MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Soundlab Build Log 1 - Planning and Sourcing Parts : The necessary evils

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"First installment of my build log for the Music From Outerspace Soundlab Ultimate and Expander project. An awesome semi-modular system by Ray Wilson. We start with planning and parts procurement, the boring part, so we can have all the fun later :)

You can purchase these panels and PCBs here:

You can purchase my Songs from Outer Space album here:

And finally, please be my Patreon! :"


Published on Jun 1, 2017 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander², QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 110²², RS 360
Buchla 292e
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2m², A101-2², A131², A133², A134²²,

KORG MS-10 Original Vintage Analog Synth SN 134089

via this auction

"KORG MS-10 original vintage analog synth in truly great cosmetic and electronic condition, very very clean, absolutely everything works on this synth"

YAMAHA CS15D Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction


Published on Jun 1, 2017 Shifted Phase

"Learn some of the low level details of DIN MIDI, and why the design of MIDI is useful and unique to music. Future videos will cover the actual messages and how they apply to actually making music with MIDI."

All parts here.

Elektron Digitakt built in samples and sequencing a Monologue

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Using the new Elektron Digitakt with 6 tracks of some of the built in samples and 1 midi track sequencing the Korg Monologue. Tweaking some of the filters and the send reverb and delay effects. Some LFO modulation is used and some trig conditions to vary the sequence some.

Digitakt, from Elektron, is a compact digital sampling drum machine that has everything one needs to make beats. With its highly flexible digital architecture, sounds can be manipulated, mangled, chopped, and organized to make any type of rhythms. It has a fully featured live-friendly sequencer that can also be used to sequence external MIDI gear. Elektron's Overbridge is also fully functional in the Digitakt, for an even smoother experience interfacing the Digitakt with computers and other gear.

Available here:"

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Vintage Korg/Unicord Poly-Ensemble P Model K-4 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 780199

via this auction

Modded Moog Voyager XL 2010's Tolex

via this auction

"Two mods were installed by Moog for us, the slew rate mod which makes the waveforms more precise, and the flashing mod wheel LFO rate modification, which syncs the mod wheels internal (white) lighting to the speed of the main LFO."


via this auction

"YAMAHA CS01 II Mobile Analog Monophonic Synthesizer. Clean battery compartment, 1/4" output, built in speaker; all tested and fully functional."

Access Virus Indigo 2

via this auction

"This is in essence a Virus C with more polyphony than the Indigo 1."

Modular on the Roof 10: Bubba Ayoub [Juggable Offense]

Published on Jun 1, 2017 pyrofiliac

"For #modularontheroof 's first after dark session, we brought a TV and CV-controlled lights up to the roof so Bubba Ayoub, who plays under the name Juggable Offense, could perform his unique blend of audio and video synthesis. Some really beautiful soundscapes and an absolutely transcendent bioluminescent musical aura.

Juggable Offense on Bandcamp:"

All parts here.

Blotter - Live Acid Trance [TR-8, System-1, JU-06, Blofeld, MB-33, Circuit, Social Entropy Engine]

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Acid Alex

"This track is called 'Blotter' and was recorded live. I hope you like it :-)

Please subscribe and leave comments below.

Gear used...

Social Entropy Engine MIDI Sequencer
Novation Circuit
Roland AIRA TR-8
Roland AIRA System-1 (SH-101 Plugout)
Roland AIRA MX-1
Roland JU-06
Waldorf Blofeld
MAM MB33 Retro x2
Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp Pedal


Wireless / motion sensing audio electronics test - crows & amen jungle for Merge Festival 2017

Published on Jun 1, 2017

"First test of electronics for the Merge Festival 2017 dodgems installation - more info:"

Twin Peaks Soundtrack Cover

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Anthony Distefano

"My version of Laura Palmer's Theme. This was all done using NI Absynth's envelopes."

Follow-up to Mulholland Drive Theme Cover.


Published on Jun 1, 2017 MIxbern

Jean-Michel Jarre rhythms.

"Synchronising the Korg Minipops 7and the Roland CR8000 with senquencer YAMAHA QX5, Kenton Pro solo MKII (sync DIN for CR8000) and TOUCHPRONE midi to clock for MP7)"

CHAiOS SYNTH 2 Now Supports Ableton Link

Published on Jun 1, 2017 MrRonZimmer

"It's finally there - CHAiOS SYNTH 2 with Ableton Link integration! That really makes a lot of sense.. Watch this little teaser and get it now. You will have so much fun!"

iTunes: CHAiOS SYNTH 2 - Per Loenicker

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Captain Credible Introduces Fantasy Mansion (Metronomicon Audio/Musikkoperatørene)

What Is Fantasy Mansion?

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Captain Credible

"Fantasy Mansion is out on PCB(!)/DL june 16th 2017 on Metronomicon Audio!"

Fantasy Mansion

"Captain Credible is an electronic musician who also designs and produces his own instruments. This is what happens when people like this release an EP. An EP that is both a collection of recorded works, and a physical musical instrument. The EP, which can also be streamed from the internet, is an epic journey in a landscape of intense electronic music with scattered islands of calm reflection. The physical manifestation of this EP is a circuit board with buttons, a light sensor and a headphone jack. This circuit board can be played as a musical instrument, and the user can easily compose his or her own melodies. It will also generate its own beats and melodies and even occasionally modify those made by the user. It will also synchronize to external hardware like drum machines or sequencers.

This EP is therefore not a finished work, but instead a starting point for further experimentation and expression by the user.

Captain Credible is also known for his eccentric live performanses at home and abroad where he plays his home made blinking pyramids, motion sensing helmets, candles, lasers and magic crystals."

Fantasy Mansion

Chrono Trigger - Sealed Door (Minilogue Remix)

Published on Jun 1, 2017 RemixSample

"Minilogue analog synth remix of Sealed Door aka Balthasar's Theme from the SNES game Chrono Trigger. 75% KORG Minilogue & 25% Korg M1 (Pluck Arp)."

Cat Full of GHOSTS LIVE VJ Reel 2017

Published on May 31, 2017 Cat Full of GHOSTS

"My Vj reel of live work. Thanks to Ben Willis and Square sounds fest for much of the footage of me."

Figūras @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Erica Synths

"Figūras is an experimental music project by Kaspars Groševs.

Visuals by DEE."

Roland's The Synthesizer 2nd Edition

via this auction

"The Synthesizer Second Edition Roland 2nd Edition the Synthesizer 4 Books Vintage 1978 - 'A Foundation for Electronic Music' - 66 pages; 'Multichannel Recording for Electronic Music' - 48 pages; 'Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music Volume One' - 103 pages; 'Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music Volume Two' - 105 pages. Condition as shown in photos. From a smoke-free home."

You can find a digital copy on Analog Industries.

Vintage Roland Piano Plus EP-11 SN 146274 w/ Auto Rhythm Section

via this auction

Curios what the rhythm section is based on. If you know feel free to leave a comment.

You can check out a video featuring the EP-11 here.

Roland SH-101 Synth

via this auction

Do you see it as blue or grey?

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev2 SN 0486

via this auction

"For auction here is a vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev2........serial number 486. This a one owner P-5. I purchased this Prophet new, in 1978, and used it for approximately three years. It was then put into storage inside its Anvil case in my warehouse/rehearsal building. That building, which I have occupied for the past four decades was sold last summer, and I got notice I would have to move out. I got the Prophet out last fall, and it would not power up correctly. I shipped it to Wine Country Sequentials in early April. Wine Country has been servicing and modifying Sequential Circuits product since the early 1980's, when the Sequential factory ceased operations. They are considered the Prophet 5 experts. I received delivery back from Wine Country last week, and this Prophet has been refurbished and serviced, and is now ready for a new owner.

The Rev2 Prophets were designed with the revered SSM chips, and are considered by most to be among the warmest, fattest sounding synths ever produced. The sound and flexibility of the Prophet 5's are legendary. This one keeps with that tradition, and sounds incredible."

Sequential Circuits Pro One w ORIGINAL BOX SN 3322

via this auction

"Recently serviced to make sure its tiptop. New Bushings, Jwire version. All original Everything."

BugBrand - PTDelay

Published on Jun 1, 2017 DivKidVideo

"BugBrand PTDelay! Awesome unit which has had me impressed since I first got my hands on it a while ago. Noisy, characterful, beautiful feedback filtering, CVs like a mad dog with hot chips and a nice overdrive on the input gain stage. This one has a 1/4" jack for CV input but they normally come with a banana socket."

TTSH // 001 - Dark Bass

Published on Jun 1, 2017 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 095-
TTSH 001-

First patch on DiscoverNoise with the TTSH (Rev. 1). A dark bass with some ligher sounds, all sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep."


Published on Jun 1, 2017 therudyrude

"Sampling with digitakt"

That's some funny sampling.

Ensoniq Mirage Is Sample Editing With Hexadecimal Difficult?

Published on Jun 1, 2017 The Daydream Sound

I think there might be a decimal missing in the 2017 prices.

"Editing wavesamples using Hexadecimal has made many apprehensive about using the Ensoniq Mirage Sampler. In the video we’ll find out the scoop on Hex as well as why the Mirage sampler uses Hex in the first place?"

MPC Experiment: Creating a simple (Minimal) Techno Pattern with the MPC Live (lots of Sound Editing)

Published on Jun 1, 2017 umonox

A look at working with the user interface of the new Akai MPC Live.

"Heyja. In this first MPC Experiment Video i want to go back to my 'roots' and i want to show you how i create a simple (Minimal) Techno Pattern on the Akai MPC Live - from scratch! :-) There's quite a lot of Sound Editing shown here, so: Those of you who liked my last Video on the MPC (the one about a Workaround for Parameter Locks) will love this one!! I guess :-D

I hope you enjoyed this Video. If thats the case, leave me a Like, will ya?! :-) Also, leave me some comments if you have further questions - or if you just want to say Thank You ;-) And dont forget to subscribe if you dont wanna miss whats coming next.

All the best,

Null-A and friends

Published on Jun 1, 2017 cirtcele

"just a quick grab from a 3U synth with Null-A, EF, CEM3340 VCO, Timbre, bong0 & mixer"

Insane Synths: Bleep Labs' THINGAMAGOOP (v2)

Published on Jun 1, 2017 daleturner

"THINGAMAGOOP v2: Handmade analog + digital synthesizer you control with light, made by Bleep Labs. About the size of your average "stompbox," Thingamagoop 2 generates digital or analog sounds from an analog VCO, and has an antenna--or LEDacle--sticking out the top, with a light at its end; point it towards or away from the sensor to change the frequency cutoff. Switches and knobs control the source and waveform, as well as an arcade style "kill switch" button on the side to cut audio in/out. But the beauty of this box is its sheer weirdness--white noise, odd frequencies, and sounds; one of the all time best noise machines. (Also has CV in/out to “communicate” with synths.)

In this video, you're hearing it totally "dry," with no effects (and, of course, in mono). Not sure why this "improv" has a couple audio anomalies/artifacts in certain spots. (Other "takes" didn't have this.)

Song: 'Things That Go Goop'
© Dale Turner 2017"

Sonicsmith - Squaver P1 & ConVertor

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Knobs

"It's all voltage now.

0:32 - Overview
1:36 - Controls
4:46 - With guitar
5:39 - With other devices
7:06 - ConVertor
8:24 - Outro"

WMD Test Lab Performance - Love Cosmic Love

Published on Jun 1, 2017 WMDevices

"Matt Tanner has many specialties here at WMD. He is the #1 builder of the Performance Mixer, #1 morale booster, and owns the #1 softest dog in the shop, Louis. Matt has been into music as long as he can remember and has been playing drums for 15+ years. After starting to work at the shop a little over a year ago, Matt caught the modular bug hard and has been working on different ways of incorporating his drums into a modular environment

For this performance, Matt is using his Roland TD-11 electronic drum kit with it's MIDI out routed to a Pittsburgh MIDI - CV converter. From there he's got a 3 voice modular set up including WMD and Noise Engineering modules. PDO, Arpitecht, BIA, and the Performance Mixer are at the heart of his rig.

Matt plays music under the name Love Cosmic Love, and is planning to release a new album soon!"

Crazy8 Jam1 with TherapSid MKII and Modular System

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Twisted Electrons

Crazy8 Jam 2. A200 and Amen Break Slices


Cyclone Analogic TT-303, TT-78 and TT-606 Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Bonedo

"TT-303 Bass Bot, TT-78 Beat Bot and TT-606 Drum Drone live tweaking. Pure Sound, no external effects used."

Digitakt – How to make synth sounds (Beginner Friendly Tutorial)

Published on Jun 1, 2017 BoBeats

"In this video I show you a song I made and explain how the sounds were made."

3sleeves + OP-1 = JuneBap day1

Published on Jun 1, 2017 3sleeves

"First day of an effort to jam daily through the month.... #JuneBap"

That little tape graphic was a brilliant idea from Teenage Engineering.

79-81 era Serge - Space Machine, Away Into the Universe

Published on May 31, 2017 djangosfire

"Patch on the '79-'81 era Serge.

Organic, analog .... gritty and wonderful tones. A joy to patch... even if it's a bit fiddly :)

Cheers! - Djangosfire"

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