MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sinister Cat Sound Design & More With Soundtoys Design Week Sale

video upload by soundtoys

Note Soundtoys is having a Sound Design Week sale with up to 80% off. You can find details on Soundtoys website here

Above: "Turn an adorable cat’s purr into a sinister, ominous monster. With a few simple turns of the knobs, you can use Soundtoys to pitch-shift, distort, reverberate, and radically transform your sound source.

Download the 'Sinister Reflections' preset:
Drag, drop, and save it into Effect Rack to get started."

'Soundscapes' Preset Expansion Pack for Soundtoys Effect Rack (FREE)

"Hear examples of all the presets from the Soundscapes expansion pack of sound design drone presets for the Soundtoys Effect rack.

Artic Blast – A howling winter wind and bone-chilling swirls that batters you sonically
Auto Horror Soundtrack – A building-changing horror soundtrack that just does its thing
BrokeBot March – Rhythmic noisy machines
Computronical – Rhythmic computer noises from a lost time
Feedback Space – A sonic desolate evolving space
Into The Darkness – The darkness is alive and changing as it moves around you
It's Coming For You – Something is coming. Another creepy rhythm effect to live in
Laser Practice Range – Classic gameplay laser sounds that pew-pew all night long
Mechotron Speaks – If robots had a language, this preset would talk to them, and they'd be like, right on
SynDrone – A rhythmic pulse to create a vibe
Tesla Coil – Electric Zaps from the lab
The Birds – The original angry birds from Hitchcock are all around

Download the expansion pack at"

Game Audio Vocal Sound Design With Soundtoys

"Whether making subtle enhancements or radical transformations, watch how effects can alter the character of a voice and create a truly immersive experience. The presets you hear are:

Angry Stereo – A gritty and stereo-lizing fx that makes the vocal sound bigger than your speakers.
Fever Dream – A fast-paced distorted panning movement to disorient any vocal.
Waterpipe – A feedback-heavy metallic-sounding echo with a short delay time.
Angry Radio – A nostalgic sound that resembles old-school radio-filtered distortion.
Robot Laugh – A re-sampled and pitch-shifted quick slap robotic echo for any vocal sources.

Download the presets:
Drag and drop on Effect Rack to get started."

#short Sequential Pro 3 Arpeggiator

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Just a bit of Pro 3 arpeggiated with clock-synced external effects. More at"

Sequential Krell

video upload by Todd Barton

"My Patreon:"

Arturia PolyBrute Limited Noir Edition

It appears the PolyBrute will be getting a limited all black Noir edition similiar to the MatrixBrute, MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and DrumBrute.

Just the pics for now...

Thanks Radio

video upload by nbor

"Precipitous placement of a glass of pinot notwithstanding, I've been working with loopers and the @buchlausa Easel command. After struggling with some less desirable results, I listened to the magic of KFJC radio and it gave me some new direction. Drum sounds created on the Buchla, sampled into the @bitwig drum machine, sequenced with the Hawtin script for the Fire. I'm controlling four instances of @AudioDamageInc Enso with a Livid Minim (off screen)."

Akai AX60

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx 2 Voice SN 1397

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator II+HD 61-Key 8-Voice Sampler Workstation SN 2373

via this auction

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Programming Drums on the Jomox Alpha Base

video upload by VCO USA

How to program the MiniMoog like a boss!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Ever wanted to know how easy it is to program a Minimoog?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get the Moog Sound!

Minimoog Model D – Vintage – 1979 – Famous Sounds

Andy Whitmore
Greystoke Studio"

Nice keys sound with Sequential Trigon-6 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Soundtower Sequential Trigon-6 editor when recording the material -

No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound."

Sequential Pro 3 - Preciptation

video upload by Frank Neumann

"This track made the 4th place of the one-synth only challenge on the synth forum!

The aim of the game was to make a complete track with one mono synth using only 9 track in your DAW, every sound was made with the Pro3 from Sequential..."

Pittsburg Taiga Is A Colorful Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer!

video upload by Patchwerks

"Music producers, get ready! Today we're checking out the all-new semi-modular Pittsburg Taiga synthesizer. It's a complete, modern, modular machine that can take you beyond the boundaries of a traditional analog synth. The Taiga comes equipped with three huge analog oscillators, the famous Pittsburg Filter, and the Dynamics Controller - giving you the power to create sounds that you'd expect from a regular monosynth, plus a whole range of new sonic textures and capabilities. Get ready to explore your sonic potential with the Pittsburg Taiga!

Get the Taiga here: Video by: Matthew Piecora, Steven Ly"

Brownie on Organelle S with Electric Guitar

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"This charming Harmonic Vibrato emulation was made by Organelle user twang69. The vintage sound of Fender Amplifiers is now on the Organelle! Two knob controls and a bypass option: getting your tremolo on has never been easier.
Download this patch here:"

wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert

video upload by wellenvorm

Featuring the Trautonium, Haken Continuum, and Radikal Technologies Accellerator.

"wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert
St. Markuskirche Chemnitz, 15.06.2019

Der Versteinerte Wald, ein weltweit bekanntes
und bestauntes Naturdenkmal in Chemnitz.
In zweijähriger Arbeit entstand das Album 'Petrified Forest',
meine Hymne an das steinerne Weltwunder.

Im Januar 2017 wurde das Album erstmaligvor den Versteinerten Bäumen in Chemnitzlive aufgeführt.

Es folgten Konzerte in der St.Laurentius Kirche Leipzig,
in der Nazarethkirche in München und im Planetarium Münster.

An weiteren außergewöhnlichen Orten wurde "Petrified Forest" aufwändig inszeniert, im Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte in Halle (Saale),
in der Maschinenhalle der Zeche Westfalen
und im Völkerschlachtdenkmal zu Leipzig.

Mit dem Abschlusskonzert in der St.Markuskirche Chemnitz,
schließt sich für mich der Kreis.

Die Petrified Forest Tour endet in meiner Heimatstadt.

- In der Stadt der Versteinerten Bäume -"


"wellenvorm - Petrified Forest - The Final Concert
St. Markuskirche Chemnitz, 15.06.2019

The Petrified Forest, a world-famous
and admired Natural monument in Chemnitz.
The album 'Petrified Forest' was created in two years of work,
my hymn to the stone wonder of the world.

In January 2017 the album was performed live for the first time in front of the Petrified Trees in Chemnitz.

Concerts followed in the St. Laurentius Church in Leipzig,
in the Nazareth Church in Munich and in the Planetarium in Münster.

"Petrified Forest" was elaborately staged at other unusual locations, in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle (Saale),
in the machine hall of the Westfalen colliery
and in the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig.

With the final concert in the St. Mark's Church in Chemnitz,
the circle closes for me.

The Petrified Forest Tour ends in my hometown.

- In the city of Petrified Trees e-"

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Talk with Richard and Michael

Fourth video added to the announcement post here.

1 More Hour of Buchla Style Modular Synthesizer & Vocals from GSG Presents: SYNTHON: JAMURAMIUM II:

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"For this performance we used our Buchla style Modular Synthesizer, Nord Modular G1, Tascam Porta02 mkii, tape loop, Elektron Octatrack mkii, Koma Elektronik Field Kit, Boss RE-20 Space Echo Pedal x2, Pigtronix Infinity Looper, Shure Beta 87C, and more.

This Jamuramium II festival was packed with talented streamers. We had a blast listening as well as participating. Watch and listen as we traverse through the cosmos, exploring different space conditions, planetary systems and beyond through cosmic tape music. The Golden Shrimp Guild is our streaming posse. Everyone involved is a class act. Check out the Golden Shrimp Guild and all of the associated streamers if you want to treat yourself.

Modular Synth, folktronica, chillouthouse, modular performance, tape, Nord, Buchla, synthon, GSG"

Bastl Discontinues the Dude

video upload by Bastl Instruments

And teases a new stereo mixer, the Bestie?

The Spring 2023 Update for the Nonlinear Labs C15

video upload by Nonlinear Labs

"In this video Tim Sund shows the new features coming along with the Spring 2023 Update for the Nonlinear Labs C15. More information on:

About the Spring 2023 Update:

As another step in the evolution of the C15 we have just released our third major firmware update. It greatly expands the sound design capabilities of the instrument and improves its user interface.

You can now modulate almost all parameters using the Macro Controls (185 instead of 95 possible modulation targets), and we have extended the ranges of 17 parameters.

There is now the possibility to bypass the Feedback Mix Gate and to control the decay times of Envelope C by velocity.

With the new Loop function of Envelope C it can behave like a polyphonic LFO, that is synced to the key and can be influenced by velocity and key trackings.

Single sounds can now also use a second effect group (in total 10 effects) and both effect groups can now be operated in parallel as well as in serial mode.

It is possible to pan Parts and effects groups and route them separately to the left and right audio output.

For Split sounds, the feedback routing has been extended, so that the output signal from one Part can be an input signal for the other Part.

The Preset Search function in the graphical user interface has been completely redesigned to display all search results in a single list. Search and sorting criterias have been extended. Thus, the new search window combines many preset functions in a convenient way.

And as a usability improvement of the hardware, the two physical ribbons can now be switched between two pairs of virtual ribbons, giving fast access to up to four Macro Controls."

Introducing The Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Paraphonic Synthesizer

video uploads by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers (click for additional posts)

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga: A Deeper Dive

Another Michael's One Minute Synthesis Minute

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Talk with Richard and Michael

Additional user videos further below.

Taiga - Paraphonic Modular Synthesizer
New desktop synth from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers packs a powerful punch with 3 oscillators, wave folders, innovative vactrol-less dynamics, and more!

January 31st, 2023 - Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers today announced Taiga, a 3-oscillator paraphonic synthesizer.

Taiga is a powerful, complete, modern, and modular instrument that's a tour de force of the Pennsylvania based analog synth R&D team's recent inventions. Taiga wraps these new tools into a surprisingly accessible package that provides a massive pallet of 100% analog sounds to its users.

Taiga’s sound can be attributed to three uniquely Pittsburgh innovations. A trio of huge analog oscillators, the unmistakably smooth sound of the Pittsburgh Filter, and the warmth + punch of the unique Dynamics Controller. These enable you to not only create sounds that would be traditionally expected from an analog synthesizer but also to explore new sonic textures and performance possibilities.

Taiga oscillators
Waveforms generated by the three Taiga oscillators stretch beyond the basic geometric shapes and sounds associated with analog synthesis. Taiga waveforms pass through up to three proprietary, cascading waveshapers designed to precisely manipulate their symmetry and harmonic content. In addition, each oscillator includes a robust six-stage wave folder to add even more complexity and depth to the diverse sonic palate of Taiga.

The 'Pittsburgh Filter'
The Pittsburgh filter has defined the sound of Pittsburgh Modular from the moment it was introduced. A signature gummy and relaxed sound with no dead spots that has been tweaked to perfection. It offers a warm, smooth sweep through the full frequency range and a sweet resonance that does not roll off the low end. This generation of the Pittsburgh filter is specifically designed to ensure a remarkable interplay with Taiga’s oscillators.

Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller
Pittsburgh's new Dynamics technology imparts Taiga with a uniquely organic depth and presence. By simultaneously managing both amplitude and harmonic content, the Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller expands beyond the one-dimensional VCA found in other synthesizers. It does this by utilizing new advancements from traditional low pass gates to add additional definition and dimension to the voice of Taiga.

When used in low pass gate mode, sounds shed harmonic content and become warmer as they decrease in volume. This mimics how sound waves react to their environment. Because of this connection, the Taiga sounds more natural or complex compared to other instruments.

Echos, Mixer, MIDI, and much more
Pulling no punches in rounding out Taiga’s capabilities, Pittsburgh has included MIDI to CV conversion, mixer, preamp with soft clipping overdrive limiter circuit, analog bucket brigade delay, dual envelope generators, digital multi-modulation tool, LFO, noise generator, clock-synced arpeggiator, and an internal clock with tap tempo (can be externally synced too). You can use Taiga without patching or dive into its 60 patch points to use its components as separate modules with external devices or reroute its internal patching. The creative possibilities abound!

TAIGA Review // What if Bob Moog & Don Buchla collaborated on a synth in the 70s? // Tutorial

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:50 Overview
5:10 Oscillators
10:05 Sync
11:10 Glide
11:30 3 more LFOs
12:20 Mixer
13:00 Preamp
14:20 Mix/Split
15:00 Filter
18:30 Dynamics
21:55 Delay
22:45 Modulation
23:30 Ctrl module
23:55 Arp
25:25 Sequencer
25:45 Vel modes
27:40 CC modes
28:00 S&H
28:30 Pros & cons
31:40 Outro

Pittsburgh Modular TAIGA synthesizer REVIEW // 3 things I LOVE & 1 thing I DISLIKE
video upload by BoBeats

00:00 What is the Taiga?
03:36 Part 1: OSCILLATORS explained
13:56 Design, Mixer, Preamp & a few other things
16:02 Part 2: FILTER module explained
21:05 Part 3: i don't like this...
25:15 A few more functions worth mentioning
26:35 Part 4: DYNAMICS module explained
30:47 Final Verdict: is it worth buying?

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Review

video upload by

Intro - 0:00
Getting close up - 8:17 (this is longer than I thought, sorry)
Oscillators - 13:28
FM - 14:39
Waveforms - 15:20
Wave folding - 17:16
Tuning - detuning - 19:36
Make a bassline - 21:24
The Filter - 24:29
Dynamics - 27:22
Dynamics - VCA Mode - 27:43
Dynamics - LPG Mode - 28:31
Dynamics - LPG Mode + Pluck - 34:04
Summary so far - 35:58
Digital Control Section - ARP and stuff - 38:02
MIDI Vs Eurorack - 41:33
Sync - 46:19
Oscillator chords - 46:59
Preamp - 47:37
Separate oscillator sequencing - 48:54
2-note polyphony in Paraphonic Mode - 51:15
Conclusions - 53:02

AI Synthesis Releases AI106 West Coast Eurorack Mixer

video upload by AI Synthesis

AI106 DIY West Coast Eurorack Mixer Build Guide Video

Portland, OR, USA January 31, 2023 – AI Synthesis has released the AI106 West Coast Mixer in both a built and guaranteed version, as well as in kit and PCB/Panel format.

The AI106 West Coast Mixer is a discreet mixer using no ICs. As gain increases harmonics and analog warmth are added. The AI106 takes inspiration from the mixers in 1960s West Coast Modular systems, but updates it for eurorack and allows for user customization of the circuit. New, Old, and mismatched NPN transistors can be substituted to change the character of the mixer.True to original spirit, the output is inverted.

It comes in both Silver Aluminum versions and Black PCB FR4 versions.
Depth: 22mm
HP: 6
-V mA: 0
+V mA: 12mA

“In the year 2000, I was in college and obsessed with modular synths, but could barely afford to eat. I knew it was possible to build your own synth, but there wasn’t anyone, or anywhere to turn to for advice. In the past decade, much more information has been published online, and in 2013 I started down my path to DIY modular. Even with all of the information online, there still lacked a single, simple, comprehensive guide for those looking to build their own synthesizer. I want AI Synthesis to be that guide. Prior to building my own synth, I was a dreamer, after building my modular, I felt I had awoken. I want to help others do the same.”
-Abraham Ingle
Founder, AI Synthesis

In addition to providing step by step build instructions, schematics, and circuit explanations, the site also includes a guide for getting started in modular synthesis, and a series of DIY Guides, with information regarding how Resistors actually work, and how to integrate a $26 scope into your Eurorack system.

Break Box : Nü-Metal in a Pedal from Rainger FX

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Let's BREAK down @raingerfx's latest effect pedal the Break Box!
Wes is calling this 'nu-metal in a pedal' so what's all the fuss about? The Break Box is an inventive distortion and chorus with a DJ-style scratch effect!

It has to be heard to be believed!

Grab a Break Box:
Read more on our blog:"

Jamuary #5 (drum machine, steel tongue drum, & soft synth) | Improv 2023

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"It's the final video in my 2023 Jamuary series. I said I was going to publish a new jam every Tuesday in January and I did just that. This week's jam includes KORG Volca Beats (drum machine), Idiopan Lunabell (steel tongue drum), and Alchemy soft synth (controlled by M-Audio Oxygen25). Jamuary is always so much fun!"

New Loops releases “Kult Leader” - 100 Presets for Dawesome Kult with 30% Off Intro Offer

video uploads by New Loops

New Loops has announced the release of Kult Leader - 100 new presets for Dawesome Kult with 30% off intro offer.

Here's what they say:

New Loops presents 'Kult Leader'—100 new presets for Dawesome Kult. This is the universal Kult sound bank, featuring a wide selection of usable presets that will fit into many styles of music. We've stayed away from experimental and obscure sounds to focus on more solid "bread and butter" presets that will work in real music. You'll find huge, expansive pads and drones; beautiful synth keys; organic strings; cutting leads; modern basses; inspiring arpeggios and sequences; and more.

Intro Price: £17.49 until February 28th, 2023 (Reg. £24.99). You can also get an extra 15% off orders over £49 at (where free demo packs are also available).

Novation Nova - Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

"Sound Sources per Voice
3 Oscillators, 2 Ring Modulators and a Noise Generator. Up to 6 Oscillators can be generated with no loss in polyphony when the special Double Saw waveform is used.

Modulation Matrix : 130 possible routings.

Filter: 12, 18 and 24 dB per octave Resonant filter configurable in Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes, plus 9 Dual/Split filter types with modulable frequency separation. All filters also feature an overdrive control, while Filter Bypass mode allows noise to be filtered independently – ideal for the creation of drum sounds.

LFO 2 LFOs capable of oscillating at Audio rates.

Effects Distortion, Comb Filter, EQ, Reverb, Chorus/Flanger/Phaser/Rotary Speaker, Delay and Panning effects for each Program.

Vocoder 40 Band Vocoder that can run simultaneously with the Full Synth Engine (no reduction of polyphony etc).

OUT: 6 assignable polyphonic outputs with 128 x Oversampling Delta Sigma DACs for each output. Stereo effects can be routed through a single channel without compromising quality, releasing more outputs.

INPUT 2 Audio Inputs. Signals can be routed through the Synth Engine (Filters), Effects or both. 20 bit ADCs. Input Sensitivity Selectable between Microphone, Guitar, - 10dB and +4dB Levels. Metering PPM Metering with Variable Trim & 40 Band Spectrum Analyser on the Display.

MEMORY: 256 Programs in 2 banks. + 128 Performances.

ARPEGGIATOR: Built in Arpeggiator , up to 6 Arpeggiators are available simultaneously in Performance mode."

Analogue Systems Modular System SN 4216

via this auction

"Full Analogue Systems RS-10 rack, featuring the RS-240 Frequency Shifter, two RS-95e Oscillators, the RS- 100s Low Pass Filter, the RS-60 Envelope Generator, and the RS-35 External Processor. The case is the Analog Systems RS-10 case.

I am the original owner, and everything is in perfect working order, except for the RS-35, which I think is having a problem. It's putting out a low level. Of course, the lion's share of the price is for the frequency shifter. Still works like a dream. I love it."

Vintage Moog Keyboard Satelite Synthesizer Model 5330 w/Case SN 2190309

via this auction

"Vintage Moog Keyboard Satelite Synthesizer Model 5330 w/Case Serial #2190309. This keyboard came from an estate."

EML Electrocomp Sequencer 400

via this auction

Original EML Electrocomp 101 Analog Synthesizer Manual

via this auction

Different cover than this one.

"Original manual for a EML Electrocomp 101 analog synthesizer. It’s in decent shape. Pages start at 5 so don’t know if it’s missing pages or not. There’s a lot of pages in this. Almost a half inch thick."


video upload by Alba Ecstasy

"64 AMBIENT PATCHES for Arturia MICROFREAK 👉 Part 1 contains the demo of the first 32 patches.
64 NEW #ambient #patches for Arturia #MicroFreak.
All the patches have free royalty sequences, and most of them functions on the aftertouch so use it when playing the sounds!
64 presets containing pads, leads, percussions, pianos, bells & pluck type sounds, swirls, bass, leads, arps and sequences, crazy FXs!"

Vermona Perfourmer mk2 - FIRST CONTACT

video upload by Makis Zeg

"The drums is from deluge"


video upload by noystoise


The NT05 is a "LoFi RhythmBox"

It consists of;

-Two voices; "Sine" and "Noise"

-Two 128 step pattern banks

-Eight selectable rhythms

-Two "Pad" envelopes

-One LFO


The Sine voice has a VCA knob, Distortion knob, and Pitch knob. The Distortion knob effects the waveshape of the oscillator. At the low end, the waveshape is triangular. Midway it is Sine, and at full, the oscillator is squarewave. The Sine VCA knob sets the offset of the VCA, and can be used as a volume mix knob when other modulation inputs are not in use. The Sine VCA can be modulated by any combination of the LFO, Pad EG2, and the Sine Pattern bank EG. The Sine Pitch knob sets the offset of the Sine VCO, and can be used as a pitch control when the VCO is not being modulated. The Sine Pitch can also be modulated by any combination of the LFO, Pad EG2, and Sine Pattern bank EG, however, the LFO and EG2 can only modulate one or the other; VCA or Pitch. Likewise, Pad EG2 can only modulate one or the other; VCA or Pitch. When Pad EG2 is set to Pitch, the Pitch knob sets the depth of the envelope. The Sine Pattern EG is triggered by the Sine Pattern bank. The envelope modulates the Sine VCA, and can also modulate the Pitch. The Bend knob sets the depth at which the envelope modulated the Pitch. The decay of the envelope is controlled with the Decay knob. The decay can be modulated by the LFO via the Sine Decay Mod switch, however the decay has to be set longer, as the LFO can only shorten the decay time of the envelope.

The Noise voice has all of the same VCA, Pitch, and modulation features as the Sine voice minus the distortion knob. The Noise voice is derived from a "LFSR" type pseudo-random-noise generator. The pattern length of the LFSR can be set to one of eight lengths. The shorter lengths are more harmonic, while the longer lengths sound noisier. When the LFSR Select switch is pressed down, the touch pads can be used to select the desired LFSR pattern length. A number below each touch pad represents the corresponding pattern length.


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another go with this amazingly entertaining device from the golden era of Italian synthesizer production. The Solton Programmer 24 is a programmable auto-accompaniment unit with 12-bit drum samples and analog and digital hybrid synth and string sounds."

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

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