MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday, October 05, 2015

MI Elements getting to know you

Published on Oct 5, 2015 SunFallsMusic

"First run after installing Mutable Instruments Elements. ( hardLined Audio :)
These are the "getting to know you" sessions.
Kick by Blue Lantern Asteroid BDv4. Elements is all other sound.
just havin some fun..."

Sequencing: Aint Nobody-Chaka Kahn: JX3P, Juno 106, Prophet 5 ,Polysix, and Linn 9000

Published on Oct 5, 2015 javd007

"Hey Guys!!! Here is a cover of Aint Nobody-By Chaka Kahn (One of my favorite songs)

1. Rhythm-Linn 9000
2.Lead- Roland JX3P
3.Bass-Prophet 5
4.Strings-Korg Polysix
5. ARP- Roland Juno 106
6. Sequencing-Linn 9000"

Original 1970 R.A. Minimoog Model D 4-Page Brochure

via this auction

"R.A. Moog Minimoog Synthesizer, 1970, 4 page, vintage brochure. Original, 45 year old brochure of the original R.A Minimoog Synthesizer before the final commercial rerleased versions. Notice the missing wood across the top of the control panel and the sliders/caps on the left mod panel. Used R.A. Minimoog brochure is in Very Good Condition to Excellent Condition. However does have punch holes. Some came from factory with them, some did not. No writing, no tears, no highlights, clean pages, no music store stamp."

Original 1976 Moog 35 Modular Synthesizer Catalog Brochure

via this auction

"Moog 35 Modular Synthesizer Catalog Brochure. Original Norlin 1976 vintage, 6 page fold out, 2 color brochure. Moog Analog Synthesizer. Very good condition. No writing, no punch holes, no highlights, no stains. Back when the real big boys were made. Nothing equals their vintage sound, even today. Nothing!"

Yamaha TX81Z - Getting Started Programming FM

Published on Oct 5, 2015 gstormelectro

"All video and audio by G-Storm Electro c.2015

I'm using a TX81Z to edit a single patch, but what you see and learn here can be carried over to many other FM synthesizers. This is far from a complete coverage of all topics, but meant to help get users started with an intuitive approach."

Roland Juno Alpha - psychedelic test

Published on Oct 5, 2015 MrGOFIOvideos

"Just a little demo about this funny synthesizer from 80's. It's a six-voice analog synth (DCO) and uses the same analog filter than the JX-8P. It has only one oscillator but lets you combine several waveforms.

In this demo, i'm using a typical BCR which allows to you to control all the internal parameters. It's easy to program and much cheaper than the original PG-300.

I'm sorry for the colours and distorted image, just a joke ;) Anyway, I hope you like it.

And you can listen or download my tracks here:"

New EMW Spectral Viewer Eurorack Module in the Works

"EMW will add an extra dimension, with sound-activated dynamic colors to your modular.

The EMW SPECTRAL VIEWER module splits the audio frequency band and translates the individual bands into intensity color levels in a way that red represents low frequencies, green represents the mid frequencies and blue the high frequencies. A full audio material fed into the module will be translated into a dynamically multi-color visualization of the audio spectrum."

Modular Wild Presents Black Market Modular Colour Palette unboxing

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Modular Wild
Re-Published on Oct 7, 2015

"A video unboxing of the Black Market Modular Colour Palette, Woof!, Tweet!, Fuzzolo, WMD Varian, WMD Wave Compiler, and Aperture. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Waldorf Blofeld Custom Patches: A Bank Patches A01 to A16

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Mark Pigott

Waldorf Blofeld Custom Patches C Bank C54 to C60

Waldorf Blofeld Tutorials by Mark Pigott

Published on Sep 23, 2015 Mark Pigott

1. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: How to create a tone with Self Oscilating Filter
2. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: A different Way to Trigger the Comb filter
3. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Create a One Shot Envelope out of LFOs
4. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Create intervals with just one oscillator on the Waldorf Blofeld
5. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Fun with Unisono
6. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Fun with the Filter Envelope and Modifiers
7. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial:How to Split the Keyboard in Performance Mode
8. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Recursive Modulation on the Filter
9. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Pitch Modulation and Modifiers
10. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Attempting to create that Moog punch experiment
11. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Inverting the Filter for Oscilator FM
12. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: How to Invert the Filter Envelope Introduction
13. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Experiments with Pulse Width and Lag Generators
14. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Introduction to 48db filter mode
15. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: Quantized LFOs for Pitch from Modifiers
16. Waldorf Blofeld tutorial: Experiments with LFO as Ramp Generator
17. Waldord Blofeld Tutorial : LFOs as Ramps: Part 2, wavetables
18. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: A Different Way to Approach Lag Generators
19. Waldorf Blofeld Tutorial: S&H Modifier Fun for Arpegiators

The Monolith - Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard

The Monolith Video.mp4 Uploaded on Nov 23, 2011 jacobduringer

You can find more info on The Monolith including some pieces composed with The Monolith on Jacob Duringer's website here.

"The Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard (Monolith for short), invented by Jacob Duringer, allows a composer or musician to perform all the parts or arrangements of instruments simultaneously strictly by skill. This paradigm shift in thinking required the reconceptualization of the one-dimensional piano keyboard that controlled pitch only into a two-dimensional keyboard that controls both pitch and timbre in any combination at any given moment.
Jacob Duringer's album "The Fruit of the Spirit" is available on itunes."

Some details from The Monolith site:

"The Monolithic Two-Dimensional Keyboard, or Monolith for short. This new MIDI keyboard is based upon a simple idea,: that of expanding the one-dimensional piano keyboard (which has a fixed timbre and sequential pitch changes in the X-axis) into two-dimensions (offering sequential pitch variation in the X-axis AND timbre variation in rows parallel to the first row. Each row of keys offer the possibility of different instruments in the Y-axis.

The keys are all equal in width, facilitating easier and more linear fingering than is possible with the piano keyboard. The key length on the Monolith is only that of a finger tip. The extra key length found on a piano keyboard does not serve a useful purpose for synthesizers since the piano keyboard originated from the cantilever action of the hammer-string mechanism. Thus, the new keyboard has been reduced to a thin strip of keys. Note however, that the piano structure and scaling is left entirely intact.

With this new design other rows of keys can be arranged above or below the first row. These rows of keys are manually accessible by moving the finger horizontally AND vertically. Now two adjacent fingers can play different rows of keys, each row assigned to a different MIDI channel and processed through a different timbre or instrument. The Monolith engineering prototype, 4th generation, contains 15 rows each of 4 octaves of keys.

Since each row can be a different instrument the performer is effectively playing an entire arrangement of a musical composition, not just a part. At any moment in time the performer can change the timbre and pitch of multiple instruments simultaneously..."

-CALC- and Novation Circuit in Flight on an Airplane

Published on Oct 5, 2015

"Novation Circuit takes flight over the Dolomites from Budapest to Milan. This was the session created on the plane and recorded onto the iPhone vid in the hotel. Circuit just gets better and better with practice."

Novation Circuit -CALC- Another day another country

Published on Oct 5, 2015 -CALC-

"Another day of the Circuit European tour was followed by a quick performance thrown together in the second hotel.... this time it's Torino, Italy with the fantastic MidiWare crew!
This one is a bit longer and makes full use of the scales and transpose page with the quick view function."

Roland AIRA / "My Fault" (live) - Neon Dominik

Published on Sep 27, 2015 Neon Dominik

Roland JX3P Music

Published on Oct 5, 2015 darksideothetune

"Since Roland decided to reproduce the underrated JX3P Again, I thought I'd do a little multi-tracked jam to show some of its capabilities."

Sequential Circuits - Pro One SN 0434 with J-wire Keyboard

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro-One - Dark and Dirty Analog Demo (Unmodified - NO EFFECTS)

Published on Jun 27, 2015 Sean Craddock

"The Sequential Circuits Pro-One analog synth is an awesome machine, and this one is older than I am (serial #3706). Used for quite a lot of classic stuff from the 80s, it's also capable of belting out some impressively gritty sounds from its dual oscillators.

This demo makes use of two sequences I pre-programmed, the synth allows a step-sequence of up to 40 notes, which you can then play up and down the keyboard. I am using pulse waves only for both VCOs throughout, which are modulated both manually through the PWM knobs and also through the mod wheel on the left which is ALSO controlling the LFO and the main filter envelope, which in turn also affects the waves! This creates absolutely beautiful sweeping complex sounds through even just small movements of the mod wheel.

Apologies for the out of focus video, for whatever reason the camera decided to focus on the spare bed, and I didn't have enough battery left for a retake afterwards! Slight A/V sync issue too annoyingly!"

MSQ 700 ROLAND Sequencer 1984 Electrofunk demo

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Superfunk Synths

Follow-up to ROLAND MC 500 MKII Sequencer 1986 Electrofunk demo

Liquid Light Solid Motion | Bana Haffar

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"* Patch performed live * No overdubs *

Integrating a pair of Mother-32 semi-modular synthesizers with her eurorack case, electronic musician Bana Haffar programs an evolving analog soundscape that contrasts heavyweight power against delicate precision, showcasing the broad emotional range that can be expressed using the simple yet well-chosen circuits of the Mother-32.

The pair of Mother-32 eurorack compatible synthesizers generate the sonics for this piece with additional modulation and control opportunities made possible by each unit's 32-point patch bay, bridging the electronic connection to the external modules. For this patch, a Make Noise Rene sequences the Mothers' analog voices while a 4ms QCD supplies the Master Clock signal. External reverb and an MF-104M analog delay contribute depth and space to the patch.

Bana Haffar:


Novation Circuit Review & Mini Tutorial

Published on Oct 5, 2015 AskAudio Mag

"We gave the new Novation Circuit groove box an in-depth review on Ask.Audio. This video shows the ins and outs, as well as giving an overview of how to program and play Circuit."

MI- Elements pattern

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Morgan Karlsson

"Pattern created with Mutable Instruments - Elements and Korg SQ1."

Roland Boutique Performance & Demos

Published on Oct 1, 2015 Kraft Music

"Roland Boutique series synthesizer sound modules recreate the sounds of three classic Roland synths: Jupiter-8 (JP-08), Juno-106 (JU-06), and JX-3P (JX-03). These limited-edition modules are compact and portable with built-in speakers and battery operation. Using Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the Boutique series keeps the sound character and interface of the original synthesizers, adding features like chain mode for extended polyphony and a 16-step sequencer. Each Boutique module works with the optional K-25m velocity-sensitive keyboard for a complete, self-contained portable synth."

Roland Boutique Series Performance with Synth Modules JP-08 JU-06 JX-03
Roland Boutique Series Overview with Synth Modules JP-08 JU-06 JX-03
Roland Boutique JP-08 Synth Module
Roland Boutique JU-06 Synth Module
Roland Boutique JX-03 Synth Module

Korg littleBits improvisation #4

Published on Oct 5, 2015 organfairy

littleBits on eBay

"This is the last one of my littleBits videos. So if you hate it I can comfort you by stating that there is no more of them :-)

It has been interesting to try making music with the littleBits set. My impression is that there is room for improvements. There were things I found annoying but given the cost there must be sacrifices somewhere.

But next week I will be back with normal sized organs and synthesizers..."

Corsynth Announces New C101 OTA Lowpass filter MKII in MU/5U Format

via Corsynth:

"We have released a new module in MU format the "C101 OTA Lowpass filter MKII". It's a redesign of our first module , with several improvements and new features.

The main changes / improvements are:
A new first order output
A dedicated modulation input for envelopes with 0,66 V/Octave response. An inverter switch has been added to easily invert the input signal.
A better gain compensation circuit for the 24db output. Not more volume drop when you turn up the resonance.
An attenuverter has been added to the resonance modulation input.
Better temperature compensation.
You can find more info here.

Generative ambient patch

Generative ambient patch from Gianni Proietti on Vimeo.

"Generative self playing patch.
Eventide Space as master reverb, mixing and mastering on Ableton Live 9"

TB-303 Acid 2015 (Analog Diary 5102015)

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Kevin Polzer

"Analog Diaries 5102015"

DEMO: Braids (Mutable Instruments)

Published on Jan 20, 2015 AsselMC

"Just Braids & Schlagzwerg.
And some supporting modules ;-)"


Published on Oct 5, 2015 Paul Johnson

"Harmful If Swallowed - Modular Eurorack"

Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology/MOTM Coming to Control NY Oct 16

via @ctr_mod

"Pumped to have Paul Schreiber of Synth Tech back to Control Oct 16 7pm night before Machines In Music #Schreiber"

Budapest Music Expo 2015 - Introducing Abstract Data ADE 32 Octocontroller by Justin Owen

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Analogue Zone presents - Abstract Data ADE 32 Octocontroller by Justin Owen"

Budapest Music Expo 2015 - Tiptop Audio Workshop and New Product Announcements by Konstantin Gervis

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Analogue Zone presents - Tiptop Audio Workshop and New Product Announcements by Konstantin Gervis"

Budapest Music Expo 2015 - Introducing the Birdkids Bateleur VCO and Expander and Mixer:Noise

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Analogue Zone presents - Introducing the Birdkids Bateleur VCO and Expander and Mixer/Noise"

Budapest Music Expo 2015 - Mannequins and Monome Eurorack Modules Overview by Trent Gill

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Analogue Zone presents - Mannequins and Monome Eurorack Modules Overview by Trent Gill"

Demora: audio rate modulation

Published on Oct 5, 2015 wellurban

"Testing audio-rate modulation of Roland's Demora delay module. The effects are petty tame to start off with, but get progressively wilder from about the 2 minute mark."

MODOR NF-1 Digital Poly Review

Published on Oct 5, 2015 sonicstate

"A desktop DSP based polysynth from Belgium is proud to be digital. We take a look"

Buchla Easel K tip 2 & 3

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Todd Barton

"Using the 218’s Pulser to clock for the 218 Sequencer and the 223e Arpeggiator you can have 2 synchronized variable step/pitch combinations: 3-5 steps with the 218 and from 1-23 steps with the 223e. Also, the 223e offers many pattern modes: Rising, Falling, Triangle, Random and Spiral."

Buchla Easel K tip 3

Published on Oct 5, 2015

"In contrast to Tip 2, this tip uses the 223e Arpeggiator to clock the 218 Pulser. For a close up photo of the card used here go to:"

All parts here.

The Doors - Break on Through Old School Computer Remix

Published on Oct 4, 2015 bd594

"It's been awhile so I hope you enjoy my old school remix of The Doors - Break on Through to The Other Side. My video has two versions one with DECTalk vocals and one without. DECTalk is same speech synthesizer Stephen Hawking used back in the 80's. Which video do you like?
Devices Used
HP ScanJet 3C - Vocals
DECTalk Express - Vocals
Yamaha CX-5M Computer - Saw Wave Bass
Yamaha CX-5M Computer - Sine Wave Organ
Drums - Slamming Hard Drive Head
Cymbal - Striking Hard Drive Platter"

nonlinearcircuits cellF - live human neurons based modular synth

cellF hall Published on Oct 5, 2015 cirtcele

"A very quick behind the scenes look at the setup for the 1st performance of cellF. This was filmed on a very crappy old mobile-phone, so def. not HD. More info here -"

via nonlinearcircuits

"On Sunday 4th October the 1st live performance of cellF was given. cellF is an analogue modular synthesizer controlled by live human neurons grown on an electrode array...

Regarding the electronics:
The neuron dish has 60 electrodes, each of these is hooked up to and amplifier circuit to boost the neuron signals by approx 100x and then a comparator. Neurons chatter away constantly but they put out bursts of triggers every now & then, called action potentials, and it is these triggers we want.
So the black panel contains 60 processing circuits to extract the action potentials (triggers) and then we use these to control the synth.

The panel also has 16 stimulation input to send signals into the neurons (reduced to a max of 1Vp-p and approx 7ms trigger). To prevent feedback loops there are 60 analogue switches to momentarily turn off the processing circuits when a stim signal is sent. All this took quite a bit of work to develop and get right, but it is now fkn great!
During the performance (I was not the performer, we had a real musician for that - Darren Moore), I had to check and adjust the comparators a couple of times as the neuronal activities changes over time. Otherwise the synth was untouched and just communicated with the Darren, his drumhits were fed to the stim inputs. During the performance, it was very clear the neurons were responding to stimulation. It was great to listen to and must have been an incredible experience for Darren. A pro vid & audio crew recorded the event, so I will add links when they become available.

The actual synth section contains only NLC modules:
6 tri-core VCOs
4 LFOs
4 LPGs
8 VCAs
2 VC spring reverbs
2 diff-rectifiers
2 jerkoff chaos
4 281 EGs
2 Sauce of Unces
2 7 stage clock dividers with staircase
2 quad logic with resistor ladder & VC slew
2 Quad oscillator / low pass filter
2 choppers
2 Delay no mores
2 Vactrol PiLLs
2 DP filters
2 FF chaos
2 Sloth chaos
2 offset mixers
4 voltage controlled matrix mixers (32 VCAs in each so 128 VCAs)
2 multiband distortions
12 envelope generators
8 Frigates (pitch2CV and pitch2gate modules)
Plus a bunch of mults....think thats it"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Moog Source Roland VP330 Oberheim DX

Published on Oct 5, 2015 boogie-boutique

"This time with a better camera angle, performing my last idea with imperfect action and choreo, but the sounds are real nice I think, headphones or external speakers recommended

Midi & DIN-Sync Master: Elektron Analog Rytm
Reverb & Delay: Behringer X32
Source triggert with Roland 606"

The Indiana Revolver VHS (DIY MIDI Controller) Unboxing

Published on Oct 3, 2015 KM Productions

"The official unboxing (and example) of Kyle's hand crafted DIY MIDI Controller "The Indiana Revolver VHS". It consists of 12 potentiometer knobs built inside an Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark VHS cassette tape. In this video it is controlling 12 FX knobs in Ableton Live.

Controller is using a Teensy 2.0 Board

*Special Thanks to Toby Hendricks aka Otem Relik ( he helped out a ton with providing base code/sketches for this."

Moog Voyager Hardware synthesizer Demo by al l bo synthlab

"100% Moog Voyager Synthesizer sounds, except piano & drums. Mixing & processing - CUBASE 3 SX."

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

SE Modded MOOG Minimoog Model D SN 9801 - Desktop Version Minus Keys - CV/MIDI Ready

via this auction

Interesting bit of synth history if the listing description is correct in that this is in essence the predecessor to Studio Electronics MIDIMOOG conversions:

"This listing is for a Vintage MOOG Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer CV/MIDI-READY Module. We are selling this Moog on behalf of producer Paul Fox. This synth was part of his personal gear collection when he was producing such artists as XTC, 10,000 Maniacs and Bjork.
This is an original Minimoog Model D that was modified by Studio Electronics c/o HI-TECH Musical Services. The keyboard was removed and it was remounted in a longer chassis, moving some of the controls on the keyboard to the top left section. It was customized to be MIDI-Ready to benefit from the full MIDI-to-CV implementation offered by units such as the Roland MPU-101. When connected properly to such a MIDI-to-CV interface the MIDI-ready Minimoog can make full use of MIDI data including: note on/off, pitch bend, modulation, dynamics/ velocity, and aftertouch.
Hi-Tech music services was one of the original "go to" synth repair and mod shops here in Los Angeles in the early 80's. They literally did hundreds of these chop mods on Minimoogs. At some point, the owner of Hi-Tech wanted to move away from doing these Moog mods, so a few of the staff started their own company to continue the mods. From that was born Studio Electronics and one of their early creations, the rack mount version of the Minimoog, the MIDIMOOG.

In essence, this synth in this listing is the predecessor to the MIDIMOOG.
Serial Number #9801"

Synth Rorschach #40 - Vintage Beckman 999 IC Tester

This one in via Loscha via this auction.

This one should be pretty obvious. It appears to be the exact same part used in the synth I'm thinking about. If so, it would be interesting. It would mean the synth manufacturer either sourced it or produced it and made it available to other manufacturers. If anyone knows, feel free to comment. Update via Colin f in the comments: these were made by a manufacturer name Cherry. I actually posted some here previously.

"Here is a vintage Beckman model 999 IC Tester. Just what you need to test old TTL and other IC's."

See the Synth Rorschach channel at the bottom of this post for more.

Drumfire DF-2000 - Rare Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer - With DDrum Triggers SN 21504

via this auction

"This 2-channel drum synth has been described as the "Moog of drums", with very fat, punchy sounds. It is a versatile synth, with a large oscillator sweep range to get really low, punchy kick sounds, fat and snappy snare sounds, hi-hats and toms, and everything in between. Each channel has two adjustments for each parameter, enabling you to have a 'programmed' sound, as well as a manually adjusted sound. I used this feature to "save" a kick and snare sound, which would allow me to use the manual parameters for wilder, weirder sounds on the fly.

Included in this bid are two DDrum acoustic triggers, one for snare (Red Shot) and one for kick (Pro Kick). I also included the XLR-F to TS 1/4" for connecting the kick trigger to the DF2000, as well as a TS 1/4" cable for the Red Shot. These are in great, used condition, and function perfectly."

Yamaha CS-01 SN 7275 with Original Box & Sound Direction Series 1 Manual

via this auction

ROLAND SH-101 with Original Box & Gig Bag

via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer package, complete with perfect working order unit in fantastic shape (bender is a bit nicked, but otherwise gorgeous) PLUS Original Box in nice shape, PLUS beige carrying case in nice shape, PLUS Universal Adapter (you can use it anywhere in the world)). The unit is fully tested with both adapter AND batteries. This is the best package deal going..."

Roland Jupiter 8

via this auction

"A legendary keyboard that needs very little by way of introduction! This vintage Jupiter 8 is in very good overall condition having spent most of its existence in a temperature controlled studio. The serial number is in the 410000 range, indicating that it is a later model, which may be important to some users and collectors. This keyboard contains most (if not all) of the factory mods and improvements made to the Jupiter 8 line over the years, including changes in D/A bit rates, LED displays, and the addition of a DCB port. No other modifications have been performed on it since it emerged from the factory during the heady days of the 1980s.

It is a monster of an instrument and I have found that modern day plug-in emulators really do not do it justice. The Jupiter 8 has received outstanding reviews since its introduction and has a huge cult following, especially on the vintage market.

Cosmetically, this keyboard is remarkably clean considering its age. There are a couple of surface scratches on the finish, and a few of the sliders are slightly bent. I'm sure that a handy individual could have them straight and true in mere minutes. There is some discoloration underneath the clear protective plastic plate covering both LED readout indicators that seems to be paint or finish related. It is only present where the plastic cover is mounted to the steel surface of the unit. It does not extend into the viewing readout area of the display. Please refer to the pictures above to view it. Knobs, switches, and buttons are all in good working order. The keyset on this instrument is straight and in very good shape. Overall, this keyboard is a fine example of the breed.
This auction includes the Roland Jupiter 8 keyboard that will be shipped in a brand new ATA Kent road case complete with back casters for easy maneuvering. Sorry, the manual is not included but fortunately, the web contains virtually every shred of information and detail about this keyboard!"

Crumar Bit One Digital/Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Crumar Bit One is a very rare hybrid synthesizer. This particular unit is in great condition, with the exception of one issue. The square wave on both oscillators do not function upon start up. However, after the unit has been turned on for about thirty minutes the square wave starts to work again..."

Macbeth X Series Micromac D Desktop Semi Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"- 3 Macbeth x-series oscs
- 2 LFOs,
- noise,
- 2 EGs,
- 24dB LP ladder filter,
- semi-modular, patchable, including CV in/out to all 3 oscs.

It nails that classic Minimoog-D sound, probably the closest of any synth I've heard, but with the modulation options and the patching, you can of course do a hell of lot more.

It's in near mint condition. It's rare, Ken Macbeth having made only 120. It's built like a tank. It's got a Kenton midi-CV built in, and 2 LFOs not available on the rack mount version. Will be sad to see it go."

Custom Modded Sequential Circuits Max Synth

via this auction

"This Synth has been modified with the addition of the following features:

100 sounds, all downloadable, located in battery-backed RAM
Note storage increased from about 500 to about 3200
Unison mode added.
Three sets of 100 factory sounds in EPROM: 80 Max + 20 Six track Unison factory sounds, 100 Six Track factory sounds, and 100 Multi-Trak factory sounds (without chorus or velocity sensitivity, of course)
CC parameter changes to current program can be saved to program 99, then copied to any other program
MIDI receive buffer increased from 64 bytes to 128 bytes
Removed code that reduced volume of subsequent notes if CC change received while MIDI note with low velocity playing. This a code bug in the original EPROM.
These features were added by upgrading both the EPROM and the type/amount of RAM. The Max shipped with a 128K EPROM and two 2Kx8 SRAM chips. This modified Max has a 256K EPROM and a single 32Kx8 SRAM chip (only 16K is used). The modification is a small PC board which holds the EPROM and NV SRAM. This board plugs into the existing EPROM socket on the Max. Five additional wires connect from the Max main board to the new memory board. In addition, the two SRAM chips on the Max main board have been disabled. See more info by googling 'Sequential Circuits MAX Mod Page - Tauntek'"

ROLAND MC 500 MKII Sequencer 1986 Electrofunk demo

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Superfunk Synths
Update: video re-uploaded.

Omnichord Overview

Published on Apr 17, 2015 Anonymous Animal 2

"Here's a cool little instrument. Anonymous Animal presents the Omnichord! (Suzuki System one)"

Suzuki Omnichords on eBay

Roland MC-303 Groovebox Tutorial

Published on Dec 22, 2014 Anonymous Animal 2

Roland MC 303 Groovebox Tutorial (Part 2)

How to make electronic music live without a laptop

Published on Sep 25, 2015 Anonymous Animal 2

"...or at least how I do it! A few people had asked how this setup was configured so I thought I'd make a video to explain it all.

The Tr-8 and Kaoss Pads make a great combo, giving you the ability to synchronize and effect loops on-the-fly and add side-chaining and scatter from the Tr-8."

Roland AIRA TR-8 Tutorial (Settings, Sequencing, FX, Sidechain)

Published on Jun 6, 2015 Anonymous Animal 2

Using Auxy on iPad to sequence hardware synths

Published on Oct 2, 2015 Anonymous Animal 2

iTunes: Auxy Music Creation - Auxy

"I had planned to make a video featuring a couple of apps, but it turned into just Auxy, because I need time to figure out how to use Genome! That'll be for another video then...

Anyway, here's a basic set up instructional followed by a quick jam to illustrate the way this functions (I still consider this "laptop free" because the iPad is so portable and feels more like hardware in this configuration)

It's a lot of fun and I think I'm going to explore this method much more...

Thanks for watching!"

via discchord

Moog Voyager jam

Published on Oct 5, 2015 CarverMusic

"Early morning Voyager jam"

Some popcorn in there.

Apocalypse Patch

Published on Oct 5, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Inspired by the worldwide reports of Apocalyptic sounds from the sky, and testing out a new studio configuration where pretty much everything is controlled by the Eurorack System."

Hands On: PPG WaveGenerator - The Beast

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Hear the Beast !

In this second video about PPG WaveGenerator, I want to show you how aggressive and harsh the Synthesizer from Wolfgang Palm can sound. WaveGenerator can sound very clear and beautiful but also very aggressive and dark. Here are some demo sounds which brings these aspects to life

More Information about PPG WaveGenerator, you can find here:"

Polymath Analogue Sol.×2/Sequential Prophet 6

Published on Sep 19, 2015 ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΠΟΥΡΣΑΝΙΔΗΣ

"Live jam by Kyriakos (BBRTF/Volte Face): 2 Polymaths , Prophet 6 , Simmons SDS1000 , Vermona DRM , Eurorack Modular System , Roland TR707"

DSI Evolver Volca beat that

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"DSI Evolver Jam & Spam"

Willy Wonka's Synth Factory - Dual Buchla 200e systems

Published on Oct 20, 2012 Ron Millar

"Dual Buchla Patching fun with a little WMD Gamma Wave Source Module for some glitchy sounds and TipTop Z-DSP thrown in for some reverb."

Prophet-6 Synth, Factory Sequences , Part 1

Published on Oct 4, 2015 Bob I. Gomez

"Here are the first 10 Factory Sequences on the first 2 banks of presets in the Prophet-6 Synthesizer. I think allot of the presets are made for use with a sequencer or robot , & the internal sequencer is a good place to start. I also use an Expression Pedal & the Mod wheel for a quick look at their effect on the sequences."

"Prophet-6, Factory Sequences, Part 2"

Published on Oct 7, 2015 Bob I. Gomez

Professor Sunflower and the Easterbunny, Opus 1

Published on Oct 4, 2015 Albert Steenbergen

"Played on Roland D-50, Roland JD800, Roland V-Synth and Yamaha CS50."

I don't think I've ever seen a CS50 sitting on a shelf before. If they weigh anything like a CS60 they are heavy.

Cycles & Repetitions - Corrupt Power Plant

Published on Oct 4, 2015 AsteroidKillerMusic

"Cycles & Repetitions is my new alias when it comes to abstract music, drones and sequences, often repetitiv and meditative. In this patch the DPO is the only sound source and mainly modulated by the Wogglebug and the A149-1.

More of Cycles & Repetitions on Soundcloud:"

Sidrax Organ | Black Fountain

Published on Oct 4, 2015 r beny

"Short little jam on the Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax Organ. Running it through an Old Blood Noise Endeavors Black Fountain delay pedal and a Digitech Polara reverb pedal. The three makes for a nice team"

Roland TR-808 misc rhythms

Published on Oct 4, 2015 SynthMania

"Twelve rhythms I created on the TR-808"

A few classic Roland S-550 sounds

Published on Oct 4, 2015 SynthMania

"The unforgotten Roland sampler from 1987"

Gentrification (TR-8,Reface DX,Volca Bass,System10,Morodernova)

Published on Oct 4, 2015 Metatron's Cube

"The wind and the rain are the least of your troubles. Rusted, crumbling, and abandoned train stations. Dark figures, silhouettes, watching through broken out windows. Blown transformer boxes and burnt concrete, only memories, no dreams left. Something dark and moody for the incoming season of fall. Thanks for watching/listening!

Sequencing: Treasure-Bruno Mars: Linndrum, Juno 106, Tx816,Polysix, DX7 and Linn 9000

Published on Oct 4, 2015 javd007

"Sequencing: Creating songs on the Linn 9000.

Here is a cover of Bruno Mars Treasure

Here are the tracks and gear

1. Rhythm-Linndrum
2.Guitar- Korg Polysix
3.Bass-Yamaha DX7
4.Brass-Roland Juno 106
5. FX- Yamaha TX816
6. Sequencing-Linn 9000"

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