MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator Back in Buchla & Mini 200e System

Note the K4815 on the left.  The mini system pictured features the K4816, 1979 Dao, and a Buchla 267e via Noisebug.

"In-stock now. Ships immediately.

Introductory Price: $950
(through 12/31/18)
2019 Retail Price: $1099

Building on the success of the K4815 Pattern Generator originally designed for Eurorack, the K4816 offers Buchla users this amazing module with a design optimised for this high-end format. The K4816 Pattern Generator by Kilpatrick Audio packs incredible power into a single space module. The K4816 can produce notes and varying control voltages for a wide range of musical and experimental sound applications. Its unique approach to music creation is sure to have you finding new melodies and rhythms never heard before. Unlike a step sequencer, where the player picks each note in a sequence, the K4816 creates sequences by combining a scale, a visual pattern (as shown on the display) and a sequence playback motion to determine the rhythms and notes that are actually played. Other parameters can adjust the note and sequence length, as well as the transposition, direction of playback, and so on.

Novation Peak - Sound Design Tutorial with Will Mitchell

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Kraft Music

"Shop exclusive Novation Peak BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Will Mitchell from Kraft Music provides a step by step tutorial on some sound design techniques with the Novation Peak synthesizer.

Novation Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesizer with analog sound and digital flexibility. Peak's unique New Oxford Oscillators use two waveform generating methods: analog-sounding NCOs (numerically-controlled oscillators) and digital wavetables. Warm and rich with a resonant multi-mode analog filter per voice, Peak also features three distortion points, an extensive modulation system, and the ability to receive polyphonic aftertouch. In addition to USB and MIDI ports, Peak connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Novation Peak bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

TOP 5 EURORACK MODULES According to DivKid

Published on Dec 21, 2018 DivKidVideo

A huge thanks for Chris at for supporting the work I do and sponsoring this video on the Top 5 Eurorack Modules as per the sales from the first year of business at Tin Shed Modular. I wanted to have some fun and wish Tin Shed a Happy Birthday with some great British weather and upbeat spirit ... so I hung around in wet, damp, freezing cold rainy places blowing those streamer things and making a mess with party poppers. I also donned a rather fancy party hat. Check out demos for some of the top 5 modules linked below.

Also thanks for Edward Ball for his great abstract paint work that provides a lush background for the modules and to Matt Gaines of MMI Modular for the great USB powered mini case."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z - Wonderful Christmastime

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Matt Craven

"Teenage Engineering OP-Z and Roland JU-06 doffing their caps to Macca's Christmas classic."


Published on Dec 21, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"‘Tis the season ❄️❄️❄️
Enjoy a cup of kindness and some Yuletide harmonies with your friend Mr Tuna and the Roland #VT4 ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽถ
๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”œ Hang on tight for a special holiday single with Jared Cropley and a full-on Christmas album release from yours tru-ly and the legendary David Kandal. Coming SOON!! ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„"

Solstice Beats (TX Wiggle 37)

Published on Dec 21, 2018 poorness studios

"Happy Solstice everyone! I did a jam to celebrate. The Microbrute is the heart of this clip. Its married with the modular to produce a HUGE sounding monosynth. The Jarmaggeddon and Volca Beats get in on the action as well."

Percussa mSSP Walkthrough with Voice-Over covering Hardware, Software and Patches

Published on Dec 21, 2018 PERCUSSA

"In this video I give a tour of the hardware and software of the mSSP eurorack module. I explain how the mSSP works and show how patches can be created and edited, using a few simple demo patches. I also explain the patching system of the SSPs and how patching will work in the Mac/Windows editor that comes with the mSSP. All audio synthesis done on the mSSP, recorded using an RME interface and synced to video afterwards. Back the mSSP on the kickstarter page and receive an incredible powerful module in 26hp for only $549. Now or never!"

UNCPROP FamilyTool – Modular Synthesizer Extension for Moog's DFAM, Mother-32 & More


"It will ship ready to play starting approximately July 2019. And here’s what it does:


6 A/B switches for up to six switchable routings
2 of which are OR-logic mixers
No external power source needed*
Passive MULT (1:4 or 2x1:2)
Patching fun with 24 I/Os

Fits eurorack modules up to 20hp and 35mm depth (e.g. Clouds and MATHS)
Perfectly fits DFAM/Mother-32 and
Is a great addition to any other semi-modular synth
For heavy users & beginners
StretchGoal: internal PSU
Then also works as a standalone eurorack case/effects unit
Handcrafted wooden panels (walnut)
*The MULT-OR-SWITCH module operates passively. To power other eurorack modules, we have planned an internal PSU (Power Supply Unit) as a stretch goal – please see below.
The FamilyTool will be assembled by hand in Munich, Germany."

New Dreadbox Hypnosis Teaser

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Dreadbox

The design reminds me of retro 80s Peavey!

"Time Effects Processor with 3 Independent Effects :
Analog Spring Reverb with a 3-Spring Tank and a Unique Pitch Modulation Circuit
Stereo Analog BBD Chorus-Flanger with 3 LFO Waves
Stereo Digital Delay with 3 Delay Types and Freeze Function
Variable Input and Output Gain Controls (from MIC to Eurorack Levels)
Saves up to 49 Presets

- Available in Summer 2019 -"

Cimmerian Caves Crazy Christmas Sale!

Published on Jul 9, 2018 Artificial Noise

"Cimmerian Caves V2 - 25% off - only $200 plus shipping - that's nearly $70 off the regular price!

Artificial Noise is offering for a very limited time the Cimmerian Caves V2 for $70 off the regular price! It's a crazy deal so don't miss out!

To order visit:

Although it wouldn't be possible to get the Cimmerian Caves to you by Christmas, if you would like to give one as a present, I can send you a certificate to place inside a card letting your favorite noise-maker that something special is being hand made just for them!

--- Cimmerian Caves V2 ---

Echo/Vibrato/Chorus + Fuzz

Dark, warbly and tape-like. Dense modulating echo's. Thick, woolly tube-like distortion. Definitely NOT one of those sterile clean delays, but warm and full of character.

Consisting of a tape-like Echo unit (approx. 925ms max delay time) which, depending on the setting can also be used as Vibrato or Chorus. Along with the Echo effect there is also a thick and woolly Fuzz/distortion. Highly tweak-able with 8 knobs.

Along with the standard line level 1/4" inputs and outputs, the Cimmerian Caves V2 also has 1/8" modular inputs and outputs. These allow for the 'hotter' Eurorack signals to be used with the Cimmerian Caves, lowering the input to avoid distortion and raising the output level back to the hotter modular signal.

Cimmerian Caves works great with synthesizers and drum machines, but it also works perfectly well with guitar and bass!

Ships with 9v power supply (region specific)"

Waldorf Quantum Hybrid Synthesizer

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"The Waldorf Quantum ( is a hybrid synthesizer with three digital oscillators per voice that can produce wavetables, analog style waveforms, granular samples and resonator sounds, with a dual analog filter as well as digital filters and effects. The Quantum is polyphonic with eight voices and a 61 note keyboard. There are many modulation sources and a powerful modulation matrix allowing intricate routing options. The Quantum builds on Waldorf’s history of wavetable synthesizers and adds many new sound generating options."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

1987 Alesis HR16 and MMT-8 "Yes there is a Santa Claus" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up.

"Alesis HR16 drum machine and MMT-8 sequencer 'Yes there is a Santa Clause' full page colour advertisement from page 19 in the November 1987 issue of Keyboard Magazine."

Let's Play with Zero Input Mixing

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Tim Webb

"Apps like Audiobus and AUM have made effects apps a mainstay of iOS music production for years. Let's make some fun textures for our granular synths, using just effects apps and no input!

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: (Patrons of both campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Keen Association 268e

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Todd Barton

"A simple test drive of just one of the 4 oscillators in the KEEN Association 268e Graphic Waveform Generator."

BURG1k Synth Kit Setup - Session Six (volca bass, monologue)

Published on Dec 21, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

!! As a patreon you will get access to making of videos of all the BURG1K sessions and more !!

#BURG1K session 6 - #KORGmonologue #volca - ambient landscapes

On this second track using the monologue I wanted to explore some more ambient soundscapes, dial the beats back and mainly work on getting a good feeling for the monologue and how it performs in the workflow. Also, letting the volca bass show its low end capabilities.. oh my does it rumble. You have to (with very big emphasis) listen to the track in proper headphones or speakers, else you will miss out on lots of the bass information.

The LFO is working the filter in the vBass, and also with the attack it bubbles pretty wildly, so there is a fair bit of envelope clicks here and there in the volca when notes come in, this is expected.

I have two patches stored in the monologue, standard vanilla 2x sawtooth + LFO on pitch to give it a slight vibrato. Only difference between the two is that the second one has VCO1 detuned a fifth.

The monologue is very easy to work with during the track, and this is one of the most important things when having a limited setup, e.g make sure to change the sounds often, work the controls to help give the tune some variation.

The looper replays a simple pre recorded monologue melody, which is then sent through the same FX.

I hope you will enjoy this one!


Gear used

- KORG volca bass
- KORG Monologue
- Zoom MS-70 CDR FX
- Behringer 1002B mixer
- EHX 720 Stereo Looper
- 2 track Recorder, Zoom H5

Moog Sub 37 synth solo (GeoJam excerpt)

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"Turning a soft lead into something much brighter with the Moog Sub 37 filter. This is an excerpt from a track that will be on the Synth Jams II album."

Audiobus MIDI Learn

Published on Dec 20, 2018 AudiobusApp

"MIDI Learn Comes to Audiobus, Bringing Great MIDI Controller Powers

MIDI foot switches, control surfaces and other MIDI sources can now control every aspect of award-winning iOS audio and MIDI app Audiobus, with the exciting new MIDI Learn feature launching today.

Audiobus 3.3 is available today for iPad and iPhone and introduces powerful new MIDI Learn features. An extensive range of functionality can now be controlled via a foot switch, control surface, grid controller or any other MIDI input device.

With the $2.99 MIDI Learn In-App Purchase, users can switch presets, adjust levels, toggle or manipulate effects, and control an extensive range of third-party app functionality via the Audiobus platform’s Connection Panel and Remote Triggers features.

Building on the rich features and widespread third-party support of the Audiobus platform, Audiobus MIDI Learn makes Audiobus an even more potent tool in the studio or on the stage.

Full list of MIDI Learn actions:

* Switch presets
* Mute and unmute, solo and un-solo apps and Audio Units
* Adjust gain, pan and effect dry/wet: continuously, by direct assignment of a particular value, or a nudge up and down by a particular value
* Toggle effect bypass
* Toggle session play/pause
* Adjust session tempo
* Adjust Audio Unit parameters
* Switch to apps and Audio Units
* Toggle play/pause for apps
* Trigger any Connection Panel button
* Trigger any Audiobus Remote button (an expanded set of third-party app functionality)
* Switch Audio Unit factory presets
* Send MIDI messages to Audio Units (PCs, CCs or Notes)

Audiobus ( is available on the App Store for $9.99 USD. Audiobus MIDI Learn is a $2.99 USD In-App Purchase."

Found 8mm Film - 1950s Xmas Kids + Bonus Sea Sausage

Published on Dec 20, 2018 peahix

"8mm film found at a garage sale. Music is Johnny Largo At The Optigan ( Scanned w/ Moviestuff Retro Universal."

"This CD contains all of the known promotional recordings that Mattel produced for the Optigan. Basically there were two different cassettes that were distributed at different times: one containing 1/2 hour of Christmas standards, and one containing a 15 minute “tour” of the Optigan, featuring voiceover work by Mike LeDoux. For anyone who is interested in hearing how the Optigan sounded in the best of all possible circumstances, this CD is a must. Johnny’s arrangements and performances are remarkable!

A specially customized Optigan was used for the recordings which minimized hum and buzz, but this CD proves once and for all that the Optigan, even at it’s very best, was still an incredibly noisy and lo-fi instrument!! Bottom line: I don’t want to hear any more complaints about scratchy discs!! ;)”

Mindphaser - Eurorack Complex Oscillator - Audio and Vector Animations #2

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Hexinverter ร‰lectronique

"Our forthcoming eurorack modular complex oscillator will be available in mid 2019!

Here is a juicy bit of audio with some cool vector animations generated from the audio outputs! This is #2 in the series. We'll be uploading more audio and video tidbits as we finish getting the module into production! :)"

ROLAND SYSTEM-8 | FM synthesis w/ Dustin Good, Roland Product Specialist 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Dec 21, 2018 synth4ever

"Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer FM synthesis demo and sounds by Dustin Good, Roland Product Specialist.

With the v1.20 OS update, the Roland System 8 synthesizer gains addition FM oscillators and functionality. This brief demo showcases some of the FM sounds and patches possible on the Roland System-8 digital synth with this new firmware update.

This Roland System-8 FM demo was filmed at the Vancouver Roland Inspiration Center in Surrey BC, Canada as part of the Metro Synthesizers Vancouver synth meetup event in November 2018."

Steelphon S900 demo... one of the best analog synthesizer made in Italy

Published on Dec 21, 2018 VSMI

"Steelphon S900... 2 oscillators analog monophonic synthesizer Made in Italy. Multitrack recording in 2007."

Company of Quail EIT1 Stand for Elektron MKI Machines

via this auction

"This is a stand for two of the original / MKI Elektron boxes. The stand folds down and the rear leg becomes a handle for easy carrying. If you are an owner of some of the MKI machines or Monomachine / Machinedrum this would work great!"


via this auction

I don't think I ever noticed how small these were. That, or that's one large hand.

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"I bought it new (I’m the original owner).

I haven’t played in over 25 years. It has been on my wall in a smoke free environment.

I had a ground lift (on & off switch) put on when I was playing."

1978 Korg MS-20 Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"Vintage Ensoniq SQ-80 Sequencer / Synthesizer in excellent condition with user's manual, sound cartridge, factory voice data disc #1, and power cord. Never gigged, only used in recording studio. 75 multi-sampled and synthesized waves on board, 5 complete multi-sampled drum sets, poly-key pressure sensitive 61 key keyboard with aftertouch, 8 track sequencer, MIDI in,out,thru, and 20 song sequencer banks."

Kawai SX240 SN K-7481

via this auction

Gestrument Pro Tutorials

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Gestrument

Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 - Patch Demos

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesiser Sequencer Demo

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Modal Electronics

"Short demo of the realtime sequencer built into the Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesiser"

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer Firmware Update v1.1

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Polyend

"We're glad to announce that the Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer firmware update v1.1 is now officially ready and available for download on our website. Please, update your unit. Big thanks to all the beta testers for invaluable aid!

- The Live recording mode is now enabled.
- Redesigned initial and calibration functions.
- Edit the step values while the sequencer is running.
- The Grid MPE functionality is now enabled.
- The Grid pads are now velocity sensitive (with three different velocity curves to choose from - soft, medium and hard).
- New MIDI menu (full bilateral MIDI input/output implementation - including transport, clock, CC communicates & MIDI channels).
- MIDI channel per voice option. Control, play and sequence each of Medusa's voices on a separate MIDI channel form 1 to 6.
- You can now transpose your sequences while they're running by pressing and holding the hold button.
- Two new Grid layouts including the "guitar" layout.
- Shortcuts for targeting the ENV to LFO and LFO to LFO rate, wave and amount.
- Notes and Chords are being transposed in a chosen musical scale.
- Note sustain mode when the Hold button is lit (great for drones).
- The separate OSC tunings in P1 and P2 modes are now unlocked.
- All the beta user reported bugs are now fixed."

How To Play "Beverly Hills Cop"

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Here’s how I played the “Beverly Hills Cop” theme from the 1984 movie, using only Arturia gear.
Download the Full Master and Multi-track for free:

Here’s the Arturia units I’veI used on this video:
- MiniBrute 2
- Drumbrute Creation
- Audiofuse"


Beverly Hills Cop Theme (Axel F) Explained

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Here’s the full tutorial on how to play “ Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer..
Download the Full Master and Multi-track for free:"

Small Jam Roland SH-2 Arp Explorer 1

Published on Dec 21, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here is my small jam on Roland SH-2 and Arp Explorer 1. Arp Explorer is rare and hard to find. It is small nice synth. Roland SH-2 is really great synth. Love it.

Drums are from TR-808 plugin from Roland Cloud."

WALDORF QUANTUM // 7 More Custom Presets

Published on Dec 21, 2018 Genshi Media Group


I thought I'd share seven more custom presets I've been working on that hopefully show an interesting variety of possibilities that can be achieved with the Waldorf Quantum Hybrid Synthesizer. Every preset I created here started with a blank "Init" program. Names of the patches and Oscillator assignment are as follows:

My Super Synth - 0:19
Osc 1 = Waveform Oscillator with 2 Kernels of Saw Wave
Osc 2 = Waveform Oscillator with 2 Kernels of Saw Wave
Osc 3 = Wavetable Generator with True PWM Wavetable

My Wide Wavetable - 1:55
Osc 1 = Wavetable Generator with my own Custom Wavetable
Osc 2 = Wavetable Generator with my own Custom Wavetable
Osc 3 = Off

My Batcave - 3:17
Osc 1 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample
Osc 2 = Waveform Oscillator with Warped Triangle Wave
Osc 3 = Resonator

My Carillion Resonator - 5:05
Osc 1 = Resonator
Osc 2 = Resonator
Osc 3 = Resonator

My Sci Fi Soundscape - 5:51
Osc 1 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample
Osc 2 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample
Osc 3 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample

Dirty Robot Love - 8:40
Osc 1 = Wavetable Generator with Talk Tool
Osc 2 = Waveform Oscillator with Saw Wave
Osc 3 = Off

My Meditation - 10:05
Osc 1 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample
Osc 2 = Particle Generator with my own Custom Sample
Osc 3 = Resonator"

OP-Z cover of Africa by Toto

Published on Dec 20, 2018 Nathan D Farrell

"This cover of Africa by Toto was made completely with the Teenage Engineering OP-Z."

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