MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 11, 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022


video upload by nbor

"I've been slowing making a sampler instrument using a chromatically sampled acoustic guitar, activated with an ebow. After some major editing work, I loaded the notes into a sampler and did a bit of sweetening. I use MPE in the Bitwig sampler to tame the sounds and mix them in stereo. Sweetened with a bit of Newfangled Elevate."

Coagulate - Prophet Ambient Ethereal Jam

video upload by Postmodern Machine

"This feels like a long winter! 🌨❄️

Initially part of some experiments feeding the prophet 10 into the modular, this piece paired so well with some tree branches in the wind 🌳

The Prophet is fed into the modular, through Monsoon (Clouds), and through the Strymon Magneto. A little Meris Polymoon is also sprinkled on top. This performance has no mixing effects ITB, only a bit of mastering.

🎶 Check out my current releases 🎛

Sequential Prophet 10 / Strymon Magneto / Monsoon (Mutable Instruments Clouds) / Meris Polymoon / AwTAC Channels / AwTAC Compressors / Elysia Xpressor 500 / Burl Mothership / Reaper / Kush Audio"

NEW Elektron Digitone Firmware Update 1.32 - New features and more with Jacob and Mario

video upload by Perfect Circuit

" - Signal Article on the firmware update !

Mario from Elektron came on down to Perfect Circuit"

Sequential TAKE 5 Synth Jam - Friday Fun

video upload by sonicstate

"Just got the Sequential Take 5 in for review, and was flipping through some sounds and got inspired to run a little noodling together with the Boss RC-5050 MkII - (see our review) [posted here]

All native Take 5 FX, just using the RC 505 MKII to loop, the full review will be coming shortly.

Have a great weekend."

Super 6 Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

M Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

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

Also see Deckard’s Dream, Kijimi and Xerxes by synth_nyc

SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail Presale Tickets Start Today

BE SOOPER - electric get to gathering: 12.-14. May at FEZ-Berlin

The international trade fair for electronic musical instruments will take place in spring again; the presale for SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail starts today.

After the Corona troubles, SUPERBOOTH22 shows itself clearly developed for the anniversary event. At the trade fair with festival character there will be deep insights into the professional world of electronic music and its instruments, their application and development, as well as workshops for students and young people.

Over three full days SUPERBOOTH22 presents itself in a new scale and with a special atmosphere. The area surrounding the FEZ-Berlin offers outdoor exhibition tents, bungalows, concert and presentation stages in the spacious park area. So far, 150 exhi- bitors showcase electronic musical instruments and everything else needed for handma- de and electronic music in the main building and around it. For the first time, there will also be SOOPERgrail as an independent trade fair dedicated to the art of guitar building.

The founder HerrSchneider on this:

„Last September‘s SUPERBOOTH21 was described by all participants as the best yet, despite a lower number of visitors. We want to reflect on this again for our anniversary and would like to surpass it. The possible expansion to a trade fair for other (musical) instruments at the Berlin location holds great potential: Techno and electronic music continue to be our basis, but the respectful mixing with the craft of other professions opens many new doors.“

Oberheim Matrix 1000 v1.20 + Alpes CTRLR

via this auction

Interesting pic of the back of the controller below.

"6 voice polyphonic analog synth with dedicated controller for real-time editing of the sound parameters.

Synth has been fitted with Tauntek v1.20 firmware (praise this guy for all the work he does for many great electronic instrument). Unit has been serviced and adjusted. Working and sounding as it should. It can run on 100-110-220-240v.

It comes with a dedicated programmer developped by one man (praise him too for that) based on arduino: Alpes Machines Matrix CTRLR

32 knobs and 29 switches to edit ALL the paramaters of the synth including the matrix. You can control up to 4 units (Matrix 6, 6R or 1000) with the same controller and you can store 1000 users presets. And it furthermore adds a great arpeggiator and sequencer. Definitely bring the synth to another dimension.

The controller works perfectly with just an occasional minor bug: screen prints funny caracter or no caracter at all. It resolves by flipping pages on the display or switching the unit off and on. It has no impact on the controller itself or the synth.

Euclidean Rhythms with Roboaux 3PT and Dreadbox Dysphonia - #jamuary 18 2022

video upload by Tum Tum

"I'm still putting this new 3PT module from Robaux through its paces. This time it's in the Euclidean rhythm setting, dividing the clock source into all the various triggers you're hearing. I did layer it up a bit so it wasn't all live but I'm still pretty impressed with how much these three modules are able to deliver."

The Final Run of the Moog Dark Series

via Moog Synthesizers

"Hand-building the final run of #MoogDarkSeries synthesizers here at the factory Nut and bolt🎛Musical keyboard

We're down to the last 1,500 Dark Series Grandmothers and Matriarchs! Contact your favorite dealer to order yours before they're gone."

See the dealers on the right for availibility.

Follow-up to Moog Discontinues Dark Series Grandmother and Matriarch

Modular Jam 5

video upload by George Benton

"Modulating a sequencer with another sequencer to transpose it.
With that set up, it's easy to add additional lines that follow.
Plating with the noise I was reminded of the ending of 'I Want You' from Abby Roads."

Soma Lyra-8 ambient drone synthesizer Tutorial lesson 8: Delay CV

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This eighth video shows some normal and crazy ways to use the delay CV input. Please leave a comment with any questions or requests and a like if this was helpful."

EthanJamesMusic Soma Lyra-8 lessons

Kurzweil K2000/K2000R "Best Analog & Ambient Sounds Collection" VOL.2

video upload by LFOstore

"At last we got our hands on a legend - Kurzweil K2000 Synthesizer!

Its having one of the most deep synth & sample engine at the date of release and very streight forward sounds with nice & deep effects.

And we made our own sound collection (vol.2) of best Analog & Ambient Timbres.


Here you will find:

Lush Strings & Futuristic Pads
Great Analog Emulations
Musical Leads, Plucks & Bells
Unusual & Modular Sounds
Moving "Arp like" sounds
Drones & Spheres

Fully compatible with K2000 series: rack,original, VP
Also with 2500/2600 Series."

Bad Gear - Polyend Tracker

video upload by AudioPilz

00:00 Intro tune
01:31 Trackers in general
02:31 Overview
05:58 Hate
06:22 Jam 1
07:12 Jam 2
08:19 Finale
08:50 Verdict

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Polyend Tracker. Is this hardware take on the ancient software-based music production technique yet another hipster toy???

Thanks to Polyend for sending me a Tracker as a long term loan."

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Dirtywave M8 Tracker - Introduction

video upload by Red Means Recording

"The unit in this video was provided by Dirtywave.

00:00 intro
02:09 m8 stuff
22:03 outro"

New Bragi Modular Wyrd Matrix Mixer with A Questionable Logo

New maker and new module. Note the logo resembles an older Valhalla DSP logo. Below is a message from Sean Costello of Valhalla on the matter.

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

via Bragi Modular

WYRD is a compact 4×4 matrix mixer built for performers.

The feature that sets it apart from most other matrix mixers is the performance focused offset fader at the bottom. The fader let’s you offset all four outputs (Marked A-B-C-D) with 5 volts in either positive or negative direction. This way you can set up quite complex modulation chains and then use the fader to affect all outputs. Perfect for live interaction.

WYRD is DC coupled and while it is aimed at mixing CV signals as mentioned above, it works great for audio as well. In case you want to mix audio signals, make sure to place the fader in the center. The fader has a center detent and will null in the middle position, letting you easily disengage it from the outputs.

All high quality components from mechanical parts like the pots and fader, to the electronic componets.

The panel is made of annodized, black aluminium with laser engraved graphics. This combination is very strong, the graphics will never fade or tear.

The small size for a matrix mixer and the very low power consumption makes it the perfect complex mixing source for your live or compact rig.:

Priced at €160,00


And a note from Sean Costello on Gearspace:

Hi! Sean from Valhalla here.

We need to point out that our older logo is:

- still in use
- is still in use in commerce, in the Eurorack space (as pointed out by the photo of the Z-DSP cartridge from Valhalla earlier in the thread)
- and is a registered trademark of Valhalla DSP, LLC.

The US trademark registration number of the old logo is 4681428. The newer helmet logo's registration number is 6567032.

Here's our blog post about the history of our logos. It is worth noting that the helmet logo dates back to 2002, and was first associated with the name "Valhalla" in a Reaktor ensemble from 2003.

Here's one of the listings for the Halls of Valhalla cartridge for the Z-DSP, as being actively sold on a major US modular vendor's website. Notice that the older logo is in use on this product.

One of the things about US trademarks is that they have to be defended in order to retain their legal status. Please consider this a polite public request to change your logo to something that does not closely resemble either of Valhalla DSP's trademarked helmet logos.

It is obvious from the public responses in this thread that people think that your current logo closely resembles our logo, and it would be best to not have the likelihood of confusion around our logo in a market that we both participate in.


Sean Costello


And and Official statement from Bragi Modular in response:

First things first: We definitely have zero bad intentions regarding this matter. We are not looking to step on anyone's toes.

A quick history of our logo and brand: We are based in Aarhus, Denmark, which has a very rich cultural heritage littered with rune stones and history related to the viking period, when the town was also founded. This is something very close to our hearts. Our logo itself is an original illustration by us, inspired by the modern depiction of a viking helmet.

We are currently considering our options and will open up a friendly dialogue with Valhalla DSP to solve this matter.

Thank you for your comments so far in this thread.

Simon & Morten from Bragi Modular"

The Human Comparator synthCube Kit TTSH MiniMeanie Arp 2600 + 1601 + Keyboard in Mahagony Case

via this auction

"Amazing complete ARP 2600 Clone Set

The set contains following components:

1. Human Comparator TTSH, ARP2600 clone incl. Gate Booster (kit from synthCube)

2. 1601 Sequenzer clone (kit from synthCube)

3. DIY Keyboard based on a Fatar Studio 49 with:

MST '07 Buffered Multiple Kit
RIB MST Ribbon Controller

4. Patch cables"

ETI 4600 Analogue Synth

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 830726653

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX-60+ MK2 Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction


via this auction

How to use bandpass filters for sound sculpting - with ADDAC 603 triple bandpass filter

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Bandpass filters are powerful sound design tools. They can create unique textures and effects, can function as high pass and low pass filters as well, and are often overlooked. In this video I explain the power of the band pass filter, go over the functions and features of the ADDAC 603 triple bandpass filter, and then dive into a series of patch-tips!

00:00 – Intro
01:28 – Bandpass power
02:59 – ADDAC 603
04:53 – Single filter patches
09:54 – Dual filter patches
15:18 – Triple filter patches"

Torso T-1 Performance Demo with Spitfire´s new GAIKA - War Island pack

video upload by Thoow

"While further exploring the possibilities of the Torso T-1 I received an email form Spitfire Audio with their latest release: GAIKA - War Island. A perfect start point for an easy setup. After quickly arranging different sounds of the pack across the 16 tracks in my T-1 template I was ready to put some triggers here and there. Hit record on the cams - and here we are. So easy and so much fun to create stuff with the T-1. I am just touching the surface here and use mostly mutes to change interest. But there are way more option with Cycles, randomization and probabilities...."

GForce Software M Tron MkII Song Demos

video uploads by GForce Software


1. M Tron MkII - Watcher Of The Skies intro
Using the M-Tron MkII, ace keys player Nigel Hopkins has recreated some legendary MkII parts. Here, he tackles Watcher Of The Skies intro originally recorded by Tony Banks for the Genesis album Foxtrot in 1974. This sound made use of both MkII Manuals with Accordion Bass Notes & Organ Notes in the left manual, and a layered MkII Violins and Brass sound in the right manual.
2. M Tron MkII - Strawberry Fields Forever
Using the M-Tron MkII, Nigel Hopkins has recreated some iconic Melly parts originally played on the hardware MkII. Here, he tackles the Strawberry Fields Forever flute part.
3. M Tron MkII - Starless
Nigel Hopkins has kindly recreated some legendary tracks using the M-Tron MkII. Here, he tackles King Crimson's Starless string part.
4. M Tron MkII - Nights In White Satin
Again, our good friend Nigel Hopkins has recreated some legendary tracks using the M-Tron MkII. Here, he tackles The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin string part.

V.A.I. 67 CRB Computerband 2000 / CRB Oberon

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another little track we threw together with these rare oddballs.
The CRB Computerband 2000 is a four section auto-accompaniment stand-alone unit usually built in to big, furniture style home organs.
The CRB Oberon is a monophonic synthesizer made in a very limited run by the same company around the same time. It has two oscillators plus an added 3rd more limited and with 4 footages it can get quite big, but this time around we wanted a more delicate lead sound out of it."

SEPTEMBER 1983 electronics and music maker look through #Shorts

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

MOOG MINIMOOG MODEL D - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT


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

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