MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ednes In Pieces

Published on Dec 12, 2018 tarekith

"Ambient OB-6 explorations on a rainy and cold December morning. The OB-6 is used completely standalone, all sequences were prerecorded into the unit itself. Everything you hear is directly from the DSI OB-6, no additional effects or processing has been applied."

Live stereo input granular demo for the Percussa mSSP

Published on Dec 12, 2018 PERCUSSA

Percussa mSSP on Kickstarter

"Live stereo input granular demo on the percussa mssp kickstarter prototype. The patch in the mSSP consists of a granular module, 2 LFOs for start and pan modulation, an SVF before the granular input, and a delay and reverb module after the granular. The granular has a built in recorder with overdubbing and dry/wet controls. All granular parameters can be modulated using internal or external signals and it's possible to run multiple granulars in parallel, sending their stereo outputs to the 4 outputs of the mSSP. The mSSP will come with a PC/Mac editor to edit all patches. All synthesis and FX are done on the mSSP at 96kHz 32-bit. Output of the mSSP recorded using the big SSP at 96kHz 32-bit, and synced to video afterwards. Input signal for the mSSP was 2 STOs + 1 FUNCTION by make noise."

Update: some additional info from this kickstarter post:

"The granular can load WAV files as well, instead of using a live input. You have the following parameters to play with, which can also be modulated using audio or CV signals, internal or external:

Start of Grain Selection Window
Length of Grain Selection Window
Grain Level
Grain Frequency
Grain Duration
Number of Grains
Frequency Modulation
Randomization of Grain start and Duration of Grains
Dub factor for overdubbing
Blend factor for Dry/Wet mix of Live input / Granular output
Pan position
Randomization of the Pan Position "

OUT NOW - Ocean Swift Synthesis Polyphenom AHS - Windows 64/32 VSTi and Standalone

Ocean Swift Polyphenom Advanced Hybrid Synthesizer - Addictive Synthesis Published on Dec 12, 2018 Ocean Swift

"Immersive polyphonic additive-subtractive hybrid with an extensive feature set and built in effects. Built with our patented "crafted with love" and "forget the tech and just tweak it" technologies.

Grab it at for a special intro price!

Main Features
Core synthesis chain of a harmonic oscillator with 16 clean additive partials with control over frequency, panning and modulated volume

Plus 2 fully featured raw analog style subtractive oscillators with ring modulation.

Unison and dedicated pitch modulators are there for the entire oscillator section.

Advanced clean FM on the additive harmonics with dynamic modulation on the FM signal itself.

Low pass filter with dedicated envelope and LFO modulators. The filter LFO features inverse modulation for a neat stereo filtering effect.

Dedicated LFO modulators for everything, with analog style waveforms in free rate or tempo sync mode – intuitive and versatile.

Extensive set of built in effect that include: Panner, Crusher, Phaser, Delay, Chorus and Reverb. Sculpt a deep and polished sound.

Hundreds of factory presets – mystical sounds at your fingertips."

XOR Electronics Nerdseq Eurorack Sequencer Review Demo Tutorial Part 5: LFO FXs RNDM BPM More...

Published on Dec 12, 2018 SonicVoltage

All parts here.

"XOR Electronics NerdSeq Sequencer In-Depth Review Demo PART 5: more FXs [*PART 1 Features-Overview, Hands-On Sequencer Screen Features, Navigation, Clip Launching, Solo/Mute, etc... see: *]

In this Eurorack Modular NerdSeq Review PART-5, we look at more FXs, controlling Automator LFO parameters ‘per-step’, Randomizing FXs, Random Steps Jumping, Per step control of pattern/song ‘stop’, BPM control ‘per step’, Transposition BASE FX, etc…


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XOR Electronics NerdSeq - PART 5 - INDEX:

00:00 Introduction to the ASLx FX which allows us to control Automator (e.g. LFO) parameters ‘per step

1:07 Description of the simple patch used, without FXs, before we start applying FXs

2:34 A recap of the Automator menu and specifically the LFO and LFO’s Parameters

5:51 Adding the FX: ASLn to Pattern-Steps. We can start and stop the LFO ‘per step’ and use the ASLn FX to control a bunch of other Automator (LFO) parameters ‘per step’ - e.g. LFO Shape, LFO Speed, LFO Shape, LFO Phase, etc…

11:36 RNDM FX (Randomize the parameter of the next FX)

15:30 SPFX (a set of Special FXs) - With these you can activate specific commands on any Pattern-Step, e.g. Stop Track at End of Pattern, Stop Track Now, Stop Song Now…
- a quick summary of available Clock/Reset ‘output’ commands
a quick summary of FX ‘Reset’ commands

20:22 SPFX RANDOM JUMP (Jump to another step within that current pattern)
22:50 - A suggestion about the RANDOM JUMP functionality

24:32 - Just a mention of ReSync FXs commands

24:53 BPM FX - Ability to change project BPM ‘per step!’

27:51 BASE FX. Controlling pattern’s pitch transposition ‘per step’

29:51 End of Section and more…
Thank You!"

Sonicsmith Christmas 2018

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Sonicsmith

"Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas sale is still on and has only 14 days left!
Head over to Amazon US or UK to get 15% (for single product)-20% off (for two products) and make sure to get into the audio controlled synths world.

Our Euro Amazon store
Our US Amazon store

Modular :: Buchla Drones :: 3 Presets

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Mike Thomas

"A series of three simple drones created on a Buchla 200e (Skylab) system. I switch between 3 presets on the same basic patch (in other words, no cables moved)."

Severely Weathered / Neglected Waldorf Q, Alesis Andromeda A6, & Ensoniq Fizmo

Waldorf Q via this auction

Alesis Andromeda via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo via this auction

No mention what happened to them, but if I had to guess on the Waldorf Q, the Nextel paint got sticky and someone attempted the talcum powder fix. Apparently you can coat stick plastics with talcum power and then give them a light wipe to clean any excess off. The silo knobs likely broke apart, which actually happened to me on my XTk as you can see here.

That said it looks like a job gone horribly wrong. I was going to say the A6 and Fizmo faired better, but check out the cigarette stains on the keys, dirt on the surface, and missing knobs. They look like they've been stored in an outdoor shed. The listings state they are estate sales. There are other synths listed including an EMU PK-6 Proteus keyboard, XK-6 Extreme Keys, Proteus 2000 rack synth, and two Yamaha EX5s. On the non synth front there's a Porsche steering wheel for anyone interested! Click on "See other items" to right of the seller's name after click any of the three auction links above.

Rarebeasts Auto Drone & Wicks Looper Experimental iOS Apps

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Rarebeasts

"The Auto Drone is an experimental musical instrument that allows you to create low frequency drones and other experimental sounds. This instrument runs on 3 oscillators that can be detuned and PWM shifted to create complex waveform outputs. The Reverb, Delay and Filter effects add to the complexity of the waveform."

The Wicks Looper experimental iOS app

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Rarebeasts

"This iOS version of the Wicks Looper is a soft-synth reproduction of a hardware synth that I build in my Etsy store. This looper functions as close as possible to the original unit and will allow many more people to experience the sounds it produces as I only get to make a few units a month."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z & Skulpt - Born Slippy

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Matt Craven

"One of the Skulpt pad patches sounded a bit Born Slippy to me"

Prophet XL - Nick Semrad

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Sequential

"Nick Semrad on the Prophet XL! More Info:"

GEOSynths Sound Design Tutorials - Sequential Prophet 6 - Oscillator 2 as Mod Source

Published on Dec 12, 2018 GEOSynths

"Rather than doing a Patch from scratch...which, well, it ended up being. I decided to do a Video that has a focus on using Oscillator 2 as a Mod Source and how it works as an LFO, works with the Poly Mod section and Audio Rate modulation."

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder & Interstellar Radio

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"Schlappi Engineering has two gritty and noisy eurorack modules. The Angle Grinder ( is a quadrature oscillator and filter with built in complex feedback paths for squaring up and distorting the signal. The Interstellar Radio ( modulates and then demodulates a signal with the options of adding lots of odd aliases from the transmission. This patch is sequenced with Noise Engineering modules, the Integra Solum, Mimetic Digitalis and Zularic Repetitior. The Sinc Iter is used as the sound input for the Interstellar Radio to create a noisy snare sound. The Mutable Instruments Stages is used as five envelopes to modulate the bass sound of the Angle Grinder. Intellijel’s Quad VCA is used as VCAs and Mixers and the WMD/SSF DPLR adds a delay effect to the snare sound.

Interstellar Radio available here:

Angle Grinder available here:

#PerfectCircuit #Eurorack #Synth"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Boss DR-110 analog drum machine (1983): unboxing, tutorial, review and TR-808 bass drum mod.

Published on Nov 26, 2018 2kB of Fun

"Boss made a couple of budget analog drum machines. After the first, the DR-55, they came with the Dr. Rhythm Graphic in 1983.

In this video the DR-110 gets unboxed, you will see how to operate it, and it wil be modified to make the analog bass drum a longer bass drum, to mimic the sound of the Roland TR-808.

The iMac G4 in the back captures the sound from the DR-110 using classic Phonic Firefly 302 FireWire audio interface.

Filmed with a Nikon D850 in 4K, a 28mm 2.8 AIs and a 85mm PC-E Tilt-Shift lens.

I'm wearing a custom made Korg DS-8 T-shirt."

Side note: 2kB of Fun has a cool video on a vintage electronic game systems book here (and a top 5 list here). Life is a trip: 1 year after collage by Todd Barton

Published on Dec 12, 2018 TheEndorphines

"Its been a year!
We launched life is a trip contest to unite the community all over the planet Earth.
Without leaving our office we meet so many inspiring, creative people of this community.
We'd love to thank you for your support and encouragement.
According to Todd the sonic exploration can take you way beyond the Earth."

Calm Modular Synth Jam w/ AE Modular and Arturia KeyStep (in HDR on supported devices) #TTNM

Published on Dec 12, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here’s another mellow modular synth music jam in HDR (on supported devices). I’m playing some notes with the KeyStep’s CV outputs on top. Good morning! MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- AE Modular synth with touch sensor and square wave party DIY modules :D
- Arturia KeyStep Pro CV keyboard"

TEST SERIES Electro Harmonix Key9 Mojo Hand FX Dewdrop Villanova Mother 32

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Electro Harmonix Key 9 Electric Piano Machine processing Moog Mother 32.
Additional effects Boss EQ, Earthquaker Disaster Transport, MojoHand FX Dewdrop, and Villanova.

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"

DX5 playing Depeche Mode "Memphisto"

Published on Dec 12, 2018 DX5

"Enjoy the Silence" B Side.

Gear used:
Kurzweil PC1x
Emu Emax II
Access Virus TI Snow (for backtrack)
ReVox B77 MkII tape recorder (spare, as the main unit "smoked" at rehearsal)
Backtrack recorded first on Pro Tools, then dumped to tape.
Original song composed by Martin L. Gore
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara.

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​1

Published on Dec 4, 2018 Nacho Marty Meyer

high-quality download:

01. Yamaha TX216 - TF1 Dream
02. Ensoniq ESQ-M - HARD_CEM3379
03. Kawai XS-1 - MAPA_3
04. Casio CZ-5000 - Adrenalynn_7
05. Roland MT-100 - Orange Buildings
06. E-MU Vintage Keys - Hidden People
07. Yamaha FB-01 - Peleadores
08. Roland MKS-70 - ETIONS
09. Kawai K4r - Factory Outside
10. Kawai 100F - The Arabian Dude

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol.2

Published on Dec 8, 2018

Published on Dec 8, 2018 Nacho Marty Meyer

high-quality download:

01. Commodore 64 - SID_B 00:00
02. Oberheim Matrix-1000 - Her Bodas 00:26
03. Casio CZ-5000 - Lucy en el telo con amantes 8:13
04. Yamaha FB-01 - Dubbian Dub 10:04
05. Roland MKS-70 - Oceanfront 14:28
06. Yamaha TX216 - Looking For Robox 17:29
07. Roland M-VS1 - Room 5_1979 22:21
08. Kawai XD-5 - Mapa Incorrecto 25:06
09. Yamaha TG33 - Afternoon Road Show 27:00
10. Korg EX-800 & AKAI S2000 - Octakorg 29:03
11. Roland MKS-70 - Telefunk70 31:21
12. Roland JV-1080 - Gaming The Ghetto 34:03

Buchla OP-1

via this auction

Roland MKS-7 Rackmount Synthesizer And Drum Machine Juno 106 TR-707

via this auction

"Roland MKS 7 Super Quartet. It is best known as being a Roland Juno 106 that is multitimbral and includes velocity sensitivity, along with the sound engine from the Roland TR-707 embedded in it as well."

1970's Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer SN 2141

via this auction

"Works great but will need new key pads. This is an original not reissue."

Roland SH 1000 Synth in orignal case

via this auction

"It’s in great condition for its age and never gigged."

Note the Roland logo visible from the inside of the case in the bottom pic.

ARP Solina String Ensemble SN 0093141 w/ Music Sheet Stand

via this auction

"ARP Solina String Ensemble First Model with Original Factory Chorus Mod, Expression Pedal and Case

ARP / Eminent Solina String Ensemble E.K. (first model) in very good condition, a few scrathes on wood panels and most of the lettering on the front panel is gone, but the buttons and keys are in good condition.

Sounds amazing, a bit more "open" and trebly compared to the more classic E.K. 2's.
No oxidation or double triggering, a joy to play!

This particular one was modified by ARP/Eminent in the Netherlands, where it was originally purchased straight from the factory: a Chorus button.
Not to be confused with the regular Modulation, which is permanently engaged on this early version, but a very sweet sounding, slow vibrato and chorus effect. We've never seen or heard this mod before.

Included is the rare Expression pedal, works fine but should probably be calibrated for optimal performance, the note stand (!) and an elegant made-to-measure, padded suitcase."

Roland SH-7 SN 670120

via this auction

Oberheim OB-XA, 8 voices, MIDI, studio cover, excellent condition

via this auction

"OB-XA in excellent condition. Works like original. Maintained by Boomer of SynthCo in Los Angeles. Has a Encore MIDI kit installed. Its the better of the two MIDI kits available for OB-Xa's. Exterior in excellent condition other than a few minor scratches on the top (see pics). Includes rare OB-Xa studio cover. Comes with pedal. Has been used rarely in smoke free studio."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 371445

via this auction

Oberheim Mini-Sequencer CV SN 0117

via this auction

"Had this restored a few years back. Works well and is super cool sounding. Has a great feel to it, kind of hard to explain."

ST Modular - KAS ´n Beat #1

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Stefan Tretau

Mutable Instruments Stages - Easter Egg - Harmonic Oscillator - Full Accompaniment

Published on Dec 12, 2018 isvisible isinvisible

"The Mutable Instruments Stages has a fantastic Easter Egg, a Harmonic Oscillator.
There's no secret button combo or anything like that to remember, just use the provided cable that came with it and join the two sets of 3 pins on the back of the module.

I've made another video of this patch, but just using the Stages and doing a quick demo, here: [below]

Arpeggio melody: Mutable Instruments Stages
Single high notes: Mutable Instruments Braids
Drums: Simmons SDS 8
Percussion: Folktek Matter
Bassline: Livewire AFG"

Mutable Instruments Stages - Easter Egg - Harmonic Oscillator - Quick Demo

"Patch notes for this quick demo:
CV: Koma Komplex Sequencer
Gates/Triggers: The first 3 inputs from the left are steady triggers from an ALM Pamela's Workout.
The last 3 inputs are from an Iron Ether Pithoprakta which has it's looping turned on and off to create random, then locked in patterns.

There's a bit of clipping in the video caused by me having the input to the camera turned up a touch too much. Div."

An Introduction to Self Patching René

Published on Dec 12, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"With three CV and three Gate outputs, plus three CV and FOUR Gate INputs, René has much self-patching potential. This video scrapes the tip of the feedback iceberg."

SKULPT synth | An ambient soundscape saga "Raise & Shine" with Specular Tempus

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Funk Tree

"I created a distant ambient tale with almost no melody and Incoherent knob noodling with heavy reverb with Specular Tempus. Utilizing ALL 8 modulation slots of the SKULPT. Mostly for velocity and aftertouch to get the extra expression going
Enjoy with headphones! Scene arranged by my daughter with a few DUPLO lego cubes :)"

Analog filter audio input fun

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Tony Horgan

"This is an early preview clip from my forthcoming video series 'Analog Synthesis Made Easy'. Here, I show you how to use the audio input of an analog synth to filter a whole song or track, using the Korg Monologue. You can even play along! The track is called 'Everything Sounds Like Something' which is available from Bandcamp"

Dangerous and awesome zone tube Fusion Mixer from Erica Synths

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
I have a new movie showing the dangerous and awesome zone Tube Fusion Mixer from Erica Synths.
at around 3/4 of the volume, it starts to saturate greatly and gives audio overloading on the vacuum tube.
Special function Fusion Mixer - great effects overdrive lamps when the level knobs are set to 3 hours or above. In combination with percussion machines, it even emulates sidechain compressors. When used to mix signals from the VCOs Fusion Mixer, it works like waveshaper, especially if pulsed modulated pulse signals are used in one of the inputs.
Drums from PICO Drums module."

Waldorf Quantum - Super Dyna Keys RK

Published on Dec 12, 2018 Default Corporation

"in this patch (done by me from scratch) key dynamics and long reverb, both create the right atmosphere.
Hope you like it."

Rob Papen "The 4 Elements Synth" Book/DVD Video Tutorials

Videos added to this post.

Spaced-out Synth Improv - Big Noyd ft. Mobb Deep with OP-1, Circuit & Volcas

Published on Dec 12, 2018 MakingSpaces

"Some spaced out synths along with the Recognize & Realize acapella by Big Noyd ft. Mobb Deep. Using the Novation Circuit, Volca Beats, Volca Keys, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Arturia Keystep & Eventide H9.

The only pre-sequenced bits were the two synth lines coming out of the Circuit. I improvised drums on the Volca Beats and Circuit, the OP-1 synth, and the Volca Keys. Some thick tape delay out of the H9 added some nice depth.

The best bit for me was messing with the turntable, trying to sync the acapella on the fly, and just play with it as another layer in the music. I'm not a DJ so this does not come naturally to me at all."


Published on Dec 11, 2018 Max Vicinelli

More like LFO modulation. It would be interesting if you could modulate samples against each other.

"Download from this page your free single cyle waveforms:
A short video that explain you how transform your digitakt in a simple fm drum machine. 2nd part soon as possible. Stay tuned."

Patch n Tweak

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