MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Announcing KORG Gadget for Mac 2.5 | Plugins 2.5 | for iOS 4.5

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Korg

First announced here, the SEGA & TAITO update for KORG Gadget has arrived.

"SEGA, TAITO, KORG : A major update of KORG Gadget 2 with 3 new gadgets.

A new KORG Gadget 2 update has come with 3 new gadgets! Otorii and Ebina, the long-awaited future-retro sound modules created in collaboration with Sega and Taito, and Warszawa, the powerful wavetable synthesizer developed from the core of the ELECTRIBE Wave. All are now available in all KORG Gadget 2 series.

Get all these unique sounds and feel their power, right now: a special summer sale is being held, where most of KORG applications/plugins including these 3 items are available at up to 50% off. (Sale ends on August 31)"

Details on each previously posted here.

Sensel Morph Customizable MPE Controller Demonstration

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Peter Nyboer from Sensel came by our shop to demonstrate the Sensel Morph touch controller and its various overlays. He goes through many different uses for the Morph and discusses how the programming and customization of the controller works.

Sensel Morph available here:"

ErbeVerb perc

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"A little exploration . . . for more info on this patch and other tutorials join my Patreon page at:"

itijik Production Club

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH member itijik has announced a new production club through his Patreon site. Details follow:

"The purpose of the itijik Production Club is to help all members constantly improve their sound and music, spark inspiration to release more music, reach individual goals, achieve commercial success if desired by the truly dedicated. Good sht. But sometimes even the most talented can lose the “good sht” in the details. I hope the positive vibe, direction and schedule of the club will also help push through mental and creative blocks for those struggling in some way. I’ll be providing samples, tools, stems, and presets to play/work with each month, and eventually I will be streaming production live with chat and Q&A!

There’s monthly song challenges in what I’m calling The Chop Shop. This is a monthly showcase and promotion of club member’s work. They also serve as a way to practice and share new song and production ideas. No doubt this community will be supportive of each other, give constructive feedback, share samples and get some collaborations going.

Here’s how the Chop Shop works:
itijik and other members will add any of their own royalty free samples they want for that month’s sample pool. These can be anything from a professionally recorded bass line, to a dog fart recorded on your phone. These will be made available to all members without any strings attached, and your output will be fully owned by you. No worry of sample clearance or ownership getting in the way, if you happen to make a masterpiece in the process.

Participating members will then have a month to work on a piece of music using ONLY the samples taken from the pool. This could be very challenging, depending on the sample pool. Anyone looking for improvement in music production should see this as a huge opportunity to showcase yourself and your ideas, learn new techniques and tools, keep your production schedule moving and inspired, and a way to network with similarly motivated creatives. Some dope collaborations and projects are inevitable!

I will share some of my favorites on IG and other social media channels at the end of each month for member promotion.

All music production materials are free to use in commercial projects or otherwise with no royalties expected. However, wouldn’t it be cool if some chose to include a credit and/or small percentage of releases to members submitting material they connect with? This could develop working relationships for potential collaborations or deals in the future! Try to give more value without expectations and see what happens to the vibe.

One of The Values and Differences of the club will be the maximum member count. It’s limited to 1000 people at anytime and will NEVER be increased.

The exclusivity of monthly production materials is special. With some of those sample subscription services you are sharing that pool of samples with MILLIONS of people. They’re all using the same samples, and the majority are probably using the good stuff pretty open in their works. No wonder loads of music released now just fades into the background, they all sound the same! Let’s not just blame the samples though. There’s more that goes into production than just good samples. And this club/collective is more than just an exclusive version of those sample subscriptions.

We are focused on technique, improvement and vibe; Creating and innovating our own voices in music and sound. This smaller group allows for focused attention to get heard in context of your own skill level and progress. Everyone benefits from a tighter network of people with similar goals. It forms an actual community rather than a sea of unknowns with unknown intentions. A meeting place to explore your musical ideas and have some context to chat about them.

The Price is low for good reason. Minimum club dues is $5 per person, per month. This makes the club more accessible, but it still shows a level of commitment to your craft and drive by investing in yourself. There aren’t multiple levels of membership, $5 and you’re in with us! You have the option to pledge more than the minimum, but there is no additional benefit offered other than my gratitude. The minimum from you and other members will afford me the time to operate the club and create production materials for it.

Let’s make more music with Worry Free, Royalty Free Licencing. All production materials will be released throughout the month, but licenses will cover the lot of that month’s material. When you pay your dues for the month, you are licensed to use them as you like in commercial projects or otherwise, as long as they aren’t used in isolation or re-distributed in any way.

The Production Material License covers each member’s collection of monthly lots of audio samples, presets, stems, DAW project files or any other music production material files provided by itijik and other members. Other members can voluntarily contribute their own royalty free content and materials to be featured in club events including the Chop Shop. All of the production material will be licensed royalty free to all members that have paid the dues for the month they are released, which is limited to 1000 licensees per month of material. It is the full responsibility of contributors to submit only royalty free material.

There’s a few Bonuses available to you right now when you sign up!
If you know someone that belongs in this club, get them in now! As long as the total member count is below 1000, each current member gets one referral per month. If you get a friend to sign up I’ll give a month of dues back to you.
If you have purchased any of my sample packs in the past, I will give a month of club dues back to you when you sign up.
The collection of itijik sample packs are also included when you sign up within the month of August 2019! 'Brutal Kicks', 'Brutal Snares' and 'Toy Piano' are all included for your use. "

Merrill Ellis From UNT in 1974 with his Vintage Moog Modular & Blue EML Electrocomp 200

See this post for a new video in via John L. Rice

Marsh UDS Vintage Soviet Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 w/ Poly-Sequencer

via this auction

Roland CR78 Jam

Published on Aug 7, 2019 mick frigerio

Davoli Drum Synth - rare Italian analog drum synthesizer with 2 internal bassliners

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Polynominaldotcom

"sorry for LO-FI phone video quality , but it's quite old! I publish it due rarity of this Italian acid box. I Found this from my archive :)"

I believe this is the first post to feature the Davoli Drum Synth.

G-Stomper Producer Music Sequencer and Digital Audio Workstation for Android

Quick Start Guide, G-Stomper Producer 1.0 Published on Apr 16, 2019

"G-Stomper Producer is a fast and flexible Music Sequencer and Digital Audio Workstation, designed for use in live performance as well as for production. It comes with a powerful Drum Sampler, a polyphonic and multi-timbral Virtual Analog Performance Synthesizer (VA-Beast), Sounds, Effects, Sequencers, Pads and Keyboards, a graphical Multi-Track Song Arranger, and many other creative features that help you to create your own music.

Jam live, improvise and let the music happen spontaneously, play patterns of different lengths/quantizations, simultaneously and in any combination, without having to stop the sequencer at any time, and finally write your creation down as a Song.

The integrated VA-Beast is a polyphonic virtual analog Synthesizer to produce complex synthetic sounds of any variety, designed for experienced sound designers as well as for beginners. So it's up to you if you just explore the Factory sounds or if you start right away with designing your own sounds in impressive studio quality. Its sound capabilities paired with the intuitive and clearly laid out interface simply makes G-Stomper VA-Beast to the ultimate Mobile Synthesizer. You will be able to create the sounds you want, and you'll do it faster than on any other mobile synthesizer.

Official Website:"

Eurorack MPE Poly Synth

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Wein Glas

"I built my own hybrid 4 voice polyphonic MPE synthesizer with eurorack modules. And you can do it, too!

It consists of:
4 digital VCOs (Synthesis Technology E370 Quad Morphing VCO),
4 analog VCFs/VCAs (Sputnik Modular Quad VCF/VCA),
a polyphonic MPE USB/Midi to CV/Gate Interface (Expert Sleepers FH-2 plus Expander)

and the Linnstrument as the MPE controller."

AudioKit FM Player 2 Released

See the pre-release demo posted here.

Now available on the App Store for .99. Discchord mentions the price will go up to $8 towards the end of the month, so you might want to grab it sooner than later if you don't already have it: AudioKit FM Player DX Synth/EP - AudioKit Pro

What’s New
Version History
Aug 6, 2019 Version 2.0.0
FM PLAYER 2 is HERE! You're awesome!

• AUv3 Plugin and Standalone support.
• Vintage Arp/Step Sequencer
• 3x as many samples, while using less storage space!
• NEW FX: Gorgeous Stereo-Phaser
• NEW FX: Vintage Chorus, Flanger, Amp Simulator, and more
• Dual sound layers per voice.
• Keyboard Splits. Morph between sounds.
• 3 LFOs. LFOs can modify other LFOs.
• ADSR: Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release per Layer

BURG - Pipe Dream (Live Patreon Jam Session)

Published on Aug 7, 2019 ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find it here and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD

As a BURG patreon You will get access to a 5 hour streaming session making of for this track from scratch to final idea. You will also get a lot of other behind the scenes materials, tiers with stems, loop packs, perks including access to the exclusive BURG discord.

A huge THANKS to ALL my Patrons for making this video possible!!

Track info:

This is the final results of my Patreon live stream session, building a track from scratch with no preparations. Downbeat and chill, 97bpm with offbeat for that groovy feel.

I hope you will enjoy this one!
BooOooM !"

VCV Rack Beginner's Patches

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Omri Cohen

New tutorial series by Omri Cohen for beginners of VCV rack and modular synths in general.

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

You can get VCV Rack here -"

Valle Maggia Shrolca Drone

Published on Aug 7, 2019 strom morts

"video by strom|morts
featuring the Shrolca synthesizer ( powered by myvolts ripcord & amplified by a Bose Soundlink Mini 2, Valle Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland"

"You will easily understand our mountain obsessions with a pic from our studio.

synths: moog taurus 2, moog voyager, moog slim phatty, boog, dave smith prophet 6
modular synth fave modules: Livewire AFG, Frequency Central Waverider & Wave runner, Mutable Instruments Elements, Waldorf NW1

strom|morts is an experimental drone band founded in 2018 by swiss post-metal veterans from Knut and Abraham.

The strom|morts project focuses on different aspects of art such as cinema, literature, comics, painting, artistic performances and collaborations. Our logo was designed by renowned swiss illustrator Helge Reumann"

And yes, we love cats!

Chopped CS2X Minus Keys

This one was spotted by swissdoc on

It almost looks like a more powerful piece of kit without the keys.

CHEAP USB MIDI Interfaces for iPad and iPhone | haQ attaQ

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Jakob Haq

"Are cheap USB MIDI cable interfaces any good? The market is absolutely saturated with low priced USB DIN5 MIDI interfaces and most of them are compatible with iDevices, such as the iPad and iPhone. They do seem like a good budget option for mobile musicians looking to get a small portable DIN5 USB midi interface, to use with their favourite portable synthesizer. However, there's something you need to consider before you buy one ... there’s something called SYSEX ..."

Oberheim Matrix-12 SN P72901

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This is a previously used Oberheim Matrix 12. The Matrix 12 comes straight from our professional recording studio and is in excellent shape. The synthesizer was recently cleaned and serviced giving it longevity and peak performance. The only cosmetic wear you will find is on the wood side paneling, most notably on the left panel; the wood is partially chipped. Overall, this Matrix 12 is in very clean condition and is a prime example of a legendary synthesizer.

Oberheim's Matrix 12 is a legendary analog synthesizer from the mid-eighties that is still the king of analog sounds. One of the fattest, roundest, pleasantly analog synthesizers around! It's long been known for creating some of the thickest and best analog pads, sweeps, buzzes, basses, and textures. It features Matrix Modulation for extremely wild virtual patching for an almost unlimited range of sounds and modulation capabilities!

Polyphony - 12 voices
Oscillators - 24 (2 per voice)
Layers - Single / split / multitimbral
Memory - 100 patches
LFO - 15 types
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity & aftertouch
Arpeg/Seq - None
Control - MIDI"

6.5.19 // Ambient Modular Synthesizer

Published on Aug 6, 2019 rheya

Clavia Nord Lead 3 - Sounds Part 1

Published on Aug 7, 2019 waterdropmusic

"Playing and making some sounds with a Clavia Nord Lead 3. Some reverb were added to the sounds."

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: Discovering the Microvolt Episode 4

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"The fourth episode in a series documenting the features and functionality of the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900. This episode is an overview of the binary filter section."

Discovering the Microvolt Episodes

Kit Overview # 43 - Leaf Audio VCO-1 and EXP-1 Demo Video

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Synth Diy Guy

"Taking the Leaf Audio duo for a spin!
Such a great combo to make noise with :)"

Kit Overview # 43 - Leaf Audio VCO-1+ EXP-1 Build Video

Published on Aug 6, 2019 Synth Diy Guy

"Building this sweet combo from Leaf Audio! A Solid VCO with an evil twin :)"

Patch n Tweak

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