MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

RIP Jean-Claude Risset

Shepard-Risset Glissando

Jean-Claude Risset, a pioneer of electronic music, passed away on November 21. Many of you will recognize his Risset Tones, or Shepard Tones above as they were based on the work of Roger Shepard as referenced in this post: "Risset Tones (Risset tones are based on the work of Roger Shepard in the 1960's and the further developments made later by Jean-Claude Risset, RissetTones is designed to create an acoustical illusion. Perhaps best explained as the aural equivalent of the barber pole, the product of the RissetTones is a gliding tone which seems always to be moving either up or down in pitch while staying in the same general position.)"

He, of course, was known for quite a bit more:

The image to the left is from forestpunk on Music From Computer: "an exquisite repackaging of influential works from early computer music Jean-Claude Risset, spanning the years 1968 – 1985. It illuminates a fascinating intersection between old-world classicism, musique concrete, and synthesis."

Wikipedia has the following:

"Risset was born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France. Arriving at Bell Labs, New Jersey in 1964, he used Max Mathews' MUSIC IV software to digitally recreate the sounds of brass instruments. He made digital recordings of trumpets and studied their timbral composition using 'pitch-synchronous' spectrum analysis tools, revealing that the amplitude and frequency of the harmonics (more correctly, partials) of these instruments would differ depending on frequency, duration and amplitude. He is also credited with performing the first experiments on a range of synthesis techniques including FM Synthesis and waveshaping."

Below are two additional compositions by Jean-Claude Risset. His work and influence go beyond anything that can be captured in a single post. His influence can be seen in various posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. This post, as all posts, is here only to let you know he was a significant influence on our world. Be sure to see the full wikipedia and forestpunk articles above and of course, always research more on your own. There is an incredible world of work to explore out there.

Jean-Claude Risset - Computer Suite From Little Boy (1968)

Published on Jul 9, 2012 Sebastian H. M. Murdock

"Composer Jean-Claude Risset was a pioneer in the field of computer music and recipient of a great many honors for this music and research (especially in the area of sound synthesis). After studying the sciences, in addition to composition and piano with teachers like André Jolivet (Le Jeune France co-founder), Risset went on to work at Bell Labs, with Max Matthews, for a few years in the late '60s, working on applications that would imitate instruments and others sounds. He brought sound synthesis to Orsay in the early '70s, and Marseille and Paris -- to the Institute for Acoustic Music Research and Creation, with Pierre Boulez -- in the mid-'70s. He became IRCAM's computer music director from 1975-1979, after which he served as Director of Research at facilities including CNRS; Risset received the CNRS Bronze Medal in 1971, the Silver Medal in 1987, and the Gold Medal in 1999, for his work and related writings, such as his computerized sound synthesis catalogue of 1969. His other awards include the Dartmouth Prize (1970), first place in the Bourges Digital Music competition (1980), Ars Electronica Austria (1987), Grand Prix National de la Musique (1990), Musica Nova Prague (1995), and an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the University of Edinburgh in the mid-'90s. His best work spans decades and includes 'Sud' (1985), 'Aventure de lignes, Profiles' (1981), 'Mirages' (1978), 'Inharmonique' (1977), 'Musique pour Little Boy' (1968), and 'Fantasie pour Orchestre' (1963)."

Jean-Claude Risset - Invisible (1)

Published on Jul 16, 2015

RIP Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros: Bye bye butterfly (1967)

Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011 TheWelleszCompany


Published on Apr 16, 2012 importantrecords

"Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it.

'On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level.'
John Rockwell"

We lost another pioneer of electronic music and the world of synthesizers today.

In via @moogmusicinc:

"2016, the year we lost our heroes. RIP #PaulineOliveros, the mother of #deeplistening."

via wikipedia:

"Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 25, 2016) was an American composer and accordionist who was a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music.

She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She has taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros has written books, formulated new music theories and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "Deep Listening" and "sonic awareness".[1] She was an Eyebeam resident."

You will find Pauline Oliveros referenced throughout numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. Her groundbreaking "Reverberations: Tape + Electronic Music 1961-1970" was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, and made available by Important Records. She presented her work at The Kitchen in New York, and she provided input to the San Francisco Tape Music Center during the days of Don Buchla.

The difference between hearing and listening | Pauline Oliveros | TEDxIndianapolis

Published on Nov 12, 2015 TEDx Talks

Pauline Oliveros Lecture (Montréal 2016) | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Red Bull Music Academy

"Composer, author and educator Pauline Oliveros has dedicated her life to sound and to listening. One of electronic music’s most important early figures, she was an original member of the pioneering San Francisco Tape Music Center and its first director. A founder of the Deep Listening Institute, she now conveys the message that sound and its effects are powerful equalizers. Her works are meditations on the ocean of sound that listeners can find themselves in, embracing the rapture of audible sensation. A recipient of many awards and a participant in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, her engagement with sound continues to influence generations. Sitting on the couch at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Oliveros recalled how she created her own instruments and how listening can help change how you hear.

9:29 - Origins of the San Francisco Tape Music Center
17:52 - Building instruments
37:47 - Expanded Instrument System and delays
41:08 - Deep Listening
52:19 - Using every sound you hear
1:19:36 - Deep Listening and engineers

12:43 - Pauline Oliveros – “Time Perspectives”
20:17 - Pauline Oliveros – “Bye Bye Butterfly”
27:52 - Pauline Oliveros – “I of IV”
34:05 - Pauline Oliveros – Tuning Meditation live at The Kitchen NYC
40:24 - Pauline Oliveors, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis – “Lear”"

Toronto Sound Festival 2016

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Toronto Sound Festival TSF

This one in via Randy Piscione. Above is a playlist featuring performances at the of the Toronto Sound Festival 2016. The last video in the playlist features a collection of images from the event.


Paul HD
Hexinverter Filter HD
Eric Lunch
Canadian Electronic Ensemble
Android Dreams
Steve And Dave Sideways
Steve And Dave Right Way 'Round
Toronto Sound Festival 2016 slides YT

Arturia DrumBrute Demo & Jam

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

1. Arturia DrumBrute Demo - "This video demonstrates the basic features of the Arturia Drumbrute. Check out our other videos for more DrumBrute demos."

2. Arturia DrumBrute Jam - "This video shows an improv jam on the Arturia DrumBrute."


Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up!


Published on Nov 17, 2016 Analog Jackson

"I split the stereo output of the Volca Sample into two channels on the mixer. The L channel (drums/bass) has more overdrive from the mic preamp and the R channel (percussion/guitar) feeds the effects chain through aux send.

Roland SDE-2000
Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo
BOSS CE-300 Super Chorus

Sony MX-P21

DSI Poly Evolver ☩ MFB Dominion I --- synthesizer live jam

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Sensenwerk

"Just some live jam with massive detune, I recorded both synthesizers seperately, must have touched the Dominion I's master tune somehow... so sorry for that.

Delay and drums in Cubase.

I just got the shimmer reverb, stay tuned for some beautiful pure synth demos with an extra touch of high quality reverberation."

KNAS Ekdahl Moisturizer demo

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Here we have the The KNAS Ekdahl Moisturizer paired with a Make Noise 0-Coast synth using a nice overdriven low end tone. The Ekdahl Moisturizer is a spring reverb with exposed springs so you can fiddle and tweak your reverb in a fun, hands-on way. With no resonance limiting, you can get a very metallic sound out of the unit. The internal preamp section with up to an amount of ten times gain so you can use low-level output instruments.

These features, plus an LFO that can be both internally / externally routed, CV / Expression control, and a seamless crossover Low / Band / Highpass filter makes the Moisturizer a fun, flexible, and creative mono spring reverb unit packaged in a clean design."


Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up!

Niko Favata session live (Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer)

Published on Nov 25, 2016 expatriate records

An On Bast - in the studio - modular live

Published on Nov 25, 2016 AnOnBast

"Sequencing with new Malekko Varigate 8+.
Keyboard use with Shuttle Control."

2016 ends- A 170BPM (triplet kick) Techno patch for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Luke Killen

"Today, I patched and jammed an old fashioned techno patch. I enjoy making techno from time to time. It has a soft spot in my heart."

Cult of the Volt In Portland

Published on Nov 25, 2016 darksideothetune

"with Seattle performers, Cindy R., Dark Side of the Tune, and Donald Crunk"

SMS MARS & Planet 7 Modular Synth

Published on Nov 25, 2016

Update: unfortunately this one appears to have been pulled. Hopefully it will be published again soon.

"Quick demo of this extremely rare modular analogue synth from Synthetic Music Systems.
The kick drum is produced by the top MARS unit, and the offbeat bass and noise are coming from the lower MARS unit. Both units are being driven by the LFO on the top unit."

Mr Luke Sanger & the Tempest 808 Kit

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Yorgos Arabatzis

"Luke Sanger showcasing my Tempest 808 kit...What a beautiful groove!
Thanks Luke!"

Glitchy Pocket Techno at home

Published on Nov 25, 2016 mishpult

"battery (almost) hardware jam running the TE po-12 and the Bastl Instruments' Microgranny through a Grain Shifter effect on the KP2S and further through the Monotron's filter and lo-fi delay. No further processing except normalizing. Enjoy"

BIAS ROCKAKU-KUN EXD 5ch Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"This has a lot in common with the Drumfire brain, and Simmons SDS series. It can get very low bass like a Roland TR-808

Sequence the sounds from the trigger inputs with a Beatstep Pro, or other trigger/gate sequencer from a modular synth.

This is an extremely rare unit!"

Roland JP8000 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Nov 25, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"JP8000 - Big Sky reverb

No further processing except for normalisation."

Dr. Wiener Presents: Serge Modular 101: Using the Resonant Equalizer as Anything but an Equalizer.

Published on Nov 25, 2016 uoYTube


Published on Nov 25, 2016 LESINDES

"Exploring all single analog instrument voice of ARTURIA DRUMBRUTE -- one by one in this session to you an idea what you could tweak with this brand new rhythm box."

Yamaha SPX2000 Demo With Synths

Published on Nov 25, 2016 insanic4

"Here is a demo of the Yamaha SPX2000 effect processor in combination with synthesizer sounds. The SPX2000 is a very well build (and relatively heavy) hardware effect processor which can run one effect at a time (but also combination effects). It has full software control with the included software editor that connects over USB (I'm running it under Win8 64bit). Every parameter of every effect program can be controlled using MIDI controllers so you can add an extra layer of modulation using MIDI LFOs."

Kawai K1 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Nov 25, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"K1 synthesiser - Big Sky reverb

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Meet the White Schmidt Synthesizer

This one in via Schmidt.

Details coming next week. :)

Synthesiser Tutorial 39 Stranger Things

Published on Nov 25, 2016 David Clements

"George Hall recreates sounds used on the TV show Stranger Things on a Studiologic Sledge synthesiser. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

Hyperborea (part1) Tangerine Dream Tribute by Paul Schilling on the DSI Prophet-6 & Roland VP-03

"All synths Prophet-6, except processed Roland VP-03 'voices'"

DIY Arduino String Synth & Drum Machine

Published on Nov 25, 2016 gary909

"A quick demo of my DIY Arduino String Synth and Drum machine. Sorry I can't play that well but whatever ;-)"


You can find build instructions here. It's based on DIY instructions from DSP Synthesizers here. The drum machine is a Korg Minipops7 build.


This one in via KNOBZ.NET. You can find the patches on Sample Magic.

"Ignite your inspiration with over 200 expansive and detailed patches for Spire and Serum. Epic orchestral leads, richly refined polyphonic pads, broody FM bass and glassy atmospheric keys all programmed with exclusive custom macros. With intricate and detailed soundscapes sitting alongside full-bodied analogue song-starters, Spire and Serum Electronica Patches is one-stop shop for a genre-bending journey into modern melodic dance music."

Teenage Engineering Releases New OP-1 OS

Published on Nov 25, 2016 teenageengineering

OP 1 arpeggio sequencer
OP-1 tempo + sync settings

Details on the update via Teenage Engineering:

"It's been a while since we first announced the development of a new OP-1 OS update [download here].

we have put a lot of effort on this update and are very happy to finally share it with all of you! this is a free upgrade, adding some user requests, as well as introducing a number of completely new features. download, upgrade and try it out your self!

arpeggio sequencer added.
voltage synth added.
tape loops now automatically crossfaded.
tape effect chop twice as short + also works at tape start/stop position and across loop wrap.
FM radio press green encoder to autotune.
endless sequencer extended to 128 steps.
tremolo LFO updated with extra waveforms.
PO sync mode added.
tempo nudge when running on external tempo.
all new user contributed presets, based on the previous updates throughout the years. thanks for the massive support from the global OP-1 community!
and more…


voltage is a new synthesizer engine with electrifying results, using multiple interconnected oscillators. it can produce a wide range of sounds, from basses to organs to pads and more. make sure to checkout the new voltage synth.


OP-1 has been updated with arpeggio, a new arpeggiator sequencer, that you can
use both with drums, synths and of course samples. it works great for basslines and
lead sounds.

PO sync

we have expanded the sync capabilities of OP-1 for simple synchronisation of pocket operators, also adding flexibility for connecting to other gear.

Black Friday, Holiday & Winter Sales

A number of our sponsors on the right are having sales this weekend and over the winter months. Be sure to check them out. Clicking on any of the banners on the right will take you to their site. You can usually find sales info on the top of the site. You can find some promo codes via the banners in this post as well. Note Novation/Focusrite's Black Friday site is here.

Roland Juno (junior) 106 white

via this auction

"Up for sale is a super rare and hard to find customized Roland Juno 106 customized and transformed into the Junior 106. This retains all of the features and sounds of the juno but in a smaller form factor and... white theme. Ic ant tell you enough what a visual pleasure it is to play this beast of a synth. Roland should have built these but instead this is a customized design released by the Synth Spa every once in a while. Everything works as new, no issues what so ever. There are a few imperfections that are due to builder ( some uneven spacing but not really noticeable) error but its so slight I only mentioned it because Im very anal about details even micro ones."

Vintage Moog Satellite Synthesizer

Uploaded on Nov 25, 2016 Steven Purvis

via this auction

"This is a fully-functional Moog Satellite Synthesizer from the early to mid 1970's. All original hardware. This monophonic synth sounds amazing! As very common for this model, the black surface above the sliders has some fading, the slider caps have fractures, and the wood casing has a few nicks. None of this affect how it plays."

ROLAND SYSTEM-8 “I hear you now” Gattobus patch (NO FX)

ROLAND SYSTEM-8 "I hear you now" Gattobus patch (NO FX) from Gianni Proietti on Vimeo.

"Recreation of the classic CS-80 sound from Jon&Vangelis song "I hear you now"

No internal FX were used. Just two sounds in layer, slightly panned L&R.

PART A: System-8; PART B: Jupiter 8 Plug-out"

Korg MS20 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Nov 25, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Original mk1 MS20 - Big Sky reverb (Mono in, Stereo out)

No further processing used except for normalisation."

The Yamaha CS-15 Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Nov 25, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here are some (improvised and casually-played) examples of timbres that can be generated by the unique architecture of the Yamaha CS-15.

The theme is also comprised of Garage-Band assembled loops and 100% CS-15 for all tones and sound effects.
If you listen to the point where the title comes into view, you can hear a CS-15-created voice say "wow!"

Please support these time-consuming videos if they are of help to you by visiting Thank you!"

01-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 1- Sounds of the Yamaha CS-15
02-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 2- Oscillators Part 1
03-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 3- Oscillators Part 2
04-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 4- Oscillators Part 3
05-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 5- Filters Part 1
06-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 6- Filters Part 2
07-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 7- Portamento and Glide
08-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 8- The VCA part 1
09-The Yamaha CS-15: Part - The VCA Part 2
10-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 10 - Envelopes
11-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 11 - FILTER MADNESS - The LH Controller

Ambient Drone of Synth Tech E350 (Low-Gain MU format)

Published on Nov 25, 2016 seho chang

Synthesis Technology E350

E350 Morphing Source:
Expert Sleepers FH-1 (LFO)

Krisp1 VC-SVF (12dB)

Synth-Werk 902

Expert Sleepers Disting

Erica Sequential Switch

Random Clock:
ALM Pamela’s Workout

Hatsune Miku, Gakken Pocket Miku

Published on Nov 25, 2016 ISOTROPOSPHERE

Gakken NSX-39s on eBay

"CGI / Virtual character, idol sensation Hatsune Miku (developed by Crypton Future Media) coupled with Yamaha's NSX-1 sound chip technology (eVocaloid) were paired together in Gakken Education Publishing Company's Pocket Miku product.

About the same size as a Stylophone and similair useage with a wired stylus for the keyboard section. The Pocket Miku is a formant synthesizer used for vocal creations. Cool options and capabilities for the cost of the unit.

This is my first use in a light jam video with minimal use before this video in experimenting and getting used to the functions of the device.

In the video i have locked a 2 second loop in the Clouds module from Mutable instruments and this is being modulated by an lfo for the position cv and is in trigger mode being fed from the End of Cycle clock on a Make Noise Phonogene module. The Phonogene is also providing a drum sound to the 4MS Noise swash module which is the grungy sound heard here. Phonogene timing and speed is being messed with by a cv coming from a Flame knob recorder V1.

Live Pocket Miku track is being run through a developmental delay module from Synthrotek and is the only effect on the Miku in the video.

Please comment if you enjoyed this and want to see more of her.


NOISE & BLOCKS: Making a Song & Drum Kits

Published on Nov 25, 2016 ROLI

"Make tracks in seconds with NOISE and BLOCKS.

Create a beat with our Groove Kits, add a melody, then drop the bass - that's all there is to it!"


Published on Nov 25, 2016

"Finger drumming has never been easier with BLOCKS and NOISE. Make beats in seconds with our Drum Kits."

Tutorial 38 Horror Film Music

Published on Nov 25, 2016 David Clements

"George Hall recreates sounds from some classic horror movies including Spellbound, The Shining and Halloween on a Studiologic Sledge Synthesiser. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

AO - Semi-Modular Hybrid Noise Synth Demo

Published on Nov 25, 2016 blaman2012

"Analog Ordnance HNS demo.
patch notes: using pll with floating cable as sound source, osc and lfo patched but disabled

limited qty
buy at"

"The Analog Ordnance HNS is a standalone hyrbrid analog/digital/logic semi-modular "noise" synthesizer aimed at the experimental electronic musician
It consists of:

1x Triple Oscillator (Out/CV in)
1x Phase Locked Loop(In/Out)
1x Lowpass Oscillating VCF (In/Out/CV in)
1x Voltage Controllable Delay (In/Out/Cv in)
1x Shapable LFO (Out)

All the Jacks are 1/8" Mono, If there are no cables inserted the synth passes audio through the first four modules in the order listed above, inserting a cable into either audio input or output will break the connection at that point. An 1/8" Mono cable is provided for routing the LFO output to any of the three CV inputs.

Audio Inputs: Instrument & Line Level
Audio Outputs: Line Level
CV Inputs: 0 to +12V
Power : 9V DC Guitar pedal style (center negative, not included)
Dimensions: 100x200x40mm


Inside the box:
1x Analog Ordnance Hybrid Noise Synthesizer
1x High-quality green braided 1/8" mono cable for LFO routing
1x Analog Ordnance embroidered patch
1x Analog Ordnance sticker
1x Instruction Sheet

Expect to begin shipping by Friday 11th November 2016"

MIDIRAUSCH - Modular Synthesizers - Testpatch 2 - Make Noise Techno

Published on Nov 25, 2016 midirausch

"listen loud and with headphones!
Make Noise Techno Patch

Groove: Make Noise Tempi
Soundsources: DPO, Mysteron, Telharmonic
Lots of Erbe Verb Reverb fun
other Efx involved:
Echophon, DubJr, Black Hole DSP, A-199 spring reverb

Kick: RiDrum TK-01, TT808
Clap: RiDrum THC-01
Hihats: Little Shimmery, Ladik D-333

Sample from Nebulae"

DIY Analog-Synthesizer with DIY Analog-Sequencer

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Andreas Remshagen

"Erste Experimente mit meinem Selbstgebauten Analog-Synthesizer
und Analog-Sequenzer mit 2 X 8 Kanälen"


DIY-Analog Synthesizer with DIY-Analog Sequencer #2

Published on Nov 27, 2016 Andreas Remshagen

"Weitere Experimente mit meinem Selbstgebauten Synthesizer und Sequenzer. Der Sequenzer besteht aus einem NE555 als Timerbaustein, welcher zwei 4017 als Zählwerk ansteuert. Er hat jeweils 3 CV-Ausgänge, welche 2 VCO, 2 VCF und jeweils einen ADSR ansteuern. Hab leider keine Kamera, daher habe ich das Video mit dem Handy aufgenommen"


"Another experiment with my self-made synthesizer and sequencer, the sequencer consists of a NE555 as a timer module, which drives two 4017 as a counter, has 3 CV outputs, which control 2 VCO, 2 VCF and one ADSR each , So I took the video with the mobile phone"

RK-002 Firmware for the KORG Kaossilator

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Retrokits

"The RK-002/KOS Firmware version enables you to play the Korg Kaossilator with a regular keyboard (or sequencer).

Note that the note scale is defined on the Kaossilator with the range,key and scale settings.

This firmware is available via:

Some more video details:
- Unfortunately the audio is not a line recording.
- BSP velocity is mapped to Kaossilator Y-axis.
- The RK004 translates Beatstep Pro sync pulses to Volca Beats
- The Volca beats has a snare mod
- That warm looking sleeve only has 7% Alpaca wool
- There were no kittens harmed in the making of this video."

NOIZ beta - Chilled Jam

Published on Nov 25, 2016 KlaatuNinja

"NOIZ beta - Not the finished release, testing the new keyboard function, which is really nice!!"

iTunes: NOIZ - Make Amazing Music - Studio Amplify

RUCCI Handmade Electronic Instruments 8-Bit Power Synthesizer with CV Sequencer

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Michael Rucci

Super Mario Bros Theme on 8-Bit Power Synthesizers

Details via Handmade Electronic Instruments

"The 8-Bit Power Synthesizer produces lo-fi sounds reminiscent of retro video games. It has a single octave keyboard with an octave control knob to sweep through a full six octaves. It is monophonic and only the highest key pressed will sound.

Seven different modes allow for lots of variety and are selectable with a mode control knob. A drone switch plays the last pitch played indefinitely, hands free. There is also a speed control to manipulate patches as well as a low-pass filter and volume control.

1. Simple Square-wave
2. Oscillating between two octaves
3. Ramping up and down by octave
4. Minor Pentatonic Arpeggios (Key selects the root)
5. Vibrato
6. Random Octave (Octave control sets maximum range.)
7. Drum Loop Mode (26 loops selectable with each key and drone switch. Octave control acts as pitch control in this mode.)

A CV input (0-5V, 1/8” jack) overrides the octave control. Clock Out (5V, 1/8” jack) provides pulses in time with suitable modes to sync with other devices. CV IN is located next to Power IN and Clock OUT is next to Audio OUT. Audio output (1/4” mono jack) is ideal for amps, effects or recording equipment. Powered by included 9V battery or 9V DC (Center-Negative) power supply.

It is built into a rugged die-cast aluminum case with an NES inspired light-gray paint job. This was designed and hand-built in Oakland, California.

Shipping to the US is a flat $10, everywhere else is $22 for the first item and $8 for each additional item.

Ships next day."

Are Minikeys are the WORST THING EVER!! ?

Published on Nov 25, 2016 mootbooxle

Watch this one through. What do you all think?

"Are these 'Slim Keys' really the evil, terrible, unusable thing that critics say they are? Well, watch and find out!

Support me on Patreon! I spent all my money on synths and now I need to eat! :)"

Patch n Tweak

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