MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017

Buchla day dreamin

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Cray

Midnight Jam with Moog Sub37, Dreadbox, Microbrute, VolcaFM, JP08 and TR09 (Riamiwo StudioVlog 21)

Published on Feb 3, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Another night at the Synths ;) New jamsession in the studio.. and the Sub37 is back in the setup:)
A chilled jam to start the weekend...

Moog Sub37
Dreadbox Erebus & Hades
Arturia Microbrute & BeatstepPro
Doepfer Minicases with some Modules for Modulation
Roland Boutique TR-09 and JP-08
Korg VolcaFM & VolcaBeats"

Unpacking a Moog Model 15 (timelapse)

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Unpacking my Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer - one of 150. Music: excerpt from Ricochet by Tangerine Dream, 1975"

Oberheim Matrix 12 with Benden Display Upgrade

Uploaded on Feb 3, 2017 Blurphy Murph

via this auction

via the listing: "Get your hands on one of the most powerful analog synths of the 1980's! I bought this Matrix from Sam Ash in LA and it's been well-maintained. Over the summer I had the encoder knobs replaced with parts from SYNTAUR and are 100% functional. It has always passed the "tune all" diagnostics (see photos). I also upgraded the original VFD's (displays) with more resilient ones from Benden Technology. In fact, I actually got the very last replacement they made. I will include the original displays as well. There are a few scratches on the metal parts of the frame (see photos) and under the keybed, where paint has chipped. On the side wood panels, one of the original screws is missing. Other than that, I'd say it's in very good shape for a 32-year-old synth.

The synth itself is incredible- for a non-modular the modulation options are seemingly limitless due to Oberheim's "Modulation Matrix." You can program it from the front panel but I would strongly recommend a sysex editor to really get into the deep menus. And of course, the VCO sound is thick, lush, and rich right out of the box, but it can sound bell-like and even a bit DX7-ish if you want.

Check out the video for a few sample patches."

Introducing Melu Instruments Freak (Eurorack Oscillator)

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Melu Instruments

Note this is the first Melu Instruments post. We have a new maker in town.

"Heidi demonstrates some of the things Freak can do. Freak is a phase synchronized dual oscillator module for Eurorack modular synths."

Some extra notes for the 2nd video: "External ADSR and LFO was used to modulate some sounds. Some sounds were tweaked by hand. No filters, distortion, effects, EQ or extra layering was used in these audio examples. Everything was recorded straight from Freak without any processing."

via Melu Instruments

"Phase Synchronized Dual Oscillator

Freak is a dual oscillator for Eurorack modular synthesizers. The two digital oscillators can be phase synchronised with each other and have dedicated audio outputs. This makes it easy to process them separately while resulting in sharp and well defined bass and lead sounds. The integrated audio rate modulator creates complex and interesting timbres in an instant.

Effortless Yet Powerful

Modern music production techniques often rely on layering instruments to build the final bass and lead sounds. Drifting phases between layers make the sound less defined and less sharp. If sharpness and definition is the goal, the challenge usually is keeping the sound layers phase synchronized. This can be cumbersome even on modular systems while modulating two oscillators in audio rates. Keeping the layers in sync could become impossible if different synthesis methods are used for each layer. Freak has been designed to address this issue.

Freak contains two oscillators. Oscillator 1 consists of 8 different waveforms and has a dedicated audio rate modulator. Oscillator 2 consists of 8 more complex sound generation algorithms. Both oscillators can be phase synchronized when needed.

Both oscillators have their own dedicated audio outputs. Mix Out provides an easy way to crossfade between the two oscillators.

Several different synthesis methods are used to create a wide palette of layered sounds: virtual analog, frequency modulation, phase modulation and phase distortion. The UI has been designed to make sound design workflow quick, easy and intuitive."


Published on Feb 3, 2017 once upon a synth

"I make a rhythmic pad patch on the Behringer Deepmind 12 synth. This patch makes use of the mod sequencer and LFOs to modulate a few parameters. When you combine that modulation with a pad-like envelope shape you end up with a pad sound that moves around in a rhythmic way which is pretty cool!"

More Synthesize This! episodes.

New Alter/Ego NATA Voice Synth

Published on Jan 14, 2017 Vocallective Records

"A new English voice synthesizer. NATA functions with most DAWs, allowing you to make young adult, female vocals with an intuitive UI.

The whole English dictionary is at your disposal, as are multiple parameters that make the vocals more expressive (vibrato, legato, sibilance, phoneme speed, etc)."

Buchla CVT 3

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Todd Barton

"Live improv with Buchla Music Easels and Epoch Benjolins: Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard
better audio here:" [embed below]

A Digital Guy in an Analog World בחור דיגיטלי בעולם אנלוגי

Published on Feb 1, 2017 Izhar Ashdot

Click on CC on the bottom right of the player for subtitles.

"Israeli musician and record producer Izhar Ashdot talks about 35 years of working with synthesisers, moving away from them and their recent return to his creative process via the Eurorack Modular system.

Izhar talks about creativity, working alone and collaborating with other musicians, about fear and how to get around it.
יזהר אשדות מספר על 35 שנות עבודה עם סינטיסייזרים, ההתרחקות מהם והחזרה שלהם ליצירה שלו בשנה האחרונה. יזהר מדבר על יצירתיות, על עבודה לבד ובשותפות עם מוזיקאים אחרים, על החששות ועל ההתגברות עליהם.'

ANGLE - Tokyo Night

ANGLE - Tokyo Night from Angle on Vimeo.

“Night City is the old area between Port and City of Tokyo, and is an outlaw city, playground of criminals, merchants, pirates and whores.”

William Gibson

Buchla screaming for another soul

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Cray

Roland JD-Xi editor for Patch Base on iPad

via Coffeeshopped

"The latest update to Patch Base adds a fully-featured program/patch editor for the Roland JD-Xi, bringing the number of supported synths in Patch Base to 30! This new editor is the most complex yet in the Patch Base collection, including support for the JD-Xi's 2 digital synths, analog monosynth, sample-based drum machine, and on-board effects and mixing.

The hundreds of parameters that the JD-Xi uses are all here, allowing for a sound design experience far beyond what's available using the JD-Xi's built-in controls (unless you enjoy hours of menu diving!). All of this control is achieved via a 5-page layout for the editor. In addition to the individual controls, many aspects of your patches can be copied, pasted, and randomized. And as always, Patch Base allows you to store and organize these sounds on your iPad for later use, backup, and sharing."

Modular Monthly: TipTop Audio Z DSP – Part 3: Shimmer

Published on Feb 3, 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 episode we take a look at its Shimmer mode."

Moog-Arp Duet1

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Bill Vincent

"A little interplay with the Moog Mother-32 and the ARP Odyssey!"

Human League's Latronic Notron MIDI Step Sequencer?

via this auction

"One of the rarest pieces of studio equipment ever made. Excellent condition and full working order.

Elka Solist 505 Analogue Mono Synth w/ Moog Filter SN 2967

via this auction

"Late 70s solo mono synth in working condition one end is damaged (see picture) doesn't effect the synth in any way. apart from that it is in good condition."

Yamaha DX7 with 4 Bank Sound Card & Extras

via this auction

That's one tall card.

"(1) The clean DX7, (2) the custom fitted padded hard case in GC, (3) a Yamaha DX-7 Digital Synthesizer step-by-step 139 page manual by Yasuhiko Fukuda, (4) The standard supplied DX7 Operating Manual with separate Voice Library Performance Notes, (5) the two supplied 64-voice Yamaha ROM Data Cartridges including Master Group, Keyboard & Plucked Group in the first and Orchestral & Percussive Group and Synth Complex & Effects Group in the second; 128 extra voices in all, (6) a Yamaha DX Data Cartidge RAM1 which has 32 RAM sounds; and (7) a 4-bank 128 voice RAM Microtel metal-encased cartridge I picked up in the States where I'm originally from many moons ago. (*A note about ROM and RAM in case you're unsure: ROM cartridges are Read Only Memory which means you can't twick or edit them - set in concrete. The RAM cartridges, on the other hand, can be edited or even completely replaced by whatever your creativity can come up with.) You'll have both the RAM 32 and the 4-bank RAM 128 spots to do just that - in many instances I chose not to play around (there was plenty for me as is) so there's some duplication from ROM to RAM, but again I would encourage experimentation to create your individual RAM patches. In all, there are 32 Internals, 128 ROMs, 32 RAM1s from Yamaha, and 128 RAMs in the 4-Bank Microtel for a total of 320."

Korg 800DV SN 770220

via this auction

"Thick and creamy is how I'd describe this synth. Filter with lots of character that isn't another Moog or Curtis filter. Extremely rare 240V model."

Kawai 100f SN K-1703

via this auction

"In excellent condition. Thick one-osc sound with unique filter. Hard to find."

Roland MC202 with Original Box

via this auction

Novation Circuit & iPad Jams by Play Nice

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Play Nice

Spotted the first one in the set on discchord.

1. Driven - Novation Circuit and iDensity jam

"Novation Circuit and iPad running iDensity going through a Zoom MS-70CDR."

2. Reflected Red

"A granular soundscape jam. iPad running iDensity through a Zoom MS70."

3. Circuit and Samplr jam - 200117

"Novation Circuit sending clock to iPad Air 2 running Samplr. Since recording this i've found the advanced levels settings for the camera, so the next one will sound better."

4. Circuit and Samplr jam - 190117

"Novation Circuit and iPad running Samplr. There seems to be a bit of noise when recording directly into the camera, i'll sort that at some point."

5. Circuit and Samplr jam - 160117

"This is a test. Novation Circuit and Samplr on iPad. Potato for a camera, this will be improved!"

Space Dub n.1 & Funky Coast by Quincas Moreira

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"dubby jam with my eurorack and friends"

Funky Coast

Published on Feb 2, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"Jam with a small Eurorack featuring the 0Coast and Elements, the Benjolin and the Drumbrute"

An Introduction to The Lamplighter Eurorack Synthesizer Module by Artifact Electronics

Published on Feb 2, 2017 Artifact Electronics

"An introduction to The Lamplighter, a Eurorack 8-channel signal visualizer module from Artifact Electronics.
The PDF manual is available for download at"

Note this is the first Artifact Electronics post.

The Korg Monologue- Part 5- Envelope Generator part 2

Published on Feb 3, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the envelope generator of the Korg Monologue."

All parts here.

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer: FM synthesis – Sound Design Tub Bells Improvement Part 3

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Power DX7

All parts here.

"Thank you to those who have watched every tutorial videos and followed my instructions for self learning as well as made variations of the famous Yamaha DX7 Tub Bells patch.

In total, you've watched over 2 hours of high quality, easy to follow tutorials with so much useful information packed into them.

Basically I've condensed many years of my personal battle (yes, it was a hard road) with the DX7 FM synthesis into 2 hours, so you can learn the essence of the DX7 FM synthesis.

This is a third tutorial of the FM synthesis sound design Tub Bells Improvement tutorial series.

This FM synthesis tutorial series is catered for a wider audience, from beginners to advanced FM synthesis/ DX series synthesizer users.

This is the final tutorial for the Tub Bells tutorial series. We will combine everything we've learnt so far and give a final touch to the improved Tub Bells patch. Once you play this Tub Bells patch, you can't go back to the original one!!!!! It's sharp, solid, harmonic rich and expressive. We've made every improvements that are needed for the famous and great, but lifeless original DX7 Tub Bells patch.

I will take you through the DX7 FM parameters, including Envelope Generator, Output Level, Key Velocity Sensitivity, etc."

Cinematic Down Tempo Electronica - Circuit, Monomachine, Bass Station

Published on Feb 3, 2017 Matt Greer

"A driving, cinematic electronica piece made with an Elektron Monomachine, Novation Circuit and Bass Station 2

'Last September version 2' by Robots Against Children

So, this might be the last track I get to prepare before the show next weekend. I was hoping to have 6 tunes but I'm out of material that I can easily convert to this rig and I can't guarantee my ol' brain will be able to spit out another in time. Plus, I need to prepare the gear rig and practice practice practice. May not be enough time."

Moog Mother 32 & Zvex Fuzz Probe

Published on Feb 3, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the Fuzz Probe.

No further processing except normalisation."

Atlantis MC-202 style

Published on Feb 2, 2017 Kevin Polzer

"eurorack Modular"

Nanoloop Mono + Volca Kick techno

Published on Feb 2, 2017

"Quick run-through of Volca Kick as sync master to Nanoloop Mono 1.0.2 for some hard tech destruction.
Both devices are running through a mixer and into a Kaoss Pad 3+, using the Fuzz distortion to shape the sound a little."

Arturia Drumbrute four to the floor drum workout!

Published on Feb 2, 2017 itijik

"A little four to the floor drum workout with the Drumbrute to get some creative energy going. Processed by the eurorack modular, my sequencer and the Strymon BlueSky reverb."

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