MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Moog One Basics, Watch This First, A not so deep dive. Top 10 Features.

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Getsemani Music

"Feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of features on your new Moog One? This simple 13-minute video will help you with some basics that will help you get started so you can save your brain power for learning how to dive deeper into the specific features you plan to use. We'll touch on the top 10 things you should know about your Moog One even before you crack the owner's manual.

1. Changing Keyboard Octave Range
2. MIDI Panic Stop
3. The HOLD Button
4. Mono/Poly/Unison Control
5. Selecting Synths
6. Turning Synths On and Off
7. Splitting the Keyboard
8. The Delete Key
9. Getting Sound Out
10. The More Buttons

Thanks to Siggi Meuller for making his Moog One "On the Run" patch available."

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Synthesizer Details

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Analogue Solutions

Additional details are in.

"What is it?

Impulse Command is here!

True STEREO analogue synth / sonic realizer. Perfect for melodic and percussion loops. Very easy (and fun!) to create modular style analogue loops. It’s a complete soundtrack all by itself!

It’s wrong to call it a synthesizer (in fact a new word needs to be invented) because then you get preconceived ideas about what it does. It’s a whole lot more than a synth. It’s also part drum synth, part pattern generator, part modular loop producer.

All its unique features plus the 2 independent LPFs give this machine the ability to produce stereo loops that sound like multiple synths playing at once.

Special features:

Analogue synth: analogue audio and modulation circuits

Stereo / dual filters

This synth can sound like multiple synths all at once

Stereo digital effects (reverb and delay)

16 step analogue sequencer

16 step MIDI Note sequencer

Dynamic internal patch system

ReOrder! feature to create new melodies from the sequencer

Dynamic VCO mix levels


High-quality build

Impulse Command is a compact true analogue synth in a neat, smart, package. When we say ‘real analogue’ we mean that the entire audio path (aside from the post effects of course!) and all modulation are entirely analogue, using circuits based on awesome sounding vintage 1970s designs. Their circuits are not locked down by CPUs. Controls are not quantised and read by CPUs. With the exception of the essential digital elements (that is MIDI conversion, sequencer control and digital delay/reverb), Impulse Command really is analogue and the sound benefit is immediately apparent!"

You can find previous posts here.

AJH Synth MiniMod Eurorack Modular jam 'Tornado Down'

Published on Mar 31, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"AJH Synth MiniMod system, Sonic XV, Ring SM, & Frequency Central State 700 filter. Make Noise Pressure Points/Brains, Korg SQ-1 & Arturia Keystep for CV control/sequencing.

Patch breakdown:
Just a simple 4-step pattern controlling 1 MiniMod VCO and Noise into the Ring SM for sub octaves/harmonics, into the Sonic XV diode filter, second row of Pressure Points controlling cutoff. Then, noise from the MiniMod Glide into the State 700 filter, sequenced by the SQ-1 at tuned pitches (which you can hear when I ram up the resonance towards the end). Finally, lead part is 2 VCO's into the MiniMod ladder filter; Keystep modulation touchpad is controlling the amount of filter cutoff and LFO level (FC Wave Runner), which is modulating pitch of the two VCO's. Recorded into AUM on an iPad, with EOS2 reverb, via an iConnectAUDIO4 audio interface. Turn on Subtitles for text commentary.

Video footage: The final flight of the RAF Tornado, viewed outside my local airforce base. When I was a child it was my ambition to fly one of these, and had posters, models, and even computer games of the plane. Alas, I'm too thick, don't respond well to authority, and grew up to be a hippy. Watching them as a pessimistic old man gives me mixed feelings, but I'd still love to fly in one. I'll keep my eye on eBay, I'm sure they'll sell them on there, because eBay claim "Seriously, we have everything!".

Help me afford to continue my channel by purchasing my music or supporting me on Patreon at these links:"

Synthchaser #116 - ARP Synthesizer Mains Power Wiring Explanation & 240V Conversion

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Synth Chaser

"Before this Omni gets shipped off to the UK, I explain the mains wiring and show how to convert an ARP from 120V to 240V operation.

You will learn why the lamp on the power switch is meaningless as a diagnostic indicator, as well as where there is a dangerous wire that is color coded neutral but is actually hot mains level.

I sell, repair, and restore ARPs and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Sequentix Cirklon SN 210

via this auction

This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

Mutable Instruments Ambika - 6 voice analog polysynth

Ambika Demo Published on Jun 28, 2018 Daniel Simpson

"Some of my Ambika presets, straight in, no efx. Just riffing on my Linnstrument."

via this auction

"Built beautifully by pro builder Laurentide Synthworks in 2014 with nice white metal case.

Filled to the max with 6 voice cards in the following configuration.

Analog filter/voice cards.
2 each of 2 types of 4-pole filters:
A pair of SMR4, warm with a soft edge;
and a pair of 4P similar to SMR4 but capable of edgier resonance.

Plus a pair of SVF boards - The classic analog 2-pole multimode filter.

Includes SD card and proper 9VAC power adapter.

Advanced multitimbral synth engine capable of classic analog poly Multis, glassy FM, wavetables, seq/arp and more with 6 individual line out (1 per voice) + Mix out of all voices."

Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 Sampler SN I15318991-65 w/ Clear Plexi Dust Cover

via this auction

"8GB CF card full of Electron sample packs and other samples

Includes all 6 OctaPacks (only 3 came on it new) plus more I purchased from the Elektron shop. I filled up the CF card with other packs I’ve collected so you can access via USB mode and organize them however you would like.

Latest OS.

Includes Elektron plexi lid, factory 6V adapter, and hard copy of tips as shown."

Cwejman S1 mk2 Eggshell

via this auction

"Best semi modular in existence. Bought a custom 5U enclosure to give it a proper angle."

Fender Chroma Polaris Analog Synthesizer 2123 SN 301226

via this auction

"The Chroma Polaris was the second synthesizer made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a very ARP-like sound. Sounds can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches."

Roland Juno 60 with Juno-66 Tubbutec Mod, New Chorus Chips

via this auction

"This Roland Juno 60 is in excellent condition for its age and has recently been overhauled by a professional technician. I had the amazing Juno-66 mod installed, along with ultra-rare MN3009 chorus chips -- the chorus is now crystal quiet! Even some of the best condition Junos tend be noisy when the chorus is engaged -- not this one!

Here's a summary of the work done:
Juno-66 mod by Tubbutec installed. This adds a number of great features, such as portamento, two LFOs, a second ADSR, and detuning, just to name a few! See further below for more details.
New MN3009 chorus chips installed. Noise-free when chorus is engaged.
New LFO Trig switch -- fully operational. A common feature to malfunction.
Replaced old-style soldered-on battery with new coin-style battery. Now easily changeable.
Cleaned everything, including all potentiometers, sliders, and key contacts.
Calibrated all."

BURG - the quiet earth (ms-20, monologue, eurorack)

Published on Mar 31, 2019 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on
Become a patron and see a walk through of this track

#ms20 #KORGmonologue #eurorack

Sorry for the long silence, I have been working hard on finalising a future release.. this track is the final puzzle. Stay tuned for more soon :)

This track really revolves around the ms-20 and monologue, but there are so many small layers and bits all around the place that helps to build a foundation for the melody to rest on. The eurorack takes care of some advanced percussion, noise tools (white noise hhs), plonk for toms, BIA for some metal style percussion. Braids and Rings does some random sequences with washes of clouds and shimmer reverbs.. small textures to help fill the small gaps inbetween the beats.

TR-8S does 707 kick and snare plus some simpler hihats, bass from the volca bass sequenced from digitone. Avalon does what is does best, square melodies adding some delay FX from the analog four.

All in all it feels very uptempo, but only clocking in at 99bpm.. :)

I hope you will enjoy this one!

Peace // BURG

Gear Used:

- KORG ms-20
- KORG monologue
- KORG volca bass
- KORG volca keys
- Roland TR8S
- Elektron Digitone
- Elektron DIgitakt
- Elektron Analog Four
- Avalon Bassline
- KORG kaosspad (vocal samples)

Modular Sound Sources:

- 1U noise tools, uVCF HPF (hihats)
- Plonk, toms
- BIA, percussion
- Braids Waveshaping Saw/Square, Ripples LPF, uClouds
- Rings
- Morphagene, Piano chopping (KORG grandstage)

Talking iOS Music App Workflows with Jakob Haq from haQ attaQ #TTNM #TSR19

Published on Mar 31, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Interview with Jakob Haq about iOS electronic music workflows, music making apps and more at Thomann's Synth Reactor!


1:00 Jakob Haq's music making background
2:30 iOS AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions
4:20 Cubasis DAW App
7:30 Apple's iPad models and the dreaded dongle situation
9:50 MFI certified accessories
14:45 Arturia Audiofuse Audio/MIDI USB Interface
21:20 haQ attaQ's BIG SECRET!!!
35:50 Jakob Haq's 'Mellow Album' made on iOS
41:00 Video Editing on the iPad with LumaFusion"

Butterflies (Sm Pro Audio V-Machine and Teenage Engineering OP-Z Jam)

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Rephazer

"Hi folks, here is a little jam I did using the Teenage Engineering OP-Z only as a midi sequencer for the SM Pro Audio V-Machine which is the only sound source here.

The V-Machine is running 2 instances of NI FM8 for bass and pads, 2 instances of FB Mono/Fury for bass and arp, 2 instances of Samplelord for the strings, drums, piano and bass, 2 delays, 1 reverb and 1 (master) compressor completely maxing out the 1 GHz CPU on it.

I've been fooling around with the V-Machine a lot lately, since I got a second one to see how far I can get without the CPU breaking down which will happen with most (single) plugins. So it was a lot of trial and error (mostly error) to get multiple well performing plugins running on it, but I just love these little plugin player boxes. I am planning on using one V-Machine for VST effects and one V-Machine for VST instruments in future jams :)

Anyway, I hope you like this little jam. Cheers!"

SundaySynth #25 : Sequential OB6, Tempest and Digitakt

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Khoral Central

"Another demo for the live set."

P0​-​24 by ɟɐɥɯᴉ ɯnɹsʎᴉp

"All sounds (live recording) of this EP from teenage engineering / PO-24"

The Sound of the Medusa

Published on Mar 31, 2019 BoBeats

"In todays video I go thru some patches I made for the Polyend/Dreadbox Medusa. A very unique and intriguing synthesizer, with a few quirks of its own. You can check it out here: and if you enjoy my videos you can support them on"

PolySpaze Presets On LD3

Published on Mar 31, 2019 gotharman

...With SPAZEboard6.

Buchla - Electronic Music as Performance Art | Synthplex 2019

Published on Mar 30, 2019 Under the Big Tree

"Marc Doty, renowned historian of electronic music, delivers a fascinating presentation on the history of Don Buchla, including the context of experimental music in which he developed his amazing ideas. This lecture is an absolute must watch for any serious devotee of the craft of electronic music. Watching Marc tear down the notion of East Coast vs. West Coast synthesis is worth the price of admission on its own."

Roland MSQ-700 Multitrack Digital Keyboard Recorder / Sequencer

via this auction

AKAI VX-600 6-voice programmable polyphonic synthesizer SN 30615-00884 w/ Case

via this auction

"Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors and short life transistors, opamps and logis ICs with new ones,
and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping. Brand New LCD backlight installed."

SCi Prophet-600 polyphonic synthesizer w/gligli & bran new switch panel

via this auction

Roland TR-606 Drumatix SN 196900

via this auction

"When it comes to vintage electronic music gear, the Roland TR-606 Drumatix analog drum machine is one of the last hidden gems. All analog drum voices, two trigger outs for sequencing analog gear, and best of all, you can switch between pattern edit and play modes without stopping the sequencer- can't do that on an 808 or a 909! Boomy bass that doesn't dominate a mix and metallic high hats that cut like a noise knife."

JoMoX Xbase 888 Analog Drum Machine / Drum Synthesizer SN 0011

via this auction

Roland SH-1 synthesizer serviced

via this auction

1010music Intros Blackbox Sampling Music Workstation

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Synthtopia

"At SynthPlex 2019, 1010music introduced Blackbox – a standalone, touchscreen sampling music workstation. We talked with designer Aaron Higgins, who gave us an overview of Blackbox."

1010music Blackbox

ST Modular - Give 2, Give, TripleTom, Franz, Werner, Two Sides, FAY, Gene, EMOO

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Stefan Tretau

TripleTom - Kick
GIVE - Bassline
GIVE2 - Melody
Franz & Werner - filtering the Gives
Two Sides - Ducking the pad sound in background
Gene - Clock
EMOO - MOOER Mod Factory for pitch shifting
SUM - Mixing

Among others supported by Robaux - SWT16, Plonk - Hats, Rings - Pad, ROT8 - Melody Sequence, Befaco - CVADSR

3 tracks on the Ants synth + Nutone, SpiceVCF and ENVF

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Plankton Electronics

"3 Ants tracks sequenced with the Eloquencer going directly to the Nutone. Playing one of the tracks through the SpiceVCF with a stepped LFO. Bass drum is driving the EnvF which modulates the Nutone channel 1 drive."

BTW, the Spice Kickstarter has only 4 days to go. They are currently at $43,338 pledged of the $47,132 goal. That's up from the $17,810 when first posted here.

Robots recalled

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"90bpm Relaxed improvisation around this old riff using SH101 and Boomstar 4075
V-Synth Arp Odyssey Korg MS20 CR8000 and Mutant Bass and Snare drums. AKA Robots in retirement..."

THREESOME With GetJervis & My Grandmother | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Mar 31, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At the TSR19 event, I teamed up with GetJervis and took a first look at Moog Music's Grandmother. Although it' not an in-depth review, it was great fun and the Grandmother sounds damn great.

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

midiphy CV/gate modules quick walkthrough

Published on Mar 31, 2019 latigid on

midiphy made the MIDIbox SEQ V4+ redesign & LoopA Midi Sequencer. This appears to be their first foray into eurorack.

"CV/gate expander modules from midiphy. My setup is a basic SEQ v4+ in pieces using a Discovery Board F4 Core.

Expander A1: 8x CV outputs, bipolar LEDs that scale in brightness/colour to indicate the voltage/pitch. 6HP

Expander D1(2/3): 8x digital outputs, LED indicators show when the gate is active. Chainable to provide clock signals and up to 64 triggers. 4HP

Euroceiver: module version of the Line RX PCB. Flexible +5V power options. 4HP"

ST Modular - DIZ & PAE (CV Fade to DIZ)

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Stefan Tretau

Underwater Sound Expedition Vol1

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Valentin Doychinov

"Underwater Sound Expedition Vol. 1

Explorations of ambient sounds inspired by underwater environment.
Performed live on Lyra 8, Analog Heat and Strymon Big Sky

Footage credit: Tom Fisk (as provided on Pexels)"

CRAFTsynth 2 0 - Morphy Rich

Published on Mar 31, 2019 Modal Electronics

"CRAFT Sunday #2 - A rippling bass doused in a constantly shifting delay. One of the gnarlier patches in CRAFTsynth 2.0 - Morphy Rich"


Published on Mar 31, 2019 yusynthman

"Another way to program sequences with ratchet, different way of achieving ratchet with the Matrix although I prefer my other method (see previous video)"

Patch n Tweak

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