MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Follow the Wiggle (Waveform) - Dr. Bob's SoundSchool

Published on Aug 29, 2016 moogfoundation

"The second grade children of Claxton Elementary School for the Arts and Humanities recorded a song about what they learned during their 10 weeks of Dr. Bob 's SoundSchool. We were fortunate to bring them to Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville. They worked with their teachers to write original lyrics, and to prepare for this recording! Read more about Dr. Bob's SoundSchool here:"

#21 (kosmiche)

Published on Aug 29, 2016 reeg2600

"Homage to the German Kosmiche Musik (cosmic rockers) of the '70s featuring Mellotron, Hohner Clavinet, Moog Voyager, ARP 2600, Fender Rhodes and Mellotron M4000D."

Buchla 258e Dual Oscillator Tests by Todd Barton

"test driving a prototype that came across my desk of a 258e Sine/Saw--Sine/Square oscillator. this has tons of modulation possibilities. Osc A Sine-Saw in Left Channel and Osc B in Right Channel. No effects except for a little reverb on the drone beginning at 4'23". From 2'16" to 3'42" I haltingly scroll up and down through 8 presets based on a single patch, just trying different modulations. From 3'43" to 4'22" a similar scroll though more extreme modulations."

"another test drive of the 258e sine/saw--sine/square dual oscillator. All snippets are self-generating, single-pass Krell patches using just the 258e as sound source. No overdubs and only some reverb in post."

Qu-Bit Electronix Chord - First Look Demo (w/ 2hp Env, Filt, + LFO)

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Bimini Road

"The Qu-Bit Electronix Chord module is the easiest way to bring fat stacked real polyphonic chords into your modular rig. It is a beautifully designed module that is simple and immediately inviting yet deep and endlessly inspiring.

Also featured is the Qu-Bit Octone 8 step sequencer, as well as 2hp's Env, Filt, and LFO modules. Blind panels begone! Fit more synth into your rack with 2hp modules.

All of these modules are available at the Reverb dot com Century Sound Labs store:"

How to wire a Serge

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Dmitri SFC


Modular Gameboy Triple Arduinoboy

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Note there are two videos in this set:
Modular Gameboy triple Arduinoboy
ARDUINOBOY triple gameboy modular synth

Some of you might remember the first iteration of the Triple Gameboy Arduino posted in 2011 here.

Details from the first video above:

heres some holy chill music from some LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER DIY synth.

Is something i initally made 3 years ago as a stand alone module to match some other gameboy powered modular machines i built, but it got taken apart i found it in the shed a couple of weeks ago and it was rusted and mouldy, so i took the idea and made it better. this one is midi, in this video it is sequenced by a number of Arduino midi sequencers designed around a modified code of this :-…/04/23/arduino-based-midi-sequen…/

Its core is an Arduinoboy designed by Trash80 with some EMS smart cards with his mGB software on them. on top of that it has some oscillators which effect the clock of the gameboys, hence making them tuneable by slowing up and down the gameboys speed, all 3 of them work off each other to make a fatter version of just 1 of them that is all. the processor clock speed is also controllable by CV. the initial sounds by the gameboys are channel 3 which is the WAVE channel, one of the midi sequencers up top out is used to record the cc from control voltage of that knob to the right which controls the wave table.

the pulse channels and the wave channels are panned so they can be kind of seperate so they can go into different reverbs and into the mixer.

its all powered by the midi sequencers which is all clocked by an alesis hr16, i pre played in the apregiator style sound into one of the midi sequencers prior to recording this cus its really hard not to mess up, so just muted and unmuted that. along with a lot of drum patterns which are triggered by various step sequencers and probability triggers.

the front panel is loose because im having problems booting all of the gameboys up at the same time from the front panel, and seinse the back of the gameboys are inside ive kinda gotta pull it out and turn it on and off again if it crashes. but hopefully will be an easy fix.

the keyboard controller is a bit of a mess, the controls on the front panel was a master clock so i didnt have to use the Alesis HR16 but it didnt really work very well so i had to bypass all of that and solder the end of a midi cable straight to the arduino in the controller... work in progress.

its all doused in reverb to sound kinda HOLY.

SO YEAH HOLY GAMEBOY. you can find out more on the older project at :-
and the old one i built is here :- [posted here]
filmed and added some closeups after. hence the clock speed being slow in the close ups."

ARDUINOBOY triple gameboy modular synth

Speak and Spell Modular Synth

Published on Jul 10, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"this is a speak and spell that has been circuit bent and broken out to work optimally with modular synthesis."

How To Build A Synthesiser In your bedroom

Published on Jul 10, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"just a video on how to build a synth if you need to go on tour in a couple of days."

Created a new Zibra label for these. You can find some of the finished DIY featured here. Some of it appears to be based on MFOS.

Arturia Minibrute and Micbrobrute Combo Frankenstein Analog Synth

via this auction

"For sale is a Minibrute without its Keys, and a Microbrute in perfect condition. The Minibrute is still 100% fully functional as a sound module, I just needed to save space and came up with this creation. So how does it work?

There is enough space underneath the electronic components of the minibrute for the cabling to plug into the back of the microbrute. The cables run along the back of the microbrute and out the small gap between the two units.

There are a couple ways you can sequence the two simultaneously or independently. Using USB and MIDI you can treat it like a 2 voice synth with an extra LFO and ENV to share between them. You could also take the Pitch CV Out of the microbrute to the pitch CV in of the minibrute to play the minibrute from the microrbute. It just depends on what you want to do with it.

I built a little stand for it and it was really comfortable to play when mounted up like in the pictures."

Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments EASEL

via this auction

Percussa to Present Digital Modular Synthesis System at Knobcon with New REMOTE Hardware Controller

FM synthesis using AudioCubes, REMOTE and SYNTHOR

Published on Aug 29, 2016 AudioCubes by PERCUSSA

"In this video we loaded the FM synthesis patch in SYNTHOR consisting of 1 output and 2 LFOs. Using REMOTE we can change the different parameters of each of the modules, such as the wave form or fine parameters of the LFO."

Percussa will be introducing REMOTE, a new hardware controller for their Synthor modular system at Knobcon this year. Many of you will be familiar with Synthor from previous posts here on the site. The following is in via Percussa.

"Los Angeles, CA (USA) August 29, 2016 - Percussa is proud to announce the official debut of its SYNTHOR digital modular synthesis systems, at Knobcon 2016, September 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

With the launch of Percussa’s digital modular synthesis systems a new generation of digital modular synthesizers has been born. Using the hands-on wireless patching interface (AudioCubes), powerful synthesis software (SYNTHOR) and a tightly integrated controller (REMOTE), patching synth modules and changing modulation depth and synthesis parameters has never been so fast and intuitive.


SYNTHOR digital modular synthesizer systems come with a wireless patching interface which allows musicians and sound artists to patch synth modules in real-time by placing AudioCubes, which represent the modules, next to each other.

Moving cubes closer and further away changes the modulation depth of the signals flowing between the synthesis modules, allowing artists to expressively control more parameters simultaneously than is currently possible with traditional systems.

Multiple patch connections between modules can be created simultaneously by placing cubes next to each other, something which is impossible to do with systems where patch cables are created one-by-one.


Synth modules are automatically assigned through the SYNTHOR synthesis software to each cube. It is like having a virtual case of modules, offering the advantages of computer based synthesis, but with dedicated hardware interfaces for patching and parameter control. SYNTHOR runs stand-alone on MAC and PC and needs no other software or plugins.

The SYNTHOR digital modular synthesis system has built-in visual feedback: synth modules, patch connections, clock timings, and signal amplitude are all mapped to RGB colours and light intensity on the AudioCubes patching interface, giving musicians an instant overview of the state of the system at all times, without patch cables in the way, which is very convenient in live performance situations.


Modular synthesis setups are easily created using the tightly integrated REMOTE controller which lets you configure AudioCubes and set parameters in the SYNTHOR synthesis software without having to touch your computer or mouse.

Ω age'

Published on Aug 29, 2016

Ω age²

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander
Analogue Systems RS 110²², RS 360
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2, A133², A134²² , A143,1,2,9,
A151²², A156², A175²²², A185-2 (12x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine, Q Slider², Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains, PP², Maths², mdm², QMMG, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²², MP 201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian & inverse minor ASR²)
Sportmodulator, Triple Wave Folder
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line6 Echopro, TC M 3000
mackie the mixer²
kick Taurus 2
snare / hat white noises by Arp Odyssey 2821
vid #1589

Macro Reel Summer 2016

Macro Reel Summer 2016 from Trick Digital on Vimeo.

"For VFX creature design inspiration, I don't need to look much further than my backyard. Shot on a Red Epic, Nikon 100mm Macro. Music written on Buchla 200e and Music Easel."

Possibly Real - XTk, Eurorack and Reaktor

Published on Aug 29, 2016 mark williamson

"Kind of inspired by Coil"

IBANEZ AD-202 Analog Delay as STEREO CHORUS // DSI TETRA Analog PolySynth

Published on Aug 29, 2016 LESINDES

"Analog delay legend IBANEZ AD-202 tested with DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS TETRA and ARTURIA KEYSTEP. Focussing on STEREO CHORUS mode only .
I am selling the IBANEZ on Ebay:"

Trogotronic 669 Warthog Bastard Noise Sirkut Oscillator Synth

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog Plus SN 1956

via this auction

Hicut Cake #017 :: Korg Arp Odyssey // Moog Voyager // MFB Urzwerg Pro // Strymon Big Sky

Published on Aug 29, 2016 hicutcake

– Korg Arp Odyssey
– Moog Voyager Oldschool
– MFB Urzwerg Pro
– Strymon Big Sky reverb

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2016

Akai Timbre Wolf + Korg Volcas + Cheetah MS6

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Diverse Audio Laboratory

"In which the Diverse Audio Laboratory dust the cobwebs from a Cheetah MS6 and make repetitive noises with it, all the while musing that it might be time to start thinking of better titles for these videos."

Synth Vids by Medsound M

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Medsound M

Some great synth showcasing in these.

Roland TR-8 with 7x7 expansion Trial
Roland JX-3P + Nord lead 2X
Nord lead 2x + JUNO 106
Roland JUNO-106 + Roland DEP5 + LEXICON MPX100 + Nord lead 2X
Bass Station rack

Delta Aquarii - Parallel Eclipse (Live Jam with Korg Volca, TR-8, JX-03, TB-3, Monotron Delay)

Published on Aug 26, 2016 KУMΘTHΘ


Equipment used:
Roland TR-8 (808 Sounds) , Roland TB-3, Roland JX-03, Korg Monotron Delay, TC Alter Ego Delay, TC M300, Korg Volca Bass & Korg Volca Keys

No multitracking"

TR-8 & Ableton Dark Techno Jam With Custom Samples

Published on Aug 26, 2016 Synthesis Minimalis

"Download Link:

Please support me on my bandcamp:

Hello ladies & gentlemen! Ever wanted to use custom samples on your Roland Aira TR-8? Well, I sort of came up with a solution, all you need is your machine at hand, a usb cable, and Ableton Live. I myself have been looking all over the internet for something like this but couldn't find it anywhere so I decided to have a go myself...
It's basically a custom midi mapping for Ableton, I've set up a drum rack and mapped all the sliders and knobs accordingly, i.e compression and attack on the kick, etc...

Just make sure to drop your samples inside the simpler presets in the drum rack and NOT DIRECTLY TO A DRUM PAD, this will erase the mapping I've accomplished with my blood, sweat, and tears.
Even more fun will ensue if you've got an audio interface with multiple outputs handy, scatter your brains out with your custom samples using the built-in scatter effects, simply assign a pair of stereo-outs to your external inputs, then route all the internal drum sounds to one of the assignable outputs instead of the regular L/R outputs, then you just route the audio out through the Aira and back in, and voila, amygdala tickling sound effects that would put even the death star's lasers to shame!"

Minilogue & TR-8 Meets Ableton

Published on Aug 24, 2016 Synthesis Minimalis

"Please support me on bandcamp:

Minimal Techno jam utilizing the TR-8 to the max with both midi implementations as well as simultaneous sound sequencing, everything is routed through it, makes for some interesting techno indeed!"

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with iVardensphere

The second in Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" is with Scott Fox, aka iVardensphere, is up.

"Scott Fox is a unique quantity in the world of modern electronic music. Hailing from Edmonton Canada, his project ‘iVardensphere’ emerged from Fox’s desire to explore both heavy electronics and his love of world percussion, anchored by a love for deep sound design and crushing rhythms. That passion, combined with an ever-evolving and maturing production sensibility, have become the project’s trademarks. Over the course of five full-length albums and innumerable remixes, Fox has become one of the foremost live and studio musicians in North American industrial.

For all of its grandeur, Fox’s sound has proven remarkably fluid. Monolithic analogue synth bangers share space with simmering groove-based instrumental experiments, tribal industrial drum workouts and deep, textured ambiences.

There’s no mistaking the scope and gravity of an iVardensphere track when you hear it.

We sat down to talk with Scott about about how he’s using his Pro 2."

You'll find the full interview on the DSI website here.

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Linnstrument+Prophet-6 poly AT improv

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Paul Schilling

"Just noodling around. The poly aftertouch is very responsive and smooth."

Tiptop Audio Records: ANGLE - Hold Your Breath

ANGLE - Hold your breath from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

"After two tracks included on the first two compilations by Tiptop Audio Records (alongside names such as Kink, Blawan, Surgeon, Drumcell, Richard Devine, etc.), the label is proud to announce ANGLE’s first EP ‘Hold Your Breath’.

It’s the first vinyl EP released by the Californian label dedicated to sound research through the use of modular synthesizers.

The EP includes 2 original tracks by ANGLE and 2 remixes realized by Luca Agnelli and Maxime Dangles.

Side A
Side B
Extra digital tracks

Quasimidi Technox Rackmount Synth SN 804-11296

via this auction

Yamaha AN1x

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-10 SN 7082 with Original Case

via this auction

YAMAHA VL1 Version2 Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer physical modeling keyboard SN KH01413

via this auction

"Tone Generator/ Type S/VA (Self-oscillating Virtual Acoustic Synthesis).
Modifiers Harmonic Enhancer Dynamic Filter (LPF, HPF, BPF, BEF, with resonance) Equalizer (5 bands with frequency, resonance, and boost/ cut control). Impulse Expander. Resonator.
Effects 32-bit digital signal processor, stereo in/ stereo out. Modulation effects (flanger, pitch change, distortion). Feed back delay. Reverberation.
Play mode Voice mode only. Smallest tone generator units: elements. Voices use 1 or 2 elements. Voices are composed on "common data" and "element data".
Polyphony 2 notes max.
Assign Modes Mono, Poly, Unison
Memory/ Internal 128 voices
Memory/ Disk 3.5" 2DD or 2HD floppy disk
Keyboard/ Keys 49 (C scale, FS type)
Keyboard/ Sensitivity Velocity. Channel aftertouch.
Controllers Master volume slider. Continuous sliders x 2. Pitch bend wheel. Modulation wheel x 2. Data entry dial. LCD contrast control.
Panel Switches Play (with LED). Edit (with LED). Utility (with LED). Octave x 2 (with LEDs). Copy. Store. Bank select x 8 (with LEDs). Program change x 16 (with LEDs). Data entry x 2. Cursor x 4. Function x 8. Exit. Enter.
Display 240 x 64 dot liquid crystal display (black and white type) with fluorescent (CFL) backlight.
Connectors/ Front Panel Stereo headphones. Breath controller.
Connectors/ Rear Panel Output x 2 (L and R). Foot controller x 2. Foot switch x 2. MIDI In. MIDI Out, MIDI Thru.
Output Level/ Line 2.5 +/-2 dBm into 10 kOhm.
Output Level/ Headphones 7.5 +/-2 dBm into 150 ohm.
Power Requirements US model 120V, 16W General model 220...240V, 16W
Dimensions (W/D/H) 914mm x 380mm x 105mm (36" x 14-7/8" x 4-1/8")
Weight 12.5 kg (27.6lbs)"

Dtronics DT-300 programmer for Roland Alpha Juno and MKS-50

via this auction

"Dtronics ( mode machines ) DT300, A programmer for Alpha Juno and MKS-50 synthesizer.

Add easy programming to your Roland Alpha Juno and MKS-50.

This new product, will give you many years of joy programming your synthesizer.

It has the same features as the original PG-300 programmer.
Designed with the latest technology and high quality components.

The DT-300 is specially designed for the ALPHA JUNO-1 and the ALPHA JUNO-2. ( MKS-50 , HS-10 , HS-80 )
By using the DT-300, a tone color can be much more easily and quickly edited or created from scratch.
This tone modifying function of the DT-300 uses MIDI Exclusive messages which are specific messages used by the Alpha JUNO and MKS-50.

Width x Depth x Height: 28 x 16 x 4.5 cm
Power: 9VDC, 1Watt

-Switchable between midi sysex and midi cc (cc numbers can be changed)
-LED faders, LEDs can be turned on / off / auto off (after 5 min)
-Can be used with ROLAND MKS-50 , ALPHA JUNO 1 and 2, RE-DOMINATOR plugin (or any other plugin since it can send out midi cc )
-Nice black custom housing
-Power supply included
-3 year warranty"

Studio Electronics Omega 8 SN 1210

via this auction

"Studio Electronics Omega 8 with 5 voice Cards and Upgraded firmware.
Includes Filters - MiniMoog - Oberheim"

Studio Electronics MIDIMINI 1989 Black "Vintage Rack Analog Synth"

via this auction

SN 1635 or 1535.

"Hello here I have a 230v vintage "1989" Studio Electronics MIDIMINI 3 Osc Mono Synth of a beast for sale kept in a well cared for smoke free studio, the SE MIDIMINI is basically a Moog MiniMoog Model D but in a rack format, SE would remove many old vintage Model D parts and put them in their SE racks and include a tone of additional features like more dynamic mods such as VCA, VCF to respond to velocity, after touch pressure and MIDI, as well as using the 3rd Osc for modulation purposes, they also included a extra LFO which the original Model D boards did not have, later SE made clone replicas of the Model D some of these included original Model D boards and replica boards, both however sound amazing to my ear, with the SE synths you get MIDI implementation as well as solid rocking tuning stability, without having to pay the sky rocketing prices and maintenance the original Model D's need and seem to be going for these days."


DU-SEQ JAM AT DARKPLACE MANUFACTURING™ from detroit underground on Vimeo.

05-The Moog Memorymoog Part 5: Voice Modulation Part 2

Published on Aug 29, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the second part of a two-part series demonstrating the sound and functionality of the "Voice Mod" function on the Moog Memorymoog."

All parts here.

[COPYCATING] Alessandro Cortini - Conta

Published on Aug 28, 2016 Trübüla

"An attempted to mimic Alessandro Cortini's Conta tune with the Make Noise System Cartesian and the Moog Mother 32.

Recorded live @ Home on August 28th, 2016 with a Zoom H4n / Mastered with Pro Tools.

Reverb: ZCat Big Reverb Ti Stereo / Delay EHX Memory Boy"

Performance Study

Published on Aug 29, 2016 voltlife

"Playing around with some ideas for a live performance."

Akai Timbre Wolf + Korg Volca Beats

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Diverse Audio Laboratory

"In which the Diverse Audio Laboratory go solo with the Timbre Wolf and make a largely ill-advised attempt to use the 'Howl' function."

Akai Timbre Wolf - Lost Memories

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Krog360

"A piece that started out okay but then I couldn't get the riff from Nobody's Diary by Yazoo out of my head so I just left it in and abandoned this particular song :-("

Akai Tom Cat Drum Machine Demo

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Benjamin Jimenez

"Analog Drum Machine with five percussion voices."

Soundexploration #2 | Patchblocks |Korg Monotron Delay | Korg Monotron Duo

Published on Aug 29, 2016 taschenrechnermusikant

"Experimental Sounds using a Korg Monotron Duo and a Korg Monotron Delay, booth processed thru a Patchblock. The Patchblock adds a lowpass filter(left knob) and a Delay (right knob), with the patch the movement of the knobs is recordable. And I used a Paperclip to keep the keyboard on the Monotrons pressed :)."

Percussive Synthesis using Elektron Analog Keys or Four

Published on Aug 28, 2016 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"By using envelopes to sharply modulate pitch, volume and harmonics I can synthesize a palette of percussive sounds. I make an introduction to percussive synthesis by using Softube Modular and then move on to the Analog Keys to construct and sequence my sounds.

You should be familiar with the Analog Keys/Four engine to follow this tutorial. Browse up on your knowledge by reading 'Appendix: A - Synth Track Parameters' in the 1.23 Keys/Four manual.

Read more about Softube Modular -"

Patch n Tweak

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