MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 04, 2016

RIP Jean-Jacques Perrey 1929-2016

The image to the left may be a little blurry, but it comes from the one time I actually got to see Jean-Jacques Perrey live with Dana Countryman, back in 2006. I took that photo. That was one of the rare times I could sum up an experience in one word: magical. Well maybe two: magical, and joyful. That may sound cliche to some, but it is 100% accurate, and I do have to say, with the absolute upmost respect, Jean-Jacques Perrey (and Dana Countryman) put on one of the funnest shows I've been too. The man brought absolute joy to life. When I was a kid I had no idea I was listening to his tunes while watching Disneland's Main Street Electrical parade! He was a pioneer of electronic music that brought humor and playfulness to his music throughout his career. I still remember his pet elephant (you'll need to go through numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH to find it. :) As you'll see his presence influenced many posts here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years. His main instrument was the Ondes Martenot.

Image credit: Mal Meehan, in via Dana Countryman, who had the following to say (Update: you can find his full words here - do take the time to read it for a fascinating bit of synth history):

"My dear friend and mentor Jean Jacques Perrey passed away today, November 4th, 2016. His illness came on quickly, and he did not suffer long, for which I’m happy. I’m extremely sad that I’ll never see him again, but I have been playing some of his happiest music today, and it immediately cheered me up. I know that’s what he would want --- for everyone to be happy, and not to be sad."

He will be missed, but his music and memories will continue to bring joy to people for years to come. He brought so much joy to the world. Thank you Jean-Jacques Perrey!

Update: Dana Countryman wrote a longer piece on Jean-Jacques Perrey here. Do take the time to read it. From that piece:

"For those who don’t realize it, Jean-Jacques rst started recording electronic music in 1952, long before the Moog synthesizer was rst made for sale in 1967. Relocating from Paris to New York City, JJ actu- ally owned and recorded with the second Moog ever produced, and with his musical partner Gershon Kingsley, they released their rst Moog album -- almost two years before Wendy Carlos released her rst Moog album. Jean-Jacques was truly the pioneer of popular electronic music.

His crazy, happy music has been heard everywhere from commercials, to Sesame Street - in hip-hop songs, in dance remixes and most famously, for decades in the delightful featured music in Disneyland’s 'Main Street Electrical Parade'. In recent years, his music has even made appearances on the Simpsons, and on Comedy Central’s 'South Park'."

Update2: one more sent my way via @bronwenjones:

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - Funky Little Spacegirl - Music Video

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2009 mee3d

"View a High quality version here -

Celebrating 80 years of Jean-Jacques Perrey's Legendary Happy Electropop Music here is the Music Video for "Funky Little Spacegirl", released from the new album with Dana Countryman 'Destination Space'. Available on Oglio Records. Music Video Created by Mal Meehan from mee3d"

Kawai K5000S Additive Synthesizer Keyboard SN 602719

via this auction

KORG Electribe EMX1 2016 Hard House Beats! Groovebox Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Nov 4, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"KORG Electribe EMX1 2016 Hard House Beats!
by Rik Marston 100% No Talking! Just PURE EMX1!!
**Watch in HD! Headphones friendly!!!**

This video is part 1 of 2. This is the SD model.
I love this awesome POWERHOUSE!
Seriously, KORG -this is the BOMB!!! A+++!!!
It kicks MAJOR BUTT in the Groovebox Wars!!
I lose my mind when the EMX1 is in the house!
Anywho, Here we have 2 HOUSE patterns in action,
with a seriously awesome hard euro-vibe!

Patterns played & time frames in Video:
A35 E House6 @00:07
B45 House4 @04:05

Q117 Sample & Hold Tour

Published on Nov 4, 2016 synthesizersdotcom

"Demonstration of the Q117 Sample & Hold module.

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Power Pak - Synthrotek Eurorack 5V, 9V, 12V Power Module Demo, Kit DIY

Published on Nov 4, 2016 synthrotek

"The Synthrotek Power Pak takes the power in your Eurorack case, and converts it to +9V and +12v, and +5V. There are two of each jack, with the barrel jacks having one center negative jack and one center positive jack. With this module, you can easily power guitar pedals, drum machines, controllers, usb lights, charge smart phones, and other devices without having to lug around bulky power bricks of different types. Just plug a male to male connector cable or power train cable into the Power Pak, and you're good to go! A great tool for live performance as well! By installing one jumper, the Power Pak also allows you to ad +5V to your power distribution board or bus cable which can be used to power other Eurorack modules that need +5V. Save money and space with the Synthrotek Power Pak!

750mA limit on 9v and 12v barrel jacks.
1000mA limit on 5v USB jacks.
Polarity Protection and over current protection built in.
LED indicators for each rail.
Width: 4hp
Depth: 30mm"

Schippmann CS8 VCF02 Eurorack Module

via this auction

korg PolySix , analog synthesizer date released 1981

Published on Nov 4, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"The synthesizer's main features are six-voice polyphony with unison and chord memory voice assignment modes , 32 memory slots for patches and cassette port for backing up patches, and an arpeggiator."

Make Noise 0-Coast Demo

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demo of the Make Noise 0-Coast sequenced by an Arturia Beatstep Pro."

Roland TR-09 and TB-03 Demo

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Video demonstration of the new Roland TR-09 and TB-03."

Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Demo

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

DSM03 Part 2 - Low Pass Filter

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Beige Maze

Part 1 here.

Wall of Tube Noise in Spring Part 2

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Wein Glas

"This time not one, but two Metasonix S-2000 perform together with Spring Reverb and Tape Delay!"

Part 1 here

Live Octatrack Jam with Dreadbox Murmux v2, Elektron A4, Rytm, Moog SubPhatty, Nord A1

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Rickinger B.

"Here is a little Jam with the Octatrack as Master for Midi and Audio.

The Murmux and the Sub Phatty are plugged into the A4, the A1R into the Rytm; A4 and Rytm into the Octatrack."

Kurzweil 250 Demonstration Record ( 1984 )

Published on Nov 4, 2016 House of Angels

"Kurzweil 250 Demonstration Record ( 1984 )"

RIP Luna

This breaks my heart. Luna of CatSynth passed away:

"It is through tears and with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Luna. She passed away quietly and peacefully this afternoon.

Since suspending treatment, I have endeavored to keep her happy and comfortable and surrounded by love. The cancer continued to spread and over the past week it was clear just how much pain and difficulty she was in. It was my last gift to her to let her go and be free of the pain. Knowing that, it hasn’t made it any easier to say goodbye."

It never does. I had to put my cat JD down back in 2007 (CatSynth was kind enough to post about it) and I still miss him greatly. Pets will always have your back (if you let them). Certain pets more so than others. JD was one of them, and I know Luna was as well.  They let you become who you want to be. They are your confidante in life. Loosing them feels like loosing a part of yourself. Luna will not only be missed by her owner and friend Amanda, but by those of us that have enjoyed her virtual company online through numerous posts on CatSynth, and a few here on MATRIXSYNTH. We will never forget you Luna!

Click here for the full post on CatSynth, and of course, if you have a pet or want to leave your condolences there, please do.

CLUB OF THE KNOBS' Latest Giant Ships to LA

via Club of the Knobs

"Unfortunately the size of a modular synthesizer is unlimited...CLUB OF THE KNOBS' latest giant just shipped to L.A.

Enjoy the looks!"


New Full Sized Korg Arp Odyssey Spotted

These in via Soviet Space Child.

These shots appear to have come from the Korg booth at MusicFair " 楽器フェア " 2016 in Japan.

New Eurorack Format Moog Clone Modules from AION Modular & Mini System

Above is the AION Modular eurorack system based on clones of vintage Moog modules. Below are details on the four new modules from AION Modular. Click through for details on prior modules featured in the system above.

The AION Modular 904C Filter Coupler is an Eurorack clone of the classic Moog™ Modular 904C.

The 904C Filter Coupler connects the 904A Lowpass and the 904B Highpass together to produce a Bandpass or a Band Reject filter response.

Bandwidth can be extended to three octaves and Center Frequency ranges from 5Hz to 20KHz. Both can be controlled manually or via control voltage.

The 904C provides a wide variety of signal processing and we strongly encourage experimentation but we advise to start with the following settings:

904A Fixed Control Voltage +6
904A Frequency Range 2
904B Fixed Control Voltage -1
904B Frequency Range LOW

The 904A and the 904B are required to use the 904C.
In the "OFF" position, the 904A and 904B are disconnected from the 904C an can be used independently.

The connection cables are provided with the module.

Power: +12 (30mA), -12 (15mA)
Depth: 20mm
Doepfer compatible.

PRICE: 240€

DSI DSM03 Tutorial Demos by Beige Maze

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Beige Maze

DSM03 Part 1 - Triggered Rhythm
DSM03 Part 2 - Low Pass Filter
DSM03 Part 2 (errata) - Filter Self-Oscillation
DSM03 Part 3 - Artificial Space

Minimoog Live Loop Session

Published on Nov 4, 2016 mootbooxle

"Here's a completely spontaneous solo Minimoog performance, featuring just the new Minimoog Model D and a Boss RC-20XL looper, with a tiny bit of reverb and delay."

Buchla 296e tutorial 9

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Todd Barton

"I'm really excited about this tutorial! Having methodically covered the Buchla 296e manual in episodes 1-8, I took a break and explored new territory beyond the manual. This time looking to see if the 296e would feedback on itself. It does! and it is amazing! Enjoy."

"Here is a compilation of brief snippets from those feedback experiments."

All parts here.

Break (original song on Circuit synth) - and a thank you! | Deerful

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Deerful

One more below!

"A quick original song from me, on the Novation Circuit again. Excuse the state of my workspace, and please do like and subscribe if you'd like to see more. Lyrics and explanation of my weird recording method under here...

Break under the waves that call your name
Shake under the weight of all you made
Even though it’s hard to forget
All of the shadows that descend
Take all of the fears you had away

Wake up from the sleep that bears the cost
Ache deep in your heart for all you lost
As the morning comes to find you
And as the night is at an end
Make all your amends and seize the day

Pull back from the tide that drew you in
Face into the sun that warmed your skin
Sing out for the ones who caused you pain
Rise up and be happy once again
Look out from the shore to see the sky
Let go of the past and question why
Sing out for the ones who caused you pain
Rise up and be happy once again

Break under the waves that call your name
Shake under the weight of all you made
Even though it’s hard to forget
All of the shadows that descend
Take all of the fears you had away

Pull back from the tide that drew you in
Face into the sun that warmed your skin
Sing out for the ones who caused you pain
Rise up and be happy once again
Look out from the shore to see the sky
Let go of the past and question why
Sing out for the ones who caused you pain
Rise up and be happy once again

My 8-bit EP, Home, is out on WIAIWYA now:

Someone asked how I recorded this - this is how:
USB cardioid mic into Ableton, track muted; circuit into iRig Pro into Ableton, track soloed but very low volume so I can *just* hear it enough to sing with but there's not much bleed into the mic and I can mix them separately. I'm mostly using visual feedback from the Circuit to sing to. I hate performing with headphones enough that I'd rather do it like this even though I know it's a stupid setup."

Us - Regina Spektor (Novation Circuit synth cover) | Deerful

Bastl Instruments Patchení s Nikol - FX send path

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Bastl Instruments

"In this episode Nikol will bring classic FX send functionality from mixing console into eurorack system, where it gets more creative than you think!

List of modules used in this episode:

Bastl Instruments abc
Bastl Instruments multiple
Autiolab Spring Reverb
Doepfer A-106-5 SEM filter LE
Bastl Instruments GrandPa
Bastl Instruments Skis
Bastl instruments Cinnamon
Bastl Instruments Noise2"

KORG monotribe(TT-303 CV/Gate Sequenced) + OTO BAM

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Masaki Takada

"OTO BAM's Algorithm Type:Chorus"

SunVox Gets a Slew of Updates in v.1.9.2

iTunes: SunVox - Alexander Zolotov

"What's New in Version 1.9.2
* new module Pitch2Ctl: converts the incoming notes to the controller values (in some another connected module);
* new module Velocity2Ctl: converts the velocity parameter of the incoming notes to the controller values (in some another connected module);
* new project parameter - "Time grid" (number of lines per grid cell);
* Main SunVox Menu: new function "Merge project" (load project over the current);
* Timeline: target pointer (like in the Module View) has been added; use it to choose where to place the new pattern(s);
* Timeline: now the file is used for the pattern copy-buffer; so you can paste even after the SunVox restart;
* Analog Generator: new options "Retain phase" (don't reset the phase) and "Random phase";
* Analog Generator: new options "Filter frequency = note frequency" and "Velocity-dependent filter resonance"; see the analog_gen4 and analog_gen5 examples;
* Analog Generator: new waveform "Drawn with spline interpolation";
* MultiSynth: new button "Set" (set exact values of the curve);
* Vibrato: new controller "Exponential amplitude";
* Kicker: sine waveform has been added;
* LFO: random (noise) waveform has been added;
* Loop: new controller "Mode" (normal/ping-pong loop playback); see the loop2 example;
* MetaModule: optimized interface + default user controller names;
* Sampler: new option "Stop recording on project stop";
* MultiCtl: new controller "OUT offset";
* frequency/delay limits (only for ms and Hz units) has been increased in the following modules: Echo, Delay, Vibrato, LFO;
* improved MIDI Import and Export: channel/ program/ bank/ controller support; new timing algorithm;
* new oscilloscope mode (module visualizer) - XY (X = left channel; Y = right channel);
* now all notes are visible on the musical keyboard: expand it up to see the full range;
* Modules (routing): new function "Find" (find a module by name);
* Pattern Editor: improved hints;
* Pattern Editor: click on some event (note or some other command) and the corresponding module will be highlighted;
* Pattern Properties: new buttons "Shrink /2" and "Expand *2" has been added;
* Preferences -> Main: new option "Make project backup before the first overwrite";
* Preferences -> Timeline: new option "Show line numbers from ...";
* Preferences -> Timeline: new option "Grid cell size";
* Preferences -> Interface: new option "Double click time" (in ms);
* Preferences -> Interface -> Scale: new parameter "Font scale";

'70s Moog Musonics Minimoog

via this auction

"1973 MiniMoog in excellent condition with original Road Case."

BTW, if you are curious about the different versions of the Minimoog prior to the current re-issue, see this post in the archives.

Moog MemoryMoog with Extras

via this auction

"Recently serviced by Gerry Dahl of Minneapolis in 2015/2016.(recommended by the Moog website). Board contacts have been gold plated. Anvil case restored by MT Cases 9/16. Full set of electrical schematics. Owners/Service manual. Voltage control pedal. Dual footswitch. Original factory program tape. This is likely the most complete package available anywhere. Shipping charge based on carrier rates."

MPC Electronics TYMP Electronic Simulator SN 3053

via this auction

"MPC Electronics Vintage 1982 the TYMP Electronic Simulator, Trigger, Pad, Drum

Very Good Condition, Tested & Working off 9v battery, Knobs turn freely, Some small nicks in finish paint, Trigger pad is slightly off center, No power supply

Description for The Tymp: 'MPC The Tymp, 80s Tympani / Kettle Drum Synthesizer All analogue. In good working and cosmetic condition, this has a round pad mounted on a plastic composite and metal box with controls to produce a drum sound. The controls allow a variation of sound with volume, pitch, decay and mix knobs. This can produce a synthetic tympani or kettle drum sound and useful toms, kick, and also an alternative snare.
Trigger in, on 3.5mm jack, so it can be triggered from a drum pad, or almost any audio signal. Output on standard ¼ inch jack. 9V adaptor, (also a 3.5mm jack), not included, or PP3 battery In very good condition , missing a rubber foot, still has its paper made in England sticker! Manufactured in in Cambridge, England.'"


via this auction

Korg Sigma Vintage Mono Synth with Original Box

via this auction

Korg Minilogue 4-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer HD

Published on Nov 4, 2016 bekasi musik

Anyone recall seeing this video before? It seems like it would have come out when it was first released, but I'm not findig it in the archives, so up it goes.


Published on Nov 4, 2016 LESINDES

"Question was: Was is analog treating analog? Extremly well I think.
KORG VOLCA BEATS grooving with ARIA AD-05 ANALOG DELAY. The Aria is doing a MUCH BETTER job than the digital delay which is built in the KORG!!"

Yamaha reface CP vs DITTO, red panda and blueSky

Published on Nov 4, 2016 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

I have been looking for a standalone looper for some time now.. the tc electronic DITTO seemed like a sweet pedal, eg no nonsense and with the reverse FX that for me was a requirement. Really.. this pedal cant be simpler :) .. just plug and loop!

I have connected the CP (switching between wurly and CP-80) through the red panda.. using a reverse delay, then through the bluesky which has a big modulated reverb .. and off to space we go. :)

This is just a simple jam to try if the workflow suits me.. as you can see i have also bought a proper damper pedal and also an expression pedal with which I control the piano volume ..

I think that this is a really really nice setup for ambient landscapes.. man i can get lost jamming forever and ever so i just wanted to record something quick to see if it works, and I think it does.

Hope you like it !"

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 42

Published on Nov 4, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

Channelling my inner McGeoch.

For (mainly finished) music head on over to:


Rob Papen Vecto November 2016 presets

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Rob Papen

"Update of November 2016 with 88 new presets, included 11 combinators. (released any day now)"

You can find details on Vecto and a link to another video here.

spikes eurorack

Published on Nov 4, 2016 paul tas

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

o 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.

with 4 x variables oscillators

in different wave forms

CV out

1x audio out

SPIKES comes in two editions.

SPIKES error wood € 199

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

Deluge - Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting (Tutorial)

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Synthstrom Audible

"A demonstration of time stretching and pitch shifting on Synthstrom Audibles' Deluge.
For more info:"

Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer Demo – Filter Sweep-Like Lead, Darkness by Jeff Beck

Published on Nov 4, 2016 Power DX7

"Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer Demo – Filter Sweep-Like Lead, Darkness by Jeff Beck

This is a Yamaha DX7 demo brought to you by Power DX7, showcasing the breathtaking realism and unparalleled versatility of the Yamaha DX7."

ARP Odyssey Duophonic Funk - Mike Pensini

Published on Nov 3, 2016 Mike Pensini

"Duophonic Funk on the Korg ARP Odyssey."

“Atomic Etudes” by Marko Ciciliani

"Atomic Etudes" by Marko Ciciliani from Marko Ciciliani on Vimeo.

"game-based work for Monome and SuperCollider, composed in 2016

duration: ±10'

This work was inspired by a visit to the Nevada Test-Site Museum in Las Vegas in summer 2016. The piece combines the paradoxical coincidence of gambling and nuclear tests – roulette and atomic chain reactions."

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