MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Modular Sequence Jam

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Miles Briand

"Maths clocking Rene, quantized CV to Pico VCO and Rings pitch CV, into Ripples VCA LP4, into Clouds. No outboard effects."

The Initial Designs of the Alesis Andromeda A6 by Axel Hartmann

The second render reminds me of the Alesis Quadrasynth.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

"On the subject of the Alesis Andromeda, Axel Hartmann posted these on his facebook a few days back:

Anytime, I see the Andromeda popping up at FB, I remember the days, 20 years ago, when we have been working on this Mega synth together with the Alesis team around Erik Norlander and Rob Rampley. The working technique was a bit different from today back then . . . It was the time, when we have just been exploring the possibilities of 3D modeling. As most of the work of designing a user interface can happen in 2D, we have been using Freehand, to arrange the functional elements. We then built huge 1:1 cardboard mockups, to check the layout. I am still keeping these in the lowest drawer of our big paper Schrank, that we only use to keep these kind of memories today. I thought; - maybe, it is cool, to share these memories with all of you here . . . To me, the Andromeda has been the pinnacle of Analog synthesizers "of the past". . .

There was some accompanying text to these as well:

The River, gestion des modulations issues du clavier

Published on Feb 19, 2017 laurent

"Présentation rapide de la gestion des modulations issues du clavier : pression, velocités d'attaque et de relâchement et molette
ainsi que le mode pseudo polyphonique...."

The UI screams Axel Hartmann's Waldorf designs. See the River Creative label below for previous posts.

JX-O5 by SpotlightKid

"This is a little weekend jam to get to know my relatively new Roland JX-03 Boutique synth better. All sounds (incl. SFX) are from the JX-03, except drums, which are sequenced with Roland CR-78 samples in the DAW. Multi-tracked with about 15 different tracks and my own custom sounds and two presets sounds (sync lead and vibe).

Recorded with Tracktion 7 DAW on Linux. Zita-Reverb (LADSPA), Tracktion Delay, EQ and MasterMix Multi-Band Compressor.

Image by Daniel yancharris from…ssenschaft-1702808/ CC0 Public Domain"

Synth Rorschach #51: MULTICS is ALIVE - booting MR12.6e 6180 emulation

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Redmartian

"This panel came from the University of Michigan and likely hasn't been driven this way in well over 20 years. Here we see the 6180 Multics emulator reading the switches set on the panel to 024000717200 and the initialize button been pressed to boot the virtual machine. The 6180 Maintenance Panel is being driven by a Xilinx BASYS3 which in run drives two logic boards that are cabled into the 6180 panel wiring harness. All switches and lamps are available to the emulator and you can dial through the scroll to check the various states of the machine. Once Multics has booted you'll see the famous Idle Pattern (or snake). Multics lives once again!"

Reminds me of Digisound meets EMS, meets something else I forget at the moment.

See the Synth Rorschach label below for more.

Analogue Solutions Raw Session - Oberkorn, Megacity, Nyborg-24, Nyborg-12

Published on Feb 19, 2017 rezfilter

"Here's another clip from a raw studio session featuring both Nyborgs (12,24), a little SE MidiMini as well as an SE p-five.

Nyborgs are being triggered and modulated via Oberkorn step sequencer. They have nailed the quirky-noise, percussion twinkles."

"Euphonics 1984" - Yamaha Rs-7000, Prophet 6, DW-8000, Minilogue

Published on Feb 19, 2017

"'Euphonics 1984'

Recorded live on February 14, 2017 using a Yamaha RS-7000 MIDI Sequencer and a room full of synths.
The original insipiration started with the Korg DW-8000 and its smooth sounding filter with a plucky guitar-like patch and two other patches. It made up the earliest parts of this piece. Later the Prophet '08 accompanied with brass pads. The Korg DW-6000 embelished melodies in the 4th part. The Novation BassStation II was responsible for all bass duties. 4 patches were used and a lot of automation was applied to modulate its volumes, filters and other parameters. The Art Tube Channel handled its dynamics with a tiny bit of eq. Later the Sequential Prophet 6 was added filling in various bits including melodic accompaniment and a delicious filtered sweep in the 4th part. The Sequential Prophet 6 had six patch changes and was used throughout the entire arrangement. The Electribe EMX played the vintage drum sounds and was assisted by various percussive noises on the Korg Radias and Roland XV-5080. The drum bus was ran through the Alesis 3630 Compressor. The Korg MS-2000 sang the vocal piece in the 1st part using its VOX oscillator mode and later played a high frequency patch in the final measures. The Korg Minilogue played several melodic parts throughout as well as some FX. The Roland JP-8080 played pads from beginning to end. The Roland Boutique JX-03 accompanied a number of melodic notes in the 1st, 2nd and 4th parts. A Mackie 1604-VLZ3 and a pair of racked line mixers connected everything including a number of compressors and outboard effects. The Art Pro VLA II had a lot to do with the overall sound. The video was shot with a Panasonic Lumix LX7 and was edited in Corel VideoStudio Ultimate x9.

pilot........................................Morgan Orange
conductor...............................Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer

MIDI Orchestra

melodies................................Korg DW-6000
melodies................................Korg DW-8000
horns & pads.........................Dave Smith Prophet '08
melodies & filter sweeps......Sequential Prophet 6
melodies & fx........................Korg Minilogue
bass.......................................Novation BassStation II
vox .......................................Korg MS2000
noise & percussion...............Korg Radias
arpeggios & padd.................Roland JP-8080

Beyond the Fog

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Korg Radias - strings pad
Roland JD-Xi - sequence, bass, percussion
Korg Minilogue - atmo lead
Volca FM & Roland Demora - bells
Virus Ti2 - lead
Fog - from nature, outside, cannot be heard in this track :P but definetelly was an inspiration!"

Sequential Circuits Six Trak

via this auction

"Selling this mint Sequential Circuits Six-Trak popularized by Tycho, and the synthesizer community at large. There has been a good deal of work done on this synth to ensure it is in the best condition for playability, and functionality. It's in perfect working order., and is outfitted with MIDI."

ARP Odyssey II 2813 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 0727

via this auction

Interesting look at the cost of repairing the synth below.

"Acquired in 1998 in San Francisco, this Arp was fully restored by SynthPro in 2014. Fully functional, perfect working order. Even had the bushing in the keyboard replaced to make the action smooth. A great Arp if you're looking for an Arp!

2104 work done below:

1. Broken slider switch for OSC1 LFO PWM
2. Broken slider switch for OSC2 LFO FM
3. Chassis missing all screws
4. Slider pots stuck, needs cleaning
5. bad key contacts along with bad key bushings
6. KB CV memory drifting
7. bad 100k ohm slider for OSC1 S/H-ADSR frequency control

1. Replace broken slider switch for OSC1 LFO PWM
2. Replace broken slider switch for OSC2 LFO FM
3. Install new chassis screws
4. complete chassis, circuit board, and slider cleaning and slider re-greasing
5. Replace key contacts
6. Replace C8 along with stressed transistor
7. Replace 100k ohm slider for OSC1 S/H-ADSR frequency control
8. replace commonly failure components to prevent failures

Now for the parts list:

Slider switches = $2.00 each X 2 = $4.00

Chassis screws, (size 6-32 X 1/2 ) = $1.98 pack of 12 = $1.98

Chassis screws, (size M4- .70 X10) = $0.56 pack of 2 = $0.56

Key bushings = $1.08 X 37 = $1.08 each = $39.96

100k ohm slider pot = $25.00 each X 1 = $25.00

Transistor = $10.00 each X 1 = $10.00

.47uF @ 100V film cap = $3.19 each X 1 = $3.19

1uF @ 35V Tantalum cap = $0.43 each X 4 = $1.72

22uF @ 16V tantalum cap = $1.72 each X 1 = $1.72

10uF @35V tantalum cap = $1.05 each X 4 = $4.20

3.3uF @25V tantalum cap = $1.16 each X 2 = $2.32

250uF @ 50V electrolytic cap = $3.42 each X 2 = $6.84

Key Contacts $0.00

PARTS TOTAL= $101.49

Labor = $30.00 an hour X 13 hours = $390.00"

Electro-Harmonix DRM32 Vintage Rare Drum Pedal

via this auction

"For sale is an an Electro-Harmonix DRM32 vintage drum machine in pedal form. This is an incredibly rare item and if you are looking for one you probably are aware that they don't show up for sale too often, and you may have already been waiting a few years to find one. Apparently Moby's favorite drum machine. It's cool for retro 70s 80s style beats and is definitely a collector's item. It's in nice shape, be sure to check out pictures to make sure you like it. Fully functional."

Waldorf MicroWave XT SN 930727588

via this auction

"Recently used for synth solo on the recreation of the LIFT song "Inception" by the Samurai of Prog on their 2016 double CD "Lost and Found". The CD and artwork is the recording and arranging of lost songs from top 1970's American Progressive Rock bands. Cathedral, LIFT, Quill and more.

Display has a space that does not work so some text names are missing a letter. Does not impair function in any way. Display is bright and has good contrast."

Roland ProMars MRS-2

via this auction


Published on Feb 19, 2017 synths colors

Nervous Boutique (Roland Boutique TR-09 & TB-03)

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Calle Nilsson


Published on Feb 18, 2017 Joakim Floke

"This video is about the Kiwi8p upgrade for the Jx8p. All sounds are made by me and can't be produced on a Jx8p. As usuall just noodeling around and some effect from the H9"

Jomox T resonator II

Published on Feb 10, 2017 Joakim Floke

"Making some ambient noise with a JoMoX T-resonator II, Juno 60 and Eventide H9. Having the TL-Audio Fat Man keeping output levels within limits."

Siel opera 6

Published on Feb 6, 2017 Joakim Floke

"Showing the Siel Opera 6 potential. Not so many videos of this piece out there so I thought I make one with some info. It's as usual more about the sound than the playing performance. Just noodeling really.. Have some delay on there just for earcomfort but I turn it off when needed. No talking..."


Published on Jan 25, 2017 Joakim Floke

"Just some noodling around with these two oldies. straight into mixer with some long delay from Eventide H9 added."

Korg DW8000 + T3

Published on Nov 12, 2016 Joakim Floke

Endless posibilites with Arturia Drumbrute and Serge ResEQ!

Published on Feb 19, 2017 itijik

"Endless ideas and tones. A process video highlighting some of the shaping possibilities of the Serge ResEQ affecting the mixed output of the Arturia Drumbrute. Using the Strymon Bluesky for the reverb and the Rigol ds1054 oscilloscope for display fun."

A6 Andromeda w/ Titled Front Panel Mod

This one in via Thomas Heck who brought us the custom black front panel overlays posted here. This A6 was modified to have a hinged front panel as well. Some of you might remember the Alesis Aurora mod.

Update: new pics here.

Oldcrow Modular GX1 Bandpass Resonator Filter Demo

Published on Feb 17, 2017 musiqfreq aka Qfactor

"A test of the GX-1 Bandpass Resonator designed by Oldcrow Modular"

The GX-1 is of course the Yamaha GX-1, pre-curssor to the CS80.


Published on Feb 19, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"It had to be done! wiring up a 2000 Volt Jacobs Ladder to a drum pad to make it musical!

kind of sounds like a special effects crash or something. but With ADDED SPARKS.

Built from a microwave. and some tinfoil. its definately a bit of a hack. and tends to overheat and smoke! wait for the end to see the fireworks.

completely live. on a home built Modular synth... the drum pads on the top trigger kick and snare. and 2 completely seperate synth voices for each of the 2 synth notes. these go into an arduino powered beat recorder. so only had to play the riff once and it automatically records it and re plays it, planning on doing a how to of that soon for people who want to build one. ran out of drum pads so used 2 toy drums with piezo mics glues onto them. there is a footswitch too which turns on an extra channel which the bass goes through an electro harmonix POG and some distortion for extra dynamic bits.

middle part is just a delay that one of the toy drum pads was going through. the great thing with the pt2399 delay is it stops working if the voltage goes too low. so the extreme end of the knob twist just shuts down the delay, making it great to turn on and off quickly and easily.

The Jacobs ladder was just mic'd up. tried keeping it as far away from the modular as possible to isolate the awesome sound it makes. but inevitably theres some bleed from the noise drum pads."

Submerged - Prophet 08, TR-606, TR-707, ER-1

Published on Feb 19, 2017 traxus12

"A jam from back in 2014. Hope you enjoy!

All Prophet 08 and drum machines, using a Boomerang III phrase sampler to loop.

Please subscribe, and feel free to post below if you have any questions or comments!

Dave Smith Prophet 08
Roland TR 606
Roland TR 707
Korg ER-1 MKII

Boomerang III Looper
Alesis Quadraverb
Boss RE-20 Space Echo

Mackie LM-3204
RME Babyface
Ableton Live, Audacity"

Circuit jam #1

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Mechanalog Music

"First jam on the Novation Circuit. Just getting my bearings with it and loving it already."

Ambient Exploration 009 - Harmonic Elements

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Fading Canvas

"A slow melody, Braids doing modulated additive harmonics, FX done with Elements (resonator), Rainmaker (delay and pitch shifts) and Erbe Verb (reverbbbbhhhhshj)"

Kawai K5M Additive Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland System-100 104 Sequencer

via this auction

Patching Session (from scratch) 1/2- eurorack modular synth & Wiard

Published on Feb 19, 2017 DavidH

"how to discover sounds
no edit just raw modular sounds

1h15 of a patching session
probably boring. (at least the beginning is boring :) )...

*Sound 1 : using Wiard 300 waveform city X, makenoise Erbeverb
*Sounds 2 : radio music, Phonogene // Mutable Instruments Tides, QMMG Rings, 4MS Dual Looping Delay, Clouds
*Modulations : WMD Sequential Switch Matrix, Woggle bug, Malekko Noisering, Joystick Axis Generator (JAG), René, Serge Touch Keyboard (TKB)
*Clock : ALM Pamela's Workout, Varigate 4"

Analogue Solutions Telemark-K mk2

via this auction

Korg - Volca FM

Published on Nov 23, 2016 Knobs

Critter & Guitari - Organelle

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Knobs

SN 00470 via this auction

"This cool little synth/sampler is in mint condition. Used for under 6 hrs in a smoke free home studio and includes all original packaging, usb card and power cable. Powered on screen image looks funky because of shutter speed on camera- it's mint! Super fun ambient sounds, drum machine, samples, synth sounds, and effects. Check out the YouTube demo!"


Published on Feb 18, 2017 Mattias Mårtensson

"Here's some of my patches for the Behringer deepmind 12. This is not a video to showcase skills or the likes. Just some sounds for those curious."

Futuresonus Parva & Linnstrument - Dry Sound Demo

Published on Feb 19, 2017 cube48

"Poor playing skills, showing some MPE patches for Parva."

February Sketch

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Heinali

"Make Noise System Concrète + Telharmonic."

Stranger Dreams [Upside Down] - Played live, Boutiques, Aira, EMX2, Volca's, Circuit

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Micro Banshee

"Track: Stranger Dreams [Upside Down]

My second version [tribute] to the Netflix Tv series 'Stranger Things' this time an even more off track version... dream esq'

All three boutiques, - also used is the System 1,T B-3 & Korg EMX-2, Korg Volca's, Circuit

*My 100th Video, a big thank you to both subscribers and non subscribers who have kept me going over the the last 4 years or so..

I hope you enjoy the track, if not, no worries.

Recorded live [18/02/2017]"

Chtou | Eurorack Ambient Soundscape

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Björn Bommersheim

"This is an one take live recording of an self generative eurorack modular patch. The patch is build a round a random looping sequence of the turing machine animated by a wogglebug and the doepfer 149 module. The expert sleepers disting in adder mode controls the range of the cv to pitch.

Enjoy! Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments.

Used modules:

What you see is what you get ..."

Hors Série - Nightcall Kavinsky Cover

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Ma vie en Lo-Fi

Synth parts are from a Korg Polysix VST. The Yamaha CS1X appears to be the controller.

Update: added the originals below for reference. The track is from London Grammar, covered by Kavinsky, covered above.

"En attendant la prochaine vidéo sur le Yamaha VSS30 qui arrive sous peu, voici un petit cover fait sous Ableton Live à grand coup de LaunchPad :)

J'ai précisé le contenu des pistes pour plus facilement comprendre à quoi correspondent chaque colonne du Launchpad. Hormis les percussions, les sons viennent du plugin vst du Korg Polysix qui est un synthé que je trouve tout bonnement fantastique.

Et enfin cette vidéo a pour but de montrer qu'il n'est pas nécessaire d'avoir 50 000 instruments pour composer un morceau.

Enjoy ! d^^b"


"Waiting for the next video on the Yamaha VSS30 coming soon, here is a little cover made under Ableton Live with great blow of LaunchPad :)

I have specified the contents of the tracks to more easily understand what each column of the Launchpad corresponds to. Aside from percussion, the sounds come from the plugin vst of the Korg Polysix which is a synth that I find simply fantastic.

And finally this video aims to show that it is not necessary to have 50 000 instruments to compose a piece.

Enjoy! D ^^ b"

Kavinsky - Nightcall (Drive Original Movie Soundtrack)

London Grammar - Nightcall [Official Video]

Roland TR09 & Roland JP8000

Published on Feb 19, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the TR09 drum machine and a JP8000 synthesiser synced together (TR09 MIDI Out to JP8000 MIDI In).

No further processing except for normalisation."

KAWAI K3m Synthesizer Module - Abusing the beast with MAQ 16/3

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Organzoner

"KAWAI K3m Synth, wavetable synth with analog filter. A dirty digital diamond in the deep dark world of forgotten gear from the 80's Doepfer MAQ16/3, Moog SP ripping a hole in spacetime."

The K3/m is not technically a wavetable synth. It has digital waveforms like the KORG DW synths, but does not have wavetables you can scan through like PPG and Waldorf synths. In essence the K3 is closer to PCM based ROMplers than wavetable synths.

qnexus modular jam

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Miles Briand

"I made a sequence on Rene, clocked by Maths, controlling Rings. QuNexus triggering Pico VCO going through Ripples' LP4 filter performed. Mixed signals going into Clouds. No outboard signal processing."

minilogue loopSound0216

Published on Feb 18, 2017 ryouichi harada

Buchla Warp Factor

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Ebotronix

Buchla System # 1
Electrix Warp Factory , the ultimate Vocoder
SPL Gold Mike , tube flair
Lexicon PCM 80/90
Yamaha MCS 2
mackie the mixer²
vid # 1685

Patch n Tweak

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