MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Circuit Tracks of a Neutron Charge

Published on Dec 16, 2015 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
Combining the awesome sound of the Circuit with the epic mangling power of the Octatrack. Circuit audio is going thru the Octatrack for processing. Octatrack Midi out to Circuit Midi in."

Synthmania quick tip #13 - The Moog Source ''Blue Monday'' patch

Published on Dec 16, 2015

"My 'quick tips' series is back, with a mega-classic synth bass patch, New Order's 'Blue Monday'. I spent a good couple of hours tonight listening to the record and attempting to recreate the patch. I think I got fairly close. For most of the two hours I thought it was a couple of pulses, it turns out it was - I think - simply two saws. With an octave of interval between them. Enjoy.."

Mirror Droning with Double Andore MKII & other Harvestman

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Quick Drone with Piston Honda v1 + Double Andore MKII & Double Andore v1 + Tyme Sefari MKII & Tyme Sefari v1 + Malgorythm MKII + Zorlon Cannon MKII + Stillson Hammer v1 + 4ms PEG + ZDSP Halls of Valhalla."

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer SN AC80486

via this auction

Dylab Radio Show 017 for Seance Radio

Published on Dec 6, 2015 dyLAB0303

"First 20 minutes of my Seance Radio Show number 017
Broadcast Sunday December 6th"

You'll find the audio for the full show on Acidboxblues here.

gear used: tr-808, tr-8, tr707, korg volca sample and keys, sh101, tb303, tt303, d110, mc202 - lots of boss micro rack fx, and dp4 plus zaquencer.

RNA vactrol crossfade fun!

Published on Dec 16, 2015 littlem4tt

"Just messing around with a vactrol crossfader on the breadboard and then controlling it from the silent way lfo.

The bass sound is a system x oscillator and the other input channel is an fm sound which is a sys x osc modulated by the sine wave output from the yusynth osc.

The output from the crossfader is then fed into 1 channel of the stereo hearne morley HM2040 filter (12db)."

Korg Z1 Physical Modeling & Virtual Analog Synth SN 005806

via this auction

Note the auction lists the Z1 as a workstation, however it does not have any workstation features.

"This is a great analog modeling synth with 12-voice polyphony, thirteen waveforms, four LFOs, two resonant filters, two effects units and more. The ability to create unique sounds is endless. The factory patches could use some help, but overall the sound is very nice! It has a fully polyphonic arpeggiator that blows all others away. It has five preset arpeggio patterns and fifteen user patterns. Unfortunately there is no on-board sequencer. There is incredible real-time control available with knobs to control the two resonant filters, and a touch controlled 'XY' pad for tweaking patches in real-time."

Arp Odyssey

via this auction

KORG Gadget Now Supports Ableton Link

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

What's New in Version 1.3.0
● Ableton Link - A new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Link-enabled iOS apps such as KORG Gadget, iELECTRIBE and iKaossilator, and Ableton Live 9.5 for Mac/PC over a wireless network
● This version requires iOS 8 or later
● Bug fixes and improvements

Easel Blippoo Ambient

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Todd Barton

"live sonic sculpting of a Buchla Easel and Hordijk Blippoo Box. For better audio of same:"

First Minutes with a Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Dec 16, 2015 batchas

"Clouds arrived today from Germany.
Incredible how this module takes me 25 years back... Remembering me of old batchas recordings!
Like the piece "ibn-ghazi" on Tahafut-Ul-Tahafut:"

Wednesday Wiggle

Published on Dec 16, 2015 cane creek

"Wednesday Wiggle

Rings, Clouds, Cyclebox, Music Radio, Metropolis, Pamela's workout, Hot Glue, Tiptop Beats, Dinkys Taiko, uScaleII,
uVCAII, Mutamix."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line - Analog Synth - (w/ original manual)

via this auction

Roland Juno 1 - Analog/Digital hybrid synthesizer

via this auction

Be sure to see the sellers' other items for more. Some desirable items there.

Original Roland TB-303 w/ DevilFish Mod SN 235

via this auction

Soundmachines SYNTH WARS Ad

Fun Start Wars themed advert from soundmachines.

"From Degobah to Tatooine, from Brooklyn to Santa Monica.
Ask your galactic reseller !"

Find them on the right.

The star wars meme is strong this season with good reason.

BRIGHT SPARKS: New Synth Documentary Ignites Funding for Bob Moog Foundation

Follow-up to the Something's Coming teaser.

"Help Bright Sparks Synth Documentary Ignite Funding for Bob Moog Foundation Projects

'An engrossing and fascinating documentary that pays tribute to the modest but amazing innovators who changed the face of electronic music' - Vince Clarke

Last week Bright Sparks, a film project which documents the stories of a number of iconic electronic music pioneers and companies, was released in conjunction with the I Monster album of the same name.

Featuring eight of the most influential companies, Moog, Buchla, ARP, Chamberlin, Mellotron, EMS, EDP, and Freeman, the feature length documentary includes interviews with many of the legendary personnel involved in the development of the instruments including Peter Zinovieff (EMS), Ken Freeman (Freeman), Herb Deutsch (Moog), Alan Robert Pearlman (ARP), John Bradley (Mellotron).

The film is available via download only.

The creators of Bright Sparks, recognizing Bob Moog's seminal contribution to modern synthesis, are generously supporting the Bob Moog Foundation with 100 downloads of their movie as a means of raising funding for our educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and our Archive Preservation Initiative.

Make a $25 (or more) donation to the Bob Moog Foundation by December 31, 2015 and receive a download code for Bright Sparks as a thank you for your support!

Exploring the human stories of success and adversity behind these early companies and instruments, the film captures the passion of these engineers who were driven to design something in much the same way as any artist or musician is driven to create.

You can see a trailer to the movie here. [embed above]

Join Bright Sparks in supporting our important work and get rare insights into the world of synthesizer and keyboard innovators that won't get anywhere else. Donate $25 or more here. We will send you a download code with simple instructions when you make your donation.

Many thanks to Dave Spiers, Chris McLeod, and I Monster, the team behind the Bright Sparks project, for your wonderful support of our projects and for your excellent documentation of electronic music history.

'Electronic music has been around for long enough to deserve its own historians and archaeologists. Dave Spiers is right at the top of the list: this loving and exhaustive study sets a new standard in instrument research, unravelling the tangled webs that lead to innovations' - Brian Eno"

Minitaur + Voyager + Pro 2

Published on Dec 16, 2015 experimentalsynth

"Playing with sequencers. I liked the way it sounded, so I recorded it. Minitaur and Voyager sequenced by the Koushion app. The Pro 2 sequencer synced to Koushion. Control Voltages from the Pro 2 modulating filter cutoff and other parameters on the Minitaur and Voyager. Effects processing by an Eventide H9 and Line 6 Echo Pro. Learn more at"

iTunes: Koushion MIDI Step Sequencer - Ian Wagner

Tiptop Audio Records - Various Artists 002 - Official Teaser

Tiptop Audio Records - Various Artists 002 - Official Teaser from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

"ANGLE VS. JOAO CESER - Axolotl (Soundtrack free download)


Double vinyl and digital issue

Tiptop Audio Records, Tiptop Audio’s label, consolidates a path that connects its instruments with the best electronic music composers of the moment. All projects that fit within the label are the result of direct experimentation of modules. The connection between the components creates sounds that are unique and unrepeatable.

The second issue of Tiptop Audio Records attests to the label’s attitude towards developing a nuanced sound set to become a standard for production.

The line-up for Tiptop Records includes MATT LANGE, ANGLE, JOAO CESER, MARKUS FIX, BLACK SHAPE, DRUMCELL & LUIS FLORES, HUBOT, FLORIAN MEINDL, JOHN TEJADA, SCANNER, M.O.T., RIEMANN; the names of a scene now described as ‘Modular Techno’, which consists of a fast growing group of artists interested in expanding their compositional techniques through modular synthesizer systems.

The vinyl format is a testimony to the label’s dedication to produce music in a physical form. The result is a four side, double LP packaged in original artwork (including a special poster) by Italian artist Matteo Giampaglia, with handmade lettering by Caterina Scardillo.

It is an invitation to a territory of oscillations, and a trip of 10 (+ 2 extra digital) tracks that reconsiders the concept of sound design applied to electronic club music."

A Little Play With ADM15 Spectre...

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Audio Damage, Inc.

"Just having a bit of fun with Spectre. It is in the lower-left-hand corner of the Euro case. In the first half of the video, I'm manually triggering it. In the second, I just mult the snare trigger. It is in Infinite Mode in this demonstration, and I switch back and forth between bin shift and pitch shift.

Kick and snare are 2 x ADM12 Neuron + ADM07 Mad Hatter, driven by ADM06 Sequencer 1. The delay I occasionally play with (directly to the right of Spectre, with the same panel config) is an alpha version of a clocked delay we are working on. Synth stuff is from WMD/SSF set."

Roland Boutique JP-08 Demo - Discovery One - By PolyEvolver

"Hi Folks, I made this track to demo the new Roland Boutique Jupiter JP-08 Synthesizer. All but the 1 Acoustic Guitar track (NI Strummed Acoustic), The Piano ( Roland FA06) and Drums (LPX Drummer), are sounds straight from eh JP-08 or That I made on it, nothing more. I felt this track required the extras like guitar and piano but what you get here is a diverse range of sounds and feel for the instrument. There's 14 tracks of Jupiter in there so plenty to pick out, enjoy."

Fully Restored ARP 2600 & 3604P With Aftertouch

via this auction

"Here is a list of the work that was done on this synthesizer:

ARP 3604 Keyboard:
All old rubber Pratt-Read key bushings were replaced with new bushings
Sample and hold capacitors replaced with WIMA capacitors
CV memory opamp replaced
Aftertouch sensor added to keyboard
Keyboard Bus bars (3 total) replaced with new ones
Keyboard leveled, lubed, calibrated
New tolex and hardware
Cinch Jones connector replaced with 8-Pin DIN

ARP 2600
Case stripped, repaired, re-tolexed
All case hardware, latches, handles, rubber feet, screws, corners, finish washers replaced
Recessed 8-Pin DIN jack added
Aftertouch circuit (0-10V, 10V=Maximum aftertouch pressure) added
Old power supply removed and replaced with a Power One linear supply (Much nicer than original)
All tantalum capacitors replaced with new tantalum capacitors
All polarized capacitors replaced
Opamps in audio signal path upgraded
Reverb driver circuit completely rebuilt down to the resistors (Now it is dead quiet even when driving the reverb tank at 100%)
Reverb tank replaced with 17" Accutronics reverb tank.
Original 4019 VCA module replaced with modern clone (NEA4019) which uses very high quality matched SSM2220 and SSM2212 transistors as well as a Burr-Brown output opamp.
Power indicator lamp replaced
Unit fully calibrated

TECHNICS SY 1010 Vintage Japanese Analog Mono Synthesizer SN CA7 J25A 050

via this auction

The CAT by Octave model 1853 SN A1029

via this auction

"This item is all original and is in great condition. It is missing one knob on the far left-hand side on the bottom other than that it is in great shape the serial number is a1029"


via this auction

Skull in the O ROLAND JX-8P & PG-800 Programmer & Memory Cart

via this auction

TWISTED Head Eurorack Modular Synth Case

via this auction

"Modular Eurorack case built from various available materials. Pictured is the available from stock in moisture resistant MDF. So when you spill your coffee over the rack at least the case will survive. Built to accommodate Doepfers A100 DIY 84hp kit which fits perfectly. Modules or DIY kit not included. Flat packed and shipped from the UK worldwide. Will need to be constructed and glued. All holes drilled. Other sizes available to order."


Thumbs from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Buchla 200e live improvisation"

Telharmonic Drone 01

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Matthew Shaw

"Make Noise Telharmonic drone.
Telharmonic tonic set to a low tuning, Centroid set fully counter clockwise and modulated with a slow cycling envelope from a Intellijel Quadra. HLock modulated by a random burst clock from a Wogglebug. Telharmonic out sent to MMG and cutoff modulated by a slow QPLFO"

Elektron Audio/CV Split Cable Kit

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Elektron

"The Audio/CV Split Cable Kit is a multi-purpose cable and connector solution suitable for a wide range of applications.

More info at"

"Audio/CV Split Cable Kit

A multi-purpose cable and connector solution

The Audio/CV Split Cable Kit makes the studio work run smooth. It is
suitable for a wide range of applications and especially ideal for:

Analog Rytm users wanting to connect the dual mono separate voice out
jacks to a mixer or sound card.

Analog Four users wanting to sequence external analog gear with the
dual CV/Gate outputs.

Octatrack users wanting to sample from consumer electronic devices
featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Modular users wanting a signal splitting solution essentially
functioning as a 4 × output multiple module.

In the box:
1 × cable adapter module, featuring a 3.5mm stereo plug and 2 × 3.5mm and
2 × 1/4” mono jacks
1 × 3.5mm to 1/4” headphone plug adapter
2 × 3.5mm to 1/4” TR cables"

geoShred - Star Spangled Geo

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Jordan Rudess

GeoShred Warm Accoustic

iTunes: GeoShred - Wizdom Music LLC

"*** Special introductory price of US$14.99 until January 30, 2016 ***
GeoShred, The Future of Shredding … No strings attached

GeoShred is NOT just another app. GeoShred is a powerful, musical instrument that offers a performance environment on a multi-touch surface unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Physical modeling synthesis is back with a vengeance.

GeoShred lets you create music using expressive physical modeling synthesis. You can achieve realistic guitar sounds, and also bend, stretch and manipulate the sound into endless possibilities. You can explore, edit and control the mechanics of a guitar model – solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and much, much more!

GeoShred’s unique, responsive user interface for performance and extensive sound design enables you to directly control dozens of model parameters and effects.

With GeoShred, you have the power to make music that comes alive with expression, real controllable feedback, finger vibratos, note slides, power chords, auto-arpeggios and much, much more.

Ostinator Phrase Looper for iPad Demo

Published on Dec 16, 2015 AskAudio Mag

Ostinator-looper,sampler - Living Memory Software
Thor Polysonic Synthesizer - Propellerhead Software AB

"Designed in the style of a familiar pedal box for effortless, uncomplicated, no fuss operation, Ostinator is a single track stereo phrase looper focused on hands free control during live performance. Use it to create anything from long loops to short decaying echoes. Crossfading options enable creation of seamless drones and overdubbing offers undoable "sound on sound" layering. All performance controls are available on a single screen but Ostinator’s main strength is painless remote control while it runs in the background.


- AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatible.
- Supports AudioCopy, AudioShare and “Open In…”
- Audio file import & export via iTunes.
- Hands free operation using a MIDI controller.
- MIDI assignable to every performance parameter.
- Optional, adjustable crossfading for seamless loops.
- Adjustable fade out time when playback stops.
- Adjustable loop feedback for infinite looping or echoes.
- Re-trigger mode, loops can be restarted.
- Prerecorded loops can be loaded with MIDI program change.
- Up to 12 minutes of stereo recording time.
- Get up and running quickly with onscreen help.
- Built-in PDF Manual.


Loops can be loaded, triggered and recorded remotely using MIDI controls (i.e. from footpedals or a sequencer). Tempo based looping is possible by sending the appropriate trigger messages but Ostinator is focused on simple manual control for live performers and as such does not provide any slicing, timestretch or pitch changing functions.

Ostinator is tested as thoroughly as possible and we hope there are no bugs left! If you do find one please report it to us rather than writing a negative review because of it. Email with a simple description. We hate bugs too and we're always ready to stamp them out quickly!"


Published on Dec 16, 2015 LESINDES

"4ms Quad Pingable LFO with the speech synthesizer for wavetables.
Trying THREE dieferent VCFs!"

RELOAD - Modular Mix

Published on Dec 16, 2015 RELOAD

"a little mix improvisation on my modular system
Make Noise Brains and Pressure Points sequence my DNA Pittsburgh, modulation by Nano Rand S & H for DNA and by Bishop's Miscellany for sequence.......and with Erica Synth VCF
Make Noise Rene sequence DPO and go to Koma VCF......
Delay and Reverb: Make Noise Echophon and Erbe-Verb
TipTop Audio BD808 and SD808 for rhythm
Modular synthesizer only, no external effect, no mastering.....

Merci à Olivier pour la prise de vue......."

MBX one M2 : Filter : Tapae walking street (TH)

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Pitiloves Official

"MBX one M2 : Filter

@ Tapae walking street
Rachadamnoen Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200


Piti loves our instruments. Co.,Ltd.
Chiang Mai, Thailand"


New :: MBX one M2 :: portable synthesizer by Piti


Published on Dec 16, 2015 Ebotronix

Linear Gate Sequence by Doepfer A 152
+ ~ -

Nord Sound Manager: Editing and Organizing Set Lists

Published on Dec 16, 2015 NordKeyboards

Love the background audio for this one.

"This tutorial shows how to edit and organize your Set Lists, in the Nord Electro 5, using the Nord Sound Manager.

Important! Make sure to install the latest versions of Nord Electro 5 OS and Nord Sound Manager first.

Download the latest version of the Nord Sound Manager here:

Download the latest Nord Electro 5 OS version here:"

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