MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday, November 09, 2015

Pro 2 + Voyager + MicroBrute + H9 + Animoog + Borderlands

Published on Nov 9, 2015 experimentalsynth

"I was having such a great time playing around with the setup shown in this video that I decided to record it, if for no other reason than to document it for myself. The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is at the heart of this system, creating an ambient bell-ish arpeggio, and also syncing all the tempos through MIDI and clock-synced LFO Control Voltages. Because of this all the filter modulations, arpeggios and echoes are easily synced to the master clock.

The Moog Voyager/H9 combination proved nicely lush and the MicroBrute’s healthy CV capabilities (for a synth its size and price) made a lot of fun things possible.

Even when the Pro 2 is just arpeggiating, its dual position and pressure sensitive ribbons make it easy to tweak sounds. The Animmoog and Borderlands apps were handy for filling in a few textural cracks.

Learn more at"

Animodule M1xXOR Details

We saw the videos and teaser pic. We now have full details in via Animodule:

"Born in the Bowels of the Darkest Depths of the Darkest Realms of Darkest Darkness;
The M1xXOR is the Bastard Progeny of an Unholy Union between the V9a, VCSS, XXX_OR, and MixMan.
This Bestial Abomination will Command your Devotion and Fulfill your Deepest, Darkest Desires for Rhythmic and Harmonic Domination and Devastation!

How It Works:
-Signal goes in to Channel Input (it's DC connected so you can use Audio OR CV).
-Signal is attenuated via Channel Attenuator.
-Signal is allowed to pass through to Individual Channel Output AND Mixer Output IF Gate Input is High OR Switch is depressed.

-Clock Pulse High in to Clock Input Moves Sequence forward 1 Step.
-The Channel that the step is On will be open*
-CV can be used to control the Sequencer via the CV Input.
-There is a resolution of 5 steps (4 channels and a 0 step allowing for all channels to be cleared from the Sequencer).
-There is an attenuator and offset to help properly scale and position your CV Input.
-CV Input is expecting 0V to +5V, but with the Attenuator and Offset will easily work with -/+5V.
-Clock and CV maybe used in tandem resulting in some mind melting rhythms!
-In that case the Clock will step forward 1 step from it's current position (unless it's on step 4 in which case it will roll over to step 1)
-The Clock used in conjunction with the CV will bitshift the sequence to the left, incrementing the static position of the step counter by 1 (wrapping around to step 1 after step 4).
-Fer' Instance, 2 Clock counts and CV is on 0. Step will be on Channel 2
-Gate High in to Reset will reset Clock counter to step 1 OR if Clock Input is being used in conjunction with the CV Input the reset will clear the Clock Counter and return the step to where the CV indicates it should be without any BitShifting

*Gate Input / Switches in conjunction with Sequencer:
-The Sequencer and the Gate Input / Switches combine in a XOR gate. If one is High and the other is not, that channel will be open. If BOTH are High, that channel will be closed.

Despite the lengthy description, the M1xXOR is very intuitive (and unbelievably Fun!) to use.
Each Channel (and the Mixer) May be used independently of the Sequencer.
So if you're not in the mood for Rhythmic Insanity You still have a gateable 4 Channel DC-Coupled Mixer AND/OR 4 independent and gateable channels of Attenuation.
You will NEVER just have it filling space in your cabinet.
You will find a use for it in EVERY patch!

All this in 8HP with a depth of 33mm (from rear of Front Panel).

The M1xXOR is the Dark Lord of Rhythmic Obliteration Temporally Transmogrified to this Earthly Plane!
Better Get One (at least!) today before your music is DOOMED to Blandness and Pusillanimity!"

Guitar Pedals with a Synthesizer - minimal techno

Published on Nov 9, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Using the Red Panda Particle and Strymon Blue Sky pedals I demonstrate how with just two arpeggiated notes via the Arturia Minibrute you can come up with some pretty cool sounds with the slightest tweaks making a nice minimal techno sound similar to old school artists like Basic Channel. Example link:"

Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum Eurorack Module with Original Packaging

via this auction

Cool artwork!

1986 E&MM EMS VCS3 Review - The Time Machine by Annabel Scott

via noyzelab where you'll find the rest.

New Doepfer a124 Wasp Filter Demo

Published on Nov 9, 2015 opsysbug

"Wasp in yellow with some MI Grids and AS rs95e"

Obscura MIDI 8-bit Chiptune Synth / Arduino serial monitor mode

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Arcano Systems

"This is a brief demo of how to use the Obscura 8-bit synth's serial monitor mode. The Kickstarter campaign ends December 4, 2015. Back the Kickstarter campaign to receive an Obscura synth before it's too late. Campaign page:"

Korg Volca Sample - mario sunshine

Published on Nov 9, 2015 bananepoep

"I've downloaded this wonderful volca sample set from TripResort you can find it Here -
just to make a short jam and test out my new camera setup wich i needs to do some work on with lighting better green screen and and....... well it's cool for this first try i think enjoy!"

Novation Circuit - Dark Theme

Published on Nov 9, 2015 KlaatuNinja

Generative Woggle Wiard 300

Published on Nov 9, 2015 DavidH

"sorry for the dark picture :( (and for the rabbit :) )
I just cut 10 seconds too early because the woggle bug offered an even more fantastic generative conclusion you will never hear. After I pressed the stop button there was a short silence, then a bass sound came slowly and it just slows down the tempo more and more and makes bigs basses pads sounds and all stops ; that lovely bugger !"

Moog MG-1 Analog Explorations 2015 Realistic Concertmate MG1 Synthesizer

Published on Nov 9, 2015 SynthgodXXX

"Hear some NEW & FANTASTIC Ambient Chill Synthesizer Music!!!

MOOG MG-1 Analog Explorations
2015 Realistic Concertmate MG1
by Rik Marston
100% ZERO talking!! Hell Yes!!!!

This is the MG-1, the Moog everyone loves.
It is really cool. it looks GREAT, too!

Classic Leads, Basses, SFX, S&H, Modulation & more!

This synth kicks the hell out of a lot of the newer budget
analog monosynths. Get one if you can! I love it!!!
This MG-1 is in great shape & this video demo shows
off some of the more characteristic "Classic Moog Sounds"
that makes Moog gear so warm, PHAT, mean, sweet & charming.
It really can kick out some DEEP LOWS so watch your speaker volume levels boys & girls!!

I am not trying to show off my playing skills,
just letting the YouTube Universe see this model in action.
Recorded into Ableton Live 7 with no EFX!"

Buchla music Easel - Program card test 2a

Published on Nov 9, 2015 DJjondent

"The circuit I have breadboarded is a very simple comparator.
I'm still tweaking it as it's not behaving exactly as i'd like.
But I did like the sounds coming from the easel so I thought i'd upload."

Jean-Michel Jarre on the evolution of music technology

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Native Instruments

"In this exclusive video, discover the evolution of electronic music technology with a true pioneer – Jean-Michel Jarre. More on this feature at:

Watch Jean-Michel discuss how his unique artistic journey mirrors the development of music technology, from the early machines like the seminal EMS VCS 3 up to RAZOR and MONARK.

Find out how over 40 years of synth history informed his new album – Electronica, and hear a legend share his thoughts on technology’s future.


Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Tangerine Dream - "Zero Gravity"
Jean-Michel Jarre - "Oxygène Part 6”
Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Boys Noize - "The Time Machine"
Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Vince Clark - ”Automatic”
Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Air - "Close Your Eyes"

All music used with the kind permission of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment.

Pictures used with the kind permission of the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA) and Aero Productions."

Jean-Michel Jarre on the evolution of music technology: Part 2

Published on Feb 25, 2016

"In part 2 of this exclusive video, Jean-Michel Jarre talks about his use of sampling and delays over the years, and how he keeps music making fun."

Roland Boutique JU-06 Sonic LAB Review

Published on Nov 9, 2015 sonicstate

"Roland's new Boutique range aims to emulate some classic poly synths, with the JU-06 the Juno 106 - how did they do?"

Rebel Technology OpenSoundModule

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Rebel Technology

"Using the OpenSoundModule with TouchOSC and Lemur.
The OpenSoundModule is a WiFi OSC to CV /Gate interface for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
See for details."

"The Open Sound Module is a WiFi connectivity module. It sets up a wireless network connection directly with your modular synthesizer. The OSM has two CV inputs and two CV outputs, along with two trigger inputs and outputs, for bi-directional wireless communication.

Use the OSM to connect your modular synthesizer to your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, local network or the mighty internet. Use two OSMs to connect together two racks, whether they are in the same room, or even the same continent. Use many to make the biggest modular synthesizer in the world!

The OSM communicates using the OSC protocol. It can connect to your local WiFi network or set up its own access point. The Open Sound Module embeds a small web server, enabling you to control and configure the device with a browser."

Kawai K3 Digital Analog Hybrid Synth with SSM Filters

via this auction

Moog Minimoog MODEL D SN 7648

via this auction

"Moon music inc Minimoog
Model D
Serial no: 7648
Great condition
Located at 'The Village' recording studio in Santa Monica CA"

BLUE-II (November 2015 update new presets)

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Rob Papen

"Soon we have an update version of BLUE-II with some new patches and improved preset saving!
First preset in video shows how great BLUE-II is for pads! Also a few of the new brilliant JoMal presets are played.
Stay tuned for this update which you can download very soon.(most likely next week)."

Wolfgang Palm Introduces PPG Phonem Plugin

via Wolfgang Palm

"PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way. Anything from a quiet whisper to a scream. Use the intuitive text to speech tool to make phonem say whatever you want.
Although the PPG Phonem was originally designed to do just vocal synthesis, it turned out that the system is also capable of producing a wide range of universal synthsizer sounds. So we extended the parameter ranges and made everything accessible to the user, to take advantage of this fact.

'The human voice is a very complex system, which can produce a wide range of sounds. It is however restricted by natural physical dimensions. Phonem does not impose limits, letting you create all the filter configurations and sweeps you could only ever have dreamed of.' - Wolfgang Palm

The heart of the system is a multi resonator filter with 12 individual resonators which can produce vocal sounds as well as all kinds of filter sweeps and effects. This is combined with a very flexible excitation source which can work as a simulation for the human vocal source (the glottis) but also use wavetables and time-corrected-samples (TCS) to drive the filter.

The user can dig into every detail of a synthesized utterance, right down to the individual phonemes. Each phoneme can be adjusted to meet the voice of an individual character or a dialect. Additional there is a pitch-track and a control-track which makes the voice sing with phrasing and expression. A little inspiration and imagination allows the user to create whatever they wish.

PPG Phonem comes with a modulation matrix - allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters. In this way the vocals or sound effects can be modified rhythmically using LFOs, envelopes or two X/Y control pads. All these modifications can of cause be recorded into the controlling DAW.

For speech or vocal synthesis a versatile excitation generator is provided. But we did not leave it at that and added a wavetable and TCS system, which adds a new dimension to the sound palette. Wavetables can be imported from WaveGenerator or created and edited, TCS can be imported and modified from WaveMapper 2.

Phonem comes already with more than 100 resources and a huge number of presets made by our sounddesigner team. The browser page allows you to list and sort your sounds. Besides that you can exchange single presets with another bank of sounds.

Key Features
Create your own singing style
Create your own expressions
Large Phoneme inventory - 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
Pitch track - let your robots sing
Control track - let it cry and shout
Song mode - making it easy to compose your synthesized text
Wave page - create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
All internal parameters available to the user - give your voices a special dialect or individual character
Versatile matrix system - allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
Fully programmable resonator filter - allowing production of new sound effects
Delay/Reverb effect
Overdrive/Distortion effect
Directly accessible context help for each module
Freely configurable schematic keypad, with extremely expressive modulation options
Ribbon controller to bend the pitch to variable intervals
5 Keyboard Modes including mono, legato and voice-per-channel.
Import WTS and TCS files from WaveGenerator or WaveMapper 2
Mac: VST And AU 64 and 32bit
Windows: VST 64 and 32bit
PPG protection system used, no dongle or iLok is necessary.
Release Date and Price
Release date: November 18th
Price: 119 €"

iConnectivity Releases iConfig for AUDIO for iPad

iTunes: iConfig for AUDIO - iConnectivity

"iConnectivity iConfig for AUDIO is a companion app to iConnectivity's audio interfaces. iConnectivity iConfig for AUDIO provides access to the highly flexible MIDI and AUDIO features of the iConnectivity Audio interfaces connected to your system.

Note: There is a known issue with iPad Air2 which is being investigated. Unfortunately the app will not function properly with iPad Air2."

Previously you had to use your PC to configure the iConnectAUDIO4+.

Tubbutec SH-1oh1 introduction and demo - midi retrofit and feature extension for Roland SH-101

Published on Nov 9, 2015 tubbutec

"SH-1oh1 – Midi retrofit and feature extension for Roland SH-101

SH-1oh1 midi controller by Stereoping:

Main features:

Midi in- and output. Can output key presses, arpeggiator and sequencer.

Additional Accent Envelope: Programmable accent for volume and filter with adjustable decay.

Additional filter LFO A triangular LFO with the high range of 0.2Hz — 8kHz can modulate the filter

Additional ADSR for filter: Completely independent envelope with adjustable parameters

Improved Sequencer:now has 32 sequences with 120 Steps each
Song mode: Sequences can be chained to create a “Song” and programmed live

More sequencer and arp modes: Forward, backward, random, ping-pong,..

A lot of midi controllable parameters, velocity can be mapped to 9 different targets including accents, filter and 2nd ADSR

Midi filter, pitch bend, arp and s/h-lfo control

Clock dividers for internal arp clock and trigger including din-sync compatible divider

Settings via an internal configuration menu or external midi controller.

Extra features accessible using the existing SH-101 controls

Comes with sticker overlays and all necessary parts

Easy to install in any SH-101 and compatible with analogue mods"

La MONOPHONIQUE - SYMPHONY for Cwejman QMMF4 and three oscillators

Published on Nov 9, 2015 LESINDES

"a SYMPHONY for 1 CWEJYMAN filter and 3 VCOs an an extraordinary FX unit the EVENTIDE ECLIPSE."

Paul Hartnoll, Orbital on the latest KORG Electribe

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Korg

"Paul Hartnoll was one half of electronic dance act Orbital who had huge success both critically and commercially.
Orbital owned the 90’s dance scene but it was their headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival on 25 June 1994 that brought them most attention. Q magazine classed it as one of the top 50 gigs of all time, and in 2002 included Orbital in their list of "50 Bands to See Before You Die". In this video we visit Paul at his Brighton studio where he is busy working on some solo projects with the latest Korg Electribe (EMX2) ."

06 The Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12: Sync

Published on Nov 9, 2015 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sync functionality on the Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12.

Support Automatic Gainsay!"

All parts here.

Audio Damage Odio and IOS Apps: Ep3 - VirSyn Tap Delay

Published on Nov 9, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is the third video about Audio Damage Eurorack Module Odio and IOS Stuff. In this video, I connected my iPad with VirSyn Tap Delay App to the Audio Damage Odio Module. I want to show you how easy IOS Effects integrates into EuroRack Modular Synthesizers.

Odio is a 2-in 2-out USB audio interface that runs at modular audio levels, designed primarily for use with iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Easily integrate iPad effects and instruments in to your modular rig for live performance or sketchpad recording, or use a Microsoft Surface Pro or netbook and a simple host to use VST plug-in effects as inserts in your modular."

iTunes: Tap Delay - VirSyn

Make Noise #015 (Fxdf + RxMx)

Published on Nov 9, 2015 thisisprisma

"Lovely filter sweeps"

MONOLITH makes Muzak

Published on Nov 9, 2015 manmade madman

"This is what happens when a little Muzak comes out."

Love it when the saturation comes in at 3:23 and 5:15. Pic for reference:

Buchla Easel - Krell patch figure 21

Published on Nov 9, 2015 DJjondent

"The Music Easel is set on 'both' mode - reading from the card but still allowing input via keyboard etc. So quite a tweakable little patch."

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