MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Kilpatrick Audio CARBON Sequencer - Sneak Peak

Published on Oct 29, 2015 KilpatrickAudio

"Here is a quick demonstration of the CARBON Sequencer and Performance System from Kilpatrick Audio! This video shows a few of the real-time recording and performance function.

MIDI is being sent from CARBON to a PHENOL, Juno-2, D-550 and Machinedrum on each of four tracks."

Roland JU-06 (Juno 106 Boutique Edition) sequence

Published on Oct 29, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"First night with this unit. I owned the original 106 many years ago and found the JU-06 to be an affordable and compact way to still experience the classic synth. Some slight reverb/delay added for texture plus some percussion via a Korg EMX-1."

Moog Voyager, Dave Smith Prophet 08 - Deep-House Demo, by Clouds Testers

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Alexander Bobrov

"Moog Voyager, Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizers - Deep-House Demo, by Clouds Testers:

Clouds Testers - Entropia (album mix)

Created (C), (PH) by al l bo (Clouds Testers) with Moog Voyager, Dave Smith Prophet 08 Synthesizers (100% sounds, except drums - Moog basicly, Prophet 08 - poly pads/horns), 2014.

Publisher: Clouds Testers The Legendaries (C) 2015"

Spooky Fugue

Published on Oct 29, 2015 trabouliste

"Fugue Machine sequencing the Buchla 200e

Happy Halloween!

BWV 1067: Menuet on Analog Synthesizer

Published on Apr 25, 2013 StrangeQuarkStar

"Menuet from BWV 1067 played on an analog synthesizer I designed and built in University.
Multitracked with the same settings on both tracks, played by hand in two takes. Simple piano arrangement. No effects, straight into mixer, panned left and right hand."

Update: I reached out to StrangeQuarkStar for more info on his synth. Here's what he had to say:

"This synth is a project I did for an undergrad electronics course back in 2010. The idea was to build a completely analog synthesizer using mostly discrete components (a timer chip here and there), but with a new kind of digital parameter memory which I won't go into here just yet ;)

It's basically the classic monophonic synth architecture with two VCOs (Saw, Triangle and PWM; you can sync them), one LFO with adjustable waveshape (Ramp -> Tri -> Saw), a resonant 12dB/octave state-variable VCF (low-, band-, highpass), a VCA that's always a bit overdriven and two ADSR envelopes. The filter's envelope and the LFO can be routed to individual fine-tuning and PWM of the VCOs and the filter cutoff frequency, all at once and to different degrees.

The digital part converts MIDI to the appropriate control voltages for the individual components (note on/off, pitch bend and modulation) and is designed to keep track of all the patch parameters. The last module in the sound chain is a digital delay with a simple, adjustable analog filter. The audio signal chain stays completely analog if the delay mix is at zero.

The synth can be controlled via external MIDI or with the built-in digital 16-step sequencer and mini-keyboard on top of it.

All digital parts of the synthesizer are 100% my own design and built around Atmel ATmega processors. The more complicated analog modules (VCO, VCF, VCA) were largely adapted from designs found on, so no direct replicas of any well-known synths. We tried to keep the complexity and cost to an absolute minimum, which is why we also bought only the cheapest components we could get.

I led a team of five people and we all developed the schematics, PCB artwork and bills of material mostly from scratch. The faculty's workshop just etched the PCBs and we had to drill every single hole for all the components to solder in. The main digital board alone had over 1000 holes!

The whole thing took one semester from conception to presentation. It was the most fun I ever had in University!"

Chopin: Préludes Op. 28, № 4 on DSI Prophet '08

Published on Oct 6, 2015 StrangeQuarkStar

"Chopin's Préludes Op. 28, № 4 played on the DSI Prophet '08 analog polyphonic synthesizer. Sound design inspired by 'Continuum' from the FEZ soundtrack by Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland).

No effects aside from Lexicon MX300 reverberation; straight recording from mixer into Logic with no further editing."

Sarabande on Prophet '08 and MS-20 mini Synthesizers (Bach French Suite BWV 813, № 2)

Published on Sep 25, 2014

"The Sarabande from J. S. Bach's second French Suite (BWV 813, № 2) played on the DSI Prophet '08 and Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizers.

To play comfortably I connected the Prophet via MIDI to the MS-20 and turned local control off, using another keyboard (my DX-7 II's) to play the Prophet. So the top keyboard plays the MS-20 and the bottom one the Prophet '08.

Usual effects provided by the Maxon AD-900 analog delay (only on MS-20) and the Lexicon MX-300 (reverberation for both instruments).

Everything played live as you see it here; plain recording straight from my mixer/interface into Logic as 96kHz / 24 bit audio.

Full audio quality available on my SoundCloud page, as always."

In The Air Tonight (Synth Intro Cover)

Published on Jan 25, 2015 StrangeQuarkStar

"A cover of the first minute of one of my very favourite songs using the KORG Volca Beats and MS-20 mini, as well as the DSI Prophet '08.

Effects used: Maxon analog delay, Lexicon reverb and just a touch of EQ on the Prophet. Direct live recording from the mixer's main out; no further manipulation except for fading out."

Short but definitely well done.

Prophet '08 Sound Demo: Laser Harp

Published on Oct 17, 2015 StrangeQuarkStar

"A Laser Harp patch on the DSI Prophet '08, used to play the first part of Jean Michel Jarre's Third Rendez-vous.

No effects aside from Lexicon MX-300 reverberation, recorded directly from the mixer's 24-bit interface into Logic."

Tutorial: Laser Harp on Prophet '08!

Published on Oct 18, 2015

"The classic Laser Harp sound, approximated on the DSI Prophet '08 in a step-by-step tutorial. For those of us not fortunate enough to own an original Elka Synthex.

Just add a good reverb (Lexicon MX-300 used here), no other effects needed. Have fun!"


Published on Oct 29, 2015 synths colors


Novation Circuit - Chill Dub

Published on Oct 29, 2015 KlaatuNinja

"Novation Circuit chilled dub style jam. Recorded using Line 6 sonic port."

Spotlight: Tom Third

Published on Oct 29, 2015 KilpatrickAudio

"Join us in the studio with TV and film composer Tom Third. He explains the process on his latest electronic inspired score and how he uses PHENOL as the primary instrument for this new sound."

KIMBALL CHALLENGER P5 Vintage Electronic Synthesizer Keyboard SN 432552

via this auction

Korg Micro Preset with 14 Overlay Cards

via this auction

"The Korg Micro Preset synthesizer is a late 1970s synth with a unique matrix of pre-set sounds, including woodwind, banjo, bagpipe, steam locomotive and others and a keyboard all housed in a wooden box!
It's a 32-note monophonic preset synthesizer with 6 push-button presets including voice, synth1, synth2, brass, string, and wood. Its single-oscillator design has rudimentary decay/release envelope controls.

It comes with 14 preset overlays, a cover and music stand. The power supply is hard-wired in and provides power. I have tested it and all works fine..."

Synth1 VST instrument - custom patches

Published on Oct 29, 2015 roboticrealm

I guess Synth1 for iPad never happened.

"Here are some italo/synthpop 80's patches I made with the free Synth1 VST plugin.
The patches are based upon patches I made on my MKS-80 and AN1x hardware synths.

Download my custom patches here:"

Roland Aira TR8 & TB3 acid session

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Calle Nilsson

"Roland Aira TR8 and TB 3 in live session"

Lethal variants: Spectralis, Oberheim Matrix 1000, virus TI, Space

Published on Oct 29, 2015 MIDERA

"Just another track..."

ST4 tracker jam

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Pieter van der Meer

"STU jamming on the ST4 using the onboard tracker!"

"For those of you not in the know, the ST4 is a multi-channel synth that specializes in rhythm. It’s a hybrid digital/analog system that offers direct control over each track and has a powerful built-in step sequencer. It can do sampling with its on-board mic or from an external source. Samples can be manipulated into arbitrary waveforms, but also standard saw, square and sine waveforms may be used. Noise generators, a wealth of envelopes and per-channel multi-mode filters allow for powerful percussive sculpting.

Our goal is to make this as much a stand-alone system as possible. There’s the usual MIDI connectivity, but there’s also the built-in step sequencer on a large display with full USB keyboard and mass storage support. This makes the ST4 a unique device and as much a studio work horse as something you can take along to your friends or use on stage. The analog VCFs and VCAs give it a warm finish. It’s a Tasty Chips synth: high character and fun to use. :)"

Sputnik Sequencer Prototype

A couple of pics via

Some More 008 Sounds

Listen to the background noise at 6:30 and 8:00. Not sure if this is the synth or other. You don't hear it much in other parts of the demo.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Sound Synthesis Course Hosted by Tiptop Audio Coming to Italy

Details in the flyer.

via Tiptop Audio

Petri Alanko on composing for Quantum Break with Roland AIRA System-1M

Published on Oct 28, 2015 RolandChannel

"Interviewed at his home studio in Finland, video games composer Petri Alanko reveals the modular synths that soundtracked forthcoming actioner Quantum Break – and the vital role of the Roland AIRA System-1."

Novation // Level Up. Pixelord

Published on Oct 29, 2015 NovationTV

"We flew over to Russia to catch up with electronic musician and graphic artist Pixelord. Here's what went down.

Alexey Devyanin, a.k.a. Pixelord, has been a part of the thriving Russian Electronic Beats scene for some time. We flew over to Moscow and caught up with Alexey at Mars Studio as he was working on his forthcoming album.

From old arcade museums to mixer-shaped buildings, Alexey took us on a personal tour through the spots in Moscow that inspire him the most. We were then treated to a live performance of his track 'Rescue Cyber Party' in avant! records store.

Skip to the performance: [4:22]


Captain Credible - Unboxing Video

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Captain Credible

"From the EP 'Dead Cats' out on Metronomicon Audio"

Captain Credible tells me that the circuitboards sold out on pre-order two weeks prior to the release!

If you prefer streaming you'll find the EP at:

You'll find details on the project previously posted here and of course at

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol - Patch 009 - Halloween Special

Published on Oct 29, 2015 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 012-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 010-

Hallooooooweeeeeeeeeeen Special. Trying to get a bit spooky here. Some high pitched "ghost" sounds and the all time horror favorite: low bass sounds with a lot of decay.
And what Halloween video would be complete without a pumpkin right? Right!


Modular Wild Visits Machines in Music- "Universal Musics" with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe,

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Modular Wild

"A discussion led by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe on Universal Musics at the Machines in Music Event Held in NYC Oct.17-18. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Modular gear talk.

Analog Diary - Baby Acid

Published on Oct 29, 2015


Spectralis Modulations

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Kuznecov Victor

"Radikal Technologies Spectralis 1 has a very good ability for sound source modulation, this is a quick example, sorry for crap sound/video"

Brinstar (Metroid) Cover by Steven Morris [GameLark Records Vol. 1]

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Steven Morris

"Brinstar (ブリンスタ)
Cover by Steven Morris (モリス・スティーブン)
Written by Hirokazu Tanaka aka Hip Tanaka (田中宏和)
From Metroid (メトロイド)

Boogie Down... to Brinstar!

Rhodes Mark II Electric Piano
Eurorack Modular Synthesizer
DSI Tempest
Korg MS2000 (synthesizer)
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Stratocaster (electric guitar)
Yamaha TX81Z (rack synthesizer)[not pictured]
Roland JV-880 (rack synthesizer)[not pictured]

Korg SIGMA KP-30 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 0368

via this auction

"Up for sale is rare Korg SIGMA KP-30 Vintage Analog Synthesizer. There were only 1,000 of these made in 1979, with each units having its serial number plate on the front panel. This one has a serial # 0368.

The unit appears to be working fine functionally, all the keys and knobs and switches working well as being tested."

Upgraded Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack

via this auction

"Special upgrade for reliability without impacting the sound: my CEM 5530 chips were replaced with special replacement boards so you won't have to worry about them failing (~$700 value)."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 SN 1881

via this auction

"I bought this synth in a pawn shop in Florida. I tested it out in the shop and it sounded really good. I took it home and put it in storage for about 10 years and now it does not work. When you plug it in there is a loud hum and no notes when keys are pressed. I do not have an interest in repairing this so I am selling it for parts or as a fixer-upper project. It is "as is".

The name plate is mostly rubbed off and the knobs are kinda dinged up but the wood and the plate with the knobs on it are in good shape. The power cord has a break in the insulation but it does power up.

The serial number is 1000-1881. You can research what rev. # it is from that.

It does not have midi. The last 5 keys on the right end are a little uneven."

ROLAND MC 500 MKII ITALODANCE 1986 Oberheim Ob xa Matrix6 Dmx

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Superfunk Synths

"ROLAND MC 500 MKII ITALODANCE 1986 Oberheim Ob xa Matrix6 Dmx

more here :"

MOOG SOURCE Analog Synthesizer "Miscreant"

Published on Oct 29, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds and drums: Moog Source Analog Synthesizer from the year 1981
recording: multi-tracking without midi, played by hand

For me is the Source one of the best synthesizer ever. The beefy sub bass reminds a bit on the Moog Taurus 1 bass pedal."

Audio Damage Odio and VST Plugins: Ep1 - AD Mangleverb

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Audio Damage ODIO is a module an audio interface for modular Synthesizer. You can route VST Plugins directly inside your modular setup or simple run the audio inside your DAW and process the audio with VST Effects.

0:00 Arp Sound from Mutable Instruments Braids and Texture Sound from Waldorf nw1
04:58 Kind of Glass Texture with Waldorf nw1
07:40 Arp Sound from Waldorf nw1

The plugin in this video is the Audio Damage Mangelverb"

Make Noise LxD first test

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Auxar Netlabel

"Some first plonks from the new Lopass strike Dual from Make Noise.

Patch notes: Richter Wogglebug is clock and spits random voltages to 2 Maths and a DPO
Both Maths supplies modulation and strikes to the LxD while the DPO throwing its final output and osc A sine at it.
Output of the LxD to Rosie A & B.
Stereo Fx by Erbe-verb

Audio recorded in Sonic-Core VDAT"

arturia beatstep vs tiptop audio circadian rhythm

Published on Oct 28, 2015 ZV_K

"comparing the basic functionality. drum sequencing only

EDIT: it is indeed possoble to mute and select individual drum tracks.
Hold DRUM+MUTE+whatever drum track(s) to mute
Hold DRUM+ whatever drum track to select."

Anyone else seeing this behavior with their Beatstep?

TR-8 + Modular

TR-8 + Modular from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.

Kirk Degiorgio TR-8 Modular


REBEL TECHNOLOGY Chronos from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.

Introduction Guide

Roland TR-8, Korg ESX, + Novation Circuit Techno Jam

Published on Oct 29, 2015 anode8


Here's a little techno jam using my Roland TR-8, Korg ES, and my new Novation Circuit. This is not a comprehensive view on any of these machines or their capabilities, just me playing around with some music that i like."

Space Frontier (JU-06,JX-03,XR-20,Reface DX,Volcas)

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Metatron's Cube

"You beat the Dalton Gang......But you know there will always be another. For the time being, you get to fly off tword the sun and another day. Another game of poker. A different town.
This is a little more down beat compared to the last video, but with the same set-up. More of the DX sound as an into.Thanks for watching and listening!

Gear list:
Roland Boutique JU-06 (Strymon BigSky)
Roland Boutique JX-03 (DigiTech Polara Reverb‎)
Yamaha Reface DX
Korg Volca Keys (TCE HoF reverb/Korg Kp3 pad)
Korg Volca Bass (Kp2 mini)
Akai XR-20
Arturia Beatstep Pro x2
Behringer Eurorack Pro/Ultragain Pro rack units
BBE MaxCom rack unit
Audacity (recording)
Slate Digital VTM/VMR
Presonus One ver2 (mastering)"

Yamaha SY22 - Collected patches

Published on Oct 29, 2015 roboticrealm

"Yamaha SY22 - Digital dynamic vector synthesizer from 1990

In this video I demo some collected patches from the internet. To download them visit:"

Virus Ti2 – 128 patches – EDM SOUNDS

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

"Most of the sounds have an analog-ish texture and are a bit different than the classic EDM sounds (and not only), just to be content (at least) that you have a super A synth that can emulate very nice the vintage synthesizers. The sound is not post processed. Enjoy!
Patches are available on:"

Arjen Schat | Sequential Session: Komplex Sequencer

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Arjen Schat

"Complex patch with the Koma Komplex Sequencer controlling a Doepfer Dark Energy and Moog Little Phatty. I start with a simple scale on A and modulate its transpositions with a sequence on B. C and D both have a short sequence but the CV and gate are cross-mixed whilst a similar transposition modulation applies."

Modular Jam 34

Published on Oct 29, 2015 ngarjuna

"Modular jam with west coast bass, Patterning - Flux - Filtatron drums, west coast monophonic scales with modulated delays"

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co. | Filtatron - Moog Music Inc.

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