MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Roland Jupiter 6 and Jupiter 8 - Comparing Similar Patches

Published on Apr 7, 2019 inside synthesis

"I had a couple hours to compare a Jupiter 6 and a Jupiter 8. I didn't have enough time to dial in the sounds as closely as I would have liked, and since the monitor in the studio was closer to the Jupiter 6, I inadvertently made the 8 a bit brighter than it should have been.

But I think it does show some of the tone difference between the two."

Waldorf Q+ Ruby Red Analog Filter 100 Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer SN P241050000061

via this auction

"PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent - Very clean throughout with only light signs of use upon close inspection. This synth was very well taken care of and will be the perfect match for those who like their gear near immaculate!

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent - All parameters and audio I/O are functioning perfectly and it sounds stellar. All 58 encoders were upgraded on 03.19 specifically for this listing so the new owner will have many years of 'Like New' performance from this machine."

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 8-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 000398

via this auction

SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 Tutorial Videos by Learning Modular

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Learning Modular

"These movies are part of the extended version of the Learning Modular online Eurorack Expansion course:

For even more information about modules like these (including optional access to my courses) as well as many other modular-related topics, please consider joining my Learning Modular Patreon channel:"


1. SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 1/3: Colors of Noise (LMS EE)
The SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 is a popular Eurorack noise source. In this first movie, I demonstrate its different colors of noise, plus a patch tip for boosting its level:

00:00 overview
00:16 boosting output level
00:53 white noise
01:11 pink noise
01:31 red noise
01:49 grey noise
02:15 blue noise
02:45 purple noise
02:59 quanta noise
2. SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 2/3: Using in a Synth Voice (LMS EE)
In this second movie, I demonstrate some simple ideas for using noise in a normal synthesizer voice:

00:00 patch overview
00:20 noise replacing VCO
00:34 VCO + noise
01:46 noise modulating pulse width
02:51 noise modulating filter cutoff
04:08 enveloping the noise amount
06:12 voltage control of shape
3. SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 3/3: Using for Percussion (LMS EE)
Noise is a great source to use for percussion. In this movie I demonstrate patching different colors of noise thorough LPGs (low pass gates) with different responses:

00:00 overview
00:14 the patch
00:41 some kick drum examples
01:32 some snare & hi-hat examples
02:24 even more examples

Elektron Analog Four 4-Voice Analog Synth / with PL2 lid

via this auction

Hypersynth Xenophone SN XNO - 00058

via this auction

"Beautiful multimode filter and fx.
Paraphonic mode, Arp/Seq., lots of modulation options, 2 sub osc, Ring mod,

OS updated to 2.2
Hardware is updated version of the Black series.

Free editor, sound banks and manual are available from Hypersynth site"

Korg MicroSAMPLER with Mic and Case

via this auction

"Sample directly into unit from mic or line in. or load sample sets via KORG’s free app.

Pattern sequencer, Fx, multiple sample modes. Sample slice feature

Includes Korg padded soft case and aftermarket gooseneck mic. Everything works normally. Light wear.

Free software and soundbanks available from Korg site

Runs off AA batteries or optional AC adapter (not included)."

Make Noise 0-Coast Semi-Modular Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"Includes factory power adapter, 6 patch cables, MIDI adapter cable and quick start guide and box."

Twisted Electrons Acid 8 Mk 1 #016

via this auction

"Analog resonant filter, 8 bit Acid bass/lead osc, sequencer, lots of cool features.

Editor, updates and guides available from Twisted Electrons site."

Demos and details here.

Shuttle Freeze FX

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"Launching the Shuttle with its onboard 'freeze' fx. Gotta love those switches 🎉"

Jen Musipack 1.0 (1983)... waves experience thru Elsa sampler

Published on Apr 7, 2019 VSMI

"Jen Musipack 1.0 waves sample experience thru Elsa sampler app on Ipad. 8 bit source pure waves, ADSR control, no filter, some little reverb only, handmade random play on sequencer line... The AlphaSynthauri Made in Italy!!"

ORCA Visual Programming Language Developed by a Couple on a Sailboat

Published on Jan 15, 2019 Allieway Audio

"Get ORCA for free here: - if you like it, make sure to donate to it's lovely creators :)

Heya! I'm still working on my doubleknot+mosstone vid, but I wanted to make a quick informal video on this cool software in the meantime - it's pretty impromptu and not the best audio quality but I hope you still enjoy it!

Let me know what you think in the comments and maybe I can do a series of videos exploring ORCA a little bit further and making some complete songs :)

By the way, I didn't mention it in this video, but the couple who developed this software live in a studio on a sailboat, where they develop cool open source tools for artist! How rad is that?? :0

Correction, by the way: ORCA uses Base 36 numbers, not 36-Bit, and l was thinking of UDP, not OSC (though it also has OSC capabilities)."

"Orca is not a synth, but a livecoding environment to write procedural sequencers. In other words, Orca is meant to control other applications such as a DAW (Ableton, Renoise, VCV Rack, etc.), or an audio server such as SuperCollider.

Each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang(*), uppercase letters operate each frame. Bangs can be generated by various operations, such as E colliding with a 0, see the bang.orca example.


A add: Outputs the sum of inputs.
B bool: Bangs if input is not empty, or 0.
C clock: Outputs a constant value based on the runtime frame.
D delay: Bangs on a fraction of the runtime frame.
E east: Moves eastward, or bangs.
F if: Bangs if both inputs are equal.
G generator: Writes distant operators with offset.
H halt: Stops southward operators from operating.
I increment: Increments southward operator.
J jumper: Outputs the northward operator.
K konkat: Outputs multiple variables.
L loop: Loops a number of eastward operators.
M modulo: Outputs the modulo of input.
N north: Moves Northward, or bangs.
O offset: Reads a distant operator with offset.
P push: Writes an eastward operator with offset.
Q query: Reads distant operators with offset.
R random: Outputs a random value.
S south: Moves southward, or bangs.
T track: Reads an eastward operator with offset.
U uturn: Reverses movement of inputs.
V variable: Reads and write globally available variables.
W west: Moves westward, or bangs.
X teleport: Writes a distant operator with offset.
Y jymper: Outputs the westward operator.
Z zoom: Moves eastwardly, respawns west on collision.
* bang: Bangs neighboring operators.
# comment: Comments a line, or characters until the next hash.
: midi: Sends a MIDI note.
^ cc: Sends a MIDI CC value.
; udp: Sends a UDP message.
= osc: Sends a OSC message."

Lorre-Mill Double Knot & Keyed Mosstone In-depth Overview / Demos

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Allieway Audio

1. Lorre-Mill Double Knot (in-depth overview / demo)

A couple years too late, the first video of the Double Knot on the internet with any explanation of what the heck is going on! Everything here is improvised and mainly didactic but I hope it at least shows you why I love this thing so much. I haven't even touched the surface of the many tricks I have learned so far!

Let me know what you think :)

EDIT: Just rewatched, and I'm now aware that the time signature at 28:15 was 4/4. I think I may have forgotten how to count at that moment :P"
2. Lorre-Mill Double Knot: Exploring Drones!
DISCLAIMER: I do not recommend using touch-jacks as I do in this video without sufficient understanding of the risks involved in touching something metal that's connected to a power outlet. I do not accept liability if you hurt yourself during reckless use of touch-jacks!

My last video was focused on explaining the double knot's different bits and exploring it's rhythmic possibilities, so I figured my next video on it should show off it's amazing capacities for creating sonic textures at audio rate!

I get a little lost in this video, toward the end - playing with this synth tends to put me in a sort of trance that's a bit hard to escape at times - you get tangled up in the knots I suppose :D

A lot of this video's audio is very dry for explanation purposes, but hopefully the end of the video shows how powerful this synth can be with for drones with some fx processing (I'm using the OTO Bam for reverb, by the way). Also, the audio in this vid is mono to prevent you only hearing the synth through one ear at parts of the demonstration, but you can imagine how crazy the stereo image of the knot's two sides can be at if you mix in stereo!

Leave a comment and tell me what you think, I'm hoping to make a lot more videos now that I've got a less shitty tripod, so I appreciate any feedback! Hope you enjoyed ^_^
3. Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone (in-depth overview / demo)
"I'm back again with a new in-depth explanation / video manual / rambleathon, this time about Lorre-Mill's newest synth, the Keyed Mosstone!

I originally intended this video to have a longer demo/screwaround session at the end after all the talking, but I realized after finishing my initial overview that I was actually very close to running late for a date I had later that day - one of the problems with shooting hour-long videos in one take! I'll be making a more extensive jam session video very soon, with MUCH less talking :)

Speaking of problems with hour-long vids, my phone's camera is quite nice but has a frustrating limitation - it can only handle vids of 2gb, and anything longer will cause it to stop recording and start up a new vid, leaving a noticable second-long gap. I'll try to record in several parts in the future to try to avoid getting cut off - for this video, I interspersed the cuts (there are two) with a transcript of the few words missed.

By the way, I did realized after finishing up that I forgot to illustrate the sound of the second random's digital noise when applied to various sound parameters (e.g. wavefolding), which is an important aspect of the synth's sound - I'll make sure to cover this first thing in my next video on the Mosstone!

Also, another minor correction - the gate output in the very bottom left of the synth is actually a trigger (spike) output, not a gate: it just does a quick trigger when you press any (circle) key. Handy for triggering the randoms!

Let me know what you think, and if you have any other questions about this synth, or requests for future videos, especially featuring the knot and mosstone, as they are the best of friends!"

Psychedlic Sam Sam [Episode 130]

Published on Apr 7, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Video of our beloved cat Sam Sam playing and grooming processed using Vizzie in Max/MSP.

The music features the following software and hardware instruments:
Arturia Synclavier V 2
Arturia Buchla Easel
2hp Cat Module
Strymon Magneto
Arturia MiniBrute 2"

H-Pi TBX1 MIDI Tuning Box Microtonal Keyboard Synthesizer Tuner Converter

via this auction

See this post for a demo of the H-Pi TBX1.


Got a standard MIDI keyboard? Retune it! TBX1 makes retuning as easy as pushing a button. Attach this little box to your synth and you can make any key play any pitch you want. It comes preloaded with 128 tunings for you to try out, and stores tuning tables in 4 layers, totaling over 500 tunings, which you can easily edit with Custom Scale Editor (cross-platform software, license included). Set up your own tuning, upload it to TBX1, and plug into any General MIDI controller and synthesizer to make your music. Portable and ready for the stage, TBX1 can also run for eight hours on batteries.


128 tables x 4 layers = 512 full range programmable tunings

General MIDI compatibility — Compatibility Requirements


jog dial: select and enter preset program parameters

MIDI LEDs: monitor MIDI IN and MIDI OUT traffic

LCD display: currently selected tuning, bank, patch and polyphony (with backlight ON/OFF switch)

sixteen channel switches: selectable MIDI output channel polyphony, from 1 to 16 voices

fifteen preset buttons: store and recall tuning, synthesizer bank and patch

14-bit MIDI pitch bend resolution: 0.01 cents

bypass switch: turn tuning function on and off without swapping cables

External MIDI Message Pedal / Sequencer Control

receive tuning table Changes

receive bank and patch changes

full sustain pedal support

full control of held key behavior when tuning table change messages are received

Inputs and Outputs

12V DC power input

MIDI IN: connect to any MIDI controller (keyboard, sequencer, etc.)

connect computer to MIDI IN to upload tunings

MIDI OUT: connect to any general MIDI tone module, sampler or computer MIDI interface for tuned output

sends the following MIDI data on selected channels

bank select, patch change, pitch bend range RPNs, 14-bit pitch bend

note on / note off (one note per channel = monotimbral up to 16 voice polyphony)

MIDI Velocity, Modulation, and Volume are passed as received at MIDI IN

MIDI THRU: sends unmodified MIDI data received at the MIDI in through to another unit."

CASIO PT-7 Synth Electronic Musical Instrument Keyboard

via this auction

"CASIO PT-7 Synth Electronic Musical Instrument Keyboard. Has been tested and works great. In good condition. Includes charger"

Modular techno #30 / Shapeshifter

Published on Apr 7, 2019 pawwakill

"A dub techno recording using Intellijel Shapeshifter.

Very straightforward stuff here. Shapeshifter both shapes modulated by Xaoc Batumi and Zadar. Zadar also modulates the Dual Borg filter. 909 CH through WMD/SSF MMF high pass filter, 808 open hat and Basimilus Iteritas Alter for the percussion. Eventide Space for the reverb and Strymon Timeline for the delay."

Synthorama 2019

Published on Apr 7, 2019 peter m mahr

"Visiting Martin Hollinger's SYNTHORAMA Synthesizer Museum in Luterbach, Switzerland
April 6th, 2019

Single Minimoog Model D Reissue sound
+ EFX from Eventide's Eclipse"

See the synthorama label below for more. The Synthorama Matrix label will take you to posts featuring my own visit back in 2008.

Novation Workshops Coming to Brighton Music Conference

via @WeAreNovation

"Going to Brighton Music Conference? The Focusrite x Novation Theatre at @BrightonMusicCo will host two full days of workshops, seminars and Q&A's from a huge lineup or artists, free to all BMC pass holders.
Full details: #WeAreNovation"

Upcoming Performances and Release by Todd Barton

via supporting member, Todd Barton:

"April is filling up beginning with the recent release of’s Buchla 296e Spectral Processor plugin for their Modular platform.

I was lucky enough to do a 10 part video series overview/tutorial of the amazing Spectral Processor. [posted here]

Bruce Bayard and I, known as Control Voltage Therapy are looking forward to joining our friends Caballito Negro: Terry Longshore & Tessa Brinckman this Friday, April 12 at 7 pm at the Schneider Museum of Art as part of the Ashland Independent Film Festival’s celebration which included a video by Bruce which we will perform with. More details here.

And on Thursday, April 18 I will be performing an improvised solo set as part of the UCSB’s CREATE concert in Santa Barbara. I’m delighted and honored to have be invited by one of my guiding lights, Curtis Road’s. More details here.

Upcoming in May: a simultaneous rerelease from of my 2008 solo shakuhachi album, Ro and a sample reel from that album for the MakeNoise Morphagene available from"

DSI Prophet 08: 15 Custom Synth Patches

Published on Apr 6, 2019 Burial Grid Official

Chordal Filmscore Music on the DSI PolyEvolver

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Reuben Jones

"Semi-improvised chordal playing on the PolyEvolver. Maybe for a film.

This patch changes from brass to strings depending on filter envelope settings, velocity and pressure.

Dave Smith PolyEvolver

SundaySynth #26 : Mellotron and Oberheim Vibes

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Khoral Central

"More work on the electro live set, Gforce M-Tron Pro sounds sampled with Elektron Digitakt, DSI Tempest melodies and Sequential OB6... themes by Negus"

Modular Synthesis Intro Concepts from Patch & Tweak

Published on Apr 7, 2019 PATCH & TWEAK

Tutorials from Patch & Tweak co-author Chris Meyer of Learning Modular.

"When you first get into sound synthesis, it may seem like people are speaking an alien language, describing it in terms of frequency, amplitude, harmonics, waves, modes, poles, envelopes, modulators, and the such.

But behind those words are some fairly simple concepts: What pitch you playing a sound at? How loud is it? How does that loudness change over the course of a note? How bright or dull does it sound? How can you change that brightness or dullness?

We describe these concepts in the Modular Synthesis section starting on page 12 of Patch & Tweak. But there’s nothing like hearing what they actually sound like, and seeing what we’re actually doing on a modular synthesizer to create those different sound qualities.

Therefore, Patch & Tweak co-author Chris Meyer of Learning Modular has created a set of short beginner-friendly movies that explain these Basic Concepts."

PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 1: Pitch and Volume
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 2: Waveforms
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 3: Noise
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 4: Filter Modes
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 5: Filter Slopes
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 6: Filter Resonance
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 7: Waveshaping
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 8: Envelopes
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 9: LFOs
PATCH & TWEAK Basic Concept 10: Random

Float - Eurorack Modular Ambient

Published on Apr 7, 2019 sprunging for voltage

"First video in quite a while. First video with the new Eurorack set up. Off camera the Novation Ultranova lends a sitar-like pad, while the Arturia Matrixbrute provides a dreamy, bendy lead. The Behringer Neutron is providing functions only and is not actually producing any sound via its oscillators. Also off camera are 3 Korg SQ-1 sequencers piping CV to various inputs on the modules. Various pedals and effects are also in play. Recorded in one take, stereo in to Ableton from my mixer. Enjoy."

Yamaha FS1R FM Formant Shaping Synth

via this auction

Nord Lead Rack 3 virtual analogue synth

via this auction

"Nord Lead Rack 3 virtual analogue synth, multitimbtial, 4 parts (great for controlling from midi sequencer)."

Quasimidi Polymorph

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"By integrating the Morphing Sequencers with it's expressive synthesizer engine the Quasimidi Polymorph a sophisticated instrument with many complex features and facilities.

The Polymorph is 4 part/4 synth sequencer/drum machine and an 8 to 16 voice synthesizer featuring Quasismidi's ANALOG EMULATION SYNTHESIS as well as sampled waveforms with a noise generator. the synth parts can have 3 oscillators each or to share polyphony parts can be 2 oscillators per voice.

The instrument also includes 4 independent effect blocks for each part and a memory of 128 programs and 64 performances."

ARP Omni 2 SN 4249

via this auction

Jellinghaus DX Programmer for Yamaha DX-7

via this auction

"This has a dedicated knob for all sound programming destinations and makes programming so much easier on the DX.

Of course it has Midi In, Out and Thru.

Also works for the TX-7 and TX816. Probably working with others as well, but not tested by me.

Works fine and is in great condition. The lower wooden panel could be renewed as its a bit worn and actually quite thin.
The knobs all work and keep in mind that the DX-7 was never very quick with it's Sysex control ;-)

It's even bigger than the DX-7 itself and looks great with it
shiny blue that is more like a PPG synth than Yamaha !

This must be one of the biggest controllers ever."

Ieaskul F. Mobenthey Starter Pack

via this auction

"A couple Swoops short of the full set available from Synthmall, this sale includes:

-Another Denum

Vermona Digital Rhythm Machine (DRM)

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Vco Vca

"quick demo of the great Vermona DRM. Recorded straight from the box with no effects or treatment (you can get an idea of the noise level).

Regardless of the name the 12 sounds are pure analog, in a very Roland TR-606, CR78 or Korg KR55.
You get a very useful 32 steps TR style sequencer, with the ability to record real time too.
16 presets and 10 user programs.
Stereo outputs, headphone outputs, several jack input to control start/stop, solo, bass only and preset change, MIDI IN & OUT.
Also there is a 30 pin connector that can get seperate outputs for each sound as long as trigger in and outs.
Very easy to make dedicated jacks outputs from the pin, I did it and you get a much better sound than the one comming from the stereo out (it bypasses the amp section).
All in all a great machine."

Update: some pics in via Vco Vca. Note this one may go up for sale on Reverb and eBay. If you are interested contact Vco Vca via YouTube.

NEW VT4 Test B - Detailed Examination of Vocoding, and Ambient Effects z17

Published on Apr 7, 2019 VJ FRANZ K

"More strange voices* after this point! Here's a continuation of the earlier video. I can see the value of the VT4's additional parameters, which allow more fine tuning of the sound you want.
*and I actually like some of the effects with the ambient crowd noises later on."

Follow-up to this post.

Live Set - Clubing - Hardware only

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Kapuzal

"finally at the club again.. please enjoy :-)"

Elektron Digitakt & Digitone. Some Obama samples at 22:10.

Digisound 80-11A Ring Modulator (MC1496) plus Mixer and LFO

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"Digisound 80-11A Ring Modulator (MC1496) plus Mixer and LFO"

Yamaha PS-3 - Sunny Morning Jam

Published on Apr 7, 2019 R.O.T. Studios

"Little impromtu jam on my modded Yamaha PS3 synth. I love this little thing haha. I'm also so glad summer's finally coming. Finally more light and happyness! Yay!"


Published on Apr 7, 2019 graal7

"song with korg polysix ;kronos 2 and
arturia matrixbrute."

Ambient Soundscape: Transwave patch #2

Published on Apr 7, 2019 Fabbri's Midnight Librarians

"Ambient evolving soundscape #2 with no talking. Further tweaked the patch #1 from my "What is Transwave Synthesis" video
Live recorded straight from Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler."

Follow-up to What Is Transwave Synthesis?.

Patch n Tweak

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