MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Casio cowboys in space

Published on Sep 17, 2019 SynthMania

Inspired by the wonderful Morricone soundtracks of the '60s.
Gear used:
Casio Casiotone 701 = organ
Casio MT-18 = solo voices
Kilpatrick Audio REDOX = phaser on the 701
Strymon BigSky = cloud reverb on the MT-18

MIDERA | The forever seed (Virus TI ambient)

Published on Sep 17, 2019 MIDERA

"Access Virus TI ambient demo"

Moog Matriarch: First Sonic Impressions (The First 8 Minutes out of the box!)

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Getsemani Music

"We just took delivery of our new Moog Matriarch. We set it right up and spent a couple of minutes turning knobs until we had a satisfactory sound to start experimenting. What this video shows is the first 8 minutes of trying it out. No manual, no studying, no patch work (yet)... just playing around. Conclusion: We love it, and now to start digging deeper!"

15-The Arturia MicroFreak- The Matrix Part 1

Published on Sep 17, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a two-part demonstration of the function and application of the matrix present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Some synthesizers working together

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

"Just installed the Kiwisix on my Polysix for the added sequencer. Like it so far, though learning the new menu layout takes some time. The sequencer operates almost like the Jx-3p's, which I love since it can be advanced with drum triggers."

Dexibell Vivo S7 Pro Digital Piano - Quick Jam

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Dexibell Vivo S7 Digital Piano BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Ray Tevich Jams on the amazing Vivo S7 Pro digital piano at Kraft Music.

Want to hear even more playing?

Want to learn more about the S7? [posted here]

Dexibell Vivo Stage digital pianos come "alive" with T2L (True to Life) sound generation technology, reaction to player articulation, and seductive Italian design. The 88-key Vivo S7 and 73-key Vivo S3, both with weighted hammer action keyboards, offer astonishing harmonic content and dynamic range with extra-long, better-than-CD-quality piano samples. Vivo Stage pianos also feature Bluetooth for audio streaming from portable devices, pitch bend and modulation wheels, and extensive connectivity for studio and stage.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Dexibell Vivo Stage digital piano bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new stage piano, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

"Well played."

via @espenstoro, via @Chris_Randall

"They drink your milkshake."



Published on Sep 17, 2019 BoBeats

"This is the Roland MC101 and its a portable groovebox and sample player. But is it a Circuit Killer? Let's find out!"

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Jamming with Polyend Preset Eurorack module

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Polyend

"The Preset adds an entirely new layer of replicability in your modular system, which is especially useful for live musicians. Program the notes sequences using one of the 32 build-in musical scales. Record the automation using the encoders. Or maybe copy an existing LFO or envelope from another module using the CV input. These all can be later recalled out of one of the 9 Preset CV outputs. You could build an entire performance with the use of the Preset module. Each recording of voltage can be up to 30 seconds in length. Worth mentioning is that everything you do in the Preset is being autosaved.
Thatʼs already a lot of functionality, right? But it's just the beginning."

Vintage CLEF Master Rhythm Computer Band-box

via this auction

"Very rare vintage analogue drum machine with auto accompaniment.

Not working as it should the drum machine section seems to work and is programmable as it should be but only sometimes. Sometimes when you turn it on it doesn't work and needs to be turned on again. The auto accompaniment side doesn't seem to function at all."

Pics of the inside below.

Kawai SX-210 Teisco SYN-42 Micro Computer Board Repair Kit

via this auction

"This is a set of all the components you will ever need to repair the Kawai (or Teisco) SX-210 micro computer board (SYN-42) known for the ni-cd battery leakage problem. I had a customer that brought me 9 (nine) units to repair, all with the same problem.

Beside repairing the board, you will be able to change for a stable lithium battery (included, as well as the components and instructions to do it). I will provide you a clean PDF service manual and some extra instructions (from advice on how to remove corroded components to reloading the factory presets, etc.). I will also provide you the banks'presets in .wav format and the instructions manual. This is not a task for beginners, you have to be able to solder and desolder 2 faces PCBs. But you can take this kit to a local repair shop, and they will gladly do the job. The time consuming part is sourcing these components. I am always available to help fellow synth lovers. Try me.

The KIT contains all the parts next to the battery and some others that I used in some moment to repair the boards:

1 CPU Intel P8031 (this one is far from the battery, but I had to change it in some boards due to short circuits)
1 2764 Programmed EPROM with the last known firmware
2 ULN2003A darlington transistor array
1 SN74LS374N
1 µPD8253C NEC programmable interval timer
1 TC5517 Toshiba 2K RAM (your unit may come with a MSM5128 - they work the same)
2 transistors 2SA564
2 transistors 2SC536
1 zener diode 5.2V (WZ-052)
1 diode 1S2473
1 diode 1S1555 (to adapt the new lithium battery)
1 CR2032 lithium battery with soldering tags
2 resistor network 3,3KΩ x 8
2 2,2KΩ 1/4W resistor
7 3,3KΩ 1/4W resistor
6 electrolytic capacitors 10µF 16V
3 electrolytic capacitors 0.22µF 16V
1 electrolytic capacitor 47µF 16V
1 electrolytic capacitor 100µF 25V
all the integrated circuits come with a good quality machined DIL socket.

All the components are tested prior to shipping including the ESR of the capacitors."

ARP Odyssey VINTAGE Synthesizer MKI White Face w/ New Dust Cover

via this auction

Roland System-100M demo

Published on Sep 17, 2019 tiz9000

"I've been trying to get close to those awesome bubbling synth lines in Depeche Mode's 'Violator' for ages. They used Flood's Roland System-700 to make the amazing lines for 'Enjoy the Silence' for example.

I'll probably never own a System-700, but I understand Roland says that the circuit differences between the two systems are not that big. So I'm giving it a whirl on the 100M!"

Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Official Video)

Published on Oct 26, 2009 Depeche Mode

"Depeche Mode - "Enjoy The Silence" (Official Video) directed by Anton Corbijn
Original song from the 'Violator' album (Sire/Mute Records - 1990)
Buy the 12” Singles Box Sets -"

Unfiltered Audio LION

Published on Jul 23, 2019 Plugin Alliance

"LION is a multi-mode synth packed with amazing oscillator modes, industry leading FX and Unfiltered Audio’s powerful modulation system. With its user friendly interface and intuitive workflow, you can quickly program patches that are only possible with LION. Download it today and jump right in to discover your next big sound!"

via Unfiltered Audio

"Welcome the King of the Synthesis Jungle
After developing some of the most innovative and forward thinking audio processing tools in the world of plugins, Unfiltered Audio is reaching for new heights with their groundbreaking first synthesizer. LION is an extraordinarily deep synth that features an easy-to-use interface with everything you need for quick patching, endless experimentation, and intuitive sound design.

Under LION’s hood is a dual-oscillator architecture with each oscillator featuring 26 modes. These modes range from familiar classics to unique oscillators found nowhere else. Pick and choose from FM synthesis, subtractive or additive waveforms, "super" oscillator stacks, microsound, noise, or variations on each!

Behringer RD-8 Unboxing and First Look: build quality, sounds and programming a quick beat

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Starsky Carr

"I couldn't wait to get something on video with this. I've been quite excited since Behringer announced it a while back... and it's finally here.

Just a quick look at how it feels, build quality, the sounds and making a quick beat."

SIC ITUR AD ASTRA // Moog Matriarch + Grandmother

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Genshi Media Group


A performance piece based on a variation of my earlier piece using the Moog Matriarch and Grandmother synths. Public Domain stock space footage from the Prelinger Archives. You can download the audio to this video at -"

Oscar Peterson and His Synths

Published on Jun 22, 2016 Rudy Cortes

Roland Jupiter-8, System 100m, & NED Synclavier. You might remember Oscar Peterson from this TB-303 ad. You can find a handful of posts mentioning Oscar Peterson here.

This one is in via @auralhistories

Roland Introduces Zenbeats for iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows

Zenbeats | Find Your Creative Flow Published on Sep 17, 2019 Roland Zenbeats

"Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app designed to keep you in an effortless artistic flow. Get started on any device or platform."

Some highlights:

Roland Zenbeats’ elegant, touchscreen interface places you in a tactile music-making zone. Zenbeats arrives pre-loaded with on-screen controllers, instruments, and effects. Tap, swipe, modulate, and pitch bend sounds using gestures with Zenbeats’ on-screen instruments including drum pads, keys, and ultra-flexible note grid.

Experience all nine instruments and 14 effects with your free membership or upgrade to “Ultimate” to unlock external plugin support, automation graphs, and other features.

Classic Roland Sounds and Themes
Awaken your music’s possibilities with signature sounds from Roland’s legendary TR-808, TR-909, and TR-707. Choose custom skins to match the vibe of your Zenbeats mobile or home studio. Launch themes include “808 Nights” and “909 Days,” with many more to come.

Sample the Universe
SampleVerse is a powerful, inspirational tool. Play, edit, and capture sounds from your world, including acoustic instruments and live vocals. With its phrase arpeggiator, multiple oscillators, and powerful filters, SampleVerse makes musical possibilities infinite.

Pure Polyphony
Incorporating MIDI Polyphonic Expression, Zenbeats gives you detailed control of each note’s parameters. MPE, paired with an intuitive touchscreen interface, makes working in Zenbeats a uniquely expressive experience.

Beatmaking Bliss
Roland Zenbeats provides access to extensive beatmaking tools and comes stocked with a collection of kits and pattern presets. Craft powerful rhythms with classic Roland sounds, studio kits, and grooves. Audition and sequence drum sounds, then swipe from left to right to create fills, double-time hits, and ratchet effects. Adjust your pattern’s length and time signature to meet your needs.

Free download here.

LaunchKey MINI MK3 User Reviews & Demos

Review: LaunchKey MINI MK3 // Ableton Live // Generative arp // TRS MIDI explained (MKIII tutorial) Published on Sep 17, 2019 loopop

See the LaunchKey MINI MK3 announcement post here.

0:00 Intro
0:55 Overview
1:45 Keybed
2:10 Pads
3:30 3.5mm MIDI
4:45 TRS A vs B
7:25 Arpeggiator
9:30 Mutate/deviate
11:20 Ableton Live
13:20 Bottom row
14:10 Pad modes
14:50 Knob modes
16:20 Using an iPad
17:50 Misc
18:50 Pros & cons

Novation LaunchKey Mini Mk3 - Live jam and demo

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"The Novation LaunchKey Mk3 is a cool little controller with Ableton Live integration. This simple jam is done all on the LaunchKey demonstrating the basic workflow including the very funky arpeggiator with Mutate and Deviate functions."

See the LaunchKey MINI MK3 announcement post here.

Sonic Scenarios | Lorre-Mill: Double Knot 2 / Experiment

Published on Sep 17, 2019 CTRL MOD

"Quick out of the box experiments with the Double Knot 2 from Lorre-Mill

Available here:

Sonic Scenarios is a series of videos chronicling the features, designs and sounds of Eurorack format synthesizer modules & beyond with sound designer Mike Kiraly — Presented by Control.

Control is a synthesizer brick/mortar and online shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY specializing in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

RF Nomad Demo [Episode 182]

Published on Sep 17, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We explore the RF Nomad module from Evaton Technologies. The RF Nomad generates sound from shortwave radio input. There is no filtering or locking on the incoming shortwave radio signal, so there is a lot of noise, heterodynes and other elements along with the occasional actual station. The real fun comes when you use the CV in to modulate the tuning, even at audio rate.

For more information, please visit

0:15 Basic Operation
1:37 Modulating the CV input for tuning from an E350 Morphing Terrarium oscillator
2:22 Running the output of the modulated EF Nomad through the Strymon Magneto tape delay for noise eerie effects

"The RF Nomad adds the squealy, squelchy, noisy, unpredictable vintage sounds of shortwave radio to your modular. But this is no ordinary shortwave; it's been designed to be extra noisy, extra squealy, extra gritty, and just downright nasty. No built-in output filtering means that a rich spectrum of harmonic content is available on the audio output jack. Audio levels can be driven to distortion. CV control lets you add your own creative spin on sound design."

For more synthesizer demos please subscribe to CatSynth TV and visit"

Gotharman's LD3: New Oscillators

Published on Sep 17, 2019 gotharman

"The second video showcasing the new oscillator core, that will be a part of the forthcoming updates for LD3, Tiny LD and Spazeboard6."

Red Panel 156 Overview by Todd Barton

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Todd Barton

"A little walkthrough of the Red Panel 156 Control Voltage Processor by Buchla. A shoutout to my Patrons who continue to support these and other offerings through"

Make Noise Mimeophon & VCV Rack Patch from Scratch Pt.1

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this is the first video about the Mimeophon together with VCV Rack, and I'm planning to make at least another one, experimenting more with this beautiful module.

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

Here is the VCV Rack patch -"

Part 1 here


Published on Sep 17, 2019 Station 252

"Chorus Echo sound examples. The fifth algorithm on the new Tape Echo card for Z-DSP voltage controlled effects processor from Tiptop Audio. Like the Mono Echo in program 1, but with a stereo Chorus after the delay. The speed of the Chorus
increases as the Filter control moves to high pass.

recorded directly from Z-DSP stereo out. Patched using an assortment of Tiptop Audio modules: Tiptop ONE, Z2040, Z4000, Forbidden Planet, Circadian Rhythms, BD808 and more."

The END of IAA? | Inter App Audio Deprecated | haQ attaQ

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Jakob Haq

For those of you on iOS.

"Apple is deprecating Inter App Audio aka IAA in iOS 13 in favour of AUv3! So it seems that the IAA protocol has hit its end game, but what does that really mean for iOS based music producers? To answer this question I got in contact with several prominent app developers, who's apps most mobile musicians know about, due to their importance for the iOS music production scene. Want to know what the future holds? Check this out!"


Published on Sep 17, 2019 SteadyStateFate

"Linear Through Zero FM via Spectrum

Zero Point CV Modulation via ADSRVCA

Morph CV via MiniSLEW

TiNRs Tuesday:
BEAT - Entity BDS

All sounds except kick are RAW from Zero Point Oscillator, no addtional processing."

Waldorf Q 32-Voice Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is the 32-voice model. Everything is functional and it has no major blemishes, only a few small scratches here and there that you would expect with age.

Truly is one of the greatest digital synths ever made."

Roland TB-303 w/ Original Box, Data Wheel, & Gig Bag

via this auction

"Roland TB-303 - Classic Acid Techno Bassline Synth ,Kenton outs, Boxed , Manual , chart wheel , will sent with out batteries, no charger..."

Therevox ET-4.1

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

1978 Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

Check out the chip in the front panel. There's wood under there.

"Recently serviced and everything works beautifully. Aftertouch is perfect. A couple of cosmetic scratches and blemishes but perfect otherwise. Output nice and quiet. Has lived in a professional recording studio for last 15 years."

Korg MS-50 SN 190487

via this auction

TIRACON 6V Analog Synthesizer (1987) Made in GDR *Volkseigener Synthesizer Betrieb*

Published on Sep 17, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage #synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #TIRACON 6V analog synthesizer (1987)
(TIRACON 6V sounds are self-programmed)
drums: E-MU Emax samples
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

The TIRACON 6V is a rare six voice analog synthesizer made by VEB Automatisierungsanlagen Cottbus (former #GDR)

6 voices
1 VCO per voice + Sub-Osc, PWM, all waveforms can selected together
3 LFOs
24dB/Oct analog low-pass filter with resonance (Roland filter type)
The user interface is YAMAHA DX7 inspired, the design KORG Poly800 inspired and the filter from Roland."

The Terminator Theme + Korg Trident

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Henry Hurt

"The Terminator Theme played live on a Korg Trident.

Part 1
String section - Lead
Synth section - Bass
Brass section - "Bass drum"

Part 2
String section - Lead
Synth section - Bass + Lead
Brass section - "Bass drum"

Part 3-4
String section - Lead + Bass
Synth section - Bass + Lead
Brass section - "Bass drum" multiple triger

Rec: Mono mix out from Trident to FX to camera.

FX used:
Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl
Strymon DECO
Eventide Space"

Empress Effects ZOIA: Introduction + Demo

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Red Means Recording

"The Empress ZOIA is a modular audio playground shoved into a neat blinky friend.
This is video giving a basic introduction and going over the patches I made in the first 6 days with it.
Get the vinyl I mentioned:"

ZR+NR+CF (for pirates) Noise Engineering

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Noise Engineering

1. ZR+NR+CF (for pirates)
Here, we play some chords from Mimetic Digitalis triggered from Zularic Repetitor. Notes are from Loquelic Iteritas Percido, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and Cursus Iteritas Percido.
2. Numeric Repetitor (for pirates)
Here, we play a percussive patch with Numeric Repetitor. Drums are from Cursus Iteritas Percido, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and Manis Iteritas.
3. Zularic Repetitor (for pirates)
Here, we play some chords from Mimetic Digitalis triggered from Zularic Repetitor. Notes are from Loquelic Iteritas Percido, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and Cursus Iteritas Percido.

FX AID: Delay into Reverb/Shimmer

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Happy Nerding

"Showing FX AID’s black panel version and 'Delay into Reverb', 'Delay into Dual Shimmer', 'Delay into Shimmer' effects."

Anyone recognize the guitar riff at :59? Mogwai and Lo Moon came to mind, but I can't find it. I swear I've heard it before.

JVNE - a track made entirely with the Arturia MicroFreak

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Silver Reef

"I just picked up an Arturia MicroFreak to add another synth track to my Novation Circuit. The mixer I ordered hasn't arrived yet, so here's a track I created with just the MicroFreak. All synth parts were recorded into Reaper, and the drums were sequenced with samples from some random packs I found for free.

Effects used:
TAL Reverb 4
Ozone Imager

Modular Expedition 29 -Modular Groovebox with Theremin, Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Thermae

Published on Sep 16, 2019 Modular Landing

"This is a jam composed of two takes, one with the modular and one with a Theremin going through the Chase Bliss Thermae pedal (for delay). The modular has a Pamela's workout clocking a Rene that is sequencing the Basimilus Iteritas Alter for the main synth sequence. That is going through the Polivoks filter, Echophon, and a Rabbit Hole FX phaser. Also being triggered by Pamela's workout is a tritone chord on the Intellijel Shapeshifter. Pressure Points is being used to trigger the Dixie and a long-release envelope from Peaks. Lastly, the theremin is going through a Chase Bliss Thermae for delay and pitch-shifting. Reverb and additional percussion was added ITB."

Hail Hydrasynth - Sonic LAB Review

Published on Sep 17, 2019 sonicstate

"We take an in depth look at the new Hydrasynth from Ashun Sound Machines. A fully digital 8 voice monster synth , with a ton of features - including plyphonic aftertouch keybed and ribbon controller."


Published on Sep 17, 2019 Published on Sep 17, 2019

via noystoise where you'll find the full post with additional build pics.

"Got a friendly message from none other than Mike Walters of Mystery Circuits. He had been tasked with repairing an odd-looking synth that resembled something I would make. Sure enough, it was the heavily modified Yamaha PSS-30 I had built on commission some 8 years ago."

Synth Sounds of Baby Crocodiles

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Published on Sep 17, 2019

via Boing Boing

Moog Introduces New Model 10 Synthesizer

Making a Moog Synthesizer Published on Sep 17, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"At the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina, every Moog modular synthesizer is hand-built to its original factory specifications. Individual modules are brought to life just as they were nearly 50 years ago: by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Each module is then hand-tested, finished with an aluminum panel, and placed into a custom tolex cabinet before the synthesizer leaves for its new home. Watch "Making a Moog Synthesizer" and step inside the Moog Factory to see how Moog synthesizers are built with love and care by the employee-owners at Moog Music.

Original score created by Bana Haffar and composed on a Moog Model 10 Synthesizer."

via Moog Music

"The Moog Model 10 Synthesizer returns to production at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC – making this iconic analog synthesizer available again to artists after nearly 50 years. Every Model 10 is hand-built to its original 1971 specifications and is a true recreation of the original. Individual modules are brought to life just as they were nearly 50 years ago: by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Each module is then hand-tested and placed into a custom tolex cabinet before the synthesizer leaves for its new home.

Watch Making a Moog Synthesizer [above] and step inside the Moog Factory to see how Moog synthesizers are built with love and care by the employee-owners at Moog Music.

The Model 10 is faithful in every way to its 1971 counterpart (the first compact modular synthesizer model created by Dr. Robert Moog) – all the way down to its hand-soldered electronic circuits. The Model 10 is comprised of 11 discrete analog modules, including the 907 Fixed Filter Bank, revered for its vast sound shaping and timbral possibilities, and three 900-Series oscillators, the foundational sound behind Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach and Isao Tomita’s Snowflakes Are Dancing.

The predecessor to the Model 15, the Model 10 design focuses on purity of sound, speed, and simplicity while providing the enormous sonic depth and dimension found only in a vintage Moog modular synthesizer."

Novation Introduces New Launchkey Mini MK3 w/ Arpeggiator, Fixed Chord Mode, 16 RGB Pads & More

Update: new videos added to the playlist above.

Novation // Launchkey Mini [MK3]
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Velocity Sensitive Pads
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Stop Solo Mute
Novation // Launchkey Mini - MIDI Out
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Record and Capture MIDI
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Fixed Chord Mode
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Arpeggiator
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Overview Video: Nikita
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Xylo Aria Spotlight
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Nikita Spotlight
Novation // Launchkey Mini - Xylo Aria Performance

via Novation

"Introducing the new Launchkey Mini with arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, 16 RGB pads and much more

With the new Launchkey Mini, Novation have made their hugely popular 25-mini-key portable MIDI keyboard controller for Ableton Live more versatile, adaptable and playable than ever. Now you can make tracks anywhere using Launchkey Mini’s new arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, Capture MIDI, 16 big RGB pads, transport controls and more.

Featuring their best, most responsive mini-keymech to date, all-new pitch and modulation touchstrips, a sustain pedal input, and 16 newly RGB-backlit pads, Launchkey Mini is the perfect platform for expressive performance and colour-matched clip launching. The new Fixed Chord mode and arpeggiator help you take your melodic and harmonic ideas in new creative directions, enabling chords to be triggered from single notes, and turning held chords into riffs, melodies and sequences on the fly; and thanks to the Capture MIDI button, you’ll never lose a note, even if you forget to hit record.

Spend less time clicking mouse buttons and more time making music, as Launchkey Mini’s device control and deep, intuitive integration with Live lets you step back from the screen and feel the beats. Start and stop playback and recording via the dedicated transport buttons, operate the mixer’s Mute, Solo, Volume, Pan and Send controls, and take instant control of Device Macros with eight rotary encoders – connect more deeply with your music, navigating and mixing your projects in a more tactile way than the mouse and keyboard can hope to match.

Launchkey Mini comes with everything you need to make complete tracks in the box, including sounds, virtual instruments and plug-in effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand, plus membership of Novation Sound Collective, bringing you new free content from our plug-in partners every couple of months. It also has a MIDI out port for connection to hardware synths and grooveboxes; and if Live isn’t your only production environment, included mapping templates make Launchkey Mini the ideal solution for on-the-go control of Logic, Cubase, Reason or any other HUI-compatible DAW, too.

Novation’s most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller, Launchkey Mini gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. It’s available now through Novation stockists and direct from the Novation eStore* (*where applicable)."

Check with the dealers on the right for deals and availability.

You can find additional details at

Patch n Tweak

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