MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sequential Pro 3 Special Edition First Look

Published on Mar 26, 2020 tarekith

"My first thoughts with the new Sequential Pro 3 SE after 48 hours of heavy use with no one within 6 feet of me."

End Times Modular COVID-19 Support Benefit

via End Times Modular

"From now until April 1st we will donate $50 for every Lo-Five module sold to the Beloved Asheville covid-19 community response fund. Plus you get 10% off the purchase. Thank you for supporting us and our community here in Asheville North Carolina.

You can find the discount on End Times Modular's Reverb shop here.

Details on the End Times Modular Lo-Five Analog Clap Generator and Beyond! 8HP Eurorack Module:

"End Times Modular is proud to introduce the Lo-Five Analog Clap Generator!

Analog Claps, Percussion and Beyond!
The Lo-Five was born of the desire for an analog clap generator that can evoke the clap styles of a wide variety of vintage analog drum machines. As with the Quark, we've taken the collection of parameters required to achieve that goal and opened them to radical extremes of control and modulation. So dial in the perfect disco clap or push the parameters to create new and unusual sounds. Experimentation is surprisingly rewarding. Check out the video below for an idea of what the Lo-Five can do. More videos and sound samples are available on our YouTube channel."

Update: Video playlist added:

1. Psytrance artist Kri Samadhi takes the Lo-Five on a solo workout driven by the Voltage Block
Psytrance producer and modular synthesist Kri Samadhi takes the Lo-Five analog clap and percussion module on a solo workout with the Voltage Block sequencer to see just how far you can take the sound.
2. Lo-Five Experimental Bleeps - Eurorack Percussion Module Demo
Four Lo-Five modules and some modulation used to make this experimental loop. Lo-Five module from End Times is available now at Reverb.
3. Claps and Slaps from the Lo-Five Eurorack Module
Frenetic beat featuring the Lo-Five Analog Clap and Percussion Generator from End Times Modular. Some additional sounds from the Quark module.
4. Beat made with four Lo-Five Analog Percussion Modules.
Simple beat with all sounds coming from Lo-Five modules! The Lo-Five eurorack module is an 8HP analog clap and percussion generator. Its specialty is evoking the analog clap sounds of vintage drum machines. Bend its parameters to the extreme to create a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar percussive flavors. Available from End Times Modular and sold on Reverb.

Overlooked Module #6: Dwarfcraft HAX

Published on Mar 26, 2020 poorness studios

"This is the latest video in my series of overlooked Eurorack modules. Here, I focus on the HAX module from Dwarfcraft Devices. This is a cool little ring modulator effect with a few unexpected tricks up its sleeves."

poorness studios Overlooked Module posts

ROLAND JUPITER-Xm Synthesizer / ZEN-Core engine with I-ARPEGGIO | Sound Demo

Published on Mar 26, 2020 SOULKEYS

"I had the opportunity to try out the synth for several hours. The Jupiter-Xm is the absolute noblest synth with mini keys at that moment. The per part selectable emulation of Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and SH-101 combined with the I-ARPEGGIO (Multi parts arpeggiator with playing detection) makes this synth incredibly inspiring."

See the dealers on the right for pricing, availability, deals, and bundles.

Chat w/ Mitch Lantz from Empress Effects Hosted by BBoyTech & Trovarsi

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Thursday 3/26/2020 from 6-7PM we will be streaming our live chat with Mitch Lantz from Empress Effects! BBoyTech & Trovarsi are hosting the discussion about the Empress Effects Euroburo, Mitch's music, music tech and will be answering questions from the livestream chat, so watch live if you have questions.

Mitch will be doing a short performance with the Euroburo which is a eurorack version of the ZOIA. It's a full modular synth and effects unit inside of your modular with CV control! Mitch will tell us more about it live.

Zoia available here:"

💯 Prophet Rev2 Live Analog Synth Jam (No Talking)

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Synth & Sundry

"All synth sounds from the Sequential Prophet Rev2 analogue 16-voice synthesizer. Putting the Prophet Rev2 designed by Dave Smith through its paces so you can enjoy its unadulterated classic analog polysynth sounds. You can hear a decent range of sounds between classic atmospheric basses to brassy synth leads. There is no talking or narration so you can fully delve into the warm analog sounds on offer.

Multitrack using onboard sequencer for bass
drums - Ableton Live 10

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our nicely priced music:"

Whatever (Novation Circuit + Mono Station)

Published on Mar 26, 2020 asogaut

"Something simple."

Waldorf Microwave User Manual

via this auction

"rare Waldorf manual

we believe this is the 1st iteration of the micro Wave

long since discontinued"

Interesting piece. I don't think I've seen this one before. Note the top right has "For Steinberg MicroWave" written on it.

Update via swissdoc: "I got mine fresh from the shop, there was only a preliminary manual included. Just typwriter style or dot matrix print. I had to send in a voucher and then got the final manual later sent. They look like the ones I once created from the old Atari sources Waldorf gave me: [see here]

I think in your picture that is just a tradeshow flyer on top.

Details about my manual conversion you find here.

Good source for info is this User FAQ."

Paia Oz Model 3760 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Paia Oz model 3760 Keyboard Synthesizer.In very nice condition however it is missing the tone blender that should be connected at the end of wire and front buckle doesn't work. Unit powers on but does not work properly."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 SN 5061

via this auction

"This unit works and has all of the original factory presets loaded! It is so much fun to play and tweak sounds to taste, thus creating totally different sounds! Soaring leads, smooth pads and even atmospheric "movie soundtrack" sounds are just the beginning of the Prophet 5 synthesizer! I love preset #32, the iconic synth preset that the The Cars used in the '80s! Please understand that although every key on the 61-note keyboard works, that only four out of the five voices can sound at one time. Once you replace the fifth voice chip, you will probably want to re-calibrate, as all analog synths of this age are recommended to be re-calibrated every few years or so."

Could need more than a chip... Pics of the inside below.

ARP Quadra

via this auction

"ARP Quadra in very good shape, just checked and calibrated."

E-MU Systems Emax II

via this auction

Cool synth pillows!

Blue Lantern Toad from 2009 & Salamander Semi Modular Synthesizer from 2010

Toad via this auction

Haven't seen one of these before. According to the listing:

"Super interesting not plain ordinary deep and still tameable.
One of his early classics. Check out my listings for 'Salamander' another interesting early classic.

Aggressive leads that punch through the drums etc."

Salamander via this auction

This is the Eurorack Compatible synth created by Blue lantern modules called salamander.
It has
2 vco
Variable filter
2 envelopes
1 super lfo
CV gate in and out
Lfo out
Lfo CV in
Filter input
Vca ain , mx, and input
Switch to change filter modes at top

Absolutely no social distancing from these guys.

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Rafael Carrasquillo

"The boys in the band get together to test themselves interacting with each other, after being in storage for over six months. They all seem to be working well. More to come. Be safe n sound."

modular sketchbook 3-25-20

Published on Mar 26, 2020 brandon logic

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #83: Ensoniq SQ-R Plus - Song 2

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the SQ-R Plus/32. It's a 32 voice 8-part multitimbral synthesizer. It features 9 Transwaves, Ensoniq's kind of wave tables.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
SQ-R Plus/32 - Digitech Obscura - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Recording Midi controllers in VCV Rack

Published on Mar 25, 2020 Omri Cohen

00:00 - Recording melodic sequences
15:50 - Recording gate sequences
20:30 - Recording live with the Big Button Seq2
24:13 - Recording live with Dopamine
29:22 - Recording CV

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

Analouge Solutions Colossus Improv: Peder Mannerfelt feat Pelican Company - Tsugi Improvisation

Published on Mar 25, 2020 Peder Mannerfelt

"Live improvisation at Jam Syntotek in Stockholm on the Colossus synth from Analouge Solutions, guitar pedals and tr-808. Part of the Maison Tsugi Festival March 2020.

Filmed and edited by:
Dick Andersson
Line Persson"

Novation Sound Collective & Synth Snackables

Two tweets for you (pun intended):

via @WeAreNovation:

"Sound Collective community, you've got one week left to download @Serato Sample LE, a fun, intuitive and endlessly useful sample playback instrument.

Find out how Sample LE can become a key part to your music making 🎹🎚🎛 >>>"

via @WeAreNovation

"Our Synth Snackables series invites you into the studios of talented artists to talk creative approaches for synth patch design. 🎹

@DWolfers wealth of production knowledge and experience have been turned into five quick tips for Peak >>>…"

MPC One Sampling The Novation Summit, Beat Creation - Plus Live Vocal Improv - Tefty & Meems

Published on Mar 24, 2020 Tefty & Meems

"Doing more sampling with the MPC One. This time around, using the Novation Summit poly synth as the source for all the sounds and then making a beat/jam towards the end of the vid!

If you'd like to support us you can stream our latest album on Spotify here and/or grab a copy here (or whichever preferred streaming platform you use)

Thanks for all the support!
Tefty & Meems"

Make a randrum generative drum machine

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Captain Credible

"Join me on my perilous journey into the gates of CODE while we make a generative drum machine that generates drum patterns and then generates the sounds that the generative drum pattern generates."

DoveAudio 5U House Move Jam

Published on Mar 26, 2020 DoveAudio

"I recently moved house, and after getting my bed and kitchen set up, I had to have a tinker with my modular.
This was recorded on my iPad and I started with a basic sequence and just adlib'd.

Haven't unpack my other synths (they're still in boxes, somewhere) yet, so this is just my modular synth on it's own."

SoundsDivine 'Unplugged Vol. 1' - Omnisphere 2.5

Published on Mar 26, 2020 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Unplugged Vol.1' sound library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5.
To purchase these sounds, please follow the link below:"


Published on Mar 24, 2020 UncertainMusicCorps

"Like many other people, I'm using lock-in time to explore things I've overlooked before. In my case, its Patterning 2. I don't know why I've passed it by until now but I feel a bit stupid about that because its wonderful. Particularly when paired with the Nord Drum 2

Here, as well as providing a really nice shifting pulse, its clocking everything else in the rack. The Nord Drum pattern is being dirtied up by a Plague Bearer (topical). There's also a Drone Commander and QMMG providing bass pulses and an E 350 giving a clocked top line. Plus some joystick driven interruptions just because."

Virtual Moogfest Day#3: Sub37

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Starsky Carr

"Day 3 of the Coronavirus lockdown. This time featuring the Sub 37. Just at the quick look at the synth and why it's so special. Something to fill a few minutes during self-isolation.

Stay indoors, stay safe."

Starsky Carr's Virtual Moogfest

An overview of therudyrude's Buchla system

Published on Mar 26, 2020 therudyrude

"I do a small description of all my Buchla type modules"

Simmons SDX featuring Tama Jazz Kit

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Simmons SDX playing the Tama Jazz Kit."

Cool green editor screen on the SDX. You can find some pics of one posted here.

Some waveforms:

Simmons SDX Eproms in Simmons SDS7

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Demo of Simmons SDX eproms in Simmons SDS7."

Simmons SDS7 70045 Kits 1-16

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Quick demo of Kits 1-16 on Simmons SDS7 #45"

Simmons SDSV with Vince Gutman Click Defeat Mod & Simmons SDSV #666 with MIDI

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Quick demo of the Vince Gutman Click Defeat Mod on Simmons SDSV Electronic Drum Synthesizer."

Simmons SDSV #666 Test Drive B

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Demo of Simmons SDSV #666 with MIDI"

Simmons SDSV Hi Hat Controlled by Simmons MTM

Published on Mar 26, 2020

"Quick demo showing how Simmons MTM controls Simmons SDSV HiHat operation using Mod Wheel for Open/Closed."

Vintage Simmons Drums ADT

via this auction

"Vintage Simmons Drums ADT Acoustic Drum to MIDI Module. Not working. For parts."

First one to be featured on the site. This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Hohner Symphonic 65 Rare 60s Vintage Organ

Update: video posted here and updated auction link:

via this auction

"Super rare, beautiful portable combo Hohner Symphonic 65 organ - with repeater!

Sounds lush, warm, heavy, vintage, lots of character, big bass, also great subb bass!

Vibrato not working so it needs service on this. Everything else is working and in good condition all keys and knobs and faders work! Upper hardcase is missing."

First one to be featured on the site!

Roland System-100

via this auction

"Complete Roland System-100 in very good condition."

Model-101 Synthesizer
Model-102 Expander
Model-103 Mixer Amp
Model-104 Sequencer
Model-109 Speakers x2

Future Retro XS

via this auction

"A great synth in mint condition. There is a tiny dimple in the bottom center of the front of the box, but it came that way from the factory. A very smartly laid out synth, that sounds great. Comes with OM power supply and rack ears.

The Future Retro XS is a true analog synthesizer with a modern, aggressive sound. Its compact form can be configured as a desktop or rack-mount module - whichever the user wants. The XS is monophonic with semi-modular characteristics. It has 46 controls on its surface, 43 of which are knobs for full knob-tweaking bliss. It has pre-wired internal signal routings similar to traditional synthesizers. However, there are 7 inputs and 11 outputs that can be utilized to override the pre-wired signal routings and interface with other instruments - even process external audio - making the XS a true semi-modular instrument."

KORG PSS-50 Super Section 80's Programmable Portable Synthesizer & Drum Machine

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT: another 3 favorite sounds

Waldorf Microwave XT: another 3 of my favourite sounds Published on Mar 26, 2020 Miguel d'Oliveira

1st sound - melody
2nd - fast arpeg runs every 2 or 4 bars
3rd - root note bass

Miguel d'Oliveira Microwave XT posts

STOMP! for Model:Samples

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Egowaves

16 kits / 96 samples
Download here:

"While formatted for Model:Samples this sample pack is compatible with any hardware or software sampler that handles wav files.

Enjoy making music!"

Custom 8 Channel MIDI to CV Interface in ABS Enclosure

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

"Test run of a custom 8 channel MIDI to CV interface in ABS enclosure."

New Surface for Black SDSV Pad

Published on Mar 26, 2020 The Simmons Guy

There's just something satisfying about that.

"New polycarbonate playing surface on freshly restored Simmons SDSV electronic drum pad."

Nord Sample Editor 3: Creating a sample instrument from a vintage synthesizer

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Midiverse NordKeyboards

"Learn how to easily create your own sample instrument from a vintage synthesizer and transfer it to your Nord keyboard in this new tutorial produced by SoundTechnology UK. NOTE: The Nord Sample Editor 3 is now compatible with the Nord Stage 2/2 EX/3, Nord Piano 2/3/4, Nord Electro 3/4/5/6, Nord Grand and Nord Wave/2. #nordsampleeditor3 #iseenord

Download the Nord Sample Editor 3 here:"

Roland - JX-8P / Alpha Juno 1 - Layered - Midiverse - TV

Published on Mar 26, 2020 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're sitting down with the Roland JX-8P stacked up with an Alpha Juno 1, let's check it out."

Breath of Fire III - Cedar Woods on KORG Volca FM

Published on Mar 26, 2020 RemixSample

Playing around with the Cedar Woods theme from Breath of Fire 3. It's very similar to another famous video game melody from Chrono Trigger but that's a story for another day. :o
The Volca FM is receiving midi notes from FL Studio and I'm adjusting different effects as it's playing. SoundToys Crystallizer and Valhalla shimmer."

FALLING DOWN: Nu:Tekt NTS-1 x2, Volca Bass, Volca Drum, Mix. Dawless Jam Impro. Blue Mountains

Published on Mar 25, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"Just a quick test jam really, audio: the Volca bass is being fed into through the right NTS-1 and the vDrum, and two NTS1s are then sent to the Volca Mix. Sync master is the drum looped to the NTS1s and then vBass.

Continuous Jam / Impro on 2 Korg Nu:Tekt #NTS-1 and Volca Drum & Volca Bass

recorded direct to Zoom H6 via Volca Mix no post processing

Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes at Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia"

The sum of our worth

Published on Mar 25, 2020 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
Access Virus TI
Tomkat Super Day Dreamer
Strymon El Capistan
Strymon DIG
Eventide Space

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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