MATRIXSYNTH: New Synth Effects in 2020

Showing posts with label New Synth Effects in 2020. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Synth Effects in 2020. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

MOK Introduces Filtryg Professional Dual Filter Effect

MOK Filtryg Introduction

"MOK is excited to introduce Filtryg, a professional dual filter effect with deep sound sculpting features to aid in mixing, or add new dimensions in rhythm and timbre to recorded tracks. The integrated envelope follower, wide range LFOs, and MIDI keyboard tracking, each react to your playing as well as your source audio, forming an inspired filter effect that becomes a part of your performance.

The Filtryg dual filter effect plugin offers three filter types with a 12 dB State Variable Filter running in series or parallel with a choice of either 24 dB Ladder, or multiple modes of Biquad, each with their own personality and character. The State Variable Filter is continuously morph-able from Lowpass to Highpass filter modes, with either Bandpass or Notch in-between, while the Ladder and Biquad have a Drive control for extra punch and crunch on the output.

Filtryg’s visually striking interface offers a knob-based control surface, familiar to synthesists and effects users alike. The audio path, modulation routes, and their respective controls are all plainly visible and understandable from the front panel, enabling intuitive and speedy effect construction. It is possible to set up the harmonic-rich sound of audio rate filter FM, including assignable keyboard tracking, in just a few seconds. Finally, all of Filtryg’s parameters are available to automate from the plugin host.

Filtryg is compatible with AAX, AU and VST on Mac, PC and Linux, and is available now at


- Dual filter configuration in Series, Parallel or Mixed for flexible timbral shaping

- 12 dB State Variable Filter (LP, HP, BP, N), 24 dB Ladder Filter (LP, HP), and multiple Biquad Filter choices, each with distinct personality and character

- Morph knob morphs between State Variable Filter modes for dynamic filter variation

- Drive knob adds punch and crunch to the Ladder and Biquad Filter output

- Audio rate Filter FM enables unusual harmonic generation capabilities

- Keytrack modulation control for integrating keyboard performance

- Envelope Follower for direct interaction with input audio and sidechain pumping effects

- Tempo synchronized LFOs and threshold triggered Envelopes for rhythmic modulations

- Customizable color themes and language settings"



"I was tasked with designing a JAWS themed pedal as part of a birthday gift for a true fan of the movie.
This is what i came up with:

- pedal allows to endlesly loop the iconic music theme,

- play an instrument over it,
- add a few randomly chosen quotes from the movie,

- alter the music track with manual or envelope controlled lowpass filter.
Ontop of that the pedal works as a stereo plate reverb and can be used that way with all the background sounds switched off.

Uses Teensy4 as it's main audio engine.
... and being a birthday gift, has a few hidden easter eggs :)"

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Arturia Announces the Chorus JUN-6 as a Free Gift for the Holidays


"Chorus JUN-6 is modeled after the iconic stereo effect found in the Roland Juno series of analog polysynths from the ‘80s - your new favorite mix-widening, sound-enhancing tool. Reborn in exquisite sonic detail, there’s no catch, no trial version, no nonsense - just an awesome free effect for you to enjoy right now.

🎁 Download it for free until December 29th, 20 →"

Tutorials | Chorus JUN-6 - Overview

"In this tutorial we'll walk you through beautiful sound and authentic features of Chorus JUN-6, our own recreation of the iconic Juno effect. Arturia's Product Specialist Jacob showcases its many uses on various types of sounds (pads, guitars, basses, and more) and explores how you can use it in your production process - complete with a real song example at the end.

00:00 : Intro
01:01 : Front Panel Top
02:06 : Front Panel Bottom
02:23 : Chorus Modes I, II, I+II on Pad Sound
04:34 : Chorus Modes I, II, I+II on Guitar
06:19 : Chorus Modes I, II, I+II on Bass
07:36 : Chorus Modes I, II, I+II Explanation
08:13 : Manual Mode Explained + Sound Examples
12:30 : Real Case Track Use
15:01 : Outro"

Sinevibes Blend v2 - Multi-Voice Chorus


"Blend is a multi-voice chorus effect developed by Sinevibes. Available as AU+VST plugin for Mac. Product page:"

"Blend is a multi-voice chorus comprised of up to 16 separate layers. Each of them actually is a chorus effect on its own – complete with a dedicated modulation generator and a feedback loop. Even with all 16 layers activated, the resulting mix is dense yet always silky smooth and musical – thanks to clever proportional modulation phase offsets. Blend also has three different interpolation algorithms, each giving it a slightly different sound character. And as much as it excels at creating delicious chorus and ensemble effects of many, many styles, Blend’s unusual flexibility allows it to easily go into much further territory, so effects like vibrato, tape wow, flanger, smear, dissonance, even reverb – are just a few tweaks away.

Monday, December 14, 2020

i-nstruments SX-I Effector / Synthesizer (MK2)

More effects box than synthesizer. Above is a playlist of demos. Below are some pics and specs. This is the first i-nstruments post on the site.

via this auction

i-nstruments® SX-I Effector / Synthesizer (MK2) A revolutionary audio instruments company. Made in Italy. Functionality:
● Stackable STEREO effects
● F-RAM (low latency)
● 3 stackable DELAY (Max time 6.000ms)w/ TAP tempo.
● TAPE DELAY *only in PRO version
● REVERB (Max time 10sec.)
● LFO and VCF
● HiPass/LowPass FILTERS with 5db RESONANCE (total cutoff)
● Microcontrolled SYNTHESIZER
● Pink / White NOISE
● DRUMS Synth
● Synthesizer FM / AM (2 VCO)
● Full MIDI mapping
● Sync to the beat with MIDI Clock
● Internal EEPROM (editable preset)
● OLED Display
● 2 ENCODER 18 pulses with SWITCH button
● Switch Efx / Synth
● MIDI IN / OUT JACK 3,5 mm
● USB for MIDI connection (class compliant) or EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
● INTERNAL BATTERY (+48hr of use)
● Dimensions: 4.7" (120 mm) x 4.7" (120 mm) x 1.5" (40 mm)1.1 lb (500 gr)
● Material: IRON and WOOD SIDE ALPS Potentiomenter Alluminium Ergonomic KNOBS OLED Display

Friday, November 20, 2020

Smith's original polyphonic synthesizer

PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

"I played Smith's original polyphonic synthesizer 'Smith No. 1' (I named it myself) with a wireless MIDI adapter and Qden-kun, which was made by Smith(2)"

PikoPiko brought us the Prophet-Mini posted here.

They also shared the following REON LEGEND driftbox prototype video on their channel:

REON driftbox prototype
2018/05/27 梅田ナカイ楽器にて

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Flamma FS02 reverb pedal with a Sub37

Richard DeHove

"A new pedal by a pretty new company. I bought this because it was super-cheap, but also because it was true stereo with knob-per-function. Turns out it was pretty good. Well, except for the "Mod" style which added a weird high frequency noise.

0:00 Intro blather and knob functions
1:18 Room
1:55 Saving a preset
2:36 Hall
4:17 Church
6:58 Cave
9:00 Plate
10:35 Spring
12:16 Mod

This isn't a full run through of every knob combination, just a feel for what it sounds like with some typical synth sounds. The levels vary a bit but that's what happens with different sounds, especially with a Moog filter! I tried to balance things as best I could but didn't use anny processing of any sort on the sound (no EQ, no limiter, no compressor etc). Finally, I have no affiliation with Flamma or any other company and I paid full price for the pedal (US$78 including delivery!)

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++ Details & Demos

Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++
Strymon NightSky – In-Depth Tour with Sound Designer Pete Celi
Strymon NightSky – Sequencer Examples Demo
Strymon NightSky – Audio Examples Demo

Initial pics previously posted here.

Some details via Strymon:

"Time-Warped Reverberator.
Create vast soundscapes with just a few notes from your instrument. Apply mind-bending pitch and harmonic manipulation to your reverb tails, with synth-like filter sweeps. Enter a world of new sounds that blow away the boundaries of what is possible with reverb. With pioneers and adventurous sonic explorers in mind we created a reverb pedal that can go where none have gone before.

Monday, September 07, 2020

New Trogotronic 658 Mother Mutant Control


658 Mother Mutant Control Overview
658 Mother Mutant Drive Control
658 Mother Mutant FX Mode

New HEXE FX - Sound Cartridge - Chiptune Pedal

HEXE FX - Sound Cartridge - Controls pz314

"Instructional video about basic operation and all the features packed into knobs on the Sound Cartrige chiptune pedal

0:00 Intro
1:18 Wave
4:18 Env
5:34 Vib/Arp
7:48 Filter
8:18 Freeze function

It is part 1 only, will be followed by more videos explaining the use and programming of the expression pedal, using presets and external footswitches to expand the the number of sounds availave on ... foot?
Into music recorded with the pedal, drums made with MilkyTracker."

Friday, July 24, 2020

Space Echo RE-201 vs AudioThing Outer Space - Hardware vs Plugin Comparison


"Space Echo Plugin:

0:00 Intro
0:04 Snare - Echo
1:08 Snare - Spring Reverb
1:24 Guitar - Echo"

"Outer Space is a faithful emulation plugin of a famous vintage tape echo made in the early seventies.

As the original unit, Outer Space features a tape echo section with three playback heads and a spring reverb tank.

We have modelled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback.

We have also modelled the ballistic response of the delay rate (repeat rate) which can create eerie pitch shifts (due to the Doppler effect), one of the classic tape echo-based sound effects."

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Beetronics - Swarm - Fuzz Synthesizer

Dennis Kayzer

"Guitar Effects Pedal Demo - Beetronics - Swarm - Fuzz Synthesizer"

"The Swarm is an Analog Fuzz Harmonizer that sounds like a thousand killer bees coming to get you!

It basically turns your input signal into a square wave, than multiplies and divides the frequency of that wave, giving you nine possible harmonies in two different octaves. Modulation is applied to the harmonies making them go from a nearly perfect tracking harmony, to a wild and uncontrollable swarm of mad bees.

The WORKER sets the level of your input signal, now fuzzy and buzzy. The SPECIES allows you to select between 9 different intervals for your harmonies. The QUEEN and DRONE set the levels for each of the harmonies that stay one octave apart.

The FLIGHT and STING control the modulation applied to the harmonies. They are highly interactive controls and you will find many different sounds by just messing with these. STING sets how fast or slow the harmonies will follow your playing. Turn it CCW for it to feel like the harmonies sting you at every note you play. Turn it CW and the harmonies will sound like a drunk bee hovering up and down around the root. FLIGHT will set the response of the modulation. CCW the harmonies will keep it oscillating up and down, while CW it will glide and hold from one note to the next.

The MASTER control will set your output volume.

With all that said, no matter how one tries to explain the theory and what each control does, the Swarm is best when played by instinct. Mess with every control until you find a tone that you like and let the bees take you to sonic places you've never been!

True Bypass

Hand made in California.


Monday, June 22, 2020

Synth Rorschach #74: Mooer E7 Synth Polyphonic Guitar Synthesizer Pedal

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Giving this one the Synth Rorschach label for the look of this pedal. It's like a Waldorf Q and MFB Dominion Club had a baby.

This is the first one to be featured on the site. Below is a quick intro video from Mooer.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Random Source Haible Krautrock Phaser

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via this auction

I believe this is the first one to be featured on the site.

"This listing is for a 2020 build of the Random Source Haible Krautrock Phaser, featuring a super-deluxe Van Daal Electronics Compact Phasing ‘X’ enclosure, original-spec incandescent bulbs, WIMA capacitors, Alpha pots, lovely Apem skirted knobs, etc. This unit also has rear switches for LFO/Manual and 2/4/6-stage selection. It has been tested fully working and ships calibrated with the IEC power cable required for operation.

PLEASE NOTE that this unit was built for North American standard voltage (120VAC) and will require a step-up transformer to work overseas.

The Gerd Schulte Compact Phasing ‘A’ is a legendary effect first built in Germany in 1972. Its ultra-thick, swirling sound can be heard on virtually every noteworthy electronic and rock record to emerge during that era, with acts such as Tangerine Dream making it a defining aspect of their sound. In 2007, Juergen Haible reverse-engineered the Schulte Phaser and made several noteworthy improvements, giving a new generation of musicians access to this timeless phaser."

Monday, June 08, 2020

One-off MDMAFX Dual Uglyface Custom Fuzz Distortion Noise Synth tabletop pedal

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via this auction

"One-off MDMAFX Dual Uglyface Custom Fuzz Distortion Noise tabletop pedal. This is a very odd dual distortion pedal that I had made by MDMAFX several years ago. It’s based on their Uglyface fuzz design but doubled everything with extra switches and 4 LFO’s! Designed for tabletop use. Gotten sounds out of it that I’ve never heard before, strange metallic oscillations and grindy high harmonics. I don’t even know how everything works, it was a highly experimental build. Some cosmetic wear from smoke-free studio usage. Takes a standard Boss 9v power supply."

Thursday, June 04, 2020

8BitM8 - Hardware Bit Crusher with Arcade Button

Published on Jun 4, 2020 midierror
Update: Re-Published on Jun 5, 2020

via tindie

"The 8BitM8 is a brand new bit-crusher pedal inspired by the tonal qualities of vintage samplers, MPCs and the love of lo-fi sounds. It comes hand made in a rugged metal enclosure packed with high quality components which include a genuine arcade button.

Hardware bit crushers are hard to come by and are often simply 'sample rate reducers' without any effect on the number of bits. The 8BitM8 is a fully digital bit crusher with settings for 4, 6 and 8-Bit - meaning the sounds of early samplers, lofi keyboards and digital effect units at your fingertips.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Electro Lobotomy Feedback Device 1

Published on May 23, 2020 electro lobotomy

"DFAM into the electro lobotomy feedback device. The feedback device is now available with CV inputs and an additional 3.5mm output which can be used to modulate itself.. Now listed in my etsy shop:"

via Etsy

"Super Filthy Feedback Device / Signal Destroyer with control voltage inputs and a 3.5mm copy of the output, which can be used as a CV source.

* Gain knob + 3.5mm CV in
* Feedback Knob + 3.5mm CV in
* Squelch Knob + 3.5mm CV in
* Volume Knob + 3.5mm CV in
* Mode Switch
* Stomp Box style effect on / off switch
* 1/4" input
* 1/4" output
* 3.5mm Output
*9V DC power jack ( tip = - , sleeve = + )

**Battery power adaptor is included."

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Published on Mar 25, 2020 Cray

"POLY Effects is an Australian pedal company. You can create your own effect via modular patching.! 4 mono in/out , 2x Stereo i/o or Quad!"

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hologram Electronics Microcosm

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Hologram Electronics

Hologram Electronics

"Introducing MICROCOSM, a new effects toolkit for adventurous musicians.

Microcosm rearranges and reinterprets your sound in new and exciting ways using a variety of granular sampling, delay, and looping techniques. Cascading microloops can be locked into tight tap-tempo synced rhythms, diffused into glacial ambient textures, woven into hypnotic drones, and much more.

Microcosm's 11 groundbreaking effects (with a total of 44 preset variations) allow you to slice, stretch, rearrange, and manipulate your playing in musical ways. Tweak the sound further using Microcosm's built-in pitch modulation, lush stereo reverb (with 4 selectable modes), and resonant lowpass filter.

When you’ve found a sound you like, the built-in stereo phrase looper can capture up to 60 seconds of your performance and even allows for layering phrases from different effects. All loops, overdubs, and settings can be saved and recalled later using the pedal’s 16 user presets."

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Moog Music Announces the Return of the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder

"The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder Returns

After more than 40 years, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder is officially back in production.

Originally introduced in 1978 (and heard most famously on the title track of Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2), the instrument has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for decades.

The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits, derived from the original schematic, are hand-soldered at the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to preserve the original instrument’s classic sound."

via Moog Music

"The history of the vocoder is as unique as the sound it produces.

In the 1930s, Bell Labs introduced the technology as a telecommunications device that could deconstruct the most fundamental elements of human speech and then reconstruct a new electronically synthesized voice. During WWII, the US military used this advancement to electronically encode classified audio messages that could be reconstituted on the receiving end.

Over the following decades, music technologies would explore the artistic applications of the vocoder, whose robotic vocal articulations would soon find their way into mainstream music, television, films, and games. The influential sound machine has been used by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Dr. Dre, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and many more.

The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder, originally introduced in 1978 (and heard most famously on the title track of Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2), has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for decades.

With the instrument’s reintroduction, Moog Music has gone to great lengths to ensure that this distinct electronic voice carries on. Derived from the original vintage schematic, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand-soldered at the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to preserve the original instrument’s classic sound. Updated mechanical connectors and a modern power supply improve reliability and long-term serviceability while ensuring that the analog soul of this instrument—and its unique character and idiosyncrasies—remains unchanged."

Moses Sumney | Conveyor at the Moog Sound Lab

Published on Feb 4, 2020

'Moses Sumney, accompanied by a full band, recently visited the Moog Sound Lab in Asheville, North Carolina to perform a reimagination of 'Conveyor' from his forthcoming album ‘græ.’

In this rendition of the unreleased track, Sumney processes his vocals through the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder, using the Matriarch synthesizer to serve as the vocoder’s carrier signal in order to transform and resynthesize his voice. Sumney also incorporates a looper pedal to manipulate both the dry and vocoded vocals, creating rhythmic patterns throughout the track. He is accompanied by Zach Cooper on bass, Mike Haldeman on guitar, Darian Thomas on violin, and Ian Chang on drums and sensory percussion.

Moses Sumney’s upcoming release includes collaborations with a diverse array of contributors and is his first work to be written in his new home of Asheville, North Carolina—also the home of Moog Music Inc. Double LP græ will be released via Jagjaguwar Records, with the first part due digitally this month; the second part, as well as the physical album, will be available May 15th."

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