MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Update

Sampler Scrubbing and Modulating on the Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Published on Sep 14, 2019 PERCUSSA

Download the update here. Updates include:

"New Sampler Scrubbing Features + Usability Fixes + Bugfixes

scrubbing code has been added such that if the sampler is not looping and you change start, length or Xfade, there are no glitches that can be heard. It now sounds like a tape head or vinyl record moving. Modulating start/length now is also smooth because it uses the same scrubbing code.

start/length logic has been changed so there is no more “inversing” of the from / to playback region. This should make it easier to use the sampler and to know what’s happening.

A level setting has been added per-sample so you can adjust the level for each of the 8 samples in the sampler module. This setting also allows inverting the sample playback (range is -1.0 to 1.0).

various other bugs in the sampler were fixed in the process and the code cleaned up and optimized.

New Quad SVF + Bugfixes + Optimizations

The SVF now has 4 inputs and 20 outputs (4x5). It’s now a quad-filter, which means you have 4 independent filters in one module. Each filter has 5 outputs, and the name of the outputs has been shortened to HP, LP, BP, PK and NT.

It doesn’t matter if you use 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the filters because the CPU cost is the same. Filter processing is done in parallel on the CPU now so this change does not increase CPU usage.

Cutoff / resonance mod inputs also had an issue previously where the mod signal would be scaled on the inputs, this has now been fixed. It’s possible that similar issues were present on some mod inputs of other modules, so this fix should take care of that as well."

Australian banjo frogs - Buchla bongos

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Florent Perray

Korg Electribe ER-1 Rhythm Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

Akai AX-60 6-Voice Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Din Sync RE-303 Bass Line Analog Synth

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This is a replica of the Roland TB-303 motherboard and switchboard. Every nuance and mistake in the hardware is recreated in the RE-303."

FolkTek Resonant Garden Alter Circuits Acuostic Synth FX Sound Box

via this auction, also on Reverb

"The Resonant Garden is an acoustic-electronic hybrid designed to create anything from beats and oddities to dense sound scapes.

The garden essentially utilizes three Alter circuits but each equipped with a mic pre-amp, and 4 garden (stringed) panels for generating acoustics. By plucking, rubbing, tapping or even bowing, those micro-acoustic sounds become amplified and effected by the Alter in any number of ways. In essence, the garden is a large microphone designed to pick up vibrations."

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer SN 150915

Published on Jan 24, 2011 reflecto

"Korg SQ-10 triggering a Korg MS-50"

via this auction

"Legendary Korg SQ-10 3 channel analog sequencer. Perfect combo with MS-10, MS-20 and MS-50 as well as any analog synth have CV/Gate in. Channel A & B has switchable for +/- 1V and +/- 5V, Channel C is 0V-5V.

The unit is working but cosmetically poor with some rust with this grand father of portable analog sequencer."

arp 2500 1 - 2

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Jon Dent

arp 2

Moog Matriarch - Paraphonic Pad Fun

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Expanding Sound

"This was a request from a couple of fellow youtubers. My first Matriarch exploration video was mostly in Monophonic mode, not for any particular reason other than I was having fun. A couple people asked me to do some work in paraphonic mode to show some chords and pads on the Matriarch. I was happy to oblige!
Theres something to be said about an inspiring instrument. I can really see the draw towards modular setups after playing with the Matriarch the last few days. You never want to stop manipulating the tone. The possibilities feel exciting, and endless. One more patch here, one more tweak there.
This video is based off very simple chord progressions, for the first couple minutes just a 4 to a 5 chord in E, having fun with the sound. Although I do change the oscillator waveforms in the video, I change them uniformly. My Crumar Stratus has a mode that allows you to seesaw oscillator waveform (between Square and Sawtooth, I think) with every keystroke. Although I love my Stratus, I always thought that feature sounded dumb. With the Matriarch I was more concerned with making it sound pleasant to my ears. And it does. Hopefully you enjoy it, and it shines some light onto some nice warm pad sounds you can make with this beautiful synth."

Roland SH 7 perc

Published on Sep 14, 2019 UFO LFO

UFO LFO Roland SH 7 videos

Jamming With The Toraiz Squid Multitrack Sequencer

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, we caught up with Pioneer DJ's Devon Hughes, who jamming with a hardware setup, based around their Squid multitrack sequencer.

He gave us a quick overview of the Squid and what it can do."

1973 Synton Syrinx 716 and a Horse

"The Almost Perfect Machine…
Syrinx 716, 1973 Photo © Toon Fey"

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me. You can find the full post that accompanies this pic on Syntovo here.

Note this is the first post to feature the Syrinx 716.  Reminded me of slimmed down PPG 1002.

See the Synth Horse label for more synths and horses.


Published on Sep 14, 2019 mishpult

"Quick noodle with #bastl #thyme and #digitakt. Sound effects ranging from comb filter, delays, bit reduction, flanging and distortion are provided by Thyme (great little box by the way) and the output is running through Analog Heat with generous drive applied."

Novation Peak: on-the-fly programming

Published on Sep 14, 2019 studentsmusic

"starting from 'initialize' this vid leads you into into a creative programming process including most features of the peak. try it by yourself or just recognize, what Peak can do."

Hordijk Feedback Patch

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Todd Barton

"Just wanted to explore a simple feedback patch on the Hordijk based on my favorite Rastko Lazic feedback patch for the Serge system: [video posted here] Eventually my little Hordijk patch turned into a version of Rob Hordijk's famous Blippoo Box :-)
Join my Patreon at:"

A C I D // AE Modular Synth // Electribe 2 Sampler #TTNM

Published on Sep 14, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Finally spent some time with my Korg Electribe 2 Sampler. More info below :)


Of course I removed all stock samples and sequences from the Electribe 2 Sampler immediately, with the help this awesome blank pattern preset file:

Then I downloaded this sweet sample manager software:

... and loaded a bunch of tangible waves AE Modular synth samples onto the device. So everything you hear in this video are sounds from the AE Modular, either sampled and played by the Electribe or live from the AE Modular synth rack, which is synced to the Electribe's clock via the handy analog sync output.

The Acid (I guess?!) melody sequence is played by the SEQ16 module and the sound is a basic VCO sawtooth wave through the NYLE filter, which is modulated not only by a decay envelope, but also occasionally by the VCO's square wave utilising the filter's CV2 input.

I'm just getting used to the whole groovebox thing again after neglecting them for years, but I'm having tons of fun with the Electribe 2 Sampler. It's very live friendly indeed."

Yamaha CS50 through Leslie Speakers | Matt Chadra

Published on Sep 14, 2019 ClavAnother

"Having fun with the Yamaha CS50 playing through a pair of Leslie speakers."

Kinoshita Lab MIDI-guy Mini DIY Sound Module

Elektron Digitakt + Kinoshita Lab MIDI-guy (dream SAM2695)

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Masaki Takada

"All sound from MIDI-guy (small red chip on top)."

Google Translated from GitHub:

"The MIDI bastard kit is a sound module that uses the one-chip GM sound source IC, SAM2695. In addition to 128 types of GM sound source, effects and EQ can be used. For details, refer to the SAM2695 data sheet.

Kit contents

PCB with components mounted
microUSB type power connector
What you need other than the kit

Micro USB cable
USB power adapter or PC, etc. that can be powered by connecting a USB cable
MIDI cable, DIN-> TRS conversion cable (3.5mm TRS cable if using a 3.5mm TRS MIDI In MIDI controller)
How to build

Solder the USB power connector. Soldering is performed at two locations on the front and back, as shown in the figure below. Figure viewed from the component side Figure viewed from the back"

Roland Fantom Synthesizer At Knobcon 2019

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2019, Roland introduced a new Fantom line, three new flagship synth workstations.

The Fantom offers a deep synth engine, sequencing, beatmaking tools, a big touchscreen display, lots of MIDI and CV connectivity options and more.

We talked with Roland synth guru Ed Diaz, who gave us an overview and demo of what the Fantom can do."

Assorted Sounds

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Landrow

With a Moog Sub Phatty. Akai Timbre Wolf makes an appearance.

TX802 Tune

Published on Sep 14, 2019 First Name Last Name

"All sound from Tx802. Arrangment/effects from ableton."

Roland CR-5000 Rhythm Drum Machine w/ Mods

via this auction

Vintage Stylophone Electronic Organ Original Box & Booklet Pocket Synth 1968

via this auction

Vintage Panasonic Rhythm Machine RD-9844

via this auction

"In Excellent condition, Rare and Hard to find.

Works on a 9V battery (not included), and has a factory built-in 1/8" male plug output cable. Great addition, and perfect size for Modular and Eurorack setups. Made in Japan."

CASIO PT-7 Mini Synthesizer w/ Orginal Box

via this auction, also on Reverb

Dubreq Stylophones Set w/Case

via this auction

-Mini Stylophone.
-Stylophone Beatbox.
-(3) cables to interconnect the units.
-Game Keeper hard case.

Electronic Dream Plant Limited England WASP

via this auction

EMS "The Putney (VCS3)" and "Cricklewood (DK1)"

via this auction

"Museum Curator / Collector Alert ! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most significant analogue synthesizers in history !

We proudly present the vanishingly rare EMS VCS3 "'The Putney" with matching DK1 "Cricklewood" keyboard. The condition of these units is simply astounding. Both units are all-original. Our experts date this unit to the early 1970s, most likely 1970/71. Our technicians have fully tested, restored to full functionality, calibrated, and tuned both units."

Never Powered Vintage 1971/72 ARP 2600 Tonus Logo?

via this auction

Question: would you just pop it on and be the first, or would you have a tech run through it first? :)

"Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a really special ARP 2600 Tonus logo synth... that has never even been powered up !

This one comes with an amazing story. We acquired this instrument from an estate sale. Its one-and-only owner was an accomplished retired drummer who had taken sick and could no longer play the drums. So, he traded his drumming equipment in 1971/72 for the "latest and greatest" analog semi-modular synth at the time: the ARP 2600. Well, he wasn't a synthesist, but a drummer-and unfortunately his health continued to deteriorate, so he simply tucked this beauty away in the back of his closet, where it stayed until after his untimely death. He never even turned it on !

We then acquired the ARP 2600 as part of an estate sale a few years ago, and catalogued and stored it in a climate-controlled storage facility."

Oberheim Two Voice TVS-1 1975 SN 0178

via this auction

"Oberheim Two Voice is smaller than its big brothers 8 voice and 4 voice in terms of the size and polyphony yet most popular because of killer mini sequencer. This was perfectly working last time I play in about year ago. But I’ve noticed this machine needing to put in service now."

Macbeth M5 Repair

Published on Sep 14, 2019 wedream2

"After 14 years of frustration, I decided to attempt a fix of 2 non-functioning slider potentiometers on my M5. The problem turned out to be poor solder connections rather than with the slider pots themselves. Perhaps these pics will help others perform similar repair/maintenance on a synth that never came with an owner's manual, nor service manual & schematics."

ROLAND Inspiration Centre - Summer Solstice Party + Vintage Synths | Vancouver, BC

Published on Sep 14, 2019 synth4ever

"Join me on a walkthrough of the Vancouver Roland Inspiration Centre during their 2019 Summer Solstice Party + various Roland synthesizers, drum machines, Boss guitar effects, Roland V-Drums.

In summer 2019, local artists, industry professionals, and more were invited to visit the Vancouver Roland Inspiration Centre as part of their second annual Summer Solstice Event. In this video I do a brief studio tour of the event, vintage synths and various gear, and the Roland Inspiration Centre itself. Big thanks to Roland for putting on the event!

To learn more about Roland Inspiration Centres in Vancouver and Toronto, visit:"

ik multimedia UNO DRUM // factory kits // KICK 1 // B

Published on Sep 14, 2019 LESINDES

"Playing all factory kits of IK MULTIMEDIA UNO DRUM. This is featuring the machine's KICK 1 which is disigned a bit like the legendary 909. Another following video is dedicated to KICK 2 which is more 808-style."

My Favourite Things Synth Version

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Praxis Axis

"My Favorite Things;
Original song/lyrics by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Cover version by Praxis Axis.

Disclaimer: objects and humans depicted in this video do not represent the limit of my favourite things."

Patch of the Week 23: microKORG 8-bit Video Game Arps

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Korg

"Basic patches you can follow along at home on your microKORG synth: 8-bit Video Game Arps"

Korg Patch of the Week videos

Waldorf Quantum OS2 0 Beta7 [FM & Kernel Synthesis]

Published on Sep 14, 2019 TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

Rec : iPhoneXS + Line6 Sonic Port

Waldorf Quantum OS2 0 Beta7 [FM & Kernel Synthesis] Part2

Waldorf Quantum [Simple Analog filter Sound Test]

Published on Sep 14, 2019 TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

Rec : iPhoneXS + Line6 Sonic Port

96-2019- 96BBPM cirklon rhythms for eurorack synthesiser

Published on Sep 14, 2019 Luke Killen

"Cirklon is on duty today for some 96BPM melodic rhythms"

VOLTLIFE: SSF Entity Percussion extreme modulation

Published on Sep 13, 2019 voltlife

"Modulating the bejesus out of the Entity Percussion to get rich, varied, and frankly bonkers modular drum magic.

Other modules used:
Trigger sequencer - Four Bricks Rook
FM source - Tromsø triangle output
Pitch sequencer - Mimetic Digitalis
Harmonic sequencer - Verbos Voltage Multistage
Cycling envelope - Maths
Delay (only used towards the end) - Chronoblob 2
Reverb - 2hp Reverb
Kick - 2hp Play (stock sample)"

SH 7 Saw Sync.

Published on Sep 13, 2019 UFO LFO

"The is a saw sync patch running through a Specular Tempus reverb. Interesting note, the SH 7 has three envelopes 2 ADSR's and one A D, the A D envelope is a pitch envelope for flute windwood effects. It has negative and positive range like the filter envelope. Here I mainly use sync with a quick A D envelope setting. Mainly for a bit of bite. Portamento is set on low as well."

Roland MC-707 First Jam

Published on Sep 13, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Getting this thing figured out. Sounds are cool. Automation is cool. Didn't quite get scatter going on this one. Next time."

Patch n Tweak

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