MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 15, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Patch of the Week 58: Minimal jam setup - feat. volca modular + NTS-1 + volca sample

Published on May 15, 2020 Korg

"Using volca modular to create analog bass that cuts through in a mix and NTS-1 for it's pristine stereo effects, we create a simple minimal jam setup with the volca sample providing percussion samples."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Dreadbox Hysteria VCO - sweeping thru the waveforms

Published on May 15, 2020 BBoy Tech Report

Roland System-8 Synthesizer Voodoo Jupiter-8 ACB AIRA Rik Marston

Published on May 15, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

"#rolandsystem1 #rolandaira #rolandjp08
Roland System-8 "Synthesizer Voodoo"
Synthesizer Demo & Spells by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland System-8 has arrived!
This video is a bit of fun, calling out to the universe!
It listened! Thank you to all of the Roland fans
& users, you really made me G.A.S. for it!
(Especially Pure Ambient Drone, Mr. TUNA))
I am a Roland Jupiter-8 widower... now I have her back!
Plus the Juno-106, JX-3P & System-8 inside!
This videos is just the first of many System-8 demos!

Meteorite friends featured:
-Too many to list!

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

Meander & Chill // A Flame Mäander 2.0 Filterbank Synth Jam #TTNM

Published on May 15, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"A calm and airy music jam with Flame’s wavetable and filterbank groovebox!


In this Video I’m switching between four MIDI loops (bars) and the arpeggiator. There’s also a bunch of transposing going on. Of course the twelve filter bands are being sequenced as well for rhythmic filter effects. The ten bands above the bass frequencies are divided equally between the left and right audio output channels by the way, giving the sound a nicely stereophonic quality.

Again, the only thing that was added to the one take recording of the dry Mäander was a little bit of reverb."


"Ask Sequential" Episode 2: How Do You Design Your Synths & Their UI?

Published on May 15, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to Episode #4 of 'Ask Sequential,' where we answer the question: 'How do you design your synths and their UI?' Send your questions to and we’ll consider your submission for an answer!"

Additional "Ask Sequential” Episodes here

Unsung heroes - Tiptop Trigger Riot

Published on May 15, 2020 Signal Sounds

"The focus in this patch is on one of the modules I’ve had in my rack for a long time, the TipTop Audio Trigger Riot. Similar to their Z8000 it’s a matrix of sequencers. It generates 8 interrelated clocks/triggers/gates to drive all of the rhythmic elements of your modular synthesiser.

Here we’ve routed 4 triangle waves from the Snazzy FX Dronebank into the Future Sound Systems VAC1 and the Trigger Riot opens those channels with 4 gate patterns. It’s also providing the trigger sources for the kick drum generated by the Future Sound Systems Recombination Engine and the other voice from the Instruo Cs-L. The output is routed via the mixing desk with an auxiliary send and return from the Echofix EF-X2 tape delay.

Launched a little later than the Z8000 the Trigger Riot seemed, at the time, to be a natural companion to the matrix sequencer. Again, it's a matrix of 8 different sequencers but it outputs clock/gate/trigger patterns rather than variable CV sequences. The most interesting thing I've found with it on my rack for years now is how effortless it is to create seemingly complex rhythmic sequences. The Trigger Riot lets you write patterns over the top of patterns that interweave to give you a wonderfully intricate web of rhythms that all work together with one another. I've often looked at other trigger sequencers to see if I can replicate what Trigger Riot does in a smaller form factor but I've never found anything that could replace it. For me it is, without doubt, one of eurorack's unsung heroes."

Laura Palmer's Theme, by Angelo Badalamenti (From the Twin Peaks Soundtrack)

Published on May 15, 2020 Mattelica

"Live take of Laura Palmer's Theme by Angelo Badalamenti with an Emu Proformance 1+ Grand Piano Module and the Prophet Rev 2 on pads to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Modal Sculpt - "Nova" 33 presets

Published on May 15, 2020 LFOstore

"Buy: presents a series of banks for Modal Electronics synthesizers.

The series will cover such synthesizers: Argon8, Sculpt, CRAFTsynth 2.0.

The bank is dedicated to the Sculpt synthesizer

The bank features massive basses, punch leads, plucks, flowing drones

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Visiones - Versiones & Remixes by Par

New release from supporting member, Nacho Adda aka Par.

released May 15, 2020

Little deFormer 3: Bus System Tutorial #TTNM

Published on May 15, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"I was asked to explain the audio bus system in Gotharman's LD3 granular sampling groovebox, so here is a video tutorial! TIMECODES BELOW =)


1:33 Bus Out menu
2:48 Assigning a Part to a Bus
3:28 Stereo panning
5:39 Bus Follower application with side-chaining example
8:01 Bus Follower Gain menu
8:53 Bus Levels menu
9:19 Bus Envelope menu
10:16 Routing audio inputs to a Bus
10:34 Insert Effect setup
13:40 Analog Filterboard Bus setup

A EP with music made with the Little deFormer 3 by MESKA:

Gotharman's Litte deFormer 3 Manual:"

THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES Little deFormer 3 posts

Flame Mäander 2.0 - Wavetable Synth Lullaby Jam #TTNM

Published on May 15, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Here's a first mellow jam with the new Flame Mäander 2.0 firmware. MORE INFO BELOW :)


The Flame Mäander is a 4-voice paraphonic wavetable & FM synthesizer with an analog resonant filterbank. It features a live performance friendly step sequencer and arpeggiator and it even lets you sequence the individual filter bands, as well as an additional noise oscillator for percussion sounds. Of course you can upload your own oscillator wavetables too and play and control it extensively via MIDI.

In this jam session I'm using one of the new 2.0 wavetables as well as the new detune feature and pitch quantizer (so good for stand-alone live use!!!). All sounds directly from the Mäander, recorded in one take, with just a little bit of reverb added in postproduction."

Zirafkend Pythagorian

Published on May 15, 2020 Ebotronix

Zirafkend Pythagorean by Ornament and Crime,
8 notes
notes (in cents): 0, 203.9, 293.8, 497.7,702.3, 792.2, 906.2, 1110.2
selected by 12 notes Pythagorean OC scale
Westlicht Performer (Drum Sequencer )
Ribbon upper #1&2 to Doepfer A 111-4,A 105-4,Veils, Optomix
Ribbon lower #1 Pro 1,Braids
Ribbon lower #2 to Cyclonix,XAOC Odessa,NW1,Z3000
bass by STO to E 440 Filter
chords by ARC Serge TKB to Ornament and Crime to
4x μBraids, Flame Curves
- ~ +

Eurorack EMS Synthi - Experimental Sketch # 1

Published on May 15, 2020 Luc Debeck

"This complex patch with Eurorack EMS Synthi is pure experimental and no external effects is used. The effects are coming from the Doepfer A187-1 VCDSP. Feedback en Timing are modulated by different LFO's. A Complex Envelope generator is used, quad LFO's, random, 12 stage Vactrol Phaser, and many more modules to generate those sounds."

[tutorial] Waldorf Quantum 13: Komplex Modulator

Published on May 15, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

"Part 13: The Komplex Modulator is a multi-stage modulation source which can be used as a LFO or envelope. You can switch smoothly between two curves with up to 32 value points. Plus, you can use effects like some kind of PWM and random swing to get a more natural result."

All parts here

Torso Electronics T 1 feature overview

Published on May 15, 2020 torso electronics

"T-1 is an expressive algorithmic MIDI sequencer that challenges traditional step sequencing, applying a more fluent way of creating musical structures.

By using a set of parameter driven algorithms with musical constraints, T-1 allows for dynamic hands-on control on every aspect of the composition, and lets you dive deep in musical exploration.

Out on Kickstarter soon"

See the Torso label below for additional posts.

Studio Electronics Omega 8 Rack Analog Synthesizer SN 1226

via this auction

"An Omega 8 that contains a special configuration of 5 voices that utilize an Oberheim style filter and a Moog style filter as standard.It also has 2 Arp 2600 filters and 2 Yamaha CS-80 style filters available to the 5 voices as well.There is a small toggle switch above the VCA Attack knob that engages a faster snappier Minimoog style VCA.This machine can also be upgraded to a full 8 voice and more filters added to completely max it out.Additional filters available are the Roland 303 and Jupiter/Juno styles."

Novation Bass Station SN 0001844

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog Plus SN 1438X

via this auction


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