MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Moog Mother 32 Semi Modular Synth (duad_6)

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Kevin Polzer

An Audio Interview with Robert Moog Circa 1980

Back on May 23, 2012 WNYC posted the above interview with Bob Moog from 1980 on NPR member station, WQXR's This is My Music (WQXR featured Clara Rockmore on theremin only a year earlier).  The interview was shared in memory and celebration of Bob Moog's birthday, May 23.

"The Archives Department celebrates Robert Moog's 78th birthday with this 1980s episode of WQXR's This is My Music. Host Lloyd Moss talks with the inventor and musical pioneer and plays selections from Moog's library of compositions and influences. The program includes a virtuosic performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 adapted for theremin and piano.

[Please note: The featured audio is a transfer from a cassette tape. Quality varies throughout the recording]

Dr. Robert 'Bob' Arthur Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) may be best known as the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, one of the most widely used and popular instruments of its kind. In this episode of This is My Music, Moog discusses the origins of his musical education, his inventions, and the recordings he enjoys most, which include the following:

Sinfonia, from Cantata No. 29, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Excerpt from Violin Concerto No. 2, by Henryk Wieniawski (adapted for the theremin), performed by Clara Rockmore with Nadia Reisenberg on piano
Excerpt from Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré, performed by Lucia Popp and Simon Estes
Fantasie Impromptu, by Fréderic Chopin, performed by Murray Perahia
'Incantation,' from Beauty in the Beast, by Wendy Carlos performed by Wendy Carlos"

JP-8, OB-Xa and LinnDrum jamming

Published on Apr 25, 2016 SynthMania

"Just a quick jammy jam idea on two classic 1980s synths."

Yamaha FS1R Rack Mount Formant Shaping / FM Synthesizer SN PH01184

via this auction

"For sale is my Yamaha FS1R. It's fully functional and in excellent shape. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. There's still the original plastic over the screen, so screen is protected and in perfect shape underneath. It's also super bright. This is an amazing synth, considered the ultimate FM synth Yamaha ever offered, 8 operators and very unique formant filters, this rack will give you unheard of sounds you can't get anywhere else. I don't think even software plugins have caught up with all the capabilities this unit offers. A must have for modern edm productions needing that unique edge. Don't miss out!"

MOOG Polymoog 203A

Published on Apr 17, 2016 charles

Some Numan at :54.

via this auction

"The Serial number is 39xx, which means it is a late model with all of the factory improvements in the Moog technical bulletins already done from the factory when it was built."

Boss dm-100 Delay & Clavia Nord Wave

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Vintage Sounds

Arabesque Performance Patch - Patch of The Week

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Doug Lynner

"Walk through a performance patch featuring Analog shift registers, Pulse divided rhythms and live sampled pitch sets.

To see the modules used in this Patch of The Week in detail see the Mystery Serge at

Doug offers modular synthesizer lessons and consultations. For information write

Doug's website is"


Published on Apr 25, 2016 LESINDES

"Showing the capacities of DOEPFER A-104 TRAUTONIUM FORMANT FILTER treating Saw and Pulse waves of DOEPFER STANDARD VCO."

A Day Without Red

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Oxix52

"A short little Music Easel piece played live. Delay provided by a Moog Minifooger Delay."

Korg electribe sampler,volca keys "two octave"

Published on Apr 25, 2016 VC FOX

"Korg electribe samplerとvolca keysを使って演奏しました。
最後のvolca keysと合わせた演奏が一番気に入っています。

I was playing with kong electribe sampler and volca keys. I used gate Arpeggiator.
I like playing that uses a volca keys and electribe sampler. It has played to the end."

test of drum sequencer that uses a raspberry pi and launchpad

Published on Apr 25, 2016 NoizeHack

"Testing the sequencer I wrote in node.js that runs on a raspberry pi and uses a novation launchpad as a control interface. You do not need to use a desktop or laptop computer, just the raspberry pi that is inside a metal box the size of a guitar pedal. It can send trigger pulses out to trigger modular synths and drum machines and can also send midi over usb to trigger drum machines with usb midi.

This project is completely open source and you can build your own hardware and download the code and build your own. This is using a raspberry pi 3 and launchpad mk 2. There is more detailed info in the github readme file.

software here at github:"

Moog Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer

via this auction

Kraftwerk Cover "Tour de France" Space Disco (w. Minilogue Machinedrum Volca etc)

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"This time I tried something I have never done before: a Kraftwerk cover! The song is "Tour de France" from 1984. However the version I made doesn't really sound like Kraftwerk; it is rather oriented to the Space Disco style, some very synthesizerladen post 70s disco music.

The lead sequences are played live (unfortunately with some mistakes here and there), the rest is controled by the sequencer of the Electribe Sampler and the Machinedrum, respectively.
Whilst the performance is live and "dawless" (check out the Facebook group on Dawless jamming!), it was recorded with Cubase - no post production, though.
Instruments used:
Korg Minilogue (Lead 1)
Clavia Nord Lead 2x (Lead 2+3)
Arturia Microbrute (arpeggio)
MAM MB 33 retro (main bass)
Korg Volca bass (additional bass)
Elektron Machinedrum MK2 (Drums
Waldorf Streichfett (phaser strings)
External FX: Lexicon MX200, TC Electronic M One XL, TC Electronic M350, DBX 166XL

Thanks for watching!
Comments, likes, and subscriptions are always very welcome!
If you liked this, you can also check out the other music videos on this channel.

Shimanski Beats"

Custom-Designed Moog Synth Installation Debuts at Moogfest 2016

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Moog Music Inc

"Sound-art designer Yuri Suzuki and Moog Music proudly present 'The Global Synthesizer Project,' an interactive electronic musical instrument installation where users synthesize environmental sounds from around the world. Utilizing an archive of atmospheric field recordings from diverse geographies, The Global Synthesizer Project empowers users to create new sonic environments through the manipulation of a diverse collection of source materials.

We need your help to populate the custom Moog-designed-and-built synth modules with a unique archive of world sounds. The Global Synthesizer Project is asking audio adventurers and sonic scouts from across the globe to contribute local sounds from their regions.

Field recordings can be submitted to in either .aiff or .wav format.

The Global Synthesizer Project will debut at Moogfest 2016, a celebration of future thought and future sound taking place in Durham, North Carolina, May 19-22.

To learn more about this year's festival, visit"

Previously posted.

Rare Vintage Wasatch Music Systems - WMS-1020A Analog Sequencer

via this auction

"This is a very rare (less then 500 produced) Wasatch Music Systems WMS-1020A Analog Sequencer. This bit of gear comes out of the 1970's and is quite rare based on production numbers and definitely has a vintage look and feel to it.

Unit is in good condition with scuffs, wear, marks and scratches on it. The original rubber feet fell off, I put four new fresh rubber feet on the bottom to keep the unit still while it's standing. The sides are faux wood; apparently the cost of producing oak panels on these was too expensive so the manufacturer decided to use plastic finished as wood.

The unit does power on, although my knowledge of these devices is limited. Mechanically, all knobs, switches and buttons are functioning. When I move the sequence length knob and then press the "step" button, I can see the LED step in sequence for the number that I selected. If you press the reset button, it moves the LED indicator back to first spot. That's about all I was able to do with this. I don't know how it works further, but from what I understand this would be hooked up to a synthesizer to produce audio."

moog mother32 x2 sub37 HR-16

Published on Apr 25, 2016 tasuku0676

Electronic Voyager: Discovering Bob Moog Documentary From the Makers of I Dream of Wires & the BMF

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Waveshaper Media, the producers of the acclaimed modular documentary “I Dream of Wires”, on a new film about Bob Moog, Electronic Voyager.

A Kickstarter campaign in support of Electronic Voyager has begun.

In association with the Wave Shaper, we aim to create a definitive and personal documentary about the life of Bob Moog. Through the eyes of our Executive Director and Bob’s own daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa – also a dedicated Moog archivist and historian – we will give viewers an insight into the man behind the iconic Moog brand.

Electronic Voyager takes us on a sonic journey into the often unpredictable life and stunning brilliance of Bob Moog, a man who ‘fell backwards on a banana peel’ into the music instrument business, as well as the psychedelic world of the 1960s music scene. Bob unwittingly revolutionized the face of music, and helped birth an enduring industry.

With Michelle Moog-Koussa as our guide, we are in a very unique position to tell Bob Moog’s story in a new and profound way – from the perspective of his own daughter, who has not only a deep personal connection to Bob Moog, but also a firm dedication to his work and legacy. Bob’s friends, associates and admirers open up when they speak to Michelle about her father, leading to uniquely candid, revealing and joyous stories and insights about Bob Moog.

Electronic Voyager documents a special personal journey for Michelle, to trace her father’s iconic story – visiting the places and meeting the people who were a part of Moog’s history. With exclusive access to unseen family photos and rare historical artifacts from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, Electronic Voyager opens a window for the outside world to better understand the man behind the legendary Moog synthesizer.

Support the Kickstarter campaign here.

The recent, tragic passing of Bob Moog’s close friend and important collaborator, Keith Emerson – perhaps the most iconic Moog keyboardist – was just another reminder of how important it is to document Bob Moog’s crucial chapter in the history of electronic music, NOW. We are turning to Kickstarter – a direct link to Bob Moog’s friends, admirers and fans – to help us get to work on this important documentary as soon as possible.

Confirmed participants include:

Early electronic music pioneers: Herb Deutsch, Morton Subotnick, Bernie Krause (Beaver & Krause, Moog modular session musician – George Harrison, The Doors), Joel Chadabe, David Borden (Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company).

Contemporary Moog musicians: Moby, Adrian Utley (Portishead, Moog Ensemble).

Friends and music industry contemporaries: Dave Smith (Sequential Circuits), Tom Oberheim, Roger Linn, Dave Rossum (E-mu), Mark Vail (Keyboard Magazine), David Mash (Berkelee College of Music), Dominic Milano (Keyboard Magazine), Wayne Kirby (University of North Carolina – Asheville).

Session musicians, composers, technicians: Patrick Gleeson (Herbie Hancock, film composer), Greg Phillenganes (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson), Edd Kalehoff (tv/film composer), Michael Boddicker (Michael Jackson, film composer), Will Alexander (Keith Emerson’s synth tech).

Moog employees/collaborators: Bill Hemsath, David VanKoevering, Tom Rhea, Roger Luther, Greg Hockman, Tom Gullo, Dale Ong.

As with any great Kickstarter campaign, we are offering a host of exciting perks, many of which are limited to the campaign and are not available elsewhere. Read all about them and get more details about the project here:

Please join us on this incredible journey, the sonic journey of Bob Moog!"

Hands-on: Novation Circuit used by artists

Published on Apr 25, 2016 cdmtv
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

11-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Part 11- X-Mod Part 1

Published on Apr 25, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of an exploration of the sound and functionality of the DSI/Oberheim OB-6 'X-Mod' function."

All parts here.

LINNDRUM LM-2 Dust Cover From Stardust Synth Covers

You'll find it and others at

DSP Synthesizers Drumfox 6HP Drum Module

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Jan Ostman

"Here is a demo of the DSP Synthesizers Drumfox 6HP Euro module.

The module is available here:"

Nick Hook and Gareth Jones - Spritiual Friendship Interview

Published on Apr 25, 2016 sonicstate

Great interview with plenty of gear talk including Ableton's Push 2, the Teenage Engineering OP-1, Moog Mother-32, Make Noise based eurorack modular and more. You can listen to their release below.

"Two top producers - Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Moby, MGMT, Devo, etc etc) and Nick Hook -( Hudson Mohawk, Azelia Banks, Egyptian Lover etc) have a new project - We caught up with them rehearsing for their debut live performance at Superbooth16 in Berlin.
Album available now:"

Moog Sub37 - Trance Machine

Published on Apr 25, 2016 AiynZahevSounds

"Some neat trancy sounds out of the Moog!"

The Long Goodbye (Moog Mother-32, TC Electronics Reverb/Delay)

Published on Apr 24, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"Life is but one long goodbye. Keep going with the adventure.
Just a shorty of some Moog Mother-32 action( it hasn't been in any of our videos lately so why not). Maybe a bit acid-y, maybe not. I've been getting to know the internal sequencer on it a bit more so maybe some some Berlin School with the Monotribes and Pittsburgh System 10 will happen here soon. Thanks for watching and listening!

Moog Mother-32 + TC Electronics HoF reverb and TC Electronics Transition delay
Zoom R24
Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine
Presonus One"

Hawkmoth "Optical Flint"

Published on Apr 25, 2016 SGE

"A quick capture of this nice patch. All synth sounds from the PerFourMer with white noise being processed by the microbrute as 'percussion.' The 'kick' drum is an AniModule SOB filter in self-oscillation that is triggered by a clock divider and sequential switch combo. Effects are: Eventide Space, JHS Emperor chorus, Echorec, RE-20, and Meet Maude delay. The tune is in the Dorian mode in C."

Vintage Moog Sonic Six 6 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 1972

via this auction

"I bought this keyboard at a school surplus sale about 10 years ago but it wasn't really what I needed. I only played with it a few times and it's been in the closet ever since. When you power it up it makes old school sci-fi movie type sounds that change somewhat when you play the different keys. The sounds remind me of the sounds of UFO alien effects. Turning the knobs and sliders change the pitch and effects. I'm sure it needs to be serviced to be fully usable, but I really don't know how it's supposed to be or how it's supposed to work. The sound is very clear and strong, but I don't know anything else about it. I'm also sure I have no idea how to use it. Everything to me seems to work as it should but again I have no way to know, so it's being sold as-is for parts or repair, with no warranty of any kind. It was evidently well taken care of. Other than the case having scuff and scratches and painted letters on top, it's in really good shape with no cracks or breaks. On the inside someone engraved a school I.D. very discreetly on the left side area near the controls by the keyboard."

Korg DW-6000 Digital Waveform Analog Filter Hybrid Six Voice Polyphonic Synth SN 013961

via this auction


via this auction

"Here is an original Clavia Nord Modular. This is the one with the two-octave keyboard and the 18 user-defined knobs. It's in great condition. Works like it always has; and has no visible scratches or dents."

The Moons of Monday - Episode 4

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"A rainy Monday and a capricious Spring. Today's Moon phase, 25 April 2016, is Waning Gibbous in Sagittarius. Have a great week, my friends!"

Eurorack Live Streams and Modular Music Videos by Colin Benders

Eurorack Jamsession - First Livestream on my channel!

Streamed live on Apr 22, 2016 Colin Benders

Update: Day 3 live jungle jam added below.

You might remember Colin Benders from the Studio Stekker posts here and here.

Got the streaming setup to work (thanks Geert!) so from here on out I'll be doing a lot of streams from my studio while I work on new tracks. Like & subscribe if you feel like joining in on the fun Live. and if you have a feature request for specific modules in my setup, drop a comment below!"

Day 2 - EURORACK CHALLENGE: Only Use The Rejects!

Published on Apr 23, 2016

"So someone came up with the idea to focus a lot around the modules I hardly ever use. Result is this self-regenerating patch that gradually built up over the course of a 1 hr noodling session."

Day 2: Downtempo to 180BPM - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on Apr 25, 2016

"At the end of the livestream things heated up a bit more. what started off as an ambient downtempo jam escalated into full blown 180BPM madness - even into the Tekno territory :-) Scroll to 3/4th of the video for a more fast-paced experience!"

Day 3 - Eurorack Jungle Jam

Grids Rytm | Analog RYTM, MakeNoise DPO and Moog Subphatty

Published on Dec 19, 2015 Siebe Janssen

"Testrun on Mutable Instruments Grids on a mondaynight!"

Analog RYTM, MakeNoise DPO and Moog Subphatty

Published on Oct 20, 2015

"Late night jam on Elektron Analog Rytm, my eurorack. and Moog Subphatty. You can find more tracks on"

TB Midi Stuff + JP-8000 Patch Randomizer

Published on Apr 25, 2016 synth-love

"TB Midi Stuff IOS app sending randomized patches to the Roland JP-8000. Most are noisy, drone sounds. Enjoy?"

iTunes: TB MIDI Stuff - TBStuff

eurorack modular dub psy type jam

Published on Apr 25, 2016 morphiclab303

"eurorack modular jam bass line frequency central system x osc state 700 filer into boss delay modulated by modseq and analogue solutions oberkorn mutable instruments rings lead modulated by oberkorn and turning machine …. blips and bloops a111.5 triggers and modulation a154/a155 and oberkorn . pro modular cloq and cex keeping the time"

SuperBooth 2016: Bastl Instruments News

Published on Apr 25, 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:

I was on the booth of Bastl Instruments where Vaclav demonstrate me their new modules. One of these modules are pretty awesome. With one module you can even put your guitar in your Eurorack System."

Future Retro FR-512 Jack Board SMT assembly

Published on Apr 25, 2016 FutureRetroSynths

"Production has officially started on the 512 keyboard. Here you can see the SMT parts being placed on the 512's jack board.
All FR products are manufactured in Austin Texas."

MASCHINE TruTorials: Block Party

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Native Instruments

"You’ll find that browsing Blocks patches in MASCHINE is not only inspiring but completely seamless – no glitches, pops, or hiccups when changing sounds.

TruTorials are inspiring short videos designed to get you creating in under 90 seconds.

No matter your style or MASCHINE hardware, these easy tips and tricks can instantly get you started or exploring something new."

HARD CANDY Demo (Eurorack Oscillator & Sequencer) #TTNM

Published on Apr 25, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"The Hard Candy is an experimental oscillator bank for Eurorack modular synthesizers, which is not just fun for noisy drones, but which can also act as a sequencer and modulation CV source, which makes things really interesting."

Experimental project of Ondes Martenot like CV controller for MS-20 mini

Published on Apr 25, 2016 karenevil

"Finally I made Ondes Martenot like CV controller for MS-20 mini :D

For more info please visit"

The Ondes Martenot had a ring on a string pitch controller as you can see pictured in Karen Evil's design to the left.  It acts much like a ribbon controller but instead of pressing down you place your finger in the ring and hope it doesn't get sliced off. jk.  :)

There is also the gate/trigger pedal contraption to trigger notes as you can see in the video.

If you aren't familiar with the Ondes Martenot, see the label below for previous posts.

Waldorf Blofeld Dance music

Published on Apr 25, 2016 muzykujkropkacom

Roland JX10 Reason ReFill

Published on Apr 25, 2016 bitleyTM

"This is a demo track for the Orlando JX10 refill, featuring tape-treated samples from our own Roland JX10 patches. The refill is compatible with all Reason versions from 4 and up.

For more info please visit"

'The Prophet' for Reason

Published on Apr 25, 2016 bitleyTM

"Multi-sampled Prophet 5 soundbank for Propellerhead Reason 4 and up. Drums in the demo from our DaBeat refill. Both reintroduced now!

More info:"

New Moon Modular 505 Voltage Controlled Multi Mode Filter

Moon Modular 505 Tracking Published on Apr 25, 2016 John L Rice

Update: info sheet added.

Archive: Top Twenty Greatest Synths - Episode 7

Episode 7 has been added to the main post here.

Doepfer - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 25, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Dieter Doepfer runs through his new high end VCO, small 4 HP VCO, trigger sequencer, performance mixer and plans for the black panels."

A-111-2 High End VCO.
New Performance Mixer Prototype.
Trigger Sequencer.
Classic modules in black & custom color module skins.

Synth in 60: Moog Mother-32s and a Sub Phatty #2

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Patrick OBrien

"The Moog Sub Phatty and two Moog Mother-32s play together to for this patch, with background drum tracks from my modular synth.

The focus is how the two Mother-32s tempos are synced with each other. I'm also sending a clock to the modular synths (off camera) where I'm using Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum, Mutant Snare, Mutant HiHats and Mutant Clap modules -- adding in Malekko's Varigate 4 for the trills in the Mutant Clap.

The Moog Sub Phatty's unique scream comes from the software editor program with a library of presets, one called "Death of Dr. Who".

The Korg MS-10 provides the bass drone near the end."

A Night At The Eurorack

Published on Apr 24, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"::| Best heard on a good pair of headphones |::"

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