MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Stagno - Buchla Music Easel

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Pianosa

"Live jam with the Easel"

And Strymon pedals.

NAMM 2017: Analogue Solutions Polymath And more

Published on Jan 23, 2017 sonicstate

"We talk to Tom about his range of analogue synths."

And what's coming next.

Ambient 20012017 // The lack of something

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Computing.Sound

".wav on Bandcamp: 😉

The chain is QuNexus (the keyboard thing)➡ Korg monotribe ➡TC Electronic Flashback (delay) ➡ Zoom MS-70CDR (pitch shifting, chorus and reverb) ➡ DI box ➡ audio interface

Recorded in three passes into Cubase 9.

Thank you for listening.
Best wishes!"

A Ternary Form

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Joe Miller

"Another simple song in the literal sense; a diatonic melodic statement in ABA form.

The patch make use of the Make Noise tELHARMONIC for the accompaniment part, and a short modulation in the B-section to focus on a related minor mode. Erica's Black Wavetable handles the repeating arpeggios with the continuous melodic bass line coming from the STO... played via Yarns and the keyboard controller."


via this auction

"The synthesizer functions perfectly and was serviced last year. All trimpots & key contacts were cleaned, and the tuning and other functions re-calibrated to factory specification. The arpeggiator trigger input has been modified to accept standard V-TRIG signals instead of the original S-TRIG. No other modifications have been performed. There is no MIDI kit installed..."

T-Rex Replicator Eurorack Demo

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Synth City

"In this video, Synth City Product Specialist Wesley leads a tour of the new T-Rex Replicator Eurorack tape delay."

Malekko Voltage Block Demo

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demonstration of the Malekko Voltage Block Sequencer module.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio! See the membership page for details.

Waldorf XTk Wavetable Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The 'giant orange beast' in excellent condition. One of Waldorf's most loved wavetable synths.

A truly massive synth that you can lose yourself in for days. Attached to a computer and away from the screen is where deep work flourishes. Unreal sound possibilities thanks to routing matrix and wavetable engine.

Synth sports a balanced 1/4" audio input and a CV input.

10 voice polyphony and most up-to-date software installed (v2.33)

A small chip out of right side wood panel. See pictures for details."

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Hiking with MIDI Sprout - Sick Plant vs. Healthy Plant

Published on Jan 23, 2017 MIDI Sprout

"Data Garden founder, Joe Patitucci, takes us on a hike through Than Sadet National Forest in Thailand and listens to native plants. Tune in as he connects his MIDI Sprout to two different plants - a healthy plant and a plant that's being eaten by pests. Take note the difference in the characteristics in the patterns produced by these two plants and post your observations below!"


Published on Jan 23, 2017 LESINDES

"Using th internal arpeggiator of PERFOURMER.
Interesting voicings in the stereo pan. The VERMONA PERFOURMER is the only modern analog synth that makes it play the game of alternating/rotating sounds in the same musical line. Each voice has it own sound (eg waveform, ADSR, LFO, filter and PAN)."


Korg Monologue (Preset sounds)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Calle Nilsson

"Listening through the preset sounds very quickley. :)"

KORG Monologues on eBay

AQA ElektriX and dotRed collab @ Synthfest 2016 Modular in Japan with LOVE from Berlin ;-) Music

Published on Jan 23, 2017 AQA ElektriX

"AQA ElektriX and dotRed collab @ Synthfest 2016 Modular in Japan with LOVE from Berlin ;-) Music Instrument Fair
Special THANX to dotRed !
Japan is GREAT!"

Make Noise 0-Coast with Elektrons Improv feat. HalutioN :o)=

2nd video added to this post.

Ambient/Berlin Synth Jam 3 - Microbrute, Mono Lancet, JU06, JX03, Virus Ti, Conductr

Published on Jan 23, 2017 BluffMunkey

"A little slower this time. 4 synths running sequenced lines with the Virus on pad duty. Finally got the iPad hooked up to run Conductr too. Neat little app that certainly takes up less space than Push! Space I don't have.....

Gear used :-

Arturia Microbrute - Sequence 1
Roland JX-03 - Sequence 2
Roland JU-06 - Sequence 3
Vermona Mono Lancet 15 - Sequence 4
Access Virus Ti - Sub Pad
Ipad running Conductr - Clip launching and mixer."

SLEDGE 2.1 Synthesizer

Published on Jan 23, 2017 GIANNIS ARK

Studiologic SLEDGE 2.1 Synthesizer
Giannis ARK - ARK Home Studio Cy
Nicosia - Cyprus

Troublemaker iOS App Review - Midiverse - TV - MVM #59

Published on Jan 23, 2017 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody? On this episode of Midiverse - TV we're going to be checking out a new iOS application called Troublemaker. Troublemaker mimics the classic Roland TB-303 with some exciting new features such as additional waveforms and audio effects. In this video we'll talk about the layout, check out some preset sequences, play the synth via MIDI with a keyboard and sequencer, and also sync the internal sequencer with an external MIDI clock. Let's check it out..

Available in the iOS App Store for $9.99 now."

iTunes: Troublemaker - Bram Bos

Noise Engineering NAMM 2017 New Eurorack Module Videos

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Noise Engineering

NAMM 2017 First Tease
NAMM 2017 Second Tease
NAMM 2017 Cursus Iteritas One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Integra Solum One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Horologic Solum One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Basimius Iteritas Alter One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Variatic Sequent One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Soleo Vero One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Loquelic Iteritas One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Clep Diaz One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Loquelic Iteritas Percido One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Mimetic Sequent One Minute Demo
NAMM 2017 Case Jam [previously posted]
NAMM 2017: Noise Engineering - A Bunch Of New Eurorack Modules For 2017 [previously posted]
NAMM2017: Introducing Noise Engineering new Eurorack Modules []

Noise Engineering NAMM 2017 Case Jam

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Noise Engineering

"Just testing out the case.

Did a video this year.

Sound Sources:
7x Basimilus Iteritas (Alter)
1x Cursus Iteritas
1x Sinc Iter
1x Manis Iteritas"

Malekko Heavy Industry Manther, Mr. D and BFF first look - NAMM 2017

Published on Jan 23, 2017 FACTmagazine

"Malekko Heavy Industry was one of many modular synth companies with new gear at NAMM 2017, but it wasn't its modules that caught our eye - it was two desktop synths and a drum machine tucked away behind the booth.

Malekko's new standalone range consists of an analog mono synth called the Manther inspired by Roland's MC-202, the Mr. D drum machine and BFF, a synth collaboration with Industrial Music Electronics.

All three devices works by themselves, but each comes with the necessary outputs to patch into an existing Eurorack modular system. They were only on show in non-working prototype form at NAMM 2017, but FACT spoke to Malekko's Ben Davis to find out more."

Also see: NAMM 2017: Malekko and Industrial Music Electronics Groovebox Collaboration

OB-6/Prophet 6/Juno 6 - Sunday with Smith

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Jae Ryan

"A quick little jam I threw together this evening. Prophet 6 is sending MIDI out to the OB-6, that includes clock and CC's. The Juno 6 makes a brief but overwhelming appearance. Two repeating sequences from the built in sequencers on my two Dave Smith babies!"

The DSI Crew at NAMM

via @dsiSequential

"Thanks for a great #nammshow2017 !! #rev2"

Pictured: Justin, Carson, Andy, Mark, and Tracy.

Audulus Build Podcast #8: ES-8 Custom Analog Delay

Published on Jan 23, 2017

"The Audulus Build Podcast hosted by Bimini Road explains how to approach building your own custom synthesizer modules with Audulus. [all parts posted here]

Send your build requests to - he'll show you how to make anything you want!

Note: This series assumes familiarity with the menus and basic functions of Audulus and modular synthesis in general. If you need a more basic introduction to Audulus, check out the introductory tutorials here: [posted here]

This episode Mark shows you how to make a custom analog delay using any Eurorack LPF and an Expert Sleepers ES-8 DC Coupled Audio Interface.

SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy an Expert Sleepers ES-8 from Century Sound Labs at the link below, you'll receive a free copy of Audulus on the platform of your choice.

Download the patch here:

Follow us on Instagram!"

||| BLACK & WHITE ||| MOON @ NAMM 2017 |||

Published on Jan 23, 2017 moonmodular

"Check the new modules @

DEEPMIND 12 DEMO WITH PRESET PATCHES ~ Pad, Bass, Organ, Rhodes, etc.

Published on Jan 23, 2017 once upon a synth

"Behringer Deepmind 12 demo. This is an analog polyphonic synthesizer. I just cycle through presets and improvise whatever comes to mind. There's some pads, some basses, some organs, some electric pianos and other kinds of sounds thrown in."

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

via this auction

The "octave kitten 2" Monophonic / Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 1 VCO plus white noise generator
LFO - 1 LFO, Sine & Square waveforms, can modulate VCA or VCF
Filter - 1 VCF
VCA - 1 VCA with ADSR
Keyboard - 37 keys
Memory - None
Control - CV/Gate
Date Produced - 1981

1979 Roland Jupiter 4

via this auction

"Poly 4 voices


8 memory Slots AND factory bank. (Battery recently changed)

Recently AND totally monitored by A professionnal all the electronical condenser changed to bring the original power of the beggining.

100% Fully working except two things

There is one note like 'discalibrated'

Factory presets are low of volume

Not a big problem because the factory preset cannot be modified and are a bit useful

more powerfull than all the other JUPITER except maybe the 8 I never test.

The ENSEMBLE is amazing.

aesthetically, some CAPS are missing ( to look at the Photos )

The tuning caps not original"

Korg 707 Pink SN 003357

via this auction

Built-in lipstick dispenser.

Was this the world's only pink synthesizer? I know there have been red ones.

KORG SQ-10 Vintage Analog Sequencer

via this auction

"Sequencer capable of 12 steps · 3 channels · 6 modes, up to 24 steps · sequence.

Ideal for MS-10/20.

Equipped with VOLTAGE CONTROLLED CLOCK GENERATOR which can be continuously changed by the step time interval FREQUENCY MODULATION."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver PE SN 00664

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Chroma Polaris II Synthesizer SN 500322

via this auction

"Powers up. Some membranes don't work properly. Modulation lever is disconnected. Back up batteries may be expired."

I never noticed the warning on back that reads, "Caution. Do not use tape jack at same time as sync in jack."  Curious.

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Make Noise 0-Coast Improv feat. Druweed (Late Night Jam)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 HalutioN

"A couple weeks ago we joined forces with Druweed for a spontaneous, improvised jam using the amazing Make Noise 0-Coast."


Make Noise 0-Coast with Elektrons Improv feat. HalutioN :o)=

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Druweed

"A couple weeks ago we joined forces with HalutioN for a spontaneous, improvised jam using the amazing Make Noise 0-Coast."

Elektron Octatrack + Elektron Analog RYTM + Elektron Monomachine + Moog Slim Phatty + Korg MS-20 Mini + Korg Volca Keys + Ensoniq MR76 + iPad Samplr + iConnectMidi4+ + TC Electronic Dittox4 + Line 6 M9 + Line 6 M5 + Behringer RV600 + Ibanez LF7 + Kaoss Pad Mini

NOISE & BLOCKS: Steve Aoki's Neon Future

Published on Jan 23, 2017 ROLI

"The indomitable electronic musician and producer Steve Aoki has made a soundpack for NOISE, channelling the energy of his irresistible house tracks and high-octane live shows.

Buy the sounds in the NOISE app now."

Boards of Canada - Boqurant + 5.9.78 (COVER by Pece)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Piotr Cieślik

Picks up at 1:44.

"All sounds were created on Yamaha AN1x, except the base intro patch (made on daHornet vst: The beat was produced in Reaper. Everything was mixed in Reaper also. I used some wow and flutter effect, VHS tape emulation, the mix was even sent to my trustworthy AKAI cassette deck (without recording to tape but using cassette tape adaptor) and recorded again from its output. The tuning of the track is 31.3 cents higher from a standard A440 tuning."

Music by Wire

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Percy Lipinski

"There is an entire genre of music dedicated to breathing by switches, plugs and wires. Think 1970's Moog synthesizers. Pink Floyd, Allan Parsons, ELP? etc."

Open.Theremin - Open Source DIY Theremin

Published on Oct 30, 2016 Therminal C

"Short trailer mixing 2 videos about Open.Theremin & Retro Gaming.

I experimented with Open.Theremin, an opensource & DIY Theremin produced in Switzerland, by Gaudi Lab :

Open.Theremin is a great little theremin instrument, linear and playable. Compared to professional theremins, such as Moog Epro, there's a lack of response of the volume antenna, some latency, higher sensitivity to its environnement. Nonetheless, i think it's the cheapest and most playable theremin currently available. And it's totally open source, so you can help improve it :-) !

Open.Theremin.UNO is very sensitive to its environment and bad grounding. There's a filtering on the volume (which makes its response a bit slower than Moog theremin) to make it less sensitive. Nonetheless, the power adapter you will use will affect it a lot. If you have noise problems, try out different adaptors. USB power supply can be cheap and therefore not very recommended for that.

While preparing the video, i got the chance to do some beta testing with the new version, Open.Theremin v3.This newer version -v3- has a lot of great new functionalities: easy to built, easy calibration (all automatic!), manual fine tuning for adjustments (really great if you use Carolina Eyck's fingering technique), 3 registers, 8 different sound settings.

A huge thanks to:
- Urs Gaudenz (director of Gaudi LAb)for creating Open.Theremin & great collaboration
- Alain Gilliéron for helping me building Open.Theremin.UNO v2
- Thierry Frenkel for helping me to calibrate Open.Theremin.UNO v2
- « etheremin » FB's group, for sharing their experiments on the Open.Theremin.UNO v2 with me.
- Sylvain Ehinger for restoring my "Arcade Table"

NB : intro music "In the Cave" (composed by Therminal C) was played on an Epro Theremin."


Published on Aug 16, 2015 Therminal C

"Ode to THE DANCE OF THE CROW on Theremin and Music Box DIY.

Therminal C, 2015."

NAMM 2017 Synth Update (Dave Smith Instruments Rev2 Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms 2HP QU-Bit Chords)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Noir Et Blanc Vie

Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities Intro to Modular - Part 2: Pulsewidth, Sync and FM (lead and pad)

For those interested, part 2 has been added here.

Korg iWAVESTATION Random Wave Sequencing

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Synth Universe

"This video shows the Korg iWAVESTATION app using the random function to create interesting Wave Sequences."


Ensoniq Asr-X shape Lfo on Voice

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Ensoniq Asr-X shape Lfo on Voice"

Patch a day no.18

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Ivan Biondić

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Videos by Red Means Recording

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Red Means Recording

"The TE Pocket Operators are tiny, digital music machines. There are 6 in total, and each has a distinct sound and style. You can sequence them independently, or sync them together for more complex sessions."

Pocket Operator Unboxing + Jam Session Zero
TE PO-12 Rhythm Introduction
TE PO-14 Sub Introduction
TE PO-16 Factory Introduction
TE PO-20 Arcade Introduction
TE PO-24 Office Introduction
TE PO-28 Robot Introduction

Roland TR09 Rhythm Composer (1.04 Firmware Update)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Demonstration of new features in 1.04 - Mute, Solo and Pan

No further processing used except for normalisation."

dreadbox modular & mutable instruments clouds rings take #01 (eurorack)

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Elinch

"First Take with the Mutable Instrument Rings / Clouds and my Dreadbox Modular in a new Case.

Noises: Gamma, cv modulated by Theta (Sample & Hold)
„Guitar“ Sounds: Rings & Clouds
Lead & Bass: Dreadbox Omikron / Lamda
Drums: Patterning
Effects: Clouds & Delta
Sequencer: Arturia Beatstep Pro & Patterning

One Take directly recorded with the Tascam DR 100.

For the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

#JAMuary 07: a live jam with the MakeNoise 0-Coast and PreenFM2

Published on Jan 23, 2017 Olivier Ozoux

"Another one for JAMuary. Started with a BPM Festival inspired jungle beat, but ended up pretty far from sounding like a techno track.

- Squarp Pyramid (sequencer)
- Korg Electribe 2s (drums and percussions)
- Audiothingies MicroMonsta (pads)
- PreenFM2 (bassline)
- Waldorf Blofeld (more pads, and keys)
- MakeNoise 0-Coast (lead)"

NAMM 2017: Skein Modular Eurorack Cases

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Note this is the first Skein Modular post.

NAMM 2017: Fabulous Silicon Paradigm Synthesizer

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"►Please support my NAMM 2017 Coverage and win 1 of 3 KV331 Audio Synthmaster licenses:"

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