MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

RIP Stanley Lunetta

Stanley Lunetta passed away on March 3 this year.  The first I heard of it was via Chuck Stephens in the comments on Ray Wilson passing away, posted yesterday. Lunetta was known for his Lunetta CMOS synth used in a number of synth DIY projects. You can find a collection of his work featured here on MATRIXSYNTH.

On his passing via The Sacramento Bee:

"Percussionist, composer, sculptor and much-loved icon of the local music community Stanley Lunetta relentlessly explored avant garde music while maintaining a legendary career. He died March 3 from brain cancer in Sacramento.

Lunetta played drums for Music Circus, missing only two weeks of performances until his retirement in 2008 after 54 years. He also served as the music contractor who assembled orchestras for Music Circus from 1973 until his retirement. He also was the principal timpanist for the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Choral Society and was an instructor of timpani and percussion at UC Davis and Chico State."

On Lunettas via MsModular:

"The Lunetta is an electronic instrument that uses primarily CMOS chips for gates, Boolean logic, and mathematical functions for sequenced sounds. A Lunetta is basically a simple rhythmic modular musical computer that makes abstract sounds in sometimes unpredictable ways. It is a beautiful experimental synthesizer.

Lunettas are most typically DIY instruments, although there are a few small boutique manufacturers that sell them. ElectroLobotomy for example sells a few simple Lunetta synthesizers on Etsy.

The most beautiful part of a Lunetta is that one can make one for themselves and experiment with its functionality and layout. The guide for making a Lunetta can be found here: Intro to Lunetta CMOS Synths. The introduction goes into Stanley Lunetta’s concept, and provides an introductory guide for making them. Every Lunetta though is made a bit differently, as they often reflect the makers preferences."

The image above is via Stanley Lunetta's work was frequently discussed on the forums. I highly recommend doing a search on Lunetta there.

Updates via Chuck Stephens in the comments:

"Thanks for posting this. Stanley and Ray were huge! Their work showed me the direction to take when I started learning to build circuits. My lunetta synth has influences from both men, as well as Eric Archer, Forrest Mimms, Reed Ghazala, etc.- we stand on the shoulders of giants!

BTW- My lunetta cost less than $100 and has 36 modules (so far!). It's built into an old rifle case I found in a dumpster and the panels are cut from 4" square PVC fence posts from Home Depot. Steel nuts and bolts and alligator clip test leads handle patching duties. Save more- work less!"

Here's a noise piece from my lunetta synth:

Buster-Jangle by nepchune from chuck stephens on Vimeo.

"This is my Lunetta noise synth run through a Ross Time Machine digital delay. I love the sounds this thing makes. The video features Honey Boy the Cat doing what he does."

And here's a song from the same rig:

Confidence is High by nepchune from chuck stephens on Vimeo.

"This is 90-95% Lunetta with a tiny dab of Kaossilator and Korg R3 (the explosion sounds and the 'pip' on the fast part) and an Arduino based 'auduino' granular synth for the lead (say what you want about Arduino- this little granular synth sounds great and provides a nice 'live' element). The Lunetta part forms the basis of the song and it is completely unedited- this is how it came out of my machine. I used two of Eric Archer's Mini Space Rockers for the percussion sounds and they are completely Lunetta controlled. The drum sounds are routed through a Ross Time Machine digital delay and the spacey bass sound is created by routing my lunetta-integrated Atari Punk Console through a Korg Pandora guitar processor. The other 7 Lunetta voices are unprocessed. This track is the closest I've come to integrating my interest in generative music and my skills for arrangement and song writing. I set out to create a traditional song structure and sound and I'm really pleased with it. It shoes that a Lunetta isn't just a noise machine- although I love noise, too. I love what my Lunetta makes possible. Lightning in a bottle!"

Self-Generative Modular #3

Self-Generative Modular #3 from Kial on Vimeo.

"A self-generative modular patch that is driven by the uScale, Animodule's Tiktok, and the clock and S&H waveform from the TTLFOv2. In this patch the TTLFOv2 provides the main clock source, and voltages used for pitch via the S&H LFO wave. Clock pulses from TTLFO are sent to TikTok to generate gates at the division outs. The main output of the TTLFO, in 0-5V mode, sends voltages to the uScale for quantization. 'Output A' of the uScale is sent to the TTA z3000 VCO, with a free running, unipolar square wave LFO changing the 'shift' value in scale. Sawtooth out of the z3000--->input of the Polaris MMF. LP out of the Polaris--->input of Rings in reverb FX mode--->stereo mixer. MULTI output of Polaris sent to uVCAII, which is controlled by the z4000 EG being triggered at every 4th division. Output of uVCAII---> Malekko MIX--->WMD/SSF DPLR stereo delay--->stereo mixer (subMix6) Waveshaped output of TTA z3000---> Meng Qi LPG, which is controlled by QuBit EON in envelope mode, triggered every 3rd division. Meng Qi DLPG output--->Malekko MIX--->WMD/SSF DPLR. Dixie II, Disting, and RS-80 supply modulation of various parameters on the aforementioned modules with some help from uFold, and ModDemix.....none of these LFOs are clock synced to create a constant evolution of sound."

Adam Jay - Maxia Zeta

Re-Published on Aug 5, 2016

Elektron Machinedrum + Analog Four.
Re-uploaded with stereo audio.

Mamanunga - Prophet 6 - Sub 37 - TR-8 - Bass Station 2

Published on Jul 24, 2016 MAMANUNGA Official

"Short clip - Preparing the new album - Searching sounds and textures...

Drums : TR-8
Bass : Bass Station 2
FX Bass : Sub 37
Pad/Lead: Prophet 6

Recording :
Video : Zoom Q4n
Audio : Ableton 44Khz/24bit
No EQ - Just a little Reverb/Delay.

Thanks For Watching !
Peace And Love."

Nexus 6 Rampage

Published on Jul 24, 2016 davidryle

"Second tracking of the Metropolis patch.

This one added a second "fiddle" sounding voice to make a duet of strings at the beginning. The West Coast Random Source's Fluctuating Random Voltages were run through a pair of S&H to detune the exponential pitch input on the vco's. Their triangle wave outputs were run through 5 Pulsers with LFO sweeps then on to a Yusynth Arp 4072 Filter, a Modcan Dual Delay and finally an SSL 1310 Digital Delay.

The other change was a very slow LFO narrow pulse width wave to the AUX A input of the Metropolis. It was used to shift the root note of the sequence (minor scale) up one half step for a periodic blues passing note.

The 4MS RCD was revived from the last session where I thought it was toast. Trouble was the power input cable. Yay!

Somehow this piece vaguely reminded me of a Blade Runner theme (or ripoff).

Vintage summertime movie fun vibe!"

SH-101 Classics #1: Mathew Jonson - Marionette

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Simon Stokes

"Got a beautiful new addition to the studio, and this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. One of the greatest sequences ever..

Kick courtesy of the TR-8."


SH-101 Classics #2 - Aphex Twin - Polynomial C

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Simon Stokes

"This is another absolute favourite of mine that I was looking forward to trying to work out. Patch made entirely on the 101 going into a TC Electronic M350 for reverb duties.

Kick and hats from TR-8, break from a sample."

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Q Synthesizer (Yellow) with OLED

via this auction

Bleep Labs RAD-FI BUNDLE DIY Synthesizer Kit

via this auction

"Assembled and then disassembled, this kit is a great entry into building your own electronic instruments and effects! This is the entire bundle, so contains both the delay and oscillator packages. A great project with real results!"

ARP Omni-2 through Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone

Published on Jul 24, 2016 SynthMania

"A typical 1970s combo: analog stringer through analog phaser.
The bit of plate reverb: Eventide H3000-D/SE"


Published on Jul 24, 2016 LESINDES

"Dancing CLOUDS with old KORG Z-1. Three tracks mixed an layered in AVID PROTOOLS.
It was tonight by the way from 8 until 10.30 pm."

Loeb - Rehearsal

Published on Jul 24, 2016 11brassmonkey11

"In preparation for a couple of upcoming gigs in Melbourne at Grumpy's (31st July 2016) and Longplay (21st August 2016).

Performing mostly live modular synthesis as Leob which is myself and Grant Atkinson."


// from Nick de Friez on Vimeo.

"Novation Circuit / Elektron Analog RYTM / Strymon BigSky"

Electribe 2 | Ambient XI

Published on Jul 24, 2016 r beny

"First all Korg Electribe 2 ambient jam in a while. All sounds/effects from the E2. Thanks for watching/listening."

Dr. Blankenstein Workshops Coming to Maker Faire Detroit 2016

via @Dr_Blankenstein

"A shout out to #upcycling genius @TimSway in @TheHenryFord museum interview"

You'll find the interview here along with details on the event.

"At Maker Faire Detroit 2016, Drew Blanke—more formally known as “Dr. Blankenstein”—will arrive, trailing a rolling suitcase full of broken toys and noise-making creations along behind him. Over the weekend of July 30-31, 2016, Blanke will hold workshops to teach people how to “up-cycle electronics into one-of-a-kind 21st century art.” He asks that guests interested in participating in the workshop bring along broken electronics from home—to “open them, inspect them, and learn from them.” He will also have a few of his own creations available for hands-on demonstrations."

Left: one of Dr. Blankenstein's creations. Like a steampunk electronic guitar.

Below: "Dr. Blankenstein is pictured here demonstrating one of his creations to Herbert Deutsch, co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer."

Synthi Matrix--What If?

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Todd Barton

EMS Synthi patch matrix demo.

Tech Time with Analog Industries

Published on Jul 23, 2016 Analog Industries

Tape-Looping With A Nagra: Tech Time No. 001
Ableton Push 2 And Eurorack Modular: Tech Time No. 002
4-Track As Instrument: Tech_Time 003
Ableton Push 2 Simpler Workflow: Tech Time 004
Flying With Musical Instruments: Tech Time 005

Audio Damage Discord 3 and Eos available at
Analog Industries blog:
CR on Instagram:
CR on Twitter:"

Capacity and Resistance by Dirch Blewn

"Dirch Blewn is the project of musician David Bloor. He records and performs the instruments of Peter Blasser. Recorded live with a few overdubs this music is the sound of capacitors charging and dissipating, of gesture with no finesse, of fish guts and physical connection with wires. Flexing wood and the smell of tung oil. It’s about the drum of Tommy Lee added to some drama from Pamela, the heady mix of surfboards and silicon. The remnants of squeezing jelly ass signal into 8 bits and ultrasound. The sound of woodpile, chaos theory, kiri with a cardboard box, industrial components and paradox.

For more information on Peter Blasser go here or

For Dirch Blewn go here

Linear Obsessional is delighted to release this mesmeric work as a free download as a precursor to an album of shorter works to be released later in the year..."


Beebar from Bryan Noll on Vimeo.

"The Beebar blesses my first loop with the new 4ms Dual Looping Delay.

Performed live on a modular synthesizer with the help of a cat.

No patch notes for this one, folks. All you're hearing is the two loops: one is Tides on bass, and the other is Rings on melody – both played live with the QuNexus.

Because the sound quality isn't so great (I recorded it directly into my camera's input) I hadn't intended on posting this one anywhere but Instagram. But people really seem to be enjoying it, so I figure why not.

Enjoy! And many #catblessings to you and your animal and synthesizer friends and family."

Access Virus XL (Virus C rack)

via this auction

Moog Rogue SN 7651

via this auction


via this auction

"This was Hammond's top of the line, flagship model circa 1974. It's their most sophisticated and the last model they made. This was originally intended to sit on top of a Hammond Organ.

There are 16 styles, each with 4 variations. You can set it to automatic variation mode, where it will cycle through each of the four variations. You can select how often the pattern changes from 1/2 measure, 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 measures. Or you can leave it in manual variation mode and select the variations with the four lighted A/B/C/D buttons.

The drum sounds are analog. They include a number of Latin percussion sounds. The beats are Waltz, 6/8 March, 4/4 March / Polka, Western / Shuffle, Ballad, Dixieland, Jazz, Blues/Rock, Hard Rock, Liverpool, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cha Cha, Rhumba/Beguine, Tango, and Afro-Latin. You can also press down more than one of the beat buttons at a time to combine beats together. It is not, however, programmable. All beats are hardwired from the factory. Tempo and Volume have front panel knobs. There is a Sound/Silent switch."

Roland JX-8P Synthesizer with PG800 Programmer with Original Box

via this auction

"Roland JX8P Synth with PG800 programmer for sale. It is a 6-voice DCO based synth with analog filters. I have never had a tuning issue (unlike the Juno 6 and Oberheim I have had in the past!). These items are in great condition, every key, button, slider, and pitch controller function perfectly. After-touch works as well.

I don't know if this keyboard has ever had a battery change, but it has the stock patches, and will save new patches. Some of the patch names in Bank B look like random characters, but I never tried to fix it- I did not have the patch data to reload or the inclination!"

Cancun Travels 2016

Published on Jul 24, 2016 kuxaan sum

"Eurorack Modular: Rings and Mysteron triggered by Tempi (w/ CV from Stillson Hammer MKii) w/ FX by Erbe-Verb, RT-60, DubJr MKii & Chronoblob."

KORG KPR-77 Retrofit MIDI Interface (work in progress)

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Harry Axten

"This is a project I'm currently working on. It adds MIDI to the KORG KPR-77 analogue drum machine from 1983. It installs internally; requiring no case mods to fit it, as it fits in the battery compartment and re-uses the DINSYNC connector for the MIDI input.

There are still things to be done, such as redesign the printed circuit board and add the final feature set to the firmware, but I aim to have a kit for sale this year."

Rumored Price of the New Behringer All Analog Synth

Just added to this post from earlier today as that's where the question was mentioned. Latest demo there as well.


Published on Jul 24, 2016 GIANNIS ARK

"STUDIOLOGIC SLEDGE 2 Polyphonic synthesizer - Final Countdown"

Auxy iPhone - Dark Chilled Hip Hop

Published on Jul 24, 2016 KlaatuNinja

iTunes: Auxy Music Studio - Auxy

Switched on Beethoven - String Trio in E flat major, Op. 3 (Andante)

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Jeremy Leaird-Koch

"2nd Movement of Beethoven's String Trio in E flat major, performed on 2 Meeblip SEs and an Access Virus A.

MIDI running out of Ableton into a Behringer BCR 2000, spit to the individual instruments. Mixed live into a Mackie 1202-VLZ with a Behringer RV600 for reverb and a Behringer EM600 for delay."

X1L3 - circuit bent Casio PT-80 with midi retrofit + eurorack - Synthetic industrial

Published on Jul 24, 2016 manufacturedZ3R0

Watch your volume levels on this one to start.

"Casiotone industrial.

Playing the Pt-80 via midi from reason. An A/R generator is hooked up to the CV input to apply an envelope to the filter cutoff. This comes into play more prominently as the video progresses. The circuit bent aspect isn't really used here and the video focuses on the midi, delay and filter. It is however more than capable of excelling in the fucked up noise arena :)

Additional tronix:

XILE Midi retrofit on channel 15
PT2399 delay
Steiner synthacon resonant filter
Front mounted led array (midi activity indicator)
Regulated internal psu board

Raw bends:

Pitch control
Kick mute
Snare mute
Hi hat mute
Chord mute
Lead boost
Drum boost
Drum/lead combined distortion - merges the two in a dirty sort of way"

Oberheim OBXA Demo

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Chris Montanaro

"This is a demo to show functionality of this amazing OBXA."


Published on Jul 24, 2016 Gary Hayes
Update: Re-Published on Jul 25, 2016

"Been a fan of Mike Oldfield’s 1973 Opus since a teenager and although I can play much of it on guitars, harps, bass and wind instruments, this afternoon I had a tinker in my open photo gallery (yes a few folk were browsing towards the end section again!) using one of my OTB keyboard setups (I am using for original works). I love the opening sequence with its odd time signatures and downward chord progressions so just did a little prep on the Analog 4 (time sigs and sounds) and set off. The only part I rehearsed a few times was the 3/4 downward chord section, otherwise all other parts I knew and this is not meant to be a verbatim structure of course.

Instruments: Roland System 1 for back sequences, Ensoniq MR Rack for strings, Analog 4 for bass, main riff, flute riff and arp harmony, piano and Kaoss for solo parts. I was going to add my new Volca Beats and Keys, but it would have lost a little ‘purity’ if I did that."

Make Noise #028 (NoiseStorm)

Published on Jul 24, 2016 thisisprisma

"Only Telharmonic Noise as a sound source."

All parts here.

Cosmosƒ development teaser

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Sinan Bokesoy

"working on the new update of Cosmosƒ vSaturn, pushing the limits with 'overlapping macro events'"

SEGA「SUPER HANG-ON」より「Winning Run」を「TX816」で作りました♪

Published on Jul 24, 2016 NozMusic

"SEGAのバイクレース体感ゲーム「SUPER HANG-ON」より「Winning Run」を、私の所有するFMシンセサイザーで作りました。

今回は何と!とても貴重なYAMAHA FM音源モジュール「TX816」と、YAMAHAリズムマシン「RX11」を使った自動演奏です。




音色は全てYAMAHA FMシンセサイザー「DX7」で作ったものを「TX816」に転送しました。







Patch Notes #8 - Korg SQ-1 Eurorack Modulations

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Episode #8 of Patch Notes explores the Korg SQ-1 as a Eurorack modulation source, controlling the pitch of the bass on one channel, and wobble rate on the other.

Tempi is clocking SQ1, which has an 8 step sequence with a 2 volt range on Channel A controlling the wobble rate on the Slope section of the 0-Coast. A 4 step sequence on Channel B is controlling the pitch of the 0-Coast Oscillator, which is playing the bass part.

Tempi is also clocking the René, the QCV output of which is controlling the pitch on Braids, while the fluctuating random out from the Wogglebug modulates the FM input in Meta mode, scrubbing through the wave programs. The stepped random output on the 0-Coast is multed and routed to both the Timbre and Color controls on the Braids.

Braids is routed through Ripples VCA output, which is being triggered via Maths Channel 4. The Fall time is modulated by the CV output from René. Channel 1 is cycling in a long triangle shape, and output to the 1v/oct input on the TipTop Audio Z3000. The sine output is routed to the Ripples FM input.

Tempi is also clocking Brains and Pressure Points, modulating the Basimilus Iteritas Decay, retriggering the cycling Slope section of the 0-Coast, and sending 2 rows of PP through the Doepfer 151-2 Sequential Switch. From the 151-2, the sequence is sent on to the Ornament and Crime CV 4 input, which is modulating the channel D Euclidean Fill amount in Piqued mode (also clocked by Tempi).

Ornament and Crime is then routed out to the Envelator, which is modulating both filters on the Dual Borg, to produce the kick drum.

The Sputnik Oscillator and Malekko Anti-Oscillator are generating LFOs and cross-modulating each other, each then routed to modulate the PItch, Morph, Fold, and Spread on the BI.

Trigger sequences for Braids and the BI are coming from the Varigate 4, each with heavily randomized note probability and repeats. All channels are then routed through the Mix4 and on to Warps for some delay magic."

You can find all parts in reverse order here.

Casio SK-5 Keyboard Restoration, smoke smell removal.

Published on Jul 24, 2016 8-Bit Keys

How to disassemble a Casio SK-5.

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Elektron Monomachine Detroit Techno live jam

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"This Detroit techno track is 100% Elektron Monomachine Mk2 +
Only internal sounds and internal sequencer used; no external effects, no post processing."


Published on Jul 24, 2016 mark williamson

"I've been listening to Perge ( and Tangerine Dream and I felt like having a go at making something fairly TD influenced.

As usual improvised live around a couple of different sequences."

Sunday TTSH Mini Meanie Boggin

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Spandex43

Timpani Jam : KORG KROME/BOSS RC-505

Published on Jul 24, 2016 karenevil

"Boom Boom :D"


Published on Jul 24, 2016 otherunicorn

"Poly is a cracker?
This is the progressive acid mod."

What was that effect called where it sounds like the pitch is ever increasing when it actually is not?

New Behringer Analog Synth is 12 Voice Polyphonic

BEHRINGER Synth Vol 4 Published on Jul 23, 2016

"New Behringer Analogue Polyphonic Synth"

You can see the 12 voices light up at 1:49 - screen grabs below. Curious what the price will be for this one. Behringer is usually quite affordable. Will they be for a 12 voice poly analog? So far it does sound nice imo.

Update: rumored MSRP will be about a grand. Note this is a rumor only, but there was mention it could be 10,000 SEK, which currently comes out to 1155.96. Some are guessing it might come in at under a grand if you do not include VAT.

View all parts here.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.


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