MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Dialing the Apocalypse

Published on Oct 27, 2019 juanito moore

"Hardware Jams weekend challenge! This weekend's challenge was to take inspiration from a photo of a burned out sound booth in a burned out amphitheater. So minor modality, filtered noise, distorted bassline, plenty of reverb and delay, that's what I'm going with!"

1010 Music Blackbox - Cloudburst Flight | Demonstration

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Under the Big Tree

"I wanted to see what the 1010 Music Blackbox standalone sampler/sequencer/performance platform could do, so I loaded up some samples of vintage synths, plugged in a McMillen QuNexus USB micro-keyboard, and did an arrangement of one of my favorite Tangerine Dream songs, 'Cloudburst Flight' from the 1979 album Force Majeure.

This is a very capable piece of hardware. Great fun to work with when you are traveling - I did this arrangement on a plane on the way from Los Angeles to Chicago for Knobcon '19."

Manis Iteritas X2 | Noise Engineering // XAOC Zadar // E440 Filter // Basimilus Iteritas Alter

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Nostalgic Ruckus

"First moments with 2 Manis Iteritas in the same skiff.
Zadar envelope B is modulating the first Manis saw while envelope C from Zadar is plugged into the 2nd Manis pitch. The triggers are two separate divided clocks by Moffenzeef Mitto. One for kick and one for the bassline. The first Manis is the one plugged into the E440 filter. Basimilus Iteritas Alter is the kick."


First post to feature the Mitto.

SonalSystem microSD Sample Packs for Eurorack

SonalSystem makes microSD sample packs for eurorack. You can find their full catalog at They are "Multi Module Compatible" including support for 1010 Music's BitBox and BlackBox, the Make Noise Morphagene, and Erica Synth's Sample Drum.

Above is a playlist of video demos for their Dark Matter vol 3 microSD. Below is a playlist for Dark Matter vol 4, followed by a playlist featuring additional products. Below that you will find some additional information, or you can just go straight to their site: :)

Dark Matter vol 3 Morphagene Hands On
Dark Matter vol 3 Bitbox Live Demo
Eurorack microSD Embedded Cue Points Demo

Dark Matter vol 4 microSD for Eurorack

Dark Matter Vol 4 Morphagene Hands On
Dark Matter vol 4 Bitbox Hands On
Eurorack microSD Embedded Cue Points Demo

Eurorack / Hardware Sampler Products

Dark Matter - Tales From The Synth Side Eurorack microSD Card
TranSHIFTED Guitars microSD for Eurorack
Break Beet Roots Hands On #01 Single Hits (No Talking)
Break Beet Roots Hands On #02 Kit Playing (No Talking)
Break Beet Roots Hands On #03 Loop & Cue Point Browsing (No Talking)
BBR Hands On #04 Cue Points In Use (No Talking)
Dark Matter microSD Card Bitbox Audio Demo
Dark Matter microSD Morphagene Audio Demo
TranSHIFTED Guitars Hands On Demo 01 - Eurorack Bitbox Samples

"What kind of 'soundware' could open new channels of inspiration for modular users across diverse genres? It would have to be something unique, adaptable, effortless, and pristine.

With an already impressive resume of sound design for major music software developers (including Steinberg, Ableton, Native Instruments, Yamaha, Output and others), SonalSystem is proud to announce its latest venture into content design for hardware with a Micro SD card packed with stunning sound for modular-based composers.


Never satisfied with the already-perfect, we found our sounds even more inspiring chopped, looped, morphed, and filtered through various eurorack units. SonalSystem is the industry’s first to supply multi-compatible third party sound on an dedicated SD card for modular users.


This soundware is simpatico with innovative, industry leading modular units like the 1010 Bit Box, Make Noise Morphagene, Qu-Bit Nebulae, and other great SD equipped gear.


Totally plug and play, our cards are formatted and embedded with meticulously pre-sliced sound at intuitive cue points. Most eurorack modules instantly read the content with no editing necessary.*


Not your average loops and samples, these are high quality recorded audio files, specially edited for use in modular hardware. No need to spend your precious creative time sample editing in a studio-plug in these immaculate, pre-edited, embedded (and in some cases, looped!) tracks and focus your energy creating straight from your eurorack.

This Micro SD Soundware Pack release covers the core spectrum of sound, promising a sublime experience for anyone with an ear to take something morphable and make it into their own irreproducible showpiece.

*Check your hardware for specific details on how to best integrate the SonalSystem soundware.

To ensure compatibility, we recommend installing the latest product firmware update.

Available Now at SonalSystem

and select retailers" including Perfect Circuit.

360 Systems Digital Keyboard Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This unit is an absolute amazing find in this condition. All keys work as well as all button functions. It takes some time to warm up and function correctly and when it does, the sound is second to none of its era... Mellotron, Chamberlin and Orchestron take a back seat. Someone has removed the left channel input socket so that it operates as mono, I have no idea why. Sometimes it takes a couple of hours of being on for the circuit to stabilize but once it does, it sounds incredible and has no problems whatsoever. I am listing this as accurately as I can since I cannot find a schematic online or anyone local to give it a look over to see what is going on exactly. It is in superb shape and one of the most difficult to find keyboards as they only made them from 1982-1984, less than 200 overall units made in California. This unit's MSRP in 1982 was $3,900, on top of that, included is the 16 string orchestra chip that cost over $860 alone. At $4,760 plus tax, that was a serious investment which made this almost exclusively a unit bought by recording studios or professional musicians."

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer SN 598893

via this auction

Moog Taurus I Synth Pedals (1979)

via this auction

Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 2

via this auction

Bugbrand Synth Voice

via this auction

"Includes original box, power supply, and a dozen banana cables. to get you started."

ARP Axxe 2323 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Axxe is in really nice shape for its age.

It wasn't working when I got it so I went through and serviced the synthesizer.

Every single slider was removed, disassembled and cleaned.

The sliders move freely and work well.

I changed out most of the capacitors and removed some faulty components.

I got a set of brand new slider caps that are all red."

Oberheim OB-XA with Midi Mod

via this auction

"Fully functional OB XA with Midi Mod. Always well cared for. In great condition"

The Noiseblast Hour

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Noise Engineering

"Live from the Noise Engineering headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, it's the Noiseblast Hour, brought to you by Noise Engineering, hosted by Pyraphonic (aka Shawn Jimmerson)! This is the third installment in a series of indeterminate length and sporadic release (h/t Roman Mars). Watch here for future episodes!

In today's episode, we have Patrick O'Brien, aka POB, and BBoyTech. Stay tuned after each set for a short interview with the performers!

Patrick O'Brien aka POB is a modular synth performer based in Los Angeles. Patrick grew up outside of St. Louis, classically trained on both piano and trumpet, which comes through in his melodic performances. Patrick is also part of the Modular on the Spot organizational team that sets up free outdoor public modular synth performances each month in LA. You can catch his live performances on YouTube as obrienmedia and Instagram as pobenergy.

A pioneering figure of the Modbap community and movement, Corry Banks (aka BboyTech) coined the term Modbap as a representation of his experiments in blending hip-hop and boombap production styles with modular synthesis. As the founder of both (Music tech blog for Beatmakers) and (Music and sound design label / brand), BboyTech focuses on assuring the voice of hip-hop is present in music technology by combining his passions for hip-hop music and his experience as an IT professional into a platform for like-minded individuals and peers. Since then, his innovative contributions in Modbap have nurtured a movement in experimental modular synth based hip-hop production.



Published on Oct 27, 2019 synths colors

Arduino synthesizer and sequencer

Published on Sep 10, 2017 Ákos Turi

"This is an 8bit wavetable synthesizer and 8 step sequencer. I used only an Arduino Pro Mini, some 4051 multiplexer and few pots and buttons. Every sound comes from the synth except a little reverb."



An arduino based simple synth and sequencer.

original synth engine made by

statistics library made by

This is a very simple arduino based wavetable synth with control and sequence functions. I made it with Arduino Nano. I am not an expert coder. If you find the code a little dodgy, feel free to make it transparent. Originally I made this stuff for my own usage. Later I would like to update the code with comments and attach the schematic.


Copy the files into a folder. Download and copy the 3rd party sources (the_synth, QuickStats, LiquidCrystal) to the folder as well. Open the sequencer.ino with the IDE. Try to compile the project. If you get errors double-check the included libraries and the path."

$82.46 DIY Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Ákos Turi

One more video below.

"Last year, I have been starting to design my own analog eurorack system. It is a cost effective, easy to build and simple system for hobbyst.

Module prices: [image below]

- Atari Punk Console
- Envelope generator
- Drone synth
- Low frequency oscillator
- Passive multiple
- Mixer
- Noise source
- Sample and hold
- Trigger/Sequencer (arduino)
- Voltage controlled amplifier
- Voltage controlled filter

📷 Sony RX100 Mark IV
🎹 Focusrite Scarlett 2i4"

Eurorack modular synth - On the run

Published on Apr 5, 2018

"This is the first 'musical" test with my DIY modular synth. The patch is very easy:
- 8 step cv/gate sequencer, BPM 160
- VCO square with pwm mod
- VCF on low pass
- Notes: E, G, A, G, D, C, D, E"


Published on Oct 27, 2019 yusynthman

"Some fun with the clock divider..."

Overlooked Module: Pittsburgh Crush

Published on Oct 27, 2019 poorness studios

"I'm going to do a series on some of the Eurorack modules I feel are commonly overlooked. This is the first, and I showcase the Pittsburgh Modular Crush. It's a cool module and you can find them dirt cheap on the used market."

Definitely overlooked. The Pittsburgh Modular Crush appears to have only been mentioned once before on the site back in 2015.

Ripples - Wine Glasses, Morphagene, Mimeophon, VCV Rack, O Coast, Neutron, Una Corda

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Omri Cohen

"I had the idea to record myself playing on wine glasses into the Morphagene. I could find only 3 wine glasses but I enjoyed the result.

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

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and more -
You can get the WAV file and individual stems on my Patreon page -
And also the VCV Rack patch file -

Here are some patch notes:
- I've tuned the Wine Glasses to 3 notes and recorded them into the Morphagene with the Zoom recorder.
- In VCV Rack, I have VCV Host loaded with Kontakt and Una Corda and I'm sending it first through Vult's Freak (hardware) for some extra warmth and then into the Make Noise Mimeophon which is acting as a looper.
- The Make Noise O Coast is receiving a sequence from the Keystep and goes into Chronoblob2 and Clouds inside VCV Rack.
- The oscillators of the Neutron are tuned to 2 different notes and I switch them with the Mix knob. It goes then to the Vult Steiner Parker filter (Hardware).
- In VCV Rack, I have Orca's Heart sequencing a few FM-OPs which are going through a reverb but also through a stereo filter and another Chronoblob2.
- With the Midilar controller, I bring some voices in and out, and I also control the FM amount and Feedback amount of the FM-OPs. I also have control over the delay time of both Chronoblobs and the freeze function."

Prologue Loves Halloween

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Vintage Synth Patches

"All sounds from Korg Prologue Vintage & Waves soundsets.

Korg Prologue Waves Soundset:
Download here:

100 custom classic patches for the Korg Prologue.
Inspired by the old classic analog, FM, waves/PCM hybrid synths like Yamaha DX, Roland D50, Sequential Prophet VS, PPG Wave, Korg DW 8000, M1 & Wavestation, Waldorf Q, etc.

Korg Prologue Vintage Soundset:
Download here:

120 custom vintage classic patches for the Korg Prologue.
Inspired by the old classic vintage analog synths like Roland Junos & Jupiters, Sequential Prophet 5 & Pro-One, Oberheims, Korg Polysix & Mono/Poly, Solina, Crumar, PPG, etc.

Music by Motet-Octet c2019. All rights reserved.

Happy halloween!

Enjoy making music!"

Stylophone GEN X-1 B Movie Horror Theme on 4 Track Tape

Published on Oct 27, 2019 ChrisLody

"Ahead of my upcoming review of the Dubreq Stylophone GEN X-1 here's a little Halloween treat, a B movie style synth horror movie theme recorded on 4 track tape. Hopefully it's your favourite nonexistent B movie horror theme.

The Stylophone GEN X-1 was supplied free of charge by Dubreq (Sponsored Content)"

1977 Elgam Carousel Synthesizer / Vintage Groovebox

via this auction

"ELGAM CAROUSEL vintage synth and groove machine . There are 15 rhythms that can be varied. It features 3 different arpeggiators - adjustable in DECAY and VOLUME. Bass can be added and varied. In addition, 3 polyphonic chord patterns are available as well."

You can find previous posts featuring demos of the Carousel here.

Hohner String Performer Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage string machine with polyphonic and monophonic section. it was one of the last string machines and was made in Germany in the beginning of 80's."

Elka Rhapsody 610 String Synthesizer

via this auction

"The 610 can be split and has the piano and clavichord vs the 490. The clav is more like a harpsichord, similar in sound to the harpsichord on For Your Love."


via this auction

Roland V-Synth Version 2

via this auction

Schmidt 8 Voice Custom Sounds (no talking, no FX)

Published on Oct 26, 2019 coyotesynth

"Schmidt 8 voice free soundset Edges Augmented demo

the first Edges SoundSet has been updated with 64 new sounds: Edges Augmented is now full with 128 presets

Download the free soundset for your Schmidt eight voice here:"

Update with effects:

Schmidt 8 voice custom sounds (no talking) with FX

Published on Nov 1, 2019

"Schmidt 8 voice free soundset Edges Augmented demo.

This version is recorded with FX (outboard Eventide Eclipse and plug-ins)."

New InfraDeep PVX-800 Analog Synthesizer

InfraDeep PVX-800 Product Presentation Published on Oct 27, 2019 InfraDeep Electronics

"You can place an order on our website:

Hello! Finally, after a long lull we want to tell you great news. After several months of legal difficulties and formalities, we are launching the start of sales of the PVX-800. What happened during this time and why were we silent? We moved and finalized the assembly room, changed many components to better ones, organized a number of our production facilities for better control of product quality, finalized the synthesizer, introducing additional functions and innovations into it, such as the ability to connect to a computer, assigning the cutoff knob to velocity or aftertouch, and also added a new arpeggiator mode, infra-low frequency mode for oscillators and arpeggiator synchronization via MIDI.

In addition, we agreed on delivery issues to various countries and created the most convenient platform for ordering products. And since these changes were unregulated in nature due to many formalities, out of respect for you, we did not announce certain deadlines in order to be as honest as possible with you. At the moment, the manufacture is operating at full power, and we are ready to delight you with quality products! And, as promised, we attach a small promotional video for you ;)"

via InfraDeep

"We are glad to present our new PVX-800 analog synthesizer

PVX-800 is an analog synthesizer which is based on original circuit ideas of famous Polyvox synthesizer. But it has its own sound character, and also it has a lot of interesting extra features.

PVX-800 is assembled from high quality components.

Modern circuits ideas with SMD parts and classical design of 70s."

Available in blue & white. Additional pics including one of the inside below.

Waldorf Music celebrates 30 years

Published on Oct 27, 2019 WaldorfMusicChannel

DUAL 303 ACID HOUSE BANGER :D :D :D WHOOP! (with Cyclone Analogic TT-303, TT-606 & Boss ODB-1) #TTNM

Published on Oct 27, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Hahaha! I finally found another secondhand TT-303 mkII and also a Boss Bass Overdrive pedal!


This is an upbeat acid house/techno jam ... or whatever you'd call that genre.

The Roland TB-303 clone in the lower right plays the "bass" part and runs through the Boss ODB-1 Bass Overdrive guitar effect pedal for some added crunchiness. This is what you hear at the very beginning before I fade in the second TT-303 Bass Bot, which plays its analog synth melodies one octave higher without any audio effects applied.

The Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Drone TR-606 Drumatix clone does the analog beats of course.

Everything's recorded on a Zoom R16 multitrack recorder and the mixdown is compressed a little bit and also gently EQ-ed ... but really not very much.

Still wondering if I should get some new headphones ... my AKGs are getting old and I feel that they're a bit light on the bass frequencies.

Anyway, enjoy this track :-)

Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Synthesizer Music.

➤ Instagram:
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via this auction

"Here is a mega rare chance for buy a spectacular PPG 2.3 WAVE amazing vintage poly synthesizer in MINT cosmetic conditions. As you can see on the pics the panel is clean at TOP, but it's to service: The OS start with all the panel functions but when the Processor board is inserted the OS disappear with blank screen... The keyboard can be easily rebushed. This beauty was professionally serviced in the past but after two years I noticed this issue, I think it can be fixed easily by expert techician."

Rare MAXIM MDS-500 5ch Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

The last one to be featured on the site was back in 2007.

"MAXIM MDS-500 SYNTHESIZER DRUMS is 5 channel Anolog drum Synth Module manufactured by MAXIM ELECTRONIC 1984 in Japan.

MAXIM was legendary small independent company making fine drum synth those days. the name MAXIM means "Devil Strange Death Nothing" by Japanese Kanji.

MAXIM MDS-500 was made very limited quantities those days by small company so i'ts very hard to find even in Japan these days!

MAXIM MDS-500's sound character is fat & warm analog synthesizer sound it has SSM2044 filter chip (used by many vintage analog synth) cool '80s electro drum sound!

MAXIM MDS-500 is 5 channel analog drum synth featuring STEREO EQUALIZER

each channel has FACTORY sound (preset) and PLAYER sound (user editable)
player section (user editable) has 6 edit knob (NOISE,TONE,BEND,DECAY,BALANCE1,BALANCE2)
other knobs are TRIGGER,PANPOT,LEVEL and EFFECT ON/OFF selector,FACTORY/PLAYER selector

control section has 10 knob:

HEADPHONE OUTPUT with Level knob,


MAXIM MDS-500 has no MIDI,you need trigger drum pad or drum machine with trigger output.
I checked it with trigger out from my TR-606 into MDS-500's PAD INPUT."

1982 Vintage USSR Synthesizer FORMANTA EMS-01

via this auction

"FORMANTA EMS-01 was produced by Katchkanar radio equipment factory "Formanta", which is the manufacturer of such well-known makes of synthesizers as Polivoks, Formanta, Manual, Maestro etc. It bears the same logo on the package and retains some of its most impressive capabilities.

FORMANTA EMS-01 is an electronical music instrument combining a polyphonic organ and a monophonic synthesizer. It is designed to perform music of all genres and to create various sound effects while recording soundtracks for movies and plays, or studio recording. The organ has a 5-octave keyboard, 6 preset sound timbres, frequency vibrato with adjustable vibrato delay, decay adjustment and a stereophaser (both for organ and synthesizer). The "vibrato delay" scheme is activated again only after all the previously pressed keys are released. In the "legato" mode the "vibrato delay" scheme is not activated.

Bohm Diamant 450 CT German Made Custom Organ w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Bohm Diamant 450 CT. Custom made in Germany, very cool and very high end organ, with vast capabilities. Organ is sold as-is, in untested condition. It has spent a little bit of time being stored outside, and exposed to the elements, so buyer beware. To the best of my knowledge, and from what I was told when I acquired it, the organ does power on when plugged in, however I myself have not tested it. Organ includes the base, with pedal, two chrome risers which bolt to the base, and the organ sets on top of them, and the bench, which appears to also bolt up to the base, and is height adjustable. I can’t find much on this particular model, though it seems that it is the “top shelf” model in the diamant series. All info. Can really find is 99% in German, and so is not much help to me as far as researching goes. I did however find a SIMILAR Bohm Diamant 450CT for sale on the German eBay, asking 4,550 euros (about $5,040) of course in good to excellent, playing condition. Mine here, is definitely in need of some love to get it back to where it should be, and playing wonderfully, but it would make for a great project for someone who knows and appreciates these high end German made organs."

ROLAND SH 1000 mint condition

via this auction

"The SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first instrument produced by Roland, and probably one of the first compact affordable keyboard synthesizers in all of Japan."

Roland TB-303 SN 175100 w/ Kenton CV & Gate Mods

via this auction

GR-1 Ambient

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Tarek Mansur

"Finally got my hands on the GR-1! The granular mother-ship!

I've imported some of my own sound design and plays around with it together with the Soma Lyra8, MS-20 Mini and Model D.

I've used ArtsAcoustic Reverb and Valhalla Delay.


MOOG ONE--- by graal7

Published on Oct 27, 2019 graal7

"first sound and song with my moog one ....."

Patch n Tweak

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