MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Munatix - Groovin' is My Hobby (Official Video)

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Munatix

New track from supporting member, Munatix - Electronic synthpop band featuring a Korg Polysix, Elka Sysex, Moog Minimoog, Oberheim OB-8, and Simmons SDS9.

Spotify :

Apple Music :

ISRC : BE 3ID 19 00005 - Song
ISRC : BE 3ID 19 90005 - Video

Special thanks to Marco Knockaert for his aid in filming!
Special thanks to Thalia Decorte and Tine T'jampens for performing their choreography on the song!
Thanks to 'Sporthal Bergenmeers' in Destelbergen for granting access to their dance practice hall!

Previous Munatix posts

Korg DW-8000 - a great synth for its price

Published on Feb 8, 2020 synthlegends

"The Korg DW-8000 is still a very underrated hybrid synth with wonderful digital waveforms and a warm analog filter. The internal delay really shines.

In this video you can listen classical and user friendly sounds for a band context, like pianos, organs, strings, brass, leads and pads. The DW-8000 does very warm MKS-20 like electronic pianos, realistic organs, wonderful strings like a Juno or JX and oberheimesque brass-sounds. Maybe it is the better Juno (if it were a Roland, not looking so ugly and had knobs it would cost maybe more than 1000 Euro).

I didn't use any effects beside the internal delay, no mastering, eq or plug ins in this video.
Thanks for watching this video. Stay tuned:-)"

Moog Satellite Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2190402

via this auction

"This Moog Satellite Model 5330 is in really great shape cosmetically and functions perfectly. Really hard to find one these days in this condition. The sound is silky smooth, warm and inspiring. You can hear why Vangelis used this, when you get your hands on one and start playing. Comes with a re-printed operational / service manual. Will be packed well with large bubble wrap, memory foam and will be double boxed. This unit runs on US standard 120V, so if you're buying from another country make sure that you have the correct voltage converter to power it with 120V."

YAMAHA AN1x Virtual Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

This is a ridiculously underrated synth in my opinion. Almost sold mine, but glad I kept it.

2002 E-Mu Halo 64-Voice Expandable Keyboard SN 3725

via this auction

Based on my search results, this is the first one to be posted on the site. I love it when "common" synths come up that have never been featured before. I know there were different versions of these from E-Mu. If you know them, feel free to comment below.

"Here are some specifications;

Polyphony - 64 voices
Oscillators - 32 MB "ZR/Perfect Piano" Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB), four 24-bit DACs
LFO - 2 per voice
Filter - 50 types of 6th- and 12th-order Z-plane filters
Effects - 24-bit dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
Memory - 1,152 Presets (640 ROM, 512 RAM)
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 2002"

Moog Slim Phatty

via this auction

With a slim skinny. Cool one, no less.

Arturia Origin Desktop Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

That's some buzzed love right there.

Vintage Yamaha CS-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2085

via this auction

"The CS-60 is a uniquely expressive 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer, the little brother of the great CS-80. CS-60 sounds are infinitely variable, with tons of slider controls and touch sensitive keyboard (amazing in the 1970's!), plus a pitch bend ribbon. A classic, playable, organic, warm, liquid sound. See the YouTube link for an excellent demonstration of what CS-60's can do (the video isn't my CS-60, but mine can do everything shown.)

I bought my all-original 1978 CS-60 from the brother of a friend of mine in 1987, and it has been part of my home studio ever since. It is fully functional, though the exterior has some scuffs and marks which were there when I bought it and are detailed in the photos. I'm preparing to play more music on the road, and I want to start over with a more current rig so this one needs to go.

Includes lid, music stand and user manual - all original
Does not include legs/stand
Does not include sustain or expression pedals
Polyphony - 8 voices
Oscillators - 1 VCO per voice (square and saw plus PWM; 1 sub-osc with 4 wave types; noise gen) - one oscillator is slightly out of tune until warmed up
Assignable aftertouch
Memory - 12 presets, 2 user patches (second user patch is under cover on upper left side of panel)"


Published on Feb 8, 2020 100 Things I Do

"A quick demo of the sounds on one of the E-MU Factory library disk's for the EMU Emax II. I picked up this pretty mint example of the EMAX II recently after looking for one at the right price for the last few years. I took out the original 40mb SCSI drive and replaced it with a SCSI2SD. What a difference it makes loading samples and booting the sampler! It makes the sampler feel very snappy to use and responds very fast. Also you can flick between menus in real time!

One of the small downsides for me at least is the key bed is super light touch which means my rather sloppy playing technique ends up triggering quite a few extra notes as a rest my fingers. Not sure if its been like this since new or just starting to show some age. :D

I hope you enjoy :D"

TM Synthesis FLUX - Temporal Modulation Rhythm Sequencer to Launch on Kickstarter

FLUX Kickstarter Trailer from FLUX on Vimeo.

Visit for more info!


"Flux is a Temporal Modulation Synthesis Complex Rhythm Sequencer for Eurorack.

Temporal Modulation Synthesis applies a curvature to time, creating rhythms by modulating the linearity of trigger distribution within a step (each step can output a density of between 1-64 triggers). Trigger distribution can be modulated with a choice of 15 TM curves, the curvature of which ranges from -10 to +10 in 0.01 increments (2000 possible curvatures). Positive curvature values produce logarithmic responses, negative values produce exponential responses and a curvature of 0 results in linear spacing. 16 TM steps can be sequenced per channel, each with unique length, density, curve and curvature parameters. FLUX uses 64-bit double-precision floating point math internally to calculate rhythms with an extremely high degree of precision.

True Euclidean rhythms, polyrhythms & complex rhythmic patterns are extremely easy to generate and wide ranging in scope.

Hydrasynth - Experiments with audio in Mod Input

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Paolo Z-Plane

Hydrasynth on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Hydrasynth - Experiments with audio in Mod Input
I recorded the song "destroyed" :-) in this video in 1998

#Hydrasynth #Hydra #Synth

Michel van der Aa - I Think Of Fire (feat. Kate Miller-Heidke) [Official Video]

Published on Feb 6, 2020 Michel van der Aa

A new track from new supporting member, Michel van der Aa.

The track features the glorious Jupiter 8 as the main synth (lead and basses) and contains also some modular layers (Eurorack/Cwejman and Serge)

New album ‘Time Falling’ out 28 February -

Darell Ferhostan - 3d, direction, script
SanderFocus - Art direction, script
Michel van der Aa - edit

Written and arranged by Michel van der Aa
Lead and backing vocals - Kate Miller-Heidke
Guitars, synths, and sounddesign - Michel van der Aa
Drums sounddesign - Thijs de Vlieger

Produced by Thijs de Vlieger and Michel van der Aa
Mixed by Thijs de Vlieger and Bart Wagemakers
Engineering, and pre-mastering by Bart Wagemakers
Recorded at Exalto Studios Haarlem
Mastered by Enrico Mercaldi at Time Tools Mastering
℗ & © 2020 disquiet media

Standalone sequencing with Novation Launchpad Pro MkIII (w/ Micromoog, Echosystem)

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, using hardware sequencing and one synth plus some software synths. I received the Launchpad Pro MkIII this week and wanted to quickly put it through its paces as a standalone sequencer, so I hooked it up to a few VSTs (mostly free, and listed below), didn't change the key or the tempo, and just went with it. I'm happy to report that the Launchpad Pro absolutely feels like a successor to the Novation Circuit in its fast and intuitive workflow, but with a number of meaningful improvements. (Now Novation just needs to make a proper Novation update!) It's also important to note that the device feels fantastic to the touch and is very responsive. It's just a joy to play with, and I only wish it had more than its four sequencer tracks.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention the beautiful synth sitting next to the Launchpad Pro. The Micromoog was manufactured from 1975-1979 and was supposed to be a simple, consumer-friendly entry to Moog's lineup. But despite only having one oscillator (plus sub), it's actually packed with a bunch of features that you won't find on a Model D, like modulation via noise instead of an LFO, a variable wave shape, and pulse width modulation. I normally have a no-buy rule about vintage gear, but I tried this one in a local shop, it was on for a very fair price, and I loved the sound of it.

Launchpad Pro MkIII — Sequencing of four tracks
Moog Micromoog + Empress Effects Echosystem — Drone lead
VST instruments used:
Felt Instruments Wolno (free!) — main piano loop
Spitfire LABS (free!) — random blip, strings, piano
Synapse The Legend — bass

Written and performed within a 48-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

Novation KS4 Personal Pads Patches by Arnaud Music.

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Arnaud Music.

Personal Patches for Novation Ks4
No effect extern
Enjoy !

Building the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Wein Glas

"Weinglas builds the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400. A lot of work, but it was worth it: A good sounding small modular synth with battery power!

The sound track was the first test drive of the synth. No external fx, sequencing or editing. Just the sound of the PO Modular 400 direct to camera.

This is not your usual Weinglas video. No wine, no gloves, only hard work. And it sounds a bit different, too. ;)"

The Galaxy Electric - Buchla Cosmic Drone - Session 11 - Modular Drone Music

Published on Feb 8, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"Thanks for listening! Come on a musical voyage with us where we'll send you a new song every day, a cosmic story, and a chance to earn space treasure:

Relax and tune into our live weekly improvised Drone Sessions. This 11th session involves a drone featuring two independent Buchla style complex and modulation oscillators starting in tune a couple octaves apart. As the oscillator frequencies drift apart by way of manual control, beating ensues. Listening to droning oscillators can serve as mindfulness sounds as there is no sudden changes in sound. Just smooth drifts in pitch and the resulting beat frequencies. Drones can also serve as an ambient track to have on while doing tasks that require intense focus. Drones are also great for a Sci-fi film soundtrack. The slow yet progressive nature of a drone performance can help one focus on tasks without distraction. The fact that we are manipulating these oscillators live and in collaboration helps the drone meander ever so smoothly in an evolving fashion as we are always reacting to one another's subtle movements. These movements are improvised so there is an unrehearsed and reactive ebb and flow to the tones generated.

The electronic music instruments used in this performance of modular drone music are the Buchla Music Easel, and a small system involving a Buchla clone model 259 Programmable Complex Waveform Generator, Buchla 292h Dual Lowpass Gate, and 281h Dual Function Generator in the Buchla LEM Powered 3 Boat.

The Galaxy Electric -"

Mark Mosher Launchpad Pro MK3 & Percussa AudioCubes Jam 01

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Mark Mosher

"This year mark's my 10th year using Novation Launchpads and Percussa AudioCubes. Working on a new #electronica #synth jam track 😎. These are the latest generation audio cubes from a few years back. I JUST go the Launchpad Pro MK3 and just LOVE it 😍! Gesture and cube proximity detection with infrared and velocity sensitive faders FTW!

#expressive #MIDI"

Kurzweil 250 RMX Rackmount Synthesizer SN 87050089

via this auction

Roland TB 303 Vintage Analog Synthesizer W/ Quicksilver Mod

via this auction

"Roland TB 303 Vintage Analog Synthesizer W/ Social Entropy Quicksilver Midi Mod and more. Mod, Proprietary Cables, & Orig. Power Supply All Included."

Korg Sigma KP-30 Analog Vintage Synthesizer w/ Case

via this auction

TWO WholeTone Revolution Synthesizer Keyboards (Korg EX5R)

via this auction

"Under the hood, these are actually Korg N5EX synthesizers with a custom keyboard built specially for Tokyo Yusyo (probably also by Korg), with each key being velocity and channel (mono) aftertouch sensitive. Please note that the Chromatone keyboard is not at all like a matrix array or other "microtonal" type keyboard. These are actually 88 key keyboards shoehorned into the form factor for a 61 key keyboard, with each key having multiple key tops for ergonomic play. I used these as MIDI controllers, but you can just as easily tap them for the onboard GS/XG/GM soundset.

I encourage you to visit the maker's websites [here and here] and tour YouTube to understand more about the Chromatone keyboard and the MUTO method for notation and playing these keyboards if you are not already familiar with it. The onboard synthesizer engine, features (e.g., sequencer), and operation are that of the Korg N5EX, so please see the manual for that keyboard (on Korg USA's website here: [link removed by eBay]) since Tokyo Yusyo supplied no additional documentation with these keyboards.

I reiterate: these are not matrix array 'microtonal' keyboards."

Roland Jupiter-Xm Portable Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland PG-200 Programmer w/ Original Box, Case, & Docs

via this auction

"Roland PG-200 pg200 for JX-3P controller with ULTRA RARE Original Box and case and documentation

Please see pics for details. Unit works perfectly. Includes the cable for connecting to jx-3p, the roland carrying case, all paperwork from original purchase and the ULTRA rare and very very very valuable and hard to find original box....These are almost never seen, as they were usually discarded immediately as the case was sufficient and the box unnecessary."

GEM wk2 module EXPANDER realtime midi arranger w/ Video Karaoke Out?

via this auction

Never seen one of these before. Note the video out mentioned below and the optional sampling.

"The Professional Musician's Best Friend! GEM WK2 Midi ArrangerThis is a very high-quality item, used by professional musicians the world over.In excellent condition, the GEM WK2 performs as if it was brand new and has had home use only (connected to a Hammond organ). Its ideal for Organs, Keybpards, Midi Accordions or just as stand alone accompaniment unit. It came in Part Exchange for a Ketron Audya. These versatile machines cost around £1000 when new, so if you are not familiar with them, please read more about its capabilities below and GRAB A BARGAIN!

The WK2 MIDI Arranger is the arranger module from GEM designed for musicians who want a modern, technologically advanced, easy-to-use instrument capable of satisfying any musical need. A glance at the control panel is enough to tell you that the WK2 MIDI Arranger is an instrument alone in it's class: the clear and simple panel layout consisting of direct access buttons and controls, the large backlit coloured display which keeps you in control, the modern, captivating look are just a few of the ingredients that make the WK2 MIDI Arranger a singularly unique instrument.GenerationThe WK2 MIDI Arranger offers 444 high quality sounds to suit just about any style of music.16-part multitimbral, with 32 note polyphony, programmable split and the ability to layer 2 sounds together, the WK2 MIDI Arranger lets you to create rich, modern sound textures quickly and easily.Effects processorsThe WK2 MIDI Arranger contains 2 independent digital effects processors with 22 reverbs and 22 effects, with controls for the main level and separate send levels for each track.StylesThe arranger section of the WK2 MIDI Arranger contains 96 styles with 4 variations each, made up of 5 tracks (Drums, Bass, Acc.1/2/3); the important 'Single Touch Play' function lets you assign 10 different performances to each style, allowing you to instantly reconfigure the setting of the styles by pushing a single button.

You can also memorize any configuration of sounds, styles, effects, controls, MIDI channels, track status, etc. in 63 dedicated Performances which can be instantly recalled whenever you need them in the future Normally complex editing procedures are made easy thanks to a series of function keys which give you direct access to every function. In addition, the WK2 MIDI Arranger lets you immediately select your favourite sounds and styles with the 'Direct Sound Memory' and 'Direct Style Memory' controls. These 32 buttons allow you to memorize your most frequently used sounds and styles and then recall them with a single command.SequencerThe WK2 MIDI Arranger is equipped with a practical sequencer that lets you, quickly and easily, record up to 7 Song Styles using any of the on-board styles. Your compositions can then be saved to disk. The WK2 MIDI Arranger is compatible with the vast existing GEM disk libraries in WK3, PK7, GMX and CD formats, with the industry standard Standard Midi File formats 0, 1 and 1+ lyrics, and also with GEM's new 'RASS' (Real Audio Syncro Style) format. RASS allows you to use specially processed real audio samples which are synchronized with the MIDI styles, creating highly effective rhythm tracks. As you change tempo, the sample actually follows your changes exactly as though it was another MIDI track. The 'Direct from Disk function speeds up the playback of songs stored on floppy disks, while the 'Play all Songs' button allows you to listen a song disk's entire contents with a single command.Disk DriveThe built-in disk drive lets you manage an enormous variety of files ready to use. All your configurations can also be saved on floppy disk, using the built-in 3.5" disk drive.

Built-In Video Out / Vocal Processor Interface with Digital Sampling (optional). Video Out Using the built-in Video Out, you can connect most types of TV or video display to the WK2 MIDI Arranger to view the karaoke style lyrics sychronised to your songs. The optional Vocal Processor interface, easily installed in it's own b..."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Solo Eruption - Moog Synthesizer (no words)

Published on Feb 8, 2020 studentsmusic

Moog Matriarch on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"having fun imrovising a solo on the Moog Matriarch"

T-1: Random feature

Published on Feb 8, 2020 torso electronics

"The possibilities for musical variations on the T-1 are endless. You can add a dedicated random modulation sequence to every parameter of each track, and change its length and refresh rate."

Torso T-1

Terry Riley - In C - Modular synthesizer performance using a DIY module

Published on Feb 8, 2020 joeSeggiola

"Made in February 2020 with Eurorack modular synthesizer and Minibrute 2.

The system implements five separate synth voices (shortly described further down), plus the eighth note pulse. CV/gate for every voice is provided by a custom-made module powered by Arduino (link below), which is controlled using manual buttons to advance through the 53 melodic patterns of "In C".

Bass (1) is from Minibrute 2 double VCO, with both on-board VCF and VCA controlled by the on-board ADSR. Mild resonance and Brute Factor are used to shape the tone.

Mid-bass (2) is from MFB OSC-02 third VCO. It is filtered by WMD/SSF Pole Zero with an ADSR envelope from Stages, which is also used to open a VCA in Veils.

Mid (3) is from MFB OSC-02 second VCO. It is filtered by Bastl Cinnamon in band-pass mode, with slight distortion (drive plus character). The AD envelope from Pico MOD modulates the VCF and open the VCA in Veils.

Mid-high (4) is from MFB OSC-02 first VCO. Maths CH1 is used to open the first LPG in LxD, sometimes configured like a normal AD envelope, other times like a ramp LFO. The output signal is sent through Pico DSP for a tempo-synced echo effect.

High (5) is a looping stage from Stages used as a VCO. It is not filtered. The VCA in Veils is controlled by the spare AD envelope on the Minibrute 2. Notes as occasionally randomly skipped filtering gates with a Branches clone module. The output signal is sent through Pico DSP for a tempo-synced echo effect.

The eighth note pulse is ModBox Skew LFO used as a VCO, passing through the resonant LPG in LxD opened with Maths CH4 (which is also used as a master clock signal). The S&H from ModBox is scaled in Stages and used to randomly change the pulse volume in Veils.

The audio mix is sent through a couple pedals for reverb and optical compressor. A stereo-widener VST is used to process the mono signal.


Yamaha Reface CS | Eventide Blackhole Reverb (iPad AUv3 plug-in Quick test)

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Whentherushcomes

"Quick test, playing the Yamaha Reface CS through the great sounding Eventide Blackhole Reverb as an AUv3 plug-in with the AUM app on the iPad. Using the Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 as an audio interface."

What's new in Photosounder 1.10

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Photosounder

Try the demo at

Process of translating images to sound similar to ANS, scroll down for the original machine. You can also find Oramics there. A search for ANS will bring up additional posts featuring endless demos of Virtual ANS for i0S and more.

Error Instruments Cloudbusting Eurorack Drum?

Published on Feb 8, 2020 paul tas

Does more than drums of course. You can find a stand alone version in wood panel case here.

"Cloudbusting is a full Modular experimental synthesiser .It has 11 points that can be patched . 6 modes .Modulation points but also Audio with experimental sounds . Most famous sounds that are used for experimental purposes. as deep Drones .And also the Inspired sound of the plum . The sound of ciat lonbarde plumbutter / Rolls5 Also some weird frequency modulation . And a lot more . every knob control voltage .To play When you’re eurorack




what is in the box?
manual cloud busting
eurorack module cloudbusting 18 hp skiff
10 to 16 pin connector
4 x screw
iron wire for voodoo patching
4x aligator clip for paching
voodoo patching. memory cart
the smell of. chanel nr 5 and love"

via Error Instruments


Published on Feb 8, 2020 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction, also on Reverb

Dystopia / Noise-Crush-Filter - CHROMATIC MODULES by Dreadbox

Published on Feb 8, 2020 Dreadbox

An extensive demonstration of the DYSTOPIA Chromatic Module by Yiannis.


Noise Generator (white, white to pink, white to blue, scatter, digital, pitch)

Bit Crusher with range from 1sec up to 8kHz

Digital Noise can also be used as a Random Gate Generator

Dual Filter (parallel) 12dB Low Pass and High Pass Filter

When you insert a signal to the External In, the Internal Noise generator is cancelled and the External Signal is in process

LED indicator for all controls to illustrate the current CV Sum

Power Consumption: 56mA @ +12V , 67mA @ -12V

35mm depth


Available in December 2019

Price: 89 €


Patch n Tweak

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