MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator 5U First Impressions...

video upload by Rhythmicons

"These are just a few snippets messing around with the DUSG for the first time.
DUSG & DSI Tempest to STG Mixer.

This module was built by Rich at Lower West Side Studio from Ken Stone's Catgirl Synth PCB."

Schmidt 8-Voice Synthesiser SN 057

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via
M Me.

03- The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillators- Harmo

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Harmo oscillator found on the Arturia MiniFreak."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Synthstrom Deluge, Elektron Analog Keys, Minilogue XD Jam

video upload by Easy Tiger

"In this Jam I'm trying to take advantage of the analog sweetness of the Analog Keys and the Minilogue XD. I'm sending MIDI from the Deluge to the two synths. They're both receiving pretty much the same sequences. I only shifted the some octaves and deleted some notes.

There are never more than to different notes being played at the same time but thanks to some long release times and ridiculous amounts of reverb and delay they turn into some pretty nice chords I think."

Korg Wavestate Live Jam - Stargazers Trail

video upload by Waveformer

"This is an upbeat improvised live jam om the Korg Wavestate synthesizer, based on a single custom Wavestate patch with four layers used as individual parts.

The patch is part of an upcoming soundbank for the Wavestate. My two other soundbanks can be found here:

Wavestate performance mod knobs:
Knob 1: Layer A (arp melody) Octave
Knob 2: Layer B (arp bass) Octave
Knob 3: Layer C (pad) Octave
Knob 4: Layer D (arp fx) Octave
Knob 5: Layer A (arp melody) Amp Level
Knob 6: Layer B (arp bass) Amp Level
Knob 7: Layer C (pad) Amp Level
Knob 8: Layer D (arp fx) Amp Level

Joystick X sets the sample bit rate for the Layer C (Pad) Decimator.
Joystick Y sets the sample frequency for the Layer C (Pad) Decimator, and some filter modulation to the right.
ModWheel sets Filter Cutoff for Layer A (Arp) and B (Bass).

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R16 mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 18 (free version)."

Producing Backwards with Tiptop Audio & Buchla

video upload by Station 252

"A test of Tiptop Audio / Buchla Quad Lopass Gate Model 292t turns into a strange backwards production session utilizing the whole 200t system as well as Tiptop's new True Stereo Effects bundle for Z-DSP, many other Z-DSP FX and more!!!"

Buchla 259 | Episode 02 | Playing the Oscillators

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"In episode 01 I started with the Main/Principal oscillator. But a complex oscillator also has a modulation oscillator. In episode 02 I am going to focus on the 'dual oscillator' side, which could be useful for anyone with two VCO's in a case. The original title was 'surfing the oscillators' because it's inspired by a @vgermuse Todd Barton live improvisation from 2012 where he actually played the 259 on instinct, just fiddling knobs. Part one of the video is music from the actual recording:

Playing the oscillators by hand is possibly the most fun and gratifying experience with your modular. Just have a big reverb nearby! So I hope you have FM inputs to play with. I am saving the modulation/FM bus for episode 03 and I may finish the series with a 'build your own complex oscillator with anything you can find'. In this episode I am also revisiting the Furthrrrr Generator with the 'strong zero' core. I mentioned that the digital core may not be the best choice if you're looking for an analog 259 experience but this does not mean it's bad. It's quite the opposite.

We'll stay in complex territory this month. Next up will be a Cosmotronic Vortex video because all the material I shot for this series deserves a separate item. If all goes well, I'll have a Cs-L video planned and finally a Lubadh 'reel life' episode with 2.0 firmware. So plenty to study and hopefully something to look forward to."

SoundsDivine 'Perpetual Motion' - Sequential Prophet 5/10

video upload by SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Movement' soundset for the Sequential Prophet 5/10."

Sequential pro 3 Strings

video upload by James Dyson

Moog Introduces Subsequent Family SR Series Cases & Dust Covers

via Moog Music

"Now Available: Subsequent Family SR Series Cases & Dust Covers

Our newest SR Series Cases and dust covers are designed specifically to protect Subsequent 37, Sub 37, Subsequent 37 CV, Subsequent 25, and Sub Phatty, made with high-quality materials and features customized for these instruments.

Protective coverings are essential for keeping your synth safe when not in use—whether you're home, in the studio, or on the road.

Developed by our in-house Product and Design teams, each SR Series Case features generous padding around a semi-rigid A.B.S. shell, a rugged Ballistic Cordura outer that resists tears and abrasions, and laminated water-resistant zippers to offer on-the-go protection and safe storage for your instrument. Each water-repellant dust cover is made to safeguard gear from dust, spills, and other studio (and stage) mishaps, while the ultra-soft interior remains gentle against your instrument.

These items are now available to order directly on our website or through your favorite authorized Moog dealer!"

See the dealers on the right for availability.


video upload by Bastl Instruments

"Aikido: the Japanese martial art of nonviolent self-defense, of redirecting your opponent’s momentum and using it against them, and mixing VCA signals for creative and nuanced performance with Eurorack modular synths.

Bastl Instruments have been hard at work in the dojo with our favorite sparring partner, Casper Electronics, and now emerge with a new Eurorack module demonstrating our newly developed techniques in the ancient art of the Voltage-Controlled Amplifier: Aikido is a 4-channel performative VCA mixer with flexible submix routing and two styles of integrated envelope followers — and, natural element, a whole heap more…

The Way of the Single Palm

Neatly compact, Aikido is a perfect tool for single-hand operation: independently mute each channel using stealthy, clickless mutes, and flex your sound using a single finger to control crossfader action, smoothly adjusting signal input strengths up to +6dB volume gain.

A holistic discipline, students of Bastl Aikido will develop their mix prowess by mastering the pulse of CV, via premium attenuverters on the CV input channels; stealthily adjust the strength of the CV's parameter automation in true (positive) or inverted (negative) directions, allowing for deceptively simple or richly complex variations in sound, controlling all by a gentle twist of the wrist.

Dynamic Style: the Art of Compression

Grappling with both audio and VCA signals is simple even for beginners with Aikido: take your skills to the next degree with Aikido's dual spectral analysis and envelope-following techniques!

The envelope follower found in other Bastl/Casper modules, such as the Ikarie dual-peak filter, makes a repeat appearance, allowing you to route audio signals into the chain to affect overall output volume and strength, or take the internal audio's envelope and patch it out to impact the behavior of your other modules.

Spectral Processing joins the fray, allowing you to take a magnifying glass to the high, mid, or low frequencies in your mix. Flick between frequency isolation for enhancement, de-essing, compression, even parallel side-chaining audio (can we get a "hai—ya"!?) that ascends Aikido well above the typical territory of Eurorack mixers.

No-one Fights Alone

Need more than 4 channels of this wizardry? Stack two Aikido modules together with jumper cables to bring the total to 8 channels. Or, take the mix output of Aikido and patch it through to your Bastl Buddy with the same jumper wires, opening up possibilities of parallel processing and much more. Switches on the back of the module allow users to customize the mute functionality between Pre- or Post- VCA settings.

Where would we all be without feedback play? Self-patch Aikido's outputs back into the inputs to get that BVVRRR goodness, or take advantage of the cascading internal routing to play with the mixed audio signals, layering and bulking your sound, or direct specific channels to FX units.

Discipline in training brings rewards, and the strength of the alliance between Bastl & Casper has yielded some of our best playability techniques to date. Aikido - your one-stop control shop for Eurorack in just 11hp."

Minimoog Model D - reissue vs. vintage

video upload by Marius Leicht

Also see Vintage Minimoog Model D vs Reissue: Which One is Better? by Andy Whitmore.

"I recently had a vintage Minimoog on my carpet and did an A/B Test against my reissue model.

0:00 Introduction
2:11 Minimoog version history
6:20 A/B Comparison
14:06 Conclusion
24:04 Raw waveforms & sweeps"

Prelude for two Minimoogs (Vintage & Reissue)

"I've had a vintage Minimoog as a guest on Klangteppich and recorded its musical conversation with my Minimoog reissue."

Marius Leicht - Carol of the Bells (synth jam)

From the Noise Engineering blog: Introducing Quantus Trajecta

video upload by Noise Engineering

"We designed the Quantus Trajecta with a few different envelope styles. There’s a traditional ADSR, which is curved exponentially to sound extra nice when controlling VCAs.

Of course, we didn’t stop there. First, there’s a unique attack/decay envelope, which takes inspiration from our Percido voices and has adjustable envelope curving per stage. Lastly, we have the Trem shape, which is an ASR envelope with a built-in LFO, perfect for creating warbly tremolo-y tones that evolve over time.

Read the blog about the Quantus Trajecta here:

Watch the full demo video of Quantus Trajecta here: [posted here]"

Ambient Arp sound with Dave Smith Mopho x4 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my free Dave Smith Mopho x4 sample pack:"

Akai S900 real time filter cut-off with the mod wheel | It's quite possible

video upload by Espen Kraft

"This headline might seem trivial to anyone not familiar with the Akai S900, but as the sampler has no MIDI sysex capabilities, nor MIDI CC capabilities, for real time parameter control (except MIDI CC#01for the mod wheel), being able to do this is no small thing. And it's the Mod wheel and CC#01 we're interested in here.

By using the MIDI Solutions "Velocity Converter" box we can use the S900's ability to control the filter over MIDI velocity, but instead of using the keys harder or softer, we tie the mod wheel and CC#01, to velocity instead, thus we can use the mod wheel to set the filter cutoff.

Check out the Velocity Converter here:"

Buchla style Modular Synth & Vocals: First time back for 2023 on the Shrimp Sundae Raid Train

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"Started with a little beat action and then went into a wormhole of a wash. In play is a combo of Buchla style modular synthesizer, Nord Modular G1, Squarp Pyramid, Elektron Octatrack, and tape loops! Jacqueline is rocking the mic as well as a pair of Boss RE-20 space echoes and a Pigtronix Infinity Looper. What a range of emotions we explored throughout this experience. Enjoy the voyage."

Simple ADSR Envelope (Not the Fastest Envelope On the West)

video upload by KellerDev

"I started this project with the intend to modify a schematic from Moritz Klein to have Release CV. Than I discovered I can extend what I was doing to make it have distinct Decay also, and not control the Decay with the Release Control like the Original. I also made a couple more changes to the schematic, including an option for Release accent trigger."

PolyBrute Noir | Stealth morphing polysynth | ARTURIA

video upload by Arturia

"Rediscover the morphing #analog powerhouse with a fresh Noir finish, sleek redesigned knobs, and ionized parts, culminating in a deeper, darker aesthetic straight from the abyss. Introducing the limited-edition PolyBrute Noir.

#PolyBrute is a 6-voice analog powerhouse, with unprecedented expressivity and sound morphing capabilities, built to let you perform fearlessly, compose with fluidity, and explore sound in perpetual motion."

PolyBrute Noir features a slick black exterior, complete with colorful accents, luxurious dark wooden appointments, and signature ionized parts.

Massive analog polyphony
Users can harness 6 powerful analog Brute voices, comprising seamless waveshaping VCOS, dual filters, and a tactile array of modulation.

Morphing: sounds within sounds
Each preset contains 2 distinct sonic states that can be seamlessly morphed with the multi-axis Morphée controller and Morph knob.

Perform, express
PolyBrute features an array of hands-on controls, from a classic ribbon controller to its premium velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch.

Your sound to infinity
PolyBrute lets users quickly modulate patches with the Matrix, color their sound with 3 digital stereo FX engines, instantly animate ideas with intricate sequencing, and more."

Click the pics for the full size shots.

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Metasonix - RK2 XS-VCA

video upload by SchneidersLaden

"Here is a quick look at the Metasonix RK2 XS-VCA module - a tube-based VCA module with that Metasonix DNA. At gentle, soft settings the module is able to behave like a pretty normal VCA with some tube distortion but with rising gain the clipping distortion gets more and more. Turn up the Feedback and all hell is breaking loose. Sounds great right!"

"The ultimate vacuum tube VCA which can be more, for instance a pre-amp with 30dB gain, an amplifier for stereo and signal-cancelling effects and/or an extreme distortion effect. It can be gentle with a moderate bit of tube distortion but on the other hand it can tenderize a piece of meat with its raw power.

At gentle, soft settings the module is able to behave like a pretty normal VCA with some tube distortion but with rising gain the clipping distortion gets more and more. Turn up the Feedback and all hell is breaking loose.

In Metasonix' own words: 'What does it sound like? Imagine a slightly tubby tube amplifier, suddenly turning into a screaming chainsaw. And flying around the room to break your sappy bleeps and bloops. A bulldozer on fire crushing your nads. Strange tentacles of doom rise up from the bottom of the ocean and slap your sister's asscrack.'
Nothing to add."

NEW!! Ambient Explorations pt.38 (FabFilter Twin 3)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

Thanks for watching!
The FabFilter Twin 3 Synthesizer plugin came out today, so I wanted to take the advantage of it and make an ambient piece as soon as possible. All the sounds you hear were created from the Twin 3, I am also using Fab Filters Q-3. MB, C-2, and L-2 for mixing this track, as well as some Valhalla Shimmer for the long-release goodness, which is quite vital in this genre.
- Piotr Garbaczonek
#modular #eurorack #idm

Here are some links of mine:

Go become my Patreon here:

Perks of being a member include Patch from scratch videos, behind-the-scenes, HD pictures of gear and such, unreleased music, sample packs, and many more :)"

A Dark Plot Of Land ADPOL-AV-108 Abstract Video Eurorack Sound Design Experimental Music

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"Through deconstruction and reconstruction the work continuously evolves and with every new permutation offers a new message.

Sounds were performed with a Eurorack modular synthesizer.

Experimental music available at

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

Oberheim Matrix 6R w/ OS 2.13

via this auction

OS 2.13 allows parameter editing via remote controllers.

Nice synth pillows.

Crumar Multiman S/2

via this auction

Maestro USS-1 Universal Synthesizer System - 70s Multi-Effect Unit SN 1420

via this auction

Roland DC-50 analog BBD chorus / delay + Roland Juno 106

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"Unit is for sale here.

Here is a demo of the Roland DC-50 with a Juno 106.
I use a footswitch to turn the effect on/off and also compare it to the built in Juno chorus to give you an idea how they differ.
Main difference is the DC-50 is mono of course, but it can do echo. Also chorus effect is much more pronouced than the Juno one and depth can be adjusted.
Recorded straight with no treatment nor eq."

via this auction

Mood jam w/ Oxi One, MiniFreak, MicroMonsta 2, Model D, Tetra, Polymoon, Echosystem, and eurorack

video upload by Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised synth jam performed entirely on hardware.

Big thanks to Michael at Capra Design for making custom stands for so many of these pieces of hardware. Go check them out!:

I picked up the Oxi One not so long ago and have been excited to finally get it on the table. It didn't disappoint! Here, I'm using four different types of sequencing (monophonic, polyphonic, generative, and chord) for the four different synth instruments, all on the same sequencer. On top of that, the Oxi One's diatonic transposition (called "HARMON" scale mode) has the chord sequencer controlling the transposition of two of the other sequencers, so that the bass and melody play along with the chords. It's a fast and fun sequencer that also feels physically sturdy and great (except for the larger pad buttons for me). Plus it's battery powered! Definitely a sequencer that works for me.

A few other notes on gear here:

The MiniFreak and MicroMonsta 2 continue to be great, and can play a few types of roles in a setup while also being compact.

I got the Tetra in a trade, because I was curious, and I actually think it'll be a great multi-timbral solution for setups with the Octatrack or other sequencers. More with it soon, hopefully!

The Ghost is really working for me. Moments after I recorded this video, they released a firmware update that greatly improves the filter, plus adds signal-rate- and bit- reduction, which sound great and are super useful. It's a great all-in-one effects unit.

Oxi One - Melodic Sequencing
Arturia MiniFreak (using only its internal effects) - pad
Audiothingies Micromonsta 2 (using only its internal effects) - generative plucks
Blackout Model D through Meris Polymoon - bass
Sequential Tetra through Empress Echosystem - melody
Kenton Audio Thru - MIDI thru box
Eurorack drums:
- Intellijel Steppy 1U - drum sequencing
- Mystic Circuits IDUM - extra drum sequencing colour
- Prok Kick, Tiptop 808 Snare, Prok Hats, WMD Fracture - drum voices
- Intellijel Mixup - mixer
- Intellijel FSR 1U - performance pad for extending perc decay
- Ghost - filter, delay, reverb, compression

Performed and recorded live, with some additional EQ, compression, and limiting, primarily on the master.

Thanks for listening."

Prism Circuits Synthesizer. Serge Paperface Inspired. DIY Synth With Modifications.

video upload by Kim Abrams

"The effects section of my Allen and Heath Mixer actually sounds great. I wonder if it's the karaoke digital BBD MN300X series. It's doing most of the heavy lifting here. The higher pitched 'note' is the single fifth gate opening up a section of the BI-DI router which is connecting the Osc sync of one oscillator to another."

Ambient Music with the Moog Sound Studio - 3

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"From The Moog Website.

This powerful trio of semi-modular synths are perfect for your first foray into modular or your next steps into professional sound design and production. Moog Sound Studio offers the ultimate experience of sonic power and versatility via all three Mother ecosystem semi-modular analog synthesizers. Along with the included Moog Mother-32, Moog DFAM, and Moog Subharmonicon synthesizers, this Moog Sound Studio bundle includes an audio mixer and power distribution hub, a three-tier rack mount kit with matching protective cover, patch cables, a patch cable organizer, guided exercises and patches, a unique card game for generating novel patches, custom artwork designed exclusively for Moog Sound Studio owners, and plenty of creative inspiration."

KORG minilogue bass Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

BOO-cast - Synth of the Month: Moog Minimoog

video upload by Battery Operated Orchestra

Sneak preview of SmplTrek v1.4 (Quick Copy & Erase feature on Home screen)

video upload by SONICWARE

"I’m checking out the comfort of the Quick Copy & Erase feature on the home screen, which will be included in the next version of SmplTrek. I think it is a feature that will increase productivity considerably☺️🎶

Yu Endo

SmplTrek details:

SmplTrek 次のバージョンで搭載予定のホーム画面でのクイックコピー&イレース機能の使い心地などをチェックしています。かなり良い感じに仕上がっており、生産性が高まる機能だと思います。

遠藤 祐


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