MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Live Modulation of Operators (Algorithm 17 FS1R Yamaha FM-Synthesizer) with Skerjanc Controller

video upload by

"Sequencer: Arpeggio UP / 1 Octave / 4 Notes

Tweaking/Fading on Operators 1 - 8
of Yamaha FM-Synthesizer FS1R with the Skerjanc Controller

Involved Sections in this Video:

Filter, Attack Decay Release, EG Depth (yellow, upper right), Tone

Operator Sound Section (red, upper left)
Fading on OP1-8, Algorithm 17,
Sound on Fader OP 1/2/6/8.
Modulating on Fader OP 3/4/5/7

additional Modulation on LFO 1

Enjoy ;)"


video upload by Peter Grenader

"The original Model 12 was super clean, and some said a bit tame. The Mark II addressed that by adding IFM SYNC and full range resonance into self oscillation. Oh, and a second filter as well.

Not what I would consider a proper full feature demo....just slapping up a quick patch plugging things in and twiddling knobs"

Roland SYSTEM-100M (1979) | Werkstatt Matlak

video upload by Werkstatt Matlak

"Final test after in-depth overhaul.
Sequenced by Fanwander VMC-1 via Roland MPU-101"

Prism Circuits - Meditation Patch

video upload by Prism Circuits

"In this patch we are using the Prism Circuits 8 Panel custom designed system to create a very slow moving mundane composition that has a tone that reminds us of a french horn at times or cello symphony.

This custom 8 panel design is available on our website. The system can be designed by you and built by us."

New England Synth Fest Set for April 22 in Burlington, Mass

Details follow:

"New England Synth Fest, Saturday, April 22, 12pm to 6pm, in Burlington, Mass (at the Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road). SIX HOURS of live music, video art, vendors, exhibitors, lectures, a jam room, and a synthesizer petting zoo. FREE admission.

Live music from Christina Shivers, Deftly Demolition, Jade Rose, Metal Tiger, Michael William Gilbert, Repairer of Reputations, Sean Stover, Sherisa Sterling, SHERMVN, s0ak, and Tom Eaton. Live visualization art from Allison Tanenhaus, Anagram,, Jame Coyne, SunJessie, Vidumami, and more!

Lectures and talks from Piotr Rotkiewicz, Robyn Alman, Alex Bernhardt, Michael Bierylo, Collin Russell, Peter Raffensperger, Luke Stark, Gerry Bassermann, Joe Paradiso, and Randel Osborne (see the website for topics and schedule). There will be a "Jam Room" brought to you by Circuit Happy, using shared CV/MIDI clock on their Missing Link hardware. Exhibitors include Circuit Happy, Cyran Makes Music, Sequential, Source Audio, Superlative, and Tall Dog Electronics, AND MORE.

Check out the NESF website for more details."


video upload by EMEAPP

"Here's a little Rhodes Chroma Polaris for ya from the EMEAPP synth collection. Join electronic musician and ace synthesist Don Slepian as he takes this vintage six voice beast from the mid-80s for a true sonic test drive as he demonstrates the wide sonic palette that this beast is capable of."

Funk Bass & Chords with Prophet Rev2, Pro-3 & TR-8

video upload by Roman

The 3rd Wave: Wavetable Shenanigans!

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the 3rd Wave from Groove Synthesis.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:20 The 3rd Wave
1:47 Demo 1: Flight Risk
2:51 Wavetable Principle
4:17 Demo 2: Atlas
5:20 Oscillators
6:15 Demo 3: Horizon
7:23 The Rest of the Synth
8:41 Demo 4: Funk Sandwich
9:27 Multi-Part
10:12 Demo: Multi-Part
11:15 Make your own Wavetable
13:23 Summary
14:45 Outro Jam"

My Brother The Wind?

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Playing Strega's Time circuits with a keyboard."

Fidget Spinner Box Meets Modular Synth (DIY Instrument/CV source)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently built this funky fidget spinner instrument and decided to see if it would work as a CV source for the modular synthesizer. To my surprise, it worked really well.

Check out the build video here:"

I Made a DIY Fidget Spinner Instrument Thingy (Fun Musical Project)

This is a very simple project. It's just 2 spinners mounted to a cigar box using 5/16" carriage bolts. I used a bass pickup and 1/4" mono jack to amplify the sound.

Build Process - 0:00
Sound Demos - 5:01"

Behringer 140 Dual Envelope/LFO Eurorack Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Alesis Andromeda A6 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Very sophisticated analog synthesizer from 2000s.

Lots of modulation options and superb sounding VCOs and VCFs."

Roland S750

via this auction

For those into graphic design and branding, check out the RGB connector.

"Roland S750 Digital Sampler 18MB Full Memory Upgrade Complete with MU1 Mouse D2 SCSI Drive and LG Monitor

Full working order complete with UK power lead

Original Roland MU1 Mouse(£70 s/h)

Roland RGB output Lead to Monitor Scart input

D2 SCSI Drive with Operating System Loaded (worth £50 s/h)

Original Roland System Disk to load the Operating system without a SCSI Drive, included

Disc drive in full working order

SCSI Drive in full working order as shown in the gallery video

From a smoke free household

Upgraded sample memory from Factory 2mb(22 seconds) to 18mb (204.5 seconds)

The Sampler will be well packed for postage

You wont get the sound quality of this machine from a software sampler, not remotely close. Granted software is easier to use and more memory but the low end and filters on this are killer.

I used a special RGB to Scart cable bought from ebay to allow use with an external monitor with a scart input. I can not post the link but the sellers are retrocomputershack

It has a unique sound quality that can not be found in modern digital samplers. Their excellent converters coupled with great sounding filters make a really warm and rich sounding instrument.

I love the heavy, three-dimensional sound they produce with those amazing filters."

EMS Synthi A

via this auction

Teenage Engineering PO 170 Modular Synthesizer w/ Latte Cup

via this auction

- includes 15 teenage engineering patch cables

- Assembled with care (no weird bends or warps in the metal, everything is straight and looks great)

- Original manual included

Keytek CTS-5000 - Cross Table Sampling - Digital Piano - 1987

"KEYTEK CTS-5000Short (and very bad) demo" video upload by Jake

"This piano is for sale (too big in my studio)
As no demo is available for this rare device, here are some sounds straight from the engine. Really sorry for the crap soundtrack"

via this auction

"Very rare KEYTEK CTS-5000 Electronic piano - 1987. Cross Table Sampling wavetable synthesis technology 128 kilobyte ROM memory. 76 note weighted keyboard of very good quality

16 programmable sounds (Piano, vibraphone, electric piano, harpsichord)
Typical sounds, very '8 bit' grain
2 bass sounds in split mode
Audio outputs: Left, right, mono, bass, headphones
Programmable 7-band graphic equalizer Effects: Tremolo, detune MIDI in, out, thru
Audio demo available on last image of the slideshow

Very heavy device (21 kg), personal delivery is preferable."

Modbap Introduces Meridian 14hp Dual Multimode Filter Array Eurorack Module

video upload by Modbap Modular

"Meridian is a 14hp dual multimode filter array, designed to offer users a choice between 4 selectable filter types per side and 4 selectable filter modes per side, plus 2 effects (drive & phase shift) and the ability to be pinged. This allows users the flexibility to easily create a range of unique sound textures and sonic landscapes using a single powerful eurorack filter module.

The name Meridian represents the idea of a meeting point or a convergence of different elements. Filters are often used to blend, shape, and refine different sounds into a cohesive whole. Meridian is often represented through the idea of a barrier or a line that separates parts. This concept mirrors the way the filter delineates different frequencies and aural elements, generating a defined contrast that shapes the overall sound.

Available for pre-order on 04/12/2023
Shipping on 05/12/2023

Product Page:"

Press release follows:

Modbap Modular expands Eurorack range with Meridian module announced as DUAL MULTIMODE FILTER ARRAY

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA: black-owned electronic music instrument manufacturer Modbap Modular is proud to announce upcoming availability of Meridian as the sixth module in its expanding Eurorack range — duly designed as a DUAL MULTIMODE FILTER ARRAY to offer users a choice between four selectable filter types per side and four selectable filter modes per side, as well as DRIVE CIRCUIT and PHASE SHIFTER effects, plus a (low- pass gate-style) PING ability — as of April 12 (in advance of appearing at The 2023 NAMM Show, April 13-15, in Anaheim, CA, USA)…

As a MULTIMODE FILTER ARRAY — as the wording subtly sited across the top of the instantly-recognizable Modbap Modular brand color- coordinated front panel points out, Meridian affords users the flexibility to easily create a range of sound textures and sonic landscapes using a single Eurorack module. Meridian represents the idea of a meeting point or a convergence of different elements; after all, filters are often used to blend, shape, and refine different sounds into a cohesive whole. When defining meridian as a word, it is often represented through the idea of a barrier or a line that separates parts; this concept mirrors the way that a filter delineates different frequencies and aural elements, generating a defined contrast that shapes the overall sound.

Saying that, then, the naming of Modbap Modular’s 14HP-width Meridian module conveys a sense of balance, harmony, and unity, while also suggesting a clear and definitive separation between different sonic elements. Indeed, it allows the use of two selectable — mixed or matched — filter types and two selectable — mixed or matched — filter modes to reshape and refine the source material into new cohesive textures.

Those two filters each have independently adjustable CUT OFF, RES (resonance), and SHAPE (contour) parameters. PRIMEFREQ is the center macro control of both filters in tandem. The module also boasts PING, an aptly-titled dynamic control feature, the activation of which is enabled through the PING input. It also allows CONFIGURATION of serial or parallel routing.

Besides boasting comb, ladder, OTA (Operational Transducer Amplifier), and vocal formant filter types alongside LP (low-pass), HP (high-pass), BP (band-pass), and NOTCH filter modes to generate a vast range of textures, Meridian’s sound-shaping capabilities are also furthered by its two distinctive and characterful effects: DRIVE CIRCUIT (with AMOUNT, TONE, and CRUSH controls) and PHASE SHIFTER (with PAN, DEPTH, and SPEED controls).

Clearly, all of Meridian’s key features can be modulated via CV (control voltage) inputs — synchronization to tempo can be achieved with the CLOCK input, allowing for clock-synchronized phase shifting, for instance.

In essence, Meridian was designed with tweak-ability and performance in mind — as is typical of Modbap Modular modules. Indeed, it is the perfect playmate for Osiris — operating itself as a powerful (frequency modulation- and phase modulation-including) seven-plus TIMBRE MODE 12HP-width BI-FIDELITYTM WAVETABLE OSC (oscillator) module, neatly-packed with an independent sub-oscillator, LOFI processing, extensive CV modulation capabilities, a PITCH quantizer, four banks of 32 x 32 wavetables per bank, the ability to load user wavetables via microSD card (not included), and its own free open-source wavetable editor (OsirisEdit).

Modbap Modular will be exhibiting at The NAMM Show 2023, April 13-15, in Anaheim, CA, USA. Feel free to swing by booth #9800 — shared with Canadian startup inc, where it will be demonstrating its entire Eurorack range, including the Meridian module announced as a DUAL MULTIMODE FILTER ARRAY.

Polyend Reveals the Tracker Mini

The Collector video upload by Polyend

"Behold the breathtaking Polyend Tracker Mini. With its fusion of classic software tracker features and the latest production techniques, this portable workstation is the key to unlocking the depths of your creativity. So don't let the chance to transform your artistic expression pass you by - seize the moment and make your musical dreams a reality with the Polyend Tracker Mini today."

Breathe life into your tracks

Polyend Tracker Mini Drum&Bass

Like Tracker, but more

We’ve refined the signal path to provide more headroom and pristine stereo audio playback. Additionally, we’ve added genre-specific sample packs pre-designed by professional artists to help you get started making music faster. The sampling time has been increased to four times the capacity of the original Tracker, and the audio over USB and USB MIDI make it perfect for hybrid setups. You can add individual track effects, record directly to your laptop, or mix and master in your DAW. The included travel case will keep your Tracker safe while you do what you love in new places.

Tracker Mini has all the necessary tools to create an album, whether you want to start with the included sample pack or record your own. You can convert samples to instruments, control external devices, create simple or complex compositions, mix tracks, master, and export songs. The Mini has got you covered.

Equipped with a high-quality microphone and an onboard battery that provides up to 8 hours of playtime, the Tracker Mini enables you to instantly transform your surroundings into a musical canvas. You can create a sample pack from a camping trip or craft a drum kit from your morning commute. Store your sonic memories, get inspired, and leave the studio behind.

Projects created on the original Tracker are fully compatible with the Mini, allowing you to start a song in the studio and finish it on the go.

Tracker Mini has a complete MIDI implementation, enabling you to control any external gear or use it as part of a larger setup. For greater convenience, you can also connect it to a MIDI keyboard to input notes.

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon Miniature Project 50 Years - Handmade Miniatures 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

The synths, keyboards, and effects used in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Hammond RT-3 Organ + Leslie 122 Speaker
EMS VCS3 Putney
Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Electric Piano
Farfisa Combo-Duo Organ
Steinway Baby Grand Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Moog Minimoog
Binson Echorec 2
EMS SYNTHI HI-FLI Guitar Synthesizer
Hiwatt 100 AMP

Low Frequency Expander - V4 Firmware - Yorich Tech

video upload by GEOSynths

"I've made a few Videos with the LFE from Yorich Tech and it's certainly increased in Functions since the first Video. Here I am highlighting a few of the new Functions in V4 Firmware as well as the new Panel for the Sequential Trigon 6.

LFE firmware 4.0. New features added since firmware 3.0 April 2023

New front panel option with OB-X8 style.

Full support added for OB-X8, Trigon 6 and Minilogue XD."

Waldorf Quantum MK2 - Will Eason Favourite Features

video upload by Hand in Hand Distribution

"Will Eason takes us through some of his initial favourite features with the limited time he spent with the @WaldorfMusicChannel Quantum Mk2."

Bengal by Max for Cats - Version 2

video upload by max forcats
A free update for Bengal and Live 11 users.
Bengal 2.0 adds MPE and small usability enhancements.
Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live.

Combining the textural intricacy of FM with the freeform approach of a modular system, Bengal is a sound designer’s dream with its four operators, eight voices of polyphony, six audio effects and a flexible modulation architecture centred on an interactive virtual patchbay.

Bengal is a semi-modular synth, meaning that although its component modules (operators, filters, etc) are all fixed, they can be patched together in a huge range of configurations in the giant Patch panel at the bottom. Connect square output sockets to round input sockets by dragging virtual patchcords between them – it couldn’t be easier. Bengal is also eight-voice polyphonic, so it’s just as at home blasting out huge chords as it is one-finger basslines.

Serious FM

Each of Bengal’s four operators generates its waveform using a bank of 20 editable sine wave partials or a wavetable – over 40 are included, and external samples can be imported by dragging and dropping them directly into the GUI. Independent ADSR envelopes with Curve shaping and optional Looping are also in place for every operator, along with Feedback controls for really making them scream. The modulator/carrier routing is chosen from a selection of six FM algorithms, giving access to a variety of sonic starting points right out of the gate.

Dual filters

Bengal gives you not one but two multimode resonant filters. Filter 1 offers a choice of five switchable types – Moog-style ladder Lowpass, regular Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Notch and Comb (with adjustable bipolar Feedback) – as well as Drive and wet/dry Mix controls for dialling in analogue-flavoured saturation and parallel processing, respectively. Filter 2 can be placed after Filter 1 in the signal flow or fed in parallel with it, and morphs smoothly between Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass and Notch types.

Wild at heart

Modulation is key to Bengal’s architecture and sound. Running from 0.1Hz to speeds in the audible range, the two LFOs serve as regular parameter modulators or additional FM sources, while both the six-segment Breakpoint envelope and ADSR envelope can be looped and curved. The eight-step sequencer’s no slouch, either, outputting MIDI notes or modulation data, and featuring scale snapping, swing, and randomisation of pitch and velocity.

For even more movement, Bengal’s four Modifiers let you mess with its modulation signals in various ways, including smoothing, scaling, applying mathematical functions, and four-way mixing. There are also six audio effects onboard – reverb, delay, distortion, chorus, limiting and stereo widening – for processing and polishing prior to the final output.

Patching playground

With more than 50 modulation source parameters and 60 targets available, Bengal makes assigning the two easy and creatively rewarding with the Patch panel. Simply drag virtual cables from sources to targets as you see fit – each connection point can accept multiple cables at once, so you can really go to extremes!

Kodamo Mask 1 discovering

video upload by Pulsophonic

"I discover of the new Kodamo Mask 1. An incredible synthesizer with a new synthesis.
No extra-effect, no explication of the Kodamo team, only the inspiration of this wonderful moment of discovering this new gear.
Wait for the end of the video to have my opinion.

My site and sound banks :"

See the Kodamo label below for more.

đŸ¤”Those little cut-down track indicators… what could it be??

video upload by Retrokits

Delayed Twin Oscillator

video upload by e j

"stand-alone stereo voltage controlled delay effect;
dual voltage-controlled oscillator;
dual voltage controlled amplifier

more info and purchase here: manual:

DTO stands for incestual, congenital desire between two twins. the seduction of doppelganger's [false] self; the dangers of incenstual love between conjoined twins, their parasitic yet intimate codependent and endlessly loyal existence. always generating feedback, always mirroring, always present. The Other is me, I am the Other.

'So we declare ourselves to be twins,' he agreed. 'Symmetrical creatures of a whim of nature, henceforth we shall be the same age, the same height, with the same hair, walking the highways and byways of the world in identical striped clothes with the same bow tied under our chins. But I warn you that people will turn around and look after us, half touched and half scornful, as always happens when something reminds them of the mysteries of their own beginnings.'
The Man Without Qualities;Robert Musil

check out my 'website' :

Arcaico Dominus #modularsynth #eurorack #synthesizer #vco

video upload by Arcaico Instruments

"Dominus is a dual complex vco Saw Core with integrated wavefolder. Each VCO is independent and has 4 waveforms and all the classic basic VCO controls, with a very stable 1v/oct control up to 10 octaves. The wavefolder section is independent and inside is connected to the vco, through the switches you can select one of the 3 waveforms, you can mix the two vcos or use only one. By modifying the sound in a non-linear way the wavefolder will create wonderful sounds. The Radius potentiometer adjusts the range over a certain frequency band. In the CV control you can use envelopes, lfos, and sequencers to create very complex soundscapes.The SHAPE knob adjusts, modifies and distorts the final result. The VCO1 and VCO2 potentiometers adjust the level of each VCO, various level settings will create very different sounds."

Additional posts featuring the Dominus

INTRANINE / full system eurorack jam / outboard mixer and effects

video upload by BRiES

"I'm going from the modular to the mixer with a Voltage Vibes breakout module and a bunch of adapter cables (I still need to drill a hole in the back of my case so the cable mess is out of sight/out of mind).

In this video I'm using 2 stereo outputs routed to my interface, but there's a third stereo group connected just in case I need 3 seperate stems. One group is going through a DBX 1066 compressor. The mixer channel for the kick is wired into the SC input on the compressor so I can do some ducking if I want.

I have a few eurorack effects connected to the aux sends on the mixer and the Lexicon MPX500 is connected to an aux as well. Now I can send reverbs into delays and back again with the twist of (a few) knob(s).

I'm very pleased with how it all turned out. There is some groundloop but it's very silent (less than -40dB) so I'm going to ignore it.

I already had this large mixer (A&H GL2200), I just wasn't using it (in fact it was obnoxiously in my way) so by going this route I actually created some space and saved money in the process. The eurorack solution for all of this flexibility is unfortunately far more expensive than the cost of a few XLR and adapter cables."

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