MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

KORG Volca Nubass: The New Acid Bass Machine

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Noisegate

"We recently got our hands on the Volca Nubass, the newest in Korg’s Volca series of synthesisers and drum machines. Videos first emerged earlier this year at Superbooth 2019 – and since then we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival.

The Volca Nubass is NOT a TB-303 clone, but rather a great sounding ‘acid’ bass synthesizer, in the form-factor of a Volca with a few extra tricks up its sleeve."

Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth at Summer NAMM 2020

Motorized Synthesizer at Summer NAMM Published on Aug 15, 2019

"Eric Black stops by the Game Changer Audio booth to check out Motorsynth. This motor driven synthesizer is truly one of a kind!"

Summer NAMM is kind of a low-key version of Winter NAMM. It's always interesting to see who from the synth community shows up. In this case, it sounds like Game Changer attended to showcase their guitar pedals, but brought along the Moter Synth, of course.

Funny side note. I created year labels for NAMM considering how much usually goes up. Because Summer NAMM starts before Winter NAMM, this is the first NAMM2020 post.

Void Modular Graviton VCO Demo

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Sean Pendleton

"VOID Modular Graviton VCO Demo by Pressurewave

A swiss army knife of a VCO in 8hp. Triangle, sine, saw, pulse, /2 suboctave square, /4 suboctave square, white noise, pink noise. The noise is normalized to the FM attenuverter, so you can do anything from 'a little dirty' to 'tuned noise'. It's 3340 based, so it's very stable, but enough extras to give it some personality."

via Void Modular on Etsy

Korg PS-3200 Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Akai S3000XL Classic Sampler SN A9855-00445 w/ Original Box & Upgrades

via this auction

"Classic Akai S3000XL Sampler in original box,
Upgraded with full 32MB RAM. Operating system 2.0

8 Individual-Output board in place with digital I/O.

Stereo analog input sampling. Fantastic sounding unit, same converters as the MPC 2000.

This is a Japanese made unit, not the Chinese made model. This is the good’n :)

16bit / 12bit resampling, reverse sample, normalizing, loop, excellent trim/ adjust.
LCD screen working well, brightness is pretty good, see photos taken in studio with overhead light on.

Comes in original box. With power cable."

The E-MU Proteus 2000 Song

Published on Aug 15, 2019 ProckGnosis

"Another one-synth song (the song starts at 02:23) from a synth I'm considering selling. Got this a LONG time ago, and never really used it much. Was a lot more into classic analog sounds when I bought it, and I never really got into the variety of samples and patches it offered so much. After I picked up a Yamaha Motif Rack a couple years after, I hardly ever touched the Proteus 2000.

Sadly I appreciate it a lot more now than when I bought it. Despite it being a fully digital product, it offers some seriously cool features for programming that a lot of ROMplers can't compete with, and as you can hear, it's fully capable of producing some great sounding stuff.

Isolated clips from the tune and some facts about the Proteus 2000 start at 06:38."

Bizarre Jezabel - Chloe v3

Published on Aug 15, 2019 ivan krasnov

tube overdrive Delay MultiMode Filter

rev 3
new version changes
cv - resonance filter (vactrol) led indicated or
cv - wet (mix delay) led indicated

the tube inside the module

LPG - MMF - TUBE - delay Pt2399
passive vactrol lpg/vca
mmf filter
Tube overdrive/distortion
delay based IC pt2399 with filtered tail
cv - delay led indicated

Ableton Live - Creating Playable Synth Instruments from an Analog Drum Machine, Tama Techstar ts306

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Expanding Sound

"I decided to share the creation process of my next mega pack, the Tama Techstar Series! I have 2 of these vintage analog drum units, one with 4 toms, a synth and clap voice, and the other with snare and rim shot voices. While the pack will include several drum racks, I decided to try and create playable instruments out of the samples as well. After all, an analog drum machine is just a polyphonic synthesizer, with a certain set of voices dependent on the amount of drums it is creating. This video showcases my process. I record samples, map them across a key bed in Sampler, play with the modulation and create a melody. Hope you find it useful as you create your own packs!
This is using Ableton 9.7.7, even though I have 10 I'm not sure everyones ready to upgrade so I don't want to shut anyone out on my packs!"

MODULAR TOYS #1 "Baby mobile"

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Tasos Stamou

"A toy phone turned into an amazing eurorack module, capable of creating unique rhythmic patterns, also work as an idiosyncratic oscillator and much more."

Great colors!

Black Corporation's Deckard's Voice Eurorack Module Open for Pre-Order - Priced at $199

via the Deckard's Dream website:

"This is a preorder deposit for a Deckard’s Voice synthesizer

The total price is $699 with free worldwide shipping, the remaining balance of $500 is to be paid when the product is ready for shipping, we expect to ship all orders in November 2019.

Deckard’s Voice is an entry level semi-modular synth from Black Corporation for eurorack systems. Sharing the same paradigm and circuit as it’s bigger brother Deckard’s Dream, trimmed down for eurorack and supplemented with the flexibility available only in a modular format.


VCO with pulse, glitch saw and sine outputs
Dedicated LFO for PWM
Noise source
external audio input to a filter
Discrete hipass and lowpass filters with resonance and IL-AL-ADR envelope
LFO with sine, saw, ramp, square, smooth and stepped random output
output VCA with ADSR envelope and velocity control over volume
ADSR (0-10V) and LFO (-5V/+5V) outputs
master and line level outputs
32HP size
+12/-12V standard eurorack power

We offer free worldwide shipping with Japan Post. Courier delivery (UPS, DHL, FedEx etc) is available but will be charged at an additional cost."

Pic via Black Corporation's Instagram.

Hinako Omori - Novation Peak - Music Demo & Presets

You can find Hinako presets for the Novation Peak at

You can find previous posts featuring Hinako here.

Patch Base Mac: Sneak Peek

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Coffeeshopped

"Here's a short peek and the upcoming Mac version of Patch Base. All the editors from the iPad version are here, and enhanced for desktop. Coming soon."

DSI Pro 2 (Presets Part 1)

Published on Aug 15, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Bank F5

MeeBlip cubit go: easy USB MIDI interface, ultra-tight timing

via MeeBlip:

"Today, we’re announcing MeeBlip cubit go - a unique USB MIDI interface with incredibly tight timing.

It’s got the ports you most often need when mobile - one input, so you can perform, and four outputs, for sending notes and/or clock.

Here’s the twist: we’ve integrated hardware MIDI thru circuitry on the four outputs. Anything you send to the interface’s output goes to all four jacks simultaneously. There’s no software delay - you get rock-solid, ultra-tight timing.

That makes cubit go the perfect follow-up to our cubit splitter, introduced earlier this year. You still get four outs with identical timing - but now in a USB MIDI interface you can connect to your computer or mobile device.

cubit go is driverless and USB powered, so it works with any desktop OS, but also on phones and tablets (with the appropriate cables, sold separately). And the jacks are top-mounted for convenience.

Just plug it in and use it - there’s nothing to install, no separate power supply needed, and nothing to worry about. cubit go is palm-sized, lightweight, rugged, performs perfectly, and is easy to use.


1x1 USB MIDI interface with integrated hardware MIDI Thru
Class-compliant USB MIDI - no drivers needed
Four hardware-mirrored output jacks - no software lag
High performance 32-bit ARM Cortex processor
Bright green MIDI light flashes when sending or receiving data for easy troubleshooting
Size: 108 x 76 x 25 mm (4.25 x 3 x 1 inches), weighs 110 g (3.9 oz)
Includes 1 m (3 ft) USB cable
USB powered
Works with macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android*
Made in Canada, available only direct

cubit go is available now for $59.95 US.

Find the product page here.

Through August 23, we’re offering free worldwide shipping on cubit go and MeeBlip geode. Local tax and import duty may apply to international customers.

Also, if you missed it, we visited the amazing Hainbach last week [posted here], and our little MeeBlip geode got to meet his giant wall of sound. It was really fun to do."

Update: I reached out to Peter Kirn of Meeblip and Create Digital Music for some additional clarity on the cubit go. Here's what he had to say:

"It's a 1x1 USB MIDI interface.

The 1 input port is straightforward - that goes to the computer (or iPad or whatever).

The computer then *sends* MIDI to the output port.

That single output port's data is mirrored across all four MIDI output jacks, simultaneously - that's the MIDI thru circuitry. So for something like MIDI clock, it means all four output jacks have essentially zero timing variance from one another. (James likes to be precise - it's a maximum of 44 *nanoseconds*, so billionths of a second.)"

You can find some additional info on Create Digital Music here. Via the FAQ at the bottom:

Should I get cubit go or cubit splitter?

cubit splitter is the device for you if you want to take data sent to one MIDI input jack, and transmit that to four output jacks. (This is also called a “MIDI thru” box – they’re the same thing.)

cubit go is what you want if you need to get MIDI into and out of a computer or supported phone/tablet.

USB on cubit splitter is for power only. USB on cubit go carries both power and data.

Update2: If this is still conceptually foggy, I sent the following to Peter Kirn and he confirmed this is correct. In the most simplest terms, the MeeBlip cubit go is a USB only MIDI interface:

"The MIDI IN jack on the cubit go does not go directly to the MIDI OUTs but rather to the connected computer/USB device, which then does whatever you tell it to do (pass through or process). The USB device then sends to the four OUTs simultaneously as one OUT. The only messages going to the OUTs on the go come from the USB In. The MIDI OUT is just there so you can use external MIDI gear through the connected USB device. An example of how this is useful would be running multiple MIDI tracks on your software sequencer or DAW. The entire output would be transmitted to the four outs on the cubit go. If you have four tracks running you can assign a different MIDI Channel to each and then set each of your four MIDI devices to a corresponding MIDI channel. You can assign the incoming MIDI device coming through the cubit go a specific MIDI channel or channels either on the device itself or your software if supported (pass through or processed)."

Presets/Soundsets/Banks Previews by Anton Anru

Published on Feb 20, 2019 Anton Anru

The above is a playlist of Presets/Soundsets/Banks Previews by new supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Anton Anru. Note some of these have been posted before. You can use the player controls to skip around to what interests you. Many of these are available at Be sure to browse the site for what's available.

Playlist as of this post:
New Presets for ROLI Equator: Impression Vol. 1 - Full Walkthrough
U-He Repro 5 Soundset - 100 Universal Presets
Presets for SoundToys Effect Rack - One-Shot Extension (Walkthrough)
Xfer Serum - Analog Dreams Vol.2 Modern. Bank of presets walkthrough
U-He Repro 5 Soundset - Cosmic Pads And Drones (20 presets)
U-He Repro 5 EDM DANCE
U-He Repoo 5 Ambient Electronica
U-he Repro 5 Breaks D'n'B
U-He Repro 5 Breakbeat Trip-Hop
U-He Repro 1 on 13 tracks makes a tune
U-he Repro 5 Retro Electronica Sci-Fi
U-He Rrepro-5 Scetch
Xfer Serum Ambient Pulsing Pad Preset
A track using SoundToys Effect Rack presets
Presets for SoundToys Effect Rack - Pad Stop (Walkthrough)
U-He Repro-5 Vintage Electronica

Tutorials Anton Anru

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Anton Anru

The playlist above features tutorials by new supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Anton Anru. Use the player controls to skip around to what interests you.

Playlist as of this post:
1. Ableton Live Rhythm Techniques and Tips for Synth and Pad Tutorial
Creative use of Live built-in Audio Effects gives interesting results.
I intensively used the effects that have some 'rhythm' features and synced modulations.
To demonstrate them I turned a pad into a complicated synth part.

The devices used: Audio Effect Rack, Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Compressor, EQ Eight, Echo, Filter Delay, Gate, Glue Compressor, Multiband Dynamics, Reverb.
No M4L devices were used.
2. Korg Radias Vocoder and Rhythmic Pad
An example of a non-vocal vocoder use: a drum loop modulates the pad. All the details are inside the video.
3. Xfer Serum Ambient Pulsing Pad Preset
We did a huge work in order to produce this bank of presets. We sampled 15 analog synths and then turn the records into wavetables. And on the basis of these waves we created two banks of presets: Analog Dreams Vol.1 Vintage and Vol.2 Modern. Synths that were used as a source for wavetables: Arturia MatrixBrute Arp 2600 Korg MS-20 MemoryMoog Dave Smith Instruments Evolver Korg Minilogue Korg Monologue Studio Electronics ESX1 Farfisa Roland Jupiter 6 Oberheim Matrix 12 Oberheim 2 Voice Roland SH 101 Roland System 100 Roland MKS 70.

Get Analog Dreams. Vol.1 - Vintage -
Get Analog Dreams. Vol.2 - Modern:
Get both banks + all wavetables for a lower price -
4. Access Virus initializes memory. Can't store presets. Battery replacement.
All my presets are gone and Virus can’t store anything anymore. The battery is dead, and this is the process of its replacement.

God, bless Mystery Islands for the Virus editor. All my presets were stored on the computer, and I've lost almost nothing.
5. Работать ли бесплатно? Совет от известного продюсера
В этом видео знаменитый американский звукорежиссер Тони Мазерати отвечает на актуальный для многих начинающих продюсеров вопрос: "Работать ли бесплатно?"
Вероятно, многие сталкивались с ситуацией, когда за участие в каком-либо проекте предлагалось "человеческое спасибо" или "чисто символически". Как относиться к подобным случаям и как поступать - объясняет Тони Мазерати.


Перевод: Антон Рукавишников
Озвучка: Максим Биктимиров
6. A track using SoundToys Effect Rack presets
Done using the bank of presets for Effect Rack "One-Shot Extension" -it turns one-shots and short sounds into long sounding or even endless parts. The timbral changes are great as well: warm, lo-fi, dirty, noisy, cold, wide and distant colors are collected for these racks.
This soundset includes 25 presets.

Get this soundset + "Pad Stop" soundset:
Get free version:
7. DIY Vintage Strings Style timbre in ROLI Equator
In this tutorial I'm showing how to create Vintage Strings Style timbre in ROLI Equator.
Also check out my recent soundset for ROLI Equator: [posted here]
And get free demo:

ROLI Presets by Anton Anru

Published on Feb 18, 2019 Anton Anru

"Impress people with your ROLI !
In this video I demonstrate 5D expressions, Macros and X/Y used in my patches for ROLI Equator.
The soundset includes 50 presets: Arps, Keys, Leads, Pads, Plucks, Percussions, FXs.
Loud and rich presets, 5D parameters are thoroughly set. All 3 Macros and X/Y are used in each preset.
Get the soundset:
Get free/demo version:

They may be used with any ROLI devices: Seaboard Blocks, Rise, Lightpad, Grand.

Supported by Equator Player and Equator Full Version."

Playlist as of this post:
New Presets for ROLI Equator: Impression Vol. 1 - Expressions Demo
New Presets for ROLI Equator: Impression Vol. 1 - Full Walkthrough
DIY Vintage Strings Style timbre in ROLI Equator

Geodesics Modules Series Part 8 - Fate

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Omri Cohen

"Fate is a relatively new module from the Geodesics collection that can add lots of movement and variation to your patches, turning sequences, rhythms, modulation, and sounds into something organic and ever-changing.
Oh yeah, and I'm totally mispronouncing Ex Machina... Note to self, check this stuff out BEFORE recording...

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

Here you can find the Geodesics collection -
Here is the final patch -
You can get a couple of extra patches on my Patreon page -"

BoBeats: HOW I RECORD MY SYNTHS — Patchbay Setup, Audio Routings and FX

Published on Aug 15, 2019 BoBeats

"How do I record 15+ synths at once? And how have I set up my patchbays and FX sends? All will be explained this video. This series is sponsored by DistroKid. Use my link and get 7% off: - its a solid service for getting your tracks onto Spotify & iTunes.

Episode 1:
Episode 2:
TUTORIAL on patchbays:"


More home studio series tutorials by BoBeats.

More home studio series tutorials by BoBeats.

Corrupted Transmission: 3 Prophet VS presets

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Miguel d'Oliveira

"trying to write new material for a TV series using just a Sequential Circuits, Prophet VS and 3 presets I found in an old cartridge.
Recorded into Ableton live"

A little tune on an Oberheim Matrix-12

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Synthead

A little tune on an Elka Synthex

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Synthead


via this auction

"Play Today's Greatest Hits"!

Roland SH-2 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim DSX Digital Polyphonic Sequencer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Yamaha AN1x Developed by Dave Smit ?

via this auction

"This AN1X is rare in this condition and is in ///mint condition. It has a new battery and plays as it should. The AN1X was developed by Dave Smit when she worked for Yamaha."


Note the blue CS2X knob.

How to load new firmware on Retroaktiv MIDI controllers

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Retroaktiv Synthesizers

"This video shows how to load firmware onto Retroaktiv MIDI controllers using a MIDI file and a DAW. If using MPG-70 or DW-8P programmers, the only difference not shown in this video is that to enter the bootloader, you hold the encoder in while powering up. Everything else is the same.

For more info, visit

Music is performed by Space Junk is Forever. Composed by Jordan Holt. Song: Space Junk is Forever Album: Space Junk is Forever I, available on iTunes and Spotify."

10 Years of MASCHINE | Native Instruments

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Native Instruments

10 Years of MASCHINE: 9th Wonder | Native Instruments

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Native Instruments

"Step into the studio with 9th Wonder, the legendary producer behind Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, and more. Find out what makes him one of the most energetic, inspiring, and influential producers in the game – and see how he creates his signature soulful sound with MASCHINE."


"Thanks for a decade of incredible music – it's been a wild ride. Celebrate ten years of MASCHINE with us at:

From artist stories and engineering tales to hardware makeovers and birthday freebies, join us as we celebrate ten years in style."

New Voltage Research Laboratory - Season 4 Episodes

Episodes 6 - 10 added to the playlist here.

Access Virus TI Polar Demo

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Panu Savolainen

"Access Virus TI Polar demo by"

Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075 & Eventide H9 (Crystals)

Published on Aug 15, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Gecho v2 - Complete unit with translucent buttons

Published on Aug 15, 2019 Gecho Loopsynth

"This is how they glow in the dark, it's hard to capture this realistically with a common smartphone camera (LEDs look less saturated and with pale white-ish centres, and the glowing gets a little bit amplified at higher exposure setting)... but I hope it will give you an idea.

The sound comes from Decaying Reverb channel that exists in v1 too but here it got a small upgrade (once I get chance to revisit v1's firmware, these fixes and improvements will be copied there too)."

5 MINUTES WITH - OTO Machines BISCUIT - Save 50% On Plugin!

Published on Aug 15, 2019 sonicstate

"Welcome to our new series: 5 Minutes With - where we spend 5 minutes exploring a pice of gear. No talking.

By using 8-bit converters, digital processing and analog resonant filters, BISCUIT opens up a wide range of sounds from harsh distortion, digital and aliasing artefacts to warm and fat 8-bit sounds.

Sadly Biscuit is discontinued, but we've managed to snaffle an 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟱𝟬% 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘂𝗯𝗲 on the official plug-in version of Biscuit -
simply follow this link:
and use the code 𝗙𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗨𝗧𝗘𝗦 at checkout
(offer runs till end of August 2019)"

Korg DW8000 with Softsynths

Published on Aug 14, 2019 Atlsynth

"Taking a simple piano style patch under the DW. Amazing how well they work together with only the DW changing sounds and creating usable textures. I hope by adding the VST i'm using in the video, helps to see what I'm using."

That's one light blue DW8000!

Patch n Tweak

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