MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Give Arpeggio a Good Home... with Kittens

Give Arpeggio a Good Home from Tangible Instruments on Vimeo.

"Pledge your support for Arpeggio on Kickstarter:

A simple instrument for composing, saving, and performing melodies. The first dedicated arpeggiator & sequencer in one portable device."

sumGRAYCODE 01 dot.line- [full version] by GRAYCODE

sumGRAYCODE 01 dot.line- [full version] by GRAYCODE from on Vimeo.

Like an Etch S Sketch synthesizer on steroids.

"sumGRAYCODE 01 dot.line- [full version] by GRAYCODE
a curated platform by newinpaper

NIP makes a curated platform for supporting new media artist.
GRAYCODE has been selected as our first artist.

sumGRAYCDOE is the first project of NIP which is supporting platform for sound artist GRAYCODE.

The first work is dot. line- that audio-visual work used superCollider and maxMsp Jitter by Cycling 74.

The performed place in video is the garage of apparat.c' s architecture (the German Architect), corn house, on HongDae, Seoul.
Pasoo, who young creative film directors, had a shoot.

The second work of sumGRAYCODE will be published soon.
Thank you for coming on the first day of sumGRAYCODE.

In dot. line-, the visual is a trail of sounds, a score of music.
The percussive sound express as a dot in visual which a seed of multi-dimensional world.

The electronic music composer, GRAYCODE, makes his music with electronic sounds generated by the computer.
He interacts his music with other genre of contemporary art and this helps you appreciate each work better.
GRAYCODE thought the limit of familiarity can be the standards of acceptance, and pursuing to make more familiar work in our lives.

Two Knocks For Yes - Spooky Event with Buchla 200e Performance & Release in Time for Halloween

Published on Oct 6, 2015 black channels

"A little sneak peek of preparation on the Buchla 200e for the Two Knocks For Yes live show which takes place at Saint Andrews Church, Brighton (UK). Also being released as a limited edition cassette on Castles in Space Records [details on the release with embed below and Two Knocks for Yes event trailer further below.].

'In every story of things that go bump in the night, there are two possibilities. One, that it’s a hoax. Two, that there is something going on beyond the grasp of the human mind'.

And so begins Black Channels’ radiophonic exploration in to the poltergeist phenomenon that forms part of this evenings immersive entertainment, alongside a talk on the folklore of death and water by James Burt, ghost stories and archive video footage and photographs, all hosted by paranormal enthusiast, Curtis James.

Real life reports of paranormal activity, otherworldly vibrations and oscillations, chilling accounts of nocturnal visitations and strange activity in the most mundane of suburban surroundings will echo around the 19th Century stone walls of Saint Andrews Church, Brighton.

There are tales of hauntings in the venue itself (no longer used for worship), and it is certainly true that the burial vaults beneath the pews have yet to be removed.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts at 8. There will be no admittance after 8.

This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. It is produced in collaboration with Miniclick.

Tickets here -"

Details on the cassette release:

Mixing real life stories of paranormal activity with otherworldly vibrations and oscillations conjured up on the Buchla Electric Music Box. Following on from their brilliant and well received debut single on Death Waltz Originals, this limited edition cassette continues their preoccupation with other worlds, parallel dimensions and the dark tapestry of the imagination. Chilling accounts of nocturnal visitations and strange activity in the most mundane of suburban surroundings echo in and out of focus alongside electronic manifestations and tape manipulations in this 26 minute experimental radio collage.

Side two features wonderful incidental instrumentals soundtracking true ghost stories which provide essential tools for all paranormal investigators and otherside travellers.

Each tape comes with a free download, and two hand numbered Ghost Spotting Report Forms, enabling those working in the field to report their own ghost sightings and visitations. Keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you.

Two Knocks For Yes will be released on cassette/download by Castles in Space on the 9th October in time for All Hallows¹ Eve. Artwork by Nick Taylor."

Two Knocks for yes show - 23rd October 2015 from Curtis James on Vimeo.

"Shrouded in secrecy, Two Knocks For Yes will incorporate talks, music, theatre and photography.

[This video included the 'In every story..' section above, so I removed it as it would be redundant here.]

Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts at 8. There will be no admittance after 8.

Tickets are £6 and available and on the door.

Venue: St Andrews Church, Waterloo Street, Brighton and Hove, BN3 1AQ

This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. It is produced in collaboration with Miniclick. All the other events can be found here:"

Roland JP-08 vs Roland Jupiter-8

Published on Oct 6, 2015 MrFirechild

"The legendary JUPITER-8 synth is back as a very cute module , the JP-08. However lets listen to the iconic original Jupiter-8 in a very rare presentation , in the way we all synth nerds want a Youtube demo video. NO FX , NO EQ and NO COMPRESSION just the synths outputs straight in to high quality AD converters ! Here we go !"


Published on Oct 6, 2015 Jacob Watters

"An example of the power of the JD-XA. This performance was done in one take with a single patch and no sequencing or arpeggiators."

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - KORG iPolysix

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"The week, I show you in 7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth the KORG iPolysix. It's a great emulation of the Hardware Synthesizer Version."

Yamaha CS-80 Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yamaha CS80, including top lid and steel legs.

This CS80 is fully functional. All 8 voices from each channel work, the keys play as they should (pressure, release, etc), and the ribbon also functions properly.
This CS80 is in very good cosmetic condition. But as it is more than 30 years old, it bears some signs of wear. Please see photos for details.

It was serviced by a professional technician in 2014. Service consisted in the replacement of series 4000 chips (including those for the note assignment board), power supply capacitor replacement, cleaning up of panel potentiometers and switches, and calibration (please note that calibration may be necessary again after shipping)."

Prodigy tubiship

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Ebotronix

Moog Prodigy & Buchla System #1
2x Soldano SP77 Preamp , Mesa V Twin
Laney Babelswitch, Nobel Alex 1
Moog B Murf, CP 251, MP 201
Lexicon MPX 100, PCM 80 / 90, TC M one XL
Line 6 Filter Pro
Akai MFC 42
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Boss CS 3
MXR Phase 100
Rocktron Rack Interface, 311 Expander
Roland EF 303 (sequence)
Yamaha MCS 2
Kenton Pro 2000
Mackie the mixer²
drums by Moog Voyager kick & Simmons Clap Trap
vid # 1391

Fake bassline on Fake Synthi. Analogue Systems.

Published on Oct 6, 2015 opsysbug

"Analogue Systems EMS 'Synthi' modules. Good stuff. Eurorack jam."

One of the original eurorack synth manufacturers.

TT-303, Korg Synthepedal and Funkbox demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Jordan Passmore

"In this demo I am performing some acidic house with the Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot TT-303, Synthetic Bits Funk Box iPad app and a Korg Synthepedal. The iPad is being ran through the Korg Synthepedal (which is a band-pass analog filter w/ envelope follower). The drum set for the majority of the video is one of the TR-909 patches in the fantastic Funk Box iPad app. The two of these are mixed on an old Bogen transformer mixer (it is located under the iPad a bit out of shot) which is distorting as it really just loves to do so with a little bit signal. The audio then is going into my Yamaha MJ100 DJ mixer which applies a bit of EQ and digital delay, followed by my audio interface."

Analog Square Wave Sequencer V2 - Breadboard Demo

Published on Oct 6, 2015 karmacomputer

"A quick demo of V2 of the mattoverse Analog Square Wave Sequencer that I decided to do before finalizing the wiring and installing it in the enclosure."

Yamaha TX81z Demo Sounds

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Shimanski Beats

Yamaha TX81z Demo 1 FM synthesizer "Bass sounds"
Yamaha TX81z Demo 2 FM synthesizer "Sequencer sounds and arpeggios"
Yamaha TX81z Demo 3 FM synthesizer "Pads Sweeps Atmospheres"

An Interview with Barry Schrader - Question 3

Question 3 has been added to the Barry Schrader interview post here. It's a good one. Don't miss it!

Todd Barton Transmissions II
 at The Dance Space in Ashland, OR

"Saturday, October 17 8pm.

 Studio A.B and Control Voltage Therapy present an evening of multimedia / interdisciplinary performance by Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, with special guests Lawson Inada, Damon Honeycutt, and Christine Williams. Buchla Music Easels, video projections, movement, poetry, and voice come together in a creative melting pot. Each artist brings their own responses to a single abstract concept, that of the conveyance of ideas and information. They then create the evening's performance in the moment without rehearsal or prepared script beyond general agreement of sections relating to emphasis on word, movement, imagery or all at once. The collaboration produces an intriguing, surprising concordance.

Left to right: Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard, Damon Honeycutt, Lawson Indada, Christine Williams.

Lawson served as Poet Laureate of Oregon and has won numerous book awards including the Oregon Book Award, and the American Book award. Damon is currently pursuing an MFA in Music Composition at The Vermont College of Fine Arts. He has traveled extensively worldwide and has preformed with Pilobolus Dance Company. Christine is a classically trained singer and actor, and has performed at Barbican Centre in London, the Growtowski Institute in Poland, and eight seasons at OSF. She is currently developing her own form of solo music theatre. Todd was composer at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over forty years and is now creative consultant to Buchla Electronic Music Instruments. Bruce is a self-taught visual artist and video designer. Together, Todd and Bruce form the music performance duo Control Voltage Therapy.

tickets $15 general / $10 seniors + students
outlet Studio A.B 621 A Street Ashland
 info 541-482-2253

Seating for this performance is limited and advance tickets are recommended.
A very special thank you to Medford Fabrication for sponsorship of this event."

For more information and tickets go to:

EMS Synthi 100 For Sale

via this auction

Note this one is from Analogue Solutions and is not yet working. You might remember the EMS Synthi 100 in a van and the decals posted here. This is that Synthi 100. Update: New pics added including a much larger version of the overall system to the left (click on it). Also there was no connection to John Carpenter. I might have misread John when the reference was to Tom Carpenter of Analogue Solutions who is selling it. I asked Tom how much of the system was original and he said, "Only really the cabinet is not original as the original one was destroyed."

Details from the listing:

"yes you read it right - Original EMS Synthi 100 s/n 16 (of around only 28 built)...

This unit is nearing the completion of full restoration -

I am finding it hard to dedicate time to complete this project due to running my own business and a busy family life. But I will complete it if need be!

At my work rate it will take at least a couple of years, despite that fact it probably only needs a few full time weeks to complete.

Selling this now as is is an opportunity for someone to jump the queue and avoid themuch higher price it will fetch when completed by me.

If you are after a Synthi100 - this could be the only chance to get one since most are now locked away in museums or private studios.

I am only looking to reclaim the total cost spent on this and will write off my weeks of labour time so far invested.

Sale price will be in the 5 figures, but significantly less then a completed unit. (I have been offered figures in the region of £60K for it when complete)...

Very briefly, to complete:
Final stage of the re-wire (estimate about 2-6 days to do that). Most of the wiring has been done, it's just the final leg. Double checking the wiring, then finally checking each card one at a time - to repair any dead components (dead due to age).

Essentially the synths is complete and almost no money needs to be spent on it other than labour time and any spare to fix any faulty boards...

Sale includes Full service documentation, plenty of EMS patch pins, original double keyboard, spares, cables - and a strong steel table if required."

To Build A Minimoog Voyager

To Build A Minimoog Voyager

Flickr set by Moog Music.

Moog mars musings part ii

"Back in January 2004, when NASA’s Rover Lander touched down on Mars, Todd Barton began creating and posting a one minute daily music composition based on that day’s image from NASA’s website. Using his new Signature Moog Voyager as the exclusive sound generator, a looper and an effects pedal he created 110 Moog Mars Musings tracks.

Soon after the first few posts Edmund Eagan responded with the idea of tying each score to a current Mars image. Near the end of February Edmund started to create and synchronize his video manipulations with the music and posted those on his site.

The mars musings project ran online every day from January 25 to May 14th, 2004.

Here are the second batch of 20 of the Moog Mars Musings project. More to follow over the next few months."

Part 1 here

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Novation // Circuit - Performance

Published on Oct 6, 2015 NovationTV

"In this performance video, Calc takes us through just some of the functionality of Novation's latest release. Sequencing beats with the 4 part drum machine, playing in harmonic sections with 2 desktop poly synths, adding mixer and FX tweaks and browsing through 32 different performance sessions, allowing you to start something quickly.

For more information on Circuit, head to:

Start something."

Novation // Circuit - Performance Explained

Published on Oct 6, 2015

"In this tutorial video, Calc takes us through just some of the functionality of Novation's latest release by explaining in-depth his Circuit performance. Demonstrating that you can easily start something."

Roland JV-1010 90's Promo

Published on Oct 6, 2015 perfectcircuitaudio

Perfect Circuit Audio on eBay


via this auction

SN 508 & 1922


5U Modular Synth / OP-1 / Volca Beats (it's a jam) #TTNM

Published on Oct 6, 2015 The Tuesday Night Machines

"So, I finally got the music bug again and played around with my setup. This time I'm jamming with the MU Modular, the OP1 and Volca Beats.

Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Synthesizer Music.

Audio gear used:
- MU 5U Modular Synth (with Curetronic VCO, Rob Hordijk 24dB Filter, Happy Nerding FM Aid, etc.)
- Teenage Engineering OP-1 (portable super synth box)
- Korg Volca Beats (drum machine)
- Korg SQ1 Sequencer
- Tascam DR-40 Recorder"

Modular Day Barcelona - 4ms performance

Published on Oct 6, 2015 4mspedals

"Dan Green of 4ms performs at Modular Day Barcelona #2 at Three Spectral Multiband Resonators and a vocal sampler are being used to generate all the sounds."

Knobtronix Knobbee 32: High Resolution, Ergonomic USB-MIDI Controller on Kickstarter

Published on Aug 26, 2015 Knobtronix

Knobbee 32
Knobbee 32: The Making Of
Knobbee 32: More information about the knobs
Knobbee 32: more information about the buttons.

Features via Kickstarter

"The KNOBBEE 32 has the following features:

32 soft-touch knobs
8 illuminated switches
1 expression pedal input
ergonomic spacing of the controls
sloped enclosure for comfortable access of the controls
class-compliant USB-MIDI and additional MIDI-out via 3.5 mm socket
7 bit (MIDI standard, 128 unique values) or up to 10 bit resolution mode (~1022 unique values)
compatible with Mac OS X, Windows 7-10
Arduino based (ATmega 32u4), including Open Source firmware and utilities
configurable via MIDI System Exclusive messages
editor configuring the controller (currently Mac OS X only)
utility for receiving MIDI and sending OSC (currently Mac OS X only)
dimensions including enclosure (W/D/H): 260 mm / 165 mm / ~45mm - 52mm
backpack compatible


The KNOBBEE 32 is built with having tinkers and hackers in mind. You can modify our Open Source firmware we wrote for the controller (Atmel ATmega 32u4 / Arduino) or even put your own.

You can configure the KNOBBEE 32 via MIDI system exclusive messages. This includes aspects such as the resolution, MIDI mapping, behaviour of the switches / LEDs and calibration settings. We have written an editor in Max/MSP which provides easy access to those settings.

You can also buy the KNOBBEE 32 with our enclosure or order our enclosure design files and built your own enclosure. (It is not recommended to use the KNOBBEE 32 without an enclosure.)


We have currently two types of enclosures. One uses a combination of acrylic and wood (seen above).

The other uses only acrylic

If you buy the KNOBBEE 32 without an enclosure you'll get the fully populated PCB, all knobs (not shown) and the top plate so it is easy to integrate it into other enclosures."

Quick Session: Bones (Elektron Analog Rytm, Casio SK-1)

Published on Oct 6, 2015 my4trackmachine

"Rhythm and keys."

Awex - It's Our Future - Live Cover Version

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Tony Horgan

"My remake of the acid/techno classic of 1994 by Awex (Thorsten Adler, Tom Wax), played live with a Roland Aira TR-8, two Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bots and a Korg Kaosspad Quad. Mixed and recorded on a Tascam DP24. Performed with one hand, filmed with the other."

Sequencing your Sequencer

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Voltage Control Lab

"Continuing our examination of the Sputnik Modular Selector (don't forget, we're giving one away!), now we're combining it with the new Sputnik 5 Step Sequencer.

Our Sputnik Modular Selector Giveaway!"

Beat making with the Low End Theory sound bank by Sean Divine

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Applied Acoustics Systems

"Low End Theory—Sean Divine sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-2"

Trails: Moog + Piano

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Miguel d'Oliveira

"track from my score for a BBC series, made with a MiniMoog Voyager, piano and a bit of sound design.
Video shows me tweaking filter cutoff and Volume Envelope (ADSR) on the Moog in real time - much more fun than drawing envelopes with a mouse.x"


Published on Oct 6, 2015 UncertainMusicCorps

"A dark Easel drone for dark days"

New Expert Sleepers FHX-1 64 outputs demo

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Expert Sleepers

FH-1/FHX-1/LinnStrument 16 voice poly demo

"The FHX-1's specifications are as follows:

Panel width: 4HP
Module depth: 43mm
Current draw: 31mA on the +12V rail, 27mA on the -12V rail (58mA total)
Outputs: 8
Digital-to-analogue conversion: 14 bit
Voltage range: jumper selectable between ±5V, 0-10V, 0-5V

The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 10 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board."

live modular : lake michigan

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Maxime F

"For some reason I haven't been able to make the audio match the picture, it's the real footage from the live take but what you see is not what you hear, consider it eye candy :(

Simple patch with only the shapeshifter through a dual borg filter for the synths sounds. Drums from peak, hh 909 and clap 909, delay from eventide h9"

Abstract Synth Art in Martin Gore's MG - Europa Hymn

Published on Mar 27, 2015

Knobs and patch cables.

"'Europa Hymn' is taken from MG new album 'MG' - OUT NOW on Mute. Directed by: M-I-E
BUY MG HERE: Digital - [iTunes: MG - MG]
CD -
2LP + CD -


Electronic Sound Maker & Computer Music Magazine Scans

You'll find them here. Keep scrolling when you get there.

Pictured here:

Teisco 110F
OSCar with Voyetra 8 Ad
Synton Syrinx

You can click on the pics to read them.

BTW, anyone know how to pronounce Teisco?


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