MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Roland Juno Alpha 2 Synthesizer sound.

Published on May 12, 2016 Jason Charger

"I bought a vintage (ca. 1986) Roland Juno Alpha 2 synthesizer and just did a quick song demo using only it. Sounds very 80'sish."

Blue Roland SH-101

via this auction

Sputnik Modular Keyboard

via this auction

Note the listing is for the touch keyboard only.

James Song - An Improvisation by MyOneManBand

Published on May 12, 2016

Gear list further below.

"This is the first of a series I will be making in response to the sheets filled out by the audience of my last TEDx talk.

About Me :
MyOneManBand is the name I give to the live improvisational electronica that I create in real-time out of sounds from many instruments, often using a mixture of organic sound sets such at classical guitar, marimba, dulcimer, kalimba, accordion and drums with synthetic textures electronic percussion, beeps, bleeps and hiss.

I make music to please an urge that exists within me to see what is possible to accomplish on my own with no pre-recording or backing tracks. I came to this way of working through the live-looping process using audio recording tools such as the Boss Loopstation and Echoplex Digital Pro, but I now find for the main part that MIDI is more flexible for what I do as it allows the musical structures of my work to remain flexible in real time so I can add and strip away layers in a non linear way.

I also make music to take my own small space within the context of the many great artists who are also working in the field and as such I am on a journey that does not expect reward financially or through the more conventional measures of success, but rather I hope to find value in my work through the people who I meet through its undertaking and the ideas and thoughts that they bring into my life.
I am therefore always eager to engage with my views through critique, help or just to talk geek for a while...please...never be afraid to get in touch.

Thanks very much for watching, if you like my work , please consider subscribing to help me continue to spread my work to like minded people.

Phill Wilson (AKA MyOneManBand)

Moog Mother 32 and Make Noise Maths part2

Published on May 12, 2016 iscariah71

"How I use Math as a complex and beautiful envelope generator...enjoy and share"

Zularic Repetitor - Turing Machine

Published on May 12, 2016 RELOAD

"Zularic Repetitor generate gate for drums
4MS RDC send modulation to Zularic
Batumi send LFO to RDC rotating in and Zularic mother in
Sequential Switch Matrix for choose gate for bassdrum and snare
Turing Machine generate gate for bass and other
Verbos Harmonic Oscillator and Complex Oscillator mix in 3 voices, filtred by Mannequins Three Sisters and Random Source Resonant EQ
Make Noise Echophon and ErbeVerb
At start, nothing in turing machine, when i wait Turing create gate more and more...they are also send to modulate Zularic and Hexinverter BassDrums, Clap and HitHat"

Sequencing a Modular Synthesizer with Reaper

Sequencing a Modular Synthesizer using Reaper (improved version)

Published on May 12, 2016 Henry Birdseye Jr.
Re-Published on May 21, 2016

"Someone asked me how I made a synthesizer track, so I made this video about the process: using an oscilloscope to tune a VCO, recording tracks in Reaper."

wholetone am

Published on May 12, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, QPLFO, RCD²
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²²,RS 360²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator ~0~ quadring ~ solo for Anti²²s
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2², A114², A133², A134²², A143-2,9
A151²², A156², A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4Vox, Arpeggiator, Chord Machine² , Q Slider²,
Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains PP², Maths², Moddemix²², Optomix,
QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Freqbox²², Taurus 2 , MP201
Roland System 100 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z 8000
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (wholetone), Sportmodulator, TWF²
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Line 6 Echopro, Lexicon PCM 80/90
TC M 3000, M one XL
mackie the mixer²
12/8 drums Roland HPD 15
vid #1510

Details on the Upcoming anAmoNo X Synthesizer From Gotharman

You've seen the videos, we now have full details on the upcoming anAmoNo X synth in directly from Gotharman. You'll find the full details on a new anAmoNo X site here, and captured below for the archives. Take a look at the specs. This is going to be one powerful synth, complete with swappable filters and more.

"Modular synthesizer with memory, swappable analog filters, sampler and granular effects.

Please notice: anAmoNo X does NOT work with the expansion box series. Instead it has replacable analog filters.

The most flexible Gotharman synthesizer ever!

I was really happy with the flexibility of my Eurorack system, but since I spend most of my time running Gotharman's, and do not have very much time for playing music, I was not really happy with the lack of preset storage on this. I always ended up spending a huge lot of time tweaking knobs and rearranging cables, and not really getting any tracks composed (inportant or not :-)). This actually became a bigger and bigger annoyance to me, and in my Christmas holidays 2015, I decided to do something about it.

At first I started to design a module with 32 audio inputs, 32 CV inputs, 32 audio outputs, 32 CV outputs, 64 knobs, a display and memory. The idea was to connect everything of all my eurorack modules to this (hmmm...actually I am not sure if this module would have had enough connections...), connect the modules via an internal cross-bay, and adjust all the CV and audio levels on the 64 knobs. It did though, pretty soon, become clear to me, that this module would be huge and really expensive to produce. On top of that, not all parameters are CV controllable on all modules, so it would require quite a bit of soldering to get this connected to everything.

So I took a few days of brainstorming with myself, and came up with a new idea: The most important sound shaping thing (to my opinion), is the filter. So if I just could scramble things a bit down, and make a box with oscillators, VCA's, modulation sources, and maybe some effect modules, and just made the filters replacable, it would theoretically give almost the same possibilities as my eurorack system, but with added patch storage. And if I one day got tired of its sound, I would just have to replace one or both of its filters, and then I would get new sounds, without having to design or purchase a completely new synth. The design of anAmoNo X began...

Synthrotek Atari Punk Console (APC) DIY Kit - Build and Demo - Midiverse - TV

Published on May 12, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to MidiverseTV! Today we're going to be building an Atari Punk Console Eurorack Module from Synthrotek, and then doing a quick test/demo after the build. Thanks for watching, don't forget to subscribe.

Check out Synthrotek's website for more information on their modules."

Acid Zone (Roland AIRA TR8, Cyclone TT303, AIRA TB3, Korg Minilogue)

Published on May 12, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"Old School acid jam. Main bass from the TT303. One not a bar from the TB3 with lots of reverb. 909 drums from the TR8 and a few percussion sounds from the 7x7 expansion pack.
Gear used:
Drums, Roland AIRA TR8
Bass, TT303 distortion ProCo RAT
Bass two, TB3
Electronic precussion, Korg Minilogue
Audio recorded on ZOOMH4n. No audio processing in DAW
Camera, GoPro HERO 4"

"Prodiż" DIY synth demo

Published on May 12, 2016 ktozjadlciastka

"'Prodiż' is a monophonic analog synthesizer inspired by Moog Prodigy build in Yamaha PSS-50 enclosure.

- 2 VCOs - VCO1 range 64' - 8', waveforms: saw, triangle, square, white noise, VCO2 range 32' - 4', waveforms: saw, triangle, pulse (with PWM, 15% - 50%),
- 1 suboscillator (square, -1 or -2 octave, down to 20 Hz),
- 1 LPF with overload circuit,
- 1 LFO (sguare, triangle),
- extended modulation options,
- V-trigger input,
- internal amplifier and speaker,
- can be battery operated (up to 5 hours)."

The Ultra Rare One of a Kind Clear Sequential Circuits Pro-One Synthesizer is For Sale

via this auction

"Yes, this is the one pictured in the January 1982 edition of Keyboard Magazine. It is the only one ever built. It is not a functioning Pro-One: the motherboard, keyboard and pitch/mod wheels are in place, but no power supply. It comes ‘as is’ in an A&S road case."

Definitely not something you see everyday. Wow! I believe this is the first time I've seen pictures of it in the flesh.

Gist - "Feel It In Your Bones"

Published on May 11, 2016 ngarjuna

"The latest cut from Mitch & Rich"

A new track featuring a eurorack modular from MATRIXSYNTH Member, ngarjuna

Todd At Control - Guided Improv

"This is the improvised portion of a demo talk/improv I did at Control in Brooklyn May 4, 2016. It is a live recording with ambient sounds including my annoying looper pedal which, when I clear it with a double tap make a very loud sound. So . . . if you can get past that you might enjoy this.

Also this is the first time I've tried to describe my compositional/improvisational process while actually performing it. Thus it is a 'guided tour' through my thinking process in the moment.

Many thanks to Joe Bouillot for loaning me his Easel and to Jonas and Darren at Control for hosting and to all those you attended. Cheers! Todd"

Update: video from the event added below.

Easel Benjolin YaYas & Zlob CLK DV to Benjolin

Published on May 12, 2016 Todd Barton

"more exploring . . ."

Zlob CLK DV to Benjolin

Published on May 12, 2016

"Lovin' my new Zlob Modular Clock Divider. Plays well with the Epoch Benjolin."

DSP Synthesizers Oberheim DX 6HP Limited Edition Module

via DSP Synthesizers

"This is the 3rd one of 4 in the limited edition series of drum modules.

The classic Oberheim DX has one of the best sounds in the vintage history.

Still just 10 made in this series before closing."

Moog Mother32×2

Published on May 12, 2016 tasuku0676

Seq/mother32 sub37
Perc/ jomox airbase 99
Effects/eventide space

Paul Dither's Shoulder Pads & Noisy Smacks with the DSI Prophet-6 & Bric-à-brac

"This piece features 28 tracks of the Prophet-6. It has been recorded straight into Ableton Live and features no additional effects except for mixing and mastering tools."


"This piece features eight tracks of the Prophet-6. It has been recorded straight into Ableton Live and features no additional effects except for mixing and mastering tools."

Animodule - Populating a PCB with a Fishtank Pump

Published on May 11, 2016 JRock17991

Thought this was pretty cool. Part 2 in Animodule's assembly series. Part 1 went up here. These videos are great as you get a look at an individual manufacturers process. Check out Animodule's product line up at

Solder paste app 2

Published on May 11, 2016

Intellijel Rainmaker - Premier contact

Published on May 12, 2016 Modularsquare

"Premier contact très simple avec le Rainmaker d'Intellijel, un module d'effet avancé qui combine un Tap Delay et un Comb Filter.

Description du patch :

Audio :
Pittsburgh OSC 1 - Streams Ch.1 - Rainmaker Input 1 - Rainmaker Output 1 - Audio
Pittsburgh OSC 2 - Streams Ch.2 - Rainmaker Input 2 - Rainmaker Output 2 - Audio

Control :
- Sequencer Intellijel Metropolis Pitch - OSC 1 Pitch
- Sequencer Intellijel Metropolis Gate - Stream Ch.1 Excite
- Keyboard Keith McMillen QuNexus Pitch - OSC 2 Pitch
- Keyboard Keith McMillen QuNexus Gate - Stream Ch.2 Excite

You will find all the other product here :"

5U // - Q107 State Variable Filter

Published on May 12, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 040-
5U 010-

Demo video of the Q107 State Variable Filter made by in 5U (MU) format. We're looking at all outputs and the effect they've on the filtered audio as well as all inputs (audio and cv). For more details about the Q107 take a look at the manufacturers site linked below. Q107 State Variable Filter:


More Synth Pics via Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds

A new set of pics starting with this rare Technosaurus modular system has been added to this post.

You can find the latest release from Parallel Worlds, Parallel Worlds and Self Oscillate - 'World Adapter' (DiN48) here.

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,


Part 1 here.

Ciat-Lonbarde Tocante - Bass Bistab Model

via this auction

"Up for auction is a Ciat-Lonbarde Tocante touch synthesizer, the Bass Bistab version. This unit is an open circuit square-wave synthesizer. It is in 100% working condition, played a total of 10 to 15 times. It comes with the original box, which i have thoroughly decorated in pen-and-ink drawings.

The synth has 24 notes, each corresponding to a relatively arbitrary scale, based upon the E6 capacitor series, an industrial standard for electronics building. Each touchpad has three corresponding nodes that are linked directly to the components inside the synth, allowing cross modulation with every part of the circuit. This allows for a lot of dynamics and intermodulation sounds, and it can get very strange.

The synth is powered by solar energy - by flipping the synth over and exposing the solar panel to sunlight - or a power supply(not included). There is an 1/8" output for hooking it up to an amplifier or headphones.

The synthesizer functions completely, and cosmetically is in almost perfect shape. The copper traces have little to no oxidization. The synthesizer is, essentially, in like-new condition."

Minimoog Model D Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Note there are three Buy It Now links for this listing. The eBay up on the top right and two in the listing info that appears to skip eBay and go directly to their PayPal account. Always use the eBay button to ensure buyer protection from eBay.


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 with MIDI

via this auction

"Listed here is the legendary Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 REV 3 w/ factory midi! This prophet, as with all of our other synthesizers, has been meticulously restored to beyond almost new condition. All CEM chips are functioning, all controls work and are not scratchy or dodgy. The wood on this prophet is beautiful and free from notable defects or chips. The bade logos are also great on this unit and do not suffer the same wear as many other units do. The service done on this keyboard insures it's longevity. The power supply has been recapped to avoid the dreaded tantalum shorting that is common in these units. Further, all tantalum capacitors in the voice and CPU boards have also been replaced as they often short and cause other issues. These issues were not present before we did work on this prophet, but was done to ensure they wont happen to its new owner. This unit has factory midi as well as the digital interface. It is well in tune. The key bushings have been replaced and the keys feel amazing and do not double strike or chirp."


Published on May 11, 2016 Oren Levy

"Experimenting with recording a guitar riff onto the Boomerand III, which is MIDI synced to everything else. Electribe 2 for drums. Euro having fun with everything else."

Mellow Moon II

Published on May 12, 2016 John L Rice

"More of the same music from Moon Modular and Synth Tech modules, out of focus sequencer video plus some Moon video footage I shot from my driveway Wednesday night.

Moon Modular 569 sequencer shot with a Canon C100 MkI camera and Canon 135mm f/2.8 soft focus lens, set to the #2 soft focus setting and then dialed completely out of focus.

The actual Moon was shot with a Canon C100 MkI camera and
Opteka 500mm f/6.3 mirror lens for the first two clips and then I added in the 2x converter for the second two clips, effectively making the reach 1000mm.

Both times the C100 A/V output was recorded to an Atomos Ninja Blade using the DNxHD 4.2.2 x codec.

Thank you for watching, rating and commenting! :-)"

Part 1 here.

Syrinx / Intersystems - Electronic Voyager EXTENDED INTERVIEW #2

Syrinx / Intersystems - Electronic Voyager EXTENDED INTERVIEW #2 from Electronic Voyager on Vimeo.

"Electronic Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog’s Sonic Journey…

Support us on Kickstarter April 25 to May 25, 2016

Michelle Moog-Koussa is on a journey to retrace her father’s footsteps, meeting some of the people who played a role in Bob Moog's story. As a member of the Toronto-based multi-media group Intersystems, John Mills-Cockell was one of the first musicians to use a Moog synthesizer in a live performance, in 1968. Intersystems were also the first to bring a Moog modular synthesizer system into Canada. Their Moog would also appear on recordings by his later band Syrinx, before meeting an untimely end....

For more information on John Mills-Cockell's use of the Moog modular in Intersystems and Syrinx, please check out this great article post on the Bob Moog Foundation's website:"

Binary Zone+ patch tutorial

Binary Zone+ patch tutorial from Peter Speer on Vimeo.

"Playing with the sequencing idea first presented in the Blacet Binary Zone module, this patch uses Frames (Mutable Instruments) as a voltage mixer, combining and scaling gate outputs from Tempi (Make Noise), outputting repeating melodic sequences from timing information.

Basic patch:

Tempi outs 1-4 --> Frames ins 1-4

Frames mix out --> VCO 1v/oct in

By setting channel levels on Frames, each pattern of clock divisions entering the module is referenced by a specific voltage at the output. When these patterns overlap, their voltages are summed and the resulting voltage pattern at the output grows more complex.

By modulating the State parameter on Tempi, different arrangements of patterns can be created, altering the output (essentially creating new sequences built around the same notes described by Frames' channel levels).

Likewise, by modulating the keyframe on Frames, different input levels can be recalled, altering the notes in the patterns created by the Tempi gates.

Tempi output 6 --> Tempi Gate Select, Frames Modulation

By feeding a Tempi channel back into its State select input, and multing this to Frames' modulation input (while in Sequencer mode), precisely timed alterations of the voltage sequence can be produced. Additionally, the repetition of these patterns can be offset by having an unequal number of Keyframes (Frames) and States (Tempi)."

Buchla Dual Looping Delay C Minor

Published on May 12, 2016 Joseph Pailo

"The Buchla 259r, 292e, 281e, 207r, 218r, Rosie, Dual Looping Delay. This is an example of the 4ms DLD with a Buchla System and Keyboard."

Buchla 259, 218 and DLD Amin

Published on May 12, 2016

"The Buchla 259r, 292e, 281e, 207r, 218r, Rosie, Dual Looping Delay. This is an example of the 4ms DLD with a Buchla System and Keyboard. This is in A minor. Most videos show the DLD with a full song being processed. This is a simple patch showing how it sounds in a key signature."

Arpeggiate To Accumulate - Volca FM + more

Published on May 12, 2016 Tony Horgan

"An original track, played live on the hardware alone: Korg Volca FM (using the arpeggiator), Volca Keys, Roland Aira TR-8, Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot (x2). Mixed and recorded on the Tascam DP242SD, plus a Danelectro FAB Distortion pedal for the 2nd Bass Bot."

sunny day

Published on May 12, 2016 Unun Septium

"It's a lovely sunny day out there. What better excuse for a dark wig-out with the Rolands and Strymons?"

Exploring The Gristleizer Eurorack Module

Published on May 12, 2016 Bimini Road

"Here are a few clips of The Gristleizer working with some other modules. The Expert Sleepers FH-1 is acting as a bridge for my KMI QuNexus (off screen). The Disting mk3 is the oscillator, which is feeding into the L-1 Tube VCA, which itself is triggered by the gate from the FH-1 (I don't have an envelope module at the moment). The output of the VCA is then fed through the Gristleizer and sent through my Universal Audio Apollo, where a Cooper Time Cube provides the stereo delay. It is also running through the Neve 1073 Preamp plugin, the Studer A800, and the Ampex ATR-102.

0:00 - Output A of the Disting is multed using a Tiptop stackable cable to the Mod input of the Gristleizer in VCF mode. This means that the speed of the scanning Bandpass Filter within the Gristleizer is moving at the same rate as the pitch of the oscillator. Doing this, the Bias, Filter Mix, and Depth Controls all allow you to dial in amazing tones.

0:46 - This is the same setting as above, but the internal triangle wave of The Gristleizer is modulating now. I call this effect a phase ring mod. Although it does not use diodes in a ring configuration to achieve the ring mod effect, the effect of the scanning BPF creates another oscillating tone that, especially when dialed into the tonic or the dominant note of the scale you're using. In this case, I am dialing it in so that it crashes against the pitch of the Disting's oscillator, creating some truly growling tones.

1:46 - Here, I'm adjusting the drive of the VCA to create some feedback overtones in order to highlight the range that the Bias knob sweeps through. The Bias controls the center frequency that the Gristleizer sweeps through. Only with the Endangered Audio Research Gristleizer filter do you get this wide range - the original design was focused way down in the bass range which, for most instruments, was completely unusable. The redesigned filter is dirty enough to be at home within The Gristleizer, but is without a doubt much more musical. In this example, I have patched the Saw LFO output to the Mod input (breaking the normalized connection to the Triangle wave).

2:17 - This is The Gristleizer in VCA mode. Notice towards the end of this clip how much the Bias changes the tone of the input. The added Filter Mix control also doubles as a presence control in VCA mode. The Square LFO is patched into The Gristleizer's Mod input.

2:59 - Another example of the phase ring modulation effect."

Exploring The Gristleizer Eurorack Module - Part 2

Published on May 14, 2016 Bimini Road

"Ableton Live is controlling the oscillator and the L-1 Tube VCA through the iConnectivity Box and the Expert Sleepers FH-1, and I'm scanning through different sounds and modes of The Gristleizer to show what a versatile tone box it is. Few modules can radically alter their input this much!"

TouellSkouarn // Skorn Da Bask // Short Demo

Published on May 12, 2016 Touell Skouarn

"Skorn Da Bask // Drone, Filter & Abstract Rythm Generator"

Meet The Makers - Urs Heckmann U-He

Published on May 12, 2016 sonicstate

"We talk to Urs Heckman from about his journey into making software instruments and how development is progressing in DSP modeling"

Serge Modular - Mai 11, 2016

Published on May 12, 2016 batchas

"Serge SSG, frequency shifter, Scrotum Lab SWAMP, Bugbrand PT Delay..."

Serge Modular - Patch 017

Published on May 12, 2016

"Serge SSG, frequency shifter, Scrotum Lab SWAMP, Bugbrand PT Delay..."

Volca FM thru Moogerfoogers

Published on May 11, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Just mixing some digital with pure analog by running the Korg Volca FM into the Moog Freqbox and then the MF

Drone 8 : Korg minilogue

Published on May 11, 2016 karenevil

"Drone sound making on the minilogue.
(SFX: Vox DelayLab/Lexicon MX200/KORG KP3+)"

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

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