MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Audulus 3 Updated Documentation Preview

Published on Jan 27, 2017 audulus

"We will soon be releasing a long-awaited thorough update to the Audulus documentation. Each node is explained in careful detail in easy-to-understand language with plenty of pictures, animations, videos, sound samples, and patches for you to explore. The documentation will essentially be a beginner's course in synthesis and computer science!

We will of course be updating it as new nodes appear, but we will also update it based on user feedback - so when it does go live, make sure you check it all out and let us know what you think on the Audulus forum!

If you have a request for the documentation, please leave it in the comments below - thanks!"

Studio Electronics & Axel Hartmann

via @SE_BoomStar

"Big things ahead with the one and only #axelhartmann"

My Drunk Friends - Behringer Deepmind 12, MFB Dominion 1 & Tanzmaus

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Cave Way

"They say that's too many overdubs, they say that sounds like Jamaican Muppet Safari Music, They say guitarists hate synth players who use patches that sound like guitar... What do THEY really know?

Kids don't drink and synth, or do."

Buchla Easel 2017 01 26

Published on Jan 27, 2017 babayard

Hawkeye - Neutron Blender (MFB Dominion I and friends - live)

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Maelstroem3

"Test-driving the MFB Dominion I and some friends, live-sequenced on the MIDIbox sequencer V4! :-)

I recently removed my computer/DAW from the synth setup, as I don't use it any longer (indeed i never used it, since the MBSEQ was finished many years ago :-)). The space that was occupied by the display was now available for another synth. After some long research and considerations, i chose the MFB Dominion, as I think it offers something new for me. In short words: it is fantastic! I still have to explore it more in-depth, as has a really powerful synthesis/modulation engine, but the first weeks with it were awesome! Thanks, MFB! :-)

Gear used:
Mono analog lead #1: Dominion I
Mono analog lead #2: Alesis Andromeda
Mono analog wall of noise: Moog Little Phatty, live controlled by the MBProgramma Patch Editor
Dry FM bassline: Yamaha FS1R, live modulated with the onboard encoders
Warm analog-ish (but fully digital) portamento pad: JD-990 through Polivoks DIY VCF (the left filter knob in the video... Thanks, J! What a deal, both of these are truly awesome!)
Drums: Elektron Machinedrum UW
FX: Strymon Timeline and Bigsky
Mixed through a Mackie 1604, directly recorded on a tascam .wav-recorder.

Thanks for watching and listening!
Hawkeye/Maelstroem Records"

Josh Bray's Memorymoog Plus Repair (by Synthpro)

Published on Jan 27, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is a video I made of Josh Bray's Memorymoog, went through some of the usual stuff on this one, not a restorations but a repair wit some much needed preventive maintenance.

Thanks for watching,


Published on Jan 27, 2017 once upon a synth

"I make a lead patch on the Behringer Deepmind 12 synth. This patch is based around the hard sync sound which sync oscillator 2 to oscillator 1. This allows you to get interesting timbre shifts by modulating oscillator 2's pitch. I then explore adding effects, modulating the filter and making use of the poly chord feature."

Red Roland Sh-101 SN 320814

via this auction

Buchla CVT Two

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Todd Barton

"Exploring Easel/Benjolin drone. Todd Barton & Bruce Bayard"

Part 1 here.

Modular Monthly: TipTop Audio Z DSP Tutorials

Modular Monthly: TipTop Audio Z DSP – Part 1: Chorus

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"In this series of special Modular Monthly tutorials, we're going deep in on TipTop Audio's powerful Z DSP processor. In this first episode we take a look at what its chorus algorithms can do."

Dreadbox Hades modulation / modular sidechaining - Doepfer/Roland Tr09 (Riamiwo StudioVlog 19)

Published on Jan 27, 2017 riamiwovideos

"I get a new doepfer clock divider to sync different gear with my Roland Tr09. For example the Arturia Beatstep Pro needs every step a clock signal, and a Korg Volca needs only every second step a signal.
I testet also I've it's possible to do a modular sidechaining.

And finaly there's a new track called Linearbeschleunigung coming out on Monday, 30.01.2017

Dreadbox Erebus
Dreadbox Hades
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Roland TR09
Korg Volca Beats
Doepfer: 2x A147-2 VCD LFO
2x A138c Polarizing Mixer
A148 Dual S&H
A160-2 Clock Divider
A180-2 Multiples"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer SN 3360

via this auction


via this auction

"UNIVOX MINI-KORG K-2 ANALOG SYNTHESIZER VINTAGE Good working condition. I cleaned the switches & lubed the sliders. Note: White keys are painted black, low key is a bit mangled but works fine and the scratches by the volume pot are typical for this early 1970's synth. The power bulb does not light. See Photos."

Punk rock.

The image almost looks like a painting.

Korg Poly 61 Analog Vintage Synthesizer SN 729080

via this auction

ADDAC 502 Ultra Lissajous CV Generator SN 25

via this auction

"The Addac502 module generates Lissajous curves, so you can use complex harmonic motion in your sinthesis. These elaborated oscillations can create wonderful sounds, that go way beyond typical LFO modulation.

Lissajous curves create beautiful motion, that can go from simple circles, to more complex parabolic representations and even pseudo-3D structures or the so-called Lissajous knots."

Roland SH-5

via this auction

Basky II Model BS-4322 Bass Synthesizer SN 39555

via this auction

"We'd never seen a set of Hillwood Basky II bass pedals before. Tony was sold on the funky faux-denim finish and groovy coloured knob caps; the bubbling acidic filter when we switched it on was an unexpected sonic delight.

We like the sound it makes, but we don't know much more about this vintage synth at this stage. It's in full working order and the controls are simple and self-explanatory...

The condition is good overall. We've added replacement knobs as some of the originals were missing. There is some very old plastic tape on the tops of all the pedals - this may well be removable but it will be a time-consuming task and does not affect the operation of the instrument."

See the Basky label below for more.

Homemade Sequencer Synthesizer

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Tiny Diodes

"I designed and built this over the course of several months in 2016.
It was made by expanding on concepts found in the wonderful book Handmade Electronic Music."

ĒSTĒR - Novation Circuit Jam 2

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Ester

"Jammin' sesh with Novation Circuit"

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer: FM synthesis – Sound Design Tub Bells Improvement Part 2

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Power DX7

All parts here.

"This tutorial series introduce many ways that you can apply to make improvements on the famous DX7 factory patches. Part 2 will revise what we’ve learnt so far in regards to the famous DX7 Tub Bells patch. Then we will focus on the algorithm interchangeability to make an improvement on the famous DX7 Tub Bells patch.

Although my tutorials use the DX7 for FM sound design, what you’ve learnt here can be applied to any FM synthesizers, including Yamaha dx7 vst and plug-ins such as Dexed, FM7 and FM8.

However, the resulting sound can vary due to limitation with software emulation of the DX7 FM synthesis."

NAMM 2017: Vermona Eurorack News

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Jump to 2:50 for a cool rhythm demo.

See this post for the list of modules and one more NAMM floor demo.

Korg Minilogue improvisation

Published on Jan 13, 2017 Kablehead

Vermona DRM1 MKIII + 9 Effect Pedals - Session 1

Published on Jan 12, 2017 Kablehead

"Each channel of the DRM1is connected to a different effect pedal. The Drumbrute is only the sequencer and all sounds come from the DRM1.
FX used:
Kick - Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff
Drum 1 - Maxon AF-9
Drum 2 - Electro-Harmonix Neo Mistress
Multi - Digitech Supernatural
Snare - Boss PS-5
Hihat 1 - Zvex Ringtone
Hihat 2 - Boss AW-3
Clap - Strymon El Capistan
Mixbus - Strymon Deco
Aux send - Ibanez AD 100"

Should I Buy the Moog Model 15? Listen to these presets (feat AC Sabre) – Brass, Keys, FX

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Air Craft

Get Moog Model 15:

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."

Follow-up to Is the Moog Model 15 worth it? Listen to these presets (feat AC SABRE) – Modern, Fx, Arp

Befaco Sampling Modulator Features

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Befacosynth

"This video outlines some of the most interesting features of our Sampling Modulator module. The Sampling Modulator Eurorack Module comprises a traditional Sample and Hold fed by a CV controllable & clock syncable 8 step-trigger sequencer. As you will see this combination creates a feature dense module in 8HP.

0:09 - Introduction
0:45 - Sample & Hold
1:36 - Trigger Sequencer
2:11 - Rate Control
2:52 - Shuffle/Polyrhythms
3:40 - Trigger Oscillator
4:06 - Downsampling

The Sampling Modulator is available as a kit, PCB & Panel set, or as an assembled module."

Deepmind 12 going funky - Jupiter 8 Duke Lead Preset

Published on Jan 27, 2017 umusic6

"Looking for patch sheets of old synths I stumbled over the original Jupiter 8 preset patch sheet at synthmania (a big shout to whoever was involved in rescuing them). Trying to set them up on the DM12, i simply had to record and share this sequence."

Novation Bass Station Doepfer A-118 HISSYFIT by LavLab

Published on Jan 27, 2017 HostileSlothRecords

"White noise from the Doepfer A-118 inserted into the Novation Bass Station filter for a unique Wasp-y sound.
Sequence coming from the Roland MV-8000 with some delay from the Electro-Harminix Memory Boy.

Video, programming and manipulations by LavLab
Filmed with GoPro & Nikon DSLR

Experimental Electronic Eurorack Modular Analog Synthesizer Sampler Sequencer Industrial Noise Drone Music"


Published on Jan 27, 2017 Alex Wray


Fugue Machine: Pattern 30 Alexandernaut l High and Low
controlling via wireless midi
Korg Minilogue

Teenage Engineering PO-12
Ableton linked via old iPhone and Korg's syncKontrol app

Native Instruments Maschine MK2
Oberhiem Matrix Arp

Mixed to logic with light comp/EQ."

NAMM 2017: Waldorf VCF1 Eurorack Filter

Published on Jan 27, 2017 sonicstate

Protosynth V1 poly 8 voice experimental improvisation

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Konstantin T

"Tokarev Protosynth V1 polyphonic 8 voice prototype firmware experimental improvisation. 8 simultaneous notes played from different instrument tracks from midi sequencer software. Oscillators get used whenever a note on is received by midi, and freed up on a note off. Lower row of knobs controls the level of each oscillator. Based on an overclocked STM32F1 microcontroller. Some low-fi grooves for you all!"

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