MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Moog Jam 17 - I am a Sub37

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Modular Landing

"The Moog Sub 37 is an amazing and fun analog synth -- so easy to get a variety of good sounds out of, and it can also be used for sound processing. There are four Sub 37 parts in this piece: (1) a sequenced part sent from Logic via MIDI into the sub, (2) a lead part which was fed into a Moog 500 series Analog Delay (which you hear at the very beginning and end of the tracks in feedback mode); (3) another part where I play a C#m arpeggio mid-way through the piece; (4) a piano part recorded and then sent through the Sub37 for filter, resonance and noise effects. Lastly, there's a straight piano part as well, played on a Schimmel grand, as well as some drum loops in Logic and a bit of text-to-speech synthesis."

New Minimoog Model D Pilot 2016 Raw Demo

Minimoog Model D Pilot 2016 Raw Demo from Modular Grey on Vimeo.

"Quick demo of a new Minimoog Model D (#10) from the pilot production run at Moogfest 2016.

This is by no means a musical or well-thought-out demo. Watch your volume levels.

For the sequence sections it’s being driven by a Novation Circuit via MIDI. Recorded the high output to line in on a Tascam DR-40 - 48kHz, 16-bit.

Visual markers:

Part 01: Sequence - Filter - 00:02

Part 02: Sequence - Oscillators - 02:31

Part 03: Sequence - Overdrive - 05:38

Part 04: Sequence - Noise - 05:55

Part 05; Sequence - Modulation - 07:04

Part 06: Keyboard - Oscillators - 10:46

Part 07: Keyboard - Filter - 13:15

Part 08: Keyboard - General - 14:39

Part 09: Sequence - General - Audio Only (camera cut out) - 19:17"

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Circuit Videos by Modular Grey

Circuit from Modular Grey on Vimeo.

"Playing around with sequencing a modular patch using the Notation Circuit. Part one is the wavefolded bass sound from Braids and Part two is based around the STO and VCOb + delay. Part two is also sequencing the JU-06. Drums are coming from the Analog Rytm and Circuit. Analog Keys is helping out as well with a couple more sounds. Stereo tracked through an API 5500 and RND MBP, with some additional processing in Live (Eq, Ozone)"

The Return from Modular Grey on Vimeo.

"Started this track on a plane. Novation Circuit with ReFace DX and JU-06. Compression & EQ added."

Patching for fun - Buchla Music Easel

Published on Jul 16, 2016 100 Things I Do

"Some real time exploration with no purpose in mind other than to see where I would end up from no starting position. For anyone that has not used a music easel hopefully this will give you some insight to the world of Banana patching. Before I got my Easel i was perplexed why so many people used the word 'immediate' when talking about this instrument. Once you learn to experiment you realise how quickly you can pivot a sound from atonal exploration to well tempered tunes."

Korg Volca FM Synthesizer

via this auction


Published on Jul 16, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander , QPLFO, RCD²
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360²
Cydustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2², A 131², A133², A134²², A 141,
A143,2,9, A151²², A 156², A160/161, A175²²²,
A185-2 (14x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine, Q Slider²,Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains PP², Maths², Moddemix²², Optomix
QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²²
Roland System 104 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian)
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line6 Echopro, TC M 3000
mackie the mixer²
vid #1572

Welson KO (keyboard orchestra) rare Italian string synth

via this auction

Details, pics, and video at the auction and captured here.

User Petition for KORG Electribe Software Update

The petition is on Details follow:

"The Electribe 2 and Electribe 2 Sampler are digital Music Production Stations that were released in 2014 and were created using Korg’s latest modelling technology, have an effect for every part, polyphony and velocity–sensitive drum pads. The Korg Electribe series is a Digital analog modeling synthesizer that was first produced in 1999.

Through the years, the Electribe series helped define an entire generation of dance music. With the 2014 Electribe 2, fans of the Electribe series were hopeful that the new instrument would live up to the legacy that the predecessors established.

Unfortunately, upon release, some important features were missing and many Electribe 2 owners are disappointed in a lack of functionality and hindered capabilities on the devices. While a few earlier issues had been addressed in previous updates, there still remains a substantial list of problems and improvements to address. Korg has indicated that they are resolved to continue to create innovative and uncompromising instruments which maintain the high quality that inspires professional artists and creators. (Source: Link) We are hoping that viewpoint encompasses these instruments as well. The user community is recommending continued development of the Electribe 2 and Electribe 2 Sampler to help remove the bugs, address the missing features, and improve and complete the instruments.

These are the current issues and problems:
1. Voice Stealing: Unfortunately, even when no fx and no polyphony is activated on the units, just 10-11 tracks can play simultaneously without voice stealing. It doesn’t seem reasonable that muted parts or IFX use CPU power and steal voices when not playing. For instance, when only 4-8 IFX are used in a pattern, the Electribe 2 seems to unnecessarily calculate all 16 IFX.
2. Note cutoff on pattern change: When switching patterns, the notes and effects from the previous pattern stop playing. This causes issues with the live-playing capability that the units were designed for.
3. Knob (filter) improvements: There is a significant amount of "jumping" when trying to adjust the knobs in small increments. This could be improved with improved tracking of the knobs, or greater resolution of the filters, or simply enabling the shift+knob (fine tune) option for filter movements.
4. Re-triggering glitch: There is a noticeable digital click or pop sound at the initiation/beginning of the sound (synths and samples) when re-triggering notes.
5. Song mode is lacking: One of the greatest features of the predecessors (older electribes) was the ability to create entire songs by setting the unit to automatically play patterns in a specific order to build a complete song.
6. Audio and MIDI glitch when saving: When saving a pattern while the instrument is playing, the audio and MIDI clock have noticeable glitches, making it nearly impossible to save a new pattern while playing live.
7. Fix Noise (high pitched noise [~13kHz]) when audio in is enabled, and the hum when power save mode is enabled on the unit with audio in.
These are the current recommended improvements:
8. Pre-listening of samples directly from the SD card.
9. Enable access to the “sample import” menu more direct. A simple way to achieve this would be: long press on a pad + Menu/Enter = direct access to the SD card file tree.
10. The units should have the ability to chain patterns together (for longer patterns than just 4 bars).
11. Revise display screen to display more information: knob values; FX info; ADSR graph; waveform representation on the screen - for quick editing; and the display should show if the current value isn't the original value anymore (like on the EMX/ESX).
12. Add an "undo" feature (possibly by using: shift+exit).
13. Revise the arpeggiator to include Up/down, random, and scales.
14. Improve the step sequencer as the current workflow is clunky and often problematic. Recommended: make the step sequence menu circular so you can left arrow from the on/off screen to the velocity screen and implement a step record function as was present in previous Electribes.
15. Pads should blink in Mute mode.
16. Send CC automation values to MIDI out.
17. Decay and release could be separated. A simple way to implement this would be to use the shift key to edit the release amount.
18. Unit should have synced step jump so it stays in time on release.
19. Add the ability to loop individual bars.
20. Add the option for per part play speed: allow a single part to be played at half speed / quarter speed or other option.
21. For the E2 have the step edit for Oscillator edit just like in the E2S.
22. All Step Jump actions and changes recorded and reflected in the sequencer in NORMAL record mode.
23. Add the ability to set velocity numerically for each part; 1-127.
24. Add the ability in Mute mode to press/hold the Mute button to select tracks/pads and chose record mute on/off.
25. Visual display of scales and chords played on part.
26. Add the ability to be able to enter notes or chords in sequencer mode and the ability to nudge notes.
27. Add the option for MIDI local on/off and/or midi thru and MIDI channel choice per part (should allow part layering).
28. Direct access to editing various modifications/parameters of each step.
29. Add the ability to copy/paste bars/notes around the whole machine.
30. BPM LFO's should be parameterized by musical values.
31. Add the ability for per part MFX send level.
32. Add the ability to be able to assign the X-Y pad to do different modification parameters and save that setting with each Pattern.
33. Add a time stretch function for samples.
34. Key transpose in sequencer mode and make transposing of whole parts easier.
35. Follow the playback position on the pads.
36. Add the ability to save and load different pattern sets (.all files), and associated sample sets, to and from the SD card.
37. Revise the manual to include details about MIDI implementation and the unit’s voice architecture as well as any improvements.
Many Electribe 2 users are extremely pleased with the instrument and find the new Electribes to be incredibly useful and fun music production tools. In addition, most Electribe 2 users also feel that Korg addressing these issues would help these instruments reach their full potential and likely result in a revived interest in the machines and increased sales.
Sign this petition to help make the Electribe 2 and Electribe 2 sampler updates a priority for Korg, Inc. We are requesting that they address the problems with additional updates so we can make the most of these incredible machines."

This one in via a reader who spotted it on the Korg Electribe User Group on the Korg forums.

JACK & JILL - Hardware 2 Channel Improvisor & MIDI Note Generator

Published on Jul 16, 2016 n3bsvid

"This is an overview and demo of a little project I completed recently called 'Jack & Jill'. It's a hardware 2 channel improvisor and MIDI note generator quantized to musical scales.

In the demo portion I just connected Jack & Jill to my computer via a MIDI interface.

In Ableton Live I've added TAL Bassline 101 on ch. 1 and NI's Massive on ch. 2. So Jack is sequencing the bassline and Jill is sequencing Massive."

Minimoog model D , Ibiza House , DJ Roni

Published on Jul 16, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"electronic instrumental music, Ibiza House dance style , Everton arrangements. synthesizers used .. Minimoog modelo D , Prophet 12 , Dsi Monoevolver , DJ Roni Drum Machine Korg volca Beats ..."

Borrowed Breath

Published on Jul 16, 2016 mark williamson

"Improvised around a patch I put together around the idea of sequencer less sequencing ( although the eagle eyed will notice a pressure points changing settings so not quite sequencer less after all.

The patch grew out of quite a simple one which in turn spawned this piece of music this morning

The title is 'borrowed' from the brilliant sculptor Laurence Edwards ("


Published on Jan 24, 2016 osbornesmith1


Welson KO ( keyboard orchestra ) string synthesizer

Published on Jul 16, 2016 osbornesmith1

Volume gets louder at 1 minute mark.

"Welson KO ( keyboard orchestra )
This was recorded with no added effects.
It has two outputs, one for strings and one for piano & harpsichord.
Very rare Italian string synthesizer from the mid 1970's with a
beautiful analogue tone.
Made by Webo Electronics Co."


via this auction

"Checked over by James Walker of Synth Repair Services, Stoke on Trent.

It has two outputs. One for strings - violin and cello and one for percussion - piano and harpsichord.
This is really useful for splitting the sounds and running through a delay for example.
It has a beautiful mellow analogue sound and not as harsh as some Italian string machines of the era.
All sounds are fully polyphonic and can be played simultaneously.
It comes with custom made wooden shipping case."


Published on Jul 16, 2016 LESINDES

"Short trip in the past combining a popular machine such as KORG VOLCA BASS and an absolutely stunning VINTAGE VERMONA PHASER 80."

MC202 & TR606/707/727

Published on Jul 16, 2016 beatmunga

Korg SQ-1 As A USB MIDI To CV Converter

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In addition to being a great Eurorack sequencer, the Korg SQ-1 can also double as USB MIDI to CV converter, sending MIDI notes and clock from your computer to your modular synthesizer."

Sputnik Envelope Follower Test

Published on Jul 16, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Grids is sequencing various percussion and drum elements, and these are fed into the Sputnik Envelope Follower which is then controlling Rings with the resulting CV and Pulses. All sources are patched into Dubmix with various FX."

Akai Timbre Wolf - Scroll

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Krog360

"Another low tempo piece."

Novation Circuit as well.

Moog Voyager + Kurzweil K2000 + Eventide H9 + DSI Pro 2

Published on Jul 15, 2016 experimentalsynth

"Controlled a K2000 with a Moog Voyager via MIDI. Ran the K2000 audio into the Voyager's ext audio input, mixing it with the Voyager's oscillators. Played the result through an H9 over a Pro 2 sequence while the Pro 2 sent step sequence CVs to modulate the Voyager's filter cutoff. Learn more at"

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

via @dsiSequential

"#Prophet6 & #OB6 featured prominently on 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' cover by subText"

No talk, just sound - Vinayak^a & NoLatency feat. Moog Mother 32

Published on Jul 15, 2016 The Inventory

"An incredible live jam by ace electronic musicians Vinayak^a and NoLatency featuring 4 x Moog Mother 32's, MoogerFooger 104, Moogerfooger 108 and TC Electronic Hall of Fame. No other drum machines or instruments used in this jam - what you are hearing is nothing but the sound of 4 Moog Mother 32's and their inbuilt sequencers in full flight.

Recorded LIVE with no overdubs/retakes at the amazing Salt Haus Studios in Chennai!"

Hypnotic demo 16 07 2016

Published on Jul 16, 2016 RicardoDiLago

"little studio demo.
well the text in the vid says it all."

Synths used: Access Virus Ti Polar, DSI Pro 2 & OB-6.

Meng Qi – Char – Keychain – 杈 4-Way Multiple

via Thonk

4 way multiple
detachable cap
modular synthesists’ keychain
custom made for high quality and environment standard

Rob Hordijk - Showing the new Sync OSC

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Chris David

"Rob Hordijk is showing the new Sync OSC module."

Altered State of Being ( Demo Version )

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Todd Smith

"This is a rough draft version of my 4th track from the upcoming Bandcamp release, Lydia. I the Korg Volca Bass supplies the bass line, Roland Boutique JU-06 handles the spacey / sci fi type synth line, Teenage Engineering PO-12 uses chain mode ( 2 patterns ) and takes on the drums. The Korg Microkorg is played live for the pad. Thank you for watching, hope you enjoy it. Have a great day !!

: Gear Used :

Korg Microkorg
Korg Volca Bass
Roland Boutique JU-06
Teenage Engineering PO-12
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap 6 ( VST )
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

Ensoniq ASR 10 Sampler Keyboard with Disks SN ASR-18659

via this auction

"Comes with:
(1) ASR 10 Keyboard Sampler
(1) Power cord
(1) Original Ensoniq AD-002 Essential Sound Disk (ORCH STRINGS, ASR FLUTE)
(1) Original Ensoniq AD-003 Essential Sound Disk (ROADS KEYS 2, CLEAN GUITAR, PERCUSSION 1)
(1) Original Ensoniq AD-004 Essential Sound Disk (FRENCH HORNS, ROADS KEYS 1, AIR CHOIR)
(1) Original Ensoniq AD-006 Essential Sound Disk (STEEL STRING, NYLON GTR 1, SLAP BASS, REZ BASS 1, ELECTRIC BASS)
(1) Original Ensoniq AD-007 Essential Sound Disk (STEREO DRUMS)
(1) Original Ensoniq OS-V200 O.S. Version 2.07
(1) User-created disk containing OS 3.53
(5) User-created disks containing sounds, sequences, etc"

Korg MS10

via this auction

Yamaha CS-30L Analog Synthesizer With Case & Legs SN 1492

via this auction

"This unit is relatively clean with the exception of the section you see on the bottom left front panel that has some typical pitting you see on older synths.

This one has the legs which can be attached for stage use. A lot of them available these days don't have the legs."

The Stove Needs Tending

Published on Jul 16, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Quick jam with the modular and the Roli Seaboard Rise. Sorry for the bad shot. The other camera's video file was corrupted, and the one camera takes a dive in the middle. I didn't want the whole thing to go to waste so I'm throwing it up anyways.

Roli controls Braids into Rings and then Clouds. XY pad controls timbre and color of Braids, as well as brightness of Rings. Clouds heavily modulated by ADDAC501 into WMD SSM.

Piston Honda mk II into Polivoks VCF, Veils, Phonogene and then Wow and Flutter. Filter, Veils and Phonogene modulated by ADDAC501/WMD SSM. Sequenced by Turing Machine quantized by ADDAC 207.

Subcon Vampire into Ultrafold, Polaris, uVCA, Veils, and 4MS DLD. Sequenced by Popcorn (fed clocks from Little Nerd/Pamela's workout). Polaris FM'd by Vampire. DLD modulated by ADDAC501/WMD SSM.

Verbos Harmonic Oscillator into Ripples. Sequenced by Rene and modulated by Expert Sleepers/Silent Way.

Kick from Peaks into Malgorythm, modulated by ADDAC 501/WMD SSM.

Snare from Peaks into Malgorythm and then Clouds #2, modulated by ADDAC501/WMD SSM.

Blinds is in there somewhere mangling CVs. Envelopes from Intellijel Quadra and dual ADSR."

A Haunting We Will Go

Published on Jul 16, 2016 stereofect

"In honour of my 1st born turning the big Three-0, I dedicate this jam to him. Here's to the next three decades. Cheers!!"

Alesis Andromeda A6 Patch Review - Preloaded User Bank

Published on Jul 16, 2016 ProckGnosis

"As described in the opening, I've had the A6 for a while but only recently got it up and mostly running again. Lots of phantom knob changing problems. ("SHOW MORE" for more commentary below)

Despite what I say in the opening, there are actually 21 patches demoed...User Patch 000 through 020.

The five things that make this synth so awesome sounding, ignoring even the MASSIVE modulation possibilities:
1. 24db and 12db filters that can run serial or parallel - really lets you sculpt the harmonic content of the sound down to a gnat's ass.
2. Unison Mode - with 16 voices, you can do a unison 2 voice patch (giving you 4 oscillators per note), and have some very lush chords, still having 8 notes of polyphony to work with.
3. Ring mod - very similar to the Yamaha CS-80, the best brassy patches on this thing incorporate the ring mod, to varying subtle and not-so-subtle degrees.
4. The pre and post filter mixing sections - lets you entirely control the oscillators amounts before and after being filtered. Never thought this was that useful until I started breaking down some of the patches I really liked, and found it really lets you move so beyond just a standard LP-filtered sounding synth.
5. 16-note polyphony!! Nothing else analog can touch it (don't know of a single analog keyboard with as much or more polyphony). Sure you can daisy chain 3 Dave Smith Prophet 8s for 24 voices of polyphony, but that's about your cheapest option.

It really does sound phenomenal. I would say its real strength is pads. It does bass and leads fairly well too, but I have other synths that do bass and leads as well as or better than the A6. I would say I DON'T have another analog synth that does pads as well.

It is intimidatingly deep. Things that would be quite simple to program on other synths, often take more steps, and time just to find out WHERE it is in the menu-driven operating system. Yeah, there are fortunately lots of knobs, but behind every knob action, there is usually a menu needing attention. Trying to understand even how a patch is programmed is like tracing a wire's do-able, but tiring after a while. And that's when it's working perfectly with no self-changing, phantom knob problems. MASSIVELY frustrating when values just start changing by themselves.

Skip to 15:55 to hear/see the Andromeda rocking out with me on the drums. Was trying to come up with a new video opening...not sure if I'll finish it or not."

29-07-16 Dub mistakes will be made - a modular synthesizer live jam

Published on Jul 15, 2016 Luke Killen

"I haven't up-loaded a patch video for a couple of weeks now as I have been building a live set for a gig that I have at the end of the month.

To remedy that i've made a quick jam of the set as it is progressing as a document of the process.

The set consists of Eurorack modular synthesizer, Clavia G2 modular synthesizer, Eventide Space, Boss Re20, run through a small Mackie mixer. It is all sequenced by the amazing Sequentix Cirklon sequencer."

Mutable Instruments Tides Parasites/Warps Alt-FW Robot Argument

Published on Jul 15, 2016

"Self-sustained source of uncertainty patch. Additive synthesis & cross-modulation clocked/sequenced by the Wogglebug and Bender LFO."

Retronyms Hook jam with my own dark Trap Bass loop kits

Published on Jul 15, 2016 iPadLoops

"Just having a bit of a jam. I had these kits kicking around on my hard drive for the past couple weeks and decided to load them into Hook and rock out. ROFLnMAO please don't hate, it's all my own loops."


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