MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 2, 2021

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Friday, April 02, 2021

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video by 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​"

"Noiz generators consist of: 3 norns, NAVA Extra 9, Deluge, Buchla Command Module 208c, Zorx Ribbon, MBase11, Little Deformer 3."

Het Goede Doel - Belgie • TopPop

video by TopPop

Some Dutch New Wave synth pop featuring a Roland Juno-60 & Hohner String Performer?

Update: turns out it's a Hohner Clavinet D6-N per the comment below. Also a Polysix and Korg MS20 in there.

Ghost In Translation DRONE & MIDI

video by Ghost In Translation

"Here is a demo of DRONE being controlled by MIDI, in this case I use an UC33 connected to a laptop and the laptop is sending MIDI over USB to DRONE.

DRONE is a drone synth base on MOTHERBOARD6. I've been working on adding MIDI CC callbacks to the MOTHERBOARDs and it's now easy to catch MIDI CC messages and do anything with them.

Additionally I've made a web editor that allows to set the MIDI CC values for each available param of a module just by connecting it by USB.

As a reminder, I've built 3 MOTHERBOARDs which are modular pcbs that I use to create all my modules. They are modular in the way that they allow to build all sorts of modules out of the same PCBs. They also come with a base code that abstracts the low level electronics components handling which makes it easy to code any module on top of it.

If you want to learn more about my modules and the MOTHERBOARDs, check them on GitHub, all code is open source:

PCBs and panel available on Bandcamp:​

Stay in touch

Bandcamp -​ Instagram -​"

See the Ghost In Translation label below for more.

Waldorf Quantum

video by SyntheticMachines

"A cinematic sounding multitrack demo made with the Waldorf Quantum.
Including a small reminiscence to Blade Runner :-)"

J3PO Prophet Rev 2 Patches - Official Sounds Demo

video by J3PO

"The J3PO Prophet Rev 2 Patches — for the DSI/Sequential Prophet Rev 2 synthesizer.

You can buy these patches for your Prophet Rev 2 from

There are 50 patches in this bank and they will load to User Bank 3 patches 1-50 on your Rev 2. The cost is $35 USD.

The Prophet Rev 2 has become one of my favorite synths of all time, due to its incredible modulation capabilities and pure sound. Although the Rev 2 sometimes gets overshadowed by its more expensive siblings such as the Prophet 6, OB-6, and Prophet 5/10, I have found that with a little time and careful programming, the Rev 2 stands up to the others. In many situations, it actually outshines them. Many thanks to Jason Cooper over at for providing the inspiration to create even more compelling patches for this instrument.

This collection of sounds is loosely divided into three categories: 1. Contemporary (Progressive Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion) 2. Vintage (Synth Wave, Electro Funk, Outrun), and Cinematic (Drama, Suspense, and Retro). I hope you enjoy these sounds as much as I enjoyed making them.

00:00​ Intro
00:04​ Contemporary (Progressive Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion)
09:09​ Vintage (Synth Wave, Electro Funk, Outrun)
14:58​ Cinematic (Drama, Suspense, and Retro)
25:47​ Outro

Available from

I also have patches available for the Prophet 6, OB-6, Prophet 5/10 and a free bank of 50 sounds for the free VST synth 'OB-Xd' — all available on my website. If you're a Nord Stage 3 user, download my bank from the Nord Keyboards website."

Happy Birthday to Dave Smith!

71 and still young. I swear Dave and Jean-Michel Jarre never age. Must be the synths! :)

via @sequentialLLC

"Wishing a very happy 71st birthday to Dave Smith today — the instruments just keep on coming! Check out last year's classic video birthday card from our Sequential artist friends:" [posted here]

Happy Birthday Dave, thank you for everything. I have a quite a few of Dave's creations including an original Prophet-5, Prophet-VS rack, Evolver, OB-6, and my 2nd synth ever, a Multi-Trak I traded a TX7 towards back in my teenage days. :) I also picked up a Six-Trak and Prophet-2000, and KORG Wavestation EX along the way.

Vocoding in Eurorack: Mutable Instruments Warps meets Qu-Bit Chord V2

video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Nick Bigelow of Patchwerks shares a simple way to vocode in eurorack using Mutable Instruments Warps and Qu-Bit Chord V2.

What is vocoding: A vocoder is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption or voice transformation. The vocoder was invented in 1938 by Homer Dudley at Bell Labs as a means of synthesizing human speech. -Wikipedia

Learn more about Mutable Instruments Warps here:​

Learn more about Qu-Bit Chord here:​​​
Demo by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)​"

Lung Oyster Mushrooms, Scion, VCV Rack - Generative Ambient Patch

video by Omri Cohen

"There's a full walkthrough video of this patch, together with the VCV file, on my Patron page -
And the WAV file is also available for download -​"


video by ThorF

New release from supporting member, ThorF.

Available on BandCamp here.

30 copies limited 7” Vinyl are sold out but you can pick up the digital copy. BandCamp is waiving fees for the day as well, so it's a good time to pick up some music.

Siel DK700 - Ultra Rare Analog Synth + Handcraft Case (FULLY SERVICED) 1986 SN 0505

via this auction

Note this is the one in the demo posted here.

"The DK700 is an updated version of the Siel Opera6/Dk600 with added midi-functions. It's very rare and could be regarded as one of the best Siel ever built. The DK700 has six filters and three LFOs to shape your sounds."

2021 by S-F-X

Update: I forgot to mention Bandcamp is waiving artist fees today. It's a good day to pick up some music.

New release from supporting member, Chinaski / S-F-X.

Available on limited cassette and digital on Bandcamp here.

Includes unlimited streaming of 2021 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

shipping out on or around April 2, 2021

edition of 45

Made with an Emulator II and a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 REV3.3

Circuit Tracks drives a Buchla and Friends -CALC- All along the way

video by -CALC-

"I made this video and it didn't seem to sit right at the time. So I figured I'd perform it on a livestream instead and have a chat about it.

If you're interested in seeing it in a different guise and a bit of chat about the track (and other things). Here it is: [video below]

After the live stream I edited the video and felt better about it so thought I might aswell put it up anyway....

The Novation Circuit Tracks is sequencing a Summit, Juno 106 and the Buchla 208C Easel command. Mutable Instruments Beads is getting to work on a sample I nabbed from David Lynch's daily weather update. I dont think this is copyrighted but of course if it is and I've been a bit too naughty, I'll just have to take this video down. The beads is clocked from the analogue clock out on Circuit Tracks too.

I had fun recording the Buchla line, using the newly added strum arpeggiator on the Launchkey MK3 its a fantastic way to get random rhythm but on some coherent harmonies.

Theres a lot of the incredible Vongon Ultrasheer on this track too.... it is a simply stunning 'verb and wonky chorus."

Live Stream from Chez -CALC- noodlings, talking gear and other such shenanigans

video by -CALC-

"I thought I'd take the plunge and spend an evening livestreaming from the studio.
There is no reason for this other than to have a beer and play around on some of the gear.
I'll be looking at the Buchla 208 Easel Command, the Sleepy Circuits Hypno Synth and a few other bits and pieces. I'll have a play around on some tracks I've been messing with too.
I havent planned or prepped for any of this it could be fun or it could be a disaster we'll see."

Buchla Easel Command 208C - Tremor

video by TheTrackdriver

"All sounds are from the Buchla Easel Command 208C including the vinyl scratch. They were sampled and are played back from an Elektron Octatrack which is also sequencing the modulation oscillator on MIDI channel 3. The bellish sound from the complex oscillator is triggered and sequenced by the built-in sequencer on the Easel."

Behringer Working on Polyeight - Korg Polysix Clone w/ Two Extra Voices

From Behringer on the interwebs:

"What an exciting day - the first Polyeight has come alive:-)

While this is still an early prototype, the firmware is all based on our new ARM platform, which will certainly speed up the development and time to market.

As you can see, the Polyeight is not a pure clone. We have retained the analog section, but added 2 more voices and especially a much improved user interface with very useful functions.

What do you think?"

Plinky quick demo/review & manual

video by Meska

"Quick demo review of the plinky synth
I forget to talk about many things i'm shure. this little things have so many to offert, best buy 2020 for shure and perhaps 2021 too ^^
Sound demo no talking (exepte first 10sec :p) : [posted here]
RTFM(outdated but only one for now) :​
buy it from thonk (and learn me how to prononce it) :

Thank you for 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 ;)"

Plinky manual:

Erica Synths DB-01: How to make a "Super-16"

video by Richard DeHove

"How can you make a 16-step pattern into a 32 or even a 128-step pattern without creating multiple bars? Just use the "cycling steps" feature. There are various "cycling step" options available such as 1/2 2/3 3/4 or 7/8. By adding just a few you can make a very simple 16-step pattern into a much more complex and varied "Super-16".

0:00​ What is a "super 16" ?
1:20​ Display and/or erase cycling steps
1:50​ Analysing a super-16 pattern
2:33​ Slight issue
4:10​ Make a super-16
6:25​ Add modulation"

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

Richard DeHove DB-01 posts

How Versatile Are These 2 Modules?!? Basimilus Iteritas Alter & Manis Iteritas

video by Koboto Music

"In this video, I try to see how far I can stretch the Noise Engineering Modules (Basimilus Inteitas Alter and Manis Iteritas). With the help of some Delay, Arpeggiator and Sequencer, I think I was able to make a relatively interesting Jam. Thanks for watching!"

EML Electronic Music Lab IW Turner 10 Synthesizer Modules

via this auction

"10 rare synthesizer modules used in educational settings to teach fundamentals of electronic music.

Manufactured by Electronic Music Lab, these were part of I.W. Turner, Inc., a small firm in New York.

Nine very rare simple modules made in America, using 9V batteries. Batteries are not included.

The following modules are included:
Square Wave Generator with volume, pitch, and Low-High switching
Saw-tooth Generator with volume, pitch, and Low-High switching
Triangle Wave Generator with volume, pitch, and Low-High switching
Ring Modulator with volume
White Sound Generator
Filter with timbre control
Envelope Control - manual trigger, and knobs for attack and decay (Could not get this one to function)
Mixer - 5 inputs and 1 output
Electronic Switch with pulse width and rate
Theremin - On/Off switch on back of unit and adjustment for frequency range
Also included is a mono Newcomb headset and 12 mono patch cables

All with beautiful little hand-labelled hand-made circuit boards. In very nice condition considering their age - around 50 years.

For more info and observations about this rare set see"

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer Serviced w/ MIDI

via this auction

Yamaha MO6 Synthesizer Workstation

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland JV30 Power Guide

via this auction

"Roland JV-30 Synthesizer POWER GUIDE Note On Series, by Bobby Maestas. This 185 Page Book is a companion to the Factory Manual, and is chock full of info."

YAMAHA CS5 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Case SN 1339

via this auction

Roland TB-303 SN 152700

via this auction

Cheetah MS6 w/ MAAD OS V. 9.0 Firmware Update

via this auction

Interesting texture on the front panel.

You can find details on the MAAD update in this post, and a demo video here.

Modal Cobalt 8 Synthesizer | Play PART 2 (Cobalt8m Sounds demo)

video by Whentherushcomes

Part 1 posted here.

"Midi keyboard is the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MKII.

--- Playlist (presets with a * were modified):
00:00​ 025 Bronze Brass
00:42​ 026 Speedway Bass
01:01​ 035 Vintage Piano
01:24​ 030 Selector Arp
01:51​ 054 ShyWave*
02:33​ 069 Rainy Day*
03:31​ 064 Bass Waow*
04:12​ 036 ReturnOfSpreadAT
04:43​ 048 Ishin itsutsu
05:20​ 044 Unstable Pad*
05:48​ 051 Telecom*
06:22​ 038 The Monster
06:41​ 040 Alpha Waves*
07:00​ 052 Mirage*
07:42​ 056 Winters Keys AT
08:21​ 059 Sawly Pad*
08:48​ 063 Bouncer Pad*
09:23​ 039 Step Pad SQ
09:48​ 075 3D PolySynth*
10:14​ 079 OberHeist
10:39​ 067 Hyper Sidechain*"

The Pool, exploration de la partie numérique

video by Laurent Baloran

"Cette vidéo présente la partie numérique de The Pool ainsi qu'un peu de Sound Design.
A la fin (vers 23'30), un peu de gros sons en réinjectant un groupe de deux filtres sur l'autre groupe."


"Cette vidéo présente la partie numérique de The Pool ainsi qu'un peu de Sound Design.
A la fin (vers 23'30), un peu de gros sons en réinjectant un groupe de deux filtres sur l'autre groupe."

See the Baloran label below for more.

Motion Soundscape Introduces BeatCutter - Experimental Rhythm Slicing & Recombining App

videos by Igor Vasiliev

1. BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining. Quick Start.
2. BeatCutter - Multichannel AU and advanced settings

via Motion Soundscape

"BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

With this app you can create sound patterns and abstractions with the atmosphere of cyberpunk, industrial ambience or alien jungle. BeatCutter has an almost unlimited range of options for transformation of source audio. The kind of original sound does not really matter. It can be any tracks, external musical instruments or sound from other apps. The content of the source material and your settings will define the final result, which can range from futuristic IDM to abstract music for fill the living space and soundscapes for relaxation and meditation.

Please note that this app does not contain exact presets for a specific result. It has many parameters that need to be set depending on the source material and just experimenting. But for an easy start, this app has a convenient editor of the template that consists of a set of numbers from 0 to 9 where each number defines the depth of change and the spreading of values of the parameter group. You can change any numbers in the template and hear the result, or use the randomizer for the entire template, then change some parameters and save the current state as a preset.

How it works:

At the core of the app is a matrix of 64 (8x8) cells in each of which a sample can be recorded. The sample matrix is controlled by 5 types of buses - Inputs, Triggers, Controls, Sequencer and Outputs.

The audio signal for recording takes from 8 input buses, each of which can playback a file or be assigned to one of 4 channels of an external sound card or audio unit.

Cell recording start and stop is controlled by 8 trigger buses. Each trigger can be assigned to a signal from any input bus or external channel. The trigger is activated when the signal exceeds the threshold. Each trigger has a band pass filter which selects frequency range in which the trigger will activating. The length of the record in the cell is defined either by a fixed value in beats or by activating and deactivating the trigger.

The sequencer controls the playback of the cells. The sequencer can sync with the main BPM clock or change the step when activating its own trigger. The played sample is fed to one of the 8 output buses on which the cell is located.

The output bus also process the signal with one of the audio effects, filter and echo modules. Next, for each of the 8 output signals, can set the output level, stereo panning, EQ and level to send to the main reverb. The output buses and main reverb are mixed for the external stereo output.

Each cell has a set of parameters that define the playback speed of the sample, a bit mask of playback addressing that implements a kind of glitch effects and other parameters. For each group of 8 cells, these parameters are set by one of the 8 control buses.

Another interesting feature is that for all 5 types of buses, 8 different modes of combining cells in the sample matrix can be set. This allows to create completely unusual configurations for recording, playing and controlling sample cells. Changes mode of buses and value of parameters are performed smoothly and it is possible to set the duration of this change. This options makes the transition sound even more amazing."


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