MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Moog Mother 32 Unboxing and Demo

Published on Feb 26, 2017 Caalamus

"Unboxing & getting acquainted with my new Moog Mother 32! Deconstructing my first Patch... I recorded this like mid December of 2016 & I edited the video shortly thereafter. But it just felt like it was lacking something.

Maybe two weeks ago, I got the idea to record some more footage/audio of me Tuning up another Patch, a Lead ...& noodling over the existing Patch. Then, of course once I got started, I got carried away & wound up creating Animations & everything else :P

So here it is! My Moog Mother 32 Video. Hope you dig it! Let me know what you think... good or bad. All info is valuable :]

Thanks for tuning in!

0:00 Gum flapping 'bout the packaging...

1:07 Build quality...

2:08 First Tuning experience thoughts...

2:57 The first Patch...

8:02 Reflections on the Sequencer...

9:06 Dissecting the Patch one Pot at a time...

10:51 Getting distracted by the Filter...

11:47 Back to the explanation...

13:28 Dissecting the Patch one Cable at a time...

19:23 Final thoughts & a message from Dr. Bob..."

JAM #8 Elektron MachinedrumUW+ DSI MophoX4

Published on Mar 7, 2017 MPTY

"An improvised jam, just a Machinedrum and a Mophox4, as usual."

Roland DJ-70 w/ DJ Scratch Wheel SN ZE32899

via this auction

"Upgraded to the maximum amount of RAM. (4 megabytes / 90 seconds mono.)
Stereo sampling. 24 voices polyphony.

Great cosmetic condition. Super clean.
All keys, buttons and outputs / inputs work.
Floppy drive works perfectly.
Screen has dimmed but is still completely readable.
"Turntable" wheel functions 100% normally.

Only minor issue is alpha dial can skip values if moved quickly.
Works normally if you go slow."

Vintage Arp Odyssey MK1

via this auction

"This unit is in great shape cosmetically, looks very clean. It also just got back from servicing. Apparently previous owner had tried some DIY repairs and done a poor job of it, and it came to me needing work. I sent it to a professional tech that completed servicing it did a nice job cleaning the internals, securing all the boards in place, replacing necessary capacitors, rebuilding the keyboard (plays very nice), servicing the sliders (they all move smoothly). Two of the sliders were replaced with the newer LED lit sliders.

It's 98% functional at this point, all the features working as they should. The only issue is the tracking on the oscillators. If they are tuned together while playing a single note, they will get out of tune with each other the further up or down the keyboard you move away from the starting tuning note. After about an octave is becomes somewhat noticeable and at 2 octaves there is definite detuning sound. This is the last step the tech did not have time to troubleshoot. Otherwise it is working great.

I believe this to be a MkI internally but with the black/gold case and a knob style tuning section (unlike the push pads on MkIIs and MkIII). So probably a late MkI during a transition period between Mk1 and Mk2. It has the Arp 4023 filter. The serial plate/number is missing (and oddly there is a 3260 model serial number on this but it is not related to Odyssey model number)" SN 0168

Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer Demo

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Kraft Music

"Get a great deal on a Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer at Kraft Music:

Peter Brown from Roland plays the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer at Kraft Music.

The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play – and so much more.

For a great deal on the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer and the rest of the Roland Aira Line, Be sure to visit Kraft Music!"

L-1 Quad VC Resonant Equalizer

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Quad VC Resonant Equalizer from L-1 is a 4CH parametric EQ with full voltage control over each parameter. It can be used as a single quad EQ or as four independent filters. Each channel is complete with resonance switches as well as bandwidth controls. Channels 1 and 4 can be switched from Bandpass filters to Lowpass and Highpass, to provide a full spectrum EQ.

In this patch the output of the Mannequins Just Friends is filtered by the L-1 VC EQ. Each of the 4 bands from the VC EQ is mixed by the Verbos Scan and Pan, which is controlled by envelope generators Triggered by the Malekko Varigate 8+.

Available here:"

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Korg Monologue Sounds by Cray

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Cray

Baseck Muskrat Jam

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Møffenzeef Mødular

"Baseck stopped by last night for some chinese food and modular jams. Here's a nice little clip of him shredding on the Møffenzeef drum machine with a focus on the Muskrat."

Sequential Prophet VS Synthesizer - eDrumming with Bidule

Published on Mar 7, 2017 BecauseDrumGeek

This is the legendary Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Digital Vector Synthesizer from 1986! added to an e-drum-setup.

This video is meant to show you that it is possible to integrate melody play from a hardware synth (or of course any soft-synth) into your e-drumming by playing only 1 zone (e.g. the bow of a cymbal pad) for each programmed cycle of notes/accords (no matter how many notes in one cycle!...).

A second melody is triggered by a second zone (e.g. the edge of a cymbal pad). It doesn't matter where you have stopped: hiitting the other zone will always launch the first note of the other cycle.

A third zone is meant to stop and reset it all.

Forget about using samples in a sampler tool. Triggering a synthesizer directly is so much more comfortable!!!

And please don't think that it is easy to handle a synth with drum pads: every new hit has to replace the note before...

So you'll need a wizard:
Plogue's Bidule makes it possible!!!"

Lightfinger - Moonrise Jam with Novation Circuit & Launch Control XL

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Lightfinger

"This live jam uses my Launch Control XL Notes Template for Novation Circuit. This was recorded directly to a Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP and has no additional processing.

All of my Launch Control XL templates can be downloaded for free from my website here:

I am using Lightfinger's Scientifix Sample Set, with the exception of 1 additional sample. This Sample Set can be downloaded for free from my website here:

The patches I am using are from Lightfinger's Circuit Patches - Volume 1 and are available for purchase at"


Details are in. Via MOOGFEST:

"Over 150 participating artists including Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Jessy Lanza, Simian Mobile Disco, Moor Mother, Syrinx, Visible Cloaks, Princess Nokia, and Function added to growing list of Moogfest 2017 participants

Gotye Presenting a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey, The Center for Deep Listening Honoring Pauline Oliveros, and Peanut Butter Wolf Honoring Bernie Worrell and Other Musicians We’ve Lost

Over forty performing artists also leading workshops and sessions in four-day conference program

The independent, annual, four-day festival will take place in
Durham, North Carolina from May 18-21, 2017. This year marks its 11th iteration honoring the spirit of inventor Bob Moog.

$249 for 3-Day General Admission and $499 for 3-Day VIP

All prices exclusive of applicable fees.

Durham, NC (March 7, 2017): Today, Moogfest reveals its lineup of musical performers, led by Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Simian Mobile Disco, Syrinx, Jessy Lanza, and Function. Building on the experimental format of previous years, Moogfest continues to integrate Future Sound (performances) and Future Thought (conference) programming, with many of these artists also leading sessions during the daytime conference program.

Moogfest’s trademark mix of intimate venues and masterful collaborations creates an unforgettable experience festival-goers will not find anywhere else. Experimental electronic and avant-garde dance music is complemented by thematic programming like Black Quantum Futurism, Protest, and Techno-Shamanism that span day-into-night. This year returns with adventurous formats such as live film scores, an overnight live music sleep concert, prelude to sleep listening parties, long-form durational performances, and presentations by leading Instrument Designers.

Moogfest has also invited artists including Gotye and Peanut Butter Wolf to help honor some of the innovative musicians we lost in 2016, including Jean-Jacques Perrey, Pauline Oliveros, Bernie Worrell and Keith Emerson. This 2017 lineup reinforces Moogfest’s commitment to bold experimentation, with some of the most important musicians and thinkers of our day helping to blur the lines between audience and artist, conversation and collaboration, technology and creativity.



"A small selection of samples from Glitchmachines HYBRD card for Tiptop Audio eurorack module ONE

ONE is in trigger mode / quantized pitch. Triggered from Trigger Riot, pitch CV from Z8000 and Pressure Points


Tiptop BD808, HH909, MA808"

Moog Mother 32 & Line 6 Verbzilla

Published on Mar 7, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Mother 32 synthesiser through the Verbzilla reverb. The Verbzilla has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Roland Museum 360° Video & Google Streetview Inside the Roland Museum

Published on Jan 18, 2017 Roland Experience Channel

Note: You'll need a browser that supports 360° video for this one. You'll find a link to the Google Streetview of the inside below.

Check it out here.

Nice Roland System 700!

via Roland:

"At the Roland R&D Center in Hamamatsu, Japan, we maintain a private museum that exhibits Roland and BOSS musical instruments that date all the way back to our foundation in 1972 and span the genre-defining musical eras of the '80s and '90s. The instruments on display are extremely important to us, and are still used as references for current product development.

While the museum is not open to the public, we are pleased to provide exclusive online access through a 360-degree VR experience. You can view the museum in a guided 360-degree video tour, or explore the displays at your own pace with a virtual walk-through in Google Street View.

"The History of Roland Innovation" exhibit presents many vintage musical instruments, from synthesizers, pianos, and organs to electronic drums, guitar products, recorders, sequencers, and more. We hope you enjoy your visit!"

CV Toolkit – Mod7 Pack Overview

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Spektro Audio

"This is the overview video for the new CV Toolkit Mod7 module pack.
The Mod7 pack includes 7 modules:

• AutoSlide: 0:27
• Drunk Modulator: 1:19
• Function Generator: 2:15
• Game Controller: 3:32
• Infinite Sequencer: 4:06
• Loop Extractor: 5:21
• Variable Clock: 6:46"

Radikal Technologies Spectralis

via this auction

Custom Roland TB-303 Devilfish 1984 White

via this auction

"This is an original Roland TB-303 "Devilfish" with just about every modification Robin Whittle could stuff in this thing. It has more features than I can list. It has all sorts of output and input options, memory related switches, etc.

The white case is a custom anodized aluminum case by Martin Rothlisburger in Switzerland.

This 303 has a few problems. The DIN jack is damaged, and the resonance potentiometer has a damaged track. It still works good, but in some resonance settings, the resonance goes way into self oscillation.

Everything else is fine. It also has blue leds."

Roland SH-101 Blue + Modgrip

via this auction

Roland SH-2000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 352669

via this auction

Note this is the one featured in this video.

Powertran Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synth

via this auction

"Excellent synth, in great working order. Sounds amazing.
These were originally sold as a kit which you built yourself in the late 70s to Early 80s.

In good condition.. Scuffs and marks as you would expect from a synth of this age.

Only thing is that the base panel is missing! I bought it like this.. Works fine though and does not affect the workability of the synth!

This synth has also been fitted with CV in and Out"

Linn Linndrum w/ Sidestick Tuning Mod, LM1 EPROMS, Factory Sounds, MIDI, Manuals

via this auction

"This is a very well-cared for fully-functional Linndrum that has been in my possession for the last decade and hasn't left my home studio. But it is not a normal Linndrum, it's special. The previous owner was obsessed with Prince, so much so he had a Sidestick tuning mod added. What this accomplishes is that by installing some original LM-1 EPROMS and switching them around, he was able to have a tunable kick, snare, and sidestick playing all at the same time - basically making a LM-1 / Linndrum combo! When I bought this from him I had all of the original Linndrum factory EPROMS put back in, but I still have the LM-1 EPROMS in case the buyer is interested in doing this LM-1 hybrid. It's certainly fun to feel like Prince at a fraction of the cost!

The machine is also fully MIDIfied by the JL Cooper Electronics mod and works flawlessly. It comes with manual and some paperwork, and of course a power cord."

Oberheim OB-Xa with MIDI

via this auction

Regarding what's at the bottom right of the modulation section, from the listing: "I had designed a x10 memory expansion for my Roland D-550 and had plans of doing the same for the Oberheim. However I never got around to actually implementing it. As a result there is a non functional10 position thumbwheel switch."

Synth Rorschach #52: Roland JD-Xi synthesizer demo | sthlm2

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"My own Roland JD-Xi synthesizer pattern and demo with footage shot in Stockholm on a late summer day."

Synth Rorschach at 1:04. What does it remind you of?

Something Wicked Fun This Way Comes

Published on Mar 7, 2017 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

For the past two months I have been designing something mysterious and interesting. In this somewhat misleading teaser video I am tweaking its extreme aspects, a series of acid tests meant to discover its limits. The design intent is quite different from what you see here. It will still do these things if that's the sort of things you are into. I hope to have more to show very soon. Stay tuned."

PO-32 "Tonic" Fast Guide

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Stochastic Design

"A quick walkthrough of the features of the PO-32 'Tonic' Pocket Operator by Teenage Engineering."

Roland Juno-106 PlugOut for System-8 Demo by Mike Pensini

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Mike Pensini

"A walkthrough of some of the preset patches from the System-8 PlugOut in the Roland System-8 synthesizer."

Time Machine - 64+1 patches for Korg Minilogue

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"64 + 1 patches for Korg Minilogue. When I received my Minilogue I was not in the mood for it. In fact, I was kind of a disappointed when I pressed the keys and hear it. After one week and a lot of work with my new studio location, I (re)discovered the Minilogue and I payed more attention to it. And right there, it was that feeling, and I was like traveling with a Time Machine, being able to create vintage sounds (helped by the noise of the delay) from vintage times...
Hoping you'll like too these sounds, here they are, in a short and partial video of the patches.

Patches can be purchased from:

PS: in this video I used a small amount of reverb and the onboard delay of the Minilogue, on some patches.

Monologue and Volca Kick Tips form KORG

Korg Monologue and Volca Kick: An Earth-Shaking, All-Analog Bass and Rhythm Section

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Korg

"Holding down bass- and kick- duties in force, the Korg Monologue and Volca Kick create a powerful, all analog rhythm section at a price accessible to a huge range of musicians. Synced via analog pulse for additional ease of use, Monologue and Kick shine in this video, where Korg’s Nick Kwas shows how to dial in a bass and kick pattern from scratch in seconds."

Korg Monologue Quick Tip: Audio Feedback Loop

Published on Mar 7, 2017

"With Korg Monologue’s external audio input, users can route Monologue’s own audio output back into its input, to pass through its built-in analog overdrive effect and powerful analog resonant low pass filter twice! Use this trick to generate a feedback loop, bring in external audio, or create powerful drones with just a single 1/4” patch cable."


RECO-SYNTH FANTASMO :::: PEDAIS from arthur joly on Vimeo.

Erica Synths Pico MOD demo

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Pico MOD is a voltage controlled amplifier (VCA) and an ASR envelope generator in a 3hp eurorack module!" ✈ Grand Teminal: scanning mode, Gateway, update via audio

Published on Mar 7, 2017 TheEndorphines

What do the cow settings do?

"Life is a trip! ✈
We introduce undocumented before Grand Terminal scanning modes:

- Hold TYPE + MODE_A for Gate A scanning
- Hold TAP + MODE_B for GateB scanning
- Hold TYPE + TAP for effects scanning.
Press that combinations again for turn the scanning off.
The sounds obtained by Scanning Mode are experimental – due to processor specifications there occur glitches between skipping the filters/effects. Test your settings at lower volumes first.

Grand Terminal v. 1.6 update: (further documentation is updated shortly):
- improvements in filters and effects
- VCF/VC(F)A mode revised
- CV sampling frequency increased twice
- all next updates after current could be done via audio (you have to update to v1.6 or later once with USB first)

Music sketches by Principal Uno ("

Crumar BitOne

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Joakim Floke

"Crumar Bit One. A 6 voice, 2 DCO(?) poly-synth with the CEM3328 filterchips. I really like it, some really don't.. It's a "bit" special, the oscillators are not like the usual ones. These are pure digital."


Published on Mar 7, 2017 K0MABA

Elektron Analog RYTM Jam in a Car

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Lingk

"The Power is out, So Why not Jam in my car with the Elektron Analog RYTM. Enjoy!"

ARP Quadra Poly Synth section - DJI Phantom 4 1st flight

Published on Mar 7, 2017 Eyepatch Entertainment

"ARP Quadra Poly Synth section live - filter modulated by Moog MF-102 LFO output. 96khz record

DJI Phantom 4 flight one - tested with grading 4k mode"

Holy modulation! A little introduction to the Kawai/Teisco 100F synthesizer

Published on Mar 7, 2017 synthead


Modifying an EMI RITM-2 MIDI controller for better pitch and filter control

Published on Mar 6, 2017 synthead

vintage gear electro - Juno 6, Telemark, DX21, CS-10, S-950

Published on Mar 6, 2017 Michal Patulski

"Sequenced with Atari ST. Recorded live on analogue tape."

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