MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Jon Zaremba - Salt Wells - Baldwin Discover DS-50 Demo

Published on May 23, 2015 jonzaremba

"Put together this video for my song "Salt Wells" from the album ROZEL...mainly to demonstrate the great Baldwin Discoverer (DS-50) organ. The entire song was made with this organ (all the drums, chords, melody, etc...) with the exception of a Korg M500 for a couple of the synth parts. Everything was sampled and arranged with a Yamaha A3000, then recorded live. No multitracking or VST stuff."

Vintage Baldwin Discoverer DS-50 SN BC2802150 via this auction

"It came out in mid/late 70s (pre-MIDI) and features some control over the synth sounds plus a built in drum machine. The auto-accompany can be turned on or off and split at the keyboard (rhythm vs melody). There's a built in speaker but it can be bypassed using the audio outs. This makes it easy to implement in your home studio. They really built instruments to last in the 70s. The DS-50 is made of metal and really well constructed. Original power cord is included.

If you want to hear how it sounds, here's a song i made from my last album using the DS-50 almost exclusively. It's sampled and processed with some outboard equipment, but you'll get an idea of the cool tones possible here."

BOSS DR-220E "Dr. Rhythm" Drum Machine (1986) Simmons SDS

Published on May 13, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

BOSS DR-220E "Dr. Rhythm Electronic" Drummachine from the year 1986

The DR-220E has the soundset from the legendary Simmons SDS e-drum module.
Tap Write and Step Write programming"

Tuesday- A 180BPM Modular Drum & Bass patch

Published on May 13, 2016 Luke Killen

"I've had this patched in since Tuesday and finally got a chance to finalise it for a video today. The patch is a Drum & Bass rhythm.

The most notable thing about the patch for me to is that the grinding synth consists of an unfiltered Whimsical Raps Mangrove VCO which is being carefully modulated by a few sources. The Mangrove can be tough to tame sometimes but when you give it time and care it it can produce some amazing timbres or full voices with just modulation. Some reverb and chorus and compression is applied to the voice as a live send in my DAW."

triple time

Published on May 13, 2016 ebotronix

triple time vocoder

"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
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 (aeolian), 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 #1511"

DiN48 - Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate - World Adapter

Published on Jan 14, 2018 mamonu

Update2: Video added above, Vimeo posted here.

"All tracks composed and produced by Ingo Zobel and Bakis Sirros, between 2010 and 2014, in Athens, Greece and Riedstadt, Germany except Legend Silence composed by Ingo Zobel, Bakis Sirros and India Czajkowska (vocals and voice effects). Mastered by Ian Boddy (April 2015)."

Update: you can find a review of the release on

A new release from Ingo Zobel (Self Oscillate) and MATRIXSYNTH Member, Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) on

"Ingo Zobel (Self Oscillate) and Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) first started collaborating via the internet in 2004. Their first album, “Current Flow”, under the project name 'Interconnected', was released in 2010 on the Belgian VU-US label. Following this a vinyl EP of ambient tracks called 'Mechanic Environments' was released in 2013 on the Dohkonul record label.

For 'World Adapter', their second full collaborative album, Ingo and Bakis are using their more widely known aliases of Self Oscillate and Parallel Worlds respectively. Four years in the making this album is redolent with the sounds and textures of modular analogue synthesisers which both musicians are well known for employing in their music. Ingo uses a large Doepfer / Eurorack system whereas Bakis creates his complex sonic textures with Doepfer, Serge and Buchla systems as employed on his previous DiN releases (Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32), Exit Strategy with Ian Boddy (DiN37) and Morphogenic with Dave Bessell (DiN41)).

Once their modular improvisations are recorded they are micro-edited in Ableton Live to form the ten tracks that make up 'World Adapter'. On the track 'Legend Silence' they collaborate with the Polish singer/composer India Czajkowska whose ethereal voice adds a distinctive flavour to this composition. The album has an IDM flavour, full of complex modulations and intricate rhythms. The duo then hang beguiling, simple melodies around these structures to create another intriguing quality release from the DiN label.

Machines used:
Doepfer, Euro, Serge, Buchla, MOTM, Moon, Blacet, Metalbox, RS-Integrator, Technosaurus & modulars.
Oberheim Xpander & OB-Mx.
Korg PE1000, MS20, Mono/Poly & Z1.
Clavia Nord Modular, Nordrack2 & Nordrack3.
Ableton Live & NI Reaktor software.
Roland System-100, Waldorf Microwave and various other string machines, analogue keyboards, tape echoes, reverbs, CV modifiers and generators."

AHNE: Analogue Heaven North East at Berklee This Sunday May 15 at Berklee

Full details at

"We’re gathering together on Sunday, for those in and around Boston and the north east. Lots of cool synths and great folks gathering in a really nice venue at Berklee.

11AM - Those bringing gear can start loading in.
Noon - 5PM - The main event
5-6PM - a quick break while we reconfigure the room and get ready for…
6-7:30PM - performances.

I’ve had several folks ask about performing so we should have a nice mix of things in the evening. Lots of cools synths coming too!

Hope to see some of you there!"

Todd at Control 5 4 16

Published on May 13, 2016 Todd Barton

"Thanks to Darren at Control in Brooklyn for video taping (and streaming that night)! Here is the full talk/demo/improv. I will also post separately just the improv section for those just wanting to see that. Thanks again to everyone that made this possible!!"

todd at control guided improv

Published on May 13, 2016

This is just the 'guided improv' section from the fuller presentation above.

Follow-up to this post where you'll find a SoundCloud embed of the improv.

Moog Mother-32, MIDI-MuRF & Multi-Pedal + DSI Pro 2 + Arturia MicroBrute = Chaotic Rhythm

Published on May 13, 2016 experimentalsynth

"The title says it all. Learn more at"

turing machine mk2 module automatic melody generator :)

Published on May 13, 2016 DavidH

"music thing modular"

Eurorack Chords From A Clock Divider

Published on May 13, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Chords are not the easiest musical element to produce in the Eurorack Modular world, but a clock divider like the 4ms Rotating Clock Divider can provide some interesting results."

Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter

Published on May 13, 2016 Boele Gerkes

"Very organic sounding filter for very little money."

Custom Blue Finish Prophet-5

via @dsiSequential

"Custom Prophet-5 finish by Allen Coppock of Synthspa. Photo courtesy of Stéphane Ibanez. #prophet5 #prophet12"

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Demo & Review [English Captions]

New video with English subtitles added to this post.

15-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Part 15- Effects Part 1

Published on May 13, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a general demonstration of the effects present on the DSI/Tom Oberheim OB-6."

All parts here.

Animodule reflow MIDI Gate Panel

Published on May 13, 2016 JRock17991

All parts here.

Synth Rorschach #48: Historic Computers

This is just a handful of them.  See Creative Review for the rest. Spotted this one on Boing Boing.

Left reminds me of a Doepfer eurorack. The second pic below reminds me of colored banana jack DIY modules. The one below it reminds me of the Sal-Mar. Serge below it and finally the $40,000 Holland SM2000 Eurorack Modular Synthesizer bottom. Tagging them in the labels below just for reference.

Skot Wiedmann of the Hyve Touch Synthesizer & Motus Mavis Visits the Sousa Museum

via Skot Wiedman:

"Some photos from my class field trip to the Sousa Museum. What a wonderful opportunity to play the Sal-Mar Construction with a tour from Scott Schwartz, the curator of the museum. We got to take a peek inside and see the massive wiring and circuitry. The archival gloves are conductive so we could play the touch panel. Fascinating interface and great sounds - very deep and complex."

Check out the wires under the front panel of the Sal-Mar below. You'll find the full set of pics from Skot's visit here.

Upcoming Hyve Touch Synthesizer ElectroSound Exhibit in Paris

The Hyve Touch Synthesizer will be at the ElectroSound Exhibit in Paris May 25 to 2 October 2016. You'll find the ElectroSound site in French here and Googlish here.

via Skot Weidmann, creator of the Hyve Touch Synthesizer and the man behind Motus Mavis:

"I am so excited to be a part of the ElectroSound exhibit in Paris.

The Hyve Touch Synthesizer will be included in the Future section of the show, and visitors will get to play it!"

We have Skot to thank for bringing the event to our attention!

Exhibits will also include (apologies for the translations via Google):

Pictured: Daphne Oram

"Jean-Yves Leloup and NoDesign, the commissioners Electrosound, chose a unique perspective to talk about, with the red wire machines and technological innovation. They plunge us into an immersive, interactive experience scanning a wide spectrum of musical productions, from 1945 to today, pioneers and scientists from 1950 to 1970 (Pierre Schaeffer, Robert Moog, Peter Zinoviev, Brian Eno, Jean-Michel Jarre ...) to the current and popular triumph electro. Electrosound, the lab at the dancefloor going back in time, over the 20th century that saw the electricity and electronics invest the musical field, until emergence of a major cultural movement, which is called 'electro', 'house' or 'techno'."

"Electrosound, the lab at the dancefloor, is an exhibition aimed at a wide audience, the curious beginner to the connoisseur. It is divided into six chapters decrypting the major stages of this musical revolution. Around a timeline, she meets machines and period instruments (synthesizers, drum machines, and other strange machines), popular objects of broadcasting and listening to music, archives (from the GRM, EMS studios and many international sources) and artistic photographs by Jean-Jacques or Jacob Ader Khrist, showing changes since search studios 1950s until the DJ culture."

Studio 60 min Live PA Session ( Techno House Minimal Dub ) Korg EMX vs Sampler

Published on Apr 28, 2016 Phone Records

"Recreated a live show from an event here in Chicago a few months back. First 1hr long PA with the rig I put together for live shows.
Details on the setup.
Allen Heath xone:22 mixer with analog filters and effect loop out to Korg mini kaoss pad 2. Left side of Mixer is Korg Electribe Sampler 2 paired with Korg Vocla Bass. Right side is Korg Electribe MX with external audio loop to the Boss Re-20 for dub delays (25 min ).
Thanks for watching."

Phone Records (YouTube, SoundCloud) is a supporting member of MATRIXSYNTH. Thank you Phone Records!

"Total EDM Leads" Sylenth1 Presets by Abletunes

Published on May 3, 2016 abletunes

"64 top notch Sylenth1 presets with a focus on EDM leads and synths. More info at"

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH Member, KNOBZ.NET.

TR505 through a Synthrotek Dirt Filter

Published on May 13, 2016 mute01

"Also there's a little Lexicon Alex reverb on there. The Dirt Filter is a pretty sensitive module."

Ultimate Percussion UP K2-X and TR-707

Published on May 12, 2016 Ben Bridges

Custom Synth Panel Printer on Go Fund Me

For the DIYers out there:

Currently on Go Fund Me.

"Imagine being able to upload your full colour, custom panel designs on a website, then days later receiving the finished, photo quality panel in the post.

Nice Simple Process. Good Quality Product.

The technology is out there, it's just really fecking expensive.

At GMSN! I've been working for the past two years on a process for creating professional quality, alumium faceplates for Eurorack Modular Synthesisers. Together with a friendly screenprinter we've finally cracked it. The feedback from customers has been excellent. A common theme is that people are surprised how good the panels are, given the price. When you're showing your modular rig off, you want it to look the part...

But what you really want are custom panels. Your own design for your own custom modular rig. In full, photo quality colour.

The next step to acheiving this is to invest in a professional Solid Matter Direct Printing System.

This machine prints onto unsealed anodised alumium. The surface of the metal has small anodic pores which the special ink sucks into via capiliary action. After printing the panel is then heated at 95C for 45 mins. This seals the pores and creates a protective layer over the ink, giving a seriously hard wearing surface, critical for extensive knob twiddling.

These ain't cheap and the one we have shortlisted is £11,939.59.

Hence this campaign. (The reason we've gone with GoFundMe is that even if we don't reach the target, we can still partially fund the project, and secure the shortfall through traditional means.)"

New Eowave DIY Weather Drones

Published on May 13, 2016 eowave

"As part of our collaboration for the VILLETTE SONIQUE x MODULARSQUARE : Atelier DIY event, we have created Weather Drones, an all in one drone voice for eurorack modular. The Weather Drones can be self patched, or used with other eurorack modules via CV and trig inputs. The architecture of the module is as follows, some of which is pre-patched

Digital tri wave oscillator, controls are freq, spread (adds more triangle waveforms, up to 8), character (wave folder), fm in with attenuator
LFO with square and tri wave out
Filter with cutoff and feedback, mod input with attenuator and second mod input without
AD envelope with level attenuator
Random sample and hold noise (driven by square wave LFO) with slew

Brighton Modular Meet 2016 Set for Sunday July 3

The next Brighton Modular Meet is set for Sunday July 3. See the Brighton label at the bottom of this post for some coverage of previous years' events.

You can find the official event page here:

Map: soon

ROLAND JUPITER-6 , introduction Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

Published on May 13, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"The Roland Jupiter-6 is a synthesizer manufactured by the Roland Corporation introduced in January 1983"

Korg Volca FM polyphonic synth and Coffee Shopped DX Touch iOS App functionality and limitations

Published on May 12, 2016 Expanding Sound

Spotted this one on discchord.

iTunes: Patch Touch: for Yamaha DX/TX - Coffeeshopped LLC

Note the KORG Volca FM does not currently respond to realtime editing via external editors. Instead, it responds to complete patch dumps. For example also check out the Patch Base editor video with the Volca FM here.

"Korg is releasing a new 3 voice, 6 operator fm synthesizer known as the Volca FM. Fm synthesis was very popular in the 80's with the Synclavier and, of course, the Yamaha DX7: one of the most popular synths of that decade. With 80s music experiencing a renaissance, Korg has made this affordable and fun Volca to bring the sound of the DX7 back into the spotlight.

I own a DX7, and like many others, have always found it difficult to program. However, Coffee Shopped's DX Touch iOS App made it very easy to visualize exactly how fm synthesis works, and made it much easier to make my own patches. When I heard about the Volca FM, I wanted to see if it was possible to make DX Touch work with it. Check out the video to see the results, and don't forget to subscribe! Also Check out our website to get free samples and Ableton Instruments, and stay in the loop with everything going on here at Expanding sound."

Vintage'70s Moog Minimoog SN 5511

via this auction

German Roland SH-1000 Vintage Synthesizer Leaflet

via this auction

This one is pretty cool. Be sure to see the pic of it opened up.

"Up for sale is a (1) vintage Roland SH-1000 leaflet with information about it. The leaflet, 1 small page in German, is in used condition."

See the seller's other items for more.

Moog Modular Synthesizer Model 12 Vintage Leaflet

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"Up for sale is a (1) vintage Moog Modular synthesizer model 12 synthesizer leaflet with information about it. The leaflet, 1 page in English, is in used condition"

Moog Minimoog Model D Vintage Synthesizer Leaflet From 1980

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"Up for sale is a (1) vintage Minimoog Model D leaflet with information about it. The leaflet, 1 page in English, is in good condition for its age."

Korg Gadget Le - Free Version of Gadget Workstation

Published on May 13, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Korg Gadget Le is the free version of Korg Gadget Workstation for iPhone and iPad. Here is a short demo. It comes with three different instruments: Synthesizer, Drum Machine and Rompler"

"Targeted individuals" (Experimental DnB)Micro korg+ EMX2- live (MK-ULTRA)

Published on May 13, 2016 j j


A little chaos to start the weekend.

Voice Of The Monolith

Published on May 13, 2016 John L Rice

"This is one of my long "background" pieces where there isn't a lot of structure or development, just a hopefully interesting soundscape to have on while you are doing something else? :-)

You might think parts of this sound reminiscent to parts of György Ligeti's piece titled Requiem that was used in the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey and I agree, hence the title! ;-)

The sound source for the first 14 minutes or so is all Mellotron M4000D controlled by Moon Modular sequencing gear and processed with heavy amounts of Strymon BigSky reverb. The last minute has a bit of the sequence played by Synth Tech audio modules."

nanoloop mono prototype first test loop

Published on May 13, 2016 nanoloop

"A 3-channel analog synthesizer on a Game Boy cart. Sound comes from the Game Boy's headphone output."

Codex Sound pack for Analog Keys / Four

Published on May 13, 2016 Elektron

"Inhalt's Matia Simovich has crafted 128 classic, highly playable and malleable sounds for the Analog Keys/Four! Audio examples:
Download from:"

finger workout (minimoog, elektron analog four, eurorack etc)

Published on May 13, 2016 iftahbox

"we took a day off to make a small video, the idea was to try to sequence as little as possible and to do some finger workout."

X1L3 - Vevoyah - Cover of Nine inch nails - my violent heart

Published on May 13, 2016 manufacturedZ3R0 .

"Demo of the midi control on vevoyah and a somewhat chip tune sounding cover version. Composing on two of them has an almost tracker feel to it, getting what you can out of two voices and pulling off some ultra fast notation, chopping and changing between the two of them for modulation effects and so on.

All sounds are either direct from the vevoyah or as with the drums and percussion shaped in a sample editor from noise and sounds generated with it in one way or another.

Vocals recorded into my phone while parked up in a car park late one night. I admittedly can't sing."

prophet vs

Published on May 13, 2016 SyntheticMachines

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