie 1604 mixer."

Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 Kickstarter Video

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Modal Electronics

"The Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

- 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 / Bitcrush, Wavefolders and Waveshapers - Oscillator modifiers are applied to Wave 1. In some cases, such as for FM or AM, Wave 2 is used as the modulating signal for Wave 1
- 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”)"

ReBach CATCH Music demo

Published on Dec 10, 2018 ReBach

"ReBach Catch series music demo

Short impression of the CATCH series. Two independent CV signals to three VCO, two ADSRs and two VCFs. Applied are PWM and FM modulation."

Erica Synth-Pico Switch module in use

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have a small movie with module Pico Switch from Erica Synths.
Sometimes so small modules have a big meaning when we want to switch between different modulations manually and it's a great solution because this 3HP module provides a 3 switch connection with modulation or other fun as you can come up with the Switch module, but it is also designed for simple audio signal transmission ( several VCO) or cv signal (sequencers, EG, LFO).here also used with Black Modulator use LFO.
It is interesting that this module extends the possibilities and you can have it for 21 € and it is definitely an attractive price."

Boodaman - Sputnik Exercice 1

Published on Dec 10, 2018 Boodaman

"Exercice around Sputnik Modular stuff and West coast inspirations...

100% Eurorack based performance recorded @Boodaman studio Geneva.

Reverb: Strymon Blue Sky"


Published on Dec 10, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Showing how to use the #arpeggiator and the #sequencer of the #RolandSH01A, simultaneous, to create a complex sequence.
Being Sunday morning, probably my speech is not flowing as it should be!
Soon: releasing 64 patches for Roland SH-01A on"

9 12 18 Serge Modular System - Impro

Published on Dec 9, 2018 batchas

"Impro tonight with Serge Paperface.
Using also a Triple Waveshaper on Serge STS.

I had to cut the end because a cracking noise appeared and I could not get rid of it."

MIDERA | The distance is silent

Published on Dec 9, 2018 MIDERA

Elektron Analog Keys
Korg ESX with Eventide Space

TS-12 & 01/W FD - Dec 9, 2018

Published on Dec 9, 2018 SynthMania

"Ensoniq TS-12 and Korg 01/W FD in a variety of eras / genres:
0:10 '70s drama
1:55 '80s crime
3:59 '60s west
6:09 '70s horror
8:01 '90s pop"

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