MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Haken Audio ContinuuMini & EaganMatrix Tutorials

Published on Jan 26, 2019 EaganMatrix Programming

Current playlist:

1. Haken Audio ContinuuMini & EaganMatrix Basics
An intro to using the fantastic new Haken Audio ContinuuMini with the EaganMatrix Editor/Sound Engine. Also discusses connecting up a Kenton KillaMix MIDI controller and Arturia BeatStep Pro and BeatStep MIDI controllers.
2. Haken Audio EaganMatrix Fundamentals for ContinuuMini - Part 1
The second video discussing the ContinuuMini and the EaganMatrix editor. A top level "Grand Tour" of the Haken Continuum's EaganMatrix geared for ContinuuMini owners. Discusses the top part of the matrix that centers on system functions. Part 2 will address Performance Control and Preset Programming areas.
3. Haken Audio ContinuuMini & EaganMatrix Fundamentals - Part 2
"Grand Tour" review of the performance controls and top level view of the EaganMAtrix matrix used to create presets - all geared for ContinuuMini users.

Yamaha CS60: Restoring the Power Supply

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Stephen Coker

"Stephen Coker Restoring a Yamaha CS60 Power Supply."

Oberheim OB-X Calibration

For those interested and those that missed it, Abstrakt Instruments Oberheim OB-X calibration video is back online in this post. If you were ever curious about what's involved in calibration an OB-X, this video is for you. It brings back memories of by OB-Xa for me. :) I remember opening up that hood several times.

Has Elektron Lost Its Way? Sidstation, Mono & Machinedrum (Part1)

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"Elektron started with the Sidstation in 1998 built around the sound chip from the Commodore 64. It wouldn’t look out of place on a spy’s desk, somewhere in Cold War Sweden.

3 years later, they upped the ante with the Machinedrum, a digital drum machine with four percussive sound engines, a super-involved sequencer and multiple outs.

The Monomachine came in 2003 and applied the same form factor and sequencer magic but, this time, around five synth engines.

Elektron uploaded their first video to YouTube in 2009. It starred Hector (played by Kola Krauze) as a stern instructor.

The setting was a positively dystopian anechoic chamber. In my opinion, Elektron, at this point, saw itself not as a maker of consumer-friendly products but rather, as designers of unique machines.
They appealed to those crazy enough to try."

ContinuuMini first improv

Published on Jan 30, 2019 boxoftextures

"First recording of the Haken ContinuuMini. I had it for maybe 20 minutes, and while I feel I can improve hitting the notes exactly with a little practice the thing just feels totally natural. Arpeggio is the IK Multimedia Uno, lead line is the ContinuuMini only with no external effects."

Folktek Resonant Garden (No Talking, Patch and Set Up in the Description)

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Stefano Bertoli

"First session with Folktek Resonant Garden alone, no external effects nor EQ.
One patch only and three different, very simple, FX set up combinations. Every set up has been
played with fingers, violin bow, flumi (gummy gong mallet) and two different Buddha Machines
on both Gardens (metal spring trees) and on the instrument surface itself.
I also played with different effects parameters (later in the description).
Patching of the three Alter (FX) elements (Alter I left and right, Alter II in the center):
Alter II out into Alter I (first on the left) input, Alter I out into Alter I (second one
on the right) input, Alter I output right into GO:MIXER.

00:00 COMBO I: Alter I (left) Effect 1, Long Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF) Alter 2 Effect 1, Analog Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF) Alter I (Right) Effect 1, Long Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF)

03:30 COMBO II: Alter I (left) Effect 6, Pitch Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: Damping) Alter II Effect 6, Pitch Shift (Control X: Pitch, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF) Alter I (Right) Effect 1, Long Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF)

08:08 COMBO III: Alter I (left) Effect 6, Pitch Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: Damping) Alter II Effect 4, Palindrome Delay (Control X: Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF) Alter I (Right) Effect 1, Long Delay (Control X: Delay Time, Control Y: Feedback
Filter: LPF)"

1980's Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 5988

via this auction

"Clean, original Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev. 3.3 synthesizer with heavy-duty road case. Studio kept machine and was last serviced by Wine Country Sequential, where it received the following:

- remounted heat sink
- replaced 5V regulator
- regulator mod
- replaced bypass capacitors
- replaced battery
- cleaned pots, switches, keys contacts
- bushings replaced
- factory patches reloaded, tuned, and scaled"

Original ROLAND TB-303 w/ Quicksilver Upgrade

via this auction

"This unit was tested on SWITCHED ON -Austin, Tx) on November 2018. They installed the Quicksilver CPU.

The Quicksilver 303 is a replacement CPU for the TB-303 Bass Synthesizer. With a completely rewritten operating system, all of the creative obstacles to programming amazing sequences have been removed. The experience still remains uniquely '303'."

KAWAI K5m Additive Synthesizer SN 117811

via this auction

"Tested and everything works EXCEPT all the internal sounds are gone, meaning all the program sounds basically sounds the same. Buttons, dials, midi, outputs works as they should. Just minor marks/scratches, sticker residue. Power cord included. Backlight may not be the brightest but it is readable on a lighted room - see photos."

Polyphony - 16 voices
Oscillators - Digital Harmonic Generator (DHG)
LFO - 6 waveforms, speed, delay, trend
Filter - Digital Dynamic Filter (DDF) with cutoff, slope, envelope amount, keyboard, velocity, aftertouch, independent 6-stage envelope; Digital Formant Filter (DFT) 11-band graphic eq
VCA - Dynamic Digital Amplifier (DDA) with independent 6-stage envelopes
Keyboard - 61 keys with "release velocity" and aftertouch
Memory - 48 patches internal, 48 patches external memory card, 48 multi-mode memories
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1987

Roland MC-202 Micro Composer w/ Doepfer MSY2 MIDI-to-Sync Converter

via this auction

GX1 Preset Tones

Published on Jan 30, 2019 sequentix

"Brief description of the GX1 patch control circuitry, followed by a dump of the preset tones."

Moog One 2

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Second set of patches for the Moog One. I hope these are as well loved as the first ones."

NAMM 2019: MOK Waverazor Innovative Eurorack Oscillator Module

Published on Jan 30, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Taiho showed me at NAMM 2019, it's new innovative Eurorack oscillator Waverator which is based on a modified 1010music Toolbox platform."

Kind of reminds me of the rotors on the John Bowen Solaris. Taiho Yamada was one of the lead designers at Alesis and M-Audio. He brought us the Alesis Andromeda and the M-Audio Venom. You can find posts featuring him in the archives (by date or by relevance).

STG Soundlabs Intros Boatrocker, Radiophonic 1 Synthesizer & More

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, we talked with Suit & Tie Guy of STG Soundlabs, who gave us a quick update on his new Boatrocker power system, Radiophonic 1 all-in-one Eurorack synthesizer and more."

Bitwig Studio 3.0 Sneak Preview

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Bitwig introduced Bitwig Studio 3.0, an update that introduces new modularity, with The Grid."

Nonlinear Labs C15 Synthesizer At NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Nonlinear Labs made the NAMM debut of their C15 synthesizer.

The C15 is unusual in that it's a keyboard that's designed to be closer to traditional instruments than traditional synthesizers. As a result, it doesn't have internal sequencing, ARP, LFO's or even MIDI - it's designed for you to play it expressively, not machines.

In the first section of the video, founder Stephan Schmitt gives an introduction to the philosophy behind the C15. Starting around 8:30, Schmitt demonstrates the C15 and explains how the keyboard's expressive capabilities dynamically control its synthesis engine."

Prophet X Receives 2019 TEC Award -- Best New Musical Instrument

First mentioned here, the official press release follows.

Congrats to Sequential! :)

"Prophet X Receives 2019 TEC Award for Best New Musical Instrument

San Francisco, CA—Jan 30, 2019—The NAMM Foundation has awarded the Sequential Prophet X its prestigious Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for “Best New Musical Instrument.” The Award was presented at the Foundation’s annual awards ceremony at the National Association of Music Merchants convention in Anaheim, California. The award marks the third TEC award for Sequential and the second TEC award for 8Dio’s Troels Folmann, sample content developer for the instrument.

The TEC Awards are the “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry and recognize the most outstanding products and technical achievements in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television, and film. Winners represent superior accomplishments in their respective fields and categories.

In addition to the TEC award, the Prophet X has garnered wide critical acclaim from both the music industry press and users alike for its sonic versatility and depth. Its powerful, yet easy to use combination of synthesis-plus-samples technology powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation — all processed through analog filters.

It boasts an internal library of 150 GB of sample content from Academy-award winning sample developers 8Dio, as well as the ability to import up to 50 GB of additional user samples and third-party add-on content. Users can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and a full complement of synthesis functions which include 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs, and a deep modulation matrix. A dual-effects engine, 64-step polyphonic step sequencer, and arpeggiator add additional performance features.

Sequential founder Dave Smith commented: “We’re proud that the Prophet X has been recognized by both the NAMM Foundation and by the public for what it is — a great-sounding, easy to use creative tool that puts powerful technology in the hands of musicians. That’s always been our philosophy and that’s what we continue to do.” 8Dio co-founder Troels Folmann added: “Receiving a TEC award is always a gratifying experience, but we’re particularly pleased to receive it for our work on the Prophet X because the synth gives musicians a very immediate, expressive, and tactile way to use our deep-sampled instruments.”

The Prophet X ($3,999 US MAP) and Prophet XL ($4,399 US MAP) are available from Sequential’s worldwide network of dealers."

Rex the Dog Live Modular Performance Coming to Switched-On Austin

RSVP here

"Rex The Dog makes and performs music with analogue electronics and a self-built Modular Synthesiser.
He carries this precious machinery around the world, bringing his idiosyncratic sounds to packed crowds at the best clubs, festivals and parties. In the last 18 months this has included everywhere from Berlin’s hallowed Panorama Bar, to an intimate pop up gig in a Barcelona record store. Rex has released on Kompakt Records since his first EP ‘Prototype’ in 2004, as well as Kitsuné and Southern Fried. Recent releases have included the acclaimed ‘Sicko’ and ‘Teufelsberg’, earning him the support of his DJ colleagues including Jennifer Cardini, Roman Flügel, Jackmaster and Kölsch. As well as his original material, Rex has released selected remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Me Me Me and Moby.

His next EP ‘Crasher’ will come on Kompakt on 4th May 2018."

Soniccouture Sheng Khaen Sho

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Soniccouture

"A selection from the 30 sound design presets included with Soniccouture's Sheng Khaen Sho instruments."

Update: The press release with intro offer & images of the instruments used:

"Soniccouture Releases Sheng Khaen Sho Asian Free Reeds for NKS & Kontakt Player

Virtual Instrument Collection €129 | $139

The Chinese Sheng, Laotian Khaen, and Japanese Sho are three very similar instruments with a common ancestor. Traditionally made from bamboo since the 14th century BC. - sound is created by both inhaling and exhaling, as with a western mouth-organ.

Soniccouture have faithfully recreated these fascinating instruments, using innovative inhale / exhale sampling techniques, which allow the user to add natural expression and modulation.

Until 28th February you can get 30% off Sheng Khaen Sho. Discount marked on website."

Alesis Andromeda "Sounds of the Universe" new sound bank first 32 presets

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Pulsophonic

"Démo of the new sound bank 'Sounds of the universe' for Alesis Andromeda. A new sound bank of 128 presets containing pads, pianos, basses, leads and FX sounds. Only effects onboard."

Haken Continuum Mini NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019

"Haken has a new smaller version of the Continuum called the Continuum Mini that they were showing at NAMM 2019. Continuum controllers are MPE controllers with built in synthesizers, giving you expressive control over multiple notes at once.

Haken products available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer was shown at NAMM 2019 and we got a chance to listen to some of the presets on it. The Kyra is a virtual analog synth with an impressive 128 voices, each with 10 oscillators, while being 8 part multitimbral.

Waldorf products available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Akai Force Sequencer, Sampler, Synthesizer NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Akai Force is a standalone music production tool that can be played with pressure sensitive pads in a pad per sample or single sample at different notes configuration. The pads can also be used to edit step sequences and launch clips. The Force works with loops and samples as well as having built in synthesizers and effects.

Force available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

TEST SERIES Hexinverter Mutant Machine Drums Eurorack x1l3 SHARD

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"x1l3 SHARD processing / destroying Hexinverter Mutant Drums.

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"

The ARP Family of Synthesizers Original Demo Record & ARP OMNI Demo Record Flexi-Discs

ARP Family via this auction, ARP OMNI via this auction, both also on Reverb.

Original Yamaha DX Series Catalog - DX1/7/9

via this auction , also on Reverb.

See the seller's other items for more.

"This auction contains the Yamaha DX Series Catalog and has 12 pages.

This vintage Yamaha Catalog contains information and picture’s of the vintage Yamaha DX-1, DX-7 and DX-9 synthesizers.

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

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

Original Polyfusion Series 2000 Catalog

via this auction, also on Reverb.

See the seller's other items for more.

"This auction contains the Polyfusion Series 2000 Catalog.

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

This Polyfusion Poster has no highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it. It has a small mark made with a pen on 1 page. This catalog is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

Rare '70s Japan ZEN-ON EK-200B Monophonic BASS SYNTH KEYBOARD

via this auction

Never seen one of these before.

"Very rare monophonic bass synthesizer keyboard ZEN-ON EK-200B made in Japan '70s
made as a student's marching band musical instruments.
looks very cool! mint-green panel with white wood side panel.
It's very hard to find even in Japan nowadays...

main panel has power,volume,sustain, tone selector ( TUBA1,TUBA2,Electric BASS)
left side has internal speaker
back side has OUTPUT,Pitch,AC adaptor Inputs (for power & charge)

ZENON EK200B sound is very fat and warm analog Bass sound!"

Roland VP 330 Vocoder Plus

via this auction

"In Near mint condition. The unit has some very minor cosmetic wear but in very very clean condition."

Vintage Akai AX60 Analog 6 Voice Poly Synth SN 10725-32200

via this auction

"Vintage Akai AX60 Analog 6 Voice Poly Synth . Condition is Used. In good working order."

Original Waldorf Pulse Rack Synth SN 96221186

via this auction

Korg M500 SP Micro-Preset

via this auction

"I have had this amazing synth for about 18 years. It was working perfect until I tried her a few months ago and now is not really making much sound. There is a crackle but is essentially ‘not working’. I would love to see someone fix it and get some use or make a profit, hence the cheap listing price. Sad to see her go but I don’t have the skill to fix. Selling as is."

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 303600

via this auction

"Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SH-101 Analogue Mono Synth And Sequencer.

This MC-202 is in stunning near mint condition. There is one small smudge on the front and a few light marks on the base apart from that it looks unused.

Please note that in the pictures it is missing one knob. I have found an original replacement and this will be included in the sale"

RSF Kobol Expander II

via this auction

"Here is for sale a very rare, beautifully sounding RSF Kobol Expander II in exceptional cosmetic & working condition..."

RSF Kobol Expander I

via this auction

"Here is for sale a very rare, beautifully sounding RSF Kobol Expander I in exceptional cosmetic & working condition..."

Vintage Korg SQ-10 Sequencer

via this auction

"Great sequencer offering 3 rows of CV that can play simultaneously on one after the others.
Perfect for pitch + any CV control as filters or other.
Can be used with any CV synth.
switchable voltage +1v or 5v"

Korg Mono/Poly SN 471114

via this auction

Novation Bass Station

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R SN PI01334

via this auction

Waldorf Q 1999 Blue

via this auction

Casio CZ-1000 Vintage Digital Synth Keyboard

via this auction

Cool Nagel.

[Abstrakt Instruments] Oberheim OB-X Custom Parts Installation & Calibration

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Abstrakt Instruments

"This video covers the Abstrakt Instruments OB-X parts kits and specific details relating to the packaging and installation."

[Abstrakt Instruments] Oberheim OB-X Calibration

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Abstrakt Instruments

"This video goes over the calibration procedure for the Voice Cards and Voice Motherboard for the OB-X. Some details are specific to our custom OB-X parts but most is applicable to any OB-X."


Published on Jan 30, 2019 A Magic Pulsewave


Transmutron filtering Novation Circuit & Behringer Neutron with flanger & overdrive

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"In this experiment, the Novation Circuit and Behringer Neutron are mixed together with Boredbrain Splix, which is fed into the Transmutron. The SPLITPOINT frequency control is being modulated manually and by the random S&H from Neutron. FX loop 1 of Transmutron is processed by the Moog Cluster Flux while FX loop 2 runs through the Neutron's own overdrive. The Transmutron is switched back and forth between Fission Mode (crossover) and Fallout Mode (wide resonant notch filter).

Boredbrain Transmutron Dual FX Loop Crossover Filter
Boredbrain Splix Inline Splitter Mixer
Novation Circuit
Behringer Neutron
Moog Moogerfooger MF-108M Cluster Flux"

QPAS Resonating

Published on Jan 30, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"Because the QPAS does not self-oscillate, it is easy to dial in its behavior as a resonator for drum loops and other material."

Intellijel 20 Minute Patch Challenge With Stefan

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Intellijel

"We took a bit of a different approach with this 20 minute challenge and gave Stefan 20 minutes to set up his patch. Then he gave a quick explanation before taking it for a spin.

You can learn more about his music here:"

Polaxis Emy USB Qwerty Keyboard Demo

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Polaxis

"Emy can now be connected to a USB keyboard and render sounds in 4 modes : Single key, Spell, Speak and ... Morse code"

The Panoptigon Updates Classic Optigan, Vako Orchestron

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Quilter Labs introduced the Panoptigon, an optical sample playback device, based on the rare Optigan and Vako Orchestron instruments of the 1970's."

Elektron Intros Model: Samples Groovebox At NAMM 2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Elektron gave us a quick demo of their new Model:Samples groove box.

The Model Samples is a 6-track, one-function-per-knob, sample-based groovebox. Each channel can be used to sequence internal samples or external hardware.

We talked with Elektron’s Mario Hernandez, who gave us an overview of what the Model:Samples can do and how it works."

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the Volca Drum - a new digital drum synthesizer and sequencer."

Corsynth C105 MKII - Creating random gates

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Corsynth

"How to create random gates using the Corsynth C105 MKII"

via Corsynth

"The C105 VC Noise / Lo-Fi Machine MKII is a voltage controlled analog sample rate reducer and a VC Nosie generator. This new MKII version expands the modules possibilities with new features that allows this module to be used in other ways not possible with the previous version. Now the C105 MKII can be used like a traditional sample and hold , a voltage controlled clock generator , a random gate / trigger generator or a 12 db VC High pass filter and even as a square wave VCO.

The C105 new characteristics are :

The internal clock has a new LOW mode that allows to use it as a traditional sample and hold.
The module now accepts external clock signals, so it can be synced to other modules.
New clock output. Now the C105 can be used as a master clock.
The passive first order HPF has been replaced for a voltage controlled second order HPF.
The C105 is based on a Sample and Hold with an internal clock that goes from 0,2Hz up to 44KHz and it can be voltage controlled. This wide frequency range and two FM inputs ( one with a reversible attenuator ) allow to create subtle or harsh digital and aliassing effects. The internal noise generator in combination with the S&H make a perfect way to create pitched noises, random voltages, sound FXs etc. In addition, there is also a 12db VC controlled high pass filter with an independent output.

The C105 can be used in many different ways:

Sample rate reducer
Noise generator
Voltage controlled High pass filter
Random voltage generator
Random gate generator
Sample and Hold
VC Clock
Square wave oscillator

Price : 215 € + VAT

C105 VC Noise / Lo-Fi MKII

The Lo-Fi input is normalized to the internal noise generator.

The C105 Voltage Controlled Noise / Lo-Fi Machine MKII is built using high quality electronic components, Switchcraft jacks, NKK switches, Cosmo knobs (the same used in the Moog Modulars) , black anodized aluminium front panel …."

NAMM 2019 Arturia MicroFreak No Talking

Published on Jan 30, 2019 sonicstate

"Jim Heywood takes a look at the new Arturia MicroFreak."

Luke Neptune- Mother Earth

Published on Jan 30, 2019 Luke Neptune

"Channeling that early 90s Trance sound.... Wait for the drop.

Gear used- Roland Juno 60, Roland SH-101, Roland TR-8, Roland Octapad, DSI/Oberheim OB-6, Akai MPC Live"

Redlight - Against The Clock

Published on Jan 30, 2019 FACTmagazine

"Hugh Pescod has been producing as Redlight since 2009, incorporating the sounds of the British underground into productions featuring artists including Shy FX, Ms Dynamite, Raekwon and Mobb Deep, whilst embracing his love of bass, house, jungle and grime on his own label, Lobster Boy.

For this week's Against The Clock session the producer took a different approach. Using a vintage Yamaha SU700 sampler he found on eBay a few weeks before the session, he was able to build a vibe from scratch in one of the most impressive ATCs we've seen in ages - as Redlight himself says: 'All good ideas are made in 10 minutes'."

Roland JP8000 & Source Audio Nemesis Delay

Published on Jan 30, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Moog One + Grandmother – House of Electronicus L.A. #NAMM2019

Published on Jan 30, 2019 cuckoomusic

"During the week of NAMM, Moog had their own little thing called House of Electronicus down by Chinatown L.A. where you could experience all of their current lineup. I finally had some private time with the Moog One – amazing, and the Grandmother – amazing."

Yamaha CS Soniq Dreams

Published on Jan 29, 2019 Stephen Coker

"Stephen Coker Playing a Yamaha CS60"

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