MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Future Sound Systems Workshop at Thonk Saturday June 22 - Brighton

via Thonk where you can register.

"This workshop is run by Finlay and Jamie from Future Sound Systems at Thonk in Brighton

Pick a unit and come build it with help from Future Sound Systems. Saturday June 22nd 2019 at Thonk in Brighton.


The workshop is at Thonk HQ in Brighton on Saturday June 22nd 2019, please arrive at 9.30am. Thonk is an inclusive and gender positive environment. The workspace is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. If you have any special needs or access requirements of any kind please do let us know in advance and we will try our very best to accommodate you. We welcome anyone over the age of 11 to attend, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring I.D. if you are under 18 and unaccompanied.
The Thonk office is only an 8 minute walk from Brighton train station, we’ll send you more details once your order is placed. We provide everything you need, kits, tools and tuition.

Free hot drinks provided."

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, on Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Donghyuk Heo

"From Bach's Well-tempered Clavier"

Patched: Mutable Instruments Rings x 2, Clouds, Squarp Instruments Pyramid, intellijel Quad VCA, Doepfer A-138s Mini Stereo Mixer, and intellijel uJack.

New KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack & Tabletop Synthesizer

Published on Jun 9, 2019 Les Sondiers - In via AHC

"Masami de Kodamo présente son EssenceFM, un synthétiseur FM en rack/tabletop à 300 voies de polyphonie et 16 parties multitimbrales.

Plus d'infos sur le produit :

Interview enregistrée dans le cadre du Synthfest France 2019."

"We are proud to announce the EssenceFM, our modern high-end synthesizer dedicated to FM synthesis !

It features the super powerful VFM engine (Variable Frequency Modulation) we designed, allowing flexibility in sound design and a lot of polyphony.

We are huge FM synthesis fans, but were disappointed with ergonomics and limitations we found in all FM synths. That's how the EssenceFM is born. It follows a very graphical approach to make sound editing fun and easy : operator's outputs are shown in real time during playback, envelopes are displayed as editable graphical curves, operators can be drag&drop to build the algorithm, waveforms are editable...

The EssenceFM aims for simplicity without sacrifying power.

Main features :
Free algorithm design using drag&drop
User-editable waveforms (free drawing & wave import)
300 voice polyphony (6-op FM voice with filter)
Up to 128 layered/splitted voices per patch
Graphical envelopes
Useable as a rack or table-top module
2 integrated effects processors
Professional sound quality with 32-bit DSPs, 24-bit DAC, >100dB SNR
Ultra fast boot time (< 3 seconds) Upgradable firmware"

Pictured: Drag&Drop operators!

Buchla and Serge

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Todd Barton

"You talkin’ to me?!"

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular: ESP-20 Processor & Hex Phaser Modules

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Voltage Modular

"The ESP-20 module replicates the unique pitch and envelope tracking capabilities of a famous 70s Japanese monosynth and opens the door to many creative possibilities."

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular: Hex Phaser

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Voltage Modular

"Hex Phaser for Voltage Modular takes the standard phaser effect and adds tons of awesome features for endless colors and tonal variations. These include individually switchable stages and feedback insert point, as well as extensive modulation, taking it FAR beyond the standard "two-knob special" stomp box."

Moog The Source Vintage Analog Synth SN 1171x

via this auction

"Sounds amazing, as you'd expect. This was serviced by James Walker about four years ago and it's been spot on ever since."

Waldorf: Complete Eurorack System

via this auction

"kb37, nw1, mod1, vcf1, dvca1

Waldorf Eurorack keyboard with four Waldorf modules, Moog gig bag and seven, count-em, seven hp of free space!"

Beats and Bytes // Summit // 13 June 2019 4PM PST

Published on Jun 13, 2019 NovationTV

"Watch as we go live with the new Summit, 16 voice synthesizer. We will cover all of the unique features and answer your questions so you can get better acquainted with this new monster of a synth."

"The Brazilian" by Genesis cover with the Modal Electronics 002 synthesizer

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Sean Christopher Evoking Emotion with Synthesizers

"Just for, as they say, '$hits and giggles' I decided if it were possible to do a proper rendition of my absolute favorite Genesis track, 'The Brazilian' using only one of my synths. As some of you know, I am blessed to own a few fantastic synths, but only one of them was able to satisfactorily pull this heavy percussive piece off - The Modal Electronics 002! kfhkh At first wasn't sure I would even be able to coax out enough satisfying sound from my 002 to cover this complex synth and percussion song, but with a little time and effort I'm very pleased with the end result. I only used reverb, delay, and EQ with the tracks I recorded to Cubase from the Modal 002. I hope you enjoy it as much as I had in recreating this brilliant Genesis treasure."

Prophet REV2 | In the Valley

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Alex Ball

"A demo that a number of people have been asking me to do for about six months, so I'm hoping it does the instrument justice.

The DSi Prophet REV2 (2017) is the successor to the Prophet 08 (2007) that was itself the comeback Prophet synth after Sequential had closed their doors thirty years prior.

Its heritage is legendary with the Prophet~5, Prophet~10, Prophet T8 and Prophet VS being a few of its relatives. It's also in good company with modern siblings such as the Prophet 12, Prophet~6 and Prophet X/XL.

Whilst it can do decent "classic" analogue sounds, retro patches would underplay all the modern things the REV2 can do. The 3 envelopes / 4 LFOs and comprehensive mod matrix combined with modern connectivity and synchronization make it a very convenient workhorse and I imagine players and engineers would have dreamed of functionality like it when the original Prophets were in their heyday.

You can stack patches, but the voice count halves when you do that. As mine is the 8-voice version that leaves me with 4-voices in that respect, but I worked around it. There's a kit to upgrade to 16-voice which is on my (long) list of things to do.

I used a combination of my own patches, some tweaked factory presets, some live playing, some midi and some tempo-synced grooves from the poly and gated sequencers. I used some onboard FX but also recorded some parts dry and added FX in my DAW.

Instruments used:
Prophet REV2 (all synth sounds)
Abbey Road Modern Drums (Drums)
Some miscellaneous drum samples

Some of the pictures of the other Prophets were taken by others back when we did "The History of the Prophet Synthesizer" last year. If you haven't seen that one:" The History of the Prophet Synthesizer

Daniel Miller - live modular set @SUPERBOOTH19

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Superbooth Official

"Daniel Miller with one of his very rare modular live-sets.

The founder of the legendary label Mute Records played on the second day of SUPERBOOTH19 on the Seaside Stage, attracting many visitors of the trade fair to the outdoor area. He took the audience with him on a journey from gentle ambient worlds to pulsating drone territory. And then it started to rain."

Synthesized - Computers & Synthesizers Event Set for June 22 & 23 in Cambridge

via The Centre for Computing History

"Synthesized celebrates the computer and synthesiser - and how the two technologies grew up together.

The two technologies have crossed paths many times since the CSIRAC mainframe played the 'Colonel Bogey March' in 1951. The mighty Fairlight CMI, the PPG and the humble Dragon 32 both share the same processor - as do the Moog Source, Prophet-5 and the ZX Spectrum.

By 1990, the Atari ST found its way into almost every recording studio. Technologies from the flagship Yamaha DX7 and Roland D-50 found their way into almost every PC sound card of the 1990s. Today, modern computers can emulate almost any classic synthesiser with near perfect accuracy.

Without computers we wouldn’t have FM, wavetable, additive and phase distortion synthesis - or even be able to save the sounds on our analog synthesiser.

Last year we were lucky enough to have a Fairlight CMI, a PPG Waveterm and a Greengate DS4 together in the same room. We even had Colin Holgate from Greengate and John Molloy from 80s band Mainframe to demonstrate it to us!

This year we hope the event will be even bigger, even better, even noisier and will have more wonderful synthesisers for everyone to see and use! To get you all in the mood, here's some pictures from last year's event."

Gorgeous PPG setup, including a rare Waveterm and Processor Keyboard FD.

You can find a few previous posts featuring Synthesized including video via the Synthesized label.


U281 from Grain Bastard on Vimeo.

TT-303, OP-1, Particle, 0-Coast, MD SPS-1

Techno - More sounds at and

303 acting as master clock, also triggering OP-1 drum loaded with some string samples from the radio via Miditech USB host. MD providing drums and also a midi out to 0-coast. Bit of delay from Alesis mixer and Particle effecting 303.

Cyclone Analogic TT-78

via this auction

DSI, Intellijel, Mutable Instruments, Tiptop, Alyseum Eurorack Modules

A few eurorack modules listed from a supporting member of the site. You can find them all here.

Dave Smith Instruments DSM01 Curtis Filter Module
Intellijel Rubicon
Mutable Instruments Clouds
Mutable Instruments Braids
Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot
Intellijel uStep
Intellijel uStep II
Alyseum MS-812 Midi CV

EXCLUSIVE! Arturia Pigments 1.2 First Look

Published on Jun 13, 2019 CatSynth TV

"An exclusive first look at the newly released version 1.2 of Arturia's Pigments software synth.

New features include:
* 3rd Combinate operator (combine and modify other operators for unique control sources)
* Remap mode for all Combinate operators
* Microtuning tables
* "Super" unison mode for wavetables (e.g., "Supersaw")
* Aftertouch curve setting
* Separate clock dividers for each arpeggiator/sequencer track
* 50 new presets

From Arturia's website:
Pigments features a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, or import your own.What you do next is up to you. Experiment with 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, and 3 function generators. Assign modulators to animate your sound, and breathe life into it. Add controlled, or totally wild random changes to any parameter with a Turing probability generator. Run it through 2 filters, with any combination of iconic analog filters or modern formant and surgeon filters you want. Process your patch with exciting contemporary effects like wavefolder and multifilter, or vintage studio reverbs, delays, and EQs.

For more synthesizer demos, please subscribe to CatSynth TV and visit"

And from Arturia:

Pigments 1.2 Free Update | Overview

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Arturia

"🎦 | Pigments 1.2 - Overview

#Pigments is a vibrant, intense, and modern synth that’s inspiring, hugely powerful, and great fun.

This FREE update to version 1.2, features new sounds, new abilities, and we’ve made a special discount just for those who doesn't already own it."


Published on Jun 13, 2019 ULTIMATE PATCHES

"256 Original High Quality Patches for the Roland D-05! (compatible with D-50 / V-Synth)
SPRING INTO SUMMER SALE Starting at $24.99 @ [see the site for other synths as well!]

Drums (unless noted) are programmed drum machines/samples."

EMEAPP - vintage synthesizer collection tour - Waveshaper TV Ep.15

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Waveshaper Media

"A tour of some of Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project (EMEAPP)'s mind-blowing collection of vintage synthesizers and electronic music instruments, with EMEAPP Founder and President Vince Pupillo, and Associate Director Vince Pupillo Jr."



Published on Jun 13, 2019 Station 252

"Algorithm #1 on Tape Echo card for Tiptop Audio Z-DSP FX processor"

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Excellent condition original Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev. 3.3 synthesizer with heavy-duty Anvil road case. Serviced by Wine Country Sequential May 2019 with the following: fresh back-up battery, new bypass capacitors, new diodes, new SRAM, all new Pratt-Read rubber keystop bushings. Cleaned potentiometers and key contacts. Reloaded factory patches. Tuned & scaled. Includes original Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Owners's Manual in original binder, and original back-up cassette tape. MIDI control kit was installed by Wine Country. Additional patch cassette with 200 programs and tri-fold directory of additional patches also included. From Journey to Talking Heads, The Cars to Radiohead, this is the classic synthesizer that shaped rock & roll in the 80's."

Ciat-Lonbarde Tocante Phashi

10ii19 phashi + generative modular meditation Published on Feb 12, 2019 Jacob Wolos

via this auction

"Dude. Peter Blasser is a master. If you've stumbled onto this listing, chances are you know what this baby does. If not, go check out Hainbach's youtube channel! He is a huge proponent of this company's gear, and he'll make you fall in love.

This little synth is truly the most unique, organic-mimicking sound-maker I've ever seen. Interacting with it is intoxicating, like playing a well-aged cello."

Moog Realistic MG-1 Synthesizer w/ Mods

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog Plus

via this auction

Ensoniq SPM-1 Sampled Piano Module SN SPM-10148-B

via this auction

Not the best cosmetic condition, but I've only seen one before back in 2013.

Oberheim OB-1

via this auction

Roland TB-303 SN 231700

via this auction

Korg Prophecy

via this auction

Live Stream 13 June 2019 B.I.T. sound creating

Started streaming 18 minutes ago Rob Papen

"Diving more into B.I.T."

App Sound microKorg Inspirator

Published on Jun 13, 2019 APP SOUND

"Keep fresh with your microKorg! "Inspirator" is a solid set with over 100 programs for Korg microKorg (S). Find bread and butter sounds for live gigs as well as new arpeggiator stuff for making great tracks in your studio."

New ContinuuCon 2019 Presentations

Net set of presentations added to the playlist here. Note I moved the second Roger Linn presentation up under the first, and I moved the first Randy George, Keith Handy, Jesse Chappell - Custom Interfaces down before part 2.

Hands-on with Polyend Medusa (no talking, sound workflow)

Published on Jun 13, 2019 Peter Kirn

"A few minutes spent improvising on the Polyend Medusa - the hybrid polysynth featuring both digital/wavetable oscillators and pad control and analog oscillators and filter from Dreadbox.

Here's the basic approach to sound design workflow - dialing in and layering different analog and digital oscillators, playing with wavetables, shaping envelopes and filter, adding FM (including on the filter), and assigning modulation."

Synclavier Go! RSL New Horizons Sound Pack Demo

Published on Jun 13, 2019 redskylullaby

"Demo of Sounds from my New Horizons Sound Pack included in Synclavier Go! iPad App
Played on CME XKey Air sending Bluetooth Midi to the iPad"

Arturia MicroFreak first impressions and quick tutorial

Published on Jun 13, 2019 once upon a synth

"Arturia sent me a MicroFreak to play with so in this video I'm going to browse through some presets, give you a tour of the interface and share my general thoughts and first impressions about this synth. This is a hybrid synth with a digital multi-type oscillator and an analog filter. It's paraphonic and contains a sequencer and arp. The keyboard is a touch plate instead of the traditional keyboard type."

AJH Synth Minimod Voice with delay/VCO/Minimod Transistor Ladder filter/Minimod Contour generators

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hello Guys,
today I have a movie with the use of AJH Synth modules.
This is an amazing modules that gives the sound power of a synthesizer and a strongly inspired and basically reproduced early sound of the Minimoog model D called as Minimod.
Here, I showed a small demo with a sequencer and delay as it prefers the sound itself in a higher party
VCO is strong but I used two Minimod VCO -Vintage transistor core vco ladder filter Minimod Transistor Ladder filter and Minimod Contour generators perfectly reproduced ADSR with minimoog model D.
so you know, you get the sound of minimoog in modular eurorack and they create magic and push your productions to a higher level"

Nord Modular G2x Part. 1

Published on Jun 12, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Nord Modular G2x videos

KORG Volca Percussion Kit: Just Sounds Demo

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Noisegate

"Check out our KORG Volca Percussion Kit 'Just Sounds Demo' featuring the Volca Kick, the Volca Beats and the New Volca Drum all mixed and synced with the Volca Mix."

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