MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Numerology v 4.1 Now Available with a 2015 Holiday Sale

Quite possibly the most powerful software modular step sequencer to date, Numerology has been updated to v 4.1, and is currently on sale through December 31. Full details follow.

"ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico-- December 15, 2015.

Five12 updates Numerology to version 4.1, announces holiday sale and updated foreign currency pricing.

Numerology 4.1 adds a MIDI file import, support for the Novation Launchpad MkII and Launchpad Pro, some critical fixes for OS X El Capitan compatibility, and many other fixes and updates.

Through December 31 2015, Numerology Pro is on sale for $169 US (regularly $199) and Numerology SE is $109 (regularly $129). All upgrade options are on sale as well, with discounts ranging from 15% to 25% off. Specific details for all upgrades are listed on the Five12 store page.

In addition to the holiday sale, customers in Europe, U.K., Canada and Australia can now purchase Numerology (and upgrades) in their native currencies. Sale prices are as follows:

Quincas Moreira's Songs From Outer Space - Synth Album to Benefit Ray Wilson

"Synth DiY is a passion, and Ray Wilson's Music From Outer Space is more than a website, it is home sweet home to those of us who yearn for the music of the spheres. All the sounds in this album were made with the MFOS Soundlab MKii synthesizer, a truly inspiring instrument by Ray. All proceeds from sales of this album will be forwarded to Ray in order to help with his medical expenses for as long as his health requires it. [see this post for details]

released December 15, 2015

All sound design, composition, production, arranging, performance, recording, mixing and mastering by Quincas Moreira.

Album Art by Ted Stall

Soundlab MKii Synthesizer designed by Ray Wilson and built by Quincas Moreira."

Rik Marston Imperial Stormtrooper Moog Little Phatty Star Wars Synthesizer

Published on Dec 14, 2015 SynthgodXXX

Track details below.

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

The CD is available here!

CD Baby:

On iTunes Here:

MP3 Download is available here:


Goggle Play:

Please support the artist. Buy their music!

Rik Marston's Custom Star Wars
Imperial Stormtrooper Limited Edition
Moog Little Phatty & Korg Triton Extreme
doing the 'Imperial March' by John Williams.
This specific work was from Episode V
The Empire Strikes Back I believe.
All bass sounds are from the Moog Little Phatty
& the rest are from the powerful Korg Triton Extreme.

Ask yourself, what synthesizer would an Imperial
Stormtrooper play?

A custom MOOG with the Galactic Empire & First Order
symbols on the back of it & full Black & White design!

Anywho, this video is just for fun
NO PROFITS made by making this little video.
All footage, sound EFX & Music owned
by DISNEY & Lucasfilm. Ltd ETC.

12/14/2015 Rik Marston"

NOIZ - Create, Remix & Performance Mobile App In the Works

NOIZ: Discotheque Head

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Amplify

"Create, Remix & Perform music in our new ground breaking app, NOiZ.

We're looking for talented musicians for beta testing. Get involved, email us:"

No word on platform but the device appears to be an Android tablet. Only limited details on their site at the moment.

Update: it's iOS. I actually thought the black was the full bezel, not part of the screen. I see it now.  Not sure how I missed that!  Always rushing to catch up on posts...  :)

NOIZ: Hooked

Alesis Andromeda A6 16 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Crumar Univox Stringman Synthesizer SN 3 0224

via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris VCO Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Vintage Synthesizer Excellent With Original Paperwork 336A SN 2981

via this auction

YAMAHA CS01 Mobile Analog Synthesizer SN 1871

via this auction

Broken Arcade

Broken Arcade from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Live modular improvisation"

Perfect title to this one.

Roland JP-08 Patterning Drum Machine Genome MIDI Korg Electribe Jam

Published on Dec 14, 2015 exnihilo415

"Roland JP-08 Patterning Drum Machine Genome MIDI Korg Electribe Jam

Genome Midi is sequencing the Roland JP-08 Bass
Patterning is doing most of the percussion and syncopated snares
Korg Electribe is doing the rest.

Giving a big thumbs up to the Patterning Drum Machine iPad app. It's useful to visually see different velocity values and how they relate to each other to create really interesting percussion."

Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.
Genome MIDI Sequencer - White Noise Audio Software

"Water to Fire" - Roland JD-800 New Age theme

Published on Dec 14, 2015 SynthMania

"Entirely composed on the Roland JD-800. Seven JD tracks, recorded in GarageBand, nonetheless. Watch me go 'Jan Hammer' with the classic JD-800 'Wailing Guitar' patch at the end of the video... :-D"

Headphone Science - unsichtbares Übel - Numerology Track

Headphone Science - unsichtbares Übel from enpeg digital on Vimeo.

Another composition composed completely with Numerology.

Artist: Headphone Science

Song: unsichtbares Übel

Album: Raumdämonen

Label: Enpeg Digital

Cat#: EN53

Ascendant - Source Transmission - Numerology Track

Ascendant - Source Transmission (Psybient / Chillout / Slow Trance) (Source Transmission)

Published on May 22, 2014 NCIFiRestArter's Psy-Ambient Grove

"Dreamy ambient tune from Ascendant, part of their LP Source Transmission. Sweet chills."

All tracks were made completely in Numerology.

The Electronic Music Synthesizer in Mid-Twentieth-Century Science Fiction

Back on October 18, 2012 a post went up here on an article written by Nicholas C. Laudadio (of Life of Saturdays) on the role of electronic music, and electronic instruments in early Science Fiction. That article was only available to students with access to JSTOR.

Nicholas just wrote in to let us know the article is now available to everyone on You can find it here. Note you can scroll down to read when you get there. You do not need to login or create an account unless you want to download the PDF.

On a side note be sure to check out Life of Saturdays on Bandcamp, for Nicholas' latest release.  It's kind of cool to hear music from the author of the article.

From the article:

"'Music is born free; and to win freedom is its destiny. In the new great music, machines will also be necessary.' —Ferrurico Busoni, Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music (5)

“'The growth of musical art in any age is determined by the technological progress which parallels it.' —Joseph Schillinger, 'Electricity: A Musical Liberator' (26)


When the ships descend on Devil’s Tower in the climactic moments of Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the humans greet the aliens not with tanks and howitzers as in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), but with a simple five-note motif plucked out on an Arp 2500 electronic music synthesizer.

Atop its formidable white-and-black dais, the large modular synthesizer not only dominates the scene visually, it soon proves itself to be the most powerful tool the humans have for communicating with the alien visitors. The synth literally establishes first contact and maintains it..."

Roland JD-800 SN AC80537

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101 Synthesizer SN 490735

via this auction

Emu Emax SE SN 028129

via this auction

"Fully Functional. Backup disk included. Missing button on the volume slider, but still works without it (see photo attached).

12 bit sampling synth

Voice architecture is subtractive, (i.e. Sample->VCF->VCA). A monophonic mode is provided."

Clavia Nord 2X Synthesizer

via this auction

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - BeepBoop

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"A strange noise-making device. A collection of blocks of signal processing that document the last few months of my meanderings, wired together to make excessive oddness. Kinda like an iOS monotron, but with the capacity for great evil.

Made from circuit models. Structurally, there's an antialiased oscillator, feeding a partially temperature-stabilised transistor-ladder VCF (which can be heated), feeding an interesting old pitch-shifter in full-feedback-fun mode.Plus an LFO for some movement, and AudioBus compatibility. Sounds vary from early Dr Who to world-ending cataclysms.

There are no presets because what you hear is determined by more than just the positions of the knobs. It's what you turned and when. There's no MIDI input because it would be entirely out of character; once you hear it, you should understand pretty quick."

BeepBoop is available for free here for IOS:"

Something East something West - Real Time Eurorack Modular Jam

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Ariel Raguet

"Something East something West - Real Time Eurorack Modular Jam

Some west coast sounds mixed with east.

Eurorack Modular + 2 x Korg SQ-1


Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box
Make Noise STO, AJH Synth Minimod VCO
Sputnik Modular Quad Function & Trigger Source
Make Noise Maths, Pittsburgh Sequencer
Make Noise Wogglebug, WMD Micro Hadron Collider
Intellijel Hex VCA
2 x Korg SQ-1, Boss RV-2"

Make Noise tELHARMONIC raga exploration

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Auxar Netlabel

"A little exploration with the tELHARMONIC in shift register mode.

Quick & dirty patch notes:
tELHARMONIC is modulated/triggered by the Richter wogglebug and some modulated Function and Maths(by Rene and Wogglebug).
Centroid is modulated by a LFO
H output of the tELHARMONIC is going trough a optomix to the mixer.
P out is going straight to the mixer.
Mixer out is going into Disting mk3 in tape delay mode then to Rosie.
Rosie fx sends to Erbeverb with stereo return."

Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer - Midi Editor " TR-8 EFX.Remote" PC / MAC

Published on Dec 14, 2015 mller30161

"I developed an Midi Editor / Controller for the Drum Synth Roland Aira TR-8.
By using the Editor you can adjust the TR-8 Controller and change them when you play in studio or live.

- Control the TR-8 from PC / MAC
- VST and Standalone version
- Assign and record slider movements in a DAW like Ableton Live.
- Easy access to the Scatter type and Drum Kit
- Drum-Pads
- X-Y Pads for effective operation

My Homepage:

Price: 5,-€

Thanks, Momo"

Claus Martin - Going Modular - Test 23 (Bonus Beats)

Published on Dec 14, 2015 csmcrckrs

"'Bonus Beats' cause it's all about Planet Rock.

Bass: Roland JX-3P
Pads: Nord Electro 3, Roland JX-3P
Comp: Roland JX-3P
Guitars: Fender Stratocaster (Jp)
Drums, FX, Arrangement & Mixing done with Ableton Live
Doepfer Sequencer is only included for the blinkenlights ;-)"

New Paper Synth PS-301 Wavefolder Demonstration & Upcoming Workshop

Published on Nov 13, 2015 Antti Pussinen

"Paper Synth PS-301 Diode Wavefolder demonstration video for Paper Synthesizer workshop series by Antti Pussinen & Wolfgang Spahn

The input waveform is saw wave."

Additional details including info on the upcoming workshop:

"In this episode of paper synthesizer workshop, we are building a diode wavefolder, that sounds a bit like a resonant filter, but has a very unique sound.

PS301 Diode Wavefolder is a dynamic waveform processor module, that changes the color and the overtones of a sound, while keeping the same base note. The design is originally Jürgen Haible's take on “Serge Wave Multiplier, middle section”. Yves Usson of YuSynth added an exponential VCA to the design, making voltage control possible, and we modified the circuit further to fit our design requirements.

The module takes in a 10VPP sine, triangle or saw wave and folds this waveform back into itself up to 7 times at the crossover point of the wave.The effect sounds a kind of mix of frequency modulation and mid resonance filtering.

The Controls Include 'CV attenuation', 'Fold Range' (which can also be contolled with 0-5v control voltage) and 'Fold Amount' which changes the amount of folds. Inputs and outputs conform to eurorack standards of 10Vpp, and it runs on eurorack +-12v power supply, and even with +15v power supply from Frack Rack or MOTM synthesizer systems.

ll the tools and materials will be provided.

The faceplate is not included!

The workshop will be held in German and English.

Material and further informations:

The costs are 60,00€ for the materials.
Please register at:
The workshop will be held at: Mülhauserstr. 6. Hofgebäude 1. OG

A Workshop by Antti Pussinen & Wolfgang Spahn"

Some details from Paper Synth:

"Ps301 Diode Wavefolder is a dynamic waveform processor module, that changes the color and the overtones of a sound, while keeping the same base note. The design is originally Jürgen Haible's take on “Serge Wave Multiplier, middle section”. Yves Usson of YuSynth added an exponential VCA to the design, making voltage control possible, and we modified the circuit further to fit our design requirements.

The module takes in a 10Vpp sine, triangle or saw wave and folds this waveform back into itself up to 7 times at the crossover point of the wave.The effect sounds a kind of mix of frequency modulation and mid resonance filtering.

The Controls Include “CV attenuation”, “Fold Range” (which can also be contolled with 0-5v control voltage) and 'Fold Amount' which changes the amount of folds. Inputs and outputs conform to eurorack standards of 10Vpp, and it runs on eurorack +-12v power supply, and even with +15v power supply from Frack Rack or MOTM synthesizer systems.

Theory of operation

A PS-301 Wavefolder adds overtones to a waveform, a bit like a distortion unit or a resonant filter. But instead of clipping or ringing, when the waveform peak goes over a certain limit, it folds back and creates a new odd harmonic component. Jürgen Haible had a really good explanation of the process on his site, and since its impossible to know how long the legacy site is kept up, i copy it here:

'A string of diodes is driven with the amplified and level shifted input signal. After each diode there is a “tap” with a resistor that will contribute positive or negative to the output of a two-opamp subtracting amplifier. There are two virtual GND nodes for these summing and subtracting operation. By feeding these virtual GND nodes alternately from the taps of the diode string, you can have the output voltage increased when one diode drop voltage is reached, and have the output voltage decreased again when the next diode in row starts conducting. The number of valleys and peaks is only determined by the length of the diode string, and not by the number of opamps. It turned out that choosing equal resistor values results in an almost regular pattern of the voltage transfer function.'"

Soviet Estradin 230

Published on Dec 14, 2015 necrostellaradmin

via this auction

"Estradin 230 is the three OSC legendary Soviet synth such as Polivoks. All knobs work with no rustle. Inside there is a switcher of power supplies (220, 110) to run for US power level!!! There are some cosmetic signs of use (scratches, attritions) as it is shown on pictures. The synth has a cover lead for safety transferring.

Watch MY video test on THIS synth: [above]"

"10 Minute Tweak, Dark Side Glass"

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Bob I. Gomez

DSI Sequential Circuits Prophet-6

Octatrack vs. Analog Four - Techno jam

Published on Dec 14, 2015 MrGOFIOvideos

"Another jam of electronic music using these great machines.
As you can see, the analog four handles the melody while I use the sampler to make the percussion bases. I tried to imitate the acid sound of the legendary TB-303 ;). All the sound come from these machines. No external effects added."

According to Jupiter

Published on Dec 13, 2015 abyss1430

"Korg Volca Sample Electribe Sampler Roland JP-08"

Experiment Forty Three

Published on Dec 13, 2015 Carl Oliver

"A Video Series of Short Eurorack Modular Impromptu Experiments and Improvisations."

Voltan Telepathy V2 for iOS and Mac

See the video for iOS posted here. The following is the press release for the official press release:

"Telepathically Integrated Synthesis Suite for iPad, iPhone & OS X Audio Unit

• After 2 years of development, VotanDSP is proud to present the next level for its
Votan Telepathy Synthesis Suite, o ering a perfect blend of traditional algorithms
and cutting edge integration.

• Votan Telepathy v2.0 presents a powerful subtractive synthesis engine, with
nothing to envy to the best hardware synthesisers.

• Cloud and control synchronisation elegantly bridge the gap between iOS and your

Votan Telepathy is a powerful synthesis engine built on top of The Votan Platform. It is available as an iOS (iPhone/iPad) app and also as an 32/64 bit Audio Unit. Users can experience Telepathy with either of these platforms alone, but when they are used together is when the real magic happens.

Telepathy iOS and Telepathy AU (Audio Unit) are seamlessly linked via The Votan Platform Cloud and Control features, o ering near zero latency control over an infinite series of Telepathy AU instances direct from the iPad touch screen. Users can create new a sound on iOS that instantly integrates into their DAW session.

A perfect blend of traditional algorithms and cutting edge integration
Votan Telepathy has a subtractive synthesis engine containing quad arrays (4x) of Oscillators, Filters, LFO's, Envelopes, and FX Blocks. These sound shaping modules are built around an 8 Slot Modulation Matrix which routes the modulators to any Telepathy Synth or FX parameter destination. Of particular delight is the free flowing nature of the Oscillator section. It unlocks the normally static oscillator frequency parameter from standard MIDI key tracking. When users switch o the Amp Envelope they have free playing waveforms at their fingertips which combined with the dual oscillator FM, o er some serious dimensions in audio rate wave modulations normally only seen on modular analogue synthesisers.

Telepathy is joy to use, be it on the way to work or whilst professionally constructing the tracks in the users favourite studio DAW. Telepathy will fill the gaps between. Everything the users build on iOS will telepathically appear in their DAW session ready to rock the next tune.


IM NAMEN DES VOLKES - Elektronik-Musik

Published on Dec 11, 2015 GeisterFahrei

"Completely analogue track, using ARP 2600 for rhythms,sequenced Minimoog and two MS-20 s,,,
All sounds and video by Matthias Schuster"

Original Sonic Six Owners Manual & Sonic V & VI Technical Service Manual

Owner's manual via this auction.

"This is an original spiral bound owners manual (not a copy) published by Moog Music when they were in Williamsville, NY. It was written by Tom Rhea, PhD. In good condition (for its age) with no written notes on the 70 pages contained. A great compliment to you Sonic Six owners who want the original manual and not a copy."

Service manual with schematics via this auction.

"Moog Sonic V and VI Service Manual in good condition. This is an original manual (not a copy) for those that insist on having the real deal, especially if you own one! This edition was published in 1978. All 29 pages intact and clean with no written notes."

Moog Synthesizer Vintage 901A Module from Trumansburg, NY SN 103-4-70

via this auction


via this auction

EMI Redd 17 / 37 rare tone generator LFT H481 serial nr. 001 (Abbey Road)

via this auction

"Up for sale is an (1) ultra rare LFT H481 tone generator with serial number 001. A true piece of history. This generators were installed in the famous EMI Redd 17 / 37 studio desks on Abbey Road where the Beatles recorded their albums. We sell it as-is, for spares or parts only. We didn't test the item. Optical it's in nice condition for its age, but there are some minor scratches and wear and tear on it (see photo's)."

Wiard 300 Modular 14.12.2015 + Cadavre Exquis + Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Dec 14, 2015 DavidH

"CVCO+Miniwave / CVCO / synch harmonics !
Jag Pulse borg filters Woggle bug melody
stereo fonik pan in cadavre Clouds Delay"

Stand Up, Sit Down

Stand Up, Sit Down from mudlogger on Vimeo.

Buranelectrix BURODRON Drone Synth Demo

Published on Dec 14, 2015 paul tas

You'll find details on the BURODRON previously posted here. Click here for all posts.

MeeBlip anode in action (latest revision)

Published on Dec 14, 2015 cdmtv

"Watch this synthesizer in use, showing off its easy access to envelope controls, unique analog filter, and various wavetables for a rich selection of sound. Here with our friends from KORG.

CDM is happy to produce the MeeBlip anode. You can get it direct from us at:

MeeBlip is open source hardware."

"Song for Henry" - on analog synthesizers

Published on Dec 14, 2015 organfairy

"In 1983 Danish television was trying to gain a more modern reputation and therefore they replaced the ordinary written programme presentation with an animated interlude showing a clock face that started as one round picture that had a connection to the previous show and during the one minute interlude the picture was replaced with one related to the next show.

I have tried to recreate this animation and I think it went quite well. I have used pictures of the synths that I used to play the music.

The music is the composition 'Song for Henry' that was one of the melodies that were used for the 1983 interlude. It is composed by the Danish keyboard player Kenneth Knudsen who is known for his well groomed hair and mustage - that guy was so 80's already in the early 1970's - and for his mastery of the synthesizer. He has been referred to as "the Joe Zawinul of Scandinavia" so he is a very respected musician.

I play Song for Henry on Roland SH-2000 (melody and solo), Roland JX-8P (Bass and percussive sounds), Korg Poly-800 (chords), and for the first time I play a solo on my Yamaha SY-1. So as you might have guessed I managed to repair it properly (there will be a video later)."

Ten classic LinnDrum patterns

Published on Dec 14, 2015 SynthMania

"Ten classic songs of my youth that featured *the* drum machine of the '80s: the Linn LinnDrum."

recurring pain - analog techno / prophet 08+jomox xbase 888

Published on Dec 14, 2015 dresseduplunch

new analog technoish track

jomox xbase 888 (drumcomputer)
elektron octatrack (sequencer, sampler)
DSI prophet 08 (synthesizer)
moog minitaur (synthesizer)

Vocu VTE2000 tape-echo with Buchla

Published on Dec 14, 2015 tastysoilrecords

"Some random synth sounds fed through the Japanese Vocu tape echo. Enjoying watching the tape loop squirm around."

Bohm expander 4x9

Published on Dec 14, 2015 ikworgek

"Bohm expander 4x9 demotrack

a bit similar to the bohm 12/24 from one of my other video's. This one is much more easy to program. All sounds from the Bohm. Some reverb and delay. enjoy!"

DMX Krew's Modular 101 Event Synth Patch

Published on Dec 14, 2015 mylarmelodies

"DMX Krew did a little Modular Drum synth and bass patching demo at London Modular's Modular 101 event on 13/12/15. This was in Das Kino in Hackney Wick, and god damn, you can't really appreciate it on video but that system is capable on severe amounts of low end. It sounded ace.

Especially rated his FM cymbal patch which was combined with white noise to make a separate snare patch, but with 'funky' inter-dependencies, which adds to the charm of course.

This is an Analogue Systems modular, with nothing fancy in it, just good modules patched well by a good ear."

LP-5 and MoDrum with Ableton Link

Published on Dec 14, 2015 Finger Pro

MoDrum - Synthesis-based Drum Machine - Markus Waldboth
LP-5 - Loop-based Music Sequencer - Markus Waldboth

"LP-5 (iPad) and MoDrum (iPhone) are synchronized via Ableton Link (*) over WLAN. MoDrum sends MIDI Clock to the BeatStep hardware sequencer, which in turn triggers MoDrum's Kick and Snare.

(*) Coming soon to the App Store!


Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. It lets you play devices together with the freedom of a live band. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.
You can use Link to play with several instances of Ableton Live, with Live and iOS apps, or even without Live in your setup: using Link- enabled apps on multiple devices, or multiple apps on the same device."

Plumbutter - Patch 004 & 005

Published on Dec 13, 2015 batchas

"Impro on the Plumbutter 1.

Direct outs: for the first time after 3 impros on this instrument, I'm using external signals to modulate the Plumbutter. All sounds are coming out of the Plumbutter which is frequency modulated by the Bugbrand modular.
I added and tweaked some reverb & delay afterwards in Logic.

One take: I cut a few seconds in the video, but a few moments where the audio level is not optimal or some frequencies a bit annoying (like at 6:23 for instance) still remain. It shows the other characters of the instrument."

Plumbutter - Patch 005

Published on Dec 13, 2015

"5th Impro on the Plumbutter 1.

I started to send external signal to the Plumbutter in impro nr. 4 and there are interesting sounds and a lot more to explore, like with frequency modulation for instance (here coming from the Bugbrand modular). The snare drum for instance get's pretty interesting.

Direct outs / one take: all sounds are coming out of the Plumbutter. Reverb & delay added afterwards in Logic."

Moog Voyager XL & Fugue Machine IOS

Published on Dec 13, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

REON driftbox S + Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar DEMO

Published on Dec 13, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

Equipment Used:
REON driftbox S
Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar
Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone
strymon BigSky
Fostex MR-8mkII

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