MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Live Studio Elektron Jam - "wide eyed & wonderful"

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Matt Greer

"Elektron RYTM, Analog Four, Monomachine, Novation Ultranova & Eventide Space - live sequencing electronic music

Hello my friends,

Just posting some more of my progress of learning and writing with these Elektron machines. This time I brought in the trusty Ultranova to play along. The monomachine is pushing through the eventide space. Each machine is running directly into my standard."


Published on Mar 20, 2016 gugabox

"..done some tests with the SMDs before shipping them :)"

Two Voice Pro vs OB-6

Published on Mar 20, 2016 kpsiegel

"In this video I took my Oberheim Two Voice Pro and matched as best as I could without going nuts settings that were similar to my Dave Smith Instruments OB-6. No effects were used. The point was to hear how these two sounded in comparison given an approximately equal patch configuration.

I made sure that my unison patch on the OB-6 only used two voices. I used a digital tuner to make sure that each oscillator was tuned a fourth away from the other. The two voice was in unison mode with both SEMs set for the same filter and envelope configurations. Both synths used modified pulse waves with PWM from a sine lfo.

Do not assume that a two voice and an OB-6 are comparable based on this video. The two voice can have totally different configurations on each voice stacked in unison and there is no way to replicate that on an OB-6 with the current software because you would need multis to do that.

You will hear modulation of the OB-6 filter at times and that is being done by an expression pedal that I hooked up to the OB-6. This helps get around the annoying limitation of only allowing the mod wheel on the OB-6 to control LFO depth. This is a way to get that manual modulation of the filter without aftertouch or the mod wheel. I set the two voice pro up to have mod wheel fed to both SEM VCF CV inputs to modify cutoff.

My playing is a little demented because I recently dislocated the pinky on my right hand and it still hurts a lot when I play with that hand. This was more a sound demo than a playing exposition though so it shouldn't matter."

MOON MODULAR teaser · SUPERBOOTH16 · Berlin 31.03.- 02.04.2016

Published on Mar 20, 2016 moonmodular

"Visit us and get a Lunar Experience @ our BOOTH BL 220 during the SUPERBOOTH16. Enjoy the live performance with Moon Modular equipment, performed by Udo Hanten and his companion Klaus Cosmic Hoffmann with the new MEMOTRON m2k.

Photos by John L Rise and Schneiders Büro."

Future Retro 777

via this auction

Noise Engineering Variatic Erumption In Depth Patch Explaination

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Noise Engineering

"Alex goes into detail about the patch used in the Variatic Erumption tutorial."


Published on Mar 20, 2016 j j

Ambience in C - A Synth Experiment

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Anonymous Animal

"I was messing around with 'Trig' mode on the Electribe, which by default will send out a C midi note on the channel that corresponds with the pad number. I thought it was interesting to try to work within the limitation of only being able to play one note, using only the synth controls to shape the sound.

I liked how it was sounding so I recorded a few minutes of it and added some rotating timelapse footage I shot with a Muvi X-Lapse and GoPro Session.

Minibrute is providing the throbbing bass line, Bolsa Bass is making the tweaky delay sounds, Reface DX on the bells and JU-06 for noisy filter sweeps.

Thanks for watching."

First Public Performance Featuring the New Upcoming Polivoks Clone by Alex Pleninger

our new Polivoks in the first public appearence

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Alex Pleninger

"Mister Kuzmin [the original Polivoks creator] plays it! others on the stage - Lidia Kavina (Thereminvox) and Evgeny Voronovsky (original Polivoks via LittleGPTracker). the event took place at Art-Aura 2016"

The New Turing Machine

via Thonk

"A new improved Turing Machine for 2016 for sale on Thonk in April 2016

Available as full kit and also Panel PCB set
Aluminium panel with brand new design
Rotary length switch for selecting different pattern lengths
Pulse out = like step one of the pulses expander
Improved clock input
Compatible with older Pulses, Voltages and Vactrol Mix expanders
Two boards, includes Backpack for easier DIY layout
Trimmer for accurately setting the Lock level
33 mm Depth"

Mopho SE & Desktop + Tetra Polychain, Minilogue, TR8 Jam

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"Got a Mopho SE polychained with a Mopho Desktop and a Tetra for six voices. This jam doesn't really use the Polyphony, but it does use Unison mode later in the jam, which gives you 6 fat voices layered together. The Minilogue is playing a factory preset which I liked so much I just jammed along with it.

3 Fäuste im Turm der Schatten Ein letzter Funke

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Die Faust

"one track from the full album 3 Fäuste im Turm der Schatten"

This one in via a MATRIXSYNTH Member.

Rheyne - Moog Mother 32, TC Hall of Fame, Roland Demora

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Rheyne

"Making some noises with 3x Moog Mother 32 analog semi-modular synths. Reverb is from a TC Electronic Hall of Fame pedal. Delay is from a Roland AIRA Demora. Sequences were pre-programmed before recording.

Sounds: 3x Moog Mother 32
Reverb: TC Electronic Hall of Fame
Delay: Roland AIRA Demora
Mixer: Yamaha MG12XU
Recording: Tascam DR44WL
Video: Canon Vixia HFR40"

minimalistic sequence jam CS-10 + Juno 6 + Telemark-k + S950 + Atari ST + Tecbug

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Michal Patulski

Alesis 3630 French style pumping

Published on Mar 20, 2016 SynthMania

Roland TR-909.

Korg Sigma - video #1

Published on Mar 20, 2016 noddyspuncture

"My little Korg Sigma.... it's been sitting in a state of disrepair for quite a few years. Somehow I never really got around to looking at it... until last week that is. I was starting to fault find on it the day I heard the news about Emo. In fact, I was in the middle of working on it when my phone rang and I was told what had happened. And I've not touched it since... didn't feel I had the inclination or the concentration needed. Yesterday though, I felt I needed a distraction so I went back to it and it wasn't long before she was up and running again. So here is my first ever 'Sigma' video. I'm going to always have a strange feeling about this little synth each time I look at it or play it...!"

1980s Japanese Koto Synthesizer with Rare Sounds Suiko ST10

via this auction

"Here is a very Rare 1980s Japanese Koto Synthesizer made by Suiko. Model is the ST10.

The Koto Synthesizer is an esoteric Japanese electronic musical instrument which is very hard to find (even in Japan). It reproduces traditional Japanese instruments.

Internal speaker or you can output to an amp. The jack is a bit temperamental but works. Tape recorder works but play back is a bit glitchy

It has 3 voices (Koto, shakuhachi flute, pipe organ. The sounds are super warm and realistic. Suffice to say this instrument will open up some new ideas for you.

There switches for reverb/echo, pitch etc. There also appears to be an internal memory (aside from the tape).

110V power plug - so you will need a step down transformer from Jaycar.

Dimensions are approximately 40cm by 15cm and less than 2KG."

TTSH ARP 2600 Clone

via this auction

"IBYP's most recent TTSH V2, ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer cloneWhite Ring edition. Although 20% smaller in size, the Two Thousand Six Hundred Version 2 (version 1 improved ) has proven to sound and play as hard as its predecessors. The TTSH is a resurrection of the classic hybrid-modular synth, ARP 2600 AKA the original Star WarsR2D2 voice as well as many classic arcade games. It offers 3 oscillators, endless modulation possibilities and a built in 4AB3C1C reverb tank for a more long and natural warm decays. Designed by The Human Comparator and built by IBYP, this TTSH V2 was tested and tuned with precision to fit in all musical environments.

Since early January 2016, the The Human Comparator discontinued the boards and panels to make room for more great products to come. This monster is now considered among the rare classics we spend most of our time hunting down and will surely go up in demand considering not many were built. I've had allot of fun building them and now its time to sell my last one.. well not really my last.. I've kept one for my self ;)

The TTSH unique neo style case was designed and hand crafted by IBYP's own designer Lou Davis. The Neo style case is inspired by one's perception of physics due to its sleek slanted design. It gives the impression that the case is on the verge of falling when viewed from it sides but thanks to the storage compartment in the back, the TTSH had a very solid base to stand on. The compartment makes it practical to store your cables, power supply as well as cue sheets or other junk we musicians tend to carry around. As for the case finish, a black Duratex plastic paint was chosen for better durability and resistance while also providing a beautiful end product, catches the eye of everyone's first glance. The white ring edition speaks for itself, the 1/8" and the 1/4" ring connectors have been carefully coated white and a Moog style knob was added for the preamp volume control.

It is very easy to setup in any midi situation, just connect any midi controller, sequencer with a CV/Gate out to the CV/Gate input on the TTSH and you're ready to explore a universe of endless soundscape possibilities! I recommend anyone passionate about analog synths to go the extra mile and get this version 2 of TTSH, it's a musical beast, a must have!"

Black & Green Yamaha CS01 Analog Mono Synth SN HK - 840812107

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rev.4 with MPG-80 Programmer & M-64C Memory Card SN 460431

via this auction

Steve & Ollilab - Third Berlin School Jam session - eurorack mayhem

Published on Mar 20, 2016 ollilaboratories

"Ok... so ehrm, Steves modular is possibly the most massive eurorack i have seen in real life. It does not only look massive, it sounds massive... its basically doing all the sounds except for the pads on the nord and ms-20 solo sounds, simple bass on the arturia and some hihats on the TR8.. everything else you hear, even the snare drum patterns and the sampled speech is from the modular :)

we have been trying to get together for some time.. but work and other boring stuff got in the way, now finally this weekend we had the opportunity and just went with the flow.

Steve plays several sequences from his machine, and we divided these movements into two distinct parts. .with a small intermission in the middle (sort of).. to give it a story like feel.

it is _very_ psychedelic, and very BEER-lin school (yeap, we had a few).. and after 1,5 hours of jamming we recorded this one in one go.. no overdubs, all live. On the plus side is that i now also have 6 stereo tracks of the audio so we can polish the hisses and buzzes and adjust some levels if needed for a future release ... :)

And FYI, steve sets his modular up at home, noodles away.. and labels all patch cables, and puts everyting together at my place.. so there is a massive amount of prep on this one, so not a blank panel session.

So please enjoy, we have had a blast.. this will definitely be something you will hear from us again... unless steve expands his modular so that it will not fit into my studio :D :D

Cheers from the two of us!

Jounis Gear: ms-20 mini + electroman, Arturia microbrute + ms70 CDR, TR8, KORG volca keys + jomox and mooer reecho

Steves gear: Ultramega massive eurorack modular which he has built several of the modules himself.. if you have detailed questions please ask Steve, +pxguru2329 on youtube"

Stockhausen's Tides

Published on Mar 20, 2016 mqtthiqs

"Quick demo of some new Tides Parasite features.
Tides in Two-Bumps mode is slowly modulated by Batumi in the random waveform bank, and FMed by Braids. It then goes through Springray to add some air."

Sequenced Equinoxe 2016

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"A short impro to celebrate the 2016 Equinoxe.
Sequence: Braids
Bass: MoPho
Pads: Virus Ti2 & Radias
Lead: Radias
FX: Microkorg
Drums: OP-1
Sequencer: Beatstep Pro


SFC-60 & SFC-101 DIY Kits Now Available

Published on Mar 20, 2016 SoundForce

"SoundForce MIDI controllers for vintage synth plugins now available as DIY kits! Check :"

MOS-LAB 901B...

Published on Mar 20, 2016 seb17320

"Mos-lab 901B x4 tuning test."

Buchla & BugBrand Modular - March 12, 2016

Published on Mar 20, 2016 batchas


No time right now to make a more sophisticted patch, but I like this kind of sound very much :)

Bassline: Buchla 258v
High-pitched tone: Buchla 258v
Filter: 291e sequenced
Sequencer: ScrotumLab FlopSeq X transposed via 250e.
Effect: ScrotumLab Reverb + Logic Reverb

EDIT: I hesitated to make it public, but no matter if "sophisticated" or not, I enjoy this kind of sound, so I decided today, while listening again to it, to share it here with you."

KORG volca bass - 春が来た

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Masami Hashimoto

"volca Arranged by BakaOscillator.
Japanese traditional song."

Rephazer - Live Minimal Techno Set (Elektron Octatrack and Analog Four)

Published on Mar 20, 2016


1. Nerve Damage [00:03]
2. Traumatic [03:52]
3. Electrofarm (Vocals Bukka White) [08:40]
4. The last shot of Op1um [13:24]

All rights regarding the vocals used in track 3 belong to their respective owners.

Some technical information for the ones interested:

Elektron Octatrack is playing one shot samples and loops using 1 bank, 4 parts and the following track-setup:
Track1: Bassdrun
Track2: Hihat
Track3: Percussion
Track4: Synth1/Vocal
Track5: Synth2/Ambient
Track6: Synth3/Main Melody
Track7: Thru Track for Analog Four
Track8: Master Track with compressor.

Elektron Analog Four is doing the bassline on all tracks and various additional synth-lines on track 4.

'The last shot of Op1um' (Track 4) is the last track that I've made on the Teenage Engineering OP1 before I sold it so that track mostly consists of samples/loops taken from that ;)"

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