Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Teenage Engineering Eurorack, POM-400 Matrix Kits & Talking to Aliens with a Steiner Masters Touch

Talking to Aliens video upload by Dave Vondle

This is a bit of a triple post. Dave Vondle of wrote in to let me know the final 9 units of the Ghielmetti Pin Matrix Kit for the Teenage Engineering POM-400, previously posted here, have been completed. It's featured in the video above and in a post by Teenage Engineering on converting their Pocket Operator Modules (POM) to eurorack.

That said, first the description for the video above:

"Figured out how to communicate to extraterrestrial organisms.

The Calmset 3 connected to my brain is generating the frequencies - and the Masters Touch is taking breath, bite, and touch into the Teenage Engineering POM-400 (with my matrix kit attached). Breath controls the amplitude and bite/touch modify filter parameters. This all runs through the VOCU tape echo."

See here for some additional posts featuring the Masters Touch including pics. You can also find some info on Patchman Music here.

Second, info on the final batch of Matrix Kits from

"Over a year ago I created a bolt-on kit to turn a Teenage Engineering Pocket Modular 400 into a matrix synth like the EMS Synthi. Instead of using cables to patch outputs from one module into inputs of another, you use the supplied pins to connect a row (output) to the corresponding column (input).

I have completed the final batch of 9 kits, as the manufacturer of the matrices recently went out of business. Teenage engineering just wrote a blog post featuring the kit, so I figured it would be a good time to get these last kits out there.

More info about the kit:

The matrix itself was made in Switzerland by the established patchbay company, Ghielmetti, and the kit simply bolts onto the back of the POM-400 modules with the supplied hardware - there is no soldering required. Once bolted on, it enables you to make 100% of all the patches you could otherwise make using cables, with the added benefit of having virtually no restrictions on the number of available outputs and inputs for each module. Patch cables can still be used in conjunction with the matrix for interfacing the system with external modules and running sound out from the device.

I thought you folks might be interested! For more details and to place an order go to

Bonus Video - Here’s me when I patched a Steiner Master’s Voice into the POM-400, with the kit installed:" [above]

Third: eurorack conversions for Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operator Modules (and euro racking Pocket Operators):

via Teenage Engineering: eurorack is a very common system format when it comes to modular synths. there are tons of modules and manufacturers on the market and the pocket operator modular series is eurorack compatible. this means any POM system can be used together with any other module, from any other brand. while the pocket rack format is slightly smaller than eurorack, you only need some minor tweaks to fit your pocket operator modules in your eurorack system.

here are a few ways to 'eurorackify' your pocket operator modulars and pocket operators, plus a bonus mod to really expand the capabilities of your POM-400.

eurorack front panels for POM
the two companies and jklmnt have joined forces and created custom eurorack front panels for the complete range of modules available in the pocket operator modular POM-400 and POM-170. pick your favorite module and mount that in your existing eurorack system, or create a complete replica of an entire system. the various panels range from 6 hp width, up to 18 hp.

power adapters
they've also made a convenient power adapter that easily converts the power connector from pocket rack to eurorack. no soldering is required and everything above is available through the oddvolt webstore.

pokit for POM-16 by grayscale
the company grayscale makes modules and stylish eurorack front panels for a lot of products. their pokit is a eurorack conversion kit for the POM-16 keyboard. the front panel has a matte black finish and is 42 hp wide. the kit even comes with matching gray official knobs. this is a great option for enabling your system with the 4-channel sequencer, arpeggiator and keyboard that is the POM-16.

pocket operators and eurorack
the usually hand-held regular pocket operators can also be used in a eurorack system. this could for instance be a great way to create a portable and powerful grab-and-go live performance instrument, or to have pocket operators tightly and neatly integrated into your studio setup. here are two examples of how to mount pocket operators in a eurorack case.



Strymon StarLab: A Detailed Demo and Tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We present a detailed look at StarLab the new 'time-warped reverberator module' from Strymon. It brings together many of the features found in their NightSky pedal with a multitude of CV controls and more. It has three different reverb algorithms, a delay line, Karplus-Strong string synthesizer, multimode filter, and an assignable LFO.

00:19 Introduction to the StarLab
01:24 The reverb textures/algorithms
03:45 Shimmer and Glimmer
06:03 CV control of the reverb
06:54 Delay
08:03 Karplus-Strong string synthesizer
10:46 Filter
12:52. LFO

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Meet the Break Glass Benjozeit - a Benjolin and Zeitgeist Combined

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Here is a short demo something a long time in the making. This is the BenjoZeit, a licensed copy of Rob Hordijk’s beloved DIY workshop circuits released to the public over a decade ago. The Break Glass BenjoZeit contains both the Benjolin and Zeitgeist circuits, true to form, warts and all. The finished limited edition of 5 are simply beautiful and 2 years in the making. Commissioned before the onset of the events of early 2020, these have finally met us 2 years later.

There will not be a second run as these were handmade to the extreme in a beautifully spacious tabletop format.

Available now on for a limited time."

Roland Juno 106 w/ Refurbished Voice Chips & Case

via this auction

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"A high water mark for glassine pads, premier brass stabs, and surprisingly present basses, the Roland Juno 106 is well deserving of it's status as a classic synthesizer. All voices have been refurbished, this is a fully working specimen, with all sliders and pots cleaned and working wonderfully.

This model was a Japanese market 100v unit. We performed the following actions for smooth North America operation...

-Replaced hard wired 100vac plug with IEC Jack and chassis grounded.
-Replaced original 100vac transformer with new 120vac transformer.
-Replaced original battery with socket for cr3032 and new battery.

Very good condition overall, includes hard case as photo'd.

Roland JU-06A Juno Boutique

via this auction

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Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

The CS-50 is the 4 voice version of the legendary CS-80, it uses the exact same circuitry as its larger brothers and sounds identical. This particular instrument has just undergone complete restoration including:

- all new electrolytic and tantalum capacitors
- power supply refurb
- all voices tested
- all controls cleaned and lubricated
- all hardware tightened
- control panel and knobs cleaned
- all CMOS devices replaced
- burn in and full calibration"

Technics SX WSA1R Minus Data Wheel

via this auction

"As you can see from the second picture there is a little Bend to the left side of the rack. You could bend it back. There are a few scratches on the unit including one on the top and it stands out more due to the silver medal underneath the black paint, a black permanent marker would make it less visible. It is missing one of the knobs. As for the functioning everything seems to turn."

ARPchives LIVE! with Dan Goldstein

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Join us on #GivingTuesday to celebrate ARP Instruments, The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation, ARP Instruments and speak with Dan Goldstein, Chief Technology Officer and lead developer at Cherry Audio"

The Story of the Roland Juno - Rise of the DCO

video upload by Johnny Morgan

"A documentary short detailing the history of Rolands 1980's Juno series synthesizers."

Welson Polyorchestra Rare Italian Analog Synthesizer

video upload by George Engineer

This appears to be the first post on the site to feature the Polyorchestra. You can find additional Welson posts here, including other Orchestra models.

"Welson Polyorchestra Rare Italian Analog Synthesizer
The Audio Demo was made only with the Welson Polyorchestra and the drums is from the Korg KR55"

Welson Polyorchestra Rare Italian Vintage Synthesizer Full Video

Sequential DSI Pro-2 Sunday Noodle

video upload by Senti mental

"Noodling on the Pro-2 - great synth with immense sound possiblities, very impressive. One of my favorites is actually the paraphonic mode, which you can hear in these samples. No effects added, only inboard delays. Just having fun, hope you enjoy :)
Head phones or decent gear recommend.

Instagram: @sentimental_pt

Filmed on Panasonic Lumix (following many letters i always forget and:)9."

Dave Smith Instruments Tetra Editor and Librarian for Patch Base

via Coffeeshopped

"The latest releases of Patch Base include an editor for a desktop analog powerhouse: the DSI Tetra. It can be a 4-voice polysynth, or an 8-oscillator monosynth, and a lot of other things in between. With all of that flexibility and not a lot of knobs, a good editor is crucial."

"Patch Base has the best Dave Smith Instruments Tetra editor and librarian available for Mac and iPad. Edit any parameter, organize patches, create random patches, and more.

Voice Editor

Edit every voice parameter on your DSI Tetra in real-time. Adjust and fine-tune the oscillators, filter, envelopes, LFOs, and modulation capabilities that the Tetra offers:

Visualize and edit all of the hundreds of parameters in a Tetra voice
Quick editing of all sequencer tracks, with randomization and copy/paste functionality
Copy/paste envelopes for ease of editing
Copy/paste/initialize/randomize all of Layer A or B

Combo Editor
All of the features in the Voice editor are also available for editing Combos. Easily visualize all 4 parts of a Combo, and edit any parameter.

Parts of a Combo (layers) can be copy and pasted, as well as loaded from your Tetra Voice library. Individual parts can also be saved out as new Voice patches. Pull interesting voices out of Combo presets, and build new Combos from parts of old ones.

Bank Editors
Edit and organize all of the Tetra's 512 stored Voices and 128 stored Combos. Patch Base gives you direct access to all banks, so you can organize them and back them up to files on your device.

Patch Librarian
Save your patches and banks as files on your iPad or Mac: Patch Base saves files as sysex that can be sent to your synth by Patch Base or any general-purpose sysex transfer app.

Organize your sounds: Create folders to organize your patches and banks.
iCloud integration: Optionally use iCloud to make your patch files accessible on any iCloud-connected device, and to automatically sync files between Patch Base on Mac and iPad.
Import sysex files: Import existing patch and bank sysex files to Patch Base. On Mac, simply drop your files into the Patch Base browser. On iPad, easily import using iCloud or the Files app."

Metunar Live 2021 Part 1

video upload by Metunar

"Metunar live at the gallery Valley Art in Kemptthal/Switzerland in october 2021.

Part 1 of 4.

'M&M' was a paint and live music event where 6 artists painted to electronic music.

Paint Artists:
Marc Weber
Beni Merk
Claudia Dietschi
Peter Sand
Tanja Strausak
Deviprasad C Rao

Music and Video:

VCV Rack 2 Free and Pro Released

video upload by VCV Rack

Announced back in September, VCV Rack 2 is now available at

Update: and an overview video by supporting member, Omri Cohen:

What's new in VCV Rack 2 \\ New Design, New Cable Management, VST Version, and MORE!
video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:15 - New Module Browser
02:04 - Fundamentals Redesign
03:36 - Selecting Multiple Modules \ Saving Selections
05:02 - Cable Management
07:47 - Module Templates
10:41 - Bypass mode
11:47 - Mouse Wheel and Lights Off
13:19 - VCV VST


Dark room mode

Save your eyes at night with adjustable room brightness.

1983 Roland JX-3P and PG-200 "Programmable/Preset/Polyphonic Synthesizer" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the rest of the scans and a write-up.

"Roland JX-3P synthesizer and PG-200 programmer "Programmable/Preset/Polyphonic Synthesizer" four page colour brochure from August 1983."

Perfect Circuit Best Gear of the Year : Artist Picks Part 2

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Perfect Circuit Artists Picks posts

"Even more of our favorite friends and artists share some of their favorite gear they got their hands on in 2021.

We went even more in depth on Signal, check out the article here :

Check out more of the gear here :

and give all our friends a follow ! !

@Starsky Carr
@Noir Et Blanc Vie
@Red Means Recording
@Liam Killen"

Perfect Circuit Best Gear of the Year posts.

Demo ONE - Deep Techno & Electronica - Circuit Rhythm Sample Pack by A Force Truly Evil

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Deep Techno & Electronica is a truly dark, deep and introspective musical force, full of structure and style. Robotic, mechanical and soulful, always looking to the future.

The sound of Deep Techno & Electronica saturated with tape delays, heavy reverbs, ice cold atmospheres, and a strong Dub Techno influence.


64 drum and percussion sounds that cover the territory you'd expect, deep kicks and techy snare drums, classic analog drum machine sounds, 909 and 808 clones, plus a selection of electronic and acoustic percussion.

A selection of 32 synth waveforms

to turn Circuit Rhythm into a synthesiser. With shaping tools like filters, envelope slope and distortion we can obtain multiple variations of each wave. Raw sonic material like basic sawtooth, sine waves and pulses, sub basses, hard-edged digital sounds, along with more complex waveforms like atmospheres, pads, textures and synth chords.

In short, a well balanced sonic arsenal for anyone working in any genre of Techno or electronic music territory.

8 One shot bass samples.

16 One shot Dub chords.

8 Loop samples: Four drum loops and four synth loops. All can be adjusted for pitch and tempo using the slice function. Loops can be sliced and diced to use individual notes or isolated drum hits, or to have multiple instruments in a single track.

32 high quality sessions/project covering from the organic and precise patterns of Deep Techno to the darkest and most atmospheric Dub, passing through the roots and impulses of Detroit to end up in evolutionary and minimalist electronica.

Some sessions include several scenes.

Custom grid effects template for dynamic pattern variations.

All samples except loops are in the key of C.

Wav files are provided so that you can use the samples with your favourite DAW.

If you liked the content and you want to support the artist’s work, subscribe to The A Force Truly Evil Youtube Channel channel so you don’t miss any news.



video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Stream/bandcamp etc :-
Download Live version (with mistake in the middle edited out) and Acapella here :-
Tshirts and synths :-
video shot at fire eyeland Margate

stop the ticking of the clock
lets take it from the top
like it never happenned
trust you'll never have it sussed
just paint over the rust
its mind over matter
pray it'll never be the same
just take it day by day
keep your head from the water

Dirtywave M8 - 5 minutes of Generative Chill at 82bpm!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"I love this little device -- I've really gelled with it!
A *huge* folder of my samples is included in the factory library.
I am so honored to have my sounds in this amazing hand-held music maker!!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

early morning krell

video upload by Todd Barton

"always nice to get back to krell time. . ."

Modular Drone at Via Lucmagn

video upload by

"Modular Drone with Ensemble Oscillator in Szizzerland at Via Lucmagn.

Instagram: @sentimental_pt

Patch Notes:

Ensemble Oscillator into DLD and black Hole DSP II, everything modulated by Ochd. Self evolving, not doing anything here.
Filmed in July 2021 in Swizzerland, Via Lucmagn, Ticino."

Norand Mono - Material Crew jam

video upload by Norand

"Here is a new jam made by Tellimerg and Multivoq in a library of Le Plessis-Macé, one of the oldest castle from Pays de la Loire county.

This jam has been crafted with a Jomox Alpha Base used for a part of drums, a Prophet 6 for drones, pads and 2 Monos, one for the drums, glitches and percs and the other one for basses and FXs."

Custom Sequential Circuits Pro One Desktop Minus Keys

via this auction

Moog Prodigy

via this auction

"A monophonic analog synthesizer produced in 1979. Model 336a, serial 7081

Recently updated to the slightly newer addition with the S-trig function in the back panel.

This thing creates really beautiful sounds. It still sounds good after all these years. Its an analog synthesizer and the controls are all laid out clearly and efficiently on the front panel. The design is extremely intuitive."

Roland RE-200 Space Echo SN 221024

via this auction

Blue Roland SH-101 Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Waldorf Kyra FPGA Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Mini Sound Bank for UDO Super 6, Ultra Bass by CO5MA

video upload by CO5MA

"8 Ultra Bass patches + 5 Sequences

For the price of a cup of coffee, get Ultra Bass patches, load them into your UDO Super 6 and get ready to rock the walls!

List of presets:
Modded TB 303 I
Modded TB 303 II
Modded TB 303 III
Modded TB 303 IV
Modded TB 303 V
Ultra Rez Bass
Daft Punk Pride Bass
Vintage Bass Synth"

Emu Emax 2 | Sometimes the sequel is the best one

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Emu Emax 2 from 1989. Often underrated next to the original Emax, but in this case I think the 2 triumphs the first one in every way. First and foremost in the sound and how to achieve that. Sometimes the sum is greater than the part, and this is the case here."

Quasimidi Quasar #2 Ambient Pads & Strings // Sounddemo Synthesizer

video upload by

"Some of my favorite Pad Sounds i use for Ambient.
The Quasar is an early 90s Rack-Rompler.
I think it still has charm in terms of sound and some really nice Patches on board.
Do you still use a quasar or an old rack rompler for your productions?

00:00 SuperJX
00:30 Bright
00:56 Jupiter
01:24 Schweb
01:50 SeqAngels
02:16 Heaven
02:45 Cathedral"

User Friendly - Holistic Committee (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)

video upload by

"As a part of the Eurorack community, I am a huge fan of Xor Electronics NerdSeq. So when I heard about the Tracker I knew I would get along great with it."

Check the whole story and get the Tracker project at:

Monday, November 29, 2021

Improvisation - Count to 5, 0-Coast, Tape & Microsound machine

video upload by junklight

"Should you be one of the rare people who listens for more than a few seconds - the improvisation is in two parts with a small gap in-between

I've wanted a Montréal Assembly Count to 5 for ages. One came up at just the right time on Reverb recently and here we are. The 0-Coast seems to have taken over duties from my DPO on lead

The strings in the Morphagene are from Spitfire Tundra which I don't think I've ever used for anything much like media composition but I have had tremendous value from!"

Buchla 296r Transfer Study

video upload by Todd Barton

"Headphones to hear the bass! A little study in the different Transfer Modes of the Buchla 296r Spectral Processor. A different pitch sequence from the 245 to the Principal and Mod Oscs of the 259r into the 296r then through the 292 Lo Pass Gate. I love the variety of sounds/timbres from such a simple patch. Enjoy!"

DRONE MUSIC // Gotharman's PolySpaze mkII + Linnstrument #TTNM


"Here's a little hotel room drone music jam with Gotharman's PolySpaze mkII digital-analog poly-synth. I recorded three takes, each with a different PolySpaze synthesizer preset I made. Everything is controlled with the Roger Linn Linnstrument 128 MIDI keyboard. Mastering and Audio Damage EOS2 reverb effect done in Cubasis 3 for iPad.

Gotharman's website:

I love to hear from you and talk about synths and stuff, so always feel welcome to post a comment or send me an e-mail to:

Ableton Push 2 & Samples From Mars (Synth Disco In Progress)

video upload by Oblivion Corner

"Using Ableton Push 2 to try out some synth disco ideas on the fly. @Ableton Push 2 is controlling Ableton Live 10 Suite which has some @Samples From Mars synth and drum rack instrument instances for good measure.
#retrosynthpop #discobeat #synthjam

Current ever growing channel music compilation:
For a one-time $2.50 (just over 2€) payment, you get an ever growing collection of music and support this channel in one fell swoop.

I'll be uploading new tracks as they appear on the channel, with the one payment you should be able to download the newly added tracks freely, beyond those available at the time of the original purchase.

Previous music releases available here:"

DX5 playing Alphaville "Big in Japan" (updated cover)

video upload by DX5

"Updating a cover I had already recorded 13 years ago. Bassline is now sequenced.

Gear used:
Left: Roland JP8000
Left bottom: Kurzweil PC1x (final Gong)
Right top: Roland JX8P.
Right bottom: Emu Emax II (with a sampled Roland D-10).

Backtrack previously recorded by me, track by track, on Pro Tools. No original audio was used.
Original song composed by Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Waldorf Micro Q SN 1410050000865

via this auction

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Korg Electribe ER-1

via this auction

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Electrix Mo-FX Time Synchronized Effects Unit

via this auction

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via this auction

another Alice 1387

video upload by Alexey Taber

Sequential Take 5 // First Impressions

video upload by Jorb

"Quick wrap up of my initial impressions. I'm not sold on first impressions as a video format, but once I sat down to record it felt like I had good things to talk about.

0:00 Intro
2:06 My Acquisition
3:55 Why Did I want one?
5:59 Lets Talk interface
10:44 Prophet 5 Filter & Other Similarities
13:13 He's Got Complaints
15:33 Effects Chatter & Whining
19:34 Wrap it up, jeez"

Sequential Prophet 5/10 - try to simulate an High Pass Filter without an HPF

video upload by Default Corporation

"Hi, today a tutorial for simulate the effect of an high pass filter on the Prophet 10 that have not an high pass filter.
Generally used to make sound thin to fat.
There are a lot of synths without a HPF, the idea is to use envelope to modulate the square wave of the oscillator. I think Prophets were extremely advanced for the times.

Hope you like it. Thanks for watch."

Arturia MatrixBrute CV Sequential Prophet10 #shorts

video upload by SMV Producer

"Sound banks available at:

In this short video the Arturia MatrixBrute is controlling the Prophet 10 with 3 CV outs going into the CV ins of the Prophet 10."

Sequential Prophet-6 Sound Pack - All FM sounds

video upload by Shahruz Moshtael

"Sound pack of 50 patches with sequences for the excellent Sequential Prophet-6 analog synthesizer. All of these patches use Oscillator 2 as an audio rate modulation source via the Poly Mod section. FM on this synth is a big part of what makes it exciting for me and I hope these patches help you see it in a fresh way.

Sounds load into slots 200-249 as default. Everything heard here is totally dry, with no eq or compression. Just the sequences with the occasional use of aftertouch or tweaking the filter cutoff.

Note these patches use the latest firmware with the 'Vintage Knob' functionality.


Lower West Side Studio M401 Multimode Filter Resonator

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"A few seconds of playing with our M401 Multimode Filter Resonator during calibration

For more information visit https://richsstudioproject.wpcomstagi..."
Note they are currently having a Cyber Monday sale that ends tonight.

"The ARP 2500 was made famous for sounds it created with its 1047 Voltage Controlled Filter. You can now add that rich, incredible sound to your MU modular synthesizer with the M401 Multimode Filter Resonator from Lower West Side Studio.

The M401 Multimode Filter Resonator is the Lower West Side Studio adaptation of the ARP 1047 filter. The 1047 filter is what gave the ARP 2500 its legendary sound. The M401 Multimode Filter Resonator features;

Simultaneous filter outputs including LowPass, Highpass, Bandpass and a Variable Frequency output The Bandpass output has a gentle 6 decibels/octave slope on either side of its voltage-controllable “corner” frequency, making it ideal for replicating acoustic resonators. At the other extreme, it can be set to a very high “Q” or feedback, allowing only a very narrow band of frequencies to get through.

The M401 can act as a percussion module with a dedicated input for a gate or trigger signals to “ring” its filter with adjustable decay.

The M401 also offers features not available on the original ARP VCF including adaptive AGC input that reacts to input amplitude and settings and adaptive TRIG input that guarantees a full trigger pulse at all frequency settings"

Here is an interview with Dakota Melin, the designer of the M401 Multimode Filter Resonator:

Frequency Freaks Workshop - May 2021 upload by Frequency Freaks

"This months workshop has a special extended edition of the Gear Chronicles by Heidi Chan featuring a new Toronto based Eurorack module designer Venus Instruments Veno-Echo, the updated System80 Jove filter, and the new Filter Resonator from Hale (Dakota Melin) along with some very cool performances!"

Expert Sleepers disting mk4 - Tuner (4.21), Attenuverter/Offset, & Low Pass Gate

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"The Tuner algorithm in the disting mk4 (revised version in firmware v4.21)."

disting mk4 - Attenuverter/Offset

disting mk4 - Low Pass Gate

Nights of '82 by United Simesky Institutes

Nights of '82 is a new release from supporting member, United Simesky Institutes. You can find five promo codes below.

"Coming a few good years after the first album, 'Nights of '82' is a retro love letter, a stream of musical conscience inspired by distant memories of the atmosphere of metro trips and forgotten '80's and 90's B movies ("Spacetime Metro Tunnel", 'Melancholic Mullets'), Western and Eastern technology shows ('Optomimetic', 'Networks in the East') and tracker music aesthetics ('Sim 1').

'Instantly groovy and undeniably catchy', ' some of these songs are the most compelling instrumentals we’ve heard in a while.'

We Write About Music

Composed, played and produced by Simesky.
Strings on tracks 2 and 10 by Budapest Scoring Orchestra.
Synths and drum machine samples on track 3 from The Museum of Soviet Synthesizers website.

Fun fact: the Arturia Matrix V had a huge role in the instrumentation, its poly and FX sounds functioning as signature hooks across songs. Hardware synths include the Korg Monologue and the Yamaha SY-85.

As a bonus for Matrixsynth readers, here are 5 code which can be redeemed at :


#2 Testing new live setup LD3/plinky/euro

video upload by Meska

"quick preview of one of the track of my upcoming EP on the new live setup ;)
Chords& reverbe: Plinky
Drums/SUB&arpegio (made with the wavefolderLPG protoype) is LD3
Mixing, side chain, fx on drums is LD3 too
Alf the euro is sequencing drums via grids
the other half is noise effect via warp&typhoon

"Thank you fwor watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Simmons SDSV Cymbal Module

video upload by The Simmons Guy

"Quick demo of the Simmons SDSV Cymbal Module available on eBay 11/29/21."

Yamaha FS1R Tone Generator Formant Shaping/FM Synthesis SN PJO1034

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator II

via this auction

"The King of the Vintage Sampler E-MU Emulator 2 in almost Mint Condition! Full Working.

Incl. SD Card Reader (besides Floppy Drive) and USB adaptor for Mac OS X wich can Load, Storage and Edit Disks and Samples via EII Editor for MAC - runs on my Mac OS Big Sur - (for more Infos google EII Editor Mac).

This load and save Disks in seconds directly from Mac OS X. With this upgrade it's the best Emulator 2 for the modern Setup."

New In Box REON Driftbox R Violent & Noise Synthesizer

via this auction

"This product is a very, very rare brand new item that has been left in the warehouse for several years!

Comes with original box & power supply (100-240v / US outlet plug)."

Roland JUNO-60 w/ Custom Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 Road Case

via this auction

Some stickers and custom colored sliders on this one.

“SIG 03 - Meet Chromaphone” by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"The amazing Befaco Voltage Controlled Midi Converter (VCMC) allows you to convert analog signals like voltages and gates into midi messages with microscopic detail and programmability. I think that SIG and VCMC can be best friends, because with VCMC you can record the output of SIG as midi data in the DAW of your choice, for later editing, cut and paste, …

Modules: Stochastic Instruments Stochastic Inspiration Generator + Expander, Befaco VCMC.
VST: AAS Chromaphone."

Creating a Soundscape with the Moog Matriarch + Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"Today I'll show you how I designed a soundscape with the Moog Matriarch and the Cocoquantus 2 by Ciat-Lonbarde."

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Exploring with CASIO CZ-101 + Mooer Ocean Machine + ValEVarion Evolved

video upload by CGMAGIK

"Just messing around with the CASIO CZ-101 and the Mooer Ocean Machine. The note sequences are coming from an older MAC OSX software app by Unbearable Devices called 'ValEVarion Multitemporal Note Generator'."

MFB Synth Pro

via this auction

Quasimidi Raven

via this auction

Ensoniq MR Rack, Fully Expanded

via this auction

"Incredible condition Ensoniq MR Rack synth, fully expanded to include all samples and programs from the EXP-1 (Real World), EXP-3 (Urban Dance) and EXP-4 (Perfect Piano) expansion boards, via the 3-in-1 expansion board now available. The EXP-3 expansion adds all of the Transwaves available on the Ensoniq Fizmo as well!

The synth is fully updated with the latest OS (v1.53), and has a new battery installed. It's got very few blemishes - just a tad of rack rash on the screw holes, and a bit underneath - see photos. None of it is visible when in your rack. Everything works exactly as it should. Original owners manual and power cord are also included."

Yamaha DX7 w/ Extras

via this auction

"yamaha dx7 synthesizer (4 rom cartridges, hardshell case, Manuals, Music Stand)."

Check out the MICROTEL 4 BANK 128 Voice RAM with sliding switch on the side.

05- The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro- Filter 2

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the second filter found on the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro."

AutomaticGainsay IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro posts

Mini-Korg K-2 Rescue!

video upload by Jeremy Parker

00:00 Title
00:29 Intro
02:56 History
08:21 Michael Lunn
15:12 Demo
19:11 Initial Inspection
22:11 Disassembly & Electronics
27:34 Sheet Metal
29:02 Capacitors & Re-assembly
32:24 Problems
34:13 Cosmetics & Final Details
43:42 Outro & 80's Jam

"This time I'm going DEEP into the Univox Mini-Korg K-2 (a.k.a. Mini-Korg 700s), including the history, the story behind the family member who passed it down to me, a demonstration of the synth, the extensive restoration effort, and finally a rad 80's song with my friend and amazing guitarist, Justin Piper.

I'd like to thank family and friends that helped with this whole project, including the Lunn Family, Kadrolsha Ona Carole, Mary Champagne, Kristin Parker, Craig Parker, and Justin Piper.

Here are some of the resources/companies that made this possible:
metal-work/repair -
sheet metal powder-coating/silkscreen -
audio tape restoration and digitizing -

Here's a great video on the Mini-Korg by Alex Ball that just came out, with more details on the history: [posted here]

Here are my sources of information and images as credited in the video:
walnut finishing tips:"

Moog Minitaur: first encounter

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

Thanks for watching!
Wanted to see what this little synth is capable of, for being probably one of the more affordable Moog products, does it compare in sound quality to some more expensive and more complex Moog synthesizers? I will let you be the judge. All you need to be aware of is that my final signal is coming out through the audio output of the synth, and into UAD Twin, then I am using Valhalla Shimmer for reverb and some EQ on the master chain. If you have any questions type it in the comments."

Instagram 📸:
Bandcamp 🎧:
Website 🖥:

Suonobuono LAZER: steering an Eventide Timefactor delay

video upload by SUONOBUONO

"LAZER measures the distance between your hand and its precise laser sensor, and transforms it into MIDI, analog and audio signals, according to user settings. Completely standalone, no need for wearables or external receivers.

In this video, LAZER controls the delay of an Eventide Timefactor pedal, by use of MIDI Control Change messages."

Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone

video upload by Richard Devine

"First recording with the Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone. The sounds you are hearing are of oxygen slowly leaking from chunks of colored sidewalk chalk. 👽"

Deadmau5 with a single Oscillator // the ModBap Osiris

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Modbap Osiris is a hugley flexible oscillator. Here I demo it using 2 voices using some Deadmau5 MIDI files I've re-jigged for 2 voices. Wavetable synthesis on another level. You have a separate sub which is tunable, plus you can detune the main oscillator... giving a total of 3 notes at a time. Very cool."

Studio Electronics SE-3X Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Opening Bass
0:41 Paraphonic Pad (w / Valhalla FX)
2:00 Ring Mod Seq
3:06 Boarder Pad
3:54 Angstpop Lead
4:36 Sync Pop Bass
5:32 Rave Kids go play
6:30 Melodic Techno Lead
7:11 BP psytrance rubber lead (w / Valhalla VV)
8:38 Stranger Lead

Turning a Nanokontrol into a 16 step multitrack midi looper using a Raspberry PI Zero 2

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"I turned my Nanokontrol into a 16 step multitrack midi looper using a Raspberry PI Zero 2, using WebMidi on Chromium. This is still work in progress, but I was so happy this works I wanted to share it online. ;-)
Hardware used:
PEAK - for the saw wave patch
Orba - Drums
Reface DX - Lead
PI - sequencer

How it works:
The Nanokontrol has 24 buttons, 16 of them are used as "locks" for the 16 steps in a measure. Pressing a key and turning the left knob "locks" a note in place (a midi keyboard can be used, too). Pressing a button and turning the second knob will adjust note length. The right knob will adjust the tempo of the track.

As this is a web app, all the MIDI stuff is "stored" as a DOM element. Each track is represented by an ordered list that's formatted to look like a table. Velocity, note length and pitch are then stored as data parameters.
There's a web worker running in the background which will provide the time, unaffected by what's going on on the web page. That thread will just count up to 16 in the interval deducted from the BPM and then start from the beginning. Each step, the thread sends a signal to the web page to read the next item in the list and send it to the hardware assigned to that track.

To Do:
- performance optimization for PI Zero (it runs pretty stable on anything else ;-)
- SWING :-)
- midi learning for any given controller
- loading and saving tracks as midi file
- on the fly creation of new patterns, copying the one currently played so you can tweak it
- on the fly pattern switching
- track muting

Once this is done, I'll release it for you to use. :-)"


LXR-02 tutorial - Part 7: Fun with LFOs

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Part seven of a getting started guide for the Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine. This is with firmware 1.2. This tutorial looks at applying multiple synchronized LFOs to a sound. You'd think a 17-minute tutorial could cover a big chunk of this topic, but instead it really only covers the more obvious options of modulating the pitch, filter, resonance and decay. There are dozens of other targets that can produce some extremely interesting and unusual sounds. At least this will get you started. Be warned though, it's a deep tunnel to explore! With six LFOs the LXR-02 can get very intricate very quickly.

As an aside: A non-synth friend who discovered me working on this video asked what it was about. When I tried to give a quick overview they thought it was hilarious. In the nicest way possible they dismissed it as 'incredibly niche'.

Some people just don't appreciate how much fun you can have with low frequency oscillators - but I know you understand.

0:00 LFO basics blather
1:20 Hats LFO one
2:40 Offset
3:30 Destination
4:00 Hats LFO two
5:40 Tom with an LFO
8:30 Noise with an LFO
10:15 Noise with a second LFO
11:30 Noise with a third LFO
13:50 LFO on noise tuning
14:15 Noise with a fourth LFO
14:40 Lost in too many LFOs :D
15:30 Order restored
15:55 Saving the SyncKit
16:20 SyncKit on a new pattern

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

LXR-02 tutorials by Richard DeHove

D.E.B. Harp & Analog Synthesizer (P. Paredes)

video upload by tucapelino

"Miroslava Stareychinska - Harp
Pablo Paredes - Analog Synhesizer & Composition
-Sequential Circuits Prophet T8
-Oberheim X-Pander
--Mini Moog Model D
-Roland Juno 60
Recorded @ Tucapel - Studio Cologne
Thanx/Danke/Gracias: Hessische Kultur Stiftung

I had long wanted to start these precious machines in search of new sounds. My friend Achim Zepezauer gave me an analogous sequencer. This sends data via midi but also by "control voltage" (C.V.). There are no computers in this project. Finding someone as open as Miroslava Stareychinska on the harp was essential to be able to merge the acoustic world with the analog. Finally, the support of the cultural foundation "Hessische Kultur Stiftung" made this project possible.

Ich wollte diese wunderbaren Maschinen schon lange auf der Suche nach neuen Sounds starten. Mein Freund Achim Zepezauer hat mir einen analogen Sequenzer geschenkt. Dieser sendet Daten per Midi aber auch per "Steuerspannung" (C.V.). Es gibt keine Computer in diesem Projekt. Jemanden zu finden, der so offen wie Miroslava Stareychinska an der Harfe ist, war unabdingbar, um die akustische Welt mit der analogen verschmelzen zu können. Erst die Unterstützung der Kulturstiftung „Hessische Kultur Stiftung“ ermöglichte dieses Projekt.

Hacía tiempo que quería poner en marcha estas preciosas maquinas en servicio de la busqueda de nuevos sonidos. Mi amigo Achim Zepezauer me regaló un sequenciador analogo. Este envia datos via midi pero tambien por "control voltage" (C.V.). No hay computadores en este proyecto. Encontrar a alguien tan abierto como Miroslava Stareychinska en el arpa era fundamental para poder fusionar el mundo acustico con el analogo. Finalmente el apoyo de la fundacion cultural 'Hessische Kultur Stiftung' hizo posible realizar este proyecto."

Electronic Music Laboratories Electrocomp EML-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev A SN 9232337

via this auction

"Classic wavetable synth with desirable rev A specs. Well known as one of the best sounding synth modules ever made. It has just returned from a service overhaul by specialist and is now ready for another life in your studio."

Melodic techno sketch // Roland SE-02

video upload by Stefano Mattia

"Rainy Sunday afternoon at home. I decided to make a bit of melodic techno with my SE-02. Piano and strings are from Spitfire Audio Labs.

Hope you like it!"


video upload by gilleslacaud

See this post for additional details on the OPLA and the HANSY label for additional devices.

Sonicware Liven Bass & Beats Prototype Demo 1 - Big Wubs

video upload by ChrisLody

"So here's my first quick jam made using the new Sonicware Bass & Beats. This arrived on Tuesday and I've been tasked with creating wavetables and preset sounds for it which is what you're hearing here. There's a lot to learn that I have yet to look at, plus from what I can gather the text on the silk isn't final yet so I think this is a prototype.

The monophonic bass engine of the B&B features dual wavetable oscillators, a sub oscillator and a noise source. The structure is semi modular with velocity, 2 assignable knobs, 2 LFO's and 3 ADSR envelopes that can be freely assigned. It's possible to have LFO's affect each others speed for example. User wavetable import is possible and it uses the same format as the Serum VST, 256x 2048 samples so nice and high in quality. There is a filter with low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes that has overdrive, plus waveshaping modes which can all be controlled using the modulation sources.

I'm sure the drum part of the B&B is also very powerful but I've not had much chance to learn how to use that yet 😄"

11 27 21 Buchla Modular System

vides by batchas

"2 x KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ sent to 288v for effect processing. No filtering. 288v trig outs are controlling 1979 MSV and Buchla 261e.
No filtering, no EQ or post-processing.
KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ is an adaptation for the Buchla system of Radio Music (Music Thing)."

CC Bass Runner

video upload by Studio Electronics

"... SE-3X, Ableton Live and 4 Hands staying out of each other's way. Maestro @kyleksq (Insta) made it hauntingly beautiful, before and after I, MSR, boxed up the synth, with his continuous controller wizardry and processing alchemy. Tell it throughout the land: this is HIS sequence! ;) A bit of additional audio layering in iMovie, by yours truly, perfected the Gumbo: think intro, outro and speaker hugging #boomstar4075 sub mainly throughout.


Hypnotic Meditative Ambient Improvisation (System 8, Grandmother, Hydrasynth, Prophet 08, Nord, X3)

video upload by Denis Polic

"There are some top YouTube artists like State Azure or Martin Stürzer that I've heard a lot lately, true masters of long ambient tracks. So I decided to try to do something like this. The track is completely improvised, just closed my eyes and let it flow and really enjoyed the session.

Hope you would enjoy the hearing, cheers and peace on Earth !!!"

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Alias Zone: Shipwrecked (performed by Chris Meyer of Learning Modular)

video upload by Learning Modular

"This piece was created for the August 7 edition of Franck Martin's Live From the Studio [below], which includes an interview with Chris along with the premiere of this piece. It was also shown as the opening performance in the Chill Out Room at Knobcon 2021.

This piece was inspired by the actual Edro III shipwreck. Instruments Chris used include The Monster (his studio modular synth), the Vector Synth, Waldorf Iridium, and SoundIron Circle Bells."

Franck Martin - Live From the Studio 2021-08-07 - Chris Meyer/Alias Zone

video upload by

"Modular Synthesizer music and chat every other Saturday at 11am with a performance from the guest around 11:30am

With: Chris Meyer / Alias Zone -

00:00:00 Musical Intro
00:05:12 Intro
00:06:04 News
00:12:37 Who are you?
00:36:22 Performance
00:51:12 About the Performance
01:13:47 News"

After Later Audio Talks Dirty Laundry and Developing Eurorack Modules

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Nick Bigelow of Patchwerks sits down with Lenny Helton of After Later Audio to discuss Eurorack development and one of their newest modules, Dirty Laundry.

Dirty Laundry is a destructive harmonic generator. The FOLD side can function as a standard Buchla-inspired wave folder but then extend into chaos when you engage the “pre-fold” PRESS section. The Press section creates all kinds of initial harmonics that really give the Fold section something to sink its teeth into. This results in a nice range of controlled harmonics from simple fold activity to anarchy.

The Press and Fold sections can function either as two parallel sections or as single serial unit. There are crossfaders between the sections and at the end of chain to help with blending between these two distinct sections. In development I mainly use it as a serial unit as I think it’s most fun that way. But I found the need to control the mixes to get what I was after, so I added some extra patch points to make it parallel capable.

The module will work well with all waveforms (speech is fun) but I often stick with sine and triangle waves as I find them the most pleasing starting point. While most folders won’t work well with square waves, the RES/DRIVE circuit will cause some rippling and make the FOLD much more interesting.

Order the ALA Dirty Laundry here:

Discussion: 00:00
Demonstration: 20:13
Demo by: Ryan Hume (Acid Rain Technology)
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Waldorf M Gets a MicrowaveII/XT Style Digital Filter

via Waldorf

"New M firmware version with a new digital filter. Well, the last version did not last very long. There's another new M firmware update available and this one comes packed with a new digital filter (similar to the one used in the Micro Wave II). Beside the new filter feature the new firmware also comes with bug fixes and if you missed it of course with the great new features from the last update: Fast loading of presets, "Ghost in the machine" randomize feature for instant new presets or as an inspiration source."
via the Release notes:

"Technically speaking, this is an adaptation of Dattaro-Chamberlin SVF (which is similar to MWII implementation of LP12/BP12/HP12 VCF modes).

However, it is NOT a direct clone of such MWII filters into M.

So, what we have here as DigiVCF. This is actually LP/BP/HP SVF with 12 dB / oct slope, with resonance, and without self-oscillation. It stays directly between Mixer output and analog VCF, i.e. this is the last digital element of M's sound path. It can be enabled/disabled, and cutoff frequency could be modulated through one modulator. On the full resonance, it's attenuate a signal at 12 dB, and with an ASIC bug enabled, it could be overdriven up to clipping. Without ASIC bug it should not be overdriven. The cutoff is within the range 10Hz - 10kHz. This was made intentionally meaning to fit into the Classic OSC Mode performance. However, it passed the M character well. This is an experimental, non-planned feature, but allows to advance the sonic possibilities of the M a bit more.

It could be found on the MIX section of UI, pages 4 and 5. The graphics were not implemented in this release. Honestly, I need feedback about this feature generally.

FW : Host 1.06 RC
- fixed the voice stealing bug in Multi-Mode (broken round-robin).
- fixed mono retrig allocator mode.
- fixed mono legato allocator mode, changed to duophonic legato (allows trill, but does not track more than one previously pressed key)
- fixed bug with loading sound if it contains two different user wavetables.
- added DigiVCF sound parameters.
- added DigiVCF UI pages.
- added DigiVCF support for existing patches."

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