MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020



DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Using Novation Launchpad with Logic Pro NovationTV

Using Launchpad X with Logic Pro 10.6 // Novation
Using Launchpad Pro [MK3] with Logic Pro 10.6 // Novation
Launchpad X with Logic Pro - Arrangement View // Novation
Launchpad X with Logic Pro - Custom Modes // Novation

"Live Loops brings cell-based looping playback and performance to Logic Pro. Launchpad works seamlessly in the Live Loops workflow, to provide tactile playability and colourful grid-based feedback.

With Live Loops and any Launchpad, you can activate cells to experiment with arrangement ideas, and record your performances. Cells can contain one-shots, loops, MIDI patterns and automation data, and can be dragged-and-dropped or recorded live into Logic’s tracks area, to build song arrangements quickly."

"Logic Keys and Drum Custom Modes are available to download on These are rotated versions of the factory Drums and Keys Custom Modes, which allow you to play expressively using the pads.

Maschine Plus Test with "Techno Kick & Hi-Hat Now" SamplePacks.

Sound Provider

I just received the new Standalone Maschine Plus from Native Instruments at the Studio and I m super excited about it. I want to use it in studio to compose in many different styles and for Dawless Jam but also and especially as the brain of my next Techno Live without computer.
The first thing I do almost systematically when I get a new sampler is to test my personal Kick and Hi-Hat Sound Banks. In the past I have been surprised by the reproduction of Kicks by some samplers, some losing the sub and impact of the kicks.The hihat test is also important to see if we keep the dimension and brilliance of the percussion and also to see if the kick and hihat doesn't get lost together.
For this test, since we are never better served than by ourselves, I used 2 soundbanks that I released on Sound Provider: 'Techno kick now' & 'Techno hi-hat now' .After my first test for the moment I am super happy with the sound of the sampler, my Kicks ,Rumble Bass and Hi Hat keep their impact and power."

Töörö Live Tweaking from scratch


"This is a one shot live tweaking made with the Fred's Lab Töörö, a 6 voice hybrid polysynth.

Töörö will be released if the kickstarter goes funded, check it out:"

Moog Vocoder 16-Channel Analog Vocoder MBVO

via this auction

Korg Nautilus Music Workstation with Luciano Minetti - Kraft Music

Kraft Music

"Join us Thursday, November 12th for an exciting live event featuring the Korg Nautilus music workstation with Luciano Minetti"

ROLAND TR-6S Rhythm Performer // FACTORY PRESETS // No Talking


"Playing bank 1-3 of the factory presets of ROLAND TR-6S Rhythm Performer in the original tempo. Including FILLs."

New Kodamo VFM37 Render

New render of the upcomgin keyboard version of Kodamo's Essense FM. You might remember the initial render here, back in September. See the Kodamo label for more.

The new Kodamo VFM37 is expected to be show at SoundMit this coming weekend. Click here for some videos of exhibitors and guests to make an appearance this year. New videos have been added to the post.

Roland Juno 6 & Roland JX3P synth solo

Michal Patulski

"analogue heaven from the early 80's"

Noise Engineering Spring 2019 - Live Modular Jam Session I

Noise Engineering

More modular improvisation from the back catalog.

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
- Lapsus Os (x4, mix of protos and release)
- Pons Asinorum
- Just Friends
- Make Noise LxD
- 2HP Pluck x3
- Quant Gemi
- Quantus Pax
- The Mullet x3
- Eventide Delay
- Erica Synths Black Hole DSP
- Bastl Cinnamon x2
- WMD Aperture
- Monome with JBOB running on a NeoPi
- Coffee

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. Introduces the TB22++, Thought Box 22-Space System


The Thought Box TB22++ is a 22-space synthesizer with 3 oscillators, a Q960 Moog-style sequencer, and an incredible array of modules in a rugged, fold-able, patch-and-go cabinet.

The folding cabinet is built like a tank with solid wood, bedliner coated sides, and a unique latch/hinge mechanism.

TB22++ includes a QPS6+ power supply, a generous complement of color-coded, low-profile patch cables, and a protective case.

Yes, you can close the system without removing your patch.

1) Q174 MIDI Interface
1) Q175A MIDI Interface Aid with Arpeggiator, Portamento, Mults
3) Q167 Oscillator (VCO/LFO) with EGs and VCA
1) Q107A Filter (VCF)
1) Q114 Mixer++ 4-Channel and Signal Processing
1) Q157 SH++ Sample&Hold, LFO, Noise, Divider, Slew Limiter, Decay EG
1) Q148 Amplifier (VCA)
1) Q131 Blank-Single
1) Q173 Gate Math
1) Q179 Single/dual Envelopes with 4-Step Sequencer
1) Q960 Moog-Style Sequencer
1) Q962 Moog-Style Sequential Switch
1) Q171 3-Channel Quantizer

1) QCF22 22-Space Folding Cabinet

Power Supply
1) QPS6+ Power Supply for up to 33-spaces. Includes (1) QIC-24 Cable.

Patch Cables
2) QPA 8" Low-Profile Patch Cable, Green
16) QPA 12" Low-Profile Patch Cable, Gray, blue, brn, yel, blk
8) QPA 24" Low-Profile Patch Cable, White, purple, red, blk
2) QPA 36" Low-Profile Patch Cable, Orange, blk

1) QCF-GB QCF22 Folding Cabinet Gig-Bag (Soft)

Modular Noodling with the Instruō Saïch

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources from Omri Cohen at

ELYSIUM by Wide Blue Sound

"Motion has Evolved.

Continuing on Wide Blue Sound's rich history of kicking asteroids, Elysium raises the bar for musical movement.

Introducing ELYSIUM, an inspiring two-layer synth for creating music with spectacular tonal rhythms, movement and unrivaled playability.

With an entirely new way to create striking percussive pulses, beautiful organic arpeggios, and evolving pads, Elysium simply cannot be replicated by any other synth on the market.

Some of the biggest synths end up being preset synths, with features built for the patch designers instead of the users. Elysium is different.

With dozens of macro knobs, generators and fun ways to create movement, even your most simple patches sound more lively in Elysium than they would anywhere else. Elysium's groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed UI was designed to give you the most power and flexibility possible with the least amount of resistance.

After years of rigorous design, Elysium skillfully combines live+hybrid instruments with the most iconic synths of all time. We sampled some of the most sought-after sounds for both producers and composers, such as Gamelans, pianos, mallets, a beautiful string section recorded at a church in New York, and much more.

Run hundreds of iconic synths through the morphing Flow Engine and find yourself lost in mesmerizing pulses, sweet leads, and meditative pads."

Priced at $199 via

Lord Apex + Delphino 'Miyagi Blueprint' - Made to Express // Novation


"Rapper @LORD APEX and visual artist Delphino first collaborated in college. Years later, their creative synergy is unbreakable.

Rising rapper Lord Apex performs ‘Miyagi Blueprint’ (produced by V.Don) with Launchpad X, joined by new visuals from longtime collaborator Delphino Productions. Sacred geometry and spiritual elements blend with Apex’s characteristic demeanour, to form a melancholic vision that Delphino says 'comes from a place of love'.

Launchpad and Launchkey have always been about expression. Whether you’re a keys player, a rapper, or a producer, collaboration is at the heart of the experience. We’ve teamed up with up some incredible artists, each with a different visual collaborator, to bring you four-part, weekly series of videos and interviews that shows Launchpad and Launchkey like you've never seen them before.

--- To discover more about creating the video:

--- To find out more about Launchpad X:"

Dr Who theme AFX Station


ArpBud demo tune


"A quick demo of ArpBud, but really it was just an excuse for me put together the core of a new arpeggio-based tune. ArpBud has Tal-U-No-LX playing a semi-ratcheted arpeggio with echoes created by a Nembrini Delay. Then Redshrike screams its feedback-y heart out. Still needs a rich pad of some sort, and perhaps a thundering bass as well. Maybe throw in a Mellotron or organ as well. My prog roots run deep, I suppose.

Nembrini Delay

Also, this was played, recorded, edited, and uploaded to YouTube entirely on an iPad Pro.

Wanted to mention that the video editing was done in LumaFusion. Note that I bought the app yesterday and from never touching it before I went to an almost finished video in about three hours. An excellent video app. The "almost" bit is because I had to spend some additional time to figure out how to do scrolling credits. Not difficult but a somewhat odd and interesting technique, which I'm glad I now know how to do.

You can find me on Twitter at
I also have a Patreon at"

Emily Sprague | Chasing Light

Moog Music Inc

"Artist and musician Emily A. Sprague creates a calming multi-sensory experience set to the ambient sounds of an original arrangement crafted with the Moog One polyphonic synthesizer.

'Chasing Light' is a short film inspired by the beauty of nature and the joy of connecting with one’s surroundings through sight and sound. To accompany Emily's dreamy soundscapes, this piece (shot primarily with Super 8mm film) takes you inside the artist’s world—her home, the ocean, the mountains. It represents a day in the life of Emily, as she shared her favorite places with us, capturing them through the lens of a camera the same way we captured her adventure.

As visuals change throughout, the synthesizer arrangement morphs to bring viewers and listeners feelings of peace and comfort.

Photographs taken of and by Emily, along with an in-depth interview about her creative process, are featured at

More about Emily A. Sprague:"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends


"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike"

The list of noiz weaponry:


multiple norns and the scripts they are running:
norns 1 - COMPASS
norns 2 - CHEAT CODES
norns 3 - FOULPLAY


and a few other effects warping the noiz...

VIDEO NOIZ provided by:

Erogenous Tones - Structure
Critter & Guitari - EYESY

Bastl Instruments Ikarie by Casper & Bastl

Playlist: Ikarie by Casper x Bastl – a uniquely sculpted, flexible stereo/dual
peak filter module Ikarie Walkthrough - Every Feature Explained Ikarie - Patch
Tips Ikarie process - designers talk - Peter Edwards and Václav Peloušek

via Bastl Instruments "Reach the peaks of alien soundscapes with your Eurorack as mission control

Bastl Instruments is very proud to announce its latest collaboration with Casperelectronics – the Eurorack stereo filter Ikarie which is robust in features yet physically compact.

Ikarie is a uniquely sculpted, flexible stereo or dual peak filter module. It can continuously transition between lowpass and highpass filtering with a single knob. It also packs in an envelope follower for the incoming audio signal, which comes in handy when you're looking to increase your sound's internal animation.

Two parallel filter cores can be modulated in sync for work in the stereo realm, set apart for unique stereo effects (with either mono or stereo signal at the base), or chained together to make a 24 dB filter.

With only the mono output of the filter used, Ikarie behaves as a dual peak filter, which evokes formant-type sounds and rich, at will piercing, throaty resonance. The Beyond output gives you the spectral difference of the two filters, effectively turning the unit into a so-called twin peak filter.

Add an internal VCA, CV control over panning and resonance, optional overdrive of the input, and you can explore a vast universe of sound design possibilities, from liquidy through pinged percussive to lush and eerie. All in a very compact form factor, with tons of space for precision and creativity.

This module results from a collaboration between Václav Peloušek of Bastl Instruments and Peter Edwards of Casperelectronics. While Edwards' obsessive attention to detail gave this filter a uniquely balanced resonance and envelope response, the expertise of Peloušek delivered a one-hand user experience filter with a distinctive control scheme at a minimal footprint.

The module's name alludes to the 1963 Czech sci-fi movie Ikarie XB-1 (released as Voyage to the End of the Universe in the US), and the film served as the module's inspiration in many aspects. Long before Solaris, Space Odyssey 2001, or Star Wars, Ikarie focused on the subject of space exploration, and it paved the way for many to come. With its early electronic sound design and musical experimentation under the lead of Zdeněk Liška, immersive cinematography, and impressive production level, it remains one of the most original and exciting film titles in the science fiction genre. Bastl & Casper's Ikarie proudly carries the flag of this cinematic world.

Ikarie will be available on November 12th, through and synth stores worldwide for MSRP 240 EUR without VAT.

two parallel filter cores (left and right)
based on 12dB/oct state variable filter topology
unique lowpass/highpass switching control scheme
well balanced voltage controlled resonance circuit
envelope follower with 3 decay settings
input gain up to 5 times
stereo modulation - either panning of filter detuning
flexible patch programmable topology
beyond output for difference spectrums (twin peak filter)
modulation attenuverter
v/oct input with scaling trimmer accessible from the front panel
output stereo VCA

Technical details:
power consumption: +12V: 100mA, -12V: 95mA
PTC and fuse protected 16pin power connector"

Novation AFX Station "Avalon" 98 Organic Presets + FAQ


"Avalon soundset contains 98 fresh presets for the legendary analogue synths update – AFX Station by Novation!


Enhance possibilities of your AFX with our soundset!
Note: its a single presets, not overlays!

Powerful leads, fat analog basses, atmospheric sounds & even modular sequences.

All is responsible with modulation wheel & tempo synced!
Including the instructions of how to load.

“Avalon” soundset contains:

40 Sequences & Arps
19 Basses
17 Leads & Plucks
9 Atmo & FX
15 Modular Sounds"

PROPHET 13, Prophet 6, Lush strings. analog synth, preset 013

Bob I. Gomez

"Nice thick string sound from the Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer recorded direct to the Zoom Q3HD. Original tune & performance by Bob Gomez.
Seems it has been about 13 years since the the Prophet 08 revived the Prophet name."

Prison Air Jam on Trautonium - Rehearsing for the LudoWic Livestream Katana ZERO Soundtrack

ludoWic music

"Prison Air Jam on Trautonium - Rehearsing for the LudoWic Livestream Katana ZERO Soundtrack.

Buy your ticket here:
('Pay What You Like' with a minimum of 5$ or 5€)

Date: November 28, 2020
Time: 22:00 CET"

Norand Mono Demos

Norand Mono - Buchla Bongos
Norand Mono - Sequencer
Norand Mono - Custom accent
Norand Mono - Filter FM
Norand Mono - Randomizer
Norand Mono - Kick Drum
Norand Mono - Phase Effects
Norand Mono - Mode Note Mode
Norand Mono - 4 Operator FM

Teisco S-60P Preset Type Synthesizer SN 6086

via this auction

Moog Source Synth w/ Anvil Case, Menu, & Tape SN 3213

via this auction

"This keyboard is in incredibly good shape with little wear. All of the buttons and wheels function perfectly. It is a great combination of analog sound with digital control. The synth is monophonic so great for bass lines and leads.

This synth has the updated tape restore/backup and trigger/sync options.

I recently had this synth serviced: A new lithium battery and 2 new VRAM chips were installed, the notorious 5V regulator chip serviced, reloading of the original patch library, and minor maintenance repair."

Roland SH-2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Custom Case and JSQ-60 Sequencer

via this auction

"Legendary Roland Juno 60 polyphonic analog synthesizer in beautiful cosmetic condition. Includes a gorgeous custom red velvet flight case and JSQ-60 digital recorder/sequencer. 100% working condition; all knobs and sliders function. Sound is incredible."

Roland SH-2

via this auction

Rethink Everything you Know about FM: Korg’s opsix Altered FM Synthesizer is Here


New promo video from Korg. See this post for full details on the new opsix Altered FM Synthesizer, and here for all posts. See the dealers on the right for availability.

PO–133 Street Fighter overview

teenage engineering

"this is an overview video of PO–133 Street Fighter

the Street Fighter pocket operator™ is based on the ultra popular PO–33 K.O!, a micro sampler with 40 seconds sample memory and built-in microphone for instant sampling. this special edition comes with 16 Street Fighter inspired sound tracks and genuine samples from the original Street Fighter arcade game by Capcom®."

色々なシンセで YO-KAI Disco シンセファンに捧ぐカバー

Harumio 1529

Note the Prophet-4.

"シンセファンに捧ぐYO-KAI Disco
機材紹介パートは速読 or 一時停止推奨ですがそもそもたいしたこと書いてないので見逃してもらっても大丈夫です。"

Googlish: "YO-KAI Disco dedicated to synth fans
Sometimes I try other than YMO. If you are a YMO fan, please do not hesitate to ask.
I forgot to include COCOA (the self-made synth used in the Dongfeng video) in the equipment introduction. I am in charge of the sequence (Lch picopico).
The equipment introduction part is recommended for speed reading or pausing, but since it doesn't write much in the first place, it's okay if you miss it."

Hydrasynth Expression Series Tutorial Videos

"In this series, Product Manager of ASM and Ableton Certified Trainer, Dominic Au talks about the possibilities you could achieve with the expressiveness that Hydrasynth offers.
- Part 1 demonstrates how to setup and apply Hydrasynth’s keys & pads polyphonic aftertouch to work with Ableton Live 11
- Part 2 demonstrates how to setup and apply Hydrasynth’s MPE support to work with Ableton Live 11
- Part 3 demonstrates how to use an MPE controller to play with the Hydrasynth’s sound engine"

Hydrasynth Expression - Part 1 Polytouch (Key Pressure) with DAW (Ableton Live 11)
Hydrasynth Expression - Part 2 MPE with DAW (Ableton Live 11)
Hydrasynth Expression - Part 3 Playing with MPE Controller (Roli Seaboard Block)

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

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