MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hicut Cake - Recipes

Published on Aug 19, 2016 hicutcake

Hicut Cake #016 :: Roland Aira Tr-8 // Casio Casiotone MT-100 // Commodore C-64
Hicut Cake #015 :: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Po-24 // Strymon Big Sky
Hicut Cake Classics :: J.S. Bach – Bourrée in E Minor // Starring: Moog Mother-32
Hicut Cake #014 :: Moog Mother-32 x 2 // Strymon Big Sky // MFB Tanzbär
Hicut Cake #013 :: Elektron Machinedrum // Moog Mother-32
Hicut Cake Tokyo Special :: PO-12 in Shibuya
Hicut Cake #012 :: Elektron Machinedrum // Moog Mother 32 // Moog MF-104m // Microkorg //MFB Tanzbär
Hicut Cake #011 :: Elektron Machinedrum // Moog Mother 32 // Voyager OS // Arp Odyssey //MFB Tanzbär
Hicut Cake #008 :: MFB Tanzbär // Moog Mother-32 // Tr-8 // Arp Oddysey // Strymon BigSky // MF-104M
Hicut Cake #010 :: Elektron Machinedrum // PO-24 //Arturia Microbrute // Korg Miku Stomp
Hicut Cake #009 :: MFB Tanzbär // Moog Mother-32 // Strymon Big Sky // Moog MF-101 // MF-107
Hicut Cake #007 :: Roland Tr-8 // Strymon Big Sky // Arturia Microbrute // Moog MF-104M
Hicut Cake #006 :: MFB Tanzbär // Strymon Big Sky // Moog Voyager x 2
Hicut Cake #005 :: Teenage Engineering PO-24 // Moog MF-104M // MFB Tanzbär // Moog Voyager
Hicut Cake #004 :: Teenage Engineering PO-12 // PO-14 // Moog Moogerfooger MF-101 // MF-108M
Hicut Cake #003 :: MFB-Tanzbär// Teenage Engineering PO-20 // PO-28 // Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M
Hicut Cake #002 :: Teenage Engineering PO-12 // Moog Moogerfooger MF-107 FreqBox
Hicut Cake #001 :: Teenage Engineering PO-12 // PO-14 // PO-16

Star Trek TOS Theme - Yamaha Montage, DSI/Oberheim OB6, Roland Juno 106

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"When you layer your Montage, OB6 and Juno 106, what's the first thing you do? Play Star Trek of course. Here's to those of you who still get a little giddy every time you hear the opening theme. I know I do."

ElectroComp EML-500 - Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Street : KORG DSN-12

Published on Aug 21, 2016 karenevil

"Experimental on board time lapse video with the soundtrack on DSN-12"


Published on Aug 21, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Modular jam with the new case.

2 Bastl Grandpas into Mix 'Em Up and then Clouds, sequenced by Ableton via Ladik MIDI to gate.
Sputnik Touch Keyboard controlling Braids into 4MS DLD.
Yarns arpeggiating 3 Dixies into Mix 4, WMD/SSF MMF, and Polaris.
Yarns sequencing Sinc Iter into Clouds #2.
Kick from Basimilus Iterates sequenced by Ableton/Ladik.
Hats from Pico VCO into Streams sequenced by Ableton/Ladik.
Snare from Ataraxic Translatron into Streams sequenced by Ableton/Ladik.
All drums muted intermittently using Confundo Funkitus.
Modulation of various parameters from Bastl CV Trinity."


Published on Aug 21, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander , RCD²
Analogue Systems RS 100, RS 110²², RS 360
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2, A118, A 131², A133², A134²² ,A141,
A143,1,2,9, A148, A151²², A156², A175²²²,
A185-2 (12x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine, Q Slider², Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains, PP², Maths², mdm², QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²²
SSL Modulation Orgy
TipTop Audio Z 8000
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (mixolydian), Sportmodulator, TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line6 Echopro, TC M 3000
mackie the mixer²
drums Ultrabeat
vid #1585

Reaktor Blocks Experiments 001

Published on Aug 21, 2016 VoltageCtrlRtv

"This is a Reaktor Blocks / Eurorack modular synth experiment using the Tapping In no.1 patch that you can download for free at in the Reaktor user library:

This ensemble has lots of snapshots for you to explore and experiment with."

Elektron Analog Four Octatrack & Modular Sunday Jam

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"Elektron Analog Four played all the synth sounds and sequenced Modular. Octatrack was the drum machine and slaved to the Analog Four pattern changes. Recorded in one take with some compression to bring up levels after the fact."

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08: Forte Piano

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Sacred Synthesis

"I wrote this little piece specifically to demonstrate the forte piano patch.

Only one comment on the sound. There is obviously a fair amount of reverb added to the forte piano patch, but there is also a delay effect. However, the delay is not an offboard effect, but from the Prophet '08's filter envelope. This creates an echoed plucking quality that is very acoustic sounding. It's absolutely key to this patch.

I really like this sound. It has beautiful nuances to it, depending on the keyboard register and the filter cut off frequency setting, which is adjusted by the modulation wheel. I expect to be using it quite a bit in the future. And it may be a rarely appreciated fact, but early forte pianos had only a five-octave keyboard, just like the Prophet '08. So there's plenty of music to be made on this instrument, and no room for excuses that the keyboard is too short.

The wind is produced by the second P'08 Keyboard. The whooshing was created by two LFOs modulating the filter at different rates - one with resonance and the other without it - and the volume of the wind was adjusted while I played by a foot pedal. It creeps back in here and there in the middle of the piece.

Prophet '08 Keyboard (2)
Prophet '08 Module

Reverb from Lexicon MX300

Recorded live and directly to CD.


Peter Grendader - Brief tour, demo and excuses for my live rig

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Peter Grenader

"A short overview of the live analog/digital hybrid modular instrument used by Peter Grenader for live work within the ensemble The zZyzx Society. enjoy, or not!


See this post for my interview with Peter Grenader on The zZyzx Society.

Reon (Roland) Driftbox R LE Analog Mono Synth

via this auction

"100% analog mono synth! Made by Roland. Special Edition model black/green to match the Aira Series. Limited run, no longer in production.

Manufacturer Description:
VCO 1 has controls for frequency, level and modulation depth. HIGH/LOW switches between octaves. Frequency range: 0.2Hz-10kHz
The WAVE switch selects in a rotating fashion one of the wave forms: sawtooth -> triangle -> 50% pulse -> 75% pulse -> 25% pulse -> white noise -> pink noise
EG/FM selects either the envleope generator or the second VCO as modulation source.

VCO 2 is pretty much the same as VCO1 but has only two selectable waveforms (sawtooth and 50% square) and different modulation options (sync or FM by VCO1). The CV LINK switch routes the external CV for VCO1 to input of VCO2 as well.

The filter is a resonant, 24db/octave steep low pass filter. The resonance goes into oscillation. The modulation source for the cutoff can be either the envelope or an external CV; the modulation intensity is adjustable. Two more switches determine if and which VCO is used for filter cutoff modulation.

The envelope is working either as an AD or an ASR, the middle control D/S determines either the decay time or the sustain level. When envelopes overlap, an interesting percussion effect occurs which prevails in the mix.
The INV/NOR switch can invert the envelope. The modulation depth to the VCA is set with the "EG depth" potentiometer.

HOLD opens the VCA and the VOL control sets the output level. The output switch is used for muting the synth.
The white button allows you to fire the envelope manually and it generates a gate signal at the gate output socket."

Roland SH-09 Vintage Analog Mono Synth SN 138377

via this auction

BEMI Buchla Music Easel

via this auction

Supergringos - Woodgrain

Published on Aug 21, 2016 sizza79

"supergringos are back to work"

Sea Over Sky - Her Summer Garden ( Modular Polyrhythmic Performance )

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Zodiac Gallery

Microkorg & PO -12 : Live Synthesizer Jam

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Todd Smith

"Bandcamp link -

This is a very simple jam that uses only a Teenage Engineering PO-12 set in 4 pattern chain mode and Korg Microkorg which is played live. I use the same Microkorg patch and general idea of Solar Eclipse. I changed up the live playing, fixed a few things in the beat and did a little more "on the fly" work. I hope you enjoy this little live jam !!

: Gear Used :

Korg Microkorg
Teenage Engineering PO-12
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Ableton 8"

Hymn Tune Hereford - Dave Smith Poly Evolver, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Korg MS10, Kurzweil Forte

Published on Aug 10, 2016 Reuben Jones

"Hymn Tune Hereford by Samuel Wesley on synthesizers.

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver
Korg MS10
Kurzweil Forte
Sequential Circuits Pro~One"

TSM2016 - Torino Synth Meeting 2016 - Video Riassunto

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Torino Synth Meeting

"Torino Synth Meeting
28-29 Maggio 2016 - Sesta edizione


IMSTA (International Music Software Trust Association)

Kult: Vintage Park - Wersi Pianostar Demo

You might remember the Wersi Pianostar T2000 posted here.

The above demo was spotted and sent in via swissdoc with the following links:

"There is a full article here:

More info here:

German instrument, German text ;-)"

Patch Notes #15 - 0-Coast Noise Explorations

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Patch Notes #15 examines using the stepped random voltage source on the Make Noise 0-Coast as a noise generator, along with other Eurorack based accompaniment.

The Korg SQ1 sync output is routed to the Tempi input to clock everything else. The channel A CV and Gate are routed to the 0-Coast pitch and gate inputs, channel b CV is routed to control the decay input on the Contour section.

The cycling Slope section output is routed to the Tempo input, and the stepped random output is routed to the Voltage Math section input. The Contour output is routed to the Voltage Math input 2, attached to the attenuverter. One of the VM outputs is routed to the Balance section audio input, the other is routed to the Multiply CV input. Channel A from the Ornament & Crime in Quadraturia mode is routed into the Overtone input. The output is from the 0-Coast is routed to the Malekko Mix4, then on to the Mutable Warps (running Parasite firmware in pingpong delay mode).

Tempi is clocking and resetting the Malekko Varigate 4, which has an 8 step, heavily randomized pattern triggering the Noise Engineering Basilimus Iteritas. Tempi is also clocking the Make Noise Brains with Pressure Points (one channel of which is modulating the pitch on the BI) and the Wogglebug (the stepped, smooth and bouncing outputs are routed to the decay time, morph and fold functions on the BI). The Malekko Anti-Oscillator is in LFO mode, routing the mayhem output to the harm input on the BI, while the cycling Malekko Envelator is modulating the spread. The BI is then routed out to the Mix4.

Finally, Tempi is also clocking René, which is playing a slow 3 step pattern on the DPO. The Final output is routed to the MMG, then the Optomix and back to the Mix4. René X-Gate output is routed to the Intellijel Dual ADSR, one channel opening the Optomix, the other modulating the MMG filter cutoff."

My Two Grandpas

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Two Bastl Grandpas receiving gates from Ladik MIDI to Gate (fed by MPC) into Mix 'Em Up, Rings and then Clouds. Modulation from SSF URA and Bastl CV Trinity."

New Roland JX-8P Kiwi Upgrade Revealed in 2016 Patchwerks Seattle Synth Meet Videos by Syntegrator

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Syntegrator

For those in the area, the event starts today at 1PM! Details posted here. JX-8P Kiwi upgrade revealed in video 3.


1. Seattle Synth Meetup Summer 2016 - Part 1, The Journey!

"On my way to the Seattle Synth Meetup and Petting Zoo put on by Patchwerks... Ooh hoo... Synthesizers..."

2. Seattle Synth Meetup Summer 2016 - Part 2: Jordan's Kiwi Synths

"My good friend Jordan Hatz sent me two vintage synths for rebuild and upgrade. Now on the eve of the Seattle Synth Meetup, witness the reunion with his long lost machines!"

3. Seattle Meetup 2016 - Part 3: A NEW KIWI SYNTH

"The very first public appearance of the new Kiwi Synth. Stay tuned for more... ;-)"

4. Seattle Meetup 2016 - Part 4 - Møffenzeef Modular

"The first hour of the show including the comprehensive demo from Moffenzeef Modular!"

5. Seattle Meetup 2016 Part 5

"More of the show and a presentation by Korg!"

6. Seattle Meetup 2016 - Part 6

"More show walk-throughs, a gear raffle with a surprise ending, and the show wrap-up. Many thanks to for putting this one on - Looking forward to the next one around Christmas time!"

DSFC Vlogs

Published on Aug 20, 2016 Dmitri SFC

Dmitri SFC is the man behind COA-Modular.

Slope114 + Lawrence Petty colabo in the works! (DSFC Vlog 1) - Check out Lawrence's music here.
Church Of The Super Serge (DSFC Vlog2)

Krog - August Rain

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Krog360

"More Akai / Novation collaboration."

TR-909 Into Korg Stage Echo Into EMS Vocoder

A video posted by Vintage Synthesizer Museum (@vintagesynthmuseum) on

Free Little Bits Sample Kit

via David H in the comments of this post.

"Just made a littleBits Korg synth kit multisample for Ableton, Kontakt and SFZ: [link]"


Электробаян Топаз (electro bayan Topaz)

Published on Nov 15, 2015 tipsy tv

via this auction

Some info via where you'll find another audio demo.

"5-row electronic bayan Topaz-1 (Formanta factory) is designed to play sounding of traditional bayan. It uses register synthesis to create sounds of organ, flute, synthesized timbres an so on. The instrument is very compact. Besides, there is built in loudspeaker with level control, volume pedal.

Parametrs: tremolo frequency, vibrato frequency, depth frequency, tuning, keyboard's balance, volume, timbre HF/LF, registers' switching knobs, ON, loudspeaker, power. Connectors - In for pedal, out to phones.

Engineer: German Gusev, designer: Sergey Sarasek, produced by Urals Vector Company."

Arp Sequencer 1613 SN 0432

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix-6 Synthesizer SN 7734537

via this auction

Korg Polysix SN 380151 w/kiwi Six Upgrade SN 10075

via this auction

Modded Roland JD-800 SN ZC43649

via this auction

"Small switch to left of keyboard affects aftertouch. Down, you get normal aftertouch, up disengages aftertouch."

Roland SH-101 Synthesiser SN 295227

via this auction

Roland SH-7 SN 710628

via this auction

"The SH-7 is a rare and great sounding duo-phonic analog synth from the late 70’s. It has that great classic look, sound and feel of the early Roland products.

A very flexible vintage synthesizer which allows each user to creatively modulate and tweak the sounds. Mixer allows colouring of each sounds which also can be used to distort sounds. This amazing piece of unit is the perfect key to techno sounds and effects.

The biggest SH series non modular synth. A mixture of a bit SH5 and System 100 but still different. 2 real ADSR Envs, filter FM and a weak but strange sync sound. Duophonic but not 2 voices, so VCO1 and VCO2 can be controlled by the keyboard.
Has an extra sample and hold. one LFO can trigger ENV(s). Has external input, fast Envelopes and nice resonance with the help of filter FM by OSC2 or noise mod. There is a special mixer in VCO1 (a) ranging from 32' to 2' like the SH-3A and lets you mix square waves of each octave range (plus the VCO1 selected wave called VCO (b) )

The SH7 is the flag ship of the SH Series. Both Envelopes can be triggered by LFO, keyboard or both, the VCF can be modulated by 5 sources switchable to another alternative, so it's 10 but not at the same time: env1 (positive and negative polarity), LFO, or S/H, keytrack or pedal, VCO2 or Noise, Envelope follower (positive, negative polarity)"

Knatter - Crunchy Beats [Nanoloop 1.2 Chiptune]

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Bjorn Fogelberg

"So I noticed there weren't that many videos/tunes of Nanoloop on Youtube, so I decided to make one. This is a tune I made on Nanoloop 1.2 on a prosound modded Gameboy Color.

Nanoloop is a sequencer and synth for Gameboy. I'd say version 1.2 is not as advanced as the more famous LSDJ but you can use it to make some crazy noisy, crunchy techno sounds and beats."

STUDIO ELECTRONICS // BOOMSTAR 3003 // Hands On 3 // The Drone

Published on Aug 21, 2016 LESINDES


Sub 37 + Valhalla Shimmer Reverb + Volca Keys Jam

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Zachary Berry

"Sub 37 being put through a TC Flashback pedal for a little delay, a Boss CE-5 Chorus pedal and then with Valhalla's Shimmer Reverb applied in Logic. Bassline by the Korg Volca Keys, beats by the Volca Sample and chords provided by the Roland D-550."


Published on Aug 21, 2016 LESINDES


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

Bengal: semi-modular FM synth for Ableton Live Study

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Drink The Corpse Vomit

"Short study of the new Bengal FM Live/Max instrument. First patch and it's pretty intuitive to use. Lots of textural opportunity to keep you distracted from the agony of humanity. We live in a world of constant tragedy and awfulness and I for one welcome our inevitable march towards non-existence. Great synth. 9/10."

novation mininova Vocoder TEST

Published on Aug 21, 2016 nicolai maruhama

"This is the demo of novation mininova Vocoder

Please Enjoy thanks!
nicolai maruhama"

Sketchpad Jam - 160821/ JD-xi, Volca Keys, Volca Sample, MicroBrute

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Sequentonal

"Another Berlin School Sequence Trip, albeit an old Theme. This seems to be my default when I am out of ideas :)
This one is really more about me trying what sounds I can produce :)

The JDxi is taking care of the Bass Sequence for a change, and imho it seems to be doing it cleaner than the Brute, so I might stick with that for the future.
Another first, No Stereo Delay! :) Instead the MX200 is being used in Dual Channel mode, Mono Delay on one channel and Pitch -12 on the other.

I like what came out of this 8 a.m.-before-bed session. Now i need a new theme to utilise it all :)'

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