MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 09, 2019

RIP Carl Matthews

Some sad news in via ABSTRKT:

"I just learned a family friend died last week.

Carl Matthews was one of the early pioneers in the UK electronic/synthesist movement in the 70’s and 80’s producing cassette releases via Mirage, Electronical Dreams and various compilations. Recently he had a track featured on the compilation 'On The Noise Floor' (Cherry Red Records), and 'Winters Past', a remastered release of his early cassette years."

SDS Digital Gate Crash Module! 3 Days from Concept to Completion!

Published on Aug 9, 2019 freshnelly

"This is a crazy little gate delay module I decided I needed to add to the demo rack. It won't be manufactured (probably) but I'm going to post the software and info's so anyone able can build it.
Of course if they can build this from scratch then they probably would have already done so?

Why so fast? I wanted to flex my designer muscle with a challenge and really did pull this off. It was actually only 2.5 days because I couldn't start until I was back from the mainland after noon on the second day.
OCD? Well perhaps with the features..

SO this module has 8 totally different modes:
A. 0-Dual Gate Delay Mode 3:10
B. 1-Dual Long Delay Mode 6:27
C. 2-Dual Clock Divider Mode 9:44
D. 3-Dual Gate Recorder/Looper Mode 13:43
E. 4-Logic Mode 15:33
F. 5-Dual Variable Gate Length Mode 17:41
G. 6-Dual Burst Pulse Generator 21:33
H. 7-Dual Preset Gate Sequences Mode 24:26

I had some fun with this video because it's not an actual product so could let loose a bit ha ha! I think doing the vid took longer than the module..


Recovery Effects Jupiter Spirits and Dirty Murals Eurorack Demo

Published on Aug 9, 2019 recoverysounds

"Demo of the Jupiter Spirits oscillator and Dirty Murals echo and reverb modules from Recovery Effects and Devices. All sound sources and echo / delay produced with the Jupiter Spirits and Dirty Murals."

Recovery Effects and Devices "Jupiter Spirits" Eurorack Oscillator Demo

Published on Apr 12, 2019 recoverysounds

"Demo of the 'Jupiter Spirits' 4 voice Eurorack oscillator from Recovery Effects and Devices."

"Jupiter Spirits orbits around the engine of many legendary synths of the 1970s, the classic CEM3340 chip. It is inspired by our love of the oscillator sections of the Moog designed Crumar Spirit, Roland Jupiter, and SH-101.

Four independent voices produce triangle and sawtooth waveforms creating 8 total outputs, generating thick, rich, analog voices. Jupiter Spirits is the ideal tool for those looking for multiple sound sources in a small package.

Hand-wired in Seattle, Washington. 12hp, 42mm deep. Includes a limited lifetime warranty."

Doepfer A-110-4 QZVCO

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Let's Listen

"A simple demo of the Doepfer A-110-4 QZVCO module. No talking, just listening."

Doepfer A-110-4 QZVCO

Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Research Laboratory Test

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Voltage Research Laboratory jamming with itself while I work on the manual."

Moog Prototype Arrives at the Moogseum August 14 for Moogmentum

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Moogseum is proud and honored to announce its exhibition of the iconic Moog synthesizer prototype, which will begin on August 14thas part of the Moogseum’s grand opening celebration Moogmentum: Synthesizing Innovation, Music, and Creativity. The historic prototype, originally belonging to pioneering synthesist and co-collaborator of the instrument, Herb Deutsch, will be on loan to the Moogseum from The Henry Ford, based in Detroit, Michigan."

Note the event (first posted here) takes place August 13 - 15.

Dreadbox Erebus V3 - Quick Jam

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Dreadbox BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

The Erebus is now in it's third, (and final?) form and sounds better than ever. Enjoy a quick jam and hear for yourself!

Dreadbox Erebus v3 is a semi-modular duophonic analog synthesizer in a compact desktop format. 100% analog (except for the MIDI interface and part of the delay effect) and 100% handmade with only through-hole components, it's a versatile synth machine capable of producing some huge bass sounds, piercing leads, and great ambience. Features include three oscillators, a unique triple ring modulator (shift synthesis), two ADSR envelope generators, a 12dB resonant multimode filter, white noise generator, sample & hold, and a 35-point patchbay.

Looking for a bundle? Please contact us for a great deal on a custom Dreadbox Erebus v3 package. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors are happy to assist with finding the solution that's right for you!"


via this auction

"Superb example of a Jupiter 4 for sale. This is our favourite Jupiter – a diamond of a polysynth that never fails to delight.

We’ve just completed a full service on this synth."

KORG MS-20 MK1 SN 141118 w/ Original Case

via this auction

"An excellent example of the classic Korg MS-20. Mark 1 / Korg 35 chip MS-20 which some (including us) prefer – more aggressive at higher resonance settings."

Friday Jam #17 - The Whole Family... Nearly

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Modal Electronics

"SKULPT showing off some pads while CRAFTsynth 2.0 sings a dreamy arp. There's a 008R providing some bass and some sneaky width added to the pads by a 002R in this weeks Jam."

Novation // Start Making - Tech House

Published on Aug 9, 2019 NovationTV

"For the next video in our Start Making series, we headed to the coast to sample a load of sounds to make a Tech House track, using only a Launchpad Pro and what comes in the box. In this video, we took our samples from the sea, a gate and a dog... yep! Check it out.

What do you get with Launchpad Pro?
The sounds in the video are sampled using an iPhone and input into Ableton Live Lite, alongside the Bass Station plug-in, V-Station plug-in and an XLN Addictive Keys Instrument (one from a choice of four!).

Discover more:
--- Launchpad Pro -

#WeAreNovation #LaunchpadPro"

Novation // Start Making videos

App Sound Novation Peak Spectral Trip

Published on Aug 9, 2019 APP SOUND

"'Spectral Trip' for the hardware synthesizer Novation Peak (V 1.2 or later) is a sound set with 64 presets. The focus is on hybrid sounds with extensive use of the wavetables. It's an inspiring pack for many styles of electronic music. You can watch how to use the buttons Animate 1+2.

You get this pack here:"

4 Synthwave Songs made on the Novation Circuit

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A few short synthwave / retrowave jams, made entirely on the Novation Circuit during my trip to Anaheim for VidCon 2019.
Also available on Spotify, Bandcamp, and all those other cool places.
All songs made using the Delorean Dream pack by Yves Big City."

Let's Play with ANILOG

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Tim Webb

"Amy Lee's second app is a truly unique synth tailored towards making lively 80's sounds.

ANILOG on the App Store:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: Or you can support me on Timmeon if you don't like Patreon: (Patrons of these campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

"ANILOG is bursting onto the scene with a totally new approach to making synthesized instruments. Designed by musicians and battle-tested in live performance, ANILOG is a mobile powerhouse!

Combine 3 oscillators and a noise envelope to produce bright 80s-style synths, deep rich bass, punchy kicks and snares, a variety of screaming leads, and even breathy percussion. It's loaded with 128 hand-crafted presets and 10 demo songs that reveal the depth and variety of sounds you can make. This is the ultimate analog workstation that fits in your pocket and pairs with your MIDI hardware.

Fully Audiobus-compatible, ANILOG is ready to plug into your recording and effects workflow. Connect a MIDI keyboard to impart expressive velocity.

* 16-voices
* 3 oscillators, 1 noise generator
* 128 factory preset programs, 128 extra user program storage
* 10 demo songs, 3 beat patterns
* velocity-sensitive envelopes and properties
* designed for the iPhone, and scales up to an iPad
* radical "dark" look that makes it easy to see on stage
* on-screen keyboard that can be hidden
* Audiobus compatible, IAA compatible
* export/import instrument settings to JSON to share with your friends

(AUv3 support currently not available.)"

Kraft Muisic Synths of Summer Sales Event - August 2019

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Kraft Music

"Check out Kraft Music's Synth of Summer Sales Event all through August and take advantage of some great deals on many of your favorite brands like Korg, Roland, Arturia, Moog and many more!"

Tokyo Festival of Modular 2018 / TFoM 2018 official digest video

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Tokyo Festival of Modular

"Tokyo Festival of Modular 2018 official digest video.

TFoM is organizing modular synthesizer exhibition , demo , lectures and live concerts from the world wide .

video shooting and editing by Katsunori Abe"

RJ Modules - VCV Rack Live Stream

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Omri Cohen

"In this live stream, we will explore the RJ collection.

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

Here you can find the RJ modules -

If you find something interesting during the stream, please feel free to leave a timestamp link in the comments so other people can find it easily :) Thank you!"

Music links & more:

Manther Firmware 1.2 Intro

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Malekko HeavyIndustry

"Now available for download"

Step Record Feature Added
(see menu for options)
Live Record (default): Live record/overdub notes while sequencer is playing and looping

Step Record: Step record notes one after the other through the sequence up to 64 steps

Arm Record: Arm record starts recording from the first step of the sequencer once a note is received and automatically drops out of record once the last step is reached.
Added Divide and Multiply feature to External MIDI Clock Mode
DIVIDE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

MULT 1, 2, 3, 6
Fixes issue with Delay (crashing)
Delay caused crash on occasion
Fixes issue with Accent
An accent at 100% caused signal to bypass VCA
Fixes issue with MIDI clock playback
MIDI clock issue where audio playback was early

Sequential Circuits Inc Prophet-5/3.3 SN 4595

via this auction

Estradin 230 Rare 3-OSC VCO USSR Analog Synthesizer SN 1107

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"Manual" Analog Vintage USSR Synthesizer

via this auction

This one is clearly for parts. Posting for the pics of the opening on the back. The knobs/pots are perpendicular to the front panel. Fascinating if not a bizarre design choice vs. your standard knobs resting on the front panel.

Vintage ARP Odyssey Mark I 2800 Analog Synthesizer SN 282520

via this auction

"I’m selling my trusty ARP Odyssey synthesizer which has served me well over these past seven years.

I had some work done to it by an expert in Maine in 2012. However, they told me that it would need more work done and right now, I can’t afford those further repairs.

Usually this will get in tune after a good 45 minutes of warming up. That being said, several times, it’s hard to get a sound out of it and sometimes, the same notes come out of it despite various keys. The keyboard itself could do with a full overhaul.

I’ve included the receipt for the work that was done in 2012 for your reference.

The unit itself is in good condition with no dings or dents. It also comes with the foot pedal switch. I’m also including copies of the owner’s manual and service manual.

Please be aware that shipping will NOT be cheap given that I will have this professionally packed up to ensure it reaches you safely."

Yamaha SY-1 SN 5572

via this auction

Korg MS-20 w/ Front Panel Overlay, Soft Case & Manuals

via this auction

905Minimoog D#3

via this auction

Brand Moog
Model 905Minimoog D#3
Year 1970s

Not sure what the 905 refers to. D#3 could mean 3rd revision? If you know feel free to comment. Just thought it was interesting. The Moog 905 was a spring reverb module in the original Moog System 55 Modular and is featured in the Moog Grandmother.

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

"Made between 1982 and 1984, the Roland TB-303 is an analog bass synthesizer capable of producing sequenced bass lines. Originally intended to accompany studio musicians in place of a bassist, it soon found a different use providing the squelching bass lines of acid house music, particularly due to its transistor-based resonant low-pass filter. With a DIN Sync24 input, CV/Gate functionality, and a unique step sequencer with slide, swing, and accent functions, the Roland TB-303 creates an unforgettable and unique bass sound"

Roland System 100 Model 101 SN 653053 w/ Original Box & Manuals

via via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland System 100 Model 101 - Boxed *Soundgas Serviced*

"Roland System-100 Model-101 Analogue Synthesizer in timewarp condition. Supplied fully serviced and working perfectly. Complete with original box and manuals.

NOTE: This item is awaiting service and will ship within 15 working days of purchase. Price includes the fitting of a new 120 or 240v transformer (synth is currently 100v).

Stunning example of one of the best Roland monosynths from the classic Roland era. Uncommon in any condition but super-rare to find one with all packing/manuals."

Chimera Synthesis BC16 Portable Modular Synthesizer SN 4M8U1Z

via this auction

"Includes all of the original patch cables (plus additional ones), signal inverter, hex wrench, Case for the Cables, and 1/8” TRS Cable."

You can find Chimera Synthesis demos here.

Erica Synths Techno System demo (TAKE 2)

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Erica Synths

Seven fresh jams on the Techno System with Sample Drum.

00:02 - Jam 1
02:26 - Jam 2
04:44 - Jam 3
06:58 - Jam 4
09:41 - Jam 5
11:32 - Jam 6
13:02 - Jam 7

04-The Arturia Microfreak- Oscillator types D: Harmo

Published on Aug 9, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the digital oscillator called 'Harmo" present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

j.Carpenter "christine" quick theme with Elka synthex, Moog Minimoog, Yamaha DX5 ..and evil cat

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Polynominaldotcom

"Short vid insipired from my evil cat during the nightSounds From Elka Synthex, Moog Minimoog D and Yamaha DX5 ! A big respect to master John Carpenter."

Benard Mega Bundle Volume 1 for Cherry Audio's Voltage Modular

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Benard Audio

"This is a quick a demo of the Benard Mega Bundle Volume 1, which contains 45 modules for Cherry Audio's Voltage Modular. Many of the modules in this bundle are also shown in the video for Volume 2."

The Waves That Carry Us - An Ambient / Drone Jam (reface CP, Blofeld, Specular Tempus)

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Lanthan O'Ide

"An ambient jam session with my new reface CP, accompanied with a drone on the Blofeld. And a lot of reverb, of course. ;)
I hope you like it! :D
For those interested in the setup:
The reface CP sends a MIDI signal to the Waldorf Blofeld.
Audio is routed from the Blofeld to the Aux In of the CP, from the CP to the Specular Tempus and on to my audio interface, where it is recorded.

To start the drone I am using the same trick as in "The Night Above The Clouds":
I play a chord and then turn off MIDI receiption on the Blofeld, so that it ignores the "Note Off" command when I let go of the keys.
Then I fade the CP in and continue jamming with the e-piano sound.

Unfortunately, there where some audio dropouts in the recording. I somewhat got to fix them, but I'm afraid they might still be noticeable from time to time. Sorry 'bout that. :(
For those interested in listening to more of my music:
Have some links!
As alway, thank you for listening!
I hope you have a great time!

- Lanthan"

5 Way 24dB Linkwitz Riley Crossover as Synth Module

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"Here is a five band fourth order Linkwitz-Riley active crossover used as synthesizer module for multiband audio processing.
This module is based on a circuit from Eliot Sound Production (link bellow).
E.S.P. project 09 Linkwitz-Riley Electronic Crossover:

Thanks for watching


u-he's Urs Heckmann The CVilizationist

The CVilizationist HeadphonesMix Published on Aug 9, 2019 Urs Heckmann

"This is a special mix using Sennheiser Ambeo software to recreate the spatial depth of the original quadraphonic mix.

All sequencing and quantization (time & pitch) is done using one CVilization in Mode III (with a tiny bit of help from Brains + PressurePoints). A second CVilization mixes and animates four voices of melody and percussion in its quadraphonic panning mode (Mode IV).

Some of the live action apart from mixing, filtering, triggering and sound design is recording new sequences into CVilization, and setting mutation depths to evolve these sequences during playback."

The CVilizationist StereoMix

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Urs Heckmann

"Stereo mix of a modular live performance showcasing CVilization for sequencing and mixing.

All sequencing and quantization (time & pitch) is done using one CVilization in Mode III (with a tiny bit of help from Brains + PressurePoints). A second CVilization mixes and animates four voices of melody and percussion in its quadraphonic panning mode (Mode IV).

Some of the live action apart from mixing, filtering, triggering and sound design is recording new sequences into CVilization, and setting mutation depths to evolve these sequences during playback."

8raw8 808-Style Drum Machine Review

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Ask.Audio

"Rishabh Rajan takes a closer look at the 8raw8 analog drum machine 'expander' that does so many things right when emulating the original Roland TR-808."

You can find additional posts featuring the 8raw8 here.

Analogue Solution Impulse Command - Studio Setup

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"This video gives an insight into how I have integrated the Impulse Command, Generator Sequencer and Fusebox into my setup."

Medusa Hybrid Synth & Chase Bliss Audio Mood - Drones

Published on Aug 9, 2019 Polyend

"The Dreadbox and Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synth & Chase Bliss Audio Mood Drones."

MPG-50 | Review | You want a controller for your Alpha Juno?

Published on Aug 8, 2019 Espen Kraft

"The MPG-50 controller from Retroaktiv. A controller for your Roland Alpha Juno 1/2 or MKS-50. This controller has a lot of features, among them a cool "assign" function that lets you program in different parameters to be controlled from ONE fader. There's also a very sophisticated patch generator for different types of sounds. The programmer can controll two different units at once, and it can also be used as a generic controller for any VST synth that accept CC."

ROLAND TR-808 // The Original Machine //

Published on Aug 9, 2019 LESINDES

"Simple demo of the machine. Compare to clones :-)
I was using the master out HI diretcla in the TASCAM MODEL 24 and then into the UFX directly recording it to SD card.
Only in the end there is a bit EQ on the channel."

Patch n Tweak

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