MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Modular Explorations

Uploaded on Nov 8, 2015 matrixsynth

Set to HD for best quality. Listen on good monitors or headphones and turn it up.

Just lying in bed with my modular on top of me. You never know when you might get inspired...
Setting up the modular noise machine for sleep.

1. Two oscillator drone on the Mattson Mini Modular
2. Evaton Technologies RF Nomad modulated by Subcon M32
3. Quasimidi Polymorph Hi-hats
4. TR-909 bass drum
5. Malekko Oscillator II, Anti-Oscillator & Noisering
6. All through the Mattson filter & looping envelope
7. Reverb & phaser

Feel free to sample, use and abuse anything in this video.

Roland Juno-60 Synthesizer with Original Box

via this auction

EMS Synthi VCS3

via this auction

"this is an ems vcs3 putney MK1. it is an early one cream color panel which has the best sound. it is the best sounding vacs i had and it is in amazing condition..."

Evaton Technologies Announces the "RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition" 5U Synth Module

via Evaton Technologies:

"About a year ago, Atomic Shadow (Rod Mitchell) contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in doing a 5U version of the RF Nomad voltage-controlled shortwave receiver module. He then pointed me to his music, and I was blown away. The RF Nomad would be a perfect fit, and so a single one-off prototype of the RF Nomad was hand-made into a 5U format, and christened "RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition."

That module now resides in the Command Center, and is part of Atomic Shadow's secret lair.

( RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition, operated by its namesake, in the Command Center. )

The RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition (RFN:ASE) is going to be made into a short production run, the number of which is to be determined by interest expressed on the Evaton Technologies 5U signup form. If you are interested in purchasing the RFN:ASE when it becomes available, or you know someone who might be interested, please have them sign up.

Current Status
At present, several things are under development - An adapter board is being designed to allow a Eurorack version of the RF Nomad printed circuit board to be used in 5U format. This will be a high quality PCB with both Dot Com and MOTM power connectors available, and circuitry to correct the voltage levels as required by the Eurorack circuit. (This is how the original prototype was made, and has been in service at Atomic Shadow's Command Center for the past year.)

Also, a mechanical dimensioned drawing of the faceplate is underway, to be fabricated using the popular Metalphoto™ process. Artwork will be very similar to that shown in the attached photo of the prototype, and will include the "Atomic Shadow Edition" logo at the top of the panel!

The original prototype RFN:ASE used genuine vintage 1970's knobs. While I have located a possible source for those exact knobs, the lead times are horrible. I have found some similar knobs which are readily available and are also quite attractive.

Here is that similar knob, shown installed on a Q109, for scale:

A test bench is needed in order to perform final QA testing on the RFN:ASE, and so this little beauty was constructed this weekend. Note the empty slot, reserved for the RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow Edition!

Availability and Pricing
The RF Nomad: Atomic Shadow is expected to be available this winter. Pricing is yet TBD, but as a ballpark, probably around $250-275, depending on final costs.

In addition to the module, a length of antenna coax cable will be included, and a small, but high quality receiving antenna. The antenna connection will be made via a standard SO-239 socket on the front of the module, which means that the RFN:ASE will be compatible with commerically-available shortwave / ham radio receiving antennas and accessories."

Update: RF Nomad Testing 1,2,3... by Atomic Shadow:

"This track was composed entirely from sounds generated by the RF Nomad module from Evaton Technologies. EQ, reverb and delay were added during mixing. The RF Nomad is a voltage controlled shortwave radio module. The tuning frequency can be swept with an LFO or other voltage sources to produce unique textures. Many thanks to Russ Hoffman for agreeing to produce this (so far), one of a kind, MU sized version."
previously posted here.

EML Electrocomp 101 Synthesizer SN 431

via this auction


Published on Nov 8, 2015 Ruslan Jabrayilov

"Featuring DM1, Fugue Machine and Korg Nanokontrol 2. Piano and pads are coming from Ableton. Fugue machine is sending MIDI to Ableton via wireless network. For better audio, please visit my Soundcloud page"

DM1 - The Drum Machine - Fingerlab
Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

Altair 231 demo tracks

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Guseyn G

"The entire EP was recorded exclusively with Altair 231 including drums and percussion.
Altair 231 is a direct Soviet copy of the original Minimoog Model D first revision. It is known to be more stable than the original Mini.

Altavox - Mooncheese EP
1 - Module 110
2 - Lunokhod 147
3 - 9.8 m/s (2)
4 - 6.022*10 (23)
5 - Altered signal

In case anyone is interested I am currently selling this exact Altair which was used for recording this EP and which is on the cover.
It comes fully maintained with the midi mod for controlling VCF via DAW/sequencer and most of the original knobs have been replaced with a more smooth moog type ones which allow for a much better control than the original ones."

Super Mario Land - Level 2-1 (Nintendo Music) - Novation Bass Station 2

Published on Nov 8, 2015 MrCaliforniaD

"Novation Bass Station 2 polyphony using Notelogic from

All sounds were made on the Bass Station 2."


Super Mario Bros 2 - Character Select (Nintendo Music) - Novation Bass Station 2

Published on Nov 8, 2015

"Novation Bass Station 2 polyphony using Notelogic from"

Roland JP-6 through t.c. electronic Nova Delay

Published on Nov 8, 2015 SynthMania

"Quick demo - Roland JP-6 through t.c. electronic Nova Delay"

Modular Techno Session - Soulier Live Nov 8 2015

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Ryan Hall

"Free download of this performance here:"

Marc Melià - Cloud Song (Music For Prophet 08)

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Marc Melià

"Recorded at l'Abbaye de Forest in Brussels, May 2015. The song is part of the music I have been composing and performing exclusively with the synthesizer Prophet 08.

Concept & Editing: Marc Melià
Lighting and Set design: Meri Ekola
Camera Operators: Louise Baduel & Tanja Frinta"

eowave seq bug diy sequencer demo

Published on Nov 8, 2015 thenormanconquest

"not a very thorough demo, but just showing her off."

severence // epoch modular twinpeak example II

Published on Nov 8, 2015 severence

"using the trigger outputs from alm/busy circuits "pamela's workout" to ping the epoch modular twinpeak

cv modulation from the modcan quad lfo & steady state fate ultra-random analog

direct recording // no effects"

Synthesizers com Studio-88 - another demo

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Bruno Ender Lee

"recorded on two stereo-tracks, November 8. 2015"

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37 Key Synthesizer Mint

via this auction

Audiothingies P6 Analog Modelling Synth

via this auction

Roland TR-808 SN 114263

via this auction

Korg Prophecy Synthesizer

via this auction

Future Retro 777 Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Synthesizer with Nova Mods

via this auction

"Includes original case, handle, and non-original power supply. Excellent Condition."

Waldorf Q Synthesizer + Hard Shell Case + Memory Card

via this auction

ARP SOLUS Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Arp Solus in very good condition. Normal wear and tear, but exceptionally clean for a unit that is 35 years old. I am the original purchaser of this unit. It was serviced last year by a nationally recognized vintage synth tech. The unit has been updated to the last factory spec released for the Solus model. All functions are working at full factory spec, although the CV, Trig, and Gate I/O has not been tested by me personally. Sliders all working, although several can be somewhat stiff until they have been worked in for a bit. All keys respond as new. Like most analog synths it takes a few minutes to warm up. Much, if not all of the original documentation is included with the unit, operation manual, tablet to record patches, Arp users list, and list of Arp representatives in the US.

Specs: The Solus is a 2 VCO, monophonic analog synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note (C-C) keyboard. It, like most ARP synths, features mostly sliders instead of knobs. It was built into a flight-case, with all of its inputs and outputs on the inside of the case lid.
Both VCO's feature a slider selecting variable waveforms from sawtooth to pulse, as well as a slider controlling pulse-width and the amount of pulse-width modulation. VCO2 is syncable to VCO1 and can be detuned. The pulse-width can be modulated by the LFO or the ADSR. The VCF (four-pole, lowpass filter) has controls for frequency, resonance, as well as three sliders controlling modulation amount from the keyboard, the LFO, and the ADSR. It also features a digital ring-modulator and a pitch-bend knob. The back panel features interfaces (in and out) for CV, Gate, and Trig. Also in the top panel is a footpedal input and External Audio input, as well as high and low outputs.

There is a small piece of reflective tape marking the correct output for the road crew. I thought it best not to remove it after all these years. You will not find a sweeter, more complete and original Solus than this unit. It’s a great unit but needs a new home with someone that has the time to play and appreciate it."

Analogue Solutions Station-X: Small Modular Synth (Cased Version) - MINT

via this auction

Creamware Minimax ASB Synthesizer with Custom Keyboard Controller

via this auction

"Acquired from a notable Hollywood composer's personal collection!

The custom keyboard controller can also power the Minimax rendering the need for only one standard power cord!

The original power adapter for the Minimax is also included!

With the help of Sonic Core I was able to update the firmware to the latest and last OS!

Both the Minimax and the custom wooden midi controller are in great shape and have normal wear and tear!"

Korgistra (Korg Electribe live jam)

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Stephen Cain

"5 Korg Electribes
EM! (X2)
no effects
video and audio are not in synch, cared more for sound quality than perfect record, and my video gear is crap."

late night synth jam

Published on Nov 8, 2015 verstaerker

"jamming around late at night with Sonic Potions LXR , Roland Tr-8, Macbeth Elements and M3x"

Monotribe = Nanoloop CV Style Sync Cables

Published on May 3, 2015 evadum

"As of version 1.7.2 and 2.7.5, nanoloop supports CV sync with analog gear like Korg's Monotribe and the Volca series through a simple wire connection
Plug the cable between the sync out and the gameboys link port.

You can get a cable here:


Korg Monotribe/ Volca Sync Gameboy DMG01 Cable (For Nanoloop/ LSDJ)

Published on Nov 6, 2015

"Monotribe/ Volca sync = Nanoloop/ LSDJ (Gameboy DMG01) Kabel.
Mit dem Kabel verbindet man den Sync Out Ausgang des Korg Monotribe/ Volca mit dem Gamelinkport des Gameboy Classics um Nanoloop oder LSDJ zu syncen.

With the cable you can connect the Sync Out output of the Korg Monotribe/ Volca with the Gamelink Port of the Gameboy Classic in order to synchronize Nanoloop or LSDJ.

Kompatibel mit nanoloop 1.7.2+ und 2.7.5+ UND LSDJ 1.73

Compatible with Nanoloop 1.7.2+ and 2.7.5+ and LSDJ 1.73"

Analog Rytm sequenced by weather data

Analog Rytm sequenced by weather data from martinguder on Vimeo.

"Sequencing the Elektron Analog Rytm with MIDI notes based on weather data from an Android phone."

Sound of Eurorack modular synthesizer system

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Petri Kauppi

"Live take with Eurorack modular synthesizer system.

Main modules:

Pittsburgh Modular 10.1+
Pittsburgh Modular SYNTHESIZER BOX
Pittsburgh Modular Mix Mult (Mk. II)
Pittsburgh Modular MIDI 3
Pittsburgh Modular Outs (Mk. II)
Doepfer A-143-3 Quad LFO
Dave Smith Modular DSM01 Curtis Filter Resonant Low-Pass Filter
Doepfer A-132-1 Dual linear VCA
Doepfer A-140 ADSR Envelope Generator
Doepfer A-138u Dual Micro Mixer (2x3)
Doepfer A-160 Clock Divider with A-161 stepseq
Doepfer A-124 Wasp 12db/oct Multimode Filter
Doepfer A-110-2 Basic VCO
Doepfer A-118 Noise and Random Voltage
Waldorf NW-1 Wavetable module
Turing Machine Random Sequencer"

severence // epoch modular twinpeak example I

Published on Nov 8, 2015 severence

"basic patch example processing sawtooth waves through the final production version of the epoch modular twinpeak
// direct recording // no effects

sawtooth waves from wmd synchrodyne + expand

cv modulation from modcan quad lfo and toppobrillo quantimator

more information on this 12db voltage controlled filter designed by rob hordijk:"

BURG Live @ SynthFest KL 2015-11-08, Studio 453

Published on Nov 8, 2015 ollilaboratories

"Jam Live session at the great synthfest that took place this weekend in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Loads of syntheads and gear maniacs gathered for fun times, plus some geeky music live sessions :)

The track is very laid back, working around just one chord.. I stumbled a couple of times on this set due to minimal preparation and no rehearsals (plus some really crappy playing at times).. but still it was great fun, hope you can enjoy it!

Gear used, Roland AIRA System-1, TB-3, TR-8, elektron analog 4, volca bass, volca keys, volca sample, nord lead A1, roland boutique JX03.

FX, strymon timeline, korg kaoss pad, zoom ms-70 cdr, jomox t-resonator, mooer reecho


GeoSynths Ep2 - Strymon DECO Pedal on Synthesizers.

Published on Nov 8, 2015 GEOSynths

"Here I use the Strymon DECO Pedal on a Moog Voyager mainly, but also on a Roland JUNO 6 and MFB Dominion 1. The DECO is one of my favourite pedals as it can produce a number of fx including, Saturation, Tape Compression, Chorus, Flanger and Delay."

Ep1 here.

MicroKorg Sound Editing

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Jacques Mongrel

"Making a pad sound from scratch on the MicroKorg."

Modular Madness of Science II

Published on Nov 8, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"The post-session (audio only - but wow)
Box 22 portable MU modular system."

First session with video previously posted here.

Dreadbox HADES Bass Synthesizer Demo

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Dreadbox

"A demonstration of the Hades Bass Synthesizer by Dreadbox"

analog techno impro 01 / perfourmer+xbase+cirklon

Published on Nov 8, 2015 dresseduplunch

"A completely improvised 'freestyle' techno session without any preplanned parts, so everything is done "on the fly". Not sure if people are interested in this, but if so I could see this become a more or less regular thing :)

Drums: Jomox xbase 888
Synth: Vermona perfourmer MK2
Synth Effects: Moog delay MF104M, jomox t-resonator
Mixer: Mackie 1402-VLZ3
Sequencer: Sequentix Cirklon"

Modified Minimoog and moogerfooger CP-251 (TEST)

Published on Nov 8, 2015 Analog Blaster

"Modified Moog Minimoog (add LFO, DC, osc sync, contour sweep and clear color wheel) and moogerfooger CP-251 (authentic autographed by Bob Moog)
Recorded W/ Roland SDE-2000 and Lexicon Plate Reverb"

MONOLITH makes a driving track

Published on Nov 7, 2015 manmade madman

"All sounds are 100% Monolith."

VOLTLIFE: Making a soundtrack for data visualisation

Published on Nov 7, 2015 voltlife

"A tutorial and making-of video, describing how I used Eurorack modules to create a soundtrack for an animated data visualisation. The rhythm and timbre of the music follow the ebb and flow of traffic across Christchurch, New Zealand."

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