MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Filth Mode Engage

Published on Oct 22, 2016 voltlif

"Somewhere between dirty synth pop and industrial, based around a severely filthy kick drum-turned-bassline. Key patch notes:

Kick/bassline: Mannequins Mangrove through Serge Resonant EQ. Mangrove's pitch is driven by a sharp decaying Maths envelope, while its Formant is modulated by a rising Maths envelope, so it starts off a bit like a kick drum then swells into buzzy pulse-like sound. One of the higher bands from the Serge also goes into Erbe Verb, which has its Mix opened up by the same rising envelope. This creates thin washes that I bring in a bit before the main bassy sound.

Melodic riff: Mother 32, with its saw output going into a Doepfer A196 PLL, the output of which is fed back into Mother's external input. This creates a subtly glitchy accompaniment to the PWM from Mother's own VCO. An LFO modulates the balance between the two, and I tweak the balance manually at times. A clock goes through Branches into Mother's reset input, which I use to randomly stutter the sequence in the second half.

Snare: pink noise through a VCA opened by a sharp Function envelope, then processed through Demora set to a very short delay. Demora's Width control is sequenced to give more short repreats, creating ringing effects and stereo widening.

Hi-hats: open channel of Mutant Hi-hats, through a PIttsburgh Filter in notch mode to create a pseudo-phaser effect. Hats triggered by various clock divisions passed through a Doepfer A152. An A149-1 switches randomly between these, and the gate out from the slowest channel goes into the Mutant's Decay CV input."

Haymaker from the Rainmaker

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Dudadius

"Intellijel Rainmaker"

Nicolas Lévy - Songs for Buchla

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Nicolas Lévy


So, I finally finished this song I started a few vids ago! :)
I'm recording this one, + a few others at the moment to make a LP.
The plan is to come up with something I can perform live with the Buchla 200r system, a BigSky pedal a SM58+looper, a Folktek bug and that's it. No overdub at all. Live electronic music (made possible by the 248's ability to save sequences).

As you can tell, these songs are not really songs. These are not electronic/improv tracks either. But something in the middle I try to do between songwriting and Buchla performing...

This was shot while recording, on a Eos 70D I borrowed and don't really know how to use (as you can see!).

booking :

nicolas.levy AT"

Buchla 296e tutorial 4

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Todd Barton

"Looking at the Comb Filter and some more at the Split Filtering function of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor."

All parts here.

Batchas presents: Serge Paperface '78 - Patch 004

Published on Oct 22, 2016 batchas

"Another patch with FM."

Atirubu - circuit experiment 2

Published on Oct 22, 2016 kbroom

"Jam with Novation Circuit, Octatrack and Minilogue"

Part 1 here.

E350 Morphing Terrarium into Verbos Amplitude & Tone Controller

Published on Oct 22, 2016 wogsalg mit

"And so it begins…

A match made in heaven.

Also used:
Oakley Dual LFO
Dotcom EG
Symetrix 606
Lexicon LXP-1"

Korg SQ-1.

Rheyne - Live Jam #155 (live looping with Ableton Live)

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Rheyne

"Live looping with analog and digital musical instruments. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples.'

Tic-Tac Pussy Magnet. Samplr Animoog Model 15 Sunrizer Patterning iM1 jam seq'd by Genome

Published on Oct 22, 2016 exnihilo415

"Had too much fun with this one. Playing with Samplr on perhaps the most famous sound sample of the month, The Donald's pussy grabbing audio.

Patterning is doing all the percussion
Animoog: bassline
iM1: Rave-y and syncopated lead
Sunrizer: Big analog wash pad patch
Model 15: Final analog-ish lead after the wash
Donald Trump's very own Tic Tac container is doing the shaker.
Keep your eyes open for a dancing pussy somewhere in this video."

Samplr - Touch the Music - Marcos Alonso
Animoog - Moog Music Inc.
Sunrizer synth - BeepStreet
Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

SynthCube Acquires and Continues Music From Outer Space

As many of you know, Ray Wilson of Music From Outer Space passed away on July 21. There has been some speculation as to what would happen to MFOS. Ray Wilson's projects and website have been an incredible resource to the DIY community, and those looking to introduce themselves to the world of synth DIY. Well, I am happy to announce that SynthCube will be keeping the world of MFOS alive.

"SynthCube is delighted to announce the acquisition of Music From Outer Space. In cooperation with Ray Wilson's surviving spouse Debra, the 'Maiden of MFOS,' we are developing plans to extend Ray's work indefinitely. The MFOS website will remain in place, with all of its great content, humor and documentation. Plans are underway to continue to make the MFOS pcbs, panels etc available via our synthCube webstore, as well as other authorized MFOS stores and websites who choose to stock those items. Not only will the website and product line continue, plans are to extend it. Full kits, panel mount pcbs, reduced size euro-friendly boards, panels, pre-built products... all possibilities are on the table. More details to follow!

In honor of Ray Wilson, we will be establishing a memorial scholarship fund to support education in the areas of electrical engineering, audio, electronic music etc. We are also exploring avenues to use Ray's designs to supplement STEM teaching and training in a number of venues.

Existing MFOS inventory is available now via Plans are underway to restock any unavailable items.

Please refer any questions to us via the synthCube contact form or email."

New Thought Box Patch Demos

Four new demos added to the main post here. Don't miss them!

Buchla 296e tutorial 03

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Todd Barton

"continuing with my little tutorial series on the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor, this time looking at the Split Filter function."

All parts here.

Solaris Analog Programs - Part1

"Some of my custom Solaris programs recorded in mono with and without fx, through modified Toft ATB analog mixer. Musically not very interesting, but to give an idea of how close to an analog synthesizer the fully digital Solaris can sound. Most sounds have been recorded without fx, but after 2:40 I introduce some analog Electro Harmonix guitar pedal fx (commented in the timeline). In the last two sounds I used the Waldorf wavetables and "Jaws" (JP-80x0 supersaw) waveforms with logic digital stereo delay and Relab LX480 reverb. Some of the sounds utilize the built-in eq of the Solaris, but not the fx."

Digital Keyboards Synergy Vintage Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up for sale, a Digital Keyboards Synergy model polyphonic synthesizer in exceptional, near mint condition and in perfect working order. Of the estimated 700-800 Synergy keyboards originally produced, it's estimated that less than 100 are still in existence, and this example is easily one of the cleanest and most complete, with the original pedal, manual, and paperwork. This synthesizer was produced from 1982-85, and Digital Keyboards was a high-end US-based division of the Italian company Crumar. Using a high speed additive oscillator system developed by Bell Laboratories, Digital Keyboards created a sophisticated additive synthesizer known as the Crumar General Development System (GDS). While the GDS originally had a price tag of a whopping $27,500, the Synergy was a moderately stripped down version that sold for a mere $5,300 (roughly $13,000 when adjusted for inflation). A favorite of pioneering electronic music composer Wendy Carlos and a synth that has inspired a fervent following, the Synergy was state of the art in its time and is an enduring classic today.

The cosmetic condition of this Synergy is exceptional, as evidenced by the photos, with only a couple light scuffs on the plastic top and tolexed exterior. The original dual foot pedal is included, along with an IEC power cable, the manual, and other original paperwork."

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer SN 599349

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3

via this auction

"This Pristine Mint condition prophet has been stored for 25 years. It was recently refurbished by legendary keyboard tech Eric Frampton. Its is in perfect flawless condition."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Modded Moog Minimoog D w/Roland MPU-101

via this auction

"Modified by Studio Electronics (I believe in the mid '90s), or perhaps "MIDI-fied" would be the correct term. This MIDI-ready modification was done to many Minis in the LA area, I am told. Note the additional switches, the added LFO, etc. The functionality of these pro modded Moogs is greatly expanded! The Roland MPU-101 is the go-to MIDI interface here; this one is included with a group of labeled gray patch cables, as seen. There are paper copies of the SE guide and the MPU manual (probably a download). There is no other equipment, bag, case, or document included.

Cosmetically the Mini's paneling is quite nice, with just light wear and tear. I detect no foul odors. The keyboard plays very well, and the knobs turn and function as intended. There are several small marker labels applied to locations near the filter knobs, etc. as indicators for a former user. The synth is in good working shape, but of course a used 35-45 year old item that may periodically need attention; in my estimation the power supply capacitors would be the first thing you could tend to."

Roland RS-202 Strings SN 694010

via this auction

"Everything is working except for the strings 2 section button on the right hand side of the keyboard. You can press down on the strings 2 button but it won't stay down. This auction is an 'as is' auction."

Good price for those that can fix it.

Akai AX60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

KORG volca kick : first jam

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Masaki Takada

"my first jam.
have fun:)"

Hicut Cake #021 :: Korg Minilogue – tutorial

Published on Oct 22, 2016 hicutcake

– Korg Minilogue
– Teenage Engineering Po-12
– Strymon Big Sky

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2016"

Hands On: KROMA for UVI Falcon and Workstation

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"UVI KROMA is a sampled Synthesizer based on the Rhodes Chroma Synthesizer. This library works in UVI Falcon and UVI Free Workstation. Here is a demonstration of some of the included sounds."

Yamaha reface CP vs Strymon blueSky

Published on Oct 22, 2016 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

Ok, so lets get one thing over with before i get on with the technical details... I am not a piano player nor am i aspiring to be one.. i dont have any technique nor skills to compete with anyone out there, this is just me noodling away.. see me as your friendly bearded synthetist giving you some tunes and sounds from a galaxy far far away :D ok!! now when that part is cleared out. let get on to the tune !

I have ALWAYS wanted a Rhodes.. never had the money, space nor time to get one.. so when this reface CP thingy came out i sensed a possible purchase sometime in the future. And now here we are! :D

I dont really know how the real deal is supposed to sound in a setup like this.. never used an electric piano in any of my tracks before.. so i just noodle away, tweak it like a synth.. just to get a feel for how it can be used in my tunes. Im thinking, simpler overlay melodies and chords.. possibly in sync w a looper of some sort.

I really like the build quality of the CP, feels sturdy, on this noodle session im using the NLA1 as midi keys as i really need more that 3 octaves to play what i want to play (5 would be even better). Also I sort of miss and get the reason why ppl need proper hammer action when playing w a real piano sound.. as you can hear, some notes are wayyyy over the top in velocity (had to add a limiter on the track before posting it), im just going to have to learn how to play it more softly :)

Gear used: Yamaha reface CP, through the Strymon Bluesky FX .. RdI on the reface CP, and room modulated reverb on the bluesky.. after a little while i tune in some phaser on the CP which is a pretty nice fx built into the yamaha.

cheers.. hope you can enjoy this one :) there will be proper tunes featuring this one sometimes soon..

cheers !!"

Goths - A 120BPM patch for eurorack synthesiszer

Published on Oct 22, 2016 Luke Killen

"Today's patch explores using the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteratus as a oscillator source rather than a percussion instrument. I am also using the shaping capabilities of both the Sputnik Oscillator for the bass and the Makenoise DPO for the the dirty flute like part."

Super Mario Kart - Title Music (SNES Music) - Yamaha TG-33

Published on Oct 21, 2016 MrCaliforniaD

"Music and effects were generated on the Yamaha TG-33 (1990).

Drums were made with a Alesis HR-16 with Classic 80s 8-bit Drum Sounds EPROM."

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