MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Cassette Soundscape (TX Wiggles 47)

Published on Jul 28, 2019 poorness studios

"This is a first take, so it's not perfect... but I like the way it came out. I was messing around with the cassette player I modified and my Juno Gi. It's a definitely moody soundscape.

You can find the tape player mod here: [posted here]

Check out all my TX Wiggles videos here: [posted here]"

'Heatwave' - Minimal Eurorack Modular Jam/performance/improvisation

Published on Jul 28, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Minimal Eurorack Modular Jam/improvisation. Patch breakdown: 1st sound- 3 AJH VCO's, one of which being manually transposed by a Keystep. This is mixed in the Ring SM then sent to the Gemini filter. 2nd sound - The FC White Face filter is being used as a sine wave oscillator, it's pitch is being controlled by a Korg SQ-1 and sent to both the Ladder Filter and the Sonic XV. Gate out from the SQ-1 is triggering the sample & hold on the FC Waver Runner, which is patched to the wave shaping on the Sonic XV. 3rd sound - the White Face is sent to the Ladder filter, and pitch from the Keystep is sent to the filter's frequency input. The filter is self-resonating and pitched to mirror the main melodic VCO, whilst also allowing a little of the other melody (SQ-1) through the filter.

Please consider sponsoring me on Patreon or purchasing my music on Bandcamp to help me fund the continuation of this channel.

Recorded on an iPad using AUM, EOS2 reverb, via an iConnectAUDIO4+
Storm in the background of the video recorded after Thursday's heatwave."

Korg Electribe A EA-1 Analog Modeling MIDI Synthesizer SN 004647

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Rackmount Analogue Synth

via this auction

"As matrix-1000s often do, the unit omits hum from the transformer and case vibration, but the hum is not in the signal path so it never bothered me."

Never heard that before. Anyone confirm?

Roland Boutique Series VP-03 Vocoder Plus

via this auction

"Excellent Roland Boutique Series VP-03 Vocoder Plus Synthesizer Module
Built around a versatile Voice Step Sequencer, the Roland VP-03 Vocoder Plus Synthesizer places 16 steps with six notes apiece, chord memory, and dual ribbon strips at your fingertips for compact vocoding with an armada of functionality.

Vocoder: 16 steps with up to 6 notes each, chord memory,
Sections: Strings, Human Voice, Vocoder, Vibrato, Balance
Hardware: Gooseneck mic
Battey-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and one-touch sound preview
Other Features: input, line/headphone out, MIDI in/out, USB power"

ARP 2600 Replacement Case

A custom replacement case built by MATRIXSYNTH reader Scott.

"Finished up first ARP 2600 keyboard case build from scratch.

Comments appreciated."

I asked if this was a one-off, or if he planned to make them available. He replied, "The first one turned out well enough that if there's interest I will make them available."

If you are interested, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

Rosalyn Tureck - J.S.Bach: Well tempered clavier

Published on Jun 8, 2010 AchillesValda

Wait for it...

"Very interesting story Roslyn Tureck! Here she talks about Bach's famous works as a great inspiration for all other composers throughout music history - twelve-tone system of Arnold Schoenberg, traces in the works of Chopin, Mendelsohn and others ..."

On the Moog Polymoog.

Opus I - Full Album

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Omri Cohen

A new album from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, and VCV Rack guru Omri Cohen.

"In the last couple of months, I've recorded every week a piece of music, practicing and learning my setup, and I thought that maybe it's a good idea to collect a few of those pieces and release them as a sort of a collection album.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

00:00 - Baryon 08:45 - No Coast 15:51 - Inkblot 25:33 - In Vitro 34:32 - Space Modulator 42:18 - Hiss 51:10 - Largo 59:41 - Hindsight

Here is the album on Spotify, iTunes, and such -
Here it is on Bandcamp -"

From the Live Room 3: Roland SH2 and Novation Bass Station II

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Alfonse

"Live jam featuring Ian Bostic on drums and Alfonse on the Novation Bass Station II, as well as the classic Roland SH2 monosynth from 1979. With the tuning of VCO2 going a bit unexpectedly wild on the original jam, I ditched the SH2 bassline and re-recorded it on the Bass Station afterwards, followed by a subtle and understated lead part using the SH2, with effects provided by the Boss CH-1 Super-Chorus pedal and Boss DD7 and Vestax DDX digital delay pedals. Some additional reverb was added to the synths at the mixing stage.

Music (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse and Ian Bostic



From the Live Room 3: Roland SH2 and Novation Bass Station II - Alfonse vs. Ian Bostic"

Song made on Digitone Keys Only! // Compact Creations 013

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"Got a Digitone keys to try out for a few days! First attempt at actually making a song on it :X"

Alesis Fusion 6HD Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Alesis Fusion is a synthesizer workstation packed with features for the modern keyboardist. Released in 2005, Alesis managed to cram four powerful synthesis engines and an 8-track, 24-bit hard disk recorder into the Fusion's sleek, silver frame. The types of synthesis on offer include Sample Playback, FM, Virtual Analog (VA) and Physical Modeling

The Sample Playback engine lets you create four oscillator patches from either ROM multisamples or your own custom samples. Your samples can be recorded in through the dedicated stereo port, or loaded in via compact flash/USB(40 or 80 GB). Import of WAV and SoundFont is supported, opening up a massive world of sounds. 64MB of RAM, expandable to 192MB, plenty for most sound design and live applications. Your samples can then be shaped using the Fusion's plethora of filter types, envelopes, and its massive mod matrix – nearly anything can be routed anywhere!
The six-operator FM engine can give you those DX-type sounds, full of character. The VA engine is very powerful, with many similarities to the Ion/Micron line! There are three oscillators with multiple wave shapes, FM, Sync, PWM and 20 different filter types including lowpass, bandpass, highpass and a 4-band EQ for every patch. The Physical Modeling section includes both a Wind and a Reed model, and while not amazingly realistic, they can be abused to create some very strange pads!"

Kawai GMega Genaral Midi Synthesizer Module SN 497574

via this auction

"Kawai GMEGA Genaral Midi synthesizer module 32 voice. Condition is good used only in home studio rack. Some scratches from rack and one crack in plastic bottom around a screw. Full functioning and comes with original manual and generic power supply.

128 single sounds
7 Drum Kits
128 Percussion Sounds
2 ROM banks
1 RAM bank

Don't let the small size fool you! This thing has a lot of great 90 s area sounds and is a great addition for your home studio if you still like hardware!!!! It also is classified as a General MIDI instrument. Google that !!!"

Yamaha TG-300 Synth Module SN KYO1095

via this auction

Black Panel Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309

via this auction

Twisted Electrons therapKid SID Synth - C64 Chip Tunes

via this auction

"All the sounds of the c64 in one little box."

Not this is the therapKid and not therapSid. You can find an overview and details on the therapKid here.

Vintage Casio CZ1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

1984 Akai AX-80 Restored & Future Proofed w/ Latest Tauntek Firmware

via this auction

"Whoa, what an under-rated analogue BEAST ! We proudly present to you the 8-voice Curtis chip Akai AX-80 !

Our technicians have lovingly restored this unit and future-proofed it so that it's good for another 40 years !

ALSO, this unit features the wonderful upgraded OS from Tauntek--latest version.

All functions tested, re-tested, and tested a third time. Everything works 100%.

The AX-80 was made popular by Mark Bell (LFO) on Bjork's Homogenic."

ARP Omni-2 Model 2400 3-Section Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Omni 2 is in excellent working condition. It sounds fantastic. It is in good looking condition. The sliders all work properly but are not super smooth. This Omni was gone through and updated by Borish Electonics who I bought it from."

Roland Juno-106 w/ Red Pitch Bender Stick

via this auction

Recently serviced and restored.
All sliders replaced
Upgraded all 6 voice chips
Bender replaced module upgraded.
Upgraded 2 prong inlet to 3 prong inlet.

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 010730213

via this auction

"As you may know, the knobs Waldorf used do not have a great reputation for longevity, and even worse is the fact that they are very hard to come by. Therefore I am including 2 spare knobs with it."

Note you can pick up the newer ALBS style Waldorf knobs that do not have this problem at Modular Addict. They are also a bit of an upgrade in looks.  Check out this post for what happens to the original knobs over time and what the ALBS knobs look like on an XTk.

Buchla Music Easel Roman Clone

via this auction

Roman Filippov, not the Romans.

"Buchla Music Easel Clone with a custom case made Boops on mw. Comes with a bunch of banana cables, a reverb tank inside the case, and power in the case.

Everything works as it should, but the touch keyboard can be a little fidgety depending on power."

Eventide Rose vs Moog Moogerfooger 104M

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Starsky Carr

"Two lovely sounding delay units - started off as a vs and ended with them complimenting each other perfectly... an expensive way to make a stereo delay :)"

Visage Twist with the Roland XP50 and JP-08

Published on Jul 28, 2019 JMPSynth

"Loosely based on a favourite classic; Fade to Grey by Midge Ure/Visage, a track recorded using mainly the Roland XP50 and JP-08 synths."

2019/07 - Sahara Pulse

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Stereoping

"Starting out as a simple testsong for a midified TR-606 in a custom case, this midi-arrangement exercise went somehow oriental and even epic in the end. The solo is played by the PULScar with slight realtime modulations to bring some live into the sound. Finally found the time to make a neat sticker for the frontpanel. The ensemble also contains a modded Alesis HR-16 with custom EPROMS holding oriental percussion. The big knob is for downpitching the whole machine, demoed at 3:52. Other gear: Roland Juno 6 (Bass) & JV1080 (Strings, Brass), Kawai K4 (Brass) and the Waldorf Microwave (.. well, some synth sound). Footage shows the realtime sound editing, some fotos, studio flyovers and score screengrabs."

omsonic & dBs Music - Stochastic Inspiration Generator - COMING SOON !

Published on Jul 28, 2019 omsonic

"COMING SOON ! The Stochastic Inspiration Generator ! Its a unique module that responds to your probabilistic musical direction but you don’t play ‘on’ it, you duet with it by starting with the fundamental musical atoms and controlling how likely different pitch, duration, octave and transition events will be using its controls."

via Omsonic:

"What Is It ?

not a traditional sequencer – it doesn’t repeat itself (unless you tell it to!)
not a probability sequencer – you don’t program fixed steps for variation
not a random source – you can control what it will do (within limits)
not a chaotic source – identical initial conditions don’t produce identical output

Stochastic is an Inspiration Generator ! Its a unique sequencer module that responds to your probabilistic musical direction but you don’t play ‘on’ it, you duet with it by starting with the fundamental musical atoms and controlling how likely different pitch, duration, octave and transition events will be using its controls.


Each event Stochastic generates has its pitch, octave, duration, onset, offset, portamento and ratchet set by probability controls. You can exert as much or as little control over what the next event will be as you wish. This could be very simple (e.g. raise C, E, G and 1/16 to 100% and you have a random arpeggiator kicking out constant 1/16 ) or something much more interesting…

Stochastic leverages tonal harmony by exploiting its statistical hierarchy of pitches: some notes turn up a lot, some not so much, some not at all. Being ‘in’ C Major means having lots of Cs, quite a lot of Gs and Es, a few Fs, some Ds, As and Bs, but no C#s, D#s, F#s, G#s, A#s. Set the note probabilities accordingly and Stochastic will spontaneously jam in C Major. Shift the probabilities, and you morph the tonality, key or mode they define into new tonal landscapes.

Vult Freak: Manifold Filter for Eurorack

Published on Jul 28, 2019 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This is a quick overview of all the filters included in the Vult Freak filter for Eurorack."


"Stereo filter containing the following filter models:

This version includes the following filter models:
Tangents - Steiner-Parker filter containing three different variations.
Lateralus - Ladder filter.
Nurage - Low pass gate / Borg filter.
Ferox - CMOS filter.
Vortex - Russian fitler.
Unstabile - Circuit bent State Variable filter.
Stabile - State Variable filter.
Rescomb - Resonant Comb filter.
Vorg - MS-20 style filter."

Organelle M, Orac 2, and a comparison to Organelle 1 (Review and tutorial)

Published on Jul 28, 2019 loopop

"It's interesting to compare the price drop on the original Organelle on Reverb running up to the release of Organelle M and immediately thereafter"

Microfreak - Tiny Overture Nº 11

Published on Jul 28, 2019 JAde Wii

Patches & Sample Packs ♡

Robaux SWT16+ vs. Sample Drum

Published on Jul 28, 2019 robaux

"Did you know that the trigger outputs of the Robaux SWT16+ can also be used to control CV inputs? Of course, there are only low or high. See the sequencer in action with the Sample Drum, playing a sliced loop from an old hiphop #vinyl."

Flipping bitch ? Drum drone generator

Published on Jul 28, 2019 paul tas

Do you find the name of this module offensive, crude? This one had me wondering what is/was the most offensively named module or piece of gear out there. Metasonix definitely covers crude. The reason for the name Flipping bitch is given below.

via Error Instruments

"Is a drone drum generator .

You can use it as drums .

but also as a drone.

6x different oscilators
that you can crosmodulate
with each other
with built-in low pas gate.
vactrol based. and for
and super snare sound or tom drum

The name flipping bitch is name like a I kind of French toast . That’s the people in Holland use for breakfast It’s called. wentelteefje ?. If you translate this it will be flipping bitch ."

Synth DIY - Wiring the Thomas Henry Quad Bass++

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Sergio Gonzalez

"This is an update video at about halfway through the process. At this point its common for fatigue to set in, but hopefully you'll get some encouragement from this video to keep at it. In a project like this you're likely to find situations that the instructions have no advice for, like how to connect all the ground wires together properly, or connecting a capacitor across two pots without a PCB for structure. It's easy to get stuck at this point and give up on the project, but try to just use what techniques you do know to find a solution and move forward."

R-MONO Lab Maker Faire Tokyo 2019出展作品紹介

Published on Jul 27, 2019 R-MONO Lab

Funny. I don't think I've seen "live" or "hot" soldering before - soldering with the unit powered and running. It's almost like he's soldering in permanent triggers on a step sequencer. Imagine having to do that every time you wanted to change a sequence!


R-MONO Labは、某楽器メーカーのもの作り同好会(部活)です。部員同士の交流をしながら、ものづくりイベントでの作品発表など制作活動をしています。創作分野は特定せず「作りたいものを作ろう」をモットーとしています。設立は2014年末。 MFT2015〜2018、ommf2016〜2018などに出展。第3回ソレコン入賞。創造都市ネットワークでの講演、展示会、ワークショップなどの活動も行っています"


"The latest version (V5) of" Synthe Senjin Synth "which realized unique sound by" by wave transmutator "before. New recorder pipe organ that automates the pump. "Programmable bear's tonpy" that bear's cute stuffed toy plays destructive rhythm. A "wood tank" where electronic fish swims. We will also conduct hands-on with the revolutionary electronic musical instrument "Ney Musical Instrument Soldering Synthesizer" played by soldering.

R-MONO Lab is a craftsmanship association (club activity) for a certain group of musical instruments. While interacting with other members, we are producing activities such as presenting work at manufacturing events. The motto is "Let's make what you want to make" without specifying the field of creation. Established at the end of 2014. Exhibited at MFT 2015-2018, ommf 2016-2018, etc. 3rd Solecon Prize. We also conduct activities such as lectures, exhibitions and workshops in the creation city network."

Behringer Teases New LinnDrum in Making the MJ Thriller Sound Video

Published on Jul 27, 2019 BEHRINGER

The tease comes in at 2:55.

"Making an MJ inspired song with the Model-D, Deepmind 12 and RD-8."

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