MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dave Smith /Tom Oberheim OB-6 Analog Synthesizer (2016) sound demo

Published on May 25, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

DSI OB-6 Analog Synthesizer (2016)

6 voices, multi mode filter, arpeggiator, step sequencer, digital fx

the demo video shows the sound character of the new synth. all sounds are self-programmed.
no external fx or compression used"

Synth Meet 2014 Grand Prairie, TX Found Footage

Published on May 25, 2016 gstormelectro

"Video and Audio by G-Storm Electro c.2014

Old found footage of the 2014 Synth Meet or....
AKA under the spell of the Minikorg.
Um, so what you see briefly is and ARP 2600, Brian's modular tower case, and about 85% fiddling the minikorg.

So yeah, I did not get much footage but only Brian and Seth's stuff. I missed filming Brandon and Zane's gear. I didn't even capture my own stuff. If memory serves I rocked a Drumulator, System-1, and brand-spanking new Sub-37....first time out of the box. It was an unboxing live haha."

VGM #76: Underground (Yoshi's Island) Ft. Carl Waters

Published on May 25, 2016 Ace Waters

"This week I went on a trip to visit my family in Illinois. I brought my iPad, my Game Boy, My OP-1, and my camera along for the ride and filmed this weeks video while chilling at my parents house. Most of the clips were performed and recorded in my childhood bedroom! Ft. my dad, Carl Waters on acoustic guitar solos. We recorded a bunch of takes and I loved so much of so many of them, that it kind of jumps around a bit. Hope you enjoy it!

This one has a distinctly unique sound from my other videos, due to my limited collection of instruments and use of the iPad and apogee as a daw/mobile recording unit.

I picked a song I thought my dad could jam to, that wasn't too complicated for arrangement, that I was inspired to do."

Yamaha Reface DX Demos by Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on May 25, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

Yamaha Reface DX Dem
Yamaha Reface DX Sequencer Demo


Published on May 25, 2016 Ebotronix
Re-Published on May 26, 2016

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS 360², RS 500e²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2², A114², A133², A134²², A143-1, 2, 9
A151²², A156², A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine² , Q Slider²,Talking Synth²
foh choices
Grendel Formant Filter²
Make Noise Brains PP², Maths², Moddemix²², Optomix,
QMMG, RenĂ©, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Freqbox²², Taurus 2 (Bass), MP201
Oberheim Sem
Roland SVC 350 Vocoder
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian), Sportmodulator, TWF²
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000, Pro Solo 2~Taurus 2
FX:Boss VF-1,Line 6Echopro,MXR Phase100,TC M3000,Mone XL
mackie the mixer²
drums Ultrabeat
vid #1521

Novation Circuit controls ARP 2600 and Roland SH-101with the mighty Hotchki55 CV.OCD

Published on May 25, 2016 -CALC-

"I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a prototype that my friend is working on; the Hotchki55 CV.OCD.

A wonderous little box that converts MIDI into control voltage and has a ton of outputs and really cool features.

I'm just starting to explore what this box can do but of course the first thing to do is use my Novation Circuit to control two of my all time favourite synths

In this video the Circuit is sequencing the ARP 2600 (Orangeface from 1979) and the classic Roland SH-101.

The CV.OCD is the perfect compliment to Circuit and I am absolutely delighted that this thing exists..... Its a complete game changer!

CV.OCD is very configurable little box too you can send CV out of 4 outputs and then there are 12 other outputs for gate, trigger, start stop, clock... all kinds of really useful stuff.
There is also a polyphonic CV mode meaning you can use the CVOCD to turn the ARP 2600 into a 3 voice paraphonic synth!!!!!!!! WHAAAATTT!

You might be able to tell but I am very happy about this little box. when it is ready it will be available at: with his other superb inventions. Definitely go check it out."


Novation Circuit Controlling APR 2600 and SH-101 with CV.OCD

DSP Synthesizers Nano Drum 4HP Series Eurorack Modules Starts with the R606

via DSP Synthesizers

"From the 1st of June all DSP Synthesizer Drum modules go 4HP.

The first in the Nano Drum series is the R606 vintage drums."

Modular + Flugelhorn No.1 - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on May 25, 2016 Colin Benders

"So this happened. Maarten convinced me to bring along the Flugelhorn and play along. I did not expect much of it but it worked out in the end. Also Playing Piano and Flugel at the same time is a hassle."


Modular + Cello No.2 - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on May 27, 2016 Colin Benders

"Modular and Cello end up going well together."


via this auction

Vermona DRM 1 Vintage Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Analog drum machine with TR style sequencer, made in Germany . It was released in 1987 by a German synthesizer company named Vermona. These days they are best known for their analog drum module the Vermona DRM-1 MK3."

Noise Reap Eurorack Skew LFO ~ Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Triangle and square wave low frequency oscillator. Skew control at noon gives symmetrical output shapes (triangle and square). Adjusting the skew control will gradually morph the triangle into a positive or negative ramp, and will vary the pulse width of the square. Frequency ranges from 0.007Hz (1.5 minute cycle) – 150Hz. A three position toggle switch changes between slow, medium, and fast frequency rates.


eurorack 4hp
12mA @ +12V
12mA @ -12V
+/-2.5 volt output waveforms
skiff friendly"

Noise Reap Swiss Army Mixer ~ Eurorack Module ~ Attenuator/Inverter/Diff amp

via this auction

"DC coupled Inputs 1-4 are summed and sent to the mix out. If a cable is plugged into outs 1-3, that respective channel will be pulled from the mix and become buffered attenuator.

There are three differential amplifiers outputs at the bottom of the module. A simple formula for the differential outputs is this: [diff output] = [ input 1 voltage ] + [ - input 2 voltage ]. Notice that the inputs are added together but the second input is also inverted. As an example, a 5 volt gate at both inputs 1 & 2 will equal 0 volts out of the diff output. Diff 3-4 works the same way, with input 4 being the inverted input. The diff outputs can also be used as simple inverters for channels 2 & 4.

The "diff-diff" is a differential amplifier for the two diff outputs (diff 1-2 is the inverted input to the diff-diff).


Euroroack 8hp
20mA @ +12V
20mA @ -12V
skiff friendly
List of basic functions:

voltage offseting
linear attenuators
differntial amplifier"

Noise Reap FLUX (random source) Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Flux is a glitchy/jerky low frequency* random CV source created with extreme low pass filtered analog white noise.

Two bipolar LEDs give some insight into what the module is doing at any given time. The bottom LED will turn blue when the CV is positive and red when negative. The top LED will match that color code but only comes on when the CV amplitude is 2 volts or greater.

The offset control is very sensitive and will give the random CV a positive or negative bias. It is possible to over offset the CV and have a tweaky +/- DC source.

There is a 1-3 minute "warm up" period before the circuit stabilizes and reaches equilibrium. Until then the random output will have a negative bias and white noise will not be heard and/or centered around ground.

*true random stuff doesn't actually have a frequency because it doesn't repeat


Eurorack 4hp
10mA @ +12V
10mA @ -12V
skiff friendly :)

Raw - amplified white noise output - usually normalized around +/-8 volts (may have a slight positive DC bias, not usually an issue at all for audio sorces, especially noise)
Ran (RANDOM) - subaudio control voltage out +/- 8ish

soundcloud demo"

Noise Reap Eurorack VCA Module

via this auction

"A rock solid VCA on the cheap.


eurorack 8hp
skiff friendly
DC coupled input
linear and exponential response
LED brightness correspondes to signal amplitude
reverse voltage protected"

Noise Reap Eurorack VCO Module

via this auction

"For the price, there's no beating this VCO. Great tracking over a minimum of 5 octaves, very low temperature related pitch drift, rugged build quality, a frequency range that goes from sub to super sonic, and most importantly, a phat analog sound. In addition to the standard features there is a folded or "freaked" triangle out.


Eurorack 8hp
33mA @ +12V
30mA @ -12V
module depth 38mm
Frequency knob sets pitch between 5Hz and 2kHz+

1V - per octave
CV (exponential control voltage) - CV knob controls the voltage amount from this input. Goes from completely off to more than double 1v/oct
RST (reset/hard sync) - sync oscillators together or get wacky with new sidebands/timbres
PW - changes the pulse width of the square wave"

Noise Reap Eurorack Votlage Sequencer Module

via this auction

Note this appears to be the first Noise Reap post on the site.


"9 step voltage sequencer with hold and reset functions. Patch-able gate outputs. Loops at 9 steps if no information is given to the RST or HLD inputs.


eurorack 22hp
skiff friendly
reverse voltage protected

CLK - clock input (for square wave LFO, dedicated clock module, etc)
HLD - a positive voltage here will cause the clock input to be ignored, therefore holding on the current step
RST - a positive voltage here will return the sequencer to step one ( clock will not start counting again until RST voltage is low again)
CV out - voltage output corresponding to knob position (+/- 2 volts, noon is 0 volts)
HLD@ - same as HLD (note: if a cable is patched form 5 to HLD@, the sequence will be 5 steps long and stop at step 5)
RST@ - same as RST (note: if a cable is patched from 5 to RST@, the sequence will be 4 steps long and loop)
outputs 2-9 - any given ouput will be high (+5 volts) for as long as the corresponding step is active."


Sismo DISCO from sismo on Vimeo.

"Sismo Disco is a sound machine building in a mirroring effect panel and combining a dancefloor elements: a drum percussive part and a sawtooth filtered oscillator.

Two kind of controls: drums percussive include a tap register sequencer. (check TAPBUM for reference)

And the synth part with cv sequencer (check QADROX)

Disco has two cv in. One for the oscillator and the other for vcf, this can be controlled by external device via cv in.


- 1 sawtooth oscillators (cv in)
- 8 step register sequencer
- 8 step sequencer
- Filter (cv in)
- Syncable by clock, lead the tempo
- 2 split outputs (synth, drums)"

Analog Four Late 70's Minimal Wave

Published on May 25, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"The vibe of the late 70's electronic music."

Logic Pro X RETRO SYNTH au Demo by REWO - some sound designed patches

Published on May 25, 2016 REWO_Channel

"Logic Pro X RETRO SYNTH au Demo by REWO - some sound designed patches by REWO. Just a quick overview what is possible with this softsynth."

Emulations based on Yamaha FM synthesis, analog & sync synthesis, and PPG wavetable synthesis.

18-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Part 18- Sequencer/Arpeggiator Part 2

Published on May 25, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the arpeggiator and sequencer found on the DSI / Tom Oberheim OB-6. It focuses on the sequencer."

All parts here.

Novation Celebrates 22 Year Anniversary of Original Bass Station with a Give Away Contest

via Novation:

"To celebrate the original Bass Station turning 22 years 8 months 17 days and 4 hours old*, we've decided to partner it up with its younger sibling and give them away together.

The original Bass Station is one of the most important releases in our history. It defined the start of what was to become an illustrious heritage of creating, what are now seen as, classic synths.

Fun, innovative, and no too derivative, Bass Station was just right. In the words of a well-known British Sound publication, "Bass Station wisely caters to the current need without being obsessive or anal about it" - nobody likes an anal synth.

Around 20 years after its release, the time came to have another go at creating a future classic, but staying true to the original idea. A fat, warm analogue slice of synth bread carefully buttered with a digital interface, Bass Station II is true analogue, but with near endless digital control and the ability to recall sounds remotely for the modern half-in-half-out-of-the-box producer. The one who still wants to use all of their synths at once in a Live session, but still turn the occasional knob. You know the type.

In the box, out the box, cardboard fish; this Bass Station combination is exactly what you need if you're looking to add fat and filthy analogue bass and 303-esque vibes but with unique, distinctly Novation characteristics.

Sign up for a chance to win. We just need to know who you are and grab an email address."

You can sign up here.

Buchla blue

Published on May 25, 2016 Cray

Everybody Hz - A Mournful modular melody.

Published on May 25, 2016 Barry Smethurst

"Sequenced with beatstep pro and within modular. As ever, No computer used for sequencing, midi etc. Beatstep pro, DSI Mopho, Eurorack, Volca Beats, Yamaha DX7, Hall Of Fame Reverb.

Orchestra / Piano Sample played through Disting Multifunction Eurorack module using WAV playback function."

The Double Andore MKII Tutorial

Published on May 24, 2016 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"This tutorial covers all the major aspects of the Double Andore MKII."

Korg 770 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with MIDI SN 770299

via this auction

Flame Echometer MIDI CV Gate Looper / Sequencer SN 12 / 2008

via this auction

"If you're not familiar, this is a beast of a piece of gear. 3 CV-out, 3 GATE-out, 3 GATE-in, MIDI in and out and a TON of awesome realtime performance oriented functions. This unit is in MINT condition. I am the second owner and upon receiving this unit I was able to track down an updated EPROM for the latest OS. The newest, most current OS in installed, but I'll include the original EPROM and instructions just in case the existing EPROM would ever go bad or anything (see picture)."

1981 Moog Source analog synthesizer with MIDI retrofi

via this auction

"Up for auction is a 1981 Moog Source monophonic 2 oscillator analog synth with Encore Electronics MIDI retrofit kit installed. Synth is in very good condition, especially considering that it's 35 years old. There is a crack in the right wood panel that has been repaired, everything else including the front panel and membrane switches looks good and functions as expected. interior of the Source is clean with no PCB damage. Never gigged with, in a smoke free studio environment for the past 20 years."

Just Friends SOUND/TRIGGER/Sift

Just Friends SOUND/TRIGGER/Sift from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.

Ginko Synthese SampleSlicer 12-Bit Eurorack Sampler Demo

Published on May 25, 2016 gstormelectro

"Video and Audio by G-Storm Electro c.2016

Demonstrating the Ginko Synthese SampleSlicer 12-Bit Eurorack Sampler. Yes 12-bit sampling, just like those old Akai S-900, S612 and MPC-60 samplers. I ordered it from Modular Addict and they shipped very quickly. This module required assembly and good soldering skills, and took me a couple of hours to build.

It uses an incoming clock to control sample recording and playback.

Recording: Control of sample length which controls how big or small the slices are. Input can be switched to audio or to record Control Voltages.

Playback: Realtime control of changes in sample length. Increasing length causes repeats, decreasing length chopped-off segments that run faster and can result in semi-granular type sounds. Also has realtime controls for pitch, start time, and length of the entire sample.

0:00 AUDIO sample of the DNA Symbiotic Waves Sequence.
1:00 CV sample of the DNA Symbiotic Waves Sequence.
1:34 AUDIO sample of DNA doing weird things
2:45 MIXING together the sample and modulating the original audio
3:57 AUDIO sample of acoustic guitar from iPod (signal boosted by mixer).

Great module for glitch. My iPod signal was pretty weak so it needed to be boosted by a mixer, it handled my other module signals like a champ. Also, maybe in future versions it could include reverse sampling."

Arturia Synclavier V patches from Analog Lab 2 vst demo by REWO

Published on May 25, 2016 REWO_Channel

"Collection of patches from Analog Lab 2 by the Synclavier V synthesizer."

Full of Wiard Sequence - eurorack modular synth

Published on May 25, 2016 DavidH

Malekko Wiard eurorack modules.

Waldorf PPG Wave 2.2V wavetable synthesizer vst plugin demo by REWO

Published on May 25, 2016 REWO_Channel

"Waldorf PPG Wave 2.2V wavetable synthesizer vst demo by REWO. I used a little amount of Chamber Reverb from the Valhalla Vintage Reverb plugin"

Drone - Moog "The Source" and Buchla Music Easel

Published on May 25, 2016 100 Things I Do

"The start of a new track i'm working on. The drone starts with the Moog source, the Aurturia Mini-V provides an occasional pulse. The Buchla joins around 52 seconds in. The sonic interplay in the mix between the Moog and the Buchla is quite hypnotic. Best played on headphones or loudspeakers."

Chronium Synthesizer and Sequencer, Demo for the iPad

Published on May 25, 2016 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: Chronium - MN Signal Processing

"Chronium is a sequencer/synthesizer app for creating, recording, and sharing complex melodies simply by a few finger touches.

The main user interface consists of a fingerboard and a control bar. Touch the fingerboard to start, stop, or modify a voice. The horizontal axis of the fingerboard corresponds to different frequencies, similar to a guitar fingerboard. The vertical axis corresponds to different sounds and rhythm patterns which you can configure. When a voice is playing, the corresponding rhythm pattern is shown as a loop around the touch position, along with the red play cursor. On 3D Touch devices (for example iPhone 6S), the pressure applied to the fingerboard affects the sound by changing filter parameters or modulation depths. On other devices, the same parameters are controlled by an estimate of the surface touched by your finger.

The rhythm patterns are produced by thresholding a weighted sum of binary signals. The weights and thresholds can be set using sliders in the pattern editing interface. 7 basic binary signals are available with periodicities ranging from whole notes to sixty-fourth notes. 5 thresholds are used to determine the timing of the notes, the octave, and whether the notes should be accented or not. The weights and thresholds can be set for 3 different locations along the vertical axis of the fingerboard. Patterns in intermediate locations are obtained by interpolating the weights and thresholds.

Up to 7 different sounds can be placed on the fingerboard and sounds in intermediate locations are obtained by morphing between the two nearest sounds. For this app, an advanced virtual analog sound synthesis engine was developed to enable morphing between classic analog and FM synth sounds.

On devices with an A7 processor or higher (iPhone 5S or higher, iPad Air or higher, iPod Touch 6th Gen or higher), you can record what you are playing as a video and share it on social media, via email, or to the device's camera roll.

What's New in Version 1.1
With version 1.1 you can share your Chronium performance as a video to social networks, by email, or to your camera roll."

Moog The Rogue + SQ1

Published on May 25, 2016

"a demo of the nice little synth Moog The Rogue sequenced by Korg SQ1"

Live Jam #35 - Ambient / Drone - Self playing patch on Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on May 24, 2016 TRM

"Unfortunately I forgot to write down a patch description for this one. I remember it was inspired by the self playing random tones caused by the MFB dual lfo stepped random out, voltage controlled by its own tri lfo. Then through the a156, tuning the Dixie II.

Stuff used:
Eurorack modular synthesizer with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb.

No post processing."

Zombie Nation - Left Rack (studio session)

Published on May 24, 2016 Zombie Nation official

"having fun with some classic gear from my studio. - unreleased

Ursa Major Space Station SST-282 / Delay
SND FB-14 Stereo / Filterbank
Vertigo VSC-2 / Quad Discrete VCA Compressor
Doepfer MS-404 / synth
Modulus Monowave / synth"

The Monowave was a Paul Maddox creation before Vaco Loco & Modal Electronics. It was a monophonic rack synthesizer featuring PPG waveforms (not full wavetables) and a Moog style filter. See this post (note there was an all digital Monowave II) followed by the Monowave label for more.

Yamaha CX5M demo 4 Operator FM synthesizer computer from 1984, feat. Sir Talkalot

Published on May 24, 2016 Arrayzable

"Yamaha CX5M music computer (short DEMO of the built in software)
Korg MS-20 mini
Korg Electribe EMX-1"

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