MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

"Silicon Bells" -- Soundtrack style with DSS-1, CS-10

Published on Oct 3, 2015

"Beautiful digital bell patch on the DSS-1.

Inspired by SynthMania's '1970s style soundtrack with Minimoog and Prophet-5'" [see this post]

X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - yamaha DD-7 drum machine with midi

via this auction

video here and here.

"The big sister of the yamaha DD-6 with a more varied and larger sound set.
Lots of good percussive sounds and a variation of synth and voice samples.
It's also one of the finest in the DD range for glitch generation and ease of
which the glitching can be shaped and moulded into unique fx, incidentals and noise.

Modifications and embedded circuitry:

Analogue resonant filter with high pass and low pass bands
Gain, resonance, low pass/high pass toggle and cutoff
A nice warm filter based on the synthacon.
Lot's of resonance and a unique character of it's own.
Violent, squelchy and crunchy when overdriven in this machine.

Digital 'death industrial' delay
Rate, noise, feedback, off/on toggle
This delay variant is based on the formula applied and the output of circuit bent delay pedals which have been sold in the past.
A versatile and if desired aggressive set up that can drift between ambience, echo and all out harsh noise wall and power electronics.

Analogue distortion
Dual mode distortion with diode clipping, filter and gain.

PSU - DC hum suppression circuitry
A regulated psu is now built into the machine.
This gives a stable and quiet power supply to both the drum machine and additional circuitry as well as
providing a quiet output and excellent noise floor.
Input voltage is +12V tip positive running 2 amps.
Please be aware of the amp rating of your adapter. It MUST run 2 amps or above.
Suitable adapters are available at low cost on ebay.
if Shipped within the UK i'll include a suitable adapter.

Midi retrofit & Gate output
The drum machine now has midi capability by means of an embedded microcontroller.
The four drum channels can be triggered via a sequencer or daw.
Trigger notes are: C3, C#3, D3, D#3 and F3 for the gate output.

Midi is set to CH16 but if you'd prefer a different channel for convenience i can flash the firmware before shipping for you
and assign it to what ever channel is best for you.
The gate outputs at +5v and can be used to trigger other devices such as adsr's and also drive eurorack sequencers.
One of the videos below demonstrates the gate output driving a sequential circuits pro one sequencer.
The gate isn't locked to a time signature so if driving a sequencer you can advance it however you want.

Master pitch control
Gives a large global pitch range - demonstrated in the demo videos
The pitch has a high and low setting and a coarse and fine control.
The fine control gives you conventional pitching of the drums, the coarse will take them down to vicious noise, droning and glitching.
The drum machine now serves not only as a percussive instrument but a generator of abstract sounds and textures.

4x4 glitch matrix
The glitch matrix disrupts the percussive sounds and warps them into various forms of data crash and glitch.
A very interesting modification on it's own. It takes on a whole new level when the fx chain is applied.

Cnc machined aluminium panel work with blue anodize and engraved text and graphics

The DD range of drum machines are some of the best for glitched circuit bent sounds. They achieve a bizzare edge
without becoming too unruly and hard to control. With midi now added you can create nicely spaced patterns which accomodate the glitch matrix and fx chain nicely. It's no longer restricted to it's preset patterns. The pads can still be used with drum sticks and the preset patterns are still intact. It will still run as intended if you choose to use it this way."

Doepfer A-188-2 Feedback (662)

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Computing.Sound

"White Noise - VCA - BBD - Delay

Feedback Line: 662 Single Out - S&H modulated Bandpass Filter A-108 - Feedback In

Clocked/sequenced via Korg SQ-1"

Nano SwinSIDb tutorial: how to build your own units of nano SwinSIDb

Published on Jul 25, 2015 Tolaemon

"As you know, SIDs are one of the most popular sound generators used in chiptune, but they are very dificult to find and expensive. I created a tutorial that explains how to build nano SwinSID from scratch. nano SwinSID is a clone of the SID dessigned by Swinkel"

"All the information and resources necessary to assembly your nano SwinSIDs is available at the site of this tutorial:

The information of Swinkels original SwinSID project is available at:

Soundtrack: Chiptune by Dubmood from the album "Lost Floppies Vol 2 (DATA027)":"

UNTOUCHED BLISS ( Instrumental Cut )

Published on Aug 26, 2015

"Instrumental edit of the song from the motion picture Poet of Sound and Image by KiNo

All Music & Lyrics by KiNo

Written in New Vague City
Recorded in Los Angeles

Produced by KiNo

See more at:

Untouched Bliss — KiNo"

OPUS 3 — 0:33 / 1:48 /
High melody 1:53
Low organ jabs

bass and alto pulses
High pitched organ-like sweeps 0:46

LINN DRUM Snare and hat

Acoustic guitar filtered by Custom Analogue Processors by Jeff Blenkinsopp

Moog Prodigy Vintage Synthesizer SN 1174

via this auction

Tama Techstar Analog Drum Synth Module

via this auction

" Tama Techstar TS204 analog drum synthesizer module with original manual. Very cool 2 channel drum synth. One channel covers a variety of analog drum sounds (bass, snare, tom, etc...) and the other is dedicated to claps. Trigger inputs, individual outs and master out.

You can trigger this from a drum machine or sequencer and get those classic analog drum sounds."

Vile Electrodes: Empire of Wolves (live in our studio)

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Vile Electrodes

"Empire of Wolves, performed and recorded live (with zero overdubs!) in our studio.

This version will be available as a bonus track on the limited edition acrylic sleeve Stark White double CD, which is available to pre-order now:"

Matrix Code Music 01 - 'ALIAS' the One Line Code Music matrix sequencer

"Example of 'ALIAS' the One Line Code Music matrix sequencer. Coming Early 2016. It uses a 'pin board' matrix to select bitwise operators and sources to feed in. IT also has aliased and anti-aliased oscillators and analogue modelled filters."

Synth Jam - 7

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Synth Jam

Moog Voyager - FX
Moog Little Phatty - Lead
DSI Evolver - Synth
DSI Prophet 08 - Chords
AKAI VX 90 - Chords
Novation Bass Station 2 - Seq.
Roland Alpha Juno 2 - Gated Pad
Novation Drum Station V2
Jomox AirBase 99
Roland TB 3 - Bass
Boss CE 20 on Prophet 08
Boss CS 3 on Kick Drum
Lexicon MX 300
Tc Electronic Falshback
TC Electronic M 350
TC Electronic Hall of Fame
EHX Small Stone on Juno 2
Alesis Philtre on Drum Station & AKAI VX 90
Allen & Heath Zed 428 mixer
Audio directly from the mixer
Sequenced and Synced with Ableton Live midi only


via samplemagic

"Exquisite synth layers, textures and elements for soundtrack and electronic productions.

Delve into an expansive collection of inspirational Sylenth patches designed to serve the needs of all electronic producers and soundtrack musicians. Sylenth Cinematic Patches comes packed with scores of ambient leads and pads, evolving layers and textures, complex arpeggios and sequences and ethereal sound design elements inspired by the finest electronica and contemporary soundtrack production.

Crafted with a phenomenal level of programming intricacy, these truly unique synth sounds will be a powerful addition to any producer or composer’s sound palette. Whether you’re working in IDM, electronica, ambient, soundtrack or sound design fields, these stunning sounds will suit anyone seeking deep, dark, expansive and spaced-out inspiration.

The full collection contains 25 leads, 24 atmospheres and textures, 20 pads, 11 percussive patches and 21 sequences.

The collection also comes bundled with 37 bonus MIDI files that are showcased in the audio demo."

Manual for KORG MONO/POLY Synth: TroubleShoot, English Alemán Française Española

via this auction

Different format than the one here and here.

"Written in English, German, Spanish and French.
Troubleshooting Chart
Chord Memory Operation Chart
Diagrams: Rear Panel Functions Explanation, Interfacing example, VCO Bank, Pulse Width, Auto Damp, Key Assign Mode, Unison/Share, Poly, Pitch Control, Waves, Keyboard Controls, and more....
CV Relationship
VCO Bank:
Waveform, Octave & Level Controls
Noise Geneterator
VCF: Cutoff, Resonance, EG Depth, Keyboard Track, Envelope Generator
VCA EG: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Trigger, Hold, Auto Damp
Key Assign Mode: Hold, Mono, Unison, Poly, Unison/Share
Arpeggiator: Range, Pattern, Off/On/Latch
Pitch Control: Master Tune, Portamento, Detune, Transpose
Modulation and Effects: Generators, MG-1 & 2, Pulse Width Modulation
Synthesizer Basics: A very good explanation of 3 basic components (pitch, tone, color), and how these are controlled by your synth. It explains how a typical synthesizer works.
Sine and Sawtooth Waves
AND MORE: Over 50 pages!!

Very good condition, not a factory produced original, complete, clear, legible quality pages, very minor marks from use."


via this auction

"Yamaha's SK-series are combo-keyboards with synthesizer, organ, brass and string sections. The SK-10 was the first of the SK-series, released in 1979 - the SK-20, 30 and 50D followed in 1980, and the SK-15 in 1981, possibly as a replacement for the SK-10. The SK-10 is the only one in the series that does not incorporate a synth section, but has organ, brass and string sections that can all be played together for more interesting combinations. Very sturdy casing, 4-octave and fully polyphonic the features also include a leslie simulator, vibrato, attack and sustain rocker switches, a slider for 'brilliance' and a one-octave transpose switch. Not exactly feature-laden, but a lovely string synth sound. Interestingly, they are often referred to as 'analog', but in fact do have a digital section. Its organ has one of the early implementations of Yamaha's FM technology in a very limited form, concurrent with the GS-1/2 development platforms which eventually led to the DX series.

The ORGAN SECTION is available in all the SK series synthesizers. It offers a full range of stop levers from 1' to 16', percussion levers with adjustable decay, and controls for overall sustain, brilliance and decay. This gives you quite a lot to work with in the way of synthesis. The organ's sound is FM based and it sounds very B3 like. You can add a Vibrato and a noisy but good Tremolo to it. Its sound is all about the 70's era rock organ, especially with the Ensemble chorus effect in use. It also has a Leslie-speaker output around back.

The PRESET STRINGS section isn't very sophisticated and offers very limited editing capabilities. It is the string section though, that is worth aquiring this keyboard for. Very similar to the best of the string synths, (such as the Arp Solina/Omni or the Logan String Machine) it has a sound reminiscent of the opening of 'Oxygene' (J-M Jarre) or the lead line from 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' (Joy Division).

The SK20 adds the POLY-SYNTH SECTION: a 7-note polyphonic synthesizer with basic filter, pitch, envelope, and portamento controls. It features two (detuneable) oscillators per voice so it's good for thick pads. It lacks any bite whatsoever and, even in normal attack mode, has way too slow an envelope to be used for any bass or percussion sounds. But, the pads and strings you can get certainly shine and glitter like Bowie a-la Ziggy Stardust (especially when layered with the Strings section). It's like a good entry-level synthesizer. Basic and simple LFO, filters and ADSR envelopes. It has a built-in sustain and the Tremolo and Ensemble chorus effect also apply to this section."

Roland JX-3P Polyphonic Synthesizer PG200 Programmer SN 270344

via this auction

Roland JD-800

via this auction

Korg DSM-1 Digital Sampler & Synthesizer Module

via this auction

yamaha cs01 vintage analog synth

via this auction

Roland MC 202

via this auction

"Original knob missing from accent dial. Still functions as it should though.

Previous owner started a mod (as seen in the photo) on this 202 but didn't see it through. Does not affect playback at all. I've been covering it with tape.

This is an analog synthesizer/sequencer. It sounds very much like the TB-303 and SH-101 bass synths. Sometimes considered the 'poor man's 303'. It has a very evolved form of TB-303 like programming (more like the MC-4) and SH-101 like controls of the VCO, VCF, VCA, LFO, Envelope and Mixer sections. The LCD display is a great feature too.

The MC-202 was sort of a next-generation TB-303. So the idea was to program sequence/patterns into it internally which would give you those 303 basslines that we've come to love. But programming the MC-202 is a bit too intense and over done for the simple monophonic bass line. However you can control it externally by hooking up a MID-CV/Gate converter. Then you basically have yourself an SH-101!

The sequencer is actually a 2-channel CV/gate sequencer, with both channels being capable of driving a separate external synth. It's a very useful unit, also, for its DINsync capabilities; it can receive on one port, and send over two, and also can 'split' DINsync to branch a sync signal out to multiple devices"

Mutable Instruments - Elements

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Morgan Karlsson

"Korg SQ1 (random mode) and Mutable instruments Elements"

Adding a Eurorack Oscillator to the Arturia Microbrute

Published on Sep 17, 2015 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"By adding an extra oscillator to your Arturia Microbrute you can greatly expand the sonic possibilities of this already competent synth. I’ll show you how to use the mod matrix to connect oscillator modules from Pittsburgh Modular. By tuning the oscillators and using pitch, envelope and LFO CV - I get the Microbrute, the Waveforms and the DNA Symbiotic Waves modules to sing beautifully together."

Creating Polyrhythms with the Elektron Octatrack

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"By using polyrhythms you can create unpredictable and less repetitive rhythms and beats. I’ll make my case in the tutorial using the Elektron Octatrack sequencing a Nord Drum 2. Concepts are transferable to a range of other sequencers and synths, of course.

The content is hard to explain verbally - I use graphs and examples extensively.

I work mainly in the midi sequencer of the Octatrack, working heavily with the scale settings - if you need to refresh your skills on that, have a go at the Octatrack Manual in chapters:
Scale Setup (. p 93 in manual v 1.25)
The Midi Sequencer (p. 111 in manual v. 1.25)"

Sounds of Old School Gaming on the Analog Keys

Published on Sep 4, 2015 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"Recreate the sounds of home computer gaming from the eighties. I’ll use the Elektron Analog Keys to emulate the sound characteristics from the Commodore SID chip of C64 and C128 fame. I’ll show some examples of how to get that chippy, nostalgic, vintage sound. I’ll walk you through the creation of a bass-, lead-, kick- and snare drum patch.

If you’re new to the Analog Keys/Four or subtractive synthesis, you might want to read up in the Elektron Analog Key/Four manual. Look into Appendix A: Synth Track Parameters"

Joao Ceser [Tiptop Audio Records] - Live @ Qabalah 25 sept. 2015 [Snippet 001]

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Joao Ceser

"Joao Ceser [Tiptop Audio Records] - Live @ Qabalah (Bikini Club - Cattolica - ITA) 25 sept. 2015 [Snippet 001]
#‎modular #‎live #‎techno" @ Music Expo Budapest | 2015/10/3

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Moritz Scharf


Published on Oct 3, 2015 millolab

"Headphones highly recomended. An afternoon improvisation, messing around with 7/8 time signature.
Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld , Arturia Microbrute through Eventide H9, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra."

Clavia Nord Wave "ambient"

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Pablo Vidal

"all sounds made with Clavia Nord Wave"

Kick.S Live / Korg ELECTRIBE MX&xOxbOx&AcidlabMiami X942

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Kick.S

Acidlab Miami
electro harmonix memory boy
electro harmonix Cathedral"

Elektron jam 13

Published on Oct 3, 2015 CsG

Roland Modular System 100M - Sound examples

Published on Oct 3, 2015 batchas

"Nothing musical here. Exploring different sounds on the Roland 100M. Mostly crossmodulation & FM on 112 filtered by 121. Modules: 112 (Dual VCO) + 121 (Dual Filter) + 150 (LFO, Noise, S&H, RIng Mod) + 140 (Dual ADSR, LFO) + 130 (Dual VCA). Playing notes or using arpeggiator on the 184 keyboard.

SORRY for the bleeding. We hear another sequence in the background. I didn't noticed it during recording! Pita..."

Prophet-6, EVOLUTION 16, Liquid Organ, Ozric Tentacles Style

Published on Oct 3, 2015 Bob I. Gomez

"My edit of preset 296, which gets into a liquid organ sound. Evolution 16 is the name I put on this melody.
Remember Ozric Tentacles & their bubbly liquid sounds ,well here is my attempt on the Prophet-6
To get this sound I increased the Sustain & Release on the Filter & Amp Envelope, added Sync to Osc 1 & Low Freq on Osc 2. Tweaked the Aftertouch, Sub Oct & Env Amount. Also used an Expression Pedal to dial in the Liquid."

Korg MonoPoly vs. Industrialectric Reverb

Published on Oct 2, 2015 Wein Glas

"Welcome to the Industrialectric RM-1N: The world's most unusual reverb pedal! This is how it sounds, when it mangles the sound of a true classic synthesizer: the Korg MonoPoly.

A demo with no overdubs, no external FX, and glorious mono sound ;)

For more information about the reverb see:"

Patch n Tweak

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