MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

Three new late night noiz sessions from supporting member, thenoiztemple.

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website:​ This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19​ #coronavirus​ #isolation​ #quarantine​ #spike​"


video by Malekko HeavyIndustry

"These are simple, one minute clips of saved presets as examples of the power of the Manther. Recall preset, press play, then make adjustments to have fun."

Microwave XT - Toy Memories - I love the xmas bell wavetable

video by Mason Chrysler

"Truly. Here's a short melodic example using one of the too many patches I created on the weekend.. I love this synth. Goodbye to the patches I accidentally saved over in the process. I've been loving getting to know this Microwave XT over the last 2 or 3 years. A patch bank will be shared, some day. I'd also love to expand it when I can afford to do so. Until then, 10 voices is enough for me. Thank you for checking in. M"

100 Macid

video by zack dagoba

"In this patch I tried to emulate a TB303 style filter on the 100M. This meant splitting the signal into two paths, one of which used a normal LPF with envelope, and the other used a second LPF which was then heavily distorted (by overdriving a VCA). I had to use an HPF to limit the frequency of the distorted path so the distortion wasn't over the whole spectrum, just the bit around the cutoff frequency of the LPF

I also currently have possession of John Foxx's TR909 - the first time one has been in the studio, EVER!"

Roland MKS-70 SN 793972

via this auction

"The MKS-70 is an identical rackmount version of the JX-10 synthesizer. Released in 1986 it combines two individual JX-8P synth engines for an outstanding warm and analog sound which is used in many modern studios all over the world. It comes with onboard effects like Chorus and Delay.

Polyphony - 12 voices
Oscillators - 2 DCO's per voice (24 oscillators)
Effects - Portamento, delay, chorus"

Sequential Prophet-10 REV4 SN 0754 w/ Original Box, Manual & Candy!

via this auction, also on Reverb

No pics of the candy unless they are referring to the poster and sticker.

Posting these pics for the included swag. The price isn't much less than a boxed one.

AXL ROSE'S KURZWEIL K2600r & E-MU 6400 Rack Synths?

via these listings

Three K2600r's and one E-MU 6400 are listed along with some other gear. No idea if they are legit, but thought it was intreresting if so. All three K2600r listings apear to have the same pics with SN S4805B5N0315. The E-MU 6400 has an SN of 060001679.

"Any true Axl fan knows that he loves his Kurzweil Synth modules. We are stil using them today to model his sounds and samples in some of your favorite songs. This older Kurzweil Synth module was used from 1999-2009 in-studio, as well as on the Chinese Democracy tour. Who knows what familiar sounds a piano samples you will find inside. Expansion disks are also very easy to find on eBay."

Rare Vintage '70s ARP Odyssey Synth Patch-Chart Templates

via this auction

"Ultra-rare vintage official '70s ARP Odyssey synth patch-chart overlay templates. 3 sound presets : 'Wow', the optimistic 'strings' and the wonderfully evocative 'Cosmic Waterfall'.

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar Synthesizer SN 0007

via this auction

Pics of the inside below. This one is listed for parts.

Sequential Artist Spotlight: Dräger

video by Sequential

"Dräger is the ethos of Spencer Draeger’s dystopian modern era. With his hand on the pulse of a generation saturated in anxiety and melancholia, part satirical, part sarcastic but overall playful—Dräger takes a light hand to the heavy themes of technology, love and society at the precipice of a new world. Atwood Magazine states, “…his new dynamic sound is an ingenious blend of old and new inspirations: the driving rhythms of late 70s punk, synth heavy pop of the 80s, and the druggy, electronic compositions of modern psych-pop.” He uses sounds of the past to talk about the future.

With only a handful of singles out on Cell Vision, owned and operated by dance punk Mattie Safer of the Rapture and Poolside, his debut album Goths à la Discothèque is set to release this spring on Brooklyn's Trash Casual.

This artist spotlight video features Dräger and the Pro 3 synthesizer.

Follow Dräger here:

For more info on Sequential and the Pro 3:​"

Glitch with Trummor 2 - VCV Rack Patch from Scratch

video by Omri Cohen

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

Here is the patch -
00:00​ - Introduction
01:28​ - Kick and Snare
09:13​ - Hats
13:53​ - Bass
16:31​ - Processing external signals
23:44​ - Supercell"

Fort Collins Colorado Atmosphere CAM Winter Storm Xylia Rik Marston Ambient Music

video by Rik Marston Official

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

March 13-14 2021 Winter Storm Xylia!
Multiple recordings showing the evolution of Xylia over
Fort Collins, Colorado. What a beautiful storm!
Bonus Ambient Music PARTY from Rik Marston!
Almost 1:20​ minutes of snow & ambient music! AWESOME!
Music by Rik Marston featured in this video:
"The Angel Next To Me" @ 00:01​
"Flight Of The Butterflies" @ 05:32​
"Drifting Away" @ 09:56​
"Arrival Of The Angels" @ 14:57​
"Nightflight" @ 18:13​
"Film Cue" @ 23:06​
"Dark Arizona Skies" @ 26:03​
"Meeting The Monks" @ 30:10​
"Out Of Body" @ 35:04​
"Do Replicants Have A Soul?" @ 41:19​
"Buddha Eyes" @ 44:06​
"Virtual Girlfriend" @ 47:27​
"Cave Paintings" @ 51:26​
"Spark Of Life" @ 53:57​
"FreeFall" @ 57:52​
"The Crystal Chamber" @ 1:02:25​
"First Contact" @ 1:04:49​
"Return Of The Gods" @ 1:09:24​
"Meeting Your Maker" @ 1:14:32​
All music 2015-2021 Rik Marston / Ambient Chill Zen Records

Nostalgia in Times of Crisis by Calvin Cardioid

New EP from supporter member Calvin Cardioid. Five tracks of instrumental electronic / dance / house. Drums from Jomox Alpha Base and Polyend Tracker. Synths used: new Prophet 10, OB-6, Vermona 14, Macbeth M3X and Novation Summit.

You can find the release on Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp here.

Making trap beats on synth with toy sounds #Shorts​

video by Woody Piano Shack

"Beat making on KORG NAUTILUS with found percussion toy samples."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

FAIRLIGHT C M I Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Roland SH-1000 Rescue!

video by Jeremy Parker

Great video from new supporting member, Jeremy Parker.

"Here's an in-depth look at my latest restoration project, Roland's first synthesizer from 1973, the SH-1000. There's a little history on the synth and the formative years of the market, plenty of SH-1000 driven background music, a quick demo of the features/sound, the complete restoration and finally a little jam video at the end.

Here are some handy resources that I used for this project:
User manual / service manual:​
Serial number lookup:​
Roland R&D Center (including Google Maps view of museum):​
Vintage Synth Advertisements/Info:​
Everything Synth-related:​

Great history on Roland by Alex Ball:​

0:00​ Intro
2:03​ History
4:39​ Features & Demo
7:35​ First Day Trying Synth
9:15​ Taking Apart Synth
10:39​ Cabinet Work
15:08​ Keyboard & Electronics
20:58​ Final Reassembly
22:12​ Outro
22:39​ SH-1000 Jam"

MUAD live analog synths - Alan Inspiration

Alan Inspiration video by O.Z. Hall

"MUAD (The Modular Units of the Analog Domain -, my synth duo with James Carr.
This is a live performance video prepared for the 2021 Virtual Circuit Benders Ball ( )."

New Patch Base Editors for the Access Virus TI Snow, Virus TI, and Virus C

via Coffeeshopped:

Back in November, friend of Patch Base Stefan George (who helped with the MKS-50 and DW-8000 editors) contacted me asking if I'd like to borrow a Access Virus C and Virus TI Snow in order to make editors for them. I gladly took him up on the offer.

December and January were mostly eaten up by fixing bugs and improving performance in Patch Base, not to mention avoiding other viruses, so it wasn't until the end of January that I actually got to work with these synths. And they are complex! Then February came, and almost a week of that month left our home without electricity (and heat) due to the worst winter storm Texas has seen in my lifetime. But now here we are in March, and the new Access Virus editors are here as well.

The Virus is the best-sounding virtual analog synth I've heard. And the TI line in particular has the most parameters I think I've seen! The modulation capabilities and the deep effects sections of the synth are astounding. The editors Patch Base now offers capture all of that depth in a compact form for quick access to any part of the synth. Below I'll go in-depth with the Virus TI Snow editor. The Virus TI editor (which also supports the TI2) is almost identical, with the exception of offering 16-part Multis rather than the TI Snow's 4 parts."

You can find additional screens and details at Coffeeshopped.


video by nbor

"Working things out with some new material in Bitwig Studio, Newfangled Pendulate and Generate, Madrona Labs Kaivo, and ASM Hydrasynth.The mix is rough, but there's a start, middle and end, so here you go!

More Music:

New Lower West Side Studio M140 Clock Divider / Universal Logic Block

video by Lower West Side Studio

"This demonstration compares the pulse output of the M140 Clock Divider / Universal Logic Block module to the CGS36 Pulse Divider / Boolean Logic module"

via Lower West Side Studio

"The M140 offers multiple features in a single 2MU module.

The Clock Divider creates output pulses based upon divisions of incoming clock signal. Divisions of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 16 are all available for simultaneous output. In addition to these divisions NOT outputs are included providing pulse output where divisions are NOT 2, 4 and 8.

The clock can be reset either through a control voltage input or through a manual pushbutton. The pushbutton will hold the the Clock Divider in a reset state and output HIGH on all outputs for the duration of the press.

The logic section provides two blocks of 6 simultaneous logic outputs from 2 inputs

INVERTER: Apply Low Gate = High (Gate ON) output and vice versa

OR: HIGH when one or both inputs are HIGH

AND: HIGH when both inputs are HIGH

XOR (Exclusive OR): HIGH when only one input is HIGH

XNOR (Exclusive NOR): Logical compliment of Exclusive OR

Visual feedback if provided through a series of LEDs allowing you to visualize the effects of your patches before actually making them."

New Cherry Audio | Eight Voice

video by Cherry Audio

"Cherry Audio’s Eight Voice polyphonic synthesizer meticulously emulates the immense sound of the Oberheim Eight Voice, one of the world’s rarest and most desirable vintage instruments. Eight Voice’s unique Voice Link controls allow simple and powerful grouping of voice module controls, eliminating individually setting each module's controls. We’ve transformed the original’s daunting user interface into a fun and inviting mondo poly synth experience.

With an incredibly accurate and huge sound, courtesy of synth pioneer Mark Barton’s circuit-correct recreation of the magnificent Oberheim state-variable filter, Cherry Audio’s Eight Voice is truly bursting with unique sound possibilities at an unbelievably affordable price!

➥ Learn More About Voltage Modular or Get Your Copy"

Comparing The Oberheim Eight Voice to the Cherry Audio Eight Voice

"A head-to-head sound comparison of a vintage Oberheim Eight Voice with the Cherry Audio Eight Voice virtual instrument."


Voice Linking For Fast Patch Design | Cherry Audio Eight Voice

"In this video, we'll be exploring the voice linking features of the Eight Voice synthesizer that make complex patch programming a breeze."

RH Electronics: How I tune the 3340 VCO

video by RH Electronics

"This is how I tune the VCO, not how 'to' tune the VCO. My method works, but there may be others.

Power supply is critical (I can't say that enough!) I recommend a -5V supply rather than the internal zener."

Tangerine Dream -carmel calif 2021

video by graal7

"Tangerine Dream -carmel calif 2021 cover by graal 7
play on moog one
matrix and drumbrute
kronos 2."

Soundsauca Modal Argon8 & Cobalt8 Soundsets

Modal Argon8 Presets - Daydrifta sound set demonstration by Soundsauca
video by Soundsauca

"Riding the wave of excitement surrounding the recent Modal Electronics Cobalt8 announcement. Soundsauca did what any dedicated but uninformed synth nut would do, create a bank for last year's hot potato! - and a fine one at that. Unfashionably late but dedicated to the synth party! Daydrifta is a 64 preset collection for the Modal Electronics Argon8.

The bank is available here:​

Daydrifta is my offering to the gaseous synth god of Argon. An intricate and beautiful sounding synth, the Argon8 delivers shimmering sonics and glassy undulations in abundance.

Whilst the Argon8 is known as a majestic synth for ambient based genres, I also probed it's other side to see where it leads. And I found plenty! Crunchy crashes, kicks, analog renditions, tortured leads and arps and some wubs to keep those Cobalt cravings at bay!

But it's clear what the Argon does best and hopefully this sound set won't disappoint.

As a bonus to all you Argon owners there will be an extra 36 sounds in the bank, rounding things out to 100."

Modal Cobalt8 Presets - Baltica sound set demonstration by Soundsauca
video by Soundsauca

"Baltica for the Modal Electronics Cobalt8 serves up an extended concoction of analog entwined pads, retro leads, old school stabs and ethereal effects. 100 patches are included (65 in the video and 35 more).

The bank is available for free either from:​"

Soundsauca Roland System-1 Soundsets


1. Roland System-1 - Cosmic Arps Patches
A Roland System-1 sound bank designed for unearthly audio contortions that only the little green machine can provide. Let loose your arp and get ready for slice & dice!

Available here:
Also as a bundle:​

64 Patches included • 8 x Sequence arps • 54 x Arpeggio sounds • 2 x Rhythmic patches
Tested on the Roland System 1 Plugout/Hardware

Scattered sonics are combined with classic melodic arpeggios and effects. Whilst the System-1 has been superseded by its big brother, the System-8. The System-8 dropped the scatter function to probably appear a more “serious” synthesizer. I find the scatter to be more interesting than at first glance because it affects synth parameters, as opposed to DSP scatter effects on the TR-8 and TB-3. I took advantage of this feature and added randomisation to many of the sounds in the sound bank.

There is something for everyone here, with some beautiful bells and softer sounds, to some more random and aggressive patches.

I created these sounds with the Roland Cloud plugin version and have tested them with my hardware System 1. As I don’t have access to a System 1m rack version, I would presume there would be some differences due to the fact the System 1m doesn’t have an arpeggiator or the scatter function.
2. Roland System-1 - Seismic Bass Patches
Seismic Bass for the Roland System-1 features 64 concrete crumbling basses, rubbery mono-synths, digital DX’s, crushed up dirt, filthy acid, dubby wubs and earth shattering subs.

Available here:​
Also as a bundle:​

Basses that blow the doors down. The Roland System-1 is an extremely powerful bass synthesizer. I bought my Roland System-1 along with an Arturia Microbrute – A fine mono-synth in it’s own right. However the Microbrute went back and the System 1 stayed! As a tribute, the first sound in this pack was named Brutus for its fuzziness.

In this sound bank, there’s a range of sounds paying homage to some of my favourite Yamaha DX sounds (minus the noise floor). One of my favourite waveforms on the System 1 is the logical operation waveform. It sounds similar to the Alpha Juno PWM saw wave at lower levels, but when raised it gets gnarly. Adding in the cross modulation on top and things get out of control fast.

Woofer punishment guaranteed!
3. Roland System-1 - Atomic Atmospheres Patches
Atomic atmospheres features 64 stratospheric pads, angelic strings, dark ambiences and sound FX for the Roland System-1.

Available here:​
Also as a bundle:​

The System-1 doesn’t appear the sort of synth to create big washes of sound. With it’s focus more aligned with classic analog synthesis a limited FX section I was surprised to discover that it can go far deeper than it’s neon 'me-too' mono-synth styling suggest. The 4 voice limitation seemed a road block to producing large audio atmospheres, but the 12 waveforms, there’s a wide range of sculpting possibilities to be x-modded, ring-modded and synced. In particular, the vowel waveform can be bent and twisted together with the 'super-waves' (Supersaw, Supersquare and Supertriangle). The System-1 has deeper qualities.

From the wails of a dystopian technological future with 'Sirens' to the euphoric dreams of 'Stratosphere', there’s an array of useful presets here to immerse yourself into.

Roland System-8 - Mysticism Soundset

video by Soundsauca

"Welcome to Mysticism!

A new and abstract sound bank for the Roland System-8, proudly designed by Soundsauca. Diverging from the well trodden path of analog emulations and 80’s retro remakes, Mysticism takes your System-8 on a left field journey deep into Roland’s ACB synth engine. Utilising its refined oscillator algorithms, iridescent filters and effects, and immersing them into a mystical world of swirling sonic adventure!

The System-8 is already packed full of vintage Jupiter Juno & JX tones, and that’s where this sound bank’s possibilities only begin!

Individual demos are available here:​

A rundown of the Roland System-8 and some of it's features:​

No external effects used. Limiter on the output due to resonant peaks etc - hope that's ok!


- Sideband Sensation
Without a doubt the sideband filter types are my favourite System-8 feature. With it, colourful glassy fragments smear downwards in sounds like 'Forest Glade', whilst the distant undulation of the title preset – 'Mysticism' softly absorbs your sonic senses. 'Lost Sailors' conjures aquatic memories of times gone by, whereas 'Space Tapestry' sews together newer sci-fi arpeggios.

- Formant Fondant
Another sweet feature with the System-8 is the formant filters, which enable vowel like textures to be imparted on the synths oscillators. I’m palpably (sad I know!) proud of the preset 'Sith Lord' with it’s deep and sinister whispers that Emperor Palpatine might hold a light sabre to, and 'Formant Fairies' which might fit nicely into some EDM genre or other. Whilst another highlight is 'Ahh 1080', but steady on man… leave that JV alone!

- Frequenting FM
FM on the System-8 is FM for the rest of us. It’s refreshing to be able to get many of the best FM timbres and process them through the S-8’s filters and FX. Beautiful EPs like 'Much is Clear' and 'Ellie Scolding' hold up next to deep ambiences such as 'Ionospheres' and 'Stella Sails'."

Korg Monologue - Monospace Soundset

video by Soundsauca

"Armed with some headphones, a fistful of batteries and my Korg Monologue I snuck myself away under lockdown to make Monospace. Taming it's beefy analog tones whilst twisting out motion sequences is a lot of fun. All with trademark Monologue dirt.

50 Patches are demonstrated here, with a big slant on using the motion sequencers. I recorded all the sounds "dry" but I couldn't resist adding some FX! (That Minilogue XD is tempting me). Some sounds were just crying out for some reverb. I kept it down as much as I could but for full disclosure I used Valhalla Shimmer/Delay, some Soundtoys delays. If you want to hear the synth dry, please visit my website page below where all the audio demos are available with no effects added.

This bank is available to download free. Grab them here:​"

Soundsauca Roland JD-990 Demos

"1993 must have been a vintage year. The Roland Super JD-990 is a classic digital synth with character.

Though the light from it's near 30 year old LCD may be fading (Photoshop works wonders!), the JD is still a much loved synthesizer today."


1. JD Worship - Roland JD-990 Demo
Spreading the JD-990 love! A little tune I put together with my Roland JD990. No external FX.

Heaven's Horns - a hi-pass filtered horn patch which fizzes down, gradually breaking across the stereo spectrum.

Dark Energy - a disturbing string patch that undulates with ghostly undertones,

Electric Eel - puts the JD990 chaos lfo to use with very short delay FX adding metallic feedback,

Binary Rain - a beautiful patch that sounds like flickering particles - it sounds different every time I play it,

Flangie Angie - a tightly flanged arpeggio sound with velocity sensitive attack, it can sound soft or hard with the mod wheel, tight and loose with velocity,

Magic Clouds - providing the heft down below with thick analog style sweeps,

JD Worship - The inspiration! A classic lead sound with the mod wheel controlling the dry/wet mix of the JD990 effects,

Lunar Mining - A repeating phased noise effect,

JD-8000 - I always wanted to make a supersaw on the JD-990. I finally found the trick, typically after I had bought a JP-8080 :) It does a pretty good impression,

Hazy Freeze - I love this sound! A melancholic lead that morphs into swirling clouds of audio,

Jungle Drums - Snappy self-oscillated S/H filter sweeps create a percussive sound. The JD has these wonderful sample and hold LFOs that slightly soften (slew) the harsh filter transitions. Later JV/XV series synths don't sound like this. The resonance also doesn't blow a hole in your ear drum when up high (always useful!)
2. Roland JD-990 - Superluminal Patches
A collection of 64 finely crafted Roland JD-990 patches. Take the deep dive into the 990’s synthesis, hearing its classic history along with futuristic sound impressions.

Find out more here:

Superluminal represents a collection of Roland JD-990 patches that showcase my journey programming this awesome synth. From the cosmic interlude of the patch “Superluminal” to some seriously epic pads such as “Vista Grande”, the JD still has what it takes in 2020!

Sometimes I have to remind myself that its existence pre-dates 1993, with the slider infested JD-800 from 1991 and the D-50 from 1987!

I won’t pretend to be the first to praise this synthesizer, as I know I’m walking in the footsteps of great sound designers, but in my own way I hope to contribute to the JD’s legacy. The Roland JD-990 is a timeless classic with hidden depths to it even decades later.

One of the true great digital synthesisers.

Roland SH-32 Shapeshifta Soundset

video by Soundsauca

"Shapeshifta for the Roland SH-32 features 64 luscious synth ambiences and rich analog strings. Trippy leads and sound effects mutate into ear bleeding slabs of weaponised audio.

Open that cupboard and grab that box, blow the dust off and wipe the early naughties from your Roland SH-32’s brain. With Soundsauca’s SH-32 life extension plan you too can inject some new sysex into this unappreciated little fella. Often maligned and misunderstood, the SH-32 is an experimental hybrid of a synthesizer.

Sometimes it feels like a long lost cousin of the JV/XV and JP8k series, other times it spits out D-50 and JD-990 memories. However the SH-32 is it’s own thing and I had a blast getting to know it again. As you might guess, I love the character of the SH-32. It has bags of personality, an enticing blend of lo-fi goodness and tripped out sonic vocabulary.

I hope you enjoy the Shapeshifta, please like and/or subscribe if you do - it sounds cliche, but it really does!​

Patch List:

Elektron MD X.04 [New Firmware] quick sound demo

video by Meska

"Quick sound demo of the new unoficial firmware for the elektron machinedrum.
It open many new possibility i have not covered , like SOLO ! ect RTFChangelog
download it:​
Official tread of the Unofficial firmware :D:​

100 Years Of The Theremin | Podcast

video by Sound On Sound magazine

"An Illustrated Podcast.

Still Making Waves In The 21st Century

Theremin at 100. A special podcast in honour of the 100th birthday. We speak to Cyril Lance (Chief Engineer, Moog), Dorit Chrysler (composer/New York Theremin Society), Bruce Woolley (songwriter/Radio Science Orchestra) and Katia Isakoff (singer/songwriter and producer).

Show Notes

00:32​ - Introduction
02:11​ - Cyril Lance / The Claravox
16:44​ - Dorit Chrysler
25:26​ - Bruce Woolley
32:08​ - Katia Isakoff
45:40​ - Ending

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 830726173

via this auction

Anyware Instruments Tinysizer Mini Analogue Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/Custom Case Mint Condition

via this auction

"Son of the legendary Arp-Fender Chroma synthesizer: the Polaris is a kind of second version a little simpler but still powerful version.

The machine was originally designed by the ARP engineers, but then ARP society was bought by Rhodes 2 years before the commercial release.

Keyboard 61 keys with basic velocity system

Main panel features 23 sliders and 62 buttons for edit process; central slider is assignable to one of the 14 available parameters while on the right side there are 2 levers for modulation and pitch bender."

Roland MC-202 SN 340300 w/ Original Box & Docs

via this auction

Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box, Mod Grip, & Gator Case

via this auction

"Classic vintage mono synthesizer from the 80s. Everything works! No leakage in the battery compartment! extremely clean!

Comes with:
- original grip
- original manual in Japanese/English
- ORIGINAL JAPANESE BOX FROM THE 80s!!!!!! (for collectors)
- Gator semi-rigid case
- non original power supply"

Roland JP-8080

via this auction

WERSI AP 6 Bass-Synthesizer vintage (1977), Analoges Bass-Monster

via this auction


video by Mindburner

"In this short video I open up a Formanta Polivoks and install a MIDI kit.
This is a great kit from very helpful seller on eBay called mrLogic" [you can find mrLogic here]

Inside a polivoks.

Quantum Academy I Techno Kick Drum | Tutorial 2

video by WaldorfMusicChannel

"New tutorial series "Quantum Academy" produced by #Phable​
Can also be done with the Waldorf Iridium

Phable is a german-based singer, vocalist, musician and DJ with deep roots in House, Techno, Deep House, Dub and Tech House. In the last years he released on labels such as Armada, Ostfunk, Light My Fire, Wonne Musik, Pure, Audio Safari and recently on Plastic City."

Quantum Academy posts

Kick it - 11 Bass Drums for eurorack

video by SchneidersLaden

"Here it is: The big bass drum module comparison - this one goes to eleven. In just under 20 minutes we play 11 bass drum modules, all with the same sequence, no frills. This is just about listening to all modules in the same setup to be able to compare them. Just what people do when they come to SchneidersLaden showroom to compare modules.

Deciding on a new module is often a lengthy process of weighing pros and cons, gathering opinions, and watching videos. There are product descriptions and feature lists, but ultimately it comes down to sound - does the sound of the module fit the aesthetic I want?

We put all the bass drum modules from our showroom into a rack - 102hp - to pit them against each other: Tiptop Audio – BD909 & BD808, Hexinverter – Mutant BD09 & Mutant Bassdrum, WMD – Crater, Noise Engineering – Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Erica Synths – Bass Drum, Jomox – ModBase 09 Mk II, 2hp – Kick, L.E.P. – Cassa, Befaco – Kickall.

They all have their own character, very different concepts and features. We are not interested in whether one module has three CV inputs more than another, but only in the basic sound - some of the presented modules are quite capable to function as a stand-alone synthesizer voice, but that's not what we want to talk about here. We hope the video can help you in your search for your next kick. At the beginning of the video there is a timeline to help you find your favorites."

Qu-Bit Data Bender: Walkthrough and Demo

video by Red Means Recording

"Data Bender is a circuit-bent digital audio buffer for Eurorack. In this video, we'll listen to it in a variety of contexts. Let's get weird.

00:00​ intro
00:26​ time and repeats
02:16​ corrupt
04:44​ bend (macro mode)
06:30​ break (macro mode)
09:36​ ambient interlude
11:01​ bend (micro mode)
13:39​ break (micro mode)
16:40​ downtempo interlude
17:42​ rings to data bender jam
25:30​ outro"

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Crocodile Cacophony on Moog Sub 37

video by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of "Crocodile Cacophony" by David Wise from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (© 1995 Nintendo) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro drums."

5 MINUTES WITH Analogue Solutions Fusebox

video by

"Chris from Battery Operated Orchestra spends some quality time with the Analogue Solutions Fusebox, a highly configurable semi modular desktop synthesizer.
Incedelntally Chris also posted a long form video on our patreon covering options and features in more detail. You can grab that exclusive content here:"

Prototype Jam! TINRS Fenix IV, mmalex Plinky and Faust on Teensy 4.0

video by Making Sound Machines

"Here's a little prototype jam, using all the lovely modular gear and hardware we've been testing these last weeks! The granular glockenspiel is made with This is Not Rocket Science's Fenix IV Eurorack compatible system-in-a-box - this is a beta machine but production hardware is actually done! TiNRS’ Stijn and Lauri built in an awesome way to load sample banks into the digital oscillator in wavetable mode, so we were able to use a recording of my childhood glockenspiel as grains in this synth sequence, with beautiful warbles from the onboard delay! TiNRS Fenix' sequencer allows for each of its four channels to have its own rhythm subdivisions and to be transposed via MIDI - this is exactly what's happening here using the Arturia keystep pro. Fenix' extra seq channels are triggering a kick from GHzTomash Callisto teensy arduino DIY drum module, and gating some noise percussion using the Fenix' VCA. The lush swell of reverb at the end is coming from a combination of Fenix built-in verb and using our beta unit mmalex Plinky as an FX processor - DIY kits and the expander will soon be available again from Thonk.

The stereo organ pad is made on a Teensy 4.0 arduino, running an additive synth patch made with Faust DSP and the teensy audio library, controlled via MIDI with the Arturia Keystep Pro and patched into the Eurorack with our own Multiplikand module. It's rhythmically chopped using This is Not Rocket Science's Wobbler complex LFO into Mutable Instruments Streams dual dynamics gate, using the TiNRS Fenix' sequencer to reset the LFO in time with the sequence. The bass is Moogs DIY voice Werkstatt 01, a CV-controlled voice with a ladder filter and that lovely Moog sub.

The beats in the ending come from our circuit bent e-licktronic NAVA TR909 clone, sequenced using the Roland Aria TR-8 drum machine. While the NAVA is an exact copy of the famous TR909 circuits, hacked by us with 34 mods to vastly expand the sonic palette of the instrument, the TR-8 is a digital emulation of the same synth and somewhat shunned for its color scheme. If you look beyond that, it's a very practical and lovely machine.

❤️ Huge thank you to everyone sending us stuff to test and build! This is extremely fun!"

Droni di un futuro passato | Error Instruments Radio Sputnik UVB-76 | Soundmit Video [NO TALK] #02

video by SOUNDMIT

"Abbiamo avuto per qualche giorno in studio questo piccolo gioiellino di Error Instruments, un generatore di Droni con una parte dedicata ai patch cables, un micro-modulare dalle sonorità e dalle caratteristiche molto intriganti.

Lo abbiamo unito ad un Grayscale Microcell (clone Mutable Instruments Clouds), un Jomox ModBase MK2 per il suono di kick (lo vedremo in una prossima recensione in modo dettagliato) e al prototipo (finale finalmente) del Vega di Faselunare. Tutte le ritmiche (escluso il kick) sono opera del Vega. Il tutto controllato da una sempre valida Beatstep Pro. (ci sono anche un MatrixMixer e un paio di delay)

Mentre guardi e ascolti il video (ti consiglio le cuffie oppure un impianto generoso sui bassi)."


"We had for a few days in the studio this little gem of Error Instruments, a Drone generator with a part dedicated to patch cables, a micro-modular with very intriguing sounds and characteristics.

We combined it with a Grayscale Microcell (Mutable Instruments Clouds clone), a Jomox ModBase MK2 for the kick sound (we will see it in an upcoming review in detail) and the prototype (final finally) of Faselunare's Vega. All rhythms (except kick) are the work of Vega. All controlled by an always good Beatstep Pro. (There is also a MatrixMixer and a couple of delays)

While you watch and listen to the video (I recommend headphones or a generous bass system)."

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