MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The specter in the cistern

Published on Dec 30, 2015 MIDERA

Spectralis 2 - All monophonic parts (3), sequencing, all drum sounds
Accelerator - keys
Access Virus TI - pads
Eventide Space - reverb
Onyx mixer 1220

Canon 60D, 50mm f1.8 lens

Update via MIDERA: "The Spectralis 2 has a 4-oscillator hybrid monosynth engine (what most people think of when they say they like the sound of it). Those 4 oscillators can be split into 3 'trigger groups' and sequenced separately through the LP, MM, or fixed filterbank. This is an example of the use of all 3 trigger groups."

Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 demo

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Seth Elgart

"Five minute demo of the new Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 Eurorack module. All sounds exclusively made by the Drone Commander, no effects or any other modules were used with the exception of an envelope to trigger the DC-2e."

Korg WaveStation AD Demo (Part 1)

Published on Dec 30, 2015 perfectcircuitaudio

"This video demonstrates the sound of the KORG WaveStation AD vector synthesizer."

Perfect Circuit Audio on eBay

Akai AX60 Professional Polyphonic Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Linn LM-1 The Demo you want to hear!!! Famous Patterns****HQ

Published on Dec 30, 2015 javd007

"In this Video, I play some patterns on my LM-1. I have included a bit of poorly programmed and poorly played Oberheim OB8 just for context. I will not state where I have heard these patterns, or IF I even have heard these patterns before. Comment Below!"


Published on Dec 30, 2015

"pings, clicks & drones~~~~~~~~~~~~pings by Doepfer A117
(clock by Wogglebug Burstout) A152, A143-2,pings to RS 500e²
clicks by Sem VCO² , A160² ,Grendel Formant Filter², A 101-2²
drones by Moog Taurus 2, Triple Waver Folder, RS 110², Optomix
and Moog Freqbox ²² , A131, RS 110, QMMG , A134
long reverse envelope by 4ms Peg, QPLFO

A Visit to Oberlin's TIMARA Program Featuring the Bell Labs Hal Alles & Other Vintage Synths

Laurie Spiegel Playing 1977 Bell Labs Hal Alles Synth

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2007 Laurie Spiegel

Above: a now classic video of Laurie Spiegel performing on the Bell Labs Hal Alles.

Mark Boyd of Audulus, Endangered Audio Research and Bimini Road met up with Peter Swendsen of Oberlin's TIMARA program to talk synth. Mark showed Peter Audulus, and Peter showed Mark TIMARA's collection. Included was the historic Bell Labs Hal Alles, the first realtime digital synthesizer; made famous by synth legend Laurie Spiegel. See the video above (1st posted here, and then here with a second video).

Pics include the Bell Labs Hal Alles, vintage Buchla & Music Easel, ARP 2600, Blue EML 200 & Silver EML 300 Manual Controller, STEIM cracklebox, and an EMS VCS3 Putney.

A Few Sounds from the Malekko Roland 500 series

Published on Dec 29, 2015 Muff Wiggler

"little exploration of a simple patch with the Malekko Roland Series 500 eurorack modules. it's pretty basic.

audio path: oscillator -2 squares + 1 saw to filter to VCA to phaser
CV path: Malekko Richter noisering output 1 to osc pitch, clock out of noise ring triggers malekko roland Envelope which opens malekko roland VCA and also is mod input for the filter along with output 2 of the noisering

phaser is post VCA and wet/dry mix is manipulated throughout the video. sorry if it's phaser heavy. i like the phaser.

later in the video other mod sources are added and an attenuator is used on the noisering output 1 to scale note values."

Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15

Published on Nov 25, 2015 Chris David

Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Introduction
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Noise Generators [1]
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Noise Generators [2]
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Waveshaping & Fluctuation
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Sample & Hold
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Sample & Hold tricks
Rob Hordijk masterclass 21-11-15 Some other tricks

DSP Synthesizers Releases CR-4/DR-55 6HP rev2 PCB

via DSP Synthesizers:

"The rev2 PCB has arrived. Perfect as a first DIY build. You can still order it as a kit and prebuilt. The PCB comes with a presoldered SMD SOIC-8 version of the chip so just jacks and only simple components needs to be soldered. SMD SOIC-8 version of chip and a 10-pin bus power header. 5volt LDO regulator onboard for 12v Power. The board is made for Thonkiconn jacks and a 6HP panel. If you dont want to use the board for a euromodule it can be sawed off at the D1-D4 diodes and used for non euro projects.

You can order it for $45 here including international shipping.
Please add a note for what sound you want programmed into the board, DR-55, CR-4 or RW."

NSFW: A New Device From with the Oddest Product Name Ever?

Metasonix gets a run for it's money in the offensive product name category. This one in via @midi_error, via

Hordijk--Edge of Chaos

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Todd Barton

"This is a patch created by Rob Hordijk during his lecture here: [5th video posted here]

better audio here:
It is an extremely dense and varied patch, but I'm choosing to just demonstrate just a small portion: the difference between a drone and chaos which is just barely a micrometer shift in the potentiometer. It occurs at 1:13"

OSC1899 jam with Arp2500 and TR808 @ CEM Studios

Published on Jul 3, 2015 Chris David

"Jammin' on the mighty Arp 2500 synthesizer and the Roland TR808 @ CEM studios in Rotterdam. Hope you enjoy!"

Mono-poly & OSC1899 jam @ CEM Arp2500, Roland TR808, TR909

Published on Jul 4, 2015

"Jamming on the Roland TR808 & TR909 and the Arp 2500."

Wersi Pianostar T2000, Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Hard00 Fernandez

"A short Demo of the Wersi Pianostar T2000. It has several timbres, oscillator detune, a sweet sounding VCF-section wich is quite similar to the Wersistar.

The Unit is 4 sale on ebay. (Pickup near Frankfurt/Main)"

Details in German followed by Googlish below. Note this is the first Pianostar T2000 demo on MATRIXSYNTH. The Pianostar was only briefly mentioned in two previous posts. One on Peter Forest's A-Z of Analogue Synthsizers here, and one on a brochure for the Wersi Condor DX100 here.

"Das Wersi Pianostar aus den 70ern sieht nicht nur unverschämt gut aus, fast wie ein Rhodes eben, sonder unter der Haube verbirgt sich eine voll analoge Klangerzeugung á la Wersistar. Das gute Stück einfach als E-Piano zu bezeichnen wird ihm also absolut nicht gerecht.

Hohner String Performer – Vintage Analog String Machine

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Hard00 Fernandez

"a litte Demo of the Honer String Performer.

The Unit is 4 sale on ebay. (Pickup near Frankfurt/Main)"

Peter Forrest's A-Z of Analogue Synthesisers - Revised Editions Part One & Two

via this auction

"Both highly collectible and extremely useful - the ultimate reference for vintage analog synthesizers!"

Blue Roland SH-101 Analog Mono Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 vintage analog synthesizer with DCB SN 232705

via this auction

Vintage AKAI AX-60 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 6R Polyphonic Synthesizer with Extras

via this auction

"Oberheim Matrix 6R Polyphonic Synthesizer

- Used in very good condition
- Tested
- Original ownner's manual
- Picture shows Eprom M6R2.13 from Japan
- 2 cassettes with factory patches Vol 3 & 12 (not tested)
- Everything as shown in pictures
- Zoom pictures to see details and condition"

Pics of the inside below.

E950 Noise In My Head (there's lots of it...)

"First tests with my final production E950. Loads more options and sonic possibilities over the proto version. Love it!"

Worm Hole Drone

Published on Dec 30, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Trying out the 'Radio Music' module by Music Thing Modular, and mixing it with drone atmospheres from Protean, and the Telharmonic module. Extra FX processing with Clouds, and Erbe-Verbe"

SynthGraphics Roland JD-XA Front Panel Overlays in Matt Black with Shift Key Options

For those that prefer a matt black finish to the JD-XA's original glossy finish, SynthGraphics sells an overlay for you. It also has the SHIFT key options omitted on the original panel. One for the JD-Xi is coming.

BTW, I realized I did not have a SynthGraphics channel label for these so I created one.  You can find previous posts via the channel link at the bottom of this post.  Remember you can filter posts by any channel at the bottom of any post.

Hordijk modular sequence

Published on Aug 21, 2015 Chris David

"Demonstration of the Rob Hordijk modular system. This system is designed and built by Dutch synth builder Rob Hordijk. The sequence is driven by the M569 sequencer from German manufacturer Moon Modular."

OSC1899 live @ Le Guess Who 2015 [Rob Hordijk, RE301, RS09, BigSky]

Published on Nov 23, 2015 Chris David

"Video recording of my live performance at Modulation @ LeGuessWho Festival 2015."

Falafelbiels&OSC1899 Live@Noodlebar 24-11-2015

Published on Nov 28, 2015 Chris David

Serge & eurorack.

Roland TR909 & TR808 Jams by Chris David

Roland TR909 & RE501 techno jam

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Chris David

"Jamming on the Roland TR909 and RE501 chorus echo."

TR909 + EFX1000 + BigSky

Published on Sep 15, 2015

"Building some grooves with the 909 and FX."

TR808 + EFX1000 + BigSky

Published on Sep 10, 2015

Roland SH-09 Noodling by Chris David

Roland SH09 & RS09, RE501, Moon M569, Strymon BigSky, Rob Hordijk modular, Pigtronix Infinity

Published on Aug 19, 2015 Chris David

SH09, RE301, RE501 & BigSky noodle

Published on Sep 18, 2015 Chris David

"Exploring the sonic boundaries of the Roland RE301 and RE501 chorus echo tape delays. Both units have splendid self oscillating capabilities with the Sound on Sound functionality."

Yamaha CS60, Roland RE501 & Strymon BigSky

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Chris David

"Improvisation on the Yamaha CS60, Roland RE501 chorus echo and the Strymon BigSky."

Yamaha CS60, Pigtronix Infinity & Roland RE501

Published on Aug 7, 2015

"Ambient drone with Yamaha CS60 and Pigtronix Infinity looper."

Micromoog drone & knob tweaking

Published on Aug 4, 2015 Chris David

Micromoog knob tweaking

Published on Aug 4, 2015

EDP Wasp arpeggio

Published on Aug 5, 2015 Chris David

Serge Videos by Chris David

Serge Animal, Quadslope, ASR, TKB & Strymon BigSky
Serge modular ambient drone
Serge modular, TR909, RE301, RE501 & BigSky
Serge modular & Blippoo Box live noodle
Serge modular & RE301 ethereal patch
Serge modular & RE301 soundscape
Serge modular & RE301 soothing patch
OSC1899 Live@Kuru Plirr - "Vid of my gig at Kuru Plirr festival in Estonia this year.

Setup: Roland TR808, Serge modular, Strymon BigSky, Roland SP404sx, Korg Microsampler. The sequences were build up based on Bladerunner movie samples. On the fly I improvised on the sample I played from the SP404sx."

ARP 2600 Videos by Chris David

Arp 2600 & Strymon BigSky & Future Retro Mobius [patch 1]
Arp 2600 & Strymon BigSky & Future Retro Mobius [patch 2]
Arp 2600 S/H arpeggio
Arp 2600 + TR808 techno groove
Arp 2600 + TR808 dubby groove
Arp2600 & Space

Blippoo Box drone

Published on Jul 5, 2015 Chris David

"Drone made with Rob Hordijk's Blippoo Box (banana version) and the Strymon BigSky reverb pedal. For the Strymon I used the Cloud reverb.

Video was shot with a Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder. Audio was captured with a Tascam DR60D-mkll."

COTK Modular videos by chriskras68

1. COTK-Modular goes WEST COAST - Uploaded on Jun 30, 2011

"Another experimental patch.
Testing EMS-VCS3-Filter and Ring Modulator.

For Better Sound Quality:"

2. COTK-Modular goes EMS - Uploaded on Jun 26, 2011

"Testing DIY EMS CMS3 Filter and Ring Modulator.
Thanks to Yusynth for his great work!"

3. COTK Modular + MoonModular - An attempt... Uploaded on Apr 11, 2011

"Live Recording of my (as yet) little COTK Modular System and MoonModular M569 Sequencer. Strings from Logan String Melody II + Equinoxe Phaser + UE 405 Effects. Bass-Lead from Jupiter 6 + EHX MemoryMan Delay.
And yes, I love analogue ..."

Can you tell harmonic? // Patch

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Auxar

"Another musical patch with the Make Noise tELHARMONIC in shift register mode.
Modules used in this patch:
Make Noise: tELHARMONIC, Echophon, Erbe-Verb, Function, Richter Wogglebug, MMG, Brains, Moddemix, Rene, Rosie, DPO x2, Pressure points x2, Maths x2, Optomix x2, LxD
Doepfer: A-160-2, A-138, A-147
Expert Sleepers: Disting x2,Disting MK3

Audio recorded with Sonic-Core VDAT."

E-mu Emulator II Vintage Sampler "Black Angel"

Published on Dec 30, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all sounds and drums: E-mu Emulator II Sampling Synthesizer (1984)
recording: multi-tracking without MIDI
fx: a bit reverb and delay

I used the original Emulator II sampling library."


Published on Dec 30, 2015 UncertainMusicCorps

"Documenting a complex and unpredictable patch.

There is a polyphonic pad in there via OSC-02 + QMMG, driven via midi. Clouds in Parasites resonator mode and Elements in chord mode are fed tones from E350, all pitched via CV from the Minibrute keyboard. The resulting cross modulations causes odd atmospheres to drift in and out.

Its one of those patches that has evolved over several days so, by this stage, I’ve lost track of exactly what is happening at each stage and I’m unlikely to ever be able to duplicate this again. So this is just a way of grabbing a little bit of time as it passes by."

Ambient Jam - Roland System 1m - Microbrute - Roland Space Chorus tape delay

Published on Dec 30, 2015 JimBobJrJackson Earmonkey

"Just a little morning recording session. These are kind of like my musical journals, if you will. Got the System 1m and haven't had time to explore it. Just played it live from the Ensoniq EPS 16+with a little Microbute sequence going. Music doesn't have to be complex to be enjoyable."

Plankton Electronics Arrhtythmia basics

Published on Dec 30, 2015

"A brief intro to the Arrhythmia module"

See this post for details on the module.

Eurorack Modular Synthesizer - New Module: eawave spacebug

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Petri Kauppi

"Testing my DIY-kit module eaware spacebug! [some info on the spacebug below]


Pittsburgh Modular SYNTHESIZER BOX Fully Patchable Synthesizer Voice
Pittsburgh Modular Mix Mult (Mk. II)
Pittsburgh Modular MIDI 3
Pittsburgh Modular Outs (Mk. II) Stereo Headphone Amp and Line Outs
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
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
MvH Golden Multi
100m LPF with Multi
Doepfer A-115 Audio Divider
Doepfer A-116 Waveform Processor
Doepfer A-156 Dual Quantizer
Circuit Abbey TICK Clock
Ladik D-010 Twin-T drums
Eawave Spacebug delay"

via eowave

"ID: stereo analog-like delay

Spacialization and delays are essential parts of the music making process. But have you ever experienced the spacialization power of an analog delay ? The SpaceBug is an analog-like delay featuring an additional LFO with variable speed and depth parameters as well as regeneration capabilities. With the SpaceBug, you will master space and time with only five knobs: space and time to set the delay, speed and depth for LFO modulations, and regen to regenerate the sound. SpaceBugs are great for live applications with their small size, their easy-to-use interface and their powerful unique sounds. With their analog warmth and modulation capabilities, SpaceBugs cannot be compared to other delays. It's more than that, it's a SpaceBug.

Note that SpaceBugs are not produced anymore!!!

Technical specifications
Delay Time
Feedback regeneration
Mix wet/dry
Space right/left
Variable triangle LFO with depth & speed parameters
Bypass switch
AC 12 V powered

audio demo 1
audio demo 2
audio demo 3
audio demo 4

download the manual"

Arturia: Five reasons to get the V Collection 4

Published on Dec 30, 2015 Arturia Web

"Are you looking for a dose of pure sonic power to beef up your virtual setup?
Mauricio Garcia, Arturia Product Specialist gives the five reasons why our software mothership, the V Collection, is made for you!"

ARP ODYSSEY Original 1976 Demo Patches!

Published on Dec 29, 2015 mootbooxle

"Moot Booxlé Demonstrates the original patches as found in the vintage 1976 ARP Odyssey manual!
Get the manual here:

Visit for loads of great music!
Thank you for watching!

Sights and sounds Copyright 2015 Moot Booxle Studios."

Mutable Instruments Clouds processing PAIA 5700 and Friends Part 2

Published on Dec 29, 2015 Paul Wilkens

"Using Mutable Instruments Clouds in Parasite Mode 2 to create a Twangy Pluck Drone

Using Epoch Benjolin and Random Source to trigger 4ms PEG. Using Qu-Bit Nano Rand, 4ms PEG to trigger Random Source. Sputnik Quad function trigger& Verbos Mutistage going into Mutable Clouds and PAIA 9700s for modulation. All sound going into PAIA then Clouds to Melekko Mix4 to audio mixer."

Part 1 here.

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