MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Mellotron M4000D - Card 4

Published on Nov 13, 2018 John L Rice

"Note: I had 'prematurely' posted this video a year ago but pulled it down after a week by request of the manufacturers involved. Sorry about that, all is cool now! 😎"

Four Voice Behringer Model D in the Works?

Oh, one One more thing... Published on Nov 22, 2019 BEHRINGER

D.. D.. D.. Duh!


Your guess is as good as mine, but no offense to synth manufacturers out there, please, please get over the four voice thing. Five voices should be the bare minimum if not six imo. Four is just a voice stealing nightmare. I picked up a four voice Roland SH-01A thinking four voices of SH-101 is better than 1. I couldn't take it and I sold it. Yes I could just play it monophonically, but that defeated the whole four voice thing. If it were six voices I would have kept it, but that's just me, and you are you.

Update: full details and videos here.

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 373396

via this auction

Studio Electronics CODE Omega 8

via this auction

"8 voice rackmount monster analog poly synth. This was originally the standard Omega 8 which I had factory updated to the CODE 8 spec and faceplate, along with the OD (overdrive/analog distortion) switch in addition to a factory tuneup and eight CS80 filters (Oberheim and Moog filters also include standard). Works perfectly and sounds amazing. Faceplate is mint, body casing has some rack rash, scratches and a dent, none of which are visible when rack mounted."

Patch of the Week 33: Simple Beat Making on monologue

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Korg

"The Korg monologue has a uniquely versatile sequencer that can be used to create awesome modulations that can change instantaneously. In this video we use the sequencer, filter, and noise oscillator to show some simple beatmaking on monologue."

Korg Patch of the Week videos

The X-FILES Theme Song on Volca FM // Trap Beat

Published on Nov 22, 2019 RemixSample

D/L MP3 & presets:
Here is a silly X-Files theme beat I made using Dexed & Volca FM. The drums are samples.
FM synthesis is pretty cool! *whistles like a moron* ໒( = ᴥ =)ʋ

Todd Barton - Start From Silence

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Todd Barton

"I'm so excited that this album is now out! Last month I met Nathan Moody in person for the first time. He dropped by my place on his way to do a talk and performance at Velocity in Seattle. After just a few hours together my friend, Bruce Bayard came by and we three decided to jam. Nathan had a cool field recorder that he setup and recorded us all in the room. The jam turned out to be sonic serendipity, a rare conjunction of modular planets. I hope you enjoy it . . .

Todd Barton: Hordijk Blippoo Box, looper, shakuhachi flute samples
Bruce Bayard: Buchla Music Easel, Morphagene sampler
Nathan Moody: Ciat Lonbarde Tetrax Organ, Sidrax Organ, and Cocoquantus; Make Noise Ø-Coast

Recorded by Nathan Moody on October 1, 2019.
Mixed by the performers.
Mastered by Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound.
Album artwork by Bruce Bayard.

Oh, and consider joining my Patreon to help support more tutorials et al."

"Recorded live in Ashland, Oregon, “Start from Silence” captures three masters of West Coast analogue synthesis performing with a focus on reciprocal listening and improvised expression.

Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard, and Nathan Moody combine a unique set of unusual instruments into a journey in tone, gesture, and sound. The aural dynamics were made in response only to the sounds, breaths, and movements of each performer. The music ranges from ambient to intense, gliding from amorphous to structured with bubbling streams of energy and contemplative drones that guide the listener throughout. The recording purposefully contains the artists’ breaths and movements, lending verisimilitude, presence, and authenticity to this organic performance.

The artists hadn’t played together before this recording, making the emergent soundscapes and sonic exploration all the more stunning…yet perhaps unsurprising, given the their combined 70+ years of composition and performing experience.

released November 22, 2019

Vintage NOS Soviet PIF Synth in Unopened Original Box

via this auction

"PIF Soviet Analog Synthesizer. 24 mini-key piano. Internal speaker. 3 octave range. One volume knob, one low-pass filter knob. Produces video game-like sounds. It reminds me of early Nintendo games like Castlevania. A great buy for anyone looking for a rare, russian-made analog synth."

You can find demos and pics of the synth in previous posts.

This one is in via M Me.

Elektron Analog Four solo: Redrock

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Brittle stR music

"The next in a series of solos for this unique instrument."

DSI Rev2 does Blade Runner Blues

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Clint W.

"Main solo played on a Dave Smith Rev2 8 voice going through a Meris Mercury7 reverb and into mixing desk.
Using a Behringer VC340 for string sounds with reverb from the desk
Rhodes piano sounds come from the Vox Continental 73 keys going straight into the mixing desk, also added reverb from the desk.

Enjoy :)"

Perfect Projection / The River by Mick Chillage vs. Parallel Worlds

via supporting site member, Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds

"New limited edition 30 copies vinyl release: (one last vinyl left, btw...)

Mick Chillage / Parallel Worlds - Perfect Projection / The River

Release #29 from Móatún 7

Buy 7" / listen"

Mattel Synsonics Drum Synthesizer

Published on Nov 20, 2019 Jaed Arzadon

via this auction

Cosmotronic Delta-V Dual Amped Function Generator 1/2: envelope & LFO (LMS EE)

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Learning Modular

Part 2 is further below.

"The Cosmotronic Delta-V is a dual Attack/Decay envelope generator/slew with built-in VCAs and a number of other nicely thought-out features including Shape, End of Cycle trigger, looping, output attenuverters, and voltage control of the Attack and Decay times.

This video focuses on the envelope & slew generator portion of the Delta-V:

00:00 overview
00:32 Attack/Decay envelopes
01:10 Shape control
02:11 relationship between A & D shapes
03:16 output attenuverters
03:50 voltage controlled A & D times
04:50 slew generator
07:06 looping envelopes (LFO mode)
07:54 End of Cycle for a complex LFO
10:00 layering envelopes together
11:13 EOC for chaining envelopes together

The second movie demonstrates a number of applications for having a combined envelope generator and VCA, including modulating a filter with enveloped noise, creating percussive voices, enveloped FM depth, and delayed LFOs for tremolo.

My Patreon supporters have access to an additional post further discussing these features:

This movie is also part of the extended Eurorack Expansion course available through Learning Modular:

FTC Disclosure: Cosmotronic sent me this module at no charge so I could make an application video showing how handy it is to have an EG and VCA in the same module. But I was so excited about the EG side of this module, that I created this additional video showing its those features."

Cosmotronic Delta-V Dual Amped Function Generator 2/2: VCA applications (LMS EE)

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Learning Modular

00:00 overview
00:26 noise modulation of filter cutoff
01:17 noise percussion voice patch ideas
03:47 pitched percussion voice patch ideas
04:56 enveloped FM depth
07:32 delayed tremolo patch
09:32 conclusion

Music Thing Modular - Workshop Notebook

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Thonk Synth DIY

"Buy here -

The Music Thing Modular Workshop Notebook is a 100 page ring-bound A5 notebook made for designing electronics, in particular Eurorack synth modules. Includes free sticker. INCLUDES CODE TO GET 10 GBP OFF ANY MUSIC THING FULL KIT IN A FUTURE ORDER!"

Gotharman's LD3: Percussion Synthesizer

Published on Nov 22, 2019 gotharman

"First a beat made entirely with the percussion synthesizer, then some tweaking…"

SoundsDivine 'Warped Vinyl' - FXpansion Strobe 2

Published on Nov 22, 2019 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Warped Vinyl' soundset for FXpansion Strobe 2

#roli #strobe2 #presets"

‘Warped Vinyl’ contains 100 sounds for FXpansion Strobe 2

These patches are designed to sound old & worn out. This soundset tries to emulate the sound of classic analog polysynths like the Korg Polysix & Yamaha CS-70 through cheap 90s reverbs and old analog delays pedals and tape machines.

Making full use of Strobe 2’s Transmod system, these sounds are dynamic and expressive with extensive mod wheel and aftertouch assignments for each patch.

‘Warped Vinyl’ features a variety of different presets, including, BoC style synth sounds, CS-80 brass sounds, dusty old pads, noisy space echo fx, drifty tremolo pads, old organ sounds, distorted electric pianos and much more.

Soniccouture Haunted Spaces Drag+Drop User Samples

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Soniccouture

"A short tutorial showing the new drag and drop feature in Haunted Spaces. Users can add their own samples to all four corners of HS's vector cube."

Update: pic & press release:

Soniccouture Updates Haunted Spaces with User Samples Function


Kontakt 6.2 allows the user to drag samples onto the front panel of an instrument, and have them auto-map and integrate into it.

This is something we’ve been waiting for a while, and we have lots of ideas for it. First is a simple drag and drop update for Haunted Spaces:

• 4 User wave Slots – accessible via the browser window

• Multi-sample support: pitch detect + auto-map.

• Presets can be saved and recalled

Haunted Spaces Version 1.2 is a free update for all Haunted Spaces users. To update, login to Native Access.

Shakmat releases the Gemini's Path

Uploaded on Nov 21, 2019 Shakmat Modular

A compact and creative tool for dynamics and stereo duties

The Gemini's Path is the 9th module released by Shakmat. This newcomer is a hybrid analog/digital stereo sound processing device which can shapeshift into an expander, compressor, auto panner & much more!
3 modules in 1

The Gemini's Path, despite its small size, is actually a mix of three modules : a pair of VCAs (That Corp branded for low distorsion & low noise) driven by a dual modulation source, that is excited by the trigger detector which extracts triggers from the input signals or an external / side chain input.

What it does

Since the modulation source delivers different types of modulation, the Gemini's Path offers lots of different application possibilities, such as:

• Expander: with decay or hold control

• Pump: compressor like device with adjustable release time (also with a unique release shape)

• Panner: sine panner, random panner or triggered panner

• Granuliser: chops the signal into small bits & spread them in the stereo field

• VCAs: stereo VCAs with volume and panning control.
Or two independent VCAs

Simple and intuitive interface
Our main goal was to create a compact, polyvalent and easy peasy to use module. Besides its capabilities, the module has a minimal user interface and gives instant results in all its applications : choose a mode, set the threshold and have fun with the two big knobs. And of course, bring the Gemini's Path in communication with the rest of your modular thanks to the CV inputs.

Stereo or dual mono
The Gemini's Path allows linked or independant control over two channels and can therefore be used as two mono units (with different modes on each channels). Think dual mono side chain compressor, out of phase tremolos for more stereo weirdness, a trigger that expands the drums and makes the bass pump, dual decay on VCAs for drum synthesis, triggered crossfader when mixing the outputs,…

Modal Electronics Argon8 Factory Patch Bank Demos

Published on Nov 22, 2019

"Sound demos of some of the presets available in the Modal Electronics Argon8 Factory Patch Banks.

Modal Argon8 is an 8 voice polyphonic wavetable synthesiser. It features 120 crafted wavetables split into 24 banks of 5 morphable waveform sets, 32 oscillators in total (4 per voice) and a huge range of wavetable and oscillator modifiers.

Beyond the oscillators there is a multi-mode filter, 3 envelope generators, 2 audio-rate LFOs, 3 powerful independent and user configurable stereo FX engines, a real-time sequencer, a programmable arpeggiator and an extensive modulation matrix."

Stereoping Rhodes Chroma Synth Programmer

via this auction

You can find a demo of the controller here.

"Brilliant controller for the Chroma, a complete set of knobs to control all parameters on the Chroma. Please note that you need to have CC+ upgrade installed on your Chroma for this to work. The controller is only a few months old and in perfect condition."

JoMox Sunsyn SN 0026

via this auction

"This is a chance to buy an extremely rare, highly collectable Jomox Sunsyn in nearly new condition. This synth, bought directly from Jomox has been in a smoke free recording studio and has rarely been used. It's a truly amazing synth with an incredibly full and powerful sound which didn't fit into the style of music I was eventually making so has spent much of its time stored in its original box. I'm loathe to give this up but accept it's time to let go of this fabulous machine so another owner can put this to better use.

Only around 200 of these synths were ever made and very rarely come up for sale.

*Note that this is the original system software version 1


Polyphony - 8 voices (4- and 6- voice models available too)
Oscillators - 2 VCOs per voice; waveforms: saw, square, pulsewidth. 2 RCOs per voice (digital waveforms that follow the analog oscillators)
LFO - 2 per voice; triangle, sawtooth up/down, rectangle and random waveforms
Filter - 4-pole with HP/LP switching for each pole; analog morphing between two filter setups.
Effects - None
Keyboard - None
Memory - 350 Single / 150 Multi / 4 wavesets; 1 PCMCIA card slot for waves and sounds"

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 9207

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro-One. Unit is in great condition with a few minor scratches in the photographs."

Prices appear to be coming down with Behringer's Pro-1 release.

1970'S GEM PK4900 SN 5781124

via this auction

You can find a couple of demos of the GEM PK4900 here and here (this one with the top off so you can see the voice boards inside).

Eko Bass Pedal K-1 SN 1690

via this auction

"Eko K1 bass pedal. Analogue synth sound.
13 keys, 1/4 inch output with germany power plug. This is a very rare and unique piece of gear, a vintage find! All analogue old school synth sound. Similar to the Moog taurus pedals. I ran it through a few FX pedals (the line 6 FM4 turned this into a full blown 70's synthesizer) to achieve a foot controled synth.

There are 2 octave ranges. The keys go from C to C (13 pedals, 1 octave). the footswitches are for: sustain, tuning, volume, low octave, high octave, reed or string tone, power."

ALFA RPAR AS3350D Voltage Controlled State Variable Filter In Production

For the DIYers out there.

"#AS3350D - dual voltage controlled state variable filter (SOIC-16) in production. Datasheet will be updated later."

Until then here's some info on the AS3350:

"The AS3350 is a dual voltage controlled state-variable filter intended for electronic musical instruments and other signal processing applications. Each filter provides both voltage control of center/cut-off frequency over more than 12 octaves and voltage control of Q from 1/2 to greater than 40. All control scales are exponential, allowing for easier control of the parameters over their wide range. Although the two filters are completely independent, they may be easily interconnected to form a wide variety of filter responses.

Making the trance leads on Shuttle System

Published on Nov 22, 2019 TheEndorphines

"Today we have a perfect rave lead recipe for you. The secret of this patch is in the filter section of grand terminal as well as squawk dirty filter. First, we have a 24db low pass filter, which is then followed by a comb filter in serial mode. Comb filter modulated by an AD envelope is the magic component of this sound, highlighting harmonics and adding a spread like fx to the original waveform.

Video by Wisdom Water"

miRack iOS modular synth sounds demo by Roikat

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Roikat

"Demo of free sounds for the miRack modular synthesizer iOS app available at

The demo starts with some wind sounds and drones. At 1:27 it shifts to allegedly more 'musical' sequences.

Other apps used included Cubasis and Final Touch. 4Pockets Shimmer and Visual Reverb were combined for reverb. The drone patch was made into a sampled instrument in AudioLayer.

Some of the patches in the video include modules that have been discontinued. The patches I post to won't suffer from this. The removal of the Fundamental (Basics) modules blew up the first 30 patches I had created. Fortunately, the developer has added over 100 new modules to the app since then, so I can't complain too much."

Behringer's Introduction Video for their WASP DELUXE

Introducing the WASP DELUXE Synthesizer Published on Nov 22, 2019 BEHRINGER

Moog 1130, MicroMoog, Voyager, Synsonics

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Rhythmicons

"This is a very old video where I was demonstrating the use of the 1130 percussion controller controlling the micromoog."

Etherwave Plus Theremin Controls MiniMoog Voyager and Freqbox

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Rhythmicons

"This is a very old video showcasing the then new Etherwave plus modification from Moog."

The Ultimate Italo Disco SynthPop Sample Pack

Published on Nov 22, 2019 Espen Kraft

"I've spent a long time recording, sampling and processing the sounds in this pack, with focus on quality and usability.
Each drum sample is taken directly out of the hardware.
Many of the sounds has been made by layering different samples and effects.

This is not a free pack, but I hope you'll see it's priced quite reasonably considering the quality and quantity of the sounds. :)

Get the pack here:

Or buy from me directly by sending me an email to :


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