Showing posts with label SYNTHWERKS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SYNTHWERKS. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

8/2/23 Yamaha DD-10 + Metasonix RK8 & R-57 + Zerosum Inertia 6AS6 + Synthwerks FSR-2P + PCM 70

video upload by Cfpp0

"Yamaha DD-10 plays its 'Computer Swing' beat, with Intro/Fill 2.

The left output of the Yamaha goes straight into the audio in on the RK8. The right output of the Yamaha goes to the Synthwerks FSR-2P and then into CV in on the RK8 (though it is not used in this video). The mix audio out of the RK8 goes to the Mazzatron pass through to the EWI bay to the Samson bay to the Mackie Onyx 16:4, where it gets PCM 70 Gated palate on an aux. Two bands from the RK8 go to the Zerosum Inertia 6AS6 (it matters which goes to which input). The 6AS6 out goes to the Synthwerks FSR-2P and then to the R-57 and through the Mazzatron pass through into the EWI bay into the Samson bay into the Mackie. Towards the end, it actually sounds better when the Yamaha volume is reduced, so more or less input gain is critical to the RK8 like it is with Metasonix TM and TX boxes."

Friday, March 31, 2023

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - System Breakdown #7 -

video upload by John L Rice

"This is the seventh video breakdown/rundown for my 'physically largest' eurorack 'Table Case' system although it only has 23 modules in it and ranks only 4th place for most modules out of my 7 eurorack systems! It houses a majority of my Synthrotek/Division 6/Mattson modules. Next time I'll do a small 5U system in an angled desktop case. Please subscribe to my channel and click the 'bell' button to be notified when I post new videos! (because as you may know, I post inconsistently! 😒😊)

0:00 Beginning
0:25 Introduction
2:09 Contents Rundown
9:15 A Look Inside
16:47 Final Words And Shirt
17:45 Previous Social Media Demo
18:45 Noise And Pedals Patch
20:33 Another Table Case Demo
24:03 Bonus Track: Excerpt From Live 2017 MOTS Performance
30:51 End

List of the modules in this system:
Korg: MS2000R
JLR: MS2000R I/O Breakout
Circuit Abbey: Unify, G8
Division 6: Mattson SQ816, Multiplicity IV
2hp: Nse
Intellijel: OR
EMW: T-Drum
Synthwerks: Lamp-3
Strymon: AA.1
Happy Nerding: LED Meter (x2)
Konstant Lab: PWR Checker
Synthrotek MST: Dual VCA, Dual Envelope, LP Filter, Audio/CV Mixer, VCO (x2), VC LFO, MIDI To CV, MIDI To CV Expander

Case and longer rails originally from:

You can see details of the modules on my ModularGrid page:

Check out Aaron Kraten's wonderful artwork at

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, subscribing, and commenting! 🥳 If you found the content of this video helpful, interesting, or entertaining, please consider showing your support so I can stay stocked up on coffee and cookies. 😋"

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Noise Engineering Blog: BIA and Plonk jam

Published on May 26, 2020 Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Here, we're using a Basimilus Iteritas Alter and an Intellijel Plonk in a percussive duet. Sequencing from Stillson Hammer MKII and Confundo Funkitus with input from two Synthwerks MG-1."

Friday, May 24, 2019

Synth-Werk Intros Model 15 Modular Synthesizer

Published on May 24, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, we talked with Gerhard Mayrhofer, who showed us the latest in Synth-Werk's Moog-inspired modular synthesizers."

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Bats of Ballard - 44.5

The Bats of Ballard - 44.5 from Steve Turnidge on Vimeo.

No synths?! Then why post this? Well, every now and then I like to share what the makers of synths are doing out there in addition to making the gear we love. Enter, Steve Turnidge of SYNTHWERKS. That's him on bass. I ran into him last night at the Jean-Michel Jarre show, along with Jamie Simmonds, aka Mr.Simmonds. It was an amazing show BTW. There are two dates left on the tour: Just go! If you can make it, you will not be dissapointed. Anyway, Steve shared the video above with me and I thought I'd post it. Enjoy the non-synth music, although there are some keys in there, mainly organ.

"A track from the recording session of the 44th album by The Bats of Ballard... Fully improvised at The Player's Lounge, Seattle.

Amy Denio - Vocals and Woodwinds
Christian Heilman - Keys
Steven Enstad - Guitar
Steve Turnidge - Bass
Greg Reid - Drums

Recorded at The Player's Lounge on December 29, 2017
Audio and Video recorded by Greg Reid
Mixed by Christian Heilman
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Video by Steve Turnidge

Copyright 2017 The Bats of Ballad"

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Signals 2018 - Patchwerks Seattle Synth Meet Pics by Larry Kleinke aka Computer Controlled

Patchwerks Presents - Signals 2018.

Great set of pics by Larry Kleinke aka Computer Controlled. Mouse over and use the forward and backward arrows to flip through.

See the Patchwerks label below for more.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Patchwerks Signals 2018 Seattle Synth Meet Pics

Signals 2018 - Patchwerks Synth Meet

Some pics from this year's Signals Synth Meet hosted by Patchwerks in Seattle, WA. Hover over the image and click on the right arrow to flip through pics.

Roland showed their new System 500 eurorack modules by Malekko, it is now official. Industrial Music Elecectronics, aka The Harvestman, had their new Piston Honda mkII with built-in graphic display. Synthwerks, a Seattle native, were showing their modules. As is tradition, a ton of people brought their own gear to share with others. You'll spot a Fairlight from (click through for a great shot of the system at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada), an EMS SYNTHI, a DATO DUO and some old school rotary phones (not sure what they did as I didn't get a chance to check them out), some alternative/diy controllers, and of course plenty of eurorack, 5U (John L Rice), and Buchla modular. Also the only MATRIXSYNTH military hat in existence! :) It's owned by Larry Kleinke, aka Computer Controlled, who had the Roland gear, white Korg Arp Odyssey desktop, and Abstrakt Instruments Avalon.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Barton's Aleph versus Husted's SP-4DP

Published on Oct 15, 2017 jdanielcramer

"Todd Barton's latest bit of patching genius in a grudge match with James Husted of Synthwerks fame's ultimate fader controller. Oh the humanity!"

Reminder: Todd Barton is currently on tour. You can find a list of shows here.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro: Excerpt from Yesterday Afternoon

Published on Oct 10, 2016 darkenergymedia

"While the New TVS Pro is a 'reissue' of the TVS of the classic SEM sound of the 70's, there are a few details that have transformed this instrument - once destined to sit atop a Hammond B-3 or in a multi-keyboard rack, the new TVS feels really at home playing with my modular systems, providing handy pitch and timing reference, and it makes a nice compact master keyboard for playing polyphonic synths without having to fire up the DAW.


The Tom Oberheim TVS Pro plays sequence #1, while supplying clock to the modular systems' sequencers.

- a Karp hi hat
- a Wiard kick
- a Tonestar grand casa
- MiniMod Bass
- Elements chunk
- Serge funk
- 2 Roland MKS 80 Super Jupiters pad, played from TVS Pro Keyboard Local OFF.

- a Wiard Pedal tone
- Wiard mayhem

- Serge and Nebulae suspense

The music in the video is performed live, without overdubbing or editing - special thanks to Anthony Baldino for sprucing up the mix before the shoot.

Thanks, Tom!

- Gary Chang


uploaded in 4K

directed by Chris Morgan

produced by Geoff Farr / GSF Agency

Tom Oberheim:"

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seattle Synth Meet 2016 Pics

Seattle Synth Meet 2016

Som pics of the Seattle Synth Meet 2016 hosted on Sunday, January 17, at Substantial.
Great venue and great hosts. Big thanks to Tom, Cindy and Shawn for hosting!

Update: and some pics via Larry Kleinke, aka Computer Controlled:

Synth Meet 2016

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Synthwerks PGM-4x4 Programmer/Sequencer/Controller Eurorack Synthesizer Module

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via this auction

"The PGM-4X4 is a multi-functional module that performs two different tasks. The main function is that of a programmer. Four columns of four separate control voltages can be individually chosen via the manual push-button or external gate inputs under each column. There is also an internal bus that allows direct normalized connection to the 4 gate outs of a separateFSR-4 (FSR-4 or FSR-4C family). The CV output range is selectable via internal jumpers to be either 0V to +5V or 0V to +10V (approximately) so that some rows can be set to be better suited for controlling more voltage sensitive destinations (such as the pitch of VCOs).

When all four push-buttons are held for a couple of seconds, the PGM-4X4 converts into sequencer mode. In this mode the four column gate inputs and manual pushbuttons switch to sequencer duty. Their functions are shown on the front panel in parenthesis. These are the classic Clock in, Reset in, Run/Stop, and Manual Step controls found on most sequencers.

The PGM-4X4 can be chained to another PGM-4X4 to create a 4×8 programmer or a 4×8 sequencer. PGM-4x4s can also be stacked to add as many row outs as you have room in your cabinets, allowing such things as a 4 column by 12 row programmer or a 8 step by 8 row (or more) sequencer."

Thursday, November 06, 2014


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via this auction


The FSR-4C/B is the first in an upcoming series of FSR combo modules based on the Force Sensing Resistor Controler Core, the FSR-4C. In the FSR-4C/B combo module, this core is paired with the FSR-4B Large Format Sensor array. This provides a larger playing surface that is more confortable for some to use. With the use of rubber pad overlays, the FSR-4B can also be played with drumsticks and other objects.


Current Consumption: 90 mA
Panel size FSR-4C: 16HP
Panel size FSR-4B: 21HP

Superb little controllers that can send trigger events or cv force events. Absolute bargain. Bought from Postmodular earlier this year.

This video gives a hint of what it can be used for:"

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Synthwerks at the MMTA SYNTH PETTING ZOO 2014 - dB Festival EMP

Published on Sep 27, 2014 matrixsynth

Synthwerks PGM-4X4 Four By Four Programmer/Sequencer Module



Some pics of this year's MMTA SYNTH PETTING ZOO. A great time was had by all! Huge thanks to everyone that attended and the MMTA, Decibel Festival and EMP for making this happen! Videos will follow.

In attendance: SYNTHWERKS, George Mattson (Mattson Mini Modular & Division 6), Lorne Hammond aka sealion with a Roland Jupiter-4, ARP Odyssey, Minimoog and various mini noisemakers, Larry Klinke aka Computer Controlled with his rhythm machines, ), Bryan O with an Akai Rhythm Wolf,  Vsyevolod with 8 panels of Serge, Keith McMillen Instruments with Dreadbox Murmox, Madrona Labs, Lunchbox Audio with a Moog Sub 37, effegee with a TTSH (2600 clone) and modded YOCTO (808 clone), John Bowen Synth Design with the Solaris, Jeff with an OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) with TamTam SynthLab, Roland with the new AIRA gear & more.  Thank you!

Side note: if you are on a Mac and your mouse pointer disappears, click off screen to get it back. Based on what I can find out there I believe it is due to a bug with Flash on Mac. If anyone knows of a solution, let me know.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


This is just a reminder that the MMTA SYNTH PETTING ZOO is coming to Seattle on Saturday September 27! Full details here.

The event is free to the public and attendees bringing gear.   Be sure to sign up if you plan to bring something!

The following is the current list of attendees:

George Mattson (Mattson Mini Modular & Division 6)
Lorne Hammond aka sealion
Larry Klinke aka Computer Controlled
infradead representing
Vsyevolod with 8 panels of Serge
Keith McMillen Instruments
Malekko Heavy Industry
Madrona Labs
The Harvestman
Lunchbox Audio

Saturday, July 26, 2014


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via this auction

"Included in this package:

Pittsburgh - Synth Box | All in one synthesizer module OSC/Envelope/VCA/Filter/LFO

Pittsburgh - Sequencer | – An 8 step Sequencer

Pittsburgh - M3 | Multiple for signal routing

Non Linear Circuits - Neuron | Add some spice to your patches

Non Linear Circuits - DP Filter| - 303 sounding filter

EMW - Noise | Noise module

Synthwerks - FSR-1T | a touch sensitive panel. good for switching parameters

3U Rack mountable case - with busboard

Power supply + Patch Cables"

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Synthwerks Rig at TRASH_AUDIO / Muff Event, Portland

via James Husted of Synthwerks

"My rig at Muffwiggler/Trash Audio in Portland. Great show! This guys dogs are tired though"

I'll have some pics coming up later today as well.

Friday, May 16, 2014

James Husted from Synthwerks & QuNexus

Published on May 16, 2014 Keith McMillen Instruments·223 videos

"Our Seattle product specialist stopped by the Synthwerks Headquarters to show off QuNexus..."

Friday, January 24, 2014


Published on Jan 24, 2014 FSK1138·204 videos

"first tweeking with the
16 steps with independent controls and it all fits in 24hp

more information can be found here :

also used
2x Livewire AFG Audio Frequency Generator
pittsburgh audio delay
make noise maths 2013 as clock and modulation
Synthwerks FSR-4 Quad Force Sensing Resistor : modulation"

Note this is the first BAUD RATE post.

A few videos starting with an XVI Sequencer Demo from the mattwidhalm channel.

Published on Jan 6, 2014 mattwidhalm·11 videos

"Here's a quick demo of a eurorack modular sequencer I built for a fellow wiggler."

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Waveform City Episode 18 Synthwerks Interview

via Waveform City where you'll find more interviews with various manufacturers.

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

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