MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Custom Black and Gold Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Roland SH-101 black & gold custom by ghostinmpc

Matte black & gold paint

Fully refurbished (cleaning all key & sliders, volume contact)"

ContinuuCon 2019 Presentations

Published on Jun 11, 2019 ContinuuCon


1. Lippold Haken - Hardware Evolution Of The Continuum Fingerboard :: ContinuuCon 2019
62 years before I started working on the Continuum Fingerboard, Leon Theremin built his instrument with pitch and dynamics determined by the performer in an electromagnetic control loop. This is the 37th year that I have been working to create the best electromagnetic instrument I can, with the performer in a timbre control loop that is fast, sensitive, and organic. This is the 18th year without sales price increases for the Half-size and Full-size Continuum Fingerboards. In this presentation I will show recent and ongoing improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and magnetic design of the Continuum Fingerboard. In addition, I will discuss my efforts to avoid sales price increases in the face of increasing component costs. Finally, I will take apart a ContinuuMini, and show how its hardware design retains important core aspects of its big brothers, but at a much lower price point. - Learn more at
2. Ed Eagan - Sound Design, Creating a Bullroarer :: ContinuuCon 2019 Haken Continuum Conference
2019 brought ContinuuCon back to Asheville, again hosted by the University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Music.

Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attended ContinuuCon explored 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 shared their knowledge, history and musical talents at this event.
3. John Worthington - Expressive Electronic Percussion :: ContinuuCon 2019 Haken Continuum Conference
Acoustic percussion instruments are inherently expressive. Electronic percussion instruments? Not so much. Adding the subtlety of acoustic percussion into electronic performances requires understanding how the percussionist’s gestures translate into sonic changes. The talk examines the types of expression achieved from acoustic percussion instruments in terms a synthesist can appreciate and use in sound design.
5. Roger Linn - Importance Of Expressive Touch Control :: ContinuuCon 2019 Haken Continuum Conference
Music made with the on/off switches of MIDI keyboards and drum pads has tended to be used for background music— background for singers, dance or picture. Expressive touch control is enabling a new generation of solo instrumentalists that are bringing solo musical performance back into the focus of attention.
6. Roger Linn - The Future Of Synthesis Under Expressive Control :: ContinuuCon
7. Christophe Duquesne - Kinetic Physical Modeling :: ContinuuCon 2019 Haken Continuum Conference
Explanation and demonstration of a new space-based physical-modeling module for the Eagan Matrix.

Division6 SQ816 Analog Step Sequencer

via this auction

"Manufacturer Description

The sequencer for the Mattson Mini Modular is available in the Eurorack format. One 52HP panel includes all the functions of the main sequencer and the expansion module. Here are some of the sequencer’s basic features:

2 rows of 8 steps, or daisy-chain them for a 16-step sequence.

A user tap-tempo mode that overrides the internal VC or external Clocks providing both timing and gate-length.

Global and Individual stage 0/+1 octave shift.

Three user-selectable gate length outputs: Short, follow (the clock duty cycle) and long.

Row 1 and/or row 3 quantized/linear output selection (1V/O format)

MFB MFB-522 Drumcomputer SN 12533

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Korg Minilogue XD Electronic Noise Experiment Hybrid Analog Digital Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Korg Minilogue XD - Electronic Noise Experiment"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD - Electronic Noise Experiment
A nice Bass sound tweaked beyond this universe!
Extreme Hybrid Analog / Digital Noise, some would think
it's beautiful.... I do, this synth really excites me! Deep!!!
The Minilogue XD is excellent for Noise & Soundscapes.....
I test out LFO, Filter, AMP, EG, Cross MOD, FX etc....
Sorry it's so dark, but I love recording after Midnight!
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) Modular Meet-up Set for June 14 & 15

"Brandon, Manitoba, Canada -- Hot off the heels of the successful 'Drone at the Global Market' event, Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) is set for it’s inaugural two-day Modular Meet-up. On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 PWM will celebrate experimental electronic music with a showcase of free performances and a public open-house that all focus on modular synthesizers.

What are modular synthesizers? A modular synthesizer is a highly customizable musical instrument that can be configured and connected in an infinite variety of ways, the sonic possibilities are only limited by imagination and creativity of the user. If you are curious about how they work and what they sound like? Come by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Town Centre) this Saturday for an up close and personal introduction to this fascinating instrument at the Prairie Wires Modular “Patch & Tell” Open House. This unique family friendly event will feature displays, demonstrations, and Q&A with some of Manitoba’s leading electronic musicians working with the Eurorack modular synthesizer format.

There are also three free performance events planned for this year’s meet-up. The opening concert at Chez Angela Bakery and Café on Friday June 14 at 6:30 p.m. will feature an electro-acoustic performance of Modular Synth and Trombone. Saturday’s program includes another free concert on the Fraser Sneath patio at 10:00 a.m. and finally “Modular on the Spot”, a free out door modular synthesizer “picnic” will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Stanley Park on Princess
(presented in conjunction with Brandon Pride).

Synthesists visiting Brandon for this event include Winnipeg ambient musicians Yoyu (Ali Khan) and Bondegi (Chris Harder) and modular duo Cactus Practice (Grant Partridge and Denys Gareau) also of Winnipeg. Prairie Wires Modular founder and Brandon-based electronic musician Moon Shape Noise (Brendon Ehinger) will also be performing. All the events are free of charge, open to the public and family friendly. Program and map information for can be found at"

Follow-up to this post.

Rebach VCO/VCF/ADSR small sound demo

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hello Guys.
a small movie with the use of Rebach CATCH modules.
This is a great series of modules at an affordable price but with a very good sound, here a small movie with sound from just one VCO, Filter VCF and ADSR plus added Reverb."

Waldorf 2-Pole Analog Filter

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Plus Rack 12bit Sampler/Synth SN 0201

via this auction

Rob Papen B.I.T. Livestream

Livestream added to this post.

Yamaha TX81Z Waveforms on Oscilloscope

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"Capturing the waveforms from Yamaha TX81Z FM synth on an oscilloscope. The TX81Z, made in the 1980's, is a 4 operator frequency modulation digital synthesizer, with 8 waveforms options for each operator."

"ilium gone" by Nate Wood of fOUR - inspired by the minilogue xd

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Korg

"Nate Wood performing his latest track 'ilium gone', inspired by the minilogue xd and part of his current music project, fOUR"

Drums & 5-string bass. Pretty amazing.

Brew Music with Korg: Red Hare Brewing of Atlanta, GA

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Korg

"KORG joined with Red Hare Brewing in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate the art of synth music and beer for its growing Brew Music campaign. Brew Music provides musicians with the opportunity to get hands on with Korg’s newest and most popular synthesizers. Tell us where you’d like us to go next!

Music: “soft focus” off the album "beets 4"
by Birocratic (
The songs used in this video were licensed via Birocratic License
v05.2016. For info on how you can use this music in your project,
check out
To download Birocratic’s 60+ song discography, visit http://"

IK UNO DRUM REVIEW — Affordable & portable but how good is it?!

Published on Jun 11, 2019 BoBeats

"How good is the new UNO DRUM MACHINE?! Let's find out! This video is sponsored by Skillshare. The first 500 who uses this link gets 2 months free trial:"

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

1981 Aries Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 11, 2019 SynthDan1

"This is the first demo of my Aries Modular system. This large modular synthesizer was factory-built in 1981, and consists of a 5-octave keyboard, a 14-module cabinet, and an 11-module cabinet (with 10 modules installed), for a total of 24 modules. In total there are 6 oscillators + 2 LFOs, 3 filters, 4 envelope generators, 4 VCAs, a dual 8-step sequencer, ring modulator, phaser/chorus, spring reverb, and a host of other utility modules, including a pitch follower and an envelope follower. Cosmetically it's in incredible condition, has tons of original patch cables, and even includes the original shipping crates. There are plenty of dirty jacks and the keyboard is going to require a complete overhaul, but the system is about 80% functional at this time, and I'll do my best to restore it to as-new condition. It's a very rare synthesizer, and I'm proud to own it!"

Moog modular synthesizer Evolving patch 4

Published on Jun 11, 2019 OFR

"Another system of combined modules that changes over time - here is an excerpt of the running sounds."

Prophet 600 Synthesizer Vol. 2 GliGli Sound Demo Custom Patches - Sequential Circuits

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Tom Loncaric

"The Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 six-voice polyphonic synthesizer is incredibly versatile! This one was made in about 1983, and features the GliGli mod.

All sounds in the video were programmed by me and performed live, in the spirit of the big keyboard tones of the 1970’s and 1980’s."

fokale DIY Synthesizer

DIY Synthesizer up and alive finally Published on Jun 11, 2019

"This is the first test run of my semi-modular homemade synthesizer. The sequence comes from the built in sequencer and the key changes are done via midi. The synth has two continiously variable waveform oscillators ( Kobol type ), two voltage controlled filters ( SSM 2044 Lp on the left, Steiner-Parker state variable on the right), one digital midi synchronizable LFO, one analog LFO, two ADSRs with trigger delay, bi-polar modulation routing switches and attenuators, one analog bucket-brigade delay module, digital overdrive, portamento and a 16 note sequencer.

I designed the front panel graphics and printed them with the help of a local professional silk screen printing craftsman. The panel sheet and all the holes were precision cut by CNC plasma cutter. The case is a modified old Teac tape recorder case."

Yamaha DX-1 Synthesizer SN 1086

via this auction

"The Yamaha DX1 is the top-level member of Yamaha's prolific DX series of FM synthesizers. It features two sets of the same synthesizer chip set used in the DX7, allowing either double the polyphony, split of two voices, or dual (layered) instrument voices. In addition, it contains twice the amount of voice memory as the DX7. It has an independent voice bank for each of two synth channels (engines). Each of 64 performance combinations can be assigned a single voice number, or a combination of two voice numbers - one from channel A and one from channel B.

It includes a handmade Brazilian rosewood case, a 73-key weighted wooden keyboard with polyphonic after touch, comprehensive backlit LCD displays for instrument programming, and solid push-buttons as opposed to the membrane buttons on the DX7. Only 140 were produced.

This one is tested and working and will come with a nice anvil case to protect it. Sound Cartridges and music stand are included."

RSF Kobol Expander II 1981

via this auction

RSF Kobol Expander I 1981

via this auction

Roland GR-500

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6 Vintage Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Anvil Cases Road Case

via this auction

Erica Synths Sample Drum USER REVIEW Eurorack [Pt. 2/2]

Published on Jun 11, 2019 gstormelectro

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

Today I am continuing my user review of the Erica Synths Sample Drum. I will be covering the On-Board Effects, CV Mapping, Performance Mode, Saving Projects, and global settings. Along the way I'll try a couple of interesting experiments using the
features covered. Be sure to hang around for the end of the video where I'll share my final thoughts.

Audio samples were recorded and processed in ocenaudio.

0:00 Opening Intro
0:52 On Board Effects
1:35 CV Mapping
3:18 Sample Drum as an Oscillator?
4:44 Performance Mode
5:26 Saving Projects
6:21 Multi-sampled Instrument Project
7:45 Global Settings
9:04 Final Thoughts

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No outboard effects nor processing of any kind."

Part 1 here.

Oscilloscope Music by Tunç Çakır

Published on Jun 11, 2019 Tunç Çakır

"The image of a real oscilloscope tube screen was recorded with a video camera. Image on the screen is the true reflection of the original sound on the screen."

08-The Dreadbox Nyx v2- Part 7: Patch Panel Part B

Published on Jun 11, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the patch panel of 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

Test Equipment Music FAQ and Guide

Published on Jun 11, 2019 HAINBACH

Some tips on integrating test equipment into your setup for those interested.

"In which I answer your questions on test equipment music, so you can dive into this mad world with less worry. Also, piano."

Patching Panda Hatz - Dynamic Analog Hi Hat (Eurorack Percussion Module)

Published on Jun 11, 2019 DivKidVideo

"After first checking out Punch (link below) here's 'Hatz' from Patching Panda. Hatz is a closed and open hi hat module for Eurorack based upon classic analog hi hat tones from a whole history of drum machines. We have two blend-able noise colours from white to metallic, envelope shaping, decay modulation, two filters with modulation, accent, external input, closed priority open hi hat choking, accents and more. It takes to modulation really well for a range of hi hat sounds and can also be a noisy quirky backend for a synth voice when you use an external oscillator too."

Also see: Patching Panda Punch // Dynamic VCAs, accents, envelopes + more for Eurorack

𝗛𝗼𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗿𝗱 - 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲 (𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗴 𝗺𝗶𝘅) (𝚖𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚋𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚍𝚔𝚒𝚍𝚜)

Published on Jun 11, 2019 birdkids

"Hommage to some of our musical heroes - Carl Craig, Charles Webster, 90s visuals, Detroit - UK connect, and sound & love being the healing forces of the universe. 🖤🌌🦄🌈💗

Performed on 𝕌ℕ𝕀ℂ𝕆ℝℕ 𝔹𝕆𝕆𝕄, 𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐍, ᵀʰᵉ𝙱𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚞𝚛
Visuals on zwobot + Max for Live"

Roland SH-101 vs Behringer MS-101: Can you hear the difference?

Published on Jun 11, 2019 loopop

"The Roland SH-101 is a classic for good reason. It sounds great and has a clear and straightforward interface. Unfortunately, Roland stopped making them over 30 years ago, which is what makes Behringer's MS-101 so interesting, not to mention the fact that the MS costs between a third and fourth of a second hand SH.

This video starts with a feature comparison but tries to answer the big question which is - do they sound the same? It also includes a blind test - can you hear the difference?


0:00 Intro
1:00 Feature comparison
2:30 The Oscillators
4:15 The Filter
6:05 Envelopes
6:40 Blind test
8:20 Conclusion
9:00 Loopop jam
10:30 Isak jam"

Rob Papen Introduces B.I.T. Analogue-Modelled Soft Synth

Live Stream 11 June 2019 B.I.T. -Virtual Analog Synthesizer -

"Rob Papen progresses back in time to bring B.I.T. into being as analogue-modelled soft synth fit for today

ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of B.I.T. — bringing namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen’s persistent passion for subtractive synthesis into being as an aptly-named, analogue-modelled software synthesizer fit for today’s DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) workflow — as of June 11…

B.I.T. stands for Back In Time — an apt acronym for Rob Papen, collectively or otherwise. On the face of it, namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen’s passion for subtractive synthesis remains as strong as when he first started working with synthesizers way back when, purchasing an analogue Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analogue SQ-10 sequencer at the tender age of 15 — more recently reaffirmed by self-publishing the publicly praised The Secrets Of Subtractive Synthesis combined book and DVD package based on his The 4-Element Synth© teaching method. Moving back to task — to the wondrous world of B.I.T. specifically and Rob Papen collectively, the virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer’s newest software synthesizer sets its inspirational sights solely on analogue-modelled synthesis, rather than combining the best of analogue modelling with hybrid synthesis techniques that have hitherto formed the much-admired musical backbone of the company’s classy creations.

What’s with the apparent change of musical direction, then? The concept behind B.I.T. comes down to this: classic analogue synthesizers still show an appeal that the renowned Rob Papen brand is perfectly positioned to tap in to. This is not surprising since Rob Papen himself still has a pristine example of Roland’s (former flagship) Jupiter-8 analogue programmable polysynth — purchased brand new back in the ‘dying days’ of analogue in 1983 (albeit now seriously sought after and astronomically priced) — taking pride of place in his studio setup; several other analogue classics comfortably reside there alongside it, including that ‘teenage’ Korg combo. Clearly inspired by backward progression, pure analogue-modelled synthesis is the order of the day when it comes to B.I.T. — no spectrum waveforms or samples required!

Really, making the most of Korg’s classic MS-20 requires patch cables, but B.I.T. does not need any as an analogue-modelled software synthesizer plug-in par excellence — despite demonstrating masterful modular-like attributes. An advanced MOD MATRIX makes for painless patching while a smart ADV (advanced) panel positioned below the oscillators offers a helping hand. Activating ADV allows users to quickly make useful connections, such as the LFO and ENV (envelope) to the oscillator parameters. Pushing further forward, B.I.T. also allows OSC 1 to modulate OSC 2 in several ways, which increases its sound palette to take in phase modulation, frequency modulation, and ring modulation.

Musically, of course, any Rob Papen software synthesizer would likely be viewed as being incomplete without an arpeggiator — as, arguably, would Rob Papen’s prized Roland Jupiter-8, and B.I.T. is no exception to this unwritten rule. Indeed, its fully-featured ARP can also work in sequencer mode and has an additional FREE row that can be used to modulate other elements of B.I.T. by using the MOD MATRIX.

Making it to the finish line, B.I.T. brings with it some superb-sounding effects, comprising CHORUS, DELAY, FLANGER, and PHASER, plus Rob Papen’s proprietary REVERB, so no need (necessarily) to turn to an external reverb of any kind to bring some space to the virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer’s newest software synthesizer.

So while B.I.T. stands for Back In Time it could conceivably stand for Be Inspired Today! After all, Rob Papen has added a 16-voice, authentic-sounding, analogue-modelled software synthesizer fit for today’s DAW workflow to its lengthening line-up of virtual instruments, intermixing innovative design, uncompromising sound quality, and musical, production-grade presets — over 950 this time — to make tracks truly shine. Still better, B.I.T. brings with it the secrets of subtractive synthesis, thanks to namesake company founder and acclaimed sound designer Rob Papen!

B.I.T. can be purchased from authorised Rob Papen dealers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen for an introductory promo price of €79.00 EUR (including VAT)/$79.00 USD until the end of June 2019 — rising thereafter to €99.00 EUR (including VAT)/$99.00 USD — from here:

Note that B.I.T. is included in the latest version of the eXplorer 5 bundle (, so existing owners only have to download the latest installer and run it to add B.I.T. to their Rob Papen virtual instrument and effect plug-in collection.

B.I.T. is available as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible software synthesizer plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.8 - MacOS 10.14) and as a 32- and 64- bit AAX- and VST-compatible software synthesizer plug-in for PC (Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10) — AAX for PT 12 or higher (PC).

B.I.T. uses a serial/license system with activation when registering. (A second serial for a secondary computer is available after registering the original.)

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated B.I.T. webpage here:"

Introducing Monoment by Softube

Published on Jun 11, 2019 SoftubeStudios

"✮ In the modern day, music production leans more heavily on bass than ever before. Although track counts can number a hundred or more, often the core of a song is built around little more than a beat, a vocal, and a rich, living bass sound.

So an instrument dedicated to just that – tailored to producing huge, solid bass tones with complex, organic overtones and focused effects for a mix-ready low end – is more than just useful. It's foundational. Monoment Bass lays the groundwork for top-quality tracks every time. ✮"

"Monoment Bass includes a two-layer source section, with all-stereo sources offering rich and evolving sounds. Nothing is static, and all the sources were recorded in triplicate, so there are three different samples per key for additional naturalism and life. The resulting sounds leap out of the speakers and grab hold of your track. Right out of the box and with minimal tweaking, this instrument has authority, weight, heft, power, character. The filter, LFO, and amp are all geared to musicians – you don’t need a degree in synth-geekery to use Monoment Bass – and the effects are designed step-by-step for just this crucial task.

Noise, dirt, magic

Using the aging knob, you can introduce a host of analog-ish imperfections to your bass sound. And a third noise source is available at all times, with multiple organic noise options, to add crunch to the attack or grit to the body of your sound. Add analog distortion, ambience, and tone-shaping in the effects section, and you’ll be surprised by the range of colorful living sounds your track can hold. Monoment, by virtue of its high input quality and carefully selected sculpting options, becomes more than a part of your mix. It’s the very core and heart of your mix."

Moog Modular at PS Audio: Do high resolution systems have to go to 40kHz?

Published on Jun 11, 2019 PS Audio

More synth spotting in a non synth oriented video. This time a Moog 5U modular owned by Gus at PS Audio. Last Friday's video featured the ARP 2600 in a wall and a Roland Juno-106 with custom wood sides.

"The highest resolution systems capable of discerning the most minute of details buried deep in the music are often wonders of reproduction most people have never experienced. Do they have to have ultra bandwidth to work? Have a question you want to ask Paul?

I have finished my memoir! You can go read it now: It's called 99% True and it is chock full of adventures, debauchery, struggles, heartwarming stories, triumphs and failures, great belly laughs, and a peek inside the high-end audio industry you've never known before.

I plan a few surprises for early adopters, so go to and add your name to the list of interested readers. There's an entire gallery of never before seen photos too."

Patch n Tweak

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