MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

XAOC Sarajewo Delay Module Sounds SuperBooth 2019

Published on May 17, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"XAOC had a few new modules at SuperBooth 2019, the Sarajewo is an analog BBD delay module with tap tempo and multiple delay taps. They also had the Jena digital waveshaper and functionmapper."

Korg NTS-1 Digital Synthesizer Sounds SuperBooth 2019

Published on May 17, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Korg had this interesting mini synthesizer at SuperBooth 2019. It is the NTS-1 and uses the same oscillator technology as the Minilogue XD and Prologue's digital oscillator so "user waves" could be loaded onto it."

Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Tiptop Audio Echoz Delay Module Sounds SuperBooth 2019

Published on May 17, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Tiptop Audio Echoz uses some of their DSP algorithms from their Z-DSP cards to give you many delay options in a smaller effect module. They also had a new Z-DSP card that has tape delay algorithms."

Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 Sounds SuperBooth 2019

Published on May 17, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Modal Electronics showed us some of the preset sounds from their new CRAFTsynth 2.0. There is an accompanying app where you can see all of the settings and waveshapes as they change in real time."

Sequential / DSI Pro 2 Discontinued

via @sequential_llc


The end of a classic, legendary, modern, mono/paraphonic synth. This is going to be one of those "synths that got away" for many.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Beats and Bytes // Launchkey for FL Studio // 16 May 2019 4PM PST

Published on May 17, 2019 NovationTV

"Take control of your productions as we show you how to get the Novation Launchkey setup with FL Studio and show you some tips along the way."

Magnetic Summer Arp2500

Published on May 17, 2019 David Baron

"Magnetic Summer is a composition for the Arp 2500. All sounds were from the Arp. Processing is EMT 240 Plate, Roland Space Echo, MXR Flanger/Doubler. The Arp 2500 was created in a laboratory in Massachusetts fifty years ago."

vpme QD Quad Drum Voice Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on May 17, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Eurorack precision CEM3340 oscillator prototype: VCO-81 :Visiting The Upstairs Room

Published on May 17, 2019 Vintage Synthlab

"Eurorack VCO-81 prototype 12hp CEM3340 (2 x VCOs) visiting a piece of The Cure's The Upstairs Room."

Dreadbox Nyx mkII Hands-On Demo

Published on May 17, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Dreadox introduced the Nyx mkII - an updated version of their paraphonic synthesizer that adds modular patch points and more."

Medusa Synthesizer v2 Hands-On Demo

Published on May 17, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Polyend showed a major update to its Medusa synthesizer, created in collaboration with Dreadbox.

We talked with Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski, who gave us a hands-on demo of the new features."

Soundmachines EuroTouch Modules Hands-On Demo

Published on May 17, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, we talked with Soundmachine's Davide Mancini, who showed us their new 'EuroTouch' series of Eurorack modules."

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music #7 w/ Delia Derbyshire Collaborator David Vorhaus

David Vorhaus Analogue Electronic Music 1979 Published on Sep 13, 2009 JeffreyPlaide

Update: Festival info further below. Thought I would start with a couple of videos featuring David Vorhaus.

"In this historical video excerpt, David Vorhaus talks about two of his analogue inventions - the MANIAC analogue sequencer, and the Kaleidophon from 1979.

The MANIAC (Multiphasic Analog Inter-Active Chromataphonic (sequencer)) was an analogue sequencer having variable step lengths, and the ability to split sequences into several smaller groupings giving considerable sonic potentiality. Addition and subtraction of events was possible, as well as the possibility to chromatically correct the output during performance. David could program his MANIAC sequencer to play a background rhythm or combination of musical events, to then improvise over the top with another instrument or synthesizer.

The Kaleidophon was a double-bass-like instrument using four velocity-sensitive ribbon controllers instead of strings. The instrument is played entirely using the left hand, leaving the right hand free to manipulate the sound via a number of controllers and a joystick.

David speaks about the processes of making electronic music, and the developments that such possibilities can provide for the imaginative electronic musician. This excerpt is taken from the BBC 1979 documentary entitled "The New Sound of Music" hosted by Michael Rodd."

WHITE NOISE Electric Storm in Hell [not quite Full Album]

Published on Mar 9, 2013 musick2138

"The Seventh Wave presents

White Noise - a Fifty Years Celebration of An Electric Storm & Other Sonic Adventures

Voyd - live set / White Noise - live set / White Noise - talk and q&a

Friday 14 June 2019 Doors 6.30 pm.

Curfew 10.00 pm.

The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6AD.

White Noise - An Electric Storm - Review

When White Noise's debut album, An Electric Storm, landed on Island Records in 1969, it must have sounded like nothing else. Packaged in a striking black and white sleeve that pictured a spark of lightning streaking across a black sky, this was an album that - quite rightly as it turned out - resembled as much a scientific experiment as any conventional musical document.

White Noise came into being when David Vorhaus, an American electronics student with a passion for experimental sound and classical music attended a lecture by Delia Derbyshire, a sound scientist at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop whose claim to fame was writing the original Doctor Who theme tune. With the help of fellow Radiophonic Workshop composer Brian Hodgeson, Vorhaus and Derbyshire hunkered down at Kaleidophon Studios in Camden to pen an album that reconciled pop music with the experimental avant-garde. The result is a set of eerie, delightful songs that, for all their surface simplicity, shimmer with vestigial synthesiser swells, strange echoes, disembodied voices, and distant music-box trills.

Outside of a few equally adventurous '60s releases - the debut album from US psychedelic pioneers The United States Of America, for instance - this is pretty much uncharted territory, particularly for a major label release. On ''My Game Of Loving'', a dozen multi-tracked voices built to a panting orgasm, while the closing ''Black Mass An Electric Storm In Hell'' ushers the record to a freeform close in a clatter of freeform drums, cavernous echo and chilling, animalistic screams. Perhaps unsurprisingly, An Electric Storm would struggle to find an audience on its release, and in the following years, great leaps in synthesiser technology somewhat diminished White Noise's experimental achievements. One thing that would remain timeless, however, were the songs themselves. An Electric Storm would later become a key inspiration on bands like Add (N) To X and Broadcast, synthesiser explorers who picked through these primitive, vestigial sound experiments, took careful notes, and eventually, set out to craft their own futuristic pop lullabies.

The other two dates of the festival feature:

Banco de Gaia (Toby Marks) - he will once again be accompanied by Patrick Dunn on visuals (Patrick produces visual content for Tangerine Dream!!!).

The Black Dog is a British electronic music group, founded by Ken Downie along with Ed Handley and Andy Turner. The group are considered pioneers who, along with acts like Autechre, Aphex Twin, LFO et al came to define the UK techno movement in the early 1990's.

For further information email

Tickets available at"

Peter Pichler - Mixturtrautonium - lecture & concert @SUPERBOOTH19

Published on May 17, 2019 Superbooth Official

"A voyage to the moon"

Peter Pichler is at present the only musician worldwide who is playing the Mixturtrautonium live. The instrument is Oskar Sala´s further development of Friedrich Trautwein’s Trautonium. First presented in 1930, the Trautonium is the predecessor of the synthesizer. A wider public became aware of the Mixturtrautonium through Oskar Sala´s soundtrack-work for Hitchcocks „The Birds“.

At Superbooth19 Peter Pichler played a live-score of the documentary „ A Voyage To The Moon“ from director Manfred Durniok and Oskar Sala.

In 1974 Durniok was provided with raw film material from different NASA-Moonshots and created a unique documentary with almost unknown space-filmsequences together with Oskar Sala. Sala was scoring solely with his Mixturtrautonium.

磁鬼頻率4kok (musique concrète)

Published on May 16, 2019 磁鬼頻率

"music made with electric piano, pin electronics portabella and a cassette tape/recorder. processed through various hardware. 240591 ems synthi a clone

A mixture of FM, RingMod, filter, reverb, random voltages and joystick noodling whilst recording to an old cassette tape - later processing in the studio for extra layers, distortion etc. Mic input was used for the external input as I found the line input was a bit weak for doing FM stuff."

Zodiac Soundpack for Launchpad

Zodiac Soundpack for Launchpad from Ampify on Vimeo.

"Zodiac portrays an endless horizon of deep, emotive melodies and hypnotic arrangements."

Konstantin Gervis - Live @ Tiptop Audio Booth, SB2019, Berlin

Published on May 17, 2019 Station 252

"Recorded Live to stereo at Tiptop Audio Booth during the course of SB2019 in Berlin using 100% Tiptop Audio Eurorack Modular System"

Hammond Novachord Vacuum Tube Powered Synthesizer 1939 Pictorial / Article

via this auction

"'Blazing New Trails for Music'. The Novachord is considered to be the world's first commercial polyphonic synthesizer. It was designed by John M. Hanert, Laurens Hammond and C. N. Williams, and was manufactured by the Hammond company.

Also includes photos of the Cello-Horn and the Vibra-Harp.

This is a 3+ page magazine article from 1939 - pages measure 6 1/2" x 9".
It is in VG+ condition and would look great framed."

Anyware Instruments Minisizer

via this auction

"Now discontinued. Anywares handmade with love - 24db companion to the Tinysizer. Serial number 79. The second to last one made.

Its the worlds smallest fully modular system, fully patchable, easy to integrate into a larger setup."

CRAFTsynth 2 0 Friday Jam #8

Published on May 17, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Friday Jam #8 - CRAFTsynth 2.0 showing off one of many chord patches with the Basic Lead patch overdubbed in this trippy jam.
We're also happy to announce that the CRAFTsynth 2.0 manual is available to download and read on our website now!"

7 Synths You Might Have Missed @ Superbooth 19

Published on May 17, 2019 BoBeats

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Modular in a Eurorack module! SSP from Percussa // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 17, 2019 DivKidVideo

"The SSP from Percussa offers a tonne of power and potential in a Eurorack module as it's a full modular environment within a module. From polyphonic wavetable synths with in built FX and modulation, to multi-mixed modulation generators, multi track recorders, samplers, live input granular processors and waaaaay more ... it can be pretty much anything you imagine. Super powerful, looks stunning, I'd love to get deep into it's potential."

How to use the Linnstrument and the 0 coast together

Published on May 17, 2019 Synth Diy Guy

"Just a quick look at how I configure and patch these guys for melodic and expressive use."

Quickstart 6 - Basic Synth // Empress FX Zoia Tutorial

Published on May 17, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"This tutorial is how to make a basic synth on the empress FX Zoia. We also go over how to set up a grid keyboard and a sequencer."

All parts here.

Instruments Of Things Intros Eurorack Sensor Interface

Published on May 17, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Instruments Of Things introduced a new Eurorack Sensor Interface, designed to allow new types of interactions with modular synthesizers."

First post to feature Instruments Of Things.

La Voix du Luthier Intros Unique Eurorack Case

Published on May 17, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, La Voix du Luthier introduced a new Eurorack case, designed to be used with their Onde resonator.

We talked with Christophe Duquesne, who told us about the case and explained how they're creating a system for new types of electronic acoustic performance."

Kith Ruina - Drive and EQ distortion module in 4HP

Published on May 16, 2019 Noise Engineering

"Kith Ruina’s inspiration comes from the world of guitar amps. A drive into an EQ is an extremely common configuration for shaping guitar tone, and we find that it works extremely well for synths as well. A grungy drive into a pristine EQ gives excellent tone control, and with separate ins and outs for the two sections KR can be configured to fit into any patch you throw at it."

Kith Ruina

Explore the landscape and wait for the apocalypse

Published on May 16, 2019 Rarebeasts

"Experimental Sounds from Rarebeasts"

Rucci Touch Synthesizer 2019

Published on May 16, 2019 Michael Rucci

Update: additional pics added below. Also available via this auction

"This synthesizer is played by touching one of the fifteen contact points. It is monophonic and will sound the highest pitch being played. Pitch is also sensitive to pressure and even the resistance of a particular player’s skin. For example sweaty hands will produce a higher frequency.

There are also two effect points. The far left contact point adds modulation and the far right contact point responds well to light touches that can zap the frequency well out of audible range. In addition to a control for modulation speed there is a low pass filter and volume control.

It has a mono 1/4″ output and is powered by an included 9V battery."

via Rucci

Superbooth 2019 - Mayer M800 Poly Eurorack and Control System

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"This is a relatively new concept, almost bypassing the Eurorack concept of patching CV cables, and using the racking system to power it. The M800 is an advanced multi-timbral poly unit with sample player, arpeggiators and plenty more, but uses a secondary bus to receive control signals from dedicated controller modules. These make no sound themselves, but are used to control the main M800 unit.
It remains to be seen if the world is ready for such a conceptual sea change, but it has some interesting possibilities."

Superbooth 2019 - Cherry Audio Voltage Modular

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Software modular environment with a 115 modules as standard, plus a VST host, and module development environment."

Superbooth 2019: E-RM - Polygogo Stereo Oscillator

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Polygogo is a stereo Eurorack oscillator based upon E-RM's own polygonal synthesis.

'complex polygonal amplitude shaping in a 2-dimensional space which is projected into the time domain to derive strictly orthogonal signals.'

Take a polygon and spin it in a 2D space and if you plot the 2D movement over time it creates a wave. You generate sine waves this way when you plot a position on a spinning circle.

The idea of Polygogo is that you are able to interact with the shapes and easily hear how this affects the output. The module has a graphical representation of the shape on the module itself."


Superbooth 2019: Flame MÄANDER 4-Voice Desktop Synthesizer

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Flame have been around making interesting eurorack modules for quite a while now, the MÄANDER is I believe their first desktop synthesizer."


Superbooth 2019: Elektrofon Klang - Chord Controller Module

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"At Superbooth last year we caught up with Rune who was showing off his new module the Elektrofon Klang, we were keen this year to see how he had progressed with the module. It is one of those modules, that when you look at it you go wow!"

Elektrofon Klang

Superbooth 2019: 4ms - SWN With Dan Green And A New Percussion Interface

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"The SWN has been a long awaited module, we first saw it two years ago at Superbooth, Dan Green was on hand to show off the latest features and also show us a New Percusssion Interface module."

Superbooth 2019: Supercritical Synthesizers Demon Core Oscillator - 16 Analogue Oscillators In 12Hp!

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"New Finnish synthesizer manufacturer Supercritical Synthesizers were in the Alex 4 booth this year. We managed to grab some time with TImo to talk us through the design features of the Demon Core Oscillator."

Superbooth 2019: ACL Sinfonion - All Your Oscillators Can Now Play Nicely Together!

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Consistantly for the last three years we have managed to grab the guys from ACL on the last day. They have always had a great patch going to demonstrate their new modules and this year was no exception. Mathias was on hand to show off the latest addition to the ACL line, the Sinfonion."


Superbooth 2019 - Mind Music Labs ELK - Hardware VSTs

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"More from Mind Music Labs from ELK - which one this years NAMM New Technology Award from us.
ELK is a hardware DSP platform that allows manufacturers of software plug-ins and instruments to run their software on dedicated hardware with physical controls.
Based on the OS that allows code to be run on multi processor types with latency as low as 1ms"

Superbooth 2019 - Abused Electronics Modular System [Tangible Waves' System]

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"An new modular format designed to be compact, easy and affordable."

Superbooth 2019 - Schlappi Engineering 100 Grit Module

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Eric Schlappi takes us through the features of Schlappi Engineering's new noise/distortion/feedback module with hands-on performance features."

Superbooth 2019 - Sonicsmith Squaver P1+ Synthesizer Pedal

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"New synthesizer pedals/processors from Sonicsmith."

Superbooth 2019 - Empress FX ZOIA Updates

Published on May 17, 2019 sonicstate

"Winner of our NAMM 2018 Best New Technology, the Empress FX ZOIA is an incredibly deep environment for creating effects, audio processing and synthesis - yes you can choose from around 80 different processing modules.
Deep as you like, its a modular hardware system.
Now with MIDI clock too."

Superbooth 2019 - Doepfer Modules

Published on May 16, 2019 sonicstate

"Mr Doepfer Shows us his new slimline modules. A new range of 4HP modules for the space saving - meaning you can fit even more stuff in your rack."

Patch n Tweak

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