MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Patch of the Week 80: Celebrating the Terminator Theme


First Halloween themed post of the year.

"For the third installment of Patch of the Week Vol. 18 – Halloween Horror History we recreated this intense theme with timpani, pads, synth brass, and more from wavestate."

tr-606 / re-201 muck around

studio snippets

10 ways to USB power your Korg Volca? with Ripcord from myVolts.


"I was thinking last week, there must be 10 places around the house where I could find a USB port to power a volca, and there was! 🎶⚡😁✨⚡"

myVolts on eBay | myVolts on Reverb | myVolts on Amazon

Prophet 5 Rev 4 Unison Lead

james terris

"A quick clip demonstrating Unison Mode while using the 'Vintage' knob to nicely detune the voices."

Analogue Solutions Colossus: Dual Touch Keyboards

Analogue Solutions

"The dual touch keyboards on the Colossus synthesizer are highly versatile and playable, and each features its own sequencer.

Here's one use case of the dual configuration, where the lead is played with the bottom keyboard while the top keyboard controls the pitch of bass section."

You can find additional demos here.

Strymon NightSky Studies

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Rae shares some of the sounds she made after taking the Strymon NightSky home for a few nights. Rae conducted 3 studies with the NightSky showing off some favorite sounds/modes while processing the Roland SH-01A.

Create vast soundscapes with just a few notes from your instrument. Apply mind-bending pitch and harmonic manipulation to your reverb tails, with synth-like filter sweeps. Enter a world of new sounds that blow away the boundaries of what is possible with reverb. With pioneers and adventurous sonic explorers in mind we created a reverb pedal that can go where none have gone before.

Reverberant Synthesis Machine.
NightSky is a reverberant synthesis workstation, and a powerful, hands-on experimental sound design platform. NightSky gives you real-time continuous control of reverb pitch/processing rate/core size, harmonics, and even a synth-like resonant filter with multiple modulation waveshapes, plus a step sequencer with variable glide. You haven’t heard a pedal like this before.

The Rules of Space and Time Have Been Rewritten.
New Sonic Territory.
NightSky is a reverb pedal you will want to get your hands on. Deep and powerful sound manipulation with instant response knob-tweaking and no menu diving set a new standard in experimental reverb sound design.

Warp Core Reverb.
NightSky achieves some of its most mind bending sounds by using a Variable Process Rate for its reverb core, allowing you to simultaneously change the size of the reverb as well as the pitch. This pitch change can be completely smooth, or quantized to a variety of musical scales. And it can be sequenced.

Harmonic Sculpture Machine.
Use Shimmer to shift the harmonic structure by selectable musical intervals. Add Glimmer to dynamically enhance the harmonic spectrum. Turn up Drive to generate saturated overdriven harmonics. Then sculpt the resulting signal with NightSky’s synth-like variable-resonance low pass filter.

Challenge The Conventions.
NightSky evolved from a desire to push the envelope and challenge the conventions of traditional reverb while also paying homage to the experimental reverberant sounds from decades past.

It started with the variable rate core. Once that was nailed down, we knew we had to complement it with a set of sound-shaping features that could take full advantage of the unique possibilities and expand them exponentially. This led us to a full-featured modulation section, a 4-pole resonant filter, and a unique Voice section to control the reverb’s harmonic structure.

Order a Strymon NightSky here:
Demo by: Rae
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Microtones 103 - Tubbutec uTune, the right multitool for the job!

Synth Diy Guy

"Continuing our exploration into making microtonal or Xenharmonic music with modular, today we take a plunge into the amazing uTune module by Tubbutec, a microtonally capable quantizer, midi2cv, cv2midi and much more. My Patreon: My Website: Stay Noisy!"

260920 // Maschine


"A little electro-pop number for this vid.
All written and sequenced in, so not a lot to look at in terms of a performance.
A bit of filter twiddling and then an ending played on the last few bars.
Some nice synthy sounds from Maschine though 😉👍

Maschine Mk2
Zoom R16"

You can find a full playlist of Maschine tracks by Krog360 posted here.

Noisy ACL session with Stefan and Jacqnoise

Audiophile Circuits League

Philip Glass - Einstein On The Beach KNEE 5 - Elka E9 Organ


"While running errands today, I found an Elka E9 organ on the side of the road. Against my better judgment, I wrestled the thing into my car, since I have a fondness for anything Elka ever since I had a Synthex years ago. When I got it home, I found it to be in good working order and sounding quite nice with some onboard phasing effects, so I thought I'd whip up an abridged rendition of Glass' KNEE 5 from Einstein On The Beach. This is the raw sound of the organ with no external effects or EQ. The G bass note sounds thin for some reason, not sure if that's just out this organ sounds, or if there's something wrong. This one goes out to Eddie Van Halen, RIP today, 10/6/2020."

Synthesizer Improvisation - Moog Grandmother * Sequential Prophet 6 * Eurorack Modular

Full Color Sound Records

"Moog Grandmother into modular (Strymon Magneto, System80 Jove, Monsoon, ALM Pam's New Workout) and Sequential Prophet 6."

ПОЛИВОКС синтезатор POLIVOKS Analog Synthesizer (1982) "Дальний Восток"

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

synthesizer sounds: POLIVOKS Analog Synthesizer - Made in USSR 1982
drums: E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

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 synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop: RetroSound Home:"

Tyme Sefari : MK I MKII Kompare

Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Here's a little Comparison video of both versions of Tyme Sefari.
While we wait for the MKIII, it can be a good idea to study the past and present. A big thank you to all the artists who agreed to let me use their music.
J.G Thirlwell
Manorexia : Armadillo Stance
Christian Wolz : Devil intus mestra de la fore

Jorane : In Motion

Music: Jorane
Production: Jorane
Sound recording, mix and mastering: Eloi Painchaud.
Voice, cello: Jorane
Guitar: Jesse MacCormack
Guitar: Eloi Painchaud
Double bass: Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra)
Drum: Stefan Schneider (Richard Reed Parry, Thus Owls)

Antoine Dufour : Reality

Gloom Boy
???????___ !!! ?????.gloom"

Coffeeshopped Releases E-mu Proteus/1 and Proteus/2 Editors for Patch Base

via Coffeshopped where you'll find additional details.

"The new versions of Patch Base (iOS version 3.14 and Mac version 1.8) add editor/librarians for the E-mu Proteus/1 and Proteus/2. The E-mu Proteus/1 is a rompler/synth first released in 1989 that sold like hotcakes, and the Proteus/2 is the follow-up that came a year later with the same architecture but a different set of sounds (and included the preset "Whistl'n Joe" that makes the iconic sound from the X-Files theme song). There are many more members of the Proteus family, but for now these are the first that Patch Base supports."

How to multi-track record VCV Rack within VCV Rack

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

ARP Tonus 2500 Vintage Modular Synthesizer Module Guide

via this auction

"very rare module guide for the TONUS/ARP 2500 vintage synthesizer.

Dated 1970

great overall condition with some signs of light use.

30+ double sided pages of 'actual size' pictures of the modules with some fold out pages with technical specifications.

Impossibly rare and not to be confused with the operation manual"

ARP Tonus 2500 vintage modular synthesizer Owners Manual

via this auction

"Dated 1970

great overall condition with some signs of light use.

63 pages of picture, technical specifications and setup applications

Impossibly rare"

Update via the comments: 

"This manual is available online as 3 PDFs here" (on top)

ROLAND SYNTHESIZER 1978/1979 Set of 4 Instruction Manuals / Books

via this auction

Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music - Vol. 1, 2 - 1979

A Foundation for Electronic Music - 1978

Multichannel Recording for Electronic Music - 1979

You can find a digital copy on Analog Industries here.

Krohn-Hite 3200 Laboratory Grade Analog Filter

via this auction

You can literally see the ladder array in the inside pics below.

From the listing:

"I have only seen this quality of construction on military equipment. I slid the sides off to get the pictures. The four Allan Bradly pots that are geared together for frequency selection give a 24db per octave cutoff slope. This could be the finest analog filter of its kind. Selectable Low Pass or High Pass. Low pass is DC coupled for best fidelity. Frequency range 20Hz to 2 Mhz . COMPLETE bench test. This unit is 100%... Complete specs can be found here."

Roland RS-202 70s Vintage Strings & Brass Polyphonic Synthesiser SN 643224

via this auction


via this auction

Interesting accessory.

"Original vintage Yamaha ADP1 cartridge adapter. The ADP1 allows the original DX-7 cartridges to be used in your DX-7 II cartridge port. Works perfectly."

Radiusz Electronics Bee-Card / MCR-03 Multibank RAM Cartridge 2020

via this auction

This is the first post to feature Radiusz. Note the listing is for the card only, not the Microwave.

Details from the listing:

Custom-built Multibank RAM Cartridge with 16 banks for the storage of sound patches and performances. So it's essentially 16 (or 8 or 4*) cards in 1 !

Compatible with Waldorf Microwave Mk1, and all synths etc. that use the Bee-Card type cards. (01/W, Wavestation Series, M and T Series, DS8, 707, A1-A2-A3 FX processors....)

NOTE 1: Korg MCR-03 is in fact identical, it's only a name re-brand by Korg after adopting the Bee-card cartridge format, for use in their equipment.

NOTE 2: Can be configured as either 16 banks x 32 kB, 8 banks x 64 kB, or 4 x 128 kB card. 16 x 32 kB is most common, but please specify the required format upon ordering. Thank you!

Bank selection rotary switch, back-up battery with a life span of 40+ years (Yes, those modern memory chips really are a LOT more energy efficiënt than those old ones! ;-) "

System80 880 - Eurorack clone of the Roland 808 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Silent Strike --- Friday Improv

Silent Strike

"Chords by Mutable Instruments Plaits, Rings, Braids, Elements - sequenced by Arturia Keystep 37 through Polyend Poly.
Drums from 1010 Music Bitbox Micro sequenced by Winter Modular Eloquencer. Bass from Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter.
+ Teenage Engineering OP-1, Erica Synths DSP2, Tiptop ZDSP, 4ms DLD & Tapographic Delay, Makenoise Erbe-Verb, XAOC Batumi, Ladik EQs & Mixers, Doepfer Wasp Filter & Mixers, Intellijel Dual ADSR, Maths & Veils.

Machine Of The Week: Roland TR-606 | Synth Club Episode 6

Rex The Dog

The Evolution Of The Analogs: The Birth


"In August of 2020, two Elektron employees entered a room in an abandoned office complex deep in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden. In the middle of the room sat a tape atop an old analog device. This was their conversation with that device."

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

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