New in 2016

New in 2016

Introducing Metalphoto of Cincinnati

You might have noticed there's a new banner up top just below the DSI banner. I'd like to welcome Metalphoto of Cincinnati as a new sponsor of the site! Metalphoto of Cincinnati makes custom panels for a number of manufacturers including eurorack makers you are likely familiar with. Note they do offer other products as well, so see their home page for more. The following is a blurb on their

Cracking the Vectrex & Sega Saturn for Synthesis

These two videos came in via @midi_error. The first video on the Vectrex is pretty self explanatory. The second video on the Sega Saturn focuses more on bypassing the CD copy protection in order to load custom software, followed by a custom sound patch designer at 11:l6.

cTrix Early Vectrex Music Experiments

Published on May 8, 2015 debuglive

"Running some test ROMs on the Vectrex! (Only 2nd

Haken Continuum Firmware 8.00 Update

What's New in Continuum Firmware 8.00 from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.

Firmware 8 Selected Presets from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.A demonstration of many of the System Presets new in firmware version 8.00.

Firmware 8.00 is the latest and greatest version of the Continuum firmware. There have been many improvements included in this release. Even more improvements are coming in the

New Behringer Drum Machine Prototype 808 & 909 Evaluation Boards

We saw the note back in October. It looks like Behringer has already started prototyping. Two pics and a note from Uli Behringerin via Soviet Space Child:

'Dear all,

first of all I like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Sometime in July this year I announced we are looking into developing analog as well digital drum machines. I thought I would now share with you aspects of the

button knot by Meng Qi

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Meng Qi

"@loree_mill hides small tact switches in a nest of cables, for filling starting energy into self generation.
i break them out to giant buttons, to bring back continous streams of player input.

you see, by minimal modification, a playing style is established.
i recommend all musicians to experiment with interface.
it's a fast and simple way to get customized

Blind Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demonstrating how the overtones and distortion work with a triangle wave from an Intellijel Dixe II+ run into the Blink Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier."


Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up.

The following are details on the Harmonic

RSF Kobol Synthesizer VST Emulation - PolyKB III by xils-lab

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Ali Musician

PolyKB III by xils-lab

"Simply the most versatile and powerful analog modelled polyphonic synthesiser ever produced

Intro Price : 119€ Until January 21th, 2017

The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionnary feature : Morphing analog Oscillators.

This set it apart

Gecho Mini Music Box Loopsynth on Kickstarter

Published on Dec 8, 2016 Gecho Loopsynth

"In music box you’ve seen gears, steel comb and cylinder with pins. Gecho doesn’t try to hide its printed circuit board and some electronic elements. You can touch them – actually, you are encouraged to touch them, nothing will break!

While you can’t see electrons moving in copper traces, there are twenty-nine colourful lights to show what is going on

Meng Qi eggsmash 打蛋

Published on Dec 25, 2016 Meng Qi

"a CL tetrax with interface that utilizes acoustic feedback. sounds are felt and manipulated by body.

press down, lift up,
bounce between hand and cone.

mono output, i forgot if the patch bay layout is random or not, try luck based patch and maybe mark ins and outs."

via Etsy

"a CL tetrax with interface that utilizes acoustic feedback. sounds are felt and

MiniAtmegatron Odytron preview

Published on Dec 25, 2016 Soulsby Synthesizers

"Preview of miniAtmegatron Odytron port. Available now on Soulsby Synths homepage. Apologies for quality - mobile phone recording headphones!"

Treat Yourself :)