MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Not NAMM 2017: DJTW Pocket Mixer Project Update

Published on Jan 16, 2017 djthomaswhite

"This is a video of my updated DJTW Pocket Mixer. It has 1 audio/sync combo input (Teenage Engineering format), 5 more audio inputs, 5 sync outputs and 1 main (mono) mixed audio output. You can chain 6 Teenage Engineering devices together at once with no need for the internal mixing of the Pocket Operator series. This is totally DIY still but now with powder coated case, water slide decal labeling, new style Alpha pots and a more polished look overall. They really add a lot to the Teenage Engineering line of devices but can also work for Volca's. Using them like this would mean 5 shared sync jacks (like a multiple) and 6 mono audio inputs mixed to one main mono output.

The concept is now proven, and I'm looking for someone to partner with to build these. I am working on an "active" powered version but have yet to complete the mixer circuit thus far. I have many ideas about how to do a version of what you see here in this video but with some small and vital improvements. I simply don't have the time between family, work, school and my music business to properly focus on making these. If you are interested in talking about making these happen for real lets chat. It could easily be a Eurorack interface module too."

Soulsby Synthesizers Oscitron 8-bit Eurorack Module Launch

via @SoulsbySynths

"#namm2017 announcement 1/3: come and celebrate the launch of the Oscitron 8-bit Eurorack module at booth #5000"

RITUALI - A Eurorack Experimentation

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"Just trying out things and stuff..."

'Dirty Larry' - ngarjuna

Published on Jan 16, 2017 ngarjuna

"Modular Jam 67 - 'Dirty Larry'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2017 Acid Coast

Patch Notes:
Acid Voices
Abstrakt Instruments Avalon
The LFOs is my fingers

Arturia iSpark and Spark
Audio Damage Replicant

Modular Bleep Bloop Patch
Rene driving the STO and striking Optomix
STO into Optomix enveloped by Maths

Bleep Bloop Delay Hash
Bleep Bloop voice is also piped into the Synthrotek Eko near/at the edge of maximum delay time further perturbed by Wogglebug which, in addition to being clocked per usual, is modulating its own clock with Woggle CV
Into the Zvex Insant Lofi Junky
The washy, droopy, glitched delays that come in and out are from the Eko side of the patch

SMR Patch
SMR into Instant Lofi Junky
Sequencer 1 is sequencing the scales (CV1)
Wogglebug STEPPED with some influence from Sequencer 1 (CV2) are 'controlling' the rotation
Sequencer 1 is also providing the Gate sequence that is Wogglebug's clock
Junky is getting a little bit of PEG (inverted) into C/LOFI

Modular Bells
Sequencer 1 driving Rubicon and STO
STO VARI to Optomix enveloped by Maths
Rubicon SIN to Optomix enveloped by other Maths
Rubicon LIN FM'd by Sputnik 1 SIN"

T-Rex Replicator Eurorack Tape Delay Demo

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

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"Demonstrating using the T-Rex Replicator tape delay module with a sequence generated with the Malekko Voltage Block.

Available here:"

"T-Rex pedals has recently produced their famous Replicator tape delay pedal in the Eurorack format. This module is an actual tape player and recorder, with a fedback signal path to allow for multiple delays. It has controls for delay length, level, and feedback, as well as saturation and chorus (tape wobble). CV inputs are avaialble for the Feedback CV as well as Delay Time CV.


All analog echos and signal path
Delay time controlled by digitally controlled motor
Three echo modes
Modulation of Echo and Tap Tempo
CV inputs for Feedback and Time controls
Kill-dry switch"

Soundscape "White Lodge"

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Jurren Mekking

"Improvised ambient music by Bart Knol & Jurren Mekking

Arpeggiator synth:
Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

Pad/soundscape synth:
Korg ARP Odyssey
Strymon Timeline
Strymon BigSky

Bass synth:
Moog Sub37

Recording King Lap Steel
TC Electronic Sub'n'Up octaver
EHX Soul Food
Xotic SP compressor
Strymon Mobius
Strymon El Capistan
Strymon BigSky
Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture"

Vintage Korg MS-50 SN 190203

via this auction

YM3812 V2 Demo with sequencer

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"This time the module is being played whit a 8 step sequencer, so my lack of keyboard ability is not as much a factor.

This module is based on the YM3812 FM synthesizer chip, and its companion the YM3014 digital to analog converter. This module is optimized for use with a CV and Gate controls. Six voices are available for simultaneous sound generation. Rhythm mode is enabled producing 5 distinct percussion sounds.

The YM3812 voices have 2 operators per voice that can be configured in either an FM or AM modulation."

Eurorack Random

Published on Jan 16, 2017 TubeSamsa

"Control forge random modulation"

Let this one build up. Wait for the :30 second mark on. Creeeeeepy... Like something sneaking up behind you. Run Scooby!

Rhythm Division Drone Synth by Mattoverse Electronics

Published on Jan 16, 2017 mattoverse

"Quick demo of the Rhythm Division Drone Synth by Mattoverse Electronics"

Improvising on five handbuilt synthesizers

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Konstantin T

"Live improvisation recorded on 5 of my handmade synthesizers (Tokarev Protosynth), three V1 and two V2. Unfortunatelly the wooden box synth on the bottom right corner didnt get recorded, so no sound from that one."

Ming Micro Setup Guide

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Jordan Bartee

See the Ming Mecca label for more.

MIDIBOX Sequencer V4 - Part 7 - Glide & Slide 303 Style

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Andrew Scheidler

"More demo/tutorial on the MIDIBox Sequencer I built.
Unscripted and improvised as usual! :-)
How to add glide/slide to monophonic tracks and using the "303" view."

All parts here.

Oberheim OB Xa Magic Pad

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Rüdiger Gaenslen

"OB Xa with Moog MF Analog Delay"

Update: video appears to be back online.

Percussa to introduce Percussa Synthor System 8 at winter NAMM 2017

Details on Percussa's new synth system are in.

Update: new pic with text added left.

"Los Angeles, CA (USA) January 16, 2017 - Percussa is proud to announce the launch of its Synthor System 8, a new powerful hardware digital modular synthesis system, at winter NAMM 2017, January 19-22 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Synthor System 8 is a turn key modern modular synthesis system, allowing musicians to create exciting new sounds by patching synthesis modules, changing synthesis parameters and modulation signals wirelessly, and defines a new category of synthesizers combining the old proven synthesis techniques with the latest innovations in musical interfaces.

Synthor System 8 consists of a new digital hardware synthesis module (Percussa ENGINE), a new control surface and wireless base station (Percussa REMOTE), and 8 Wireless modular controllers (latest generation Percussa AUDIOCUBES). Aluminium rack ears are included to mount ENGINE above the remote control surface for optimal usability.

Percussa ENGINE integrates seamlessly without any configuration or setup necessary with Percussa REMOTE, the main control surface for the ENGINE and wireless base station for the Percussa AUDIOCUBES, through its onboard SYNTHOR sound synthesis software, easily upgradable via SD memory cards for additional sound synthesis modules and new features.

ENGINE comes with a quad core cortex A17 @ 1.8GHz Processor running Linux Kernel v4, features 64-bit parallel DSP processing and a 1600x480 pixel wide format full colour LVDS Display with high visibility. ENGINE also features MIDI In, Thru and Out Ports, SD Card Slot, USB Host Ports (HID Support) and a USB Device Port (Stereo Digital Out, USB Audio Class).

ENGINE outputs sound via a 6 Channel AKM AK4456 DAC supporting up to 192 kHz / 32 bit (S/N: 115 dB) and offers sampling capabilities via its 2 Channel AKM AK5552 ADC supporting up to 192 kHz / 32 bit (S/N: 115 dB).

ENGINE, REMOTE and AUDIOCUBES are made from high end CNC milled wear resistant industrial plastics and aluminium, and feature high quality industrial temp switches, metal encoders and aluminium knobs.

Synthor System 8 can be upgraded with additional Percussa AUDIOCUBES later on, supporting up to 16 wireless devices in total in one wireless network. The wireless technology used in Percussa’s products was developed specifically for musicians and has proven its reliability and excellent performance in many professional musician’s setups around the world.

Come see Percussa’s Synthor System 8, ENGINE, REMOTE and wireless AUDIOCUBES at the Percussa Booth #4823, Hall C."

Something New Coming From Elektron at NAMM

"Come see us at the NAMM show, January 19th – 22nd, Hall B, booth 5420."

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Looks like a display up top, two LED's and a ton of knobs?  Or are the white spots LEDs as well?

Thoughts?  What would you like to see from them?

Michelle Moog-Koussa to Share Moog Family Archives At NAMM

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"Our executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, will be sharing newly discovered material from her family's archives as part of the TEC Talks at NAMM 2017. The presentation, Insights Into An Innovator, takes place on Saturday, January 21st from 10:30-11am in room 202A of the Anaheim Convention Center.

You can read more about the presentation and the material to be covered here.

The photo above, showing Bob Moog at age eight, is one of the many photos, letters, and documents that will be explored on Saturday morning. This collection of materials has not yet been shared publicly, and will lend rare insights into Bob's formative years."

Buchla Simple Transformations

Published on Jan 16, 2017

"A simple demo of using a few patch cords to get some simple sonic transformations. Better audio here:"


Buchla Easel 2017 01 15

Published on Jan 16, 2017 babayard

"Working a patch with pulse and keyboard control over the benjolin, and benjolin controlling timbre of the Easel."

Elby Designs' EuroSerge 1973 VCF VS The Original - Patch of The Week

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Doug Lynner

"It's the match of the centuries! How does the new, 2016 Elby Designs' EuroSerge Serge Voltage Controlled Filter compare to a 1973 original? Find out when it goes toe to toe with an original VCO from the Mystery Serge, the first commercial Serge.

Doug offers modular synthesizer lessons and consultations. For information write

Doug's website is"

Ciat Lonbarde Shbobo Shnth Hand Held Synth

via this auction

A quarter for perspective on size. Note the wires on bottom are functional:

"This little crazy synth was designed and hand made by electronic music visionary Peter Blasser. There is nothing like it in the world. I’ve already filled it with a whole bunch of awesome patches but you can program your own from you computer with the FISH editor, available here:

I bought this from Peter a little over a year ago and have used it very little. It is in perfect condition and looks beautiful. It is the most recent version with the audio input jack (see pictures) so it can be used as a wacky sound processor. You play it by gently squeazing it to flex the wooden bars that then sent out digital information to the onboard ARM Cortex M3 32 bit processor. There are antennae on the bottom that sense flesh and distance. The buttons can also be programmed to do stuff. Plus the 8 red lights turned on and off to indicate activity. Or as Peter writes, 'Four bars on top feel your fingers and two woven antennae below sense flesh, complimented by a battery of buttons. There are red lights.' I put four rubber feet on the bottom so it’s easier to pick up.

The sounds on this thing are awesome and unpredictable and very interactive. This instrument is a must for any sound designer, experimental musician or forward thinking DJ."

Patch a day no.12 & 13

Published on Jan 15, 2017 Ivan Biondić

The Eleanor on the right is a DIY version of MI Elements.

Patch a day no.13

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Ivan Biondić

Tycho - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Published on Sep 25, 2014 KEXP

This one is in via MATRIXSYNTH reader and supporter Simo Saukko. Guitars dominate, but synths are definitely featured. I thought it was pretty cool they use a Moog Little Phatty 4:27 for the lead line. Also worth noting are the slim wood side panels on the Access Virus. It gives it a whole new look, and rather nice one imo.

"http://KEXP.ORG presents Tycho performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 1, 2014.

A Walk

Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Janelle Delia, Luke Knecht & Christopher Meister
Editor: Luke Knecht

photo thumbnail by Dave Lichterman"

#jamuary2017 day 16 – Continuum Octatrack Heat - Lovely live looping

Published on Jan 16, 2017 cuckoomusic

"This jam is a part of #Jamuary2017, my project for making and sharing a piece of music every day of January.

Today, day 16, I'm improvising with the newly updated Continuum Fingerboard. Live looping and processing with the Octatrack. Adding a tad of drive and EQ with the Analog Heat on the master."

"32 divided by 0" - Mother 32 & Make Noise 0-Coast Semi-modular

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Lost For Words

"Headphones recommended.

After tuning both to the same pitch I got the Mother 32 to play a short sequence and to also play the 0-Coast via patching only. (The midi cable going into the Mother 32 is purely to start the sequencer when I hit record in my DAW)

Some of the patching :

0-Coast RANDOM into the slope TIME and also the TEMPO on Mother 32 so that the sequenced notes are played at varying tempos

KB (keyboard) on Mother 32 to 1V/OCT on 0-Coast for pitch syncing

LFO TRI on Mother 32 to DYNAMICS on 0-Coast to modulate the volume of the 0-Coast sounds (sweeps in and out)

0-Coast triangle OSC in to the Mother 32 EXT AUDIO for a thicker 2nd osc sound"

ARP 2600 1970's Black / Orange

via this auction

"This Arp has been recently gone over by Phil Cirocco of CMS/Discrete Synthesizers.
Power Supply has been rebuilt, all sliders, boards and contacts cleaned, and the keyboard case hardware has been replaced. Unit has been fully calibrated. One of the internal speakers does not work. Otherwise it is in excellent condition!"

ARP Omni 1 Synthesizer w/ Orange Flight Case

via this auction

"Original owner, and is in perfect condition. Everything works, no need to replace or refinish anything. Comes with case and stand."

KORG MS-10 monophonic synthesizer serviced

via this auction

YAMAHA CS01 black monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Roland SH 2000 Analog vintage synth with hard case

via this auction

Roland MC-202

via this auction

"Chances are if you are looking at this you already know that it is a great classic synth and sequencer combo, it is very similar to a SH-101 in sound, sequencing is very similar to the mighty MC-4, and the accents and glides give it a bit of a TB-303 feel.

This particular one is in great condition and full working order, see pics of actual unit for sale, no battery leakage or knocked corners on the casing as is common with these, I would think you would have a tough job finding one in better condition given the age of these.

Personally I think 202's are underpriced compared to 101's and 303's so I think that they are set to appreciate in value over the next few years when people realise that none of the current new cheap analog synths around sound quite the same as the vintage originals, not knocking the new stuff but they do sound different, so both new and old are worth owning."

Moog Prodigy

via this auction

Korg Electribe 2 | Jumeirah #7nightsindubai

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's visit Kite Beach and Jumeirah Beach in Dubai with footage of sunset at Burj Arab. Original soundtrack composed and performed on Korg Electribe 2 demo."

#Jamuary2017 11 with Percival + Elektron Analog RYTM - Elektron Analog Four - Yamaha DX 7

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Lingk

"For Episode 11 of #jamuary2017 I teamed up with fellow Detroit Producer Percival (

If you don't know what jamuary2017 is all about, It's an an idea by @cuckoomusic( He challenged people to upload a jam once a day. I'm taking him up on this challenge.

2 Elektron Analog RYTM
Elektron Analog Four
Yamaha DX7
TC Electronics T2
TC Electronics: Alter Ego
Strymon DECO
Allen & Heath Xone:92

Panasonic G7 - 25MM G Lens
iPhone 7 Plus"

the NOISE BOX -spykes- stand alone !!

Published on Jan 16, 2017 paul tas

via Error Instruments

"After the success of the Euro rack module now also stand alone for noise / soundscape and easy to connect to guitar pedals

this is a small production of 10 max

Spikes is a module with 14 touch points.

The skull is part of the touch. function

you can mix it to generate different sounds or CV.

o it's a voice but also a controller for CV.

The sound spectrum goes far, above 20,000 hertz and what the human ear can hear. ultra sound at the frequency how dolphins or bats communicate .

The attack have a natural decay by touching the spikes you create complex combinations.

The human contact is the source.

It has two CV inputs with VCA character.

with 4 x variables oscillators

in different wave forms

CV out
1x audio out
1x audio out big jack side
power sub
batery clip"

Is the OP-1 a Great Synth for a Beginner?

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Red Means Recording

"The OP-1 is a digital synthesizer workstation made by Teenage Engineering. People ask a lot of it it's a good synth for someone just getting into music. This attempts to answer that. This video represents my opinion and is not made to dissuade anyone from getting an OP-1. It addresses some of the limitations of the device (which some find beneficial) and some of the things I went through when starting out making music. Everyone is different!"

The one thing a computer can't do, of course, is emulate the hardware interface.

Korg Odyssei REV1 Add On Skin and Sounds IAP Demo for iPad

Published on Jan 16, 2017 thesoundtestroom

"You can get the Korg ODYSSEi here at the App Store

Please help support thesoundtestroom by becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month.
You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos."

naonext crystall-ball on modular system

Published on Jan 16, 2017 nnoiz Papp

"the first test : controlling modular system with Naonext Crystall Ball"

Moog's Model 15 Played with the AC Sabre App

My Head Just Exploded Hearing Moog's Model 15 Played with the AC Sabre App

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Air Craft

"60% OFF UNTIL 31 JAN:

AC Sabre is a next generation MIDI-based musical instrument and motion controller for electronic music producers and DJs for iOS devices. AC Sabre works with your existing synths and sampled sounds to add sophistication to your hook-making and powerful energy to your performances."

AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller - Air Craft
Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

How to Play the Moog Model 15 with the Powerful AC Sabre MIDI Controller App for iOS

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Air Craft

Monks meet Aliens - Live Jam

Published on Jan 16, 2017 Electronic Beats

"Some Improvisation with V-Synth and Kontakt Sampler.

Equipment used :

Roland V-Synth XT
Roland System-8
NI-Kontakt Libraries
Clavia Piano 2 with Selfmade Samples
Ableton Live 9 Impulse for Drums and Sequencing
Additional Sequencer: Manikin Schrittmacher"

Arturia MatrixBrute Sonic LAB Preview

Published on Jan 16, 2017 sonicstate

"Guess what? We had the Arturia MtrixBrute arrive just a few days before we fly out to NAMM. its a beast!
Due to the lack of time, we'll look at this on our return"

Virtual Reality TENORI ON ? - Soundstage App Demo 00007

Published on Jan 16, 2017 VJ FRANZ K

"In this demo session, I configure the VR music composition app 'Soundstage VR' to rememble the Tenori-On grid synthesizer, and we discuss the general idea of VR music.

( Original experimental music compositions. )"

See the VR label below for other implementations.

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