MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

An Interview with Barry Schrader - Question 5

5. Who came through the studio in the later years at CalArts? Were there any notable experiences that you remember?

You'll find the answer in the main interview post with Barry Schrader here. You'll find some fascinating history there including the early Buchla systems at Cal Arts studios B303, B304, B305 and B308, as well as the transition of the studios in the 1980s. You'll find experts of Barry Schrader's music, including the full film of Galaxy of Terror which featured a score composed by Barry on the Buchla 200.

Modular Waveform Techno on Korg Electribe Sampler

Published on Feb 1, 2016 abyss1430

"Used the internal analog modeling sound engines on the Korg Electribe Sampler to make all the parts until I ran out of voices.

Oscillator Wave forms used (some with minimal internal effects). Waves used listed below

Chan 1 Triangle
Chan 2 Triangle
Chan 3 Saw
Chan 4 Sine = Kick
Chan 5 Uni Saw
Chan 6 Uni Tri
Chan 7 HPF Noise
Chan 8 Lo Fi Noise
Chan 9 Uni Sine
Chan 10 HPF Noise
Chan 11 HPF Noise
Chan 12 Pulse
Chan 13 Saw"

Korg Electribe Samplers on eBay | KORG Electribe Samplers on Amazon

Vintage Roland HS-60 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Polyphonic Synthesizer / Keyboard With Wood Side Panels SN 436669

via this auction

Pocket Operators IDM style

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Kevin Polzer

"OP-12 OP-14 OP-16"

Teenage Engineering on eBay | Teenage Engineering on Amazon

Frank Found - techno modular jam ( eurorack system - elektron analog four - analog rytm )

Published on Feb 1, 2016 FrankFound

"a live improvvisation with machines"

Vintage 1972 PAIA 2720 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - apeSoft Stria v2

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"This week, it's time for apeSoft Stria Synthesizer. Stria is a very special FM Synthesizer. In the video, you will see and hear some of my own sounds."

iTunes: Stria - apeSoft

Compositions on the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

Published on Jun 2, 2015

Provided to YouTube by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Georganna's Farewell · Jon Appleton
Bilder (Images) · Lars-Gunnar Bodin
Emergence · Russell Pinkston
Tapestry I · William Brunson

The Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

℗ 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records

Released on: 1976-01-01

The Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer was the precursor to the NED Synclavier. See the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer label below for more.

Go (Novation Circuit jam)

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Ruslan Jabrayilov

"My first jam with Novation Circuit. Enjoy!
More music at"
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Endangered Audio Research AD4096 + Korg iMS20

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Bimini Road

Details and more videos posted here.

old wave'

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander², RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS360²,RS 500e²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustiers Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2M², A118, A133, A134²², A143 - 1 - 2 - 9,A149
A151², A152, A156², A162, A175²²,A185-2''³,A138abc
Flame 4 Vox, Arpeggiator (aeolian scale chords)
FX 16, Talking Synth Module, Tame Machine

R.A.Moog 901a & 901b comparisons with hand-built units...

Published on Feb 1, 2016 noddyspuncture

"A second *comparison video* - this time including my 901a controller which wasn't ready when I made the first comparison video. This time though the sound isn't direct... but it's through quite a large sound system and should give you an idea..! These 901 units were built to the exact same spec as my original R.A.Moog 901a & 901b - the only difference are the two switches I incorporated into the 901b oscillator for a 4th down and a 5th up and also a switch to assign the oscillator to either my home built controller or one of my original Moog controllers. These custom modifications are only for making live playing easier...!"

KORG Polysix demo

Uploaded on Jan 25, 2016 Anth

via this auction

"This unit has been well taken care of. The internal NiCad battery has been removed and a lithium battery with a socket has been fitted in its place. All PCB's look nice and clean condition. It's a good unit for a Kiwisix midi upgrade.

Cosmetically, it's in good condition given its age. There are some minor scratches here and there and some small chips to the side panels.

It's fully functional, and calibrated as per service manual.

I made a video, it's not terribly exciting but it's just to show all controls are functioning. Plenty of other videos on youtube showing what this synth is capable of."

Teenage Engineering PO-20 Arcade - First Play

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Robin Fitton

"Synth fun, messing about with a sequence on the PO20 and driving it with synch signal from the Volca Keys. Using some basic synth pads on the MPC Touch. Thanks to Cuckoo for teaching me how to fiddle my knobs on these new Operators."

Teenage Engineering on eBay | Teenage Engineering on Amazon


Published on Feb 1, 2016 fonitronik

"Now that my XL Boat is completely filled with the essential selection of SERGE/R*S 4x4 Modules, i thought it would be a good idea to show off with some patches. Today we have some rhythmic stuff."

Live Korg Volca Jam 013 . Korg Volca , Arturia and Roland Boutique

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Todd Smith

": Gear Used :

Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Roland JU-06
Arturia Microrbute
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap & TrueVerb
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

: Setup :

The Roland JU-06 from the Roland Boutique series returns !! The Korg Volca Beats, Korg Volca Keys, Mico Brute and Roland JU-06 are all on sequence duty . The Korg Volca Bass is played live and controlled by the Korg Microkorg. I hope you enjoy this set .

Take care !!"

The Institute of Sonology

The Institute of Sonology from Eduard Figueres on Vimeo.

"The sonologist moves in the field of electroacoustic music, computer music and sound art. Instead of composing with sounds, as is generally the case in instrumental music, in sonology the sound itself is composed in such a way that it gives expression to musical form. This can take place on the basis of the physical principles of sound, on the basis of perception or on the basis of purely compositional ideas.

Link of the program that was broadcasted on tv:"

This one in via Skot Wiedmann.


via this auction

Un vistazo al Oberheim OB-6

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Hispasonic

Soulsby Synthesizers Releases the Odytron Special Edition

Soulsby Synths - Odytron Special Edition

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Soulsby Synthesizers

Also see the preview video here.

"London, UK - 01/02/16. Soulsby Synthesizers have released their much anticipated Odytron Special Edition today. The Odytron is a limited edition of their Atmegatron 8-bit MIDI synth module. It comes pre-loaded with the brand new Odytron software and factory presets, as well as having unique Odytron paintwork. Only 150 units have been manufactured.

The Odytron is £225 inc VAT (approx $339) and currently only available from their website. Shipping is available worldwide. Some retailers will be stocking it in the near future.

The Odytron software simulates the specification of a classic analogue synth but in an 8-bit environment. The result is a fascinating combination of analogue warmth and 8-bit grit. Features include: 2 independent oscillators (duophonic), 2 filter algorithms + bypass, 2 envelopes, LFO, ring mod, wave sync and numerous modulation methods.

Despite the sound being radically different to the original Atmegatron software, the Odytron is 100% Atmegatron compatible and comes bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable. This means that it is essentially 4 synths for the price of one. The overlays for the alternative synth engines are: Atmegatron (the classic software), Atmegadrum (drum machine) & Delayertron (delay effects synth).

Paul Soulsby, CEO of Soulsby Synthesizers: 'This software version has taken nearly a year to develop and has been a real labour of love. I was determined to see just how many classic analogue synth features could be crammed into the little Atmega micro-controller. I hope people enjoy this unique blend of synthesis.'

Existing Atmegatron owners can download the Odytron software from the website for free and can also purchase optional extras: vinyl overlay, programmer cable and instructions."


via this auction

Some major organ bling for you. Look at those colored light switches! Just look at it! This one is from the 90s so I'm guessing it is all digital. There is a "Genius PCM Digital Stereo Rhythm" label on it, and it has MIDI. But those lights! All ready to get your Sleestak crystal groove on.

From the listing:


SHOWN HERE IN AS FOUND AND NOT POLISHED STATE, The Organ has been serviced and is ready to use ($175)

UPGRADABLE WITH THE INSERTION OF A CARTRIDGE, Many different available out there

Capable of Emulating Lowrey "The Virtuoso", Leslie, WowWow, and various background beat settings, including Marimba Repeat setting, as used on the Who song "Baba O'Riley."

Included 1 cartridge, pedal array, organ, no bench or manuals

MINOR COSMETICS are the only issues. common with wood furniture. The pedals show no wear demonstrating low use on this magnificent piece."

Moog Prodigy SN 5778X

via this auction

"Absolutely mint Moog Prodigy MK1, virtually no marks on the chassis and really little on the wood panels, the varnish is still glossy. This synth has been serviced a year ago and is working perfectly. it stays in tune really well too. Really great sounding Moog, the raw oscillators sound are great and full and the famous oscillator Mod screams. The 24db ladder filter is what you would expect from a vintage Moog, creamy, fat... and of course the resonance will go all the way to self oscillation."

AudioThing Latin Percussion Demo

Published on Feb 1, 2016 audiothing

"Get this plugin here:

Latin Percussion is a sample-based plugin (VST/AU/AAX) emulation of the Sound Master Latin Percussion, a rare analog drum machine form the 80s. The instrument features 6 classic latin sounds: Bass, Low Conga, High Conga, Bongo, Claves, and Maracas, which can be pitched, panned or mixed independently. You can additionally shape the sound with the Overdrive and Reverb.

The sequencer lets you easily build patterns that you can also drag and drop to your DAW."

Jeffrey Miller's Polymoog 280a Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Feb 1, 2016 synthpro

"This video is for Jeffrey Miller but everyone is free to watch it.

This was a very sick Polymoog that now has a new life.

anyone looking for divider ICs, (MM5823N) here is a link to Flatkeys where you can purchase new ones

Thaks for watching and take care,

maasijam volcasession #03 - Volca Keys sequenced by Chordion App - Atmospheric Ambient

Published on Feb 1, 2016 maasijam

"All sounds coming from the KORG Volcas (Bass, Keys, Sample) . Additional effects: Amazing "Valhallaroom" reverb and the Native Instruments 'Replika' delay. Volca Keys is sequenced by Chordion App. The Akai MPK is connected via MIDI USB to the Volca Bass.

Hope you like. If you have questions - ask in the comments.

Ableton Live 9
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Sample
Korg Volca Bass
Chordion iPad App
Korg NanoKontrol2
Akai MPK Mini
ValhallaRoom (I love it)
NI Replika (Delay)

Recorded directly on a Tascam DR07 MK2."

Playing Breakout on the Korg Minilogue when power on

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"When turning on the power on the Korg Minilogue and it is tuning, you can play Breakout during startup :)"

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Analog Synth X for iPad Released

iTunes: Analog Synth X - Aurelius Prochazka

Currently free.

"Matt Fecher's analog synthesizer for iPad created entirely with the new AudioKit 3.0 framework.

Get the full source code now from the AudioKit website at


* 5-Voice Virtual Analog Polysynth
* Dual Morphable VCO Oscillators
* Dedicated Sub Oscillator
* FM Oscillator w/ Mod
* Beautiful Sean Costello Reverb
* Free-running LFO w/ 4 waveforms
* Multi-tap (Ping-Pong) delay
* 4-Pole Vintage Modeled Filter
* ADSR Envelope
* MIDI in for notes
* Detune Oscillators by Semitone & Hz
* Hold & Mono modes for keyboard
* Noise generator
* 8-Bit Crusher"

Emerson Lake & Palmer - 'Pirates' practice

Published on Feb 1, 2016 noddyspuncture

Replicating the GX1 with various synths.

"I ran through my 'Pirates' set-up for Kev yesterday. I've been working on the piece for a few weeks - going through it, learning it and also making patches and mapping them out on the synths. It's not an easy one... I want to make it similar to the band-only performances when ELP had to drop the orchestra. It really is my favourite version where the GX-1 shines and you can hear Emo really getting to grips with the sounds. He used sounds that were very similar but with subtle differences which makes the piece for me. It should be much more satisfying that sticking with "orchestral" sounds as most people seem to do...! Anyway, I don't know it all yet so I didn't want to play it for a video... but it looks like Kev had other ideas...;)"

Corsynth - 4 voice modular synth

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Corsynth

"Using the upcoming Corsynth C107 Quad VCA / VC Mixer to create four different patches with this modular system. The audio was recorded directly to camera, no further processing or mixing. More info about Corsynth modular synths :"

Modular Moog "Toccata" Patch...

Published on Feb 1, 2016 noddyspuncture

"Here is a quick run through of my Modular Moog patch set up for ELP's 'Toccata' ..."

Korg Volca Sample and Retrokits RK-002 overview

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Retrokits

"This video shows how you can control the Volca Sample via MIDI when you have the RK-002 cable ( connected.

For owners of the RK-002 cable who have just upgraded their RK-002 to firmware 19: Don't forget to set the root key ('chromatic basekey' in the manager at of the chromatic scale."

Elastic Drums & Modstep & zMors Modular Ableton Link session

Published on Feb 1, 2016 Oliver Greschke

"Ableton Link session with zMors Modular, Modstep, Modular, Elastic Drums. Sorry for the cheap beach feeling, but with all that bongo sounds, I could not hold back ;)"

Oliver is the creator of Elastic Drums.

modstep - AppBC
zMors Modular - mobile only
Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

Sternrekorder - Korg Volcas In The Early Morning

Published on Jan 31, 2016 sternrekorder

"Made this little session in the early morning. I just put these little battery powered things together and pressed play. First shot, first take and no editing.

Drums - Boss DR-110, KORG Volca sample
Bassline - KORG Volca Keys
FX - KORG Kaoss Pad Mini for Delay and TC Electronic Hall Of Fame for Reverbs"

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