MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Panoptigon plays Optigan Surf Rock Disc

Published on Mar 21, 2019 optigandotcom

"Here's another demo improvisation on the Panoptigon, this time featuring the Optigan Surf Rock disc. Be sure to listen in stereo, as this one features the typical Optigan hard-panning between the chords/drums on the left and the keyboard on the right. Apart from the Panoptigon's onboard hall reverb, no other effects or EQ were applied."

Beats and Bytes // Bass Station II 2.5 // 21 March 2019 4PM PST

Started streaming 4 minutes ago NovationTV

"Come and explore the new Bass Station II features with the 2.5 firmware update. We will show how the new paraphonic mode works along with other features like micro tuning and envelope re-triggering."

Topics covered:

Introduction to Bass Station II
How to Update, Paraphonic Mode, and Filter Tracking
Envelope Re-triggering and Oscillator Error
Microtuning Editing, New Presets, and Warm Greetings
Q & A

Starling Via - Shared Modular System - In Store Demo Saturday March 23rd, 1pm at Switched On Austin

A system of synthesizer modules built on a shared hardware platform.

More info -

The shared DNA of the modules, if you care to know

Analog circuit, digital control
Basic analog processing blocks are brought to life with flexible digital signals.

Shared IO
A set of programmable controls, inputs, and outputs provides the foundation for each module.

Replaceable skin
Swap the faceplate and flash new firmware over USB to transform the module into one of its family members.

Via comes in a few different packages

Built by Starling
Fully assembled and tested modules are available from Starling and authorized distributors.

Built by you
DIY kits with pre-populated surface mount components are available, along with open source software.

Built by a computer
All modules are available as Rack plugins on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Modules & Demo:

XAOC Devices Zadar, Batumi, Belgrad And More

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We put together a whole system of XAOC Devices modules including the new Zadar quad envelope generator, two Belgrad filters that can be used as interesting oscillators when self oscillating, and a Kamieniec phase shifter. We also used a Batumi, Drezno and Tirana II for sequencing and modulation. The SSF Entity Percussion Synthesizer provides some drums.

The new Zadar is a powerful digital quad envelope generator with many different envelope shapes that can be warped and modulated. The Zadar can even run at high enough frequencies to be used as a kind of odd wavetable oscillator.

XAOC modules available here:"

Modal Electronics Modulus 002

via this auction

"This is also the version with leather sides."

Update: according to the creator of the Modulus 002, Paula Maddox, this is one of the first 50. "Firstly the shine, the first were a gloss finish, the others more satin.
There's also a spelling mistake ;)"

Akai VX600 Synthesizer | Well, you found me

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Alex Ball

"This was an interesting one. I’d never heard of the Akai VX600 until a couple of weeks ago, so I came into it with absolutely no preconceptions.

When I saw it, I assumed it was a sampler. It’s actually a synth and surprisingly, given it only has 37-keys, it’s a six-voice poly synth. Perhaps most unexpected is the fact that it’s analogue.

So with the surprises out of the way, I fired it up and discovered you have to run a computer controlled calibration and let it warm up. It’s actually quite reminiscent of the Oberheim Xpander in terms of workflow and quirks.

You have two oscillators per voice with various combinable waveshapes, three envelopes, two filters, two LFOs per voice. It’s velocity sensitive and has aftertouch and midi. It’s also multitimbral and you can load different sounds for each voice (as you can on the Xpander).

There’s even a multi-pin connection to get all the voices separately and a whole setup dedicated for use with a wind controller. It’s quite an oddball!

I actually wrote three pieces of music on it before I found a direction that had some cohesion. I started with a warped magical thing, then did something dystopian and finally landed with the track heard in the video. I hope you like it and that it gives off the character of the synth.

Akai VX600 (1988)
Roland JX-3P + PG200 (1983)
Boss CE-2 and DM-2 pedals
Roland TR-77 (1972)
I sampled and made custom rhythms as it’s a preset machine
Fairlight CMI II drum samples
Abbey Road 80s Drummer
Fairlight Vocal Samples layered with my voice through a Voice Spectra Vocoder
String section – Spitfire Audio and LA Scoring Strings
End vocals recorded with an AKG C414s"

Digitakt - Making A Dubby Techno Beat

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Electronisounds Audio


I set off to show some more sounds from my Digitakt sound packs by attempting to make a groovy / funky /swinging "house beat", but get sidetracked as usual by the siren song of dubby techno beats...

We end up with this MASSIVE tutorial on beatmaking with the Digitakt!
If you are trying to make beats like this yourself, imho, you can follow along with me *step-by-step* - no matter what DAW(s), drum machine(s) or sampler(s) you use. :)

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


Published on Mar 21, 2019 Møffenzeef Mødular


"Møffenmix is a føur channel audiø mixer with søme extra sauce. Each øf the føur channels has independent gain with a three pøsitiøn switch tø determine max gain range (løw, medium, high). Løw gain will make each channel unity gain at minimum and 2x gain at max. Medium gain will bøøst each channel x5 which can either be used as a line level audiø tø mødular signal bøøst ør a mild distørtiøn. Finally, high gain is a x100 gain circuit meant tø cømpletely bløw øut the signal and be used as an øbnøxiøus øverdrive. There are nø clipping diødes in the signal path sø yøu can make things really scream at full gain! After the gain stages, each channel has its øwn mute switch and vølume knøb. The Link input is a unity gain input intø the master øutput. This input can be used tø daisy chain multiple møffenmix ør øther mixer mødules tøgether. It can alsø be used as an additiønal channel input. Gøne are the days øf quiet-as-a-møuse hats, shrimpy snares, and snøøze inducing kicks. CRANKKKK YERRRR MIXXXX Tøøøø THHAAA MAXXXXX!!!!!!!!

NØTE: this mixer has bleed at søme settings due tø the nature øf wørking with super high gain, the high frequency cøntent øur mødules prøduce, and øverall shitty engineering practices. If yøu’re øffended by this type øf behaviør I recømmend purchasing sømeøne else’s mødule. This mødule was designed with the intentiøn øf bløwing øut drum tracks and slamming them intø a mønø øutput with løads øf character and charm."

Serge Tcherepnin - Waveshaper TV Ep. 9

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Waveshaper Media

"Support us on Patreon:

Here's an interview with the one and only Serge synthesizer designer, Serge Tcherepnin! Interviews with Serge are few and far between - in fact we're only aware of one print interview, from the early '80s. As far as we know, this is the only filmed interview with Serge in existence. Serge was a friend and colleague of Morton Subotnick's; Mort is the one who hired Serge onto the staff at CalArts, where he developed his synthesizer system for students to build and use. We met Serge in Paris to film with Mort for our upcoming Subotnick documentary, and after much convincing, Serge finally agreed to also give us a solo interview for Waveshaper TV!"

This is a treat. The influence of Buchla and Moog are covered by Serge Tcherepnin.


Published on Mar 21, 2019 mishpult

Making Fantasy Mansions (howsit made m8?)

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Captain Credible

"Many people have asked how i manage to get the perlington demon gate inside the little black chip thingy. In this window I will attempt to answer that question and many others as I show you how I make this crap.

Fantasy Mansion is available here:"

Learn to solder this Saturday at Thonk!

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Thonk Synth DIY

"What are you doing this Saturday 23rd March? Come solder some synths in Brighton! Ticket sales close Friday 22nd March -"

SOMA DVINA as a Eurorack controller

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Vlad Kreimer

"The main demo video of Dvina:"

SOMA DVINA (prototype)

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Vlad Kreimer

"This is the prototype of the first SOMA electro-acoustic instrument. It was inspired by Hindustani classical music but European music can be also played with it, of course.
In the video, besides DVINA I used a specially built pre-amp with a simple built-in one tap delay and a small 100$ guitar cube.
If enough people are interested in buying the DVINA we can start production. If you are interested please drop me an email at

DVINA page:

Vlad Kreimer 01.2019"

KORG minilogue xd Synthesizer Sound Demos 1 | #TSR19 | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Mar 21, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At TSR 19, I had the chance to check out the KORG Minilogue XD, a new polyphonic hybrid Synthesizer Here is the first sound demo from Thomann's Synth Reactor 2019 event.

#tsr19 #KORG #Miniloguexd

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"


Published on Mar 20, 2019 impurfekt

featuring (in order of appearance):
beat - elektron digitakt thru pro co rat thru hotone krush
pad - dave smith mopho x4 thru strymon dig
piano - 8dio 1928 thru walrus audio fathom and strymon dig
bass - behringer neutron thru steffcorp vcf-12 thru dod rubberneck thru electro-harmonix super pulsar
sample - face to face with carl jung (1959) thru walrus audio fathom

sequencing/tracking/mixing - steinberg cubase 10
compression - drawmer 1968 mkii


via this auction

"Yamaha DX7 classic iconic FM synthesizer. Very good condition. 1984 manufacture. The first successful FM synthesizer, that changed music history!"

MFB Dominion 1 Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

ensure sound ER-16 PRODIGY

via this auction

"These are a simply put a pretty accurate clone of a moog prodigy, used though hole components and close to the original circuits.

Worth it for the oscillator bank alone, really fat sounding vco's here.

does the killer prodigy hard sync sound that the original prodigy did so much better than any other mono for whatever reason."

You can find a couple of demos of the ER-16 PRODIGY in the archives here.

Macbeth Micromac-R

via this auction

Truly Madly Moogy - Bach performed live on synthesizers by Art of Moog

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Art of Moog

"JS Bach's Adagio from the viola da gamba sonata BWV 1029 (as featured in the film 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'), performed by UK synth band Art of Moog:"

Art of Moog


Published on Mar 21, 2019 Station 252

"Mixing in and out of phase triangle waves from two Z3000 oscillators."

Experience The World's Most Expressive Software Synths – Equator, Cypher2 & Strobe2

Published on Mar 21, 2019 ROLI

"Save 30% on the world’s most expressive synths — Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 — until 31st March 2019. Our critically-acclaimed desktop software synths come bundled with hundreds of MPE presets and world-class tools to perfect your tracks. There are sounds for every kind of music maker — from Equator's acoustic instruments, to Strobe2's vintage synths, to the deep and spacious universe of Cypher2."

Moog Circuit Bending Challenge 2019

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Mike Sisk

"This is my entry to the Moog Circuit Bending Challenge for 2019. In this video I show the step by step process I took when modifying a toy electronic harp. I call this creation the 'Sweet Synth Harp.'"

Befaco- Kickall and ST MIX Unboxing and Demo (no talking)

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hello Guys.
Today we have an unboxing and demo movie with ST Mix and Kickall on the newest kick drum module from Befaco.
The first 30 seconds are the initial unboxing rest just a demo without talking because we wanted to show the extensive sounds coming from this Kickall which basically will be located in every song. from soft to hard kick in style 909 and long decay 808 sounds plus much more like shape features additional VCA after the out plus the possibility of adding accent it's just part of what the name says - just kick it all.
Kickall module and the second ST MIX 4 channel stereo mixer with an Auxilliar input and is also compatible with the Hexmix system and can be internally connected to the hexmix module to add the STMIX output to the main mix in only 6HP.
Kickall is a 6HP compact synth voice that needs a big fat Kick sound: A stable VCO that tracks a violent wave shaper.The module has been designed with a kick synthesis patch in mind: VCO to VCA with an envelope to open the VCA and another one to change VCO pitch. As addition a CV controlled waveshapper has been added to the VCO and an extra VCA at the end of the signal path to control the volume of the sound to act as kind of an accent.all Befaco modules can be purchased assembled but also the whole offer includes DIY.more full info here on Befaco site :"


Published on Mar 21, 2019 once upon a synth

"Look mum no computer jokingly challenged us to make a song using this footage, so I couldn't resist. This was some live stream footage from Thomann Synth Reactor. Thanks to Marc Doty for expressing his passion for the Minimoog and Simon the Magpie for the brief appearence. #TSR19"

Some synth humor for you today. :) We need some "WHERE'S THE MINIMOOG!?" Synth Ts.

Here's what Marc had to say about it:

"You know, if German beer companies really cared about visiting Americans, they would label their innocent-looking lager bottles with warnings in red letters that are big enough for old people to read that say "Easy there, tiger... there is more alcohol than you're used to in this." But they don't. So, plainly, we have German beer companies to thank for this outcome."

TB-303 + TT-303 + TR-808 + TR-909 : ReBirth RB-338 Demo Pattern

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Masaki Takada

Funny. That brings back some memories. The classic ReBirth RB-338 preset demo in hardware.

And another upload today from Masaki Takada:

TR-808 + TR-909 + volca keys

Published on Mar 21, 2019 Masaki Takada

In the Studio Running Two MIDI Sequencers At Once

Published on Mar 21, 2019 The Daydream Sound

"There’s times when it’s best to use more than one MIDI Sequencer together in sync. In this situation we're using the Ensoniq ASR-10 & Roland MC-303. If you’ve just got an Ensoniq ASR-10 and don't know where to start. Learn everything you need to know to get up and running with the Ensoniq ASR-10 Beginners Manual."

MONOME ARC // Arclab Max4Live Devices (in three parts)

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Genshi Media Group


A three-part demonstration of the Monome Arc with the Arclab Rhythm Generator, Electric Dharma Wheels, and Chords devices. These devices were created with Max4Live by Stretta. He is awesome.

#MonomeArc #Max4Live #ElectricDharmaWheels #Arclab"

Arturia Matrixbrute Part. 3

Published on Mar 20, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Arturia Matrixbrute videos

The Double-Pulse Waveform Generator by Ian Fritz

Published on Mar 20, 2019 Ian Fritz

"A synthesizer waveshaper with two pulses rather than the usual single one."

The Double-Pulse Waveform Generator schematic was featured here back in 2009.

Patch n Tweak

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