MATRIXSYNTH: 4ms VCA Matrix modular synth jam performance & demo

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

4ms VCA Matrix modular synth jam performance & demo

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Patrick OBrien

"Featuring the power of the 4ms VCA Matrix!! This live modular synth jam / demo features the Eurorack module which has four CV or audio inputs that can be routed in any amount/combination to four outputs, using the 16 CV control jacks, Level knobs, and Mute buttons. More info on the module:

4 Voices:
Kick: Mutable Instruments Peaks
Bass: Make Noise STO
Melody: Intellijel Dixie II+
Clap: Hexinverter Mutant Clap

Reverb: Audio Damage AEverb
Delay: 4ms Dual Looping Delay
Granulation: Audio Damage Grainshift

The clock starts with the Make Noise Wogglebug feeding the Make Noise Tempi, which also clocks a Delptronics Triggerman, triggering CV to various channels. It also feeds the 4ms Pingable Envelope Generator to make a long kick trigger midway through the piece. I used Intellijel's Dual ADSR for envelope shaping. The melody is sequenced by Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator. Mutable Instruments Warps and Make Noise DPO were being used as CV also, giving a unique sound to some channels.

All 4 outputs of the 4ms Matrix were sent to a Malekko MUTE 4 outputting to Pittsburgh Modular Outs, sent to Ableton Live for master file creation for YouTube, SoundCloud, and Instagram.


I recorded video with an iPhone 6+ then manually synced the video with the audio using iMovie.


No computers were used in the performance of this piece. All modular synths, recorded live in a single take."

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