MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ploytec PL2 Logos Prototype Board on Kickstarter

Ploytec has launched the PL2 Logos prototype board on Kickstarter here. You can find two previous videos below this post in the archives here.

"At Superbooth19 in Berlin we showed a sample of the PL2 Logos prototype board. This PCB makes it a lot easier to translate English text to the allophones needed for Ploytec PL2 based speech synthesis (which is CTS256-AL2 / SP0256-AL2 emulation).

On the board, a PL2 synthesizer is already integrated, so there's no need for a separate PL2 (though it's always good to have some of those).

The included USB keyboard allows entering text, and to store / recall text from memory using function keys. Each function key can hold up to 39 letters in up to six rows.

Via the integrated USB MIDI it's possible to capture and playback the MIDI notes triggering the words. On top, you can record the many MIDI notes representing allophones, to a DAW.

Please note: The knob will be most likely missing on the final board, as it never had any functionality and is not necessary for operation.

Risks and challenges

As the technology is basically working, the task to be done is bug fixing, creating firmware update functionality, changing the PCB to potentially fit into an existing case (not included!) and getting a bunch of PCBs manufactured."

Moog One Patches

Published on May 31, 2019 Jyoti Mishra

"These patches are the result of a week with my newest synth, the Moog One. It's a wildly powerful synthesizer, the most powerful polysynth I've ever encountered. I can't wait to get to know it better!"

benge buchla 1&200

Published on May 31, 2019 zack dagoba

"Self-playing patch on the Buchla 100 and 200 modular synthesisers

Thanks for watching


Buchla Music Easel 218R 208R rev1 in Haliburton Case

via this auction

"Buchla Easel Clone rev 1. It is powered and housed in a Zero Halliburton case. It was repurposed from a former photographer and you can see some notes on the inside of the top case. The wiring for the case has not been finished or started. It is a larger case with the idea that you could put 1-200 module next to the 218r (again not finished). The Easel itself (218r 208r) is powered. The IEC power cable comes out the back. The Synth sounds fantastic and is very much alive. The bass is insane! Reverb is dark... I like the "swampy" sound of the rev 1. This was supposedly built by Roman but I can't prove that. FULL DISCLOSURE --- Other things to note, all of the sequencer notes light up but the step it is on lights up brighter. Tracking over 3 octaves can sometimes go out of tune (probably would benefit a calibration but it is not necessary). Sometimes the pulsar does not trigger when you self trigger it (this is a known issue with some REV 1). Includes Pomona Cables and Banana short plugs. Everything you need to get started."

E-MU Systems Emulator II+ HD SN 2186 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Not to be confused with the standard Emulator II, the II+ HD includes a built in 20MB hard drive allowing for a longer sampling time than the standard model.

This unit was just serviced by our in-house technician, it was fully re-capped and inspected."

Roland Juno-106 w/ Original Box and Manuals

via this auction

SN appears to be 469684

"This 106 is in great condition and was clearly sitting in the (included) box for quite some time. It does suffer from the faded blue buttons which are now more of a greenish hue, so it must have been in a window for a little bit of time, but the printing is all perfect and the keys are super white! A few of the keys do have some light scratching which is some of the most significant wear present. As far as the sound goes this synth sounds great and is all original, there are no issues with the voice chips. Finally, the original box, manual, patch sheets, and power cable are all included, a rare sight indeed. This is a cool chance to get a really clean JUNO-106!"

Akai S612 Digital Sampler & MD280 Disk Reader w/ Disks

via this auction

Night Drive - Quick Improvisation with the DSI Mopho X4

Published on May 31, 2019 JediSid

Roland Juno-106S | Afterglow

Published on May 31, 2019 Alex Ball

"The Roland Juno-106 is probably one of the most famous polyphonic synthesizers from the 80s but it had a couple of lesser known variations; the HS-60 and the 106S, both of which had built-in speakers, but were otherwise identical.

The 106S was apparently sold in Japan with the HS-60 sold to the rest of the world, but if you know anymore let me know!

The story of this track was that it was something I'd written last year for demoing the 106 for my "Land of the Rising Sound" documentary. On the day of recording there was so many synths and drum machines to setup and record that we ran out of time and the intended 106 and Super-JX demos had to be dropped. On the plus side, Ra @ MadFAME and synth4ever did some great demos instead, which you can enjoy in the film.

Anyway, I've now got to record the demo that never was and extend it out into a longer thing. Hope you enjoy it!

Roland Juno-106S (1984)
Roland SH-101 (1982)
Roland TR-707 (1984)
Oberheim DX (1982)
Yamaha DX7 (1983) Not filmed, but playing the odd FM chime if you listen out
Ibanez Jem 7DBK (2002)
Fender Blues Junior II mic'd with SM57
Boss CE-2 Chorus
Vocals recorded with an AKG C414S
Also some Fairlight drum fills that you'll probably recognise from "Owner of a Lonely Heart"

Torvill and Dean were not made by Roland."

Yamaha CS60 - a little improvisation....

Published on May 31, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Just make it up as you go along.... 😃 .... and headphones are essential...!"

Ro by Todd Barton

Published on May 30, 2019 Todd Barton

You might recall the Shakuhachi Ro Simultaneous Releases by Todd Barton posted here. I'm happy to announce the re-release of Todd Barton's solo shakuhachi album, Ro, is now available. An interesting aspect of this release is that Todd with the help of Walker Farrell at Makenoise music has made samples available in Makenoise/Tom Erbe Morphagene format here. Details on the re-release follow.

"Ro is the lowest note on the shakuhachi, all finger holes closed. Ro is the root. Blowing the note Ro for 10 minutes to an hour a day is traditional training for shakuhachi players. Ro focuses breath, embouchure, timbre and listening.

Originally self released in 2003, Ro is a meditative, solitary work focused on achieving rich timbral expressions. Todd Barton, best known for his momentous collaboration with Ursula K. Le Guin in the 80s, and recently re-released in 2018, Music and Poetry of the Kesh, is a multi instrumentalist and master synthesist. He is a well known educator, teaching Buchla, Serge and Hordijk synthesizers to curious music students around the world. His online tutorials, talks and performances have millions of hits.

This re-release explores new territory not available in 2003. Thanks to Walker Farrell at Makenoise music, we are releasing a set of audio samples from Ro which can be downloaded for free at Anyone can access, edit and remix these clips. The samples will be available in Makenoise/Tom Erbe Morphagene format. More on that module at:

Ro will be released to all streaming outlets, on cassette and CD May 31st via Flying Moonlight.

released May 31, 2019"

Emblematic Systems Catalyst Macro Crossfader

Published on May 31, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Catalyst from Emblematic Systems is a eurorack module with 8 CV outputs and a crossfader to morph between two different saved sets of voltages. The potentiometers for the 8 voltages are backlit so you can see what voltages are being output. This module is almost like having the Octatrack's scene crossfader in your eurorack system!

In the video the sounds come from the Bastl Tea Kick, Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas, Mutable Instruments Elements and are sequenced by Malekko's Varigate 4+. Catalyst available here:"

Emblematic Systems - Catalyst from Emblematic Systems on Vimeo.
Quick overview and demonstration of the Catalyst macro controller for Eurorack systems. Available by late February 2019.

Catalyst is a Eurorack module that allows precise macro control of your patch.

8 outputs offering 16bit precision CVs in a range from 0-10V
8 scenes per bank, 8 banks in total
8 LED backlit encoders for precise parameter editing
Crossfader for scene interpolation with a convenient 60mm of travel
Copy/Paste function for scenes
Crossfader motion recording for up to 20 seconds
Physical animation of the crossfader position

+12V 135mA || -12V 17mA

Singularity Vol 1 - Moog ONE- 33 to 64 -

Published on May 31, 2019 GEOSynths

"Not Yet Released (2 more videos to come showing all 128 Patches in total)

Second of 4 Videos, showing the (soon to be released) Patches I've made for the amazing Moog One. This Synth is fantastic and just oozes texture and tone and has now officially become my favorite Synthesizer...And is also the fist Moog I will release Patches for :)

Here I show the first 32 Patches of my Bank - Singularity Vol 1, which contains 128 Patches for the Moog One 8 & 16. Some are single layers, dual or even triple layers, however all will work on either model.

No external FX are used, all are from the Synth and are made for the patch. Where possible, Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and X/Y Pad have assignments."

Singularity Vol 1 videos

Extended Environments by Interconnected

via Bakis of Parallel Worlds

"Extremely happy to announce the album release of my latest collaboration with Ingo Zobel on the label Neotantra. Ambient music made with modular synths, available as limited edition CD and download. Interconnected - Extended Environments"

Three New SoundSet for Spectrasonics Omnisphere by SoundsDivine

Published on May 31, 2019 SoundsDivine111
Re-Published on Jun 22, 2019 SoundsDivine111



'Binary Worlds 1' features 128 presets for Spectrasonics's Omnisphere 2.

This soundset contains immersive futuristic soundscapes , strange glitched out noises , quantum worlds of sound , alien soundscapes , shimmering pads , dystopian synth sounds , echoes from outer space & constantly evolving aural oddities.

Available as part of the 'Binary Worlds Bundle' and 'Kompletely Omnispheric' sets.

*Price excludes VAT

Re-Published on Jun 22, 2019 SoundsDivine111



'Binary Worlds 2' features 128 presets for Spectrasonics''s Omnisphere 2.

This soundset contains massive choral stacks , hypnotic granular soundscapes , ghostly vocal drones , environmental noisescapes , mystical new age sounds , gregorian chants , haunting acoustic instruments , celestial pads and much more.

Available as part of the 'Binary Worlds Bundle' and 'Kompletely Omnispheric' sets.

*Price excludes VAT

Published on May 31, 2019
Re-Published on Jun 22, 2019 SoundsDivine111



'Special Effects' features 200 presets for Spectrasonics's Omnisphere 2.

This soundset contains stunning ambient guitar washes , immersive aural environments , evocative vocal sounds , spectral pads , acoustic granular loops , futuristic transition effects , ethereal pads , space age soundscapes , blissed out pads and much more.

Also available as part of the 'Kompletely Omnispheric' soundset.

*Price excludes VAT

sismo samba legacy

sismo samba legacy from sismo on Vimeo.

Update: image added.

"A fresh approach to Samba, now in the eurorack version.

Maintains the caracter of its previous desktop analog synthesizer with a tap sequencer. Comes with a low tone sine wave, and a synth part (square/noise).

Power on, Plug the clock, tap the buttons and let's Samba!"

Red Roland Boutique Series SH-01A Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Red ROLAND SH-101 SN 310587

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Blue Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Model 800 Sequencer SN 00166

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Model 800 Sequencer
In near perfect condition.

Lights up and tested while plugged in, I don't have a synth to fully program a sequence on it though."

Alesis Andromeda A6 w/ Custom Dust Cover

via this auction

"Andromeda A6 plus custom dust cover. 2nd owner studio use only. Everything functions smooth. I purchased this in “Excellent” condition a few years ago and it hasn’t left my studio. I am listing it as “Very Good” due to some tape residue on the back from the previous owner. I’m sure it could be easily removed with a little care but it never really bothered me. All 16 voices tested and working. Never had any issues with the synth, it’s a beautiful machine. The only reason I’m selling is to finance promotion of new album."

Yamaha CS60 - through 3 band resonator

Published on May 31, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Here I'm playing the CS60 though a three band Resonator module and also utilising my LFO speed a/t modifications for both the Sub Osc LFO and the Ring Modulator LFO's."

Monome Norns - hedge & the haze

Published on May 31, 2019 Jae Ryan

"I was noodling around with MLR tonight using a sequence I recorded with poly-earthsea on Norns as the mangling material. The whole jam is just that one sample being MLR'd to death. I need to start trying MLR with multiple sources to get the full experience eventually.

A field recording of my street is playing from my phone into Norns but it slowly gets lost in the mix as layers and effects are added. Norns is running through Strymon Volante & then into OTO BAM (as usual)

I also used the UAD studer tape plug-in to get a little distortion/compression for a more lo-fi vibe.

Highly recommend stereo on this one as it really falls apart in mono thanks to copious amounts of extreme effects!"

06-The Dreadbox Nyx v2- Part 5: Reverb

Published on May 31, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the reverb found on the Dreadbox Nyx v2.

The theme to this video was composed (excepting drums) entirely using multitracking of the Dreabox Nyx v2."

AutomaticGainsay Dreadbox Nyx videos

Erica Synths -Pico VCO 2 analogue oscillator /Pico VCF1 smaller Polivoks filter brother in music

Published on May 31, 2019 Dziam Bass

"I have today a small movie with the use of the new analogue oscillator- PICO VCO 2 recently released from the renewed Pico series from Erica Synths.
Only 3HP and very strong sound. I've used here with the PICO VCF1 filter the smaller Polivoks filter brother.
Small fun PWM changes and a little filter later also in BP and to show how it returns to LP in the full sound.
For me it's a great VCO because it saves space in the case so only 3HP is a greatly placed module for those who like to have more modules in ur one box."

Erica Synths Graphic VCO drum mode

Published on May 31, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"A fiddle through the new Drum Mode on the Erica Synths Graphic VCO. I don't claim to have any idea as to what I'm doing - I'm just fiddling. I've got triggers coming from a Varigate 4+ and some modulation coming into the Morph input. I also add some random notes to the volt/oct input."

The Sound of Digitone Keys #4

Published on May 31, 2019 Elektron

"Loop the loop on the synth siege engine that is #digitonekeys. Auvrel dual-wields our new machine in full glitchy glory alongside its sibling #digitone."

Kit Overview #41 - Befaco CRUSH Delay - Demo Video

Demo video just added below.

Patch n Tweak

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