MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Introducing the 1010music bitbox micro - small + mighty + creative = ??

Published on Apr 24, 2020 1010music

Patch of the Week 55: volca modular + NTS-1 FX

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Korg

"The stereo effects engine on NTS-1 is a perfect companion to the unique tonalities produced by the west coast-reminiscent signal path of the Korg volca modular!"

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Superbooth20 Home Edition Videos Parts 1 - 4 and The New MacBeth X-Series MKII Dual Oscillator

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Superbooth Official

Superbooth20 Home Edition - PART 1 - Featuring Ken MacBeth after 54:23 - X-Series MKII Dual Oscillator
Superbooth20 Home Edition - PART 2 - learn and study
Superbooth20 Home Edition - PART 2 - learn and study
Superbooth20 Home Edition - PART 4 - aftershow events

See the Superbooth20 label below for more coverage of this years' Home Edition event.

X-Series MKII Dual Oscillator Module

Priced at $1499

Fully analog double oscillator with integrated ring modulator based on the MC1496 chip which appears in many vintage synth designs from the 1970's. Cross modulation, linear FM, are all on board. A lot of VCO and a lot of knob on 42HP. Together with the Macbeth backend filter, the combination provides a full and high-quality complex voice.

Fully analog double oscillator with integrated ring modulator based on the MC1496 chip which appears in many vintage synth designs from the 1970's. Cross modulation, linear FM, are all on board. A lot of VCO and a lot of knob on 42HP. Together with the Macbeth backend filter, the combination provides a full and high-quality complex voice.

New features to the predecessor:

-transistor pairs are more closely matched in this version. This provides increased tuning stability and allows better tracking.

-Precise multi-turn potentiometers provide additional signal stability and simplify the calibration of the oscillators

-use of very high quality parts in the entire signal path. Significant improvement in the choice of capacitors.

-The output section of the oscillators has changed significantly and now each oscillator is joined by two sub-oscillator outputs. The change is as follows:
MKII: SAW / RECT / TRI / SINE and now also SUB-OCTAVE ONE / SUB-OCTAVE TWO (you can expect a massive sound here)

-The 10-turn potentiometers have been retained and make fine-tune controls obsolete

-The noise generator now contains a double potentiometer and a summing amplifier/mixer circuit for the white and pink output.

-The ring modulator remains the same and is based on the balanced modulator IC MC1496.
-In addition to the 16-pin Doepfer standard bus connector for the power supply, the rarely used CV bus is now also used

-The jack sockets have been revised. On the original X-Series, Ken Macbeth had used the same type of 'box jack' that many others use. Ken began to question the reliability of this type of plug - and now with the MK2 versions about to be launched, he felt it was important to upgrade the jacks to a higher quality type. As far as plugging is concerned, they will have a much longer life, which in turn will increase reliability".

The Klirrfaktor: Dystopia Sessions "Hammer and Dance" (modular patch)

Published on Apr 24, 2020 TheKlirrfaktor

"Next track. The atmo comes in real time from Gleetchlab. All the other sounds from the modular. Post production in Logic Pro.
It's really hard to get everything in tune. I calibrated all my VCOs and the two Renès. But the calibration of the A-156 (Quantizer) seems to be a pain in the ass and this guy is really detuned.
Also my VCOb and the Rubicon are very sensitive to my shaking mains voltage ...
However - i did my best :D"

Novation Live // SL MKIII -CALC- Live Stream

Published on Apr 24, 2020 NovationTV

"Join our Novation Product Specialist, Chris Calcutt (-CALC-) for a run through with SL MKIII and the new v1.3 firmware."

Mos-lab Studio Live Session One

Published on Apr 24, 2020 seb17320

"Welcome in Mos-lab studio museum !"

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer

Step by step, reggae groove construction with Tiptop FX modules

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Tiptop .Audio

"A dream for the days after the lockdown, back on the beach in Jamaica with a cold Corona headphones and the modular under the palm tree. But until then, let’s enjoy Tiptop’s own Piero Fragola jamming on the Tiptop Audio system. Featuring Zverb, EchoZ, Z5000, MIX7 and a lot of other modules in the mix."

OMNiSYN System 700 VCO/VCF/VCA Banks (Blocks 4&5)

Published on Apr 24, 2020 OMNiSYN

"Clones of the VCO/VCF/VCA Banks (Blocks 4&5), with 6x VCO, 6x LFO and 3x VCF 3x Dual EG, 3x VCA and 3x Dual Gate Delay. These blocks are powered from the Main Unit (Block 1)."

Additional posts.

“Ask Sequential” Episode 1: How is the Pandemic Affecting You?

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to our first 'Ask Sequential,' where some of the Sequential staff answer: 'How are you being affected by the pandemic?' Next installment, we’ll answer some of the many questions we’ve already started receiving from you, so watch this space!

And send your questions to:"

#Novation Summit Hybrid #Synthesizer | Sound Demo | PART 1

Published on Apr 24, 2020 SOULKEYS

"It's Friday again. Time for new #synthesizer video. The #novationsummit is so versatile and the sounds of this #novation #hyridsynth are so awesome, so I will post several parts in the next days. Have fun and a nice weekend."

Creating a super simple patch on a modular synthesizer - Synton Fenix

Published on Apr 24, 2020 David Morley

"Creating a super simple patch on a modular synthesizer
How to patch a modular synth. Demonstrated on the Synton Fenix Modular synthesizer. Not particularly exciting for experienced synthesists, or those with experience, but perhaps it shows the basics of how to create a simple classic synth sound on almost any modular synth. I hope you find it useful.

Edited by Amber Morley

At the end I go a bit of script :-)
Enjoy, like and share if you feel so inclined!
Stay well and stay safe."

Let's Play with Ting & Rozeta

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Tim Webb

"Klevgränd brings us a unique percussion instrument that lets you play with household items like a drum machine. I'm using Rozeta's many interesting sequencer plugins to make it all sound lively!

Ting on the App Store:
Rozeta on the App Store:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: Or you can support me on Timmeon if you don't like Patreon: (Patrons of these campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"


Published on Apr 24, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES



ACID TAPE provides you with thicc and crunchy analog Acid music, suitable for any situation in which you'd like to indulge in thicc and crunchy analog Acid music.

It is a danceable, high-octane rush of ten (11) vacuum tube burnt, DIY trash punk 303 filter knob twister sessions, spiced up with booming 606 kicks, distorted hi-hats and sprinkled with blood, sweat and tears, from when I accidentally cut myself with the kitchen knife, while cooking my favorite Halloumi Spaghetti recipe. It's basically just crisply pan-fried pieces of Halloumi cheese, green Bell Peppers, Almond stuffed Olives and Capers. Add Tomato sauce, some freshly ground Pepper and voilà! Quick and easy, but it tastes adultly delicious. Just like this ACID TAPE! But this one's for your ears, obviously. Enjoy these Acid Trax! #seopro

Created by The Tuesday Night Machines with two Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bots and a TT-606 Drum Drone.

On track #10 'Acid Eternal' an AE Modular Synthesizer makes an appearance too.

Track #11 'Monorail Timelapse' was created in Propellerheads ReBirth for iPad several years ago and has been remastered as a digital bonus track for this release.

All tracks performed live and recorded in one take.

Mastered in Steinberg Cubasis 2 in an iPad, with the help of Audio Damage AUv3 Plugins, an analog Klangbau Köln Vacuum Tube Amplifier, a Klangbau Köln Spring Reverb and authentic analog hiss from the TT-606."

Superbooth 20HE - Novations User Wavetable Editor For Peak and Summit

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"Novation's Chris Calcutt gives us a tour of the brand new Wavetable editor for Peak and Summit.
Its part of the Components software and allows creation and editing of user wavetables (up to 10 in memory) by drawing or loading your own samples.

Its a free download and requires a firmware update for the synth - Components can deal with that."

See this post for additional details and demos.

Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline Synth (with some Techno System)

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The Erica Synths DB-01 covers all of your bassline needs. It can do deep growling basses and squelching acid lines. The DB-01 uses a single oscillator with square, saw and triangle waveforms, but it has a unique bucket brigade based detune for producing moving two oscillator bass sounds. The filter is from Erica's Acidbox and is based on the Polivoks filter and has bandpass and lowpass modes. The DB-01 has an LFO, glide and distortion built in as well. The drums in this video come from the Erica Synths Techno System.

The DB-01 also has a powerful 64 step sequencer with an extra track for filter cutoff. There is also an arpeggiator and random pattern generator in the DB-01. There are lots of connection options with CV and gate inputs and outputs as well as midi.

DB-01 available here:"

73 75 Serge Experiments

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Todd Barton

"I've been experimenting with the 73-75 Serge from the Human Comparator and diggin' all the different places it can go and just the good old raw power of the sound/timbre.
For more:
For my Patreon:"

Once Again

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Time_Controlled_Organism

"Quick one showing what LifeFormModular is about mainly, but also filtering capabilities of the new Ripples filter
Also a glimpse at a future Time Diktat extension which I'm working on with Xor'ed and probabilistic outputs taken from the clock."


via this auction

Like something out of a bunker. You can find demos of one in the archives.

George Engineer Boutique Pure Analog Bass & Drums Synthesizer

video upload by TSL Studio Equipment

via this auction

"Analog Bass & Drums Synth by TSL Studio Equipment

I create unique studio devices for musicians who looking for the unique sound,Pure handmade devices with NOTHING made in China.

Boutique Pure Analog Synthesizer for Drums , percussion , Bass sounds
up to 288 sound combinations!

Handmade made in Greece
Everything is point to point on board with NOS High Quality Components

- Pich
- Resonance
- Harmonics
- Drive
- Master Vol

- 6 positions Massive tone selections
- 12 positions Tone color selections
- Drive on/off
- Harmonics on Main signal on / off

Working wit 9V dc or 12V dc power supply negative center tip

Has Internal Trigger and Jack for external Gate - Trigger"

George Engineer Boutique Handmade Analog 808 Bass Kick Synthesizer

via this auction

Demo here

"Analog Bass Kick 808
Handmade point to point on prototype PCB with Nos Components

I create unique studio devices for musicians who looking for the unique sound,Pure handmade devices with NOTHING made in China.

- Master Volume
- Accent
- Decay
- Tune Envelope
- Tone
- Tune Bass

Has Internal Trigger switch or jack for external trigger

Huge Bass kick sound with a lot of harmonics from NOS Components"

E-licktronic Yocto analog drum machine

via this auction

"Best clone of the Roland Tr-808 out there. V1 with a long decay kick mod on the bass drum, built by a pro builder I’m told, in excellent condition as I received it a mere 2 months ago. Comes with N American power supply. I believe it’s the latest firmware, no problems syncing with MIDI, Dyn Sync, cv, etc!"

Vintage Octave Plateau Voyetra 8

via this auction

"The Voyetra 8 is a Polyphonic 8 voice rack mountable synthesizer with 2 VCOs per voice. This unit has been refurbished by Jeff Blenkinsopp of The Analogue Lab, who was a part of the original design team on the Voyetra. The unit works perfectly, sounds great, and will include a 3 pin to 5 pin midi cable. REV 4 Green Boards inside.

Polyphony - 8 voice
Oscillators - 2 VCOs per voice (saw, sine, sqr, pw)
LFO - 2 LFOs
Filter - 24 dB/oct low pass resonant filter with ADSR
VCA - 2 ADSR envelope generators
Memory - 100 patches (Voices), 100 Steps"

Rare Vintage Roland RA-95 Real time Arranger

Published on Sep 12, 2010 Rui Magro

"Quick demo using midi files samples"

via this auction

#SUPERBOOTH20 Special Reserve Livestream 3

Published on Apr 24, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which Single Malt Synthesis and our friend DivKid welcome boutique manufactures from the world of synthesis to show their wares live on stream. It's like Superbooth, but no one has to wear hard pants. Join in the stream and ask your questions, we will try to answer as many as possible.

16:00 Meng Qi
16:30 Sound Force
17:00 DPW
17:30 Chair Audio
18:00 Befaco
18:30 Joranalogue
19:00 Retrokits
19:30 SonicLab
20:00 Threetommodular
20:30 ADDAC System
21:00 Single Malt Synthesis Hangout with special guests"

[tutorial] Waldorf Quantum 7: Resonator Oscillator

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

"The resonator type oscillator may does not seem to be revolutionary. But it is a nice tool for sound designers. It comes from physical modelling synthesis originally. You can create very interesting attack phases which are important for the overall characteristic of the patch.
In this video, you are going to see the parameters of this oscillator type."

All parts here.

ST Modular - Good & Evil modulating Pyxis, EFI and Honeyeater

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Stefan Tretau

Sequencer = Flitzem Deför
Mixing = PAE

Superbooth 20HE: Arturia Keystep Pro with Sébastien

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"One person we always enjoy catching up with at the tradeshows is Sebastien from Arturia. So we were happy when he agreed to talk to us from isolation and show off the Keystep Pro. We do actually have one in for review but Nick just hasn’t had the time to look at it yet considering everything that has been going on…

In this video Sebastien takes us through the Keystep Pro and gives a run down of one set up using the Micro Freak, Drum Brute Impact and a vast array of Eurorack modules. He starts by building up a beat in record mode then adding everything else in real time to build a composition in a couple of minutes."

Superbooth 20HE Expert Sleepers New Module

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

Super Disting EX Plus alpha.

The disting EX is a multifunction Eurorack module, building on the rich legacy of the previous disting incarnations, which can operate as two souped-up disting mk4s, or as a single powerful module in its own right.

Fully DC-coupled, all inputs and outputs can be CVs or audio, depending on the selected function. The functions on offer include audio processing (filters, delays etc.), CV processing and generation (quantizers, pattern generators etc.), oscillators (VCOs, LFOs etc.), and sample playback.

Brand new features for the disting EX include an eight voice polyphonic sample (WAV) player, a powerful stereo tape delay (based on our own Augustus Loop), and a dedicated WAV recorder mode.

When acting as two disting mk4s, the disting EX offers these advantages:
Higher sample rate (96kHz)
Much more RAM (so all delays, reverbs etc. can be much longer)
Lower latency when triggering samples (now 700µs)
And of course, an OLED display.

We are delighted to provide with the disting EX a 32GB MicroSD card pre-loaded with sample content from Spitfire Audio, Goldbaby and Adventure Kid.

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Expert Sleepers

Update: Expert Sleepers' videos added above.

Superbooth 20HE: Joranalogue - Synthesis Agnostic Eurorack Modules

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"Joranalogue started some years ago repairing vintage synthesizers, after some time they decided to start developing their own eurorack modules. They call their modules modern analogue, that are synthesis agnostic… Meaning they’re able to produce all sorts of different synthesis types without adhering to one form of synthesis or another.

In this video we took a look at the range of different modules they have on offer. If you’re into precision modules that give you everything they’ve got then Joranalogue is probably a manufacturer you should be getting to know."

Superbooth 20HE: Lab4Music Sipario EXP

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"We first caught wind of Lab4Music a number of years ago back at MusikMesse, they were then showing off the first version of the Sipario MIDI Router. At NAMM this year we saw the Sipario Expanded which builds on the original Sipario with updated hardware which gives you more MIDI Inputs and Outputs, a built in pitch wheel and USB host functionality.

Christian was on hand to show off the new Sipario Expanded. It should be available in summer 2020 and will be priced at around the €450."

Superbooth 20HE: Sixty Four Pixels Noodlebox - 4 Part Sequencer

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"Sixty Four Pixels have been making useful MIDI and CV gear for the last 8 years. Noodlebox is the culmination of the past 8 years and is designed to be a fun and easy to use multi-part sequencer. The idea for Noodlebox came about from experience playing with simple knob-based step sequencers such as the Korg SQ-1. When one sequencer is modulating another then things can start to get exciting and Noodlebox is designed with this sort of workflow in mind.

Noodlebox is currently on Indiegogo and has almost reached its goal. In fact by the time this video goes out we would hope that it has smashed it!

The sequencer is divided into 4 layers, each layer has their own respective CV and Gate output. Each layer can have its own step count, clock division and four pages of up to 32 steps per pattern. These can be chained to enable song structures and you can cue lists of pages to create automatic cycling and create new arrangements on the fly.

The CV outputs can be Chromatic or quantized to scales and can be V/Oct or Hz/V standard, they can also be used for modulation CV outputs. The gate outputs manually set or by Euclidean rhythms, probability, retriggering, accent, and microtiming can all be programmed per step.

In terms of MIDI Noodlbox can perform in many different ways too. Each of the four layers can output MIDI notes or controller change (CC) messages, on shared or different MIDI channels. MIDI notes from an external keyboard can also be recorded and quantized into the grid while the sequence plays. This means that Noodlebox can be used as a MIDI looper.

Watch the video for a full remote run down of features with designer Jason Hotchkiss."

Superbooth 20HE Non-Linear Labs C-15 New OS

Published on Apr 24, 2020 sonicstate

"New OS for the Non-Linear labs C15 instrument.
Now you can split and layer as well as several other new enhancements.
Mono Modes, extended Macros, more voices 24 up from 12."

Touellskouarn // SuperBooth20 Home Edition

Published on Apr 24, 2020 TouellSkouarn

"Many thanks to all Touellskouarn friends around the world for having created sounds, videos and pictures during the lockdown with Touellskouarn instruments…

Featuring : Julia Bondar, Marc Caro, The Dale Cooper Quartet, Alan Genre,François Joncour, Franck Kartell, Sacha Ketterlin, Marcin Łojek,René Margraff, Modgeist, Girts Ozolins, Hugo R.A. Paris,Matthias Puech, Émilie Tiersen, Yann Tiersen, Twisted Kala…"

In dreams they wake - Ensoniq Mirage

Published on Apr 23, 2020 MIDERA

"Sampled a single oscillator from Korg Gadget to come up with this. Just edited parameters as I went along.

Used Eventide Blackhole for some extra reverb"

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

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