MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016


via this auction

You'll find pics of the inside below.


FieldScaper 1.4 Released | Glitched Ambient Demo with FieldScaper In Looper Mode

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Igor Vasiliev

"More about how to create this effect - [also captured below] FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor for iPad and iPhone."

iTunes: FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor - iMusicAlbum or Bundled

What's New in Version 1.4
● New user interface of the Looper mode specially designed for real-time controls.
● Four different modes of processing audio from external sources (include IAA and AB).
● Assignable buttons for quick select presets in the Looper mode.
● Assignable buttons for quick select samples for oscillators.
● New square waveform added for LFOs.
● Option for random modulation of all waveforms in LFO.
● The main effect value can be inverted for different parameters.
● New controls for High and Low cutoff filters on the input.
● Stop recording time when input signal below threshold.
● Several new sound mangling presets.
● Updated description of the application.
● Description in single PDF available on application site.
● Fixed bug in editing MP3 files.
● Several minor bugs have been fixed.

"How to make something like this demo.

In the "Overdub" mode the input signal will start recording to loop when the signal above threshold and stop when below, but playback of this loop not stops and already recorded signal not erased. So as you can continuously update the loop content. It can be very creatively when you use presets that changing the pitch, direction and addressing (see Oscillator - Address section) when playback.

To achieve the result like in this demo you need switch to the "Looper" mode (button "Looper" on the main screen) and select the processing mode "Overdub". Then assign one of preset buttons to factory default preset "Dark and foreboding places" and set this preset active. Move the fader "Effect" to about the half right.

In the input settings panel (button "Input" or "Audio input control") set the "Stop recording threshold" to about -15 db and "Stop recording time" to about 0.100 sec. It is desirable to reduce the tail with low volume level when the input signal drops and record stops and to avoid the large silence gap in the loop.

Also it is recommended to increase "Input amplify" up to about +10 db so that the level of input signal will be at least from -15 db and more even with a small limiting. Many presets give the best result when the input signal is loud enough.

When the input source is synth or other musical instrument or app set the input channel filter at least from "40 Hz" to "12 kHz" ("16 kHz") when record from microphone the best use "60 Hz" filter to avoid unnecessary peaks that can affect to the signal threshold detector and gate.

After that tap the button "Start" (in the "Looper" mode) to start processing your input signal.

Move the fader "Effect" to get other sound. You can change any other parameters of this preset to achieve another effect and then create your own preset. Start from "Filter - Frequency / Resonance" and its LFO and also try to change "Oscillator - Clock / Clock offset".

A Patterning kit in 7 minutes

Published on Mar 21, 2016 pantsofdeath

Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.
AudioShare - audio document manager - Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)


Published on Mar 21, 2016 Ebotronix

"4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS360²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator ~0~ quadring ~ solo for Unkle²²s
Doepfer R 2m², A133², A134²², A141, A143-2,9
A151²², A152, A156², A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4 Vox, Arpeggiator (wholetone) , Chord Machine²,

1970's Moog Model D Synthesizer w/ Case SN 6751

via this auction

Crowphonics Cro-1 And Cro-2 Modular Noise Synthesizer

via this auction

"Crowphonics cro-1 and cro-2 noise modular synthesizer. Cro-1 is 4 oscillators of sound insanity. Cro-2 is vca, preamps, ring mod, filter, delay.

This is very noisy and sometimes predictable and sometimes not. Really cool noise drone machine.

Comes with power chords, patch cables and manual"

Buchla Easel Euro Simple

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Todd Barton

"A simple demo using the Euro to blend and beef with the Easel."

Vintage 1970's Moog MiniMoog Model D SN 4440

via this auction

"This is a working unit and all knobs and keys operate. The control panels still have the original factory protective plastic covering. The unit has normal cosmetic wear and scratches on the cabinet sides, but can be refinished easily. The metal rear flap for the control panel tilt has a brushed/cleaned area. This was necessary to remove the social security number of the original owner, (remember back in the day you marked your valuables with your SS#). The oscillators sound good, but the bus bar and some knob controls will need cleaning. Some keys will also need to be adjusted. I'm not the expert on Moog restoration, but I believe a person familiar with the brand won't have any problems bringing this unit back to 100 percent.

Included with this auction is a Sound Chart by Tom Rhea to get you started..."

OP-A FM Synth Demo…eld-for-arduino

New demo of the OP-A FM synth. See this previous post for details.

Slow Sequence and Rings - Modular Patch

Slow Sequence and Rings - Modular Patch from Kial on Vimeo.

"Mutable Instruments Rings creates an ambience for a slowly progressing sequence. uScale is used to control the pitch of two separate analog voices (z3000+Polaris+uVCA & Dixie2 + DSM01 + Digital VCA) The two voices and the output of Rings are all mixed with a SubMix6 and sent to uJack. The output of the modular system was ran through guitar pedals and recorded in Logic X."

Moog Music Pays Tribute to Keith Emerson

Moog Music sent the following out to subscribers of their newsletter. I thought I'd share it with those that aren't subscribed, as well as capturing it in the archives. Keith was legendary.

"Thank you, Keith Emerson

'In general, everything we've ever done has always been in collaboration with musicians... there's constant experimentation. Keith Emerson was the first guy that really, in a professional way, took a large modular system on stage and made it work.' - Bob Moog

The sudden loss of Keith Emerson, a beloved member of the Moog Family, has profoundly impacted us. We were shocked and saddened to lose our hero, friend and collaborator so soon.
Keith discovered the Moog synthesizer with his band The Nice in 1969. Shortly thereafter, he reached out to Bob Moog and acquired one of the first Moog modular synthesizers, which was built for the Museum Of Modern Art's "Jazz In The Garden" public performance. From then on, the names Emerson and Moog were entwined forever. Keith became the most-visible proponent of the synthesizer revolution, using the Moog loyally onstage for almost every show of his career. Emerson became the brightest name in the world of progressive rock music, his influence and creativity rivaled only by Jimi Hendrix. He was a masterful musician in many styles, but also a renowned showman who understood that elaborate theatrics would elevate the experience of the audience to a fever pitch. Part of his "show" was to faithfully include the monstrous wall of modules and cables that his Moog had become over the years, as it had developed an instantly recognizable sound that no other instrument could duplicate.

In 2015, nearly 45 years after the beginning, Moog and Emerson worked to create newly-built exact duplicates of Keith's legendary modular instrument. Matching his original Moog to painstaking details, the new EMMS (Emerson Moog Modular System) was the first artist signature-series Moog synthesizer. It was an honor to recognize the great contribution Keith Emerson has made to the long Moog history, and to his enormous influence felt still today on the world of synthesis.

Through his enduring friendship with Bob Moog, his pioneering use of the Moog Modular and his lifetime of creative collaborations with Moog Music, Keith's fingerprints are on the very DNA of electronic synthesized sound. We can say for certain, that our company would not be where it is today without Keith's prophetic contributions. Our hearts are broken knowing our journey together has come to a close.

Thank you, Keith. Your spirit will live on forever in those electric moments when technical brilliance and unconstrained expression collide."

Bob Moog and Keith Emerson, 1974 (photo credit: Greg Hochman)

Modular Jam 50

Published on Mar 20, 2016 ngarjuna

Another great track via MATRIXSYNTH Member, ngarjuna.

"Patch Notes

Bass Patch
Sequencer 1 driving
Rubicon Sine - Timbre modulated by PEG - .Mix
Rubicon Sub - .Mix
STO Sine dynamic FM'd by Maths and uVCA
.Mix into Optomix enveloped by Maths
STO Vari out into Optomix enveloped by Maths

Sync Fold Lead Patch
Sequencer 1 driving STO outputting vari out to Rubicon hard sync
Rubicon V/oct from PEG
Symmetry modulated by Rene unquant out
Rubicon sine - Timbre modulated by Wogglebug Stepped out
into Optomix enveloped by Maths, Damp modulated by PEG

Pluck Patch
Sputnik 2 getting pitch from Rene
Dynamically FM'd by Sputnik 1 via Optomix-Maths
Sputnik 2 Sine - Timbre modulated by PEG
into Optomix enveloped by Maths,
Damp modulated by Sequencer 1

EC Bass Patch
Rubicon Sub and Square PWM'd by PEG
STO Shape modulated by PEG and FM'd by its own Sub out
into Post Lawsuit Filter enveloped by Minimod EG with some pitch tracking
into AJH Minimod VCA enveloped by Minimod EG

Microbrute sequence
LFO - Filter
Env - Metal
Stereo delay added post production

Drums in Spark
Acid line tortured by Angel Lofte Audio Source Plus

Photo backgrounds courtesy of Hubble Space Telescope
and of course my trusty Tektronix 422 scope providing the trippy light show."

The TMS Modular Synthesizer System

This one popped up on a Swiss auction site

Apparently this was a one off system built by a Mr. Thoma, one of the pioneers in the Swiss experimental-electronical scene around Zurich in the late 70s / early 80s. You can find his site here: TMS stands for Thoma Music System. It is listed on his equipment page here. The TMS is a Serge Modular clone he built for himself, however he did build some on request. He also has a Serge Modular. You can see it in a video further below. Unfortunately there isn't a video for the TMS on his YouTube channel.

This is one of those fascinating bits of synth history that hasn't been featured on the site before now. You never know what will come up.

Pmfoundations MIDI-SEQ-8 - 8 Gate 8 CV Android Controlled Eurorack MIDI Player

Note this is the first Pmfoundations post on MATRIXSYNTH. We have a new maker in town! Their first offering is a DIY MIDI-SEQ-8 eurorack module.

"The MIDI-SEQ-8 is a step sequencer that uses our AndroidTM app to directly play MIDI files through your analog synthesizer over USB.

The convenience of a smartphone or tablet driven sequencer instead of a traditional and expensive hardware sequencer.

Our hardware module is Eurorack size and only 8HP wide, leaving room in your rack for other modules.

If you are a composer, create your own MIDI sequences, backing tracks or songs on your synthesizer, and play back from your phone."


Published on Mar 21, 2016 LESINDES

"S&H now in sync on the Hipass with reso. That's fun! PLUS a bit POLY MOD."

Escalas y modos con Novation Circuit

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Hispasonic

The scale modes on the Novation Circuit. This one is in Spanish, but non-Spanish speakers should be able to follow as well. Be sure to catch my extensive overview and review of the Novation Circuit if you haven't already.

"Escalas y modos, un recurso musical tan antiguo como eternamente vigente. Revisamos conceptos y aprovechamos Novation Circuit para ilustrarlos por su capacidad de modificar patrones ya grabados cambiando su escala/modo."


"Scales and modes, as old as eternally existing musical resources. We review concepts and Novation Circuit advantage to illustrate its ability to change patterns already recorded changing scale / mode."
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Tiptop Audio Records BLACK SHAPE - Doom Room

BLACK SHAPE - Doom Room from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

Artist: BLACK SHAPE (Piero Fragola, Mattia Tuliozi)

Title: Doom Room

Vocal: Piero Fragola, Guitar: Fabrizio Canale

Title Album: TTAR VA 0002

Character Design/ Animation/ Direction by: Piero Fragola, Matteo Giampaglia

Release Date: 09.02.2016

Label: Tiptop Audio Records

Genre: Techno

Mastering by Tommy Bianchi @ White Sound Mastering Studio

Distribuited by Wordandsound

The videoclip for the song "Doom Room" by the duo Black Shape comes from a collaboration between painter Matteo Giampaglia and graphic designer Piero Fragola. It is a work completely hand-drawn and animated digitally.

The dexterity and the dirty mark of the real drawing rise on the rhythms and the notes of the track.

The subject is a lysergic journey: the protagonist is a fictional character, whose traits are not defined (is he a human? or a little alien?). At the end of his travel he will find himself, ironically. His nightmares set, in the darkness of reason and civilization, a feature of neglect and global pollution. The deformed imagery of the drawings deals with those elements that apparently seem to be negative, such as the monsters, that instead have the positive function of cleaning the environment.

Hallucination and cuteness in a black and white frenzy.

Introducing WIGGLE, the Dynamic Waveshaping Synthesizer

Published on Mar 13, 2016 2nd Sense Audio

"2nd Sense Audio presents WIGGLE, a synth plug-in aimed to assist electronic musician in creating expressive sounds with its distinctive dynamic waveshaping engine and intuitive user interface.

WIGGLE Highlights:

Casio VZ10m - Some Factory Presets

Published on Mar 21, 2016 SynthDan1

"Here are some factory presets played on the Casio VZ-10m phase distortion synthesizer.

From Virtual Synth Explorer: 'The VZ-1 takes a hybrid approach to its sound generation. Where the CZ line used Phase Distortion Synthesis and the Yamaha DX line used Phase Modulation (incorrectly advertised as FM), the VZ-1 uses Phase Distortion for ring modulation and waveform generation but true Frequency Modulation Synthesis to generate harmonics. The end result is a unique and hauntingly space-age sounding synthesizer with many smooth "twangy" textures - but it can also be very harsh and noisy when complex phasing is employed. Thumping bass-lines and sweeping pads are its strongest points but it is also very capable of analog-ish brass and strings.'"

Kawai K5000S Synthesizer with Original Box & Extra Sound Libraries

via this auction

"Kawai K5000S synthesizer in very good condition.

Ships in original box.

Comes with original owner's manual and sound disks.

Very good cosmetic and working order. The LCD makes a minor humming sound when powered on."

Wiard 300 Series Modules

Borg Filters Model 342 via this auction

Dual Woggle Bug Model 371 via this auction

Classic VCO Model 341 via this auction

Waveform City Model 342 via this auction

Dual Envelator Model 331 via this auction

Omni Filter Model 351 via this auction - signed by Cary Grace and Grant Richter on the back.

Controller Model 311 via this auction

Rack Frame by Hinton Instruments via this auction

Portable Power Supply via this auction

Vintage Roland Jupiter-6 Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Akai Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

1970's MiniMoog Model D Synthesizer SN 12137

via this auction

"As you can see, it's in exceptional condition.

All keys play great - All oscillators, everything working correctly!

Nothing sounds quite like this oscillating crown jewel made by Robert Moog.

If you're looking at this posting seriously, I assume you know this is no toy, nor is it a Voyager."

Liine Skram - Electronic Music Maker

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"In this video, I give you a hands on the new IOS app Skram from 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."

Skram offers you a very easy approach to make quick music. An absolute fantastic app from Liine which will bigger in near future"

iTunes: Skram - Electronic Music Maker - Liine

Modor NF-1 demo

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Hunart©

"Soundcheck of the new Modor NF-1 digital polyphonic synthesizer. I have to say that it was a long time ago I came across of such an original synth. Soundwise one of the most original synths on the market. Some (small amount of) EQ added with limiting. No compression, no external FX.



MagSeq & StripSeq - Magnet & Infrared Based Sequencing From the Man Behind BeatBearing

Published on Mar 21, 2016 Peter Bennett

Above: "Exploration of using magnetic pixels to control a music sequencer. Prototype demo hack."

Peter Bennett is the man behind BeatBearing.

I'm guessing StripSeq below uses the same technology.


Published on Mar 21, 2016

"Exploration in using paper tape as an input to a drum machine. Infrared detection of lines on a paper tape trigger drum hits."

Reactable mobile music App with Ableton Link

Published on Mar 21, 2016

iTunes: Reactable mobile - Reactable Systems SL

"Based on the Reactable Live! software, the Reactable Mobile is a versatile synthesiser that allows you to play and process your own sound samples and audio input. A complete and flexible live performance instrument with professional audio quality. Load and store your sessions and share them with your friends. Interactive music takes on a new dimension.

New version 2.4 for iOS integrates Ableton Link, allowing to connect and synchronize between several devices.

Music by: Julio Navas, Alecs Marta"

VOLTLIFE: Glitch experiment 1

Published on Mar 21, 2016 voltlife

"A quick patch exploring some intentionally glitchy effects with Tyme Sefari II.

A Verbos Harmonic Oscillator provides the background drone through Erbe Verb and Clouds. Three individual outs from the Harmonic Oscillator then go through a modulated crossfader into Optomix, which is struck by random gates, creating plucks at three different but harmonically related pitches.

These plucks then go into Tyme Sefari, which is set up as a short looping delay with feedback. The loop end is modulated by Maths, causing glitchy jumps through the buffer.

I also use two gates, derived from clock divisions of the random gate source, to create further variation. One reverses the buffer direction, and the other switches on a pitch shift via the A Sound of Thunder expander. With feedback, this creates a low-fi version of the classic shimmer effect."

nonlinearcircuits numberwang

Published on Mar 20, 2016 cirtcele

"Numberwang fed 4 LFO signals and doing its thing. It is basically a gate pattern generator. Shinty-six is a real number."

And a RIP for Bill, a synth dog lost to cancer at only 18 months. Messed up. This one's for you Bill.

Vesta Fire RV-2 + Korg ES-1 mk2 test

Published on Mar 20, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Vesta Fire RV-2 Dual Spring Reverb
Korg Electribe ES-1 mk2 Sampler"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Roland Jupiter 8 80's RIFF!!!

Published on Mar 20, 2016 synthartist69

"An 80's riff I came up with on the Jupiter 8."

Experimentation 10 (Korg Minilogue, DSI Tetra, Korg Electribe Sample)

Published on Mar 20, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"Spending some time in the Korg ES 2's sequencer, learning new things about it and playing with the poly sequencers a bit. The sequence editing didn't make sense to me for a while, but then it finally just clicked. It's similar to learning a new program on a computer sometimes, at least it feels that way to me. This will be tweaked into something bigger hopefully(with more gear). Enjoy the coming week. Thanks for watching and listening!


Gear pile:
Korg Electribe Sample -used to sequence everything
Korg Minilogue
DSi Tetra + Strymon BigSky
Zoom R-24 (mixer/recorder)
Presonus One ver 2 ( "final mix/mastering")
Sony Action Cam
Kden Live (video editing)"

Chamber of Sounds JT3 - demo

Published on Mar 20, 2016 chamberofsounds

"Introducing JT3, the newest edition of our handheld, analog space synth + optical theremin. Video by Atomic Heart Films."

via this auction

Mini Analog Space Synth + Theremin

"Limited Run :: Analog Space Synth

JT3 is an expressive touch & light-sensitive, analog, mini-synth/theremin. Your body’s electricity effortlessly triggers the intensity of the notes, while light bends the pitch, making for a full-blown, sensory & sonic experience. Transmit long, spacious notes and cross-modulations to another dimension & beyond. It’s durable, ABS space-case also has a 9V battery compartment, for easy accessibility – battery life is well over 40 hours.

As well as being played by touch, you can trigger JT3 by any external audio sources, such as a drum machine, metronome or mp3, Take a journey into the stratosphere with this little wonder. Each of the 24 limited-run units are signed, dated and numbered by COS.

• fully analog circuitry
• 2 oscillators with individual controls
• finger-touch sensitivity
• photocell optical theremin mode
• can be triggered by any audio source
• LFO, Decay & Sweep controls
• solid construction & components
• handmade in the USA
• LED power indicator
• 9V battery compartment
• durable ABS space case
• 1/4″ output – 1/4″ input"


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