MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Roland SH2000 Analogue Synth SN 331985

via this auction

Some controllers

Published on Oct 31, 2016 António Machado


Teenage Engineering OP-1

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Teenage Engineering OP-1 Demo using the String synth engine with the Finger seq as the sequencer. The String has the CWO effect on it as well a Delay on the master Effect."

Moog Mother32

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Moog Mother32 Demo at Perfect Circuit Audio"

Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight with the Prophet 12" with Dan Haigh

The eigth in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with Dan Haigh here.

"Dan Haigh is an English musician, film director, video game designer, writer and visual effects artist. He is best known as co-founder of synth wave band, GUNSHIP, and as the bass player in the English alternative rock band Fightstar."

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

Eminent Solina String Ensemble with Small Stone

Published on Oct 31, 2016 MrFirechild

"Here is a track using vintage synthesizers, creating the iconic soundscape from 1976. Eminent Solina, Model D, Memorymoog, Yamaha CS-80 and a Moog modular clone. The track is called In Phase. Produced and composed by"

Slow acid synth jam 2016 (Minibrute TT303 Beatstep Pro AIRA TR8)

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Calle Nilsson

"Synth jam with Minibrute sequenced with Beat Step Pro. TT303 and Roland AIRA TR8"

This could be a John Carpentereque Halloween track.

"Analog 6 Voice Sketch 429" Dark,Prophet 6,Halloween 16

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

"Synthesizer, Music"

Remember to track the Halloween label for more spooky posts.

HALLO WIEN // the move 38 // Roland Jupiter 6

Published on Oct 31, 2016 LESINDES

"ROLAND JUPITER 6 is greeting the Austrian cummunity."

Halloween with the Roland D-50 Synthesizer - creepy soundscapes

Published on Oct 31, 2016 RetroSound

"Happy Halloween wishes RetroSound all subscribers. Have a great day and a creepy evening.
all sounds: Roland D-50 LA Synthesizer (1987)
all pics by me. for more creepy pictures check my instragram account:

RetroSound home:"

Dave Bundy - Halloween '16 (MakeNoise SharedSystem - Strymon BigSky - Industrialectric EchoDegrader)

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Dave Bundy

"Happy Halloween 2016"

See the Halloween label at the bottom of this for more.

Halloween VGM Medley by Steven Morris

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Steven Morris

Halloween VGM Medley
Arranged by Steven Morris
Featuring songs from Pokemon, Super Mario Land 2, Final Fantasy VI, Resident Evil, Ghosts 'n Goblins, and LoZ: Majora's Mask

Special thanks to my supporters on Patreon:
Adrien Fins
Matthew Huggett"

@THEMILLIIONECHOES Using Their Brain with the DSI Prophet '08 on Halloween


"Using my #brain with the @dsiSequential #Prophet08 this #halloween.. #analog #synthesizer"

A Moogy Happy Halloween via @spaceprodigi

via ‏@spaceprodigi

"Happy Halloween @moogmusicinc !!! 🎃#synth #synthesizers #synthkids #moog #sub37"

Novation Bass Station, Nord Electro 5D, Akai Tom Cat, Akai Timbre Wolf and Roland Jupiter 5D Jam

Published on Oct 3, 2016 Tomas G

A bit of a Halloween vibe on this one.

"Novation Bass Station, Nord Electro 5D, Akai Tom Cat, Akai Timbre Wolf and Roland Jupiter Jam with Lizzie Joyce.

To view more of Tomas's work then visit :-"

ONE MINUTE SYNTH REVIEW!!! Ep. 8 Arturia Microbrute (Halloween Special)

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"It's the Halloween Synthtacular...or something like that. This is the Arturia Microbrute


EDP Wasp Synth

via this auction

Love on a real train

Love on a real train from Rodrigonzalez on Vimeo.

On the Novation Circuit.

Yamaha Introduces VOCALOID4 Library CYBER SONGMAN

【CYBER SONGMAN】Official Demo Fighter

Update: video added above, sent my way via Elias.

"Yamaha Corporation announced that is has begun to market 'VOCALOID4 Library CYBER SONGMAN', a new PC-based software that can create natural singing voices in authentic English pronunciation. This new software can be downloaded, beginning today, from the official VOCALOID Shop.

VOCALOID is a technology developed by Yamaha in 2003 to create artificial singing voices just by inputting words and melodies. By installing a Voice Bank, filled with sound bite parts of human voices, and the VOCALOID Editor to input the words, melodies, and singing styles desired, you can instruct the virtual singer of your choice to perform anytime and anywhere.

VOCALOID is continuing to evolve, and is presently available for creating cyber singing voices in Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Voice Bank software is available from Yamaha and other sources within and outside of Japan. Yamaha announced VOCALOID 4, the latest version, in November 2014. This version offers richer, more natural and expressive singing voices than ever before.

A very wide range of songs created with VOCALOID is available from video Internet sites such as YouTube. Especially in Japan, VOCALOID has grown and developed to become a part of the musical culture.

CYBER SONGMAN, which Yamaha is announcing today, is a new Voice Bank developed especially for users in the English-speaking world. CYBER SONGMAN offers a new level of enjoyment in creating songs using virtual singers performing in the English language. This new Voice Bank is based on recorded sound parts taken from the singing of a native speaker from the United States, and the pronunciation is clear and crisp American English that fits in well with almost any musical genre. If users also use the Growl function, it is possible to create the high levels of expressiveness needed, for example, in blues and rock songs.

CYBER SONGMAN was developed for wide global use, and it is offered for sale as a product that can be downloaded even from outside Japan. The price is JPY10,000 (before tax), and sales began today on the dedicated VOCALOID Official Shop. Besides, for VOCALOID beginners, we offer two starter kits on the VOCALOID shop. One consists of CYBER SONGMAN and VOCALOID4 Editor, the other consists of CYBER SONGMAN and VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase. The both products are offered at discounted price.

*We are also considering offering the new Voice Bank for download on other websites operated by Yamaha.
*This product cannot be used on a stand-alone basis and must be used with VOCALOID4 Editor or VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase andthe Cubase Series."

03-The Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro: Part 3-Filters

Published on Oct 31, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the type of filter found in the Tom Oberheim Two-Voice Pro.

If you're enjoying these videos, you might consider"

All parts here.

An Intro to Making Generative Music on Modular

Published on Oct 31, 2016 mylarmelodies

"Breaking down some of the most useful module types one-by-one to aid in the pursuit of making generative music on your modular. AKA: How to jumble your shit! TABLE OF CONTENTS:

2:38 VCAS - To Modulate Modulation
8:35 LFOS - To Enact Changes Over Time
11:00 Random Voltage Generators - To Add Life
12:17 Pitch Quantisers - To Make Randomness Musical
14:15 Clock Dividers - For Long, Timed Occurrences
19:49 Sequential Switches - To Jumble Your Shit
23:25 Logic Modules - To Make Ace New Clock Patterns Out of Simple Or Unruly Ones"

Error Instruments Introduces Spikes Eurorack Module

via Error Instruments:

"When it comes to strange noises Error Instruments is the most strange sound shop out there.

Now they have their Own modules for a selected audience under the name of error modular.

These are complex and mainly noise modules specializing in sound ART with glitch noises and strange pulse modulations.

Now Become the inventor of error. Artist Paul Tas becomes 40 years old and there is celebration!

So you have to be lucky because many modules will be on sale for 40 euros

Also very important to know is that Errorinstrument is launching a new eurorack module called Spikes.

Spikes is a module with 13 touch points. you can mix it to generate different sounds or CV.

so it's a voice but also a controller for CV.

The sound spectrum goes far, above 20,000 hertz and what the human ear can hear. ultra sound at the frequency how dolphins or bats communicate .

The attack have a natural decay by touching the spikes you create complex combinations.

The human contact is the source.

It has two CV inputs with VCA character.

CV out

1x audio out

SPIKES comes in two editions.

SPIKES error wood € 199

SPIKES PaulTas 40 years edition € 270 ......... sexy

more info"

Rossum Electro-Music Ships CONTROL FORGE Programmable Universal CV Generator

"Eurorack Module is a Supremely Flexible Modulation Source for Elaborate One-Shot Contours, Evolving Cyclical Patterns, and Sequences that Live and Breathe

(Scotts Valley, CA, October 31, 2016) -- Rossum Electro-Music today announced that their Control Forge Programmable Universal CV Generator Eurorack module is now shipping to Rossum Electro-Music dealers worldwide.

Originally previewed earlier this year, Control Forge’s core functionality is drawn from the E-mu Morpheus’s insanely powerful (but hard to program on a two-line display) Function Generators. But now expanded into a supremely flexible modulation source encompassing elaborate one-shot contours, evolving cyclical patterns and sequences of arbitrary length and complexity.

• At its most basic, Control Forge is an 8-segment function generator with variable time and target voltage level for each segment.

• Each segment’s level can be defined either absolutely or relative to the ending level of the previous segment and can optionally be quantized to the nearest 1/12 volt.

• Each segment’s level may have a user defined range of randomness of either linear or gaussian distribution.

• The time scale may be modulated under CV control or manually via the encoder during runtime.

• There are 67 different transition shapes between segments (indicated graphically on the display during selection), from linear and exponential shapes to various flavors of random, chaotic, and many more that don’t lend themselves to one-word descriptions, including the ability to pass CVs directly through to the output for individual segments.

• Also included are “DC” shapes that allow the module to be used as a sequencer with all of the module’s available programmability. When combined with Control Forge’s Preset Sequencer, sequences can be hundreds of steps long and modified in real time manually or by CVs.

• Each segment may optionally have a conditional jump that results in a jump to another selected segment (or to a completely different preset) if a particular condition is met. E.g., a CV being above or below the selected conditional value, the presence or lack of a gate or logic high at their respective inputs, rising or falling edges at the inputs, etc. So, in addition to one-shot shapes, extremely elaborate cyclical patterns can be programmed that evolve based on the various conditional inputs.

• Control Forge’s AutoChain functionality allows the creation of two very specific kinds of multi-preset patterns: A multi-preset retriggerable pattern (like a long syncable LFO), and a multi-preset “envelope-like” pattern with retriggerablity, an optional sustain section, and a “release" section that’s jumped to on gate fall.

• Two independent triggers can be programmed to fire in response to a variety of events and can be used to affect either Control Forge itself or external modules.

• 500 presets can be saved and recalled.

• A preset sequencer allows stepping through up to 200 user-defined series of presets under trigger, clock or manual control. This allows contours and sequences of almost unlimited length and complexity.

• All presets and sequences can be transferred to any number of Rossum Electro-Music Satellite modules, which can then operate as stand-alone modulation sources, completely independent of the Control Forge.

Control Forge is now available from Rossum Electro-Music dealers worldwide. Its price in the USA is $499.00.

More Control Forge information can be found at the Rossum Electro-Music web site:"

Free Buchla Easel Virtual Patchseet

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Todd Barton

"If you have a Buchla Easel you don't need the iProgram Card to download the free Buchla Easel Remote Control app which can then act as a virtual patchsheet. No sound but nice graphic interface and cable and slider GUI."

iTunes: Buchla Easel Remote Control - Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments Pty Ltd

elektron Analog Heat Test 1

Published on Oct 31, 2016 verstaerker

"my first test run of the elektron analog heat"

Announcing Jordan Rudess Keyfest 2017!

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Jordan Rudess

"I'm proud to announce Keyfest 2017!
Learn from, listen to and jam with Jordan Rudess AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Four nights and three full days with Jordan Rudess and special guests. KeyFest includes classes, jamming, and exclusive performances every day.

All activities and meals are included in your package.
Bring a friend, bandmate, child, spouse or loved one to this total immersion in all things keys!

Register now at"

Micro Korg XL, Akai Timbre Wolf and Akai Tom Cat Jam by Tomas George

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Tomas G

"Running through some ideas on the Micro Korg XL, Akai Timbre Wolf and Akai Tom Cat Jam

Visit to view more work"

Akai Tom Cat + Akai MPX8

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Benjamin Jimenez

"Here's my MIDI-synchro demo with AKAI Tom Cat and MPX8, with 808's samples."

Japanese Reggae サダダバニ園 奴らを冷たく冷やせ(w/ Ribbon Controller)

Published on Oct 14, 2016 TorigoyaSound

"'Cool them down coldly' Performed by Sadadabani-En
奴らを冷たく冷やせ by サダダバニ園
Sada(サダ) - Vocal & Guitar
Tadashi Kumada(熊田央) - Drums
Yukiya Taneishi(種石幸也) - Bass
Yuichi Onoue(尾上祐一) - Ribbon Controller(リボンコントローラー)

live at Asagaya Yellow Vision , Tokyo , on Feb 27th 2016
Kumada Festival(熊田祭り)


Moog Prodigy w/ Factory CV

via this auction

Not all have CV.

Studio Electronics MIDI Mini

via this auction

"After 25 years, I'm finally doing what I said I would never do... sell my beloved MIDI Mini. I am the original owner. This has been my secret weapon since 1996 and used on practically everything I've ever done, starting with a Peter Gabriel dance remix in 1997. These are not made anymore. The only reason I'm selling is that I have my sights set on some additional MOOG gear in 2017 and need to build up my kiddy fund.

This is a 100% Analog Mini Moog Clone in a rack. To my ears, it sounds identical in every way to the Model D. Years ago I was thinking of replacing it with the Moog Voyager. I compared them in my studio and this MIDI Mini won hands down... I sent the Voyager back. This unit has that massive sound that only 100% analog Moogs have.

Because this is a rack unit, it's perfect for touring and doesn't use any desk space in a studio.


Excellent working condition. Only some aesthetic scratches on top and bottom from pulling in and out of racks over the years. (See photos)"

Future Retro Revolution r2 SN FREVO918

via this auction


via this auction

"This is the offspring of the Fender Rhodes Chroma keyboard made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma keyboard. It has a classic analog ARP like sound, FAT. Patches can be layered up to 6 voices. This has classic analog synth controls including a cool sweep knob for sweeping through the LFO of analog filter cutoff parameters. This also has a basic real time sequencer and 132 memory patches.

This keyboard is in great shape, everything works and it's ready to rock!
Comes with a hard shell flight case and power cord.

This keyboard is built like a tank, very heavy!!"

Vintage MOOG Memorymoog Plus w/MIDI SN 3040

via this auction

This one has come up for sale a number of times over the years.

It looks like it's been given a new life, but so soon? Via the listing: "Up for your consideration is a beautiful Memorymoog analog synthesizer in excellent condition. It was completely refurbished and recapped by Electronic innovations in the Detroit area. It comes with the original manual and I do believe it has the original sounds loaded. It also has a Calzone hard case in okay condition. If you know anything about the Memorymoog you know this a monster keyboard."

The Pelican Briefcase Featuring Verbos Electronics Modules

Cool little suitcase synth featuring Verbos Electronics modules.

via VCS:

Remodelled from an old teacher’s briefcase, this classic Cavalet De Luxe will make the perfect addition to any modular mentor’s setup.

Whether you’re setting up your kit in the teacher’s lounge, or displaying it in your study, this case is guaranteed to add transportability and a nice vintage look to your setup."

They are sold out, but the price for the case minus modules was 4900 SEK, or $542 US.

Self Generation

Published on Oct 30, 2016 Dom Kerridge

"Modular synth enthusiast Tom Raven Martin discusses 'self generating patches' which is a a phenomenon in modular synthesizers in which the user initiates an ever evolving, constantly changing sound.

Produced and Directed by Dom Kerridge
Camera Operation by Jack Wood and Chris Walker
Sound by Chris Walker
Edited by Jack Wood"

Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer Noodling Part II - Knife Jogger Azures (Super Duper Audio Quality)

Published on Oct 31, 2016 raycastile

Part 1 here.

"Hello again! Here is another video of me improvising on my Yamaha CS-60 vintage analog synthesizer. Unlike the last one, which had risible audio recorded on an iPhone, this video has crisp, clear, beautiful audio recorded on a computer using Logic Pro X. This is the first time I've ever recorded anything using Logic Pro. I think it turned out pretty good, considering I had no idea what I was doing.

Obviously, this improvisation was inspired by Vangelis' "Blade Runner Blues." It's not a cover of that piece, just something in a similar vein. I wanted to demonstrate how a CS-60 can produce sounds usually associated with its big brother, the CS-80. It really has less to do with the synth and more to do with the way you play it.

There are no overdubs. The background tracks are looped patterns sequenced with the Alesis MMT8 (that gray box hovering to the left of my head), and arpeggiated rhythms coming from the Novation MoroderNova and Roland XP-30. The MMT8 is playing some electric piano noodling on the Yamaha Reface CP, a noodly doodly bass line on the Ensoniq ESQ-1, a vibe/string pad on the Korg M1, and a string pad on the Roland D-50. I'm playing the leads live on the CS-60.

The CS is going back to the tech soon, so I won't be able to play it for awhile. You can hear that the aftertouch is a little wonky, plus there are other issues. I edited out the most egregious hiccups. I'm looking forward to playing a fully-functional, problem-free synth! Though I suppose CS synths are never really problem free.

I hope this video satisfies people who wanted to hear a higher quality recording of the CS-60. You have almost a half hour of spacey blues noodling. So pig out!"


Published on Oct 31, 2016 Sounds Like Joe

"A quick study of Alessandro Cortini's drone style while learning Mutable Instruments Yarns.

DAW Clock and Midi Notes - Yarns

Yarns Pt 1 CV - multiple - Braids & Rings V/Oct
Yarns Pt 1 Gate AR = 1 - Quadra - Linix Ch1 Braids
Yarns Clock - Grids
Yarns Midi Out - Eventide Space Midi In
Grids 1 - STO Kick via Linix Ch3
Grids 2 - Rings via Linix Ch5 for accents

Rings and Braids through Three Sisters VCF with Freq modulation from Quadra Ch2 triggered from Batumi with Quadra envelop scaled via Mutamix

Linix Sum - Clouds - Eventide Space - Stereo track
STO Kick - mono track"

Eurorack modules from Radikal Technologies

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Jörg Schaaf

"Short demonstration of the RT-311(Oscillator) and RT-451 (Multimode Filter)."

Nord Lead A1 Creative Sound Design: Creating a dynamic patch

Published on Oct 31, 2016 NordKeyboards

"In this new Nord Lead A1 tutorial series Swedish keyboardist and composer Albin Westerlind will focus on creative sound design using the Nord Lead A1 and how to make patches optimized for live performances.
All patches in this tutorial series will be available for download here:

Part 1 here.

Mysteries Of The trautaniks Subharmonic Generator

Mysteries Of The Subharmonic Generator 1

Published on Oct 30, 2016 Ghost Money

From the maker of the Trautonium VT.

"The first of two presentations on the subharmonic generator. A Look at the very singular 'sawtooth' wave of the mixtur-trautonium in comparison with conventional oscillators.

For a very interesting read on the history and development of electronic music in Germany you can download Instruments for New Music Sound, Technology, and Modernism, byThomas Patteson for free at:"

Mysteries Of The Subharmonic Generator 2

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Ghost Money

"The second presentation looks at the operation and theory of the subharmonic generator.

The following table shows the differences between equal temperament and the output of the subharmonic generator in cents.

Tilliander - Buchla Easel / MC202 / Eurorack

Published on Oct 31, 2016 repeatle

Modular Synth Jam by Boodaman - The end of the beginning

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Cavi Master

"Pour Claire.

Live recorded the 30 october 2016 @ Boodaman studio.
100% modular synth performance exepted FX's

Rytmics 1: Mutable peaks + 2 Ladik RomPlay, Ladik Twin-T Drums
Rytmics 2: Mutant HiHat, MFB Snare, Delphytronics clap,...
Lead 1: Sputnik dual VCO + AJH VCO sync with Maleko richter OSC
Bass: Vampire model52

Lead Sequencing: Cavisynth SEQ-UFD + Turing machine
Rythmics: Beatstep pro + Zularic repetitor + Ladik Patern generator + lot of clocks div's ;)"

Zero Zero Island - behind the scenes Eurorack tracking session.

Published on Oct 31, 2016 zerozero island

"Here's a short clip in the studio of a patch i put together on the modular, for a new song in progress. I'm using the MakeNoise Pressure Points to trigger a counterpoint melody coming from 2 VCOs, a Dave Smith filter and a Doepfer Wasp filter. Once i have this sitting in the mix, all that's left are vocals and mixing, and it should be done (i think!) Oh, and i need to think of a title for it..."


Published on Oct 30, 2016 davidryle

"Large format modular and Eurorack modular with a looping sequence from the Roland System 8.

The System 8 is sending cv and gate info to a Mutable Instruments Rings and Clouds to generate the very last 8th triplet bell sequence sound. That is doubled with the S8 patch in the modular and sent through a Modcan Dual Delay. The timing for the sequence comes from the Suit & Tie Guy Time Divider to the trigger input of the keyboard.

Everything else is clocked from a midi to dinsync signal into the Pamela's Workout divider. The 4MS Quad Clock Divider, Moon Modular Octal Clock Divider, Intellijel Plog and a Dotcom Q962 Sequential Switch are used to generate other timings.

The main bass line sequence is a Q960 in 5 step pattern, row switched through a Q962. The sounds are the Mos Lab 901 suite through a 904 filter and STG digital attenuators.

The secondary upper sequence is a pair of STG Soundlabs Voltage Mini Stores which again are row switched in a five step pattern through a Malekko switch module. The sound source is The Harvestman Piston Honda mk1 into a Music Thing Spring reverb and TipTop Z-DSP with Clocked Delays chip. AR timing is from an Intellijel Quadra+Expander to an MST Dual VCA.

Both of these sequence patterns are transposed with a dotcom Q119 sequencer. Timing for the change is from a Q173 Gate Maths.

Kick sound is a Sputnik VCS through an Oakley VC State Variable Filter and timing from a Moon Modular 562 Trigger Sequencer. Noise swashes are Sputnik WCRS through an Synthetic Sound Labs Segwencer IV into an STG mixer and on through a Jurgen Haible Tau Pipe Phaser. Additional filtering was through a dotcom Q150 and Q107.

The last sequence is from an Intellijel Metropolis to an Ian Fritz and SSL Double Deka Ultrasonic VCO. The VCO is sent through a MOTM 440 LPF and a SSL Steiner Filter (high pass) on through a dotcom EG and Behringer DD400 digital delay. It is then sent to a Strymon Blue Sky reverb in plate shimmer mode. The MOTM 440 filter is frequency modulated by a bank B output of the DDVCO through an Encore pitch shifter.

Recorded in Cubase in one pass. Video edited in Final Cut Pro. Text title made in Motion."

Dave Bundy - Halloween '16 (MakeNoise SharedSystem - Strymon BigSky - Industrialectric EchoDegrader)

Published on Oct 31, 2016 Dave Bundy

"Happy Halloween 2016"

See the Halloween label at the bottom of this for more.

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