MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

John Chowning, Mark Verbos, and Dave Smith at NAMM

Thought this was a great shot.

via @SequentialLLC:

"Synth Legends! Thanks to John Chowning and Mark Verbos for visiting the @sequentialLLC room! #prophetx #prophetxl #namm2019"

John Chowning is the man who invented/discovered FM synthesis in 1967 at Stanford University.

via Wikipedia:

"Chowning is known for having discovered the FM synthesis algorithm in 1967 (Johnstone 1994; Schottstaedt 0000; Chowning 1973). In FM (frequency modulation) synthesis, both the carrier frequency and the modulation frequency are within the audio band. In essence, the amplitude and frequency of one waveform modulates the frequency of another waveform producing a resultant waveform that can be periodic or non-periodic depending upon the ratio of the two frequencies.

Chowning's breakthrough allowed for simple—in terms of process—yet rich sounding timbres, which synthesized 'metal striking' or 'bell like' sounds, and which seemed incredibly similar to real percussion. (Chowning was also a skilled percussionist.) He spent six years turning his breakthrough into a system of musical importance and eventually was able to simulate a large number of musical sounds, including the singing voice. In 1974 Stanford University licensed the discovery to Yamaha in Japan (Mattis 2001), with whom Chowning worked in developing a family of synthesizers and electronic organs. This patent was Stanford's most lucrative patent at one time[citation needed], eclipsing many in electronics, computer science, and biotechnology."

NAMM: Roland Boutique [Episode 114]

Published on Jan 25, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We drop by the Roland both at NAMM 2019 to check out a few of the Boutique synths that we have been curious about.

The D-05 is a recreation of the classic Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer.
The SH-01A models the SH-101 analog synth
The TR-08 recreates the TR-808 drum machine (aka "the 808").

For more NAMM coverage, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

NAMM 2019 part 3 - IK Multimedia, East West, Dubreq Stylophone, Novation

Published on Jan 25, 2019 SynthMania

- IK Multimedia: new SampleTank 4
- East West: new sample libraries
- Dubreq: new Stylophone Gen R-8
- Novation: new SL MkIII controller keyboard

Namm 2019 - Korg Volca Drum

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ask.Audio

Namm 2019 - Korg Volca Modular

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ask.Audio

Namm 2019 - Korg Minilouge XD

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ask.Audio

Namm 2019 - Waldorf Kyra

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ask.Audio

NAMM 2019 Behringer Odyssey No Talking

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Another demo from the Behringer event in LA, no talking Odyssey - expected availability March 2019"

NAMM 2019 Behringer MS-101 No Talking

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Ok so not really NAMM as the Behringer event was in LA, but we had someone attend and grab some sound examples of the new MS-101 which we hear is coming in March"

NAMM 2019 Korg Volca Drums

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Korg's new Volca Drums with Nick Kwas"

NAMM 2019: Dreadbox FX - Nick Presents Hypnosis

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

NAMM 2019: Expressive é - Arché Physical Modelling Plugins

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

NAMM Arturia MicroFreak and More [Episode 113]

Published on Jan 25, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We visit the Arturia booth at NAMM 2019, where we encounter the new MicroFreak. We also take a look at the AudioFuse audio and MIDI interface; and we stumble on a demo of the V Collection, specifically some cheezy 1980s synths.

'A synthesizer like no other, MicroFreak is a peculiar, exceptional instrument that rewards the curious musician. It blends wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences.'

For more NAMM 2019 coverage, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

STRATOS Sound Bank for Waldorf Quantum by CO5MA

Published on Jan 25, 2019 CO5MA

"#waldorf #quantum #soundbank
You can purchase this sound bank for 14.95$ on Gumroad:

32 complex pads patches for Waldorf Quantum. This pack brings you expressive, complex and atmospheric pads. The sound bank contains single, layered and sequenced presets. Some samples to be loaded in the Quantum are also included in this pack.

All patches presented here have been hand crafted with love :)"

NAMM 2019 Focusrite Novation SL MkIII

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

NAMM 2019: Make Noise QPAS - Stereo Filtering On The Floor....

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"We saw Tony at the show so we hassled him to give us a demo on the floor of the Press room..."

VGM #160: Dark World (死界) - Final Fantasy VI [Ambient Synth Cover]

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ace Waters

"Please help out if you can: [not your standard artist support link - it's for a girl with a brain tumor]

My life has been all over the place and my schedule just doesn't exist right now. But, I have been playing through Final Fantasy VI for the first time over the weekends, and man did this song hit me hard."

NAMM 2019: Elektron Model:Samples

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Elektron Model:Samples @ NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Bedroom Producers Blog

"Checking out the Elektron Model:Samples six-track groovebox at the 2019 NAMM Show. Essentially a budget version of Eletron's popular Digitakt, the brand new Model:Samples unit is a great starting point for producers who want to start using hardware in their music production workflow."

Korg Minilogue XD NAMM 2019, direct sound through interface

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Expanding Sound

"Noodling with the new Korg Minilogue XD. Sounds great and definitely worth considering an upgrade from a Minilogue. If money isn’t an object and you like the sounds of these I’d suggest going for the prologue though. I find that to be an instantly inspiring sound."

NAMM 2019: Sonicware ELZ 1 Desktop Digital Synthesizer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jan 25, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"For NAMM 2019, Sonicware presented the production unit of the ELZ 1 desktop digital Synthesizer, initially announced at NAMM 2018."

With the designer Dr. Endo, and a demo from Yasataki. See the Sonicware label below for more.


Published on Jan 24, 2019 ULTIMATE PATCHES


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Synth Quest Episode 4 | Pollard Syndrum

Published on Jan 25, 2019 madFame

"In this episode of Synth Quest we take a look at the Pollard Syndrum. This video is the most in-depth, high-quality demo of the Pollard Syndrum on the internet, I hope you enjoy it!

I rescue and repair unwanted synths and drum machines and put them back into service, making music as they were intended. In this video series I present some of the history and sounds of the various synths and drum machines here in my studio.

If you have any unwanted synths and drum machines that you would like to contribute to Synth Quest, you can email me at

If you would like to support this channel and the production of future episodes you can consider joining my other patrons at:"

Korg Minilogue XD #NAMM2019 - [Interview with Designer Yoshi Yamada]

Published on Jan 25, 2019 cuckoomusic

"Korg recently announced the Minilogue XD, and it's great. The new third digital oscillator is making soooo much for the overall expression. And the drive is really making it come to life."

NAMM 2019: STG SoundLabs Boat Rocker and .VCO

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

Volca modular touchy patch points

Streamed live 14 minutes ago Expanding Sound

TEST SERIES Qu-Bit Electronix Nebulae V2 Eurorack with Haken Continuum Fingerboard

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Qu-Bit Electronix Nebulae V2 Eurorack with Haken Continuum Fingerboard.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

NAMM: Mellotron! [Episode 112]

Published on Jan 25, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We visit the Mellotron booth at NAMM 2019, chat with Markus Resch, and see the current offerings including the new revamped M4000D Mini.

The Mellotron has a long and storied history, and both the new and classic tape-based instruments were on display, along with the all-digital versions.

For more NAMM 2019 coverage, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Kraft Music NAMM 2019 - Best of Day 1

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Kraft Music

"Kraft Music visits the 2019 NAMM show in Anaheim, California to provide you with all the latest news on upcoming gear for the new year! Here are some highlights from Day 1.

Visit our store at and check out our great deals on the products you love, including our bundle packages that provide a great deal on what you're looking for as well as some useful accessories to go along with it."

NAMM 2019 Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer

Published on Jan 24, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Waldorf BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Kraft Music visits the Waldorf Booth to take a look at the Kyra virtual analog synthesizer at the 2019 NAMM Show.

Save money with our exclusive bundles that include great accessories to go along with your new Waldorf gear. When you buy from Kraft Music, you can get everything you need to be sure your gear is set up properly, all for one low price!"

NAMM 2019 Yamaha Sonogenic Keytar

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha Sonogenic Keytar BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Kraft Music meets Plasmic and learns about the Sonogenic Keytar from Yamaha at the 2019 NAMM Show.

The Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic keytar is a compact keyboard that allows you to rhythmically interact with your favorite iTunes music, even before you know how to play. The SHS-500's JAM mode lets you focus on playing rhythms while the instrument worries about playing the right notes. A USB port allows players to connect to and interact with educational, creative, and entertaining musical applications on a computer or mobile device. Other features include Bluetooth MIDI, wireless iOS connectivity, 37 mini keys, pitch bend and modulation wheels, an 1/8" aux input, 1/4" line output jacks, and an 1/8" headphone output.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic keytar bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard, 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!"

BlueARP Hardware ARP Sequencer

Published on Dec 30, 2017 graywolf2004ru

Note the videos range from 2017 to 2019.

via BlueARP

"For a long time I was seeking for an arp that would allow me to do things like in hardware and finally decided to develop my own one. I took all the best I found in hardware groove boxes and arpeggiators (Korg Electribes, Novation Nova, arrangers) and combined it into single intuitive tool.

BlueARP can be also characterised as: pattern arpeggiator, step sequencer style arpeggiator, arpeggiator with pattern input.

I started development in 2012, now BlueARP is quite stable but I’m keeping further development.

BlueARP comes as a VST plugin for Windows & Mac OSX."

Video Playlist:
1. BlueARP hardware unit mk.1 rev.2 demonstration
This is demonstration of BlueARP hardware unit mk1 rev2 - this time it's mich better - 3d printed case, factory fabricated PCBs.
Sorry for shaky video and a lot of mistakes - I had a very little time for this performance (was mostly working on hardware and software).
But it's here - now this is a real thing I will continue working on.
In the beginning - playing cover for the track "Stardust" by J.M.Jarre and Armin van Buuren.
2. BlueARP hardware prototype v1.0 show-up
This is the result of several months of hard work.
This is a hardware prototype, running full-reatured BlueARP engine. Basically it runs THE SAME optimized code as software BlueARP. It took me a couple of months to re-factor the code and make it compilable for Cotrex-M CPU and hardware.

The final goal it to make it as a serial hardware device. A lot of work is done already, but still even more to do.
3. BlueARP hardware prototype demo #1
This is a 1st musical demonstration of my BlueARP hardware prototype.
It's purely hardware performance, using BlueARP factory bank loaded into prototype.
The same can be done with software BlueARP and VSTs of course, but playing with hardware is so much fun!
4. BlueARP hardware prototype rev.3 demo "Eternity"
This is my current BlueARP prototype - smaller and better (I fixed some design flaws from the previous prototype).
This is 100% hardware demo. Using 5 instances of BlueARP:
- Korg Radias - 4 tracks
- Vermona Mono Lancet - bass (1 track)
I implemented MIDI clock out, BlueARP sends midi clock to Akai MPC. It works, though drums are delayed a bit, need to fix it later.
All patterns were programed on hardware unit. So it's like the old days when I had more synths and made hardware performances )
PS. I finally made USB functionality working (both host and device). It was nightmare - tons of RTFM, 2 months of trials and fails. It's still buggy, so I don't use it here, but I'll improve it). I made this performance to celebrate this milestone.
5. BlueARP DM rev.4 demo, "Imaginary Vectors" by Marshal Arnold, live cover using Novation Nova
I'm so excited to present a complete live cover using BlueARP hardware unit! This is also a great demo for Novation Nova, all sounds cone from it, even drums. No computer used here, folks! My screen shows video for the original track.
I created this performance using only BlueARP hardware unit.
The goal was both to test bluearp unit and to polish the GUI and arp core, here I did a lot of fine tuning (it will benefit bluearp vst as well).

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #63: Roland M-VS1 - Song 2

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the Roland M-VS1. It's a 28 voice 8-part multitimbral ROMpler from the mid-90s with a focus on vintage synths.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Roland M-VS1 - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI Systems Specular Reverb v2

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

NAMM 2019: Tracktion Waveform 10: New Subtractive Synth, Access Panel & More!

Published on Jan 25, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"For NAMM 2019, Tracktion announced Waveform 10, a major upgrade of their digital audio workstation. The new version features a new subtractive synth, access panel & more!"

NAMM 2019: Delta V Audio SpaceCraft Granular Synthesizer VST/AU

Published on Jan 25, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At NAMM 2019, Tracktion announced that Delta V Audio's excellent SpaceCraft Granular Synthesizer for iOS is coming soon as VST/AU plugin to PC & Mac! Here is a quick first look!"

NAMM 2019: MOD Devices MOD DUO X Modular Audio Processor

Published on Jan 25, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At NAMM 2019, MOD Devices showed for the first time the prototype of the MOD DUO X modular audio processor for electronic musicians"

North Coast Synthesis- Coiler VCF MSK 009 filter demo

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
North Coast Synthesis has developed Coiler VCF MSK 009 and it performs great, especially recognized by me for smooth and subtle resonant sounds during filtering.
It also distinguishes it with strongly aggressive filters, when you need a nice sound, just go to MSK 009.
I recorded 4 parts on other sequences so I invite you to watch.
what the manufacturer says it ; is a two-pole state-variable filter based on a unique integrator design. The OTA-based amplifiers, offer warmth and ever-shifting timbres in the midrange, along with hissing highs and slithering lows. This is a somewhat unpredictable filter."

Coiler VCF

Cordovox Freeman String Symphonizer SN 40669

via this auction

RMIF ELSITA - Vintage Soviet DRUM Brain

via this auction

"• ELSITA Rmif is 4-channel analogue drum synthesizer.

• This auction drum synth was made in October 1988 in USSR. Serial N-2214
• Synthesis System - Analogue subtractive.

• Built-in metronome, what you can assign to one osc.

• Oscillators: VCO x 2 + Noise x 2, Oscillators Waves: sawtooth, square.

• Controls on rear panel for each channel: Gain, Tone, Attack, Release, Filter. There is also switch and balance between noise & tone generators and master level.

Connectors on on the rear panel - 4 trigger audio inputs and main audio Out on standard 1/4' jack, sequencer input,and phones output MONO on 5-Din.

• Power Supply: 220/240 V.

• No MIDI. You can trigger it from any audio output - synthesizer, drum machine or virtual instrument from analog output of Your soundcard."


via this auction

"This is great for thick analogue bass or lead lines. Made famous by West coast hiphop producers such as Dre. If you're here you surely know how well respected this synth is.It's rack mounted and comes with 2 filter cartridges - 303 and mini moog emulations."

Control Synthesis - Deep Bass Nine

via this auction

Analogue Solutions Fusebox Black - Limited Edition

via this auction

"Fusebox is a 3 VCO true analogue monosynth with the legendary Analogue Solutions vintage synth sound.

Designed by Tom Carpenter – a user and collector of vintage sounds, and a musician with a passion for electronic music.

All the voice and modulations are 100% analogue. Fusebox features an advance choice of modulation and melodic possibilities right out of the box before even plugging in MIDI.

Fusebox features no presets – each sound is unique and created by the user!

There is no quantisation, stepping, or locking in by CPU.

Fusebox is designed, engineered and built in England by Analogue Solutions who have over 24 years in the synthesizer industry."

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Desktop

via this auction

"Tiny analog synth with a huge sound"

Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer

via this auction

"The D-50 is a very interesting digital synth that combines PCM samples with Roland's linear arithmatic synthesis method, a style of digital subtractive synthesis. The PCM samples are providing the attack sound and the LAS section will ring out or sustain. In practice some very lovely and complex sounds are easy to achieve with the D-50.

This synth is in great shape and works perfectly with just some minor cosmetic wear from its age."

MINT Roland Juno-106 with Original Hardcase

via this auction

"When have you seen a basically new Juno 106 ?
Maybe if you are around 50 years old and that you bought it in 1984 ?

Here is a MINT ROLAND JUNO 106, as you can see on the high quality pictures I took.
This is one of the most beautiful you might see on the market.
NO scratches, no rust, everything is working perfectly.
If you get this JUNO 106 you will feel like you are coming back in the 80s opening the first Juno 106 you have always dreamed for !

- It has been of course fully serviced and calibrated.
- The battery has been changed
- the VCA/VCF have been cleaned and mounted on pin sockets.
- Full factory specifications calibration
- A & B factory presets loaded !"

Roland Juno-106S Synthesizer Serviced and Calibrated

via this auction

"Juno 106 S Polyphonic Synthesizer from Roland
In excellent shape and working condition

- The push buttons are a bit yellowish but work perfectly.
- The battery has been replaced by a CR2032 and the factory presets have been loaded into the synth.
- The six voices are the original one, no clones.
- The voices are now into sockets to make it easier to change.
- all the sliders have been cleaned and lubricated.
- worldwide transformer so it can be switch either in 110V or 220V without any step down transformer !"

Blue Roland SH-101 - Analog 80´s Synthesizer SN 310560 w/ Original Gig Bag

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Update: someone reported this may be a scam as they spotted the pics on a Japanese auction site. As always, follow eBay or Reverb rules. You are only protected if you do.  If you take the sale off of eBay or Reverb to cut a deal you will not be protected.

Serge / Random Source Edelweiss v1 Panel

via this auction

"Serge / Pre-Random*Source / Best of CGS

Panel built I believe around 2015?

Everything works as should, panel nearly spotless, great selection of essential Serge and Ken Stone modules

Things to note:

Does not include any banana cables. The plug pictured in some photos is to show functionality of various modules.

Budbox needs proper screws/hardware to mount correctly, currently sitting in the bud box.

Power supply is included but is DIY. Works fine, has banana grounds out on supply and on rear of case if you're combining with other gear (and not using a larger power supply for multiple panels)."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Digital Vector Synthesizer SN 0164

via this auction

"Superb cosmetic condition. The face only has the most minor dings or scratches. The case is also very clean with minimal wear or age. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition."

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter and MPG-80 Programmer SN 511702 & 450223

via this auction

"The MKS-80 is a module version of a Jupiter 6, with added bass boost circuit and two extra voices."

Korg Trident Mk II *Near Mint* SN 410204 w/ Original Dust Cover & Pedals

via this auction

"Complete with original manual and two Korg foot pedals

We really do like a Trident - beautiful, programmable polyphonic analogue synths. The Mk II has double the patch memory of the Mk I among other tweaks to the design.

NOTE: This synth is awaiting a careful check over and any service work required and will ship within 15 working days of purchase.

CONDITION: Near mint. Only the most minor signs of age or use. Pedals have some signs of age but are boxed.

Original 240v unit.

What you will receive with the synth:

Original dust cover
Original manual
Korg FS-1 footswitch (boxed)
Korg FK-3 Volume Pedal (boxed)"

Waldorf micro Q 'phoenix' - JM Jarre 'Equinoxe 4' performance

Published on Oct 15, 2010 graywolf2004ru

"All the sound in this video comes from Waldorf micro Q.
Exploring it's arpeggiator and performance capabilities. I created a keyboard-split performance with 6 parts (incl. drums, Sirius is just a MIDI keyboard here). Trying to play 'Equinoxe 4' by Jean Michel Jarre."

Waldorf Micro Q Phoenix Edition (limited 500 only)

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 + Hard Case SN 405105

via this auction

"Excellent example of this classic synth, supplied serviced, guaranteed and with choice of voltage - all voice chips replaced with Analogue Renaissance parts for future reliability."

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder SN 252360

via this auction

"Fully serviced classic, analogue vocoder in excellent condition. A superb piece of kit as you'd expect from this era of Roland gear."

Fluctuations First Person Sequencing

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Ludwig Kopp

A new mixer free synth "adventure"
Thanks for checking this out!

Yamaha QY10, KORG Electibe, Roland JX-03, & Dreadbox Erebus.

NAMM 2019: Buchla Affordable Red Panel Series with Todd Barton

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

Korg Volca Drum Drum Machine NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Korg has a new drum machine at NAMM 2019, the Volca Drum which has 6 voices which can each be sent to a waveguide resonator which has two modes. The waveguide resonator is a physical modeling algorithm which is similar to a short delay line and has a tube emulating mode as well as a string emulating mode. The Volca Drum also has some upgrades to the sequencer over the previous Volcas.

Volca Drum Available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Arturia MicroFreak Touch Synth NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Arturia has a new synth with a touch keyboard and 4 voice digital oscillator made with Mutable Instruments Plaits open source code which is then run through an analog filter. The sequencer has spice and dice modifiers and randomizers and there are parameter automation recording lanes in the sequencer.

Arturia Products available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Elektron Model:Samples NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Elektron's NAMM 2019 booth is covered in aluminum foil and mirrors, and has the new Model:Samples strewn about it. We made a quick video with this one that had a bunch of awesome stickers on it.

Model:Samples available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

2hp Bell, Sine & Grain NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"2hp has four new modules for NAMM 2019. Bell is a physical modeling bell sound that is the sound source for the first half of this video, then it is switched to sine which is a sine VCO with built in wave-folder and sub-oscillator output. These modules are run through Grain in the video, which is a granular synthesis processor module. 2hp also has a new module called DC which generates DC offsets which is a useful utility module.

2hp modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Qu-Bit Bloom, Prism & Chord 2 NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Qu-Bit Electronix has three new modules at NAMM 2019. The Bloom, a fractal sequencer, an updated and smaller version of the Chord, Chord 2, and Prism a stereo effect unit that has multiple DSP based effects mapped to a 3D space, with some interesting time based effect sounds.

Qu-Bit modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Verbos Mini Horse & Control Voltage Processor NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 24, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Verbos Electronics has two new modules at NAMM 2019, the mini horse, a touch keyboard with gate, cv, pressure and position outputs with 12 touch strips. The other module is the Control Voltage Processor which has voltage utilities as well as a slew generator/envelope that has unique features.

Verbos modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Percido & Terci Ruina NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 24, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Noise Engineering have four new modules at NAMM 2019, Cursus Iteritas Percido, a Cursus Iteritas oscillator with built in envelope that can modulate parameters of the oscillator to create tons of percussion sounds, Terci Ruina a distortion module which the Cursus Iteritas Percido is run through for this video. They also have a new clock divider the Fractio Solum, and a LPG/envelope Sinc Bucina.

Noise Engineering modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Arturia MicroFreak #NAMM2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019 cuckoomusic

"NAMM 2019 Arturia MicroFreak. I'm excited about it. It sounds great."

NAMM 2019: Waldorf Quantum 2.0 Synthesizer Kernel Synthesis Update

Published on Jan 24, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"For the NAMM 2019, Rolf from Waldorf surprise us with a free Kernel synthesis update for the Quantum!"

NAMM 2019: Waldorf Kyra Multi-Timbral VA Synthesizer

Published on Jan 24, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At NAMM 2018, Waldorf gave me a little update on the development of Kyra, a new multi-timbral VA Synthesizer. The new version comes with a brand interface design but with the same powerful engine!"

See here for demos of the original Valkyrie incarnation. Anyone know why they changed the name?

NAMM 2019: Arturia MicroFreak - Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer First Look

Published on Jan 24, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At NAMM 2019, Sebastien Rochard of Arturia showed me the MicroFreak, a new hybrid Synthesizer with a built-in Plaits oscillators from Mutable Instruments."

NAMM 2019 Dubreq Stylophone GEN R-8 Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jan 24, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At NAMM 2019, Dubreq presented the Stylophone GEN R-8 semi-modular analog Synthesizer with an analog synth engine, sequencer and touch keyboard. Here is a first look video! Sorry for the bad audio, I had major recording issues."

NAMM 2019: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular

Published on Jan 23, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"I met Tobias of Teenage Engineering in their hotel room for an interview and presentation of the new Pocket Operator Modular series. Sorry for the bad audio, I had some mic and recording issues."

Behringer Odyssey Analog Synthesizer - Reverb Sound Demo

Published on Jan 18, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"In the second Behringer Odyssey Synthesizer video, I check out the 15 built-in reverb effect types! It features a church reverb, concert, rooms, plate, spring & more!"

Behringer Intros $299 MS-101 Keytar Synthesizer

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Synthtopia

"At a pre-NAMM event in LA, Behringer officially introduced the MS-101 - a keytar synth, based on the Roland SH-101.

Here's a quick overview and demo."

Behringer Odyssey Synth Hands-On Demo

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Synthtopia

"At a pre-NAMM event in LA, Behringer officially introduced their Odyssey - a modern clone of the classic ARP Odyssey..

Here's a quick overview and demo from Matt Baxley."

NAMM 2019 Softube Modular

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

NAMM 2019: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 gives you the cheapest and easiest way into the world of Komplete.

The M32 is a minikey keyboard that gives pre-mapped control of Komplete instruments and effects and hundreds of other Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-ins from other manufacturers.

Included with the M32 is a bundle of software including; Monark, Reaktor Prism, Scarbee Mark 1, Komplete Kontrol, Maschine Essentials, Komplete Start and Ableton Live lite 10."

NAMM 2019 Roland Cloud

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Overview of the Roland plugin program."

NAMM 2019: Korg Minilogue XD

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"New features, news sounds for Korgs affordable analogue poly"

NAMM 2019: Noise Engineering - Four New Modules

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Noise Engineering still seem to have the most impenetrable names for their modules out there... But Stephen is always on had to blast through the modules in detail and succinctly."

NAMM 2019: Verbos Electronics - CV Processor and Mini Horse

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Mark Verbos was showing of two new modules at the NAMM show this year. The first is the Control Voltage Processor and the second is the Mini Horse control surface."

NAMM 2019 Elektron Model: Sample

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"We get a look at the new Elektron Model: Sample. Six track Elektron sequencing with knob per function control.

First look at the new Elektron drum machine /sequencer"

NAMM 2019 Roland VT-4

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"VT-4 Vocal processor with Jordan West."

NAMM 2019: Waldorf Quantum Update

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sonicstate

"Preview of the new FM and AM oscillator coming in an OS update soon."

Polyend visits Adrian Utley

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Polyend

"This time we had an occasion to visit Ade's Utley Bristol-based studio where he's working with many great instruments including Polyend Perc and Seq. One-third of the pioneering trip-hop squad Portishead, Art Blakey's Jazz Messenger, working with Jeff Beck and many more. No wonder we got so excited and almost forgot how to film things, yet here's the fruit of this visit. Take a sit, relax, enjoy.

Recorded in Bristol 18 Oct 2018."

Review: Moog Sirin (including Minituar firmware updates over the years)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 loopop

"Moog's new Sirin is a refresh to the Moog Minitaur with a new look, but more importantly, it got a major upgrade to the internal oscillators that lets it play much higher, rather than stopping at C4 like the Minitaur.

Other than those two things it’s completely identical to the Minitaur, the thing is - if you search for reviews of the Minitaur you’ll see reviews and videos from 2012, when it was first released, which aren’t really relevant because so much has changed in the firmware and supporting software.

This video is a full overview of what both synths can do.


0:00 Intro
0:40 Unboxing
1:15 Digital control
1:55 Oscillators
3:20 Shift functions
3:40 Filter
4:20 Mixer
5:30 LFO
6:40 VCO2 mods
8:30 Envelopes
9:45 Glide
10:05 CV to mod/MIDI
11:00 Sirin editor
12:45 Pros & cons"

Flame MÄANDER Synth Shortcuts & Demos

Published on Jan 25, 2019 flameampere

Preview of the upcoming Synthesizer MÄANDER from Flame
4-voice Wavetable Synth including 12 channel analog filter bank


1. Flame MÄANDER Synth shortcuts
2. Flame MÄANDER Synthesizer sounddemo 1
3. Flame MÄANDER Synthesizer sounddemo 2

Modal Electronics Skulpt (Presets Bank 3)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

3rdStoreyChemist Modal Electronics Skulpt videos.

Foreclosure of the ashes - modular in the cave (eurorack modular trance idm ambient jam)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 sector

"A little jam in a secret location on the island, known only to a few people. It's an hidden limestone quarry facing the West coast of Sicily where you can see Marsala. To reach it you have to stray from the path and climb down a cliff. The quarry is referred to as "the temple", by it massive square columns. The rooms are huge, and once you exit the quarry, you have direct access to a beautiful sea that, just like Bue Marino, being on the same trait of coast, shines from the underwater limestone planes. A peculiar rock head had been carved by unknowns and guards the spot. Massive rocks has fallen apart from the quarry roof and settled on the rock slide use to load the brick on the ancient boats.

I use Erica synths pico voice and a Pittsburgh sv1. 2 pico dsp, a black hole dsp, blue lantern sir mixalot, expert sleepers disting mk4 compression algorithm on the master"

Former MODE MACHINES CEO Michael Thorpe Joins Behringer

The press release:

Former MODE MACHINES CEO Michael Thorpe joins Behringer to lead its German synthesizer team

Michael Thorpe — former CEO of MODE MACHINES — has joined Behringer to lead its German synthesizer, lighting, and accessory divisions in his newly-appointed role as Customer Solutions Leader (CSL).

Michael has been in the audio industry since 1996 and successfully ran his own company, MODE MACHINES, which designed and manufactured products for the music industry. During more than 20 years Michael gained tremendous experience in product design, manufacturing, and also marketing, which he will now bring to Behringer.

Michael commented: “I am so excited to join the Behringer team and be part of the synthesizer revolution. For decades my passion has been with synthesizers, as well as the music industry in general, and in February 2018 I had the chance to personally meet Uli Behringer. I was immediately inspired by the vision and energy behind the company and the man, and it became clear that I wanted to join the team and help execute this vision which is so close to my heart.”

Uli Behringer commented: “For 30 years, Behringer has had only one mission — to carefully listen to our customers and deliver great products at prices they can afford. As a musician and engineer myself, my passion has always been with synthesizers. At Behringer, we are extremely dedicated and passionate about bringing incredible instruments to the market and helping musicians to fulfill their musical dreams. We are on the constant lookout for amazing talent, and when I met Michael Thorpe I was greatly impressed by his tremendous experience and love for the industry. I am very happy for Michael to lead our German synthesizer team, whose purpose is to design classic as well as innovative new analog synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers, etc. He will also lead our recently-founded lighting and accessory divisions, where we will deliver equally-innovative and extremely cost-effective products and solutions.”

Michael continues: “During just two years, Behringer has become a leader in the synthesizer market and we will now deliver the same success related to lighting equipment and accessory products. My team and I are very excited and we will go the extra mile to deliver amazing results for our customers. We are constantly looking for new Customer Solution leaders and Product Category Managers, as well as engineering talents to join our other divisions. We encourage you to join this incredibly creative and powerful team — just like I did!”

Official Behringer MS-101 Introduction Video

Published on Jan 25, 2019 BEHRINGER

"Introducing the Behringer MS-101 Analog Synthesizer."

Black and Blue coming, but not Grey?

Official Behringer Pro-1 Introduction Video

Published on Jan 25, 2019 BEHRINGER

"Introducing the Behringer Pro-1"

BugBrand BBV & DiodeDirector

"Coming soon, the BBV & reborn DiodeDirector with the Joystick/Touch on the horizon."

New BugBrand Board Chirper

Published on Jan 25, 2019 BugBrand

"Some sonic demonstrations of the new Board Chirper - live video mic."

"A year after the original Chirper, a new 'Board' version arrives in compact and touch-plated form - welcome the Board Chirper!

Like the big brother, the Board Chirper is made up of just two oscillators and one filter - a simple setup perhaps, but which contains a surprising depth and quality of exploratory sound.

- Range of approx 0.1Hz to 40kHz
- Sweepable from Triangle to Square
- Cross-couple modulation between the two oscillators

- State-Variable 12dB/Oct with resonance up to self-oscillation
- Sweepable from LowPass to HighPass
- Variable input drive control from Osc1 (left side)
- Cutoff modulation from Osc2 (right side)

- Level control feeds transformer-isolated 1/4" mono jack output
- Powered by single 9V PP3 battery (included)
- 19 gold-plated touch points
- one year parts warranty

The Board Chirper is presented as an uncased design on blue PCB measuring approx 8.5 x 5 inches.

Price: £160(+VAT in EU -> £192) + Shipping"

Buchla Red Panel Modular System Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Flame Mäander Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Arturia MicroFreak Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

NAMM 2019: Teenage Engineering Interview

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"We tracked down Teenage Engineering at NAMM 2019 to discuss the new modular system."

NAMM 2019: Waldorf Kyra

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"We check out this new synth from Waldorf at the Korg booth at NAMM 2019."

NAMM 2019: Korg Volca Drum

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"Korg’s Volca Beats and Volca Kick are great for creating your core rhythm sounds, but the new Volca Drum is a more experimental machine that deals in digital percussion."

NAMM 2019: KORG Minilogue XD

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"We got a good sniff around Korg’s Minilogue XD when it was launched, but we wanted to hear more from the horse’s mouth (that horse being a nice man from Korg).

So, saddle up, sit back and find out what this ‘logue greatest hits package is capable of."

NAMM 2019: Korg Volca Modular

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"It might be small, but it looks like there’s a fair bit of synth inside Korg’s new Volca Modular. In fact, it’s a proper semi-modular synth that offers analogue synth modules, digital effects and a seqeuncer."

NAMM 2019: Arturia MicroFreak

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"From releasing software emulations of classic analogue synths, Arturia’s long and winding development road has somehow ended up with the company releasing a digital hardware synth, the MicroFreak. A monophonic and 4-voice paraphonic instrument, this has a slightly quirky look about it, and Arturia says that it also boasts a rather unusual feature set."

Meris Mercury 7 Reverb Pedal Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Mininova

Published on Jan 25, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

signal analysis

Published on Jan 24, 2019 impurfekt

signal analysis by impurfekt
part of deep space; an album in progress

signal - vermona mono lancet thru hotone krush then red panda tensor

oscilloscope - signalizer
compression - drawmer 1968 mkii

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Korg Volca Drum @ NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 24, 2019 Bedroom Producers Blog

"Korg Volca Drums portable digital drum machine at the 2019 NAMM Show."

Like a Volca Electribe-R.

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