MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Native Instruments Maschine Plus with Eurorack modular Synth test to find my next Techno Live Setup.

Sound Provider

"Raw video about me testing Maschine Plus and Eurorack combo for my next Techno Live set . I would like to use only one Modular Synth case.
We'll see at the end if I succeed :)


Leonard de Leonard"

Friday Underground | Noise Engineering -

Cinematic Laboratory

"After creating the Imitor Versio video I couldn't stop experimenting and suddenly ended up with this 'extreme' techno with Manis Iteritas doing a metal guitarish lead. So no video patchnotes for this one, I want to invite you to my secret deep underground party where all virtual drinks are served ice cold. Have a great weekend!

Modules used:
1010Music Toolbox (gate sequences)
Polyend Preset (pitch)
Manis Iteritas (lead)
Queen of Pentacles (beats)
Imitor Versio & Desmodus Versio (FX).

It's a lot of sound for such a small set of modules.

Visit Cinematic on Soundcloud:"

QUATTRON4093 circuit testing


"Original drone synth."

In the making...

You can find additional creations from denha in previous posts here.

ꈛꀆꊛꋪꊛ꓄ ꌛꋬꁣ℃ꊛꁣꍌ

"This is a jam resulting from messing round with the sp-1200 and sampling things from around the house. I eventually swapped out the sampled 'bang on the chair' for a sampled 909 kick and snare and added synth parts from an ensoniq mirage (wavetable created from a casio cz-5000) and black corporation's deckard's dream to compliment the percussion of the sp-1200. Recorded to 2-track via various outboard. 240591"

PianoTronic MP-210 Mini Piano

via this auction

Yo can find a demo of one here.

"Electron Echo Vintage Mini Piano PianoTronic Vintage Pocket Keyboard Synth. Comes with original box, songbook and plastic holder/case. New batteries inside and appears to work however seems a lot lower volume than I remember these being. Not certain but I think it should be louder. No volume control, though. "

Novation Nova Desktop Synth 16 Voice OS 4.10 BLACK FRIDAY SALE SN 03198

via this auction

"Novation nova desktop synth OS 4.10 which increases the polyphony to 16 voices

Fully Factory reset with manual excellent condition everything is solid.

Original power supply"

NOS Main Board for Suzuki Omnichord OM-200M

via this auction

"Replacement main board for an Omnichord 200 M. This is unused new old stock, so it is in perfect working order. Bring your Omnichord up to perfect working condition again for wayyyy cheaper than it costs to buy a new one!!

There are only a small handful of these parts still available worldwide, and this is one of the very last ones. Ordered from Suzuki in the UK, and selling here at a reduced price. Suzuki UK only has 1-2 of these remaining and will not be making any more.

Please note this board is only for Rev B and later. For it to work with a Rev A, additional parts are needed. Most 200-Ms are Rev B or later.

I simply bought the wrong part, and didn’t want to pay to return it to the UK, so I figured I’d sell it here instead. Simple replacement process, but a tech may be needed depending on the buyer’s level of experience.

Part number MGS-50A (228-21332)"

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60 + MKII w/ Original Box

via this auction




Model:Samples Live Performance

Patchwerks Seattle

Model:Samples at Patchwerks

"In this video resident expert Hannah (VÄN) from Patchwerks performs for us on the Elektron Model:Samples. Model:Samples is Hannah's go to drum machine and sampler player. With it's knob per function layout it's a breeze for her to perform with.

Packed with great sounds!
The sound engine uses high-quality digital samples. There are 300 preset sounds supplied by Splice, ranging from the familiar kicks, snares, and hi-hats to exotic, never-before-heard ones. With a few tweaks, you can easily personalize any sample until it sounds just the way you want it. Transfer your own samples into it, or use any of the expertly crafted custom sound packs.

Dedicated knobs!
As an Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. They’re all right there on the front panel; just grab a knob and twist it. Unleash your music spontaneously using the six tough, velocity-sensitive pads. Record your every move live, or punch in your creation one step at a time using the superb Elektron sequencer.
Ready to go!
At under one kilogram, you’re getting the benefits of a light and convenient machine that will surprise you with its snarling sonic power.

Key Features:
- Control All lets you twist your sounds to oblivion. Then use Reload to take you back to where you started
- Use Parameter Locks to automate parameters. Each step can have a totally different sound
- Load six samples at once – just like a kit. Great when you have made a - ---- Pattern with Parameter Locks, LFOs etc… Load six new samples to instantly experiment and come up with unique and unexpected results
- Write basslines and melodies using Chromatic Mode
- New Chance parameter. Chance determines the possibility whether the sequencer steps on a track are triggered or not. Combining Chance with the - Control All functionality can lead to many interesting results and happy accidents
- Record sequences with or without quantization. Steps can be micro-timed with individual Swing control per track
- Individual Step Length per track
- Individual Tempo Multiplier per track
- Class compliant USB audio 2.0

Order an Elektron Model:Samples here:
Performance by: Hannah Carlson
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Arturia Tutorials | PolyBrute - Episode 1: Voice Architecture


"In this episode, Matt dissects the many components, controls, and settings that define PolyBrute's expansive range of voices before modulation or expression. This includes the dual Brute VCOs, the twin VCF setup, the LFO section, and more."

Smith's original polyphonic synthesizer

PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

"I played Smith's original polyphonic synthesizer 'Smith No. 1' (I named it myself) with a wireless MIDI adapter and Qden-kun, which was made by Smith(2)"

PikoPiko brought us the Prophet-Mini posted here.

They also shared the following REON LEGEND driftbox prototype video on their channel:

REON driftbox prototype
2018/05/27 梅田ナカイ楽器にて

MONOME Norns/fates + ARC + 16n Faderbank: Study 001


"Monome Norns/Fates controlled by ARC & 16n Faderbank. Performed Live.
ARC controls 4 virtual 'Tape' heads in Fates ASH app. The ARC controls position, speed, direction & pitch in very high resolution increments.
The 16n Faderbank is midi mapped to the parameters in ASH to control the number of grains, grain size, grain spread for each tape head and a master reverb.
All sounds and loops from Fates - no external effects or processing. The output is recoded back into Fates via the Record App running simultaneously.
The 4 loops were made prior on other fates apps and recorded via Fates then loaded into ASH."

Noise Engineering Introduces the Imitor Versio - stereo delay module and DSP platform for Eurorack

Noise Engineering

"The Imitor Versio (IV) is a 10HP stereo delay module and DSP platform for Eurorack. This 12-tap stereo delay and DSP platform opens up an entire world of intricate delays.


0:06 Overview
0:52 Knobs and Tap
4:41 Two switches
5:37 CV Inputs
6:14 DSP Platform and flashing firmware to Desmodus Versio
6:53 Jam

For more info, visit your local retailer or Noise Engineering's website:

To sign up or access the Customer Portal:

You can add this firmware to the Desmodus Versio stereo delay reverb module. For more information on the Desmodus Versio:

Check out our blogs on our website, too! We're adding new posts all the time and would love your feedback.

Modular synth demo by Patrick O'Brien 'POB'.

'Ask your doctor if Imitor Versio is right for you.'"

345.00 - see the dealers on the right for availability.

"Imitor Versio is a delay designed for experimentation. With 12 delay taps and a slew of parameters designed to make the delay perform in unfathomable ways, IV is perfect for creating unusual echoes, experimenting with different delay shapes and patterns, adding vintage flare to an atmosphere, and more.

Ask your doctor if Imitor Versio is right for you.

A note to our international friends: shipping from the US to other countries remains unpredictable. We ship anywhere, but consider supporting a local retailer if you have concerns (or even if you don’t!)."

The Bat Verb | Part 05 | Imitor Versio firmware

Cinematic Laboratory

"Noise Engineering has just released a new firmware for the Desmodus Versio, the 'versatile imitator'. It's a twelve tap delay with tempo sync, delay timing skew, circular stereo panning, distortion, tralis that rise and fall, shimmer and harmonically related pitch shifting. POB has done an excellent walkthrough on all features (see link in video), so I'll just focus on how it sounds in various patches. the IV is also available as a dedicated module with its own faceplate, and faceplates can be ordered for your DV if you're planning on permanent use.

Please note the IV is a delay that's designed to be discovered so make sure to spend some time with it. I noticed it features a lot of sonic textures which are also found on some of the best delays around. So this one may be the droid you've been looking for in just 10 HP. Highly recommended!"

See this post for additional details and demos.

Modular Noodling with Pointeuse and Guillotine from Ritual Electronics and Imitor Versi firmware

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources from Omri Cohen at

Zynthian: DIY Raspberry PI Linux Synthesizer and audio production tool / part 2

Floyd Steinberg

"#Zynthian: DIY #RaspberryPI Linux #Synthesizer and audio production tool / part 2. Table of contents below! In the first video [posted here] I built my custom "Zynthian" device using standard components. Today, I'll add an external audio interface and a MIDI controller for live tweaking sounds, and use the built-in sequencer to create a drum track, finishing the video by creating a complete track using the built-in sample library, virtual synths and guitar effects.

Table of contents
00:00 introduction
00:24 hardware overview
01:03 installing the USB audio interface
02:07 installing a VNC server for remote control
02:42 setting up the MIDI controller (Korg Nanokontrol)
03:42 using layers
04:10 step sequencer
04:32 adding effect layers
04:56 recording some tracks: synth pad (with live filter tweaking)
05:45 piano
06:09 electric piano
06:37 bass
06:51 adding guitar using a real guitar and MOD
07:22 finished track with lead sound by TAL noisemaker
09:21 conclusion and thoughts on Zynthian
10:20 bye-bye"



"Inspired by the arrival of a Molex power splitter, I got my modular stuff organized on the techno table and ripped out a patch. Some Noise Engineering Basimulus Iteras Alter, Plaits, Expert Sleepers FH2, Snyderphonics Manta Mate Arturia Microbrute and other fun items."

AE Modular Synth ... DISTORTION DEMO!!! #TTNM


"Showing a bunch of ways to achieve distortion effects in the AE Modular synthesizer.


Some Metalheads were discussing distortion techniques on the AE Modular forum, so I made this demo video to show some super simple ways to overdrive, fuzz and crush you signals with common modules."

➤ Bandcamp:
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Korg Wavestate - "Cinematica Vol 2" 40 Performances


"Introducing: 'Cinematica' Vol.2 soundset with one of the most deep patches you heard on Korg Wavestate.


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

The second part of the series is devoted to organic & motion sounds ready to go in your action track.

40 performances ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Inside of the pack:


Enjoy and may the music come with you!"


Woody Piano Shack

"I played the KORG NAUTILUS and YAMAHA MODX Synthesizer Workstation Keyboards for 30 minutes each. Here are the highlight moments. I browsed through the presets somewhat randomly looking for inspiring patches and improvised to whatever first fame to mind. In this video we focus on the synth style sound category and in the next video we will explore acoustic sounds, pianos, organs and orchestral. After more upcoming demo videos I'll give my review and comparison of the NAUTILUS vs the MODX. I hope this video is helpful if you are choosing to purchase one of these as it demos the sound character and quality of each keyboard."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

10 Iconic Depeche Mode Intros

Espen Kraft

"Some iconic Depeche Mode intros and openings.
Live sequenced and played on a variety of 80s synths, samplers and drum machines.

Master and Servant (Some Great Reward) 1984
New Life (Speak and Spell) 1981
Just Can't Get Enough (Speak and Spell) 1981
Meaning of Love (A Broken Frame) 1982 *wrong picture art and title in the video -SORRY!
Nothing to Fear (A Broken Frame) 1982
Everything Counts (Construction Time Again) 1983
New Dress (Black Celebration) 1986
Agent Orange (Music For the Masses) 1987
Enjoy the Silence (Violator) 1990
Never Let Me Down Again (Music For the Masses) 1987
World in My Eyes (Violator) 1990 - Outro music

Gear used:
Emax 2, Casio CZ1000, E-MU Drumulator, Akai S700, Sequential TOM, Roland Alpha Juno, Sequential Six-Trak, Yamaha TX816, Korg Poly-61, Roland JX-8P.

Every segment is sequenced by Nuendo DAW with midi sync going to a Doepfer MSY2 that provides necessary trigger sync to drum machines when needed.
The Emax 2 and Roland Alpha Juno 2 is played live, while other sounds and parts have been overdubbed."

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer (1981) Living On Video - 80s Synthwave - Trans-X


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

The classic synthwave track from the 80s years.
Living on Video by Canadian synth-pop band Trans-X written and published in 1982, released as a single 1983. In the original song played with the Roland SH-101

all synthesizer sounds: Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer (1981)
drums: E-MU Samples
recording: multi-track without MIDI, 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:"

Roland SH-101 Demo Electropop

Tom Noise

"Little track entirely made with a Roland SH-101.
Recorded and arranged in Ableton Live.
No Equalizers or Effects, just a multiband mastering tool on the output."

All Roland MKS-80 Synthesizer Demo Tracks

Roland MKS-80 Synthesizer Demo - Synthpop - Retrowave
Tom Noise

"All sounds and drums were made with a Roland MKS-80.
Recorded and arranged in Ableton Live."

Roland MKS-80 Synthesizer Demo - Electronic

"Demotrack made with a Roland MKS-80. Mixed and arranged in Logic Pro."

Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro

via this auction

Crazy price, but it's the only one currently on Reverb and I guess for the 1% it's the equivalent to the price of a toothpick for the rest of us...

"There were only about 400 of these made and they never come up for sale. This one is mint and has been kept in a climate controlled smoke free studio it's entire life."

Roland Jupiter 8 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Beautiful MINT condition with boxes and manual. Handeled with extreme care in Pro Studio but first owner. Very hard to find in this state. Superclean inside as well.

Just back from Pro Service (Report included), so it can be enjoyed for years without issues. Sold with invoice and warranty."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 SN 0630

via this auction

"I bought this Prophet 5 in Venice from a music producer 6 years ago. It's the rare Rev2 version. It has a stronger and warmer sound compared to the later versions, but more instable.

The Power supply is a little bit noisy and the synth needs to be turned on for 15 minutes and a few autotunes to stabilize. But all these things are normal for this version. The sound has its charm and character, the SSM gives the sound a distinctive power. Mine has just been recently serviced. An SSM 2020, a few SSM30, an I3292 (electronic switch), TL084 (operational) have been replaced with original components. Ideally necessary a recalibration of the ADC and DAC from a good tech to have a perfect instrument."

Sequential Pro 8

via this auction

Octave The Cat - Analog Synthesizer 1978

via this auction

Polovoks Maestro USSR Synthesizer

Маэстро синтезатор СССР.Maestro USSR synthesizer. Demo.No talking.
Дмитрий Боровских

via this auction

"The instrument is made on the basis of the legendary polivoks synthesizer. Has exactly the same filter. The synthesizer has 4 voices, and a preset selection matrix, good, deep chorus, arpeggiator with different modes of operation.

Several good and useful modifications have been installed. Replaced all old unreliable parts. The Maestro sounds much more powerful and deeper than its counterparts, made by High Resonsnce.

ADDED MIDI! By midi it is possible to control the filter and control the apeggiator.

The output is set to Jack 6,3. Headphone output Jack 6,3.
The set includes an original case from MAESTRO.
Also included is a music stand.

Several photos show the insides."

Novation Bass Station MK1 90's Analogue Bass Synthesizer SN 0006145

via this auction, also on Reverb

KORG Polysix PS-6 Synthesizer w/ NEW CPU (KLM-367A) Board Installed

via this auction

Pic of the KLM-367A board below.

"Work list:
Change all elec. caps
Change all buffer Opamps on CPU board (brand new remanufactured) and about 1/2 of Opamps on other boards.
New transistors, power regulator and fuses installed on power supply board.
New phototransistor installed on module board.
New "spark-killer" capacitor installed (relocated on power switch pins).
New memory back up battery installed on socket.
Keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning.

Voltage changed to 120 or 220-240V for free on buyer's request.

MIDI retrofit installed on buyer's request, buyer pays to provider who can ship to 3rd party. No work fee required."

Strymon Night Sky and Cobalt8 Synth Jam - Friday Fun


"We just got the @strymon Night Sky Time-warped Reverberator in for review and it matched the @Modal Electronics Cobalt8 so well for colour, we decided to pair them up."

Erica Synths Introduces Black Sequencer Eurorack Module

Erica Synths

"Hello world! It has been a long trip, but we are glad to announce that the Black Sequencer will be finally available on November 20th this year. We are really excited about it and cant wait to see how you will integrate it in your eurorack setup!

Patch description - Rhythmic bass part is made with Black VCO II PULSE and SUB outs mixed together an then send through the upcoming Black LPG module and then sent through the Black Stereo Delay in TAPE mode. Main lead is also a Black VCO II but with a SAW output sent through the Multimode VCF and Black Hole DSP II with "Stalker Reverb" patch loaded. The quiet rhythmic piano is Pico Voice in Wavefolder mode. Everything is sequenced with the Black Sequencer."


"The Erica Synths Black Sequencer takes classical modular sequencing to the next level by adding tons of features required for contemporary modular synthesizers.

The Black Sequencer features 4 channels with CV, gate and modulation outputs, up to 64 step sequences that can be chained into songs, independent track time divisions, multiplications and lengths. It includes a built-in quantizer, LFOs, envelope generators, parameter randomization, a MIDI in/out and many other features essential for composing and performing electronic and experimental music. Even though it provides many programmable parameters per step, it’s intuitive, easy and straightforward to use, and we believe that it will become a master controller for many modular setups.

4 CV/GATE/Modulation tracks
Clock and Reset In/Out
16 encoders for easy sequence input
Up to 64 steps per pattern
Song mode – up to 64 patterns in chain, each pattern can be repeated up to 32 times
Note, Glide, Gate length and Modulation adjustment per step
Probability, repeats and ratcheting per step
Microtonal tuning
Adjustable shuffle per track, shuffle mode customization
Timing divisions/multiplications per track
Built-in quantizer
Random pattern generator
16 banks of 16 pattern memory
SD card slot for backup and firmware updates

Shipping in the beginning of December
RRP: 510 EUR (tax excl.)"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Eurorack manufacturing in Berlin - Tubbutec USB Bridge A


"This is how we made the first batch of our latest eurorack module: USB bridge A:
Our modules are designed and made in Berlin.

For larger batches or established products we have an assembly partner, also in Berlin.

Turn on subtitles for explanations.

Music: Kurt Y. Gödel - Sunrise Faders

0:00 Applying solder paste
0:16 SMD assembly in a pick and place machine
0:49 Reflow soldering
1:09 Visual inspection
1:14 THT soldering
1:34 Flashing the firmware
1:38 Testing and labeling
1:46 Final product"

"Routes and merges midi data between two USB devices and one TRS midi device.

USB Bridge A features two midi USB hosts and conventional TRS midi (type A) input and output.
Midi data is routed between the connected devices and merged if necessary. Routing is very fast with very low latency.

Data received from a USB device will be send to the other USB device and to the TRS output.
Data received on the TRS input will be sent to the two USB devices.
Depending on the kind of data it will be merged, see below.

You can use this to:

Connect one or two midi USB midi controllers/keyboards to a conventional midi device
Connect a keyboard to a module with only USB device capability
Connect a cheap USB midi interface and get more conventional midi IOs
Use your phone to control your Eurorack or as a synthesizer
Connect a synthesizer via USB"

Kebu's Roland synths (part 2)


"Kebu shows off his Roland synth collection. In this part, Kebu presents his JD-XA, SE-02 and FANTOM. In the end of the video, Kebu gives a jam with the three synths, controlled and clocked from the FANTOM.

0:00 Roland JD-XA
5:27 Roland SE-02
9:25 Roland FANTOM
17:44 Jam with the FANTOM, SE-02 and JD-XA

(Apologies for my mispronunciation! It should of course be 'JD-XA', not 'GD-XA')" You can find Kebu's Roland Synths Part 1 here.

Introducing the Haywyre Signature Sound Bank for Nord Wave 2


"Introducing the Haywyre signature sound bank for Nord Wave 2 - an exclusive patch collection created by the US electronic artist Haywyre!

The sound bank incorporates influences of genres such as electronic, house, jazz and contemporary dance music combining both samples, virtual analog, wavetable and FM synthesis. All sounds are available for free download at! #haywyre #nordwave2 #soundbank #iseenord

Download and listen to sound demos here:"



"Some more in depth functions this time. I"m using the SHIFT and ROUTING menu a lot, assigning more complex functions when creating the sounds. I did no overdubs or edits, everything is one take with DIVA CTRL for Launch Control XL."

Additional posts featuring DIVA CTRL

Focus on Waldorf STVC: Using the Freeze Function


"This is part 4 of our tutorial series for the Waldorf STVC Synthesizer & Vocoder."

WaldorfMusicChannel Waldorf STVC posts

Hey EMW, let's talk! v2

EMW Synthesizers


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

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