MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

KORG EPS-1 Analog Piano & Strings "Lazy Evening"

Published on Nov 25, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all sounds: KORG EPS-1 Analog Piano & Strings (1983)
drums: KORG KR-55B (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound home:"

KORG POLY-800 Polyphonic Analog Synth SN 021429 with Original Box & Cassette

via this auction



Moog Black Friday Sale

Receive 10% off all Moog clothing, merch, and accessories using the promo code TURKEYMOOG10 at checkout. Discount available on

20% off the following select Moog instruments: Minimoog Voyager XL, Werkstatt-01, Theremini & Minifoogers. Discount only available at participating U.S. Moog Dealers

iOS price drops for Animoog & Filtatron apps in the Appstore

The Black Friday Sale ends Midnight EST on Monday, Nov. 30th"

Europa demo

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Joel Braverman

"Europa driving: two Seiko ds-250, two Kawai k5, two k3, jd800, Cz-1, and Pearl DRX1 (analog triggers)"

MIDEX + Atari ST MIDI Expander

via this auction

Add 4 MIDI outputs and 2 MIDI inputs to your Atari ST for rock solid MIDI sequencing.
Including Cubase Version 3 manual and a Cubase Cartridge."

Vagabond Prototype First Wiggle

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Randy Piscione

"One of the people who attended the Toronto Sound Festival brought a prototype of a synth he had developed called the Vagabond. It is all analog, very small form factor and has some interesting features. He loaned it to me for a few days to see what I thought of it and I told him I would gladly buy the prototype. I hope he continues with its development."

Pro 2 + Patterning + Sub 37 + H9 :: Scenes From A Sequence

Published on Nov 25, 2015 experimentalsynth

"Fun with Patterning...[iTunes] and a few other things...

A Dave Smith Instruments (Sequential Circuits) Pro 2, Olympia Noise Company Patterning app, a Moog Sub 37 and an Eventide H9 make a great, relatively compact performance setup. This is just a small example of some of the places you can go with it.

The Pro 2 is the heart of the system. 41 modulation slots (busses), a 16 track sequencer and massive CV capabilities give it the power to extensively control itself, and other gear.

Everything is clock-synced. The Sub 37’s filter is modulated by a CV step sequence from the Pro 2. This is synced to, but independent of the track that sequences the Pro 2’s internal sound engine.

The Eventide H9 is clocked the same, and does some nice magic when it picks up sharp filter events from the Sub 37 audio.

Learn more at"

MeMe Antenna Black Friday Sale

"BlackFriday StorewideSale 11/27-11/30 ALL20%OFF"

AniModule M1xXOR Hard Slide

Published on Nov 25, 2015 JRock17991's channel

"A gnarly little M1xXOR Patch. It is used to Mix, Gate, Switch and Sequence CVs from 4 AnVilopes to 2 separate Lil' Monster VCOs via the Mix Out to 1 and the Individual Channel Out to the other"

Black Wednesday Sale at CONTROL

10% off in store and online through 11/29 at Control.

EWI & AJH MiniMod - Bach Fugue no.16 in G minor

Published on Nov 25, 2015 DivKidMusic

"The long long long overdue EWI and modular video again with David Hogan playing the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument from Akai) with midi to CV coming from the Vermona qMI.

This is kept deliberately simple in terms of patching as I wanted to show off the quality of the AJH Minimod (video for the Oscillator here - [see this post] ) as a full voice. Which is totally AWESOME! Highly recommended not only for a great clone of a Minimoog Model D but just as a very solid and gorgeous sounding fully analogue synth voice."


Published on Nov 25, 2015 LESINDES

"Lovely Duet! Playing a user wavetable loaded into WALDORF EW-1 with KORG ELECTRIBE 2."

Dave Smith Mopho analogue synth sound programming 32 programs by REWO

Published on Nov 25, 2015 REWO_Channel

"A set of 32 sounds programmed on the Dave Smith Mopho Keyboard analogue synthesizer."

Tiptop Audio Announces Granular Effects and Time Fabric Pitch Cards for the Z-DSP

Grain de Folie

"Granular Synthesis uses small slices of sounds (‘grains’) to compose new sounds from existing material. By combining multiple grains of differing lengths, amplitude, pitch and speed new sound are created which are often very different from the original sound recorded in. Xenakis claims to have invented the technique and indeed his ‘Analogique A-B’ [see the embed below],composed of tiny tape splices of pure tones, is credited as the first piece of granular music bacon 1959.

In the context of the Z-DSP, a block of memory is set to hold digital samples for playback: the Z-DSP has one second of memory for the audio used in processing. From this audio buffer the grains will sample and modify smaller sections for playback. The number of grains in the process determine how dense the overall output sounds. these programs have 3, 4, or 6 grains for playback. Each grain plays from a random point in the audio buffer and have an independent envelope controlling their duration. The envelope time is the ‘grain size’ parameter in many of the programs.

The French phrase for the cartridge is “Grain de Folie” which could be translated as “seeds of madness”, but in French “grain” also translates to “grain”, and “madness” evokes the strange disassembling/reassembling granular process. Also, “avoid un grain de foil” is a typically French expression to describe people behaving in a non conventional way, thus a fitting play on words quite nicely describing the unpredictable nature of this set of algorithms."

Time Fabric

"“It fucks with the fabric of time!” Tony Visconti describing Pitch Shifting to Brian Eno and David Bowie in 1976. That not so subtle description does quite neatly sum up what the Pitch Shift programs on the ‘Time Fabric’ card do!

Pitch shifting in the Z-DSP uses a technique called ‘rotating tape head’ delay lines named after pioneering tape based experiments in Germany in the 1960s. The tape heads move at speeds independent of the tape playback path and two heads are crossfaded to make a continuous output capable of beautiful pitched delay effects, harmonization and smooth reverbs.

These pitch shifting algorithms are much like the earliest digital pitch shifters released. Sounds similar to the Eventide H910, AMS 15-80 (with Pitch board) and Publison DHM 89 can be achieved. These programs are intended more for pure effects rather than the complex multiple harmony lines later devices and plugins became known for producing. Chords from single VCOs can easily be made using the ‘Interval’ programs on the card though.

Using a Z3000 to clock the Z-DSP, complete chaos from the delay lines and pitch shifting emerges, creating great and unexpected new sounds. Modulations the stereo pair of analog VC-Feebacks animates the time and distance of the pitch shift opening up these algorithms for additional control from CV and audio signal alike."

Iannis Xenakis ‎– Analogique A et B

Published on Dec 2, 2014 Polyphonie X

"Format: 4 × CD, Compilation, Boxed Set Country: France
Released: 2011 Genre: Electronic, Classical Style:
Contemporary, Musique Concrete

Analogique A et B
Tape – Iannis Xenakis

Analogique A Et B: Recorded 1958/1959 GRM Paris. ℗ 1964 GRM under license to Classics & Jazz France, un label Universal Music France (label d'origine : Philips)
Composed By – Iannis Xenakis"

PatchLab #00 - Video with Modular

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Soundria.Com

"Welcome to our new series of videos, called 'Patch Lab'. We are going to publish small tutorials every week to exchange ideas for modular synth applications. Mostly. But for now...How you would NOT want to use an Arturia BeatStep Pro? Find it out in this video!"

DSP Synthesizers Black Friday Sale

DSP Synthesizers is having a sale!

"Time for Black Friday 27 Nov.

30% off on all chips from

Yes, that means the dsp-D8, dsp-L8, dsp-MP7 and the VCDM will be $25.

And the dsp-G1, DWS and dsp-D4 is only $15.

The dsp-TR16 is $45.

Buy at"

Korg Volca Sample - some lps & snd experiments

Published on Nov 25, 2015 bananepoep

"just testing out some loops and a lot of single sounds and raw audio with bad levels
this is not a real track just a test with mistakes still trying to make something cool my next video will be defenately with the volca sample twins and i will try to make a proper track enjoy the ride !"

Solton Programmer 24S Italo Disco Keyboard Synth with Extras

via this auction

"Cult analogue synth with digital 8-bit drum machine built-in (very Linn like) and fully programmable sequencer. It has a mono bass synth with 4 variations and decay, mono lead synth with adjustable filter, 'piano' chord synth, 'guitar' chord synth, polyphonic organ section and polyphonic string synth with chorus. It has stereo outputs, also outputs for the rhythm section and bass synth as well as individual outputs for each type of drum sound. There is an analogue clock output and it has midi. It comes with a set of bass pedals to control the Bass synth (not needed for normal keyboard use) It is very well built, all metal construction, made to last. Looks great too, it reminds me of a mini Jupiter 6.

The 24S has a built-in auto-accompaniment section with a wide range of preset patterns and sequences - the usual waltz, swing and bossanova etc, but also funk, rock and the amazing disco patterns! The sequencer is also fully programmable, so you are not restricted to the presets.

These synths use classic SSM and Curtis chips in the design and the keyboard sounds are very warm and organic.

This machine was originally designed as an accompaniment unit for cabaret performers and accordionists, but it was picked up by some Italian disco producers in the 80's and became a 'secret weapon'."

Plumbutter - Patch 002

Published on Nov 25, 2015 batchas

isms approach

isms approach from tehn on Vimeo.

Vince Clarke Music Introduces New IMAGINATOR VCX-378 Eurorack Module for the Holidays

Vince Clarke Circuits - The Imaginator (Demonstration Video) from erasureinfo on Vimeo.

"Vince Clarke is proud to announce the second in a series of Eurorack modules, the Imaginator.

'I wanted a practical writing tool that would generate musical patterns based on user controlled variables'

With an ingenious use of high-level algorithms and a calculating time of less than two seconds, The Imaginator will produce inspiring musical phrases well beyond the 12 days of Christmas."

Official press release & pics below.

Vince Clarke Circuits - The Imaginator (Overview & Set-Up Video) from erasureinfo on Vimeo.

Vince Clarke Circuits - The Imaginator (User Video Manual) from erasureinfo on Vimeo.

On the heels of Vince Clarke's first eurorack modules, we have the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 musical phrase generator.

"Vince Clarke lets his musical imagination run riot with new namesake Eurorack module

'I wanted a practical writing tool that would generate musical patterns based on user-controlled variables.'
- Vince Clarke, 2015

BROOKLYN, NY, USA: synth-pop pioneer Vince Clarke is proud to announce availability of the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 — the second product release in an ongoing series of creative and utilitarian modules for the ever-present Eurorack small-format modular system under the namesake Clarke company name, designed and built to exacting standards in close collaboration with British ‘boutique’ analogue synthesiser and accessory designer/manufacturer Analogue Solutions — as of November 24…

Musical imagination is a wonderful thing. Synthesisers and associated modern-day music technology can help make that happen in wonderful ways. With an amazing number of hit singles and chart-topping albums to his Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting name and an accompanying hard-earned and hard-working synthesiser collection to die for, synth-pop pioneer Vince Clarke clearly has it all in spades. So just imagine if you could call upon an amazingly musically inspirational device for assistance when seeking that defining elusive musical hook… well, you need not imagine anymore as the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 does just that, fresh from the imaginative musical mind of Vince Clarke! After all, sometimes serious songwriting synth-pop pioneers still need a helping hand (or Eurorack module): “I wanted a practical writing tool that would generate musical patterns based on user-controllable variables.”

Vince Clarke got what he wished for… the ingenious IMAGINATOR VCX-378 produces one-bar musical phrases based on either user-control of the Clarke company’s clever bespoke musical algorithm or a quasi-random solution. So anyone seeking to trigger their own musical imagination (and MIDI synthesisers) should simply add an IMAGINATOR VCX-378 to their Eurorack small-format modular system setup. The result? Almost unlimited combinations and permutations that will both inspire and amaze as it helps when searching for that defining elusive musical hook.

Housed in a 36 HP-width Eurorack module, the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 has a front facia-located one-octave ‘keyboard’ — with each ‘note’ having a push button and associated LED — alongside two Quantize sections, Octavize and Transpose sections, a Velocity treatment, plus internal (Sequencer) and external (Midi/Clock) clocking, as well as a full MIDI interface.

In most cases, users will want to sync to their sequencing software by sending the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 a MIDI note clock. This can be downloaded from the Clarke company website. The IMAGINATOR VCX-378 then references these notes and uses this information to clock the musical patterns it produces. With everything correctly connected, users can use soft synths or send those musically imaginative patterns out to an external synthesiser — something close to Vince Clarke’s musical heart.

Helpfully, Vince Clarke himself has taken time out from an always musically successful schedule to prepare some seriously user-friendly tutorials to transport the new IMAGINATOR VCX-378 user from novice to expert in no time. “For full operation of the unit, I suggest you make yourself a nice cup of tea and watch the user video,” he says, before later concluding: “Thanks for watching… and now I must get back to my day job.”

Jesting aside, while the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 makes for a musically imaginative holiday season gift for the seasoned synth lover in someone’s life, note that it will produce inspiring musical phrases well beyond the 12 days of Christmas! Let’s hand off here to ‘tutor’ Vince Clarke to blow our musical minds with some insightful IMAGINATOR VCX-378 note-related number crunching: “With one note there are 16 possible positions within one bar for the note to go. With two notes there are 120 possible positions. With three notes there are 560. This increases and then decreases exponentially. So, if we do the math, we can say that using one to 16 notes there are a possible 65,535 combinations. Remember: we are only talking about one note. Once you start adding pitch to this equation then the numbers really go through the roof. No wonder there seems to be an unlimited number of one-bar patterns.” Perhaps the IMAGINATOR VCX-378 is not just for Christmas, after all?

The IMAGINATOR VCX-378 is priced at £349.00 GBP (plus tax and delivery) and available to order online from Analogue Solutions here.

For more detailed information, please visit the Clarke webpage here."

Experimental improvisation on synthesizer

Published on Nov 25, 2015 chippie461

See the chippie461 channel below for more info on the synth.

Novation Ultranova - custom sounds

Published on Nov 25, 2015 tblv9300

"presets can be downloaded here:
These presets can also be used with the Mininova.

The audio was recorded using the synth's own internal USB audio interface. All sounds are single patches , no multitracking."

Sherman Filterbank 2 Analog Effects Unit

via this auction

Pic of the manual cover below.

Roland JP-8000 SN AJ92746

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 SN 543253

via this auction

"This Roland is excellent working condition."

Vintage Rare Carlo Robelli JEN J300B Keyboard

via this auction

I don't believe I've ever seen one of these before. Piano, Honky Tonk, and Harpsichord with Bass & General volume sliders from JEN, the maker of synths like the SX 1000, SX 2000, String Machine, and Syntar.

Carlo Robelli via Wikipedia:

"Carlo Robelli is an Italian maker of guitar and other musical instruments. In the 1960s, Carlo Robelli was a maker of inexpensive electric guitars, such as a model based upon the Gibson Les Paul. The company now focuses on acoustic stringed instruments, such as guitars and violins. Most Carlo Robelli modern products are made in China."

Moog Mother-32 sequencing with Eurorack Modular

Published on Nov 25, 2015 ED電音頻道 E.D.Music Channel

"©E.D.Music Co.
Special thanks: Eddie Hui of Elf Fatima & Self-Ox Randomness
Gears used: Moog Mother-32, Eurorack Modular Modules incl. AJH Synth, Doepfer, Malekko, Mutable Instruments, Synthrotek, Frequency Central, MFB, Eowave, WMD/SSF, Animodule."

tELHARMONIC 3-Voice Shift Register (Hidden Behavior)

Published on Nov 25, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

"3-Voice Shift Register

The tELHARMONIC Voltage Controlled Music Theory has an alternate behavior called 3-Voice Shift Register, which allows for creation of any triad based in the 12 tone scale.

To use 3-Voice Shift Register hold the H-Lock button for 2 seconds and watch for the change in the Color Staff that indicates 3-Voice Shift Register active (we should note exactly what this change is… I cannot recall, and a picture could be nice too).

3-Voice Shift Register changes the behavior of the DEGREE, D-Gate and INTERVAL controls.

At each pulse, gate, clock or trigger at the D-Gate IN, DEGREE updates the pitch of one of the three voices in the HARMONIC and PHASE MOD algorithms (the Noise algorithm is single voice, so its operation is un-changed). Each successive pulse, gate, clock or trigger at the D-Gate input causes the next voice to update its pitch based on the DEGREE parameter.

DEGREE does not change without anything patched to D-GATE.

Because D-Gate only sees rising edges, the normalization doesn't have any effect. You have to patch a pulse stream of some kind to D-GATE to achieve any DEGREE modulation.

INTERVAL determines which notes may be accessed by the DEGREE parameter. Starting from fully counterclockwise the possible settings are:

Suspended chord (1,4,5)
minor triad
Major triad
Octaves + fifths
Octaves only

With INTERVAL set to Chromatic, any 3-note chord can be created, with a spread of up to four octaves. With a programmable quantizer such as that built into René, it is possible to sequence chords, arpeggios and melodies in any key or scale.

The most flexibility in chord selection is afforded by a keyboard such as the KMI QuNexus. Send its gate output to the D-Gate, and keyboard CV to Degree. We can play whatever chord we like manually by selecting three notes in succession… It also works nicely for chord changes layered with a simple sequence patched to TONIC."

MFB 503 ipad editor

Published on Nov 25, 2015 tffshtt

"Download here, no login or registration required: [you'll find other templates there as well] just a quick video going through each parameter on the ipad editor for the MFB 503. You need to have 'TB MIDI stuff' installed on your ipad to use this template."

iTunes: TB MIDI Stuff - TBStuff

VGM #58: Stone Tower Temple (Majora's Mask)

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Ace Waters

"Its the final video for Zelda Month, and we get dark and electronic with a cover of The Stone Tower Temple from Majora's Mask. I had Felix of The Tuesday Night Machines help create the atmosphere with his fantastic collection of gadgets and electronic instruments.



Moog LP, DSI Prophet 08, DSI Tempest, Elektron Analog 4, Chip Maestro Running NES, Djembe, Bells, Baritone Sax, Melodica

Modular Wall Controlled by Arturia Microbrute, Teenage Engineering OP-1, DR-OM iOS App [iTunes], Dirty Electronics Mute Synth, AUFXSpace iOS App [iTunes]"

Elevator Sound,s first play on the new Novation Circuit

Published on Oct 2, 2015 Elevator Sound

Elevator Sound Dreadbox Erebus jam at DBS Bristol expo day

Published on Oct 24, 2015 Elevator Sound

"Echo triggering from a SQ1"

Elevator Sound @ DBS Bristol expo day

Published on Oct 24, 2015

"Some circuit bent machines and other normal stuff"

Korg SQ1 and Dreadbox Erebus

Published on May 18, 2015 iscariah71

Left channel comes in better at :11 and unfortunately both channels drop in level at 1:02, but you can listen in between.

"The fantastic Erebus sequenced by the korg sq.
OSC1 in into SQ CV1
OSC2 in into SQ CV2

Drone Commander & Korg MS20 Mini

Published on Sep 30, 2015 La Isla

"Just messing around with this litlle cool machines.

Hope you liked it."

--Little jam-- with Korg ms20 & BossDD3, Dreadbox Erebus and Streichfett with Small Stone

Published on Nov 14, 2015 La Isla

"Little jam with korg MS20 and a boss DD3, Dreadbox Erebus & Waldorf Streichfett and his Small Stone, just straight trough a Yamaha MG12 and ten to apogee and Logic. Just a little mastering process"

Dreadbox Hades and Erebus Jam #1

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Neoplasma

"Test drive through the underworld."

Organics - Modular Synth improv

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Modular Cult

"Another quick jam with my custom eurorack modular, testing out the dual CV Memory.

Other modules used include;

Mutable Instruments Clouds & Braids,
Music Thing Radio Music & Turing Machine
MFOS EchoRockit and
various Yusynth Modules.

Thanks for watching!"

Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #11

Published on Nov 25, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

"Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer Demo
Control voltage with a Banana Phone Box
REON driftbox S
Effector: Strymon El Capistan
Recorder: Fostex MR-8mkII"


RA Sessions: Surgeon

Published on Nov 23, 2015 Resident Advisor

"Modular techno, live and improvised.

For a techno artist of his years and experience, Anthony Child caught the modular bug late. 'I wasn't really that interested in it because it seemed like you had to spend thousands of pounds to make a very basic kind of 'clip-clop' sound, and that didn't really appeal to me,' he once told XLR8R. But after years of working primarily with software, his routine started to feel too comfortable, and the modular seemed like a good way to shake things up—'like throwing a wild animal into the occasion,' as he put it. Once he made the plunge, racks of blinking lights and colored cables became central to his craft. In addition to what he's got in the studio, he carries a portable rig in his carry-on luggage, and has even started incorporating it into his DJ sets.

Far from basic 'clip-clop' sounds—or the kind of meandering self-indulgence many people think of when they hear the words "modular synthesis"—the music Child wrings out of his little kit is rich, varied and artfully composed. In this edition of RA Sessions, colorful, dynamic rave tracks seem to emerge fully-formed, though in fact the performance was 'completely improvised with nothing prepared beforehand.' The result makes a compelling case for this approach to playing live, and offers a peek at the perpetually evolving methods of a techno luminary.

Visit the RA feature page:

Director - Patrick Nation
Producer - Debbie Butts
Editor - Guy Clarke
Camera - Charlie Moore, Mattia Ramberti, Patrick Nation, Guy Clarke
Sound Engineers - Rich Cufley, Guy Clarke
Colourist - Adam Clarke"

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