MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

After the harvest comes the ashes

Published on Mar 8, 2016 MIDERA

Spectralis 2: Mono-arp parts, drums
Oberheim Matrix 1000: Pads
Eventide Space: Reverb

Canon 60D + 20-35mm f2.8: Angle 1
Canon 5D mark ii + 50mm f1.8: Angle 2

Moog Mother 32 does a Blippoo Dance.

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Derek Morton

"Moog Mother 32, Epoch Modular Benjolin & Twin Peak Filter do the Blippoo dance. An XAOC Batumi keeps it interesting and/or annoying? Enjoy the noise.... its a long one."
Moog Mother 32s on eBay | Moog Mother 32s on Amazon

Morton Subotnick Aircheck for BBC World News America

Morton Subotnick Aircheck for BBC World News America from Bill McKenna on Vimeo.

"This is the BBC World News America aircheck from February 19, 2016.

I spoke with Morton Subotnick about his music at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC where he performed "From Silver Apples of the Moon to A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur: VII" with the Berlin Visual Artist Lillevan.

Produced by Bill McKenna and Felicia Barr

The version for BBC Online can be found here:"

Buchla Easel Euro Jam

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Todd Barton

"The Easel's Mod Osc can only be Balanced Modulated from an outside source (Eurorack in this case) which means its Complex Osc can't then be modulated -- so . . . using another osc from the Eurorack I can directly FM the Complex Osc giving more timbral complexity to both Easel oscillators. A little demo jam. For better audio of the same:"

Lemniscate (Novation Circuit jam 5)

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Ruslan Jabrayilov

"My latest track with the Circuit. Visit my SC page for better sound quality"
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

PPG Wave 2, vintage analog/digital synthesizer

via this auction

via the seller: "This is the original Wave, and the precursor to the much more common 2.2 and 2.3 and later Microwave series. Reputedly, there were only 160 Wave 2s made, and I suspect most of those are still in Europe, which is why you almost never see these for sale in the US.

The functions are largely the same between the different machines, but ask any PPG aficionado and they will tell you that the Wave 2 sounds the best! Unlike the later Waves, the 2 uses CEM filters, and also has a different card layout and waveform storage. This gives the Wave 2 a grittier and less refined sound than the later 2.2/3 which used smoother SSM filters. Most users also agree that the raw waveforms sound better on the 2. But don't take my word for it--this is a rare opportunity to buy one of the best digital-analog hybrid synths out there, in full working order! As mentioned above, the aftertouch and velocity do not work, but this is common to almost all Waves (it is not great even when it does work!). All other functions 100%, and this has also had preventative work done to avoid and battery leakage or power supply issues. This is machine is literally ready to go and transport you back to 1981."

Самодельный Синтезатор «Дендример» / DENDRIMER DIY synthesizer

Published on Mar 7, 2016 PaulBuchik

"Давно хотел сделать себе синтезатор. Решил начать с несложной модели. Искал советские и российские схемы, но ничего толкового не нашлось. Однако я не сдался и в итоге нашёл зарубежную схему на двух микросхемах: CD40106 в сердце устройства и LM741, работающей в блоке фильтра НЧ. Могу изготовить такой синтезатор и для вас. Пишите:"


"It has long wanted to make a synthesizer, I decided to start with a simple model sought for Soviet and Russian schemes, but nothing intelligent was not found, however, I did not give up and finally found a foreign scheme on two chips:... CD40106 in the heart of the device and the LM741, working in the filter unit . Can make a bass synthesizer and you write to:. "

New Barton Musical Circuits Simple AR DIY Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 8, 2016

"This is a demo for a DIY modular synth design. If you're interested in building one for yourself, you can find more information at"

"This is a digital Attack/Release or Attack/Decay module. It's simple to use with just two pots and two toggles as controls and a single input and output."

New Barton Musical Circuits CV Spreader DIY Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 8, 2016 boogdish

"This is a demo for DIY synthesizer module. If you're interested in building it for yourself, there's more information at"

"This is an analog module that allows for uniform detuning and offseting of control voltages. It has a CV input and an offset input. It has outputs for the offset being applied positively, negatively and double offset applied positively and negatively. When used without the CV input, it can be used as a standalone inverter or fixed gain amplifier."

Audulus 3.1 Adds Windows and-SURPRISE-Linux Versions, Trial Versions Too

"San Francisco–Prepare for modular synth dominance. With Audulus 3.1, Audulus is now available for Windows and Linux, in addition to Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

'It’s not easy to be multi-platform, but I take pride in offering Audulus on as many platforms as possible,' says Audulus developer Taylor Holliday.

The Windows and Linux versions of Audulus have all the features of the Mac stand-alone version. Audulus for Windows also includes a VST plugin version.

Trial versions of Audulus for Mac, Windows, and Linux are also available. These trial versions have no time limit and can load any patch. To save patches, purchase the full version of Audulus.

Audulus for iOS has also been refined. A new context menu does not require a long-press gesture, making the Audulus UI easier to learn and quicker to use. Support for iCloud Drive makes it easier to share patches.

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.

Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. Begin a patch on the bus ride home and then bring it up on your laptop at band practice later that night - with iCloud functionality, moving between platforms couldn’t be easier.

Audulus 3.1 for iPad/iPhone is available on the App Store for $29.99.
Audulus 3.1 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for $39.99.
Audulus 3.1 for Windows/Linux is available directly from for $39.99. Purchase a single license for both versions.

For more information, visit"

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

No talk, just sound - Moog Mother 32 Explorations

Published on Feb 25, 2016 The Inventory

"We explore sounds using 2 X Moog Mother 32's going into a TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb and Moog MiniFooger Delay. The melodies are being played from the Mother 32 sequencer and we tweak the sounds in realtime.

NOTE: The incredibly rich harmonics and frequencies that this synth produces requires good quality studio monitors or headphones to fully experience, and please use the 'HD' version on YouTube for best results."

No talk, just sound - Moog Mother 32 (PWM Explorations)
No talk, just sound - Moog Mother 32 (PWM Madness)
No talk, just sound - Moog Mother 32 (Space Signals)
Moog Mother 32s on eBay | Moog Mother 32s on Amazon


Published on Sep 23, 2014 Bill T Miller

"Musician Producer Engineer, BILL T MILLER's earliest surviving recordings as an ARTIST. Recorded in 1976 at BTM's Bungalow Bill Recording Studio in North Hollywood, California on a white-face ARP ODYSSEY into a REVOX A-77 Tape Recorder bouncing the tracks sound on sound overdub style.

* stream or download free audio:
* also available on limited edition CASSETTE !

Originally released on CASSETTE on BTM's label Moon Records in late 1976, shortly after graduating from College for the Recording Arts in San Francisco and moving to LA. Re-released 38 years later on Autumnal Equinox 1014. This recording is actually four different songs, all on ARP ODYSSEY. These electronic music excursions from 1976 give you a glimpse of future BTM experimental rock bands like: OBE & ORGY OF NOISE & ZONKULATOR. Starting his own garage band (later dubbed The Racquet Band) with tennis rackets for guitars in late 1965, jamming along with records and then getting a real guitar in late '67 and cranking up THE ELECTRIC ONION before focusing on recording engineering and production in mid-70s this five minute tape of ARP SYNTH experiments is ONLY AUDIO existing of early BTM !!!!!!!!!"

Octatrack: use it as remix machine

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Seen From Space

"Sorry about video quality! Wobble and flicker are artefacts in rendering. I hope it doesn't give you a headache. I don't think the software likes the camera files:(

Slightly unusual method of working with the Octatrack. Use it to provide a rich backing for other instruments. The method uses Scenes; see my earlier tutorial: [posted here]

Hear the finished track on SoundCloud:"

Mutated Polyrhythms With Tempi

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Using the Mod and Mutate functions in the Make Noise Tempi, we explore the creation of polyrhythms, drum fills and unique patterns through randomization and happy accidents.

Read the article..."

Mattson Mini Modular System for Sale

via this auction

"For sale are two panels of Mattson Mini Modular, made by the man himself, George Mattson. Included are:
Two Oscillators
Two filters
The sq816 sequencer and expander
Two envelope generators
Two 4x mixers
One quad vca
One quad asr
One noise source
One vc mixer
One sample and hold
One dual vc LFO
One utility one
One four channel buffer
One midi in voltage and gate out
One power/midi set module.
All contained in a beautiful hardwood easy to carry case. The MMM has never left the home studio, and was never exposed to smoke. It's in perfect functioning condition and cosmetic shape. What's great about this system is that it interacts with eurorack seamlessly."

Minimoog Model D

via this auction

via the seller: "This synth needs no introduction. An absolute giant in the music world. I've had three of these over the years and all of them have been unbelievably powerful and unique. This example is no exception. It is my own synth and I am only selling because I am downsizing and going fully portable. (I can hear the screams already).... This moog has a serial number in the 8*** range and has been serviced very recently. (Three weeks ago)."

A Simple Beauty - Mutable Instruments Rings First Test

Published on Mar 8, 2016

"::| A Good Pair of Headphones or Speakers are Highly Recommend! |::

First test of my newly arrived Mutable Instruments Rings module. Rings is being processed by the MI Clouds module. Additional sounds from MI Elements. Rings and Elements are being "influenced" by the Make Noise Richter Wogglebug and sequenced by two Moog Mother-32s (no sounds are being used from the Mother-32s. No other sounds, effects or post-processing was done on this track.) Audio only version can be found here -"

Soviet analog synthesizer Elektronika-25 EM25 + pedal / Электроника-25 ЭМ-25 + педаль

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Cyril Saar

"testing analog keyboard"

Roland SH-2 + Aria GR-535 test

Published on Mar 8, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"- Roland SH-2 Analog Synthesizer
(Controlled Voltage from Arturia Beat Step)
- Aria GR-535 Stereo Gated Reverb / Spring Reverb"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Let's Play Mersenne Melodic Percussion Synthesizer for iPad

Published on Mar 7, 2016 Unlike Noise

"Having fun with Mersenne for iPad a Melodic Percussion Synthesizer."

iTunes: Mersenne - Melodic Percussion Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

Korg ES-1 + Korg SD-400 + Aria AR-525 test

Published on Mar 8, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"- Korg ES-1 Rhythm Production Sampler
- Korg SD-400 Signal Delay / BBD Analog Delay
(All Electrolytic Capacitors Recapped)
- Aria AR-525 Stereo Reverb Unit / Stereo Spring Reverb"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Telharmonic 3-voice Shift + Moog Sub 37 Live Jam

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Alasdair Skivington

"My first recorded jam with my modular ~ so much fun!
I'm using ableton for clock and drums, and a sound I made with Simpler, being triggered by the Sub 37. Microbrute on bass, sub 37 on arpeggios, Telharmonic P and N outputs (in 3 voice shift mode ~ being modulated by Mutable Instruments Tides), and a doepfer sine wave and spring reverb."

The Korg Minilogue-09-Motion Sequence

Published on Mar 8, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the implementation of the "Motion Sequencing" function of the Korg Minilogue."

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

All parts here.

Gakken NSX-39 - 石田三成

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Masami Hashimoto


Gakken NSX-39s on eBay

Modular Monthly: Building beats with Mutant Drums

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Future Music Magazine

"In this video, we delve into the sonic capabilities of the Mutant Drums range, from Canadian Eurorack brand Hexinverter Électronique."

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