MATRIXSYNTH: All Make Noise ambient modular synth performance: Places - POB

Thursday, December 28, 2017

All Make Noise ambient modular synth performance: Places - POB

Published on Dec 12, 2017 Patrick OBrien

"Ever since I picked up modular in the fall of 2014, the dream was to one day build a patch on an all Make Noise system and perform it live. I have to admit I was intimidated in the beginning, but that didn’t stop me from slowly building my case over the years, learning the modules, and one day making it happen. Now, I can say I took the big leap.

Over the weekend I performed live with my Make Noise system in front of an intimate crowd in the back room of a cocktail bar here in Los Angeles. The outcome was something unexpected— something magical I can’t explain. The joy of having accomplished such a feat leaves me lost for words. And, playing an ambient piece was way out of my comfort zone, but I let my mind work intricately with the machine, and the result was truly my best modular synth performance to date.

This video is the culmination of all I’ve ever put into music my entire life, and I hope you can grab some headphones, close your eyes, open your mind, and give it a listen today. Thank you.



This is a live modular synth ambient performance using only Make Noise Music modules. This set was performed at Triptronics held at Little Joy in Los Angeles, CA on December 10, 2017.

Titled, "Places" because you're going there.

I played this set with other great performers that night: Izapa, Pablo Perez, Andorkappen, and the2vvo.

Make Noise eurorack modules (12 total):
Top row: DPO, Mysteron, Maths, Optomix (2016), Rene
Bottom row: Pressure Points, Tempi, tELHARMONIC, moddemix, MMG, Morphagene, Erbe-Verb

The 6U case is from Dark Modular Cases. The layout of Make Noise modules in the case can be found on ModularGrid:


No computers or outboard gear were used in this performance -- just modular synths recorded live in a single take.

Video was recorded with an iPhone 6+ then synced using iMovie."

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