Wednesday, July 31, 2019

STAR WARS Lightsaber AMSR // Soma Labs Lyra 8 Drone Synth Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"Programming and Improvisation by Ron Cavagnaro. All of the sound you hear is 100% from the standalone unit. Since this is improvised, a few parts might not sound exactly like lightsabers , but watch as I mold them into the sound eventually.

ASMR signifies the subjective experience of 'low-grade euphoria' characterized by 'a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin'."

Modular Synth Workshop With Live Performances by Zachary Paul & Dillon Bastan

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We will be going over the basics of modular synthesizers, both using them and putting them together. We will also have live performances from Zachary Paul and Dillon Bastan on eurorack systems, you might have seen their performances in our recent Mojave Desert Modular Experiment videos." [posted here]

Polynorth - a hybrid analog/digital polyphonic synthesizer

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Jon Petter Skagmo


"The Polynorth is my first attempt at designing a polyphonic synthesizer. It's got a completely analog filter section, combined with a powerful 200 MHz 32-bit microcontroller.

I've always wanted to build an analog polyphonic synthesizer, but they often end up being very large and complex because the size of the electronics pretty much scales linearly with the number of voices.

In many ways I think the filters are the hardest part of a digital synthesizer to get to "sound analog", so I figured out a good compromise would be to keep the filters analog and do all the rest with a microcontroller. The mostly digital architecture also has some important benefits:

- Flexible internal signal routing like a modular synth, but without a ton of patch leads
- More advanced modulation options (FM)
- Patch store/recall (including the routing)
- Much smaller size

I stumbled upon the SSI2144 filter, which is a modern remake of the classic SSM2044. It's very similar in many ways, but in a much more compact package and with better dynamic range, so a 6 voice synth could be made pretty compact. This is what kicked off the project.

The system architecture is explained in this block schematic."

See for additional details.

Logan Vocalist Analogue Choir Synth SN 678

via this auction

You can find some demos of the Logan Vocalist in the archives.

Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

Custom Minilogue XD Flashback Bass Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Rik Marston Official

Update: one more video added below.

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Custom Minilogue XD Patch Flashback Bass"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Custom Minilogue XD Patch "Flashback Bass"
Just one of the 100 NEW Korg Minilogue XD patches
coming September 1st 2019! I'm making a few banks of
sounds for the Korg Minilogue XD, Behringer DeepMind 6
& Roland Alpha Juno 1. Check back for updates!
I love getting new sounds! So do YOU!!!
This Fall 2019 will be AWESOME!

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

BEST Synthesizer 2019 Korg Minilogue XD Analog Digital Hybrid Rik Marston

Shasta Cults - Configurations - Buchla 700 Release

Shasta Cults - Configurations - Available Sept 13, 2019 Published on Jul 30, 2019

"pre-orders available now via:

A ship sinks beneath the silver mirror of the sea-top, temple gongs ring through an empty valley, industrial machinery sputters, heaves, lurches forward, stops, falls apart… These sound events may be the most acute musical referents of Shasta Cults, the music project of Canadian synthesizer technician Richard Smith. Using obsolete electronics, Shasta Cults pursues the true sound of the instrument, freed from the tyranny of emulation, no strings/woodwinds/piano presets. Shasta Cults' compositions seek out unchartered territories where sustained drones may swell, build, or evaporate; where timbres collide, amplitudes fluctuate, sounds emerge, raw, primeval, new hybrids form from the collisions of electricity and frequency. There may be stretches of silence punctuated by bell-ish tones from futures unheard; a sequence of notes may verge upon melody before mutating into ugly moans, the sonic equivalent of funhouse mirrors. But the end result is far more than chance operation, sporadic sound fields, or indeterminate academic exercise. Instead, Shasta Cults brings us back to nature, back to the possibilities inherent in nature, to the truth of evolution, stitching both musical tones, and the sounds of 21st century living into a form which is as real, as imponderable, and as ungovernable as our own memories.

Recorded in 2017, employing the processes of non-linear waveshaping, frequency modulation and feedback, Configurations consists of eight programs captured live to multitrack using a rare, fully functional Buchla 700 digital-hybrid instrument designed in the late 1980s. Whereas previously released works made with the 700 almost always consist in simple manipulations of the single factory preset, this album delves deep into the instrument's rich sonic vocabulary to offer the listener a more elaborate demonstration of the system's capabilities.

Presented here in limited quantities this release is intended as a high fidelity audio archive of this obscure musical artifact."

All Buchla 700 and effects.. a 266 controlling filter cutoff on one track.

Elektron MonoMachine "Ambient" take ONE by ElektroNoiser

Published on Jul 31, 2019 ElektroNoiser

"only monomachine, only one hand (left hand in the movil)
I've been with this mkI monomachine for a few months, but, only a two weeks to make this demo track."

That custom knob looks like a poker chip!

Prophet XL - PMM sounds

All sounds and EFX - SEQUENTIAL Prophet XL
(no Compression, no EX)

Aletsch Glacier Shrolca Instadrone

Published on Jul 28, 2019 strom morts

I think this wins for best outdoor view. Wow!

video by strom|morts
featuring the Shrolca synthesizer powered by Ripcord


See here for details on the Shrolca, and here for an additional demo.

E-MU EMAX SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) *Elektroschrott*

Published on Jul 31, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds and drums: E-MU #Emax SE #Sampling #Synthesizer (1986)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

I used some factory samples and I sampled my own synths for this track."

Dub Techno Jam in AUM with Eventide Blackhole Reverb & Novation Lanch Control XL

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Sun and Clouds (Novation Circuit)

Published on Jul 31, 2019 asogaut

"Hello fellow circuiteers! Here's something simple. I use this machine way too much I don't wanna neglect all my other stuff. -_-


TINYSIZER Modular Synth - Self-Patched Ambient Drones #TTNM

Published on Jul 31, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Anyware Instruments TINYSIZER and me playing some drones. No external input signals or effects :)"



Eventide Ultratap iOS & Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"Exploring the Eventide Ultratap I just picked up last weekend. This video explores various Waldorf Blofeld preset patches with slightly manipulated default setting on Eventide Ultratap iOS.

Eventide Ultratap iOS makes my second Eventide effect and I'll be picking up the Micropitch very soon.

The Waldorf Blofeld already sounds amazing but adding high end external effects just makes it a blast to explore. I hope you enjoy the sounds."

Pocket Operator PO-12 Rhythm mini sesión en vivo - Mini live session

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Andrés González

"Hola! Hace mucho tenía ganas de subir esto, resultado de mi período de aprendizaje con el PO-12 Rhythm. Lo que hice fue armar 4 beats temáticos separados en 4 patrones cada uno y en medida en que voy cambiando los patrones pues, jugar con los efectos. Todo lo que suena sale del PO-12, sin arreglos posteriores. Una maravilla de máquina. Ojalá les guste :D


Hi! I wanted to upload this from long ago. This is the result of my learning period with the PO-12 Rhythm. What I did was to make 4 separated beats with 4 patterns each, and then while I'm changing the pattern, well, apply the onboard effects over them. Everything you hear comes from the PO-12, without any external arrangement. I love this machine!. I hope you enjoy it :D"

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer w/ Quicksilver 303

via this auction

"Social Entropy Quicksilver mod adds a huge amount of new features to the classic tb (including filter bump step parameter), as well as adding midi in and outs and even usb midi!

Please see social entropy website for mod details

Sale includes:
1) two sets of din/serial port adapters that are required for midi operation
2) powersupply
3) quicksilver manual"

Roland System-101 Model-101

via this auction

"1970s analog synthesizer. 37keys monophonic. CV in /out Trig in/out. There is a small painting scratches on face panel. A small dent in front of 2nd F key. There is a crack in a G key. All function is working. Japanese AC plug style 100V. With original Roland hard case."

Decksaver Clear Sequential PROPHET-6 Cover

via this auction

"The tools we use to compose and produce music are dear to our hearts. Dust, liquid and accidental impact have taken many a good unit down over the years - this is where Decksaver steps in. Our Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 cover features Soft-Fit technology, providing extra protection to vulnerable wooden cheek panels that often adorn synthesizers. Precision trimmed for perfect fit whilst accommodating cables, the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 can sit ready for operation. Slides straight into a flight or soft case for maximum protection during transportation. Shields delicate controls and internal components from damage at home, on the road and on stage."

Dave Smith Instruments PROPHET 6 Keyboard Synthesizer W/ Beautiful Custom Cover SN 01077

via this auction

"Prophet 6 in excellent condition with custom dust cover from stardust."

Yamaha Motif XS Rack Synth

via this auction

Almost looks green.

"The compact Yamaha MOTIF-Rack XS gives you an enormous selection of Voices based on the popular, professional-level MOTIF XS, studio-level effect processing, five real-time Control Knobs for tweaking 20 different parameters as you play, a wide-ranging library of convenient Multi-part presets, thousands of automatic Arpeggios at your fingertips, and seamless hardware/software integration...

Custom White ROLAND SH-101 w/ Blue LEDs & New Cover

via this auction

"Monophonic Roland SH-101 WHITE COLOR BODY/BLUE LED CUSTOM ver. Customed by CustomSynth/U.K."

Studio Electronics TONESTAR 2600 ARP Eurorack Module w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"BRAND NEW IN BOX with beautiful custom color knobs. ($40 value.)

Original blue knobs will be included in box if you want to revert to stock colors."

Cwejman MMF-1S Filter Eurorack Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Cwejman MMF-1S Eurorack Modular Synth Filter BRAND NEW.

Never taken out of the box."

Cwejman RG-6 Random Generator Eurorack Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

"BRAND NEW unit that has never been racked or taken out of the box. In perfect original condition.

Comes with original box, power connector and a set of mounting screws."

EMU Morpheus Z-plane Rack Mount Synthesizer Module SN 119300747

via this auction

"The Morpheus has its claim to fame with the ability to “morph” sounds creating unique, evolving and intricate sounds . The Morpheus uses Z-Plane synthesis and filters. These are 14-pole filters that model and interpolate resonant sound characteristics. In other words, you can morph between different sounds and vary the balance of the morph between these sounds.

The Morpheus is a digital rack mount synthesizer. It features complete 16-channel MIDI implementation that can control most parameters as well. The Morpheus is easy and intuitive to operate. This plus a dual effects processor and up to six individual outputs make this a professional synth.

Polyphony - 32 voices
Oscillators - 16-bit, 8 MB ROM samples (Expandable to 16MB), 18-bit output DACs
Synthesis - Digital, Z-Plane, Acoustic-Simulation
Filter - 32 14-Pole Interpolating Digital Filters employing 32-bit internal arithmetic; 198 programmed filter types
Effects - 2 effects processors
Keyboard - None
Memory - Patches: 384 (128 RAM, 128 ROM, 128 Card); Performances: 16 internal, 16 external card
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1993"

Korg DSS-1 Sampling Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Discs

via this auction

KORG DSS-1 Sound Library cards:

KSDU-050 Midi Combos
KSDU-003R Strings & Choir
KSDU-014 Sound Effects

nanoRings (nRings) Micro Mutable Instruments Rings Eurorack Synth Module White

via this auction

"Brand new nanoRings built by an electronics engineer with over ten years of experience. Identical to a factory Mutable Instruments Rings, in only 8 HP!

The panel on this module is manufactured by Magpie Modular, makers of some of the highest quality panels in Eurorack. It is white aluminum with a beautiful textured finish.

Calibrated and tested, with factory Rings firmware. Ships promptly with a Eurorack power ribbon and some bonus treats. All our builds come with a one-year warranty, so we stand behind the quality and durability of our modules."

Teisco S-60f Vintage Analog Mono Synth

via this auction

"Teisco S-60f Rare Vintage Analog Huge Sounding Mono Synth. Fully Working!"

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: Discovering the Microvolt Episode 3

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"The third episode in a series documenting the features and functionality of the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900. This episode is an overview of the waveform mixer section."

Discovering the Microvolt Episodes

A quick tip for jamming with multiple devices - SKULPT & CRAFTsynth 2.0

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Here's a quick tip for jamming with multiple devices.. send the same MIDI to everything!

Here we have captured some chords that we are sending from the Keystep to both SKULPT (pads) & CRAFTsynth 2.0 (arp).

This shows how, with very little input, you can get a lot working quickly in return. We have added some drums and a little reverb (thanks to a lovely Eventide Orville) to gel everything together."

Testing the DR-03 circuits - MU format Modular synth

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Corsynth

"Testing the DR-03 circuits. At the beginning only sounds from the DR-03 and later together with the DR-01 Bass Drum and DR-02 Snare Drum"

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Buchla Music Easel - Eagel

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Jae Ryan

"I had this easel patch going that I really liked but I was super rushed for time so I hit record, did a couple takes and picked one of them. It's a little sloppy but I'm fine with that, its a 'performance' instrument after all.

The Easel is getting a little help from a Strymon El Capistan & an OTO BAM."

DX5 sampling a pipeline into the Emax

Published on Jul 30, 2019 DX5

Awesome shirt! :)

"I am working on a new cover and needed a certain sound. How to get it?: sampling a pipeline.
* * Guess the song I will be covering?. Write it in the comments section. * *
This sample will need some post production though, but It is a good approach to what I need."

Meet The Makers Extra: Dave Smith of Sequential

Published on Jul 30, 2019 sonicstate

"While we were in Berlin for the Superbooth show, we had the chance to talk to some interesting folks as part of our Meet The Makers Series:
Here, Gaz Williams talks to Dave Smith ( and one of the main inventors of the MIDI standard about music."

OB-6 | How To Recreate The Sounds Of The 80's | Jump | Tom Sawyer | Don't You Forget About Me

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Learson Peak

Follow-up to Synthesizer Show and Tell: OB-6 (DSI/Oberheim)

0:00 Intro
0:32 Jump - Van Halen
4:00 Tom Sawyer (Bass) - Rush
6:08 Tom Sawyer (Lead) - Rush
7:00 Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
8:52 Outro


DSI/Oberheim OB-6

Computer - MacBook Pro 
My Music Software - Pro Tools 12
Audio Interface - Focusrite Clarett 8Pre-X
Vlogging Mic - EV RE-20
Vocal Mic preamp - Neve 500 Series 511
Vocal Mic Compressor - DBX 560A
Video Camera - iPhone 6+
Video Software - Final Cut X

Official Website

50 Free Patches for the Novation PEAK

Published on Jul 30, 2019 GEOSynths

For more Banks -

Novation have released a number of FREE Patches for the Novation PEAK and last year, they asked me to make 50 and here is a demo of some of them.

If you have a PEAK or the Summit, then these will work, however make sure you have the latest Firmware from Novation to get access to all the Wavetables and extra Functionality."

Dave Smith Poly Evolver and Waldorf Q+

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Reuben Jones

"The Waldorf Q's arpeggiator sending MIDI out to the PolyEvolver. Nice and sparkly

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver
Waldorf Q+"

Rare Mulogix Slave 32 Audio Demos

Audio demos added to this post.

New Loops Phase Plant Bass Expansion

Published on Jul 21, 2019 New Loops

"New Loops releases Phase Plant Bass Expansion (Phase Plant Presets)

New Loops has released Phase Plant Bass Expansion - 64 modern bass presets for kilohearts Phase Plant. From demonic dubstep growls and talking basses, to cone ripping 808’s and subs, to punchy fm plucks and classic organ basses, you’ll find a wide range of heavy bass sounds suitable for modern electronic music.

Phase Plant Bass Expansion is split into 4 folders:

Attack Bass - these are punchy and plucky basses with a hard attack. Hard Bass - here you’ll find the metallic wubs, and distorted basses for harder styles. Sub Bass - the lowest of the low, everything from deep house basses, to jungle subs, and devastating 808’s. Vocal Bass - amazing bass growls, taking basses, and vowel basses.

Intro Price: £12.90 until end of August (Reg. £14.98).

A free demo pack available from"

Eurorack Modular Synthesizer As An Effects Processor Basic Tutorial

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"If you watched our recent Mojave Desert Modular Experiment videos with Zachary Paul or Patrick Shiroishi and are curious how these modular effects systems work this video explains some of the basics.

This video explains why you might want to use a eurorack system as an effects unit for an instrument, what you will need and the basics of patching the system together."

See Zachary Paul, Patrick Shiroishi, and more Perfect Circuit Mojave Desert Modular Experiment videos here.

Additive Synthesis in VCV Rack

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is a short video about Additive Synthesis in VCV Rack. I start with a short introduction of what is Additive Synthesis, and then I build a patch using a few oscillators that are directly connected to Additive Synthesis.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here is the patch -
You can find extra patches on my Patreon page -"

Retroaktiv - PG-800 Mini - Roland JX-8P Modification - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be looking at a modification for the Roland JX-8P, this is the PG-800 Mini internal kit from Retroaktiv. This adds the functionality of the PG-800, let's check it out!"

Retroaktiv - PG-800 Mini

Moog One | Impressions with Dev Hynes

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, engages in creative conversation with the Moog One polyphonic analog synthesizer.

Impressions captures the initial moment of connection between artist and instrument, illuminating the space where inspiration informs intuition and experience meets exploration.

Improvising alongside Hynes is musician and producer Mikey Freedom Hart, aka Ex Reyes.

Blood Orange’s new mixtape, Angel’s Pulse, is out now ("

Innovex Hammond Condor RSM Wind Instrument Synth w/ Instructions and Extras

via this auction







The CA20B was manufactured by Shure from 1968 to 1970. The CA20B had a ceramic transducer element with an output level of -73 dB V at 94 dB SPL / One Pascal. It was sold only to the Innovex division of the Hammond Organ Company. The CA20B was not sold to Shure dealers.

The CA20B attached to the mouthpiece of a wind instrument, like a trumpet, clarinet, or sax. A hole was drilled into the side of the mouthpiece. A brass adapter, with an internal rubber O-ring, was threaded into this hole. The CA20B then threaded into this adapter. The unbalanced, high impedance output signal from the CA20B was carried on a 60" cable terminated in a tip/sleeve 1/8" phone plug. The phone plug connected to the Condor RSM Wind Instrument Synthesizer, made by Innovex. The Condor was based on the electronics of the Hammond orgran and could produce a variety of sounds and effects using the wind instrument as the trigger source. Examples of settings on the Condor: Bass Sax, Fuzz, Cello, Oboe, Tremolo, Vibrato, Bassoon, etc. If the player wanted to use the instrument acoustically, the CA20B would be unthreaded from the adapter and replaced by a brass cap that sealed the side hole in the mouthpiece.

The Condor was not a success and Shure made few of the CA20B. Some players continued to use the CA20B as a horn pick up, connecting it to the input of a guitar amp. Other model numbers associated with the CA20B were CA20, CA20A, RD7458, and 98A132B.





Vintage PAiA OZ Mini Synthesizer Organ

via this auction

"Vintage PAiA OZ Mini Synthesizer Organ FM polyphonic. This item is in excellent working condition. Pic shows it in the on position with the red light on. The only thing i see wrong with it is there is only one latch on the outside of the cover and there should be 5. Very Nice Item. Condition is Used."

Studio Electronics SE-1 Analog Synthesizer SN 2781

via this auction

1978 Moog MicroMoog Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 7230 - Restored w/ Doepfer MCV4 Converter

via this auction

"Amazing oscillator and filter plus sample and hold, osc to filter, an audio input, and a pitch bend touch sensor! Micromoogs rule!

The Los Anglees Synthmasters at Rosen Sound restored this beast including key bushings, action, pot cleaning, switched CV to the standard 1v per octave, and s-trig gate jack to 1/4". This upgrade to connects a Micromoog to any other equipment (they were made with .9v/8vo CV for some reason probably cost).

Also included is a Doepfer MCV4 companion with an AC adapter which hooks up to play/ sequence from MIDI including Mod Wheel or Aftertouch to the filter cutoff! You will need three 1/4" Y cables to connect it. A perfect combo!

Everything works as it should."

SN 7230 was previously posted in 2018.

Westlicht Performer Eurorack Sequencer.

via this auction

"Recent build with black aluminum panel and acrylic screen cover. Includes 16 GB micro SD card. Latest OS already installed. 100% functional. Amazing Sequencer!"

See this post for demos with an ST Modular FLITZEM DEFÖR sequencer.

Monome Arc

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Elta Music Polivoks-M Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Polivoks-M in eurorack format, one of the first batch. very rare at this moment!

delivery from Ukraine with tracking 2-4 weeks. please check my feedback."

First time I've seen it in euro format. You can see demos of the desktop in the archives here.

Macbeth Mk1 - Oscillator A, Filter A, Dual EG

via this auction

"Three amazing sounding Macbeth 5U/MU Mk1 modules."


via this auction

Looks like an old school car stereo. Thought these were all phased out before USB.

Freddy's Multimoog Repair (by Synthpro) SN 2243

Published on Jul 30, 2019 synthpro

"This is a video I made going over Freddy's Multimoog.

Thanks for watching and all the support!


G-Storm Electro Pro VCF Eurorack Filter First Look [Demo #1]

Published on Jul 30, 2019 gstormelectro

Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

The Pro VCF is a faithful adaptation of a well-known 4-pole synthesizer filter in Eurorack.
The core of this design lies an Alfa AS3320 filter chip based on the original Curtis.
Let's put the Pro VCF through some paces.

0:00 Opening
0:23 Intro
1:01 Audio
0:19 Features
1:49 Audio
2:04 Input: analog PWM, Saw (Pittsburgh Synth Box)
2:43 Input: Digital Wavetable (E352) (PPG anyone?)
3:22 FM of Cutoff

Eventide Blackhole Reverb is Amazing on iOS!

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

App Store: Blackhole Reverb - Eventide

Erica Synths Cowbell

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Cowbell module is an extended, modular version of Yocto (808) cowbell. For more sonic versatility we have added Tune and Decay controls, as well as Tune CV with an attenuator for nice vibratos. The module is developed in collaboration with the French company e-licktronic.

Manually and CV controlled tune
Decay control
Manual trigger
Accent input
Module width - 6HP
Module depth – 35mm"

Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer S³-6R (EsCube-6R) Ver. 5 Sound Preview

Published on Jul 30, 2019 R-MONO Lab

“Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)
English Page :

The S³-6R is originally developed by The Synth-Sennin (Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer) who was once a sound engineer of the Company “R”. It is innovative digital synthesizer which is clearly different from conventional any other analog modeling synthesizer.

Individual synthesis based on originally developed phase control and modulation method (αα-Phase Modulation). Driving in High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) and 6-voice polyphony. Also the alias noise is very low even when extreme modulation is applied. RaspberryPi is used as the platform.

Roland SH101 & OTO Machines BIM

Published on Jul 30, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Kurt Ader "Ambient Waves Festival" Munich 25th May 2019 Trailer 1

Published on Jul 30, 2019 Kurt Ader

"Kurt Ader live in Concert at Nazareth Church, Munich

Visual Effects: Andreas Merz"


River Synths - Dendrites

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

This is the first post to feature River Synths.

"The Dendrites by River Synths is a highly versatile multimode filter with different resonance characteristics and a drive circuit. A very nice colouring audio processing tool, with a certain presence and a musical behaviour."

River's Dendrites is a true multi-multi-mode filter. A very nice colouring audio processing tool, with a certain presence and a musical behaviour. The filter modes (16), resonance (3) and overdrive (2) all have different options to choose from - a total of 96 different combinations. And then there are five CV inputs, additional switches, controls and attenuators. The “art” of Dendrites is to never appear overloaded with features, but to always be playable - and to sound very good.

Dendrites is a multimode filter AND phaser. Two of the 16 modes are designed as pure all-pass filters, which can produce a rather deep phaser sound despite being there being only four stages/poles available. Four more modes are a mixture of allpass and lowpass, bandpass and highpass. The remaining ten are one- to four-pole, "pure" variants of LP, BP and HP.

The dry, wood-like basic sound of the discrete transistor circuitry always shines through. By adjusting the input level and the resonance behavior, the Dendrites can be made sharper, softer, thinner, wider, firmer and more fluid. And with the drive activated, it's even quite aggressive.

Each of the three resonance settings plays a role in achieving said characteristics: "Vintage" for soft and round, stronger colouring behaviour. "Q-Comp" regulates the relationship between audio signal and resonance, providing a different presence. And "K-Style" means Korg classics sound and therefore also has a dominant resonance sound and a rather mid centered output.

At the center of Dendrites, however, is a click encoder with which the 16 different filter types can be quickly selected. This is also possible with CV. Also the resonance is CV controllable. AND Dendrites also tracks stable over at least four octaves and can be used as a sine oscillator (with Drive = Waveshaper). With exponential and - for filters rather unusual - linear FM. The FM/Cutoff input is switchable between lin/exp and is bipolar (+/-5V), while its neighbour "Envelope" is designed for unipolar envelopes (0-10V). Both have an attenuator for scaling the input signal.

Especially in the setting "K-Style" it is worthwhile to activate the drive. With the input-gain in the middle position in order to leave some air for the resonance. With vintage resonance on the other hand and especially in 4P-lowpass mode you can and should move the input gain to past 3 o’clock. "Q-Comp" has a different presence that allows for settings moving subtly between 9 to 12 at the input and thus working out different shades of saturation.

Dendrites reminds in many settings of classic synths. But you will also notice that it's a unique, self-designed and modern circuit - especially the way it saturates and how agile it can be with fast modulations ... and with how little background noise there is!

North Coast Synthesis - MSK 007 Leapfrog Filter

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"The Leapfrog follows its own path - the filter architecture is very unusual and powerful. The slope steepness is always at least -61dB per octave - hardly any other module is able to take such a hard grip on incoming audio signals."

Funkstill - Filter Threek 13700

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

This is the first post to feature the Funkstill brand.

"Filter Threek is a unique multimode VCF. It combines low-pass, high-pass and / or all-pass stages to process sound. The sound character ranges from beefy to nasal. Colorations reminiscent of a Phaser effect are possible as well. The resonance could be described as very muscular. There are six filter combinations available. Thanks to several inputs and outputs, you have a total of twelve operation modes at hand, though. A very important feature of the Filter Threek: You can crossfade between all the filter modes. A flexible CV routing system guarantees very dynamic results."

Vermona - Random Rhythm with - Blck_Noir

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Random Rhythm is a random generator that is specialized in producing beat structures. The sliders set the probability, eight channels in two groups of four. Very intuitive and playable rhythm generator - here in use with the Blck_Noir wich provides the drum sounds and effects."

Details here.

ACL - Sinfonion (all ACL patch)

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"ACL's Sinfonion in one of the simplest applications imaginable - here three oscillators are played in different chords and the audio signal is then processed with the Dual State Variable VCF. ACL's QLFO controls the cutoff and resonance of the dual filter. No effects, only different chords selected by hand."

CG Products - Noise VCA

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"The CG Products - Noise VCA. This little module has a lot to offer, you get a nice multimode filter, VCA and noise source - just add an envelope and a VCO and you have a full synth voice. Here we used the CG Products XR22 VCO and an envelope from Maths. At the end of the audio chain there is a little bit of Erbe-Verb. The modules by Christian Günther are hand assembled here in Berlin."

Niio - Iotine Core 4

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"The Iotine Core 4 is a fully analog, voltage-controllable audio processor with three differently equipped and combinable channels.

Here we show the unit in combination with an Acidlab Drumatix and the Haken ContinuuMini.

Two signal paths are equipped with a smooth sounding multi-mode filter, an extremely flexible saturator and a low-noise VCA. The difference: Each channel offers a unique combination of seven (!!!) saturation and distortion circuits. The third signal path features a multimode filter and a frequency divider / multiplier with distortion capabilities. Furthermore, there is a HAR envelope and an envelope follower. The modulators can not only influence the cutoff of one or more filters, but are also usable to create compressor and expander / gate effects.

Even though the video already shows a lot of action, the Iotine Core 4 can be much more subtle as well as much more brute if you want it to be. Very very versatile!"

Frequensteiner, WMD PDO and Soundmachines Lightstrips

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

Mike Brown's creations live on.

"In this short video we show that with just four modules and a small case it is possible to build an unusual percussion/sequencer box that is played via two Soundmachines LS1 Lightstrips. The Phase Displacement Oscillator gives us the possibility to create something like a repeating four step trigger sequence, when tuned down to LFO territory. These four events then ping the filter. In the end of the video there are also some filter-sweeps by the legendary Livewire Frequensteiner! We have added some effects to the main output."

The Metasonix RK6 -12db low pass tube filter

Published on Jul 30, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"The Metasonix RK6 is a low-pass filter based on a tube-design. In this video we show one of the great strengths of this module - adding warmth to digital oscillators. Our sound source in this example is the E-355 - we send the signal alternately directly into the mixer and through the RK6 and then into the mixer. No other effects are used. Why are we doing this? That's what Phil can explain best:

"Often customers ask me how to add some warmth to a digital signal or sample. I never really had an answer ready, because many devices saturate and distort nicely but lack in delivering on precisely this cliché. When it comes down to it, to make it sound warm all the ugly, cold and overexaturated parts of the signal should be eliminated. The beautiful parts should be captured and enhanced. The Metasonix RK6 closes this gap like a hero. Listen to the linked Video below to hear how it forms a round piece of music from of a cold, stiff wavetable sequence. The 2nd part of the video contains pure Metasonix DNA.

Conclusion: It is ugly but closes a crucial gap in your soul."



Published on Jul 30, 2019 Space Cat Audio Technologies

SDS Digital Accord Melisma User Lists

Published on Jul 30, 2019 freshnelly

"Here's a short Video on the 3 types of user lists. At this time the prototypes have 4 sets of lists but the final product will likely have 8!"

SDS Digital Accord Melisma

Monday, July 29, 2019

Rare Mulogix Slave 32 - Wendy Carlos DK Synergy Rack Synth SN WC002 ?

via this auction, also on Reverb

Update: you can find a link to the schematics and user manual further below.

Only one was previously featured back in 2011 for a MOTM sale posted here. According to the seller: "Supposedly the WC stands for Wendy Carlos but I have never been able to verify it. i even contacted Stoney the creator of the Slave and he thinks I am correct BUT he can not find the records in his attic."

Auction description: "I purchased this Slave in 1998. I was not even aware they existed until reading Mark Vail's book 'Vintage Synthesizers'. I am sure that book is what infected a lot of us with the vintage synth BUG.

This is like a rack mount Synergy with more features. You can control the velocity, pitch, and modulation from any vintage or modern midi controller.

The internal board is marked 002 and the hand written serial number has faded or been accidentally wiped off with a misguided spritz of contact cleaner but it also reads 002. The synth is in overall good, un-abused shape with no bent rack ears etc. It does have some very mild rack rash here and there in the typical places but overall it is very clean.

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 PE Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

EDP WASP Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

"Electronic Dream Plant Limited, WASP Synthesizer. Battery operated. Used, all functions work. 5 knobs missing their covers. Some ware and gaff tape residue on the underside. Must have for any synth collector. Does not have MIDI as the one on E-Bay from Sweden wrongly states. The Link connector are for the propitiatory digital interface EDP developed so you could link several Wasps with a Caterpillar controller."

1984 E-MU Systems Emulator II SN 1681

via this auction

"Working condition Perfect !

Recently serviced!
It has both original floppy and HxC drives installed.
recognizable/highly coveted 1980’s sounds."

ARP Odyssey MKI 2800 w/ cv mods (1972)

via this auction

"Have a closer look at the pictures!?

Yes thats correct! It’s modded with cv patch points all over to give you some of the 2600s capabilities!! Including cv pitch control!

The mod work was done by the famous Phil Cirocco,

This unit is in fabulous condition, is in perfect working order and sounds incredible, was restored by switched on.

We are only because we have 2 arp 2600s the little guy is hardly being used and that’s a shame!!"

MAM SQ16 MIDI Step Sequencer SN 9392001

via this auction

"If you love x0x style sequencers and heavy duty metal chassis, this is the sequencer for you! Like any x0x sequencer, it’s very easy to learn but can also be very deep. Power supply and cheat sheet included. This SQ16 is in really great shape and is a blast to use"

The sound of 40 oscillators

Published on Jul 29, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

Freeman String Symphonizer & Roland synths - Jupiter-8, Juno-60, JX-3P, KORG Mono/Poly, DSI Tempest...

While the flames shine above me - eurorack house jam outdoor with squarp hermod

Published on Jul 29, 2019 sector

"A little jam at Filo Braccio prehistoric village in filicudi. The village was inhabitated before 1700 b.c. ,when the settlement was abandoned and moved on top of Capo Graziano, which you can see behind me, partially shadowed by the dusk. There the villagers had a higher defense chance, continuing the culture of Capo Graziano originated here at Filo Braccio. the village was discovered in 1959, but it was caved out only in 2009"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with OLI ROCKBERGER

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

"Writer, producer, keyboardist, and vox man Oli Rockberger’s credits are both wide and deep. He’s gigged live or in studio with a virtual Who’s Who list of A-players including Jordan Rakei, Becca Stevens, Louis Cole, Carly Simon, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Steve Jordan, Richard Spaven, John Mayer, Steve Gadd, Gloria Gaynor, Nathan East, Will Lee and Randy Brecker. Oli is also a member of Laura Mvula’s touring band and has appeared with her on Glastonbury’s main stage, The Lincoln Center, at The Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra, Jools Holland, and Afropunk (NY, Paris, Jo’berg).

Oli is also a co-founder of influential electronic project Mister Barrington, with Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle. Together they’ve released three albums in addition to the five solo collections Oli has put out under his own name. Oli’s latest, the self-produced Terra Firma, is a blend of modern folk and soul with an ambient and electronic sensibility, reminiscent of recent work by James Blake, Bon Iver, and Bibio. Upcoming plans for Oli include two new solo releases in the works for October 2019 and Spring 2020, in addition to a number of exciting writing/production projects for others.

We chatted with Oli on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music."

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

Novation Releases Over 1,000 Free Artist Patches for Peak and Summit

via Novation:

"To celebrate the launch of Summit, throughout August, September and October, Novation are going to be releasing 1000 presets suitable for both Peak and their new flagship synth from artists including Legowelt, Craig Williams, Lightbath, Hinako Omori, Emily Sprague and Shawn Rudiman, amongst many others.

Give Peak to different people and they will always produce dramatically different sounds.Playing to Peak and Summit’s particular architectural strengths – like the multiple simultaneous synthesis types, analogue filters, VCA and distortion, the high-quality onboard effects, and so on – these patches can be of huge educational value, too, giving you insight and inspiration around the varied approaches to programming Peak and Summit to find your own sounds.

Ultimately, these 1000 artist presets comprise a vast and diverse library of basses, leads, pads, arps, FX and more that showcases the synth itself, as well as the skill and talent of some incredible sound designers – and they’re free.

At the same time, Novation have also completely redesigned the Components application from the ground up, so that you can really take advantage of the librarian and the variety of presets offered by all these inspiring artists.

The new Components browser puts the Bank Editor and content side by side, and enables content to be dragged directly into the Bank Editor patch list. Presets can also be filtered in the browser, and you now have the option of showing the Novation and User banks together. Mandatory login is no longer a requirement, either, as you can now use site-wide features without logging in (although you do still need to make an account and log in to store user content in the cloud).

1000 artist presets for Peak and Summit will be released in weekly sets via the new-look Components between the end of July and the end of October."

Additional details at Novation here:

Gristling Throb - Solo Novation Summit going through its Bi-Timbral Paces - Multi patch -CALC- Jam

Published on Jul 29, 2019 -CALC-

"I was lucky enough to get a handful of my multi patches alongside the other amazing presets for the Novation Summit and this came up while jamming on one of them.

I called this patch "Gristling Throb" for no reason other than I found the name funny and this kind of throbs in a gristling way (and I dont even know what that means). You know.... like you do when naming presets.

Part A is a strange and quite wild self generative patch with heavy use of FMing Osc 3 (set to a wavetable) into Osc 1 and the filter.

Part B is where the music is happening and it was simply a few chords strung together that I liked the sound of.
This is all played all live and it was one of those "in the moment" kind of things half way through an extended jam. But luckily the camera was rolling.

A lot of soundscaping is done with the Mod wheel and the Animate switches on Part B.
This is Summit only, once again the rest of the gear is sitting quite dormant, this was the part of the jam when no clock was running and free play was the order of the day."

Soundmit 2019 Set for November 2nd & 3rd in Turin, Italy

You can find full details on the upcoming event at

The following is the initial press release announcing partnerships, a new location, and what to expect from this year's event:

"Soundmit ​is the ​international trade fair specialized in electronic musical instruments and new audio technologies ​that takes place annually in Turin​.

The event, with a history of ​eight ever-growing editions​, hosted ​exhibitors from 11 countries in 2018, welcoming ​over 800 visitors​ and 170 ​operators in the field​ in the two days of the event.

It has obtained the patronage of the​ Italian Trade Agency​ (, the ​Polytechnic of Turin​, the ​Polytechnic of Milan​, the ​University of Rome Tor Vergata,​ the ​DAMS of the University of Turin ​and​ ARDUINO​.

In addition to the exhibition part, the programme includes the inclusion of ​workshops​ and training sessions​ in collaboration with major ​international schools​ and companies in the sector.

The programme is enriched with talks and panels with the sponsoring Universities and international guests​ of the sector.

Soundmit is also a chance for visitors to meet sector companies and apply for ​job opportunities.​ Engineers, software developers and graphic designers are currently among the most requested profiles in the music sector and the presence of universities and performers such as Arduino exponentially increases the possibilities of developments in this direction. Soundmit has also the support of 17 international media industry partners who will cover the event with articles, interviews and reports.

A complete report of the last two editions can be seen at the following addresses

Soundmit is among the founders, together with the ​SynthFest France​, of ​E.M.E.A. - Electronic Music Events Associations​ (, a ​European consortium​ created to support events similar to the Soundmit, to provide a quality brand to participating companies and the public, as well as to coordinate similar events and thus avoid overlapping and guarantee always the highest quality standards.


New Location

Soundmit 2019 returns to the ​centre of the city of Turin​ in a breath-taking historic location: over ​1000 square meters of exhibition space​ within the ​ARSENALE DELLA PACE​, a building from the 1700s that housed the military industry of the First World War, now a point of multicultural meeting and Italian headquarters of Sermig - Youth Missionary Service.

The Programme

The strength of the Soundmit is the rich programme that will characterize the two days.

The timeline of the event is being defined but we can anticipate that it will be full of appointments, among which we point out:

- ​Awarding​ of the international contest ​"Soundmit & Hackability Music Prize​"

- ​Presentation​ of the University courses related to the world of technology and sound - ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Microphonic Soundbox

- ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Ableton Live
and more:

- ​Showcase​ and previews with companies and with the best endorsers and product specialists. - ​Workshops​ and seminars made with our content partners

- ​Talk & panel​ with international guests, the protagonists of the sector talk about themselves at Border Radio, our media partner, with a series of unmissable interviews.

- Live performance.

DEPECHE MODE - DAVID GAHAN´s BBC Acorn Master / UMI Sequencer For Auction?

via this auction


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