MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Akai S612 w/FPA Mod. Great fun! + QD Emulator

Espen Kraft

"An awesome mod that makes it possible to control and record the sample Start/Splice - End - Decay - LFO Speed and Filter through Midi CC. Endless possibilities for glitchy fun!

What's the big deal you might ask, I can just move those sliders on the S612 itself? Yes, you can, but you can't record your movements that way. With this you can, and by doing so, you can record these movements into a DAW and later manipulate and adjust to taste to make snippets of cool stuff or whole soundscapes for further use."

Additional demos and details on the FPA mod from Hideaway Studio:

"A few demonstrations of Hideaway Studio's Front Panel Animator Module (FPA), Filter Defeat Module (FDM) and Virtual Floppy System (XD-280) for the AKAI S612 Sampler in action...

The FPA retrofit module allows most of the front panel controls including the infamous sample splice sliders and filter cutoff to be animated in realtime via 5 MIDI CC channels.

These modules have been proving popular with many upgraded units now in the wild. For those interested in further details or wishing to purchase their own module please contact me at:

Please Note: Although FPA and FDM module are a very neat fit once in place it does require strong PTH desoldering skills and patience to fit but it is not difficult for a tech to install each in less than 2 hours."

Additional links in the description here.

"Jeannie" 8 Voice DIY Teensy Synthesizer by Rolf Degen

Rolf Degen

The project is currently on

"I am currently developing a new DIY synthesizer based on a Teensy 4.0 Boards. The synthesizer will look similar to the small Shruthi Synthesizer from Mutable Instruments. Compared to the Shruthi this synth will be polyphonic, have a color TFT display and other things like a 2Channel 16Bit DA-Converter, digital and analog filters. The housing and board format is similar to the Shruthi (see picture). That's why for the DIY Project I also created the Name 'Shruthi 2' selected."

Rolf Degen is the man behind the De-Generator and TubOhm.

KMI Synth Spotlight: KBP4 meets ARGON8 from Modal Electronics

Keith McMillen Instruments

See the dealers on the right for availability on each.

KBP4 meets ARGON8: Setting up MPE

Vintage Maestro RM-1A Ring Modulator

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

The Maestro RM-1A was designed by Tom Oberheim. You can find a demo of one previously posted here.

Korg Mono/Poly SN 371237 w/ Doepfer MCV1 MIDI to CV Interface SN 005 ?

via this auction

Roland System 100 Modular 100M Synthesizer w/ Modules 130, 131, 112, 120 & 121

via this auction


112 243253
121 252911
130 252944
140 253923
131 190570

Noise Engineering Fall 2018 - Modular Jam Session

Noise Engineering

Another jam from the back catalog. This one with guest star George.

Gear List

- Jabara Sequent (prototype)
- Basimilus Iteritas Alter x2
- Roti Pola
- Pons Asinorum
- Ataraxic Iteritas x2
- Manis Iteritas
- The Mullet x3
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Xerest Dualis x2 (prototype)
- Mimetic Digitalis x2 (green prototype)
- Lapsus Os (prototype)
- Univer Inter x2 (prototype)
- Clep Diaz
- Bin Seq
- Tonnetz Sequent
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Monome with JBOB running on a NeoPi
- Coffee
- George

Berhinger mixer for monitoring.
Sony PCM-M10 for conversion to the digital domain.
Panasonic HC-770 for video.

Just a quick eq/limiting pass in Reaper. No edits etc.

Electro 11-5-2020


"raw recording straight to two-track, no remixing,... just the synths, sampler and drum machine in one take."

ARP 2600 & EMS SYNTHI Keychains

These were spotted and sent in via
M Me.

via this auction

"Wonderful keyring of the mythic ARP 2600 synthesizer. Made with classic metal engraved technique and hand paint enamel. The instrument is transmitted to this keyring through his details and technique. High quality, detail and handcraft, made with all the love for this beloved instruments.

You can use it with your keys or attach to your bags and backpacks. Go with your ARP 2600 everywhere!

An excellent gift that sure will like to any synthesizer lover.

ARP 2600 keyring measures:
76 mm x 48 mm"


"Wonderful keyring of the mythic EMS Synthi A synthesizer. Made with classic metal engraved technique and hand paint enamel. The instrument is transmitted to this keyring through his details and technique. High quality, detail and handcraft, made with all the love for this beloved instruments.

You can use it with your keys or attach to your bags and backpacks.

An excellent gift that sure will like to any synthesizer lover.

EMS Synthi A keyring measures:
45 mm x 40 mm"

MicroKorg Patches - 100 Presets - Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala

Krzysztof Steplowski

"----- Get the pack here: -----

NEW 100 unique, well designed patches for Korg MicroKorg for fans of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala etc.

You can listen to 100% dry sounds at

Melodic, living sounds ideal for ambient, downtempo, vaporwave or leftfield. Leads, pads, ARPs and textures"

Ikonika + MUNGO 'Nobody' - Made to express // Novation


"Watch @Ikonika perform ‘Nobody’ with immersive four-wall visuals by London artist Mungo.

Using Launchkey Mini, Ikonika teams up with London artist MUNGO to present a series of uncanny urban scenes, using choreographed strobing to light up familiar objects and quirky staged elements.

We have always been really passionate about doing anything we can to help enable expression, whatever that looks like. Made to Express is our four-part weekly series, with artist collaboration at the heart. Discover videos & interviews showcasing the talent of a handpicked selection of some of our favourite artists using Launchpad and Launchkey like you’ve never seen them before.

--- To discover more about creating the video:

--- To find out more about Launchkey Mini [MK3]:"

UVI Synth Anthology 3

UVI Synth Anthology 3 | Trailer
UVI Synth Anthology 3 | Overview
UVI Synth Anthology 3 | Preset Showcase

Full details:

"An incredible collection of hardware synthesizer sounds, expertly programmed, individually sculpted with outboard processors, multisampled and mastered to perfection. Synth Anthology 3 delivers the pure and powerful sounds of 132 hardware synthesizers, gently processed to taste with the best hardware processors on the market. You'll find everything from classic analogs like the Oberheim SEM and ARP 2600 to digital powerhouses like the Synclavier and FS1R, to modern classics like the OB-6, Prophet 6 and Minilogue, all expertly programmed and sampled, delivering the authentic and unmistakable sound of hardware.

-55 new hardware synths featuring classics and rarities
Includes Arp 2600, Behringer DeepMind 12, Casio HZ-600 and VZ1, Cavagnolo Exagone, Clavia NordLead 3, Crumar Spirit, Davoli Davolisint, Dotcom Modular, EML ElectroComp 101, SynKey and Synthi AKS, JEN SX1000, Kawai Synthesizer-100F, Korg PS3100, MS-50, 01RW, M3, Prologue, Polysix, 800DV and X3R, M-Liberation, M-One, M-Subsequent 37, M-Modular 3p and M-Sonic Six, Novation Peak, Oberheim Matrix-12 and SEM, Powertran Transcendent 2000, PPG 1020 and Modular, RLD D-110, RLD Fantom-G6, RLD J-6, RLD SH-5, RLD JD-990, RLD System-100 and RLD System-700, RSF BlackBox and Modular, Sequential Circuits Six-trak, Studiologic Sledge, Teenage Engineering OP-1, OP-Z, PO-14 and PO-16, Vermona Synthesizer, Waldorf Pulse 2, Wave and Quantum, Yamaha SY-2 and V50, and Yusynth. -542 Waveforms created from 50+ hardware
-Updated UI
-Updated FX section with EQ
-Updated arpeggiator section with Chord and Phrase modes
-1,000+ all new factory presets

SpazeDrum: Filter Noize


"Teasing one of the new digital filters, until it starts to make noize :)"

La Baguette - A Neutron Flux Filter piece

Supercritical Synthesizers

"A small nod to the french beat.

Crisp mode this time and some bandpass filtering. Two saw waves and a clocked decay envelope is used. The bandpass mode has a good thump even without the boost mode. A bit of stereo widening for sauce.

The horn-like part on the Antumbra Knit is sequenced by Ornaments & Crime Hemispheres' trigger sequencer and then driven in a distortion box that started as a RAT but then evolved into something else.


Thonk - Pot Shaft Adapters

Thonk Synth DIY

"Other companies sell these, but at extortionate prices! We're selling them at £3/$3.25 for 20 pieces, not a dollar each. Buy here -"

Xaoc Devices Sarajewo Analog Delay & Katowice Stereo Variable Band Isolator

Xaoc Devices

See the dealers on the right for availability.

***** SARAJEWO, 1984 Syncable Analog Delay Line

Sarajewo is an analog delay module based on old school (but newly
manufactured) BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) chips. It features three delay
taps, an external clock input with various tempo sync factors, and a
wide range of settings controllable via CV. It is based on high quality
components with maximum effort put towards the highest sound quality
possible, while still preserving the charm of the BBD technology. The
module offers a clean and warm analog sound with tons of character and a
comfortable user interface with a tap tempo button, signal level
indicators, sync and CV inputs, four signal outputs, and an adjustable
feedback filter.

- BBD-based analog delay unit
- Up to 1560ms of analog delay times
- Three delay taps with individual outputs
- External clock synchronization
- Manual tap tempo function
- Variable tempo divisions and multiplications
- Automatic bandwidth control
- Tilt filter in feedback loop
- External feedback loop input

- 12hp, skiff friendly
- Current draw: +180mA/-120mA
- Reverse power protection

Xaoc Devices Katowice. Stereo Variable Band Isolator.

, 1978 Stereo Variable Band Isolator

Katowice is a stereo variable–band isolator that allows the user to
manipulate a selected range of frequencies. It is the first module in a
series of upcoming Xaoc Devices products designed specifically for
processing stereo signals. Katowice splits the stereo input signal into
three bands: low, middle, and high. While the knobs and CV inputs define
the center frequency and bandwidth of the mid band, the low and high
bands are automatically adjusted so that the sum of all three is a
complete signal. All three bands are passed through high quality VCAs
and their stereo outputs are available separately for further
processing. A stereo mixdown signal is also available.

Katowice may be used as a crossover network, a parametric EQ, DJ-style
kill filter, or other band-selective applications, including multiband
compression and stereo enhancement.

- 3-band, 24dB/oct crossover module
- Voltage controlled band configuration
- Three stereo VCA blocks
- Voltage controlled attenuation in each band

- 10hp, skiff friendly
- Current draw: +100mA / –100mA
- Reverse power protection


Instruō - Saïch Oscillator


See the dealers on the right for availibility.

"The Instruō saïch is a quad oscillator with super-saw functionality and built in “smart” VCA mixing. At its core are four fully analogue sawtooth waveforms that can be intervallically offset, individually and globally detuned, transformed and transposed, and mixed together in creative and interesting ways.

A perfect companion for the harmonàig quantiser, it can easily create harmonically structured chord voicings perfect for lush subtractive patching. Paraphonic patching in analogue with eurorack has now become considerably more convenient!

No quad quantiser in your system? Not to worry!
saïch includes beautifully simple diatonic modes allowing for the creation of
Ionian and Aeolian chord scales with a single 1V/octave CV source."

Beast-Tek Transmuter - Drum Machine and Groove Box Interface Eurorack Module


Beast-Tek Transmuter Volca Drum Test
Beast-Tek Transmuter VS MC-101
Beast-Tek Transmuter VS ER-1

"Transmuter is a bi-directional 8 channel MIDI to gate/trigger AND gate/trigger to MIDI packed into a single 10hp module. Transmuter was designed to get your external gear working together with your Eurorack modular so that you can expand your creativity and sonic palette without having to move to a bigger rack. Unlike most other MIDI to CV converters, Transmuter does not have a 1V/octave output for pitch which may seem weird at first .. BUT this is because Transmuter was designed to get external gear jamming alongside your modular without a DAW, instead of providing external control of your modular by a DAW, sequencer or keyboard.

5 Patchlets with Fundamental in VCV Rack

Omri Cohen

00:00 - Patch 1
06:26 - Patch 2
09:41 - Patch 3
12:32 - Patch 4
15:45 - Patch 5

Here is more about Fundamental -
Here are my presets for Fundamental -
And how to install them -

You can find additional resources, including some for this video, available from Omri Cohen at

1980's Akai VX600 6-Voice Analog Poly Synth

via this auction

"1988 Akai VX600, recently serviced and calibrated with a fresh battery. Original sound presets are no longer saved to the internal memory, however new programs can be save and stored. Super rare! AC power cable included."

MFB-Synth Lite II

via this auction

Roland Juno 106 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Studio Electronics Omega 2 Discrete Analog Synth SN 1036

via this auction

"SE Omega 2 discrete analog synth.. 2 voice with Moog and Oberheim Filters.. This synth sounds wicked.. period. It can surely cover the territory of a minimoog and oberheim xpander / 2 voice but can also deliver some fantastic Jupiter 8 / Roland sounds with ease."

Roland Jupiter-8 Autographed by Greg Hawkes of 'The Cars' ?

via this auction

"This is one of 2 autographed Roland Jupiter 8 keyboards that actually was owned by and toured with Greg Hawkes of The Cars. I am a technician and friend for many years and have worked on Gregs keyboards in the past. The unit is in decent working condition"

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

【エレクトーン演奏】Stratovarius - "Forever" on YAMAHA Electone D85 / D800


"Final song from 1996 album 'Episode'."

Patch Notes: Hélène Vogelsinger

video by FACTmagazine
"As part of the practice behind Hélène Vogelsinger‘s modular synth compositions, the French singer and sound designer explores abandoned places and connects with their energies to create immersive and suspended moments. “I love the fact that they have layers of stories and histories, with different occupants, often crossing times, and always full of beautiful and melancholic poetry,” she says.

Prior to this episode of Patch Notes, Vogelsinger went on a 800km trip to visit an abandoned cloister, where she took pictures, videos and recorded soundscapes. She then came back to her studio and started to create the musical foundations based on what she experienced during that day. “I always compose my main sequences and record the vocals and instruments upstream,” she says. “It is the first phase of creation.”

A few weeks later, Vogelsinger returned to record the finished piece, but the building wasn’t accessible. But on her way back home, in the south of France, she came across an abandoned castle, “an improbable apparition”, in the middle of an industrial zone. “With Chalisk, who films all my sessions, we were amazed and shocked at the same time,” she says. “We were amazed by this place’s aura and energy and shocked by the way it has been ransacked.”

Although the piece wasn’t recorded for the space, the castle’s own history (the family who lived there helped refugees who fled war) and aura made it suitable for the session.

“The installation and the recording session are always a process within the process, which takes a few hours. Technically it requires a good organisation: three modular cases and hundred of cables, a generator, a camera, lights and again so many cables,” she says. “It is something really intense, especially in those types of abandoned places, where you have to avoid a lot of obstacles.”

Vogelsinger’s latest album, Contemplation, is available now on Modularfield:

Video by Chalisk Pito"

IO Instruments - patching galore part 2

IO Instruments

"Uwe George explains the IO Instruments Eurorack module line.
More spaghetti...

00:30 - Pasiphae Experimental Ringmodulator
07:50 - Himalia Penta Sound Source"

Part 2 here

Ambient Dreams 002 [Roland Jupiter 8, Valhalla Shimmer]

Star Diver

"A continuation of the series created to bring you closer to the experience of polyphonic electronic music experimentation, late at night with the lights down low. The world is asleep and all that exists is the mind & body connecting to the music through the interface of the synthesizer, channelling information from the beyond. Let your eyes relax and blur to taste, breathe slowly, and just listen if you are so inclined. I hope you enjoy."

HW Sequencer Kawai Q80ex Midi Clock sync file


"At the request of Mark Pigott I have created this video in which the Q80ex plays a blank track to send Midi Clock to the blofeld.
Midi Ox recognizes the departure, continue and return to the beginning.
I also attach the snapshot that MidiOx has created.
Hope this can help anyone who wants to sync their blofeld via midi clock.
As additional information, I usually start the Q80 at least one bar before starting the Blofeld, otherwise, Blofeld may stumble because in "Auto" mode, by not receiving a midi clock, Blofeld will continue your own internal clock.
MidiOx snapshot:"

A SYNTRX Performance (4k version)

Genshi Media Group


As I was exploring the capabilities of the Erica Synths SYNTRX, I came up with a patch on it, and a sequence on the Make Noise 0-CTRL, that vaguely reminded me of something with that "Boards of Canada" flavor... so I had to capture it on video.

#EricaSynths #Syntrx #MakeNoise0Ctrl"

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

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