MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ryuichi Sakamoto with Moog Modular

I just ordered YMO's Solid State Survivor on vinyl and did a quick search on Ryuichi Sakamoto. I came across this image from this site in Spanish referencing his score for The Revenant. Anyway, I thought it was a cool pic worth sharing.

Update: for those not familiar with Yellow Magic Orchestra, I added two of their tracks below.

Roland MC 505 Repair and noodle!

Published on Jun 11, 2016 100 Things I Do

"I picked up this very broken MC 505 at the Melbourne Music Swap Shop this week. When I got it hardly any of the control surface worked. While the repair was on the most quite simple (just connect Point A back to Point B) tracking down a fault with the control scanner circuit was a little more tricky. The track was composed and played back on the MC 505 as a test."

'80s ditty with Matrix-12 and LinnDrum

Published on Jun 11, 2016 SynthMania

"'80s ditty with Matrix 12 and LinnDrum"

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Analog Synthesizer with MTG Turbo CPU SN 6167

via this auction

"The MTG Pro One Turbo replacement CPU Module is a drop-in replacement microcontroller for the Sequential Circuits Pro One's 8021 CPU (AKA P8021/8021H/P8021H).

Plug-n-Play! No soldering required!
Non-destructive FLAT pins. We don't use square pins that destroy the CPU socket.
Supports the original functionality including the sequencer and arpeggiator.
Each sequence can be up to 256 steps (compared to total of 40 steps on the original).
Sequences are retained in memory even after power-down. The CPU module does not use a battery.
Power-on settable parameters for clock start mode, arpeggio up/down end notes, arpeggio down mode and arpeggio gate time.
Sequence Tie mode allows for a variety of note lengths.
Sequence End mode lets you chain the two sequences.
Non-destructive FLAT pins. We don't use square pins that destroy the CPU socket."

Vintage Moog Source Analog Synthesizer Mint Condition SN 1635

via this auction

"bought it in the US a couple of years after it´s release around 1984 or 19585"

The Dr. exists.

The SynthSummitShow Episode 10: Glen Darcey Arturia

Published on May 28, 2016 Flux302 of

"This is the full spliced together episode!
The SynthSummitShow is a live web show dedicated to synthesizers and the audio geeks that make it all happen. find out more at

Hosted by Flux of - Flux is a sound designer, Music technologist, consultant, and music producer.

Guest hosts today include : Corry of - Corry is a hip hop producer and music tech blogger
Bryce aka Upright - Bryce is a hip hop producer, modular synth enthusiast and blogger.

Our Guest: Glen Darcey is VP of Product Management at Arturia. his career spans 4 decades in the music industry. Responsible for iconic products like the MPK and APC-40 controllers as well as the MiniBrute, beatstep series and much more."

An Untitled Exploration...

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"... just trying stuff out."

Debora Jo's First Eurorack Experience

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This was Debora's first go on my little Eurorack system. She actually created the sequence herself on the Intellijel Metropolis (which was sequencing the Mutable Instruments Braids) and the Beatstep Pro (which was sequencing the Intellijel Dixie II+.)"

Serge Installation at American Steel Studios in Oakland, CA

via Doug Lynner

"I was commissioned to program a 2 panel/TKB Serge for a Binaural Beat art installation at American Steel Studios in Oakland, CA this morning. The chamber pictured here is the entrance to artist Leo Madrid's studio. The Serge is in the background. It is a great large gallery space so go and enjoy the great art and a little bit of Serge."

Update: the installation will be up through next Sunday.

Modular Synthesizer Meeting - Happy Knobbing 2016

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Moogulator

"Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting

Music: Moogulator (.com)"

Pedal Steel Through Eurorack

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Oren Levy

"Still in the early stages of learning to play the pedal steel. I ran it through the Doepfer A-119, into Rings and Clouds and the Rings output went into Clouds too. Clouds is in Oliverb mode with the Parasites firmware."


Published on Jun 11, 2016 John L Rice

Equipment used:
Synth Tech E950, E355
Doepfer A-143-1
Mutable Instruments - Rings
Steady State Fate - S.P.O.
Happy Nerding - HM VCO x 2, FM AID
Circuit Abbey - Unify + Input Expander
TC Electronic - Alter Ego v2, Trinity v2
Mackie - 402-VLZ3
Canon - C100 Mk1, 85mm f/1.8 USM
Atomos - Ninja Blade
Sony - Vegas Pro 13


via this auction

E-mu SP-1200 Sampler / Drum Machine SN 099302252

via this auction

"An undisputed classic of beat production, the SP-1200 rivals the MPC60 as the defining instrument of Hip Hop production. So remarkably in demand, even after becoming technologically outclassed by other sampling instruments with more memory and features, they were in production and/or reissued until E-mu ran out of SSM2044 filter chips in 1998. This one is serial number 099302252, and was manufactured near the end of production, as indicated by the black chassis. This sampling powerhouse is in great shape, loads samples, and sounds fantastic. Ships in a hard shell case, and includes a copy of the manual."

Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2 Vintage Drum Machine SN M-12356

via this auction

"Along with the Acetone Rhythm Ace, the Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2 help put the drum machine on the map as an revolutionary instrument, with a great debt to Sly Stone. This drum machine is in incredible shape for its age, with the only odd repair of the handle (as seen in the pics). Functionally, this funk box is cracking and loud, sounds fantastic, and will chug along for years to come. Includes original cover, and the footswitch and power cable are in great repair."

Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer

via this auction

"This synth is a relic of a particularly strange and bygone era, the introduction of virtual analogue synthesizers in the late 1990s. The JP-8000 is a strong sonic contender, and while it has more than enough supersaw power for another Trance Tribute to Depeche Mode, it also can be treated as a deep tool for serious sound designers. This used synth has just been updated with a replacement battery, and all the key contacts have been cleaned. It plays and sounds great. It is missing one slider cap and has had a knob replaced, but will ship in a gig bag."

Storm 3003 & ReD - We Are Nerd People [Elektron, Novation, Bastl & Akai Live Jam]

Published on Jun 11, 2016

"Live performance by Simone Ciacci a.k.a. 'Storm 3003' and Gabriele Marini a.k.a. 'ReD'
Select HD for a better experience!

Equipment for this video:

Simone Ciacci a.k.a. "Storm 3003":
- Elektron Analog Rytm
- Elektron Analog Four
- Novation MiniNova
- Bastl MicroGranny V.2.1

Gabriele Marini a.k.a. "ReD":
- Elektron Analog Keys
- Akai Miniak"

Martin Stürtzer - Alpha Shape (ambient dub techno ep)

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Martin Stürtzer

"First track of my new 'Quadrashape' EP.

All sounds: Reaktor 6, Elektron Analog Rytm."


Published on Jun 11, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Multi triggered sequences over various drones and tinkles.
Mixed Buchla and Eurorack patch."

TTH - more tests

Published on Jun 11, 2016 gugabox

Fifteen minutes of CS80...!

Published on Jun 11, 2016 noddyspuncture

"Just messing on my CS80. Some noises and a tune. It's quite an instrument and there is really no substitute. I did notice, however that one voice card on channel 1 does need a slight tuning-in. Maybe time for the lid up soon and some maintenance... :)"

Yamaha CS80 - and a section from ELP's Pirates...!

Published on Jun 11, 2016

"I thought it might be interesting to dial in a 'Pirates' patch and see what it sounded like on my CS80...!"

Kickstarter Campaign to Republish Daphne Oram's "An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics"

You'll find the Kickstarter campaign here.

"A pioneer and little-known visionary whose work has been a major influence on the development of British experimental electronic music.

By republishing her seminal book "An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics" we want to write Daphne Oram back into music history; sharing her vision with new generations of musicians, composers, musicologists and contemporary music lovers.

We want to establish Daphne Oram as one of the UK’s leading modern composers, but we can't make this happen without your support.

Daphne Oram (1925-2003) was ahead of her time. She was a remarkable and inspirational woman who should be recognised and remembered as one of Britain’s leading cultural and historically significant figures.

She was the first Director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which she co-founded in 1958, after years of persuasion and perseverance. She predicted that computers and electronics would revolutionise music decades before they became popular, and invented a new form of sound synthesis – Oramics – which was a significant step towards this revolution.

She was truly passionate and dedicated to her work. She composed a number of radical pieces such as Still Point. She lectured on electronic music throughout her career and, in 1972, she wrote her seminal book, “An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics”, which was a pioneering explanation of electronics in relation to music and sound.

When Daphne Oram first wrote and published the book, electronic music was still in its infancy. The book’s depth and its exploration was unprecedented, and her ideas and theories radical. Now that electronic music is an established and popular field, it is important that the book is redistributed to allow more people to learn and benefit from reading it.

In 2017 it will be 45 years since Daphne Oram’s book was first published. There are only a handful of copies available to access, and we want to share her story far and wide with future composers, producers and fans..."

The DRUM8 and MONODRUM - New 4HP Drum Modules from DSP Synthesizers

"The DRUM8 4HP Module is an 8-voice polyphonic drum sample module with 8 drum sounds.

Sounds include Kick, Snare, Hihat, Tom, Clap, Cowbell, Clave and Cabasa.

Featuring 8 positive edge trig inputs it also has a global analog accent CV input with a range of +6dB to +48dB, a global Tune knob and CV for a sample rate modulation of 15% to 400% rate and a mono audio output.

It’s a great drumset in just 4HP but add the MONODRUM module below and it makes an even greater kit in only 8HP."

"The MONODRUM 4HP Module is a drum sample module with a single drum sound.
It’s purpose is to add hithat, crash or ride samples to any analog drum modules that normaly does not include these sampled sounds.

It also pairs well with our other 4HP drum modules that does not include these longer sampled sounds.

Featuring a positive edge trig input it also has an analog accent CV input with a range of +6dB to +48dB, a Tune knob and CV for a sample rate modulation of 15% to 400% rate and a mono audio output.

It is delivered with a ride sample but can of course host other samples."

Moog Mother-32, DSI Pro 2, Supernova II - sequence jam

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Seen From Space

"Making big use of performance controls on the Pro 2, in particular the Latch on slider 1. This control 'freezes' the delay, and all controls affect multiple parameters. Not just simultaneously, but AT THE SAME TIME as well!"

Modular Box 22 system + Strymon & Red Panda pedals

Published on Jun 11, 2016 alternatingbitmusic

"Red Panda Particle simply for delay, and unseen is the Strymon BlueSky for some reverb."

Krell Patch For Synthesised Flute and Brass

Published on Jun 11, 2016 ikjoyce

"A suite based on this patch is here:"

Vintage Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


Published on Jun 11, 2016 Tosh Ara

"Solid State Survivor版。AメロはARP ODYSSEYで実際に演奏を収録しています。初めてモーションキャプチャーを使いま­した。 (^ ^)"


"Solid State Survivor version .A Mello has recorded actually played in the ARP ODYSSEY. For the first time I used the motion capture. (^ ^)"

Nope - a short melodic eurorack synthesizer patch

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Luke Killen

"A short video of a melodic patch that I made today."

Novation Circuit featuring OP-1 and Electribe in Hot Food - an improv jam

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Terrible Beat

"I put these devices on a table, plugged them in and proceeded to poke them in hope for some kind of musical response.

The Circuit was in sync with the Electribe (which was providing the drums). The OP-1 was used for sampling and noodling. The Circuit does all the bass, most melodies and even some beats.

They are all great devices. I rank them in the following order:

1. Teenage Engineering OP-1: An amazing fully featured music machine. So much fun.

2. Novation Circuit: So easy to get great ideas out of a few minutes of poking about. The visualisation of the sequencer and the automatible parameters make it a powerful inexpensive device.

3. Korg Electribe synth version: 16 channels to work with, lots of nice oscillators, and FX. Sequencer can be a bit too menu heavy when you want to get detailed. A jack of most trade, but I feel it's a master of none. I enjoy it, but the 2 devices mentioned above are far more fun to use.

Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe 👍🏼"

Live Ambient Jam, Korg Volca Keys, Roland JD-Xi, Minimoog Voyager, EMS VCS3 | Land & Baumgartl

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"This is the first ambient synthesizer live jam of Bernd-Michael Land and Ralph Baumgartl. Our first step on a musical journey mixing new synths with vintage gear.

Gear used: Roland JD-Xi, Korg Volca Keys, Minimoog, Minimoog Voyager, EMS VCS 3, Haken Continuum, DotCom Modular Synthesizer, Arturia MiniBrute, Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330"

The Sound Of Neurons

Published on Jun 10, 2016 sawsquaresine's channel

"Introducing Neuronoiz - where biochemistry, audio signal processing and art intersect! The bursting and spiking of brain cells is mathematically simulated, implemented as a sound synthesis algorithm, and then the synthesizer used to play all the parts in a short piece of music.
Download, and more information here:"

"Another fascinating method of sound synthesis is the 'sonification' of any natural process that displays periodicity. There are plenty of physical, chemical, biological etc processes like this - examples include coupled chemical reactions, geothermal eruptions, earthquakes, cyclical populations of predator and prey animals, and firing nerve cells.

Typically these processes are described by a differential equation or system of differential equations which are difficult, if not impossible, to find exact solutions to. For the purpose of 'listening to the processes' however, approximate solutions involving numerical methods are sufficient.

The 'sound of a firing nerve cell' is a concept which captured my imagination immediately, so that's what I've explored here. The result - NeuronoiZ"

Patch n Tweak

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