MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday, March 04, 2017

DSI Pro 2, Moog Mother 32, Supernova II, synth jam

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Seen From Space

"Power supply in one of my Euroracks died, so here's the Mother-32 doing what she does best: THAT bass sound! Hi slow sequence from the Pro 2, and lush pad from Supernova."

ROBOTO Eurorack Voice Changer Module w/ Reverb - Synthrotek Hardware Demo

Published on Mar 4, 2017 synthrotek


Roboto and Reverb"

Wouter van Leeuwen Live @ Kunstbende 2017

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Wouter van Leeuwen

"A 15 minute hardware-only set i played at the DJ contest of Kunstbende, at Poppodium Volt in Sittard, the Netherlands."

This one in via Frank.

The following is a playlist of all of Wouter van Leeuwen's videos on YouTube as of this post. The first few feature the Novation Circuit, BassStation II, and KORG Volcas.

Roland Jupiter 4 Arpeggiator + Pads

Published on Mar 4, 2017 jonathan bruno

"Arpeggiator jam followed by improv inspired by 70's and 80's film soundtracks. One of the greatest analog polysynths ever built."

VCS3 - The Power Of The Darkside!

Published on Mar 4, 2017 100 Things I Do

"I thought I would do a slightly longer video with some VCS3 exploration. To add flavour I have used the Eventide H3000 "A Mixo Air" patch and some Eventide Black Hole reverb.... no they don't pay me LOL.

I had the VCS3 outs patched into the Focusrite ComPounder just to keep the levels from distorting and it also adds some nice warmth to the sound.

I really enjoy some of the sounds that came from this session. I always find it best not to plan an outcome but just go with a 'I wonder what would happen'. I hope you enjoy the sonics :D"

Custom white EMS VCS3.

Vintage Blue Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer with Mod Grip SN B320763

via this auction

Why I love my MicroMonsta by SB-SIX

Published on Mar 4, 2017 SB-SIX

"A tour of the features I really like in the Audiothingies Micromonsta. I forgot to show the modulation matrix though.

I've had the micromonsta a few months now, I think its an amazing little synth. Sounds huge and the interface is really well thought out. Hope you'll find the vid useful."

Crimson Tides [Progressive Techno]: Modular Synth - Analog Rytm - MS20 Mini - Juno 60

Published on Mar 4, 2017 DesertFishHQ

"I came across this nice progression with the Juno arps then layered it with some modal strings from Rings and a warm lead from the MS20."

Playing the FM Bongos with the Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter

Playing the FM Bongos with the Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter from Learning Modular on Vimeo.

"A quick experiment with the Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers/Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter to create a variation of the classic 'Buchla Bongos' sound. I demo both LPG (Low Pass Gate, or filter + VCA) and VCF only modes, and play with the Dynamics Response which simulates a vactrol, with a lot of control over the "speed" of the vactrol (the length of the decay). I really like the sound of this LPG.

The patch is just a sawtooth from a Moog Mother-32 routed to the linear FM input of an Expert Sleepers Disting in mode 4C, with sine wave output. That goes to the Dynamic Impulse Filter (DIF), then out of the synth into the computer - no reverb or processing added. The first half of the video uses the Impulse input of the DIF, which just looks at the rising edge of a trigger coming in and gives its own response; the second half uses the normal Dynamic CV input, which is affected by the envelope coming into it (from a Roland 540, in this case).

The Lifeforms DIF is one of the many modules that will be covered in my upcoming 'Eurorack Expansion' course on and LinkedIn Learning. Learn more at"

Glitchmachines and Tiptop ONE

Glitchmachines and Tiptop ONE from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"Two ONE playing Glitchmachines cards, going through the Z-DSP that switches presets. Z3000 mixed and goes into the Z-DSP."

Sound Diary #17 - E350 & Z DSP

Published on Mar 3, 2017 DivKidVideo

"This sound diary video takes the sounds of the E350 and Z-DSP as heard in the Thonk At-At-At demo video [here]. Figured as it was getting good comments about the drone patch that an enedited and raw version of the audio would be nice to share. So here it is!"

Loose Lips Machine Nuggets :: Lazenbleep Live

Published on Mar 2, 2017 lazenbleep

"A look at my live setup for Loose Lips"

Sonicpotions LXR
Teenage Engineering OP1
Mutable Instruments Anushri

Update: some info on what's going on via lazenbleep:

"I'm George Lazenbleep Hacker, artist and musician based in London. I've been on a mission to make the music I want to hear when I'm drunk and I'm edging closer. I've spent a long time hacking and modifying gear just for the sheer hell of it. Now I'm entirely focused on finding the best gear, through whatever means, to make sweet banging music.

Here’s a look at the equipment used in my current live setup; these are random musings about my favourite gear, and their coolest features. Please follow the links for more info.

Sonicpotions LXR

This is a digital drum synthesiser, available in kit form from a really cool German company. At its heart the LXR is a six voice synthesiser and seven track sequencer. The sound generation is really deep, with four types of drum engine. In theory, these are geared towards kick, toms, snare, clap and cymbals, but in reality the fun is to go much heavier and weirder. You can make some monumentally heavy, sharp kicks with a triangle wave, pitch mod, a transient, drive and sample rate reduction. I like to layer snares and claps together as they both benefit from their own multi-mode filter. There’s also a lot of modulation available both within and inter track, with both control signals and audio available as modulation sources. The main point to make here is that the sound can be both heavy and wild, perfect for electronic music.

A nice modern digital feature is the ability to morph between voice presets with one knob, creating some totally wild in between sounds. The sequencer is both straightforward and deep, with what I consider the essential features for a drum machine; step probability, individual track length (polyrhythms!), two tracks of automation per voice and per step (think Elektrons parameter locks), micro timing (sub steps), voice rolls and shuffle.
The BC third party OS adds user assignable macro knobs, one shot LFO’s, instant pattern switching, per voice pattern switching, and a really cool “segmented” looper. It’s crazy that something so complex is good to use live, but it really is rock solid and a lot of fun on stage.

Teenage Engineering OP1

A synth that famously divides opinions, with many dismissing it as an expensive toy (which it is). The OP1 is also an incredibly deep, left-field machine with unique workflow and sounds. I very much underuse it in my setup; it acts as a midi controller and chord machine, and it's tiny and light, perfect for touring. Ten different synth engines can be used, and they’re all great. One of the major features is simplification, with each engine having up to eight controls and a fun graphical interface.

This ethos is spread throughout the synth and encourages experimentation, you get to unlearn what you think you know and relearn some great eye-ear combinations, via the gorgeous OLED and simple cartoony graphics. There’s a freely assignable LFO per synth, including wacky generators like the radio, mic or gyroscope. It has eight voice effects to choose from, and one master FX slot. The sequencers range from useful to mad, and really encourage experimentation, with drums and synths, they’re all syncable, or not.
Using a four track-style tape as the recorder is both brave and wonderful. There’s a joyful instant vibe to making music, and there’s no undo. Segments of tape can be lifted and dropped into a synth sampler, or sliced in a drum sampler for an instant chop. Talking of the drum sampler, the onboard radio can be recorded and instantly dropped into the sampler, mapping equal segments across the keys. Combine this with a sequencer and it’s very easy to make dance music, which is exactly how dance music should be.

TE are absolute masters of taste, form and function, and i knew i wanted this even before i heard it. It’s impossibly cute, yet sturdy and actually looks exciting, something that’s really important. The screen graphics are really cool, and everything is colour coded to the four encoders, letting you fly before you really know what’s what.

Mutable Instruments Anushri

Before Mutable cornered the modular market, but after they nailed PDA music, Olivier made desktop synths as kits. I’ve owned them all, kept my Shruthi, and am now making sweet arp love with the Anushri. An actual analogue monosynth, like an SH-101, but better, and weirder! It actually has a semi-generative digital drum machine built in, but I don’t use that—for me it’s all about the arps!

Arpeggiators are cheesy, and they’re cheating, and they are completely, 100% dance music. A kick and an arp, what else do you need? The sound is glorious, heavy and weird thanks to FM, oscillator sync, the LFO and DCO. It’s also lovely to play a synth designed by someone who plays synths. A great example of this is the knob that sweeps the envelope between a gate and ADSR. Assign the envelope to your filter, start the arp and say goodbye to the next two hours. There’s also another knob called “Acidity” which adds random accents, mutes and slides to your arp; I have a tendency to leave it at ten.


OTO machines made the Biscuit, arguably the greatest ever bitcrusher. The BIM is a 12-bit digital delay, taking its lead from 80s hardware effects units. The sound is interesting and musical, creatively using the lo-fi nature of 12-bit converters to subtly degrade the signal, and pairing it with analogue technology to smooth it out.

That's not why I bought it though. It's a really fun box to play. It has a concept I call “high wangability”, which means you can really go crazy with it from the front panel. It has a really weird sixteen dot display, that once learned, provides just enough info. There's an LFO that can be used wildly or sparingly, and a freeze function that grabs a bit of the delayed signal and repeats it indefinitely. The BIM has character in both sound and form, and is a friendly little chap in my flightcase."

Moog Sub 37 vs Voyager: Sound Design

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Starsky Carr

"A quick tour of some of the differences and similarities between the Moog Voyager and the Sub 37."

Moog Sub 37 vs Voyager: Sound Design
Moog Sub 37 vs Voyager: Basic Sounds
Moog Sub 37 vs Voyager: Filters

Strymon El Capistan vs Roland RE501 (Moog Mother 32 - Part 1)

Published on Mar 4, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Comparison of the El Capistan and RE501 tape echo in fixed head mode as well as their spring reverbs with a sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser.

RE501 has been panned left throughout (Also its input meter lights up)
El Capistan has been panned right throughout

No further processing except for normalisation."

Batchas presents: Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 - Patch 015 & 016

Published on Mar 3, 2017 batchas

"All sounds Plumbutter 1.
One take.
Delay + reverb effects from Eventide H9 (setting delay or pingpong speed on iPad) + Logic."

Batchas presents: Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 - Patch 015
Batchas presents: Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 - Patch 016
03 03 17 Plumbutter - March 3, 2017 (03)

Yamaha DX7 II Synthesizer (1987) + Roland VP-330 (1979) - Solo Choral

Published on Mar 4, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

solo sound: YAMAHA DX7 II FD FM Synthesizer (1987)
strings and choir sound: Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

I have recorded this video in 2009. Sorry for the bad video quality."

Tangerine Dream -PERGAMON 2017

Published on Mar 4, 2017 graal7

Inspired by pergamon album of TD; 1981
AKA quichotte part 2
moog sub37
korg minilogue and electribe 2

Original Moog Memorymoog Plus with MIDI SN 2514

via this auction

"Original Vintage Moog Memorymoog plus. Recent professional service and calibration. "6 Voices Tuned." This is a customer consignment, and has been used in a nonsmoking, professional studio environment."

Spectral Audio ProTone Analog Rack Synth

via this auction

"This is a great sounding synth, hand made in Switzerland, out of production since 1998, very hard to find, only 450 were made. It can take an external source and mix it with the second oscillator, very nice filter and ring modulator. Midi / CV controlled."

Moog Multimoog Professionally Restored / Serviced

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D Mid-70's SN 6677

via this auction


via this auction


via this auction

Roland Vintage System-100m D-set plus modules and 184 4cv keyboard

via this auction

"D-set plus modules and key.

112 Dual VC0
121 Dual VCF
130 Dual VCA
140 Dual ENV
150 noise LFO
140 Dual Env
182 Sequenser
172 delay/phaser
132 Mixer
191-J Rack
191-J Rack
184 4cv Poly Keyboards"

Roland JUPITER-8

via this auction

Roland SH-5

via this auction

A little tune on an Oberheim FVS-1 (and an Estradin Effect-2 phaser)

Published on Dec 1, 2016 synthead

Oberheim FVS-1 pad in unison mode (with an Estradin Effect-2 phaser)

Published on Dec 1, 2016 synthead

Playing a TR-606 ... naked!

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2012 synthead

"Sorry boys and girls, I'm not naked, the synth is."

Metasonix S-1000 vs Марш УДС

Published on Oct 8, 2016 synthead

A little introduction to the Formanta UDS

Published on Jan 5, 2017 synthead

A tour of the sounds and guts of a Soviet EMI RITM-2 synthesizer

Published on Mar 3, 2017 synthead

QUADNIC 64 Waveform - Studio Electronics, Eurorack Modular Synth

Published on Dec 27, 2016 official quelltll

"QUADNIC 64 Waveform - Studio Electronics , Eurorack Modular Synth"

Braids Waveform - Mutable Instruments, Eurorack Modular Synth

Published on Dec 27, 2016

"Braids Waveform - Mutable Instruments, Eurorack Modular Synth."

"Oscillator" Soulsby Synthesizers Oscitron

Published on Mar 4, 2017 official quelltll

"dot melody - Ableton Live - Beatstep Pro - Oscitron - 2hp VCA - RME Fireface UC - Ableton Live - Eventide Blackhole - SONY a7"

“16 types of Filters” Soulsby Oscitron

Published on Mar 4, 2017

Rick Reed - Buchla and Korg synthesizers

Published on Mar 3, 2017 Rick Reed

"Dali looks on with interest as to what the wok is cooking at Casa Magnetica. You're going to love it here, it's a great place to be."

01 - Rumore Rosa: Le Onde Quadre

Published on Mar 4, 2017 pcna

"Prima Puntata di Rumore Rosa, la mia rubrica dedicata all' audio.

Per definizione lo scopo dell' audiofilo è il raggiungimento della riproduzione di un evento sonoro quanto più reale possibile. Se l' evento da riprodurre non fosse reale?

Da un' idea di Bebo Moroni una serie di video dove racconterò agli audiofili la storia della musica elettronica, le tecniche di sintesi e di manipolazione del suono."


"First Episode of Pink Noise, my phone book dedicated to 'Audio.

By definition, the purpose of 'audiophile is the achievement of playing a sound event as real as possible. If the 'event to be played is not real?

From a 'idea of Bebo Moroni a series of videos where audiophiles will tell the history of electronic music, the techniques of synthesis and sound manipulation."

MS20 race sound

Published on Mar 4, 2017 se7ense7

"Using feedback from the headphones out to control CV of VCO2 (set to ring mod)."

PO-32 "Tonic" by Teenage Engineering - First Look

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Stochastic Design

"We play around a bit with the new Pocket Operator from Teenage Engineering, showing a little bit of the integration with external software, as well as some of its sound capabilities and live playback possibilities."

Stringed Chorrus

Published on Mar 4, 2017 SOUND DBLER

"Sounds of the Eminent 310 string organ 1"

Yamaha Montage 6 switchtohaven

Published on Mar 4, 2017 geert deman

"enjoy the music sounds of Yamaha Montage"

Wipers from the other side

Published on Mar 4, 2017 WilyEPeyote

"New thing today with added Lyra"

Roland Cloud Anthology 1987 review | Roland D50 VST

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Roland have at last released an official VST plugin of their legendary Roland D-50 synthesizer. They call it Anthology 1987. Last time we did an audio shootout with a real vintage D50 but today we will do an in-depth demo and review of the software and I will give you my opinions and final verdict on this exciting release and the Roland Cloud concept."

Follow-up to this post.

DL - Techno Live Set 2017 #08

Published on Mar 4, 2017 DL Live

"Techno Live Session with Elektron and Roland machines."

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Controlled with a Solar Energy Cell

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Reuben Jones

"Really simple."

Korg VolcaKick - First hands and jamming with Tr09, VolcaSample / VolcaBeats (Riamiwo StudioVlog 26)

Published on Mar 4, 2017 riamiwovideos

"This week I got the new Korg VolcaKick.
So unboxing and testing.... and finally did a jamsession with the Roland Tr-09 and the VolcaBeats and VolcaSample - a big drum setup :)
The Vlog about syncing all my gear will follow next week because a MemoryCard crashed and I lost a huge part of the footage:(

Korg VoltaKick, VolcaSample and VolcaBeats
Roland Tr09

Get my latest release at Beatport:"

Parallels (Eurorack + Guitar Ambient)

Published on Mar 3, 2017 S. B. Arweiler

"Guitar looped with Boss RC-1 Loop Station and processed through EHX Memory Boy, Mutable Instruments Clouds and Make Noise Erbe-Verb. Additional sounds from MusicThing RadioMusic and Harvestman Piston Honda Mk II. Reverb via EHX Cathedral added in Mixer.

Gear used:
- 3U/104HP Eurorack modular
- Fender Squier Jazzmaster
- iPad w/ Samplr
- Pedals: Boss RC-1 Loop Station, Electro-Harmonix Cathedral, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy"

Psytrance with Korg volca kick & Korg Sigma - demo from Warstat #44 :o)=

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Druweed

Behringer Considering a Minimoog Model D Clone

Update: renders & initial specs posted here.

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Thoughts? Is this ethical considering Moog Music has already re-issued the original Minimoog Model D? A cheaper clone would undoubtedly hurt Moog's income, potentially making it more difficult for them to make new products. Does that matter to you? Feel free to leave a comment below.

"Thanks for the great feedback. I certainly respect everyone's opinion and emotions.

Allow me to share my view:

Our loyalty is always with our customers and hence we build what they request. This is what we stand for and this will never change.

The general rule and the law clearly describe that technology is free for everyone to use, provided it is not protected. You may have a different personal view, but that's how our society and every industry works - again why the law has been designed the way it is.

In case of the MiniMoog there is no IP (Intellectual Property) involved as the technology is more than 40 years old and all patents have long expired. As a result, the property is now in the public domain, free for everyone to use. Without this principle there would only be one car or synthesizer manufacturer in the world.
For this exact reason you will find many companies who are manufacturing replicas of all sorts, including the MiniMoog - simply google it.

We believe there are two typical types of customers:

The ones who aspire to purchase the original product and provided they can afford the price, they will buy such a high-priced product.
It is well known marketing knowledge, that lower cost and competing products do contribute to more awareness and hence stimulate both ends of the market.
Many companies such as Tesla, Toyota etc. have now opened their patents to the public domain to allow other manufacturers to enter the same market and actually compete with them.

Open source and open innovation are now trends that you'll find in many industries, simply because the benefit of collaboration outweighs protection of your IP.

Our primary customer is not the well-off doctor or lawyer, but the people with much less income. I was a struggling musician myself when I started my business 30 years ago and I made it my mission in life to enable musicians to pursue their musical dreams without financial obstacles.

This is the reason why we work with extremely slim margins and consequentially our focus must be on achieving high volume production as otherwise we couldn't survive.

When you work with such slim margins, aside from research and development, much effort goes into DFM (Design for Manufacturing), DFC (Design for Cost) and production engineering etc.

We employ over 400 engineers in MUSIC Group and we're hiring 100 more. You will find our engineering facilities in the UK, US, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, China, Philippines etc. If you're interested, feel free to drop by at our offices and meet our fantastic people.

Perhaps this synth is a great little project to demonstrate how the design process works and I am happy to involve you in the development.
Since the development has been done 40 years ago, it is a rather minimal engineering effort and once we have a working prototype and a projected price, we can then decide whether we will bring this product to market or not.

Someone here in the forum had a great idea to pack this synth into a compact Eurorack format and this coincides with some of our engineers' ideas. I will have our designers to come up with a quick design draft for you to comment on.



via Gearslutz.

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