MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Van Der Mass "Sonic Memoirs of a Ghost Hunter" Featuring the Evaton RF Nomad Coming for Halloween

"Mark your calendars! Friday, October 30, Steve Maass (Van Der Maass) will be releasing his album "Sonic Memoirs of a Ghost Hunter) for a limited-time free download on SoundCloud.

Maass says, of the album: 'As well as being a musician, for over 20 years I’ve also been a paranormal investigator, and have always wanted to document my work in the form of a book. I’m slowly writing the book, but it’s a tedious task. Recently, I decided to take a more musical approach, and have begun documenting my experiences via synthesis. The tracks are going to be sonic representations of my past investigations, and ghost hunting techniques.

I’m proud to say that the [Evaton Technologies] RF Nomad is being used a great deal in the production of this project! Around Halloween, I will be releasing the full album for free, online, via my Soundcloud page ( ) for a limited time.'

Watch this space for updates; the link will be provided on October 30 for a limited time."

Mike Maxwell to Perform on Modular Synth (w/ FOUR RF Nomads!) This Weekend in Texas

"Going to be at Texas A&M this weekend? Go see Mike Maxwell performing on his modular synth, with four RF Nomads as the sound sources, in the "Resilience Radio" presentation at the Global Fusion conference, Saturday, October 24, in the University Club at lunchtime. Mike's performance is sponsored in part by Evaton Technologies.

Best wishes to Mike on his upcoming performance! Check back here for photos and videos after the event.

(Note: This is the event that was previewed at Southern Illinois University, as mentioned in this post)"

Roland JX-03 Sound Examples

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Ed Diaz

"Hello everyone, in this video I wanted to give you some sound examples of the JX-03. 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.

Take care,

Roland Boutique synths on eBay

Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizer - Indie Dance Demo #2, by al l bo

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Alexander Bobrov

"Created (C), (PH) by al l bo with Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizer (100% sounds, except drums), 2015."

All tracks in the set here.

Buchla Easel Doodling

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Todd Barton

"Just drawing some doodles on the easel . . ."

Mutable Instruments CLOUDS + SHELVES // Pittsburgh WAVEFORMS // miniature 40

Published on Oct 21, 2015 LESINDES

"This now sound very electronic!!

Apple Watch – Play

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Apple

What the?

Animodule Sneak Peak

via Animodule

"Order heading out to Perfect Circuit (and a sneak peek ;) )"

You can find the TrAniModules and TikToks on their site, but what's that on top?

If you zoom in you can just make out M1xXOR. So a mixer with and/or functionality?

Update: video here.

Meditation 2.0 - Moog Sub 37 & Ensoniq SD1

"Bass riff by Moog Sub 37, all other sounds by Ensoniq SD1"

via MATRIXSYNTH Member, Erik Suykens.


Published on Oct 21, 2015 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander², RCD
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Doepfer R2m, A101-2², A118, A133, A134²², A143-9
A151²,A152,A156, A162, A175²²,A185-2, A138abc
Flame Chord Machine², Talking Synth Module, FX16
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise : Maths², MDM² ,Optomix, QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Uncle²²,Jag
Moog Freqbox²², Taurus 2, MP201
Roland System 104 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator²(aeolian), TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line 6 Echopro,TC M 3000
Simmons Clap Trap
mackie the mixer²
vid # 1396

Kurzweil K250 synth FULLY RESTORED with Pedal Board

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Up for auction a Kurzweil K250 synthesizer in fully working, fully RESTORED condition. it looks awesome, works the same.


K250 has an unique full height wood keyboard which is built on the same way as a piano with balance-beams. It was cleaned with the passion, every wooden key was checked, adjusted and lubricant was added to the mechanics. It fills like new when you play it with right action and the response.


Keyboard is running OS6 and has all motherboard sockets populated with sound banks. These are Soundblocks A, B,C, D. It also has QLS interface installed, and QLS -to- Macintosh cable is included. I can make an Apple Macintosh with the programs and sound sets for K250 if required.

Front panel has all sliders cleaned up and the LCD display was replaced to VFD one. it looks nice and bright.

Power Supply was also cleaned (looks as brand -new) and was completely recapped. It runs very stable.

Other details:

K250 comes with its original stand, which is hard to find item, and the ORIGINAL shipping box which has a palette directly attached(yes, it's fun box). It was stored in the box most of its life and has minimal wear. This also means that I can ship it anywhere without additional packaging. But the shipment will come in two packages anyways, - huge box on palette with K250 and Power supply (incl. manuals) in another separate box.

You'll receive:
1. Kurzweil K250 in the original box
2. Original keyboard stand
3. Power Supply (combined with foot pedals)
4. Many Manuals
5. QLS cable to connect it to Macintosh"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 559

via this auction

"6 voice poly analog synth.

Everything works...very clean."

Alesis Andromeda A6 SN (21)A60500470

via this auction

Jen Synthetone SX-1000 with Original Box

via this auction

Note the font on the box is different than the font on the synth. Also the box has a dash followed by a space in SX- 1000, while the synth omits the dash. Kind of interesting from a design and branding perspective.

Control Synthesis DB9 Deep Bass Nine

via this auction

Thomas Henry VCF/VCA (21st century synthesizer)

Published on Oct 21, 2015 fonitronik

"Short rough and uncut Demo:
Prototype for a DIY Eurorack module for Thomas Henry's VCA-VCF from hos book 'A Synthesizer For The 21st Century'"

Serge - June 14, 2015

Serge - June 14, 2015 [Part 02] Published on Oct 21, 2015 batchas

"Serge Modular System.
Scrotum Lab: SWAMP, VCO-555, Resonant Equalizer"

Serge - June 14, 2015 [Part 01]

Published on Oct 21, 2015

"Serge Modular System.
Scrotum Lab: SWAMP, VCO-555, Resonant Equalizer"

BugBrand Modular - Morphing Terrarium

Published on Oct 21, 2015 batchas

"Morphing Terrarium being modulated by Utility VCO:
The BugBrand Utility VCO is cool, cause it is also possible to shape the Sawtooth on it.
Modulating the Morphing Terrarium with it tonight was fun."

MPC Touch Overview

Published on Oct 21, 2015 AkaiProVideo

"The MPC Touch has arrived. Check out this video to see all the new features that make the Touch the most immersive beat production experience to date."

Alessandro Cortini's All Buchla Music Easel Releases Forse 1-3 Now Available on Vinyl

You'll find them here (demos previously posted):

Forse 1 | Forse 2 | Forse 3

"All pieces were written and performed live on a Buchla Music Easel, in the span of one month. I found that the limited array of modules that the instrument offers sparked my creativity.
Most pieces consist of a repeating chord progression, where the real change happens at a spectral/dynamic level, as opposed to the harmonic/chordal one. I believe that the former are just as effective as the latter, in the sense that the sonic presentation (distortion , filtering, wave shaping, etc) are just as expressive as a chord change or chord type, and often reinforce said chord progressions.

Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment."

EMS SYNTHI A Sound Packs by ModeAudio

Analogue Experiments [Pack Demo] According to ModeAudio this is all Synthi A with aside from drums.

"Our lab coats are dirtied, the work surfaces are covered in debris but out of the destruction has come Analogue Experiments:! All of the artefacts which give the classic Synthi A analogue synth it's character - crackle, detuning oscillators and drifting LFOs - have been included in these loops, offering you all of the crazed vitality of the original synth."

Analog Snap [Pack Demo] - According to ModeAudio this is 100% Synthi A.

"We’ve been back in our vintage analog synth lab, experimenting with the crazed, temperamental circuitry of the EMS Synthi A to bring you this set of 251 insanely characterful, monumental percussion sounds.

Check it out here:"

sputter - All Yamaha FSR1 Track by a bunch of freqs

ARP Odyssey MKII model 2813 SN 1399

via this auction

"Up for sale is a (1) vintage ARP Odyssey MKII synthesizer, model 2813. It's in good working condition, sounds awesome! In May 2015 it's been serviced for 690 Euro (invoice of the service included in the sale). By now there are two faders who are slightly crackling when you move them. Optical it's in used condition with a few scratches on it, the light of the power switch is not brighting when the synthesizer is powered on and there's some wear and tear on the synth (see photo's). It's a 220V version with European plug installed and the serial number is: 1399."

KORG Mono/Poly SN 378601 with Polyphonic MIDI Converter & Arp Clock Sync

via this auction

"MIDI installed (polyphonic midi converter with cutoff control by modwheel and arp clock sync to midi clock)"

Vintage Paia 2720 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard w/ 4740 ADSR

via this auction

Akai Timbre Wolf Analog Drum Kick

Published on Oct 21, 2015 darksideothetune


Doepfer A-124 VCF5 Wasp Filter with Wasp

Cool pic via @analoguezone

Soundplane + Aalto

Soundplane + Aalto from zach goheen on Vimeo.

"This is a simple patch I made in Aalto controlled by the Soundplane - both by Madrona Labs. Filter and feedback controlled with touch pressure. Inspired by Alessandro Cortini's excellent Forse LP."

via Synth Anatomy

Kyma 7: LinnStrument & MPE Support

Kyma 7: LinnStrument & MPE Support from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

"Champaign, Illinois — October 21, 2015 — Kyma 7 now offers plug-and-play support for Roger Linn Design’s LinnStrument and other MPE-enabled MIDI instruments.

Kyma automatically puts the LinnStrument into MPE mode when you connect it via USB-MIDI or MIDI 5-pin DIN (or via your computer, using Delora Software’s Kyma Connect). Once connected, any keyboard-controlled Sound in Kyma automatically sets the polyphony and responds to the LinnStrument — no extra controllers are needed, and you don’t have to select a special mode on the LinnStrument — it’s literally, plug it in and play.

What is MPE?

Traditional MIDI note events have two dimensions — pitch and velocity — neither of which can be altered directly with the fingers once the key has gone down. But musicians performing with live electronics are driving the demand for new electronic instruments — instruments whose touch, reliability, sensitivity, and responsiveness can begin to approach those of traditional acoustic instruments.

Over the last 10-15 years, more and more instrument makers have sought to incorporate continuous control over pitch and velocity and to add a third dimension of continuous control: timbre. One of the earliest entries in this new category was the Continuum fingerboard from Haken Audio (which has had plug-and-play support in Kyma since 2001). More recently, Madrona Labs (Soundplane), Eigenlabs (Eigenharp), ROLI (Seaboard), and Roger Linn Design (LinnStrument) have been offering “keyboard-like” instruments that provide three dimensions of expressive, continuous control per finger.

But how is it possible to send these three-dimensional continuous polyphonic MIDI notes to a sound engine? Haken Audio first used a FireWire protocol before switching over to a proprietary, optimized MIDI protocol. Symbolic Sound and Madrona Labs used Open Sound Control (OSC) for Kyma Control and Soundplane, respectively. But the growing proliferation of new instruments and proprietary protocols was threatening to become a nightmare for soft-and-hardware synthesizer makers to support.

Enter software developer Geert Bevin who, in January of this year, started working with key industry professionals on a new, more expressive MIDI specification called MPE: Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression. The new MPE standard has already been implemented on Roger Linn Design’s LinnStrument, the Madrona Labs Soundplane, the ROLI Rise Seaboard, and several other instrument makers are currently in the process of adding an MPE-mode to their instruments.

With MPE, the music industry now has a standard protocol for communicating between expressive controllers and the sound hardware and software capable of sonically expressing the subtlety, responsiveness, and live interaction offered by these controllers.

Kyma — Interactive, responsive, and live

Kyma, with its legendary audio quality, vast synthesis codebase and deep access to detailed parameter control, is the ideal sound engine to pair with these new, more responsive controller interfaces for live expressive performance, and Symbolic Sound has a long history of working with instrument makers to provide tight, seamless integration and bi-directional communication between these new instruments and Kyma.

In addition to its graphical signal flow editor, file editors, and Sound Library, Kyma 7 also provides several environments in which you can create an instrument where the synthesis, processing, parameter-mapping, and even the mode of interaction can evolve over time during a performance:

In the Multigrid (displayed on the iPad during the video), you can switch instantly between sources, effects, and combinations of the two with no interruption in the audio signal. Perform live, inspired in the moment, with infinite combinatorial possibilities.
In the Kyma 7 Timeline you can slow down or stop the progression of time to synchronize your performance with other performers, with key events, or with features extracted from an audio signal during your performance.
Using the Tool you can create a state machine where input conditions trigger the evaluation of blocks of code (for example, the game-of-life displayed on the LinnStrument during the closing credits of the video is being controlled by a Tool).
Kyma also provides a realtime parameter language called Capytalk where you can make parameters depend on one another or control subsets of parameters algorithmically.
It’s easy to add a new parameter control, simply type in the desired controller name preceded by an exclamation point — a control is automatically created for you, and it even generates its own widget in a Virtual Control Surface which can be remapped to external controllers (through MIDI, 14-bit MIDI, or OSC). This makes it easy to augment your live MPE controllers with other MIDI and OSC controllers or with tablet controller apps.
System Requirements

Kyma 7.04
Symbolic Sound Paca or Pacarana
Computer requirements
Operating Systems:
Mac OS 10.6 or newer or
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), XP (SP3)
Storage: ~1.7 GB
Memory: 1 GB or larger is recommended
Internet access is required

Kyma 7.04 is available today as a free update for Symbolic Sound customers who have a registered copy of Kyma 7.

More information

Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE)


Kyma 7"

Audulus to Bring Familiar Rack-Mount Design in Upcoming Release

To the left is the current Audulus interface. According to the Audulus forums those that prefer a more traditional interface for modules have something to look forward to:

"I am building a library of basic synth modules that will bring a more familiar rack-mount modular look to Audulus for those who may be at first a little overwhelmed by building patches from nodes alone.

Some of these are just a node + a standardized package (like the keyboard module). The ones that have my name on them go beyond the simple function of the node itself, like the Bimini Road Dual Dark Delay which has LPF on each delay line, stereo mix outs, and separate outs for delays only to process them independently of the original signal. There are also some others, like the Rotating Clock Divider, that are clones or workalikes of existing analog modules (in this case, the 4MS RCD).

The nodes are small and the UI for each panel is condensed to allow more modules to fit in a single window view while still being easily controllable.

Over time, I will add more and more modules to this collection. If you have a module that you would like have included in this collection (after 3.0 is officially released), try to get it close to the standard "look" of these modules and send it my way via comment below, PM, or I will tweak the look and layout if I think it needs it, but the functionality will remain unchanged, and you will of course retain credit (i.e. JDRaoul - Amazing Creation Module).

If you have any suggestions for modules, please leave them in a comment below.

All future updates of this library will be indicated in this thread in this top post - if the library is updated, I will leave a comment to push it up in the forum, change the version number in the title, and the newest version will always be available in this top post.

My custom modules will always come with commentary that illuminate my thought process for and execution of each patch. If you'd like your module to be considered for this collection, I'd encourage you to do the same, but I won't make it a requirement.

This isn't *the* standard, it is merely *a* standard. These patches will all be very neatly laid out on the inside so the signal flow is easy to study.

Attached is a screen shot of the growing list of modules. Check back often for more updates.

List of Patch Standards & Practices for inclusion in the Library:

So that all these patches "play nicely" with one another, they need to be standardized. Here is an ongoing list of standards I'm using.

UI Standards:
- All modules must be the same height, unless the functionality of the module requires it to be larger.
- The inputs and outputs define the width of the module (i.e., they are the furthest elements to the left and right).
- If it's a small module, the label goes in the center. For larger ones, the label goes in the far left corner).
- Custom patches are labelled as "[Creator] :: [Patch Name]" The patch name should include its function.
- Inputs and outputs are labeled "In" and "Out" unless they need to be something else for clarity.
- Inputs and outputs that require or produce a polyphonic signal should be labelled "In/P" and "Out/P"

Signal Standards:
- LFOs should output between 0 and 1 (DC). Making an AC signal is easy: just subtract .5. LFO inputs should also be between 0 and 1 (if you need AC signal input for your design [as you'd need for a vibrato], do this on the inside of the patch).
- Modules should adhere to the 1/oct standard. 0 = reference note (440hz, for example). -1 is one octave below 440, 1 is one octave above."

Audio Damage Odio and VST Plugins: Tutorial with AD Filterstation

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is the first video [from Synth Anatomy - here's one from Audio Damage] about Audio Damage Odio Eurorack module.
In this video, I show you how to connect the module to Ableton Live and how to use it with the Filterstation Plugin from Audio Damage.

Audio Damage Odio Odio is a 2-in 2-out USB audio interface that runs at modular audio levels, designed primarily for use with iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Easily integrate iPad effects and instruments in to your modular rig for live performance or sketchpad recording, or use a Microsoft Surface Pro or netbook and a simple host to use VST plug-in effects as inserts in your modular."

Buchla Easel - 1st Test

Published on Oct 21, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"First (one handed) test of the Buchla Easel, in the typical West Coast Random Style."

New Reactable LIVE! S6

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Reactable Systems


Their site isn't loading for me at the moment, but there you have it. A new version of Reactable. Curious if the new software features will make it to the iTunes version: Reactable mobile - Reactable Systems SL - as of now the last update there was on March 19, 2015 in v2.3.12. iPad Pro people. On that note, someone needs to come out with a Buchla Music Easel for the Pro.

Modular Techno

Published on Dec 17, 2013 Peter Trimbacher

"Some ideas on how I will incorporate the modular into my improvised techno live performances. Drum beats/loops sequenced post in Ableton Live. For the impatient, beats start at 7:25. Really digging the filtered output of the wow and flutter, send and return from the dubmix."

Live modular techno : industrial made crystal

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Maxime F

"Basimilus iteritas is the industrial saw
Dinky's taiko is making the low tom sound
Tip top 909 hh and clap
Mutable instruments peaks for BD and SD
Bastl grandpa is used for big factory samples

Oscillators are verbos complex, make noise DPO and intellijel atlantis.

Fx : 2 eventide h9"

VOLTLIFE: Verbos HO plucks and harmonic melodies

Published on Oct 21, 2015 voltlife

"Demonstrating two techniques with the Verbos Harmoinc Oscillator: creating LPG-like plucks with the Width control, while simultaneously playing melodic riffs with the upper harmonics."

Make Noise Telharmonic: Simple Sequences with René and Brains + Pressure Points.

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Ted James Butler

"Simple Sequences with René and Brains + Pressure Points driving the Make Noise tELHARMONIC.

Track title:

Patch n Tweak

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