MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

John Waters' Moustache presents: A-S.S.S.S (Atari-Synton Synthesizer Sound System)

video upload by Putrefucktion

That's quite the didgeridoo there, and a Synton Fenix.

"audio output from Atari fed to synth-bass, pitch-shift and delay pedals. from there to joins the Fenix into the mixer, which is feeding Deltalab 1024 delay + Lexicon LXP 1/5 rack FX"

video upload by

New Dreadbox 6 Voice NY Synth Coming in September?

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

It appears Dreadbox is working on a 6 Voice NY synth and it's coming at the end of September. Their previous synth with NY in the title was the 2 VCO paraphonic NYX. They also had the 4 voice ABYSS.

Note the 2nd image below is a vote for the color: Dark Blue or Black. I'm guessing the top half of the image is the blue and the bottom the black to give you an idea of the color scheme for each.

The pink font gives off the the 80s vibe of the Erebus V3 limited edition and the HYPNOSIS.

Update: you can find a glimpse of it and the new Abyss MK2 here.

Oberheim Two Voice TVS-1 Restoration

video upload by Rosen Sound

SN 0394

"Welcome to our new YouTube channel! We are excited to get back into making fun videos. In this video we give a peek into the various aspects of fully going through an Oberheim TVS-1, also known as the Oberheim 2 voice, a SEM based synthesizer from the mid 1970's

Join Rob and Eli's disembodied voice restoring one of our favorite synthesizers ever made!

For service, rental, and sales, please visit us at

This specific TVS was sold to us by a client who purchased it from our client Peter Freeman many many years ago. Peter recently passed away, and we dedicate this video and this TVS-1 to his memory. RIP!
This TVS-1 is not for sale, however can be rented among many other vintage synthesizers in our rental fleet.

Thank you to Benny Bock for providing the demo at the end for this video. A longer version will be uploaded soon.

Background music by Rob Rosen (though really, the TVS plays itself!)"

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

SCI Pro One - Rosen Sound Demo

video upload by Rosen Sound

"Somehow this never got listed public. This demo is by Eli Goss and is shot in the a reverb chamber that was built for Captain & Tennille, which was then torn down to build what is now the synth cabin.

Not much to add to this considering I’m listing it public 2 years later, but its none the less an awesome demo by the venerable Eli Goss"

Korg MS-20 and SQ-10 (Original 1970’s)

video upload by Pepe Mogt

"The blackbox sends clock to the Korg SQ-10 sequencer and it controls the MS-20's notes and filter. I recorded this video at 3 channels, I put the direct signal of the mix and one with effects.
The beat is lower in volume so you can hear better the Korg's in action."

Møffenzeef Mødular POCKET CLOCK-IT

video upload by Møffenzeef Mødular

via Møffenzeef Mødular

"POCKET CLOCK-IT is a USB powered, 4 channel, generative gate sequencer that is meant to be used with analog synthesizers and Eurorack modules. POCKET CLOCK-IT creates random rhythms that can be looped, saved, and recalled. The step length for each sequence can be controlled separately or globally. In addition to a sequencer, POCKET CLOCK-IT is also a 4 channel programmable clock divider. POCKET CLOCK-IT can be clocked with any voltage over 1/2 a volt (even audio!). If you’re enjoying what you’re doing with POCKET CLOCK-IT, presets can be saved to any of the onboard 8 memory locations. These presets can be recalled on the grid with the next incoming clock pulse. Clock divider mode and random mode have separate memory banks. You can use POCKET CLOCK-IT to sequence a bunch of stuff or use it as a utility to tie all of your devices together. Is that a CLOCK-IT in your POCKET or are you just happy to see me?

NOTE: To use POCKET CLOCK-IT with a USB rechargeable power bank, your power bank must have an “always on” or “low current” feature. Due to the low current draw of this device, a lot of power banks with smart sensors in them are not compatible. POCKET CLOCK-IT looks like a phone that’s just finished charging to those devices :D.

USB cable + cassette carrying case included.


3” x 2” x 0.25”

5v USB 400ma at rest, 100ma running

100k input impedance

1k output impedance"

LXR - 02 Drum Synth, by Sonic Potions x Erica Synths. - Factory presets, no talking!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Just a quick run through the presets, enjoy!"

Novation Circuit Rhythm - Deep Dive with -CALC- (Part 2) // Novation Live

video upload by NovationTV

Part 1 here

"In the second of this series -CALC- will explore some of the amazing ways the Novation Circuit Rhythm can be used to create and sculpt your music. We’ll dig deeper into techniques such as Slicing, Slice recording, Sample Recording, Resampling and Grid FX, and how we can combine all of these features to take productions to the next level.

Circuit Rhythm is a versatile sampler for making and performing beats. Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly. Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and layer up across eight sample tracks. Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more. Integrate Circuit Rhythm into your studio, or unplug and create anywhere utilising the built-in rechargeable battery.

--- Discover Circuit Rhythm:"

Tyrone's Realistic MG-1 Mod Testing (by Synthpro)

video upload by synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is just a rough little video I made for Tyrone showing him some of the versatility of the modified MG-1 I have been working on.

Here are the mods:
Polyphonic section modulation
Extra LFO
LFO Morph Mix control for VCF/Poly Section
Pulse width as well as PWM amount for both Oscillators
OSC 2 modifications allowing +/- octave detune
+/- Key Octave Transpose
Independent Poly Section Output With Mix
CV input for VCF Modulation
CV input for Pitch Modulation
CV input for Pulse Width Modulation
LFO Morph output
And finally my gain stage changes to make this thing have that classic powerful moog tone.

Thanks for watching!


SOMA REFLEX (demo of the very first prototype and announce of the project)

video upload by Vlad Kreimer


"REFLEX is a new SOMA instrument in development.

REFLEX is a revolutionary new digital six-voice polyphonic synthesizer with several unique features and innovations. The main idea is to provide an unparalleled level of real-time control over both timbre and sound, merging the creation of timbres and the act of playing notes into a single process. For the vast majority of electronic instruments throughout human history, this has always been two separate processes.

This approach offers musicians a new level of sound flexibility and expressiveness. On a philosophical level, this project aims to redefine and rethink what flexibility in sound and performance can mean for the modern musician. In a broader sense, it explores the concept of flexibility as a common phenomenon and a key distinguishing feature of our modern world, and also for future humans. Hence the name – REFLEX.

REFLEX is the first complex synthesizer where the main goal is to give musicians direct access to the synthesis core, instantly playing dozens of synthesis parameters as artistically and intuitively as we play notes and velocity on, for example, a violin. To make this possible a unique multidimensional sensor-controller was developed.

The main part of the sensor-controller consists of 16 small hemispheres arranged ergonomically in a way that provides comfortable and simultaneous access to all of them for the fingers of your hand. Each hemisphere contains a tiny version of a high frequency transmitter-air-receiver chain, where the human finger functions as a kind of obstacle that affects the connection. It captures the position of your palm and fingers from 16 points of view. The sensor data collected by each hemisphere is connected in a smart way with one or more synthesis parameters. Combinations of several sensors can be processed in a separate way and attached to a unique set of synthesis parameters. Sensor output is processed at a speed of 23 kHz, which is higher than the audio range, and reaches the synthesis core with latency of no more than 50 microseconds. Tiny movements of your fingers can drive the very synthesis core, letting you play with the process of synthesis directly and instantly.

To make this approach possible, special synthesis algorithms were developed that I call “pure math synthesis”. The main idea of this type of synthesis is the absence of any wavetables, samples and anything that is a kind of “frozen past”. Instead, it uses special dynamical recursive equations and high-resolution calculations that generate sound here and now, and which are very sensitive to even the tiniest signals from the sensor-controller. As a result, it gives you the unique experience of playing a very complex but also very responsive live real musical instrument that literally breathes under your fingers.

The hardware part of REFLEX is also unique. Starting the work on a digital synth I was very concerned with how to bring our beloved analog LYRA-like sound quality into the digital realm. Existing digital-to-analogue converters available in industrial volumes did not meet our demands. So I decided to develop my own conversion system. It works with several Pulse Width Modulators with direct raw outputs, scaled relatively to each other in order to gain the necessary resolution. At the end, there is a special analog part that finalizes the signal. This analog part is built with discrete through-hole components and discrete transistors (there are no OPAMPs in the circuit!) without significant long negative feedback loops (the famous Hi-End approach). The analog part uses unique germanium transistors and WIMA capacitors that give warmness and nobility to the sound.

REFLEX is also a multiprocessor system where each of the six voices is actually a separate mini computer (a special dedicated high-performance microcontroller) with its own clock crystal and analog part. REFLEX has no global FX but instead six separate FX units built in each voice, each of which can be driven according to the current state of its voice and the note it plays. Each FX unit also takes part in the synthesis of its voice including complex feedback.

The end result of these innovative solutions is a very high sound quality, actually rare for a digital instrument. The analog mixing of voices output makes it possible to hear and distinguish each note as brightly and as separately as in old analog synthesizers because each note actually is generated by its own complete monophonic synth.

From the user interface side, REFLEX strikes the perfect balance between amazing possibilities and simplicity. Despite the big underlying complexity of this synthesizer, it is surprisingly easy to use. There are just 17 analog-style knobs with fixed functions (no multifunctional knobs). There is no menu diving. Everything is as simple as possible, letting you focus on making and playing music!

The firmware of REFLEX is upgradable. We plan to continue releasing synthesis algorithms after launch."

SACRAMENT MODULAR The Cursible : Tips and Overview

video upload by Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Video Manual for The Cursible from SACRAMENT MODULAR."

"The Cursible is a 14HP 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 control voltages.


The Cursible features multiple modes of operation including:

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

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

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

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

RANDOM MANUAL MODE: Randomly advance through your sequence with a turn of the central knob.

CV + CLOCK MODE: Choose your routing destinations using a sample and hold style approach.

FILL OPERATION: 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.

14 HP
52mA +12V
26mA -12V
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."

MAKEN0ISE Is It Music?

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"How do we decide what we consider to be music? In this video we'll try to come up with some conditions for music that are as inclusive as possible.

Also, bees."

Classic Synth Covers 2 (ft. Sequential Pro 3 & Roland Juno Gi)

video upload by Elemnt

Classic Synth Covers by Elemnt

"The 2nd part of the Classic Synth Covers is here!!

5 Classic Synth Covers in 1 video 😎

Main synths used were Sequential Pro 3 and Roland Juno Gi. Softsynths used on drums & remaining sounds.
Only samples used were the beginning of “Final Countdown”, beginning of “Blue Monday” sample, and Kraftwerk’s “Uranium” sample

0:01 - Europe - Final Countdown (1986)
0:57 - New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
2:34 - Yazoo - Situation (1982)
3:12 - Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix) (1983)
4:26 - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things (2016) - it's a classic already !

Recorded, mixed (lightly) & mastered by myself."

Aquifex - JD-Xi Covers of Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter & The Thing by Ennio Morricone

video upload by SynthAddict

"Roland JD-Xi cover of a great minimalist theme by John Carpenter, from his 1976 film Assault on Precinct 13. The original soundtrack was made with classic analog synths (no drum machine) and multitrack tape."

video upload by SynthAddict

"Roland JD-Xi cover of the classic minimalist theme by infamous composer Ennio Morricone, from the amazing 1982 remake of The Thing - a landmark achievement in practical make-up FX from Rob Bottin and Stan Winston (he made the dog creature)."

Hammond 102200

video upload by SyntheticMachines

"A multitrack demo from the Hammond 102200 Synthesizer. The only synthesizer ever made by the hammond company.
They only produced 200 units and that's why it is extremly rare. Unlike other synths, it works with the modulation matrix instead of knobs and faders with 300 variations.
It's a quirky sounding mono synth that reminds of early casios and computer games.
drums: TR 606 sample set"

62HP Eurorack Drum Machine - House / DNB / Juke Beats

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our next 62hp adventure is a tribute to the driving rhythms and beats of dance-driven electronic music, spiced up with the fun of patching that can only be found on a modular system. Tubbutec’s new 6equencer adapts the classic TR-606 workflow into the open-ended Eurorack environment, allowing any synthesist to compile their favorite modules in the drum machine of their dreams.

Armed with some of his favorite drum modules, Wes breaks down some classic drum patterns and explores how they can be expanded and turned upside down within a patch. WMD’s Crater and Tiptop Audio’s HATS909 provide dependable kicks and hi-hats, while Qu-Bit’s Surface, the Erica Synths Sample Drum, and WMD Fracture help to expand the sonic vocabulary beyond typical drum machines. We’re also using the RND STEP from DivKid and SSF and Doepfer’s A-145-4 (mounted in in the 1U row with a handy adapter by Abyss Devices) for parameter modulation, and Befaco’s Stmix as a mixer.

Get the gear used in this video here:


00:00 - jam
02:35 - intro
03:27 - module overview
04:55 - why we put this together
05:24 - house beat
06:46 - drum and bass beat
07:57 - juke beat
09:57 - outro"

Noise Engineering: Big Honking Change Ring: Plain Bob Minimumus, Goose

video upload by Noise Engineering

"You won’t believe what happens when Stephen and Kris sit down with four Big Honking Buttons from Winterbloom. Okay, you probably will. We channel the 17th century art of Change Ringing. With four "bells" (or in this case, geese), this is a Minimus piece, but we're honing our skills to preform Minor or perhaps even Major (what what?) We're not likely to win any competitions with our rendition...yet. But just know that we have our geese tuned, and we're practicing. Who's with us for the Modular Change Ring Competition 2021?

Here we have four Geese (Big Honking Button, but Winterbloom), tuned by the Mimetic Digitalis, mixed and fed into the Desmodus Versio for just the right amount of atmosphere.

No geese were harmed in the filming of this video, and the dogs, as with most things, mostly slept through it.

Learn more about change ringing:"

Avalanche Run V2 with a DB-01 synth (no talking)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Some random noodlings with the Avalanche Run V2. Bought this because of the knob-per-function controls. It's certainly very easy to operate and gives a big thick sound. The Tone control works beautifully on the delay and the reverb is rich. On the other hand a little more stereo separation would be nice and you do need to be careful on the levels as it will clip fairly easily with a loud pop and crackle. I tried hooking up the DB-01 CV out to the expression in but the results were disappointing. Likewise using an expression pedal didn't seem worth the effort when using it on the desktop since all the controls are exposed anyway. Still, what you're paying for here is a beautifully thick stereo sound and superfast and simple tweaking. What a relief not to worry about menus and secondary functions!

0:00 Big combo on keyboard
0:57 Dry sound
1:06 Drones
3:03 Delay only pattern
3:35 Feedback function
4:00 Tap tempo
4:20 Reverse delay
5:10 Reverb variations
7:00 Tone control
8:00 Reverb and feedback
8:15 Dry pattern
8:30 Delay variations
8:53 Swell function
9:40 Long repeats
10:25 Delay and feedback
11:02 Reverse
11:36 Reverse bitcrush

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

ROLAND JP-8080 Analog Modeling Rack Synthesizer & Vocoder SN ZL22575

via this auction

Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot V2, Black

via this auction

"Includes original box, decksaver, carrying bag & power supply. A fantastic expanded take on everyone's favorite acid box, featuring a variable saw/square VCO, 432 user preset save slots with up to 64 steps per pattern, tons of 1/8" CV outputs, MIDI I/O, and a sleek black finish. UDX/UIX"

Teisco S-100P Vintage Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

"Last of the great Japanese monophonic preset synths, this features all the groovy late 1970s add-ons in the vein of the ARP Pro-Soloist and Roland SH-1000/2000. Built-in spring reverb, aftertouch-controlled growl/bend/vibrato/wow/filter, flanger, repeater, portamento AND glissando. I bought this and used it on an album for a project that no longer exists, so looking to send it off to a new home. I have always used the instrument with a 120V-to-100V step-down converter to meet the Japanese electrical standard, and so recommend that you do the same.

The synth was fully serviced in 2018 and the only thing that the tech said they would eventually replace was the aftertouch strip - there are aftermarket solutions available which would rejuvenate its sensitivity to the way it was when it left the factory. It works well, you just have to press down on the keys firmly, so I didn't opt for that. There's a USB-powered LED strip visible in the pictures which added some fun lights - it comes right off for those looking to keep things vintage ;) It does not come with the original 'music stand' metal attachment nor the plastic cover I believe it came with originally."

Buchla 285r v2 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator

via this auction

"Clone of the Buchla 200-series Model 285 Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator

This is Version 2, 100% analogue as opposed to v1 which used a digital FX chip"

Buchla 200e Memory Card & USB Utility Card w/ Original Boxes

200e Memory Card via this auction

USB Utility Card via this auction

YAMAHA CS40M programmable synthesizer serviced (needs slider caps)

via this auction

Kawai K4r – 16 bit digital synth module

via this auction

"All the front panel microswitches have been replaced, so they're 'as new', display is bright and clear (scratches on plastic covering, but not visible when in use) and I've (very tediously via MIDI sys-ex) reloaded all the factory presets back on."

Introducing the Behringer SYSTEM-15/35/55 & CM1A High-Resolution 16-Bit MIDI to CV/GATE Converter

video upload by Behringer

"After introducing our MODEL 55 range of Eurorack modules back last year, we've been following your comments and recognised your demand for pre-assembled systems.

We Hear You. Introducing the Behringer SYSTEM-15/35/55.

Ensuring the systems are historically accurate, SYSTEM-15/35/55 delivers the complete set of modules found in each bundle that was available in the 1960s.

All systems come pre-assembled in the Behringer EURORACK GO case and come ready to patch, straight out of the box.

All systems include our all-new CM1A Midi-to-CV/GATE converter and with the SYSTEM-55, included is our all-new EURORACK GO BRACKETS which links 2 EURORACK GO's together.

Both CM1A and EURORACK GO BRACKETS products will also be available to purchase separately.

SYSTEM-15 - $1,599.00
SYSTEM-35 - $2,299.00
SYSTEM-55 - $3,599.00

In stock and immediately shipping from our factory."

Introducing the Behringer CM1A High-Resolution 16-Bit MIDI to CV/GATE Converter
video upload by Behringer

"The CM1A is an extremely high-precision 16-bit USB/MIDI to CV/GATE converter designed for use with Eurorack setups such as the Behringer System 55, System 100 and 2500 series, etc.

The CM1A module allows you to interface your modular setup between either a DAW, external midi controller or hardware midi sequencer, either via USB MIDI or traditional 5 pin MIDI. Fitted with a rear mounted control switch, the CM1A allows you to select monophonic or duo-phonic modes.

Connecting the CM1A to the Synthtribe application allows for further settings such as midi channel and midi note range to be adjusted and can also be used for firmware updates.

Unlike other interfaces that mostly use 12-bit or simple pulse with modulation, the CM1A is fitted with a high-resolution 16-bit DAC from Texas Instruments - making it one of the most accurate and linear converters available.

List Price: $99 USD (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)."

“AODYO Anima Phi - First Contact” by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Please make sure that your system can reproduce low frequencies correctly.

Video sections:
00:06 01 Modelling
01:10 02 Rumbling
02:53 03 Flutes
03:50 04 Percussive sequence 1
04:44 05 Percussive sequence 2
05:45 06 Analog-like
07:04 07 Piezo
08:08 08 Ambient
09:48 09 Bells
10:47 10 Robots

Anima Phi, by AODYO, is a brand new monophonic synthesizer with an interesting approach. It’s a acoustic modelling synthesizer with also analog modelling parameters and effects onboard. Modulations routing are great and they will be undoubtedly the key for many great sounding patches to come.

In this video you can see the first contact with Anima Phi. I wanted to use the Seaboard, but it outputs multiple controller data and the Seaboard needs some editing with the Dashboard in order to make a template which can get the most of Seaboard + Anima Phi. So that Seaboard video will come in the next weeks for sure.

Even with an standard keyboard like the Arturia Keystep, the quality and playability of the Anima Phi shines from the beginning to the end of the video."

Noir - Sounds From Your Mind (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)

video upload by Polyend

"Hi, I'm Noir, this composition starts from the idea of using the first 4 tracks of the project as harmonic material. Using the wavetable synthesis capabilities of the Tracker, together with the fx tracks, you can get really effective results, in a short time and, above all, that evolve over time, thanks to the use of the "chance" effect."

Find out more and get the project files at:"

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