MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 17, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023

Dialectixx - "Q3 1979" live eurorack modular performance

video upload by Extralife

"Stream 'Q3 1979' on Spotify:

Written and produced by Dialectixx.
Check out our first single 'Limited Liability' and follow us here:

Full length LP 'Possession With Intent To Sell' forthcoming May 2023!

Singles out now on Girlfriend Records."

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Fluid Jam (only time for 1 take, listed wrong date)

video upload by SynthAddict

"OP-Z with some hotel bathroom water samples. :-)

One sloppy take and the wrong date on the title card. :-P
Too much of a rush…
Made on a car in a Starbucks parking lot in Glendale , CA :-P"

04 17 23 Synton Fenix

video uploads by batchas

John Burdick of Grove Audio has Passed Away

Some sad news in via John L Rice.

We have lost John Burdick of Grove Audio.


John "Jack" Charles Burdick

Dec. 1, 1948 - March 22, 2023

RACINE - John "Jack" Charles Burdick, 74, passed away on March 22, 2023, at his residence.

Jack was born on December 1, 1948, in Racine to Milton and Frances (nee: Ferguson). After serving in the United States Army, he earned his BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Jack was a member of the Racine Astronomical Society. He owned and operated Grove Audio in Cottage Grove. In his free time, Jack enjoyed astronomy, computer technology, photography, and music - he worked as a roadie for Jackson Browne and Chick Corea.

He is survived by his brother, Paul (Jeni) Burdick; sisters: Carol (Thomas) Rudey and Susan (Michael) Lambert; nephews: David (Casey) Rudey and Scott Rudey; aunt and uncle, John and Donna Ferguson; and other cousins, family members, and friends.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Frances Burdick.

A public celebration of life will be held in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Modine-Benstead Observatory in care of the Racine Astronomical Society.

Some pics of Grove Audio at Knobcon last year via their last post on Facebook on September 21, 2022 with the following:

"Knobcon Ten was a great event, once again. Thanks to all the people who made it the largest show in Knobcon history. Several friends dropped by the Grove Audio booth to see what we have new for this year. We emphasized new modules for 5U as part of a renewed effort to build the popular format. This effort also includes accessories to support new systems such as power supplies, cables, and cabinet options."

And a video with John from Synthtopia at Knobcon in 2018:

Grove Audio Expands Its 5U & Eurorack Modular Lines
video upload by Synthtopia

"At Knobcon 2018, we talked with John Burdick of Grove Audio, who makes a range of MOTM-compatible, Dotcom-compatible and Eurorack synth modules."

See teh Grove Audio label for additional posts.

Bob’s Electric Birthday ⚡at the Moogseum with Patrick Gleeson

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Celebrate Bob Moog’s 89th “Electric Birthday” at the Moogseum With Us!

Join us at the Moogseum on Tuesday, May 23, what would have been Bob's 89th birthday, as we welcome modular synthesis pioneer Patrick Gleeson as our guest presenter, offer rare guided museum tours with our executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa (Bob's daughter) and share coffee, cake, and champagne during a deep dive into the history of synthesis.

Get tickets here. Space is extremely limited, and synth community members are already attending from as far away as Georgia and Massachusetts.

“Bob’s Electric Birthday” also includes a live demo of the vintage Moog modular heard on the soundtrack to “Apocalypse Now” from legendary synthesizer pioneer, composer, producer, and Herbie Hancock collaborator Patrick Gleeson -- a lifelong friend of Bob Moog.

This is followed by an interview with Michelle Moog-Koussa about his storied career, followed by a short DJ set from Dr. Gleeson.

The Soma LYRA-8 Experience

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew (aka @EZBOT_ ) demonstrates the Soma Lyra 8. LYRA-8 is based on eight generators, which will be referred to as voices. Their design is not like a traditional subtractive synthesis VCO. Instead of having a linear or logarithmic dependency on control voltage, they resemble the tone generators in old electric organs. Hence the use of the term “voices” instead of “VCOs”. Lyra uses non-linearity a lot, and the voices are constructed in such a way that allows for non-linearity to express itself.

Get yourself a Soma Lyra 8 here:

Video by: Matthew Piecora"


video upload by JOSEF KLANG

Emu EMULATOR I - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Osmose by Expressive E - NAMM 2023

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Osmose by Expressive E BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Expressive E gives us a quick tour of the Osmose 49-Key Synthesizer & MPE MIDI Controller at the 2023 NAMM show.

Expressive E Osmose is the new standard for musical expressivity. Use intuitive gestures to control this standalone synthesizer and upgrade your playing and production skills. Press, bend, shake, strum and more to interact with keyboards and electronic sounds in a new, organic way. Whether you're a veteran keyboardist, a workflow-oriented producer, a daring sound designer or anything in between, Osmose will take your musical journey to uncharted places.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Osmose bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synthesizer, 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!"

Strokes Multi Out Beta with Imaginando VS

video upload by BoBSwanS

"Just a quick test of 5 tracks using the latest beta of Cong Burn 'Strokes'
Multi outs from Strokes into Ableton, Using Strokes Receiver to pump Midi into VS Visual Synth"


Sequencer, Sampler, Synthesizer & Groovebox

Runs on Windows 10/11, MacOS 10.11 & iOS 11 (or later)

Supports Intel Macs and runs natively on Apple Silicon

Quickstart guides for Ableton Live, Bitwig, VCV Rack, Cubase, FL Studio & Logic

On iOS, runs as an AUv3 inside a host, or as a standalone application

Strokes is an all-in-one, cross-platform workstation for sequencing, sampling and synthesis.

"Strokes is an amazing device for rhythmic inspiration. Its a lot of fun to play with and can lead to some very cool unexpected patterns and combinations" - Tom Rowlands [Chemical Brothers]

Eurorack setup is close to final form #4

video upload by Meska

"Arp : Softpop2 to WMD orion (phaser)
Chord : plinky to typhoon for spectral chord
low: Grendel Drone commander 2
drum&sample&glitch :LD3
mixing/compresion: eurorack & LD3
all in htis to OTO bim and bam

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Clockwork Infinite Deep-space Rhythms - Great Conjunction, Wingie MKii & Dirtywave M8

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Development of the Great Conjunction hit a rough spot about a week ago when I changed microcontrollers from Promicro to Teensy 4.0. I had to rewire many pins on the board, but I think I’ve sorted most of it out, and I actually got MIDI running earlier this evening.

The M8 is primarily a mixer here, adding reverb and random delay. It’s also controlling the Wingie with a couple of LFO‘s set to vary the mix and decay rate of the resonators.

The Great Conjunction is the primary sound source. It’s producing FM sounds with three sequencers running.

This is my second M8 + Wingie jam with the Great Conjunction. This one’s a little more straightforward(?).

I’m still having some trouble locking the eight parameter knobs down when changing screens, so that’s on my to do list this week, along with sorting out a huge number of MIDI controls."

Enjoy Electronics - The Godfather

via this auction

You can find demos of The Godfather in previous posts here.

Yamaha DX7IID 16-Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Polymoog 203a SN SN 1178 w/ Foot Controller

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar

via this auction

Errorinstruments White Rabbit Experimental, Effects Processor in Eurorack

video uploads by

White rabbit experimental, effects processor in eurorack
White rabbit and ballerina eurorack
White rabbit and drums
Testing white rabbit, and soundscaper eurorack


White Rabbit has REVERB and DELAY sound effects. Fall down a rabbit hole with deep sounding spatial effects. You can send your White Rabbit down different paths or take the ERROR door into other spaces. All effected by Y and the big X holding onto time.

White Rabbit is a collaboration between ERROR and TiNRS; connecting their physical and virtual spaces with crazy creativity in object and DSP.

The first switch sends the rabbit down to REVERB or DELAY holes – or sitting in the middle doing nothing.

The second switch choses Standard, Pingpong or Error DELAYS and Hall, Experimental or Error REVERBS.


Standard –Shouting down the rabbit hole. X changes time to echo and Y the amount of feedback

Pingpong – Stereo hopping between channels. X determines the airtime of the bounce and Y keeps stacking the signal.

ERROR – Karplus-Strong algorithm plucking your signal. X is the length of the string and Y is the dampening. Set X all the way to the right and connect the output to the input to create a self-oscillating sound that you can control.


Hall – Unexpected big space. X is the size and Y the brightness of the space.

Experimental – Cinematic shimmer. Y is pitch bending and X is the size of the space

ERROR – Like sticking your head in a metal bucket. X is the size of the bucket and Y is granular. Set X all the way to the right and connect the output to the input to create a self-oscillating sound that you can control.

The third knob is the Wet / Dry mix. To the left is dry and to the right is wet. Soaking White Rabbit.

All inputs and outputs are stereo.

+12V = 24mA
-12V = 4mA
8 HP
5V = 0mA

Eurorack MIDI Teensy 5x5 Interface Merger breakout

video upload by DeftAudio

"A quick overview of DIY MIDI interface kit for Eurorack based on Teensy 4.0 CPU.
Available here:"

"Here is an Eurorack version of the popular Teensy 4.0 controller with 5x5 MIDI interface on TRS-A/B (selectable) ports as well as audio output.

This board is designed for Teensy4.0 and it's not compatible with other Teensy products. If you're looking for a similar board for Teensy4.1 or Teensy3.2, please, check other products in my store.

The board provides 5 input / 5 output functionality. This can be your 5x5 MIDI interface, merger, splitter, filter or whatever else you can imagine. This obviously requires programming the Arduino framework with Teensy extensions. I include basic firmware so, you can get USB MIDI running out of the box without any need to learn Arduino.

This TRS version is capable of setting a MIDI specification per port for TRS-A or TRS-B by moving jumper settings. This provides the flexibility to interface it with all vendors no matter the specification used.

You also get one Audio output (stereo) from Teensy Lo-Fi MSQ port. By default it's a sine generator programmed onto USB Port 6 and doesn't interfere with other 5x5 MIDI ports. It can be your clock out, trigger out or some advanced synth. Audio programming for Teensy is also straight forward.

All Teensy pins are available on extra pin headers. This allows easy expansion if you're planning to add extra LEDs, buttons, OLED display, in/outs etc... You can do that without soldering.

Package options:

PCB alone: This includes two PCBs(main and daughter) and aluminum front panel
Complete Electronics kit: Includes PCBs, front panel and all electronic (but Teensy4.0) - TRS connectors, optocouplers, headers, resistors, diodes. Check BOM list by the link.
Teensy microcontroller is not included with any purchase, you can buy it directly from the manufacturer:

There are several options for providing a power:

From Teensy USB port
To be used with Eurorack 16pin power supply and sourcing 5V from eurorack (JP1 1-2)
To be used with Eurorack 10pin power supply, sourcing 12V from eurorack and doing onboard 5V conversion (JP1 2-3)
Board size and an enclosure choice: Eurorack size: 6HP, PCB Size: 10.8x5.4cm"


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Enjoy another ditty made with these two darlings : THE YAMAHA CS60 and the CRB COMPUTER DRUMS."

Exploring the Korg MonoPoly for 2:57

video upload by HanzVolt

The Korg MonoPoly has SSM filters.

NAMM 2023 - Dave Rossum - Sound Semiconductor

video upload by sonicstate

"At NAMM 2023, Sonic State caught up with Dave Rossum, the founder of Sound Semiconductor, to discuss the company's exciting developments. Sound Semiconductor is a development from SSM, a company that designed synthesizer chips for the first Prophets in the early 1970s. SSM went on to produce chips for professional audio and was later acquired by Analog Devices. In 2016, Rossum, along with Marco Alpert and a little bit of seed capital from Universal Audio, started Rossum Electro Music. At NAMM, they met Dan Parks, who used to run SSM, and talked about the idea of resurrecting the classic SSM chips. Six months later, they started Sound Semiconductor, which includes some resurrections of the classic SSM chips and some new ideas.

Rossum explained that the analog chips give instruments their own unique character, which digital processing cannot achieve. Analog chips have variations from unit to unit, and the designer's job is to make those variations as small as possible while allowing those variations to give instruments their own individual character. Analog distortions are also natural, making them more appealing to the ears than digital algorithms that give aliasing, and Dave told us he finds designing analog chips to be more artistic and enjoyable than designing digital ones."

NAMM 2023 - (SOUNDS ONLY) C15 by Nonlinear Labs

video upload by sonicstate

"We've come across the C15 before, and this year Jim Heywood from Earmonkey Music was able to get some time with it to explore some of the sounds from its purely digital sound engine."

NAMM 2023 - (SOUNDS ONLY) 3rd-wave by Groove Synthesis

video upload by sonicstate

"Jim from Earmonkey Music explores the 3rd Wave, a wavetable synth with 24-voice polyphony and 4-part multi-timbral capability."

NAMM 2023 - (SOUNDS ONLY) ASM - Hydrasynth Explorer

video upload by sonicstate

"Jim from Earmonkey Music explores the Ashun Sound Machines' Hydrasynth Explorer at NAMM 2023. It's a wavetable synth, but with a unique implementation of wave morphing. The Hydrasynth offers 219 single-cycle waveforms, including standard analogue waveforms and complex waves arranged in banks of harmonically related content.

The oscillator section is designed to be manipulated to create rich, evolving tones. The modulation sources allow for a wide range of control, from subtle glides to aggressive biting tones, all attached to a unique, small-key, poly-touch keyboard.
Hydrasynth Explorer Price: 499 USD"

NAMM 2023 - (SOUNDS ONLY) NINA from Melbourne Instruments

video upload by sonicstate

"Melbourne Instruments showcased their synthesizer, the 12-voice Nina, at NAMM 2023. and Jim Heywood of Earmonkey Music gave us a delightful exploration of its capabilities.

Nina offers a combination of analogue and digital synthesis, with wave morphing, a four-pole transistor ladder VCF with modulatable resonance, a voice-level filter overdrive and digital wavetable oscillators. Nina's most defining feature, however, are its motorized controls, which are pretty unique. Melbourne Instruments tell us that Nina's encoders are long-lasting and offer the precise feel of analogue pots. The recallable and automatable controls, patch morphing, and powerful mod matrix make Nina an exciting prospect for musicians looking to explore its sonic possibilities.

Nina Price: 3,599 USD"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

NAMM 2023 - T-Rex Effects - Binson Echorec

video upload by sonicstate

"At NAMM 2023, Sonic State had the opportunity to speak with Lars Dahl, who showcased the T-Rex Effects recreation of the iconic Benson Echorec. The T-Rex Benson Echorec is an exact replica of the original Benson Echorec, but with the addition of an extra record head, allowing for longer delay times. The device also features a Magic Eye display, which illuminates when the delay feedback reaches maximum level.

The T-Rex Benson Echorec has a speed control that can be manipulated by an expression pedal and four playback heads, each with adjustable volume, and a bypass switch. The device's hard magnetic drum is made of stainless steel, which gives it a unique sound.

T-Rex Binson Echorec available: May 2023

Price 2,100 USD"

NAMM 2023 - Artiphon - Orba 2

video upload by sonicstate

"At this year's NAMM 2023, Sonic State met Adam from Artiphon to discuss their latest product, the Orba 2. The major upgrade from Orbit 1 is the built-in sample engine, which enables users to add real sounds like acoustic guitars, pianos, and audio files from real songs onto the device itself. Artiphon has added a new level of automation with song stems, and full audio patterns so anyone can grab a handful of notes, choose when and how to play, and mix and match different sounds to bring their music to life.

Artiphon has collaborated with New Zealand artist Kimbra taking the stems from her latest single, Replay, and turning them into playable Orba 2 presets. The company has made all of the different sounds, including the work they've done with Kimbera and other artists, available for free in the Orba 2 app.

Orba 2 Price: 149.99 USD"

See the Artiphon label below for more.

NAMM 2023 - Mellotron - M4000D - New Sounds

video upload by sonicstate

NAMM 2023 - Vochlea - Dubler 2

video upload by sonicstate

"Vochlea's Dubler 2 was showcased at NAMM 2023 in an interview with Josh from Vochlea.
Dubler 2 is a MIDI instrument that allows users to control their DAW and VSTs with their voice. The device can work with any DAW, VST, and any mic, although Josh recommends using a dynamic mic for the best results. Users can create single-line melodies, chords or drum patterns, with 10-12 ms of latency for triggers.

Dubler 2 is designed for getting ideas out of one's head straight into the DAW and it outputs MIDI note and velocity values with the emphasis on real-time performance, though everything can be recorded out and used later.

Dubler 2 Price: 219 USD"

NAMM 2023 - Poly Effects - Hector - Beebo - Flat V

video upload by sonicstate

"Loki from Poly Effects gave us a look at their Euro-Rack module, Hector, a virtual modular environment with six ins and eight outs and over 100 different modules including all of Mutable Instruments' modules, effects and more. Hector features a Euclidean sequencer and a brand new chord strummer module that allows users to select chords and strum them.

We then saw Beebo, which is Hector in guitar pedal form with four ins and four outs and Josh Smith Flat V which is a gain pedal with 2 channels. Channel A is transistor based with selectable diodes. Channel B is amp style gain circuit with cascaded JFETs replacing valves while resonant filters shape the tone.

Hector Price: 599 USD
Beebo Price: 449 USD
Josh Smith Flat V Price: 399 USD"

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