MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Published on Mar 19, 2016 LESINDES

"A meditation theme taking the factory sequqnce of PRG 009 and tweaking the sound a little bit enjoying the hollowness of the high pass filter."

Prophet 6 Arpeggios Saturday Synth Sesh

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Paul Johnson

"Saturday morning arpeggiator sesh on the Sequential Prophet 6."

Portable 5U/MU Modular Patching Demo (Box 22)

Published on Mar 19, 2016 alternatingbitmusic

"Often you see a finished patch running on Youtube so here is an unrehearsed patch just to demonstrate some options and ideas for on-the-fly patching. Wtih a Box 22 portable I come up with a dark little sequence illustrating manipulation sources and how some modules can work together.
Module brands featuring Dotcom, Oakley, Corsynth, SSL, Synthrotek, Re:Synthesis and MegaOhm."

Gongs and Modular

Gongs and Modular from Gregg Wilson on Vimeo.

"Live performance with gamelan gongs and modular synth."

UNIVOX Mini Korg 700 SN 2145

via this auction

Modded Roland SH-5 Synthesizer SN 511109

via this auction

"I've done a small modification by unsoldering the bender wire to one of the VCO's so when the VCO's are synced together and the bender used it results in screaming harmonic distortion as the slave VCO attempts to follow the bent VCO. This could be resoldered if not desired or maybe brought out to a switch on the rear panel. Specs are 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs (1 switchable LP/BP/HP and 1 BP), 1 VCA, 1 AR Env and 1 ADSR Env, 2 LFOs, Ring Modulator, Sample and Hold, Noise Gen (white and pink), 5 input mixer (Noise, VCO1, VCO2, Ring Modulator and EXT) and countless switching possibilities (most switches are 4 position slide switches)"

Kraftwerk - The Robots (Hudson and Andrew cover)

Published on Mar 11, 2016 andrewpiano

"Father/Son duo Andrew and Hudson perform The Robots by Kraftwerk. | Production details at"

JLR Live At Noisebug

Published on Mar 19, 2016 John L Rice

"After the 2016 Winter NAMM Show I stayed a couple extra days down in southern California to visit with my friends Chuck Oken Jr., Nik Muso and crew at their beautiful synth store Noisebug in Pomona CA.

We had originally planned since the previous NAMM Show for me to stay a couple extra days and get in a nice long jam or two since Chuck and Nik are both fine musicians. But a week before I left home the idea popped into my head that we could have a gathering at the store for an impromptu Q & A mini seminar so people who couldn't make it to NAMM could learn about the newest gear and talk about modular synths in general. It quickly turned into just me talking about synths and whatever came to mind.

Chuck recorded the audio out of the mixer but there were no mics so none of the discussion recorded. Assembled here are some of the better bits of the recording and several still shots from the event including the crazy event flyer image Chuck and I created. ;-) I took most of the photos except for the one Nik took @ 14:00 and the one A.DAPT took @ 27:00 (thanks guys! :-)

Also many thanks to Gert Jalass of Moon Modular for his continuing friendship and support!"

The SynthSummitShow ep 7: Dave Rossum of Rossum Electro-Music

Scheduled for Mar 19, 2016 Flux302 of

Check back around 2PM Pacific time for this one.

"The SynthSummitShow is a live show dedicated to synthesizers and those who make them so awesome. This week's guest is a legend amongst both the Synthesizer world but also the digital sampling world.

Dave Rossum has a long legacy as the founder of E-MU and his return to the music industry with his new company Rossum Electro-Music heralds the return of one of the truly great minds in music equipment history.

Hosted by Flux of and as well as special guests Ben Davis of Malekko and Jacob Waters of Roland Canada. for more info on this show and others please visit"

The SynthSummitshow episode 8 Dave Rossum the end


Published on Mar 19, 2016 LESINDES

"PART 2.
Playing and tweaking and sequencing all 100 FACTORY PRESETS of

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Part 1 here.

Stereoping Midicontroller for Sequential Prophet VS - realtime programming and DAW-automation

Published on Mar 19, 2016 stereoping

"This product demo shows some sound editing on the Sequential Prophet VS using the Stereoping Synth Controller which is a specialized midi hardware programmer available in many editions for Matrix 1000, Microwave, TX81Z and many more.

This edition of the controller is named 'ProVessorS' and does not cover ALL parameters of the Prophet VS but makes programming MUCH easier and funny - especially for VCA/VCF envelope rates and levels. The 4 Oscillator's Wave numbers, coarse and fine tunings are
also in direct access.

This 10-minutes-video has 7 quick chapters: Starting point is the main concept of the UI. 2. shaping the init-patch of the VS into a nice sound while being sequenced. 3. & 4. show realtime tweaking of vector envelope rates and LFOs. Chapter 5 shows how quick and easy patch name editing works with the 'letter dial mode'. In 6 you'll see remoting and automating the Prophet VS through ordinary Controller-Change messages in Fruity Loops and Ableton. The last chapter 7 demoes Detuning and Unison. Be sure not to miss this very strange but extremely cool sound the Prophet VS accidently makes when changing a wavenumber in Unison - shown from 8:57 on.

The video was recorded using 2 cameras, one showing the controller while being used, the other cam with focus on the Prophet VS display reflecting the realtime changes. In case you're wondering - the display of the VS is not the original. The faceplate of the controller in the video is an early paper printout, the final one is black not blue.

Hope you like it :-)"

Circuit Bent Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Bogus Noise

"These ones are crazy! Hellraiser styled looks with a range of distortion controls make this into an intense pitch shifter and flange box. Also comes with a built in oscillator to feed into the voice changer circuit.

Added Features

- Voice Changer Pitch Knob
- Input Level/Overdrive Knob with On/Off Switch
- Dry Signal Mix Knob with On/Off Switch
- Squeal Knob with On/Off Switch
- Feedback Knob with On/Off Switch
- Warble Knob with On/Off Switch
- Distortion Knob
- Internal Doctor Who Speech Samples Pitch Knob
- Internal Oscillator Pitch Knob
- Internal Oscillator Trigger Button and Hold Switch
- Voice Changer Hold Switch with Indicator LED
- 1/4" Jack Input Socket
- 1/4" Jack Output Socket"

Cosmic Sequence

Published on Mar 19, 2016
Live synth-jam, March 19. 2016 Bruno Ender Lee

"MacBeth M5N, Roland System-1, Roland TR-8, Roland TB-8 & ARP Odyssey with Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencer, Studio-88 (leads), MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass), Roland Juno-106, Analogue Solutions Vostok, Korg MS2000"

Evolver by rili

"All sounds Polyevolver"

First patch with the Stillson Hammer MkII

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Oren Levy

"This thing is awesome"

Live Ambient Electro Jam Feat. iPad + Illuminated Wooden Box

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Perplex On

"A relaxed ambient jam in the homestudio featuring an iPad and a homemade wooden box illuminated with audioreactive visuals.


- iPad loaded with AUM, Xynthesizr, Impaktor, Arturia iSEM, Amazing Noises' Dedalus and Reverb

- iPad connected to the Mac via an iConnectMIDI4+

- AUM's internal keybard is controlling NI's The Giant Piano

- Homemade wooden box with built-in piezo mic serving as a controller for the Impaktor app on the iPad, the audioreactive visuals are rear projected onto wrinkled paper and mapped to the box


Liine Releases Skram iOS - Chilled Jam

Published on Mar 19, 2016 KlaatuNinja

From the makers of Lemur.

iTunes: Skram - Electronic Music Maker - Liine

Skram has everything you need to make electronic music on your iPad and quickly get great sounding results. Create killer sounds, riffs and grooves. Record the result.



Four expressive synth and drums Devices are included. We’re going to be creating more of these, lots more - covering a wide-range of styles and genres. You’ll be able to build your own personalized collection that matches your tastes. We promise you’ll be getting more for free too.


Skram contains three Widgets which allow you to create different kinds of musical patterns, and you’ll soon be able to get your hands on more. Some are inspired by real music machines, others are completely fresh for the world of software. They’re all simple, playful and inspiring.


Skram has the features you need to manipulate the whole performance. You can adjust levels, alter the speed of your music and carry out stunning key changes (with no need to know a single bit of music theory). Naturally, it’s easy to record your music and send it to a friend.

Many more new features will be rolled out this year too. Our Content Library will have great patterns you can use straight out of the box, or tweak to make your own. Gesture Automation will add life to your grooves, playing back your finger movements in realtime. Snapshots will let you store and recall those special musical moments without stopping the flow. The synthesis and sampling engine is going to expand, allowing for a wider range of sound textures and musical genres.


Requires iOS 9.0 or higher.


Skram is made by a team of experts and artists connected to Berlin - the world capital of electronic music. Our other product, Lemur, is a professional music tool used on stage by the likes of Bjork, Daft Punk and Deadmau5. Our vision for Skram is to supply the freshest, most complete and totally accessible tool for playing with music. Use it for making tracks, performing a live jam, jotting down ideas, experimenting or just plain having fun."

Monoplugs Releases Monique - The unique Synthesizer

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Monoplugs

Update: you'll find the official product page here.

Monique Basics Tutorial

via Monoplugs Magazin:

"What’s Monique? Monique is a monophonic, subtractive, digital synthesizer with the focus to create raw bass and lead sounds like you know from the analogue world. Still not impressed? Tough crowd, but understandable! Along with these brilliant capabilities, is Monique’s custom morphing feature. Morphing gives you the capabilities of 8 different programs in one! This is perfect for real-time jamming, and live performances. Not only that, you can also evolve one of the existing presets – or you can use it for sound and rhythm design, by turning on one or more of the four Morph LFO’s.

Whether you’re a professional or a newcomer, Monique is a bit different – you should really watch the Monique Basics Video. In the introductory 13-minute video, we explain Monique from the first click to the completed composition!"

Quiet Saturdays - Episode 19 - live studio

Published on Mar 19, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

Episode 19 using
Pad: Virus Ti2
Sequences: Braids, Blofeld, Warps, Radias
Sequencers: Beatstep Pro, Radias
Drums: OP-1


Roland SVC-350 Vocoder

via this auction

"The SVC350 is essentially the same the vocoder section in the VP330, just in a smaller rack form. Yet unlike the VP330, the SVC350 has graphic EQ section that allows you to shape the tone with more control than a VP330 does. This is a classic sounding vocoder, really awesome with vocals and synthesizers but especially cool when paired with drum machines, guitars and effects."

YAMAHA CS-15 SN 7137

via this auction


via this auction

Roland DJ-70 Keyboard Sampler SN ZE01032

via this auction

Note the scratch wheel on the right.

"Roland DJ-70 Keyboard Sampler in good condition. Upgraded to 4 meg Ram. Everything works perfect. All the buttons sliders etc function properly. There is a scratch on one key. The cap on the sampling level knob is missing-the knob is intact and works can see the missing cap in the photos.

This is an easy sampling keyboard to use. The scratch wheel is awesome. A great live sampler. Sounds great-whatever you sample sounds better than the source!

Besides being a 16 bit sampler, the DJ-70 includes many features that no other sampler offers - like the incredible scratch wheel. Take any sound (Drums, phrases, your voice) and assign it to the scratch wheel and you can scratch it like a record! It also has 8 assignable trigger pads that play back your sample at the touch of a button, great for one shot sound effects that you want to keep handy. You can also build up sounds in a synthesizer fashion by combining different samples, crossfading between them using velocity, apply TVA and TVFs (filters). It also has an 8 track sequencer. The features go on and on."

Slight Return

Slight Return from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Using a Fader Fox and Expert Sleepers FH-1 to control the modular"

Modular Jam 49

Published on Mar 19, 2016 ngarjuna

"Bass Patch
STO - Optomix being Damp modulated by
Wogglebug Stepped out(2x clocked and fed pitch)
enveloped by Maths
Sputnik 2 (lightly FM'd by Sputnik 1) - Timbre (modulated by PEG) - Optomix
Pitch sequence from Rene

Balanced Modulator Patch
(several sounds were derived from this patch by changing Rene's Gate outs, wiggling octaves, FM depth, etc.)
Sequencer 1 driving the pitch
Maths enveloping the Optimixes
which receive the signal from the balanced mod setup:
2 Sputniks going into the uVCAs with inversions
(Sputnik 1 is also lightly FM'ing Sputnik 2)
PEG is controlling the FM depth (via Classic VCA) and
modulating Expo/Pitch on Sputnik 1

Machine Noise Patch
(these are the loud whirring sounds from around 4:05)
Rene (getting Glide data from Sequencer 1) driving
the STO and the Rubicon
STO putting out Vari Shape (modulated by PEG)
and Sine out to Timbre (modulated by PEG at 180 deg phase)
Optomix enveloped by Maths
Rubicon square out (PWM'd by Seq 1 LFO, Symmetry modulated by Maths), some QR noise and Timbre output are mixed
and sent to Optomix enveloped by Maths

Drums in Spark (electronic) Jamstix (hand percussion) and modular (bleep bloops)
Acid lead cleansed in the fire of Angel Lofte Audio Source Plus
One of the Bal Mod Patch sounds was sequenced through Array

and of course my trusty Tektronix 422 scope providing the trippy light show."

Dork Funk - a 100BPM funked breakbeat patch for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Mar 18, 2016 Luke Killen

"This will be my last Eurorack patch for a month as i will be taking a break in Japan. I'll be back with more in late April when I return. In the mean-time enjoy a funked breakbeat patched on my eurorack system."

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