MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

OB-6/Prophet 6/Odyssey - "Please, no"

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Jae Ryan

"I made a vow to my girlfriend that I wouldn't get into Eurorack until we buy a house. I have friends that have recently gotten into it and the modular bug has been biting me BAD. So I decided I would set out with what I have and try and make the most modular thing possible!

There's no video of me playing this time because I'm actually NOT. I cranked the VCA gain on the Odyssey and used the hold switches on the Prophet and OB and just let them go.

Odyssey is doing the Drone that starts first and fades out in the end.
OB-6 comes in next with some weird random 'noise'

Prophet 6 is holding down the "Melody" and is heavily dosed in the Moog MF delay

They're all running into the Bigsky which is on a cliche shimmer setting but is certainly what makes the track!

No modular anytime soon, but this was certainly fulfilling!

Excuse the annoying video, I needed to make some sort of visual accompaniment but it was of minimum priority!"

Gesaffelstein "Viol" cover Korg Odyssey/Arturia Drumbrute Demo/Mother 32/ Analog Keys

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take of 'Viol' with the Korg Arp Odyssey Module and Moog Mother 32 CV controlled by the Elektron Analog Keys, with the Arturia Drumbrute to the Roland VS880 multi track recorder to the Yamaha MG10xu mixer with gated reverb to the Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4"

Uptight Looseness - a loose melodic house patch for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Luke Killen

"Today i'm exploring the idea of a loose melodic and percussive structure living within a very tight 4 on the floor framework."

Moog Music Introduces the Moog Synthesizer IIIc Limited to 25 Units Worldwide

Moog Synthesizer IIIc (Or: Music For Riding Dragons)

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Moog Music Inc

"In the late 1960s, Bob Moog and a team of ten skilled technicians began hand-building cutting-edge musical instruments that they called "synthesizers" -- instruments that would radically change the landscape of music.

Fifty years later, we are proud to announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc to production for a very limited time.

Every Synthesizer IIIc will be built using all-original documentation, art, and circuit board files. Moog Synthesizer IIIc production is highly limited. Only 25 units will be produced and sold worldwide.

Sequencer Complement B sold separately."

via Moog Music

"The Moog Synthesizer IIIc Returns to Production

Throughout the 1960s, Dr. Robert Moog collaborated with over 100 composers of electroacoustic music to create the synthesizer concept, born of thousands of design decisions and countless conversations. At the time, the available method of producing electronic music was the “classical studio,” a makeshift production environment cobbled together from individual electronic sound-generators such as surplus telecommunications devices, radio equipment, and early tape machines. Moog and the musicians he worked with streamlined this classical studio technique into a system of standardized sound modules.

In 1965, Bob Moog began taking orders for individual modules and customized modular systems. By 1967, he and a team of ten skilled technicians were hand-building production models in an unassuming brick storefront in Trumansburg, NY. The cutting-edge musical instruments that they called “synthesizers” signaled electronic music’s maturation from an awkward and shy intruder in the realm of music to a dynamic and significant medium of musical expression.

The first models were aptly named Synthesizer I, II, and III. With the introduction of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc -- the “c” referring to the walnut “console” cabinet -- musicians could purchase a complete instrument pre-configured for logical access to a range of facilities usually associated with the largest classical studios.

Each synthesizer took weeks of patient, steady crafting to complete, but the payoff would be rich -- a tool that would change the landscape of music.

The world got turned on to the idea of the synthesizer -- and electronic music -- through the visionary works of experimental musicians like Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita. Sonic masterpieces like Switched On Bach and Snowflakes Are Dancing were made possible by the early modular Moog Synthesizers. These original modular systems designed by Bob Moog are inimitable in sonic character and remain highly coveted for their limitless reconfigurability and vibrantly organic musicality.

Fifty years later, we are proud to announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc to production for a very limited time.

'Through archival designs, so-called obsolete electronics, and outmoded production processes, we are rediscovering the magic of our past. It’s a privilege to build instruments in this way; it lets us reimagine what future tools can be. There is so much potential in this history.' - Anna Montoya, Moog Production Engineer / photo via deadaudioblog

Every Synthesizer IIIc will be built using all-original documentation, art, and circuit board files. Each instrument features thirty-six hand-stuffed, hand-soldered modules, including ten 901-Series audio oscillators, the 984 Matrix Mixer, and the 905 Spring Reverb. All modules are securely mounted into two hand-finished, solid walnut console cabinets at the Moog factory in Asheville, NC.

Moog Synthesizer IIIc production is highly limited. Only 25 units will be produced and sold worldwide."

Custom or New Roland JDXA MK2?

No details, just this image. You be the judge. I'm not seeing that much of a difference myself. It looks more like a slightly custom matte black JD-Xa with Jupiter-8 style side panels and some white instead of red on the left panel section. Knob caps are block vs. chrome. Not seeing much else different. Feel free to pick it apart w/ the original JD-XA below. If you notice anything else different leave a comment.


Published on Apr 28, 2017 RADIOKLOW

"Shaman is a video composition created by Marc-Henri Arfeux about the french artist Thierry Lambert and his work.
Music composed on Access Virus TI - all sounds designed by Marc-Henri Arfeux"

Robo Modular

Published on Apr 27, 2017 Miles Briand

"Crazy Robot Modular!"

Viscount Oberheim OB-12 Synth

via this auction

Fenix Serge Dub

Published on Apr 28, 2017 splitradix

"Fenix II+III, Serge Modular all played by an Orthogonal Devices ER-101. No external effects. A bit of TR808 near the end."

Syn Sunday Preview Concert for Denver Open Doors with Mark Mosher and Kuxaan Sum

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Mark Mosher

"On Sunday, April 30th, 5 experimental music artists from Denver will perform Syn Sunday for the City of Denver's Open Doors event. We'll be playing outside under the glass of the MASSIVE Galleria dome at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Early one morning last week, Kuxaan Sum joined me in a mini preview set for the CBS 4 news crew. After the news crew left, we played on and recorded this as we were so inspired by the massive space of glass, metal and concrete and the AMAZING reverb characteristics. This is a some footage of our mini set.

Come on Sunday to see the full concert with:

Dane Terry: noon - 12.25

Victoria Lundy: 12:30 - 12:55

Mark Mosher: 1:00 - 1:25

Chris Frain: 1:30 - 1:55

Kuxaan Sum: 2:00 - 2: 25"

DSI OB6 Evolution Vol 2

Published on Apr 28, 2017 GEOSynths

"Following on from the popular Evolution Vol 1 Soundset, Volume 2 is now available with pulsating Pads, Strings, lots of Arp's and bright, cutting Keys. A handful of recognizable patches are also included...Sorry, I had to do 'Jump'! As before, all patches are handcrafted from the front panel and are all made from 'Initialized Presets'."


Published on Apr 28, 2017 once upon a synth

"How to make a pad patch from scratch on the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer. The Pro 2 is a paraphonic synth so in order to play chords we need to sacrifice the oscillators. This means we are left with just one oscillator per "voice". In order to make the sound thicker and more interesting we will rely on various techniques and modulation options."

New Qu-Bit Chance Demo

Video added to the main post here.

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 6- The Ladder Filter

Published on Apr 28, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the "Ladder Filter" present on the Arturia

All parts here.

JunkieXL Synth Workshop Through Roland History - Studio Time: S2E4

Published on Apr 28, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"Have some good speakers or headphones for this one! In this episode, I explore the use-cases and features of various unique synthesizers around my studio and walk down the timeline of Roland synths."

More junkiexlofficial synth talk

Dave Smith Instruments "Are You Evolving" evolver Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up.

"Dave Smith Instruments Evolver "Are You Evolving?/Now shipping!" colour advertisement from page 129 in the classifieds section of the December 2002 issue of Keyboard magazine."

modular shades #07 | minimal music

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Elinch

"modular shades #07 | minimal music

chord: mutable instruments rings (fm mode) / intellijel uvca / zvex instant lo-fi junky /
mutable instruments clouds

second tone: make noise sto / make noise optomix

third tone: intellijel dixie 2+ (saw) / vcl vcf 74 / 4md dld

forth tone: dreadbox omikron (saw) (controled by disting mk4 - Shift Register Random Quantized CVs) / dreadbox lamda / 4md dld

fifth tone: dreadbox omikron (triangle) / dreadbox lamda / 4md dld

sixth tone: intellijel dixie 2+ (sub) / dreadbox omikron (ext. in / sub out) / dreadbox lamda / 4md dld

seventh tone: dreadbox gamma / 4md dld

for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

You can find all posts featuring modular shades by Elinch here.

Blinksonic // VOZ° // Virtual Vocalist Generator For Reaktor 6

Published on Apr 26, 2017 BLINKSONIC°

via Blinksonic:

VOZ° is a new sampling concept based on vocal formants.
This ensemble for Reaktor 6 resynthesizes a real singer voice from a list of vocal articulation samples that can be sketched into multi layer singing parts and played chromatically trough a powerfull 4 voice sampler and a suit of 10 effects.

From mutant choirs, backing vocals, rising screams, funky hits, experimental sound fx, to playable vocal parts...
VOZ° explores various aspects on how vocal sound material can be operated in a virtual instrument and allows to inject a dose of human soul in modern electronic composition.

VOZ° comes with a collection of 1520 basic waveforms including elements of speaking, screaming, whispering, breathing, yelling, laughing, growling, throating... All kind of vowels, phonetics, accents and onomatopoeias… Even whole words and piece of phrases ready to be used as sources of oscillation that can be launched with in predefined random order.

With 100 presets ready to go, a smart modulation system, NKS compatible, and many other features, VOZ° promises noisy, punky and unconventional experiences, for both lyrical and epic sonic adventures.
Probably the vocal sound object, the wildest one of its kind actually.


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LayR - Multi Timbral Synthesizer Updated to v1.0.3

iTunes: LayR - Multi Timbral Synthesizer - Living Memory Software

Living Memory has submitted update v1.0.3 for LayR to the App Store for release.

Squashing all known bugs and adding several new features including some great new preset banks.

– New preset banks created by Red Sky Lullaby and Brice Beasley.
– FX sends added to Layer Strips.
– An option to select an alternative dials view for Envelope, allows assigning MIDI to A,D,S and R.
– Added IAA transport buttons and time display when hosted in IAA.
– Improved IAA beat Sync for Arpeggiator. ( in preparation for Live Link and Audiobus 3).
– Slightly improved reverb with a pre-delay parameter.
– You can now assign MIDI and link controls in Layer Strips by long pressing.
– New shortcut in MIDI Assign View: Repeatedly double tap range dial to set various default ranges. – Added a toggle switch to enable/disable Pitch Bend in Layer Strips
– Added a Reset Factory Presets button to Settings for updating/restoring latest presets.
– Small improvement to note stealing algorithm.
– Increased threshold for closing FX view with a swipe.
– Arpeggiator: Hold mode can now be set by a Sustain Pedal message over MIDI.
– Settings option to save state on quit and restore on launch.
– Settings option to ignore all notes off over MIDI
– Settings option to not reset master volume when loading performance.
– Settings option for iPad UI: swipe left or right on background to change layers
– Settings option for iPad UI: swipe down on background to exit layer editor

Bruno Mars - 24k Magic Synth Bass Cover

Published on Mar 1, 2017 Darrell Freeman

On a white Moog Sub Phatty.

"This is my take on the hit song 24k Magic by Bruno Mars.

'Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.'"

Sonic LAB Preview: Novation Peak - Questions?

Published on Apr 28, 2017 sonicstate

"Introduced last week at Superbooth, we have an early version of Novation's Peak - an 8 voice hybrid polysynth. Full review soon -
leave any questions in the comments."

Buchla CVT Eleven

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Todd Barton

Buchla CVT

Metunar - Multicam Track No. 3 - Modular Session

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Metunar

"This is a multicam clip in 4K with 3 audiotracks recorded on the Akai MPC 5000. Trigger sequences are from the MPC. Beside of the Guitar, the rest of the sounds are all from the modular system."

New Qu-Bit Electronics Chance - Random Voltage Generator and Noise Source Eurorack Module

Chance from Qu-Bit on Vimeo.

via Qu-Bit Electronics

"The Chance is a random voltage generator and noise source. Its digital architecture allows for a fresh take on what random voltage can be. Four unique algorithms provide classic signals like smooth and discrete, while the wavetable and blend outputs take full advantage of its microcontroller core, utilizing lookup tables, and digital interpolation to create a one-of-a-kind modulation source. Upon each successive clock pulse, coin toss seeds all outputs with new randomly chosen values. Freeze stops everything in its tracks and holds each output at its current state. After countless hours, the Chance will continue to surprise with new, unbelievable improvisations.

- Four random voltage outputs with attenuverters
- Unique algorithms
- Erratic gate burst and autonomous rhythm trigger outputs
- Freeze control stops everything in its tracks
- Coin toss random voltage reseed
- Digital noise and analog white noise outputs
- Steady master clock output with rate CV

Sequentix Cirklon at Superbooth 2017

Published on Apr 28, 2017 sequentix

"We had a great few days at Superbooth in Berlin.
Lovely to meet up with so many customers and new friends.
See you next year !

With thanks to Andreas and all the team at Schneidersladen for pulling off this great event.

Video by Media Monty :
Music by richard d james"

meng qi "a cold forest"

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Meng Qi

"contributed to a 'Plant a Billion Trees' campaign album:"

Dreadbox Kappa2 vs. NYX - New patches for the NYX (Riamiwo StudioVlog 35)

Published on Apr 28, 2017 riamiwovideos

"I got the Dreadbox Kappa2 this week... here is my first session with this semimodular sequencer - I love the noise for some crispy-modulations ;)
It seems to be a really good addition for my semimodular synths NYX, Erebus, Hades and Microbrute ! so the next test-sessions are waiting ;)"

Hypersynth Xenophone

via this auction

"Mint condition synthesizer including additional wooden end cheeks. Comes in original box with power cord, manufacturers manual, and original wood end cheeks."

Update: you can get one new, minus the additional wooden end cheeks, for just over $1000.

Custom Painted Novation X-Station 25

via this auction

Including drops of pain on the display! Curious if the lighter film is dust or paint as well.

"My ex-painted this custom. Fully functional, sounds and looks beauftiful, but the selection knob sometimes skips patches, and the pitch controller was cross-wired, so modulation is left/right and pitch is now up/down. All knobs and controllers functioning nicely.

Not a very well known synth, but it packs two real, fat oscillators, and works as a MIDI keyboard controller, and an audio interface, boasting Focusrite preamps! Would be a great addition to a live set, or a welcome set of sounds to the studio."

Vintage Novation Bass Station Analog Synthesizer SN 0002705

via this auction

The output jack has been modified by a synthesizer specialist and is more durable than the old weak jack. The instrument shows wear on the back but the top controls and the keys look and work perfectly."

MPC vintage analog drum synthesizer modules x 3 made in England

via this auction

"Three matching MPC vintage analog drum synthesizer modules made in England.

Vintage analog high quality technology circa 1984 made in Willingham in the U.K.

One DSM 1 power module with one drum synth channel, and two DSM 2 sub modules with two drum synth channels each.

Tested for mains power to power module only. This module powers the other units.

Rack mountable."


Published on Apr 28, 2017 SOUND DBLER

"Big chord on Eminent 310 first no effect than effects added"

Volca Circuit Craft Synth Sunrizer Modstep Deep Techno Session 4

Published on Apr 28, 2017 014london70

Apps used : Sunrizer, Modstep, AUFX Dub, AudioShare
Hardware used : KORG Volca keys, Bass, Sample, Novation Circuit, Modal Craft Synth
Recorded into iPhone via a Behringer Xenyx mixer and mastered in Final Touch.

Modal Announces MPE Support For Its Synthesizers

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 17, Modal Electronic announced that it has added MPE support to its synths.

We got a quick overview of the update and a demo of MPE control with a Keith McMillen K-Board Pro 4.

Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression is a new standard that allows for more expressive performances to be communicated using MIDI. With MPE, you have full continuous control over the pitch, timbre, volume, etc of each individual note when performing polyphonically."

Molten Music Monthly April 2017 - Superbooth Special

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Molten Music Technology

"Here's my round up of the exciting things from Superbooth in Berlin and why it's the best music technology show on the planet."

Superbooth 2017 - A Conversation with

Published on Apr 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Moritz from followed us out beyond the food vans and seaside stage into the trees for a conversation about his background and the modules. Nice!"


Superbooth 2017 - On Design

Published on Apr 29, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Not comfy with a chat about background and modules we fired up the plastic chair gorilla pod mega camera set up and chatting to Moritz from about branding and design relating to their playful and bold image."

Superbooth 2017 - Grp Synthesizer Goes Eurorack

Published on Apr 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Grp Synthesizer had one hell of a system at Superbooth 2017 with 12 of what will be a 30 module release later this year. Lots of classic analogue sounds and potential signal paths across VCOs, Mixer, different filters, VCA, output stages and a fixed filter bank. Plus all the modulation."

Superbooth 2017 - Soulsby Synths Oscidrum Odytron & AT-ARP

Published on Apr 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Soulsby Synths have given the firmware a work over for the Oscitron with the new Oscidrum and Odytron and there's also the new AtArp arpeggiator module in 2HP. Come and check out that from the rather noisy show floor at Superbooth."

Superbooth 2017 - Alyseum MS Matrix & Stereo Recorder

Published on Apr 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Alyseum presented there MS Matrix and Stereo Recorder and playback device at Superbooth 2017. Using a Make Noise Pressure Points to shift matrix presets was a really powerful way to interact and manipulate the system."

See this post for details.

Fenix II racket

Published on Apr 28, 2017 splitradix

"Just the Fenix II and Fenix III playing together with some extra LFOs from a Serge system. No external effects."

Propellerhead's Reason 9.5 adds VST Support in Reason

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Propellerhead

"Delivering on our #1 feature request, VST plugins are coming to Reason 9.5. The creative flow you know and love, coupled with any plugin you want. VST plugins will feel right at home in the rack - add Players, put them in Combinators and route audio and CV as you wish. This is music-making unlimited."

"Propellerhead Announces Free Reason 9.5 Update with VST Support

Reason’s legendary workflow opens up new and creative ways to use VST plugins

Stockholm, Sweden, April 28, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 9.5, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.5 is a free update for Reason 9 owners that introduces VST support – the number-one feature request by both Reason and non-Reason owners alike.

Drag and drop from the browser, use CV and audio connections with your plugins, play in new ways with Players, put them in Combinators with Reason’s own devices or Rack Extensions. Explore a new workflow and discover new creative ways to use VST plugins with Reason 9.5.

'Today’s music makers need access to all the great software instruments and effects out there – but without compromising their creative process,' said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason Product Manager. 'Opening your favorite VST plugins in Reason taps into Reason’s legendary workflow, from simply playing your favorite instruments to using the audio and CV connections for a truly modular music-making experience.'

New Verdeaudio MiniRuma Tube Synth Video

Video added here.

Vermona twinCussion 2

Published on Apr 27, 2017 vermonagear

"In this video we show how to quickly patch a snare with a twinCussion. Enjoy!"

All parts here.

Resonant - Featured Artist Series (Cat Full of Ghosts)

Published on Apr 27, 2017 brassmonkey

"We caught up with Robert Jordan aka Cat Full of Ghosts in another of our Featured Artist Series interviews who is performing at our next Resonant show on the 7th May 2017 in Melbourne, Australia."

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