MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Polivoks Demo

Синтезатор Поливокс - звуки природы | Polivoks synth - nature sounds

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Pulsar

"Звуковые эксперименты на синтезаторе Поливокс. Все звуки в картине синтезированы.
Наибольший эффект можно получить используя наушники.

Sound experiments on the Polyvox synthesizer. All the sounds in the video were synthesized.
Use headphones."

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

They will be at SUPERBOOTH17:

"We present an authentic reincarnation of the legendary soviet synthesizer Polivoks, with some additional features making it easier to be integrated in contemporary studio or live situations. The enclosure is sturdy but lightweight and fits in most handbags thus perfectly ready for the gig. All units are handcrafted and meticulously checked and tuned."

How to create a bell sound on a synthesizer (Novation Circuit vs. Waldorf Blofeld)

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Alex S.

"In this (slightly long-ish) video I try to recreate an actual bell sound on the Novation Circuit and on the Waldorf Blofeld."

'Infatuation' - ngarjuna

Published on Apr 16, 2017 ngarjuna

"Modular Jam 74 - 'Infatuation'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2017 Acid Coast

Patch Notes:
Drums in Patterning

Acid Voices
Abstrakt Instruments Avalon
Proco Rat

S&H Filter Lead
Rubicon (Sigmoid and Pulse mix) out to Omsonic RNF
TZFM to Rubicon from Pittsburgh Oscillator (enveloped by Octocontroller SQR LFO)
Hard sync'd to Pittsburgh Oscillator SQR
Octocontroller S&H CV to Omsonic CV A
Maths envelope to Omsonic CV B (triggered by Sequencer One)
Octocontroller TRI LFO and Wogglebug STEPPED to Omsonic V/oct
to uVCA enveloped by Maths

Red Acid

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Zachary Berry

"Avalon Bassline, TR-707 and a TC Flashback pedal"

X1L3 - Circuit bent casio PT30 + CBUK CB55 drum module - darkwave synth jam

Published on Apr 16, 2017 manufacturedZ3R0

"Live key jam focussed on subtle use of the delay and ruiner mods. Under pinned by a CB55 drum module built using the board available at:

Not an overly bent or warped session, but a slick example of what a bent casio can sound like when modified with some finesse.

The CB55 has some mods applied which i've documented and made available through a few avenues such as the synth diy page and my own page on facebook.

Incoming midi to the midi to gate in the eurorack is used to trigger the CB55 along with an AR generator routed to a filter which the drums are passed through. An AR generator is also routed to the filter in the PT30 to gate its filter via the cv input. The filter is gated by the AR generator through the first half and then the cutoff opened up for the melody for the latter section.

The ruiner mod is used subtly through the whole session to shift the wave form of the PT30 for an animated waveshaping/PWM type effect. In a different arena, as with the delay, it can be used to totally screw up the output of the keyboard. Which i'll show in another more extreme upload.

13 raw circuit bends - extreme pitch control - drum/chord/bass boost/mute etc etc.
Ruiner - ringmod/distortion.
Digital delay untethered to behave as a bent delay pedal would.
Sallen key resonant low pass filter.

Lacking the midi of my PT80 configuration but compensating for it with far more mods and a much wider scope on the fucked up spectrum."

Buchla Sketch

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Oren Levy

"After months and months of waiting for parts and building a Buchla 208 Rev 2, it is finally complete."

RIP David Alan Luce - Former President of Moog Music & Creator of the Polymoog

News is in that Dave Luce passed away yesterday, April 15, at the age of 80.  That's him working on the Polymoog back in the day.   I spotted the image and news in this tweet by @casadistortion.

"RIP David Luce, designer of the groundbreaking Polymoog."

You can find a video interview with Dave Luce in NAMM's Oral Histories site here.

See here for a polymoog promotional film featuring David Luce.

via The Buffalo News:

"After a brief stint at Sperry Rand, where he worked on high-speed digital circuitry, Mr. Luce joined Moog Music in 1972 and invented the first commercial polyphonic synthesizer, the Polymoog.

He became head of engineering, was promoted to president of Moog in 1981, and became a co-owner in 1984. He oversaw and contributed directly to the development of Moog synthesizers and other products.

In developing those instruments, he worked with Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake & Palmer and many other artists on whose music his innovations had a significant impact.

After Moog closed in 1987, Mr. Luce embarked on a new career, helping to develop and refine ophthalmic diagnostic instruments at Reichert Technologies. In 2000 he made an important discovery relating to properties of the cornea, and in 2005 he published a now widely cited paper that earned him recognition as the 'Father of Corneal Biomechanics.'"

And via Marc Doty, aka Automatic Gainsay:

"Dave Luce has passed away.

Bill Waytena, the guy who bought R.A. Moog and turned it into Moog Music in the early part of the 70s, hired Dave to create a polyphonic synthesizer. The synthesizer he created was the Polymoog.

The Polymoog was a complicated design that tried to cope with the issues involved in creating an articulated polyphonic design. Polyphonic electronic keyboards had been created for years, going back to 1937, when Harald Bode created the Warbo Formant Organ. But the problem with applying Bob Moog's synthesis concept to polyphony was that the user was probably going to want each voice to be fully articulated... and that was complex and expensive.

Dave's design essentially addressed the challenge by creating an IC chip for each key that gave each key a synthesizer.

The Polymoog was riddled with challenges and failings, but overall, it was a huge success... being the first, and most effective, application of voltage control to polyphony.

Of course, it couldn't have a ladder filter per key, which meant that the Polymoog had great presets, but fell short when it came to polyphonic synthesis.

Bob described Dave as pursuing overly-complicated designs. Anyone who has ever owned or repaired a Polymoog, should probably agree.

But still... the Polymoog got us started in the modern age, and it was a popular and useful design. Dave Luce worked hard for Moog Music, and is responsible for a lot in regard to that which was created by that company in the 1970s.

Thank you, Dave, for all of your great work.…/david-alan-luce-moog-president-pi…/

P.S. We should also thank Keith Emerson... because his input on the Apollo design led to the improved Polymoog."

You can check out the Moog Apollo in the Bob Moog Foundation Archives videos posted here.

Update via Ben Luce in the comments:

"This is Ben Luce, Dave Luce's son. I appreciate the commentary above very much.
Thank you for posting it. I would like to comment though that I have never agreed
with Bob Moog's characterization of my father as pursuing overly-complicated designs.
As your good commentary above notes, my Dad was struggling with very complicated design issues
with the polymoog, and was doing so in era where integrated circuits and instruments of the complexity
of the polymoog were quite new and unexplored.

But perhaps more to the point, to my understanding the primary failing of the poly was that the individual
circuit cards for each key were not soldered down: They were intentionally left removable because
there was some well grounded concern that voltage spikes from bad power on the grid
could cause the special chips that each carried to fail occasionally, necessitating
occasional replacements. As it turned out, these chips almost never failed, which I think is a testament to
the careful design of the chips in terms of component tolerances and such, and of the circuitry
that supported them. So in fact, the failure was really an engineering problem, not
a failure of my Dad's design work per se. Moreover, my Dad worked on all sorts of synthesizers for
Moog Music after that, and created some before that, and in no way were these generally plagued by some
tendency towards over complicated design. The same holds for his subsequent work on
ophthalmic instruments, which led to him finally to be recognized widely as "The Father
of Corneal Biomechanics".

In truth, my father actually loved and sought simplicity in
his work wherever it could be found. He was a true physicist, and physicists are steeped in the
virtues of simplicity and symmetry and mathematical beauty from the get-go.

Finally, it should be mentioned in this context that Bog Moog only worked directly with my
father for a few years, and I don't believe he worked very directly with him on
detailed circuit design issues, except perhaps when my Dad was first involved with improving
some of Bob's older designs. Bog also made those comments long after having left the company for
reasons that had little to do with my father, and that these may reflect some overall bitterness
about that not related to my Dad. For my Dad's part, I never heard him say an ill word about Bog.
He greatly admired Bob's work, and was proud to worked for him and for Moog Music in general."

Update: see this post for a recent restoration of David Alan Laces Polymoog.

a standing still stunt 2017 04 16

Published on Apr 16, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"Using the classic ipad app Samplr, through the Moog MF104z analog delay, together with a Phaser beat and Cluster Flux hihats played on the MPC1000... and Moog RME handling the bass duties.
#soundsketch #moog #ipad #samplr #analogdelay #clusterflux #moogerfooger #phaser #mpc #rme"

Pin Electronics & Ramcur Portabella preview RingMod and FilterMod.

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

Vintage Oberheim SEM SN 0191

via this auction

"For sale is a vintage oberheim SEM module. It is factory powered. It is 40 years old this year! The date and serial where probably hand written by Tom way back when..

It is fully working with one minor issue. The lp/hp/bp knob is scratchy when you turn it but only when you turn it. No noise when it is stationary. The synth was serviced by switched on in Austin two years ago.

See my other auctions. Spring cleaning in the studio."

Roland SH-1

Published on Apr 16, 2017 SSM Curtis

"Roland SH-1, 1978, 1 VCO, Sub OSC, four OTA-stages with CA3080"


Nodes - Special eMotion

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"I hope, my friends, you all had a beautiful day! Sending my love to you!
atmo: Korg microKorg XL,
pads: Roland JU-06,
drums: Roland JD-Xi,
sequence: Virus Ti2,
lead: Promars System-1,
Delay: Roland Demora.
Both microKorg XL and JU-06 are sequenced by Ableton.


Generative Music by Gibran Curtiss

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Gibran Curtiss


1. Generative music - part I

"Still an embryonic project of Generative Music in Arduino plataform and Midi protocol using simple biological algorithms to birth , growth, reproduction and death , together with locomotion and collision . This video was the result of one day of coding, so.... The 4 tempo was reduced to 1 to make a little short video. Long journey yet to come."

2. Generative Music - part II

"Second video of generative music project.
Arduino Uno replaced by Arduino Mega.
Arduino goes to USB MIDI interface, that goes to laptop running ableton driving 3 Midi channels.
The original algorithm was improved a lot and were added some controls to make intentional transitions.

Credits: Adam Kumpf for the core algorithm."

3. Generative music - part III

"Another sample with a generative music Arduino prototype."

4. Generative Music - part IV

"Another great step forward to my generetive music project.
These are the 2 major changes in project:
a)the first 3 videos I've made, the Arduino was connected to a laptop by MIDI. Now 2 full 5V CV OUTs available (3 at the moment I'm writing this) :-) provided by a DAC MCP4725
b)improvement into evolution algorithm allowing to choose to evolute or not each parameter individually. This way we can let the machine evolute by itself and then step in anytime to control the evolution.
Finally the unit is connected to a real modular synth!!! I'm very very really happy!!!!!!!!.
This video is a very simple path:
-one CV to a Qu-Bit Chord
-another CV to 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator."

5. Generative Music V

"This is the 5th video of an Arduino Generative Music project. Finally a reasonable result. 4 midi channel / 4 CV outputs (0-5V). In this video only 2 channels used."

6. Generative Music Part VI

"This is the Part VI of the Generative Music project. A friend asked me to explore all 4 channels. So here it is. A lot better that last one video. But still a lot to improve on the next. Remember that this project is a SUPPORT tool to provide some melody, not make an entire song. Now the next goal is to attach a solar panel and some sensors : temperature , pressure, light, air humidity, soil humidity, wind velocity. All together and a little math will be able to make music according to weather variations including wake up and go to sleep. It will be an self sufficient being. Like a mini Frankenstein that makes music."

7. Generative Music part VII

"This time the fully functional prototype of the generative music module patched to the 4MS SMR passing thru a custom Spring Reverb.
One square wave oscillator with a fixed frequency feeding the 4MS input.
The final configuration of the module is :
-4 (0V to +5V) CV outs with buffered MCP4725 DACs.
-1 Trigger out with led indicator;
-parameter / value knobs to control the internal variables;

Again, some code improvements to do a better control over the note distribution to CVs.
The evolution of the generative module was locked this time just to play around with 4MS, basically, the same melody all the time but exploring the internal variations of the CVs.
Remember that the whole sound was played ONLY by the 4MS. No drum machines, no other modules."

8. Generative Music part VIII

"This time added a control to interval or cycle a group of 2,4,8,16,32 notes.
Unfortunately this project will be suspended for a while.
The effort now is to develop better melodies but I dont have much time exclusively to it.
Thank you!"

Roland JP-08 Exploring Jupiter 2017 Analog Circuit Behavior Synthesizer JP8 Rik Marston

Published on Apr 16, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JP-08 'Exploring Jupiter' 2017
by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!!!
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!!**

The Roland Boutique JP-08 JUPITER-8
recreation with K-25M keyboard in an
extensive deep TWEAKING showing off
the power of the JP-08 & it's ACB technology.
I have owned a Jupiter-8 (see my video for it)
and YES the JP-08 can sound like it but it
lacks some of the warmth & charm that a real
JP8 has that it can only produce. That being said,
the JP-08 is FANTASTIC for sound design &
music composition. The JP-08 sounds & behaves
just like a Jupiter-8. Perfect for the person who
craves a JP8 but has a limited budget or just
wants to save a bit. It can be a fight to shape
the right TUNING (as you will hear in the video demo)
the little sliders makes it hard to hit the right sweet spot.
A external midi controller with a ton of assignable
sliders will be a blast to use to control the JP-08.
It's made for all genres, not just the local eighties
cover bands, but serious audio tweakers who need
some serious kit to mold their specific needs into life.
I am using a Roland V-Synth as a MIDI CONTROLLER
for this video, it has Attack & Release programmed
to it's assignable knobs. Recorded DRY into Ableton
Live 7 with no other effects.

Patch info:
Patch 46 (PWM Strings) @ 00:06
Patch 41 (Solo/Lead) @ 04:39
Patch 73 (Bass into Oblivion) @ 09:45
Patch 47 (Pad/Strings) @ 19:08

Thank you for watching!
Please Like, Share & SUBSCRIBE!
More Synthesizer demos,
Ambient Chill Zen Music,
UFOs & strange stuff...
Rik Marston

Novation Circuit & Korg E2: Polyester Jam

Published on Apr 16, 2017 mishpult

"The two boxes are playing together in a somewhat weird sequence which turns halfway into a hoppy 120bpm melodic techno jam. I halved the tempo to achieve more bars and used the odd pattern length feature of the E2 for more evolving beat progression. Slight EQ and compression added ITB. For this video I also made a new animated intro of my channel's logo (trying some new skills in AfterEffects:). Please enjoy and share your thoughts! Cheers!"

Exploring the Moog Mother 32 synthesizer with BoBeats

Published on Apr 16, 2017 BoBeats

"This is the first of several videos I have planned for the Mother 32. I use it together with the Circuit and make a little jam. Still sick but I really wanted to make something for you guys this weekend/easter."

Full Metal TB-303 and Monologue Case Mods by Haydn

Some gorgeous work in via Haydn:

"I make and design these new cases for the tired old plastic Roland TB303 cases

there are a few versions of it and they are all metal"

Also pictured is the Monologue minus keys.

The Blue 303 reminds me of the Electribe EMX.

You can find a post on Haydn's work on Ask.Audio here.

Super Mario Bros. Modular Overworld Theme

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Glow Worm Cables

"Just felt the need to do this on my MakeNoise Shared System and 0-Coast.
Dpo is lead, O-Coast is Bass. Beatstep Pro controls sequencing.

Original Music by Koji Kondo"

Cheetah MS6 100% analog sound

via this auction

E-MU Systems Original EMAX SN 1180999

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Original Prophet 5 Rev. 3 SN 3584

via this auction

via the seller: "Up for sale is our legendary Prophet 5 Analog Synth. This is the original beast that spawned the newer Prophet 08, REV2, Prophet 6 etc etc etc. There is simply NOTHING that comes close to the sound this beast gives. The new stuff is good, but its NOT this. This synth MADE countless songs throughout history... the 80s music era would be nothing without the Prophet 5.

I am the original owner. It has always been maintained by our veteran analog synth technician. It was last tech'd last year. All components checked... recapped where needed and calibrated. I have always only used it in my private studio for many recordings. It has NEVER been gigged. It looks fantastic as you can see from the pics. Almost "cherry" aside from a very minor nick here and there.

It all works and sounds amazing. No operational issues. Its never given me grief when used... turn it on, warm it up and TURN THOSE KNOBS! Instant gratification. Although it is playing, sounding and working as a Prophet 5 should. I am offering this as no returns and with the understanding that after being shipped in transit. It MAY need a tuning or calibration. Its the nature of these VERY old electronic synths. Im also selling an ARP Odyssey original here... listing it as is as well. I do pack extremely safe so no worries there."

Moog Minimoog Voyager XL

via this auction

KORG Mono/Poly Vintage Synthesizer SN 377510

via this auction

Goike 15U x 140hp Eurorack Case in Wallnut + 6 x TipTop Zeus Power

via this auction

via the seller: "I need to slim things down before moving house so I'm selling two of my custom Goike 15Ux140hp racks and four matching skiffs (See other listings) The rack dimensions are 29.7"W x 28.5H x 10.4"D (Bottom) & 3" (Top) with 6 TipTop Zeus power busses fed off two power adapters. I've had these racks full of modules with no power problems at all. All in excellent condition with no gouges or heavy marks. Some very minor scuffing on a couple of corners."

Moog Polymoog 203a Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Two owner. Good cosmetic condition. All keys press and feel as they should. All sliders present and move relatively smooth. No legs. Presently does not power-on. Serial #2099. Will trade for a Juno 60."

"Synthus Vulgaris" Roland HS-80 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Relaxation Music with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Synthesizers - VR 360° Video (Live Synth Jam)

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Ralph Baumgartl

Some 360° synth spotting. You'll need a browser other than Safari that supports it though.

"This Live Synth Jam is our first attempt at Relaxation and Meditation Music. My friend Bernie was using various Tibetan, Thai and Burmese Singing Bowls, Gongs and Chimes, which were recorded with a Zoom H2N audio recorder and mixed together with the Synthesizer and Keyboard recording from the mixer. This was a spontaneous idea to try out something that we haven’t done before. The video is VR 360°.

The gear list for the Synth Rig: Roland JD-Xi, Mini Korg-700, Minimoog Voyager, Memotron, Korg Micro-X, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR."

Jeff and the Multi-Jeffs at the 7th Street Space, DeKalb, IL 4/11/17

Jeff and the Multi-Jeffs at the 7th Street Space, DeKalb, IL 4/11/17 from Creme DeMentia on Vimeo.

"Jeff and the Multi-Jeffs performing live at the 7th Street Space in DeKalb, IL. Also on the bill that night, Creme DeMentia, Babykettle, and Tim Kaiser. Featuring the Hypno Furby."

KORG monologue dual space jam session (eventide space + EQD space spiral)

Published on Apr 16, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

Been doing too much uptempo lately so I decided to slow things down a bit and do a proper space jam session with the KORG monologue.. .and what could be better than using two space pedals for this? :) The eventide space and the earthquake space spiral!

The signal is hot because that's just the way I like it.. I'm actually driving the space spiral with the monologue and its ooh so nicely cracking up just a little bit, and then even more when I turn up the filter resonance. Yum !

Some people say it is very cold in space... I can assure you it's not

gear used, KORG monologue into the space spiral, then to the eventide space straight to 2 track.

Hope you like it !"

First Modular Patches

Published on Apr 16, 2017 teejteejteejteej

Polaxis - Talko

Published on Apr 16, 2017 DivKidVideo

"The Talko from Polaxis is a great sound source whether it's for percussion, FX, or machine like evil vocals laying over your latest beats and drones. The general tone is fantastic and characterful even with low or high pitch and really slow glacial movement through the words, numbers and phrases. You can get creative with your sequences, MIDI or keyboard playing and play through the sounds forming your own sentences and speeches."

Roland SH5 Oscillator & Filter Tweaking

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Meta Function

"In this video, Meta Function demonstrate oscillator & filter modulation on a Roland SH5.

The SH5 is arguably the greatest mono synth Roland ever manufactured. The SH5 features two filters that run in parallel: a state variable 24dB diode ladder filter that can be modulated via a variety of sources and a static parametric 6db bandpass filter.

The bandpass filter is possibly the most chewy, knarly filter available on any synth and weirdly is not available on any other Roland synth (including the System 100). This puppy screams.

In this video oscillator one and two feature PWM via a triangle LFO. The state variable 24dB diode ladder filter is set to lowpass and is modulated via a S&H LFO. Due to the parallel filter topology, interesting timbres can be heard whilst the SVF is modulated by an LFO and the bandpass is tweaked by hand.

Sequenced via a Sequentix Cirklon.

Audio recorded via Calrec S2 console and SSL convertors. All dry, no FX, EQ or compression. The only post production performed was normalization.

Watch at 1080p with good quality audio monitoring for the best experience.

Meta Function developed the Max For Live synthesizer, the Wave Junction in partnership with A four voice paraphonic synth with 2 multi-mode osc, three multi-mode filters, 5 LFOs, 5 Envs and a 12 slot modulation matrix.

You can buy it from Sonicstate right here for £19.95:

Note: Ableton Live 9.6.1 and Max4Live 7.2.2 required."

DL - Hardware Techno Live Set 2017 #13

Published on Apr 16, 2017 DL Live

"Hardware Techno Live Set with Elektron and Roland machines:
2x Elektron Octatrack, Analog Four, Roland TR-8, TB-3."

Rephazer - Easter Egg (Roland Boutique JX-03 and JU-06 Try-Out)

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Rephazer

"Happy Easter All, in this little jam I am trying out the Roland Boutique JX-03 and JU-06 so there are lots of these old and typical Rolandish eighties sounds in this one..

Octatrack is used as clock, arpeggiator for the boutiques, beat and for playing the low regions of the keyboard (A4 bass and piano)

Boutiques are playing arpeggiators received from the Octatrack.

V-machine is used for Lo-fi effects and piano played with the UMA25-s Midi controller.

System-1 running System-100 plug-out for a lead

OP-1 used for a lo-fi atmospheric pad.

Analog Four Bass is played live together with the piano on the same midi channel."

The Triaccord

Published on Apr 16, 2017 Love Hultén

For more, visitén


Published on Apr 16, 2017 Marcin Staniszewski

All parts here.

Clouds calibration Mutable Instruments

Published on Apr 16, 2017 DavidH

"just the calibration procedure and a happy rabbit"

On Easter no less.

RE-303 Prototype w/ Aluminum Case From Substyler and Altitude

This one in via Julian:

"Finally finished the housing for the RE-303. Prototype of the official RE-303 aluminum case from substyler and altitude, but with custom black side panels. Hand cast resing knobs and button caps from Muzant from the RE forum. Sonic Potions RE-303 CPU"

You can find more info on the Din Sync RE-303 posted here.

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