MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Depeche Mode - Precious

Depeche Mode - Precious (Official Video) Published on Oct 26, 2009 Depeche Mode

This one goes out to Mike.

Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you
We always tried to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you
If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Empress FX Zoia Tutorials by Ron Cavagnaro

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro


1. Quickstart - FX Basics // Empress Effects Zoia Tutorial
This video is intended to show the most basic functioning to start off. It is intended for the absolute beginner. There will be more videos that will progress to more deeper functions so please stay tuned!

Intro 0:00
Audio Input 0:55
Audio Output 1:53
Making Connections 2:20
Disconnecting Modules 2:53
Adding FX 3:24
Connecting FX 3:55
Changing Module Parameters 4:28
Erasing Module 4:59
Adding Different FX 5:11
Chaining FX Modules 5:57
Saving/Renaming Presets 7:02
A Few Factory Presets Demo 7:57
2. Quickstart Pt 2 - LFO Basics // Empress FX Zoia Tutorial
This tutorial is how to apply LFO's to the effects modules on the Empress FX Zoia. If this video seems confusing please watch the previous video to learn the more basic settings.

Intro 0:00
Creating Your Own Tremolo w/ Overdrive 0:44
Copying A Module 1:05
Editing A Module 1:27
Adding VCA 1:38
Connecting modules 2:01
Assigning LFO to VCA 2:36
Changing LFO Waveform 3:37
Clearing Modules 4:03
Adding Lowpass Filter 4:14
Adding another LFO 5:44
Deleting Filter Modules 6:37
Adding Aliaser Module 6:46
Connecting LFO to Aliaser 7:22
Adding Bitcrush Module 7:49
Adding Pitchshifter Module 8:28
Adding a few more LFOs 11:13
Short Novation Circuit Demo with Zoia FX 12:13

1978 Arp Omni Demonstration Soundsheet Flexi Disc

via this auction

"This auction is for one super rare used vintage 1978 ARP Omni Demonstration Soundsheet square 7" record. This soundsheet record came from a local music store that went out of business last year. This auction is for the "EVA-TONE" record in the pictures. Side 1 features a ARP Omni demo and Side 2 is blank. Cosmetically, the record has scratches and wear but plays without skipping (see pictures)."

Oberheim OB-XA || 8 voices 120 programs || Pro Serviced 2019 SN 820622

via this auction

"Note: this unit does not have *MIDI. However, it was stored and not gigged much of its life (low miles compared to many Xas).

This one was just serviced by world-renowed tech Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service this past month in 2019. Keybed, and power supply were checked out and the voice cards calibrated and tuned. Factory patches loaded."

Cwejman QMMF-4 Quad Multi Mode Filter Resonator Eurorack Module

via this auction

Novation Circuit Ambient #11: Sääkokemus (The Weather Experience) [The Prodigy cover]

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Flak Cannon

"This is my ambient cover of Weather Experience by The Prodigy. The original song uses a sample of a weather forecast which I wanted to have in my version too. I took it a bit further and used a Finnish forecast. Otherwise all sounds are from Novation Circuit, processed with Valhalla Shimmer."

Novation Peak Firmware Update Ver. 1.2 Overview

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Kraft Music

"Shop exclusive Novation Peak BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Evan from Novation provides provides an overview of the new features found in the 1.2 firmware update for the Novation Peak synthesizer.

Novation Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesizer with analog sound and digital flexibility. Peak's unique New Oxford Oscillators use two waveform generating methods: analog-sounding NCOs (numerically-controlled oscillators) and digital wavetables. Warm and rich with a resonant multi-mode analog filter per voice, Peak also features three distortion points, an extensive modulation system, and the ability to receive polyphonic aftertouch. In addition to USB and MIDI ports, Peak connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Novation Peak bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Scanner Morphagene Reel Easel Control

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Todd Barton

"Go to and grab Robin Rimbaud's (aka Scanner) Makenoise Morphagene reel! This is just a single sample off the 2'22" reel being slid and resized with CVs from the Buchla Easel. . . It's an awesome reel!"

MODAL 002 12-Voice Analogue-Digital Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

"Modal 002 is a 12-voice analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. It features two high-resolution NCO oscillators per voice plus two sub oscillators, a Modal-designed four-pole transistor ladder filter with real analog morphing, VCA, two LFOs, two modulation matrices and a very powerful sequencer and arpeggiator. The hardware has been manufactured with high-quality components: a FATAR semi-weighted five-octave key mechanism with aftertouch, white metal case, aluminum turned encoders and high-quality 4.3" LCD screen."

Roland EP-6060 Dual Voice Combo Piano Vintage Analog SN 232700

via this auction

"powers on, buttons and lights all working. all sounds & Functions working well

some controls are scratchy and will need to be cleaned. Missing 1 slider cap

the Decay Time Pots are loose inside and will need to be fixed or repaired - they are not working correctly"

Behringer MS101 First 7 minutes straight out of the box - Roland SH101

Published on Apr 23, 2019 kvfive

"Received the new Behringer MS101 today, thought I'd capture my very first play with the machine.

I know (before the comments start) that midi is currently off-line, but a fix for this was announced just today, I'm waiting for the new firmware to be sent to me.

All in all I think it's a fabulous machine, certainly sounds like the original ! and has a fantastic build quality to boot !

Thanks for watching."

GEOSynths - Synth Show Reviews - Behringer VC340 Vocoder and String Machine

Published on Apr 23, 2019 GEOSynths

"Here's my Review of the Behringer VC340 Vocoder - Choir - String Synth.

I grew up hearing the Sound of String Synths and have always loved the "rough" texture of them, the chorusing etc Now that Behringer have released the VC340, I had to get one, so off I went to pick one up."

Wander To by N-KLIF

From supporting member, N-KLIF:

This is the truncated version of Wander To. It will ship soon in beginning of May, once I have the tapes labeled correctly. Will ship with FREE STICKERS too. The tape is basically free too (lowest price), just don't want to go broke on shipping. Really hope you enjoy experimental electronic music.

Includes unlimited streaming of Wander To via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around May 3, 2019
edition of 30

Dedicated to Lea

Martin Gore To Receive 2019 Moog Innovation Award

"Moog Music is proud to announce Martin Gore as the recipient of the 2019 Moog Innovation Award

Award Will Be Presented Following Martin Gore’s Keynote Conversation During Moogfest, Friday April 26, 2019

Gore joins past honorees Devo, Brian Eno, Suzanne Ciani, and Gary Numan.

Asheville, N.C. [April 23, 2019] - Musical pioneer Martin Gore’s masterful electronic meditations on the human condition have illuminated the connection between transformative sound and pure emotion for decades. A founding member of the band Depeche Mode, Gore’s sensual electronic compositions and introspective lyrics have resonated with faithful audiences around the world and impacted the direction of countless visionary artists from Trent Reznor to Johnny Cash.

Gore’s enduring ability to connect the rawest aspects of the human experience to the dance floor defined an era and perpetually reminds us what it means to be human through the emotional power of electronic sound. For his contributions we are honored to name Martin Gore as the recipient of the 2019 Moog Innovation Award.

Martin will be presented with the award during Moogfest on Friday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Carolina Theatre immediately following his keynote conversation with Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, which begins at 2:30 p.m. (ET).

The Moog Innovation Award recognizes artists who have contributed to the exploration of sound in popular music and beyond for the past 50 years, exemplifying the bold, innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Past recipients include visionary artists Gary Numan, Devo, Suzanne Ciani, Brian Eno, Bernie Worrell, synth designers like Herb Deutsch, last year’s recipient Bernie Krause, and Thomas Dolby, who will also be performing and presenting this year.

For more information on Moogfest, visit"

Quick Tip: Pluck Bass Patch On Moog Subsequent 37 Tutorial

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Here is a quick tip on how to make a plucky bass sound on a Moog synth.

You will need:
- a 2 oscillator bass synth (in this video we used a Moog Subsequent 37)

The patch:
- Oscillator 1 set to saw waveform
- Oscillator 2 set to square waveform
- Slow PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) from the LFO to oscillator 2
- Oscillator 1, 2, & sub oscillator levels all the way up
- Filter cutoff all the way down
- Filter envelope amount 2/3 to 3/4 up
- Amp and filter envelopes set to no attack or decay and full sustain and some release.

To get a giant plucky bass sound out of a Moog synth try these settings. With the sustain all the way up and release adjustable the gate length of your sequencer will adjust how plucky or long the sound is. Alternatively you could have the sustain at zero and adjust your envelope length with the decay. The steep 24db filter is closed all the way down and then opened by the filter envelope.

To thicken the sound up you can add in a sub oscillator or feedback from the output to the filter input (this is normalized on the Subsequent 37). The sound can be further tweaked by adjusting the octaves and detuning of the two oscillators, the filter envelope amount, and the envelope shapes.

Subsequent 37 available here:

#PerfectCircuit #QuickTip #MoogBass"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Novation Circuit & More Videos by asogaut

Published on Apr 15, 2019 asogaut


Faux Positivity (Novation Circuit)
no crystals (Circuit + Microbrute + Ipad Pro)
Is it soon june (Novation Circuit)
Guns (eurorack audio experimentation #1)
Soda for sale (Ipad + Beatstep Pro)
It sure is rainy. (Pocket Operator PO-33 + Volca Beats)
What are you looking for (Eurorack + Beatstep Pro + Ipad)
Bit Rush (PO-20 Arcade)
Mono beat (Volca Beats)
We can never be dreamy (Microbrute + Ipad)
Repeat and a (PO-33)


Published on Apr 23, 2019 zack dagoba

"Overlaying the EMS VCS3 with the Buchla 200. The Moog 3C and Roland 100M were thrown in for good measure.."

Hymn for Sri Lanka

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Robert Engstrand

"'Hymn for Sri Lanka' - a tribute to the lost ones in the Sri Lanka bombings in April 2019.

Composed and performed by Robert Engstrand"

iOS Cality driving Eurorack

Published on Apr 23, 2019 junklight

"Cality on iOS driving three voices with the help of Polythemus and the keystep providing a lead line with the Cursus Iteritas"

StepBud AUv3 Midi Step Sequencer - iPad Demo & Tutorial

Streamed live on Apr 14, 2019 The Sound Test Room

"You can get StepBud here at the App Store"

"StepBud is a MIDI Sequencer with Audio Unit AUv3 plugin, Audiobus and Ableton Link.

Add an unlimited number of steps to your sequencer.
Your steps appear with a LED and a fader on top of your screen.
You can change the active mode that your step faders displaying/controlling.
- Set the current note or chord in range of the scale and key you selected with respect the range of the octave you want to focus,
- Set the velocity, rate, gate time, modulation, pitch bend, portamento for each step,
- Try increasing the rate and repeat count your steps if you want to add more flavor.
Below the step faders, you have a master fader where you can control your entire sequencer. It has two modes which you can change from the settings strip on the bottom of the app.
- In copy mode, it assigns its value to each step.
- In shift mode, it shifts up or down each step.

If you want to go off-scale or try some crazy chords on some of your steps, or maybe on all of them, you can go to the Step Editor by double tapping the LED of the step you want to edit.

ContinuuCon 2019 Set for May 30 – June 1 Asheville, North Carolina

"The first ContinuuCon Haken Continuum Conference, held in Asheville in 2016, was a big success and a great start to this yearly tradition. The following year we were back in Asheville, hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville. 2018 took things to the next level in Paris at IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music).

2019 brings ContinuuCon back to beautiful Asheville, again hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Music.

Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attend ContinuuCon explore this uniquely expressive instrument through music, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum and ContinuuMini, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, along with many other technologists and performers, openly share their knowledge, history and musical talents at this event.

Why go to ContinuuCon?

1. A great chance to interact one-on-one with the principle people behind the Continuum Fingerboard. Let your own ideas be heard in a open and welcoming atmosphere.
2. Get exclusive insights into future design ideas from Haken Audio.
3. Meet old and new friends who share the same interests as you.
4. Experience first rate performances from the finest Continuum players in the world.
5. Be part of a unique and special community based on the truly ground breaking expressive musical instrument, the Continuum Fingerboard.
6. Located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, ContinuuCon offers the ability to do additional site seeing in one of the top rated destinations of the world.

Don't miss it!
Grab your Early Bird Tickets NOW and save $75! Sale ends April 30th."

Casio VL-1 Processed to Modular Patch

Published on Apr 20, 2019 Fahmi M.

"Improv session / live jam used custom sound of VL-1 with VCV Rack.

The VL-1 was the first instrument of Casio's VL-Tone product line, and is sometimes referred to as the VL-Tone. It combined a calculator, a monophonic synthesizer, and sequencer. Released in June 1979, it was the first commercial digital synthesizer.

It has 29 calculator-button keys (G to B), a three-position octave switch, one programmable and five preset sounds, ten built-in rhythm patterns, an eight-character LCD, a 100-note sequencer, and a multi-function calculator mode. The VL-1 is notable for its kitsch value among electronic musicians due to its cheap construction and its unrealistic, uniquely low-fidelity sounds.

Its sounds were mostly composed of filtered squarewaves with varied pulse-widths. Its piano, violin, flute and guitar timbres were nearly unrecognizable abstractions of real instruments. It also featured a "fantasy" voice, and a programmable synthesizer which provided for choice of both oscillator waveform and ADSR envelope. It had a range of two and a half octaves. (Wikipedia)

VCV Rack now lets you run an entire simulated Eurorack on your computer – or interface with hardware modular. And you can get started without spending a cent, with add-on modules available by the day for free or inexpensively. Ted Pallas has been working with VCV since the beginning, and gives us a complete hands-on guide.

There’s always a reason people fall in love with modular music set-ups. For some, it’s having a consistent, tactile interface. For others, it’s about the way open-ended architectures let the user, rather than a manufacturer, determine the system’s limits. For me, the main attraction to modulars is access to tools that can run free from a rigid musical timeline, but still play a sequence. It means they let me dial in interesting poly-rhythmic parts without stress. (CDM)

More sounds:"

Percussa SSP Update 22042019 [Major MIDI Module Improvements; Step Sequencer and Granular Fixes]

via Percussa on Kickstarter

"Hi all

Time for the next update! This will be the last one before we head off to superbooth in the coming weeks.

With this update we’ve covered a variety of requests for the MIDI module as well as simplified the use of the module. This update also comes with 2 presets, new versions of the 8-voice wavetable synth patch demonstrating the changes we made to the MIDI module (see below).

For the download links, visit the forum at

MIDI Module

* Removed V1-V16 toggles from MIDI Module

* Added CH1-CH16 toggles

* Added CCA-CCH outputs and parameters

* Removed pitch bend data from pitch output

* Added new pitch bend output

In-depth description

It’s now easier to use fader and knob boxes sending MIDI controller data. Previously the MIDI module would only output controllers 74, 7 and 1. With the new CCA-CCH parameters and outputs it’s possible to use 8 MIDI CCs per MIDI module. The P-page can be used to set the controller numbers.

Sequential Circuits, Pro-One Analog Synthesizer SN 2069

via this auction

"This Pro-One is working well and sounds fantastic. Physically it is in great shape with slight signs of use (some tape on the electrical cord, not much beyond that). At some point the mod-wheel appears to have been cracked then sealed back together. This version is the most desirable with the J-wire keybed and chassis-mounted transformer."

Anyware Tinysizer w/ Custom Colored Knobs SN 33

via this auction

Infection Music Zeit Desktop Sequencer 2004 White/Blue

via this auction

Stickerfied Roland Jupiter 4 SN 932537

via this auction

Akai AX60 SN 01120-03157

via this auction

Ensemble 1 with Grackler, Double Knot, Sidrax & Mute Synth

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Robin Rimbaud-Scanner

"A little improvisation in the studio using four inspiring little instruments. Beginning with the Mroztronium Grackler and Dirty Electronics Mute Synth creating abstract noises and textures, followed by a deep pulse from the Lorre Mill Double Knot and playing live on top with the Chat Lonbarde Sidrax. The film is out of synch and I apologise for that but it hopefully captures the mood. A tiny moment in a creative day."

Roland Juno-106 + Eurorack DEMO [Tesla Coil]

Published on Apr 23, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

The Juno-106 has landed once again in the studio. I put together a little sequence on the BSP. And a warm saturation bassline in Eurorack.

Juno-106 | Timefactor | Big Sky: Arpeggio and swells
2xADSR | 4023 VCF (self resonance): Kick
Synth Box | JP6-VCF | 2xVCA | 106 Chorus module: bass line
Transistor-82 | Spring Tank Reverb | EMW VC Pan: Percussion
Modulations/Triggers: Batumi, Varigate4

Recorded live in 1 shot to Tascam DR-05
Some post processing in Cubase 7."

Atlantis Modulator Melodies

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Intellijel

"The S&H from Atlantis pairs perfectly with Scales to generate endless melodies. By modulating the rate of the LFO along with the range of the melody using Planar, it's possible to use expressive gestures to influence these melodies."

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: the Voltage Research Laboratory Episodes

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Teaser tracks showcasing the unreleased Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory eurorack format synthesizer."

live synth jam - sh101, sh01, korg volcas, poly800, minilogue

Published on Apr 23, 2019 nick kwas

"sorry for the quality this was recorded on my phone"

#TSR19 03- The Roland Promars -- Part 3

Published on Apr 23, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part three of a three-part demonstration of the 1979 Roland Promars analog two-oscillator monosynth."

AutomaticGainsay Roland Promars videos

Roland JU-06: 64 VINTAGE SOUNDS: synthwave \ 80's \ vintage style PATCHES

Published on Apr 23, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"This is the most worked and re-worked sound set I ever made.
I started this pack more than a half year ago, and worked on it in parallel with the Roland JUNO-106 I had it for a while from a friend.
And I tried & succeeded to match the sounds so I can reproduce entirely the character of the original JUNO.
IMHO, the JU-06 is a 99% copy of the JUNO-106. The hardest part is to match the sounds, since the sliders of the JU-06 are shorter and, to find the right spot, it’s a little bit harder.
You can hear in this video, the unaltered sound of the patches. I only automated the volume and then gained it up a little bit in Logic Pro X, so you can have an even audition, without massive drops when the sub bass sounds or the pads are presented.
The pack contains synthwave & 80's analog vintage style patches.

Enjoy it!

KORG: Volca Drum & Modular Demo

Published on Apr 22, 2019 Noisegate

"The KORG Volca journey continues with the Volca Drum and Modular.

The two newest additions to the range both incredibly versatile and powerful!
In this video, both Volca's are connected to the Volca Mix which is perfect for using multiple Volca's in performance or recording scenarios."

Patch n Tweak

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