MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Expressive E Touché & Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Ryan Gaston

"First test with the Expressive E Touché and Eurorack synthesizer. The Touché controls crossfading between pulsing/clicking sounds from the Make Noise DPO as well as the position, size, and density controls on the Mutable Instruments Clouds. And of course, a healthy helping of Pressure Points :)"

Yamaha CS-30L Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Extremely rare outside of Japan, vintage Yamaha analog synth with classic tone, really fast envelopes, with TWO supersweet 12db multimode filters with lowpass, bandpass, highpass, and multiple routings that can be used at the same time, TWO Vcas (so you can mix multiple versions of some stuff), ring mod, post-vca sine wave, 3 envelopes, multiple lfo waveforms, and sooooo many modulation possibilities, a CS-15 on steroids.

A very strange synth that does things differently, and def can get sounds that nothing else can, but can also do standard vintage synth tones and do it well. Some really unusual routings in here, like you can send two vcos to filter 1, but then one of those vcos goes to another filter which can do that vco, or external audio, or hp of the other filter, and then both go to the same vca, but then you can send the second filter to a second vca that has a ring mod, and you can control which vca or the balance between them you hear on the overall output?! Not to mention you get 5 versions of 3 envelopes and 5 waveforms of one lfo and key tracking to modulate the filters, and the same minus keytracking for the ring. Bizarre and kinda cool, but then missing stuff on much simpler synths, like sync, or 2 osc vibrato. Lotsa cv connectivity options. But then there's a sine wave in vco 2 if you want to beef up your highpass filter sounds cause why not? And all 3 envelopes are slightly diff, and if you ever wondered what it would sound like to have a saw wave modulated by an inverted envelope modulate the pitch mod on just one ocsilator going through a ring mod modulated by a saw going in the opposite direction on that same lfo, with it all going through lowpass filters sloping in opposite directions but only the second one having s/h from the lfo, this is the synth.

In top notch cosmetic condition, really beautiful, and everything works and sounds as it should. Built like a tank. Comes with cover and legs, so it can be set up on its own without a stand, or just throw the legs in the cover and it's ready to travel in its own built in road case."

Elektron Digitakt and MIDI Tutorial Videos by umonox

Published on Jun 12, 2017 umonox

Digitakt and MIDI #01: Controlling the Korg ARP Odyssey (Your Questions Answered!)
Digitakt and MIDI #02: Working with the Strymon BigSky (Your Questions Answered!)
Digitakt and MIDI #03: Controlling the Elektron Analog Four (Your Questions Answered!)
Quick Tip #04: Controlling the Digitakt with the MPC Live (Sync, CC, Program Change)

SynthLab at SoundPedro 2017

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Rychard Cooper

Sander Roscoe Wolf Live at SoundPedro 2017
Qrux live at SoundPerdo 2017
Loren Nerell live at SoundPedro 2017
Som Live at SoundPedro 2017
Rychard Cooper Live at SoundPedro 2017
Faraday Cage Live at SoundPedro 2017
foreign native Live at SoundPedro 2017

Techno jam with XR20, MicroBrute, Polara, and Phenol

Published on Jun 13, 2017 SynthMania

"Techno mixing with AKAI XR20, Arturia MicroBrute, Digitech Polara, and Kilpatrick Audio Phenol"

Jean Michel Jarre Laserharp 2 on EH400 clone Mini Synth.

Published on Jun 13, 2017 miro2424

"Played on Electro Harmonix EH400 clone Mini Synthesizer. The clone is a mini copy without the internal amplifier and speaker. It has the same octave range as the original and it is played with a 1/8 phono jack as a stylophone."


Published on Jun 13, 2017 Todd Barton

"another short experiment re-routing the Random Stepped signal to different inputs of the Slope Generator. Better audio here:"

bitranger romp

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Brian Comnes

"Bastl BitRanger with Synapsis extension clocking a Teen Age Operators PO-12 drum machine ......VIdeo produced with UTAMI GlitchGif"

Jam Sessions #2 - Sunrizer (app) + Pocket Operator 12 - 0

Published on Jun 13, 2017 0

"sunrise and the po12 together"

First person synth jams! EP4: Juno-106 solo over an OB-Xa, Pro-One, Polivoks, SDS 800, and a TR-606

Published on Jun 13, 2017 synthead

"Music starts at 3:37!
Download the song here!"

This one reminded me of Jean-Jacques Perrey.

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 9320

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 342465 with Kenton Pro Solo

via this auction

Keio Synthesizer Traveler F-1 Singing Geisha

SN 730203 via this auction

"Here is a super Rare Keio Synthesizer Traveler pedal. Excellent condition, looks and sounds awesome!"

You can find some previous posts featuring the Keio Traveler F-1 here. Korg was originally known as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd. and later Keio Electronic Laboratories.


Published on Oct 2, 2014 Igor Spirkin

Roland M-VS1
demo from Igor Spirkin (U-Tape Records)

via this auction

You can find another demo of the Roland M-VS1 by Retrosound here.

Roland SUPER JX-10 Vintage Analog Synth SN 685210

via this auction

Raw Deep House Jam #1

Published on Jun 13, 2017 snolan1990

"Pure raw live house with a deep vibe. Forgive the rough nature!

Just before I loaded up another tune I was working on I thought I'd fire up the MAM MB33 and Akai MFC42 for a quick work out.

Just a loop made in a couple of minutes but I thought I would record a quick video rather than just dump it.

Drums - Akai S900 & SCI Drumtraks
Bass - MAM MB33
Pad - Roland Juno-60 through the Akai MFC42
Lead - Moog Slim Phatty
Sequencer - Akai ASQ10"

Modular Jam 06 13 17

Published on Jun 13, 2017 angelometz

", ARP 2600, Roland SH7, TR606 and Nord Drum, all clocked by Arturia Beatstep Pro. Recorded live into protools, no mix or master."

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 19- Envelopes

Published on Jun 13, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the envelope generators present on the Arturia MatrixBrute."

All parts here.

Welcome back telharmonic

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Human Koala

"just a little noodle with the telharmonic from makenoise, reverb bluesky"


Telharmonic Test 2

Published on Jun 13, 2017

Ampify & Novation Release Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio for iOS

Groovebox for iOS // A Beats & Synths Studio from Ampify on Vimeo.

iTunes: Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio - Novation

"If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad.

Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad.

A Beats & Synth Music Studio

Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio.

Synths Designed in Partnership with Novation

Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics

Easy to start, Deep Enough to Master

Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.


• Three powerful instruments - Drumbox, Retrobass and Poly-8
• Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
• Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats
• Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
• Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with legendary Novation
• Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns*
• Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists
• Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls
• Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them
• Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale
• Mix your music - 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone.
• Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others

*Requires In-App Purchase

Advanced Features

• Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export
• Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live
• Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported
• Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete
• iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen
• Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export
• Bluetooth speaker supported

Ampify x Novation

We are Ampify, a unique innovative team formed from Novation, world-renowned music instrument pioneers. We’re responsible for some of the most popular music creation and remixing apps on Apple’s App Store. Launchpad for iOS has nearly 7 million downloads, and Blocs Wave for iOS won a number of prestigious awards. Our team, originally called Blocs, is now known as Ampify.

Supported Devices

Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus. Requires iOS 10."

And the descriptions and screenshots from iTunes:

iTunes: Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio - Novation

New Folktek Alter 1 and 2 Now on Indiegogo

Folktek's new Alter 1 and 2 are now on Indiegogo.

Details via the campaign:

"First; Yes, we just had a successful indiegogo campaign for the Folktek Mescaline and we're currently working to fulfill those orders (and it's going well and I think we're still on schedule!).

Second; Two reasons as to why we would have another campaign for a new Folktek release:

1. These cost a lot of money to make. By pre-ordering, you're helping us to pay for the manufacturing and production costs and we can give you a better deal for a limited time.

2. We can gauge interest and have an idea of how many to make. If there's interest in just 50 modules, why make 300? If we make only 50 and there's interest in 300, it takes us months longer to fulfill that interest because manufacturing and production takes basically the same amount time whether we create 50 or 500.

If you're unfamilar with Folktek, please see and find us on instagram and facebook.

This is a simple campaign and we're not force feeding it. If you like the modules, preorder now is cool - 2 weeks only at the limited price either here or on the folktek site. If you'd rather wait until they're out, please do."

Follow-up to New Folktek Alter 1 & Alter 2 Eurorack Effects Modules.

DSP Synthesizers microBeat PCB Now Available

via DSP Synthesizers

"If you have purchased the uO2 minipops chip there is now a PCB available for it.

It has potentiometers for tempo and pattern, switch for run/stop and power, leds for clock/reset outputs and a CR2032 battery holder in the back.

Measuring only 61x41mm makes the minipops rhythmbox pocket sized.

The PCB and u02 chip can be purchased at DSP Synthesizers."

eVerb: new Z-DSP card (part 2)

eVerb: new Z-DSP card (part 2) from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Testing the new eVerb card for Tiptop Audio Z-DSP processor.

Sending a simple dry chord sequence (3x Tiptop Audio Z3000s going through a filter) into the module via auxiliary send from a Mackie mixer. Signals are properly Modular Line level converted. No EQ, compression, delays and whatever else other than the eVerb was used.

Part 2: going through the last 4 algorithms (5-8)"

Part 1 here.


Published on Jun 13, 2017 Randy Piscione

"Starts off quiet, picks up when the drums come in. Use headphones if you can. Better audio is here:

Sequence, bloopy percussion and lead is the modular. The lead is the nonlinearciruits VCO on the left and a Make Noise DPO on the right. Lower pad-ish thing is the Phenol driven by the modular. Whistle-ish thing is the Kurzweil, and so are the drums."

"Calling this Pond is a bit of a stretch but it's what I thought of. It starts out really mellow, like a pond just as dusk is approaching, where you might here the odd bird but not much else. But as night moves in, things start to happen in a pond, all sorts of little creatures come out.

Instrumentation is a combination of the Eurorack modular, Kilpatrick Phenol and some Kurzweil K2600XS"

The coalescence of chaos

Published on Jun 10, 2017 Alan Currall

"A live recording, on the day following the UK General Election, of a patch I was working on just a couple of days before.
The audio isn't great because it's going straight from the desk 'Record Out' to the camera 'mic in'.
Enjoy with caution."

Unfiltered Audio Integrates with ROLI BLOCKS

Published on May 24, 2017

"Unfiltered Audio is the first plugin developer to fully embrace ROLI's Lightpad Block control surface, offering easy-to-use control for performance and production."

"Plugin Alliance announces promotion partnership with ROLI

'ROLI is a true innovator in our industry, so we were really excited to partner them up with arguably our most innovative Alliance member, Unfiltered Audio.'

- Plugin Alliance CEO Matt Ward, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: Plugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce a promotion partnership with London-headquartered digital age music- making device creator ROLI — resting on Plugin Alliance partner Unfiltered Audio being the first plugin developer to fully embrace ROLI’s revolutionary Lightpad Block control surface with its recently released Instant Delay echo effects plugin powerhouse — as of June 5...

In a six-month promotion running from May 25 to November 25, Instant Delay (MSRP $49.00 USD) is free for ROLI BLOCKS product purchasers who will, upon registration, be issued with a voucher code for redemption at Plugin Alliance will also provide an upgrade path to all Instant Delay license holders to the latest (v1.1) update of Sandman Pro (MSRP $99.00 USD) — Plugin Alliance partner Unfiltered Audio’s undisputed ultimate delay, doubling as a transmogrifying time machine making serious sonic travelling more musically adventurous than ever, thanks to major performance improvements and some serious upgrades to an already killer feature set — for $29.00 USD during this creative promotion partnership.

As a driving force behind the partnership, Plugin Alliance CEO Matt Ward sees the cutting-edge companies concerned as a match made in heaven, revealing, “ROLI is a true innovator in our industry, so we were really excited to be able to partner them up with arguably our most innovative Alliance member, Unfiltered Audio. Neither company is satisfied with redoing what’s already been done; rather, they strive for new ways to create music and sounds. We can’t wait to see what the world’s creative community will come up with by combining BLOCKS and Instant Delay.”

Sentiments that are surely shared by ROLI Senior Director of Developer Products and Partnerships Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut: “We are delighted to partner with Plugin Alliance and Unfiltered Audio on the release of the new Instant Delay and updated Sandman Pro. Their integration with BLOCKS shows both the cutting-edge quality of their plugin designs as well as the exciting potential of BLOCKS as an open platform for app development.”

For his company’s not inconsiderable part in the proceedings, Unfiltered Audio’s Dr. Michael Hetrick clearly concurs: “When ROLI announced the Lightpad Block, we were blown away. The combination of portability and flexibility excited us so much that we reached out to ROLI with our design ideas. We think our performance-based modulation system demonstrates a future of plugins as real-time instruments — not just point-and-click studio tools. We cannot wait to hear what our users make with this creative combo!”

Instant Delay is free for ROLI BLOCKS users during the first six months after its May 25 release, during which time Plugin Alliance will also provide an upgrade path for all Instant Delay license holders to Sandman Pro for $29.00 USD."

Sound Provider Working on "Analog Techno Provider vol2" and "Deep House Provider" Soundbank

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Sound Provider

"Working on 'Analog Techno Provider vol 2' and 'Deep House Provider' Sound Provider next Soundbank.
Drum by Yocto, MfbTanzbar and Tiptop Audio 909 Cp
Bass by Studio Electronics Se1x
Chords by Elektron Analog Four
Arp by Livewire AFG with Schippmann VCF 02 filter

Analog Techno Provider vol1 already available here:"

Roland JUPITER 8 Vintage Synthesizer in Excellent Condition

via this auction


via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT

via this auction

Valero by mudlogger

Valero by mudlogger from mudlogger on Vimeo.

#Rotkehlchen - Studio / (#IRKLIS) at #Synthesizer Meeting #Happy Knobbing 2017

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Rotkehlchen - Studio

"Jam-Session with COTK Model 15 with Apha Juno and Space Echo."

Who gives a ratchet ? Beatstep pro controlling Doepfer A160-5

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Vykaar Tones

"Arturia Beatstep Pro CV Pitch out to Elektor Formant Modular and Velo CV controlling the number of gate repeats generated by the Doepfer A160-5 Voltage controlled clock multiplier Ratchet controller sending gates to the modular.
Juno 106 , Oberheim OB3 squared organ module thru Neo ventilator 2 and CR8000 drums also used here."

Oto Bam + JU-06

Published on Sep 5, 2016 ljs8888

Vermona DRM1 MKIII Demo

Published on Jun 4, 2017 ljs8888

Pearl Syncussion SY-1 Demo

Published on Apr 17, 2017 ljs8888

"With some moog 104m and OTO BAM"

Analog Heat Videos by Ruckus

Published on Feb 19, 2017 Nostalgic Ruckus


1. With the Elektron Analog Heat
"Here on this channel is where all my synth noise will go. Thanks for watching.
Session Title: Krunch
Using: Elektron Analog Heat, Analog 4, and Machine Drum."

2. More Analog Heat to the Drum Track
"Sounds inspired by the Blade Runner 2049 movie trailer.
Session Title: Meat Leaf
Using: Elektron Analog Heat, Analog 4, and Machine Drum."

3. Basic Frequency Test with Analog Heat
"Machine Drum plugged into the Analog Heat on enhancement setting.
Session Title: The New York Hat
Using: Elektron Analog Heat, Analog 4, and Machine Drum."

4. Jomox T-Resonator Feedback Meets Analog Heat Distortion
"Messing around with a drum loop with some crazy feedback and distortion settings.
Session Title: Rise
Using: Elektron Analog Heat, Machine Drum, and Jomox T-Resonator."

80s Retro Vibe Sequenced with Analog Four and Machine Drum

Published on Mar 21, 2017 Nostalgic Ruckus

"Some cheesy for the ears. The kick is enhanced with Analog Heat.
Session Title: Crossing Lake

Using: Elektron Analog 4, Analog Heat, and Machine Drum."

Dark Cinematic Style Using Only Elektron Analog Four

Published on Mar 26, 2017 Nostalgic Ruckus

"A mean arpeggiator with slight delay on the hi-hats.
Session Title: Axis

Using: Elektron Analog 4"

Elektron Truffle Shuffle

Published on May 21, 2017 Nostalgic Ruckus

"Just having fun with this one haha.

Using: Machine Drum, Analog 4, and Analog Heat."

Elektron Digitakt Videos by Ruckus

Published on Jun 11, 2017 Nostalgic Ruckus


1. Digitakt - Untitled
"Spent about 2 hours with the Elektron Digitakt so far. I love this thing!"

2. Digitakt Improv Late Night Sound Design
"Sampling, detuning, some bit reduction, and random filter tweaking with the Elektron Digitakt."

3. Digitakt Granular Ambient
"Some ambient using chromatic mode from a sampled guitar and granular style playback on the second track. The clap is a sample of wood being chopped for a fire."

4. Tension - Roland JU06 Meets Digitakt
"Sampled a patch from the Elektron Analog 4 to the Digitakt and controlled the Roland JU-06 Boutique with the Digitakt via midi. The Analog 4 went through the Analog Heat while sampling giving it that crunch."

Elektron Digitakt Sets

Published on Jun 12, 2017 HighWav

A handfull of Eletron DIGITAKT sets.

Christopher Kah - Session IX with the Elektron DIGITAKT
Digitakt Techno Jam
digitakt - beat made from one bladerunner sample
digitakt ambient to drum and bass
digitakt drum and bass #2

First Taste of the Digitakt

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Miles Cosmo

"My first taste of Elektron's Digitakt, I haven't even read the manual yet and this is what I came up with."

Moog Mother 32 & Boss DF2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion

Published on Jun 13, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

Watch your volume levels on this one.

"Mother 32 synthesiser through the DF2. The DF2 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Krellish the Thought (Make Noise 0-coast)

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Sounds & Things

"Krell...ish Patch for the Make Noise 0-Coast.

Slope: CV OUTput --} TEMPO INput
Stepped Random OUTput --} Voltage MATH: CHannel 2 INput
Voltage MATH: CHannel 1 OUTput --} 1/V OCTave INput
Voltage MATH: CHannel 2 OUTput --} Slope: Rise/Fall Time CV INput
Slope (EOC) Gate Output --} Contour: Gate INput --} Overtone: CV INput
Contour: CV OUTput --} Balance: CV INput --} Oscillator: LINear FM Input
Oscillator: Triangle Wave OUTput --} Balance: CHannel External INput
Contour: End of ONset (EON) OUTput --} Multiply CV INput
(Please credit patch if you use it)"

New Barton Musical Circuits Manual Voltages & Preset Rhythms DIY Modules

Published on Jun 12, 2017 boogdish

Update: details via Barton Musical Circuits:

"This module is a controller that uses a large knob to control pitch and a button to generate triggers and gates. It features internal Sample/Hold and Slew circuits. The PCB has MOTM and Eurorack style power connecters. The jacks are the only panel parts not PCB-Mounted making for easy wiring while being flexible for use in different synth formats. There are also mounting holes for using offboard pots/switches."

Published on Jun 13, 2017 boogdish

Update: details via Barton Musical Circuits:

"This module is a PIC-based rhythm generator inspired by old rhythm boxes and keyboard presets. Kick and Snare patterns are selected using the knobs. It features an internal clock but is compatible with an external clock. There are CV and trigger inputs for pattern selection allowing for an external sequencer to be used. It features Eurorack and MOTM style power connecters and can be used on either 12V or 15V systems without modification."

REAKTOR Blocks 1.3: Kodiak family

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Native Instruments

"The REAKTOR Blocks 1.3 update adds the Kodiak family – five modules, five synth ensembles, and 195+ presets – to NI’s acclaimed virtual modular system.

This video demonstrates 16 of the new presets contained within the Blocks 1.3 update. Each uses a combination of existing Blocks modules and the five Kodiak modules."


Published on Jun 13, 2017 Telekom Electronic Beats

This one focuses mainly on production with plenty of synth spotting including a Roland JP-8000, Access Virus, DSI Tempest, MFB-Synth, and more.

"Skee Mask has operated under complete anonymity since first appearing on the Zenker Brothers' Ilian Tape imprint in 2014. Telekom Electronic Beats TV was lucky enough to sit down with the mysterious techno artist at his home base near Munich and get the scoop about his background, musical journey and production methods."

Roland re-201 space echo + iPad fugue machine + electric violin

Published on Jun 13, 2017 abertronic

"Another one of my restored space echo's now for sale on ebay.

Ive got an iPad with the app 'Fugue Machine' playing through one input and live electric violin on another. Just a quick jam showing that this space echo is working as it should.

My cat loves the space echo... unfortunately she cannot be left alone with it because she'll chew up the tapes!

ROLAND Re-201 Space Echo $899USD
Its just been cleaned, serviced and checked. Cosmetically very good condition!
Internally and externally cleaned. Pots cleaned and lubricated with contact cleaner.
Serial number: 653577
PLUS! 1 tape installed and 5 spare tape loops!!! (new loops)

Pinch roller and tape heads are in excellent condition. Sounds great , with minimum wow and flutter.
Very nice unit!
Full service has been done on this unit including polished tape heads.
youtube demo coming soon…
$145US SAL economy Air (approx 1-2weeks) .
This item is 100v 50/60hz you may need a power converter depending on your country."

"Arc City Theme" [Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade]

Published on Jun 13, 2017 ghostradioshow

"Real-time trackmaking & tweaking with PO-20 palmtop synthesizer.
No other instruments/plugins you know...Enjoy ;D"

korg munilogue and 2 ipads - SoundOfIzrael live session

Published on Jun 12, 2017 Sam Izrael

132 bpm live sessionby SoundOfIzrael
korg minilogue
2 ipads with
Animoog/Audiobus 3/Patterning/Troublemaker/Dm2/Redshrike

Digitakt Meets Modular and Korg KP3

Published on Jun 12, 2017 BBoy Tech Report

"No talking just beats -
#digitakt controlling my modular via @synthrotek's #miditocv module to Pittsburgh modulars #doublehelixoscillator with modular audio looped back into digitakt allowing all sounds to be manipulated by #korgkp3 and #analogheat"

Capacitive Touch Janko Keyboard for Moog Werkstatt

Published on Feb 13, 2017 Ben Bradley

"This is a Janko-layout touch keyboard I made at the 2017 Moog Hackathon at Georgia Tech, February 10-12. I'm playing a few classic bass and melody lines from popular and classic tunes. I only have one octave (13 notes) connected so far.

The capacitive touch sensors use MPR121 capacitive-touch chips, on breakout boards from Adafruit (Moog Hackathon sponsor Sparkfun makes a similar board for the same chip). The example code from Adafruit was modified to read four boards (using the Adafruit library and making four sensor objects and initializing each to one of the four I2C addresses is remarkably easy for anyone with moderate familiarity with C++), and code was written to send a gate (key down) signal to the Werkstatt, and to write a binary representation of the pressed key (low note priority) to an Arduino port connected to a precision R-2R ladder to generate the voltage for the VCO exponential input.

The capacitive touch sensors can be used to make a touch keyboard with any configuration, not just the Janko. With these sensors it's remarkably easy to make a functioning electronic musical keyboard, as no mechanical switches or moving parts are needed. The feeling is at least as responsive as a "real" keyboard, as response to touch and release feels instant as far as I can tell. If anything, there's a "problem" in that if you accidentally, even slightly, touch a key it will sound, whereas with a mechanical keyboard you have to "accidentally" press a key down for it to sound.

A traditional seven-natural-and-five-sharp-keys layout would have been just as easy, but less "interesting." I chose the Janko layout after having read about it for many years (see Paul Vandervoot's piano video "Demonstration of 4-Row Janko Keyboard" - he describes the layout at 4:06). The Janko has, from left to right, six whole steps per octave, thus is one less key wide per octave than the traditional keyboard, so with the same key spacings the Janko octave is a shorter distance. Going up or down diagonally is a half step, so a chromatic scale of all 12 notes is a zig-zag pattern. A major scale is the first three notes in a line (whole steps), diagonally up or down to the next key (a half step), this and the next three keys across (whole steps), and then diagonally again (a half step) to get to the octave key. You can start on any key and the major scale is the same description. This is the remarkable property of the Janko layout, there are very few patterns to memorize for the different scales and chords.

ETA Feb. 18:
Here's a blogpost I just wrote, it includes a schematic diagram and the Arduino source code:"

Aphex Twins' Live Modular Setup


"it’s been said AFX is User18081971 [on Modulargrid] – here’s his DJing Modular Set"

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