MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 27, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Serge NTO Fun

Published on May 27, 2019 Todd Barton

"Was playing around today with my Random*Source Serge system...
exploring differently processing two different audio outputs from the New Timbral Oscillator (NTO). Some fun!"

Sequential Prophet 6 - FX Sounds (by Computerbandit)

Published on May 27, 2019 Computerbandit

"Own created Sequential Prophet 6 FX sounds.
Only with internal effects.

I think the Prophet 6 is a great sounding analog Synthesizer. The resonance and the VCOs are so alive. The P6 can sound hard and smooth."

Singularity - Minimal Techno Jam (Novation Circuit)

Published on May 27, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A minimal techno jam on the Novation Circuit. Very dark and techno-y.
The pack I used is Symbiotic by Jim Drones."

SoundsDivine's 'Essential Mix' & 'Supersonic FM' for U-he's Hive

Published on May 27, 2019 SoundsDivine111

via SoundsDivine

‘Essential Mix’ contains 100 sounds for U-he’s Hive synth.

This soundset is inspired by a handful of classic digital synthesizers of the 80s & 90s , including the Korg Prophecy, Novation Supernova, Roland JD800 & JP-8000 & Access Virus.

‘Essential Mix’ features a diverse & musical collection of sounds, including super saws, classic synth plucks, mellow moogy basses, analogue strings, ambient synthscapes, hypnotic phaser pads, string machine emulations, DX pianos, crystal keys, vintage analogue brass and much more.

All patches include modwheel & aftertouch assignments.

SoundsDivine's 'Supersonic FM' - U-he Hive

Published on May 27, 2019 SoundsDivine111

via SoundsDivine

‘Supersonic FM’ contains 100 presets for U-he Hive

This soundset uses Hive’s new wavetable oscillators to create a diverse range of new sounds and features plucky FM basses, huge unison stack sounds, prophet VS style pads, distorted bass sounds, twisted arpeggios, super FM plucks and much more.

Gamechanger | Audio launches crowdfunding campaign for electro-mechanical MOTOR Synth

"RIGA, LATVIA: having successfully showcased MOTOR Synth as the world’s first electro-mechanical desktop synthesizer at SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11 — wowing well-known attendees like legendary French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and Atlanta-based American electronic musician and acclaimed sound designer Richard Devine in doing so, uncharted music electronics territories explorer Gamechanger | Audio is proud to announce that its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign starts on Tuesday, May 28 (at 4PM GMT)…

Once its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign commences, MOTOR Synth will be available to pre-order — prices starting at $749.00 USD — for 30 days. After the crowdfunding campaign closes, MOTOR Synth will only be available for online and in-store purchase at an MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) of $1,299.00 USD when shipping starts, scheduled for around November/December 2019.

As the world’s first electro-mechanical desktop synthesizer, MOTOR Synth really represents a new method of analogue audio signal synthesis since digitally-controlled electromotors (used to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy) have never before been used as the principal sound source for a commercial musical instrument. In a nutshell, MOTOR Synth produces sounds by accelerating and decelerating eight electromotors to precise RPMs (revolutions per minute) that correspond with specific musical notes. Each electromotor is fitted with a magnetic pickup/inductor and an infrared photosensor that reads a spinning optical disc with printed sine, sawtooth, and square wave-shapes. Besides using motors as oscillators, the rest of the synth’s features are designed in the best tradition of analogue gear.

Jamming with "Floppy Music Gigawipf - Yannick Richter"

Published on May 27, 2019 Digithalis

This one is in via digithalis: "here is a Jamm Session with floppy music :-)"

It's great seeing the movement on the inside of the floppy drives!

Yannick's Youtube Channel:

Location: Maker Faire Berlin 2019
Original Video:
Engineer: Yannick Richter
Matrix Piano: Digithalis

Behringer BARP 2600 - ARP 2600 PCB Sighted

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

Korg Volca Modular demo

Published on May 27, 2019 Hunart©

"Thanks to the hungarian distributor Audmax I`ve had a chance to play with this little box for a short time. Due to the character of the sound I used EQ one time to don`t kill any speakers and the reverb and Echo effects from Ableton in one place. Beside them no other FX was used. Every sound comes from the Volca itself."

Matrixbrute: Pink Floyd, James Gang, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, etc.

Published on May 27, 2019 wedream2

"Another video demonstrating Matrixbrute in split mode, using real time controllers to change sounds. Inspiration drawn from Pink Floyd, The James Gang, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, Santana, Alan Parson's Project, and Jean Michel Jarre. All sounds recorded from Matrixbrute in real time, except for piano on Low Spark of HIgh Heeled Boys."

MOTOR Synth - Overview Part 2 & 3

Parts 2 & 3 added to this post.

Beat Graffitied Korg Triton Studio 76

via this auction

Teisco S110F Mono/Duophonic Vintage Synth

via this auction

"Made under licence from ARP- the lo pass VCF is virtually identical in design & sound to the infamous ARP 2600 4012 transistor ladder VCF (the Moog copy!). Twin Osc. both with subsonic capabilities. FM cross modulation (Osc 1 into Osc 2) & ring modulation. White/Pink noise. LFO with vari-shape & Sample & Hold. Two ADSR envelopes. Great filter section with 24db Low pass with resonance (self oscillating-with gorgeous sine wave!), eight octave fixed filter bank finished off with a High pass filter. Duophonic (paraphonic) keyboard with portamento/legato. Touch sensitive (If you happen to be a Gorilla!) modulation pads. CV/Gate in/out & an external input into the filters & VCA.

The two clever bits of the synth's ergonomics are 1.) the five-LED meters to show the amount of modulation of the various sections; and 2.) the little LED arrows showing the amount of actual signal going from sound sources to VCF and VCA. Then of course there is the very unusual onboard fixed filter bank, and the good CV/gate interfacing. This really is one of the most thorough and effective mono/duosynth designs ever."

Red Bleep Labs Thingamagoop Experimental Arduino Synthesizer

via this auction

"The original version of the experimental robotic synth from bleep labs. Selling because I have too much gear. This thing is a lot of fun, especially paired with modular equipment. The light based inputs of it are especially cool. Bleep Labs Thingamagoop 2 Experimental Arduino Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package... This thing is really cool and weird! Operates on a 9v battery. I think it was hand built. One of the toggle switches is loose and doesnt work. The sounds it makes are super cool."

Roland JD-800 w/ DOJOE MegaRAMcard - Vintage Synth MRAM SN 153 & Gator Case

via this auction

megaRAMcard (like 16 RAMcards in one)

Hard Mod Electronics Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

via this auction

Handmade Pure Analog Ribbon Synthesizer
1 VCO ( Super stable oscillator / Saw wave )
VCF ( 24dB / oct LPF )
Envelope Generator ( Controlled VCF )
3 LFO (Square & Sine wave)
CV Input ( Controlled VCO 1V / Oct )
Gate Input ( Triggered Envelope Generator )
Ribbon measures 50cm or 127 inches
3 Octave 1/2
AC 120 V Input

Dynacord ADD One Electronic Drums

Published on Jul 12, 2015 Roustem R

ARP Chroma

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

Note the Tomita-esque layered higher pitch whistle.

Roland System 700

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

So raw sounding.

EML 101

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

Eminent 310 String Synthesizer in Custom Case

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

"This Eminent was broken to debris while transportation and decided to assemble its electroncs into new compact box. It took some years.."

Synton Syrinx

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

Epro Mini-Synth

Published on Jul 21, 2015 Roustem R

See the E-Pro label below for more.

Groove Electronics Stinger

Published on Jun 21, 2015 Roustem R

"Stinger seems to be one of the rarest vintage synths ever.. It is featured of VCOs designed by Groove Electronics and VCFs similar to EDP Wasp ones"

RSF Kobol Expander I 1981 noir

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

via this auction

Tiny Overture Nº 7 - MicroFreak

Published on May 27, 2019 JAde Wii

"This patch is named "Kodori" and is part of my Microfreak Sound Pack which you can get below :)

Microfreaks on eBay | Microfreaks on Reverb | Microfreaks on Amazon


Published on May 27, 2019 LESINDES

First patches of ARTURIA MICROFREAK.
Awsome hybrid collegue.

Microfreaks on eBay | Microfreaks on Reverb | Microfreaks on Amazon

MOTOR Synth - Overview Videos - No Talking

Published on May 27, 2019 Gamechanger Audio

Headphones or big speakers recommended.

- Waveshapes
- Interface
- Filters
- Modulation
- Acceleration & Brake
- Poliphony
- Modulation section
- Arpeggiation Mode
- Voice Envelopes
- Filter Envelope
- Modulation Section

Load Runner-Pulse Synthesizers /Granular synthesizer with vocal in music

Published on May 27, 2019 Dziam Bass

"I have today a small movie from the last use in my evening session of the Load Runner module from Pulse Synthesizers .
Load Runner is a recently released granular synthesizer module.
This time I used just the vocals in the music on which I made light pellets and the usual vocal turned into a different psychedelic vocal, released by Black Octasource from Erica Synths with a very slow lfo, drums comes from Pico Drums also Erica Synths.
Load Runner allows us to load many samples up to 15 at a time and pellet them.
everything can be loaded from the usb memory, the memory cleans quickly and intuitively so you can, in principle, change the samples and search for new amazing sounds.
The Load Runner granular synthesizer allows you to load 16bit WAV files from USB flash drive into the modules internal memory and playback grains from those samples.
he Selected sample is shown graphically on the LCD from which grains are randomly generated between the start and range lines controlled by front panel and CV.
Grain length density and pitch are also controlled via the front panel or CV. Three pitch modes are selectable via the settings menu. The grain amplitude envelope is selectable from 10 shapes.
Recording of the module output to USB as a mono 16bit WAV file allows it to be reloaded into memory for granular playback.
There is also the ability to skip between samples using CV, i.e. sample up / down."


Published on May 27, 2019 Stefan Tretau

nonlinear Dispersion Delay 2

Published on May 27, 2019 cirtcele

via nonlinearcircuits

"This module is based on ideas suggested by Lucas Abela.

It is three vactrol based bandpass filters in parallel, each filter is fed into a voltage controlled delay stage. The outputs are available individually or there is an OUT ALL where all 3 signals are mixed.

Me being me designed the delays to go into stutter/zipper/breakdown territory to create the usual noise I love. If desired the delays can be built to remain in their normal operating regions.

PCB set = USD25
Panel = USD26
Assembled = USD260

build info coming soon"

ReBach EuroRack Startup Setup RP [Rob Papen]

Published on May 27, 2019 Rob Papen

"Video about a great startup Eurorack with a top-notch sound."

Circuit bent "alphabet pal" talking caterpillar

Published on May 27, 2019 Jason Hotchkiss

"A talking toy with pitch control knob added and ability to trigger all the switch inputs over MIDI so they can be sequenced into slightly unsettling gibberish / beatboxing or even better to chop up the nursery rhyme tunes into some off-kilter woozy psych

Using a Moog MF drive pedal for tone control and lowpass filter (to knock off a little bit of the scratchiness) and Boss digital delay. MFB Tanzbar for drums... enjoy! don't have nightmares."

More info here.

Classic 808 Tracks Using TR-08 - Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk

Published on May 27, 2019 chisel316

Per request, here's Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk.

Gear used:
TR-08 - drums
SH-01A - bass
JX-03 - background synth pattern 1
JU-06 - background synth pattern 2
JP-08 - lead (played on DX)
CS - strings
D - FX
Eurorack - lasers
Engine - MIDI sequencer

iOS apps:
bs16i - piano (played on MicroKEY)
Beathawk - orchestra hit and explosion samples
AUM - mixer
Dubstation 2 - delay
Eos 2 - reverb
FAC - chorus/maximizer
Woodpressor - compressor
Haase - stereo widener

Soma Lyra-8 & Quasimidi Polymorph

Published on May 27, 2019 Ran Kirlian

"Jamming with Soma Lyra 8 and Quasimidi Polymorph with the help of Valhalla Shimmer"

Doepfer A111-6 Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on May 27, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

A-111-6 Miniature Synthesizer

Module A-111-6 is a complete miniature monophonic synthesizer module that has these features available:

Tune: manual tune control (with an internal jumper the range can be set to ~ +/-1 half an octave or ~ +/-2.5 octaves)
Oct.: range switch -1 / 0 / +1 octave
Mod.: modulation depth (attenuator wired to the Mod. socket)
Dest.: switch that is used to address the modulation to frequency modulation (position FM) or pulsewidth modulation (positon PM), in center positon no modulation
PW: manual pulsewidth control for rectangle waveform, PW can be also modulated by the Mod. input as mentioned above
Wave: waveform switch (sawtooth / off / triangle), the sum of the waveform chosen by this switch and the rectangle is fed into the VCF (to turn the rectangle off the PW control has to be set fully CCW or fully CW)
1V/Oct. (socket): external CV input for VCO frequency (1V/octave)
access to internal bus CV (via jumper, optional, please remove the bus jumper if this feature is not used to avoid unwanted frequency modulation as then the unused CV line of the bus works as a kind of antenna)
triangle core VCO, frequency range about 32Hz ... 8kHz (??? still to be specified)
Balance unit

The balance unit is made of two VCAs which are controlled by the sum of manual Balance control and the balance CV input in the opposite direction.
The audio input of VCA1 is hard-wired to the VCO output, audio input 2 is connected to the socket Ext.In.
The output of the balance unit is used as audio input for the VCF
Bal.: manual balance control, fully CCW the internal VCO is used, fully CW the external signal (Ext.In) is used, at center position both signals have about the same level
CV Bal.: CV input for balance (range about 0...+5V)
Ext. In: external audio input for VCA2, about 5 Vpp level required for similar loudness as the internal VCO
this socket is normalled to the internal VCO suboctave f/2 signal (rectangle with half the frequency), if no external signal is applied the suboctave signal is used as the second signal for the balance unit

Powerful functions in tiny Eurorack modules from ZLOB // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"I've known about ZLOB modules for a while now with their most popular module the 'VnIcursal ' (6 channel mixing VCA) catching my attention a while ago. It's nice seem ZLOB pushing some powerful functions in small spaces with a new great sounding wave folder, chaos modulation source, dual VCO in 4hp and plenty more."

Performance orientated Eurorack modules from LPZW // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"It's great to see some updates, expanders and new modules from LPZW. With intelligent muting and mixing options, Intellijel format 1U format MIDI to triggers and a new mute expander for the VPME Euclidean Circles too. I really like the look of those Pocket Operator adapters and expanders bringing those into Eurorack too."

A mind phased post probe abduction with Hexinverter // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Stacy ... now DJ Heisenberg ... takes us through probing, abduction, witness protection and more ... we were also rather lovingly offered a pickle although after realising the pickles had ran out we were offered a sip of pickle juice from a rather large jar ...

The new Mind Phaser (coming this summer) is an all analogue dual VCO building upon the classic Buchla 259 design. This adds different wave shaping, with clipping, feedback, AM synthesis, wave folding and analogue phase modulation too."

Knob + CV led FM with no menus!!! Quad Operator from Humble Audio // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"It's great to see the Quad Operator from Humble Audio ready for release. Luckily I've had a prototype for a while to play with and a final unit here for some videos too (see below, full demo coming soon). The Quad Operator is a no menu, no screen, totally open quad oscillator FM network. Algorithms are determined by the knobs and CV, want feedback - turn the knob up, want a different mod routing - turn the knob up ... simple! Great sound and highly capable of a huge range of FM synthesis tones and types."

5 new Eurorack modules from ADDAC System // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"I've had the pleasure of checking out some of these new modules already including the Heart Sensing (video link below) and the Triple Band Pass. The new oscillator looks great, I like the on board mixing and 3 controls for pitch! Having coarse, octave and fine will make it super quick and easy to tune and play. The quad T-Network with the 4 basic twin T percussion sounds I think is going to be really powerful in not much space for kicks, toms, tablas and clave like sounds. Finally the Tube Filter ... OOOOH that Tube filter! It's a licensed remake of the Gotharman TubaZ with loads of added extras."

GIRTS OZOLINS from ERICA SYNTHS & Richard Devine talk about the MOTOR SYNTH

Published on May 27, 2019 Gamechanger Audio

"Erica Synths is one of the leading companies in the electronic music and gear industry. The key to their success is that the Erica Synths team have a deep knowledge of the industry. They understand the wishes of their customers and are able to deliver great products."

Richard Devine talks about the MOTOR Synth

Published on May 24, 2019 Gamechanger Audio

"Had the pleasure of meeting Richard at Superbooth 2019 - one of the most intelligent and opinionated musicians we've ever met.
His knowledge about synthesis and experience in sound-design is absolutely astounding.

Gamechanger Audio - MOTOR Synth will be available on PRE-Order through IndieGoGo on May 28th."

Also see Jean-Michel Jarre on MOTOR Synth.

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