Dave Smith Instruments

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Moog 808 Bass Tutorial with J3PO

Published on Dec 18, 2016 J3PO

"Learn how to make an 808 style bass on the Moog Sub 37 with J3PO."

Rhino - FM Synthesizer using Arduino and Max Msp

Published on Oct 18, 2017

"To project αυτό έγινε στα πλαίσια εργασίας του μαθήματος Ηλεκτρονικά Μουσικά Όργανα του τμήματος Μηχανικών Μουσικής Τεχνολογίας και Ακουστικής.
Πρόκειται για ένα synthesizer που βασίζεται στην ιδέα του Theremin ως προς τον τρόπο διάδρασης με τον χρήστη, ενώ ως προς την δημιουργίας ηχοχρώματος του βασίζεται στην τεχνική Frequency Modulation Synthesis.
Ο χρήστης δηλαδή με την κίνηση του χεριού ελέγχει μια ακολουθία από νότες σαν εξέλιξή μιας μουσικής κλίμακας που θα επιλέξει. Ενώ ταυτόχρονα μπορεί να ρυθμίζει το φασματικό περιεχόμενο χειριζόμενος τα ποτενσιόμετρα. Το ηχητικό αποτέλεσμα που θα παράγει βασίζεται στους λόγους αρμονικότητας που θα ορίσει καθώς και το εφέ που θα επιλέγει να συνοδεύει την βασική γεννήτρια ήχου. Σκοπός είναι να δοθεί στον χρήστη η ελευθερία του να διαμορφώσει την χροιά του οργάνου με ποικίλους συνδυασμούς πειραματιζόμενος με το χειριστήριο.
Για την κατασκευή του χρησιμοποίησα ενα Arduino Mega 2560, και τον αισθητήρα κίνησης Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04.
Ο προγραμματισμός της γεννήτριας ήχου έγινε στο περιβάλλον της Max Msp."


"This project was done within the framework of the Electronic Music Instruments course of the Department of Music Engineering of Technology and Acoustics.

It is a synthesizer based on the idea of ​​Theremin in how to interact with the user, while in terms of its sound coloring it is based on the Frequency Modulation Synthesis technique.

The user, by moving the hand, controls a sequence of notes as a progression of a music scale he chooses. While at the same time it can regulate the spectral content by manipulating the potentiometers. The sound effect it generates is based on the reasons for its harmonicity and the effect it will choose to accompany the basic sound generator. The purpose is to give the user the freedom to shape the instrument's complexion with a variety of combinations by experimenting with the controller.

For construction I used an Arduino Mega 2560, and the Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 motion sensor.

The sound generator was programmed into Max Msp's environment. "

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer w/ Original Box SN ZC55162

via this auction

Roland TR-606 Analog Drum Machine w/ Quicksilver Mod

via this auction

"The Quicksilver mod was installed by Social Entropy, so works perfect.

This 606 comes with the two MIDI dongles."

Live Studio Jam: 10/18/17, Microkorg & Teenage Engineering OP-1

Published on Oct 18, 2017

Bandcamp :
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"This jam is one of my current tracks in progress for a live set I've been building. This will be a small 3/4 song set, aimed for open mics and small starter shows.

My main focus is live playing, I want my keyboard playing to create the main changes and atmopshere in the performance. I'll be sharing my other tracks very soon so keep a ear out."

Euclidean Rhythms EXPLAINED

Published on Oct 18, 2017 White Noises

Extra Resources

Great paper on Euclidean rhythms and world music rhythms:

Perhaps the greatest example of rotating/offsetting rhythms:"

Steve Reich - Clapping Music (Scrolling)

Published on Jan 30, 2012 gerubach

"Performer Info - 3:49
Please donate to Gerubach's Scrolling Score Project by going to"

Synth & Sundry Intro

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Synth & Sundry

A new synth video channel from supporting MATRIXSYNTH members, Jacques Mongrel aka Pinwale Sounds and Jesus Santaeularia aka Alpicat. I'll be posting their synth videos here on MATRIXSYNTH as well! :)

"A quick explanation of what Synth & Sundry is about. FYI Jacques Mongrel Videos is no more. I've joined forces with Alpicat ( moving forward to make more sound demos, tutorials and music. Thank you for you watching!"

Pittsburgh Modular Distro V/O Buffering

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Whenever splitting a V/O signal, it is important to use a buffered multiple. The Lifeforms Distro allows multiple copies of a signal without voltage loss or tracking issues."

HS-MONSTER Synthesizer/Sequencer

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Peley Krane

Available on Etsy:

"A Digital Synthesizer And Step-Sequencing Brain In One Device That Can be "Played" in RealTime as a Performance Instrument, OR
be Programmed/Sequenced to Perform Longer Polyphonic Chord Arrangements/Compositions

A SONAR-DISTANCE-SENSOR on the Front Face and [360 DIAL/Push-BUTTON] on Top of the Unit Provide Control of the Internal Synthesis Engine and Polyphonic Sequencing Brain

The Hog Shed Monster IS a Polyphonic 4-Voice WaveTable Synthesizer:

25 WaveForms Inside, Each Designed to be Digitally Vibrant and Bright, Giving the Hog Shed Monster Its
Unique Tonal Character.

Creating Kick Drums -Part 1- Vermona DRM1 mkIII + FX Pedals

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Kablehead

Vermona DRM1 mkIII
Electro-Harmonix Black Finger
Hardwire RV-7
Z.Vex Ringtone
Boss PS-5
Boss AW-3
Subdecay Noisebox
Radial Big Shot

Creating Kick Drums -Part 2- Vermona DRM1 mkIII + FX Pedals

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Kablehead

Vermona DRM1 mkIII
Walrus Audio Janus
Frostwave Sonic Alienator
Dreadbox Epsilon
Radial Big Shot

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