MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Meet the Moog Subsequent 25 Analog Synthesizer

First revealed here, some pics and additional details are in.

MSRP $949.00 / $849.00 Street

"Subsequent 25 is a new compact analog synthesizer that builds on the success of the award-winning Sub Phatty by implementing the ultra-popular paraphonic functionality of Duo Mode, upgrading to wood side pieces, and featuring the already-beloved Subsequent series improvements:

Twice the headroom for access to a new range of classic clean tones in mono and duo modes

Reshaped gain staging in the Ladder Filter to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression, resulting in an overall richer low end

Re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the original grit and growl of the Sub Phatty

Brand new presets that have been optimized to take full advantage of the Subsequent 25’s upgraded circuitry

Upgraded keybed for improved playability

New high-powered headphone amplifier strong enough to drive the most demanding headphones

Free Editor/Librarian software for Windows and Mac (plug-in or standalone)

In the spirit of continuous improvement, Moog is setting a new standard: the Subsequent 25. Moog is excited to incorporate artist feedback into the evolution of our instruments to further inspire the creative community."

Specs below.


via this auction

"ARP SYNTHESIZER ACCESORIES LIST. Condition is Used. This is a list of the accessories you could buy from ARP SYNTHESIZERS back in the 70s. It is in excellant condition. Check out my other ARP items."

I don't believe I've seen this one before. Crazy to see the low prices on some of these including the ARP 2500 Owner's Manual for $6.00, Learning Music With Synthesizers for $7.50, and Lessons in Electronic Music for $8.95. Also if the manuals were available for order, that means they were not limited to the number of synths sold. Some cool ARP swag below as well.

Typed it out for the archives:


Learning Music With Synthesizers
(Textbook 213 Pages)

Odyssey Patch Book
(75 Great Sounds)

Odyssey Owner's Manual

Odyssey Facsimile Pad (25 Sheets)


Omni-2 Owner's Manual

Omni-2 Facsimile Pad (25 Sheets)

HydraSynth v1 3 Update Warm Mode & More

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

" for more info V1.3 is a free update that includes

New Features Include:
• MPE support ( SYSTEM page 5 )
• MPE modulation matrix options (Mod matrix page)
• Warm mode ( VOICE page )
• Tighter Envelope attack time"

Vintage 1969 Hammond 102100 Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Crumar Performer and Roady Demonstration Kit - Brochure & Flex-Disc Demo Record

via this auction

Additional brochures in the listing and pictured below:

DS1-DS2 Digital Synthesizer
T1 - T2


via this auction

I don't think I ever realized how small these were until I saw the 9V battery slot below. It appears to be the size of a ukulele if that.

"The Sonica was a synthesizer designed by Frank Eventoff in 1979 with an oscillator desined by Serge Tcherepnin. A limited run of only 650 were ever made, and this is number 441."

See the Sonica label below for more.

Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

"Unit is in superb condition. There's a few nicks and scratches on the unit but this is to be expected 40 yr+ machine. I've had the unit completely done over by my synth tech in Feb of 2019. Work as followed:

-Replacement of all the electrolytic caps in the power supply -Op amp replacement in the square wave LFO
-Re-calibration of the Brilliance Fader. Item was removed, given a good cleaning and mechanical lubrication on the bench, and wired it back in.
-Fllushed the Modulation Fader that was scratchy, and did the same for the master volume and high/low level switch in the back."

miRack - Start / Stop / Reset - Essential Tip!

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


I'm very excited about the miRack modular synthesizer app on iPad!
In this video, I show a viewer submitted tip about how to get your stop/start/reset working a little smoother using the BIG BUTON module from NSYNTHI.
More **Beginner Friendly** miRack tutorials to come!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

New Abstrakt Instruments VS-1 Oberheim OB-X is Being Done with Tom Oberheim's Blessing

See the update in this post. How cool is that? Apologies for missing this in the initial post. NAMM keeps me busy. :)

New Prophet-6 Styled LOW FREQUENCY EXPANDER by Yorick Tech

Yorick Tech, makers of the LOW FREQUENCY EXPANDER for the Sequential OB-6 and Prophet-6, have a newly skinned version with the look and feel of the Prophet-6. The previous version had the look and feel of the OB-6. See the Yorick Tech label for previous posts including demos.

Note this is a product from Steve Hunt's Yorick Tech and not associated with Sequential. This is an aftermarket product.

Update: the manual below has been updated as well.

A True Lunchbox Modular Case from 2hp

"Introducing the 2hp Lunchbox, our new portable Eurorack case solution! This 42HP case comes fully powered and ready to go with a latchable lid. Whether you're in the studio, on a plane, or performing at your next modular picnic, Eurorack has never been so portable.

"We're also selling four powerful systems packed in our new Lunchbox case: Picnic Basket, Synth Voice, Drum Machine, and Effects Box.

These systems are sure to become the bread and butter of your creative process.

Available as a standalone case (powered/unpowered), full of modules, and as a lunchbox for your lunch!

ETA: March

Perfect Circuit Post-NAMM Synth Meet to Feature 10 Manufacturers

"Next Monday ten electronic instrument manufacturers from different corners of the world will get together under the roof of our event space to share their newest developments, talk, and play some music. Details and RSVP here. #synthesizer #namm2020"

Frap Tools
SOMA Laboratory
Black Corporation
Gamechanger Audio
Pittsburg Modular
Frap Audio
Erica Synths

Also via this post:

1.21.20 Sequential Demo
1.22.20 Bitwig Sound Design

Mockba Modular - Model V and Model X

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here you can get the Model V -"

Jordan Michael Francis - Outdoor Locations with the Kilpatrick Phenol & More

Point Reyes, CA - Kilpatrick Phenol and Zoom MS-70CDR
Stinson Beach, CA - Kilpatrick Phenol and Zoom MS-70CDR
Lake Tahoe, CA - Kilpatrick Phenol and Zoom MS70-CDR
Lake Tahoe, CA - Kilpatrick Phenol & Empress ZOIA
Lake Tahoe, CA (Winter) - Eurorack w/ Mannequins Mangroves, Intellijel Plonk, etc.

Moog Model 15 (2015 reissue) different waveforms demo

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Switching waveforms and octaves with 2 vco's bypassing the 907 FFB and going directly into the filter, delay and reverb (Vermona DSR-3) added.

00:00 Square/square (no PWM)
01:05 saw/saw
02:14 triangle/triangle
03:28 sine/sine

Note: with the triangle and sine waveforms the "click of the VCA" (a common issue with analog synthesizers) becomes clearly audible"

Drum Kits of the Korg Wavestation SR Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

For those who asked me for this here it is!
7 ROM Drum Kits / 61 keys of BANG!
Space Gate Kit
Insane Drum Layer
Mondo Combi Kit
Drum Kit
Techno Acid Kit
Rap It Up !!!
Gated Kit

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

XOR Electronics NerdSeq Eurorack Sequencer Review Tutorial Part-7 with Demo of Sample Loading & more

Published on Jan 14, 2020 SonicVoltage

You can find additional parts in the series here.

"In this Eurorack Modular XOR NerdSeq Review PART 7 we look at:
- How to find info on NerdSeq features in previous videos
- Features we will cover soon
- NerdSeq Fonts Choice
- NerdSeq Custom Colours setting, saving, resetting
- How to change any of the NerdSeq Modular Sequencer Tracks from 1 V/Oct to 1.2V/Oct (e.g. to control vintage Yamaha Synths) and Hz/Octave (e.g. to control vintage Korg synths)
- Sample Blocks, Creating and Saving multiple Sample Sets, Loading a different Sample Block of 12 Samples while the sequencer in playing.
- Sample Pre-Listen (sample preview) from SD Card
- Scoop? :)
- Thanks!

Winter Modular Eloquencer Eurorack Sequencer Review, New Features Demo-2 2020: LFO, Eurorack Jam...

Published on Jan 14, 2020

See demo 11 in this playlist for part 1. You can find additional Winter Modular Eloquencer videos by SonicVoltage here.

"In this Eurorack Winter Modular Eloquencer Review 'New Features Updates PART 2 we look at:
- How to find info on Eloquencer features in previous videos
- Features we will cover soon
- LFO CV Output Tracks.
- LFO Settings, step and pattern length, amplitude, offset, etc...
- Jamming a live track with Eloquencer LFOs
- Scoop? :)
- Thanks!

====== INDEX =======

Winter Modular Eloquencer Eurorack Sequencer - New Features and Updates PART 2 - INDEX:
00:00 Hi... Eloquencer setup preview... Time for some updates!
01:02 Winter Modular EME Eloquencer MIDI Expansion first MIDI test (with Roland MC 909). We will cover the EME in a future video

02:01 If you are new to the Eloquencer or need a refresher...

03:04 Let's start looking at the LFOs features on the Eloquencer
04:00 Quick look at an LFO audio demo (with AJH Synth Mega Phase 12) from 'before'. Originally posted here...

05:34 Let's dig into the LFO Settings and options per Track. Eloquencer LFO Track, Time (patterns, steps), LFO amplitude, LFO Offset...

11:41 A few considerations about Eloquencer LFOs, are this for you? Do they work for me?

13:34 How many Eloquencers do I have? Why?

15:30 CV Input Assign: Reset LFO
16:35 Gate Length Sets options

16:56 Eloquencer Eurorack Synth Jam - Patch Description in the Video.
JAM based on Eloquencer LFO modulation and LFO CV Voices. Winter Modular Eloquencer (three LFOs CV Outs), Mutable Instruments Peaks, 2HP Play, Mutable Instruments Clouds, Ladik Quantizer, Retro Mechanical Labs - Electron Fuzz Custom

20:55 What will be covering next... and... a NEWS SCOOP ?!?
21:39 About leaving Feedback under the video :)
22:10 What is Twister? LOL

Thank You!"

Sequential Debuts the Pro 3 - Multi-Filter Mono Synth

Sequential Pro 3 INHALT Sound Design Demo Published on Jan 14, 2020 INHALTVIDEO

Update: some audio demos added below.

"Some time ago, I put together a video demonstrating the remarkable ability of the AS-1 synthesizer to mimic the classic Sequential Circuits Pro One. I sent the video to my friends at Sequential and expressed a great desire for a fully fledged, keyboard version of the synth. Flash forward to the tail end of 2019, and I’m sitting in front of the Sequential Pro 3. While the inspiration might have come from some aspects of the AS-1, the Pro 3 is so far and above, it truly deserves the title of FLAGSHIP.

To me, the central point of the Pro 3 isn’t necessarily the feature set, which is VAST, but the raw sound. This synth is a production workhorse that sounds proper. It has a kind of aggression, bigness, and elegance that is typically associated with some of the finest vintage synthesizers; the low end is massive and the top end can cut through but it’s that all important midrange that is the most impressive. That midrange synthesizer bass sound, that many other synths fail at (by over compensating lows and highs) isn’t an issue here and it’s that aspect that allows the Pro 3 to link the vintage to the modern. Simply put, any working producer looking for a flagship mono that can handle the rigor of modern production and can make as many classic vintage sounds as futuristic ones should not sleep on this.

The three filters on offer here all have their unique personalities and allow you to cover a vast array of sounds. The OB6 filter in particular is a favorite and combined with the sheer physicality of the analog vco’s used here, allowed me to get into a kind of Xpander territory. The ladder filter pounds and moves like a vintage synth. And the Prophet 6/AS1 filter is exactly what you expect.

No external sequencing or multitracking was used on this recording. Everything was made 100 percent on the Pro 3. This is a recording of all of the patches I submitted to Sequential for the Pro 3’s factory bank. A big thanks to the whole Sequential family and a massive congratulations from INHALT on this stunning new synth!"

Update: audio demos by Paul Dither:

And the press release: (side note: I believe this is the first solely Sequential branded synth after rebranding from DSI)

"Sequential Debuts Pro 3, Multi-filter Mono Synth Featuring VCOs, Wavetables

San Francisco, CA—January 14, 2020—Sequential today announced the Pro 3, a new flagship mono/paraphonic synthesizer. A hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features three classic analog filters (Prophet-6, OB-6, and ladder) and three oscillators (two VCOs and one wavetable oscillator) along with a powerful new 16-track sequencer, and the ability to connect with modular synths through its four control voltage ins/outs.

“In many ways the Pro 3 is the evolution of a concept that started with the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One,” said Sequential founder Dave Smith: “Pack as much power as possible into a compact footprint and make it sound awesome. To do that, we built on the strengths of its modern-day counterpart, the Pro 2, and created a worthy successor to both that sets a new benchmark for raw power and versatility.”

Part of this sonic versatility comes from the Pro 3’s oscillators: Two voltage controlled oscillators provide traditional triangle, saw, and pulse waves with waveshaping, while a third digital wavetable oscillator provides 32 tables of 16 waves each with wave morphing. Three vintage-style filters shape the sound of these oscillators. Filter 1 is a 4-pole low-pass design based on the Prophet-6 filter. Filter 2 is a classic transistor ladder filter with optional resonance compensation to preserve its low-end punch. Filter 3 is a classic 2-pole, state-variable design based on the OB-6 filter that can be continuously varied between low-pass, notch, and high-pass operation, with an optional band-pass mode. A Drive control provides additional punch to all three filters.

The feature set of the Pro 3 is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator, three LFOs, four loopable ADSR+delay envelopes, dual digital effects (delays, reverbs, and various time-based effects), tuned feedback, analog distortion, and extensive modulation possibilities. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can be synced to either the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. A programmable position-sensitive touch slider and pitch and mod wheels provide nuanced control over live performance. The synth is also capable of 3-voice paraphonic operation. This makes it possible to play 3-note chords where the three individual oscillators share a common filter and envelopes.

The full-featured sequencer provides 16-track sequences of up to 64 steps, with ratcheting, variable gate and sequence lengths, multiple playback modes, and paraphonic operation. It also syncs to MIDI clock and external audio input, and inputs/outputs control voltages. In addition to notes, sequence tracks can control any parameter in the 32-slot, 171-destination modulation matrix.

Another key feature of the Pro 3 is its four scalable rear-panel control voltage inputs and outputs, which allow compatibility with modular synths. Control voltages are routed from within the modulation matrix and run at audio rates for extreme modulation effects. “We wanted to make the Pro 3 as flexible as possible,” said Smith. “The CVs and deep mod matrix make it a mini modular in its own right — without all the patch cables.”

Sequential is also offering the Pro 3 SE, a special edition version of the synthesizer that puts the same synthesis power into a collector-worthy design that features a tilt-up control panel and full, premium-grade walnut trim.

The Pro 3 standard edition will be available at the end of January with a US MAP of $1,599.

The Pro 3 SE will be available in February with a US MAP of $2,099."

Novation Introduces New Launchpad Pro

Novation // Launchpad Pro - Overview Published on Jan 14, 2020 NovationTV

Don't miss BoBeats video below.

via Novation

"Introducing the new Launchpad Pro.

Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most powerful 64-pad MIDI grid controller for producing: both in Ableton Live and with your hardware. It gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks.

Featuring deeper Live integration and dedicated buttons that get you closer to the Ableton workflow, Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most advanced grid controller for producing with Ableton Live. Plus, keep your tracks evolving with the four-track, eight-note polyphonic, 32-step standalone sequencer, get inspired to build harmonies with chord mode and never hit a wrong note with scale mode.

Make Launchpad Pro [MK3] your own. Custom Modes lets you design the perfect controller for your live setup and perform with all your gear, however you want. You can also tailor Launchpad Pro [MK3] to take control of MIDI-compatible hardware and software – with or without a computer.

That’s not all, Launchpad Pro comes with a constant source of inspiration featuring plug-ins, sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

What’s Different?
Key improvements over the previous Launchpad Pro:

• Powerful built-in sequencer allows Launchpad Pro [MK3] to control any MIDI synth, sampler or drum machine.
• Transport controls, tap tempo, Print To Clip and Capture MIDI provides deeper integration with Ableton Live.
• Eight Custom Modes and the Components editor help to make Launchpad Pro your own.
• Chord Mode makes it easy to create and perform with sophisticated harmonies.
• Larger, more expressive pads for a more rewarding playing experience.
• More compact, more portable and more powerful as a standalone device than ever.
• USB-C connector with USB powering for standalone use."

LaunchPad Pro mk3 Standalone Sequencer EXPLAINED Published on Jan 14, 2020 BoBeats

"Launchpad Pro Mk3 is here and its not just an Ableton Live midi controller, it is a standalone hardware sequencer too! Perfect for those of us that integrate synthesizers in our studio.

Support my videos here:
Or get a the t-shirt I am wearing here:"

Twisted-Electrons New MEGAfm YM2612 FM chip Synth

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Twisted Electrons

Piced at €474.00 [roughly $527.62] excl. VAT

via Twisted-Electrons
"We are proud to present MEGAfm, a result of several years of development.

MEGAfm uses and abuses the vintage YM2612 FM chip originally found in the Megadrive/Genesis games console.

MEGAfm ships early March

Unlike most FM synthesizers that are very clean and digital, the YM2612 has very characterful tone allowing a broad sound palette ranging from beautiful plucked strings to growly distorted bass lines.

Hardware FM synthesizers are infamous for their reduced controls and complexity to program, with tiny LCD screens and only a couple of buttons to operate a load of menus…
With its 32 operators faders, 14 knobs and 15 buttons MEGAfm offers unprecedented hands-on FM control!

New Abstrakt Instruments VS-1 Analog Synth - New Classic Oberheim OB-X Inspired Rackmount Synth

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Abstrakt Instruments

Update: I thought it worth noting that this project is being done with Tom Oberheim's blessing. From the Kickstarter campaign:

"Tom Oberheim of and Oberheim Electronics is aware of our plans to market an OB-X-centric synth. We asked permission and he did not have any reservations with our plans and said good luck! We have also offered a royalty per unit but there was no interest. However, even though the VS-1 is by nature a boutique offering and won't break any sales records, we will indeed be paying a royalty in deference to the original design."

You might remember the OBX Rack Synth Kit Stretch Goal Added to Abstrakt Instruments' Kickstarter for OB-X replacement boards. It looks like they are taking it a step further and offering a completed version named the VS-1 for non-DIYers, or those that just don't have the time or resources to build their own. The project is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter here. Abstrakt Instruments, of course, are the people behind the Avalon Bassline 303 clone, which has become highly regarded by many as the best 303 clone with extra features. P.S. See Abstrakt OB-X for additional posts and demos leading up to the new VS-1.

Some details from the Abstrakt Instruments VS-1 Kickstarter follow - click through for additional pics and info.

"The VS-1 combines vintage analog sound with modern features, designed for those that find modern synths over-perfected. Based on the discrete analog design of the iconic Oberheim™ OB-X, the VS-1 utilizes many of the same design trade-offs, including a signal path comprised of discrete transistors, op-amps, & 3080 OTA's utilizing through-hole components. Combined with modern digital control, a clean & simple interface, and packed into a 3U rack... this is the essence of the VS-1.

It’s all about the tone. Based on the classic OB-X, each voice consists of two analog VCO's and a 12dB OTA Filter (LP/BP/HP) and VCA.

VCO's Two discrete VCO's per voice with saw and pulse waves. Pulse width can be adjusted from 0% to 100%. VCO1 can be modulated by VCO2 (crossmod) and VCO2 can by hard-synced to the frequency of VCO1. VCO's can also be modulated by two analog LFO's, two digital LFO's per-voice, and a DADSR 5-stage envelope generator.
Noise Analog white & pink noise.
Portamento Analog polyphonic portamento gives a natural clustering effect between voices as the analog components are never perfectly matched. Although this requires many additional components it has been included - another example of small imperfections that impart character. In addition, digital portamento with both fixed rate and fixed time modes is also included.
12dB OTA Filter The classic resonant 12dB multimode filter is the desert island filter, simply awesome in a polyphonic synth. The classic OB-X had a fixed lowpass mode, the OB-R has lowpass, bandpass & highpass modes.
Panning VCA's Each voice retains the classic 3080 OTA VCA but also includes a stereo panning VCA that can be modulated by several sources. The spread control make it easy to pan voices across the stereo field.
Envelope Generators Each voice has a dedicated analog ADSR for the filter and VCA. In addition there is a global five-stage DADSR with (20) modulation destinations.
Analog LFO's Two global analog LFO's with triangle, square and S&H waveforms can be sent to VCO1 frequency and pulse width, VCO2 frequency and pulse width, and filter cutoff.
Digital LFO’s Two LFO’s per voice with triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random waves with (20) destinations. LFO’s also have dedicated attack-decay envelopes and can be free-running or synced to the arpeggiator, sequencer, or MIDI clock for tempo-synced effects.

Prophet 6 Analog Synthesizer | Overview & Sound Examples

Published on Jan 14, 2020 MickMazzMusic

"An in depth overview of the Sequential Prophet 6 analog synthesizer along with custom patches.

Sound demo starts at 5:00

This synth is a breeze to program and tons of fun to play."

Yamaha DX1 In Depth

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Doctor Mix

"In this episode I delve deeper into the Yamaha DX1 and show you all of its features. Check out the plug-in version of the DX1 from UVI here:"


Published on Jan 14, 2020 zack dagoba

"Messing about on the Korg DS8. What a great synth! They tried to simplify the FM synthesis idea introduced a few years before this synth came out made famous by Yamaha. Actually Korg licensed the technology from them and kind of said "nice try, but this is what people really want - a synth you can actually program without reading the manual". In this vid, its going through the Korg A1 FX unit (with remote)


ACCESS Virus Ti2 desktop

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

Access Virus Ti2 desktop
fully working and in excellent cosmetic condition

KNAS Ekdahl Polygamist Modular Synth with Flightcase and Cables

via this auction

"The Ekdahl Polygamist is one of only 53 made (now discontinued) by Knas which is mainly designed with experimental / drone / noise / improv in mind but can really take you wherever you wana go. The basic architecture is classic VCO/VCF/VCA design but all of the building blocks have been designed to allow for much more interesting / chaotic sounds then you get from your bread-and-butter synth.

Highlights includes VCO1 which features a "Tilt" output which is a triangle wave that can be *tilted* from sawtooth, to triangle, to ramp. VCO2, the "Pitch multiplying oscillator" consists of a fundamental and three "sub harmonics" that mimics additative/FM synthesis for very complex waveform and chaos generation. The ADSR is loopable and can be used as an oscillator, it can also be paused in its transition. The three LFOs all go to audio range and two of them go down to about 4 minutes for one waveform period. It also features a duophonic, pressure sensitive ribbon controller which sends MIDI data. It has two independent MIDI/USB-to-CV converters which can be ganged in duophonic mode. And there is of course, much, much more.

In good working condition and well looked after, this also comes with a custom yellow flightcase, original manual, adapter and some patch cables."

Korg Poly-Ensemble S

via this auction

"Korg Poly-Ensemble S string synthesizer, produced between 1976-1979. This is a divide down/Paraphonic synth, meaning that every key can be played at the same time, however they all share the same FX/filtering. The Poly-S has a number of voices, from Organ, Brass, Strings, Choirs, with a built-in Phaser FX unit. It's an incredibly unique, and lush sounding synthesizer. This particular unit seems to be in working condition, it does have some scratch in the volume pot/knob, and the large buttons that select the voices have a bit of scratch to them. A few of the buttons for the voices get temperamental on occasion, but have never stopped working completely..."

Roland System 100 Model 101 Analog Synthesizer SN 440312

via this auction

Red Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Artuia Introduces the KeyStep Pro

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Arturia

"The sequencer the world has been waiting for. #KeyStepPro gives keyboard players incredible sequencing and performance power in a compact, versatile controller."

Availability March 20


"Perfect for live performance

KeyStep Pro will become your go-to choice for performing live. It’s perfectly geared to bringing your ideas to life, reacts quickly to your creativity, and intuitively puts you in control.
Each of the 4 independent tracks can be used either for creating custom sequences or performing arpeggios. We’ve kept things straightforward: to select a track, just hit the dedicated button for whichever one you want. Track 1 can either be a standard melodic sequencer, or a powerful drum sequencer, depending on your preference and setup.

Once you’ve made a few groups of sequences, you’ll want to save them to play them again in the future. No problem, as KeyStep Pro lets you store and recall 16 different projects. Access them with the “Project” button and the menu knob.

KeyStep Pro also features the same addictive touch-sensitive looper/roller strip as the BeatStep Pro and DrumBrute. Too popular to leave out, this little strip lets you throw in fills and breaks whenever you want, adding an unpredictable edge and live energy to your performances.

Powerful performance controls

Our sequencers can be seen all over the world, and are loved by top artists, studios, and amateur producers alike. KeyStep Pro makes gigging easy and fun, with instant and intuitive access to inspiring performance features. Multi-mode arpeggiator, randomness, easy chord mode, and real-time recording for creating on the fly. The crisp OLED displays and LED-illuminated controls will help you see it all in the dark, too!

4 independent sequencers, controlling whatever synth, module, or drum machine you want.

16 patterns per track. Each sequencer pattern can be up to 64 steps long, and contain 16 notes per step.

Link up to 16 patterns together to create whole songs or sections of your set.

Snapshots of all the sequences within a pattern, letting you instantly switch between sets of sequences.

Everything in one place. Load, duplicate, tweak, edit, and save for later in its onboard memory.

Unite your gear

Your ever-growing collection of boutique modular gear, vintage synths, and software instruments can finally perform in unison, thanks to the jaw-dropping connectivity KeyStep Pro has to offer. 4 CV, Gate and Mod outputs, 8 dedicated drum Gate outputs, Clocks, MIDI in, 2 MIDI outs, a solo metronome output, sustain input to let you get expressive with your performance, and USB for easy power and DAW/softsynth control.

MFB Tanzbar 2 : first jam

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Masaki Takada

Blipblox Introduces the After Dark Version

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Blipblox Explorer Channel

"Introducing the Blipblox After Dark. New look, new features, all of the fun.

The audio on this video was record directly off the stereo Audio Out of the After Dark.

- Advanced multimode resonant filter gives every sound a rich, analog-like quality.
- Multi-tap stereo delay adds a full, lush quality to the output.
- New oscillator modulation schemes include enhanced Blipblox classics, plus all new schemes that utilize 256 custom wavetables that can be morphed and scanned.
- The After Dark’s drums are generated by over a hundred new kick and snare samples that can be individually pitched for unique, professional beats.

Learn more at"

Berhinger Set to Announce Moog Eurorack Modules at NAMM

2 Days To Go... Published on Jan 14, 2020 BEHRINGER

Behringer revealed the 923 Noise & Filter here. This one appears to be the 921 OSCILLATOR. Note there are several clones of this module from other manufacturers as well. Curious if this is based on one of them, the original, or their own. Their EDP Wasp clone closely resembles the Jasper clone.

NAMM 2020 – Behringer Introduces a System 55 Modular Synthesizer
NAMM 2020 - Introducing System 100 - Behringer Modular Synthesizer

NANO Modules ALT // basic to advanced patch techniques AM synthesis, auto panning, sidechain + more!

Published on Jan 14, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Here’s ALT from NANO Modules. A quad VCA module in an 8hp Eurorack format. Three channels features both manual gain (level, bias or offset) as well as CV inputs with CV attenuversion (attenuation and inversion) which gives lots of control and opens up the module to sidechain and ducking like FX as well as easily making auto pan FX too. The fourth channel is a more basic VCA with input, CV input and output. This is normalised open until you plug in a signal which is useful for the onboard mixing. ALT is also a mixer, either for basic mixing of audio or CV, for CV mixing, for cascaded mixing (2x 2 input mixers, 1x 3 input mixer + a VCA …). This video aims to go through the basics to more advanced patching answering the age old modular questions “WHY YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH VCAS!” Going from basic amplitude control to full on AM synthesis and patching up other FX and dynamic modulations of modulation. For those comfortable with how VCAs work skip ahead with the timing index below to get right to the patch tips.

00:00 Hello & video previews
00:53 What is ALT? Feature run down
02:59 VCA basics and how ALT works
05:34 Basic audio mixing, CV controlled mixing and how to patch sidechain compression / ducking FX
07:52 A quick tip for creating unique modulation sources
09:12 Expanding basic patches with VCAs
10:25 How to create an auto panner
12:22 Dynamic AM synthesis"

Effigy | Digitone Keys, Analog Heat

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Head Dress

Reminds me of early 4AD bands like Cocteau Twins' Victorialand album.

"Elektron Digitone Keys track 1 program loops, off-time arpeggio weaves throughout. Analog Heat and OTO BAM finish off the chain.

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Roland Jupiter XM dancing music

Published on Jan 14, 2020 Jay's Products

"Roland Jupiter XM dancing music song By Jay's Sounds"

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