MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Yamaha CS5 Analog Synthesizer + Roland RE 150 Space Echo + Sony HR-MP5

Published on Sep 15, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Yamaha CS5 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
+ Roland RE-150 Space Echo
+ Sony HR-MP5 Multi Prosessor

Controlled by Korg SQ-1 Sequencer

ebay shop"

Moog Rogue SN 7084

via this auction

Modular on the Spot Seattle 9.10.16 at Volunteer Park

Published on Sep 15, 2016 darksideothetune

"#modularonthespot Dark Side of the Tune plays the modular synthesizer live in the park.
Modular on the Spot began as an impromptu live modular synthesizer performance gathering organized by Bana Haffar and Eric (Rodent 516) Cheslak in Los Angeles, California. The idea is to bring people together to experience live modular in the context of the outdoors, away from clubs and studios. These events are entirely focused on modular synthesizers - no external gear such as laptops or drum machines are allowed.

This show has traveled to San Francisco, Atlanta, and Asheville, North Carolina for the recent Moogfest and is being presented in cooperation with Bradley Millington in Seattle at Gasworks Park on July 16th from 6-9PM.

Modular synthesizers let the artist mix and match function modules to create their own personal instrument. Hands on control and the ability to be re-routed by patch cables in whichever configuration the user chooses creates a personal sound. The results of the complex patches are often experimental by nature."

Dreadbox Erebus with Korg SQ-1

via this auction

Dreadbox Erebus V2 SN 776

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synth

via this auction

Korg MS-10 Vintage SN 134864

via this auction

"Korg MS-10 is an analogue synthesizer created by Korg in 1978.[1] Unlike its bigger brother (The MS-20), the MS-10 only has one VCO. It is monophonic and has 32 keys. The MS-10 is well known for its huge sounding electro bass sounds."

RK-002 Zaquencer

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Retrokits

The ZAQ RK-2000 appears to be a custom cased Beringer BCR2000.

"A little demo of the Zaquencer / RK-002 controlling the Volca Sample.

Sequencer 3 & 4 are used on the same midi channel (sent to the Volca Sample). 4 is set to drum mode, 3 is set to note mode.

The a. parameter of the Zaquencer is set to send out program changes so I can change the Volca Sample's channel which is under chromatic control.

At 1:30 I start the chromatic part and at 1:44 I start changing the Chromatic Sample Channel.

Volca Sample and Volca Keys are merged with the RK-003 and recorded in Ableton, adding some compression and filtered delay."

DL - Techno Live Set 2016 #27 (OT, A4, TR8, TB3)

Published on Sep 15, 2016 DL Live

"Techno Live Set using Elektron Octatrack, Analog Four, Roland TR-8, TB-3 and TM-2."

B for Buchla / 1st Music Easel recording

Published on Sep 15, 2016 maxitobandito

"BEMI Music Easel into Elekton A4 ( for delay and reverb) into Octatrack ( added a tiny bit of "dark reverb at the very end) . This was my first take with the cam of that piece of music and my second run in total, so obivously arrangement is far from perfect and I made some tiny mistakes. But anyway - it was a lot of fun to easelweasel."


Published on Sep 15, 2016 LESINDES

"ELEKTRONIKA EM-26 is a soviet Vocoder String Machine. Very compact."


0-COAST MIDI CONTROL from Peter Speer on Vimeo.

"Controlling the Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer with external software (Max/MSP, OSCulator, Ableton Live), a Nintendo Wiimote and a KMI QuNexus keyboard.

Note: all effects (Reverb, Bit Crush, Beat Repeat) are in Ableton, not the 0-Coast.

More info:"

Mystery Vintage Mini Synthesizer BB

Here's an interesting find in via Justin.

If anyone knows what it is and/or has anymore info on it, let us know.

If you zoom in on the bottom pic, you'll see the controls, left to right, are as follows:

WA-WA with Mechanic and Range knobs, and switches below, one Automatic and one Rate.

INFRA-MODULATOR with a Power label below, and knobs for Rate and Range. On/Off and Rate switches below.

COLOR-OPERATING with eight sliders and eight On/Off switches. I'm guessing these are harmonic amount sliders with the ability to switch them off on the fly. So this is likely an additive synth. Curious if it sounds more like an organ or a synth. Also curious if it's monophonic or poly/paraphonic.

GLISSANDO / PORTAMENTO with two sliders and two switches. One switch is On/Off and the other appears to be direction. BTW, this section makes me think this is more synth than organ and likely monophonic.

NOISE GENERATOR knob with On/Off switch.


POWER On/Off switch.

Note the absence of envelopes.

Update: it kind of reminds me of the Baldwin Syntha Sound. That one had a SPECTRUM SHAPER. Note the lack of a Baldwin label on the front of the Syntha Sound. The BB on the front could be for Baldwin, considering it's actually a mirrored B.

Update2: New pics in via Justin along with some info.

"I spoke to the girl who owns the synth. She said its a Czech synth and it belongs to her family and was packed away in storage for a long time until she placed it in her store as a display object. She said its not for sale."

The synth is located in a shop in Prague.

Long Distance, One Moment Please...(Dreadbox Erebus Drone patch)

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Sounds & Things

"Drone patch for the Dreadbox Erebus (No midi, ext effects patching or sequencing.)

Square triangle Paraphonic retrigger
env output ---} osc 1 & Gate input
lfo ---} osc 2 + echo input

Voice samples:
Akai S20 + virtualizer pro
(Delay from virtualizer pro for Voice samples only)"

Experimenting with Mutable Instruments Ears Contact Mic Module

Second video added to the bottom of this post.

Monty Python's Argument Sketch performed with two vintage speech synthesizers

Published on Aug 31, 2013 Per Kristian Risvik

"Michael Palin is played by the Dectalk Express
(Perfect Paul modified to sound more like Stephen Hawking)

John Cleese is played by the Intex Talker
(Votrax SC-01A)

Communication with the speech synthesizers is done with CoolTerm:"

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with JESSE SOLA (NUMINA)

The sixth in Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with JESSE SOLA (NUMINA) here.

"Jesse Sola is an American keyboardist who goes under the project name Numina. He was born in 1971 in a musical family that currently resides in Denver, Colorado. Jesse began recording music in his 20’s while in college. Jesse’s choice of instrumentation was the use of synthesizers and acoustic instruments melded together to create deep, evolving music that ranges from melancholy to mysterious. Currently, Numina has released albums on his own Numinamusic label as well as on Gestalt Records, Hypnos, Dark Duck Records. He’s also been featured several times on the syndicated radio program Music From the Hearts of Space. Similar artists and influences include Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, and Stephen Philips."

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

Artisan Electronic Instruments - Ottava - A Quick Look - Midiverse - TV | @Knobcon

Published on Sep 15, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everyone, Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're at Knobcon 2016 at the Artisan Electronic Instruments Booth checking out the Ottava."

Jam with Korg Minilogue, Roland JU-06, MicroBrute, Korg Volca, Ableton Live, Push 2 - Detour #7

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Sonic Detours

"I got lucky the other day and bypassed the waiting list for a Korg Minilogue at my local music shop. I have been wanting one of these since they came out and I was not disappointed... this is a fantastic synth!

Here's my first performance with my new silver beast. Be sure to listen with head phones or external speakers... the bass is pretty deep and I can't hear it on my MacBook internal speakers at all.

As usual, everything was sequenced and mixed in Ableton Live, using plenty of compressors, reverbs and delays. Apart from the drums, all parts were made with the hardware synths you see in the video and the stereo master was recorded in real time on my iPhone 6, along with the video. No multi tracking of post processing - everything was played "live".

Gear used:

- Korg Minilogue
- Roland Boutique JU-06
- Korg Volca Bass
- Art Tube Preamp
- Korg Volca Keys
- Arturia MicroBrute
- Ableton Live
- Push 2
- Novation LaunchControl

The main chord progression in this performance is the first 4 bars of the "Liquid Pad" preset on the Minilogue. I came across this pattern while flicking through the presents and I just had to do something with it.

The bass is delivered by the MicroBrute... just a simple square/sine wave patch with pulse width modulation and the filter cutoff way down.

I'm playing the JU-06 live on the Minilogue keyboard (local MIDI control is off). I really enjoy playing a real keyboard after being stuck with the Push 2 pads for a while... man I hate being locked into a key and scale when I play! I've been a bit worried about the size of the keys on the Minilogue, but they worked out great - no problem at all.

The Volca Keys plays the high pitched lead that is introduced in the first breakdown, and the Volca Bass is responsible for the 303 style pattern in the last part of the performance. I use a small Art Tube Preamp on the Volca Bass to create some warm, fuzzy distortion (not in the shot).

I use two drum racks in Ableton Live for the drums - one with TR 808 samples and one based on the lesser known but super cool Boss D55 drum machine (I just love that rim shot). I'm not using the Volca Beats for this performance at all.

The hardware synths were sequenced in Ableton Live and the patterns arranged in scenes, allowing me to "perform" the arrangement in real time. I mapped the buttons on the LaunchControl to mutes on individual drum voices, so they could easily be switched in and out during the performance."

All parts here.

Pittsburgh Modular at Perfect Circuit Audio Pics

Some pics from the event have been added to the bottom of this post.

Sunergy [Documentary] - Featuring Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Published on Sep 15, 2016

Follow-up to this post.

Be sure to see the write-up on NPR.

A film by Sean Hellfritsch
Music by Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Learn more at RVNG:
Add to your collection at Bandcamp:

Special thanks to Don Buchla
Thank you Paul Helzer, Melinda Stone, Jeff Warren

From FRKWYS Vol 13: Sunergy. Out everywhere September 16, 2016.

℗ and © 2016 RVNG Intl. /"

Machines In Music - New York's Modular Synthesizer Exhibition & Events


"Excited to officially announce @machinesinmusic w/ 40+ exhibitors from around the world Oct 8/9th @knockdowncenter"

Quasimidi Rave-o-Lution 309 SN 43790

via this auction

"A very reasonably priced Quasimidi 309 O.S.v3.0. IMHO it is in excellent cosmetic condition (please see pictures to appreciate). This unit was recently checked/serviced by SD Machines, vintage synth and effects experts in Miami, Florida and verified to be 100% operational."

After The Storm by mudlogger

After The Storm by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Recorded live with the Buchla Easel"

New Mutable Music Things – Ears Eurorack Module

Wait a sec. Mutable as in Mutable Instruments, Music Things as in Music Thing? That is correct.

via Thonk

"Ears is Mutable’s take on the Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie module, Ears is a perfect match for physical synthesis modules like Rings or Elements, but it can also be the gateway between external audio sources and your modular system.

We don’t normally stock non DIY products at Thonk, but when Olivier offered us a worldwide exclusive on the first batch of his new Ears module… how could we refuse?!

This module brings together two of the most (if not the most..) prolific and creative designers in the open source Eurorack scene, Mutable Instruments and Music Thing Modular.

Ears is Mutable’s take on Tom Whitwell’s Mikrophonie module, Ears is a perfect match for physical synthesis modules like Rings or Elements, but it can also be the gateway between external audio sources and your modular system.

5mA draw on both the +12v and +12V supply rails
25mm deep"

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Robin Rimbaud-Scanner

And a couple of user videos:

"First play today with Ears, Mutable Instruments take on Tom Whitwell’s Mikrophonie module. Literally only the first patch set up wto test it out today. Qu-Bit Electronix provides a constant drone, taking a loop of my voice humming away, as Elements is played by Ears, with the various changes affected by my touch. Arturia BeatStep Pro offers up the melodic content. Simple but fun. This looks likely to live in my performance case for some time now!"

Experimenting with Mutable Instruments Ears Contact Mic Module

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Leafcutter John

"Ears is released on Friday 16th September 2016 and is available through Thonk.

In order of appearance:
1. Tapping the inbuilt pickup through clouds.
2. Ears triggering a René sequence into Rings...
.....Then plugging the audio output of Ears into the in of Rings.
3. Pinging an ossilating Wasp filer.
4. Running contact mic from fan into Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
5. Contact sound of Clouds button through Ears - Wasp - Clouds...
.....Then controlling Clouds hold using inverted Ears gate.
6. Music box Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
7. Feedback through Ears builtin pickup - Wasp - Clouds.
8. Spring box - Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
9. Bowed Cymbal - Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
10. Percussed Cymbal - Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
11. Stick-rub Cymbal - Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp - Clouds.
12. Stick-rub Cymbal - Contact Mic - Ears - Wasp LFO on cutoff - Clouds.



Published on Sep 15, 2016 LESINDES

"FIRST TOUCH with Mutable Instruments RINGS in String Mode or however this stunning polyphonic algorithm is called. One part of the signal is then being processed by Pittsburgh Modulaar ANALOG REPLICATOR and the other by Make Noise ECHOPHON. All three signals are mixed finally in Cwejman QMMF-4 quad multimode filter/amplifier."

DSP Synthesizers Drum1 – Monophonic Drum module

via DSP Synthesizers

"808 Style 4HP Vintage Drum Module available.

The Drum8 u808 4HP Module is an eight voice polyphonic drum sample module with 8 sounds.

Sound inspired by the classic 808 rhythm composer.

Featuring 8 Positive edge trigger inputs it also has a global analog accent CV input with a range of +6db to +48db, a global tune knob and a CV for sample rate modulation of 15% to 400% and a mono Output.

This is a limited run and only 10 of them are made."

Analogue 04: Jacob Korn

Published on Sep 15, 2016 The Vinyl Factory

"Analogue is a short film series profiling the musicians whose love affair with analogue sound has come to define their work.

In the forth episode, we visit Dresden techno wizard Jacob Korn in his synth utopia."

All parts here.

Roland TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

Published on Sep 14, 2016 SweetwaterSound

"Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product specialist Peter Brown to demonstrate the TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer. Powered by Roland's cutting-edge Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the TB-03 serves up the flowing, spellbinding grooves of the infamous silver box, and takes things further with enhancements not found on the original. A 4-digit LED display lets you program and tweak more accurately than ever, while overdrive and delay effects let you deploy savage walls of sound."

5U // Hugget - Haible - Stone // Dual CMOS Wasp Filter

Published on Sep 15, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 058-
5U 014-

Demo of the Dual CMOS Wasp VCF designed by Hugget, Haible and Stone. I'm not quiet sure what the Spread CV should be doing or if it is doing it right in my build... But there is a lot of information about it on the internet.

Panel and PCB:


Korg LAMBDA ES-50 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synth w/ Orig Box SN 230784

via this auction

"The unit appears to be working reasonably well, I noticed 3F and 3D# keys seem to be not responding, as well as PERCUSSIVE and ENSEMBLE buttons having bad response/contacts even though the function itself is fine. There are also slight bad contacts on some of the switches and scratch noise on the knobs, which could do with some servicing/adjustment.

Otherwise all the preset sounds working fine as well as all other switches and knobs working well to the best of my knowledge."

Roland System 100 Model 101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Sequencer

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Vintage Sequencer: This unit is a rare vintage find. I used it back in the day with an analog Oberheim expander module, or my Prophet 5. The unit has been in storage for a long time, and I no longer own any Analog synthesisers so I have no way of checking all the functionality of the unit. Unit does power up though, and pedal is controlling record on/off feature so I'm assuming it still works. Comes with Sequential Circuits original foot pedal as shown in pics. AC for both units is attached."

Octave-Plateau CAT Analog Synthesizer 1970s

via this auction

"Completely Refurbished and 100% Tested!"

EPISODE 1 - (Push 2, Roland TR-8, AKAI LPK25 and Ableton 9.6)

Published on Sep 15, 2016 SugoiGaijin

"(Best in HD, headphones recommended)
This is the EPISODE 1, SEASON 1!
I hope you enjoy the video, I'll be uploading new content every other Tuesday, so please subscribe and stay tuned!!

(Mejor en HD, uso de auriculares recomendado)
Espero que os haya gustado el video, subiré nuevo contenido cada dos martes, así que suscribíos y estad atentos!!

Gear: Push 2, Roland TR-8, AKAI LPK25 and Ableton 9.6.

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Expert Sleepers ES-8 - Introduction

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Expert Sleepers

"The Expert Sleepers ES-8 is a USB audio interface in a Eurorack synth module.

Simply connect the ES-8 with a USB cable directly to your Mac or iOS device and it appears as a 12-in 16-out audio interface ready to use for audio, control voltages, or both.

Both inputs and outputs are DC-coupled, meaning you can pass CVs in both directions between your hardware modular and software CV environments, such as Silent Way, Reaktor, zMors or max/MSP.

The ES-8 also has ADAT ports, which you can use to connect another audio interface, for example one with mic preamps or 1/4” jacks to hook up your other instruments.

You can also connect via ADAT to an Expert Sleepers ES-3 for more CV outputs.

The ES-8 also has a direct expansion connection for the Expert Sleepers ES-5, supporting up to 48 gate or trigger outputs.

The ES-8’s release date is October 1st 2016. For more information, please visit the website."

Roland TB-03 Sound Demo (internal effects)

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Bonedo

"#Roland #TB-03 Bassline - Sound Demo showing the internal effects distortion, delay and reverb with different settings."

September Part 5

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Ritchie DeCarlo

More here.

Moog Mother 32 adding VCO with MI Braids and Clouds Lesson

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Oz The Conjuring

"Here is a new video about Mutable Instruments Braids Clouds with Parasites Firmware and Warps added to the Moog Mother 32 as a second VCO.
Fantastic 70's space sounds.....Warps is used as a VCA with an external EG controlling Braids.
Patches are pretty simple, I added a delay generated by Expert Sleepers Disting Mk3, voltages controlled by the 2nd channel of Math as an attenuverter.
Everything sequenced by BSP.

”TokyoCityLights" [KORG volca keys/fm/sample/monotronDELAY edition]

Published on Sep 15, 2016 ghostradioshow

"This is the special bonus show.
I played my track 'TokyoCityLights' with 'Japanese Instruments'
No PC, Real-time tweaking, Using built-in hardware SEQs Only.
Enjoy ;)

KORG volca keys
KORG volca fm
KORG volca sample
KORG monotron DELAY"

dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer - Pulse Arpeggiator

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Synth

Xbase 999 analog drumcomputer - patterns

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Pascal A

"Some Jomox Xbase 999 patterns."


Korg ER1 MaxMSP Controller

Published on Sep 15, 2016 midierror

"First days work on a ER1 editor....all functions functional!

Audio is in MONO, so no panning for you!"

Electronic music Jam #35 PROTON Octatrack + Volca Beats

Published on Sep 14, 2016 Ant GM

"New Live set with Elektron Octatrack and Korg Volca Beats."

Lego rotary sequencer.

Published on Sep 14, 2016 Rare Beasts

"This is a Lego reproduction of a synth that I designed. Blocks are placed at the end of each arm, as the block passes the colour sensor the sound that corresponds with that colour is played."

Timbre Wolf Unison Stacking & Analog wave Sequencing

Published on Sep 14, 2016 HardtekStudios

"In this video, I process each voice of the Timbre Wolf with a different processor; track 1 going to the Alesis Bitrman, track 2 going to the Moog MF Drive, track 3 in the Moog Freqbox and track 4 being processed by the internal 'Howl' distortion. All four tracks are ran in Unison mode for a massive stack of awesomeness. I occasionally go into Poly mode. Since Poly mode sequences each voice in turn, you get a kind of analog wave sequencing! Hope you enjoy!"

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