MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ampify Groovebox - So EASY to get started making music on iPad!

Electronisounds Audio


"Ampify Groovebox - So EASY to get started making music on iPad!"

Revisiting the Ampify Groovebox app on iPad!

This grovebox is possibly the EASIEST way for someone to get STARTED making music on an iPad, even if they have ZERO musical knowledge.

I definitely want to support that, so I purchase a few of their soundbanks from time to time and GET MY GROOVE ON!
Thanks for watching!"

Just Keep the Faith - dark ambient space music

Richard DeHove

"The quote at the start says: 'We've worked so hard; we've come so far.' The reply is: 'Just keep the faith and courage you've always shown'. Music is primarily made from the Sub37 along with patches from my Omnisphere Human Voices Redux library and the Insolidus choir library. You can doanload the song at all the usual online music stores - a few choices below. Patreon subscribers of course can download the 320K MP3 direct. Video uses footage from the 1936 movie "The Shape of Things to Come" based on the HG Wells book.

Just Keep the Faith:

Omnisphere Human Voices Redux patch set:

Finally, if you read this far you might even consider visiting my Patreon page:"

Boards of Canada - Poppy Seed (Reprise) Patches Available w MIDI

Digiphex Electronics

"Dowload MIDI, Ableton Liveset and BSII Patches:"

Dreary Tuesday (improv on synth & guitar)

poorness studios

"Just a little improv the pass the time on a rainy day. I used my modular synthesizer, the Korg Volca Beats, the Arturia Microbrute, and my Les Paul for this piece. I was just improvising but I liked it so I decided to record this one."

ARP 2600 Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

See the miniature label below for more.

Roland System-500 Modular Synth Eurorack System SN Z4G0021 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg Lambda ES-50 232978

via this auction

"The Korg Lambda, an unsung hero in the analog synth world. A lovely pad string machine and more, lush ensemble sound with a touch of percussion bell-like tones."

Korg MS2000B w/ Vocoder Mic

via this auction

Access Virus C Desktop Digital Synthesizer SN 10202047

via this auction

Yellow Waldorf Q Rack SN 1209260005742

via this auction

Roland TB-303

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 1000 & Ctrlr Controller

via this auction

You can find a few demos of the Alpes Ctrlr in previous posts here (note some vids were pulled but there a few still up). They made the Stereo One-O-Six chorus pedal as well.

Related: Original Matrix-1000 firmware vs. Gligli v1.16 vs. Tauntek v1.20

plinky 2020 08 11 10 44 17 - multisample test

Alex Evans

"playing with the multisampler, which I recorded right into the (emulated here) module over its audio input, from my yamaha upright! 2 repetitions of 4 octaves, as it happens. then fiddling with arp, euclidean rhyhthm on the arp, a bit of delay, tuning the grains to be a 4th apart, adding a bit of wobbly pitch lfo... lovely!"

See the Alex Evans label below for more.

Wendy Carlos Bogus "Bio" Alert

via Wendy Carlos' website:

Please be aware there’s a purported “Biography” on me just released. It belongs on the fiction shelf. No one ever interviewed me, nor anyone I know. There's zero fact-checking. Don’t recognize myself anywhere in there—weird. Sloppy, dull and dubious, it's hardly an objective academic study as it pretends to be.

This slim, mean-sprited volume is based on several false premises. All of it is speculation taken out of context. The key sources are other people’s write-ups of interviews done for magazine articles. There’s simply no way to know what’s true or not—nothing is first-hand.

The book is presumptuous. Pathetically, it accepts as “factual” a grab-bag of online urban legends, including anonymous axes to grind. The author imputes things she doesn’t understand, misses the real reasons for what was done or not done. She’s in way over her head, outside any areas of expertise, and even defames my dear deceased parents—shame!


Well, now you know, and have the victim's honest reactions. Wish there were more one could do about needless personal attacks, but we have to understand how essential freedom of speech is, even when it permits such abuse. Have dealt with stereotyping most of my life, a pretty tough hide by now. But aren’t there new, more interesting targets?
Unless you consider “academic” books a form of contact sport, you really might want to reconsider your time and money. —Wendy Carlos, August 2020.

Precursor Mobile, Open-Hardware, RISC-V System-on-Chip (SoC) Seeks Crowdfuning

For the DIYers.

In via @deejayiwan.

"CPU Emulation: While the reference FPGA ships with a 32-bit RISC-V CPU running at 100MHz, it can be reconfigured to emulate a wide range of retro-CPUs, from the 6502 to the Z-80 to something we’ve never even heard of. Furthermore, Precursor’s FPGA-based design can accurately emulate old sound chips in hardware, and its modular keyboard can be swapped out for an alternative that more closely resembles your favorite old controller. Be warned, however: it will no longer fit in your pocket if you mount a joystick on it."

Audio features:

Audio with safe defaults

Integrated 0.7 W speaker for notifications

Vibration motor

3.5 mm headset jack

No integrated microphone – audio surveillance is not possible when headset is unplugged

Bidirectional I²S interface for audio

You can find full details here.

Cool handheld device.

Launchpad Pro [MK3] - Sequencer: Probability, Mutation, Velocity // Novation


NovationTV Launchpad Pro posts

"Enrique shows you how to get started with the Launchpad Pro [MK3]'s Probability, Mutation and Velocity functions, as part of our Launchpad Pro [MK3] Sequencer tutorial series."

Launchpad Pro [MK3] - Sequencer: Print to Clip // Novation

"On the Launchpad Pro [MK3] we've introduced a Print to Clip feature on the standalone sequencer. The sequencer patterns can now easily be transferred from your Launchpad Pro [MK3] to Ableton Live and placed within Clip slots with no need to record them. Enrique shows you how to get started as part of our Launchpad Pro [MK3] Sequencer tutorial series.

Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most powerful 64-pad MIDI grid controller for producing: both in Ableton Live and with your hardware. It gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks.

Featuring deeper Live integration and dedicated buttons that get you closer to the Ableton workflow, Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most advanced grid controller for producing with Ableton Live. Plus, keep your tracks evolving with the four-track, eight-note polyphonic, 32-step standalone sequencer, get inspired to build harmonies with chord mode and never hit a wrong note with scale mode.

Make Launchpad Pro [MK3] your own. Custom Modes lets you design the perfect controller for your live setup and perform with all your gear, however you want. You can also tailor Launchpad Pro [MK3] to take control of MIDI-compatible hardware and software – with or without a computer.

That’s not all, Launchpad Pro comes with a constant source of inspiration featuring plug-ins, sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

--- Discover even more about Launchpad Pro:"

CP3- Audio Mixer [USER REVIEW + Demo] by Feedback DIY SMD Eurorack


"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2020

This is the second video in a series of user reviews. [1st video here]
I am focusing on DIY eurorack modules by the maker Feedback.
In other videos I have covered their Static and Squeeze modules.
Today I am looking at the DIY CP3- Mixer derived from the Moog modular.
I will be giving some quick thoughts about the build.
But focus more on demo-ing some sounds.
The CP3-type mixer uses all discrete components, there are no IC chips inside!
At the end I give some concluding remarks.
But don't take my word for it.
In this video I will run all sorts of sounds through the CP3- so you can judge for yourself.

0:00 Introduction
0:52 Quick Notes About Assembly
1:12 The Format of the Audio Demos
1:47 Audio: 101-VCO Raw Oscillators
3:38 Audio: 4027 VCO Raw Oscillators
3:38 Audio: DNA Symbiotic Waves
5:50 Audio: 101-VCO Bassline, Arpeggio
6:10 Concluding Remarks

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No additional mastering or processing."

Noise Engineering Horologic Solum

Blog: Four voice patch with Horologic Solum

Noise Engineering

From the blog:
Preorder Horologic Solum/Horologic Uter:

"When used as a clock generator, the HS has a variety of uses. The top output is always the base clock, and the three outputs below that are divisions of it. Those outputs can be set to 2/4/8, 3/5/7, or 4/16/64 respectively with a flick of the “2 0 4” switch. Personally, I like to use the 4/16/64 setting when I want to keep a bunch of sequencers in sync and phase. I can route the root clock to their clock inputs, and use one of the slower clocks to keep them all in phase. The 3/5/7 setting I like a lot for slower, more experimental patches where I want to move away from a 4/4 grid. Especially when paired with something like Integra Funkitus to add some probability to the clock outputs, you can ditch the sequencers entirely and create an interesting patch just with some unusual divisions.
Let’s try something a bit more traditional, though: here, we’re using Horologic Solum to clock a Mimetic Digitalis and an Intellijel Steppy to trigger and modulate a four-voice patch."

Blog: Swing with Horologic Solum

Noise Engineering

"Since HS is voltage controllable, there are a lot of things that we can do to make our clocks more interesting. Gradual tempo changes can be automated with a slow LFO, or we can do more experimental things by patching envelopes, random CV, and other signals here for some more unusual results. However, there’s a more traditional use for it, too: swing! All we have to do is get a CV sequencer and clock it with HS, then feed the sequence into the CV input on HS. Let’s take a listen to what it can sound like."

Blog: Drum machine jam with Horologic Solum

"HS is a Eurorack module, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t use it with other pieces of gear, too! A lot of gear can take analog triggers or clock, which means that we can use Horologic Solum as well as Horologic Uter to control a plethora of other devices. HU, with its extra outs, is especially useful when using lots of gear since you have so many clock options. Here, we’re jamming on a rack with a voice, some sequencing, and some FX, alongside an external drum machine."

Additional posts featuring the Horologic Solum

Gotharman's SpazeDrum Black: The analog filters


"Playing a bit with the analog filters of SpazeDrum Black..."

Creating Ambient Textures with Eurorack

Omri Cohen

Here are all the samples from this video -
Here's a 'light' version of a sound pack I created -
Here's the full version -

00:00 - Arbhar
10:43 - Mimeophon
16:03 - Nebulae
21:39 - Magneto
26:02 - Morphagene
35:18 - Lubadh

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

Elka Synthex with Original Stand and MIDI SN 1255

via this auction

"Elka Synthex in excellent condition. Includes original stand and aftermarket MIDI kit. Front panel and silkscreen is in mint condition. No scratches or flaws on any of the text and lettering. All knobs and switches and buttons work smooth and are in perfect working and physical condition. The keys on the keyboard bed are flawless. Feels like it has hardly been played or used. Internally, this Elka is very clean... Original Elka Synthex stand is in excellent condition.Some maintenance or service was done in 2012 in France. I have the receipt written in French. Wooden end cheeks are in very good condition but not perfect. There are a few small dings and scratches."

Some pics of the inside below.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 with Kenton Midi, +case, rev 3.3 SN 4805

via this auction

"No substitute for the original!! She shows some wear, like on the faceplates that are replaceable, but she sounds like a DREAM. The dulcet fury of Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd, Vangellis! Not to mention New Order and Depeche Mode oooh baby

All three banks of factory presets are loaded up and sound as glorious as ever, perhaps better by softening with age.

The Kenton midi retrofit is the only midi kit i'm aware of that allows midi control of the cutoff frequency, which is very useful to have. That alone costs almost $600 and another couple hundred bucks to install. Trust me, putting that thing in is a hassle so be glad it's already done!"

Roland RS-505 - Paraphonic 505 String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Original vintage c 1970’s Roland RS-505 string
Synth in absolutely gorgeous playing condition, complete with original hard shell case. Many have argued that the RS-505 is the greatest string synthesizer of all time. They are correct. You will not find a better example than this. 100% OG 100v non-export Japanese model."

E-MU EMULATOR - 1982 Original 8-Voice Sampler- W/ 10 Disks + Manuals SN 0102 for Parts

via this auction

"Classic Original 1982 E-MU Emulator Sampler- 8 Voice Version (not the 4 voice) with 10 Floppy Disks, Manuals, and Power Supply.
Serial No. 102.
Powering up, but not making sound."

Some pics of the inside below.

Verbos Composition System

via this auction

"This is a custom Verbos Composition System. All modules in excellent to mint condition, no scratches (except for rack rash on a couple of modules)."

Kurzweil RMX 250 Rack Mount Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"...essentially a 12 voice digital synth rackmount version of the original K250 Kurzweil keyboard with built in sequencer. This unit is a beastly and awesome vintage synth. It is in great shape & 100% functional. It is able to sample with the addition of Apple Mac discs, which are also available in a separate listing."

Hologram Microcosm: Reverb Modes

Hologram Electronics

"Here’s a short video showcasing Microcosm’s 4 distinct stereo reverb modes, each selectable using the “Reverb Time” secondary control.

Video/Sound: Matt Lowery"

New Sound Object BAC Bass Synth

*Тема из Терминатора* (Terminator Theme)Live(Живая запись)Аналоговые синтезаторы(Analog Synthesizer)


New to the site at least. This appears to be the first post to feature the BAC. See the Sound Object label for more. Previous synth to be featured was the N5 here.

"Записал в живую с одного дубля .Синтезаторы которые принимали участие ЗВУКОВОЙ ОБЪЕКТ БАС,WALDORF BLOFELD,BEHRINGER NEUTRON.его не видно но он фоном исполнял звук сирены уиу уиу :) Мелодия только от части оригинальная ,добавил много своего."


"Recorded live from one take. The synthesizers that took part SOUND OBJECT BASS, WALDORF BLOFELD, BEHRINGER NEUTRON. He is not visible but he played the siren sound in the background uyu uuu :) The melody is only partly original, he added a lot of his own."

Electronica EM-04 best soviet electric organ with filter.

Сема Апрелевка

"Электроника ЭМ-04 лучший советский электроорган с фильтром."


"Electronics EM-04 is the best Soviet electronic organ with a filter."

maestro USSR analog synthesizer demo

Сема Апрелевка

Arturia Keystep Pro and Buchla 200e and some Mutables


"Trying out the Buchla 1.2 volt/octave setting in the Keystep Pro.
I also trig Elements and PLaits for drums."

Dreadbox Typhon

"Here's my take on the Dreadbox Typhon after about a month of use. There's a song I composed and recorded which is playing through the video but mainly at the end and which consists entirely of Typhon sounds (with the exception of the drum track). You can hear the whole song uninterrupted on soundcloud here:"

YMO - 中国女 La Femme Chinoise / with modular synth , roland SH-32 , autria keystep / live jam

HAGIWO modular synthesizer channel

"Mutable instruments braids use for lead sounds.
Roland sh-32 use for chord and drum."

02-The Arturia PolyBrute-Oscillator 1: Part A


"Here is the first part of a two-part demonstration of the Arturia PolyBrute's first oscillators.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple GarageBand."

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

Sequential Prophet 6 & Boss HM3 Hyper Metal


New Softube - Model 72 Synthesizer System


"The monophonic legend, perfected. An entire system based on a classic analog synth from the early 1970s, with the emphasis on sound quality. Use it as an instrument, as an effect, in Softube Modular, and in Softube Amp Room."


"Here is a track using sounds only from the Softube Model 72 Synthesizer System, a great sounding software synthesizer. The sounds in the track can be found as factory presets in the plugin.

The track is called The Swedish Model and can be found on the Firechild album The White Whale (2020).

Composed and produced by"

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 as the keyboard controller.

Softube Model 72 Synthesizer System first look and sounds


"The Model 72 Synthesizer System is Softube's latest plug-in. It's a reincarnation of a famous 70's synthesizer, can you guess which one? In this video Marc shows you this new soft synth, and you get an audio demo."

Priced at $99

"Based on a classic analog monophonic synth from the early '70s, with the emphasis on sound quality
A component-modeled marvel that’s true to its era with actual use cases and tricks correctly replicated in the software to take you to funkytown
An entire system that includes a model of the original instrument, an FX version, an Amp Room module, and seven Modular modules

Imagine traveling in time to the early '70s, an era where new and experimental sounds were shaping pop music and taking it a step further. Softube's Model 72 Synthesizer System is your vintage synth time machine. It's component modeled down to the smallest details with from 1972 hardware in pristine condition with all the quirks and non-linearities intact, hence the name Model 72.

The result is incredibly authentic sound, with all the warmth and smoothness heard in countless records. Now imagine this classic has traveled into the future to pick up some contemporary features like doubling and spread to create a stereo like sound image and evolve into a full system with multiple versions for different applications. Wish you were here? Take the Autobahn.

Designed by Experts, Built on Legacy

Softube has a long history of modeling professional gear. After nearly two decades working in collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Tube-Tech, Solid State Logic, Chandler Limited®, Weiss Engineering, and Trident, we have a solid track record recreating indisputable classics in software form that sound precisely like their hardware counterparts. This includes expertise in synthesizer plug-ins like Modular, Statement Lead, and Monoment Bass.

Model 72 is built on this legacy, and we took the same meticulous approach we always do – everything needs to be exact, with skillful recording, precise testing, and fine-tuning to sound exactly like the corresponding hardware or even better in terms of clarity. Nothing less."

KORG FX - Finite granular pitch shifter


"Finite by Sinevibes is a granular pitch shifter effect plugin for KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. Product page:"

"Finite is a granular pitch shifter. It uses real-time buffer recording and dual variable playback heads to speed the incoming audio up or slow it down, changing its pitch. This algorithm features high-quality spline interpolation for ultra-smooth pitch adjustment within the range of two octaves. Its built-in feedback line also applies the pitch shift recursively – enabling creation of truly ethereal, spacey sounds.


Studio-grade DSP algorithms, calibrated specifically for KORG’s hardware platform.
Individually chosen mapping for every plugin parameter, providing a very natural feel.
Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment.
Optimized for maximum performance and stability on each individual device type.

KORG prologue
KORG minilogue xd
KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1"

KORG FX - Dispersion bouncing ball delay


"Dispersion by Sinevibes is a bouncing ball delay effect plugin for KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. Product page:"

"Dispersion is a bouncing ball delay. It runs up to 10 delay taps sequentially, with their times spread according to a unique non-linear formula. This produces a series of sound repetitions much like bounces of a ball that has been dropped onto a surface. Each round of bounces is calculated to fit within a particular tempo fraction, making this a rhythmically precise and musically rich effect. The algorithm comes in two versions: with natural time spread (+), as well as inverted spread (-).


Studio-grade DSP algorithms, calibrated specifically for KORG’s hardware platform.
Individually chosen mapping for every plugin parameter, providing a very natural feel.
Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment.
Optimized for maximum performance and stability on each individual device type.

KORG prologue
KORG minilogue xd
KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1"

KORG FX - Blend multi-voice chorus


"Blend by Sinevibes is a multi-voice chorus plugin for KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. Product page:"

"Blend is a multi-voice chorus. It’s comprised of three fully independent chorus layers, each modulated by its own parabolically-shaped oscillator. Due to relative modulation phase offsets between the three oscillators, this algorithm creates lush unison and ensemble effects with great density and natural smoothness. Thanks to its wide parameter range, it is also capable of producing highly dissonant sounds.


Studio-grade DSP algorithms, calibrated specifically for KORG’s hardware platform.
Individually chosen mapping for every plugin parameter, providing a very natural feel.
Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment.
Optimized for maximum performance and stability on each individual device type.

KORG prologue
KORG minilogue xd
KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1"

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