MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Patch Notes #33 - For Mojo

Published on May 23, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"Yesterday, I had to make the difficult decision to put my sweet kitty of 18 1/2 years to sleep. This is dedicated to Mojo, the best friend and synth cat I could have wished for.

Make Noise Pressure Points is controlling the chord quality on the Music Thing Chord Organ, which is routed through one channel of Mutable Instruments Clouds and out to the mixer.

Make Noise Rene is controlling the pitch on Mutable Instruments Braids, which is routed through Ripples and on to the other channel on Clouds. Make Noise Tempi is clocking the Moffenzeef Deviant which is lightly randomizing the color control in Braids."

So sad. Condolences to Voltage Control Lab. This is a beautiful tribute. It goes unsaid how much pets mean to us, and how much they become part of us. When we lose them, we lose part of ourselves. The best ones always have your back. I wish we could all be more like our pets.

I found a Pipe! (Eurorack Jam w/ Bastl & Error Instruments) #TTNM

Published on May 23, 2017 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Found a pipe in my music instrument drawer, which my dad brought me from one of his travels. So bear with me for a few minutes of weird and silly sounds, while enjoying the beautiful view over the Mosel river :D"

Korg MiniKorg-700 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 0678

via this auction

New Pics of The River - Polyphonic Multitimbral Analog Synthesizer by Baloran

You might remember The River from this previous post. You'll find some demos there as well. That version was red on white. This one as you can see is a matte black. I spotted these on

Modular Field Trip Ep. 03 - Valley Textures with Telharmonic, Mutable Instruments Rings and Clouds

Published on May 23, 2017 ann annie

"For today's field trip, Wilma took us to the Columbia Gorge for some sunrise atmospheres centered around the Clouds. I decided to fully commit to the modular world and found a beautiful case to fit the bill. Patch Notes below

Follow my Instagram for weird updates and strange happenings! @analoganne


TEMPS UTILE - Providing generous clock, modulated by Dixie II in LFO mode.

CLOUDS - Processing Rings, modulated by dixie II and West Coast Random

RINGS - Processing Mother 32 in Sympathetic String mode

TELHARMONIC - Receiving pitch from Mother 32's KB output, sending "P" to Mother's ext. in and "H" to Rosie's Return input.

MOTHER 32 - Providing Modulation and Melodic Sequencing. Sequencer tempo is controlled by Temp's CH. 6 in Euclidean mode.

Strymon Blue Sky - Reverb

MXR Carbon Copy - Delay"

Jomox Sunsyn Patches

Published on May 23, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Jomox Sunsyn is a peculiar but formidable synthesizer. With eight voices with two analog oscillators each, the Sunsyn is capable of everything from wispy ethereal pads to unreal, destructive basslines. Among its more peculiar features are two 'Ramp Controlled Oscillators,' basically short wavetables that you can modulate with the same flexibility and reliability of tracking as an analog VCO. Various means of animating these RCOs are part of what gives the Sunsyn its unique sound: something between a PPG Wave and any number of classic monosynths. The other remarkable feature is its filter section: with four individually addressable poles, an enormous number of filter topologies can be emulated, for everything from acid squelch to fizzy bandpass to Moog-like thump. Here, we explore some of the different types of sounds the Sunsyn does well: analog keys, pads, and odd, digital glitchy things that resist labeling."

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

R*S Serge Tests by Todd Barton

Published on May 23, 2017 Todd Barton

"Here is my first encounter with some Serge modules by Random*Source: DUSG-WM-VCFq. The only non-R*S is SSF's Ultra Random Analog. Better audio:"

"After the Beep" Elektron Monomachine Demo

Published on May 23, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take with the Elektron Monomachine direct into my Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens"

Flow Follows Through - techno moog 2017 05 23

Published on May 23, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"Todays #soundsketch was a little different for me. Trying my hand at some slimmed down and slightly swung techno.
MPC1000 and Moog RME do this quite well.
Stems in flac format here-"

It's Bob Moog's Birthday Today!

In case you didn't know, Bob Moog would have been 83 today. The following are two tweets from Moog Music and one from the Bob Moog Foundation.

Thank you Bob!

via @moogmusicinc

"#HappyBirthday Bob Moog ❤️"

via @moogmusicinc

"Happy Birthday, Bob! Your days on this earth inspire every step we take in this life.

Love, all of the employee-owners at Moog Music."

via @MoogFoundation

"Happy Birthday to Bob, who would have been 83 today! #Inspiration #Innovation #creativity #humility #Moog #synth #analog #CelebrateBob"

Bach on the Prophet 6 synthesizer - Invention No. 13 in A minor (flutes) - DSI Sequential

Published on May 23, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"A quickly done single oscillator flute patch."

Bach on the Prophet 6 - Invention No. 1 in C major - Dave Smith Instruments Sequential

Published on May 23, 2017 Tom Loncaric

Live cover of Booka Shade - Body Language (Riff from You Don't Know Me by Jax Jones Feat. Raye)

Published on May 23, 2017 benchetwood

"London MD/Producer Ben Chetwood performs a live cover of Booka Shade's Body Language.
This is the song Jax Jones has taken the riff from for 'You Don't Know Me' feat. Raye

All analogue performance using Korg Arp Odyssey, Roland Juno 60, DSI Tempest, Sequential Pro One, Studio Electronics SE1 and Teac A-3440 Reel to Reel."

Let Me Fall (Ableton Push + analog synth live performance)

Published on May 18, 2017 Le Solitaire

"Original song performed live in studio with Ableton Push, Korg Mono/Poly, and Korg Volca Keys.


DP: Rizwan Sattar
Rings courtesy Curiousity & Cure"

New Documentary: SUBOTNICK - Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer

Published on May 22, 2017 Waveshaper Media

"An upcoming, official bio-doc on electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. Fundraising NOW on IndieGoGo (from May 23 - June 21, 2017):

Waveshaper Media, the makers of 2014's acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary 'I Dream Of Wires,' is excited to announce that production is now underway for a new, official bio-documentary about revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. Through a series of candid interviews and illuminating conversations with key figures from his past and present, "Subotnick" will provide an overview of this fascinating composer’s rich life and uncompromising career."

Note Waveshaper is still working on the upcoming documentary on Bob Moog, Electronic Voyager. The following are some details on SUBOTNICK captured for the archives.

"2017 is a milestone year for revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. It not only marks the 50th anniversary of his iconic 1967 album “Silver Apples of the Moon,” but also sees the premiere of “Crowds and Power,” a new multi-media tone poem for voice, electronic sound, and live imagery, commissioned by NYC’s Lincoln Center, and premiering there in July.

Novation // Circuit 1.5 Update

Uploaded on May 18, 2017 NovationTV

"Novation’s new version of Circuit firmware, Version 1.5, has been released for Circuit.

The new version of Circuit firmware feels much more creative. Circuit 1.5 focusses on increased expression of sequences and closer representation of live-recorded parts. It also enables instant preview of patches, making sound selection quicker and easier while jamming.

There are several features that are distinct improvements. The first is Fractional Gate: Novation has given the Gate sequencer six times more precision per step. Version 1.5 enables staccato steps to be programmed per-step and increases variance in melody creation.

The improved gate functionality makes it a great choice as a sequencer to drive a modular system, as well as it having two inbuilt synth engines (six-voice), and a sampler built-in.

Synth Patch Preview means that anyone can listen to synth patches directly from the selection view: poly patches play the root, third and fifth notes of the current scale and key, while mono patches play the root note.

Circuit 1.5 also features MIDI CC Send and Receive, which means MIDI CC data can be turned on or off to prevent any unwanted parameter changes. Circuit Mono Station also comes with MIDI CC Send and Receive, so what MIDI information is shared between both devices can be chosen.

The firmware is available via Components and Components Standalone on Mac or PC."

Kurzweil Forte 7 & Artis Demos with Chris Martirano

Published on May 23, 2017 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Forte 7 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano from Kurzweil Demos the Forte 7 Digital Stage Piano at Kraft Music.

The Kurzweil Forte 88-key and Forte 7 76-key digital stage pianos are the most advanced keyboards to ever wear the Kurzweil logo. Flash-Play provides the Forte with a staggering amount of horse-power; 16 GB sample content with zero-loading time (including brand new Japanese and German Grand Pianos, Vintage '77 and '73 Tine Electric Pianos, Wurly, Clav, Harpsichord, Celeste, and much more...), heaping mounds of powerful DSP, and ultrafast performance. In addition, the Forte features twice the FX power Kurzweil has ever offered; a new UI with widescreen color LCD display; sliders with LED ladders; KORE64, PC3, and Artis series sounds; and dedicated master EQ and Compressor. Software Editors allow you to get deeper into editing and take control from your Mac/PC or iPad.

Be sure to check out Kraft Music's exclusive BUNDLES for the Kurzweil Forte digital stage piano that include great accessories you'll need to get the most out of this instrument. Whether you need just the essentials, or want to complete your setup for the stage or the studio, we have a money-saving package deal on the new Kurzweil Forte for you!"

Kurzweil Artis 7 Demo with Chris Martirano

Published on May 23, 2017 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Artis 7 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano from Kurzweil Demos the Artis 7 Digital Stage Piano at Kraft Music.

Designed to be simple and powerful, the Kurzweil Artis digital stage pianos are all-in-one gig machines, with astonishing sound quality, 128-voice polyphony, 88-note hammer-weighted (Artis) or 76-note semi-weighted (Artis7) key action, and a user-friendly interface. Highlights of sounds in these instruments include a 9' German grand piano, KB3 ToneReal™ organs, 256 factory programs (including EPs, Clavs, strings, synths, horns, drums, percussion, guitars, vox, mallets, and more), and 256 factory multis. The Kurzweil Artis also features a global 3-band master output EQ, programmable physical controllers, and dedicated transpose buttons. The user interface includes comprehensive sound selection tools such as direct category and program/multi sound selection with assignable category default program/multi. You also get 10 dedicated, easily accessed front-panel buttons for 1-button recall of your most-used programs and multis.

Be sure to check out Kraft Music's exclusive BUNDLES for the Kurzweil Artis and Artis7 digital stage pianos that include great accessories you'll need to get the most out of these instruments. Whether you need just the essentials, or want to complete your setup for the stage or the studio, we have a money-saving package deal on the Kurzweil Artis for you!"

Moog Music Subsequent 37 CV Synthesizer Demo

Published on May 23, 2017 Vintage King

"Meet the brand new Moog Music Subsequent 37 CV, a limited edition redesign of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. The Subsequent 37 CV features some unique upgrades from its predecessor including a modified analog signal path, four assignable CV outputs and two assignable Gate outputs for interconnectivity with larger modular systems, a new keybed and a high-powered headphone amplifier for use on stage."

Dark Psy-Trance with Korg monologue & Korg Lambda - demo from Warstat #48 :o)=

Published on May 23, 2017 Druweed

Sound Semiconductor SSI2144 VCF Now Available in Single Quantities at DSP Synthesizers

via DSP Synthesizers

"The SSI2144 reprises the SSM2044 of legacy chipmaker

Solid State Microtechnology, which many believe to be the best-sounding analog synthesis filter IC ever produced.

Based on Dave Rossum’s patented classic improved ladder topology, the SSI2144 allows rich tonal characteristics that showcase the very best attributes of subtractive synthesis.

The SSI2144 uses the same internal circuit as the SSM2044 but in a SSOP-16 package.

It is now available at DSP Synthesizers in single quantities for DIY projects.

There is also an adapter PCB for converting it to a DIP-16 SSM2044 replacement to upgrade or repair vintage synthesizers."

You can read about the SSI2144 from Sound Semiconductor here.

MIDI Tutorial Series by Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio

MIDI Part 1 - MIDI Signal Path

Published on May 22, 2017 Shifted Phase

"This is the first part of my series on MIDI. In it we cover the basic idea of what MIDI is and how devices are connected together including how IN, OUT and THRU ports work, and the different types of MIDI connections."

Build your own Synthesizer

Published on May 23, 2017 Pieter Smuts Music

"Synth build through DIY delay"

w/ Synthrotek's Atari Punk Console


This one in via @carolinezoids

"'Silence is *NOT* Requested': 29-31 May w/ Synth Petting Zoo, @Analog_On & #Moog System 55: … #berkeley50 @matrixsynth"

The will be performances as well of course. Full details here.

"Time to move outside our comfort zone…
In a nod towards the artistic “happenings” and gatherings of the 1960s, the Library of Trinity College Dublin presents three nights of poets, music, sound effects, psychedelic projections and swirling quadraphonic sound in the Berkeley Library.

Curated by Richard Duckworth of the Department of Music, these events link the fifty years since the Moog synth was made commercially available with the opening of the Berkeley Library, and mark a radical departure from our usual events…

The nights have at their heart the classic Moog System 55 synthesiser – in Dublin as part of an upcoming Science Gallery exhibition – and we are very grateful to Paul Smith/Moog Sound Lab UK for its use. Each night will feature a 'Synth Petting Zoo' to get up close and personal with the rig."

Analog On w/ Buchla & 5U systems.

Original Vintage White ARP Odyssey 2800

via this auction

Patch Base for iPad Adds Editors for 4 Vintage Roland Synths

iTunes: Patch Base - Coffeeshopped LLC

Roland synths: JV-2080, JV-1080, XP-80, XP-60

"Patch Base 2.6 is available today, bringing editors for 4 Roland synths: JV-2080, JV-1080, XP-80, and XP-60. These synths were incredibly popular in the 90's, and have a lot of sounds that you'll recognize, just scrolling through the presets. According to Wikipedia, "The JV-1080 has been used on more recordings than any other module in history." And according to Legowelt, "If you program [the JV-2080], you can get some really freaky sounds out of it." Now with Patch Base, you can take these old machines to new (freaky) places.

Support for each synth is divided into two editors. The "Patch" editor is the standard synth voice editor, giving access to all voice parameters as well as copy/paste for envelopes and "Tones" (more on this below). The "Rhythm" editor is the drum kit editor, where you can create a kit with 64 different sounds in it, and shape each sound with pitch, filter, and amp envelopes.

Full support for each synth is available as an In-App Purchase, and the purchase of support for a synth unlocks both the Patch and Rhythm editors. For the next few days, these new editors are all 50% off. So check them out!"

VIRTUAL Yamaha DX-7 / DX-7II Programmer for Logic

The editor is available on eBay here, or Reverb here.

"This software is a virtual synthesizer programmer for use with any 6-operator Yamaha FM Synthesizer. Designed originally for the DX-7 or DX-7II series, it can also be used with any other 6-operator Yamaha synth - but is only compatible at the VOICE level. Therefore on a synth like the TX-802, you can edit the individual 6-operator FM sound of any one voice, but not the Multi setups involving multiple voices.

The editor lives in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio/sequencer program (formerly Emagic Logic). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer. This software can NOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It is not a plug-in and is not compatible with VST, Ableton, AU or any other plug-in format.

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the editor you purchased for Logic.UNZIP this archive and you will have a choice of LOGIC song documents you can now open in the Logic program, either original DX-7 or DX-7II version. In general, please select the version that more closely resembles your particular model. With first generation FM synths like the DX-1, DX-5, TX-7 and TX816 use the DX-7 version - and for the DX-7S and TX-802 you should use the DX-7II version.

ARP Omni 2

via this auction

Note the leather side panel bending up in the last image. The orange on black Arps had thick leather rather than wood side panels.


via this auction

"You are looking at an original Arp Pro Soloist. One of the first synthesizers to come out in the early 70's. About as vintage as it gets. This has been owned by my family since it was new. My sister played this in the 70's at our church. (see the original vendor sticker from Wichita. KS.) Or course it was been in storage for 30 + years. It is missing the bottom cover, and both of the wooden sides are a little loose like they might be missing a screw. I plugged it in and the red light on the on/off switch did not light up. I did not go any further to see how much does or does not work. I'm sure a person could service this and get it back up and running great."

Vintage Elka Synthex SN 867

via this auction

"This Elka Synthex is in in excellent condition.Refurbished by Retrolinear in 2014 for $2250(see receipt ).
Includes the original pristine operating manual and midi break out box attachment.Comes with all original 80 factory patches(yes, it has the laser harp).

Exceptional sound capabilities that almost all other analog poly synths of the 1978-1983 era can't quite produce due to their lack of BPF/HPFs. There are plenty of websites to research this synth: Sound on Sound, Vintage Synth Explorer, Great Synthesizers, and plenty of videos on You Tube on this incredible synth.

For the novice, the Synthex contains the following:
DCO- analog oscillators with digital control ,2 per voice. Tri/Saw/Square/Pulse/Ring Mod
Noise Genetator-white/pink
VCF-Curtis analog24dB LP, 12dB HP, 12dB & 16dB BP
VCA- analog ADSR
LFO-Tri/Square/Rising and falling ramp with routing to osc/filters, and amps
Glide/portamento control
Sequencer-4 track with pulse or real time programming 128 notes
transpose function
Split/layering keyboard
BBD Chorus with 3 modes
Mono/stereo selector with L/R panning
Service included:

cabinet stripped and finished
installed high grade wide range linear PSU which eliminates the need for a fan(operates 30degrees cooler which minimizes the damage risk to the expensive Curtis chips). For a snapshot of the new "silent Synthex", do a search for "Elka Synthex great synthesizers" and click on Elka Synthex-a polyphonic classic/Greatsynthesizers.Scroll down and see the new German manufactured PSU for the Elka Synthex that allows for cooler and quiter playing. Well worth the $750 these new PSUs go for! The same PSU was installed in this unit in 2014.
all electrolytic capacitors replaced
all logic chips on keyboard contact strip replaced
replaced ROMS with latest software upgrade
replaced RAM ICs
rebuilt joystick controller and repaired analog joystick readout circuitry
reapired faulty solder joints on keyboard and sequencer control boards.
cleaned all keyboard contacts, switch contacts,and controls
calibrated all oscillators and filter trims"

KORG MONO/POLY monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

The seller has one more listed here.

"Overhauled before shipping for long life and to keep original sounds,
Change all electrolytic capacitors and voltage regulators, most of short life Operational Amplifiers and logis ICs with new ones.
Knobs, switches and jacks cleaning.
Four VCOs are in perfect unison due to special VCO circuit care."

KORG MS-10 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

"Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors voltage regulators, short life transistors, opamps and logis ICs with new ones,
and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping."

New nonlinearcircuits Plague of Demons - thru0 VCO

via nonlinearcircuits

"This VCO uses DG202 (or equivalents) analogue switches to achieve the thru 0 function, based on ideas presented in Electronotes EN#75."


Published on May 23, 2017 TAKASHI WAKABAYASHI

See the DigiLog label below for more.

Tuesday is Blipday - Elektron Monomachine

Published on May 23, 2017 Hellcore

"Single pattern song mode messing."

Doepfer Dark Energy 2 & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on May 23, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Werkstatt synthesiser through the Verbzilla. The Verbzilla been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Volca FM - Fantasia

Published on May 23, 2017 RemixSample

"Fantasia from The NeverEnding Story on Volca FM."

Arturia MatrixBrute Sound Check by soundrope

Published on May 22, 2017 soundrope

Arturia MatrixBrute #1 | Check Preset Sound
Arturia MatrixBrute #2 | Control VCO & Audio Modulation
Arturia MatrixBrute #3 | Play with Paraphonic & Duo Split Mode
Arturia MatrixBrute #4 | Modulation Matrix
Arturia MatrixBrute #5 | Create Sequence
Arturia MatrixBrute #6 | Performance

Teenage Engineering OP-1: Making a beat

Published on May 22, 2017 Accurate Beats

"Just a quick beatmaking on the OP-1.
This one came out pretty different from the stuff I normally do but hey.... Why not?
All commments and questions are very much welcome!"

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