MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

New Q169 OSCILLATOR++ In the Works

via @eriksuperlazy

"I was looking at the @synthesizersdotcom Q167 LFO++ the other day and almost bought a couple more used Q106 oscillators last week. Meanwhile, I'm lucky enough to have gotten a message from James of to meet up with a few others for dinner while he's in town, and look at what he drops in front of me. Still very much a prototype, but what a powerful beast of a prototype! I'll be one of the first in line for one of these sets when it comes out. If you were on the fence about jumping into 5U, it's never been easier. Start with a Box4 or Box11 and get that QPS6+ power supply and start adding modules."

GuinGuin Instruments MME DIY Eurorack Minimoog Clone

The following are some initial details via GuinGuin's Julien Delgoulet on the Modwiggler forum:

PCB, rare parts and Panel kits available here.

Build guide with BOM on github.

My name is Julien Delgoulet, I'm a synth DIY passionate from a little town in France called Brive-La-gaillarde. I usually spend my time lurking on muff, matrixsynth , when I'm not repairing, moding or designing synth related circuits.

For quite a long time, I dream to own a Minimoog but never had the cash to buy one ...

About a year ago, a friend of mine get one and, after playing a few times with it, I decided to give it a go. (By that time, I did not know that this project will fill all my nights and week-ends ... fortunatly I have a
wonderfull wife :love: )

The initial target was to make an exact replica but finally ends up with what I call "Mini-modules" (Think ARP like sub-modules for Filter, VCO etc) for any format : eurorack / Moog 5U, you name it. Also, they could fit behind a "real minimoog sized panel".

All the design are exact replica of the Minimoog rev 2.0 (the one based on CA3046 expo converters) and are all using thru-whole components (excepted a few components that only exist in SMD packages)

So, let me introduce you the idea of "Mini-modules" and the control boards that actually "activate" them.

There will be 6 "Mini-modules":

- VCA/Preamp
- VCF Env
- VCA Env
- Noise/mod-mix/glide

There will be also 7 "Controller boards" :
- One for each mini-module (so you get an eurorack version of each for example).
- Another, my favorite one, which is 60HP eurorack version where 3VCOs, VCF etc plug into. ( I choose 60 HP so that if you have a 84HP case, you still have some room for a real LFO, a midi/CV interface etc)

At the moment, everything works great, I'm finalizing the "Mini-modules" and the 60 HP Controller Board to hold them.

To give you an idea of the progress made so far , here are some pictures of old prototypes and "Mini-modules" eagle boards. More to come in a few days...

As you might except, this will be a DIY project and I will propose PCBs, BOMs and schematics so that "everyone" can build his own Mini ;-)

I'm so thrilled to expose this project to you guys ,particularly on muff (where I've been more than a lurker and not very helpfull to the communtiy) and
hope you are excited as I am about this project now it is not "secret" anymore :party:


Roland JD-990 - Moving Galaxy performed by Chronos

video upload by LFOstore

"From our soundset:


LFOstore JD-990 posts

S2400 September 2021 Firmware Update First Look

video upload by Isla Instruments

"Here's an overview of some of the new features and workflow enhancements in the next S2400 firmware update."

Modal Electronics Argon8 New Factory Patches [No Talking]

video upload by VCO USA

"A collection of sounds from the New Factory patches from the Argon8 Series! We figured it was time to show off these new sounds, so we had our good friend and session keyboard player Matt Meixner come into the VCO studio to pick some favorites."

Custom Blue Dave Smith Mopho Desktop Synthesiser

via this auction

"This one has had a custom vinyl overlay from Style-Flip fitted. It’s been neatly stuck on but can be easily peeled off without any glue residue or mess."

Dave Smith Sequential Pro 3 SE Edition

via this auction

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer with Service Manual and Patch Book

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 104 Sequencer

via this auction

"The fabulous and uncommon Roland sequencer from the fabled System 100: outstanding in its own right, or an essential part of your journey to building a full System 100 rig to rival the Death Star. Excellent and full-featured - this is perfect if you seek old school analogue sequence action to spice up your synthlife."

String King: Sequential OB-6, Alesis MIDIVerb II X 2, QuadraVerb, Audiothingies Doctor A, CME XKey

video upload by

"Exploring the softer side of the OB-6, this time with the CME XKey 37 for polyphonic aftertouch. Most of the reverb is coming from the Alesis vintage rack stack: MV II Preset 28 (XLarge Warm 5s), MVII Preset 29 (XLarge Warm 15s), QV Preset 75 (Taj Mahal). The Audiothingies Doctor A adds some modulated delay and a small touch of concert hall reverb. The polyphonic aftertouch on the CME XKey is very difficult to control, and I've got the sensitivity turned all the way down. The cool thing is that any chords played on the XKey will have a natural chorus effect, as it's impossible to play all the notes with the same amount of downward pressure. Flaws (and lack of ability) aside, the results with the XKey can be stunning, so I'm keeping it for now."


via this auction

"One used MIDI patchbay with 16 IN and 20 OUT ports in excellent used condition. Comes with documentation. This plugs in to 110 AC so no wallwart. From a home nonsmoking studio. I'm selling because my MIDI setup is much smpler now.

The MSB 16/20 allows any of 16 IN ports to go to 1 or more OUT ports. (The reverse isn't true because there is no MIDI merge.) You can also build patch assignments and then save them to 64 stored programs. Recalling them is just a button push or two. Finally once you have assigned these patch assignments you can also send the MSB program changes from a remote MIDI device.

There is a battery backup and you can see from the pictures that the 3 volt battery is putting out 3.4 volts so its in good shape."

Lightblight | Prophet 12, SH-101, Squid, EMX Chillwave

video upload by MIDERA

"Track using the Prophet 12 for pads, SH-101 for bass, Squid for sequencing, and Korg EMX electribe for drums.

Eventide Blackhole VST for reverb."

Alias Zone: Devotion (performed by Chris Meyer of Learning Modular)

video upload by

"This performance first aired as part of the 2021 Synth Society Summit and published on the Alias Zone YouTube channel ( It is a companion piece to Náhuatl, which was created for Steve Roach's SoundQuest Fest 2021 (

Chris Meyer: Modular synth, Waldorf Iridium, Tibetan prayer bowl, Riot Audio Ritual Gong Drum

Vietnamese Buddhist Ceremony recorded with permission and provided courtesy of"

ollilaboratories Second jam session in new studio

video upload by ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find it here and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD

Hi Everyone,

Still working on getting myself up to speed in the new space digging into the gear and warming myself up. I made a 127 bpm something track, pretty minimal, upbeat but still pretty relaxed and dreamy. The star in this track is the Avalon Bassline, doing what it does best... square wave goodness is all over the place.

I also have some work to do fixing with the camera setup and different angles, this is a pretty complex challenge that will take some time given the angled ceilings that i have in the new space. While waiting there will be a few of these single and/or maybe dual cam videos for a little while... please have some patience while i get this sorted.

Play this one loud and in the dark for best effect.

Gear used:
- KORG ms-20 mini, bass notes
- Elektron Digitakt, percussion and dub chords
- Elektron Digitone , rhytmic bass sequences
- Roland TR-707, percussion
- Avalon bassline, square bass
- Dreadbox erebus, sequence

FX used:
- Strymon el Capistan, ms-20 mini
- Empress reverb, erebus
- BOSS Space Echo RE-20, erebus
- Elektron analog four, delay and reverb for the Bassline

- Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2, mixer
- Zoom H5"

Arturia MatrixBrute Noir Edition - 150 BPM

video upload by HEAD DRESS

"Just plain fun. This thing rips. Sounds so much better in black."

Making A Song On Commodore 4064 MSSIAH - RUBY ROAD FOR THE KOSMO KIDS

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"A song i made on MSSIAH on the 4064, i made this on a livestream the other night link below, you can also download this song wav here all tiers :-"

Why We Bleep Podcast with Make Noise!

video upload by

"Support WWB on Patreon: // Discussing simplicity, synth-spirations, and the stepped (not smooth) story behind making Make Noise, with founder and designer Tony Rolando! ⚡

➤ Make Noise:
➤ The ModDemod ad post on MatrixSynth:"

Wogglebug Techno with Trovarsi

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Guest host Trovarsi returns to the channel to try a new challenge: patching up some modular techno with no sequencer aside from the Wogglebug and TEMPI!

Check out what Trovarsi is doing as well as her new project with Trevor Baker aka NoizeHack, Transduction Signal! Trovarsi IG:
Transduction Signal:

Also, check out the Wogglebug video game today! You can play on your phone or desktop at the link below. Play to the end to win a sticker and a chance to win a Make Noise T shirt!"

Modular Upbeat Performance (Berklee System, My system, Verbos Modular System, Doepfer A-155 System)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I made a little upbeat piece utilizing Berklee's modular systems in conjunction with my own system. The bass you hear is made with Berklee's small Cwejman Module inventory of VCO-6 and MMF-1. If you have any specific questions about the patch ask me in the comment section, I will happily answer.
Everything was tracked directly from the VCAs into all of the inputs on the Zoom L-12 multitrack mixer into an Ableton session. Most of the reverbs and effects were from Ableton.

- Piotr"

Social Media Links:
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Bandcamp 🎧:
Website 🖥:

Download My Music here:
Apple Music:
iHeart Radio:
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You are what you are - Mycelium Symposium Performance

video upload by

Mycelium Symposium Performance posts.

"This is the performance I gave for the Mycelium Symposium event

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and more -"

If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

FB-7999 : Free KORG DW-8000/DW-600 VST / AU Synthesizer by Full Bucket Music

video upload by PLUGINS4FREE

via Full Bucket Music

"FB-7999 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG DW-6000 and DW-8000 synthesizers from the 1980s. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. Main features are:

- Two digital oscillators with 16 + 16 different waveforms
- Poly and Unison modes
- Built-in pseudo-stereo delay
- SysEx data communication, import and export
- Extended polyphony (up to 64 voices)
- Supports MTS-ESP by ODDSound dynamic micro-tuning
- Resizable user interface (not "N" version!)
- MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
- Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

Special credits go to Gerald Murer and Ben Martin who provided tons of samples of their DW-6000/8000 machines and, together with Kraftraum, did the Beta testing."

Crystallizer Presets on Drum Loops

video upload by

"A few of the factory presets on a simple old school drum machine loop. So many variations from simple to way out.Try more of the presets or your own creations on all kinds of drum and percussion loops.

Note: If it sounds out of time it could be one of two things, it takes a second for the 'Splices' to get caught up in the Recycle loops, or it's a funky weird thing and it's out of time. BUT it might still be cool."

Kilpatrick Audio Discontinues The Phenol

via @KilpatrickAudio

Today we are building the very final batch of production PHENOL synths! Last chance to order via our store. #synthesizer #modularsynth #phenol #analog

Arp Axxe - FREE Samplepack!!!

video upload by

"ARP Axxe samplepack is here!

Sounds collection from vintage analog ARP Axxe synthesizer: Synth sounds, basses, sfx, loops.

Produced by Alexander Kav 'Nucleus'

Wav format, 16 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 165 mb, 124 samples."

Quasimidi Polymorph - FREE Samplepack!!!

video upload by


Quasimidi Polymorph samplepack is here!

Sounds collection from vintage Quasimidi Polymorph synthesizer: Synth sounds, sfx, loops, atmos, sequences.

Produced by Alexander Kav “Nucleus”

Wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 342 mb, 120 samples."

Roland JD-990 - Orbital Pad performed by Chronos

video upload by

"From our soundset:


Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Owned by Billy Corgan SN 0450

via Billy Corgan's official Reverb shop.

"This Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 is owned by Billy Corgan

First off cosmetically speaking this keyboard is in very good condition. The wood frame has hardly any blemishes and the metal frame is in great shape as well. It's hard to believe how old this unit really is.


All of the keys function and the only thing we have noticed is that a couple of the buttons have small issues. The "Alternate" keyboard mode button still functions but may need to be replaced as it's not very "clicky" and doesn't immediately engage every time you press it. Bank 8 button on the upper bank selection section sometimes gets caught underneath the chassis when you press it but it does happen every time and it still functions.

It would likely benefit to get this synth serviced which would likely solve these small issues. Overall this thing is in superb shape and it would be an insanely cool addition for any serious player/producer!"

Doepfer Regelwerk Owned by Billy Corgan

via Billy Corgan's official Reverb shop.

Roland P/V Synth SPV-355 Owned by Billy Corgan

via Billy Corgan's official Reverb shop.

Kurzweil K2500RS Sampler Owned by Billy Corgan

via Billy Corgan's official Reverb shop.

Studio Electronics Code Owned by Billy Corgan

via Billy Corgan's official Reverb shop.

Moog Micromoog Synthesizer w/ Red Padded Moog Salesman Case & Bob Moog's Old Phone Number?

via this auction

"Included is a rare Moog carrying case (possibly a salesman traveling case?) we've never seen another as well as the original technical and service manuals. Also included, stapled inside of the operation manual, is a small hand written note giving Bob Moog's phone number and address."

Black Model John Bowen Solaris Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Additional Switched On Listings

EDP Wasp 25-Key Analog Synthesizer w/ T-Shirt & Manual/l=Leaflet

via this auction

"A rare and quirky machine for sure. Esoteric, sought-after (now!) and very much its own thing.This unit is in almost MINT condition. The distinctive design has helped make this a classic...dual oscillation and capacitive membrane keyboard! The sounds are a bit mad once you get your head around the operation. Works off 'C' batteries or a dc supply (9volt 1amp recommended)(I did have a psu but had to use it for another machine). Just come back from service by Kent Spong (keyboard tech genius). If you want a collectable - and/or some really interesting sounds to play - this is it. Comes with user manual/leaflet and a t-shirt!"

Roland SH-7 Top Model 44-Key Duophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

SN looks like 700588.

Analogue Solutions Vostok 2020 with custom made flight case

via this auction

"As Analogue Solutions described: The Vostok 2020 is capable of roughly 1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 0000 [0000?], 000, 000, 000 Sounds.
I confirm :)
It's, a very flexible beast with a lot of character. For me it's perfect source of strange, powerfull and undescridable sounds. I have reached half the number of Vostok's sounds described by Analogue Solutions so I decided to move on ;)
If you are an enthusiast, looking for rare gear, that gives oportunities to explore the new galaxies of sounds, Vostok 2020 is a perfect choice !!

Comes with:
1. original, pins, patch cables, parts, box and flyers
2. Custom made case from Barczak Cases"

Analogue Solutions Telemetry SN 5396

via this auction

"Extremely rare Analog Solutions Telemetry.

Think vintage Moog Rogue with 3 sub oscillators CV-Abillity over most parameters, EMS style looping envelope and pin matrix that accepts external input!!

Buyer should have a basic understanding of modular synthesis as there was never manual written for for this item, and aside from VCF>VCA nothing is normalized.

*Note the telemetry is fairly sensitive to how it receives CV. When I used my keystep the light from the octave switch blinking would cause a change in pitch on CV, but controlling from a Matriarch had absolutely no issues. More than likely a grounding issue with the keystep, so keep this in mind.

Includes powersupply and 10 original pins, plus original factory Analogue Solutions sticker."

Six Yamaha Synthesizer Brochures

via this auction

EOS B700

Vintage Roland Synthesizer Brochures

via this auction

"These are all in Japanese text and most of the graphics are exclusive to Japan, and was different from the English trade literature.

included are:

S-770/S-750 digital sampler sound modules
Super JD synthesizer module JD-990
JD-800 programmable synthesizer
Roland keyboards 1989 July catalog
Just 90's Roland Keyboard catalog April 1990.
JD-500 stage piano
JV-880 multi-timbral synthesizer module
MV-30 music production system
S-760 digital sampler module."

Waldorf Quantum 61-Key 8-voice Wavetable Synth

via this auction

Roland V-Synth GT Version Ver 2.0 SN ZV90698

via this auction


via this auction

Original ARP Odyssey mk1

via this auction, also on Reverb

"An original model 2800. Recently serviced including switch cleaning and re-graphite'ing of sliders. What a sound.... There is some paint 'bubble' here and there as shown but operationally is in very good order. Mono - 2 oscillator.....the sound of the early 70's...used by everyone from Abba to Herbi H."

Korg Wavedrum Oriental WD-X Drum/Percussion Synthesizer SN 018902

via this auction

How to Find Inspiration Using Polyend Tracker

video upload by Polyend

"How many times a day you're plundering your fridge? Have you ever got a creativity block? Does the fridge doors squeak sound like something you could turn into an instrument?

Yeah, you've heard good :) See and hear how our man Isobutane has found a sample source for an instrument for his tune made with Polyend Tracker!"

LXR-02 tutorial - Part 5: Automation

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Part five of a getting started guide for the Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine. This is with firmware 1.2. This tutorial looks just at automation. How to automate steps and tracks isn't obvious at first glance and maybe doesn't sound all that exciting but it can add a huge amount of interesting variation to your patterns. It's also very fast and easy to create the automation tracks, change them, erase them and redo them. I think it's one of the LXR's best features.

0:00 intro
0:43 Creating a track
1:04 Choose an automation track
1:36 Real-time automation
2:17 Second track of automation
3:40 Erasing automation
4:18 Reloading your kit
5:11 Realtime example two
5:53 Panning automation
6:51 Realtime example three
9:25 Step-by-step automation
12:20 Trying different kits

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

LXR-02 tutorials by Richard DeHove

LXR 02 Video Manual Update

The video by Synth DIY Guy is back up here.

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

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