MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 10, 2021

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Friday, December 10, 2021

ID700 for macOS Now Available & iOS Version on Sale

ID700 for the iPad is now available for the desktop.

"The macOS version of ID700 (aka ID700 for Desktop) launches on December 13. It's on sale for $59.99 through December 31 (regular price: $79.99). ID700 for Desktop can be run standalone or as an AUv3 plugin, and a VST3 wrapper will be available on our website at launch.

You can pre-order now.

To celebrate, the iOS version is also on sale for $7.99 through the end of the year. Stay tuned for more news."

Planning Your First BUDGET Eurorack Modular System (UNDER $500 DOLLARS)

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"In the wide world of modular synthesizers it can be daunting deciding where to start, and scrounging up the funds to take the plunge can pose an obstacle to many.
So in this video our pal Wes shows us a few of his favorite tactics for planning a budget modular system under $500 !

Check out what we used to build this rack here :

Read more about this budget system on our blog Signal :


Rig Rundown and Performance with EZBOT!

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Matthew (aka EZBOT) from Patchwerks takes us on a rig rundown with his Intellijel 7U system along with a live performance.

Check out popular and in-stock modules at Patchwerks:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

You can find EZBOT's Triple Voltage Controlled Crossfader by Arcus Audio video here.

Unboxing The Novation Summit (First Impressions + Demo)

video upload by Syntaur

"Syntaur's head tech Carlos Morales unboxes and shares his first impressions of the new Novation Summit synthesizer. Then Syntaur's Kenneth Frost gives the Summit a test drive, trying out a few of it's factory presets. The Summit is a 16-voice, digital/analog hybrid synthesizer. With three Oxford oscillators per voice, dual analog filters, and the ability to route external audio through it's stunning stereo effects (Analog Distortion, Chorus, Delay, and Reverb), the Summit is one of the best synths of 2021.

Intro - 00:00
Unboxing - 01:00
First Impressions - 02:00
Overview - 03:20
Demo - 07:53"

Cherry Audio Quadra demo tune—The Four

video upload by boxoftextures

"Recently got Quadra from Cherry Audio, a modern software recreation of the ARP Quadra. In a way it's a pretty limited instrument, but that's what the Quadra was. You got four basic elements—bass, strings, poly synth, and lead synth—and they all had a few controls for each, some more than others. The beauty of the Quadra was that for the price of one instrument you had access to all of those sounds, so in a sense it was a real bargain back in the day.

The Cherry Audio Quadra does a good job of recreating the instrument, and it adds a number of things, as usual. There are more effects modules, an arpeggiator, and programmable keyboard zones for separate or overlapping sounds, for example. And pitch and mod wheels (!). And the thing sounds darn good.

This tune was originally supposed to be just the four pure tracks, one for each of the Quadra sections, all my own patches of course. But I couldn't leave it be and had to add a fifth track with another lead section, and I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to make it an impure not-Quadra-only track by adding a pedalboard and a Nembrini Audio Sound Master amp simulator. Just had to get that biting lead sound. Because that's how I roll. As usual. And I make no apologies for it either!

So bottom line, Quadra from Cherry Audio sounds great. I never had an ARP Quadra back in the day, but now I've got those sounds.


Quadra from Cherry Audio
With a side helping of Sound Master from Nembrini Audio

Recorded in Logic Pro
Screen capture video recorded and edited in ScreenFlow
Audio routing done in Loopback, from Rogue Amoeba

Cherry Audio Quadra
Nembrini Audio Sound Master
Screenflow from Telestream


Moog Werkstatt Discontinued

via @moogmusicinc

"The time has come to say goodbye to our favorite DIY sonic companion: Werkstatt-01

Werkstatt-01 was created to provide a hands-on understanding of how analog synthesizers work and encourage experimentation with sound through patching and interconnectivity.

The novel build-it-yourself synthesizer kit based on classic Moog circuitry, first introduced in 2014, leaves its mark as both a powerful standalone instrument and an enhancement to any integrated electronic music ecosystem.

#DidYouKnow that the research and design that went into Werkstatt-01’s circuitry ultimately led to the development of our entire semi-modular family? If it weren't for Werkstatt-01, instruments like Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch might not exist today!

Let’s show the small-yet-mighty synth some extra love in its final days. Share your musical explorations with the instrument here using #MoogWerkstatt01.

If you haven't had a chance to explore Werkstatt-01's powerful spectrum of sound, check with your local authorized Moog dealer (

The instrument is still available at select locations worldwide, and is the perfect holiday gift! Wrapped present"

-- Be sure to see the dealers on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH, for availabity.

Demo - Drum & Bass Foundations by Techtronix - Novation Circuit Tracks Pack

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Drum and Bass is a genre thats here to stay, There has been a massive progression and shift over the years in the styles. From the early days of jungle and then stepping up to producers like Calyx Teebee, and Goldie, through to our modern day. Despite this, two things have remained.

The drive created by the bass, and the energy conjoured by the hard hitting drums, the combination of those two in tandem is what will always define dnb as one of the people's favourite genre.

This pack fits in that era between early Drum & Bass and modern, where there is still plenty of sub bass and thick reeces, but with a modern punchy take on drums and fx

All drums have been synthesized using Xfer Serum and have specifically been made to be on the right key and frequency range, to get the job done without pitching.

Rich pads, heavily modulated monster bass, and tough drums is where this packs aims to be.

Made up of, 10 sessions for the Circuit Tracks, 64 patches, 64 samples.


32 dnb style bass patches - including stabs reece's and virtual riot esque warps
32 leads and pads - fm pads, lush 7th and 9th chords.
8 arpeggios

8 tough kicks
16 tough snares
8 percussion
8 distorted 808 sounds for that dillinja style bass
16 monster bass sounds made in serum
And more

Sessions NOT included for the Original Circuit.
Original Circuit Pack contains a A and B side as There 128 slots on the Circuit Tracks.
Both of these contain the same samples, but have the rest of the patches from the Circuit Tracks Pack.


GS e7 first unit test

video upload by GS Music

"We finally assembled and turned on the first unit of the GS e7.
We were so excited that we hadn't realized that the camera was slightly ou of focus.
There are still some details to keep on working and we are starting the production for the first pre-order batch to be delivered in a few weeks.
We will make more extensive demos once we finish the first batch."

Metunar Live 2021 Part 3

video upload by Metunar

"Metunar live at the gallery Valley Art in Kemptthal/Switzerland in october 2021.

Part 3 of 4.

'M&M' was a paint and live music event where 6 artists painted to electronic music.

Paint Artists:
Marc Weber
Beni Merk
Claudia Dietschi
Peter Sand
Tanja Strausak
Deviprasad C Rao

Music and Video:

Metunar Live 2021 posts

Friday Morning Acid Doodle // Gotharman Urano + Eurorack Modular Synth #TTNM


"I'm back in the home studio wardrobe! :D For this Friday morning modular synth jam I connected my newly set up 4MS POD X 48hp Eurorack system to Gotharman's Urano. The Pittsburgh Micro Sequence B module sequences the Erica Bassline Acid voice, as well as two Urano stereo voices. Urano provides another synth voice and internally sequenced drum samples, master clock, Delay and Bit Crush FX. The Happy Nerding FX AID XL adds some black hole reverb on top. Modulation comes from the Flame Joystick then and also some internal Gotharman random genrators and LFOs."

Gotharman website:


Roland TB-303/Clones Patterns Patches

video upload by Igor Leus

"NatLife Sounds glad to present you our first ACID 1 edition for Roland TB-303 & Clones synthesizers. This pack of MIDI & Patterns was tested on Behringer TD-3, Roland TB-03, Roland TB-3, ABL3, Cyclone TT-303 MK1/2, Din Sync Re-303, Acidlab m303, and so on.

This pack contains 100 perfectly matched patterns for ACID Music. It's created by an Italian gick of ACID music - Gianfranco Carone.

In this pack, you get the craziest variations. It will work great for Acid Techno as well as Acid Trance or House.

It's an absolute must-have for ACID Lovers."

Polybrute V2 Firmware Chat And Jam - Friday Fun

video upload by sonicstate

"This time we're starting out with a chat with Sebastien Rochard from Arturia who takes us through some of the new features introduced in the PolyBrute Firmware V2. (Released yesterday)

Nick then explores them with a couple of musical examples together with the RC-505 MKII Looper. To go along with the piece, we have uploaded 8 custom PolyBrute patches to our Patreon from Nick."

Bad Gear - Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 - The Stocking Filler

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1. Is this Ikea style open source digital mono synth DIY kit with the heart of the Korg Prologue and Korg Minilogue XD the ideal stocking filler?

00:00 Intro tune
01:13 Overview
05:20 Hate
05:44 Jam 1
06:40 Jam 2
07:41 Finale
08:11 Verdict"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Teenage Engineering Op-Z + Motion

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Boilwe Suite: an A/V jam for Op-Z"

Roland JD-800 Strings Ensemble PN-JD80-04 Card Set

via this auction

Korg Minilogue SN 041989

via this auction

Blue Roland SH-101 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

Vintage Polyphonic Synthesizer Yamaha CS-60

via this auction

"Polyphonic Synthesizer Yamaha CS-60 serial 1852

1.The cap is not the original one. Was ordered to do
2.The power cord cover is not
3. It has taps on the wood in several places and heavy wear in a back corner. It is a replaceable job. The ribbed black part below is in good condition. That would have been more difficult to repair.
4. The volume knob is missing.
5. Missing 2 caps from the sliders: 1 from the VCF and one from the VCA
6. The sliders are hard. They go up and down but they need to be smoothed out.
7. String 2 sound selector does not work
8. The Portamento Ribbon needs to be replaced.
9. The feet and the Volume pedal are missing either.
10. All internal parts are complete
11. The last time I turned it on it sounded but like with portamento or glissando on all the time

I do not ship to the US / Canada and Mexico because they are extremely expensive, shipments to the rest of the world vary in price and have quite a lot of delays due to COVID in my country and the annoying customs. they can last up to 45 days.

NOTE: I will not be in my country from December 17 to January 17, shipments would be made after that date if purchased between those dates."

Multivox MX-150 Basky II Foot Pedal Bass Synthesizer

via this auction

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Door #10: Leise rieselt der Schnee (Let it snow) - Synthmas '21

video upload by Synthfluencer

"Ho-Ho-Ho! This is Synthmas '21, the virtual calendar presenting a Christmas carol played by synthesizers - every day from 1st to 24th of December.

The song:
One of the best known German carols was written in 1895 by parson Eduard Ebel. The melody is most likely a traditional folk song.

The gear:
The lead melody is played by the Vermona Synthesizer from 1983. This two oscillator mono synth got nicknamed "Zonen-Moog" while "Zone" refers to the eastern zone of Germany where this synth was produced. Because of the import embargo for electronic parts produced in capitalist countries all circuitry had to be designed from scratch. However, these mostly discrete designed oscillator and filter ciruits give the synth a warm analog and unique sound.

In this stoned song's version Vermona synth is accompanied by Blofeld bringing a deep bass and Deepmind adding some dazed background harmonies.

Trailer material: (image @seurafrancis99, video @cottonbro)"

KORG Odds – synthesis source types

video upload by Sinevibes

"Odds is an oscillator plugin with stochastic control synthesis, designed and developed by Sinevibes. Works with KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1 synthesizers."

See this post for details.

Tutorials | PolyBrute - Episode 7: Firmware Update 2.0

video upload by Arturia

"PolyBrute’s first major firmware update expands the flagship Brute’s uniquely powerful morphing abilities exponentially, introducing a wealth of creative enhancements, inspiring presets, and radical features. Bend analog to your will like never before." » ALL TUTORIALS

‣ Episode 1: Voice Architecture
‣ Episode 2: Modulation
‣ Episode 3: Morphing
‣ Episode 4: Effects
‣ Episode 5: Sequencer
‣ Episode 6: PolyBrute Connect
‣ Episode 67: 2.0 Soundshaper Update"

Cosmotronic Peradam - Sidechained Distortion

video upload by Cosmotronic

"Peradam is an analog distortion module with an internal sidechain, like a compressor's twisted brother. The input signal is split up in a main signal that goes into a VCA, and side-chain. The side-chain is first phase modulated, and then ring modulated by itself, to create a signal at twice the frequency of the original. This signal then modulates the amplitude of the VCA, creating complex self distortions in the main signal.

That output then goes into a dual band drive circuit, similar to the one found in Cosmix, before entering a soft clipper output stage. Things get really wild when you start feedbacking this output back into the input, creating very rich feedback tones.

The module even goes into self oscillation at high feedback levels, producing all sorts of crazy sounds. Modulating all these parameters gives a broad palette of distortions, from subtle saturation to massive clipping and complete destruction.

Need a bit more drive? There's a handy +6dB gain switch on the input for that. A blend slider allows you to further dial in your tones, and mix in the distortion to taste.

MSRP € 270
Pre orders open now
Estimate shipping date: January 2022

For a more musical context please check it out in Colin Benders live set."

Live Setup PT 2 | Modular Mayhem With Colin Benders | S3E14 | Eurorack Jam Sessions

video upload by Colin Benders

About 8 minutes in.

"Modular Mayhem is back!!!!
we'll have a fresh episode and a whole season ahead of us! expect lots of nerding with gear, lots of patches, lots of modular things and lots of music.
All under the watchful eye of the most amazing community I could have wished for. Streampunks baby!"

Cosmotronic Messor - Stereo Compressor

video upload by Cosmotronic

"Messor is an analog stereo compressor with lots of tricks up its sleeve in only 8HP.
From squashing drums, sidechaining kicks and sculpting transients, to glueing a mix together, it's a very versatile dynamics manager.

At its core it's a VCA based feed-forward compressor with a low noise signal path. The magic is in the internal sidechain that shapes the gain reduction envelope. This starts with a a switchable high-pass / low-pass filter, before going into a precision envelope follower, controlled by familiar parameters: the attack, release, threshold, ratio and makeup gain.

The ratio can go past limiting and into over-compression, which can completely reshape transients, a great tool for sound design.

Being modular, of course there are CV inputs for Attack, Release and the side-chain Filter cutoff. The Gain CV controls the makeup gain, but also doubles as a Stereo VCA with the Gain knob turned fully CCW.

The gain reduction envelope is also available as an output, for turning filters or other VCA's into compressors for example, or as a standalone envelope follower.

There's a bypass switch, and a Warm mode, that can bring in a bit of additional saturation and compression in the form of analog tube simulation circuitry.
Lastly there's the possibility to insert an external sidechain, for that classic kick sidechain compression.

MSRP € 230
Pre orders open now
Estimate shipping date: January 2022

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