MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Evaton Technologies Synth DIY class @ West Liberty University

Russ Hoffman, of Evaton Technologies, recently gave a Synth DIY workshop at West Liberty University. Students learned how oscillators and filters work, while constructing a reduced version of the Evaton Technologies SDIY MDRONE kit. (The kits were reduced to a single oscillator, to accommodate the constraints of building the kits in the allotted time.)

The workshop was held in conjunction with Professor of Music, Dr. Matthew Harder's Electronic Music Ensemble, at West Liberty University.

The students will be performing with their new drone synths in an electronic music ensemble concert at the university in April.

You'll find photos here.

PO-12 + PO-14 First Look

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Kevin Polzer

"My first experience with these little guys"

Bop Bop Bad Fadeout

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Steven Bassett

"Buchla 208+208 / 250e = Bigsky Thanks Todd and BEMI for all the help!!"

Steiner CV.LED - ElWire Test - Mark Steiner

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Mark Steiner

"Modular Synth Driving ElWire, ElTape, 1700 Lumen LED Array. Steiner CVLED prototype. Created by Mark Steiner."

Penguin animation test - Anime Studio Pro 11

Published on Jan 29, 2016 Alpicat

"A collection of animation tests I made on Anime Studio Pro 11, featuring the animated characters 'Alpicat', 'Pinguin' and and the unfinished 'Mega Giraffe'. Manga Studio 5 and the Wacom Intuos pen tablet were used for drawing.

Song: 'Outfall Avenue' written by Alpicat / Jesús Santaeularia. Written on Ableton Live 9 using the reFX Nexus2 VST (stock instruments only), and the Alesis Q61 keyboard."

via MATRIXSYNTH member, Pinwhale Sounds.

VXXY DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum Machine Synth

via this auction

Monome Aleph sound computer synth

via this auction

"This is a collaboration between the guys at Monome and Ezra Buchla. The Monome website describes it as," powerful audio processor, synthesizer, noise machine, rapidly modifiable instrument. a platform for experimental practice and organic discovery." The Aleph can basically be anything you want it to be.
It is an amazing little box, wish I had more free time to spend with it.
Comes with the original universal power supply and a SD memory card."

Blue Roland SH-101 SN 72501

via this auction

Quadnic in Chord Mode - NAMM 2016

Published on Jan 30, 2016 StudioElectronics

Endangered Audio Research AD4096 + Funkbox TR-606 Drum Machine

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Bimini Road

"This is a demo of the now legendary, long-out-of-circulation Endangered Audio Research AD4096 Analog Delay, with the Funk Box TR-606 running through it. Very few videos show what the AD4096's Infinity Mode is useful for, which is crazy to me, because I feel like that's the best, most unique part of this pedal. Infinity Mode can be tuned to creep on the edge of self-oscillation in a really organic way. New signal pushes old signal out - and in that way it's almost like a looper, or even a tape bleed emulator.

Although a guitar pedal, mixing artists contact us all the time to tell us how they use the AD4096 on drum busses - especially for dub music! I think the AD4096 is killer on drums. You can get a really loose spring-reverb-like tone from short delays.

The Momentary Expand switch shorts the Depth pot and sends it into self-oscillation - the faster the clock speed (the Time knob turned to the right - "backwards" of how most pedals work), the faster it will run wildly into speaker-blasting range. However, with Infinity Mode engaged, you don't get the ever-louder-and-louder signal - it's "limited" because the new incoming signal pushes out the old. Also, if the Depth is turned all the way down, it becomes a momentary off switch.

The Delay line is a more traditional dark, fat analog delay sound, whereas the Echo line has a elevated, rarefied glittery tone. It's almost like an LPF and an HPF line. It also arrives just barely later than the Delay line. It overdrives beautifully, and thanks to its FET transistors, it has an almost tube-like breakup. The combination of these characteristics, along with the totally unique Infinity Mode, makes this the most tonally flexible and musically useful analog delay pedal ever made.

We get almost daily emails about these pedals at Endangered Audio Research. This unit is going to be donated to Oberlin College's TIMARA program when I'm done making demo videos for it, so don't bother trying to buy it from me. We are going to add more delay time with an aftermarket mod that will be available to the public, but first, I'm making a bunch of videos with different sound sources to show what the original sounds like.

EAR is also making a new, updated version of this later this year with expanded functionality, but gotta love the original unit - named one of the best 30 guitar effects in the world by Premier Guitar Magazine.

I don't deal in unprocessed, "clean" demos, because I don't believe it shows you more about the effect you're using. Nothing exists in a vacuum, especially music.

Signal Chain:
iPad - AD4096 - Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo - Neve 1073 Unison Preamp - Studer A800 - Ampex ATR-102 - A.O.M. Invisible Limiter

Contact me at to reserve a new version of the AD4096, or to inquire about the aftermarket added delay time modification.

Here's a link to Funk Box - a total must-have iOS drum machine. It's a fully featured drum machine with a bunch of different sounds from all sorts of classic analog and digital drum machines. It's only $5, and you are fooling yourself if you think the "real thing" sounds better."

NAMM 2016 | Moog Island Of Electronicus

via Moog Music

"The Moog booth at the 2016 Winter NAMM show celebrated the first major Moog 'Happening', The Island Of Electronicus.

Conceived and organized in the early 70's by Moog marketing guru, David Van Koevering (pictured above), The Island of Electronicus was presented as a mind-expanding series of immersive electronic events held on an island off the coast of Florida. Inspired by Van Koevering's event, the Moog Island of Electronicus encouraged visitors to 'come together in an immense creative explosion of thought & feeling.'

Special thanks to Carlos and the crew at The Echo Park Cactus Store for adorning our island with a sublime collection of entrancing desert plants, and to illustrator Kyle Platts for his ingenious Mother-32 inspired drawings.

For those of you who could not make it out to this year's NAMM show, please enjoy these photos from the event."

chris randall - stylus

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Chris Randall

"Download available at

An ambstep track created on my Eurorack modular synthesizer, and using found sounds / field recordings and vocals from Kate Dilemma. ( ). Mastered by Wade Alin for Standard Mastering ( ).
©2016 SMG Ltd. Most Rights Reserved."

Chris Randall is one of the men behind Audio Damage.

InsWorks SE01 VCF Demo

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Carlos Alberto Gutiérrez Vera

"demo del filtro mas agresivo hasta ahora desarrolado en InsWorks"

DSP Synthesizers O2 Minipops Rhythm Box Source Code Released

Follow up to this post, the O2 Minipops rhythm box source code is now available here.

"Like the Minipops 7 rhythm box?

Yes, the one that Jean Michel Jarre used on the Oxygen album.

Here is the source code to build one yourself.

It runs unmodified on any Arduino."

Time Thief

Published on Jan 30, 2016 John L Rice

"This is a Moon Modular 505 VCF in self-resonance being controlled by a 569 sequencer and the passed through a Strymon BigSky 100% wet. Clock clip courtesy of

I was doing some testing on the M505 and had left this patch going while I was doing other things and kind of liked it in the background so I recorded it for a while and decided to throw a few minutes of it up on YouTube for the heck of it. ;-)"

Hordijk Runglered Filters

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Todd Barton

"What I love about the Hordijk Rungler is its ability to focus on a set of constrained semi-chaotic patterns that bring life and breath to the patch. In this patch the Rungler is going to the -24db Filter for the percussive layer and also going to the Twinpeaks Filter for the S&H timbral shifts and drone. This is a self-generating patch I’m only, first fading in the percussive layer, then fading in the Twinpeaks layer. Love how the accent/rhythm patterns change so organically. Enjoy! for better audio:

Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 15: Introduction to Flipflop Memory

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Bimini Road

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"This video is a primer on Flipflop Memory - flipflops are the smallest unit of memory possible - it's either a one or a zero. Each time a flipflop is pinged by the Midi button, it reverses its state (it flipflops!).

With this setup, you can change 8 different parameters on or off with just one button and one knob.

The fundamentals laid out here are necessary for understanding how to make the *very* complex sequencers and pseudo-computers that are possible within Audulus.

The 2 Minute Tip series breaks apart topics on Audulus into bite-sized chunks. I don't talk during the tutorials (though there are a few notes that pop up), and this is so that international viewers who don't understand English well don't feel left out. Familiarize yourself with the node menu and my navigation won't be so mystifying. In the future, we'll develop a finger press indicator so you can see where I'm tapping."

All parts here.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

Yamaha Electone E75 rare synth (voice cards of CS-80 and GX-1)

Electone E 75 Bass and string sounds

Published on Feb 3, 2013 electone75

"Some bass and string sounds from the Yamaha Electone E 75. If you recognize some melody from GroBschnitt Solar Music you might be right.....
My iPhone does not manage the bass sounds correctly... The sound comes from the E 75, TM5 cabinet and also through a keyboardamplifier with an EHX Small Stone pedal."

via this auction

"This synth looks like an organ but in fact shares most of the voice cards of the Yamaha GX-1 and CS-80, which currently go for ($300,000+ and $25,000+ respectively). I have to sell this due to moving.

The Yamaha E70 is the more well known model, but the E75 adds the well-known string sounds from the CS-80. This is the only one E75 I've ever seen for sale in Australia.

The other amazing thing about this synth is the presets on all voice cards are controlled by simple resistors. To make each voice fully programmable just replace resistors with potentiometers. Here's the guide to do it.

The synth works perfectly except there is a stuck note on the foot pedals (deep bass). This can be turned off and it still played (including with bass). The stuck note is a common problem and will be a damaged diode or resistor on the bass foot pedal CV controller.

Cosmetically it's in excellent condition, with 3 blemishes shown in the pics which should be straight-forward to fix. The listing includes the foot pedals, they're just not attached at the moment (they're in the last pic)..."

Korg MiniPops Junior vintage analogue drum machine SN 740348 with Original Box

via this auction

"For sale is a wonderful vintage Korg MiniPops Junior analogue drum machine in nearly mint condition – it works perfectly, sounds absolutely awesome, and even comes in its original box! It has a punchy, warm transistor tonality with a massive hefty kick drum. There are ten onboard preset patterns, some of which are very usable indeed (the Rock, Mambo and Latin are my particular favourites); the kit pieces played in the patterns comprise Kick, Snare, Hats, and high and low percussion (kind of agogo-style).

It has a standard quarter-inch jack output so is ready to plug straight into your rig, and you could either use the patterns as-is or sample them and chop them up in your DAW (which is a great way to isolate the component kit pieces and have fun with them).

The physical condition of the machine is amazing given its age: very, very little wear is visible. The veneer is unchipped, the front fascia is bright and smooth without scratches, and the start-stop lever is intact (often these got snapped off); please take a look at the photos to see how well preserved this is for an old piece of kit. The sound too is spot on: no crackles or issues, the patterns are punchy and tight, bass extension is wonderful... it sounds great :-) I've never seen a piece of vintage kit in quite as good shape as this – definitely collector's grade."

KORG minilogue : Unbox and Test drive

Published on Jan 30, 2016 karenevil

"Just trying and toying factory preset sounds and sequences of KORG minilogue with no outboard effect, recorded directly from minilogue to Zoom Q4. , I got a tiny beast :D"

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Ouvertüre - Moog Sub 37 | JU-06 | Reface DX | TR8

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Madame Doduffort

"Downtempo Synth. Live Hardware.
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Gear used:
Moog Sub 37
Yamaha Reface DX + BCR2000
Roland TR8 (7X7)
Roland JU-06
Mooer Reecho - Delay
Mooer Shimverb - Reverb
EHX - Small Stone Phaser"

Buja A Juja

Published on Jan 30, 2016 AsselMC

"Testing my new acidlab m303. Featuring Mutable Instruments Braids as 'The Voice'! Live recording, no overdubs. Pictures added later..."

Quiet Saturdays - Episode 12 - live studio

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Here comes the Epsiode 12 on a foggy Saturday with a bass from Promars - System-1, strings from Blofeld, a sequence from Ti2 and drums + guitar sequence from Radias. And I almost forget about the lead from my beloved OP-1 (geeeez, I love this small slim box!).
Enjoy your Saturday as much as you can!

Modded Arturia Minibrute with 8 CV Outs

Published on Jan 30, 2016 vinnui

"Arturia Minibrute with 8 extra outputs.
LFOs, envelopes, arpeggiator clock, pitchbend and modwheel out, etc.

Ebay auction:

Music by project Higgs-Bozon:

My other DIY synth builds:"

via this auction

"Modded Arturia Minibrute with 8 special output jacks on the right side panel.
Ideal for modular synthesizer central controller.

Special outputs:
LFO Sine waveform out
LFO stepped waveform out
VCA ADSR envelope out
VCF ADSR envelope out
Arpeggiator clock out (you can sync sequencers to it)
Pitch bend wheel CV out
Mod wheel CV out
Keyboard aftertouch CV
Condition: Everything is working. There is a scratch on the back side.
Comes with original packaging, PSU, user manuals, patch sheets."

Folktek 'Matter' - Iron Ether 'Pithoprakta' - Neutron 'Orgone Accumulator'

Published on Jan 30, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"This is my first quick patch with the amazing Folktek 'Matter'.
It's on percussion and bassline duties by itself, then followed by the Neutron Sound 'Orgone Accumulator' in percussion mode.

All controlled by:
Iron Ether 'Pithoprakta', ALM 'Pamela's Workout', a couple of sequencers (Doepfer and KLEE) and some envelopes and LFO's. (module coming soon)"

C-H-R-O-M-A A :------- P-O-L-A-R-I-I S -------- TESTMUSIK

Published on Jan 30, 2016 ANALOG SYNTHESIZER DEMOS


Chronoblob Test

Published on Jan 30, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"A quick and rough test of the Chronoblob's glitchy side by CV-ing the Hold and Time functions."

You can find some details on Alright Devices' Chronoblob here.

Live modular techno : Acid blackhole tunnel

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Maxime F

"Testing a slightly different patch before tonight gig ;)
space tunnel drown acid techno with noise engineering loquelic iteritas + mmg + optomix + clouds and m303 + optodist"

Making some sounds with a Roland 100M

Published on Jan 30, 2016 batchas

"This is one of the Roland 100M modular systems I am selling here:

The 100M works great with Eurorack."

Making some sounds with a Roland 100M [Part 02]

Making some sounds with a Roland 100M [Part 03]

via this auction

E-mu Emulator II Vintage Sampler "Nibiru"

Published on Jan 30, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 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."

SPACE Ep.15 - CLOSE ENCOUNTER... microbrute / JU-06 / EMX2 / Volcas / microkorg / TB-3

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Micro Banshee

For those interested, you'll find a playlist will all parts at the bottom of this previous post when I discovered the series.

"My fourth track in this series - SPACE Ep.15: CLOSE ENCOUNTER…

This track & others were inspired by Arrayzable's original 'Space' track where he used his created 'Space' patch for the Microbrute, I've again used the same patch dropping it an octave and changed the Decay/Sustain/Release/Modulation settings to suit me & this specific track.

A picture for the 'Space' patch settings are available on the iKorg Plus [Google+] community.


Behringer Vintage Time Machine
Ibanez ES2
Korg Electribe EMX2
Korg Mini KP2 [x2]
Korg Quad Pad
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Sample
Korg Volca Sample OK GO Edition
microbrute SE
Roland Boutique JU-06
Roland TB-3

As always, the track is recorded Live: audio/video recorded simultaneously."

Kick.S Live / X960 【My goa acid style】

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Kick.S


Acidlab Miami
electro harmonix memory boy
electro harmonix Cathedral"

NS1nanosynth arpeggiator (Live)

Published on Jan 30, 2016 Davide Mancini

"A simple patch, all in all it's a monosynth!!!"

Korg Minilogue OSC Display Sound Waves

Published on Jan 29, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"Trying out the sounds and looking at the display. It's really fascinating!

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