MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Microbe Modular Alternate Equation Composer Firmware for Mutable Instruments' Braids

via Microbe Modular

"A port of the Braids Firmware to the Equation Composer, by Mathieu Routhier

Inspired by VIznut's 'Algorithmic symphonies from one line of code' and the BitWiz Audio Synth, the Equation Composer creates a wide range of gritty, 8-bit sounding melodies, waveforms, and noise. The module is organized into CV selectable 'programs', where each program can act like a unique synthesizer.

Internally, the Equation Composer is based on the powerful Arduino Due. Although the module has been built to be enjoyed 'as-is', there's a prominent USB jack on the front for updating the firmware and the software is open source. 14 extra pins have been brought to an expansion header on the rear. The Arduno code itself is modular, allowing various software 'modules' to be strung together into 'programs' that act like individual synths. (Re-programming is recommended for advanced developers and requires some C++.)"

You'll find the download and demos here.

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Synth SN 1232

via this auction

Vermona PERfourMER MKII

via this auction

Elka Synthex

via this auction

Man In Suit Making Music With A Modular Synthesizer

\Published on Aug 16, 2016 The Internet Legend

"Herbert Midgley, the Internet Legend, is the Man In Suit Making Music With A Modular Synthesizer!

Watch it, it does compute!

THE RISE OF THE ROBOTS now On Amazon Prime! Free for streaming for Prime Members or .99 to rent! What a deal!"

Roland System 100m

Roland JP8000 (Patches Part 2)

Published on Aug 16, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration of the Patch presets included with the JP8000 synthesiser.

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

Part 1 here.

Yamaha TX81Z FM Synthesizer Demo #3 Alpha Wave

Published on Aug 16, 2016 gstormelectro

"This demo is a multi-track rendition using only the Yamaha TX81Z FM synthesizer as a sound source for great vibes. All custom FM patches including drums, no factory presets. Some of the sounds are available on my blog, new ones will be available soon. Effects used: Big Sky, Timefactor, and RE-20 Space Echo.

Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016


One of a Kind Prototype Green Moog Little Phatty Stage II SN 9931

via this auction

This is the Green Little Phatty in the video below. More pics follow after the video.

"Moog Little Phatty Stage II Plus Green. This is a one of a kind prototype. The only one out there with the white Moog logo instead of the black (they called those Toxic Phatty's and they were a limited run.) Not modded or customized, this is from the factory. This seems to be the 'test' model to see which color worked best for that limited run of Toxic Phattys. Has all the stage two options, CV in and out, plus the lighted mod wheel with LFO rate flashing. Gorgeous green lights on the front and that sweet green with white logo back plate. Comes with original box, original manual and power cord. Hate to sell, but I can't keep them all. Needs a good caring home that loves this green goddess."

MoogFest (Why are we not playing at?) by Synthetic Things

Published on Apr 20, 2014 SyntheticThings

"All in good fun and love for Moog we've put together this Synthetic Things music video for the new song called "MoogFest (Why are we not playing at?)". It's a tribute, and a plea for next year, not a slam or accusation of Moog, or MoogFest. To be honest, we're so excited that Moog has taken this event back under their control. It's an amazing festival of synth nerd mega geek out awesomeness. That's why we want to play even more than before.

Check out more music at

We actually started this band almost exclusively to play at MoogFest because we are such synth geeks, and it would mean a lot to us. This is a tribute as much as a plea.

Gear used:
Moog Voyager running through Mooger Foogers: MF-103 Phaser, MF-104m Delay, MF-107 FeqBox, CP-251, VX-351 - For glide riffs.
Moog Little Phatty, Green w/ white logo (one of a kind). - Intro FX, Happy Synth, pad line, and bass extras.
DSI Tempest - All drums.
Elektron Analog FOUR - Bass riff & Synth hit pattern.
Moog MiniTaur - Big modulated bottom.
AniMoog - Pad line double.
Alesis Andromeda: Big Wet Arp FX
Boss SE-70 controlled by a Moog SubPhatty - Vocoder.

Special Thanks to Pete Carty, Chris Martin, Trey Counce, and Jim Rogers."

Minimoog Model D Reissue

Published on Aug 16, 2016 SYNTH GURU
Update: HD version Re-Published on Aug 23, 2016

"showing some Minimoog D Reissue sound patches.As requested by someone i've converted to an higher resolution
guests: Vintage Minimoog D and SQ1 analog sequencer"

"showing some Minimoog D Reissue sound patches.
guests: Vintage Minimoog D and SQ1 analog sequencer"

Make Noise 0-Coast Dubstep Bass

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Recreating a Dubstep bass tutorial I created 8 years ago with Native Instruments Massive, we look at using the Make Noise 0-Coast modular synthesizer to create expressive wobble bass."

AQA Elektrix Modular Case with new VCO Session 1

Published on Aug 16, 2016 AQA ElektriX

Patch 6: Mutable Instruments' Elements melodic patch

Published on Aug 16, 2016 biologik

"Mutable Instruments Elements and Moog Sub-37"

Keyboard Magazine Interview with Dave Smith

"When it comes to how keyboard players make music, Dave Smith may be the most influential person alive. His early experiments building sequencers led to his first company, Sequential Circuits, releasing the first programmable polyphonic slab synth, the Prophet-5. His work on wavetable and vector synthesis in the Prophet-VS was reborn in the enduring Korg Wavestation. His Seer Systems Reality is widely acknowledged as the first commercially available 'professional' soft synth. And though he tells the story more modestly, it’s acceptable shorthand to say that he invented MIDI."

You'll find the interview at Keyboard Magazine here.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Atticus Ross | The Sound of Almost Holy

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Moog Music Inc

"Academy Award winning composer Atticus Ross ('The Social Network', 'Gone Girl') is a master of enhancing the art of storytelling with the power of emotionally reflexive sound design. Explore Atticus’s creative mind and stacked home studio as he scores his latest project, the gripping documentary film 'Almost Holy'. The film is set for digital release today:

'Almost Holy' EP available on Sacred Bones:

Listen to the result of Ross's work, the texturally captivating piece 'Wild Moose', composed with Leopold Ross shortly after receiving a Moog System 55 here:

Almost Holy 'Wild Moose'

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Animal Media Group

"Get the film & soundtrack now!

Almost Holy was directed by Steve Hoover
Music by Atticus Ross and Leopold Ross
Taken from 'Almost Holy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'"

Launchpad for iOS // v3.0 Now in full colour - make & remix music

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Launchpad for iOS

Launchpad for iOS // V3.0 Live Performance

"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.

About Blocs
The Blocs team grew out of Focusrite / Novation, where they were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware and the Launchpad for iOS app. They are now based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London. Learn more about us here:
Get Launchpad for iOS here for free:
Get Blocs Wave for iOS here:"

The Moog Memorymoog Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Aug 16, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

See this post for Marc's demo and general overview of the Memorymoog being raffled by the Bob Moog Foundation.

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Memorymoog oscillators.
Please support Automatic Gainsay!"

01-The Moog Memorymoog-Part 1: Oscillators
02-The Moog Memorymoog-Part 2: Filter
03-The Moog Memorymoog Part 3: Sync
04-The Moog Memorymoog Part 4: Voice Modulation Part 1
05-The Moog Memorymoog Part 5: Voice Modulation Part 2
06-The Moog Memorymoog Part 6: Mono Mode
07-The Moog Memorymoog Part 7: LFO
The Moog Memorymoog Part

Strum - Modular Patch

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Richard Devine

This was a patch experiment using the new Mutable Instruments Rings/Clouds Modules, and trying to create strumming/plucking guitar like sounds within a patch. The inspiration came from playing around with the Clouds Parasites 1.3 alternate firmware running in the Resonator mode highlighting the 'scatter' (or strum) function. The master clock was the Tiptop Circadian Rhythms module, taking the first 4 outputs into my Nord Drum 2 for the Kick, snare, closed and open hi-hats. From there the clock output from the CR was multiplied and then sent to the Modcan Touch Sequencer. First row output from the TS was sent to the intellijel Shapeshifter creating a two note baseline sequence that comes in at 1:58. The second sequence Row2 output from the TS was sent to the "ALM Akemie's Castle" module OSC A output using the chord function, that comes in at 25 seconds. The gates from the modcan where set to a 16th's pulse sequence. Modulation from the synthesis technology E102 Quad Temporal Shifter output 1 modulating the Multiplier input on Operator 1. The 2, 3 and 4 outputs from the E102 where also modulating the Operator 2, 3, and 4 inputs on the Akemie's Castle. This was creating the harmonic timbre changing as the sequence was playing.
The slowly evolving sweeping noise textures that come in at 1:09 is from the Music Thing Radio Music module. The sample was a white noise sampled lightly filtered and then sent to the intellijel HexVCA with the amplitude CV control via a Intellijel Dixie modulating from slow to high rates (free running). The Make Noise Rene was being externally clocked from the Circadian Rhythm, and was sending out a quantized output to the Mutable Instruments Clouds pitch input creating the chord guitar sequence. The strum sounds on Clouds was played by the 4ms QCD running in 32th division output into the Trigger input. The freeze input was also triggered by a Ladik R-110 Random clock module. The combination of the two created the trill chord like strums.

The bass guitar tone sound that comes in at 1:24 are from the MakeNoise Mysteron, that is being sequenced by the Modcan Touch Sequencer, Row Output 3 was programmed in the same key but a lower octave. The "Rings" module was creating slow attack soft high pitched chords in reverb that come around 2:50. There was additional processing of the Clouds output that was sent into the Tiptop ZDSP module running the "Halls of Vahalla" card program 8 "Ginnungagap" creating the high pitch octave deep reverb shimmer effects. The harmonic slow swells that come in at 3:30 where created using another intellijel Dixie oscillator sine output running into an Strymon "Big Sky" pedal being harmonically controlled by an intellijel µScale V1. The output was being played slowly then processed using the "Choral" mode, creating the slow shimmer swells. The entire mix was sent into the Eventide Space pedal using the "Corridors" patch.

Download the free track here:
Mutable Instruments Rings :
Clouds Parasites firmware:"

Oberheim Two Voice (2 Voice) Vintage Analog Synth with Mods

via this auction

"Up for grabs is an Oberheim Two Voice (TwoVoice / 2Voice / 2 Voice) analog synth in amazing condition. All the knob caps are present. The synth has been recently calibrated, the oscillators are stable, and track well.

There are some interesting and very useful mods to this particular example.

headphone out: This is a stereo jack split with the L SEM on the L jack and the R SEM on R jack.
CV, Filter CV, Gate for SEM 1 and SEM 2
Clock In for the sequencer."

DinSync RE-303 into T-Rex Replicator

Published on Jun 10, 2016 phono1337

"Nordic analog synths into Nordic analog effects"

Minimal Drone

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2012 Michael Rucci

"Minimal drone synthesizer. Three oscillators modulating each other, with the first tuned extremely low to add more interesting rhythmic drones.
Case is carved from a single piece of found wood."

via @carolinezoids aka Caroline Swords

"Another @mikerucci gorgeous handmade #synth: "Minimal Drone", with carved case: … @matrixsynth"

The Roland SH-3: Sample and Hold

Published on Aug 16, 2016 mootbooxle

"This was my first analog synthesizer. I got it when I was 15 years old! For whatever reason, I've never demonstrated it. Here's a fun demo of the Sample and Hold function, which allows you to sample either sine, sawtooth, ramp, or noise (random). It can be very musical!"


Published on Aug 16, 2016 ux256


Access Virus TI with Custom Colored Moog Style Knobs & Upgrades

via this auction

"Up for sale is a customized access virus TI rack with the following modifications:

*Internal op-amps were upgraded to hi-spec LM4562 type.
*Knobs where changed for color coordination of synth sections.
*Power adapter was upgraded for modern 3A 12v dc quiet type.

I also added white rack ears. The original wood ends are included with screws in case you do not want to rack this up."

ARP 2600 SN 26843 with 3620 Keyboard SN 36782R

via this auction


via this auction

GenoQs Octopus Sequencer

via this auction

Behringer DeepMind12 DCO FM

DM12 - DCO FM Published on Aug 16, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Been having making presets for the DM12 (full bank to come in the final version) and starting to get some FM tones which it definitely wasn't designed for. It's not an FM based synth nor are DCOs known for anything to do with FM but there's still some cool overtones to be had playing with mod matrix to create some FM. I'm using the LFO at audio rate which also track note number to create the overtones and keep them musical across the keyboard."

Moog Slim Phatty - Exploring the Presets - Part #3 - MVM #43

Published on Aug 16, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

All parts here.

"What's up everyone, Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be sitting down with one of my favorite synthesizers, The Slim Phatty. So let's plug in the keyboard, scroll through some patches, and turn some knobs.

This is part #3 in this series, check out the first two if you missed it.

The Moog Slim Phatty is no longer in production. Visit to view their current line of products."

The Guru Meditation

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Trübüla

"A Lazy 'Ferragosto' afternoon recording

All played live with the Moog Mother 32 and the Make Noise System Cartesian use the Keith Mcmillen Qunexus.

The Reverb is by the ZCat Big Reverb Ti and the Delay by the Electro Harmonix Memory Boy. Recorded by a Zoom H4n.

'LapTop Free'"

Stekker 2016: Dato Duo - A Synth For Two

Published on Aug 16, 2016 sonicstate

Modular Monthly: Medic Modules Defibrillator

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Future Music Magazine

"We delve into the sonic beast that is the Defibrillator from Medic Modules, exploring its characterful take on the MS-20 filter controls."

Jam on the Game of thrones theme with Patchblocks and volca

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Matthieu Poupinet

Buchla Music Easel and BOSS RC-505 Recording Test #2

All parts here.


Published on Aug 16, 2016 BEHRINGER

"Behringer 12 Voice poly ARP & SEQ demonstration"

All parts here.

Interstellar Traveler (Streichfett,Minilogue,Volca Sample,Volca FM x2)

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Metatron's Cube

Gear list:
Korg Minilogue + Strymon BigSky
Korg Volca FM + TC Electronics HoF reverb (plate reverb)
Korg Volca FM + Digitech Supernatural reverb (more plate reverb)
Waldorf Streichfett + Arturia Keystep
Korg Volca Sample
Zoom R24 (Recording)
Presonus Studio One (mix and master)
Sony Action Cam (video recording)
Kden Live (Video Editing)
No Man's Sky (all extra added footage)"

"It seems we hit 1000 subscribers today while rendering out this video, space music for all! Thank you everyone for the support, no matter if you are a new or old subscriber! Have a great week everyone, thank you for watching and listening!"

Patch n Tweak

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