MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Novation to Host Beats & Bytes Session on the Summit Synthesizer Tomorrow 4PM PST

via Novation:

"You've seen the news, now watch it live! For our next Beats and Bytes livestream we will be showing off our new two-part, 16-voice, and 61-key polyphonic synthesiser: Summit.

We will be going live on 13 June 2019 at 4PM PST on the Novation YouTube Channel. Check out the schedule and links to the livestream below:

Check out the schedule and links to the livestream below:

(0:00 – 5:00) - Introduction to Summit

(5:00 – 10:00) - Multitimbral Mode

(10:00 – 15:00) - Dual Filters

(15:00 – 20:00) - Envelope Looping

(20:00 – 25:00) - Audio Input

(25:00 - 30:00) Q & A"

Note, I will be posting the video here on MATRIXSYNTH, but for those who want to ask any questions during the Q&A, you will want to head over to YouTube during the live stream.

Empress Reverb Eurorack Conversion by Million Machine March

via Million Machine March where you'll find addition details.

"All circuitry is custom to each conversion and calibrated accordingly. There can be differences between pedals I find. Very unusual for a digital pedal. Conversions can be like that. Each one is unique and satisfying in its own way."

Beautiful conversion.

Moog Grandmother - Quick Jam

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Moog BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

It's springtime and nature is blooming, growing and moving. So with that in mind we explore the sonic nature of the Moog Grandmother!

The Moog Grandmother is inspired by classic Moog modular synthesizers, harkening back to the discovery and experimentation of Moog's modular roots. Grandmother features a completely analog sound engine, modulation engine, and onboard spring reverb tank, along with an easy-to-use arpeggiator and sequencer. While capable of highly complex sounds and modulation via creative patching and exploration, Grandmother's semi-modular design requires no patching to function. Grandmother also makes an ideal analog audio processor for external sound sources and a powerful keyboard front end for another semi-modular synth or eurorack modular system.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Moog Grandmother synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Squarp Hermod Sequencing Manther Growl & Drums

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Squarp's Hermod is a powerful option for sequencing your eurorack as well as sending midi out to other gear or even turning external midi into CV. The sequencer has 8 tracks with independent track length and built in midi effects for adding ratcheting and probability as well as other effects.

The synth line is made with a Malekko Manther Growl run through Qu-Bit's Prism. The Manter Growl is the synth voice from the Manther as a eurorack module with added CV controls and outputs for each waveform. The Prism is a stereo processor that combines comb filter, decimating and filtering effects into one with a freeze option built into the delay of the comb filter.

The kick drum is from Befaco's Kickall, snare is Intellijel's Plonk and hats are from WMD's Fracture. Everything is mixed together with Warm Star's Fragment."


Published on Jun 12, 2019 mishpult

#elektron #digitone #digitakt #heat

Buchla 261e Transformations

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Todd Barton

"Sending lots of different control voltages into the Buchla 261e Waveform Generator and exploring its modulation modes..."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #70: JVC KB-500 - Song 1

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the KB-500. You might ask now, what the heck is a JVC KB-500? Well, it's a stereo keyboard from the early 80s. But the sound section seems to be fully analog. And it sounds surprisingly beautiful. Just that it's not possible make any changes to the preset sounds. But that hasn't stoped me to do some ambient with it ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
KB-500 - Zoom MS-70CDR - Alesis Ampliton - Alesis Philtre - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

HMMPatternGenerator - New Pattern Generator for Kyma 7.25

HMMPatternGenerator from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

Generate sequences based on the patterns discovered in your MIDI files

CHAMPAIGN — June 12, 2019 — Symbolic Sound today released a new module that generates endlessly evolving sequences based on the patterns it discovers in a MIDI file. HMMPatternGenerator, the latest addition to the library of the world's most advanced sound design environment, is now available to sound designers, musicians, and researchers as part of a free software update: Kyma 7.25.

Composers and sound designers are masters of pattern generation — skilled at inventing, discovering, modifying, and combining patterns with just the right mix of repetition and variation to excite and engage the attention of a listener. HMMPatternGenerator is a tool to help you discover the previously unexplored patterns hidden within your own library of MIDI files and to generate endlessly varying event sequences, continuous controllers, and new combinations based on those patterns.

What can HMMPatternGenerator do for you?

FSFX Custom Shop Fixed Filter Bank - 5U/MU Format

via this auction

"The FSFX Custom Shop Fixed Filter Bank is a modern twist on the Classic Moog 914 Filter Bank. A total of 14 filters are used to create an effect like a graphic equalizer, but with bandpass filters that offer steeper slopes and a tasteful bit of resonance. Active filters are used for excellent signal to noise ratio, and increased output volume.

The Fixed Filter Bank can be used like the fader section of a mixer to blend together different frequency ranges of complex sounds. It can also be used to dial in resonant peaks typically found in nature and acoustic instruments. A wide stereo image can be created by utilizing the Odd and Even Outputs. The Fixed Filter Bank serves a unique and useful purpose for the creative synthesist.
Each module is fully hand assembled in Lawrence, KS.

Lowpass Filter with -24dB/oct Slope
12 Fixed Bandpass Filters with -12dB/octave Slopes
Highpass Filter with -24dB/octave Slope
Attenuator for Each Filter
Low and High Inputs
All, Even, and Odd Outputs
1% Metal Film Film Resistors
Polyester Film Capacitors
Wurth Electrolytic Capacitors
Alpha Pots
¼” Switchcraft Jacks
4u Wide MU Format
Module Depth = 3.125 in.
Yusynth Fixed Filter Bank PCB
Current Use: 15V = 70 mA; -15V = 70 mA
dotcom Power Header"

FSFX is Free State FX.

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 372820

via this auction

Slow Music - Eurorack: Teletype, Cursus Iteratas, Morphagene, Norns Loom , Ipad Zeeon

Published on Jun 12, 2019 junklight

"a slower paced piece. Getting to grips the small eurorack row I put together.

You also get to see how untidy my office is......."

Garbage In Groove Out - KlirrFactory module for VCV Rack (Overview)

Published on Jun 8, 2019 TheKlirrfaktor

"Garbage In is a randomly switched 8 channel stereo Mixer/VCA with Ramp In/Out, Random Pan Width and a RandomSilence function. Check this video to see what it's good or bad for ^^
Garbage In is available @ (check the editions)."

KlirrFactory Wonky DrumSEQ - Organic Drum Sequencer for VCV Rack (DEMO)

Published on May 28, 2019 TheKlirrfaktor

"Wonky DrumSEQ is a 16 step, 5 track drum sequencer for VCV Rack which let’s you set probabilities for every sequenced step. Every successful sequenced step allows you to set the probability between 2 outputs – so you can use 2 different sounds (i.e. 2 kicks changing randomly). You can choke tracks, change the probability for all sequenced steps (for all tracks), fix steps - so they will be played even if the overall probability is set to 0. All this combined with the Wonky Clock section let’s you make very organic and unique grooves with a few clicks. Wonky DrumSEQ is available @"

Strymon Volante vs Elektron Digitone

Published on Jun 12, 2019 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

#Digitone #StrymonVolante #StrymonBluesky

Ever since the digitone keys was released I have been a extremely intrigued by using the digitone as a normal synth not using the elektron style sequencing.. adding some Strymon love to the mix while giving this a shot felt like the right thing to do. :) Reface CP is just acting as a MIDI keyboard.

Gear used: Elektron Digitone (no internal FX) / Reface CP MIDI keyboard
Strymon Volante, Drum style delay + Strymon Blue Sky Long Room Shimmer.

All is recorded straight to the Zoom H5.

For a detailed walkthrough and HQ sound files, check out my patreon page.


Random*Source Serge DUSG Overview Videos by Learning Modular

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Learning Modular

"On its surface, the Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) is just a pair of slew generators, with separate rise and fall times. In reality, it can be configured and cross-patched to perform a number of different functions, including envelope generator (from AD to multi-stage), LFO, VCO, subharmonic divider, waveshaper (including filter-like responses), and even an envelope follower. Each of the movies in this playlist demonstrate one of those functions.

In this set of movies, I’ll be using the Serge-authorized Random*Source Eurorack version that includes many popular modifications and upgrades to the original Serge module; some of these techniques can also be used with other slope and function generator modules like Maths, Rampage, Falistri, and more.

These movies are part of the extended version of the Learning Modular online Eurorack Expansion course:

For even more information about modules like these (including optional access to my courses) as well as many other modular-related topics, please consider joining my Learning Modular Patreon channel:"


1. Random*Source Serge DUSG 1/7: Overview & Slew (LMS EE)
This first movie gives an overview of the DUSG, including default settings so you don’t get lost before you get started. Then I’ll demonstrate using it as a slew generator, including how to create different response curves by using its built in control voltage feedback.

00:00 introduction
00:55 initial settings
01:30 setting up the patch
03:05 slewing a sample & hold
04:09 changing the shape
2. Random*Source Serge DUSG 2/7: Envelope Generator (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be patched and configured to perform as a pair of attack/decay or attack/release generators. The two sides can also be cross-patched to create more complex envelope shapes, such as ADASR:

00:00 initial setup
00:54 attack/decay envelope
01:56 voltage control of Rise and Fall times
03:25 envelope shapes
07:13 attack/sustain/release envelope
07:51 end of cycle output
08:31 patching serial complex envelopes
11:31 parallel complex envelopes
3. Random*Source Serge DUSG 3/7: LFOs (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be configured to function as an LFO with variable wave shape. You can also cross-patch both sides to create more complex shapes:

00:00 initial setup
00:23 patching the LFO function
01:10 bipolar (BP) output on the R*S DUSG
02:14 Cycle switch on the R*S DUSG
02:34 wave shapes
03:13 patching complex LFO shapes
4. Random*Source Serge DUSG 4/7: VCOs (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be configured to function as a VCO with pulse and variable wave shape outputs:

00:00 initial setup
00:42 pulse wave oscillator on the R*S DUSG
03:07 variable waveshape oscillator
5. Random*Source Serge DUSG 5/7: Subharmonic Generator (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be patched to create subharmonics – including suboctaves – from another oscillator’s square wave. These can track the keyboard, with the harmonic division depending on the Rise and Fall times as well as the frequency of the guide oscillator:

00:00 initial setup
00:41 square wave subharmonic generator
01:28 variable waveshape subharmonics
6. Random*Source Serge DUSG 6/7: Waveshaper (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be patched to act as a variable waveshaper for another oscillator. The new shape can track the keyboard, can vary depending on the note you are playing, or can be enveloped to create filter-like effects:

00:00 initial setup
00:21 tracking waveshaper
02:43 note-dependent waveshaping
03:25 enveloped waveshaper
7. Random*Source Serge DUSG 7/7: Envelope Follower (LMS EE)
The Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) and some of its derivatives can be patched to act as a rough envelope follower:

00:00 initial setup
00:45 basic envelope following
02:24 refining the resulting envelope

Non Biological Entities Sample Pack OUTSIDER SOUND DESIGN

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Non Biological Entities is a sample pack created using an Ieaskul F. Mobenthey eurorack synthesizer as the only sound source. It features a highly unique selection of percussion, noise, texture, and abstract sounds. 300 samples in total. 96k sample rate, 24 bit wav files.

Available for purchase at"

Polymoog undergoing restoration

Published on Jun 12, 2019 SynthDan1

"In April 2019, against my better judgement, my friend Martin and I purchased a broken Polymoog (but aren't they all?). We've fixed issues with the power supply, octave divider chips, and a multiplexer chip in the resonator section. We've replaced all the LEDs and dismantled, cleaned, and lubricated every single slider. There are still a few minor issues (aren't there always?) but the Polymoog has roared back to life, and you can see and hear how great this instrument has become."

Original LinnDrum LM-2

via this auction

"Linn Drum Original LM-2 in great condition unmodified w/ new battery. Wood panels restored to their original lustre when purchased brand new in the 80's. Every channel fader and knobs cleaned and tested. This unit will be the best one you will ever see on Ebay. This one is ready for the serious collector or ready to go back in the studio for tracking."

USE Audio Plugiator - Minimoog, B3, Lightwave, Vocoder Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"This listing is for a rare USE Audio Plugiator synthesizer. It has the Minimax (Minimoog emulation), B4000 (Hammond B3 emulation) and Lightwave (general wavetable/DWGS emulation) and vocoder synths installed. It runs with 100 presets for each synth (400 total) and plays as a stand alone synthesizer, but can be hooked up to computer to download more synths or do more extensive edditing of the current ones.. It includes a compatible 9v power supply. There are mounting holes on the bottom of the unit. There is no software, keys or paperwork included. Physically it is in great shape and sounds fantastic."

Trax RetroWave R-1 Midi Controlled Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

E-Mu Emulator II

via this auction

"Excellent condition for its age. Everything works as intended, samples, loads disks, filters, etc. Screen replaced last year. Beautiful cosmetically save for a few scuffs. Missing the lowest and highest C keys however they still work. Could use a cleaning as some of the keys/buttons are a tad sticky, shouldn’t be a problem for studio use however. Comes with tons of floppies with some pretty neat samples, mostly various synths."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

via this auction

Respiro LInnstrument short demo

Published on Jun 12, 2019 osixoone sevenone

"Playing Respiro VST for wind controllers, with the Linnstrument 128.
Just showing the expression you can get."

SynthScaper 1.7 Released

SynthScaper - Powerful and creative synth in the pocket Published on Jun 12, 2019 Igor Vasiliev

"Multitimbral, multilayered, special features for experiments with sound.

What's new:

New presets inspired by sound of vintage synths.
Separate ADSR when changing address mask for each voice.
Sequencer can use range of keys defined by keyboard scale.
Marks for hold keys mode for virtual and MIDI keyboard.
Added counter that indicates use samples in presets and scenes.
Visual meter of velocity for MIDI keyboards.
Visual meter of modulation wheel for MIDI keyboards.
MIDI keyboard meters can be disabled in settings.
Oscillators controls have different color labels.
Added text labels on oscillator controls.
Optimization for use on iPhone XR, XS, Max.
Audiobus SDK 3.0.6 updated.
Ableton Link SDK 3.0.5 updated.
Built-in description updated.
Several bugs have been fixed."

KORG WAVESTATION Vector Synthesizer (1990) "Teufelsberg Berlin"

Published on Jun 12, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #KORG #Wavestation #Synthesizer (1990),
played with the Oberheim Xk masterkeyboard controller (1986)
field recording on the Teufelsberg
recording: multi-track, played by hand

All pictures made by me.

On the Teufelsberg in Berlin is a abandoned CIA spionage station from the cold war. A lost place."

ISOLATED Sound Bank for Waldorf Quantum by CO5MA

Published on Jun 12, 2019 CO5MA

"#waldorf #quantum #soundbank
Sound Bank available for preorder - early bird price - on Gumroad:

1 complete Set of Dark & Evolutive pads presets for Waldorf Quantum

This pack brings you expressive, complex and atmospheric pads. The sound bank contains single, layered and sequenced presets. Some samples to be loaded in the Quantum are also included in this pack.

All patches presented here have been hand crafted with love :)"

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