MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

System80 881 Trigger Input Interface (TII) for 880 TR-808 Eurorack Module

video by System80

"Video tutorial for setting up the Trigger Input Interface (TII).

These instructions work for both the 881 8 HP Eurorack expander module as well as the TII in the 880 desktop enclosure.

Trigger Input Interface or 'Tee Eye Eye' is a bit of mouthful, so we've abbreviated it as 'T2' interpreting the 'II' as Roman numerals.

The TII uses the TRIGGER 1 and TRIGGER 2 lines as a serial data interface. This is why there is a fairly baroque series of steps for setting up the TII."

5 Ways of Creating Generative Rhythms

video by Omri Cohen

"Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

Here are the patches -
00:00​ - Bernoulli Gate
08:01​ - Clock Divider
15:46​ - S&H and Shift Register
21:13​ - Logic
25:30​ - Comparator
29:37​ - Bonus"

Virtual PROPHET 5 / 10 programmer for APPLE LOGIC v4 - X

via Email for details. Price is $19.99.

This software is a virtual Prophet 5 / 10 rev.4 programmer for use with the new Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 / 10 (rev. 4 only). It simulates a hardware programmer in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio / sequencer program (formerly Emagic LOGIC). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer (or you can use the built-in USB interface). This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will not run in Reason, Ableton, AU, VST or any other plug-in format. It was created and is presented through use of the LOGIC “environment” architecture.


* Remote control of all front panel functions in realtime
* Remote access to some relevant Global functions
* Recordable moves in realtime to your Logic sequencer
* Audition Keyboard
* Vector fader for Cutoff / Resonance control
* Patch RESET function for intitalized patch

All real time moves are recordable by the Logic sequencer for repeatable real time changes on playback - or you can automate using HYPERDRAW. You may also remotely control these SYSEX faders and buttons via a hardware control surface if you take the time to tailor the controls to suit your individual hardware. This is not difficult to do and needs only be done once and then saved for future sessions.

The editor resides in one layer of the LOGIC environment hierarchy in it's own SONG document. Importable to your own personal AUTOLOAD song for automatic pre-load before any new session.

Buchla Easel Command Exploration 7

video by Todd Barton

"The EG clocking the Pulser brings new things to the sonic table.
Ha! I thought I was going to take a break making tutorials after Exploration 6. But, nope, here's one more for your perusal...then I'll take a break :-)"

Buchla Easel Command Explorations by Todd Barton

Gotharman's LD3/Tiny LD VCF10

video by gotharman

"A few impressions of the 10th analog filter board, that are now available for Little deFormer 3 and Tiny LD."

Arturia Microfreak - Trance ARP Vol.2

video by Igor Leus

"Buy Patches! -

We glad to release the second part of the best Trance ARP's and Sequences for Arturia's Microfreak digital synthesizer.

Microfreak Trance ARP Vol.2 - is a big collection of amazing arp sections. You will have a big part of ACID sounds and beautiful Trance layered Leads. This library inspired by 90' vibes and early 2000' sounds. Every patch including 2 ARP's. But you can choose any ARP for any patch, it's all up to your fantasy.

Soundset contains:

65 Patches
130 ARP Sequences (included in the patches!)"

Improvisation with Apollo synthesizer by Van Shake

video by GS Music

"Amazing improvisation by Van Shake using our new Apollo Synthesizer."

"GS Apollo is an analog monophonic synthesizer featuring subtractive synthesis. The sound generation is entirely analog. It has two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO), a mixer, a voltage controlled filter and a voltage controlled amplifier (VCA). The control signals are digitally generated by a microcontroller, which is capable of processing three low frequency oscillators (LFO) and two ADSR envelopes (EG). It also features a digital effects processor with chorus ensemble and delay. At the end of the signal path, the analog signal and the processed signal are mixed by an analog mixer."

See the GS Music below for more.

FREEMAN SYMPHONIZER - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

ST Modular - Oberhausen Complex Oscillator & Duck

1. ST Modular - Oberhausen Complex Oscillator & Duck
2. ST Modular - Oberhausen Complex Oscillator (Various Sounds in a Simple Techno Patch)
3. ST Modular - OBERHAUSEN Complex Oscillator

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 (Presets Part 5)

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 Preset videos by 3rdStoreyChemist

Yamaha VL1 Version 2 SN JXO1005

via this auction

ELECTROCOMP EML 500 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"EML 500 is a monophonic analog synthesizer with dual VCOs The dual VCOs offer square, sawtooth and noise waveforms. VCA envelope section with controls for attack, decays and sustain Includes envelope repeat for drones. The VCF section has switchable low-pass, band-pass and hi-pass filtering and resonance. The LFO has 6-waveform shapes to choose from. Other features include ring modulation and amp modulation, octave up/down switching, external audio inputs (to the VCF, ring/amp mod and VCA), a sustain pedal input and CV/Gate external control. It also has a controllable preamp stage built in. Also has a scaling feature to change the tuning scale between notes."

EML ElectroComp 101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Roland Synthesizer Drum Machine Service Notes Lot. 808 303 Juno 909 626

via this auction

Jomox Alpha Base Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

Technosaurus Cyclodon & Microcon

Cyclodon sequencer via this auction

Microcon monophonic analog synthesizer via this auction

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

MFB Tanzbar 2

via this auction

You can find demos of one in previous posts here.

Meng Qi - Ping Garden

video by Meng Qi

"New Year Gift : Ping Garden Software Instrument

Happy Chinese New Year! We wish you a great fruitful 2021. Here is a gift from us, it's called Ping Garden, a software instrument utilizing Mac multitouch pad as playing interface. It uses filter pinging and FM for sound synthesis.

When I was working on Wing Pinger in last year's CNY, factories were closed during the holiday, so I learned a bit of SuperCollider to kill time. That's how Ping Garden was born.

Ping Garden makes rain falling sounds with gestural control density. Here is a small video of me playing it. Hope you enjoy.

Download & Guide :"

ROLAND STRINGS RS 202 Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

See the miniature label below for more.


Metropolix - First look

Additional overview video by loopop below.


The Intellijel Metropolix is a unique and powerful Eurorack format musical sequencer. With an abundance of hands-on, tactile controls and a wealth of modulation possibilities (both internal and external) you can quickly and easily create infectiously musical sequences that are never boring. Even the simplest riff can be brought to life with seemingly endless options to create variations or real-time manipulations. Equally at home in the studio or a live improvised performance, the Metropolix is sure to become a staple source of fresh ideas and killer riffs in your creative process.

On first blush, it appears to be a simple 8-stage sequencer — but there is far more functionality than first meets the eye:

● There are two tracks (TRK 1 and TRK 2) that are variants of the single master pitch/gate sequencer, which is programmed via the PITCH sliders, PULSE COUNT and GATE TYPE switches. Each track interprets the master sequence in a variety of ways — creating complementary sequence variations that enable you to generate counterpoint, polyrhythms, and all manner of sonic movement (both subtle and extreme). Each of these tracks has its own playback ORDER, sequence LENgth, clock DIVision, SWING amount, SLIDE time, and track GATE lengths. Other track-based sequence variables are accessible from the TRACK MENU, and include Pitch Slider inversion; sequence note range; track transposition; and more. In addition, Tracks 1 & 2 both have multiple lanes of per-stage playback parameters, including: GATE override; PITCH override; RATCHet count; PROBability of playback; ACCUMulating transposition, and a dedicated CV lane. Each stage also has a SKIP feature, and a pitch SLIDE option.

● 8 separate and individual MODulation lanes are accessed via the MOD button. Each MOD lane has 8-stages of modulation values and its own playback ORDER, LENgth, and clock DIVision; and each lane is routable to one of Metropolix’ two assignable outputs or to dozens of internal destinations, allowing for some sophisticated and powerful self-modulation.

● A trio of AUX inputs allows for external modulation of user-assignable sequencer parameters for even greater variation, while two assignable CTRL knobs give you direct access to the parameters you want to adjust most frequently during a performance. With dedicated Pitch/Gate outputs for both Track 1 and Track 2; two totally user-assignable outputs (A and B); and internal MOD routing, Metropolix features a wealth of patching opportunities.

● Metropolix also features a Loopy mode, allowing you to instantly play back short sub-sequences, or even “play” the stage buttons directly (like a ‘keyboard’).

● Metropolix stores up to 64 preset configurations (in 8 banks of 8 presets), and all live settings are stored in EPROM, ensuring that your Metropolix will always power up exactly as you left it — even if you haven’t saved them to a preset. By default presets can change all the structural (menu-based) elements of your sequencer without overwriting the front panel controls, but full recall is also available.

● The operation of the Metropolix is optimized for live performance and jamming, with quick access to all the most important performance parameters, and the ability to greatly affect your sequences with a single slider or switch.

video by loopop

0:00​ Intro
1:00​ Sliders & switches
2:05​ What’s old?
3:30​ What’s new?
3:55​ Two tracks
5:10​ New lanes
6:30​ More news
8:45​ Stage buttons
10:40​ Track controls
13:35​ Knobs & IO
15:10​ This setup
17:10​ Home screens
17:35​ Mod tracks
21:15​ Skip invert
22:30​ Decoupling 1 & 2
23:20​ “Split view”
24:20​ Pitch override
26:45​ Accumulator
28:40​ Loopy
29:20​ Split kbd/seq
30:30​ Using presets
32:40​ Pros & cons
37:45​ Outro track

Embracing the Clank Chaos Sequencer

video by Red Means Recording

"Chaos by Clank is a 6 channel random gate and voltage generator that can be constrained to all sorts of musical timings and scales. It has a looper per channel, can be influenced by CV input to transpose any channel or all of them, and has a chaos input that will scramble the parameters for each channel based on a customizable entropy amount. It's as wild as you want it to be. Let's check it out."

Error Instruments | Broken Tape Simulator V2

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"This video is about a small 6 HP module that can seriously trash any patch into a messy, but awesome glitch & data bending chaos. So skip this one if you're not into modular madness. It's about Error's Broken Tape Simulator V2, which has a built in light sensor you can use to short-circuit your virtual lo-fi tape machine. But after all, it's just a tool in a sound design kit and I am sure you'll love it when you spend some time with it. Especially with lots of FX in the end of chain. Have fun, and if you don't - sorry for the noise."

Norand Mono - PatchOfTheWeek #12

video by Norand

"Here is a new patch : A UK bass with a phased effect !
No processing or effects."

Norand Mono - PatchOfTheWeek posts

Black Octatrack MKII Now Shipping

video by Elektron

"The black Octatrack MKII is now available to order from our webshop!

With a new black casing, plus a refreshed print design, this gives you more Octa options when picking which version of the dynamic performance sampler to bring into your setup.

The original MKII gray and the black Octatrack are both available from, or online/local retailers carrying Elektron products."

Tutorials | PolyBrute - Episode 6: Settings & PolyBrute Connect

video by Arturia

"In the last episode of the PolyBrute tutorial series Matt Pike goes through important utilities and settings that enhance the synthesizers modules to expand its already rich set of functions and sonic horizons as well as explores the dedicated software VST and librarian PolyBrute Connect which merges the synthesis of the hardware with the best strengths of the virtual to go beyond the already mesmerising experience of the PolyBrute world.

00:00​ Intro
00:57​ Preset Settings
01:13​ Synth Voice: VCO
06:18​ Synth Voice: Envelopes
07:29​ Synth Voice: LFO & Voices, Out Section
10:09​ Synth Voice: Expression Control & Preset
11:02​ Global Settings
11:14​ Sync Menu
11:12​ Keyboard, Midi, Misc
13:43​ PolyBrute Connect
13:58​ Layout
14:55​ Real Time Hardware Control
15:16​ DAW & Standalone Integration
15:51​ Preset Browser & Sounds Management"

Tutorials | PolyBrute - Episodes

Novation Circuit Tracks & Arturia MicroFreak Beats from Scratch

video by Gabe Miller Music

"I make four beats (electro house, vaporwave, synthwave, and trap) from scratch with the Novation Circuit Tracks and Arturia MicroFreak, testing various new features and getting really nice sounds out of the hybrid workflow."

LFOs & VCOs - Basic Modular Tutorial Ft. Corsynth VC LFO

video by alternatingbitmusic

"While this demo doesn't really cover LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) action, the point was to share that certain modules have full VCO capability in addition to LFO. While I was fully aware about this from the VCO standpoint, I just realized a module I bought as a dedicated LFO also has full VCO capability. Perhaps my noob discovery will help others. Featured is the Corsynth VC LFO."

Plinky & Tape loop Ambient mood

video by Meska

"Just a quick ambient mood on plinky with the help of a kalimba tape loop
the tape loop go to plinky input , all FX are plinky
Accelerometer of plinky mapped: X distorion Y noise"

QB Sessions // Silent Strike - Beat 3

video by Silent Strike

Silent Strike QB Sessions

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

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