MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Moog Mother Piano + DSI Pro 2 + Yamaha MO8 + Eventide H9 = Initial Explorations

Published on May 4, 2016 experimentalsynth

"Having some fun with a Moog Mother-32. Synced its sequencer to the DSI Pro-2's, and running some CVs over from the Pro-2 as well. Feeding audio from an iPod into its ext audio input and running it through an Eventide H9. Then... I play along..."

Volt Divers Rehearsals for 5.14.16

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Julia More

"Rehearsing to perform at Portland's premier hardware synth even Volt Divers on 5.14.16

Moog Sub37
Moog Mother 32
Dave Smith Instruments Mopho x4
Elektron Octatrack"

Secret Project Improv

Published on Feb 27, 2016

Rings of Uncertainty

Published on May 4, 2016 Oxix52

"The 266e is sending random voltage to the pitch of the 259e and is randomly selecting the blue rings of the 252e. Those rings are set up with Euclidean patterns. This video was taken with my iPhone."

Waldorf Q+ Synthesizer Analog Filter_Tank J_

Published on May 4, 2016 Tank J

"My little baby!"

Hordijk has a gargle before bed

Hordijk has a gargle before bed from richard scott on Vimeo.

That's actually pretty funny. Gotta keep them filters fresh.

Fernando Lima - Mother 32

Published on May 4, 2016 Fernando Lima

Sounds of the Korg Lambda

Published on May 4, 2016 bitleyTM

"Our multi-sampled version of the Lambda is called Poly X3M, and we even upgraded this to 'Platinum' status by including some of the sounds from our other libraries to really make it FAT and inspiring. This is a Reason refill for Reason 7 and 8. More info: - thank you for watching!"

Studio Electronics MIDIMINI Analogue Synth SN 1491

via this auction


Years ago, Studio Electronics used to have people send them their Minimoog so they could turn it into a rackmounted MIDIMoog - they'd remove the circuit boards and toss the chassis. Great idea at the time I guess, but this definitely reduced the number of intact Minimoogs out there. So finally - maybe because they realized how horribly destructive this was - or maybe because they ran out of victims - or maybe for none of those reasons :) - they decided to faithfully reproduce the circuitry inside the Minimoog rather than destroying more beautiful instruments. They called this the MIDIMini, and that's what you see here. For all practical purposes, this is a beautiful 4 space rackmounted Minimoog with some really really useful improvements over the original Mini. We feel it's better than a Minimoog also because it's newer and therefore generally much more reliable than most neglected vintage Mini's out there that are around 20 years older. Not only does the MIDI MINI fit in a much smaller space and weigh a lot less than the original Mini - It's also got MIDI built in. That's right - no need to fuss with a MIDI to CV convertor and figure out how to hook it up to that crazy S trigger connector thingy. But not only does it have MIDI... it also responds to aftertouch and velocity, pitch bend and modulation wheel. It's also got an extra LFO for vibrato, so you don't have to tie up the 3rd oscillator for this as you would on a stock Mini Moog. AND it's also got oscillator sync, which can be swept by an envelope generator for that Cars distorted guitarish lead sound everyone knows and loves! :) It's also got switchable note priority modes. This unit makes a nice alternative to an original Minimoog due to its improvements, portable package and greater reliability.

They are rare, however, and sell for thousands of dollars typically."

RITM-2 Russian Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Blue Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer w/ Modulation Grip

via this auction

"Vintage Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer w/ Modulation Grip
This unit is in good working condition.
All of the keys function and all of the contacts have been cleaned.
The VCO's are stable and track the keyboard very well.
The audio is clean, free of hiss, hum, and crackle.
All of the functions have been tested.
The cosmetic condition is good, with some scuffing, scratches, nicks, and other wear to the finish.
Please see the photos for full details.
Single VCO w/ Saw, Square, Pulse, and Sub levels
VCF w/ Frequency and Resonance controls (very resonant filter, will oscillate)
Single ADSR
LFO onboard
Pitch/Mod wheel and grip control"

Buchla & Korg SQ 10'

Published on May 4, 2016 Ebotronix

Update: part 2 with a cat:

Buchla & Korg SQ 10²

Buchla System #1
Korg SQ 10 Sequencer & Master Clock
Maestro Ringmodulator
4ms QCD / Expander
Moog CP 251 (SQ 10 Clock Speed and QCD Ratching)
Lexicon MPX 100, MX 400
Make Noise Format Jumper
Alesis 3630
Aphex model 104
Rocktron Rack Interface²
Rane SM 26
Yamaha MCS 2
mackie the mixer²
vid # 1505

Hawkmoth "Puddle Poet"

Published on May 4, 2016 SGE

"Four voices in E Major. The first two heard are from the PerFourMer and have some analog chorus (JHS Emperor pedal) and some Moog drive from a MURF pedal, pinging around through a delay. The "pad" sound is from an EHX Superego pedal, modified to accept trigger CV's. It is triggered by a G8 clock divider (eurorack). Eventide Space 'blackhole' effect is used. Finally the high pitched voice is the microbrute sequenced by a Future Retro Orb, into a Roland RE-20 delay."

Get Your Mix Down at McDonalds!

McDonalds McTrax from This Page Amsterdam on Vimeo.
The paper placemat that becomes a full music production studio.

What the... I might have to pic some up for the studio. Hmm...  :/

Julianna Barwick | Look Into Your Own Mind | MOOG SOUND LAB

Published on May 4, 2016 Moog Music Inc

"In the Arizona high desert during the annual Hundred Water's curated happening, Form Arcosanti, Julianna Barwick entered the Moog Sound Lab to record a performance of, 'Look Into Your Own Mind'.

As the composition ascends, Julianna employs 2x Moogerfooger analog delays to imbue space, while adding layers of the Sub 37 & Mother-32 synthesizers.

Julianna's new album, Will, releases May 6th, 2016.

You can catch Julianna on tour later this summer, including a stop at Moogfest on May 21. For more info on Moofest visit,"

Beautiful music.

Tomorrow's World on sampling and MIDI with Midge Ure.MPG

Published on Mar 2, 2012 crgn

"From a very old VHS (1986/7?). The reasons I just had to upload it were: a) it has to be the inspiration for Look Around You's Synthesizer Patel; b) Midge Ure demonstrates the keytar by playing Stairway! There's a big jump in the middle as this is a cut-and-shut job."

via McDingo in the comments of this post on the 80s Stepp DG1 guitar synthesizer.

Quick Demo of two Radio Music Modules

Published on May 4, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Quick Demo of my two Radio Music modules custom made by Magpie Modular, and loaded with my own original samples. The top, silver Radio Music is running the vocal samples, and the bottom black Radio Music is running the single chord sustained piano samples mixed with buzzing firefly sounds (the second half of the video the samples are bits of electrical radio glitches.) Both modules are being processed by Mutable Instruments Clouds."

Sometimes the Flow

Published on May 4, 2016 Dudadius

"Another sequence exploration with the Macbeth Elements."

Moog Model 15 Synthesizer Psychotropic Synthesis Expansion Demo

Published on May 4, 2016 UnlikeNoise

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

"Demo of the Moog Model 15 Modular Synthesizer for iPad with patches from the Psychotropic Synthesis Expansion Pack."


Moog Model 15 Synthesizer Symbiotic Equations Expansion

Published on May 4, 2016

"Demo of the Moog Model 15 Modular Synthesizer for iPad with patches from the Symbiotic Equations Expansion Pack by Suzanne Ciani."

Kilpatrick Audio - Superbooth16

Published on May 4, 2016 DivKidVideo

"It was great to meet Andrew Kilpatrick and have him take us through the new sequencer which looks killer. Ok it's not modular, but it integrates perfectly and I think having that and maybe a 6U / 12U system for performance would be ace!"


Published on May 4, 2016 Wein Glas

"See how the Strymon Deco Tape Saturation and Double Tracker works wonders on the Akai Timbre Wolf!

Btw: At 1:05 you can hear the flanger :)"

Mark's Memorymoog Restoration (by synthpro)

Published on May 4, 2016 synthpro

"This is a video of a Memorymoog I have been restoring for Mark, it was really sick when I got it, did nothing.

Spent the last week or so going through this unit to make is a top notch Memorymoog once again.

Thanks for watching and all the best,


Mark's Memorymoog Restoration part 2 (by synthpro)

Published on May 12, 2016 synthpro

"This is the final video of Marks Memorymoog I restored.

It went from doing nothing to being a complete working and beautiful instrument once again..Really proud of this one!

Thanks for watching and take care,


Artisan Electronic Instruments Ottava Synthesizer Overview

Overview - Ottava Synthesizer

Published on May 4, 2016 Synth Man

"Technical Walkthrough of the Artisan Electronic Instruments Ottava Analog-Hybrid Desktop Performance Synthesizer"

Piston Honda mkII and Pressure Points

Published on May 4, 2016 ikkini

"Patch :
- Pressure Points 3rd row --- Piston Honda 1V/Oct
- Pressure Points 2nd row --- Piston Honda Y axis
- Pressure Points pressure --- Piston Honda X axis
- Pressure Points Gate --- Double Andore"

Thingamagoop 3000 - Voice modes

Published on May 4, 2016 Bleep Labs

"Friday, May 6th is the last day to order a T3k from After that we won't be doing another run until at least next year but there will be limited stock available from our retailers.

Hear more absurd sounds and order your very own noise friend at

All sounds direct from the T3k."

MOOG THE ROGUE Vintage Analog Synth with Hard Case

via this auction

"The Rogue has been completely tested, and is fully functional. The Rogue has had the internal foam removed, which if left, can destroy the internals of the synthesizer."

Roland TB-303 Bassline Analog Synthesizer - Serviced

via this auction

"All of the button switches have been replaced with new ones, so you can accurately program the 303."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak

via this auction

ARP Solus Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN G45105

via this auction


via this auction

"Despite its name, the TX802 FM Tone Generator is basically a rack-module version of the DX7mkII with full 8-part multi-timbral operation for sequencing and/or key mapping. It has 16-voices of polyphony and six digital FM Operators, the same as in the DX7mkII. There are 128 preset and 64 user patches for your sounds, as well as an external memory cartridge slot."

PICO-8 on PocketC.H.I.P. - New Chiptune Synth for $49?

PICO-8 on PocketC.H.I.P. - Play Games. Change Games. Make your own Games.

Published on May 3, 2016 Next Thing Co.

This is a primarily a game console, however I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone creates some synth oriented apps for it. Currently they state there are 1000s of indie games for it. The screen to the left and below allow you to edit the sounds in games. Note the wave forms in the top image and the tracker style editor in the bottom.  According to the site, the devices supports "4 CHANNEL CHIP BLERPS", or four note polyphony.

Video description:

"Learn more, try the games, and pre-order now at

Celeste credit to Matt Thorson & Noel Berry

Music: 'Beyond the Cosmos' by Chipzel"

Synth Rorschach #47: AKAT-1 from 1950

via Boing Boing

Like someone meshed a Buchla Music Easel, EMS Hi-Fli, and Doepfer modules along with an oscilloscope.

See more Synth Rorschachs here.

Indiana Jones, iPad Pro + Korg Microkey Air + iM1

Published on May 3, 2016 I-Wei Huang

Very cool. Spotted this one on the excellent discchord site.

iTunes: KORG iM1 - KORG INC.

"Korg Microkey Air 49 midi keyboard controller, using the Korg im1 app on the iPad Pro. The keyboard is wireless bluetooth, and the keys are mini sized.

Raiders of the lost ark by John Williams"

Brain Seed - 3 Keyboard Patches

Brain Seed - 3 Keyboard Patches from jeph Nor on Vimeo.

Yamaha RY30 Drum Machine Sample Packs free and mega, production beat sound showcase

Published on May 4, 2016 Expanding Sound

"check out for free and mega sample pack options!

The Yamaha RY30 Drum machine is a beloved percussive instrument, that has held value quite well throughout the years. This is our old school take on the RY30, sampled into an MPC1000 for fun, an old fashioned technique that has been a tried and true method of countless hit records."

Always cool to see support for older gear.

E-MU Emax SE Vintage Sampler (1986) "Madhouse"

Published on May 4, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all sounds and drums: E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer from the year 1986
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

I used the E-MU sample library and own samples for this melancholic track"

Angroc - House On The Hill (Cirklon, OP-1, SQ-80, Andromeda A6, AirBase99)

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Angroc Sound

"A laid back summer house track!

Started out with a beat+baseline sketched out on the OP-1. Filtering that with the Nitro effect, which leads to a french-housey vibe. Andro for additional pads (and some melody), SQ-80 for the tines piano and timpani, and the airbase of course for some additional percussion and the kick.


Moog Model 15 Synthesizer : Textural Points In-App Purchase Demo

Published on May 4, 2016 Synth Anatomy

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

"This is the new Moog Synthesizer App Model 15 based on the Model 15 Analog Modular Synthesizer. In this specific, I show you the In-App Purchase Textural Points by Richard Devine. This video maybe help in your purchase of the IAP. Sorry for no keyboard second screen this time."

Archive: Top 20 Greatest Synths - Episode 8

Episode 8 added to the main post here.

Rephazer - Earth Changes (Live Jam with Elektron Octatrack, Rytm, Analog Four)

Published on May 4, 2016 Rephazer

"Hi all, this is my first effort with the Elektron 'Dark Trinity' in a music (jungle/breakbeat) style I also haven't done before.. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy it!

I finally took a vacation and we have everything planned on going to a nice 'sunny' place in Spain next week.. unfortunately the weather forecast is extremely bad there and here in Holland there is a heatwave coming while we are away.. How ironic... Earth Changes.

The background video is a compilation of various extreme weather clips from the past couple of months taken from

Gear used:

Octatrack - masterclock, FX, additional bass/breakbeat and granular pads, piano (V-machine sampled from tape) thru machines for Rytm and A4.

Analog Four - Bassline, Synthpads/bleeps and bloops.

Analog Rytm - Beat, Bass/Synth bleeps and bloops.

Thanks for watching/listening and feel free to leave comments."

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 30

Published on May 4, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Trying to put together a new track.

Lots of Folktek involvement, along with loads of other stuff, obviously.


Live Jam #33 - Berlin school - Arturia Beatstep Pro, Eurorack and DIY modular synthesizer

Published on May 4, 2016 TRM

"An experiment with some light Berlin school repetitive rhythmic sequences. Two voices are being sequenced with the Arturia Beatstep Pro, one voice with the DIY 8step sequencer.

Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Eurorack and DIY 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

8 step sequencer
7 squarewave oscilators
Dual passive mixer
Dual slew limiter with manual gates
Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay.

No post processing."

Vermona fourMulator patch 2

Published on May 4, 2016 vermonagear

"In this second patch we quickly go thru the main functions of the fourMulator. After we keep playing the patch created for a few minutes, changing the speed of the sequence and tweaking knobs."

Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #14

Published on May 4, 2016 ozashikiTECHNO

Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer Demo
Effector: Strymon BigSky, El Capistan
Recorder: Fostex MR-8mkII

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