MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


"RECORDATORIO: El próximo sábado 6 de mayo tendrá lugar la 3ª concentración de sintes analógicos y vintage en Barcelona.

Una oportunidad única para ver en vivo máquinas como Roland Jupiter 8, Arp 2600, RSF Kobol, EMS AKS, EMS VCS3, Oberheim SEM, TB303, TR909, Polivoks, Moog Modular 15, MOOG SONIC SIX, SCI Pro-one, Nord Modular G2, Yamaha CS40, Befaco Modular, etc
Si quieres participar solo tienes que venir y traer alguno de tus equipos (sintetizador, caja de ritmos, sampler vintage, etc).

Durante el día habrá diversas actividades como Jupiter 8 vs JP-08, Roland TR909 vs TR09, Jam session by Befaco, ...

Más detalles e inscripciones en el siguiente hilo de"


"REMINDER: On Saturday, May 6 will take place the 3rd concentration of analog and vintage synths in Barcelona.

A unique opportunity to see live machines like Roland Jupiter 8, Arp 2600, Kobol RSF, EMS AKS, EMS VCS3, Oberheim SEM, TB303, TR909, Polivoks, Modular Moog 15, MOOG SONIC SIX, SCI Pro-one, Nord Modular G2 , Yamaha CS40, Befaco Modular, etc.
If you want to participate you just have to come and bring some of your equipment (synthesizer, drum machine, vintage sampler, etc).

During the day there will be various activities like Jupiter 8 vs JP-08, Roland TR909 vs TR09, Jam session by Befaco, ...

More details and inscriptions in the next thread of"

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979) RetroSound Soundscapes

Published on May 3, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer from the year 1979
some self-programmed sounds

The Oberheim OB-X is for me the best analog polysynth ever. A The sound is stunning, organic and very powerful. The sound character (based of the discrete circuits and the SEM design VCF) is different to the later curtis chip based OB-Xa and OB-8."


Published on May 3, 2017 ON OFF ON

"Live techno performed on Elektron Analog RYTM, Analog Four, and Octatrack.

This song is heavily inspired by good friends, the music they make and the music they've shared with me. I've been feeling a much more less directed, less structured, flowing approach to song structure and I'm pleased to find how fun this can be.

Cheers hope you enjoy."

Roland Jupiter-8 SN 070379

via this auction

"Just serviced! Blast off into analog heaven, with the Jupiter's eight rich voices. The sounds of this classic and iconic synth are unmatchable and has found its self in the works of everyone from Stevie Wonder, to Depeche Mode, to Moby."

Vermona DRM1 MK II Analog Drum Synthesizer SN D01668

via this auction

Rossum Electro-Music Satellite

Published on May 3, 2017 Worwell

"Rossum Electro-Music Satellite in a variety of patches."

030517 - Generative Modular

Published on May 3, 2017 zacharyradford

"I finally got my hands on the A-160-2. A relatively simple patch to try it out.

Rings on 2-OP FM easter egg mode.
Rings through Clouds through Bitrazer through VCA.
Braids CSAW through Ripples."

Korg DSS-1 , Sampling Synthesizer demo ..

Published on May 3, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"The Korg DSS-1, released in 1986, is a monster hybrid of analog, digital, and sampling-based synthesis. It has the best Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) that Korg ever bestowed on a synthesizer (it was also the last VCF-based synth that Korg ever made). Even today, a resonant filter sweep from the DSS-1 can put all but the mightiest analog synths to shame! It's an eight-voice polysynth with two oscillators per voice, and a unison mode that allows you to stack up all 16 oscillators into one very phatt and powerful monosynth."

Modular vid #268

Published on May 3, 2017 Phisynth

"DSI Pro 2 / Dual Benjolin / Ian Fritz Chaotica and Serge modular interactions"

Roland TB-303 BassLine Synthesizer (NMint) + Doepfer MSY2 Midi-to-Sync Interface

via this auction

"Roland TB 303 (TB303) Bass Line Vintage Acid Synthesizer is in nearly mint condition. Few little scratches on the bottom (shown on pictures). Perfect working condition.
Comes with original recommended Roland Boss PSA-100S AC Adapter 110-240V (Including US to EU power plug adapter) and Doepfer MSY2 Midi-to-Sync Interface that converts the MIDI realtime events Clock, Start and Stop into the corresponding signals Clock and Start/Stop of the SYNC Standard."

New Reproduction of the Pearl Syncussion SY-1 by The Human Comparator

via this auction

"Limited run, modern reproduction of the famous and much sought after analog percussion synthesizer, the Pearl Syncussion SY-1, by the Human Comparator. Fully built and tested, in near mint condition with box and power supply. Two channels with CV/Gate

US 48 ONLY."

MATRIXSYNTH Posting Guidelines & Thank You to Everyone Who Supports the Site!

Hi everyone, it's that time of month again.

You'll find the posting guidelines here, streamlined a bit to make it more clear as to what goes up and why.

You'll find the current list of the supporting members of the site here. I want to thank everyone who contributes to the site! Your support means more than you know - it literally makes this site possible, and is much appreciated. Thank you!

PORTABELLA rev mix cv - boiled

Published on May 3, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

Morphagene Science: Gain Staging and Input Leveling & Time Lag Accumulation

Published on May 3, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This video will cover how to get the best results out of the Morphagene’s input. As with any audio signal path, it is important to pay attention to gain staging and headroom to ensure the best signal-to-noise ratio."

Make Noise Morphagene pt. 5: Time Lag Accumulation

Published on May 3, 2017

"The Time Lag Accumulator was a device used by Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley and others at the San Francisco Tape Music Center for extended overdubs and delays. The Morphagene can record over a Splice continuously for similar effects."

All parts here.

Syrinx [Documentary]

Published on Apr 27, 2017 RVNG Intl.

"Directed by Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty.

Learn more at RVNG:"

Featuring the ARP 2500 & vintage Moog modular systems.

"After Intersystems dissolution, Mills-Cockell journeyed to Canada’s west coast to work on an album of original synth-based compositions using his multi-suitcase Moog as the primary instrument. Pringle was enlisted to color outside the music’s already adventurous lines, his sinuous, signal-processed saxophone adding another electrifying voice to Syrinx’s signature sound. A sound that hybridized chamber music dynamics with wild, yet tuneful electronic melodicism. With Alan Wells’ understated percussion rolled into the fold, what started as a solo venture for Mills-Cockell became a new kind of collective..."

Kometenorbit --- DSI Poly Evolver

Published on May 3, 2017 Hitoshi Koizumi

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard + Poly Evolver Rack
Arturia Keystep
Strymon TimeLine + BigSky

Moog Model 15 AM Amplitude Modulation DEMO

Published on May 3, 2017 Roberto Raineri-Seith
Update: original video was pulled and re-published.

"Moog Model 15 AM / Amplitude Modulation DEMO

Amplitude Modulation provides results similar to Ring Modulation and was / is an alternative technique to produce those distinctive timbres on the Moog modulars that didn't feature a Ring Modulator. Of course it works with any other modular system with at least 2 VCAs. Delay and reverb added.

The basic patch shown in the video can be found at page 127 of the Moog Modular Synthesizer owner's manual (2015 re/edition) and is as follow:

VCO 1 signal out to VCA 1 signal input with fixed control voltage (gain) raised to about 40%; VCO 2 signal out to VCA 2 CONTROL (frequency) input; VCA 1 signal out to VCA 2 signal in; VCA 2 signal out to amplifier;

Of course you can also send the VCA 2 signal out to the 907A or 904A filters and then to the amp"

PORTABELLA rev tank demo

Published on May 3, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

Graphonics - Analog Video Experiments Generated Using the Signal of a Modular Synthesizer

Graphonics examples from jestern on Vimeo.

"Analog Video Experiments generated using the signal of a Modular Synthesizer.

What you hear is what you see."

Above: A general scan of possibilities

Below: Two "stories"


Published on Mar 6, 2017 TheJesterN

Storia del Cubo

Storia del Cubo from jestern on Vimeo.

Twenty Years Of Novation Synthesizers

Published on May 3, 2017 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 17, Novation's booth featured huge illustrations highlighting the history of the synthesizers and a variety of synths from the last two decades.

We talked with veteran Novation Hardware Engineer Nick Bookman, who gave us a quick tour and told us about what made each synth unique."

Erogenous Tones Radar and VC8

Published on May 3, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

"Using the Erogenous Tones Radar and VC8 to gate and modulate sound sources from the rest of the modular rig. Some of the Radars slope generators are triggered by the Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythm and used as envelopes, and some are cycling and used as LFOs. The VC8 is used as both VCAs for gating rhythmic sounds and as a mixer.

RADAR, from Erogenous Tones, is the one stop shop for Envelopes and LFOs. It is a monstrous octo-slope generator with options for looping envelopes, Attack-Decay envelopes, and Attack-Sustain-Release envelopes. Envelope shapes can be morphed from logarithmic to linear to exponential, with CV inputs for modulation of speed and shape. Also included are switches to adjust how RADAR responds to triggers, analog and digital. In analog mode, it responds like a classic slope generator, with the frequency not held steady when changing the rise and fall times. In Digital mode, it maintains the frequency when the shapes are changed, turning the RADAR into waveshapable LFOs and even audio rate oscillators. There is nothing quite like this modulation machine.

Radar available here:
VC8 available here:"

Buchla Easel Manual Patch 12

Published on May 3, 2017 Todd Barton

"continuing with my series on Allen Strange's patches from his Buchla Easel Manual (1974)."

All parts here.

MAKE NOISE MATHS TUTORIAL ~ Eurorack analog computer module

Published on May 3, 2017 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial of the Make Noise Maths eurorack module. This module is described as an analog computer. It's a CV processor on steroids which can act as an LFO, an envelope generator, a lag processor, a CV mixer, etc. Essentially you have 4 inputs which can be summed, OR'd or inverted as a group. Each one can be attenuated and inverted independently. In addition, two of the channels have rise and far slew rate controls for extra control."

First Final Prototype of Vermona's Random Rhythm Eurorack Module

"First final prototype of the #randomRhythm #eurorack #module."

You can find a video featuring the Random Rhymthm from NAMM 2017 here.

First look: Ladik M 218

Published on May 3, 2017 UncertainMusicCorps

"Fresh out of the box for its first test. 8 hp of goodness to for getting the Nord Drum to behave itself with modular triggers.

The level of incoming triggers/gates are interpreted as velocity when converted to midi. There are 3 selectable scaling curves for this process. You can also increase the sensitivity of the trigger inputs via a jumper on the back. Button on the front panel to mute all channels is a nice performance feature.

Out of the box it has presets for the Nord Drum default midi setup and another for GM style drum synths. These are fully editable. Last setting is remembered on power up.

Little demo uses the original Pamela's Workout to deliver fixed level triggers. These are then passed through a VCA modulated with clocked random voltages to vary their levels to get timbral variations from the ND. The ND comes into the modular via the 4MS dual delay. Modular output is recorded dry.

(The new Pams Workout would probably work even better and need less patching)"

Roland JP-8080 Supersaw Synth

via this auction

Roland SH-3A Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

Mystery Science Theater 3000 // Intro Theme (Ft. brutalmoose)

Published on May 3, 2017 Ace Waters

"Ian joins me to celebrate the hilarious history of making fun of bad movies with robots. I think he might have swallowed a robot himself. Enjoy our take on Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Rebel Technology OWL Max Tutorial 5: PGL (Pitch Grain Looper) Introduction

Published on May 3, 2017 Rebel Technology

"We're back to show you how to build another awesome effect using Cycling 74's Max Gen software to run on the Rebel Technology OWL Modular or pedal. This is the PGL (Pitch Grain Looper), your go-to patch for stuttering and glitching. In this video Cherif introduces you to the patch, and next time we'll get programming!"

All parts here.

holby theremin scene

Published on May 3, 2017 Gordon Charlton

"If you recognise the theremin please post details in the comments. Thank you.

Scene with theremin from Holby City, Season 19 Episode 30, Gold Star, first broadcast 2nd of May 2017"

Moog Sub Phatty & MXR Distortion+ CSP104

Published on May 3, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the Distortion+. The Distortion+ has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Ornaments and Crime Chaotic Pentatonic

Published on May 3, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"Fun patch to learn the ASR mode in o_C."

Bitminers - Monthly Synth Meet With Ale In Bristol

Published on May 3, 2017 sonicstate

"Every second thursday in the month, at the Bitminers Arms in Bristol, people gather with portable synth devices to play, chat and jam.
Gaz Williams went along to see what it was all about."

Møffenzeef Mødular Kriket

Published on May 2, 2017 Møffenzeef Mødular

via Møffenzeef Mødular


Kriket is a 4 channel blip & beep percussiøn generatør with CV capability øver gløbal pitch. Signals plugged intø the “bang!” inputs will cause the Kriket tø øutput a square wave that is prøpørtional tø the incøming pulse - if the incøming trigger is “high” the nøte will stay øn, if the incøming trigger is “løw” the nøte will turn øff. This feature alløws the user tø dial in blips and beeps øf different lengths by varying the pulse width øf the trigger. The “Kriket” input is cønnected tø a 4 channel vactrøl that cøntrøls all 4 øf the pitches simultaneøusly. This input can gø all the way up tø audiø rates and if you ping it with a trigger, it makes the Kriket *chirp* “PEW PEW!” in a laser like manner.

With shørt triggers, the Kriket makes little kliks that are reminiscent øf a dørky clave. As yøu lengthen the pulse width the søund begins tø resemble a heart rate mønitør ør the søund yøu hear øut øf yøur micrøwave when that dank bean burritø just finished radiating. With øne trigger distributed tø all 4 inputs, it’s pøssible tø get søunds that are reminiscent øf a cøwbell (…frøm øuter space). Let the swarm kømmence."

Pit Of Sloths - Moog Sub Phatty - Mother 32 - Make Noise Telharmonic - Swan Messiah

Published on May 2, 2017 Swan Messiah

"Live improv with guitar & modular synth. Dark ambient. Experimental. Drone."

Deckard's Dream Website Live - 1st Official Trailer & Demos

Deckard's Dream - first trailer

Published on May 3, 2017 Deckard's Dream

This one in directly via the man himself, Roman Filippov.

"Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Using technology available today (and in the near future), you will be able to play the Deckard’s Dream with stunning expressive control."

Update via the FAQ on how close this will be to the original CS80: "We were inspired by this wonderful synthesizer when were designing the Deckard’s Dream, but had to do everything from scratch. No single part of a circuit is equal to the CS-80, first of all because it was done using custom and exclusive chips back in the 70s. However we did pay attention to many details of the synth architecture, oscillator waveshapes (like the sawtooth glitch which is a big part of the CS-80 sound), filter topology and of course the modulation possibilities. With the help of modern technology, it became possible to have the same level of expression as the CS-80. However MPE technology this expression even further with the addition of polyphonic pitchbend etc. Despite all this, please don’t expect exactly the same behavior – even if it is very close, it’s still a very modern synthesizer."

Also the VCOs are not discrete, but CEM3340s: "We will post the BOM and step by step illustrated build instructions at the end of May. Most of the parts are generic and come from Mouser. You may want to buy 17x CEM3340 oscillator chips from ON-Chip in advance, the unit also uses 59x V2164 VCA chips. Both in DIP package."

The website is now live at

Some additional details:

"16 VCOs

8-voice polyphony with two independent synthesizer layers per voice, discrete waveshapers help to reproduce the oddness of the original waveforms. Autotune keeps all 16 VCOs tracking perfectly, we even offer the detune settings for a vintage feel.

Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE

MIDI polyphonic aftertouch gives deckard’s dream expression that has only been possible on a very small number of synthesizers. MPE technology (using controllers by ROLI, LinnStrument, Haken) takes this even further with the addition of poly pitch bend.

Yes, it’s DIY kit as well

Besides the built units we provide DIY kits with all digital SMT parts preinstalled. A very detailed building manual, large thru-hole components and a simple calibration procedure will allow even beginners to build this kit.

MIDI, USB, VST/AU editor

With the addition of MIDI implementation, 256 presets and a software editor provided by Spektro Audio, this vintage inspired poly synth is at home in any modern studio.

Analogue effects and CV inputs

1U rackmount expander is coming later this summer: 16 assignable CV inputs, analogue ring-modulator and chorus, missing Sustain I/II controls. may be used as a standalone effects box and a cv-2-midi convertor.

Designed and built in Japan

We build the synth in Tokyo, Japan and use high quality components and hardware. Shipping is free anywhere in the world."


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