MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Moog Sub Phatty Exploration by John L Rice

Published on Aug 13, 2015 matrixsynth

Hi everyone!  Moog Music was gracious enough to send over a Sub Phatty.  I know John L Rice, and love his videos, many of which you have seen here on MATRIXSYNTH.  I asked him if he would be interested in giving the Sub Phatty a go and making an unboxing video.  He obliged and here it is!  Enjoy!  Side note: I have some engagements to attend, so this will likely be the top post until I start up again tomorrow.  Until then, catch up on posts!

You can check out the Moog Sub Phatty at

And of course the multitude of posts here on MATRIXSYNTH (remember you can sort by date up top).

And the video description on YouTube for completion:

"Moog Sub Phatty unboxing video and demo by John L Rice. An exploration of presets, live tweaking, and processing with external effects and modular gear.

Huge thanks to Moog Music for the Sub Phatty and John L Rice for taking the time out and make this video!"

Harmonic Symmetry

Harmonic Symmetry from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

"Harmonic patch using the new MakeNoise tELHARMONIC is a Multi-Voice, Multi-Algorithm synthesizer, and 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator. The master clock is the Tiptop Circadian Rhythms. Clock output running into the Modcan Touch Sequencer. Channel output one running into one intellijel Dixie (V1) for the bassline. Dixie output running into a Mutable instruments Ripples filter (LP4), triangle waveform. Second channel output sequencing quantized 8 note sequence to the telharmonic oscillator, creating the first lead sequence in the patch (major scale set). One Mult output taken and sent to the Strymon BigSky reverb pedal to create the delicate swarm pads that rise in and out at the builds. Amplitude control of the slow rises via the intellijel HexVCA, slow rate control from one Modcan Quad LFO. The other output is then taken and sent to the Qu-bit RT-60 reverb. Third output from the Modcan TS sending quantized CV to the MakeNoise STO oscillator variable SHAPE output then sent through lower section of the MakeNoise Optomix. The forth output from the Modcan TS is sending a 4 chord pattern (min9) to the intellijel shapeshifter module in chord mode. This output is then sent to another Qu-Bit RT-60 reverb algorithm. MakeNoise Mysteron plucking guitar like effect being triggered by a 4ms RCD, 5th trigger out. The Mysterson then is running out into a Strymon BlueSky pedal, reverb.

Drum sequencing from TipTop CR, channel one kick drum going to the Nord Drum 2. Second channel number 2 triggering a custom snare drum made on the Nord Drum 2. Channel 6 from the CR triggering a low bass drum, in the key of "C". Clock output from CR into the 4ms SCM being rotated by a intellijel dixie sine wave output running at a slow rate shifting the 16th's hi hat pattern. Noise source for hi-hats are the SSF quantum rainbow 2, purple output running into the MakeNoise Optomix. The high end snare clap sound is by the Synthrotek's DS-M drum module, then being lightly processed by the Synthrotek DLY, slowly CV controlled by a Modcan Quad LFO in random mode creating more glitchy effects. This is then being sequenced by channel number 2 from the tiptop CR. The first lower left side 4ms Spectral Multi-band Resonator processing 72 custom DSP samples, which are being played by one addac wave player. The output is then being sent to a intellijel uVCF filter (hi pass), for the light subtle glitch textures. The second 4ms Spectral Multi-band Resonator, processing another set of 32 samples (noise washes/slow rises/falls) via channel number 4 from the CR tiptop. Main output from a intellijel Mutagen mixer then ran through the Eventide space pedal for extra spatial atmosphere. :-)

For those wanting the track, its available here (Free Download)"


Published on Aug 13, 2015 Oxix52

"I finally got a little free time with the easel. I love the way the amplitude modulation makes the instrument growl."

Modular Wild-Malekko Heavy Industry-Richter Megawave-Bank 11 Part Two

Published on Aug 13, 2015 Modular Wild

"A continued exploration of the Richter Megawave's Miniwave ROM.This segment looks at Bank 11 which has the first 16 waveforms from the Digisound VCDO. Part Two of Two. Sound and Video by Raul Pena.For the ultimate experience follow along with the Miniwave manual:"

All parts:

Modor NF 1 Digital Polyphonic Synthesizer Demonstration song

Published on Aug 13, 2015 David Morley

"A tune made entirely on the Modor NF-1 Synthesizer. The only extra stuff was a Reverb. Not aiming for a Grammy with it (pretty chilled and typical) but hopefully it shows somewhat how flexible the Modor NF-1 is. The Modor NF-1 is a Digital Polyphonic (8 voice) synthesiser from Belgium. It has 3 Oscillators which have classic analogue style waveforms as well as Additive and FM synthesis. A multimode filter, a Formant filter, 4 envelopes, 3 LFO etc etc. It;s a very powerful synth.. In another video I will go through the features one by one. Hope you enjoy."

tELHARMONIC: Voltage Controlled Music Theory

Published on Aug 13, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

"The tELHARMONIC takes a new approach to handling music theory in the modular context. TONIC, INTERVAL, DEGREE and D-GATE, allow for patch-programming of complex chord progressions, scales, melodies and playing styles."

Synthesizer Studio Tours - Bernd-Michael Land of Aliens Project & Frank Tischer of Thau

Synthesizer Studio Trip covering Minimoog, Roland Digital Chorus, Space Echo, CompuRythm and more.

Published on Aug 5, 2015

" is once again visiting the Synthesizer Studio of Bernd-Michael Land. They are talking about his latest Electronica Music projects and demonstrate the legendary Roland Space Echo, Digital Chorus, CompuRythm Drum Machine and Minimoog Analogue Synthesizer."

Modern Berlin School Synthesizer Setup for Live Electronica Music Performances

Published on Aug 11, 2015 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"Ralph Baumgartl is talking to Frank Tischer of the Electronica Band 'Thau'. Frank is explaining his Synthesizer gear setup for performing Berlin School type music live on stage. He's also giving a little live performance showcasing the music of Thau."

METRICS by Drift-Lab a.k.a Manuele Montesanti Featuring Yamaha's New Reface Synths

METRICS by Drift-Lab a.k.a Manuele Montesanti

Published on Aug 11, 2015

"Hi Guys! i'm very excited because 'Metrics' is the second song by Drift-Lab my music project! In this video there are 3 unbelievable musician friends: Demo Morselli on Trumpet, Cristiano Micalizzi on Drums and Mario Guarini on Bass...and Me! on the keyboards and synthesizers ;)! Of course in my new setup there are the new "Yamaha Refaces" (in this song only the "Reface CS" and "DX" with "Yamaha Cp40"). Thank's to my friend Carlo Castellano "Ceo and Genius" of "" In this song my Reface DX is processed from the plug-in "Fog Convolver" (is unbelievable convolution reverb!!!!) I hope you like it! ...Enjoy ;)! #yamaharefacecs #yamaharefacedx #yamahacp40 #manuelemontesanti #driftlab"

Yamaha Reface YC!

Published on Jul 30, 2015 Manuele Montesanti

"Hi guys! in this short video i try to play the new 'Yamaha Reface YC' with the hammond organ emulation. The Reface YC is connected to Yamaha Motif XF7 (is the master keyboard on this setup!). I hope you like it!...Enjoy..! #yamaharefacecp #yamaharefaceyc #yamahamotifxf7 #manuelemontesanti #driftlab"

Introducing the All-New M-Audio Code Series Keyboards

Published on Aug 11, 2015 M-Audio


Three models—25-, 49- and 61-key versions—deliver professional-feel keybeds, full feature sets and surprising pricing

Cumberland, RI (August 13, 2015)— M-Audio (, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced that deliveries have begun of its highly-anticipated Code Series keyboards, a family of three full-featured models. Available in 25-, 49- and 61-key versions, the Code Series combines a remarkably smooth-feeling keyboard with a surprisingly complete feature set to create a keyboard line of unusually professional capability and unexpected value.

The Code Series builds upon M-Audio’s legacy of innovative workflow and playability. Their comprehensive controls automatically map to popular DAW’s such as Ableton Live, Apple GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, and Cubase, so artists can easily convert their creativity into immediate, tangible results.

The Code Series delivers top-of-the-line performance with their professional-feel keybeds, very complete feature sets and included software, yet they are priced far below what might ordinarily be expected for this level of capability.

All Code Series keyboards feature:
• Smooth-feel, semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
• 16 velocity-sensitive pads with LED feedback
• Touch pad for X/Y axis control
• USB Bus powered for portability and ease of use
• 5 Pin MIDI Input, and Output jacks allowing you to control your favorite synths
• Assignable pitch & mod wheels, knobs, faders, buttons (with macro ASCII support), and transport control with Mackie Control and HUI modes
• Split keyboard with four assignable zones
• Expression and Sustain pedal inputs
• 6 digit LED display

In addition, a comprehensive software package is included—Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3—that ensures the artist has unrestricted access to the best creative tools.

“The new Code Series keyboards offer a professional level of performance and keybed feel, combined with an unusually comprehensive set of features and included software,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “All this adds up to one of our most eagerly-awaited new product introductions ever.”

For more information, visit:

Retail pricing for the Code Series is as follows:
Code 25—$299
Code 49—$349
Code 61—$399

The Code Series is available at M-Audio dealers nationwide."

Novation bass station 2 Repair MF#52

Published on Aug 13, 2015 markusfuller

"Quick repair of the Novation Bass station 2 synth, Just a nice simple power jack re-solder."

Axoloti Noodles

Published on Aug 13, 2015 Mark Harris

"Noodling around with the Axoloti, a Madrona Labs Soundplane and an Eigenharp Alpha.

Im loving the Axoloti board , 60 Euro for so much power and flexibility.. programmed like a nord modular on the computer, and then upload the patch so it can run standalone (i.e. without computer). tiny board - you can just see it top right in soundplane part

Here I just grabbed it with some patches Ive made, and had some quick fun with my Soundplane and Eigenharp Alpha.

The Axoloti supports MPE (Midi Polyphonic Expression), so I can have individual notes with different timbres and pitch-bend, volumes

Madrona Labs Soundplane : using MPE , each note individual voice, which includes a LFO (the bouncing) that has a changeable rate per note. (the Y axis on the Soundplane, also used for filter)

Eigenharp Alpha : using MPE, again per note expression, but a more conventional synth voice, Y axis is used for filter/resonance. the strip controller on the Alpha is used to control distortion fx (on the Axoloti)

Axoloti: 2 patches, one for my Soundplane, other for alpha, loaded on the SDCard, and can be switched via midi (on my Alphas percussion keys).

Other: Valhalla Vintage Verb used for Ableton for post production reverb. ( I hope to use another Axoloti board for reverbs in the future)"

ARMON ArmonConcert - Strings, Brass, Reeds and Piano Synth

via this auction

You'll find a video of this one (according to the auction) previously posted here.

"Armon Concert Strings/Brass synthesizer with Reeds and Piano.

This has a Hell of a lot on it...

* String section with Cello, Violin and Percussion and also a 'solo' switch for lead lines.

* Reeds section with Accordion, Musette and Organ.

* Piano section with Piano and also HonkyTonk.

* Brass section with Trombone and Trumpet and with it's own controls for Attack and Brilliance.

* An effects section that has a 'mute' function and also vibrato.

* Finally a general section with overall Attack and Sustain.

LED's in each section light up to show you which parameters are active and tweak-able for each voice.

And that's not all... you can also mix voices by pressing both buttons to create new sounds and textures.
Has it's own built-in amplifier and speakers in the bottom so you can either play it stand alone, or hook it up to a separate amp and speakers. Sockets on the rear include headphones, sustain and pedal and the external output. In absolutely fantastic condition - just one point to note - on the right hand wooden end piece, the top corner isvery slightly damaged - as can be seen in one of the photos."

Red Roland SH-101 SN 362101

via this auction

"Notes of Interest -

The battery compartment and AC adapter are not the originals and have been replaced, however the unit has been tested successfully using batteries as well as AC power and can be used with either one.

One thing to mention about the battery compartment is that because the plastic of the compartment is not aged in the same conditions as the keyboard, the color looks slightly different under strong lighting conditions. You will be able to see that in the photographs. Low light you can hardly tell that the part is not the original.

Functionality -

Every key works great, every switch, and slider works as it should, as does the pitch bend and tilt to modulate. In addition, the step sequencer functions as it should, and will record a playback that you performed to then have you manipulate that playback with the sliders, switches, etc, and the arpeggiator works as well."

Roland VP-330 Mk1 Synthesizer and Vocoder

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer SN 050264

via this auction

"12 bit version, no midi, some pitting in the paint as per the photos but the chassis is straight as in no dings or bends, the end pieces are in nice condition and there's no screws knobs or sliders missing and has the original factory patches loaded.

It also Recently had the power supply recapped.

Please note that it takes about 15 minutes for it to warm up and then it works as it should, I believe there's something about this in the original operation manual.

In all its a nice machine however cosmetically it's not mint, personally it infuriates me that someone would let something so beautiful deteriorate but I guess after all its just a tool and once it's on a record nobody knows that it's not a museum piece"

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

via this auction

"Vintage Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine in immaculate working condition. Recently serviced to ensure full functionality. Signature 80's sound!"

Pittsburgh Modular System 10 + Moogerfrooger MF101

Published on May 5, 2014 Itslikely

"Pittsburgh Modular system 10 + Moogerfrooger MF101"


Published on Aug 13, 2015 Absolute Music

"Our good friend Dave Gale came into Absolute Music today to try out the PITTSBURGH MODULAR System 10.1 with the Korg Volca, SQ1 and Styrmon Timelive pedal. Sounds great. What do you guys think?"

Access Virus EDM Pack Demos

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 15

Published on Aug 13, 2015 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working out a track. - melodic - less melodic"

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion - TT-303

Published on Aug 13, 2015

"TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion - TT-303

303-mackie 820i-dark matter (insert)- ableton-valhalla reverb"

Dataline live at Luft n Liebe - Berlin

Published on Aug 13, 2015 MrDataline


Published on Aug 13, 2015

iTunes: Orphion - Bastus Trump

(Best in HD)
So many possibilities with this awesome app!! Check it out!!
I hope you guys dig it!!

(Mejor en HD)
Cuantas posibilidades con esta app!! Echad un vistazo!!
Espero que os guste!!

Gear: Live 9, TR-8, KP3+, Orphion for Ipad & Novation SL MKII 25.

Official Website:"

Live elektron jam: Trinity Garage (AR, A4, OT)

Published on Aug 13, 2015 SB-SIX

"A jam on the Elektron black trinity (analog rytm, analog four, octatrack). The AR and A4 are plugged into the Octatrack, where FX are added and live resampling is used to do the reverse FX.

Recorded directly from the octatrack's outputs. No loops used, synth sounds are all analog four and drums are a mix of samples and analog engines from the AR. Hope you enjoyed it!"

cyrusrex - my legs are like anchors

cyrusrex - my legs are like anchors from Muff Wiggler on Vimeo.

"Mellow patch using 4ms Company QCD / RCD, Make Noise DPO / Optomix / MATHS / Function, XAOC Devices Moskwa, SSF Ultra Random, SARA Filter, Hex Inverter Mutant Kick / Mutant Hats, Malekko Heavy Industry MIX, Cwejman VC-FC, and CTG-VC / MX-4S / INS-2MX, Modcan Dual Delay... and some Strymon BlueSky and Eventide Space / H8000"

Max Brand - Triptych / Ilian 4

Published on Aug 12, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

Max Brand
1. Triptych (1970)
2. Ilian 4 (1974)

Compostions with the Max Brand Synthesizer (aka Moogtonium). See the Max Brand channel below for previous posts with more info on this one off synthesizer system including images, video and history.

Modular Analog Synthesizer Project 07: Sequencer Jammin'

Published on Aug 12, 2015 rakershine

"Steve Averill plays around with sequencers on analog rig. Experimental dual Fatar keyboard setup. Analog Drums Beat. Rakershine production Beaverton Oregon."

All parts here.

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