MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday, May 06, 2019

MIDERA | The Seiche

Published on May 6, 2019 MIDERA

Elektron Analog Keys
Korg ESX

"My camera stopped recording - I had recorded about 20 takes, I gave up. Sorry."

Update: Re-Published on May 7, 2019

"had to reupload because the video and audio weren't synced properly"

Elektron Octatrack MkII - Loaded + Lid + Wooden ends

via this auction

"64GB flash card loaded with 15GB of paid sample sets from Electron, Loopmasters and others.

Elektron accessories: USB cable, factory power adapter, Plexi lid

Plus custom wooden ends to raise it up

Original OT Manual + OT2 printed manual and power user guides and tips as shown."

Korg R3 Fantastic Bass Digital VA Synthesizer Radias Rik Marston

Published on May 6, 2019 Rik Marston Official

"Korg R3 'Fantastic Bass' Digital VA Synthesizer Radias
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!**

Ahhh a day off.. torn jeans, white socks & slippers... LOL
The Korg R3 is EXCELLENT for Dance music for sure!!
A good alternative to the regular Korg microKORG,
the R3 has bigger keys and way more for just
about the same used price! It just sounds great!
And it makes a nice compact midi controller, too!!
Super sweet for the money!!!

Thank you for watching!"

Rik Marston Sample Packs on Reverb

The Division Department : 01/IV Drum Synth Demo

Published on May 6, 2019 The Division Department

See this post for some pics and another video.

The will be at SUPERBOOTH, Booth H251.

Blue Lantern Poly Phobos VCO with True Analog FM

via this auction

4 VCO outputs

Demos in the archives here.

Hydronium + Guitar Pedal = Awesome Acid Distortion

Published on May 6, 2019 Olivier Ozoux

"The Rare Waves Hydronium has an effect send/return between the filter and the VCA, perfect for pluging in a dirty, grungy guitar pedal without drowning in noise. I didn't think I had a distortion pedal until I remembered about my old ZOOM G1Xn guitar effect.

As before the Deluge sequences the Hydronium, and plays all the drums and percussions. "

Yamaha sonogenic Keytar 「SHS-500」 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Published on May 6, 2019 Yamaha Corporation

They nailed my playing technique at 1:01 and again at 1:13 after a few drinks.

"sonogenic Keytar 「SHS-500」 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

- Play along with your favorite songs

- Choose one of 30 voices plus effects

- Connect to a computer or smart device , MIDI device"

Also worth a watch: NAMM 2019 Yamaha Sonogenic Keytar

New SoundForce DCO Eurorack Module

SoundForce DCO - short demo video Published on May 6, 2019 SoundForce

"SoundForce introduces a digitally controlled oscillator module for Eurorack

The SoundForce DCO is an oscillator for Eurorack based on the architecture of the Juno-60/106 oscillator section. It is a modern homage to that sound using technology from the future. It provides true analog waveforms with digital stability.

Some tech-talk:
A DCO is not an all-analog VCO but also not a digital oscillator. It’s an hybrid design that combines the best of both. Similarly to some VCO’s, the DCO generates its core waveform, the saw wave, by charging a capacitor in an op-amp integrator configuration. A VCO will restart the waveform cycle when the signal has reached its maximum amplitude. But the DCO starts an new cycle when a micro-controller, a small computer chip, commands it to. The micro-controller also controls the rate at which the capacitor is charging, hence the frequency of the oscillator. As with a digital oscillator, the DCO acquires the CV input voltages and turns them into numbers that will later set the frequency of the oscillator. This is done inside the micro-controller using 16 bits sigma-delta analog to digital converters. All signals are true analog signals: the PULSE wave is derived from the SAW wave using a comparator and the SUB oscillators are generated using a flip-flop IC. Furthermore, the use of a very modern micro-controller with built-in 32 bits timers have improved the frequency accuracy a lot compared to the original design.

If you want to dive deeper in the technicalities of DCOs, check out this video from GOLT! [posted here]

The SoundForce DCO features 10 slide pots (faders) reminiscent of the vintage Roland synths. 5 sound sources are available: SAW, PULSE, SUB1 (1 octave lower), SUB2 (2 octaves lower) and NOISE. The built-in mixer allows you to mix them together using the faders and the MIX output jack. The PULSE has manual pulse width control, as well as PWM with a CV input and an attenuator. An FM input is also available with an attenuator. The oscillator can be hard synced to another oscillator using the SYNC input.

– 16HP
– Frequency range : 20Hz – 14kHz
– Depth: 24mm (+ power connector)
– Power: +12V 82mA, -12V 26mA
– V/OCT input range -3 to 7V
– FM input range -5V to 5V
– PWM input range -5V to 5V

Price and availability:
The module will be shown on the SoundForce booth this week at Superbooth (booth O501) along with some more upcoming modules. It’s available right now to pre-order at 229 euros incl. VAT (189 euros outside of Europe) on the SoundForce webshop. It will be shipping in June."


Interesting side note: this is post 180,000 on the site.

New AEMIT Modular Videos

Three new videos have been added to the announcement post here.

Korg Trident

Published on May 6, 2019 Steven R. Sellick

"1 track of the Trident played live."

And one more from Steven R. Sellick featuring a few synths running through a Lexicon 224.

Lexicon 224

Published on Jul 16, 2017 Steven R. Sellick

"Gotta love a reverb with faders. Synths are SH-5, Jupiter and CS-80. Also a guitar fed thru the SH-5."

Elektron Digitone Keys?

Check out the auto created search terms on the left typing in "elektron digit"  You should see Elektron Digitone Keys.  I captured that screenshot myself after receiving a tip from Soviet Space Child. I've never performed a search on Thommann's website before, nor have I ever searched for Elektron Digitone Keys, so that isn't my search history. It's suggested results from Thommann. Now the question of course is, is it based on their backend list of available and coming products, or is it based on the common searches on the site? We'll find out come SUPERBOOTH next week. Until then, listen to Elektron's teaser here.

Buchla 200e AccentPlay

Published on May 6, 2019 Todd Barton

"Working the CV...."

Korg Minilogue XD and Behringer Model D | analog in action

Published on May 6, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"The just released Korg Minilogue XD is responsible for the main melodies while the Behringer Model D is on bass duties, sequenced by Ableton Live. Percussion is also provided by Ableton Live with sequence switching performed on the Push 2.

See how parameters tweaked on the fly sound and the kinds of sounds you can get out of the latest Minilogue variant while couched in the warm embrace of the Model D and its rich analog bass tone."

Bostich - Realistic Source (Ramón Amezcua)

Published on May 6, 2019 Ramón Amezcua

"Bostich - Realistic Source (2004)

( Ramón Amezcua )
From the Original Film Soundtrack 'Moog'

2004 - plexifilm - ZU33"

On Amazon: soundtrack | movie

Prophet 5 Ambience

Published on May 6, 2019 bitleyTM

Sequential - OB-6 Desktop Polyphonic Synthesizer w/Sequencer and Built In Effects

via this auction

Frostwave The Resonator Analogue Korg MS20 Filter w/ CV inputs

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander XP-1 Analog Synthesizer Synth w/ OberMod SN Y62703

via this auction

Update: also on eBay here

serial #: Y62703
Processor Software Version: 1.2
Voice Version: 1.4
Cassette Version: 1.2
OberMod: Xpander Xpansion Ext. Signal Input (VC02-Noise) Oddernmart S.F. CA. 94115
6 - 1/4" audio signal inputs
Each jack is hardwired directly to the voice board so you can process external audio through the Xpander filters, it's a little noise by nature.

WMD Black Panels WHAT!?! - WMD is moving to a new look!

Published on May 6, 2019 WMD

"In order to provide our user base with the best possible quality product possible, we decided that it was time to bring our panel making process in house. This is one of the last processes that we had been outsourcing as it is a very difficult thing to get right.

We finally landed at a process that we are extremely excited to share.

From now on, our modules will all feature a virtually indestructible panel made of black anodized aluminum with engraved artwork and lettering. For now, we are only offering newly build modules as black versions. We do not have the time or resources to offer a black replacement panel for each module however this may become an option down the road. As we run out of things, we will be filling new orders with black versions, starting with Crucible, Fracture, Chimera, and of course, METRON.

We will be offering this process as a service for companies looking to make the switch. Please email for more information! We cannot offer one-off custom work at this time. Production quantity inquiries only please!

Thank you all for your support over the past 12 years and for your patience while we make this transition. We truly feel like this is going to take our build quality to the next level."

Juno-60 through MXR 01

Published on May 6, 2019 SynthMania

"In the '90s I used to have the MXR 01 digital reverb processor (1984). Then it broke, I got rid it of it, and kinda forgot about it for years. Recently, dos gos let me know there was one for sale. I got it and here I'm pairing with the Roland Juno-60 (1982).

00:07 0.6sec reverb (harp pluck)
01:36 0.7sec reverb (syn brass)
02:47 1.6sec reverb (synth arp)
04:35 3.0sec reverb (strings)
05:47 7.0sec reverb (resonant filter pad)
08:07 16sec reverb (syn horn)
10:22 24sec reverb (syn arpeggio jam)"

Behringer MS-101, Moog One, Prophet Xl - Live From The Shed

Published on May 6, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"A bit of live performance using the MS-101, Moog One, Prophet Xl, Erica Techno System and Deepmind 12"

Pantala Labs - Carcellata : Mimetismo Lite

Published on May 6, 2019 Gibran PantalaLabs

"3 channel with LFOs, envelopes, 4/8 step sequencer, clock divider sync´d with only one master BPM"

HEART RATE PWM // Modulation from your heart with the ADDAC 307

Published on May 6, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Control your modular with your heart rate LITERALLY and get some heart rate PWM / Pulse Width Modulation in your life. Literally like a direct heart to Nick Batt module in Eurorack.

The ADDAC 307 Heart Sensing module comes with a heart rate monitor you can connect to your finger or earlobe and you get your heart rate as a gate signal on the trigger output. You also get an envelop follower and inverted envelope follower style output which generates a slew/lag version of the gate. You can adjust rise and fall times, adjust amplitude and offsets and take the inverted and normal version outs around your system."

AEMIT Presents Innovative Eurorack Modules for the Discerning Synthesist

AEMIT ~ Some Sound Snippets from Aemit modular on Vimeo.
AEMIT - Formant tests with System 7.5

New Drum Machine from IK Multimedia Coming to SUPERBOOTH?

First-ever sounds made by... ?? Coming to Superbooth 2019! Published on May 6, 2019 ikmultimedia

"First sounds ever made by this analog unit... Hear the final product at #Superbooth in just a few days."

Update: a couple of pics spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Music Thing Modular – STARTUP - Workshop with Tom Whitwell in Brighton May 25th

via Thonk

"Startup is designed to be the best way to start a small Eurorack case, featuring a Mixer, Clock & Headphone Amp.

This is a really easy project for DIY newcomers, all the SMD components come pre-soldered and the PCB is programmed and testing prior to shipping. You just need to solder the buttons, jacks and pot.

If you want to build this module in a workshop with the designer Tom Whitwell in Brighton on May 25th 2019 then click HERE"

You can find videos featuring Music Thing's STARTUP module here.

14 plus 6

Published on May 3, 2019 Oliver G

"Short impression of two wonderful modern analog synthesizers, the limited masterpiece Vermona ’14 and the modern classic Sequential Prophet 6. German and US craftmanship combined.

The Vermona ’14 improvisation focusses on the expressional capabilities of the instrument (via mod-wheel and aftertouch). The patch is starting with only a single (!) VCO. Afterwards, the first of two sub-oscillators and then the second VCO playing a third above the first are blended in.

The delay on the ’14 is provided by a Source Audio Nemesis Delay stomp-box.

Starting in the second third of the track, the Sequential Prophet 6 plays a sequence that has been pre-programmed with the patch. The Prophet is MIDI-synced to the Roland TR-8S which also provides the drum track.

No external effects other than channel EQ and master limiter
No editing, no MIDI sequencing, recorded directly into Cubase

© 2019 by Oliver Gruensteidl a.k.a. FunKeyLicious"

Yamaha Montage 7 & Sequential Prophet 6

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Oliver G

"3 short improvised tracks presenting the combination of a Yamaha Montage 7 with a Sequential Prophet 6

No external effects other than master limiter

No editing, no sequencing, recorded directly into Cubase

© 2019 by Oliver Gruensteidl a.k.a. FunKeyLicious"

Sequential (DSI) Prophet-6 Demo

Published on Aug 10, 2015 Oliver G

"Sequential Prophet-6 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Demo

What a wonderful analog synthesizer, thanks Dave!!

Instruments used:
- Sequential Prophet-6 (all instruments, effect-sounds etc.)
- Ableton Live Drum Rack(drums)

No external effects used, only EQs and compression in Ableton Live 9"

PolyMopho (feat. DSI Mopho x4)

Published on Sep 16, 2012 Oliver G

"Dave Smith Instruments Mopho x4 Analog Poly-Synth mulitracked, showing what this little beast can do.

Some of the sounds are created by myself, most are presets from the Mopho x4.

Written and produced by Oliver Gruensteidl a.k.a. FunKeyLicious
(c) 2012

Instruments used:
- DSI Mopho X4 (all instruments)
- Spectrasonics Stylus RMX (drum loops)

- Eventide ModFactor (chorus)
- Eventide Space (reverb)"

INNovation - Novation Bass Station 2, Novation Circuit (nodaw live jam)

Published on Mar 5, 2017 Oliver G

"Produced by Oliver Gruensteidl a.k.a. FunKeyLicious
(c) 2017

Novation Bass Station II (2*)
Novation Circuit

Hardware Effects:
Boss RE-20
Eventide H9
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

No EQs, no effects
only Master Multiband Compressor"

5 Synthwave Jams on the Novation Circuit

Published on May 6, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"I have a new synthwave EP out! To celebrate, here are a few synthwave beats and jams on the Novation Circuit, some of which are on said EP.
All of the sounds in these performances are from the excellent Delorean Dream pack by Yves Big City."

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Elektron Analog Heat

Published on May 6, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Roland CMU 810 & Arturia MiniBrute

Published on May 30, 2013 Oliver G

"Roland CMU-810 & Arturia MiniBrute

Roland CMU-810 (voice equal to Roland SH-101) controlled via CV Gate & Pitch by MiniBrute

Created, played and recorded live
by Oliver Gruensteidl a.k.a. FunKeyLicious
(c) 2013

Instruments used:
- Roland CMU-810 (lead 1)
- Arturia MiniBrute (lead 2 & arpeggio)
- Nord Drum (drums 1)
- Korg Electribe EMX1-SD (drums 2 & drum sequence)

- Strymon TimeLine (delay on CMU-810)
- Way Huge Swollen Pickle (fuzz on MiniBrute)
- EHX Nano Small Stone (phaser on Nord Drum)"

ARP Quadra Synthesizer

via this auction

"This ARP Quadra was serviced a few years ago by MIKE Metz at Thesis Audio Service in Kansas. After I got it back from him, it was fully functional and beautiful.

It is still beautiful, just not fully functional anymore. I know that the sliders are all intact, the membrane switches all work, could only need just a little bit of money to get it running.

Since Mike worked on this last, I would recommend sending it to him for service.

This Quadra has a unique modification. The switch on the left side, which was professionally installed, allows you to take the chorus effect out of the mono signal which is pretty cool. An extra feature added that you do not see on any Quadras that I have seen.

I was told this Quadra was once owned by John Elefante of Kansas before he joined Kansas. I believe Mike even told me that he worked on this synth while he toured with Kansas at one point back in the day.

This unit comes with an anvil case for safe shipping, and a spare custom programmed CPU."

Roland System 101M Vintage Modular Synth

via this auction

112 - dual VCO, with 3 CV ins, 2 outs, and weak/strong sync.
110 - VCO single oscillator (with VCA and VCF sections)
110 - VCO single oscillator (with VCA and VCF sections)
140 - dual Envelope (ADSR, invertable, and manual gate button) and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10)
140 - dual Envelope (ADSR, invertable, and manual gate button) and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10)
191J - five-module rack with multiple connectors on its base.

Some of the SNs:
140 901092
110 750242
110 7502211
112 373813

Novation Bass Station Keyboard Classic 90s Analogue Mono Synth SN 0008500

via this auction

"A little object of desire in the 90s, still very nice today!

Bought this as a compact MIDI controller, with an analogue mono sound source as a bonus. Thought it was broken, and found another, turns out I should have just read the manual..

So, a few quirky details about the Bass Station..

There are 2 envelopes for filter and VCA, that share the same controls, you flick the switch to edit the corresponding one. This is fairly obvious from the panel, but the same thing applies to the Modulation section, a switch changes the destination of the shared knobs.

Also, modulation controls are +/-, so need to be set at 12:00 for zero modulation.

#unlockyoursweetdreams Elektron Teaser

Shakmat announces 6 new modules at Superbooth ‘19

Shakmat announces 6 new modules at Superbooth ‘19 including three 1U/Tile utilies for imminent release

Shakmat will be presenting six new modules at the annual modular synthesizer fair known as Superbooth. The 6 new products include three 1U/ Tile format modules, two quadraphonic modules and a clever modulation/scene programmer.
Quadraphonic solutions

The Aeolus Seeds is dedicated to quadraphonic modulation and vector synthesis. Having a fully analog signal path through four VCAs driven by a handy quad digital modulation source, this module is able to easily create automatic movements in quadraphonic space thanks to a very simple interface. Additional features include an assignable CV output (which can deliver the distance from the center, the angle of the modulation and so on...) and an audio sum output turning the Aeolus Seeds into an animated vector synthesis tool.

The Aeolus Mixer is an useful unity quadraphonic mixer allowing to sum up to three quadraphonic sources and two stereo sources in 6 hp. The module has additional outputs for 5.1 compatibility!

The Harlequin makes a scene

The Harlequin's Context brings an innovative approach to presetting, sequencing and modulation. Four channels of any modulation type (offset, envelope, lfo or random) can be stored in scenes and then manually recalled, addressed by CV, sequenced and even morphed. Useful for presetting, and very creative for unique modulation designs, the Harlequin's is a versatile tool for live musicians and studio nerds.
New 1U product line

New modules also include 1U format utility modules. Released as 1U Intellijel format, those modules are Tiles / Pulp Logic compatible – thanks to alternative panels sold separatly and 2 power connectors (classic 5 x 2 pin euro, 3 pin Pulp Logic style).The Shakmat 1U line, compact and utilitarian, includes :

• Tessitura Tailor : a 10hp octave switch allowing transposing from -2 to +2 octaves

• Time Apprentice : two clock dividers with adjustable division perfect to clock / reset sequencers for example.

• Dual VCA : two high end THAT Corp. exponential VCAs packed in 8hp

All modules will be in our demo case
Find us at booth E263! presents: QD - Quad Drum Voice

Published on May 6, 2019 Vladimir Pantelic

- 4 digital drum voices in a 22hp compact module
- every voice can be a sample player, a wavetable VCO or a digital drum model
- control of pitch, decay and sample selection per voice
- uSD card slot, up to 1024 samples total, up to 128 samples per drum voice under CV control
- digital models offer range of kicks, snares, hats, strings and other
percussive sounds
- 4 trigger inputs
- 4 assignable CV inputs
- 4 mute buttons and a very intuitive and powerful control interface
- 4 internal LFOs or mod envelopes than can be synced to triggers
- internal 4 channel mixer, 2 output channels
- internal 3-band equalizer and "one knob" compressor

See it at Superbooth 2019, stand E265

Coming June 2019!

Dreadbox Presents the Nyx V2 Synthesizer

Published on May 6, 2019 Dreadbox

"All sounds have been created with the Nyx V2 synthesizer
(except for the talking woman on the radio)

Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
2 Oscillators
White Noise Generator
Auto-Tuning Function
Extremely Flexible Dual Filter
Multiple Routing Options
3 Loopable Envelope Generators
Drone mode
Modulated Reverb
30 patch Points"

...a new analog synth from Dreadbox...

Published on May 6, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a peak at the look and sound of a new synthesizer from Dreadbox...

All sounds (except drums) made by this new Dreadbox synth..."

Bastl Instruments CASPER LAB Dark Matter: Feedback Beats

Published on May 6, 2019 Bastl Instruments

1. CASPER LAB Dark Matter pt. 1: Feedback Beats
In this video I give a basic overview of the controls and show some tricks for turning timid drum beats into monster bangers.
2. CASPER LAB Dark Matter pt. 2: Feedback Melodies
Lets get to know DarkMatter’s softer side. In this video I share some tips and tricks for transforming and tweaking raw tones and melodies.

Touché SE & Arturia V Collection 7

Published on May 6, 2019 Expressive E

"To celebrate the release of the new Arturia V Collection 7, Expressive E has mapped Touché’s dimensions of movement to these future retro iconic synths.

Download 42 free software presets for Arturia Synthi V and Arturia CZ V here:

Different wooden touch-plates for Touché (SE) are available in our webshop:
Presets used in the video:

- pulsating bass: "BigFatMama" (Synthi V)
- riff bass: "FatBasstard" (Synthi V)
- intro & outro lead: "Strangers" (CZ V)
- swelling chords: "Default PolySynth" (Synthi V)
- wacky pitch lead: "Habit" (CZ V)

All automation and parameter change fully recorded live and left unedited. Only note quantization was used. Drums filtered with Arturia Mini V Filter.

Composed and performed by Christopher Hans."

DTRONICS DT7 controller en Yamaha DX7 with supermax board

Published on May 6, 2019 geertdx7

"A short demonstration of my DT7 together with my DX7 that is equipped with a supermax board.
You hear an arpeggiator sound in the DX7 and I edit this with the DT7 from DTRONICS.
It is an ideal combination, at the end of the video I use my DX5 for a short time, but that is separate from the DT7.
Sorry for the bad picture, but it is just a video to see the possibilities of the DT7 and DX7.
Filming and operating with just two hands is not ideal. I hope you understand this.
But a better video will follow in the long term."

SWN by 4MS: Tutorial and Review of Spherical Wavetable Navigator Eurorack Module

Published on May 6, 2019 loopop

"SWN is a 6-voice modular synth from 4MS, and it lets you navigate wavetables in three dimensions (four if you count the fact that they loop back unto themselves). Here's everything you need to know about Spherical Wavetable Navigator

Gear used in this video:

► Harmonaig from Instruo
► Poly from PolyEnd
► KeyStep from Arturia
► Cremacaffe stands (I recommend Spike XL)

0:00 Intro
0:50 How Wavetables work
1:10 Sphere Edit
2:10 Drawing waveforms
3:00 1D, 2D and 3D morph
6:45 Waveform effects
7:10 Panel layout
8:55 Fine tuning
9:30 Push functions
10:05 Editing channels
11:10 Spherical navigation
12:35 Dispersion
13:40 Using v/oct CV
14:30 Polyphonic control
16:00 The LFOs
17:35 LFO to VCA
19:55 Audio rate LFOs
20:35 LFO gate/trig modes
22:05 LFOs as envelopes
23:15 Note & Keyboard modes
23:40 Scales
24:30 Sampling spheres
25:20 Waveform effects
25:50 Presets
26:20 Pros and cons"

Find your way inside FEZ during SUPERBOOTH19

Published on May 6, 2019 Superbooth Official

"This is how you find your way around the different floors of the FEZ - the floor names correspond to the stand numbers in the floor plan.

E = Entry Level
H = Half High
O = Oben (Top Floor)
W = West Wing

On The Entry Level "E" you can buy tickets, get your festival pass, get general information - and there is exhibition area.

The Half High "H" area is mostly exhibition area.

On the Top Floor "O" you find the Auditorium, Cinema, K1 and exhibition area.

The west wing is mostly exhibition area and is accessible via a small corridor next to the public swimming pool or through the outdoor area where you also find the catering area."

Radikal T Delta Cep A Sound Demo

Published on May 6, 2019 AMAZONA Music Mag

Behringher MS-101 Sequencer & Sound Exploration

Published on May 6, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"I played in a short sequence then just tweaked and modified the sound and sequence. Got carried away and ended up with this loooong video :)"


Behringher MS-101 Source Mixer and FM Modulation

Published on May 6, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Just a short loop playing while I make changes to the sound parameters to show the various possibilities of the Synth"


Published on May 6, 2019 Bastl Instruments

"This time Nikol explores the much-discussed topic of drum synthesis in the eurorack
modular domain. She starts with explaining the simplest ways of creating drums
and percussive sounds and then moves on to a complex three layer drum
patch that is animated by a multichannel sequencer resulting in interesting monophonic

The animation is basically defining eight different values at each step of the
sequencer, and sending those value groups (or macros, presets) to a drum engine, that
consists of a VCO a noise source, two VCAs a high-pass filter, three voltage-controlled envelopes, and a sampler. Values like volumes, pitch, envelope lengths, and noise filtering are all controlled by the sequencer.

Drums are an essential part of many kinds of music. By building your own drum engine
and beat animation, you can create a truly unique sounding rhythm section with its own
artifacts and kinks, advancing your experience and style."

Patch n Tweak

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