Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yamaha Montage - FM Manipulation in Real Time

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"FM synthesis is still one of those somewhat mysterious things to me. I understand the concept of algorithms, operators, carriers, modulators, and all. In theory. I remember trying to program my buddy's DX21 back in the day and getting some very cool, even if unexpected, results. Here is a little demo showing how easy it is to manipulate the FM-X engine of the Yamaha Montage in real time. All FX and synth are from the Montage. Drums are courtesy a TR8 and Simmons SDS 8 controlled from the Beatstep Pro that acts as master clock."

BANDAI NAMCO Video Game Synth Engine "Kamata" & More Arrive for KORG Gadget

Kamata - Trailer (KORG Gadget and BANDAI NAMCO Studios) Published on Jun 30, 2016 Korg
Update: Re-Published on Jul 1, 2016

"An unprecedented collaboration between KORG Gadget and BANDAI NAMCO Studios!

The mobile music creation app 'KORG Gadget', which won best mobile music app at Europe’s musical instrument show, Musikmesse 2016, has another major update! The new version 2.5 (codename: Kamata) developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Studios adds the synthesizer 'Kamata' which features a reconstructed 'Waveform Memory Sound Generator', the sound engine that produced so many legendary game sounds in the eighties!

In addition, we have added two more gadgets: 'Gladstone', with genuine drum sounds you can really feel, and “Madrid”, featuring acoustic bass, electric bass and 6 different amps for creating dynamic bass sounds! We have also installed 8 new effects, making it possible to create powerful bass tracks with more flexibility than ever before."

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

The update also includes the following:

What's New in Version 2.5.0
● Native Support: Works flawlessly with nanoKEY Studio and nanoKONTROL Studio
● Kamata: Video game sound gadget developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Studios (in-app purchase possible)
● Gladstone: Rich acoustic drum gadget that allows you to control the ambience exactly as you like (In-app purchase possible)
● Madrid: Bass gadget that creates real and dynamic sounds and includes 6 different amps (in-app purchase possible)
● Better Effects: Added 8 new effects. Insert FX increased to 5 (maximum)
● Other enhancements to make Gadget easier to use

Note the three new synth engines are in-app purchases. Also note the video denotes Wave Table and not Wavetable. Just thought that was an interesting distinction.

"Synthscapes - Vol. 3" by synth4ever - Featuring One Synth Per Track

"Synthscapes - Vol. 3 is the third album from Canadian ambient electronica artist synth4ever.

It features nearly 3.5 HOURS of relaxing ambient soundscapes, space music, soothing drones and melodic chillout sessions for your listening pleasure.

Synthscapes - Vol. 3 is designed to take you on an emotional sonic journey to the edges of the universe and beyond, through the power of electronic and synthesizer-based ambient space music.

All songs were performed, improvised and recorded in real-time using only one hardware synthesizer per track, during 2014-2016.

Headphones are highly recommended for an enhanced listening experience.

released June 21, 2016"

You'll find the list of synths used for each track below. This is a great way to hear what each synth is capable of on its own; think of each as a demo for the given synth.

Patch Notes #1 - Euclidean Rhythms with Ornament & Crime

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Our first patch example using an expanded version of the routing used in our previous tutorial exploring Euclidean Rhythms and envelopes in the Ornament & Crime eurorack module.

All 4 Euclidean Rhythm generators in Ornament & Crime are clocked by the Make Noise Tempi, which is also clocking the Wogglebug and the René X and Y clock inputs (at different rates). René is in snake mode, modulating the X CV in with the Wogglebug S&H output, Y CV by the slowly cycling Malekko ADLFO. Four channels from MN Pressure Points/Analog Memory routed to the Ornament & Crime channels modulating Euclidean Fill values on each respective channel.

The 4 channels of Euclidean Rhythms are routed to: Mutable Instruments Braids in Meta mode modulated by René; the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas in a skin/bass mode playing a short, noisy snare; the Roland Scooper which has a noise-based hihat sound whose length is being modulated by another slow ADLFO cycle; the Malekko Envelator which is triggering/modulating a resonant filter Kick in the Malekko Dual Borg. All mixed through a Malekko Mix 4 and then patched through Mutable Warps running Parasites in ping-pong delay mode.

Rhythm control is almost entirely controlled by the 4 channels of Pressure Points, changing the number of filled steps in the generated rhythms from off up to 32 steps."

12 New Synthesis Models on Analog Rytm OS 1.30c Update Elektron

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

"Sound test on the new 12 Synthesis models included on the update OS 1.30c

So basically there are 11 new "sounds" and 1 impulse generator for controlling external gear or internal modulations.

Basic Hi-Hat
Hi-Hat synthesis with a tinny electronic sound. Set the tone and decay of the transient to get as deep, or shrill, an impact as you want. The oscillators can be set to reset at the start, in order to get a more consistent sound between hits. Loads to CH and OH tracks.

Metallic Open Hi-Hat
Open Hi-Hat synthesis with a snappy metallic sound. A smattering of oscillators produces this particular brass-like alloy. Tune it to your musical needs. Loads to CH and OH tracks.

Metallic Closed Hi-Hat
Closed Hi-Hat synthesis with a snappy metallic sound. A smattering of oscillators produces this particular brass-like alloy. Tune it to your musical needs. Loads to CH and OH tracks.

Ride Cymbal
A multi-functional Cymbal with a variety of cymbal oscillator configurations. Type (A-D) selects different sets of fundamental oscillator frequencies, as well as different inter-oscillator logical interaction. The sound is composed of three different components - each with a different color. The contribution of each can be set individually. Perfect for ride-cymbal type sounds as well as a host of other types of cymbal sounds. Loads to CY and CB tracks.

Metallic Cymbal
Cymbal synthesis with a snappy metallic sound. A handful of interacting oscillators combine to give this cymbal model a distinctively cool chime. The ability to set the tone of the transient as well as the body of the cymbal sound lets you temper this model to suit your composition with ease. Loads to CY and CB tracks.

Metallic Cowbell
Two-oscillator Cowbell synthesis with a snappy metallic sound. Like the classic cowbell model, the resonant cavity of this virtual jangler can be simulated using subtle or drastic detune interaction from a second oscillator. Set the pitch proper, set the detune offset, then go scare those electric sheep away with more cowbell. Loads to CY and CB tracks.

Sharp Bass Drum
A modern, hard-impact Bass Drum model based on a single-VCO configuration. Sports a sharp transient and a choice of waveforms. There are five waveforms to choose from (Sine, Asymmetric Sine, Triangle, Sinetooth and Sawtooth), and there is a choice between letting the oscillator run freely (in order to get slight differences between hits), or have it reset each time the sound is trigged (wave graphics shown with an anchor point on the LCD). Loads to BD, SD, RS and CP tracks.

Silky Bass Drum
A silky-smooth Bass Drum with a sizeable sweet spot and a gentle VCO-click for shaping the transient. Check out the dust parameter, which lets the drum be buried in subtle (or pronounced) tape-like static. Loads to BD, SD, RS and CP tracks.

Plastic Bass Drum
A Bass Drum model that gives you a choice of either linear Frequency Modulation, or a combination of FM and ring modulation interaction between two VCOs to achieve distinct harmonics with a high degree of interesting movement. Both types of modulation produce distinctive harmonics, as well as the plastic buoyancy for which this drum model is so aptly named. Loads to BD, SD, RS and CP tracks.

Natural Snare Drum
A familiar and natural-sounding snare based on a single-VCO configuration. User-configurable noise color makes this snare highly useful for both acoustic-type snares and subtle, electronic mini-snares. Loads to BD, SD, RS and CP tracks.

Noise Generator
A white noise generator complete with a resonant low-pass filter and a high pass filter. There is also an amplitude envelope that controls the volume over time, and controls for automatically sweeping the low pass frequency. Loads to any track.

Impulse Generator
Generates a short pulse with controllable attack, decay and polarity. This model is useful for triggering external devices or the internal filter. Loads to any track."

DSI Pro 2 with Golden Gate Bridge in Background

Beautiful shot by @EphriamNagler, via @dsiSequential

"Made in SF.
Photo courtesy of @EphriamNagler.
#DSIPro2 #synthfrancisco #goldengatebridge"

Korg Electribe 2 Outdoor 01 - First contact by ElektroNoiser

Published on Jun 30, 2016

"I have a few days with E2 which I really like, it's really fun, so I decided to make a series of videos Outdoor, look for interesting scenery for this. Clearly, accompanied by the music I do with my E2. I hope you like it.

This is at the mouth of the river Maipo Llo-Lleo, Chile."

Limaflo's Chicago Boutique RIFF & BASS 5 Voice Analogue Synthesizer Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

The following is some info pulled via Ren on Kickstarter and their website. Note the website states "CONCEPT BOUTIQUE ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZERS DESIGNING CIRCUITS DIFFERENTLY TO SOUND GREAT", which implies multiple synthesizers. The Chicago appears to be their first.

"​Deep Lounge sinewaves, classic House bass, through to dirty Techno riffs.

A MIDI Saw/Square/Sub wave Analogue Synthesizer with four additional independent pulse waves that are adjustable in phase and width.

​The Chicago Boutique RIFF & BASS Analogue Synthesizer is designed with basic or limited features, yet a useful sound portfolio, made possible by the four variable phase and width pulse oscillators, in addition to the Sub, Square and Saw oscillators, all shaped by a wide bandwidth 4 pole Sallen & Key low-pass analogue filter.

The 'limited edition' product features:

Analogue signal path from the oscillator to the output
1 x Saw or Square wave (selectable)
1 x Synced Square Sub (-1 Octave) - it also divides the Saw frequency by 2
4 x independent Pulse waves with automatic or manual adjustment of the phase, and manual adjustment of the pulse width
Tune (0 to +60 cents), 3rd, 5th or 7th
MIDI In, MIDI Thru, channel selection 1 to 16
Classic Gate mode or Gate and 'Trigger on every note' mode
6 channel mixer
Amplifier ADSR
Sallen & Key 24dB/Octave Low pass filter with Attack, Peak, Decay, Sustain and Resonance control
Set to sine (low frequency filter) switch
Filter decay mode switch
482 mm (19") x 132 mm (3U) and ~40 mm from face to base
1 Watt power dissipation
Approx. 2 kg"

Moebius Lab for iPad Released

iTunes: Moebius Lab - Amazing Noises

"Moebius Lab is a multimorphic sound processor which contains a synth, a varispeed stereo sample player, 9 time domain effects, 6 spectral effects, 7 slots for external audio application, and nearly 200 LFOs that can modulate each parameter.
You can move the effects along two chains, and get endless combinations of incredible sounds. ALL the App parameters can be modulated with dedicates LFO (one independent LFO for each parameter!).

To get you started, you have more than 200 ready-mades presets.
Each effect has an in-line help with an explanation of the parameters.

The screen is divided into 3 horizontal areas: the top one contains the sound source (Sample player/External Input/Internal Synth), the middle one contains the Time Domain Effects Chain with four slots for external apps, the bottom one contains the Spectral Effects Chain.
The two effect chains are connected in a sort of Moebius Ring: you can route the signal from the Time Domain Chain to the Spectral Chain and vice versa.
You can even add up to 7 IAA effects and/or instruments, the number of possibilities is huge!

- EXCITER The Exciter Node distorts the signal below (Saturation) or above (Excitation) a given frequency.
- RINGER A ring modulator with distortion and feedback.
- KLAMPER Clamps the signal with some special features.
- SWARMER A “superchorus”, excellent to create super fat synth sounds (and more). It is composed by a chain of modulated delay lines.
- FILTER The Filter node has two configurations:
Dub: dual low-pass high-pass state variable filter with resonance and overlap factor.
Morph: a triple low-pass/band-pass/high-pass state variable filter with resonance and continuous morphing between the filter types.
- SPLITDEL A dual band delay with feedback.
- REDUKTOR This node can be used to decimate and do other “bad things” to your signal.
- SHIFTER A dual band frequency shifter.
- REVERSO Plays the signal in reverse at regular rate.
- BRICKWALL A spectral brickwall filter.
- GRIP This node samples and holds spectral components of the incoming signal, based on their amplitude.
- BLUR A (noisy) “spectral reverb”. The duration of the spectral components is prolonged (blurred).
- DEGRADER A spectral decimator.
- FLUTTER Flutter is a sort of animated brickwall. Two spectral sinusoidal LFOs define the frequency boundaries. The spectral components which are inside or outside (depending on the Spectral Balance) these boundaries are suppressed.
- PLATEVERB As the name suggests this is a classic Plate Reverb.
- DYNAMICS PROCESSOR You can change the output sound using a compressor and expander effect. This is used to either reduce or expand the dynamic range of an audio signal.

The internal synth contains two band limited oscillators, a complex oscillator, a ladder filter, an envelope generator and a sub-bass oscillator.

Other Features:

- Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (sender and FX)
- Built-In​ Stereo Sampler with varispeed
- Control Manager LFO for Parameters
- Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
- File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
- Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad"

tc electronic Ditto x4 Looper - First Test

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"I have just received a tc electronic Ditto X4 looper, and this is actually the first time I have ever used a looper pedal. In this first, rough improv video, I am looping the Teenage Engineering OP-1, the Make Noise 0-Coast synth and a Gibson Les Paul; effects used were the Strymon blueSky and El Capistan and the Eventide H9. Not the best looping demonstration, but I'll get better at it..."

WALDORF NW-1 Wavetable Oscillator Module with Original Box

via this auction

"Manufacturer Description:

NW1 is our debut product for the popular Eurorack format. It includes an advanced wavetable engine with independent control of spectral envelope and noisiness – just like Nave.

Intellijel Atlantis Subtractive Synthesizer Voice w/ Pittsburgh Modular Cell 48

via this auction

"Manufacturer Description:
the atlantis is heavily inspired by the architecture and sound of the classic roland sh-101. it has always been one of our favorite synths and we really liked how the seemingly limited architecture allowed for all sorts of creative and musically useful sounds to be easily generated.

1983 Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 378404 with Stand & Original Box

via this auction

Note the original box has the serial number on it.

Korg MonoPoly with MIDI & Original Gig Bag

via this auction

"Up for sale is our superb Korg MonoPoly Analogue synthesiser fitted with the excellent Midipoly midi system complete with original Korg Softcase."

32 Voice Radikal Technologies Accelerator Synthesizer

via this auction

Two additional voice expansion boards installed

"Each voice consists of three oscillators, two multimode filters, 6 envelope generators, three voice LFOs and one section LFO. Phasemodulation, time linearity modulation, oscillator synchronisation, ringmodulation, sweepable waveforms and a unique modulation and audio matrix allow for a much bigger spectrum fexibility than the analog subtractive synthesizer counterpart. An additional noise source with independent multimode filtering and variable signal routing has been added for more sonic flexibility. A three band full parametric EQ per voice is a perfect addition to the engine to place that instrument right into the mix. A very nice balanced lightweight keyboard with 61 keys, keyboard split option, aftertouch and velocity sensitivity completes the new synthesizer."

Elektron Sidstation

via this auction

A Resurected Roland Juno 106

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Izotope Studio

"Первое включение Roland Juno 106 после тотальной реставрации.Все работы сделаны своими руками =)"

A funky sequence just for you.

XOXX Composer

XOXX Composer from Axel Bluhme on Vimeo.

A new video for the XOXX Composer. The first post went up back in March of 2015. See the Axel Bluhme channel label for more details.

Waveform City Episode 41 Metasonix - Brutal and Honest Insight on the Modular Maker Scene

Listen to this one through. This is one of the better interviews. No fluff. Eric Barbour of Metasonix gives candid and unforgiving insight on the modular manufacturers scene. If you want honesty, Eric gives it. At around 29:00 he touches on comparisons to classic gear, excessive fandom, and an interesting conversation he had with Bob Moog. At 1:09:55 you'll get the source of the colorful names behind Metasonix products.

Meet The Makers - Steve Dunnington of Moog

Published on Jun 30, 2016 sonicstate

"Senior designer/engineer at Moog Music, Steve Dunington talks, Mother 32, and Moog-ness"

TTSH sqwalking

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Cray

"TTSH arp 2600 clone"

Sonic Potions LXR drum synth random skip riddim

Published on May 5, 2016 kubimaturi

"LXR drumsynth random 1 trigger substep change.
like a ethnic riddim?

this tips is official LXR OS only.
this tips point is randam chioce next pattern(use Next Pattern setting r1~r8)
I choice start random point by push substep button for 0:33~.

1. setting step length(patgen "len") is 1step and write 1 drum trigger.
2. The same settings add at other substeps too and write other drum voice.(substep 1 = kick, substep 2 = snare, etc...)
3. substep setting "Next Pattern" set r1~8(randam next step). this is your choice is best :)
4. push start affter you get lovey randam riddim!!"

Vintage Acetone Roland 70's Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"To me it sounds a lot like an SH-1. Lots of bass, very cool pulse modulation capabilities... Pure monophonic analog goodness. A lot of simple usable options and features that make for basically just really a very fun and easy to program and play piece of hardware. Filters are sweet as (same as SH-1 I believe). All sliders, chips, oscillators, filters, pots, knobs and switches work 100% correctly as far as I can tell - definitely happy to make a sample video and/or have a test play on pickup though.

An interesting feature of this unit is the analog 1/4 TRS in. Basically you can pipe any mono audio source in, then use the great resonant analog filters on this machine to warm up/filter your signal. I used this feature a lot to warm up my digital synths, passing them via the Acetone filters.

There is also a TRS jack marked 'EXT. MODULATION'. I, nor anyone I could find online has been able to quite figure out how to utilize this yet though."

Roland System100 Model 101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 9589

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer serial number 9589. This synth has the membrane type keyboard, which has the usual issues. The keyboard is uneven and some keys don't always trigger well. This type of keyboard is not easily repaired. The synth is in great shape otherwise. It has never gigged and it has only lived in a smoke-free studio. I am the second owner. I have the original box and manual. There are several Midi to CV converter boxes available, which will allow you to bypass the synths own keyboard. The Kenton, Pro Solo MKII and USB Solo, as well as the Doefper MCV4 will do the trick. I have set the price of the auction with the cost of the converter in mind."

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks (Vintage Drum Machine)

via this auction

"A classic machine from 1984. Includes extra eprom sounds. Thirteen drum sounds all with programmable tuning and level control. Extensive editing with copy and paste ability & a mixer section for individual sounds, six individual outputs, one mono mix output, and cassette in/out for offline memory storage. It should have a service/clean as some of the buttons could be more responsive. Although it has been stored for several years, it has some scratches that came with it when I bought it (shown in the photos)."

Sequential Circuits - Prophet VS Rack SN 0069

via this auction

"Works perfectly well, recently serviced by Analog Lab, New York City."

Introducing CZounds - Otherworldly Patches for your Casio CZ Synthesizer

Published on Apr 9, 2016 CZounds

"Introducing CZounds – Otherworldly patches for your Casio CZ synthesizer. Our patches recreate the sounds of 1980s synthpop bands. Visit for audio demos and patch lists."

CZounds Presents CZingles 1984

Published on Jun 21, 2016 CZounds

"'CZingles 1984' – A demo of Casio CZ synth patches based on sounds from 12 radio hits of 1984. All sounds in this video were played on a Casio CZ-101. Even the drums! Visit for audio demos and patch lists."

CZounds Presents PhyCZical Attraction

Published on Jun 21, 2016

"'PhyCZical Attraction' – A demo of Casio CZ synth patches based on sounds from songs by Madonna. All sounds in this video were played on a Casio CZ-101. Even the drums! Visit for audio demos and patch lists."

Electro Harmonix Mini Synthesizer

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Jeremy Hansen

Just a new quick demo of an EHX Mini Synth. They aren't featured often on the site, so I thought I'd post it to give you an idea of what it sounds like.


E.V. TRICK :::: RECO-SYNTH from arthur joly on Vimeo.

Mini guitar synth with spring, echo, synth, and fuzz.

Adriano Clemente: the Seaboard RISE changes how I create sound

Published on Jun 30, 2016 ROLI

"In our latest story about how real-life artists are using the Seaboard RISE we feature Adriano Clemente, the Brooklyn-based sound designer and DJ known for his genre-bending sets of techno, ambient, and synthwave music. Adriano is obsessed with sounds — and even more so with the technology that helps him create new ones. He’s using three of the Seaboard RISE’s dimensions of touch — Press, Slide, and Glide — to add depth and color to his music. This multidimensional sound control is changing the way he makes music, whether he’s performing at an underground club in Brooklyn or crafting sonic textures in his studio."

EuroDoodle // 002 - Bass & Drums

Published on Jun 30, 2016 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 047-
EuroDoodle 002-

Small doodle using the Arturia Beatstep for sequencing the Eurorack. Bass is coming from the Eurorack patch, Drums are from Ableton Live.


Part 1 here.

Toppobrillo Sport Modulator

Published on Jun 30, 2016 jamescigler

"A brief overview and demo of the Toppobrillo Sport Modulator eurorack module."

Mystical Ambient Pads With Roland RS5 + Strymon

Published on Jun 30, 2016 JediSid

"Mystical Ambient Pads With Roland RS5 + Strymon ElCapistan and BlueSky"

4MS DLD feedback processing study

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Leoš Hort

"Using Highpass, Lowpass filter and bitcrusher in the feedbackloop of DLD."

thunderstorm sound on eurorack explained

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Leoš Hort

"explanation of the patching at the end of the video. Made on request. Sorry about bad english speaking. anyway cheers Alissa!"

Buchla 212r - Dodecamodule - acid addicton

Published on Jun 30, 2016 DJjondent

"A first test video of a Buchla format 212r .
This is a new build of mine.

Lots of fun. The filter is wonderful ... getting heaps of lovely resonant & bubbly TB 303 sounds.
I've used a vintage 258 (square wave section) as the audio source.

The Output Amplifier section (lower right) is very special with its voltage control over amplitude, location & reverb.

No post audio processing has been done on the video."

Akai Rhythm Wolf Patterns

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Synth Universe

"The best I could get out of the Wolf! I hate the snare and the bass synth is OK on its own, but I couldn't get what I wanted with it playing with the pattern. Best bit: I like the muting of drum parts. Haven't really looked at syncing it with analog gear. I tried a Korg Poly 61, but it didn't work. It will probably work with the new Korg stuff like the Volcas and Monotribe. Or not."

Rebel Technology Puredata Tutorials

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Rebel Technology


1. Pure Data on OWL Tutorial Part 1

"Tutorial showing how to make and load Puredata patches on the OWL Modular and OWL Pedal.
The online version is available on our website:"

2. Pure Data on the OWL tutorial 2

"Our second tutorial on running Pure Data on the Rebel Technology OWL Modular / Pedal.

To get the patch and detailed instructions visit our website:"

3. Puredata Tutorial 3: Open Sound Module

"How to make a simple sequencer in Pure Data to control a modular synth over wifi, using OSC and the Rebel Technology Open Sound Module. Full write up here:

Download the patch here:"

New Version of Reactable for iPad will Offer Tangible Controls Like it's Big Brother

We have some pics. See the update in this post for what it will look like.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beast Frenzy (Akai Timbre Wolf & Tom Cat, Moog & Boss Pedals)

Published on Jun 29, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
This is a good example of what the Timbre Wolf can sound like with some good processing. Synth 1 & 2, the call & respond bass lines, are going out of the main out, utilizing the built in distortion, or "Howl". Synth 3 is going thru the Boss DD-6 delay pedal. Synth part 4 is going thru the Moog Freqbox, then the Moog Drive. The Tom Cat uses it's own distortion for this track. All tracks were recorded into Logic and then processed with a bit of compression, eq and some verb send. Let me know what you think and what I should run it thru next!"

Threeler VCF eurorack filter by Ian Fritz and Synthcube

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Flux302 of

" for more info"

amnésie - rehearsal

Published on Jun 29, 2016 ikkini

MFB, Dark Energy & A4

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Dylan Nau

"MFB Schlagzwerg on loan from a buddy. MFB - drums, Dark Energy does the bass line, percussion on the A4 as well as routing the 2 other machines."


Published on Jun 29, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"electronic instrumental music, New age style , Everton arrangements. synthesizers used .. Yamaha Cs-50 Roland Sh-5 , Roland juno-106 Drum Machine Korg 55B ..."

ROLAND D-50 Linear Synthesizer in Excellent Condition

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 283218 with Original Box

via this auction

"Near mint condition, hardly used

Fully serviced and calibrated and working perfectly

There are few left in this condition as it's virtually new."

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples

Published on Jun 29, 2016 RolandChannel

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A01 Massive Pad
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A02 Masaki Brass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A03 Pomona Lead
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A04 Square Rip
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A05 Rounder Bass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A06 Pillbox Bass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A07 Anthem Lead

Seekbeats Overview

Published on Jun 29, 2016 pantsofdeath

iTunes: SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer - Rodrigo Yanez

MFB TANZMAUS // First Session // Tweaking the KICK

Published on Jun 29, 2016 LESINDES

"FIRST SESSION tweaking the KICK. by its 8 parameters. This is only a short trip to give you an idea of the versatality. A thorough and detailled one-by-one-examination of MFB TANZMAUS' analog instruments (KICK, SNARE, RIMSHOT; CLAPS, TOMS will follow soon."

No Coast Synth Drone Sludge Static ORGY OF NOISE via Bill T Miller on Make Noise Music 0-Coast Synth

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Bill T Miller "* BILL T MILLER of ORGY OF NOISE lost in a Drone Coast Static Sludgy Snap Crackle Pop SubSonic Gravel Morse Coded Robot Sensor Pile of Mutant NOISE. Created on a Make Noise Music 0-Coast Synth with custom BTM eurorack controllers. Vid was shot to iPhone 4s with 8mm Super 8 app. All sounds are 100% pure 0-Coast… live direct, no fx, real time improv exploration experiments delving in deep into another zone of NO COAST SYNTHESIS. * more: Co-anti-Produced by BTM & Ziggy Cat at Headroom Studios in Boston. * "I Luv my 0-COAST synth... the range of pure rich clean tones to full on chaos glitch noise travels beyond any coasts and into another world. Big THANX to Tony Rolando and all of the Make Noise Music crew." - BTM + WARNING: THIS is NOISE and there will be even more extreme noise (and some pretty-ish synth compositions) in future BTM - Orgy Of Noise recordings made with NO COAST. ------ SO, IF you are NOT into NOISE and want to hear the pure sweet clean bell tones drenched in reverb playing a repeating 1234 happy ditty sequence, just pass this up. THIS is NOT for YOU. If you don't get it, please do me a favor and don't give me an anon dis-like or some mean comment. i dig pretty synth tracks as well, but wanted to dig into a bit of noise with 0-Coast and have some FUN. HA.HA.HA. * THANX to all who SHARE & LIKE & COMMENT, I really do appreciate YOU. - Bill T Miller"

Novation BassStation 2 Through Various Effects

Two new videos have been added to this post.

Cuckoo + Alida = LIVE (The one you know) - Analog Rytm Keys Continuum

Published on Jun 29, 2016 cuckoomusic "Today I met up with Alida for a collaboration in my studio! And we made this song together, and performed it in the end of the day. What a great day! Alida is an amazing song writer, with a fantastic voice. Working with her was incredible. We were working side by side, almost on our own, but constantly paying attention to oneanother. In the end we made this song. More music from Alida: More about Alida: More about Cuckoo:"

SynthPatcher T-shirts

Uploaded on Jun 22, 2016 SynthPatcher

"SynthPatcher present this range of officially authorised, top quality, ‘Fair Wear’ synth T-shirts that are available for immediate purchase from the recently launched and world’s first dedicated synth T-shirt shop.

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Synth Loop #1: Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4

Published on Jun 29, 2016 JediSid

"A quick synth loop featuring the DSI Mopho X4 with the TC Electronic Flashback and the Boss RC-5"

Improvisation LXVII: DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Sacred Synthesis

"This piece belongs to a previous batch of improvisations. I stumbled across it the other day and thought it might be worth posting after all. Every single note in this music is Evolver, and it shows how well two PEKs work together. The instrument has such a vast sonic range that there need not be any redundancy.

The piece offers a few aural glimpses at the Poly Evolver's digital aliasing. Personally, I try to avoid it as best I can, but most of the Evolver's digital wave shapes are either lightly or heavily coated with it. Nevertheless, once in a while it has a very pretty - if strange - effect on a musical moment, like a soft mysterious hush in the background.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Reverb from Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to CD


Novation BassStation 2 Through Effects Pedals

Published on Jun 29, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"No further processing used except for normalisation."

Boss XT-2 Xtortion & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)
MXR Distortion+ & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)
EHX Deluxe Memory Man (Vintage blue face) & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)

Aphex Twin at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show

Uploaded on Jun 28, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Summer NAMM, Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) had a booth, to introduce his new album and to display his rare Cheetah MS800 synthesizer.

We talked with Hannah from Warp Records, who gave us a quick booth tour."

You can find details on the release and the Cheetah MS800 previously posted here, and coverage on Synthtopia here.

VCOADSR Live Techno at Cymru Beats 2016

Published on Jun 29, 2016 sonicstate

"VCOADSR performed a live set at the Cymru Beats 2016 show - using only modular gear. We filmed the whole thing"

VCOADSR - Interview at Cymru Beats 2016

Published on Jun 29, 2016 sonicstate

"We caught up with Phil (aka VCOADSR) just before he performed his set at Cymru Beats 2016 in Cardiff. He's ditched the Cirklon and approaches it differently now.."

Tiptop Audio RS909 - TR-909 Rim Shot Eurorack Module Nearing Completion

via @AnalogueZone

"@tiptopaudio TR-series is getting close to completion!"

"The Tiptop Audio - RS909 is the TR-909 Rimshot analog generator in a Eurorack format; adding yet another low-cost analog drum generator from a legendary drum machine to your modular synthesizer, and expanding your Tiptop Audio modular drum machine even further.

We use an exact reproduction of the original analog circuit for the RS909. Its sound is generated by a clever set of three T-bridge oscillators, each producing a damped sine wave at a different frequency. The mix of those oscillators goes through a VCA whose gain is controlled by an envelope generator providing the well known attack feel of the sound.

In the RS909 we bring out to the front panel frequency control knobs for the the two internal oscillators, OSC1 and OSC2, for adjustment of their pitch, further extending the sounds this circuit is capable of and allowing fine adjustment to the classic sound.

The RS909 includes a high-powered output gain stage capable of producing hot signals. On the inputs, we have designed a pulse-shaper circuit so you can trigger the RS909 with trigger/gate signals from step sequencers, clock dividers, or any other pulse/clock sources. This eliminates the need to shape pulses sent to the module and ensures the same stable sound at peak power, regardless of your pulse source. Based on the architecture of the 909, the Accent input is versatile and able to take in both CV and Gate signals for continuously changing dynamics. All of these unique features make integrating this legendary sound generator into your modular synth easy, unleashing the power of real analog drums."

See the NAMM 2016 videos here and here.

Buttery Goodness - Moog Sub37 & Waldorf Streichfett Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Mike Pensini

"There's nothing quite like the buttery goodness of analog Moog with lashings of Waldorf Streichfett underneath..."

Audio Damage ADM18 Shapes Overview...

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Audio Damage, Inc.

"A quick run-through of the various tables and algorithms in Shapes. Visit for more info."

Second Day Tests: Make Noise 0-Coast (in 4 Parts)

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Second Day Tests: Make Noise 0-Coast (in 4 Parts). Sorry the video quality is so crappy in the first 3 parts, the camera was at a weird angle and I had to zoom in with the editing software. Anyway, video notes below...

PART 1: Self Oscillation - Raw and Experimental (with delay added half-way through using the Strymon El Capistan)

PART 2: Duophonically Sequenced with the Korg SQ-1

PART 3: Arpeggiated via MIDI with the KMI QuNexus

PART 4: With Eurorack - Sequencing via Intellijel Metropolis, Processing via Mutable Instruments Clouds"

WMD - Aperture *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Jun 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's the first patch with the WMD Aperture filter which is STUNNING! I'm so impressed with it. I used it in a delay feedback right after this for a patch example for 'Modular Podcast' too so watch out for that one."

Tom Richard's Mini-Oramics Machine Based on Daphne Orams

Mini-Oramics Medley from Tom Richards on Vimeo.

"Early experiments with Mini-Oramics from composers Ain Bailey, James Bulley and Jo Thomas"

The video above should give you an idea of what it does. In short it reads what is drawn on the transparent sheet and generates audio through hardware. You can see an image of the hardware further below. The implementation reminds me of the ANS.

I spotted this one on the BBC website which has the following to say:

"An electronic sequencer and synthesizer has been built based on designs produced over 40 years ago by electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram.

Daphne Oram who died in 2003, co-founded the BBC Radiophonic workshop and developed a system of creating sounds and compositions using drawings.

The 'Mini Oramics' machine is thought to have remained unfinished in Daphne Oram's own lifetime, but experts argue that its approach to composition and performance would have been influential.

Tom Richards, the researcher who finally constructed the Mini Oramics, told The World At One it helped answer the question "what if this had come to pass in 1973?"

There has been quite a bit posted on Daphne Oram and Oramics here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years, so click through either link to dig deeper. Now would also be a good time to post a reminder on the Kickstarter Campaign to Republish Daphne Oram's "An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics".

The following images are from John Lely's website, posted on April 8, 2016.

"First full day working with Tom Richards’ Mini-Oramics machine, a device for drawing sound, based on the work of Daphne Oram. Here is a link to Tom’s videos of construction and early trials."

Note the hardware synth engine that is driven by the optical reader.

New Erica Synths Pico VCO Eurorack Module

Erica Synths Pico VCO demo

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Erica Synths

"Erica Pico VCO is deep sounding VCO with 32 selected waves – classical, fattened with sub-oscillator, FM synth and others."

via Erica Synths

"Erica Pico VCO is great, deep sounding VCO with 32 selected waves – classical, fattened with sub-oscillator, FM synth and others.

Typically you need several rather expensive modules to generate similar sounds. Extra feature – flip a switch, and you have a versatile LFO!


2 banks, each contains 16 waves
VCO/LFO mode
Voltage controlled wavesurfing
Wave morphing in LFO setting
With Pico Series we challenged ourselves – can we make ANY superior functionality synth module 3HP wide and affordable? Yes, we can.

Price: 100EUR
+ 21% VAT for individual customers in EU without EU VAT registration number + shipping


Erica synths Black Polivoks eurorack VCF

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Andy Pidcock

"Demo of the Erica synths Black Polivoks eurorack filter.

Other Gear:
Erica sythns varishape VCO 1
Erica sythns pico VCA
Make noise Maths
Q-bit RT-60
Intellijel umidi 1u
Intellijel case.
novation circuit

Recorded on korg d1200"

The Teenage Engineering Quartet, Featuring OP-1, PO-12, PO-14, and PO-20

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"Just a little jam session with the hard-hitters from Teenage Engineering. The OP-1 does effects, the PO-14 handles the bass line, the PO-12 supplies the sick beats, and the PO-20 brings the 8-bit melody."

Chimera bc8 Patchable Synthesizer

via this auction

"bC8 contains a stereo headphone amplifier connected to a 24bit / 48KHz digital to analog converter (same unit as used in the bC16). A powerful DSP generates a VCO and LFO (similar to the bC16), also the DSP performs VCF and VCA functions as well controlling the patching of functions to each other and running a simple but powerful ‘ one button’ pattern sequencer. bC8 is controlled by eight rotary knobs and one push-button. Four LED’s indicate battery status, LFO and EG level and other mode elements. bC8 pattern sequencer records the timing/duration of the button presses and all the knob settings for each action, these can be altered live for acid loops etc…

Packed into the bC8's tiny round body is a hand-assembled gold plated circuit board, eight high-quality potentiometers, a stereo jack socket, push-button, no less than four LED's, battery holder (3xAAA cells) with a robust stainless steel base.

Sophisticated digitally based oscillators are housed on the DSP as well as an innovative recording system and internal control voltage patching. Choose between single-shot and repetitive envelope generator modes; use the separate ATTACK and RELEASE knobs to create long and soulful drones; select the recording system to record and playback complex patterns of control knob movement, speed up or slow down the pattern playback to add extra glide detail or confusion, override any of the controls during playback to adapt, complicate or simplify your composition.

Roland System-100M Analog Modular Synth

via this auction

SYSTEM -100M 191-J WITH 181 KEYBOARD, 112 VCO, 121 VCF, 130 VCA, 140 ENV GENERATOR + LFO , 150 RING MOD + LFO + S&H

140 SN 981557
130 SN 951120
121 SN 981212
112 SN 981317

Roland Jupiter-8 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 315900 with Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Korg DSM-1 Digital Sampling Synthesizer Module SN 000779

via this auction

"A wonderful early digital synthesizer. With eight notes of polyphony, two oscillators per voice, a noise source, two multi-stage envelopes, a resonant filter and auto-bend, the DSS-1 has much in common with Korg's previous flagship DW-8000. But it went much further, boasting twin digital delays, oscillator sync, an improved unison mode, a lush analog VCF switchable between 12 and 24dB, and more. Whereas the DW-8000 got its raw material from 16 stored digital waves, the DSS1's oscillators take their source from sampling, additive synthesis, or even hand-drawn waveforms!

It actually had a warm sound and was great for creating pads and textures, as well as deep basses and drones. The synthesis method is based on altering various waveform samples via 2 data sliders. It can sample and then treat the samples as its waveforms - that includes all filtering and envelopes.

The DSM-1 (1987) was the expanded rackmount version."

Oberheim Matrix-6R

via this auction

"Good working condition. Recent service. Initialized and patches reloaded. Fair cosmetic condition. Solid, but has rack wear and signs of use."

Mode Machines ADX1 Demo 2

Published on Jun 29, 2016 acidjack303

You can fine part 1 with details on the new ADX1 here.

Korg MS-20m / KR-55 and Roland RS-09 demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this demo I am using a Korg KR-55 for drums which is also sending a sync pulse to a Korg SQ-1. The SQ-1 is then sending a pulse to trigger the sequencer in the Roland SH-101 (which is doing the bass line) and an additional pulse to the trigger in on the MS-20m. A Roland RS-09 is being played manually and the audio from the synth is sent through the filters of the MS-20m. There is a bit of delay effect on the MS-2m/RS-09 (the Boss DM-2w analog delay). All instruments were mixed on a Roland M-16E mixer and recorded with a Roland Super UA audio interface."

Modular Expeditions by Modular Landing

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Modular Landing

"Live performance on a modular synthesizer."

Euclidean Rhythms with Ornament & Crime

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"We examine Euclidean Rhythms with Ornament & Crime, an open source, DIY Eurorack module featuring a vector based chord sequencing to quantizing to quadrature LFOs and more."

1979 Crumar Performer Free Ableton Live Pack

Published on Jun 29, 2016 AfroDJMac USA

"Here's a free Ableton Live Pack made with a 1979 Crumar Performer. Thanks to Andrew Gomez of NRVS LVRS for supplying the samples!

Free Download:

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music!"

Serge modular & TR808

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Chris David

"Building some techno grooves on the Serge modular and Roland TR808"

TB-303/monotron DELAY/Eventide SPACE

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Masaki Takada

"I tried to test shots because you purchased the HD PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.8 Macro Limited yesterday.

deltAdata : Cloud Temple ( nanokontrol keytar, samplr, isupr8, sunrizer, 760d, ipad )

Published on Jun 29, 2016 deltAdata

"Korg nanokontrol as keytar, Canon eos 760d + efs 17-55 f2.8 1080, samplr, sunrizer, ipad mini, isupr8 filter 2 (8mm android video effect), bose soundlink mini 1, audiobus, audioshare, shareit (video file transfert between android and ios), sony xperia z3 compact and timelapse sony app (time lapse videos with glitch at the end...), made on ipad mini 1 with imovie.

Filmed by 'JLpictsArt's'"

Axel Rigaud aka Le Tarsier GoPro Analog Improvisation

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Axel Rigaud

"Get my EP on

Live with an Elektron Analog Keys, an Octatrack, a Moog Minitaur and a flute.

Combining analog synths, live winds instruments, sansula and areal delay, Axel Rigaud (a.k.a. Le Tarsier) constructs overwhelming soundscapes in real time, plunging his audiences into a hybrid musical universe where electronic and acoustic mediums mesh as one.

Exploring the very limits of what a single musician can do alone, his aim is make each performance an opportunity for risk by never relying on pre-recorded audio. This approach allows every performance to vary noticeably from one venue to the next. Thus, his audiences become bathed in a swirl of electro-acoustic sounds which is always original and unique. On one night, his flute, immersed in reverb worthy of a cathedral, may float aloof above analog pads, all corroded by saturation. Meanwhile, arpeggiators create an addictive flow, and sub frequencies pound a a regular and all-encompassing pulse.

In may 2015, Axel realised his first EP which bears his stage name: "Le Tarsier". Written between December 2014 and March 2015, the five tracks demonstrate his ability to create a brand of electronica which is both exciting and organic. The careful recording process brought the clarity and quantisation of machines, together with the timbres and airy quality of his wind instruments. One red line brings all of the tracks together: the sound of the bustling crowd of the Parisian train station Gare de l'Est, where he spent many hours during the the period surrounding the construction of the EP."

Korg gadget live track 10 'Official stick'

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Hank Astral

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer: Using Repeats

Published on Jun 29, 2016 KOMA Elektronik

"A detailed look into the Repeat functions of the Komplex Sequencer: setting and turning off repeats per step, normal and ratcheting repeat mode and sequencing the number of repeats with external CV. We've created a dreamy cascading sequencing with an Arturia Microbrute through a Moog Analog delay pedal combined with additional sequence-on-sequence action with the Division, Repeat and Skip Step CV Inputs of the Komplex."

Live Jam #40 - Ambient / Drone / Electro - Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Jun 29, 2016 TRM

"Another Live jam with just my portable modular case. The jam became a little less compact than I wanted, but liked it enough to put it here. I made some patch descriptions, but I don't know where. Ill put them here if I find them.

Stuff used:
Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power

Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
T.C electronics M350 for reverb."

MFB TANZMAUS // KORG VOLCA FM // Downbeat Session

Published on Jun 29, 2016 LESINDES

"My intention was to show the tweakability of TANZMAUS analogue sounds. But then I had VOLCA FM next to it and I was wonderung how they might sound together. This has become the DOWN BEAT SESSION now with MFB TANZMAUS, hybrid sibling of the fully analog TANZBÄR and TANZBÄR LITE & KORG VOLCA FM, which is practically a Yamaha DX-7 in Volca desktop format.

Additionally there were engaged DOEPFER WASP FILTER, stylishly wasp colored, and dubby MAKE NOISE ECHOPHON and aturally my fovorite filter module CWEJMAN QMMF-4."

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malfunkn - Triampic (Original Version)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Houston Guy

"Sneak preview of what to expect on Malfunkn's new release, Decisionions. EP coming soon on Bandcamp!

Instruments: Elektron Dark Machines

This video was recorded at Blue Line Studios, DTLA 2016 and is a product of Earjuice."

Rheyne - 0-COAST Jam (Make Noise 0-COAST + (Moog Mother-32 x 3))

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Rheyne

"Triggering a Make Noise 0-COAST and 3x Moog Mother-32 synths with MIDI clips from Ableton Live. All audio is from the 0-COAST and Mothers (bass and pad from the Mothers, arpeggiated notes from the 0-COAST). Only MIDI notes are being sent from Ableton, with all modulations coming from the synths. An iConnectMIDI4+ is sending MIDI to the four units via MIDI DIN connections. Reverb and delay is from Ableton.

Audio is directly from the mixer, and all LEDs from the synths in the video are in-sync with the audio. Download a slightly longer version of the original 24-bit/48khz WAV used for this video at SoundCloud:"

606 Steps In The Sand - Roland TR-8 606 Expansion

"My first exploration of the new 606 update to the superb Roland TR-8 drum machine. I've owned a few 606 in my life and, while this is not exactly the same as the original, this kit is just as much fun! The synths are from Reaktor."

Roland Jupiter-6 Synthesizer w/ Flight Case

via this auction

Drumfire DF500

Published on Jun 28, 2016 baseck

"messing with the Drumfire DF500 before i sell it. dang this thing is FIIIIIRE"

Akai Rhythm Wolf Analog Drum Machine

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Synth Universe

"I have been sitting on this one for a while, not sure what to make of it. This video goes through the individual sounds, including the bass synth. My second video goes through pattern playing, muting, etc. I know it's not a well liked machine. It looks nice. The sound is OK. The Howl feature is OK as well if used sparingly. It seems to put gain on the output, creating a lot of noise."

Gugabox TTH + AR + :)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 gugabox

"another quick test with (finally) a new machine! :O :D"

Tonestar 2600 - Arpeggiation Daved

Published on Jun 28, 2016 StudioElectronics

"Sequential-ed (arpeggiated) Tonestar 2600 featuring the feedback feature; won't you? A fairly throbbing, bubbling, transient-heavy affair with a touch of outs-to-outs patching: makes X-Mod/notch/highpass filter tones 'attainably' enjoyable where the exoteric architecture would seemingly preclude it."

Disco Bassline with the SH-101, Linn 9000, TR-606.

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is of the Roland SH-101 (doing the bassline), Linn 9000 (most of the drums, including kick, congas, tamb, etc) and Roland TR-606 (high hats, cymbals, snare). Each piece of gear is running off of it's own sequencer with the Roland SBX-80 providing the master clock. There is a slight bit of Korg MS-20m doing a randomized arpeggio, which is connected to a Mutable Instruments MIDIpal. The delay used is the Boss DM-2w, the mixer is the Roland M-16E, and the audio interface is the Roland Super UA."

Make Noise 0-Coast First Test (sneak preview)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This is the 0-Coast completely raw with no effects and without knowing what all it can do or how it works... this was literally shot 5 Minutes after unboxing! I just wanted to get the experience on video as quickly as possible. I will be doing much better and more thorough videos in the next day or two, so stay tuned! And feel free to leave comments on what you would like to see me demo with the Make Noise 0-Coast!"

New Black Oberheim TVS Pro

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Looks like an original Oberheim Two Voice System and Sequential Circuits Pro-One melded together.

Do you prefer the original white or the new black? White version below for reference.

New Course on Soundfly: Live Clicks & Backing Tracks

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH sponsor, Soundfly. Their new course, Live Clicks & Backing Tracks, teaches you how to sync your DAW with hardware and on-stage gear to trigger clicks and backing tracks in performance. It's not super synthy but it hits the same buttons, with both in and out-of the box solutions to the same problems synth players come across.



Creativity can strike at any moment, and if it strikes in the studio, make sure you're prepared to take your new sound to the stage! Soundfly's new course is a must for touring bands looking to up their game and professionalize their on-stage performance rig. Live Clicks and Backing Tracks takes students through the process of preparing their studio tracks for playback in a live setting using Ableton Live, setting up in-ear systems, the gear that is both necessary and encouraged for a full band to make use of their clicks and tons of helpful tips from the experts themselves!

This is the first-ever course of its kind, it is free and it's one of Soundfly's most comprehensive, and user-engaging courses to date. Taught by Alex Wilson, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Sydney, Australia and the founder of the hugely popular post-rock band Sleepmakeswaves, the course can be accessed at any time, from anywhere, and students are welcomed to go through it at their own pace. Resource materials include videos, screenshot tutorials, MIDI click and backing samples and some simple prompts to get you started tracking for Live today!"

Malekko Richter Unkle²s FM Lissajous Drone

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Ebotronix

"Malekko Unkle² sine , exponential FM in by
Cydustries Zeroscillator exp / lin FM by SSL Modulation Orgy
ZO VC Morph and 1V oct input by Flame Q Slider"


Malekko Richter Unkle²s FM Lissajous'

Stillson Hammer MKII for Beat Sequencing.

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"The Stillson Hammer MKII from Industrial Music Electronics formely know as The Harvestman used for beat sequencing"

Synthi filter and OSC3

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Chris David

"Exploring the filter of the Synthi and the OSC3 behaviour"

Dave Smith & John Carpenter at the Fox Theater, Oakland at the John Carpenter Tour

via @dsiSequential

"John Carpenter @TheHorrorMaster & Dave at the Fox Theater, Oakland #johncarpenter #80shorror"

Two synth legends. How cool is that.

Click here for more posts featuring John Carpenter, including a recent interview.

Dave Smith Instruments Releases Tempest BETA OS - Main and Voice 1.5

via the DSI Forums

"Here is the new Tempest beta release. Our normal changelog is below, and immediately following this post is a write-up from Roger that organizes the bug fixes in relation to the petition for reference. Please post any new bugs to the sticky'd Bug Reporting thread so we can track them for the official release.

Note that we’ve locked this thread so people don’t have to search through lots of pages to find the first post containing the download. But we’ve created a new thread immediately following this thread for you to post any bug reports. Thanks for your help in testing!

Dave Smith Instruments Intros OB-6 Desktop Module [Summer NAMM Floor Video]

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Summer NAMM, Dave Smith Instruments introduced the OB-6 Desktop Module.

DSI's Carson Day gave us an overview of the new synth, which he says has the exact same audio engine as the original OB-6."

Chrysopoeia - Analog Keys, Octatrack

Published on Jun 25, 2016 Invisible Acropolis

"more music at: https://invisible-acropolis.bandcamp...."

A Collection of Fairlight History via Peter Vogel's YouTube Channel

The following is a collection of Fairlight videos from Peter Vogel's YouTube channel. The first two are on the original Fairlight. The third is a playlist of the Fairlight CMI30A reissue, and the final is a playlist of the Peter Vogel CMI App which featured a CMI30A splash screen. Note Fairlight and Peter Vogel Instruments are two separate companies. Via Wikipedia:

"After rebirthing Fairlight Instruments in August 2009[7] and releasing the CMI-30A, the 30th anniversary model of the Fairlight CMI,[8] and Fairlight iOS apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad,[9] Vogel renamed Fairlight Peter Vogel Instruments in July 2012. When announcing the name change, the company foreshadowed a new range of synthesisers was being developed.[10]"

And the videos:

Computers Are People, Too! 1982 Fairlight bit

Published on Dec 30, 2013 Peter Vogel

"This is a segment from a 1982 documentary about the use of computers in art and music. The Fairlight CMI is demonstrated in this clip by Gary Chang -- American film composer, synthesiser player and producer. Gary was Fairlight USA support in the early 1980s and moved on to film scoring, including films such as The Breakfast Club, 52 Pick Up, and Under Siege."

Fairlight1984 extract from doco about MICs

Published on Apr 17, 2014

"Fairlight1984 extract from doco about Management and Investment Companies"

A Peek at the Fairlight CMI30A


A Peek at the Fairlight CMI30A

Introducing the Peter Vogel CMI App


Introducing the Peter Vogel CMI app [note Stevie Wonder was the first Fairlight customer]
Video Guide #1
Video #2 -- Player vs Pro
Video #3 -- Voice sampling

Peter Vogel CMI Pro - Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd
Peter Vogel CMI - Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd

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