MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Frankenweenie Juno 27.4

E950 #2 - Halloween Noise

Moog Mother-32 (x3) - Kind of Carpenterish

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"A quick and silly demo for Halloween! The third sequence (from the middle Mother-32) was out of sync because I forgot to plug the sync cable in. Doh! So I decided to grab the controls and play it live. Also, be sure to watch for the Haunted Doll..."

31st Background

Published on Oct 31, 2015 John L Rice

"I tried to do this quickly earlier today but I had so many video effects turned on it took almost 4.5 hours for my old computer to compile it! :-? And they are just subtle effects too . . oh well, some of you still have 5 or more hours of Halloween left! ;-)"

Miss American Vampire

"Disturbing mood pieces, melodic theremin, and gothic horror.
released October 31, 2015

1 Demon on your chest
2 Kojo no Tsuki
3 Maria Callas has been brought back to an unnatural life
4 Solar wind reveals ghosts
5 A bad day at Carlsbad Caverns
6 Miss American Vampire

All songs written, arranged, performed and recorded by Victoria Lundy except Kojo No Tsuki written by Rentaro Taki
© 2015 Victoria Lundy |

This recording used Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin, Ableton Live 9, Logic, Native Instruments Absynth, Reaktor and Molekular.
Thanks to Thomas Lundy and Mark Mosher for endless help and encouragement.

'I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down
The dark descent, and up to reascend...'
—John Milton, Paradise Lost"

Sputnik DMFG Expander & Dual Multisegment Function Generator

Two pics via Roman Filippov of Sputnik Modular on Instagram.

Click the pics and explore.

Waldorf NW1 demo

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Sysex|Studio

"Simple demoing of some of the key sound shaping features of the Waldorf NW1 module.
Not all features of the module were included in this short video, just some basic features.
Make sure your volume levels are set to medium, it might get loud at times. :D Cheers.

NOTE: Just a tad bit of reverb and delay were added in my DAW, other than that, it's just the module itself producing the sounds.

Eurorack modules used in video:
Waldorf NW1
Steady State Fate Ultra Random Analog
Make Noise Maths v2
SSF/WMD Quad Atten

Software and Plugins:
Reason 8.3.1
Reason Delay and Reverb"

Geektronica #16: Saw Theme (Hello Zepp)

Published on Oct 21, 2015 Ace Waters

"In honor of the beard bros biggest fan, I bring you this years spooky scary song of the season, Hello Zepp: The Theme from the Saw Series!


Mos-lab Halloween 2015

Published on Oct 31, 2015 seb17320

"Sequences : PPG wave 2.3 / Polyfusion modular
Strings pad : PPG wave 2.3 / RSF Polykobol
Bass : Synton Syrinx / RSF Kobol"

Remember to see the Halloween channel below for all the synthy Halloween posts!

MFB Dominion 1 - Halloween Track [7]

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Sensenwerk

"My latest track created using the MFB Dominion 1 only - except for drums & FX, coming from Cubase.
I am not a huge fan of the commercialized halloween fuss, it is my birthday though, so enjoy this day. : )"

Dave Bundy Happy Halloween Eurorack Track

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Dave Bundy

"Halloween mood : Mode ON"

Roland JUNO 60 Ambient Psychedelic HALLOWEEN Korg VOLCA Bass ELKA X705 tubbutec juno66 #44

Published on Oct 31, 2015 VolcaRock

"AMBIENT Psychedelic HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with additional video from Horror Nights (with our girlfriends under zombie & chainsaw attack :)
ROLAND JUNO 60 with Tubbutec Juno 66 Mod (Portamento, Duophonic/Unison, Supersaw/square, Detune, MIDI, Chord Memory, ...),
Space Organ ELKA x705, Korg Volca Bass, Elektron Octatrack & Guitar.

Tubbutec Mod is a must have for experimental Juno 6/60/106 owners turning the amazing Juno into a more flexible & more VCO-sounding REAL BOUTIQUE synth (greetz to all Ju-6 owners :-) The developer did a great job! Unbelievable that you get a new firmware upgrade for a synth from 1982!

Horror Nights is an amazing event at Europapark Rust/Germany . It's like being in your own horror movie. 6 big houses with different topics and lots of zombie , mummy and monster action on the whole outdoor area. additional video also contains some modern and vintage ghost trains and fantasy worlds @ Europapark Rust.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY FRIENDS, hope you enjoy my music video :-)


Instruments used:
ROLAND JUNO 60 (1982) (with Tubbutec Mod & Peavey Studio Mix controller) String FX: Vermona PH-16 phaser
ELKA X705 (1978) space organ with two Rhapsody 610 string machines & Solist 505 synth (string FX EHX small stone)
Korg Volca Bass
Elektron Octattrack (drum& percussion loops, guitar post FX, vocal samples)
Godin LGX-SA guitar

All instruments have been filmed while recording!"

The Jellyfish Brothers- I am so sad

Published on Oct 31, 2014 Bill Hamilton

Featuring a Moog Little Phatty

Halloween 2015

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Anthony Distefano

"Halloween video with NI Absynth Bach soundtrack"

Bob Moog Pumpkin

via @moogmusicinc

"🎃 We've got some talented pumpkin carvers at Moog. #HappyHalloween."

Permeation official trailer for feature film

Published on Oct 30, 2015 Sir Folktek

Synth connection: Arius Blaze is one of the men behind Folktek.

Some bloody bits in the trailer.

"More info and official release to come.
Permeation is a film by Arius Blaze and starring Jeffrey Arrington.
The story of a man who gets lost in the written word."

Roland Boutique JP-08 JU-06 JX-03 and Roland AIRA range - Demo 01 & 02

Published on Oct 31, 2015 space travel made easy

"Got a chance to play with the Boutique range from Roland this afternoon along with all Aira range. The Roland JP-08, Roland JU-06 and the JX-03 are all really capable little synths and great remakes of the old classics. Could not believe the sound coming through the studio monitors from these little boxes.

The Roland Boutique range was plugged into the Roland MX-1 along with all the other recent Roland Aira gear. The Roland TR-8 was providing the drums. The MX-1 has some awesome effects (and beat effects) that can be thrown into the mix either on the output or on individual channels. The Roland TB-3 is more than capable of beautiful basslines reminiscent of the old Roland TB-303.

We got a little taste of the Aira Modular pieces. Didn't get to hear the System-1m but had sends from the Roland MX-1 going through the programmable effects units the Roland Bitrazer, Roland Demora, Roland Scooper and the Roland Torcido.

Thanks to Dan from Roland for showing us everything and putting up with a number of synths being played with at the same time. His poor ears.

This video was filmed in my iPhone so apologies for the poor quality audio but it gives you a good idea of what these new Boutique boxes are capable of.

I will post more shorter videos on my Instagram account. Search for on Instagram.

Thoroughly recommend the Roland Boutique range. Well made and sound better than you would ever believe."

Electrocomp EML-500 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Check out the curved side panels on these.

"This Synth has been disassembled, cleaned and professionally restored by Jeff Blenkinsopp of The Analog Lab. The keyboard bushings have also been replaced. Cosmetically it looks good, with some scratches and wear on the wooden case and a slight yellowing on some of the keys, please look at the pictures. These models are hard to come by and have a unique sound., This one is in 100% working condition and ready to be played. It also comes with a cover, manual and two books on Synths, as in the picture.The synth is being sold as is with no warranty. The item will be professionally packed and fully insured when shipped."

Korg MONO / POLY Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 371557

via this auction

Futureretro Future Retro 777 SN FR3D71499510

via this auction

Korg Rhythm 55 SN 258230

via this auction

"Korg Rhythm 55, KR-55, Original 1979 Analog Vintage Drum Machine."

Meet The Alright Chronoblob

Note this is the first Alright post on the site. They've only been all good up to this point. Bahah. ;)

via Alright Devices (via Papernoise):

"Chronoblob is a digital delay module!

Unlike other delays, Chronoblob can sync to an external clock. Patch one to the SYNC input and choose a multiplier/divider for rhythmic delays. Or don't do that and just sweep TIME for traditional, continuously variable delay times. Do you!

Chronoblob's OTA-based analog FDBK circuit is CV-controllable and can be pushed up to and beyond unity for near-infinite decay or harsh saturating feedback. The guts of the feedback loop are made available to you, the discerning modular enthusiast, via the SEND and RETURN jacks. Patch in a lowpass filter for smooth, shadowy echoes, or cop two blobs and get yr pingpong on! Use the equal-power crossfading dry/wet control to dial in your mix.

Chronoblob's mode switch selects its response to delay time changes. Throw the switch up to select resampling mode and get sweeping pitch effects reminiscent of a tape loop or BBD. With the switch down, Chronoblob smoothly crossfades between delay taps for quicker, more subtle changes. Patch in a clock and sequence the TIME CV input in this mode for rhythmic ratcheting delays!

Chronoblob also uniquely features a HOLD switch and gate input to freeze the audio buffer. Punch that shit and modulate TIME for mad stutter and glitch!

Audio: 16bit, 48kHz
Delay: 5ms to 500ms in SHORT mode, 50ms to 2.73s in LONG mode
Power: +12V / 90mA, -12V / 30mA
Width: 10HP
Depth: 30mm (including power connector)"

Details on the New Audio Damage Neuron Eurorack Drum Module are Up

via Audio Damage

"Neuron is an FM-based all-in-one drum voice module suitable for all types of electronic music. From big Autechre-style FM hits to huge digital hardcore kicks to tight x0x snare drums, Neuron can make a broad range of percussion sounds with ease.

Starting with super fast envelopes internally curved for percussion sounds, we add a carrier wave that is a single-cycle sample straight from the PCB of a 909's kick oscillator. We then add pure sine modulation, analog-modelled soft saturation, digital distortion, and a true random-number-generator for white noise.

The result is a drum module that is both easy to use and incredibly versatile. Watch the overview video below to get an idea of what Neuron sounds like.

» Neuron is a DSP-based module that runs at 48kHz sample rate and 24 bit depth, via a high quality Cirrus-Logic codec.

» Two-operator FM synth voice tuned for percussion use.

» Carrier waveform is a single-cycle sample of a 909 kick's main oscillator, taken from the board of a real 909 via a studio-grade Mytek A/D convertor. Tunable from 20Hz to 1kHz.

» Modulator waveform is a pure sine wave, tunable from 5Hz to 1kHz.

» Two ultra-fast percussion-curved internal envelopes for pitch mod and VCA.

» Soft saturation/overdrive and distortion control for hardcore sounds.

» Internal noise generator for snare and cymbal sounds.

» Trigger input that fires the internal envelopes on a 1V edge detection. Can be triggered up to low audio rates. (Approx. 60Hz.)

» Accent and Choke inputs allow further time-based control over the output.

» Every control has a CV input that accepts +/-5V. Panel controls are sampled at low audio rates (approximately 35Hz), and have further internal lag processing for smooth parameter changes.

» USB port (on the backplane) for easy firmware updates.

» High-quality 100% Made In The USA construction, including panel-bolted 100,000-cycle BI potentiometers and custom stamped Rogan knobs.

» Power draw is 50ma from the +12V rail and 9ma from the -12V rail. This module has an on-board regulator and does not require +5V. Module width is 12HP. Module depth is 25mm.

» Neuron, like all Audio Damage hardware products, includes our lifetime unconditional warranty."

Stand Alone Hardware Coming from Audio Damage

via Analog Industries (Chris Randall of Audio Damage's blog):

"Next up, it's been no particular secret that we're working on non-Euro hardware. This turned out to be surprisingly difficult. Euro has a pretty set-in-stone standard for look and construction, and known suppliers, and you work within those parameters. When we started examining stand-alone products, well, things got hairy quick. But this summer's labor is beginning to bear fruit, and we will definitely be showing our new line of Audio Damage pedals at NAMM in January. We hope to show three different pedals, but that might be optimistic. This has proven to be a surprisingly difficult and time-consuming operation.

Interestingly, most of the difficulty and time consumption resulted from the fact that I just can't stand those Hammond boxes that most boutique pedals come in, and wanted our own folded steel chassis. It turns out that you need to know quite a bit of mechanical engineering to cause such a thing to be created, and since I had two years of mechanical engineering classes in high school in the 80s, of course I was up to the task. But lo, and furthermore hark! My brother-in-law works at Baer, which is (literally) right up the street from us, and he loaned me one of their engineers. Then the fine folks at Cutting Edge Manufacturing here in Phoenix took those drawings and tuned them up a bit, and then BLASTED SHEETS OF STEEL WITH A 4000 WATT LASER! (This shit is so fucking cool, I don't even.)

The first article is pictured above. These things are so tough you could drive a tank over them. I don't know about the rest of the thing, but the chassis will definitely survive the holocaust. The guts are digital, of course, but feature true bypass (done with relays), assignable expression pedal destinations, and true stereo where appropriate. I think the non-Euro folks are gonna be very pleased with these, and as we get a WORKFLOW in place to build stand-alone products, you'll start to see some more sophisticated shit, in addition to our ever-expanding Euro line."

Roland JU-06 fits nicely on the Akai MPK61

Published on Oct 31, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Just a brief demo of how I've mounted my JU-06"

Ambika - Sequencer Fun

Published on Oct 31, 2015 SYNTHWAY

"Just messing around with Ambika's internal sequencer. I've done a (poor) acid jam just with the Ambika, no external gear or MIDI devices used.

The sequence itself is pretty simple, and so are the sounds. I'm using the performance page on Ambika to control the bassline cutoff, envelope and resonance, and volume for the other parts. Everything is simple, I just had a little fun with it.

I'm sorry that drum parts were not the best. I'm going to use it extensively with my Volca Bass and create something a little more complex and musical.

I hope you enjoy it...

More Ambika videos to come."

Playing with the Bitwig 1.3 Demo

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Chris Beckstrom

"A short track– learning how Bitwig works, having a great time modulating everything. You can create an unlimited number of modulator devices that can modulate practically anything! It's the closest thing to a modular synth I've seen in a DAW. And it's cross platform!

Love the sounds.. The filters can even self-oscillate! Sounds moderately convincing.

My Mac Air laptop chocked a bit trying to record my screen and audio, probably would have made more sense to do this on my more powerful linux machine."

Kick.S Live / Korg ELECTRIBE MX&xOxbOx&AcidlabMiami X946

Published on Oct 31, 2015 Kick.S

Acidlab Miami
electro harmonix memory boy
electro harmonix Cathedral"

Sunrise Vitality

Published on Oct 31, 2015 rezzy blips

"Early jam experimentation kp2 and tb3"

Casio HT-6000 (1987) 8 Voice Analog Hybrid Synthesizer

Published on Oct 30, 2015 Eyepatch Entertainment

"Shot on the Panasonic GH4 (VLOG-L) with the SLR Magic 2x anamorphot.

algorithmically generated midi sent to the Casio HT-6000 in split 4 DCO mode while manipulating modulation and other parameters. Delay provided by the Roland RSP-550."

Latronic Notron plus Streichfett & Roland Jupiter 8

Published on Mar 22, 2015 oldgearguy

"Latronic Notron sequencer driving a Waldorf StreichFett. Mostly showing the Notron basics. I'll try to upload some more targeted videos of the Notron doing the special things that it can do."

Latronic Notron plus Roland Jupiter 8 (w. Encore MIDI)

Published on Mar 24, 2015

"I was going to create a more detailed video showing some of the advanced/less well known Notron features. So I hooked it up to the JP-8, created a simple patch and began recording. I never got around to the advanced features. I loved the tones so much I just mostly let it roll.

Slight apologies for the sudden filter jumps - I forgot that I had the LFO set to sawtooth instead of a smoother sine."

Proof of concept - latching the Linnstrument arpeggiator

Published on Mar 25, 2015 oldgearguy

"Made some code modifications to try and latch the arpeggiator. Still in a rough state, but it seems like there is a path to success."

Linnstrument controlling an Octatrack (TR-8 sample) | (PPG sample)

Published on Mar 21, 2015 oldgearguy

"Linnstrument driving an Elektron Octatrack. Sample is a loop I created on a Roland TR-8. No external effects/processing. Raw sample+OT only. Initial exploration of MIDI CCs controlling Octatrack parameters. A compact Nurse With Wound kind of thing maybe. If you're looking for pretty melodies or subtle and expressive use of the Linnstrument, I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere. Watch your ears/speakers."

Linnstrument controlling an Octatrack (PPG sample)

Published on Mar 21, 2015

"Linnstrument driving an Elektron Octatrack. Sample is from a patch I created on a PPG. No external effects/processing. Raw sample+OT only. More explorations of MIDI CCs controlling Octatrack parameters. Note the beautiful clock noise in the PPG sound, especially obvious in the lower frequencies. For some reason Waldorf filtered/designed that out of their gear. Makes me sad. Watch your ears/speakers."

Bully stuff w/ Moog Minitaur

Published on Feb 12, 2015 josker

"A track quickly put together while in awe of the Minitaur. First some higher leads w/ a Strymon El Capistan, then some bass, finally run through a Strymon Deco.

Hope it gives some ideas on how the Minitaur could be used. Sorry for the terrible video quality."

Monomachine, Octatrack, El Capistan techno demo - SCO

Published on Aug 17, 2014 josker

"One of the first arrangements with the Monomachine in the house. A four-to-the-floor affair, which is fairly rare for me.

It's not polished, but gives a nice demo of what to expect from the two machines.

Octatrack handles all percussion, and a few mangled samples (a pad and a pitched-down vocal sample.

The Monomachine handles all melodies, and is routed to a Thru machine in Octatrack, complete with compression.

The El Capistan does some slight effecting during the whole song, gets center stage in the end.

Recorded with Ableton live, with some compression, EQ’ing and limiting.

The Elektron machines go together so well, it's ridiculous what you can do with the two."

premonitions – Monomachine, Octatrack, Qunexus

Published on Sep 14, 2014

"Original song. I think it's a fairly nice demonstration of the lusher sides of the Monomachine.

The Monomachine handles all of the synth sounds, the OT acts as a drum machine (well, there's one electric piano sample playing a small riff around the three minute mark)."

Melodic Techno: Elektron Octatrack Sequencing Analog Four

Published on Oct 30, 2015 DesertFishHQ

"Featuring co-star @ Hazim K \O/

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A random flurry of notes being sent from the Octatrack to the A4, while the PGH Modular is sequenced by the Dark time.

Kick is from the Analog Rytm, percussions coming from MFB Tanzbar and OT. Modular connected to Strymon BigSky and Timeline in feedback mode.

Juno-60 and MS20 mini routed to the inputs of the OT. All instruments going to the Midas desk.


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