MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

::vtol:: orbitalochka

::vtol:: orbitalochka from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

"Kinetic sound object. Model of artificial satellite of the Earth / inhabited sound art space station. The apparatus is a system for a research of sound swirling of anthroposphere. The device works in autonomous and extremely abstract way. Featuring a built-in radio FM transmitter, it transmits radio signals at frequency 99mHz being available for all inhabitants of the Earth.

more info -"

"The sound signals are based on the generative sound processes created with Patchblocks synthesis systems and light sensor which reacts to change in position of the satellite in space following the relocation of the mass caused by change of solar cell position. The solar cells function as sensors and provide CV (control voltage) for changing the parameters of the sound program. The station also process and transmits a pre-recorded lecture by Sergey Kasich - 'Sound art community in the context of development of modern technologies'.


- fm radio transmitter
- arduino nano
- 4 servo motors
- patchblocks sound module
- motion sensor
- 4 solar panles
- fm radio
- 1 channel sound system"

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #4 (Moog Mother-32 and Make Noise 0-Coast)

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Rheyne

"Triggering Moog Mother-32 and Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizers with the Mother-32 sequencers. All notes and modulations are from the synths. Reverb is from Ableton Live (Ableton's clock was stopped, and is only being used for reverb). Delay is from a Roland Demora."


Rheyne - "Routine Breakdown" for Sequenced Jam #4

Published on Nov 17, 2016 Rheyne

"An overview of 'Sequenced Jam #4' using a Make Noise 0-Coast and 3x Moog Mother-32 synthesizers. This overview assumes a basic understanding of Eurorack signals, as well as some familiarity of the features and functions of the Mother-32 and 0-Coast synthesizers."

Modular on the Spot Seattle III

Published on Nov 14, 2016 darksideothetune

"Live modular synthesizer music. All sounds created beforehand, but sequenced and written live with Malekko Varigate 8+."

Circuit Bent Modified E-MU ESI-4000 Turbo Sampler

Published on Jun 8, 2015 Waz Radar (CBMods)

via this auction


10x Point Patch Bay.

Fantastic Sampler. The patch bay is bolted and re-enforced to the base of the unit to facilitate rack use.

The sample was recorded on my Juno 60 synth.. The circuit bent sounds are fairly intense, highly digital and tonally aggressive (at least in this demo).

The possibilities are endless."

via this auction

"Great old sampler from the U.S... this is the Turbo model, which offers two additional stereo sub-outs, an effects stereo submix, two 24x bit stereo effects processors, and S/PDIF digital I/O.

I was able to get at least 4 minutes worth of consecutive sampling time on the internal hard drive, and used it mostly to record longer sampled passages - which I then looped, reversed (a very cool on-board feature) and offered up to the rack interface to create out of this world soundscapes.

The rack interface mod (securely bolted in place) will change the tone/composition of anything stored in the internal drive, or on disc. Everything from beautiful (fluttering delays) to brutal (heavy bit crush distortion). The best part is that no matter how mangled your original sample becomes, it will almost always return to it's original form. This means that you can really go to town and experiment.

Unique item. Comes with original manual, power and scuzz cable.
I will include 5x formatted disks for external storage, as well as 2x patch cables as pictured."

Korg MS10 & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Nov 14, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Korg MS10 synthesiser through the RE501 tape delay. The RE501 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Synth Jam: Novation Circuit, Moog Sub 37, DSI Mopho Keyboard & Arturia Microbrute

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Marcus Padrini

"Experimenting the combination: Novation Circuit and analog synths.

Drums, Bass and Pad: Novation Circuit
Synth arp: Arturia Microbrute
Synth Lead: DSI Mopho Keyboard & Moog Sub 37"

Simple Knarly Buchla 259e Patch

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Todd Barton

"A super simple Buchla 259e Twisted Waveform Generator patch which brings a lot of knarl to the table. For better audio:"


Stillson Hammer MKII Practicle Synchronize Studying

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Robotopsy Robotopsy

BEMI Buchla LEM4 Snoopy 2016 Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Modular or Stand Alone Synth, with Dual Independent Oscillators, Dual Lowpass vactrol-based gate/ filters and Dual Function Generator.

Snoopy can be played as a stand-alone instrument with its core Complex Waveform Oscillator, filter and VCA functions with amazing power in a compact design, or integrated into a larger complex system. With its Dual Lowpass Gate consisting of two independent vactrol-based gate/ filters in the classic Buchla format, Dual Function Generator with two independent envelope generators with VC attack and decay, and ability to cycle and perform as an LFO, MIDI, comprehensive CV and USB control to allow interfacing with all formats including EuroRack, and the most desirable and unique timbre in the pages of synthesiser history, Snoopy is Buchla Power for now and the future.

Korg Mono/Poly SN 373375

via this auction

Cosmic Dance - Modular Synth Melodies

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Zodiac Gallery

super moon'

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360², RS 500e²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R2 m², A101-2², A131², A133², A134²² , A141,
A143-1,2,9, A151²², A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(14x),
A138m,a²²b²²c²²², A 191-2 (Lexicon MPX 100 midi CC)

Going To Vegas

Published on Nov 14, 2016 RaveAngst

"Free Download Link:

Ps. with a little Help from my Octatrack and Norddrum 2"

DL - Hardware Techno Live Set 2016 #35 (2x Octatrack, Analog Four, TR8, TB3)

Published on Nov 14, 2016 DL Live

"Hardware Live Set with elements of Deep, Dark and Tribal Techno.

Gear used:
- Elektron Octatrack x2
- Analog Four
- Roland TR8
- Roland TB3"

Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight with the Tempest" with Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle)

The 2nd in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the Tempest" series is currently up with Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle) here.

"Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle) is a Los Angeles based composer for TV, video games, and film. He got his start producing loop packs for Sonic Foundry (now Magix) back in 2001, which led to his ongoing success and long list of credits including Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Damaged Core (Oculus VR). Tom Clancy’s The Division, Saints Row The Third, Saints Row IV, Growing Up Hip Hop, Wicked Tuna, Despicable Me 2 DVD featurette, Kroll Show, Portlandia, Lost Girl, The Royals, Nightwatch, Wahlburgers, MLB.TV, MMA, E! News Weekly and more. When he isn’t busy writing for TV, he’s cranking out sample packs for his side project, Soundtrack Loops."

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

App Sound Pro Steps for DSI Pro 2

Published on Nov 14, 2016 APP SOUND

"Get 80 new sounds for the synthesizer DSI Pro 2. The main focus is on a feature called "PWS" (= Paraphonic Wave Sequencing). All the new patches use the arpeggiator or step sequencer of the Pro 2 - a good starting for creating unique synthesizer phrases!
Please visit"

Brooklyn Synth expo 2016 Main Drag Music, 360 video walkthrough synthesizer analog digital showcase

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Expanding Sound

"I brought my 360 Ricoh Theta S to the synth expo this weekend to make a quick little video just to show everything that was going on :). I changed the audio to a jam I made using the expanding sound Univox Minikorg Ableton instruments, which are available here

I would have kept the audio, but they had music playing in the background, which i obviously don't own the copyright for. I felt like this was the way to go. sorry about that, but at least you can check out the awesome energy at the Expo!"

'Pants On Fire' - ngarjuna & 'Won't Be Pretty' - Gist | Modular Tracks by ngarjuna

Published on Nov 8, 2016 ngarjuna

Modular Jam 58 - 'Pants On Fire'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2016 Acid Coast

Acid Patch
Modular (Rubicon - VCF-303 - uVCF)


West Coast Bass
STO Vari - Optomix - Maths

West Coast 1 (Melodic)
STO - Optomix - Maths - PEG
Utilizing variously output from SINE and VARI

West Coast 2 (Rhythmic)
Rene - STO dynamically (uVCA enveloped by Woggle Smooth) FM'd by Sputnik 1 - Shape modulated by Woggle Stepped - VARI to Optomix - Maths
Seq1 driving Sputnik VCOs - Sputnik 2 into Timbre modulated by PEG - dynamically FM'd by Sputnik 1 (uVCA enveloped by Seq1 sine LFO) - Optomix - Maths

Sequencer 1 - SMR

'Won't Be Pretty' - Gist

Published on Nov 12, 2016

Note this track has some potentially NSFW lyrics for some.

Modular Jam 53 - 'Won't Be Pretty'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2016 Acid Coast

Gist is
ngarjuna - bleeps and bloops
Rich Prewett - guitars

TransVocal Discombobulator
(U-he Diva, Zynaptiq Morph, Cytomic The Drop)

Acid Voice
Audiorealism ABL3 burnt with fire and rage

Jamstix & iSpark

Modular Lead
Rubicon SINE into Aion 904A into NLC Timbre into AJH Minimod VCF getting some LFO modulation from PEG and some audio rate modulation from Pittsburgh Oscillator TRI
to the uVCA being enveloped by Maths SUM with ch1 as the GATE env and ch4 as the ACCENT env

Robot Noise Patches
West Coast cross mod FM patches and some Wogglebug RINGMOD

New Befaco VC ADSR Eurorack Module

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Befacosynth

via Befaco

"We are happy to announce that from 16th November we will have available our brand new module: VC ADSR

The VC ADSR is our take on the classic ADSR: now smaller, more powerful and user friendly.

You can see detailed information here.

This compact unit features voltage control for each stage with manual faders to improve usability, feel and aesthetics.

A unique feature of the VC ADSR is the gate outputs for each stage of the envelope offering an extra level of control over your patch!

Envelope generation can be triggered and controlled with the use of the panel mounted push button or with the trigger/gate input.
Control of the response curve between each stage of the envelope (from linear to logarithmic/exponential) is provided by a potentiometer.

For in-depth information on the module take a look to our user Manual and Demo Video.

Price will be 95€ for the Kit and 160€ for assembled version. See features video. [above]

ADSR is the first module that will come with our brand new Knurlies. A screw specially designed for eurorack to make re-arranging of your case a matter of minutes! [pictured below]

Knurlies are sold in 100pcs bags at a price of 30€"

Batchas presents: Buchla Modular - Patch 041

Published on Nov 14, 2016 batchas

"Like the previous patches this one is based on the 288v.
258v + 291 + FM-cross-modulation / 258j / 291e / 248r / 2x194 / ScrotumLab Reverb.
Microphone goes into the 207r."

Earwitness #7 w/ Tom Bugs - 9th November 2016

via the Tom Bugs (Bugbrand) mailing list:

"The first news is that there's an Earwitness feature on me that was broadcast last week on Resonance Extra & is now hosted on the Earwitness website:
Eric Boros (of Vialka) asked me questions about my works & cut it up with audio from the recent and distant past.
Have a listen!
And the main course is, of course, Synth Voices.
Batch 4 is now online ->
Just to note that international sendings will go out on Wednesday due to my movements tomorrow (UK posting should be fine).

No Christmas bonanzas planned (& definitely no damn Black Friday crap either) - though hopefully I'll get a few more of the current Red Boxes done up beforehand.
Feel free to give me a nudge to push me towards particular designs -> StereoCompress, CrossOverFilter, PEQ, PT Delay [SpringTanker & DRM1 moved to archive - no more!]
Best wishes for now & do enjoy a massive moon tonight if the clouds allow!

New acidlab Detroit - TR-909 Based Drum Machine in the Works

"Analog Drummachine based on the circuits of the 909 with additional sound-parameters."

via acidlab

New Stand Alone Akai MPC In the Works?

A couple of prototype pics spotted on, who had the following to say about it:

"Akai has a new MPC Touch called MPC Live out – that’s rumours – but we have a manual, an FCC entry and these images – since it’s predecessor is a controller this might be the case here as well but more USB/MIDI Connectors – maybe they also consider the standalone MPC wasn’t a bad idea – they have been working and there was a rumour month ago that Akai planning a 'real' MPC without the need of a computer side by side. inMusic announced an announcement – so we will and might get more than this one?"

Kyma 7.1 — Sound Design Inspiration

Kyma 7.1 — Sound Design Inspiration from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

"New features in the Kyma 7.1 sound design environment are designed to help you stay in the creative flow by extending automatic Gallery generation to analysis files and Sounds, keeping your sound interactions lively and dynamic with support for new, multidimensional physical controllers, while expanding your sonic universe to include new synthesis and control algorithms that can be combined with the extensive library of algorithms already in Kyma."

Press release:

"Kyma 7.1 Sound Design Software Release

More inspiration, more live interaction, more ways to generate sound

CHAMPAIGN — November 14, 2016 — Symbolic Sound today announced that Kyma 7.1, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced sound design environment, is now available as a free update for sound designers, musicians, and researchers currently using Kyma 7. In Kyma 7.1, you can automatically generate an extensive gallery of inspiring sound design ideas based on your own signal-flow patches, samples, or analysis files. From there, it’s easy to map any parameter to an external physical controller so you can perform live sound-to-picture and design new musical instruments. Quickly create unique, high-quality sounds by combining some of the newly-developed sound synthesis modules exclusive to Kyma 7.1 with the massive library of existing synthesis and processing modules already available in Kyma.

Roland Jupiter 8 "Sync Lead Solo"

Published on Nov 14, 2016 synthartist69

Korg Monologue analog mono synth synthesizer at the Brooklyn Synth Expo, Main Drag Music

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Expanding Sound

"sorry for the shakiness of the video, there was quite a long line for this one and nowhere to set up a tripod! the place was packed!

I was lucky enough to try out the new Korg Monologue this weekend. Main Drag Music hosted their annual Synth Expo at their store in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and this new, soon to be released synth made my must try list. An analog synth that can run on batteries? I had to hear it for myself. My time with the Monologue was limited unfortunately, as the building was packed and there was quite a line to try it. Luckily the folks over at Main Drag were gracious enough to allow me to plug in to get straight line audio, so you can get your own first impressions. I went to a blank user preset, wrote a quick little sequence, and got to work trying out some of the parameters. Its a fun synth to play; I am getting a little tired of the tiny Korg keys, and do miss the Minilogues delay, but it really did have a nice big strong presence that will cut through a mix for sure."

Modular on the Roof 5 - Nick Kwas (W A N D E R T A L K)

Published on Nov 14, 2016 pyrofiliac

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Executive producers Kali Keish and Adam Heege

Filmed, mixed, and edited by Nick Kwas

The Complete Guide to Synthesizers, Sequencers & Drum Machines by Dean Friedman

via this auction. You can also find copies (on Amazon here).

Here's an interesting bit of synth history. Some of you might remember the name Dean Friedman from the New York School of Synthesis tutorial videos - Intro to Synthesis, and The Yamaha DX7 II FD D Video Manual.

This book appears to have been published in 1985.

Via the listing: "For sale is a very nice synthesizer book called ‘The Complete Guide to Synthesizers, Sequencers & Drum Machines‘ from 1985

This is your chance to own this vintage synthesizer book written by Dean Friedman. This book contains 111 pages.This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer fan.

This book has no highlighting in it, it has some very little wear on a few pages. This book is in very good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

ARP Instruments - Lot 1 Original Synthesizer Literature from the 70's

via this auction

"For sale is a fine selection of original ARP Synthesizers Literature from the 70's

Included in this auction are =

1.ARP Poster
2.ARP Software and Accessory Catalog
3.ARP Arpeggio Volume 5 Number 2
4.ARP Arpeggio Volume 6 Number 1

This is your chance to own this very rare synthesizer documentation made by ARP Instruments in the 70's. ARP Instruments are very famous for their ARP Odyssey and ARP-2600 synthesizers which are very saught-after vintage synthesizers still today.This fine selection of vintage synthesizer literature is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer fan and includes items which you probably will never find again anytime soon.

This ARP Literature has no highlighting or underlining in it. These ARP documentation is in good to very good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

Yamaha CS-15 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 4329

via this auction

"This monosynth is in perfect condition. It's been cleaned inside and out and the oscillators have been recalibrated. Cosmetically it's almost flawless as well. The synth gives you huge bass and very aggressive leads. There are tons of parameters and There are many things you can do with the LFOs as well!"

Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer SN 5019x

via this auction


via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D SN 11577

via this auction

"This Minimoog Model D is in excellent condition and works perfectly. It is among the second generation of Minimoogs that were built in the 1970’s with the improved oscillator boards that were more stable and held their pitch much better than the first ones."

Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Keyboard Synthesizer Demo- Music Expo November 2016

Published on Nov 13, 2016 World of Stereo

"World of Stereo team member Josh checks in with Rebecca from Arturia for the scoop on their latest analog synthesizer- the MatrixBrute."

Published on Nov 13, 2016 Synth Chaser

Synthchaser #034 - ARP Omni 1 Restoration & Repair - 1/4 - Intro
Synthchaser #035 - ARP Omni 1 Restoration & Repair - 2/4 - Recapping
Synthchaser #036 - ARP Omni 1 Restoration & Repair - 3/4 - Power Supply Rebuild & Rewiring
Synthchaser #037 - ARP Omni 1 Restoration & Repair - 4/4 - Completing the Repairs

Vintage 'Solina String Synthesizer' singing after restoration

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Martin Pohl

"This is a damn spaceship!! Arp Explorer und Arp Solina String Ensemble in one machine! Some reverb added (Electro Harmonix Cathedral)."

Homemade synthesizer song #8

Published on Nov 14, 2016 organfairy

"This is not so much of a song. It's more a demo showing what will happen if a simple 16 step sequence of notes are ring modulated with a sweep up and down of a square wave.
But to make it sound more like an arrangement I have added some bass notes and some bursts of modulated noise."

See the organfairy label at the bottom of this post for more.

Equinoxe 5 cover on portable Eminent 310

Oxygene 2 cover with Oxygene 1 introduction

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Albert Steenbergen

Update: new playlist with intro video. The two videos featuring the Eminent 310 follow.

"Equinoxe 5 I played on Eminent 310 portable MK1, Juno 106 and Reason V4.
All credits go to Jean Michel Jarre who is the composer and played the original."

volca kick & FM with Luke Edwards and Steve Levine

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Korg

"Award-winning British record producer Steve Levine has worked with The Beach Boys, Culture Club among many other top acts. In this video, Luke and Steve take a closer look at the new additions to the volca line: volca kick and volca FM. |"

Hexinverter - Red Dragon

Published on Nov 14, 2016 DivKidVideo

"*PLEASE NOTE* this is a prototype with an overlay over the cut blank panel. Functions/sound is the same but it will be a standard panel, note white as this looks.

The Red Dragon is a Soviet inspired (cough cough Polivoks) based low pass filter. It offers an overdrive at the input stage, 6dB to 24dB response to the cut off, two resonance flavours and a VCA on the output. It takes to modulation like a trooper! Check it out."

DreamsOfWires - Live Analog Jam: AJH Mini Mod, Roland SH-1 & Atlantis

Published on Nov 14, 2016 DreamsOfWires

"Live jam using analogue synths: AJH Mini Mod full system (pattern), Roland SH-1 (melodies), Intellijel Atlantis (drone).
Recorded into Reaper DAW, with Eventide Ultraverb (trial version - it's too expensive for me). Pattern on the Mini Mod system was from an Arturia Keystep via Expert Sleepers FH-1.
Video recorded using a Lumix GX7 and iPhone 5.
Outdoor footage of Northumberland (UK) during a late summer walk using an iPhone 5."

Softube Modular - Sounds and New ROLI Module

Published on Nov 14, 2016 sonicstate

"The last part of our Softube Modular review - we take a listen to a few patches and also look at the new ROLI Seaboard modules - free in v 1.3.90
Full review:" [posted here]

Arturia DrumBrute, analógica por dentro y por fuera

Published on Nov 14, 2016 Hispasonic

"Son 17 los sonidos simultáneos que finalmente ofrece, pese a la apariencia de 12 ‘secciones’. Todos ellos basados en circuitos analógicos que asoman en forma de abundantes potenciómetros. En las pruebas descubrimos algunas sorpresas."


"There are 17 simultaneous sounds that finally offer, despite the appearance of 12 'sections, all based on analog circuits that appear in the form of abundant potentiometers.In the tests we discovered some surprises."

Norwegian Wood - Beatles (Cover): Theremin Session #13

Published on Dec 20, 2015 Carolina Eyck

We should all be familiar with Carolina Eyck from previous posts. Here she is performing Norwegian Wood.

"This week performing together with touch guitarist Alexander Paul Dowerk 'Norwegian Wood' by the Beatles. And of course we did not miss the chance to improvise together. :)"

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