MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Evaton Technologies SDIY MDRONE

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Russ Hoffman

"The Evaton Technologies SDIY MDRONE will be available in November. This video demonstration shows the powerful standalone drone synth that YOU build! Just in time for the holiday season, the SDIY MDRONE makes the perfect gift for the DIY'er in your family, or buy one for yourself! PCB + Parts kit available in November, with a pre-drilled, case with legend available soon after. (Video shows a clear pencil box case as an example of a case you could build yourself).

The SDIY MDRONE consists of 3 square wave oscillators and a bandpass filter with adjustable center frequency and bandwidth. The filter can be overdriven for a grittier sound. Simple thru-hole construction can be completed in as little as a single evening.

Operation from a single 9V battery allows hours of tweaking. Use the SDIY MDRONE alone, or with external effects for maximum fun. And, best of all, you can take pride in having built it yourself!

Detailed assembly manual has step-by-step instructions, and, for educational customer, also includes a discussion of the basic circuit theory."

AHNE 2015 Olin College

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Pirx Modular

"Analog Heaven North East meetup at Olin College, Needham, MA, on October 24th, 2015. Wonderful gathering of cool people and amazing synths.

Thanks to Eric Crawley (AHNE) and Kent Lundberg (Olin College) for making the event happen. Also, thanks to all participants and visitors for making it great.

Special thanks to Bill T. Miller (Orgy Of Noise) for providing additional coverage of TronBOT and Tangerine Synth."

Amazing Machines AM102 Programmable Wavetable Oscillator for Reaktor Blocks

AM102 Programmable Wavetable Oscillator for Reaktor Blocks from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

"AM102 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

A Programmable Wavetable Oscillator, featuring a 16 Stages Wavetable with 3 selectable Playback Modes and 3 types of Output Curves, AM102 is a Shape Shifter yet to be rivalled.

For more information please visit:"

AHNE 2015 Pics

AHNE 2015 Olin

"Analogue Heaven North East gathering at The Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA on October 24th, 2015"

Flickr by alt_mode

The Everything ARP Symposium Coming to Berklee College of Music

via Berklee

"David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The David Friend Recital Hall.

The Electronic Production and Design Department announces the 2015 Everything ARP Symposium. The panelists for the event will be founder Alan R. Pearlman and former ARP employees, industry representatives, scholars, musicians, and producers.

ARP Instruments, active from 1969 to 1981, was a pioneering company in the development of the electronic musical instrument industry. The ARP 2600 and ARP Odyssey helped define the sound of pop and jazz fusion music from that time, with major artists such as the Who, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and George Duke using ARP instruments to develop their signature sounds. This symposium will serve as a forum to discuss how these important instruments were developed, marketed, and used by artists. With software emulations of the 2600 and Odyssey, and Korg's recent release of a new hardware version of the Odyssey, the early achievements by ARP Instruments remain relevant to contemporary artists.

Admission: Free"


Here is the program for the Everything ARP Symposium:

10:00-11:00: Doors open for socializing with light refreshments witch ARP instruments on display.
11:00-11:45: Opening remarks and keynote address from Dr. Richard Boulanger.
11:45-12:00: 15 minute break
12:00-12:45: Interview with Alan Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments.
12:45-1:00: 15 minute break
1:00-1:45: Panel Discussion: Creating the Market for Electronic Instruments
1:45 - 2:00: 15 minute break
2:00-2:45: Panel Discussion: ARP in Education
2:45-3:00: 15 minute break
3:00-4:00: ARP Players Panel

Update2: videos from and of the event:

Published on Nov 7, 2015 Pirx Modular

"The Everything ARP Symposium at David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music in Boston on November 7, 2015.

Wonderful opportunity to meet Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments, and many other ARP legends."

And streams of the event:

Everything ARP Symposium; Keynote and Interview

Everything ARP Symposium: Creating a Market for ARP Synthesizers

Everything ARP Symposium: ARP in Education

Everything ARP Symposium: ARP Players

mCKENIC - My First Moog

Published on Oct 25, 2015 mCKENIC

"While all the hype may be around the Mother 32 Im having a blast playing with my 1st ever Moog - the sweet Werkstatt-01. A bit of self patching and some reverb. I love how this goes from squelchy to clicky with all the fun inbetween - limitless sample fodder :-) Thanks for watching!"

-CALC- takes Novation Circuit to meet some new friends and they JAM LIVE

Published on Oct 25, 2015 -CALC-

"The Novation CIrcuit has fast become one of my favourite things.... it's an instrument, it's a workstation, it's simply the quickest and most fun way to make electronic music anywhere. I've been using it a lot on it's own and it is a very capable device used this way.

Now that I've had it at home for a few days though it makes perfect sense to fit Circuit into the studio and use it the way I really want to. Of course Circuit feels right at home in this set-up straight away too.

This video is a Sunday evening fully live jam after a nice lazy weekend. It's pretty long but visits a few different places musically... not least the self-indulgent psychedelic live keys wig out roughly 3/4s of the way through resulting from running the Roland JX-3P through a Sherman Filterbank 2.
Circuit is running all of the way through and glues the piece together well.

Here's what was used:
Novation Circuit
Novation Bass Station 2
Roland JX-3P
Elektron Octatrack (With Novation Launch ControlXL mapping)
Elektron Analog RTYM
Elektron Analog Keys
Moog Voyager
Roland SH101
Roland RE-150 Space Echo
Strymon Big Skies
Sherman Filterbank 2
Allen and Heath Zed R16
Expert Sleepers USAMO
Ableton Live (as a big 30 track tape recorder)
FMR Really Nice Levelling Amp"

Sean Pendleton - My favorite new bassdrum

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Sean Pendleton

"orgone accumulator [neutron] for the snare, thx2112's [syinsi] stomper for the bass drum. My new favorite drums."

SoundForce SFC Mini Don't try this with a mouse

Published on Oct 25, 2015 SoundForce

"Tweaking the sound on the SFC-Mini. On Kickstarter now! Campaing ends on 13/11/15."

Update: Kickstarter link here.

The Triko part III

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Pulsophonic

"Demo of The Triko by Baloran, Analog Tri-chorus with DSP reverb inside. The sound is from my Crumar Multiman-S. No other effect."

See the Baloran channel below for more.

Khyber Spy Skiff Eurorack Case with Combo Lock

via Khyber


- Solid aircraft-grade aluminum Halliburton case
- 114HP at 6U, you lose maybe 2HP on the top row due to the hinge
- Room for cable storage and power brick storage
- Removable padded velour in lid
- Can be closed while patched
- Working combo lock for added security"

Animoog and Sub Phatty Jam

Published on Oct 25, 2015 SYNTHWAY

"I was away for some time... now I'm back! :)

Just having fun with Animoog and Sub Phatty.

Animoog is playing a drone-pad sound, controlled with Keystation Mini 32 connected with CCK. The Sub is just playing my favorite lead sound, translated from the Little Phatty.

This isn't the most creative thing I've done, but the 25 + 32 key range makes me more limited than usual. I'm also rusted...

Cheers! Thank you for listening!!"


Published on Oct 25, 2015 synths colors


DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer SN 00001

via this auction

"This is the first DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard production model produced! Serial #00001

This keyboard is in great condition with the exception of a few minor blemishes on the wood sides - as you can see in the pictures. There is also one knob missing but you can get a replacement from DSI. [Just the cap appears to be missing]

Being the first model produced, this is the rotary encoder version and may need to have the encoders cleaned from time to time unless you buy the PE upgrade from DSI."

Alesis A6 Andromeda Synthesizer

via this auction

"A6 Andromeda that's in MINT condition. It even still has the original plastic covering on the screen" Portable 22 Customized System

via this auction

"AS NEW IMMACULATE Portable 22 Customized System Synthesizer. In place of the ring modulator and blank space, I had this built with the Q150 Ladder Filter...

'The Portable-22 is a powerful three-oscillator analog machine complete with envelope generators, amplifiers, a mixer, state-variable filter, ring modulator and more in rugged vinyl-covered portable cabinet. Patch cables included.

Add a controller bundle or drive the system with MIDI.
Expansion is easy by adding more cabinets. This system has a QPS1 power supply which is capable of powering up to 66-spaces of modules.

The Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter is based on Bob Moog's famous design and provides incredible-sounding -24dB lowpass filtering which has become the standard of subtractive analog synthesis.

The cutoff frequency can be controlled manually and by control voltages from an envelope generator, oscillator, keyboard, etc. Frequency control signals can be attenuated and inverted without the need for utility modules. Resonance (Q) of the filter can be adjusted with the front panel control. The filter will self-oscillate and track a 1V/Octave keyboard control voltage. Both -12dB and -24dB slopes are available offering a wide range of sounds. One pole and three pole responses are jumper-selectable for even more possibilities. A convenient two-channel mixer is provided for incoming audio signals.

A special feature of the Q150 is output leveling. In most ladder filters the output signal level is greatly reduced as the resonance is increased. This usually requires resetting input levels (sometimes many) when changing resonance settings and can become quite annoying. Special circuitry in the Q150 maintains constant output level at various resonance settings while keeping the harmonic content unchanged. This feature is jumper-selectable and can be deselected if identical behaviour to the Moog ladder filter is desired.'"

Noise Engineering Ataraxic Translatron Demonstration

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Noise Engineering

"Quick demonstration of the Noise Engineering Ataraxic Translatron."

MFB Dominion 1 - Roland Juno 60 - Waldorf Q - Jam

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Guy Schneerson

"Me jamming last night using all synth that where plugged in. Vermna providing the bass (may be out of tune), Juno the backdrop and The Dominion + Q lead."

Smokey Quartz - Pneumata #2

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Smokey Quartz

"A meeting between the Ekdahl Polygamist and Metasonix Wretch Machine with a little percussive help from Mr. Basimilus Iteritas. The Polygamist is running the show, triggering everything with it's LFOs and sending out pitch CVs to the Wretch and BI from it's ribbon."

Noise Engineering Tonnetz Sequent - quick demo

Published on Oct 25, 2015 noisythang

"Play with the Tonnetz against a drone. Doing a single transform, moving through multiple groups. Interesting how much activity comes from a simple thing.."

Blue Vermona DRM1 MKII analog drum synthesizer with trigger inputs

via this auction

ARP 2600 Synthesizer / ARP 3620 Keyboard with Original Manuals

via this auction

"ARP Model 2600 synthesizer with the ARP Model 3620 keyboard. Original manuals for each included. Original cases for each included. The only thing not original is the foot pedal, —although a compatible foot pedal is included."

OBERHEIM MATRIX-6R Rack Vintage Analog Synthesizer with ROM 2.13

via this auction

"OBERHEIM MATRIX-6R Rack Analog Synthesizer
Latest ROM version 2.13 Excellent Condition, perfectly working.
Comes with a MIDI cable, a power cable and rack mount ears."

ROM 2.13 allows editing via sysex with external controllers.

AKAI VX90 and S900 Vintage Analog Synthesizer & Sampler Set

via this auction

"(1) AKAI VX90 Analog Synthesizer
(1) AKAI S900 Sampler (dimmed LCD is replaced with the beautiful bright one)
(1) Connection Cable (VX90 can be used as polyphonic analog filters of S900)

Both perfectly working, excellent condition, except S900 back panel has minot dent and one of S900 rack ears slightly bent (see pictures)
Comes with power cables and MIDI cables.
Connection cable was hard to find, paid $80. Gold pins."

Audio Damage Sequencer 1

via this auction

"Audio Damage Sequencer 1 module for eurorack modular synthesiser. Great module in excellent condition.

Includes micro SD -> SD card adapter."

Audio Damage ADM12 Neuron Demo (Triple Loop) Demo

"This demo uses three tracks of Neuron, all heavily modulated. The first Neuron appears by itself, doing low-end material. After four measures, the second Neuron comes in, doing mid-range material. After another four measures, the third Neuron appears, doing high-end material.

The three Neurons were sequenced and modulated by two Audio Damage Sequencer 1 modules, and a monome White Whale. No other modules were used; the Neurons were recorded straight in to Ableton Live with no post-production at all."

Modular Jam

Published on Oct 25, 2015 AsselMC

"Playing around with my Modular... and MFB Schlagzwerg."

ladik R-330 Reverb + D-333 sample player

Published on Oct 25, 2015 RuprechtM

Crystalline Plasma Radio Waves

Published on Oct 25, 2015 A Box In The Sea

"I used two Barcus Berry contact microphones to sample this extremely simple music box I made from a 5 dollar player I bought on amazon. It comes with a hole punch to make your own chords and melodies. Each mic is processed through it's on convolution reverb before being sampled via the Octatrack, Samplr and the WTPA2. The WTPA is being triggered by Medow Physics (controlled by the Monomer grid). This gets sent through the modular for processing via the 4ms SMR, Clouds and the Erbe Verb. I'm using a Korg Nano to mix the volumes of all 3 outputs (via the ESX 8CV) to create the textures. It took me hours to record this because I got so lost in all the textures the Medow Physics/WTPA/Modular were making.

Samplr is routed through the Cocoquantus and played live. The OT is running 6 chopped up versions of the sample which I'm constantly mixing with another Korg Nano."

Razmasynth Telewizor: Prototype

Published on Oct 25, 2015 RazmatazTG

"Two channel AV Display for Eurorack Modular, PAl, NTSC. Jack and Cinch input.
Watch your movies or play video game on your modular.

Only 10 modules, available early november 2015"

Moog sub 37 / electribe 2 (graal7)

Published on Oct 25, 2015 graal7

"Moog sub 37 / electribe 2 original song"

AtomoSynth KOE modular acid techno 1

Published on Oct 25, 2015 atomolab

"Hello world!! in this track i used two AtomoSynth KOE modules for bass and pad, also two mini KP for effects and QY20 for drums, all sequenced in the Arturia beatstep pro, and recorded in cubase."


Published on Oct 25, 2015 ryouichi harada

Drone Commander 2 LFO

Published on Oct 25, 2015 EA78751

"Here is a side-scrolling scope view of some interesting LFO waveforms, and a soundtrack of rhythmically modulated analog drone sounds. It was generated with a prototype version of the upcoming Grendel Drone Commander 2 Eurorack synthesizer module.

Tektronix TDS350 oscilloscope"

Dead Man's Catch internally-modulated LFO wave shapes

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Tim Churches

"Demo of internally-modulated LFO wave shaping in Dead Man's Catch v0.6beta modified firmware for the Mutable Instruments Peaks module. The LFO is running at an audio rate so you can hear the effect of the wave shaping, as well as see it on the oscilloscope. The trace disappears momentarily on the pulse wave due to the primitive triggering circuit in my ancient scope."

Modular performance at SNCyT 2015

Published on Oct 24, 2015 Alfonso Alba

"This is an audio recording of a live modular performance. Unfortunately, the input level was a bit too high and the audio is slightly distorted. For this performance I used a 44-space system, a 9U Eurorack system, and an Elektron Machinedrum for drums and effects."

Patch n Tweak

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