MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Buchla MARF Test Two

Published on Apr 6, 2016 Todd Barton

"This first section uses the speed and pitch of the MARF driving a 259/281/292 combination. When pitch sliders are engaged they reveal a formant type sound.

The second section uses just a 5 step sequence. Top sliders = pitch; Bottom sliders = timing. An I am further modifying the timing manually to produce different accent patterns/repetitions. The first patch cord goes from the timing CV to the Keyboard In on the Principal 259. The next patch cord goes from the pitch CV to the CV In of the Principal 259."

Part one here.

Batumi Master

Batumi Master from Bryan Noll on Vimeo.

“'One Batumi to Rule Them All'

An exploration of M. Puech’s Expert Firmware for XAOC Devices Batumi

Performed on a modular synthesizer using Ableton Live for effects and mixing.


monome isms micro-tour

isms micro-tour from tehn on Vimeo.

"isms (i-z-m-s) is a eurorack modular case with an integrated top row of basic functionality.

this video is a closeup of roughly half of the top row, showing some simple capabilities without having any additional modules mounted."

New England Analog NEA-4019 Eurorack VCA 24-Track Demo

Published on Apr 6, 2016 New England Analog LLC

"This video features 24 tracks of the NEA 4019 discrete VCA module for eurorack. The tracks were recorded using an ARP 2600 with an NEA 4019 VCA as the final output VCA. All vibrato was generated using aftertouch to control the 4019 output. The "synth brass" section at the end was recorded using a Yamaha BC-1 Breath Controller to control the 4019.

The NEA-4019 has separate linear and exponential CV inputs, which allow for unique VCA envelopes that can be smooth or punchy. The 4019 can also be used to process control voltages, as well as audio signals.

The drums in this recording are all using the exponential CV inputs on the 4019. The drum tones themselves are a combination of sine waves and white noise from the 2600.

All sounds came from the 2600 and were amplified using the NEA-4019 module. All vibrato, tremolo, and breath articulation was done using the NEA-4019 to process CV signals."

via NE Analog:

"The NEA-4019 is a clone of the ARP 4019 VCA found in the ARP 2600. This discrete VCA design is exactly the same as the original ARP design with the exception of the matched transistor pairs being upgraded to Analog Devices SSM2220 and SSM2212s. The output opamp is a higher quality opamp than the ones used in the original 4019 modules.

The module is 8U in Eurorack format and includes a 10 Pin power connector ribbon cable. There are 2 audio inputs, a linear CV input, an exponential CV input, and an audio output. All input and output jacks have attenuators.

This unit is currently being built to order. Each NEA-4019 order will ship in approximately 3 weeks."

SuperBooth 2016: Audio Damage News

Published on Apr 6, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"On the booth of Audio Damage, Chris demonstrate me the new modules Boom Tschak and gives me a quick look at a complete new module Proton"

SUPERBOOTH16 - a snipped of MOON MODULAR´s live Experience on day #2

Published on Apr 6, 2016 moonmodular

"On LEAD VOICE, you hear our new MULTIMODE VCF M505. Q-Nexus Keys are converted to CV. The Pads are played on the new Memotron m2k from Manikin Electronic - Berlin. SyncMasterClock + mixup + FX by LIVE from Ableton (Hosted by MBP).
We have no better recordings, we apologize for that. Gert recorded few minutes with his iPhone to cover an impression."

The Pulse that Simply Arrived

Published on Apr 6, 2016 Robin Rimbaud-Scanner

"The magic of working with a modular synth set up is the utterly unexpected. The pulse simply 'appeared' when setting up the system today and within minutes this live recording was born. It's dark, cinematic and exploratory and hope you might enjoy it. Notes on the patch below.

The pulse is from the Harvestman Piston Honda through a Mannequins Three Sisters filter pinged from a Modcon Quad LFO. The textures come from the Harvestman Hertz Donut through the Verbos Electronics Amplitude & Tone, and the Furthrrr Generator and Verbos Complex Oscillator passing through the TipTopAudio Z-DSP Halls of Valhalla card and Synthesis Technology E560 Deflector Shield. Everything is mixed live through the Intellijel Mutamix Mixer and Intellijel Linix Mixer/VCA and recorded direct to digital input."

New Casio CZ Patch Sets From CZounds

Mike of CZounds wrote in to let us know he has a number of patch sets available for the Casio CZ series of synths. You'll find demos of the different sets below.

" is my new synth patch company to create and sell sounds inspired by synthpop bands of the 1980s. Each collection has 64 patches recreating the sounds (to varying degrees) of about a dozen classic songs.

By the way there's an introductory Spring Sale for April and May. All patch sets are $12 ($3 off the regular $15 price)."

"The Casio CZ synthesizer surprised musicians in the mid-1980s with its power and affordability. It caught on quickly and remains popular today. Breathe new life into this classic synth with some top-notch sounds!

CZounds brings you new patches inspired by bands like Depeche Mode, Devo, The Human League, New Order and OMD. Listen to our patch set audio demos to hear recreations and interpretations of sounds from dozens of classic synthpop songs.

Our patches take full advantage of the CZ's abilities and quirks, like built-in reverbs and key release effects. Each robust collection gives you deep basses, thick leads, punchy horns, shimmering synths, rich pads, and retro flavor galore."

Lumen: the Electro-Acoustic Handpan on Indiegogo

Published on Mar 29, 2016 Lumen Handpan

"What it is, what we're about, where we're going."

Tamzin on Lumen Handpan wrote in to let us know about their electronic Handpan. The video above will tell you what it is. Note it has MIDI output to control external gear. You can support the campaign on Indiegogo here.

"The Lumen is an electronic percussion instrument in the form of a handpan, which provides the unique playing experience of it's acoustic inspiration, with the added benefits that electronics bring. It features built-in amplified speakers, an advanced on-board audio processor and full velocity sensitivity.

We want artists around the world to be able to pick up the instrument, turn it on and play - no need to connect to any other equipment. Being an electronic instrument, you can of course output the audio signal or MIDI messages straight from the Lumen."

Moog Slim Phatty - Exploring the Presets - MVM

Published on Apr 6, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everyone, Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be sitting down with one of my favorite synthesizers, The Slim Phatty. So let's plug in the keyboard, scroll through some patches, and turn some knobs.

The Moog Slim Phatty is no longer in production. Visit to view their current line of products."

AM104 CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks

AM104 CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

"AM104 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

An 8 Channel CV Mixer, optimized for use in conjunction with a DC Coupled Audio Interface to convert Reaktor Blocks Signals into Analog Control Voltages, allowing the interaction of Reaktor Blocks Modules with Hardware Synths and Modular Systems. The dBFS Peak Display allows for precise adjustment of the Output Levels, while the builtin Output Clipper keeps your DA Converters protected from Excessive Levels.

For more information please visit:"

The Amazing Audio Engine 2 for Core Audio

The Amazing Audio Engine 2: Sample app preview

Published on Apr 6, 2016 ATastyPixel

This one is more for the developers out there. For everyone else this is more for informative purposes - some insight into what goes into the tools and instruments we use.

"This is a short demo of the sample app that comes with The Amazing Audio Engine 2. See the full source code at"

The Amazing Audio Engine 2 Introduction

Published on Apr 6, 2016

"Presenting The Amazing Audio Engine 2: a new audio engine for Core Audio. In this video I introduce the main concepts, and walk through creating a simple demo app that plays a loop with effects, mixed together with audio input, with recording capabilities.

Find TAAE 2 at"

"The Amazing Audio Engine is a sophisticated framework for iOS audio applications, built so you don't have to.

It is designed to be very easy to work with, and handles all of the intricacies of iOS audio on your behalf.

- Effortless creation of live audio content with objects, blocks, or Audio Units and looping audio file players.

- Rich audio input support with sophisticated multi-channel support.

- Arbitrary audio format support: Interleaved, non-interleaved, mono, stereo, 16-bit, floating-point - whatever you need.

- Very light, efficient C engine, designed from the ground up for speed.

- Automatic mixing of multiple audio signals with per-channel volume and pan controls.

- Deep Audiobus inter-app audio system support.

- Built-in audio file reading and writing, with support for all Core Audio-supported formats.

- Fast, lock-free synchronisation between main and audio threads.

- Built-in support for audio filtering and effects, with support for Audio Units, blocks or object filters.

- Sophisticated system output recording and monitoring for in-app session recording or analysis.

- Support for pinpoint-accurate timestamp based timing and alarm mechanisms.

- High-quality documentation with sample code and a developer forum."

Superbooth16: Abstract Data

Published on Apr 6, 2016 KEYBOARDS

ARP Odyssey II Model 2813 Vintage Synthesizer SN 0617

via this auction

Check out the Roland sticker on the back.

Modded Roland System 100M VCO VCF VCA 110 SN 151202 with Glow-in-the-Dark Slider Caps

via this auction

"This auction is for a vintage Roland System 100M module 110 which contains a VCO, VCF and VCA. The module works great and the sliders and pots work are smooth. Used in a non-smoking private studio. Features glow in the dark slider caps (technology transplant) and has a completely reversible SYNC mod which was professionally installed. It uses the LOW audio output jack and converts it into an input to sync the VCO frequency. You can then use the VCO mod input to do sync sweeps."

Pics of the inside and slider caps below.

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 29

Published on Apr 6, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"There are 4 sound sources:
Roland 'MC-202', Folktek 'Matter', Neutron Sound 'Orgone Accumulator' and Mutable Instruments 'Rings'.

MC-202 is being processed by the Doepfer A-126 Frequency Shifter.
Matter is being processed by Gieskes DEP2b.
Orgone Accumulator is being processed by Modcan Dual Delay (1 mono channel).
Rings is being processed by Z-DSP with the Valhalla Shimmer card installed.

All sequenced by ALM 'Pamela's Workout', Iron Ether ' Pithoprakta', Doepfer A-155 Sequencer and the Koma 'Komplex' sequencer."

Roland JP-08 Sequencer and Sounds

Published on Apr 6, 2016 909techno

"Demo of Roland JP-08 sequencer and sound creation."

Roland Boutique on eBay | Roland Boutique on Amazon

KOMA Elektronik: Poltergeist Tutorial

Published on Apr 6, 2016 KOMA Elektronik

"In this video, we go through each feature of the Poltergeist Analog Quadraphonic Audio Mixer. From inputting a signal and controlling it with the VCA, panning around 360 degrees, solo and mute functions to stereo and quad modes, auxiliary inputs, slope control, and gain CV controls. The main synthesizer sound is a Malekko Anti-Oscillator through the KOMA Elektronik SVF201. The envelope is from a Doepfer module. The kick drum is courtesy of a Bastl Tea Kick followed by the Roland TR8. All synced and controlled by the Komplex Sequencer."

Live modular techno : distant object

Published on Apr 6, 2016 Maxime F

"Moog mother 32 + Mutable instruments braids
Mutable instruments elements
Elektron analog rytm
Noise enginering locquelic iteritas + mutable clouds"

Cross Pollination Drone

Published on Apr 6, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"'Serge Animal' drone with extra modulation and gates from the Euro system. Reverb and delay from Logic Pro-X"

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer "Somber Place"

Published on Apr 6, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X analog synthesizer from year 1979
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: a bit delay"

Yamaha TG33 synthesizer

Published on Apr 6, 2016 AreggerOrchestra

"Demo of the Yamaha TG33 ' Dynamic Vector Synthesis ' No external FX"

Korg - New Music Always OKGO contest : OK, Go Crazy

Published on Apr 6, 2016 karenevil

"Patching just for fun :D

In this video I used Metronome as a percussion and also it works as master clock generator for other instruments.

Used KORG products:
SR1 (as a mic amp for Metronome),
MS-20,mini,KROME,minilogue,Volca beats, bass and keys,DelayLab ,KP3+"

Live Jam #29 - Ambient / Melodic / Techno - Arturia Beatstep pro, Microbrute, Modular synthesizer

Published on Apr 6, 2016 TRM

"Small setup with the Beatstep pro in the middle. The BSP is sending two sequences to the modular. One to the Dixie II, and one to the a143-4. Gates to the Quadra, and two triggers to Peaks for kick and hihat. BSP is also sending a midi clock to the Microbrute, playing its own sequence.

Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep pro, Microbrute 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 II, uFold, Quadra, 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."

"The pulse that drives us to inspiration..."

Published on Apr 5, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Performed live in one take. No additional overdubs or effects used other than what's seen in the video. Patch notes as follows:

• Mutable Instruments Peaks in "Expert Split" mode with Channel One as Bass Drum and Channel Two as LFO.

• Make Noise Tempi and Sputnik Selector providing gate outs to Peaks Trigger 1 IN/ Bass Drum for variations.

• Peaks Bass Drum and Braids going into Warps.

• Warps going into Clouds

• Peaks LFO modulating Braids Timbre and Color for evolving drone.

• Korg SQ-1 sequencing Elements and Rings.

• Rings going into Eventide H9 for reverb.

• Make Noise Richter Wogglebug influencing Elements Mallet, Timbre, Damping and Positon."

Patch n Tweak

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