MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Introducing The Quill by Tabor - Wireless Motion Sensing Hardware Controller

Intro to The Quill by Tabor Published on Feb 24, 2016 Oren Levy

Remember this post on something new coming from Tabor? Well, here it is.

Update: I asked Oren how much the Quill would cost and when it might be available. He said expects it to run $99. He is currently looking for funding to continue development of the project. If you want to reach out to him, you can find his contact info on the about page of his website or you can leave a note through the form on

"A first look at The Quill by Tabor. The Quill is a wearable BLE MIDI device that can send MIDI data in various forms to computers/phones/tablets/hardware to make sounds. Use it as a compositional tool to think outside the box. Use it as a means of expression to add flavor to your DJ sets. Use it while playing other instruments to add nuance to your playing. There are already 30+ instruments programmed for the Quill and new ones will be made available monthly."

And some pics via Auxren's Adventures in the World of Synthesizers, Oren Levy's website.  Oren of course is the man behind Tabor, and I'm proud to say he is also a supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member!  :)  Thank you Oren!

You'll find the official Tabor website here:

gating sketch

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Ebotronix

"60s era Batman TV series on ludes!
Matrix hallucinating edition part³ [ :) ]
joystick to axis generator
Jag outs...
1 Quantimator² 1 cv in (unkle²s)
2 4 Vox Portamento cv in
3 Portamento1, Sportmodulator for Quantimator² 1
4 Freqbox²² env in
5 Quantimator² 2 cv in (unkle²s)
6 Chord Machine Chord cv in
7 Portamento 2, Sportmodulator for Quantimator² 2
8 4 Vox Wavetable cv in
dome A143-9 quad panning speed
edge Tame Machine to Chord Machine (4 vox,antis,freqs)
Tame trigger by quantisation step out to
Arpeggiator X 1-2 to 2x A 160/161 (16 gates)
- ~ +


Published on Feb 24, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"electronic instrumental music, dance style , Everton arrangements. synthesizers used .. Roland JX-10 , Korg MS-10 , Access Virus TI2 , Drum Machine Korg 55B ..."

Vintage Korg Trident Mk II Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a beautiful Korg Trident Mk II analog synthesizer.

It is in incredible cosmetic shape and is 100% working.
The synth was overhauled by Los Angeles based tech/genius Tim Conniff in 2015, when it was fully checked out, serviced and calibrated. A brand new patch battery was installed.

It powers up perfectly in tune, no warm up time needed.
The photos show the outstanding cosmetic condition.

Very few of these Mk II units were made compared to the Mk I, so to find one for sale is hard enough. When you consider the condition of this particular unit for auction, I think you will agree it'd be a long time before another like it is available."

Vintage Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer SN 813201 in "Museum Quality Shape"

via this auction

"This is an 8-Voice Oberheim OB-Xa analog synthesizer.

It is in incredible cosmetic shape and 100% working.

It came from the factory as a 120 program, 8-Voice unit from the start.

The OB-Xa is considered by many to be the best of the classic Oberheims, providing more stability and features than the earlier OB-X while still having that raw, untamed sonic quality that was mellowed out in the later OB-8. Full 8-Voice units from the factory are getting hard to find, and settling for a 4- or 6- Voice unit with the hopes of adding voices later can be a headache and costly.

This factory 8-Voice is in museum-quality cosmetic shape. I cannot even find a single scratch or blemish on the front panel that prevents it from looking new! The wood sides are excellent, and on the rear the only notable blemish are some scratches along the fins of the heat sink (see photos)..."

Skye Is Falling - Studio Improv (DPO / MATHS / KORGASMATRON II)

Published on Feb 24, 2016 11brassmonkey11

"This piece is a live improv making my first focused patch on a eurorack modular setup I've just started putting together. Very textural rather than being a 'structured' tune like I usually like to do.

It's pretty basic, using a DPO being modulated by a MATHS running through a MI Streams and Dual Filter (Intellijel Korgasmatron II), then into some basic delay / reverb in Logic.

I then overdubbed some East West instruments and a bass part from the Virus TI2 towards the end to add a little more depth.

Tracked on the Apogee Duet, mixed and mastered in Logic Pro X."

Mutable Instruments Clouds - First Rough Test

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"5 Minutes after unboxing, I did this rough test of the Mutable Instruments Clouds module. Still need to learn what all it can do, but so far I'm liking the "Instant Ambient" processing you can achieve with it. Now I'm just waiting for the MI Rings to arrive, and my little Make/Mutable Ambient Performance System will be complete (and then of course, I'll want to expand to another 3 rows of modules!) UPDATE: Shortly after doing this video, I updated Clouds with Parasite Firmware version 1.41. Here is a short video on Instagram of the results -"

An Interview with Barry Schrader - Question 6A: "Trinity" Composed on a CalArts Buchla 200 System

6. How did technology over the years impact your music and creative process? Can you walk us through your albums and what the general process was like for each?

You'll find Barry's answer here. You do not want to miss this. Not only will you hear one of CalArts Buchla 200 systems in 1976, but you'll get some insight into the thought process behind the piece "Trinity".

"In exploring my compositions, I think it’s best to take a few works and deal with them one at a time. The first one I’ll consider is Trinity composed in 1976 using one of CalArts Buchla 200 systems. Beginning with Trinity, all of my pieces done using the Buchla 200 used the same basic patch" [pictured left]

gieskes relay perc

Published on Feb 24, 2016 ggijs

Wait for the ending.


00:00 use CV input to set relay responce and switch audio with relay
00:26 connect power adapter to relay
00:30 drive door bell with relay
00:48 drive helicopter with relay"

Gieskes mechanical eurorack modules and a wire up remote control helicopter.

I'd include the specs here but apparently gieskes uses gifs for each letter on his descriptions. Really.

AUM - Audio Mixer for iOS Released

Preview of AUM - Audio mixer app from Jonatan Liljedahl on Vimeo.

iTunes: AUM - Audio Mixer - Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)

"/// Introductory price for a limited time only, 50% off! ///

AUM is the flexible audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.

Route anything to anywhere with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.

Play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.

Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).

Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.

Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.

Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.

Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.

All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.

“AUM is feature rich, powerful, intuitive, and simple to use.” - Scott Whitehead at DubSpot

• High quality audio up to 32-bit 96kHz
• Clean and intuitive user interface with crisp vector graphics
• Extremely compact and optimized code, very small app size
• Unlimited number of channels
• Unlimited number of effect slots
• Inserts and sends are configurable pre/post-fader
• Internal busses for mixing or effect sends
• Supports multi-channel audio interfaces
• Supports Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• Audiobus state saving
• Highly accurate transport clock
• Metronome and optional pre-roll
• Sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA apps
• Play in time with Ableton Link
• FilePlayer with sync and looping, access to all AudioShare files
• Records straight into AudioShare storage space
• Built-in nodes for stereo processing, filtering and dynamics
• Latency compensation makes everything align at the outputs
• Separate Inter-App Audio / Audiobus output ports
• Built-in MIDI keyboard
• Fully MIDI controllable
• MIDI Matrix for routing MIDI anywhere

• Stereo balance
• Stereo to mono
• Stereo panning
• Mid/Side balance
• Mid/Side - Stereo convert
• Invert Phase
• Parametric EQ
• Low-shelf filter
• High-shelf filter
• Low-pass resonant filter
• High-pass resonant filter
• Gain
• Hard clip
• Saturation
• Lookahead peak limiter"

And a user demo via Synth Anatomy.

Hordijk Buchla Live Concrete

Published on Feb 24, 2016

"'…the application of these techniques will in general be aimed at creating fun.' -- Rob Hordijk.
Better audio here:
This is a brief experiment using a Buchla 216r pressure CV output to control some parameters of the Hordijk system, along with copious knob twiddling. I’m trying for the dramatic variety of timbre, shape, panning and dynamics found in the musique concrete pieces of the 1950s and 1960s."

2 x Mother 32 Dark Ambient Jam

Published on Feb 24, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"2 x Mother 32 Dark Ambient Jam
Reverb from Logic Pro."

Mother 32 Space Jam

Published on Feb 24, 2016

"Live space jam with 2 Mother 32s. Reverb and delay from Logic Pro.'
Moog Mother 32s on eBay | Moog Mother 32s on Amazon

ARP Odyssey (Korg), FunkBox Drum Machine iPad app and MIDIpal demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is of the ARP Odyssey (Kore reissue), FunkBox Drum Machine iPad app (Using the Yamaha RX11 sample set) and the Mutable Instruments MIDIpal.

The FunkBox drum machine app on the iPad Air 2 is the master clock and the iPad is connected to an iConnectMIDI2 MIDI interface. The iConnectMIDI2's MIDI out is connected to the Mutable Instruments MIDIpal which is running a sequencer app which is sequencing the ARP Odyssey via MIDI. The audio of the iPad and the ARP is running into my audio interface (Roland SuperUA) and summed inside of Ableton Live.

I am playing the keyboard while the sequencer is running to take advantage of the duophonic nature of the ARP; when I do this, one oscillator is following the sequence while the other is responding to the CV of the keyboard. When I stop playing the keyboard, both oscillators continue to follow the sequence."

YAMAHA SY99 with USB Drive, Rare Memory Expansion and More

via this auction

"It has mounted a Special USB 2.0 Bay reader/writer instead of the old 720Kb Floppy Disk




See the listing for additional details.

Korg MS-20 Mini Synthesizer 12 More Patches

Published on Feb 24, 2016 gstormelectro

"All video and audio by G-Storm Electro c)2016

12 more all-analog-goodness patches on the little beast."

Beatstep Pro - Eurorack / Mopho / Dx7 /Hall of Fame. Live Jam

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Barry Smethurst

"Eurorack, Mopho, Dx7, all live, PC used only for recording. All fx Hardware (Eurorack Delay, Line-6 Delay Pedal, Hall Of Fame Reverb Pedal). Beatstep Pro Sequencing. Dx7/Mopho Played Live."

Sylenth Chillwaves by Rekkerd Sounds

"New soundset for Lennar Digital Sylenth1 by Adam Pietruszko. This pack featuring some sounds aimed at downtempo, ambient and chillwave producers. Availlable now at"

Modular night at EMS stockholm, Serge and Buchla

Published on Dec 11, 2015 Fabian Kempe

"Me and my friend jammed for maybe 4 hours at EMS in 2009 when the Serge modular and the Buchla was in the same room. its not like that anymore ! :)"


Timbre Animated Sequencing with System Cartesian (featuring René)

Published on Feb 24, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"Using the René in Snake mode to patch a simple 16-step note sequence with timbral variations on the System Cartesian"


via this auction

"Here is a vintage mid '70s Minimoog Model D in great working condition : Serial # 4174 from Moogmusic Williamsville N.Y. Built in 1974, bought it in 1975. I'm am the first and only owner, and it's a true collector item.

Vintage Yamaha SY1 SN 5239

via this auction

"Vintage Yamaha SY1 sy-1 synthesizer analog Perfect Working Worldwide Shipping"

Original MAM MB33 Analog Bass Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro-One with Original Spec Sheet

via this auction

I'm curious if that's a copy of the spec sheet as Wine Country has it in color here, or did they have two versions of it?

ARP Odyssey MKII model 2813

via this auction

Live Jam #23 - Techno / Ambient - Arturia Beatstep Pro, Microbrute and Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Feb 24, 2016 TRM

"Ableton is sequencing the Microbrute and two channels of the Beatstep Pro. BsP as midi to cv converter for eurorack. Some rhythmic pulses with the Make noise LxD. a143 through the uFold and wasp for high notes. Microbrute and DixieII are playing the same baseline, with lots of pwm. Beats from ableton. Chords from the Pluggiator.

Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Akai APC key 25, Arturia Microbrute, Use Audio Plugiator and 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, uFold, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay.

No post processing."

Daft Punk - Giorgio by Moroder. Modular Wiggle.

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Happy Nerding

"Daft Punk - Giorgio by Moroder. Two sounds layered: Lower (Blue led meter) is produced by Super Sawtor and Higher (Yellow led meter) is by FM AID, which is under a wiggle with the help of ADSR envelope."

Modular techno soundcheck : howl from beyond

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Maxime F

"Nothing crazy, just me trying the new configuration for my next gigs, designed to be plugged on a 4 channels dj mixer, and that could be used for improvisation over djing and standard live pa with sequenced patterns from the octatrack and doing both the same night with no repatching :), I might switch the m303 for a shapeshifter..."

The Korg Minilogue-07-The CLICKING Part 1

Published on Feb 24, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of one of the most exciting synthesis features of the Korg Minilogue!

Support your local synthesizer demonstrator!"

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

All parts here.

Testing CV Toolkit synced to Cubase via MIDI

Published on Feb 24, 2016 Computing.Sound

"I'm using a Presonus Audiobox 1818 VSL (not DC coupled) to get enough I/O to sequence various voices of my Doepfer modular with the 'Gate Sequencer' module in CV Toolkit.

CV Toolkit is synced to Cubase via MIDI
I'm using Windows 10."

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