MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

isms slim eurorack case from monome

isms from tehn on Vimeo.

shipping early december.

$1100 special pre-order price. Case only - no modules.

via monome:


an extensible electronic instrument and composition system

emcompassing generalized practices and inter-ideological patterns

a mannequins + monome collaboration

isms is a eurorack modular synth case with an integrated top row of fundamental circuits. we've packed a ton of functions into the case itself so you can focus available space on control and synthesis modules. rear-mount jacks are integrated into the case, providing the feel of a beautifully contained standalone instrument.

functions → output mixer (3 input) with integrated rear jacks — headphone driver (independent level control) — spring reverb send/receive with mix level — external signal input with gain, envelope follower, and gate — 3 gates (vca/lpg/lpd modes, vactrol based) — 2 attenuverters (also serve as voltage source) — noise (pink and white) — LFO (tri and square) with voltage controllable rate — active mixer with attenuverters and offsetting — 3 bus points with LED indication — USB switch

high resolution panel diagram

photos here show the prototype top row. this will be a standard clear anodized aluminum panel in the final version."

MacBeth Elements Jam 004

MacBeth Elements Jam 004 from verstaerker on Vimeo.

"noodling around with latest synth"

KORG MS-10 SN 131778 Owned by Ladytron for Sale?

via this auction

"This is one sweet puppy!!!

I bought this KORG MS-10 Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer in Sweden about 17 years ago. It was recently checked over, calibrated and got a US power supply, the old one from Japan didn’t run in the US, so now it runs totally perfectly!!!

This was used live for two of the first Ladytron gigs in the UK and France. I know this cause I was the original singer for Ladytron back then. That's me and Danny in the picture on what I think is Ladytron's first ever live gig. 3000 people showed up!

As you can see from the image, the KORG is in great exterior condition too. One of the original keys is however slightly broken, but it still works to play it.

I’m only selling it because I’m moving internationally and need to reduce my personal belongings ASAP."

I'm believe this would be Lisa Eriksson of Techno Squirrels.

Gleetchlab 4 work in progress

Gleetchlab 4 work in progress from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.

"Soon in 2016!

New loopers with wonderful intelligent random looper, extreme time stretching and loop points automation recorder... more vids soon"

Abstract Data Instruments demo Sound Lab ADE 2015

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Gearslutz

"Justin Owen from Abstract Data Instruments had a tight techno patch lined up, highlighting the Octocontroller and Logic Boss modules."

Roger Linn Design demo LinnStrument Sound Lab ADE 2015

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Gearslutz

"Roger Linn demoes his versitile LinnStrument controller, using only generic software instruments, as soundsource. Even with those the sound comes alive. The placement of notes should be very recognisable for anyone playing stringed instruments."

Moog Mother 32 Semi modular synthesizer Sound Lab ADE 2015

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Gearslutz

"Moog presented a nice modular kit, but also this eurorack compatible synth voice with sequencer. Gearslutz asked if they could show us what nice sound it makes.
Strangely enough some interference (through a hidden microphone) ended up in the recording. It seemed to come from the headphone network we plugged into."

Pittsburgh DNA Symbiotic Waves - Unlimited Possibilities

Published on Oct 20, 2015 gstormelectro

"All Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2015

Follow up to my first video. This one is more about patching in the filter, envelope, the arpeggio feature on the Midi3 module, and some trials with the sample-hold/glide on the Toolbox module.

To put the possibilities into perspective do the math. There are 16 wavetables on OSC1 and 16 processor types. That's 256 combinations right there. Then consider 16 wavetables on OSC2, that makes 4096 different combinations. Then think about tweaking the tuning, balance, and processor amounts to change the color of the sound. It is absolutely mind-boggling.

Sorry the video is shaky, my stand for the eurorack is wobbly. I will probably start shooting these videos on something more stable."

DSI Prophet 12 Module Demos by BoBSwanS

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Evaton Technologies Launches User Forum

via Evaton Technologies

"The new Evaton Technologies User Forum is now operational.

Feel free to join in on the forum and share your experiences, tips, post photos and music and see what other folks are doing with Evaton Technologies products!"

Sputnik Modular - Dual Oscillator

Published on Oct 20, 2015 DivKidMusic

Battle of the Raw Analogues by REWO - Arturia MicroBrute, Korg MS20 & MFB Dominion in action

Published on Oct 20, 2015 renevanderwouden

"Short performance with Logic as running sequencing feeding the Dominion and live playing on the MicroBrute and MS20mini"

Battle of the Raw Analogues by REWO - Analogue synths like the MicroBrute & MS20

Published on Oct 20, 2015

"MicroBrute Sequence and KORG MS20mini soloing."

WALDORF NW-1// Sequences + FX // Wavetable Module // Part 3

Published on Oct 20, 2015 LESINDES

"This is PART THREE of the first encounter with stunning NW-1. BeatStep triggered Sequences, mostly. & mostly with FX (Mutable Instruments Clouds doing a very good job. There are also PART ONE & TWO -- already published on this channel."

R.A.Moog 702 Percussion Synthesizer - test with LFO

Published on Oct 20, 2015 noddyspuncture

"Carrying on with the 702 - today I completed a "project board LFO". Square wave with Rate and also Pulse Width controls, as I believe that the front panel Rate & Regularity on the 702 are possibly the same..!? You can see me turning them here, outside of the 702. Now before I start getting the usual (and annoying) "Doesn't Sound Like Percussion..." comments - you must remember that this module is incomplete. It was only half built - left unfinished - sometime in the late 1960's and it's not been looked at since. Half of it is missing...! No one knows what it was intended to sound like, and I am just guessing. Anyway, what I have here is the Pitch & Bandwidth controls working and 'almost there'. The Pitch Range switch needs looking into and the Delay Time control doesn't operate at all. I think I will be taking a different kind of "Delay the Oscillator" approach as the circuit which I've drawn out just doesn't add up. This video shows just one of the three oscillators playing that I am testing out my ideas on - and I have also yet to add an EG and a VCA...!"


via this auction

You can find previous posts featuring the ALTAIR 231 including video here.

Roland Boutique JX-03 noodle demo

Published on Oct 20, 2015 ollilaboratories

"Today was like meeting an old friend, the Roland JX-3P was my first proper synthesizer and getting my hands on the JX-03 really made me jump up and down with pure joy.

Now, as you all know i dont really do demos, but i thought id just connect the cameras when testing it for the first time, noodling away for ages and ages. There really is no focus on the music, so pardon my random crappy playing.. i just wanted to try and capture the polyphonic capabilities with long release times and such.

First thing i noticed, damn it sounds good, it is as good as i remember my old 3P, a pure joy playing and the compact size / knobs did not really bother me at all. And its also very well built, w partial top metal casing.

One important note, you might see the JP08 and JU06 flicker when i use the pitch bender etc, this is because all synths are MIDI chained from the NLA1.. however i can assure you that they are muted in the mixer and the only synth you hear is the JX03 at all times.

One thing i noticed, the output is very HOT, so there might be some overload at times - i didnt really dial in a sweet spot. Oh and I use NO FX the first 20 minutes, not even the built in delay and/or chorus. I wanted to capture the sound as is. NOTE: at 20.45 i turn on some external simple delay and reverb on the MS-70 to finish off the noodle session :)

Cheers, i hope this video is helpful and informational, even though i dont say anything... i always let the synths do the talking.


"Prophet-6 Factory Sequences Part 4

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Bob I. Gomez

"Prophet-6 sequences 40's & 50's in all banks."

All parts here.

Novation Circuit controlling a Drum rack in Ableton - CALC-

Published on Oct 20, 2015 -CALC-

"A little experiment using the internal sequencer from Circuit to control a drum rack in Ableton Live. Live Lite is in the box and the samples used are from the Novation Loopmasters sample pack. Circuit is connected to Ableton via USB.
In this test Ableton is only acting as an additional sound source for Circuit's sequencer.

Set the Drum rack channel to receive on Channel 10 (drum sequencer Channel on Circuit) and place your samples on to notes C3,D3, E3 and F3 to match Drums 1 through to 4. I also mapped some of the controls in the Drum rack's Simpler instrument.

With mapping Circuit can also be an excellent addition to an Ableton Live set-up and can also make full use of it's fine sequencer and scales modes.

To balance between the volumes in Ableton and Circuit just use Circuit's Mixer.

This was a first experiment... musically I don't think it's fantastic but it proves the concept. As always it's much better to listen to on a set of headphones or monitors rather than a laptop or phone speaker.


Quirky Beat on the Dam Drum 3.0 from Stones Throw & Bleep Labs

Published on Oct 20, 2015 djhombre

"A little late night mess about with the Dam Drum 3 while nothing was on TV.

I'd forgotten how tricky it was to get these patterns to line up, I have a feeling that a couple of the buttons start their sequences on different beats...adding to the random nature of whatever happens with the unit!

While I enjoy playing with the Dam Drum, it is very difficult to get a recording onto youtube that doesn't sound bad - I think Youtube compression gets a little over-eager with the 8bit grunginess of the unit."

emu talking

Published on Oct 20, 2015 zack dagoba

"Damn! It talks!


Elektron SID Station SN K61001551-81

via this auction

Oberheim OB-X, 8-voice, with Encore MIDI

via this auction

Analogue Systems French Connection Ondes Martenot CV Modular Synth Controller

via this auction

Arp 2600 + 3604P Synthesizer Restored by RL Music

via this auction

Klee sequencer in eurorack

via this auction

Klee circuitry designed by Scott Stites
Klee PCBs by Andrew Sharp
Daughterboard PCB designed by Tim Goslin (NV)
Eurorack panel designed by Tim Goslin with inspiration from Matthew Goike (goiks)

Make Noise 6U Case And 7 Modules

via this auction

"Make Noise 6U case with power supply.
2 Pressure Points Modules

2 mini to 1/4 inch cables
20 patch cables of various lengths"

Waldorf NW1 impressions by Jürgen Driessen

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Jürgen Driessen

"Waldorf NW1 impressions by Jürgen Driessen, made with the new Waldorf NW1 modul and some (needed) other Eurorack modules such as ADSR and VCA. All synths sounds created the NW1 using my very own wavetables. Any (de-) tuning or unstable pitch FX are wanted! Bassdrum, Clap and Hi Hat are created with Waldorf's Attack on IOS. Recorded with a DAW using "a bit" EQ & reverb ;)"

STARS (Electribe SAMPLER, TB3, OP-1, Volca Bass, mkp 2)

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Chocolate Pulp

"New track, hope u like. Thanks for watching.
Korg Electribe Sampler
Roland Aira TB3
Teenage Engieniering OP1
Korg Volca Bass
minikaoss pad 2"


Published on Oct 20, 2015 Auxar Netlabel

"Quick & dirty patch notes:
Another stereo dual DPO experiment utilizing wavefolders from the 2 DPO's. Z3000mk2 osc goes trough the Disting wavefolder to the MMG and then to the erbeverb. Modulations provided by Function,Maths,Wogglebug,pp+brains."

Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz from VoltageCtrlR on Vimeo.

"This is a composition from a new modular synth Techno project I'm working on. All live one take jam sessions in the spirit of the founding fathers of the movement: Juan Atkins, Derick May and Kevin Saunderson. I wouldn't be making unclassifiable electronic music if it wasn't for the creativity, spirit and rhythm of these Detroit pillars of sound. My upcoming Techno release Negroshima is inspired by the inner city pulse of Detroit Techno with an inner city West Coast twist. This sonic offering is an auditory invite to get up and dance and get lost in the sound.
Thanks for listening."

OP-1 Freeride (w/ Tinysizer & Volca Beats) #TTNM

Published on Oct 20, 2015 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a slow freestyle jam with the OP-1, Tinysizer and Korg Volca Beats :)

Audio gear used:
- Teenage Engineering OP-1 (Supersynth)
- Anyware Instruments Tinysizer Modular Synth
- Korg Volca Beats (drum machine)
- Korg SQ1 Sequencer
- Tascam DR-40 Recorder"

Clock Your Selector

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Voltage Control Lab

"The Sputnik Modular Selector is paired with the 4ms Rotating Clock Divider, hopping between clock divisions which are sent to the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas.

Check out our Sputnik Modular Selector Giveaway!"

Dual DPO stereo patch I

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Auxar Netlabel

"I put a Make Noise Rosie into the system and did a little experiment with 2 x DPO to make a stereo patch on the the fx returns of the Rosie. Also added some other sounds to the mono inputs to make some variation in the center of the stereo field.
Audio straight to Gopro cam audio input."

Knobbee 32 using custom built Reaktor patch

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Knobtronix

"This video shows the Knobbee 32 used with Native Instruments Reaktor. Reaktor runs a custom built patch. This way the 10 bit resolution of the Knobbee's knobs can be accessed.

A laser cut piece of thin cardboard has been used as an overlay to show the mapping of the Knobbee."

TouchAble Turns 5 with 3.1 Update & Sale

touchAble 3.1 - 5 years Birthday Published on Oct 20, 2015 TouchAble App

iTunes: touchAble - AppBC

"Control Ableton Live with your iPad.

Released in 2010, touchAble the acclamaided IOS controller which has continuously involved since its first version, has been updated to version 3.1, marking the 5th anniversary of the ultimate Ableton Live IOS controller.

touchable 3.1 brings several new features requested by the user community such as Modwheel for keyboards, variable font-size, following modes, and the app stays now fully active in the background.
The Live Device Template Pack available as in-app purchase since few months offers now an addition of 13 Max for Live device templates on top of the 42 already existing.

The updated Live Device Template Pack (available as an in-app purchase) provides 42 well designed layouts for nearly every device in Live + 18 Max for Live Essential Devices (13 Drumsynth, LFO, XY PAD, LFO Midi, Note Echo, Enveloppe).

Follow selected Scenes: On your computer, click a scene located anywhere in Live and touchAble's Clip View will follow.

LaunchSync 2 integration: We have collaborated with the awesome Max for Live developer team at Isotonik; you can now link touchAble Clip view with Push, Launchpad, Launchcontrol...

Modulation Fader: The Modwheel was high on our wish list, here it is!

Variable font-size: You can now increase the global font size of touchAble's components, useful on stage for better visualization.

touchAble stays fully active in background.

Countless of bug fixes, optimisations and enhancements."

small emu

Published on Oct 20, 2015 zack dagoba

"I just got a small Emu Modular System Thanks Damir!
Heres my first patch, not sure really what I did but I like it. Something to do with selecting triggers with the Triple Latch module...
See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more info"

Patchení s Nikol ( VCO + VCF )

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Bastl Instruments

"Nikol Vám v tomhle díle vysvětlí co jsou to oscilátory a filtry.

In this episode Nikol will explain what are oscillators and filters."

Roland JU-06 Sound Examples

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Ed Diaz

"Hello everyone, in this video I wanted to give you some sound examples of the JU-06. There were even more examples but the video would have been over 30 minutes. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these examples and that you go out and get these pieces of synth candy."

Roland JX-3P vs. Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Published on Oct 20, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland JX-3P (1983) vs. Roland Juno-106 (1984) Analog Synthesizer with identical sound programs.

This video shows the different sound character. The Juno-106 sounds more bassy and the chorus is deeper.
The JX-3P sounds more raw like the JP-8 (the same filter) but without the bass fundament and the chorus is not so deep.
both are great synths and I love both a lot.

no compression or EQ used. only a bit delay."

Roland TR8 - 808 Kit - Live improvisation

Published on Oct 20, 2015 Max Vicinelli

"Testing my new TR8."

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