MATRIXSYNTH: New Tools in 2015

Showing posts with label New Tools in 2015. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Tools in 2015. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NSFW: A New Device From with the Oddest Product Name Ever?

Metasonix gets a run for it's money in the offensive product name category. This one in via @midi_error, via

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Matrix-6G - Oberheim Matrix-6/6R Plug-in Editor for Reaper

Testing the Matrix-6G: "Tony Later" by Mister 1-2-3-4

Published on Dec 19, 2015 Mister 1-2-3-4

"I recently finished programming the 'Matrix-6G' plug-in for Reaper using JS, Reaper's open source plug-in architecture. It provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for remotely editing sounds on vintage Oberheim Matrix-6/6R analog synthesizers. All the powerful features that are hidden within the Matrix's convoluted menu structure are made easily accessible on a single screen. The GUI also allows many important parameters to be edited with envelopes, external controls, and parameter modulation. As a road-test for the GUI, I created this track. All sounds, apart from the vocal snippets, were created by my Matrix-6R plus effects pedals (Moogerfooger Analog Delay, Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe and Worm, and Tech 21 Boost R.V.B. You can download the plug-in for free at"

Patchblocks Keyblock - First Prototype

Published on Dec 22, 2015 Patchblocks

"Here you can see the first working prototype of the upcoming Keyblock. Thanks to J S for sharing your DIY version earlier this month."

Monday, December 21, 2015

Isotonik Studios Releases Novation Circuit Editor

via Isotonik

When the Novation Circuit first got pushed across our desk we just got it, in minutes we had a simple tune up and playing whereas with other synths we’d hit brick walls after an hour of fiddling and then we’d pull the plug on the project without finding that spark of inspiration!

Novation then invited us to their head office in High Wycombe to finish work they’d started in an Max patch that would edit the inbuilt sounds for Synth’s ONE and TWO. It was ground we’d trod before in our work with LaunchSync and the LaunchControl XL Step Sequencer, however nothing would prepare us for how deep this one went…

After a few beta rounds of testing, it became apparent that we could develop something pretty special. We’d need a little more help from the team behind the development of the Circuit though. So after a few lengthy Skype sessions the gauntlet was set down…

We all agreed that we wanted to unlock the potential behind the Circuit and develop an Editor that would allow the user to fine tune or completely reshape the onboard sounds. Novation began by developing the latest firmware based on our requests, then we set about providing bi-directional feedback from the unit to the Editor, the advantage of being able to edit the Factory Settings and save them back to session slots was soon surpassed with the ability to overwrite the patches stored in the Circuits ROM. You got two Nova Synths and a bank of 64 patches to play with so that should be plenty!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Elektron Audio/CV Split Cable Kit

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Elektron

"The Audio/CV Split Cable Kit is a multi-purpose cable and connector solution suitable for a wide range of applications.

More info at"

"Audio/CV Split Cable Kit

A multi-purpose cable and connector solution

The Audio/CV Split Cable Kit makes the studio work run smooth. It is
suitable for a wide range of applications and especially ideal for:

Analog Rytm users wanting to connect the dual mono separate voice out
jacks to a mixer or sound card.

Analog Four users wanting to sequence external analog gear with the
dual CV/Gate outputs.

Octatrack users wanting to sample from consumer electronic devices
featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Modular users wanting a signal splitting solution essentially
functioning as a 4 × output multiple module.

In the box:
1 × cable adapter module, featuring a 3.5mm stereo plug and 2 × 3.5mm and
2 × 1/4” mono jacks
1 × 3.5mm to 1/4” headphone plug adapter
2 × 3.5mm to 1/4” TR cables"

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Elektron Overhub

Published on Dec 15, 2015 Elektron

"Overhub, a 7 port USB 3.0 hub featuring Multi TT technology. A USB hub for the modern studio."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer - Midi Editor " TR-8 EFX.Remote" PC / MAC

Published on Dec 14, 2015 mller30161

"I developed an Midi Editor / Controller for the Drum Synth Roland Aira TR-8.
By using the Editor you can adjust the TR-8 Controller and change them when you play in studio or live.

- Control the TR-8 from PC / MAC
- VST and Standalone version
- Assign and record slider movements in a DAW like Ableton Live.
- Easy access to the Scatter type and Drum Kit
- Drum-Pads
- X-Y Pads for effective operation

My Homepage:

Price: 5,-€

Thanks, Momo"

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New FATCORE Semi-Modular Synth & CY-CLONE Sequencer by EnsureSound

Semi modular synth FATCORE sequencer CY-CLONE by Ensure Sound

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Ensure Sound


Details captured for the archives.


Nowadays many studios use computers with special software for generate melodies, sequences and patterns. But only analog synthesizer will help to create really intricate repetitive, pulsating, and truly unique melodic patterns. And we offer a unique solutions - FACTOR and CY-CLONE, which are produced by famous techniques of the analogue synthesizers and sequencers (MOOG, ROLAND, KORG, ARP etc.) and used as a single system. They have got similar capabilities in creating of sounds and music sequences, and excellent analog sounding and has low cost. They are collected in standard RACK 19” case for installation in a studio rack."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Roland MX-1 Ver1.04 Ableton Live Mode Introduction

Published on Nov 26, 2015 RolandChannel

"Roland’s David Ahlund puts the AIRA MX-1, System 1, TB-3 and TR-8 through their paces as he brings the noise (not to mention the Roland Boutique synths) to his live performance at ADE 2015, showing just how much you can achieve with some Roland gear and Ableton Live."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MFB 503 ipad editor

Published on Nov 25, 2015 tffshtt

"Download here, no login or registration required: [you'll find other templates there as well] just a quick video going through each parameter on the ipad editor for the MFB 503. You need to have 'TB MIDI stuff' installed on your ipad to use this template."

iTunes: TB MIDI Stuff - TBStuff

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

meadowphysics two

meadowphysics two from tehn on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


"Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2015 — Designed and built by V-MODA in collaboration with Roland, the M-100 AIRA boasts the sound quality and styling of the acclaimed V-MODA Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones, along with with the AIRA logo customized on each shield and AIRA-green chevrons on the headband.

After a successful crowdsourcing project, V-MODA’s Crossfade M-100 ranks among the most highly regarded headphones in the world, with 18 editors’ choice awards and “Best DJ Headphones” naming rights by both DJ Mag and CNET. The M-100 headphones are also worn by 36% of Top 100 DJs, as polled by DJ Mag. The AIRA edition includes all of the M-100’s superior features, specifications and more.

Designed in Italy, the M-100 AIRA headphones feature XL memory foam ear cushions (offering a 30% increase in inner diameter, twice the depth and 55% increase in volume) for optimum comfort and sound isolation. With patent-pending dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers, 5-30,000Hz frequency response and incredible dynamic range, the M-100 AIRA gives the most accurate representation possible of music genres ranging from club to classical.

Developed with musicians, producers and DJs in mind, the M-100 AIRA features an exclusive heavy-duty two-meter cable that incorporates a secure and highly stable locking mechanism. Included in each package is an extra SharePlay™ extended audio cable with built-in 3.5mm jack that allows two headphones to share the same audio source.

Crucially, the M-100 AIRA enables users of Roland’s AIRA range of instruments and effects to hear and feel every detail of their performance on stage or in the studio, from the deepest subs of the TR-8 drum machine to the most piercing screams of the TB-3 synth.

The M-100 AIRA is extremely roadworthy thanks to its steel-frame construction, metal CliqFold™ hinges and exclusive gig-ready AIRA edition travel case for storage of the headphones and their accessories.

Roland’s Atsuo Yukawa, Senior Executive Officer and RPG Company President, commented, “After testing countless headphones for the ultimate pair that accurately represented the music we created, we found V-MODA’s Crossfade M-100. We’re immensely proud of the M-100 AIRA headphones, released in conjunction with V-MODA. A true audiophile-quality personal monitoring system for AIRA users that looks as good as it sounds, it’s the ultimate music production accessory.”

V-MODA’s Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer, commented, “As a producer and performer at heart, I’ve had the opportunity to fine-tune our headphones using Roland’s legendary instruments. Not only did the TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 lay the framework of modern dance and hip-hop music, but they set the standard for V-MODA acoustics. It is an honor that our worlds have collided after independently discovering that our headphones and Roland instruments are perfectly matched at every frequency. Together with Roland’s legendary musical development and V-MODA’s accurate representation of each sound’s integrity, we fuel the ‘artists behind the artists.’”

To learn more about the M-100 AIRA headphones, visit"

Arturia BeatStep Pro 1.3 Update Guided Tour

Published on Nov 19, 2015 Arturia Web

"Glen Darcey, VP Product Management, explains the new features of the BeatStep Pro 1.3 update."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Clock Trigger with Drum Input

Published on Nov 18, 2015 Michael Rucci

"This converts trigger hits or audio signals into 5v clock pulses."

Clock Trigger with Audio Input

via Rucci Handmade Electronic Instruments

"This converts trigger hits or audio signals into clock pulses. The clock output works with devices that accept a 5V pulse. For example using this with a sequencer results in the sequencer taking one step per hit. This can interface simply with drum machines or DAWs by simply panning a click track out to one side and sending that to the Clock Trigger and panning the rest of your sounds to the other side.

With control over trigger input sensitivity you can tune it to work with various piezo input methods and a pulse length control lets you filter out phantom hits that would otherwise result in multiple unwanted clock pulses.

Turning the pulse length all the way up activates a second mode that lets you use trigger hits to turn on and off a 5V signal. This can be used with the CV input of devices like the Maximal Drone to work as a trigger controlled on/off.

The trigger input is 1/4″ and the clock output is 1/8″. There is an LED to indicate power as well as a 2nd LED that gives a visual representation of the clock output. It is powered by an included internal 9-volt battery or any 9V Center-Negative DC adapter. Connecting a power supply will automatically disconnect and reserve the battery. This was designed and hand-built in Oakland, California.

Shipping to the US is a flat $10, everywhere else is $18 for the first item and $6 for each additional item. All packages will ship by the next day."

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Buchla Easel 208 Mega Meta BOB - Cobramatic

Published on Nov 7, 2015 MaXMod -band-

"Easel Mega Meta BOB (Break Out Box) built around the Easel Program Card.
Provides CV input and Random CV switched options to all card controls. Seperate outs for Sequencer Pulse Stages. Pulse, Trigger / Gate inputs to sync Sequencer tempo, random CV timing, Pulser and EG triggers."

Full details on MaXMod

"Here is a full list of the features:

Pulse outs for each Sequencer Stage (with LED) – Banana’s on top and 3.5mm Jacks (mounted on the back)
Sequencer 2-3-4 switch to gain access to 2 step mode
Sequencer No. of steps CV control in (with Attenuator)
Sequencer random No. of steps switch (controllable with the Attenuator)
Sequencer Advance One step button (useful for tuning the steps CV out and having 5 preset voltage sources). Hold down for ‘glitch’ addressing.

Pulse trigger in’s (via banana and 3.5mm jacks) to:
Envelope Generator,
Random CV generator rate
(All Extremely useful for syncing with external gear)

Attack CV in (with Attenuator) plus Switch to use card random CV source directly
Sustain CV in (with Attenuator) plus Switch to use card random CV source directly
Decay CV in (with Attenuator) plus Switch to use card random CV source directly

Mod Oscillator:
CV in to Wave shape
Switch for Random wave shape
Switch for Random Modulation Mode (FM, AM, none)
Switch for Random Hi/Lo mode – fantastic for creating rubbery random wobbles on baselines

Complex Oscillator:
CV in to Wave shape
Switch for Random Wave shape
CV in to Wave morph (Sine to selected wave shape)
Switch for Random Wave morph

Switch to Randomise LPG 1 Mode (VCA, Combo, LPG)
Switch to Randomise LPG 2 Mode (VCA, Combo, LPG)
(These patches I have not seen elsewhere but are awesome to use on Sequencer patterns to really add life to them)

Midi Clock-in (with CV controlled Clock divisions and Din Sync Out) - Coming SOON!"

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Monotribe = Nanoloop CV Style Sync Cables

Published on May 3, 2015 evadum

"As of version 1.7.2 and 2.7.5, nanoloop supports CV sync with analog gear like Korg's Monotribe and the Volca series through a simple wire connection
Plug the cable between the sync out and the gameboys link port.

You can get a cable here:


Korg Monotribe/ Volca Sync Gameboy DMG01 Cable (For Nanoloop/ LSDJ)

Published on Nov 6, 2015

"Monotribe/ Volca sync = Nanoloop/ LSDJ (Gameboy DMG01) Kabel.
Mit dem Kabel verbindet man den Sync Out Ausgang des Korg Monotribe/ Volca mit dem Gamelinkport des Gameboy Classics um Nanoloop oder LSDJ zu syncen.

With the cable you can connect the Sync Out output of the Korg Monotribe/ Volca with the Gamelink Port of the Gameboy Classic in order to synchronize Nanoloop or LSDJ.

Kompatibel mit nanoloop 1.7.2+ und 2.7.5+ UND LSDJ 1.73

Compatible with Nanoloop 1.7.2+ and 2.7.5+ and LSDJ 1.73"

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Retrokits RK-002 Midiator for KORG Volca Sample

Volca sample with Retrokits RK-002 Midiator

Published on Nov 4, 2015 Retrokits

"Just an example what you can do with the RK-002. The RK-002 splits single MIDI channel notes to the 10 MIDI channels required by the Volca Sample.
More info at"

"The Volca Sample is a neat little portable sampler. You can sync it's sequencer to other Volca's or modular equipment. It also has a MIDI connector which allows you to control the Volca Sample via a DAW.

However, when you connect the Volca Sample to your DAW you'll quickly notice it takes up 10 MIDI channels(!). Since MIDI only supports up to 16 channels this is a very big chunk of MIDI for such a little device...

Undoubtedly this has been done so you can control a bunch of sample parameters per sample channel but if you want to play the Volca Sample not only by the device itself but from a keyboard or sequencer, 10-channel mapping is a really unconventional way of controlling a sampler.

This is why we put together the RK-002 cable. This is no ordinary MIDI cable but has an embedded microcontroller which maps the note-messages from a single incoming MIDI channel to the ten separate Volca Sample channels.

Not only does it remap the channels, per sample channel it also translates:
note velocity to sample level
pitch bend to sample pitch
modulation to sample filter"

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Testing Quantum VJ with Korg Monotribe

Published on Nov 4, 2015 Alexander Zolotov

From Alexander Zolotov, the creator of Sunvox & more:

"Quantum VJ is a glitch-style 8-bit pendant and audio visualizer. Any audio source can be connected to this device through the jack plug (3.5mm). It also can visualize some electromagnetic interference and the "soul modulations" of the owner when the audio ports are not connected. There are nine display modes that can be switched by the button."

Monday, November 02, 2015

Ableton Push 2

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"See Ableton Push 2 in action. Learn about the new features & highlights.

Learn more about Push:"

Play Together with Ableton Link

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music. Link will soon be available to Live users as a free update, and to the wider music-making community as a built-in feature of a growing number of iOS apps."

Ableton Push 2 Tutorial Videos

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Kilpatrick Audio CARBON Sequencer - Sneak Peak

Published on Oct 29, 2015 KilpatrickAudio

"Here is a quick demonstration of the CARBON Sequencer and Performance System from Kilpatrick Audio! This video shows a few of the real-time recording and performance function.

MIDI is being sent from CARBON to a PHENOL, Juno-2, D-550 and Machinedrum on each of four tracks."

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

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