MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KORG to Introduce New Limited Edition Copper KROME EX

Just a pic for now. Feature set appears to be the same so this is likely just a new color for the KROME EX.

KORG Introduces a New Volca Sample w/ USB, More Memory, Pattern Locations, Samples, and Bonus Packs

TORIENA feat. NEW volca sample ( and EXCLUSIVE Sample Pack!)
Moe Shop feat. NEW volca sample ( and EXCLUSIVE Sample Pack!)

The 2nd image below is the original for comparison. Note the USB port on the front of the new Volca Sample. The name is the same, but KORG appears to be referring to the new version as the Volca Sample 2.

"Improved for More Groove

A new generation volca sample with more memory, features, and connectivity to take your beat making further than ever before.

The volca sample is the compact and powerful sample-based drum machine that has captured attention and creativity of countless players around the world.

The newest version retains all of the features which made the original so popular, and adds a micro USB port for better connectivity, increased sample memory, a new up to date sound library and additional functions for an improved workflow.

Added Features

Take your Beats Further Two new features have been added to this new volca sample that willl help in your music making process:

- Pattern chain mode with 2 different STEP JUMP modes

- Start delay function: Go “off the grid” with the new delay feature that lets you slightly delay the start of any part to achieve different kinds of grooves and swing.

More Memory, Pattern Locations, Samples, and Bonus Packs!

volca sample has an increased memory of 200 memory slots; double its predecessor. 50 are left empty on factory settings so you can load either your own original or pre-made libraries. Pattern locations have also have been increased from 10 to 16. The new generation of volca sample comes with a brand new sound library that has been carefully curated to fit the needs of all music producers and beat makers everywhere.

This great selection of 150 samples will take your production to the next level, making it possible to make tracks on the fly with sounds that will fit every genre, including recent ones such as Future bass, Trap, Lo-Fi hip hop, and many others!"

2nd panel image is the original for comparison purposes only. The New Volca Sample 2 images have the extra USB port on the front panel by the MIDI In port.

Roland Cloud SH-101 Dark Dream Techno

Roland Cloud

"Crafted by the sound design team at Mind Flux, SH-101 Dark Dream Techno features 42 patches for Roland’s software recreation of the SH-101 monosynth.

Explore the outer rim of a monophonic synth legend with SH-101 Dark Dream Techno. Drawing from the mercurial sounds of Berlin techno, the Mind Flux team have crafted a stunning collection of illusory sounds that open up a sonic wormhole. This collection of gritty basses, warm pads, and edgy plucks will push the limits of your waking reality and bring dreams to life.

Download the SH-101 plugin and Dark Dream Techno today!"

VGM #176: Scarlet Forest (DELTARUNE) Synthwave Cover Ft. RichaadEB

Amie Waters

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Modal Electronics 008 w/ Digital I/O upgrade -- 8 Voice Discrete Analog Powerhouse

via this auction

"8 voices. 32 discrete VCOs. 15 types of Multi-Mode Filters. 11 Modulation sources with UNLIMITED destinations. Extremely deep and intuitive sequencing options. This is likely the most powerful Analog Synth design of the 21st century.

I acquired this 008 from a world renowned producer/engineer/musician who is credited with all sorts of artists: Bjork, David Byrne, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend, FKA Twig, etc. It has been well kept in a studio enviornment it's whole life. There is a mark on the front left corner (specifically noted in the final picture) but aside from that this 008 is in mint condition."

Vermona ‘14 Analog Synthesizer SN 118/222

via this auction

"From legendary producer, songwriter, and publishers Steve Lindsey’s personal collection and in pristine condition."

CSR CV and Audio basics and tips

Todd Barton

"A little unfolding of the CV and Audio sections of the Control And Signal Router by Doug Clauder at
Though it has kinship to the Buchla 210e there are so many more features and, for my mind, a more friendly and intuitive interface.
And big thanks to my Patreon family for their continued support of these video demos and tutorials"

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 170 review

Molten Music Technology

"A deep dive into the Teenage Engineering POM 170 synthesizer - the red one! It's a fascinating little fully modular synth with hidden depths, a fabulous sequencer and some flaws but it's both enormous fun to play with and looks amazing in any situation."

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:24
Overview - 5:33
The modules - 12:39
The M-16 Sequencer - 34:18
Working with other modular - 48:06
Conclusions - 52:00

Analogue & digital jam with Moog Matriarch and Elektron Digitakt

Jay Hosking

"The Matriarch and Digitakt couldn't be much different — a sprawling analogue synth and a compact digital sampler — but I found that their strengths were really complementary. Here, the Digitakt sequences the Matriarch, and is also taking advantage of the Reel Feels sample pack by @Jogging House, which you should definitely check out. Get it here:

Altogether, this came out more lovely and lo-fi than I could have hoped.

Moog Matriarch + Empress Effects Reverb — Four synth voices
Elektron Digitakt — Five sample tracks (four melodic samples, plus a multi-sampled drum track)

Written and recorded in a 48-hour period and uploaded as is, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master."

Smokey Quartz - Plant Music 19

Smokey Quartz

"In this video I eat the chard! It was pretty good too! Do plants have feelings? Can they scream? In this video, the MIDI Sprout is sending the biofeedback from the brutalized chard to a Farfisa, Jupiter 8, Buchla Music Easel, a piano and a drum set."

Sequential Synth Tips #16 With SHOOK / Jasper Wijnands: Prophet X Sampling Vocals


"Welcome to 'Sequential Synth Tips,' where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on Sequential synths. In this episode, Jasper Wijnands aka SHOOK composes a song using a single vocal sample on the Prophet X."

Sequential Synth Tips

Sounds From Scratch with Prophet-6: No Talking


"Just checking out the awesome P6 and making some sweet synth sounds 4 u."

IDM iPad Jam Feat. Live Visuals

Perplex On

"A little glitchy idmesque iPad jam with #shockwavesynth, #isem and #aparillo for synths and #playbeat, #ruismakerfm, #fractalbits for drums. Live-glitched with #koalafx. Embedded in audioreactive shattered visuals #madewithnotch ."

bull in a china shop


"A fully live impro session, no overdubs no corrections, one take. Andy Tillison of The Tangent slightly stoned....."

Studiologic Sledge on top. It took me a second to ID the bottom. See if you can. Tip: what looks kind of like a knob the right isn't. Not sure what it is, but everything else matches up. Highlight the following for the synth: GEM Promega 2.

Eurorack Techniques: Switches and Maths

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Nick Bigelow shares his technique for using CV controllable switches (WMD SL3KT) along with Make Noise Maths to create unique and precise sources of modulation.

From WMD: "SL3KT (pronounced "Select") is a simple three-channel switch module for Eurorack Modular Synthesizers.

Three independent, two-way switches allow for users two select between different sources or destinations of both CV and Audio Signals. Useful for many tasks in a Eurorack system such as sequence selecting, CV selecting, boolean logic operations, group switching, group routing, gating, waveform mixing, and so much more!"

Order WMD SL3KT here:

From Make Noise: "The MATHS music synthesizer module is an analog computer designed for musical purposes. Amongst other things, it will allow you to:
-Generate a variety of linear, logarithmic, or exponential triggered or continuous functions
-Integrate an incoming signal
-With no signal applied, generate a variety of linear, logarithmic, or exponential functions
-Add, subtract and OR up to 4 signals
-Generate analog signals from digital information (Gate / Clock)
-Generate digital information (Gate / Clock) from analog signals
-Delay digital (Gate / Clock) information
-If the above list reads like science rather than music, here is the translation:
Voltage Controlled Envelope or LFO as slow as 25 minutes and as fast as 1khz
-Apply Lag, Slew or Portamento to control voltages
-Change the depth of modulation and modulate backwards!
-Combine up to 4 control signals to create more complex modulations
-Musical Events such as Ramping up or Down in Tempo, on command
-Initiating Musical events upon sensing motion in the system
-Musical note division and / or Flam
-Perfect for modulating the DPO and just about anything else

Order a Make Noise Maths here:

From Mutable Instruments: "Plaits is the spiritual successor of Mutable Instruments’ best-selling voltage-controlled sound source, Braids. Not just a mkII version: its hardware and software have been redesigned from scratch.

Just like its predecessor, it offers direct access to a large palette of easily tweakable raw sonic material, covering the whole gamut of synthesis techniques.

Gone are the screen, menu system, hidden settings, and the long list of somewhat redundant synthesis models.

Thanks to additional CV inputs, and to the use of three timbre-shaping parameters per model, Plaits is straightforward to use, and much closer to the ideal of one synthesis technique = one model. What were fragmented islands of sound in Braids are now part of a continuum of sounds.

Patch a trigger generator or sequencer into Plaits’ trigger input and instantly use the module as a percussive source thanks to its built-in virtual low-pass gate (LPG).

An internal D (decay) envelope generator is normalled to all unpatched CV inputs. Just turn the corresponding attenuverter to add pitch, timbre or morphing modulation. And if plucks and snappy hits are not your thing, patch your own envelope or CV source into the LPG CV input."

Order a Mutable Instruments Plaits here:
Performance by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Metasonix RK6 Resonant Lowpass Tube Filter (Eurorack Expansion)

Learning Modular

"This primitive tube-based voltage controlled filter has a unique sound (it’s especially good for horns) and a few quirks when it comes to controlling it. Definitely not like the other VCFs in your case.


00:00 brief arpeggio demo
00:13 design philosophy
00:53 patch setup
01:17 knob pointers
01:50 Input level
02:17 front panel control action
02:53 tube variability
03:03 cutoff/resonance interaction
03:40 enveloping the cutoff
05:22 further exploring resonance
05:59 frequency modulating the cutoff
07:20 voltage controlling resonance
09:55 final demos
10:43 conclusion"

Noise Engineering Blog: musicalfungus plays LIP

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Here, musicalfungus plays a beautiful patch made with the Loquelic Iteritas Percido, and Make Noise Mimeophon and Rene."

Volca Modular by ɟɐɥɯᴉ ɯnɹsʎᴉp

"Volca Modular as only sound source for created ambient experimental tracks. Process use internal reverb, and effect pedals. Live recordings, one take, and no overdub"

MCS 70 Restoration Backstage


"Hello everybody , my Hobby it's restore the old Combo organ and Synth.
In this video i show you the backstage during the restoration of ultra rare MCS70 made by Ing. Mario Maggi ."

See this post for more info on the MCS70.

Crumar Performer B Analog String Synthesizer (1979) The Last Performer - 70s Kraut


(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

all analog string and synthesizer sounds: Crumar Performer B (with SSM 2040 filter) from the year 1979
recording: multi-track, all played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

The last Crumar Performer track on these channel. I sold the Performer last week.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my music albums. Thank you!


Novation Ultranova Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 w/ Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"This listing is for a vintage Roland Juno-106 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboard. All the voice chips are new, it has a cool backlit red pitch bender, re-capped and fully cleaned. Really nice!"

Unfortunately a bit scuffed up.

Elta PM-02 Eurorack Module

via this auction

You can find demos of the Elta PM-02 here.

MFB Synth II

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 SN 6465

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

"Single owner OB8. It was never gigged or toured and reflects its studio use only in its condition.

Comes will all the original paperwork including the factory preset and path hunt volume 1 cassettes

I would say its mint but listing as excellent. This is not a “for its age” description but rather in spite of its age. It really is the equivalent if that classic car in the garage that was maintained perfectly and only used for Sunday drives."




It uses 1.2amps at 12v so less than a fridge! and even the computer used to stream it for that matter!

If you want to build your own you can! shipping will begin end of the week on PCB/PANELS here"

SYNTH VS SYNTH -- Modal Skulpt or Modal Craft 2.0?

Noir Et Blanc Vie

"First off this is NOT a review, this is a chronicle of my time owning both. I've owned the Skulpt and Craft 2.0 for about a year. Honestly I don't think I could have made this review without having to go through my normal routine with them. So yeah, it took like a year, which did I pick up when I was going to the beach, which one did I enjoy regardless of the shortcoming. Please see the section "from Noir the editor" about some things you'll need to use these with an iPad.

I want to make this clear, it takes time to bring a genuine personal experience and put it into words. So yeah, thank you for your patience."

Dreadbox Erebus v3 & Empress Effects Reverb


Roland JX-3P | 32 New Patches Download

Espen Kraft

"32 new original patches for the Roland JX-3P synthesizer from 1983.
Patches highly usable for Synth-Pop, Italo Disco. Pop, Synthwave or other genres.
Get the patches here:"

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

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