MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 25, 2020

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Dust/Particle Noise-Crystalline Cave Drips.

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Robert Shipe

"MI Plaits, Vult DSP Resonant Comb Filter, Warps Delay, Erica 2 Stage Reverb. Clocked by two Wogglebugs. Modulated by Functions, o_C, and Rene."

Dawless Drum and Bass! (Mini-Set with Hardware Only!)

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


I'm mixing back and forth between *SIX* different drum and bass grooves in real time.
This is my first attempt at something like this.
I am not a DJ, so this was an extra challenge for me!

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

Tutorial video posted here.

Synthwave cover of Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby by Cigarettes After Sex

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Mattelica

"Live take of a synthwave cover of Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby on a Dave Smith Prophet Rev 2 + Elektron Machinedrum to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Roland System-1 Fantastic BASS + ARPs ACB Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Check out Rik’s sample packs: Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

"#rolandsystem1 #plugoutsynthesizer #rolandaira
Roland System-1 "Fantastic BASS + ARPs"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

My goodness this is a fantastic synthesizer!
So powerful for the price! Easy, fun synth for everyone!
4 voice limit doesn't hurt me, I am able to work with it!
It's keys are strange to use but work excellent! Tight SLIDERS!
I love that! Strong. Quality built! Now I gotta have a SYSTEM-8!
And what a light show! I love the GREEN LEDs & design!

Meteorite friends featured:
827 gram Moroccan Chondrite Meteorite
170 gram Sericho Pallasite Meteorite from Kenya!

All Music & Video (C)2020 Rik Marston / Marston Manor Productions
Recorded into the BOSS BR-600 with no extra FX!"

Sequential Pro 3 (Presets Part 3)

Published on Apr 25, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

"All preset sounds & sequencers from bank F7"

3rdStoreyChemist Sequential Pro 3 posts

Yamaha TX7 (DX7) - Brian Eno patch - Yamaha RX11, Novation BassStation II - Synth Jam

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Alfonse

"Ambient synth jam with Ed Bettella and the Yamaha TX7 (DX7 module), Yamaha RX11 drum machine, and the Novation BassStation II. Ed was playing the "Glide" patch from Brian Eno's custom DX7 bank. Recorded January 2020.

More of Ed Bettella's own music can be found at:

(C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse and Ed Bettella


Korg M1 - 50 Analog & Ambient Sounds by Chronos

Published on Apr 25, 2020 LFOstore

"#korg #m1 #patches


After successful Korg Wavestation series we've got in our hands one of the most iconic workstations of 90s - the M1

It sounds fantastic but many of the sounds was overused in years & we didnt find any modern recreations around the globe.

So we made a challenge to ourselfs - made analog style patches with modern vision & also re-create classic ambient sounds.

In this soundset you will find:

Prophet-5 leads, pads
Oberheim strings & pads
Pro One leads & basses
JX & Juno Series sounds
CS-80 pad & string

Various ambient pads, drones,swells - cosmic, organic, nature,water.
Various bells & plucks - classic, modern, unreal.

All the patches are handcrafted & reacts on MW & Aftertouch.

Using great internal fx & classic waves we just scratch the surface with first 50 patches from the series."

Honeysmack Live set @ Awesome Soundwave | Beatport Live

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Honeysmack


"All the money raised will go to the Crisis Kitchen Bali, to support those in need due to the current COVID-19 crisis, and also to our artists, to provide them with support during these challenging times in the music & events space.

Honeysmack direct from Australia as we go LIVE for Awesome Soundwave on Beatport Live.

Coming Up:

Saytek, The Oolluu, Hannes Bieger, Christopher Coe, Marc Romboy, Carl Cox

#Honeysmack #AwesomeSoundwave #Beatport"

WORNG Electronics Superbooth Home Edition 2020 - Parallax and Vertex

Published on Apr 24, 2020 WORNG Electronics

"Announcement and demos of the new WORNG Parallax stereo filter and Vertex stereo VCA
Jump to 4:45 to hear them in action, 6:20 for demos without talking"

"Parallax Stereo Low Pass Filter
Parallax is a stereo filter designed with a classic sound, a simple friendly interface, lots of modulation options and two flavours of output. Designed to bring your modular system into a stereo world, Parallax is a pair of filters for your left and right signals which are controlled with common stereo controls, as well as controls to skew the cutoff and resonance in the stereo field. Parallax is perfect for making synth patches from stereo sources, or for taking a mono signal and making it stereo.

A stereo signal (or mono to the left input) passes through filters based on the design of the classic Pro-One but with a number of tweaks to update the filter for modern use. in addition to the -24dB/oct outputs there are -12db/oct outputs added for a brighter, smoother sound in addition to the powerful sound four-pole sound you would expect. All outputs are available simultaneously, giving you more patching options."

"Vertex Stereo VCA
Vertex is a stereo VCA with some clever tricks up its sleeve to give you more control over the stereo domain. Vertex contains four analogue VCAs configured in such a way as to give you voltage control of the amplitude of a stereo signal (or make a mono signal stereo) as well as having control of the balance or panning of the signal.

Easily patch up a stereo signal path with a single envelope generator, skew your stereo image or pan a mono signal with CV. Vertex also takes advantage of the VCAs used to be able to saturate at unity gain without distorting your audio signal. This means that you can waveshape an AD envelope into an AHD using the Skew control to add punch to your patch, and use the Skew CV to dynamically alter the envelope timing to change the relative loudness between the Left and Right signals while still keeping the peak signal levels the same.

Vertex is also a great tool for controlling the dynamics of an XY signal for oscilloscope or vector laser patches."

The Ministry of Lost Souls (cover with piano and synth)

Published on Apr 25, 2020 GS Music

"Covering the intro of 'The Ministry of Lost Souls' by Dream Theater.

Combining a piano with the prototype of the new Apollo analog synthesizer. This synth has built in chorus and delay."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #87: Wersi DX 1000 - Song 1

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Wersi DX 1000. It's a 54-note polyphonic, 16-part multitimbral ROM-based sound module using the so called ASIC-Technology. It features 256 ROM sounds, 256 RAM sounds and 6 drum sets with overall 120 drum sounds. Somehow there is almost nothing known about this unit, expect the above features that I found here and there. There is neither an operation manual available nor any deeper description. Well, it has RAM sounds, which implies that one should be able to change sounds, but so far I couldn't discover yet how because the setup knob guides just to some cryptic performance related settings. I guess the unit is from the early 90s and for that age it sounds to me surprisingly good.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
DX 1000 - Alesis Philtre - 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 PCfor 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."

Superbooth 20HE: Polyend Tracker With The Designers

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Polyend made a splash with Tracker a few weeks back, we have seen it all over the internet but haven’t actually spoken to the Polyend guys about the development of the unit. We were keen to get Piotr on the end of a skype call to discuss the instrument.

Piotr gave us a walkthrough of a demo that was prepared ahead of time to demonstrate some of the capabilities of Tracker. Tracker is an 8 track sequencer, sampler and synthesizer. Originally trackers were the love child of early software samplers. As they were dealing with such small memory they used lots of sequencing tricks to get around the lack of memory."

Stand-alone S3rquencer running in Organelle.

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Servando Barreiro

"S3rquencer was a software I did with puredata some years ago now I got an organelle synth that runs puredata patches and I'm enjoying having the power of a computer in something that feels more like hardware.

This is an early version so it's not finished yet or free from bugs but I already can Jam with it and have some fun."

Access Virus TI 61 Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Quasimidi Quasar Rack Mount Synth Fully Expanded Hardcore and T.R.E. Rom Cards SN 801 - 14985

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2016.

"Very nice condition Quasimidi Quasar with both the Hardcore and T.R.E. expansion modules installed.These aftermarket modules are rare and often fetch higher prices individually than the synth alone.

The Quasar from Quasimidi is a rack-mounted digital synthesiser module which was released in 1993. A synth that was satisfying to the Techno crowds of the day and also General MIDI friendly.

The presets and drum sounds eschewed the typical General Midi specification, which was in vogue at the time, in favour of electronic and trance techno styles. The Quasar included an arpeggiator, which was an unusual feature in 1993.

Largely a sample based machine with limited editing capabilities but enough to play with among it's 1,000 samples available for tweaking.

The synthesizer also features a robust set of effects from Chorus, vibrator to delays, reverbs, and vocoder effects."

Roland Reon Driftbox R 2 Osc Analog Synth Aira (Roland) Style

via this auction

"The Roland DriftBox-R Limited is an updated version of the original Reon DriftBox, with AIRA green styling:

Originally commissioned by Roland to demonstrate the the SBX-1 sync box, the DriftBox-R Limited features two oscillators, filter, and envelope generator.

Control is via five CV/gate connections, letting you integrate the synth with other analog gear.


Updated version of the original Reon DriftBox
A wide range of functions in a small desktop box
Two VCOs, a great-sounding filter, and an envelope generator
CV/gate I/O for semi-modular flexibility
Use it alone, triggering its envelope with the onboard momentary button
Combine it with other hardware for endless possibilities"

Oberheim Two Voice Pro SN 0131

via this auction

Multivox MX-202 SN 230273

via this auction

"String and Brass synth. Dead copy of the Roland RS-202 only real difference being C to C instead of F to F. Sounds wonderful and lush. Completely recapped and everything works. Best example I’ve ever seen."

System 80 Minisystem 880 analog eurorack 808 clone in case

via this auction

"Great condition and sounds surprisingly massive. The kick definitely has some good sub to it and the sequencer has some neat tricks. Comes in a 4ms powered slim eurorack case, a nice portable alternative to the giant behringer 808. PS, those q tips are from cleaning tape heads, not my ears."

Korg Lambda ES-50 SN 234136

via this auction, also on Reverb

Superbooth 20HE: Roland MC707 OS Update and Roland Cloud Academy

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"The Roland MC707 has been out for several months now and as such it has had an OS update we spoke to Peter Brown about the updates to the MC707 and also about the new Roland Cloud Academy which is an excellent resource for learning about all Roland products with Product Specialists.

The Roland MC707 newest firmware update has added such thing as; Clip Chaining, audio mixer mode, gui improvements such as step lfo editor and much more."

Superbooth 20HE: Isotonik Studios - Hybrid DJ Setup Using Live And Serato

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Isotonik Studios for those of you who don’t know make useful tools and Scripts for Ableton Live, MaxForLive Devices and an array of MIDI controllers. In this video we spoke to Darren at Isotonik studios who has been creating a hybrid DJ/live set up for streaming to his friends over the weekend.

We took a look at Cross Fire Euclidean Mode which is a MaxForLive device that originally used the Fire Akai controller, however which some nifty scripts from Isotonik you are able to use this device with both Ableton’s Push and Akai’s Force controllers.

Darren also walked us through the rest of his hybrid DJ set up which showcases a number of different Isotonik Ableton Live Tools."

Shook - Milestones Live Jam - Better Call Saul S01E01 - Spectrum LP

Published on Apr 25, 2020 shookmusic

RC Faire un rythme simple

Published on Apr 25, 2020 PortamentoFr

Comment faire un rythme simplement et rapidement.

Interesting side note: it used to be RYTHM COMPOSER. Now it's RHYTHM COMPOSER. :)


RC Exemple rythmes

Published on Apr 25, 2020

"Les rythmes de base du Rhythm Composer d' joués les uns après les autres à titre d'exemples."

ST Modular - PHOEBE (AFL Mixer)

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Stefan Tretau

Super Warm FM Sounds on the Yamaha Montage

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"I perform an ambient improvisation using only FM sounds which I have programmed from scratch.
Many people are intimidated by the idea of programming FM but on the Montage it is quite easy. Hear the beauty of the Montage FM sound engine with these warm sounds I have created!"

Superbooth 20HE: UDO Audio Remote Workshop Tour

Premieres Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"UDO Super 6 is coming near to its release date; we were happy to hook up with designer George Hearn remotely as part of our Superbooth Home Edition coverage. As UDO are obviously still stuck back in the UK as well they were kind enough to give us a remote walkthrough or their offices and workshop.

The Super 6 is almost shipping now, so we’re excited to see them start going out into the wild. If you’re interested in getting hold of one then you can still pre order them!"

Superbooth 20HE: Bitwig Studio 3.2 Beta

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Dave at Bitwig who was on hand to take us through the latest features to be added in Bitwig Studio 3.2 Beta.

Firstly that interface colours and GUI interaction is now colour coded for different parts of the frequency spectrum; red being for low end information and blues for highs etc...

Bitwig 3.2 Beta also adds a new saturation device which gives you dynamic control of the inner workings of the saturator and how it colours the sound. We also took a look at some of the new features that have been added to MIDI note manipulation devices such as the Arpeggiator."

Superbooth 20HE: Empress Effects EuroBuro - Modular Within Your Modular!

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"When we first saw the Empress FX Zoia at NAMM a couple of years ago we were very impressed by the complexity and wildness of something so open ended. Euro Buro is a eurorack conversion of the original Zoia. It adds a number of different features including 4 cv inputs and 4 cv outs.

Within the module itself is 80 different sub modules that can be combined to create your own unique functions, fx, utilities and much more.

In this demo we take a look at building an LFO CV mixer and a stereo panner and also adding some reverb. Nick also asks some pertinent questions about DSP usage…."

Empress Effects EuroBuro

Superbooth 20HE: Tiptop Audio - Z5000, ZVERB and ECHOZ

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"At Superbooth this year Tiptop Audio would have been presenting their latest line of effects modules. Z5000 Multi-Effects, ZVerb and EchoZ. All of these modules are 8HP in size and offer a mono input to stereo output. Each module also contains 24 different effects algorithms that cover a range of different effects. We missed them last year at Superbooth so we are happy to showcase them here in our SB at home edition…

Z5000 - The original Z5000 was released all the way back in 2008, oh how things have changed in the last 12 years… Eurorack is currently awash with different effects module, but with Tiptop Audio’s heritage developing algorithms for their ZDSP platform the new Z5000 has some good legs to stand on; giving you a bunch of TTA’s favourite reverbs, delays, modulation, harmonization and pitch modulated effects.

ZVERB - is a collection of all new algorithms developed by Tiptop, these range from typical reverbs to more complex effects combining delay and pitch shifting too. All the effects are grouped by decades, so if you’re into gated reverbs you’ll find them in the 80s bank…

ECHOZ - covers a whole range of different delay effects, from dirty tape saturated delays to pristine digital delays and modulated delay madness….

All of the effects have CV control over 3 of the parameters."

Superbooth 20HE: Patching Panda - Moon Phase and Ephemere

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Patching Panda were kind enough to hook up with Nick over the interwebs to show off their new stereo multimode filter Moon Phase. With 8 different combinations of filter types you can use the filter to enhance the stereo width of your modular patches.

As well as the Moon Phase We also got a look at their new dual channel CV looper Ephemere. This is a high resolution recording interface for your CV signals. You can record up to 4 seconds of CV and then loop this back, change the playback speed and scan through the recorded CV. When nothing is patched to the input the you can use the input knob as an offset/cv generator and record pot movements into the module."

Superbooth 20HE: This Is Not Rocket Science Fenix 4

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"We first took a look at the This is Not Rocket Science Fenix 4 at Superbooth last year. The Fenix 4 is a development of the original Fenix synthesizer made by the employees of Synton, a Dutch synthesizer manufacturer that went out of business in the early 80s. After crossing paths with some of the original designers and getting hold of the design files for the Fenix 1 and 2, This is Not Rocket Science decided to take on the mantle of developing the Fenix 4!

The Fenix is a bit of a swiss army of modular techniques, if you want a taste of what the original can sound like then go check out Aphex Twin’s classic Fenix Funk 5….

More information of the Fenix 4 at This is Not Rocket Science."

Superbooth 20HE: Elektron Overbridge 2.0 With Cenk

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"No show would be complete without talking to Cenk at Elektron, and as Elektron have just announced Overbridge 2.0 we thought it would be only right and proper to get a full run down of Overbridge with Cenk.

Overbridge is a very ambitious endeavour from Elektron. It gives you the full screen editing ability of a plugin for all the compatible Elektron devices but it also aggregates all the audio i/o of each device as well.

In this video Cenk had the Digitakt, Digitone and Analog Heat all set up to demonstrate the capabilities of Overbridge."

Superbooth 20HE: Verbos Electronics Shows off Their Latest Modules

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"With Mark Verbos just about to have a child, Verbos Electronics still found the time to hook up with us and show off 3 modules for Superbooth Home Edition. Owing to the system we set up with Mark to shoot this piece, Nick had a quick chat with him and then Mark showed off the modules.

The three modules we took a look at were the updated Amp & Tone, Foundation oscillator and a fixed filter bank and noise generator. Amp & Tone is an updated Filter and VCA design. Foundation Oscillator takes its cues from some of their larger VCO modules and packs it into a smaller footprint and the Noise & Filter is a simple 4 stage fixed filter bank and noise generator.

If you’re interested in picking up some of Verbos Electronics modules then visit their site to find out some more information."

Superbooth 20HE: Erica Synths Fusion System 2

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Erica Synths are well known for their Fusion modules which give you vacuum tube designs in the Eurorack world. The Erica Synths Fusion System 2 is a full vacuum tube eurorack system that has been redesigned from the ground up.

The Fusion System 2 is a 104HP Eurorack system that encompases three new Fusion series modules – Fusion VCF3, Fusion Modulator (already available) and Fusion VCA/Waveshaper/Ringmodulator (available from June 5th). With an all analogue CV path and 63 patch points the system gives you everything you need to start designing your own sounds.

We spoke to Girts to get an idea of the system but also some wider questions about how Erica Synths are able to release and manufacture so many different instruments!"

Superbooth 20HE: Bastl Instruments MIDI Looper and Stereo Filter Prototype

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"Bastl Instruments are always working hard to bring something new to their booths at trade shows. However obviously this year we weren’t able to visit their booth so we caught up with them in a virtual booth to check out two new products, the tiny little MIDI Looper and a new stereo filter module.

The MIDI Looper has 3 channels A, B and C that can take MIDI information in and loop this, this can be note data, and also CCs etc. Notes can be quantized, manipulated to be played back slower, or quicker using an in built time-stretch function. You can also transpose entire loops and use an analog clock to sync the MIDI Looper to your eurorack system. Although the system is not meant to be a sequencer you can store some loops on the device itself.

We also took a look at a new prototype stereo filter module built in close collaboration with Casper electronics."

Superbooth 20HE: Retrokits RK006 - A Tiny Little MIDI Hub!

Published on Apr 25, 2020 sonicstate

"The Retrokits RK006 is a tiny little multi functional MIDI interface. It has USB, 2x MIDI inputs and 10x MIDI Outputs. However as all the MIDI Outputs are on 3.5mm jacks these can also perform as analog trigger/gate/clock or they can do DIN Sync/Sync 24.

The RK-006 is about 7x5x1cm in size (3x2x0.4″) which is very small indeed. You can order it with either just a USB dongle option or with all the MIDI cables to make full use of the MIDI i/o straight away. You can use it as a MIDI Merge and THRU box, per port MIDI filtering and multiclock processing, a USB host: HUB support, SMF playback and a USB device with Individually addressable OUT & IN ports. The small size however does mean that all your 5 pin MIDI DIN cables will need 3.5mm adapters…"

See previous posts here for more.

Assembling BYTE 16hp drum sequencer

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Ghost In Translation

No audio demo in this one, just the build video. This is the first post to feature BYTE.

"This is my 2nd iteration of BYTE.

Front panel made of PCB, 16hp, 9 leds, 8 pushbuttons, 4 rotary encoders. The brain is a Teensy (4.0 / 3.2).

It follows the Eurorack physical format, this is 3U and 16HP. But it is powered by USB/5V.

No patch cable, it communicates with other modules via MIDI over a jack in the back."

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