MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 22, 2021

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Friday, January 22, 2021

The Manitou - In the Rushes - Promo Video

video by

"Promo video for In the Rushes by The Manitou, from the album Music of the Lake. Composed for Sybille Muschik's Shoreline Studio series. Featured footage: rushes on Bouchie Lake, British Columbia. Filmed with a JVC HC-X920
Peavey Milestone bass* (thru TAL Chorus LX), Roland JV-2080* (thru Danelectro Spring King), Novation K-Station*, Korg MS-20 Mini*, Roland Ju-06*, Korg MiniPops percussion, Lounge Lizard VST, Streetlytron VST, Steel Guitar VST*.
*Featured in the video.
Guest starring: the Roland HS-60.

Buy it here:
(c) 2021 Joshua M. Blanc, (p) 2020 Joshua M. Blanc"

VGM #185: Devil's Lab (Final Fantasy III/VI) [Synth Cover]

video by Amie Waters

"Two years ago I was playing through Final Fantasy III/VI and I got so excited about the bass line to the track Devil's Lab. I even teased doing a cover of it, but then life got in the way and I ended up forgetting about it. Ended up seeing a memory on facebook of my tease video and decided to dig this cover out and do it right! I hope you enjoy and think about supporting on Patreon!"

WMD 4TTEN - In-use demo with Rossum Electro-music Assimil8or

video by WMDevices

"Attenuation and offset are often overlooked functions in synthesis and the Eurorack ecosystem. However, they can be a very useful addition to modules that lack knobs but have plenty of CV inputs. 4tten packs 4 channels of attenuation or offset in 4hp, adding fader control to any module in a very little amount of space.

4tten is a simple module. 4 channels of attenuation with fader control. We added 5V normalled to the inputs so you can use it as a variable offset module, basically adding faders to any module you want. Perfect for when your cable management cannot avoid covering a crucial knob and modules that need more hands on control.

In this video, we cover using the 4tten to add fader control to the Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or. Having hands on control over multiple parameters at once eliminates mid-performance menu diving, as well as access to tonal parameters in real-time, great for changing up energy and feels with simple tweaks."

"4TTEN (pronounced either ATTEN or FOUR-TEN) is a four channel attenuator and offset generator.

Use 4TTEN to attenuate any CV or audio signal by running through the ins and outs.

A +5V voltage source is normalled to each input, making it a standalone offset when there is no cable patched into an input.

Each channel is completely independent.

Ever-so-useful in live performance, we designed this module with 4 sliders for easy maneuverability, visual feedback, and enjoyable to play interface. Make your eurorack modular synthesizer system more playable with 4TTEN!

*** 4TTEN's PCB is 113mm (4.45") tall and may be a tight fit in some cases (TTA Z-Rails especially)***


- 4 independent attenuators for Control Voltage and Audio signals

- Performance friendly sliders

- Can be used as 0 to +5V Offset

- Comfortable fader caps from the Performance Mixer

- Only 4 hp!

Size: 4hp
Depth: 30mm(with cables)
Power: +5mA , -5mA
Virtually no drop on 1V/Oct signals.
VERTICAL PCB LENGTH: 113mm (4.45")
IMPEDANCE = (SOURCE + 100ohm ) / 100kohm

Pittsburgh Modular Live performance Patch Lab w/ Buchla

video by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"How do you patch a modular synth for live performance? Richard Nicol breaks down a recent performance patch."

Behringer PRO-800 – Engineer's Update #NAMM 2021

video by BEHRINGER

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Behringer's Prophet-600 "copy" with eight voices, first posted here.

OPSIX in your Korg Kronos! MOD-7 FM DX-7 Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"The power of a Korg OPSIX in you Korg Kronos!
The MOD-7 delivers all of the FM / DX-7 / OPSIX power right
at your fingertips! Plus more sequencing, sampling, KARMA etc!
The Kronos can load most DX-7 sysex files right onboard!
Get free MOD-7 / DX-7 sounds on Korg Forums Download page"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:


J3PO - "Autumn '86"

video by J3PO

"Autumn '86" by Julian "J3PO" Pollack.

More music at:

Get synth patches at:"

Exploring the Meris Mercury7 with the Modal ARGON8M

video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Tom Butcher uses the Modal ARGON8M and the Keystep 37 to explore the Meris Mercury7 stereo reverb.

The ARGON8M is a modern wavetable synth for music performers, producers and sound designers. With its transparent and rich sound, an array of real-time controls, full MPE support, a clear structured user interface and integrated performance tools, ARGON8M is a unique instrument, designed to deliver an unmatched sonic experience.

Check out the ARGON8M here:

"Take your guitars and synths to new ambient worlds and be inspired by real time tactile controls, an extensive modulation matrix, intra-tank pitch regen, and ambient swell. Infinite permutations will lead you in new musical directions. Swell and modulate an infinite tail. Bend and warp a cavernous and beautiful space into oblivion. Architect and direct your mood with a precision tool." -Meris

Check out the Meris Mercury7 here:

Overcome creative hurdles. Smash artistic barriers. Discover new musical horizons. A powerful tool that seamlessly controls your hardware and software instruments simultaneously. An exploratory device that encourages spontaneous creativity with its musical features. Surrender to the musical journey - where will KeyStep 37 take you?

Check out the Keystep 37 here:
Demo by: Tom Butcher
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Something New Coming from Make Noise

via @makenoisemusic

"Something new is brewing...

Check back next week for more information!

#modularsynth @blindoldfreak"

Interesting side note: @blindoldfreak is Alessandro Cortini of NIN.


video by zack dagoba

"More Modcan madness"

zack dagoba Modcan posts

"gaṅgā" | rings | subharmonicon | dld | disting ex | eurorack modular synthesizer

video by Elinch

"i wanted to use rings something different and wanted to work more extensively with long pads and a looper. to my surprise, the result was 3 very wide loops, which immediately reminded me of indian music. the drum loop with rings builds on it (looped at half speed)."

01) loops 01-03 /// expert sleepers disting ex looper mode / (rings sequenced by marbles / looped with dld) / fx aid
02) pad /// moog subharmonicon / doepfer trautonium formant filter / fx aid
03) drums /// expert sleepers disting ex half speed looper mode / rings sequenced by marbles / looped with dld
04) loop /// mutable instruments rings sequenced by marbles / looped with dld

recorded live with tascam dr 100.

for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.



Additional posts featuring in between patches by elinch


video by Woody Piano Shack

"Comparison between KORG NAUTILUS and YAMAHA MODX synthesizer workstations. We'll demo and review features and compare to their flagship counterparts, KORG KRONOS and YAMAHA MONTAGE synths.

► Overview
► Build quality
► Keybed feel
► Control panel
► Touch screens
► Sound engines
► Effects
► Connectivity
► Other features
► Musical demos"

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Super Synthesis - Demo of some 2020 modules

video by Chris McDowell

"A collection of Super's 2020 modules with text descriptions, gettin' real wiggly. Visit us at"

Super Synthesis - PHRSR - Tactile Sequencer

video by Chris McDowell

"Introducing the PHRSR Tactile Sequencer. A descendent of our PH01II module, the PHRSR, pronounced 'phraser', is a fast, fun, and affordable way to generate sequences for your modular synthesizer. check it out, then visit us at

PHRSR is 6HP and $75."

"The PHRSR (phraser) is a two channel 1-16 step knob recorder / sequencer. Complex sequences with independent step lengths can be created quickly and intuitively. Great for modulation of anything in your synth. Channel A is on the left, B on the right.

CLK: a rising edge on the CLK input will increment the step. External clocking is realized through "hard-sync" of the internal clock. A pulse is output from the CLK output at each increment.

DC: The value to be written into a sequence.

REC: When pressed, the value of DC overwrites the current step's value. When STEPS is also pressed, the length of that sequence will reset to 1 and increment with each clock pulse until either STEPS or REC is released.

Rate: Adjusts the internal clock rate."

Erica Synths Introduces The Cursible from Sacrament Modular

"The Cursible from Sacrament Modular brings effects morphing (and much more) to the Eurorack format. The Cursible is a 14HP wide, 6 channel, morphing effects-send matrix with an incredible feature set and a vast amount of applications from morphing / sequencing through and blending effects through to cadavre exquis style mixing of sound sources or controlled voltages.

The Cursible is developed and manufactured by Erica Synths and with a successful crowdfunding campaign (150 pre-orders) will be available early May. The Cursible has been made available for preorder now through an in-house crowdfunding campaign.


Send your signal through your effects chains manually via a momentary button push with user-defined fade times.

Sequence your signal through your effects chains via the clock input. Clock sub-modes include clockwise, counter-clockwise, pendulum and random sequencing options!

Morph and switch your way through your effects via the control voltage input / attenuator using any CV source.

Select your routing using the central knob for a more hands-on approach.

Randomly advance through your sequence with a turn of the central knob.

Choose your routing destinations using a sample and hold style approach.

When sequencing through one effects chain at a time isn’t cutting it, use Fill to stack from 0 to all 6 sends and returns!

All modes feature user-defined “morph” timing to allow you to adjust from click-less switching to long attack and decay times and everything in between.

Applications for The Cursible include:
Morphing your signal through 6 reverbs, delays, distortions, waveshapers, flangers, phasers, etc and truly creating your own sound.
Sending your signal to 0-6 destinations in any order you want with adjustable fade times.
Morphing through multiple sound sources to create an ever-evolving oscillator timbre.
Morphing through multiple cv sources for an utterly unique, evolving voltage source. Sequencing oscillator “stacks” for rich, blooming soundscapes.
And much, much more.

Sacrament founder Nero Bellum had this to say about The Cursible:
The Cursible was the first idea that I had for a Eurorack module. As simple as it sounds, I was in the middle of a patch when I thought to myself “you know what would be really cool?” I then grabbed a notebook and scratched out the first rough sketch of what it would do and what it would look like. Effects always play a heavy role in my sound design and I love finding new ways to use them. With The Cursible I wanted to take everything a step further by creating a module that would allow you to create multiple effects chains (up to 6) and then morph your signal through them. While working on the design (in collaboration with Erica Synths) we discovered other ways that the module could be used to great effect such as morphing / sequencing through cv / audio sources then added features that we thought would make the module even more useful such as the Stack and Piano modes."

J3PO demonstrates the brand new Swing! Collection for the Nord Stage

video by nordkeyboards

"We are excited to offer the unique Swing! Collection - a premium selection of samples from the acclaimed Swing! libraries by ProjectSAM!

The phenomenal Swing! Collection contains lively big bands, brilliant ensemble strings and authentic upright basses. This unique sample selection offers classic swing era sounds with both close and ambient mic perspectives perfectly fitted for professional film scoring, advertisements and sound design.

The Swing! Collection is available for free download at and can be found in the Nord Sample Library 3.0 and Nord Sample Library 2.0. This collection is compatible with Nord Stage 3/2EX/2 • Nord Electro 6/5/4/3 • Nord Piano 4/3/2 • Nord Grand • Nord Wave 2/1.

Download for Nord Sample Library 3.0:

Download for Nord Sample Library 2.0:

Demo by Julian 'J3PO" Pollack'"

Making Ridiculous EDM (Novation Circuit)

video by Gabe Miller Music

"I show the making of two EDM jams on the Novation Circuit, leaning into big room house tropes and then ruining them by mixing them with metal."

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 (Presets Part 3)

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 Preset videos by 3rdStoreyChemist

LudoWic - BREATH OF A SERPENT (Katana ZERO - OST) [live]

video by ludoWic music

Featuring the Trautonium.

"LudoWic performed the track BREATH OF A SERPENT live as part of the 'LudoWic Livestream - Katana ZERO Soundtrack' concert on November 28, 2020.

Warning for people with epilepsy: This video contains strobe lights.




Music: LudoWic

Technical Support - Bram Van Zuijlen
Production & management - Rogier Wagenaar | Redwood Management
Production & management - Joost Lodewijk | Wic Recordings

Lamentable patch

video by Unun Septium

"Stochastic patch using the following modules: Verbos Electronics Complex Oscillator, Random Sampling, Voltage Multstage, Multi-Envelope, Scan & Pan, Sequencer Selector and Dual Four Pole. Ladik Divider, expert sleepers disting (in quantiser mode) and 2hp Trim. Reverb courtesy of Strymon BigSky. Audio direct from mixer to camera."

Bagpipes on eurorack.

Erica Synths Syntrx

via this auction

Roland MC-09 Phrase Lab

via this auction

Jen SX 1000 With Kenton CV/Gate

via this auction

Jen SX 1000.
Kenton CV/Gate Interface.
All knobs cleaned.
Glass Polished Keys.

Oberheim Matrix-6 SN 7623033

via this auction

"The Matrix 6 was one of the last few synthesizers from Oberheim to come out during the mid-eighties following the classic OB-series. The Matrix 6 utilized high-tech but less expensive digital and midi features and still retained a totally analog sound. It did this by using DCOs (digitally controlled oscillators) to provide stability, programmability and more. All the Matrix synthesizers featured Matrix Modulation which allows for extremely wild virtual patching for almost unlimited range of sounds and modulation capabilities!

The Matrix 6 is a very popular synthesizer today because it offers access to the legendary sounds and power of the Matrix 12, though not as meaty but at a fraction of the cost. Each of its 6 voices has a pair of DCOs, a low pass filter, 2 VCA's, 3 envelope generators, 2 LFO's, and 2 ramp gens for a variety of complex analog pads, basses and sounds.

The synth is presented in the conditions shown in the photos, with some scratches due to time."

Novation Supernova 2 & Roland JP-8000

Novation Supernova 2 via this auction

Roland JP-8000 via this auction

Roland System-8 SN ZOH1397

via this auction

YAMAHA DX200 LOOP FACTORY SN HK010389 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Original Novation Bass Station Analog Synth

via this auction

Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1 Semi Modular Synth With Glide Mod SN 000018

via this auction

WALDORF Pulse SN 95450068

via this auction

Looks like it's suffering from the Nextel paint break doww. See this post for how to clean it. You'll find some before and after pics there.


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