MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Quad Buddha Machine LFO Mod by A.S.M.O.

Published on May 27, 2016 A.S.M.O.

"4 Buddha Machines 1,2,3 & 5 with LFO pitch modulation and loop trigger. Speed, wave shape and depth controls.
Individual 1/4 inch audio outs and mix out."

OP-1 Loopsession 05-26-16 (Nicotine)

Published on May 27, 2016 Jeremy Leaird-Koch

"A loop-making session on the OP-1. Resulting loops were brought into Ableton and made into a finished track. 2 hours condensed to about 12 minutes. Includes helpful subtitles!

Skip to 12:44 to hear the finished track, or check it out on Soundcloud :"

SYNTH FEST 2: Snapchat Story Day 1 (air travel, fruit, live music and bitRanger) #TTNM

Published on May 27, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's my Snapchat Story of day one at Noise Kitchen Synth Fest 2016. Watch me get up early, fly to Vienna, eat, drink and encounter the Bastl Instruments bitRanger!"

SYNTH FEST 2: bitRanger Presentation #TTNM

Published on May 27, 2016

"People were excited about the presentation of the Bastl Instruments bitRanger, followed by an awesome performance by Peter Edwards of Casper electronics at NOISE KITCHEN SYNTH FEST 2016 in Brno. Here's a quick capture of the beginning of the show. Jump to 3:10 for the start of the performance."

Yamaha FS1R Rack Mount Format Shaping FM Synthesize

via this auction

Moog Rogue Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 4911

Published on May 27, 2016 Noetic Corporation

via this auction

The Haken Continuum Keyboard Extension

Published on May 27, 2016 Peter Pringle

"This is the introduction of my keyboard extension for the Haken Continuum. It is entirely mechanical and has no electronic or electrical components whatsoever. It sits over the fingerpad of the Continuum but does not touch it or interfere with it in any way, except when pressure is applied to a key and a small, precisely placed, drop-shaped 'pearl' pushes into the neoprene surface. Since the fingerpad is pressure sensitive on the Z axis, the keyboard is also.

The keyboard extension in the video has a total of 47 keys, but I am now building a full sized, 93 key extension that will cover the entire Continuum fingerpad. I guess I should add that I am in no way connected to the manufacturers of the Continuum. I am strictly a fan of the instrument, looking for creative ways to expand its usefulness and versatility.

For more information visit"

Arabesque Ribbon Vocoder'

Published on May 27, 2016 Ebotronix

four channel Analoge Shift Register by Doepfer R 2m,
Toppobrillo Quantimator, A156, A152, Math², QMMG, A 134²²
VCO's 4x Anti, 4x Unkle, 4x Freqbox
Bass by R2m René to Taurus 2 RS 100², TWF², Optomix
Roland SVC 350 Vocoder, SM 58

Arabesque Ribbon Vocoder²

AHNE SYNTHFEST 2016 Berklee - Bill T Miller Orgy Of Noise Concert Set

Published on May 27, 2016 Bill T Miller

"- = Bill T MILLER of ORGY OF NOISE Live in Concert at AHNE Synthfest at Berklee on May 15, 2016. BTM MOOGY SYNTH RIG = Mother-32 & Werkstatt & Taurus II & Model 15 & Arturia BeatStep & custom BTM controllers.

Directed & Edited by Bill T Miller
Cameras: Ben Parsons & Bridget Toner & Sheri Hausey & BTM
Assistant Editor: Ziggy Cat

+ Thanx to Eric Crawley (AHNE) & Michael Bierylo (Berklee)

see more BTM adventures
@ Analogue Heaven North East Synthfest


Easel Ambient Palette Patch Four

Published on May 27, 2016 Todd Barton

"OK, not quite "ambient" but it is in the same conceptual/technique vein as my other three tutorials. Enjoy!"

All parts here.

LEPLOOP V2 Synthesizer, Sequencer, Drum Machine

via this auction

"Quote from the creators' website

'Small in nature but aggressive in sound, the user will be able to create a variety of analog timbres and beats.'

'Leploop was designed to be a minimalist electronic music live-performance groove-box, which can be used to create a variety of musical styles.'

So there you have it! The creators' mission statement and vision! This is a machine that is handmade in Italy per request. They are rare!

The LEPLOOP V2 details:

2 vco's
dedicated kick-drum generator with resonance, distortion and accent controls
white noise generator
24db/octave lpf-vcf
2 vca's
2 attack-release eg's
16 step analog sequencer
4 track, 32 step digital sequencer
4 channel mixer

Along with more little awesome quirks packed into a small compact box!

For more details please visit the manufacturers' website...

When we received the LEPLOOP it came with an after market euro power supply with a north american adaper. It didn't power up! So we implemented an aftermarket one [spare alesis one!] Its a lower VAC then what is required but works fine and has been tested for hours! It will be included along with a printed manual from the creators' site.

LELOOP is tested and works very well and has been tested with a eurorack setup aswell. Must be noted that LELOOP is unique and slightly unpredictable in its nature which adds to the fun and mystery of playing with it! Can you tame the little beast?!"

Hardware - played live

Published on May 27, 2016 Kaiboard

"This piece was played live and produced using hardware devices only. A lot of analog gear was used to produce the driving sequences. Equipment used: Doepfer A-100 and Dark Time, DSI Pro 2, Roland JD-800, D-50, PC-180A and Bass Pedals, Korg Triton LE 88."

CLARA VENICE ☆ HIGH BY THE BEACH ☆ LANA DEL REY COVER (Feat. Moog Theremini + Omnichord)

Published on May 27, 2016 Clara Venice


Summer's (finally) here in Toronto, and to celebrate I've interpreted one of favourite Lana Del Rey songs which I heard calling for the waves of the theremin.

I performed, produced, recorded and edited this video in my Studio Kawaii using voice, Moog Theremini, Suzuki Omnichord, Native Instruments Maschine, and Ableton Live.

I really hope you like this video, and please subscribe for more!




Download my “Electric Dream" EP on iTunes:"

Electribe, Blofeld, Mopho, MB33, TX81z: Newbeat "Afraid of the dark"

Published on May 27, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"Live electronic music performance with the title 'Afraid of the Dark'. The style is oriented to Newbeat, the electronic dance music from Belgium of the late 1980s.

Instruments used:
- Korg Electribe Sampler 2(drums and vocal samples; sequences the other gear)
- Waldorf Blofeld (arpeggio)
- Yamaha TX81z (track one: bass, track two: percussive FM sound)
- MAM MB33 retro (303 line)
- DSI Mopho (lead hook)
- Waldorf Microwave (not in picture; choral sound playing same notes as Mopho)

External effects/processing: Lexicon MX200, TC Electronic M350, TC Electronic M One XL, DBX 166XL."

Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted (Acid Hardware Remake)

Published on May 27, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"A stripped down version of Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted.
Gear used:
Main bassline - TT303
Drums - Roland AIRA TR8
Additional bass - Roland AIRA TB3
Warm bass - Korg Minilogue

All recorded live on ZOOM H4n. No computer.
Video recorded on GoPro Hero 4"

Random Clocks In Eurorack

Published on May 27, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In the latest episode of Pulse Tips, we take our Irregular Clocks in Eurorack example from last week, and push it further out of time with random clocks, pulses and bursts as well as stepped voltages."

A Disting of Magic by The Art of Sound

A new track via MATRIXSYNTH supporter, The Art of Sound.


The Expert Sleepers Disting Mk3 is one of the most useful and powerful 'Swiss Army Knife’ eurorack modules I have ever come across.. with so many capabilities within a 4hp module and more to come with every firmware update it seems!

Here is a live performance of a melodic ambient soundtrack created entirely 'out of the box'…utilizing 12 (Yes, I know… Blame Ben (Divkid!!) Disting Mk3s to self generate almost all the creative ‘magic’


7 Distings in Bank 1C Mode 4b (Shift Register Quantized CVs mode) performing the melodic Lead & Harmony parts

1 Disting in Bank 1A Mode 4b (Clockable LFO mode) for modulating Wavetables in Braids WMAP mode

2 Distings in Bank 1C Mode 4d (Shift Register Dual Random Triggers) for random rhythmic filter & volume patterns

1 Disting in Bank 1A Mode 3d (Clockable Delay/Echo Mode)

1 Disting in Bank 1B Mode 3d (State Variable Filter)

3 MI Braids for monophonic sounds (Sequenced by Distings)

Boomstar Quadnic for polyphonic ‘Strings’ (Sequenced by Distings)

Make Noise Pressure Points for CV Offsets to Quadnic


// from Nick de Friez on Vimeo.

Synths: Novation Circuit running into Space Echo RE-150 & Strymon Big Sky

Drums: Elektron AnalogRytm and Octatrack

Ethereal Flow - OP1 & Circuit

Published on May 27, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"An ambient jam, using OP-1 and Circuit. Want something more dynamic?! Check this J.M. Jarre - The Heart of Noise REMIX I made:

Have a great weekend!

The Rise of the Synths (80s retro music documentary)

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter here.

"A documentary about the synthwave scene, 80s nostalgia, retromania & memories. Inspired in Carpenter, Moroder & Tangerine Dream legacy.

Feature documentary (90-120 min.) about the synthwave scene, 80s nostalgia, audiovisual collective memories and electronic music.

The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule, through an ever-shortening period of time. However, if that period of time is extended, to often several decades, we can witness a renovation, a new heightened recognition – the rebirth of the wave. Through today’s global reach, powered by the internet, cultural waves and fascinations can resurface and manifest themselves, with an even much bigger fan impact than the original source.

The film is a travel in time towards the roots of a worldwide grass-root music scene known as Synthwave, an irresistible blend of modern electronic composition with 80s pop culture’s nostalgia, that over the last two years has transformed from a whisper on selected internet hubs, to an ever-growing scene, expanding rapidly as we speak. Accounting millions of plays on social media, devoted fans are legion, but nobody in the mass media knows about them.

Thousands of synthwave composers around the world are living out double-lives. Away from their normal everyday life they spend another half-life behind a faceless musical avatar, creating and uploading their own renditions of 80’s-styled film scores, sharing them with the world – surging the wave. They belong to an endless army of watchers for the master’s legacy: the sound that Edgar Froese, Giorgio Moroder and John Carpenter created in the late 70s.

A time travel into the universe of creating sounds. A love letter to human fascination and the collective memories of an universe that never existed."

Additional details at Kickstarter.

The rise of the synths (Sizzle reel) from Ivan Castell on Vimeo.

The Rise of the Synths on the radio show "Synthaves"

Published on May 10, 2016 The Rise of the Synths

"Our director talks about the project on the radio show "Synthaves" hosted by Noah Kaufmann on "KFAI" Radio. CROWDFUNDING NOW RUNNING ON KICKSTARTER:

The Rise of the Synths is a documentary about the Synthwave scene, nostalgia and the universe of creating sounds.

'The old soundtrack of a new generation'

The film is a time travel towards the roots of a worldwide grass-root music scene known as Synthwave, an irresistible blending of modern electronic composition with 80s pop culture’s nostalgia, that over the last two years has transformed from a whisper on selected internet hubs, to a ever-growing scene expanding rapidly as we speak. Accounting millions of plays on social media, devoted fans are legion, but nobody in the mass media knows about them.

A time travel into the universe of creating sounds. A love letter to human fascination and the collective memories of an universe that never existed.

Featuring: Electric Youth, College, Miami Nights 1984, Com Truise, Nightcrawler, Dynatron, Dance with the Dead, Maethelvin, Stellar Dreams, Vincenzo Salvia, Jordan F, Futurecop!, The Midnight, Power Glove, 80s Stallone, Betamaxx, Kristine, Darkest, Lazerhawk, Mitch Murder, Carpenter Bru, Timecop 1983, OGRE, Waveshaper, MPM Soundtracks.

A documentary about the universe of sounds created by: Giorgio Moroder, John Carpenter, Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Tangerine Dream, Brad Fiedel, Stu Phillips, Vangelis, Harold Faltermeyer and Jan Hammer (to name a few). "

Let's Play with DM2 - Drum Machine

Published on May 27, 2016 Tim Webb

iTunes: DM2 - Audionomy

"DM1 has been one of the most popular drum apps since 2011, and now we've got a sequel that differs greatly from the original! This one is synthesis-based instead of relying on samples! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

New Audiothingies Micromonsta Desktop Synth

Audiothingies Micromonsta Demo 1

Published on May 27, 2016 audiothingies

"The micromonsta is an 8-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer.

The examples in the video are straight from the output of the synthesizer. No external post processing"

Update: Details in via

"The Micromonsta is an 8-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer.

Built on top of our acclaimed P6 synthesizer [demo video here] from which it shares the same user interface, it adds the following features:

2 more voices, that’s 8 instead of 6!
Wavetable support
15 custom made, multi-sampled factory wavetables, featuring both evolving sweeps and totally random wavetables
1 bank of 15 user wavetables, free for your own use (we’re currently designing a small software to help you download wavetables to the Micromonsta)
Unison mode available in polyphonic mode
New detuning options (per voice and per oscillator)
The arp pattern editor has been extended with new options
Envelopes parameters and LFOs speed available as destination in the matrix
And a very nice custom-made UV-printed enclosure
It’s even smaller than the P6, more power in less desktop space while still retaining the usability.

And of course, it gets the great features inherited from the P6 synthesizer:

2 oscillators, 1 sub oscillator, 1 multimode filter, 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 6 modulation slots, 3 scalers, 1 lag operator per voice
12 oscillator types (+ the new wavetables of course)
8 filter types
A chorder module allowing the generation of 4-note chords within a key/scale
A powerful arpeggiator with step pattern editor
Internal FX
384 preset slots"

Rebel Technology - 'Phoreo' sequence.

Published on May 27, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Testing the Phoreo on a straight 16ths sequence. The Phoreo is randomly adding the ratchets and clock division changes to the sequence via LFOs on the CV inputs."

I believe this is the first post to feature the Phoreo. Some details via Rebel Technology:

Φορέω is a triple function processor for triggers, gates and clocks. It simultaneously performs pulse width modulation, multiplication and repetition, with individual input, output and CV for each function.

Pulse width modulation, as a ratio of the input signal rate, is adjustable from 0 to 100 percent.
Multiplication also operates on the input signal rate, multiplying it by a factor from 1 to 16.
Repetition generates a burst of triggers, at the rate of the multiplier, with repetitions adjustable from 1 to 16.
Each function has two knobs for manual and CV level, and three jacks for trigger input, CV input and trigger output.

Pulse width modulation carries through to the outputs of the two other functions, and the three trigger inputs are normalled from top to bottom.

When multiply and repeat are combined, Φορέω makes an excellent burst generator, perfect for rolls, flams and fills. The repeater gives precise control over burst length, while the multiplier easily moves from quarter notes, to thirds, to eights, to everything in between and lots more beyond. Go on, give us a snare rush!

Φορέω is also extremely versatile with many utility functions, such as master clock doubling, clock modulation, and for triggering and clocking fast sequences. It even works as a square wave overtone generator with PWM, tracking audio input signals up to 20kHz.

Φορέω perfectly complements Στοιχεῖα, Λόγοι, Κλάσματα and Χρόνος, completing our Euclidean series of trigger processors.

Waldorf Microwave XTK Customised Gold/Amber VFD Displa

via this auction

"Waldorf Microwave XTK Customised VFD Display. Gold / Amber characters on black background. NO soldering or modifications are required to install this display. Its a straight swap for the standard lcd, plug N play. Ive configured this VFD specifically to mate with an orange XT / XTK. You will have a choice of 2 colours, a light gold tone or deep amber, both look great. Overall, it's a stunning, unique vfd display. Nothing more to say really. See pics."

Waldorf Micro Q Rack Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

SN 2 110050 001082

Royal-Service - Synthesizer

Published on May 27, 2016 Роял-сервис

"Были использованы след. модели синтезаторов:
Novation Mininova, Korg Microkorg XL+, Casio CTK-7200.
Звук записан при помощи Zoom H5."

"The tracks were used. models of synthesizers:
Novation Mininova, Korg Microkorg XL +, Casio CTK-7200.
Sound is recorded with Zoom H5."

Ambient Jam - Microwave XT, Modular, TR-8

Published on May 27, 2016 Simon Stokes

"Had a jam today and was enjoying it so much that I decided to record a wee video - done on the first take with notes sequenced inside Live but all sounds coming from these lovely boxes.."

Modular + Cello No.2 - Eurorack Jamsession

Published on May 27, 2016 Colin Benders

"Modular and Cello end up going well together."

Follow-up to Modular + Flugelhorn No.1 - Eurorack Jamsession

GeoSynths Ep6 - Digitech iStomp on Synthesizers

Published on May 27, 2016 GEOSynths


It's a blank Canvas, where you load in the effect you want. Isn't a bad little thing and if you can pick up cheap, then great. At first they charged for each effect, but they're now all (mostly) free. Works with IOS 9"

iTunes: DigiTech Stomp Shop - Harman Professional, Inc.

iStomp pedals on eBay

Prophet 600 Gligli TD Patches Demo HD

Published on May 27, 2016 jonathan bruno

"Some custom patches (Inspired by Tangerine Dream) on my newly acquired Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with Gligli processor upgrade. Among the many improvements there are 2 that stand out. Much improved envelopes and the ability to overdrive the oscillators through the filter. Resulting in a very prophet 5 like sound"


Published on May 27, 2016 Arthur Joly

Cat Naps

Published on May 27, 2016 anthony burchell

"Her name is Haruko"

Test Autoria Beatstep vs Sequential Pro one vs Roland Aplha Juno

Published on May 26, 2016 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

"Testing the Auturia Beatstep controlling via CV a Pro-one and Simultaneously via midi a Roland Alpha Juno controlled by a Beringer B-Controller"

Yes there are some typos in this one; that should be Arturia and Alpha, not Autoria and Aplha. I usually keep titles as is so I can search on them later if needed.

Dato DUO Synthesizer for Two Launches on Kickstarter

A desktop synth with two two front panel interfaces. One dedicated to the sequencer and one to the synthesizer. Dato just started a Kickstarter campaign to fund it here. An early bird DUO runs $301 or €269.

"Dato DUO synthesizer for two launches on Kickstarter

A synthesizer and a sequencer in one package – for two players. Starts at €269.

Today, Dutch synthesizer startup Dato launches their Kickstarter campaign for the Dato DUO. Designed to be played by two, the DUO combines a synthesizer and sequencer into one electronic instrument that is aimed at children and adults alike.

"We believe synthesizers are too much fun to be left to grown-ups alone", says Dato co-founder David Menting. Musicians and non-musicians of all ages were involved in the design process, resulting in a unique and robust instrument. Co-founder Toon Welling: "We put all the things we liked most about other synths into one instrument".

The wedge-shaped electronic instrument houses a synthesizer on one side and a sequencer on the other. The eight-step circular sequencer has a pentatonic keyboard to play melodies into it, with further buttons and knobs to change those melodies on the fly. David: "We chose to limit the keyboard to five notes per octave so that any melody you play will sound in harmony.”

The other side of the instrument controls the synthesizer. Two large sliders control the two digital oscillators and the filter-cutoff frequency, with basic envelope controls to shape the sound. Effects and percussion can be added using two touch pads, making for a robust and versatile instrument even beginners can use. Toon: “You can’t do anything wrong on the DUO!"

The Kickstarter campaign runs from 27 May until 26 June. The first 100 early-bird backers can pre-order the synth for €269 (approx. $300), with regular Dato DUOs going for €299. Additional rewards include a limited all-black edition and a Kickstarter-only poster that can be folded into a paper Dato DUO model named the “Dato Acapella”.

About Dato
Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Dato creates musical instruments for future generations. Starting from the belief that making music is fun and should be so from the first time you try it, a Dato instrument is always out of the ordinary, yet easy to use.

While the DUO is Dato's first product, founders Toon and David have a few years of experience under their belt in the Dutch design landscape. Toon was recently selected by the Dutch Association of Designers (BNO) to participate in their Driving Dutch Design program for talented young Dutch designers. And David has run a successful consultancy bureau for interactive product design for the past six years."


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