MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Dirtywave M8 - "Fairly Mystical"!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"OH MY GAWD! I love this little device -- I'm really gelling with it so far!

A *huge* folder of my samples is included in the factory library.
I am so honored to have my sounds in this amazing hand-held music maker!!

This is the second "full track" I've written with it.

The M8 really excels at chopping up a sample into equal sized chops and then remixing those chops to make new patterns."

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

AtomoSynth MochikaX4 minimal acid jamm

video upload by atomolab

"Hello World! this time a new minimal acid jamm using the AtomoSynth MochikaX4 the ipad and midimix controller!!"

Egyptian Lover on “Egypt, Egypt”

video upload by dublab

"For this debut episode of Red Bull Music Academy’s new Key Tracks series the dublab film team connected with West electro legend Egyptian Lover. We visited the 808 controlling wizard at Rusk Sound Studios, where he recorded his 1984 album On the Nile which included the classic 'Egypt, Egypt.' Egyptian Lover sketches out the inspiration behind the recording of this monumental jam and even graces us with a grand piano performance before a mind blowing recreation of the tune on his OG Roland TR-808. We were thrilled to once again collaborate with our buddies in forward thinking sound at RBMA. Keep your eyes and ears open for more installments of their Key Tracks series, as they continue to share personal sonic insights from musical legends.

Directed by: Mark 'Frosty' McNeill
Filmed by: Alex Pelly & Steven Andrew Garcia
Edited by: Alex Pelly
Sound: Jake Viator
Produced by: dublab for Red Bull Music Academy"

This one in via Edgar.

Additional Egyptian Lover posts

Tangible Waves - Halloween

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Using the AE Tangible Waves system to create a Halloween themed patch. Main voice is the Multi-FX module in a feedback configuration to create those dissonant out of tune sounds."

Jeannie Polyphonic DIY Synthesizer Part 6: Sound Demo

video upload by Rolf Degen

Jeannie Polyphonic DIY Synthesizer posts

New Systems Instruments Releases Inertia, a “Universal Movement Simulator”

video upload by New Systems Instruments

"New Systems Instruments announced today that Inertia is now shipping and available. Inertia is a new take on a complex function generator. It models physical motion with analog electronics, adding a rise and fall "momentum" parameter to the more familiar rise and fall rate controls. This extra parameter radically expands on what a function generator can do, with the most obvious addition being lush, resonant filtering.

Inertia’s physical model produces exponential envelopes that are extremely natural, comparable to a vactrol ping but much more configurable. The inclusion of rise momentum gives an easy way to get an ADSR type signal from a gate input, with momentum adding a peak or accent to the initial rise. It has two types of output curves as well, with the second phase delayed from the first.

Unlike a traditional function generator, Inertia doesn’t generate LFOs by cycling its envelope. Instead, you just turn up the momentum until it self-oscillates. As an LFO, it has a useful skewed sine shape. It’s also very syncable, either with the trigger input or just by plugging another LFO into the input.

At audio rate, it makes an excellent VCO, tracking 5+ octaves. Plus it has a second interface mode that allows you to control the frequency and the skew independently, instead of having to fiddle with rise and fall to get a particular frequency and timbre. Skewed all the way to either side, Inertia is as bright as the best sawtooth wave.

Where this module really shines, however, is in use as a filter. It produces anything from subtle to squelch to glitchy scream, depending on how big you let the resonance get and—since it’s got a skew control—what waveshape you give to the resonant frequency. You can skew the resonance itself as well, making Inertia respond with different resonances to the rising and falling edges of an audio waveform. All of this makes Inertia into a filter with the same level of complexity and configurability as a complex oscillator.

The function generator space is pretty crowded in Eurorack, but Inertia is not just another DUSG clone. It stands out as a unique and capable implementation, giving you a huge variety of control curves, an excellent oscillator, and a wild and distinctive filter, all in a single module.

New Systems Instruments is a modular manufacturer located in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on creating new, analog designs based on different ways of thinking about music and synthesis.

Inertia retails at $329 USD."

New Systems Instruments Babel w 3 OSCs & 2 LFOs

video upload by New Systems Instruments

"Babel doing a rhythmic thing as the result of various interferences between 3 oscillators and 2 LFOs. See for details.

Output is Babel’s XSOME to attenuator to mixer, with a bit of reverb.

Babel’s input is 1 triangle, 1 saw tracking the keyboard, and the Harmonic Shift Oscillator VCA’d with an envelope triggered by the keyboard. A second LFO feeds Babel’s center CV input."

via New Systems Instruments


Babel is a tool for creating massive intermodulation, and a workhorse for analog logic, depending on your use and interpretation of its function. It provides three inputs, which can be arbitrarily increased with the chainable expander (see below). For each of those inputs, Babel outputs the maximum value (ANY), the minimum value (ALL), and the balanced middle value (XSOME), which follows along the center values of the input waves. What CENTER means is adjustable via knob and CV control. XSOME is particularly interesting, as it has the same general shape as a multiplication function, but with sharper edges. What this means it that Babel will create ring-mod like intermodulation—but with extra harmonics like those produced with a wavefolder, and with an arbitary number of inputs, instead of just two.

When viewed as a logic module, Babel takes any group of truth values and tells you whether any of them are true (ANY, the equivalent of “or” with just two values), whether all of them are true (ALL, the equivalent of “and” with just two values), and whether some, but not all of them are true (XSOME, the equivalent of “xor” with just two values). Turn CENTER all the way to the right for 0–+5V logic, or leave it centered for −5V–+5V logic—handy when your “logic” modules are really LFOs"

New Systems Instruments Harmonic Shift Oscillator

video upload by New Systems Instruments

Drone Piece (Harmonic Shift Oscillator)
video upload by

Note the New Systems Instruments Harmonic Shift Oscillator was featured back in April here.

Details via New Systems Instruments

"$355The Harmonic Shift Oscillator (HSO) produces harmonic and inharmonic spectra through all-analog electronics. It provides similar capabilities to FM synthesis, but with a more direct relationship between the parameters and the resulting spectrum. You can separately control the tuning, the level of the harmonics, and the harmonic stride—the spacing between consecutive harmonics. When the harmonic stride is integer valued, you can get tones that sound similar to the traditional sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth, although the waveform will be different. If harmonic stride is non-integer valued, you'll get a complex inharmonic waveform.

The Harmonic Shift Oscillator has CV control over all parameters, with carefully chosen ranges. It responds well to self-modulation. With frequency, harmonic stride, and harmonic level modulation available, even a single HSO can produce extremely complex, evolving soundscapes with no other input. See the drone video, below, for a demonstration.

The HSO produces two outputs with all frequency components one quarter turn out of phase, making different wave shapes for the same harmonic content. However, because they reach their peaks differently, they'll distort differently. At higher harmonic levels, the HSO itself will produce warm and gentle distortion. While you have to be a little careful of phase issues, these two outputs are a great starting point for stereoizing a signal."

Roland SH-201 Panel & Knob Upgrade Kit

via the comments of this post featuring a CustomSynth.UK overlay:

"Hello I am now producing black overlay panel stickers very high quality with 17 brushed steel and black Bakelite sh2 style knobs in a kit. People can contact me at"

Love Hultén LOB-61 Custom Synth

video upload by Love Hultén

New creation from Love Hultén.

Curious what this one is based on. You can find previous posts featuring Love Hulten's creations here.

Some pics for the archives:

Kawai S-100F: First check up of basic functions

video upload by Synthfluencer

"I recently purchased a new friend for the Synthcave: The Kawai Synthesizer 100F. This gem was born around 1980 and for many synthesists it is an instrument they would never give away because of its unique sound. Basically my device is in a good overall condition but it desperately needs a service. Many faders don't work as they should and I'm not sure if I want to know what I'm going to find when I open it up 😳 In this video I'm checking some basic features and try to figure out how the signal flow works."

YAMAHA CS-30 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Sequencer SN 2782

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This unit is 100% perfect working. All Knobs, Keys are fully functional.
This unit is in EXCELLENT condition as vintage because it has been kept in the case.
This unit is for 100Voltage. You may need the voltage converter to use it."

Marius Leicht - Der Prophet / Der Schwarm (live in studio)

video upload by Marius Leicht

"The song 'Der Prophet', along with 'Der Schwarm' of my debut album Weltmaschine. Recorded live at the release concert summer solstice, 21.06.2021 at Weltklang Tonstudio.
Claim a free high resolution download of the whole album and lots of unreleased making-of material at:"

Sequential OB-6 Tutorial Lesson 2: Oscillators

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This is a tutorial series for anyone who wants to learn how to do their own sound design using the Sequential Circuits (former Dave Smith Instruments) OB-6 synthesizer. The goal is to break this subject down into understandable and digestible bits of information that you can apply to your own electronic music. I am primarily a media or film composer, so we will learn ambient, techno, and EDM style sound design using the synth."

EthanJamesMusic Sequential OB-6 Tutorial Lessons

Sequential Prophet-6 patch: Mohikan Pad RA

video upload by the sun god RA

"Noisy, stereophonic, mellow Sequential Prophet-6 pad “Mohikan Pad RA”. Bass is from Korg Legacy Collection MS-20, “Boom Boom RA”. Resonant hi-pass filters!"

Novation Peak - Trance Pluck Tutorial

video upload by Igor Leus

"A quick tutorial on how fast you can create a good Trance Pluck with Novation Peak. For sequence, I used FL Studio 20."

Kama Sutra Lovers and Modcan

This one was sent in via John L Rice who noticed the prototype modules.

You can find additional pics at Kama Sutra Lovers site here.

P.S. You can find a great shot of Diana from Kama Sutra Lovers with Elektron gear prevoiusly posted here.

From the Modcan post:

"We had the pleasure of meeting with Bruce Duncan when we were picking up our Modcan synth modules.

Bruce Duncan the founder of Modcan builds the modules by hand and there is a long waiting list so we were excited to be finally getting our pieces. For us these are our favourite modular synths as the sound is mega-phat and the large size is super ergonomic and fun to work with. Needless to say, the build quality is superlative and sets the standard!"

Panic Girl Makes Noise: Generative Harmonies

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"In this video, Panic Girl layers several simple melodies with STO, Morphagene, Mimeophon and some friends to create generative harmonies."

Gotharman's Urano: STARGAZER-inspired Modular Synth Patch Demo #TTNM


"Møffenzeef's open-source STARGAZER wavetable drone synth has intrigued me for a long time. So I tried to create a patch on my Gotharman Urano modular synthesizer inspired by it. Of course, if you want the real deal, you need to buy or build an actual Stargazer, but I was interested to see where I would end up with that challenge on Gotharman's Urano.

I patched two wavetable oscillators into a lowpass filter module, from there onwards to the Gotharman bit crusher effect, into another lowpass filter and at the end of the chain into a virtual distortion module. Since I only had nine knobs at my disposal on the Urano, I chose to toggle LFO modulation on and off via switches at the bottom, with LFO rates also being controlled by the parameter knobs. So dual knob assignments, like on the Benjolin. It's fun. The wavetables I used are from the user repository at They're way less wild than on the original Stargazer, so I'll experiment some more on that front.

More information and a download link to my Urano Stargazer patch can be found here:

Stargazer website:

Gotharman website:"


Korg Modwave: Ambient Presets. Pads, Strings, Soundscape

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Ambient World' is a collection of 50 atmospheric performances for Korg Modwave. It includes: 17 Pads, 14 Strings, 7 Drones, 12 Textures.

The presets are suitable for any type of arrangement. Initially, a preset is simple and can perform a role of a background pad/strings timbre in any track. But if you start turning Mod Knobs up, launch movement with Kaoss Physics, raise ModWheel the preset gets complicated, moving and evolving, bigger and richer, it transforms its tone, and it may become a lead part of ambient (or any experimental) track. Thus, a preset can be easily and smoothly changed from simple to complex, that makes the whole soundset multipurpose.

🏮 Get the soundset:

Ambient Explorations pt.24 (Access Virus TI Polar)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I borrowed this beast of a synth from Berklee for a few hours to record this tune. What you are seeing is only one chordal layer. There are about 5 or 6 separate layers that altogether make up this tune. I performed them all individually but ended up showing only one layer. It is an awesome synth, and I had a lot of fun playing on it for the time I was using it.

For Patch Notes, and more exclusive content become my Patron here 🤙🏼:

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Finding Throbbing Gristle on a DB-01

video upload by Richard DeHove

"What happens when you push audio-rate CV modulation into the DB-01 ? All sorts of interesting squawks and overtones. Here I experiment with feeding the audio output of a Schlappi Engineering Interstellar Radio into the filter and pitch CV inputs of the Erica Synths DB-01. After a short blab session explaining the basic parameters I switch to a slow FM drone and the Throbbing Gristle fun begins. For fans of the 20 Jazz Funk Greats album, the end of this video attempts to channel the memory of the wonderous Hamburger Lady.
The effects used are what you see: a Boss GEB-7 bass EQ, then into a Donner White Tape delay, and finally a Boss RV-6 reverb on the 'delay and reverb' mode. No DAW effects used except for some very gentle limiting on the master output.

0:00 Intro blabbing
2:20 Pattern noodling
4:50 Setting up the Gristle
6:00 Daisy the Cow
6:40 Throbbing begins
9:00 Maximum Gristle

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

PWM Modulation on RAVEN 🏄🏽‍♀️

video upload by birdkids

"Two PULSE signals modulated, one SUB output gated through the VCA.
Note progression adapted from @hanszimmer #Inception 'Time'"

joerg schaaf resumption 2021

video upload by Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf is the man behind Radikal Technologies and previously Quasimidi.

"This is the final track of my work for the 11th MICA Vigil 2 days music festival in Baltimore. For the first time I used stock footage for a music video. Let me know what you think about using them. I especially like the work from Mikhael Nilov, who made the spaceship footage! The inspiration I received from watching the scenes also brought my music to a new level.

The music is available as a BandCamp album:"

The Evolution of the iOS Music Making Platform from 2007 to 2021 | haQ attaQ

video upload by Jakob Haq

"From Apple introducing the first iPhone, to AUM and AUv3 Multi-bus routing, heres the Evolution of the iOS Music platform from 2007 to 2021. It's been 14 years in the making and a lot of stuff has happened since it all began. The introduction of the AppStore, The first iPhone Synthesizer, Audiobus, Inter App Audio, the first iPad Pro, Audio Unit Extensions, I've collected all vital miles stones in a time-line spanning over a decade and I'm finally able to share it with the iOS Music community.

⏰ TIME STAMPS ⏰ 0:00 Welcome
1:17 It all began here ...
13:36 A new Era for iOS music
20:35 Massive Game changer
27:34 End of an Era?

2hp Introduces the Cat v2 VCO

Cat v2: The Beast Is Back video upload by 2hp Modular

"Introducing the Cat v2, the chilling sequel to our critically acclaimed Cat Synthesis™ VCO. Now featuring an improved synthesis engine running at 96kHz, 24-bit, and with more moods than ever before, you'll think this kitty is sitting on your lap when it purrs.

To push the unholy cat synthesis practice further, we have concocted a companion module for our foulest feline: the Catnip. Catnip is a multi-effects module of horror, transforming the cat you once knew into something truly spooky. Strike now before the clock hits midnight on Halloween, when this devilish duo once again return to the grave, possibly forever…

Cat Synthesis™ VCO

Improved synthesis engine running at 96kHz / 24-bit

Catnip multi-effects module

Voltage controlled cat sounds


Available direct only, while supplies last!

Tech Specs
Width: 2HP

Depth: 45mm

Power Consumption:

Cat v2: +12V=85mA, -12V=3mA, +5V=0mA

Catnip: +12V=78mA, -12V=9mA, +5V=0mA

Cat v2 - 99.00USD
Catnip - 99.00USD
The Fat Cat Bundle (both modules) - 159.00USD"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Bela Mini Multichannel Expander

"Introducing the latest board in the Bela toolbox: the Bela Mini Multichannel Expander. This expansion board for the Bela Mini brings multichannel audio into your projects to open new frontiers in instrument design, interactivity and sound installations.

The multichannel expander connects to Bela Mini to give you a total of 8 channels of audio in, and 8 channels of audio out while still having all of Bela's high-performance connectivity including analog inputs, digital I/O and plug and play MIDI over USB. All of this in the tiny footprint of the Bela Mini.

Available now at:"

And the press release:

Bela is thrilled to announce the debut of the Bela Mini Multichannel Expander, a new extension for our Bela Mini system that packs multichannel audio to an astonishingly small and powerful interactive package and at a very reasonable price.

The Bela Mini Multichannel Expander is an add-on for the Bela Mini system. It sits right on top of Bela Mini and expands audio I/O from two channels to a whopping eight audio I/O.

The Bela Mini Multichannel Expander gives you all the connectivity that creative digital makers need and love, like 16 digital I/O and 8 high-resolution analog inputs. And it’s still tiny - the fully assembled Bela Mini with Multichannel Expander is only 35 x 64 x 34mm, small enough to fit pretty much anywhere. The whole package comes in at just £160.

Imagine being able to capture and process sound from eight individual strings, and diffuse them through a surround sound system. Or being able to make interactive objects that are sonified from every direction, with a different sonic experience at each angle. Or building spatial sound installations that react to listeners, moving sound through multiple locations in response to presence or human interaction. Or field recording with a multi-directional microphone. Or sampling sound live, and being able to process and play it back over multichannel speakers. Or being able to build interactive ambisonic environments. These are just some of the possibilities with the new expander.

A huge amount of audio channels in combination with powerful interactive processing means that the Bela Mini Multichannel Expander can open up new frontiers in designing sound installations, musical instruments, interactive sonic objects, and more. Program it in a multitude of languages right in your browser using the Bela IDE, Bela’s powerful interface for learning and creating that comes loaded with the tools digital makers need, like a built-in oscilloscope, dozens of examples, and an interactive pin diagram.

The Bela Mini Multichannel Expander is available as:

An add-on for the Bela Mini system (includes 6 audio adapter cables) £60.

A starter kit (includes Bela Mini system, SD card, USB cable, and 8 audio adapter cables) £170, £160 introductory price until November 1.

AKAI VX600 Restore and Repair (EZAS/analog synth/synthesizer

video upload by EZAS music Tools

Vintage Roland GR-33B Bass Guitar Synthesizer SN 020307

video upload by PlethoraTone

via this auction

"This GR-33B looks brand new, just like when I bought it decades ago! I'm the original owner of GR-33B, serial number 020307, and boy-o-boy, does she look gorgeous. The video shows this actual GR-33B in action in a short iPhone-recorded demo here at PlethoraTone just a few minutes ago. When not in use throughout the decades, the GR-33B has always been safely stored on a studio equipment shelf. Included items with the GR-33B are its original factory box, original printed factory manual, original Roland warranty card, and its original clear plastic overlay protector. No bass or 24-pin cable - just the stunning floor synth. Lots of amazing tones, analog lushness, and tracking fun with this gorgeous GR-33B, just like the well-loved GR-300 we sold the day before yesterday, the GR-100 the day before that, and the rare 24-pin US-2 switcher!

There's absolutely nothing like playing an analog Roland GR!"

GRP R24 Sequencer

via this auction

"Midi + CV/Gate functionality

Very deep programming capabilities with three individual rows

Use one row to control micro-timing of another or modulate gate length (gate pw)!

Two independent gate signal paths per row with individual outs (A/B)

use CV to modulate a multitude of sequencing functions

save sequences to memory

Perfect technical condition. Complete original set with original packaging & PSU.

Mint condition on top. Few signs of use on bottom."

MFB Dominion 1

via this auction

Kawai K5000S SN 593744

via this auction

Freeman String Symphonizer

via this auction

"Very cool old 70's keyboard. Could use a little tlc with leveling the keys and what not, but they all work as well as all the voices and faders. Sounds incredible!"

Roland RS-202 Vintage String Machine Synthesizer SN 531134

via this auction

"RS-202 String Synthesizer from 1976.

The instrument is in good condition and works perfectly. All functions work and the chorus effect (ensemble) sounds really fantastic.

It comes with a case and lid. The music stand is missing. The external appearance of the lid is not good, it is full of scratches and the tolex is torn in some places."

Roland TB-303 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Sequencer

via this auction

YAMAHA VL1 Version 2 SN KHO1008

via this auction

Roland JD-800 w/ Hard Case & Red Glue Removed

via this auction

"This JD is in great shape and sounds absolutely fantastic. It has a few scratches and dings as expected(see pictures) but looks great. Red glue has been removed and everything works as it should. Ships with very nice new road case."

Yamaha V50 FM Synthesizer Preset Sounds

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Yamaha V50 FM Synthesizer Preset Sounds
Preset 00 - 99

recorded with
Vesta Kozo RV-3 Spring Reverb
Maxon DM500 Digital Delay (use short delay as chorus)
Ableton Push (as a sequencer)"

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer - The early 90s in Berlin - chill-out

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Roland JD-800 (1991)
drums: EMU sample library
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

The Roland JD-800 Synthesizer from the year 1991 is one of my favorite digital synths. Very useful for film scoring."

PaprTape x Burberry | The gentle side of a freak with MicroFreak

video upload by Arturia

"Having worked on projects in New York, Taiwan, and Beijing, Tony Yang AKA PaprTape weaves pads and sounds of the urban environment into a kaleidoscope of soothing yet powerful ambience. We caught up with him to talk about how he utilized MicroFreak’s capabilities for Burberry’s Olympia Bag sensual ad campaign starring Mia Kong."

Low Frequency Expander - Yorick Tech

video upload by GEOSynths

"I reviewed the ow Frequency Expander back in 2019 when it was just a single Prototype for the Sequential OB6.

Original Review - [posted here]

Earlier this Year, Steve from Yorick Tech popped around with a new version with an updated Design to match the aesthetics of the Sequential Prophet 5/10 and with a whole host of updates inside too.

Due to bereavement I wasn't able to edit the video, however I have now put it together, demonstrating a variety of functions, as well as with a few different Synths."

miniKORG 700FS Demo 2

video upload by

"More variety of sounds from the miniKORG 700FS.

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