MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas eve Acid vibes / Micro Brute with Beat Step Pro and FX

Streamed live 3 hours ago Sequentonal

"JD-Xi and Volca Sample are on beats
this one sounded better in my head i think... or at least until i hit the stream button..
wish i could plan my tracks out a bit more"

Dataline on Analog Heat + Overbridge

Published on Dec 24, 2016 MrDataline

"'C64 Overbridge' and 'Adeveloper' are purely fictional and does not resemble any other product or person as such...Check out more of Overbridge at:"

Ambient Synth and Guitar Meditation - Poly-61 and Artcore AG86

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Stephen Hummel

"Volume 4 of the 'Circuits and Strings' series from subtractiveLAD aka: Stephen Hummel.

A peaceful, deep ambient meditation based on a chord progression performed on my Korg Poly-61 and a loop pedal jam on my Ibanez Artcore AG86.

I made the patch on the Poly-61 and ran it through my Boss RE-20 Space Echo, with a little Line 6 Verbzilla.

The ambient guitar is the result of effects from my pedalboard, mixing bus and DAW.

Signal path:

Keeley 4 Knob Compressor
Ernie Ball VP Jr.
Red Witch Medusa
TC Electronic Ditto
Strymon TimeLine
Walrus Audio Descent

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp
Shure SM57 Mic

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Line 6 Verbzilla

CLA Guitars (Waves)
Manny Marroquin Reverb (Waves)
Valhalla Shimmer
Arturia MiniFilter V

... some additional mixing in Reaper"

Moog Mother 32 Self-playing Patch (Cold basement edition)

Published on Dec 24, 2016 zacharyradford

VanAmps Sole-Mate spring reverb."

New Hachi Step Sequencer for Novation Launchpad Pro + More

Hachi Step Sequencer Controlling a TT-303

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Mike Perkowitz

"Hachi runs on a Novation Launchpad Pro [+more, see below] and includes multiple sequencers. This video shows the step sequencer controlling a TT-303.

Each of the 8 columns is a step, and the note can be modified by octave (orange), velocity (green), slide (gray), tie (dark blue), repeat (pink), and so on.

For more info, see:"


A multi-function midi sequencer that runs on a Novation Launchpad Pro and a headless computer like a Raspberry Pi. Hachi is written in Java, and so can run on a Pi (tested), a Mac (tested), and many other platforms (untested), with or without keyboard and monitor.

Hachi (= 'eight' in Japanese) can run up to 8 'modules' at a time. Available modules include several midi sequencers, a paint/animation toy, and a sequencer-controller that lets you coordinate your sequencers. Hachi is a generalized version of this simpler sequencer that I wrote for the original Launchpad. That basic sequencer runs as one module in Hachi."


Side Note: Mike Perkowitz is the admin of the AH (Analog Heaven) mailing list, which I believe is the longest running synthesizer mailing list.

Synthmas Jam

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Old Beats

Moog Voyager
Moog Little Phatty
Moog Mother 32 + Intellijel Mult
DSI Evolver
DSI Prophet 08
Novation Bass Station 2
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Yamaha TX81Z
Akai VX 90
Jomox AirBase 99 & Alesis SR 16
Lexicon MX 300 - TC Electronic M350 - TC Electronic HOF - TC Electronic Flashback - Alesis Ampliton - Alesis Philtre
Allen & Heath Zed 428 mixer
Audio directly from the mixer
Sequenced and Synced with Ableton Live only MIDI seq.

Clara Venice x Lootbag Records ♡ The Chipmunk Song feat. Moog Theremini ♡ Christmas Forever Mixtape

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Clara Venice

"Happy Holidaze QTs!! I hope you enjoy my rendition of the Chipmunk Christmas Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) just released on Lootbag Record's "Christmas Forever Vol. 3" mixtape!

Download it here FREE:

Ily all so much, hope everyone has a v happy holiday and SEE YOU SOON FOR MORE MUSIC AND FUN IN 2017!!"

Ice Crystals - Teenage Engineering OP1

Published on Dec 24, 2016 100 Things I Do

"A relaxing chilled ambient loop track created in realtime using the Teenage Engineering OP1. Best listened to with good speakers or headphones . Hoping everyone has a relaxing time this Holiday period."

Bugbrand Modular - Patch 020

Published on Dec 24, 2016 batchas


Bugbrand with Eurorack."

Bugbrand Modular - Patch 020 [Speed Mix]

Silent Night - Moog Sub 37 Duo

Published on Dec 24, 2014 Zach Ashcraft Photo Video

"Signal Chain: Moog Sub 37 - Apogee Duet 2 - Logic Pro X - No Processing Applied

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy this performance of Silent Night utilizing the Moog Sub 37 duo mode, easily my favorite feature of this synth!"


See the holidays label at the bottom of this post for more synth holiday posts!

Bach Air on the G String on Moog synthesizer

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Woody Piano Shack

"This music and vide has a festive theme so happy holidays to all my viewers and subscribers! Following in the tradition of Wendy Carlos and Switched-on Bach from 1972 let's play Air on the G String on the Moog synthesizer. The dancers are Pan's People from Top Of The Pops. The synth is a Moog Sub Phatty."

Merry Synthsmas From HardScienceAV

Published on Dec 24, 2016 HardScienceAV

"Enjoy this small collection of Christmas classics made with vintage analog synths.

Song listing:
1. O Holy Night
2. Little Drummer Boy *
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. The First Noel
5. O Come All Ye Faithful

Gear Used:
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev3.3
Roland MKS80
Roland Juno 60
Roland RE201
Arp Odyssey MkIII
Ensoniq ESQ-M
Korg MS20

* Sequenced by Gary Rogers
All songs arranged, recorded and mixed by Hard Science (aka Arturo Brisindi)
Original fireplace video can be found here:"

KORG monologue ×1 only jingle bells Yasushi.K

Published on Dec 24, 2016 yasushik1977

AbletonLIVE→MIDI note&CC→KORG monologue only, no effect.


KORG monologue only jingle bells
Composed by James Pierpont
Arranged by Yasushi.K"

White (Modular) Christmas

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Trübüla

"Very Long And Self Indulgent Jam over 'White Christmas' theme

Drums & Bass: Arturia DrumBrute + Korg Volca Kick
Leads: Moog Subphatty + Malekko Antioscillator filtered by Mother 32 EG + VCF
Arpeggio: Sputnik Dual Oscilator + Make Noise STO w/ Maths + LxD
Causality by Make Noise and Sputink stuff ...
Reverb: ZCat Big Reverb Ti

Recorded with Avid Pro Tools and mastered by some Slate Digital Tools

W il Marzapane!"


This one kind of reminded me of Bolero in how it builds up over time.

Jesus was an alien. Eurorack drone.

Published on Dec 24, 2016 SecretMusicUK

"A drone for christmas ! Warning : this video contains extreme bass frequencies, and will most certainly call down aliens. You have been warned."


So, does that make us all VAs? God created us in his image, no?

Naughty Kid, Nice Present - DrumBrute Unboxing and Exploration

Published on Dec 19, 2016 k4-57

"My first sneak peek at the Arturia DrumBrute. This thing is going to be fun!

This was my first time even seeing one of these in person, so I didn't know a lot about what I was doing. I'll get around to reading the manual at some point."

Analog Percussion Shootout

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Joel Braverman

"MFB TANZBÄR vs Arturia DrumBrute vs Cyclone Analogic TT-78"

23 12 16 Pittsburgh Analog Replicator & Bugbrand DRM1

Published on Dec 24, 2016 batchas

"Some excerpts of the last session in 3 parts, using mostly Pittsburgh Analog Replicator and Bugbrand DRM1 driven by Pittsburgh Timetable in the second part.

Until 0:17 = first part is how the patch started. how it surprisingly did sound after I powered on the systems.
0:18-0:54 = second part is a sweet spot I stumbled on while playing ans changing settings to find a sound I liked. I loop it here quickly to make it more noticeable.
From 0:55 on = last part. End of the session.

If you compare the beginning with the end of the session you’ll see how I got lost so to say :)
Did not really matter as it’s always fun, but the original idea was to develop the first part!"

How To Octatrack 3: Saving And Naming

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"Happy Holidays! Here's a quick video on Saving and Naming Samples on Octatrack"

All parts here.

Roli Light Block Eurorack Exploration

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Oren Levy

"Roli Lightblock into Expert Sleepers FH-1. Eurorack patch starring the FM Ogre."

Club Of The Knobs C914B Extended Fixed Filter Bank

Published on Dec 24, 2016 John L Rice

"I almost didn't post this because I wasn't totally happy with it but, what the heck, why not?! ;-)"

Custom Max for Live LFO Device For Eurorack

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Happy Holidays! Continuing our exploration of simple but powerful Max for Live devices in Ableton that can be used with your Eurorack system and a DC coupled interface. This time, a dual LFO tool!"

Space Synth Jam (Korg Electribe Sampler)

Published on Dec 13, 2016 Jan Zatloukal

Samaris (Korg Electribe Sampler, Cort guitar, Zoom G1on)

Published on Oct 8, 2016

"Song inspired by Iceland band Samaris."

"Duke Ellingtron"

Published on Jun 11, 2016 Mattelica

"Live take with the Elektron Analog Keys, Korg Minilogue through a Boss CE5 chorus pedal, and the Korg Volca Beats"


Published on Jun 27, 2016 Mattelica

"live take with the monomachine"

Six Racked Volca Tracks by Mattelic

Published on Dec 4, 2016 Mattelic

1. A Match Made In Space

"Live take with all 6 Korg Volcas. Volca Beats, Volca Bass + RV-3 delay/reverb pedal, Volca Keys, Volca Kick + DS-1 distortion pedal, Volca FM + Echo FX 96 delay pedal, Volca Sample. Recorded on a Roland VS 880 Digital Recorder to a Yamaha mg10xu mixer to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens."

2. Wake Up, Time To Dub

"Live take with 6 Volcas. Volca Beats thru DS 1 distortion pedal, Volca Bass, Volca Keys, Volca Kick thru RV 3 delay/reverb pedal, Volca FM thru Echo FX 96 delay pedal, Volca Sample. Into Roland VS 880 digital recorder, to a Yamaha mg10xu mixer, to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens"

3. Just Eyes...

"Live take with all 6 current Korg Volcas. Beats + DS-1, Bass + RV-3, Keys + CE-5, Kick, FM + Echo FX 96, Sample all to the Roland VS 880 to a yamaha mg10xu mixer and then to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens"

4. The Tortoise Lays On Its Back

"Live take with the Elektron Monomachine, Machinedrum, Volca Bass + Boss RV-3, Volca Keys, Volca FM + echo fx 96,and the Volca Kick"

5. A Chance To Begin Again by MATTELICA

"Live take featuring the Machinedrum, Monomachine, Volca FM, Volca Beats, Volca Bass, and Volca Keys"

6. "Echo 3 to Echo 7" by MATTELICA

"Live take with the Korg Volca Beats, Volca Sample thru a DOD Echo FX 96, Volca Bass thru a Boss CE 5 chorus ensemble, Volca Keys thru a Boss RV3 Reverb/Delay, and a Volca FM with delay from a Roland VS 880."

7. "The Afterworld" by MATTELICA

"6 track live take with the Korg Volca beats, bass, keys, sample, fm and a Yamaha SU 10 portable sampler triggered by a Korg Minilogue thru MIDI. Contains samples from Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy"

E.V.A. (with Drumbrute) song originally by Jean Jacques Perrey

Published on Dec 11, 2016 Mattelica

"Live take with the Arturia Drumbrute, Elektron Analog Keys, Korg Minilogue, Korg Volca Keys, Yamaha SU 10 portable sampler, onto a Roland VS 880 to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer, to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens"

The Minilogue looks great with chrome knobs.

Try Arturia Drumbrute!

Published on Dec 23, 2016 shuichi matsumoto

Intellijel Metropolis Doepfer A-111-5 Dave Smith DSM01 An.Systems Noise + case

via this auction

"Intellijel Metropolis sequencer with original box (one owner)
Doepfer A-111-5 Mini Synth rare and discontinued
Dave Smith DSM01 filter
Analogue Systems RS-40 Noise S/H with Synovatron adapter
Doepfer case A100LC3 with original psu (one owner)"

Vintage 1978 EDP Wasp with MIDI & Original Manual

via this auction

"Vintage EDP wasp synthesizer. Fully functional with MIDI and power supply and original manual.

This synth was professionally restored by Dave Brown at Modular Synthesis and is featured on his website. Pictured of the inside are viewable there. Although the synth wasn't actually broken it exhibited odd behavior due to aging components. Dave solved all the issues and it now works very well and sounds fantastic. Dave also installed an Elby MIDI interface which has the latest firmware."

Vintage Oberheim DS-2A Digital Sequencer SN 273

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim DS-2A Digital Sampler S/N 273

Fully tested using a Kenton Pro Solo MkII to provide Gate and CV while driving a Dotcom Modular Synthesizer. The following Gate types were verified:
• S-Trig No Pull-up
• V-Trig Low (+5V)
• V-Trig High (+15V)

All other sequencer functions were tested and proved to be working as designed. A photo copy of the DS-2 user manual will be included. There are some minor interfacing differences between the DS-2 and DS-2A. However, they are operationally identical and the DS-2 manual provides a good description of operation.

Please note that the sequencer provides a Trigger output and does not sustain the notes. The amount of sustain is controlled by the sequenced synthesizer's envelope generators using the decay and release controls. This sequencer records Keyboard CV voltages and the time between Triggers. During playback the sequence rate can be modified with the clock rate control and the pitch can be modified with three selectable transpose controls. This is a hands on type musical tool and is a lot of fun to use.

Cosmetic condition is excellent, almost mint. There is one cosmetic defects that should be noted. There is a slight indentation on the top left side. It is barely noticeable. All control pots, switches, push buttons, push button lights and indicator lights are working. The gas discharge display is working and in fantastic condition. Inside is clean with no sign of repair or modification of any kind..."

Exploring Black Holes 19122016 No.01 // Korg Monotribe & Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Computing.Sound

Exploring the MS-70's SpaceHole algorithm.
The manual states that it's based on the Eventide SPACE BlackHole algorithm, which according to Eventide's website originated their 4000 series Ultra-Harmonizers rack-mount units.
There's also a plugin from Eventide called Blackhole.

But here I stick to the Zoom pedal. Although the plugin might also get me in the future...

Korg monotribe ➡ Zoom MS-70CDR [SpaceHole] ➡ audio interface

I love the combination of the two units.
Both small.
Both relatively affordable.

And as much the monotribe's (insert basic synthesizer or sound source of your choice) limitations can frustate for some uses, in this case they make it quite fantastic and a lot of fun, at least for me.
Particularly the 🎀 ribbon 🎀 controller.

Lasertron IOS:New Features, with Novation Bass Station II

Published on Dec 24, 2016 BEATS N BOBS

"A quick demo of the new features Lasertron the Ultimate Laser Harp IOS version. Adjustable laser angle which is handy for iPhone small screen space (Make them straight for more finger space) PLUS great midi out support so you can use this as MIDI controller. You can also control pressure, velocity as well as any control code/CC number so you could control any supported parameter on your synth. In this video CC 16 is used which controls frequency. The Novation Bass Station II is used plugged in via a lightning to USB connected with additional power for the Bass Station provided by a mains powered hub. Now you can play Rendez Vous like Jean Michel Jarre with any of your synths. Works with iPhone and iPad with any compliant USB device or compatible app with virtual MIDI in.

IOS version here:"

"Your very own laser harp at you fingertips! Now with added Midi output to control notes, and expression control with any compatible MIDI device

Lasertron -the realistic simulation of a laser harp as used by Jean Michel Jarre. Featuring a choice of sounds, laser colours and note scales. Choose from traditional sounds like koto, dulcimer and strings and also the actual sound to play Second Rendez-Vous Part III. Select note scales like chromatic and diatonic but also the actual notes for Second Rendez-Vous Part III

* 3 laser colours
* 5 note scales including the correct notes for Second Rendez-Vous Part III, diatomic, chromatic etc
* 16 different sounds including awesome synth and pads all in stereo
* Realistic laser simulation
* Adjustable angle and spacing of lasers - handy for iPhone smaller screen space: Scroll left and right lasers to adjust angles.
* Ambient fog
* Out of focus cityscape backdrop that puts you in the shoes of Jean Michel Jarre
* Low memory so you can download now!
* Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* MIDI output: While connected to compatible to MIDI device you can control notes as well as (via position of laser), pressure, velocity, modulation or custom CC control change code such as or specific message for your synthesizer.
#Check out the video demo on the "BeatsnBobs Web Site" link
Be the envy of your friends when they see you play with the Laserton!"

"What's New in Version 2.04
Added MIDI out: Control notes and expression control with velocity, pressure, modulation. Works with any USB compliant device or compatible app with virtual MIDI in.
Added ability to adjust angle and spacing of lasers - handy for tighter screen space on iPhone or fat fingers."

"Heaven" (Kawai K4r synthesizer)

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Kawai K4r Fan

All sounds: Kawai K4r
External reverb: Alesis Midiverb II
Sequencer: Roland MC-50mkII


Interesting piece!

Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen - Yamaha CS-80 synth patch

Published on Dec 24, 2016 BeatFlux Music

"The video shows how to play 'Born In The USA' by Bruce Springsteen. It features the synthesizer intro played on a Yamaha CS-80. Just as on the original recording. Roy Bittan was the keyboardplayer of Bruce Springsteen at the time."

KORG monologue : 1min beatmaking

Published on Dec 24, 2016 Masaki Takada

Try it as follows:
01. Set Parameter Disp of Global Menu 5 to ALL
02. Select [NOTE] mode
04. Enter notes as you like (pitch anything)
05. MIXER - VCO1,2 Set to 0
06. FILTER - RESONANCE Set to 1023
07. FILTER - CUTOFF Fit from 0 to around 200
08. EG - TARGET Set to [CUTOFF]
09. EG - INT Fit from 150 to around 400
10. EG - DECAY Adjust to be a favorite feel
11. Select [MOTION] mode
12. Hold 5, 13 of TRIG BUTTON and FILTER - CUTOFF Set to 1023
13. Hold 5, 13 of TRIG BUTTON and FILTER - RESONANCE Set to 0
14. Hold 5, 13 of TRIG BUTTON and VCO 2 - WAVE Set to [NOISE]

Enjoy :)

how to play: we wish you a merry christmas [ PO-16 factory ]

Published on Dec 24, 2016 teenageengineering

how to play: we wish you a merry christmas
unit: pocket operator PO-16 factory

Jingle Matrix

Published on Dec 24, 2016 minijack

"Exploring the origins of Jingle Bells: the song comes from an ancient tradition of chiptune music and embedded audio chips.

We offer our thanks to Silicon Santa and hope for a Christmas full of warm noise and harsh harmonics.

It's a chiptune holyday!

Merry Christmas! And Merry Synthmas!

Interested in a Matrix Mixer to decorate your Christmas tree?

I make units on demand, and I am open to customization. You need a 10x10 matrix with 5 aux outputs, an embedded cross-over and an envelope follower to pilot eurorack system? I can do it. Just ask :)
All my mixers are ACTIVE! Buffered and available with gains up to 50 (30dB) without distortion. for inquiries.

Here you can have a look at some mixers and the making process

All videos are shot with a Canon 5dMkII and a 16mm Zenith fisheye lens."

Update: How it was made:

Sequencing modular synth with a computer: the envelope follower

Published on Dec 29, 2016

"In this video I'm explaining how the Christmas video was made.

I'm using an envelope follower, followed by a 10x voltage amplifier, bringing audio levels to CV levels.
Then I used Pure Data ( to create a sequencer that is actually sequencing the amplitude of a simple 10khz sinewave.
The envelope follower converts different audio volumes to different DC voltages, then they are amplified by a factor of 10 and can be fed to anything eurorack!

I'm then mangling with the matrix mixer, routing both audio and CV around the main oscillator, a Big Muff Pi overdrive and a Crybaby Wah.
Yes! My matrix mixers are ACTIVE and can seamlessly manage audio and CV, all without distortion.

I'd like to release an eurorack module with additional features, like max and min, a mic preamp, a gate out with threshold, and so on! If you would like to see a particular feature in an envelope follower, just ask!

Interested in an ACTIVE Matrix Mixer?
I make units on demand, and I am open to customization. You need a 10x10 matrix with 5 aux outputs, an embedded cross-over and an envelope follower to pilot eurorack system? I can do it. Just ask :)
All my mixers are ACTIVE! Buffered and available with gains up to 50 (30dB) without distortion. for inquiries.

Here you can have a look at some mixers and the making process

All videos are shot with a Canon 5dMkII and a 16mm Zenith fisheye lens, sound is recorded with a Zoom H4n"

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