MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

'Alice In Asylum' jam#01 - psychedelic analog-electronic sound

Published on Jan 21, 2019 seek sound

"starring alice-1387 soviet analog synthesizer"

Prophet X sounds by Everett Dudgeon Part 2

Published on Jan 21, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"Here are some sounds I've been working on with my Prophet X. Some patches are direct covers of movie themes but a lot of them are original sounds inspired by these flicks. No overdubs or mastering. Everything is played in real time or with the accompaniment of the onboard sequencer and arpeggiator.

There are some common influences in there like Big Trouble In Little China, The Blob and Children Of The Corn but there's also a lot of obscure ones like Robowar, Blood Beach and Aenigma.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019"

Prototype Dubreq Stylophone S2 SN 8P3G1P

via this auction

"This is a very rare pre-production version of an obscure, but amazing-sounding 2-VC0 analogue synthesizer that was handmade in very limited quantities in Hastings in the UK. There's no box, but has a downloaded manual and is in very good condition.

This prototype has the beautiful metal ends that were replaced on the production version by not so nice white thermo-moulded plastic. This means the end cheeks are not labelled on this machine, but the controls there are just CV; gate; tuning; volume; external input; and power input.

This may appeal more to a collector given its somewhat eccentric design, but capable of very raw and powerful sounds, particularly if you like Radiophonic-style music or vintage EMS-style sounds. See Cuckoo and Automatic Gainsay clips on Youtube for a good demonstration of what it can do.

The S2 can be played from its own Wasp-like keyboard (by hand or stylus, included) or controlled via CV/gate. I ran it with a Roland A-01 for MIDI control, but any standard MIDI-CV converter such as a Kenton would do the job."


via this auction

"Thunderous unit, plenty of tweakable knobs, midi controllable (in and thru), they only come with euro power buy uk adapter included as per pic.

Site blurb......

MBS-100 is a monophonic bass synthesizer inspired by synthesizers produced in the soviet era times while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It has 19 knobs, 3 switches and 4 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound and MIDI.

- Method of synthesis: Hybrid analog-digital synthesis
- Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO): Two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate). Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to Aelita, Polivoks synthesizers for example
- Octave ranges: 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2
- Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF): One fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters
- Envelope Generators (ADSR): Two
- Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA): One, fully analog distortion effect selection switch
- Low frequency oscillator (LFO): One with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF
- MIDI interface: MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni)
- Audio output: One mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack)
- Controls: 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators
- Case: Durable steel case with wooden cheeks
- 2 pin euro power supply included"

QU-Bit Chord + Z-DSP Valhalla

Published on Jan 21, 2019 insanic4

Custom Roland MKS-80 MPG-80

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Synth Love

"Few patches on my MKS 80 Custom ala Jupiter 8"

Custom orange vs. blue accents.

Update: pics via this auction

"I have here for saly my MKS80 + MPG80 Custom ala Jupiter 8 looks

This unit has new LCD ( blue backlight )

Extra Memory Cartridge M-64C

Owner Manual

100% working in mint condition ...was serviced in Ireland by John Henson in 2017"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with JASPER WIJNANDS

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

"Jasper Wijnands a.k.a Shook is an independent producer, composer and musician based in The Netherlands. Shook’s’ music is inspired by artists such as Air and Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 2013 Shook released his self-titled debut album and later released the synth-pop and jazz funk inspired Spectrum in 2014, from which Milestones was featured in the very first episode of Netflix series Better Call Saul. He has been commissioned to do remixes for artists Kimbra, Jamiroquai, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding and many others.

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

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

Jordan Rudess plays the DSI Prophet X

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Jordan Rudess

"The Prophet X keyboard is an incredible keyboard instrument featuring a stunning sample set by 8Dio."

A Few More Icons for the Upcoming Elektron Machine

Second set of icons added to this post in via Soviet Space Child.

KiwiTechnics Introduces the KIWI-30 - Major Upgrade for the Roland MKS-30

via KiwiTechnics

"This is an upgrade for the Roland MKS-30 rack mount synth module. This upgrade will add full midi support, Arp and Sequencer and 1536 tones storage. The upgrade also adds a LCD display into the redundant cartridge slot.

The Kiwi-30 Upgrade features:

1536 Tones in 3 Sets of 512 can be stored and all can be edited. It is also possible to edit any Tone using the front panel, PG-200 or midi.

Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required.

MidiCC & Sysex support for parameters edits and Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump & Load. The Kiwi30 will support full midi control and editing in real time.

The Midi Through Port on the MKS-30 is converted to Midi Out so midi dumps can be made

Key Assign Modes are Poly Single, Poly Dual, Poly Triple, Unison & Solo

Each Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest)

Portamento in all modes

DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes. In addition there is a 'Analog Feel' parameter that add an adjustable small random frequency to each note. Detune is best used with Poly Dual, Poly Triple or Unison keying modes for greatest effect

Three independent envelope generators. These are traditional ADSR type. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3 and has an Inverted or Normal modes.

Three independent Low Frequency Oscillators with 6 waveforms each. Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1-3. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only. There is a forth LFO that is dedicated to the Chorus Mod

Korg Polysix - Benjamin LAZZARUS Meets Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Benjamin LAZZARUS

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Korg Polysix (Analog programmable synthesizer 1981)
Video: 'Close encounter of the third kind' - Steven Spielberg 1977"


Published on Jan 20, 2019 UFO LFO

The SP1 Eurorack Case – a modular 3D printed Eurorack Case

A 3D printed eurorack cases via Spiller Photo.

Torsten Spiller, the man behind the case will also make the STL files for 3D printers available for those that want to print their own: "A lot of work and effort during the last weeks to get this thing finalised. A fully modular 3D printed Eurorack case. I will also share STL files for 3D printers soon that the modules can be either bought through my online shop or stl files downloaded from my webpage. I will also share STL files for 3D printers soon that the modules can be either bought through my online shop or stl files downloaded from my webpage."

Details via Spiller Photo:

"Why be limited to modules when it comes to a flexible modular system? Why not also to be flexible with the casing? The SP1 growths with your needs. From the small to-go modular drum synthesiser setup up to the fully fledged modular home system…or even combine a stationary system with a mobile system. The SP1 can be extended vertical as well as horizontal.

Features of the SP1 Eurorack Modular Case

Flexible modular case design
3D printed and use of standard Eurorack thread profiles
Horizontal Extendable
Vertical Extendable
Build in cable shaft on the back (shaft is accessible with the modules SP1H10CC or SP1 H10DCC)
Light Weight
Good Cost/Performance Ratio
Horizontal or angled desktop position*
70mm module depth
Current available SP1 Eurorack case modules:

Tiptop Audio VCA - FX Send Automation

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Station 252

"User manual patch example #4"

Tiptop Audio VCA

Kohinageneraattori January 2019.

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Kohinageneraattori

Novation Circuit, Mono Station, TTSH, eurorack, Drumbrute & more.

Erogenous Tones RADAR Overview Videos by Learning Modular

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Learning Modular

"The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. It offers a large amount of control over the shape of the envelope, as well as options to combine envelopes together, including quad and octal 'LFO' modes.

These movies are part of the extended version of the Learning Modular online Eurorack Expansion course:

For even more information on the RADAR plus more, become a member of the Learning Modular Patreon tribe:"


1. Erogenous Tones RADAR 1/4: Overview (LMS EE)
This first movie provides an overview of what RADAR can do, in the context of taking a one-envelope voice and making it sound more interesting by using more envelopes:

00:00 overview
00:26 baseline patch: one EG
01:31 patching an external VCA
01:49 envelope 1: AR for VCA
02:54 envelope 2: AD for wavefolder
03:44 setting envelop level with BLiP expander
04:38 envelopes 3 & 4: two envelopes combined for VCF
07:44 envelope 5: FM depth
09:39 converting envelope 5 to an LFO
10:44 summary
In this movie, I focus on the options available to tweak how each channel responds, focusing on the envelope shape controls:

00:00 overview
00:34 Repeating, AR, and AD modes
01:27 Attack and Decay rates
01:42 status LED colors
02:27 envelope Shape controls
03:44 setting envelop level with BLiP expander
05:34 voltage control of mode
06:12 voltage control of shape
06:48 Analog versus Digital retriggering
08:01 voltage control of rate (BLiP required)
08:24 wrap-up
3. Erogenous Tones RADAR 3/4: Quadrature & Octature modes (LMS EE)
The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. It features quadrature and octature modes where sets of four or eight envelope channels are sequenced to create overlapping patterns:

00:00 overview
01:12 System Mode options (single quad, dual quad, octature)
01:46 quadrature mode explained
03:12 Speed control
04:28 Gravity control
05:24 Shape Delta control
07:09 dual quadrature and octature modes
4. Erogenous Tones RADAR 4/4: BLiP Expander (LMS EE)
The Erogenous Tones RADAR is an octal (8-channel) envelope generator with AD, AR, and looping options. Its BLiP Radar Expander Module adds a number of capabilities, including presets, digital attenuators, inverting and “rolling” (folding) the envelopes, chaining them together, delay, and more. This movie covers the features I personally like:

00:00 overview
00:23 selecting and editing functions
00:52 D-Trig (don’t trigger selected channels)
01:55 Invert
02:33 E-Seq (envelope sequencing)
05:16 Delay
06:40 S-AD Swap (voltage control over envelope times)
09:17 Level
10:19 Roll (envelope voltage offset and wraparound)
11:41 Reset
11:52 Presets
12:36 and there’s more...

Erica Synths & Gamechanger Audio PLASMA DRIVE

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Erica Synths

"Plasma Drive is the Erica Fusion series module developed in collaboration with the high voltage distortion experts Gamechanger Audio."

"It's official. Plasma Drive is the Erica Fusion Series module developed in collaboration with Gamechanger Audio. Available from 20th of February 2019. Video demo out now!

Gamechanger Audio is a Latvian company committed to exploring the uncharted territories of music electronics and creating devices that provide real value while stretching the imagination of both musicians and engineers. In their Plasma Pedal they managed to combine Tesla coil with a lots of Rock and Roll and the result is one of the worlds heaviest sounds with plenty of unique features and the potential to become the new standard of distortion.

Similar as Plasma Pedal, Plasma Drive gives you a new and previously unexplored method of achieving signal clipping in 16HP. Instead of using LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the Plasma Drive boosts audio signal to 3000V and transforms it into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges in a xenon-filled tube. In essence – you are playing a lightning bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analogue audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with tons of unique character!

The eurorack module Plasma Drive brings sounds of the Plasma Pedal to the next level. As per eurorack standards we added CV control over distortion level and dry/wet mix, as well as octave up and 1 and 2 octaves down tracking oscillators that add even more harmonics to the original signal. Tracking oscillators can be switched on/off manually or via trigger signals. The Plasma Drive module is powered via conventional eurorack PSU ribbon cable and the power consumption is around 150mA.


o Unique distortion flavour

o CV control over distortion and dry/wet mix

o Assignable equalizer (pre- and post effect)

o 1 octave up & 1 and 2 octaved down tracking oscillators

Release date 20th of February 2019

Plasma Drive module will be exhibited @ NAMM Show 2019 within Gamechanger Audio,

booth 3347"

Meng Qi - Performance Demo 1

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Meng Qi
🎥 : YingTao 🍒

intersubjective speed and pitch

intersubjective speed and pitch from tehn on Vimeo.

"tactile control over granulated sound clips.

upcoming arc support for norns."

1991 Korg Wavestation A/D Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"This Korg Catalog contains information and picture’s of the Korg Wavestation series.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Korg collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This Korg Catalog has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

1984 Korg Superdrums/Percussion Catalog

via this auction

"This Korg Catalog contains information and picture’s of the Korg DDM-110 and DDM-220 Drum Machines.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Korg collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This Korg Catalog has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

1989 E-MU Emax II Brochure

via this auction

"This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/E-MU collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This E-MU Brochure has no writing, highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it.This brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

Yamaha TG77 FM AWM Synth Module SN JX01006

via this auction

"Yamaha TG77 FM AWM Synth Module Version of SY77 SY99. New LCD display backlight just installed."

ARP Solina Model 1 VS EKO Stradivarius

Published on Dec 25, 2018 Italian Vintage Stuff!

"Very first model ARP String Ensemble VS the rare EKO Stradivarius.
No effects added."

via this auction

"Very rare String Machine for sale, the iconic EKO Stradivarius. A collectors item in good condition considering it's age, lid included. Plays great, good key action, sliders are in good shape, no oxidation or double triggering. Tons of character and, with all the sections engaged, capable of a BIG sound! Six sections with individual volume controls for each section, making it versatile compared to many string machines from the same era. Variable Attack and decay controls. Quite similar to the very first Model Solina, the bass and cello sounds are spot on, while the other four sections are unique, again, see the video of this very machine on sale here. Much lighter in weight, with 16 kilos to the Solinas whopping 26."

EMS Pitch to Voltage Convertor

via this auction

"Triple slew limiter and random voltage generator don’t come with this sell.
Very good condition but there’s a little crack on the wood that was fixed ( you can see on the picture, on the back left side)
The module was serviced last summer."

Some SNs pictured:
5433 S
5295 P
5224 K ?

Why We Bleep Podcast 011 - Tom Whitwell/Music Thing Modular

Published on Jan 21, 2019 mylarmelodies

"On the one year anniversary of Why We Bleep, we decided to return to revisit our very first guest, the immense and fascinating Music Thing Modular-making journalist, consultant and all round thought-provoking person that is Tom Whitwell. In it we generally hang out and chat discuss all manner of music technology, gear, people, things and ideas." | Music Thing at Thonk

Buchla Multi-Mode Feedback Filters Model 13700 & Vedic Scapes Dynamic Resonant Filter Set Model 4020

Model 13700 via this auction

Update via Vedic Scapes: "This Module was not built by me but likely assembled by a customer who bought a kit version."

"Model 13700 Multi-Mode filters from the DIY Buchla module builder known as 'Vedic Scapes'. Clone of a filter design from Belgian synth manufacturer Lassence.

Bouncy, acid-y, self-resonant 24db filter on top and a rich growling 12db filter on the bottom. The bottom has a feedback knob which seems to inject sound between the two filters. Multiple attenuated audio and CV inputs on both.

This module has very solid construction and everything is in great shape.

This is the mk 1 version."

Percussa Synthor System 8

via this auction

"Synthor System
Engine, remote, stand, 6 Wireless Pro AudioCubes, usb hub/charger and cables. Super powerful and cool performance synth. The Engine has a lot of DNA in common with the SSP. Can be controlled completely by the cubes or used as a Deep midi driven synth. Kick Ass piece of industrial design, and unique concept for synthesis. Got this for a collaborative project that fell apart (distance does not make the work grow faster). This has been sitting on my dining room table, unloved for months (and months). Have a new os upgrade and processor heatsink Bert sent me that has yet to be installed. New project and different horizons beckon."

Wiard 300 Modular Synth System

via this auction

"Nice, rare, early Wisconsin Audio Research & Design modules.
341 Classic VCO
321 Sequantizer
371 Wogglebug
361 Dual Mixolator
331 Dual Envelator
352 Borg Filters
311C Controller (Cary Grace)
Controller Aid/expander, module frame (Cary Grace)
Thedra, Jurgen Habile Living VCOs and a tie line module in shallow boat.
Power One 3 amp Supply and SKB rack/case.
Power cables and a pile of patch cords."

Buchla 208 synthesizer & zimm02 filter by Zerosum Inertia

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Ritchie DeCarlo

Force Tutorial Series – Hybrid DJing with force

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this workflow tutorial, we investigate Force’s potential as a live DJ performance tool. Also shown our friends Denon DJ's Prime Series DJ system."

Waldorf Microwave XT - Sounds 4

Published on Jan 21, 2019 waterdropmusic

"In this video first part I play in performance mode then 2 individual sounds in regular sound mode. I hope you enjoy some of my random melodies :)"

waterdropmusic Waldorf Microwave XT - Sounds

Making music for a painting with the Korg MS-20 and MS-10 synths

Published on Jan 21, 2019 once upon a synth

"I compose a song from scratch based on a painting. I'm using the Korg MS-20 and MS-10 synthesizers and this is more of an ambient track that fits the mood of the painting more. #art2music"

Nonlinearcircuits: Delay No More

Published on Jan 21, 2019 JAkoGreyshire

"Two PT2399 delay chips in series and four feedback loops! Well, this module can do some cool things to audio that is fed into it, but I get lost in it for hours with nothing in its input. So, here is an example of a few of the sonic possibilities.

-One module challenge- Nonlinearcircuits Delay No More"

How to Sync Korg Volca to Korg Ds-10 Tutorial

Published on Jan 21, 2019 ChrisLody

"Here's a viewer request video on how to sync Korg Ds10 running on a Nintendo DS into a Korg Volca. The process involves creating a panned click on Ds10 and playing all other audio from the Ds from the other channels. It's great for adding to your Volca set up as the synths in Ds10 are flexible enough to make all kinds of synth sounds to add layers to a Volca setup, including synthesised drums. Plus a second hand Ds can be picked up for peanuts at the moment. The game can also be picked up fairly cheaply so the total price is a lot cheaper than adding another Volca to your setup."

Loopseque 8 live scetch #3

Published on Jan 21, 2019 loopseque

"Late nite live"

Loopseque 8 live scetch

6X806 Noise Drum Synth for IOS in Beta Testing

Published on Jan 21, 2019 BEATS N BOBS

"Here is a quick capture of the upcoming app for Apple iPad and iPhone
This is a 6 channel Noise Drum Synth with various wave shaping features
Based on the cousin app design 2XB303
A modified internal engine but with familiar UI and controls
This allows you to get creative with drum synthesis and effects
Synced to your other Ableton Link apps and routing through Audio bus etc"

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric sound (Audio Unit)

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Igor Vasiliev

"With the special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE you can easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. Three separate sound generators in this application give you possibility to create complex sound scenes by mixing and moving them in a common sound space using a spatial mixer. No need to construct a new sound from the beginning. Just use the built-in library of unique and high-quality presets for sound generators.

- Three sound generators each work as individual synth with its own preset.
- The scene combines all generators and mixer to create complex sounds.
- Spatial mixer simulates the common sound space for generators.
- The ability to easily tune the key parameters of sound generators.
- Multifunctional sequencer / arpeggiator for each generator.
- Screen keyboard designed for continuous variations with sound.
- Assign MIDI controls to parameters of generators and mixer.
- Completely compatible with advanced version of SynthScaper.
- Import scenes with samples from advanced SynthScaper.
- Support Audio unit (AUv3), Inter-app audio, Audiobus and Ableton Link.
- Auto detect and assign controls of MIDI keyboards (only specific models)."

06-The Moog Opus 3- Part Six: Modulation

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the modulation section present on the analog polyphonic Moog Opus 3 synthesizer."

AutomaticGainsay Moog Opus 3


Published on Jan 21, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

These patches has been made for my #RolandSH01A. Carefully crafted for (my) Berlin School & Ambient (and not only) Electronic Music.
No EQ or compression. External reverb and delay (#BossRV6 & #BossDD7), to hear how it may sound on a mix."

Akai Force in Session

Force in Session – Shift K3Y – Rhythm of the Drum

Published on Jan 17, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this performance video, we hook up British DJ, producer, singer and songwriter Shift K3Y performing 'Rhythm of the Drum' using nothing but Force."

Force in Session – Just Blaze

Published on Jan 21, 2019 AkaiProVideo

"Redefine your expectations. Force blurs the lines between contemporary music production solutions and next-generation live performance technology, setting the precedence for a new industry standard. In this video we hook up with American hip hop producer and DJ Just Blaze in NYC, discussing his thoughts on how Force revolutionizes his live performance workflow."

Force in Session

Stylophone GEN R-8 demo part 3/4

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Stylophone

"Stylophone GEN R-8 - the latest analog touch synthesizer from Dubreq."

Stylophone GEN R-8

Radiophonic One (x2)

Published on Jan 21, 2019 suitandtieguy

Sonic Lab: Teenage Engineering OP-Z

Published on Jan 21, 2019 sonicstate

"We have a look at the Teenage Engineering OP-Z, the tiny wireless 16 track synthesizer/sequencer. In the first part we take a look at the structure of the device.

Part 2 of our look at the Teenage Engineering OP-Z, where we look at the iOS app, video capabilities and the hardware."

Akai Force - Workout 1

Published on Jan 20, 2019 BBoy Tech Report

"For this demo Akai Force meets the elektron digitone and the moog grandmother. I used two channels of the digitone via midi. I recorded the moog grandmother bass parts direct to audio tracks. I then capture the two tracks of audio from the digitone to audio tracks. Also added the pads from one of the synth plugins from the Force. Added a vocal sample drum track / program that I recorded via the Force inputs. I Also have two cv tracks in the project but didn’t use them this go around. Here I did a quick performance of clip and scenes launching using the xyfx."

Akai Force

Patch n Tweak

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.