MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

Novation Circuit Call me maybe 1.4

Published on Nov 3, 2016 muzykujkropkacom

Sherman Filterbank 2 With TR606

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Modified TR-606 running thru Sherman Filterbank 2 messing with the harmonics and envelope."

Audulus Build Podcast with Bimini Road - Episode 3: 8 Step Sequencer

Published on Nov 7, 2016 audulus

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

You can find all parts in this series here.

"The Audulus Build Podcast hosted by Bimini Road explains how to approach building your own custom synthesizer modules with Audulus.

Send your build requests to - he'll show you how to make anything you want!

Note: This series assumes familiarity with the menus and basic functions of Audulus and modular synthesis in general. If you need a more basic introduction to Audulus, check out the introductory tutorials [posted here]

This episode Mark shows you how to make an 8 step sequencer with a max step function.

Download the patch here:

Follow us on Instagram!"

Moog Mother 32 & Alesis Microverb 3

Published on Nov 7, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the Microverb 3 (Mono in, stereo out)

No further processing except normalisation."

Jig by mudlogger

Jig by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Using Ansible module running Meadowphysics with a Monome / Mannequins ISMS system"

That Tickles

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Sorry, the sound gets wonky for a moment."

Moog MicroMoog SN 5772

via this auction

"I'm guessing at 1975 but it is a mkI generation due to the lack of access panels on the bottom for the j wire triggers. Everything seems to function properly. That being said it is a vintage synth and there's no guaranteeing no ghosts in the machine. As a vintage synth it takes a bit of time to warm up. The mod wheel works as does the pitch bend ribbon even as worn as it is like every other one I've seen..."

Oberheim/Viscount OB-12

via this auction

Akai AX-73 Vintage 1986 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up for sale is a 1986 Akai ax73 Analog Synthesizer from 1986. This is a very underrated synth. If you haven't seen this in action, check out a couple YouTube clips of it and you'll be amazed. It's extremely versatile. It can do all of the retro string and brass sounds as well as huge sounding basses for dance or dub step music. It's got midi as well and that's always a plus. There is an auto tune function that comes in VERY handy, but my favorite feature is that you can switch the modes from Poly, Duo, or Unison. When in unison mode, you have all six oscillators going at the same time! The lead and bass sounds when in this mode are truly thunderous."

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer SN ESQ-31167-D

via this auction

"Ensoniq ESQ-1 in excellent condition. Very clean. Fully functional, no issues. Comes with ESQ Voice-80 Vol. 1 cartridge which has 80 voices in addition to the 40 factory internal preset voices (note that the cartridge voices can not be overwritten like the internal voices). Light wear, and light scuffing of the end cheeks (see photos). Firmware version 2.30."

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synth SN AD23316

via this auction

"Excellent condition. I refurbished the keyboard, so no clicking or sticking of keys. In fact, I used the newer one piece green contact strip, instead of the older two-piece. Everything works as far as I can tell from running diagnostics and playing. Sliders, knobs, and buttons work well. Power cord included.

This JD has the small mod that lightens up the aftertouch, so you don't have to press as hard to get the aftertouch to sound."

70s Synths & Amen Breaks on iPad

Published on Nov 7, 2016 redskylullaby

"15 years ago it probably would have cost upwards of $15,000 to buy the hardware synths needed to make all these sounds. We live in good times. This is just a little jam done on iPad with a bunch of very reasonably priced synth apps:

Odyssei by Korg (Arp Odyssey - 1972) [iTunes]
iVCS3 by Apesoft (EMS VCS3 - 1969) [iTunes]
iMini by Arturia (Minimoog - 1970) [iTunes]

Also used Auria Pro Daw and Sector for the drums
Video also includes preview of iVCS3 Audio Unit (Coming in v2 late 2016) using iVCS3 as an effect unit"

A bassline with the Korg Mono/Poly.

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this video I am playing back a sequenced bassline into the Korg Mono/Poly while tweaking some settings on the synth's front panel. The sequencer is the Arturia Keystep, the drum machine is Funkbox (Drumulator set), the delay effecting the Korg is the Alesis Ineko and the mixer is a Roland M-16E. No EQ was used on the Korg. I recorded the main mix on a Roland Super UA audio interface."

Slideshow - Brighton Modular Meet 2016

Published on Nov 7, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Just a few pictures from the Brighton Modular Meet. Only really got odd bits of footage from the event but I always like to try and share things from the UK events as people always seem to say 'I didn't know this was evening happening'. "

Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight with the Tempest" with Sofia Hultquist

The 1st in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the Tempest" series is currently up with Sofia Hultquist here.

"Drum & Lace, aka Sofia Hultquist, is an Italian composer focusing on fashion and film. Her composition work ranges from writing music for video look-books and creating soundscapes for fashion presentations, to composing scores for feature-length films. She most recently co-scored the fashion documentary, “The First Monday in May,” (directed by Andrew Rossi) which opened the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 in NYC. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, where she shares a home studio with her husband Ian (also a composer) and her two dogs, Fiamma and Lupo."

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

Kawai K1 & Alesis Microverb 3

Published on Nov 7, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"K1 synthesiser - Microverb

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Moog Mother 32 - 'Absence'

Published on Aug 15, 2016 Precept

"This track was created with 100% nothing but the Moog Mother 32 and a touch of reverb on each recording. Drums, synths, pads, everything is from the Moog Mother 32.

Copyright Precept 2016. All Rights Reserved."

Audulus Build Podcast with Bimini Road - Episode 2: Knob Value Indicator

Published on Nov 7, 2016 audulus

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

You can find all parts in this series here.

"The Audulus Build Podcast hosted by Bimini Road explains how to approach building your own custom synthesizer modules with Audulus.

Send your build requests to - he'll show you how to make anything you want!

Note: This series assumes familiarity with the menus and basic functions of Audulus and modular synthesis in general. If you need a more basic introduction to Audulus, check out the introductory tutorials [posted here]

This episode Mark shows you how to make a proper value indicator for a knob. This video was made in response to a user request - send yours in today and maybe it'll become a tutorial video as well!

Download the patch here:

Follow us on Instagram!"

Novation Circuit Tracks by Precept

Published on Nov 6, 2016 Precept

1. Novation Circuit - 'Skylight'

"100% Circuit, no external effects or instruments used. This is using the new Novation components pack, available from the 'My Circuit' editor. All samples and presets are from that pack."

2. Novation Circuit - 'Progress'

"Another Novation Circuit demo showing how beautiful this piece of gear can sound. 100% Circuit, no external effects or instruments used. I have imported my own samples into the Circuit for the drum parts and used the sample flip feature to use more samples."

3. Novation Circuit - 'Distance'

"Novation Circuit track, no external effects or instruments. 100% Novation Circuit.

I've created my own synth patches using the free Circuit Editor, and imported my own samples for the drum parts using Circuit Components."

Novation Circuit: Polyrhythm Tutorial by Ken Shorley

Published on Nov 5, 2016 Ken Shorley

"A tutorial which demonstrates a simple method for calculating polyrhythmic / polymetric pattern changes in a live performance context on Circuit - the lovely little groovebox from Novation. Hope you enjoy!
(Note: If you own Circuit, you'll need to upgrade to firmware version 1.4 in order to play with this feature!) #novation #novationmusic #novationcircuit #rhythm"

Buchla 259e Slow Transformation

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Todd Barton

'Companion piece to my Buchla 259e Instant Transformation. Better audio:"

Buchla 261e Instant Transformation

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Todd Barton

New Quicco Sound mi.1e Wireless MIDI-CV / Gate Interface Eurorack Module

A couple of pics via Yuuki Koide.

It looks like Quicco Sound is porting their wireless mi.1 tech to eurorack. Wireless control of your modular with an iPad is definitely welcome.

EMS VCS3 The Putney / Noise&Drone

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Bernd-Michael Land

Vintage Analog Modular Synthesizer from 1970
- Noise & Drone -
SynxsS-Studio News #271


Roland JP-8000 SN ZJ43817

via this auction

Access Indigo Version Two SN 10200449

via this auction

"Just add a laptop, buckle your seatbelt, and go!

The Virus Indigo 2 offers everything you need to produce high-octane sonic masterpieces in a compact package built for comfort and speed. It features 37 keys with velocity and aftertouch capability. An array of 32 knobs, 35 buttons, and 69 blue LEDs gives you complete control and status info. The Virus C engine equips you with 32-voice polyphony; 16-part multitimbrality; 1,024 programs; undo/redo/random commands; 4 oscillators per voice, sawtooth, variable, pulse, sine, triangle, and 62 more spectral waveforms; many filter options; 3 LFO with 68 shapes; 16 arpeggiators; 98 simultaneous DSP effects; 2 Soft Knobs, and much more..."

Roland VP330 String Vocder Synth

via this auction

"This is fantastic and very rare and the MK1 more desired version apparently, it's a simple to use keyboard synth that has 3 sections

1. Vocoder that is great

2. Choir human voice section that can be modulated which is a rare sound

3. Strings synth section that are very usable with most styles, my favourite string sound ever."

ROLAND System 100 Model 103 SN 691239

via this auction

"The model 103 is the mixer section of the Roland System 100. It features 4 channel inputs/slider with panning, send/ return and a very nice sounding built in spring reverb.

The mixer has stereo output along with 4 individual mono outputs which makes it very easy to use for live and studio situations."

ROLAND JUPITER 8 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 050197

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Pearl Syncussion SY-1

via this auction

"Up for sale is a (1) rare Pearl Syncussion SY-1 percussion synthesizer including two original Pearl drum heads, the stand for the drumheads, instruction manual, brochure, cable to connect the main unit with the drumheads and the 12V power supply adaptor with European plug installed. The Syncussion is working fine and sounds incredible good! The drum heads are also working fine. Cosmetically they are in used condition."

WMD Aperture - Simple Frequency Sweeps

Published on Nov 7, 2016 William Mathewson

"In this video we run a static saw wave through the Aperture filter and demonstrate it's tonal characteristics and features.

The Aperture is a variable-width bandpass filter with fast and tactile controls. Great for filtering oscillators or entire mixes."

Korg Monologue

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Luke Neptune

"Just a bit of fun lol :)"

MD77: Voice Editor for Yamaha SY77/TG77 by Ibo Kai

Available on iTunes

"40% OFF for a limited time!


MD77 is the complete, professional Voice Editor for the Yamaha SY77 and the rack-mountable Yamaha TG77. These 1980's synths by Yamaha combine FM synthesis and sample-based sound production for lush, layered, multitimbral sounds. With direct access to hundreds of parameters, MD77 lets you reach into your TG77/SY77 and tweak to your heart's content.

The layout inside MD77 is by veteran MIDI Designer Pro 2 author Ibo Kai. All of his layouts are beautiful and deep, including full-blown controllers for many popular MIDI targets from Korg, Kawai and Yamaha. Check out his page at to see his other designs for yourself. Each layout is a masterpiece.

Features of MD77:
◎ 13 full iPad screens and over 800 controls allow you to tap the depth of these vintage synths
◎ A Quick Editor page that combines AFM and AWM parameters for maximum utility
◎ A consistent color scheme -- e.g., yellow and orange for Levels and Rates, blue for Volumes -- helps keep you on track
◎ Use MIDI Designer patent-pending touch dials to select voices simply by sliding your finger on the iPad’s touch screen
◎ Save your most used sounds in the Global Presets for instant recall
◎ Requires iOS 9.2 or better, and an iPad 2 air or later is recommended. All graphics are optimized for all Retina screens, including the 12.9" iPad Pro

NOTE: This app cannot read patches from your Yamaha gear, but you can store up to 20 presets created in MD77.

Want to customize further?

MIDI Designer is the engine that powers the MD77 app. Upgrade to MIDI Designer Pro 2 to create your own pages, reorganize, and redesign to make your own YAMAHA layout. Then share it with the vibrant MIDI Designer Community. MIDI Designer is community-powered and this layout is one of our finest demonstrations of the power of you, our users.

MIDI Designer is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It's the most-respected MIDI controller platform for iOS."

Homemade synthesizer song #7

Published on Nov 7, 2016 organfairy

"In this video the sequencer plays a vamp with the 16 notes that it can store and I play a simple melody using the 'fairysynth' that I made some years ago."

MASCHINE JAM workflow: Playing drums, melodies, and harmonies

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Native Instruments

"From advanced step sequencing to playing melodies with Smart Strips, take a look at the key workflow features behind the creative power of MASCHINE JAM.

MASCHINE JAM is the modern digital instrument for creative track building in a unified production ecosystem – and your shortest avenue from inspiration to reality.

Sequence and arrange on the fly with an 8x8 multicolor click-pad matrix. Shape and play sounds in inspiring ways using eight dual-touch Smart Strips. And bring it all together with the power of MASCHINE software."

Live Modular Workout #01 - Dubbed Heat (rev1)

Published on Nov 7, 2016 vcoadsr

"Live modular jam recorded 5th November 2016 using:
- 10U Eurorack modular synth
- PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer
- Elektron Analog Heat (across main stereo bus)"

ROLI Blocks Preview Event

Published on Nov 7, 2016 sonicstate

"We were at the ROLI Blocks launch last week and got some more information on the new modular controllers with 5D touch"

Roland AIRA System 8

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Ask.Audio

"The Roland AIRA System 8 is a lightweight powerhouse of a synthesizer. If you can look past the fact that its not a real analog synth, it is quite competitive in today’s highly saturated synth market. The fact that it can host other Roland synth models makes this much more versatile than most true analog synths. I would generally not pay heed to digital synths as they don’t really live up to my personal expectation but the System 8 is definitely beyond your average digital synthesizer. Thanks to the ACB modeling, it has analog character and thanks to the Plug-out technology that character can be changed on the fly. If this synth was $500 cheaper, it would be a no brainer.
Full review:"

The Future of Musical Devices? ROLI BLOCKS! (with Noise app & Omnisphere 2)

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Genshi Media Group

I had wanted to do a nice long review of the Roli Lightpad Blocks, but I was having a ton of technical issues with my new GoPro cameras (lost a half hours worth of footage) so I just cranked out this short quick jam session in frustration (I've also been running on only two hours of sleep lately.)

I show the Lightpad Block with the Roli Noise app for iOS, and then demonstrate how it works with a soft synth like Omnisphere 2 in Ableton Live. I wasn't able to get the 5D Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression happening in Omnisphere, but later researched it and found that it is possible, I just need to setup Omnisphere the proper way in order to achieve this. So, next video, I may go more in-depth with this if there is interest, and I'm also looking into how I can use the Blocks to control my Eurorack kit.

Oh, and I forgot to mention in the video... when I registered my Block, Roli's site gave me an unlock code for a full version of Cycling '74's Max 7! How cool is that!

Hear more of my music at -
And on my record label -

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And on Instagram -"

Mos-Lab Kobol VCO Waveform Modulation

Published on Nov 7, 2016 seho chang

Mos-Lab Kobol VCO

Modulation Source: Q106 Oscillator (LFO and Audio Range)

Krisp1 Diode Superladder (four pole)

Synth-Werk 902

Synth-Werk 911

Output Mixer:
Synth-Werk 984

Erica Sequential Switch

Random Clock:
ALM Pamela’s Workout

Softube Modular - Sonic LAB Review

Published on Nov 7, 2016 sonicstate

"We take a look at Softube's Modular - a virtual Eurorack plug-in with modules from Doepfer and Intellijel. Plus a whole bunch of utility modules and sequencers etc."


SoundsDivine's Future Sound Waves - Waldorf Largo

Published on Nov 7, 2016 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets for the 'Future Sound Waves' soundset for Waldorf Largo"

Turing & Percival - Late Night (Martin Stürtzer Remix)

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Martin Stürtzer

"This video shows how I recorded a remix for Turing & Percival´s EP 'Late Night' that is going to be released on the Detroit label 'Label' soon.

All sounds: Elektron Analog Rytm, Moog Little Phatty, Virus TI"

Kick.S Live / X1000 (Goa Forest #2)

Published on Nov 6, 2016 Kick.S

雲 -

/// Equipment ////
Korg electribe EX
EHX Cathedral
EHX Memory boy
Mackie VLZ3

Elektron Analog Heat quick sound test

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

"A quick sound test on the Amazing New Analog Heat from Elektron.
Just doing some random tweaks, on the filter, envelope and LFO
Sending a beat from the Octatrack and synth sound from the Volca FM."

Elektron Analog Heat Basic Tutorial + Mega Demo

Published on Nov 6, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Here's a first acquaintance with the Elektron Analog Heat. The analog stereo sound processing device from Elektron. There's 8 different drive/ overdrive circuits to choose from, as well as an EQ and a multi purpose filter, and an envelope follower.

In this video I'm going through some basic functionality, and then running a lot of machines through it.
Pocket Operators, Novation Circuit, OP-1, Volca FM, Monomachine, Analog Rytm, Analog Four, Continuum FIngerboard. Just to give you an impression of the different sound characteristics.


Roland VP-330 mk 2

Published on Nov 6, 2016 Rüdiger Gaenslen

"Roland Vocoder Plus Slightshow of my most beautiful Pad Machine.

I recorded it life in one take without any effects and mastering."

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