MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Buchla Easel Mod Osc FM

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Todd Barton

"MacGyvering the audio path of the Easel to FM the Modulation Oscillator . . thank you to Gabriele Gasparotti for camera work and studio at Muga MuchΕ« Morphing Theatre"

(Vermona '14): "Ukraine/Tetra"

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Kris Lennox

"Vermona '14. Single mono line in 6/4. Recorded a few times/different patch each time. Layered in the DAW. Monstrous bass. Rave on!
Here's the Soundcloud link -


Patch of the Week 45: Using Nu:Tekt NTS-1 as Korg monologue MULTI Engine Oscillator, Part 2

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Korg

Nu:Tekt NTS-1 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"The MULTI engine oscillator in the NTS-1 is the same as on Korg prologue and minilogue xd, meaning it can load custom oscillators created with the SDK. Here’s another way to combine NTS-1 and monologue together into one synth."

KORG Patch of the Week posts

Novation Launchpad Pro MK3 Event Next Wednesday at Perfect Circuit

via Perfect Circuit

"Don't miss our event with @WeAreNovation next Wednesday. There will be food, drinks, music, and a raffle of the new Launchpad Pro MK3. RSVP -"

CMS 2607 demo - "Forbidden Peanut"'

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Phil Cirocco

"Phil Cirocco demonstrating the CMS 2607 just before shipping it out. The 2 1/4 inch cables at top right are plugged directly into the stereo input of the camera. No post production or processing. The reverb you hear is the internal spring unit."

Viscount Legend '70s Stage Piano - Quick Jam

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Viscount Legend '70s Stage Piano BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski from Kraft Music jams with the Legend 70's Stage Piano from Viscount.

The Viscount Legend '70s line offers a unique range of digital pianos with a vintage aesthetic. Designed to let the musician customize their instrument, these digital pianos feature sound engine modules that can be swapped and exchanged, allowing pianists to create the instrument that best suits their needs and tastes. The Legend '70s line offers three variations: the 73-key Legend '70s Compact, weighing 35 pounds, the 88-key Legend '70s Artist, weighing 42 pounds, and the 88-key wooden keyboard Legend '70s Artist-W, also weighing 42 pounds. All models come with a free editor that makes it easy to modify parameters and settings.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Viscount Legend '70s stage piano bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new stage piano, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Vlad Kreimer Explains The SOMA Laboratory Pulsar-23 Drum Machine

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this video, inventor Vlad Kreimer of SOMA Laboratory explains his Pulsar-23, a one-of-a-kind instrument that is equal parts drum machine, modular synth, and circuit-bent playground. Check out his performance video with Pulsar-23 here:"

Vlad Kreimer Plays The SOMA Laboratory Pulsar-23 Drum Machine

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"SOMA Laboratory's Vlad Kreimer came by to show off the Pulsar-23: a drum machine and modular synthesizer for creating intense, interactive rhythms and soundscapes.

At first glance Pulsar-23 might appear to be a typical groovebox, with dedicated bass drum, bass, snare drum, and hi-hat channels and an integrated sequencer. However, it breaks past the duties of a traditional drum machine by using exposed metal bars as modular patch points—making it in many ways more like a modular synthesizer or circuit-bent sound laboratory.

With multiple internal modulation sources, gritty lo-fi effects, simultaneous CV and MIDI support, and an extremely open-ended sound architecture, the Pulsar-23 is part groovebox, part generative sound sculpture, and part industrial doom soundscape device all rolled into one.

Check out more from SOMA Laboratory here:"

SP2400 Noodling..

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Isla Instruments

"Messing around with the filters, stereo panning, envelopes etc..
Apologies for the sync issues, still messing with framerates and stuff."

Portland Synth + Modular Expo 2020 Set for Saturday March 7

If you'd like to attend the event, you can RSVP here.

"The Portland Synth Expo is a free for all interactive marketplace of synthesizers – pictures from previous expos we organized in NYC, LA, Austin and Toronto can be found here.

Hosted at Portland's premiere downtown venue Holocene and co-organized with local synth store Control Voltage, the first Portland Synth and Modular Expo is scheduled for Saturday March 7th from 11.30am to 5.30pm."

Argon 8 in-depth review: Surprisingly Beautiful Wavetable Synthesizer

Published on Feb 14, 2020 BoBeats

"Argon 8 is a new wavetable synthesizer from Modal Electronics and its surprisingly beautiful. Sponsored by Skillshare: The first 500 people who click the link in the description will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium:


Valentine's Easel

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Todd Barton

We have a Valentine's Day post. :)

"totally serendipitous that this patch turned out heart-shaped today! I was exploring sending EOSG from the Morphagene to Timbre, Pitch, LPG 1 then inverting it to open LPG 2. Woah it’s fun...but now that I describe it, it’s not so romantic or poetic ☺️ Enjoy! πŸŽ‰"

Erica Synths SYNTRX sound demo

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Erica Synths

"SYNTRX [sintrex] is developed from scratch all analogue synthesizer with digitally controlled patch matrix. It features 3 highly accurate VCOs, noise generator with “color” filter, resonant VCF, ring modulator, spring reverb, looping envelope generator, joystick controller, input amplifier with adjustable gain for microphone to line level signals, 3 VCAs, output signal filter, analogue CV/audio signal level indicator and built in speakers.

Pre-orders are currently open for waiting-list subscribers, however, depending on the demand and availability - public orders might be opened next week."

See this post for a pic and additional details.

Hacking an Arm Prosthesis to Output CV for Thought Controlled Synthesis

Hacking my arm prosthesis to output CV so that it plugs into my synth: Thought-controlled music!

Published on Feb 13, 2020 Bertolt Meyer

"Together with Chrisi from KOMA Elektronik and my husband Daniel, I am in the process of building a device (the 'SynLimb') that attaches to my arm prosthesis instead of the prosthetic hand. The SynLimb converts the electrode signals that my prosthesis picks up from my residual limb into control voltages (CV) for controlling my modular synthesizer. The SynLimb thus allows me to plug my prosthesis directly into my snythesizer so that I can control its parameters with the signals from my body that normally control the hand. For me, this feels like controlling the synth with my thoughts. I show the prototype(s), explain how we put it together and how it works, and do a little demo.

My Soundcloud:
Daniel's Art:

The inspiration to just try this despite not being an engineer came from wonderful Sam aka lookmumnocomputer
The inspiration to venture into modular synthesis in the first place came from the wonderful mylarmelodies"

Machina Bristronica 2020 Event Set for Saturday March 21 in Bristol, UK

Tickets available here

Line-up and details:

Colin Benders, Look Mum No Computer, Scanner, Daniel Miller & Finlay Shakespeare, Steevio & Suzybee, Ossia, Em Williams, dmgn, Adrenospoon.

Gather round humanoids, androids and creatures that live in the wires! The great Machina is stirring and our engineers are gathering from all
corners of the galaxy to join us in celebration of all things modular and bleeping.

Again we at Elevator Sound bring our festival of Knobs, Buttons and Discussions over 4 warehouse rooms in the heart of Bristol.

A full day and evening of synthesizer stalls, panel talks, live hardware performances, DIY modular workshops, Ableton Live workshops, Max4Live build sessions and the Escher Music Connection showcase.

Synths & Talks 12:00pm - 18:00pm
Live Sets : 12:00pm - 20:00pm
Escher Showcase : 20:00pm - 22:00pm with 1020 Radio.

Knobs In Conjuntion with:

Focusrite / Novation
Audio-Technica / Allen&Heath
Roland UK

Future Retro Mondovox Rackmount MIDI Manipulation Device

via this auction


You can find some demos in previous posts here.

Moog One review after one year plus making a patch from scratch

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"I chat about my feelings on the Moog One having owned it a year and also program a patch from the initial setting."

Magellan Synthesizer 2: The Adventure Continues...

Published on Feb 14, 2020 YonacSoftware

"A classic is reborn: Magellan 2, universal synth for iOS. Coming very soon."

VCV Rack Live Stream - Mog Network

Published on Feb 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 find Mog Network -
Here's the patch -"

myVolts #mickXer in action!

Published on Feb 14, 2020 myVolts

myVolts on eBay | myVolts on Reverb | myVolts on Amazon

"Ghost-trance-surf-pop anyone? πŸ‘Œ

We love ❤️ to see our mickxer in action (5 channel, stereo, noise removal & passive, so no power required). πŸ€—

Not bad, for $17.99!!✨🌟🀩🌟✨ The OP1 sometimes gives a bit of hum when USB powered, but mickxer removes that noise very sweetly. πŸ‘✨ A great mix of devices, and killer sounds!! πŸ”ŠπŸ˜πŸ‘ Repost @ghostsurfofficial
• • • • • •
OP-1 & PO-32 & MONOTRON & MickXer⚡️⚡️ #op1 #po32 #monotron #korg #myvolts #mickxer #tonic #electronicmusic #electronic #music #teenageengineering"

CX5M & C1 Yamaha Music Computer

Published on Feb 14, 2020 thebrackett

"Explore some lovely Yamaha music computers from days gone by with me! Yamaha sent me a few pieces from their synth museum so I could make some videos and share these beauties with all of you!

(This video was sponsored by Yamaha)"

Apparently the Yamaha FB-01 has the same sound engine. It gets mentioned at 4:52 in the video.

Yamaha FB-01 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

CX5M & C1 Yamaha Music Computer (RSVP Part 2 of 3)

Published on Feb 22, 2020 thebrackett

CX5M & C1 Yamaha Music Computer - RSVP (Part 3 of 3)

Published on Mar 18, 2020 thebrackett

"The final video of my synth series on the CX5m and C1 music computers."

Yamaha CX5MII Music Computer / FM Synthesizer + YK01 Keyboard w/ Extras

via this auction

This is not Rocket Science (TINRS) RectangularThing / Rectangular Thing Limited Edition Synth Voice

via this auction

"This is a gorgeous limited edition Eurorack Synth Voice with some unique features and architecture. Only 20 of those were ever built - your chance to make all your synth friends envious!

This module was supposed to form the core of a small standalone system I was building, but due to a change of plans it’s looking for a new owner. It wouldn’t feel right to just have it sit in its box until I can afford to expand again."

You can find a couple of demos of the RectangularThing in previous posts here.

Access Virus Indigo w/ Custom Knobs SN G10001529

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2017 here.

Yamaha CS-50 analogue synthesizer

via this auction

"Unit comes with its protective hardcase. There are some marks on the case due to use, as seen in one the photos.
Everything is checked & functional, except for one issue with the "Volume" control potentiometer. It does not respond, however the audio output is not affected by this.
Audio output works properly, and can still be controlled using the 'VCA level' control.
Everything else is in great condition for its age and the unit has been well maintained."

E-MU Systems Proformance 1 MIDI Piano Module - Model 9101 - 1/2 Rack

via this auction

"Here's a cool older piano and keyboard module - the Emu Proformance 1. Works fine and sounds great. Easy to use and select various sounds from the front panel or via MIDI. Flexible 1/2 rack size.

Normal cosmetic wear as shown in the pics. I do not have the adapter, but it uses the regular 9 volt type."

Roland System-100 short demo (with two sequencers)

Published on Feb 14, 2020 kovalmoog

"Demo on a Roland System-100 with two 104 sequencers, just after finishing to service the whole system, back in 2004.
Not the best video conditions, and the audio taken from the camera's mike ... although, without a doubt, the geniuses of the video edition will loud rise up to criticize these facts, despite having been informed ;)"

omsonic & dBs Music - Stochastic and 3 track expander module ! 2020 Demo !

Published on Feb 14, 2020 omsonic

"Woooo ! Stochastic is done and its massive ! We are aiming to be selling the first batch by the end of Feb."

omsonic & dBs Music - Stochastic posts

Critter & Guitari - Organelle on the Newtown Creek

Published on Feb 14, 2020 Critter & Guitari

"Field Trip! Here we are at the Newtown Creek taking in the sights and smells of New York. The only thing that makes a hike like this more fun is the Organelle! And what's better than an Organelle? Three Organelles! And a guitar! Link your Organelles and enjoy wireless, synced music-making."

Korg Radias Malaria Test

Published on Feb 14, 2020 NONsynth

"Sharing a test from Davinci Resolve for upcoming Korg Radias vid."

Roland MKS-70 & MPG-70 Controller | The Perfect Match!

Published on Feb 13, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Using the last of the Roland monster analog synths from 1986, the MKS-70 and the Super JX (JX-10) can be tedious when it comes to editing. Even with the original PG-800 controller from Roland.
But with a Vecoven Firmware chip V.3 and the MPG-70 controller from Retroaktiv, things goes a lot faster and smoother."

Some details on the Vecoven mod:

Some amazing Native Instruments Ethereal Earth patches

Published on Feb 13, 2020 SynthMania

"Eight amazingly beautiful patches from Native Instruments' 'Ethereal Earth' program in Kontakt.

00:00 Water Therapy
01:22 Mountain Origins
02:43 Neon Dreams
04:00 Cyclic Behavior
05:05 Forest Etheria
06:03 Minor Impressions
07:27 Omnipresence
09:18 Angelic Whispers"

Patch n Tweak

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