MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

"Behind the Wheel" by Depeche Mode cover with 4 Korg Volcas, Korg Monologue and Korg Minilogue

video upload by Mattelica

"'Behind the Wheel' by Depeche Mode cover with 4 Korg Volcas (Sample, Kick, Modular, FM) a Korg Monologue, and a Korg Minilogue to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 17-40mm lens"

Creation Modular Systems - Red 909 & 808 Red Rack Based Modular Drum System

via @KleineMusic, via @emptyvesselnz

"Anyone know anything about this? a modular drum unit with all analogue versions of the TR909 Bass/Snare/Clap/HH and a TR808 Bass/Snare....."

Modules from left to right:

TR-909 BASS ms-9 w/ Level, Tune, Attack, and Decay knobs
TR-909 SNARE ms-9 w/ Lvel, Tune, Snap, and Tone knobs
TR-909 CLAP ms-9 w/ Level knob
TR-909 HiHAT ms-6 w/ Level, Tune, OH Decay, and CH knobs
TR-808 BASS ms-8 w/ Level, Tone, and Decay knobs
TR-808 SNARE ms-8 w/ Level, Tone, and Snappy knobs
PROFESSIONAL DRUM - SYSTEM - modular systems - blank panel
PROFESSIONAL DRUM - SYSTEM control panel with Limited logo, MAIN volume knob, ON switch, an additional knob with button, three TRIGGER LEDs w/ buttons, and a small display with an additional button.

It's interesting that the TR-909 HiHat has a ms-6 label rather than ms-9.

Note there are no patch points. It almost looks like a Clavia (Nord) prototype rack drum system. It does appear to be 3U high like eurorack. Could be a nicely done DIY system.

This appears to be the first post to feature Modular Systems on the site. If anyone knows anything about them, let us know! Thanks to @emptyvesselnz for bringing this to our attention. Whenever I think I've captured it all after 15 years of running the site, something new old pops up. See the New Old label below for more.

Update: two new pics in via @KleineMusic. You can see the brand name on back is Creation Modular Systems. You can see individual outs, main stereo outs, MIDI In, Thru, Thru-1, Thru-2, and 3 trigger outs, and AC 230 V socket on back.

Dave Smith Mopho x4 in 10 minutes (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

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

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Bass

video upload by SynthAddict

"Maschine+ and ATV aFrame adding many bass elements…"

"It's another great stage of Kakehashi-san's legacy after he left Roland. It is a work of art and has amazing timbral and expression options, more expressive than a Korg Wavedrum. My aFrame performance is pretty basic here, but I didn't want to clutter up the jam too much."

You can find additional posts featuring the ATV aFrame here.

Make Noise Together!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Collaboration is a cornerstone of the Make Noise aesthetic! Here's a little look back at some releases on Make Noise Records, as well as a new Shared System patch by longtime collaborator Brett Naucke!

Make Noise Records was a vinyl-only imprint, but many of the MNR artists now host the work on their own channels:

Make Noise Records Music Videos Playlist:

4 Ways To Set Up External Effects On the Octatrack // Insert and Send Effects

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video, we explore four ways to set up external effects on the Octatrack using both insert and send effects, with the Hologram Microcosm as our chosen effect, and the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field as our sound source. This tutorial will show you how to properly set up external signal routing and gain staging for your external audio effects.

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New Loops Releases "Hyper Repro Presets" - 100 Presets & MIDI Files for U-He Repro - 30% Off

video uploads by New Loops

Available at New Loops 
(update: link updated)

"Repro-5. Hyper features a broad range of sounds for modern electronic music, including beautifully reactive keys, huge cinematic pads, aggressive leads and plucks, future-retro sequences, and solid basses. These Repro presets are dynamic and alive with the careful use of effects.

Also included are 50 example MIDI files for half the presets. Great for song ideas, inspiration, or demonstrating how to use a sound.

Intro Price: £20.99 until March 31th, 2023 (Reg. £29.99).

You can also get an extra 15% off orders over £49 at (where free demo packs are also available)."

United Plugins Introduces JMG Sound Retronaut - LoFi Nostalgia Machine Multi-effect Plug-in

video upload by United Plugins

Press release follows:

United Plugins puts past into present with JMG Sound Retronaut, realised as LoFi Nostalgia Machine multi-effect plug-in

“I hate to overuse superlatives, but, it has to be said, within a minute of trying out the amazing features of the Retronaut plug-in, I was astounded. Its versatility will work across all manner of instruments, from guitars to drums; I even tried some of the effects on a piano piece, and the results were extraordinary. This is going to be a great asset for film and media compositions, as well as my commercial recordings.”

- Chris Payne, orchestral composer for film and television/synthpop pioneer (co-writer of Visage's 1981 hit single ‘Fade to Grey’/former Gary Numan backing band member), 2023

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: independent development teams federation United Plugins is proud to announce availability of Retronaut from founding partner JMG Sound — swinging back into action and putting the (analogue) past into the (DAW-driven) present as a so-called LoFi Nostalgia Machine multi-effect plug-in, perfectly capturing the vibe of old analogue gear by mixing bucket brigade chips, cassette tapes, VCFs (Voltage-Controlled Filters), vintage choruses, vinyl records, and more to transport its users back in time to explore their magical (musical) memories — as of February 15...

Explore the past
History has it that mankind has not only travelled the world and the ‘Seven Seas’ but beyond that to take one giant leap to touch down on the Moon, meaning the sky is not the limit. Steps still need to be taken to literally leave future footprints further away from the natural satellite of Earth, yet reality reasons that humanity cannot physically step back in time to explore the past in person, however, rather relying on history to tell its story. Saying that, Retronaut, JMG Sound’s so-called LoFi Nostalgia Machine, musically transports those interested in exploring their magical (musical) memories from where they originated; after all, music has a miraculous ability to transport anyone back in time. Therefore, seatbelts should be securely fastened in readiness for an ‘analogue’ expedition through history!

LoFi Nostalgia Machine
Make sure, then, that those seatbelts are securely fastened, for an ‘analogue’ expedition through history awaits as Retronaut is assuredly announced as a multi-voice vibrato and chorus plug-in, pulsating with lo-fi effects. Indeed, it is inspired by old analogue gear with which wisened ears welcoming warmth will already be familiar — think bucket brigade chips, cassette tapes, VCFs, vintage choruses, and vinyl records... Retronaut revisits that nostalgic musical magic of the past, putting it into the (DAW-driven) present with multiple ways to age and DEGRADE the signal being processed, thanks to controls for FLUTTER (adds random fluctuations to the modulation shape, simulating tape flutter); DUST (adds noise to the modulation shape); FAIL (adds random glitches of pitch and level drops to simulate old failing gear); WARP (adds pitch drift and a little tremolo at half-rate to all the VOICES globally); DIRT (controls the amount of tape-style saturation); FEED (controls the amount of cross-feedback by taking the outputs of the VOICES and feeding them into each other); and MONO (switches the signal to mono, simulating old gear with only one speaker, such as radios).

DIVERGE, MOD, MIX, and more
Meanwhile, it is possible to offset the multi-voice engine — enabling users to MIX from a single vibrato voice up to 4 VOICES, resulting in a rich chorus — in various ways to create organic and evolving movements via the DIVERGE section: SPREAD (offsets the LFO phase in the left and right channels); LAG (introduces a time delay for each voice); PHASE (offsets the LFO phase for each voice); V2 SCALE (offsets the voice 2 modulation rate from the main modulation rate); V3 SCALE (offsets the voice 3 modulation rate from the main modulation rate); V4 SCALE (offsets the voice 4 modulation rate from the main modulation rate); and RESYNC (resets the LFO phases). But beating at the musical heart of Retronaut is its MOD (modulation) section with HP MOD (controls the modulation depth of the virtual analogue high-pass filter in both positive and negative polarity) and LP MOD (controls the modulation depth of the virtual analogue low-pass filter in both positive and negative polarity); dialling down the modulation depth for the vibrato effect with the associated VIBE control and then using other effects encourages that warm, woolly, and compressed tape sound. Shape the tone with the VCF section — anchored around those virtual analogue high-pass and low-pass filters, switchable between 2 (12dB per octave) and 4 (24dB per octave) POLE slopes, with RESO (resonance) control — and MIX to perfection. Possibilities are endless, almost: add lo-fi to drums, rich chorus to synths, and lush reverb to anything... ask orchestral composer for film and television/synthpop pioneer Chris Payne (Visage, Gary Numan), who was well versed in working with original analogue gear — of the kind that inspired Retronaut — on a number of historic hit records. “I particularly love the DEGRADE section, which can add a huge amount of expression to any sound you use,” he enthuses, ending on an equally high note: “I’ll certainly be building up a huge library of sounds using Retronaut over the coming months, and cannot wait to get started with it on my forthcoming projects.”

Key features:
Captures the vibe of old analogue gear, mixing bucket brigade chips, cassette tapes, vintage choruses, and more in one powerful multi- effect plug-in
Smoothly mix from a single vibrato voice up to four, resulting in a rich chorus
Add that nostalgic lo-fi (musical) magic with the DEGRADE section — age sound from gentle dust and warmth to old, broken gear
Control each voice independently with the DIVERGE section — offset them in various ways to create organic and evolving movements

JMG Sound’s Retronaut is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of only €24.00 EUR until March 19, 2023 — rising thereafter to its regular price of €89.00 EUR — as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in (using internal 64-bit audio processing capable of handling any sample rate) directly from its dedicated webpage (, where a 15-day, fully-functional trial version for macOS 10.10 and newer and Windows 8/10/11 can also be downloaded for free.

Note that no iLok, dongle, or internet access is required for Retronaut activation. (All United Plugins software uses license files for activation and owners can freely use purchased software — with free-for-life updates — on all their computers, as long as they are the user.)

2X4 Lap Steel Meets Drum & Bass Machine (with some organ for good measure)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I meant to do something like this for Jamuary but just didn't get around to it and I don't want to wait a year to try it. Here's a little improv with a 2X4 DIY lap steel and Volca Beats/Bass/Mix trio. I also threw in a little Hammond B3 organ via soft synth."

Sonic Visions of the Ancestors | Macchinedrum Digitone Modular Synthesizer

video upload by VoltageCtrlRtv

"My new single dropping on Friday with another unreleased composition.

'Sonic Visions of the Ancestors' is a mesmerizing composition that seamlessly blends reimagined African rhythms with a futuristic soundscape. The use of a modular synthesizer, Elektron Machinedrum, and Digitone FM Synth creates a unique and otherworldly sonic experience. The intricate layering of beats and melodies takes the listener on a journey through time and space, evoking the spirit of the ancestors while also looking forward to the future. The pulsating rhythms and haunting melodies interweave with each other, creating a sonic tapestry that is both captivating and hypnotic. The composition is a testament to the power of music to bridge the gap between different cultures and time periods, creating a timeless and transcendent experience.

i included the stems so yall can dissect and or remix the elements in your own production for my subscribers along with sound packs for all the elektron instruments and .wav sample packs.

3machinedrum #digitone #modularsynth"

The wonderful Arpeggiator of the Roland Juno 60 Analog Synthesizer

video upload by Elmar Mihm

Creamware Pro 12 ASB

via this auction

"Beautiful Creamware Pro12 ASB Sequential Prophet clone with up to 12 voices, 128 user storage and save fx within the patches!"

Sequential Circuits Split-Eight Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

"Vintage '80s 8 voice programmable polyphonic analogue synthesiser with sawtooth, triangle and wave shape oscillators. The Sequential Split 8 features LFO, PWM, 2 ADSR envelope generators and memory for 64 patches. Made in Japan. Just serviced, in great condition. Includes hard case."

KAWAI K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer ver. 4.03 SN 592762

via this auction

Bugbrand DRM2 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

"In Mint pingable condition, as in pictures.

Lights (red/green) function perfectly (at audio rate for pics - red).

The DRM2 includes power supply (USA) and its original packaging."

Overview of the Mantra & TKB by Random*Source - Serge Modular

video upload by Stazma

"More infos & affiliate links in the description // Support on Patreon to get samples from this session:

Today i'll go with you on a guided tour of one of my (if not THE) favorite modular synthesizer in my collection: the Serge modular Mantra & TKB panel by Random*Source


The Mantra is meant as a perfect intro to the world of Serge in 4U size (not eurorack format), and the TKB is a powerhouse of sequencing and interactive control. I'll just scratch the surface of what's possible with this combo but at least it should give you an idea of how you could use these.

Have fun!"


video upload by GlakGlikGluk

"Modul ini adalah modul pembuat suara generator dengan kontrol sensor getar sebagai saklar pemicu dan 7 kontrol analog sebagai fungsi parameter frekwensi dengan output mono audio
Jika kalian ingin membuat modul ini saya sudah membuat PCBnya dan skema perakitannya dan untuk komponennya kalian bisa mencari di online shop sesuai daftar skemanya
Ketika kalian merangkainya dan menyolder komponen baiknya gunakan flux agar hasil solderan kalian sempurna setelah itu bersihkan sisa flux dengan alkohol 96% itu sudah cukup baik"


"This module is a sound generator module with a vibration sensor control as a trigger switch and 7 analog controls as a function of frequency parameters with mono audio output
If you want to make this module, I have already made the PCB and the assembly scheme, and for the components, you can search the online shop according to the schematic list.
When you assemble it and solder the good components, use flux so that your solder results are perfect, then clean the remaining flux with 96% alcohol, that's good enough"

SmplTrek No Mixer Input Feedback - Experimental Extreme Noise

video upload by ChrisLody

"These videos use the 'No Mixer Input' technique. The idea is that signal output of a mixer or device is routed back to it's input and then controls on the device are used to shape the resultant feedback. The results are almost always extreme, and extremely unpredictable. As you can see from the yellow cable used here that's what I'm doing on the SmplTrek and it turns out it's really quite good at it! I was just using level and fx in this jam to mess with the signal but it also has filters in it's mixer that can shape the signal. I'm sure I'll be using this on a soundtrack somewhere :)"

Klangstrøm - Miniature #2 (Model:Cycles & Patchblocks)

video upload by dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"This patch is running on one standard patchblock and one midi block and sending midi data to the Elektron Model:Cycles. The triggers may seem random but they add up to a longer sequence based on prime numbers.
Sorry for those slightly too heavy visual effects. I was exploring a new video app and got carried away in the process. You know these things happen too easily... 🤨
Enjoy this Ambient Miniature!


See the Patchblocks label below for more.

Vocal Sounds with Minimoog #shorts #synth #synthesizer #retrosound #minimoog #moogsynthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

"The Minimoog is one of the legendary synths in music history. Used by many pop and rock groups in the 70s, 80s and today. Here can you find the full Minimoog playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The Minimoog playlist:"

Cyclone TT-303 mkII + Sinevibes Vague

video upload by Sinevibes

"In this video we're showing two different acid basslines from Cyclone TT-303 mkII, processed through our Vague binaural time diffusion plugin. Product page:"

trogotronic c4 4 Channel Analog Audio Controller v5

video upload by

"20 years ago we introduced the Original 4 Channel Joystick Audio Controller. For the first 5 years most folks didn't even understand what it was. The next 5 the knockoffs came. Soon whole genres of the most disturbing music ever put to speakers was born of primitive fast-cut real-time multichannel switching.

The New v5 Features:
4x4 discreet 1/4" ins / outs
Electronic Control & 4 Discrete Analog Signal Paths
An Illuminated Full-Sized Ultra-Fast Switching Stick
Gate Signal Input
Remote Control Jack for m2 Footswitch Accessory
Modulator Button & Speed Control = Impossibly Fast Attacks
Independent Mode for each Channel = ON until OFF or OFF until ON

Ask anyone who knows: Trogotronic c4 still goes from zero to smoking hear-holes with NO BLEED like the knockoffs.

The Original remains the BEST."

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

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