MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Innerclock Systems Visual Click Track

video upload by innerclock2004

Hainbach (@hainbach101) meets the new Serge VC Resonant EQ

ARPchives LIVE! Live Stream Episode 21 with BØLT (aka. Christopher Bolte)

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"We are thrilled to have Boston-based music producer, audio engineer, sound designer, and bass player BØLT (aka. Christopher Bolte) on ARPCHIVES LIVE for an in-depth interview discussing his work and an exciting upcoming project in collaboration with #ARPSFORALL.

Born and raised in Germany, BØLT eventually moved to Boston where he attended Berklee College of Music. His work mainly involves music production, mixing, and engineering, as well as creating sample packs for musicians."

NatLife Sounds #StopWar Sale - 30% Off and an Update

You might remember our friend NatLife Sounds in Ukraine from the following two posts: All My Sentiments, and Sweet Nowhere. I reached out to him but feared the worst when I did not hear back. I finally got a reply. I am happy to report he is safe and back to work. Please support him if you can.

The following is also posted on KVR:

Hello my dear customers.

Due to the war in my country, I had to suspend all work for a while. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to work again. And before launching new products on the site, I want to make an sale-action and dedicate it to supporting the site and further products.

To support my work (Analog, Digital & VST/AU Synthesizer Sound Design, DAW Track Templates and recording Sample Packs), you can buy any product on my site [] with the following coupon - #StopWar30 (enter this tag in the coupon bar). I also want to emphasise that from today the site supports payment via PayPal. The 30% off sale is available until May 19th, 2022."

Teenage engineering OP-1 Field // First Look direct from Superbooth 2022

video upload by Starsky Carr

"First look at the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field. Its the latest incarnation of the classic and well loved OP-1 and its an absolute stunner. Looks great, and from what I could hear above the crowds at Superbooth has some great additions.

Unfortunately my audio recorder's SD card decided to corrupt all my files from this morning so this is camera mic only. Although its not ideal you can still hear what Tobias has to say so I thought I'd upload and I hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the video too much."

in a van, down by the river

Additonal OP-1 Field posts

EMW SYSTEM-15 modular analog synthesizer - FM and HIGH PASS FILTER

video upload by EMW Synthesizers

SUPERBOOTH 2022: Oberheim OB-X8

video upload by sonicstate

"This is big news: Oberheim release the first genuinely Oberheim synthesizer since 1985, and it's big!

Marcus Ryle walks us through the features of the OB-X8 which combines all the facets of the OB-X, Xa, and 8, with ability to freely choose between the SEM or Curtis filters, oscillators and envelopes of the originals. It's like having three Oberheim classics in one handsome totally analogue package. It even comes with all the factory patches from the original synths, should you wish to time travel!

Price: 4,995 US$ Availability: shipping soon."

Additional OB-X8 posts

Polyend Play launched at Superbooth 2022

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Polyend launched 'Play' a new sample and MIDI-based groovebox at Superbooth 2022"

Additional Polyend Play posts

Gamechanger Audio Introduces the MOTOR SYNTH MK II

via Gamechanger Audio


The MOTOR Synth offers two separate MOTOR Voices with 4 Electromotor oscillators each - both voices can operate in mono, unison or in four-note polyphonic mode.

Both MOTOR Voices are equipped with a separate set of controls for adjusting VOLUME, SCALE, WAVESHAPE, individual AMP ENVELOPE engines for each musical note, as well as very detailed control over a deep and versatile PORTAMENTO / PITCH MOD section (called “Acceleration / Brake” ).

Both Motor voices are equipped with a separate analogue multimode filter section with adjustable DRIVE, CUTOFF, RESONANCE, ENVELOPE SHAPE & AMOUNT and FILTER TYPE.
There are four analogue filter types - 24 dB LP, 12 dB BP, 12 dB HP, 12 dB AP (All-Pass). The new analog filter circuits have increased headroom, improved envelope response speed and a very precise analog Keytrack mode with adjustable depth, direction and filter “glide”.

The MOTOR Synth MK II features an additional third voice - a high quality digital engine that can be used either independently, or to augment the raw sound of the MOTOR Voices. The Digital engine (DCO) can be used to produce various classic waveforms (with waveshaping), or as a noise generator.
The DCO is also equipped with a separate, fully controllable AMP ENVELOPE, PORTAMENTO section, and its own Digital multimode Filter designed to reproduce the 4 analog filter modes.

The MOTOR Synth has a single output jack that can be configured either as mono, or as a stereo output - thus routing the synth's two motor voices into separate channels. The digital voice can also be routed to the V1 or V2 outputs, or to both.

The MOTOR Synth features a dedicated center indent potentiometer for creating amplitude cross-modulation with either Voice 1 or Voice 2. The Detune / Drift knob gives you two kinds of oscillator detune effects.

The MOTOR Synth MKII also features an extremely powerful modulation section that includes 3 individual LFOs with adjustable positive and negative depth controls. Each LFO can be easily assigned to almost any knob or encoder value on two independent modulation slots A and B. There are five independent modulation waveforms available for each LFO - each with a detailed waveshaping engine.

- Powerful arpeggiator engine offers detailed control over a large variety of parameters, including note accent, pattern shift, note repeat and more.
- Multiple independent motion Record lanes assignable to all sound parameters.
- A built-in monophonic sequencer engine with controls for micro-timing, probability, ratchets, pattern length, pattern saving and chaining and much more.

Non-velocity sensitive 8 key keyboard with 4 pitch shift encoders - this is a small but powerful note input system with a lot of performance tricks up its sleeve. Alternatively, the MOTOR Synth is fully MIDI and CV compatible and can be used with all of your favorite keyboards (incl. poly-aftertouch), controllers and sequencers.


via Sebsongs Modular

"EUCLIDEAN is a gate sequencer for the Eurorack format based on the euclidean algorithm. It is based on the euclidean DIY module developed by Music Thing Modular’s Tom Whitwell, and he has blessed this module with his approval.

The module consists of three channels of sixteen step sequences, and each channel can be set to any length, density and offset between one an sixteen. You get clear visual feedback due to the 8×8 matrix LED display, and setting each channel is easily done with the three encoders.

EUCLIDEAN is perfect for creating polymetric rhythms, odd time signature sequencing or clock division with a twist.

The module runs an internal clock set to 120 BPM by default, but can be triggered and reset externally. Each sequencer channel has a dedicated trigger output. In addition, the first channel has an inverted output that outputs triggers on every offbeat."

Superbooth 22 Synthesizer von Oberheim und Co.

video upload by musotalk

"Nicht nur Synthesizer von Oberheim, Dave Smith und Co sondern tonnenweise Synthesizer Module und verrückte Klangerzeuger auf dem Superbooth 22 von Schneider´s Laden. Schön auch die Kollegen von Sonicstate, Synthanatomy und mal wieder ohne Masken zu sehen."

"Not just synthesizers from Oberheim, Dave Smith and Co, but tons of synthesizer modules and crazy sound generators on the Superbooth 22 from Schneider's Laden. Nice to see the colleagues from Sonicstate, Synthanatomy and again without masks."

Polyend Play - Kraft Music Quick Jam

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Polyend Play BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

A Quick Jam on Polyend Play Sample and MIDI-Based Groovebox at the Kraft Music studio.

Polyend Play is a flexible and inspirational groovebox. Loaded with over 3,000 samples and eight tracks of audio sequencing, you can create beats straight out of the box and truly make them your own with a wide variety of playback tools and effects. Pick and place your sounds anywhere on the grid for a truly sandbox approach to beat making. Switch into Perform mode for even more ways to create new grooves, and if that's not enough, take advantage of Play's powerful sequencer to control your outboard gear with a further eight polyphonic MIDI tracks.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Polyend Play bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new sample- and MIDI-based groovebox, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Club Of The Knobs C911P poly EG

video upload by John L Rice

"This is the second test actually, the first one I posted on Instagram Reels and you can see the module in that one. I later added to that patch with a Moon 517 VCF on each voice, I added glide on the MOTM-650 MIDI-CV, and added in a little Mellotron M4000D underneath the mix a bit . . . and this is the result."

The C911P is a set of 5 envelope generators with completely independent channels. Each envelope has its own GATE-IN and ADSR-OUT and can be gated anytime. The four controls "Attack", "Decay" "Sustain" and "Release" control all 5 envelopes in common and makes it ideal for the use in polyphonic systems such as the C950 POLYCLAVIER. Each parameter can also be controlled by a voltage between 0 - 5V and makes the C911P programmable. Another nice thing is the feature that C911P's can be cascaded. Simply use a stereo 1/4 inch cable and connect the "Digital link OUT" to the "Digital link IN". This link however is NO MIDI but rather a high speed connection between multiple units. This new version has both, a positive and a negative Envelope Output which enables the simultaneous control of a low pass filter and a high pass filter. The "fire ALL' is a button for testing the unit.

Sonicstate Superbooth Live Streams 1 & 2

video upload by sonicstate

Superbooth Live Stream 2

Superbooth 22: Polyend Play

video upload by sonicstate

"Piotr from Polyend gave us a demo of the new Play, a tabletop groove box, sophisticated MIDI sequencer and generative music machine.

Play gives is 8 green audio tracks and 8 purple polyphonic midi tracks each with up to 64 steps. everything on the Play is per-step editable, and it comes with a bunch of cool features to help imagine, create and beautifully mangle your samples and sequences, whether in live performance or in the studio.

Price: 799 euros Available: from July"

Additonal Polyend Play posts

Superbooth 22: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field

video upload by sonicstate

"Tobias from Teenage Engineering introduced Gaz to the OP-1 field, an updated, thinner, louder OP-1

From the outside, the OP-1 Field has a new aluminium edge and is slightly slimmer than its older cousin. Inside there's an improved speaker system for better, bassier sound on the move, bluetooth midi, multiple tapes and recording formats, reworked graphics, new effects and fully stereo signal chain, to mention but a few of the 100 new features.

Available now. Price: £1999"

Additonal details here

Superbooth 22: IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Black Edition

video upload by sonicstate

"IK Multimedia literally unboxed their new kit before our very eyes, and we were mightily impressed!

Enrico firstly introduced us to the limited edition Uno synth pro black, which is obviously much sought after around Berlin! We then got treated to the Quattro interface, with 4 mic/instrument preamps, XY mic input, and it can also be battery-powered for field-recording duties. Finally we saw 4 new X-Gear pedals: X-Vibe (modulation), X-Space (reverb), X-Drive (distortion) and X-Time (delay), each with 16 Amplitube algorithms.

Uno Synth Black Price: 349 euros as preorder, 399 euros after. Limited edition of 500. Available end of May.

iRig Pro Quattro interface Price: 349 euro, Quattro Deluxe (with XY mics, power supply, windscreen and carry-case) Price: 449 euros. Available now.

X-Gear FX pedals Price: 329 euros. Available now"

Additional details here

Superbooth 22: UDO Super 6 New Features

video upload by sonicstate

"George from UDO shows us round his rather lovely bungalow, and introduces some of the features in the upcoming update to the Super 6.

Among the new features is a freeze function that holds sounds in the delay line while you play over the top without adding to the frozen sound. George is also creating a waveform pack to push the Super 6 into more aggressive, less harmonious territory.

UDO Super 6 Price: £2,099 Desktop price: £1,949

Available now"

SUPERBOOTH 2022 - Twisted Electrons - Blast Beats

video upload by sonicstate

"Blast beats brings back the sound of the DOS era with this 10 voice groovebox powered by the OPL3 (YMF262) FM chip from the 8 bit game era.

Alex from Cre8audio and Twisted Electrons showed us how Blast Beats gives total control over this chip, so we can make the 6 drum tracks and 4 synth tracks sound warm and beautiful, or utterly dirty, all with that 8 bit vibe. and each of the 56 faders can be automated per step, with all patterns and kits saved to the SD card.

Blast Beats is available now price: 589 euro"

Additional posts here

SUPERBOOTH 2022 Cre8audio East Beast

video upload by sonicstate

"Richard Nicol from Pittsburgh Modular introduces East Beast, a tiny desktop mono-synth which is also Eurorackable.

East Beast's Oscillator, Envelope and creamy-smooth PGH filter were designed in partnership with Pittsburgh Modular, and were created to have one large sweet spot, wherever you push them. With 9 different patchable modules (oscillator, filter, envelope, VCA, LFO, multi-mod tool, sequencer, MIDI to CV converter, and button keyboard) and 18 Eurorack compatible patch points, it's a lot of synth in a small package.

East Beast is available now to pre-order, and ships in the next few weeks.

Price $US 249"

Additional posts here


video upload by Omri Cohen

"You can find this course here -
I expand on 10 techniques in over 4 hours of videos, going through the basic concepts in VCV Rack and showing different variations in Eurorack.

These are the techniques I show in this course:
- How to create interesting sequences by utilizing the reset input.
- How to create fun glitchy sounds with a delay.
- How to create generative clock sources and generative envelopes and LFOs.
- How to extract complex rhythms from complex modulation with a comparator.
- How to split sequences with a comparator.
- Sound design with Wave Splicing.
- How to create unique modulation sources with a sequential switch.
- How to create rhythmic modulation with track and hold.
- How to gate sequences with AND logic.
- How to split sequences with flip flops.

If you just started out with modular synthesis and want to learn the basics, have a look here -"

Cherry Audio Minimode Moments - Steve Porcaro of Toto & More

"Minimode is our painstaking virtual emulation of the granddaddy of all portable synthesizers. When we set out to create Minimode, we focused on a single principle: absolute authenticity.

Minimode is also part of our #BobMoog Appreciation Month campaign to raise funds for the The Bob Moog Foundation. Please consider making a donation to the BMF today at Thanks, Steve!"

Cherry Audio Minimode Moment - Steve Porcaro of Toto
Cherry Audio Minimode Moment - Michael Whalen
Cherry Audio Minimode Moment - Dr Fink of Prince & The Revolution
Cherry Audio Minimode Moment - Doug Johnson of Loverboy

SynQuaNon Guitar Interface Eurorack Modules & More - SuperBooth 2022 Demo

video upload by SynQuaNon

"Here's a 2-minute collection of short demos using the SynQuaNon Eurorack analog polyphonic effects modules:

0:00 Hexaphonic AutoWah Filter with pedal control
0:29 Hexaphonic Funky AutoWah Filter with Hexaphonic Fuzz
1:01 Hexaphonic VCA Sequencer-controlled Arpeggios
1:34 Hexaphonic VCF Sequencer-controlled Arpeggios with Hexaphonic Fuzz
1:46 Hexaphonic VCF and VCA controlled in tandem by Sequencer

Did you notice that the SynQuaNon modules have virtually no patch cables connected and yet are in the audio chain? That's because they are interconnected at the back of the modules using SynQuaNon hexaphonic Audio and CV bus cables! This allows for a clutter-free front panel for easy user access and control adjustment - for more information, see the SynQuaNon Blog:"

A list of their current modules via

13-Pin Input Breakout

Roland/BOSS GK guitar interface for hexaphonic or polyphonic processing

The 13-Pin Input Breakout module receives signals from a Roland GK-3 compatible guitar and converts them to modular levels using low-noise audio op-amps.

Gain options include 10x (20dB), 30x (30dB), or 100x (40dB).

Gain controls allow you to adjust the gain from zero to full-scale in the amplified string outputs.

Amplifier boards are easily replaceable with different gain versions. Check the shop for replacement boards.

The module provides power to the electronics in your GK-3 compatible guitar.

Hand-assembled in the USA.
Important Note:
This module has been tested successfully with Roland GK-3, GK-2A, Graph Tech Hexpander, and RMC Poly-Drive pickup systems.

Roland GK-2A pickups (including those on the Fender GC-1) require a special version of this module. Please indicate if you intend to use a Roland-ready or GC-1 Stratocaster with this module at the time of your order and we will supply the special version.

Outputs for each signal in the 13-pin GK-3 interface (audio/CV).
Access to direct signals from each string and the passive pickup.
Selectable gain range (1x or 10x, 30x, 100x) for each string and the passive pickup output on back of the module.
Adjustable gain or attenuation to zero within each selected gain range.
Metal film resistors for close channel gain matching.
Pairs well with 13-Pin Output Breakout , Hex VU Meter, Hex Fuzz, Hex VCF, Hex VCA, and Hex EF-Gate-Trigger.
Ideal for guitar multi-channel, single-string, or hexaphonic effects processing.

Introducing Eventide Misha, an Instrument & Sequencer for Eurorack - Coming Soon

video upload by Eventide Audio

"Get a first glimpse at Misha, an interval-based Instrument & Sequencer for Eurorack, coming summer 2022!"

Misha is an innovative Eurorack instrument/sequencer that utilizes a unique, interval-based approach to playing and creating melodies. It’s designed to be played like a keyboard instrument and yet it makes music in a way unlike any instrument before it. In addition to playing it live, you can also record sequences that can be modified in a multitude of ways, allowing for new paths of spontaneous creativity.

An innovative 28hp Eurorack instrument/sequencer that utilizes a unique, interval-based approach to playing and creating melodies
Make sound three ways via MIDI, control voltage (with three independent gate/cv pairs) or outputting waveforms via the audio jack
External control templates for MIDI and QWERTY keyboards
100 factory scales and additional slots for up to 100 user/custom scales (Scala support)
Tone row based sequencer inspired by the classic compositional technique used in serial music
Comprehensive control of sequence playback to easily manipulate and expand upon your musical ideas
Create rhythmic variations using clock division
Four user-assignable buttons
18 user presets
CV inputs for external trigger/control sources
Clock input for syncing to external sources. User configurable PPQ settings
Audio output for internal oscillator
Polyphony via 3 CV outputs or MIDI
Micro-USB for easy firmware updates using Eventide Device Manager
Micro-SD card for saving/loading scales and settings

Superbooth 22 Synthesizer von Oberheim und Co.

video upload by musotalk

TEST SERIES Erica Synths Drone ErrorInstruments System Qu-bit Data Bender Eurorack Sound Design

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"ErrorInstruments System, Erica Drone System, Qu-bit Data Bender

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Blemished Nextel Waldorf Pulse

via this auction

This is a good example of how bad Nextel paint can get. Out of the factory the pain is soft like like a satin suede, but over time it breaks down and gets sticky. See this post for how I managed to clean up my Pulse+. I have no idea if this one is salvageable. I wonder if the labels would do with it.

Technics SY-1010 Analog Synthesizer w/ Japanese Panel Overlay

via this auction

Moog Music @ Superbooth 2022: Live Artist Performances

video uploads by Moog Music Inc

"Moog Music is coming to you live from Superbooth '22 in Berlin, Germany! Tune in for electronic music performances by Dorit Chrysler, Francesca Guccione, Andrée Burelli, and Max Ravitz. Instruments used will include Moog Matriarch, Moog Sound Studio (Mother-32, Subharmonicon, DFAM), Etherwave Theremin, and more."

MemoryMoog | Fat Fragile Fabulous Vintage Analog

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Moog Memorymoog is revered as one of the best classic big analog poly synths of the 80s. Powerful, delicate, but also with a reputation of being very unreliable.

A 6-voice VCO synth with 3 oscillators per voice. Analog signal chain throughout, but with digital control over parameters. It was the last synth from Moog before they went out of business. Made from about 1982 to 1985. After the introduction of MIDI Moog updated the Memorymoog to the Memorymoog PLUS which added MIDI and a poly/mono sequencer.

00:02 Memorymoog Demo song
01:00 Introduction
02:06 The features
06:59 The sequencer
08:42 CV & Gate Sequencer out
11:43 Syncing to external clock
12:55 Arpeggiator
13:50 Sound examples"

Syntakt, Oto Boum and Modular. Easy Afternoon Vibes (Basimilus, Manis Iteritas and Imitor Versio)

video upload by Thoow

"I was keen to try the Syntakt with my small Eurorack. With the new scales feature, this is probably the best box for external Midi. I trigger two voices in the Rack: Basimilus Iteratas Alter and Manis Itertitas. Both run then through a filter and into Imitor Versio. Slow modulation is coming from Maestro. I feed the audio back into Syntakt and run the full signal through Oto Boum for compression and drive. Have fun!"

Teenage Engineering Introduces the OP–1 field

video uploads by teenage engineering

louder, thinner and 100 times better.

introducing the all new OP–1 field. injected with more than a decade of ideas, refinements and improvements. just to mention a few: stereo throughout the whole signal chain, bluetooth midi, usb type-c, a new speaker system with a passive driver for detailed, fat and loud sound, a massive 24 hour battery life, multiple tapes and recording formats, new great sounding reverb and the 'dimension' synth engine, an all glass, flush, high resolution display. we also meticulously reworked all graphics, screen by screen. did we mention fm broadcasting?

well, that's just some of the 100 new features:

Introducing Polyend Play

video upload by Polyend

Priced at $799. See the dealers on the right for availability.

"We are proud to present to you our new instrument,
Polyend Play - Sample and MIDI-based Groovebox.

Play is incredibly powerful yet easy to learn. It’s designed to let you create and perform music while having fun. It’s a groovebox that comes loaded with sample packs that makes it ready to play right out of the box. The Play offers an inspiring workflow for both seasoned and novice musicians.

It allows music makers to create and interact with musical patterns in a number of exciting and creative ways. Free, regular software updates will make it even better in the future. And if you already have other MIDI devices, Play can become the centerpiece of your setup."

Polyend Play - Hip Hop (Demo Project)

video upload by Polyend

"Polyend Play is possibly the most flexible and inspirational groovebox ever created. Loaded with tons of samples, 8 tracks of audio, and 8 MIDI tracks for sequencing, you can create beats straight out of the box and truly make them your own with a wide variety of playback tools and effects.

The audio was recorded directly from Polyend Play's output without any further processing."

POLYEND PLAY Review // How it raises the groovebox bar // Top pros, cons, 16 factory songs, tutorial

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:35 Overview
6:20 Connectivity
7:45 Project scope
8:15 Song mode
8:55 Variations
9:55 Sample pool
11:25 Sequencing
11:55 Pick & place
13:55 Keyboard view
14:15 Select & adjust
16:35 “Control all”
17:15 Session save
18:15 Live rec
19:15 Automation
21:00 Sample packs
23:00 Fill
26:00 Chance
28:40 Randomize
31:45 Repeats
33:15 Play modes
34:00 Speed/Pause
35:40 Perform
38:50 Scenes
39:30 MIDI tracks
43:30 Master FX
46:10 Sound design
47:50 Misc settings
49:05 Pros & cons
53:25 Factory songs


With a workflow that is both inspiring and simple, Polyend Play is far from your average sample-based groovebox. Endless possibilities for your beats are at your fingertips with over 30 sample kits to play with straight out of the box.

Polyend Play takes an open sandbox approach for creating and performing grooves, with the freedom to instantly mix things up with tons of different playback functions.

Flexible sequencing with 8 audio tracks and 8 polyphonic MIDI tracks for controlling your outboard gear – Polyend Play really wants to be at the center of your studio. This is quite possibly the most fun groovebox ever created.


Pick & Place. Find your sound among over 3000 included samples and place it anywhere on the grid to start building your tracks.

Select & Adjust. Easily adjust step parameters independently with familiar sample-based controls at your disposal. Make each track your own with 35 different play modes, Chance and Action Combo, Randomizer and Step Repeater functions. Stuck for inspiration? Utilize the Smart Fill option to automatically fill any area you choose with an entire beat, a random placement of steps, or even a Euclidean spread.

Quickly move data around, such as Steps, Tracks, Track Pages, Variations, and Patterns, with simple selection and copy/paste controls.

Keep it musical with scale filtering, allowing only notes within the selected scale to be outputted by the entire sequence.


Perform mode allows you to make non-destructive changes to your tracks, via performance effects including Tune, Filter, Overdrive, Rearranger, Space and much more.

Live record automation or change individual step values on the fly and even record mono or polyphonic MIDI from an external controller or onboard keyboard.

Customizable pattern chaining allows you to map out entire sequences anywhere on the grid and perform them live. Reverb, Delay, Sound Enhancer, Limiter, and Saturator master effects are included to spice up your entire mix. Instantly Save and Recall patterns. Perfect for when things go wrong during a live performance.


8 internal audio tracks and 8 individual polyphonic MIDI tracks combine for powerful integration with your existing instruments.

Full MIDI capabilities with flexible MIDI CC mapping per track for the individual rotary knobs and you can connect an external controller for MIDI note input. Plus, you can output chords, arpeggios, program and bank changes, pitch bend, clock and much more.

Over 30,000 track variations are available! That’s 128 Patterns holding 16 tracks, with each individual track holding up to 16 variations.

Control your synths and drum machines on individual tracks with the ability to output a separate set of MIDI values per track.

Each track can benefit from independent lengths (1 to 64 steps), different BPM-related speeds, playback modes and even swing values. Perfect for polymetric and polyrhythmic sequences.


Split-screen display with 15 touch-capacitive knobs that can be tapped once to select and preview a parameter or twice to switch between upper and lower screen values.

16×8 step sequencing grid complemented with a 4×8 control grid for Mute, Solo, Variation, Select and Keyboard note input.

MIDI ins and outs via 3.5mm jacks
(MIDI DIN adapter included).
MicroSD card slot (16GB card included)
Runs on 5V/1A via USB-C and can be powered from a power bank for getting out and about.
Free, regular firmware updates.

Instruō Introduces cuïr and làrachd Eurororack Modules

Instruō - cuïr Overview video upload by Instruō

"cuïr is a highly compact module designed to provide optimised output signals for interfacing a modular system with professional and consumer audio equipment.

In addition to the pair of balanced TRS outputs there is a high quality headphone driver with its own independent level control.

The stereo balanced outputs feature high quality low impedance differential line drivers. These are designed to drive long cable lengths and operate equally well with balanced transformer or transformerless inputs.

A pair of high quality balanced 1/4" cables are included with the cuïr. These cables are braided, 150cm long, shielded and feature gold plated TRS contacts. Using these cables (or any quality balanced TRS cable) the cuïr can be used to connect modular systems directly to mixing consoles, microphone preamps or any other pieces of professional outboard audio equipment.

• Stereo modular level to 1/4” balanced line output
• High quality 150cm balanced cables included
• Dedicated headphone driver"

Instruō - làrachd Overview

video upload by Instruō

"làrachd provides multiple methods of interfacing external signals and interactions into musically useful control voltage signals.

Line level audio sources and ambient sound converts to control voltage envelopes.
An audio enhancement circuit can provide emphasis to audio through a combination of waveshaping and limiting.

The làrachd's included dual footswitch controller produces combinations of gate and trigger signals. This allows for hands off precision control over performance patches.

• Stereo line level to modular amplifier stage
• Built in condenser microphone capsule
• Audio enhancement signal processor
• Envelope follower with threshold comparator
• Dual footswitch controller"

Fred's Lab Introduces the Manatee - Digital Desktop Synthesizer w/ Spectral Engine Synthesis

via Fred's Lab

BERLIN. 12.05.22

At Superbooth 2022, Fred’s Lab announce working on its new machine: the Manatee

The Manatee is an ode to the golden era of digital machines with personality, together with modern twists and a crystal clear sound quality. With reminiscences of electric organ tones and out-of-this-world but beautifully contained harshness, the Manatee unveils new sound exploration paths.

Loosely inspired by digital classics, the Manatee excels at producing dark & moody pads, snappy or round bell like tones and behaves very well in known VA (virtual analog) territory. At the frontier between the beloved wavetable and the unconventional additive synthesis, by fusing a complex procedural spectral source with a top notch realtime re-sampler, the Manatee allows any musician to efficiently alter their sound timbre as they discover.

Besides the spectral generator, a versatile sub-oscillator (including FM features) and a filtered noise source (with variable sample rate) are on the menu. The sound get further refined thanks to the great sounding filter, and an extra tuned resonator followed by the overdrive module. A per-part stereo delay is also there.

Built like a tank, using only industrial grade pots, switches and connectors, the Manatee is a professional piece of gear and there to last. Would it need repairs, like with all Fred’s Lab products, service instructions including complete schematics are part of the user manual. Latest firmware can be downloaded from our website.

• Dual core 16 bit fixed-point DSP
• Hand crafted assembly engine
• TI (originally Burr Brown) DACs
• DIN MIDI IN & OUT (with smart THRU)
• Synchronization by ext. clock or MIDI clock
• High contrast / backlit 16x2 LCD display
• 16x aluminum potentiometers
• 25x long lasting illuminated switchs

• 3 part 9 voice multitimbral spectral engine
• Extensive MIDI 1.0 with MPE or multimode

• 1x
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superb self-resonant filter model
overdrive module
dedicated loopable envelopes (ENV. F & ENV. A) dedicated filter LFO
spectral modulators (MOD. B - for body & MOD. F for formant) resonator module
long and modulated stereo delay
audio buses mixer (Main, Aux & Reverb)
simple arpeggiator reverb module

• Various Main and Aux buses master EQs

* These specifications will evolve during project development


IMPORTANT: SB22 machines are technological demo units – not final instruments

Changes may include:
• form factor
• audio engine feature list
• enclosure design style
• pricing (around 600E, VAT included)

Although product research and development is self-founded, Fred’s Lab needs additional finances to make this machine production ready (to cover lab testing, procurement costs, tooling, production line rental & associated setup costs...).

Fred’s Lab will eventually run a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter (no date to be announced) to produce a limited first run of 150 machines.

The two machines presented @ Superbooth 2022 (so-called “Superbooth Edition”) will be sold on auction, also to help financing the project development. Auctions will take place on Ebay, on the 14/06/2022.

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