MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

SYNTHBOY+ Special Edition From Ninstrument

Published on Jun 28, 2016

"SKIP TO 3:15 for audio demo only!"

via Ninstrument

The CLOCK OUT modification is the newest feature of the Synthboy+. This is included with our Special Edition model. The CLOCK OUT is a voltage out that can be used directly with most modular synthesizers. This clock out can be modified on the fly using the bottom two knobs on the front of the base station. This is used directly with LSDJ. Please watch the video for more details of use.

Our BIG BONUS is the included heavily modified Gameboy Color. Over the last few years I have grown to really appreciate the reliability and speed the Gameboy Color provides. I truly believe it is the best tool to use with LSDJ. The original Gameboy Color did need a couple of modifications in order to bring it into the Synthboy+ line. First we added a front light SP mod, which essentially takes the front light out of a Gameboy SP, cut it to size and fit it which allows a overall brighter screen for daily use.

The real challenge was to find a way to add the 9 pin din connector. We ended up custom molding a new bottom using Polyester resin. Between the nylon DB9 connector and polyester resin molding you can expect durable use over the years."

Moog Minitaur Toxic Edition Analog Explorations Bass Synthesizer Synth Rik Marston

Published on Jul 2, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Moog Minitaur Toxic Edition Analog Explorations
Bass Synthesizer Synth by Rik Marston
***Watch In HD*** 100% NO TALKING!
Please Watch Your VOLUME LEVELS!!!

I love the Moog Minitaur, it just sounds so clean & PHAT!!!
I am just tweaking late night & having fun
with the Filter, LFO, Glide & VCO 2!!!
This synthesizer is more than just a BASS synth!!
It is a great synth on it's own (Plus the editor is fun)
and you can come up with some great sounds.

I am using a Roland JP-8000 as a MIDI controller
for this synthesizer video demonstration.
This Minitaur has GREEN stencil & Moog Wood Ends.
Very collectable! It's in great shape!
Get one if you can!!

Recorded dry with no FX
on Ableton Live 7

Exploring Modular Synths - Patch 5 - Getting Your Synth to Play Along using the 4ms SMr

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Modular Landing

"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."

All parts here.

Playing With a Wavetable - Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Jul 2, 2016 100 Things I Do

"In my years of using synths I have never explored wavetables. There is a massive boom in new analog gear and analog synthesis at the moment.... I seem to have finally caught up to 1982 and joined the digital revolution! Although not directly created by Wolfgang Palm and the team at PPG the Blofeld continues along their and then Waldorf's legacy of Wavetable products."

Vermona Perfourmer MK 1

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Zaphyd

Q119 Ambient 3x8 sequence & self-playing patch

Published on Jul 2, 2016 SynthMania

"The gentler side of the modular"

Q119 Ambient self-playing patch

Published on Jul 2, 2016

"Slow electronic Ambient patch on the modular"

Vintage Moog Minimoog MODEL D SN 11343 with Big Briar MIDI

via this auction

"This is the cleanest minimoog I have ever seen inside and out. A little wear on the wood at the corner of the panels but everything else is just perfect. Recently had a complete servicing by boomer at future music in Los Angeles. It plays like a new synth. The keyboard action is even the potentiometers are all smooth and quiet and the filters are to die for. The moog big briar midi card is fantastic and extremely rare and offers seamless integration into your modern setup. Don't miss out on this gem."

Waldorf Microwave XT Polyphonic Rackmount Synthesizer SN 910727089

via this auction

Anne Boleyn Bass & Patch Tributes

Thought this was pretty cool/funny.

via @alarke_

"I love @moogmusicinc - their synth pad names are hilarious. Anne Boleyn Bass - preset E:91 🎹"

For those not familiar with Anne Boleyn, via Wikipedia: "Anne Boleyn (/ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/)[3][4] (c. 1501[1] – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII, and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.[5] Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation."

There was a TV series called The Tudors on King Henry VIII with Anne Boleyn played by Natalie Dormer, who also plays Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones.

The preset as you can see is on the Minimoog Voyager. Regarding creative preset names on Moog synths, they also did a tribute to a number of people in the synth community on the Little Phatty. MATRIXSYNTH ended up factory preset number 70. Click through to see the rest.

Love it when manufacturers do things like this.

MIDI CC1 - 0Coast-Xkeyair-VMeter

Published on Jul 2, 2016 António Machado

"Power of MIDI CC1?"

Serge STS Sequencer A Panel

via this auction

Glasgow Make Some Noise! Introduces The Pure Modular Concept Desktop Eurorack System

This in via GMSN!: "I'm writing from Glasgow Make Some Noise! a small company based in Glasgow UK. We have just released the pure modular - a sleek modular system with a focus on understanding sound synthesis. We've stripped back the bells and whistles so this is a great product for those looking to understand modular systems. The Pure Modular is available as a boxed unit or as separate modules. We hand make everything from the panels to the box in our Glasgow studio. (except the pcbs!)"

"The idea behind the GMSN! Pure Modular is to provide beginners with the fundamental building blocks of modular synthesis. There are loads of modules on the market today with a whole host of functionality packed into a very small space, which are really cool, however it makes it difficult to understand what is actually happening underneath. It’s easy to purchase a modular rig and end up twiddling knobs, but without a solid foundation it’s impossible to progress to deeper patch strategies. Each module in the range performs a simple function, either sound source, filter, volume shaper, etc. This makes it very easy to learn the principles of subtractive synthesis and also provides extremely powerful tools to explore non-traditional forms of music and sound design."

GMSN Pure Modular Product Demo 20160623 from GMSN! on Vimeo.

"If you're looking to get into Eurorack or want a deeper understanding of modular synthesis, the GMSN! Pure Modular has been hand built in our workshop in Royston, Glasgow just for you! Check out for more info."

Pure GMSN! Range from GMSN! on Vimeo.

"A very quick demo for the Pure GMSN! Range of Synth DIY Modules including the Pure VCO, Pure Sine VCF, Pure VCA and the Pure LFO."

Pure Modular vs Tempest Click Track from GMSN! on Vimeo.

"How to sync the Pure Modular with a drum machine or any other device without the need for MIDI or USB."

Dan Fogelberg Tullamore Dew on Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer & Guitar

Published on Sep 23, 2015 Dan Fogelberg - Topic

Liner notes for Tullamore Dew list Prophet-5 Synthesizer & Guitar for this track.

"Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

Tullamore Dew · Dan Fogelberg / Dan Fogelberg


℗ 1979 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Released on: 1984-02-16"

Dave Smith Instruments Synth Comparison Chart

Just spotted this on the DSI website and thought it was pretty cool. This will give you an idea of how each synth differs from each other as far as specs and feature set. The last row gives you their general assessment of what each synth is capable of. Click on the image to read or click here for the PDF.

Andy Dnet - Hardware Jam - Prophet 12 - Mopho - Evolver - Blofeld - Pulse 2

Published on Jun 26, 2016 Andy Dnetz

"This is how i Jam with my Hardware Stuff - Enjoy it !

Used Hardware:

DSI Prophet 12
DSI Evolver Keyboard
DSI Mopho Keyboard
Waldorf Blofeld Desktop
Waldorf Pulse 2

Ableton LIve
MOTU Midi Express 128 Midi Interface
Steinberg UR22 Audio Interface
Yamaha MG16/6 FX Analog Mixer


Canon EOS 70D
iPad Mini Retina
GoPro Hero2

Edited with:
Apple Final Cut PRO X on a Apple Macbook PRO 17" 2011

Enjoy it !"

Andy Dnet - Sunday Jam with the Prophet 12

Published on Jun 13, 2016 Andy Dnetz

"The First part is only the KORG KRONOS 2 - 88 Keys and the Strymon BigSky Reverb Stomper.

The Second Part is the Prophet 12"

"Breathe" - Live Synth Performance by Mike Pensini (Moog, ARP, Korg, Roland)

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Mike Pensini

"Here's an original piece performed and recorded live in one take.

Here's a gear breakdown for the fellow synth-heads:

Bass: Moog Sub 37
Drums: Roland TR-8
Polysynths: Oberheim Matrix 1000 & Waldorf Streichfett
Lead: ARP Odyssey"

VCF Low-Pass Filter Shootout - Korg Minilogue, DSI Mopho, Korg DSS-1

Published on Jul 2, 2016 CarillonAudioVid

"I wanted to get a slightly more scientific view of how the filters are compare on my three hardware analog synths.

I ran my Korg DSS-1 through its own filter first, then through the filter in the Korg Minilogue and then the Dave Smith Mopho.

Just by looking at the 3 tracks you can see how they compare.

For each filter I did a sweep. Durin the first few seconds you see a screenshot of all the clips. No EQ or volume correction has been added. Clips 1-4 for each track are sweeps at 0% resonance, 50% resonance, 75% resonance, and 100% resonance of the 24dB filter. Clip 5-8 for each track are sweeps at 0% resonance, 50% resonance, 75% resonance, and 100% resonance of the 12dB filter. You can see how some filters make the signal quieter, while others make the signal louder.

0:07 is the raw sound
0:12 Korg DSS-1 24dB filter sweeps
1:04 Korg DSS-1 12dB filter sweeps
2:01 Korg Minilogue 24dB filter sweeps
2:52 Korg Minilogue 12dB filter sweeps
3:49 Dave Smith 24dB filter sweeps
4:39 Dave Smith 12dB filter sweeps

My take is that the filters all have different qualities that make them unique. The DSS-1 isn't as resonant as the others and it gets quieter when the filter is applied, even with max resonance. The Minilogue gets a little bit dirty, doesn't seem to sweep as low in frequency, has less bass to it than others and the 12dB filter signal is a little "hotter" than the 24dB filter. The Mopho adds volume when in 24dB mode and the resonance is up, which is unlike the other two. It's resonance sweeps super low and is slightly more bass heavy. Watch the peak of the spectrum as it sweeps during the 24dB 100 resonance sweep. At 4:27 the peak is about +6dB, but it increases as it gets lower in frequency. At 4:32 it is about +18db, so it resonates more at low frequencies and is not quite linear across the spectrum. The Mopho 12dB filter has less character though.

Basically 12dB Minilogue is my favorite "dirty" sound, the DSS-1 12dB is my favorite "clean" filter for pads and mid-range sounds, 24dB Mopho is my favorite for bass type sounds."

Generative Vocalizations

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Steve Castellano

"A short generative modular composition with vocal sample manipulation from the Qu-Bit Nebulæ."

Jen SX1000 Original Synthetone Analogue Mono Synthesizer

via this auction

Novation Supernova II - PRO X 48 Voice Edition SN 15043

via this auction


via this auction


Worst battery leakage I've ever seen! Casio CT 380

Published on Jul 2, 2016 8-Bit Keys

Akai Rhythm Wolf Demo -100% Wolf!

Published on Jun 8, 2016 CarillonAudioVid

"Got this great little machine recently and had to make a song with it. I multi-tracked the synth part to make chords and pads, and maxed out the decay on the open hi-hat to make a crash. EQ was added, mainly high pass filter on the hi-hat and some corrective EQ for the synth, then a healthy amount of reverb and delay. I wanted to give a fair example of how it might be used rather than a 100% clean un-affected sound.

This hardly kills a TR-808 and TB-303, but it has some useable sounds, and I prefer the drums over the volca beats.

I hope you enjoy it. This machine gets some bad press, but you can check out a full review here:"

Abstract Data ADE3x Prototype Coming to Brighton Modular Meet This Sunday

via @abstractdatabiz

"ADE3x prototype getting a Firmware update before @BrightonModular tomorrow. Having loads of fun with this one."

Details on the event here.

Yocto 808 clone diy - Sound demo

Published on Jul 2, 2016

"Yocto 808 clone diy - Sound demo

yocto diy kit @ e-licktronic

Erica synths yocto case

Nevermind the cowbell, its not tuned"

Andrew Kilpatrick Podcast 3: Time Out

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Andrew Kilpatrick

"Here is a discussion of the importance of taking breaks and helping to inspire your mind."

All parts here.

mochikaX3 synth section 1

Published on Jul 2, 2016 atomolab

"Hello world in this video i play some sounds from the synth section of the Mochika X3 using the Pulse width modulation and filter interaction."

Live Chill-Out Jam Session | Roli SeaboardRISE, Roland JD-Xi, Elektron Octatrack - Monomachine

Published on Jul 2, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"This is another Live Synthesizer Jam by Imaginary Landscape, Ralph Baumgartl and Feldrauschen. This session has some kind of an exotic vibe to it, therefore I called the jam 'The Beach of the Cosmic Ocean'. We are blending Live Chill-Out Electronica, Downtempo, a bit of Space Music and Berlin School of Electronic Music.

Imaginary Landscape plays: Roli Seaboard rise 49, DSI Prophet 08, Akai EWI 4000S, Eventide Space & Eventide TimeFactor

Ralph Baumgartl plays: Roland JD-Xi, Strymon BigSky, Zoom MS-70CDR

Feldrauschen plays: Elektron Monomachine, Elektron Octatrack, Nord Micro Modular, 2x Korg Mini Kaoss Pad"

(EMX)-(2) "Ants in Your Pants" (TECKNO TUNE) live

Published on Jul 1, 2016 j j


Soundtrack Resolve - an 85BPM Eurorack Patch

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Luke Killen

"Today's patch is an experimental melodic patch exploring ideas of the pensive. a simple two pattern kick drum and occasional hi hats keep an even timing for plucky synth that meanders through the notes changing up the timing throughout. A deep bass punctuates this at times while a shuffling noise wash passes through regularly and a long enveloped synth plays a everyone in a while."

Octatrack + OP-1 + Gameboy + Nanoloop

Octatrack + OP-1 + Gameboy + Nanoloop from j tomes on Vimeo.

"Some live dancey/breaky jams made using the octatrack, the op-1, and nanoloop 1.7 on my DMG."

Analog Diary : Beatstep Pro Eurorack 1st Jam

Published on Jul 1, 2016 Kevin Polzer

"make noise San Diego Modular"

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