MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Astronauta Pinguim: The most beautiful card in the deck

HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Part of the video series “The Disappearance of Music”

Neat saying about the most beautiful card in the deck. Remember that before you criticize others.

Many of you might remember Astronauta Pinguim from previous posts here, and of course his website featuring interviews with classic experimental electronic musicians.

Yamaha CS-60

via this auction

"Yamaha CS-60 Polyphonic synth, a wonderful 8 voice synth in excellent condition, never been gigged. Fully working and sounding amazing, includes original legs, switch pedal, expression pedal and leather gig bag.

A very complete package, the leather gig bag to store the legs and pedals is awesome."

Prophet Rev2 Arps - Sub Phatty Lead - Sunday Synth Jam


"Sunday Jams are back, baby! 😎
After taking a short summer break from jamming I'm back again for season two! I took some time off to go on vacation and to work on a new EP.
For this jam I started with pad layers from Serum, Omnisphere, ARP2600 + some piano from Labs by Spitfire Audio. The bass is coming from the CS80 plugin and after that I added the Rev2 arps and the lead with the Sub Phatty.
Hope you like this one, let me know what you think ❤️"

Yamaha Ensemble Mixer Owned By Moby

This one was spotted by @deejayiwan

You can find a demo of one here.

via this auction

"This Yamaha Ensemble Mixer is part of the private legendary drum machine collection of Moby.

A genuine piece of music technology history from the 70s - and very high tech at the time - PA mixer from Yamaha with built in spring reverb and analogue beatbox.

Serial: 4320. Works!

All items in Moby's Drum Machine Collection ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and include a signed and embossed Certificate Of Authenticity from Moby"

Motor Synth: patches demo (no talking)

Floyd Steinberg

"Just browsing some patches I created on the Motor Synth. Table of contents for fast browsing below! Showing of the acceleration/brake feature, opening and closing the filters, resonance, LFO stuff, envelopes and all those things. There are some instances the microphone audio is on, so you can hear the engines running. The synth was connected to some guitar pedals

Table of contents:

00:06 default patch (saw wave)
00:50 microphone on...
01:14 acceleration/brake demo ("pitch envelope")
02:10 (filter manipulation)
02:25 "arp thing" (arpeggiator can be used on each oscillator seperately)
04:00 (filter eg manipulation)
04:17 "bass drum"
04:25 "brass two"
05:12 "dat bass"
05:57 "first" (slow LFO=arpeggiotar-like effect)
06:23 (filter manipulation)
07:06 "flute" (square waves)
07:45 "fm warble" (frequency modulation)
08:10 (filter manipulation)
08:34 "lead this"
09:13 (filter and lfo manipulation)
09:41 "motor mod" (sound picked up from the motors directly)
10:00 (filter manipulation)
11:00 "pad" (some filter drive, lfo and envelope stuff)
12:10 "pulser" (square wave lfo)
13:06 "rotation"
14:00 "saw arp"
14:30 microphone on...
15:08 "saw pad" (filter sweep pad)
15:34 "saw piano"
15:56 "sine piano"
16:26 "slap base"
16:42 "slide and glide"
17:09 "square arp"
17:20 "square bell"
17:38 "stab"
17:50 "strange pluck"
18:13 "sweet arp" (super fast rpm patch :-) )
18:44 "wah wah" (filter lfo & envelope)
19:05 "warm pad" (filtered saw waves)"

New Open Source CTAG TBD Eurorack Module

Creative Technologies

"CTAG TBD as in 'to be determined' is an open source eurorack audio module. All sounds and effects in this video are CTAG TBD, no extra processing!

It can be easily extended by your own DSP algorithms using a flexible c++ plugin architecture.

It's core feature is control of your plugin parameters through a web application UI and WiFi access. You basically log onto your TBD with a browser, choose your active plugin and modify its parameters. You can store patches per plugin. CTAG TBD recalls the last active plugins and patches upon reboot, so you continue making music where you left off.

All source (hw+sw) are available on

More introductory videos will be available on this channel soon, with specific focus on functionalities and how to add your own code.

If you are interested in beta hardware email subject "TBD REQUEST"."

Playlist for the videos above:
CTAG TBD open source eurorack synthesizer module
CTAG TBD Walkthrough
CTAG TBD Codewalk
CTAG TBD meets Lyra 8 and Strämpler as insert fx
CTAG TBD pop crackles noise
CTAG TBD to create atmospheres
Rings, Plaits, Sheep algorithms ported to TBD

Additional details via Instruments of Things

"The TBD (i.e. to be determined [by you!]) Eurorack module aims to be a community driven project to provide a flexible platform for easy implementation of your own or to port existing DSP algorithms to Eurorack. TBD comes with a selection of ready-to-use plugins, which can be used as a base for your own plugin development. It offers a web-based user interface for plugin and system configuration accessible through the modules WiFi (wireless computer network).

Key Features

– WiFi (802.11b/g/n)
– Stereo audio I/O (16 bit / 44.1 kHz, 1ms latency / buffer size)
– 2x 12 bit CV inputs (configurable -5…5V or 0…5V)
– 2x trigger inputs (0…5V)
– 2x trigger buttons
– 2x CV potentiometers (configurable bi- or unipolar)
– Input audio gain for each channel

– Flexible plugin architecture based on C++
– Web app for plugin configuration and presets based on REST
– Mappable plugin parameters to hardware UI elements and CV inputs
– Automatic UI rendering based on JSON plugin descriptor structure
– Selection of factory plugins based on other open source projects:

– Mutable Instruments Rings
– Mutable Instruments Plaits
– Mutable Instruments Sheeps
– Freeverb
– GVerb"

Suit & Tie Guy's Knobcon Number Six Performance - 2017


"This is my full set from Knobcon Number Six, September 8, 2017. Video by Nathan Hahn and Tim Hahn."

You can find additional Knobcon posts here.

Noodling Live Stream - Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio

Omri Cohen

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

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

Here's a sneak peek of it -

And I also created a sound pack full of ambient textures and effect that you can get here -

There's also a 'light' version you can download and try for free here -

Sequential Prophet 6 & EHX Big Muff Triangle


Free Sequential Pro 3 Patch Bank - 3forAll by MajorOSC

Major OSC

"Free download at
3ForAll is a collection of 50 presets for the Sequential Pro 3, made of 3 primary patch types; Bass, Leads, and Sequences. Thanks to the powerful sequencer and multiple filters to choose from, MajorOSC put together a great collection of stylish bass, sequence, and lead presets, designed to inspire you, and exploit the powerful modulation capabilities of the pro 3. Due to MajorOSC's upcoming fall Schedule, a full bank wasn't looking like it was feasible. So while this bank only contains around half the count of a standard patch bank, it's free!! Sounds Good? Enjoy!"

HOHNER - String Performer SN 845951

via this auction

"Polyphonic String & Musical Instrument Analog Keyboard
Vintage 1970's... Made in Germany"

Sequential Circuits Max w/ Tauntek Upgrade & Model 242 Commodore MIDI Interface

via this auction

"Modified with Tauntek upgrade that adds better functionality as well as six Trak and multitrak sounds.

Comes with the original manuals and rare commodore 242 midi interface as this was originally made to work with a Commodore 64. I do not have a Commodore 64 or the needed software.

You can control the parameters via midi cc with a compatible device or use an iOS app: Model610 - Synth Controller."

Monome Norns Shield 2020

via this auction

"Newly built Norns Shield. Comes with a 64GB SD card with the latest Norns firmware, uploaded scripts, and updated OS. Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Power supply with on/off switch."

Korg M3 88 w/ RADIAS 2010 Silver

via this auction


via this auction

Kurzweil K2000R Rack Mount Synthesizer SN 479510002583 w/ Floppy Emulator & Flash Drive

via this auction

"Kurzweil K2000R Rack Mount Synthesizer Module with Gotek usb floppy emulator and 8 Gb flash drive."

Access Virus TI Desktop Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

MEGA FM SYNTH, Double FM of A Sega MegaDrive


"The TWISTED ELECTRONS MEGA FM, Funnily enough this was. announced within a week of my sega megadrive synth, so it certainly peaked my curiosity."

Roland CR-78 run-through

"My CR-78. The preset patterns, the addition of my own patterns in the programmer, and the CR-78 triggering my Korg MS-20M towards the end. Audio through my speakers and the camera phone."

New features in SunVox 1.9.6 (Pitch Detector)

Alexander Zolotov

"Pitch Detector + new MultiSynth options + other interesting features in SunVox 1.9.6 :)
Coming soon...

#SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular #synthesizer with pattern-based #sequencer (#tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish. On any device. On any system."

Alisa 1377. test after repair/mod/midi

Alexey Taber

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

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