MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Bösendorfer Concert Grand Sample x Peak & Modular Ambient // Elderstate

Published on Apr 14, 2019 ann annie

"old & new, reflecting between states...
Bosendorfer Imperial - Morphagene/Modular - Novation Peak
Patch notes below...



AFX Mode (4.14) // Novation Bass Station 2 Tutorial

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"This tutorial is to show how the new AFX mode works on the new Novation Bass Station 2 firmware upgrade. It was developed in a collaboration of Richard D. James (AKA Aphex Twin) and Novation.

When AFX mode is turned on, you can change the sounds individually by holding down the key and turning the parameters you want. Saving is done by pressing save from the menu (Function + Arp - Swing)

Intro 0:00
AFX Mode 0:24
Stand-Alone Arp Demo 0:52
H9 Shimmer Reverb Added 2:00
AFX Mode Speed Stress Test w/ Deluge 2:25
Improvised 16 Step Sequence AFX Mode Demo 3:48
Adding FX from Korg KP3+, Roland MX1 5:23"

System80 eurorack - Waveshaper TV Ep.11

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Waveshaper Media

"Jeff Lee of eurorack modular company upstart System80 discusses his career switch from molecular cell biologist to synthesizer designer, what he learned from Dave Smith's design work, and his line of eurorack modules, including the 880, a clone of the infamous 808 drum machine."

Easel with VCS3-card - Sound-Experiments

Published on Apr 14, 2019 verstaerker

"Buchla Music Easel with Portabellabz EMS VCS Card
first Soundimprovisations"

Elka Soloist 505 Vintage Analogue Mono Synth

via this auction

"Elka Soloist 505 analogue monosynth from mid-late 70s. In good condition for it's age and good working order. It's a preset synth but with plenty of hands on controls for modifying your sounds. It is capable of some cutting leads through to punchy basses.

Just a couple of little niggles I need to mention. The slider cap is missing from the volume slider, it still functions as normal but you need to stick a pen or similar in there to move it. Also, the very top C sounds exactly the same as the C one octave below. There's a few marks and scuffs as you might expect for it's age but as you can see from the photos it's still looking great.

Other than those points everything works as it should and it sounds excellent, especially through some external effects."

Yamaha TX-816 With Mackie Mixer and Harness SN 2300

via this auction

"Yamaha TX816 FM Rack (8 TF-1 modules)
- Same as 8 DX7s.Trigger individually or as one.
- 100% functional
- Strong battery power
- Chassis is in excellent condition
- Pull-out parameter panel is a little scuffed and creased, but is completely
- Accepts patch-dumps from: DX-7, DX7-II and IIFD, DX7-5, or SYSEX MIDI dumps from a sequencer.
- Mackie 802 VLZ04 8-Channel Mixer included in sale. Mackie has either TRS or XLR Stereo outputs ( with external power supply and power cord)
- 8-channel harness (XLR female to TRS or TS)"

Waldorf Q Yellow Rack

via this auction

Atomosynth Mochika Plexiglas Synth

via this auction

"Unique little Peruvian monosynth with one osc + noise, sequencer, midi clock sync, LFO and a few other goodies up its sleeve including CV and Gate out. Sounds great and covers all the bases for immediacy and fun knob-twiddling. Please note there are what appear to be two minor stress cracks in the casing (side pics) - this was an early design version and it looks like they may not have anticipated it, but it doesn’t impact enclosure stability and has been perfectly solid. Includes standard iec power cable."

ARP Solina String Ensemble

via this auction

Roland MC-202 MICRO COMPOSER Analog Synthesizer Sequencer SN 314800

via this auction

10 Min with the Korg Mono/Poly: No Effects or Processing

Published on Apr 14, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Take some time to unwind with your friend Mr Tuna and the super bitchin' cool Korg Mono/Poly!"

Thomann's Synth Reactor vlog#15 - Waldorf #TSR19

Published on Apr 14, 2019 SynthMania

"Winfried and Rolf of Waldorf show to us their Kyra and Quantum synthesizers at the Thomann's Synth Reactor in March 2019
00:17 Kyra
15:34 Quantum
#Thomann #Waldorf #synthesizer"

3rdWorldRack synth jam

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"3rdworldrack modules built so far: 2 VCOs, VCF, ARP VCF, dual VCA, dual ARP AR (ADR), VCDelay, Mixer/LFO/Digisound Ring Modulator, Power Supply, Arduino CV Quantizer and CV Quantizer Extender, Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing and Octal DAC."

Ensoniq EPS Tutorial & Inspiration

Published on Apr 11, 2019 bitleyTM

"Having fun with the mighty old EPS & the floppies from the past, telling the history about one of the groundbreakin' pricebreakin' samplers. Sequencer 'tutorial while having fun' kind of thing."


Published on Apr 14, 2019 Synthesizer Home

between seasons

between seasons from ioflow on Vimeo.

"ambient improvisation for monome norns, ipad pro, oto bim, oto bam. semigenerative melodies and percussion patterns. weather shifts. clear skies. warm days and cool nights.

melodies, pads, and bass: five instances of audio damage phosphor 2. the main pad sound is also playing from mlr on norns; three copies running at various speeds and directions, with one pattern recorder per copy.

percussion: three instances of audio damage axon 2.

ipad: kymatica AUM is the host for all the AUv3 instruments and effects. the rozeta sequencer suite is used extensively to generate melodies and chords: three instances of collider and two instances of particles, along with various LFOs and arps to further mutate patterns and ranges. ipad audio tracks use several instances of audio damage plugins: roughrider 2, dubstation 2, and grind.

ableton live is used as a mixer + recorder, and also to send the ipad's melodic tracks to and from the oto bim + bam desktop fx units.

recorded april 13, 2019."

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII - (2016 Final Build) w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Elektron Monomachine from the last batch created. (June 2016) It looks and works new. Studio use only, and still has protective plastic on the screen/front. You'll be hard pressed to find a nicer one. Any finger marks you see are on the protective screen only.

Comes with everything original: Box, manual, power plug (US)."

Modal: SKULPT Synthesiser First Look

Published on Apr 11, 2019 Noisegate

"Tristan from Noisegate presents a first look at the new Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesiser."

KORG: Volca Modular Synthesiser Overview

Published on Apr 3, 2019 Noisegate

"In this video we take a deeper look into the New KORG Volca Modular
From the Sound Source, to Modulation, Effects and the sequencer, we cover all aspects of this Semi-Modular Synthesiser."

KORG Volca Drum: Performance Demo

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Noisegate

"Here is a performance video by our resident DJ & Producer Leroy on the KORG Volca Drum.
The Volca Drum is a drum machine like no other which will take your Drum sounds to a whole new level.
It's a rhythm sequencer, built around a digital synth engine, which can create a wide array of sounds. From gritty distorted crunches to metallic tones and impulses. These sounds can then be run through a waveguide resonator effect which can apply real world string or tube based resonance.
The results are absolutely wild."

Gotharman's Tiny LD proto - Favorite

Published on Apr 14, 2019 gotharman

"A great hit composed and performed on Tiny LD :-)"

Days of Light

Published on Apr 14, 2019 davidryle

"Modular synth piece. Large format 5U and Eurorack.
Starting off with the Q-Bit Chord generated round. Mutable Instruments Marbles sending it a pitch c/v. The Root run direct to the mix and the htree intervals sent through a Synthetic Sound Labs Seqwencer IV sequential vca. The next few sounds fading in and out are the MI Rings and Piston Honda. Both controlled from Marbles.
Finally the main melodic content is pitch directed by Instruo Harmonaig to the 5U. The Harmonaig is pitch controlled from a Q60 step sequencer from and a pair of STG Soundlabs Voltage Mini Stores for transposing and voicing.
The pitch data from the Harmonaig sends a root pitch to a Q106 vco and FSFX built MI Braids. The Q106 is fed through a modular build of the Behringer DD400 digital delay and the Braids is timbre modulated by an Oakley VCADSR.
The three other interval c/v's are sent to three more Q106's. The third interval is split into two rhythm patterns gated by a Moon Modular M563 trigger sequencer, STG Soundlabs Trigger Min Store and various LFO's from Mega Ohm Audio. The filter is an Oakley SVF (band pass). The second tap is into a Modcan 73B delay and direct to mix.
The fifth interval is through a Q107 resonant state variable in band pass with 1v/oct tracking for a sine wave output and send through a Strymon Blue Sky pedal. Slew is from the Harmonaig.
The seventh interval is routed through a Q150 transistor ladder low pass filter.
Other delays and reverbs are from a pair of Lexicon MX200's and a T.C. Electronic D-Two delay. Recorded direct to Cubase in one pass. Video from my iPhone and edited in Final Cut Pro.

Thank you for listening!"

Novation // Bass Station II 4.14 - AFX Mode

Published on Apr 14, 2019 NovationTV

"-CALC- introduces the exciting new update for Bass Station II - v4.14.

The latest firmware update for Bass Station II adds five powerful and innovative new features to Novation’s hugely popular monosynth, all of them developed in response to user feedback and requests, one of those users being particularly noteworthy…

--- AFX Mode (the realisation of Aphex Twin)
--- Fixed duration envelopes
--- Extended sub-oscillator control
--- Oscillator glide diverge
--- Envelope retrigger count

Bass Station II owner? Download the update for free now from components:

For more on Bass Station II, visit:

Need help installing Bass Station v4.14? We have a handy guide here:
We have also created a new v4.14 User Guide here:

#WeAreNovation #BassStationII #AFXMode"

Update: and the press release:

"New Bass Station II x Aphex Twin firmware update

The latest firmware update for Bass Station II adds five powerful and innovative new features to Novation’s hugely popular monosynth, all of them developed in response to user feedback and requests, one of those users being particularly noteworthy…

AFX Mode

Electronic music legend Richard James, aka Aphex Twin, has already played an instrumental part in the Bass Station II story, having provided guidance for the implementation of the micro-tuning added with Firmware v2.5. His conceptual contribution to v4.14 is even more profound.

Letting his imagination run riot, James envisioned the decidedly radical notion of having a discrete set of synthesis parameters assigned to each note of Bass Station II, either variations on a ‘seed’ patch, or disparate sounds designed to constitute a chimeric whole. Although this sort of thing could already be kludged using very fast program change messages, having multiple sounds active at the same time would clearly be a far more creative and efficient system.

AFX Mode is the realisation of James’ out-there concept. Put simply, it lets you modify your Bass Station II patch on a key-by-key basis. Use it to introduce subtle changes to a sound as you play up and down the keyboard; divide the keyboard into multiple zones (one per key if you like!), each playing its own sound; or create entire drum kits in a single preset for triggering manually or via the Arpeggiator. It’s a truly inspiring feature that really does open up a whole new world of sound design and performance possibilities.

Fixed duration envelopes

Aiding in the programming of drum sounds and plucks especially, the sustain segments of Bass Station II’s envelopes can now be set to a fixed length, moving on to the release stage regardless of when the key or trigger is actually released after playing a note. When fixed duration envelopes are enabled, the decay stage is taken out of play, and the Decay slider instead sets the duration of the Sustain stage.

Extended sub-oscillator control

With Firmware v4.14, Bass Station II’s sub-oscillator, slaved to the pitch of Oscillator 1, can be detuned using the Coarse and Fine controls. Now you can set the sub to any non-octave tracking interval you like, and knock it out of tune – subtly or dramatically – for creative effect.

Oscillator glide diverge

Prior to Firmware v4.14, both of Bass Station II’s oscillators could only be set to the same Glide time, but now you can slow down the Glide time of Oscillator 2 relative to Oscillator 1 by a variable amount, causing the two to diverge for interesting portamento effects. Just the thing for adding thickness and character to basslines, pads and leads, and certainly not a function you’ll find on many other hardware or software synths.

Envelope retrigger count

The Firmware v2.5 update added envelope retriggering, and now, to help with drum synthesis, the number of times the envelopes retrigger can be adjusted.

Introducing AFX Mode, fixed duration envelopes, extended sub-oscillator control, oscillator glide diverge and envelope retrigger count, Firmware v4.14 is a free update for all Bass Station II users, available via the Components content manager for Mac and PC."

Meris Mercury 7 + OB6

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Uriel Ortega

"Check out this awesome combo! The OB6 is one of my favorite synthesizers, and together with the Meris Mercury 7, I can get some awesome sounds. This reverb definetly rivals my Big Sky! Enjoy"

SundaySynth #27 : Sequential OB6 Strings

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Khoral Central

"More work on the electro live set, DSI Tempest + Elektron Digitakt (with GForce M-Tron Pro samples) + Sequential OB6 controlled with the Tempest pads. Music by Negus."

Low Frequency Expander for OB-6. Demo of LFO 2.

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Steve Hunt

"Demo of LFO2. LFO1 is identical. SHIFT button lets me change the waveshape. For Tri and Sin, it changes the symmetry so it moves from saw up through tri (or sin) to saw down. With the ramp up and down, it changes the shape from exponential up, through linear to exponential down. For square it changes the pulse width. For the Step waveform, SHIFT determines how many steps there are. (Using a negative Amount will make the steps go down rather than up). For Random it changes the timebase, so the pulses occur more randomly as well as having random levels. For slew, it changes the slew rate between steps. For Walk, it changes the walking step size."

Zenith Vol 2 - Novation PEAK - 94 to 127 -

Published on Apr 14, 2019 GEOSynths

"Buy Now -

Final Patches demonstrated for my 2nd Bank of Patches for the Novation PEAK. All 128 Patches use at least 1 of the new Wavetables and often more! Extensive routing with the Animate Buttons, Mod Wheel, Aftertouch etc."

Zenith Vol 2 - Novation PEAK

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) "Oberfett X" part2

Published on Apr 14, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

#Oberheim #OB-X Analog #Synthesizer from the year 1979

The demo video shows some self programmed uncommon synth sounds.

The Oberheim OB-X is one of the fattest analog poly-synths ever.

The sound character (based of the discrete circuits and the SEM design VCF) is different to the later curtis chip based OB-Xa and OB-8.

Used by: Rush (Subdivisions, Tom Sawyer), Nena (99 Luftballons, Nur Geträumt), J.-M. Jarre (Magnetic Fields), Killing Joke (Love Like Blood), Roxy Music (Avalon), Queen (Flash Gordon), Styx (Too much time on my hands), Japan, Supertramp, Suzanne Ciani, Tangerine Dream (Exit) and more

external fx: a bit delay"

More Rings in the Clouds (TX Wiggles 42)

Published on Apr 14, 2019 poorness studios

"This is a follow up to TX Wiggles 10. I again used just Rings and Clouds to make a patch which ends up sounding pretty awesome. A random gate generated by Nano Rand triggers Rings and Batumi provides 7 parameters of modulation."

Generating Rings In The Clouds (TX Wiggles 10)

Published on Jan 11, 2017 poorness studios

"This is a simple generative patch featuring Mutable Instruments Rings and Clouds. ALM Pamela's Workout and the Doepfer A-151 also play a critical role."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Podcast 272: Aaron Higgins of 1010 Music

Published on Apr 14, 2019 20Objects

"It's pretty hard to avoid gear lust when you see 1010 Music's work in action. Originally launched as the Bitbox, the touchscreen, high-function module has spawned a number of implementations, including the Synthbox, Fxbox, Toolbox and - most recently - the standalone Blockbox. I've been in awe of this system since it was first released, and I'm glad to have the chance to talk with the creator - Aaron Higgins.

Based out of LA, Aaron and his spouse have 1010 humming. By focusing on a specific setup (a touch-based interface on a fully-digital module base), they have been creating some eye-popping modules for sample playback, digital synthesis, realtime sequencing and even laser pattern generation. You have to see some of these things to believe them, but in general you can say that 1010 is pushing the envelope of what we think a module can do.

In our talk, we discuss the development of the platform, the differences in the devices, and Aaron's inspiration and design aesthetic. We also peek at his background as a developer, and look into the future of standalone hardware creation.

I got a chance to see the 1010 Blackbox in action at Synthplex, and am so glad that he took the opportunity to have a chat. If you want to see more about their hardware offerings, check out their website:


Pluck for Prologue - A new User Oscillator

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Tim Shoebridge

"This video demonstrates a new user oscillator and presets that I developed for the Korg Prologue. They are available as a package with ten presets in total for an extremely reasonable price at my SoundMangling store here:

For more information on the Pluck oscillator itself, please check out my video for the Korg Monologue XD here:" [posted here]

Cwejman S1 mk2 2019 Eggshell

via this auction

"Mint S1 mk2. It's basically brand new and has been used for about 2 hours. Will be under the manufacturer's warranty until April 5 2020.

The S1 mk2 is a semi-modular, analogue monophonic synthesizer. It is easy to get started with since it is pre- patched for optimal use of its sound producing possibilities and eliminates the need for external connections between modules during use. Each module can be disconnected and used separately, e.g. to control or be controlled by other instruments. This flexibility enables and simplifies experimentation with creation and reproduction of sound."

MidiSizer MidiREX

MidiSizer - MidiREX Feature Review Published on Jan 4, 2018 galingong

"A short review on this overlooked piece of hardware. The MidiREX is essentially a 4-track MIDI looper. The project is open-source, a more verbose description, manual, build docs. and Atmega firmware are available on the project website.
Shout-out to Peter Kvitek, the developer of MidiREX, and other cool midi devices."

via this auction

1984 Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer Synth w/ MIDI & Original Box SN C44519

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Serial # 044519
Factory MIDI: In/Out/Thru

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Impulse Command stereo analogue synth - April Tweaking part 2

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Analogue Solutions

Behringer MODEL D Sequence

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Electronic music by GIANNIS ARK

"This is a demostration of Model D and Arturia Keystep.
3 oscillators in use, BOSS RV6 reverb and DD3 delay added.
The high noise level is part of the sequence ;p

Giannis Ark - ARK Home Studio Cy"

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