MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 2, 2020

Monday, November 02, 2020

Super Sixteen Module Calibration Tutorial & PCB/Kit Build Guide


"A walkthrough of how to calibrate the 1V/oct pitch control voltage output on the Super Sixteen eurorack sequencer by Extralife Instruments. Requires a multimeter or an oscillator and tuner (or a well-calibrated pair of ears!)."


"How to assemble and solder the Super Sixteen sequencer module from start to finish! This took me about 4 and a half hours before editing, so give yourself enough time and take frequent breaks! It's a lot of parts and they all require some attention and focus. Happy soldering!"

INTERACTIVE BOM - Control board:
Build support thread on Muff Wiggler:

0:00 Introduction
1:46 Tools
3:15 SOIC memory chip (SMT Soldering)
9:18 Resistors
13:50 Diodes
15:50 Ceramic capacitors
18:00 Transistors and Regulators
20:41 Quartz crystal
21:08 Chips / ICs
25:02 Electrolytic capacitors
26:57 Pin & socket headers
31:40 Control board headers
33:11 Resistors pt. 2
36:10 Ceramic caps pt. 2
36:50 Chips /ICs pt. 2
38:45 Tact switches
41:47 Potentiometers and encoder
43:43 3.5mm jacks
45:19 LEDs
50:39 Electrolytic caps pt. 2
52:13 Pushbuttons
53:55 Seven Segment Display
55:08 Electrical test
55:50 Visual Inspection
57:19 Cleanup
58:23 Hex Standoff
58:59 Hot glue
59:32 Start-up test
1:02:05 Button caps
1:05:57 Knobs
1:06:41 Functional test

Prophet-5 rev4 Heartbeat City pad and bass parts

Paul Schilling

"A partial cover of the Cars song from 1984, this is a P5 rev4, using the rev1/2 (SSM) filters for the pads and rev3 filter for the bass. A work in progress, I will be adding the arpeggios and other parts in another video but thought this worth sharing for the pads and bass"

Yamaha SS-30 Synthesizer SN 1115

via this auction

Roland TR-808 SN 000375

via this auction

Roland Roland JX3P w/ KIWI Mod Upgrade & Patch Editor Controller

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

An ARP 2600 for 25$? 😱 CA2600 by Cherry Audio 🎹 290+ presets played!

Boing Poum Tchak!

"🎹 2020 definitely marks the return of the ARP 2600. After Korg's full size recreation in limited edition and Behringer's clone for 599€ very soon, Cherry Audio takes the wave and hits the virtual world with a really good plugin at a bargain price. Audio demo now.👇👇👇

0:00 Keys
2:10 Lead
7:01 Modulations
10:02 Organ
10:51 Percussion
12:46 Sound FX
17:24 Stabs
19:03 Basic
19:53 Bass
25:25 Brass
26:09 Duophonic
27:47 Factory Patches

*This is the demo of the the demo version, so from time to time you can hear a soft white noise.

ARGON8 Sound Set The Planets - Pads

"With the exclusive sound set 'The Planets,' sound designer James Dyson created an inspiring patch collection, containing spacey arps, pads and soundscapes. This compilation is available from our MODAL website."

The Original 1978 Prophet 5 Presets on the Rev 4. Prophet 5

Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Hey guys! Here is a demonstration of the original 1978 John Bowen presets played on the new Revision 4. Prophet 5. What do you guys think?"

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with VAHN

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Violent Aggressive Heartless Noise (VAHN) is an electronic band based in Dublin, Ireland. After being in various bands throughout Dublin (rock / punk, metal and even an 80’s duo band!) and inspired by the DIY attitude of bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk and David Bowie, writer / producer Derek Adams released Kapitel 1, a concept album made using only analog equipment exploring issues of conflict and control.

We chatted with VAHN on how he uses the Prophet Rev2 in his music."
You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Other DAWs - Launchkey Mini // Novation


"Launchkey [MK3] can act as a midi controller for any DAW that accepts midi messages, including Logic, Reason, ProTools, Cubase and many more. Enrique shows you how to get started with Launchkey Mini [MK3].

The new Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. With intuitive Ableton control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box, Launchkey Mini gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. That's not all, the Launchkey Mini includes sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective.

Launchkey Mini is more versatile, adaptable, and playable than ever.

--- For more on the new Launchkey Mini"

2 New Chromatic Modules by Dreadbox // Antidote & Euphoria


"We are excited to announce 2 new modules to broaden the Chromatics Family, Antidote & Euphoria.

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Antidote features
Full Karplus-Strong synthesis voice
Analog circuit based on a 512stages BBD chip
On board noise generator with a variable decay
2 analog low pass filters
Output filter can be used as a low pass gate
Precision tracking over 5 octaves
Can process external audio signals

Euphoria features
Full analog 8-stage phase shifter
Warm Vintage sound based on OTA chips
Can create phase AM sounds
Can be used with lower level signal inputs
Internal voltage controlled LFO

Ooame - Astrobleme Eucatastrophe - Full Album

Giorgio Sancristoforo

New release from experimental software synth maker Giorgio Sancristoforo. You can find previous posts featuring his designs here.

"The third album from Ooame.
A new voyage in glitch organic music and nwas melodies.

1) 0:00 Extramundane
2) 3:04 Illywhacker
3) 7:58 Mudlark
4) 12:58 Pre-loved Velleity
5) 16:58 Orrery
6) 22:55 Logomachy
7) 28:47 Ecdysiast
8) 37:45 Cacoethes Needs

Composed and programmed by Giorgio Sancristoforo in Milan, Italy.
November 2020"

Synth Jam 77: Arp Odyssey & Korg SQ-1

Marcus Padrini

"Apenas uma synth jam rápida e simples, para não ficar muitos meses sem postar algo por aqui :)

Em breve, espero conseguir voltar a fazer vídeos de forma mais frequente. Abraços a todos e espero que estejam bem!

Just a quick and simple synth jam, to avoid keeping too many months without posting something here.

I hope to be able to make new videos more often soon. Thanks and I hope you all are well!

Synth: Arp odyssey
Sequencer: Korg sq-1
Drums: MFB-522
Fx: Yamaha THR-10"

Roland Jupiter Xm\X - "Myriads" 50 Massive presets


"Myriads" is a first chapter from our Jupiter Xm/X preset series.


Jupiter Xm/X is a complex machine containing all Rolands best & historical synths in one portable and affordable combine!

We had put all our effort for the "Myriads" and make 53 massive & deep presets with veloicty & mod wheel controllers approved.

Also we made special EQ settings - This settings are giving more vintage and warm tone.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe"for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author "Stratosphere" for Wavestate

Our presets are ready to go in your tracks in every genre of modern electronic music.

Inside of the pack:

Korg Minilogue "Ambika" Best Ambient Sounds Walkthrough


"In this video Nick showing how to work with combination of Minilogue & Supermassive effect & demonstrating patches from 'Ambika' Soundset

Ambika is a combination or collaboration between hardware & software tech.


Lushest sounds for Minilogue combined with deepest fx of Supermassive wonderfull free of charge effect by Valhalla DSP."

Free at Home Studio #2

Benjamin Jimenez

"Jam at new home studio"

Fujiha f-8000 - very rare keyboard synthesizer from the 80s

Robert Szokalski

"Made in Italy by the company Viscount under the name Fujiha.
It's 5 octave keyboard with midi in out and through
- 5 parts multitimbral
- percussion based on lo-fi samples
Parts: bass/accomp/solo/poly voices
edit: 2x8 wave types combined with 8 mix types and 8 envelopes

every part can be one of the presets or custom preset. Every custom waveshape behaves different.
4 user registrations."

This appears to be the first one to be featured on the site.

via this auction

SNs: 112 061792
121 071650
130 800422
140 052196
150 172459

Sequential Prophet 600 with GliGli SN 5659

via this auction

"The synth has been recently serviced as part of the upgrade, which included installing a new membrane keypad, cleaning key contacts, lubing front panel potentiometers.

Cosmetic condition is very tidy, with only minor blemishes and marks."

Novation K Station w/ Original Box & Backpack

via this auction

Simmons MTX9 Drum Synth

via this auction

"Simmons MTX9 drum module. Very interesting piece of gear, has three channels of drums from 13 internal sounds, editable pitch and decay. Has built in delay/echo fx. 1U format, but I don't have rack ears for it. It's been tested with external audio source as a trigger. I can't figure the manual to assign them to MIDI, so any audio could be used instead. Please, note, one delay control knob is broken. It's a plastic shaft and I'll include the original if you want to glue it back. Very interesting unit with nice sounds. It's currently set to 110V internally."

AKAI AX60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 012003872

via this auction, also on Reverb

E-MU Systems Emax HD SD SN 0880307

via this auction

"E-MU Emax HD SD Rare Vintage Sampler Synthesizer. Previously owned by DJ Lethal. Everything works except the floppy drive rarely is able to load patches so it needs a replacement floppy drive. It comes with one disc of patches, lots of Depeche Mode sounds on it."

2020 11 02 17 21 44 1 plinky noodle

Alex Evans

"a little octavey noodle to celebrate ordering several grands worth of bits. reminds me a bit of moderat? maybe? dunno."

disting EX - Dual VCO & dual mode help in firmware v1.5

Expert Sleepers

disting EX - dual mode help in firmware v1.5

ARGON8 Sound Set The Planets - Arpeggios

Modal Electronics

"With the exclusive sound set 'The Planets,' sound designer James Dyson created an inspiring patch collection, containing spacey arps, pads and soundscapes. This compilation is available from our MODAL website."

IO Instruments - patching galore part 1

IO Instruments

"Uwe George explains the IO Instruments Eurorack module line.
Heavy patching action involved :)

00:20 Intro
01:08 - Themisto VCO
09:13 - Euporie VCF
16:14 - Sinope VCA
19:29 - Sponde Audio / CV Mixer"

Электроника ЭМ - 15 | Electronica EM - 15 VENTA


"We restored it, added the midi and changed 2 already inoperative transistors. Now everything works correctly! The sound of this synthesizer pleases... Here is a 16 voices 100% analog bass organ 1982 release (Электроника ЭМ-14)"

"Some Dreams Die - Osiris" - Eurorack modular synth - Gavin Ryan



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

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