MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Audulus & Spectravibe Control Voltage Demo

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Endangered Audio Research Video

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"This video illustrates how to use the modulation input of the Spectravibe by creating control voltages with Audulus, a modular synthesizer programming environment for iOS, Mac, Windows, and Linux.

To pre-order Spectravibe at a discounted price see details at

To download a trial of Audulus for Mac, Windows, or Linux, go to:"

Mine Durusin - 16.7.2016. résonance

Published on Jul 24, 2016 Soo

résonance .Act

Shigekazu MINE



Live modular explorations. You can find previous posts featuring Kenji KONISHI and Durusin here. This appears to be the first to feature Hajime FUKUMA and Shigekazu MINE.

Elements and Rings

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Oren Levy

"Using Elements and Rings as the only sound sources."

Ochre Umber

"Two improvisations on the Akai Timbre Wolf, a somewhat infamous piece of closeout gear which marries a oddly powerful sequencer to 4 distinctly limited voices of drifting polyphony. These performances reflect my attempt to create something of interest within the constraints of this instrument's raw capacities. Recorded live; no overdubs; some delay, reverb and EQ applied during the mastering process. Recorded Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23, 2016. Official high temperature in Dallas, TX both days: 100º F.

released July 24, 2016"

This one sent in via an anonymous reader who had the following to say:

"Thought you may be interested. First recording of any substance I've encountered that uses the Akai Timbre Wolf (blech!) exclusively. Very Terry Riley-esque."

Every synth has something to offer.

Oberheim Matrix 12 , Roland JX-3p , Korg Mono/poly ...

Published on Jul 26, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"Korg Mono/poly , Mod Frequency MG2 , Vcf MG1 . Oberheim Matrix 12 multi patch filter resonance, FM amplitude mod , Roland JX-3p , env Filter , LFO mod , Env mod , Cross mod , Pitch Follow ..."

Korg Monotribe and KR-55 demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is of the Korg Monotribe analog synthesizer and Korg KR-55 analog drum machine. The Montribe's sequencer is clocked via the trigger out on the KR-55 (you have to change the polarity on the sync-in with the tribe to pull rather than push voltage for each trigger). Both signals are mixed on a Roland M-16E mixer with no EQ but the Monotribe being effected slightly with analog delay (Boss DM-2w). The stereo signal was then recorded onto my computer via the Roland Super UA audio interface.

You may notice some noise with the Monotribe; that is an issue I am currently looking into."

Expanding on a previous idea with the Make Noise 0-Coast

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"I just wanted to work out some things from a previous idea before I destroy this patch (I've got an upcoming ambient performance which will require a completely different, more mellow patching, than this current one.) Patch notes below:

• Make Noise Tempi into Sputnik Selector into Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas into the External/Balance IN of the Make Noise 0-Coast.

• 0-Coast using a rather complex patch, with the Slope in Cycle mode, into the Dynamics Input, and the Random Output into the Slope's Time Input (which is what creates the alternating fast/slow dynamics.)

• Mutable Instruments Braids into Warps, into Expert Sleepers Disting MK 3, then into Clouds via the Synthrotek 4 Channel Mixer (which also has the 0-Coast going into Clouds.)

• Mutable Instruments Rings going direct out into a cheap external mixer, then all recorded in stereo into Ableton Live with no additional effects, dubbing or other processing.

• 0-Coast, Braids and Rings sequenced with the Intellijel Designs Metropolis."

Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer RESTORED

via this auction

"This synthesizer came to us in “okay” condition and is now offered in 100% restored condition.

The keybed has been rebuilt with new bushings and excellent note contacts
Most 4000 series chips have been replaced with high grade Texas Instruments chips
Power supply modified with higher rated rectification to ensure longevity
All tuning components (op amps, capacitors, precision resistors) have been replaced with high grade compoennts where applicable
Completely calibrated
All ECO's performed"

Jomox Xbase 888 Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"For sale here is a Jomox Xbase 888 analog drum machine. These are getting rare and are discontinued from Jomox. Grab it now before these become legendary status and prices go up. This one is fully functional and in mint condition, includes original manual, power supply and even original box. It's an amazing sounding drum machine, deep deep bass, snappy snare and smooth hi hats. Lots of great programming capabilities. IMHO sounds better than the Xbase 999 and is a great way to get classic TR808 style sounds and programming but with much more range of sound and program flexibility."

Novation // Launchpad for iOS - Remix This Competition

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Launchpad for iOS

"Remix This Competition
Get Launchpad for iOS free here:
Learn more here:

About Launchpad
Launchpad for iOS has become one of the most successful music making apps for iOS. Used everyday by countless music makers and remixers across the globe, it lets you easily make and remix electronic music on your iPad or iPhone, then record and share your performances online.

Launch up to eight loops at a time using a special 8x6 version of the famous Launchpad grid. Experiment with ready-to-perform sessions from a variety of genres, download the hottest new Soundpacks to expand your collection, or make custom sessions with your own sounds on iPad.
Built-in time stretching and synchronisation keep your loops locked in time, whilst you use volume sliders and filters to control your mix on iPad, and dynamic filter, gater, stutter and delay FX on iPhone."

Akai Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer with Original Box

via this auction

"True analog 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer

Configurable as 4 mono synths, a 4-voice unison or a 4-voice polysynth

Independently customize the sound of each voice as you play

Gate trigger In/Out, for triggering your sequences via modular synths, vintage sequencers or external sound sources

32-step sequencer for each voice

Professional-quality 25-key custom Akai Pro keyboard"


Published on Jul 26, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the LEM (Galanti Group) Insta-Strings. Played with Korg SDD-3000 for delay effects and Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter.

The LEM Insta-Strings is a simple string machine from Italy. I did not search for it, I found it incidentally, I never heard of it before! It seems to be very rare. It has a cheesy string sound, but it surely has character - I love its sound. It has 4 free combinable presets: TUBA, TRUMPET and VIOLIN. Controls for ATTACK, DECAY, VOLUME and BALANCE. The latter is for the volume balance between left and right half of the keyboard (some kind of volume split). Tune knob."

Korg Volca FM - The Expert Guide by Tony Horgan for iBooks

iTunes: Korg Volca FM - The Expert Guide - Tony Horgan

"The essential guide to the Volca FM, created by the world’s leading Volca expert Tony Horgan. Across 170 pages, this interactive guide explains everything about the Volca FM, with easy-to-follow text, illustrations, photography and audio examples. Make rapid progress with the quick-start guides, then look deeper into the amazing Volca FM. Every control is covered in detail, FM synthesis is demystified, and all the parameters and algorithms are fully discussed and illustrated. Jump between sections using hyperlinks and take it at your own pace. From the author of the universally 5-star rated Korg Volca Beats - The Expert Guide, this is the perfect companion for all Volca FM users.

The full chapter list:
1. About this book
- Hello
- Get in touch
2. Quick-start guides
- How to select a sound
- How to edit a sound
- How to rename a sound
- How to save a sound
- How to select and play a pattern
- How to record a pattern
- How to save a pattern
- How to record a motion sequence
- How to chain patterns
- How to import Yamaha DX7 sounds
- How to clone sounds and patterns
3. What is FM synthesis?
- FM synthesis theory
4. Slider controls
- Transpose slider
- Velocity / Value slider
5. Program edit knobs
- Modulator & Carrier knobs (+ envelopes)
- LFO rate, LFO Pitch Depth
- Program / Param knob
- Algorithm knob
6. Program edit buttons
- Octave / Operator buttons
- Save / Export button
- Edit button
7. The arpeggiator
- About the arpeggiator
- Arp type knob
- Arp type chart
- Arp Div knob
- Arp Division chart
8. Tempo and volume
- Tempo knob
- Volume knob
9. Play, Record, memory & Func buttons
- Play / Active step button
- Record / Erase button
- Memory / Write button
- Func button
10. Keyboard functions
- Understanding the keyboard and LEDs
- Voice mode: Poly, Mono, Unison
- Chorus
- Arp On / Off key
- Tempo division
- Metronome
- Warp Active Step
- Transpose note
- Motion sequence keys
- Clear Active Step
- Clear All
11. Power
- Mains and battery power
- Auto Power Off
12. MIDI In
- MIDI: an overview
- MIDI cables
- Selecting the MIDI channel
- MIDI Control Change messages
- MIDI Control Change numbers
13. Sync In / Sync Out
- What is Sync?
- Changing Sync steps
- Changing Sync polarity
14. Headphone socket and speaker
- Audio connection and speaker
15. Parameters in brief
- Parameter list
- What are parameters?
- How to select and edit parameters
16. Parameters in detail
- Every parameter explained in detail
17. Algorithms
- Algorithms list
- Algorithms explained
- Full-page diagrams of every algorithm
18. System update
- How to update the firmware
19. Global parameters
- All global parameters explained"

Mutable Instruments Braids - Waveform Models Demo

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows some of the 42 waveform models in the Mutable Instruments Braids macro-oscillator Eurorack module. More Braids demos coming soon."

Synthi Filter Feedback

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Todd Barton

"This is another 'What If' patch. What if I just used two patch pins to get the Filter feeding back on itself, then used a few other patch pins and knobs to sculpt the sounds? Here is better audio of the exact same:"

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - Part #3 - MVM #40

Published on Jul 26, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse Monday episode number 40. Today we're going to scrolling through some of the Bass Station 2 Presets (51-70) and making some noise."

All parts here.

Arturia Announces Availability of KeyStep

Published on Jul 26, 2016 ARTURIA

"Discover a real-time performance made with 3 KeyStep, using Analog Lab software instrument (via USB), a MikroMonsta Polyphonic Synthesizer (via MIDI), and a DrumDokta module (via CV/GATE).

More info about KeyStep:"

MatrixBrute Introduction Tutorial: Episode 2 - The Oscillators

Published on Jul 26, 2016 ARTURIA

"The second episode of the MatrixBrute Introduction Tutorials unveils the oscillator section of our avant-garde synthesizer as well as its noise generator, audio modulations, paraphonic mode and duo-split mode. Discover the source of tomorrow's sound."

All parts here.

David Mitchell's Minimoog Restoration (by Synthpro)

Published on Jul 26, 2016 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is yet another minimoog restoration I have been working on, it came in sick and will be leaving happy and well.

If any of you have a minimoog model D that needs some help, feel free to contact me at (Note: that is an underscore in my e-mail)

or contact me at

Thanks for watching!

Take care,

PDX Modular on the Spot Event

via @ControlVoltage_

"PDX! This Thursday: Modular on the Spot comes to Cathedral Park. Come enjoy the sounds!!! #liveeurorackperformances"

Complex Quadrature LFOs With Ornament & Crime

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In addition to the handy Euclidean Rhythm functions, chord-generators and odd modulation sources we've examined in the past few weeks, Ornament & Crime can generate quadrature LFOs."

Modular Diary #Ambient by Jericho

Published on Jun 26, 2016 jericho2x2

Spotted on Horizontal Pitch who has an interview up with Jericho.

Playlist [description and patch notes below - note #Ambient3 is not live]:
Modular Diary #Ambient (Verbos Harmonic Oscillator, EURORACK)
Modular Diary #Ambient2 (Telharmonic, Harmonic Oscillator, EURORACK, Bitwig HALTMAL)
Modular Diary #Ambient4 Live Jam - Mutable Instruments Rings + Clouds
Modular Diary #Ambient5 Live Jam (Intellijel Rainmaker, Mutable Instruments Rings)

Descriptions and patch notes:

Modular Eurorack Piano jam (mutable instruments braids 1.8 HARMS & clouds)

Published on Sep 20, 2015 jericho2x2

"Weekend patch with the new Braids firmware 1.8. The new HARMS mode ist my new favorite synth model. It can almost sound like a piano at high notes. Sorry for the video, i had a hard time modulating and focus on the cam. Recorded in one take. Direct input camcorder.

Other sound sources:
Shapeshifter: Synth sound (from 0.13 onwards)
Braids in HARMS mode: Piano like sound from 1:14 onwards running through clouds in looping delay mode
Elements in ominous voice mode: Pad sound from 2:10 onwards

Main sequence by make noise Rene (+quantimoator in chord mode) and pressure points (pad sound)
Bastl instruments little nerd providing clocks (+expert sleepers ES3).

Drums, guitar loop and vocals from the DAW.
Big Sky and Red panda particle providing additional reverb and delay"

Modular abstract orchestra (Mutable Instruments Rings, make noise DPO, Eurorack)

Published on May 15, 2016

"Sunday Morning Eurorack patch.

Wogglebug stepped random voltages - quanitimator scale mode - dpo 1v/o and rings 1v/o.
dpo final out - rings in
wogglebug burst out - strike dpo
Clouds in looping delay mode with random gates for freezes
+ modulation by URA, MATHs and batumi"

Shapeshifter Dreams

Published on Apr 17, 2015 jericho2x2

"Some generative melodies from the Intellijel shapeshifter."

Arturia Microbrute - SECRET FILTER?????? idk

Published on Jun 26, 2016 Alfie Eastwick

"so for the ppl who cba watching the whole video if you push the switch halfway between LP and BP then you get a weird filter that sounds a bit low passy but less resonant and more vowel-like, ie it absolutely sounds like a guy going owowowow anyway yeah have fun"

via someone in the comments on YouTube:

"You are just routing the sound to both the LP and BP circuits. But somehow it sounds as if the Cutoff at the BP is offset relatively to that on the LP: thus the comb-filter type of sound... perhaps the HP and the BP have their relative cutoffs at the same value. Nevertheless, this is a very neat thing, and shouldn't be too difficult to mod the Brute so that this function can be accessed without strain on the switch."

John Bowen Synth Design Solaris Synthesizer SN 00251

via this auction

Clavia Nord Modular G2 Modular Synth Keyboard

via this auction

"Really amazing digital modular synth. Can be configured to emulate just about any synth, FM, additive, virtual analogue and many kinds of digital dap processes. It has sequencers and arpeggiators, and customisable delay and reverb effects. Very well supported at the forum, they have thousands of patches. It can be coaxed into sampling and do granular synthesis using some of the patches on there."

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder with Original Foot Pedals

via this auction

"For sale is a rare vintage Roland SVC-350 vocoder. It's fully functional and in excellent condition. A few minor scruffs but one of the nicer ones I've seen in a while. It has all the white slider caps, runs at 110v USA voltage and includes the rare footswitch. The SVC350 is similar to vocoder section in the VP330, but in a smaller rack form. Yet unlike the VP330, the SVC350 has graphic EQ section that allows you to shape the tone with more control than a VP330 does. This is a classic sounding vocoder, really awesome with vocals and synthesizers but especially cool when paired with drum machines, guitars and effects."

Vintage Handmade Synthesiser

via this auction

"Home brew synth from I guess the late seventies
I have not tried it out as I suspect it has issues
Everything appears there apart from patch leads that fit into holes on the top panel
I had ideas of building a modular from it but think it a work of art so I leave that decision to the next owner."

If anyone knows more about this one, let us know!

Restored Octave Cat Synthesizer Model 1853 with Kenton CV

via this auction

"Octave Cat Synthesizer model 1853 (the only modelt that is fully discrete).

with 700$ full restoration + new keybeds with proof and installed 125$ kenton CV module installed (gate/note filter)

Octave Cat Synthesizer model 1853 (the only modelt that is fully discrete).

with 700$ full restoration + new keybeds with proof and installed 125$ kenton CV module installed (gate/note filter)

even better bass than original minimoog
and more tweakable than odissey

sound like raw electricity.."

ARP 2600 synthesizer 123456

Published on Jul 26, 2016 grapesoda170

Update: pics and auction link:

SN 26265 via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Tiger Mask YAMAHA CS1x Synthesizer Review Demonstration

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Tiger mask No.8 M&M Tiger Entertainment

That's sparkle, right there.

Moon Theme (Duck Tales) QQQ Edit

Published on Jul 25, 2016 QQQ MUSIC

"My Arrangement of Duck Tale Moon Theme, featuring Pittburgh Modular Foundation, Moog Subphatty, Roland JU-06, and Logic's Ultrabeat (for the drums)"

Pittburgh Modular Foundation 3.1 / Korg sq-1 / Volca Sample

Published on Jul 8, 2016 QQQ MUSIC

"Just a fun jam learning on my new modular system"

Korg Volca Live Demos by QQQ MUSIC

Korg Volca Sample LIVE DEMO

Published on Jul 25, 2015 QQQ MUSIC

"Having fun with Korg's Digital Sample Sequencer.

Worth the price, though a bit difficult to record with."

Korg Volca Keys LIVE DEMO

Published on Jul 28, 2015 QQQ MUSIC

"A short improv with the volga keys. was shoveling today so forgive the dirt nails. Really impressed with the synth for the price, although it can be a bit unwieldy."

Korg Volca Sample + Monotron + King of the Hill

Published on Jun 12, 2016 QQQ MUSIC

"I made a fun King of the Hill jam with my toys :) Thanks for listening."

Tiny Patch Leads (Tinysizer, Minisizer, MicroBrute & Volca Beats Synth Jam) #TTNM

Published on Jul 26, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"IT's about time to patch up the Tinysizer and Minisizer together.

The Tinysizer plays a simple mono synth voice through its delay and reverb effects, with the CV sequence coming from the MicroBrute, which also sequences its own bass line and the Minisizer's chaotic FM sound. The Tiny and Mini also modulate each other a little bit. The Volca Beats provides drums and master clock."

Dino Sabatini on REAKTOR

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Native Instruments

"After his performance at Boiler Room x Native Instruments' 'Infinity Machine' with Dasha Rush, techno pioneer Dino Sabatini dropped by the sound studio to talk about his work with Reaktor.

Dino is giving away his unique Reaktor ensemble 'SAMPLE' in the User Library:"

Dawless Jamming by Jörg Schaaf of Radikal Technologies

Dawless Jamming Vol 1

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Jörg Schaaf

"I am using the Spectralis 2, an Accelerator, the Strymon Timeline delay and some eurorack modules (RT-451, Crossmodulated oscillators, VCAs and Envelopes).
All the drum and fx sounds in the Spectralis have been sampled from the eurorack system. Before starting my jam I spent a couple of hours in the creation of new kicks, snares, hihats and strange sounds. The Spectralis 2 hybrid synth does all the sequencer and bass sounds. I hope you enjoy the video!"

Update: The SoundCloud for the session:

Gotharman's anAmoNo X - The Single Analog Filter

Published on Jul 26, 2016 gotharman

"Today I am tweaking the single analog filter available for anAmoNo X. At the end of this video, I play back a beat, where the kick drum is made by the single filter, with sequencer controlled feedback."

Hawkeye - DAWless (first person synth perspective)

Published on Jul 26, 2016 Maelstroem3

"...presenting a completely DAW-less jam :-), only using the left hand to control patterns and synths - the right hand is holding the cam, so you see some first person synth perspective ;-).

I will try to put in some Youtube video text overlays to tell you what is going on... :-)

Gear used:
Alesis Andromeda - Lead Sequence #1
Commodore 64 SIDs in a MB6582 - Lead Sequence #2
Yamaha FS1r - Bass Sequence #1
Moog Little Phatty through Polivoks VCF - Bass Sequence #2
E-MU Ultra - Drums (unfiltered)
E-MU ESI 2000 through Schippmann Ebbe und Flut (drums - filtered)
HAMEG 80s Oscilloscope (Ebbe und Flut filtered drums view)
MIDIbox Sequencer V4 - patterns, unmuting/muting action

Hope you liked it and thanks for watching and listening!
Hawkeye/Maelstroem Records"

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."

Part 1 here.


Published on Jul 26, 2016 Jan Sundström

Electro Harmonix Mini Synthesizer for iPad

Published on Jul 25, 2016 pantsofdeath

Mini Synthesizer for iPhone - Electro-Harmonix
iPad version: Mini Synthesizer - Electro-Harmonix

"From It also has a single VCO with only one waveform -pulse- and an octave divider (dividers almost always produce square waves, as is the case here). The pulse wave has a dedicated LFO for PWM, controlled by the Phasing switch and the Phase Rate slider. (PWM is electronically easy to do and many manufacturers pretend that their PWM circuit is really a phase shifter). This is run through a filter that can be made to be a real phase shifter! The envelope controls on this filter are deceptively simple: you set the frequency at key down and the frequency at key up and the amount of time it takes to change from one to the other as a key is pressed/released.

The filter has a resonance (Q) switch and a 2x switch that raises one (but not both) of the frequencies being emphasized by an octave or so. The result sounds like (and probably is, although I don't have a schematic) a real phase shifter. Finally, there is a VCA and an effects processor. The effects processor is an analog delay line, with the usual echo controls, and I believe it is only available on the later units. Early ones don't have either the delay line or the strip above the keyboard that works like a ribbon to produce performer-controlled glide.

Between the bizarre filter and the fact that it likes to play notes below middle C - way below - I think this makes an excellent bass machine for serious analog junkies, although the lack of ability to do a percussion envelope will probably rule it out for Techno use."

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