MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Playing Expressive Gestures on LinnStrument

Published on May 17, 2017 Roger Linn

"Roger Linn demonstrates a variety of techniques of expressive play in best emulate various acoustic instruments, and how to apply those to performance of synthesis."

Roland SH-1 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D SN 9003 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"This mini is in perfect functional condition, with no issues of any kind. She has just been fully serviced and calibrated to factory specs, and she sounds absolutely amazing and is super-duper stable. All knobs, switches, mod wheels and functions are in perfect working order. She even has.... MIDI!
Clean. Zero issues. Period."

O&C v1.3 simultaneously controlling 1.2V/octave Buchla and 1V/octave eurorack oscillators

Published on May 17, 2017 Tim Churches

"Just a quick demo made by an anonymous tester of a eurorack Ornament & Crime module running the new v1.3-beta firmware, simultaneously sending pitch CVs to a 1.2V/octave Buchla Music Easel and various 1V/octave eurorack modules, and they are all (more or less) playing in tune. Further demos of these capabilities will follow. See for more details."

Waldorf Wave

Published on May 17, 2017 MrFirechild

"A track using sounds only from the very rare and beautiful wavetable synthesizer Waldorf Wave (1993). Composed and produced by"

Big Beats by jbrave

"A hypnotic track with a big beat and deep driving sound, composed and recorded mixed and mastered (by which I mean made as loud as possible without distorting the sound) on Saturday May 13, edited and uploaded to Soundcloud on Saturday May 14, happy mothers day to all the Mothers out there and everywhere.

This 20 minute set recorded 100% live, a little bit of reverb added during mixing. Feat. Pearl DRX-1 (for the big drum sounds), Roland Jx8p, Minilogue, Microkorg, x0xb0x, MicroQ, Roland CR8000, Cyclone Analogic TT78, Roland TR606, dr-110, Korg KPR77, Sequential Max, Kawai K5000s, Arturia Drumbrute, Korg ER-1(maybe?), Roland EF-303.

Supporting Hardware: Arturia Keystep, Analog Solutions Swinx and Europa, MAM SQ-16, Kenton Sync 5, Korg KMS-30, Kawai MAV-8, Alexis Midiverb, shit-ton of midi cables, Opcode Studio 64x and Opcode Studio 64 XTC, two Behringer 8 channel line mixers and one Mackie DL32r to capture the performance. Recorded live and mixed in Protools, Sample Rate Conversion in iTunes and uploaded via the Internet to my Soundcloud."

Buchla Easel Manual Figure 21

Published on May 17, 2017 Todd Barton

"Woo-Hoo! With this tutorial my video companion to Allen Strange's Buchla Music Easel manual is complete. The famous and illusive Figure 21. Enjoy! The entire set of tutorials is available here:" [posted here]


Published on May 17, 2017 once upon a synth

"Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) Prophet Rev2 demo featuring presets (pads, leads, basses, etc). This is DSI's newest analog synth which is an upgrade of their Prophet 08 synth. It includes new features like polyphonic sequencing, waveshape modulation, a new effects section and more. No other effects or processing was done, the sound was recorded straight from the synthesizer. Recorded at the DSI office showroom in San Francisco, CA."

Dave Smith Tempest- Analog Kick Synthesis Tutorial Part 2

Published on May 17, 2017 AdamSchneiderMusic

"The second part in a two part tutorial giving an overview of different synthesis techniques for designing kick drums on the DSI Tempest. This video focuses on self-oscillating filter and feedback techniques."

More parts here.

miniMO synth - LunaMod Generator demo

Published on May 17, 2017 enveloop

"miniMO is a low-cost programmable module based on the ATtiny85 8-bit microprocessor.
In this video miniMO is running my version of LunaMod, adapted from Rob Miles' version of Brian McNamara's original project."

See this post for details.

220ohm - Home session #01

Published on May 17, 2017 220 ohm

"Live session at home using :
Novation Bass station II
Mutable Intruments Shruthi 4 pole mission (XT board !!)
Launchcontrol XL & Maschine mk1
Enjoy, comment, and visit my brand new website :"

Pure Ambient Drone Studio Tour

Studio Tour - Synth Vlog 1

Published on May 16, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

Note the above is a walkthrough only. Demos and reviews for each piece of gear will follow, starting with the Moog Sub 37 below.

Moog Sub 37 Demo & Review

Published on May 17, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Synth Vlog 2 - Moog Sub 37: A review & Demo of the Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer.
Visit: for all my music and social media connections."

Pure Data Full Real Time Jam

Published on May 17, 2017 Ariel Raguet

"All the sounds comes from my Pure Data 'self-sounding virtual machines' in real time.
Reverb, delays, limiter and wav recorder are also Pure Data.
Mastering with Goldwave.
Pure Data lives in a Lenovo with a Lexicon Alpha sound interface."

Synthimprovisation - AKS Synthi A by Ned Bouhalassa

Published on May 17, 2017 NedOnAnalog

"A live improvisation on one of my favourite synthesizers, the mythical AKS Synthi A. The patch:
Osc 1 FM Osc 1 and Osc 2; Filter Freq FM Osc 1 and Osc 2; Osc 3 FM Osc 3, Decay and Filter Freq=; Osc 1 and 2 into Env; Env to Out 1.
The delay is from the Matrixbrute mono analog delay."

Turing Module

Published on May 17, 2017 Robby Kilgore

"Music Thing Modular: Turing Machine random voltage eurorack module"

Fast Clocking the DRE4MTR4CK Eurorack Sequencer Module Demo

Published on May 17, 2017 gstormelectro

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

In this video I am showing what the DRE4MTR4CK sequencer module does best: dealing with fast incoming clock signals. With the DRE4MTR4CK I change octaves and patterns for each part, and rotate the track data.
Track 1: Synthesizer Box
Track 2: DNA Symbiotic Waves going to the JP-6 VCF
Track 3: Disting Osc going to Doepfer SEM filter
Tracks 1-3 going to Deflector Shield Phase Shifter and Big Sky
Clock randomization by 4MS RCD, getting its data rotated by Pittsburgh Toolbox S/H.
Track 4: Bass Pads by Juno-1 played off-camera (right hand), my own patch called Aurora Pad 2.
Don't miss any of the action and subscribe today."

Modular Session with Space, Phonogene and Rainmaker

Published on May 17, 2017 Leon van Bokhorst

"Little multi-cam effect noodling from the cave. Testing the waters with Eventide Space, Makenoise Phonogene, and Intellijel Rainmaker."

Moog Announces New Limited Edition SUB SEQUENT 37 CV for Moogfest 2017

A new white beauty from Moog. The SUB SEQUENT 37 CV adds four assignable CV outputs, two assignable Gate outputs, an upgraded keybed, a high-powered headphone amplifier for live-monitoring, and a modified analog signal path.

Full details via Moog Music:

Today we are excited to announce the SUB SEQUENT 37 CV. This limited-edition redesign of the ultra-powerful Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide, with the first 125 units built live on-site at Moogfest 2017. Anchored by a pair of solid aluminum side pieces inset with North American hardwood and affixed to a rugged steel and aluminum enclosure, it features four assignable CV outputs and two assignable Gate outputs for interconnectivity with large-format and Eurorack modular systems, an upgraded keybed for improved playability, a high-powered headphone amplifier for live-monitoring, and a modified analog signal path.

'We are really excited to incorporate community feedback into the evolution of an instrument. Adding CV interconnectivity was the starting point, but we have also increased the headroom in the mixer and significantly extended the range of Multidrive, giving the SUB SEQUENT 37 CV expanded sonic capability and modular control.' - Cyril Lance, Moog Chief Engineer

The SUB SEQUENT 37 CV’s mixer now has double the headroom of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. Taking advantage of the mixer’s newfound flexibility, the gain-staging of the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression. Completing the sonic evolution is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.

SUB SEQUENT 37 CV production is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide. Each instrument is lovingly handcrafted by Moog employee-owners. The first 125 units are available for purchase exclusively through Guitar Center during Moogfest 2017, May 18-22, and on .

SOUND ENGINE EVOLUTION – Greater sonic dimension
MORE MULTIDRIVE – Wider range and dirtier than ever before
ROOM FOR TWO - More headroom means Duo mode sounds even better
6 ASSIGNABLE OUTPUTS – Modular connectivity with 4x CV outs and 2x Gate outs UPGRADED KEYBED – Lightweight with swift action, velocity, and aftertouch HIGH-POWER HEADPHONE AMP – Cue up your next sound in the loudest of venues. LIMITED EDITION -- 2000 units produced worldwide
SUB 37 DESIGN – All the controls and features found on the Sub 37 Tribute Edition:
- Perform in Mono or Duo modes
- 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
- 2 modulation busses with assignable source and destinations
- DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release) looping envelopes with sync
- 256 presets - 16 banks of 16 patches
- Syncable arpeggiator and step sequencer
- Classic Moog Ladder Filter with resonance, Multidrive, and selectable filter slopes"

Roland Juno-106 Lush Analog Dreams 2017 Synthesizer Synth Rik Marston SAW SUB

Published on May 16, 2017 SynthgodXXX

This actual 106 with supersaw mod is currently for sale on eBay here. Some pics were previously captured here.

"Roland Juno-106 Lush Analog Dreams 2017
Synthesizer Demo By Rik Marston
**Watch in HD** **100% No Talking!!**

I can't stop playing this Juno-106 POWERHOUSE
It is soooo warm, sweet & mean in between!! A+++
I am playing some Analog Pads & Strings, then
I morph them into Basses, Leads, FX Etc....
I show off the SAW SUB in the second half @ 08:01 & 11:08
Clearly heard against the Pulse Wave Modulation @ 08:22
The is a very cool & unique Roland Juno-106!
The SAW SUB MOD is so cool for Techno / Industrial!!!!
Perfect for any music! Cuts excellent into any mix!!
The Bass is really fun & easy to tweak on the fly!!!
A real treat for any musician who needs authentic
Roland ANALOG Lush Sweeps, Pads, Strings, ETC...

Want this Juno-106?
On sale NOW on Ebay in USA!
$1200.00 Buy It Now
Free Shipping in USA!
for a limited time only!"

Pitch Black and Phallen - Filling The Void

Published on Aug 19, 2016 Pitch Black & Phallen

Some nice synth spotting in this one including a rare Dewanatron Swarmatron, DSI OB-6, Analogue Solutions Telemark-k, and more.

"A collaborative Process between two artist's Pitch Black and Phallen. Here you will find full performances and steady releases both alike from the Duo. This is also the launch to the first collaborative process "Filling the Void". Keeping an out for whats next from the two by subscribing and following on Instagram for weekly updates. IG- and @Phallen

DP - Anna Franquesa Solano
Editor - Travis Bleen"

KORG Introduces Limited Edition Platinum Edition microKORG

"A bright new color appears for 15th anniversary of microKORG.
It has been fifteen years since microKORG’s release in 2002, and now in 2017, a 15th anniversary platinum-color model is now available. The stylish operating panel features a bright color scheme unified by accents such as black wood panels at left and right, making it an exciting color variation model new to the microKORG.

*A limited number of microKORG PT units will be sold.

All specifications other than color are identical to the microKORG model."

via KORG

Primatone Synthesizer Performance

Published on May 17, 2017 Artifact -Z

Available on Etsy:

Jellysquashing Drum Machines

Published on May 17, 2017 intellijel

"In this video the Jellysquasher meets an assortment of drum machines and rhythms including: Acidlab Miami, Teenage Engineering PO-32, Korg Kaossilator, Vermona DRM1 mkIII, Korg Electribe ER-1, and a Korg Volca Beats.


Analog coloring compressor module

100% analog signal path and sidechain feedforward compressor
Unique (log based RMS) detector
Output routed through a specially selected Edcor transformer with highly desirable saturation qualities.
Three carefully designed analog circuits to impose specific character on the output signal:
TUBE adds non-linear distortion providing second order harmonics
TAPE adds symmetrical distortion providing both even and odd harmonics
XFRM modifies the transformer feedback circuit, giving a boost to low bass content
All three color circuits can be engaged in any combination to react differently based on the input drive level and makeup gain
Sidechain routed through a voltage controllable SVF filter with LP, BP and HP modes. A trimmer on the PCB allows you to adjust Q. This filter can be used independently of the rest of the module.
External sidechain input allows triggering of the compressor with external sources.
Link IN/OUT allows two Jellysquashers to be chained together for stereo operation.
Full CV control of sidechain cutoff, threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, and makeup gain.
Wet/Dry control allows for “New York” style compression where there is a blend of the dry and compressed output signal.
LED bargraph with selectable display modes to view the signal level in VU or the gain reduction in dB.

Max input: +17dBv
Input impedance: 68k ohms
Output impedance: 100 ohms
Frequency response: 5Hz to 30KHz
Range of gain reduction: over 50dB
Threshold: -40dBv to +17dBv
Ratio: 1.3:1 to infinity
Attack: 200us to 200ms
Release: 50ms to 5sec
Makeup gain: 48dB

More Jellysquasher.

How to Pack a Keyboard for Shipping Update

If you initially missed it, the video from Syntaur is back up here.

Synthrotek - D.I.Y. Delay

Published on May 17, 2017 Pieter Smuts Music

"Built a delay unit today. Quite a nice short feedback time, better than dry signal."

modular shades #08 | morphagene

Published on May 17, 2017 Elinch

"peace of music with morphagene. this time only short patch notes, because what you see is what you hear.
make noise morphagene into clouds and 4ms dld. bass by optomix. second sequence is the intellijel dixie 2+ into vcf 24 and lo-fi junky. third sequence dreadbox omikron into lamda, delta. pad from gamma modulate by theta
sequenced by yarns. recorded live with tascam dr 100.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

All parts here.

VGM #105: File Select (Super Mario 64) Chillwave Synth-Pop Cover

Published on May 17, 2017 Ace Waters

"The office is in temporary mode while I wait for stands to complete stage II of the recent re-arranging project/gear acquisition transition. I have been wanting to cover this track from Mario 64 for a very long time. Hope you enjoy it!"


TIPTOP ONE: DOTS (prt_2) from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Demo of the upcoming DOTS - samples collection for the fantastic ONE sample player eurorack module from Tiptop Audio. Created by Konstantin Gervis ( / specifically for the module. Synthesized using a huge Eurorack modular system, various analog and digital synthesizers and a music easel. The sounds were carefully selected to work particularly well in ONE and to be highly usable for live and studio work.

In this video:

All the sound are coming from 4x ONE sample players with the exception of Maraca808 in the first piece. Sequenced with the Circadian Rhythms. No FX were used in this video."

Part 1 here.

New Erica Synths FusionBox Eurorack Module

Published on May 17, 2017 Erica Synths

"Fusion box is a fully analogue effects processor based on two bucket brigade delay chips and tube overdrive in the feedback and input circuits."

Update: new pics added below.

"May 17, 2017

Erica Synths Fusionbox

Erica Synths has released long-awaited Fusiobox! It is distinct multi-functional analogue effects unit that combines BBD chip based effects – delay, flanger, chorus – with tube overdrive in the delay output and feedback path for extra thickness of sound. For more flexibility, lowpass filtering is fully adjustable from none to extreme for really deep bass sound. Special feature, not found in other contemporary stompboxes or effect units, is Vintage Stereo Ensemble.

• Delay and Flanger effects
• Vintage Ensemble Stereo effect
• Tube overdrive in the delay output and feedback path
• FX send/receive connector
• Footswitch connector
• 2 BBD chips (1024 and 4096 stages)
• Passive Lowpass filter for extreme subbass sound

More info

Price: €440 (ex. VAT)

Available from"

Erica Synths - MIDI-Clock

Published on May 17, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a new and super useful module from Erica Synths. Erica Synths are on fire at the minute and the new MIDI to clock or clock to MIDI "MIDI-Clock" is great. It's 6HP and takes clock in and spits MIDI out or takes MIDI clock in and spits analogue/modular clock out. Which ever way you work you get PPQ settings, a divided output and two multiplied outputs. All really quick with switches and a play/pause button too. Nice integration of MIDI clocked gear in both directions."

Roland CMU-800 Revived

via @RythmDial

You don't see these often. The CMU-800 normally required software running on an Apple II via an interface card. You can now use it with a MIDI interface card from Click here for some previous posts featuring the CMU-800. There was also a CMU-810 expander.

0-Coast Patch of the Week #13: SubHarmonic Pulsar Generator

Published on May 17, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"The Slope circuit can be used as an audio-rate clock divider to generate subharmonics."

All parts here.

Custom White Joy Division ARP OMNI 2

via this auction

Video of this one posted here.

"Ok , where do I start , as you can see its a bit tatty , thats because , ive put this one together from spares , as I buy ARPs and repair them , well I ended up with lots of spares , and a body that was so bad with rust etc , I thought why not just for my self a JD tribute spare , so when I get a Omni in for repair , I can just use this to put other boards in to see if they are at fault etc ,, so I sanded it down and sprayed it white anyway this is fully working apart phaser switch not working on Synth section when selected , which I personally never use when just synth is selected , so didnt bother , it is fully recapped , although upper string board is roughly recapped by previous owner of that board , only looks untidy , he had a few shorts , which I corrected , and it works , as in photos keys are rough condition , in appearance , dull , scratched , marks etc but work , so as you can see im not expecting much , im having a clear out to make room , so selling a few more vintage stuff including Roland cr78 , , maybe a lovely Arp pro dgx too. Please arrange own pick up service etc ,
SEE VIDEO of it , I have my own Youtube channel , just put in Chris Cook Arp Omni 2 , joy division and you will soon find a little bold headed drunk buffoon doing JD , OMD , synth repair videos etc etc heres link , this vid is about 4 months old [above]"

Yamaha AN200 Desktop Analog Physical Modeling Synth SN H01055

via this auction

Moog MiniMoog Model D 1972 SN 7767

via this auction

"1972 Minimoog Model D, in very good condition - serial number 7677. All original, recently given a full clean by Dublin's top studio electrical engineer. Plays and sounds like an absolute dream. Includes vintage flight-case."

MFB Dominion 1

via this auction

Korg MS-20 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer SN 141509 w/ Original Japanese Overlay

via this auction

"This is a classic patchable monophonic synth that made its debut in 1978."

Korg LAMBDA ES-50 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 231141

via this auction

Roland Original TB 303 SN 131100

via this auction


via this auction

Sequencing the Sequencer. MOS-LAB Model 15, Doepfer Dark Time, and Moog Sub 37.

Published on May 17, 2017 Resonant Anvil

"All sound is from the MOS-LAB Model 15, driven by a 16-step sequence from the Doepfer Dark Time. Another 16-step sequence from the Moog Sub 37 starts at about a minute, sending to 'MIDI-IN' on the Doepfer, and stopping at around 2.35."

Moffenzeef Modular Muskrat with M.S.G. expansions

Published on May 17, 2017 rupertlally

"Demo of each of Moffenzeef Modular's M.S.G. sound chips in their Muskrat module."

Gomag - One of These (Psytrance)

Published on May 17, 2017 Gomag

In Use

Mutable Instruments - Peaks, Braids, Clouds
Waldorf NW1
Roland Scooper
Doepfer Eurorack Modules
Erica Synths Pico VCO
Flame C-3
Korg SQ1
Yamaha RM1X
Arturia MicroBrute, Beatstep Pro
Novation Minivova, KS6

skinnerbox: one-shot-multiplicity (ableton push, minimoog)

Published on May 17, 2017 iftahbox

ARC At E-Scape 13th May 2017

Published on May 17, 2017 Synthasy2000

"ARC At E-Scape 13th May 2017

Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve at The New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

Edits are due to 4GB FAT32 limit on my camera and also running out of memory space halfway through the encore and having to use my iPhone - terrible timing! The encore was brilliant.

My apologies."

E-Scape 13th May 2017 Taster Various Artists

Published on May 17, 2017

"E-Scape 13th May 2017

The New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

Artists are:

Modulator ESP aka Jez Creek
David Wright and Carys
Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder
Glenn Main

Headline act ARC (Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve) performance can be found here:"

YAMAHA DX7II FM Synthesizer (1987) Uncommon Sounds

Published on May 17, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

YAMAHA FX7 II FD FM Synthesizer drom the year 1987

The demo shows a few uncommon FM sounds. Self-programmed and from the library."

Moog Sub Phatty & DOD FX90 Delay

Published on May 17, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the FX90. The FX90 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Joué MPE tutorial with the Animoog app & Bitwig Studio

Published on May 17, 2017 play joue

"Let's push the boundaries of expressiveness thanks to MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression): See what can be done with the Joué in combination with Animoog and Bitwig Studio."

Alisa 1377 soviet analog synthesizer \ Алиса 1377 Demo

Published on May 17, 2017 Cyril Saar

Maestro soviet analog synthesizer \ Маэстро Demo

Published on May 17, 2017 Cyril Saar

"the instrument has mods by Logich:
Midi+arpeggiator sync to midi clock.
Three direct VCO Wavefrom select switches - Saw, Sq, Pw
going through VCF constantly."

Faemi-1m Soviet Analog synthesizer \ Фаэми - 1м Demo

Published on May 17, 2017 Cyril Saar

1 TONIC A DAY - - - 4 - - - (Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic Jam)

Published on May 17, 2017 Perplex On

"This is a series of very short more or less successfull tryouts with the Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic. On the one hand to help me getting to know this little beast better and on the other hand to show you some of its sonic and performance capabilities. Most of the jams do not use the default drumkit but selfmade ones synced from Sonic Charge's Microtonic. Today with the visual support of Quantum VJ. Enjoy!"

All parts here.

Asaden Ondomo letter

Published on May 17, 2017 JOAN CARLES RAMOS CASANOVA

"mounting letter"

Anyone know what's going on in this video? Is that a stand for music sheets?

Update via @JoshSemans: "Yes! It’s a music stand, of sorts. Very faithful to the design of the Ines seen on many original ondes."

Deepmind/Odyssey/OB-6 - SLOP

Published on May 16, 2017 Jae Ryan

"A quick little detuned jam. Deepmind is doing the bass arp which also doubles as the 'drums' thanks to some clever routing of noise through the mod matrix! OB-6 is doing a random high pitched arpeggio and getting some shimmer verb from the blue sky. Odyssey is doing the detuney string lead thing and hitting the DIG pretty heavily. Nothing special, just a video I wanted to capture quick so I could make use of the Deepmind patch!"

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