MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Modular Wild visits Machines in Music-Modular Synthesizer Fair

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Modular Wild

"A short video of the crowd and sounds at the Machines in Music Modular Synthesizer Fair held on Oct. 17,2015 in Brooklyn,NY.Check out Vince Clarke at :28. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Audulus Videos by Bimini Road

Published on Oct 18 - 22, 2015 Bimini Road

"Note: Glitching is not in Audulus - it's from how I had to route my audio to record the video."

1. Bimini Road - Audulus 3.0 Preview
2. Bimini Road - Audulus Dark Ambient Improv 10/18/15 3.0 Beta

3. Audulus Patch - Polyphon (Work in Progress) - "No sound - just a demonstration of the visualizer on a patch in progress with the new Audulus 3.0 RGB LED and front panel meters."

4. Bimini Road - Audulus Patch - The Warpeggiator - "The Warpeggiator works by using keyboard input to control step values in a sequencer. The Warpeggiated sound is panned a little more towards the left - an unaffected keyboard input is more in the right. The the button turns feedback on an off, which uses the output of the sequencer to control the key input routing to each step (the Pattern control). Using the Touched Clock with the Warpeggiator allows for infinitely unique and grooving patterns, from the melodic and ethereal to the nasty and growling.

6:56 - Design"

Introducing TZM Creative Lab's Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer

Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer from TZM Creative Lab on Vimeo.

"Motus allows users to literally play music in the air. No keys, buttons or knobs. While holding Motus in hand, you can play the note and at the same time change its timbre by using different motion gestures."

See for additional details including their crowdfunding campaign for the Motus.

The following is pulled from their press release where you'll find additional pics:

"Bow without strings, play synths without pressing the keys. An exciting and simple, yet intelligent wireless musical instrument converts motion gestures to sounds

TZM Creative Lab introduces their first product, Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer. A wireless device converting motion to sound, a creative tool for professional musicians, dancers and artists, an intelligent toy for kids and grown-ups. Available on crowdfunding campaign now, for less than $100.

Motus is a mobile wireless device that turns motion to sound. In human’s language, it allows users to literally play music in the air. No keys, buttons or knobs. While holding Motus in hand, user can play the note and at the same time change it’s timbre by using different motion gestures. Instead of defining single way to play Motus, we simply offer different interaction rules. While loading a different Motus instrument, you’re redefining what it will be – shaker, air drums, violin or something else. Use each instrument just as you would in reality. Motus technology tracks user’s free movements, extracts the most important motion features (e.g. velocity, dynamics, displacement) and maps them to different sounds. It can be a real-time generated sounds, prerecorded material or even sound and light effects. The size of Motus is optimal for easy handling and excellent control.

Motus technology tracks user’s free movements, extracts the most important motion features and maps them to different sounds.

New possibilities in music

“By developing Motus we are keen to engage more people to explore new possibilities of being creative. It started as a tool that expands musical performance, however later we saw it has very broad use cases, e.g. dance, performing arts, or just having fun for people that have no connection with music at all. Anyone who is willing to experiment with digital sound is hindered by the process. Therefore, we did reverse the whole thing and made it approachable in a simple and exciting way, by using motion as a natural input into digital sound synthesis. The space around you becomes a touchless surface, a canvas you can interact with and explore. Motion with Motus turns the air into a keyboard, fret board, djembe skin, drum pads, violin bow, etc. The movement is a key to play and experiment with sound in real-time whether during casual time outdoors or on stage.” – said Mindaugas Badokas founder of TZM Creative Lab. “Motus is also, in part, about community. We seek to empower motion to open up more possibilities of creativity in sound exploration and gather the whole community which keeps that alive. Where anyone can take part from professional musicians to dancers, from grown-ups to kids (even 30 years-old kids).”

Motion with Motus turns the air into a keyboard, fret board, djembe skin, drum pads, violin bow, etc. The movement is a key to play and experiment with sound in real-time.

Three different Motus versions

Motus Classic is out-of-the-box device and can be explored instantly by anyone. It provides full Motus experience, however it should not be used for professional applications.

Motus Pro is made for professional performers, it comes with an external Bridg receiver and precision sensors, its connectivity rage is up to 30 meters and possibility to connect up to 12 devices simultaneously. It is a perfect fit for using on stage and demanding tasks of any performance.

Motus Hacker is offered for the adventurous DIY enthusiasts seeking to make their own customized device, it comes without usual body and each part has to be soldered together by the user. Depending on added elements it may be used on stage, however this is highly variable, therefore it is not recommended for professional application but more for the experimentalists.

Motus comes together with its software, where users are able to select Motus instruments and play them instantly. It as well can be used as a controller with any DAW of choice—it is compatible with MIDI, OSC and ReWire. Ableton Live users will be provided with M4L device to make the set-up easier. Max users will be offered a pack of externals and abstractions.

In contemporary dance scene for 2 years
Usually dancer follows the music and technicians follows the dancer to implement the image and audible atmosphere of the show. Motus enables dancers to directly control and improvise with sound, live visuals or lighting. Dance troupe Aura has been using Motus prototype for the past three seasons in the play “Make a Switch from me”, which was premiered in Italy, Lithuania and Poland. Composer found Motus being a versatile tool. “Motus helps to communicate message faster and gives an opportunity to expand your fantasy but still keep the audience in it.”, explained Antanas Jasenka, Composer.

Motus not only provided an immersive experience for the audience but as well for the dancers. Francesco Dalmasso, dancer at Aura Dance Theatre said “You have really close connection that you’re actually creating the choreography yourself and at the same time creating the music, sounds, so you’re both – choreographer and composer and a dancer. It’s very rich.”

Dance troupe Aura has been using Motus prototype for the past three seasons in the play “Make a Switch from me”

Coolgarden – the app store for Motus
TZM Creative Lab will be opening a standardized platform, Coolgarden – app store for Motus. Coolgarden is a place where Motus users will be able to find all Motus instruments and creative applications. Therefore, developers are invited to develop Motus instruments and offer them for Motus users through Coolgarden. Developers can offer everything from synths, audio effects, visual generators or interactive games which can be monetized or free for users.

Embedding latest technologies
In the last years scientific approaches to human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance gained increasing attention from scholars. Some of the reasons for this are computational speed progress and microcontrollers price drop, which have opened new possibilities in the realm of real-time musical interactions. Motus is an outcome of many experiments and scientific endeavors. We’re bringing cutting edge technologies straight to the user. By doing this we can exit alpha stage faster and implement exciting features found only in scientific papers and research facilities.

Available on crowdfunding
Motus was launched on a self-starter crowdfunding campaign on 21th of October. The company seeks to reach its crowdfunding goal of $28,000 in 30-day period until the 20th of November. During a campaign Motus devices are offered for an introductory price starting from $80. First supporters will be able to purchase a limited number of devices for even more discounted price. The collected funds will be used for securing first batch of production: finalizing the product, setting up manufacturing and future development."

Chroma Polaris Analog Synthesizer Sounds Demo

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Morning People

Note this one is currently for sale here.

Chroma Polaris II Synthesizer by ARP / Rhodes / Fender

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 with MIDI and Flight Case SN C41708

via this auction

"One of the classic OB series. This unit is the perfect look for anyone searching for a warm, rich sounding 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer.

This unit comes with MIDI IN, OUT and THRU allowing easier connection with your DAW and other gears. Not all OB-8 has MIDI so this is a great feature on this piece of unit.

The OB-8 is full of powerful analogue sounds with a lot of flexibility, making this unit very hands on. The detune function is great to thicken sounds. The VCF, LFO and ADSR allows you to control your sounds in detail, which makes possibilities endless!"

ROLAND TR-808 - Classic Rhythm Composer SN 051886

via this auction

The seller has a second one listed with MIDI here (pics previously captured here).


via this auction

"This amazing piece features 16 rich analog oscillators at 2 per voice.

This piece also includes Midi sockets by Encore Electronics, which is another rare feature for the Jupiter 8. This MIDI OUT is currently for SYSEX transfers only.

The MIDI IN works perfectly which makes it easier and more convenient to work with your DAWs.

Although there are some minor scratches, the piece is in excellent condition for its age."

ROLAND SYSTEM 100 MODEL 101 w/ Original Case SN 663278

via this auction

"Great classic analog synth containing classic Roland sounds. Being an analog mono synth, it features a 37 note keyboard with sliders for modulating and tweaking the sounds.

In great condition for its age. Some minor scratches but has no effect on the performance."

ROLAND SH-7 SN 720841

via this auction

"in perfectly functional conditon after repair and maintenance by professionals.

A very flexible vintage synthesizer which allows each user to creatively modulate and tweak the sounds. Mixer allows coloring of each sounds which also can be used to distort sounds. This amazing piece of unit is the perfect key to techno sounds and effects.

Features ring modulator, syncable VCO and noise generators.

This is the perfect choice for those looking for fun, easy and powerful piece of unit."

Roland System-100m D Set

via this auction

SNs 313029, 082326, 061553, 071857

"Fully working in excellent condition.

Contains the following modules:

Comes with original patch cables."

Verbos Dual Four Pole magic

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Boele Gerkes

"Arpeggiator of Dave Smith Pro 2 driving a Verbos Complex Oscillator. The VCA and the Verbos Dual Four Pole are modulated by the same ADSR. The Make Noise Math adding some organic LP cutoff dirt in the process as well."

Robert Engstrand - C64/Amiga/Moog Jamming

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Robert Engstrand

INK JET - Overactor

Published on Oct 12, 2015 Ink Jet

"New live jam on Elektron Octatrack and Dreadbox Erebus recorded onto cassette."

"Erebus handles all the leads, pretty apparent from about 2 min on"

Red Sound Systems Dark Star XP2 - 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer with Original Box

via this auction

The Dark Star always reminded me, sonically, of a Juno-106.

Roland SH-101 Battery Powered Synth

via this auction

Analogue Systems Eurorack modular. Synthi

Published on Oct 23, 2015 opsysbug

"AS EMS modules. This one is a little less Synthi style but pretty cool!"

Analogue Systems fake Synthi Eurorack

Published on Oct 23, 2015

"Analogue Sytems EMS modules are quite Synthi sounding."

Arpeggio in Bubblegum, Sky & Lemon

Arpeggio in custom colors.

Bubblegum (pink), Sky (blue), & Lemon (yellow).

8 days to go on Kickstarter.

Limited Edition Custom Red w/ Silkscreen Moog Etherwave Theremins

Etherwave via this auction and Etherwave Plus (pictured) this auction.

"Moog Etherwave Theremin Standard EXCLUSIVE - Custom Red w/ Silkscreen Design


Glossy red paint
Custom silkscreen design (schematic influenced artwork)
Limited quantities available, sold exclusively through Rock N Roll Vintage / Synth City
The theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. The Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Lev Termen's original design.

The Etherwave is a quality musical instrument designed for ruggedness and portability. It has a five-octave pitch range and reliable spacing between notes for sophisticated playability. Antennas are nickel-plated 3/8" brass tube and cabinets are furniture-grade hardwood, finished with a custom Moog stain. The Etherwave is fitted with an adapter for mounting on a standard microphone stand and works best with Moog's TB-15 instrument amplifier.

The Plus edition adds:
The CV outputs control signals are proportional to the pitch and volume of the Theremin’s audio signal. Connect to the pitch and volume CV inputs of a Little Phatty, Voyager or other analog synthesizer for a completely new way to play your synth. These CV signals are not limited to pitch and volume control. Route them to any CV destination and create a new world of expression. Control anything from the cutoff frequency of a Moog Ladder Filter r the LFO Amount on a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator to the stereo panning on a Minimoog Voyager.

All Etherwaves ship with two video tutorials on one DVD: Clara Rockmore: the Greatest Theremin Virtuosa and Mastering the Theremin, featuring Lydia Kavina."

Custom White PPG Wave 2.2 with MIDI

via this auction

"Ok up for sale today we have something very special indeed, a custom one of a kind PPG Wave 2.2 vintage analog/digital synthesizer with factory original MIDI...

Here is a general run down on what has been done to it;

- All knobs replaced with new

- Replaced all scratched keys with new

- Potentiometers cleaned and lubricated

- All buttons and keys cleaned and polished (Note: One button still seems to not sit right, will need attention)

- Keybed levelled, spaced, rebushed and lubricated

- Keybed subframe completely disassembled, sandblasted and powdercoated for very long life

- Chassis frame stripped and powdercoated pearl white (top section painted with high quality enamel)

- Rear panel fabricated, powdercoated and logo professionally sign-written in vinyl lettering (to cover existing unused mod holes in back panel, note also some non-functional bank expansion mods on front panel).

- Rear panel In/Out text labelling redrawn from original and professionally printed in vinyl

- Replacement of various nuts and bolts with stainless steel ones for long life

- All voice card boards sent to a renowned PPG expert in Austria and given the once over, bench tested and sent back.

- New lithium battery installed

- Precision 10 turn pot installed for LFO rate

- Operating system upgraded to Version 8

- Repaired, fully checked over and tested by Synth Service Melbourne."

BIM by OTO Machines

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Chaîne de OTOMACHINES

Also see this demo and details including BAM and BOUM here.

Let's Play with Lorentz (Sound Design & Commentary)

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Tim Webb

"I return from my hiatus with a look at one of the most interesting iOS synths released recently. iceGear's Lorentz offers a combination of standard Subtractive Synthesis with a bit of Resonator Synthesis for some unique sounds! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

iTunes: LORENTZ Polyphonic Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

Kinetik Laboratories Protean Prototype

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Kinetik Laboratories

"I made this to collect the short videos shot with the PROTEAN prototype. Delay and reverb effects widely used.

The PROTEAN Motion Texture Source is a compact device that incorporates three independent sound generators for the production of a wide variety of sonic environments with a ever changing expressive vitality.
All sound parameters can be modified through direct manipulation of the knobs allowing a direct, fast and intuitive performance.

The sound generators have complementary timbral characteristic covering all the frequency spectrum and may also be modulated by the two low frequency oscillators implemented in the circuit, generating hypnotic sounds which evolve over time.

Protean has three independent outputs, each with its own output level to allow further manipulation using external effects and may also be used in mono mode when in the needs of a reduced setup."

Modular Synthesizer Jam Session

Published on Oct 22, 2015 Ryan Hall

Smokey Quartz - Pneumata #1

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Smokey Quartz

"The first in a new series of synth improvisations using whatever tickles my fancy at the moment. At this moment it's the Ekdahl Polygamist playing the Metasonix Wretch Machine resulting in a thick, dirty, analog drone."

Not analog synth song by magevers with the Roland V-synth

Published on Oct 23, 2015 magevers

"Me playing a simple song with the Roland V-synth, System-1, TR-8 and TB-3.
Lead: V-synth
Bass: V-synth (driven by TB-3)
ARP: System-1
Seq: TB-3
Drums: TR-8"

Yamaha RS7000 Electro Techno

Published on Oct 23, 2015 andyeduk

"An update of some Yamaha RS7000 patterns. It's been a while ;)

Booming bass, squeeling filters.. A secret weapon in anyones aural arsenal.. This box can do some serious Electro and Techno.."

Elektron Analog Rytm Sid Redux Soundpack

Published on Oct 23, 2015 andyeduk

"Elektron Analog Rytm Sid Redux Soundpack
My own patterns made with these cool sounds.

1st week with machine and a brilliant soundpack.."

Herbst 2015

Published on Oct 23, 2015

"korg electribe sampler, korg kp3, korg volca beats, korg volca bass, korg volca keys, korg volca sample, akai mpx8, akai, akai rhythm wolf"

邦楽 Conductor - 影の伝説 (TAITO)

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Masami Hashimoto

"Use, Hougaku Conductor, BOSS DM-2, YAMAHA QY10.
雅な電子楽器 邦楽コンダクターの音階が合ったのでタイトーのビデオゲーム「影の伝説」を試みる。
オケにYAMAHA QY10を使用しました。"

This is the first post to feature Hougaku.

02 The Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12: Oscillators Part 1

Published on Oct 23, 2015 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the first part of a two-part video demonstrating the oscillators on the Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12 synthesizer.


All parts here.

Modular Monthly: Eurorack filter clones head-to-head

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Future Music Magazine

"A rack of the clones! Want to get the sound of a classic synth in your Eurorack set-up? An authentic sounding filter is the ideal place to start. We examine the modular world's best filter clones, from MS-20 emulations to 101-inspired modules, to see how they stack up head-to-head."

Blue Lantern Asteroid mini sythesizer

Published on Oct 23, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Blue Lantern Mini synthe wave demo"

Modular Jam 33

Published on Oct 23, 2015 ngarjuna

"Single patch with the Sputnik/Make Noise/Intellijel/4ms voice; drums provided by Patterning and Flux. The melody is created by playing Rene's quantizer."

iPad Pro running iSEM AudioUnit in GarageBand

via @synthanatomy, @nlogmusic:

"More big stuff: iPad Pro running iSEM AudioUnit in GarageBand. Update will come soon!"

All the iPad needs is a Roland K25m style controller with three octaves, full size keys, and AT. Still can't believe no one has come out with one yet. The problem is most manufacturers likely think it will become obsolete with the change in size of the iPad, but that would not be the case if you were to just have a flat grippy back to rest anything on it. Heck if built properly you could rest any desktop synth on it like the new Prophet 6 Desktop. Three octaves with AT and velocity sensitive full size keys and adjustable back angle like the K25m to rest the synth or iPad on would be a dream. That is the one thing keeping the iPad from feeling like a real hardware synth imo.

What is Krell? Louis & Bebe Barron - Ancient Krell Music (Forbidden Planet) & More

You'll often see videos with references to "Krell" patches. Where did the reference come from? The 1956 film Forbidden Planet and specifically the sounds created for it by Bebe and Louis Barron. The Krell was the intelligent alien race in the film. The above is a playlist I found of various Krell style compositions starting with "Louis & Bebe Barron - Ancient Krell Music." The actual style of composition is considered Musique Concrete which began in the 1940s, much earlier than the film.

"Musique concrète (French pronunciation: ​[myzik kɔ̃.kʁɛt], meaning 'concrete music') is a genre of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound, or sound without an apparent originating cause. It can feature sounds derived from recordings of musical instruments, the human voice, and the natural environment as well as those created using synthesizers and computer-based digital signal processing. Compositions in this idiom are not restricted to the normal musical rules of melody, harmony, rhythm, metre, and so on. Originally contrasted with 'pure' elektronische Musik (based solely on the production and manipulation of electronically produced sounds rather than recorded sounds), the theoretical basis of musique concrète as a compositional practice was developed by Pierre Schaeffer, beginning in the early 1940s."

And on the soundtrack for Forbidden Planet via Wikipedia:

"Forbidden Planet‍ '​s innovative electronic music score, credited as 'electronic tonalities,' partly to avoid having to pay any of the film industry music guild fees,[citation needed] was composed by Bebe and Louis Barron. MGM producer Dore Schary discovered the couple quite by chance at a beatnik nightclub in Greenwich Village while on a family Christmas visit to New York City; Schary hired them on the spot to compose his film's musical score. While the theremin (which was not used in Forbidden Planet) had been used on the soundtrack of Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), the Barrons' electronic composition is credited with being the first completely electronic film score; their soundtrack preceded the invention of the Moog synthesizer by eight years (1964).

Using ideas and procedures from the book, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948) by the mathematician and electrical engineer Norbert Wiener, Louis Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the score's 'bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums, and screeches'.[12] Most of these sounds were generated using an electronic circuit called a 'ring modulator'. After recording the basic sounds, the Barrons further manipulated the sounds by adding other effects, such as reverberation and delay, and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds.[21]

Since Bebe and Louis Barron did not belong to the Musicians Union, their work could not be considered for an Academy Award, in either the 'soundtrack' or the 'sound effects' categories. MGM declined to publish a soundtrack album at the same time that Forbidden Planet was released. However, film composer and conductor David Rose later published a 7" (18 cm) single of his original main title theme that he had recorded at the MGM Studios in Culver City during March 1956. His main title theme had been discarded when Rose, who had originally been hired to compose the musical score in 1955, was discharged from the project by Dore Schary sometime between Christmas 1955 and New Year’s Day. The film's original theatrical trailer contains snippets of Rose's score, the tapes of which Rose reportedly later destroyed.[22]

The Barrons finally released their soundtrack in 1976 as an LP album for the film's 20th anniversary; it was on their very own Planet Records label (later changed to Small Planet Records and distributed by GNP Crescendo Records). The LP was premiered at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, MO over the 1976 Labor Day weekend, as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of Forbidden Planet held at that Worldcon; the Barrons were there promoting their album's first release, signing all the copies sold at the convention. They also introduced the first of three packed-house screenings that showed an MGM 35mm fine grain vault print in original CinemaScope and stereophonic sound. A decade later, in 1986, their soundtrack was released on a music CD for the film's 30th Anniversary, with a six-page color booklet containing images from Forbidden Planet, plus liner notes from the composers, Bebe and Louis Barron, and Bill Malone.[21]"

So now when you see a Krell patch posted here on MATRIXSYNTH, you'll know exactly where the reference came from; Bebe & Louis Barron, in 1956, for the film Forbidden Planet.


Published on Oct 22, 2015 Oren Levy

"Eurorack Krell type patch with random videos"

Noodling with Reaktor 6 Blocks - Sequencer & Clock Dividers

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Beatworx Studio

"Instrument Download :

The first 4 mins is just setting up the connections for the patch, so please be patient for the audio to start playing. The basic idea here is to use a clock divider to spit the incoming clock and send those gate values to modulate oscillator FM, pitch, etc. I do go a bit overboard with patching these gate signals to even run the clocks of the sequencer etc. Towards the later part, a DISTORTION module is added as well and the OSCILLATOR's individual waveforms are routed into it and processed with the same gate signals coming from the clock divider to create some unpredictable tones, also using a secondary step sequencer to modulate LFO, ENVELOPE etc."

live loops - op-1 with bleepdrum

Published on Oct 22, 2015 j. tomes

"another jam using the teenage engineering op-1 and bleep labs bleep drum. using the tape function to layer sounds on the fly.

check out:
----- for all my music

----- for beats made using only the op-1"

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