MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Geometric Patterns Made Of Love And Understanding

Mix of unreleased Cray tracks featuring: Buchla 200e, Serge, Roland MC202, Mescaline, Eurorack, Lorre Mille Double Knot, Electron Analog 4, and Octatrack.

Cray, aka Ross Healy of Vicmod, was recently interviewed in 20Objects Podcast292 posted here. You can also find the interview on

THREETOM Modular & Steve's MS-22 Dual Voltage Controlled Filter

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Threetom Modular

via THREETOM modular

"I'm THREETOM modular, a small modular synthesizer company based in Belgium. Steve's MS-22 is my first module. I also do SMD repairs and DIY assembly.

Steve’s MS-22 is a dual voltage controlled filter (inspired upon a classic OTA design) with an innovative modulation matrix and one of the highest function-to-hp ratios in the land of Eurorack.

General features
- Dual VCF inspired by the Korg MS-20 OTA filter
- Low-pass into high-pass configuration
- Innovative modulation matrix allows CV control over all parameters
- Cut-off frequencies can be linked, resulting in a band pass filter with controlable bandwidth
- Bipolar monitoring LEDS for the LP, HP, resonance and gain CV signals
- One of the best functionality-to-size ratios in Eurorack with a width of 4 HP and a depth of 45 mm"

More info on Steve's MS-22 dual VCF on

“KASTLE V1.5”and“volca drum” DEMO Patching by Falcon-106

Published on Sep 20, 2019 K0MABA

“KASTLE V1.5”と“volca drum” をシンク接続し、パッチングして音を作ってみました。

MOOG ONE PATCHES by therudyrude

Published on Sep 20, 2019 therudyrude

"I love making presets on this machine. I make presets as part of learning the workflow of that Moog One .It starting to feel like a second nature."

Understanding the Memorymoog Power Supply (and why it's odd)

Published on Sep 20, 2019 GOLT !

"How the Memorymoog power supply works and how to calibrate it in isolation."

SONIC VOYAGER (synthesizer song)

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Jurgen Vitrier

"Synth song made entirely with the OB-6 (multitrack) , there's a little guest on this song and that's the Prophet-12, playing a Vox wavetable sequence.
Influences: J.M.Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Yanni, etc."

Vintage Octave Plateau Voyetra 8 SN M04818

via this auction

"The Voyetra 8 is a Polyphonic 8 voice rack mountable synthesizer with 2 VCOs per voice. This unit has been refurbished by Jeff Blenkinsopp of The Analogue Lab, who was a part of the original design team on the Voyetra. The unit works perfectly, sounds great, and will include a 3 pin to 5 pin midi cable.

Polyphony - 8 voice
Oscillators - 2 VCOs per voice (saw, sine, sqr, pw)
LFO - 2 LFOs
Filter - 24 dB/oct low pass resonant filter with ADSR
VCA - 2 ADSR envelope generators
Memory - 100 patches (Voices), 100 Steps"

Roland SH-5 monophonic synthesizer serviced

via this auction

KORG MONO/POLY MP-4 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage ARP SOLUS Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 462

via this auction

"The ARP Solus is a light and portable synth that lies somewhere between the Axxe and the Odyssey. The Solus is monophonic with 2 oscillators that include pulse-width-modulation and a digital ring modulator. An FM slider allows for an external sound source to be ring modulated through VCO #1 which gives this synth added function as an analog ring modulator perfect for creating wacky sounds. A great sounding ARP VCF (filter) adds a nice touch. Pitch bending is accomplished using a simple knob..

The Synth was tested and it is in good working order. No issues. Sliders all function. Sounds really cool and you can get some pretty amazing tones out of this thing..."

Roland MC-202 - Synth & Sequencer SN 340500

via this auction

'Valles Marineris' Ambient Improvisation (Novation Peak, Ditto X4)

Published on Sep 20, 2019 State Azure

"Another ambient track with just Peak and a Ditto X4. I recorded two loops into the Ditto then improvised over them. Custom presets, and only Peak internal FX used."

Configurations by Shasta Cults Now Available

Announced back in July 31, Shasta Cults' Configurations composed on the Buchla 700 is now available on Bandcamp.

"Recorded in 2017, employing the processes of non-linear waveshaping, frequency modulation and feedback, Configurations consists of eight programs captured live to multitrack using a rare, fully functional Buchla 700 digital-hybrid instrument designed in the late 1980s. Whereas previously released works made with the 700 almost always consist in simple manipulations of the single factory preset, this album delves deep into the instrument's rich sonic vocabulary to offer the listener a more elaborate demonstration of the system's capabilities."

Roland MC-101 Groovebox Sounds

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Roland MC-101 is a powerful and compact groovebox. It has four channels, which can each be used as a powerful 16 track drum channel, polyphonic synth or looper channel. It also included a powerful sequencer and built in effects. The MC-101 also runs on batteries if you want to make music away from a power outlet.

The synthesizer has PCM as well as virtual analog oscillators and an impressive 64 voices of polyphony. The drum tracks can load built in or user added samples from the SD card. The looper tracks can record and loop other channels or the master output.

MC-101 available here:

#PerfectCircuit #MC101 #GrooveBox"

Expert Sleepers Coming to Signal Sounds' First Makker Event

via Signal Sounds, starting with a note on Makker:

" 'Makker' is a Scots word that means 'maker' in English. It's spelling and it's meaning developed and it came to be 'Makar', which is now the term for the Scots Poet Laureate.

In this series of events at Signal Sounds we'll host makers, designers, artists and creators at our new home on Parnie Street for live performances and discussion on their creative process.

We're very pleased to be able to bring Expert Sleepers here for our first event!

They very recently launched the ES-9, a eurorack compatible USB audio interface that's capable of binding hardware and software together in a manner that we don't think has ever been done before.

At this edition of Makker, the creator behind Expert Sleepers, Os, will perform live using the ES-9. We'll then have a patch breakdown, so we can see how the performance was built. You'll have the opportunity to get hands on with one of the ES-9s we have here in the flesh and we'll also have a Q&A at the end.

The event is free but space is limited.

While we realise that many of you who get this mail-out might not be close enough to us to visit in person, we'd welcome those of you who are at our new premises on Parnie Street. The banner above links to a facebook event if you would like to indicate your attendance.

Don't worry though! For those who're not able to see us in person our aim is to document these events so that everyone can benefit from them. More on that soon we hope!

Free L.A. Synth Expo Returns to Echo Park with Increased Modular presence

RSVP Here "After the 2018 launch, which brought over 1,000 musicians to a warehouse in Echo Park, the free Los Angeles Synth & Pedal Expo will return on September 28-29, 2019 in the same space on West Temple Street, in collaboration with local stores Analogue Haven, Noisebug and Truetone Music.

The involvement of Modular specialists Analog Haven and Noisebug (selling most products at a discount for the occasion) boosted the presence of Eurorack builders: this year there will be an entire room dedicated to the format.

A larger space will host the large format synth companies (see floorplan), where many established builders will have the opportunity to showcase their latest products.

There's a lot of curiosity, in particular, for the new ASM Hydrasynth and the EarthQuaker Devices Eurorack version of their Afterneath Reverb. Their presence at the show will represent some sort of West Coast debut. Tangible Instrument will also showcase the soon to be in production prototype of the company's new synth.

As usual, the show will feature a rich presence of pedal manufacturers. The stompbox format in recent years has developed in creative ways that have attracted the attention of the more creative synth players, with devices by companies like EarthQuaker Devices, Red Panda, Meris and Chase Bliss Audio (among others), whose effects will be represented at the LA show.

Like all the other Synth & Pedal Expos, there's no charge at the door. Here's the list of confirmed manufacturers


1010 Music
Analog Cases
IK Multimedia
LA Circuits
Mystic Circuits
Rosen Audio
Ruach Music
Steady State Fate
Strange Electronic
Tangible Instruments

VELOCITY SYNTH MEET Coming to Seattle October 5th

Details here:



4ms Company offers alternatives to traditional instruments with our poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, a resonator that can cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a multi-channel wavetable oscillator, a routing matrix that's played like an instrument, and many more innovative devices. Rather than replicate concepts from the past, we strive to turn unique ideas into playable musical tools that expand the possibilities of music. We also offer Do-It-Yourself kits, and many of our designs are open-source.

Acid Rain Technology

Acid Rain Technology is a manufacturer of music hardware out of Seattle, WA. We believe hardware instruments enable a unique connection between human and machine, and seek to improve this interaction through interface design for maximum playability.

After Later Audio

After Later Audio is a boutique audio company located in Seattle, Washington. We make high quality Eurorack modules at accessible prices and we pride ourselves on responsive customer service. You can find our products for sale on our website, at various synth shops (Patchwerks, London Modular, Chuck Levin’s, and Modular 8), and on all of the major ecommerce sites.

-CALC- The Hungarians - Novation Summit Bi-Timbral Polysynth fooling around with some friends

Uploaded on Sep 20, 2019 -CALC-

"A petite jamette using the Novation Summit.
My prototype unit went to Budapest for some video work and came back with an absolutely killer patch on it. I really wanted to use it and so I came up with this track. (thanks to Yank, Imre and Chromasound!!!)

Here I'm recording Summit's Part B sequence into some flex machines on the OT and then noodling around with a sequence sent to Summit from Circuit.

The Circuit Mono Station chirps up and is set up with a random sequence, thats then sent through the Otobit Jnr pedal.... I LOVE THAT THING.

Towards the end theres a little bit of keys playing to fill the sound out
Octatrack is simply looping the Summit (in reverse) and delivering a rather nice beat.
The (borrowed) Roland TR 08 is thumping it's kick out every so often too. I didn't think I'd like that box quite as much as I do too. For 808 duties its great.
The little mixer to the right of Summit is the excellent Aux expander called 4Mul from Syntherjack, thats really useful too.

Hope you enjoy it

Kismet (Moog One, Impulse Command)

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Andrea Pessino

Music by Andrea Pessino

#Moog #One #IDM

"Moog One, except for some rhythmic sequences from the Impulse Command."

Let's Play with EG Pulse - AUv3 Drum Machine

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Tim Webb

"Elliott Garage's latest app is an AUv3 drum machine, EG Pulse. It includes some nice features and drum kits; which I explore in this Let's Play!

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!"

Turbo CPU Sequential Circuits Pro-One - Analog Synthesizer - Pro-Serviced w/Restoration

via this auction

Be sure to see the seller's other items for additional gear for sale.

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! As the title says, this one has the Turbo CPU Upgrade with Midi (no holes were drilled into the metal housing)."

TEST SERIES 3x Cooper FX Outward V1 V2 Mutable Instruments Plaits Eurorack

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound Design experiments. Mutable Instruments Plaits, Cooper FX Outward V2, 2 x Cooper FX Outward V1.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Details on Erica Synths Pico System III

You can find a couple of videos featuring the Erica Synths Pico System III here and here.

Pics and details including the price and shipping date via Erica Synths are in:

"Erica Synths Pico System III is affordable, compact, yet powerful sounding, full analogue modular system. It comes in two formats – eurorack and desktop.


Published on Sep 19, 2019 UncertainMusicCorps

"Deep, dark, jumpy drone with ContinuuMini overlay.

SWN with randomised wavetable selection via Marbles, supplemented by TS-L and a lot of spring verb.
Looping delay courtesy of Disting Mk4. Sporadic bells from Plaits.
Two voices from the ContinuuMini, one sampled on the fly to make a vocal-like pad, the other to give the lead.

There is a lot of low end texture to the SWN component so use headphones or good speakers if you want to hear it."

Landscape Stereo Field Touch Plate Synth/fx/Distortion Unit

via this auction

Elektron Sidstation SN F10100725-81

via this auction

ARP Omni 2 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"ARP Omni 2 analog synthesizer from the late 70s. String sections, poly synth section, and mono synth bass section all working and sounding great. Pretty versatile and fun synthesizer, classic ARP string and synth sounds, chorus, phaser etc. A.K.A. The Joy Division keyboard :)

This one has been serviced and re-capped (all upper and lower voice board tantalums replaced, and power supply filter caps replaced). There are some signs of it's age on the top of the case (see pics), and like any 40+ year old synthesizer it will probably need care over time, but it sounds great and is fully functional."

Genoqs Nemo black edition SN B013

via this auction

"Brand new and very rare 30 pieces. used it less than 5 times and stay in a box in good condition in a room

Number #B013

• 64 pages (patterns).

• Four tracks per page, with 16 steps each.

• Four concurrent pages (ie. 16 concurrent tracks).

• Control over velocity, pitch, length and start points, MIDI channel and MIDI Continuous Controller data for each track.

• Individual and editable runtime directions for each track.

• Polyphonic steps of up to seven notes (*chords or multi-trigger).

• Track self-modulation, via step events.

• Cross-modulation of tracks (via the Effector).

• 32 MIDI channels via two dedicated MIDI ports.

*Each step can hold a seven‑note chord, recorded in real time or entered manually, but there are restrictions caused by the way data is displayed. Genoqs represent note values by LED colours, and just three colours are available. This translates to a three‑octave span for the notes of your chord (each octave gets its own colour) and means each note can only be used once. Still, chords are a major plus, and a strumming feature can be used to break up the chord rhythmically, in an upwards or downwards direction."

Shakmat live @SchneidersLaden

Published on Sep 20, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Here we have Francois from Shakmat with an excellent performance and workshop about his modules. During the workshop he put a special focus on how to integrate his modules in a live performance."

Music Thing Modular Magnetophone and VCV Rack

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Uros Stojnic

"These two go perfect together. Music Thing Modular Magnetophone as a sound source and VCV Rack as an effect processor."

16-The Arturia MicroFreak- The Matrix Part 2

Published on Sep 20, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

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

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Lorn - Acid Rain | Modular patch on Shuttle System

Published on Sep 20, 2019 TheEndorphines

"Meanwhile the heat wave has passed and the rainy season is just around the corner, we decided to create a patch based on one of our office favourites - Acid Rain by Lorn.
In this patch we are using Roli Seaboard Block to play the melody and change its timbre using different MPE data, including 1v/oct pitch cv merged with with 2 octaves pitchbender, gate output, velocity, aftertouch and the horizontal axis movement.As a sound source we are using the Furthrrrr Generator output of the carrier oscillator into a series of 24db/oct Transistor Ladder filters, one of which is being controlled by Grand Terminal’s envelope that is being triggered by gate from the Shuttle Control.Additionally the final audio is fed through a Hall reverb, which makes the overall sound smoother and more distant. Velocity, aftertouch and axis movements are controlling the wave shape of the carrier oscillator, giving the sound more room to breathe and more of an organic feel.
Video by Wisdom Water"

Moog Matriarch Delay Comparison: Matriarch, MF 104m and Moog 500 series analog delay

Published on Sep 19, 2019 Modular Landing

"In response to a request, here is a comparison of the Moog Matriarch analog delay with two other Moog analog delays: the Moogerfooger MF-104m and the Moog 500 series analog delay. The Matriarch is supposedly modeled after the Moog 500 series. So how close does it get? Let me know what you think in the comments!

BTW: I tried to level match them but it's a quickly made video so apologies if it's not exact."

How to sync the LinnDrum to the Synthex

Published on Sep 19, 2019 SynthMania

"Creating a sequenced-bass line + sparkly pad split on the ELKA Synthex and LinnDrum combo - 1980s style"

The Two Prophets | Matt Chadra

Published on Sep 19, 2019 ClavAnother

"This was made entirely with a pair of Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizers. One is a Rev 2 and the other a Rev 3. They operate the same, but sound very different from one another. They also compliment each other nicely.

Unfortunately the video from this session developed a fault and all that remains are some random still photos which I put together as a slideshow.

Thanks for watching!"

Patch n Tweak

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