MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn night jam 2016 : KORG minilog/volca beats/MS-20mini

Published on Sep 27, 2016 karenevil

"Last night improvisation with recorded outdoor's ambient sound (or noise).
Krome was used as MIDI keyboard for the minilogue."

Nathan Hahn, Live Synthesizer looping : Artificial Flicker of Light

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Nathan Hahn

"This synthesizer loop is part of a weekly exorcise in looping that I am using to push myself further into the practices of looping, filming, and recording. I used a Roland TR-08, Oberheim Echoplex, Korg Taktile, and Electribe Sampler, as well as the Waldorf Streichfett, and Rocket."

Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers BEMI Buchla Music Easel

via this auction

"Buchla Music Easel purchased new by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers to test with our products. We used this unit on our test bench for a few weeks. before it was packed back up.

The sale includes everything that we received with the unit. Original box, patch cables, power adapter, quick start guide, demo dvd, program cards, removable lid, small patch cable bag. We calibrated the tracking of the unit and included a print out of the calibration procedure for future reference. The synthesizer will be double boxed and shipped from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers."

Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers Moog MiniMoog Voyager Old School

via this auction

"Moog Voyager Old School was purchased new by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers to test with our products. We used this unit on our test bench for a few months before it was packed up.

The nameplate on the front of the synthesizer has a small bend in the lower right corner (see picture).

The sale includes everything that we received with the unit. Original box, IEC power cable, manual, and patch book. The synthesizer will be triple boxed and shipped from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers."

Doepfer MAQ 16/3 Dark Edition BLACK SN 131165

via this auction


Published on Sep 27, 2016 Sean Pendleton

"Turing machine Klee duet. Braids triggered with it's internal VCA and in meta mode, Braids in /|/|/| mode going into the Manhattan Audio SVVCF, Rings being Rings. Stupid dicking about with my DIY synth."

Tetra Cycle - Intellijel Atlantis

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Kevin Polzer

"Moog Mother-32 + Intellijel Atlantis + Mutable Instruments Braids Drexciya style eurorack"

This is song. This is music project.

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Manuele Montesanti

"This is song. This is music project. This is solo"

Division 6 Business Card Sequencer

via Division 6.

How cool is that? A business card that is actually functional. I love it when manufactures do this. Analogue Solutions had a circuit board business card as well. If you know of others, feel free to leave a comment.

Details, including how to get your own, via Division 6:

"Boards for this fun little sequencer, which can also be used as a tiny keyboard, were handed out to everybody who attended Knobcon 2016. If you're wondering what to do with your board, or want to get one of your very own, you've come to the right place.

Connections, From Left to Right

Power In: 7-15VDC, tip positive (Don't reverse it or it will get mad). Just find a voltage source on your synth somewhere. If the notes being played by the sequencer seem flat, the power supply you have chosen may be dropping too much under load. If you can't or don't want to use your synth to power the sequencer, you can use a 9V Battery or AC power supply.
Clock In: 0-5V is ideal, but going outside that range won't hurt it. Step will advance on rising edge.

CV Out: 1 volt/octave, C=1V/2V/3V. Connect to the CV in on your oscillator (or filter or whatever)

Gate Out: On=+5V. Plug this into your VCA, EG, etc. Gate timing follows the clock when the sequencer is running, buttons when in Ready mode, and stays on while programming.


Push Run to start playing a sequence. The true green Run LED will light to tell you that you are in Run mode. Push it again to Pause. The sequencer steps can be programmed while paused.

Push reset to stop the sequence, go to step 1, and enter Ready mode. The blue step LED will blink to let you know that you are in Ready mode. This means that when you press Run again, the sequencer will play step 1 on the next clock pulse instead of skipping it and going to step 2.

Direction & Address Modulation W/ DU-SEQ Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"The DU-SEQ Eurorack sequencer has some tricks up it's sleeve, including CV input on the Direction/Address function which when modulated, dramatically alters sequence playback and step order."

Moog Minimoog Model D overview

Published on Sep 27, 2016

"Read more info on the Moog Model D at Kraft Music:

Want to hear more playing? Check out Adam Berzowski from Kraft Music perform on the Model D. [below]

The Moog Minimoog Model D is back in production for the first time since 1981. The integrity of the legendary Minimoog monophonic analog sound engine is intact, with three vintage-style Moog oscillators and the classic Moog ladder filter, hand-constructed on circuit boards recreated using original designs and component placement. In addition, a number of well-considered new features have been added to the Model D, including analog LFO and filter envelope as modulation sources, a Fatar keybed with velocity and aftertouch, MIDI In/Out/Thru, CV outputs, external modulation CV input, external audio input overload modification, and improved circuit board connectors for touring reliability."

Moog Model D Performance with Adam Berzowski

Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer | Reverb Gear Demo

Published on Sep 27, 2016

"The Arturia MatrixBrute ( is an analog synthesizer with all of the accouterments you might find in a modern digital synth but with that sweet analog tone. The MatrixBrute is a one-stop-shop as far as analog synth tones go. With a powerful sequencer, arpeggiator, a modulation matrix for patching and routing your own signal path, and up to 256 presets you can play this thing live, in the studio and everywhere in between. However, unlike most synthesizers this feature-heavy, the MatrixBrute from Arturia has no LCD screen, no confusing menus or scroll wheels. Everything is right at the tip of your fingers with a plethora of knobs, faders and pads. Read more about the Arturia MatrixBrute at

Arpeggiator/Oscillator Demo - 1:30
Filter Demo - 2:23
Envelope Filter - 3:46
Duo-Split Demo - 5:00
Sequencer Demo - 5:51
Sequencer Playing Example - 7:03
Modulation Demo - 8:05
Playing Demo - 9:53"

Carnival Reboot - All Tempest (Rough Mix)

"Entire track was created and performed live using DSI Tempest. Sept 2016 in Toronto.



Korg Minilogue Impressions - Part 3

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Stochastic Design

"Follow along as we craft a pad sound from scratch, end up with a retro synth piano/pad patch, and craft a riff and a Volca beat to go with it!"

All parts here.

Acid Jam with Forehead Cam

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Joel Braverman

"K5000s arp, WildBerry x0xb0x, Korg Minilogue, Roland JX8P+Arturia KeyStep seq, modded analog drum machines (dr-110, KPR-77) and a cameo from a couple of electribes, shot on iPhone using a new head mount, performed and mixed on a Mackie LM-3204. Other gear visible but not used."

29 09 16 - Serge Paperface '78 & Bugbrand Modular

Published on Sep 26, 2016 batchas

Serge Modular - Mai 11, 2016 [Part 02]

Published on Sep 27, 2016 batchas

"I found this in my backups, previously unpublished.
Obviously the end part of a patch."

Eurorack Modules by Cavisynth

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Cavi Master

Note, this is the first Cavisynth post on the site. They have modules listed on their site as follows:

The Arudurack

"Ardurack is a multifunction eurorack module based on Arduino.
It has 8 functions all centered around pulse/square signal:

Trigger by the push of a button (2 to 100ms per impulse).
Tap-Tempo trigger (2 to 100ms per impulse).
Modulator, a voltage controlled square wave LFO. Frenquency range is fixed between 0,5Hz (2000ms) and 15Hz (65ms).
Simple square wave VCO (gated or continuous mode).
Complex square wave VCO 1 (gated or continuous mode).
Complex square wave VCO 2 (gated or continuous mode).
Noise (gated or continuous mode).
440Hz Tuner
The conception and functiunalities of the Ardurack make it differ from other modules in it’s own unique way.
Every single mode has it’s own particularity. They may seem simple at first but with well-thought and clever addons, they transform the module in a complex utility workload machine! For instance things like having a hold option on the trigger when it is high, the doubling of the modulator period by the simple push of a button or the gated mode on the VCO’s which avoids the need of an external VCA.

The developing philosopy of the module started from one constraint: The Arduino ProMini board based on the Atmega328p microcontroller. The idea is to extract all good working signal from this chip for the eurorack world. This chip only provides digital signal or square waves. Therefore every output mode is based on square wave / pulse / triggers.
Eventhough it is deliverd fully assembled, functional and equipped with the different modes explained, it is up to you to make this module yur own. You may upgrade or downgrade it’s hardware or firmware! It is possible to re-programm it with the Arduino environement and an FTDI adapter. You may also want to add more inputs and/or outputs out of the non-exploited I/O on the ProMini board. You buy the hardware, the assembly and the developping, the rest is up to you!
As to say, it is also the first official module from Cavisynth Labs.
First of a long list to come!"


"SEQ-UFD is a fuly & small ( 18HP ) 8 step sequencer based on Arduino.

To begin with, why this name: SEQ-UFD ?

Ok, I think “SEQ” it’s obvious, but “UFD” ? no idea?
This means absolutely nothing! Maybe you can found something but the only way is a pun in French.
In French, SEQ-UFD is pronounced the same way as C.Q.F.D (cé. cu. èf. dé )
C.Q.F.D: “Ce qu’il fallait démontrer” -> This was to be demonstrated. Voilà!

Number of steps selector controled by knob
Multimode controlled by knob or CV
Internal or external clock ( internal: 20 to 2500 ms )
Trigger output: ideal for EG (70 ms)
External clock input + reset steps input
8 separated gated output ( like Doepfer A-161 clock sequencer )
8 steps with voltage controled by knob
CV outpout with range controled by knob
List of available modes:

Step selector (hold step) (1 to 8)
Forward routine ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Backward routine ( 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 )
Forward-backward routine ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Crab routine based on the first step ( 1->2, 1->3, 1->4, 1,->5, 1->6, 1->7, 1->8 )
Z (zed) routine ( 1->5, 2->6, 3->7, 4->8 )

Like the Ardurack, the developing philosopy of the SEQ-UFD started from one constraint: The Arduino ProMini board based on the Atmega328p microcontroller. The idea is to extract all good working signal from this chip for the eurorack world. This chip only provides digital signal or square waves. Therefore every output mode is based on square wave / pulse / triggers / gates.
An ideal context for making a sequencer!

Always like the Ardurack, you may upgrade or downgrade it’s hardware or firmware! It is possible to re-programm it with the Arduino environement and an FTDI adapter. You buy the hardware, the assembly and the developping, the rest is up to you!"

The Minipass V1

"Passive multiple Version 1

You can link A with B & B with C by switch.
If the two switch are on the right (link), every plug are linked.

This is equivalent:

3 x 4 multiples
1 x 4 + 1 x 8 multiples
1 x 12 multiples
Technical specifications:

Format – Eurorack
Power consumption – none (passive module)
Module width – 4HP (20mm)
Module depth – 18mm (Skiff verry firendly)
Weight – 30g"

Preen FM2 Four Voice Synth

via this auction

"This is both a gorgeous sounding and gorgeous looking FM Synth.

Comes with external power but can also be powered by USB

Today’s technology in a small box.

In addition to regular FM synth features you’ll get (firmware 2.01) :

4 independent instruments. Each of them has:

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer SN 164200 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

"Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer for sale. This TB-303 sounds incredible. It has been well taken care of in a non-smoking, climate-controlled studio. It comes with the original Roland travel bag for the 303 and it is in pristine condition. Everything has been tested: DIN Sync, CV/Gate, all buttons work without issue and all potentiometers sound clean.

The serial number is 164,200 - Made in Japan. Comes with BOSS PSA-120S - Roland's recommended power supply. This is the real deal, analog TB-303 in excellent condition. Instantly ready for your studio, live set-up or for whatever you need it for."

ciat-lonbarde plumbutter 2

via this auction

Note the wood is actually engraved.

"This is one phenomenal instrument. It lives and breathes a beautiful sound of its own. Out of everything I have to sell to go to Vet school this is the one piece I still want to hang on to.

I had this plugged into a Strymon Timeline and Bluesky and the results are literally awesome. There's some patch sheets on Muffwiggler that got me started and then I just got into it from there.

I got this brand new earlier in the year and it still smells like fresh cut wood - awesome!

It comes complete with a stereo output jack, power supply and 26 PVC stacking banana plugs (various lengths) from Test Path so you'll have everything you need to plug and play right away.

This is the ticket to unique one-of-a-kind sounds, atmospheres and drones in your music and film scores.

Enjoy her!"

Moog MiniMoog Model D SN 3718

via this auction

"This thing has undoubtedly seen it's share of action over the years. It has quite a few nicks, scratches and dents. Just by looking at it you can almost hear the countless attempts to play Frankenstein that have been tried on it. This is literally one that is going to be tough to see leave.

This Minimoog is definitely not a museum piece. It is not all original and has it's share of issues, but it is a great instrument. It is what we would call player's grade, and I would love it to go to a home where it will get the crap played out of it.

Let's get down to the details.

- First the serial number and completion signatures would indicate that it was created in 1974.
- Everything is in working order and sounds great, as I literally had put $500 into it getting it up and running less than 1 month ago. I had it serviced by Mike Borish over at Borish Electronics who is one of the best here in Chicago for old synths.
- Mike was able to replace any grommets on the keyboard so there are no clacking keys that plague these boards.
- Several pots have been changed out as well as a new power cord.
- There is a scratchy switch, but only one and it is the 440 signal for tuning. Only make a scratching noise when switched on or off.
- The keyboard is not perfectly level, as seen in the photos. It is very playable however.
- It is missing screws for one bracket on the actual wooden frame, you can see that in photo #21. The frame is rock solid however.
- Has a strange flaw in the finish on the top front panels that can only be seen in certain light, shown in photo #13
- Keep in mind that things have been changed out on this, so it can not be considered all original.

There are just a few pots that are still a little scratchy, but nothing major. I also have not had the chance to try the external controller connections so cannot say if those work or not. There does seem to be a little static from the high output jack, but the low output jack works just fine."

Oberheim Matrix 6R Synthesizer SN k661802

via this auction

GTR Orgatron 1

via this auction

"GTR Orgatron 1, Analog Synthesizer, Wurlitzer , with music book, folio etc. Takes 6 C batteries or AC power supply. (Not included)
Includes music folio, music book, order form and other documentation"

Drone Commander

Published on Sep 27, 2016 cane creek

"Grendel Drone Commander demonstration."

Oberheim Matrix-12 Programming Tips + Tricks [FM]

Published on Sep 27, 2016 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

FM Synthesis is not just for DX7 and Yamaha synths. The Oberheim Matrix-12 can do primitive FM as well, albeit a single carrier and modulator pair. Here are some tips and tricks for exploring the FM possibilities. Some of the ideas come from my Getting Started Programming FM video, so you may want to check that out too."


skinnerbox - live setup

Published on Sep 27, 2016 iftahbox

"a short video that demonstrates our usual live setup."

Maschine Jam using hardware such as the EMS Synthi and a Roland Chorus Echo

Published on Sep 27, 2016 kurt uenala

"Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine Jam using analog hardware such as the EMS Synthi (controlled by the Maschine sequencer) and a Roland Chorus Echo (as aux send) along with the new Maschine Performance effects."

Kilpatrick Audio Introduces the K3021 Master VCO Eurorack Module

K3021 Master VCO Module Demo Published on Sep 27, 2016 KilpatrickAudio

"Check out the K3021 Master VCO module from Kilpatrick Audio. This module offers the same amazing sound and features as half of the K3020 Dual VCO in a compact and affordable module."

via Kilpatrick Audio

"Eurorack Triangle Core VCO with Waveshapers - 18HP

Built on the success of the K3020 Dual VCO, the K3021 Master VCO offers a single channel oscillator based on this famous design. Completely redesigned to replace now hard to find parts, the K3021 uses a complete new triangle core design based around discrete transistors for an amazing tone excellent stability. Useful as both your main pitch oscillator and as a complex low-frequency signal source (LFO) the K3021 Master VCO is a workhorse module great for any system.

One of the features that makes the K3021 extra special is its use of complex waveshapers and pulse width modulation circuits to create unique timbres. You can select between sine, triangle and ramp waveforms for the WAVE section. These waves then feed into the triple pulse width modulator to create very rich pulse waves that have a much more lively character than a simple single-channel PWM. Choose from one of three PULSE output combinations for unique variations.

The BLEND and PULSE outputs can be used independently, or can be combined through the use of the ultra-low distortion blend section. Smoothly fade between the WAVE and PULSE waveforms either manually or with voltage control. By using the blend circuit especially with the LFO mode engaged, very complex modulation waveforms can be easily created.

Features and Specs

Eurorack (3U) form factor - 18HP width
Master VCO with on board precision power regulation
LED indication of selected switch positions and VCO core activity
1V/octave CV input - factory trimmed for 1V/octave response
Linear FM input with level control
Fine and coarse tuning controls
Normal VCO frequency range: 2Hz to 15kHz
LFO mode switch - period approx. 60 seconds to low audio range
Temperature compensated exponential converter with matched transistors
All-new discrete triangle-core and sine wave shaper
Wave shaper with sine, triangle or ramp waveforms - switch selectable
Pulse shaper with triple pulse width modulators for complete timbres
Voltage controlled mixing between wave and pulse waveforms
High-end blend VCAs with ultra-low distortion and linear control
Sync input for hard syncing of VCO core
PWM input with level and offset controls
Blend VCA control input with level and offset controls - full deflection with 5Vpk-pk
Blend output - output from the blend VCA containing wave and/or pulse waveforms
Pulse output - dedicated output from the pulse shaper containing pulse waveform
All inputs and outputs are tolerant of +/-12V
All outputs drive 10Vp-p with 1K output impedance
Requires +12V (90mA), -12V (50mA) - 16 pin Doepfer-style power cable used - approx. 1.7W total power consumption
Designed and made in Canada using high quality parts.
Warranty: 1 year"

Behringer DeepMind 12 Interview and sound demo knobcon 2016

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Flux302 of

"Flux interviews the Midas crew about the Behringer DeepMind 12 at Knobcon 2012"

Adventures in Synthesis: Backyard Fall Afternoon Modular

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Chris Beckstrom

"I'm on a mission to challenge some ideas about modular synthesis:

That is has to be expensive, or that you can't build it yourself, or that it has to look pretty, that it's too complicated, that you need an electrical engineering degree to play it, or that you can't take it outside.

After all, it's a musical instrument not totally unlike a guitar. Now that I've reconfigured it a bit, why not bring it out to the back yard and play a bit?

This simple patch was inspired by the work of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. If you haven't heard her magnificent music, check it out!

Patch Notes

There are 4 voices in this patch: The bassline, a 3-note repeated figure by saw waves, the delay of that figure, and another saw oscillator.

Modular Patch 3 with Dopefer A-100 plus Ladik and MFB Modules

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Der Schlendrian

"Drums by Mutable Instruments GRIDS with Nord Drum2.
Lots of Ladik Modules here: Synare FIlter, Distortion, 6 Channel Mixer, LFO L-130, Random CV, Easy Quantizer, Gate/Tap, Clockworks, 4 and 8 Step Sequenzer with ROM Player."

Bastl Instruments BitRanger Demo

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Bonedo

"Sound demo of the Bastl Instruments bitRanger - a patchable analog Synthesizer and logic computer."

10 Patches on Make Noise 0-Coast

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Soundria

Korg volca kick - Demo

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Bonedo

"#Korg #volca #kick - Short demo of Korg's full analogue kick and bass synthesiser."

First Impressions of the Roland SYSTEM-8 with Solvent

Published on Sep 27, 2016 RolandChannel

"Zimbabwe-born Jason Amms (aka Solvent) lives in Toronto, ON, where he spends his time obsessively grappling with an outsized collection of vintage analog synthesizers, samplers, and sequencers.

In this video, Solvent shares with us his first impressions of the Roland SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer, as well puts on one of the world’s first performances on this instrument."

First Impressions of the Roland SYSTEM-8 with John Leimseider

Published on Sep 27, 2016 RolandChannel

"John Leimseider specializes in analogue synthesizers, vintage electronic equipment, and keyboard repair for national and international musicians and collectors.

With over 30 years of experience repairing and restoring keyboards and analogue synths, John is one of North America’s premier keyboard techs.

He currently works as the Electronics Technician for the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
John sat down with Paul McCabe, President and CEO of Roland Canada, to talk about Roland synthesizers past and present."

First Impressions of the Roland SYSTEM-8 with Amin Bhatia

Published on Sep 27, 2016 RolandChannel

"Emmy-nominated composer Amin Bhatia has a dual career both as synth programmer and orchestral film composer.

Prizes at the Roland International Synthesizer competitions won him international fame in his youth, leading to projects with David Foster and Steve Porcaro and launched him into a career in film and television score composition.

In this video Amin, who was one of the first people in the world to try out the SYSTEM-8, shares his first impressions, along with his insights on the role that synthesizers and hardware play in modern-day composition."

Click here for previous posts featuring Amin Bhatia.

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