MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

DEEP SONIC Sample Packs

These are available at

"The RX5 is one of the most underrated drum machines of the 80’s. So why not give it the sample pack it deserves! All the 24 internal 12-bit drum voices where sampled from this 80’s flagship drum machine, along with the 28 samples from the included ROM Waveform Cartridge.

All included sounds were sampled threw a UA 4-710d at 24-bit. No reverb, no tape coloration, no delay, just pure RX5 goodness for you to use in your tracks as you see fit!

What You Get:

All 52 24-Bit WAV files for use in any compatible sampler.

1 XPN file containing 1 Drum Kit for easy drag and drop installation into the MPC platform."

"Enjoy the crispy samples of the TR-505! A lo-fi drum machine from the 80's containing 16 8-bit samples from the TR-909 and a few unique samples added in. I sampled the 505 threw a UA 4-710d at 24-bit and set it to the transistor side for a little extra sizzle!

What You Get:

All 16 24-Bit WAV files for use in any compatible sampler.

1 XPN file containing 1 Drum Kit for easy drag and drop installation into the MPC platform."

"The Dr Rhythm 660 is a garage classic. Housed in that little black box are drum kits from the likes of the TR-808, TR-909, and an R8. All with the classic early 90’s PCM sample sound that has been used on a ton drum and bass tracks from that era.

All the samples where sampled threw a UA 4-710d at 24-bit. No reverb, no tape effect, no delay, just straight up DR-660 for you to use in your tracks as you see fit!

What You Get:

All 64 24-Bit WAV files for use in any compatible sampler.

1 XPN file containing all 4 Programs and their samples for easy drag and drop installation into the MPC platform.

808 Kit

909 Kit

Power 1 (Reminiscent of the R8)

Cheap Drums (A mixture of CR-78-like drums and a DR-55)"

Oscillator prototyping of a new hybrid synthesizer

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Eternal Engine EMI

Nixie Tubes!

See the Eternal Engine EMI label below for previous posts featuring them.

Live Long & $$$ (Korg Electribe 2)

Published on Jun 3, 2020 shoontz

"Beam me up Neelix! Mr. Worf, launch all photon tornadoes at the Borg dodecahedron! Number One, pass the Kelpien ganglia! God damn, I love Star Truck."

This one is in via shoontz.

Electro Harmonix Super Space Drum

via this auction

You can find an old demo of one here.

MARF Krell

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Todd Barton

"Just watching the instruments do its thing and trying to predict or guess the next sonic event or flurry. . ."

Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

"The machine functions flawlessly as does the keybed and vector stick. The screen isn't the brightest when the room is fully lit and there are a few dings, but these issues are minimal and do little to detract considering the rarity of this unit. Comes with everything original. Manual is in excellent shape. Stickers!"

CRUMAR BIT-99 Vintage CEM Synthesizer + Original Preset Tape, Schematics and Manual

via this auction

"Crumar Bit-99 in superb, mint conditions. Comes with the original Preset Tape Cassette, Schematics and Manual (Italian). Always handled with love and care this unit has been recently serviced: the battery has been replaced and the factory presets loaded via tape. This beauty looks great and works like a charm.

The Crumar Bit 99 is a spectacular polyphonic analog synthesizer made in Italy in 1985. Originally designed to compete against the Polysix and Juno 106, this compact black tank went further by implementing a dual-osc voice structure, more similar to that of the OB-8 and Prophet 5. The 2 DCOs, 6 CEM filters, 6 VCAs, 2 LFOs each per voice and a powerful Unison make the Bit-99 a very warm and flexible synthesizer.

The Bit-99 has its own very distinctive, solid and bright sound. Exceptionally bright compared to most analog instruments. This total black beauty can surprisingly generate DX-style electric pianos and harps, woody and dissonant percussive sounds, brilliant string ensembles, punchy basses and brasses, funky leads and organs and a wide array of classic synth sounds.

The Bit-99 is also very easy to use. The printing on the front panel reminds you the various settings for sound editing. Just type the parameter number to change and change it's value using the + and - buttons.

Key Features :

6 CEM 3328 VCF
Velocity sensitive keyboard with keyboard sensitivity pot
Full access to all the parameters via MIDI Sysex
99 memory locations
Normal Mode: 6 voice polyphony
Double/Split Mode: 3 voice polyphony for each sound
2 DCO (TRI - SAW - PW - Noise)
VCF : Cutoff, Resonance, Tracking, Invert , ADSR
2 Assignable LFO (VCA - VCF - DCO 1/2)
1 VCA ADSR with Dynamic Attack and Amount"

Eurorack Panel Lights

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"So say you want to get the knobs a wiggle at night, but its dark and you don’t want to turn on the lights in the room? Will how about this? Just enough light to see what your doing. So lets build it."

8 lfos from divkid's ochd panning 8 voices on the wmd performance mixer

Published on Jun 3, 2020 brandon logic

Madrona Labs Giving 100% to the Black Youth Project

via Madrona Labs

'Hello, friends.

It's tough times. We hope you and your families are in good health. We know you know what's going on, and you have probably heard a lot of takes on it from a lot of companies so we're going to keep this to the point.

Just over a week ago, Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, the latest in a long history of unjust Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Since then, the outcry has been ringing out in protests all across our country. The violent suppression of these protests by police has resulted in more injuries and deaths. We stand in solidarity with the protesters and with the Black community.

How can a music software company contribute positively and constructively in this moment? For us, the answer is: by sending funds to those doing front line work. We're writing to ask for your support.

The Black Youth Project is an organization that both provides emergency funds to Black community members in need, and invests long-term in the future of Black leadership. They have chapters in many U.S. cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, DC and Detroit. From their website: "Our work is generally centered on ending systems of anti-Blackness and emphasizing the urgency of protecting folks living on the margins of the margins, including women, girls, femmes, and the gamut of LGBTQ folk." To find out more, please visit

From now until the end of Friday, June 5 (Pacific Time) we'll be donating 100% of our sales to BYP100. As a family business, our pockets are not deep enough for an impressive direct donation right now, but this way we can leverage the software we've made to direct some funds where they are sorely needed. We hope you'll help.

We and some folks we know have been contributing individually to community bail funds around the country and that is another way to help right now. If you are interested in contributing to these efforts, here’s a link to donate to many community bail funds at one time:

There will be a time soon to get back to music, which is more important to us than ever as a force for change, as meaning and community and connection. But this week is not that time. If it were not for the inspiration of great Black music, Madrona Labs would not exist. We owe the Black community our help.

with all best wishes,
Randy Jones
Madrona Labs"


Note the image above is from Madrona Labs Kaivo page. I thought it was representative of the current state of society. We can make it out, but it is broken, and it cannot be whole until we make it whole again.

AFRORACK Chicago GoFundMe

Spotted this fundraiser on Noise Engineering's Twitter, @noiseeng.

First a quick clarification, there are two references to Afrorack on the site, one is a Chicago music education institution, which this post refers to, and another is the DIY maker Afrorack in Africa. A quick search on Afrorack will bring up posts for both.

That said, AFRORACK Chicago has a GoFundMe page up to help them running during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click through for additional details.

"We don’t know how long we’ll be in this state of emergency. Keeping the lights on at AFRORACK is costly, and with all classes canceled during the COVID-19 lockdown, our organization is struggling to stay afloat. No classes means, no income. I Don’t have the funds to keep this going on by myself anymore.

AFRORACK is the Chicago music education institution, a central hub of the city's youth modular synthesis education that's been serving the black and brown community since 2016. It's both a vital source of audio-focused STEM education in Chicago and an opportunity to inspire children of color. I’ve been keeping this afloat alone from its beginning, but Now AFRORACK needs your help.

In these challenging times, we need to band together with our friends and family. Together, we can help ensure AFRORACK stays active in Chicago so many more generations can benefit from its important mission for community and wellness."

5 Ambient Patchlets with the Basimilus Iteritas Alter

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

I also created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -

Here are some patch notes:
Patch 1 - 00:00
- I'm triggering the Basimilus with the pulse output of the 1U Noise Tools module, and I'm increasing the rate until I get a constant tone.
- I'm sending THIS to Microcell in Granular mode with lots of reverb.
- In VCV Rack I have the Black Octasource from Erica Synths modulating the harmonics, decay time, and morph of the Basimilus.

Patch 2 - 02:07
- I'm sequencing the Basimilus from VCV Rack with a random sequence.
- I'm multing the Basimilus once into the Mimeophon, and once into Microcell in the Oliverb mode.
- The Rate of the Mimeophon is being modulated twice, once with S&H, and once through the micro input with an LFO.
- I've also recorded the Basimilus into the Morphagene a bit, and I'm playing the sample an octave lower and in revers.

Patch 3 - 03:12
- I'm sequencing the Basimilus with Marbles in VCV Rack.
- It's then going into Magneto in shift mode so it creates those additional notes.
- It then goes into the Microcell for some extra reverb, and from there to Freak with a distortion model.
- I'm also modulating the morph control of the Basimilus with S&H, as well as the reverse function on Magneto.

Patch 4 - 05:04
- I'm sending an arpeggio from VCV Rack to sequence the Basimilus, and it's going through LedRover.
- The signal is being multed into 3 different destinations: Once into the Microcell for some reverb, once into Freak with a HP filter and from there to the Mimeophpon, and once into Arbhar, which continuously records the signal and processes it.

Patch 5 - 07:11
- I'm using a burst generator in VCV Rack to sequence the Basimilus.
- I recorded it onto Arbhar, and I have its built-in reverb on wet to it creates this nice pad.
- I also recorded a short sequence onto Magneto, and I'm playing it one octave lower. I'm also triggering its revers function randomly from VCV Rack.
- I'm also modulating the harmonic, fold, and morph functions of the Basimilus with an LFO in VCV Rack, built after Ochd from DivKid and Instruo.
- The Basimilus is then going through the Mimeophon for delay and Microcell for extra reverb.

I'm using DistroKid to distribute my music to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and more. By signing up through this link you will get 7% off and will support this channel :) -

Here's my latest release on Spotify, iTunes, and more -
Also on Bandcamp -"

Metroid Music - Surface Of SR388 (Synth Cover, Return Of Samus)

Published on Jun 3, 2020 GLASYS

"Metroid 2 on Gameboy is the first game in the series I ever played. I'll never forget that feeling of being all alone on a creepy alien planet and being in awe of the size of the world and amount of exploration.
This tune is the first you hear when you start the game on the surface of planet SR388 - the soundtrack gets a lot weirder and creepier as you descend into the depths of the world."

AFX Aphex Tutorial - Bodmin 3 Sounds

Published May 27, 2020 Digiphex Electronics

Featuring TAL Bassline 101 for the SH-1-1, D16 Phocyon covering the TB-303, and TAL V2 U-NO-LX for the Juno-60.

And the completed cover:

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & EHX Big Muff

Published on Jun 3, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

SoundsDivine 'Directors Cut' - U-he Diva Soundset

Published on Jun 3, 2020 SoundsDivine111

"This is a demo of the presets from the 'Director's Cut' soundset for U-he Diva.
For more information, please follow the link below:

00:00 Intro
00:10 Blade Runner
01:07 Lyrical Longing
02:08 Orion's Belt
02:51 77th Parallel
04:01 Feedback Effect
04:42 Faithful Devotion
05:31 Aquarian Drift
06:23 Angel Eyes

#u-he #diva #presets"

Roland V-Synth Evoking The Spirit Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandvsynth #rolandvariphrase #supersaw
Roland V-Synth "Evoking The Spirit"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston


via this auction

Hikari Instruments Monos Noise Filter Drone Synthesizer

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

Doepfer MS-404 Analog Synthesizer Rack Module

via this auction

YAMAHA CS01 Black Mobile Analog Synthesizer SN 24248

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Mutable Instruments Ripples (NEW! 2020 version) // Multimode Eurorack Filter Demo & Patch Ideas!

Published on Jun 3, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the new 2020 updated version of Ripples from Mutable Instruments. It’s an 8HP multimode filter module with low pass, band pass and high pass outputs. The LP and BP outputs have switchable 2 or 4 pole responses, the low pass has an additional VCA level control (great for AM synthesis, or general enveloped level control). There’s also now two inputs (rather than one), one of which has a saturation circuit for overdriving sounds into the filter or for bringing up the levels of external gear. The circuit is resonance compensated giving a generally “classic Japanese” flavour. As always I try to make module demos synthesis tutorials, full of patch ideas and packed with sound design tips and tricks. So I hope you can try and apply these patches in your own systems as well as get a good luck at Ripples."

Sleepytime Synths June 03rd (Elektron Digitone)

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Oscillator Sink

"Here's a chill little jam made with sounds from my free Digitone Patch Pack. You can download it here:"

BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer Pedal by @ericdifool

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Eric Difool

"Boss SY-1 demo!!! I have composed this little fragment to test in depth this amazing pedal. All the sound are from the SY-1, except the drums by GGD. Only compression, delay and reverb have been added to the synthesizers. I hope you enjoy it!!!"

thump:bit mini V1

via Captain Credible

thump:bit is a micro:bit robotic drummer that can be controlled wirelessly or run its own drumming code. It is designed to be easy to use with the micro:bit orchestra extension for makecode so you can be up and running with your thump:bit in no time!

thump:bit has two outputs that can drive solenoid electromagnets or other devices. The ouputs are 9V and are switched on and off by the micro:bit*.

The circuit board is powered by a 9V battery with an on/off switch, and uses an onboard 3.3v regulator to provide power to the micro:bit*

*micro:bit not included

expect more on this fun robot drummer to come."

The Nord Drum 3P (with Digitakt friend!)

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Red Means Recording

"The Nord Drum 3p is a digital percussion modeling synthesizer and powerful performance device. In this video, I show how, from a sequencers perspective, how I would use the 3p to make music."


Published on Jun 3, 2020 tonylight

"Arpoloop programless, analog synth"

Analogue Solutions Fusebox - Patternator sequencer

Published on Jun 3, 2020 Analogue Solutions

Analogue Solutions Fusebox - Patternator sequencer.
Fusebox plus other AS synths playing together.

Waldorf STVC Sounddemo

Published on Jun 3, 2020 WaldorfMusicChannel


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

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