MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rancho Electro - "Salt Fires" - Graph Rabbit & Mikael Jorgensen

Published on May 13, 2016 Rancho Electro

The track is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. Many of you might recognize Mikael Jorgensen as the keyboardist for Wilco.

"Mikael Jorgensen & Graph Rabbit (Austin Donohue & Shy Kedmi) perform the original composition 'Salt Fires' live on location.

'Salt Fires'
Composed and performed by:
Mikael Jorgensen
Austin Donohue
Shy Kedmi

Rob Givens: Camera
Alex Rosson: Location Audio
Kris Cadle: Location Audio
John Garcia: Production Assistance
Austin Donohue: Editor
DJ Teebee: Audio Mix"

Synth spotting/demo: Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano, Teenage Engineering OP-1, and Korg Volca Beats.

New Euro Manufacturer Catalyst Audio Introduces Time’s Arrow Sequencer Eurorack Module

Published on Dec 7, 2015 catalyststudio

A new eurorack module from the recently formed Catalyst Audio. The playlist for the videos above follow. Full details on their first eurorack module, Time's Arrow, further below.

1. Times Arrow Cmin Basslines [CV/Gate/Accent to FutureRetro 777]
2. Times Arrow Video Manual Utility Mode
3. Times Arrow Vid Manual Seq Mode
4. Times Arrow Video Manual RND Submodes
5. Times Arrow Video Manual RND Mode
6. Times Arrow Video Manual Extra Features

via of Catalyst Audio:


What is it?

So at it’s most basic it is a 16 step sequencer,

It can do all of your normal sequencer functions etc...

But also-

What we think sets this apart from the other currently available sequencers out there right now (and yes there are a lot!) is it's randomization features. It was designed to basically allow you to start with randomness, and then to exert some level of control over this randomness until you start to get useable (but still unpredictable) results. A 'happy accident generator' maybe?

A very basic description would be that each step of the sequence contains information about 5 different 'events' Notes (CV value), Gate, Accent, Tie, and Slide. You can manually set up these events, like you would with a more traditional sequencer, but Times Arrow allows you to randomize any or all of these events either manually (button press) or via a trigger signal. Once a new pattern has been generated, that new pattern will continue to loop and will only be altered by another button press or trigger. Each "event" can have different probability settings, and each "event" can be set on a per step basis to be excluded from randomization.

It’s hard for me to feel like I can do justice to it in one or two paragraphs, so please check out the videos posted on our site or feel free to ask me questions here and I will do my best to answer.

I will say that I have gotten some amazingly cool sequences out of this thing, stuff I probably would have never come up with on my own. (Of course I’m biased, both cause I created it and because my definition of an “amazingly cool sequence” is probably different from yours.)

It is currently available at Foxtone music right now, and should be up at Analog Haven by the end of the week.

Adjustable seq length from 1 - 16 steps
Internal quantizer with 16 selectable scales
Constant time (303 style) slide
Buffered output voltages from 0 - 8v (8 oct range)
(Pre-quantizer) Transpose input
Reset to last step
Forward, Backward, PingPong, Pendulum, Random, and "Drunken Walk" seqencer directions
Firmware optimized for extremely low jitter and tight timing.
Synchronized randomization (manual or CV triggered) of Notes, Accents, Ties, Gates, and Slides, Alt CV and Octave Offset.
Independent probability settings of Notes, Accents, Ties, Gates, and Slides.
Independently remove any event on any step from randomization.
Sync/reset output
Random stepped CV output (0-5v)
Global transpose by semitones or octaves.
"Slip" sequences forward or backward in time.
Skiff Friendly
Awesome buttons.
Cat approved."


Published on May 17, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS110²²,RS 360², RS 500e²
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 SVC 350 Vocoder, System 100 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z 8000
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian), 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
drums Roland HPD 15
Hameg Dual Trace Oscilloscope HM 312-8 (by Taurus 2~TWF²)
vid #1515

Sounds of the Roland A-01 8-bit Synthesizer Engine

Published on May 17, 2016

"Sound examples of the 8-bit synthesizer engine in the A-01."

DEMORA Synthesizer Patch

Published on May 17, 2016 Roland Canada TRIBES

"Sound demos from a synth patch in the AIRA DEMORA module."

Mobile Battery Powered Synth Studio Pt.2 - Circuit, Volca Keys, Pocket Operators

Published on May 17, 2016 Matt Greer

"Korg Volca Keys, Monotron, Teenage Engineering PO-12, PO-16, Novation Circuit - battery powered, mobile studio, in a case

'Stammer' by Robots Against Children

Gear Used:
Novation Circuit
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Monotron
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-12 Rhythm & PO-16 Factory
Behringer 1002B Mixer
TC Electronics Hall of Fame reverb
Ibanez Echo-Shifter
Joyo Portable Pedal Battery Supply

So, this is the second video and track produced using my mobile electronic music production and performance platform; The Lunchbox.

I was hoping that my second endeavor using this would be a little more grande. I wanted to be in the park or next to a river or something but I've been sick lately so the coffee table in the living room will have to do I guess.

I went a little more dancey on this track. Trying to build a full set so I can gig with this thing. It'll be so nice to have everything I need all pre-wired and ready to go.

I did, however, have fun going a little deeper with the video editing part of things so hopefully it'll be a little more interesting to look at. I used a little macro and wide angle lens on my phone to achieve varying effects."

Part 1 here.

MFB TANZBÄR LITE // Factory Presets

Published on May 17, 2016 LESINDES

Yamaha CS-50 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"For auction is a vintage analog 4-voice polyphonic Yamaha CS-50 synthesizer in great condition and fully functional..."

Complete Euro Rack Modular Synthesizer System

via this auction

Note I did not verify the prices listed below. I'm including them here for reference only. Always do your own due diligence.

"A like new Euro-rack modular synth system with 40 modules and powered case fully installed. Over $9000 worth of modules of all kinds (oscillators, VCA's, Filters, sequencers, triggers, LFO's, random voltage, and more modulation)

All in used working order. Sold as a complete system, not individually. Prices are listed below only as reference to individual value.

gorillabox 104 hp 12u dual briefcase $999

Intellijel Dixie II $220
Pittsburg Modular Oscillator $179
Pittsburgh Generator $239
Pittsburgh GenXpander $169
Modcan Triple OSC $400

Blue Lantern Pro Duo VCA $225
Doepfer A-131 Exp. VCA $95
Pittsburgh Modules Dual VCA $139

Blue Lantern LM4250 VCF $150
Malleko Wiard Borg Filter $225
Make Noise MMG Filter $235

Mults and Mixers
Blue Lantern The Mix $95
Make Noise Modde Mix $140
Division 6 Multiplicity $150
Make Noise Optomix $200

LFO and Modulation
Intellijet Dr. Octature $280
Intellijel uMod Ring MOd $130
Make Noise Maths $260
Pitsburgh ViLFO $169
Synthesis Technology E355 Morphing Dual LFO $249
Happy Nerding FM Aid $165
Blue Lantern FM Joystick $100

Audio / CV interface
Intellijel Audio Interface $260

Sequencers, Triggers, and MIDI
4MS Shuffling Clock Multiplyer $180
Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator $429
Kilpatrick Audio K1600 MIDI converter $400

Random Voltage
Doepfer A-118 Noise Random Volt $90
Doepfer Dual Sample & Hold A148 $80
Make Noise Wiard Wogglebug $220

Blue Lantern White VCADSR $150
Deeper A-143-1 Complex ENvelope Generator / LFO $255
Pittsburgh Modular ADSR $89

Audio Processing and shaping
Abstract Data Reactive SHaper $220
Troggotronic 666 $325
Doepfer A-115 Audio Divider $80
Doepfer A-116 VC Waveform Processor $90

Effects (Delays, Reverb, Phaser, Pitch shifting, etc…)
Synthesis Technology E560 Deflector Shield $339
Make Noise Ecophon $400"

Moog Minimoog Model D Keyboard Synthesizer SN 7451

via this auction

"Minimoog Model D in 100% perfect working order. Recently serviced by the Analog Lab in NYC. Truly the ideal Minimoog, serial #7451 which is of the most stable tuning."

Self-Oscillating Filter Kick Drum

Published on May 17, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Creating a Eurorack kick drum using a self-oscillating filter as the sound source, we can recreate the sound design technique that we demonstrated in our first eurorack tutorial video..."

Live Jam 01 @ Modular Synthesizer Meeting "Happy Knobbing" 2016

Published on May 17, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"This is part one of the high energy and mesmerizing Modular Synthesizer Jam Session that was taking place during the “Happy Knobbing” 2016 festival. This is an annual event where electronic musicians come together to exchange ideas and to display their collection of massive modular synthesizers and other electronic music making gear.
Artist appearing in this video:
- Worsel Strauss, Serge & Weinglas
- Moogulator
- Feinstrom
This is live electronic music at its very best. Enjoy!"


Yamaha AN1x - the ultimate DEMO of its mighty sounds - The Best VA - by REWO

Published on May 17, 2016 REWO_Channel

"Yamaha AN1x - the ultimate DEMO of its mighty sounds - The Best VA - by REWO.

All sounds are recorded directly into the camera. No addition post-editing or efx. This is what you get."

Follow-up to this post.

4MS Dual Looping Delay

Published on May 17, 2016 darksideothetune

"Using Beatstep Pro as a clock into DLD and Malekko Varigate 4. Varigate is controlling the clock to Noisering and Make Noise Brains and Pressure Points, and the gates for the sounds.. Out two from Noisering into Direction on Brains for semi-random timing B and feedback A+B on the DLD. Noisering out two to Time A.

Melodic: Malekko Richter Oscillator 2 is FM'd by channel 1 out of Noisering. Phase FM'd by Pittsburgh Oscillator. Enveloped by Make Noise Maths channel 2. Malekko VCA into DLD Channel A

Snare: Sputnik Dual Oscillator heavily FM'd, White Noise, into Malekko Mix 4. Maths channel 1. Malekko VCA into DLD B input.

Outs run into Sherman Rodec Restyler for filter freq'in!"

16-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Part 16- Effects Part 2

Published on May 17, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

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

Help me make these videos!"

All parts here.

Inside the Sequential Prophet-6

Published on May 16, 2016 Paul Dither

"100 new sounds:"

And two videos for the sound sets previously posted as SoundCloud embeds here.


Published on May 14, 2016

"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."

Shoulder Pads & Noisy Smacks

Published on May 14, 2016

"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."

Klangbau Köln Eurorack Modular System Jam #TTNM

Published on May 17, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Completed my Klangbau Köln Modular Synth System for now and recorded this little jam session. Looking forward to play with it some more.

The Radio Music Samples are from Tom Whitwell's 'Nagra Loops' Sound Pack:

Audio gear used:
- Klangbau Köln Eurorack System with: qVCF, Rob Hordijk Benjolin, Twin Peak Filter, Trigger Delay, Logisitsche Gleichung, XR VCO, Wavetable DCO, Tom Whitwell Radio Music, CV Prozessor, Klangbau Spring Reverb, etc.
- Zoom R16 Audio Recorder"

Moog Prodigy Eurorack Clone

This one in via Manu. You'll find additional details and pics on his website here.

"I have designed my own version of Moog Prodigy synth in Eurorack-format (104HP) with these modifications:

- VCO2 manual PW-adjust
- option for external PW-modulation for both VCO's
- drone mode (VCA full on)
- sync contour control with filter AD (amount can be controlled with pitch wheel)
- VCO1/2 external FM-input (V/Oct)
- filter external VCF-input
- gate-input
- keyboard CV-input (V/Oct)

It has the same components as the original so the sound is 100% Moog. PCBs are two layer designs with dedicated ground layers. Components are thru hole components in one layer. Only the mod/pitch wheels are in a separate module (modified Doepfer module)."

Update: I asked Manu if this was a one off project or if he plans to make it available either via DIY instructions or kit form. Currently it is one off, but if there is enough interest who knows: "I am not yet sure what to do with this project. Let's see if there are enough interested builders."  If you are interested reach out to him on his website.

DSP Synthesizers The Drum – 4HP euro drum module

via DSP Synthesizers

"The Drum is a 4 voice polyphonic drum module in 4HP euro rack format.

The module is DSP based and loaded with some classic vintage sounds.
The sound chip is replaceable so the sounds can be upgraded and changed.

5 different soundchip’s are available at purchase:
S01: 70’s rhythmbox sounds
S02: 80’s classic drum machine sounds
S03: Latin percussions sounds
S04: 909 style sounds
S05: 606 style sounds

4 voice polyphonic
4 drum trig inputs
1 CVinput/Knob for global pitch
1 Mono mix output

The module requires only +12v/4mA

Available now for $120 including international shipping."

Ruse - Fragments 3

Published on May 14, 2016 Ruse

"Third installment of the Fragments series. [parts 1 & 2 follow in the playlist above]

Korg MS20 Mini, Doepfer Dark Energy, Arturia Minibrute, Korg Electribe ER-1, Alesis MMT-8, TipTop z3000 oscillator is running into the Dark Energy and the A-140 EG is patched to the Dark Energy filter.
Effects: Korg Kaoss Pad (reverb)

Realtime performance recorded into Ableton with some light compression.

Listen to the tracks here:"

Roland Polar Junior 106

via this auction

"Here's another Polar Junior 106!

Inside it has the "total restoration package" and the voice chips and work are guaranteed for 8 years.

On the outside , It is a completely new custom synth , in our favorite white polar color scheme.

This Junior 106 also has a copy of the "best of the best" sounds, organized via bank.

All junior 106 owners will receive a free upgrade in the coming months. It's a special "bass mode octave switch" that puts the junior down into the low octaves.

You can still access all notes thru midi, and patches in 16' with the sub oscillator are still VERY low when played on the junior's key bed.

This is a perfect gigging synth, as many are already using the junior to play live."

Happy Knobbing 2016 Pics by Aliens Project

You'll find the full set here.

Pictured here:

Aliens Project's EMS VCS3 with stenciled Alien on back

GRP Synthesizer A4

One of 25 Schmidts

Ramcur / Pin Electronics Hornet

Massive system & Nord Modular G2.

Hexinverter Mutant JAM on the modular synth

Published on May 17, 2016 Patrick OBrien

"I created this short modular synthesizer jam to feature all the Mutant drum modules from Hexinverter, which include:

Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum
Hexinverter Mutant Snare
Hexinverter Mutant Hihats
Hexinverter Mutant Clap

Malekko Varigate 4 triggers the drums.

Mutable Instruments Peaks is used as a 4-step sequencer triggering the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas to create the bassline.

Voice sample is included on the USB drive with the Bastl Instruments grandPA.


I recorded audio and video with an iPhone 6+

No computers were used in the performance of this piece. All synths recorded live in a single take."

Korg 770 Synthesizer SN 760052

via this auction

Yamaha AN1x DEMO by REWO - the songs - Virtual Analogue Synthesizer 1997

Published on May 17, 2016 REWO_Channel

"DEMO of the Yamaha AN1x - the songs - Virtual Analogue Synthesizer. These sounds are demoed by the internal sequencer. No external efx, compressing and EQ. Just pure sounds of the AN1x alone, directly into the camera."

Metasonix R-56 test

Published on May 17, 2016 Mat Hnedy

R-56 Vacuum Tube Spring Reverb Module

Megaohm Delta distortion

Megaohm Delta distortion from Richard Galbraith on Vimeo.

"Here's a patch highlighting the Megaohm Delta low pass filter, with some high resonance and FM settings. The arpeggiation is the result of two LFOs (Grove Audio) and a joystick (Grove Audio) being fed into a Q171 quantizer, which then drives a dotcom Q106 VCO. Two waveforms from this oscillator are used, the saw directly into the Delta, and the triangle first routed through the Ian Fritz/SSL 5 Pulser. The background is a rather uninspired sequence...a microbrute being sequenced by a Fritz/SSL Double Deka oscillator at low frequency. Both parts are given digital delay. Some Valhalla Room is added at the beginning and again towards the end."

Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth 2 Classic Nintendo Sound

Published on May 17, 2016 TecHyper

"The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II is an AVR-microcontroller-based music synthesizer that faithfully recreates the classic sound of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s audio hardware. The device is the successor to the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer, a project launched on Kickstarter in 2015.

No programming is required and there is no software to install. Simply connect a MIDI controller to play the NES classics live or create your own original chiptunes.

The design of the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II is the culmination of the lessons learned from the original Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer project launched in 2015. The most valuable resource in the development of the Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II has been the feedback from the community of Kickstarter backers who funded the original project. The Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synth II features many hardware and software improvements on its predecessor."

Previous posts here.

Moog Model 15, The BIG Soundtest, Demo for the iPad

Published on May 5, 2016 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.


Moog Model 15 Full Track Project, 100% Model 15, Demo for iPad

Published on May 17, 2016

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Production Peek 1

Published on May 17, 2016 cuckoomusic .

"Teenage Engineering is focusing all of its manpower to development of their up and coming, in production OP-Z. A groundbreaking little musical pocket machine, which also will come with a solution for visuals. Here's a unique and intimate meeting with David Mollerstedt, one of the lead developers of the OP-Z.


Going Chordism - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on May 17, 2016 Colin Benders

"after 8 Hrs of streaming I made this. Chords happened, kicks were thrown. fun was had."

Roland Juno 60 Synthesizer + RE 201 Space Echo test

Published on May 17, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Roland Juno 60 Synthesizer + RE 201 Space Echo test"

subtokyoshop on eBay

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