MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction 3 - Batumi and Clouds

Part 3 added to the set here.

Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction Videos

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Modular Landing


Exploring Modular Synths Episode 0 - Beginner's Mind - Introduction and First Patch

"This video is for beginners interested in exploring modular synthesis. It explains what a modular synth is, different types of modules, and how to create a first patch. I try to go step by step and use Pressure Points and Brains as a sequencer to run the Dixie ii+ oscillator, Peaks for envelopes, and the Echophon delay."

Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction Video 1
"This video series is an introduction to modular synthesizers, with each video exploring a few modules and showing how to create an easy patch. This first video features the Make Noise Rene, the Intellijel Dixie ii+, the Xaoc Batumi and the Harvestman Polivoks filter. This is on an introductory level so we're just scratching the surface of these wonderful modules!"

Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction Video 2
"The second video in a series exploring modular synthesis a few modules at a time by showing easy patches step-by-step. This patch explores using Make Noise Maths to control a Make Noise Rene sequencer, going to a Wiard Anti-oscillator, further modulated by a Make Noise Pressure Points, and finally into the Mutable Instruments Clouds for some granular effects."

Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction 3 - Batumi and Clouds
"A patch exploring just two modules -- the Xaoc Batumi and Mutable Instruments Clouds. The Batumi is used both as a sound source and to modulate itself and Clouds. Only these two modules are used (the Azimuth is just trimming the output to the monitors to control levels and could be removed from the patch)."

Exploring Modular Synths - Introduction to Patching No. 4
"This is a quick run through of a more complex patch on the modular synthesizer."

Exploring Modular Synths - Patch 5 - Getting Your Synth to Play Along using the 4ms SMR
"This video explores using the 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator as an evelope/trigger generator based on incoming signal, to turn your modular synth into an accompanyist that can play along with any kind of music. In this case music is played from a Radio Music module. The end result was kind of like a drunk tuba player and a drunk jazz drummer playing along with the music -- more tweaking could no doubt create a better effect!"

Exploring Modular Synths - 6 - Fuller patch with three sequencers and Pressure Points for Chords
"First I explain the patch, which is using Pressure Points for chords, and three sequencers (two Mother 32's and the Rene), plus Dixie ii+, Wiard Anti-oscillators and Braids for sound sources, and Peaks for a bass drum. Then I play the patch a bit."

Exploring Modular Synths 7
"This video explores a patch centered around the 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator. Explanation is given and then the patch is played."

Exploring Modular Synths 8 - Using the Echophon as an Oscillator
"Almost anything in your modular synth, it seems, can be used as an oscillator or sound source. In this very simple video, the Echophon is used as an oscillator by capturing some inputted audio with the freeze button. It is sped up to audio rate, and then CV comes in via the pitch input to play that frozen audio."

Modular Expedition 22 - Improvised Modular Synthesizer Music
"Live performance on a modular synthesizer. An explanation of the patch is given in the video 'Exploring Modular Synths 9'."

Exploring Modular Synths 9 - Explanation of Patch and Performance of Modular Expeditions 22
"This video explains a somewhat involved patch used in the piece "Modular Expeditions 22" which is available as a separate video without explanation and with better audio quality. If you haven't seen that, you can go watch that first. In this video, after the explanation of the patch, the piece is played through as a shorter version than the other video. This piece is built around a sequence in the Rene that goes out to the Dixie, the Intellijel Shapeshifter, and Braids. Drums from the Ladik Twin Drums module and hi-hats from noise from a Mother 32 accompany. The piece begins and ends with pads from Pressure Points into two Wiard Anti-oscillators and into a 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator complement the piece, played into Clouds. Echophon is used for some DJ-like wiggling effects at times."

Modular Expedition 23 - Random Orchestral Movements in the Dark
"Live performance on a modular synthesizer. The explanation for this patch can be found in the video 'Exploring Modular Synths 10.' The patch is meant to resemble an experimental sympohony orchestra and is built around a Korg SQ-1 sequencer, Intellijel Shapeshifter and Mutable Instruments Clouds. Thanks for watching!"

Exploring Modular Synths 10 - Clouds and Shapeshifter for Random Orchestral Movements in the Dark
"This patch uses the Korg SQ-1 sequencer, the Intellijel Shapeshifter and Clouds to create the effect of a symphony orchestra playing an experimental piece of music. The Batumi and Dixie ii+ are used for low-frequency oscillation for modulation. A fuller performance of the patch is available as 'Modular Expedition 23.'"

Exploring Modular Synths 11 - Self-patching a Dixie oscillator
"This video tutorial for beginners starts with an exploration of what happens when you start to patch an oscillator back into itself, using the Dixie ii+ as an example. The self-patched Dixie is then sequenced with a Make Noise Rene and Pressure Points going into an Echophon and Mutable Instruments Clouds. Thanks for watching!"

Exploring Modular Synths 12 - Strymon Big Sky
"This video explores a basic patch with the Shapeshifter sequenced by the Rene to show off the Strymon Big Sky and what it can add to a modular synth"

Exploring Modular Synths 13
"A video showing a patch of a groovy synth bass line featuring the Strymon Big Sky reverb pedal."


Published on Jul 1, 2016 Fernando Lima


VBrazil Systems eurorack modular system.

Rhythm and Phase by Fred Becker Featuring the DK Synergy & Yamaha RX11

"No video, just sound, coming from a DK Synergy 30 years ago..."

Recorded August-September 1985
released June 21, 2016

Cover image by geralt

Yamaha RX11 for drums


Published on Jul 1, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander , QPLFO, RCD²
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R 2m², A133², A134²², A 141, A143-2,9
A151²², A 156², A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine , Q Slider²
foh choices
Grendel Formant Filter²
Make Noise Brains PP², Maths², Moddemix²², Optomix,
QMMG, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²², MP201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian),Sportmodulator, TWF²
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400
mackie the mixer²
vid #1558

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Analogue Synthesizer SN 9321

via eBay Spain

"For your consideration a Sequential Circuits Pro-One, in very good condition, 2 hands only. It's the Membrane Keyboard version, not the J-Wire, but it works fine, as I have replaced and lubricated all 37 Pratt & Read Bushings. I have cleaned contacts from the membrane and playability is quite good now, the membrane is in very good condition because this synthesizer hasn't been played that much, it has low 'Flight Hours'. No scratchy or noise potentiometres, all goes smooth as silk. Serial Number 9321. Works at 240V, but you can switch it to 120V easily."

Roland Juno 106 Vintage Analogue Polyphonic Synthesizer 1984

via this auction

"Arguably one of the greatest synths ever made, the Roland Juno-106 is a powerful analogue synthesizer with 6 DCOs (digitally controlled oscillators), and a 61-note, 5-octave keyboard. In 1984, when it was introduced, it had the most complete MIDI implementation of any synthesizer on the market. All of its front panel faders also send MIDI sys-ex data which can be sequenced.

One of the best things the Juno-106 has going for it is its front panel. One of the last synthesizers of it's generation to have sliders or knobs on its front panel, it is one of the simplest and intuitive synths to program. This makes it a great choice for both first time and experienced synth programmers alike."

Roland Jupiter-6 Analog Synthesizer w/ Europa

via this auction

Update: this appears to be the one in the videos posted here by gstormelectro.

"This Jupiter-6 w/ the Europa upgrade is a spectacular synthesizer.
Europa v.1 adds modern functionality to this vintage synthesizer w/ additional arpeggio modes, Continuous controllers, systemic operational improvements and more.
Good condition, some scratches consistent with its age, see photos.
Around 2006 I had all NEW sliders and pots professionally installed by Audio Electronics in Dallas.
Fully Functional. There are 3 buttons in the bend section that could probably use a cleaning, but they work fine so I never bothered.
The white tape are labels I use to get around Europa's functions. This is 3M acid free archival mounting tape, it is very easy to remove and should not degrade the synth in any way."

Maxi-Korg Univox K3 Vintage Synth Rare

via this auction

Intellijel Metropolis meets Octave the Cat SRM & Roland SH-101

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Zaphyd

"two metropolis sequencers runding random notes while being transposed by a doepfer vcdlfo."

Make Noise 0-Coast Hidden LFOs

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In this week's Pulse Tips, we are exploring one of the hidden functions of the new Eurorack compatible Make Noise 0-Coast tabletop synth, the alternate MIDI B CV and Gate output LFOs."


Published on Jul 1, 2016 Sean Pendleton

"Playing with my all DIY modular synth."

Korg PS3100 #3

Published on Jul 1, 2016 noddyspuncture

"Some more Korg PS3100..."

Tiergrinder - Ensoniq EPS (demo track)

Published on Jul 1, 2016 tiergrinder

"Here is a quick demo track that I did with my latest purchase, the Ensoniq EPS sampler keyboard.

I've wanted to get my hands on Ensoniq gear for quite some time now and ESQ-1 has been on my wish list for a long time. While looking for an ESQ-1 I came across with this lovely EPS and I just had to have it. Sampler from 1989 isn't practical in any way by todays standards, but there is something special in these old samplers.

I got the EPS mainly so I can sampl mono anolog and VST synths and drum samples to it, and play those sounds back out through its filters and D/A converters. I've had the EPS just couple days with me, but even after such an short period I have to say, I love the sound, filters and modulation possibilities this baby gives.

Thanks for watching!

Demo tracks chord progression and bass line is based on Mitch Murders track Heading South. Rest of the parts I just improvised on top of the bassline and chords."

Introducing 2hp - A New Eurorack Modular Maker Focusing on Small Format Modules

What is 2hp?

2hp is the smallest width that a Eurorack module can be.

We make designs without compromise. Being mindful of both space and quality.

Whether you're looking to put together a live performance rig or fill gaps in your case, 2hp offers an unparalleled performance to size ratio.

Small Format. Big Sound.

You'll find the line-up of their first modules on their site, and captured below for the archives.

Novation Circuit - Amigo's

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Krog360

"The Novation Circuit and Akai kit working together in a slower tempo tune. Two riffs I had on both machines that kinda' went together. Theres a distinct analog/digital split between the two parts generated by the Circuit and Akai's. I think it just about works ;-)"

Celebrating DiN's 50th - Prolonged Analog Electronics

This one in via supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds.

Full details:


Prolonged analog electronics

UK-based DiN has a long-standing musical history going back to 1999 and Igloo Magazine recently had the privilege to organize a Sonic Exposure profile for the influential ambient imprint founded by Ian Boddy [pictured]. DiN celebrates their 50th CD release (limited to 1,000 copies) with their 5th in the iNDEX compilation series iNDEX05. Learn more about the label, its history and how it all unfolded.

As an added bonus, Igloo is giving away 10 digital copies to the first 10 individuals who email us here. Simply let us know what you’ve enjoyed most about DiN over the years.

[image: Ian Boddy]

Brighton Modular Meet is This Sunday July 3 at The University of Sussex

Just one last reminder. If you are in the area, do not miss this event.

You'll find the latest details at

John Biddulph - Live Sax and Modular at Cymru Beats 16

Published on Jul 1, 2016 sonicstate

"John Biddulph live at Cymru Beats 2016 - performance with live sax and modular."

Let's Play with iDensity

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Tim Webb

iTunes: iDensity - apeSoft

"iDensity has been out on the AppStore for almost 5 years, but it has grown a lot since my original video for it. I thought this granular synth deserved a second look in this Let's Play! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a new monthly Patreon campaign:

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

Malekko AD LFO noodles

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Barry Dnthyme

"malekko heavy industry AD/LFO triggered by doepfer 156 quantizer being fed by tiptop Z8000 sequencer. clocking is via 4ms QCD. VCA is malekko VCA, sound source is Modcan FMVDO

gate is being divided to slower speeds via Doepfer 160, to trigger other AD sections of the AD/LFO which modulate parameters of the FMVDO. pretty simple patch. just grooving with the ADLFO and getting to know it. FM oscillators love modulators."

(The Ghosts of) Things to Come

Published on Jul 1, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Modular ambient using a 12U eurorack modular, Monome Grid 128 (with White Whale and Earth Sea).

The main melody is the Mutable Instrument Rings played through the new Bit Crusher algorithm introduced in Expert Sleepers Disting V3.5, the bass is the Make Noise STO through a Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter."

Mopho Gooey! 2.0 Synth Control Plug-in for Reaper

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Mister 1-2-3-4

"This Mr. Fingers-inspired track was created to test out working with Mopho Gooey! version 2.0, the latest version of the plug-in I programmed for Reaper which allows remote editing and automation of the Mopho desktop synthesizer module from Dave Smith Instruments.

All sounds were created with the Mopho synth and hardware effects pedals. The video shows the Program settings for every voice, as well as notes on the additional effects used.

You can download Mopho Gooey! 2.0 for free here:

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Dave Smith Instruments. This was created purely for my own benefit, and has only been tested with my home system. I hope others will find it useful, but you use this plug-in at your own risk."

And additional details via the press release:

"Announcing Mopho Gooey! 2.0, a major revision of my Reaper control plugin for the Mopho desktop analog synthesizer module by Dave Smith Instruments. It provides a convenient graphical user interface (GUI) for programming the multitude of parameters hidden behind the synth’s minimal interface and opens up new automation and modulation possibilities. What’s new in this version:
- Added a Banks menu where you can store and load up to 384 Programs.
- Added a Global Parameters menu.
- Operation hints for each control are now displayed in the lower-left corner of the GUI.
- You can now type in a new Program Name, rather than having to scroll through each character individually.
- Fast-incrementing of knobs is now done by right-clicking-and-dragging, which makes one-handed operation easier. Shift-clicking a parameter now restores it to the value saved in the currently-loaded Program.
- Added the ability to change all the steps in a Sequencer Pattern at the same time.
- The interface is about 10% smaller.
- The coding is much more efficient. Even though I added data for 384 Programs, the plugin is still significantly smaller than the prior version.

Use this link to download Mopho Gooey! 2.0 for free:"

AtomoSynth Introduces New Mochika X3 Desktop Synthesizer

AtomoSynth MochikaX3 demo 1

Published on Jun 30, 2016 atomolab

"Hello world!! This is a jamming session ussing the new MochikaX3, a TR-606 as master clock , MC-202 controlled by the mochika internal sequencer and edirol midi controller for transposing the sequence notes in the mochikaX3.
thaks to Dante Droid Gonzales at 'El paraiso del Silicio' studios Lima Peru. Max Modular303 Salas. and Luis Torres 'soda' at CaptumPro edicion de video."

Update V1.5 of the Zaquencer MIDI Sequencer Firmware by ZAQ Audio Released

Zaquencer 1.5 Overview Published on Jul 1, 2016 ZAQ Audio

"In depth explanation and tutorial of the new features of the Zaquencer update 1.5:
- change of store/load menus
- load patterns without affecting the mixer
- preview parameters without changing them
- monitoring function for tapwrite mode
- remote controllability through Midi CCs
- routing the output of a track back to the midi input internally

Please also refer to the Zaquencer manual to reference the list of modes explained in this video."

Mode Machines ADX1 Demo 3

Published on Jul 1, 2016 acidjack303

You can find all parts and details on the new Mode Machines ADX1 here.

@spaceprodigy w/ Cowboy Cat on Rainbow-Puking Great White Shark in Space, and a Moog Sub 37

Thanks goes to @spaceprodigy, for giving me the opportunity to post a title like that. :)

"@moogmusicinc @Moogfest Happy Phatty Friday! Sub37 was my first synth! #moog #synth #sub37 #switchedonkids"

Best. T-Shirt. Ever.

Not a bad synth as well. ;)

More Mini Lego Synths

via @grobie

"Iconic synthesizers, reimagined in LEGO. They could become real sets with your free vote!"

Heading East

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Trübüla

"Last night before a long trip :)

Another All Coast Patch with the Moog Mother 32 & Make Noise System Cartesian.

The main line is the M32's sequencer the others by the magic Renè and the STO

Recorded live with a Zoom H4n

The liquid light video is under common license by"

YAMAHA FS1R w/ 1.20 OS

via this auction

"YAMAHA FS1R, OS 1.20, in excellent condition, fully working, with extra soundbanks, in MID format, on CD for a total of 1152 new sounds. Editor/librarian and original manuals included."

Arp Odyssey 2810 SN 0484

via this auction

"Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2810.This synth sounds great and was very well kept and serviced. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts (jwire system), new 4035 filter installed, tuned/calibrated. The keys are level and it's a pleasure to play with very stable oscillators. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey..."

PixiTracker - Demos by Portatronika

Published on Jun 30, 2016 Portatronika

iTunes: PixiTracker - Alexander Zolotov

Spotted this one on discchord.

The Hook Up: Introducing Hook

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Retronyms

"New App coming from Retronyms! Hook is available July 21st for iPhone and iPad

Featured in the demos:
"Bass Heavy Trap"

JME "Man Don't Care"
2015, Boy Better Know

D Double E "Street Fighter Riddim"
2010, Dirtee Stank Recordings

Hook is a new music performance, mashup, and DJ app for iPhone and iPad. Arrange and trigger loops on a grid and create dynamic, expressive transitions with the Flux Fader — a multitouch "smart crossfader" that allows you to expressively make transitions between any combination of tracks/cells on the fly. The Flux Fader includes a two-axis control with 9 riser synths, glitch and gate effects, tempo-synced filter sweeps, an EQ, beat drop, tape stop, and filter drop. Combining all these to make transitions is the heart of playing live with Hook. Hook includes a full editor complete with auto transient slicing and waveform editing. Tight integration with AudioCopy makes it easy to drop in your own loops and sounds from other apps.

Real creative power can be found in the integrated sampler — record from mic/line, other apps via inter-app audio, and grab hooks from iTunes and Spotify. Change tempo in real time, and keep all your hooks in sync. Hook is a killer mashup tool with a full mixer, tons of tracks, integrated FX bus, per-cell fx, transpose, time stretching, tuning, timing and trigger settings, and more. Imagine the clip launching capabilities of Ableton Live in a futuristic multitouch environment."

Tonestar 2600 - St. Neumann's Depth Charge

Published on Jul 1, 2016 StudioElectronics

"Round 3 for the Tonestar 2600 at Drew Neumann's Analog Sanctuary."

July Steps : KORG minilogue / BOSS RC-505

Published on Jul 1, 2016 karenevil

"Improvisation on the looper."

Roland JP8000

Published on Jul 1, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration of the Perform presets included with the JP8000.

The synth was recorded direct with no further processing except for normalisation."

SonicProjects OP-X Pro II - Filter Test

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"In this video, I demonstrate the Filter of the OP-X Pro II Synthesizer Plugin by SonicProjects. I want to show you how interesting this emulation of several Oberheim Synthesizer (OB-X J up to Matrix-12) and also of the Jupiter-8 sounds."

New Korg Gadgets

Published on Jul 1, 2016 pantsofdeath

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

See this post for the official video from KORG.

Tite groove on the new box

Published on Jul 1, 2016 david wright

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