MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The Buchla universe

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Cray


Buchla Awaiting Of Change

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command and Fusebox synced via DAW

Published on Oct 2, 2019 rezfilter

"More Impulse Command and Fusebox!

Here's a quick little jam featuring sounds from these synths only being played live.

Logic is sending MIDI clock start/stop to the Digitakt drum machine, which is then sending clock to the Impulse Command synth.

The Generator Step Sequencer is also receiving noted clock from the DAW (great way to sync) and is being played live via the touch pads. This modulates the pitch of the Impulse Command as well as the filter.

The Fusebox is being played live via the keyboard but is clocked (Patternator) via the DAW.

No external effects were used on either synth (Impulse Command FX can be heard when they are activated).

Recognize the tune? I cut it short as you can get lost in the fun ;)


Empress Effects ZOIA Workshop LIVE 10/2/2019

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Perfect Circuit

Audio appears to be left channel only at the moment.

"Empress Effects will be showing how to use their powerful ZOIA pedal which has a modular effect and synthesis engine."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit! See the support page for details. Thank you to all who support the site!

Korg Minilogue XD Beyond Forbidden Planet Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Rik Marston Official

"Korg Minilogue XD Beyond Forbidden Planet"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD Beyond Forbidden Planet
Preset Patch Tweaked: Disco Callin
M-Audio Keystation 61 for MIDI controller

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

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New CASCADENCE Eurorack Module to Be Shown at VELOCITY Event This Saturday

Also, a reminder that VELOCITY is this Saturday in in Seattle!

Introducing CASCADENCE: A brand new eurorack module made in partnership with A dual 4-step sequencer, euclidean sequencer, turing machine, and ADSR — all open source, contained in 4 HP. Limited stock. Available for $60, exclusively at VELOCITY this Saturday October 5th at the Substation. Head to for tickets and info.

NOVATION PEAK - Custom Patches | Free Ambient Soundset & Sound Pack

Published on Oct 2, 2019 synth4ever

"synth4ever's 'Ambient Worlds' is a FREE Novation Peak & Summit soundset that contains 51 custom ambient chillout patches. Journey to the stars with this diverse sound pack of pads, arps, leads, textures, SFX, drones and soundscapes for Novation Peak & Summit synthesizers.

FREE DOWNLOAD via Novation Components:


synth4ever's 'Ambient Worlds' is a Novation-commissioned custom soundset & sound pack for Peak & Summit digital/analog hybrid synths. With "Ambient Worlds", synth4ever channels his love for ambient chillout music and sound design into a collection of 51 custom patches for musicians to use and enjoy.

With influences ranging from Isao Tomita, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Vangelis, Ulrich Schnauss and more, this ambient sound pack features numerous spacey pads, lush soundscapes, grainy textures, melodic arps, cutting leads, motion loops and experimental SFX. Each patch also has tasteful aftertouch, animate and modwheel assignments to encourage further sonic exploration by the musician.

In creating these patches, synth4ever's goal was to push Novation Peak’s hardware into new sonic territory by leveraging new features in the v1.2 firmware update. As a result, you will find many examples of modulated effects as an integral part of his patch design, and extensive use of the mod matrix to create vast morphing soundscapes.

In his own words, he says: “I aim to create melodic sounds that are pleasing to the ear and which take the listener on a deep emotional journey through electronic music, especially ambient space music”. These varied ambient-focused patches are a result of this vision, and showcase his creative approach to sound design.

Contains 51 free custom patches for Novation Peak & Summit synthesizers."

Erica Synths Fusion VCO Demo & Tutorial Videos by Learning Modular

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Learning Modular

"The Erica Fusion VCO (version 1) combines a digital oscillator with analog-style waveforms and waveshaping along with a pair of tube-based suboctave dividers that features mix, waveform, and tone controls. These two sections can be used separately or together.

Part 1: In this movie, I give a no-talking demo of using them together, and then focus on the digital oscillator portion of this module.

00:00 demo
02:38 overview
03:24 sine/additive variations
04:58 triangle/sawtooth variations
06:12 pulse variations
07:04 wave CV
09:51 frequency modulation

Part 2: In this movie, I focus on the suboctave divider section, using it both with the internal digital VCO and with an external VCO.

00:00 overview
00:34 tube power requirements
01:11 suboctave 1 Subwave & Colour
02:46 suboctave 2 Subwave & Colour
03:26 combining the subwaves
03:53 subwave CV
05:48 conclusion

These movies are part of the extended version of the Learning Modular online Eurorack Expansion course:

For even more information about modules like these (including optional access to my courses) as well as many other modular-related topics, please consider joining my Learning Modular Patreon channel:"

Crumar Spirt SN 00080

via this auction

ARP 2600 w/ Roland MPU-101

via this auction

"ARP 2600 v.2 with 3604P keyboard in GOOD condition, plus manuals and extras.
Here is a unique opportunity to own a rare, collectible analog synthesizer classic.
TONUS U.S.A.1971-72 (version 2) with the model 3604-P keyboard and cable - Cinch Jones connectors."

John Bowen Solaris

via this auction

Nord Modular G2

via this auction

AKAI AX60 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Like New Condition in Original Factory Box with Manual"

Introducing Jas Acoustics MixCoupler - Star Wars theme on the Baloran The River synthesizer

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Sean Christopher Evoking Emotion with Synthesizers

" Shameless promotion, but a man needs to eat! LOL For those not looking for acoustic treatment for their studio, I hope you at least enjoy my rendition of the Star Wars opening theme on the Baloran The River synth. Thank you for viewing! :)"

modular shades #23 | shifted in blue | morphagene ems vcs3 verbos ho

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Elinch

"a minimal piece based on 2 morphagene reel sets, which i recorded in the sound on sound procedure with the ems vcs 3. the harmonic oscillator comes later as a driving sequence to it.

1. element /// make noise morphagene 01 reel (sos with ems vcs 3) / orthogonal devices er-301 filter and delay
2. element /// make noise morphagene 01 reel (sos with ems vcs 3) / orthogonal devices er-301 filter and delay
3. seq /// verbos ho saw out / make noise optomix / vex lo-fi junky / mi clouds
4. seq /// verbos ho mix out / make noise optomix / vex lo-fi junky / mi clouds
5. bass /// make noises sto /

sequencer malekko voltage block

recorded live with tascam dr 100. no audio processing. for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

Roland MPU-103 MIDI Channel Filter Converter

via this auction

Roland MPU-101 Midi to CV interface SN 561423

via this auction

Roland 100m Modules

via these auctions

140 SN 041933
121 SN 910945
121 SN 071704
130 SN 071717
130 SN 101875

Roland "The Synthesizer" 4 Volume 100m Modular Synthesis Guide

via this auction

"I bought this from someone in Japan ten years ago for a hundred dollars even though I already had a used set, which had been incredibly useful when I got into modular synthesis on my 100m system. I couldn't resist because I had never seen one before that was actually new, still in the original shrink-wrap (and haven't seen one since). This might very well be the only new, still shrink-wrapped copy of this awesome four volume book on the planet.

The Roland Company, founded in 1972, was one of the earliest manufacturers of music synthesizers, and has shaped electronic music immeasurably. In the late 70s they produced a series of instructional manuals for musicians to provide a basic theoretical understanding of acoustics and synthesis, and practical applications for producing useful sounds on a voltage controlled synthesizer. A Foundation for Electronic Music discusses sound, synthesizing methods, pitch, loudness, and timbre. Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music, in 2 volumes, explains basic patches, modulation, advanced synthesis, accessories, block diagrams, string sounds, rhythm and effects, and sound-on-sound recording. Multichannel Recording covers tape recorders, basic techniques, creating more tracks, and noise reduction. All four books contain numerous drawings, diagrams, photographs, and notated musical examples.

Year of Publication: 1984 4 bound volumes: "A Foundation For Electronic Music", 68 Pages 'Practical Synthesis For Electronic Music' Volume 1, 103 Pages "Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music" Volume 2, 109 Pages 'Multichannel Recording For Electronic Music'. 48 Pages"

Note there is a digital version online.

Cool TB-303 synth art in the background.

Patch and Tweak in VCV Rack

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is a mini-series about a few of the patches from the book Patch and Tweak.

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

Here is more about the book -
Here are the patches from the Book -"

ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer (1978) *One Day In Autumn*

Published on Oct 2, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

ARP QUADRA - rare analog synthesizer from the year 1979

I used in the demo track all four synth sections (analog strings and phase shifter, poly-synth, bass-synth, lead-synth);
All played live by hand,

The Quadra is a four-section synthesizer consisting of a bass-synth (monophonic), poly-synth (full polyphonic), lead-synth (duophonic), and Solina like analog strings (full polyphonic)

The synth has included a awesome 12 stage phase shifter, dual portamento controls and fantastic arpeggiator.

used by: Genesis, Pink Floyd, New Order, Joe Zawinul, John Carpenter..."

Kurzweil K2661 Demos

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Chris Bran

"This time I'd like to present my own sounds made on the Kurzweil K2661, using the VAST synthesis you can create really deep and unique textures :) In my opinion and other musicians' opinion the K2600 series was the most successful among Kurzweil synths."

Roland JD-800 SN ZC44029

via this auction

"This is a perfectly working JD-800 in fair condition. The aftertouch works great and there's no sticky key problems with this one. It works great and sounds awesome, I have too much music gear so I have to sell some and sadly this big lug has to go. He's a good boy though and we had lots of fun..."

Cwejman S1 MKII 2014 Egg Shell White

via this auction

"Perfect condition. An incredible instrument and a wonderful backbone of a studio. Can be paired with many other synths and sequencers. One of the greatest synths ever made."

Bugbrand Synth Voice 2018

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 with MIDI

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-8 with DCB MIDI interface

via this auction

Casio CZ-101

via this auction


via this auction

"Switched On recently went through entire syth and did $871 worth of service and tuning. It s ready to go.

Great overall shape. no electronic issues. Has some scuffs and scratches from normal usage, but nothing to affect functionality."

Ciat Lonbarde Gerassic Organ Exploration with Effects

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Ritchie DeCarlo

CATCH AM Ambient 'bells'

Published on Oct 2, 2019 ReBach

"In this demo beautiful 'bell' sounds made with Amplitude modulation.

Two VCOs tri-wave signals of which VCO-1 is in the audio path and VCO-2 modulates the CV input of the VCA. In addition, the VCF also does filtering and the ADSR provides the VCF with envelope and also goes to the FM IN of VCO-2."

Behringer vs Korg : the definitive comparison

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A deep dive into the functions and sounds of the K-2 and MS20 mini clones side-by-side.

These are the options available to most of us - with vintage kit being so expensive.

Which is best for you? Essentially it comes down to what you need - keyboard? Eurorack compatible? dual filters?

Oscillators 3:28
Filters 7:25
K2 Filter 1 vs Filter 2 13:06
Filter Noise 15:14
High Pass 16:09
Envelopes 19:22
ESP 25:18
Modulation 28:00
Output Levels 29:21
Patchable Noise Sources 29:55
S&H 30:28
Conclusion 32:46

More Side by side sounds...

More Ring Mod Sounds 33:45
Some Filter Tweaking 35:39
One Last Patch 37:37"

Dynamic Hold and Release with Mimeophon

Published on Oct 2, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"Gate the HOLD input to create stutter, jitter, and glitch effects, and to dynamically trap Repeats in time loops."

Moog ONE 3rd Batch of Patches

Published on Oct 2, 2019 therudyrude

"I do love sound designing on the MOOG ONE"

MOOG ONE patch demos by therudyrude

iDensity 4.0 Preview

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Alessandro Petrolati

+ New Matrix 16X16 Audio Routing
+ New Support for AUv3/IAA Host in the Matrix
+ New Slider/Knobs resizable range for the LFO/MIDI/Accel etc…
+ AUv3: Play/Stop according to HOST
+ LIVE switch controlled by MIDI
+ Freeze Button works in Sync Mode
+ Scanning reverse in Sync Mode
+ User Interface, Improved
+ Buffer Export saved as 16 bit 44.1 kHz
+ Added 6 AB/IAA AudioSenderPorts for the six Granular Streams
+ LFO Start/Stop bug fixed for multiple instances
+ iPhone X compatibility
+ MIDI Channel for note on/off/pg, fixed
+ Some minor iPhone UI bugs, fixed

iDensity is rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevices.
iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad!
Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.

+ Six Granular Streams
+ Six Remote Audio Units Host support
+ Full Instr and FX AudioUnit (AUv3) support
+ High Density Granulation
+ Sampled and Live granulation
+ In-Stream Echo and RM post Fx
+ Multichannels Audiobus Inter-App Audio support
+ MIDI, Virtual Midi and Network
+ Sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox AudioCopy etc...
+ Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
+ Post Fx chain: Parametric and High Shelf Filters, Classic Reverb and Dynamics Processor
+ Scrub Recording and playback
+ etc.

Assembling the Dino Park MakeKit EX synthesizer from MakeProAudio and a first look

Published on Oct 2, 2019 BAMTV

"In this video Marc assembles the Dino Park MakeKit EX synthesizer, and gives a sound impression to this small box. The Dino Park comes with three emulations of historic synthesizer classics: Minimax, Prodyssey and the Pro12, the B4000 organ, which we know from the CreamWare SCOPE platform.

In addition, he will show you the additive, wavetable, FM and drum / percussion model synths, which will be available in the near future."

You can find details on the Make Pro Audio Dino Park MakeKit here. See the Make Pro Audio label for additional posts.

Unboxing NEW Roland MC101 ! s0 Unedited Footage

Published on Oct 2, 2019 VJ FRANZ K


MC101! First Beat Making: Industrial / Trip Hop? z10 (Unedited Footage)

Published on Oct 2, 2019

"Very first try! Be kind. Testing the new machine, I got some beats going, and used a car crash sound effect included as a preset. It was semi-successful, I could not figure out how to switch track 2 to drums (you have to Delete the Track and make a new one!)

and how to increase the length of the sequence (hold Shift and press the measure buttons!)
There is a lot of holding the Shift Key to do various things, be warned... I have not decided whether to keep this machine."

Korg Volca Nubass

Published on Oct 2, 2019 Jarkko Tuohimaa

"Short jam with new Korg Volca Nubass to show off it's 303 type sound. Nutube adds nice crunch into the bass sound.Some of the randomizing features are also highlighted in video. Volca Drum joins the jam. Recorded directly from MickXer to iPhone. No additional processors used."

SMOMID at Coaxial

Published on Oct 2, 2019 VJ FRANZ K

See the Smomid label below for more.


Published on Oct 2, 2019 Station 252

"Wobbly Tape Echo sound examples. 7th algorithm on the new Tape Echo card for Z-DSP voltage controlled effects processor from Tiptop Audio.

An internal LFO modulates the delay time slightly to give some wobble chorus/vibrato to the sound. The
modulation rate is tied to the FIlter control and speeds up as the filter sweeps up to high pass response.
Mono output.

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."

Patch n Tweak

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