MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FieldScaper v1.5 Released

FieldScaper live improvisation with MIDI controller

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Igor Vasiliev

Details on the video further below. First the update:

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

What's New in Version 1.5
● Full screen recorder / sample editor for iPhone landscape.
● Supported Dropbox service for download and upload files.
● Improved Inter-App Audio support as Musical Instrument and Effect.
● Supported Inter-App Audio MIDI connection, BPM and transport controls.
● List of assignable MIDI controls divided by categories.
● Direct, Pick-up and Scaling modes for faders with MIDI controller.
● Sending states of buttons and faders for display state on MIDI controller.
● Improved automatic start for mode "Loop A" in the looper.
● Improved user interface for built-in description.
● Updated description of the application.
● Several minor bugs have been fixed.

Full details on the setup in the video above can be found on Igor Vasiliev's site here. The following is only an excerpt:

"Two synthesizers (one with additional effect unit) were used as external audio sources for first oscillator in FieldScaper. This oscillator was configured in mode "Looper" - "Effect". Synthesizers were connected to two different input channels of external audio interface in mono mode. In the app these channels combined to one for use in oscillator. For this oscillator was used the slightly modified preset "Dark and foreboding places".

With this preset (as well as others) you can discover a whole new aspects of already familiar sounds and presets of synths. In other demo you can hear how this preset can transform sounding of usual synthesizer pad -"

Live Jam #32 - Ambient / Drone / Techno - Arturia Micribrute, Beatstep Pro and Eurorack modular

Published on Apr 26, 2016 TRM

"I was experimenting with peaks as a trigger delay / repeater and got carried away. All percussion sounds are from the modular. Kick from peaks. Click and soft hihat from a143-4 triangle and noise trough the Make Noise LxD. Baseline is a Dixie II receiving a quantized pitch from the a156 through the MMG. Beatstep pro is supplying a drone sequence for the a143 through the Wasp. Microbrute is going solo.

Stuff used:
Arturia Microbrute, Arturia Beatstep Pro and Eurorack modular synthesizer 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."

Stormtrooper on a kitten.

Ray Wilson Goofing with two MFOS SL Mark IIs, Ultimate and Sequencer

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Ray Wilson

"Having some fun with the synth. It definitely is therapeutic."

It's great to see a new video from Ray. In case you missed it, Ray Wilson has cancer. There is a support site set up for him on gofundme here.

Novation Circuit - un-boxing & first play, micro banshee

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Micro Banshee

"A very quick un-boxing and then first play - after picking up my Novation Circuit.
I’ve had very little time with it, there is really very little instruction supplied with the machine out of the box, so it’s up to the user to ‘discover’ how it works, and it’s fun doing just that!
Recorded live [26/04/2016]
Novation Circuit
As always, the track is recorded ‘live’

Zoom Q4 / Windows Movie Maker

Music © all rights reserved. Micro Banshee – 2016"

Novation Circuit Review & iPad Editor
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Roland TR-606 w/Quicksilver 606 CPU Upgrade & USB Midi

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! This one does not have the midi jacks as I didn't want to have any holes drilled into it, but it can be controlled via midi by the USB jack located in the battery compartment. All the data is stored into it's internal Eprom so batteries are no longer needed to maintain it's memory. Please go to the Social Entropy website to see the specs of this upgrade. It will come with the original silver gig-bag and a power supply."

Dave Smith DSI Pro 2 Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer

Some great shots via this auction. According to the listing this one is mint.


via this auction

You don't see these for sale often. The Crumar Spirit was designed by Bob Moog.

Yamaha DX-200 6 Operator FM Synth / Groovebox

via this auction

Sonic Synth : FM synthesizer for iOS Released

iTunes: Sonic Synth : FM synthesizer - Aleksandar Mlazev

"Sonic Synth is very capable FM Synthesizer app with 3 oscillators. Every oscillator is independent and can generate 4 wave forms. The app works with 44100 Hz sample rate so the sound quality is great.

The touch keyboard is very responsive and dynamic - feels like a real instrument. Keys are big enough.

The last wave form is our secret algorithm for string sound also generated by the oscillators.

Variety of sounds can be created and even changed real time while you are playing using the setting of the 3 oscillators of the synthesizer.

Sonic Synth main features:
- 3 oscillators
- 4 wave form types for every oscillator
- volume, modulation, tone and detune for every oscillator
- envelope filters (attack sustain release)
- multitouch
- fast and usable piano keyboard

You can now use your phone or tablet as a recording instrument."

An Experimental Exploration...

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Genshi Media Group

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

Using my own original samples in the Radio Music module. Audio only version found here:"

70s Transistor organ pad

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Computing.Sound

"70s 'Welson Gipsy' transistor organ.
Processed by a Korg Electribe 2 patch for some additional movement.

I found some information here:

Only simple in-camera audio."

Fotone BOX - Random42 - 280 Key Hexagonal Keyboard Controller

Published on Apr 26, 2016 saulpalampe

"My experimental 280 keys hexagonal keyboard.
I try to create a cheap interface with what would be possible to experiment with a variety of key placements.
Light-proof box with a webcam inside.
The surface of organic glass plate, coated with a black, perforated paper.
The special program determines which of the holes covered and send midi key signal to software synth.
Random improvisation in 42EDO tuning system."

SuperBooth 2016: Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms

Published on Apr 26, 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:

Pittsburgh Modular presented on their booth their new Lifeforms modules and some new powerful cases"


[Update: Made some minor updates to the support page including a new perk for anyone who donates $10 per month or more.]

Hi everyone! I'll keep this short. If you enjoy the site please consider supporting it. If you are on PayPal and can afford just $1 a month you are good to go. You'll find details here: Note a Patreon account is no longer required, and there are some perks for those who sign up, including the ability to list items for free on MATRIXSYNTH CLASSIFIEDS.  The classifieds site is back open for supporting members of the site!

As for posting guidelines, you'll find them here:

I continue to get requests for posts outside of the posting guidelines, so this post will go up on the 1st of the month moving forward as a reminder.

soundmachines Modulör114 Profile Pic & New Site

The soundmachines Modulör114 site is up. New profile pic of the semi-modular desktop synth. It definitely looks nice.

"We designed the MODULÖR114 as a perfect entry door to the eurorack modular world by putting together a great assortment of modules with the added functionalities of digital fx and advanced connectivity.

As the icing on the cake we implemented a hidden monosynth that you can recall at the touch of a button! This innovative capability matches perfectly with one of the potential uses of the MODULÖR114 synth, the classic lead and bass monophonic synthesizer. All the red labeled jacks will be connected together in the classic signal flow. Without using patchcords you can start playing just by plugging a usb keyboard in!"

New Ornaments & Crimes Polymorphic CV Generator Euorack Module

Uploaded on Apr 23, 2016 Tim Churches

"This video provides a very brief overview of version 1.0.0 of the Ornaments & Crimes firmware for the ornament & Crime DIY eurorack synthesier module by Max Stadler (mxmxmx). This enhanced firmware has been a collaborative effort by Patrick Dowling (pld) (who did a great deal of the work, and all the heavy lifting), Max Stadler (mxmxmx) (who designed the module and wrote all of the original firmware) and Tim Churches (bennelong.bicyclist)."

via GitHub:

"ornaments & crimes is a collaborative project by Patrick Dowling (aka pld), mxmxmx and Tim Churches (aka bennelong.bicyclist) (though mostly by pld and bennelong.bicyclist). it (considerably) extends the original firmware for the o_C / ASR eurorack module, designed by mxmxmx."

And additional details via mxmxmx:

"it can now be found here. and it runs on the (almost) eponymous module.

huge props go to pld and bennelong.bicyclist who've basically rewritten the firmware from scratch and mutated the thing beyond recognition, both in terms of functionality and performance.

everything is, of course, open source and we've even made a little schematic for you (NB: post-hoc). speaking of: special thanks must also to the ever-generous olivier gillet, on whose code much of this new functionality builds. (and the hardware, too, gradually gravitated towards being fairly MI-esque). not so much the user interface, which does everything the one-knob-per-function doctrine interdicts: displays, menus, encoders ... the payoff is that you get a polymorphic module that can serve several functions somewhat more transparently:

there is still a improved and enhanced quantising ASR (analogue shift register) function in ornaments & crimes, now named CopierMaschine, but several other "apps" have been added. these "apps" are selectable on-the-fly, without having to reboot the module or power-cycle.

The apps currently available in ornaments & crimes are:

Turing Machine MkII techno workout

Published on Apr 26, 2016 vcoadsr

"Improvised eurorack techno workout using the Turing Machine MkII module from MusicThing Modular and Thonk.

All the melodic sequences are coming for the Turing Machine which is being clocked by the Circadian Rhythms Tiptop module (which is also triggering the drums and Basimilus Iteritas).

The initial repetitive sound is coming from the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas, then in comes the Make Noise Telharmonic who's pitch CV & trigger comes from the Turing Machine via the Expert sleepers Disting Mk3..

Drum duties are the Jomox ModBase 09 & Tiptop HH.

For reverb and delay I'm using the Make Noise Erbe-verb & Echophon as sends from my Mackie Onyx 1220i."

STUDIO ELECTRONICS ATC-1 SN 1729 with MiniMoog Filter Cartridge

via this auction


via this auction

Roland SH-101 / RS-09 and Boss DR-55 Demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this video the Roland SH-101 is doing a sequenced bassline (which was programmed via the SH-101's internal sequencer), the Boss DR-55 the drums (also sending a sync trigger to the SH-101 so it stays in time) and the RS-09 the strings/organ. I used a Boss DM-2w analog delay on the SH-101 rather briefly and on the RS-09 through-out the video. It was mixed on the Roland M-16E with minimal EQ and the master stereo signal was finally sent to my Roland SuperUA audio interface (jesus, I have a lot of Roland stuff all of a sudden)."

KOMA Poltergeist Jam - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 26, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's a jam in stereo with the KOMA Poltergeist. No way to share the full quadraphonic output but the stereo mode works well for demo some of the mixers functions."


"Here is my first Multitrack Demo of the OB-6. It is 100 Percent OB-6, inclusive the drum tracks, I programmed on the OB-6. There are no external effects nor Plug-Ins. All is recorded with Apogee ensemble pure. Enjoy it."

Axoloti Core & Dronebox Jam (Ambient Synth Music) #TTNM

Published on Apr 26, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Tried out my Axoloti Core for the first time today and came up with this patch. Amazing hardware/software combo! Like a modern Nord Modular :D

Audio gear used:
- Axoloti Core with Synth/FX Patch, connected to CME Xkey (processing the Dronebox audio and creating expressive ambient synth sounds in stereo, with the internal engine and the keyboard. The sustain button triggers the sweeping noise, pitch bend adjusts one of several low pass filters and the mod wheel button pitches up one of the oscillators for bird-like chirping sounds)
- DIY Dronebox (2x Atari Punk Console, Winky Pedals Fuzz, PT Delay)
- Zoom R16 Recorder"

Monome + Mannequins In Store Event at Control in Brooklyn, Friday April 29th


Monome + Mannequins
:::::isms demo:::::performance::::::

April 29th 7 to......?
Drinks served, FREE.

Control Synthesizers and Electronic Devices
416 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY

Hawkmoth "Composition in F Minor"

Published on Apr 26, 2016 SGE

"The slower, low notes are 2 PerFourMer square wave channels synced, with one of them going through a Wombtone phaser. The other voices are PerFourMer sine waves, one of which is waveshaped by an Expert Sleepers Disting module. Effects used are RE-20, Echorec, and Space. Microbrute also in the mix as another voice. Sequencers are Doepfer MAQ x2 and Future Retro ORB."

Details on the Corsynth C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer

via Corsynth

"We are really happy to announce that our new module, the C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer is now available.

The C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer is a combination of four voltage controlled amplifiers and four mixers.
This module is really useful either in big modular synthesizers or small/medium size systems. With four VCAs and four independent mixer outputs, the C107 Quad VCA / VC Mixer brings you a great routing flexibility in a only two units wide module, saving space and money.
The C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer is designed to work with audio and control signals and can be used in many different ways.

You can find more info here :"

More pics below.

See this previous post for a video demo.

16 Step Patterns And Fills With Varigate 4

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"One of the most asked questions about the Varigate 4 is how to generate patterns longer than 8 steps. To pull it off, we can employ an old friend to do the trick for us: the sequential switch."

Social Entropy Engine - CV expansion installation

Published on Apr 26, 2016 ripe909

"A quick video showing how to install and enable the CV gate output expansion for the Engine sequencer."

Kurzweil Forte Virtual Analog Demo (On the Run by Pink Floyd)

Published on Apr 26, 2016 New England Analog LLC

"This is a demo of some of the sounds I made on the Kurzeil Forte. The sequences are all made using the Forte's arpeggiator function. All of the programs are use VAST VA waveorms, including the footstep and the hi-hat sounds. All of the individual programs and sequencer are being played using a multi."

VirSyn Addictive Synth demo, by Pulse Emitter

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Pulse Emitter

iTunes: Addictive Synth - VirSyn

"It's true, my favorite synthesizer of the past year or so is not hardware, not a plug-in, but a $7 iPad app. That's right, it's VirSyn's Addictive Synth. They are no bedroom operation though, this German company has made serious soft synths for ages and has only in recent years started using their technology for iPad apps. This amazing little synth uses a unique combination of synthesis methods, incorporating additive, wavetable, FM, and filter morphing. The modulation section is hardwired just the way I like, I think this thing was made for me! Incredibly evocative, emotional, shifting tones. Great sounding effects, an awesome programmable arpeggiator, and the best random patch generation button ever! It yields so many useful results. Needless to say, in this video all sounds, effects, and arpeggios were made from the app itself with nothing else save a MIDI keyboard. All for the price of lunch (minus the cost of the iPad itself, haha)."


via this auction


Vintage ARP Odyssey 2813 Analog Synthesizer with PPC Controls

via this auction

EMS Synthi VCS3 Matrix Pins

via this auction

"Price per pin. Rare colours red, white, brown, yellow, orange, black available"

Update via Kent in the comments: "I ordered pins directly from EMS and they were much cheaper than this auction!

EMS DK-1 monophonic controller for EMS Synthi VCS-3/Synthi A

via this auction

"For sale is a EMS DK-1 monophonic synthesizer/controller for EMS VCS-3 or Synthi A.
This controller will not work with any other brands,as it needs to get it's power from the VCS-3 or Synthi A to work properly.
It has been serviced by James Walker in februari 2016.A new cable is included.
External condition is very good,with some minor scratches,wich you can expect from a instrument from the early 70's."

Pro One + PO12 (Sequential Circuits + Teenage Engineering)

Published on Apr 26, 2016 synth-love

"Teenage Engineering PO12 filtered through Sequential Circuits Pro One audio input. Pro One is playing a small sequence gating the PO12."

u-he features with Martin Eyerer

Published on Apr 26, 2016 uheplugins

"Thirty years into his career and Martin Eyerer is not content to sit still. When talking with him, one gets the sense of the passion for his music and work that still drives him. This passion for electronic music ignited during the late 80s on a trip to Ibiza where he heard UK house for the first time. After that he didn't look back.

Now with over two hundred releases, an international DJ career, a successful record label and co-owner of Riverside Studios, Martin looks for what is next.

We talked to Martin (in between his busy schedule) at his riverside studio in Berlin about his work, synthesizers, studio and life.

To An End is available soon on Kling Klong Records
Turn Turn Turn is available now on Kling Klong Records

u-he -
Diva -
Martin Eyerer -
Kling Klong Records -
Riverside Studios -"

Modstep Tutorials

Published on Apr 26, 2016 MODSTEP

iTunes: modstep - AppBC

"Jakob Haq gives you an overview of modstep."

Tutorial: General Overview of modstep
Tutorial: Plugins: Audio Units, IAA apps and the internal instruments in modstep
Tutorial: Making and loading Sessions using the File Browser in modstep
Tutorial: MIDI mapping an external MIDI Controller to modstep
Tutorial: MIDI hardware and Virtual MIDI setup in modstep
Tutorial: The Synth in modstep
Tutorial: The Sampler in modstep

Octatrack Analog4 Minilogue - Experiment #1

Published on Apr 25, 2016 kbroom

"First experiment with this setup and I really enjoy it.
The Octatrack is the master midi clock and sequences the Minilogue. The Analog4 is sequenced internally but receives the clock signal and program changes from the Octatrack.
The output from the Minilogue is connected to the Octatrack for effects."

Bluelantern 10 Step Complex Stair Case Generator Demos

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Flavio Mireles

"A good demo of the Dwarf Star Stereo FX Delay Module too."

10 Step Complex Stair Case Generator Demo 002

Published on Apr 25, 2016

Demo of the Sequencer stopped and showing Staircase Generator

Published on Apr 26, 2016

"This shows how a single Staircase generator can modulate your vco. There are ten of these inside. The sequencer is simple switching between all ten generators."

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