MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beast Frenzy (Akai Timbre Wolf & Tom Cat, Moog & Boss Pedals)

Published on Jun 29, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
This is a good example of what the Timbre Wolf can sound like with some good processing. Synth 1 & 2, the call & respond bass lines, are going out of the main out, utilizing the built in distortion, or "Howl". Synth 3 is going thru the Boss DD-6 delay pedal. Synth part 4 is going thru the Moog Freqbox, then the Moog Drive. The Tom Cat uses it's own distortion for this track. All tracks were recorded into Logic and then processed with a bit of compression, eq and some verb send. Let me know what you think and what I should run it thru next!"

Threeler VCF eurorack filter by Ian Fritz and Synthcube

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Flux302 of

" for more info"

amnésie - rehearsal

Published on Jun 29, 2016 ikkini

MFB, Dark Energy & A4

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Dylan Nau

"MFB Schlagzwerg on loan from a buddy. MFB - drums, Dark Energy does the bass line, percussion on the A4 as well as routing the 2 other machines."


Published on Jun 29, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"electronic instrumental music, New age style , Everton arrangements. synthesizers used .. Yamaha Cs-50 Roland Sh-5 , Roland juno-106 Drum Machine Korg 55B ..."

ROLAND D-50 Linear Synthesizer in Excellent Condition

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 283218 with Original Box

via this auction

"Near mint condition, hardly used

Fully serviced and calibrated and working perfectly

There are few left in this condition as it's virtually new."

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples

Published on Jun 29, 2016 RolandChannel

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A01 Massive Pad
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A02 Masaki Brass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A03 Pomona Lead
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A04 Square Rip
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A05 Rounder Bass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A06 Pillbox Bass
Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Ver.1.50 Preset Sound Examples: A07 Anthem Lead

Seekbeats Overview

Published on Jun 29, 2016 pantsofdeath

iTunes: SeekBeats Drum Machine Synthesizer - Rodrigo Yanez

MFB TANZMAUS // First Session // Tweaking the KICK

Published on Jun 29, 2016 LESINDES

"FIRST SESSION tweaking the KICK. by its 8 parameters. This is only a short trip to give you an idea of the versatality. A thorough and detailled one-by-one-examination of MFB TANZMAUS' analog instruments (KICK, SNARE, RIMSHOT; CLAPS, TOMS will follow soon."

No Coast Synth Drone Sludge Static ORGY OF NOISE via Bill T Miller on Make Noise Music 0-Coast Synth

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Bill T Miller "* BILL T MILLER of ORGY OF NOISE lost in a Drone Coast Static Sludgy Snap Crackle Pop SubSonic Gravel Morse Coded Robot Sensor Pile of Mutant NOISE. Created on a Make Noise Music 0-Coast Synth with custom BTM eurorack controllers. Vid was shot to iPhone 4s with 8mm Super 8 app. All sounds are 100% pure 0-Coast… live direct, no fx, real time improv exploration experiments delving in deep into another zone of NO COAST SYNTHESIS. * more: Co-anti-Produced by BTM & Ziggy Cat at Headroom Studios in Boston. * "I Luv my 0-COAST synth... the range of pure rich clean tones to full on chaos glitch noise travels beyond any coasts and into another world. Big THANX to Tony Rolando and all of the Make Noise Music crew." - BTM + WARNING: THIS is NOISE and there will be even more extreme noise (and some pretty-ish synth compositions) in future BTM - Orgy Of Noise recordings made with NO COAST. ------ SO, IF you are NOT into NOISE and want to hear the pure sweet clean bell tones drenched in reverb playing a repeating 1234 happy ditty sequence, just pass this up. THIS is NOT for YOU. If you don't get it, please do me a favor and don't give me an anon dis-like or some mean comment. i dig pretty synth tracks as well, but wanted to dig into a bit of noise with 0-Coast and have some FUN. HA.HA.HA. * THANX to all who SHARE & LIKE & COMMENT, I really do appreciate YOU. - Bill T Miller"

Novation BassStation 2 Through Various Effects

Two new videos have been added to this post.

Cuckoo + Alida = LIVE (The one you know) - Analog Rytm Keys Continuum

Published on Jun 29, 2016 cuckoomusic "Today I met up with Alida for a collaboration in my studio! And we made this song together, and performed it in the end of the day. What a great day! Alida is an amazing song writer, with a fantastic voice. Working with her was incredible. We were working side by side, almost on our own, but constantly paying attention to oneanother. In the end we made this song. More music from Alida: More about Alida: More about Cuckoo:"

SynthPatcher T-shirts

Uploaded on Jun 22, 2016 SynthPatcher

"SynthPatcher present this range of officially authorised, top quality, ‘Fair Wear’ synth T-shirts that are available for immediate purchase from the recently launched and world’s first dedicated synth T-shirt shop.

Using the very latest in print technology for stunning, full-colour, long-lasting prints that do not crack or peel off, the ink is actually pushed into the the fabric of some of the very best quality T-shirts available on the market today. These T-shirts are produced according to the Fair Wear guidelines and have a full 12 month guarantee as long as the washing instructions are followed.

All the designs are from the synth manufacturers and associated artists including,, Birdkids, 4MS, Vermona, Erica Synths, Paper Noise, Hexinverter, Rebel Technology, DivKid, Modular Podcast and more may be found at

Calling all synth designers/manufacturers: SynthPatcher would love to help you get your own design on a top quality T-shirt. The process is quick and easy, there is zero set-up cost and you get paid a commission on every T-shirt sold. Get in touch for details."

Synth Loop #1: Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4

Published on Jun 29, 2016 JediSid

"A quick synth loop featuring the DSI Mopho X4 with the TC Electronic Flashback and the Boss RC-5"

Improvisation LXVII: DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Sacred Synthesis

"This piece belongs to a previous batch of improvisations. I stumbled across it the other day and thought it might be worth posting after all. Every single note in this music is Evolver, and it shows how well two PEKs work together. The instrument has such a vast sonic range that there need not be any redundancy.

The piece offers a few aural glimpses at the Poly Evolver's digital aliasing. Personally, I try to avoid it as best I can, but most of the Evolver's digital wave shapes are either lightly or heavily coated with it. Nevertheless, once in a while it has a very pretty - if strange - effect on a musical moment, like a soft mysterious hush in the background.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Reverb from Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to CD


Novation BassStation 2 Through Effects Pedals

Published on Jun 29, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"No further processing used except for normalisation."

Boss XT-2 Xtortion & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)
MXR Distortion+ & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)
EHX Deluxe Memory Man (Vintage blue face) & Synthesiser (Novation Bass Station 2)

Aphex Twin at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show

Uploaded on Jun 28, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Summer NAMM, Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) had a booth, to introduce his new album and to display his rare Cheetah MS800 synthesizer.

We talked with Hannah from Warp Records, who gave us a quick booth tour."

You can find details on the release and the Cheetah MS800 previously posted here, and coverage on Synthtopia here.

VCOADSR Live Techno at Cymru Beats 2016

Published on Jun 29, 2016 sonicstate

"VCOADSR performed a live set at the Cymru Beats 2016 show - using only modular gear. We filmed the whole thing"

VCOADSR - Interview at Cymru Beats 2016

Published on Jun 29, 2016 sonicstate

"We caught up with Phil (aka VCOADSR) just before he performed his set at Cymru Beats 2016 in Cardiff. He's ditched the Cirklon and approaches it differently now.."

Tiptop Audio RS909 - TR-909 Rim Shot Eurorack Module Nearing Completion

via @AnalogueZone

"@tiptopaudio TR-series is getting close to completion!"

"The Tiptop Audio - RS909 is the TR-909 Rimshot analog generator in a Eurorack format; adding yet another low-cost analog drum generator from a legendary drum machine to your modular synthesizer, and expanding your Tiptop Audio modular drum machine even further.

We use an exact reproduction of the original analog circuit for the RS909. Its sound is generated by a clever set of three T-bridge oscillators, each producing a damped sine wave at a different frequency. The mix of those oscillators goes through a VCA whose gain is controlled by an envelope generator providing the well known attack feel of the sound.

In the RS909 we bring out to the front panel frequency control knobs for the the two internal oscillators, OSC1 and OSC2, for adjustment of their pitch, further extending the sounds this circuit is capable of and allowing fine adjustment to the classic sound.

The RS909 includes a high-powered output gain stage capable of producing hot signals. On the inputs, we have designed a pulse-shaper circuit so you can trigger the RS909 with trigger/gate signals from step sequencers, clock dividers, or any other pulse/clock sources. This eliminates the need to shape pulses sent to the module and ensures the same stable sound at peak power, regardless of your pulse source. Based on the architecture of the 909, the Accent input is versatile and able to take in both CV and Gate signals for continuously changing dynamics. All of these unique features make integrating this legendary sound generator into your modular synth easy, unleashing the power of real analog drums."

See the NAMM 2016 videos here and here.

Buttery Goodness - Moog Sub37 & Waldorf Streichfett Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Mike Pensini

"There's nothing quite like the buttery goodness of analog Moog with lashings of Waldorf Streichfett underneath..."

Audio Damage ADM18 Shapes Overview...

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Audio Damage, Inc.

"A quick run-through of the various tables and algorithms in Shapes. Visit for more info."

Second Day Tests: Make Noise 0-Coast (in 4 Parts)

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Second Day Tests: Make Noise 0-Coast (in 4 Parts). Sorry the video quality is so crappy in the first 3 parts, the camera was at a weird angle and I had to zoom in with the editing software. Anyway, video notes below...

PART 1: Self Oscillation - Raw and Experimental (with delay added half-way through using the Strymon El Capistan)

PART 2: Duophonically Sequenced with the Korg SQ-1

PART 3: Arpeggiated via MIDI with the KMI QuNexus

PART 4: With Eurorack - Sequencing via Intellijel Metropolis, Processing via Mutable Instruments Clouds"

WMD - Aperture *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Jun 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's the first patch with the WMD Aperture filter which is STUNNING! I'm so impressed with it. I used it in a delay feedback right after this for a patch example for 'Modular Podcast' too so watch out for that one."

Tom Richard's Mini-Oramics Machine Based on Daphne Orams

Mini-Oramics Medley from Tom Richards on Vimeo.

"Early experiments with Mini-Oramics from composers Ain Bailey, James Bulley and Jo Thomas"

The video above should give you an idea of what it does. In short it reads what is drawn on the transparent sheet and generates audio through hardware. You can see an image of the hardware further below. The implementation reminds me of the ANS.

I spotted this one on the BBC website which has the following to say:

"An electronic sequencer and synthesizer has been built based on designs produced over 40 years ago by electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram.

Daphne Oram who died in 2003, co-founded the BBC Radiophonic workshop and developed a system of creating sounds and compositions using drawings.

The 'Mini Oramics' machine is thought to have remained unfinished in Daphne Oram's own lifetime, but experts argue that its approach to composition and performance would have been influential.

Tom Richards, the researcher who finally constructed the Mini Oramics, told The World At One it helped answer the question "what if this had come to pass in 1973?"

There has been quite a bit posted on Daphne Oram and Oramics here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years, so click through either link to dig deeper. Now would also be a good time to post a reminder on the Kickstarter Campaign to Republish Daphne Oram's "An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics".

The following images are from John Lely's website, posted on April 8, 2016.

"First full day working with Tom Richards’ Mini-Oramics machine, a device for drawing sound, based on the work of Daphne Oram. Here is a link to Tom’s videos of construction and early trials."

Note the hardware synth engine that is driven by the optical reader.

New Erica Synths Pico VCO Eurorack Module

Erica Synths Pico VCO demo

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Erica Synths

"Erica Pico VCO is deep sounding VCO with 32 selected waves – classical, fattened with sub-oscillator, FM synth and others."

via Erica Synths

"Erica Pico VCO is great, deep sounding VCO with 32 selected waves – classical, fattened with sub-oscillator, FM synth and others.

Typically you need several rather expensive modules to generate similar sounds. Extra feature – flip a switch, and you have a versatile LFO!


2 banks, each contains 16 waves
VCO/LFO mode
Voltage controlled wavesurfing
Wave morphing in LFO setting
With Pico Series we challenged ourselves – can we make ANY superior functionality synth module 3HP wide and affordable? Yes, we can.

Price: 100EUR
+ 21% VAT for individual customers in EU without EU VAT registration number + shipping


Erica synths Black Polivoks eurorack VCF

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Andy Pidcock

"Demo of the Erica synths Black Polivoks eurorack filter.

Other Gear:
Erica sythns varishape VCO 1
Erica sythns pico VCA
Make noise Maths
Q-bit RT-60
Intellijel umidi 1u
Intellijel case.
novation circuit

Recorded on korg d1200"

The Teenage Engineering Quartet, Featuring OP-1, PO-12, PO-14, and PO-20

Published on Feb 4, 2016 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"Just a little jam session with the hard-hitters from Teenage Engineering. The OP-1 does effects, the PO-14 handles the bass line, the PO-12 supplies the sick beats, and the PO-20 brings the 8-bit melody."

Chimera bc8 Patchable Synthesizer

via this auction

"bC8 contains a stereo headphone amplifier connected to a 24bit / 48KHz digital to analog converter (same unit as used in the bC16). A powerful DSP generates a VCO and LFO (similar to the bC16), also the DSP performs VCF and VCA functions as well controlling the patching of functions to each other and running a simple but powerful ‘ one button’ pattern sequencer. bC8 is controlled by eight rotary knobs and one push-button. Four LED’s indicate battery status, LFO and EG level and other mode elements. bC8 pattern sequencer records the timing/duration of the button presses and all the knob settings for each action, these can be altered live for acid loops etc…

Packed into the bC8's tiny round body is a hand-assembled gold plated circuit board, eight high-quality potentiometers, a stereo jack socket, push-button, no less than four LED's, battery holder (3xAAA cells) with a robust stainless steel base.

Sophisticated digitally based oscillators are housed on the DSP as well as an innovative recording system and internal control voltage patching. Choose between single-shot and repetitive envelope generator modes; use the separate ATTACK and RELEASE knobs to create long and soulful drones; select the recording system to record and playback complex patterns of control knob movement, speed up or slow down the pattern playback to add extra glide detail or confusion, override any of the controls during playback to adapt, complicate or simplify your composition.

Roland System-100M Analog Modular Synth

via this auction

SYSTEM -100M 191-J WITH 181 KEYBOARD, 112 VCO, 121 VCF, 130 VCA, 140 ENV GENERATOR + LFO , 150 RING MOD + LFO + S&H

140 SN 981557
130 SN 951120
121 SN 981212
112 SN 981317

Roland Jupiter-8 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 315900 with Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Korg DSM-1 Digital Sampling Synthesizer Module SN 000779

via this auction

"A wonderful early digital synthesizer. With eight notes of polyphony, two oscillators per voice, a noise source, two multi-stage envelopes, a resonant filter and auto-bend, the DSS-1 has much in common with Korg's previous flagship DW-8000. But it went much further, boasting twin digital delays, oscillator sync, an improved unison mode, a lush analog VCF switchable between 12 and 24dB, and more. Whereas the DW-8000 got its raw material from 16 stored digital waves, the DSS1's oscillators take their source from sampling, additive synthesis, or even hand-drawn waveforms!

It actually had a warm sound and was great for creating pads and textures, as well as deep basses and drones. The synthesis method is based on altering various waveform samples via 2 data sliders. It can sample and then treat the samples as its waveforms - that includes all filtering and envelopes.

The DSM-1 (1987) was the expanded rackmount version."

Oberheim Matrix-6R

via this auction

"Good working condition. Recent service. Initialized and patches reloaded. Fair cosmetic condition. Solid, but has rack wear and signs of use."

Mode Machines ADX1 Demo 2

Published on Jun 29, 2016 acidjack303

You can fine part 1 with details on the new ADX1 here.

Korg MS-20m / KR-55 and Roland RS-09 demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this demo I am using a Korg KR-55 for drums which is also sending a sync pulse to a Korg SQ-1. The SQ-1 is then sending a pulse to trigger the sequencer in the Roland SH-101 (which is doing the bass line) and an additional pulse to the trigger in on the MS-20m. A Roland RS-09 is being played manually and the audio from the synth is sent through the filters of the MS-20m. There is a bit of delay effect on the MS-2m/RS-09 (the Boss DM-2w analog delay). All instruments were mixed on a Roland M-16E mixer and recorded with a Roland Super UA audio interface."

Modular Expeditions by Modular Landing

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Modular Landing

"Live performance on a modular synthesizer."

Euclidean Rhythms with Ornament & Crime

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"We examine Euclidean Rhythms with Ornament & Crime, an open source, DIY Eurorack module featuring a vector based chord sequencing to quantizing to quadrature LFOs and more."

1979 Crumar Performer Free Ableton Live Pack

Published on Jun 29, 2016 AfroDJMac USA

"Here's a free Ableton Live Pack made with a 1979 Crumar Performer. Thanks to Andrew Gomez of NRVS LVRS for supplying the samples!

Free Download:

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music!"

Serge modular & TR808

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Chris David

"Building some techno grooves on the Serge modular and Roland TR808"

TB-303/monotron DELAY/Eventide SPACE

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Masaki Takada

"I tried to test shots because you purchased the HD PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.8 Macro Limited yesterday.

deltAdata : Cloud Temple ( nanokontrol keytar, samplr, isupr8, sunrizer, 760d, ipad )

Published on Jun 29, 2016 deltAdata

"Korg nanokontrol as keytar, Canon eos 760d + efs 17-55 f2.8 1080, samplr, sunrizer, ipad mini, isupr8 filter 2 (8mm android video effect), bose soundlink mini 1, audiobus, audioshare, shareit (video file transfert between android and ios), sony xperia z3 compact and timelapse sony app (time lapse videos with glitch at the end...), made on ipad mini 1 with imovie.

Filmed by 'JLpictsArt's'"

Axel Rigaud aka Le Tarsier GoPro Analog Improvisation

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Axel Rigaud

"Get my EP on

Live with an Elektron Analog Keys, an Octatrack, a Moog Minitaur and a flute.

Combining analog synths, live winds instruments, sansula and areal delay, Axel Rigaud (a.k.a. Le Tarsier) constructs overwhelming soundscapes in real time, plunging his audiences into a hybrid musical universe where electronic and acoustic mediums mesh as one.

Exploring the very limits of what a single musician can do alone, his aim is make each performance an opportunity for risk by never relying on pre-recorded audio. This approach allows every performance to vary noticeably from one venue to the next. Thus, his audiences become bathed in a swirl of electro-acoustic sounds which is always original and unique. On one night, his flute, immersed in reverb worthy of a cathedral, may float aloof above analog pads, all corroded by saturation. Meanwhile, arpeggiators create an addictive flow, and sub frequencies pound a a regular and all-encompassing pulse.

In may 2015, Axel realised his first EP which bears his stage name: "Le Tarsier". Written between December 2014 and March 2015, the five tracks demonstrate his ability to create a brand of electronica which is both exciting and organic. The careful recording process brought the clarity and quantisation of machines, together with the timbres and airy quality of his wind instruments. One red line brings all of the tracks together: the sound of the bustling crowd of the Parisian train station Gare de l'Est, where he spent many hours during the the period surrounding the construction of the EP."

Korg gadget live track 10 'Official stick'

Published on Jun 29, 2016 Hank Astral

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer: Using Repeats

Published on Jun 29, 2016 KOMA Elektronik

"A detailed look into the Repeat functions of the Komplex Sequencer: setting and turning off repeats per step, normal and ratcheting repeat mode and sequencing the number of repeats with external CV. We've created a dreamy cascading sequencing with an Arturia Microbrute through a Moog Analog delay pedal combined with additional sequence-on-sequence action with the Division, Repeat and Skip Step CV Inputs of the Komplex."

Live Jam #40 - Ambient / Drone / Electro - Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Jun 29, 2016 TRM

"Another Live jam with just my portable modular case. The jam became a little less compact than I wanted, but liked it enough to put it here. I made some patch descriptions, but I don't know where. Ill put them here if I find them.

Stuff used:
Eurorack modular system 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

Quad attenuator

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

MFB TANZMAUS // KORG VOLCA FM // Downbeat Session

Published on Jun 29, 2016 LESINDES

"My intention was to show the tweakability of TANZMAUS analogue sounds. But then I had VOLCA FM next to it and I was wonderung how they might sound together. This has become the DOWN BEAT SESSION now with MFB TANZMAUS, hybrid sibling of the fully analog TANZBÄR and TANZBÄR LITE & KORG VOLCA FM, which is practically a Yamaha DX-7 in Volca desktop format.

Additionally there were engaged DOEPFER WASP FILTER, stylishly wasp colored, and dubby MAKE NOISE ECHOPHON and aturally my fovorite filter module CWEJMAN QMMF-4."

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