MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

DEMO 2 - STG Soundlabs: The Radiophonic One | Matt Chadra

Published on Feb 6, 2019 ClavAnother

"This second look at the Radiophonic One synthesizer made by STG Soundlabs is more focused on a minimalist view and plays around with the fabulous Sea Devils Filter in self-oscillation mode, the new .VCO module as an LFO, and features the Envelope Generator for some blippy rhythms.

My initial intention was to do something more melodic, but I quickly got sidetracked with some sound effects. It was a bunch of fun, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did."

Radiophonic One videos by ClavAnother

SYNTH-WERK SW905 5U Reverberation Module Now Available


"The SW905 Reverberation Unit utilizes a dual spring type acoustic delay line to produce a succession of decaying echoes of an audio signal. A single panel control determines the ratio between the amounts of reverberated and non-reverberated signals that appear at the output jack. In addition the SW905 offers two modes of operation:

Regular mode
the relative amount of the echo signal and direct signal can be continuously changed from 100% direct signal to 100% echo signal.

„Emerson“ modification
the output signal is continuously mixed with the direct signal and the knob on the faceplate controls the level of the mix. The direct signal is passed through unaffected.

Both modes of operation can be selected on the board of the module.

When a dynamically varying signal is applied to the input of the SW905, the output will consist of a series of closely spaced echoes, the subjective effect of which is similar to that of reverberation of sound. When a static signal is applied to the input of the SW905, the output will also be static. The SW905 will perform in this application like a formant filter, strongly coloring the timbre of any signal with appreciable harmonic content."

Update: for those curious why there isn't a switch for the two modes on the front pannel, I asked SYNTH-WERK and they replied with the following: "As you know we reproduce the Moog modules 100% like the original and therefore it is our policy not to add additional functionality on the front panel. We have a lot of customers using SYNTH-WERK modules to complete an existing Moog System and this requires 100% Moog from the outside and the inside.

And…You are right the Emerson Moog had a modified 905 including an additional Input…But…We are always discussing what is the right approach.

The next level of SYNTH-WERK will be an answer to the question „what would have happened if the Modular 900 series would still be alive with Robert Moog?“ How would actual modules look like…And we have already a couple of answers."

New AI Synthesis AI006 Stomp Box Adapter Eurorack Module

Uploaded on Dec 30, 2018 AI Synthesis

via AI Synthesis

"AI Synthesis has released its fifth module, the AI006 Stomp Box Adapter in both a built and guaranteed version, as well as in kit and PCB/Panel format. The AI006 stomp box adapter provides simple, inexpensive “set and forget it” conversion between modular signals and guitar level signals, allowing users to get the most from their stomp boxes when interfacing with their modular system, in only 2HP. Following the tradition of the other eurorack modules, the AI001 Multiple,AI002 Mixer, and AI003 Looping ADSR, the module has a full video how-to build guide. Unlike some DIY companies that focus solely on providing kits, AI Synthesis has an educational mission and our kits and documentation are aimed at those who have never held a soldering iron. PCBS are professionally manufactured, and all panels are aluminum and designed by Grayscale.

Portabellabz Synthi Card Mixer Mod

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Todd Barton

"Today I explore the Mixer Modulation Output going to Pitch & Timbre of the Easel's Complex Oscillator."

Portabellabz Synthi Card videos by Todd Barton

Eurorack Keytar?

Update: Now on YouTube with additional details:

Eurorack Guitar

Published on Feb 7, 2019 Takumi Ogata

Follow-up to this post.

"DIY plucking module and strip sensor module.

Signal Flow
1. pitched sawtooth wave outputted by the strip sensor module
2. VCA (CV from the plucking module for volume)
3. Rings (CV from Chance for subtle modulation)
4. DAW"

8 DACs for the Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing 1 Volt per Octave CV Outputs

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"Building an Octal DAC for the Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing (DAC0800 8bit parallel input digital to analog converters). It will replicate the MIDI output in the V/8ª CV standard, in order to control analog VCO and VCF modules."

Access Virus TI "Best Analog & Vintage Sounds" 64

Published on Feb 6, 2019 chronosproject


Are you dreaming about your Virus synthesizer can sound like real analog?

Whatever model you have - B,C,Ti,Ti2?
Whatever you using for connection - analog jacks or usb?

Welcome to 64 Best Analog & Vintage Sounds!

Powerfull & rich sound modeling like never before.

LFO team celebrates 10 Years of working with Access technologies - from A to TI2.

Thanks for analog modeling technology which is great in Virus, we re-create
Juno,Jupiter, Polysix, Prophet, CS-80 sounds with maximum authentic feeling.

All sounds bpm syncable & modulation wheel approved.

Powerfull unison basses, stunning mono & poly leads, sharp plucks, dynamic & wide arps, deep & realistic strings
great for soundtrack atmosphere, synth-pop & retro wave music, dancefloor music.

Why 64 patches?

Remember all good vintge synths having 32 or 64 slots avaliable? :)


Arps: 20

Rediscover & Enjoy Your Virus!
Working with Virus B,C,TI,TI2"

Kawai K3 Synthesizer

via this auction

Underrated synth. Crisp digital oscillators paired with SSM filters.

Hartmann Neuron

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Launchpad Pro Features Collection (In-App)

Launchpad Pro Features Collection (In-App) from Ampify on Vimeo.

Snazzy FX Pedals (Tracer City, Mini-Ark) With Synth & Guitar + Contest To Win A Wow & Flutter

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Comment on this video [on Youtube] before Midnight Pacific Standard Time 2/13/2019 For a chance to win this Snazzy FX Wow & Flutter delay pedal (we will pick a random comment as the winner). The contest is only open to US residents. Make sure you check back into the comments section after the 14th to see if you won, we will respond to the winning commenter letting them know that they won.

This video shows all three of the Snazzy FX pedals made by Snazzy LV with both a Make Noise 0-Coast synth and a guitar. The Wow & Flutter is a delay with the sound of a worn out wobbly tape machine. The Tracer City is an analog state variable filter with both envelope follower and LFO modulation options as well as external CV inputs. The Mini-Ark is a monophonic tracking synth pedal that works with bass or guitar and has a crazy and chaotic sound.

Available here:

Official Rules:
1. You must subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
2. You must comment on this video before Midnight PST 2/13/2019.
3. The winning comment will be chosen at random.

This contest is sponsored by Perfect Circuit & Snazzy LV and is in no way affiliated with YouTube. For more information about contest rules check out YouTube Community Guidelines"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Analog Synthesizer Patch Tutorials

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Analog Synthesizer Patch Tutorials

Playlist at the time of this post:

1. Moog Grandmother patch tutorial. "Ennio Morricone's Grandmother"
2. Arp 2600 Patches from Vine Archive

Note these go back to 2013.

By the time I got to Phoenix, I had a VCO.

Some background on STG's new .VCO via the STG SoundLabs Electronic Newsletter:

[Here's a crop from a great photo of the Radiophonic One system prototype in a cactus garden at Joshua Tree National Park. (Jill Gautreaux)]


"Finally ... I have a VCO.

So I sit here in a hotel room in Phoenix, waiting to hear from Southwest about my videographer's cancelled flight back to Chicago. It was already cancelled due to the crazy weather, and after rescheduling her flight has been cancelled again.

I thought I'd take this break in my drive back from California to let everyone on the list know that not only did I just show a VCO at the 2019 winter NAMM convention but that it is already for sale.

I really like using this Electronic Newsletter to talk about cool stuff going on in my life and then pitch something at you, however this time it's all pitch. To make up for it I'm going to insert some great photos from my trip out here and back. Some photos I took, some photos she took.

So my first VCO is actually going to be available initially in Eurorack format. Don't be too upset, it will be available in American format (or Moog format, or as some say "man-size") but for certain practical reasons Eurorack came first.

[Moustache Ride Bar & Grill, Amarillo TX. Looks legit.]

It's called the .VCO. It is 8HP in size, and has sawtooth, triangle, and suboctave square wave outputs.

It only has these three outputs because I already have a pulse shaper in the .COM/Pulse Matrix, and a sine shaper in the Wave Folder. I tend to think of all of my modules as components in a system so for me this makes a lot of sense.

It should probably be said right now before we get into it that this is an analogue VCO. There is a digital aspect to it in the tuning system, in fact there is even an ARM processor and a quad DAC in this thing but they are not in the audio signal path at all! They are just for tuning offsets, the drift generator, and scanning the knobs that control these things.

[Here's the full shot of Radiophonic One in the cactus garden. (Jill Gautreaux)]

The tuning system of this VCO is very exciting. There is a "range" knob which selects from LFO, octaves from 32' to 2', and a "wide" mode (more on that later.)

The next knob is "semitone" and selects an offset from zero to twelve semitones, and the fifth (seven semitones) is given a wider degree of travel to make it easier to set the VCO to this most useful of intervals.

The final tuning knob is called "detune" and when the range control is in the octaves has a bit more than a two semitone range. When the range control is in wide or LFO mode, the knob has a much wider range, measured in octaves. I haven't tweaked it to exactly what I want yet but I promise it will be as musically useful as it can be.

The next control is "drift rate." This VCO actually has an integrated drift generator!

[STG Soundlabs booth crew (Bubba Ayoub with Panamint Manse and Inhalt) with our new NAMM booth mascot, Stuffy. Coincidentally, our booth number was 11000!]

One of the really cool things about primitive VCOs from way back is that you would need to retune them because of temperature-related pitch drift. I thought "why not model that and turn it up to 11,000!?"

I originally conceived the drift generator as a random linear vector generator, inspired by James McCaskey asking me a long time ago "Okay so you have an LFO but what about a UFO?"

I thought about what a UFO would be in synthesiser terms, and backronymed it to Unidentified Frequency Oscillator. Another way of putting it would be a "random linear function generator."

[This is about 5 miles from Needles CA. That is not the sun, it is the moon.]

That idea got stored in my wetware about 10 years ago and it's been waiting for an application since. This presented the perfect opportunity for implementation.

Originally I just wanted the drift generator to be a random linear function, in both rate and amplitude. Obviously it would need to be bipolar.

However after a few days it occurred to me that maybe a linear function would be too harsh, and it would need to be smoothed. You can't just slew this function, because the frequency is random, so what to do?

[This is about 5 miles from Needles CA. That is not the sun, it is the moon.]

I decided to apply an S-curve to the linear segments, like running a triangle wave through a sine shaper.

This made the "drift" very smooth and the results are musically pleasing. I can listen to this thing drone for longer than I ought to be able to!

The rate control for the drift generator sets a master time period for the segments, which ranges from 30 seconds to 300 milliseconds. The random time variation is within 20 percent and 100 percent of that value.

The drift generator is normalised to the modulation input. This means that if nothing is plugged into the modulation input, the modulation knob will control the amount of drift, which at maximum is about an octave swing.

[Is it a tree or just a plant? I postulate that it's not a tree unless you can build a house out of it, so here I am with in between two Joshua Things. (Jill Gautreaux)]

There is a control input, which has the standard response of 1v/oct. However, the modulation input has a response of one half volt per octave. This is to allow for wide modulations from standard 5v control sources.

The third control input is a hard sync input. A cool thing about hard sync on this VCO is that the suboctave square wave is actually generated from the reset of the core, so it will sound different under hard sync than if it were counted off of a pulse shaper. It's kind of hard to describe quickly but just trust me.

I'm running a special low time preference sale on this VCO until my next Electronic Newsletter. If you order one or more now and are willing for it until summer you can get it for $200!

Act now and benefit from investor-level pricing!"

[Salt River Canyon in Arizona. Not even a fisheye lens can capture what an impressive scene this is.]

Paramount Synth Meira NEW Analog Synthesizer Crowd Funded Rik Marston

Published on Feb 6, 2019

"#paramountsynth #rikmarston #newanalogsynthesizer
Paramount Synth Meira NEW Analog Synthesizer!
Synthesizer Reveal & Interview by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!**

Crowd Sourced / Crowd Funded Please Contribute to:

These are pictures of the body / concept design. It is currently be assembled & next week we will get to hear the four voices in a chord. This synth is in it's very early stages, soon all parts will be assembled; we will see it & hear it in all of it's analog glory :)

The FUTURE of Analog Synthesizers is HERE!
The Sound of the Roland Jupiter-8 & Oberheim OB-Xa!!
Customize your own COLOR! Make it your own!!!!
And a light show that will BLOW YOUR MIND AWAY!
(Not to mention the crowd!!!)

Analog Synth "Meira" from Paramount Synth
Creation of an analog synth based upon Curtis CEM3340 sound generator chips designs all contained in a ultra-modern retro housing. The keyboard itself will support 3 octaves with 4 / 8 voices and 2 oscillators. Plus Cross Modulated LFO's!!

Some of the basic features include: 3 octave keyboard 4 / 8 voices / 2 oscillators Dual bender sections One for pitch and one for LFO LFO selection Octave selection Play Modes Whole Dual Unison Split 3 LFO’s Frequency Delay Level Waveform Selection Saw Triangle Square Sine Filters 2-Pole 3320? 4 pole Ladder? Filter Control A, D, S, R VCA 3 LFO’s Arpeggiator Section Rate Range Selection Performance Menu Patch Storage Patch Recall

Back panel Midi In\Out\Thru Power inlet Power on/off

ETD 2020 $1995 for 4 Voice $2495 8 Voice
Wood sides or aluminum

Thank you for watching!"

Some details via Indiegogo

"We are extremely excited about this new synth we are developing and hope you are too! It is an analog synth based on the Curtis CEM3340 sound generator chip series with a variety of features that will serve as our initial product with many more to come. Under the Paramount Synth, LLC umbrella, this flagship product will be developed. We are still debating the name of the synth but we are getting close.

For those of you that don’t know, Curtis components contributed heavily to music in the 1980’s. The 1980’s classic synth sound was influenced by the Curtis chips including the CEM3340. The list of synths that contained Curtis chips is too large to list here but a quick internet search will blow you away.

This synth will have many features that you are looking for and a few more, but we are not letting all of our secrets out quite yet. The keyboard itself will support 3 octaves with 4 voices and 2 oscillators. Some of the basic features include:

3 octave keyboard
4 voices/2 oscillators
Dual bender sections
One for pitch and one for LFO
LFO selection
Octave selection
Play Modes
3 LFO’s
Waveform Selection
2-Pole 3320?
4 pole Ladder?
Filter Control
A, D, S, R
3 LFO’s
Arpeggiator Section
Performance Menu
Patch Storage
Patch Recall
Back panel

Midi In\Out\Thru
Power inlet
Power on/off

This is the front panel illustrating the “Red” color option. Just looking at the front panel provides excellent insight to where we are taking synth performance. We will probably take some liberties and move certain controls and indicators as we get into final layout and fabrication but all of the basic functionality we have discussed will be there.……along with a few surprises that we will let you know about along the way!"

TEST SERIES Electro-Faustus EF110 Blackfly Gotharman's FX DeFormer Korg Kaoss Pad Quad

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Electro-Faustus EF110 Blackfly, Gotharman's FX DeFormer, and Korg Kaoss Pad Quad.

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"

Roland TB-303 Bass Line w/ Manuals

via this auction

Akai S612 Sampler & Disk Drive

via this auction

"An akai s612 sampler. This is a pretty cool old school sampler, this was one of akai’s first. Comes with a free akai md280 sample floppy disk drive. The sampler works for sure but I don’t know how to test the floppy drive so I’m throwing it in for free."

Plankton Electronics Ants! Semi-Modular Desktop Synth

via this auction

Large custom knobs.

"Somewhat discounted due to occasional noise in the moment of engaging the button that switches between hi and lo pass filter outputs. It's in great shape otherwise, having only left the non-smoking studio once to appear in the video above."

Octave Cat SRM Synthesizer Model 1853 SN B3647

via this auction

Korg TRIDENT SN 331994

via this auction

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3101

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak

via this auction

ROLAND CSQ-100 CV Sequencer

via this auction

"The Roland CSQ-100 is a microcomputer-controlled digital CV/gate Sequencer. It is much like the CSQ-600. However, it can only play one sequence at a time. Sequences can be recorded via an external CV/gate input or using step-time. Portamento can not be programmed, but is adjusted manually as a sequence is being played. Sequences can be saved and loaded via cassette interface."

Tutorial: Installing Custom Oscillators on the Korg prologue MULTI ENGINE

Published on Jan 26, 2019 Korg

"This video explains how to install custom oscillators to the Korg prologue’s MULTI ENGINE oscillator using the prologue Sound Librarian, available on the Korg website."

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral Atmospheric Sound - V 1.1 Released

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric sound from Igor Vasiliev on Vimeo.

"With the special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE you can easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. More:"

First update of new app SynthScaper LE. This update improves the app when used as an Audio Unit and adds new modes. SynthScaper LE continues to develop and improve.

What's new:

- Fixed problem with presets list in AU instances.
- Added hotkeys bar when full screen keyboard.
- Help panel opens on full screen.
- Added mode when sequencer knobs use "Scale" range (in standalone).
- Fixed problem with BPM sync when work with some AU hosts.
- Improved work in "freeze" mode in DAWs (exclude sequencer).
- Fixed problem with restore last selected scene when start as AU.
- Improved work of arpeggiator when changing keys.
- Added several new scenes and presets.

Welsh Synthesizer Labs Synth Demos

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Welsh Synthesizer Labs

Welsh's synth programming book is available on Amazon here.

Playlist at the time of this post:

1. Yamaha CS15D Analog Synthesizer (1979)
The Yamaha CS15D is a monophonic analog synth from 1979. It has two single-VCO preset sections which can be mixed together, making it capable of producing thick sounds.
2. MOOG MINIMOOG MODEL D multi samples and demo
Samples of the Moog Minimoog Model D synthesizer.

LEAD triple saw 0:00
LEAD single saw 1:42
BASS triple square 2:38
VOICE moog vox 3:38

Free for use with no commercial restrictions other than not including it in sample libraries.
3. Yamaha CS15D multi samples BASS woodbass with perc
4. Yamaha CS15D multi samples LEAD clav perc
5. Yamaha CS15D multi samples STRING string with trombone
6. Yamaha CS15D multi samples TUNED PERC xylophone perc
7. Minimoog BASS multi samples TRIPLE SQUARE
8. Minimoog LEAD multi samples SINGLE SAW
9. Minimoog VOICE multi samples MOOG VOX
10 Minimoog LEAD multi samples TRIPLE SAW
11 Behringer DeepMind 12, First 128 Factory Patches
12 Moog Subsequent 37 CV Factory Presets
13 Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Oberheim DSI Presets

L-1 Synthesizer plays 'Popcorn'

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Aleksei Laman

"Classic melody 'Popcorn' recorded 'as is' live into stereo track. No additional mixing."

Akai APC Mini, KORG TR, & L-1 eurorack modular. Kentron PRO-2000 MkII MIDI-CV converter.

Note the embed above is a playlist of all videos from Aleksei Laman / L-1 starting with 'Popcorn'

Playlist as of this post:

1. L-1 Synthesizer plays 'Popcorn'
2. L-1 DD (discrete dual) VCF - simply synth bass.
3. L-1 DD (discrete dual) VCF
4. L-1 DD VCF - Giorgio.
5. L-1 DD (discrete dual) VCF
6. L-1 Germanium VCA
7. L-1 Germanium VCA
8. L-1 Tube VCA 1Ж24Б. Triangle wave clipping.
9. L-1 Eurorack powered case.
10 L-1 Blacksea VCA
11 L-1 Mutant Cure VCF
12 L-1 Mutant Cure VCF. Waveforms.
13 L-1 Microcompressor Stereo
14 L-1 VCEQ dynamic equalization
15 VCAs: tube vs. solid state.
16 L-1 Basic VCO
17 L-1 Tube VCA scope
18 compressorr att rel cv
19 L-1 Dual VC ADSR

30 11 18 Scrotum Lab - Meditation with Tresses

Published on Feb 6, 2019 batchas

"First time patching the 2 after all tests went well."

Patch From Scratch: Liquid Sequencing

Published on Feb 6, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"Complex sequencing that is not melody-oriented, using René, TEMPI, and QPAS."

[DIGITONE] fMbruary #02 Energy

Published on Feb 6, 2019 CO5MA

"#digitone #fMbruary #fMbruary2019

'Energy' is inspired by the amazing story and characters from Nier: Automata. More than "just" a video game: a strong experience. Highly recommended!

All my fmbruary videos are made using my own custom presets for the Digitone that are available here as a complete pack: or as individual sound pack (Fractal Pads, Minimal Arps, Freaking Percs, Moving Vektors... more to come)

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

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

Beautiful Nier: Automata artwork by: Licena Hill"

phase vocoder diy pedal thing + yamaha su 10

Published on Feb 6, 2019 skinnerbox

1977 YAMAHA CS60: Restoring the Power Supply

Published on Feb 6, 2019 Stephen Coker

"Restoring the 1977 Vintage YAMAHA CS60 Power Supply By Stephen Coker.

This is Part 1 in a Sequence of Videos i will Upload.

The Power Supply is in Tip-Top Condition, Maintaining Perfect Voltages on All 4 power Rails!

Checking the 4 Power rails even years Later still gives Perfect readings, to this day.

I've Restored the SUV, KAS, SH, KBC, SUB, M 1-8 and, PRE Boards along with many other parts of this Amazingly well Designed Classic Instrument.

I Replaced every Electrolytic Capacitor in the CS60 with the Highest Quality Available.

All Op Amps have been Updated.

Every CMOS chip is Replaced.

SH Board has been Completely Redone for Superior Stability.

All (M Cards) are Restored and I'm awaiting an order of potentiometer replacements of all the various values that have been difficult to source.

Some of the faults I've traced were tracked to the M board Calibration Potentiometers which, there are Well over 100 in the instrument, just for Calibrating the Voice cards.

Due to the Sheer amount of components that have to be replaced, it is Very timely and expensive to Restore these Classic Vintage Synthesizers but, they are worth every moment and, Dollar spent on them.

You have to be extremely careful working on the CS Polysynths for many reasons, to numerous to list here.

Improvising music on the Tokarev Protosynth V1 and V2 synths

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Konstantin T

"Making some electronic music on the handmade synths. Tokarev Protosynth V1LP with extended controls running the polyphony, side by side with the Protosynth V2, second prototype on the right playing the bass. Drums and midi sequence data coming from FL Studio."

Roland Registers Trademarks for TR-808 & TB-303 Designs

In Germany, home of Behringer, no less. You can see the 808 here (Googlish), and 303 here (Googlish).


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