MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Make Noise Tempi Tests

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This is just a couple of quick and simple tests of the Make Noise Tempi. First test was Tempi strumming Mutable Instruments Rings (via the Sputnik Selector) and the second test was Tempi (again, via the Selector) triggering both the Basimilus Iterates and Mutable Instruments Peaks' channel one (kick drum mode.) In-between these two tests is a short interlude because I liked the patch and wanted to capture it on video (had nothing to do with the Tempi.) There is influence and modulation happening via the Richter Wogglebug and Peaks' second channel in LFO mode. Everything is being processed by Mutable's Clouds module... The next video (probably tomorrow evening) will be my first test of the Intellijel Metropolis, and after that, it will be time to get down to serious music making once again; putting all of these elements together (the Eurorack system, the three Moog Mother-32s, the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol, the Elektron Octatrack, etc.)"


via this auction


Cacti - Modular Performance

Published on Apr 19, 2016 anthony burchell

"This is the Mutable Rings being sequenced by the Antimatter Brain Seed which is being clocked by the metropolis that is controlling the z3000 bass. The elements is getting a copy of the pitch cv from the metropolis and its fm is being modulated by the pressure points going through the Intellijel µscale quantizer."

ContinuuCon 2016 Announced

via Haken Audio

"Continuum Enthusiasts –

ContinuuCon will be June 9-11 in Asheville NC. Asheville is in a beautiful part of the USA, even more amazing than central Illinois where I live. (Here in Illinois we have both kinds of plants, corn *and* soybeans, so central Illinois is pretty cool too, but come here some other time.) If you are unfamiliar with Asheville, check out this short video showing Asheville time-lapsed dawn-to-dusk, and you may be inspired to join us:

ContinuuCon is being organized by Asheville area Continuum owners, and is sponsored by the Bob Moog Foundation, MakeNoise, and I am really pleased they are doing it – I was not involved in organizing the event, but Ed Eagan and I will drive there to join everyone taking part.

ContinuuCon is not a sales event, and there will be no special announcements or sales hype at ContinuuCon. The idea of ContinuuCon is that we all come together, get to know each other, and learn from each other. I will give a talk/demonstration that will show you much of the process of building a Continuum (including a live demonstration of the Continuum-Playing Lego Robot I use for testing Continuums), and I will show some of the Continuum insides and how explain why the Continuum has all those expensive guts, and I will bring some historical artifacts. But that’s just my talk, there will be lots of other presentations, concerts, and sharing of playing techniques, sound design techniques, and ideas. You will see some new things people are working on, including Ed’s new Surface Shaper he is bringing from Canada, and Christophe’s Wireless Remote he is bringing from France. (Speaking of Christophe, be sure to ask about his experience with Vangelis.)

I am thrilled ContinuuCon is happening. It is all being organized by people that purchased a Continuum and have gotten to like it enough to organize the conference. I can’t express how thankful I am that the Continuum means so much to people.


PS: The official website is – check it out, then buy your tickets!

PPS: If you want to give a presentation or performance, I don’t know if times are still available, I am not an organizer of this event – but you can email … If you are one of those Famous Individuals but do not want to give a presentation or performance or talk, that’s fine too, just come lurk!

PPPS: A message from Sally Sparks (of Asheville NC): Don't forget to snag your tickets for ContinuuCon 2016 before the end of the month to ensure the lower rate!"

First Public Demonstrations of the NR Synth Caïman Synthesizers (Moog & ARP models)

Première démonstration publique-partie 1/2-Caïman "Moog"-SynthFest 2016

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Nr Synth

"Première démonstration publique de deux Caîmans de NR Synth au SynthFest 2016.
Première partie avec un Caïman type 'Moog'

First public demonstration of two Caïman synthesizers from the french brand NR Synth.
Part 1 with a Caïman of the 'Moog' type."

Note the ARP 2500 in the background.

Première démonstration publique-partie 2/2-Caïman 'ARP 2600'-SynthFest 2016

Published on Apr 19, 2016

"Première démonstration publique de deux Caîmans de NR Synth au SynthFest 2016.
Deuxième partie avec un Caïman type 'ARP 2600'

First public demonstration of two Caïman synthesizers from the french brand NR Synth.
Part 2 with a Caïman of the 'ARP 2600' type."


Side note: I believe this was the Nantes Synth Fest so gave this post the Nantes label below. If this wasn't Nantes, please let me know. See the NR Synth label for previous posts on the synths.

Meng Qi KARP jam

Published on Apr 19, 2016 electro lobotomy

"First jam with the amazing KARP module by Meng Qi."

One of a Kind Future Retro Revolution SN FREVO666 with Red, White and Blue Buttons

via this auction

"This Revolution is ONE OF A KIND. I spoke to a guy at Future Retro a little while back who confirmed that for serial FREVO666 they did in fact make this an all-American original with Red White and Blue buttons. Pretty awesome. He assured me there is not another one like it out there."

Moog Multimoog Synthesizer SN 1701

via this auction

E-MU Morpheus Z-Plane Synthesizer

via this auction

Crumar Bit One Synthesizer Vintage Analog / Digital 80's In A Box

via this auction

"Presets sound great (totally 80's) and programming is made easy by the diagram on top."

12U Blue lantern Module's elite modular synthesizer system

via this auction

"This is a complete 12U Blue lantern Module's elite modular synthesizer system. A big chunk of the product line up is installed on this system. The system has some room for future module purchases on the top left and bottom (12HP and 14HP). I installed some blank panels. This was assembled by me [blue lantern] April 19 2016"

Electronic Music Instrumentals by REWO #2 - synth jam with Moog, MFB, ARP and Korg

Published on Apr 19, 2016 REWO_Channel

"This is a live recorded jam with some analogue gear. More music available at"

Added Features in the Upcoming Polivoks Clone by Alex Pleninger

See this post for an update from Alex Pleninger on the added features in the upcoming Polivoks clone. You'll find two new pics featuring some of the work the discrete work on the circuit board as well.

Pictured left: Alex Pleninger & Mister Vladimir Kuzmin (the creator of the original Polivoks).

Alex Pleninger & co-author of the project Alexey Taber.

09-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Prophet 6 Comparison- Modulation

Published on Apr 19, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the last in a series of four Prophet 6 / OB-6 comparison videos. This one focuses on modulation application."

All parts here.

Korg Poly 800 II 49-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

The PropSynth D Digital 6 Voice DIY Synth

This one spotted and sent in via swissdoc. You can find the project page in German here [archived here] and a Googlish translation here [archive link]. Some info from that translation:

"Hello to all music fans electronics engineers.

After Hammond and Steicherkeyboard simulations based on a Parallax Propeller step to build a synthesizer was the logical consequence.
This new development is a classic polyphonic 6 voice synthesizer to the universally known model: known oscilator filter VCA, geimein as subtractive sound generation.
This time it was not about to emulate a specific synthesizer, but to develop a "normal" tone generator can not be more than many other synths in me - but with a standard processor - which was not designed for this purpose.


2 Ozillatoren per voice / 6 voice polyphony
10 wavetables for Ozillatoren
Filter, (4-pole lowpass, 2-pole lowpass / highpass / bandpass) with resonance
ADSR generator Filterhülkurve
ADSR generator envelope amplifier (VCA)
LFO to filter modulation
LFO for vibrato
Noise generator
diverse chorus effects
Hall device
3-band EQ
"Half-Analog" operation with potentiometers in a parameter matrix
Preset memory, 32 Programs
LED display
Control via Midi Controller
stereo outputs

Controlled by MIDI propeller than enough for a 6 voice polyphony. The motherboard is only 200 * 100mm in size and contains all components inc. The operating element. The single-sided board and is very selbstbau friendly because only components were used which are easy to obtain, SMD components (which we unfortunately can not do without) are installed via adapter, and leave with 1.27mm pin spacing easily solder by hand."

See the links at the top of this post for additional pics and details.

BAM by OTO Machines

Published on Apr 19, 2016 OTOMACHINES

"BAM is a stereo reverb processor, inspired by the 70s - 80s reverberator units."

More info on their website :

Price is 460 euros (excl. VAT) with the release planned for June.

Note this is the first video featuring BAM. Click here for previous posts including some additional audio demos.

Feliz Cumpleaños Senior Buchla!

Today is Don Buchla's Birthday! :)

via @moogfest

"Happy Birthday to inventor and synth pioneer Don #Buchla. Genius that echoes throughout the synth galaxy."

4ms Company - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 19, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Dan from 4ms takes us through the features and updates to the Dual Looping Delay. There's some great stereo resonances/karplus sounds at the end of the video when we switch over from mic and mono audio to stereo modular."

Sequential Circuits Studio 440

via this auction

Hawkmoth "Dual Ring Modulation in E Minor"

Published on Apr 19, 2016 SGE

"2 sets of 2 analog sine waves from the PerFourmer ring modulating each other, one panned left, the other panned right. The sequences are offset pendulums in e minor scale. Percussion is noise from a WMD Geiger Counter processed by a Microbrute filter and Wombtone phaser.

Sequencers used: 2x Doepfer MAQ, Future Retro Orb & Swynx. Effects used: Roland RE-20, Eventide Space, Chase Bliss Wombtone. Digital Ring Mods: EHX Ring Thing and Expert Sleepers Disting module (VCA mode)."

Broken Module Diagnosis And Repair

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Recently, in one of our weekly Office Hours, we attempted to diagnose and repair a broken Doepfer A-160 Clock Divider module that one of our students had accidentally fried."

SuperBooth 2016: Modal Electronics Eurorack

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"I was on SuperBooth this year for creating video content. More gear news will coming soon. Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

Modal Electronics demonstrated me at SuperBooth 2016 their new lineup of analogue and digital Eurorack Modules for an very cheap price."

Synth Jam - Streichfett Small Stone JP-08 TB-3 Beatstep Pro Volca Sample

Published on Apr 19, 2016 kvfive .

"Live performance with the Waldorf Streichfett & the EHX Small Stone Phaser, with the Beatstep Pro, TB-3, MicroBrute, Volca sample, Aira System-1, MAM MB33 303 clone & the Akai MPX-8.

The Streichfett with the Small Stone Phaser certainly gives this track the Jean Michel Jarre feel :)"

A Synclavier for Max/MSP in the Works

Spotted this one on Note this appears to be a one man personal project:

"Taymur Streng is working hard on a Synclavier that works on and with Max/MSP. This is still “work in progress” since it is a lot of work for just one person.

Seems like the Synclavier had the following concept on FM, please post if you know it better:

there is one OSC that modulates up to 36 “Harmonics” Oscillators. all of these OSCs have their own frequency and that modulating OSC has a ratio. All of them got an extended 6-parameter-envelope. There are 4 layers available.

there is more synthesis functions like 2 versions of resynthesis (the original has one algorithm). And of course the 36 OSCs are for additive synthesis as well. also there is a simple wavetable concept.

so much for the synth-section (not counting in samples, that are also possible).

I had only a short time on a real Synclavier, so just tell me if there’s something to add or correct. Taymur knows a lot – but we would love input (if helpful).

could take a while,…"

Little Big Radio Weinglas

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Wein Glas

"Listen to Your Favorite Radio Station: Radio Weinglas.
Go Crazy with Four Tuners, 20 Radio Stations, and lots of Triggers together with Spring Reverb (Bugbrand Spring Tanker) and Tape Delay.(T-Rex Replicator)."

Demo of the Buchla 272e polyphonic tuner.

EMS Logik Synthesizer, EMS Synthi E & Strymon BigSky

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"This is the EMS Special Part 2. Ralph Baumgartl is visiting the Synthesizer studio of Bernd Michael Land who is showing his EMS Logik Synthesizer and EMS Synthi E. And then the EMS Synthi E is connected to the Strymon BigSky to play it with some awesome reverb."

Part 1 posted here.

The Korg minilogue with Lendrum & Forte

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Korg

"London based underground dance music producers Lendrum & Forte spent some time with the Korg minilogue to record this short demo. Using just minilogue, volca-beats and a laptop to layer some of the parts, this track relies heavily on the sound of true analogue synthesis."

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

SUPERBOOTH16 - MOON MODULAR Soundcheck - day #1

Published on Apr 19, 2016 moonmodular

"First setup and soundcheck on day 1.

Thanks to Hajo Liese for the video footage. ©2016"

AQA ElektriX Modular Patch with 3 QLFO'S cross modulation

Published on Apr 19, 2016 AQA ElektriX

"2 QLFOs cross modulating each other. Output of one of the cross QLFO is modulating another QLFO. The Output of the other QLFO is going in the cv quantiser, wich is controling the pitch of the Sawtoooth vco. That Output is going in the dual State Variable Filter (on the Table without knobs). Filter frequenzies and resonances modulated by the third QLFO. The Outputs of the Filter goes in the Dual Delay. The Delay time rate is modulated by the third QLFO as well."

AQA ElektriX pt2 cross modulating with 3 QLFOs

Published on Apr 19, 2016

Phonic Taxiderminist 47 2b - Maplin Voice Vandal clone - ACID test.

Published on Apr 19, 2016

"The Phonic Taxidermist 47.2b is a DIY clone of the Maplin Voice Vandal. This was a kit available from Maplin in the early 90's, consisting of a high frequency audio chopper and grungy 10 bit delay.
PCB's are available from"

Korg Polysix Part I

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Pulsophonic

"Démo of Korg Polysix, no external effect."

u-he Presentation at Superbooth16 in Berlin

Published on Apr 19, 2016 uheplugins

"The u-he Gesprächskonzerte / presentation at Superbooth16 - March 31, 2016.

Sascha and Urs talk about the ideas, challenges and future of the current research projects at u-he: acoustic drum modelling and the RePro-1.

Sascha starts at 0:11
Urs starts at: 6:44

You can download the RePro-alpha to test the various filter models and gives us feedback here:"

VCA and Low Pass Gate Module Comparison

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"Comparing the Meng Qi DLPG (Dual Low Pass Gate) with a more traditional VCA, the Make Noise Mod Demix

00:00 Patching setup
02:26 DLPG Sounds"

Werkstatt für Musikelektronik

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Kanal von cms4f

"Video shows a Yamaha CS-15 synthesizer serviced at Werkstatt für Musikelektronik in Basel, Switzerland -
Camera by Andy Schmid - | Music 'Seedy Films (Instrumental)' by DMX Krew -"

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