MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Akai MPC Key 61 - Overview

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Akai MPC Key 61 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

John from InMusic shares an in depth overview of the ins and outs of the Akai Professional MPC Key 61 Production and Synthesizer Keyboard at the Kraft Music studio.

00:00 - Intro
00:46 - Control panel layout
01:04 - Out the box samples & VSTs
01:48 - Internal storage
02:13 - Workflow breakdown
02:31 - Program Section
03:05 - Track Section
03:34 - Sequence Section
03:55 - Getting started building a beat
04:23 - Recording samples on tracks
04:52 - Recording a drum pattern
07:01 - Adding sounds from VSTs
08:56 - Using key detect
12:36 - Flavor tab
17:28 - Arranging the tracks
18:14 - Adding Vocals
21:06 - Recording track arrangements
23:48 - Resampling
28:36 - Key ranges
29:57 - Conclusion"

Reason Studios Unveils the Objekt Physical Modeling Synth at Superbooth 2023

video upload by Reverb

"The DAW innovators at Reason Studios just launched Objekt, an "open-ended" physical modeling software synth with a focus on acoustic sounds. Find more details on the Objekt and all the other great gear from Superbooth 2023 here."

ALM Busy Circuit TAZM-O Oscillator - sounds from #superbooth #short

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Buchla MARF Looping

video upload by Todd Barton

"Looping the MARF on the fly. . ."

Superbooth 2023: Arturia - Microfreak Stellar - Firmware 5.0

video upload by sonicstate

"Edouard from Arturia unveiled the new firmware update for MicroFreak boasting a range of new features such as envelope snap mode, random key tracking, and 64 new presets for free. The firmware update also extends the preset memory from 300 to 500. The biggest surprise is the new sample engine, which allows users to use built-in samples and import their own samples into the machine through the utility. The sample engine has four modes, and the first mode enables users to browse through with the start position, play the sample in reverse and loop it, and two new granular engines further expand the Freaks capabilities.

Arturia has also released MicroFreak Stellar, which is a limited edition with new iconography and is designed to encourage sound exploration in a playful way.

Microfreak Stellar Price: 349 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Korg - Microkorg Crystal

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Malte from Korg at Superbooth 2023 about their new product, the Microkorg Crystal, which is an anniversary edition of the Microkorg to celebrate its 20th birthday. The Microkorg Crystal is essentially the same as the original, but comes in a beautiful new transparent case with aluminum side panels. It will be released in summer and is a limited edition, although the exact number of units available is unknown.

Microkorg Crystal Available: Summer 2023. Price 650 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: AtoVproject - cDVCA - Gaeto

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Marios from AtoVproject at Superbooth 2023, where they showcased their latest Euro rack module, cDVCA. This 6 HP module features a square wave oscillator inside the VCA which tracks volts per octave, and a low pass filter to tame the signal. The drive knob allows for control over the amount of distortion from the internal oscillator or the original signal, resulting in a full voice with the oscillator, filter, and VCA all in one module.

Marios also demonstrated the Gaeto, a clock divider and sequencer available for 80 Euros. The Gaeto has two channels and a knob for determining whether it divides to two or three, allowing for clock divisions, flip flop gate triggers, and quantization of finger beats. The Gaeto also has a pulse output related to the input signal and is available for purchase now. AtoVproject teased a new oscillator in development, with more information to come in their newsletter.

cDVCA Price: 220 Euros

Gaeto Price: 80 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Clank - Chaos - Proteo

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Emanuele from Clank, who presented their new modules at Superbooth 2023. Their first module, Chaos, is a six-channel random module that starts as a Turing machine, but ends as a sequencer. Each channel has a voltage range from zero to eight volts that can be adjusted, and you can choose from non-quantized to quantized notes on various scales. Clank has also released a movement recorder based on proximity sensors that records your hand movements, outputting CV. Another new product from Clank is Proteo, a stereo evolving waveform oscillator that starts from sine waves and allows you to add external CVs and draw your waveform in the time domain.

Chaos is available June. Price for €359

Proteo Available: Autumn 2023. Price: TBC"

Superbooth 2023: Morphor - Ensemble

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Eli from Morphor at Superbooth 2023 about their new chorus module, Ensemble. The module has eight fully analog delay lines and offers standard chorus settings with slow and fast LFOs, spread controls and the ability to select voices. Morphor is proud of the module's eight BBD lines and have placed the BBDs on the back for easy viewing.

The inspiration for the module came from the Ensemble effect in software, which was not available in modular form, leading to Morphor's research into choruses and the creation of an eight-voice chorus.

Ensemble Available: June 2023. Price around 399 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Knobula - Pianophonic

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Jason from Knobula at Superbooth 2023, who showed us their new 8-voice polyphonic wavetable and sample playback synthesizer Pianophonic. Based on the concept of a piano with three strings and a hammer, the synthesizer offers piano-esque and other extended piano sounds. The piano sound is wavetable-based with 16 different slots and multi-sampled wavetables across the keyboard, from high sounds to low sounds, and 256 waves in each wavetable that you can morphed through. Pianophonic also features three oscillators, where two can be assigned to a different sound, and chord memory. It has MIDI, CV, and gate control options, making it versatile and suitable for various applications.

Pianophonic will be available in September. Price: around £350, €400, $440"

Casio VZ-1 the forgotten answer to the DX-7

video upload by synthlegends

"The Casio VZ-1 was released in 1988 after the successful CZ line and became Casio's flagship synthesizer, replacing the CZ-1 at the top end as an ansewr to the DX-7 from Yamaha. The VZ-1 takes a hybrid approach to its sound generation. Where the CZ line used Phase Distortion Synthesis and the Yamaha DX line used Phase Modulation (incorrectly advertised as FM), the VZ-1 uses Phase Distortion for ring modulation and waveform generation but true Frequency Modulation Synthesis to generate harmonics. It is very complicated to program. The results are quite metallic sounds, very nice for bells and for PPG wave similar tones, just without that nice resonance filter from the PPG. It has basically 8 operators and you can layer 8 saw waves and get wide stereo spread sounds. It definitaly has its own character and sounds different to the DX line and less warm then the CZ line. But it is much more versatile than the CZ synths. In this video I did not use any FX just to demonstrte the raw tone of the Caiso. When using a bit reverb or delay, it really shines and the synth can sound also quite modern and useful in present productions. It is a very underrated synth which you can find for less than 200 bucks."

SH-101 + Pro-One - May 13, 2023

video upload by SynthMania

"Just some chaos recorded live in my studio, in style Early '90s Euro Techno that I used to play back in those days."

- SH-101
- Pro-One
- TR-909

ROLAND Sound Space Processor RSS-8048 Demo

Demo added to this post

Superbooth 2023: Sequential Take 5 Firmware 2.0 Update

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Sequential announce the Take 5 Firmware 2 0 Update"

Superbooth 2023: Oberheim OBX8 Desktop

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Oberheim launch the OBX8 desktop module."

SOMA Terra jam - sounds from #superbooth #short

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at and a Burbank, California showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. We're open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, and our entire inventory is available to try out in person. Get your hands on the most excellent analog and digital synthesizers, effect pedals, Eurorack modular synths, drum machines, recording gear, and more!"

BRENSO and beyond (with some FUMANA feedback)

video upload by Frap Tools

"Animating BRENSO's final output through FUMANA's bands and some feedback!"

The Buchla Techno

video upload by Giorgio Sancristoforo

"All made with the original 1967 SFTMC Buchla 100 of Ernst Krenek
No other instruments or samples.

Recoded at Salon Krenek - Ernst Krenek Institut,
Krems an der Donau, Austria
Special thanks to Alethea Dawn Neubauer, Martina Pröll and Clemens Zoidl"

See the full series in three posts here.

Additional details on the series from Giorgio Sancristoforo:

"I’m very happy to share my works at the prestigious Ernst Krenek Institut where I had the chance to play for four days and nights an original 1967 SFTMC Buchla 100 once owned by the Austrian Composer Ernst Krenek and now exhibited at his museum in Krems an der Donau Austria.

Krenek has been one of the most prolific composers of the XX Century, he has written pieces for theatre ballet opera symphonies electroacoustic and electronic music.

In 1938 after the Anschluss Krenek moved to California United States and in the late sixties he met Morton Subotnick and Don Buchla at the San Francisco Tape Music Centre.

In 1967 the same year of Subotnick’s SIlver Apples of the Moon Krenek bought la large Buchla 100 modular synthesizer which he used for a number of electronic and electroacoustic works not yet released to the public (which I hope that will be soon collected in a special release of his edition).

So here I am with Krenek’s amazing Buchla 100, probably one of the rarest and most expensive synthesizers on earth. Working with this breathtaking instrument is pure pleasure."

Superbooth 2023: Korg Berlin Prototype Acoustic Synthesiser

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

00:00 Interview
07:15 Demo

"The Korg Berlin lab show us their intrigueing Prototype Acoustic Synthesiser"

Adagio for Pro 3, Pro2, Trigon 6, Prophet XL, 2 Hydrasynths, Voyager and a Minilogue D.

video upload by experimentalsynth

"A long-form ambient piece piece combining generative sequencing and live performance. Lots of analog synths and digital effects. Learn more at"

Sequential Pro 3 [Sample Pack] (FREE)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Over 200 samples (FX, Noise, Perc, Single, Waveform).

Download a sample pack:"

Arturia Minifreak - "Impulse" 40 Presets and Sequences

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Impulse' for Arturia Minifreak.


Arturia Minifreak is a powerful synthesizer with a lot of potential and an incredible variety of sounds, this time, we will dive into the world of pulsations together with "Impulse".

More movement! More emotion!

40 dance presets and sequences are waiting for you!

In the bank you will find deep pluck, massive bass, lead, pad, poly, sequences and arpeggios that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Welcome to the universe of sounds."

Testing out some new functionality on Gotharman's Little Performer 3

video upload by gotharman

"Stereo link of 2 different analog filters (SP filter and VCF2)."

Quick Mini Eurorack Modular Synth Test May 13 2023

video upload by John L Rice

From left to right:
2hp - Rnd
Noise Engineering- Clep Diaz
2hp - Tune
Synthesis Technology - E340
Synthesis Technology - E440
Doepfer - A-141-4
Electro-Smith - 2164
and the case is a 4ms Pod48x

Superbooth 2023: Erica Synths Steampipe

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

00:00 Interview
08:47 Demo

"Erica Synths show use their new physical modeeling synth, Steampipe"

Osmose winds & strings looper jam - 2nd demo

video upload by SynthAddict

Quick-n-dirty 2nd Osmose jam
Flutes, reeds, and strings demo.

Casio CZ-1 vs Arturia CZ-V - Preset Sound Demo - No Talking

video upload by Runningonair

"In this video I compare the Casio CZ-1 presets on a CZ-1 and an Arturia CZ-V. The CZ-V an emulation and expansion of the Casio CZ range, which may explain some of the variations heard in the sound.
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Yellow Waldorf Q Rackmount Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer

via this auction

Simmons Digital Clap Trap

via this auction

Roland JX-3P 61 Key Keyboard Synthesizer SN 341697

via this auction

Roland JX 8P Jam

video upload by Studio Mofunic

"The Roland JX-8P, one of the classic 80's synthesizers that 'I think' is very underrated. For a fraction of the price you have almost the same sounds as on a Juno 6, 60, 106 and even the Jupiter 8. Of course the JX-8P without the PG800 is a lot less hands-on than with it and perhaps that is why it is considered less interesting."

BEATS FM Live Session - Mad Synth Engineer 13 05 23

video upload by Mad Synth Engineer

"The Mad Synth Engineer cutting and pasting live radio broadcasts in Torino, Italy with the Beats FM.

The Beats FM sound different depending on your location around the world. It's now available on"

Korg Berlin's New Electro Acoustic Phase5// from Superbooth

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Korg Berlin's new prototype acoustic/electric demonstrator is a really interesting take on an electromechanical instrument... in that it's 'sort of' mechanical becasue it has resonating parts (a bit like a rhode's tines) but they're stimulated by magnetic fields that can pulsate to increase harmonics, create LFOs, control envelopes and I;m sure there more stuff I missed!

The little flick book shows one of the resonating behaviours - there were four books... so the physical parts have more complex harmonics that an electric piano.. possibly described as physical FM (up to a point).

Great to see such innovative ideas."

Elektron Heat + FX Demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The new Electron Analog Heat FX being demo'd by the lovely Christian at Superbooth 2023."

EaganMatrix Programming for Osmose - Programming Gestures

video upload by EaganMatrix Programming

"There's a nice video on the Expressive E site that demonstrates the various Osmose gestures, however most of these need to be programmed into a preset. This video presets some of the main ways (there are others) to create and/or configure the ten Osmose Gestures presented on the Osmose site: Tap (Scaled Z SGs), Press (Z Control), Press & Tap, Pitch (vibrato), Aftertouch (Y Control), Shake (Derivative control), Strum (Stepped Z functions), Pressure Glide (Pressure Portamento), Note Off (Release on Z and other options) and various custom combinations of all of the above.

Go here to get the 'Simple Strum' example preset if you want it:"

Kalimba jam with Jolin Labs - sounds from #superbooth #shorts

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at and a Burbank, California showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. We're open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, and our entire inventory is available to try out in person. Get your hands on the most excellent analog and digital synthesizers, effect pedals, Eurorack modular synths, drum machines, recording gear, and more!"

dreadbox telepathy Synthesizer Superbooth 2023 (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Exploring ARP - Why it doesn't behave like a classic arpeggiator

video upload by midicake

"People have asked many times why Midicake ARP isn’t doing what they expect it to when playing a keyboard.

ARP doesn’t function in the same way as a classic arpeggiator.

In this video I want to explain the key difference and why it makes Midicake ARP pretty special.

So why doesn’t ARP arpeggiate like a classic arpeggiator?"

Crosspatch Triggerpad - Gesprächskonzert SUPERBOOTH23

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"Mitja Cerkvenik presents his first module: Triggerpad transforms your Launchpad (or other controllers) into a step sequencer for eurorack modular systems."

See the Crosspatch label below for more.

Verbos Electronics Real World Interface - SUPERBOOTH23

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"Mark Verbos presents the Real World Interface during this Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH23."

Update: **This video is a re-upload, because of technical problems with the first version**

Rides in the Storm - Gesprächskonzert SUPERBOOTH23

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"Uwe Giegler presents his Rides in the Storm modular synthesizer range in this Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH23."

Superbooth 2023: U-he - Zebra 3 Alpha Features

video upload by sonicstate

"[apologies for the chunky video from 4:00]
We spoke to Urs Heckmann, founder of U-he, at Superbooth 2023 and got a glimpse of the upcoming Zebralette 3, the free version of Zebra, which includes one oscillator and an MSEG with a few extras, and is shaping up to be a significant update from its previous version. Urs mentioned that this release is more of a prototype and alpha version, and the team is focusing on releasing it ahead of Zebra 3 as that is still in development.

The new editor allows intuitive wave drawing for oscillators, MSEGs or modulations and looks very easy to use, letting you drag shapes in any direction, drawing lines to produce sequences, and a tool that rotates the curve to change the phase of a waveform. There are also guide curves that manipulate the curve in the background, allowing users to create complex shapes with ease. Most importantly, the synth is already sounding pretty amazing, as you'd expect from Urs' passion project.

Zebra 3 Available: soon. Price TBC

Zebralette 3 Available: Sooner. Price: Free"

5U Modular System Overview

video upload by Bata

"More detailed overview of the system and module layout.

Module List-
Q105 Slew Limiter
Q106 Oscillator (x3) with soft sync aid
Q107 State Variable Filter
Q109 Envelope Generator (x2)
Q112 4 Channel Mixer
Q116 Ring Modulator
Q118 Instrument Interface
Q119 Sequential Controller
Q124 Multiples
Q125 Signal Processor
Q128 Switch
Q130 Clipper/Rectifier
Q137 Power
Q147 Distributor
Q155 Curver (Curver, VCA, Slope Detector, VC Inverter)
Q157 SH++ (Sample and Hold, LFO, Clock Divider, Noise, Lag, Decay EG)
Q171 Quantizer Bank
Q179 Envelope++ (Multifunction module with looping envelopes/lfo/sequencer/gate delay/quantizer)
Some discontinued Midi interface module

STG Soundlabs-
Wave Folder
Signal Amplifiers

Synthetic Sound Labs-
Tap Tempo LFO"

Build your own synth with Synth UX Academy

video upload by True Cuckoo

"Read more at:

Free shipping to EU and US on orders above €199 + special discounts until Monday 15th of May 2023! Get €50 off the Simple kit and more!
At checkout, use discount code BERLIN23"

See the Synthux Academy label below for more.

Superbooth 2023: Mad Sound Factory - Kommutator - Midiator - Clocker

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2023, we spoke to Art from Mad Sound Factory, a new company from Armenia, about their latest products. Art introduced us to the Kommutator, which allows you to connect everything together, using alligator clips banana plugs, Euro rack a or Bastl instruments type, creating a big matrix of connections. It comes with switches that determine where the connections run, making it an ideal tool for modular enthusiasts.

Art also showcased the Midiator, a device that works perfectly with Soma's Ornament 8. It allows you to assign MIDI data to knobs by making a snapshot of the MIDI you're receiving. You can send different MIDI notes to different channels, sequencing it with Ornament to use it as a MIDI sequencer for all kinds of MIDI gear. The Mediator is equipped with alligator clip connections and is not powered passively. It requires 12 volts to operate and will be available soon, along with the Utilities.

Kommutator price: 150 Euros

Available thru Soma"

Superbooth 2023 Silhouette - Visual Synthesiser Now With Audio To Visual Sampling

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2023, Sonicstate spoke to Pit from Silhouette about their eponymous synthesizer. Silhouette transforms grayscale data from your hand movements in front of the camera directly into audio waveforms. The blue rectangle represents the area where the grayscale data is sampled and transformed into audio. By changing the area and modulating the visual, interesting sounds and loops can be created. One unique feature of Silhouette is that it can load picture files to create interesting audio effects.

This year, Silhouette has a new feature that allows audio samples to be translated into visuals, which can then be used as a source for audio. Pit demonstrated this by sampling his old Korg MS20 audio and translating it into a visual file, which he then used to create new waveforms. Although the translation is not one-to-one, the errors that occur during translation serve as a source for creativity. Pit plans to implement this feature into the Silhouette synthesizer and close the circle from visual to audio and back.

Silhouette Visual Synthesizer Price: 3,900 Euros


See the Przygodda label below for more.

Superbooth 2023: Theresyn - Theresyn - Les DiffYUseurs

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Nori Ubukata from Theresyn at Superbooth 2023 where he showcased his updated Therasyn instrument. The latest version has a more refined look than its predecessor with a different wood finish and is more aesthetically pleasing. The basic functionality of the Theresyn remains the same, however, some improvements have been made, such as the addition of pulse waves and the ability to choose the percentage of the pulse.

Theresyn's second model is Les DiffYUseurs, designed to simulate the sound system of an Ondes Martenot, it is a handcrafted instrument with a metal diffuser with two gong modes; one small and one larger gong, which have a different frequency response. The Diffuser also includes a reverb with tremolo effect that work together.

Les DiffYUseurs Price: €399,

Theresyn Price: €2,800."

Superbooth 2023: Reliq - Hybrid Control Surface

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Kyriakos from Reliq at Superbooth 2023 and got a sneak peek of their upcoming hybrid control surface. This control surface comes with a breakout module and can be plugged into any eurorack case with a standard power supply. The control surface has 16 inputs and 16 outputs that accept any audio level, line level, eurorack level, or control voltage. The surface also has 32 CV outs, 16 gates, and three MIDI outs, as well as a USB host and a breakout connection. The device features a 16-rack step sequencer, which can be used to create a matrix sequencer. The sequencer has a step mode, but the company is also working on euclidean modes, followers, and small emitter tracking. The sequencer parameters are non-destructive, and users can change the pitch, velocity, and duration of each step. The company plans to transform the grid into a piano roll, and users will be able to enter notes directly on the panel. They are also working on isomorphic keyboards and clip integration.

Reliq's hybrid control surface is still in the alpha stage, but the company hopes to move to beta in the next few months. The device is designed to control any instrument from a single interface, whether analog, digital, sequencer, or eurorack. Although the company cannot make any promises, they hope to release the device soon.

Reliq Hybrid Control Surface Price: 1,600Euros. Early order Price: 1,099"

Superbooth 2023: Decksaver - New Covers

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Jake from Decksaver at Superbooth 2023 where they showcased a wide range of new covers. The company is known for providing high-quality polycarbonate covers for various musical equipment to keep them safe from damage. Some of their newest releases include the Decksaver for Summit, the 4ms 48 and 64x pods, the Roland Boutique range, the Erica Bassline, and the LXR. They also have covers for cheaper equipment like the Akai mini play and the Launchkey 37. Jake said that the production cycle takes about three months from research to pre-production, depending on the type and size of the equipment.

One of the unique features of Decksaver is that they offer custom covers working closely with the instrument manufacturers. They also use different weights of polycarbonate material depending on the equipment's size and type, with prices ranging from £15 to £120. Decksaver's covers are favored by many musicians, including a famous artist who saved thousands of pounds worth of equipment from damage due to a leak in his studio by using Decksaver covers."

Superbooth 2023: Instruo - Tagh Ladder Filter and Aradh

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Jason from Instruo at Superbooth 2023 and he showed us two new modules that they have recently launched, Tagh the 4 HP clock management module and random voltage generator, and Aradh, a transistor ladder filter that is a successor to the first filter that they had released. The new transistor ladder filter is crammed into 6 HP and is an update to the original filter which had been out of stock for a while. Jason explains that he kept the same circuit topology but it is now all discrete transistors with some slimmed-down features. It also has a VCA and filter built into one which combines East Coast and West Coast uses.

The VCA can be set to either pre or post filter, and there is a built-in strike impulse envelope and it can be used for both traditional subtractive or more West Coast Plucky territories. More info can be found on the clock management module and random voltage generator and transistor ladder filter on the Instruo website.

Aradh Price: 329 GBP

Tagh Price: 269 GBP"

Superbooth 2023: Jolin Labs - New Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Federico from Jolin Labs at Superbooth 2023, who introduced us to their new mixing utility features. The first module is called Ascolta, which is a dual preamp with an input, output, envelope follower, and Peak out output for each channel. The channels can be chained on the back with a header, and you can have an L and R from the output. The next module is Knobi, which can take up to four inputs that are mixed and flow into an attenuator controlled by a big knob. The signal flows into an inverter, which is especially useful since Knobby is AC-coupled, so you can mix audio and CV signals.

The next two modules are paired together but can be used standalone. TuttoandSempre is a performance mixer with four stereo inputs, a stereo sender with an active patch bay, individual VCA, and a balanced mono output L&R, and a combined stereo signal. Finally, Singoli is a seven-channel mono mixer that directly connects to TuttoandSempre through a cable on the back of the module but can be used as a standalone unit since it has its own output.

Ascolta Dual Preamp Follower Price: 149 Euros

Knobi Complex Voltage Mangler Price: 189 Euros

TuttoandSempre Endgame Mixer Price: 489 Euros

Singoli Combining Transient Detector Price: 169 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Shakmat Modular - 4 New Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Francois from Shakmat Modular at Superbooth 2023, who introduced us to their four new modules. First up is the Clock O' Pawn MK2, a new version of a previous clock generation model. They also showcased the Centaur's Gates, which is a dual multi-type gate that allows for different kinds of VCF, LPG, or VCA. The Battering Ram and Arches Rig are two new modules in their German model line. The Battering Ram is a collaboration with Mark Nostrom, an instrument and plug-in designer, and is a synthesis-based kick drum that has controls for pitch, decay, drive, and click. It has a gate or trigger mode and also features a volt-active input. The module also comes with a store and recall function that allows you to make a snapshot of all the controls.

Next up, Shakmat Modular introduced the Archer's Rig, a high hat generator that bridges the gap between analog and digital synthesis. The module features digital sensors processed by analog VCA, VCF, and distortion. There are various algorithms based on different square waves, such as 808 squares, and noise. The Archer's Rig has 10 different algorithms and eight different effects that allow for a lot of sonic possibilities. The module also allows for 96 presets and has a random generator for each parameter.

All modules Available Autumn 2023.

Battering Ram Price: 270 Euros.

Clock O'Pawn Price 180 Euros

Centaur's Gates Price: 330 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Worng - Acronym Oscillator

video upload by sonicstate

"We met up with Morgan from Worng Electronics who told us about their new module, the Acronym Oscillator. This triangle core analog VCO features a low distortion sine output, triangle output, two sub oscillators, and a unique falling square output, providing a range of character and sound options. The module also includes a wave output that morphs between triangle, square, saw, and folded zone, along with three zero-phase modulation, a sync input, and eight octave tracking. Morgan also mentioned the benefits of through-zero phase modulation, which allows for more tuneful FM and keeps the oscillator in tune.

Worng Electronics also has other modules available, including the Mid Side Plus, The Parallax, Vertex, and the Vector Space, with more Sound Stages in production. The Acronym Oscillator is currently available for purchase at a price of $400 USD.

Acronym Available now. Price 400 USD"

Superbooth 2023: Xaoc Devices - New Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Lukasz from Xaoc Devices at Superbooth 2023, where he introduced five new modules. The first one is Ostrawa, a stereo mixer with four channels with full stereo inputs, a full stereo aux loop that can change from pre-fader to post-fader, manual muting, balance control, two direct inputs, and four inputs for gates for muting the channels of Ostrava. Next we saw, Bohumin, an expander to Ostrava which adds a second stereo auxiliary loop. The third module, Deva, is an expander for Timiszoara, which is a multi-effects module that adds two analog feedback loops with CV control over the return volume and tilt filters.

The last two new modules are from the Leibniz subsystem, which includes Dresno and Rostock. Dresno is a vastly improved new version of one of the first modules released in the subsystem that features a high-grade 16-bit converter, a switch in the middle that switches the range of Fresno, and calibration for chromatic quantization. Lastly, Rostock is a binary data pipeline that is a digital shift register that can delay anything fed into it by up to 64 samples. Users can adjust the number of samples and engage the loop button to create a repeating and regular sequence.

Ostrawa, Deva and Rostock Available June 2023

Bohumin and Dresno available Autumn 2023

Prices: Ostrawa: 180 Euro, Bohumin 260 Euros, Deva 180 Euros, Dresno 2 295 Euros, Rostock 260 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: MP MIDI - MP Controller

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"At Superbooth 2023, we spoke to Marius from MP MIDI about their MP controller that allows users to control all their third-party plugins like hardware. Compatible with major DAWs such as Logic, Ableton, Studio One, and Cubase, the controller features 127 encoders, four pages for mapping multiple parameters, and a favorites list for customization. The MP controller also allows for zooming on small plugins, controlling multiple parameters from a single knob, and templates for individual plugins are saved on the user's machine. The device can be connected via USB-A to USB-C or Thunderbolt, and there's an HDMI out to put the interface on a big screen, should you wish.

MP MIDI is available for pre-order on the MP MIDI website for €780 including VAT with free shipping."

See the MP MIDI label below for more.

Superbooth 2023: SoundForce - Controller Integration With Arturia

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"We met Nicolas from SoundForce again and he shared some exciting news about the integration of their MIDI controllers with selected Arturia V Collection plugins. By copying an XML file onto your computer, you can now switch presets from the plugin using the controller, this means that the data can be ingested and the controller interface can be updated, avoiding values jumping around when the plugin is in a different state than the MIDI controller.

Nicolas also demonstrated a type of pickup mode where the controller will pick up and take over the plugin when the values are the same. This means you can have one controller in your computer, and smoothly update the controller to all those changes during production or live sets.

SFC Mini, SFC 60 Price: 349 Euros

SFC 5 Price: 339 Euros

SFC 8 Price: 499 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: SoundForce - Chorus 6

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"We spoke to Nicolas from SoundForce at Superbooth 2023, who showcased their new chorus module, which comes in two versions - regular and compact. The compact version is a classic Juno chorus with stereo inputs and outputs. The full size model has the same features as the small one, but with the added ability to turn on manual mode. This allows the user to control the LFO that creates effects using BBD chips. Working in manual mode, you have a mix control, which blends the input signal and the output of the BBD delays. You can also modulate the BBDs very fast, creating droney, experimental noises.

While the circuitry is the same as the original Juno chorus, the Chorus 6 is driving the BBD chips using clocks with a modern microcontroller which allows the addition of more control, more waveforms, and includes clock driver signals sampled from Nicolas' own Juno-106.

Chorus 6 Compact Available: June 2023. Price: 200 Euros

Chorus 6 Available July. Price 300 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Flame - Fire Drum Machine

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"We spoke to Felix from Flame about their new eight-channel drum synthesizer, Fire. The drum machine currently has nine algorithms, and while it is virtual analog, it offers an extensive range of parameters that allow for manipulation of click level, click envelopes, transient samples, and resonance, among other features. It also offers a unique advantage of not having a fixed structure and allowing for eight bass drums, for example, and you can morph parameters for happy accidents. Fire has a global user CV, and a total of eight audio outs. It can be controlled via sensors, LFOs, foot pedals, and MIDI.

Flame's new sequencer, Takt, can be used in combination with Fire via MIDI, freeing up the gate trigger outs and CV outs. Fire can be used with triggers and MIDI concurrently, if you enjoy things getting messy.

Fire Available July 2023. Price: 490 Euros"

Superbooth 2023: Between Machines - Qlocker

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"We spoke to Dennis from Between Machines at Superbooth 2023 about their latest module, Qlocker. This parametric trigger sequencer generates trigger rhythms and has five outputs which are generated depending on how the controls are set. The module has a Tempo and 16th note Swing. The module is all about performance and playability, with the blend output, mixing two probabilities that can be tuned to control the amount of activity you want. There is also a mask knob, which can thin out the sound in a musical fashion, and a button in the middle which loops the last bar. The buffer is a one-bar capture.

Clocker has been in development for over a year and was shown at Superbooth last year. The company has fine-tuned it over the last year and plans to release it in the next two to three months, hopefully in August or September.

Qlocker Price: 320-350 Euros"

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