MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

AniModule STD : Infectious Rhythms and Chords / CV controlled Clock Math / with MPC1000

Published on Nov 26, 2016 JRock17991

"Go through a patch with Rhythmic Chords and Synth Percussions
Clocked and run from the MPC1000. Divisions and Multiplications manipulated in RealTime via CV Control with the AniModule STD"

Yamaha AN200 Analog Modeling Desktop Synth

via this auction

On Islands (Sunday Noodle) - dave smith instruments Pro 2

Published on Nov 26, 2016 100 Things I Do

"A Sunday noodle with the Pro 2. I have owned this synth now since it was released in 2014 (I got one of the very first units to come into Australia) and no matter how much I use it I feel like I haven't even started to scratch the surface of what is possible. As long as you don't use too much of the Sub Oscillator you can get a really convincing 4 voice poly out of it. Hope you enjoy!"

Korg Minilogue & EHX Small Stone

Published on Nov 26, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Korg Minilogue - Small Stone Phase Shifter

No further processing used except for normalisation."

A Guy Called Gerald Plays Analogue in His Studio

Published on Aug 18, 2012 A Guy Called Gerald

"This is how easy it was in the 80's. The hard part was getting the machines the talk to each other but that's still not rocket science.

Roland TR-808 + SH-101"

You might recognize this one from the screenshot in this post.

Drumbrute - first contact - Jamming around

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Matthias plays

"I just unpacked the Drumbrute from Arturia and started playing better said jamming around. Enjoy this flyover jamsession.

This machine really rocks and I enjoyed this intuitive interface very much.

Best SAL BAN aka Matthias played"

ARP Avatar

via this auction

"ARP Avatar guitar synth. Awesome. Original owner now more into acoustic guitar."

Siel DK600

via this auction

"The successor to the famed Opera 6.

2 DCO (12 voices), 3 LFO, SSM (2044 filter/2056 vca) goodness.

This thing was torn down, cleaned, recapped, calibrated, key bed supports redone, bus bars from keys to vel sensor board resoldered, osc mod, every knob conditioned, and all connectors hot glued to ensure long term and stage durability.

I assure you this is the finest DK600 on the market right now. All the tech work was done by my tech, Duane R. Balvage."

Novation Bass Station Analog Synthesizer SN 0003019

via this auction

Studio Electronics Quadnic + ZVex LoFi Junky

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Andor Polgár

"My name is Andor and I make electronic music without laptop."

LepLoop Multicassa 2016 Overview #TTNM

Published on Nov 26, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's an overview of the new 2016 Lep Loop Multicassa analog drum machine, made in Italy and based on the Trautonium concepts. Watch it in action here:" [posted here]

Moog Mother-32, MIDI-MuRF & Multi-Pedal

Published on Nov 26, 2016 experimentalsynth

"A quick look at the possibilities when you combine the Moog Mother-32, MIDI-MuRF & Multi-Pedal. Learn more at"

Novation Circuit #Volca Bass #iPad apps #Electronic Music Jam

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Plekyn Records

"Electronic Music Live Jam. I use simply set up. Novation Circuit sequencer send note to Launchkey app by USB Midi, Korg Volca like Lead Synth, other sound from Circuit.
Marcin Kamiński Music
Plekyn Records 2016"

The Christmas Detective - Roland Boutiques, Korg EMX2, Volca FM +

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Micro Banshee

"Bit of a Christmas vibe with this one.. to early? anyhoo...
all my Roland boutiques are again used along with 2 x Volca FM's , EMX2, Novation Circut and a whole lot of other stuff.. I hope you enjoy the track, if not, no worries, have a great weekend.

As always, the track is played 'live' in one take - with no DAW, editing, or post production.

Recorded live [26/11/2016]


Korg EMX2
Korg KP3+
Korg Mini KP2
Korg Volca FM
Novation Circuit
Roland Boutique JP-08
Roland Boutique JU-06
Roland Boutique JX-03
Roland System-1
Roland TB-3"

An Interview with Stefan Schmidt

Peter M Mahr wrote in to let us know he has an interview with Stefan Schmidt, of The Schmidt synthesizer, in German here. You can find a Googlish version here.

Superior Drummer Meets Grids

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Using Mutable Instruments Grids to control an instance of Toontrack Superior Drummer through the DDrum DDTI interface."

DL - Techno Live Set 2016 #38

Published on Nov 26, 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
- Roland TM-2"

Right-wing Alex Jones Is Into Synths?

Breaking: Democrat Counter-Coup Against Trump in Progress

Published on Nov 25, 2016 The Alex Jones Channel

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH reader a b. If you are adverse to politics, just watch the first two seconds and note the gear. I do my best to keep politics out of this site, so apologies for this one, but this was one of those, "what the..." moments. Kind of like when I found out L Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was into synths. If you lean liberal, watch the rest at your own risk. He is about as far right as it gets in many people's opinion. Again, this is only going up for the synths. Curious if he really is into synths, or if he's just filming at someone else's studio. It's also interesting to think he could be lurking out there in the synth community.

For those of you not familiar with Alex Jones, feel free to check out his bio on wikipedia.

And a screen grab of him commenting on synths.

Who would have guessed?

Update: you can find the Guy Called Gerald video here. Alex Jones comment is currently the top comment on YouTube as of this post. No response from A Guy Called Gerald. :)

Chamberlain Rhythmate Model 30

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Techno Empire

"This is meant to be a short and sweet teaser demo of the Chamberlin Model 30 Drum machine we have for sale. It is not meant to be a full demonstration. Just enough to show that it works for the potential buyer. Known as the worlds first electronic drum 'machine'"

KORG Z1 12-Voice 61-Key Multi Oscillator Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

KORG Prophecy 37-Key Digital Solo Synthesizer

via this auction

Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80

via this auction

Original Vintage Minimoog Model D SN 4699

via this auction

"Analog monophonic synthesizer
Not the reissue -- this is the original!
Serial No: 4699
Purchased used in 1993 -- No other owners since that time.
Very good condition with some minor scratches on the wood case.
Sold as-is."

Oberheim Obxa Voice Cards

via this auction

$400 a pop, plust $25 for shipping. Via the seller: "I am selling 3 or 4 Oberheim OBXA voice cards. *They work perfectly.* Frankly, eight voices is to much for what I do. *This listing is for individual cards* Feel free to make an offer on one or more if you like. I will ship internationally as well."

Sequential Circuits Pro One

via this auction

Sylvia Massy's Dog Plays a Synthesizer with Serge from System Of A Down

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Sylvia Massy

What the...

"Engineer Sylvia Massy's puppy Molly will happily play the synthesizer, if she can only get that carrot!

Filmed while recording SOAD's debut album at Rick Rubin's house."

via Wikipedia:

"Sylvia Massy is an American entrepreneur, music producer, mixer and engineer, writer and artist in the United States. Massy is perhaps best recognized for her work on 1993's Undertow, the full-length double platinum-selling debut for Los Angeles alternative metal band Tool [1] and her works with System of a Down,[2] Johnny Cash[3] and Red Hot Chili Peppers.[4]"

Qu Bit Chord Disintegration Jam # a million

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Nick Jackson

"Another redundant 'disintegration jam' based around the Qu-Bit Chord being mangled and destroyed by filters, distortion, and reverb. I actually have quite a bit of fun doing these, because as you may have been able to infer, I really enjoy distorted lo-fi ambient tones.

The patch is very simple..Chord into Ripples into Clouds, with Tides modulating the inversion of the Chord, creating a sort of faux melody. The textural magic really happens when I run the mix out through my guitar pedalboard. There, I have engaged a Smallsound/Bigsound Fuck Overdrive, ZVex Instant Lo-fi Junky, and Strymon BlueSky reverb. I've found the conjunction of these pedals to be a sort of lo-fi ambient 'secret sauce'. (not very secret though, is it)

I know this sound isn't for everyone, you may even 'dislike' it as people have done on my previous videos, but I kind of dig it and hope there's some people out there who will dig it as well. As always, thanks for listening! :)"

MFB Dominion I ☩ Valhalla Shimmer | synthesizer mini-walkthrough

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Sensenwerk

"Really love the sound of the shimmer reverberation plugin."

MFB Tanzbar Lite vs MFB 522

Published on Nov 26, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Comparison of the Tanzbar Lite and 522 drum machines.

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Also see MFB Tanzbar vs MFB 522.

MFB Tanzbar Lite & MXR Distortion+ CSP104

Published on Nov 26, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"MFB Tanzbar Lite - MXR Distortion+

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Kick.S Live / X1012 (Goa Forest)

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Kick.S

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

Island Hopping with MIDI Sprout

Published on Nov 26, 2016 MIDI Sprout

"Data Garden founder, Joe Patitucci, shares tips on keeping your MIDI Sprout in top shape along with an inside look at what he carries to allow him to make plant music in wherever he is in the world.

For more info on how to get the most out of your MIDI Sprout, visit our user forum at

Joe's Travel Kit

Moog Micromoog | Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl

"We are taking a very quick look at the Moog Micromoog, which was introduced to the market in 1975. The Multimoog was derived from the Micromoog and was launched on the market in 1978. Both monophonic analog Synthesizers share a common manual which had the schematic drawings included. The Micromoog features one Voltage-controlled oscillator with variable waveshape, which can be infinitely adjusted from Saw to Square to Pulse. The LFO, Sample & Hold and Noise generator can also be used to modulate the waveshape, which allows for some fat sounds. This concept provides more sonic options than simple Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)."

Fat Bass Sound on Modular Synthesizer | Tutorial and How to

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl

"Tutorial on how to patch a big fat Bass sound on a Modular Analog Synthesizer. I am demonstrating this patch on an ARP 2600, but the concept can also be applied to other hardware modular synthesizers and even to software modular synths running on either Mac, PC or iPad.

Gear used: Arturia KeyStep, ARP 2600, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR, Boss BX-600"

Hicut Cake #026 :: Korg Minilogue jam

Published on Nov 26, 2016 hicutcake

– Korg Minilogue x 6"

minima in the woods

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Matthew Tyas

"An improvised performance using a Striso board as controller and an Axoloti as sound source and effects"

Some info on the The Striso as a stand alone instrument. You'll find some videos on their site.

"The Striso is an entirely new musical instrument. It is intuitive to play, has its own distinct and very versatile sound, and combines the possibilities of electronic with the experience of an acoustic instrument. It is small enough to easily take with you, and you can play everywhere you want.

The base of the Striso is a field of small yet powerful buttons that are sensitive in all directions. They let you control the subtle properties of the sound of each note independently. Additionally, you can add accents and sound effects by shaking and moving the Striso. Together this creates enormous possibilities for musical expression.

The intuitive and systematic arrangement of the buttons makes you comprehend musical patterns, as all intervals, chords and scales have the same shape in every key. This lets you play in all keys with the same ease. Read more about the note layout at DCompose note layout.

The Striso is designed to keep you connected with the music you’re playing, whether you want to play lively folk melodies, complex jazz progressions, diverse world music, experimental microtonal compositions or anything else."

Patch Notes #26 - Generative Eurorack Jam

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Exploring a generative patch using the Ornament & Crime Turing Machine mode along with some slightly randomized drums from the Varigate and some smooth tones from the DPO and Clouds.

The Ornament & Crime is in Quantermain mode, generating a single Turing Machine on channel D, clocked by the Make Noise Tempi and Turing probability modulated by a channel on Analog Memory. Tempi is also clocking Brains and Pressure Points, one channel of the connect Analog Memory module is routed through channel 3 on Maths, and then into the Ornament & Crime CV4 input.

This is the crux of the generative voice. The slowly stepping Analog Memory switches the O&C 100% chance of a randomized value on one step, then around 5% chance on the next step, and 0% chance on the last two steps. This means every 4 bars or so, the phrase is randomized to a degree.

The generative sequence is routed to the Make Noise DPO, onto the MMG filter via the Final output and then to the Optomix. The signal is then passed through Mutable Instruments Clouds running the Parasites firmware in Oliverb mode (updated this easily via the SpektroAudio ALTRNT website), and on to the Malekko Mix4 and out. The Malekko Varigate 4 is triggering an envelope on the AD/LFO, which is opening the Optomix.

Clouds is being heavily modulated. A sine wave LFO from the TipTop Audio Z3000 is modulating the decay time control, while the triangle wave is modulating the pre-delay. The right output from Clouds is fed back into the Z3000 waveshaper input and the sine wave out from the DPO modulation oscillator is routed to the FM input as well, further complicating sine and triangle waves. The stepped and smooth random outputs from the Make Noise Wogglebug are also modulating Clouds reverb size and damping filter respectively.

Tempi is clocking and resetting the Varigate which is already triggering the generative voice. In addition, one channel is triggering the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas which is acting as the snare. The BI is then passed through Mutable Instruments Warps in Parasites firmware delay mode, and out to the Mix4.

The kick and hihat are both sequenced on the Varigate as well, triggering the Roland Scooper via a few envelopes on the ADLFO.

The bass is sequenced via the DU-SEQ (clocked by Tempi), which is playing Mutable Instruments Braids. A looping envelope on the Intellijel Dual ADSR is modulating the Braids color input, giving some motion to the bass tone."

Teenage Engineering OP-1 : Taking a look at the new update

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Accurate Beats

"Teenage Engineering just released the new OS update for the OP-1 that includes a new synth, a new sequencer mode, new presets and more.

This is just a first look at the update and some of my thoughts on it."

And an overall tutorial from Cuckoo:

OP-1 Tutorial by Cuckoo (2016 new firmware update)

Published on Nov 25, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Hello. Here's an allround tutorial for the OP-1 from Teenage Engineering. I'm trying to go through as many functions as possible, and also get a sort of understanding for the overall workflow. Also present in the video is the new functionality introduced in the 2016 fir"

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