MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Rhythm of Time - Mini Documentary Featuring Knobcon & STG Soundlabs' Suit & Tie Guy

The Rhythm of Time from Schmüdde on Vimeo.

One of the best in the business.

Update: you can find The Rhythm of Time website with a cool little programmable online sequencer here:

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Novation Circuit Sample Flip Out

Published on Aug 17, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Finally updated my Circuit to 1.3 and the new Sample Flip function is awesome! Here is an extreme example on what you can do using only four drum tracks while taking advantage of the Sample Flip mode. This was not rehearsed, nor was there any processing outside of the Circuit. I also still don't remember what sample is on what pad, so the jam is pretty raw. Hope you enjoy!"

Moog Music Finishing the Last Two Moog System 55s

via @moogmusicinc

"Finishing up the last two System 55s. #moogfactory #modularsynth"

Sequential Prophet VS Synthesizer "Vector 4"

Published on Aug 17, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Vector Synthesizer from the year 1986
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

Dave Smiths masterpiece and for me one the best synthesizers ever. Digital oscillators and analog filter/amp, arpeggiator and unique sound chraracter."

Single Channel Test on Novation Circuit

Published on Aug 17, 2016 pselodux

"Here's a quick experiment; I got the idea from my nanoloop work—and chiptunes in general—where one channel can handle a lot of different sounds at once.

Some notes:
The parameter changes aren't quite as instant as I thought they'd be, so I've tried to hack it by adjusting some of the parameters on the step before they're supposed to sound in full. This does result in some "leaks", but it's an interesting effect :D

The custom patch for this can be found here:

Macro controls are as follows:
1: at 0, enable melodic sound osc 2; 1–127 is for bassdrum/percussion osc 1, with varying amounts of pitch envelope modulation
2: Noise level, for snare
3: Cutoff for noise/osc 2
4: Resonance and filter envelope amount for noise/osc 2
5: Amplitude decay/release
6: Wave index for osc 2—analog tri/saw preset
7: Ring mod amount
8: Chorus level"

FSFX 103 Lopass Gate

Free State FX: Lopass Gate - Rhythmic Demo

Published on Aug 11, 2016 freestatefx

"Free State FX is excited to announce the release of our new FSFX 103: Lopass Gate module in MU format. We started with the Buchla 292C schematic, and Phil Petschke of Megaohm aided in the design of the unique resonance circuit. The result expands upon the possibilities of the original Lopass Gate by incorporating a new resonance/feedback circuit capable of self oscillation and waveshaping.

Of the initial 20 unit production run, only six remain. $220 plus shipping. Order today!


Vactec VTL5C3/2 Vactrol for classic sound and response
Can be used as a VCF, VCA, or both
FM Input with Inverting Level Control
dotcom Power Header
All thru-hole PCB components (no SMD)
Shallow - module depth only 1.75"
1/4" Switchcraft Jacks"

Live @ OTM

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Rychard Cooper

"Rychard Cooper performing at 'One Track Mine'.
May 14th, 2016"

Live @ OTM

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Rychard Cooper

"Matt Pogue performing at 'One Track Mine'.
May 14th, 2016"

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 Synthesizer SN 01068

via this auction

Bastl Instruments Bitranger Through an Oscilloscope

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Brian Comnes

"nothin fancy just tracking the CV out from CV out and Conn2"

"Dupont Cable female to 3.5mm TRS male adapters like this are about $1.50 on eBay"

Yamaha TX802 & Animoog & Pure Data Jam

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Ariel Raguet

iTunes: Animoog - Moog Music Inc.

"Ariel Raguet

TX802 8 TKS 00044

Yamaha TX802 & Animoog Jam
Pure Data random notes and sysex generators

iPod Touch 4
Zoom MS-70CDR
Lenovo ThinkPad T430
Cakewalk Sonar Artist
Behringer X802"

DIY Synthesizer - Experimenting with Effects

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Trance Zero Space

"This is a rough demonstration of a home-made synthesizer named the 'ESL i-Lander.' The synth is a combination of purposely short-circuited electronics from a toy keyboard and parts from a MIDI keyboard that utilize iPad effects synthesis. iPad programs used are Audiobus, Loopy (to create loops from the audio of the ESL i-Lander), Turnado by Sugar Bytes (MIDI effects synthesis), and Cubasis (the DAW recording all audio)."

DIY Synthesizer

Published on Aug 14, 2016

"Making sounds with a home-made synthesizer that is a combination of purposely short-circuited electronics from a toy keyboard and parts from a MIDI keyboard that utilize iPad effects applied to the short-circuited sounds. Toggle switches, a big button, and a small reset button were applied to the new, short-circuit sounds of the toy keyboard electronics."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synth with Original Box, Manuals & Pouch

via this auction

Tiptop Audio Z DSP with Custom Black Panel

via this auction

"This Z-DSP is fully functional and in Mint condition. Included are the Dragon Fly Delay and Halls of Valhalla Cartridges.
Fitted with a custom black panel. Original panel is included as well.

The Z-DSP is an open-source, cartridge-based, digital sound processing and generating platform for your modular synthesizer. The Z-DSP has a stereo DSP processor with 24-bit sampling, 15khz of bandwidth, smooth voltage controlled parameters, and has the ability to be programmed - all in a Eurorack format. While the Z-DSP cannot compete with the processing power found on personal computers, it does provide direct control of the DSP hardware and has a unique set of features aimed at the manipulation of digital effects. With the Z-DSP, digital audio can be bent, stretched, deformed, and distorted by interacting with your modules; something personal computers just can't do.

The Z-DSP interface includes VC digital parameters, VC Mix/Dry, manual and sequential program switching, and a pair of VC feedback loop paths with exposed patch points that let you insert the rest of your modular into the DSP process. The Z-DSP lets you go far beyond ordinary processing, breaking the rules and allowing you to patch right into the heart of the DSP chip through the clock input, allowing for some digital madness and creative sound design.

Width: 28HP
Depth: 59mm
Consumption: 130 mA +12V / 36 mA -12V"

Touchplate Keyboard demo 2

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Randy Piscione

Almost had Close Encounters going there.

"Bit of improv on some Eurorack stuff. The Verbos Touchplate keyboard is tricky to play like a piano player but fun to play as a sort of percussion thing. The first bit of noodling uses the top squares to play the Phenol and then the bass, which is a single Befaco Even VCO sine running into an Abstract Data Reactive Shaper. 3 different LFOs modulate the three CV inputs of the Reactive Shaper. Gives a nice growl to a single sine. There is no filter. A Ladik EG, Ladik VCA and Bastl ABC finish things off. After showing the individual sounds, the Anushri drums are brought in."


Published on Aug 17, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Breaking in the new case with the MPC 5000 into Ladik MIDI to gate.

Kick: Basimilus Iteritas
Hats: Erico Pico VCO into Streams
Snare: Ataraxic Translatron into Streams
Voice1: Dixie II into Polaris and then Clouds.
Voice2: Dixie II FM'd by Braids into 4MS DLD channel 1
Voice3: Dixie II into WMD/SSF MMF into 4MS DLD channel 2
Bass: Sinc Iter with morph modulated by URA.

Gates from MPC 5000 create rhythmic pattern, and are fed into Ornaments and Crimes where pitch CV is generated.

Envelopes from Quadra."

New Moog Minimoog Model D Demonstration

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Synth City

"Moog was able to arrange a a little time with a new Minimoog Model D, and Synth City product specialist Wesley is excited to discuss the extended modulation capabilities. Enjoy some more unusual approaches to using the Minimoog in this video demonstration."

Korg MS20 & Digitech Whammy WH-4

Published on Aug 17, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"MS20 mk1 - Whammy

No further processing used except for normalisation."

"Analog Hybrid Sketch 410"

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

DSI Sequential Prophet-6 & Korg M3.

Overbridge Guide for Ableton Live & Analog Four (English & Español)

Published on Aug 12, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"This is how I use my Analog Four in Ableton Live, when I just want to use it as a synth module.

Esto es como uso mi Analog Four en Ableton Live, cuando quiero emplearlo como modulo de sonidos puramente.

Overbridge and Analog Four OS Download Links:

Music by: Ghostape & Jacques Mongrel

Made with Elektron Analog Four & Ableton Live"

Vintage Roland Juno-1 SN 656655 with Original Box & Foot Pedal

via this auction

Yamaha CS10 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 9827

via this auction

"Here we have for sale a Yamaha CS 10 - a glorious and huge sounding Analogue BEAST. HAS BEEN Fully checked-out by my Technician and the Oscillators are re-calibrated, VCOs, VCFs, VCAs all EXCELLENT! Recently has been replaced with some new VCA chips (Original Yamaha PARTS) because those are more stable but that's about it (See Invoice on Last IMAGE)."

Pocket Operator Hip Hop with Yamaha Reface CP - PO-14 Sub, PO-20 Arcade

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Matt Greer

"Funky Electro Hip Hop beat produced with Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators (PO-14 & PO-20) and the Yamaha Reface CP.

'Faxt' by Robots Against Children

Hi all,

So I was sitting in my office/studio faxing a stack of papers to some folks that are helping me buy my new house. The fax was taking forever so I grabbed my little PO-14 Sub and starting writing little beats. The fax got through but I didn't notice because I just kept right on jamming and in time, worked out this chain of patterns.

I then grabbed the PO-20 Arcade with the hopes of adding some leads or drones but the 8-bit sound just wasn't mixing right so all it ended up supplying was the hi-hat.

Then I ran the output of both into my Yamaha Reface CP's "aux" input and just put together a few vibey leads to pull it together. Then I'm outputting from the headphone jack on the CP on into the trusty Tascam DR-05.

Just a down a dirty exercise really so it's short and to the point but I'm pretty pleased with the results of these three pieces of kit. Very raw and not really elegant at all but they do their jobs well."

Cerati "Puente" Cover x AtomoSynth Mochika X3

Published on Aug 17, 2016 atomolab

Cerati "Puente" Cover, all sounds are made with the mochikaX3 except from drums, multitrack recorded in cubase"

Ju-X Frosting Instructional Demos

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Juno Ju-X

"First instructional demo video for Frosting, a new beat repeater/freezer plugin by Ju-X.

Compatible with all major audio effect formats, AU, VST, AAX for Mac and Win. Available at:

(Background Photo by Brian Chan.)"

Frosting Instructional Demo Two


Published on Aug 17, 2016 VintageShopVideo

via this auction

"Up for sale is very rare soviet analog vocoder synthesizer that was manufactured in early
90`s in the USSR. One of the two vocoder models ever produced in the USSR, Elektronika EM-26 portable vocoder is intended for synthesis the voice or external signals, has internal strings ton-generator, analyzer-synthesizer, modulations and vocoder effects. Device due to it`s architecture and parts has unique sound and can produce variety of analog vocoder effects! (check the Demo section below photoes)
The synth is in excellent working condition, fully tested and works as it should.

Control panel include 4 sections: VIBRATO, VOCODER, STRINGS and LEVEL,
also it has a panel real time transpose and other controls.
VIBRATO section has sliders - accent, depth and rate
VOCODER - chorus knobs (on, mode), mic/vocoder level
STRINGS - on/off, level, violin/cello, sustain
LEVEL - mic, line A, line C
Keyboard PANEL: main level, pitch, interval, octave, pitch bend
CONNECTION (TRS 1/4 "jacks"): mic in (preamplified), line A (not amplified), line C (carrier input), phones, output, pedal.

The mains power of the unit is 220 volts.
For 110/127v countries I`ll include voltage converter."

AQA ElektriX Dual Euro Rack Synthesizer Modules plus new VCO in our AQA S.E. Case... Great Trance St

Published on Aug 17, 2016 AQA ElektriX

"AQA ElektriX Dual Euro Rack Synthesizer Modules plus new VCO in our AQA S.E. Case...
Great Trance Style Patch by Dr. MODULAR"

See the AQA ElektriX channel for more.

Summer Updates From Madrona Labs

via Madrona Labs

"Summer updates: all the things

Hello from the Labs! A few months of quiet work on the foundations of things is wrapping up, and I'm feeling certain enough about it to give you a preview. I'm updating the core library behind Aalto, Kaivo and the new Virta for compatibility and stability.

Text handling has gotten an overhaul to allow for use of Unicode in patch names and registrations. If your name is Фёдор, or 郎, or you want to name your patch, say, デトロイトテクノ, we've got you covered.

Compatibility with Gatekeeper on Mac is getting added via a new licensing system that should be very easy to use. Because of the need to change the website for this, all the plugins are switching over to the new license code at once within a few weeks. It's a big change that should make deploying new versions easier for me, and should also make life easier for all users of the software.

Timing problems affecting Reaper and a Virta problem I introduced with version 1.0.2 are also getting fixed. Stay tuned for news about this big release.

Summer sale: all plugins 30% off

All plugins are now on sale through September 1. Visit the website, and use the code BEACONHILL on the product pages for a 30% discount on Aalto, Kaivo or the new, never-before-on-sale Virta.

Summer music in Seattle

I hope summer is treating you well, and that you're taking some time to enjoy the company of friends and good music. Here in Seattle, our season kicked off with a rare treat, a memorable, performance from experimental composer and long-time Aalto player Bob Ostertag. We did a last-minute renegade in the park, and the scene was like some cosmic garden party. Here’s a little video.

Bob plays the Aalto from Madrona Labs on Vimeo.

Bob Ostertag renegade show in Seattle, June 7, 2016

The Seattle Music Machines Salon is a monthly electronic music discussion group, sponsored by Madrona Labs. We meet the first Friday of every month, and generally someone presents on an aspect of electronic music. Last month we just had an open “patching circle” and modular show-and-tell. Lots of modular, monomes and some vintage digital beasties were brought out. Here’s a clip of the fun."

SMMS patching circle, August 2016 from Madrona Labs on Vimeo.

New faces and old friends, antique digital and modern analog.

Dreamsofwires retrospective album promo

Published on Aug 17, 2016 DreamsOfWires

Some tracks from this channel are available on bandcamp. I'm terrible at self-promotion, but I'm hoping this will help fund replacing my equipment, so that I can continue making music for this channel and record an album. I've got some ideas and works-in-progress for an album, it'll be along similar lines to my more minimalist recordings, rather than the predominantly busy, 70's-sounding stuff on this collection. Hopefully it'll be more original and personal.

Thank you to those who have already purchased some of my music, I sincerely appreciate it. Thank you also to those who have followed my channel over and last couple of years and your encouraging words - it's genuinely helped me to keep going."

Mattson Mini Modular System for Sale

via this auction

"For sale a Mattson Mini Modular, hand made by master synth builder George Mattson. The MMM circuitry is 99% based on the classic EML 100
It has a very "vintage" analog tone...unlike a lot of modern eurorack modulars. This synth plays well with most eurorack modular gear that I've used. The MMM comes with:
2x vco
2x filter
16 step sequencer, and sequencer expander
MIDI to cv
2x envelope generators
2x vca
Sample and hold
Utility 1 modual
Cv mixer
Noise generator
Cv buffer mixer
Vca /ring modulator
All in a beautiful walnut case."

Jomox Xbase 888

via this auction

Korg PolySix New KLM-367 - Serviced

via this auction

"Korg Polysix for sale. An amazing 6 Voice Analog Synth featuring real VCO's and an SSM Chipset. There's a great organic quality to this synth that only the subtle detuning of VCO's can do. The SSM filter has so much character. On board real Analog Chorus, Phaser and Ensemble coupled with one of the biggest Unison modes ever!

Very good condition for it's age and just serviced. Everything works perfectly. A new KLM-367 Voice Assigner PCB was installed by the Polysix guru Old Crow (Scott Rider). This is the board that most commonly fail do to battery leakage. On to the new PCB there is also a replaceable coin battery for trouble free service in the future.

The Polysix has been tuned and calibrated. The internal power supply has also been serviced with new filter capacitors for quiet operation and long life. Key contacts cleaned and new key bushing installed. New power cord.

There are some scratches here and there and a little chipping on the sides but nothing bad."

New CEM3340 VCO Eurorack Module Coming from nonlinearcircuits

via nonlinearcircuits

"I generally prefer to use generic components for new designs, but couldn't resist making a module for the newly re-released CEM3340 VCO IC.

This is very much based on the Aries AR-338 PMS VCO, which features phase modulated sync and a pan-pulse output. The AR-338 used a SSM2030, so it was not too hard to modify the sub-sections to suit the CEM3340. As you can see, for such a feature rich VCO, there are not all that many components."

The back of the panel.

New Rimples Eurorack Module Coming from nonlinearcircuits

via nonlinearcircuits

"A ring modulator with a phase locked loop to do the modulating! The PLL can be set to lock tightly, loosely or not at all with the incoming signal. What could go wrong?"

The Invention of Air

Published on Aug 9, 2016 steveHmusic

"This impromptu performance features Jordan Rudess on the Roli and GeoShred app with Steve H playing the Zendrum controlling his Eurorack Mutable Instruments Rings modules."

via discchord

One of a Kind Roland SH-3?

Check out the update in this post.

A beat on the Linn 9000 by Jordan Passmore

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this video I am adjusting and recording a beat on the Linn 9000 (a proto-MPC that does drums, sampling and MIDI sequencing). I adjust the tuning of some of the sounds (all stock sounds, no user samples) and adjust their levels to allow you to get a good idea of the sound of the Linn. No effects were used."

Live Jam #47 - Electro / Downtempo / Ambient - Korg er-1, Microkorg, Microbrute, eurorack

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Monotrail

"Started this jam with a simple clocked random melodic patch on the modular, and couldn't resists making a nice ambience around it. A little space exploration.


Patch description:

Microbrute is the very recognizable slow gliding baseline. Microkorg plays the chords. Volca sample the steady kick and little wup. Korg er-1 the second kick and hats/noise/snare. Akai apc key 25 is triggering midi clips via Ableton, and two samples from freesound. The modular has a nice simple patch for the random high notes. Main voice is a Dixie II sine through the MMG. A fast sine from Peaks through a vca opened by a random voltage is modulating the Dixies fm. The melody comes from a clocked Doepfer a156 dual quantizer fed with a stepped random voltage from the MFB dual lfo, which in turn is modulated with a slow random voltage from Peaks.

Stuff used:
Korg Volca Sample, Korg Microkorg, Arturia Beatstep Pro, Arturia Microbrute, Akai APC key 25 and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power

Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay"

VGM #83: Sky Chase Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Ace Waters

"I had other plans for this weeks song. Plans I am working on right now for a future VGM. But Jake Slate commented that he was hoping for another classic Sonic cover, and I decided to honor that request. The idea of doing a super chilled out rendition of Sky Chase Zone just kind of took over. Sometimes you follow inspiration. Also, just want to let you all know I read your comments and I take note of all the requests I get. I can't always make it happen, and a lot of them will get forgotten about, but I look to them for inspiration, and when I find it, I follow it."

A DISTANT PAST 11082016 // MicroBrute, Zoom MS-70 CDR & Freesound samples

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Computing.Sound

"Arturia Microbrute plus Zoom MS-70CDR at the center of this piece.
The Doepfer modular in the background provides additional modulation.

I also used a bunch of CC0 samples from
A big thanks to the creators of these great sound effects! ;-)

If you want to listen to a .wav-file you can download it from Bandcamp:"

Mangling Donald Trump with a Ginkosynthese Sampleslicer and Music Thing Modular Radio Music

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Vykaar Tones

"Ginkosynthese Sampleslicer and Music Thing Modular Radio Music chopping up Donald Trump"

Sweat dreams....

Irradiated Trees

Published on Aug 17, 2016 dresseduplunch

"I just started a new series of tracks incorporating my virus as well as the modular into the setup for more athmospheric sounds. Kind of missed that.

elektron octatrack
Jomox MBase 11
sequentix cirklon
jomox T-resonator
access virus ti2
modular synth: intellijel rubicon, mutable instruments braids / clouds, synthesis technology E440 filter, erbe verb + echophon"


Published on Aug 17, 2016 AQA ElektriX

Berlin Modular 2016"

AQA ELEKTRIX NEW VCO and Dual SVF Patch pt2b

4ms VCA Matrix modular synth jam performance & demo

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Patrick OBrien

"Featuring the power of the 4ms VCA Matrix!! This live modular synth jam / demo features the Eurorack module which has four CV or audio inputs that can be routed in any amount/combination to four outputs, using the 16 CV control jacks, Level knobs, and Mute buttons. More info on the module:

4 Voices:
Kick: Mutable Instruments Peaks
Bass: Make Noise STO
Melody: Intellijel Dixie II+
Clap: Hexinverter Mutant Clap

Reverb: Audio Damage AEverb
Delay: 4ms Dual Looping Delay
Granulation: Audio Damage Grainshift

The clock starts with the Make Noise Wogglebug feeding the Make Noise Tempi, which also clocks a Delptronics Triggerman, triggering CV to various channels. It also feeds the 4ms Pingable Envelope Generator to make a long kick trigger midway through the piece. I used Intellijel's Dual ADSR for envelope shaping. The melody is sequenced by Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator. Mutable Instruments Warps and Make Noise DPO were being used as CV also, giving a unique sound to some channels.

All 4 outputs of the 4ms Matrix were sent to a Malekko MUTE 4 outputting to Pittsburgh Modular Outs, sent to Ableton Live for master file creation for YouTube, SoundCloud, and Instagram.


I recorded video with an iPhone 6+ then manually synced the video with the audio using iMovie.


No computers were used in the performance of this piece. All modular synths, recorded live in a single take."

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