MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Book on Max Brand - MACHINES FOR THE OPERA. THE COMPOSER MAX BRAND


This one in via Brian Kehew:

"There is a new book on Max Brand, German composer who lived in the USA for a while. He used the Trautonium and, later, was an early Moog synthesizer customer...

It is written bilingually, in English and German"

You can find the German page on the book here, Googlish here.

See the Max Brand label for previous posts if you are not familiar with him.

via the Googlish translation:

"A contemporary of Arnold Schoenberg and Kurt Weill Max Brand was a figure between late romanticism, futurism and outbreaks of the electronic age. The cultural breakdown by the Nazis, before which he fled in 1937 from Vienna and ended up in Rio de Janeiro, began a promising career as an opera composer to an end. In 1940 he settled in New York, where he pursued his vision of an electronic music machine for the stage. Many attempts did not lead on, one of which was an optical synthesizer with self-drawn waveforms, finally Moogtonium, a slightly ajar to the Mixturtrautonium Oskar Salas, Robert A. Moog synthesizer built. The development work on the machine dragged on far too long, so that fire could never realize his dream to have an electronic one-man band for the operatic stage. In 1975 he returned to Austria, where he lived in Langenzersdorf and in 1980 died.

As a contemporary of Arnold Schoenberg and Kurt Weill, Max Brand was a figure shaped by late romanticism, futurism, and the early electronic age. The cultural upheaval Caused by the Nazis, from splat he fled from Vienna to Rio de Janeiro in 1937, put on end to a very promising career as composer of opera. In 1940 he settled in New York, where he worked to realize his visions of an electronic music machine for the stage. There were many Attempts, Which all fell short, one of which thesis on optical synthesizer with waveforms he drew himself, and finally the Moogtonium, a synthesizer based on Oskar Sala's Mixture-Trautonium and engineered by Robert A. Moog. But development Took much too long, and fire that never able to Fulfill his dream of an electronic one-man orchestra for the opera stage. In 1975 he returned to Austria, where he lived until his death in Langenzersdorf in 1980th"

drone synth sunday with Dr. Moonstein


Published on May 22, 2016 Purple Tonal Central 3000

"My way of spending sunday evening = little preview of drone/noise generator made by Dr. Moonstein"

KORG TRIDENT SN 330655


via this auction

Roland SH101


via this auction

"The unit is fully serviced and calibrated.

Things done during the service:

- Power Switch replaced
- Noise and Attack sliders replaced
- Tuning Pot replaced
- Trigger circuit rebuild (was noisy)
- Suspicious joints resoldered
- VCO and CV calibrated to the factory settings
Comes with a good up-to-specs PS"

Moog Taurus 2 Triple Wave Folder² Feedback Phase


Published on May 22, 2016 Ebotronix

"Moog Taurus 2 / Triple Wave Folder² Feedback by VCA Matrix
Maestro Ringmodulator, MXR Phase 100 ,
Snarling Dogs THE SUPER BOWL FIRE BAWL 2 Alarm Wah"

Midnight pt2 (Moog LP, Blofeld, Squier Jazz Bass, Push2)


Published on May 22, 2016 Neoplasma

"quick composition with waldorf blofeld, moog little phatty, fender squier jazz bass and ableton push 2."

Bad Mopho Jupiter - DSI Mopho SE + Roland JP-08 + PO12. And some Space Echo.


Published on May 22, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"I love Dual Mode in the JP-08. You program up a patch, then put it in Dual mode and layer it against itself. Then, slightly change something on one of the layers, such as Cutoff, LFO rate, etc. You get such a huge sound. Here the JP-08 is playing the bass. I am using the Ensoniq EPS 16+ sequencer for that so I can get a 10 bar loop. I have the Mopho SE running through a Roland RE-301 Space Chorus tape delay and it sound bloody phenomenal. The Teenage Engineering PO12 (made by teenagers in Japan if you ask the dude at Guitar Center that sold it to me) is doing the rhythm. Just a quick little jam because my rules are RECORD AT LEAST SOMETHING EACH WEEK! But I think it came out rather bitchin anyway."

Moogfest 2016 Live Feed for Sunday 5/22


Started streaming 1 hour ago

Easel Pulse Control


Published on May 22, 2016 Todd Barton

"I'm slowly developing a teaching patch for an upcoming Easel video tutorial and came across this fun little tip/trick, controlling the rate of the Pulser via the Sequential Voltage Source triggered by the keyboard."

Moog Mother-32, DSI Pro 2


Published on May 22, 2016 Seen From Space

"First recording with my new Moog. The Pro 2 performance controls are used a lot here - many parameters changing at once with the 2 wheels and slider. The pad accompaniment is from Novation Supernova II. Reverb, delay etc on the Moog is from Boss GT-10."

Rheyne - Polymothers (3-voice Moog Mother-32 w/ KMI QuNexus)


Published on May 22, 2016 Rheyne

"A demonstration of how 'Channel Rotation' on a KMI QuNexus can be used to turn multiple mono synths into one polyphonic synth.

With nothing connected to the VC MIX inputs on the Mothers, the VC MIX output and some multiples are controlling all three filters with one knob. The MIDI DIN outputs of an iConnectMIDI4+ are triggering the synths on three MIDI channels. MIDI and audio loops are recorded with Ableton Live. Reverb is also from Ableton.

Download the 24bit/48khz WAV on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rheyne/polymother"

Inside The New Minimoog Model D


Third video added to the main new Minimoog Model D post here.

Synths of Deadpool - Studio Time with Junkie XL


Second video added here.

ATCH - Yamaha Montage Demo


Published on May 22, 2016 Xephyron Digital

"This is a demo using the Yamaha Montage. All sounds are coming from the montage. I created this performance from scratch and am using a strymon big sky reverberator for a little added reverb."

Crumar Bit 01 Vintage Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Rack SN 00082


via this auction

"Rare Crumar Bit 01 Rack Expander 6 voice programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer.

Rackmount version of the bit99 keyboard synth with two analog oscillators per voice that are then digitally stabilized and controlled.

Resonant filters,
ADSR envelopes,
Two LFO's,
99 patch memory
Layer/Split function using 3 note polyphony
Easy hands on editing
Basic useable midi in and thru
Patches save/load to/from tape/daw/recorder

It's in full working order and good overall cosmetic condition considering it's age 1985-88."

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder


via this auction

Roland MKS-80 + MKS-30 + Programmers + Mixer in Rackmount Gig Case


via this auction

MKS-30 SN 471055
MKS-80 SN 460525

"Roland Synths (MKS-80 & MKS-30) hooked up to an analog mixer which has a real spring reverb. Each synth unit has a separate programmer. This project took some effort and fasteners. It's all working. No major issues. There is one missing slider button on the MKS-30 Volume Slider. Also one knob on the PG-200 controller (lfo time) needs to be reseated from the inside. Used plastic washers and brass hardware to keep the ears in good shape. The case itself can be pressurized and used for air travel. All the manuals are there with the schematics..."

EMW WCS-1 Wave Composition Synthesizer


via this auction

"The Electronic Music Works WCS-1 Wave Composition Analog Synthesizer is a MIDI synthesizer module based around a digital oscillator, followed by all discrete analog circuits. According to EMM, the WCS-1 is designed to create ‘unusual and very fat sounds’.

The digital oscillator can produce a variety of waves, using individual wave shapes or combining multiple wave shapes to create complex wave shapes.

The WCS-1 is designed to be used with a MIDI controller, sequencer or other device that provides MIDI out and has a standard 1/4″ mono jack output to connect to mixer or audio interface."

Gary Numan Down In The Park on ARPS & MELLOTRON


Published on Dec 30, 2015 Chris-Cook

Monkey in the space


Published on May 22, 2016 Old Beats

Moog Voyager
Moog Little Phatty
Moog Mother 32
DSI Evolver
DSI Prophet 08
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Novation Bass Station 2
Akai VX 90
Yamaha TX81Z
Roland P-330
Novation Drum Station
Jomox AirBase 99
Tc Electronic Flashback
TC Electronic M350
TC Electronic HOF
Lexicon MX 300
Boss CS 3 on Kick Drum
Alesis SmashUp on D Station
Allen & Heath Zed 428 mixer
Audio directly from the mixer
Sequenced and Synced with Ableton Live

Mocante by Mobenthey, Srine and Fyrall by DDD


Published on May 22, 2016 Peter B

"Using Tektronix 335 Oscilloscope to demonstrate:
-Mocante touch controller (for Eurorack) by Ieaskul F. Mobenthey
-Srine and Fyrall nob instruments, a new instrument by Din Datin Dudero"

Peter B = Petter Blasser, the man behind ciat-lonbarde.

Eowave Ribbon hybrid expressive control demo


Published on May 22, 2016 UncertainMusicCorps

"A little demo and exercise for myself to help decide if a Roli Seaboard controller would be a good investment.

In this video I'm using both the midi and CV outputs from my Eowave Ribbon (Mk I) to expand the range of expressive control on offer. All the modulations here are manual.

Ribbon midi provides note, gate, pitchbend and CC1 which is routed to Braids Timbre input. Ribbon pressure CV is used to control the timbre of the Dual Oscillator.

So that's almost comparable to the 5 dimensions of control the Roli offers. Which means, for monophonic use at least, I can get by on what I've got.

So that's more cash for modules."

antto - Acid Jam (2016_05)


Published on May 22, 2016 h4x0riz3d

x0x duo, Yocto

La fête Sauvage Cover. Synth Demo Patch from the Vangelis'sound bank for Jupiter 80. A tribute


Published on May 22, 2016 studioliv1

"'La fête sauvage' de Vangelis
Cover by Studioliv
Patch from the Vangelis'Sound Bank for Jupiter 80 programmed by Studioliv.
Vangelis playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dgam... [below]
My own compositions here http://soundcloud.com/studioliv
Vangelis Cover available : Chung Kuo, Chariot of fire, Blade Runner, Irlande, Antarctica Echoes, To the Unknown Man, Chromatique, Sauvage et Beau"

Mutable Instruments Ultra-Complex Oscillator Rings+Warps+Tides


Published on May 22, 2016 DavidH

"00:18 endless dhyāna drone
12:37 the darshana sequence
21:00 simple complex oscillator
Warps+Tides only (just in case you get fear of the ultra-complex thing (which I understand, I am scared myself))"

Scrotum Lab - Orgone Accumulator standalone unit


Published on May 22, 2016 batchas

"We hear some other signals in the background (bleeding) which go through my audio interface. Sorry!"

Scrotum Lab - Orgone Accumulator standalone unit [Part 02]

Published on May 22, 2016

"We hear some other signals in the background (bleeding) which go through my audio interface. Sorry!"

Plumbutter & Buchla - First relations


Published on May 22, 2016 batchas

"Buchla clocks the PB1.
Buchla 261e sends CV to PB1.
PB1 sends voltages to the Buchla 261e."

Clip from May 22 Twitch Stream


Published on May 21, 2016 anthony burchell

synth frog. there were others. What ever happened to Mr. Braska?

MS20miniSeqSound0522


Published on May 21, 2016 ryouichi harada
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