MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Just Friends SHAPE/CYCLE/Volley

Just Friends SHAPE/CYCLE/Volley from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.


Published on May 23, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"Yamaha CS50 Analogue 4 Note Polyphonic Synthesiser , two LFOs Sawtooth, Square, Pulse, Sine, Noise .2-Pole/12db HP and LP filters ..."

Moog Mother-32, DSI Pro 2, Supernova II

Published on May 23, 2016 Seen From Space

"The second recording with the Mother-32 I bought myself for a birthday with a zero on the end. It makes a great double act with the Pro 2! Ambient texture from the Supernova."

Wayne Brave: "BoatFace"- Drumtraks retrowave workout.

Published on May 23, 2016 Peter Maas

"Retrowave track featuring the PS3100, SH-101 and Sequential Drumtraks and some TR-707 hats. Baseline is provided by the excellent Roland System 500 Dual Filter (512) and Phaser/Delay (572)."

Modular + Cello No.1 - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on May 23, 2016 Colin Benders

"This week we're experimenting with some acoustical instruments paired with the modular. Today Maarten brought over his cello. Oh and sorry for the crackles at the start of the video. it gets better."

Random pulses and cv to make a nice relaxing sound mixture.

Published on May 23, 2016 DrOctave1

"Buchla making some nice textures and sounds"

Custom Yellowish Green Roland Junior Juno-106 with Mods

via this auction

"DIMENSIONS: 26" X 13" X 5"
The most incredible work has been done to restore and
modify to a 3 octave synthesizer
Will play all 88 notes on a larger keyboard using midi"

Was going to call this one lime green, but based on the pics it isn't quite that.

Yamaha CS80 Synthesizer with MIDI

via this auction

That's one expensive synth.

"Here is a fantastic Yamaha CS80 with midi kit installed. The CS80 is in a league of its own, with naturally detuning oscillators that add a richness and mass that is unmistakably CS80. Famously used on the Blade Runner soundtrack, and by Brian Eno, Daft Punk, Genesis and Toto, the CS80 is capable of a ridiculous amount of sounds. This synth has had the power supply rebuilt, is impeccably maintained and tuned, has original case and stand, original printed tech, tuning and operation manuals, and is remarkably clean for its age."


via this auction

Buchla Kicks Video

Buchla Kicks Video from Chris Whitten on Vimeo.


Published on May 23, 2016 jdanielcramer

"Before the last remnants of Krell civilization disappeared into the great temporal cataclysm, a cadre of travellers escaped into the fifth dimension where they became forever known as the PolyCube.
Only the haunting strains of their sound-art remains to herald their exodus."

Soundfly Introduces Chiptune Crash Course

MATRIXSYNTH sponsor Soundfly has introduced a new course on creating Chiptune music.

"Online music school Soundfly has just launched a new free one-of-a-kind course to teach DIY musicians how to make music using the sound chips of old video game systems, such as the Game Boy. It's taught by critically acclaimed chiptune artist Chipocrite. He has performed nationally at major events, such as Vans Warped Tour; provided soundtracks for video games, online videos, and commercials, including a nationally-run GameStop ad; recorded numerous albums, including the award-winning 2011 release "Hit and Run"; and appeared on talk shows, among other accolades.

By the end of part one, students will be able to program their own version of the C major scale — a key first step in creating more elaborate songs. Part two, which is launching soon after, will dive into more complicated arrangements using four channels. The course is mobile-compatible and can be accessed for free by anyone anywhere in the world at the following link: Students don't need anything but a computer and an internet connection."

Evaton Technologies Prepping for MUTEK Montréal

Evaton Technologies will be participating in MUTEK Montréal next week. They sent in these photos of their demo rig presently under construction. Come see Evaton Technologies at the DIGI_SECTION exhibit, hosted in the Phi Centre on Saturday, June 4, as part of the MUTEK festival going on June 1 through 5.

Roger Linn on Bob Moog - Electronic Voyager TESTIMONIAL #1

Roger Linn on Bob Moog - Electronic Voyager TESTIMONIAL #1 from Electronic Voyager on Vimeo.

"We are down to the FINAL 6 days of our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our Bob Moog history. Roger Linn appreciates the importance of telling Bob Moog's crucial chapter in electronic music history, and offered to share his feelings about Bob for the Electronic Voyager cause.

Electronic Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog’s Sonic Journey…

Support us on Kickstarter April 25 to May 25, 2016

Roger Linn is a legendary electronic music instrument designer, best known for his groundbreaking LinnDrum and Akai MPC sampling drum machines, both of which revolutionized the music industry. Bob Moog directly inspired Roger’s career path into electronic instrument design, and the two became colleagues and friends.

Roger not only enthusiastically agreed to be interviewed about Bob for Electronic Voyager, he also offered to film this testimonial about his professional and personal admiration for Bob Moog. Thank you Roger!"

Music for USB Ports Featuring the Dave Smith Instruments / Tom Oberheim OB-6

via by Body In The Thames:

"Yesterday I got an OB-6

This little ambient EP is the result of my first couple of hours with it

3 improvised compositions recorded live, directly into the soundcard with no overdubs or additional effects

Raw OB-6
(may contain wrong notes)"

Available on Bandcamp & SoundCloud.

Live Ambient Synthesizer Space Jam | EK Lounge 73

Published on May 23, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"The EK-Lounge is a Live Synthesizer Jam Meeting that is regularly taking place in the Frankfurt/Germany area. Three electronic musicians were participating in Jam no. 73: Feldrauschen, Ralph Baumgartl and Imaginary Landscapes.

They were using the following electronic music gear:
Doepfer Modular Synthesizer, ELEKTRON Octatrack, Korg Volca Keys, Akai EWI 4000S, Roli Seaboard Rise, Strymon BigSky, Eventide Space, Eventide Time Factor, Zoom MS-70CDR"

Bernie Worrell Flashlight Impromptu Riff at Moogfest on the New Minimoog Model D

IMG_6354.MOV from Dan Nigrin on Vimeo.

"Bernie Worrell doing impromptu Flashlight riffs at Moogfest 2016 in the Pop Up Moog Factory. May 20, 2016"


via this auction

Happy Birthday Bob Moog from Moog Music & Moogfest

via Moog Music

"Yesterday, Moogfest 2016 came to a close, and today we honor what would have been Bob Moog's 82nd birthday. We have spent the last 4 days celebrating Bob's innovative spirit with some of the world's most forward-thinking designers, engineers, makers, futurists, artists and musicians. Bob's legacy was reflected in this diverse gathering of tolerant and engaged people who collaborated in an uplifting exploration on the future of creativity. Thank you, Bob, for showing us that the most beautiful and innovative solutions evolve from harnessing the collective power of divergent ideas and perspectives.

Join us next year for Moogfest 2017, May 18-21 in Durham, North Carolina. Discount pre-sale tickets are available at"

The Moons of Monday - Episode 8

Published on May 23, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Episode 8 it suposed to not exists. After Episode 7 I took the decision to stop the series, but your messages really encouraged me to continue!
Thank you very much for your support, my friends!

Today's Moon phase, 23 May 2016, Monday is Waning Gibbous in Sagittarius.


Easel Ambient Palette Patches

Published on May 23, 2016 Todd Barton

"Here's a rough and ready tutorial on suggested techniques for building and performing an ambient music patch on the Buchla Music Easel. Be sure to also checkout yesterday's patch which was derived from this patch.
Here is a link to a photo of the patch:

for one-on-one Skype tutorials go to:"

Easel Ambient Palette Patch Two

Published on May 23, 2016

"Here is a second patch. I recommend watching the first video. In this video I only touch on the main parameters -- there's more detail in the first vid. Here is a link to the patch

For one-on-one Skype tutorials go to:"

Vintage Oberheim Matrix-12 Analog Synthesizer SN P60301

via this auction

Mother-32 x 4 Delays (Clouds, Warps, Chronoblob)

Published on May 23, 2016 r beny

"Mother-32 running through 4 delays. 2x Mutable Instruments Clouds in looping delay mode, Mutable Instruments Warps in Parasite delay mode and Alright Devices Chronoblob."

Moog Liberation

via this auction

Demo of the CZ-1 synth chip with a Roli Rise

Published on May 23, 2016 Steve Bryson

"This is another demonstration of the CZ-1 phase distortion chip by dsp synthesizers (, this time with the chip in the module I built for it. Two of them, actually. At first we have just the CZ-1 module. The slide dimension (position of the finger on the 'key') controls the CZ phase distortion index. The waveforms coming out of the two CZ-1 modules are on the screen in the background. Then at 1:27 I add a Morphing Terrarium to balance the sound a bit and get a little musical. No filters are used in this patch."

Quick, goofy demo of the CZ-1 chip

Alesis Andromeda A6 Dust Cover

via Stardust Synth Covers

Bay Area Maker Faire Pics From Oren Levy

Some pics of the recent Bay Area Maker Faire, May 20-22 in San Mateo. Lot's of synth kids! Don't miss the last pic. That smile says it all. :)

These are in via Oren Levy of, maker of The Quill by Tabor.

Synth Spotting at 2016 Synthe Summer Grand Prairie, Texas

Published on May 23, 2016 gstormelectro

"Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

Synthesizer Meet in Grand Prairie, Texas May 22, 2016
Shaky camera alert."

Meet The Makers - Ken MacBeth

Published on May 23, 2016 sonicstate

"Scottish synthesizer maker Ken MacBeth talks to Sonicstate, about his roots and designing synthesizers."

Library Owned Original ARP Synthesizer Series 2600 Hardcover Manual

via this auction

"Rare hardback version of the ARP 2600 Owners manual.
Withdrawn from the Schaumburg Township Public Library in Illinois.
Fifth printing, October 1973, 100 pages."

Moog Prodigy with CV, Gate, & Filter In Mod

via this auction

Octatrack Analog 4 Minilogue - Experiment #3

Published on May 23, 2016 kbroom

"This is an adaptation from some sketches I had done a while ago."

Modular Monthly: Beyond Minimoog with the MiniMod

Published on May 23, 2016 Future Music Magazine

"AJH Synth's MiniMod range is a great modular take on the classic Model D. It can do much more than simply emulate classic Moog sounds though – let's try taking this classic set-up into new realms!"

Hypersynth Xenophone - Duophonic Mode

Published on May 23, 2016 Hypersynthetic

"2 Voice-paraphonic (Duophonic mode) is one of the new additions of OS v2.0."

"ITS NEVER Enough" (EMX2)

Published on May 23, 2016 j j

"mp3 --thanks 4 listening"

Hypocritical (Minilogue,Volca FM x2, Reface DX, Beats, MPX-16)

Published on May 22, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"Sort an experimentation in recording and mixing. The instruments were recorded in mono, as opposed to in stereo(we usually do everything in stereo because most of our effects allow it, and still recorded the samples in stereo), and then placed into their own "spots" as if amped on a stage. Now that I look back, I should have placed them according to the video(it's almost the reverse). Oh well, live and learn. Enjoy the week everyone, thanks for watching and listening!
Gears used:
Korg Minilogue + TC Electronics Transition delay pedal
Korg Volca FM + TC Electronics HoF reverb pedal
Korg Volca FM + Digitech Supernatural reverb pedal
Yamaha Reface DX + Strymon BigSky reverb pedal
Akai MPX-16 + Korg Quad pad effects unit (louis farrakhan samples)
Korg Volca Beats
Zoom R24 (multi-track recording)
Presonus One (Mix/Master)
Sony action cam HDR-AS20 (video recording)
KdenLive (linux based video editing)"

Destiny Clock Demo

Published on May 22, 2016 Brendan Byrne

No word on exactly what this is yet. You can see the Brendan Byrne label below for his previous creations.

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