MATRIXSYNTH: Black Corporation

Showing posts with label Black Corporation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Corporation. Show all posts

Sunday, January 28, 2024

BAF 2024: Black Corporation - Jupiter 8 Desktop

video upload by sonicstate

"At Buchla and Friends 2024 we hooked up with Roman Filippov of Black Corporation who has produced a limited edition charity version of his synthesizer, based on the Jupiter-8, with all proceeds going to non-military charities in Ukraine. Filippov also announced his collaboration with Buchla, bringing back vintage modules that were released in the early to mid-70s. These modules have been recreated using modern technology, while still maintaining the core sound of the original Buchla models. They also include new features such as USB and MIDI out, polyphonic aftertouch, and extended tracking capabilities. The Buchla modules are now available for purchase through the Buchla website and the official web store.

Jupiter 8 Desktop Price: 4,299 USD"

See the Source of Uncertainty announcement post here.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

SOURCE OF UNCERTAINTY - New Collaboration Between Buchla & Black Corporation's Roman Filippov

Soviet Space Child wrote in to let us know Buchla has teamed up with Black Corporation's Roman Filippov to release reissues of classic Buchla modules though a new venture called SOURCE OF UNCERTAINTY. From their new website

"AUTHENTIC REISSUES OF CLASSIC BUCHLA MODULAR. Source of Uncertainty is the official store for Buchla Classic Reissues, created by Roman Filippov of Black Corporation.

BUCHLA CLASSIC REISSUES SIGNIFY A RETURN TO PRODUCTION OF THE ICONIC COMPOSITIONAL AND PERFORMANCE TOOLS, using original parts wherever possible, plus minor adaptations for greater low-noise performance and reliability and component availability. We ship worldwide, direct from the engineer."

Roman actually got started cloning Buchla modules prior to forming Black Corporation. See the labels below or do a search for him if you want to go down the rabbit hole.

The following are the current modules listed:

Monday, January 22, 2024

You were not supposed to see this | Multi Sample DPO (from 2034)

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"When I made the Deckard's Dreams video yesterday [below], I tried to multi-sample a Shared System patch. I thought it would be cool to sample a big duophonic patch with movement an effects - and sample a range of C2 to C6 into bitbox so I could play it like this huge machine of countless Shared Systems.

I am going to try Strega too one day. It felt like magic, almost like patching on 'forbidden ground'. Then I tought it would be cool to use a bit of click-bait and imagine myself in 2034 when I'd have 1M likers and 1.1M haters while collecting forbidden MakeNoise gear on the Black market. I realize it may be too farfetched for some of you, but this is real. It's a private video and you are not supposed to see it anyway."

Deckard's Dreams | BitBox Multi-Sampling & Deckard's Voice

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"BitBox MK2 (and the Micro) offer support for 'multi-sampling'. It's an easy automated process where BitBox will send pitch CV and a gate to sample a range of notes and lay them out on the keyboard. So with this simple trick, you could turn any VCO into a polyphonic velocity sensitive patch. In this case, it helps me to turn Deckard's Voice (mono) into a (static) CS-80 patch which still can be filtered, enveloped, etc. But it's also possible to play the VCO while sampling, so you'd get a rich pad with lots of movement. It's the first time I used this technique and it will not be the last."

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream SN 1084 w/ Expander

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I feel the expander makes this instrument Shine.. the ring modulation is essential and should have been in the base model … together this synth is huge..

just a beautiful tone meeews broad rich sweeping textures .. instant cinematic soundscape.. paired with an MPE controller its just hair raising and dramatic..

there is a small scratch on top of both of these from installing into rack (shown in pics just full disclosure)

Babied never gigged just smoke free studio"

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Black Corporation ISE-NIN Analog Polyphonic Synth SN 3136 w/ Original Box

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"Black Corporation ISE-NIN - Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer - Black Corps take on the Jupiter 8 --- in excellent to new condition. Original owner/bought new. In the original box/packaging with everything they arrive with new."

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Black Corporation XERXES MK2 SN 154

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"Excellent used condition, includes original packaging, power supply and rack ear kit.

XERXES delivers an unmatchable level of warmth through its two digitally controlled analog oscillators. A multimode analog filter, white and pink noise generator, 2 ADSR envelopes, 2 sync-able LFOs, unique analog BBD chorus with 3 modes, full MPE-based polyphonic aftertouch, and complete MIDI control including polyphonic aftertouch and MPE work together to bring a classic analog sound ready to integrate into modern times. MK2 features an updated VCA section, and balanced outputs.

Xerxes produces triangle, saw, square, and PWM waveforms with variable drift controls from each oscillator, sync with variable phase shifting, and ring modulation allowing for complex cross-modulation effects. Each oscillator features an octave switch, bipolar transpose potentiometer +/-7 semitones, a master tuning pot affecting both oscillators, and a detune knob for subtly detuning Oscillator 2 to Oscillator 1. Portamento/Glissando or Glide can be programmed to affect Oscillator 1, 2, or both.

The analog multimode filter on XERXES offers 24db/oct low pass, 12db/oct high pass modes and a band pass filter mode switchable between 6db/oct & 12db/oct for all kinds of filter characteristics. The filter can also be modulated by the dedicated ADSR envelope, LFO, velocity, and aftertouch (MPE and Polyphonic Aftertouch) allowing for incredibly expressive performance and programming.

XERXES features 6 LFO waveforms: Sine, triangle, saw, ramp, square, and random, plus a dedicated delay control to fade the LFO to the full amount set by the depth knob. Two LFOs are selectable with an A/B switch, each of which can be used to control multiple parameters set by the button switches to control oscillator tuning (A/B/Both) filter cutoff, and amplifier levels (VCF/VCA/Both.) Each of these LFOs also includes a Sync on/off switch.

XERXES features a beautiful, fully-analogue BBD-based chorus with 3 selectable modes, similar to the chorus effect found on the vintage Elka Synthex synthesizer. XERXES MK2 is equipped with stereo 1/4” balanced outputs to take full advantage of the stereo chorusing effect.

Finally, XERXES features full MIDI control and ability to store 128 user presets per bank across 11 banks (Factory, Vintage and 9 user banks) integrating this classic synth concept seamlessly into any studio setup."

Monday, November 27, 2023

Antonus 2600 + Step Brother + Black Corporation ISE NIN demo jam

video upload by wutierson

"Here is a demo jam using Antonus 2600 Original Size version, with Step Brother on top and the Black Corporation ISE-NIN. All the track is done in realtime, no multitrack recording. Antonus 2600 and Step Brother is making the different sequencer sounds, the bass drum, and the hihat sound plus some other sound during the perfomance. ISE-NIN (played with midi keyboard controller) is playing two sound using the Upper and Lower layer features like the Roland Jupiter 8, one layer is for the string-pad sound and the other layer is for the arppegio-sequence-effects during the performance. Is not easy for a poly synth to play face to face without being surpassed with a synth like a 2600 and the power of the ISE-NIN makes a very good partner in sound presence and quality with the 2600 and Step Brother. I know that the demos should be short and direct but every time that I play instruments like this the time goes fast and simply at the end I don't care nothing more than enjoy playing, so I'm sorry of the demo is too long or if nobody will listen it or just make jumps during transport bar. This instruments are a true joy of play and this is the result of it. Hope somebody enjoy the sounds and can have a better idea of the nice combo that are.
Also booth instruments shares a nice orange colour details, lovely combination!"

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Black Corporation ISE-NIN

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"Factory built version. Rarely used at all. Includes power adapter and original box."

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

ISE-NIN by Black Corporation Ambient Performance

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

"The ISE-NIN is a synthesizer 'inspired by' the Roland Jupiter 8. Both sounds in this track are played at the same time using the dual layer mode. The first patch is sequenced by 'Stepic' by Devicemeister. I added effects from Valhalla DSP (Delay & Room).

This machine was kindly borrowed for making this video. No money changed hands and Black Corporation has no say over the content of this video."

Sunday, September 03, 2023

New Approaches

video upload by ThorF

"@Novation Summit, @Roland Juno 106, @Yamaha DX7 and Deckard’s Dream MKII play nice together. Saturday midi flow with new approaches and a fresh mindset. It’s good to be back in the studio.

Analog and digital realms meet and fuse."

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream In Custom Wood Frame

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"Mint condition Decker's Dream MKI with custom angled rack mount."

It doubles as a programmable space heater.

Friday, August 04, 2023

Black Corporation XERXES MK2 SN 154 w/ Original Box

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Black Corporation ISE-NIN

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"ISE-NIN features eight voices, each consisting of 100% analog voltage controlled oscillators, analog lowpass and highpass filter, noise generator, two ADSR envelopes and a VCA. 2 different presets can be layered, making richer sounds, but limiting voices amount to 4 per layer. Each layer has its own fully assignable velocity and poly-aftertouch controls and global MPE settings.

ISE-NIN features full MIDI/USB control and the ability to store 128 presets per bank across 10 banks. Sophisticated microtuning with a support of ODDSound MTS-ESP and a signature arpeggiator integrates this classic synth concept seamlessly into the future of your modern studio needs."

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Buchla Music Easel Clone

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This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"Roman clone ( modeled after the original 70's first easel, except it has an infinite sustain mod.

Boards built by Eric Logan of Low Gain Electronics (

Final calibration done by Dave at Modular Synthesis (

Power Supply

Infinite Sustain Modification"

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Deckard's Dream Fifty Patches

video upload by riotbell

"This is a demonstration of a patch set that I recently finished for the Deckard's Dream. I'm working on getting it uploaded for free download if anyone is interested.

Paul Schilling's original patch set is simply a master class, and arguably one of the best collection of presets I've ever encountered. Just did my best to expand on some of those ideas and explore the synth in a slightly different way.

Lots of spacey pads and mournful leads on tap. Not much in the way of bass or more traditional sounds.

As a whole, the Deckard's Dream seems to really excel at layered, nuanced, often delicate patches. It's certainly not as 'massive' as people seem to presume (or at least presume the CS-80 was). It produces some wonderful flute and woodwind sounds as well.

I shot this all in one take, and apologize for some of the Linnstrument noodling, there are definitely a few flubs and some shoddy playing scattered about. My apologies for that.

I gave most of these patches spacey sci-fi Blade Runner inspired names. Which I hope isn't too corny. Just kind of whatever popped into my head. Likewise, please forgive the top of my head from floating in and out of the frame at times. Making these videos has really given me an appreciation for all the little production issues you run into when creating Youtube content.

Hopefully the leveling is decent enough. I've noticed that Youtube compression really shaves off a lot of the high end sparkle that VCO analog synths really excel at. This synth sounds absolutely lovely in person.

Varying amounts of reverb provided by the Oto Bam.

Thanks for listening."

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Black Corporation Xerxes V1 w/ Original Box

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream Mk1 w/ Custom Wooden Case

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"The Black Corporation Deckard's Dream mk1 in excellent condition with one-of-a-kind custom wooden case.

DIYed by very experienced builder. I'm the first owner and it has worked perfectly 5 years. I used the synth extensively with MPE via a linnstrumwnt and it was a joy to play. I built it a fittingly handsome wood case out of cedar, walnut, and oak. The case fits the DDRM very well and the synth is securely mounted in the case with rack ears. One of the weaknesses of this synth design was that the voice cards could come loose. In this particular synth the voice cards are held in place with 3d printed cardholders.

Comes with: synth, case, power cable, long driver to install/remove synth from case, and the components needed to DIY the stereo mod to the synth."

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Black Corporation Ise-Nin Sound Test

video upload by Jarkko Tuohimaa

"Short sound test at SuperBooth 23 of Black Corporation Ise-Nin synthesizer."

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Black Corporation Introduces EXPANDER MK2

Press release follows:

Black Corporation is thrilled to introduce EXPANDER MK2, a revolutionary tabletop or 6U rack mount effects processor combining the magic of both analog and digital worlds. A major evolutionary leap from our original EXPANDER, MK2 takes multi-effects processing to new heights, boasting an incredibly flexible effects system that covers everything from reverb and delay to modulation and overdrive, and much more.

With line and HI-Z inputs, the EXPANDER MK2 is perfect for a diverse range of music producers, synthesizer users, guitarists, bassists, and live musicians looking to expand their sonic horizons. The stereo and dual-mono routings offer an immense range of connections, with each channel having its own distinct effects chain. The intuitive routing matrix array of LED tact switches lets you create an endless variety of effects chains, from sending a single source to multiple effects in parallel, to cascading them in series.

EXPANDER MK2’s interface takes a knob per function approach, allowing you to dive right into new sonic territories. You can easily save and recall all your settings as presets, with complete MIDI CC functionality, foot switch, and expression pedal inputs adding even more control possibilities.

Delay: The delay section is MIDI syncable, offering both digital and analog options. The digital delay is based on the legendary PCM42, with the same discrete 12-bit ADC/DACs, optical compressor, and filters as the original. Guidance from Gary Hall, the engineer behind the original unit, has resulted in a sound as close to the original rack as possible, with the added benefit of a modern CPU and expanded memory.The analog delay, using analog BBD circuitry, offers a warmer tone with up to 820 milliseconds of delay time. Both delays feature panning controls for added spatial motion.

Reverb: As on the delay, EXPANDER MK2 boasts both digital and analog options. The digital reverb is based on the lush and spacious 224, faithfully recreated by our friends at Meris. The spring reverb uses two 17” tanks (one for each channel) each equipped with an EQ and digital pre-delay section.

Modulator: The modulator is a ring modulator section with enhanced functionality. The first being a quadrant multiplier ring modulator for clean, modern silicon chip-based sounds, and the second, a vintage-style, harmonically rich transformer and diode based ring. The modulator also includes a reference oscillator with an attack and release envelope controlling its pitch, similar to that on DECKARDS’S DREAM’s predecessor, the CS-80.

Chorus: The chorus section features two distinct BBD chorus lines, with manual controls for speed and depth, to add subtle stereo widening or intense, turbulent animation. For fans of the classic four-button chorus, those presets are in there too! Phaser: The phaser section includes an analog OTA- based 12-stage phaser circuit for warm, psychedelic phaser effects, as well as an optical phaser to get a classic Krautrock sound.

Insert / Resonator: The Insert / Resonator section allows you to patch in outboard effects into any part of the effects chain. The resonator component can be used as a subtle EQ to sculpt the tone or can be modulated by the LFO section to create animated resonant or panning effects. The insert returns and sends can occur pre or post-resonator and can also be used as an extra input and output to route multiple signals. When used in parallel, these can turn EXPANDER MK2 into a 4-channel effects processor.

Overdrive: The overdrive section uses Korg’s groundbreaking Nu-Tube micro tube technology to add subtle texture and warmth to any sound, from guitars, synths, drum machines or vocals to anything in between. When pushed further, it can create screaming distortion, perfect for anyone looking to turn up the heat.

LFO: The LFO section features a multitude of LFO’s routable to nearly any destination of the other sections, adding life and movement throughout the signal path.

A convenient selection of connections on the back panel of EXPANDER MK2 includes balanced inputs and outputs, stereo send and return (via individual 1/4′′ jacks or using a common DB25 connector), expression and switch pedals, USB, and DIN MIDI. Additionally, the front includes a convenient HI-Z input for guitarists or any instrumentalist with quieter outputs to plug and play right away. EXPANDER MK2’s natural wood sides can be switched out for included rack ears.

EXPANDER MK2 is a vintage effects inspired powerhouse pushing the boundaries of sound in a

robust, studio form factor. Its hands on capabilities and nearly endless routing options make it an outstanding companion to any production or live set up!"

Thursday, May 04, 2023

ISE-NIN: A Jupiter-8 Replicant

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the Black Corporation ISE-NIN which is an 8-voice analogue synthesizer based on the Roland Jupiter-8 from 1981.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:07 Ise-Nin
1:41 Demo 1: Synth & Drums
2:26 What's Old?
3:44 Demo 2: Whimsy
4:52 What's New? Pt 1
5:42 Demo 3: Touche
6:11 What's New? Pt 2
7:08 Demo 4: Two's Company
8:04 Comparisons with a Jupiter-8
10:12 Comparison to a Super Jupiter
11:10 My Opinions
12:52 Outro Jam"

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