MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 08, 2019

KnobCon 2019: Novation Summit

Published on Sep 8, 2019 SynthMania

"Playing the new Novation Summit synthesizer at KnobCon 8 (2019)
#Novation #KnobCon"

Cinematic Ambient 100% Prophet REV2 - "Liquid Sky"

Published on Sep 8, 2019 lucafrancinimusic

"DSI Prophet Rev2 synth and Strymon Big Sky reverb. I've recorded one track at a time in Cubase.
The full version will be soon available for licensing."

Happy #909day Jam with volca keys & ELZ_1

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Masaki Takada

World's First Tesla Coil Theremin Utilizing a X-40 Laser Rangefinder

Published on Sep 8, 2019 bd594

Don't miss the Roland JV-1080 at 1:54.

"I wanted to build a Tesla Coil Theremin utilizing a X-40 Laser rangefinder. There are some MIDI controllers on the market that use Ultrasonic and Time of Flight sensors however they are very limited to distance and have a wide field of view. The x-40 laser rangefinder solves both problems. Also there are some ridiculously over priced Laser Rangefinders that are combatible with Arduino for hundreds of dollars. Don't waste your money and purchase a X-40 Laser rangefinder for $12 however you will be required to download and update the firmware. LLia Sam has developed firmware for the X-40 Laser Rangefinder which can send distance data 60 times a second via a serial link. I was able to test at 16 feet with no issues.

My schematic and Arduino code can be found here:

LLia Sam's firmware for the X-40 and instructions can be found here:"

Behringer to Clone TONTO?

These spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

More teasers from Behringer. Wouldn't that be interesting. TONTO? Curious if it would come with non working modules as a clone of TONTO prior to any restoration. Humor aside, it is possible they are looking at Moog modules based on the other pics below. 5U, eurorack, or both? Who knows...

P.S. If you are not familiar with TONTO, see here and scroll.

Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Looks 9.75 of 10
In TOP CLASS comndition, pictures say everything.

Works 10 of 10
Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors and short life transistors, most of opamps with new ones,

and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping.

Comes in ORIGINAL CARTON aged but enought to protect synth well, doublepacked."

Moog Source Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 3682

via this auction

"The membrane panel is fully functional and it's in good shape.

The one issue is the loudness adsr isn't working.

The wheel changes value but it doesn't seem to have any effect.

Fortunately, the filter adsr works perfectly so you can still get slow attack and long release if you need it.

I'm sure the loudness adsr is something simple so it should be too expensive to have it fixed by a tech."

First Bork: Four Bricks Rook, Manis Iteritas, Basimilus Iteritas, 4MS Stereo Sampler

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Miles Briand

"First try with the Four Bricks Rook with some percussion coming from the Basimilus and Manis, and others"

#909DAY - Live Finger Drumming Performance (feat. Elektron Analog Heat)

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Nular Music

"Live finger drumming performance recorded for 909DAY 2019.

The Launchpad Pro is triggering TR-909 samples in an Ableton Live Drum Rack. The sound is processed by the Elektron Analog Heat MKII (I switch from a subtle preset to a heavier one halfway).

This was recorded live without any further editing or processing (except for a mastering limiter)."

Revisiting the Futuresonus Parva

Published on Sep 8, 2019 ProckGnosis

"We're revisiting the Futuresonus Parva after last playing with it almost 3 years ago. The firmware for the OS and the voice cards has been updated a few times since then, and now at v0.7, it appears (according to some feedback from online forums) that it might not be getting any more updates.

I like the way it sounds quite a bit, and the intent of this video was to highlight how good it can sound, but it's far from a smooth operating, problem-free synth. There are still some common problems multiple units still have, and then individual units seem to suffer from varying problems too. I'm pretty lucky that mine operates fairly well under basic operating conditions. With a great mod matrix, lots of source and destination modulations, 4 LFOs, and 4 envelopes (all 4 assignable to whatever mod), it's also fairly programmable (the menu diving doesn't slow it down too much). Add to that, it's MPE-capable, so it's pretty playable too (as long as all your voice cards are working fairly well).

You'll hear over the course of the video, the oscillators or filters started adding a slight buzz beyond the normal over driving of the filter. Though that slight additional buzz can sound cool under some circumstances, it's better to be able to control when that happens. Usually doing a reboot of Parva and calibrating the filters fixes any problems like that, that can develop. There's no excessive buzzing during the filter sweeps in the video because that was recorded the following day, after I had powered the Parva off and on.

As mentioned in the video, supposedly Brad (the creator of the Parva) has moved on to other projects, which is unfortunate. It would have been great if similar to how the Exodus Valkyrie synth was adopted by Waldorf (and rebranded Kyra), the Parva had been picked up by a more established company and supported/developed into a full-up, finished product. Hopefully whatever new project he's involved with will be able pick up where this left off.

I had a blast programming it the last week, so if I come up with even more interesting patches or if there IS another firmware update, I'll likely do another video."

VESTA KOZO Midi Box MDI-1 CV/Gate Interface

via this auction

Note the logo looks like Kaza, but you can clearly see it is Kozo on the back. Vesta also made effects. See the Vesta label for more.

Moog MiniMoog Model D Reissue - Rare Walnut Edition

via this auction

"This is a rare and beautiful Walnut Model D Reissue. Only 250 walnut versions were made, of which this is #204."

Roland SH 7 Soundscape

Published on Sep 8, 2019 UFO LFO

UFO LFO Roland SH 7 videos

Low Frequency Expander - Demo of first 10 OB-6 factory patches with and without LFE

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Steve Hunt

"Low Frequency Expander - Demo of first 10 OB-6 factory patches with and without LFE"

Abstrakt Instruments Releases New OS v1.07a for the Avalon Bassline

via Abstrakt Instruments

"We've just released the new OS v1.07a for the Avalon Bassline synth.

New features
- Can now enable/disable MIDI control of Accent & Slide.
- Modulation Envelope can now be triggered on all steps (even if rest or tie).

- Extended Note Range to C5 (Note #95).
- Changed MIDI Accent Input threshold to Velocity 100+ instead of 65+. This gives better response for the majority of MIDI controller keyboards.
- MIDI Program change is now only received on the Avalon's MIDI channel. In v1.06b and v1.06c program changes were received globally on all MIDI channels.

Bug fixes
- Pattern Chaining in Banks 5-7 did not work properly.
- USB-MIDI Filter control now working, was not working in v1.06c.
- Bank transitions between Banks 5-7 could cause sequencer to stop. This was very rare occurrence.

Download here

Direct link to updated reference manual here."

Orca-c on hyper keyboard pi + volca fm

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Masaki Takada

Also see: ORCA Visual Programming Language Developed by a Couple on a Sailboat

itijik Goes To Work On This Loop! - Flip Your Sample 001πŸ”₯

Published on Sep 8, 2019 itijik

"Shout out to @slycemusic on IG ( for sending this dope loop! This is already a developed idea so I had to break it down a bit. It’s definitely a challenge to make something fresh in 10 minutes, but it’s a good push. The more I do, the better I will manage the short time...I spent half the time fixing and had a couple brain farts, but I made it! πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜

Email me your audio files, even something recorded on your phone, and I’ll flip it into a dope instrument or maybe even a beat. I’ll also post a quick process video and give you a shout out! Just be sure to include your social media linksπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰

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Four Korg Volcas Do Daft Punk's Da Funk

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of the Korg Volcas doing Da Funk by Daft Punk. Volca Keys sequenced by the beatstep pro as the ms20 mini lead, Volca Sample on beats, Volca Bass + distortion pedal on 303 duty, and Volca Kick for second bass thump. Mixed onto a Roland VS880 HDR to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Alesis Strike Multipad - Let’s Explore & Play - Live Stream

Published on Sep 8, 2019 The Sound Test Room

The Alesis Strike Multipad was introduced back in 2018.

Gecho v2 - How to build your DIY kit (acrylic sandwich)

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Gecho Loopsynth

"To give you an idea what's involved in putting together your DIY kit, and at the same time, how does PO-20 Arcade sound together with Gecho.

Step-by-step guide is here:"


How to open and close battery door

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Gecho Loopsynth

"In some units the door does not move smoothly. This will get better over time as you use it, but in the meantime there is a simple trick to it.

If the door twists a little bit sideways, it will get stuck. Leaning the unit against a flat surface helps, but put something soft under (like a newspaper) to not scratch anything.

Puller is helping to get the door into the notch, but it is not a good idea to pull the door all the way only by the puller as it may snap, also it is very hard to keep the door straight, instead pull the door with your fingers.

This is a unit with 14500 rechargeable cell, so the door doesn't really need to be opened more than once when installing the cell. But of course with AA batteries powered unit you will need to do it more frequently. Plugging in the USB power at any time conserves batteries."

8 09 19 Serge Paperface

Published on Sep 8, 2019 batchas

Seismic Spink-0 Ableton link Eurorack module 6hp

via this auction

module that syncs eurorack with Ableton live



Clock Out
Reset Out
MIDI Out (isn’t implemented yet
HDMI (on the side, from Pi)
USB 2.0
wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n

Eowave Quadrantid Swarm Synth

via this auction

"Hi your looking at eowave Quadrantid swarm synth ,a digital synth voice with 2 analog filter spring reverb, touch keyboard and use as step sequencer,with midi and cv/ trigger connection. 8 modes organ,strings, drone noise gains perc metal and chip tune. This is a great synth for drones too."

Vermona DRM-1 MkII Deluxe Analog Drum Synth

via this auction

"A super cool unit, straight out of Berlin. Used by loads of well known electronic artists. Great for anything from clicks and glitches to deep bass tones and anything in between. This unit is playable via MIDI (no triggers) but has the Deluxe Silver Knobs."

Yamaha DX7 Digital FM Synthesizer SN 85456

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN ZC78304

via this auction

Introverted - Morphagene, VCV Rack, MicroFreak, Midilar

Published on Sep 8, 2019 20Objects Omri Cohen

"In this one, I'm using the envelope follower on the Morphagene to generate notes in VCV so the higher the amplitude of the sample, the higher the notes. I'm also recording a loop with the MicroFreak and a looper in VCV. With the Midilar I'm bringing the voices in and out, and also adding distortion to the opening sequence.

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

Podcast 292: Ross Healy (VICMOD)

Published on Sep 8, 2019 20Objects

"I think I've seen the handle VICMOD bouncing around the internet forever. I've also been listening to the music of Cray for a while, too. But only recently did I actually put 2 and 2 together to realize that this was the same person!

I've always like the Cray music for its breadth and honesty - it really sounded like a person's inner voice, rather than whatever a synth might naturally produce. And in talking with him, it is clear that this is his primary objective: heartfelt improvisation and sound design.

From his earliest work with a janky 486 computer to his current obsession with Omnisphere (with Buchla, Serge and Eurorack in-between), Ross has exercised almost any machine you can imagine. The result is a person that is looking to be surprised by his environment - and is constantly searching for those surprises.

After our chat, Ross was apparently spurred into digging into the archives, and has release the following for the listeners:

You can also check out the whole VICMOD label catalog here:

And, as Ross himself says, check out his work on to dig into more of his past:


Perculator & New John Foxx & The Maths Album

Published on Sep 8, 2019 zack dagoba

"Just messing about with some percussive patterns on the ARP2500, for the new John Foxx & The Maths album


New Buchla 100 Series Pics

See the update in this post.

JU06a @Knobcon 2019

Published on Sep 8, 2019 gestelt

"Recorded using a Roland GoMixer into a Pixel 3"

BoBeats: Roland JU-06A Synthesizer Review — I don't even like the classic JUNO...

Published on Sep 8, 2019 BoBeats

"I am not into synth nostalgia and I never really liked the original Juno. But the JU-06A is interesting for reasons beyond being a 'replication' of the Juno-60. If you enjoy this review consider supporting on

Watch Loopops comparison:" [posted here]

Electra One with DX7

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Electra One MIDI Controller

"Electra One in control of Yamaha DX7. For more information and pre-orders visit

The video demonstrates modifying a patch that Electra downloaded fom TX7 tone generator. Operator frequencies and envelopes are being modified in real time. The sequence is run by Roland TB 3 connected to the USB host port of Electra."

Revisiting my Roland Boutique - 9 JP 08 Jupiter Synth tracks in an Ableton Live Jam

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Expanding Sound

"Roland announced their JU 06A this week, and from what I can tell it seems to be a fairly polarizing product, along with the entire Boutique line. A lot of people have strong opinions about the Boutiques. I got my JP-08 a few weeks after it came out, some 3 years ago. I have my gripes with the product but I've also had some fun with it. After reading some peoples reactions to the JU 06A I decided to revisit my JP 08 and give myself a fun little project with it. I wanted to make a jam using only the sounds from the JP 08. The drums are from a simple custom drum rack in Ableton, but all melodic instruments were performed using the JP 08s interface into my computer. There are 9 instances in total of the JP 08 on this track. I spent about 2 hours working on the melody, recording and giving it a quick mix. There are no individual instances of EQ on this track. The only effects I used were a little delay, reverb, and a filter on the end of the track, with a quick mastering preset from my Waves Abbey Road Mastering Plug in.

Pulling the JP 08 back out after being on the shelf for a while brings back my original sentiment. Its fun, a great idea, and captures the essence of the Jupiter. But the faders and pots are excruciatingly small. You have to be so fine with your movements otherwise you modulate way more than you intend to. The portability is nice but the keys are really useless if you want to do anything more than just fiddle around. I don't think the Boutiques are a complete swing and a miss, but rather a cool idea with some unfortunate flaws.

At the end of the day, it really just comes down to sound with any instrument. Nevermind the melodic structure of my little track if it's not your cup of tea. You tell me, how does the Roland JP 08 sound completely on its own?"

Red Canyon (F-Zero SNES) music remastered on 90s pro. synthesizer

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Panorama as a circle

"Red Canyon (F-Zero SNE Super Nintendo) music OST remastered remix on 90s professional synthesizer Roland JV-1010 / JV-1080."

Panorama as a circle

time lapse modular build - Doepfer A-100

Published on Sep 8, 2019 grauoliv

"I recently found a long missed SD-card, with pictures from 2017! So with some delay, here's a time lapse video putting together my Doepfer A-100 modular system. At that time I grouped modules together by function, recognisable by the coloured knobs.

The audio is just two VOCs modulated."

FREE! Korg Volca Drum Patch Pack!

Published on Sep 8, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"I'm super happy to be able to share with you my new, free patch pack for the Korg Volca Drum - 16 brand new kits exploring the Volca's exciting synthesis engine. You can hear each of the kits in this video and get the patches for free on my site here:

Follow the patch links to open the patches in my free Volca Drum patch editor and send them to your Volca Drum - don't forget to save them to a kit slot.

I hope you enjoy playing with these kits as much as I did creating them!"

Vermona '14/Hildegard von Bingen: "O Quam Mirabilis Est"

Published on Sep 7, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Hildegard von Bingen's fantastic "O Quam Mirabilis Est", performed on the Vermona '14. Beautiful melody. And such a great tone from the '14: perfectly suited for this kind of music. I decided to put myself in this video; I don't usually do this, as I like the focus to be the music/instrument - but in this instance I'll go with music + face. I'm wearing all-black to minimize distraction.

At certain points the lighting/balance of the camera is altering itself; excuse this.

There really is a case to be made for Gregorian Chant on synth. I can't think of a better way of not only performing great pieces of music (I'm still considering doing a concert of Gregorian Chant on synth, or possibly recording an albums' worth) - but also demonstrating the pure, raw tone of an instrument. There's no hiding with music like this. Very exposed - which is possibly also its beauty.

PS the score is up on the wall (out of sight of the camera). Hence I'm looking up throughout this performance/recording.

Enjoy/all best

Conductive Labs MRCC on Kickstarter

Update to this post, in via Simo.

Conductive Labs MRCC is now on Kickstarter here.

" MRCC Provisional TECH SPECs

I/O - 11 in x 21 out routable and filtered MIDI ports
Message filters - clock, note on/off, CC, prog change, & Stop/Start/Continue
Mappings - velocity scaling, channel, & 16 PC virtual cables
Tools - save/load presets, MIDI routing tests for all ports and channels, & Visual MIDI monitors
And more - MIDI CC control for MRCC, CV Clock Out, CC LFOs, "Light Show" mode & algorithmic MIDI note modifiers. Details to follow as development progresses.

The OLED screen, navigation buttons and encoder are intended to "future proof“ the MRCC. We will monitor the MIDI 2.0 spec, and as features are adopted by the industry we wish to provide FW updates where possible.
Latest Project Status

As of launch of this Kickstarter, for hardware we have created a breadboard prototype, a hand built prototype on perf board, and the latest prototypes are PCB assemblies with a socketed processor board and socketed OLED display (pictured above). All hardware features on the latest prototype are fully functional (with a couple of blue wires). The next step for hardware development is to start PCB layout with the microcontroller and OLED display down on our own PCB rather than socketed. We need to adjust port spacing and get mounting holes where we need them. We'll also evaluate if we will stay with a 5V DC input or add another voltage regulator to accept a wider range of input voltages.

We plan to make a prototype enclosure soon that reflects the proposed design language. We'll post pictures as soon as we have it.

On the software side, MRCC is routing MIDI with no issues, from any of the inputs and outputs including USB host and PC. We'll be demonstrating this at Knobcon 8 in Chicago this week! There's a functioning MIDI status screen, and some filters are implemented as a proof of concept. There's still work to be done to optimize the user experience with navigation on the display. We want a tight relationship between the button presses and what's reflected on the display so you will see exactly what information you need when you need it. Now that we have the new prototypes, this work can begin. After that, implementing configurable MIDI filters, MIDI effects and we have some really cool ideas for MIDI diagnostics features.

Why We Kickstart

Kickstarter is a great way to gauge interest in a product idea. We like to make things we want and need, and we hope others will like it too. From a bill of materials standpoint, we're creating MRCC to be the center of your music space and we are sparing no expense to make it the best it can be. The money from the campaign will be used for development expenses, such as prototypes and parts, and to get MRCC into production with some funds left to help our business grow."


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