MATRIXSYNTH: New Makers in 2018

Showing posts with label New Makers in 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Makers in 2018. Show all posts

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Polymorph Desktop Analog Synthesizer from Nave Electronics

Polymorph Analog Synthesizer from Nave, Promo Video

Published on Oct 31, 2018 Nave Electronics

"We are glad to present our new analog synthesizer called Polymorph!
Polymorph is a analog synthesizer which is based on original circuit ideas of famous Polyvox synthesizer. It has the same sound character, and also it has a lot of interesting extra features."

Presentation. February 2019. Polymorph - analog synthesizer.

Published on Dec 31, 2018 Nave Electronics

"Hey Guys!

In February 2019, our product will be presented.

Have a good sound for everyone and Happy New Year! :)"


Wonder if they know about the Quasimidi Polymorph. How many synths out there have the exact same name?

Friday, December 21, 2018

UNCPROP FamilyTool – Modular Synthesizer Extension for Moog's DFAM, Mother-32 & More


"It will ship ready to play starting approximately July 2019. And here’s what it does:


6 A/B switches for up to six switchable routings
2 of which are OR-logic mixers
No external power source needed*
Passive MULT (1:4 or 2x1:2)
Patching fun with 24 I/Os

Fits eurorack modules up to 20hp and 35mm depth (e.g. Clouds and MATHS)
Perfectly fits DFAM/Mother-32 and
Is a great addition to any other semi-modular synth
For heavy users & beginners
StretchGoal: internal PSU
Then also works as a standalone eurorack case/effects unit
Handcrafted wooden panels (walnut)
*The MULT-OR-SWITCH module operates passively. To power other eurorack modules, we have planned an internal PSU (Power Supply Unit) as a stretch goal – please see below.
The FamilyTool will be assembled by hand in Munich, Germany."

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Soundmit 2018 - Marco Del Fiasco - Audiolino Brick

Premiered 7 hours ago SOUNDMIT

Soundmit 2018 - 3/4 Nov 2018


Audiolino is a young Italian company that is dedicated to the world of makers. With this first project, Brick, the makers have the ability to make guitar effects and much more, all without writing a line of code!

Soundmit 2018 - Overview

Esponi al Soundmit 2019!
Contattaci all'indirizzo

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Selbstbau DIY Modular-Synthesizer & Sequenzer

Published on Dec 16, 2018 stoermer72

1. DIY Modular Analog Synthesizer
Selbstbau Modular-Synthesizer & Sequenzer
2. DIY Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer & Analog 16 Step Sequencer
Selbstgebauter modularer Analog Percussion Synthesizer und Analog 16 Step Sequenzer in Aktion.
Von der Idee bis zur Fertigstellung der Geräte hat es etwa ein Jahr
3. Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer : Sounds for sampling
Some drum sound examples made with my Modular Percussion Synth.

Bass Drums,Toms,Klicks,Klacks,Snares,HiMetals and HiHats

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Juzisound Total SOLO Sampler for East European Balkan Regions

Another interesting item spotted by swissdoc.

via Juzisound:

"Small and powerful sampler device specialized for playing ethno solo sounds. This device is specially created to use in East European Balkan regions. Also is very useful for musicians from Turkey, Greece, Arab or Middle East regions. If you play that kind of music, this device is best for you!"

Unlimited Sample Memory

Yes - Really unlimited sample memory! This device is created with new technology and new conception! Juzisound Total SOLO Sampler don`t use RAM memory for loading samples. All samples are played in True Real Time DIRECTLY from an SD Card! This new technology allows using extremely massive sample libraries. The size of the sample is limited only by the size of the SD Card in use. For the time being, the sampler accept SD cards with capacity up to 64GB, but there will be no problem in future to add support for newest and biggest SD cards.

Portamento / Oscillator Modes

In this device Juzisound implements many types of specialized Oscillator Modes, specially created for use in Ethno solo music. Many types of Portamento with full set of parameters are supported, including very popular Yamaha DX, Casio CZ, KORG and original and very useful JS and JS2 portamento. This JS and JS2 portamento have special technology for smooth sample to sample transition, and this kind of portamento is not available in any other hardware keyboards. Additionally to portamento modes, the sampler has many special oscillator engines (combination between specially prepared samples and additional software processing), specialized for playing Saxophones, Clarinets, Solo String instruments, Bouzoukis and many more.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

OlllAudio-Minimoog Filter/ARP 4075 Filter - unboxing Eurorack modules

Published on Nov 29, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Today, the mail surprised us and provided an amazing delivery from OlllAudio Eurorack Modules straight from Saint Petersburg from Russia.

We are very happy because there were 4 amazing modules inside of which two of them are filters based on great vintage equipment and just one on Minimoog which is famous analog filter for modular synthesizers, the scheme was created in the 70s by Robert Arthur Moog, and the other one, filter based on ARP 4075 and this is a replica of the famous ARP Filter schematic with styroflex capacitors and main-chip which has been maked in 80-s. Both filters are provided for the creation of 'Very Fat specific sound', additionally there is one here module Ring modulation -At the heart of device is the strong transistor schematic which have maximum analogue sound ,and one multiple which of course, will always increase our eurorack system for multi conections and more combine modulation.
we opened the package from OlllAudio Eurorack Modules and today we have a small movie showing these modules and a small filtering Filter based on the classic Minimoog from the 70s.

As you can see, the sound is fat, but it's the beginning, because it's a small unpacking with a sound demo. We have already checked the ARP 4075 Filter and it's definitely awesome.

OIIIAudio certainly has a strong and thick analog sound and only classic Vintage equipment.

It is also worth checking the sale which is on a few selected modules on the official website"

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


video upload by A Magic Pulsewave


HEAR, IT IS: the production version of MELODY ORACLE, the first in a line of musical instruments from A MAGIC PULSEWAVE ESOTERIC ELECTRONICS. HAND-ASSEMBLED IN THE USA.

$333 + $15 shipping. Order via direct message or email

MELODY ORACLE is a "musical pattern divination system" AKA "spirit organ" with a game board-style interface, and a MELORHYTHMIC pattern generation method not found on any other sequencer.

MELODY ORACLE is rhythmic, logical, and musical, yet is continually surprising and inspiring in its generations. The border of chaos and order. The meeting of known and unknown.

MELODY ORACLE can be used standalone as a COSMIC MUSIC RECEIVER, or interfaced as a melodic or rhythmic source in an existing electronic music setup. Tuning is completely variable.

The box includes a 14 page graphic instruction manual, a power supply, and 30 solid metal MELORHYTHMIC FUNNELS, used to resonate MELODY ORACLE with the MELORHYTHMIC WAVELENGTHS OF THE UNIVERSE.

Two eight-sided dice (included) can be used by any number of players to INVOKE THE ENDLESS SONG OF COSMIC ORDER AND CHAOS.

MELODY ORACLE has 8 multiturn fine tuners, a 1/4" audio line out and an "AMP LINK" port for interfacing with future AMP instruments and third-party synthesizer equipment.

9 units are available now for $333 each, and can be shipped in time for the holiday season. We expect to sell out of those. Preorders (with a $111 deposit) will be accepted after that and will be assembled and shipped within one month of the time of order.

A built-in speaker version (for more $) and kit version (for less $) are also available. Contact for more info.

The next release from AMP ESOTERIC ELECTRONICS will be a breakout box for triggering external/standard synthesizer equipment from MELODY ORACLE. Future harmonic accompaniment, amplification, light, and sound shaping devices are also in the works.



Info, user manual, and instructional videos at"

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mrseri uO_c Micro Ornament & Crime

Published on Nov 26, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"The mrseri uO_c is a micro 8hp version of the Ornament & Crime multi function module. This module has many modes including sequencers, shift registers, quantizers, envelope generators and more. We used four of the modes in this video.

The Intellijel Planar is used for sequencing, the Dixie II and Rubicon 2 as oscillators, for filters we used the Morgasmatron and Joranalogue Filter 8, and the Strymon Magneto adds delay and reverb.

uO_c available here:"

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"The mrseri uO_c is a compact, and stylish take on the open-source Ornament & Crime multi-function module. Using just four trigger/gate inputs, four CV inputs, two encoders and menu up/down buttons, the uO_c accomplishes a huge number of complex modulation tasks. Using its simple menu, a user can easily get the uO_c to function as a quantized shift register, quad envelope generator, quadrature LFO, quad 16-step sequencer, chord sequencer, and even an 8-bit sound source! From a utility standpoint, the uO_c is also invaluable for its precision voltage generation mode, which is essential when calibrating other modules. Ornament & Crime truly is a module which amplifies the capabilities of every module around it, leaving many users to wonder how they ever patched without one.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Tokyo Tape Music Center Dual Sine/Sawtooth Generator Model 158 - Buchla 100 Eurorack Module

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

Tokyo Tape Music Center is a play on the San Francisco Tape Music Center. This is the first one featured on the site.

"Tokyo Tape Music Center - Dual Sine/Sawtooth Generator Model 158 - Buchla 100 eurorack style. Factory build, not DIY.

Excellent dual oscillator, captures the 100 sound. Waveshape & FM on each oscillator. Runs at Buchla's standard 1.2v/Oct, unlike the majority of euro modules. It's easy to convert incoming voltage to this standard with Disting, Synovatron interface, or Ornament & Crime. External control does require a voltage offset, just like the 100 series did. TTMS makes a version of the 156 voltage processor, or you can use any other processor with offset.

The Tokyo Tape Music Center stuff is beautiful and well built. You won't be disappointed. This one didn't fit into my workflow like I'd hoped, but I'm sad to let it go."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Standalone Physical Modelling Synthesizer - Monash Final Year Project 2018

Published on Nov 20, 2018 Valerian McCaskill

"My FYP Video for ECE4096"

New maker to keep an eye out for. :)

uJove - Micro version of Jove multimode filter (with positive feedback mod)

Published on Nov 20, 2018 Shay Shezifi

"Plum Audio uJove is 8hp version of Jove - Multimode filter By System 80 that is inspired by the Roland Jupiter 6 filter.
uJuve is exactly the same circuit as the original 14 hp Juve with the same amazing sound.
2 extra modifications have been added to increase the sound variety:
1. When no jack is plugged in to input 2 Positive feedback from the output to input 2 is activated. the feedback level can be controlled by LEVEL 2 knob.
2. Input 2 level knob can add 6dB of gain, 0dB on the middle, +6dB (clipping) when fully clockwise.
4 Leds of the original 14 hp Jove replaced by one RGB Led
Modes colours:
RED - LP24
uJove will be available only as DIY project, soon at Pusherman and eurorack DIY stores."

This is the first Plum Audio post. The original Jove was by System 80 (more posts & demos here).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Shapeshifter DIY Open Source Drummachine by Faselunare

Published on Nov 14, 2018 Faselunare

"Shapeshifter is an Open Source Drummachine by At his core there is the powerful Teensy 3.6 board.

"SHAPESHIFTER is a mouldable DIY Drum Machine with the powerful Teensy development board at his CORE. The name SHAPESHIFTER was given for its open source nature that is always evolving and changing.

With the basic firmware, the drum feature 4 drum voices with sixteen different samples for each voice, independent pattern length, each drum voice can change pattern between four patterns, low pass filter knob, BPM knob and bitcrusher knob.

As it is an Open Source and Open Hardware project, everyone can edit the code, experimenting with the onboard breadboard and build their own expansion boards.

COMING SOON - SHAPESHIFTER will be sold in kit, with all the components necessary for its assembly (excluding the Teensy 3.6 which must be purchased separately). A support forum will be launched to encourage users to develop new features, new expansions and share them with the community.

Through Hole Technology
32 bit 180 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor with floating point unit
16 steps keys
4 tracks keys
1 function key
1 play/stop key
16 step leds
4 track leds
1 function led
1 play/stop led
3 assignable knobs
1 170 points breadboard
1 slot for custom expansion boards"

Silicon Labs MusicKeyboard-EK

Here's an odd find sent in via MATRIXSYNTH reader Kaden who had the following to say about it:

"This isn't really a synth... more of a controller development toolkit apparently, but by far, it's weird. It's a Silicon Labs QuickSense Music Keyboard with accompanying Toolstick [USB] dongle. Aside from the descriptive PDF I've attached, there's no information whatsoever available about it; the site has been wiped clean of all mention, and there's no sign of the requisite software package *anywhere*.

Capacitive keyboard, and the graphics seem to indicate 12 buttons, a slider, and a rotary controller, all capacitive, with a few position indicator leds scattered about, all in a USB powered package about 1/8" thick. I plugged it in and it lights up, but I can't be arsed figuring out how to access it without the dedicated software.

I pulled this out of a gaylord full of scrap salvaged from a company that manufactures radar detectors; I guess one of the R&D grunts there dabbled in music software development."

You can find screenshots of the complete PDF here in this post. The following is from page 4:

"The Music Keyboard application plays musical notes and other sounds whenever a user presses a capacitive sensing key on the Music Keyboard. Figure 4 shows an example of the Music Keyboard application when connected to a Music Keyboard EK. To connect the Music Keyboard to the application, follow these instructions.

1. Run the Music Keyboard application, which is found by clicking StartSilicon LaboratoriesMusic Keyboard App.
2. Click OptionsKeyboard Input... and select the connected Toolstick Base Adapter from the list. The ToolStick Base Adapter will be a device on the list that begins with the letters “TS”.

For detailed instructions describing how to use Music Keyboard Application, see the application’s Help documentation
Note: The Music Keyboard Application uses MIDI sound information that is included with a PC’s sound card. To hear notes when keys are pressed, the PC being used must have the capability of playing MIDI sounds, and the audio must be enabled and audible."

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Bizarre Jezabel Chloe (English)

Published on Nov 8, 2018 temaniak

Analog Modular "Effect Processor"

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Custom West Coast Modular by Senor, from Russia with Love!

S3n0Я Serge Generator Published on Jul 15, 2018 temaniak

"Hardcore review of Custom Eurorack Serge panel. In Russian (subs soon)

Patches starts from 6:03

Envelope + LFO 6:03
VCO + FM VCO 12:24
LPG + VCF 18:56
Clock generator + Divider 29:19
Generative trigger sequencer 33:17
Envelope Follower 38:00
VC "Bitcrusher" 41:59
Sub-oscillator 48:24
Sample & Hold 52:22
Comlex Random 55:31
Generative Voltage Sequencer 58:40"

S3n0Я Complex Generator

Published on Nov 2, 2018 temania

"Custom West Coast unit by Senor. From Russia with Love!"

Monday, November 05, 2018

Midilar & VCV Rack - First Patch

Published on Nov 5, 2018 Omri Cohen

"A few days ago I got a prototype of Midilar, a modular MIDI controller. You can switch between modules and customize it, and it can control anything that can be controlled by MIDI, like DAWs, Soft Synths, and Hardware. This video is my first patch with it using VCV Rack, and I'm controlling Plaits (Macro Oscillator 2) and Grids (Topograph) from Mutable Instruments, Plateau from Valley, Trummor 2 and Tangents from Vult, and the Delay from AS.
I have it assigned to various parameters in VCV Rack, and I'm playing everything live.
Here is how the patch looks like -"

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Bryan Day Rotowhiskers [Episode 90]

Published on Nov 4, 2018 CatSynth TV

"A demo of the Rotowhisker, a new creation by musical-instrument inventor Bryan Day. This is Day's first instrument that is available for purchase.

You can find out more about Bryan Day and his instruments at If you are interested in finding out about purchasing a Rotowhisker, please use the Contact button.

"Bryan Day is a improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. His work involves combining elements of the natural and man-made world using field recordings, custom audio generation software and homemade instruments. Day’s work explores the parallels between the patterns and systems in nature to those in contemporary society."

For more experimental music and instruments, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Rava Yamana - The Ultimate VST-Synthesizer Midi Controller?

Published on Nov 4, 2018 Rava

"The Ultimate USB VST-Synthesizer Midi Controller called the 'Rava - Yamana'
Available as a (230€) DIY Kit and in a limited number ready to use. Check out the Indigogo capaign:"

"The Rava Yamana - A USB midi controller specifically made for VST-Synthesizers.
While most midi controllers are either designed in a one for all or mixer specific design, this midi controller is for VST-Synthesizers. It is aimed to allow the user to design sounds with analog-style VST-Synthesizers as close to hardware as possible.

DIY-Kit and limited number Ready-to-use devices
60 Knobs!
Analog Synth Style Front Panel helps you to build muscle-memory
Less screen, more sound
USB, class compliant, no drivers for Windows, Linux and Mac
Bus powered
Configurable via WebInterface - (if needed)
Easy to build
Based on Open Deck by Shantea Controls (included)
What We Need & What You Get
You get:

A DIY Kit with all necessary components
Complicated electronics are assembled (Open Deck Controller Board)
Step by Step Build Description Videos
VST-Synthesizer specific presets for the Rava Yamana downloads via website
Support Forum
Whats up to you:

200 Kits/pieces have to be sold to achieve this price. Share, share, share!
Soldering rotary encoders, potentiometers and connectors
Screwing stuff together, putting on knobs.
Sanding and oiling the wooden side pieces.
You need solder, a soldering iron and a variety of screw drivers.
No warranty, but our and community support on the build.

The Price
To make one controller costs about 500$. Only at a scale of 200 pieces can we lower the price to about half that. We would love to offer it even cheaper, but it is not possible without significant loss of quality. So many rotary knobs and encoders have their price, as well as the front panel, the circuit board etc. Nevertheless at about 4E per knob of this controller, it is not more expensive than other midi controllers..."

Monday, October 22, 2018

Teil1 Keinedelay Playable Delay

Published on Oct 22, 2018 Perfect Circuit

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"This delay effect from Teile is a stereo delay designed for DJ use with arcade style buttons for tap tempo and punching the effect in and out. The delay also works great with synths or in the send of your mixer in a live synth setup. We used the Korg Volca Kick as the sound source for this video.

Black Teil1 Keinedelay available here:
Silver Teil1 Keinedelay available here:"

"The Teil1 Keinedelay is a compact DJ effects box that simulates a tape delay and sports 4 knobs that's great for a variety of live performance effects to give any DJ set a little flair. Inspired by the Boss DD-7 Delay, the Teil1 can loop up to 12-seconds and has intricate parameterized timing selection. MOM stands for momentary, when this is activated signal only is sent to the FX loop when on. When FX effects from mixers are not enough, reach for the Teil1.


Knobs for FX, Feedback, Time, Speed,
Analog/digital switch
Loop Mode

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Nerd On The Wire PolyMod open source modular synthesizer (Hackaday Prize 2018 finals entry)

Published on Oct 21, 2018 Nerd On The Wire

"This is my entry video for the Hackaday Prize 2018 finals. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners of the musical instrument category, so I've made a more detailed video of my project for the finals. My project page is here:"


1. PolyMod open source modular synthesizer (Hackaday Prize 2018 finals entry)
2. PolyMod (polyphonic digital modular synthesizer) basic functionality
3. PolyMod demo track (Hackaday Prize entry)
4. Hackaday Prize PolyMod video build log #2
5. Hackaday Prize PolyMod breadboard demo
6. DIY Digital Modular Synth In-Depth Explanation
7. DIY Digital Modular Synth Prototype

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

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