MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday, February 01, 2021

Introducing Modern Sounds Pluto - 2-Voice, 2-Sequencer Mini-Modular Synthesizer

Pluto – First Walkthrough and Demo video upload by Modern Sounds

"This is the first video walkthrough of Pluto, a 2-voice, 2--sequencer mini-modular synthesizer. Lots more to cover, but this should give a good overview of how it works.
Skip to 15:45​ for no-talking demo.

Pluto – Some Pluto-only synth jams, no talking

"The fam helped put together some quick jams. Audio is a direct recording of Pluto. No effects added. (Sorry about the blurriness and intermitent shaky cam. Camera is doing some autofocus weirdness.)

via Modern Sounds

"Pluto is compact and portable, with abilities that belie its small size. Five channels of modulation (named for the five moons of Pluto), two voices, two sequencers, a mini-keyboard, and onboard delay make Pluto its own complete sound environment, but it can happily play with all your other gear.

The design of Pluto draws from a legacy of portable electronic instruments, from the Buchla Music Easel to 80s Casio synthesizers. With a focused, approachable interface, Pluto invites exploration.

Compact 2-voice, 2-sequencer patchable synthesizer
Easily create complex, randomized sequences
Low-aliasing digital oscillators, wavetable oscillators
Mini touch keyboard
Clock range from 1 bpm to audio rates
Audio input for audio processing (line level)
Audio output (headphone, line out)
Quantize to preset scales, MIDI, or even audio input
Built-in delay with looping and glitch modes
Eurorack-compatible patch signals (5v)
Sync In & Out
MIDI In & Out (TRS, USB)
2 channels CV Out (0-5v, default 1v/oct calibrated)
Power/charge via USB (Micro B, cable included)
Rechargeable 2500mAh battery

Size and Weight
7.5 x 3.5 x 1.57 inches, 12oz
190.5 x 87.5 x 40mm, 340g"


video by Dimitrios Sismanis

"Sequencing parameters on the Prophet X with the Cirklon. The most interesting parameters (ie those involving sample playback) only seem to be available in NRPN, unfortunately. Sequencing has been something I always wanted in this instrument, and having the instrument definition readily available makes it one step closer for me."

recurring dreams (vhs visuals / glitch art)

video by 磁鬼頻率

"This track was made with a manikin Memotron sequenced by a Doepfer Darktime. Sound fx from Ensoniq Mirage samples. Please take some time to listen to the track in its entirety. 240591.

WAV download here:"

Acid Techno: TB303, SY0.5, DFAM jam

video by dyLAB0303

A bit of acid techno.
Jamming on DFAM.
Acid from RE303
Metal from SY0.5
Synth from DFAM
Beats from TR-8


video by C Nich0lls

"Single take recording from Cwejman S1. I was fortunate to pick up one of the last batch (in grey). Had been kicking myself for not getting one when they fist launched for several years. It is beautiful.
The recording had been sitting on my desktop for a couple of months. After hearing of Wowa's passing, I am sharing as an homage to the beautiful tone of this instrument and to the man that created it.
Recorded through Strymon;s Night Sky, the resonances seem to stretch out into the darkness.
Left unadorned for those who may want to take a moment and gaze at the Night Sky.
Thank you, for a beautiful instrument."

Added this one to the main post on Wowa Cwejman's passing here.

Corona Session 2 - A little lullaby

video by Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf Corona Sessions

"Everyone talks about Corona and Covid 19 every day. In most cases the result is a really depressing mood. The fear to get sick, the loneliness while staying home, all the missing friends etc. Really disgusting. We should start to see Covid 19 as a chance. The chance to find time to realize things, you would not get done in normal times. I for example finished my album in 2020, grew vegetables in my garden and spent more time than ever with my hobbies. I did not spent so much time in my pub. So, I drunk less beer. All that are positive aspects. I even started jogging in 2020.

That’s the reason, I call my night sessions from now on Corona sessions. Just to help you guys seeing that pandemic as a chance as well. You have one life! So, spend time with yourself and do something, you always wanted to do but never found the time to do. I prepared a nice little video studio at a rent place and I can go there whenever I want to and can perform music and shoot videos. That is a great pleasure for me.

Here is Corona Session 2. For the first time, I added some little fog to the performance. That gives hopefully an illusion of a real live concert.

When my favorite pub Klimbim in Gießen is opened again, the final Corona session will take place and a new name will be born.
Little improvisation with the following machines:
2x Delta CEP A (the percussive sequence and the solo/meldody leadsynth)
1x Accelerator (All the pads)
1x Spectralis (The massive bass sequence)
2x Keystep keyboards. One of them plays the sequence, that runs on Delta CEP A 1.

Live MIXED on 1 Atem MINI PRO Video Mixer
Cameras and lenses:
Canon EOS-80D with Walimex Cine Lense 35 mm/1,5
Canon EOS 250D with Sigma 10-20 mm/4
Canon EOS 200D with 18-55 kit lense
Elgato Streamdeck for camera switching and macro recall.

Meanwhile the album is available on my bandcamp page:"

CherryCherry Audio Releases Polymode Synthesizer Plugin

Polymode patches video by boxoftextures

"OK, I’ve owned the new Cherry Audio Polymode Synthesizer for about an hour and a half and have already made five fine patches. Should have full patching video ready tomorrow. Totally worth getting even if you already have the Polymode Module.

Polymode Synthesizer:

Twitter: @selgart

©2021 Box of Textures Music"
Cherry Audio Polymode was released today. It was actually previously released as a module version as you can see in additional posts here. The following is a quick promo video for the new release.

Cherry Audio | Polymode Synthesizer
video by Cherry Audio

"The latest Cherry Audio instrument is here! Joining the ranks of the lauded DCO-106, CA2600, and MG-1 Plus comes the Polymode Synthesizer.

The Polymode Synthesizer is inspired by the groundbreaking Moog Polymoog synthesizer. One of the world’s first polyphonic synthesizers, its unique multiple parallel filter implementation and mod routings give it a sound like no other synth, The original Polymoog sounded incredible but could be challenging to operate and was prone to breakdowns.

Cherry Audio’s Polymode sidesteps all of the drawbacks of the original instrument and massively expands its capabilities. With a streamlined user interface and immense modulation capabilities, Polymode sets a new standard for animated, sonically evolving string, pad, and choral tones."

Bleass Slow Machine is Amazing and Inspiring!

video by Electronisounds Audio

I check out the new Bleass Slow Machine (Tape Stop Effect) on iPad.
It is really creatively inspiring and within a few minutes of playing with it, I was already recording bits out into the AKAI MPC Live to make an actual track with, which I share at the end of the video.
This one is a MUST-HAVE APP!
Thanks for watching!

Update: promo video from Bleass:

video by BLEASS

"Get it now!

Thanks to 3 different yet complementary ways of manipulating time with creativity, BLEASS Slow Machine can deepen any beat by completely or partially slowing down the audio signal, transform epic leads into heavy basses, and add some 'tape stop' effect with precision either by touching the X/Y Stop trigger, or by dialing in precise sequence automations."

5 New Modules to experiment with in February 2021

video by Omri Cohen

"Consider joining me on Patreon -

Here are the patches -
00:00​ - Hazumi (​)
04:53​ - Kick Baba (​)
12:11​ - Tape Recorder (​)
17:04​ - Zefiro (​)
20:48​ - Deep (​)"

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Rack Synthesizer SN IA80933

via this auction

1970's Roland SH-2000 (Serviced, Recapped) SN 536900

via this auction

"The SH-2000, introduced in 1973, is Roland’s second synthesizer and is essentially a limited version of the . Like the 1000, it is a single-oscillator monophonic analog preset synthesizer designed to sit atop a home organ. This SH-2000 was meticulously cleaned/serviced internally by our in-house technician:

-Replaced all electrolytic capacitors.
-Cleaned and tinned traces and hard wired sub-modules to main PCB.
-Cleaned all switches
-Cleaned keybed assembly
-Pulled pins and tensioned/cleaned molex connectors.
-Completely tuned and calibrated."

1970's ARP SE-IV Solina String Ensemble SN 0096177

via this auction

"From Kraut-Rock to Prog to New Wave to Post-Punk, the Solina String Ensemble has been on hundreds of tracks through out the 70s and 80s! Often simulated, but nothing compares to the original. This has to be one of the cleanest examples we've seen come through our shop , sounds absolutely gorgeous. Soft bag included.

SE-IV model: stereo outputs!"

Oberheim Matrix-12 (USA, Unique "De-Clicked"!)

via this auction

"Super clean. I'm really picky about noise floor, so much so that I had a tech create a special "de-click" mod for this unit. All Matrix 12's and Xpanders have a random periodic static sounding click that's pretty quiet and normally not noticed, except in quiet moments. With a slightly modification to one of the ICs, this is the only unit I know of that doesn't have that issue! (This clicking issue has been confirmed on USA and Japanese versions of both the Matrix 12 and Xpander) Totally functional, cosmetically very nice for a vintage instrument. Individual outputs. USA version with power supply and other components recently checked. As good as it gets!"

Yamaha CS-80 CS80 Analog Synthesizer 1977 w/ MIDI Unison Mod

video by Tom Jones

via this auction

"Yamaha CS-80 CS80 analog syntheisizer from the late 70's. It has been professionally refurbished and includes Kenton MIDI, Unison Mod, new CMOS, fresh calibration, PSU rebuilt, etc.

Everything on this synthesizer works perfectly as the video shows. All voices are in tune. All sliders work perfectly without noise or issues. All functions are 100%!!

The Unison Mod works by flipping the sustain switch from I to II. All voices are stacked on the same note in this position. Pressing any other key simultaneously will pull voices from the unison voice. The red button below the tune knob is for MIDI functions. The switch next to it is for switching between MIDI LFO and front panel LFO.

The Kenton MIDI install and Unison Mod were a $3000 USD job. Replacing all CMOS on the KAS and TKC boards is also a very expensive preventative maintenance job. Receipts can be furnished for these repairs..."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Sampler w/ Expanded RAM and Lotherek Floppy Emulator SN 0050

via this auction

"Very rare Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 w/ Expanded RAM Lotherek Rev F Floppy Emulator. Recently serviced. Works perfectly. Includes 16GB SD card. CEM 3379 Filter / VCA. Incredible sounding 12bit sampler with with voice stacking / detune and arpeggiator."

Yamaha FS1R Formant/FM Synth SN PH01132

via this auction

Dave Smith Sequential Prophet REV2

via this auction

#FFS​ #FebruaryFilterSweep​ with the Roland SYSTEM 100

video by Robert Saint John

"Even older synths have something to say about the frivolous actions of YouTube and so-called publishing rights holders whose algorithms misinterpret filter sweeps on synthesizers as violating their content. Here's two filter sweeps in one for ya', from the 1975 Roland SYSTEM 100 Synthesizer"

You can find additional #FFS demos in this post.

Yamaha SK-30 | Once upon a life

video by MIDERA

"Yamaha SK-30 through an Eventide Space and Strymon El Capistan.

It's a limited instrument. But I like it. I really enjoy the organ and the monosynth, almost the two best parts of it. Here, the organ is playing along the entire keyboard, so it's played alongside the lead. They just sound so good together.

I thought I wouldn't like this... after reading that all voices in the polysynth engine shared 1 VCF (filter), I was certain this wasn't a keeper. This was something to throw out a week later.

I think I was wrong. It probably won't get into my main rig, but I'll place it meaningfully in my studio as an instrument, like my drums or guitar.

It's got a soul. It helps me write what I'm feeling. And for that, I like it."

Yamaha SK-30 demos by MIDERA

[demo] 30 Minutes of Abstract Atmo Eternal Patch (Blofeld)

video by Synthesizer Video Service

"This is a demonstration of a self-playing eternal patch, programmed on a Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. A lot of modulations were used. There was no external post-processing and no external effects were applied. The arp is playing some notes from time to time but the hands were off the unit and the keyboard.

If you want to get the empty Blofeld patch sheet (PDF), scroll down on this page:"

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with SEEB

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"You may know Seeb through their game-changing remix of Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza or their work with the likes of Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Tove Lo, OneRepublic, Bastille and Dagny. They’ve scored billions and billions of streams across all platforms to the point where statistically, 'every other person in the world has heard one of our songs,' explains Seeb’s Simen Eriksrud. All of that noise and mass communication was just chapter one though. Now, they’re taking their signature blend of melancholy and euphoria, dance music with a human sensibility, to the next level and down a more considered and artful path.

Kicking off the new year, Seeb have released their debut album Sad In Scandinavia, out now via EMI. The lead single Run It Up features highly acclaimed artists, K Camp, Tim North and Marty James.

We chatted with Seeb on how they’ve been using Sequential instruments in their music"

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Wavparty - SY0.5 Syncussion Sample Pack

video by wavparty

"Available now for $15:

The Wavparty SY0.5 Syncussion sample pack features analog drum and synth sounds from the Michigan Synth Works SY0.5, a modern Eurorack clone of the Pearl Syncussion drum synth from the 70s. The Syncussion became a cult hit with electronic producers thanks to its wide sonic palette and ability to create sonic weirdness. Used prices skyrocketed in 2014 when the Syro gear list revealed that Aphex Twin has 4 of them racked up.

This pack includes some clean sounds and some sounds that have been heavily processed with other Eurorack gear. The pack features 265 one shot sounds, 52 drum loops and an Ableton pack with 12 sample-based instruments."

And one for Model:Cycles (be sure to check out for more):

Wavparty Elektron Model:Cycles sound pack

"Download our free Elektron Model:Cycles sound pack here:

Chapter markers for the 16 included patterns:
0:00​ Slippin
0:31​ Ghost
1:06​ Bossman
1:37​ X-Ray
2:06​ Bounzz
2:29​ Larry
3:24​ Factoid
3:49​ DoomsdayPrep
4:17​ Tiptoe
5:03​ Sevs
5:40​ Disconnect
6:17​ MojoTram
7:06​ Shortwave
7:58​ Mayday
8:24​ Pproxy
9:11​ Horizon"

Sono Abitus - eurorack stereo output & headphones module in 4HP

video by Noise Engineering

"Sono Abitus is a high-quality modular synth output module. It has a stereo pair of Eurorack-level ⅛” inputs that feed a pair of ¼” TRS jacks for line output and a ¼” headphone output. The headphone output and line outputs have separate level controls, making it easy to monitor while performing or recording.

For more info, visit your local retailer online [see the dealers on the right] or Noise Engineering's website:"

Also available in classic silver.

via Noise Engineering:


Stereo balanced ¼” TRS output and ¼” headphone output with separate level controls in 4 HP

International friends: shipping from the US to other countries remains unpredictable and may take excessively long. We ship anywhere, but consider supporting a local retailer if you have concerns (or even if you don’t!).

Sono Abitus is a high-quality output module. It has a stereo pair of Eurorack-level ⅛” inputs that feed a pair of ¼” TRS jacks for line output and a ¼” headphone output. The headphone output and line outputs have separate level controls, making it easy to monitor while performing or recording."

Playing with SpazeDrum #7

video by gotharman

"I'm so hapipi..."

Playing with SpazeDrum posts

Gotharman LD3 go smooth [firmware update]

video by Meska

"New firmware update, add new filter, new FX ect. The new filter open new possibility for the LD3 specialy for Smoth, and soft sound ;) Start talking 1:27​ Product page : and RTF(updated)M :
100%LD3 EP :[2nd video here]
with help of Joué midi controler"

Wavolver II part 2

video by O.Z. Hall

"This video further demonstrates applying the Ian Fritz Wavolver II capabilities. The original video explained the module and its controls. This video is mostly playing vs talking.
Thanks again Ian for a great module and Laurie at for a great kit!"

Part 1 here.

Novation Peak and Summit Editor / Controller - VST and Standalone, PC and MAC Version

video by mller30161

"You can buy it on my Homepage:
Price: 6,90 € / $ 7,90
The „Peak Summit Editor / Controller„ is an VST and Standalone controller for the Novation Synthesizer "Peak" and "Summit“

- It is perfect to integrate the "Peak" and "Summit“ into your DAW.

- It makes the sound design easier, because you have direct access to the parameters.

- The "Peak" and "Summit“ Parameters can be automated and they can be stored with your DAW Project.

- You can safe your new sound on the "DeepMind 12" and the editor settings as VST Presets (..fxp)
in the DAW.
- With the X-Y-Pads, all Parameter can be selected and controlled.

- At the "Summit", Part A , B and AB can be edited separately.

- Direct access to the mod matrix allows you to keep track of the sound modulation.

- With the "Matrix Random function" of the Editor you can easily create new sound creations.

- It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64Bit and Mac 64Bit as VST, AU and Standalone.

- The editor is compatible with the firmware version 1.3 "Peak" and 1.1 "Summit" (with User Wavetable).

Price: 6,90€"

Richard Devine on the opsix

video by Korg

"Richard Devine does a deep dive into some of the sounds he created and designed for the new opsix!"

Simmons SDSV w/Elby Midi

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced with some restoration. As the title says, this one has Elby midi."

Custom Roland Junior 106 Juno 106 SynthSpa

via this auction

"This is a super rare and hard to find customized Roland Juno 106 transformed into the Junior 106 by Allen at SynthSpa. While everything is the same as a Juno 106 from a sound and feature perspective, the form factor is smaller at 37 Keys and is really convenient for space saving and travel, although this has never moved from my home studio.

Really a unique piece and the build quality is excellent, also fairly difficult to get your hands on as they are limited in production. Everything functions without issue and is a pleasure to program.

Also to note, there is a transpose button on the left side of the synth that allows you to shift the keyboard and you can select a C note from each octave to bring the keys up or down and octave. Does not include power cord and will ship with semi-rigid gator case pictured, although I would recommend getting a custom hard case made for this synth as the case is not perfectly molded for this synth."

Yamaha CS60 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Trident MKI Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 with Factory Midi and Flight Case SN C34112

via this auction

"This one is in great shape comes with factory midi , fully functioning and passes tuning on all 8 voices and is loaded with the factory sounds."

LoRrE-MiLL DoUblE KnOt V2, HeRbs aNd StOnEs LiqUid FoAm, RoLanD MC-101 = Who's on my "BoOKShelf" !!

video by rhampton1914

"Semi-Modular Synth on Bookshelf Jam
Gear used: Lorre-Mill Double Knot V2 - Herbs and Stones Liquid Foam - Roland MC-101- Ornament & Crime Hemisphere Suite - Zoom G1 Four Multi-effects processor."

Lorre-Mill Double Knot V2 Meets O_c, Roland MC-101, Pocket PO-12, NanoSynth NS1 & Bastl Kastle

Found the above via the listing below.

via this auction

"Unique synthesizer / Sequencer. This is an incredible piece of Musical Technology. It's call the Lorre-Mill Double Knot V2. Comes with 7 Banana Cables (good quality ones too), Original Box, Power Adapter, Printed Manual & Unit. Start using right out of the box. If you never owned one of these before, then your in for a Sonic Shock as you Patch & tweak the 2 Sequencers on board.

You may be asking what is this?

Well the Double Knot is a Semi-Modular synthesizer/Sequencer & is a collection of some analog blocks and simple digital logic blocks to construct Electronic sound patterns. The interface is made up of knobs, switches, and banana plugs for patching. Inside the Double Knot synthesizer there are two voices.

Each voice consists of a Triangle/Square wave oscillator, a shift register sequencer, an enveloper and a voltage controlled amplifier. To set the tempo of the shift registers there is a clock. Functional blocks associated with the clock are an XOR gate and a binary counter. One of the aims of this design is to provide the most flexibility while still having some shape to the piece. The envelopers are triggered by the shift registers unless the trigger inputs are used. The triangle outputs of the oscillators are fed to voltage controlled amplifiers. This makes the Double Knot semi-modular. This system can be used to make complex textural sounds and FM Drones, or Techno Drums at Polyrhythmic Intervals.

This is the V2 version which has enhanced and newer features such as newer enveloper design with mode switch to set trigger mode, loop mode or off. wide range cv input can nearly halt envelope mid-decay for sample/hold type output. trigger input in lieu of the fill input from the previous model.

The shift registers on this unit are CD4015 with 4 bit R2R DAC on the first four stages and logic outputs on the last four stages

Also to add to the percussive effect we can shape the envelopers by feeding the outputs back to the CV inputs and then tweaking the knobs to get the shape to a more dramatic slope. ● Lengthen the decay by turning the decay knob counter-clockwise and add positive modulation by turning the CV level knob clockwise. Now you are bouncing.

One amazing Feature on this unit is the FM Modulation. The FM section allows easy modulation of one oscillator to the other or both at the same time. with a knob for FM amount, a CV in jack that allows control of FM index and a toggle switch to set the modulation routing

This is indeed an amazing piece of Technology. I truly enjoyed this and will miss it a lot. I have a few Youtube Videos so feel free to browse my more recent Videos. just go to youtube and type in the search engine rhampton1914 and my latest is there. An open box Video is on this link."

30 Voice Waldorf Microwave XTk Wavetable Synthesizer w/ Orange Display

via this auction

Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330 SN 850571

via this auction

"This is the best example of a Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Mk1 that you will find. It is virtually blemish-free, and even has the original music stand and owner's manual. Everything functions as it should, the keys are nigh perfect, the casing is nearly scratch-free, and there are wooden end-cheeks fitted, replacing the flimsy veneer ones as per factory spec.

You must be aware of the sheer power of this classic synthesizer. The "human voice" and strings are nice enough, but its the articulation and application of the vocoder facilities that are just sensational..... It runs @ 220Vac, with fixed mains cord."

SY99 goes Analog: 2 Oscillators + 24dB Lowpass Filter

video by Theo Moebus

"Just the pure two oscillator sound (AWM)! No modulation or FX! Data Entry slider as cutoff-controller. One of my basic settings for my new SY99 soundset. A bit distorted towards the end. Take care of your speakers!"


video by Perplex On

"I had the huge opportunity to create my very own patches for FRMS synth. Have fun exploring them and i hope they inspire you for your own musical adventures. Read a bit about the creation process here:"

Norand Mono PatchOfTheWeek #11

video by Norand

"Every week (give or take) a new patch with the Norand Mono.

Here is a new patch : A trancy synth with some modulations !
No processing or effects."

Norand Mono PatchOfTheWeek posts

Synthstrom Deluge Dirty FM Drone

video by The Free Radikal


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

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