MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Schumann Modular - The Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 complete - Demo

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Stotz Daniel Philipp

"After some long months of recordings this is maybe the first complete edition of The Symphonic Etudes of Robert Schumann performed on Modular Synthesizers. It contains also all 5 additional etudes. The CD is only available on special request. Please refer to:"

5U DIY & modular.

Polychord Silent Night

Polychord Silent Night from Shoulda Woulda Coulda on Vimeo.

"Happy Holidays from Polychord"

iTunes: polychord - Shoulda Woulda Coulda inc

Silent Night

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Andor Polgár

"The sound source was the Mutable Instruments Rings which was modulated by Xaoc Devices Batumi. Reverb: Mutable Instruments Clouds. The Rings was sequenced with Renoise.

Happy Holidays!"

Icelandic Poets: a live jam with Squarp Pyramid, MeeBlip Triode, Blofeld and more.

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Olivier Ozoux

"You shouldn't let poets lie to you.

- Squarp Pyramid (sequencer)
- Korg Electribe 2 Sampler (drums)
- Waldorf Blofeld ( pads )
- Audiothingies MicroMonsta ( keys )
- Makenoise 0 Coast ( arp )
- MeeBlip Triode ( bassline )
- Bastl Instruments MicroGranny ( vocal samples )"

From beginning to end

Published on Dec 19, 2016 A.DAPT

"A few clips showing the evolution of an arpeggio on tempest to the endstate adding modular and other effects"

Roland RS-505 Strings Synthesizer

via this auction

Doric-Sunday jamming with Dreadbox Murmux v2

Published on Dec 19, 2016 5th Floor Entertainment

"Sunday Fun!Fun!Fun! The Set up:Dreadbox Murmux v2,Dreadbox Modular Primary System,Acidlab Miami,Arturia KeyStep"

ARP2600 License Plate

This one in via Clayton Janes.

Classic California orange on black license plate, with a British flag on a black Jag (Jaguar). Classy. That's some premium synth bling right there.

Korg iWAVESTATION iOS App Review - Midiverse - TV - MVM #55

Published on Dec 19, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV


"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a brand new iOS app from Korg, iWAVESTATION.

We'll quickly talk about the layout, then plug in our MIDI controller and scroll through some of the preset patches."

Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600 Demo

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Synth City

"In this video Synth City product specialist Wesley knocks together a few quick patches to demonstrate the incredible new Tonestar 2600 module from Studio Electronics. Rich tone for years, wigglers."

Playing the Hordijk Osc Sync

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Todd Barton

"a quick demo of playing the Hordijk Osc Sync live. better audio here:"

Hologram Dream Sequence & Moog Minimoog jam

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Here we are demoing the Hologram Dream Sequence with a Moog Minimoog.

The Dream Sequence is a sequencer, an envelope shaper, a pitch shifter, a sampler, and more. It’s a source of inspiration that can create synth-like arpeggios, pulsating sheets of sub-octave distortion, shimmering, ethereal chord washes, and a limitless number of other new sounds."


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

XAOC Belgrad Demo

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The XAOC Belgrad is a new step in the development of musical dual-peak filters, offering unprecedented ease of use and clarity of control for everything from standard filter sweeps to formant-like snarls to resonant whistling.

Belgrad offers control of balance and frequency displacement of its two resonant peaks, with master controls for center frequency and resonance unlike some of its predecessors. Combine this with its ten filter modes and variety of CV inputs and you have a powerful tool ready to shape your tone in a variety of ways, from standard lowpass, highpass, and bandpass behaviors to more exotic forms of coloration."


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

Alesis A6 Andromeda noisy mod patches

"Some examples of Alesis Andromeda patches using more unusual modulation routings, specifically exploiting audio rate modulation possibilities."

Jari Pitkänen - Portti Unen Ja Valveen Välillä (Gate Between Dream And Awake)

Published on Dec 18, 2016 Jari Pitkänen

(Continuous Mix)
00:00 Portti 1 (Kesän Tuuli)
05:08 Portti 2 (Niityn Ranta)
08:48 Portti 3 (Sateen Jälkeen Auringon Säteet)
12:24 Portti 4
16:00 Portti 5
17:56 Portti 6
19:44 Portti 7
23:16 Portti 8
26:26 Portti 9
29:56 Portti 10
35:10 Portti 11
38:28 Portti 12
42:10 Portti 13
45:32 Portti 14
48:42 Portti 15
51:14 Portti 16 (Sade)

Last album of "Korppi (The Raven)" trilogy.

Made using a Roland MC-303. No additional effects or post-processing. Recorded with RME Fireface 800 into Logic X."

Synth in 60: Live performance with Korg and Moog together in harmony

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Patrick OBrien

"A live patch performance with analog gear:

Korg MS-10 for the plucking bass
Korg MS-20m Desktop Kit for the sequence controlled by the SQ-1s
Moog Sub Phatty for the long bass lines
Moog Mother 32 with a splash of noise beats"

Original Vintage Roland JUPITER-8 Analog Synth SN 080514

Roland Jupiter-8 Samples & Physical Inspection

Uploaded on Dec 19, 2016 Craig Fall

"The posted video shows true detail, and any scratches are clearly visible. This video is in two sections: the first 7 minutes show sound samples and programming, the last 5 minutes shows closeup physical inspection on the surface of the unit."

via this auction

"This is one of the first 500 JP-8's ever manufactured! The condition is excellent, with some wear, but otherwise in perfect playing shape. Recently refurbished to replace some caps and switches, it is up to original specs. I used this exclusively for the Glen Campbell show in the mid 80's, used on the road and on 24 episodes of the Glen Campbell Show from 1982-83. It was given to me when the band was broken up. This comes with the Roland MB-8 Midi-DCB & interface mod. Also (Optional) FREE Anvil case for traveling (Seen some road travel) Shipping will be adjusted for weight.. The Jupiter-8 includes balanced stereo XLR outputs as well as unbalanced 1/4" outputs. In addition to monophonic and polyphonic modes, the Jupiter-8 includes a unique polyphonic unison mode, in which all 16 oscillators can be stacked onto one note but divide down if more keys are pressed. No other polyphonic synthesizer at the time had this feature. The posted video shows true detail, any scratches are clearly visible. This video is in two sections: the first 7 minutes show sound samples and programming, the last 5 minutes shows closeup physical inspection on the surface of the unit."

Yamaha FS1R SN OZ01144

via this auction

"This is an amazing synth, considered the ultimate FM synth Yamaha ever offered, 8 operators and very unique formant filters, this rack will give you unheard of sounds you can't get anywhere else. I don't think even software plugins have caught up with all the capabilities this unit offers. A must have for modern edm productions needing that unique edge. Don't miss out!"

makenoise DPO, Korg Minilogue & Analog RYTM

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Siebe Janssen

"Acid bass: makenoise DPO, polysynth: Korg Minilogue & Beats: Analog RYTM"

Mutable Instruments Rings wt Maths and Metropolis 04

Published on Dec 19, 2016 risbaw

"Another Ring-Maths experiment.
I calibrated Rings with the TT-303 : )
and now it sounds even better.
by Rad'und"

CGS49 Dual Wasp Filter Demo

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Lower West Side Studio

"Demonstration of Cat Girl Synthesizer's CGS49 Dual Wasp Filter. In this video I put Ken Stone's version of the Wasp Filter through some basic yet incredible sounding paces. Also in the patch are a Q106 VCO, an Oakley Multimix, Classic VCA and Dual LFO and a PAiA 9720 VCO running in LFO mode."

Ambient Frippertronics Acoustic Guitar with MS-20 Mini

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Stephen Hummel

"Episode 3 of the 'Circuits and Strings' series from subtractiveLAD aka: Stephen Hummel.

I wanted to try a Frippertronics-style jam but using an acoustic guitar, instead of the more conventional electric guitar.

My Taylor 310ce is electroacoustic so I am able to patch it directly into my pedalboard, which can be pretty inspiring. I have tuned the Taylor to DADGAD. For this performance I have the guitar running into my Ernie Ball VP Jr, then into the Strymon TimeLine and then into the Walrus Audio Descent reverb pedal. My pedalboard is then patched directly to my Boss RE-20 Space Echo, which is functioning as my tape looper for this jam. The Space Echo is set to a delay time of somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 seconds to achieve the looping effect. During the performance, you will see me shifting the parameters of the Descent with an expression pedal and tweaking the settings on the TimeLine and Space Echo to achieve various spacial effects. I performed an overdub on the Korg MS-20 Mini to add low frequency accents - the synth is also going through the Space Echo but used only as a simple delay. Some additional mixing/subtle processing was done in Reaper."


Published on Dec 19, 2016 once upon a synth

"Unboxing the OTO Machines BAM space generator reverb unit. There's no talking in this video, just some music processed by BAM.

All the synth parts in the music were recorded with the Native Instruments Monark synth in Ableton Live. The synth bus was then run through the BAM with some light tweaking."

Tunnel Vision

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Miguel d'Oliveira

"track I wrote for a BBC one series with superimposed footage I shot tonight, around London docklands and Blackwall tunnel.
all sounds (except glitch noises) from a DSI OB6"

Melodic Modular Jam Deceptive Dunes

Published on Dec 19, 2016 SB-SIX

"Eurorack jam with lots of cable spagetti.
Patch notes:
Main arp is from tides, runs into clouds, sequenced by octone
Bassline is spectrum into e440
Pad is STO into polaris into bigsky shimmer
Glitches from e350 and quadnic into erbeverb, triggered by varigate4
bp tones is osc-03 into SOB
Sequences are from elektron analog 4, baby8 and octone. Percussion from elektron analog rytm"

Introducing the – Grand Terminal ✈ - Grand Terminal ✈ overview

Published on Dec 19, 2016 TheEndorphines

" – Grand Terminal

✈ Life is a trip ✈

- 26 HP, 1” in depth – super slim and Shuttle friendly
- Dual multi-mode filter (ladder, diode, vactrol, state-variable lp/hp/bp and comb) in dual, stereo and serial modes
- Dual AD/ASR/looping envelope generator that acts as band-limited oscillator when cycling at linear slopes
- Stereo “Cabin Pressure” processor with different ambient effects: from shimmered halls and reverberations to a spring simulation over tape/ping-pong delays to a chorus
- Separate mono modular level output and stereo line level output for direct line recording or driving the headphones.
- Easy firmware update via USB
- And of course fully compatible with GatewayT_XP
- I/O: 48 kHz 16 bit audio"

OB-6 Sequencer Demonstration

Published on Nov 29, 2016 Andrew Greenbaum

"Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 (and Prophet-6) Sequencer Demonstration."

Sasame Yuki - A modular improvisation on the MODULOR114 synthesizer.

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Davide Mancini

"A short improvisation on my MODULOR114 synth based on a quantizer generated arpeggio. The VCO2 in LFO mode enters the S&H and, through an attenuator and the quantizer, determines the pitch of the VCO1. The clock drives the S&H and the GATE of the envelope. The starting sound is a rectangular wave that gets modulated (you can hear it when I start to turn teh first knob) on the PWM by the envelope. Soon I substitute the squarewave with the triangular, shortening the attack and finally adding resonance for a more percussive quality of the sound. Toward the end everything gets slowed down, the square returns and the echo gets intrusive...
A small nod to the Master Jun'ichiro Tanizaki."

MODULOR114 - sezione clock/logic/fx/feedback

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Davide Mancini

"Seconda parte dell'esplorazione/tutorial in lingua italiana. Dopo aver raccontato la struttura e le caratteristiche base dei moduli nella prima puntata, realizziamo una patch più complessa che permetta di dimostrare alcune delle caratteristiche più interessanti di questo synth modulare."

Live Sessions by Dualtrx

Published on Oct 4, 2016 Dualtrx

1. Live Sessions // 01
"A new day, a new play. This time more chillout than yesterday. Had some fun with Circuits and Mother."

2. Live Sessions // 03 [note: 02 appears to be omitted/missing from YouTub at the moment]

3. Live Sessions // 03

4. Live Sessions // 04
"Having fun with a new patch i made using Mother 32..."

5. Live Sessions // 05
"New Live Session. This time i've added a little Korg Volca FM. Powerful little toy i might say."

6. Live Session // 06
"New Live Session. I used some nice smooth bassy Mother32 with a little bit of salt and pepper from the Circuits. The analog drums are provided by Korg Volca Beats."

7. Live Sessions // 07
"Hi Guys. Today was a very productive day i'd say. I made a cute little track using my cute little setup. Give it a listen."

BAUBLES happy christmas music tune.

Published on Dec 19, 2016 markusfuller

"Here is a quick simple Christmas feel tune we called "Baubles" composed by Markus Fuller and Jason Lee (aka organaut).

we filmed this several times but kept getting the timing wrong as it was fresh out of the head and not written down. but after many attempts we did get a reasonable recording of how the tune should be. Happy christmas and a great new year to you all."

Roland Introduces JUNO-106 PLUG-OUT for the SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer

Published on Dec 19, 2016 RolandChannel

"This video introduces the JUNO-106 PLUG-OUT for the Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer. Toronto-based group, Repair, discuss the classic JUNO-106 synth and share a performance with the SYSTEM-8.

About the SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT technology...

In addition to its impressive internal sound engine, the Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer features three expansion slots for hosting and controlling Roland’s PLUG-OUT software synths. JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTs are included, giving you immediate access to authentic sonic reproductions of these Roland classics.

JUNO-106 PLUG-OUT included in all SYSTEM-8 v1.11 Firmware and higher."

Andromeda's Train

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Quincas Moreira

Making a Preset live on the Arturia MatrixBrute

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Flux302 of

"Making a patch from scratch with no previous set up, no editing. the MatrixBrute is capable of such a wide variety of sound, I will upload a series of these 'Live matchmaking' videos to give an idea of its different use cases.

*Please if you would like to support more videos like these consider purchasing a product over at"

Korg VC-10 Vocoder SN 160469 with Original Case

via this auction

"The Korg VC-10 is a polyphonic 20 band vocoder. You can feed your voice or any type of sound into this unit and use its parameters to synthesize it. You can use the parameters to blend in the sound you feed and also add functions such as vibrato to modulate it. Very easy and effective piece of unit with very cool sounds."

Roland TB-303

via this auction

Simmons SDS-V Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"1982 SIMMONS SDS V synthesizer drum brain (no pads included)

Includes snare, kick and 2 tom modules. One tom modules buttons stick a little bit, other than that the brain works perfectly. Missing one knob due to a broken post but will include an original replacement knob with cap. The case has a little damage in the corner, but nothing that will impair use."

07-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 7- Portamento and Glide

Published on Dec 19, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the portamento and unique "glide" functions of the Yamaha CS-15."

All parts here.

Moog Opus 3 Synthesizer Overview

Published on Dec 19, 2016 ProckGnosis

"WARNING: yet another LENGTHY, "for synth geeks" focused vid (see menu below to select other parts of the video). Also another sort-of retro review (like the Yamaha CS-5 overview), this time with the Moog Opus 3, an underrated polyphonic/paraphonic Moog synth from the early 80's. Great for the 70's "string machine" style chorus sounds and some punchy, synthy sounds running through that 24dB Moog filter. Though the synth is a bit limited in capability, it makes up for it in the "how it sounds" department.

00:00 Intro
03:12 The Strings Section
08:08 The Organ Section
12:00 The Brass Section
16:35 Modulation and Running the Organ thru Filter and Chorus
25:05 The Articulator (VCA) and the Output Mix

And just in case it wasn't clear the couple times I mentioned it in the video, the reworked ProckGnosis opening theme was done entirely with the Moog Opus 3 and some Reason drums."

Roland TB03 Bass Line

Published on Dec 19, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Messing around with a TB03 synthesiser.

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Adventures in Synthesis: Glitchy Shift Register Feedback

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Chris Beckstrom

"I'm finishing up a techno album at the moment (which we be available for free at soon!), and thought it would be refreshing to make some nonrhythmic music with my modular. This is a patch that some might not even consider music- and that's ok. We can agree to disagree.

These glitchy, distorted blips and beeps are a pretty good aural expression of how I feel about 2016.

This patch is based on a bunch of feedback: things modulating other things modulating other things which eventually find their way back and modulate the first thing. When I try to do this on the computer I end up crashing everything. With analog circuits there is nothing to crash: it sounds awesome.

The pitch of an oscillator is modulated by the output of an R/2R resistor ladder, which is receiving gate signals from a 4-step shift register. The shift register is clocked by a square oscillator. The input of the shift register- the thing that gets it going, so to speak- is the output of a clock divider which is listening to the triangle wave coming out of the original oscillator. (It's not really a triangle wave- it's more of a rounded square wave, so the clock divider has no trouble spitting out divisions.) In this way there is a feedback loop: the oscillator speed is controlling its own rate of modulation! This accounts for the periods of silence or relative stasis. A few times throughout the video I make the oscillator go faster, which in turn modulates itself more, causing more activity. Turning the big oscillator knob to the left slows everything down.

Two wave outputs of the main oscillator- square and triangle- are routed into three inputs of a sequential switch. The third input to this sequential switch is the output of a saw wave oscillator. This saw wave oscillator's pitch is modulated by a 10 step sequencer, which in turn is clocked by the pulse output of the main oscillator. The sequential switch is clocked by another divided output of the main oscillator, again causing a feedback loop. The fourth input to the switch is the output of a module I call "space noise," which is really just a bunch of square wave oscillators making clicking sounds. I often use it for random modulation at slower rates; at faster rates, it's just noisy clicking.

As the sequential switch steps through each of its four channels, we're basically hearing each input in order: first the "space noise" clicking, then the main square wave oscillator, then the saw wave, then finally the triangle from the main oscillator. When the sequential switch is clocked slowly, we can hear each wave as if we were muting and unmuting four channels on a mixer in order. At fast speeds (audio rates) we hear the four outputs as a single wave. This phenomenon- things sounding completely different depending how quickly we hear them- never ceases to amaze and entertain me.

Finally, the saw oscillator (step three in the sequential switch) is being modulated by another 10 step sequencer, which is in turn clocked with yet another square wave oscillator. The clock divider which is clocking the sequential switch is receiving reset messages (gates) from the "space noise" module, which causes the clock division to become a bit random and glitchy.

The mono output of the modular goes into a mixer and some of the modular is sent to a vintage (90's!) Alesis Microverb II digital reverb, which is brought back into the mixer on two channels for some nice stereo. I like the combination of gritty analog sounds and gritty digital reverb. The Microverb came from a church, and I can guarantee they never put anything like these sounds through it."

Elastic Drums 2nd birthday update 1.9.5

Published on Dec 19, 2016 Oliver Greschke

iTunes: Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

"Elastic Drums Version 1.9.5 comes with new presets and some bugfixes and improvements. Additionally there is now a sample kit available via InAppPurchase by German sound designer Matthias Sauer aka App Sound, that offers a broad variety of sounds (170 samples), usable for all kind of music styles. See a video about the sample kit here:"

App Sound Sample Pack for Elastic Drums

Published on Dec 16, 2016

"A collection with 170 new samples (acoustic + electronics drums, fx + chords) and 12 presets for iOS Elastic Drums. Get this sample pack via In-App-Purchase."

SHOWTIME - Tiergrinder (Ensoniq EPS , Jupiter Clone, Roland GAIA)

Published on Dec 19, 2016 tiergrinder

'Gear used :
Synth Hit - Ensoniq EPS (DX7 Clav Sample)
FX Melody - Ensoniq EPS (DX7 Sitar Sample)
Bass line - Korg Polysix VST
Intro Theme - Roland SH-01 Gaia
Synth Lead - Roland SH-01 Gaia
White noise swoosh - Roland SH-01 Gaia
Arpeggio line - Jupiter Clone
Bended Synth - Jupiter Clone
Poly chords - Jupiter Clone
Toms - Simmons SDSV samples
Kick and Snare - TR-707 (Compressed, EQ'd and layered)
Hihats - Alesis HR-16 samples"

The Jetsons - Featuring Korg Electribe 2

Published on Dec 19, 2016 JediSid

"Electronic music featuring the Korg Electribe 2 on its own. No external effects of processing."

ARP Odyssey - Jam

Published on Dec 18, 2016 Adam Borseti

"Got my ARP Odyssey right here, baby! I was working on a track using the ARP for all the synth stuff, and the Yamaha CP-20 (underneath it) for the Piano stuff when I decided to record my progress. Before anyone asks, no - I didn't save this track..... it was too loud!"

OSCiLLOT Modular System v 1.1.2

Published on Dec 19, 2016 max forcats

"OSCiLLOT v. 1.1.2 - New Modules and Features! Gesture following, Chaos Modulations and more....

See the full changelog here:
Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live."

Tonnetz Game

Published on Dec 19, 2016 voltlife

"A mellow ambient track, based around simple harmonies from Tonnetz Sequent driven by a Pittsburgh Game System. More patch details to follow."

"Farfalle Bianche" - theme with JP-8, OB-Xa, DMX, MSQ-700

Published on Dec 18, 2016 SynthMania

"This song is born from a memory that I have as a child. I spent the summers of my childhood in the late 1970s in Punta Ala, a nice coastal town in Italy. There were many meadows where kids, including me, played. In the summer, there were lots of beautiful white butterflies, and we children had so much fun looking at them and chasing them. This theme is dedicated to those butterflies, in remembrance of those happy days, and has influences of the music I heard in those days, especially John Barry's theme to "The Persuaders", the "Guardiano del Faro", and a bit of later Synth Pop. I used two of my favorite synths in combination, the Jupiter-8 and the OB-Xa. Thank you and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed composing this piece."

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