MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday, February 02, 2019

BLN Modular Case 'dunkelmatt' Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

"#eurorack case, designed with an eye for aesthetics - from berlin with ♥"

You can find full details on the Kickstarter campaign here.

Solton Programmer 24s

via this auction

"The Solton Programmer 24s is an Italian analog synth from 1985. It's basically 80s in a box. It's got drums, bass, synth, arps, strings, organ sounds as well as a 64 programmable patterns with accompaniment if you so chose. This italo-disco synth is enough by itself to do an entire set.

All rhythm and bass have separate 1/4 outs as well as a main L/R and Midi I/O/T"

Moog One (8 voice)

via this auction

Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom CV Euro Pedal for Eurorack Modular

Published on Nov 12, 2016

"This is a rather amateurial filmed review of the Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom CV Euro Pedal for Eurorack Modular Review - as reviewed by a guy who never did a review. So please don't be too harsh with your criticism.

Intro blabbering 00:10
Mirrored knobs and naming brutality 04:43
Sinewave distortion 07:18
Using cv for pain, hurt and fb osc 09:53
Destroying a sequence 13:59
Mangling drums 18:15

Control voltage distortion fuzz pedal with 4 CV inputs and lots of sexy character. Best used with Eurorack modular synthesizers or any other piece of analog synth that has control voltage capabilities (f.e. Moog Sub 37, Electron Analog 4, etc.). Pricing 349,- USD, needs an additional external 9 volt DC power supply (negative tip).

Some additional info I got from Jonathan Irish / RML concerning the functions:

'The 'cut' toggle removes the sub low end frequencies.'

'The knob under the feedback OSC knob is an input attenuation knob. Its marked with -Z and +Z. As you turn it to the right it will add resistance and reduce the amount of signal going into the distortion circuit.'

'As for the OSC Noise: Its pitch can be controlled by the Hurt/Pain CVs while in self oscillation. Sending in CV to the Hurt/Pain or OSC noise you can make it play notes. Nothing exact as 1 volt per octave, but still fun.'"

via this auction

Retro Mechanical Labs' acclaimed Electron Fuzz Custom has finally been given the full Eurorack treatment! Along with CV input for Hurt, Pain, Feedback and Distortion level, the modular version features an input gain stage for use with guitars and line level audio and both "Eurorack-level" and pre-gain stage audio output.

CV inputs for Pain, Hurt, Oscillator Feedback and Distortion
Guitar Pedal Interface (GPI)-style input for attenuating and amplifying the signal going into the distortion circuit
Independent clean mix and distortion volume control for full dry/wet control
x1000 switch for extreme gain
Low cut filter toggle switch
True bypass toggle switch for ease of use during performance"

A little bit of Polysix Arpeggiator...

Published on Feb 2, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Korg Polysix... arpeggiator... and knob tweaking..."

Minimoog Voyager Old School

via this auction

"Mini Moog Voyager Old School Synth in original box. Was only played for half an hour before we realised we didn't have the space for it. One of 500 of the last old school voyagers to be made."

One Step Ahead // Novation Peak Elektron Digitone OTO & Strymon

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Lost For Words

In order of appearance :
Novation Peak
Elektron Digitone x 2 tracks simultaneously
Roland TR-8S (707 emulation)
Hardware FX from :
OTO Machines BIM (delay), BAM (reverb) & BOUM (compressiojn/drive) and Strymon Deco (Tape saturation effects)
Toraverb software reverb on the percussion track.

Qu-Bit Intros Three New Eurorack Modules At The 2019 NAMM Show

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Qu-Bit introduced three new modules:

Multi-dimensional signal processor with stereo inputs and outputs.
An assortment of DSP effects mapped to a 3-dimensional sonic space.
ETA: March
MSRP: $249

Chord v2
Half the size - twice the functionality
Polyphonic oscillator in 14HP - custom chords, new wavetables, and four voice polyphonic mode
ETA: May
MSRP: $299

Fractal sequencer
32 step sequencer with 2 channels, pattern saving and an infinite number of variations from our fractal algorithm.
ETA: September
MSRP: $329"

Portable Electronic Jam Vol. 1 = Volca FM + PO-32 + Mixtape Alpha + Sony Minidisc

Published on Feb 1, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"1st chapter of the new serie called Portable Electronic Jams where we will play with tiny music machines just for fun
In this slow and smokey jam we play some ambient pads on the Volca FM while the Tonic (PO-32) walks down with a dark electro rhythm flavoured with some random noises coming from the ultra rare cassette sized synth Mixtape Alpha and an old Minidisc. A lucky cat witnessed all"

Noise Engineering Intros Four New Eurorack Modules (Sneak Preview)

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Synthtopia

"At the 2019 NAMM Show, Noise Engineering previewed four new Eurorack modules: Sinc Bucina, Fractio Solum, Bring the Noise and Cursus Iteritas Percido."


Published on Feb 2, 2019 LESINDES

"DSI SEQUENTIAL PROPHET 6 stereo out is going directly into DOD RUBBENECK (right) and RED WITCH TITAN (left). TC ELECTRONIC FIREWORX via aux send. Summed in DAW.
Sorry: the concluding title "E" got lost somewhere :-("

Casio CZ-5000 (1985) lo-fi jam + sequencing - 鬼的影子

Published on Feb 2, 2019 鬼的影子

"First recording using the inbuilt sequencer on the casio CZ-5000. All sounds were made and sequenced on the casio.

Master recording was later processed with some hardware and run through a tape machine.

Thanks to 'Synths and Sounds' for his video on how to sequence the synth - much appreciated. Big shout-out to BPMC for his glitch video gear."

AE Modular Synthesizer Music Performance #TTNM

Published on Feb 2, 2019 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's another calm AE Modular jam, featuring two voices played by different CV + Gate sequencers, plus some noises, static VCO sounds and the LOPAG vactrol lowpass gate. MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
Tangible Waves AE Modular Synth with MULTIFX, LOPAG Vactrol Lowpass Gate, SVFilter, Nylse Filter, Wasp Filter, SEQ16, DIY Touch Sensor Module, DIY VC Algorithmic Sequencer Module, etc.

There are two typical VCO-VCF-ENV voices playing. One is a slow sequence with pitch CV form the SEQ16 and the other is faster, created by a prototype voltage-controlled algorithmic sequencer I'm building at the moment. This one also acts as a voltage controlled switch, switching noise and other static VCOs into the mix and it also provides occasional triggers for one half of the LOGIC module. The other triggers going into the LOGIC are from the STEP10 sequencer. The LOGIC's XOR output then triggers the LOPAG. The touch plates control the filter cutoff of the SVFilter and Wasp filter. Everything goes through the MULTIFX Resoverb then."

BURG - desynchronosis (eurorack, plonk, ms-20)

Published on Feb 2, 2019 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

#plonk #intellijel #ms20

This track is all about the modular with a twist of ms-20. I wanted to experiment a bit with the new Plonk and 1U Steppy that i added recently to the rack. This thing sounds fabulous, great module that has a lot of use cases.. not just rhytmic but also very musical.

Modular sound sources:

- Plonk - intro bass sound / Eloquencer
- Braids - intro 5 step sequence / qubit Octone
- MI Rings into uClouds - weird spacy melodies / Eloquencer
- MI Peaks - kick and snare / Eloquencer
- BIA - additional percussion / Steppy
- Tides (sheep fw) - Second wavetable bass sound / Eloquencer
- 3x A111-3 - chord stabs / uO_C Chords in Harrington 1200 mode + Eloquencer

I use the planar2 joystick to adjust the Ripples filter for the Braids sequence, and it also controls the wavetable morphing on the Tides/Sheep bass sound. Tetrapad is also controlling the Tides/Sheep bass sound for some added performance stuff.

A lot of modulation is happening in the Braids, Rings, Tides BIA.. PAM is the main source plus some gates from the Intellijel Steppy.

Modular Grid Links:

Main rack:
Control rack:

FX on modular rack:

- Strymon Timeline
- Keeley Caverns
- Presonus Plate reverb (in mixer)

FX on ms-20

- Strymon el Capistan (not visible in video)
- Presonus Plate reverb (in mixer)



Dual Manthers

NAMM 2019: Radikal Technologies

Published on Feb 1, 2019 Volterock Review

DMI Sound City Key Bass

via this auction

"Sound City Key Bass / Analog Organ Bass / Bass Synth / 70s.

Very rare and very cool keyboard bass.

Polyphonic, similar circuit to the combo organs of the 60s and 70s. Sounds very synth-like.

Makes some killer, yet basic, bass sounds.

Very little if any info online about these keyboards."

Indeed. I believe this is the first one posted on the site, and only the third DMI Sound City post.

Mint Roland SH-101 SN 266701

via this auction

Vermona Formation 1

via this auction

Not the best pics, but you don't see these often. Only one other has been featured on the site here.

Access Matrix Programmer for Oberheim Matrix 1000 SN A19600386

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6 with Europa Upgrade & Extras

via this auction

Comes with custom Synth Jupiter-6 dust cover, Europa magnetic labels, & manual.

Schippmann CS8 VCF1E Multimodal Voltage Controlled Filter

via this auction

20190202 NDLR Slim Phatty Minitaur Digitone

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Ty Synthador

"20190202 NDLR Slim Phatty Minitaur Digitone"

KORG HangOuts Manchester - 'Analogue & Synths'

"KORG HangOuts are specialist events that give you the chance to meet fellow music enthusiasts in a great venue with experts from KORG on hand to show you new tricks/tips and products.

We’re excited to announce that the next KORG HangOut will be held in Manchester at The Brickworks on Feb 19th.
Come and try out the new volca drum, volca modular and minilogue XD. These are brand new releases and it will be the first time they can be seen in the UK.

The KORG product experts will be presenting the new volca modular explaining how this differs to other VOLCA synths and showing some of the huge sound creation possibilities. So if you have been thinking about getting into modular this is a great place to start. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to try these exciting new products out for yourself, with our experts on hand to help.

If that’s not enough you can also get hands on with prologue, monologue and the best of the KORG synths.

All abilities welcome. Limited spaces available so make sure you book your FREE ticket using the link below."

RSVP here

Volcation - ambient multi-tracked jam with volcas and ES1

Published on Feb 2, 2019 rudeog

"3 volca FM tracks, 2 volca bass tracks, 1 ES1 track. Reverb and/or delay pedal used on some. Tracked into the DAW, some EQ applied. I also rearranged/muted some parts at times in the DAW."

Synth sound reminds me of Corey Hart

Published on Feb 2, 2019 alternatingbitmusic

"Though its certainly not a unique analog sound, still once I added the delay it really reminded me of 'Sunglasses at Night.'"

Behringer Crave & RD808 Beat Tracking Session

Published on Feb 2, 2019 BEHRINGER

2 x 16 Sequence: mos-lab modular system.

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Resonant Anvil

"Changes to fixed filter bank ranges, octave, and attack. Sequences from Moon Modular 569 Quad Sequencer."

Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 2 - Cyborg's Theme on Yamaha PSS-380, Vocals - Synthwave

Published on Feb 2, 2019 ChrisLody

"While I had the Yamaha PSS-380 out I decided to make another piece of music with it. This is about as far away from what I had in mind but I wanted to capture the idea once it started to grow. So here's some more post apocalyptic dark ambient synthwave movie soundtrack type stuff with my wife Esme on vocals, Yamaha PSS380, Korg AX5G guitar pedals phaser, Fostex four track tape deck and Zoom 1201 reverb.

Anyway, be kind to cyborgs folks. They're almost people too you know."

HYVE Touch Synthesizer Ambient Improvisation

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Björn Fogelberg

"I gave my HYVE Synth a spin today. Everything was recorded in one take. I admit the video is bit unpolished but I think you get the idea what this synth is about. The reverb is Valhalla VintageVerb."

Elektron Model:Samples #02

Published on Feb 2, 2019 when the leaves are falling

"Still noodling. Just silly."

How to Control Visuals with Eurorack - Leaving the Laptop Episode 6

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Michael Forrest

"This month's video show's how I'm controlling live visuals from a modular synth. The Mutable Instruments Grids kick trigger out is connected to a little Arduino board which then connects to a phone over bluetooth, sending the visuals over AirPlay to an Apple TV connected to a projector. Enjoy!"

All parts here.

VSS-30 + Generation Loss

Published on Feb 2, 2019 ljs8888

Teenage Engineering OP-Z demo

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Hunart©

"Thanks to the Polish distributor Audiotech I could check this awesome little "everything". Just a few patterns made with what you can find inside out of the box. No EQ, compression or external FX - just some standard limiting to control peaks."

Yamaha CS60: Dreamscape Reverberations 2nd edit

Published on Feb 2, 2019 Stephen Coker

"Stephen Coker playing a Yamaha CS60"

20190202 SH32 CS5 gtSound

Published on Feb 2, 2019 ryouichi harada

Volca Drum Prototype! : Underwater Weirdness? z15

Published on Feb 2, 2019 VJ FRANZ K

"Trying to get some more unusual sounds out of the Volca Drum, it sounds like low deep waves, and high splashes?"

[DIGITONE] fMbruary #01 Julianne Moore

Published on Feb 2, 2019 CO5MA

"February = fMbruary! Throughout the month of February, I'll release videos mainly using FM synthesis. Just 1 pattern! Use the hashtag #fmbruary too and use your Digitone or any FM synth!

Why FM synthesis? Because that's my favourite synthesis so far. And because it's fMbruary!"

Electronic Live Jam, Hardware only: Korg Volca FM & Keys, Akai Rhythm Wolf, Waldorf Rocket, Kaosspad

Published on Feb 2, 2019 O.S.cillator @ Kalkartronic

"played live by O.S.cillator....
Gear setup: Akai Rhythm Wolf (Beats and Bass) sends Midi notes to Waldorf Rocket and gate to The Volca FM (which sends ysnc signal to Volca Keys), Vouce samples played from Korg Kaosspad mini (Waldorf Streichfett is in the picture but not in use this time).
Audio recorded with Edirol R-1.
Video recorded with Ricoh WG-M1, Casio Exilim and Samsung Galaxy S8.
Dance movie snippets taken from Ólafur Arnalds - This place was a shelter."

Behringer Crave: Hold Function

Published on Feb 1, 2019 mootbooxle

"You can make the sequencer hold on the current step as long as the Hold input is receiving a voltage, like so!"

Patch n Tweak

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