MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

MOK Waverazor Dual Oscillator Module Preview

Published on Mar 25, 2019 MOK

"We're so excited to share this preview of the upcoming Waverazor Dual Oscillator module, which brings MOK's patent-pending, wave slicing algorithm to the Eurorack modular world. It features XY macro control from its touchscreen display, an external audio input to the Razor for slicing up your own oscillators, and 22 CV inputs for extensive modulation."

See the MOK label below for more.

TEControl USB Midi Pedal Controller DEMO - Mark Steiner

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Mark Steiner

"Converts sustain or control foot pedals etc. into midi. But with very precise and customizable options for shape and sensitivity."

via TEControl - Price: 59.99 EUR (ex VAT)

"Configurable expression pedal controller with USB-MIDI class compliant interface for use with computer based soft-synthesizers. Configuration utility and documentation available for download on the Support page."

New Moog MATRIARCH In the Works

Trademark Details via (note the Goods and Services description matches the Grandmother and Moog One)

MATRIARCH - Trademark Details

Status: 630 - New Application - Record Initialized Not Assigned To Examiner
Image for trademark with serial number 88305351
Serial Number88305351
Status630 - New Application - Record Initialized Not Assigned To Examiner
Status Date2019-03-10
Filing Date2019-02-18
Mark Drawing4000 - Standard character mark Typeset
Attorney NameChristopher M. Thomas

Goods and Services
Electronic low pass filters for musical instruments; Electronic ring modulators for musical instruments; Electronic effects units for musical instruments; Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a resonant filter; Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a low pass filter, band pass filter, resonant filter or using a multiple resonant filter array and animating those frequencies using a built-in pattern generator

Goods and Services
Electronic musical keyboards; Music synthesizers; Musical instruments

Novation Coming to Synthplex 2019

via @WeAreNovation

"Join Novation at @synthplex in Burbank CA from this Thursday to get hands on with SL MkIII, Peak and more. Plus you can chat all things synth with our product gurus! Full event details >>>"

COMPOSE | DECOMPOSE Conversation: Eleanor Annand + Make Noise Featuring Synthesizer for Two Coasts

via Penland Gallery

Mixed-media sculpture and sound installations
March 26 – May 12, 2019
Reception: Saturday March 30, 4:40-6:30PM | Make Noise modular synthesizer performances by Walker Farrell, Meg Mulhearn, and Jake Pugh

"For Compose | Decompose, the fourth installment in the Penland Gallery’s Conversation series, Annand proposed showing her work alongside the instruments and music of Make Noise. Their conversation is about exploration within defined systems. Annand makes modular sculptural elements from cardboard and cast paper; Make Noise makes modular systems for electronic music composition. In both cases modularity is not about creating predictability, it’s about providing a framework in which to cast expression and, sometimes, disruption. In works like Entropic, Annand avoids the purity of mathematical tessellations. She opts to create arrangements that contain disorder, making them analogous to human lives in their unpredictability and the possibility of playfulness within constrained systems. Make Noise takes this concept further with Synthesizer for Two Coasts, a conceptual instrument that only plays Bach’s Invention No. 4 in D minor. However, even within this narrow scope the user can find expression by manipulating timbre and injecting random notes into the music. Their systems are not designed for traditional composition, but for the 'discovery of unfound sound.'"

Check out MAKE NOISE's Synthesizer for Two Coasts here.

Ever since I became an inhumanoid - modular in the cave 9 (eurorack modular synthesizer jam outdoor)

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Modular in the cave

"A little jam on the Falconiera fortress in Ustica. The fortress stands on the walls of the remaining part of the Falconiera volcano. It´s composed by two part. Half of the fortress is a natural ancient 3rd century b.c. roman settlement, with many rain tanks and storage points carved in volcanic rock. The other half is an artificial building, created in 1763 by the Borboni as a watch point against the pirates attacks ,as it has full view in every direction around the island. Originally armed with 4 cannons in the year 1780, it served as a shelter for the population in case of pirates attacks. the only cannon remaining has been found at sea in 1956, in the now named Cala Cannone after it."

Modular in the cave

Hikari 光 2.0 Pocket Synthesizer

via this auction

"Shape sound with the world around you. Master your instrument, master Hikari ! The newest iteration in personal pocket synthesis! Two knobs to control volume & pitch, as well as a photocell to sense light (plays like a theremin) and a momentary button to engage. Each Hikari 2.0 is handmade in Philadelphia, PA - runs off a 9v battery with a built in 8ohm speaker. Also has a headphone jack for wandering about & line out recording."

See this post for a demo & additional details.

Fugue Machine — Now Compatible with iPhone and AUv3 MIDI

Published on Mar 25, 2019 alexandernaut

"Fugue Machine is now compatible with iPhone and AUv3 MIDI. Plus, more scales and significant interface/usability refinements. 🙌
#FugueMachine #midi #sequencer"

VSL prototype CEM3340 single VCO : Demo 1

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Vintage Synthlab

"CEM3340 based single VCO, precision analog, high quality, with HS+/-, SS1/2, LIN/EXP FM, and 5 independent waveform outputs : sine, triangle, ramp, square / PWM, sub.

Price: TBD
Availability: Stay tuned via VSL social media (IG, YT, FB or )

In this first demo video, we illustrate just how accurate our CEM3340 VCO design is. All analog, precision trim-pots, high quality ICs, high quality film caps and 0.1% resistors used in critical circuits ...even those areas that other designs overlook!)

RANGE switch: LFO-1; LFO-2; 64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2'

CLUTCH switch: when yellow (default) allows RANGE switch to operate freely; when red (engaged) latches RANGE switch to current selection. Switch can be rotated without affecting VCO, until released (push of the CLUTCH switch again... i.e. toggles between both modes).

HARD SYNC features: Hard Sync +, Hard Sync can be engaged independently.

SOFT SYNC features: SS1 and SS2 mode allows negative sync signal to reset VCO (tri-core). SS2 mode is weaker, however both will allow the VCO to interact in interesting ways with ext mod sources (as seen in this video demo)."

First featured here.


Published on Mar 25, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Ever Played a #ROLI? Well i bet You've wondered.... What is inside this thing? The Urge was too great for simon the magpie. GET READY FOR SOME PAINFUL WATCHING!!!"

Skinning a Roli Seaboard. If you ever wondered what was under that touch surface, here you go.

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with Tim Lillis

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Tim Lillis has performed around the world with artists like Britney Spears, comedy legend Todd Glass, and the renowned vocal group The Platters.

Tim recently completed the Piece of Me tour with iconic pop artist Britney Spears. He has played in some of the most prominent venues worldwide such as the O2 Arena in London, Accor Hotels Arena in Paris, and the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, often to crowds of over 20,000.

After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Tim produced a review show with his wife which was performed in several countries throughout Europe and Asia. They also released a holiday album which quickly garnered over 100,000 listens on Spotify.

Tim is a founding member of the band Extra Lives which recreates classic video game music in a live setting. We chatted with Tim on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music"

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

1997 Propellerhead ReBirth (RB-338) Techno Micro Composer "Believe the unbelievable" Brochure

You can find the full brochure and a write-up over at Retro Synth Ads.

"Propellerhead ReBirth (RB-338) Techno Micro Composer 'Believe the unbelievable' four page colour brochure from 1997.

Full disclosure - I'm a huuuuuge Reason fan. I have a great auto-load template set up that opens with two TBL3 303 emulators, and two Kongs - one with 808 sounds and one with 909 sounds. Great for when I'm on the road. Or in bed.

So, you can't be surprised that I was a huge ReBirth fan way back when as well."

Note the Steinberg logo!

How to make your OWN Samples and Loops in VCV Rack (Tutorial)

Published on Mar 25, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"In this video I'm gonna show you how to setup a sample recording workflow in VCV Rack! I use this workflow while creating my own samples for the sample packs and for personal uses as well. I'm so happy to share these techniques with you guys."

New Analogue Solutions Synth Teaser

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Analogue Solutions

"new Analogue Solutions synth teaser.
Coming soon. Check on the web site in the coming weeks"

8 daisy chained Generators sequencers - 1 long sequence

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Analogue Solutions

Percussa SSP Coming to Synthplex (Burbank, March 29-31, 2019)

via Percussa

"Hi everyone,

Come see the Percussa SSP at Synthplex (Burbank, March 29-31, 2019)! We'll be at the Modular Hall Booth 26B.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bert & Celine

Spacelab (Korg Gadget Kraftwek Cover) #gadget #korg

Published on Mar 24, 2019 Loopingstar Music

"A fun one to do . My favourite Kraftwerk song. Made with Korg Gadget on iPad"

Spotted on discchord.

Bob Moog Foundation Raffle for Minimoog Signed by Stevie Wonder, Moogseum Update & Summercamp

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"Every year we endeavor to bring you a truly exceptional Minimoog as part of our annual raffle. This year we are honored to offer a gorgeous vintage Minimoog in excellent physical and technical condition, played by the phenomenal Stevie Wonder and signed with his fingerprints, which are affixed to the synthesizer in a brass and plexiglass archival enclosure!

You can read more about the Minimoog, and purchase tickets here:

Tickets are $25, 5/$100 or 12 for $200. All proceeds go to benefit Dr. Bob's SoundSchool and the Moogseum (opening in a mere two months).

This is the first time that Stevie has signed a Minimoog, making this a one-of-a-kind offering! Please join him in supporting the Bob Moog Foundation's important work. Purchase your tickets today and help us spread the word so we can make this the most successful raffle to date!"

On the Moogseum

"Wonder what we've been up to lately? In addition to teaching almost 3,000 students about the science of sound through Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, we've also been working hard to bring the Moogseum to life. We'll have more details soon, but we are still aiming for an opening at the end of May.

The Moogseum will feature two interactive timelines, an immersive video dome, lessons on synthesis for the novice to advanced learner, a re-creation of Bob's workbench, and much more.

As we close in on our goals for this one-of-a-kind facility, we need your help to bring it to fruition. Please consider making a donation to support this effort to bring Bob's legacy to life. Donate here.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our work!"

And Announcing Our 2019 Summer Camps:

"Back by popular demand, we are once again offering our experiential, fun Science of Sound and Science of Synthesis Summer Camps for kids ages 7-13 in the Asheville area.
You can read more and register your child here.

Our camps offer a unique experience for kids learn all about theremins, synthesizers, oscilloscopes, and lots more musical instruments and electronic devices. Many parents of past campers have raved that our Dr. Bob's SoundSchool camps were the best camps that their children had attended. We are proud to offer enriched, innovative, and inquiry-driven camps to so many wonderful children, and to inspire them to engage in science and discovery in their daily lives!"

Rare RYK M185 analogue sequencer

via this auction

"This has seen very little use, it is a module from the limited 2009 manufacture run of 20 units.

There is a bit of rack rash but screw would cover it.

Serial number is 185008.

It has the latest, updated V3.1 firmware, which allows for a new split sequence

This is the original sequencer that some other Eurorack clone is based upon.

It's layout and design are very similar to the original 182 sequencer, but with much
more added features.

- The knobs control the CV/pitch.
- The big switches control step length in clock pulses, and
- The smaller switches select different gate modes [mute, single, repeated, legato].

Extra functions are accessed by holding the reset button for a few seconds:

- Programmable per-step portamento
- New split sequence mode where the sequence can be split in two with different loop lengths for each section.

Module is tested and working properly.

Here is a video of a similar module" [posted here]

Roland RS-505 Paraphonic String Synth SN 871618

via this auction

"Roland RS-505 Analog string synth in truly outstanding condition.

Regarded by many as the best string synth ever made.

This unit is in fabulous original condition and is very hard to fault. The wooden veneer is in excellent condition and the front panel, knobs and keys are in superb condition.

The rear jacks are still clean and shiny which is a good indication that this unit has always been stored in its case and away from the elements.

This is also an indication that the internals have not been compromised over the years by any corrosion.

It sounds absolutely amazing, very dark and moody."

Powertran Transcendent DPX

via this auction

"Up for sale is my Powertran Transcendent DPX polysynth. Originally sold in kit form in 1979 for the princely sum of £375 plus VAT (so about £1500 today then, if you take a bit of Ted Heath style inflation into account). I bought mine around 20 yrs ago and it worked perfectly and sounded fantastic, especially through a bit of outboard, although it did occasionally get a bit temperamental when you played the lowest octave. The electric piano, which you can play in unison with honkytonk, and the strings were quite special and it made for some decent Ray Manzarek emulation, if you're into that sort of things. Since then, it's been sitting on a stand in my home studio not being played and the time has come to let somebody else enjoy this piece of synth history.

Unfortunately, upon testing it ahead of listing, it appears to have developed an issue which may or may not be an easy fix and I don't have the time to delve into this further, hence it is sold as parts or not working with no returns offered. On the piano side of things, some of the keys don't produce a sound and one or two occasionally play a cacophony of noises, which I assume is the brass/strings kicking in. When you switch to the voice section, you get a lot of sounds playing at once without being triggered. The volume control also appears to have stopped working, although I probably only every changed the volume with my desk so it may never have worked. It did get marginally less awful after I had left it powered on for a couple of hours.

On a more positive note, these are as rare as hen's teeth if being unique and distinctive is your thing, it's in very nice cosmetic condition with only minor marks to the solid teak end cheeks and all the keys are clean and white with no chips. I've opened the lid so you can see the condition of the internal circuitry. I can't see any rust or signs of anything horrible going on in there, but be your own judge. As you probably know, this was sold as a DIY kit and as such the circuits are (allegedly, I haven't tried) easily accessible and easy to work on. Google doesn't offer up much on this, but I found a full set of articles online that talk through building one, show schematics and an overview of what it does (see below). There is also a parts list so, should you need to replace any electronic components that may have given up the ghost in the past 40 years, you can check whether they are likely to be available and how easy they are to swap out prior to bidding. My assumption is that the original DIY-er had more in the way of ambition than talent." Magazine scans via the Wayback Machine.

ARP 1601 Sequencer TTSH

via this auction

Bugbrand Synth Voice 1FRAME

via this auction

Atomosynth Mochika V1

via this auction

"Rare Mochika Atomosynth.
One of the originals - not very many of these were made.
Big analog sound - noise sequencer with oscillator or noise options.
You can change the shape of the wave & hook this up to CV."

PAiA 4700 Demo

Published on Mar 24, 2019

via this auction

"Up for sale is this vintage PAiA 4700 Modular Analog Synthesizer W/ upgraded keyboard controller and extras. It's condition is "Used" but system is in very good condition. The case and fittings are all in great shape. Both the synth and upgraded keyboard were assembled by a former PAiA engineer and this sale includes a bunch of extra hardware left over from his build. In addition to manuals for every installed module, some of the extras include various patch cables, IC chips, switches, potentiometers, a remote volume knob as well as an additional un-assembled Watt Block module (w/ power supply)...

Modules include:

- 3 Voltage Controlled Oscillators
- 2 Envelope Generators
- 1 Multi-band VCF
- 1 Watt Block
- 1 Power Supply
- 1 Inverter Buffer
- 1 Balanced Modulator
- 1 Envelope Follower
- 1 Control Oscillator
- 1 Mixer
- 1 Reverb
- 1 Voltage Controlled Amplifier"

DTONICS DT7 controller with Yamaha DX5

Published on Mar 25, 2019 geertdx7

"This is a quick demo of the DT7 controller made by DTRONICS in the Netherlands. it is the ultimate controller for the DX7 and DX5 synthesizer. You can now control all parameters in real time. This is the first version that was made the demo number 2. I quickly made this video with a telephone camera and the circumstances were not ideal for filming, but I hope you get a quick impression of what this powerful controller can do . Soon I will come with an extensive and clearer video about this controller. But enjoy this short video."


Published on Mar 25, 2019 JOSEF KLANG


Published on Mar 25, 2019 JOSEF KLANG


Electro Harmonix MONO SYNTH DEMO /// EHX guitar synthesizer

Published on Mar 24, 2019 Pedals & Friends

"All parts were played with the Electro Harmonix MONO SYNTH pedal and a electric guitar!

The gear in this video:

Fender Stratocaster 1988
Fender Showmaster Stratocaster
Fret King Super 60
Blackstar Artisan 15 Head
Universal Audio OX Top Box

from the EHX site:

'The EHX Mono Synth transforms your guitar into eleven great sounding synthesizers… from vintage synth emulations to fat, stacked voices to soaring lead sounds and more.

The Mono Synth was designed to work on guitar without any modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation. Its intuitive layout makes it easy to use and easy to dial in cool sounds quickly. The pedal’s DRY dial adjusts the dry guitar volume at the Synth Output while SYNTH controls the volume of the synthesizer sound at the Synth Output. Used together they let you create just the right mix. The SENS control, short for sensitivity, adjusts how playing dynamics trigger the synthesizer and allows you to fine-tune the pedal’s response to your guitar and playing style.

With the CTRL knob you can adjust a key parameter for each of the eleven synth types. It varies depending on the preset and provides extra tweakability for customizing your sound. There’s also an EXP input which lets you control an entirely different parameter in real-time with an expression pedal!

Using the built-in Preset footswitch, a user customizable preset for each of the eleven synth sounds can be created, saved and recalled. The factory presets are also easy to restore should you wish to.

From string-like synths, to aggressive resonant sounds and deep drones and bell-like tones, the Mono Synth puts a collection of hot synthesizers at your fingertips.'"

Novation Supernova 2 Pro X - Platinum Edition NEW Sounds

Published on Mar 25, 2019 waterdropmusic

"Some newly recorded sounds from the Novation Supernova 2 Pro-X PE. I put these together into a lil track that I'll hope you enjoy."

Korg minilogue xd Tutorials - Differences Between the xd, Original minilogue and the prologue

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Korg

Sounds like the filter on the XD is different than the original and based on the Prologue. How does that differ from the original Minilogue? That implies the XD is not the original plus more. Should have called it the Prologue Mini.


1. minilogue xd Tutorial/How-to 1: Intro to minilogue xd
"The Korg minilogue xd is the latest addition to Korg’s analog lineup! This video series will help users get started on this powerful synth, and in this episode, we cover the differences between the minilogue xd and the original minilogue."
2. minilogue xd Tutorial/How-to 2: MULTI ENGINE Oscillator and Filter
This video series will help users get started on this powerful synth, and in this episode, we cover the three modes contained within the MULTI ENGINE oscillator, briefly touch on the open source capabilities of the MULTI ENGINE and how to motion sequence its shape, and explore the lush revoiced filter on minilogue xd.
3. minilogue xd Tutorial/How-to 3: Modulation and Effects
This video series will help users get started on this powerful synth, and in this episode, we cover modulation on minilogue xd, as well as delve into some of the stereo digital effects, and how to dial in effects and motion sequence them.
4. minilogue xd Tutorial/How-to 4: Sequencer, Voice Modes, and Performance Features
This video series will help users get started on this powerful synth, and in this episode, we cover minilogue xd’s expanded sequencer with new motion sequencing, its four inspiring voice modes, and performance features that will help you get the most out of your xd and connect it to the outside world.

Marbles controlling entire patch

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Jens Paldam

"Usually, Mutable Instruments Marbles is just sitting in my case faithfully performing its modulation/gate duties. In this patch, I am using it to control everything in the patch with no quantizer used.

Massive respect to Émilie Gillet for designing such a brilliant module!"

Loopop review: What is NDLR?

Published on Mar 25, 2019 loopop

Gear used in this video:

► NDLR from Conductive Labs
► Moog Sirin
► Make Noise 0-Coast
► Peak
► KeyStep

Software synths used were Arturia Piano V2, Spitfire Audio Albion One and Ableton's Analog

0:00 What is NDLR?
2:15 Interface overview
6:00 Controlling Drones
7:20 Pad parameters
9:45 Motif parts
11:20 Pattern options
12:35 Editing Rhythms
14:30 Settings
15:30 Using LFOs
16:20 Mod matrix
18:40 Hardware overview
19:30 Pros and cons


Published on Mar 25, 2019 Polyend

"Binkbeats and a small affair with the Polyend Perc Drumming Machine. Part one, stay tuned!"

Modular Synthesizer Ensemble - Kinetik

Published on Mar 25, 2019 Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

"Solenoids and DC Motors are controlled by a Modular Synthesizer."

JSH D-2 Pro-Rhythm Mini Synth c.1982

Published on May 19, 2018 Klinikle

"JSH D-2 Pro-Rhythm Mini Synth demonstration"

What's it plugged into?

Korg Delta Demo

Published on Mar 24, 2019 Klinikle

"A quick demonstration of what the Korg Delta can do."

Casio CZ-1000

Published on Mar 24, 2019 Klinikle

Very Dr. Who.

Korg MS20 & TC Electronic Flashback 2

Published on Mar 25, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Patch n Tweak

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