MATRIXSYNTH: New Updates in 2019

Showing posts with label New Updates in 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Updates in 2019. Show all posts

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Rossum Electro Music Assimil8or Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler 2.0 Software: SOS Fade Mode

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Rossum Electro-Music


Assimil8or Software v2.00 has been released. Check the Downloads tab at the link above for details.

2.00 New Features Guide:"

Monday, December 23, 2019

Emy new firmware loader

Published on Dec 23, 2019 Polaxis

"You can now keep various firmware on the SD card to switch from one version to the other from the main menu.
Useful if you have an add-on board or you want to play with the MIDI version of the code."

Friday, December 20, 2019

Novation // SL MkIII 1.2 Update - Spencer Zahn & Jacob Bergson: 'Cyanotype' live

Published on Dec 20, 2019 NovationTV

"Jacob Bergson and Spencer Zahn perform Spencer's 'Cyanotype' live, in-studio, in London. By using two Novation SL MkIII’s, a Novation Bass Station II, Moog Sub37, Eurorack modular synthesizer, Ableton Live, and upright bass, Zahn and Bergson are able to play, modulate, and sequence all elements of the song live.

You can now download the latest firmware update for the SL MkIII straight from Novation Components - we've added some of your most asked-for new features and workflow enhancements, making our flagship controller keyboard for Ableton Live (and other DAWs) more powerful and versatile than ever. SL MkIII 1.2 also squashes a few bugs and improves general stability.

--- Discover the SL MkIII 1.2 Update:

--- Find out more about the SL MkIII:

--- Connect with Spencer Zahn & Jacob Bergson:

Update details:

"The latest firmware for the SL MkIII rewards users’ patience (thank you for bearing with us) with the addition of your most asked-for new features and workflow enhancements, making our flagship controller keyboard for Ableton Live (and other DAWs) more powerful and versatile than ever. SL MkIII 1.2 also, of course, squashes a few bugs and improves general stability.

We’re already accepting feature requests on the next update, too, so if you have an idea for a useful SL MkIII function, let us know via our Synth Owners group on Facebook.

Microstep editing

The Sequencer resolution has been increased to incorporate 6 microsteps per step, enabling notes to be positioned off the grid for the programming of subtle timing variations, fast triplet runs, glitchy repeats and more.

Step View pattern scrolling

The Up and Down buttons can now be used to scroll through all your loaded sequencer patterns for viewing and editing, without deselecting the pattern currently playing. This is of particular benefit to live performers, who can make changes to upcoming patterns on the fly – whether they’re in a chain or running individually – before they’re actually played.

Assignable Aftertouch

Giving your SL MkIII performances an expressive boost, Aftertouch has been made assignable to any MIDI CC you like within Components. Now you can use key pressure to control anything in your DAW or synth capable of receiving MIDI, from opening a filter or modulating oscillator pulse width, to increasing the depth of a distortion effect or detuning a unison stack.

More responsive knobs

We’ve increased the responsiveness of the SL MkIII’s rotary encoders for deeper, smoother adjustment of parameters over a shorter rotational distance, with no audible stepping.

Increased Gate length

With the maximum step length doubled to 32, you can record and sequence longer MIDI notes within patterns, for more complex and expressive tracks.

Enhanced NRPN Control

As well as outputting the full range of MIDI CCs, The SL MkIII 1.2 now also communicates with all NRPN-enabled devices. Not only does this greatly expand its hardware control remit, it also lets you manipulate viable parameters at higher resolution than standard MIDI allows.

And that’s not all, of course! SL MkIII 1.2 introduces plenty more workflow fixes and improvements – fire up Components to see the full list of additions and changes, and download the update."

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Critter & Guitari - Pink Mode for Organelle

Published on Dec 19, 2019 Critter & Guitari

"Download here:
Pink Mode is a fun sequenced synthesizer! Select a step and play a note: it's that easy! Play notes in 'live' too. Use Pink Mode to sequence external instruments via MIDI."

Wednesday, December 18, 2019


"Wavefront_Audio has now updated their 16+ CHANNEL ANALOG VOCODER plus additional SPECTRAL CHANNEL MANAGER.

Important feature is 'Silence Bridging': in some arrangements it may be useful to have the carrier sound through in vocal pauses.

Now you can now download the manual and find the explanation of the parts in the schematics on the website.

Wavefront_Audio wishes you a HAPPY and VOICED 2020!"

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

9000 Foot Piano Add-On for the Sequential Prophet XL

via Sequential

"Christian Henson of Spitfire Audio has released The 900 Foot Piano, the latest offering in his Pianobook project of notable pianos.

The 9000 Foot Piano spotlights an exceptional Yamaha baby grand piano that has been featured on countless soundtracks and records. The Add-On is available for free download at the Pianobook site and is offered in a variety of formats, including a Prophet X/XL compatible version.

Pianobook a collective sample project that aims to bring together a community of like-minded music makers to talk about their stories through the pianos they use, admire, and are inspired by. It is Henson’s belief that every piano has a story and that by sampling the instrument and telling its story, a whole new world of inspiring sounds, textures, and instruments can be created. As Henson puts it, “Pianobook is a place to share stories, create something extraordinary, and learn something new about each other and our ourselves.”

Check out the history of The 9000 Foot Piano in this video."

Published on Sep 20, 2019 Christian Henson Music

Find out more about Ross' work here:

Rossum Electro-Music Releases Assimil8or 2.0 Software

via Rossum Electro-Music

"(Scotts Valley, CA, December 17, 2019) — Rossum Electro-Music has announced the release of Software Version 2.0 for their Assimil8or Phase Modulation Sampler Eurorack module.

Designed to provide a powerful, flexible sampling engine for modular synthesis, the Assimil8or Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler module is the latest incarnation of Dave Rossum’s decades-long pioneering of affordable professional sampling technology. Assimil8or 2.0 software brings a host powerful new features and major workflow enhancements. Taken together, they result in Assimil8or's evolution into an even more powerful and easy-to-use sampling module.

Assimil8or 2.0 software is a free download for current Assimil8or owners. It can be downloaded at

Key new Assimil8or 2.0 features include:

Ableton Live Control Integration Comes to AKAI FORCE & MPC

Published on Dec 17, 2019 AkaiProVideo

Ableton Live Control for MPC and Force
Force 3.0.4 | Ableton Live Control Integration
MPC 2.7 | Ableton Live Control Integration


New firmware delivers control of Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and devices via Wi-Fi for Force, MPC X and MPC Live

Ft. Lauderdale FL, USA (December 17, 2019) Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, is proud to announce Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 that include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control.

Force and MPC come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control functions wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network via Ableton Link. This is an unparalleled level of Ableton integration from a standalone device. Ableton Live Control mode has been carefully designed to enable users to instantly switch between standalone operation and Live Control mode without ever stopping playback from either platform.

With Ableton Control integration, Akai Professional has bridged the standalone and Ableton worlds seamlessly for an unprecedented amount of creative power. The ingenuity of Force and MPC plugin instruments Bassline and Tube Synth, pristine sound processing FX and stellar sample manipulation algorithms, paired with Ableton and the power of clip launching is here and ready for musical ambitions of the most adventurous kind.

Ableton Live Control Features:

• Matrix Tab - The Matrix tab displays an 8x8 section of Live’s Session View marked in the Live GUI by the colored session ring. Users have a complete overview of—and immediate access to—the scenes, clips, play status, recording status as well as control over playback, recording quantize functions and scene/ clip management.

• Mixer Tab – The Mixer Tab provides instant access to Live’s key mixing functions, divided into three views for control of Levels, Main mixer parameters and Sends. Using Force’s touch interface, control any slider/knob or bring up a full screen editor for precise adjustments.

• Device Control Tab – The device tab controls the device on the current track at Ableton Live’s Blue Hand position, providing control and key visual feedback on Ableton Instruments and third-party plugins.

• Control Bar – At the top of the touch user interface, users can customize the Control Bar to display preset displays for Session, Arrangement and Performance modes including BPM, Phase Nudge Down/Up, Metronome, Follow, Overdub, Automation Arm and more.

Dan Gill, Senior Product Manager for Akai Professional said, "With every update, we redefine the products and extend the scope of their capabilities. With these firmware releases for Force and MPC, our standalone platforms join with Ableton Live to provide musicians, performers and producers unparalleled creative possibilities. Following an extensive Beta testing program, and listening to our customer’s feedback, we are delighted to provide the production community with a control solution for Ableton Live, while harnessing the sheer creative power of the world’s greatest standalone production and performance solutions.”

For more information and to download the latest firmware, visit"

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Pigments 2 | Polychrome Software Synthesizer

Published on Dec 12, 2019
An immensely powerful synth 20 years in the making, combining wavetable, virtual analog, granular and sampling in one inspiring instrument. This is Pigments, and it’s going to change the way you make music forever.

🎓 | Pigments Tutorial Series


New Sample Engine
Explore hundreds of samples, import your own, load them into one of 6 different slots with 6 playback modes. Loop, edit, and bring them to life with Pigments’ modulation abilities.

New Synth Mode
Add another level to your sound design by transforming samples into granular synth patches at the touch of a button, adjust density, envelope, size, and exciting randomization parameters.

New Sequencer
The in-built sequencer now lets you apply randomness in a non-destructive way, letting you always return back to where you started, perfect for live performance and improvisation.

New Filter and Delay
We’ve added the iconic sound of the Buchla Easel low pass gate and a space-age tape echo to Pigments’ sonic arsenal, for some seriously nice warping, contorting analog flavor.

Refined Features
What would an update be without little improvements here and there? New interface, MPE capability, new undo/redo functionality and enhanced modulation bar await you.

New Presets
To show off the new features, our team of heroic sound designers have created hundreds of breathtaking new sounds for you to explore and use in your tracks.

NEW Arturia Pigments 2.0 Presets Demo

Published on Dec 12, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of Arturia Pigments 2.0 VST synth. I browse through a bunch of the new presets and improvise."

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

MatrixBrute 2.0 Update

Published on Nov 27, 2019 Arturia

"Let Jakub show you that the MatrixBrute 2.0 Update isn’t just a few bug-fixes, it introduces new creative scope, letting you go deeper into the instrument than ever before, and create sounds that are truly one of a kind."


MatrixBrute #Update Tutorials | Episode 1 - Custom Waveform LFO
MatrixBrute #Update Tutorials | Episode 2 - Extended Mod Destinations
MatrixBrute #Update Tutorials | Episode 3 - Sequencer Improvements
MatrixBrute #Update Tutorials | Episode 4 - Preset Compare & Settings Mode


Published on Nov 27, 2019 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out the new update to the Matrixbrute. And it is massive. If you enjoy my videos support them on Patreon:"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Moog Matriarch v1.1.0 Firmware Update Adds

via Moog Music

"New firmware for Matriarch is now available for download. Matriarch firmware v1.1.0 is a minor update with new additions to Matriarch's parameters, as well as bug fixes.

New Features

Latched arp now allows duplicate notes (like an on-the-fly sequencer).

Added new global parameter (4.7) that enables/disables the sequencer RANDOM mode from repeating steps: CO = allows repeats (default), DO = do not allow repeats.

Implemented MIDI CC 84 Portamento Control response (allows tied notes to be specified via MIDI).

Changed Behaviors

Arpeggiator swing setting is maintained between power-cycles.

Ratchet LED will now always light up to register key press, even while in step edit mode.

ARP/SEQ clock output mode (global parameter 2.2) now defaults to "only when playing"

Modulation Oscillator square wave polarity defaults to bipolar (now consistent with manual).

Arp MIDI Output Mode default setting is now consistent with documentation in the manual.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Modor Microtonal Upgrade v 013

via Modor where you'll find some demos.

"There's a new upgrade for the NF-1 (OS013) and NF-1m (OS006), ready for download at our download page! What's new?

The Chorus/Flanger effect unit finally works entirely stable under heavy feedback, positive or negative. About time! No more ugly digital spikes or speaker-damaging noise bursts, you can safely turn up the feedback and enjoy comb filter self oscillation.

The active Osc and Env selection get saved with the patch (NF-1 only)

Osc phase randomisation can be selected. Before (and still the default), all oscillator phases got reset at the beginning of a note. Now they can be randomized to get some more 'life' in some patches. That's more or less the same as so-called free running oscillators

You can set your NF-1(m) to start from the last loaded/saved patch at bootup. The default is still bootup with the empty init patch, but you can alter this in the System Settings menu

And last but very, very far from least, Modor goes microtonal!

Microtonal? Oh boy ... That ear-torturing stuff for freaks and nerds desperately seeking for something to sound distinct. Really, do we need to go that way?

Well, not entirely ... There's much more than you might think. Listen to the following examples of a major C chord. First in standard 12-tone equal temperament tuning (most synthesizers' basic tuning), and then in Just Intonation. Quite a difference, isn't it? Does the first one have some chorus effect on it? No, not at all...

Most synths (and many, many other instruments) use 12-EDO (12 Equal Divisions of the Octave), also known as (12-tone) equal temperament. The octave just gets divided in 12 equal parts, the 12 semitones of the octave. But that's actually only an approximation of real harmony. On a just intonated chord like the one above, the three notes C-E-G have their frequencies in proportion 4/4 - 5/4 - 6/4, or 1 - 1,25 - 1,5. On an equal tempered chord that's 1 - 1,25992105 - 1,498307077. So that's only an approximation, the three notes are sounding close, but keep slightly beating. In a just intonated chord, the three notes grab each other close and sound together as an integer unity. Both versions do sound well, but you can't say they're equal!"

Click through for demos and additional details.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

KORG minilogue xd 2.0 Update

Published on Nov 7, 2019 Korg

"The 2.0 firmware update for the Korg minilogue xd is here and adds awesome performance features for the sequencer and arpeggiator, as well as useful new global settings and all-around improvements.

Release notes:
-Added original value indicator
-Added support for key trig feature (as on monologue)
-Added support for active step feature
-Added support for reception and assignment of MIDI aftertouch
-Added controls for arp speed and gate time
-Added option to turn off oscilloscope
-Support for MIDI set position messages
-Logue-SDK minor update to API v1.1-0 (dev features)
-Fixed minor bugs
-Fixed occasional swing pattern inversion during prog change"

Critter & Guitari - XY for Organelle

Published on Nov 7, 2019 Critter & Guitari

"XY is a grid-based sequencer. Place notes with the knobs and keyboard like an Etch A Sketch! The grid has two axis that play synth notes and samples at the same time. Make interesting loops by changing the X and Y directions and step count. Link to another Organelle for expanded jammery."

Friday, October 25, 2019

Polaxis VAX new firmware : reading long text file

Published on Oct 25, 2019 Polaxis

"VAX now can read any text file line by line without intervention.(here connected via the USB to display each sentence - for fun).

Great to add « lyrics» to your music.

Users can choose between one read or an infinite loop.
The Sound pot is used to adjust the delay between characters.

Here playing Greta Thunberg's Speech At The U.N. Climate Action Summit"

Yamaha Genos Version 2.0

Published on Oct 25, 2019 Yamaha_Global

"Genos v2.0 – A New Chapter Begins

When Genos entered the market, it set new benchmark for Digital Workstations and was quickly adopted by enthusiastic players, stage performers and studio musicians across the world.

It was the suggestions and feedback from these customers that lead to the introduction of Version 1.4 Now we are excited to introduce the next chapter: Genos Version 2.0. With this exciting new upgrade, the best gets even better with new features such as Chord Looper and Style Section Reset - in addition to increasing available expansion memory from 1.8GB to 3.0GB!

But that’s not all, Genos Version 2 introduces the Superior Pack containing stunning new musical content with 50 brand new Styles and more than 68 Voices, including all new Super Articulation 2 sounds.

We would like to thank the Genos community for their continued support and invite all keyboard enthusiasts to explore new dimension of music with Genos Version 2.0"

Monday, October 21, 2019

Analog Four & Rytm OS Upgrade

Published on Oct 21, 2019 Elektron

"The #AnalogFour and #AnalogRytm MKI and MKII are leveling up! Boasting a substantial OS boost – 1.40 on the Analog Four and 1.50 on the Rytm – this world-class duo is flexing their Elektron superpowers more impressively than ever before. Welcome to extra performance control, added sequencing potential, and increased machine power.

Read more and download the #AnalogUpgrade at"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dual LFO VCO 1

Published on Oct 17, 2019 cirtcele

"Upgrade for the NLC thru-hole dual LFO. Now has CV and sync, sine, square, tri and stepped outputs. with switches it ranges from 1 cycle per 20 minutes up to 10kHz.

The stepped out is a S&H sampling the sinewave and clocked internally by the other oscillator.

In this vid the left side is supplying CV to a VCO, the right side is at audio rate and giving the VCO an FM signal. each side is CV-ing the other as well.

TBH it is a std module so I really just have a good play with the dog."

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Emy firmware update: now with the Speak & Spell sounds

Published on Oct 16, 2019 Polaxis

"Added the beeps and the voice from the Speak&Spell to Emy’s latest firmware. Here in the standalone Terminal version with wireless keyboards.⁣"

Sinevibes Korg FX - Drift, Stutter, Time

Published on Oct 16, 2019 Artemiy Pavlov

Effect plugins for Korg prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1:

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

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